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Rhode Island - three centuries of democracy vol 3

Biography of John Brownell Peck

Naval officer, manufacturer, educator, philosopher, agriculturist are all essential in describing the activities of the late John Brownell Peck, of Rhode Island, who was a resident of Peace Dale at the time of his death. For fifty-seven years no resident of the State was better known or more highly regarded than he. Everything to which …

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Biography of Roger W. Rodman

For nine years the town of Wickford, Rhode Island, has made wide use of the business establishment of Roger W. Rodman, who operates an ice cream plant and distributes radiola radios, newspapers, and periodicals. Roger W. Rodman was born in Lafayette Village, in the town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, March 2, 1888, son of …

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Biography of Edwin J. Ryan

One of the well-known merchants of North Kingstown, Wickford, Rhode Island, is Edwin J. Ryan, who conducts a large grocery store and market which is one of the oldest and most important of the independent establishments in the town. Edwin J. Ryan was born in Belleville Village, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, October 17, 1885, son …

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Biography of Henry Russell Barber

The lumber, hardware, and building supply business has furnished for Henry Russell Barber ample opportunities for successful achievement in the commercial life of Wickford Village, in the town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Here, too, he has taken an extensive part in social and civic life, and through his public activities has done much for …

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Edwin Bragg Foster

Biography of Edwin Bragg Foster

The name Foster or its kindred in various spellings began as early as any surname and in the Middle Ages was of great significance, since it was derived from the office of forester, which under the feudal system was a position of great power and influence. The foresters of Flanders were created by Charlemagne to …

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Biography of John Edward Babcock

Descended from one of the most prominent Rhode Island families which has been represented in this State for more than two hundred years, John Edward Babcock, of Wakefield, was a worthy scion of a race of pioneers and constructive industrialists and contributed in great measure to the progress of the community. He was respected and …

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Biography of Samuel R. Robinson

Directly descended from Richard Warren, a member of the company that came to Plymouth, Massachusetts, in the “Mayflower,” and also from fourteen governors and deputy governors of Rhode Island, of the sixth generation from Deputy Governor William Robinson, no man in Rhode Island has a heritage of prouder lineage than Samuel R. Robinson, of Wakefield, …

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Biography of Howard Vernon Allen

Member of an old and distinguished Rhode Island family, which has been prominent in the life of this State in every generation, Howard V. Allen inherits many of the characteristic traits of his ancestors, and through his career has shed new luster on an ancient name. As banker and business executive at East Greenwich, he …

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