Elnora Monroe Babcock
Elnora Monroe Babcock was a pioneer leader in the American suffrage movement. Babcock became interested in suffrage work in 1889 and for several years had charge of the press work for the National Woman Suffrage Association, she lived in Dunkirk, New York since 1880, took an active interest in her husband’s educational activities. Her name was inscribed on a bronze tablet in the New York State Capitol at Albany, with the names of other prominent suffragists. Elnora E. Monroe was born in Columbus, January 11, 1852, she was a graduate of the Lyons Musical Academy. At the age of eighteen, she married Prof. John W. Babcock, of Jamestown, New York, who served as city superintendent of public schools in Dunkirk, where they made their home. From early girlhood she felt the injustice of denying to woman a voice in government, which concerned her the same as a man, but as her time was taken up to a great extent in household affairs, she lived in a community where few sympathized with her feelings and none were ready to come out and take a stand for freedom, she did not take an active part in the reforms of the day until 1889.
Owing to her efforts, a political equality club was organized in Dunkirk, of which she was made president. This club flourished under her management, before the close of her first year as president of the Dunkirk club, she was elected president of the Chautauqua County Political Equality Club, the most organized county in the United States, having twenty-five local clubs within its borders and a membership of 1,400. At the close of her first year as president of that club, she was unanimously re-elected. On July 25 1891, she had the honor of presiding over the first woman in suffrage meeting held at the Chautauqua Assembly, through the request of the county club, the subject was allowed to be advocated. Aside from the presidency of these clubs, she served upon a number of important committees connected with suffrage work, including chair of the National Woman Suffrage Association's press department. Although interested in all the reforms of the day tending to the uplifting of humanity, she devoted most of her time to the enfranchisement of woman believing this to be the most important reform before the American people in that day, one upon which all other reforms rest.
Babcock was a member of the Adams Memorial Unitarian church and of the Woman's Alliance of that church, was a member of the Women’s Literary Club. She died at her home in Dunkirk, on December 29, 1934. "Susan B. Anthony, a life sketch", 1906 "Why Cannot Women Vote", 1902 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Mountain Pine; the Mountain Pine. Mountain Pine; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Elizabeth Cady. History of Woman Suffrage. Fowler & Wells; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Willard, Frances Elizabeth. A Woman of the Century: Fourteen Hundred-seventy Biographical Sketches Accompanied by Portraits of Leading American Women in All Walks of Life. Moulton. Hoganson, Kristin L.. Fighting for American Manhood: How Gender Politics Provoked the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars. Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-08554-9. Works by or about Elnora Monroe Babcock at Internet Archive
Maud May Babcock was the first female member of the University of Utah's faculty. She taught at the university for 46 years, beginning in 1892. While there she established the University Theater, originated the first college dramatic club in the United States, led the production of the first university stage play, directed over 300 plays and taught. Babcock was born in New York to William Wayne Babcock and Sarah Jane Butler, she was educated in the public schools of New York received degrees from Welles College in New York, the National School of Elocution and Oratory in Philadelphia, and, in 1890, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Babcock was studying and teaching at Harvard University when she met noted Utahn and daughter of Brigham Young Susa Young Gates who, impressed by Babcock's work as a summer course instructor in physical culture, convinced her to move to Salt Lake City. Babcock loved physical activity and she made valuable contributions to the Deseret Gym, she established University of Utah's first physical training curriculum, of which speech and dramatics were a part for several years.
In addition, she founded the speech department there. At other times in her professional life, she studied at the University of Chicago and schools in London and Paris. In 1907, she was elected to be president of the Board of Trustees for the school, she wrote five books on speech and elocution, was a renowned traveler and lecturer. In addition to her professional interests in drama and elocution, she favored women's suffrage and was a crusader against wasp-waist corsets, she was famed in Utah for her success in bringing big-name talent to the state. Along with all of her work in physical education and theater, Babcock was the first woman to serve as chaplain in the Utah senate, she joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shortly after she moved to Utah and served for several years on the general board of the Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association. She attended the temple and reported performing over 21,000 vicarious ordinances, her brother was noted surgeon, W. Wayne Babcock, who served as chair of the Department of Surgery at Temple University for 40 years.
