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Dresser geboorteplek

Dresser geboorteplek

Dresser Birthplace - geleë op Dresser Drive in Fairbanks Park - is 'n huismuseum wat bewaar is ter ere van die beroemde musikant en komponis, Paul Dresser. Dresser is gebore in 1859, net voor die begin van die burgeroorlog, in hierdie gebou met twee verdiepings in Terre Haute, Indiana. Die museum word nou besit en onderhou deur die Vigo County Historical Society. Die huis is in 1850 gebou en in 1859 deur die Dressers aangekoop, net betyds vir die nuwe aankoms. Die baksteenstruktuur was oorspronklik enkelverdieping en het bestaan ​​uit 'n sitkamer, slaapkamer en 'n leunende kombuis. Later het Dresser se pa 'n tweede verdieping en 'n voorstoep by die huis gevoeg, met toegang tot die boonste verdieping deur 'n buitentrap. Die argitektuur van die huis is tipies van die middel van die 19de eeu en weerspieël die lewenstyl van Hoosiers in die tydperk voor die burgeroorlog. .


Christopher Dresser

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Christopher Dresser, (gebore 4 Julie 1834, Glasgow, Skotland - oorlede 24 November 1904, Mulhouse, Elzas, Duitsland [nou in Frankryk]), Engelse ontwerper wie se kennis van vorige style en ervaring met moderne vervaardigingsprosesse hom 'n baanbreker in professionele ontwerp gemaak het .

Dresser studeer aan die School of Design in Londen (1847–54), waar hy in 1855 aangestel word as professor in artistieke plantkunde. In 1858 verkoop hy sy eerste ontwerpe. Hy het twee boeke ingedien, Eenheid in variëteit, soos afgelei van die groenteryk en Die elemente van plantkunde, struktureel en fisiologies (albei gepubliseer 1859) en 'n kort artikel oor morfologie, "Bydraes tot organografiese plantkunde", aan die Universiteit van Jena, Duitsland, en 'n doktorsgraad in 1859. Kuns van dekoratiewe ontwerp (1862), waarin hy verder sy teorieë oor ontwerp en plantkunde uitdruk en ontwerp van historicisme bevry het, bevestig dat hy baie ontwerpe vir die Internasionale Tentoonstelling van 1862 in Londen verskaf het. Daar ondersoek hy die eerste groot Europese uitstalling van Japanse kuns, 'n onderwerp wat hy jare lank bestudeer het en waarop hy 'n erkende gesag geword het. Ontwerphervorming en Oosterse, veral Japanse, kuns was noodsaaklike elemente van die estetiese beweging, en Dresser het 'n deurslaggewende rol gespeel in die ontwikkeling van die beweging.

In 1863 gee Dresser lesings oor "The prevailing Ornament of China and Japan", en in dieselfde jaar werk hy saam met Owen Jones aan die versiering van die Indiese hof en die Chinese en Japannese hof in die South Kensington Museum (nou die Victoria en Albert Museum ). In 1876–77 het hy 'n geskenk gegee van kunsvervaardigings (keramiek, glas, kant, metaalwerk, tekstiele en 'n mat) aan die nuutgestigte instelling wat nou bekend staan ​​as die Tokyo National Museum en aan die keiser oorhandig is.

Die ontwerpfilosofie van Dresser word verduidelik in 'n reeks artikels in die Tegniese Opvoeder (1870–72 later gepubliseer as Beginsels van dekoratiewe ontwerp, 1873), met 'n ontwerpmanifes wat 15 jaar later deur die Arts and Crafts -beweging aanvaar is en in die boeke Studies in ontwerp (1874–76), waarin die interieurversiering van die tydperk verduidelik word, en Moderne versiering (1886).


Lee Dresser

Die kitaarspeler, harmonika -speler en sanger Lee Dresser het saam met hoërskoolvriende, Willie Craig en Fred Fletcher, 'n rockabilly -band, The Krazy Kats, gevorm in 1957. Hulle het verskeie indrukwekkende … vrygestel
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Kunstenaarsbiografie deur Craig Harris

Die kitaarspeler, harmonika -speler en sanger Lee Dresser het saam met hoërskoolvriende, Willie Craig en Fred Fletcher, 'n rockabilly -band, The Krazy Kats, gevorm in 1957. Hulle het verskeie indrukwekkende opnames vrygestel, waaronder 'n enkelsnit, "Beat Out My Love" b/ w "Wiggley Little Mama" in 1959 en 'n vollengte album, Movin 'Out!, in 1964. Meer as vier dekades later bly Dresser en die Krazy Kats een van die hardwerkendste Midwestern-orkeste. In 1999 ingebring in die Rockabilly Hall of Fame, het hulle hul voorblaaie van klassieke liedjies uit die 1950's en '60's op 'n beraamde meer as drieduisend vertonings opgevoer.

Dresser, die seun van 'n regeringswerker en 'n ballerina -moeder, het albei hul ouers op 'n vroeë ouderdom verloor en is grootgemaak deur sy grootouers aan moederskant in Moberly, Missouri. Op die ouderdom van veertien het hy homself leer kitaar speel, maar eers in die middel van die sestigerjare, toe hy by die Amerikaanse weermag ingeskryf is, begin hy ernstig optree nadat hy kortliks aan die Moberly Junior College en die Missouri Universiteit was. Gestuur na Viëtnam, waarheen Craig die vorige jaar gestuur is, ontwikkel hy 'n solo-optrede as sanger-liedjieskrywer.

Toe hy na Los Angeles verhuis, het Dresser werk gekry as kitaarspeler en harmonika -speler vir Danny Thomas, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard en die Oak Ridge Boys. Hy het onderteken by Capitol en het in die vroeë sewentigerjare verskeie enkelsnitte opgeneem en die Verenigde State verteenwoordig in die World Popular Song Festival in Tokio, in 1972. Sy stem is gehoor op die klankbaan van die film uit 1975, The Adventures Of The Wilderness Family, en tydens die Country Bear Jamboree -vertoning by Disney World. Sy liedjies is gedek deur Pat Boone, Bobby Sherman, die Osmonds, Trini Lopez en Ray Price.

Ten spyte van sy sukses in die suide van Kalifornië, het Dresser sy voormalige musikale vennote gemis. Toe die Krazy Kats herleef, begin hy in 1980 heen en weer, per vliegtuig, tussen Kalifornië en Missouri. Namate die orkes van die band verskerp het, verhuis hy in 1985 terug na Missouri.


Paul Dresser


Die amptelike staatslied van Indiana dra die gevoel van nostalgie na 'n ou landelike huislikheid voor wat Paul Dresser se geliefde liedjies gekenmerk het.

Deur die plato’s glinster die kersligte, aan die oewer van die Wabash, ver weg… ”Hierdie reëls uit die koor van die amptelike staatslied van Indiana gee die gevoel van nostalgie na 'n ou landelike huislikheid wat Paul Dresser se gewildste liedjies.

Gebore in Terre Haute in 1859 vir John en Sarah Dreiser, sy broer, die bekende romanskrywer Theodore Dreiser. (Die gewysigde van van Paul was na berig word die gevolg van 'n deurmekaar pers in die pers.) Nadat hy vir die priesterdom gestudeer het, het die jong Paul 'n stokperdjie geniet in 'n medisynekas in Indianapolis en 'n vertoning in New York voordat hy 'n bladmusiekreus geword het.

'On the Banks of the Wabash' herinner aan 'n pastorale Indiana -opstal en gee uiting aan hunkering na ma en 'n jong bruid, albei graf toe. Die oorsprong van die geheimsinnige lied is nie duidelik nie. Sommige beweer dat dit in die West Baden Springs Hotel neergeskryf is, sommige sê by die kantore van Dresser se uitgewery in New York. Daar word selfs bespiegel dat Dresser se broer, die romanskrywer, die eerste vers geskryf het.

'N Ander raaiselagtige aspek van die lied is die toewyding daarvan aan die veertienjarige Mary E. South van Terre Haute, wat die komponis nog nooit ontmoet het nie. Paul Dresser is in 1906 op 47 -jarige ouderdom dood sonder geld, maar sy nalatenskap leef in die geskiedenis van Amerikaanse gewilde liedjies sowel as op verskeie bakens rondom Terre Haute. By die opening van sy seuntjiehuis as museum in 1958, het die ontwykende Mary E. South as gasvrou verskyn.


Dresser Geboorteplek - Geskiedenis


JURGGENEALOGIE BLADSY
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Welkom by 'n Dresser Genealogiese tuisblad. Hierdie bladsy bevat inligting oor die "Main Dresser Line" van John en Mary Dresser, wat hulle op 10 Oktober 1638 in Rowley, MA gevestig het.

Bykomende Dresser -familiegeskiedenis kan gevind word by die genealogiese inligting van Dresser, vervaardig deur Jim Dresser van Groton, Vermont.
As u naam Dresser ook is en u e-posadres wil hê jou naam@dresser.net, stuur 'n e-pos aan Paul by [email protected]

Primitiewe persoonlike name het ongetwyfeld ontstaan ​​kort na die uitvinding van spreektaal in die donker eeue wat die opgetekende geskiedenis voorafgegaan het. Vir duisende jare daarna was eerste of voorname die enigste benamings wat mans en vroue gebruik het. Aan die begin van die geskiedenis was die wêreld minder druk as vandag. Elke man het sy buurman geken, so een adres was voldoende.

