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LIBRARY OF THE 

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 

AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN 



920.07731 



1905 
cop. 4 



111. Hist. Surv. 




THE BOOK OF CHICAGOANS 



A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY 
OF LEADING LIYING MEN 
OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO 



EDITED BY 

JOHN W. LEONARD 



EDITOR OF 
WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA 



PRICE, $8.5O 



CHICAGO 

A. N. MARQUIS & COMPANY 

1905 



. 0773 I 

\ 



Copyright, 1905, by A. N. Marquis &. Company. 



PREFACE. 

The Book of Chicagoans, after a long and patient campaign of 
research and inquiry, is now presented with confidence that every 
promise and prediction made for it has been fulfilled. The volume con- 
tains a vastly larger collection of personal sketches of Chicago people 
than has ever before been gathered together, and not only in numbers, 
but also in the quality of the people whose life-statistics are presented, 
the book may fairly claim precedence. It is the best showing ever made 
of biographical data concerning those living men who best represent 
the reputable efforts and creditable activities of the City of Chicago. 

The Book of Chicagoans is modeled on the plan of "Who's Who in 
America," a now world-famous publication, recognized as the highest 
authority on personal data pertaining to nationally notable living 
Americans. It is edited and published by the same persons who have 
placed "Who's Who in America" in the foremost position among 
American works of reference. It follows the same lines of carefulness 
and discrimination, but is entirely confined to pertinent data about the 
living men of Chicago and vicinity who are entitled to be included in a 
work of this character. 

Names which should have been included will be missed, but in 

-}* practically all such cases the omission is not in the least due to the lack 

J of effort on the part of those having the preparation of the book in 

^ hand. By mailed request or personal solicitation all who were regarded 

f. as eligible were solicited, in a respectful way, to furnish personal data. 

1 The great majority of those so requested furnished the data freely and 

- in a courteous manner, and to them thanks are hereby extended. A 
few gave information with evident reluctance and others showed com- 
^ plete indifference and let the requests for data go unnoticed. 

Some names which frequently appear in the newspapers are con- 
spicuous by their absence for the reason that the Book of Chicagoans 
has endeavored only to include men of good standing and reputable 
<- vocation. 

Notwithstanding the reasons named, which have prevented the 

- inclusion of persons whose life-sketches it had been intended to give, 
the publication may make just claim to greater completeness, a greater 

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degree of accuracy and a more dependable and authoritative record in 
regard to the leaders in the business, professional, industrial, official and 
intellectual life of Chicago than has ever before been collected. 

To make such a publication dependable it is necessary that it 
should be impartial and unpurchasable. The Book of Chicagoans has 
been compiled as a reference book, and all of the sketches in the volume 
have been inserted with that fact in view. Not one has been paid for, 
nor inserted for any financial consideration. A perusal of these pages 
will reveal at once the absence of those terms of fulsome adulation and 
adjectival exuberance which are the earmarks of those too-frequent 
volumes of paid puffery which have heretofore, to so large an extent, 
masqueraded under the honest name of Biography. 

To secure accuracy the greatest care has been taken. In every case 
where possible the facts were procured, at first hands, and the sketches 
were submitted for verification and correction, thus giving to the book 
a quality practically autobiographical. In this painstaking way its 
authenticity has been safeguarded and its value as a reference book 
has been established. 

The volume has been confined to living subjects, because the pur- 
pose from the first has been to furnish a dictionary of contemporaries, 
and to mirror the current progress and history of the city as reflected 
in the life-statistics of its citizens. The men whose life-histories are 
here briefly given are in large measure the men who control the activi- 
ties and welfare of Chicago in all important avenues of public, private, 
business and intellectual endeavor. The main object of bringing them 
together in this compilation is to place within easy reach such legiti- 
mate information in regard to the personal history of Chicagoans as it 
is natural that one interested in them should desire to possess. 

In the daily work and turmoil of life, in this city of strenuous 
endeavor and achievement, one finds but little opportunity to get 
acquainted with those whose personalities are (outside of his own most 
intimate circles) of most interest. The reader can doubtless think of 
many a leading citizen of whom he would like to know: Where did he 
come from, where and how was he educated, what is his home life, his 
religious, social and political environment, and what have been the 
chief steps in his career? If the reader will turn to such names he will 
find just the information desired. 

No other book has attempted to furnish, in any systematic man- 



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ner, the salient facts in regard to the lives of those Chicagoans who are 
most prominent in all the useful branches of effort. 

Many and varied are the interests controlled or represented by 
those whose life-histories are here outlined. Business and professional 
interests are most largely represented, because Chicago is, beyond every- 
thing else, a business center. The city has made unprecedented strides 
toward business supremacy, and stands first in many, and prominent 
in all, of the important branches of trade, production, and professional 
effort. Therefore this volume, partakes largely of the nature of a 
business dictionary, and one which contains more personal information 
about the living business men of Chicago than can be found collectively 
in all other books ever printed. Business men can find here much more 
than they ever knew before about their competitors and customers, and 
a vast amount of personal knowledge in regard to their fellow citizens 
which is of value from a business as well as from a social standpoint. 
In fact, in all lines of useful achievement, the book furnishes as com- 
plete a compendium and epitome of personal data in regard to those 
Chicagoans most prominently identified with the best movements and 
interests of the city as it has been possible to procure by patient care, 
experienced methods and large expenditure. 

To the press of Chicago and other cities this volume presents 
features of easily recognized value. Here the newspaper man will find 
facts which are of great value, and by the use of the book in the city 
room the exasperating errors resulting from hasty picking up of details 
from unreliable sources may be in large measures avoided. The truth 
is here given in undiluted form and every item is presented in a plain, 
unvarnished, concise, condensed manner, which may be at once grasped 
and understood. 

In number and representative selection of subjects, accuracy of 
detail, and authoritative usefulness as a work of reference, it is confi- 
dently claimed that the Book of Chicagoans is the most complete com- 
pilation of Chicago biography ever printed. Not only is this true, but 
by far the larger part of the information it contains is not procurable, 
in print, from any other source. 

The volume contains concise, but comprehensive, biographic 
sketches of 500 per cent more representative Chicagoans than are to be 
found in any other publication. While it is not claimed that the book 
represents infallibility or inerrancy, it is confidently put forth as the 



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best that has so far been produced among books of local and contempo- 
rary biography in this or any other American city. 

It is the present purpose to make such periodical revision of The 
Book of Chicagoans as may seem to be called for by the demands of 
those who find it useful. With this purpose in view the publishers will 
be glad to receive suggestions of improvement and expansion for use 
in subsequent editions. 



ABBREVIATIONS. 



A.A.A.S. American Association for the Ad- 
vancement of Science. 

A.B. (also B.A.) Bachelor of Arts. 

ag"t. agent. 

Ala. Alabama. 

Am. American. 

A.M. (also M.A.) Master of Arts. 

apptd. appointed. 

Archaeol. Archaeological. 

Ariz. Arizona. 

Ark. Arkansas. 

arty, (or art.) artillery. 

Assn. Association. 

asst. assistant. 

atty. attorney. 

A.,T.&S.F.B.B. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 
Railroad. 

An?. August. 

Av, Avenue. 

A.&P.By. Atlanta & Pacific Railway. 

b. born. 

B.A. (also A.B.) Bachelor of Arts. 

Bapt. Baptist. 

B.L. (also lili.B.) Bachelor of Laws. 

Bldg. Building. 

Blk. Block. 

Boul. Boulevard. 

B.S. (also S.B.) Bachelor of Science. 

B.&M.R.R.R. Burlington & Missouri River 
Railroad. 

B.&O.R.B. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. 

Calif. California. 

Can. Canada. 

capt. captain. 

cav. caval ry. 

C.,B.&N.R.R. Chicago, Burlington & Northern 
Railroad. 

C..B.&Q.R.R. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 
Railroad. 

C.,C.,C.&I.Ry. Cleveland, Columbus, Cincin- 
nati & Indianapolis Railway. 

C.,C.,C.&St.L.Ry. Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chi- 
cago & St. Louis Railway. 

C..E.&I.R.R. Chicago & Eastern Illinois Rail- 
road. 

C.G.W.R.R. Chicago Great Western Railroad. 

Chicago Athletic Chicago Athletic Associa- 
tion. 

C.,H.&D.Ry. Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton 
Railway. 

C.,I.&E.Ry. Chicago, Indiana & Evanston 
Railway. 

C..I.&Ii.Ry. Chicago, Indianapolis & Louis- 
ville Railway. 

C.J.B.B. Chicago Junction Railroad. 

C..I..S.&E.R.R. Chicago, Lake Shore & East- 
ern Railroad. 

C.,M.&St.P.Ry. Chicago, Milwaukee & St. 
Paul Railway. 

C..O.&G.B.B. Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf 
Railroad. 

C.E. Civil Engineer. 

Co. Company; county. 

col. colonel. 

Colo. Colorado. 

Conf. Conference. 

Conn. Connecticut. 

C.,R.I.&E.F.Ry. Chicago, Rock Island & El 
Paso Railway. 

C..B.I.&F.B.B. Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific 
Railroad. 

C.S.A. (or C.S.Army) Confederate States 
Army. 

C.,St.P.,M.&.O.Ry. Chicago, St. Paul, Minne- 
apolis & Omaha Railway. 

C.,St.F.&K.C.B.B. Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas 
City Railroad. 

C.T.T.B.B. Chicago Terminal Transfer Rail- 
road. 

C.&A.Ry. Chicago & Alton Railway. 

C.&G.E.Ry. Chicago & Great Eastern Rail- 
way. 

C.&G.T.Ry. Chicago & Grand Trunk Railway. 



C.&N.W.Ry. Chicago & Northwestern Rail- 
way. 

C.&M.By. Cincinnati & Muskingum Railway. 

C.&N.P.R.R. Chicago & Northern Pacific Rail- 
road. 

C.&O.Ry. Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. 

C.&S.S.R.T.R.R.Co. Cincinnati & South Side 
Rapid Transit Railroad Co. 

C.&W.I.R.R. Chicago & Western Indiana Rail- 
road. 

C.&W.M.Ry. Chicago & Western Michigan 
Railway. 

D.C. District of Columbia. 

D.C.L. Doctor of Civil Law. 

D.D. Doctor of Divinity. 

D.D.S. Doctor of Dental Surgery. 

Dec. December. 

Del. Delaware. 

Dept. Department. 

dir. director. 

D.,Ii.&W.B.B. Delaware, Lackawanna & West- 
ern Railroad. 

D.,G.H.&M.R.R. Detroit, Grand Haven & Mil- 
waukee Railroad. 

D.,L.&N.R.R. Detroit, Lansing & Northern 
Railroad. 

D. Litt. (also L.H.D.) Doctor of Literature. 

D.V.S. Doctor of Veterinary Surgery. 

E. East. 

ed. educated. 

ed'n. education. 

edn'l. educational. 

E.E. Electrical Engineer. 

E..J.&E.R.R. Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railroad. 

Eng-. England. 

Exmoor Exmoor Country Club. 

Exp'n. Exposition. 

E.&T.H.Ry. Evansville & Terre Haute Rail- 
way. 

Feb. February. 

Fla. Florida. 

Ft. Fort. 

Ga. Georgia. 

G-.A.B. Grand Army of the Republic. 

Ger. Germany. 

G..C.&S.F.B.B. Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe 
Railroad. 

G.N.Ry. Great Northern Railway. 

G.R.&I.Ry. Grand Rapids & Indiana Railway. 

G.W.By. of Canada Great Western Railway of 
Canada. 

grad. graduated. 

Gynecol. Gy necol ogical . 

H.I. Hawaiian Islands. 

Homoe. Homreopathic. 

Hosp. Hospital. 

H.&St.J.B.B. Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad. 

I.C.B.B. Illinois Central Railroad. 

I.&St.L.R.R. Indianapolis & St. Louis Rail- 
road. 

la. Iowa. 

Ida. Idaho. 

HI. Illinois. 

Illinois Athletic New Illinois Athletic Club. 

Ind. Indiana. 

Ind. Ty. Indian Territory. 

Jan. January. 

Kan. Kansas. 

K.C.,C.&S.Ry. Kansas City, Clinton & Spring- 
field Ry. 

K.C.,Ft.S.&G.R.B. Kansas City, Fort Scott & 
Gulf Railroad. 

K.C.,Ft.S.&M.R.R. Kansas City, Fort Scott & 
Memphis Railroad. 

K.C.,M.&B.R.R. Kansas City, Memphis & Bir- 
mingham Railroad. 

K.C.,S.&M.R.R. Kansas City, Springfield & 
Memphis Railroad. 

K.C.,St.J.&C.B.R.B. Kansas City, St. Joseph & 
Council Bluffs Railroad. 

X.F. Knights of Pythias. 

K.T. Knights Templar. 

Ky. Kentucky. 



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La. Louisiana. 

IiIi.B. Bachelor of Laws (also B.L.). 

IiIi.D. Doctor of Laws. 

L.S.&M.S.Ry. Lake Shore & Michigan South- 
ern Railway. 

lieut. lieutenant. 

lieut.-gfov. lieutenant-governor. 

Iiuth. -Lu th eran. 

L.&N.E.R. Louisville & Nashville Railroad. 

L.&P.R.R. Lackawanna & Pittsburg Railroad. 

m. married. 

M.A. Master of Arts (also A.M.). 

maj. major. 

Mass. Massachusetts. 

M.B. -Bachelor of Medicine. 

M.C.R.R. Michigan Central Railroad. 

M.D. Doctor of Medicine. 

Md. Maryland. 

Me. Maine. 

M.E. Master of Engineering, Methodist Epis- 

. copal. 

M.E. Ch. Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Med. Medical. 

mem. member. 

mfg. manufacturing. 

mfiv manufacturer. 

Mich. Michigan. 

Midlothian Club Midlothian Country Club. 

Mil. Military. 

Minn. Minnesota. 

Miss. Mississippi. 

M.,K.&T.Ry. Missouri, Kansas & Texas Rail- 
way. 

M.L. Master of Laws. 

Mo. Missouri. 

Mont. Montana. 

M.S. Master of Science. 

Mt. Mount. 

M.V.R.R. Missouri Valley Railroad. 

Mo.F.Ry. Missouri Pacific Railway. 

Mus.B. Bachelor of Music. 

M.&O.R.R. Mobile & Ohio Railroad. 

M.&St.L.R.R. Minneapolis & St. Louis Rail- 
road. 

N. North. 

Nat. National. 

N.B. New Brunswick. 

N.C. North Carolina. 

N.Dak. North Dakota. 

K".E. Northeast. 

Neb. Nebraska. 

Nev. Nevada. 

N.H. New Hampshire. 

N.J. New Jersey. 

N.Mex. New Mexico. 

Nov. November. 

N.F.Ry. Northern Pacific Railway. 

N.S. Nova Scotia. 

N.W. Northwest. 

N.Y. New York (state). 

N.Y.C.&H.R.R.R. New York Central & Hud- 
son River Railroad. 

N.Y.,C.&St.Ii.R.R. New York, Chicago & St. 
Louis Railroad. 

N.7.,P.&O.R.R. New York, Pennsylvania & 
Ohio Railroad. 

N.Y.,W.S.&B.R.R. New York, West Shore & 
Buffalo Railroad. 

N.Y.&N.E.Ry. New York & New England 
Railway. 

O. Ohio. 

Oct. October. 

Okla. Oklahoma. 

Out. Ontario. 

Ore. Oregon. 

O.S.B. Order of Saint Benedict. 

Otol. Otological. 

Pa. Pennsylvania. 

Fd.B. Bachelor of Pedagogy. 

P.,C.ftSt.Ii.R.R. Pittsburg, Cincinnati & St. 
Louis Railroad. 

P.E. Protestant Episcopal. 

Pli.B. Doctor of Philosophy. 

Phila. Philadelphia. 

Ph.M. Master of Pharmacy. 



Phys.&Surg 1 . Physicians and Surgeons. 

P.I. Philippine Islands. 

PI. Place. 

P.Q. Province of Quebec. 

pres. president. 

prin. principal. 

prof. professor. 

pro tern. pro tempore. 

F..T.&A.R.R. Paducah, Tennessee & Alabama 
Railroad. 

q.m. quartermaster. 

Que. Quebec (province). 

R.C. Roman Catholic. 

R.E. Reformed Episcopal. 

Rep. Republican. 

Rev. Reverend. 

&.X. Rhode Island. 

R.F. Reformed Presbyterian. 

R.R. Rail road. 

Ry. Railway. 

s. son. 

8. South. 

S.A. South America. 

S.A.R. Sons of the Am. Revolution. 

S.B. (also B.S.) Bachelor of Science. 

S.C. South Carolina. 

S.C.&F.R.R. Sioux City & Pacific Railroad. 

Sc.D. Doctor of Science. 

S.Dak. South Dakota. 

S.E. South-East. 

Sec. Secretary. 

Sept. September. 

Soc. Society. 

Sq. Square. 

S.R. Sons of the Revolution. 

St. Saint; Street. 

St.I..,M.&S.R.R. St. Louis, Memphis & South- 
western Railroad. 

St.Ii.,F.&N.Ry. St. Louis, Peoria & Northern 
Railway. 

St.Ii.&G.R.R. St. Louis & Gulf Railroad. 

St.L.&I.M.R.R. St. Louis & Iron Mountain 
Railroad. 

St.L.&S.F.Ry. St. Louis & San Francisco Rail- 
way. 

S.P.Ry. Southern Pacific Railway. 

S.F.R.R. Southern Pacific Railroad. 

S.F.&S.C.R.R. St. Paul & Sioux City Railroad. 

S.W. South-West. 

T.,C.&St.I..R.R. Toledo, Cincinnati & St. Louis 
Railroad. 

Tenn. Tennessee. 

Tex. Texas. 

T.P.R.R. Texas Pacific Railroad. 

T.,W.&W.R.R. Toledo, Wabash & Western 
Railroad. 

treas. treasurer. 

Twp. Township. 

Ty. (or Ter.) Territory. 

1T.B. United Brethren in Christ. 

Univ. University. 

U.F. United Presbyterian. 

U.P.R.R. Union Pacific Railroad. 

U.S. United States. 

U.S.A. United States Army. 

U.S.N. United States Navy. 

U.S.V. United States Volunteers. 

Va. Virginia. 

Vol. Volunteer; Volume. 

vice-pros. vice-president. 

Vt. Vermont. 

W. West. 

Wash. Washington (state). 

Westward Ho Westward Ho Golf Club. 

W.C.Ry. Wisconsin Central Railway. 

W.I. West Indies. 

W.I.&N.Ry. West Indiana & Northern Rail- 
way. 

W.,I.&N.Ry. Wisconsin, Iowa & Nebraska 
Railway. 

Wis. Wisconsin. 

W.Va. West Virginia. 

Wyo. Wyoming. 

W.&M.Ry. Wisconsin & Michigan Railway. 

T.M.C.A. Young Men's Christian Assn. 



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BIOGRAPHIES 



A Political Institutions, 1901; The Toledo Manu- 

** script of the Germania of Tacitus, 1903* Ad- 
dress: Univ. of Chicago, Chicago. 

ABBEY, Charles Peters, lawyer; b. Chicago, ABBOTT, Homer, lawyer; b. Mineral, Bureau 
May 23, 1865; s. Frederick J. and Mary Co., 111., July 29, 1866; s. Silas D. and Indi- 
(Peters) Abbey; ed. Univ. of Chicago, North- ana (Henry) Abbott; ed. public schools of Bu- 
western Univ., A.B., 1889; Chicago College of reau Co., 111., and Shelby Co., la., and at Ob- 
Law, 1891; m. Chicago, Nov. 21, 1894, Julia erlin College, O., graduating A.B., 1888; stud- 
N. Trimmer; 1 daughter: Kathryn Trimmer, ied law at Lincoln, Neb., 1888-9; studied in 
Admitted to bar, 1891; was a mem. of law firm Chicago College of Law, 1891. Was engaged in 
of Millard & Abbey, with Sylvester M. Mil- abstract business in Omaha, Neb., 1889-90; 
lard, 1896, changing in 1901 to Millard, Abbey came to Chicago, 1890, and engaged in abstract 
& Millard, and since Apr. 1, 1905, a partner business until 1892; admitted to Illinois bar, 
in the firm of Dolph, Buell & Abbey. Repub- 1893, and since then engaged in practice of 
lican. Mem. Phi Beta Kappa (Northwestern law, now being senior of firm of Abbott, 
Univ.), Law Club, Legal Club, Chicago Bar Buchholz & McCombs. Republican. Was city 
Assn., Illinois State Bar Assn. Club: Univer- attorney for Chicago Heights, 111., 1898; elect- 
sity. Office: Tribune Bldg. Residence: 279 ed judge of city court for Chicago Heights, 
Winthrop Av. 111., for term from Sept. 1, 1903, to 1907. Of- 

ABBOTT, Edwin Fletcher, lawyer; b. Janes- flee: 125 LaSalle St. Residence: Chicago 

ville, Wis., May 4, 1851; s. Dr. Nathan W. and Heights, 111. 

Sarah (Yates) Abbott; ed. public school at ABBOTT, Sylvester Graves, lawyer; b Ossi- 

Centralia, 111., 2 years at Illinois State Univ., pee, Carroll Co., N. H., July 4, 1853; s. George 

1868-9, law dept. of Univ. of Michigan, 1871-3, W. and Phoebe (Graves) Abbott; ed. public 

graduating LL.B., 1873; m. Chicago, Sept. schools and in Phillips Acad., Exeter, N. H.; 

30, 1885, Nelley Howe; children: Edwina E., grad. law dept. of Northwestern Univ.. LL.B., 

Rose A. Engaged in general practice of law in class of 1884; m. Chicago, Oct. 19, 1884, 

in Chicago, since 1875. Was major in Canadian Margaret Reese; children: Gertrude Jane, Bes- 

Am. Regt. ; enlisted for the Spanish-Am. War, sie Graves, Sewell W., Mildred E., Florence 

but saw no service. Republican. Mason Gar- M. Admitted to bar, 1884, and practiced alone 

field Lodge and York Chapter. Office: 120 Ran- until 1899; since then mem. of firm of Pinck- 

dolph St. Residence: Plaza Hotel, Oak Park, ney, Tatge & Abbott. Republican. Office: 

ABBOTT, Edwin Hardy, lawyer; b. Mineral, Schiller Bldg. Residence: 6751 Peoria St. 

111., Nov. 25, 1867; s. Silas D. and Indiana ABBOTT, Wallace C., physician, editor; 

Abbott; ed. public schools of Mineral, 111., b. Bridgewater, Windsor Co., Vt., Oct. 12, 

and Shelby, la., at Oberlin, O., Acad. and Col- 1857; s. Luther and Wealtha (Barrows) Ab- 

lege, 1880-90; Chicago College of Law, 1893-4. bott; ed. Randolph (Vt.) State Normal School; 

Admitted to bar, Supreme Court of Illinois, St. Johnsbury (Vt.) College preparatory; 

1895. Republican. Club: Hamilton. Office: 125 Dartmouth College, and grad. Univ. of Michi- 

LaSalle St. Residence: 2044 Kenmore Av. gan Med. Dept, M.D., 1885; m. Royalton, Vt., 

ABBOTT, Frank Danford, musical editor; Aug. 10, 1886, Clara Ingraham; one daughter: 
b. Bethel, Vt., Jan. 29, 1853; s. Luther Burnett Eleanor. Came to Chicago, 1886, and engaged 
and Marian Elizabeth (Soper) Abbott; m. Ce- in general practice of .medicine; in connection 
dar Rapids, la., 1878, Eva, daughter of John with practice became impressed with great 
Schugart; ed. common schools, Owatonna, need of improvement in ways and means, and 
Minn.; grad. music and literature, Episcopal established and built to success and is pres. 
College, Faribault, Minn. Began business as The Abbott Alkaloidal Co. and The Clinic Pub- 
traveler for George Woods & Co., Cambridge- lishing Co., which have gained wide recogni- 
port, Mass.; founded The Presto (musical tion as leading exponents in the "new thought" 
Journal), 1884. Pres. Presto Publishing Co. in medicine. Editor of The Alkaloidal Clinic. 
Club: Press. Office: 324 Dearborn St. Resi- Mem. Chicago Med. Soc., Illinois State Med. 
dence: 3247 Groveland Av. . Soc., American Med. Assn., American Med. 

ABBOTT, Frank Frost, prof. Latin, Univ. of Editors' Assn. Republican. Methodist. Office: 

Chicago, since 1891; b. Redding, Conn., Mar. Ravenswood Station, Chicago. Residence: 2666 

27, 1860; s. Thaddeus Marvin Abbott; grad. North Hermitage Av. 

Yale, 1882 (Ph.D., 1891); m. 1888, Jane Harri- ABBOTT, William L., chief operating engi- 

son, New Haven, Conn.; Clark and Lamed neer Chicago Edison Co.; b. Whiteside, 111., 

scholarships, Yale, 1882-4; instructor Latin, Feb. 14, 1861; s. A. M. and Sarah (Sperry) Ab- 

Yale, 1885-91; prof. Latin, Am. School Classi- bott; ed. public schools of Whiteside Co., 111., 

cal Studies. Rome, 1901-2. Editor: Selected and grad. TTnlv. of Illinois, class of 1884; m. 

Letters of Cicero. Author: Repetition in Latin, Chicago. 1888, Carrie Entwhistle; children: 

1900; A History and Description of Roman Arthur, Helen, Robert, Josephine, Dorothy. 



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Came to Chicago, 1884, and worked as ma- 
chinist and as draftsman in offices for 3 
years; then for 7 years pres. National Electric 
Construction Co.; in 1894 entered service of 
the Chicago Edison Co. as chief engineer at 
power house, and In 1899 was promoted to 
present position as chief operating engineer 
for same company. Mem. American Institute 
of Electrical Engineers, Western Soc. of En- 
gineers, American Soc. of Mechanical Engi- 
neers. Republican. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, 
Hamilton, Ravenswood. Trustee Univ. of Illi- 
nois. Office: 139 Adams St. Residence: 3213 
Beacon St. 

ABEL, Almon Clarence, clergyman; b. Sagl- 
naw, Mich., Feb. 1, 1868; s. of Curtis and Mary 
(Green) Abel; prepared at Northwestern 
Acad. ; grad. from Northwestern Univ., A.B., 
in class of 1895; m. Chicago, 1894, Katharine 
Stowe. Entered ministry of M. E. Church In 
1890, as mem. of Rock .River Conference; pas- 
tor consecutively of churches at River For- 
est, 111., 1891-3; Antioch, 111., 1893-5; Hamlin 
Av. Church, Chicago, 1895-8; Rogers Park 
Church, Chicago, 1898-1901; Trinity Church, 
Chicago, 1901-4; on leave of absence for year 
1904-5, to be spent in travel. Republican. 

ABEL, Edward Jamea, manufacturing chem- 
ist; b. St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 26, 1857; s. Charles 
and Wilhelmina (Menching) Abel; ed. In pub- 
lic schools of St. Louis, Mo.; removed to Chi- 
cago in 1869; unmarried. Since 1877 has been 
Identified with the manufacture of chemicals, 
and In 1887 established on his own account 
the business of E. J. Abel & Co., of which he 
is now the sole owner. Independent in politics. 
Mason (32), Odd Fellow, Royal Arcanum. 
Club: Germania. Office: 301 Grand Av. Resi- 
dence: 695 Fullerton Av. 

ABEL, John Frank, physician and surgeon; 
b. Chicago, May 11, 1857; s. John and Marie 
(Breit) Abel; ed. in public schools of Fon du 
Lac, Wls., and med. dept. of Northwestern 
Univ., graduating M.D., Mar. 4, 1879; m. Chi- 
cago, Jan. 25, 1881, Mary D. Abel; children: 
John, Francis. Engaged in general practice aa 
physician and surgeon from Mar., 1879. Mem. 
Chicago Med. Soc., American Med. Assn. Re- 
publican. Mason (Blue Lodge), K. P., Royal 
Arcanum, A. O. U. W., B. P. O. E. Office: 3801 
State St. Residence: 5200 Indiana Av. 

ABELE. Iiudwig 1 Hermann, physician and 
surgeon; b. Konstanz, Germany, July 6, 1865; 
s. Ludwig A. (Oberzollinspector) and Marie A. 
(Schaller) Abele; grad. from Univ. of Frei- 
burg, Germany, 1891; asst. Royal Univ. Eye 
Clinic at Munich, Germany, one year; first 
asst. Royal Univ. Eye Clinic at Konigsberg, 
Germany, 1% years; "Oberarzt" of same in- 
stitution, 1% years; m. Berlin, Germany, Feb. 
4, 1901, Antonio G. Nurnberg. Served in Ger- 
man Army as stabsarzt (capt. surgeon). Came 
to Chicago, 1901; since then engaged as spe- 
cialist in diseases of the eye. Prof, of ophthal- 
mology in Post-Graduate Med. School; oculist 
to St. Joseph's Hosp. Sec. German Med. Soc.; 
mem. Chicago Ophthalmological Soc., Am. Med. 
Assn., Chicago Med. Soc. Catholic. Office: 209 
State St. Residence: 85 Evanston Av. 

ABEENETHT, Albert Jones, sec. Roger A. 
Simonson & Co.; b. Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 
30, 1876; s. W. J. and Mary E. (Jones) Aber- 
nethy; ed. public and high schools In Minne- 
apolis; m. Chicago, Apr. 19, 1900, Marion A. 
Willis; 1 daughter: Alice Louise. Began busi- 
ness life as a messenger boy In a bank In 
Minneapolis; in 1895, entered employ of C., 
L. S. & E. R. R. Co., in the car service dept., 
as clerk, eventually becoming head of the 
office; In 1898, promoted to chief clerk of the 
consolidation of the E., J. & E. and the C., 
L. S. & E. R. R. In July, 1901, aided In organi- 
zation, and took his present position as sec. 
the corporation of Roger A. Simonson & Co., 
manufacturers of business systems, etc. Re- 



publican. Baptist. Mem. Illinois Manufac- 
turers' Assn., Nat. Manufacturers' Assn. Of- 
fice: 135 Adams St. Residence: Berwyn, 111. 

ABKAHAMSON, IiaurentlnB G., clergyman; 
b. Medaker, Sweden, Mar. 2, 1856; s. A. G. and 
Britta Maria Abrahamson; grad. Augustana 
College and Theological Seminary, 1880 (D.D., 
Augustana College; A.M., Bethany College, 
Lindsborg, Kan.); m. Aug. 24, 1881, Florinda 
Morris, Chandler's Valley, Pa. In Lutheran 
ministry since 1880; associate editor Augus- 
tana, official paper of Synod, 1885-96. Pres. 
Illinois Lutheran Conference 6 years; mem. 
board of directors Augustana College; pres. 
board of directors Augustana Hospital, Chi- 
cago; mem. board of missions of Augustana 
Synod and of Illinois Conference; represen- 
tative at International Lutheran World's Con- 
gress, Lund, Sweden, 1901. Knight Royal 
Order Polar Star, Sweden, from King Oscar 
II. Republican. Author: Jubel Album, 1893. 
Address: 2823 Princeton Av., Chicago. 

AST, Xiaao Arthur, physician; b. Wilming- 
ton, 111., Dec. 18, 1868; s. Levl and Henrietta 
(Hart) Abt; ed. in Chicago public schools and 
prepared for college at Univ. of Chicago; en- 
tered Johns Hopkins Univ., and completed 
preliminary medical course In 1889; grad. from 
Chicago Med. College, 1891; Interne Michael 
Reese Hosp., 1891-3; took post graduate work 
In Vienna and Berlin, 1893-4; m. Chicago, 
Aug. 20, 1897, Lena Rosenberg; children: Ar- 
thur Frederick, Lawrence Edward. Specialist 
In diseases of children; was prof, of diseases 
of children at Northwestern Univ. Woman's 
Med. School until It went out of existence; 
at one time Instructor In physiology, histol- 
ogy and diseases of children at Northwestern 
Univ. Med. College; now asst. prof, diseases 
of children, Rush Med. College (Univ. of Chi- 
cago) ; attending physician, diseases of chil- 
dren, Michael Reese and Cook Co. hosps. ; 
consulting physician to Provident Hosp., 
Hosp. for Crippled Children, and Jackson 
Park Sanitarium. Was active In organization 
and first chairman of the Milk Commission 
of the Children's Hosp. Soc. Mem. American 
Pediatrlc Soc., American Med. Assn., Chicago 
Med. Soc., Chicago Pediatrlc Soc., etc. Has 
written many monographs on subjects rela- 
ting to diseases of children. Office and resi- 
dence: 4326 Vincennes Av. 

ACKLEY, liemuel 91., lawyer; b. Allegheny, 
Pa., Nov. 22, 1857; s. Mahlon F. and Selena 
A. (Hammond) Ackley; grad. Western Univ. 
of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1879; m. Racine, Wls., 
1891, Agnes V. Brett; children; Lila F., Laura 
E. From 1879 to 1883 was employed as report- 
er, correspondent, etc., of Pittsburgh Com- 
mercial Gazette and other Pittsburgh news- 
papers. Studied law Univ. of Michigan, grad- 
uating LL.B., 1885. Admitted to bar in 1885. 
Came to Chicago, 1887, and since then en- 
gaeed In practice In this city. Editor Third 
Edition of Brandt on Suretyship. Republican. 
Mem. of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity. Of- 
fice: 125 S. Clark St. Residence: 2245 N. Ash- 
land Av. 

ADAM, Alexander Bruce, merchant; b. Dun- 
fermllne, Flfeshire, Scotland, July 2, 1839; s. 
Alexander and Bruce (Wilson) Adam; ed. 
schools of Dunfermllne, Scotland; m. Boston, 
Mass., July 16, 1868, Alice Nash; one daugh- 
ter: Elizabeth Bruce. Began business life as 
dry goods clerk, serving apprenticeship of 
five years in Dunfermllne, followed by two 
years In retail store in Glasgow: came to Bos- 
ton In 1859 from Scotland and entered the 
dry goods firm of Hoerere, Brown & Taylor; 
came to Chicago in 1864 and entered the em- 
ploy of Keith. Faxon & Co.. wholesale milli- 
nery, which dissolved in 1867; then with O. 
R. Keith & Co., in same line, until 1879. be- 
ing a partner in that firm from 1870 until. In 
1884, the firm of Edson Keith & Co., wholesale 
millinery, was founded, in which he was" 



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a partner until 1896; and since the present ough, Eng., until 10 years old, when came 

corporation of Edson Keith & Co was organ- with parents to Milwaukee, Wis., where con- 

ized, Jan. 1, 1897, has been its pres. Republl- tlnued studies; came to Chicago, 1861; became 

can. Clubs: Chicago, Calumet, Washington bookkeeper to his father in live stock busi- 

Park. Office: 132-134 Michigan Av. Residence: ness until 1869; then became student in Hahn- 

2249 Calumet Av. emann Med. College, 1872; spent a year in 

ADAMICK, Gustave Hattenfcauer, druggist hospital as house surgeon, then studied In 
and chemist; b. Bloomington, 111., Sept. 22, London, returning to Chicago, 1873; m. 1st, 
1863; s. Adolph and Augusta (Hattenhauer) 1875, Mary, daughter of Thomas S. Curtis, of 
Adamick; ed. public school, Peru, 111.; grad. Wellingborough, Eng. (died, 1888); one son: 
Northwestern Univ. (School of Pharmacy), Cuthbert C. ; m. second, 1889, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Ph.G., 1887; m. Peru, 111., Sept. 22, 1890, Rose (Mitchell) Qaylord, widow of Henry Gaylord 
Schley; one daughter, Margaret Hay. Began and daughter of W. H. Mitchell, vice-pres. 
business career as a clerk for A. D. Murray, of the Illinois Trust and Savings Bank En- 
dry goods, Peru, 111.; a year later became gaged in general practice of medicine from 
clerk in the drug store of Dr. R. A. Smith, 1878 to 1896 in Chicago; since the latter date 
and was also appointed assistant postmaster, exclusively in surgery; received degree of 
his employer being postmaster of Peru, 111.; M.D., ad eundem yradum, from Rush Med. 
then In drug store of R. C. Hattenhauer, College, 1898. Prof, surgical pathology, Hahn- 
where he greatly enlarged his knowledge of emann Med. College, 1873-5; from 1875 to 1884 
pharmacy, and after a course in pharmacy at prof, of principles and practice of surgery, 
Northwestern Univ. went into business for Chicago Homeopathic College. Consulting sur- 
self at LaSalle, 111., in 1887, for six years; geon to the Chicago Nursery and Half-Or- 
after that was traveling salesman for John phan Asylum, the Evanston and St. Joseph's 
Wyeth & Co., Philadelphia, and in 1900 was Hosps. Mem. Assn. of Military Surgeons of 
elected t<> present position as pres. of the the United States, Illinois Med. Soc., American 
A. Arend Drug Co., druggists, pharmacists Med. Assn., the Chicago Surgical Soc., Chi- 
and manufacturers of Kumyss. Also vice- cago Acad. of Sciences; fellow Royal Micro- 
pres. of the Chicago-Findlay Oil Co. and dl- scopical Soc. of London. Was surgeon-major 
rector of the Chicago-Indiana Oil Co. Mem. for nearly 15 years of First Illinois Infantry; 
American Pharmaceutical Assn. Republican, major and brigade surgeon, U. S. V., 1898; 
Congregationalist. Club: Hamilton. Office: 189 lieutenant colonel and asst. surgeon-general, 
E. Madison St. Residence: 2918 Kenmore Av. I. N. G.; now surgeon to First Infantry, I. N. 

ADAMS, Abbott Llvermore, real estate; b. G - Clubs: Chicago Literary, Onwentsia, Saddle 

Keene, N. H., Apr. 20, 1842; B. Benjamin ^S d ^ Cyc1 ^ Offlce: 10 State St. Residence: 15 

Franklin and Louisa (Redlngton) Adams; re- W ^ 1 *"S 1 -^ 

moved to Chicago, 1853; ed. Chicago schools; , ADAMS, Cbarles Richards, architect; b. Eng- 
bachelor. Enlisted as private. Battery A, First land. May 25, 1841; ed. England. Learned and 
Illinois Artillery, April 19, 1861, for 3 months' practiced architecture in England; came to Chi- 
servlce, and in July, 1862, in Chicago Board cago in 1881; since then In practice as archi- 
of Trade Battery, for 3 years; mustered out t ect n Chicago. Mem. Illinois Chapter, and 
July 8, 1865. Employed In U. S. Depository at American Institute of Architects; mem., one 
Chicago, 1865-8; in charge saw-mills of Porter * fou . nders ,2''? d sec - Chicago Architects' Busi- 
& Co.. Portage Lake, Mich., 1868-71; partner n s ?L Ass , n - 18 ?7: mem Royal Arcanum. Office: 
in lumber business of A. T. King & Co., 1871- 8 <> J^rb. st - ,? esldenc e : Rogers Park, 111. 
4; Adams & Lord, 1874-80; Adams, Lord & , ADAMS, Cornelius Bollln, lawyer; b. Wash- 
Co., 1880-2; Adams, Hasting & Co., 1882-91; ington, D. C Sept. 16, 1856; s. Cornelius B. 
has given his attention in recent years to real Adams (of Falrneld. Conn.) and Martha B. 
estate. Mem. Loyal Legion; G. H. Thomas (Loomls) Adams, daughter of Gen. Lewis 
Post 5, G. A. R. Clubs: Union, Athletic. Office: Loomls, of Colebrook, N. H.; grad. Dr. Han- 
184 LaSalle St. Residence: 350 Ontario St. gn 8 Classical Institute. Waterville. Me., 1877, 

ADAMS, Albert H., patent lawyer; b. Jack- llo ^g d b n y 1 y ear ' n , I 06 Univ. at Lewiston, 

Bonville, 111.. Sept. 14, 1863; s. Charles H. Me., 1878-9; m at Colebrook N H Sept. 17, 

and Elvira (Hamilton) Adams; ed. Chicago 1888, to Miss Myrtle Heath. On leaving school 

public schools and Union College of Law; In 1879 came to Chicago; spent 1 year In office 

m. Elk Grove, 111., Aug. 30, 1888, Carrie Allen; * H. S. and F. S. Osborn and then removed 

one son: Howard Allen. Admitted to bar. 1886. to Oshkosh, Wis.. where was admitted to Wis- 

and has ever since made a specialty of pat- c o ns ,ln bar; returned to Chicago, 1881; was 

ent law; since 1890 of firm of Bond, Adams, admitted to Illinois bar, 1882, and has since 

Pickard & Jackson (successors of West & een engaged in general practice of law In 

Bond, established 1863). Mem. Patent Law Chicago. Republican. Mason K. P. Office: Ma- 

Assn. Clubs: Law, Oak Park, Chicago Ath- 6OnIc Temple. Residence: 2949 Groveland Av. 

letic. Office: Monadnock Blk. Residence: 22H ADAMS, Cyrus Hall, retired Board of Trade 

Wesley Av., Oak Park, 111. merchant; b. Kerr's Creek, Rockbrldge Co., 

ADAMS, Asa Grant, lawyer, justice of Va., Feb. 21, 1849; B. Hugh and Amanda (Mc- 
the peace; b. Sunbeam, Mercer Co., 111., Feb. Cormlck) Adams; mother was daughter of 
11, 1868; B. Samuel and Clarissa (Kean) Ad- Robert McCormlck; ed. Chicago public schools 
ams; ed. Buda (111.) high school and Chicago and old Univ. of Chicago; m. Chicago, Sept. 
College of Law, graduating LL.B., 1897; m. 26, 1878, Emma J., daughter of Lyman Blair; 
Rockford, 111., June 14, 1894, Lucy Hartwell; one son: Cyrus H., Jr. Entered employ of 
one son: Wlnfleld Hollister. Learned jeweler's Cyrus H. McCormick & Co., 1867; became 
trade In Buda, 111., and afterward followed member of the firm of McCormlck, Adams & 
that business with Giles Bros., Chicago, for Co. In 1871, and head of the firm of Cyrus H. 
ten years, until took up study of law; admit- Adams & Co., 1883; retired from business, 
ted to bar, 1897; has practiced In Chicago ever owing to 111 health, 1889. During period, 1871- 
slnce. Has been justice of the peace of the 89, was mem. of the Arbitration Committee, 
Town of Lake since May, 1903, present term mem. of the Appeals Committee and a director 
expiring in 1907. Republican. Mem. Kllwln- of the Board of Trade. Was director of the 
ning Lodge, A. F. and A. M. ; Normal Park National Bank of America. Independent Demo- 
Chapter, R. A. M., and Imperial Council, Tribe crat. Presbyterian. Trustee McCormick Theo- 
of Ben Hur. Club: Englewood Men's. Office: logical Seminary; mem. Board of Governors, 
140 Dearborn St.; court, 3902 State St. Resl- Presbyterian Hosp; governing mem. Art In- 
dence, 6427 Harvard Av. atltute of Chicago. Clubs: Union League, Chl- 

ADAMS, Charles, M.D. ; b. Northampton- cago Athletic, Onwentsia, Saddle and Cycle, 

shire, England, May 29, 1847; s. John and Office: Postal Telegraph Bldg. Residence: 155 

Elizabeth (Clarke) Adams; ed. Welllngbor- Rush St. 



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ADAMS, Edward Shields, commission mer- and doing a large business in western lands 
chant and broker; b. Chicago, Dec. 12, 1859; and mortgage loans on the security of west- 
B. Hugh and Amanda (McCormick) Adams; ern farms. Republican. Mason, K. T. and 
ed. Chicago public schools, Allen Acad., West Shriner. Club: Illinois. Office: Railway Ex- 
Newton, Mass.; Cornell Univ.; m. Chicago, change. Residence: 24 S. Homan Av. 
Apr. 15, 1895, Amie Irwin. Began business life ADAMS, John Buasell, broker; b. Boston, 
as bookkeeper for the firm of McCormick & Mass., Feb. 2, 1850; s. William H. and Jean- 
Adams (successor of Cyrus H. McCormick nette R. (Bliss) Adams; ed. public and pri- 
& Co.), and later became a partner in the vate schools of New England; m. Chicago, 
firm of Cyrus H. Adams & Co.; finally, with June 25, 1874, Ella D. Hackett; children: John 
Edward M. Samuel, succeeding to the business Hackett, Alice Montgomery, Le Baron, Lau- 
in 1888 under the present firm name of Ad- rence Russell. After leaving school went to 
ams & Samuel, brokers in grain, provisions, California, and from 1865 to 1871 was chiefly 
cotton, stocks and coffee. Mem. Chicago Board engaged with Wells, Fargo & Co's Express; 
of Trade and Chicago Stock Exchange; a di- returned to New York, 1871, and engaged in 
rector of the latter. Democrat. Presbyterian, butter and cheese business; on Jan. 1, 1873, 
Clubs: Chicago, University, Onwentsia, Saddle came to Chicago, and was with J. W. Doane 
and Cycle. Office: Postal Telegraph Bldg. Resi- & Co., coffees; then of Cobb & Adams, for- 
dence: 6 Tower Court. eign dried fruits, and later in same business 

ADAMS, Georgia Everett, lawyer; b. Keene, alone until 1896, when became connected with 

N. H., June 18, 1840; s. Benjamin Franklin Porter Brothers Co., until Sept., 1903, when 

and Louise Ruth (Redington) Adams; at- established present firm of John R. Adams & 

tended school at Keene, N. H. ; family re- Co., dried fruits, nuts, etc. Clubs: Chicago, 

moved to Chicago, 1853; prepared for College Glen View. Office: 3 Wabash Av. Residence: 

at Phillips Exeter Acad.; grad. Harvard Col- 506 N. State St. 

lege, 1860; grad. Dane Law School, Harvard, ADAMS, Joseph, live stock commlsssion; b. 

1865, LL.B. ; during war served a short time Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, Eng., Oct. 

as mem. of Battery A, Illinois Artillery; m. 28, 1851; s. John and Elizabeth (Clarke) 

1871, Adele Foster; children: Isabel F., Mar- Adams; ed. Moseley School, Chicago, until en- 

garet. Admitted to bar, 1865. and engaged in tered Chicago High School, Sept., 1865; attend- 

practice in Chicago, 1867; mem. Illinois Sen- ed there until Jan., 1866, when was run over 

ate, 1881; resigned, 1883; mem. of Congress by street car and went to school no more; 

4 terms, 1883-91; served on banking, currency afterward studied to some extent with private 

and judiciary committees. Republican. Ex- tutors; entered Chicago College of Law, but 

mem. Board of Overseers of Harvard College; did not finish term; m. Chicago, Oct. 17, 1896, 

trustee Newberry Library and of Field Co- Edith Almy. Entered employ of Adams & 

lumbian Museum; former mem. Chicago Eldredge, Union Stock Yards, May 2, 1866, as 

Board of Education; pres. Chicago Orchestral office boy; became cashier and served in that 

Assn. for 6 years. Clubs: Chicago, Union capacity until Apr., 1887, when was taken into 

League, University, Marquette, Onwentsia, partnership by father; worked among the 

Harvard, Saddle and Cycle, Tolleston of Indi- cattle with him until father's death, Oct. 30, 

ana. Swan Lake, Coleman Lake. Office: The 1889, then with brother, George J. Adams, 

Temple. Residence: 530 Belden Av. continued business as John Adams & Sons; 

ADAMS, Harry Coburn, coal merchant; b. some y ga r s lat ,f r admitted A. W Ketchin to 

Indianapolis, Ind, Mar. 3 1858; s. Henry E. partnership under present firm style of John 

and Sarah (Coburn) Adams; ed. public school Adams Sons & Kitchm. On death of father 

of Bucyrus, O. ; m Chicago, May 22, 1884, also assumed management of large farm be- 

Sarah J. Robinson. Was for 3 years en- longing to estate and now owns and manages 

gaged In railroad work In Columbus, O.. be- same, together with additional land since 

fore moving to Chicago In 1880; then was acquired Was for some time, in early '70s, 

mgr. of the Chicago branch of the Turney ?ec. of State Microscopical Soc of Illinois. 

& James Co., until May, 1898. when he Joined Ind ?P > e i ^ e " t "J politics. Mem. Citizens Assn. 

In the organization of The Jones & Adams Co.. CM cago M unicip al Vote rs League, Civil 

of which he is vlce-pres.; also director In sev- Service Reform Assn., of New York Am His- 

PI nthpr rmrmani<5 Pinh- TTnlnn T.pno-ii^ torical Assn., Am. Forestry Assn., Municipal 

ChlcaKO \utomobUe Office- Old I Colony B?dl' Art League, Civic Federation, Bureau of Jus- 

Residfnoe- 4806 1 Fofrestvilie Av tice - Public Art League. Life mem. Art Instl- 

John Benlamin Irfin merchant- b tute. trustee ChicagS Orchestral Assn. Clubs: 

fSSSfTS^&n^Af^^ Chicago, Chicago Literary, Saddle and Cycle, 

Tiftvl Artnm<s- P-rnrJ rMojurn wio-h Washington Park, Chicago Mendelssohn, Chl- 

School 1870 Winf Colfeee AB 1874" ca S Athletic Assn. (one of original board of 

m Chicaec Sect 20 1883 i offve Evaneeline governors and sec. for 15 months). Office: 

m. isiucasVi oepi. ^u, 1090, vjiive jcjva.ngeime T T _J_._ Qf~i,. voWJa "Rooi/ianrxa' T at/->-a TT/-.+OI 

White; 1 daughter: Olive Lida. After grad- Union Stock Yards. Residence. Lakota Hotel, 

nation from college served on local staff of ADAMS, Mllward, mgr. Chicago Auditorium 

the Chicago Evening Journal, as reporter and Theatre; b. Lexington, Ky., Jan. 6, 1857; s. 

asst. city editor, 1874-83; since 1883 grain late Samuel L. (surgeon U. S. Army in Civil 

merchant on Chicago Board of Trade, of which War). Lived at Lebanon, O., 1861-5; Danville, 

Is now a director. Republican. Presbyterian. Ind., 1865-9; employe Wilson Bros., Chicago, 

Club: Union League. Office: 265 LaSalle St. 1871; mgr. Central Music Hall, Chicago, for 

Residence: 5477 Cornell Av. George B. Carpenter, 1879-81; mgr. of same 

ADAMS, John Qnincy, operator In lands and for himself, 1881-7; since then mgr. of Chi- 
loans; b. Troy, Vt., June 16, 1848; s. Benjamin cago Auditorium; mgr. Theodore Thomas Or- 
S. and Susan Smith (Pierce) Adams; ed. at chestra for 10 years; mrr. of the "May Festi- 
Grand River Institute, Austlnburg, O., and at vals." 1882-4, and of the dedicatory cere- 
Cedar Valley Seminary, Osage, la., graduating, monies World's Columbian Exposition, Oct., 
B.S., 1868; m. Albion, la., Dec. 23, 1874, 1892. Clubs: Chicago, Washington Park, Fel- 
Frances C. Smith; 1 son: Benjamin S. Be- lowshlp. Address: Auditorium Theatre, Chl- 
gan business career In 1869 as deputy county cago. 

auditor, Mitchell Co., la., 1 year; traveling ADAMS, Nathaniel Holder, physician; b. 

salesman 10 years; formed partnership with Lexington, O., Jan. 14, 1871; s. Amos S. and 

M. E. Griffin In banking business, as Griffin Elizabeth S. (Holder) Adams; attended com- 

& Adams, Spencer, la,, for 10 years; since mon and high schools of Mansfield, O.; grad. 

1892 identified with large transactions In lands Chicago College of Pharmacy, 1890 (Ph.M.); 

and loans, and since May, 1902, pres. of the grad. Northwestern Med. College, M.D., 1896; 

Adams & Denmead Co., incorporated under m. Chicago, June 2, 1900, Clara R. Melchert. 

the laws of Iowa with a capital of $100,000 Engaged In general practice of medicine and 



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15 



surgery in Chicago, since 1896. Attending phy- 
sician to the Illinois College Hosp. ; prof, 
chemistry and therapeutics, Illinois Med. Col- 
lege. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc., Illinois Med. 
Soc., Am. Med. Assn., The Therapeutic Club. 
Republican. Congregationalist. Ottice: 940 W. 
Madison St. Residence: 887 Jackson Boul. 

ADAMS, Robert H., agent for rolling mill 
corporation; b. Chatham, Ont., July 29, 1871; 
a. Robert and Marion (Ronald) Adams; ed. 
public and high school, Chatham, Ont., to 1887; 
in. Chicago, June 6, 1900, Anna Louise Stew- 
art. After leaving school, 1887, went to De- 
troit, Mich., and entered the employ of the 
Detroit Copper and Brass Rolling Mills as 
clerk, remaining there until 1890, when he 
came to Chicago and was salesman in the 
Chicago branch of the same company until 
1892; then became western sales agent and 
manager of the Chicago branch, which office 
he has ever since retained. The company has, 
at Detroit, one of the largest and most com- 
plete plants of the kind in the United States. 
Mem. Lakeside Lodge A. F. & A. M. Cluba: 
Chicago tfacht, Colonial. Office: 239-241 E. Lake 
St. Residence: 6703 Monroe Av. 

ADAMS, Samuel, lawyer; b. Syracuse, N. Y., 
Nov. 12, 1871; s. Charles True and Emma S. 
Adams; preparatory education at University 
School, Cnicago; grad. A.B., Harvard College, 
1892; studied at Harvard Law School and 
Northwestern University Law School, gradu- 
ating, LL.B., from latter, 1893; m. Belleville, 
111., May 20, 1899, Louise Koerner; 1 son: 
Charles True. Admitted to Illinois bar, 1893; 
engaged in general practice; was of law firm 
of Bancroft & Adams, and since May 1, 1904, 
alone. Prof, of law in Northwestern Univ. 
Law School. Mem. Chicago Bar Assn. and of 
the Legal Club. Democrat. Clubs: University, 
City, Harvard. Office: Monadnock Blk. Resi- 
dence: 3236 Dover St. 

ADAMS, Spencer L., lawyer; b. Skaneateles, 
New York State, June 12, 1870; son of Emer- 
Bon and Annette (Austin) Adams; attended 
public schools 12 years; grad. Cornell Univ., 
A.B., 1893; Yale Univ., LL.B., 1895. Admitted 
to New York bar, Feb. 7, 1896; to Illinois bar 
same year; has been engaged in practice of 
law in Chicago since 1899. Republican. Office: 
100 Washington St. Residence: 48 Bellevue 
Place, Chicago. 

ADAMS, William Grant, lawyer; b. Rock- 
ford, 111., Feb. 1, 1867; s. Samuel H. and Ade- 
laide (Grinnell) Adams; attended Chicago pub- 
lic schools, 1876-81, Genesee Wesleyan Semi- 
nary, Lima, N. Y., 1881-4, graduating, 1884; 
Univ. of Michigan, 1884-9, first three years 
In literary dept. and last two in law dept., 
graduating, LL.B., 1889; m. Oak Park, 111., 
June 24, 1896, Helen A. Lumbard; children: 
Adelaide M., Marjorie H. Since 1890 actively 
engaged in practice of law; devoted mainly 
to railroad law has been attorney for the 
Northwestern Elevated R. R. Co., Union 
Elevated R. R. Co., and Chicago & Oak Park 
Elevated R. R. Co., since 1899. Also director 
Chicago & Oak Park Elevated R. R. Co. Mem. 
Chicago Bar Assn. Republican. Club: Hamil- 
ton. Office: Merchants Loan and Trust Bldg., 
135 Adams St. Residence: 715 N. Euclid Av., 
Oak Park, 111. 

ADAMS, William Porter, manufacturer; b. 
Cambridgeport, Mass., Dec. 26, 1863; s. Sam- 
uel Porter and Caroline W. (Davis) Adams; 
(New England ancestry, distantly related to 
President Adams' family) ; ed. Cambridge, 
Mass., public schools until 10 years of age, 
then in Adelphi College, Brooklyn, N. Y., 
graduating, 1883; m. first, June, 1889, Mary 
Josephine Cook (died Feb. 11, 1895); 1 child: 
Edna; m. second, Oak Park, 111., Mar. 16, 
1897, Maud Prescott; 1 child: Dorothy. Be- 
gan business career in fall of 1884, with 
H. W. Johns Manufacturing Co., New York; 
came to Chicago, 1886, and worked for father's 



firm of Adams & Adams, changed, 1888, to 
Adams & Adams Manufacturing Co., of which 
he was vice-pres. Established Jan., 1890, Ad- 
ams Paint and Oil Co., which was changed 
in March, 1890, to Adams & Elting Co., man- 
ufacturers of paint specialties, and of which 
he is president. Was member of 23rd Regt. 
Cadet Corps, Brooklyn, N. Y.; 1st lieutenant 
13th Regt. Corps, Brooklyn, N. Y.; colonel Or- 
der of the Old Guard, Chicago. Mem. Sons of 
Revolution, S. A. R., Society War of 1812, 
Society of Colonial Wars, Massachusetts So- 
ciety, Adelphi College Alumni. Republican. 
Congregationalist. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, 
Hamilton, Minneapolis Commercial. Office: 155 
Washington Boul. Residence: 858 E. 72d PI. 
ADCOCK, Albert William, retail jeweler; b. 
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Eng., Aug. 
6, 1847; s. Edward and Anne (Posnett) Ad- 
cock; came to Chicago with parents, Mar., 
1850; ed. Dearborn, Scammon and Skinner 
(public) schools, Chicago; m. Chicago, 1873, 
Carrie E. Young; children: Albert Young, Earl 
Edward. Began business career as newspaper 
boy; served apprenticeship of four years with 
Crane Bros., machinists; later was with C. 
L>. Peacock, retail jeweler, for 23 years; since 
1895, vice-pres. of Shourds, Adcock & Teufel 
Co., retail jewelers. Republican. Baptist. Ma- 
son (William B. Warren Lodge, life mem.), 
Wiley M. Egan Chapter, R. A. M.; Apollo 
Commandery K. T. ; Oriental Consistory S. 
P. R. S. ; trustee of Henrietta Snell estate. 
Club: Illinois (trustee 1899-1901). Office: 66 
State St. Residence: 327 Warren Av. 

ADCOCK, Edmund David, lawyer; b. Gales- 
burg, 111., Apr. 29, 1877; s. William and Mary 
J. (Henderson) Adcock; grad. Knox College, 
Galesburg, 111., A.B., in class of 1898, and 
from Northwestern Univ. Law School, LL.B., 
in class of 1902; unmarried. Admitted to bar 
of the Supreme Court of Illinois in June, 1902, 
and was associated with Otis H. Waldo from 
1902 to 1904; since then engaged in the gen- 
eral practice of law as a mem. of the law 
firm of Wood & Fyffe. Democrat. Club: Home- 
wood. Office: N. Y. Yife Bldg. Residence: 232 
E. 47th St. 

