GEORGE FRANKLIN CADY

BIOGRAPHY

AS RECORDED IN:

COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF 
TOLLAND AND WINDHAM COUNTIES CONNECTICUT.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT AND REPRESENTATIVE  CITIZENS AND OF MANY OF THE EARLY SETTLED FAMILIES
PUBLISHER: J.H.BEERS & CO., CHICAGO; 1903          P.  283

GEORGE FRANKLIN CADY was born March 5, 1820, in West Stafford, Conn., where he received his education in what was known as Crow Hill District. After leaving school, which he did at the age of sixteen years, he remained at home two years before he went to learn his trade in Springfield, of Lorin and Abner Trask. There he did no remain long, as he became what he called “homesick,” and went back to the parental home to remain two years, when he began working for his brother, Alanson Cady, at Southbridge, Mass., where he spent some four years. At the end of that time he began work for William A. Wheeler who ran a carwheel factory in Worcester, for several years in connection with Nathan Washburn. For a brief time Mr. Cady was employed at Hartford by Woodruff & Beach, and then moved on west to Schenectady, N.Y., where he was employed by Marcus Washburn. At South Coventry he worked for Smith & Washburn, at Worcester for Nathan Washburn, and at Stafford for some two or three years for Howe & Converse. Mr. Cady was engaged in Boston at Hibbard’s foundry for some time, and at Jersey City for Barnum & Washburn on car wheels for several months. At Windsor Locks he was engaged for a time.

Mr. Cady gave up the foundry work in 1871 and came back to Stafford, where he has since been engaged in farming. He is a stanch Democrat, and has served as selectman one term, but with that one exception has uniformly declined to accept nominations or hold official position.

Mr. Cady was married March 28, 1844, to Margaret Hyde, who was born Oct. 8, 1824, in Stafford Street, (**see footnote) a daughter of Eber and Philena (Converse) Hyde. She died Feb. 22, 1898. To this singularly happy union were born: (1) Anna Adell, born Dec. 27, 1846, who married Theodore Franklin Mead, a machinist of Norwich, Conn., Dec. 27, 1869, and has had three children: Grace Elizabeth; Estella A., who died at the age of two years and five months; and Frank Howard, now engaged with A.C. Eaton, the local druggist; (2) George Albert, born May 29, 1847.

**footnote: the reproducer of this bio wonders if this should be Stafford Springs, but the publisher has printed it as Stafford Street.

Reproduced by:  Linda D. Pingel

 

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