Calvin Coolidge was president of the United States from 1923 to 1929. Calvin was born on July 4, 1872 in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. John, his father, was a farmer who worked in the Vermont House of Representatives and the state and with other local offices. He helped his father sell apples and doing chores around the store and at the farm. His mother, Victoria, died when was was twelve and his sister Abigail died several years later.
Eight Months in the Dust Bowl One group of ninth graders was put to the task of surviving one winter, 240 days, in the dust bowl with limited food and water. During this eight months the group of four, two males and two females, had only one cow, one bull, 500 bushels of wheat, and 500 gallons of drinkable water. This group decided that the best way to survive would be that every person would get 2.6 gallons of water to last them 5 days and after that five days pass each person would get an additional 2.6 gallons. Furthermore, the best way for the food would be to kill the bull and the cow straight away and eat 1.5 servings of meat every two days and three bushels of wheat for the first 120 days, then to eat up to 6 servings of wheat per day
Then the first boy, Dan, was born in 1967. Next John was born in 1968. Finally Ryan, my dad was born in 1973. He now has twelve grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and two more on the way. In 83 years my grandpa has lived a hard working, rewarding life.
From their he just focused on improving the service and on upgrading equipment. Soon after that the commodore took control of many railroads. In 1867 he also got the central railroad and he connected that with all the other railroads he had already owned and that was called the New York Central Railroad. Once he did that about five years later they estimated that he made about 25 million in those 5 years. His son William henry Vanderbilt inspired him to make the
Once Charles became of working age, in his early teens, he took advantage of his bilingualism to search for a farm work 30 km south of Farnham to the township of St. Armand East by the border between Quebec and Vermont. By leaving the Guillet 's traditional family area, one of the first to do so since this Guillet branch arrived in 1718, Charles would have to deal with the lack of family contact by learning to be independent. His first job on his way to manhood was with Alpheus Deming on his well established farm and saw mill, the first mill in the area. Alpheus, the second generation of Demings born in Quebec, had improved his loyalist father 's initial homestead, of 200 acres of mostly virgin forest, into 100 acres of pastures and crops and a 2 acre apple orchard. This area of Quebec was soon became well known for its apples.
Using his savings, Seligman began peddling (jewelry, knives, smaller goods), door to door in rural Pennsylvania. After saving $500, Seligman sent for his brothers William and James, who joined him in peddling. Seligman’s firm made a number of successful investments. During the American Civil War, Seligman
Cadwallader C. Washburn was born on April 22, 1818, on a small farm in Livermore, Maine. (Service) He was raised as the middle child of ten children, seven of which being boys. Having the family library located near his home, Cadwallader was fairly well educated and well-read for his time. Knowing that he, as the middle child, would not receive the family farm, Washburn decided to leave home shortly after he turned eighteen. Washburn worked several odd- jobs including: teacher, store clerk, and survey manager.
Weeks worked as a longshoreman for many years, at what we know now as the South Street Seaport, saving all his earnings. In the year of 1838, he purchased a substantial amount of land from another former slave at the price of $1500 and began the genesis of creating the first ever self-efficient black owned community. The main reason Mr. Weeks purchased this land was due to the fact that for one to vote, you needed to be a citizen and own property worth no less than $250. Weeksville contained schools, churches, elderly homes, hospitals, orphanages, social organizations and had its own newspaper called “The Freemans Torchlight”.
Jochem Schoonmaker was a member of a family who came from Germany and Holland and settled in the colony of New York in the early 1600’s. He married Lydia Rosencrans in 1730 and together they had fifteen children. He was a farmer and his descendants continue farming his land to this day in the hamlet of Accord in Rochester. An early 18th century farmstead bearing his name is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. On October 20, 1774 the Articles of Association adopted by “The Freemen, Freeholders and Inhabitants of the City and County of New York” were sent to each county in the state.
By 1800 Tecumseh had emerged as a prominent war chief. He led a band of militant, younger warriors and their families located at a village on the White River in east-central Indiana. Five years in 1805, Lalawethika, one of Tecumseh’s younger brothers, experienced a series of visions that transformed him into a prominent religious leader. Taking the name Tenskwatawa, the new Shawnee Prophet began to preach a nativistic revitalization that seemed to offer the Indians a religious deliverance from their problems. Tecumseh was also converted, and accompanied alums side his brother (81).
6. Captain John Smith: famous world traveler, 27 yo, helped save Jamestown, power in Jamestown divided among feuding leaders→ Smith became president fall of 1608, work and order in the community, raids on Indian villages for food/captives= 2nd winter 12 of the 200 died; by the time he had to leave summer 1609 Jamestown showed survival potential E. Reorganization 1. London Co.=Virginia Co.; got new charter that increased its power, expanded area; sold stock (which raised capital) to explorers, then planters who migrate= free passage to Virginia for poor who could serve 7 years 2. Great Fleet (9 vessels w 600 people to Virginia) launched spring 1609 3. The Starving Time (winter of 1609-1610): 1 ship lost @ sea, 1 stranded on Bermuda island for
Alphonso died three years later in northern California, searching for gold, claimed by what the history books describe only as "miner 's disease." The ferry operation was eventually sold. The Oregon highway commission took control of the conveyance at the turn of the century – when a trip for a horse and buggy cost 25 cents -- and decommissioned
Sven and Emma had five children: Peter, Henry, Pernella, Olaf, and Christina; before Emma passed away in 1868. Sven remarried and his second wife, Hannah, gave birth to five children: John, Anna, Cecelia, Maria, and Nils. The family’s history in the United States began when the two eldest sons, Peter and Henry, emigrated from Sweden in the late 1870s or in the early to mid-1880s. Either on their arrival or on a subsequent date the two brothers began identifying themselves with the surname, Miller. They traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where they worked in the dairy industry, earning enough to finance the passage of their parents and siblings.
He would continue to work in the printing/press business in Philadelphia for only a couple short months. Along this adventure, Benjamin Franklin had established ties with incredibly powerful politicians such as The Royal Governor; as well as others. Eventually, Benjamin Franklin would be persuaded to spend some time over in the mother country, England. Benjamin Franklin also noted him befriending a Mr. Denham, a Quaker, whom would remain friend with him during his stay in England. He would be spending a total of a year and a half over in England, arriving in London on December 24th, 1724.
Where one grows up can significantly impact one’s life in the long run. John Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California to Olive Hamilton and John Ernst Steinbeck. The third of four children, he was expected to do the same chores as his older sisters Elizabeth Ainsworth and Esther Rodgers, and younger sister Mary Dekker. He had a comfortable childhood with his mother, a retired school teacher, and his father, a manager at a local flour mill. Even so he had some challenges.