Business & Finance: Silkmakers

Last week many a Cheney journeyed to South Manchester, Conn., met many another Cheney. These multitudinous Cheneys were gathered for the wedding of Frances, daughter of Frank Cheney Jr. to Roger, son of Architect Charles A. Platt. After the wedding the Cheneys drove around the town, inspecting their bailiwick. On their tour of inspection, reflective, antiquarian Cheneys may have mused on the year 1833, when the first Cheney came into contact with the first silkworm cocoon at South Manchester. Since then the town has known many Cheneys, many cocoons. Genealogically-minded Cheneys may have...

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