Born in New Haven, Clarence Wickham resided in Manchester and Hartford during his childhood. After graduating from Hartford Public High School in 1879, he followed in his father Horace’s professional…

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Amos Whitney was born in Biddeford, Maine. At age 13, he was apprenticed to the Essex Machine Company of Lawrence, Massachusetts. After a year as a journeyman, he came to…

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Born in Terryville, Connecticut, James Terry, Jr.’s grandfather and great grandfather were noted clockmakers. His father, James Sr., established the Eagle Lock Company. Known worldwide, the company was the leading…

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Wallace Stevens was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. In high school, he achieved high marks and was known as a skillful orator. He reported for the school newspaper. Upon graduation, he…

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The Daniel Russell Monument is the only memorial at Cedar Hill featuring a life-size likeness of an actual person. The monument features a statue, in a sitting posture, of Daniel…

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Born in New York, Henry Roberts graduated from Yale University (1878). He studied at Columbia University for one year and in 1879 earned a law degree from Yale Law School.  Hartford…

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Born in Vermont, Francis Pratt’s family moved to Lowell, Massachusetts when he was 8 years old. When old enough, he apprenticed to Warren Aldrich to learn the machinist’s trade.  In…

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Albert Linder Pope was the son of Albert Augustus and Abby Linder Pope. He was educated at Chauncey Hall School (Boston), King’s School (Stamford, CT), and Phillips Exeter Academy (NH).…

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DeWitt Page began his career as a salesman in Hartford and New Britain stores. He later sold insurance. In 1891, he went to Bristol to join New Departure as a…

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Born in Colchester, Charles H. Northam moved to Hartford in 1812 to accept a position at a grocery store. After learning the trade, Northam operated his own grocery with various…

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