Geleidelik, met die verbygaande eeue en die toenemende kompleksiteit van die beskaafde samelewing, het 'n behoefte ontstaan ​​aan meer spesifieke benamings. Hoewel die oorsprong van ons stelsel van familiename teruggevoer kan word na vroeë beskaafde tye, dateer die oorerflike van soos ons dit vandag ken, amper nie meer as negehonderd jaar gelede nie.

Ware vanne, in die sin van oorerflike benamings, dateer uit Engeland uit die jaar 1000. Hulle is grotendeels uit Normandië bekendgestel, hoewel daar rekords is van Saksiese vanne voor die Normandiese verowering. Tydens die bewind van Edward die Belyder (1042-1066) was daar Saksiese huurders in Suffolk met name soos Suert Magno, Stigand Soror, Siuward Rufus en Leuric Hobbesune (Hobson) en die Domesday-rekord van 1085-1086, wat 'n paar nuuskierige vertoon kombinasies van Saksiese voorname met Normandiese familiename, toon vanne wat nog meer algemeen gebruik word.

Aan die einde van die twaalfde eeu in Engeland het oorerflike name algemeen geword, maar nie universeel nie. Tydens die bewind van Edward V is 'n wet aangeneem om sekere Ierse outlawes te dwing om vanne aan te pas "Hulle moet 'n van, van een of ander stad of kleur, as Blacke of Brown, of 'n kuns of wetenskap, vir hulle as Smyth neem of timmerman, of 'n kantoor, soos Cooke of Butler. " Teen die begin van die negentiende eeu het 'n soortgelyke besluit van krag geword om Jode in Duitsland en Oostenryk te dwing om 'n Duitse van te voeg by enkelname wat hulle voorheen gebruik het.

'N Van is 'n naam wat by 'n doop- of voornaam gevoeg word om dit meer spesifiek te maak en om familieverhoudings of afkoms aan te dui. Volgens van oorsprong word die meeste vanne in vier algemene groepe ingedeel: 1) dié wat gevorm word uit die voornaam van die vader 2) dié wat voortspruit uit liggaamlike of persoonlike eienskappe 3) dié wat afkomstig is van die plek of woonplek 4) die wat van beroep afkomstig is.

Die van Dresser behoort tot die groot groep Engelse familiename wat afkomstig is van beroepe. Een gesag is van mening dat die eerste draer van die naam 'n 'dresser' van plante of 'n tuinier was, terwyl 'n ander een beweer dat die naam verwys na die handel in lap-aantrek. Vleisvoorbereiders vir bankette was eens 'dressers' genoem.


Die oorspronklike stigters van die Dresser -familie kom waarskynlik uit Denemarke tydens die Deense inval in Engeland in die 9de eeu. Hulle was een van diegene wat hulle ongeveer 876 nC in Yorkshire, Engeland, gevestig het. Daar is 'n geskiedenis uit die 1300's in die omgewing van Yorkshire.

In 1301 betaal Ada (m) Dreyster van Patrick Brompton trou teenoor die oorlog met Skotland. In 1327-33 betaal dieselfde van 'n ander Ada Dresser van Pickering-cum-Gotland vermoedelik belasting vir die Franse oorloë. In 1337 was William Dressure getuie van 'n grondakte by Bolton Percy. Daar woon 'n Henry Dresser in 1470 in Yorkshire waarvan die handtekening op verskeie dokumente verskyn. Ander spellings is gevind as Dressur in 1471, as John Deser en William Drysser in 1545, en uiteindelik by 'n Edward Dresser in 1600.

Ons lyn kom van die Ada Dreyster van Horton of Ada van Pickeringcum-Gotlan 1327-1333:

William Dressure de Bolton-Percy 1379 AD.
John Drissur van Caterton naby Tadcaster. d. 1479
William Drysser, Acaster Selbye. b. 1495 o. 1560 Stylvol.
Robertus Dresser, Stillington. b. 1518 o. 1588 m 1577
Christopher Dresser, Grimstone, d. 1626 m. Mararet- Wd Gilling 1620
John Dresser, geb. 1605, Skewsby, Grimstone, Yorkshire, Engeland.

AANTREKKINGS
Egbert Stanley Dresser, (1835 - 1895) In Augustus 1862 aangesluit by Kompanjie H, 104de Illinois Infanterie as korporaal. Hy het deelgeneem aan die Tattahoma -veldtog en was saam met generaal Sherman tydens sy "Mars na die see" tydens die Burgeroorlog. Hy het hom in Junie 1865 as sersant bymekaargemaak.

Eliza Dresser trou met Moses Spofford, 'n afstammeling van 'n ou Yorkshire -voorouer wat op die Mayflower na Amerika gevaar het. Eliza is op 3 Junie 1835 getroud en was 'n bekende skoonheid van die tydperk.

Eerwaarde Charles Dresser, biskoplike predikant van Springfield, Illinois, het die huwelikseremonie van Abraham Lincoln en Mary Todd op 4 November 1842 gehou. Op 7 Januarie 1844 verkoop hy sy huis in Springfield aan Abraham en Mary. Dit is die enigste huis wat die Lincolns ooit besit het. Hierdie huis is nou 'n nasionale monument en word bewaar in Springfield.

Louise Dresser, geb. 1888 in Indiana. Sy was saam met Janet Gaynor en Gloria Swanson genomineer vir die beste aktrise vir die eerste Oscar in 1928. Sy was die voorste aktrise in die stille film "A Ship Comes In". Janet Gaynor het die prys gewen.

In 1620 het Ezekiel Rogers, geb. 1590 word Wethersfield, Engeland, 'n Chaplin van die familie van sir Francis Carrington van Hatfield, Broad Oak, Essex, rektor van die Rowley Church. Na 18 jaar diens loop hy af van aartsbiskop Laud. Rogers, 'n onwrikbare Puritein, beskuldig Laud van bittere aanvalle op die Puriteinse sekte en noem hom 'die vervolgingsprelaat'.

In 1638 is Rogers as rektor geskors omdat hy geweier het om 'n 'vervloekte' 'sportboek' aan sy gemeente voor te lees, wat hom voorstaan ​​vir dans, boogskiet, spring en Mei -wedstryde op Sondag. Soos die vasberade Puriteine, besluit hy om saam met ongeveer twintig van sy gemeentelede en hul gesinne na Amerika te trek.

My Groot G.G.G.G.G.G.G. Oupa, John Dresser1*, geb. 1605 Skewsby, Grimstone, Yorkshire, Engeland en sy vrou Mary, geb. 1609, was een van die gesinne wat vanaf Hull, Engeland, op die skip "John" van Londen na Amerika gevaar het. Onder die vrag op die skip "John" was die eerste drukpers wat Amerika uit Engeland bereik het.

Hulle het op 10 Oktober 1638 in Salem, Massachusetts, aangekom, waar hulle die winter deurgebring het. In Mei van 1639 koop hierdie mense 3000 hektaar grond tussen Ipswich en Newburyport, Massachusetts vir ongeveer 800 pond van die Massachusetts Bay Company en stig 'n nedersetting wat bekend staan ​​as 'Rogers Settlement'. Rogers se leierskap het 22 jaar lank in hierdie kolonie geheers. Hy is dood en is in die ouderdom van 70 jaar in die Rowley -begraafplaas begrawe in 1660.

Later is dit Rowley genoem ter nagedagtenis aan Rowley, Engeland, vanwaar hulle onlangs gekom het.

Tussen 1620 en 1640 het ongeveer 4000 gesinne Amerika binnegekom op soek na politieke en godsdiensvryheid tydens die bewind van Jakobus I en Karel I van Engeland. Hierdie Rowley -setlaars was deel van hierdie migrasie. Hulle het gou baie huise gebou (sien prentjie van Dresser Homestead) en was die eerste mense wat begin lap maak het in die nuwe wêreld.

* Eksponent # dui generasies aan van John Dresser, immigrant uit Yorkshire, Engeland.
Vet gesig Duane Woodward, Jr. 11 my direkte gesinslyn.

John Dresser1 was dus een van die pionier -setlaars van Rowley, Massachusetts, en het, soos dit opgeteken is, geword: ''n Man wat staande en 'n uitstekende landgoed gehad het.'

'N Ander reeks Dressers het in Amerika begin met John A. Dreszinski, wat in 1882 in Duitsland gebore is. Sy twee seuns, Brune Alexander en Bernard, emigreer albei na Amerika in 1912 of 1913. Hier verander hulle hul van na Dresser.

Halfpad tussen South Cove en Cottingham in Yorkshire, Engeland, staan ​​die ou St. Peter Rowley -kerk wat vroeg in die 13de eeu gebou is. Slegs die kerk oorleef vandag die ou dorpie Rowley, met 'n bevolking van ongeveer 150 mense in die vroeë deel van die 17de eeu. Dienste word vandag nog in hierdie kerk gehou.

