he received a contract with Messrs. Callender and Barker to construct a railroad from Parkman to Tiffin, Ohio, called the Clinton Line Extension. The road was to be one hundred and fifty miles in length. The late William B. Brinsmade, a prominent civil engineer, was the chief engineer of the road, with office at Hudson, Ohio. In 1862 Mr. Chapin was agent at Corry, Penn., for the Atlantic & Great Western Railroad Company, from Salamanca, N. Y., to Dayton, Ohio, and superintendent of two divisions on the opening of the road in 1864. In 1866 he was general freight agent of the Oil Creek Railroad Co. from Corry to Oil City. He was division superintendent of the Chesapeake & Ohio R. R. Co. in 1872, with office at Staunton, Va. In 1877 he was agent for the Toledo, Wabash &, Western Railroad Company at East St. Louis, remaining until 1879, when he retired from business. He died at Springfield, Mass., August 2, 1887, in the 71st year of his age.
CHARLES W. STEARNS. — Graduated at Yale College, class of 1837. After leaving college he studied medicine at the Pennsylvania University in 1837-40. Was a surgeon in the army. In a few years he left the army and practiced at his profession. Was a writer of considerable note; author of "Shakespeare's Treasury." Giving up the practice of medicine, he resided in Baltimore, Md., in Newport, R. I., and in New York city. He invented the creased soles for rubber shoes and boots, and made other improvements. He died of paralysis at Longmeadow, Mass., Sept. 8, 1887, in the 70th year of his age.
MARSHALL B. BLAKE. — In 1830 went to New York as clerk for Arthur Tappan & Co., a silk dry goods jobbing house. In January, 1836, became a partner in the house of Ramsdell, Brown & Co., until 1862. Becoming interested in politics was chosen a delegate in 1860 to the Chicago Convention that nominated Abraham Lincoln for president, and was by him appointed in 1862 Collector of Internal Revenue in the city of New York, remaining in office until
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