Greer Miller Sewall1

M, b. 23 December 1869, d. 26 November 1912
     Greer Miller Sewall was born on 23 December 1869 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.2 He was the son of Clement Singree Sewall and Minerva Ann Miller.3 Greer Miller Sewall died on 26 November 1912 in Elliott Hospital, Sharon, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, at the age of 42 unmarried2 and is buried in Sewall Cemetery, Lackawannock Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania.4

Citations

  1. [S209] 1870 US Census, Lackawannock, Mercer, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963.
  3. [S107] 1880 US Census, Lackawannock, Mercer, Pennsylvania.
  4. [S606] Findmypast.com, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Deaths & Burials Image.

Grenville Strong Sewall1

M, b. 11 January 1902, d. 20 March 1992
     Grenville Strong Sewall was born on 11 January 1902 in Rome, New York.1,2 He was the son of Rev. Charles Grenville Sewall and Kate Louise Strong.1 Grenville Strong Sewall married Emilie Robb Collens, daughter of Clarence Lyman Collens and Clara Latimer, on 27 June 1931 in Tioga Center, New York. Grenville Strong Sewall died on 20 March 1992 in Tryon, North Carolina, at the age of 90.1

TRYON - Grenville Strong Sewall, 90, of 1612 Carolina Drive, Tryon, died Friday, March 20, 1992, at his home.
A native of Rome, N.Y., he was a son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Charles G. Sewall and husband of Robbin C. Sewall, who died in 1987. He was a graduate of Albany Academy of Albany, N.Y., Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., and Harvard Law School. He lived in Rye, N.Y., and was a partner in the law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hope and McCloy in New York City, representing Chase Manhattan Bank. He was an elder of Rye Presbyterian Church for 25 years and moderator of the Presbytery of Westchester County for a year. He was mayor of Rye, N.Y., from 1944 to 1948.
In Tryon he served on the board of the Red Cross, Tryon Country Club, St. Luke's Hospital, Tryon Fine Arts Center, Tryon Little Theatre and NCNB Bank. He was a lifelong summer resident of Christmas Cove, Maine.
Survivors include a daughter, Clare S. Ames of Franklin, Mass; a son, Charles G. Sewall of Portland, Maine; a brother, Richard B. Sewall of New Haven. Conn; four grand-children and two great-grandchildren.3

Child of Grenville Strong Sewall and Emilie Robb Collens

Citations

  1. [S160] New York Times, 25 Mar 1992 D22.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Times News, 24 March 1992.

Gretchen Janette Sewall1

F, b. 13 January 1912, d. 27 July 2009
     Gretchen Janette Sewall was born on 13 January 1912 in St. Louis Park, Hennepin, Minnesota.1,2 She was the daughter of Leon Benford Sewall and Gertie Sophie Gilbertson.1 Gretchen Janette Sewall married William David Elsesser on 2 March 1930 in Kenyon, Minnesota. Gretchen Janette Sewall died on 27 July 2009 in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, at the age of 97 and is buried in Grandview Cemetery, Hopkins, Minnesota,

Gretchen J. Elsesser, 97
Sauk Rapids
Jan. 13, 1912 - July 27, 2009
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 2009 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, St. Cloud for Gretchen J. Elsesser, age 97, of Sauk Rapids who died Monday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, Sauk Rapids. Rev. Janine Olson will officiate and burial will be at Grandview Park Cemetery, Hopkins. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Thursday at the church.
Gretchen J. Elsesser was born Jan. 13, 1912 in St. Louis Park to Leon & Gertrude (Gilbertson) Sewall. She married William Elsesser on March 2, 1930 in Kenyon, MN. Gretchen moved to the St. Cloud area in 1977. She was a cook at Washburn High School in Minneapolis for 17 years, retiring in 1973. Gretchen was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She enjoyed bowling, fishing, and fancy work.
Survivors include her daughter and sons, Nancy (Marv) Bentley of St. Cloud, Todd of Rice, and Jeffrey (Betty) of Mounds View; 14 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and many great great grandchildren.
Gretchen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William on June 8, 1972; daughters, Joanne Schulte and Sarah “Sally” Nelson; sister, Dorothy Duel; and brothers, Orman “Pat”, Ralph, Gordon, Jack “Warren”, and Earl Sewall.
A special thank you to the staff at Good Shepherd Memory Cottages for all their care, love and patience with Gretchen.
St. Cloud Times, 29 July 2009.3

Child of Gretchen Janette Sewall and William David Elsesser

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Minnesota, Births and Christenings, 1840-1980.
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://people.mnhs.org/bci/Results.cfm
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 76536189."
  4. [S585] 1940 US Census, St Louis Park, Hennepin, Minnesota.

