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Daniel Halladay

Burton Humphrey Ruggles' first wife was Anna Halladay. Her brother, Daniel Halladay, was the inventor of the the first fully self-regulating windmill which helped enable the development of the American West. Burton worked with his brother-in-law, first in Connecticut where Daniel started manufacturing his invention in 1854 and later in Batavia, Illinois where the plant was moved in 1863 to take advantage of the growing western market.

History of the Traditional American Farm Windmill
Excellent web site on Daniel Halladay and his windmill

The Past and Present of Kane County, Illinois, 1878 Page 598


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