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

        S. WHITMARSH MOORE, Chicago, Ill. — He died several years ago from injuries received in a railroad accident in Illinois.

        GEORGE A. JONES, Hartford, Conn. — He died Nov. 28, 1881, aged 56.

        SILAS D. CLARK. — Learned his trade of Charles G. Rice, Springfield, Mass. He was employed for four years in the locomotive works of Hinckley & Drury, Boston, Mass. He was for two years at the Portland locomotive works, Portland, Me., and for two and a half years was superintendent of the shops of the Cleveland & Toledo Railroad. He was for six years (until August, 1861,) the first master mechanic of the Des Moines Valley Railroad shops in Keokuk. During the late war he was in the employ of the U. S. Government. In 1866 he accepted a position as superintendent of the Kansas River Iron Works in Kansas City, Mo., where he remained until 1872, when he went to Ottawa, Kan., where he built a foundry and machine shop. He has been engaged in business until recently, when he retired from active work. His son is superintendent of the pattern making department of an extensive foundry in Kansas City, Mo.

        ARTHUR HATCH. — Went to sea, landed some years after in California, where he now resides. Has been employed on a railroad.

        JOHN MILLS, Chicago, Ill. — Was a civil engineer. He died March, 1887, aged 63.

        WILLIAM L. WILCOX, Springfield, Mass. — In 1846 he succeeded his father, Philip Wilcox (died Nov. 19, 1842,aged 42), in the stove and tin ware business, in connection with his brother; successfully conducted it from 1860 until 1886. Now engaged with his brother, John P., in the manufacture of cement drain pipe. A member of the common council in 1860 and 1861, from Ward Three. Trustee of the Taylor Benevolent Fund.

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