She died at the age of 87. National president of Theta Alpha Phi for two years Honorary member of National League of American Penwomen Honorary member of Pi Delta Pi The theater at the University of Utah is named after her The information in the article is taken from two obituaries clipped intact but without dates from two newspapers, one the Salt Lake Tribune and the other the Deseret News Maud May Babcock photograph collection, 1852-1949 Maud May Babcock papers, 1885-1981 Babcock Performing Readers records, 1930-2001
Edward V. Babcock
Edward Vose Babcock was a lumber industrialist who served as Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1918 to 1922. Edward Vose Babcock entered the lumber business from an early age, he ran for City Council in 1911 and began making a political name for himself. Unlike his predecessor "Joe the builder", Babcock's administration had little time to implement much policy, they were too busy dealing with the triple threat of a massive steel strike that created much social dissension and unrest, the 1918-1919 flu pandemic that hit Pittsburgh hard, all this while at the family dinnertables and company lunch rooms around the city the women's suffrage movement tested the strength of families and employers. Despite all of those challenges to Babcock's focus on his agenda, he did make some lasting accomplishments including expansion and groundbreaking of new parks and playgrounds, along with the modernization of some key traffic arteries within the city. In response to the suffrage movement, Babcock became the first mayor to appoint a woman to a cabinet-level position within the city.
After leaving the mayor's office Babcock continued his political career at the county level, becoming a commissioner in 1927. During his rule of Allegheny County he was successful in pushing through the opening of the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin, he was instrumental in providing county help to the city for the opening of the triplet bridges, he was extremely generous, purchasing at personal expense 4,000 acres of land for the expansive "North Park" and "South Park" in the county. He died in 1948, being buried in Homewood Cemetery. Babcock Boulevard in the North Hills of Pittsburgh is named for him. Babcock State Park in West Virginia. Babcock Ranch and Babcock Preserve in Florida; the profitable Babcock Lumber and Boom Company, operating out of Davis, West Virginia from 1907, was responsible for devastating environmental damage to much of surrounding Tucker County, including Canaan Valley, Dolly Sods and the Blackwater Canyon. These areas were clear-cut and the landscape converted into a tinderbox by the residual slashings.
By 1910, fires swept over the wasteland burning continuously from spring until the first snows. In 1914, with the county denuded of standing trees, the ground burned continually for 6 months; when the fires subsided, thin mineral soil and bare rock were all. Uncontrollable soil erosion and flooding further degraded and depopulated the region, which bears the scars of the conflagration to the present day
Doctor Ira Leonard Babcock was an American pioneer and doctor in the Oregon Country. A native of New York, he was selected as the first Supreme Judge with probate powers in February 1841 in what would become the state of Oregon. Although the meeting where he was selected did not produce an acting government, he took over the executive and legislative powers as the first person in Oregon's history; the meeting was the first of several meetings, presided by him since 1842, that led to a Provisional Government in the Willamette Valley in May 1843. Babcock was born in the state of New York around 1808, he came to what was the unorganized Oregon Country from New York while working for the Methodist Mission run by Jason Lee. Babcock arrived in Oregon in 1840 aboard the ship Lausanne with one son, they traveled with Jason Lee’s reinforcements for the mission, re-located to present day Salem, Oregon. The Lausanne had sailed around Cape Horn and included future governor George Abernethy and the Reverend Gustavus Hines.
Babcock was selected at the Champoeg Meeting in David Leslie's home on February 18, 1841, to be the first Supreme Judge for the settlers of the region. There was a need for a probate court. Young had become a wealthy rancher due to his economic activities that included participation in the Willamette Cattle Company in 1837. At the same time Babcock's election had been a compromise after French Canadians had failed to elect William J. Bailey for Governor as well as English Americans had failed to elect Babcock; as the settlers were not able to agree on the form of the discussed government, Babcock received executive and in fact legislative duties because there had been no copy of the New York laws in the country, proposed for usage. In 1842, Babcock helped to organize the Oregon Institute as a school for the children of the American settlers. After holding the Supreme Judge title for two years, in which he had presided over a constitutional committee of six people at several Champoeg or so called Wolf Meetings, Babcock was President at the discussions on May 2, 1843, when he called for a vote and the settlers thereby gave themselves a Provisional Government by narrowly accepting the committee's report with 52–50 votes.
Shortly after that he took his family to the Sandwich Islands for one year. After returning he was elected as Supreme Judge again, but left Oregon permanently in November 1844. After leaving Oregon he served as a surgeon. In 1870, he returned to Oregon on a visit
John C. Babcock
John C. Babcock was a founding father of American amateur rowing and an important member of the secret service for the Union Army during the Civil War. Babcock was born in Warwick, Rhode Island, his family moved to Chicago In 1855. Babcock worked for one of the largest architectural firms in Chicago, he contributed to the designs of numerous Athenian mansions on the Millionaire's Row along Michigan Avenue. Babcock served the entire Civil War. Babcock volunteered for the Sturgis Rifles as an enlisted soldier in 1861, but he soon was offered a civilian position to be a principal scout for the Army of the Potomac. Babcock became a skilled interrogator of captured Confederates. In 1862, Babcock worked as a Confederate order-of-battle expert with the Topographical Department under Allan Pinkerton and made maps for General George B. McClellan. In one of his reports, Babcock's estimate of enemy forces was off by less than one percent. Early in 1863, Babcock joined the Bureau of Military Information under Colonel George H. Sharpe to gather intelligence.
