Note for: Ann Morton Breslyn, 27 Aug 1906 - Index
Ann's interest is painting and exhibiting; also lots of charity, church, hospital, and political work. Her mother was Susanne Clark Breslyn, a direct descendant of Gov. William Bradford of Plymouth. Her father was Frederick Howard Breslyn.
Note for: Austin Daniel Kilham, 16 Sep 1890 - Index
Austin attended Drury Academy 1905; graduated 1909 from Western Military Academy at Alton, Ill.; AB Drury College 1913; B.S. in Agriculture in 1914 from University of Missouri, College of Agriculture.
He was Field Assistant Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station, Marionville, Mo., Extension Instructor and later acting Assistant Extension Professor in Pomology and Acting Director of the Extension Service of the Massachusetts Agricultural College 1916-18; Secretary of Mass. State Food Committee and served as a member of State Food Administration in 1918. Later in 1918 in Officers Training School at Camp Lee, Petersburg, Va., and was discharged as a private at the end of World War I.
With Bird & Son, Inc" East Walpole, Mass., from 1919 to 1946, serving as Southern Manager with headquarters in Charlottesville, Va., from 1924 until retirement in 1946. Part owner and vice-president, later Chairman of the Board, of retail, wholesale and lumber manufacturing companies in Knoxville and Clinton, Tenn., Charlotte, Lincolnton, Mt. Holly, and Oakboro, N. C., and Augusta, Ga., doing an aggregate volume of about $5,000,000.
Member and vestryman Protestant Episcopal Church; Kappa Alpha, social fraternity; American Legion; Masonic Order; Society of Mayflower Descendants; Sons of American Revolution (National #57303 State #1052 by descent from Daniel Kilham); The Jamestown Society of Jamestown, Va.; Virginia Historical Society; American Rhododendron Society; American Horticultural Society; American Boxwood Society; North American Lily Society; Colonnade Club, University of Virginia; Farmington Country Club; former member Farmington Hunt Club; one time an officer and member of Board of the Albemarle Tuberculosis Association; Member of Board of Albemarle Chapter of American Red Cross (Life Member National Red Cross); Chairman Charlottesville-Albemarle Community Chest; United Givers Fund; Chairman Charlottesville Committee on Foreign Relations; out-of-town member of the Council on Foreign Relations of New York City; served as second president of the Charlottesville Branch of the English Speaking Union.
In the spring of 1967 he sold his house at Farmington and moved to the Martha Jefferson House in Charlottesville.
Note for: Susie Estelle Badger, 26 Jul 1892 - 15 Feb 1966 Index
Susie Badger descended from Dr. John Tankard and John Badger with relatives prominent on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. (See "Notes on Reynold Badger and Descendants”; also "William Tancred and Descendants".)
She received her A.B. from Randolph Macon Woman's College in 1912; taught at Eastville High School, and Marionville College, Marionville, Mo. In 1920 she was one of four to organize The Walpole Mothers Club, now a large and thriving organization of Walpole, Mass. She was a member of the University of Virginia Hospital Auxiliary, and Daughters of the American Revolution; helped organize the Girl Scouts of America in Albemarle County and became the second president, a position she held for several years; was active in the Rivanna Garden Club, Charlottesville, Va. (this was her great interest for many years ); Garden Club of Virginia; and a member of a number of national horticultural societies, especially The American Lily Society where she won many ribbons. Her two-acre flower garden near the Farmington Country Club was her most active interest. She died in Fort Myers, Florida, Feb. 15, 1966 and was buried at Monticello Memorial Park near Charlottesville, Va.
Note for: Catherine Chadwick Kilham, 9 Dec 1893 - Index
Catherine attended local schools, Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., one year, A.B. Drury College in 1916, where she was a member of the Phi Beta Phi Sorority. During World War I she worked in a government office in Washington, D. C. She was for many years on the Board of Mary E. Wilson Home for Elderly Women in Springfield and prominent in the social life of that city.