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

        SAMUEL R. NEWELL, Springfield, Mass. — Firm of Newell Brothers Manufacturing Company. In 1838 clerk in the jobbing house of Bowles & Childs, Hartford, Conn.; in i843 engaged in the rubber store of Ames & Newell, New York, his brother, Nelson C. Newell, being a partner. The brothers in a few years went to Longmeadow, Mass., and began the making of buttons with the late Dimond Chandler. Afterwards they bought out Mr. Chandler. About 1861 they removed their business to Springfield. Samuel R. Newell was, with his brother, half owner in the Dickinson Hard Rubber Company and president of the same. He died Dec. 4, 1878, aged 56.

        NELSON C. NEWELL, Springfield, Mass. — Firm of Newell Brothers Manufacturing Company. Was among the first to engage in the manufacture of India rubber at Naugatuck, Conn., also the first of the button manufacturers in this vicinity. He is president and treasurer of Newell Brothers Manufacturing Company, a director in the City National Bank, and in the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. Was member of the common council in 1871 and 1872. A successful manufacturer and an estimable citizens

        ELI H. PATCH, Springfield, Mass. — Boarding stables. Member of the common council in 1862, 1863, and 1869, alderman in 1873.

        N. DENSLOW GAY, Springfield, Mass. — Was in the hat and fur business in this city for many years; removed to Worcester, Mass., and engaged in the flour and grain trade. Now resides in this city.

        DELIUS ALLIN, Middletown, Conn. — Was in the tool department at the U. S. Armory, Springfield, Mass., for several years. He went South and for several years previous to the war of the Rebellion was master armorer at the U. S. Arsenal at Charleston, S. C., and since and at present with Russell Manufacturing Company at Middletown, Conn.

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