Dean Burgess

AncientFaces Member since Jul 01, 2015

About: I am a retired library director, novelist and historian (Portsmouth, Virginia), now working on a 6 volume family history. Among the family thing is a trove of old photogaphs starting before the Civil War including several from Holbrook's Military Academy in Sing Sing, NY, from 1887 through 1891 with my grandfather's autograph book and a collection of letterheads, mainly relating to the parents of students there.

Researching: French, Cutting, Owen, Burns, Fairfield, Burgess, Slocum, Unidentified, Va, Ma, Ransomville, VA); Combs (Russell County, Gloucestershire, Mendon, Letters, Poetry, Moosup, Tin, Types, Memoirs

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Clarence M. Cobb as a cadet at Holbrook Military Academy in Sing Sing, NY. His father is C. D. Cobb of 1680 Pennsylvania Ave., Denver, CO. The photograph is by A. D. Vanderbilt in the Barlow Block Sing Sing (now called Ossening) NY.
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About eight years old these three are right to left: Mabel Wood, Flo Steele and Paulene Mark whose father owned a knitting mill in Herkimer, NY, where the picture was taken by C. C. Miller at his shop on Main Street.
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A mock duel staged by the cadets at Holbrook Military Academy (see duel picture one): left Sidney Ward, beside him Harry Lawton, the dead person Donn Barber, the doctor Dean Burgess, the duelist Will Lawton.
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A mock duel staged at Holbrook Military Academy: left Henry McGowan, victim Domm Barber, kneeling to his right Dean Burgess, the Lawton brothers (Harry and Will), far right Sid Ward.
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In the back row left to right are: Henry Douglas Lawton, father on the Lawton Brothers with offices in New York City and Havana, Cuba; Donn Barber; Dean Burgess II, father Dr. Daniel Maynard Burgess, Doctor of the Port of Havana. In the front row left to right: Sidney F. Ward, father George G. Ward, vice-president and general manager of the Commercial Cable Company (MacKay-Bennett cables); William W. Lawton, brother of Harry above and Henry McGowan from Brooklyn, NY.
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William A. Spangler, taken when he was a cadet at the Holbrook Military Academy in Sing Sing, NY. His father was Michael Spangler of Denver, CO.
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The baseball team of the Holbrook's Militarty Academy, Sing Sing, NY, circa 1890, was called Briar Cliff. In Dean Burgess II's autograph book the players are: W. H. Hapgood (pitcher) in the middle of the middle row holding a ball; E. P. Lott (catcher) middle row with a mask and glove; Sidney T. Ward (1st. base) middle of the front row; Dom Barber standing in the third row without a bat. Others may include: George W. Drake (shortstop); C. M. Butler (2nd base); E. C. Quackenbush (3rd base); H. J. Stenson (Center field); Malcolm Stuart and W. DeL. Grannis (fielders). The man in the hat is their coach. The photograph is by Pach Brothers, 935 Broadway, New York City.
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The baseball team of the Holbrook's Militarty Academy, Sing Sing, NY, circa 1888, was called Briar Cliff. In Dean Burgess II's autograph book the players are: W. H. Hapgood (pitcher) in the back row holding a ball; E. P. Lott (catcher) middle row with a mask; Sidney T. Ward (1st. base) back row, arms crossed and no bat ; George W. Drake (shortstop); C. M. Butler (2nd base); E. C. Quackenbush (3rd base); H. J. Stenson (Center field); Malcolm Stuart and W. DeL. Grannis (fielders).
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John Goss is a cadet at Holbrook's Military Academy in Sing Sing, NY, 1887-1891. He is the son of C. P. Goss who is the Treasurer of the Scoville Manufacturing Co., at the time the largest brass manufacturer in the nation. He lives in Waterbury, New Haven County, CT. The photo is a sepia carte de visite by Pelham, corner of Main and Spring Streets,Sing Sing, NY
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left to right: Dean Burgess II (1873-1963), father Dr. Daniel Maynard Burgess, Chief Medical Officer and Doctor of the Port of Havana, but Dean lives in Herkimer, NY; Sidney T. Ward, father works for the Commercial Cable Company in New York City and he lives at 146 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY; Harry Lawton, father one of the partners in Lawton Brothers with offices at 421 Produce Exchange, New York City, and Mercadores Street in Havana, he lives at 4 Cuba Street, Havana, and for part of the year at the Cornwall Mountain House, Cornwall-on-Hudson. The photo is a sepia carte de visite by Pelham, Sing Sing, NY.
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