ADDZXTOTOir, Keene Harwood, lawyer; b. 
Baltimore, Md., Mar. 3, 1874; s. James D. 
and Emma A. (Martin) Addington; ed. pri- 
vate schools, Norfolk, Va., Norfolk Military 
Acad. and Chicago College of Law; m. Chi- 
cago, June 26, 1901, Florence E. La Victoire; 
one daughter: Florence Elizabeth. Came to 
Chicago from Norfolk, Va., in June, 1890; 
was in law office of John T. Richards; admit- 
ted to bar, Mar. 3, 1895; mem. of firm of 
Richards & Addington, 1 year; then of Mitch- 
ell & Addington, f years; since 1900, with W. 
Clyde Jones in law firm of Jones & Adding- 
ton, and, jointly with Mr. Jones, is official re- 
porter of the Appellate Courts of Illinois, and 
also, jointly with him, in authorship of the 
Supplements of the Annotated Statutes of Illi- 
nois. Mem. Chicago Bar Assn. Republican. 
Mason. Clubs: Hamilton, Kenwood. Office: 100 
Washington St. Residence: 4644 Woodlawn Av. 
ADE, George, author; born Kentland, Ind., 
Feb. 9, 1866; grad. Purdue Univ., 1877; in 
newspaper work in Lafayette, Ind., 1887-90; 
on Chicago Record, 1890-1900. Clubs: Chicago 
Athletic, Washington Park, Chicago Yacht, 
Exmoor, Forty (pres.), Press. Author: Artie; 
Pink Marsh; Doc Home; Fables in Slang; 
More Fables, etc.; The Girl Proposition; In 
Babel. Plays: The Sultan of Sulu; Peggy from 
Paris; The Shogun; The County Chairman; 
The College Widow. Address: Hazelden Farm, 
Brook, Ind. 

ADKHTSON; see also Atkinson. 
ADKINSON", Elmer William*, lawyer; b. 
East Enterprise, Switzerland Co., Ind., Nov. 
28, 1844; s. Samuel and Jane (McHenry) Ad- 
kinson; ed. public schools of native place and 
at Hillsdale College, Mich., graduating, A.B., 



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1868; studied law in office of his brother, at 
Laurenceburg, Ind.; m. Chicago, 1870, Ella R. 
Magee; children: Henry M., Laura R. Admit- 
ted to bar, at Laurenceburg, Ind., Nov., 1868; 
practiced at Aurora, Ind., 1869-73; since then 
In Chicago. Mem. of firm of Magee, Oleson & 
Adkinson, 1873-7; Magee & Adkinson, 1877- 
83; since then In practice alone. Attorney for 
Town of Lake two terms, 1883-4 and 1886-7. 
Republican. Mason, K. T., mem. Royal Arca- 
num and Royal League. Club: Hamilton. Of- 
fice: 160 Washington St. Residence: 5540 
Wentworth Av. 

ADLEB, Sidney, lawyer; b. Chicago, June 
13, 1871; a. Joseph S. and Emma Adler; ed. 
Chicago public schools, and afterward studied 
law In offices; m. Chicago, Sept. 24, 1895, Sara 
Schoenbrun; children: Joseph, Irving. Admit- 
ted to Illinois bar, 1892; formerly associated 
with U. S. Senator Mason, but now of firm 
of Adler & Lederer. Director of Adler Lum- 
ber Co., Standard Forgings Co., Lewiston- 
Waha Land, Water and Power Co.; vice-pres. 
Official Photographic Co., and director In other 
corporations. Democrat. Clubs: Standard, 
Lakeside, Social. Office: Chamber of Com- 
merce. Residence: 3840 Grand Boul. 

ADOLFHTJS, Philip, physician; b. Berlin, 
Prussia, 1829; s. Aaron and Isabella (Gold- 
schmidt) Adolphus; grad. med. dept. Univ. 
of Maryland, M.D., 1853; also honorary M.D., 
Rush Med. College, Chicago, 1873; m. Leba- 
non Springs, N. Y., to Miss Xyrissa M. Bates; 
three children: Norman P., Philip Sidney, 
Edah. Began practice of medicine In 1858; 
asst. surgeon U. S. A., serving during Civil 
War; med. Inspector Board of Health of Chi- 
cago, 1866-73; attending physician, superin- 
tendent and director of Brainard Free Dispen- 
sary, Chicago, 1868-73; attending physician, 
financial supt., med. supt., med. director and 
one of the directors of Central Free Dispen- 
sary, Chicago, 1873-1902; lecturer on obstet- 
rics, spring course, Rush Med. College, 1873; 
lecturer on clinical gynecology, spring course, 
Rush Med. College, 1875; clinical adjunct to 
chair of gynecology, 1875-94, and clinical prof, 
of gynecology, 1894-1902, Rush Med. College; 
one of attending gynecologists, Presbyterian 
Hosp., Chicago, 1886-9; consulting physician, 
Presbyterian Hosp., since 1893. Mem. Ameri- 
can Med. Assn., Chicago Gynecological Soc. 
Mem. Protestant Episcopal Church. Office: 737 
W. Madison St. Residence: 636% Washington 
Boul. 

ADOliFHTTS, Wolfe, capitalist and manu- 
facturer; b. New York City; s. Aaron and 
Belle Adolphus; ed. New York City; m. Pitts- 
burgh, 1880, Emma Hagan; 1 daughter: Ruth. 
Came to Chicago, 1875; established the firm 
of Boles & Kehoe, 1877; since the retirement 
of Mr. Boles, the firm has been known as 
Kehoe & Co., manufacturing confectioners, 
of which he Is a mem.; also is vice-pres. 
A. R. Bremer Co., manufacturers of the Coke 
Dandruff Cure: sec. and treas. the Collins Ice 
Cream Co.; dlr. of the Thompson-Reid Ice 
Cream Co.; dir. Old Channel Mining Co. Pres- 
byterian. Clubs: Calumet,' Chicago Athletic, 
Kenwood, Wausaukee. Office: 105 State St. 
Residence: 2387 Sheridan Rd. 

AD SIT, Charles C., stock and bond broker; 
b. Chicago, July 14, 1855; s. James M. and 
Arville S. Adslt (father was Chicago's first 
banker) ; ed. old Chicago Univ., and at Cor- 
nell Univ.; m. 1890, Mary B. Ashby, of Louis- 
ville, Ky.; children: Charles C., Elizabeth. 
Began business career, 1877, with Merchants 
Loan and Trust Co., later becoming receiving 
teller Commercial Nat. Bank, and afterward 
paying teller Northwestern Nat. Bank until 
1887; since then dealer in stocks, bonds and 
Investment securities. Mem. Chicago Stock 
Exchange (director several years, pres. 1897- 
8), N. Y. Stock Exchange. Clubs: Union, Chi- 



cago. Office: 224 LaSalle St. Residence: 45 
Bellevue PI. 

AFFELD, Charles Ernest, insurance; b. 
Stettin, Prussia, Mar. 10, 1843; s. Carl Gott- 
lieb and Louise Agnes (Dinse) Affeld; came to 
Chicago, Oct., 1847; attended Dearborn school 
ana Bryant & Stratton Business College; clerked 
in drug store 1 year and in law office of Ar- 
rington & Dent; enlisted in Battery B, 1st 
Illinois Light Artillery, May, 1861;. served 3 
years and 3 months; took active part in bat- 
tles of Belmont, Fort Donelson, Shiloh, siege 
of Corinth, Haynes' Bluff, Arkansas Post, 
Champion Hills, siege of Vicksburg, Resaca, 
Dallas, Big Shanty, Kenesaw Mountain arid 
all marches and engagements of 15th corps, 
until July, 1864; then clerked in recruiting 
dept. of provost marshal's office until Apr., 
1865; m. Chicago, July 5, 1868, Helen Waite; 
children: Helen Emelia, Charles Ernest, Jr., 
William C., Olive L. Canvasser for books and 
later kept books for publishing house; insur- 
ance broker, 1868-71; surveyor for New York 
Underwriters' Agency, 1872-3; since 1873 mem. 
Insurance firm of Witkowsky & Affeld. Re- 
publican. Mem. George H. Thomas Post, G. 
A. R. Mem. Chicago Board of Underwriters 
from its organization; mem. Chicago Board 
of Trade since 1873; trustee Acad. of Sciences. 
Clubs: Union League, City, Germania Maen- 
nerchor. Office: 159 LaSalle St. Residence: 1824 
Dlversey Boul. 

AG-AB, James Scanlon, packer; b. Chicago, 
May 17, 1864; s. John and Ellen (Scanlon) 
Agar; ed. Lincoln (public) School, Chicago, to 
1878; m. Chicago, Sept. 15, 1887, Minnie A. 
Dye; children: Eleanor, Ruth, John, Louise, 
Kathryn. After leaving school was for five 
years in employ of the National Bank of Illi- 
nois. In 1885 formed firm of Agar Brothers 
(with William G. Agar) and engaged as 
wholesale dealers in meats until 1899, when 
consolidated with the Agar-Marshall Packing 
Co., under style of Agar Packing Co., of which 
has since been vice-pres. and treas. Pres. of 
Meat Dealers' Assn. of Chicago. Republican. 
Club: Chicago Athletic. Office: 70-2 N. Green 
St. Residence: River Forest, 111. 

AOAB, John, packer; b. Carlow Co., Ireland, 
Oct. 3, 1838; s. John and Mary (Hollings- 
worth) Agar; ed. by private tutor; m. in Ire- 
land, 1862, Ellen Scanlon; children: James S., 
William G., Woodbury S., John T., .Ellen. Es- 
tablished in 1869 as a pork packer and sau- 
sage manufacturer and has so continued, now 
being pres. of The Agar Packing Co., with 
plants at Chicago, Des Moines, la., and Mem- 
phis, Tenn. Republican. Baptist. Club: North 
Shore. Office: 70-2 N. Green St. Residence: 
630 Cleveland Av. 

AGEE, Joseph Alv*y, coal merchant; b. Riv- 
erton, Sangamon Co., 111., May 12, 1866; B. 
Joseph H. and Mary (Thrilkeld) Agee; ed. in 
"little red school-house"; m. Riverton, 111., 
Aug., 1899, Mollie C. Grubb; children: Robert 
E., Jesse A. Reared on farm and was engaged 
In farming until 1890, when became connected 
with the Riverton Coal Co., of which is now 
vice-pres. and gen. mgr. ; since Oct., 1894. 
resident of Chicago. Also pres. and director 
Springfield Coal Mining Co., and director Uni- 
versal Coal Co. Republican. Mason (32). 
Club: Union League. Office: 84 Van Buren St. 
Residence: 5215 Madison Av. 

AQIiEB, Oliver Oscar, lumber; b. Plymouth, 
Ind., July 15, 1869; s. Morris and Mary (Sny- 
der) Agler; ed. public schools of Indiana; m. 
Plymouth, Ind., 1892, Bessie E. Steele; one 
daughter: Katharine. Began business career at 
Marshfield, Wis., in office of the Upham Man- 
ufacturing Co., 1887; came to Chicago, Dec. 
1, 1893, and with Fred. W. Upham engaged in 
the wholesale hardwood lumber business in 
firm of Upham & Agler, in which continues. 
Republican. Clubs: Union League, Chicago 
Athletic, Mid-Day; also Minneapolis Club, of 



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Minneapolis, Minn. Mason, K. T. Office: 215 Caxton Co., school furniture and supplies of 

Dearborn St. which is sec., treas. and managing dir Prea 

AHRENS, John Panlen, LL.B., lawyer; b. Northwestern Univ. Alumni Assn Mem' M E' 
Hamburg, Germany, Oct. 1, 1851; s. Edward A. Church. Republican. Clubs: Evan'ston Evans- 
and Elizabeth M. Ahrens; family removed to ton Golf. Office: 378 Wabash Av Rp^iHonno- 
U. S., 1855, settling in Davenport, la.; ed. in 1608 Ashland Av., Evanston. Ill 
grammar and high schools; studied law in of- ALBAUGH, Henry Preston, mail order mer 
flee of Gen. J. B. Leake, 1868; taught school; chant; b. Johnson Co., Mo. Oct 9 1869- a 
came to Chicago, 1872; m. 1877, Fanny, daugh- Jacob P. and Rebecca (Petry) Albauglv 're- 
ter of Edward and Mary J. Hamblin, of Port- moved with parents to Darke Co O when 6 
land, Me.; children: Edith Louise, Leila M., years old; ed. in public schools and 'National 
Edward H., John P., Jr. Admitted to Illinois Normal Univ., Lebanon, O ; m Darke Co O 
bar, June 7, 1873; deputy clerk of Superior Aug. 27, 1891, Carrie E Sullenbarger- chil- 
Court of Cook County, 1873-5; engaged in law dren: Forrest R., Hazen L., Kathryn R An- 
practlce since 1875; admitted to bar of U. S. thai E., Liston L., Merton V. Taught school 
Supreme Court, 1882. Republican. Baptist. Ma- 6 years; moved to North Manchester Ind 
son. Mem. A. O. U. W., Royal Arcanum, Royal 1896; salesman for Chicago firm, i896-8 ; 
j-ieague, National Union, Independent Order of elected pres. of Manchester College North 
Mutual Aid, Chicago Bar Assn., Chicago Law Manchester, Ind., 1899; served one year- 
Institute. Prof, of the Law of Bailments in moved to Chicago, 1900, and organized the 
Chicago Law School. Office: 70 Dearborn St. corporation of Albaugh Bros., Dover & Co 
Residence: 3218 Vernon Av. conducting now a very extensive mail order 

AIKEN, William James, insurance; b. Fay- business, of which has been pres. from organ- 

etteville, Tenn., June 2, 1848; s. Lorenzo Dow ization. Republican; has taken active part in all 

and Elizabeth (Foster) Aiken; ed. Dickinson campaigns since a voter; was vice-pres precinct 

College, Tenn.; m. Madison, Jefferson Co., Ind., organization in 27th ward of Chicago Mem 

Sallie E. Boyd; children: Florence B. and Brethren Church; sec. board of trustees 

Howard B. (both deceased). Entered Union Brethren Hosp. ; also National Sunday School 

army at 16 as private Co. G, 29th Illinois In- sec. Brethren Church. Office: 341 and 243 

fantry, serving, 1864-5. Studied law but never Franklin St. Residence: 1369 Monticello Av. 

practiced; returned to Illinois, 1867; was en- ALDIS, Arthur Taylor, real estate and trus- 

gaged in mercantile business in Kankakee, tee; b. St. Albans, Vt., July 7, 1860; s Asa 

111.; came to Chicago, May, 1869, and engaged Owen and Mary (Taylor) Aldis; ed. St Paul's 

in commission business. In employ American School, Concord, N. H., and special courses 

Express Co., 1869-87, and was acting super- at Harvard College and Harvard Law School; 

intendent of the company in Wisconsin with m. Chicago, June 8, 1893, Mary Reynolds; one 

headquarters at Milwaukee; returned to Chi- son: Arthur Graham. Mem. firm of Aldis & 

cago, March, 1885, as chief clerk and asst. to Co., formerly Aldis, Aldis, Northcote & Co., 

eneral superintendent of same company, since firm was organized in 1888. Republican' 

ince August, 1889, gen. mgr. Preferred Acci- Episcopalian. Clubs: Chicago, University, On- 

dent Insurance Co. Presbyterian. Mem. Colum- wentsia, Merchants. Office: Monadnock Blk 

bia Post, G. A. R. ; Mason, Shriner. Club: 1111- Residence: Lake Forest, 111. 

nois. Office: The Rookery. Residence: 857 W. ALDIS, Owen Franklin, lawyer; b St Al- 

Monroe St. bans, Vt., June 6, 1853; s. Judge A O and 

AINSLIE, James Stuart, clergyman; b. Ot- Mary (Taylor) Aldis; grad. Yale, 1874- in law 
eego Co., N. Y., May 6, 1856; s. William and Columbian Law School; m. Chicago, 1878, Leila 
Jeannette Ainslie; ed. public schools, Coopers- Houghteling (now deceased). Practiced law 
town, N. Y., Academy and Cornell Univ.; grad- 1877-90, when he retired from active practice 
uating, A.B. ; student at Yale Theological and became trustee of various estates; has 
Seminary; m. Ithaca, N. Y., 1883, Kate Hop- held no public office. Republican. Dir. World's 
kins; children: three boys, three girls. Settled Columbian Exposition, 1893: trustee Field Co- 
in first pastorate at Ogdensburg, N. Y., 1882- lumbian Museum; mem. various archa?olog- 
90; pastor Plymouth Church, Fort Wayne, leal Assns., etc. Pres. and dir. Central Safety 
Ind., 1890-1900; organized North Shore Con- Deposit Co. and Marquette Safety Deposit Co.; 
gregational Church, Chicago, May 6, 1900, and dir. Graceland Cemetery Co., S. G. Taylor & 
has been its pastor ever since. Address: 1448 Son. Clubs: Century, University (New York), 
Lawrence Av. Metropolitan (Washington), Chicago, Chicago 

AINSWORTH, Franklin P., publisher; b. Literary, Onwentsia, Caxton, University, 

Boston, Mass., Sept. 5, 1856; s. Joseph F. and Union (Chicago), etc. Office: Monadnock Bldg. 

Emeline Frances (Gllmore) Ainsworth; ed. Residence: 77 Bellevue PI. 

public schools of Boston, Boston Latin School, ALDRICH, Charles Henry, lawyer; b. La 

and Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute: m. Syra- Grange Co., Ind., Aug. 28, 1850; s. Hamilton 

cuse, N. Y., Oct. 20, 1881, Carrie Gilbert. Be- M. and Harriet Sherwood Aldrich; attended 

gan business with Potter, Ainsworth & Co., school at Ann Arbor, Mich.; grad. Univ. of 

publishers, 1873; remained with firm until its Michigan, 1875 (A.M., Univ. of Michigan, 

consolidation with firm of A. S. Barnes & Co. 1893); m. Oct. 13, 1875, Helen Roberts, Steu- 

and later merged with Am. Book Co. Now ben Co., Ind. Admitted to the bar, 1876; prac- 

with C. G. Ainsworth, in firm of Ainsworth ticed law, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1876-86; since 

& Co., publishers of school books. Eplsco- then in Chicago; solicitor-general, U. S., 1892- 

palian. Trustee and treas. of the Western 3. Republican. Clubs: Union League, Glen 

Theological Seminary and of the Church View. Office: Home Insurance Bldg. Residence: 

Home for Aged Persons; treas. of the Board 625 University PI., Evanston, 111. 

of Missions of the Diocese of Chicago, and ALEXANDER, John T., live stock: b. Mor- 

of the Soc. for Relief of Aged and Infirm gan Co., 111., Nov. 19, 1850; s. late John T. A.. 

Clergy; treas. Diocese of Chicago; vestryman who at one time was the largest cattle feeder 

of Grace Episcopal Church. Office: 378-388 and shipper In America. Entered live stock 

Wnhash Av. Residence: 2309 Calumet Av. commission business, Apr., 1887, at the Union 

ALABASTER, John Lewis, school furniture, Stock Yards, Chicago, and is now senior mem. 

etc.; b. Canandaigua, N. Y., Jan. 10, 1870; e. firm of Alexander, Ward & Conover; m. Of- 

John, D.D. (late pastor Trinity M. E. Church, flee: Exchange Bldg., Union Stock Yards. 

Chicago), and Harriet Ann (Bemlsh) Alabas- Residence: 2607 Prairie Av. 

ter; ed. Indianapolis High School, Northwest- ALEXANDER, William Arthur, insurance; 

ern Acad., Evanston, 111.; Northwestern Univ., b. Corinth, Miss., May 2, 1858; s. James Madi- 

A.B., 1892; m. Perris, Calif., Nov. 7, 1901, Mary son and Elizabeth King (McCord) Alexander; 

Elizabeth Plimpton; 1 son: Lewis Plimpton, ed. public schools and Normal Acad., Paris, 

Since graduation has been connected with the 111., and Tusculum College, Tenn.; m. Chicago, 



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Dec.. 1896, Maude Julia Greene. Since 1885 en- 
gaged in casualty and liability insurance as 
senior mem. of the firm of W. A. Alexander 
& Co. Large owner of real estate on the North 
Shore; founded Exmoor Country Club at High- 
land Park; instrumental in the construction 
and laying out of the Sheridan Road, and now 
vice-pres. of the Sheridan Road Assn. ; trustee 
George A. Fuller estate; chairman of the lia- 
bility insurance committee of the World's 
Fair. Republican. Presbyterian. Mem. Southern 
Society. Clubs: Chicago, Union League, On- 
wentsia, Exmoor, Chicago Golf. Office: 171 La- 
Salle St. Residence: Highland Park. 

AliFOBD, William Eedley, manufacturer; 
b. Brighton, Sussex, Eng., Apr. 8, 1860; s. Will- 
iam and Mary (Page) Alford; ed. in England; 
came to U. S., 1884; m. Council Bluffs, la., 
Jan. 15, 1890, Grace Spooner. Began business 
career in the West Indies in sugar business. 
Studied architecture in England and entered 
the employ of I. Hodson, Council Bluffs, la. 
Engaged as manufacturer of and dealer in 
bank furniture and fitting's since 1887; vice- 
pres. of Ketcham Manufacturing Co., Toledo, 
O., 1891-6; eastern mgr. Ohmee's Sons' Co., 
1896-8; gen. mgr. of same, 1898-1902; since 
1902 of firm of Weary & Alford, manufactur- 
ers of bank furniture and equipments, marble, 
mosaics and tiles. Republican. Office: First 
Nat. Bank Bldg. Residence: 5727 Madison Ay. 
ALLEE, Thaddens Stevens, lawyer; b. Green- 
castle, Ind., Oct. 2, 1869; s. William H. and 
Mary Anne Allee; ed. public schools of Put- 
nam Co., Ind.; grad. DePauw Preparatory 
School; grad. DePauw Univ., 1892; grad. 
Northwestern Univ. Law School, LL.B., Chi- 
cago, June, 1893; m. Richmond, Ind., Sept. 7, 
1897, Jessie Katharine Surface. Admitted to 
Illinois bar, June, 1893; since then in active 
general practice. Republican. Mem. Delta Tau 
Delta, college fraternity; Delta Chi, legal fra- 
ternity. Club: Hyde Park Men's. Office: First 
National Bank Bldg. Residence: 5313 Madison 
Avenue. 

ALLEN, Alonzo Franklin, manufacturer; b. 
Cedar Rapids, la., May 25, 1872; s. Orrin F. 
and Mary O. (Hendry) Allen; grad. Belle 
Plaine (la.) High School, 1887; m. Chicago, 
Oct. 15, 1896, Ida May Mershom; children: 
Franklin Hendry, Lucile May. In employ of 
Chicago & North- Western Ry. Co., at Belle 
Plaine, la., Aug., 1887, to June 1, 1890; in em- 
ploy of Illinois Steel Co., Chicago, June 1, 
1890, to Jan. 1, 1899; entered employ of Ameri- 
can Steel and Wire Co., Jan. 1, 1899; elected 
asst. treas., Apr., 1900; asst. sec. and asst. 
treas., Feb., 1901; sec. and asst. treas. since 
May 6, 1901. Also sec.-treas. and director Co- 
lumbia Wire Co. Republican. Congregational- 
1st. Club: Oak Park. Office: The Rookery. Resi- 
dence: 426 Clinton Av., Oak Park, 111. 

ALLEN, Andrews, contracting engineer; b. 
Madison, Wis., Jan. 11, 1870; s. Prof. William 
Francis and Margaret Loring (Andrews) Al- 
len; grad. Madison High School, 1887; from 
Univ. of Wisconsin, B.S., in civil engineering, 
1891; C.E., 1895; m. Harrisburg, Pa., Oct. 9, 
1894, Margaret Isabel Thomas. Engaged in U. 
S. Geological Survey in Upper Michigan, June, 
1891; with Edge Moor Bridge Works, Wil- 
mington, Del., as draftsman, July, 1891, to 
July, 1893; as asst. engineer, July, 1893, to 
Jan. 1, 1899; contracting engineer, Wisconsin 
Bridge & Iron Co. since 1899; stockholder 
in same since Feb., 1903; company engaged 
In manufacture and sale of steel bridges and 
structural work. Is also vice-pres. and direc- 
tor Allith Manufacturing Co., manufacturers 
of door hangers and hardware specialties, or- 
ganized April, 1901. Mem. Western Soc. of En- 
gineers (treas. since Mar., 1902). Independent 
in politics. Unitarian. Mem. Beta Theta Pi 
Fraternity. Clubs: University of Wisconsin 
Club of Chicago, Quadrangle, Calumet, Engi- 



neers, Chicago Chess and Checkers. Office: 
Monadnock Blk. Residence: 5535 Washington 
Avenue. : 

ALLEN, Benjamin; came to Chicago, 1865, 
with old firm of M. T. Quimby & Co., and suc- 
ceded to business, 1872, under name of Ben- 
jamin Allen & Co. Director Metropolitan West 
Side Elevated Ry. Co., and Silversmiths Build- 
ing Co.; largely interested in other corpora- 
tions. Clubs: Union League, Chicago, Calumet. 
Office: 131 Wabash Av. Residence: 1816 Michi- 
gan Av. 

ALLEN, Charles Linnaeus, lawyer; b. Kala- 
mazoo, Mich., Oct. 22, 1849; B. Dr. J. Adams 
(for many years pres. of Rush Med. College) 
and Mary (Marsh) Allen; removed to Chicago 
in early childhood; ed. Chicago public schools, 
old Chicago Univ. and Denison Univ., Gran- 
vllle, O., graduating, A.B., from latter, 1870; 
m. 1873, Lucy E., daughter of Gen. W. H. 
Powell, now of Belleville, 111.; one daughter: 
Dora Alice. After graduation studied law in 
office of Walker, Dexter & Smith, Chicago 
(original firm founded in 1856); admitted to 
bar, 1878, and became member of that firm, 
which was changed in 1879 to Dexter, Herrick 
& Allen, later to Herrick & Allen; and since 
1898, firm has been Herrick, Allen, Boyesen & 
Martin. Independent in politics. Music lover, 
and has notable library of musical literature. 
Clubs: University, Chicago, Union, Caxton, 
Onwentsia, Saddle and Cycle, Glenview. Office: 
107 Dearborn St. Residence: 536 N. State St. 

ALLEN, Charles Warren, lawyer; b. Dun- 
kirk, N. Y., Apr. 27, 1857; s. William N. and 
Almena Swett Allen; ed. public schools and in 
Northwestern Univ. Law School, graduating 
1881, B.A.; m. Chicago, 1890, Henrietta How- 
ard; 1 daughter: Miriam. Began as law stu- 
dent and asst. in offices of Swett & Higgins 
and later in firm of Quigg & Tuthill. In 1882 
went to New York State and engaged in prac- 
tice at Westfield, N. Y., until 1890, when re- 
turned to Chicago and engaged in practice 
in this city. In 1899 became connected with 
the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co., and 
so continued until the organization, in 1902, 
of the International Harvester Co., of which 
is asst. sec. Republican. Club: Colonial. Of- 
fice: 7 Monroe St. Residence: 568 46th PI. 

ALLEN, Harry Wlndiate, bakers' and con- 
fectioners supplies; b. Chicago, Nov. 23, 1874; 
B. John W. and Emma (Windiate) Allen; ed. 
Chicago public and high schools and business 
college; m. Chicago, June 10, 1897, Winifred 
J. Niswanger; one son: Frank Willis. Began 
business career in 1890, in the business estab- 
lished by his father in 1881 In the wholesale 
manufacture and jobbing of supplies and ma- 
chinery for bakers, confectioners, etc., and 
after becoming of age was admitted to part- 
nership in the firm of J. W. Allen & Co. Re- 
publican. Presbyterian. Office: 208 Washington 
Boul. Residence: 464 Oakley Boul. 

ALLEN, J. Henry, physician and surgeon; 
b. Canada, 1854; s. James W. and Elizabeth 
(Wood) Allen; ed. public schools and Univ. 
of Michigan, graduating, M.D., 1884; m. Tall- 
madge, O., June 23, 1886, Sarah Ray. Engaged 
in practice as homeopathic physician since 
1884. Mem. Internal. Hahnemannian Assn. 
(pres. 1901). Prof, diseases of the skin and 
miasmatics, Hering Med. College; city physi- 
cian Baptist Hosp. and Hering Hosp. Author 
of books: Diseases of the Skin: The Chronic 
Miasms (2 volumes) ; also contributor of prose 
and poetry to literary publications. Republican. 
Seventh-Day Adventist. Office: 92 State St. 
Residence: 4712 Greenwood Av. 

ALLEN, James Lane, lawyer, author; b. 
Lexington, Ky., Mar. 3, 1848; s. Albert and 
Ann E. (Offutt) Allen; grad. Bethany College, 
W. Va., 1867 (M.A., 1880); taught high school; 
admitted to bar; practiced at Omaha, Neb., 
1870-2; in Chicago since 1872; dir. Chicago 
Public Library; m. Josephine E. Fenkell, Wau- 



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kegan, 111., 1870; children: Arabella (Mrs. El- Med. Soc., and Am. Med. Assn. Republican. 

bridge B. Keith). Has written numerous maga- Congregationalist. Office and Residence: 1427 

zine papers and sketches, including: Exodus of Roscoe St. 

the Children of Ham; Aunt Viney's Story; The ALLEBTOIT, Samuel Waters, capitalist; b 

Horseshoe Bend. Author: Allen's Handbook of Amenia Union, Dutchess Co., N. Y., May 26, 

the Nebraska Code. Republican. Clubs: Forty, 1828; brought up on farm; ed. public schools; 

Midlothian. Office: Ashland Bldg. Residence: m. first, Peoria, Illinois, Paduella W Thomp- 

Sheridan Road, Highland Park, 111. son (died 1880); m. second, 1881, Agnes C. 

ALLEN, John William, bakers' and confec- Thompson, sister of first wife; children: Rob- 

tioners' supplies, etc.; b. Ann Arbor, Mich., ert H., Katie R. At 18 began stock raising on 

Sept. 4, 1848; s. Almond B. and Phoebe Allen; nis ow .n account and at 21 had accumulated 

ed. public schools and Olivet College, Michi- about J5.000, with which purchased stock farm 

gan; m. East Leroy, Mich., Nov. 30, 1878, ln Ptt Co., 111., and became successful breed- 

Emma Windiate; one son: Harry Windiate. er , and raiser of stock, and has always re- 

Was engaged in business in Michigan as a tained farm interests (now owning 40,000 

flour miller until 1872 when he came to Chi- acres of farms in Illinois, Ohio and Iowa), 

cago, and after employment with other firms, though resident of Chicago since 1856; in- 

established on his own account under the style vested in Chicago real estate; was one of 

of J. W. Allen & Co., to which he afterward earliest and most active promoters of modern 

admitted his son as a partner; firm are whole- stock-yards as cattle markets; has extensive 

sale manufacturers, handling a general line of interests in the stock-yards in Chicago, Oma- 

supplies and machinery for bakers, confec- ha > Ea st St. Louis and Pittsburgh; formerly 

tioners, soda dispensers, Ice cream manufac- pres. Allerton Packing Co., now pres. Allerton- 

turers, hotels, etc. Republican. Presbyterian. Clarke Co. and The Arcade File Works; vice- 

OfHce: 208 Washington Boul. Residence: 464 pres. Art Marble Co.; director Chicago City 

Oakley Boul R V- Co., First National Bank, First Trust and 



public schools and grad. from Davenport the 

High School in June, 1880 followed by several W x a p S os ^ t n ion h f . 

St la June 26 V> 1888 K^rine A?2uSte Soc of Mayflower Descendants. Clubs: Calu^ 

port, la., June ^O, ISoo, iiatnenne AUgUSia jnpf TTnlon Lpae^llP Wa<?hinetr>n 

Ballard; children: Leon Ballard, Priscilla, g^i Maraiiettf Office- Fifst 

Francis Gerauld. News editor Davenport Ga- gfj'- Residence-' 1936 Prairie A v 

zette, 1880-1; yard clerk and asst. cashier lo- ] e. 1936 Prairie Av. 

cal freight office of the Chicago, Rock Island ,, A J? IlIN< *' Charles, Jr., lawyer, alderman; b. 

& Pacific Ry. at Davenport, July, 1881, to Sept., Madison, Ind., Dec. 13, 1865; s. Charles and 

1882, and has ever since continued with the Harriet Ann (Scoyel) Ailing; ed. public 

same company, serving as asst. ticket agent, schools, Madison, Ind., 1871-9; Hanover (Ind.) 

1883-8, ticket agent, 1888-93, and general College, 1879-85, graduating, A.B. (A.M. con- 

agent, 1893-8 for the company at Davenport, *fwkl by same, 1889); grad. law dept. Univ. 

la.; asst. general passenger agent, Dec., 1898 of Michigan LL.B., 1888. Admitted to bar, 

to Oct., 1901, first asst general passenger 1888; engaged in practice in Chicago; since 

agent, Oct., 1901, to Aug., 1902, at Chicago; 1902 (with Frederick A. Brown) of law firm 

general passenger agent for Rock Island lines of Brown & Ailing. Atty. for Protective 

east of the Missouri River, Aug., 1902, to May, -^^ en y for Women and Children since 1895. 

1903; general passenger agent to all of the Republican. Judge advocate, 1st Brigade, I. 

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific lines since N. G, since May 6 1902; alderman of old 3d 

May 20, 1903. Republican. Trustee Union Ward, 1897-1901; of new 2d Ward, 1901-5; 

Church, Kenilworth. Club: Union League. Of- mem - J udlc ^ a J7 c m n mlt l ee , since 1897; finance 

flee: La Salle St. Station. Residence: Kenil- committee, 1899-1900; chairman committee on 

worth 111 sas, oil and electric light, 1902-3; chairman 

TT-T.KT nru,,, n * T . v, T ^/io, r- on committee on streets and alleys, south, 

nn^ "j?? 1 ?? 10 ?? ara ^m' D ' 5 b * ^or.l Q rt 1900-1, in city council; one of two aldermen 

Ont., Oct. 14. 1863; s William and Margaret on New Chart er Convention, 1902-3. Presby- 

^t i n ssi <^ : i/ rad H S U ? e fl,? f^fc ffiffiS terian; deacon 1st Presbyterian Church; was 

( ^? A ^a? ' ' cla : ss !V? n rn I a " Grand Tribune (executive sec.) of Sigma Chi 

chemistry, M.A 1889); M D. Northwestern Fra ternity, 1888-90; editor Sigma Chi Quar- 

S n L v 'i S hl ^ 0> ri 898: * m -/? u * ly 1 2 > .,1 890 ' fettle terly i8 J 88 .95. M em. South Side Property 

Mabel Fralick, Toronto, Ont.; children: Clara, owners' and Business Men's Assn. Mason; 

Ruth, William, Richard. Demonstrator and in- chevalier Bayard Commandery, K. T. Club: 

structor Queen's Univ., 1888-9; science master Union League. Office: Unity Bldg. Residence: 

in Seaforth and Ingersoll, Ont., 1890-3; prof. 47 E 22d St 

chemistry, Armour Institute of Technology, ALLISON, Campbell, lawyer; b. Bardolph, 

1894-8; Univ Extension lecturer on chemistry, McDonough Co., 111.. Dec. 27, 1859; B. Thomas 

Un *i\- of C N? ica 5' ^ 895 - 8 i T 1 , nstri i9 l t ft , r , clinica . 1 Milton and Eliza Jane Allison; ed. Wesleyan 

medicine, Northwestern Univ., 1901-3; prof. Unlv . ot imnO is and at Hanover (Ind.) Col- 

diseases of children, Post-Graduate Med. lege: taught natural science in a school at 

School 1903; asst. prof, pediatrics. College of Qreensburg, Ind., 1882-5, of which he later be- 

Physicians and Surgeons, 1904. Address: 5661 came principal; studied law under Leonard 

W ?SU^fiL on Yi Swett (former partner of Abraham Lincoln); 

ALLEN, William D., pres. and dir. W. D. came to Chicago in 1886; unmarried. Admitted 

Allen Mfg. Co., brass founders and manufac- t o bar, 1888, and engaged In general practice 

turers leather belting and general mill sup- ot j aw . Republican. Clubs: Marquette, Por- 

phes; married. Mem. S. A. R. Clubs: Union po i se Swimming. Office: 84 Washington St. 

League, Glen View. Office: 151 Lake St. Resi- Residence: Marquette Club. 

dence: 1231 Hinman Av., Evanston, 111. AIiIiPOBT, Frank, M.D., eye and ear sur- 

ALLEN, William aray, physician; b. Chlca- geon; b. Watertown, N. Y., Feb. 22, 1856; 8. 

go, Jan. 26, 1874; s. John and Jessie (Gray) W. W. and Sarah M. (Haddock) Allport; ed. 

Allen; ed. Chicago public schools and North- Chicago Univ. and Racine College; grad. Chl- 

western Univ. Med. School, graduating, M.D., cago Med. College, 1876; studied medicine at 

1896; m. Bradford, 111., Sept. 7, 1904, Amelia Heidelberg, Germany, 2 years; m. Oct. 26, 

Harrison Arundale. Engaged In general prac- 1880, Kate A. Ell wood, Sycamore, 111. Prac- 

tice as physician nnd surgeon in Chicago since ticed medicine Sycamore, 111., for 5 years; eye 

1896. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc., Illinois State and ear surgery in Minneapolis, Minn., 10 



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years; since then in Chicago. When in Minne- 1887, as the Alsip Brick Company, of which he 

apolis was prof, clinical ophthalmology and was pres. Residence: 445 Ashland Boul 

otology, Minnesota State Univ., and eye and ALTMAN, William Martyn, western mgr 

ear surgeon to many hosps., institutions, rail- the John J. Crooke Co., manufacturers of tin 

ways, etc. Now clinical prof, ophthalmology foil; b. Davenport, la., Dec. 28, 1868; s James 

and otology to Northwestern Univ.; eye and S. and Laura C. (Pond) Altman; grad public 

ear surgeon to St. Luke's and Wesley hosps.; schools of Davenport, la.; m. Sept 28 1904 

consulting eye and ear surgeon to Chicago Miss Ethel Gardner. Came to Chicago in 1884 

Board of Education, Chicago & North-Western and was with Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & 

Ry. and Chicago & Eastern Illinois Ry. Trus- Co., wholesale hardware, for 6 years prior to 

tee Illinois Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, entering the employ of the John J Crooke Co 

Clubs: University, Washington Park. Resi- of New York, manufacturers of printed, plain 

dence: 2108 Prairie Av. Office: Chicago Savings colored and embossed tin foil in pure tin and 

Bank Bldg. compound metal, rollers of block tin, and sheet 

AJ.LFOBT, Walter Heydock, physician; b. lead, and since January, 1899, has been west- 
Chicago, 1863; B. W. W. and Sarah Maria ern mgr. for that company. Veteran of the 
(Haddock) Allport; ed. Univ. of Michigan and 1st Regt. I. N. G. Has always taken interest 
Northwestern Univ., graduating, M.D., 1884; in all athletics, baseball, bowling, yachting 
m. Chicago, 1889, Harriet Hamilton; children: etc. Mason, K. T., Shriner (Medinah Temple) 
Henry Hamilton, Caroline, Harriet Hubbard, Clubs: Lincoln Park, Fox Lake Yacht Office- 
Katherine. Since 1884 has been engaged in 149 Fulton St. Residence: River Forest, 111 
steady practice; asst. chief surgeon Illinois ALTON, William, Jr., lawyer; b. Genesee 
Central R. R.; surgeon St. Luke's Hosp.; for- Co., N. Y., Apr. 5, 1862; s. William and Caro- 
merly prof, anatomy in Northwestern Univ. line (Bainbridge) Alton; ed. Chicago High 
and former surgeon Cook Co. Hosp. Mem. Chi- School and Princeton Univ., graduating A B 
cago Med. Soc. and Chicago Surgical Soc. 1884; studied law with Hon. Wm C Goudy 
Presbyterian. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Ger- and John P. Wilson; m. Chicago, Oct 15 1889 
mania, Saddle and Cycle. Office: 85 Rush St. Lina E. Wilson; children: Milton Hugh Wil- 
Residence: 35 Bellevue PI. liam Carol, Lina Wilson. Admitted to bar, 

AI.MES, Herman Earhart, physician; b. 1887; since then engaged in general practice, 

Long-Run, Armstrong Co., Pa., Dec. 28, 1867; making a specialty in real estate, land, etc. 

s. Samuel A. and Mary (Hineman) Almes; Republican. Methodist. Mem. Chicago Bar 

ed. public schools and at Elders Ridge (Pa.) Assn. and Law Club. Clubs: University, Home- 

Acad.; grad. med. dept. Univ. of Wooster, wood. Office: 191 Clark St. Residence: 2522 

Cleveland, O., M.D., July 24, 1889, and med. Prairie Av. 

dept. Western Univ. of Pennsylvania, Mar. 27, AIiVOBD, John Watson, hydraulic and sani- 
1890; m. Cochran Mills, Pa., Dec. 30, 1891, tary engineer; b. Boston, Mass., Jan. 25, 1861; 
Cora Carnahan. Practiced medicine at Mur- s. Rev. John Watson and Myrtilla Mead 
raysville, Pa,, Apr. 4, 1890, to Sept., 1890; at (Peck) Alvord; ed. Washington, D. C.; m. Chi- 
Cochran Mills, Pa., Sept., 1890, to Sept., 1896; cago, 1889, Helen C. Cornell. Engaged in the 
since then in Chicago, with general med. construction of the Hyde Park Station of the 
practice. Mem. Am. Med. Assn., Illinois State Chicago Water Works from 1880-4, also the 
Med. Soc., Chicago Med. Soc. Formerly mem. enlargement of the Lake View pumping sta- 
Armstrong Co. (Pa.) Med. Soc. and of Missis- tions, 1884-8; city engineer of Lake View, 
sippi Valley Med. Soc. Examiner for Protected now Chicago, 1884-8; designed the sewer sys- 
Home Circle, for Court of Honor, for Colum- terns of Lake View and Cicero and from 1890-3 
bian Knights and I. O. O. F. Republican. Resi- had an important position in charge of the 
dence: 4249 Indiana Av. Office: 4255 Indiana engineering dept. at World's Columbian Expo- 
Avenue, sition under director of works; since 1893 in 

AIiSCHTTLEB, Samuel, lawyer; b. Chicago, practice as consulting sanitary and hydraulic 
Nov. 20, 1859; s. Jacob and Caroline Alschuler; engineer throughout the Central West, design- 
family moved to Aurora, 111., 1861; ed. Aurora ing and constructing sewer systems for over 
High School; unmarried. Was clerk in general 50 municipalities, water works for 23 cities, 
store, 2 years; studied law in office in Aurora; water power plants in 12 localities, sewage 
admitted to Illinois bar, 1881; Democratic can- disposal plants, dams, reservoirs, and other 
didate for Congress, 1892, defeated; mem. miscellaneous work. Author of a number of 
State Commission of Claims, 1893-6; mem. leg- engineering papers and published public re- 
islature, 1896-1900; Democratic candidate for ports. Mem. Am. Soc. Civil Engineers, Western 
governor, Illinois, 1900, defeated. Mem. Chi- Soc. of Engineers, Am. Water Works Assn., 
cago law firm Kraus, Alschuler & Holden Am. Public Health Assn., Am. Acad. of Po- 
since Feb., 1901. Democrat. Office: Tribune litical and Social Science, Illinois Soc. of S. A. 
Bldg. Residence: Aurora, 111. R. Presbyterian. Mem. Y. M. C. A. Clubs: En- 

AIiSIF, Frank, retired brick manufacturer; gineers, City. Office: Hartford Bldg. Residence: 

b. Pittsburgh, Pa., Nov. 17, 1827; ed. common 5447 Kimbark Av. 

schools; m. Pittsburgh, Jan. 30, 1855, Mary AMBEBG, John Henry, merchant; b. Mineral 
Jane, daughter of James and Jennie (Smith) Point, Wis., Dec. 23, 1853; s. John A. and Mar- 
Smiley; children: William H., Frank B. Began garet (Hoeffler) Amberg; ed. public schools, 
work in a brick yard in Pittsburgh -at 12; ap- Mineral Point, Wis., to 1868; m. Chicago, June 
prenticed, 1844, to McClelland & Ecker, mason 7, 1881, Mary Emily Plamondon; children: Al- 
contractors of Pittsburgh, to learn the brick- fred A., Florence A., Ethel M., Lucy E. In 1868 
layer's trade; was journeyman bricklayer and came to Chicago and began business career 
foreman until 1849; crossed the plains, 1849, with Culver, Page & Hoyne, stationers, print- 
and became a prospector for gold in Califor- ers, etc.; in 1870 became connected with the 
nia; returned 1852 and worked as bricklayer house of Cameron, Amberg & Co., stationers, 
for a year; mem. firm of McClelland & Alsip, printers, binders and blank book makers, and 
contractors and builders, Pittsburgh, 1853: in 1878 was admitted to partnership in the 
firm established their own brickyards, 1854; firm. Is also director of the Amberg File and 
removed to Prairie-du-Chien, Wis., 1857, estab- Index Co., and of the Loretto Iron Co. Inde- 
lishing as builder and contractor, with brick- pendent in politics. Club: Washington Park, 
yards and kilns at Prairie-du-Chien, and later Office: 71-73 Lake St. Residence: 3433 Michi- 
also at McGregor, la. After Chicago fire es- gan Av. 

tablished in the brick manufacturing business AMBERG, John Ward, mgr. of Loretto Iron 

here as a mem. of the firm of Hayt & Alsip, Co.; b. Chicago, Aug. 10, 1870; s. William A. 

Incorporated, 1889, as the Hayt & Alsip Co.; and Sarah Agnes (Ward) Amberg; ed. St. 

also established, with a son, in 1885, the firm Ignatius College, Chicago; m. Chicago, June 7 

of F. & W. H. Alsip, which was incorporated, 1904, Marie L. Inderrieden. Dir. and gen. mgr. 



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of the Loretto Iron Co. since 1901. Was hon- 
orary commissioner for World's Columbian 
Exposition to Republic of Colombia; mem. of 
the advisory board of the county agent and 
out-door relief, 1903. Mem. Lake Superior Min- 
ing Institute; Visitation and Aid Soc. R. C. 
Clubs: Chicago Literary, Chicago Athletic, 
Glen View. Office: 438-452 Fulton St. Resi- 
dence: 461 N. State St. 

AMBERQ, Theodore Jacob, sec. Amberg 
File and Index Co.; b. Mineral Point, Wis., 
Sept. 12, 1858; s. John A. and Margaret (Hoef- 
fler) Amberg; ed. private school. Mineral 
Point, Wls., to June, 1871; Scammon School, 
Chicago, to June, 1872; Central High School, 
Chicago, to Feb., 1874; m. Chicago, Sept. 7, 
1881, Bertha A. Atkins; children: Arthur John, 
Theodore William, Harold Vincent, Robert At- 
kins, Paul Gregory, Edward Joseph, William 
Cameron. Began as printer in the printing of- 
fice of Cameron, Amberg & Co., Feb., 1874; 
transferred to counting room, same firm, 1877; 
mem. of firm since 1885, conducting their let- 
ter file business, and when that portion of the 
business was separated and incorporated, Jan. 
24, 1889, also became sec. and mgr. of the 
Amberg File & Index Co. Was made a direc- 
tor, 1897. of the Loretto Iron Co., operating an 
iron mine in Loretto, Mich., and retains said 
position. Is pres. of the Public Publishing Co., 
which publishes a weekly political paper, The 
Public. Firm believer in and advocate of the 
political principles advanced by Henry George. 
Mem. Henry George Assn. of Chicago. Roman 
Catholic. Office: 438 Fulton St. Residence: 1820 
Melrose St. 

AMBEBG, William A., manufacturer; b. Alb- 
stadt, near Hanau, Bavaria, July 6, 1847; s. 
John A. and Margaret (Hoeffler) Amberg; re- 
moved with parents to Mineral Point, Wis., 
1852; ed. common schools and Sinsinawa 
Mound College; m. Sept. 7, 1869, Sarah Agnes, 
daughter of late James Ward, Chicago; chil- 
dren (living): John Ward, Mary Agnes, Gene- 
vieve. Was clerk in dry goods store, Mineral 
Point, Wis., 1860-4; came to Chicago, Jan. 2, 
1865; bookkeeper Culver, Page & Hoyne, sta- 
tioners, 1865-70; one of founders, Cameron, 
Amberg & Co., stationers and printers, 1870, 
retired 1890. In 1868 invented system of flat 
letter filing now in universal use, and numer- 
ous other devices in that line; established 
branch houses for this business in New York. 
1872, and in London, 1875. Founded town of 
Amberg, Wis., 1887, by establishing granite 
works, and later town of Athelstane, Wis. 
Pres. Amberg File and Index Co.; pres. Am- 
berg Granite Co.; treas. Loretto Iron Co., and 
director "in other corporations. Office: 438-452 
Fulton St. Residence: 449 N. State St. 

AMBLER. Eugene, coal; b. Milwaukee, Wls., 
May 23, 1875; s. Frank W. and Julia (Belden) 
Ambler; grad. West Division High School, 
Chicago. 1893; m. Chicago, Oct. 24, 1899, Mittie 
C. Strong; one daughter: Frances. Began busi- 
ness career as bookkeeper in Chicago office of 
Detroit Stove Works, 1893-6; in the wholesale 
coal business with the Marmet Co. and the 
Consolidated Coal Co. until 1903, when he en- 
gaged in the same business on own account 
under firm name of Eugene Ambler & Co.: 
later (1905) becoming a member of firm of 
Richards, Ambler & Co. 32 Mason; Shriner; 
K. T. Republican. Baptist. Office: 303 Dear- 
born St. Residence: 722 Pine Grove Av. 

AMES, John C., U. S. marshal for Northern 
Dist. of Illinois; b. Freedom Twp., LaSalle 
Co., 111.. July 17, 1852; s. Isaac and Aurella 
Ames; od. public schools and State Normal 
Univ., Normal, 111.; m. Mar. 2, 1875, Minerva, 
daughter of John and Elizabeth Ross, Lacon, 
111.; one son: Isaac Carlos Ames. Since leaving 
school has made home in Streator, 111.; became 
connected with drug trade, but later opened a 
large hardware store and subsequently organ- 
ized the J. C. Ames Lumber Co., of which he 



Is still head; organized City National Bank of 
Streator, 1891, and was Its pres. until appoint- 
ed by Pres. McKinley, Jan.. 1898, to be U. S. 
marshal. Active and prominent In Republican 
party of Illinois; elected Mayor of Streator, 
1885, and 1887; declined third term; canal 
commissioner for 4 years .under Gov. Fifer. Of- 
fice: Post Office Bldg. 

ANDERSON, Alexander Fierce, botanist, in- 
ventor; b. Red Wing, Minn., Nov. 22, 1862; s. 
John and Britta M. (Gustafson) Anderson 
(natives of Sweden); early education, Goodhue 
Co., Minn., schools: grad. Univ. of Minnesota, 
B.S., 1894, M.S., 1895; Ph.D., Univ. of Munich, 
1897; m. Highlands, N. C., Aug. 11, 1898, Lydla 
Johnson. Taught country schools and at same 
time farmed, previous to entering Univ. of 
Minnesota, 1890, State botanist Clemson Col- 
lege, S. C., 1896-9; asst. prof, of botany, Univ. 
of Minnesota, 1899-1900; since Aug., 1901, 
curator Herbarium, Columbia Univ. Inventor 
of new processes of treating cereal grains and 
starch materials, converting them directly into 
foods, etc., for man, by the use of dry heat 
under pressure; has taken out several Ameri- 
can and foreign patents. Address: Railway 
Exchange Bldg. 

ANDERSON, Charles Palmerston, P. E. bish- 
op coadjutor of Chicago; consecrated Feb. 24, 
1900; b. Kemptville, Can.; s. Henry and Maria 
R. Anderson; ed. Trinity College School, Port 
Hope, Ont., and Trinity Univ., Toronto (D.D. 
same); m. Belleville. Ont., Sept., 1889, Janet 
Glass. Ordained, 1888; in charge Breachburg, 
Can., 1888-91: Grace Church, Oak Park, 111., 
1891-1900. Club: University. Author: The 
Christian Ministry, 1902. Office: Masonic Tem- 
ple. Residence: 1612 Prairie Av. 

ANDERSON, John, publisher; b. Voss, Nor- 
way, 1836; brought by parents to Chicago, 
1844; s. Andrew and Laura (Sampson) Ander- 
son; attended public school 1 year; father 
died, and at 12 he had the support of a 
mother and baby sister placed upon him; be- 
came apple peddler, worked in butcher shop, 
carried newspapers; learned typesetting; be- 
came printer on Chicago Tribune; established 
"Skandinaven," a Norwegian newspaper, 1866; 
lost all in great fire, 1871; borrowed money 
and re-established paper (now the leading 
Norwegian paper of the U. S.), daily, Sunday, 
and semi-weekly; pres. John Anderson pub- 
lishing Co.; also conducts large job printing 
office, bindery and book publishing dept. ; m. 
1st, Racine, Wis.. 1859. Maria C. Frank (died, 
1874); 1 child: Frank Seward; m. 2d, Chicago, 
1875, Julia Sampson; children: Maria (now 
Mrs. Arthur Eilert), O. Louis M., John A. The 
completion of a third of a century by the 
Skandinaven was celebrated May 2, 1899, by 
a banquet at Chicago, attended bv represen- 
tative Norwegians of the U. S. Office: 185 N. 
Peorla St. Summer Residence: Lake Ripley: 
Residence: 646 Cleveland Av. 

ANDERSON. Norman Kendall, lawyer; b. 
Chicago, Dec. 24, 1876; s. Rev. Galusha Ander- 
son, S.T.D., LL.D. (pres. old Univ. of Chicago, 
1878-85, etc.), and Mary E. (Roberts) Ander- 
son; ed. Univ. of Rochester, N. Y., 1894-5, 
Univ. of Chicago, 1897-8 (B.A.), then Law Dept. 
Univ. of Mich., 1898-1901 (LL.B.); m. Detroit, 
Mich., Sept. 3, 1902, Louise Holden. Admitted 
to bar by Supreme Court of Illinois, Dec. 15, 
1901; since then engaged in general practice 
of law in Chicago. Republican. Clubs: Chicago 
Literary, Quadrangle. Mem. Alpha Delta Phi 
(college fraternity), Phi Delta Phi (legal 
fraternity). Office: 100 Washington St. Resi- 
dence: 25'2 E. Sixtv-second St. 

ANDERSON, William Hamilton, lawyer; b. 
CarUnville, 111., Aug. 8, 1874; s. William E. P. 
and Nellie, (Hamilton) Anderson; grad. Carlin- 
ville High School. 1888, Blackburn College, 
CarUnville, B.S.. 1892; Univ. of Michigan Law 
School. LL.B., 1896; m. CarUnville, 111., Oct. 23, 
1901, Clarice Otwell; one son: Frederick Ot- 



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well Anderson. Taught school In Greene and 
Macoupin cos., 111., 1892-4; admitted to Illi- 
nois bar, 1896; engaged in general practice of 
law at Carlinville, 111., 1896-1900; attorney 
Anti-Saloon League of Illinois, Springfield, 
111., Jan. 1 to Nov., 1900; since Nov. 13, 1900, 
supt. of the Anti-Saloon League of Illinois. 
Asso. editor American Issue, official organ of 
the League; since Dec., 1903, mem. Headquar- 
ters Committee of Am. Anti-Saloon League. 
Author of Local Option Bill introduced in Illi- 
nois Legislature and now an issue in Illinois 
politics; formerly active in Epworth League 
and pres. Springfield Dist. League, 1898-1902; 
mem. Gen. Conf. M. E. Church at Los Angeles, 
Calif., 1904, and sec. of its Temperance com- 
mittee; elected sec. of the Board of Mgrs. of 
Temperance Soc. of M. E. Church, Nov., 1904; 
chairman of its standing committee on legis- 
lation. Club: City. Office: First National Bank 
Bldg. Residence: 2779 N. Ashland Av. 

ANDERSON, William Harkness, broker; b. 
Sandusky, O., Aug. 7, 1831; s. Wesley and 
Louisa (Harkness) Anderson; ed. public 
schools; m. Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 10, 1854, 
Hannah T. Pickands; children: Samuel P., 
Ella Louisa (Mrs. James L. Worthington), 
Adah M. Began experience in grain business at 
Philadelphia, Pa., as an exporter, in which 
continued until 1863; came to Chicago and tee- 
came a mem. of the firm of S. S. Williamson & 
Co., in the grain commission business and was 
also interested in grain business in Milwau- 
kee. Since 1867 in business alone as a com- 
mission merchant and broker in grain and pro- 
visions. Mem. Chicago Board of Trade. Office: 
Postal Telegraph Bldg. Residence: 618 Wash- 
ington Boul. 

ANDREWS, Albert Henry, physician; b. Os- 
kaloosa, la,, Dec. 21, 1861; s. Benjamin C. and 
Mary (Bruft) Andrews; grad. Med. Dept., 
Univ. of Iowa, 1889; m. Alton, Kan., 1886, 
Hattie Frazey; children: Jay W., Loire. Began 
practice of medicine, 1889, first at Marion, la., 
and later at Springvllle, la., in general prac- 
tice until 1895; since then in special practice 
in Chicago as oculist and aurlst. Prof, of otol- 
ogy. Post-Graduate Med. School; oculist and 
aurist and director, German Am. Hosp. ; eye 
and ear surgeon, Chicago, Rock Island & Pa- 
cific R. R. Mem. Am. Acad. Ophthalmology 
and Oto-Laryngology, Chicago Laryngologlcal 
and Cllmatological Assn., Am. Med. Assn., Chi- 
cago Med. Soc., Illinois State Med. Soc. Club: 
Physicians. Republican. Methodist. Office: 100 
State St. Residence: 4714 Greenwood Av. 

ANDREWS, Alfred Hinidale, manufacturer 
and merchant; b. New Britain, Conn., Dec. 25, 
1838; s. Alfred and Mary L. (Shipman) An- 
drews: ed. graded school and high school of 
New Britain. Conn., and Suffield (Conn.) In- 
stitute; m. Milwaukee, Wis., Feb. 6. 1872, Ella 
Matson; children: Bertha Matson, Herbert 
Cornelius. Clerk for the Holbrook School Ap- 
paratus Co. of Chicago, 1857-65. In 1865 en- 
gaged in business on his own account under 
firm name of A. H. Andrews & Co., becoming 
extensive manufacturers of and dealers in 
school furniture and supplies, opera chairs, 
church, bank, lodge and office furniture, etc. 
The firm was incorporated 1896 as the A. H. 
Andrews Co., of which he is pres. Republican. 
Congregationalist. Mem. Soc. of Colonial 
Wars. Office: 174-176 Wabash Av. Residence: 
Lombard. Du Page Co.. 111. 