In 1643 is 'n komitee deur Freeman van die stad goedgekeur om die 'verskeie lotte' van 1 1/2 hektaar elk aan die verskillende gesinne toe te ken. John Dresser1 het 'n perseel in Bradfordstraat gekry wat aan die suidekant begrens is deur die perseel van Thomas Ellethrop.
John Dresser1 is begrawe in Rowley, Massachusetts, op 19 APR 1672 in sy 67ste jaar. Hy en Mary het vyf kinders gehad:

1. John, Jr.2 b. 1641 m. Martha Thorla 21 NOV 1662 o. 14 MAR 1724.
Hy was 'n vrye eienaar, Selectman, Tithingman en Rowley -verteenwoordiger by die Massachusetts Court 1691, 1692, 1700, 1705 en 1706. Hy was 'n lid van die Governor's Council in 1680 en was op 'n tyd Associate Justice van Norfolk County.
Hy was 'n luitenant in Rowley Foot Company van 16 OKTOBER 1681 tot 1698. In 1687 weerstaan ​​hy saam met ander die opstand teen "Belasting sonder verteenwoordiging".
Martha Thorla d. in Rowley 29 JUN 1700. John2 hertrou met Rebecca Dickson op 7 JUN 1702. Sy sterf. 2 APR 1718.

2. Mary2 b. 23 APR 1642 o. 27 NOV 1659

3. Samuel2 b. 10 DES 1643 m. Mary Leaver 9 DEC 1668 d. 28 DES 1704.

4. Jonathan2 b. 8 JAN 1646 o. 16 DES 1659

5. Elizabeth2 b. 10 MAR 1649 m. Jonathan Hopkinson 10 JUN 1680.

John, Jr., en Martha Thorla het 10 kinders gehad:
1. Johannes3 b. 4 DES 1663 d. 1736 m. Genade Dickson 1688.
2. Mary3 b. 14 JUL 1667 m. Daniel Thurston
3. Martha3 b. 1 AUG 1671 m. Anthony Potter 11 JUL 1695 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
4. Jonathan3 b. 27 JUN 1674 m. Sarah Leaver 31 OKT 1699 o. 20 MAR 1744
5. Jane3 b. 4 JUN 1676 m. John Pearley 1698
6. Sarah3 b. 4 APR 1678 m. Richard Boynton 1701
7. Richard3 b. 24 JUN 1679 m. Mercy Peabody 29 JUN 1709 in Thompson, Conn. D. 1728
8. Nathaniel3 b. 27 AUG 1681 m. Elizabeth Wentworth 1707. Gedood deur Indiërs in 1746.
9. Lydia3 b. 14 Jul 1684 m. Ebenezer Clark 1713 tweedens Elisha Holbrook.
10. Elizabeth3 b. 16 FEB 1686 m. Robert Day 4 April 1705

Jonathan3, seun van John2 en Martha, was vrederegter in 1732 in Pomfret, Conn. Hy en Sarah Leaver het agt kinders gehad:
1. Jonathan4 b. 6 AUG 1700 o. 17 JUL 1701
2. Jonathan4 b. 23 JULI 1702
3. Thomas4 b. 7 November 1704
4. Sarah4 b. 2 DES 1706
5. Richard4 b. 17 DES 1708
6. Hannah4 b. 19 AUG 1711
7. Nathan4 b. 22 FEB 1715 o. 4 NOV 1720 Pomfret, Conn.
8. Damaris4 b. 30 SEP 1718 o. 23 NOV 1720 Pomfret, Conn.

Diaken Jonathan Dresser4 b. 23 JUL 1702 m. Elizabeth Warner 17 JAN 1732. Hy d. 17 JAN 1790. Elizabeth d. op 4 JAN 1806. Hulle kinders:
1. Mary5 b. 11 NOV 1733 o. 28 SEP 1735
2. Johannes5 b. 18 AUG 1735 o. 24 JUN 1814
3. Mary5 b. 10 FEB 1736
4. Ebenezer5 b. 2 NOV 1738 m. Maria d. 1811
5. Damaris5 b. 6 JAN 1740 o. 4 FEB 1740
6. Jonathan5 b. 26 MEI 1742 o. 21 OKT 1760
7. Pvt. Samuel 5 b. 17 SEP 1745 o. 4 JUN 1814 m. Lucretia Brown. Hy was 'n veteraan van die Revolusionêre Oorlog.
8. Elizabeth5 b. 16 AUG 1752 o. 4 SEP 1757

Korporaal John Dresser5, seun van Jonathan4 en Elizabeth, geb. 18 AUG 1735 m. Sarah Dresser 24 SEP 1761. Hy reageer op Lexington Alarm en dien as korporaal op Bunker Hill ter verligting van Boston in die Revolusionêre Oorlog. Hy was in Captain Jedadiah Ingall's Company of 11th Reg't. van Connecticut Militia. Sy kinders was:
1. Jonathan6 b. 13 DES 1761 d. 14 NOV 1765
2. Alanson6 b. 8 DES 1763 d. 17 NOV 1765
3. Alfred6 b. 31 JAN 1765 o. in die staat Georgia 1804
4. Alanson6 b. 11 JUN 1768 o. 26 OKT 1806 in NY
6. Sarah6 b. 19 JAN 1770
7. John Jr.6 b. 19 AUG 1771 o. 7 MAR 1843 Coventry, Conn.
8. Mary6 b. 31 MEI 1773
9. Esther6 b. 23 JUL 1776 o. 20 SEP 1777
10. Rowland6 b. 13 AUG 1778 o. 31 DES 1808 Sturbridge, Conn.
11. Kapt Samuel6 b. 31 JAN 1781 o. 1843. Was kaptein in oorlog van 1812. Getroud met Dorothy Ingalls, dogter van regter Lemuel Ingalls, seun van Jedadiah en Ester Ingalls. Sy seun:

1. George A. Dresser7, 1814-1891 m. Hannah Brown 1833. Sy seun:
1. Majoor George Warren Dresser8, 1838-1883 m. Susan Fish Leroy 1834-1893. Hy het die West Point Military Academy (1861-1865) bygewoon en tydens die burgeroorlog in die Vierde Amerikaanse artillerie gedien. Sy brief aan generaal -majoor Warren volg:

DIE RICHMOND -veldtog
Verslag van luitenant George W. Dresser, Vierde Amerikaanse artillerie, inspekteur van artillerie, van operasies. 27 Oktober 1864
29 Oktober 1864
ALGEMEEN: Omstreeks 14:30 Op 27 Oktober verlaat ek die hoofkwartier van die Vyfde Korps, naby Armstrong's Mill, in samewerking met u en u personeel, en sluit aan by generaal Crawford, bevelvoerder van die derde afdeling, vyfde korps. Het hom gevind met sy afdeling, skermutselings besig, sy regterflank rus op Hatcher's Run, ongeveer op 'n lyn met die lyn van generaal Griffin, en 'n lyn wat in westelike rigting strek na die saagmeulweg (die pad wat by Dabney se stoommeule loop), met sy linkerkant geweier om die linkerflank te beskerm. Sy hele lyn het gevorder. Nadat ek dit onmoontlik gevind het om 'n battery deur die bos te kry, om 'n plakkaat te wees om die vyand se lyn voor generaal Griffin aan die ander kant van die ren te filfileer, het ek teruggekeer na die vyfde korps se hoofkwartier. Neem 'n rigting byna suidwaarts vir 'n kort entjie, en draai dan links (oos) om die oewers van die lopie te volg, terug na Armstrong's Mill. Voor generaal Crawford was daar skermutselinge en generaal Griffin het nêrens anders gehoor skiet nie. Ek het nie die oewer van die aanloop bereik nie. Ongeveer 'n kwartmyl van waar ek generaal Crawford verlaat het, nadat ek deur 'n bramstapel gegaan het, toe droog, maar klaarblyklik nat was na swaar reën, van wes na oos, kom ek op 'n spoor wat onlangs gemaak is deur die troepekolom, rigting van noordwes na suidoos, en suidoos van die klein veld, waar ambulanse later gevang is, kom op die stert van die rebelkolom in die pad, sit, arms in hul hande en in goeie toestand. Veronderstel hulle eers gevangenes, vra: "By watter regiment behoort u?" Antwoord: "Tiende Alabama." Gevra: "Waar is u voorste wag?" Antwoord: "Niemand hier nie, ons is 'n brigade, Wilcox se ou brigade." Het ten minste twee maatskappye gesien. Boor in die rigting van die spruit totdat ek in 'n brandstapel kom, soortgelyk aan die een waarna hierna verwys is, en dan kort na links draai en deur afvuur gelei word, kom by generaal Crawford. Gerapporteerde feite, en op voorstelle van generaal C., het na die tweede korps begin met kaptein Stacey, van die personeel van die tweede korps, om dieselfde aan generaal Meade te rapporteer. Kaptein S. het pas uit die Tweede Korps gekom om te berig dat "generaal Hancock op die punt was om die brug voor hom te dra, en as hy (generaal C.) in daardie rigting hoor skiet, sou hy weet wat dit is." Ongeveer drie minute nadat hy vertrek het, het generaal C. artillerievuur gehoor. Kaptein S. het opgemerk: "Die aanval begin net." Ons het rigting geneem deur die vuur. 'N Half kilometer van generaal C. ontmoet opstandelinge wat vra hoe hulle moet uitkom en sê hulle moet ons volg. Maar 'n paar tree verder is beveel om te stop met ongeveer 'n dosyn rebelgalwe. Die dikte is baie dig, en ons is nie op pad nie. Omgery (het noordwes gery). Aan ons regterkant (na wiel) slaan ons gou 'n klein pad. Ongeveer 400 meter hierlangs het ons 'n rebel -golgatjie gekry wat ons verby geloop het. Binne 'n paar oomblikke ontmoet majoor Bingham, van die personeel van generaal Hancock, om te vertel dat die aanval op generaal Crawford nie daarin geslaag het nie, en hom gewaarsku het vir gevaar op daardie pad (aangesien ek gehoor het dat 'n entjie van waar ek hom verlaat het, nege-en-dertig Noord-Carolina Infanterie hom geneem het gevangene) het daarna deurgegee, twee ambulanse en beamptes in die klein veldie anderkant die Crow -huis (van Tweede Korps) gevang. Ek vind die regterkant van die Tweede Korps rus op die kruising van die pad waar ek opgeklim het, met die pad van Boydton -snoek, naby mev. Rainey, die lyn wat langs die laasgenoemde pad loop vanaf die kruising na die huis. Hier sien generaal Mott. Hy het vir my gesê die rebelle het omgedraai en sy regterflank verdubbel. Geen infanterie skiet dan nie. Die artillerie-afvuur duur voort totdat ek by my terugkeer, wat ek begin het sodra ek meegedeel het dat generaal Meade na die Vyfde Korps gegaan het, verby Dabney se stoommeule was. Die pad was gevul met dooie perde en slenter tot by die meul. Naby die rand van die bos (naby Armstrong's Mill) ontmoet ek kaptein Gentry, wat na generaal C. gaan met gestuurde. Bietjie na donker by die algemene hoofkwartier bereik - tussen 5 en 5:30. Ek verlaat generaal C. vir die tweede korps na 16:16. Gegee feite aan generaal Warren en Meade by die hoofkwartier.