While in this secret service, Babcock provided detailed maps for aeronaut Thaddeus S. C. Lowe, who made frequent flights to obtain tactical intelligence. In 1863, Babcock discovered Robert E. Lee's forward movement, which helped end the Battle of Gettysburg. At the Battle of Appomattox Court House in 1865, Babcock found General Lee under an apple tree and facilitated the surrender of the Confederate States Army. Though he was a civilian, Babcock was unofficially called "Captain Babcock" and later "Colonel Babcock". Babcock was a rowing innovator and one of the most active people in the rowing community during his lifetime. In 1857, he and his friend William Buckingham Curtis organized the Metropolitan Rowing Club of Chicago, the first amateur rowing and racing club in the West. In the summer of 1857, Babcock invented the tracked sliding seat for his sculling boat and perfected it by 1870. In 1859, he and Curtis won every rowing event in the annual games at the Chicago Caledonian Club. During the winter of 1869/1870, Babcock created the first indoor rowing machine.
In 1872, Babcock helped create the National Association of Amateur Oarsmen. He was the first President of the NAAO, which became the United States Rowing Association. With Harry Buermeyer and Curtis, Babcock helped found the New York Athletic Club in 1868. Babcock was the first elected Vice-President of the NYAC, where he encouraged the separation of amateur and professional athletics
A given name is a part of a person's personal name. It identifies a person, differentiates that person from the other members of a group who have a common surname; the term given name refers to the fact that the name is bestowed upon a person to a child by their parents at or close to the time of birth. A Christian name, a first name, given at baptism, is now typically given by the parents at birth. In informal situations, given names are used in a familiar and friendly manner. In more formal situations, a person's surname is more used—unless a distinction needs to be made between people with the same surname; the idioms "on a first-name basis" and "being on first-name terms" refer to the familiarity inherent in addressing someone by their given name. By contrast, a surname, inherited, is shared with other members of one's immediate family. Regnal names and religious or monastic names are special given names bestowed upon someone receiving a crown or entering a religious order; such a person typically becomes known chiefly by that name.
The order given name – family name known as the Western order, is used throughout most European countries and in countries that have cultures predominantly influenced by European culture, including North and South America. The order family name – given name known as the Eastern order, is used in East Asia, as well as in Southern and North-Eastern parts of India, in Hungary; this order is common in Austria and Bavaria, in France, Belgium and Italy because of the influence of bureaucracy, which puts the family name before the given name. In China and Korea, part of the given name may be shared among all members of a given generation within a family and extended family or families, in order to differentiate those generations from other generations; the order given name – father's family name – mother's family name is used in Spanish-speaking countries to acknowledge the families of both parents. Today the order can be changed in Spain and Uruguay using given name – mother's family name – father's family name.
The order given name – mother's family name – father's family name is used in Portuguese-speaking countries to acknowledge the families of both parents. In many Western cultures, people have more than one given name. One of those, not the first in succession might be used as the name which that person goes by, such as in the cases of John Edgar Hoover and Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland. A child's given name or names are chosen by the parents soon after birth. If a name is not assigned at birth, one may be given at a naming ceremony, with family and friends in attendance. In most jurisdictions, a child's name at birth is a matter of public record, inscribed on a birth certificate, or its equivalent. In western cultures, people retain the same given name throughout their lives. However, in some cases these names may be changed by repute. People may change their names when immigrating from one country to another with different naming conventions. In certain jurisdictions, a government-appointed registrar of births may refuse to register a name that may cause a child harm, considered offensive or which are deemed impractical.
In France, the agency can refer the case to a local judge. Some jurisdictions, such as Sweden, restrict the spelling of names. Parents may choose a name because of its meaning; this may be a personal or familial meaning, such as giving a child the name of an admired person, or it may be an example of nominative determinism, in which the parents give the child a name that they believe will be lucky or favourable for the child. Given names most derive from the following categories: Aspirational personal traits. For example, the name Clement means "merciful". English examples include Faith and August. Occupations, for example George means "earth-worker", i.e. "farmer". Circumstances of birth, for example Thomas meaning "twin" or the Latin name Quintus, traditionally given to the fifth male child. Objects, for example Peter means "rock" and Edgar means "rich spear". Physical characteristics, for example Calvin means "bald". Variations on another name to change the sex of the name or to translate from another language.