ANDREWS. Carlo* Samuel, lawyer; b. Anna- 
wan, Henry Co., 111., Feb. 16. 1871; B. Samuel 
L. and Frances (Talbot) Andrews; ed. public 
nchools; grad. Doane College. Crete, Neb., A.B., 
1890. and Northwestern Univ. Law School, 
LL.B., 1895; unmarried. After graduation 
from college In 1890 entered employ of the 
Burlington & Missouri River R. R., in Ne- 
braska, until 1893, when entered on law 
course; admitted to bar by Supreme Court of 
Illinois, 1895; associated with law firm of 



Paden & Gridley until May 1, 1898; since then 
in association with Eugene G. Fassett In law 
firm of Fassett & Andrews. Mem. Chicago Bar 
Assn. Republican. Congregationalist. Clubs: 
Ravenswood, Skokie Country. Office: 204 Dear- 
born St. Residence: 2583 N. Hermitage Av. 

ANDREWS, Clement Walker, librarian John 
Crerar Library since 1895; b. Salem, Mass., 
Jan. 13, 1858; s. Joseph and Judith (Walker) 
Andrews; grad. Harvard, 1879 (A.M., 1880); 
instructor of chemistry, 1883-95, and librarian, 
1889-9.5, Massachusetts Institute of Technol- 
ogy. Unmarried. Mem. Am. Library Assn., etc.; 
hon. mem. Cobden Club: Clubs: Onwentsia, 
Union, University, Chicago Literary (vice- 
pres.). Office: The John Crerar Library. Resi- 
dence: Union Club. 

ANDREWS, Edward Wyllya, surgeon; b. 
Chicago, Mar. 25, 1856; B. Dr. Edmund and 
Sarah E. (Taylor) Andrews; ed. Babcock's and 
Palmer's private Acads., Northwestern Univ., 
A.B., 1878, A.M., 1881, Chicago Med. College, 
M.D., 1881, Univ. Vienna, Austria, 1884-5; m. 
Bloomington, 111., 1890, Alice Scranton Davis 
(daughter G. P. Davis, granddaughter of Hon. 
David Davis, Judge and vice-pres. of U. S., and 
U. S. Senator); children: Edmund, Eleanor. 
Engaged In practice as surgeon in Chicago, 
since 1881; since 1883 prof, surgery in North- 
western Univ. Med. School. Surgeon Mercy 
Hosp. since 1881, Michael Reese Hosp., 1891, 
Wesley Hosp., 1900, consulting surgeon Provi- 
dent Hosp., 1904, Captain-Surgeon I. N. G. 
1884; U. S. Surgeon, Bureau of Pensions, 
since 1889. Author of Surgery of the Stomach; 
New Methods of Herniotomy; Rectal and Anal 
Surgery, etc. President Chicago Surgical Soc.; 
mem. Am. Med. Assn., Am. Surgical Assn., Il- 
linois State Med. Soc., Cook Co. Med. Soc., 
Mississippi Valley Med. Assn., Trl-State 
Med. Soc. Mem. Loyal Legion. Club: Univer- 
sity. Office: 100 State St. Residence: 2525 Prai- 
rie Av. 

ANDREWS, Frank Taylor, physician; b. 
Chicago, Apr. 10, 1858; B. Edmund and Sarah 
E. (Taylor) Andrews; ed. Chicago public 
schools, Chicago Acad., Northwestern Univ., 
A.B., 1881, A.M., 1885; Chicago Med. College, 
M.D., 1884; m. Chicago, 1893, Miss C. M. Gal- 
lup; children: Frank T., Jr., Howard Gallup, 
Robert Harvey, Susannah Elizabeth. In prac- 
tice of medicine in Chicago since 1884; special- 
ist in gynecology. Prof, gynecology In med. 
school of Northwestern Univ.; gynecologist to 
Mercy and Wesley Hosps. Mem. Am. Med. 
Assn., Illinois State Med. Soc., Chicago Med. 
Soc., Chicago Gynecological Soc., Mississippi 
Valley Med. Assn., Sigma Chi and Phi Rho 
Sigma fraternities. Republican. Clubs: Chicago 
Literary, University. Office: 100 State St. Resi- 
dence: 4589 Oakenwald Av. 

ANDREWS, Jamea Boy, sec. and treas. An- 
drews & Johnson; b. Galesburg, 111., May 2, 
1871; s. James W. and Sarah (Gould) An- 
drews; ed. Chicago public schools. Lake View 
High School and Metropolitan Business Col- 
lege; unmarried. After leaving college, 1892, 
entered firm of Andrews & Johnson, heating 
and ventilating contractors, and 2 years later 
was made sec. of the company until early in 
1904; since then treas. and sec. Republican. 
Congregationalist. Mason; past master of Ra- 
venswood Lodge, No. 777. Clubs: Ravenswood. 
Hinsdale Golf, Illinois Athletic. Office: 256 
Washington Boul. Residence: 2614 N. Hermit- 
age Av. 

ANDREWS, Joseph Hyde, real estate owner 
and builder; b. Milan. Erie Co., O., Nov. 17, 
1835; s. Ebenezer and Rachel (Hyde) Andrews; 
ed. Huron Institute, Milan. O., and later 
Green's Farms Acad., Falrfleld Co., Conn., and 
East Hampton, Mass.; grad., B. A., Yale Col- 
lege, 1859 (M.A.. 1862); grad. Cincinnati Law 
College, LL.B., 1860; unmarried. Admitted to 
Ohio bar, 1860, New York bar, 1861, later to 
Illinois bar; In law office of Spelr & Nash, 



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New York City, 1861-2; since 1862 in Chicago; 
in coal trade and shipping business on Lakes 
until 1867; since then in real estate and build- 
ing; built several buildings which were de- 
stroyed in fires of 1871 and 1874; afterward 
rebuilt at same locations, on Madison St., 
Clark St. and Wabash Av. Was 20 years mem. 
Board of Trade of Chicago. Republican. Pres- 
byterian. Mem. Delta Kappa Epsllon (Phi 
Chapter of Yale), and Chicago Delta Kappa 
Epsilon Assn. Mem. Art Institute of Chicago. 
Clubs: Yale (director and a vice-president), 
Calumet (charter mem.; was chairman Finance 
Committee at time of rebuilding, 1894, and a 
director several years). Office: 194 Clark St. 
Residence: Calumet Club. 

ANDREWS, Martin, vice-proa, the King & 
Andrews Co., iron founders; b. Steubenville, 
O., Aug. 11, 1861; s. Martin and Caroline (Wol- 
cott) Andrews; studied at Yale Univ., 1884; 
m. Chicago, Aug. 29, 1885, Edith Erskine; 
children: Martin, Jr., Barbara Wolcott, Wol- 
cott. Began business career with Illinois Wire 
Nail Co. in 1887, continuing until 1890, when 
became associated with the King & Andrews 
Co., at Chicago Heights, as vlce-pres. and 
treas., which position still fills; also pres. of 
Phoenix Fire Extinguisher Co., with works at 
Chicago Heights. Republican. Office: Chicago 
Heights, 111.; First Nat. Bank Bldg., Chicago. 
Residence: 742 Winthrop Av. 

ANDREWS, Sidney Francis, lawyer; b. 
Allegheny City, Pa., Mar. 2, 1857; s. James 
and Maria (Carson) Andrews; grad. Western 
Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1878, B.S.; took post- 
graduate course, 1878-9, at Cornell Univ., 
and 1879-80, at Carlsruhe, Ger.; studied law 
at St. Louis, Mo., 1880-2; m. Bolivar, Tenn., 
1887, Mary W. Fentress. Admitted to bar at 
St. Louis, Mo., 1882, and engaged in general 
practice of law; in 1892 accepted position of 
local atty. for the I. C. R. R. Co., and after- 
ward became district atty. and asst. general 
solicitor for the company; now gen. atty. for 
the same company. Mem. Chicago and Illinois 
State Bar Assns. Republican, with some demo- 
cratic tendencies. Presbyterian. Clubs: Chicago, 
Chicago Athletic, Homewood. Office: Central 
Station. Residence: 120 Lincoln Park Boul. 

ANDRT7S, Sherwood Dicker son, Insurance; 
b. Watertown, Jefferson Co., N. Y., Apr. 5, 
1855; s. Merritt M. and Angelica F. Andrus; 
ed. public schools, Watertown, N. Y., and 
Hope College, Holland, Mich.; m. Chicago, 
June 18, 1888, Laura J. Stebbins. Began busi- 
ness career, 1871, in office of Northern Ins. Co. 
of New York, at Watertown, N. Y.; came to 
Chicago and was asst. cashier Sprague, War- 
ner & Co., wholesale grocers, 1878-84; special 
agent Sun Fire Office of England, in Illinois, 
1884-6; with Norwich Union Fire Insurance 
Soc. of England, for Illinois and Indiana, 
1886-90; daily report examiner Western Dept., 
National Fire Insurance Co., of Hartford, 
Conn., 1890-3; special agent for Providence 
Washington Insurance Co., of Providence, R. 
I., for Illinois and Tennessee, since 1893. Was 
sergeant Co. C, 39th Regt. N. G. of State of 
New York, 1876-8. Republican. Episcopalian. 
Mem. Auburn Park Lodge No. 736 A. F. & 
A. M., mem. Fidelity Council No. 74, Royal 
League, Normal Park. Clubs: Round Table, 
Friendship, Adelphlan. Office: 315 Dearborn 
St. Residence: 5344 Drexel Av. 

ANGTTS, John, contractor: b. Scotland, Feb. 
10, 1845; s. John and Elizabeth (Ganson) 
Angus; ed. public schools of Scotland; m. Nov. 
9, 1871, Agnes Jackson, of New York City; 
children: John, Esther, William. Learned cut- 
stone trade in Scotland, under his father, who 
was a cut-stone contractor and superintendent 
of a stone quarry; went to England, 1866, 
where worked for a year; came to IT. S., 1867, 
and worked at his trade until 1872; engaged in 
business with his brother, William, as William 
and J. Angus, cut-stone contractors, 1872-5; In 



business alone, 1875-80; in firm of Allen, Angus 
& Gindele, 1880-1; then of firm of Angus & 
Gindele; now pres. of Angus Bros. & Co. Re- 
publican. Mason; mem. Lakeside Lodge, A. F. 
& A. M., York Chapter, R. A. M., and Cheva- 
lier Bayard Commandery, K. T. Clubs: Union 
League, Builders. Office: 188 Madison St. Resi- 
dence: 3139 Michigan Av. 

ARSON, Adrian C., city clerk of Chicago; b. 
Marshalltown, la., Apr. 17, 1852; s. Henry and 
Jeannette (Rice) Anson; ed. public school, 
Marshalltown, la., 1858-67; State University of 
Iowa, 1867-9; Univ. of Notre Dame, 1869; 
Pearsons Business College, Philadelphia, 1876; 
m. Philadelphia, Pa., 1876, Virginia M. Fiegel; 
children: Grace R., Adele, Dorothy, Virginia 
Became identified with base-ball, profession- 
ally, about 1871, being 1 year in the Rock- 
ford (111.) Club, and 4 years In Philadelphia, 
before coming to Chicago, 1876, and becom- 
ing, for 22 years, captain and manager of the 
Chicago National League Base Ball Club, in 
which still holds 130 shares of stock. Made a 
trip to Europe in base-ball interests, 1874, and 
while with the Chicago Club made a trip 
around the world in 1888. Now pres. and treas. 
A. C. Anson Co., bowling alleys and billiard 
hall. Democrat; mem. Cook Co. Marching Club; 
elected city clerk of Chicago, Apr., 1905. Of- 
fices: City Hall and 141 E. Madison St. Resi- 
dence: 160 E. 30th St. 

ANTHONY, George Port Donelson, lawyer; 
b. Chicago, Feb. 18, 1862; s. Judge Elliott and 
Mary (Dwight) Anthony; ed. Chicago public 
school. West Division High School, Amherst 
College, graduating, A.B., 1885, A.M., 1888; 
grad. Northwestern Univ. Law School, LL.B., 
1887; m. first, Emma E. Niblock, 1895; m sec- 
ond, Miss Levene Thomas, Feb. 20, 1904. Since 
1887 has been engaged in general practice of 
law In firm of C. E. & G. D. Anthony. Ex-State 
Senator, 21st Dist., 1895-9. Mason (32), K. P., 
Odd Fellow and mem. National Union, Exalted 
Ruler of Elks. Mem. Illinois Bar Assn. Office: 
59 Clark St. Residence: 383 LaSalle Av. 

ANTISDALE, Edwin Sawyer, physician; b. 
Manchester, N. Y., May 17, 1861; s. Luther B. 
and Lucy M. (Southworth) Antisdale; ed. pub- 
lic schools of Centrevllle, Mich., to June, 1878; 
taught graded school In Nyack, N. Y., 1879-82; 
entered Michigan Agricultural College, grad. 
B.S., 1885; grad. regular med. dept. Univ. of 
Michigan, M.D., 1890; m. 1st, June 21. 1888, 
Helen L. Gardner, Centreville, Mich., who died 
June 19, 1891, leaving daughter, Helen Ger- 
trude (b. June 16, 1891); m. 2d, Cleveland O.. 
Sept. 18, 1895, Stella Minor. Practiced for 3 
years In Berrlen Co., Mich., 1890-3; as special- 
ist In eye, ear, nose and throat diseases at 
Benton Harbor, Mich., 1893-7; since then in 
Chicago. Prof, of clinical ophthalmology, Har- 
vey Med. College, since 1898. Was asst. sur- 
geon Illinois Charitable Eye and Ear Infirm- 
ary, 1901-3; ophthalmologist and otologist to 
Continental Hosp., Chicago. Was granted a U. 
S. patent on a book rest, June 17, 1902. Re- 
publican. Office: 103 State St. Residence: 5403 
Woodlawn Av. 

ANTlSDEIt, Albert, general mgr. Am. Ex- 
press Co.; b. Lodi, Otsego Co., N. Y., May 7, 
1840; s. Daniel A. and Mary (North) Antisdel; 
ed. high school, Clarksvllle, N. Y. ; m. Coop- 
erstown, N. Y., 18fi2. Sophia M. Bradford; 
children: Ophelia Martha (Mrs. Charles Ed- 
ward Blakeway), Mary Fargo, Lloyd Sterling. 
At age of 20 entered a mercantile house, re- 
maining 3 years; came west, entered service 
Am. Express Co. as agent at Jackson, Mich., 
In Apr., 1863; promoted to route agent, Michi- 
gan division, 1864-5; agent Detroit, 1865-7: 
asst. supt. Illinois division. 1867-9; snpt. Wis- 
consin division, 1869; in 1881 the Minnesota 
division, comprising the States of Minnesota, 
Dakota, and the Province of Manitoba, were 
added to the Wisconsin division under his 
care; promoted general supt. Northwestern 



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division, 1884-6; asst. general mgr. with head- 
quarters Chicago In 1886, general mgr. since 
Feb. 1, 1893; now also vice-pres. Democrat. 
Clubs: Chicago, Washington Park, Saddle and 
Cycle, Mid-Day (mem. executive committee). 
Office: 76 Monroe St. Residence: 66 Bellevue 
Place. 

ANTBABC, Harry Alfred, box and label man- 
ufacturer; b. Cincinnati, O., Dec. 10, 1856; s. 
James B. and Sarah E. (Stevens) Antram; ed. 
public and high schools, Cincinnati, O., to 1871; 
m. Cincinnati, June 17, 1885, Bertha G. Basch; 
one daughter: Edith S. Was engaged in vari- 
ous business connections at Cincinnati, O., 
1871-8; then became traveling salesman; in 
1885 became Identified with the druggists' box 
and label trade; came to Chicago, 1888, from 
Cincinnati, O.; in 1894 organized the Randolph 
Box and Label Co., of which is vice-pres. and 
general mgr. Republican. Mason Dearborn 
Lodge, Chicago Chapter, Chevalier Bayard 
Commandery. Mem. Chicago Drug Trade Club 
and Chicago Athletic Assn. Office : Lake and 
Clark Sts. Residence: 4619 Woodlawn Av. 

AF MADOC, William Tudor, lawyer; b. 
Utica, N. Y., Sept. 20, 1873; s. William and 
Elize (Maurice) Ap Madoc; ed. public schools, 
Utlca, Utlca Acad. ; also special course Ar- 
mour Institute, Chicago, during its first year; 
later attended Univ. of Michigan, studying In 
both literary and law depts., grad. LL.B., 
1896; unmarried. Admitted to Illinois bar, 
June, 1896; now mem. law firm Peckham, 
Smith, Packard & Ap Madoc, attorneys for 
the First National Bank of Chicago and other 
prominent corporations. Republican. Was 
pres. Welsh Republican Club of Illinois, 1900; 
has campaigned in all campaigns since 1896. 
Presbyterian. Mem. Landmark Lodge A. F. & 
A. M. (Master, 1900). Sec. Graduate Council 
Central Debating League, comprising North- 
western and Chicago TJnivs., and Unlvs. of 
Michigan and Minnesota. Chairman of New 
City Charter Committee of the Hamilton Club 
and mem. Campaign Committee of Chicago 
New Charter Convention, 1904. Clubs: Colonial, 
Hamilton. Office: First National Bank Bldg. 
Residence: 4905 Washington Park PI. 

ABMBRUST, Charles William, manufacturer 
of railway supplies; b. Schenectady, N. Y., 
Dec. 2, 1861; s. Abraham and Anna Elizabeth 
(Colebrook) Armbrust; ed. Union School and 
Union Classical Institute, Schenectady, grad- 
uating, 1883; m. Schenectady, Dec. 25, 1884, 
Harriet Webber; children: Charles William. 
Jr., Dorothy. Began career as tutor, afterward 
as private clerk to J. W. Hutt, general supt. 
National Express Co., Albany, N. Y. ; private 
clerk to Edgar Hill, general freight agent 
Bee Line R. R., Cleveland, O. ; private clerk to 
Oscar G. Murray, vice-pres., C., C., C. & St. L. 
R. R., Cincinnati, for a short time; chief 
clerk to E. P. Lord, supt. motive power, C., C., 
C. & St. L. R. R.. Cincinnati; asst. to pur- 
chaser C., C., C. & St. L. R. R., Cincinnati. In 
1899 organized the Manufacturers' Ry. Supply 
Co., doing a general commission business In 
railway supplies; was pres. from the inception 
of the company. In 1900 and since Invented and 
engaged in the manufacture and selling of 
Interlocking Car Brake Shoes, Interlocking 
Driver Brake Shoes and Interlocking Driver 
Brake Heads. Office: Fisher Bldg. Residence: 
6023 Lexington Av. 

ABMBBUSTEB, Ferdinand Philip, mer- 
chant; b. Baltimore, Md., Jan. 18, 1861; s. 
Charles William and Catherine Elizabeth Arm- 
bruster; ed. Chicago public schools; m. Chi- 
cago, Aug. 3, 1892, Norma E. Schlichting; no 
children. From 1876 to 1882 was with John S. 
Stott In the stationery business; In 1882 en- 
tered, in a humble capacity, the old pioneer 
house of Burley & Tyrrell (established 1838) 
the leading house In the west in the whole- 
sale trade In crockery, china, and glassware; 
advanced step by step until he reached his 



present position as sec. and treas. to the com- 
pany. Republican. Club: Oak Park. Office: 238- 
240 Adams St. Residence: Oak Park. 

ARMOUR, J(onathan) Ogden, capitalist, 
packer; b. Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 11, 1863; s. 
late Phillip Danforth and Malvina Belle (Og- 
den) Armour; entered Yale, but did not com- 
plete course, yielding to request of father that 
he should return to Chicago and relieve him of 
some of his business cares; m. New York, 
Lolita Sheldon; one daughter: Lolita, Now 
pres. and director of corporation of Armour & 
Co., packers, Ft. Worth Stock Yards Co.; di- 
rector of Armour Car Lines, Armour Grain 
Co., C., M. & St. P. Ry. Co., Continental Na- 
tional Bank, Hammond Packing Co., Hutchln- 
son Packing Co., National Packing Co., North- 
western National Insurance Co., Omaha Pack- 
ing Co. ; Am. trustee Prussian National Insur- 
ance Co. of Stettin. Clubs: Chicago, Commer- 
cial, Calumet, Washington Park. Office: Home 
Insurance Bldg. Residence: 3724 Michigan Av. 

ARMOUR M(icliael) Cochrane, resident part- 
ner of Rogers, Brown & Co., pig iron mer- 
chants; b. Auburn, N. Y., Jan. 11, 1851; s. John 
and Lllllas Armour; ed. public schools; m. 
Hyde Park, Chicago, June, 1888, to Minnie T. 
Huggins; four children. Began business career 
at Marshall, Mich., as clerk for the Hon. 
George Ingersoll, grain and merchant milling; 
later at same place In grain and grocery busi- 
ness with his father under firm name of J. & 
M. C. Armour; came to Chicago In 1876, and 
was for some years a dept. mgr. for Adams & 
Westlake Co.; went to Cincinnati, where was 
vice-pres. and general mgr. of the Radford 
Pipe and Foundry Co., also partner In the 
firm of Rogers, Brown & Co.; returned to Chi- 
cago, 1895, still as partner In the firm of 
Rogers, Brown & Co. Also pres. and director 
Chicago Short Line Ry. ; pres. and director of 
the Iroquois Iron Co.; vice-pres. and director 
Rogers Iron Mining Co.; director Cleveland 
Furnace Co. Clubs: Union League, Country 
Club of Evanston, Glen View Golf. Office: 
Monadnock Blk. Residence: 1608 Ridge Av., 
Evanston, 111. 

ARMS, Harrison, pres. Arms Palace Horse 
Car Co.; b. Adams, N. Y., Aug. 3, 1839; B. Lu- 
man and Elizabeth (Pierce) Arms; ed. public 
schools of New York State; m. Henderson, N. 
Y., 1863, Lucy R. Wooley. Began life as 
farmer iri New York at age of 18; then became 
proprietor of livery and sales stable at Toledo, 
O., from 1863 to 1883. when came to Chicago; 
organized the Arms Palace Horse Car Co. In 
Toledo In 1886, of which has been at head as 
pres. and director since Its organization; di- 
rector Toledo Carriage Woodwork Co., Toledo, 
O. Republican. Club. Washington Park. Office: 
Monadnock Blk. Residence: 2243 Michigan Av. 

ARMS, 'William Bufns, mgr. city office, 
Darling & Co.; b. Albany, N. Y., Aug. 11, 1852; 
s. W. R. and Harriet M. Arms; ed. Albany pub- 
lic schools; m. Chicago, Apr. 29, 1879, Jennie 
L. Lockwood; children: Frank R., Fred L. 
Came to Chicago, Sept. 3, 1873, from Albany; 
worked for the Union Stock Yards and Transit 
Co., and later In business for himself on Chi- 
cago Board of Trade, until 1894; since then 
city mgr. for Darling & Co., whose principal 
office and factory are at the Union Stock 
Yards and who are wholesale dealers in hides, 
wool, tallow and other animal products. Re- 
publican. Mem. Royal Arcanum, National 
Union, American Fraternal League. Club: 
Charlevoix. Office: 133 Klnzie St. Residence: 
1012 E. Fifty-ninth St. 

ABMSBY, James Kendall, Jr., merchant; b. 
Beloit, Wis., Nov. 21, 1866; s. James K. and 
Mary (Wyman) Armsby; ed. public schools; 
m. Chicago, Oct. 28, 1891, Mary Livingston, 
daughter of Richard L. Dakin; children: 
Mary, Jeffrey Kendall (now deceased). En- 
tered house of James K. Armsby <fe Co. In 1882. 
at a salary of $5 per week; traveling salesman 



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for same, 1885-94, and pres. since 1902. Clubs: geant. 1863, and to 2d lieutenant, 1864. Congre- 

Union League, Chicago Athletic, Skokle Golf, gatlonal clergyman In regular pastorates, 

Evanston Country, Evanston Boat, also Ark- 1874-82; since its organization, Dec. 12, 1882; 

wright of New York, Cosmos, San Francisco, supt. of the Chicago City Missionary Soc of 

Pasadena (Calif.) Country. Office: 42 River St. the Congregational Church. Director Chicago 

Residence: Evanston. 111. Theological .Seminary, 1888-1902. Republican. 

ARMSTRONG, Charles Mackle, grain com- Formerly mem. George H. Thomas Post, G. A. 

mission; b. Baltimore, Mo., Oct. 18, 1849; s. ? , but resigned because of pressure of other 

George Buchanan (founder of the Railway 5 u tle ^ OfRce: 151 Washington St. Residence: 

Mail Service) and Julia (Mackie) Armstrong; 74 i ^Jl^L 1 ! " ?* 

came to Chicago from Baltimore with parents ,, A ?^ ST ? OI ^9'; n WiUlam c - clv11 engineer; b. 

in 1854; ed. public and high schools of Chi- Marietta, la, 1859; s J. C. and Elizabeth Arm- 

cago, grad. 1867; m. Chicago, Oct. 9, 1879, strong; grad in civil engineering course from 

Nettie Southard. After leaving school was , Iowa s *ate College, Ames, la., 1881. Engaged 

first in employ of James H. Dole Co., com- ln D^fiSS 8 . f tl cl ^L 1 . engineering since 1881 and 

mission merchants. In 1902 established busl- s l nce J 8 Pv, wltl i Chl ^ a ?? & North-Western Ry., 

ness for himself as a commission merchant * whl ? h t as bee . n brl 2 g ?, engineer since 1902. 

in grain exclusively. Mem. of the Chicago 5**- Q We . tei ; n Soc - f , , Engineers. Office: 156 

Board of Trade. Republican. Club: Kenwood. Lake ' L Residence: Wilmette. 111. 

Office: Royal Insurance Bldg. Residence: 4751 ARND, Charles, lawyer; b. Bernard's Bay 

Lake Av. N. Y., Jan. 26, 1855; s. Frederick Arnd; ed. 

ARMSTRONG, Frank H., sec. Reid, Mur- public schools, prepared for college in Haver- 
doch & Co., wholesale grocers; b. Wayne Co., ling Free Acad., Bath, N. Y. ; grad. Amherst 
O., July 27, 1853; s. William B. and Phebe College, A.B., 1875; post graduate work in 
(Hough) Armstrong; ed. public schools, Mt. Univs. of Berlin and Heidelberg, Germany; 
Vernon, la., and at Cornell College there (hon. studied law in offices at Bath, N. Y. Admitted 
A.M., same) ; m. Miss Blanche Swingley, Chi- to bar at Bath, N. Y., Apr., 1878, and to bar of 
cago; one son: Horace W. Came to Chicago Illinois by Appellate Court in Chicago, same 
from Mt. Vernon, la., 1873, and entered em- year; began practice at once; appointed jus- 
ploy of Reid, Murdoch & Fischer, in salea tice of the peace in North Chicago, Dec., 1880, 
dept., and in 1881 was given profit-sharing in- and reappointed in 1883; since close of term 
terest. In 1891, when its successor, Reid, has given entire attention to practice; was 
Murdoch & Co. (wholesale grocers) was incor- partner with Nathaniel C. Sears in firm of 
porated, he became sec. and still continues. Sears & Arnd; later mem. of Arnd, Evans & 
Is a governing mem. of the Art Institute; Arnd, and now of Arnd & Arnd. Mem. Chicago 
trustee Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, la. Clubs: Bar Assn. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Evanston, 
Merchants (ex-sec., vice-pres., 1905-6), Union Evanston Country, Evanston Boat, Glen View. 
League, Mid-Day, Evanston, Onwentsia. Of- Office: 99 Randolph St. Residence: Evanston, 
fice: Lake and Market Sts. Residence: 1622 111. 
Ridge Av., Evanston, 111. ARNESON, Nil*, manufacturer; b. near 

ARMSTRONG, George Buchanan, journal- Drammen, Norway, Mar. 10, 1840; s. Arne and 

1st; b. Baltimore, Md.; s. George Buchanan Anna (Skolpe) Arneson; ed. common schools; 

Armstrong (founder of the U. S. Ry. Mail m. Chicago, July, 1870, Hilda Solner; one 

Service) and Julia H. W. (McKee) Armstrong: daughter: Anna (Mrs. Alfred Normann). 

ed. Chicago High School and Union College of Learned trade of cabinet maker In Norway; 

Law; m. Jennie M. Stanard; one son: George came to U. S., 1861; served 3 years in Civil 

B., Jr. Became connected with the Chicago War, in Co. A, 15th Wisconsin Volunteers. 

Inter Ocean staff in May, 1872, serving as Started In the furniture manufacturing busi- 

mnsic and art critic until May, 1882; also city ness in Chicago in 1868, and was burned out 

editor Inter Ocean, 1877-82; resigned In May, In the fire of 1871, on Canal St. Resumed busi- 

1882. having been appointed by Pres. Arthur ness after lire and from 1879 to 1884, firm of 

to the office of Register of Public Lands In Johnson & Arneson; incorporated in 1884 un- 

Dakota Territory; established the Daily Times der style of The Central Manufacturing Co., 

at Huron, S. D., and aided in the organization of which is pres. and treas. Director of Chl- 

of the Huron National Bank, of which he was cago Manufacturers' Assn.; mem. Lyons Post 

vice-pres. Was also pres. of Huron School No. 9, G. A. R. Office: 37-41 Armour St. Resi- 

Board for 2 years, served as Register of Pub- dence: 672 N. Hoyne Av. 

lie Lands for 4 years; then bought the Daven- ARNEY, John Jacob, lawyer; b. Wyandotte 

port (la.) Gazette and edited it for 2 years; Co., O., Aug. 13, 1856; s. Jacob and Catharine 

sold the Gazette and became editorial writer (Businger) Arney; attended public schools of 

and literary editor Detroit Free Press; when Clark Co., 111.; grad. Union College of Law, 

the Chicago Evening Post was established ac- Chicago, 1885; unmarried. Taught in public 

cepted position as editorial writer and music schools of Clark Co., 111., 1876-84; admitted to 

critic on the Evening Post staff, and served bar in 1886 and since then engaged in general 

as such until 1894, when he became interested practice of law. Mem. of the Illinois State, 

in music trade journalism; was editor of the and Chicago Bar Assns. Republican. Club: 

Chicago Indicator and part owner, for 10 Marquette. Office: 92 LaSalle St. 

yonrs; now editor and proprietor the Chicago ARNOLD, Adolph (Frederick William), 

Piano Trade, monthly magazine. Republican, packer; b. Guben, Brandenburg, Ger., Sept. 9, 

Mem. Chicago Board of Education, 1878-81, 1849; s. Adolph and Augusta Arnold; came to 

and vice-pres. of the school board for 1 year; U. S. with parents in 1857; ed. Chicago public 

mom. Chicago Public Library Board, 1881-2. schools; m. 1st, 1872, Wilhemina Kossack 

Office: Steinway Hall. Residence: 1669 Ken- (now deceased); children: Hugo F., Oscar, 

more Av. Emily; m. 2d, Oct. 10, 1900, Minnie Gloy, of 

ARMSTRONG, Julius, supt. Chicago City Chicago. On leaving school entered house of 
Missionary Soc.; b. La Salle Co., 111., Aug. 18, Arnold Bros., packers, established by his 
1840; s. George W. and Nancy (Green) Arm- father, himself and two brothers, the three 
strong; ed. public school, Morris, 111., 1857-60, brothers succeeding to the entire business on 
taking a classical course; Chicago Theological death of the father; is now pres. Also pres. 
Seminary, 1871-4, graduating B.D., 1874; D.D., Arnold, Schwinn & Co., bicycle manufacturers, 
Wheaton College, 1898: m. Grundy Co., 111., and has large real estate holdings. Mem. Or- 
Aug. 10, 1865, Hattie V. Goodrich; children: pheus Mannerchor Singing Soc.. and Schles- 
Rev. A. H. Armstrong, Mrs. Anna Armstrong wig-Holstein Verein. Mason (32) past mas- 
Green, J. R. Armstrong. Enlisted in 91st Illi- ter Lessing Lodge, A. F. & A. M.; K. T., 
nnls Infy.. Aug., 1862. and served 3 years, be- Shriner. Office: 145 W. Randolph St. Resl- 
ginnlnp as 4th sergeant; promoted to 1st ser- dence: 1644 Jackson Boul. 



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ARNOLD, Bion Joseph, electrical engineer, 
Inventor; b. Casnovla, near Grand Rapids, 
Mich., Aug. 14, 1861; s. Joseph and Geraldlne 
(Reynolds) Arnold; ed. Ashland (Neb.) public 
schools, 1872-9, Univ. of Nebraska, 1879-80; 
grad. Hlllsdale College, B.S., 1884, M.S., 1887, 
hon. M.Ph., 1889; post-graduate course Cor- 
nell, 1888-9; B.E., Univ. of Nebraska, 1897; m. 
Reading, Mich., Jan. 14, 1886, Carrie Estelle 
Berry; children: Maude Luciele, Stanley Berry, 
Robert Melville. Became general agent for en- 

flne company, 1884-6; later draftsman for 
dward P. Allis Co., Milwaukee; chief design- 
er Iowa Iron Works, Dubuque, la.; mechanical 
engineer Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas City Ry., 
1888-9; later consulting engineer for Chicago 
office, General Electric Co.; since 1893 inde- 

Eendent consulting engineer. Designer and 
uilder Intramural Ry., World's Columbian 
Exposition; consulting electrical engineer Chi- 
cago & Milwaukee Electric Ry., where he first 
demonstrated the practicability of the rotary 
converter substation system of electric rail- 
ways afterward accepted as standard; Chicago 
Board of Trade, C., B. & Q. R. R. ; devised plan 
for electrically operating trains of New York 
Central R. R. In and out of New York, and 
now mem. of commission supervising work; 
consulting engineer for city of Chicago to 
plan a subway and revise street and elevated 
railway systems of city, 1902. Pres. and direc- 
tor of Arnold Electric Power Station Co., 
Kenosha Electric Ry. Co. Inventor of com- 
bined direct-connected machines, a magnetic 
clutch, storage battery Improvements, and 
new systems and devices for electric rail- 
ways. Pioneer in single phase alternating 
current railway work and the first to demon- 
strate Its practicability. Pres. Am. Insti- 
tute Electrical Engineers, 1903-4 (delegate 
International Electrical Congress, Paris, 
1900); trustee Western Soc. Engineers; mem. 
A. A. A. S., Am. Soc. for Promotion of Engi- 
neering Education; 1st vlce-pres. and chair- 
man executive committee International Elec- 
trical Congress, St. Louis, 1904. Clubs: Union 
League (Chicago), Engineers and Transporta- 
tion (New York). Office: Marquette Bldg. Res- 
idence: 4713 Kimbark Av. 

ARNOLD, Daniel Allen, treas. Rand, Mc- 
Nally & Co.; b. Warren Co., Pa., Feb. 21, 1843; 
s. George John and Maria Salome (Relg) Ar- 
nold; ed. common schools of Pennsylvania, 
4 terms at Northwestern College, Naperville, 
111., and course at Bryant & Stratton Business 
College, Chicago; served In Civil War In Co. 
F., 134th Regt. of Illinois Volunteers; m. Chi- 
cago, Dec. 24, 1866, Sabina Ruth; children: 
Nellie Sabine (Mrs. Rose), Aurie Florence 
(Mrs. Craig). Was connected with the Bryant 
& Stratton Business College as teacher and 
head of departments, until 1873, when entered 
employ of Rand, McNally & Co., printers, pub- 
lishers and stationers, as general bookkeeper, 
from which he advanced to present position 
as treas. and director of the company. Also 
treas. and director of The Prairie Farmer 
Publishing Co. Democrat. Mem. G. A. R. Mem. 
and past master Masonic lodge, and mem. 
chapter and consistory, and Shriner. Office: 
166 Adams St. Residence: Western Springs, 
111. 

ARNOLD, Georgre Blssell, 2d vice-pres. of 
Bradner, Smith & Co., paper makers; b. Gene- 
seo, N. Y., Feb. 14, 1855; a. Henry L. and 
Helen (Blssell) Arnold; ed. public schools; 
unmarried. Upon leaving school in 1872, en- 
tered the employ of Bradner, Smith & Co., as 
collector; has continued with the firm ever 
since, passing successively through the various 
stages of the business until, In 1905, he was 
finally promoted to his present position as the 
2d vlce-pres. of the company. Republican. Of- 
fice: 184-186 Monroe St. Residence: 3230 South 
Park Av. 



ARNOLD, Jameg Mlddleton, retired machin- 
ery dealer; b. Liberty ville, Lake Co., 111., Apr. 
26, 1841; s. Christopher and Clarissa (Randall) 
Arnold; ed. Milwaukee, Wis., and 2 years' 
course in college at Beaver Dam, Wis.; en- 
listed as private In 24th Wis. Volunteers, 1862; 
served with regt., taking part in battles of 
Resaca, Chaplin Hills, Murfreesboro, Adalr- 
vllle, Kenesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, 
Atlanta, Jonesboro, Spring Hill, Franklin, 
Nashville, and several others, was 4 months 
in Llbby Prison; and after Jan., 1865, was or- 
dered to Nashville, where, under Gov. Brown- 
low, was made asst. adjutant-general of the 
State and commissioned major of 3d Tennes- 
see Cav. ; mustered out of service near close 
of 1865 and returned to Milwaukee; m. first, 
1863, Carrie Wallace, of Salem, Mass, (died 
1875); children: Jay Brentwood, Blanche 
Beatrice (now Mrs. Haynle R. Pearson) ; m. 
second, 1876, Mrs. Laura E. (Kenny) Porter, 
of Salem, Mass. In 1865 established In Milwau- 
kee In the business of buying and selling 
machinery; removed the business to Chicago 
in 1876, and has since conducted it here, erect- 
ing his present building In 1884. Has been 
receiver for several prominent business houses 
here and elsewhere. Was Captain of the cele- 
brated Milwaukee Life Guard, afterward colo- 
nel 1st Wisconsin State Militia, 1872-6, and at 
same time mem. Milwaukee City Council. 
Mem. G. A. R., Columbia Post 706. Office: 36 
W. Monroe St. Residence: 5721 Midway Park 
(Austin). 

ARNOLD, Oswald James, sec. Illinois Life 
Insurance Co.; b. Rochester, N. Y., Oct. 2, 
1873; s. James and Elizabeth (McKenna) Ar- 
nold; grad. from Univ. of Chicago, B.S., In 
class of 1897; unmarried. On leaving college 
In 1897 became private sec. to E. D. Stevens, 
pres. of the Illinois Life Insurance Co. Later 
was in the field for appointing agents and also 
soliciting life insurance, and in 1900 was ap- 
pointed asst. sec.; In 1901 was elected sec. and 
director and actuary of the company. Also di- 
rector Jackson Trust and Savings Bank, and 
Prairie National Bank. Republican. Episcopa- 
lian. Clubs: Hamilton, Chicago Athletic, Mid- 
lothian Country, Union League. Office: 134 
Monroe St. Residence: Union League Club. 

ARNOLD, Ralph Qlenroy, sec. and treas. 
Arnold Electric Power Station Co.; b. Ash- 
land, Neb., Feb. 25, 1876; s. Joseph and Ger- 
aldlne (Reynolds) Arnold; ed. Nebraska pub- 
lic schools; m. New York, Apr. 5, 1904, Hazel 
Virginia McLane. Since July, 1896, sec. and 
treas. of the Arnold Electric Power Station 
and of the Kenosha Electric Ry. Co. Re- 
publican. Office: Marqtiette Bldg. Residence: 
5001 Vincennes Av. 

ARNOLD, Samuel George, manufacturer; b. 
Elk Rapids, Mich., Aug. 19, 1873: s. Samuel 
W. and Sarephlne (Bennett) Arnold; ed. public 
schools of Grand Rapids, Mich.; m. Edina, 
Mo., June 3, 1901, Katherine Moore. Began 
business life In 1887 with the Manufacturers' 
Mutual Fire Insurance Co., at Grand Rapids, 
Mich.; In 1889 engaged in the electrical busi- 
ness with the Grand Rapids Edison Co. and 
continued with them until coming to Chicago 
in 1890; was In U. S. Customs Service, 1893-4; 
then with Chicago Telephone Co. until 1901: 
organized Chicago Electric Mfg. Co., 1902, and 
was pres. until organization of Arnold Electric 
Mfg. Co., May, 1904, of which he is now pres. 
Democrat. Episcopalian. Office: 141 S. Clinton 
St. Residence: 6436 Stewart Av. 

ARNOLD, "Wayland Hoyd, contractor; b. 
Hillsdale Co., Mich., July 6, 1863; s. Joseph 
and Geraldine (Reynolds) Arnold; ed. Ashland 
(Neb.) public school, 1872-80, Univ. of Nebras- 
ka, 1880-1, Hillsdale College, Michigan, 1881-2; 
m. Mt. Vernon, 111., Sept. 7, 1899, Ida Evans. 
Was junior mem. of firm of Joseph Arnold & 
Son, Ashland, Neb., retail shoe dealers, 1882-8; 
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Ashland, Neb.; mgr. of Cinderella Shoe 
House, Minneapolis, Minn., 1887-8; city sales- 
man and agent Excelsior Electric Co., St. 
Louis, Mo., Aug. 1, 1889, to Apr. 1, 1890; mgr. 
of St. Louis office, Thomson-Houston Electric 
Co., St. Louis, Mo., 1890-2, of St. Louis and 
Kansas City offices, General Electric Co , of 
New York, 1892-6; and May 1, 1896, to July 1, 
1897, located at Chicago office with General 
Electric Co. In 1896 the Arnold Electric Power 
Station Co. was Incorporated; was Its mgr., 
1897-1901, and since 1901 has been general 
mgr. and vlce-pres. Also vlce-pres. and gen- 
eral mgr. Kenosha Electric Ry. Co., Kenosha, 
Wls., and vlce-pres. Horton Water and Light 
Co., Horton, Kan. Republican. Office: Mar- 
quette Bldg. Residence: 3800 Ellis Av. 

ARNOLD, William, real estate officer; b. 
Chicago, Jan. 6, 1868; s. Frank and Emily 
(Glaenzer) Arnold; ed. private acad. In Chi- 
cago, 5 years In private schools In Germany, 
1 year In Metropolitan Business College, Chi- 
cago, and 2 years In Chicago Business Law 
School; unmarried. After leaving business col- 
lege, 1884, was private sec. to E. J. Lehmann 
(proprietor of The Fair) until 1890; with 
national bank and private bank, 1890-6; since 
1896, real estate officer Chicago Title & Trust 
Co. Independent In politics. Mem. Chicago 
Sharpshooters' Assn., Y. M. C. A., Independent 
Religious Soc. of Chicago. Office: 100 Wash- 
ington St. Residence: 340 Hampton Court. 

ARNSTEIN, Eugene, shoe factory cement 
and enamel manuf'r, and general exporter; b. 
Fuerth, Bavaria, June 7, 1855; s. Hyman Ellas 
and Henrietta (Wasserman) Arnsteln; ed. pub- 
lic schools and college in Bavaria, finishing 
with 2 years In Paris, whence, In 1875, came 
direct to Chicago; m. Chicago, 1881, Miss Nan- 
nette Frank, a niece of Mr. Michael Reese, 
the founder of the Michael Reese Hosp.; chil- 
dren: Emanuel, Etta (Mrs. Samuel Frensdorf), 
Rose (Mrs. D. F. Falter). Upon arrival In Chi- 
cago In 1875, established In Importing trade 
In which he has continued, handling bronze 
powders, to which has been added the manu- 
facture of rubber cements and enamels, and 
of the Arnstein Gold Leaf Substitute. Club: 
Standard. Office: Thirty-fifth St. and Shields 
Av. Residence: 4543 Greenwood Av. 

ARO1TSON', Maurice, pianist, writer, critic. 
Address: 4916 Indiana Av. (See Who's Who In 
America for sketch.) 

ARTHUR, William Henry, lawyer; b. Dub- 
lin, Ireland, Dec. 27, 1868; s. Harry and Mar- 
tha (Hennan) Arthur; came to Chicago In 
early Infancy; ed. public and high schools of 
Chicago; m. Chicago, Oct., 1890, Sophie T. 
Boiler. First employment after leaving school 
was in fire Insurance office of R. A. Waller, 
and afterward was over five years In head of- 
fice of the Queen Insurance Co.; devoted lei- 
sure to study of law, and In 1891 was appoint- 
ed librarian of the Ashland Blk. Law Library; 
entered law dept. of Lake Forest Univ., 1890, 
and was grad. LL.B.. In 1892; was asst. cor- 
poration counsel, 1895-1902; since then en- 
gaged In general practice of law In Chicago, 
making a specialty of corporation and munici- 
pal law, and has prepared a revision of the 
Municipal Code of Chicago, known as the 
Code of 1905. Fond of all-round athletics, and 
was of championship timber. Mason. Mem. 
Hoyal Arcanum. Club: Menoken. Office: 184 
LaRalle St. Residence: 1335 Fulton St. 

ABTINQSTATili, Samuel George, civil en- 
gineer; b. Manchester, Eng., Nov. 25, 1845; s. 
John and Ellen (Hall) Artingstall; ed. public 
schools of Manchester; m. Chicago, Nov. 1, 
1874, Susan Archer; children: Mrs. John Han- 
son, William, Grace, Sadie, Samuel G. Jr., 
John, May, Gertrude, Lilian. Engaged In study 
and practice of civil engineering In Manches- 
ter 6 years before coming to Chicago In 1869; 
was city engineer, 1886-8, and again, 1893-5; 
later chief engineer of the Sanitary Board. 



Mem. American Soc. of Civil Engineers, West- 
ern Soc. of Engineers, American Water Works 
Assn.; associate mem. Institute of Civil En- 
gineers of Great Britain. Independent In poli- 
tics. Mason: Cleveland Lodge and Washing- 
ton Chapter. Office: Postal Telegraph Bldg. 
Residence: 13 South Hamilton Av. 
1C ^, SAY> William Cooper, lawyer; b. June 28, 
857; s. Edward G. and Emma O. Asay; ed. 
public schools of Chicago, Lake Forest Acad- 
emv ,, a P d Yale College, graduating A.B., 1880; 
studied law In office of his father; admitted 
to bar 1881; was leading counsel In the cele- 
brated Storey case, and has been Identified 
with other important litigations; has been an 
extensive traveler; was for several years a 
member of the First Regiment, I. N G.; was 

?ooo ? Itv ,, atto , r , ney from Dec - 1892 ' t May, 

93; in May, 1903, appointed city prosecuting 
attorney; served till May, 1905. Office: 79 Dear- 
born St. Residence: 2572 Wayne Av. 

ASCHER, Theodora, wholesale millinery; b 
Hamburg, Ger., Feb. 25, 1844; s. Martin and 
Henrietta Ascher; ed. In Hamburg public 
schools and In Johanneum Academy; m first 
Chicago, Mar., 1870, Caroline Pollock; second, 
New York, Apr. 15, 1873, Lena Wetzer; chil- 
dren: Martin, Carrie, Henrietta. Came from 
Germany to New York, 1867; came to Chicago 
and was traveling salesman, 1868-72; mem 
firm of Ascher, Bernard & Co., wholesale mil- 
linery, 1873-91; purchased Mr. Bernard's In- 
terest and business continued as Theo. Ascher 
& Co., 1891-9; Incorporated, 1899, as Theo. 
Ascher Co., of which he is pres. Republican. 
Office: 135-136 Michigan Av. Residence: 498 
LaSalle Av. 

ASHBY, James H., gen. supt. Union Stock 
Yards and Transit Co.; b. Dutchess Co., N. 
Y., Nov. 17, 1847; s. James N. and Sarah (Van 
Benschoten) Ashby; m. 1872, Maria S. Rogers; 
lived on home farm until 1880, when he came 
to Chicago and entered employ of the Union 
Stock Yards as yardmaster, a position he 
held about 6 years, when he was appointed 
asst. supt.. and has been gen. supt. since 
1887. Pres. and dlr. North Av. Mfg. Co., Am- 
ity Bldg. and Loan Assn.; dir. Nat. Live 
Stock Bank, Stock Yards Savings Bank, Union 
Rendering Co. Club: Washington Park. Office: 
Exchange Bldg., Union Stock Yards. Resi- 
dence: 361 Oakwood Boul. 

ASHCRAFT, Edwin M., lawyer; b. Virginia, 
Aug. 27, 1848; s. James M. and Clarissa 
(Swiger) Ashcraft; ed. public schools of Vir- 
ginia and Illinois; m. Belleville, 111., Mar. 16, 
1875, Florence R. Moore; children: Raymond 
M., Edwin M. Jr., Florence V., Alan E. Ad- 
mitted to bar Jan. 1, 1873; now senior of firm 
of Ashcraft & Ashcraft. Mem. (ex-pres.) Chi- 
cago Bar Assn.; mem. Illinois State Bar Assn. 
Republican. Clubs: Hamilton, Union League. 
Office: Woman's Temple. Residence: 6046 Kim- 
bark Av. 

ASHCRAFT, Raymond Moore, lawyer; b. 
Vandalia, Fayette Co., 111., Jan. 9, 1876; s. 
Edwin M. and Florence R. (Moore) Ashcraft; 
ed. Vandalia public schools, 1884-6, Chicago 
nubile schools, 1887-92, Chicago Manual Train- 
ing School, 1892-4, grad. 1S94, grad. North- 
western Univ. Law School, LL.B., 1897, Lake 
Forest Univ. Law School, 1898; m. Chicago, 
Aug. 3, 1901. Charleta Peck. Admitted to bar, 
June 16, 1897; employed by law firm of Ash- 
craft & Gordon, 1894-1900; engaged in practice 
with father and brother, Edwin M. Ashcraft, 
Jr., In firm of Ashcraft & Ashcraft. Republi- 
can. Presbyterian. Mem. Delta Chi fraternity, 
Chicago Bar Assn. Club: Woodlawn Tennis. 
Office: 184 LaSalle St. Residence: 258 E. 62d 
St. 

ASHTOIT, Henry Major, lawyer; b. Arcadia, 
Wls.. Apr. 6, 1867; s. William and Elizabeth 
(Faulds) Ashton; attended the Univ. of Wis- 
consin, 1889-92; unmarried. Admitted to bar 



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1898 by the Supreme Court of Illinois, and has 
since been continuously engaged in general 
law practice in Chicago. Contributor to news- 
papers and magazines on public questions. 
Democrat. Mason, Knight of Pythias; mem. 
Modern Woodmen of America. Clubs: Iro- 
quois, Jefferson, Carlyle. Office: 99 Randolph 
St. Residence: 3646 Ellis Av. 

ATKINS, Iilewellyn Beynolds, lawyer; b. 
Lincoln 111., Nov. 8, 1869; s. Samuel Thomas 
and Lucy (Bates) Atkins; ed. in common 
schools, Lincoln, 111., Dixon Business College, 
Dixon, 111., law department of Lake Forest 
(111) Univ, LL.B., 1896. For four years was 
in charge of the receiving: business of Boyden 
& Co grain shipping and commission mer- 
chants on Chicago Board of Trade; upon 
death of Mr. George D. Boyden, of that firm, 
engaged with the American Cereal Co. (Quaker 
Oats) at Chicago, remaining with them nearly 
6 years, the last 3 as credit man; resigned 
in 1900 to join Messrs. Thomas Bates and 
Lucien E. Harding in the present law firm 
of Bates, Harding & Atkins, practice of law. 
Republican. Mem. 4th Presbyterian Church of 
Chicago; mem. Sons of Revolution. Office: New 
York Life Bldg. Residence: 319 E. Superior St. 

ATKINSON; see also Adtlnson. 

ATKINSON, Charles Andrew, lawyer; b. 
Webster, O., Feb. 9, 1852; s. Lewis A. and 
Amanda L. (Long) Atkinson; early ed n in pub- 
lic schools; taught school for 3 years, begin- 
ning teaching at age 17; grad. from Ohio Univ 
Athens, O., 1874; m. Jackson, O., Dec. 25, 1876, 
Florence B. Gilliland. Admitted to bar 1875; 
engaged in practice in Ohio and was 4 years 
prosecuting attorney for Jackson Co., O.; re- 
moved to Lincoln, Neb., where was city attor- 
ney, and later was special US. attorney < 
years; located in practice in Chicago, 1899; is 
2nd vice-pres. and counsel of the Federal Life 
Insurance Co.; also vice-pres. of the Federal 
Agency Co. and of the Union Securities Co. 
Republican. Methodist. Mem. Loyal Legion. 
Club: Hamilton. Office: Marquette Bldg. Resi- 
dence: 259 E. 54th St. 

ATKINSON. Charles Thomson, broker; b. El- 
mira N Y., Nov. 14, 1864; s. Frank Holway 
and Helen (Dunn) Atkinson; ed. public 
schools; m. Chicago, June 18, 1891, Martha 
Wells In railway service with various roads, 
ending with C. B. & Q. R. R. as general agent 
at Cincinnati, O., 1900-1; with Leonard, Atkin- 
son & Co., manufacturers of boots and shoes, 
Chicago, 1891-7; with M. D. Wells & Co., same 
line, 1893-9; stock broker with William H. 
Colvin & Co., Chicago, 1900-2; since 1902 with 
Finley Barrell & Co., stocks, bonds, grain, 
etc Mem. S. A. R., Sons of Revolution, Soc. of 
Colonial Wars. Republican. In Illinois Naval 
Reserve as ensign, and later, lieutenant, 1896- 
1898. Clubs: Chicago, Midlothian. Office: Mon- 
adnock Bldg. Residence: 2022 Indiana Av. 

ATTLEY, James Miles, lumber merchant; b. 
Chicago, June 30, 1857; s. John and Mary 
(McKendrick) Attley; lived at Polo, 111., 1858- 
1893; ed. public school there; m. Dixon, 111., 
1881, Kate McGrath; children: Philip, Alice, 
George Emmett. Was engaged in the lumber 
business at Polo, 111., and is still Interested 
there as pres. of the McGrath & Attley Lum- 
ber Co. Came to Chicago in 1893 and has since 
been identified with the wholesale lumber 
business in this city, and is now senior mem. 
of the firm of J. M. Attley & Co.; also treas. 
and director of the Sagola Lumber Co. Mem. 
Order of Hoo-Hoos, North American Union. 
Clubs: The Oaks (Austin), Westward Ho. 
Office: Railway Exchange Bldg. Residence: 
5902 Midway Park (Austin). 

ATTLEY, John Daniel, lumber merchant; b. 
Polo, 111., Aug. 16, 1867; s. John and Mary 
(McKendrick) Attley; ed. public school Polo, 
111.; m. Dixon, 111.. 1889, Myrtle Dickinson; 
one daughter: Myrtle. Began connection with 



the lumber business twenty years ago at Polo, 
111., and came to Chicago, 1896; in 1901 with 
J. M. Attley established the flrm of J. M. 
Attley & Co., of which he is junior partner. 
Mem. Commercial Travelers Protective Assn., 
Royal Arcanum, Modern Woodmen. Club: The 
Oaks (Austin). Office: Railway Exchange Bldg. 
Residence: 5924 W. Ohio St. (Austin). 

ATWATEB, Arthur Jerome, sales agent for 
coal producers; b. Fond du Lac, Wis., May 8, 
1858; s. John Bowman and Laura (Allen) At- 
water; ed. public and high schools of Geneva, 
111., graduating 1876; m. Chicago, Oct. 9, 1889, 
May Purdy; children: Harry Arthur, George 
Wilson, Elaine Laurette, Cordelia Althea, 
Maxine Helen. After leaving school entered 
the employ of Coxe Bros. & Co., coal; was 
later with the Consolidated Coal Co.; after- 
ward with the New Pittsburgh Co.; thence, in 
1900, to the Sunday Creek Coal Co., for which 
he is western sales agent. Republican. Mason, 
Mem. Oriental Consistory, Scottish Rite, Me- 
dinah Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. 
Was for 8 years mem. board of trustees; was 
also mem. board of local improvements at 
Morgan Park; vestryman of the Church of 
the Meditator (Episcopalian). Director of 
Ridge Country Club. Mem. Royal League, 
Modern Woodmen of America. Office: Old Col- 
ony Bldg. Residence: Morgan Park, 111. 

ATWOOD, Fred Holmes, lawyer; b. LeRoy, 
Calhoun Co., Mich., Feb. 4, 1863; s. Ephraim 
and Samantha J. Atwood; ed. country school, 
W. LeRoy, Mich., Battle Creek (Mich.) Col- 
lege; law department Univ. of Michigan, 1883- 
1884; m. Vicksburg, Mich., Nov. 4, 1885, Minnie 
P. Best; children: Ivan Jay Best Atwood, 
Ephraim Henry Atwood. Admitted to bar, Feb 
20, 1884; practiced alone until 1887; mem. of 
firm of Cruikshank & Atwood, 1887-97; since 
1897 of Atwood, Pease, Corbin & Loucks; trial 
lawyer of the firm. Asst. county attorney. 
1890-1; presidential elector on Cleveland and 
Stevenson ticket, 1892. Democrat until 1896, 
since then Republican. Mem. Masonic lodge, 
chapter and commandery. Office: Tacoma Bldg. 
Residence: 1857 Melrose St. 

A17BAND, Samuel Herbert, physician; b. 
Loran, Stephenson Co., 111., Oct. 26, 1854; s. 
Joel and Susannah (Getgen) Aurand; worked 
on farm and attended district school until 
1873; attended Iowa Wesleyan Univ. and Mt. 
Morris College, 1881; grad. Hahnemann Med. 
College of Chicago, M.D., 1884, and has taken 
various post-graduate courses; m., 1st, 1887, 
Maggie Tollmeier (died 1893); 1 son: Arthur; 
m., 2d, Freeport, 111., 1895, Flora I. Knoll. 
Began teaching public school, 18.74; began 
practice of medicine, 1884, at Loran, 111. (6 
years); then spent 1 year in Chicago hosps. 
and colleges; practiced at Pearl City, 111., 4 
years; Freeport, 111., 2 years; in Chicago since 
1897. Mem. Cook Co. Hosp. staff, 1893-4. Vice- 
pres. and prof, of materia medica and clinical 
medicine Chicago Homce. Med. College; vice- 
pres. Illinois Homce. Med. Assn.; mem. Chicago 
Homce. Med. Soc. and of Am. Institute of 
Homce. Dir. Pearl City Bank of Pearl City, 
111. Republican. Mem. and trustee Park 
Av. M. E. Church. Mason; Blue Lodge, Chap- 
ter and Consistory. Mem. Modern Woodmen 
of America. Office: 720 Washington Boul. Resi- 
dence: 718 Washington Boul. 

