Successful Vermonters; A Modern Gazetteer of Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans Counties Containing an Historical Review of the Several Towns and a Series of Biographical Sketches of the Men of Mark Who Have Won Distinction in Their Several

Successful Vermonters; A Modern Gazetteer of Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans Counties Containing an Historical Review of the Several Towns and a Series of Biographical Sketches of the Men of Mark Who Have Won Distinction in Their Several

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... its organization in 1898. The Judge has been master three years, and Miss Jennie lecturer and secretary for two years each. He is also a director of the St. Johnsbury Fair Ground company. The Meader family at this home consists of the widowed mother and her son and daughter, Thomas A. and Jennie. Neither Thomas A. nor Jennie were ever married but have remained with the mother on the farm, to which they came with her when they were but children, and here they maintain one of the solid, grand old homes for which Ryegate is so famous. The family are members of the United Presbyterian church at Ryegate. The Judge is a thorough going Republican and can be depended upon to stay. GAY, Allen T., of Ryegate, well known as the genial proprietor of the jewelry and notion store in Gibson block, is a "downeaster" by birth. He has "swung round the circle" of New England and for most satisfactory reasons settled in South Ryegate. He was born in Waldo, Maine, in 1863, son of Abial W. and Sarah T. Godding Gay. He left home at the age of 17, went to Bangor, Maine, and there worked two years learning the trade of oar maker. He then went to Taunton, Massachusetts, and was employed five years as a nurse and attendant in the ' insane asylum, where he obtained some ideas of diseased human na SUCCESSFUL VERMONTERS. quired a change and he resided two years on a farm in Groton. He then came to South Ryegate and became a member of the mercantile firm of Terry, George & Gay, but after three years sold his interest to his partners and started in business for himself, in the line of jewelry and notions. At a disastrous fire on the night of October 13, 1898. Mr. Gay's entire stock was consumed, entirely without insurance. 11 was a severe blow, but he...show more

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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236534514
  • 9781236534514