Hannah Sewall

F, b. 10 May 1649, d. 11 November 1699
     Hannah Sewall was born on 10 May 1649 in Tunworth, nr. Basingstoke, Hampshire, (some sources erroneously give Tamworth, Staffordshire as the place of birth.)1,2 She was the daughter of Rev. Henry Sewall and Jane Dummer. Hannah Sewall was baptised by Mr. Haskins.3 She married Lieut. Jacob Toppan, son of Abraham Toppan and Susan Taylor, on 24 August 1670 in Newbury.4,5 Hannah Sewall died on 11 November 1699 in York, Maine, at the age of 50 (Samuel Sewall tree gives a date a day later.)6,7,4,8 She was buried in the Old Burying Ground, Newbury.3

Children of Hannah Sewall and Lieut. Jacob Toppan

Citations

  1. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1074.
  2. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records.
  3. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  4. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 24 p. 49.
  5. [S123] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700.
  6. [S10] Charles G. Steffen, The Sewall children in Colonial New England.
  7. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1075.
  8. [S124] Samuel (Rev.) Sewall, Pedigree of Sewall.
  9. [S10] Charles G. Steffen, The Sewall children in Colonial New England, p.167.
  10. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1076.

Hannah Sewall

F, b. 26 December 1677, d. 29 January 1727/28
     Hannah Sewall was born on 26 December 1677 in Newbury, Massachusetts.1,2 She was the daughter of John Sewall and Hannah Fessenden. Hannah Sewall married Rev. Samuel Moody, son of Caleb/1 Moody and Judith Bradbury, on 15 November 1698 in Newberry.3,4 Hannah Sewall died on 29 January 1727/28 in York, Maine, at the age of 50.1 She was buried in The Old Grave Yard, York.5

Children of Hannah Sewall and Rev. Samuel Moody

Citations

  1. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1078.
  2. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records.
  3. [S77] Sybil Noyes and Charles Thornton Libby & Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, p. 428.
  4. [S123] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700.
  5. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 5, p. 68.
  6. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  7. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.
  8. [S77] Sybil Noyes and Charles Thornton Libby & Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, p. 431.

Hannah Sewall

F, b. 2 September 1751, d. 21 August 1832
     Hannah Sewall was born on 2 September 1751 in Brookline, Massachusetts.1 She was the daughter of Henry Sewall and Ann White. Hannah Sewall married Edward Kitchin Wolcott, son of Josiah Wolcott and Isabella Campbell, on 17 January 1776 in Brookline, Massachusetts.2 Hannah Sewall died on 21 August 1832 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, at the age of 80 one source gives her death as occurring at her daughter's house (Ann Ridgeway) in Rochester, Massachusetts.3,4

Children of Hannah Sewall and Edward Kitchin Wolcott

Citations

  1. [S335] Marston. Watson, Royal Families. Vol. 1., p. 99.
  2. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 221.
  3. [S124] Samuel (Rev.) Sewall, Pedigree of Sewall.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Salem Gazette, 31 August 1832.
  5. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 223.
  6. [S169] Chandler Wolcott, Wolcott genealogy, p. 127.
  7. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.

Hannah Sewall

F, b. 15 March 1753, d. 4 July 1827
     Hannah Sewall was born on 15 March 1753 in Boston. She was the daughter of Samuel Sewall and Elizabeth Quincy. Hannah Sewall married James Hill, son of James Hill and Esther Turner, on 26 January 1772 in Boston, Massachusetts.1 Hannah Sewall died on 4 July 1827 at the age of 74.1

Children of Hannah Sewall and James Hill

Citations

  1. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 227.
  2. [S240] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1888 ed.), p. xxxiv.

Hannah Sewall1

F, b. 3 February 1679/80, d. 16 August 1724
     Hannah Sewall was born on 3 February 1679/80 just after a great snow.1,2 She was the daughter of Chief Justice Samuel E. Sewall and Hannah Hull.1 Hannah Sewall was baptised on 8 February 1679/80 in the New-Meeting-House, per Mr. Samuel Willard.3 She died on 16 August 1724 at the age of 44 unmarried.1

Citations

  1. [S8] John Langdon Sibley, Biographical Sketches, 1659-1677., p.359.
  2. [S149] American Ancestors, , Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699 (Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007), (A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston Containing Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, Rockwell and Churchill, City Printers, Boston, 1883.).
  3. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1076.

