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A Sedgwick Genealogy: Descendants of Deacon Benjamin Sedgwick
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After a successful legal practice of eighteen years Charles Swift built the street railway at Mount Clemens, Michigan; the Rapid Railway, Detroit; the Detroit & Port Huron Shore Railway; the Philippines Railway Company steam line, the Manila Electric Street Railway & Lighting Company line and the line of the Manila Suburban Railway Company and became president of the Manila Electric Railroad & Light Company, "Meralco." He retired in 1925 after selling his railroad interests. He died June 21, 1929, at his home, Ferrisburg, Vermont, where his widow resides. In a resolution passed by the President and Fellows of Middlebury College at a meeting October 14, 1929, it was pointed out that he was elected to the Board of Trustees of Middlebury College in 1918 and until his death served with rare fidelity and efficiency. It added:

"His unusual sympathy with youth and his insight into its problems, coupled with his clarity of vision and keen legal mind, made his oft sought counsel priceless. His unquenchable youthfulness of spirit, his unfailing humor, his breadth of sympathy, his wide reading and intolerance of sham contributed to a personality of unusual charm and his keenness of mind, force of character and discriminating idealism made him invaluable as a counselor."

B57,4.
Samuel Swift, Jr., 4th child of Samuel Swift (B57) and Mary B. (Young) Swift, was born at Middlebury, Vermont, August 20, 1821. He married December 24, 1853, Jennie Carson and they moved to Salem, Oregon. Children:

1. George C., b. December 16, 1854; married Nellie D. Brown. (B57,41)

2. Mary Frances, b. April 14, 1857; married Edward G. Clark. (B57,42)

B57,5.
Charlotte Clark Swift, 5th child of Samuel Swift (B57) and Mary Bridgeman (Young) Swift, was born August 23, 1824, at Middlebury, Vermont. She married May 9, 1849, Rev. Samuel (or Matthew) Gordon and they resided at Middlebury. She died April 27, 1852, and is buried in the family lot at Middlebury. They had one child, Samuel Gordon. (B57,51)

B57,6.
Edward Young Swift, 6th child of Samuel Swift (B57) and Mary

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