08 March 2012

Celebrating Henry Wilson's 200th Birthday


Henry Wilson
18th Vice President
Farmington's Favorite Son, Henry Wilson, had his 200th birthday this past February 16.  Born Jeremiah Colbath in 1812 in Farmington, he legally changed his name to Henry Wilson after moving to Natick, Massachusetts in 1833.  He became the 18th Vice President of the United States under Ulysses S. Grant in 1873 and died in office in 1875.

History buff and Wilson fan, Matt Menzi of Rochester, along with Sarah Repeta of Bedford, placed flags and flowers at Wilson's commemorative rock in Farmington on February 16th to commemorate the anniversary date of Vice-President Henry Wilson's 200 birthday.  Rochester Times editor John Nolan was there to record  the event for the Times.  Farmington Historical Society President, Dottie Bean, took the photo below of the group.

Sarah Repeta, John Nolan, and Matt Menzi celebrate Henry Wilson's 200th Birthday.

For More Information:

Henry Wilson on Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Wilson

Henry Wilson, 18th Vice President (1871-1875) on US Senate Website
http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/generic/VP_Henry_Wilson.htm

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