Hannah Sewall1

F, b. 12 February 1718/19, d. 25 January 1810
     Hannah Sewall was born on 12 February 1718/19 in York, Maine.2,3 She was the daughter of Nicholas Sewall and Mehitable Storer.1 Hannah Sewall married firstly Robert Huse before 1749.4 Hannah Sewall married secondly Samuel Billings on 22 October 1758 in Kittery, Maine.4 Hannah Sewall died on 25 January 1810 in York, Maine, at the age of 90.2,4

Child of Hannah Sewall and Robert Huse

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1079.
  3. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 100, p. 60.
  4. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 199.

Hannah Sewall1

F, b. 16 October 1697, d. 6 November 1697
     Hannah Sewall was born on 16 October 1697.1 She was the daughter of Major Stephen Sewall and Margaret Mitchell.1 Hannah Sewall died on 6 November 1697.1

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.

Hannah Sewall1

F, b. 28 October 1700, d. 1 November 1770
     Hannah Sewall was born on 28 October 1700.1 She was the daughter of Major Stephen Sewall and Margaret Mitchell.1 Hannah Sewall died on 1 November 1770 at the age of 70.1

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.

Hannah Sewall1

F, b. 1 February 1722, d. 4 March 1809
     Hannah Sewall was born on 1 February 1722 in York, Maine.2 She was the daughter of Capt. Samuel Sewall and Lydia Storer.1 Hannah Sewall married Henry Sayward on 27 November 1739 in York, Maine, by Rev. Mr. Samuel Moody.3 Hannah Sewall married Richard Trevett on 31 October 1749 in York, Maine, before the Rev. Mr. Joseph Moody.4 Hannah Sewall died on 4 March 1809 in York, Maine, at the age of 87.2

Children of Hannah Sewall and Henry Sayward

Children of Hannah Sewall and Richard Trevett

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 113 p. 195. Vital Records of York, Maine.
  3. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 114 p. 132 Vital Records of York, Maine.
  4. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 114 p. 293 Vital Records of York, Maine.
  5. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 111 p. 231.

Hannah Sewall1

F, b. 20 September 1770, d. 27 March 1821
     Hannah Sewall was born on 20 September 1770 in York, Maine.1 She was the daughter of Capt. Joseph Sewall and Mercy Sewall.2 Hannah Sewall was baptised on 7 October 1770.3 The marriage intention of Hannah Sewall and Dr. William Lyman, son of Job Lyman and Abigail Moulton, was published on 4 November 1809 in York, Maine.4,5 Hannah Sewall died on 27 March 1821 in York, Maine, at the age of 50.1

Children of Hannah Sewall and Dr. William Lyman

Citations

  1. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 113 p. 196. Vital Records of York, Maine.
  2. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  3. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p.16.
  4. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 113 p. 197. Vital Records of York, Maine.
  5. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 245.

Hannah Sewall1

F, b. 17 May 1774, d. 27 May 1842
     Hannah Sewall was born on 17 May 1774.2 She was the daughter of Colonel Dummer Sewall and Mary Dunning.1 Hannah Sewall was baptised on 3 July 1774.2 She married Martin Cushing, son of Peter Cushing and Silence Burr, on 26 October 1794 in Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine.2,3 Hannah Sewall died on 27 May 1842 in Winthrop, Maine, at the age of 68.2

Children of Hannah Sewall and Martin Cushing

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 3 p. 250.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Vital records, 1779-1903 Bath (Maine).
  4. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 26.
  5. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 274.

Hannah Sewall1

F, b. 1789, d. 11 February 1852
     Hannah Sewall was born in 1789.2 She was the daughter of Henry Sewall and Sarah Henry.1 Hannah Sewall married Capt. Truman Allen, son of William Allen and Love Coffin, on 11 September 1816 in Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, the marriage being solemnised by the Rev. John W. Ellingwood.3,4 Hannah Sewall died on 11 February 18525 and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine.5

Child of Hannah Sewall and Capt. Truman Allen

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S62] William Richard Cutter, New England Families.
  3. [S104] Various contributors, Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, Vol. VI. p.478.
  4. [S89] Family Search, Vital records, 1779-1903 Bath (Maine).
  5. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 61847507."
  6. [S484] William Collins Hatch, History of the town of Industry, p. 473.