AUSTIN, Bernard Nelson, railway official; 
b. Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 9. 1856; s. Robert 
N. and Sarah (Ford) Austin; ed. Milwaukee 
public schools, Royal Military Acad.. Berlin. 
Ger. (1867-71); High School and Milwaukee 
Acad., Milwaukee, 1871-4; m. Milwaukee, Nov., 
1880, Clara A. Whitcomh; children: Lester W., 
Juliet. Louise. Began railway service as gen- 
eral office clerk of the C.. M. & St. P. Ry., 
1874-80: general office clerk in auditing dept. 
of N. P. R. R., 1880-4; passenger and ticket 
agent at Minneapolis, Minn., 1884-8; asst. gen- 
eral passenger agent at St. Paul, Minn., 1888- 



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1897, same road; since June, 1897, general AVER, Edward Everett, capitalist; b. Har- 

passenger agent, B. & O. R. R. Also chairman vard, 111., Nov. 16, 1841; s. Elbridge Gerry and 

of the Executive Committee of the Central Mary Titcomb Ayer; m. Sept. 7, 1865, Emma 

Passenger Assn. Republican. Episcopalian. Augusta Burbank; one daughter: Mrs. Eliza- 

Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Union League. Office: beth Burbank (Johnson). Was pres Field Co- 

135 Adams St. Residence: 4833 Lake Av. lumbian Museum, 1893-8; life mem. Am. His- 

AUSTIN, Cnarlea Orlando, banker; b. Pal- torical Assn.; director Field Columbian 

myra, Mo., Aug. 27, 1870; s. Walker Felps and Museum, Newberry Library, Art Institute, 

Agnes (Dickson) Austin; ed. public schools Chicago Historical Soc. Has one of the finest 

and at Westminster College, Fulton, Mo.; m. private libraries in the U. S., and an espe- 

T a Granee Mo June, 1893, Evadne Hagood. cially noteworthy collection of Americana; has 

rfprk in Marion Co Savings Bank, Palmyra, extensive lumber interests in the S. and S. W.; 

Mo June 1 1890, to Jan., 1894; asst. cashier pres. and director Texas Tie and Lumber 

ftm'ft Tan 1894 to July 1, 1895; public ad- Preserving Co., Tonty Lumber Co.; director 

^inistrator Marion Co , Mo., Jan 1, 1894, to Ayer & Lord Tie Co. Clubs: Chicago, Caxton, 

July 1 1895; blnk examiner of 'Missouri, July Commercial, Saddle & Cycle, Riverside. Office: 

1 1895 to April 1, 1897; cashier Mechanics 1 Railway Exchange Bldg. Summer residence: 

National Bank, St. Louis/Mo., Apr. 1, 1897, to The Oaks, Lake Geneva, Wis. Residence: 1 

Sept 1, 1902; was vice-pres. and dir. Nat. J 

Bank of North America, Chicago; dir. Jack- AVERS, Frank David, lawyer; b. on farm in 

son Trust and Savings Bank. Presbyterian. McLean Co., near Bloomington, 111., June 15, 

Residence: Hyde Park Hotel. 1866; s. Joseph B. and Sarah C. (Hayberger) 

ATTSTIN Frederick Carleton, pres. Municipal Ayers; ed. preparatory, literary and law de- 

Fn^ineerine and Contracting Co.; b. Skanea- partments of the Illinois Wesleyan Univ.. 

fe?fs NY June 2 1853 ;s. Dorr and Marietta Bloomington, 111. graduating 1890; unmar- 

Austin; ed public schools of New rled. First occupation was that of country 

i^kanVateles Academy m Chicago, school teacher in McLean Co., 111., during col- 

Barter ^-children Wesley Ogdln lege period. After graduation in June. 1890. 

wnniapn /Mrs' H A Richardsorl) Began began practice of law at Ottawa, 111.; came to 

Sisinese ?Ufe in ^Chicago" as residlnt partner Chicago 1893, forming present law firm of 

oTthe fflrm of Goulds f& Austin, farming tools, Ayers. Rinaker & Ayers Republican. First 

?BV 7- t>Tori hennniP nres and treas of the asst. city attorney since 1903. Mem. Chicago 

w ? r ' 'AusHn Manufacturing Co until 1902, Bar Assn. Clubs: Hamilton, Colonial. Office: 

when' soil' in^fe^ C int^tc'om^ny and Chamber of Commerce Bldg. Residence: 4620 
Joined in organization of the Municipal En- 

gineering and Contracting Co., of which is AYERS, Seymour Warren, lawyer; b. Mc- 

pres and director. Republican. Presbyterian. Lean Co., 111., Aug. i2, 1861; s. J. B. and Sarah 

Clubs- Chicago, Twentieth Century, Calumet, C. (Hayberger) Ayers; ed. public schools of 

Washington Park, Chicago Athletic, Chicago McLean Co., 111., Illinois Wesleyan Univ. at 

Yacht Glen View, Germania Mannerchor. Bloomington, 111., Knox College, Galesburg, 

Office:' Railway Exchange Bldg. Residence: 189 111 ; law course at Illinois Wesleyan Univ., 

Lincoln Park Boul 1889-92; m. Carlinville, 111., Nov. 4, 1903, Zoe 

ATTSTIBT Henry Warren, banker and real Denby. From time of leaving Knox College 

AUSTIN, Henry warren, Danger iiiu i ic wag engaged ag a dealer } n fl ne horses, cattle 

estate; b 217 'Lake St., Oak Park , III <*$ and hogs In McLean Co.. 111., until entered on 

he still resides). Jan 22 1864, / ^enry war study of law in 1889; came to Chicago from 

ren * a A d ir^ ar l h Hih P ohVwJ ?88?W Division Bloomington. 111., in 1892, and has since then 

grad. Oak Park High School, 1881 , W -Division been a d ln p ractlce o f law; now senior 

S 1 ? 11 i S fi C h fi 01 ' SS ag irf 1<U fp P Harris' mem - of law firm of A y ers - Rinaker & Ayers; 

B V A " 1888 J, m ;< ?fr-^ nnt'p^-k mlh School also ^rector the Meyercord Co. Republican. 

After graduation from Oak Park High School Mason Club . colonial. Offlce: chamber of 

worked as clerk for H. W. Austin & Co. in commerce Ride- Rp<3irif>nrf>' 483 44th Jt 

- he Itn st - 



. . 

hardware business, 1881-3; bookkeeper for the 
C. T. Boal Stove Co., 1888-90. On death of 

father, 1890, came into management of his T> 
real estate interests. One of organizers, Feb., 

1892, and first pres. Oak Park State Bank BAACKES, Prank, general sales agent Am. 

later changed to Oak Park Trust and Savings gteel and Wire c b Germany, Mar., 1863; 

Bank, of which he is still pres and direct , s Godfrey and Franziska Baackes; ed. schools 

vice-pres., treas. and director Mackie-Lovejoy ln Germany until about 15 years old; m Mamle 

Manufacturing Co.; sec. and director Niles E Lutz; children: Godfrey D., Frank, Karl. 

Manufacturing Co. Republican. Mem. 43d and Spent a year in works of w!re nail miHs at 

44th general assemblies from 23d senatorial oberbilk-Dusseldorf before coming, in 1879. to 

district of Illinois; school trustee of school Cleveland, O., where he joined his brother, 

district, 39-13, Apr., 1894, to Apr., 1903; treas. Mlchael Baackes, at the H. P. Nail Co.'s 

of village of Oak Park since its organization wor ks; worked in every department of the mill 

as a village. Congregationalist. Pres Williams 2 years> 18 79-81. then became superintendent 

College Alumni Assn. of Chicago; treas. Chi- of tne p i ant , 1881-4; went to Beaver Falls, 

cago Soc. of Alpha Delta Phi Club: Oak Park Pa 1884> to erect wire nall p]ant for Hart . 

(treas. six terms). Office: 172 Washington St. man stee i Co .; while there became impressed 

Residence: 217 Lake St., Oak Park, 111. that in order to extend consumption of wire 

AVERT, Samuel Jeffery, physician and sur- nails they must be made of such pattern and 

geon; b. Brandon, Vt., May 15, 1828; s. Eben- quality as to supplant the cut nails; after 

ezer Weeks and Triphena Taylor (Davis) much experiment, succeeded, in 1885, in in- 

Avery; ed. public schools and by private troducing what is now known as the Standard 

tutors; grad. Rush Medical College, Jan., 1864; wire nail, which grew rapidly in favor; organ- 

m. first, 1850, Wealthy Ann Hall; children: ized, July. 1885. and became general mgr. 

Ralph Brown, Eliza Weeks; m. second, Chicago, Salem Wire Nail Co., of Salem, O., which he 

Sept. 21, 1863, Mrs. Olive Lawrence Boardman. developed to importance; business was ab- 

Since 1864 engaged in general practice of sorbed, Apr., 1898, with other plants at New 

medicine in Chicago. Republican. Universalist. Philadelphia and Findlay, O., by the Am. Steel 

Mem. emeritus Hesperian Lodge, A. F. and & Wire Co., of Illinois, of which became gen- 

A. M., York Chapter, R. A. M., Apollo Com- eral mgr. When this was absorbed, Jan., 1899, 

mandery K. T. Office and residence: 780 Wai- by the Am. Steel & Wire Co. of New Jersey 

nut St was elected general superintendent, and in 



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1900 was elected to present position as general 
sales agent and director of the company; 
and in 1905 was also made vice-president. 
Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Washington Park, 
Calumet, Germania. Office: The Rookery. Resi- 
dence: Chicago (summer: Baackes Lodge, 
Lake Content, Eagle River, Wis.). 

BABBITT, Eenton Holcouifo, mgr. Alfred 
Peats Co.; b. on farm. Warren Co., O., July 28, 
1852; s. James Madison and Eleanor R. (Hall) 
Babbitt; ed. common schools of Warren Co.; 
m. Danville, 111., Dec. 16, 1886, Alice Knight; 
children: Alice, Benton Knight, Eleanor, 
Gladys. At 15 years of age began work in a 
grocery store in Warren Co., O.; was with 
Hale & West, wall paper, Lebanon, O., 1872-8; 
with J. H. Madden, Danville, 111., stationery 
and wall paper, 1878-83; came to Chicago and 
was traveling representative for J. J. Mc- 
Grath, 1883-7; traveling salesman, 1887-91, 
and office mgr., 1891-97, Lartz Wall Paper Co.; 
Chicago mgr. Alfred Peats Co., wall paper, 
since 1897. Republican. Club: Chicago Athletic. 
Office: 144-146 Wabash Av. Residence: 1141 
Lunt Av. 

BABCOCK, Adolpii Borie, stock broker; b. 
Washington, D. C., Aug. 10, 1876; s. Gen. Or- 
ville E. (U. S. A.) and Annie (Campbell) Bab- 
cock; ed. Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Conn., 
Sheffield Scientific School of Yale Univ., grad- 
uating Ph.B. 1898; unmarried. Since 1900 en- 
gaged as a stock broker in Chicago, and now 
with King, Hodenpyl & Co., bankers and 
brokers. Clubs: Chicago, University, Onwent- 
sia, Saddle & Cycle, Chicago Golf, Saddle & 
Sirloin. Office: 217 LaSalle St. Residence: 150 
Lincoln Park Boul. 

BABCOCK, Alfred Jerome, Chicago mgr. for 
manufacturers; b. Brookfield, N. Y., Mar. 8, 
1860; s. Alfred F. and Lucy (Brownell) Bab- 
cock; ed. public schools of Brookfield, Mass., 
law department Univ. of Michigan, graduating 
LL.B 1880; m. Saginaw, Mich., Dec. 15, 1880, 
Henrietta R. Ripley; children: Earle, Fred, 
Lucy, Dorothy, Marion. Engaged in various 
lines of business in Saginaw, Mich., and Chi- 
cago, coming here from Saginaw in 1882, and 
since 1885 identified with the Chicago branch 
of Manning, Maxwell & Moore, railway and 
machinists' tools; became mgr. of Chicago 
branch in 1898. Director Manning, Maxwell & 
Moor (Incorporated). Republican. Clubs: Union 
League, Hamilton, Illinois Athletic. Office: 22- 
26 S. Canal St. Residence: 307 E. 56th St. 

BABCOCK, Frederick R., lawyer; b. Milwau- 
kee Wis, May 4, 1865; s. Simeon and Sarah 
L (Reynolds) Babcock; ed. Univ. of Michigan, 
Chicago College of Law; m. New York, Apr. 
30, 1900, Abby Kettelle. Admitted to practice 
by Supreme Court of State of Illinois in Aug., 
1900, and has since then been engaged in gen- 
eral practice of law. Republican. Mem. Law 
Club, Chicago Bar Assn., Military Order of the 
Loyal Legion. Clubs: Chicago, Union League, 
Washington Park, Chicago Golf, Marquette. 
Office: The Temple. Residence: 11 Bellevue PI. 

BABCOCK, Leland Almanzo, sec. Sprague 
Canning Machinery Co.; b. Freeport, 111., Oct. 
6, 1868; s. Leland A. and Margarette Ella 
(Bechtol) Babcock; ed. common schools of 
Freeport, 111., Northwestern Preparatory 
School at Evanston, 2 years at Lake Forest 
Univ., leaving to enter business; later grad. 
Chicago College of Law; m. Chicago, Nov. 19, 
1900, Grace Alexandra Heap; children: Grace 
Elizabeth, Basil Philip. Left Lake Forest Univ. 
at age of 18 for business education; was in 
mail order house of Montgomery Ward & Co. 
3 years, next with Sprague, Warner & Co., 
and after that went to Board of Trade in the 
grain and feed business of Hadfleld & Co.; 
upon decease of father in 1893 succeeded to 
the estate and devoted time during next two 
years to matters pertaining to the closing of 
the estate; later employed by National Bank 



of Illinois 2 years and by the Western Mutual 
Life Insurance Co. (as cashier and attorney) 
until 1899, when entered the Sprague Canning 
Machinery Co., of which is sec. and director; 
also treas. and director Trench's Canners' 
Index Co.; vice-pres. Stickney Machine Co., 
Portland, Me.; pres. I. W. McCagg Co., Chi- 
cago; director Canners' and Dried Fruit Pack- 
ers' Pub. Co.; director Rockford (111.) Pack- 
ing Co. Republican. Club: Colonial (Oak Park). 
Office: 42 River St. Residence: 1302 Washing- 
ton Boul., Oak Park. 

BABCOCK, Orville Ellai, stock broker; b. 
Chicago, Aug. 13, 1872; s. Gen. Orville E. (U. 
S. A.) and Annie (Campbell) Babcock; grad. 
Sheffield Scientific School, Yale Univ., Ph.B., 
1894; m. Chicago, Nov. 20, 1901, Ellen Walsh. 
Since 1896 mem. King, Hodenpyl & Co., brok- 
ers in stocks, bonds, grain and provisions, Chi- 
cago, and of Hodenpyl, Walbridge & Co., New 
York. Republican. Office: Rookery Bldg. Resi- 
dence: 147 Lincoln Park Boul. 

BABCOCK, Kobert Hall, physician; b. Water- 
town, N. Y., July 26, 1851; s. Robert S. Bab- 
cock, Kalamazoo, Mich.; grad. Chicago Medical 
College, M.D., 1878, New York College of 
Physicians and Surgeons, 1879, after which 
studied 3 years in Germany; m. Mont Claire, 
N. Y., June 12, 1879, Lizzy C. Weston, of New 
York City; children: Eleanor Clinton, Robert 
Weston. In practice of medicine in Chicago 
since Oct., 1883; since 1891 mem. of faculty 
of College of Physicians and Surgeons, in 
which is now prof, of clinical medicine and 
diseases of the chest; was one of founders 
Post-Graduate Med. School of Chicago, and a 
prof, there for several years; has been on 
staff of Cook Co. Hosp. for most of time dur- 
ing past 12 years and now attending physician. 
Mem. Am. Medical Assn., Illinois State Medical 
Soc., Chicago Medical Soc., Am. Climatological 
Assn., Congress of Physicians and Surgeons, 
National Assn. for the Study and Prevention 
of Tuberculosis, Mississippi Valley Medical 
Assn.; honorary mem. Colorado State Medical 
Soc.; corresponding mem. Medical Chirurgical 
Soc. of Edinburgh, Scot. Author of "Diseases 
of the Heart and Arterial System." Repub- 
lican. Presbyterian. Mem. S. A. R., Military 
Order of Foreign Wars. Club: University. 
Office: 92 State St. Residence: Virginia Hotel. 

BABST, Earl X>., lawyer; b. Crestline, O., 
June 6, 1870; s. Jacob and Mathilde S. Babst; 
ed. public schools, Kenyon Military Academy, 
Kenyon College, Univ. of Michigan, Ph.B., 
1893, L.L.B., 1894; m. Grand Rapids, Mich., 1903, 
Alice Edwina, daughter of Hon. Edwin F. Uhl. 
Admitted to Michigan bar, 1894; in practice 
at Detroit, 1894-1902; removed to Chicago, fall 
of 1902, as member of firm of Green, Peters & 
Babst, general counsel for National Biscuit 
Co. Republican. Clubs: Union League, City; 
also Detroit (Detroit). Office: 205 LaSalle St. 
Residence: 10 Astor St. 

BACH, Emanuel, wool and fur merchant; b. 
Bavaria, Germany, Sept. 25, 1841; s. Isaac and 
Fanny (Levigard) Bach; ed. public schools in 
Bavaria (6 years); m. Chicago, Apr. 22, 1879, 
Carrie Kohn; children: Isaac E., Adele I., 
Corinne E. Came to U. S. in 1858, and in 1861 
went to Oskaloosa, la., where he was engaged 
in mercantile and banking business for 27 
years; came to Chicago in 1888, and estab- 
lished, with S. M. Becker and A. E. Becker, 
the firm of Bach, Becker & Co., wholesale wool 
and fur merchants, having charge, in connec- 
tion with S. M. Becker, of the Chicago busi- 
ness, while Mr. O. G. Becker, who is also a 
partner, is in charge of the New York office. 
Republican. Jewish religion. Clubs: Standard, 
Ravisloe. Office: 121-129 Michigan St. Resi- 
dence: 3545 Ellis Av. 

BACHAND, Iievi Noel, pres. and treas. of 
The Sanitary Steel Folding Bed Co.; b. St. 
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(Chartier) Bachand; moved in early childhood 
to Kankakee, 111.; ed. public schools of Kanka- 
kee. 111.; m. Chicago, Aug. 3, 1875, Edwidge 
Latour; children: Edmund A., Blanche A., 
Maurice, Edgar. Resident of Chicago from 
1869; in employ of Field, Leiter & Co., dry 
goods, 1869-80; manufacturer and importer 
of upholstery goods and draperies, 1880-8; 
traveling salesman for furniture specialties, 
1888-94; since 1894 engaged in the manufac- 
ture of folding beds. Independent in politics. 
Mem. Knights of Columbus, Royal League. 
Office: 12-14 S. Jefferson St. Residence: 504 W. 
Congress St. 

BACHEIiDOB, Edward Ayrault, real estate 
dealer; b. Waukegan, 111.; a. Edward S. L. and 
Ann Atherton (Ayrault) Bacheldor; ed. pub- 
lic schools of Waukegan, Lake Forest 
Academy. In grocery business in Chicago for 
6 years; in 1873 engaged in the hotel business 
as proprietor of the Atherton House, the 
Southern Hotel, and later of the Lexington 
Hotel, until 1900, when disposed of the hotel 
business and engaged in the real estate busi- 
ness. Republican. Club: Union League. Office: 
110 Dearborn St. Residence: 2129 Michigan Av. 

BACKUS, Wilson Marvin, Unitarian clergy- 
man; b. Prairie du Chien, Wis., Feb. 11, 1865; 
8. Edwin E. and Janette (Brainard) Backus; 
ed. public schools, Iowa State College, Cornell 
College, Mt. Vernon, la.; Cambridge Univ.; 
m. Mt. Carmel, O., Sept. 2, 1890, Mary Day; 
Children, Edwin Burdette, Hugh Day. After 
leaving college became principal of schools 
at Viola, la., 1885; then entered upon pas- 
torate at Steamboat Rock, la., where re- 
mained until 1888; then went to Blanchester, 
O., as pastor of the Universalist Church for 
two years; then was in charge of the First 
Congregational Church of Alton, 111., for 6 
years; afterward at Streator, 111., as pastor 2 
years; in 1899 came to Chicago and has since 
been minister of the Third Unitarian Church 
of this city; also sec. of the Western Unitar- 
ian Conference. Club: Chicago Literary. Resi- 
dence: 1519 W. Adams St. 

BACON, Charles Snmner, physician; b. 
Spring Prairie, Wis., July 30, 1856; B. John, 
Jr., and Chloe Ann (Thompson) Bacon; pre- 
paratory education in public school and Wis- 
consin State Normal School; grad. Beloit Col- 
lege, Ph.B., 1878, medical department North- 
western Univ., 1884; post-garduate study in 
Germany and Austria in 1891 and in 1894-5; 
m. Vienna, Austria, Aug. 17, 1895, Marie von 
Rosthorn; children, Karl Alfons, Ernst Lecher, 
Charles Sumner, Jr. In practice of medicine 
in Chicago since 1884; formerly interne of 
Cook Co. Hosp. and asst. surgeon Alexian 
Bros. Hosp.; prof, of obstetrics Chicago Poly- 
clinic and medical department of Univ. of Illi- 
nois; attending obstetrician to German Poly- 
clinic and West Side Hosps. and St. Mary's and 
Brainard maternity dispensaries; contributor 
of numerous papers on obstetrics to various 
med. socs. and journals; mem. Chicago Medi- 
cal Soc., Chicago Gynecological Soc., Chicago 
Pathological Soc., Chicago Academy of Medi- 
cine, Chicago Physicians Club, Illinois State 
Medical Soc., Am. Medical Assn. Independent 
in politics. Mem. Soc.' for Ethical Culture. 
Clubs: Edgewater Golf, Lake Zurich. Office 
and residence: 426 Center St. 

BACON, De Witt Clinton, dentist; b. Oneida, 
Knox Co., 111., July 13, 1864; a. De Witt Clin- 
ton and Louise (Knight) Bacon; ed. public 
schools of Oneida, 111., Univ. of Michigan and 
Chicago College of Dental Surgery, D.D.S., 
1887; m. Chicago, 1887, Marie Thompson. 
Since 1887 engaged in general practice of den- 
tistry in Chicago. Mem. Chicago Dental Soc., 
Odontographic Soc. of Chicago. Republican. 
Mason. Club: Marquette. Office: 103 State St. 
Residence: 1886 Diversey Boul. 

BACON, Edward Bichardson, grain; b. Chi- 
cago, Feb. 22, 1867; B. Moses S. and Georglanna 



(Richardson) Bacon; ed. Ogden School, New- 
berry School, W. Division High School, Phil- 
lips Exeter Acad., Harvard Univ., graduating 
1878; m. first, 1879, Clara Cram (now de- 
ceased); m. second, 1902, Katherine D. Hor- 
ton; children: Raymond C., Edward R., Jr., 
John W., Robert C. Since 1878 engaged in 
present business as a buyer and shipper of 

frain. Mem. Chicago Board of Trade. Office: 
34 LaSalle St. Residence: 1908 Briar PI. 

BADENOCH, John Joseph, hay, grain, etc.; 
b. Fyfeshire, Scotland, Apr. 19, 1851; s. Joseph 
and Helen (Tough) Badenoch; ed. public 
schools of New York; m. Chicago, 1874, Clem- 
ence Ward; children: Joseph W., John J., Jr. 
(deceased), Edward C., Annie L., David A., 
Ernest W. Began in New York as errand boy; 
came to Chicago, 1867, and was in employ of 
M. Kronberg & Co., wholesale jewelers, for 7 
years; in 1873 established present firm of J. 
J. Badenoch & Co., commission merchants and 
shippers of hay, grain, feed, etc., of which is 
still at head as pres. Republican. Was alder- 
man of old llth Ward; pres. of the Board of 
Election Commissioners 3 years, and Board of 
Education 3 years; gen. supt. of police of the 
City of Chicago 2 years. Mem. Chicago Board 
of Trade. Mason: Past Commander St. Ber- 
nard Commandery, K. T. Pres. and one of 
founders of Masonic Orphans' Home. Pres. St. 
Andrew's Soc. Club: Illinois. Office: 44 S. Des- 
plaines St. Residence: 282 Park Av. 

BADENOCH, Rowland Nathaniel, lawyer; b. 
Chicago, Dec. 28, 1871; s. Joseph and Elizabeth 
(Hill) Badenoch; ed. Englewood grammar and 
high schools, graduating, 1891; grad. Chicago 
College of Law, 1897; m. Jacksonville, 111., 
Oct. 25, 1901, Mary R. Russel; one son: Row- 
land Russel. Admitted to bar Sept. 15, 18.98; 
since then engaged in practice of law. Repub- 
lican. Baptist. Club: Englewood Men's. Office: 
First National Bank Bldg. Residence: 6548 
Ross Av., Englewood, 111. 

BADEB, John, lumber merchant; b. near 
Stettin, Germany, Aug. 20, 1848; s. John and 
Frederika (Speckin) Bader; ed. Germany; m. 
Chicago, 1874, Caroline Krueger; children: Louis 
J., William, Emma, Anna, Elsie. Came to Chi- 
cago from Germany over 30 years ago and has 
ever since been engaged in the lumber busi- 
ness. Was with the lumber firm of Waldo, 
Schillo & Chandler for several years and then 
established retail lumber business for self, 
the firm being Bader, Ross & Co., of which he 
is senior mem.; also of the firm of Bader, 
Peterson & Co., established on North Av., in 
May, 1903. Republican. Mem. Fidelia Singing 
Soc. Office: Foot of "A" St. (Webster Av. 
Bridge). Residence: 913 Addison St. 

BADGES, Alpheus Shreve, lumber mer- 
chant; b. Chicago, Feb. 16, 1862; s. Alpheus C. 
and Elvira C. (Sheridan) Badger; ed. Chicago 
public schools; m. Dec., 1890, Sarah Frances 
Cowles, San Francisco, Cal. ; children: Edwin 
H., Shreve C. Began lumber business in the 
office of T. W. Harvey, 1876-8; was afterward 
in accounting department Pullman's Palace 
Car Co. and later in wholesale department of 
Field, Leiter & Co. In 1888 became connected 
with the National Lumber Co., at Creston, la, 
and later treas. and mgr. of the company in 
Chicago; was a mem. of the firm of Cross. 
Badger & Co., 1889-95; has been pres. Badger 
& Jackson Co., lumber dealers, since Apr., 
1896. Office: 204 Dearborn St. Residence: Kenil- 
worth, 111. 

BAEB. Almerln Webster, physician; b. 
Wayne Co., O., Feb. 3, 1862; s. Benjamin F. 
and Amanda (Butterworth) Baer; ed. public 
schools of Pennsylvania; grad. Chicago Col- 
lege of Pharmacy, Ph.G., 1885; Rush Med. 
College, M.D., 1889. Engaged in practice of 
medicine in Chicago from 1889; now specialist 
In electro-therapy and X-ray practice. Mem. 
Am. Electro-Therapeutic Soc., Am. Med. Assn., 
Illinois State Med. Assn., Chicago Med. Soc. 



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Republican. Club: Hamilton. Office: Security Chicago; was dean Hahnemann Med. College, 

Bldg. Residence: Hamilton Club. 1900-3. Mem. American Institute Homeopathy; 

BAGGOT, James Edward, pres. E. Baggot also State socs. of Homeopathic Medicine in 

Co., plumbers, gas fitters, etc.; b. Chicago, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Nebraska, etc.; 

Sept. 6, 1865; s. Edward and Bridget Kelly college fraternity, Ustion. Club: Midlothian. 

Baggot; grad. St. Ignatius College, 1881; m. Office: 31 Washington St. Residence: 6222 

Chicago, 1890, Julia A. Heeney; children, Ed- Woodlawn Av. 

ward, Genevieve, Evyline, James E. In 1881 BAILEY, George Coryell, manufacturer; b. 

entered the plumbing business established by Lambertville, N. J., Mar. 14, 1847; s. Samuel 

his father, Edward Baggot, in 1861, learning M. and Ann H. Bailey; ed. public schools; m. 

the trade thoroughly, and later having- charge Trenton, N. J., 1879, to Miss Mary H. Howell; 

of the plumbing work in many of the largest children: May H., Ferdinand H. In 1879 be- 

buildings in Chicago; now pres. of the E. came connected with John A. Roebling's Sons 

Baggot Co., contractors for plumbing and gas Co., manufacturers of iron and steel wire and 

fitting and manufacturers of gas, electric and wire rope, bare and insulated copper wire, 

combination lighting fixtures; also treas. Chi- wire cloth and nettings, founded in 1840 by 

cago General Fixture Co. Republican. R. C. John A. Roebling, who designed and built the 

Mem. Chicago Master Plumbers' Assn., Knights great New York-Brooklyn bridge. Came to Chi- 

of Columbus. Club: Sheridan. Office: 169-71 cago in 1886 to take charge of the company's 

Adams St. Residence: 4103 Vincennes Av. branch here and is now sec. and treas. of the 

BAILEY; see also Baily. company. Mem. Manufacturers' Assn. Club: 

BAILEY, Clarence M., brig. gen. U. S. A., Union League. Office: 171-3 Lake St. Resi- 

retired; b. N. Y., Nov. 26, 1841. Appointed to dence: 5224 Jefferson Av. 

army from civil life with rank of 2nd lieut. BAILEY, George Troy, physician; b. Jack- 

U. S. A. Aug. 5 1861; 1st lieut, July 14. 1863; son ville, 111.. Nov. 30, 1864; s. James R. and 

cap.. July 28 1866; assigned to 8th infantry Mary T> Williams; ed. public schools of Mor- 

Dec. 15 1870; promoted maj , July 10, 1891; gan C(X) I1L Jacksonville Business College, 

lieut.-col., Apr. 25, 1895; col., Nov. 1, 1898, minois College, Jacksonville, 111., and North- 

and later brig. -gen ; retired May 5, 1899. Ad- western Univ. Med. School, graduating, M.D., 

dress: 1095 N. Clark St. in c i ass O f 1894; m. Chicago, Feb. 14, 1899, 

BAILEY, Edward Payson, manufacturer; b. Clara Koch; children: John Hayes, Helen Hil- 

Almont, Lapeer Co., Mich., Dec. 28, 1841; a. degarde. Began practice of medicine in Chi- 

Frederick Kinsman and Sarah (Shaw) Bailey; cago in 1894; was mem. of the dispensary 

ed. public schools, Almont, Mich., and Joliet, staff and interne at Michael Reese Hosp. until 

111., and Bryant & Stratton Commercial Col- 1902; since June, 1904, mem. med. board of 

lege, Chicago; m., first, Knoxville, Tenn., Dec. the N. Y. Life Insurance Co., and was exam- 

26, 1866, Katharine Baxter; children: Delia iner for that company, 1894 to June, 1904. 

Augusta (Mrs. Arthur H. Day, New Haven, Mem. Chicago Med. Soc. Republican. Office: 171 

Conn.), Annie Baxter, (died in infancy) ; m., sec- LaSalle St. Residence: 415 E. 45th St. 

ond, Chicago, May 9, 1889, Minerva Spruance; BAttY, Jacob 1.., lawyer; b. near Vermont, 

children: Edward Payson, Harmon (daughter), Fulton Co., 111., Aug. 29, 1851; s. Thomas and 

Frederick Spruance, Vaughn Was clerk for Nancy A. (Bottenberg) Baily; ed. public school, 

Densmore & Rice, Chicago, 1860-1, for Cooley, Qberlin College, Ohio, and Northwestern Univ.; 

Farwell & Co., 1862, Chicago; bookkeeper at m . Table Grove, 111 Aug 20 1876 Lois C 

Odell, 111., 1863; clerk quartermaster's dept., Foster; children: Mrs. Jessie P. 'Twymanj 

m' S> A:' || 6 A- 4 ' 9 a ^ h j er f c , bank at D K ,I? oxv A lle ' Frances. Lived in Macomb, McDonough Co., 

5^5 <t A ( SftHl ! T ith foe?" *}%??< & C V,r N ,? W from 1875 until 190 : admitted to bar of 1111- 
York, 1875-82; since 1882 with Chicago Malle- nO is, 1876; practiced law there until 1900, 
able Iron Co. and National Malleable Castings W hen came to Chicago; has since been en- 
Co " fo iT ?? hi h h T e Is w , mana ? e L? f u t ^ e -,9~ <?aged in general practice here, at head of 
cago Malleable Iron Works, established 1873. firm of Baily, Hall & Spunner. Is the trial at- 
Director of the C. B. Cattle Co. and of the torney for the Union Elevated R. R Co., 
Coonley Manufacturing Co. Episcopalian. Pres Northwestern Elevated R. R. Co., Cicero & 
Y. M. C. A., Chicago. Mem. Chicago Historical Qak Park Elevated R. R. Co., asst. trial attor- 
Soc., Illinois Soc. of Colonial Wars, Illinois n ey Union Traction Co. Mason, Macomb 
Soc. Sons of the Revolution, Religious Educa- Lodge, and Macomb Commandery K. T. Demo- 
tion Soc. Republican. Clubs: Union League, cra t. Methodist. Office: Tribune Bldg. Resi- 
Chicago, Chicago Literary, Church, Midlo- dence 4420 Berkeley Av 

thian. Office: 26th and Rockwell Sts. Resi- BAIRD, Edward FayBon, manufacturer; b. 

dence: 240 S. Park Av. Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 26, 1860; s. James H. 

BAILEY, Edward William, grain merchant; and Adeline Whittemore (Torrey) Baird; ed. 
b. Elmore, Vt., Aug. 31, 1843; s. George W. and public school Montclair, N. J., and Heights- 
Rebecca (Warren) Bailey; ed. common and town (N. J.) Acad. ; m. Chicago, Oct. 30, 1895, 
grammar schools, Montpelier, Vt. ; m. Mont- Cora Lee Cox; children: Coreta Cox, Edward 
pelier, Vt., May 26, 1870, Jennie Carter; chil- Payson. Jr. Entered employ of William A. 
dren: George C. and Mrs. Mary Blanchard Torrey & Co., New York, 1875; Seth Thomas 
(Bailey) Meyer. Worked on farm until 1869; Clock Co., New York, 1879; Electro-Mechanical 
then successively in groceries and grain busi- Clock Co., Montreal, Can., 1887; established 
nesa until 1877, and later exclusively in grain. Baird Clock Co., of Montreal and Plattsburg, 
Came to Chicago, 1875, and established the N. Y., 1888; moved to Chicag9, 1893; estab- 
commission, grain and provisions business of lished, 1900, Baird Manufacturing Co., manu- 
E. W. Bailey & Co., of which he is sole prin- facturers of telephone pay station machines, 
cipal; also, under same firm name, at Mont- telephone measured service equipment, time 
pelier, Vt., with special co-partners at that stamps, employee's time recorders and adver- 
branch of the business, doing a wholesale and tising clocks. Also mem. Finance Committee 
retail trade in flour and grain and conducting of Acorn Brass Works. Republican. Presbyte- 
a mill. Mem. Chicago Board of Trade. Repub- rian. Director Olivet House Assn., treas. OH- 
lican. Liberal in religious belief. Clubs: Union vet House Guild, mem. advisory board Assn. 
League, Colonial. Office: 72 Board of Trade. House. Clubs: Union League, Evanston Coun- 
Residence: 23 Oakwood Boul. try, Skokie Country. Office: 24 Michigan St. 

BAILEY, Eli Stlllman, physician; b. Little Residence: 1221 Judson Av., Evanston. 
Geneseo, N. Y., Sept. 2, 1851; s. James and BAIBD, Frederick S., lawyer; b. Alden, Mc- 
Tacy (Hubbard) Bailey; grad. Milton (Wis.) Henry Co., 111., Feb. 17, 1852; ed. public and 
College, 1873; Hahnemann Med. College, Chi- high schools McHenry county; came to Chi- 
cago, 1878; unmarried. Engaged in practice In cago, 1872, and studied law in office of Run- 



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yan, Avery. Loomis & Comstock and In Union 
College of Law, graduating. LL B 1874; m. 

? ov ',; > ; i 8 ', 6 ' f, Ui ? E : Ro ers .. of Warren. 111. 
Admitted to Illinois bar Sept. 9, 1874; mem. 
Baird & Lansing for several years, but now In 
practice alone. Republican. Mem. 34th General 
Assembly of Illinois, and was one of the "102" 
who elected Gen. John A. Logan to the U. S. 
Senate in 1885; district delegate to Republi- 
can National Convention, Minneapolis, 1892; 
appointed Republican Election Commissioner 
in Apr., 1895; nominee for Superior Court 
judge in 1898. Mem. and trustee Central Park 
Presbyterian Church. Clubs: Menoken, Gar- 
fleld, Gun. Office: 172 Washington St. Resi- 
dence: 758 Walnut St. 

BAIRD, George Ambrose, vice-pres. and 
general sales agent Republic Iron and Steel 
Co.; b. Rochester, Beaver Co., Pa., May 10, 
1865; s. Charles A. and Mary B. (Ambrose) 
Baird; ed. public schools Sharon, Mercer Co., 
Pa.; m. Sharon. Pa.. Mar. 24. 1897. Ella R. 
Stewart; one son: George Stewart. Engaged in 

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belle and Mary. Admitted to bar of Essex Co. 
Mass.. 1881; practiced law with John R. Bald- 
win (firm Baldwin & Baker) at Lynn until 
1886; was mem. Lynn City Council and Lynn 
school board. Came to Chicago, 1886 and for 
several years was senior member of the law 
firm of Baker & Greeley, until he retired from 
active practice of law and engaged in business 
as banker and broker and member of the Chi- 
cago Stock Exchange, later also becoming 
mem. of Chicago Board of Trade and the New 
York Stock Exchange; in Jan., 1899, was joined 
by Solomon Sturges and Hugh McB. Johnston 
partners in the present firm of Alfred L Ba- 
ker & Co. Pres. Chicago Stock Exchange 1898- 
1900. Clubs: Chicago, Union League, Univer- 
sity. Onwentsia (pres.), Merchants (pres ) 
Office: 209 LaSalle St. Residence: Lake Forest, 
111. 

BAKEB Charles Whalen sor Th rh\ 
L iVeSto?k Kxch fnce^h l^Vknort N v 
5 18B- if Timothy Jr' and Elizkheth 
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C'n TJp>w PntjtlA ~Pa 18Q4-8- mtrr <3Viarrm 

Pa) Iron (^> limited "and the Buhl SteM 

Co SharJn Pa' 1898 9- ca^e to Chicago Mav 
CO., anaron, .fa., ioo-, came to cniCiigo, j\i<i,y 

1. 1899. and has since been connected as gen- 
eral sales agent, vice-pres. and director with 
the Republic Iron and Steel Co. Republican. 
Mason, Shriner. Clubs: Calumet, Homewood, 

T>i4*v i . ,^-i 

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cnlldren: Raymond Macy, Grace Elizabeth, 
** r l * HpHnan, Martha Burns. After leaving 
onllpp'f 187f> entrao-Arl in Vmainaoa r\n !,/ r*ht 

caeo Board of Trarte ]J?vfte it ^ i77tn 

clfaree as general mer & of 
L on fto c k Yard and? Transit 
1 

J.G, 

Exchange, and in 1889 organized also The 



New Haven Conn., Nov. 8, 1858. Elizabeth M 
Warner; children: Wyllys Warner, Lucius 
Olmsted, Maximilian, Mrs. Elizabeth (Baird) 
Rogers. Removed from New Haven, Conn., to 
Chicago, 1857, and entered the real estate, 
loan and brokerage business, in which he has 
ever since continued; in 1883 Messrs. G. L. 
Warner and Wyllys W. Baird became associ- 
ated as partners in the business now under 
the firm name of Baird & Warner, in which is 
senior mem. and consulting partner. Mem. 
Chicago Real Estate Board, and was its pres. 
in 1885. Republican. Congregationalism Office: 
90 LaSalle St. Residence: 307 N. Clark St. 
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change Bldg.. Union Stock Yards. Residence: 
71f;7 p r i noP tnn AV 

, BAKEB, Danford Morse, general agent for 
Illinois of Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Co. 
of California; b. Stafford, Conn., Aug. 20, 1862; 
s. George and Emeline (Morse) Baker; ed. 
public schools of Stafford, Conn.; m. Kansas 
City, Mo., Jan. 8, 1890, Clara Louise Gabel; 
children: Bessie E., Danford M., Jr. Has been 
in the insurance business since 1880, begin- 
ning as a clerk in the home office of the Trav- 
elers Insurance Co., Hartford, Conn.; re- 
n 2 alned ,^ ltJ l th 1 ? t company until 1890; since 
then with the Pacific Mutual Life Insurance 
g?.; was with that Company at its Kansas 

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hofflce o Jol 
Wilson froTn 1891-9 having been admitted to 
bar of Illinois in 1892; since 1899 has been 
engaged as counsel for the Illinois Trust and 
Savings Bank. Mem. The Law Club of Chi- 
cago and of the Chicago Bar Assn. Was sec. 
of the Chicago Orchestra Auxiliary Commit- 
tee. Congregationalist. Clubs: University, Yale 
Club of Chicago, Psi Upsilon college frater- 
nity. Office: Illinois Trust and Savings Bank. 
Residence: 305 N Clark St. 

BAIRD, Wyllys Warner, real estate; b. New 
Haven, Conn.; s. Lyman and Elizabeth M. 
(Warner) Baird; ed. Univ. School, Chicago; m. 
Chicago, 1883, Olivia, daughter of Oliver B. 
Green; children: Warner Green, Katharine 
Louisa. Entered employ of Baird & Bradley, 
1878; later became mem. of that firm (estab- 
lished 1857) until 1893; since then of its sue- 
cessor, the firm of Baird & Warner. Mem. 
Chicago Real Estate Board (pres., 1903). Re- 
publican. Club: Union League. Office: 90 La- 
Salle St. Residence: 1915 Wellington Av. 

BAKEB, Alfred Landon, stock and bond 
broker; b. Lynn, Mass., Apr. 30, 1859; s. Addi- 
son and Maria (Mudge) Baker; grad. Lynn 
(Mass.) High School, 1876; studied law in of- 
flee of George W. Smith, Boston; m. Chicago, 
1894, to Miss Mary Cernith; children: Isa- 



-Rf>Qiri<npA- ?n 

BAKEB, Elmer Jerome, publisher; b. Bu- 
chanan Co., la., Nov. 3, 1861; s. D. P. and Mary 
C. (Smith) Baker; ed. public and high schools, 
Sycamore, 111., Wheaton (111.) College and 
Univ. of Illinois. Resident of Chicago since 
1880, and after leaving college, 1882, engaged 
as publisher in Chicago. Now publisher of 
Farm Implement News. Clubs: Chicago Press, 
Washington Park, Illinois Athletic, Columbia 
^acht, Windsor Country. Office: Masonic Tern- 
Pie. Residence: 218 E. 60th St. 

BAKEB, Francis E., jurist; b. Goshen, Ind., 
Oct. 20, 1860; s. Judge John H. and Harriet 
(DeFrees) Baker; ed. Goshen until 1875; In- 
diana State Univ., 1876-8; grad. Univ. of Mich- 
igan, 1882 (class poet); literary editor Uni- 
versity Chronicle, 1879-82; m. Goshen, Ind., 
Feb. 4, 1888, May Irwin. Entered, 1882, law 
office of his father and his uncle, Joseph A. 
S. Mitchell; latter became supreme Judge 
(Indiana), 1885; firm Baker & Baker, until 
senior became U. S. judge, 1892; then was 
Baker & Miller until 1899; firm were attys. 
for L. S. & M. S. Ry., and other prominent 
corporations; judge Supreme Court, Indiana, 



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1899-1902; judge U. S. Circuit Court, 7th Cir- 
cuit, since Feb. 4, 1902. Clubs: Columbia, 
Marion (Indianapolis); honorary mem. Union 
League (Chicago). Home: Goshen, Ind. 

BAKER, Frank, jurist; b. Melmore, O., May 
11, 1840; s. Richard and Fanny (Wheeler) 
Baker; ed. Ohio Wesleyan Univ., 1857-61, 
graduating, A.B., 1861; grad. from Albany Law 
School, LL.B., 1863; private in 84th Ohio Vol. 
Inft., 1862-5; m. London, O., Nov. 10, 1870, 
Eliza Warner; children: Ethel (now Mrs. E. 
L. Andrews), Nora (now Mrs. S. M. Kocher- 
sperger). Engaged in practice of law in Chi- 
cago, 1865-87; since 1887 judge of the Circuit 
Court of Cook County, and since June, 1904, 
assigned to Appellate Court of First District 
of Illinois. Democrat. Mem. U. S. Grant Post, 
G A. R., S. A. R., Soc. of Colonial Wars. Of- 
fice: Appellate Court, Ashland Blk. Residence: 
3543 Lake Av. 

BAKER, Frank Collins, zoologist; b. War- 
ren, R. I., Dec. 14, 1867; ed. public schools, 
Providence, R. I., and Brown Univ., 1888; 
Jessup student, Acad. Natural Sciences, Phila- 
delphia, 1889-90; m. June 16, 1892, Lillian May 
Hall, Rochester, N. Y. On Mexican exploring 
expedition sent out by Philadelphia Acad. Sci- 
ences, 1890; invertebrate zoologist, Ward's 
Natural Science Establishment, and sec. Ro- 
chester Acad. Sciences, Rochester, N. Y., 
1891-2; curator zoology, Field Columbian Mu- 
seum, Chicago, 1894; life mem., sec. Oct., 1894, 
to Dec. 31, 1897, curator since July, 1894, Chi- 
cago Acad. Sciences; corr. mem. Rochester 
Acad. Sciences; vice-pres. Illinois Audubon 
Soc.; member Museums Assn., Western Soc. 
of Naturalists. Author: A Naturalist in Mex- 
ico, 1895; Mollusca of the Chicago Area, 1898- 
1902; Shells of Land and Water, 1903. Con- 
tributor to zoological journals, principally on 
mollusca. Office: Chicago Acad. of Sciences, 
Lincoln Park". Residence: 1738 York PI. 

BAKER, Frank Henry. Chicago mgr. Atlas 
Engine Works; b. Madison, Ind., Oct. 15, 1865; 
s. Charles C. and Mary Engels; ed. public 
schools, Indianapolis, Ind.; m. Decatur, 111., 
Aug. 2, 1882, Susie Barbazette; 1 son: Frank 
R. After leaving school engaged as clerk in 
grocery store at Indianapolis; for 20 years 
past with Atlas Engine Works, beginning as 
apprentice in the machine shop, and from that 
was made supt. of erection of machinery, and 
then represented the company abroad; since 
Nov. 1, 1903, mgr. Chicago Branch. Mason 
(32). Office: Fisher Bldg. Residence: 2139 W. 
Van Buren St. 

BAKER, Fredric Philip, clergyman, Pres- 
byterian church; b. Franeker, Netherlands, 
Feb. 25, 1848; s. Albert and Delia W. (Zipma) 
Baker; ed. Hope College, Holland, Mich., and 
Western Seminary of the Reformed Church 
in America, graduating, B.D., 1876; D.D., 1896; 
m. Holland, Mich., Sept. 14, 1876, Laura M. 
Heald; 1 daughter, Grace Lucinda. Licensed 
to preach by Classis of Reformed Church, 
1876; ordained by Presbytery of Winnebago, 
1877; pastor Presbyterian churches at Rural, 
Wis., 1876-83; Marshfleld, Wis., 1883-7; Wayne, 
Neb., 1887-91; Reformed Church, Constantino, 
Mich., 1891-3; Presbyterian Churches at Hot 
Springs, S. D., 1893-7; Sheldon, 111., 1897-9; 
Reformed Church of Irving Park, Chicago, 
since 1899. Republican. Residence: 2490 N. 42d 
Av. 

BAKER, Frederick Sherman, lawyer; b. Chi- 
cago, Oct. 8, 1858; s. Lev! S. (resident of Chi- 
cago from 1839) and Lucetta (Smith) Baker; 
ed. public schools of Chicago and by private 
tutor; studied law in office of J. H. Truman; 
m. Chicago, Sept., 1888, to Miss Josephine 
Turck; children: Beatrice, Roschen, Frederick, 
Jr. Admitted to bar of Illinois, Jan., 1883, and 
began practice of law in partnership with 
William J. Donlin as firm of Baker & Donlln; 



since 1901 in practice alone. Office: Hartford 
Bldg. Residence: Evanston. 

BAKES, George Reuben, druggist; b. Ra- 
cine, Wis., Sept. 27, 1852; s. Robert and Lydia 
(Conger) Baker; ed. public schools of Niles, 
Mich., and Chicago College of Pharmacy, 
graduating, Ph.G., 1884; m., first, at Vicksburg, 
Mich., Oct. 20, 1880, Nettie Best (died 1896); m., 
second, Chicago, 1899, Sibyl Austin; children: 
William R., Roy E. Began in drug business 
30 years ago in Niles, Mich., and since 1879 
has conducted business in same line in Chi- 
cago; now proprietor Masonic Temple Phar- 
macy, and partner in George R. Baker & Co., 
at corner of 18th street and Wabash avenue. 
Mason, K. T., Shriner. Life mem. B. P. O. E. 
Clubs: Columbia Yacht, Marquette. Office: 53 
State St. Residence: 631 E. 43d St. 

BAKER, Henry, coal merchant; b. Cornwall, 
Eng., Jan. 21, 1843; s. Digory and Rebecca 
(Carthew) Baker; came to U. S. with parents, 
1853, locating on farm at Hinsdale, 111., which 
family still own; ed. public schools of Chi- 
cago, 111., and in Bryant & Stratton's Business 
College; m. Chicago, 1896, Mrs. Maria (Evans) 
Bigelow; has two stepsons: Arnold and Hub- 
bard Bigelow. Lived on farm until 1867, when, 
with brother, Digory W. Baker, established the 
wholesale and retail coal firm of Baker Bros., 
in which has since been actively engaged; 
now directs entire business, brother being an 
invalid; firm has wholesale coal yards at 9 
W. 12th St. Republican. Mason (33), treas. 
of Washington Chapter No. 43, R. A. M., of 
Chicago Commandery No. 19, K. T., of Ori- 
ental Consistory, of Medinah Temple, Mystic 
Shrine. Office: Security Bldg. Residence: La 
Grange, 111. 

BAKER, John Ezra, lawyer; b. St. Paris, O., 
May 23, 1876; s. Benjamin F. and Elizabeth 
(Furrow) Baker; ed. Ohio Wesleyan Univ., 
1891-5; Ohio State Univ., A.B., 1897, LL.B., 
1898. Admitted to bar by Supreme Court of 
State of Illinois, 1898, and has since then been 
engaged in general practice. On May 1, 1904, 
joined with Frederick W. Winkler in firm of 
Winkler & Baker. Republican. Club: Chicago 
Yacht. Office: First National Bank Bldg. Resi- 
dence: 3357 Michigan Av. 

BAKER, Iiuther Elijah, insurance; b. Mel- 
rose, Va., Jan. 1, 1865; s. William Harrington 
and Sarah Rebecca (Pulse) Baker; early ed'n 
in public schools in Iowa; grad. Western Col- 
lege, Toledo, la., 1887; studied law with firms 
of Stivers & Louthan and Merritt & Sears; m. 
Toledo, la., Feb. 12, 1890, Ida M. Springer. En- 
gaged in teaching school as principal at Vin- 
ing, la.; took up study of law; engaged in in- 
surance business, 1887; sec. Mutual Benefit 
Assn., 1890-6, resigned; edited paper at Nora 
Springs, la.; engaged with Board of Control, 
Chicago, 1896-9; resigned to form firm of 
Kingsley & Baker, general investors and in- 
surance agents, Waterloo, la.; since Oct. 1, 
1903, vice-pres. and director of Macdonell- 
Baker-Callender Co., general insurance agents. 
Also director of Southern Zinc and Copper 
Mining Co.; Sept. 14, 1904, was elected sec. 
and director of the Aurora Constructing Co., 
and Sept. 23, same year, elected vice-pres. and 
director of the Ross Constructing Co., both 
companies having offices in Chicago. Republi- 
can; was member of city council, Toledo, la., 
1892-6; pres. 5th District Republican League; 
1st asst. sergeant-at-arms of National Repub- 
lican Convention, 1896. Major 4th Regt. Iowa 
N. G., 1886-98; inspector small arms practice, 
1898-1900. Mason (32), Shriner, Elk. Mem. 
K. P.; Grand Chancellor, Iowa, 1896-7; chief 
of staff, 1894-9. Presbyterian. Club: Hamilton. 
Office: 159 LaSalle St. Residence: Metropolitan 
Hotel. 

BAKER, Samuel, tobacco manufacturer; b. 
Wheeling W. Va,, Sept. 3, 1844; a. James R. 
and Elizabeth (Forsyth) Baker; ed. in private 



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school and at Princeton Univ.; m. Charlottes- 
ville. Va.. Jan., 1868, Louisa Mclntire; chil- 
dren: James R., Kathrine, Elizabeth, George 
M. Served in Chew's Battery in the Civil War, 
and afterwards engaged in the tobacco busi- 
ness, becoming a member of the firm of Spauld- 
ing & Merrick, manufacturers of tobacco. In- 
dependent in politics. Presbyterian. Club: Un- 
ion League. Office: N. Y. Life Bldg. Residence: 
3995 Ellis Av. 

BAKES, William Bryan, sec. Federal Stock 
and Bond Exchange; b. Racine, Wis., Aug. 7, 
1859; s. William H. and Mary E. Baker; ed. 
McMyron's Acad., Racine, Wis., to 1878; m. 
Racine, Wis., 1882, Mae E. Carpenter; 1 son, 
W. B., Jr. From 1879 to 1886 was with the 
Upham Manufacturing Co. of Marshfleld, Wis., 
manufacturers of lumber; cashier of National 
Bank of Waupaca, Wis., 1886 to 1901; since 
1901 resident of Chicago, engaged In stock 
and bond business, and since organization, 
Apr. 1, 1904, sec. of the Federal Stock and 
Bond Exchange. Office: Hartford Bldg. Resi- 
dence: 3004 Prairie Av. 

BAKES, William Henry, coal merchant; b. 
on farm in Township of Lyons, Cook Co., 111., 
Sept. 18, 1865; s. Digory W. and Agnes (Biel- 
by) Baker; removed with parents to Chicago, 
1868; ed. at Brown School, and afterward at 
Souder's Business College, graduating from 
latter; m. Chicago, 1890, to Miss Belle Clem- 
ent; children: 1 son and 1 daughter. On leav- 
ing school entered employ of Baker Bros., 
coal merchants, and has continued with the 
firm, of which has for several years been mgr. 
Republican; elected, Nov., 1900, for a term of 
five years as trustee of the Sanitary District 
of Chicago. Clubs: Illinois, Ashland, Menoken, 
Chicago Athletic, Washington Park, and sev- 
eral gun clubs. Office: 188 Madison St. Resi- 
dence: 1656 W. Adams. 

BAKES, William Vincent, banker and bro- 
ker; b. Raneegunge, British India, Nov. 17, 
1850; s. Col. William Thurlow Baker (late of 
H. B. M. 4th Regt. of Foot), and Elizabeth 
(Vincent) Baker; father was 25 years in Brit- 
ish East Indian service; ed. India, England, 
France and Canada, graduating from McGill 
Univ., Montreal, P. Q., as M.A., in class of 
1870; m. Chicago, June 24, 1877, Frances E. 
Markley; 1 daughter: Ethel Markley Baker. 
Came from Canada in 1870 and went into the 
life insurance business with the Chicago Life 
Insurance Co. as office boy, and left it ten 
years later as actuary of the company; from 
1880-5 in business as broker in commercial 
paper in firm of Baker & Parmele; from 1890-7 
mem. of firm of A. O. Slaughter & Co., stocks 
and bonds; from 1897-1901 connected with 
firm of E. L. Brewster & Co., and from 1901 
of firm of Edwin L. Lobdell & Co., until Nov. 
1, 1904, when became associate and mgr. with 
Chapman, De Golyer & Co., stocks, bonds, etc. 
Independent in politics. Mason. Clubs: Chi- 
cago, Calumet, Ellerslie. Office: 186 LaSalle St. 
Residence: 2125 Calumet Av. 

BALATKA, Christian Ferdinand, musician; 
b. Chicago, July 21, 1861; s. Hans and Hedwig 
(Fessel) Balatka; ed. public and high schools 
and Dyrenfurth College, Chicago; began study- 
ing music under his father at early age and 
afterward studied with other local teachers: 
went to Europe; completed studies under best 
instructors of Royal Acad. of Music, Berlin, 
1889-91; degree of Mus. D. from Grand Con- 
servatory of Music (New York State Univ.), 
New York, Apr., 1903; m. Crown Point, Ind., 
Oct. 2, 1901, Anna Nordin. On return from 
Europe assumed directorship of the piano 
dept. of the Balatka Musical College, estab- 
lished, 1879, by his father, who was the 
pioneer music teacher of the West; after his 
father's death, Apr., 1899, became dir. of the 
college. Republican. Mason; Pleiades Lodge, 
Wylie Eden Chapter, Apollo Commandery, K. 
T., and Medinah Temple, Mystic Shrine. 



Mem. Royal Arcanum and Nat. Union. Office: 
40 E. Randolph St. Residence: Park Mansion, 
cor. LaSalle Av. and Eugenie St. 

BALDWIN, AriBtidei Edwin, physician, 
dentist; b. Greenwood, McHenry Co., 111., Feb. 
5, 1852; B. Sebrean C. and Lovlna (Stevens) 
Baldwin; ed. public schools, and at 16 began 
teaching district school and studying privately 
in advanced branches; at 20 became school 
principal, studying medicine at same time; 
attended Rush Med. College, 1876-8, graduat- 
ing, M.D., 1878; grad. Chicago College of Den- 
tal Surgery, DD.S., 1884; Chicago College of 
Law, LL.B., 1894; post-graduate course, same, 
1895; m. Walworth Co., Wis., May 8, 1878, 
Lois A. Freeman; children: Alice Estelle, 
Helen Lovina, Settled as physician, 1878, at 
Toulon, Stark Co., 111., practiced there 3 years; 
moved to Woodstock, 111.; spent some time in 
California; returned and took dental course; 
since 1884 in practice as dentist in Chicago. 
Mem. American Med. Assn., Illinois State Med. 
Soc., Chicago Med. Soc., Physicians' Club, Med- 
ico-Legal Soc., fellow Chicago Acad. of Medi- 
cine; mem. Chicago Dental Soc., Odonto- 
graphic Soc. of Chicago and Odontological 
Soc. of New York. Republican. Baptist. Mem. 
and moderator Fourth Baptist Church. Club: 
University. Office: 34 Washington St. City res- 
idence: 826 W. Adams St. 