Surnames, for example Winston and Ross. Such names can honour other branches of a family, where the surname would not otherwise be passed down. Places, for example Brittany and Lorraine. Time of birth, for example day of the week, as in Kofi Annan, whose given name means "born on Friday", or the holiday on which one was born, for example, the name Natalie meaning "born on Christmas day" in Latin. Tuesday, May, or June. Combination of the above, for example the Armenian name Sirvart means "love rose". In many cultures, given names are reused to commemorate ancestors or those who are admired, resulting in a limited repertoire of names that sometimes vary by orthography; the most familiar example of this, to Western readers, is the use of Biblical and saints' names in most of the Christian countries (with Ethiopia, in which names were ideals or abstractions
PUP is a Canadian punk rock band formed in Toronto, Ontario in 2010 under the name Topanga. PUP's self-titled debut album was released on October 2013 on Royal Mountain Records. In December 2013, PUP signed with SideOneDummy Records and re-released their debut album in the United States on April 8, 2014; the group was in the studio in late 2015 recording their second album The Dream Is Over, released on May 27, 2016 through SideOneDummy. The band's third album, titled Morbid Stuff, was released on April 5, 2019. Bassist Nestor Chumak, guitarist Steve Sladkowski, drummer Zack Mykula are childhood friends who attended school in Toronto together. Two of them met in third grade, the third met them in high school at Humberside Collegiate Institute. Throughout their childhood, they played in a number of bands together. Vocalist and guitarist Stefan Babcock grew up playing in bands in Toronto. During high school, Babcock was the lead guitarist for a ska band called Stop Drop'N' Skank that he formed with some of his classmates at Earl Haig Secondary School.
Babcock encountered Chumak and Mykula on occasion at local Toronto music venues, but was not close with them at the time. After high school, Babcock's band Stop Drop'N' Skank dissolved. While attending Ryerson University, he worked with Nestor Chumak to record a song he had written for a school project; the project went well, the duo teamed up with Chumak's friends Sladkowski and Mykula to form a group called Topanga. The name comes from Topanga Matthews, a character on the 1990s Disney sitcom Boy Meets World whom the band has called "our first middle-school crush." They decided to record a four-track EP together, although Babcock says that at the time, they considered this a one-off project and didn't think of themselves as a "real band." Topanga EP was released as a free download on December 7, 2010. Shortly after the release of their debut EP, the band began performing live together, they played their first show at the Bovine Sex Club in January 2011. According to Babcock, the EP was gaining traction online, they began receiving better show offers.
By the beginning of 2012, they had begun touring with Hollerado and were signed to Hollerado's label, Royal Mountain Records. On February 15, 2012, they released. In 2012, PUP began contemplating making their first full-length album, wanted to find a producer who could help them capture their heavy performance style in a studio recording. Inspired by The Bronx's 2008 self-titled album, they were interested in working with its producer, Dave Schiffman, an industry veteran who had worked with artists such as Rage Against the Machine and Anti-Flag, they sent him a demo and, to their surprise, he liked it and soon flew to Toronto to begin working on their album. While working on the album, the band decided to change their name from Topanga to something else. According to Babcock, they felt the name was less fitting now that they had locked down a heavy punk rock style. In addition, Disney had announced a new spinoff series based on Boy Meets World, the band didn't want to be associated with it. After a few months of uncertainty, they decided on the name PUP.
The name was inspired by Babcock's grandmother, who told him that playing in a rock band was a "pathetic use of potential". The band announced their new name via social media on April 16, 2013; the upcoming album's release date was set for October 8, 2013. From September to the end of November 2013, PUP joined Hollerado and the Zolas on a 24-stop tour across Canada to promote the album. Upon its release, the self-titled debut album was met with critical praise; the Calgary Herald named PUP one of Canada's best new bands, Stereogum listed them as one of the top 40 new bands of 2013. PUP won two Bucky Awards from CBC Radio 3 for Best Live Show and Best New Artist in 2013, was nominated for Best Video. In December 2013, PUP signed with SideOneDummy Records and re-released their debut album in the United States on April 8, 2014. In 2014, they went on their first tour of the UK, playing 8 shows around the country with the UK band Slaves; the first two shows of the tour in London were part of the NME Awards tour.
After that they played South By Southwest in Austin, followed by several more London shows and the Groezrock festival in Belgium. In May they started an extensive tour of the US with the Menzingers and Cayetana, playing 32 shows in 39 days. In August they opened for the Hives in London and played at Reading and Leeds Festivals. In September 2014, they made first appearance on Riot Fest at Toronto. In late 2014, PUP completed its first head-lining tour of Canada and the US, culminating in a sold-out concert at Toronto's Lee's Palace featuring a "next level" performance. In early 2015, PUP completed a multi-city tour of Australia. PUP participated in the 2015 Vans Warped Tour, joining the tour for the month of July, including a anticipated date in Toronto, the band's hometown and place where the band has enjoyed success; this was the band's first time playing the Molson Amphitheatre. Between October and December 2015, the group supported Modern Baseball on their headlining US tour. In early 2016, PUP headlined a select number of shows in New York City.
They released a new track, "DVP", from their second album. and they announce upcoming second album The Dream Is Over, released on May 27, 2016 through SideOneDummy. On May 27, 2016, PUP released their second album, The Dream Is Over. According to the band, the title is a direct quote from