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Biography of Grafton I. Kenyon

Grafton I. Kenyon is well known in Wakefield, Rhode Island, as a successful business man, secretary, and assistant treasurer of the O. P. Kenyon Company, Incorporated, and member of a family which has for more than two hundred years been associated with the development of Rhode Island. The Kenyon line includes the following generations: John …

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Biography of Edward Martin Burke

Early recognition of the legal abilities of Edward Martin Burke followed his establishment in practice in Westerly in 1895, he having been elected in 1898 the first judge of the Probate Court in this place, an office he has filled continuously ever since. Judge Burke is a citizen of high standing, a lawyer of finish …

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Biography of Arthur L. Perry

Having become connected with the Westerly Savings Bank almost three decades ago, immediately following his college days, Mr. Perry has continued to be identified with this bank and its successor, the Washington Trust Company of Westerly. After having served for twenty-five years as treasurer, he succeeded his father in the presidency of the Washington Trust …

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Biography of William Hinchliffe

Among the well-known textile experts of New England is William Hinchliffe, superintendent of the Caro Cloth Company, of Carolina, of which concern he was one of the organizers. He has an extensive experience in the textile processes and management of the business, covering many years. William Hinchliffe was born in Huddersfield, England, January 16, 1878, …

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Biography of W. Herbert Caswell

A leader in the political activities of the Republican party in Narragansett and Washington County, W. Herbert Caswell, formerly engaged in the hotel business, has served as clerk of the Superior Court in his native jurisdiction, being the incumbent of the office of the town clerk of Narragansett for more than two-score years. He is …

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Biography of William Gardiner Caswell

First a farmer, afterwards a merchant, prominent in town and State politics, the late William Gardiner Caswell in the latter years of his life was a well-known and successful hotel proprietor. He amassed a competence and lived in retirement for some years until his death. Born February 11, 1828, son of John West Caswell, William …

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Biography of Arthur L. Gardiner

Since 1900 the textile industry of Rhode Island has been the medium through which the business abilities of Arthur L. Gardiner, of Shannock, have found expression. Mr. Gardiner’s work in business management has been highly commended, his activities prior to his coming to Shannock having been notable and appreciated by those with whom he was …

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Biography of Reuben Bartlett Eaton

For more than twenty years, Reuben Bartlett Eaton has been associated with the Peace Dale Manufacturing Company of Peace Dale, Rhode Island. In that time he has risen from minor positions to those of great responsibility and trust, serving now as superintendent of the company. Mr. Eaton was born at Peace Dale, on January 29, …

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