BALDWIN, Erastus Bostwick, grain com- 
mission; b. Hinesburg, Vt., July 19, 1827; s. 
F. W. and Sarah (Bostwick) Baldwin; ed. 
Hinesburg Acad., Vt.; widower; children: Mrs. 
Alice B. Peters, Mrs. Mattie B. Barnes. Was 
reared on farm in Vermont and was later dry 
goods merchant, Hinesburg, Vt. ; came to Chi- 
cago, 1864, and entered the grain commission 
business on the Chicago Board of Trade, as a 
mem. of the firm of Baldwin & Stone, in which 
remained until the dissolution of the firm, May 
1, 1904; since then in business alone. Mem. 
Board of Trade (dir., 1872-3). Republican. Of- 
fice: 169 Jackson Boul. Residence: 500 W. Con- 
gress St. 

BALDWIN, George Frederick, retired bank- 
er and broker; b. Boston, Mass., Oct. 27, 1853; 
s. George Dexter and Sarah Maria (Childs) 
Baldwin; ed. Boston public schools, graduating 
at English High School, Boston, July, 1870; 
m. Boston, Mass., Feb. 25, 1879, Mary Scott; 
1 son: George Scott Baldwin (died at Harvard 
College, Dec. 12, 1903). After graduation went 
with father's firm, Baldwin, Botume & Co., 
in which became partner in 1874, and later 
alone with father under firm name of George 
D. Baldwin & Co., in packing business at Un- 
ion Stock Yards, Chicago, coming here from 
Boston, Mass., in Oct., 1876; continued that 
firm until father's death, then formed firm 
of Baldwin, Wrenn & Farnum, in the banking 
business and commission business in stocks 
and grain, the firm later becoming Baldwin, 
Farnum & Co., and finally Baldwin, Gurney & 
Co. Latter firm was prominent In putting sev- 
eral of the large combinations (notably Ameri- 
can Steel and Wire) tosrether; retired from 
business June, 1899. Republican. Congregation- 
alist. Clubs: Calumet, Chicago Athletic; also 
Algonquin (Boston), and New York (New 
York). Residence: 2937 Michigan Av. 

BALDWIN, Henry B., lawyer; b. on farm 
near Greenwood, McHenry Co., 111., May 24, 
1858; s. Sebrean C. T. and Lavina (Stevens) 
Baldwin; ed. public school at Greenwood, 111., 
and at Northern Indiana Normal School, Val- 
paraiso, Ind.; m. Mar. 6, 1883, Nettie C. Bor- 
den, of Crystal Lake, 111.; 1 son: Ralph W. 
Was for several years a teacher in country 
schools, and later in Crystal Lake and He- 
bron, McHenry Co., and served a term as co. 
supt. of public schools of McHenry Co. 
While engaged as teacher, studied law; was 
admitted to bar of Illinois; came to Chicago, 
.joined Jesse A. Baldwin, his elder brother, in 
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Mem. Law Institute of Chicago, Chicago Bar BALL, David Morris, lawyer; b. Norwood 
Assn. Mem. Royal League and Order of Co- Park, 111., June 17, 1855; s. Charles R. and 
lumblan Knights. Republican. Baptist. Club: Louise M. (Dunham) Ball; ed. Jefferson High 
Hamilton. Office: 97 Clark St. Residence: 1124 School, Cook Co.; studied law in Chicago; m. 
Washington Boul. 1880, Laura B. Charbonneau, Chicago, 111.; 1 

BALDWIN, Jesse A., lawyer; b. Greenwood, son: Arthur L. Admitted to bar, 1880; engaged 
111., Aug. 9, 1854; s. Sebrean C. T. and Lavina in general practice since 1887. Mem. Sons of 
(Stevens) Baldwin; ed. public schools of the Revolution, Independent Order of Mutual 
Greenwood, 111., and Genoa Junction, Wis., un- Aid of Illinois. Mason; K. P. Mem. Chicago 
til 1870; attended Univ. of Illinois, 1872; Bar Assn. Republican. Office: 160 Washington 
taught school 5 years; studied law under di- St. Residence: 220 Lincoln PI., Norwood Park, 
rection of Hon. T. D. Murphy, Woodstock, 111.; 111. 

m. Greenwood, 111., Jan. 29, 1879, Fannie M. BALL, Edward Henry, belting manufac- 
Benton; children: Louise, Jesse R. (deceased), turer; b. East Troy, Wis., Nov. 12, 1857; s. 
Fannie M. (deceased), Theodore W., Norman E. H. and Sarah E. C. (Cobb) Ball; ed. in 
\i., William Storrs. Admitted to bar, 1877; was schools and academies of Milwaukee and at 
asst. U. S. Atty., 1877-84; resigned and began Princeton Univ.; m. Henderson, Ky., Apr. 4, 
private practice; now of firm of Jesse A. and 1888, Sarah Seattle; children: Edward Henry, 
Henry R. Baldwin. Republican; received, un- III; Charles Allis Ball. Began his business ca- 
sought, nomination by Republican Co. Con- reer with tue wholesale grocery firm of Ball 
vention for Circuit Judge of Cook Co., and at & Goodrich, Milwaukee, continuing with that 
the election of June 1, 1903, came within 298 nrm until 1885; in 1886 became interested in 
votes of election, a total vote of nearly 260,- ranch in Kansas; sec. Kansas City Radiator 
000 having been cast. Has been town atty., and Iron Foundry, 1887-8; came to Chicago in 
pres. of the Board of Education, and trustee 1889 as sec. of the Chicago Belting Co., contin- 
Library Institute, Oak Park. Baptist. Trustee uing in that position to the present time. The 
Univ. of Chicago; trustee Rush Med. College, firm are the well-known manufacturers of "Re- 
Mem. Am. Bar Assn., Illinois State Bar Assn., liance" Belting. Republican. Clubs: Chicago 
Chicago Bar Assn., Chicago Patent Law Assn. Athletic, Glen View, Evanston, Princeton (Chi- 
Clubs: Union League, Hamilton, City, Chicago, C ago and New York), Engineers' (New York), 
Quadrangle. Office: Reaper Blk. Residence: Evanston Country. Office: 67 S. Canal St. Resi- 
341 Pleasant St., Oak Park, 111. dence: 1215 Forest Av., Evanston, 111. 

BALDWEBT, Lauris Blake, physician; b. BALI,, Tarlin Q., judge; b. Ohio, Mar. 28, 
Orange, N. J., June 1, 1870; s. Abraham and 1838; s. James M. Ball and Keturah (Ford) 
Annie S. (Winterbotham) Baldwin; grad. Chi- Ball; grad. Univ. of Wisconsin, 1861; studied 
cago Med. College, M.D., 1894; m. Chicago, i aw; served in Civil War, enlisting as private 
Oct., 1896, Katherine Walsh; children: John j n 3i s t Wis. Vol. Infy., Sept., 1862, and serv- 
R. Walsh Baldwin and Lauris Baldwin. En- i ng to the end of the war, attaining the rank 
paged in practice of medicine in Chicago since o f maj.; m. June 23, 1868, Elizabeth Hall; 
1894; was surgeon in U. S. N. in Spanish- Am. children: Farlin H., Sidney H. Admitted to 
War, serving on U. S. S. Alexander; and re- Wisconsin bar, 1865; served 2 terms as State's 
ceived thanks of Congress. Is physician-in- atty. of Dane Co., Wisconsin, at Madison; re- 
charge and pres. of Samaritan Hosp.; pres. moved to Chicago, 1869. Was especially promi- 
Dearborn Med. College; sec. Cook County nent in the suits arising out of the Lake 
Hosp.; professor of skin and venereal diseases Front controversy as atty. for several owners 
in Post-Graduate Med. School; professor of of riparian rights. Defeated in 1890, when he 
clinical dermatology in College of Physicians was Republican candidate for judge of the 
and Surgeons; attending dermatologist Cook Superior Court of Cook Co., but in 1895 was 
County Hosp. Fellow American Acad. Medi- again the Republican nominee, and elected to 
cine, Chicago Dermatological Soc., Chicago that office for the term which expires in 1905, 
Med. Soc. Clubs: Physicians,' Calumet, Wash- and was assigned to the Appellate Court, 1st 
ington Park, University. Office: 103 State St. district. Republican. Was for years judge ad- 
Residence: 4822 Lake Av. vocate of the 1st brigade, I. N. G. Author of 

BALDWIN, Hitter Hubbell, pres. Baldwin The Law of Nat. Banks, 1881. Clubs: Hamil- 
Equipment and Supply Co.; b. Charlotte, Vt., ton, Oak Park. Office: 59 Clark St. Residence: 
July 27, 1869; s. Alonzo M. and Louise C. 207 Clinton Av., Oak Park, 111. 
(Hubbell) Baldwin; grad. from Burlington BALL, Godfrey Eowltt, fancy groceries; b. 
(Vt.) High School in class of 1888, followed Melbourne, Australia, Feb. 15, 1853; s. George 
by 2 years in Univ. of Vermont, at Burling- !f aimer and Isabella Ball; ed. public schools 
ton; m. Chicago, June 16, 1896, Lillian M. Brooklyn, N. Y. ; m. Chicago, June 24, 1885, 
Saunders. Came to Chicago in 1891; accepted Mary Clement Herriott; children: James Per- 
position with Pullman Palace Car Co., till cival, Louise Herriott. Has been actively iden- 
1893; with Continental Bank, 1893-1901 (re- tifled with the fancy grocery importing bus- 
ceiving teller 2 years). Became interested in iness since 1870; mgr. Chicago house of James 
Industrial Co. and the Price Machinery Co., P. Smith & Co., importers, of New York and 
until June, 1903; then pres. and treas. of the Chicago. Independent in politics. Episcopalian. 
Chicago Car and Locomotive Works until Aug., Mem. Calumet Golf. Office: 57-9 S. Water St. 
1904, when organized the Baldwin Equipment Residence: 4028 Lake Av. 

and Supply Co., dealers in railway equipment, BALL, William A., lawyer; b. Syracuse, N. 
of which he is pres. and general mgr. Inde- Y., Sept. 26, 1863; s. Silas and Elizabeth I. 
pendent in politics. Congregationalist. Mason. Ball; ed. schools of Syracuse, N. Y. ; m. Chi- 
OfflceT 279 Dearborn St. Residence: 2141 W. cago, Aug. 3, 1886, Sara V. Leggett. Came to 
Van Buren St. Chicago from Syracuse in 1884; studied law 

BALDWIN, Robert Xtojfers, lawyer; b. Clin- and was admitted to bar and afterward (July, 
ton. la., Jan. 14, 1860; s. Isaac and Elizabeth 1889) was grad. Chicago College of Law. Was 
(Means) Baldwin; ed. Clinton public schools; asst. atty. in the law dept. of the Louisville, 
law course in State Univ. of Iowa, graduating, New Albany & Chicago Ry. for 3 years; atty. 
LL.B., 1884; widower. Established practice, in the law dept. of the C. & E. I. R. R. Was 
1884; in Chicago since 1892, in general civil one of incorporators and a trustee Chicago 
practice. Mem. American, Illinois and Chi- College of Law. Mason. Office: 171 LaSalle St. 
cago Bar Assns., and of Chicago Law Insti- BALL, William Dearborn, consulting engi- 
tute. Mason, K. T. Mem. Soc. of the Cincin- neer; b. Adrianople, Turkey, Feb. 6, 1868; s. 
nati, S. A. R., vice-commander of Military Or- Jasper Newton and Martha A. (Haines) Ball; 
der of Foreign Wars. Republican. Clubs: City, ed. public schools of Grand Rapids and Ann 
Congregational, Westward Ho. Office: 107 Arbor, Mich., and in Univ. of Michigan, grad- 
Dearborn St. Residence: 225 Dearborn Av. uating, 1890, as electrical engineer; m. Niles, 



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Mich., 1896, Alice May Edwards (died 1902); 
children: Josephine, Dorothy, Donald, Doug- 
lass. Came to Chicago from Ann Arbor, Mich., 
in 1890, and established in practice as con- 
sulting engineer, in which he has continued 
except for one year spent as a graduate stu- 
dent at Johns Hopkins Univ. Consulting engi- 
neer South Side Suburban Ry. Co., Northern 
Illinois Traction Co., Aurora, DeKalb & Rock- 
ford Traction Co., A. B. Spinks Shoe Manu- 
facturing Co., Chicago, etc. Was engineer of 
construction for U. S. Commissioners at Paris 
Exposition, 1900. Mem. American Institute of 
Electrical Engineers, Western Soc. of Engi- 
neers. Republican. Office: First National Bank 
Bldg. Residence: 823 Reba PI., Evanston, 111. 

BALLARD, Addison, retired lumber mer- 
chant; b. Warren Co., O., Nov. 30, 1823; s. 
Thomas and Sarah (Lewis) Ballard; brought 
up on farm with few chances for education, 
and only attended school a few months; m. 
Chicago, Mar. 7, 1861, Catherine Miller; chil- 
dren: Mary (Mrs. Wm. Darby, Jr.). Worked at 
farm work until 1841, when came West, work- 
ing way as driver of a covered wagon, arriv- 
insr at La Porte, Ind., Aug. 21, 1841; then be- 
gan to learn carpenter's trade and started 
business as a contractor while yet in "teens; 
returned to Ohio for short stay in fall of 
1842; started back for Chicago in spring of 
1843 just after a winter still famous in the 
annals of old settlers as "the winter of the 
deep snow"; reached Peru, 111., by way of the 
Ohio, Mississippi and Illinois rivers by steam- 
boat after warm April thaw; walked and wad- 
ed to Chicago, which was all under water; no 
work to be had; walked along edge of Lake 
Michigan to Michigan City, the only white 
man's house on the route being the light-house 
at Calumet River; stayed at La Porte, Ind., 
until fall of 1849, when went from New Buf- 
falo, the then terminus of the Michigan Cen- 
tral R. R., to California; left situation at $16 
per day in California, 1853, to come back to 
Chicago; went to work in lumber yard for $1 
per day to learn the lumber business, in which 
continued until retirement in 1888; built first 
flat Chicago ever had, at 85 Clark street, and 
lived in its fourth story; next home was at 
corner of Monroe street and Wabash avenue; 
has lived through 3 fires and weathered 3 
panics and still has faith in Chicago. Mem. 
Soc. of Friends. Elder First Presbyterian 
Church. Address: 241 E. Fifty-third St. 

BALLARD. Charles Nelson, physician; b. 
Carroll Co., Ind., Mar. 21, 1859; s. Anson and 
Mary Jane (Hornbeck) Ballard; reared on 
farm and attended common schools until 14 
years old, then 3 years at college at Battle 
Ground, Ind.; taught school and attended col- 
lege at Valparaiso, Ind., until graduating, B.S., 
1879; studied pharmacy; studied medicine 1 
year with a preceptor and afterward at Rush 
Med. College, graduating. M.D., 189Q; m. Lo- 
gansport, Ind., 1885, Nellie Grable; children: 
Leon J., Marie (died when 2 years old), Esther. 
Engaged in practice of medicine in Chicago 
from 1890; became connected with College of 
Physicians and Surgeons in 1894 as attendant 
In Dispensary Dept. of Gynecology; asst. sur- 
geon to Marion Sims Sanitarium, 1898-1903; 
appointed. 1901, asst. to the chair of gynecol- 
ogy at College of Physicians and Surgeons, 
and in 1903 advanced to adjunct prof, of gyne- 
cology and clinical gynecology in Med. Dept. 
of the TTniv. of Illinois. Mem. American Med. 
Assn., Chirneo Med. Soc., Illinois State Med. 
Soc., Phypfrians' Club of Chicago. Office: 100 
State St. Rpslrlonop: 243 S. Leavltt St. 

BALLESTGTIR, William Lincoln, physician; 
h. Economy, Ind., Apr. 26. 1861; s. William and 
Lydia Ann (Starbuck) Ballenger: ed. public 
schools and 2 years high school, Economy, 
Ind.; attended Earlham College. Richmond, 
Tnd., 1881; grad. Bellevue Hosp. Med. rollers, 
M.D., 1886; m. Richmond, Ind., July 15, 1886, 



Ada Porch. Teacher in public schools, Indi- 
ana, 1881-3; in general practice of medicine, 
Richmond, Ind., 1886-93; at Evanston, 111., 
1893-5; since 1895 practice limited to otology 
and laryngology; instructor, 1895; lecturer, 
1898; asst. prof., 1901; associate prof., 1902; 
since 1903 prof, otology and laryngology, Col- 
lege Physicians and Surgeons. Instructor Chi- 
cago Polyclinic, 1897; prof, otology, Chicago 
Eye and Ear College, 1898-1902. Sec. 1899-1902, 
pres. 1902-4, and since then councilor, Ameri- 
can Acad. of Ophthalmology and Oto-Laryn- 
gology; councilor since 1903 Chicago Med. Soc. 
Mem. International Otological Congress and 
many American socs. Congregationalist. Re- 
publican. Clubs: Evanston, Chicago Athletic, 
Winnetka. Author: Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat 
(textbook), 1900. Pres. Chicago Otological and 
Laryngological Soc., 1905. Contributor scien- 
tific and clinical articles to med. journals. 
Residence: Lakeside, 111. Office: 103 State St. 

B ALLOT! , Amos Percy, mining operator; b. 
Bradford, O., Oct. 26, 1874; s. H. M. and Anna 
(Sowers) Ballou; ed. hieh school Covington, 
O. ; West Side Commercial College, Chicago; 
Soper School of Oratory; Soper School of Par- 
liamentary Law; m. Covington, O., June 10, 
1896, Clara May Ruhl; 1 daughter, Thelma 
May. Engaged in real estate, building and 
loan business in Chicago, 1894; treas. village 
of Evergreen Park; agent for the subdivision 
ot Evergreen Park and editor Evergreen Park 
Review, 1896; general agent Royal Union Mu- 
tual Life Insurance Co., 1899-1902; since 1902 
exclusively engaged in mining operations in 
Montana, Colorado and Mexico, and in financ- 
ing railway in Southern Sonora, Mexico. Now 
director, sec. and treas. of the Montana Cop- 
per and Gold Mining Co., International Copper 
and Gold Co., Santa Fe Copper and Gold Min- 
ing Co.; director and pres. San Bernardo Min- 
ing Co.; director Southern Sonora Development 
Co., Southern Sonora Ry. Co., Illinois Peat 
Fuel Co. Republican; took active part as 
speaker in McKinley campaign of 1896. Mem. 
41st Street Presbyterian Church. Mason and 
mem. Medinah Temple, Shrine. Club: Colonial. 
Office: 135 Adams St. Residence: 4642 Indiana 
Av. 

BALM, Efliunnfl Alexander, pres. Illinois 
Roofing and Supply Co.; b. Toledo, O., Apr. 24, 
1867; s. Alexander and Mary (Dupont) Balm; 
ed. public schools; m. Canton, O., Sept. 28, 
1898, Ida Biechele. Began business life as a 
traveling salesman for the Diebold Safe and 
Lock Co., of Canton, O., for nearly 5 years, 
then was bookkeeper for the Berger Manufac- 
turing Co., 1893-4; then came to Chicago and 
became mgr. of the Illinois Roofing and Sup- 
ply Co.; later was taken into the company, 
and in 1902 became its pres. and treas. Inde- 
pendent in politics. R. C. Office: 23 Lake St. 
Residence: 998 Douglas Boul. 

BALMER, Thomas, advertising mgr. for The 
Butterick Publishing Co.; b. Belfast, Ireland, 
Mar. 29, 1848; s. Thomas and Mary (Hull) 
Balmer; ed. Kings College School, London, 
Eng.; m. Cincinnati, O., Sept. 23, 1880. Helen 
Clark Pratt: children: Helen Ruth, Edwin, 
Julius Pratt, Catherine Gordon. Began busi- 
ness life as mgr. of Hull & Co., linen factory, 
Drogheda, Ireland: landed in this country Aug. 
16, 1869, and entered employment in linen 
dept. of Cochran. McLean & Co., New York. 
Since Sept. 15, 1900, in present position as 
advertising mgr. for The Butterick Publishing 
Co., of New York. Independent Republican. 
Clubs: Noonday, Agate; also New York clubs: 
Lotos, Athletic, Aldlne Assn., Quoin, Sphinx. 
Office: 200 Monroe St. Residence: 1327 Holly- 
wood Av. 

BANCROFT, Edarar Addlaon, lawyer; gen- 
pral counsel Chicago & Western Indiana R. R. 
Co. and the Belt Ry. Co. of Chicago; b. Gales- 
burg. 111.. Nov. 20, 1857; s. Addison and Cath- 
erine (Blair) Bancroft; grad. Knox College, 



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1878; Columbia Law School, 1880; m. Apr. 18, 
1896, Margaret Healy, Brooklyn. In practice 
at Galesburg, 1884-92; now of the firm Scott, 
Bancroft, Lord & Stephens. Republican pres- 
idential elector, 1888; solicitor for Illinois of 
Atchlson, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R. Co., 
1892-5. Clubs: Union League (ex-pres.). Mer- 
chants (ex-pres.), Hamilton, Literary, Caxton. 
Author: The Chicago Strike of 1894; The Mor- 
al Sentiment of the People, the Foundation of 
National Greatness, 1896. Office: 184 LaSalle 
St. Residence: 64 Cedar St. 

BANFORD, Henry Harris, real estate; b. 
Danville, Ky., Nov. 4, 1869; s. William H. and 
Laura (Latham) Banford; ed. Central Univ., 
Kentucky; unmarried. Journalist and news- 
paper correspondent at Lexington and Dan- 
ville, Ky., 1888-90; bookkeeper for wholesale 
grocery house, Danville, Ky., 1890-1; came to 
Chicago, 1891, and was member of the Regis- 
tration Committee of Am. Trotting Register 
Assn., 1 year; with J. L. Cochran, real estate, 
1892-5; since 1895 In real estate and loan busi- 
ness for self. Mem. Real Estate Board. Repub- 
lican. Office: 108 Dearborn St. Residence: 713 
Fullerton Boul. 

BANGS, Frederick Atig"ttstns, lawyer; b. La- 
con, Marshall Co., 111., Apr. 3, 1865; s. Hon. 
Mark and Harriet Cornelia (Pomeroy) Bangs; 
ed. common schools of Lacon until 1875, when 
removed to Chicago, and subsequent education 
was In public schools of this city; grad. from 
Union College of Law, LL.D., 1886; m. Oct. 5, 
1893, Ruth Tileston of Evansville, Ind. ; 1 
daughter: Ruth. Admitted to the bar In 1886; 
joined father in firm of Bangs & Bangs; firm 
later changed to Bangs, Wood & Bangs. Pres. 
West Chicago Park Commissioners by ap- 
pointment of Gov. Richard Yates from 1901; 
also col. on staff of Gov. Tates. Republican. 
Mem. Masonic order, Royal League, Royal Ar- 
canum. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Hamilton (ex- 
pres.). Office: 159 LaSalle St. Residence: 800 
W. Monroe St. 

BANKER, Edward Hamilton, first vlce-pres. 
and western mgr. M. S. Benedict Manufactur- 
ing Co.; b. Chicago, Nov. 23, 1868; s. George 
Leslie and Adele (Hamilton) Banker; lived 
at Coxsackle-on-Hudson, N. Y., from age of 8 
to 20; ed. private and public schools at Cox- 
sackie, graduating from Coxsackle Acad. and 
receiving Regent's certificate from Board of 
Regents of N. Y. state In 1884; grad. from 
Eastman's College. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., with 
degree of M.A., 1886; m. Chicago, June 14, 
1893, Dorothy Turner; children: Dorothy Ma- 
rie, Marian Adele, Edward Hamilton, Jr., Carl- 
ton Lloyd. Clerk in office of T. E. F. Randolph 
& Co., wholesale flour and feed, New York 
city, 1886-8; resigned and traveled 6 months 
in California; then In steamboat and trans- 
portation business for two year with grand- 
father, David Miller Hamilton, at Coxsackle, 
N. Y., until Feb. 13, 1890; then traveling sales- 
man for Howard Cutlery Co., New York City, 
until April 13, 1893, when came to Chicago as 
representative of the Union Metal Works of 
Syracuse, N. Y. ; on May 4, 1895, incorporated 
the Hamilton Manufacturing Co., Chicago, in 
silverware business, and was Its pres.; con- 
solidated that companv. Jan. 1, 1902, with M. 
R. Benedict Manufacturing Co., of East Syra- 
cuse, N. Y., of which Is now first vice-ores., 
director and western mgr., the company being 
manufacturers of silverware, gold clocks, art 
goods, etc. Also member of E. H. Banker Man- 
ufacturing Co., 161 S. Canal St. Republican. 
Mem. Dutch Reformed Church. Club: Hamil- 
ton. Office: 185-187 5th Av. Residence: 810 
Forest Ave., Evanston, Til. 

BANKS. Alexander French, railway official; 
b. Crawford Co., Ind.. Jan 31, 1861; s. Henry 
Bartlett and Julia C. (French) Banks; ed. 
public schools; m. Evansville. Tnd., Nov. 13, 
1883, Blanche Nichelson; children: Duke N., 
Elanche, Charles Ackert. Entered railway ser- 



vice as office boy for the St. Louis & South- 
eastern Ry. Co., 1877, since which he was 
consecutively contracting agent for same, 
1878-80, at Evansville, Ind.; traveling agent 
and general agent Continental Fast Freight 
Line, 1880-8; general agent Iowa Central Ry., 
Peoria, 111., Jan. 1 to Sept. 1, 1888; general 
freight agent, Sept., 1888, to May, 1889; gen- 
eral freight and passenger agent, May, 1889, 
to 1890; traffic mgr. 1890-3, Iowa Central Ry. ; 
traffic mgr. Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Ry., 1893- 
1900; since 1900 pres. Elgin, Joliet & Eastern 
Ry. and Chicago, Lake Shore & Eastern Ry. 
Director South Chicago Savings Bank. Clubs: 
Union League, Chicago Athletic, Glen View. 
Office: Rookery Bldg. Residence: Evanston, 111. 

BANKS, Charles Eugene, author; b. Clinton 
Co., la., Apr. 3, 1852; s. Seth Lee and Sarah 
M. (Hubbell) Banks; ed. public schools Clin- 
ton Co. and afterward Lyons, la,, and pri- 
vate Instruction; consecutively farmer's boy, 
merchant's clerk, newspaper reporter; editor 
and proprietor The American Commercial 
Traveler, Chicago, 1885-7, later The Weekly 
Outlook, literary paper, Davenport, la.; m. 
Chicago, Apr. 3, 1892, Mrs. Carrie Wyatt 
Lounsberry. Republican. Author of several 
books, poems, etc. (see Who's Who In Amer- 
ica). Address: Press Club. 

BANKS, William Henry, district mgr. for 
the Security Warehousing Co. of New York; b. 
near Quincy, Adams Co., 111., June 3, 1842; 
s. Ell and Harriett (Betts) Banks; ed. public 
schools and In Bryant & Stratton Business 
College; Chicago; widower; one child: Harry 
Pickands. Began business career as clerk for 
Larrabee & North, hardware, Chicago. In 1868 
became partner with J. Harley Bradley as 
Bradley & Banks; about 1871 Bradley & Banks 
made the first shipment of modern agricul- 
tural implements sent to Japan under orders 
from the Japanese government, and In 1872 
bought interest of partner, continuing business 
as W. H. Banks & Co. In 1889 became mgr. of 
a warehousing company, and continued In the 
business until that and other similar interests 
here were merged in the Security Warehousing 
Co., of New York, for which he has since been 
district mgr. This company Issues storage war- 
rants guaranteed by the National Surety Co. 
of New York, and operates a warrant system 
of storage applied to manufactured stocks 
and raw materials for purposes of collateral 
security or transfer of ownership, without re- 
moval from premises of original owner. Re- 
publican. Episcopalian. Office: The Rookery. 

BANNARD, Henry Clay, brewer; b. New 
York City, Dec. 21, 1844; s. John W. and Eliza 
Landon (Stone) Bannard; grad. Yale College, 
1869; m. first, Lafayette, Ind., 1879, Florence 
Spears (died 1883); 1 daughter: Florence 
Spears; m., second, 1894, Alice Yeakel of La- 
fayette. Ind. Admitted to Illinois bar at 
Springfield, 1869; in law office of Norman C. 
Perkins, Chicago, 1869-70; associated with 
Franklin MacVeagh In wholesale grocery busi- 
ness, Chicago, 1870-81; of Bannard, Lyman & 
Co., wholesale grocers, 1882-4; vlce-pres. and 
general mgr. The N. K. Fairbank Co., 1885-96; 
out of business, 1897-8; since 1899 pres., treas. 
and director United Breweries Co. Independent 
in politics. Episcopalian; parishioner St. Chrys- 
ostom's Church. Mem. Chicago Yale Assn., 
Chicago Art Institute, Chicago Historical Soc. 
Clubs: Chicago (pres.. 1896-7). English Lake 
(Ind.) Shooting and Fishing, University (New 
York). Office: 1st Nat. Bank Bldg. Residence: 
410 N. State St. 

BANNING, Ephralm, lawyer; b. McDonough 
Co., 111., July 21, 1849; s. Ephralm and Louisa 
Caroline (Walker) Banning; family moved to 
Kansas In 1855 and later to Missouri: worked 
on farm and attended country schools; later 
attended Brookfleld. Mo., Acad.; began study 
of law in office of Hon. Samuel P. Huston, of 
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T. Lindsley (died Feb. 5, 1887), of whom were 
born 3 sons: Pierson W., Walker, Ephralm; 
m., second, Sept. 5, 1889, Emilie B. Jenne. 
Came to Chicago, 1871, becoming student and 
clerk in office of Rosenthal & Pence; admitted 
to Illinois bar, June, 1872; in general practice 
nbout 10 years, since then specialist in patent 
law. Republican. Presidential elector, 1896; del- 
egate to Republican National Convention, 1900; 
was mem. State Board of Charities, 1897-1901; 
was chairman committee on organization of 
Congress on Patents and Trademarks, Chi- 
cago, 1893; was also chairman of the commit- 
tee of the Bar Assn., Chicago, which secured 
the passage of the Illinois Juvenile Court Law 
in 1899; mem. American, State and Chicago 
Bar Assns. Presbyterian elder. Club: Union 
League. Office: Marquette Bldg. Residence: 685 
Washington Boul. 

BANNING, Samuel Walker, lawyer; b. Chi- 
cago, Nov. 16, 1878; s. Thomas A. and Sarah 
J. (Hubbard) Banning; ed. Hyde Park High 
School, South Side Acad. and Dartmouth Col- 
lege, graduating in class of 1900, A.B. ; grad. 
Chicago Kent College of Law, 1903; m. 
Wheaton, 111., Aug. 12, 1903, Grace M. Edson. 
Entered law office of Banning & Banning 
(Ephraim and Thomas A. Banning) in 1900 as 
clerk and student and was admitted to part- 
nership in the firm July 1, 1903, after admis- 
sion to the bar in 1903. Specialties of firm are 
patent, trade mark, copyrierht and corporation 
law. Republican. Congregationalist. Mem. Delta 
Kappa Epsilon, Phi Delta Phi, Dartmouth 
Alumni Assn. Office: Marquette Bldg. Resi- 
dence: 1809 Melrose St. 

BANNING, Thomas A., lawyer; b. on farm 
in McDonough Co., 111., Jan. 16, 1851; s. 
Ephraim and Louisa Caroline (Walker) Ban- 
ning; ed. public schools; studied law; m. Dec. 
21, 1875, Sarah J. Hubbard; children: Samuel 
Walker, Edith, Thomas A., Sarah Louise, Dor- 
othea Esther. Admitted to Illinois bar Sept. 15, 
1875; to bar of Supreme Court of U. S., Jan. 8, 
1880; general practice, but principally in Fed- 
eral, Circuit and Supreme courts; since 1877 
associated with his brother, Ephraim Ban- 
ning, in firm of Banning & Banning. Repub- 
lican. Office: Marquette Bldg. Residence: 
Wheaton, 111. 

BANNISTER, Henry Martyn, physician; b. 
Cazenovia, N. T., July 25, 1844; s. Rev. Henry 
(D.D.) and Lucy (Kimball) Bannister; grad. 
Northwestern Univ., 1863, A.M., 1869; National 
Med. College (med. dept. Columbia Univ.), 
1871; m. June 14, 1887, Delia C. Ladd, Chi- 
cago. On geological survey of Illinois, 1867-8; 
U. S. geological survey of territories, 1872; 
practiced medicine since 1874. Founded with 
Dr. J. S. Jewel and jointly edited for 7 years 
Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases; has 
been connected with other med. journals, now 
with Journal American Med. Assn. Specialist 
in nervous diseases. Mem. American Med. 
Assn., American Medical Psychological Assn.; 
associate mem. American Neurological Assn. 
Author: (with Dr. D. R. Brower) A Practical 
Manual of Insanity, 1902. Contributed chap- 
ters to Hare's System of Therapeutics, 1901, 
and Reference Handbook of Med. Sciences, 
1902; also to geological reports. Articles in 
med. journals chiefly neurological and psychi- 
atrical. Office: 103 Dearborn Av. Residence: 828 
Judson Av.. Evanaton. 111. 

BARAGWANATH, Henry Dunstan, manu- 
facturer; b. Chicago. Feb. 8, 1860; s. William 
and Maria (Loveland) Baragwanath; ed. pub- 
lic and high schools of Chicago to 1875; m. 
St. Louis, Mo., Aug.. 1888, Emily T. Williams: 
children: Elsie, Genevieve, Ruth, Cecil, Mabel. 
After leaving 1 school in 1875 entered the Pa- 
cific Boiler Works, established by his father 
in 1850, and later was admitted as a partner 
under the style of William Baragwanath & 
Son, continuing the business after the death 
of his father in 1888, and on Jan. 1, 1904, in- 



corporating it under the same style, and now 
being pres. of the company, sole manufactur- 
ers of the Steam Jacket Feed-Water Boiler 
and Purifier. Democrat. Mason. Mem. Royal 
League. Office: 50 W. Division St. Residence: 
oo Humboldt Boul. 

BARBER, Albert Harry, produce commis- 
sion merchant; b. Chicago Feb. 13, 1882; s. 
Albert H. and Mary (Pennell) Barber; ed. 
public schools and Cornell Univ. in class of 
1905; unmarried. Upon death of father, 1903, 
succeeded him as pres. and director of A. H. 
Barber & Co. Also vice-pres. and mgr. of the 
A. H. Barber Creamery Supply Co. Republican. 
Mem. Chicago Cornell Alumni Assn. Office: 229 
S. Water St. Residence: 22 Bryant Av. 

BARBER, Hiram, lawyer; b. Queensbury, 
Warren Co., N. T., Mar. 24, 1835; s. Hiram and 
Salome (Seeley) Barber; moved to Wisconsin, 
1846; ed. district schools and 3 years in Univ. 
of Wisconsin; attended Albany Law School; 
m.. 1857, Louisa, daughter of Gen. James Mc- 
Ewan, of Chester, Wis.; children: Helen (now 
Mrs. H. L. Kadish), Florence (now Mrs. D. C. 
Everitt), Sherman, Cameron. Admitted to bar, 
1856; practiced at Juneau, Wls., as partner of 
Hon. Charles Billinghurst; later at Water- 
town, Wis., partner of Col. Charles R. Gill, 
former attorney-general of Wisconsin; re- 
moved to Chicago, 1866; partner with late Ed- 
mund Jussen as Jussen & Barber until 1869; 
then with Francis Lackner as Barber & Lack- 
ner, 1869-78; mem. of Congress, 1879-81; re- 
ceiver of Land Office, Mitchell, Dak., 1881-5; 
returned to Chicago and practiced in partner- 
ship with Theodore Brentano until latter was 
elected to bench of Superior Court; since then 
in practice alone; master in chancery Superior 
Court of Cook County since 1891. Republican. 
Mason, K. T. Office: 112 Clark St. Residence: 
4642 Indiana Av. 

BARBER, John Child, manufacturer; b. St. 
Lawrence Co., N. T., Dec. 12, 1844; s. Alonson 
and Emeline (Child) Barber; ed. public schools 
of St. Lawrence Co., N. T., and Rock Co., Wis., 
1852-60; served as a soldier in a Wisconsin 
regt. in the Civil War, Sept., 1861, to Aug., 
1865; m. Fond du Lac, Wis., Mar. 3, 1869, 
Fannie M. Craig; children: Annie C., Franklin 
L., Levl W. From Sept., 1865, to Apr.. 1871, 
was employed as a car builder by the Chicago 
& Northwestern Ry. at Fond du Lac, Wis. ; 
car foreman Northern Pacific Ry., St. Paul, 
Minn., Apr., 1871, to 1873; master car builder, 
Missouri, Kansas & Texas Ry., 1873-83, Se- 
dalla, Mo.; superintendent Rio Grande division, 
Texas Pacific Ry., Ft. Worth. Tex., 1883-5; 
master car builder. Northern Pacific Ry., St. 
Paul, Minn., 1885-97. Afterwards prominent as 
an inventor in railroad appliances, and origin- 
ator and patentee of the Barber trucks. Pres. 
Standard Car Truck Co. Republican. Office: Old 
Colony Bldg. Residence: 5628 Washington Av. 

BARBER, Lymnn W., sec. and accountant; 
b. St. Lawrence Co., N. T., Apr. 12, 1846; s. 
Alonson and Emeline (Child) Barber; ed. pub- 
lic schools of St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., and 
Rock Co., Wis., 1852-60; m. Beaver Dam, Wis., 
Mar. 27, 1871, Elizabeth M. Rowell (now de- 
ceased); children: Bert S., Belle M. Engaged 
In railroading 1862-3; engraver on marble. 
1864-73; bookkeeper and cashier for J. S. 
Rowell, Sons & Co., Beaver Dam. Wis.. 1873- 
1885; head bookkeeper for David Bradley & 
Co., Minneapolis. Minn., 1885-8; sec. and mgr. 
the J. S. Rowell Manufacturing Co., Beaver 
Dam, Wis., 1888-95; since then director same. 
Since 1896, sec. and director of the Standard 
Tar Truck Co., Chicago. Republican. Office: 
Old Colony Bldg. Residence: 4139 Indiana Av. 

BARBOTTR, Prank, fire insurance agent; b. 
Norwalk, Conn., Feb. 18, 1863; ed. public 
schools; unmarried. Entered insurance busi- 
ness in 1880 and later became a member of the 
firm of Smith, Miller, Whitney & Barbour. fire 
insurance agents (established 1874), consoll- 



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dated in 1901 with R. S. Critchell & Co. (estab- bar, 1877; practiced law until 1882; appointed 

lished 1863), under firm name of Critchell, receiver for an iron concern and abandoned 

Miller, Whitney & Barbour (composed of R. the law for iron and steel mfg. ; now pres. of 

S. Critchell, B. C. Miller, C. P. Whitney, Frank the Kenwood Bridge Co.; dir. Nat. Storage Co. 

Barbour, Kossuth Marks, L. M. Drake), local Mem. Western Soc. of Engineers. Republican. 

flre insurance agents, being sole agents for Clubs: Chicago Yacht, Kenwood, Chicago Ath- 

eleven large English and American companies, letic; Dunedin (Fla.) Yacht. Office: 1st Nat. 

Republican. Clubs: Union League, Chicago Bank Bldg. Residence: 4633 Greenwood Av. 

Athletic, Kenwood, Midlothian. Office: LaSalle BABKEB, John. Samuel, life underwriter; b. 

St., S. W. corner Madison St. Residence: Chi- Toledo, O., Mar. 15, 1858; s. Calvin and Mary 

cago Beach Hotel. (White) Barker; ed. Racine (Wis.) College; m. 

BABBOTTB. James Josepb, lawyer; b. Hart- Cleveland, O., 1886, Helen Sanford; children: 
ford, Conn., Dec. 28, 1869; s. Rev. H. H. and John C., Helen Elise. Entered business life in 
Frances E. Barbour; ed. common and high Toledo, O. ; in the grain commission trade 
schools of Newark, N. J., up to 1886, Chicago until 1878; after that coal merchant at the 
College of Law, 1889-92; m. Chicago, Sept. 1, same place until 1891; removed to Wisconsin 
1891, Lillian Clayton; children: Justin F., in 1891 to become state mgr. for the Massa- 
Heman H., Elizabeth. Upon admission to the chusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., of Spring- 
bar at age of 21, in 1891, became attorney for field, Mass., and so continued until 1896, 
the Commercial National Bank of Chicago, and when came to Chicago to accept present posi- 
continued as such until the death of Henry F. tion as manager for the New York Life Insur- 
Eames, its pres., in 1897. In 1894 associated ance Co. Clubs: Evanston, Evanston Golf, Ham- 
in law partnership with Joseph A. Sleeper, and ilton. Office: 279 Dearborn St. Residence: 1423 
so continued until the latter retired from Judson Av., Evanston. 

practice; since then has practiced alone. Asst. BABKEB, Nelson Earle, banker; b. New 

State's Attorney, 1904. Republican. Mem. and Haven, Conn., June 14, 1857; s. Oliver E. and 

sec. Sons of Connecticut. Club: Marquette. Martha J. (Potter) Barker; grad. from Rus- 

Offlce: New York Life Bldg. Residence: 444 sell School (collegiate and commercial insti- 

Greenleaf Av., Rogers Park. tute at New Haven, Conn.) in class of 1874; 

BARD, George Morris, pres. Norwall Manu- m. Ansonia, Conn., Oct. 14, 1885, Adela Lin- 

facturing Co.; b. Alliance, O., July 22, 1852; coin Terry; children: Terry Earle, Nelson E., 

s. Jesse and Sarah (Ulary) Bard; ed. public Jr., William Cowles. Began business career 

schools of Ohio; m. Beverly, Mass., 1881, Helen with the Security Insurance Co. at its home 

Norwood; children: Norwood, Ralph A., Roy office at New Haven, Conn., and remained there 

Emerson. Was engaged in general hardware several years; pres. Chattanooga Savings 

business at Alliance, O., and at Cleveland, Bank, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1889-93; from 1893 

1869-83; in iron and steel business at Cleve- to 1902 pres. of the First National Bank of 

land, 1883-91; treas. and mgr. of the Indiana Birmingham, Ala., and in July, 1902, came to 

Iron Co., Muncie, Ind., 1891-99; general super- Chicago and was appointed to his present posi- 

intendent and director Republic Iron and Steel tion as vice-pres. of the Continental National 

Co., Chicago, 1899 to Oct. 1, 1901; since 1903 Bank. Clubs: Chicago, Union League, Washing- 

pres. Norwall Manufacturing Co. Republican, ton Park. Office: 218 LaSalle St. Residence: 

Mason, K. T. Club: Homewood. Office: 138 4932 Lake Av. 

Jackson Boul. Residence: 4841 Madison Av. BARLEB, Augustus Condon, pres. A. C. Bar- 

BABKEB. Clarence Freeman, physician; b. ler Manufacturing Co., manufacturers of oil 
Montville, Waldo Co., Me., Jan. 19, 1852; s. heaters; b. Chester, 111., May 23, 1856; s. Orson 
Isaac Truman and Abbie (Dyer) Barker; ed. L. and Emeline A. (Condon) Barler; ed. pri- 
Kent's Hill College and Seminary, Readfleld, vate schools and Shurtleff College, Upper 
Me., graduating 1876; grad. Hahnemann Med. Alton, 111.; m. Chicago, June. 1878, Cordelia J. 
College and Hosp., Chicago, M.D., 1880; m. Higgins; children: Alice L., Harold A. Came to 
Chicago, Feb. 24, 1881, Arta Louise Culver. Chicago in 1875, entering employ of McClay & 
While obtaining literary education was a Tucker, produce commission merchants, as 
teacher in public schools; after graduation clerk, and remaining with that house until 
from med. college, settled in Holliston, Mass., Nov., 1877, when entered employ of Sidney 
and practiced 2 years; removed to Manistee, Shepherd & Co. as bookkeeper and asst. cash- 
Mich., practicing there until 1894; since 1895 ier, later representing them on road until 
in practice in Chicago. Prof, of surgery Hahne- 1886; went to Fremont, Neb., 1886, and joined 
mann Med. College, Chicago. Mem. Am. Insti- Theo. Huette & Sons, hardware, as partner, 
tute of Homeopathy, Illinois Med. Assn., remaining until 1892; then came to Chicago, 
Clinical Soc. of Hahnemann Med. College and organizing and incorporating the Huette-Bar- 
Hosp. Office and residence: 3914 Ellis Av. ler Manufacturing Co.; in 1893 acauired the 

BABKEB, David Kelson, manufacturers' interests of the Messrs. Huette, and changed 
mgr. in iron and steel; b. Homer, Cortland Co., the name to A. C. Barler Manufacturing Co., 
N. Y., Mar. 3, 1844; s. David Earle and Naomi manufacturers of oil heaters and hardware 
(Hill) Barker; ed. public school and Cortland specialties. Republican. Mem. Royal Arcanum. 
County Acad., Homer, N. Y., and in Ames Club: Chicago Athletic. Office: 104-6 Lake St. 
Commercial College, Syracuse, N. Y.; m. Residence: 1918 Arlington PI. 
Waukegan, 111., Sept. 7, 1870, Mary, daughter BARLOW, Henry Clay, mgr. Chicago Ship- 
of Alson S. Sherman; children: Earle Sherman ners Assn.; b. Niles, Mich., Aug. 15, 1850; s. 
Barker, Mrs. Marion Barker Wing. Came to Lemuel and Hannah (Orcutt) Barlow; at- 
Chicago, 1872; since Jan., 1875, with Jones & tended school at Niles until 12 years old: re- 
Laughlln, and in Aug., 1894, became mgr. of moved with family to Amboy, 111.: went to 
the Chicago house for the great manufactur- school 1 year there; m. Jan. 12, 1883, Mary 
ing corporation formerly known as Jones & Cone, of Winona, Minn.; children: Henry Cone, 
Laughlins, Limited, but now as Jones & Louise F., Frances F. Began railway service 
Laughlin Steel Co., operating large plant at as office boy and clerk Illinois Central R. R. 
Pittsburg, Pa., in the manufacture of all kinds at Warren, 111., Feb. 17, 1866; became telegraph 
of iron and steel products. Republican. Club: operator Chicago & North-Western Rv. at Bar- 
Union League. Office: 28 W. Lake St. Resi- rinerton. 111., June. 1866, to Feb., 1867; clerk 
dence: 1236 Judson Av.. Evanston, 111. and operator on various divisions same road, 

BABKEB, Frank 'William, manufacturer: b. 1867-71: agent at Norwalk, Wis.. 1871-9; travel- 
Chicago, Oct. 15. 1851: s. Joseph N. and ing freight agent, same road, 1879-81; division 
Frances M. (Long) Barker; ed. public schools freight agent Winona & St. Peter and Dakota 
and old Chicago Univ.; m. Chicago, June 15, Central R. R. at Winona. Minn., 1881-2; asst. 
1882, Julia R. Shumway; children: Joseph S., general freight agent, 1882-3, and general 
Margery, Ellen Gould. Admitted to Illinois freight agent, 1883-4, Atchison, Topeka & 



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Santa Fe R. R. ; traffic mgr. Mexican Central 1891; now lecturer on evnecoloev - 

R " S 4 ^ trafflc mgr ' W i sconsln Central uate' Med. School and *Hotp . Chicgo Mem 

lines, 1887-93; vice-pres. and general mgr., Am. Med. Assn , Chicaeo Med Soc Pprm-Vn 

1893-5, and pres., 1895-1901 .Evansville & Te'rre Med. Soc.. Illinois Stat^Meo, Soc Inde?enTen" 

Haute R. R.; now mgr. of Chicago Shippers in politics. Formerly asst sureeon I NO 

Assn. Mason. Club: Union League. Office: 135 Office: 2600 Wallace St Residence- '4031 Vin- 

Adams St. Residence: 611 Fair Oaks Av., Oak cennes Av. 

Park. BARNARD, James Henry, lawyer' b Albion 

BARLOW, louis Nathan, physician; b. Tis- N. Y., Feb. 4, 1869; s Henry B andHuldah I 

kilwa, 111., July 30, 1861; s. Nathan W. and (Comstock) Barnard; ed. Albion High School 

Asena S. (Greenman) Barlow; ed. public and Cornell Univ., 1886-7; m Feb 3 1904 Mrs 

schools of Illinois and Nebraska and later by Louise Black Clarke, daughter ' of ex-Mivor 

private tutor; ed. Northwestern Univ. Med. John Black, Milwaukee, Wis Admitted to bar 

School (Chicago Med. College), graduating, 1890; since then engaged in' general practice 

M.D., 1885; m. Chicago, Oct. 25, 1893, Addle E. Pres. Benedetto Allegretti Co Republic-m' 

Wilcox; children: Roland W., Eleanor S., Ruth Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Exmoor Office- Ash- 

Christobel. Was engaged in drug business from land Block. Residence: 71 Astor St 

1875 to 1878, Kearney, Neb.; 1879-82, Peoria, BARNARTI Tn<n. AII 

111.; since med. graduation in 1885 has been in coTtUSS N "'Y Ma" 2^ 1 sV s wfn a m o 

continuous practice of medicine in Chicago, and Katif C CAnvni f RarnaV^ ^ K,?' 

Physician (internal medicine) People's Hosp. fchoolCortlanrl N V v m^ffi =' H pU T b !l C 

Republican. Reformed Episcopalian. Mem. Chi- ?g M?nnie Fountain-' children ' WilHamo" 

cago Med. Soc.. Am. Med. Assn. Office: 3035 Lois' E Lewis A K-itle T r-nmZ w^t i 

Indiana Av. Residence: 4039 Indiana Av. Mason CitvTa l 1JM$ tJi o. f ^ 1 

RARNAB.'n -pmriArioV inw nrlntpr- h 5ninor f as O" V^y, la., in 1872, and was engaged in 

ajmaJLtHf, freaencK, ictw primer, o. comer- thp coal hii<s1npc thora until ifififi- n 

ton, Somersetshire, Eng., Oct. 3, 1836; A Chicago and Pntae-^ in thl L 

Thomas and Amelia (Frimpton) Barnard; ed. en^for h T^ 



.n M - 

Chicago; m. Chicago, 1858, Jennie A. McLean pral <jaip<5 ao-pnt f/->r- tv,< Tsr 

children: Bertie, Lucy (now Mrs. W. M. Elton), c oal Co Ca^fervil?P Minin rr ase 

Alice (Mrs. F. M. Wagner), Edward, Frederick. CoflierV Co Bessemer Walhfd^onl^o OfflrP 

Began business career as a newsboy, carrying Railway Ex'chane^ld^ Residence- 44fil 

the Chicago Journal in 1847; learned printing Av way J - 



Hnf^n 001 ^ iELSLSS Je 11 BARNES, Albert Crane, lawyer, jurist; b. 

printer in Jan., 1857, In firm of Beach & Bar- Addison Vt Tunp 2S 18^V 4 AtTahPi nmi 

nard; changing to Beach Barnard & Co.. 1871 ffig^ (Crane^) Barnes; Ira'd.'un^of 1 Ver 

and in 1895 to Barnard & Miller, who make a m ont AB 1876- Alhanv T nw <?ohnni AI 

specialty of law printing. Is oldest "boss" y NY LLB 1877^ m Chicago Mav 

printer and oldest "newsboy" in Chicago. Mem. 2 5, 1895', Jessie ' Welles Gris'wold. Admitted 

Typothetae (ex-pres.) Chicago Historical Soc to bar of New York state 1877 and after 

n n r w^a1 g 2' ' ?T^ A i n^ en n ^1 further study in Keeseville and Plattsburgh. 

Council, Royal Arcanum; Lincoln Council, Nat N . Y ., went to Washington, D. C., and passed 

Union; Old-Time Printers' Soc Manufacturers clvll ser vice examination and was appointed 

Ar n " >, f o v h o aS i?- r^ em> A St r SfflM? i ai*^25 I to P sl tion in U. S. general land office, re- 

Church Oak Park Office: 44 LaSalle St. Resi- quiring him to write decisions upon con- 

dence: 424 South Boul., Oak Park, 111. tested land claims within railroad grants, 

BARNARD. Gilbert Wordsworth, merchant; which position held from 1879 to 1883; went 

b. Palmyra, Wayne Co., N. Y., June 1, 1834; a. to North Dakota and was appointed by the 

George Washington and Sabrina (Deming) governor one of the commissioners to or- 

Barnard; father died during his infancy; re- ganize Bottineau Co., of which, in 1884, was 

moved with mother to Michigan; ed. public elected district atty.: came to Chicago, 1885; 

schools of that state; m. Chicago, May, 1863, practiced in connection with S. M. Millard 

Mary Dooling; 4 children, 1 now living, until 1896, when was appointed by Charles 

Came to Chicago at 15: was employed in gen- S. Deneen asst. state's atty., and after the 

eral store of John C. Williams; afterwards en- resignation of Judge McEwen was first asst. 

gaged in book and stationery business, and until elected judge of Superior Court of 

later conducted general commercial business. Cook Co. for term expiring 1910. Republican. 

Was member of the volunteer fire department Mem. Sons of the Revolution. Clubs: Hamil- 

of Chicago, 1850-8. Was made a Mason Oct., ton. Calumet Golf, Union League. Residence: 

1864; advanced steadily in Masonry until he 180 F. 51st St. 

received the 33rd degree, Scottish Rite, Nov. BARNES, Albert Rice, printer; b. West 

13, 1873. Is Past Master Garden City Lodge Brookfield, Mass., Sept. 21, 1851; s. Harrison 

No. 141, Past High Priest Corinthian Chapter and Rebecca (Rice) Barnes: ed. public schools 

No. 69, R. A. M., Past Eminent Commander St. Brookfleld and academy at West Salem, Mass.: 

Bernard Commnndery No. 35. K. T., Past Com- m. Chicago, Dec., 1879, Cora Shedd. Came from 

mander-in-Chief Oriental Consistory, Grand Massachusetts to Chicago in 1872, and has 

Sec. Grand Chapter; Grand Recorder Grand ever since been engaged in the printing busi- 

Council and Grand Commandery, Grand Sec. ness. In 1873 the firm became Barnes & Gritz- 

of the Council of Deliberation. S. P. R. S., and ner, and in 1875 changed to Bliss, Barnes & 

various other bodies in Illinois; sec. Masonic Co.. so continuing until 1879, when it became 

Orphans' Home. Office: Masonic Temple. Resi- A. R. Barnes & Co. In 1902 the business was 

dence- 3359 Calumet Av incorporated as A. R. Barnes & Co., printers 

BARNARD. Hayden Suffleld, physician and and copying book manufacturers, of wh. lcn 

surgeon; b. Monroe, Mich.. Aug. 19, 1866; s. is pres. and director. Independent in politics. 

Richard Barnard and Marianna (Barnett) Clubs: Union League, Evanston, Hennepin 

Barnard; ed. public and high schools of Chi- Shooting. Mem. National Manufacturers Assn 

on go. the Univ. of Chicago. Rush Med. College Office: 521 Wabash Av. Residence: 1314 Forest 

(graduating, M.D.. 1889), Univ. of Heidelberg, Av., Evanston. 

Germany, and Univ. of Vienna, Austria; m. BARNES, Charles Joseph, managing director 

Stuggart. Germany, May 2, 1894, the Baroness of the Am. Book Company; b. Evansville, Ind.; 

Sophie von Georgii-Geofgennu: children: Rosa- ed. public schools. In 1860 became connected 

lie, Hayden F. E.. Richard Edwin. Sophie Eu- with the house of A. S Barnes & Co.; was with 

genin. 'Harold Suffield. Engaged in general the house at New York until 1868, when came 

praotirp of medicine and surgery in Chicago to Chicago as manager of the branch house 

since 1889. Resident physician the Royal Ba- in this city, so continuing until 1 90, when, 

varian Hosp. for Women, Munich, Germany, with other large school book publishers, com- 



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bined In formation of the Am. Book Co., of 
which has since been managing director at 
Chicago. Mem. Chicago Historical Soc. ; gov- 
ernor of the Art Institute of Chicago. Clubs: 
Calumet, Caxton, Chicago, Chicago Golf, Wash- 
ington Park. Office: 521 Wabash Av. Residence: 
297 Ontario St. 

BARNES, Charles Montgomery, school 
books; b. Canton, 111., 1833; s. Rev. Romulus 
and Olivia (Denham) Barnes; grad. Knox Col- 
lege, Galesburg, 111., 1856; student Andover 
(Mass.) Theological Seminary, 2 years; grad. 
Chicago Theological Seminary, 1859; m. Men- 
dota, 111., Oct. 31, 1863, Ellen Moore; children: 
William Robbins, Olivia Lee (Mrs. Dodds), 
Samuel Denham, Mary Maud (Mrs. Steele), 
Ellen Estelle (Mrs. Fox). Entered Congrega- 
tional ministry, 1859, and was pastor at Kan- 
kakee, 111., and Neponset, 111.; while pastor at 
Neponset was elected and commissioned chap- 
lain of the 93d 111. Vols. ; served until close of 
war; laid out suburban town of Hinsdale. 17 
miles west of Chicago; was pastor at Ply- 
mouth. 111., but left ministry on account of 
poor health. In 1869 originated a new busi- 
ness of jobbing second-hand school books; 
later also adding new books and incorporating 
business as C. M. Barnes Co., of which he is 
pres. Also vice-pres. Pan-Am. Planters' Co. ; 
treas. Travelers' Mining Co. Republican. Con- 
gregationalist. Office: 263 Wabash Av. 

BARNES, Charles Held, prof, of plant physi- 
ology, Univ. of Chicago, since July, 1898; b. 
Madison, Ind., Sept. 7, 1858; grad. Hanover 
(Ind.) College, 1877; A. M., 1880; Ph.D., 1886; 
graduate study at Harvard, 1877, 1878, 1885-6, 
1892; m. Dec. 25, 1882, Mary King Ward, La- 
fayette, Ind. Prof, natural history, Purdue 
Univ., Lafayette, Ind., 1880-6; prof, botany, 
Univ. of Wisconsin, 1886-98; co-editor Botan- 
ical Gazette since 1883. Sec. Botanical Soc. of 
America, 1893-8 (pres., 1903); general sec. A. 
A. A. S., 1896 (vice-pres., 1899). Writer on 
botanical subjects (see Who's Who in Amer- 
ica). Address: 306 56th St. 

