Biography of William H. Stiles
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Stiles, William H., a native of Enosburgh, was born June 21, 1823. His father, Samuel S., born in Chester, Vt., about 1795, married Hannah, daughter of Talma and Lydia Hendrick, of Enosburgh. William H., the first of ten children, was educated in the common and high schools of Enosburgh and earned his own living from an early age. In 1847 he came to Montgomery and started in a small way in the manufacture of butter tubs. September 25, 1849, he married Betsey, daughter of William and Mary Miller, of Enosburgh. Mr. Stiles was a member of the old Whig party in politics, and later of the Republican party. In 1858-59 he was sent to the state legislature, and in 1872-71 was senator from his district. He was elected assistant judge of the County Court in 1888, and from 1875 to 1888 was postmaster at Montgomery Center. For many years he has been actively engaged in the general mercantile trade at that place. His business career has been highly successful. Mr. and Mrs. Stiles had two children. The first; Annette, was born in Montgomery, October 28, 1850, and married S. N. Dix, of the same place, October 28, 1875. Mr. Dix is a general merchant. The second child, William M.,also born in Montgomery, October 26, 1859, married May I. Ranney, of Pittsfield, Vt., June 30, 1885. He is a chemist in the employ of William Johnson & Co., of Montreal, P. Q.

From:
History of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties Vermont
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y.
1891


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