Hannah Sewall1

F, b. 8 March 1739, d. 23 January 1829
     Hannah Sewall was born on 8 March 1739.2 She was the daughter of Samuel Sewall and Hannah Kelly.1 Hannah Sewall married, as his second wife Benjamin Bourne, son of John Bourne and Mary Cousens, in March 1765.3 Hannah Sewall died on 23 January 1829 at the age of 89.3

Children of Hannah Sewall and Benjamin Bourne

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 56.
  3. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 291.
  4. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 58.
  5. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 292.

Hannah Sewall1

F, b. 21 December 1675
     Hannah Sewall was born on 21 December 1675 in Newbury, Massachusetts.1,2 She was the daughter of John Sewall and Hannah Fessenden.1 Hannah Sewall died young.1

Citations

  1. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1078.
  2. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records.

Hannah Sewall1

F, b. 25 October 1709, d. 21 October 1719
     Hannah Sewall was born on 25 October 1709.1 She was the daughter of Samuel Sewall and Rebecca Dudley.1 Hannah Sewall died on 21 October 1719 at the age of 9.1

Citations

  1. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1086.

Hannah Sewall1

F, b. 23 July 1769
     Hannah Sewall was born on 23 July 1769 in York, Maine.1 She was the daughter of Capt. Moses Sewall and Miriam Stone.1

Citations

  1. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 112 p. 105 Vital Records of York, Maine.

Hannah Sewall1

F, b. 20 May 1791, d. 8 March 1861
     Hannah Sewall was born on 20 May 1791 in Chesterville, Franklin County, Maine.2 She was the daughter of Dummer Sewall and Jenny Dunning.1 Hannah Sewall married Benjamin Alexander, son of Hugh Alexander and Hannah Dunning.1 Hannah Sewall died on 8 March 1861 at the age of 69.1

Child of Hannah Sewall and Benjamin Alexander

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 28.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Vital records, 1802-1892 (1918) Chesterville (Maine). Town Clerk.
  3. [S339] George Arthur Gray, The descendants of George Holmes, p. 247.

Hannah Sewall1

F, b. circa 1717, d. after September 1759
     Hannah Sewall was born circa 1717 in Newbury, Massachusetts.1 She was the daughter of Henry Sewall and Elizabeth Titcomb.1 Hannah Sewall married Richard Greenough on 20 July 1738 in Newbury, Massachusetts.1 Hannah Sewall died after September 1759.1

Citations

  1. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 171.

Hannah Barrell Sewall1

F, b. 15 January 1811, d. 9 July 1811
     Hannah Barrell Sewall was born on 15 January 1811.1 She was the daughter of David Sewall and Hannah Barrell.1 Hannah Barrell Sewall died on 9 July 1811.1

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p.19.

Hannah Ellen Sewall1

F, b. 11 October 1839, d. 7 April 1859
     Hannah Ellen Sewall was born on 11 October 1839 in Portland, Maine.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Lambard Sewall and Sarah L. Goodwin.2 Hannah Ellen Sewall died on 7 April 1859 at the age of 19.2

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900.
  2. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 48.

Hannah Maria Sewall1

F, b. 18 February 1825, d. 13 April 1914
     Hannah Maria Sewall was born on 18 February 1825.1 She was the daughter of Jason Sewall and Hannah Joyce.1 Hannah Maria Sewall married Dudley Gilman, son of Dudley Gilman, on 4 October 1849 in Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine.2 Hannah Maria Sewall appears on the census of 14 June 1900 at Bath, Maine, where she is described as an inmate, of what the 1910 Census lists as an Old Ladies Home. The latter census shows that she had two children but neither were living by that time.3,4 She died on 13 April 1914 in Bath, Maine, at the age of 89.5

Children of Hannah Maria Sewall and Dudley Gilman

Citations

  1. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 66 p. 86.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Vital records, 1779-1903 Bath (Maine). City Clerk.
  3. [S208] 1900 US Census, Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine.
  4. [S207] 1910 US Census, Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine.
  5. [S232] Ancestry.com, Maine Death Records, 1617-1922.
  6. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #338.
  7. [S209] 1870 US Census, Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine.

Hannah Robie Sewall1

F, b. 22 October 1861, d. 25 April 1926
     Hannah Robie Sewall was born on 22 October 1861 in Boston, Massachusetts.2 She was the daughter of Joseph Sewall Sewall and Mary Vashon Wright.1 Hannah Robie Sewall graduated in 1884 A.M., A.B. Minnesota and Ph.D. 1899. She married John Belling in June 1919 in Forest Glen, Maryland.3 Hannah Robie Sewall died on 25 April 1926 in Huntington, Long Island, New York, at the age of 64 and is buried in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Her doctorial thesis was published as The theory of value before Adam Smith. By Hannah Robie Sewall (1901)
.

