Historical and Biographical Work: Or, Past and Present of Clinton County [Pa., Comprising a Sketch of Every Town and Township ... Biographical Sketches of Many Prominent Citizens ... and a Complete History of All Murders, Floods, and Other Important Events that Have Occurred in Clinton County]

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Pennsylvania Grit Printing House, 1892 - Clinton County (Pa.) - 417 pages
 

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Page 16 - I had to be all the society there was at that time in the town. If there was any music to be played, I had to be a full band myself, having no person to assist me. I now undertook to divide the counties of Lycoming and Centre, and make a new county to be called Clinton. I had petitions printed to that effect, and sent them to Harrisburg, to have them presented to the Legislature, and then went down myself to have the matter represented in good order. My friend JOHN GAMBLE, was our member from Lycoming...
Page 143 - His early education was received in the public schools of his native town and he afterward attended the University of Michigan.
Page 213 - He then entered the General Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church in New York, and graduated therefrom in 1874.
Page 206 - He received his early education in the schools of his native town, and later finished his studies at Mount Washington Collegiate Institute, New York City.
Page 352 - ... communicating with the different mines and the basin, finished.— One track of the road leads to the nail works, which are calculated to consume 5,000 tons of coal per year. An extensive rolling mill is in progress...
Page 13 - I would like to have it made like marble; but as he did not understand English very well, he made it what I call Dutch marble, all full of white and black spots. The natives of that country thought it was a wonderful thing, that I should throw away my money so, to make a nice seat to sit on, and asked me why I did so. I told them that I sat far more comfortable on that seat, than I could on a bag of dollars. So they gave it up. It has ever since gone by the name of "Church's folly.
Page 291 - ... therein until the time of his death. Mr. Greene served as draft commissioner on his congressional district board during the War of Secession, and in 1863 was elected to the assembly on the Union ticket. Henry Harnden, born In Wilmington, Mass.. March 4, 1823; died In Madison, Wis., March 17, 1900. He received a common school education, and at the age of eighteen ran away to sea and was absent for five years. On his return he found the Mexican War In progress. He immediately volunteered, and was...
Page 318 - Street — a house still standing, and known to-day as the Mark Twain home. John Clemens had met varying fortunes in Hannibal. Neither commerce nor the practice of law had paid. The office of justice of the peace, to which he was elected, returned a fair income, but his business losses finally obliged him to sell Jennie, the slave girl.
Page 352 - ... tenements, each calculated to render a family entirely comfortable. Here are inexhaustible mines of iron, with the bituminous coal for smelting it, and all the elements for building up a manufacturing establishment capable of supplying iron in all its forms to our widely extended and populous country.
Page 400 - The public was greatly excited, and after a prolonged trial all the defendants were found guilty; Oscar Neebe was sentenced to fifteen years imprisonment and all of the other defendants were sentenced to be hanged. The case was carried to the Supreme Court and was there affirmed in the fall of 1887. Soon thereafter Lingg committed suicide. The sentence of Fielden and Schwab was commuted to imprisonment for life, and Parsons, Fischer, Engel and Spies were hanged, and the petitioners now ask to have...

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