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

    THOMAS D. KINGSBURY, Arkadelphia, Ark. — Merchant. Died October 1, 1875, aged 54.

    EDWARD W. KINSLEY, Boston, Mass. — Was a merchant for many years. Now railroad commissioner for the State of Massachusetts.

    MASON WILLARD, Longmeadow, Mass. — A farmer.

    ALFRED BOOTH, Springfield, Mass. — Journalist.

    JOHN HUNT, Vernon, Vt.




    EDWARD FLINT. — Was superintendent of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, also engaged in the shipping business for several years in San Francisco, Cal. On the 21st Of July, 1862, he started homeward for a visit via Panama, being a passenger on the steamer "Golden Gate," which took fire on July 27, fifteen miles off Manzanilla, Mex., and was burnt to the water's edge, and sunk in deepwater. About two hundred persons perished in this disaster, among those who were lost being the noble-hearted Flint, at the early age Of 35. One of his old schoolmates, now an eminent physician in Nebraska, writes "I can testify that he was a boy of most generous impulses, full of genial life, a good student, and possessed most amiable and loving traits of character. Poor Ned! I loved him, and have dropped many tears to his memory."

    After the close of the seminary in 1843 Mr. Eaton transferred the school to his own residence, 140 Maple street, which he had purchased for $5,200 in July, 1836, of the late Joseph C. Parsons. The house which he then occupied was moved several years ago to Central street, now 85 and 87. It was owned after Mr. Eaton left it by William Gunn, and was by him moved to Central street.

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