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915.
         
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, California, Biographical Index Cards, 1781-1990.

Hannah Virginia Sewall1

F, b. 27 July 1846, d. 19 December 1918
     Hannah Virginia Sewall was born on 27 July 1846 in Maine.1,2,3 She was the daughter of Hon. George Popham Sewall and Sydney Ellen Wingate.1 Hannah Virginia Sewall died on 19 December 1918 at the age of 72 unmarried1,3 and is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Old Town, Maine.3

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 42.
  2. [S107] 1880 US Census.
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 57665212."

Hardy Ropes Sewall

M, b. 18 March 1856, d. 17 April 1884
     Hardy Ropes Sewall was born on 18 March 1856 in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Samuel Greene Sewall and Sarah Cornelia Otis.2 Hardy Ropes Sewall married Lillie R. Rockefeller on 2 November 1881. Hardy Ropes Sewall died on 17 April 1884 in Skowhegan, Maine, at the age of 28.

Hardy Ropes Sewall was born in Newton, Mass., March 18. 1856. Fitted at Bath High School. Bath. Me., and entered college Aug. 29. 1872. Graduated July 13. 1876. Intended occupation, engineering.
He was a member of the Peucinian, Zeta Psi, Bowdoin Telegraph Association, Bowdoin Telegraph Company, and the Cleaveland Scientific Association. He was second director of the Bowdoin Telegraph Association in his Junior year, and secretary of the Cleaveland Scientific Association in his Senior year.
The fall after graduation he was employed in an engineer's office in Charlestown. Mass., and removed to Albany. N.Y. during the winter of 1887, when he entered the employ of the Atlantic and Pacific Telegraph Company and the American District Telephone Company. He was also employed by the National Associated Press of New York as reporter of legislative proceedings during the annual sessions of the State Legislature. In 1878 he was appointed chief operator and given full charge of the plant of the District Telegraph Company of Albany. N.Y. He continued in the employ of the District Telegraph Company till the fall of 1883, when he resigned to accept a similar position with the District Telegraph Company of New York. Shortly afterwards he accepted an easier and more favorable position in Elizabeth, N.J., but was obliged to resign after a few weeks of service on account of ill health. He returned home and died on April 17, 1884. He married, Nov. 2, 1881, Miss Lillie R. Rockfeller of Bath-on- the-Hudson, N.Y., who. with one child, born July 16, 1883, survives him.

EULOGY ON HARDY ROPES SEWALL.
BY E. B. NEWCOMB.

