Category Archives: Bicentennial Biographies

Bicentennial Biographiesis brought to you as a public service by the Chautauqua County Historical Society throughout 2011 to celebrate the county’s 200th birthday. To learn more, visit www.mclurgmuseum.org or contact your local historical society.

Pauline G. Stitt – Bicentennial Biography No. 194

Pauline G. Stitt was born May 28, 1909 and raised in the Frewsburg area. She was the daughter of Austin and Allene Davis Stitt. Pauline graduated from Frewsburg High School in 1926 and from the University of Michigan College of … Continue reading

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Victor M. Rice – Bicentennial Biography No. 193

Victor M. Rice was born in Mayville on April 5, 1818 to William and Rachel Waldo Rice. He studied in local schools and later attended Alleghany College in Pennsylvania. In 1842 after graduating from college, Rice began studying law in … Continue reading

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Walter and Loren Sessions – Bicentennial Biography No. 192

The Sessions family was a successful and celebrated family from Panama. Walter Sessions was born in Brandon, Vermont on Oct. 4, 1820. Seven years later, his brother Loren Sessions was born, on Oct. 12, 1827. In about 1835, their family … Continue reading

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Samuel Hopkins Adams – Bicentennial Biograpy No. 191

Samuel Hopkins Adams was born January 26, 1871 in Dunkirk, the son of Minister Myron Adams and Hester Rose. Hopkins entered Hamilton College in Clinton, New York in 1887. From 1891 to 1929, he was a reporter for the New … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Biographies No. 186 – 190

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring Celestine Damiano (Dunkirk), Thomas Leach (French Creek), Bina Williams Fuller (Frewsburg), Hall R. Clothier (Silver Creek) and John Schofield (Gerry). Originally broadcast on local radio stations Sept. 26 – Sept. … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Biographies No. 181 – 185

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring Samuel Carlson (Jamestown), Stan Lundine (Jamestown), Jess J. Present (Jamestown and Bemus Point), Roy Orton (Ripley) and Julian Buesink (Findley Lake). Originally broadcast on local radio stations Sept. 19 – … Continue reading

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