Taylor's Legislative History and Souvenir of Connecticut, 190-; Portraits and Sketches of State Officials, Senators, Representatives, Etc. List of Committees. Portraits and Roll of Delegates to Constitutional Convention of 1902. Volume 4

Taylor's Legislative History and Souvenir of Connecticut, 190-; Portraits and Sketches of State Officials, Senators, Representatives, Etc. List of Committees. Portraits and Roll of Delegates to Constitutional Convention of 1902. Volume 4

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...and Webster and a descendant of Col. Jonathan Holman, of Sutton, Mass., of Revolutionary fame. Mr. Holman's early days were spent on a farm, receiving his education in the common schools of his native town and in Nichols Academy, Dudley, Mass., after which he entered into mercantile business at Worcester, and later in Webster, where he remained for five years. On August 20, 1862, he married the eldest daughter, Laura Jane, of the late Hiram Allyn, Esq., and Caroline Avery, descendants of the Allyns and Averys of Groton. In 1866, through ex-Governor Thomas Seymour, of Hartford, Mr. Holman was offered the position of clerk and purser of the day steamboat "Silver Star," of the New York and Hartford Steamboat Co., which plied between Hartford and Saybrook Point. Here he first formed the acquaintance of the travelling public and upon the completion of the Hartford and Connecticut Valley Railroad, at the solicitation of the late Hon. J. C. Walkley, the road's first president, Mr. Holman accepted the position of conductor, and without any railroad experience he stepped aboard the first train ever run over the road to Old Saybrook Point, July 31, 1871. Mr. Holman was offered the choice of a home in Hartford or Saybrook. He chose the latter and still lives in the house he built thirty-two years ago and runs the same train daily, a record few conductors can equal in the United States. Mr. and Mrs. Holman have one daughter, Mabel Cassine. Mr. Holman is a member of the First Church of Christ in Old Saybrook and a member of the Lodge of Freemasons. He was elected to the House of Representatives by a large Republican majority and faithfully served on the two important committees, Humane Institutions and Joint Constitutional Amendments. Alexander A....show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123654935X
  • 9781236549358