GEO. W. DRESSER
Luitenant en inspekteur van artillerie

Kinders van Samuel Dresser2 en Mary Leaver:

1. Mary3 b. 20 NOV 1670 m. Daniel Foster van Ispwich, Massachusetts 4 DEC 1696
2. Elizabeth3 b. 10 DES 1671 m. John Stewart
3. Samuel3 b. 23 AUG 1673 m. Mary Burpee. Hy dien in die koloniale oorlog as sersant.
4. Johannes3 b. 1 APR 1676 m. Margaret Acy
5. Thomas3 1678-1682
6. Joseph3 b. 17 MAR 1679 m. Elizabeth Kilborn geb. 1685 o. 1711
7. Hannah3 b. 17 FEB 1681 m. Samuel Potter van Ipswich, Massachusetts, Maart 1711
8. Thomas3 gedoop. 10 FEB 1683 o. in die kinderjare
9. Thomas3 b. 4 APR 1685
10. Jeremia3 b. 30 JUN 1687
11. Benjamin3 b. 23 SEP 1689 m. Lydia Vaugh in Boston, Massachusetts 1712

John Dresser3, seun van Samuel Dresser2 b. 1 APR 1676 m. Margaret Acy, dogter van John Acy. Skuur. Maart 1718.
Hulle kinders:

1. Moses4 b. 1704 o. voor 1729 sonder probleme
2. Aaron4 b. 1708 m. Mehitable, dogter van John Cott. Met vrou toegelaat in die 2de kerk in Landcaster, Massachusetts. Inskryf by Captain Wilder's Co om teen Indiërs te veg. In 1755 ingeroep by kolonel J. Whitecomb's Co vir Crown Point Expedition.
Ontsig in 1756. Sy kinders:
1. Mehitable5 1733-1736
2. Elizabeth5 gedoop. 18 JULI 1736
3. Oliver5 b. 16 SEP 1737
4. Hannah5 1739-1750
5. Johannes5 gedoop. 28 MAR 1742
6. Elia5 b. 1750. Gedien in die Slag van Bunker Hill 1775 en Slag van Bennington 1777 d. Turner, ME 1846 op 96 -jarige ouderdom.
7. Aaron5 d. in die kinderjare 1753
Oliver Dresser5 b. in Rowley, Massachusetts, 16 SEP 1737 m. Olive Osgood in Landcaster, Massachusetts, 4 NOV 1762. Aangewese Crown Point -ekspedisie 1755 1762 ingeskryf in War for Reduction of Canada 1780 ingeskryf in Captain Moore's Company om "Continental Army" vir drie maande te versterk d. Wendell, Massachusetts. Sy kinders:

1. Oliver Jr.6 b. 6 AUG 1763 m. Rebecca Wright 1795 in Wendell, Massachusetts. Sy was b. in Princeton, Mass
2. & 3. Aaron6 & Moses6 (tweeling) b. 20 MAR 1765 Moses m. Lois Crosbee 1788
4. Rufus6 22 FEB 1767 Tempel, ME
5. Efraim6 1769-1819
6. Elijah6 1771-1882 o. Geneseo, NY
7. Dr. Joel6 1775-1843 m. Sarah Whitney 1802 geb. Wendell, Mass d. Ellisburg, Jefferson County, NY
8. Oliver6 m. Luke Osgood 1802 B. Wendell, Mass d. Pittsford, VT 1868
Aaron6 (tweeling) seun van Oliver Dresser5 m. Abigail Monroe 29 November 1787 in Wendell, Mass. Sy was van Skotse afkoms en was na bewering van die familie van president Monroe. Hulle woon in Montaque, Mass. Daarna verhuis hulle na Bridgewater, NY en daarna na Jefferson County, NY na die oorlog van 1812. Aaron maak 'n openbare huis oop wat bekend staan ​​as "Dresser's Tavern", wat 'n handelsentrum en die begin van Pamelia Four Corner geword het , in die geskiedenis waarvan hy 'n aktiewe faktor was. Hy d. in Dansville, NY, by sy seun Elemuel se sewe huis in 1820. Sy kinders:

1. Aaron7 het in Pamelia, NY, gewoon
2. Moses7 m. Verligting Harrington. Woon in Cambridge, Michigan
3. Elemuel Beman7 B. 1796 m. Elizabeth. Hy d. 21 SEP 1854 in Dansville, NY, sonder probleem.
4. Parker7 b. 10 JUN 1799 o. 1872 m. Lydia Cronkite.
5. Samuel7 1803-1886 m. Elizabeth Burdick, 5 APR 1862 in Brookfield, NY d. in Edmeston, NY
6. Elizabeth7 d. 17 MEI 1845 Brookfield, NY
7. Abigail7 m. Welch
8. Sally7 m. E. Phillips
Parker Dresser7 b. 10 JUN 1799 in Bridgewater, NY m. Lydia Cronkite, 11 OKT 1818 in Jefferson County, NY, d. Jonesville, Michigan, 16 APR 1872. Kom na Hillsdale Co, Michigan, en koop 240 hektaar grond by Litchfield van die regering vir $ 1,25 per akker.

Kinders:
1. Clarissa Cassandra8 m. William Jackson d. naby West Point, Indiana
2. Abigail8 b. 27 MAR 1821 m. G.W. Burchaud in Litchfield, Michigan 1840
3. Hiram Mills8 1823-1901
4. Parker, Jr. 8 1825-1901
5. Henry Hannibal8 1826-1896
6. Mary Elizabeth8 1831-1853
7. Lt.koloniaal Jasper Marion8 1838-1894 m. Mary Becker, Lafayette, Indiana. 1863 Pvt. National Rifles of Washington, DC, Lincoln se eerste versameling, 1861. Kaptein "Dresser's Battery" majoor en luitenant -kolonel, 86ste Indiana -vrywilligers in die burgeroorlog. Gewond in Battle of Stones River, Tenn. Verteenwoordig Tippacanoe County as senator in Indiana Wetgewer 1887-1889
8. Kongreslid Solomon Robert8 1842-1911 m. (1) Vesta Stimson 1864 (2) Caroline Kirsch 1883. Invented Dresser Pipe Coupling. Stig die S.R. Dresser Manufacturing Co. van Pennsylvania in 1900. Sy onderneming het gegroei en floreer en is in 1956 as Dresser Industries opgeneem as opvolger van 'n Pennsylvania Corp. (1938) deur die konsolidasie van die S.R. Dresser Manufacturing Co. en die Clark Brothers Co.
Dresser Industries het tans sy hoofkwartier in Dallas, Texas. Dresser is een van die voorste en mees gediversifiseerde verskaffers van tegnologie, produkte, dienste aan nywerhede wat betrokke is by die ontwikkeling van energie, insluitend gas, olie, steenkool en kernkrag. Die totale inkomste vir die 3de kwartaal in 1992 was 3,5 miljard dollar. Dresser het meer as 50 000 mense in diens.
S.R. Dresser8 verteenwoordig die 21ste distrik van Pennsylvania in die 58ste en 59ste kongres. Hy d. in 1911 in Poradford, Pennsylvania. Hy en sy eerste vrou het vyf kinders gehad:

