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

        JOHN W. RUSSELL, Springfield, Mass. — At the age of fifteen went to learn the machinist's trade of Zelotes Lombard. From 1846 to 1849 was superintendent machine works of Slate & Brown, Windsor Locks, Conn. He went to California in 1849, and returned in 1851 to Springfield, Mass. In 1855 he went to Wisconsin engaged in farming. From 1861 to 1863 was employed at the U. S. Armory. In 1865 he commenced business on his own account, and is now of the firm of Russell & Day, machinists of this city.

        JAMES G. ALLEN, Springfield, Mass. — Studied law in the office of Beach & Bond. In 1853 he removed to Palmer, Mass., and commenced the practice of law. He was appointed judge of the police court for Eastern Hampden and was a member of the Legislature in the House in 1867. He died Dec. 10, 1878, aged 58.

        BENJAMIN F. WARNER, Springfield, Mass. — Was clerk in the Chicopee Bank when it commenced business in 1836. On the resignation in 1841 of Henry Seymour, the first cashier, he was appointed to fill the vacancy March 19, 1841, being then not twenty-one years of age. He resigned his position to accept the cashiership of the Continental Bank, New York, his resignation being accepted Feb. 29, 1856. He was elected cashier of the Continental Bank Feb. 5, 1856, and resigned Feb. 16, 1861. He died at Hartford, Conn., July 12, 1862, aged 42.

        LEWIS STEBBINS, Springfield, Mass. — He was drowned while bathing, in Hartford, Conn., June 7, 1834, aged 18.

        ISRAEL TRASK. — It is said that he was lost overboard from a steamer from New Orleans bound to New York, several years ago.

        JAMES S, BRYANT, Hartford, Conn. — He was for over thirty years book-keeper for Day, Owen & Co., afterwards for Root & Childs. He died Dec. 20, 1884.

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