Memories of the Ketchins of Tariffville #3

Volume 18 Issues 3 & 4, Fall & Winter 2011

Part 3: Ensign, Bickford & Company Buildings and More

The second installment of this series, based on the memoirs of William Mansfield Ketchin, told of A. J. Ketchin & Son’s monument business and its diversification into stone bridge construction and stone home building. On the personal side, William Ketchin told of the February 9, 1892, sledding accident that paralyzed his brother, Archie, below the twelfth vertebra. Indirectly, Archie’s misfortune led to young Will’s finding the love of his life.

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