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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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Biography of Elmer Lother

Business and civic life have furnished to Elmer Lother ample opportunity for rendering service to his fellowmen and for attaining to a place of prominence in his community and State. In Warren, Rhode Island, Mr. Lother is now filling the position of postmaster; and previous to his incumbency in this office he held the respect and the esteem of his fellows for his achievements in the jewelry trade. Mr. Lother was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on August 27, 1881, a son of Joseph and Estelle H. (Huddleston) Lother. His father, a native of Ryegate, Vermont, was engaged as a …

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Biography of Prof. Jeremiah Lewis Diman, D. D.

A member of an old and prominent Rhode Island family, the late Professor Jeremiah Lewis Diman, D. D., was born in this State and practically spent his entire life here, the exception being the years he studied in German universities, and the eight years that he spent in the active ministry as the pastor of two Congregational churches in Massachusetts. The greater part of his career and, perhaps, its most brilliant and useful portion was devoted to teaching at his alma mater. Brown University. His brilliancy as a teacher not only brought him great success in this work, but also …

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Biography of Frederick P. Church

For more than three decades Frederick P. Church has ably served the people of Barrington, Rhode Island, as town clerk, and he is one of the outstanding citizens of that community. Frederick P. Church was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, September 18, 1856, son of Samuel T. and Clarissa C. (Clark) Church. The father, born in Bristol, Rhode Island, was in early life a mariner, and he became a ship’s carpenter at the Charlestown Navy Yard, where he remained until his death. The mother, also deceased, was born in Cumberland. The son was educated in the Barrington public schools, at Cady’s …

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Biography of Leroy Gilbert Staples

In the educational circles of Rhode Island, Leroy Gilbert Staples is well and favorably known. As superintendent of schools of the town of Warren, he has filled that position for over twenty years, during which period he has been a large factor not only in administration of the system generally but also in modernizing many of the school plants and in heightening of the morale and efficiency of the teaching personnel. Mr. Staples enjoys high standing in the major educational bodies. Born in North Berwick, Maine, November 25, 1878, Leroy Gilbert Staples is the son of Gilbert B. and Abbie …

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Biography of Rev. Walter J. Rozpad

The present pastor of St. Cassimir’s Church of Warren, Rhode Island, Rev. Walter J. Rozpad, took charge June 15, 1928, since which time he has been successfully carrying forward the work so well begun by his predecessors. St. Cassimir’s parish was organized October 21, 1908, with the Rev. Peter Switala as its first pastor. Father Switala purchased land as the site for a church, December 28, 1908, planned a modest church building, and placed the work of construction in charge of Thomas Loughlan. The work went forward successfully, and by July 25, 1909, the church was completed and consecrated by …

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Luke H Callan

Biography of Luke H. Callan

More than a quarter of a century after he had founded the contracting and construction business, which still bears his name, General Callan finds himself recognized as one of the largest and most successful contractors in New England. This is the natural result of a lifetime of hard work, exceptional ability and unwavering integrity. Important as his position is in the business world, it is fully equaled by his prominence in several other phases of the community’s and the State’s life. For many years he has been a leading figure in public affairs in his native city, Bristol, which has …

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Biography of Ezra Dixon, Jr.

A native and lifelong resident of Bristol, Mr. Dixon, after seventeen years in a business of his own, became associated with his father in the conduct of a company founded by the latter many years ago. This association of father and son has proved very agreeable to both. Mr. Dixon is generally regarded as possessing all of the many characteristics which have made his father for many years one of the leading figures in the world of business in Bristol. He is also prominently active in fraternal affairs, is a member of several social clubs and in every respect ranks …

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