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page xi -- The Burch Family Tree

updated 11 March 2019 There are a number of references to family in the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection. To minimize confusion, I have reproduced below a portion of my family tree (beginning with Thomas Burch b.1637 in Dorchester MA, off screen) as prepared by my mother, Faith Arnold Diver, Earl J. Arnold's daughter. The area of interest is highlighted. <PREVIOUS PAGE       ~  index  ~        NEXT PAGE> Of particular interest are these notations about Earl J. Arnold's employment: newspaper reporter : Hartford Times Courant Bristol Press public relations/publicity : New Departure Company Chamber of Commerce executive : Bristol CT Lake Worth FL Hartford CT Willimantic CT Waltham MA (1929-1961) Emma Jane Arnold (b. 1850 Bristol CT), compiler of the Arnold scrapbook, was a charter member of the Grand Army of the Republic's Women's Relief Corps. Emma Jane's husband, Robert Earle Arnold (b. 1848 Broadalbin NY), whose c

page xii -- Earl Jerome Arnold, the early years

updated 8 December 2018 Earl Jerome Arnold ~1960 b1884 (Bristol CT) - d1978 (North Branford CT) Two loving parents with a steady income and a high school diploma, these were things Earl J. Arnold lacked. His father died during Earl's first year of life and his labor was needed as soon as possible to support his family. He never graduated from high school. Not everyone overcomes these obstacles to a successful life--even if they are the only ones. Yet, Earl did.What did Earl have going for him? On 18 June 1880, Hobart A. Warner, Enumerator, recorded the Arnold family for the U.S. census. Earl J. Arnold's father is recorded in family records as Robert Earle Arnold, but he was known as "Earl Arnold," and that is what is recorded on his gravestone and as part of this census. I did not see a street address for the Arnolds, but I suspect it was probably Main St. Bristol CT. 1880 Census, Bristol  CT "Arnold, Earl W,M,34 work in clock shop; Emma W,F,3

page xiii -- Earl J. Arnold -- A Life in Public Service

updated 23 January 2019 Continued from  EJA - the Early Years By the time Earl J. Arnold retired in 1961, he had developed multiple connections with prominent business people across New England. The extent of this network was demonstrated by the letters saluting his service at three milestones in his career,  his 20th year recognition as Executive Secretary of the Waltham MA Chamber of Commerce in 1949, his 25th anniversary as Secretary in 1954 and his retirement ceremony in 1961. The written remarks and testimonials for each occasion are presented below: 20th year recognition 3 May 1949  (PDF) 25th year recognition 3 May 1954 (the opening card was not part of the ceremony, but came along later) Remarks on the occasion of the retirement of Earl J. Arnold with testimonials 24 October 1961 --from the 1961 recognition program snapshots from Earl J. Arnold's 1961 retirement ceremony Ruth Beers Arnold looks on as Earl J. Arnold i

"The Past, in Color" -- page xiv

updated 23 January 2019 The Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection was written up in the regional press long before its publication on the internet. The most comprehensive discussion was found in the publication reproduced below, George L. Moore, editor. The friendship between Earl J. Arnold and George L. Moore was long-standing, as evidenced by this letter of commendation penned years before the above article appeared in Food Marketing in New England . This image is from the PDF of  the 1961 ceremony found on  page xiii .   Permission to reproduce this article in full is pending (6 February 2017) from Ahold USA , believed to be the current copyright holder for Food Marketing in New England . page xv page 1

The Story of The Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection by Earl J. Arnold-- page xv

updated 27 April 2020 Begin your adventure! "It was in the cold and bleak days of February, 1885,..." Direct from Earl J. Arnold's typewriter comes the story of Emma Jane Arnold's compilation of her scrapbook, which became The Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection - 1885 .    Index      page 1 "This scrapbook is priceless in that it tells the story of the skills of the early days printing industry, the ingenuity of artists, the almost unbelievable artistry of lithographers of the 1800s and the genius of script writers." (There is no need to strain your eyes on the typewritten text below. Each panel is an image which can be enlarged by clicking on it.) "It was in the cold and bleak days of February 1885 that Robert Earl Arnold, a Civil War Veteran, Catalogue of Connecticut volunteer organizations, (infantry, cavalry, and artillery,) in the service of the United States, 1861 and a war casualty with th