Source: Baltimore Patriot - Maryland
Dated: Apr. 7, 1828
There is no spot, of its size, on earth containing so
much wealth, enterprise, industry, comfort and morality, as
Rhode Island ~ Prov. Patriot.
To this may be added - that Rhode Island, small as it
is, has been as fruitful in eminent men as any state in the
union, be it ever so large. As early as 1723, it was the
residence of that truly eminent and widely celebrated divine and
philosopher, Dean BERKLEY, afterwards Bishop of Cloyne.
It is said that he wrote his minute philosopher while there.
The first anatomical and surgical lectures ever delivered in
America, (about 1760) were given at Newport by Dr. William
HUNTER. A year or two after, lectures on electricity,
with the Franklinian experiments, were given by Solomon
SOUTHWICK, the father of the gentleman of the same name in
Albany. From about 1756, there was more general literature
in Newport, and through the Island, then perhaps any other park
of America, owning to a very well selected public library given
by Abraham REDWOOD, Esq., a very opulent and
generous person belonging to the Society of Friends. He
gave five hundred pounds sterling for the books in
London. These were selected by a colony agent with great
judgment, and some were added by private donations President
STYLES was its librarian between twenty and thirty years.
After British army took possession of the Island, this valuable
selection of books was despoiled of a great portion of the
English classics, histories, voyages and travels, and whatever
came under the head of entertaining books - The library is still
Among military men, Rhode Island gave to the nation
General GREEN and Commodore PERRY. - The once
very beautiful scenery which embellished the Island, and its
character for healthfullness, drew to it every summer numbers of
opulent invalids, with not a few men of property, who sought
pleasure and agreeable residence. - It was the permanent
residence of many men of independent fortune past the meridian
of life, from different parts of Europe and from the West India
Islands who choose that spot in which to spend their days.
This accounts for the large number of Tories, or gentlemen who
wished for no alteration in government, and the habitual order
Beside very handsome country seats, taht Island
contained three gardens that merited in some measure the name of
Botanical gardens, having green-houses, and hot houses,
with curious foreign plants. Those belonging to Malbone,
Redwood and Bowler, were the most distinguished - The
most elegant and costly dwelling house in the twelve colonies,
was the country-seat of Col. Malborne, which was
accidentally burnt before the revolution. The beautiful
spot now belongs to the Nestor of New Bedford.
Before the revolution, Rhode Island and its capital,
Newport, was the most agreeable spot on the Atlantic shores.
It enjoyed a very considerable commerce. The most
lucrative, if not the most moral, was the trade to Africa.
Newport was then a lively, genteel and literary town from the
causes already mentioned, and Providence was comparatively
small. But after the British took possession of it, the
town of Providence rose rapidly on the ruins of the capital.
The British destroyed upwards of 900 buildings of all
descriptions, principally for fuel; and what was equally to be
lamented, if not more, they destroyed, through necessity, all
the beautiful woods and ornamental trees on that fine Island.
During these calamites, Providence, Bristol, Warren, and several
towns on the Narraganset shore increased in size and
consequence; leaving the Island, like an old battered shield,
held up against the enemy. If the general government can
do any thing to recover it to any condition like its former
consequence, they ought in gratitude to do it; for where is the
spot in the United States that has suffered so much as Newport
on Rhode Island!
While we are disposed to eulogise Rhode Island, there
is one thing we have always regretted, and that is its penal
code. Their prisons were in point of health and propriety
far behind those in other states; and the severity of their
punishments far more rigorous than in most other of the colonies
and states. There whippings at the cart's tail fell a
little short of the Russian knot. after other states had
ameliorated their punishments for theft and forgery.
Whether they have seen fit to make any alterations in these
respects, we are unable to say; but from the morals and friendly
cast of the inhabitants we should hope that they would not
remain behind Massachusetts in mitigating the severity of their
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - Pennsylvania
Dated: April 5, 1889
HAHNEMANN ALUMNI DINE.
The Annual Reunion and Banquet at the Stratford Last Evening.
The annual reunion and banquet of
the Hahneman Alumni Association was held at the Stratford last
evening, at which two hundred members and their guests sat down
to the table. A Business meeting preceded the banquet at,
which Dr. John C. BUDLONG, of Providence, R. I., surgeon
general of the Rhode Island Militia, presided, Dr. Wm. W. Van
BAUN, acted as secretary. Dr. Pemberton DUDLEY
read an address in memoriam of the dead members. The
election of officers for 1889 resulted as follows:
President, Hugh PITCAIRN, of Harrisburg; first vice
president, Dr. STARR, (Chester); second vice president,
J. Heaber SMITH, Boston; third vice president, Allen
KROTER, of Trenton; permanent secretary, W. W. Van BAUN;
provisional secretary, Clarence BARTLETT; treasurer,
W. W. BIGLER; Executive Committee, Chas. KARSNER,
W. B. Van LEUNEP, J. W. MESSERVE, J. W. MITCHELL.
At the banquet letters and telegrams of regret were
read from Governor BEAVER, Postmaster General
WANAMAKER, Mayor FITLER, Dr. J. H. McCLELLAND,
of Pittsburg, Pa.; William M. SINGERLY, Walter GARRETT, J.
Lewis CROZER, Theodore W. BEAN, Robert R. DEARDEN,
Adjutant-General HASTINGS, and others.
The toasts responded to were "The Alumni," Dr. J. C.
BUDLONG, of Rhode Island; "The Trustees," Judge William
B. HANNA; "The faculty," Dr. A. R. THOMAS; "Higher
Medical Education," Dr. TRITES, and "Medical
Legislation and for Whom Required, by Dr. Hugh PITCAIRN,
Source: Pawtucket Times - Providence, R. I.