1. Nina Vesta9
2. Parker9
3. Lone St. John9
4. Chauncey Stimson9
5. Robert Alexis9
Hy het drie kinders saam met Caroline gehad:

1. Carol Kirsch9
2. Solomon Richard9
3. Doris Lydia9

Sers. Samuel Dresser3, seun van Samuel2 m. Mary Burpee. Hulle seun:
1. David4 1709-1788 m. Mary Kilborn 1715-1800 Twee van hul kinders:
1. Joseph5 m. Mary of Miriam Trumble, dogter van George en kleindogter van Thomas Trumble.
2. Pvt. Amos5 1741-1830 m. Joanne Jewett. Hy was 'n soldaat in die Amerikaanse Revolusie.
Joseph Dresser5 m. Miriam Trumble. Hulle seun:
1. Elia6 b. 18 FEB 1781 in Berkshire, Ma m. Amelia Kendall 2 OKT 1796 in Parys, Oneida County, NY. Hulle kinders:
1. Candice7 c. 8 JUN 1800
2. Lewis7 c. 13 MEI 1804
3. Mary7 c. 17 AUG 1806
4. Luisa Anna7 c. 23 Okt 1808
5. Elia Jr.7 c. 3 NOV 1810
6. Cephas7 c. 5 DES 1813
7. Johannes7 b. 1820 in NY
Elia Jr. 7 m. Harriet Mead Prescott in East Otto, NY. Hulle kinders:

1. Charles Corydon8 b. 20 MAR 1853
2. Laura Prescott8 b. Maart 1858

Johannes 7 m. Jane Ryan, geb. 21 FEB 1821 in NY. Jane se ouers was van Ierse afkoms. John en Jane het van 1841 tot ongeveer 1850 in Dansville, Livingston County, NY gewoon. Daarna verhuis hulle na Ogle County, Illinois. In 1856 verhuis hulle na Dryden, Sibley County, Minnesota. In 1861 koop John 160 hektaar grond in Dryden (sien afskrif van die oorspronklike bylae vir grondinskrywing).

Dryden is amptelik om 9:00 op 11 MEI 1858 in die huis van Robert Beatty georganiseer. Die amptenare wat gekies is, was Hamilton Beatty, voorsitter Joseph Tamble en Isaac Troxel, raad van toesighouers Robert Heath, opsiener van die arme John Dresser7 en H. Beatty, Justices en J. Lewis en T. Tamble, konstabels.
Die stad is Dryden genoem ter viering van die Engelse digter en dramaturg, John Dryden (1631-1700). Dit weerspieël die Britse erfenis van New England Yankees wat die eerste eis in Dryden aangeneem het. (From The History of the Minnesota Valley By Rev. Edward Neill, 1882.)

In 1863, John7 and Jane sold their land and moved north one township to New Auburn, where John7 operated a farm .
John Dresser7 d. 16 JUL 1896 in Minneapolis, Minnesota He is buried in the High Island Cemetery in New Auburn.
Jane d. at the age of 45 in 1866 and was buried in the same cemetery. Their children:

1. Charles L.8 b. 25 FEB 1839 in Dansville, Livingston County, NY. Enlisted in 1862 in Company H, Fourth Minnesota Infantry and served during the Civil War. He was mustered in the 4th Regiment on 10 JAN 1862. He re-enlisted 22 JAN 1864 and received his discharge of disability 28 JUN 1865. He spent the winter of 1862 at Fort Snelling and left on the 20th of April 1892 by steamboat for the south. Hy m. Adelaide F. Harris, b. 1848 in Pennsylvania
2. Francis8 b. 1841 in NY m. Norman Hubbard (see article on Civil War Flag, Appendix)
3. Sara8 b. 1842 in NY
4. Alice8 b. 1843 in NY
5. Jane A.8 b.1849 in NY
6. John Bradner8 b. 4 NOV 1852 in Lynville, Jacksonville County, Illinois. Hy m. Katherine May Goeltz 2 MAY 1874 in Minneapolis, MN. Katherine was b. 1 DEC 1854 in Kirdock, Germany. She came to America with her parents in 1867 and settled in Mineral Springs, Wisconsin. John was a barber and made his living in New Auburn, MN. Hy d. 8 JAN 1922. She d. 11 DEC 1919 in Arlington, MN. Two of their children:

1. John Archibald9
2. Merton Monroe9 b. 1899 m. Laura. Hy d. at 29 years of age. Two of their sons:
1. Woorl Merton10
2. Frederick John10 b. 10 JAN 1928 His son:
1. Duane Chris11 b. 23 DEC 1962
7. Lemuel B.8 b. 1852 Ogle County, Illinois. He moved to Minnesota with the family in 1856. Lemuel managed or operated a hotel in Grand Forks, North Dakota about 1875. His sister, Elizabeth, came to G.F. and worked in the hotel for awhile.
8. Elizabeth Mae8 b. 5 MAY 1854 Ogle County, Illinois m. Ezra Anderson 3 JUL 1875 by Rev. G. M. Curl in Grand Forks, Dakota Territory. She d. 4 JAN 1930. Their children:

1. Blanch
2. Pearl
3. Will
4. George

The following is from "A Pioneer Mother", a biography written by Elizabeth's daughter, Pearl Anderson:

Elizabeth Mae Dresser8 was born in Illinois, May 5,1854. She was the 8th child of her parents, John7 and Jane Dresser.

Her father was a descendent of the Dresser family that migrated to America in 1638, landing on the coast of Massachusetts with other pilgrims of their time.

In 1856, the Dresser family went to Minnesota and took a homestead in Sibley County, then the frontier of the west. Here her real hardships commenced. The Civil War, following closely upon their period of settlement, made life harder for the pioneer women, for every able bodied man was taken, leaving only the very old, and the very young boys to provide for and protect the women and children.

During this trying time, the Indian up-rising, also known as the Minnesota Massacre of 1862, took place. Thus, a double burden was borne by the already over loaded pioneers. The hardships were made more hazardous by the constant fear of Indian raids of the poorly protected little homes.

Twice the Dresser family were forced to leave their farm home just before the harvest season, and seek protection at Fort Ridgley, only to return and find their stock driven off and their fields of grain burned. Fortunately, their buildings were left standing. Upon their second return a sod fort was erected in which several families took refuge until the state militia gained control of the Indian bands and subdued their depredations. This fort was known as "Fort Dresser".

In these environments the little Elizabeth Mae Dresser lived her childhood. When she was eleven years old her mother died (1866), and the burden of keeping house for the family developed upon her young shoulders. Meanwhile, her education was not neglected for she attended the local school and became a proficient pupil in all subjects then taught.

At the age of 18, Elizabeth went to live with friends in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she remained until 1857, when she went to Grand Forks, Dakota Territory.

Coming from Minneapolis to Grand Forks making the trip partly by train and partly by steamboat, she was married to Ezra Anderson, July 3, 1875 by Rev. G. M. Curl. Mr. Anderson was local agent for an overland stage company at the time of their marriage, and the following year was elected sheriff of Grand Forks County. Grand Forks was then only a small village on the very frontier, and on the out-skirts of civilization.

During the years that followed nine children were born to them. Five of them died in infancy. Grief over these little ones remained with Mrs. Anderson as long as she lived. Cold winters, no roads, lack of modern conveniences, no doctors or nurses, the pioneer mother cared for her dying babies, sometimes alone, and sometimes with the help of friends or neighbors.

Bravely she met life, and bravely she carried on for the sake of her husband and her other children. She grew to feel that North Dakota was so much a part of her very life that she never left the state except for infrequent visits to her childhood home, always returning with a feeling that she belonged.

She was called by death January 4, 1930, and a wonderful mother passed away. Her four children are Blanche, Pearl, Will and George.

9. Nelly (or Kelly)8 b. 1857 Dryden, Minnesota
10. Ardell8 unknown date in Dryden, Minnesota
11. William Clarence8 b. 3 AUG 1858 Dryden, Sibley County, Minnesota m. 29 APR 1892 to Ada Belle Woodward, b. 29 SEP 1874, daughter of G. E. Woodward of Southern Minn., Ada's father, George Elmer Woodward b. 12 DEC 1850, son of Obisha Woodward, b. 29 AUG 1817.
William Clarence8 d. 2 AUG 1936 in Los Angeles. She d. 20 DEC 1965 in Los Angeles
12. Edward A.8 b. 1861 Dryden, Minnesota.

William Clarence8 was b. in Dryden, Minnesota, and was the eleventh child born to John7 and Jane Dresser. When he was five, his parents moved to New Auburn, Minnesota.
The following is from his hand written autobiography:

Born AUG 3rd 1858 in Township of Dryden, Sibley County, Minn. When 5 years of age my parents moved to New Auburn, same co. and state.

Attended district schools until 12 years of age. At 12 commenced to work on farm of my brother-in-law, Norman Hubbard. Wages $10.00 a month. Attended school during winter months. At 14 went to Minneapolis, attending school six months, after which I commenced to learn the mechanist trade in the shops of Walker Bros., same city.

Becoming dissatisfied with that kind of work - after serving one and a half years, quit the job and went to Illinois to live with uncle Elijah Dresser7 on his farm near Lindenwood, Ogle County, attending school during the winters of 1875 and 1876 and working on farm during summer months.

