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LYMAN, Daniel Wanton, philanthropist, born in Providence, Rhode Island, 24 January, 1844; died there, 19 December, 1886. He was a lineal descendant of Governor Wanton, of Rhode Island. He was for a time a member of the class of 1864 in Brown university, but was not graduated. For several terms he represented the town of North Providence in the general assembly. In addition to $50,000 that he bequeathed to Brown university, Mr. Lyman left by his will $60,000 to the Society for the prevention of cruelty to children, $25,000 to the Providence lying-in hospital, $5,000 to the Providence nursery, $10,000 to the city of Providence for a monument to his grandfather, Elisha Dyer, $5,000 to the town of North Providence for a soldier's monument, and many other legacies.
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