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

        HENRY D. LAY. — Was born in Agawam, Mass., Jan. 8, 1824. Went to East Granby, Conn., in 1841, to learn carriage making; in 1843 was in the employ of the late David Smith, carriage maker, Springfield, Mass. He removed to West Newbury, Mass., in 1845, and engaged in business on his own account. He has served his adopted town in various capacities; was clerk five years, prudential committee three years, and was selectman, assessor, and overseer of the poor five years in each office. In 1864 he enlisted for one year in the U. S. service in the war of the Rebellion. He was a member of the Massachusetts Legislature in 1874, and voted to rescind the resolutions of censure on Charles Sumner passed by a previous Legislature. Is now commander of Major Boyd Encampment, Post No. 151, Massachusetts Department of the Grand Army of the Republic.

        OLIVER BUTTERFIELD. — Was in the printing business at Lyons, Michigan. During the war of the Rebellion he was in the gun-boat service on the Western rivers, and was wounded at the taking of Forts Henry and Donelson. He died at Mound City in 1862, aged 42.

        HENRY BUTTERFIELD, Stafford Springs, Conn. -- Hardware merchant.

        HORATIO SEXTON, Springfield, Mass. — Followed the sea for a short time. He died in this city Oct. 2, 1859, aged 40.

        HORACE CUTLER, Springfield, Mass. — Was in the dry goods business about twenty years, firm of Cutler & Rollins. Employed at the U. S. Armory from 1863 until his death, March 26, 1885, aged 71.

        LEWIS CUTLER, Springfield, Mass. — Was in the dry goods business for many years, as clerk for Tinkham & Co., and with Cutler & Rollins. He died April 15, 1884, aged 65.

        HARVEY E. MOSELEY. — Engaged in the insurance business in Springfield, Mass., from 1870 to 1877. Was conductor on the Hartford & New Haven Railroad for several years. He died at St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 17, 1887, aged 65.

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