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

ing of the Illinois & Michigan Canal. In 1872 he was on the Sny Island levee, Mississippi river; in 1873 on the Cairo & Vincennes Railroad; from 1874 to 1876 he was under Col. John W. Barlow of the U. S. Engineer Corpson government inspection of the harbor improvements at Norwalk and Milford, Conn. Since 1878 he has been engaged in the engineer's office of the Boston & Albany Railroad at Springfield, Mass. He was born Nov. 26, 1819. Mr. Dale is proficient, and well known for his thoroughness in the details of civil engineering.

    GEORGE DALE, Stafford, Conn. — Farmer. He died Oct. 10, 1886, aged 62 years.

    OWEN DORSEY ROBB, Annapolis, Md. — For many years connected with the naval academy. He died April 1, 1875, aged 50 years.

    ADONIJAH FOOT. — Civil engineer. Died in Carrollville, Miss., April 12, 1860, aged 37 years.

    EDWARD R. LEE, Springfield, Mass. — A printer in the Republican office. He died May 12, 1855, aged 30 years.



Those that attended the school from the prominent families of the town were as follows: —

    LUCINDA 0. HOWARD, Springfield, Mass.

    SARAH BLISS, now Mrs. George Walker, Washington, D. C. — Hon. Geo. Walker was a lawyer. A graduate of Dartmouth College in 1845. A member of the Massachusetts Senate in 1858-59, and the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1868. He was elected president of the Third National Bank upon its organization in 1864. He was appointed Consul General at Paris, France, Feb. 12,1880. His successor was appointed May 17, 1887. He died at Washington, D. C., Jan. 15, 1888, in the 64tll year of his age.

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