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Blickensderfer, William Jacob
Davenport, Adelaide Hutchings
Davenport, Harriet Grant Chesebrough
Dewing, Clark Leonard
Dewing, Hiram
Duffy, Edward
Gildemeister, Clara Parsons
Hanrahan, John T.
Hoit, Edward B.
Hoyt, Joseph Blachley
Jones, Cortland Mead
Lathrop, The Reverend Edward
Lockwood, Judge Charles Davenport
Machlett, Raymond R.
Palmer, Delos
Peters, The Reverend Cyril S.
Quintard, Elizabeth
Quintard, Mary “Polly”
Selleck, Charlotte Gregory
Selleck, George
Selleck, Harriet Banks
Selleck, James Weed
Selleck, Captain William
Studwell, Theodore
Towne, Frederick Tallmadge
Waterbury, Captain Marcus
Wilensky, Julius Morris


The Stamford Historical Society Presents

Best Face Forward
Portraits from the Society's Collection
April through September 2009

The Reverend Cyril S. Peters (1892–1987)

Oil on canvas
Dr. Jacob Nemoitin (1880–1963)
Gift of Dr. Bernard O. Nemoitin

(No image available at this point)

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Reverend Peters came to the United States in 1912 and moved to Stamford in 1922. Shortly after his arrival he joined the Stamford Symphony where he played second violin for five years. Later he studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City and was ordained in 1948.

As associate minister of Bethel A.M.E. Church and chaplain of the Stamford Police and Fire Departments, he was actively involved in numerous organizations and recognized with many awards.

He is fondly remembered for his daily visits to patients in St. Joseph and Stamford Hospitals.

Dr. Jacob Nemoitin was born in Suskie, Russia, came to the United States, got his M.D. at Columbia University and met his future wife while doing his residency at Beth Israel Hospital in New York. They settled in Stamford where he practiced medicine for more than 50 years. During this time he delivered 10,000 babies, in addition to caring for a multitude of patients, primarily within the immigrant community.

Painting and writing poetry were his hobbies. Many of his paintings are memories of scenes of his younger years in Russia.

Dr. Jacob Nemoitin