BARNES, Clifford Webster, educator; b. Cor- 
ry, Pa., 1864; s. Joseph and Anna (Webster) 
Barnes; grad. Yale, A.B., 1889; B.D., ibid., 1892; 
fellow Univ. of Chicago, 1892-3; M.A., same, 
1893; m. Lake Forest. 111., 1898, Alice Reid. 
Resident worker, Hull House Social Settle- 
ment, Chicago, 1893-4; pastor in Chicago, 
1894-7; student at Oxford, Eng., 1898; director 
of Student Christian Movement, Paris, France, 
1898-9; acting pres. Am. Art Assn., Paris, 
France, 1898-9; instructor sociology and di- 
rector Univ. Settlement Work, Univ. of Chi- 
cago, 1899-1900; pres. and prof, sociology, Illi- 
nois College, 1900-5; general sec. of the Re- 
ligious Education Assn. of America since 1905. 
Presbyterian. Clubs: Chicago, Union League, 
University, Onwentsia (Lake Forest, 111.), 
Country (Jacksonville). Office: 1st Nat. Bank 
Bldg. Residence: Lake Forest, 111. 

BARNES, Francis Asbnry, real estate; b. 
St. Lawrence Co., N. T., July 17, 1845; s. Aaron 
H. and Betsey (Camp) Barnes; ed. district 
schools of Will Co., 111.; m. Chicago, May 17, 
1870, Vilena Holton Cater; children: Bessie E., 
Clara E., Percy C., Winifred, Lewis F., Helen 
V. Began business life at age of 13 as a boy in 
the employ of William M. Tilden & Co. at the 
Union Stock Yards, and later was stock buyer 
for Griffin Bros, in the state of Minnesota; 
next was in drug business, 1865-72; employed 
in real estate business 1872-75; since then in 
business for self, and in 1878, with Samuel M. 
Parish, established present firm of Barnes & 
Parish, real estate, loan and renting agents, 
which continued until death of Mr. Parish, 
Dec. 30, 1904; present style of firm is Francis 
A. Barnes & Co. Mem. Chicago Real Estate 
Board. Republican. Congregationalist. Office: 
145 LaSalle St. Residence: 229 Oakley Boul. 

BARNES, Frank John, wholesale chairs; b. 
Swanzey, N. H., Sept. 10, 1845; ed. public 



schools of Athol, Mass.; removed to Wiscon- 
sin (when 4 years of age) with parents, who 
located on a farm in Newton, Wis. ; learned 
chair-making trade in Boston, 1861-4; came to 
Chicago, 1864, and established chair jobbing 
business under name of E. F. Pierce & Co.; 
bought out Mr. Pierce in 1871, and established 
business as Stolle & Barnes, and 1 year later 
the firm of Stolle & Barnes was dissolved. He 
then formed a partnership with J. S. Ford 
Johnson & Co., which continued until 1883; 
since then he has been the Chicago mgr. for 
the Croker Chair Co. and the Milwaukee Chair 
Co. Republican. Office: 190-1 Michigan Av. 
Residence: 4337 Grand Boul. 

BARNES, Julian, architect; b. Haverstraw, 
Rockland Co., N. Y., Apr. 20, 1856; s. Na- 
thanael and Mary Elizabeth (Thlel) Barnes; 
ed. public and high schools of Joliet, 111., and 
at Northwestern Univ., 1878-80; m. New Len- 
ox, 111., Aug. 22, 1881, Helen Amanda Lewis; 
children: Julian Lewis, Erma Lewis. Lived 
with parents on farm near Joliet, 111., until 
entered college; after leaving college, taught 
1 year in public schools of Joliet, then prac- 
ticed as architect there, 1883-94, when moved 
to Chicago, and has since practiced here, 
while retaining residence at Joliet. Dlr. and 
pres. of the Cylinder Oil Co.; dir. the J. H. 
Wood Claim and Adjustment Co. Fellow Am. 
Institute of Architects. Republican. Office: 
Railway Exchange. Residence: 410 Richards 
St., Joliet, 111. 

BARNES, Nelson I. Tiling-ton, broker; b. Chi- 
cago, May 30, 1873; s. Charles J. and Mary 
(Ludington) Barnes; grad. Phillips Acad., 
Andover, Mass., 1892; Yale College, B.A., 
1897; unmarried. Engaged in business as a 
broker In bonds in 1900 with Tracy & Co., Chi- 
cago, continuing In that connection until Jan., 
1904, when took present position as bond man 
with the firm of King, Hodenpyl & Co. Also 
sec. and treas. of the Beaver Oil Co. Repub- 
lican. Clubs: Chicago, Chicago Golf, Washing- 
ton Park, Saddle and Cycle, Union. Office: 217 
La.Salle St. Residence: 297 Ontario St. 

BARNES, Philip Richard, lawyer; b. on 
island in the Hudson River, near Albany, N. 
Y., June 5, 1856; s. Samuel and Kate (Veer) 
Barnes; early education in public schools; 
grad. State Normal School, Oshkosh, Wis., 
1881, and from law dept. of Union College, Al- 
bany, N. Y., 1884; became teacher, first as 
principal of public school, Oshkosh, Wis., 
then at high school, Mauston, Wis.; lectured 
on commercial law at Daggett Business Col- 
lege, Oshkosh, Wis.; m. Dec. 31, 1895, Lola 
Norman Strong; 1 child: Norman R. Practiced 
law at Oshkosh, Wis., 1885-90: since 1890 in 
Chicago; specialist in med. jurisprudence cases 
and lecturer on that subject in med. colleges. 
Has been identified with several murder cases, 
in which he has sustained his defense of in- 
sanity, and with other important cases In- 
volving matters of med. jurisprudence; special 
counsel for John Alex. Dowle. Liberal in re- 
ligion. Mem. of People's Church, Chicago. Re- 
publican in national and non-partisan in local 
politics; one of the founders of the Emmellne 
Thomas Day Nursery; director National Med. 
College. Clubs: Lincoln; pres. of the Dr. 
Thomas Literary and Social; pres. 27th Ward 
Associated Improvement; Irving Park. Office: 
84 LaSalle St. Residence: 1776 W. Catalpa Av., 
Forest Glen. 

BARNETT, Joseph H., engraver: b. Chi- 
cago, Jan. 23, 1859; s. Alexander and Fannie 
(Eccles) Barnett; ed. public schools and pre- 
paratory dept. Northwestern Univ., 1874-5; m. 
Chicago, Dec. 24, 1879, Henrietta Sigler Wood; 
children: Fannie Eccles, Joseph H., Jr., Hen- 
rietta Louise, Irving Wood. Began business 
career as clerk for Blomgren Bros. & Co., of 
which firm he later became sec. and mgr. until 
1894; sec. A. Zeese & Co., 1894-9; organized 
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1900, but sold out In 1901 and has since been 
in business alone under firm name of Jos. H. 
Barnett & Co. Has been connected with I. N. 
G. about 26 years and with the First Regt. 
about 20 years; now maj. and chief quarter- 
master first brigade, I. N. G. Trustee First 
Presbyterian Church, Austin, since 1894. Re- 

Eublican. Club: Hamilton. Office: 334 Dearborn 
t. Residence: 319 S. Franklin Av., Austin. 

BARNETT, Otto Raymond, patent lawyer; b. 
Washington, D. C., Sept. 21, 1868; s. Theodore 
J. and Eugenia M. (Hodge) Barnett; descended 
on mother's side from Robert Livingston of 
New York; ed. public school, Glencoe, 111.; 
grad LL.B., Northwestern Univ. Law School, 
1888; m. Chicago, June 18, 1895, Mabel D. Row- 
ley; 1 son: Lawrence Theodore. Admitted to 
bar of Illinois Supreme Court, 1889; to U. S. 
Supreme Court, 1897. Entered office of James 
H. Raymond In 1887, and In 1900 formed part- 
nership with him as Raymond & Barnett. 
Occupied mainly In the law of patents, trade- 
marks, copyrights and corporations. Prof, of 
patent law, Northwestern Univ., 1902-4. Vlce- 
pres., director and general counsel Chicago 
Car Heating Co. Republican. Mem. Patent Law 
Assn., Chicago Bar Assn., Illinois State Bar 
Assn. Clubs: Hamilton, Skokle Country. Office: 
Monadnock Block. Residence: Glencoe, 111. 

BARNEY 1 , Bruce Burleiffh, real estate and 
loans; b. Flndlay, Hancock Co., O., June 16, 
1855; s. Burleigh B. and Elizabeth (Westen- 
haver) Barney; ed. public schools and at Phil- 
lips Acad., Exeter, N. H.; m. Waukegan, 111., 
Dec., 1903, Ida M. Macfarlane; 1 son: Bruce 
B., Jr. On leaving school began business career 
in dry goods store of Fred E. Eaton & Co., 
Toledo, O. ; 4 years later engaged on Board of 
Trade at Toledo with E. R. Williams & Bros., 
later with Welles Bros.; went to California, 
1880, and thence to China and Japan; returned 
to Toledo. 1883, and was in employ of Toledo 
Linseed Oil Co.; came to Chicago, Oct., 1884, 
and engaged in real estate business with E. F. 
Getchell as E. F. Getchell & Co., changing in 
1887 to Getchell, Barney & Co., and since ex- 
piration of the partnership, Dec., 1891, has 
continued in real estate business alone. Mem. 
Chicago Real Estate Board. Mason, mem. 
Apollo Commandery, K. T., Oriental Consistory 
(32), Park Lodge 843. Stanch Republican. 
Office: Borden Blk. Residence: 1723 Cornelia 
Av. (Lake View). 

BARNHART, Arthur Mlddleton, pres. Barn- 
hart Bros. & Spindler, type founders: b. Hart- 
fleld, Chautauqua Co., N. Y.. Feb. 17, 1844; s. 
Peter and Sarah (Herrick) Barnhart; ed. pub- 
lic schools; m. 1st, Muscatlne. la., 1869, An- 
gle B. Stein (died, Chicago, 1895); m. 2d, Chi- 
cago, 1900, Stella I. La Zelle; children: Ar- 
thur M., Jr., Victor Herrick (deceased). Barn- 
hart Bros., of which he was a mem., estab- 
lished several papers in Iowa, 1865-73, includ- 
ing the Towa State Lender, at Des Moines; 
came to Chicago, 1868. and established In the 
advertising agency business, and In 1869 es- 
tablished a type foundry, which is still con- 
ducted as a corporation under the name of 
Barnhart Bros. & Snindler. of which is tires, 
and dlr. ; also pres. Great Western Type Foun- 
dry Co., Kansas City. Mo.: Great Western 
Bldi?. Co., Kansas City, Mo.: dir. Barnhart 
Type Foundry, New York; Minnesota Type 
Foundry Co., St. Paul, Minn.: Great Western 
Type Foundry Co., Omaha, Neb.; St. Louis 
Printers' Stapply Co., St. Louis, Mo.: Southern 
Printers' Supply Co., Washington, D. C. : Pa- 
cific Printers' Supply Co., Seattle, Wash. Mem. 
Board of Governors Chicago Art Institute; 
mem. Municipal Art Leaerue of Chicago, ad- 
visory board of the Civic Federation: on exec- 
utive committee of the Legislative Voters 
League; mem. Am. Assn. for the Advancement 
of Science. Clubs: Union Leaerue, Chicago Ath- 
letic, City, Troquols, Glen View, Homewood. 



Sons of New York. Office: 183-187 Monroe St. 
Residence; 4455 Drexel Boul. 

BARNHART, Kenneth, dry goods; b. Streets- 
ville, Ont., Can., Apr. 14, 1858; s. Noah and 
Catherine (McMaster) Barnhart; ed. McGill 
and Maxon private schools, Toronto, Ont., and 
Hellmuth College, London, Ont., graduating 
1876; m. Chicago, Sept. 18. 1888, Fanny Coryell 
Morse; 1 son: Eugene M. Bookkeeper for A. R. 
McMaster & Bro., Toronto, Ont., 1876-80; since 
1880 with Marshall Field & Co., Chicago, in 
charge of their foreign business. Independent 
in politics. Episcopalian. Clubs: Union League, 
Midlothian. Office: 200 Adams St. Residence: 
5739 Washington Av. 

BARNUM, William H., jurist; b. Onondaga 
Co., N. Y., Feb. 15. 1840; s. Charles and Harriet 
(Rogers) Barnum; parents moved to Belleville, 
111., when he was very young; ed. private 
schools and at State Normal School, Ypsilanti, 
Mich.; student at Univ. of Michigan to Junior 
year, and later, by action of the Faculty and 
Board of Regents, enrolled among the grad- 
uates and presented with an honorary degree 
from the Univ.; m. 1860, Clara Hyde, of Belle- 
ville, 111.; children: Belle (now Mrs. M. D. L. 
Simpson), Gertrude, Edna (now Mrs. Toles), 
Harry H. Studied law in office of Hon. George 
Trumbull, of Belleville, 111.; admitted to Illi- 
nois bar, 1862; practiced at Chester, 111.. 1862- 
1867; in Chicago since 1867; partner with Law- 
rence J. J. Nlssen, 1867-76; of firm of Harding, 
Nissen & Barnum, 1876-8; then with Cornelius 
Van Schaack, 1878-9; Judge Circuit Court of 
Cook Co. from 1879 until Dec. 1, 1884, when 
be resigned; was also Democratic nominee for 
Circuit Judge, 1903; was formerly head of firm 
of Barnum & Barnum; now practicing alone. 
Democrat. Clubs: Union League, Iroquols. 
Office: First National Bank Bldg. Residence: 
Riverside, 111. 

BARNTTM, "William ILewia, insurance; b. 
Newark, N. J., Aug. 24, 1829; s. Ammon and 
Cathrine King (Erwin) Barnum; ed. private 
schools and Knox College; took course in 
higher mathematics and civil engineering; m. 
Springfield, 111., 1854, Mary Davis Clark. After 
leaving manual training school began as clerk 
in dry goods store; then went to St. Louis 
with wholesale store as collector and sales- 
man for the company and acting as their at- 
torney; made trips on horseback from St. 
Louis to St. Paul, covering territory adjacent 
to Mississippi and Missouri Rivers in sum- 
mer, and similar trips south, through Red 
River and Mississippi valleys to New Orleans 
in winter, for seven years; then bought a store 
at Decatur, 111. Was appointed agent and at- 
torney for swamp lands by Gov. Bissell; 
studied law; admitted to bar, 1859, while liv- 
ing at Decatur. When war broke out, in 1861, 
was called to staff of Gov. Yates, organizing 
and drilling recruits, and In July, 1861, at Gov. 
Yates' request, took command of company of 
sharpshooters at Jacksonville, 111., and took 
them to St. Louis Arsenal; mustered In as 
capt. Company I, First Regt., U. S. Rifles; 
later lieut.-col. and col. Eleventh Missouri 
Veteran Volunteers. After war came to Chi- 
cago In winter of 1865-6, and a year later 
bought Insurance business of Lambert C. Hall, 
and has since been engaged in fire insurance 
business. Republican. Mason, 32, K. T. Mem. 
Loyal Legion. Club: Union League. Office: 205 
LaSalle St. Residence: Lakota Hotel. 

BARR, Robert C., pres. Cleveland & Barr 
Foundry Co.; public school education. Since 
Mar., 1892, pres., treas. and director of the 
Cleveland & Barr Foundry Co.: also partner 
and asst. superintendent of the Garden City 
Foundry Co., and nres. and director of the 
Rome Petroleum & Iron Co. Office: 36 Erie St. 
Residence: 1163 Perry St. 

BARR, Sllaa Miller, Insurance; b. Aurora, 
Til.. Apr. 14, 1865; s. James G. and Sarah M. 
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graduating from Aurora High School 1883; m. 
Kankakee, 111., June 27, 1895, Helen E. Dan- 
forth; children: Ruth E., Marjorle I* Taught 
school winter of 1884; clerk in First National 
Bank, Aurora, 111., 1884-6; started in life in- 
surance business with the Equitable Life As- 
surance Soc. in Los Angeles, Calif., in 1887; re- 
turned to Aurora, 111., 1888, and has been in 
the business ever since, successively connected 
with the New York Life 3 years, Mutual Life 
Insurance Co. of New York 3 years, Berkshire 
Life 2 years. Aetna Life 6 years; from Mar. 
15 1903, to May 1, 1905, with W. W. Denney, 
composing firm of Denney & Barr, mgrs. of 
the Equitable Life Assurance Soc. of the U. S. ; 
since then supt. of agents for Aetna Life In- 
surance Co. of Hartford, Conn. Republican. 
Clubs- Oak Park, River Forest Athletic. Of- 
fice: 125 LaSalle St. Residence: 318 N. Forest 
Av., River Forest, 111. 

BARR, William Allen, physician; b. Clark 
Co., 111., Apr. 4, 1860; s. James and Margaret 
A Barr; ed. public schools and at a sectarian 
school at Westfield, 111. ; at the Indiana Normal 
School at Valparaiso, Ind., and at Rush Med. 
College, graduating, M.D., 1892; m. Princeton, 
111 , Feb. 17, 1894, Hanna Ohman. Began prac- 
tice of medicine in Chicago, 1892, but in fall 
of that year went to Michigan and started 
practice; returned to Chicago in 1893 and has 
since been engaged in practice in Chicago; 
practice now restricted to diseases of eye, ear, 
nose and throat. Prof, of ophthalmology Chi- 
cago Clinical School; asst. surgeon Illinois 
Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary. Mem. Am. 
Med. Assn., Chicago Med. Soc., Illinois State 
Med. Soc. Republican. Club: Lincoln. Office: 
100 State St. Residence: 930 W. Adams St. 

BARE, William Butler, general freight 
agent, Chicago Terminal Transfer R. R. Co.; 
b. In Washington Co., Ind., July 16, 1854; s. 
Rev. S. E. and Mary Susan (Butler) Barr; ed. 
public schools of Washington and Johnson 
Cos., Ind., and at Hanover College, Ind.; m. 
Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 4, 1905, Luella Barnes 
Thatcher, of Chicago. Was for some years 
engaged in commercial pursuits in Indiana and 
Illinois; has been in the railroad business for 
twenty years, successively with Rock Island 
& Peoria Ry., Baltimore & Ohio R. R., St. 
Louis & Cairo R. R., "Big Four" R. R., New 
York Central fast freight lines over Canada 
Southern, then asst. general mgr. for Street 
Stable Car Line, and since 1900 in present 
position as general freight agent of the Chi- 
cago Terminal Transfer R. R. Co. Mem. Phi 
Delta Theta fraternity. Clubs: Illinois, Hamil- 
ton, South Side Riding and Driving. Office: 
Grand Central Station. Residence: 546 Jackson 
Boul. 

BARBELL, J. Pinley, stocks and grain; b. 
Chicago, Oct. 28, 1864; s. James and Susan 
(Finley) Barrell; ed. public and high schools 
and Allen's Acad,. Chicago; m. Chicago, Dec. 9, 
1890, Grace M. Witbeck; 1 son: John Witbeck. 
Started in business as clerk for Norton & 
Worthington, Board of Trade commission mer- 
chants. Chicago, 1883; entered business for 
self, 1890, in firm of Russell & Barrell, grain 
commission, succeeded, 1892, by J. F. Barrell 
& Co., in which he was only partner; admitted 
James Barrell, 1894, and name changed to 
Finley Barrell & Co.; present firm organized 
Apr. 10, 1899, when Stewart E. Barrell was 
admitted and the business was extended to 
stocks, cotton and coffee; David A. Noyes was 
admitted Jan. 1, 1903; firm are members New 
York and Chicago Stock Exchanges, New York 
Cotton Exchange. New York Coffee Exchange, 
Chicago Board of Trade, St. Louis Merchants 
Exchange, Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce. 
, Republican. Episcopalian. Clubs: Chicago, 
Union League. Washington Park. Midlothian, 
Onwentsia. Office: Monadnock Block. Resi- 
dence: Lake Forest, 111. 



BARRELL, James, broker; b. London, Eng., 
1835; s. John and Elizabeth (Evans) Barrell; 
ed. London; came to the U. S. and has lived 
in Chicago since 1847; m. Chicago, 1865, Sue 
S. Finley; 3 sons: Finley, Stewart E., Albert 
M. Was in grain and elevator business for over 
30 years with Armour, Dole & Co. and Dole & 
Co., first as clerk and later as partner; re- 
tired from that business, and with sons Fin- 
ley and Stewart E. Barrell and David A. Noyes, 
established firm of Finley Barrell & Co., stock 
brokers. Mem. of Chicago Board of Trade. 
Clubs: Chicago, Washington Park. Office: 
Monadnock Block. Residence: 4717 Kenwood 
Av. 

BAKRELL, Stewart Evans, stocks and 
grain; b. Chicago, Nov. 3, 1869; s. James and 
Susan Stewart (Finley) Barrell; ed. Chicago 
public schools; m. Chicago, Apr. 30, 1895, 
Laura J. Shepard; 1 daughter: Laura Jane 
Began business career as clerk with Fleming 
& Boyden, Board of Trade, for 2% years; then 
with Dole & Co., C. B. & Q. Elevators; then as 
partner with James Jay Smith in real estate 
business for about 10 years. Since its organi- 
zation, Apr. 10. 1899, mem. of the firm of Fin- 
ley Barrell & Co., stock and grain commission 
brokers, the other partners being James and 
Finley Barrell and David A. Noyes. Repub- 
lican. Club: Washington Park. Office: Railway 
Exchange Bldg. Residence: 143 Lincoln Park 
Boul. 

BARRETT, Channlng 1 Whitney, physician; 
b. Blissfleld, Mich., Dec. 14, 1866; B. David 
Fowler and Martha C. (Dewey) Barrett; ed. 
public schools, Fayette Normal Univ., Ohio, 
Hillsdale College, Michigan, and Detroit Col- 
lege of Medicine, graduating M.D., 1895; m. 
near Hillsdale, Mich., July 22, 1896, Luella 
May, daughter of late Nathan Alvord; children: 
Russell Alvord, Florence Louise, Helen Eliza- 
beth. Reared on farm, teacher in public 
schools, 1886-92; student of medicine in physi- 
cian's office 2 years of this time, as well as 
years 1892-5; interne at St. Luke's Hosp., De- 
troit, 1893-5; house physician to Harper Hosp., 
Detroit, 1895-6; asst. surgeon to Marion Sims 
Hosp., Chicago, since 1896. Prof, of gynecology, 
Chicago Clinical School; adjunct prof, of 
gynecology and clinical gynecology, Univ. of 
Illinois Med. School. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc., 
Mississippi Valley Med. Soc., Illinois State 
Med. Soc., Am. Med. Assn. Republican. M. E. 
Mem. Chicago Y. M. C. A.. Mem. Ft. Dearborn 
Lodge, Royal Arcanum. Office: 100 State St. 
Residence: 346 Dearborn Av. 

BARRETT, John P., electrician; b. Auburn, 
N. Y., 1837; came to Chicago, 1845, with par- 
ents; attended public schools; was sailor 11 
years; returned to Chicago; obtained position 
in fire dept.; 1862-72, asst., and, 1876-94, supt. 
fire alarm telegraph dept., Chicago; invented 
fire alarm signals; originated the police patrol 
system; was first to conceive the idea of lay- 
ing electric wires underground; chief electric- 
ity dept. World's Columbian Exposition. Resi- 
dence: 4400 Michigan Av. 

BARRETT. Samuel E., manufacturer; chair- 
man Barrett Manufacturing Co., manufacturers 
of roofing materials. Mem. Advisory Board 
Civic Federation; pres. Taylor's Battery Vet- 
eran Assn.: married. Clubs: Chicago, Union 
League, Saddle and Cycle. Office: 164 Dearborn 
St. Summer residence: New Castle, N. H. Resi- 
dence: 109 Lake Shore Drive. 

BARRETT, Thomas Edward, sheriff of Cook 
Co.; b. Chicago, Apr. 30, 1863; s. Anthony and 
Rose (Collins) Barrett; ed. public schools of 
Chicago; m. Milwaukee, Wis., 1887, Ellfn Mc- 
Coy. First went to work as a boy, 1872-3, in 
a coal mine, Pennsylvania No. 6, at Tnkerman, 
Pa.; returned to Chicago; cash boy for Field, 
Leiter & Co., 1873-5; then messenger boy for 
Am. District Telegraph Co. and the Atlantic 
and Pacific Telegraph Co.; went to work, 1876, 
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& Co., and continued in Board of Trade work, 
first for others and then for self until elected, 
1902, sheriff of Cook Co., in which office was 
installed, Dec. 1, 1902. Democrat. Mem. 
Sheriffs' Assn. Mem. Chicago Board of Trade. 
R. C. Mem. Knights of Columbus, Catholic 
Benevolent Legion, Catholic Order of Forest- 
ers, K. P. Clubs: Iroquois, Ravenswood. Resi- 
dence: 2653 N. Paulina St. 

BABBOLL, Henry Caruthers, banker; b. 
Farmington, Mo., Nov. 14, 1868; s. Charles E. 
and Elizabeth Caruthers Barroll; ed. public 
schools; m. Wichita, Kan., 1897, Luella N. 
Bone; 1 daughter: Elizabeth. Was for several 
years with N. W. Harris & Co., bankers; later 
mgr. of Thompson, Tenney & Crawford, 
municipal and corporation bonds; then for. 2 
years mgr. of the bond dept. of the Royal 
Trust Co., prior to Jan. 1, 1905, when, with 
Clark L. Poole and Edward C. Cronwall, estab- 
lished present firm of Henry C. Barroll & Co., 
bankers. Republican. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, 
Mid-day. Office: First National Bank Bldg. 
Residence: 6019 Kimbark Av. 

BABBON, Jolin Thomas, western mgr. of 
Am. Powder Mills; b. Cambridge, N. Y., Oct. 
26, 1865; s. Thomas Barren and Mary (Cavan- 
augh) Barren; removed with parents to Chi- 
cago, 1866; ed. public schools of Chicago; m. 
Chicago, 1889, Grace Fitzgerald; children: 
Marie, Grace, Geraldine, Thomas, William, 
Mildred. In 1882 entered employ of the Am. 
Powder Mills, Chicago office, and has continued 
In service of the company, steadily advancing 
until, 1889, attained his present position as 
western mgr.; company was established, 1836, 
at Boston, Mass. Independent. Office: Tribune 
Bldg. Residence: 754 S. Trumbull Av. 

BABBY, Charles Hart, insurance; b. Alton, 
111., Nov. 15, 1857; s. Amasa S. and Catherine 
R. Barry; grad. Univ. of Illinois, 1877; m. 
Alton, 111., 1884, Ida M. Bateman; 1 daughter: 
Lucile. Began insurance experience in a local 
agency at Alton, 111.; came to Chicago, 1879, 
and became connected with Chicago office of 
the Niagara Fire Insurance Co.; special agent 
for Phoenix of London for Illinois, Indiana, 
Ohio and Michigan, 1881-4; state agent and 
adjuster, 1884, for the Insurance Co. of North 
America and Pennsylvania Fire, for south- 
ern Illinois, and later for Michigan; in 1890 
mem. of firm of J. F. Downing & Co., western 
mgrs. for same two companies until 1894, 
when Pennsylvania Fire Insurance Co. estab- 
lished western dept. of its own, with head- 
quarters at Chicago, of which has since been 
mgr. Clubs: Union League, Evanston Country, 
Evanston, Glen View. Office: 184 LaSalle St. 
Residence: 1225 Forest Av., Evanston. 

BABBT, Edward Patrick, insurance; b. on a 
farm near Brockville, Ont., Mar. 17, 1846; s. 
Patrick and Mary Barry; ed. common schools 
near Brockville, Ont. Left school at age of 12 
years, and since 1864 has continuously been 
engaged In the life insurance business as rep- 
resentative of various companies; now general 
mgr. in Chicago of the Bankers' Life Insur- 
ance Co. of New York. Republican; active in 
the interest of Republican politics in the City 
of Chicago. Office: Tribune Bldg. Residence: 
4330 Greenwood Av. 

BABBT, John, transportation; b. Ireland, 
Jan. 1, 1850; s. John and Johanna (Furlong) 
Barry; ed. public schools at Kingston, Can.; 
m. Muskegon, Mich., Oct. 16, 1873, Rose Blake; 
children: Rupert J., Russell T., Charles E., 
Rodney, Emmett, Lucy, Violet. First engaged 
in the tug business in Michigan in 1872. Sub- 
sequently established the Independent Tug 
Line of Chicago, of which he was pres. and 
chief engineer. Sold out to the trust in 1899, 
and embarked in steamship transportation 
business, now being pres. and general mgr. 
of the Barry Brothers Transportation Co., 
operating first class passenger and freight 
steamers daily between Chicago, Racine and 



Milwaukee, Wls. ; also pres. and general mgr. 
Barry Bros. Dock Co. Democrat. Catholic. 
Office: East end of Michigan St. Residence: 389 
Ontario St. 

BABBT Patrick T., journalist, publisher; b. 
Ireland, Mar. 17, 1847; ed. Ireland; honorary 
degree of A.B. from Notre Dame, Ind. ; editor 
Council Bluffs (la.) Nonpareil, 1869-71; Iowa 
State Register, Des Moines, la., 1872-4; re- 
moved to Chicago, 1874; since 1880 mgr. of the 
Chicago Newspaper Union; also pres. Indiana 
Springs Co., of Kramer, Ind., and director of 
the First National Bank of Englewood (Chi- 
cago). Republican; elected member of the 31st 
Illinois General Assembly; school treas. of 
Hyde Park and Lake, 1890-2, until they were 
annexed to the city. R. C. Life mem. Illinois 
State Historical Soc., vice-pres., for Illinois, 
Am. Irish Historical Soc. of the U. S. Clubs: 
Press (life member), Union League. Office: 87- 
93 S. Jefferson St., Chicago, and 10 Spruce St., 
New York. Residence: 6600 Yale Av. 

BABTH, Lewis L-, lumberman; b. South 
Bend, Ind., Dec. 31, 1850; s. Henry and Llzette 
Barth; ed. Univ. of Notre Dame, South Bend, 
Ind.; m. Chicago, 1874, Carrie Halm; children: 
Helena L., Hattie. Began business career in 
1869, as bookkeeper for father in lumber and 
grain. Has been in lumber business in Chicago 
since 1879; is vice-pres. and director of the 
Edward Hines Lumber Co. since 1892; also 
director of the John E. Burns Lumber Co. and 
of the North Wisconsin Lumber and Manu- 
facturing Co., of Hayward, Wis. Republican. 
Clubs: Illinois, Union League, Lincoln. Office: 
Lincoln St. and Blue Island Av. Residence: 317 
Ashland Boul. 

BAHTHOLF, Charles Stephen, manufac- 
turer; b. Plainfleld, Will Co., 111., Sept. 25, 
1857; s. Gilliam and Mary (McCreery) 
Bartholf; grad. Univ. of Michigan, B.S., 
1880; m. Chicago, 1893, Grace C. Bullock; 
children: Dorothy, Herbert Bullock, Winifred, 
Marjorie, Katharine, Beatrice. After gradua- 
tion engaged in teaching and was for several 
years principal in the Chicago public schools 
prior to 1890, when he engaged in business as 
a manufacturer; now pres. and director of the 
Standard Diamond Drill Co., manufacturers 
of diamond pointed prospecting core drills; 
pres. and director of Am. Mutual Plantation 
Co. Republican. Mem. S. A. R. Unitarian. 
Club: Union League. Office: Chamber of Com- 
merce Bldg. Residence: Glencoe, 111. 

BABTIiETT, Adolphus Clay, hardware mer- 
chant; b. Stratford, N. Y., June 22, 1844; s. 
Aaron and Delia (Dibell) Bartlett; ed. village 
schools and Dansville Aoad., N. Y. ; m. first, 
Aue. 27, 1867, Mary H. Pitkin (died Dec. 19, 
1890); children: Maie Bartlett Heard, Frederic 
Clay, Florence Dibell; m. second, Toledo, O., 
June 13, 1893, Abbey L., daughter of Bailey H. 
Hitchcock; 1 child: Eleanor Collamore. Came 
to Chicago at 19; entered the employ of the 
hardware house of Tuttle, Hibbard & Co.; 
years later was given interest in profits of tho 
business; 3 years later became a general part- 
ner; Jan. 1, 1882, when business was incor- 
porated as Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co., 
made sec.; later vice-pres.; became pres. Jan. 
1, 1904, after death of Mr. Hibbard, which oc- 
curred Oct. 10, 1903. (House is one of the 
largest in the hardware trade in the U. S.) 
Has been mem. of the Chicago Board of Edu- 
cation, ex-pres. Commercial Club (charter 
mem.); director since 1873 Chicago Relief and 
Aid Soc.; trustee Beloit College; is trustee of 
the Univ. of Chicago; pres. Home for the 
Friendless; has been director Orphan Asylum; 
vice-pres. Old People's Home; trustee Art In- 
stitute; has been director Chicago Athenaeum; 
director First National Bank, Northern Trust 
Co ; dir. Elgin Watch Co., Liverpool & London 
& Globe Insurance Co.; ex-director Chicago 
& Alton R. R. Co. Republican. Clubs: Chicago, 



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Commercial, Union League, City. Office: State 
and S. Water Sts. Residence: 2720 Prairie Av. 

BARTLETT, Charles Carroll, lawyer; b. 
Manchester, N. H., Feb. 5, 1868; a. Charles H. 
and Mary F. (Locke) Bartlett; ed. Dartmouth 
College, and 3 years in Boston Univ. Law 
School, graduating LL.B., 1892; m. Kendall, 
111., Oct. 16, 1901, Ivah A. Simons; 1 daughter: 
Helen. Admitted to bar Jan. 1892; since 1901 
mem. of law firm of Bartlett & Irving. Pres. 
and treas. Bannerman Granite Co.; pres. and 
treas. U. S. Peat Fuel Co. Republican. Metho- 
dist. Mason, Odd Fellow. Mem. of Chicago and 
Illinois State Bar Assns. Office: 100 Washing- 
ton St. Residence: Oak Park, 111. 

BABTLETT, Charles Lefflng-well, pres. 
Orangeine Chemical Co. and mgr. Proctor & 
Gamble Distributing Co.; b. Fishkill-on-Hud- 
son, N. Y., Nov. 13, 1863; s. David Ely and 
Fanny Pomeroy (Hinsdale) Bartlett; ed. Hart- 
ford public high school, 1868-72; Yale College, 
1872-6; m. Utica, N. Y., June 7, 1881, Clara 
Grouse; one son: Valentine C. Began business 
career after leaving college in actuarial dept. 
of the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co.; 
in brokerage and banking, Utica, N. Y., 1880-7; 
in manufacturing, Utica, 1887-90; mgr. Procter 
& Gamble Distributing Co., at Utica, N. Y., 
1890-5; at Chicago since 1895, distributing the 
soaps of the Procter & Gamble Co. In Dec., 
1898, formed the Orangeine Chemical Co., for 
the manufacture of Orangeine Powders, and 
has since been its pres. Director Hamilton Na- 
tional Bank. Republican. Congregationallst. 
Mem. Scroll and Key S_oc. of Yale College. 
Clubs: University, Merchants, Onwentsia, Sad- 
dle and Cycle. Office: 15 Michigan Av. Resi- 
dence: 29 Bellevue PI. 

BARTLETT, Frederic Clay, artist (mural 
decorations); b. Chicago, June 1, 1873; a. 
Adolphus Clay and Mary (Pitkin) Bartlett; 
ed. Harvard School, Chicago, N. H.; Royal 
Acad. of Art, Munich, Ger. (entered 1894); 
studied art in Paris under Collin, Aman-Jean, 
Whistler, and others; m. White Plains, N. Y., 
Oct. 4, 1898, Dora Tripp. Executed mural deco- 
rations in Univ. of Chicago, 2d Presbyterian 
Church, and now working on five lunettes for 
the McKinley High School. Received silver 
medal at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 
St. Louis, 1904. Mem. Chicago Soc. of Artists, 
Soc. of Western Artists. Dir. of Hibbard, Spen- 
cer, Bartlett & Co. Clubs: Saddle and Cycle, 
Onwentsia. Address: 2901 Prairie Av. 

BABTLETT, Frederick Henry, real estate; 
b. Binghamton, N. Y., Feb. 6, 1875; s. Robert 
and Leodicie (Carle) Bartlett; ed. public 
schools of Big Springs and Midland, Texas, 
until 14 years old, passing eighth grade; m. 
Chicago, Nov. 23, 1898, Fannie I. Sweepe; one 
daughter, Portia. Began business career as 
stock boy with Marshall Field & Co., 1890, 
then salesman until 1896; since then in real 
estate business, and from Feb., 1899, to Dec. 
19, 1904, of firm of Watson & Bartjett, and 
since then head of the firm of Fred'k H. Bart- 
lett & Co., exclusive sales agents and buyers 
of real estate, buying for cash and selling on 
terms, handling Chicago real estate exclusive- 
ly. Republican. Clubs: Hamilton, Automobile. 
Office: 100 Washington St. Residence: 4854 
Washington Av. (Kenwood). 

BARTLETT, William Alfred, clergyman; b. 
Chicago, Feb. 17, 1858; s. Pres. Samuel Col- 
cord, B., D.D., LL.D., and Mary Bacon Learned 
Bartlett; ed. Brown School, Chicago; Lake 
Forest (111.) Acad.; grad. Phillips Acad., 1876; 
Dartmouth College, 1882; Hartford Theological 
Seminary, 1885 (M.A., 1885; D.D., 1899, Dart- 
mouth); m. Chicago, Feb. 23, 1892, Esther Ade- 
laide Pitkin; children: William Pitkin, Doris 
Jeannette, Richard Learned. Organized, 1885, 
and became first pastor Evanston Av. Con- 
gregational Church, Chicago; became first pas- 
tor Second Congregational Church, Oak Park, 
1889; pastor Kirk St. Congregational Church, 



Lowell, Mass., 1896; pastor First Congrega- 
tional Church, Chicago, since 1901. Lecturer 
in Chicago Theological Seminary, Ocean Park 
Chautauqua, Atlanta Theological Seminary. 
Mem. Apollo Club, Gnosis Soc., Chicago Min- 
isters' Union, Phillips Alumni Assn., Dart- 
mouth Alumni Assn. Residence: 564 Wash- 
ington Boul. 

BABTLETT, William H., broker; senior 
member firm of Bartlett, Frazier & Carrington, 
grain, stocks and bonds; pres. and director 
Calumet Elevator Co.; married. Mem. Chicago 
Board of Trade. Clubs: Chicago, Union League, 
Mid-Day, University, Glen View, Evanston, 
Evanston Country. Summer residence: Ver- 
mejo Park, N. M. Office: 138 Jackson Boul. 
Residence: 1331 Forest Av., Evanston, 111. 

BARTLEY, Charles Earl, lawyer; b. near 
Coldwater, Mich., July 1, 1869; preparatory 
education at Denison Univ., Granville, O., 1882- 
1885; Harvard Univ., 1885-9; given degree 
LL.B. at Lake Forest Univ., 1895; m. July 17, 
1892, Virginia Forsythe; children: Virginia, 
Gladys. Was engaged in real estate and build- 
ing business at Toledo, O., until 1891; came to 
Chicago and was admitted to bar of state of 
Illinois, 1894; since then engaged in practice 
of law, making a specialty of real estate law. 
Pres. Anglo-American Copper Mining Co.; 
treas. McDonough & Co., and a director in 
other corporations. Republican. Baptist. Mason, 
K. T. Mem. Delta Chi fraternity; also several 
fraternal orders. Clubs: Chicago Athletic; Chi- 
cago Automobile (director, 1903), Harvard, 
Am. Motor League, Colonial, Kenwood Coun- 
try, Illinois Athletic, Automobile Club of Am.; 
also Toledo, Toledo Yacht (Toledo, O.). Office: 
Unity Bldg. Residence: 4634 Drexel Boul. 

BARTLING, Louis Charles, Chicago mgr. 
National Enameling & Stamping Co.; b. Olden- 
dorf, Prussia, Germany, Oct. 25, 1839; s. Louis 
and Aldine (Fisher) Bartling; ed. public 
schools in Germany; m. in Germany, 1866, 
Minnie Deppmeier; children: Mrs. Minnie Mai, 
Henry W., Mrs. Elizabeth Schick, William C. 
Learned the manufacture of tin and stamped 
ware in Germany and, coming direct from Ger- 
many to Chicago in 1868, at once went to work 
for the Chicago Stamping Co., and continued 
with them until 1884, when became associated 
as vice-pres. with Kieckheffer Bros. Co., of 
Milwaukee, until that business was consoli- 
dated, in 1899, with the Nat. Enameling and 
Stamping Co., of New York, manufacturers 
of pieced, stamped, japanned, galvanized and 
Royal steel and granite enameled wares, of 
which has since been a director and mgr. at 
Chicago. Company has factories in New York, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Milwaukee, Wis. ; St. Louis, 
Mo.; Granite City, 111.; New Orleans, La.; Bal- 
timore, Md. Republican. Mason. Office: Kinzie 
and Kingsberry Sts. Residence: 227 Hampden 
Court. 

BARTON, Enos M., pres. of the Western 
Electric Co.; b. Lorraine, N. Y., Dec. 2, 1842; 
s. Sidney William Barton and Fanny Bliss 
Barton; ed. public and private schools and 
Univ. of Rochester; m. 1st, Rochester, N. Y., 
1869, Katharine S. Richardson; children: Alvin 
L., Clara M., Katharine; m. 2d, 1899, Mary C. 
Rust, of Chicago; children: Malcolm S., Evan 
M. Began business life as telegraph office 
messenger; located in Chicago, 1869; became 
sec. of the Western Electric Co., 1872; later 
became vice-pres. and since 1887 has been 
pres. of the company. Also dir. of the Mer- 
chants' Loan and Trust Co. Trustee of the 
Univ. of Chicago. Associate mem. of the Am. 
Institute of Electrical Engineers. Republican. 
Clubs: Chicago, Union League, Commercial, 
Quadrangle, Hinsdale. Office: 259 S. Clinton 
St. Residence: 4920 Greenwood Av. ; summer, 
Hinsdale, 111. 

BARTON, Jesse Billing's, lawyer; b. De- 
morestville, Ont., Can., May 28, 1850; s. Samuel 
E. and Philana A. (Billings) Barton; grad. 



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Albert College. Belleville. Ont., A.B., 1873; 
studied law in offices in Chicago; in., first, 
Klla K. Wilcox, Point Peninsula, N. Y., Feb. 6, 
1879 (died Dec. 27, 1879); 1 daughter: Ella W. 
(died July 18, 1880); m., second, Brooklyn, N. 
Y., Feb. 25, 1885, Lucy E. Thomas, widow of 
Joseph F. Bonfield; children: Alice M. 
(adopted), Jesse B., Jr., Walter I., L<ucy A. 
Taught school and attended college, age 16 to 
23; came to Chicago, 1873; taught school; 
clerked in law offices and Superior Court 
Clerk's office; admitted to bar at Springfield, 
111., Jan., 1876. Asst. corporation counsel of 
Chicago, Oct., 1876, to July, 1879, and again, 
Aug., 1894, to July, 1895; asst. attorney South 
Park Commission, Feb., 1881, to Nov., 1885; 
attorney Chicago & Great Western Ry. Co., 
Nov., 1885, to Jan. 1, 1888; practiced law, Salt 
Lake City and Ogden, Utah, Nov., 1889, to 
Nov., 1892; returned to Chicago; since Nov. 1, 
1899, general attorney and a director Chicago 
Terminal Transfer R. R. Co.; also director 
Wisconsin & Michigan Ry. Co.; pres. Lake 
Michigan Car Ferry Transportation Co. Demo- 
crat. Club: Hinsdale. Office: Grand Central 
Passenger Station. Residence: Hinsdale, 111. 

BARTON, William Eleazer, Congregational 
clergyman; b. Sublette, 111., June 28, 1861; s. 
Dr. Jacob B. and Helen M. Barton; grad. Berea 
College, Ky., 1885; grad. Oberlin Theological 
Seminary, B.D., 1890; A.M., 1890; D.D., 1895; 
m. July 23, 1885, Esther Treat Bushnell, John- 
sonville, O. Ordained, Bera, Ky., June ti, 1885; 
pastor Robbins, Tenn., 1885-7; Litchfield, O., 
1887-90; Wellington, O., 1890-3; Shawmut Con- 
gregational Church, Boston, 1893-9; since Mar., 
1899, First Congregational Church, Oak Park, 
111. Associate editor Bibliotheca Sacra; writer 
of theology, history and fiction; made tour of 
Orient, 1902. Corporate mem. A. B. C. F. M.; 
vice-pres. Congregational S. S. and Pub. Soc. ; 
vice-pres. Am. Peace Soc.; director Congrega- 
tional Education Soc.; director Illinois Home 
Missionary Soc.; formerly director of Massa- 
chusetts Home Missionary Soc.; director Chi- 
cago Theological Seminary; trustee Berea Col- 
lege; lecturer on applied practical -theology, 
Chicago Theological Seminary, and on the 
Bible in its Historical Relations, Am. Dea- 
coness' Assn. Delegate to Triennial Congrega- 
tional Council, 1895, 1898, 1904, and to Interna- 
tional Decennial Council, 1899. Mem. S. A. R., 
Chicago Soc. Biblical Research. Clubs: Congre- 
gational (pres., 1897), Monday (Boston); Con- 
gregational, Westward Ho (Chicago). Author 
of numerous books (see Who's Who in Amer- 
ica). Residence: 228 N. Oak Park Av., Oak 
Park, 111. 

BASCH, Joseph, sec. Siegel, Cooper & Co.;b. 
Prussia, Ger., Mar. 22, 1863; s. Adolph and 
Dora Basch; ed. Germany, finishing at college 
and technical schools at Berlin and Dresden; 
m. Chicago, 1888, Ida Reiss; 1 son, Ralph J. 
Received commercial training in textile cen- 
ters of Berlin and Saxony; came to U. S. at 
age of 18; formed firm of Friedlander & Basch, 
New York, in 1890; became dept. head of Sie- 
gel, Cooper & Co. in 1895, and sec. of the com- 
pany In 1902; also a director of the company; 
in entire control of the merchandise and ad- 
vertising depts. of the entire house. Club: 
Standard. Office: State, Van Buren and Con- 
gress Sts. Residence: 3363 Calumet Av. 

BASS, George, lawyer; b. Williamstown, Vt., 
Dec. 10, 1846; s. Joel, Jr., and Catharine 
(Burnham) Bass; attended public schools; 
grad. from academic dept. Harvard Univ., 
1871; B.A., law dept. of Harvard Univ., 1872; 
m. Manitowoc, Wis., Aug. 8, 1894, Elizabeth 
Merrill. Came to Chicago in 1872 and was ad- 
mitted to the bar of Illinois; was in office of 
Judge Beckwith, 1872-5; since then in prac- 
tice for himself, doing a general commercial 
and corporation practice. Elected member of 
the State Senate in 1892; master in chancery, 
1888-1900; presidential elector on the Blaine 



and Logan ticket. Mem. Chicago Bar Assn. 
Clubs: Union League, Harvard (Chicago). 
Office: 140 Dearborn St. Residence: Chicago. 
Summer residence: Manitowoc, Wis. 

BASS, John Poster, war correspondent; b. 
Chicago, 1866; s. Perkins and Clara (Foster) 
Bass; grad. Phillips Exeter Acad., 1886; Har- 
vard, 1891; Harvard Law School, 1893; ad- 
mitted to New York bar, 1894. Campaigns: 
1895, in Egypt with English, and Cretan insur- 
rection; 1896, across Armenia at the time of 
massacre; 1897, Cretan rebellion and Greek 
war; 1898, Spanish-American war; 1899, 
Philippine insurrection; 1900, Boxer insurrec- 
tion in China and march of allies to the relief 
of Pekin; 1903, Bulgarian uprising in Mace- 
donia; 1904, Russo-Japanese war, 6 months 
in the field with Kuroki's army. Fellow of the 
Royal Geographical Society of London. Club: 
University. Office: 189 LaSalle St. Residence: 
135 Lincoln Park Boul. 

BASS, Robert Perkins, real estate; b. Chi- 
cago, Sept. 1, 1873; s. Perkins and Clara (Fos- 
ter) Bass; ed. schools of Boston, Mass., and 
grad. Harvard Univ., A.B., in class of 1896; 
attended Harvard Law School 2 years, 1896-98, 
then returned to Chicago; unmarried. Since 
1898 has been engaged in looking after the 
estate of his father, Perkins Bass (who died In 
1899) and also the management of other 
estates and trust funds and the transaction 
of a general real estate business. Republican. 
Clubs: Chicago Literary, University, Chicago 
Athletic. Chicago Golf. Office: 189 LaSalle St. 
Residence: 300 Schiller St. 

BASSETT, Orlaiid P.; b. Towanda, Pa., Mar. 
31, 1831; s. John W. and Angeline (Crooker) 
Bassett; ed. public schools and in printing of- 
fice; m. Apr. 5, 1858, Betsey M. Shelton; 1 
daughter: Kate B. (wife of Charles L. Wash- 
burn, of Hinsdale). Began printing business 
for self at Towanda, Pa., 1854; came West in 
1857 and located at Sycamore, 111., as publisher 
of the Sycamore True Republican for 9 years; 
sold out and removed to Chicago, conducting 
a job office until 1874, when he bought out rhe 
Pictorial Printing Co., of which is still at head 
as pres., treas., mgr. and dir. ; also treas. and 
dir. of the J. F. Lawrence Printing Co. Since 
1887 has resided at Hinsdale, 111., where he 
has some of the largest green houses in the 
vicinity of Chicago, and is head of the firm 
of Bassett & Washburn, florists, on Wabash 
Av., Chicago. Republican. Clubs: Chicago Ath- 
letic, Hamilton, Hinsdale. Office: 76 Wabash 
Av. Residence: Hinsdale, 111. 

BASTIAN, Charles Leopold, brass founder; 
b. Baden-Baden, Germany, Nov. 16, 1861; s. 
Frederick and Pauline Bastian; ed. public 
schools of Baden-Baden, Germany, and Meyers 
Commercial College, Milwaukee, Wis.; m. Chi- 
cago, Feb. 18, 1888, Meta Schroeder; children: 
Pauline, Emily, Emil, Henrietta, Elsa. Came 
from Germany to U. S., 1880, settling in Mil- 
waukee, where was engaged in electrical busi- 
ness until 1886, when came to Chicago, becom- 
ing mem. of firm of T. S. Wild & Son, brass 
founders and finishers, to whom succeeded, 
1888, the C. L. Bastian Manufacturing Co., of 
which he is supt. and mgr., the works occupy- 
ing 60,000 square feet of floor space and the 
company making leading features of the manu- 
facture of fire dept. supplies, bottling ma- 
chinery, brewers' supplies and carbonic acid 
gas specialties. Mason: Blue lodge and chapter. 
Mem. North American Union, Harmonie Sing- 
ing Soc. Club: Germania. Office: 76-82 Illi- 
nois St. Residence: 2624 N. Paulina St. 

BASTBUP, Louis, lawyer; b. Kolding, Den- 
mark, July 8, 1856; s. N. W. and Adelaide 
(Cohn) Bastrup; ed. Real-Gymnasium, Kold- 
ing Denmark, 1863-9; entered Johanneum Col- 
lege, Hamburg, Ger., 1869; afterward grad. 
Univ. of Copenhagen, Denmark, 1875 (degree 
of LL. M., honoris causa, conferred by Univ. 
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Denmark, Sept. 4, 1884, Nancy Gundorph; 1 
daughter: Stephanie Adelaide. Was admitted 
to the bar In 1878; afterward went Into mer- 
cantile business; came to Chicago; was credit 
mgr. for a large Chicago house for 6 years; 
went into general law practice, 1893, as law 
partner of John Gibbons, now judge of the 
Circuit Court of Cook Co.; in 1895, with Hugh 
O'Neill, established the copartnership of Bas- 
trup & O'Neill, lawyers, of which he is still 
senior mem. Author of a treatise on marine 
insurance, and several works on history, es- 
pecially: Life of Gustavus Adolphus. Repub- 
lican. Mem. Illinois State Bar Assn., Chicago 
Bar Assn., Germania Mannerchor, Notre Dame 
Soc., and divers Danish societies. Club: Ger- 
mania. Office : Reaper Blk. Residence: 597 La- 
Sal le Av. 

BATES, Henry Moore, lawyer; b. Chicago, 
Mar. 30, 1869; s. George Chapman and Alice 
E. Bates; ed. Chicago grammar and high 
schools and Park Institute, 1875-86; grad. 
Ph.B., Univ. of Michigan, 1890; LL.B., North- 
western Univ. Law School, 1892; m. Chicago, 
Sept. 4, 1894, Helen Belfleld Bates; 1 daughter: 
Helen Belfleld Bates. Admitted to bar, Illi- 
nois Supreme Court, June, 1892; since then in 
continuous practice in Chicago; partner of 
John Maynard Harlan, 1898-1903; for college 
year, 1903-4, prof, law of wills, sales and 
municipal corporations, Univ. of Michigan. 
Mem. Am. Historical Assn., Chicago Law In- 
stitute. Republican. Clubs: University, Chicago 
Literary, Chicago Law, Homewood. Office: 
Marquette Bldg. Residence: Ann Arbor, Mich. 

BATES, Morley Da Costa, physician; b. Mil- 
lersburg, Iowa Co., la., Sept. 17, 1872; s. Dr. 
Homer O. and Dr. Laura (Cowgill) Bates.; 
ed. Chicago public schools, graduating West 
Division High School, 1893; grad. Rush Med. 
College, M.D., 1896; m. Chicago, Aug. 29, 1900, 
Edith Gray Brown; 1 daughter: Katherine 
Brown. After graduation was interne Presby- 
terian Hosp., 1897-8; then appointed surgeon 
for Homestake Mining Co., of Lead and Dead- 
wood, S. Dak., serving 2 years; since then in 
practice in Chicago. Now instructor in Rush 
Med. College; now attending physician Grace 
Hosp.; lecturer Presbyterian Hosp. School for 
Nurses; now district physician and lecturer for 
the committee on the Prevention of Tuber- 
culosis of The Visiting Nurses' Association, 
Chicago; physician Metropolitan Elevated Ry. 
Formerly attending physician to the Nat, Tem- 
perance Hosp.; ex-med. examiner for the New 
York Life, The Equitable Life and the Mutual 
Life of New York, insurance companies, at 
Lead, S. Dak.; Mem. Physicians' Club, Am. 
Med. Assn., Illinois State Med. Soc., Chicago 
Med. Soc., Chicago Laryngological and Otolog- 
ical Soc., Alumni Soc. of Rush Med. College, 
Assn. of ex-Presbyterian Hospital Internes. 
Republican. Methodist. Club: Illinois. Office: 
Cor. Jackson Boul. and Halsted St. Residence: 
171 Warren Av. 

BATES, Onward, bridge engineer; b. St. 
Charles Co., Mo., Feb. 24, 1850. Engineer and 
superintendent of building of the Chicago, 

Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry. Co., 1888 ; now 

pres. Bates & Rogers Construction Co., con- 
tractors for bridges, etc. Mem. Am. Soc. of 
Civil Engineers. Office: 355 Dearborn St. Resi- 
dence: 320 Belden Av. 

BATES, Eobert Feck, head master Chicago 
Latin School; b. Coventry, R. I., Jan. 28, 1872; 
s. Mason Arnold and Cornelia (Peck) Bates; 
prepared for college at Windham High School, 
Willimantic, Conn.; grad. Trinity College, 
Hartford, Conn., 1893; unmarried. Head master 
Chicago Latin School since 1894. Member 
Episcopal Church. Clubs: University, Chicago 
Literary. Office: 561-563 E. Division St. Resi- 
dence: 7 Scott St. 

BATES, Tliomaa, lawyer; b. Grlggsville, 
Pike Co., 111., Mar. 4, 1844; s. Thomas and 
Elvira (Cleveland) Bates; ed. public schools; 



was in government service as a wagon-master 
under Gen. Sully in his expedition against the 
Indians, 1865-6; assisted father in his lum- 
ber office at Lincoln, 111.; was principal of 
Oilman (111.) public school 4 years, reading 
law during the last 2; came to Chicago, April, 
1876, and finished legal studies in office of 
Leonard Swett; m. Dec. 24, 1870, Sarah H., 
daughter of Albion Ricker, of Turner, Me.; 
children: Rose Cleveland, Alfred Ricker. Ad- 
mitted to Illinois bar, Sept., 1876, and was for 
2 years mem. of firm of Swett & Bates, then 
for 1 year of Higgins, Swett & Bates, later of 
Swett, Bates & Haskell and now of Bates, 
Harding & Atkins. Democrat. Club: Evanston 
Country. Office: 171 LaSalle St. Residence: 
2112 Orrington Av., Evanston, 111. 

BATTEN, John Henry, lawyer; b. London, 
Eng., July 16, 1850; s. John H. and Mary Ann 
Batten; ed. Franklin and Newberry Schools, 
Chicago, 1856-66; Racine College, Racine, Wis., 
1866-9; studied law in Chicago in the office of 
Dent & Black; m. Naperville, 111., Aug. 26, 
1874, Ida Haight; children: Marion (Mrs. 
Albert Hayes Wetten), Percy Haight, Ralph 
Ellsworth. Admitted to bar, 1871; state's at- 
torney DuPage Co., 111., 1888-96; county judge 
DuPage Co., first to fill unexpired term and 
later for full term, from June, 1897, to Dec., 
1902, and sat in county court of Cook Co., at 
Chicago, for 2 years as acting county judge, 
assisting Judge Carter; was acting probate 
judge of Cook Co. from Mar. 20, 1899, to Dec. 
1, 1900, having charge of the probate court 
from the resignation of Judge Kohlsaat and 
until Judge Cutting was elected and took his 
seat. Republican. Club: Hamilton. Office: 145 
LaSalle St. Residence: 5216 Madison Av. 

BATTM, William Louis, physician; b. Morris, 
111., May 11, 1867; s. Henry and Elizabeth 
(Zorrman) Baum; ed. public schools of Mor- 
ris, 111., Morris Normal School and Jefferson 
Med. College, Philadelphia, Pa., graduating, 
M.D., 1888; located a short time at Morris, 111., 
but late in 1888 went to Europe, taking special 
courses in univs. and hosps. of Vienna and Ber- 
lin. Unmarried. Since 1891 engaged in practice 
in Chicago as specialist in skin and venereal 
diseases. Treas. and prof, of skin and venereal 
diseases Chicago Post-Graduate Med. School; 
dermatologist to Baptist, German and Chicago 
hosps.; attending physician for contagious dis- 
eases in Cook Co. Hosp. Mem. Physicians' 
Club; sec. Chicago Medico-Legal Soc.; fellow 
Chicago Acad. of Medicine; mem. Chicago Der- 
matological Soc., Am. Urological Association 
(treasurer), American Medical Assn., Illinois 
State Med. Soc., Chicago Med. Soc., Chicago 
Pathological Soc., Mississippi Valley Med. Soc., 
Tri-State Med. Soc. Republican; was coroner 
of Grundy Co., 1888. Clubs: Chicago, Chicago 
Athletic, Marquette, Chicago Yacht (fleet sur- 
geon). Office: 103 State St. Residence: 807 
Pullman Bldg. 