Not content in that state, I returned to the old house in mid September 1877- visited there a while and in Oct. went to Grand Forks, Dakota.

Dec. 1877 went to Bismarck, Dakota. Aug 1879 left Bismarck by steamer and stage for miles City, Montana, where I worked for a few weeks prior to going into the hunting business at the Little Porcupine Camp, 40 miles up the Yellowstone River, filing on 200 acres of land adjoining the Jackson Ranch.

May 1880 - went overland with covered wagon to Bozman, Montana (300 miles west) with another rancher and bought 125 head of cattle- (my share- only 25 head)

Winter of 1879-'80 and '81 engaged in hunting buffalo, etc.

Becoming tired of frontier life, I sold out my small interests- relinquished my homestead rights and returned to Minn. returning to New Auburn all fall and part of winter. Then going to Grand Forks, Dakota in March 1882, where I purchased 160 acres 12 miles out. Made final proof in six months. Rented some land in spring of 1884. Went to work in attorney's office in Grand Forks (loans and investments for E. L. Emory).

1886 - head collector for McBride Collection Agency for 2 years - till Feb. 1888. March 1888 - went to New Rockford, North Dakota and opened up an office - General collections and loans - fairly successful. Sold out Spring 1891 and went to Duluth, Minn., where I engaged in promoting two or more mining companies.

1893 was forced to go to work for salary for Buford & Burrell C. of St. Paul. Worked at that for about one year, then moved back to New Rockford, ND, where I went into partnership with W. O. Baird under the firm name of "The Baird and Dresser Land Co." - Real Estate loan and collection business.

After New Rockford organized as a city I was appointed city auditor, and, later on, police magistrate, holding the two offices several years.

Dec. 1924 moved to Los Angeles, CA where we still reside at 5939 Monte Vista. Engaged in the real estate business.

William 8 and Ada had seven children:

1. William Ernest 9 b. 31 Mar 1893 Duluth, Minnesota d. 14 JUN 1973
2. Grace Woodward9 b. May 1896, New Rockford, ND d. 19 FEB 1926. m. Harry E. Dahlberg 1915 or 1916 in North Dakota.
3. Ruth Marian9 b. 10 JAN 1899 New Rockford, ND d. 6 MAY 1982. m. Frank M. Allen 17 SEP 1923 in Los Angeles.
4. Dorothy Ada9 b. 4 MAR 1903 New Rockford, ND d.28 SEP 1905
5. Jeane Elizabeth9 b. 11 OCT 1906 New Rockford, ND d. 1 JUN 1957
6. Evangeline9 b. 31 JAN 1911 m. Maurice Joseph Dubuc 6 FEB 1935 in Los Angeles
7. Gertrude Marie9 b. 7 MAR 1916 m. Darrel Ratzlaff 18 SEP 1937
William Ernest Dresser 9 m. Mary Winifred Trotter 23 AUG 1918 in Virginia. She was b. 6 OCT 1889 in Canada and d. 30 JUN 1949.
He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at Minneapolis, Minnesota, on 19 NOV 1917 and was sent to Parris Island, S.C. and served in the Barracks Detachment from 1 FEB 1918 to 15 APR 1918 and was promoted to corporal.
He was next assigned to Company B, Overseas Training Center, Quantico, VA from 15 APR 1918 to 18 JUL 1918 at which time he was promoted to Sergeant. From there to Headquarters Detachment, Overseas Depot, from 18 JUL 1918 to 20 AUG 1981 and to Company F, 13th Regiment from 20 AUG 1918 to 15 SEP 1918.
He served in France from 25 SEP 1918 to 10 APR 1919.
He returned to Philadelphia, PA on 23 APR 1919 and served in 2nd Casual Detachment to discharge. He was discharged at Philadelphia, PA on 13 MAY 1919 as a sergeant.

William 9 and Mary Winifred had four sons:

1. William Trotter10 b. 8 OCT 1920
2. John Alan10 b. 21 FEB 1922
3. Robert James10 b. 24 AUG 1923
4. Duane Woodward 10 b. 26 OCT 1928 m. Lois Gagnebin 15 JAN 1955.

Lois' father, Charles Louis Gagnebin, Jr. b. 1 APR 1902 m. Charlotte Lois Potter on 4 JUN 1927 in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. His father, Charles L. Gagnebin, was b. 14 MAR 1866 in Brooklyn, New York.

Children of Duane 10 and Lois:
1. Duane Woodward, Jr. 11 b. 10 OCT 1957. m. Annette Elisabeth Pfeil 11 SEP 1957 on 25 MAY 1996. Their son,
1. William Pfeil 12 b. 30 JUN 97


2. Lee Potter 11 b. 27 OCT 1958 m. Michelle Ruddy 15 JUL 1989 in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. Their sons,
1. Brian William 12 b. 15 JUL 1992.
2. Adopted David Tyler b. 10 SEP 97

3. Martha Lois 11 b. 4 MAY 1964. She m. Ted Irons of Santa Cruz, CA. 17 JUL 1993 Their sons,
1. Thomas Dresser Irons b. 17 JUL 95
2. Scott Patton Irons b. 14 APR 97

Summarization of my direct lineage:

John Dresser 1 b. 1605 in Skewsby, Grimstone, Yorkshire, England
Samuel Dresser 2 b. 10 DEC 1643
Samuel Dresser 3 b. 23 AUG 1673
David Dresser 4 1709-1788
Joseph Dresser 5 No record of birth
Elijah Dresser 6 b. 18 FEB 1781
John Dresser 7 b. 1820
William Clarence Dresser 8 b. 3 AUG 1858
William Ernest Dresser 9 b. 31 Mar 1893
Duane Woodward Dresser 10 b. 26 OCT 1928
Duane Woodward Dresser, Jr. 11 b. 10 OCT 1957
William Pfeil Dresser 12 b. 30 JUN 1997

1. F.T. Boyd, History of the Boyd Clan and Related Families, 1962
2. Charles Pope, Pioneers of Massachusetts
3. J. Harvey Balch, Dresser Family Genealogy
4. Roots Research Bureau, New York, NY 10001
5. Charles H. Dresser and Warren S. Dresser, The Dresser Family in America
6. Family History Center, Oakland, CA 94602
7. Mrs. Mary Dresser, Clearwater, FL 34615 Personal Communication, July 1992
8. Mrs. Marilyn Stinson, St. Joseph, MN 56374 Personal Communication, August 1992
9. Mrs. Arlene Busse, Sibley Co., Minnesota Historical Society, Henderson, MN 56334 Personal Communication, August 1992
10. Mrs. Eldrene Ebert, Sibley Co. Recorder, Henderson, MN 56334 Personal Communication, August 1992
11. Mr. Raymond Dubuc, Escondido, CA 92027 Personal Communication, August 1992
12. Mrs. Gertrude Ratzlaff (Dresser9), Los Angeles Personal Communication, August 1992
13. Mr. William T. Dresser10, Tehachapi, CA 93561 Personal Communication, August 1992
14. Mr. John A. Dresser10, San Pedro, CA 90732 Personal Communication, September 1992
15. Mr. John Dresser, Libertyville, IL 60043 Personal Communication, September, 1992
16. Mrs. Laura Dresser, Minneapolis, MN 55427 Personal Communication, December, 1992

1992 DRESSER PUBLISHING, UNION CITY, CA. THERE IS NO COPYRIGHT ON THIS PAPER. ANY REPRODUCTION, ADDITIONS OR CORRECTIONS ARE NOT ONLY WELCOMED, BUT ARE ENCOURAGED.


Birthplace of Paul Dresser

Composer of Indiana State Song, "On the Banks of the Wabash," and other songs popular in the Gay Nineties. His famous brother, Theodore Dreiser, wrote An American Tragedy and other novels.

Erected 1966 by Indiana Historical Bureau. (Merkernommer 84.1966.1.)

Onderwerpe en reekse. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music &bull Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list.

Ligging. 39° 27.393′ N, 87° 25.025′ W. Marker is in Terre Haute, Indiana, in Vigo County. Marker is at the intersection of Dresser Drive and South First Street, on the right when traveling west on Dresser Drive. Farrington Street becomes Dresser Drive at South First Street. Raak vir kaart. Marker is in this post office area: Terre Haute IN 47801, United States of America. Raak vir aanwysings.

Ander merkers in die omgewing. Minstens 8 ander merkers is binne loopafstand van hierdie merker. Wea Tribe at Terre Haute (approx. mile away) Vietnam War Memorial - - Vigo County Indiana (approx. 0.6 miles away) Korean War Memorial - - Vigo County Indiana (approx. 0.7 miles away) Operation Iraqi Freedom - War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away) Medal of Honor Recipient (approx. 0.7 miles away) Claude L. Herbert

(approx. 0.7 miles away) World War II War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away) World War I War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Terre Haute.

Sien ook. . .
1. Paul Dresser. Song Writers Hall of Fame. (Submitted on February 27, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)

2. (PDF) Marker Text Review Report, 3/21/2013. (Submitted on February 27, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
3. On the Banks of the Wabash, by Paul Dresser. from a 1913 American Quartet 78 rpm record.(Internet Archive) (Submitted on February 27, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)


Custer in the West

Custer served in the Southwest immediately after the war, where he clashed with his troops. He briefly considered leaving the army to pursue business opportunities or run for political office, but when a new 7th Cavalry Regiment was raised to pursue American aims in the West, Custer assumed command as a lieutenant colonel.

