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PARK, Trenor William, lawyer, born in Wood-ford, Vermont, 8 December, 1823: died at sea, 13 December, 1882. When he was three years old he was taken by his parents to Bennington, Vermont, where he received a limited education, being compelled to labor from his childhood, but entered a law-office at the age of sixteen, and at twenty-one was admitted to the bar. He married a daughter of Hiland Hall, and when the latter was made chairman of the United States land commission in California, his son-in-law removed to San Francisco, attained eminence at the bar, and, engaging in real estate operations, acquired a large fortune. He took an active part as attorney of the vigilance committee in the repression of lawlessness in San Francisco, was a candidate for the United States senate, and increased his wealth through association with John C. Fremont in the control of the Mariposa estate and gold-mines. In 1864 he retired from business and returned to Bennington, but he soon embarked in banking and railroad enterprises, and undertook to establish direct, communication by rail between New York and Montreal. He was part owner of the Emma mine in 1872, and was successful in a legal controversy that grew out of his management. He was for several years a director of the Pacific mail steamship company, and purchased a controlling interest in the Panama railroad, of which he was president from 1874 till his death. Mr. Park was active in the erection of the Bennington battle monument. He gave an art gallery to the University of Vermont, and founded a free library and a home for destitute children at Bennington.
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