BATTMANN, Ferdinand Otto, manufacturer; 
b. Watertown, Wis., Jan. 29, 1853; s. Jacob and 
Margareth (Meyer) Baumann; ed. public 
schools of Watertown, Wis.; m. Chicago, Nov. 
5, 1883, Carrie Linsenbarth; children: Nettie 
A., Frances, Lucille. Began active business ca- 
reer as cabinet maker at A. H. Andrews & 
Co.'s, In 1875, and rose to general supt., leav- 
ing in 1895; then in mantel manufacturing 
business in the Baumann-Simon Co. until 1898; 
since Feb. 1, 1898, supt., sec. and director of 
the William H. Warren Manufacturing Co., 
manufacturers of interior finish, bank and of- 
fice fixtures. Gold Democrat. Protestant. Mem. 
North Chicago Bowling Assn. Office: Black- 
hawk St. and Smith Av. Residence: 514 Dear- 
born Av. 

BAUER, John C., publisher; b. La Porte, 
Ind., Oct. 25, 1858; s. Anton and Catherine 
Bauer; went to Aurora, 111., in early childhood, 
living there until 17 years old; ed. Aurora pub- 
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Stevens; children: John W., Harry W. Began 
work when 9 years old; learned printers' trade 
in Aurora, 111., and in 1873 became a printer on 
the Chicago Times; established Union Printing 
Co. in 1887 and in 1889 organized the Horse 
Review Co., publishers of the Horse Review, 
of which is pres. and treas. Republican. Of- 
fice: Masonic Temple. Residence: Naperville, 
111. 

BAUMEB, Norbert Joseph, mgr. and attor- 
ney the Will & Baumer Co.; b. Utica, N. Y., 
Oct. 13, 1878; s. George J. and Elizabeth (Mac- 
Donald) Baumer; ed. Franklin (public) School 
and High School, Syracuse, N. Y., Syracuse 
Univ. and Columbia Univ. in the class of 1897; 
unmarried. Previous to graduation spent much 
time in the candle, stearine and glycerine fac- 
tories of the Will & Baumer Co., Syracuse, 
N. Y.; entered into permanent employ of that 
company July 5, 1897, and worked in all depts. ; 
became asst. supt. of the company's Alvord St. 
Works in Syracuse, N. Y., early in 1899; was 
sent to the New York office in Sept., 1901, to 
learn the manufacture of candle shades until 
Jan. 8, 1902, when was appointed mgr. and at- 
torney at Chicago for the company. Clubs: 
Highland Athletic (Syracuse, N. Y.), Syracuse 
Yacht, Crescent Athletic (Brooklyn, N. Y.). 
Office: 199 E. Madison St. Residence: 5215 
Madison Av. 

BAUMGARTL, Isidor, chairman of board of 
directors of the United Breweries Co.; b. 
Pesth, Hungary, Mar. 29, 1860; s. Adolph and 
Betty (Stein) Baumgartl; ed. high school and 
Dyrenforth Univ., graduating 1878; m. Chicago, 
1881, Bertha Wilhartz; children: Clara, Lillie, 
Leroy, Olga, Gertrude. Began business life 
as bookkeeper in the wholesale liquor house of 
Joseph Stein & Co. in 1878; in 1880 was admit- 
ted to partnership in firm known as Stein & 
Baumgartl, and in 1882 firm consolidated busi- 
ness with that of Adolph Stein and became 
known as Stein Bros. & Baumgartl. Severed 
active connection with that firm in 1887, en- 
gaging in the real estate business, and in 1889 
built the Calumet Distilling Co.'s distillery; 
sold that to the trust and organized Monarch 
Brewing Co. ; consolidated that in United Brew- 
eries Co., of which is now head as chairman 
of the board. Built Art Wall Paper Mills, 
1900, and is now pres. and director; also sec. 
Stein Bros., vice-pres. Associated Jewish 
Charities, of Chicago. Club: Standard. Office: 
1st Nat. Bank Bldg. Residence: 4837 Grand 
Boul. 

BAUB, Jacob, chemist, pharmacist; b. Louis- 
ville, Ky., Sept. 12, 1856; s. J. J. and Marie 
(Stuber) Baur; ed. public schools and grad. 
from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, 1881; 
unmarried. Was in drug business, Terre Haute, 
Ind., 1869-90; also in flour mill business, 
1887-8, at Terre Haute; since 1888 pres. and 
mgr. of the Liquid Carbonic Co., operating 
plants at Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh, St. 
Louis, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Min- 
neapolis, Kansas City, Dallas, Tex., and At- 
lanta, Ga. ; also pres. and treas. of the Laun- 
dry Blue Co., and pres. and treas. of the 
Charles L. Bastian Manufacturing Co., brass 
founders and finishers. Mem. Soc. of Chemical 
Industries of England and America. Am. Phar- 
maceutical Assn. Republican. Episcopalian. 
Clubs: Marquette, Union League, Germania, 
Chicago Drug, Westward Ho. Office: 67 Wells 
St. Residence: Virginia Hotel. 

BAURMANN, Oustav, mgr., Phcenix Car 
Spring Co.; b. Louisville, Ky., June 30, 1859; 
s. Gustav and Lydia (Picard) Baurmann; ed. 
public schools of Louisville, Ky. ; m. Rich- 
mond, Va., Sept. 21, 1881, Elizabeth Ryan; one 
son: Henry R. Sec. Western Steel and Spring 
Co., 1882-92, mgr. collection dept., Deering 
Harvester Co., 1893-4, mgr. Chicago Sewing 
Machine Co., 1895-1903, mgr. Phoenix Car 
Spriner Co. since 1903. Republican. Office: Rook- 
ery Bldg. Residence: 494 Belden Av. 



BAtTSHEB, Henry, commission merchant in 
cotton seed oils, rosin, soap stock, etc.; b. New 
York City, Oct. 7, 1847; s. Henry and Elizabeth 
Genevieve (Gray) Bausher; ed. New York; 
served in Civil War as acting quartermaster; 
was afterward collector of internal revenue 
for the Second Dist. of Louisiana; m. at Coop- 
erstown, N. Y., 1892, Miss May Browning. 
Started in business as a member of the firm 
of Fogg, Bausher & Co., burned out in the 
great fire of 1871; business was resumed after 
the fire and developed into the large refining 
and packing business of Peck & Bausher. 
After Mr. Peck's death started Board of Trade 
commission business, and now pres. and direc- 
tor of H. Bausher Co., commission merchants 
and dealers in cottonseed oils, rosin, Ceylon 
and Cochin oils, silicate of soda, purified soap 
stock, tallow, grease, turpentine, etc. Repub- 
lican. Episcopalian. Clubs: Chicago, Saddle and 
Cycle. Office: 169 Jackson Boul. Residence: 384 
LaSalle Av. 

BAXTER, Qeorg-e Edwin, physician; b. 
Griggsville, 111., Oct. 27, 1874; s. Edwin Walter 
and Helen Maria Baxter; grad. Griggsville 
(111.) High School, May, 1891; Whipple Acad., 
Jacksonville, 111., June, 1893; Illinois College, 
Jacksonville, 111., Ph.B., June, 1896; North- 
wesetrn Univ. Med. School, M.D., 1899; m. 
June 7, 1905, Cecile Maude Hitchcock. Interne 
St. Luke's Hosp., Chicago, 1899-1901; clinical 
instructor in medicine since 1902; instructor 
in pathology, 1902-3; instructor in haemotol- 
ogy, 1902-4, Northwestern Univ. Med. School. 
Mem. dispensary staff, St. Luke's Hosp.; sec. 
North Shore Branch Med. Soc. since 1902; 
mem. Am. Med. Assn., Chicago Med. Soc., Illi- 
nois State Med. Soc., Physicians' Club. Repub- 
lican. Congregationalist. Club: Casino (Edge- 
water). Office: 1916 Evanston Av. Residence: 
2317 Kenmore Av. 

BAY, George Philip, banker; b. Wiborg, Den- 
mark, July 9, 1830; s. Soren and Henriette 
Bay; liberal education in Denmark; m. 1855, 
Clara T., daughter of R. Buck, of McHenry 
Co., 111.; eleven children; of whom those living 
are Mrs. Clara H. Miller, Mrs. Alice B. Blish, 
Charles P., Hiram H., Effle L., Henry M., Irene 
Jeannette, George P., Jr. Learned trade of 
wood turner; came from Denmark direct to 
Chicago in 1852; was engaged in furniture 
business until 1861; in retail grocery trade, 
1861-73; established in 1873 the banking house 
of Peterson & Bay, which, in 1899, was incor- 
porated as the Western State Bank, of which 
was pres., 1899-1900. Residence: 6400 Went- 
worth Av. 

BAYLEY, Edwin Fisher, lawyer; b. Manlius, 
N. Y., June 11, 1845; s. Calvin Chapin and Ann 
Sophia (Fisher) Bayley; early life on farm 
near Waupun, Wis., where he attended school 
until 1858; in acad. of Brockway College (af- 
terward Ripon College), 1858-64; served enlist- 
ment of 100 days as private, Co. B, 41st Wis- 
consin Inf'y, summer of 1864; in Ripon College, 
1864-6, Amherst College, 1866-8, graduating, 
A.B. ; grad. from St. Louis Law School, 1870; 
m. Chicago, Nov., 1876, Anna Katharine Ober; 
children: Helen (Mrs. Charles T. Mordock, 
Terre Haute, Ind.) and Katharine (Mrs. Ed- 
win H. Clark, Chicago). Began practice of law 
at St. Louis, Mo., in office of Elmer B. Adams 
(now U. S. Dist. Judge) in 1871; came to Chi- 
cago, Oct. 9, 1872; mem. of firm of Scoville, 
Corwin & Bayley until 1877; practiced alone, 
1877-85; mem. of firm of Bayley & Waldo, 1885- 
95; since then (with Charles R. Webster) of 
Bayley & Webster. Republican, with "mug- 
wump" tendencies. Mem. Kenwood Evangelical 
Church. Clubs: Kenwood, Union League, Wash- 
ington Park, Homewood, Chicago, City. Offce: 
153 LaSalle St. Residence: 4634 Greenwood AV 

BAYLIES, Bipley MT., lawyer; b. St. Helena 
Parish, La., Sept. 5, 1845; s. Nicholas and Har- 
riet (Cahoon) Baylies; ed. public schools Polk 
Co. and in the collegiate and law depts. of 



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the Univ. of Iowa; was resident of Iowa from 
age of 14 to 1892; m. Osage Mission, Kas., 1873, 
Miss Harriett Sinnamon (now deceased) ; chil- 
dren: Mrs. Nettie B. Poor, Fred N., Harry L., 
Harriet H. Admitted to bar in Iowa in 1867, 
and practiced in Kansas several years; then 
at Des Moines, la., until 1890, when was 
elected judge of the Circuit Court of Polk Co., 
la., and at expiration of term resumed prac- 
tice; since 1892 has been engaged in practice 
of law in Chicago. Is also pres. of tne Rock- 
ford Construction Co., and pres. of the Rock- 
ford and Interurban Ry. Co. Republican. Club: 
Kenwood. Office: 1425 Unity Bldg. Residence: 
170 Fifty-first St. 

BAYNES, James, editor; b. Valley Forge, 
near Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 30, 1840; s. Bee- 
zon and Lowry (Humphries) Baynes; ed. pub- 
lic schools in Pennsylvania and Indiana; m. 
Salem, Ind., Nov. 21, 1871, Ella Lyon; children: 
Harry L., Clara. Served 3 years in 5th Ind. 
Cav., Co. E, in Army of the Ohio, 1862-5; par- 
ticipated in Sherman's movements from Chat- 
tanooga to Jonesboro. Moved to Indiana when 
15 years old and located on farm, remaining 
there until 1879; then went to Alexandria, S. 
Dak., and engaged in publishing the Alexan- 
dria Herald; started the American Swineherd 
in 1884 and in 1890 removed it to Chicago, 
where has since resided, as its editor and 
senior mem. of firm of James Baynes & Son, 1 
its publishers. Republican; was mem. of the 
Territorial Legislature of Dakota, 1880-1. 
Mem. George G. Meade Post, G. A. R. Office: 
323 Dearborn St. Residence: 522 W. 61st PI. 

BEACH, Elli Alonzo, pres. Beach- Wickham 
Grain Co.; b. Stratford, N. H., July 9, 1842; s. 
Lawrence Clinton and Lucy A. (Brockett) 
Beach; came west with parents in 1852; ed. 
Beloit, Wis., and Darlington, Wis., finishing 
at the Platteville Acad. ; then taught school in 
winter of 1863; m. first, Oct. 13, 1868, Abbie D. 
Stillwell, of Providence, R. I. (died, Jan., 
1881); children: Annie S., Henry L., Clinton S.; 
m. second, Harriett A. Peck, Providence, R. I. 
In Jan., 1864, came to Chicago; served an ap- 
prenticeship of 3 years in office of David H. 
Lincoln, with whom became partner in June, 
1867; firm dissolved, 1877, each partner contin- 
uing alone; in 1879 became partner in Mead, 
Beach & Co., which continued until 1890; from 
then until 1902, E. A. Beach & Co.; since 1903, 
pres. of the Beach-Wickham Grain Co., which 
was incorporated in that year; director Board 
of Trade from 1893-6. Mem., deacon and trus- 
tee of Memorial Baptist Church. Office: Postal 
Telegraph Bldg. Residence: 57 Bryant Av. 

BEACH, Elmer Ellsworth, lawyer; b. Civil 
Bend, Fremont Co., la., Dec. 19, 1861; s. Henry 
W. and Eva E. (Canfield) Beach; ed. public 
school Antrim City, Mich., Grand Rapids gram- 
mar school, Grand Rapids High School, 1877- 
1881, graduating, 1880 German course, 1881 
in classical course; Univ. of Michigan, 1881-4, 
graduating, B.A. ; m. Ann Arbor, Mich., July 
27, 1889, Jessie E. Taylor; children: Elizabeth 
Clara and Mae Vee. Studied law and was ad- 
mitted to bar in 1888; now mem. of the law 
firm of Beach & Beach. Pres. Northwestern 
Development Co. (mining). Republican. Mason, 
Park Lodge, Park Chapter, Evanston Comman- 
dery, and Medinah Temple (Shrine). Mem. 
Royal League, K. P., Chicago Bar Assn., Illi- 
nois State Bar Assn. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, 
Marquette, Hamilton, Birchwood. Office: Ash- 
land Blk. Residence: 1140 Lunt Av. (Rogers 
Park). 

BEACH, Myron Hawley, lawyer; b. Seneca 
Falls, N. Y., May 22, 1828; s. Elam and Han- 
nah (Edwards) Beach; ed. district school; at 
Seneca Falls Acad., winters of 1845-6, Ham- 
ilton College, 1850-3, graduating A.B., 1853; 
m. Seneca Falls, N. Y., Dec. 23, 1857, Helen 
Mary Hoskins; children: Lansing H., Harrison 
L., Woolsey E. Prof, of mathematics, Brock- 
port Collegiate Institute, 1853; principal Sen- 



eca Falls Acad., 1853-6; admitted to bar 1856; 
served in Union Army in 1864. Engaged in 
practice at Dubuque, la., where he was director 
of the Board of Education, and a director of 
the German Theological Seminary; in practice 
in Chicago since 1885. Republican. Presbyte- 
rian. Mem. G. A. R., Loyal Legion, Alpha Delta 
Phi College Fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa Col- 
lege Fraternity; Am. Historical Assn. Clubs: 
Union League, Caxton. Mem. Am. Bar Assn; 
also Chicago and Illinois Bar Assns. Office: 
The Rookery. Residence: 3630 Lake Av. 

BEACH, Bayniond Walter, lawyer; b. Perci- 
val, la., Nov. 29, 1863; s. Henry Walter and 
Eva (Canfleld) Beach; spent most of boyhood 
and youth in Grand Rapids and Charlevoix, 
Mich.; ed. grammar and high schools, Grand 
Rapids, Mich., and in Univ. of Michigan, grad- 
uating B.S. and C.E., 1886, and from law dept., 
LL.B., 1889; m. Chicago, Oct. 4, 1892, Jennie 
Healy; one daughter: Ethel Corinne. Admitted 
to bar of Illinois, 1889, and at once joined his 
brother, Elmer E. Beach, present firm of Beach 
& Beach, in general practice of law, making a 
specialty of corporation, real estate and insur- 
ance law. Also treas. and director Northwest- 
ern Development Co. and other corporations. 
Lecturer on common law pleadings in Chicago 
Law School and a mem. of the Faculty. Mem. 
Chicago Bar Assn., Illinois State Bar Assn., 
Delta Ypsilon fraternity. Republican. Mason. 
Club: Illinois Athletic. Office: 59 Clark St. Res- 
idence: 857 Pratt Av. 

BE ALE, William Gerrish, lawyer; b. Win- 
throp, Kennebec Co., Me., Sept. 10, 1854; s. 
William and Lucinda (Bacon) Beale; ancestors 
early settlers of Massachusetts and Maine; ed. 
public schools, Winthrop, Me., Winthrop High 
School, Waterville (Me.) Classical Institute, 
Hallowell (Me.) Classical and Scientific School 
and Bowdoin College, graduating, 1877; unmar- 
ried. Studied law in office of Williams & 
Thompson, Chicago; admitted to Illinois bar, 
1881, and has since then been continuously in 
practice in Chicago in connection with the law 
firms of Isham & Lincoln, and Isham, Lincoln 
& Beale. Served one term as mem. of the 
Board of Education of Chicago, declining re- 
appointment; corporation counsel of Chicago, 
1895-7. Republican. Clubs: Chicago, Union 
League, Union (Chicago) ; also Union, Univer- 
sity and Lawyers' (New York). Office: 184 La 
Salle St. Residence: 10 Astor St. 

BEARD, Charles Heady, physician; b. Spen- 
cer Co., Ky., Jan. 27, 1855; s. James P. and 
Emerin (Heady) Beard; ed. public schools of 
Spencer Co., Ky., and Transylvania Univ., Lex- 
ington, Ky.; grad. from med. dept. Univ. of 
Louisville, Ky., M.D., 1877; m. Cannelton, Ind., 
Sept., 1888, Laura Clark; children: Halard, 
Charlotte. In general practice at Cannelton, 
Ind., 1877-83; went to New York City, 1883, 
and studied at Post-Graduate Med. School, 
Polyclinic, Knapp's Institute, and then became 
house surgeon, Manhattan Eye and Ear Hosp. 
Studied in London, Paris, Zurich and Vienna 
about 2 years. In Chicago since 1887, making 
specialty of eye and ear practice. Was made 
asst. surgeon Illinois Charitable Eye and Ear 
Infirmary, 1887, and surgeon in 1890; oculist 
to Cook Co. Hosp., 1 year, and attending phy- 
sician at Central Free Dispensary a year; ocu- 
list to Passavant Memorial Hosp.; ex-pres. 
Chicago Ophthalmological and Otological Soc. ; 
mem. Mississippi Valley Med. Assn., Am. Med. 
Assn., -Illinois State Med. Soc., Chicago Med. 
Soc., Chicago Neurological Soc., Physicians' 
Club. Office: 34 Washington St. Residence: 264 
E. Sixty-first St. 

BEAKD, Thomas Francis (known only as 
"Frank Beard"), artist; b. Cincinnati, Feb. 6, 
1842; s. James H. and Mary Caroline Beard; ed. 
Cincinnati and Painesville, O. Served in Civil 
War in 7th Ohio Regt. ; furnished pictures for 
all leading periodicals from age of 12 to the 
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N. Y. ; has lectured for lyceums for 25 years; 
first lecture was entitled "Chalk Talk," from 
which the word originated; prof aesthetics, 
Syracuse Univ., 1881. Author: Black Board in 
the Sunday School; and numerous short sto- 
ries. Office: 110 LaSalle Av. Residence: 3525 
Calumet Av. 

BEAKDSLEE, Franklin Siuilie, manufactur- 
er; b. on farm in DeKalb Co., 111., Dec. 28, 1861; 
s. Smilie Ransom and Ruth (Hebron) Beards- 
lee; ed. public schools of Iroquois Co., 111., and 
at Grand Prairie Seminary, Onarga, 111., grad- 
uating 1884; m. Chicago, Apr. 8, 1891, Char- 
lotte Isabel Harland; one son: Harland Frank- 
lin. After leaving school, 1884, traveled for 
various firms in the gas and electric fixture 
line, out of Chicago, until 1889; in 1889 was 
one of the corporators of the W. S. Edwards 
Manufacturing Co., with which he remained 
until August, 1901; withdrew and organized 
the Beardslee Chandelier Manufacturing Co. 
(wholesale manufacturers of gas, electric and 
combination fixtures), of which he is pres. 
Republican. Club: Edgewater (Casino). Office: 
253-255 S. Canal St. Residence: 1430 Montrose 
Boul. 

BEATON, David, congregational clergyman; 
b. Arbuthnot, Scotland, 1848; ed. Aberdeen and 
Univ. of Edinburgh (M.A.); ordained to min- 
istry, 1877; pres. Redfield College, S. D., 1889- 
91; since 1891 pastor Lincoln Park Congrega- 
tional Church, Chicago. Pres. of the Polytech- 
nic Soc. of Chicago since 1903. Author: Cyrus 
the Magician, 1898, P8; Selfhood and Service, 
1898, R3; A Scientific System of Religious 
Education. A&dress: 1920 Arlington PI. 

BEATTIE, Cliarleg Stuart, lawyer; b. Ot- 
tawa, 111., Sept. 20, 1855; s. Charles J. and 
Eliza B. (Card) Beattie; removed with parents 
in 1857 to Pontiac, 111., and was ed. in public 
and high schools there; removed to Chicago, 
1872, studied law in office of John Lyle King 1 
year and after that in office of Charles J. Beat- 
tie, his father; m. New Orleans, La., Dec. 25, 
1884, Miss Florence L. Smith; a daughter: 
Gladys. Admitted to bar Jan., 1876, by exami- 
nation before Supreme Court in Springfield. 
Democrat. Odd Fellow, K. P., A. O. U. W. Of- 
fice: 131 LaSalle St. Residence: 1081 W. Wash- 
ington Boul. 

BEATT7, BOBS James, general mgr. Inland 
Steel Co.; b. on farm in Beaver Co., Pa., Aug. 
12, 1854; s. Jonathan and Perthenia Jane 
(Sheets) Beatty; ed. public schools, acad. at 
Damascus, O., and Iron City Business College, 
Pittsburgh, Pa., graduating, 1873; m. Muncie, 
Ind., Sept. 12, 1894, Mildred Veronese, daugh- 
ter of Hon. J. W. Ryan; children: John Town- 
send, Suzanne Dodge. Employed in mercantile 
business, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1873-80; treas. and 
bookkeeper, Portsmouth (O.) Iron and Steel 
Co., 1880-4; general sales agent Leechburg 
Iron Works and Chartiers Iron and Steel Co., 
Pittsburgh, Pa., 1884-8; general sales agent W. 
Dewees Wood Co., manufacturers of planished 
iron, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1888-92; in 1891-2 organ- 
ized Midland Steel Co. and built a steel plant 
and rolling mill at Muncie, Ind.; was pres. and 
general mgr. of same until works were sold, 
Apr. 1, 1900, to Am. Sheet Steel Co., of which 
was general western mgr. until Apr. 30, 1901; 
since May 1, 1901, general mgr. and director 
Inland Steel Co. of Chicago. Director Federal 
Life Insurance Co. Republican. Club: Union 
League. Office: First National Bank Bldg. Res- 
idence: 127 E. Fifty-first St. 

BEATTY, "William Trimble, manufacturer; b. 
New Brunswick, N. J., Oct. 2, 1864; s. William 
T. (D.D.) and Sarah C. (Fulton) Beatty; ed. 
private and public schools of Pittsburgh, Pa.; 
m. Philadelphia, Pa., Apr., 1901, Valerie Lee 
Jones. Since June t 1885, with Austin Manufac- 
turing Co., manufacturers of road building and 
railroad machinery, of which is vice-pres. and 
general mgr.; also sec. and general mgr. or 
the Austin-Western Co., Limited. Clubs: Union 



League, Chicago Athletic, Chicago Yacht, 
Homewood. Office: 315 Dearborn St. Residence: 
Flossmore, 111. 

BEAUMONT, George, architect; b. Farnley, 
near Leeds, Yorkshire, England, Feb. 13, 1854; 
s. James and Elizabeth (Gledhill) Beaumont; 
common school education obtained in Farnley 
Iron Co.'s schools, near Leeds, England; m. 
Chicago, Apr. 13, 1882, Harriet Wood, of Leeds, 
England (deceased); children: Marie, Francis 
Harold, George Stanley, Bessie. Began study 
of architecture Nov. 1, 1869; obtained medal of 
Leeds and Yorkshire Architectural Assn., 
Leeds, England, 1880; mem. Royal Institute of 
British Architects since 1881; traveled exten- 
sively in Europe for architectural study; emi- 
grated to U. S., locating in Chicago, Sept. 2, 
1881; employed as architectural draftsman 
and general supt. on buildings to Feb. 4, 1886; 
since then in general practice on own account. 
Organized Architectural Club, Chicago (pres., 
1886-7); fellow Am. Institute of Architects, 
mem. (now pres.) Illinois Chapter of same; 
mem. Chicago Architects' Business Assn. 
(pres. 1899-1900). Independent in politics. 
Protestant Episcopalian. Office: 115 Dearborn 
St. Residence: 13 Surrey Ct. 

BEAT/MONT, John P., physician; b. Free- 
port, 111., Mar. 29, 1855; s. John H. and Alcista 
Bedee Beaumont; ed. public schools of Free- 
port, 111., acad. at Montrose, N. J., and Hahne- 
mann Med. College, Philadelphia, M.D., 1877; 
m. Chicago, 1896. Carrie R. Wilder. After grad- 
uation located in practice of medicine at Min- 
neapolis, Minn., 1877-94; was prof, diseases of 
eye at Univ. of Minnesota, 1890-4; since then 
in practice of medicine in Chicago, specializ- 
ing In diseases of the eye, ear, nose, and 
throat. Mem. Am. Med. Assn., Chicago Med. 
Soc. Republican. Mason (32). Clubs: Chicago 
Athletic, Calumet, Chicago Yacht, Chicago 
Press. Office: 103 State St. Residence: High- 
land Park, 111. 

BEAUNISNE, Albert O., asst. to the publish- 
er of the Chicago Daily News; b. Canada; re- 
moved to U. S. in infancy. Taught school and 
studied law; afterward did newspaper work 
in various cities of the United States and 
Canada; has been connected with the Chicago 
Daily News since 1879. Clubs: Union League, 
Quadrangle, Caxton. Office: 123 Fifth Av. Resi- 
dence: 6022 Kimbark Av. 

BEBB, Edwin, lawyer; b. Salem, 111., Oct. 19, 
1858; s. Michael S. and Catherine (Hancock) 
Bebb; ed. country dist. schools, Wheaton (111.) 
College, Univ. of Illinois, and grad. LL.B., 
Chicago College of Law (Lake Forest Univ.): 
m. in Byron Twp., Ogle Co., 111., Feb. 18, 1885, 
Minnie A. Jones; children: Herbert, Kenneth, 
Edwin Adams. Was appointe state grain in- 
spector in 1878, and in 1883 was appointed 
agent of the grain receiving commission mer- 
chants of the Chicago Board of Trade to take 
charge of their business at Chicago, Rock 
Island & Pacific R. R. receiving depot. Admit- 
ted to bar, 1893, and ever since engaged in 
general practice of law. Republican. Office: 
153 LaSalle St. Residence: 1748 W. 102d St. 

BECK, Alexander Richard, retired lumber- 
man; b. Madgeburg, Prussia, May 3, 1839; a. 
Alexander and Jane (Kirk) Beck; father was 
Scotch, and mother was English; came to U. S., 
settling in Milwaukee, Oct., 1846; ed. public 
schools of Milwaukee; m. 1st, 1869, Elizabeth 
Wall, of Milwaukee, who died the same year, 
leaving him 1 child: Edward W. R.; m. 2d, 
1871, Annie Walsh, of Chicago; children: Mar- 
garet J., Clara B., Alexander E., Mary G., An- 
nie L. Began career of sailor on Great Lakes 
in 1852, filling all positions from cabin boy to 
capt until 1866; lumber inspector in Chicago 
market 1866-73; foreman of lumber yard for 
Sylvester Wheelock, 1873-4; mgr. of lumber 
yard at S. Chicago for Mr. Wheelock, 1874-8; 
in business for himself, 1878-84; incorporated, 
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was pres. ; was treas. of the Rudolph Hegener 
Co. Was school dir. and pres. Board of Educa- 
tion S. Chicago, 1875-9; trustee village of 
Hyde Park, 1878-84. Democrat. Prominent Ma- 
son; has served as high priest of the Royal 
Arch Chapter and Eminent Commander of K. 
T. Residence: 6019 Kimbark Av. 

BECK, Carl, surgeon; b. Milin, Austria, Mar. 
26, 1864; a. Ignatz and Elizabeth (Pollak) 
Beck; ed. common school and gymnasium in 
Prague, Bohemia, and med. school of the Royal 
and Imperial Univ. of Prague, graduating M.D., 
1889; served as asst. in surgical and gynecolog- 
ical clinics in Prague, assisting first Prof. 
Qussenbauer and later Dr. Schauta, famous 
gynecologist of Vienna; m. Chicago, Apr. 10, 
1899, Eda Stein; children: Helen Babette, 
Frances Eda. Visited most of the univs. of 
Germany, Austria and other countries; made 
several trips to America as steamer surgeon, 
1889-90, and in 1890 settled in Chicago In gen- 
eral practice of medicine. Became attending 
surgeon to Cook Co. Hosp., St. Joseph Hosp. 
and other hosps., devoting time to surgery. 
Founded St. Anthony Hosp. with the Sisters 
of Juliet, founded German Med. Soc. and Bo- 
hemian Med. Soc. of Chicago. Is prof, of sur- 
gery in Chicago College of Physicians and 
Surgeons (Univ. of Illinois), Post-Graduate 
Med. School and Chicago College of Dentistry. 
Mem. Am. Med. Assn. and most of the local 
med. socs. ; also of the German Soc. of Sur- 
geons of Berlin, and Soc. of Physicians of 
Prague. Served as volunteer in llth Infy. regt., 
Austrian Army, and later first lieutenant of 
75th Infy regt. Contributor to Am. and foreign 
med. journals on surgical subjects. Mem. Inde- 
pendent Religious Soc. Office: 98 State St. Resi- 
dence: 42 Roslyn PI. 

BECK, Joseph Carl, physician; b. Bohemia, 
Austria, Sept. 26, 1870; s. Ignatz and Louise 
(Pollack) Beck; resided in Clinton and Holden, 
Mo., 1885-93; since 1893 in Chicago; ed. public 
schools of Prague, Austria, and in Catholic 
Convent school in Holden, Mo. ; grad. from Col- 
lege of Physicians and Surgeons (med. dept., 
Univ. of Illinois), M.D., 1895; m. Chicago, Mar. 
26, 1899, Carrie A. Stein; children: Elsa, Philip. 
Since 1895 engaged in practice of medicine and 
surgery in Chicago, limiting practice to eye, 
ear, nose and throat. Prof, of otology and 
laryngology in Chicago Eye, Ear, Nose and 
Throat College; adjunct prof, of otology and 
rhino-laryngology, in College of Physicians 
and Surgeons; oculist to St. Joseph Hosp.; 
now organizing and founding new private hosp. 
in conjunction with his brothers, called Beck's 
Hosp., for surgical work, to be on Clark St., 
near Wrightwood Av. Fellow Am. Acad. of 
Ophthalmology and Oto-Laryngology ; mem. 
Am. Laryngological, Rhinological and Otologi- 
cal Soc., German Med. Soc., Am. Med. Assn., 
Illinois State Med. Soc., Chicago Med. Soc., 
Chicago Laryngological Soc., and Nu Sigma 
Nu, med. fraternity. Republican. Mem. Chicago 
Lodge No. 437, A. F. & A. M. Office: 92 State 
Street. Residence: 173 Lake View Av. 

BECK, Rudolph, dentist; b. Prague, Austria, 
Sept. 18, 1868; s. I. and Elizabeth Beck; grad. 
Chicago College of Dental Surgery, 1898; un- 
married. Has resided in Chicago since 1888; 
adjunct prof, of surgical pathology, Chicago 
College of Dental Surgery. Mem. Illinois State 
Dental Soc., Chicago Odontographic Soc. Club: 
New Illinois Athletic. Office: 98 State St. Resi- 
dence: 1260 Rokeby St. 

BECKEN, Albert Charles, wholesale jeweler; 
b. Buffalo, N. Y., Apr. 19, 1855; s. Ferdinand 
Charles and Ulricka (Halz) Becken; ed. dist. 
school; father died when was 10 years old 
and mother married again; m. Driftwood, Pa., 
Apr. 19, 1883, Grace, daughter of Judge Hunt- 
ley; children: Clara Louise, Albert Charles. 
After mother's second marriage, stepfather 
took him from school to assist in live stock 
business, which proved too hard for him; went 



into barber shop and learned the trade; estab- 
lished for self in barber business at Drift- 
wood, Pa., 1874, and by 1883 had saved $9,000; 
entered the jewelry business, traveling among 
lumber camps selling watches to the men; 
went to St. Paul, Minn., in 1886 and estab- 
lished in watch-jobbing business, introducing 
the Dueber-Hampden watches in that terri- 
tory; since 1892 in wholesale watch and Jew- 
elry business. Mem. Chicago Jewelers' Assn. 
and Am. Horological Soc. Republican. Mem. 
First Presbyterian Church. Mason, K. T. Club: 
Chicago Athletic. Office: Powers' Bldg. Resi- 
dence: Park Ridge, 111. 

BECKER, Abraham O., dealer in commercial 
paper; b. Warsaw, O., Sept. 21, 1857; s. Nathan 
and Henrietta (Schaffner) Becker; ed. public 
schools; m. Chicago, Feb. 8, 1887, Kate Fried- 
man; children: Helen, Louise, James H., Mar- 
garet. Began business career Jan. 1, 1878, in 
house of Hermann Schaffner & Co., in which 
he became a partner, and after the death of 
Mr. Schaffner organized and incorporated, 
July 1, 1894, the firm of A. G. Becker & Co., 
dealers in commercial paper, of which has ever 
since been pres. and treas. Also director Audit 
Co., of Illinois, Live Stock Investment Co., 
Drexel Cafe Co., and Woods Motor Vehicle Co. 
Republican. Jewish religion. Clubs: Union 
League, Washington Park, Standard. Office: 
178 LaSalle St. Residence: 5132 East End Av. 

BECKER, Anthony William, merchant and 
manufacturer; b. Dubuque, la., Apr. 27, 1858; 
s. Gerhard and Fannie (Kohaus) Becker; ed. 
public schools of Dubuque, la., ,to 1872, then 
student in preparatory school at Telgte, Ger- 
many, for 3 years; m. Chicago, Apr. 27, 1881, 
Clara Elma Hoagland, of Dayton, O. ; one son: 
Frederick G. Becker (student at Yale). Began 
in 1878 as bookkeeper with his father, a whole- 
sale clothing dealer at Dubuque, la,; in 1879 
went to Minneapolis, Minn., as mgr. of branch 
house, and in 1880 both plants were removed 
to Chicago. Was financial mgr. and credit man 
of the firm from 1880 to 1890, and upon his 
father's retirement from the clothing business, 
entered firm of Lange Bros. & Co., but retired 
from it Jan. 1, 1893, to organize, with H. L. 
and Joseph Mayer and H. B. Hellman, the 
present firm of Becker, Mayer & Co., manufac- 
turer of clothing for youths and juveniles, in 
which is credit man and financial mgr. Repub- 
lican. Roman Catholic. Mem. Credit Men's 
Assn., Chicago Commercial Assn., Illinois 
Manufacturers' Assn. Club: Hamilton. Office: 
216-218 Van Buren St. Residence: 4329 Oaken- 
wald Av. 

BECKER, Benjamin Vogel, lawyer; b. War- 
saw, Ind., June 20, 1871; s. Leopold and Caro- 
line (Vogel) Becker; ed. public schools at 
Warsaw and Fort Wayne, Ind., to 1885; m. 
Jackson, Mich., June 20, 1901, Elizabeth Loeb; 
one son: John Leonard. Came to Chicago from 
Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1887, and began to read 
law In the office of Jacob Newman; was ad- 
mitted to bar by Supreme Court of State of 
Illinois in 1892, and continued in same office; 
admitted to partnership in 1898 in present 
firm of Newman, Northrup, Levinson & Beck- 
er. Director in several corporations. Mem. Am. 
Bar Assn., Illinois State Bar Assn., and Chi- 
cago Bar Assn. Republican. Clubs: Hamilton, 
Ravisloe Country. Office: Chamber of Com- 
merce Bldg. Residence, 4459 Berkeley Av. 

BECKER, John William, tax specialist; b. 
Cloppenberg, Germany, Apr. 9, 1864; s. Her- 
man J. and Elizabeth (von Ravensburg) Beck- 
er; came with parents to Chicago when 3 
years old; educated in public and high schools, 
Chicago; m. Boston, Mass., Nov. 19, 1900, Es- 
ther M. Walker. Established in real estate 
business on own account in 1884; sold out and 
went into Co. treas's office in 1885 as clerk; 
was advanced to asst. chief clerk, and then 
was chief clerk for nine years; in Feb., 1904, 
with George J. Lawton, established firm of 



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John W. Becker & Co., engaging in a general since 1902. Mem. Am. Soc. of Civil Engl- 
real estate business, with a specialty in tax neers and of Western Soc. of Engineers and 
matters. Republican. Mason (32), Shriner. honorary mem. Montana Soc Engineers Re- 
Offlce: 100 Washington St.. Title and Trust publican. Residence: 1838 Ald'lne Av 
Bldg. Residence: 920 Wilson Av. BEERS, Minard I. a Fevre, architect' b 

BECKER, Louis Alexander, pres. L. A. Beck- Cleveland, O., Mar. 18, 1847; s. Daniel Beers- 
er Co.; b. Winona, Minn., Sept. 11, 1869; a. m. Cleveland, O., 1871, Harriet Page; children- 
John S. and Marie Kathryn (Faehr) Becker; Herbert P., Harley M., Leslie M., Katrlna. 
ed. public school and business college at Studied architecture in Cleveland; came to 
Winona, Minn., and Chicago College of Phar- Chicago in 1871. Fellow Am. Institute of 
macy of the Univ. of Illinois, graduating with Architects. Office: Chicago Orchestra Bldg 
Ph.G. degree, 1888; m. Chicago, 1892, Elizabeth 168 Michigan Av. Residence: 5464 Jefferson Av 
T. Nash; one daughter: Marie Kathryn Beck- BEBTIiES, Nicholas, manufacturer; b. Chl- 
er. Apprentice, A. M. Pett & Sons' drug store, cago, Oct. 17, 1876; s. Peter and Barbara 
Winona, Minn., 1884-6, then to pharmaceutical (Kuhn) Behles; ed. Chicago public schools 
college; drug clerk, N. Gray Bartlett, Chicago, until 1891; m. Chicago, Nov. 4, 1899. Minnie 
1888-90; in drug business, Thirty-first St. and Moody. Began business life in 1891 and worked 
Indiana Av.. as owner, 1890-1; employed by with different paper box factories until 1902, 
Am. Soda Fountain Co., as salesman, 1891-7; when became pres. and mgr. of the Julius 
In business as manufacturer under partner- Marquardt Co., manufacturers of paper boxes 
ship of L. A. Becker & Co., incorporated, 1898, of all kinds, which was established, 1892, by 
as L. A. Becker Co., of which has been pres. Julius Marquardt, who died in 1902. Mem. of 
and mgr. from the inception of the business, the Chicago Paper Box Club and of the Royal 
Inventor and manufacturer of the 20th Cen- Arcanum. Office: 14-24 Michigan St Residence: 
tury Sanitary Soda Water Fountain. Organ- 583 W. 43d St. 

Ized, 1902, and has since been pres. of the BEHBENDT, Arthnr J., nhysician and sur- 
Dispenser Publishing Co., publisher of The geon; b. Germany, Dec. 18, 1865; s. Joseph 
Soda Fountain, a monthly journal. Reorgan- and Cecelia (Spickholz) Behrendt; grad. from 
Ized the Neff Laboratory Co., 1902. changing Chicago College of Pharmacy, Ph.G., 1886; 
name to Kitro Grape Fruit Co., of which is grad. from College of Physicians and Sur- 
pres. McKinlev-Roosevelt Democrat. Mason geons, Chicago. M.D., 1891: m. Huntington, 
(32), K. T., Mystic Shriner. Clubs: Chicaeo Ind., Feb. 27. 1894, Anna Plummer; children: 
Athletic, Germania, Drug Trade, Cynber. Of- Mildred, Florence. Engaged in general prac- 
flce: 900 S. Halsted St. Residence: 3133 S. Park tlce as physician and surgeon, 1891. and has 
Avenue. continued ever since. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc., 

BECKER, 8. Max, wool and fur merchant; German Med. Soc. of Chicago, Am. Med. Assn., 
b. Doernbach, Germany, Dec. 14, 1855; s. Isaac Mississippi Vallev Med. Sor . Illinois Rtnf> 
and Henrietta Becker; ed. public school; came Med. Soc., Physicians' Club. Mason (32); K. 
to U. S., 1872; m. Chicago, Apr. 30, 1891, Lilly T., St. Bernard Commandery; med. director of 
Hirsh; children: Rober G., Florence E. Medinah Temple. Mystic Shrine. Office and res- 
Lived at Pine Bluff, Ark., 1872-81, and idence: 93 Fowler St. 

In Jan., 1882, came to Chicago as a dealer in BEIDIiER, Adam Warner, pres. Illinois Ter- 
wool and furs. In 1886 established the firm ra Cotta Lumber Co.; b. Reading, Pa., Apr. 27, 
of Wolf, Becker & Co.; in 1888 became a mem. 1857; s. Franklin C. and Hannah M. (Warner) 
of the firm of Bach, Becker & Co., which In Beidler; ed. public school; m. Detroit, Mich., 
addition to its Chicago house has a New York Oct. 5, 1893, May Donnelly; one daughter: 
office in charge of O. G. Becker, who is also a Louise. Began business experience as a tele- 
partner. Hebrew religion. Club: Standard. Of- graph operator for the Western Union Tele- 
flee: 103-107 Michigan St. Residence: 4237 ffraph Co., at Reading, Pa., and at Philadel- 
Michiean Av. nhia, 1873-5; came to Chicago, 1875. worked 

BECKETT, James Beach, lawyer; b. Chica- for the same company until 1881; was 
go, Aug. 12, 1871; s. James D. and Georgians on the Board of Trade, with C. W. Brega & 
(Beach) Beckett; grad. from Yale Univ., 1893, Co., 1881-7; took position with the Illinois 
Ph.D.; attended Univ. of Michigan Law Terra Cotta Lumber Co., 1887, and later 
School; unmarried. Was admitted to the bar In became stockholder in the company, then sec. 
1896. Mem. Chicago Bar Assn. Mem. Theta and treas., later vlce-pres. and finally pres. 
Delta Chi. Club: University. Office: 100 Wash- Also pres. McRoy Clay Works, and of Brazil 
ington St. Residence: LaGrange, 111. Brick and Pipe Co. Republican. Clubs: I1H- 

BECKIiER, EVbridare Harlow, civil engineer nois. Builders'. Union League, Midlothian. Of- 
and railroad contractor; b. Boston, Mass., Oct. flee: The Rookery. Residence: 143 E. Fifty- 
16. 1854; s. Amos Otis and Betsey Harlow first St. 

(Austin) Beckler; ed. Maine Wesleyan Semi- BEIDIiER, Francis, lumber merchant; b. 
nary, 1870-2, Maine State College (now Univ. Chicago, 1864; s. Jacob and Mary Ann (Funk) 
of Maine), 1874-6; graduating with C.E. de- Beidler; ed. Chicago public schools and in 
gree Aug., 1876; m. Richmond, Me., Feb. 18, Bryant & Stratton Business College; m. Mar. 
1880, Mera Page Rogers; children: Grace H., 8. 1893, Elizabeth M. Loose, of Springfield, 111. 
Elizabeth Beulah. Land surveyor In Minne- Began in lumber business in the employ of J. 
sota, 1877-8, asst. engineer St. Paul, Mlnneap- Beidler & Bro., 1870-3; was see. of the South 
oils & Manitoba Ry., 1879; asst. locating and Branch Lumber Co., 1873-93: established, 1894, 
resident engineer of Northern Pacific R. R. In lumber firm of Francis Beidler & Co., of Chi- 
Rocky Mountains, 1880-3, division engineer, cago, of which is now pres.; pres. of the Beid- 
Klcking Horse River division Canadian Pa- ler & Robinson Lumber Co., of Mayville, N. 
ciflc R. R., 1884; resident engineer St. Louis D., operating many lumber yards in North 
river bridge, Duluth, Minn., 1885: was with Dakota; and of the Junction Mining Co., of 
what is now the Great Northern Ry. System, Springfield, 111.; sec. of the Eastern Lumber 
1886-92, building Montana Central, Seattle & Co., of Tonawanda, N. Y. ; vice-pres. and treas. 
Montana, and the Pacific extension (from of the Santee River Cypress Lumber Co., Fer- 
Montana to Puget Sound, 826 miles) Great guson, S. C. Clubs: Union League, Chicago 
Northern Rv., in charee of location and con- Athletic. Washington Park, Midlothian, Ham- 
struction; lived at Helena, Mont., these 6 ilton, Coleman Lake. Office: Twenty-second 
years: had local office as consulting engineer and Loomis Sts. Residence: 4736 Drexel Boul. 
in Monadnook Blk.. Chicago. 1893-4; began BEIDLER, George, real estate; b. Chicago, 
contracting railroad work. 1895; short time Oct. 28, 1864; s. Jacob and Mary Ann (Funk) 
with Chicago & North-Western Ry., 1896; civil Beidler; ed. common school and business col- 
^nglnoer for Winston Bros., railway contrac- lege; m. Chicago, Feb. 22, 1900, Margaret E. 
tors, 1896-1902: director in Winston Bros. Co. Young; children: John Jacob, Virginia. Was 



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associated with the Beldler-Roblnson Lumber 
Co., Mayville, N. D., 1884-8, and Beidler Bros. 
Lumber Co., Chicago, 1888-91; mgr. of his 
father's property interests until 1900; now in 
real estate business. Republican. Past Grand, 
Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Clubs: 
Chicago Athletic, Ashland, Illinois Athletic; 
also Macatawa Yacht (Macatawa, Mich.). Of- 
fice: 120 W. Washington St. Residence: 1629 
W. Adams St. 

BEIFELD, Alexander, cloak manufacturer; 
b. Hungary, July 7, 1864; s. Ignatz and Rose 
(Herzog) Beifeld; ed. Hungary and Vienna, 
Austria; m. Chicago, June 27, 1895, Florence 
Florsheim; children: Margaret Rose, Robert 
Siegmund. Came to the U. S.; became a mem. 
of the firm of Joseph Beifeld & Co., 1881, and 
is now senior mem. of its successor, Beifeld, 
Hirsch & Kline. Republican. Club: Standard. 
Office: 230 Adams St. 

BEITLER, Henry Clay, lawyer; b. near Ha- 
gerstown, Md., July 1, 1866; s. Samuel J. and 
Catharine Beitler; ed. public schools of Chews- 
ville, Md., and in Washington Co. High School 
at Hagerstown; law education in Univ. of 
Michigan; grad. with degree, LL.B.; unmar- 
ried. Admitted to bar. May, 1888, and practiced 
at Hagerstown, Md., 18 months; removed to 
Chicago In spring of 1890, and practiced law 
here ever since. Republican. Elected to House 
of Representatives, 1898, and has served con- 
tinuously ever since. Mem. Illinois Commis- 
sion to Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1901, 
1902-3. Office: 120 Randolph St. Residence: 16 
Lincoln Av. 

BEIiASCO, Daniel, lawyer; b. Philadelphia, 
Pa., Apr. 23, 1878; s. Isaac D. and Annie (Ja- 
cobs) Belasco; ed. public schools of London, 
Eng., Boston, Mass., Providence, R. I., and 
Chicago, and at Chicago College of Law, LL.B., 
1899; resident of Chicago since 1892; unmar- 
ried. Worked for a number of law firms until 
admitted to bar of Supreme Court of Illinois, 
Oct. 14, 1899; since then engaged in general 
practice of law on own account. Also pres. 
Federal Coal, Coke and Mining Co. Republican. 
Mem. Royal Arcanum. Office: 172 Washington 
St. Residence: 4543 St. Lawrence Av. 

BEliDEN", John Secord, Insurance; b. War- 
saw, N. T., Sept. 8, 1839; s. Dr. Charles W. and 
Frances Cummlngs Belden; ed. schools of Al- 
exander and Warsaw, N. T. ; m. New London, 
Conn., Dec. 18, 1868, Amanda W. Pool; chil- 
dren: Charles P., John S., Jr., Joseph C., Eliza- 
beth. Has been actively engaged in the fire 
Insurance business In Chicago since Mar. 1. 
1865, as representative of leading Am. and 
British companies. Is also director and treas. 
of the Rialto Co., and a director of the Belden 
Manufacturing Co., manufacturers of insu- 
lated wire. Republican. Club: Union League. 
Office: 159 LaSalle St. Residence: 2514 Prairie 
Avenue. 

BEIiriEIiD, Andrew Miller, patent lawyer; 
b. Chicago, Sept. 6, 1873; s. Henry Holmes and 
Anne W. (Miller) Belfleld; ed. Chicago public 
schools to 1887, Chicago Manual Training 
School, 1887-90; took engineering course, Pur- 
due Univ., Lafayette, Ind., and law course in 
Northwestern Univ. Law School, LL.B., 1894; 
unmarried. Admitted to bar, 1894, and was 
with Judge Lysander Hill, 1894-6; mem. firm 
Page & Belfleld, 1897-9; of Brown, Cragg & 
Belfleld, 1901-2; in Independent practice with 
specialty in patent law since 1902. Is sec. and 
director, respectively, of the Rolfe Electric 
Co., the Autoplanlst Co., the O. Adams Co. 
Mem. Military Order of the Loyal Legion. Re- 
publican. Presbyterian; deacon In Hyde Park 
Presbyterian Church. Clubs: University, Chi- 
cago Law, Homewood. Office: Monadnock Blk. 
Residence: 5738 Washington Av. 

BEI.FIEI.D. Henry Holmes, educator; b. 
Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 17, 1837; s. William 
and Selener (Marshall) Belfleld; grad. Iowa 
College, Grlnnell, la., A.B., 1858, A.M., 1868, 



Ph.D., 1878. Griswold College, A.M., 1861; Sar- 
gent gold medals for scholarship in Iowa Col- 
lege, 1857-8; valedictorian of class; m. Chi- 
cago, July 27, 1869, Anne Wallace Miller; chil- 
dren: Andrew Miller, Henry William, Mrs. 
Clara Belfleld Bates, Ada Marshall, Margaret 
Wallace. Served In Civil War with Army of 
the Cumberland, etc., second lieutenant and 
first lieutenant and adjutant, 8th Iowa Cav.; 
on staff of Brlg.-Gen. J. T. Croxton and of 
Maj.-Gen. E. M. McCook; prisoner of war in 
1864; mustered out, Aug. 27, 1865. Tutor In 
Greek, Iowa College, 1858; principal in, and 
then supt. of, public schools, Dubuque, la., 
1859-60, 1861-3, 1865-6; tutor in Latin, Gris- 
wold College, Iowa, 1860-1; principal of gram- 
mar school, Chicago, 1866-76; principal North 
Division High School, Chicago, 1876-83; direc- 
tor Chicago Manual Training School, 1883- 
1903; dean Univ. High School since 1903. One 
of the earliest advocates (1872) of manual 
training. Author of many educational essays; 
lecturer on education. Special commissioner 
from Dept. of Labor of U. S. to inspect and 
report on technical schools In Europe and 
U. -S., 1891-2. Mem. Board of Education, Du- 
buque, la., 1865-6; mem. Board of Education, 
Hyde Park Dlst. No. 1, 1891-3. Republican. 
Presbyterian; elder Hyde Park Presbyterian 
Church, trustee Presbyterian Home for the 
Aged. Mem. Am. Historical Assn., G. A. R., 
Military Order of the Loyal Legion, Chicago 
Literary Club. Office: Univ. High School, Mon- 
roe Av. and Fifty-eighth St. Residence: 5738 
Washington Av. 

BELPIELD, William Thomas, physician; b. 
St. Louis, Mo., 1856; s. William and Selener 
(Marshall) Belfleld; ed. Chicago public schools, 
Univ. of Michigan, Rush Med. College, gradu- 
ating, M.D., 1878; post-graduate work In Univ. 
of Vienna; unmarried. Lecturer of Cartwright 
Fund, New York, 1883; associate prof, of sur- 
gery Rush Med. Coll.; prof, of genito-urinary 
and venereal diseases Chicago Polyclinlc. 
Mem. Chicago Med. Soc., Am. Assn. of Genito- 
urinary Surgeons, pres. Chicago Urological 
Soc., and vlce-pres. Am. Urological Soc. Re- 
publican. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Chicago 
Literary. Office: Reliance Bldg. Residence: 
Hotel Brevoort. 

BEXA, Edgar Solyman, physician; b. Chi- 
cago, June 15, 1868; s. Robert B. and Ellen 
(De Wolf) Bell; grad. from Ottawa (111.) 
High School, 1888, Rush Med. College, M.D., 
1896; unmarried. Engaged In med. practice 
since 1896; practice limited to eye, ear, nose 
and throat, In which has specialized ever since 
graduation. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc., Am. Med. 
Assn., Illinois Med. Assn. Clubs: Chicago Phy- 
sicians, Marquette, Colonial. Office: 103 State 
St. Residence: 4714 Klmbark Av. 

BEIiI,, James Hamilton, Importer teas, cof- 
fees, and spices; b. New Hudson, Allegany Co., 
N. Y., Jan. 7, 1839; s. Nathaniel Davidson and 
Rebecca (Anderson) Bell; ed. public schools 
of Allegany Co. and In Rushford (N. Y.) Acad. 
to 1859; m. Lexington, Ky., Sept., 1877, Mary 
Elizabeth Stone; children: Mrs. Elsie David- 
son, Daisy Bell. Worked on father's farm, 
until 1861; went to war In Oct., 1861, entering 
service of 6th N. Y. Cav. as second lieutenant, 
Co. I, serving until close of war; mustered out 
In Aug., 1865, as captain; was in all campaigns 
of the Army of the Potomac, and was with 
Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley campaign. 
Began business career, Nov., 1865, at Sparta, 
Wls., as wholesale grocer; came to Chicago in 
Mar., 1872, and engaged in a specialty line of 
teas, etc., as a mem. of the firm of Bell, Con- 
rad & Co.; purchased Mr. Conrad's interest in 
1897, and changed the firm name to J. H. Bell 
& Co., now a corporation, of which he is pres. 
Republican. Mem. Loyal Legion, George H. 
Thomas Post G. A. R. Club: Union League. 
Office: 62-4 Michigan Av. Residence: 4037 
Drexel Boul. 



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i, William Edward, dist. supt. Am. Tel- the agency force of the company. Became 
ephone and Telegraph Co.; b. Montreal, P. Q., stockholder and was elected director of the 
Can., Mar. 6, 1856; s. William and Sarah (Wil- Baird National Bank of Kirksville, Mo., In 
liamson) Bell; ed. common and high schools Sept., 1904. Republican. Presbyterian. Mem. 
at London, Ont. ; married, Evanston, 111., May Central Y. M. C. A. of Chicago. Clubs: Chi- 
ll, 1892, Henrietta Pettit; one daughter: Helen cago Athletic, Washington Park, Hamilton, 
Victoria. Began career as messenger for Mon- Calumet. Office: 118 W. Jackson Boul. Resi- 
treal Telegraph Co., at London, Ont., Aug. 9, dence: 68 Madison Park. 

1870; promoted to joint position as bookkeep- BEIT, William Ostoorn, lawyer; b. Wash- 
er, receiving and delivery clerk same place lng ton. D. C., May 16, 1870; s. Robert V. and 
Mar. 1, 1871; resigned Dec. 31, 1872, to take j oan na W. (Kirkwood) Belt; ed. public 
position of asst bookkeeper Western Union sch ools and Columbian Univ., Washington, 
Telegraph Co., at Chicago Jan. 1, 1873. later D . C-f graduating in the class of 1892; m. Mor- 
promoted to asst. chief bookkeeper, and on r i soll( m., June 6, 1890, Cora L. Wood; one 
Oct. 1, 1882, became audit clerk, first dist., son: Robert Kirkwood. Admitted to bar in 
central division of same company; appointed 1892; practiced in New York from fall of 1892 
S^YiS 6 - 1 * 68 - ? nd General Supt. Clowry, Aug. to fall of 1895 when came to Chlcago and 
9, 1886, as supt. and sec. of the Western Auto- established in practice here, since which time 
matic Weighing Machine Co., which resigned has Devoted himself almost exclusively to 
Oct. 31, 1888, to become chief clerk and audi- prac tice in the U. S. Courts, with a specialty 
tor first dist. central division. Western Union ln the law of patents, trade marks, and copy- 
Telegraph Co., which held until Oct. 31, 1890, rlg hts. Republican. Protestant. Mem. of Pat- 
when resigned to become supt. Am Dist. Tele- e nt Land Assn. Mem. Home Lodge No. 508 A. 
graph Co., on staff of Charles H Wilson, gen- F & A M Mem. Maryland Soc. Club: Union 
eral supt. of the Chicago Telephone Co.; re- league. Office: Monadnock Blk. Residence: 
signed Sept. 1, 1893, to become business mgr. wilmette 111 

sfe^red^NewYo^offlce 2s mg^Apr^T BEMAN, Solon Spencer, architect; b. Brook- 

- resfened De^ 31 1899 Ind j^n 1 1900 lvn - Oct - * 1853 : studied architecture with 

'annofnted general supt Illinois' District Richard M. Upjohn, New York; m. Apr. 30. 

