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Dr Selim Hobart Peabody

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Dr Selim Hobart Peabody

Birth
Windham, Windham County, Vermont, USA
Death
26 May 1903 (aged 73)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID
129607093 View Source

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s/o Charles Hobart Peabody / Grace Stone Ide

"As a compiler of the Peabody Genealogy, Dr. Peabody deserves a high place in the respect and regard of all the family. The editor wishes to give more than a passing notice of so large-hearted a gentleman, so capable and eminent a member of this Clan."

1852 -Graduated College at Burlington, VT
1853 -Professor of Mathematics at a collegiate institution in Fairfax, VT
1857 -Moved to Eau Claire, WI
1859 -Principal of High School of Fond du lac, WI
1862 -Superintendent of school's in Racine, WI
1871 -Chair of Physics & Civil Engineering at Amherst Agricultural College
1878 -Chair of Mechanical Engineering & Physics U of I
1881-91 -President of University of IL
1899-1900 -Editor & Statistician of the US Commission to the Paris Exposition
1900 Superintendent of the division of Liberal Arts at the Pan-American Exposition.
1892-95 -Served as President of the Chicago Academy of Sciences
1889-91 -President of the National Council of Education

Associate Editor of the International Cyclopædia, under Editor-in-Chief Harry Thurston Peck. His Publications include: Astronomy 1869; Juvenile Natural History 3 Vol 1869; New Practical Arithmetic 1872; American Patriotism 1880; Charts of Arithmetic 1900; Peabody Genealogy (Paybody, Pabody, Pabodie) 1909 Compiled by Selim Hobart Peabody LL. D. Edited by Charles Henry Pope, Boston, MA Charles H. Pope Publisher Pope Building, -Advance funding by Mr. Frank Everett Peabody

During many years, amid pressing cares and at great expense of time and money, Dr. Peabody pursued the labor of love which he felt worthy of his hearty service, the gathering of information and the compilation of materials for a family history. His letters reveal a man of strong, disinterested love, and great kindliness and broad sympathies. He believed that the Peabody Family was a remarkably good one in all points that go to make character and efficiency, and he did untiring, patient, persistent work to attain the end. He had got to the vicinity of the consummation; many pages were type-written, all tabulated and arranged most systematically; so that the editor's work had been as easy as could be when so many records were included and so many particulars involved.

"All honor to the Family Friend, the Member of every local circle, who has brought all together in a permanent way through the pages of his work"

While attending the duties of his exposition at St. Louis, he passed away suddenly, from apolexy.

m 9 Aug 1852 Burlington, Chittenden Co., VT
Mary Elizabeth Pangborn

They had 4 children - Grace, Cecil Hobart, Arthur, Kate Flemming

ref: The Peabody Genealogy by Selim Hobart Peabody 1909; Burial records

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
s/o Charles Hobart Peabody / Grace Stone Ide

"As a compiler of the Peabody Genealogy, Dr. Peabody deserves a high place in the respect and regard of all the family. The editor wishes to give more than a passing notice of so large-hearted a gentleman, so capable and eminent a member of this Clan."

1852 -Graduated College at Burlington, VT
1853 -Professor of Mathematics at a collegiate institution in Fairfax, VT
1857 -Moved to Eau Claire, WI
1859 -Principal of High School of Fond du lac, WI
1862 -Superintendent of school's in Racine, WI
1871 -Chair of Physics & Civil Engineering at Amherst Agricultural College
1878 -Chair of Mechanical Engineering & Physics U of I
1881-91 -President of University of IL
1899-1900 -Editor & Statistician of the US Commission to the Paris Exposition
1900 Superintendent of the division of Liberal Arts at the Pan-American Exposition.
1892-95 -Served as President of the Chicago Academy of Sciences
1889-91 -President of the National Council of Education

Associate Editor of the International Cyclopædia, under Editor-in-Chief Harry Thurston Peck. His Publications include: Astronomy 1869; Juvenile Natural History 3 Vol 1869; New Practical Arithmetic 1872; American Patriotism 1880; Charts of Arithmetic 1900; Peabody Genealogy (Paybody, Pabody, Pabodie) 1909 Compiled by Selim Hobart Peabody LL. D. Edited by Charles Henry Pope, Boston, MA Charles H. Pope Publisher Pope Building, -Advance funding by Mr. Frank Everett Peabody

During many years, amid pressing cares and at great expense of time and money, Dr. Peabody pursued the labor of love which he felt worthy of his hearty service, the gathering of information and the compilation of materials for a family history. His letters reveal a man of strong, disinterested love, and great kindliness and broad sympathies. He believed that the Peabody Family was a remarkably good one in all points that go to make character and efficiency, and he did untiring, patient, persistent work to attain the end. He had got to the vicinity of the consummation; many pages were type-written, all tabulated and arranged most systematically; so that the editor's work had been as easy as could be when so many records were included and so many particulars involved.

"All honor to the Family Friend, the Member of every local circle, who has brought all together in a permanent way through the pages of his work"

While attending the duties of his exposition at St. Louis, he passed away suddenly, from apolexy.

m 9 Aug 1852 Burlington, Chittenden Co., VT
Mary Elizabeth Pangborn

They had 4 children - Grace, Cecil Hobart, Arthur, Kate Flemming

ref: The Peabody Genealogy by Selim Hobart Peabody 1909; Burial records


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Selim Hobart
Peabody. PH.D. LL.D.
1829 - 1903


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