History Of The "Old High School" 1828-1840
by Charles Wells Chapin

        CHARLES W. CHAPIN, Springfield, Mass. — Went to Illinois in 1841 and engaged in farming. In 1844 went to Philadelphia, engaged in the mercantile marine shipping there and in New York until 1852; was in the service of the Springfield Gas Light Company three years. From 1855 until 1875 he was in the coal business.

        WILLIAM RICE, Springfield, Mass. — From 1841 to 1857 engaged in the work of the ministry, New England Conference Methodist Episcopal Church; 1875 to 1882, trustee of Wesleyan University; member of the Massachusetts Board of Education; 1873 to 1882 chaplain Hampden County House of Correction. Member of the School Committee from 1865 to 1882; vice-president of the Five Cents Savings Bank, and the esteemed librarian of the City Library since 1861.

        MOSES HAZEN WHITE, Cincinnati, Ohio. — He was first lieutenant Company C, and major Of 22d Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Rebellion, was librarian of the young men's Mercantile Library, Cincinnati, 0. He died May 1, 1878, in his 61st year. He was the son of Col. John H. White of Lancaster, N. H.

        ALFRED BOOTH. — Engaged in medical studies in Philadelphia in 1843-45, and in New York in 1847; practiced medicine in Norwich, Conn., in 1848, and in Springfield, 1849-50; engaged in newspaper work in 1859; advertising agent for J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass., in 1860-63 the same in New York in 1863. Engaged on the Union in this city in 1864 and for several years on. the Homestead. In Boston, 1876, afterwards in New York, writing and lecturing. Was instrumental in chartering Bellevue College in Boston, in 1880; chartered the Excelsior Medical College in 1882; was engaged on the American Agriculturist, New York city. In 1868 he, wrote a series of articles (22 in number) of Historical Reminiscences of Springfield, which were published in a local paper. Residence, Springfield, Mass.

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