Phebe Van Vlack Doughty at Vassar College, c. 1895. After college, Phebe V.V. Doughty, M.D., Beacon's first woman physician, intended a career in education, not medicine. However, the untimely death of her older brother, Thomas, a doctor who had assisted in their father's practice, prevailed over her teaching aspirations. After further study at Cornell University and the University of Michigan, she joined her father in the family practice in 1904, becoming one of the first female doctors in the country.
Melio Bettina - Native of Beacon, Bettina won the 1935 Intercity Golden Gloves at light-heavyweight (2nd Div.) by decision over Tony Zale. Bettina was recognized as World Light Heavyweight champion by the New York State Athletic Commission in 1939.A year before his death in 1995 Melio was inducted into the World Boxing Hall Of Fame.
Jan 4, 1883, Spring Street School, A Primary class
Feb 2, 1911, Matteawan School, 2nd grade, Miss DeLonga
Rothery File Workers c, 1870
John Rothery was the first American file manufacturer and produced the finest files in America.
Pesqui'ile, c. 1865. Interior - Mansion on Denning's Point.
Tironda House Interior
Josiah Budd Civil War soldier in Co. I of the 150th N. Y. Infantry
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