Dated Feb. 24, 1905
BENNETT - At Rhode Island Hospital Feb. 24th, Ann,
widow of the late Joseph BENNETT. Funeral from the
residence of their son, John J. BENNETT, 111 Garden St.,
Sunday, Feb. 30th at 1:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are
invited to attend.
CHACE - In Providence, Feb. 24th Charles CHACE, in
the 65th? year of his age. Funeral services Sunday, Feb.
26th, at 3 p.m., at the Woodbury Memorial Church, Adelaide Ave.,
Providence. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
RAMPE - In this city, Feb. 23d Mary H., wife of
John W. RAMPE,. Funeral from her late residence 27
Harrison St. Saturday Feb. 25t)th. Requiem mass at
St. Mary's Church, at ) a.m. Burial at Worcester.
DOYLE - in Central Falls, Sunday, Feb. 24th at 1:15 p.m.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
ROBERTS - In Pawtucket, Feb. 24th, Edith Gertrude,
daughter of Alfred and Mary ROBERTS, aged 13 years, 3
months, 12 days. Notice of funeral later.
WHITEHEAD - In Pawtucket, Feb. 24th, James, son of
Thomas and Mary A. Whitehead aged 31 years, 10 months, 6
days. Notice of funeral later.
In loving memory of our father,
Eli G_EDHILL, who died Feb. 24, 190_.
Source: Pawtucket Times
Dated Jan. 25, 1900
Several Deaths of Pawtucket People are Recorded Today.
Mrs. A. C. ALMY Gone.
Daughter of George A. Carpenter and a Niece of L.
Amy, the wife of William H.
MEALEY, passed away yesterday in her 50th: y6ear, at her
residence, 7 Boutwell street. The funeral will take place
tomorrow at 2 p.m. from the late home of the deceased, and the
remains will be interred at Shirley Village, Mass.
At the untimely age of 26, Frances Darling CARPENTER, the
wife of Arthur C. ALMY, of Providence breathed her last
this morning. The deceased was the daughter of George
A. and Ada E. CARPENTER, both well-known residents of this
city. She was also the niece of Lucius B. DARLING,
and was associated with he most prominent people in the
neighborhood of Providence.
The date of interment will be announced later.
William HARGRAVES was taken
suddenly ill last night at his residence at Darlington.
Dr. HUDNUT was immediately summoned, but before he arrived
death ensued, the cause being subsequently stated as heart
disease. The deceased had been employed as foreman by the
Hand Brewing Company during the past year, prior to which time
he had lived in Providence. He was in his 50th year, and
leaves a widow, but no children.
The date of interment is not yet announced.
At the age of 6 years, Mary M.,
the daughter of Henry and Mary E. PERRY, died at the
residence of her parents on Dexter street last night. The
interment will take place Saturday afternoon.
At the age of 19, Winifred,
the daughter of John and Winifred Durkin, died last night
at her parents residence, 890 Weeden street. The funeral
will take place on Saturday morning from St. Mary's Church, and
the remains will be interred at Old St. Mary's Cemetery.
Source: Pawtucket Times
Date: Oct. 12, 1905
The Rhode Island Citizen's Historical Association held
a memorial service this afternoon in Mathewson Street M. E>
Church, Providence, at which Francis Gallagher
corresponding secretary of the association and a vice-president
of the Universal Peace Union, gave the following address.
The membership of the Universal Peace Union, in common
with that of other organizations interested in the welfare of
humanity, join in heartfelt sympathy with all concerned in the
loss occasioned by the recent death of Hezekial BUTTERWORTH
of Boston and Warren, who for many years previous was one of its
vice-presidents. He always received most cordial greetings
and other indications of sincere affection wherever he attended,
as was his custom, the annual peace and arbitration meetings
held at Mystic, Conn., under the auspices of the union and of
the Connecticut Christian Peace Society, on which occasions he
bestowed the use of his rare gifts as an orator and writer of
prose and poetry, especially on "Children's Day" when he
delighted as well as instructed large and attentive audiences.
President Alfred H. LOVE of the Peace Union,
being unable to take part by his presence in the funeral
services in honor of his former esteemed friend and eminent
co-worker sent a written tribute which was read to those
assembled by Rev. Mr. Wa__en one of the officiating
clergy men and pastor of the First Baptist Church Warren, in
which the service s were held. It was addressed to the
bereaved family, being in part as follows:
How can I fittingly convey my sorrows at the loss of
one of my dearest friends? How can I tell you and the world how
highly I appreciated his rare character and virtue? Let me
come very near to you in sympathy in affection in admiration and
in gratitude to our Heavenly Father for his beneficent gift.
He was a vice-president of the Universal Peace Union
and was always ready to help us. I have his last beautiful
letter, where he said he feared he could not attend our 39th
anniversary of the Universal Peace Union and it is a treasure of
real strength. What a time for him to leave this life just
as the great treaty between Russia and Japan was signed.
How he labored with is to prevent and to close the appalling
war. There is in all a memorable coincidence. It all
marks a notable event in history. His grand works and
labors were crowned with success and his translation comes with
Our whole Peace Society will mourn with the countless
friends who have admired and loved him. His nature was so
full of affection, his very presence made joy and peace.
His clear and gentle voice always drew up near the truth.
The magnetism of his spirituality was so true is nature that it
joined hearts in one united brotherhood.`
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - Pennsylvania
Dated: April 24, 1921
ROBINSON, April 23d Helena Porter THOMAS, wife of
Edward W. ROBINSON, at New York. Services Mon., at
3:30 p.m. 14 E. 39th st. New York city. Burial at
Wickford, Rhode Island. Tues: at 3:30 p.m.