Sunday, December 13, 2020

Jane Quackenbush And The Honorable Ira A. Eastman

Judge Ira A. Eastman
Jane Quackenbush, daughter of John N. Quackenbush; born in Albany, New York on September 10, 1814. She married on February 22. 1833. to Judge Ira A. Eastman, of Gilmanton. New Hampshire. Together they produced the following children: Anna Q. married David Cross; Clarence married Helen McDougal.

Jane Quackenbush and her family resided at Manchester, New Hampshire. Judge Ira A. Eastman, husband of Jane Quackenbush, was born in Gilmanton, New Hampshire on Jan. 1, 1809. He graduated from Dartmouth College in the class of 1829, and studied law with Judge Willard of Troy, New York. In 1835 he was chosen Clerk of the Senate of the State of New Hampshire; in 1836 was elected a Representative in the State Legislature; re-elected 1837 and 1838, and during the last two years was Speaker of the House.

In 1836 he was appointed by the Governor and Council Register of Probate for Stratford County, which office he held until 1839, when he was elected a member of the House of Representatives of the 26th Congress, two years later was elected to the 27th, serving from 1839 to 1843.

After retiring from Congress he held many judicial positions, and was Judge of Common Pleas, Judge of the Supreme Court and of the Superior Judicial Court. In 1836 he received the Democratic nomination for Governor, and in 1866 he was supported by the same party for U. S. Senator. In 1858 he received the degree of L.L. D., and in 1859 was chosen one of the trustees of Dartmouth College. Judge Eastman died at Manchester, N. H., in 1881.

Eugene Quackenbush - The Erie Railroad

Eugene Quackenbush, an employee of the Traffic department of the Erie Railroad at Chicago, died on Sept. 5 (1927). He was 80 years old. He had been employed by the Erie Railroad in various capacities for about forty-five years and was noted for the conscientious performance of his duty. His associates in the Traffic department have adopted suitable resolutions deploring the loss they have sustained.

Louisa Maria Quackenbush Davis

LOUISA MARIA QUACKENBUSH DAVIS, daughter of John Van Pelt Quackenbush; born June 24. 1848; married March 31, 1875 to Lieutenant Commander C. H. Davis.Children: Elizabeth and two other children.

CHARLES H. DAVIS was born in Cambridge, Mass., Aug. 28, 1845. He entered the Naval Academy in 1862 and graduated in 1865. He went immediately after graduating on his first cruise, which was to the Mediterranean, in the "Colorado," the flagship of Admiral Goldborough. In 1867 he went on his second cruise to South America, where he was ordered to the Guerriere, the flagship of his father. Admiral Davis. On the return of the "Guerriere " in 1869 he was transferred to the Portsmouth " and remained another year on the South Atlantic squadron. During this cruise he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. He returned to South America in 1870, and was attached to the receiving ship New Hampshire at the Norfolk navy yard. In 1872 he went in the "Omaha" to the Pacific squadron and returned in 1875. He was at the torpedo station in the summer of 1875, and on duty at the Naval Observatory, Washington, until 1877. In the autumn of 1877 he, now Lieutenant Commander, was ordered on scientific duty; afler a year's absence he was home for six months, and then again ordered on scientific duty in 1879; then on duty at the Hydrographic office, Washington, until the spring of 1881, when he was ordered on the same duty to Japan and China. (From Talcott's "New York and New England Families.").