Capt. Tristram Babcock

Male 1842 - 1930  (87 years)


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  • Name Tristram Babcock  [1
    Title Capt. 
    Born 10 Dec 1842  Avondale, Washington Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Book Reference 5526  
    Died 1930 
    Buried River Bend Cemetery, Westerly, Washington Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • History of the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Biographical, NY: The American Historical Society, Inc., 1920, pp. 269 - 270 Tristam Dickens Babcock, son of Oliver and Martha (Dickens) Babcock, was born December 10, 1842, at Avondale, R. I., obtaining his education in the schools of Westerly. He resided in Avondale until 1879, twelve years of that period being spent in the employ of his uncle, Captain James R. Dickens, who ran a steamboat between Westerly and New York. He continued in that service from 1860 until 1872, when he retired from that line, and was otherwise employed until 1883, when he bought the Paul Babcock farm on the Watch Hill road, erected large ice houses and entered into the ice business on an extensive scale. He ran the business as a private enterprise until 1900, when he incorporated the Watch Hill Ice Company, of which he is president. He also owns and operates a dairy farm, and in association with his brothers is interested in the fish business. In 1905 he was the Democratic candidate for Town Council and was elected by an unusually large majority. He was a member of the State Board of Agriculture for four years, has been cattle commissioner for Washington county for more than thirty years, becoming widely acquainted all over the State. He has been a member of the Westerly Water Commission since its establishment.
    Person ID I00320  Irish
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2008 

    Family Charlotte Jane Irish,   b. 28 Oct 1843, Alfred, Allegany Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1933  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 3 Aug 1868 
    Children 
    +1. William Tristram Babcock,   b. 5 Jul 1869, Avondale, Washington Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1899, Avondale, Washington Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
    Family ID F0197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Dec 1842 - Avondale, Washington Co., RI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - River Bend Cemetery, Westerly, Washington Co., RI Link to Google Earth
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