Custer and Libbie arrived in Kansas in the fall of 1866, and Custer participated in a campaign against the Sioux and Cheyenne the following spring. When a group of American soldiers were massacred by Native Americans, some of Custer’s men accused him of abandoning his troops. This resentment would later have devastating consequences.

Shortly afterwards, he was court-martialed for leaving his command to visit Libbie. Sentenced to one year’s leave without pay, the Custer’s returned to Michigan. But by the fall of 1868, Custer was back, with Phil Sheridan having argued for his early return to fight in the Indian Wars.

In November 1868, Custer led a raid on a Cheyenne camp along the Washita River in what is now Oklahoma. There were disagreements over Custer’s claim that he had killed a significant number of warriors, but it was the Army’s first significant victory in the region, and brought Custer more fame.

In 1875, President Ulysses S. Grant ordered all Sioux out of the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming by the end of the following January. Well aware that they would be unable to make the trek during a harsh winter, the government planned to use this as an excuse to expand hostilities.

These actions broke the terms of the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie, which had recognized the Black Hills as Sioux land. But in 1874, gold had been discovered in the region – thanks to a mining expedition led by Custer – and the U.S. government wanted to permanently remove the Sioux. Among those who resisted American aggression was Sitting Bull, a Hunkpapa Lakota chief and holy man.


Huntington, William Dresser

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Madam C.J. Walker’s Early Life

Madam C.J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867. Her parents, Owen and Minerva, were Louisiana sharecroppers who had been born into slavery. Sarah, their fifth child, was the first in her family to be born free after the Emancipation Proclamation. Her early life was marked by hardship she was orphaned at six, married at fourteen (to Moses McWilliams, with whom she had a daughter, A&aposLelia, in 1885) and became a widow at twenty.

Walker and 2-year-old A’Lelia moved to St. Louis, where Walker balanced working as a laundress with night school. She sang in the choir of the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church and became active in the National Association of Colored Women. It was in St. Louis that she first met Charles J. Walker, the man who would become her second husband𠅊nd inspire the name of her eventual empire.


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Joe baltar - 12/31/2003

Please excuse the extended post but I seem to be having problems from the FBI CARNIVORE program.I wanted to say at the end of my last post "you can commit the almost perfect crime of 9-11 or JFK assassination if you are the lead agency investigating those crimes." For a detailed reading of the trial transcripts laying out the evidence for tax payer funded FBI agents involvement in the Martin Luther King assassination visit the Martin Luther King Center website and read the transcripts posted by King family attorney William Pepper. The evidence convinced a jury to say FBI agents were principal architects in the assassination of Dr King.

Joe baltar - 12/31/2003

I forgot to mention the title of Tyronne Powers book EYES TO MY SOUL in my previous comment.The previous commentator
mentions the mistress of Lyndon Baines Johnson. Madeline Brown is her name and she has authored the book TEXAS IN THE MORNING which discusses Johnsons' involvement in the coup d etat and murder of President Kennedy.She had a child by Johnson named Steve Brown. In his will Johnson left an annuity to Steve Brown. Ed Tatro, renowned JFK assassination researcher is a high school English teacher at Quincy Massachusetts High School.We brought him to speak at Bates College twice where he gave
a 3 hour presentation and showed over 100 slides part of his 1200 slide collection detailing who the principal architects were in the JFK coup d etat.Always remember you can commit a almost perfect 9-11 or JFK assassination
if you are the lead agency investigating the crime.
joeb

Joeb - 12/23/2003

FBI agents are perfect teachers in showing what happens to a species when it hires bodyguards to protect it and enforce its laws.
Former Black FBI agent Tyronne Powers PhD has written a wonderful book about the FBI FRUHMENSCHEN program created to target black elected officials in sting operations because the FBI feels blacks are incapable of governing. Powers discusses his early days as an FBI asgent undergoing training at the FBI Academy at Quantico Marine Base. White agents dressed up as Klu Klux Klan came into his bedroom and terrorized him. He survived a bombing assassination attempt in his FBI issued vehicle while writing this book retired Trinity College Psychology Professor Bud Schultz has just published his second book THE PRICE OF DISSENT where he interviews civil rights activists,union organizers and anti war activists who survived tax payer funded FBI assassination attempts. His first book IT DID HAPPEN HERE follows a similar vein and is published by University of California press THE FINAL REPORT is co-authored by Charles Key, the republican state representative from Oklahoma City who has detailed tax payer funded FBI involvement in the Oklahoma City bombing.It is available at http://www.okcbombing.org. Type benton k partin into google and reads his two page letter to Senator Trent Lott then read the resume of this retired Brigadier General who was in charge of the US Air Force missle and bomb testing program. He says the truck bomb did not bring down the Murragh Buildingpay a visit to http://www.unansweredquestions.org and purchase the video AFTERMATH which details the evidence for FBI involvement in 9-11visit the website of former LAPD narcotics detective Mike Ruppert and get his video on TRUTH AND LIES OF 9-11 type the name of attorney Ron Kuby into google.He represented the people involved in the first world trade center bombing. It was the FBI paid agent provacteur Ahmet who got the defendents to build the bomb. The FBI then fired Ahmet and let the bomb be detonated.You do know what to do? joeb

Walker Freeman - 12/9/2003

Before you discount anything about J.Edgar Hoover you have to take seriously the testimony of LBJ's mistress concerning his meeting at the home of Texas oil tycoon Clint Murchison in Fort Worth the night before JFK's murder. Then you have to ask "what has happened to Hoover's protege's in the pursuing years?" Are renegade FBI/CIA and DEA agents still active in the vestages of the drugs for money/arms deals that Secretary of State Schultz said were going to be a thing of the past in his civic's lesson before congress? Who benefited from the murder of Judge John Wood in San Antonio? Where did the funding for Charles Harrelson's son's college education, Woody's education, come from? Who gave him a leg up in Hollywood? Teen watter prys? To keep what secrets? Why was the only one to finger Woody's father, the 80 year-old head of security at Texas A&M University and protege of Hoover. whose story was made into the first film of Stephen Speilburg and focusing on his exploits in the Dixiecrat/Marcello-mobbed city of Beaumont?

Meanwhile, ask who another Fort Worth oil tycoon, Richard Rainwater. partner with George W. Bush in the Texas Ranger Franchise. the money behind Columbia Healthcare and Hospitals (which made Tenn's Senator Thomas Frist wealthy with its buyout of HCA). was running with in Vegas and what are their ties to Galeston (where David Ferrie stayed on his way to Dallas), Duval County (home of George Parr and the infamous Ballot Box 13) and San Antonio. home of jailed former Texas Attorney General, Dan Morales, elder at First Presbyterian Church, SA. Ask why a sitting Texas Hispanic congressman was never investigated for his conflict of interest in the ownership of the security company that controlled a major Texas port.

Search the internet for. "Daniel Cohen, Pan Am 103, Lockerbie, and THE GAME IS OVER" as I did and you'll find some answers.

Cartha D. DeLoach - 12/8/2003

Many of us who knew Director Hoover for many years know he was not a cross dresser and homosexual. As one of his top assistants, (Deputy Director), I traveled with him. saw him frequently each day and often under trying circumstances while working on major cases. He was a deeply religious, old fashioned, two-fisted type, who believed in firm discipline. Under no circumstnaces would he have risked his reputation and that of the FBI by such habits unbecoming to his way of life. He was tough and recognized that to gain the cooperation of the public he had to win respect. He is recognized as the "Father of Modern Day Law Enforcement" because of centralization of fingerprints, brilliantly creating a crime Laboratory for all of law enforcement, the FBI Academy,training for all Police, and the National Crime Information Center, a boon for all law enforcement. Yes, he was not perfect and had warts, but they are overshadowed by his many sucesses and by the many men and women he trained during his long career. One added item: The J. Edgar Hoover Fouhndation, which is now the J. Edgar Hoover Law Enforcement Center, was not founded only by a contribution from Lewis Rosensteil. It was mostly founded by contributions from many sources, Former Agents of the FBI have contributed heavily as has many organizations, and individuals from all types of law enforcement and religions. Thank you for allowing me to set the record straight.

John - 11/24/2003

There is an FBI agent, in Los Angeles field office, engages and support a group of individuals in incest and pedophile activities. The same agent protects and participates with the same group organized to commit crimes. He threatened, coercion, harmed, murdered, and sabotaged any individual to oppose or expose their criminal activities. FBI agent portrays the group innocent good people, originally from wealthy Noble families, Capitalist pro-American, good Christians obey the laws, and many other favorable propaganda to help them gain sympathy, respect and support to divert attention and suspicious from the group’s and his criminal activities.
In addition, they are engaged in treason acts. The FBI agent sold classified information to the group to avoid exposing of his pedophile activities.
Furthermore, he falsely accuses innocent and defenseless people of wrongdoing, accusing same innocent people of crimes they never committed, classifies them anti-American, terrorist, communist, low character unsuitable in the society, and many other false allegations to elevate his position with the FBI. He wasted taxpayers’ money to pamper and cover up the group’s crimes for financial gain. The agent activities similar to FBI agent John Connally of Boston field office.
I am seeking assistance to stop this ill FBI agent from harming the society and the government.