I realize how inadequate I am to undertake the framing of a proper record, for the pages of our class history, of the life of our departed friend and classmate, H.R. Sewall; yet as this sad duty devolves upon me. I will submit a few thoughts concerning him, which have been hastily brought together.
Hardy Ropes Sewall was born at Newton, Mass.. March 18, 1856. His parents were Samuel G. Sewall, a graduate of Dartmouth, Class of '46. now a practising homoeopathic physician at Skowhegan, Me., and Sarah C. Sewall. née Otis, an accomplished lady of Woburn, Mass. While Hardy was yet an infant his parents removed to Augusta, Me., where he passed his early childhood and first attended school. The war of the Rebellion breaking out, his father enlisted in the 11th Maine Volunteers, holding a commission as captain. Hardy, with his mother, accompanied the regiment first to Yorktown and later to Norfolk, Va., where they remained in camp with Capt. Sewall for several months, until the regiment was ordered farther South, when they returned to Augusta. In 1869 the family removed to Bath, where Hardy finished his preparations for college, entering the Scientific Department of Bowdoin in 1872.
Concerning his college life we, his classmates, are all familiar. Before entering Bowdoin he had chosen for his life's work the profession of engineering, and while there pursued only such studies as would prepare him for that calling. Being blessed with a good memory and having the power of concentrating his mind upon his work, he easily prepared for the classroom. He had no desire for high rank, however, and was contented with what might be termed an average figure.
Having a taste for literature, he devoted much of his spare time to reading.
Physically Hardy was not so strong as his fellows, and there were, perhaps, evidences of that fell destroyer, consumption, which in after years ended his life just as it had reached the noontide of its usefulness. Nevertheless, he was active and energetic, taking a lively interest in gymnastics and outdoor sports, showing great proficiency in that direction.
In temperament, he was gentle, being blessed with a rare amiability of disposition, open-hearted and genial in social intercourse, generous and cordial in friendship, modest and unassuming in deportment, carefully considerate of the rights and feelings of others, and charitable to the fullest extent of his ability.
'76 did not have a member more loyal to its interests than he. He was possessed with the same spirit which so strikingly pervaded our class and even now binds our hearts together.
After leaving college, not meeting with immediate success in procuring employment in his chosen profession, Hardy went to Albany, N.Y., to accept a position with his older brother, Charles H. Sewall, who was then general manager for the Atlantic and Pacific Telegraph Company, and also superintendent of the American District Telegraph Company of that city. Hardy served these companies in various capacities, making himself useful to them in whatever department he was placed, and winning the esteem of his employers for his faithfulness and ability. The former company carried on the National Associated Press of New York, and Hardy was detailed each winter to report the proceedings of the State Legislature, for which work he was peculiarly adapted. In 1878 the District Telegraph Company introduced a system of telephone exchange in their city, and Hardy turned his attention to this new enterprise, being appointed not only chief operator, but was given full charge of all the lines and plant of the company. Having now obtained a comfortable and lucrative position, he sought the hand of Miss Lillie R. Rockfeller of Bath-on-the-Hudson, was accepted, and on Nov 2, 1881, was united to her in marriage. A daughter, Pearl O.R. Sewall, was born to them July 16, 1883, and was a great source of joy to the happy home.
Hardy continued in the employ of the American District Telegraph Company till the fall of 1883, when he resigned to accept a similar position with the District Telegraph Company of New York City. His health, which until this time had been quite good, now began to fail, and he felt compelled, after three months' service, to tender his resignation.
Desiring to retain his services, the company offered him an easier and more favorable position at Elizabeth, N.J., which he with some hesitancy accepted. He held this position only a short time, however, being obliged, after a few weeks, to give up business altogether. Then, with his family, he went to his father's home at Skowhegan, where, instead of gaining, as he and his friends had hoped, he rapidly failed, and after two weeks of suffering passed away - a firm believer in the Christian faith - April 17,1884, aged 28 years 1 month. His remains lie buried in the cemetery at that place, the position being marked by an appropriate tablet.
Thus is briefly told the life of one of our class who has been taken away. Let us unite in extending our heartfelt sympathy to his relatives and friends who yet remain; and may we, as well as they, have faith to believe he is not dead, but still lives, and that when our eyes are closed to earth we too, if faithful, shall awake in full enjoyment of all the great Creator has in store for us. History of the Class of 1876; Bowdoin College, p. 153.

Child of Hardy Ropes Sewall and Lillie R. Rockefeller

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Woburn records of births, deaths, and marriages.
  2. [S154] 1860 US Census, Maine, Kennebec, Augusta.

Harley Leroy Sewall1

M, b. 2 March 1926, d. 4 December 1995
     Harley Leroy Sewall was born on 2 March 1926 in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.1,2,3 He was the son of Gordon Donald Sewall and Ida May Forshier.1 Harley Leroy Sewall died on 4 December 1995 in the Desert Hospital, Palm Springs, California, at the age of 692,4,3 and was buried on 8 December 1995 in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minnesota.2

Child of Harley Leroy Sewall

Citations

  1. [S231] 1930 US Census, St Louis Park, Hennepin, Minnesota.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Desert Sun, 6 December 1995.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, California, Death Index, 1940-1997.
  5. [S89] Family Search, Minnesota, Birth Index, 1935-2002.

Harmon E. Sewall1

M, b. 31 July 1895, d. 8 January 1896
     Harmon E. Sewall was born on 31 July 1895 in Boston, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of William Harmon Sewall and Theresa Johnson.1 Harmon E. Sewall died on 8 January 1896 in Boston, Massachusetts.2

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915.

Harold Albert Sewall1

M, b. 8 April 1898, d. 17 March 1972
     Harold Albert Sewall was born on 8 April 1898 in Melrose, Massachusetts.1,2,3 He was the son of Albert Whittemore Sewall and Florence May Lerned.4,1 In 1918 he was an insurance clerk at Boston.3 Harold Albert Sewall married Harriet Esther Moore in 1929 in Massachusetts.5 Harold Albert Sewall died on 17 March 1972 in Melrose, Massachusetts, at the age of 73.2,6

Citations

  1. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.
  2. [S210] Social Security Death Index.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  4. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol: 476 ; Page: 323.
  5. [S232] Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Marriage Index, 1901-1955 and 1966-1970.
  6. [S232] Ancestry.com, Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003.