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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Irving, Washington 1783-1859 (search)
few months before his death. Mr. Irving never married. The honorary degree of Ll.D. was conferred upon him by Harvard College, Oxford University, in England, and Columbia College, in New York. His remains rest near the summit of a gentle slope in the cemetery attached to the ancient Dutch church at the entrance to Sleepy hollow, near Tarrytown, N. Y. They lie by the side of those of his mother. In a row lie the remains of his father, mother, brothers, and sisters. The old church, which he made famous by the story of Ichabod Crane (a leader in the psalm-singing there on Sundays) in his Legend of Sleepy hollow, remains the same as when it was built in 1669, and is the oldest church edifice in the State of New York. Over the Sleepy Hollow brook, near it, is the bridge where Brom Bones, the supposed headless horseman, hurled the pumpkin at the frightened Ichabod, and drove him from the neighborhood and Katrina van Tassell forever. Mr. Irving died in Irvington, N. Y., Nov. 28, 1859.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Julian, George Washington -1899 (search)
n -1899 Legislator; born near Centreville, Ind., May 5, 1817. He was self-educated; and was admitted to the bar in 1840. After practising for five years, he was elected to the legislature, and in 1849-51 represented the Free-soil party in Congress, and in 1852 was the candidate for the Vice-Presidency on the Free-soil ticket. He also received five votes for Vice-President in the electoral college of 1872. He was a strong opponent of slavery, and a stanch supporter of the homestead policy. He was again a member of Congress in 1861-71. During the last period he was a member of the committees on conduct of the war, on reconstruction, and on the preparation of articles of impeachment against President Johnson. In 1872 he joined the Liberal Republican party. In 1885-89 he was surveyor-general of New Mexico. His publications include Speeches on political questions; Political recollections; Later speeches; and Life of Joshua H. Giddings. He died in Irvington, Ind., July 7, 1899.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Indiana, (search)
bonds......1846 Constitution, framed by a convention which met at Indianapolis, Oct. 7, 1850, adopted......Feb. 10, 1851 New constitution, ratified by vote, 109,319 to 26,755, goes into operation......Nov. 1, 1851 Butler University, at Irvington, chartered in 1850, opened......1855 State Senate refused to go into an election of United States Senator, creating a vacancy, in 1845, and a second time rerefuses......1855 Great frauds in sale of swamp lands, whereby State lost about 1897 Daniel W. Voorhees, ex-United States Senator, dies at Washington, D. C.......April 10, 1897 The monetary convention meets at Indianapolis......Jan. 25, 1898 Ex-Governor Matthews dies suddenly while making a speech......Aug. 28, 1898 George W. Julian dies at Irvington, Ind......July 7, 1899 Ex-Secretary of the Navy Richard W. Thompson dies at Terre Haute......Feb. 9, 1900 Ex-Governor Mount dies......Jan. 16, 1901 Ex-President Harrison dies......March 22, 1901 Iowa