Philip Hardy - 10/10/2003

Thanks very much Paul, your advice is very much appreciated. I will get in touch with the publishing company. Cheers.

Paul Meade - 10/10/2003

Anthony Summers lives in Waterford, in the Republis of Ireland.
I presume you know to contact his publishing company (try their PR dept) and ask them for more specific dcetails.
Groete,
Paul Meade
Ierland

Mike Sigman - 10/3/2003

"Did J. Edgar Hoover Really Wear Dresses?" By Ronald Kessler, there is
included the following statement:

"The cross-dressing allegations were as credible as McCarthy's claim that
there were 205 known Communists in the State Department, yet the press
widely circulated the claim without further investigation."

Unfortunately, since the release of the Venona Tapes in the early 1990's, it
appears that Joseph McCarthy may have had more truth in his statement than
there is truth in the common public derision of the "205" statement.
According to the Venona records, there may have been *more* than 205
communist agents in the government at that time.

Mike Sigman
Durango, Colorado

Joeb - 8/7/2003

Is Ronald Kessler really the FBI's Public Relations man engaged in FBI damage control for his friend Oliver Revell?
As of July 7, 2003 there are close to $1.7 billion dollars in civil lawsuits filed against Boston FBI agents for their involvement in the murders of over 21 people from 1960-2001.
These murders were committed by a death squad collaboration between the FBI and Boston Mafia. Type the name FBI agent John Connolly into google.See the books BLACK MASS by Gerard O'Neil and Dick Lehrer also see DEADLY ALLIANCE by Ralph Ranalli.The FBI under Hoover allowed the Mafia to exist in every major American city to be used to carry out political assassinations against American activists and to blackmail and extort.
FBI agents have a long history of being personally involved in pedophilia.See the book THE FRANKLIN COVERUP by attorney John DeCamp. The head of the FBI's division of child abuse attorney Edward Rogers was recently sued by his two daughters for incest.He lost the case.They allege he had been having sex with them since they were 2 years old.He never showed up for trial to defend himself and lost the case.Type the name of his daughter Sharon Simone into google for more information.How bad is the FBI lab run? See the recent book TAINTING EVIDENCE by John Kelly. Ask Ronald Kessler if he ever contacted Pulitzer Prize winner Ross Gelbspan (see his website http://www.heatisonline.org) when he was writing his book about the FBI and FBI agent Oliver Revell.Then contact gelbspan to get his version of the story.Type revell's name into google and see what you pull up about him and the Pan Am flight 103.Better yet read BREAK INS DEATH THREATS AND THE FBI written by Gelbspan which looks at the FBI collaborating with the Death Squads in El Salvador while Revell was assistant Director at the FBI.Want to read more about the FBI collaboration with the Mafia in the assassination of President Kennedy then read MAFIA KINGFISH by John Davis.How about the FBI Mafia collaboration in the assassination of Martin Luther King? Read ORDERS TO KILL by Attorney William Pepper. Type William Pepper's name into google.
joeb

Philip Hardy - 7/11/2003

Did you ever get a contact/email address for Anthony Summers? I am studying the Kennedy assassination very closely at the moment and his book 'Conspiracy', which I've read roughly 15 times, is one of the best, if not the best. I've also read another 20 books or so on the matter. I would like to know how he thinks Nixon and Hoover could have fitted in to the JFK murder, considering Nixon oversaw the Bay of Pigs operation when it was in its infancy while vice-president under Eisenhower whose health was deteriating. The JFK murder seems to come full circle from the Bay of Pigs to the CIA-Mafia-Anti Castro Cuban exile alliance forged to overthrow Castro. Nixon not only was closely affilated with the CIA, but with the mafia. Hoover believed JFK stole the election from Nixon, and Nixon was aware of this too. It would be extremely rewarding for me to communicate with Mr Summers about my ideas as I am writing stuff myself and I greatly respect his work.

Kirk Muse - 1/2/2003

I'm trying to locate the postal or e-mail address of author
Anthony Summers

Clayton E. Cramer - 8/2/2002

Fascinating claim that you make. So I guess the importance of transvestites in the San Francisco gay community is just imagination?

Yes, I know that most homosexuals aren't cross-dressers. But there is a large fraction that are, and pretending otherwise shows that you haven't ever traveled through the Tenderloin in San Francisco. (The Hasting Law Library was in the middle of it, and there were things visible there on the street that I did NOT want to see.)

Dr BB - 7/27/2002

The more time that passes, the more the story reeks of 1950s "straight" stereotypes about homosexuality. As most people know now, there's no particular link between homosexuality and effeminacy or cross dressing in fact most cross-dressing fetishists are straight. They say bad forgeries always become more obvious with the passage of time.

A g m - 7/25/2002

This article attacks the thesis that Hoover was being balckmailed by the Mafia. It does not offer any argument against the thesis that Hoover was seen in drag, and in fact the witness confirms her account. The statement that he could not have engaged in this activity without the word leaking out is silly, since the word demonstrably did leak out.

Paul N. Hehn - 7/19/2002

Haven't historians got anything better to write about than whether Hoover wore a dress or not.
The stock market is crashing down because of huge frauds committed by crooked businessmen at
Enron, World Com and who knows what other companies causing huge losses for millions
and the Bush administration is about to attack Iraq regardless of what the rest of the world thinks--and we
are concerned with trivia liike this.

John T. Donovan - 7/18/2002

Kessler's thesis seems similar to that of Dr. Athan Theoharis in his J. EDGAR HOOVER, SEX AND CRIME, published a few years ago. I wonder if he consulted Dr. Theoharis's book?

P. Caswell - 7/18/2002

Um, I think the cartoon that you link to at the bottom of Article 814 is by _Pat_ Oliphant, not Tom as the page reads as of 7/18/02. Tom Oliphant is a political columnist for the Boston Globe. Pat Oliphant is (was?) the political cartoonist.

Les Wright - 7/18/2002

I visited the National Archives in the 1980s, when a friend of mine was an archivist in the photo collection. My friend pulled out several files of photos of J. Edgar Hoover. Among them were several black-and-white images of Hoover in women's clothing (in particular I remember a photo of him in a spaghetti-strap evening dress) in--what at least appeared to be-- public social functions, Tolson usually hovering only inches from Hoover's arm (at what film studies calls "intimate distance").

I have not followed the controversy of who has claimed what about whom. I first learned of the Hoover-astransvestite story *after* seeing actual photos in the National Archives.

Ed Barry - 7/16/2002

Goeie artikel. Hoover was controversial in countless ways, but the dress story never made any sense--even if he were a cross-dresser, he would never parade around like that in a public place. Nor do I believe the rumors that Hoover, in drag, played the part of Aunt Bea on "The Andy Griffith Show" all those years. (On the other hand, the most convincing case that he indeed wore dresses is the photograph on the home page of this website--it's been said that pictures don't lie--so the case remains open!)


Paul Dresser

One of the most important composers of the 1890&rsquos, Paul Dresser was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on April 21, 1859, just before the beginning of the Civil War.

As a boy, Dresser studied at St. Meinrad&rsquos in Switz City, in training for priesthood. By age 16, he joined a medicine show in Indianapolis and toured in vaudeville as a singer and monologist. In the late 1880&rsquos, Dresser moved to New York City and found work in the Billy Rice Minstrels and was a founding member of the music-publishing firm Howley, Haviland & Dresser.

As a songwriter, Dresser relied heavily on the sentimental themes of home, boyhood, mother, patriotism, and romance. By the late 1890&rsquos, he was one of the most successful songwriters producing such hits as &ldquoWide Wings&rdquo, &ldquoThe Letter That Never Came&rdquo, &ldquoMy Gal Sal&rdquo, &ldquoOn the Banks of the Wabash&rdquo (which became Indiana&rsquos state song), &ldquoThe Blue and the Gray&rdquo, &ldquoJust Tell Them That you Saw Me&rdquo, &ldquoOnce Ev&rsquory Year&rdquo, &ldquoThe Curse of the Dreamer&rdquo, &ldquoThe Pardon Came too Late&rdquo, &ldquoDon&rsquot Tell Her That You Love Her&rdquo, &ldquoYour Mother Wants You Home Boy&rdquo, &ldquoBethlehem&rdquo, &ldquoMr. Volunteer&rdquo, &ldquoI Was Looking for My Boy, She Said.&rdquo He composed and published his more than 100 songs, 25 of which hit the Billboard top twenty.

Paul Dresser died in New York City on January 30, 1906 at the age of 47. His legacy lives on through the 1942 biopic My Gal Sal as well as the Indiana tributes including the Paul Dresser Memorial Association established in 1922 the Paul Dresser Drive dedicated in 1923 by the Banks-of-the-Wabash Association and the dual bridges constructed in 1993 over the Wabash River named for Dresser and his brother, the famous novelist Theodore Dreiser. In 1967, the Indiana General Assembly designated Dresser&rsquos birth home a State Shrine and Memorial, and the National Music Council listed it as "A Landmark of American Music". The home is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.