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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hague, William 1808-1887 (search)
Hague, William 1808-1887 Clergyman; born in Pelham, N. Y., Jan. 4, 1808; graduated at Hamilton College in 1826, and at the Newton Theological Institution in 1829. He was the author of The Baptist Church transplanted from the old world to the New; Review of Drs. Fuller and Wayland on slavery, etc. He died in Boston, Mass., Aug. 1, 1887.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mitchill, Samuel Latham 1764-1831 (search)
ful Arts, and his scientific labors made him famous at home and abroad when he was little past thirty years of age. In 1797 he assisted in establishing the Medical repository, a magazine which he edited sixteen years. He was a member of the national House of Representatives from 1801 to 1804, and a United States Senator from 1804 to 1809. From 1808 to 1820 he was Professor of Natural History in the New York College of Physicians and Surgeons; of Botany and Materia Medica from 1820 to 1826; and was vice-president of the Rutgers Medical School. With Drs. Hosack and Williamson he founded the New York Literary and Philosophical Society. Dr. Mitchill possessed a very retentive memory, and acquired vast stores of learning. He believed in Fulton's ability to establish navigation by steam, promoted his interests in the legislature, and was one of the friends who accompanied him on his experimental voyage from New York to Albany in September, 1807. He died in New York City, Sept. 7, 1831.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stephens, Alexander Hamilton -1883 (search)
e the war, to fill an unexpired term in Congress. He was elected and re-elected until 1882, when he was chosen governor of his State by a very large majority. It was not ordained that he should live through his term. In Atlanta, the capital of his native and beloved Georgia, at half-past 3 o'clock on the morning of Sunday, March 4, 1883, his wonderful brain, his wonderful will power, could no longer keep life in his wrecked and puny body. He died, according to his faithful physicians, Drs. Miller and Steiner, from a collapse of the mind brought about by constant, unremitting intellectual activity. His last words were, Oh, doctor, you hurt me! His funeral in Atlanta was attended by upward of fifty thousand weeping men and women. All Georgia mourned for him. Several other States, and towns and cities in all parts of the country, did honor to his memory by resolutions and the adjournment of courts and public councils. At the grave of Stephens, Toombs, massive but totte
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Temperance reform. (search)
own, N. J., in 1805, and this was followed by temperance societies organized, one at Moreau, Saratoga co., N. Y., April 30, 1808; another at Greenfleld, N. Y., in 1809; and another at Hector, N. Y., April 3, 1818. The Massachusetts Society for the Suppression of Intemperance was instituted at Boston, Feb. 5, 1813; but temperance reform as an organized movement began Feb. 13, 1826, when the American Society for the Promotion of Temperance was organized at the Park Street Church, Boston, Mass. Drs. Justin Edwards, Woods, Jenks, and Wayland, and Messrs. John Tappan and S. V. S. Wilder were prominent in it. The following is the chronology of the chief events in the temperance movement in America: First women's temperance society organized in Ohio, close of......1828 New York State and Connecticut State temperance societies organized......1829 Congressional Temperance Society organized at Washington, D. C.......Feb. 26, 1833 First national temperance convention meets at Phi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wells, Horace 1815-1848 (search)
cation and after learning dentistry began practice in his native city, in 1840; after long seeking a means of preventing pain while extracting teeth, he made several unsuccessful experiments with various substances, and then declared that the only efficient treatment was that of nitrous oxide. It was not, however, until Dec. 11, 1844, that he put this agent into practical use, by having a tooth extracted from his own mouth without feeling pain. He then began to use the gas in extracting teeth from other persons. He was the author of A history of the application of nitrous-oxide gas, ether, and other vapors to surgical operations. He died in New York City, Jan. 24, 1848. A bronze statue of Dr. Wells has since been erected in Bushnell Park, Hartford, bearing an inscription crediting him with the discovery of anesthesia, although his claims and those of Drs. Charles T. Jackson, John C. Warren, William T. G. Morton, and Gardiner Q. Colton, formed the cause of a notable controversy.