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Biography of Albert Sidney Almy

To the notable group of Americans who have contributed most to the progress which has made this one of the most remarkable periods in the history of mankind belongs the late Albert Sidney Almy, of Bristol, Rhode Island, by virtue of his lifelong connection with shipbuilding. To the improvement of water craft he gave his very considerable abilities and his devoted attention. He was prominent in business and in civic activities, and a man of many warm and lasting friendships. Albert Sidney Almy was born July 31, 1836, at Little Compton, Rhode Island, son of Isaac C. and Alice (Bateman) …

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Biography of Richard Stanley Smith

A resident of Warren, Rhode Island, for many years, Richard Stanley Smith has risen to an important place in the life of this community. He has freely given his services in the public interest as town clerk, filling this position with efficiency and success for almost two decades. Mr. Smith was born at Wellfleet, Massachusetts, on December 22, 1873, a son of John T. Smith, a native of Liverpool, England, and of Ella W. (Rich) Smith, born at Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Both parents are now deceased. The father was a mariner in early life, and later was engaged as a fisherman, …

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Biography of Horace Williams Tinkham

After an outstanding career in the industrial field of Rhode Island for a quarter of a century, where he came to be one of the leading manufacturers in the State, Horace Williams Tinkham, of Warren, abandoned that occupation and engaged in agriculture. The wonderful versatility of his mental endowments was here displayed, for he quickly became an authority and for the twenty-seven years preceding his death he was even more prominent in his latter occupation than he had been in manufacturing. He made of farming an exact science and, frequently operating on lines in direct opposition to long custom, illustrated …

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Biography of John Michael Maloy

For over seventy years John Michael Maloy, boy and man, was a familiar personage to the people of Warren, while for far longer than half a century he was a popular and prosperous merchant there. Quiet, unassuming, genial and courteous in all his associations with his fellows, he was the soul of honor and a living example of the Golden Rule. His value as a citizen was recognized and he was called to public office, in which he served with distinction and with value to the people. It is probable that no merchant in the city accomplished more with less …

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Biography of Howard E. Aylsworth

Prominent in the business life of Warren, Rhode Island, and known throughout this and neighboring New England communities, Howard E. Aylsworth holds a place of leadership among his fellowmen in the commercial world. The particular business in which he is most active is the automobile accessories trade, but he extends his activities into numerous other fields of endeavor. Mr. Aylsworth was born in Natick, Rhode Island, on January 18, 1892, a son of Elmer R. and Lillie B. (Wilbur) Aylsworth. His father, a native of Providence, Rhode Island, is engaged in business as a shoe salesman; and the mother, now …

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Biography of John C. Howland

Native and lifelong resident of Warren, Rhode Island, John C. Howland is now manager of the Duitt Manufacturing Company, an enterprise established originally by his father. Though still in his ’twenties, Mr. Howland has proved himself a capable executive and business man, and his services have been of real value to his company which ranks among the largest manufacturers of handkerchiefs in the United States. Mr. Howland was born at Warren, Rhode Island, on November 12, 1901, a son of Henry P. Howland, born at Sandwich, Massachusetts, who was engaged as a manufacturer until his death, and of Annie M. …

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Biography of David C. Black

After serving valiantly in the commercial army of Rhode Island for more than thirty years, during which he contributed much to the general prosperity through his activities, David C. Black, of Warren, interested himself in realty development and upon that feature left a deep and favorable impress. The labor of his latter years he pleases to call by the name of retirement, but to one of less energetic nature it would be classified as work. He, however, is a descendant of a line of sturdy forebears whose careers have been interwoven with the activities of three centuries of labor that …

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Biography of Ebenezer Tiffany

The name of Tiffany is one of the oldest and best known in Barrington, Rhode Island, where several generations of the family have participated in business and public affairs. Ebenezer Tiffany has lived up to the family traditions in both respects and has long served as town treasurer. Ebenezer Tiffany was born in Barrington, April 7, 1869, son of Ebenezer Tiffany and his wife, Harriet L. Goodwin, who was born in Norton, Massachusetts, and is now deceased, and a direct descendant of an early Ebenezer Tiffany who was born at Barrington, Rhode Island, served during the Revolutionary War, and spent …

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Biography of William Merrick Chapin

Missionary, educator, philanthropist, William Merrick Chapin was one of the most beloved clergymen of New England, where he had labored in the vineyard of God for more than forty years, his home having been in Barrington from the year 1879 until 1921. Sincere and devout, he was in the truest sense a lover of his fellowmen, delighting to serve them and giving prodigally of his time and strength to improve the conditions amid which he and his community lived and worked. He was hearty in his manner, genial and cordial to all, comforting to the afflicted, sympathetic with the sorrowing, …

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Biography of Donat P. Fortier

Versatility of accomplishment is a notable feature of the comparatively brief career of Donat P. Fortier, of Warren, who has not only shown himself to be a good business man and a qualified and practical telegrapher, but has also acquitted himself creditably in public office and in the military service. All of these have covered a period of less than twenty years and in all of them there has been that strenuous application of mind and sound judgment that is all too rare but none the less essential to complete achievement. It is gratifying that Rhode Island possesses citizens of …

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