TrfrSSn Co fesiened Julv 1 1901 and be- 1888 > Marv H - Miller, W. New Brighton, S. I., 

camf sec and treks of the Jackson-Corbett N - Y - Designed all buildings in town of Pull- 

fV> and epneral sunt' of the Illinois Construe- man < now a P art of Chicago); also the town 

Son Co- resigned T Dec j 1901 and Dec 16 of Ivorydale, with the extensive works, near 

i<Poi T.?cented^?osltion of dist sun Am Tele- Cincinnati, for the Procter & Gamble Co.; 

nhone and Teleeranh Co on staff of Charles Pullman Bldg., Studebaker Bldg., Fine Arts 

H Wilson ^enfral suet" of "the *comoan\ ^ for Bld S- rand Central Ry. Station, also T. B. 

H. Wilson, general supt ot ^he^ company ror Blackgtone Memorial Library, First and Sec- 

'o of Tlllnolq Renubfican Metho- ond Christian Science churches, St. Paul's 

In 1st Cav I NO 1877' serving Episcopal Church, etc., Chicago; Pioneer Press 

lieutenant Troon A and act in* ad* Bld ^' St Paul; Bee Bldg " O mah a; Mining 

t Me , o?d Time TeleCTaDhers' Assn Bld ^- and Merchant Tailors' Bldg., World's 

' Unf^n' League Marouetfe Office"' Plln' Columbian Exposition; Mines Bldg., Omaha 

^ ma* RP^YrtPnoP r& "Dearborn Av Exposition, 1898; Pabst Bldg. and North West- 

lenee. 375 Dearborn Av. ern Mutual L}fe Bld g. t Milwaukee; Michigan 

BELL, William White, banker; b. Sparta, Trust Co. Bldg., Grand Rapids; T. B. Black- 

Tenn., Apr. 16, 1842; s. Brig.-Gen. Joseph War- stone Memorial Library, Branford, Conn.; 

ren Bell, U. S. V., and Rose Ann (Smith) Bell; union Station, Peoria, 111.; Chicago & Alton 

ed. private schools, also grammar and high station, Springfield, 111., etc. Office: Merchants' 

school, Chicago, 1855-60; served in Civil War Loan & Trust Bldg. Residence: 317 Forty- 

as captain 13th Illinois Cav. and breveted n i n th St 

major U. S. V. for gallant and meritorious R-rTurrwp Ailmrto mining pntrln^r- h An- 

services in battle of Cache River, Ark., July -,5^?,*' fsfi?- S oV of r F a^d Martha A 

7. 1862; m. Chicago, Apr. 16, 1863, Nannie C. ^SS^ftmS^- S $ common schools En- 

I;T-/-.T,-TI /v,ii/^r.on T <iian Tjaii f a n tVmT^ n n\a \\jiiosoii ) uemenL, ea. common fecnoois. jiin- 

hsrown, cnliaren. a_<inan aen (autnor; , now l__,a a < n r>f> issc; < n pnp-inpprlne- anrl now in 

Mrs. Arthur H. Bogue; Clara Bell, now Mrs. f a ^<3 s ce If 8 ^ " tice af min'inc enei^eer 

Lessig, James Edward Bell, first lieutenant a ^" v _f ? e , r n roXption witn^tTroducfion and 

1 7tVi TT <3 Tnfv \Va r>rivit( hankpr iS'iT-S 3- n d expert in connection witn proauction ana 

d\ \l f iKv y '^ fir ^ of T M T'voTiV Xr use of coal in boilers, gas producers, etc. Mem. 

r n a 5nnvorl ^ l fil' n vTn^ M^' N^fonnl Am. Institute of Mining Engineers, Am. Soc. 

Co., bankers, 1865; paying teller National , --__i.__j_ i TTnixinoors <?nr- of Phpmipni 

Bank of Commerce, Chicago, 1870-1; vice-pres. ?^,^ t e ^ an A ^ 1 rhem?oal Soc Am Assn for 

Nebraska City National Bank, 1871-2; cashier ^S^AnaSS^^^&S^mSimS^at 

of the Bank of the State of Georgia, Atlanta, 'he Advancement o f S. 3lence western Soc of 

1873-7-; in dry goods commission business, f ?*! n t?flf ce . ffs Dearborn St Residence if 4 2 
Chicago, 1878-80; mem. Board of Trade and Jj^son Boul 

ness!" 3 " 1885-91? easier and 'direcf^r National BENDER, Pred, manufacturer; b Hatzen- 

Bank of the Republic, which he organized port _ on Moselle, Germany, Feb. 7, 1! 66, s - Ben- 

with $1.000,000 capital, 1891; since 1892 bank- jamln and Sara (Adler) Bender; ed. public and 

er and dealer in commercial paper. Republican, private schools of Hatzenport, Germany; also 

Baptist; was first treas. of Immanuel Baptist in high school In Kreuznach Germany, m. 

Church and mem. finance committee, now and Hamburg, Germany, June 8 1899, Lotta Si! 

for last 16 vears a trustee. Office: 226-8 La verberg; one daughter: Beatrice Maud Since 

Salle St. Residence: 3930 Lake Av. 1883 jobber and manufacturer of store i and c 

BEI.SHE, Edwin luther, sec. and mgr. of flee fixtures, and also dealer in general mer- 
agency force of Chicago Portrait Co.; b. La chandise; from 1883 to 1889 located In New 
Plata, Mo.. Mar. 10, 1872: s. Thomas M. and York, from 1889 to 1 1 in Milwaukee Wis 
Lina (Elgin) Belshe: grad. from high school Jobber and manufacturer of store i and office 
of La Plata/Mo.. 1892; m. Kirksville, Mo.. Oct. fixtures since 1891 at various locations on Wa- 
12. 1899. Alta Baird; children: Edwin Baird. bash Av Chicago, now having stores at 552- 
Albert Thomas. Entered employ of Chicago 556 Wabash Av.. and 12-53 Wabash Av . 
Portrait Co. as traveling salesman. Jan. 1. also partner in the house of Bender Bros of- 
1895; was made dist. mgr. Feb. 1. 1896. and flee and store fixtures 300-302 1 W ^ n adl ""' 
road mgr.. Jan. 1, 1897; on Jan. 1, 1899, be- and Am Store and Office Co , Monroe a nd Hal- 
came a stockholder and took position as corre- sted Sts^ Major 1st Regt Chicago Rough 
spondent In the house; elected director, Apr.. Riders. Offices: 552 to 556 Wabash Av. Resi 
1902, and sec., 1903, and has management of dence: < 



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BENEDICT, Charles Dumba, lumber; b. Vi- 
enna, Austria, Feb. 11, 1859; s. Ignatius L. 
and Amelia (De Figuerado) Benedict; ed. pub- 
lic schools of Austria; m. Milwaukee, Wis., 
Jan. 2, 1882, Augusta C. Mann; 1 daughter: 
Adele Francesca. Began business career in 
1875 as an employe of the Brookhaven Lum- 
ber and Mfg. Co., at Brookhaven, Miss., until 
1885, and was promoted to position of sec. 
and supt. ; came to Chicago and was asso- 
ciated with lumber firm of John A. Gauger 
& Co. until 1897; then was mem. of the lumber 
firm of May & Benedict at Peoria, 111., until 
1902, when joined the present firm of Schultz 
Bros. & Benedict, wholesale lumber. Mem. of 
the Lumbermen's Assn. Office: Old Colony 
Bldg. Residence: Del Prado Hotel. 

BENEDICT, George H., engraver; b. War- 
saw, Wyoming Co., N. Y., Aug. 12, 1857; s. 
Edward R. and Levira Benedict; ed. public 
schools and at commercial college; m. Mar. 24, 
1880, Miss Caroline L. Randolph; came to Chi- 
cago, 1864; worked for a time at printing, and 
then was an apprentice in the map dept. of 
Rand, McNally & Co. ; later worked as foreman 
in same line for George F. Cram. Studied 
photo-engraving, in leisure hours, with J. A. 
Drummond; then for a time in business for 
himself, later becoming mgr. of the wax en- 
graving dept. of Blomgren Bros. & Co., and 
later mgr. of the advertising dept. of A. G. 
Spalding & Bros.; again established general 
engraving and electrotyping business under 
the style of George H. Benedict & Co., and in 
1903 this firm was consolidated with the Globe 
Engraving and Electrotype Co., of which he is 
now treas. From early boyhood has been an 
enthusiastic athlete and became an authority 
on general athletic and gymnastic sports; 
wrote a widely circulated book on the subject 
which was published by A. G. Spalding & 
Bro. in 1880. For 9 years pres. of the Electro- 
typers' Assn. of Chicago, and for 2 years pres. 
of the National Assn. of Electrotypers and 
Photo Engravers. Was the inventor of the 
measuring scale used by all photo-engravers 
and electrotypers; also the inventor of Bene- 
dict's Tables of Wages for calculating pay 
rolls. Club: Chicago Athletic. Mason, K. T., 
Shriner. Office: 415 Dearborn St. Residence: 
875 Warren Av. 

BENEDICT, Harry, live stock; b. Bureau 
Co., 111., 1856; s. Julius and Henrietta Cleve- 
land Benedict; ed. public and high schools; m. 
Princeton, 111., 1880, Belle Kyle; 2 children. 
Engaged in live stock commission business at 
Union Stock Yards, 1890, in firm of Lee & 
Benedict; since 1894 firm has been Benedict, 
Murraj' & McDowell. Club: Chicago Athletic. 
Office: Exchange Bldg., Union Stock Yards. 
Residence: 3967 Drexel Boul. 

BENHAM, John; b. Western Star, O., May 3, 
1846; s. John and Melissa (Brown) Benham; 
academic education; m. Bloomington, 111., 1869, 
Adaline H. Richardson. Began business career, 
1867, as a mem. of the firm of Keith, Benham 
& Aiken; mem. of firm of Benham & Brown, 
wholesale cotton goods, 1868-70; C. H. Fargo 
& Co.. wholesale shoes, 1871-82; Keith, Ben- 
ham & Dezendorf, wholesale hardware, 1883-8; 
supt. public service, Cook Co., 1888-90; vice- 
pres. and treas., St. Lawrence Marble Co., 
1891-6; vice-pres. and general mgr. the Con- 
sumers' Co., 1896-1903; since Aug., 1903, vice- 
pres. the International Register Co.; treas. 
the Kennicott Water Softener Co. Republican. 
R. E. Church. Clubs: Union League, Kenwood 
Country, Automobile. Office: 124 W. Jackson 
Boul. Residence: 2415 Michigan Av. 

BENJAMIN, Frederic, attorney In patent 
law; b. Cincinnati, O., Mar. 16, 1860; s. Orson 
A. and Abia A. (Hartwell) Benjamin; moved 
to Washington, D. C., in childhood and there 
educated in public and private schools; grad. 
National Univ. (Washington, D. C.), LL.B., 
1881; m. Washington, D. C., Nov. 17, 1886, 



Lena M. Bouton; children: Hartwell, Charles 
Bouton, John Allen, Martha Marion, Frederic 
H. Has been engaged in practice of patent law 
before U. S. Patent Office and U. S. Courts 
since 1881, residing and doing business in 
Washington, D. C., until 1889; since then in 
Chicago. Republican. Congregationalist. Mem. 
Kensington Lodge, A. F. & A. M. Office: Mar- 
quette Bldg. Residence: Oak Park, 111. 

BENJAMIN, Louis, iron merchant and man- 
ufacturer; b. St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 13, 1850; s. 
Jacob and Jennette (Lehman) Benjamin; ed. 
New Orleans public school; m. New Orleans, 
La., Oct. 18, 1882, Julia Kottwitz; children: 
Sadie L., Blanche J., Jack A. Left school at 
15 (but took course of studies nights at Dol- 
ber's College) ; worked in iron business in 
New Orleans from age of 15 until 1880, when 
opened an office there, representing Block & 
Pollak, of Cincinnati, in iron and steel; in 1884 
removed to Chicago and became mem. of firm 
of Block & Pollak, of Cincinnati and Chicago, 
and became sec. of the Block-Pollak Iron Co., 
upon its incorporation, 1891, which position 
still holds, the company having a large plant at 
Carthage, O., near Cincinnati, as manufactur- 
ers of car axles and all kinds of forgings; also 
wholesale dealers in iron and steel; have 
yards and warehouse on Wallace St., Chicago. 
Jewish in religion. Republican. Clubs: Hamil- 
ton, Standard. Office: 1st Nat. Bank Bldg. Resi- 
dence: 4111 Grand Boul. 

BENN, Alonzo Newton, general mgr. Omaha 
Packing Co.; b. Washington, la., Nov. 25, 
1866; s. John Robert and Nancy Ann (Looney) 
Benn; ed. public schools of Woodburn, la.; 
unmarried. Began business career as telegra- 
pher with the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 
R. R., Burlington & Missouri River R. R., 
and Western Union Telegraph Co., 1882-6; 
telegrapher, stenographer and general office 
work with Nebraska City Packing Co., 1886- 
1890; went with Omaha Packing Co., South 
Omaha, Neb., as telegrapher and stenographer, 
1890, and rapidly advanced to chief clerk, pur- 
chasing agent and asst. mgr., assuming man- 
agement of the company's plant at St. Joseph, 
Mo., in 1893; supt. of the Chicago plant, 1897, 
mgr. of the South Omaha plant in 1901, and 
general mgr. of their several plants in 1902; 
also director of the company, director and 
general mgr. Hutchinson Packing Co., vice- 
pres. and director German-Am. Provision Co. 
Mem. Chicago Board of Trade. K. T., Shriner. 
Clubs: Calumet, Colonial ( Chicago) ; also Oma- 
ha Club (Omaha), and Benton Club, St. Jo- 
sept, Mo. Office: Hammond Packing Co., Union 
Stock Yards. Residence: Calumet Club. 

BENNETT, Frank Ira, lawyer, alderman; b. 
Galva, Henry Co., 111., Oct. 17, 1858; s. John 
I. and Maria (Reynolds) Bennett; ed. public 
schools of Chicago; attended Union College of 
Law, 1879; m. Chicago, June, 1884, Anna H. 
Cortright; two sons: Lewis C., Ira F. Admit- 
ted to bar, 1880; in 1884 became mem. of law 
firm of Bennett & Higgins; became actively 
engaged in real estate business, with a spe- 
cialty in subdividing and building operations. 
Mem. Chicago Bar Assn. since 1887. Republi- 
can. Elected assessor of Town of Hyde Park, 
1888; now alderman from Seventh Ward; re- 
elected, 1905, for fifth term. Presbyterian. Of- 
fice: Chamber of Commerce. Residence: 5807 
Washington Av. 

BENNETT, Horace Corbett, lawyer; b. Che- 
shire Co., N. H., Oct. 24, 1841; s. Lyman and 
Lucinda (Wellington) Bennett; ed. public 
school and 2 years at Appleton Acad., New 
Ipswich, N. H.; enlisted Sept., 1861, in First 
New Hampshire Battery, serving 3 years and 
taking part in the battles of Gettysburg, sec- 
ond battle of Bull Run, Rappahannock Sta- 
tion, Antietam, South Mountain, Fredericks- 
burg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness (where 
he was wounded) and all the battles of the 
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Peninsular campaign; studied law In office of 
Hon. Amasa Norcross, of Fitchburg, Mass., 
and later represented Ivlson, Blakeman, Taylor 
& Co., of New York, publishers of school and 
college text books, in the New England States 
until 1870; meanwhile being admitted to the 
Massachusetts bar in 1869; m. 1870, Charlotte 
E., daughter of Dr. Freeland, of Fitchburg, 
Mass. Removed to Chicago, 1870; was burned 
out in fire of 1871; has been since then engaged 
in a general law business, making a specialty 
of commercial law. Republican. Office: 134 
Clark St. Residence: 339 Warren Av. 

BENNETT, James Ewlngr, grain commis- 
sion; b. St. Louis, Mo., Apr. 3, 1871; s. Thomas 
and Jennie (Ewing) Bennett; attended public 
schools; grad. Chicago Manual Training 
School in class of 1890; m. Chicago, Apr. 8, 
1902, Bertha Bogue. First business experience 
was with the W. Seattle St. Ry., of Seattle, 
Wash., 1891-3; after that was employed in the 
offices of Bennett & Johnson, brass foundry, 
and in 1894 became associated with Thomas 
Bennett & Co., grain and provisions, of which 
he is now the sole proprietor. Mem. of the 
Chicago Board of Trade. Republican. Clubs: 
Chicago Athletic, Kenwood, Chicago Yacht, 
Chicago Automobile. Office: Board of Trade 
Bldg. Residence: 105 E. 47th St. 

BENNETT, James O'Donnell, dramatic 
critic; b. Jackson, Mich., May 1. 1870; s. 
Charles Henry and Mary (O'Donnell) Bennett; 
ed. Univ. of Michigan; m. Erie, Pa., June 5, 
1901, Susan North Hayward. Has been en- 
gaged as a newspaper writer since 1892, chiefly 
on the press of Chicago; served as correspond- 
ent for the Chicago Journal during the Span- 
ish-Am. War, and was afterward editorially 
connected with that paper; joined the staff 
of the Chicago Record-Herald, of which he is 
now the dramatic editor. Protestant Episco- 
palian. Republican. Office: Chicago Record- 
Herald. Residence: 308 N. State St. 

BENNETT, Baweon, journalist; b. Franklin, 
Ind., Dec. 5, 1863; s. James Clinton and Flora 
(Rawson) Bennett; ed. public schools of Louis- 
iana and Kansas; grad. from Emporia (Kan.) 
High School; studied languages under Dr. 
Lewis DeLew, Wichita, Kan.; student Univ. 
of Kansas, 1881-4; Univ. of Michigan, 1885 (no 
degree) ; m. Milwaukee, Wis., June 29, 1903, 
Cora Anita Jones, Riverside, Calif. Beginning 
as reporter Chicago Daily News, in May, 1886, 
served on various papers in Chicago, Kansas 
City and Milwaukee until Jan., 1896, when be- 
came telegraph copy-reader and foreign news 
editor Chicago Inter Ocean to Nov., 1899; since 
then editorial writer Chicago Inter Ocean; 
also director and sec. The Inter Ocean News- 
paper Co. Republican. Was private and ser- 
geant Co. G, 5th Regt, Michigan N. G., 1890-5. 
Mason (Myrtle Lodge, Irving Park Chapter, 
Siloam Council, Oriental Consistory) ; also 
mem. Modern Maccabees, National Union, 
Modern Woodmen, Royal League. Unitarian. 
Life mem. Shakespeare Soc. of New York. Of- 
fice: The Inter Ocean. Residence: 1389 W. 
Montrose Av. 

BENNETT, Bobert John, wholesale grocer; 
b. Pulaski, Oswego Co., N. Y., Feb. 9, 1839; a. 
Reuben J. and Alta (Haskins) Bennett; ed. 
Lake Co. schools, finishing at Waukegan, 111., 
and Racine, Wis.. 1856-7; m. Chicago, Apr. 9, 
1862, Electa M. Hoyt; children: Arthur Grant, 
Maud B. (now Mrs. Vail), William Hoyt. 
School teacher in Lake Co., 111., 1856-63; mem. 
firm since 1865 and now vlce-pres. and director 
of the W. M. Hoyt Co.. wholesale grocers. Was 
director of the Atlas National Bank, and later 
vice-pres. and director of the Western State 
Bank: mem. firm of Glenn R. Powers & Co., 
general merchants, Belgrade. Mont. Was alder- 
man and for a time mayor of Lake Forest, 
111., 1872-4. Republican. Congregationalist; 
connected with City Missionary Soc.: trustee 
AVTienton College. Club: Congregational. Office: 



1-11 Michigan Av. Residence: 2449 N. Paulina 
Street 

BENNETT, 'Willis Henry, merchant; b. Erie, 
Pa., Aug. 24, 1851; s. Henry D. and Sarah Ann 
(Bryant) Bennett; ed. Erie ward school and 
Erie High School up to 1867; m. Davenport, 
la., Dec. 24, 1883, Estella P. Johnston; chil- 
dren: Willis Henry Johnston, Allie Johnston, 
June Johnston, Bryant Johnston, Dorothea 
Johnston. Clerk in grocery store, Belvidere, 
111., 1868-71; early in 1872 became clerk for 
H. B. Cragin & Co., Chicago, and, 1873-5, was 
commercial traveler for same firm; with Chi- 
cago Stamping Co., 1875-83; then with L. C. 
Dessanet Sons, hardware jobbers, Davenport, 
la., as commercial traveler; in 1886 became 
salesman and subsequently Western mgr. for 
the Reading Hardware Co. (a position he still 
occupies) ; the company have at Reading, Pa., 
one of the most complete plants in the country 
for manufacturing fine builders' hardware. 
Also sec.-treas. Lawson Manufacturing Co., 
of Racine, Wis., pres. Cotton Belt Lumber 
Co., of Webb, Miss.; a State director of First 
State Fawners' Co. Republican. Mason; Belvi- 
dere Lodge, Kiswaukee Chapter (Belvidere, 
111.), Siloam Commandery, K. T., Oak Park, 111., 
Kaaba Temple (Shrine), Davenport, la. Dele- 
gate to National Republican Convention, 1896; 
alternate, 1904. Club: Hamilton. Office: 105 
Lake St. Residence: 309 S. Fifty-third Av. 
(Austin). 

BENSINGEB, Benjamin Edward, president 
of the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company; b. 
Louisville, Ky., Jan. 4, 1868; son of Moses and 
Eleanor (Brunswick) Bensinger; ed. Moseley 
(public) School, South Division High School, 
and Bryant & Stratton Business College; m. 
Chicago, Jan. 20, 1896. Rose Frank; one son: 
Robert Frank. From 1885 to 1888 was connect- 
ed with the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co.: 
from 1888 to 1890 sec. of the Bensinger Self 
Adding Cash Register Co., which concern has 
retired from business; since 1890 with the 
Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co., of which, in 
1903, he became first vice-pres.; on the death 
of his father succeeded to the presidency; 
company are manufacturers of billiard and 
pool tables and supplies, bank, office and bar 
fixtures, refrigerators, bowling alleys, etc. Re- 
publican. Jewish religion. Clubs: Hamilton, 
Standard (dir.). Office: 263-265 Wabash Av. 
Residence: Lakota Hotel. 

BENSON, Christian Iiudwig, wholesale fish 
merchant; b. Hadersley. Denmark. Apr. 22, 
1856; s. J. and Anna M. (Paulsen) Benson; ed. 
Denmark; came to United States, 1870; m. Chi- 
cago, Aug., 1879, Chatrine Lund; children: 
Alfred J., Anna. Since 1876 importer of Nor- 
wegian, Swedish and Holland products, main- 
ly fish and cheese. Republican. Lutheran. 
Mason. Park Commissioner, North Shore Park 
District, 1900-4. Office: 274-6 S. Water St. 
Residence: 1023 Pratt Av. 

BENT, George Payne, piano and organ 
manufacturer; b. Dundee, 111., June 16, 1854: 
s. Rev. George (Congregational minister) and 
Mary P. (Payne) Bent: early education in 
public schools of Iowa, finishing at Wheaton 
(111.) College; m. Burr Oak, la., Apr. 26, 1876, 
Clara A. Wingate; children: Clara Wingate, 
George Henry, Charity Mary, Muriel, Dorothy 
Amelia, Charles Matchett. Barbara. Came to 
Chicago, 1870; worked for David C. Cook (now 
publisher of Elgin, 111., but then a jobber of 
sewing machines and sewing machine sup- 
plies); bought out Mr. Cook's business, 1878, 
conducted it until 1880, when he began the 
manufacture of the "Crown" pianos and 
organs' his extensive manufacturing plant IP 
located at 245 Washington Boul. Independent 
in politics. Club: Union League. Office: 211-13 
Wahash Av. Residence: 5139 Washington Av. 
BENTT.EY, Charles B., commission mer- 
chant soldier: b. Schoharie, N. Y.; s. E. E. 
and N M. Bentley; ed. Charlotteville (N. Y.) 



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Conf. Seminary; m. Vicksburg, Miss., 1864, & Co. Mason. Clubs: Jewelers, Standard. Of- 
M. E. Duncan; 3 children. Entered and served flee: State and Washington Sts. Residence: La- 
in Second Wisconsin Cavalry through the kota Hotel. 

Civil War and was mustered out at its close. BERLIN, Robert Carl, architect; b. Gran- 
Holds rank of brig.-gen. After war settled ville, Putnam Co., 111., Feb. 11, 1853; s. Au- 
in Iowa; came to Chicago in 1885; in 1894 gustus and Helene (Brennemann) Berlin; ed. 
established in the grain commission business, Granville public school; grad., receiving 
senior mem. of the Bentley- Jones Commission diploma as architect, from Eidgencessisches 
Co., until 1904; since then in same business Polytechnikum, Zurich, Switzerland, 1877; m. 
alone. Mem. of the Chicago Board of Trade. Chicago, May 10, 1883, Agnes Augusta Dodge; 
Was chief marshal of the Memorial Day children: Lillian Agnes, Marie Valentine, Har- 
parade in Chicago in 1901, 1902 and 1904, and old Robert. In practice of architecture in Chi- 
of the Dewey parade in 1900. Mem. of the cago since 1877; designer and has superin- 
Military Order of the Loyal Legion and of tended erection of many fine residences, apart- 
Hiram McClintock Post, G. A. R. (command- ment buildings, factories, business buildings, 
er). Presbyterian. Trustee Presbyterian churches, schools, etc., in Chicago, and also 
Church of La Grange. Office: Board of Trade, at other points in Illinois and other states. 
Residence: 211 S. Fifth Av., La Grange. Fellow of Am. Institute of Architects, and of 

BENTLEY, Cyrus, lawyer; senior mem. law Illinois Chapter of same. Republican. Clubs: 

firm of Bentley & Burling; dir. International Marquette, Ravenswood. Office: Tacoma Bldg. 

Harvester Co. Mem. Chicago Bar Assn., etc. Residence: 2589 N. Ashland Av., Ravenswood. 

Clubs: Chicago, University, Chicago Golf, On- BIRMINGHAM, Thomas C., wholesale pa- 

wentsia. Office: 215 Dearborn St. Residence: per merchant; b. on farm in Washington Co., 

157 Rush St.; summer, Elmhurst, 111. Wisconsin, May 21, 1850; s. Thomas and Ann 

EENTLEY, Frank Tag-g-art, traffic mgr. Illi- (Costello) Bermingham; ed. common schools, 
nois Steel Co.; b. Charlestown, Ind., May 2, Beloit, Wis., 1857-65; m. Des Moines, la., Oct. 
1864; s. Francis W. and Catherine (Taylor) 6, 1880, Belle Daugherty. Began business life 
Bentley; ed. Charlestown (Ind.) public schools, in 1868 as office boy with Davis, Lawrence & 
Charlestown Acad. (private), Davenport (la.) Davis, paper manufacturers, Beloit, Wis.; 
Business College; m. Chautauqua Lake, N. Y., traveling salesman for same firm, 1870-2; for 
Aug. 11, 1889, Catherine L. Brownell. After J. W. Butler Paper Co., 1872-82; in range cat- 
several years spent in roughing it in the west, tie business in Arapahoe Co., Colo., 1882-92; 
entered accounting dept. of Monon Route, Feb., lost all his money in the business and re- 
1885; changed to operating dept., Chicago & turned to Chicago, 1892, and worked for sev- 
Northwestern Ry., July, 1886, and to traffic eral firms in wholesale paper business, 1892-9; 
dept. of Chicago Great Western Ry., Apr., secured interest in wholesale paper business 
1889; local freight agent of same, Chicago, of F. K. Moody & Co., 1899; reorganized as 
1892-3; general freight agent for Consolidated Moody & Bermingham Co., 1902, becoming its 
Steel & Wire Co., June, 1894; for Am. Steel pres., Mr. Moody retiring from firm same 
& Wire Co. from its formation until Mar., year; changed name of company, 1904, to Ber- 
1899; since then traffic mgr. of the Illinois mingham & Seaman Co., of which is pres. 
Steel Co. Chairman traffic committee of the Office: Tribune Bldg. Residence: 1013 Demp- 
Illinois Manufacturers Assn. since 1900. Inde- ster St., Evanston. 

pendent Republican. Presbyterian. Clubs: Ex- BERRY, Franklin James, commission mer- 

moor, Ouilmette, Chicago Yacht. Office: The chant in horses; b. Limington, Me., Sept. 26, 

Rookery. Residence: Hotel Lakota. 1837; s. William and Catherine (Berry) Berry; 

BENTLEY, Wiltoer Gorton, retired lawyer ed. public schools of Limington, Me.; m. Lim- 
and underwriter; b. Watertown, N. Y., Dec. ington, Me., Oct. 25, 1858, Sarah W. Weeman; 
13, 1835; s. Gorton and Alancy (Clark) Bent- 1 daughter: Ella May (Mrs. B. P. Riding, of 
ley; ed. common school and Wyoming Acad., New York). Was reared on farm in Maine, 
Wyoming, N. Y. ; studied law with Hon. Har- and was engaged in the horse business at 
low L. Comstock, Warsaw, N. Y., 1858-61; Portland, Me., 1856 to 1873; since then in 
m. Lena, 111., June 25, 1860, Mary A. Bailey; business in Chicago as sale and commission 
children, Marshall G., Mrs. Alice Bentley Gar- dealer in all kinds of horses, as head of firm 
diner, William J. (died, aged 4), Cora M. of F. J. Berry & Co. Republican; active in poll- 
Served as capt., maj. and lieut.-col. Ninth N. tics, and stumped Illinois for McKinley in 
Y. Volunteer Cavalry from Oct. 14, 1861, par- 1896 and 1900, and for Roosevelt in 1904. 
ticipating in nearly 100 engagements; severe- Clubs: Hamilton, Waubansia. Office: 3 Dexter 
ly wounded at White House Landing, Va., Park Av. Residence: 145 Oakwood Boul. 
June 21, 1864, resulting in loss of left leg; BERRY, Joseph John, dealer in molasses, 
mustered out of service Oct., 1864; admitted syrup, sugar, etc.; b. on farm near St. Louis, 
to bar at Buffalo, N. Y., Dec., 1864; moved to Mo., May 23, 1862; s. Jacob and Frances 
Des Moines, la., and, in 1865, elected probate (Franel) Berry; ed. common schools of St. 
and county judge; resigned because of ill Louis and later in Christian Brothers College, 
health, 1867; moved to St. Louis, Mo., and St. Louis; m. Galena, 111., May 18, 1886, Julia 
worked life and fire insurance for ten years; M. Maybrun; children: Heribert J., Loretta, 
attorney and superintendent of agencies Con- Eleanore. Began business career at 21 in St. 
tinental Fire Ins. Co. of New York, 1877-85; Louis, June, 1883, as dealer in groceries and 
general northwestern mgr. for same, 1885-91; feed, and continued at that business until 
in banking business, 1891-3; since then re- 1889, when sold it out, came to Chicago, and 
tired. Mem. Loyal Legion, Western Soc. Army entered the business now conducted by the 
of the Potomac. Former mem. Bankers, Mar- Berry-Maybrun Co., dealers in molasses, 
quette and Union League Clubs. Baptist, syrup, sugar, etc., of which he is pres. Office: 
Office: New Federal Bldg. Residence: 474 Elm 59-65 Larrabee St. Residence: 521 Ridge Av., 
St. Evanston. 

BERG, Morris Henry, jeweler; b. New York BERSBACH, Alfred, treas. and general mgr. 

City, Feb. 2, 1853; s. Henry and Henrietta The J. Manz Engraving Co.; b. Chicago, Nov. 

(Hyman) Berg; removed with parents to Chi- 5, 1856; s. John and Magdaline (Zanner) Bers- 

cago in infancy; ed. public schools and in bach; ed. Chicago public schools; m. Dec. 25, 

Dyrenforth's School of Trade. Chicago; m. 1878, Helena Malcolm; children: Lillian, Clara, 

Chicago, Mar. 4, 1877, Rose Weil; children: Amy A. F., Frank John. Began as boy, in 1872. 

Mrs. Agnes Berg Landauer, Herbert Morris, his connection with the engraving house of 

In 1868 entered the jewelry house of Wendell J. Manz & Co. Was admitted to partnership in 

& Hyman as an errand boy, and continued 1880, and upon incorporation of the business 

with the house until he advanced to a partner- in 1890 he became sec. and treas., and is now 

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Shrlner. Club: Chicago Athletic. Office: 197 S. 
Canal St. Residence: 2568 N. Hermitage Av. 

BERSBACH, EMU, sec. the Tablet & Ticket 
Co.; b. Chicago, Nov. 2, 1861; s. John and 
Magdaline Bersbach; ed. Chicago public 
school; m. Chicago, Oct. 6, 1889, Nora Jean- 
ette Abbott; 1 son, Emil. First business expe- 
rience was as errand boy for Vergo, Ruhling 
& Co., 1872; then with Boston Store (firm of 
C. W. & E. Pardridge); with Wade Abbott, 
lawyer; then 6 years with A. T. Stewart & 
Co., 2 years with John V. Farwell & Co., 1% 
years at Evanston, Wyo., with Blythe & 
Fargo; since 1886 with the Tablet & Ticket 
Co.; mgr. of the company's branch at New 
York, 1889-99; since 1899 sec. of the company 
and located at Chicago. Republican. Office: 87-9 
Franklin St. Residence: 2495 N. Ashland Av. 

BESLEY, Frederick Atwood, physician; b. 
Waukegan, 111., Apr. 19, 1868; s. William and 
Sylvia (Jocelyn) Besley; ed. public and high 
schools of Waukegan, Chicago Manual Train- 
ing School and Northwestern Univ. Med. 
School, M.D., 1894; unmarried. Since 1894 has 
been engaged in the practice of medicine in 
Chicago, and since 1900 has been a mem. of 
the Chicago Board of Health. Prof, of surgery 
in the Post-Graduate Med. School. Attending 
surgeon Cook Co. Hosp.; attending surgeon 
Woman's Hosp. and Chicago Charity Hosp. 
Mem. Am. Med. Assn., Chicago Surgical Soc., 
Chicago Med. Soc., Mississippi Valley Med. 
Soc. Club: Chicago Athletic. Office: Columbus 
Memorial Bldg. Residence: 6027 Prairie Av. 

BEST, William, manufacturer; b. Canter- 
bury, Eng., 1841; s. William and Mary Ann 
(Whitehead) Best; family came to U. S. 1852; 
ed. Canterbury and Chicago public schools; 
m. Aug., 1865, Louise C., daughter of Isaac B. 
Sterling, of Chicago; children: William, Flor- 
ence G., Grace L. (died, aged 13). First em- 
ployment on leaving school in 1857 was as 
office boy in wholesale tobacco house of John 
C. Partridge & Co., in which, after a few 
years, he became partner, and on death of Mr. 
Partridge, 1876, became head of the house 
and organized the firm of Best, Russell & Co., 
wholesale tobacconists and cigar manufac- 
turers; on Incorporation as Best & Russell 
Co., 1891, became pres. South Town collector, 
1883; South Park Commissioner since 1886 
(pres. of Board, 1887-91; auditor of Board, 
1905). Mason (32), K. T. Trustee Sixth Pres- 
byterian Church. Clubs: Mid-Day, Washington 
Park, Calumet, Iroquois, Illinois Athletic. 
Office: 42 Randolph St. Residence: 4331 Drexel 
Boul. 

BETHEA, Solomon Hicks, lawyer; b. Lee 
Co., 111.; s. William T. and Emilv (Green) 
Bethea; ed. public schools, Dixon, 111.; high 
school, Ann Arhor, Mich.; literary dept., Univ. 
of Michigan; studied law in offices of Eustace, 
Barge & Dixon. Dixon, 111.; admitted to bar 
and became partner of Hon. John V. Eustace. 
Mem. of Illinois Legislature, 1882-3; mayor of 
Dixon 1 term: U. S. district atty., Northern 
district of Illinois, 1899-1905; U. S. district 
judge, Illinois, since Mar., 1905. Office: Fed- 
eral Bide. 

BETSCHE, Charles William, furniture manu- 
facturer; b. Bnden, Germany, Aug. 11, 1848; 
s. Jacob and Christina (Branch) Betsche; ed. 
schools in Germany; m. Chicago, 1872, Kate 
Fischer; children: Emma, Lydia, Oscar, Wil- 
liam, Arthur, Clara. Came from Germany in 
1865 to Chicago; learned the trade of uphol- 
sterer here, and worked at trade until 1879, 
when established business for self. Later 
Joined by Henry Ricke and organized the 
Betsche & Ricke Manufacturing Co., of which 
was sec. and mgr. In 1886 organized present 
firm of Charles W. Betsche & Co., of which is 
still at head. Office: 69 North Av. Residence: 
388 Dayton St. 

BETTMAW, Boerne, physician, oculist and 
aurist; b. Cincinnati, O., Sept. 6, 1.856; s. Abra- 



ham and Sarah Bettman; grad. Cincinnati 
High School, 1874; Miami Med. College, M.D., 
1877; served as asst. to Dr. Williams, oculist, 
Cincinnati, and later for 1% years with Prof. 
Knapp, oculist, of New York, and also asst. to 
Dr. Frank Bosworth, Bellevue Med. Hosp.; 
went abroad, 1879; studied 6 months at Univ. 
of Vienna; then, after a period of travel in 
Europe, became first asst. to Prof. Becker in 
eye dept. of Univ. of Heidelberg, until May, 
1881; visited hosps. and attended clinics in 
Paris for about 6 months, attended the Inter- 
national Med. Congress in London; returned to 
New York, Sept., 1881, and in Nov., 1881, came 
to Chicago; m. Chicago, 1888, Clara Snydacker; 
children: Ralph, Louise. Engaged contin- 
uously in practice in Chicago as specialist in 
eye and ear diseases; was prof, of the eye and 
ear dept. and treas. College of Physicians and 
Surgeons, Chicago,; one of surgeons of Illi- 
nois Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, and 
physician in charge of indoor eye and ear 
dept. of Michael Reese Hosp., and German and 
Cook Co. Hosps. Oculist and aurist, and treas. 
of Post-Graduate Med. School. Founder of Jew- 
ish Dispensary. Mem. and ex-sec. Chicago 
Soc. of Ophthalmology and Otology; mem. Chi- 
cago Med. Soc., Illinois Microscopical Soc., 
Illinois State Med. Soc., Am. Med. Assn. Pres. 
of State Board of Charities; asst. surgeon of 
2d Regt. I. N. G. Mem. of the German Escula- 
pia Soc.; also editor of Eye dept. of Post- 
Graduate Med. Journal. Clubs: Union League, 
Quadrangle, German Press. Residence: 4753 
Lake Av. 

BE VAN, Arthur Dean, physician; b. Chicago, 
1861; s. Thomas and Sarah Ramsey Bevan; 
ed. Sheffield Scientific School, Yale, 1878-9; 
M.D., Rush Med. College, 1883; m. Akron, O., 
Feb., 1896, Anna L. Barber. U. S. Marine 
Hosp. Service, 1883-7; prof, anatomy, Oregon 
State Univ., 1886-7; Rush Med. College, 1887-9: 
prof, surgical anatomy and associate prof, 
surgery same since 1899; 1902, prof, of sur- 
gery in same; professorial lecturer on sur- 
gery, Univ. of Chicago; surgeon of Presby- 
terian Hosp.; pres. Presbyterian Hosp.; pres. 
Chicago Medical Society, 1899; fellow Ameri- 
can Surgical Society, 1900. Clubs: Chicago 
Athletic, University, Washington Park, Glen 
View, Chicago Golf. Office: 100 State St. Resi- 
dence: 2917 Michigan Av. 

BICKFORD, Luther Henry, editor; b. 
Menlo, la., Apr. 18, 1872; s. Frederick B. and 
Lucy (Whipple) Bickford; ed. St. George's 
and Leadville (Colo.) high school and Univ. 
of Denver; unmarried. Formerly managing 
editor Colorado Sun and Denver Times; now 
associate editor Chicago Inter Ocean. Mem. 
Military Order Loyal Legion. Office: The Inter 
Ocean. Residence: 618 E. 50th St. 

BICKFORD, Bussel Kittridg-e, lumber; b. 
Peacham, Caledonia Co., Vt., Dec. 28, 1826; 
spent early life on farm; ed. Peacham, Vt. 
Associated with lumber business almost from 
boyhood; in 1857 became mem. of firm of Bick- 
ford, Brewster & Tildesley, which dissolved 
at the end of 3 years, the failure of William 
Brewster, of the firm, who was also a large 
manufacturer, so involving the firm that they 
sold their assets and yard. Worked principally 
as inspector during the dull years from 1858 
to 1861; then resumed regular commission 
business; had William Ruger, a former em- 
ploye, as partner, 1870-3; joined by Reuben 
Knox, firm becoming Bickford, Knox & Co.; 
incorporated as Bickford <fe Knox Co.. of which 
he has since been pres. Was mem. of the com- 
mittee which, in 1858, formulated the rules 
for lumber inspection which have ever since 
governed the Chicago market. Office: 242 S. 
Wflter St. Residence: Oak Park, 111. 

BICKTTEI.I., Ernest Fercy, general super- 
intendent of the Chicago Bureau of Charities: 
b near Vincennes, Ind., Feb. 23. 1862; B. Eli 
and Charlotte (Ford) Bicknell; grad. Univ. 



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of Indiana, 1887; m. Indianapolis, Ind., 1891, 
Grace Vawter; children: Scott, Constance, Al- 
berta. After leaving college entered newspaper 
work as a reporter on the Indianapolis News, 
and afterward was a traveling correspondent 
of the same paper, later filling editorial posi- 
tions; was made sec. of the Board of State 
Charities of Indiana in 1893 and held that 
position until Jan. 1, 1898, when came to Chi- 
cago to accept present position. Club: City. 
Office: 79 Dearborn St. Residence: 5 Woodland 
Park. 

BICKNELL, Orlando Lane, sec. and mgr. 
Illinois Screw Co.; b. Underbill, Vt., Aug. 31, 
1841; s. Alfred and Theresa Bicknell; ed. pub- 
lic and high schools of Underbill, Vt. ; m. Ju- 
neau, Wis., Oct. 13, 1865, Susan M. Bingham; 
children: Josephine, Jennie B., Lucy B., Or- 
lando M., Harold L. Served in Army of the 
Potomac in Twelfth Vt. Infantry; in general 
store, Northfield, Minn., 1865-71; came to Chi- 
cago, 1871; identified with various enterprises; 
treas. Chicago Screw Co., 1888-91; mgr. Illi- 
nois Screw Co. until Apr. 1, 1904, at which 
time the Illinois Screw Co. was merged with 
the Chicago Screw Co. and he became sec. and 
mgr. Mem. Sheridan Post G. A. R., Oak Park. 
Office: 2 N. Canal St. Residence: 320 Linden 
Av., Oak Park. 

BIDDLE, William Baxter, third vice-pres. 
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Ry. Co.; b. Be- 
loit, Wis., Nov. 12, 1856; s. Charles H. and 
Alice (Coffman) Biddle; ed. Beloit public 
schools; m. Nov. 23, 1880, Ella Frost, of Be- 
loit; children: Robert C., Wheldon F., Walter 
C. Began railway career In 1887 as brakeman 
for Santa Fe Co.; later station agent and, 
1882-6, chief clerk general freight office At- 
lanta & Pacific R. R. (part of Santa Fe sys- 
tem); promoted to asst. freight agent, 1886, 
then division freight and passenger agent, 
and, In 1888, asst. general freight agent Santa 
Fe system; asst. traffic mgr., 1890-4, and 
freight traffic mgr. from 1894 to Mar. 1, 1905; 
elected third vice-pres. Chicago, Rock Island 
& Pacific Ry. Co., Mar. 1, 1905. Clubs: Chicago 
Athletic, Kenwood, Midlothian. Office: LaSalle 
St. Station. Residence: 4531 Greenwood Av. 

BIDWIIiIi, Joseph E.; b. Chicago, Feb. 21, 
1857; s. Richard and Mary (English) Bidwill; 
ed. Chicago public schools; m. Chicago, Sept. 
14, 1882, Mary A. O'Sullivan; children: Joseph 
E., Genevleve, Loretto, Earl, Charles, Richard, 
Arthur. In grain business since 1878, in which 
year was appointed mem. of the State Grain 
Inspection; promoted from position of helper 
through intervening duties until became first 
asst.; was railroad and warehouse commis- 
sioner of Illinois under appointment of Gov. 
John R. Tanner, 1897-1901; from 1901 until 
June 9, 1904, chief grain inspector of Illinois, 
under appointment by Gov. Richard Tates, 
being the only person who has ever served 
from lowest to highest positions in that ser- 
vice. Republican. Mem. Chicago Central Com- 
mittee for 12 years; mem. Cook Co. Republi- 
can Committee. Delegate to National Repub- 
lican Convention of 1896. R. C. Club: Lincoln. 
Residence: 608 Ashland Boul. 

BIEDENWEG, William C., stained glass, 
etc.; b. near Berlin, Ger., 1853: s. Charles and 
Mary Biedenweg; came to Chicago with par- 
ents in 1857; ed. public schools of Chicago; 
m. Chicago, 1884, Matilda Kugler. After leav- 
ing school, engaged in various pursuits until 
1874, when engaged in the stained glass busi- 
ness, which he learned thoroughly, and in 1885 
established for self, with J. E. Flanagan, the 
business being incorporated in 1893; is now 
treas. and dir. of the Flanagan & Biedenweg 
Co.: also senior mem. of firm of Biedenweg & 
Seifert. Office: 57 Illinois St. Residence: 2840 
N. Hermitage Av. 

BIERBOWEB, Austin, nuthor: b. Shelley's 
Island. Pa.; s. Casper and Lydia Bierbower; 
grad. Dickinson College; studied Univ. of Ber- 



lin, 1872 (A.M., Dickinson; LL.D., Iowa Wes- 
leyan Univ., 1902); unmarried. For several 
years after graduating was prof. Latin and 
Greek, Iowa Wesleyan Univ.; admitted to bar, 
1874; has practiced for over 20 years in Chi- 
cago. Has been European correspondent Chi- 
cago Tribune and Cincinnati Times-Star; edi- 
torial writer Chicago Daily News. Author: 
Principles of a System of Philosophy; The 
Morals of Christ; The Socialism of Christ, 
1890; The Virtues and their Reasons, 1896; 
From Monkey to Man, 1894; How to Succeed, 
1900; On the Training of Lovers, 1900; Ethics 
for Schools, 1903. Clubs: French, Italian. 
Office: 87 Washington St. Residence: 1836 
Michigan Av. 

BIEBINGEB, William Augustus, physician; 
b. Bielefeld, Westphalia, Germany, May 7, 
1872; s. Willhelm A. and Marie (Hauphoff) 
Bieringer; ed. in gymnasium, Bielefeld, Ger- 
many, to 1889; student Gross Med. College, 
Denver, Colo, 1896-8; Rush Med. College, Chi- 
cago, 1898-1900, graduating M.D., 1900; m. 
Leadville, Colo., Feb. 20, 1895, Emily Bowden. 
Was druggist, Rathsapotheke, Hanover, Ger- 
many, 1889-91; came to U. S., Apr., 1891; drug- 
gist in Cheyenne, Wyo., Leadville, Colo., Den- 
ver, Colo., until fall of 1896. In practice of 
medicine in Chicago since June, 1900. Mem. 
Chicago Med. Soc., Am. Med. Soc. Republican. 
Lutheran. Office and residence: 346 E. North 
Avenue. 

BIGEIiOW, Edward Alpheus, insurance; b. 
Zanesville, O., Aug. 18, 1849; s. Loyal H. and 
Wealthy M. (Pier) Bigelow; ed. Zanesville 
public schools; entered army at age of 14 
years and 4 months, private Company F, six- 
ty-eighth Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry In 
Civil War; participated in Sherman's cam- 
paigns from Vicksburg to close of war; m. 
first, 1871, Margaret R., daughter of W. H. 
Bush, of Chicago (died 1879); m. second, Chi- 
cago, Aug. 23, 1887, Susan Springer; 1 son: 
Loyal Arthur. After war became grain and 
provision commission merchant; for many 
years at head of E. A. Bigelow & Co.; retired 
from grain business, 1897; organized, May, 
1903, and is now pres. Continental Life Ins. 
Co.; also sec. and director Bush Temple Con- 
servatory. Served in Spanish-American War 
as maj. and paymaster; mem. Loyal Legion, 
G. A. R. Republican. Methodist. Clubs: Union 
League, Marquette. Office: Security Bldg. Resi- 
dence: 553 Dearborn Av. 

BIGELOW, James Loyal, treas. Am. Guar- 
antee Co.; b. Zanesville, O., Nov. 24, 1846; s. 
Loyal H. and Wealthy Maria (Pier) Bigelow; 
ed. Zanesville public schools; m., first, 1872, 
Lydia M. Gould (died July, 1889); 1 daughter 
(died, aged 18 months); m. second, Chicago, 
Apr. 12, 1893, Anna C. Hardy. Enlisted as 
private at age of 17, in Jan., 1864, in Company 
F, 68th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry, 
Second Brigade, Third Division, Seventeenth 
Army Corps; served in Army of the Tennessee 
(under Gen. Frank P. Blair, dept. commander, 
Gen. M. D. Leggett, division commander. Gen. 
R. C. Scott, brigade commander, and Col. W. 
B. Wells, commanding regiment) with Sher- 
man until close of war; discharged at Cleve- 
land, O., July, 1865. Employed by father. 
Loyal H. Bigelow, in wholesale drug busi- 
ness, 1865-75; engaged in business on Chicago 
Board of Trade. 1876-99; since 1899 treas. Am. 
Guaranty Co. Republican. Liberal in religion; 
attends Stewart Av. Universalist Church. 
Office: 171 LaSalle St. 

BIQEIiOW, Nelson P., lumber; b. Racine, 
Wis., July 19, 1862; s. Anson A. and Emma 
W. (Ullmann) Bisrelow: brought to Chicago 
by parents, Sept., 1862; early education in 
Chicago public schools; errad. Tale, 1884; m. 
Nov. 23, 1893. Sophia Dallas Borda; children: 
Matilda, Anson A. After leaving college en- 
tered the business of Bigelow Brothers. In 
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when it was succeeded in 1902 by the corpora- 
tion of Bigelow Brother & Walker Co., he be- 
came its pres. and later pres. of the Fourche 
River Lumber Co. Republican. Clubs: Chicago, 
University, City, Onwentsia, Merchants. Office: 
131 LaSalle St. Residence, Lake Forest, 111. 

BILLIG, Qeorg-e Washington, physician and 
surgeon; b. Harper, Forreston Township, Ogle 
Co., 111., Jan. 18, 1877; s. Cyrus and Kathrine 
(Klock) Billig; grad. Forreston high school, 
1894; Bennett College of Medicine and Sur- 
gery, M.D., 1898; College of Physicians and 
Surgeons (med. dept. Univ. of Illinois), 1901; 
m. Streator, 111., May 27, 1902, Glencora, 
daughter Rev. Joseph Bell; 1 daughter: Kath- 
ryn Louise. Began to read medicine under 
direction of Dr. E. D. Cowen, 1894; taught 
rural school, Forreston, 111., winters of 1894-5; 
after graduation from Bennett Med. College 
served as interne Chicago Baptist Hosp., Sept. 
1, 1898, to Sept. 1, 1899; interne Cook Co. Hosp., 
Dec. 1, 1899, to June 1, 1901. Took charge of 
Dr. J. P. Webster's practice during his sojourn 
in Europe following June 1, 1901; in practice 
for self since Nov., 1901. Attending surgeon 
Cook Co. Hosp.; sec. attending staff Chicago 
Union Hosp.; prof, of medicine in Am. Med. 
College (med. dept. Univ. of Valparaiso, Ind.). 
Mem. Chicago Eclectic Med. Soc. Republican. 
Methodist. Office: 1665 Lincoln Av. Residence: 
2175 N. Seeley Av. 

BILLINGS, Charles Lewis, lawyer; b. High- 
land, Wis., Oct. 27, 1858; s. Henry M. and Ann 
(Bray) Billings; ed. common school, Iowa 
Co., Wis.; Normal School, Platteville, Wis., 
1875-6; taught school, 1876-8; special student 
Univ. of Wisconsin, 1878-82; unmarried. Ad- 
mitted to bar, 1883. Chief clerk and assistant 
in office of attorney general of Wisconsin, 
1882-3; located in Chicago, Sept., 1883; during 
1883-4 wrote articles and notes upon legal 
subjects for the Law Register and the Central 
Law Journal, and assisted in the preparation 
of new editions" of the U. S. Supreme Court 
Reports and New York Chancery Reports; 
asst. librarian Chicago Law Institute, 1885; 
attorney in credit dept. of J. V. Farwell & 
Co., 1886; in general practice of law at Kan- 
sas City, Mo., 1887-90; since 1890 in general 
practice in Chicago, mainly devoted to real 
estate law and titles, and insurance law; was 
a mem. of the firm of Paddock, Wright & Bil- 
lings, 1894-1901, who established the law in 
the appellate and supreme courts of Illinois 
upon many union labor questions. Mem. Am. 
Bar Assn., Illinois State Bar Assn., Chicago 
Bar Assn., Chicago Law Institute, The Law 
Club. Republican. Clubs: Chicago, Midlothian, 
Hamilton. Office: 100 Washington St. Resi- 
dence: 35 E. 22nd St. 

BILLINGS. Frank M. S., M. D., dean and 
prof, medicine, Rush Med. College; b. High- 
land, Iowa Co., Wis., 1854; s. Henry M. and 
Ann Bray Billings; grad. Northwestern Univ. 
Med. School, 1881 (M.S., Northwestern Univ., 
1890); consulting physician at Cook Co., Chil- 
dren's Memorial and Michael Reese Hosps. ; 
attending physician at Presbyterian and St. 
Luke's Hosps.; m. Washington, D. C., May 26, 
1887, Dane Ford Brawley; 1 daughter: Mar- 
garet, b. Chicago, Aug. 8, 1888. Mem. and ex- 
pres. Chicago Med. Soc.; mem. Chicago Patho- 
logical Soc., Chicago Neurological Soc., Illi- 
nois State Med. Soc., Am. Med. Assn. (pres., 
1902-3). Assn. Am. Physicians. Clubs: Chi- 
cago, Chicago Athletic, University, Washing- 
ton Park, Chicago Literary, Quadrangle. Office: 
100 State St. Residence: 35 22nd St. 

BILLOW. Elmer Ellsworth, pres. Nat. Sup- 
ply Co., contracting engineers; b. Shelby, O.. 
May 11, 1862; s. David and Susan (Tressler) 
Billow; grad. Wittenberg College, Springfield, 
O., 1883; m. Harrisburg, Pa., 1891, Jessie Mc- 
Kee; children: Vera, Susan, Marjorie, Elmer 
E., Jr. After leaving college engaged in the oil 
business at Springfield, O., for 6 years, coming 



to Chicago in 1888, and becoming pres. of the 
Nat. Supply Co., in which position has ever 
since continued. Is also pres. of the Cosmopoli- 
tan Light Co., manufacturers of incandescent 
gas mantles, sec. of the Bi-Metallic Mining 
Co., sec. of the Ft. Erie Ferry Ry. and Inter- 
national Ferry Co., Buffalo, N. Y. Mem. Beta 
Theta Pi. Republican. Clubs: Technical, Evans'- 
ton Boat. Office: 315 Dearborn St. Residence: 
823 Washington St., Evanston, 111. 

BI1TES, Robert, grain; b. Bloomfleld, O., 
July 15, 1842; s. Alexander and Elizabeth 
Bines; ed. Ohio public schools; m. Detroit, 
Mich., 1886, Mrs. Aurie L. Farnham. Came to 
Chicago, June 1, 1866, and has since been ac- 
tively identified with the business life of the 
city, and has been operating on the Chicago 
Board of Trade since 1899; a dir. of the Board 
of Trade since 1900. Is also vice-pres. North- 
western Development Co. Office: Postal Tele- 
graph Bldg. Residence: 4326 Greenwood Av. 

BINOHAM, Charles Lyman, dental supplies; 
b. Jericho Centre, Vt., June 13, 1852; s. Still- 
man Rockwell and Mary (Lyman) Bingham; 
ed. Chicago public schools; also under private 
tutor, followed by business education; studied 
music with D. N. Hood; m. Chicago, Oct. 15, 
1874, Jennie Elizabeth Leonard; children: Jes- 
sie May (Mrs. Mark R. Kimball), Carrie Anna, 
Mabel (Mrs. Harry B. Hess), Eleanor Eliza- 
beth. On July 5, 1870, entered employ of the 
Chicago branch of the S. S. White Dental 
Manufacturing Co. as mailing clerk, and after 
regular promotion, became, 1896, Chicago mgr. 
for the company. Republican. Presbyterian 
(elder in First Church, Chicago). Was sec. 
Apollo Club 6 years. Clubs: Kenwood, Home- 
wood. Office: 43 Randolph St. Residence: Chi- 
cago_Beach Hotel. 

BINKLEY, John Thomas, Jr.; b. Cave-in- 
Rock, Hardin Co., 111., Oct. 10, 1859; s. John 
T. (M.D.) and Rachel E. (Ryan) Binkley; lived 
in Shawneetown, 111., from 12 to 20 years of 
age; attended public school until 18 years old; 
taught school 2 years; read medicine 1 year; 
attended lectures St. Louis Med. College, 1880- 
1882; grad. Ohio Med. College, M.D., 1883; m. 
June, 1891, Alice E. Leffingwell (died 1894); 1 
daughter: Madeleine; m. second, 1897, Flor- 
ence E. Vail. Began practice of medicine, 1883, 
at Cave-in-Rock. 111.; at Pawnee Rock, Bar- 
ton Co., Kan., 1884-5; then at Tacoma, Wash., 
practicing medicine 4 years; during 2 years 
was City Health Commissioner of Tacoma; 
during last year there chief surgeon of Fannie 
Paddock Hosp.; took post-graduate courses in 
surgery and special work in New York med. 
schools; came to Chicago, 1891; assisted Dr. 
H. T. Byford 2 years, then organized a com- 
pany and built the Chicago Hosp., which man- 
aged several years; finally became sole pro- 
prietor and was for several years chief sur- 
geon; sold Chicago Hosp., 1899. Was for 3 
successive years sec. Chicago Gynecological 
Soc. Director Chicago Hosp. Office: 92 State 
St. Residence: 5011 Madison Av. 

BIRD, Curtis D., railway official; b. Wa- 
pello, Louisa Co., la., Jan. 26, 1850; s. John 
and Rebecca (Mintun) Bird; ed. Burlington 
(la.) Univ.; m. Burlington, la,, Dec. 15, 1875, 
Minnie Long; children: Claude D., June, Gil- 
bert M. (now deceased), Rachel M., Helen. 
Entered service of Burlington & Missouri 
River R. R. as bookkeeper in auditor's office 
in 1872; appointed traveling auditor of Chi- 
cago, Burlington & Quincy R. R., Aug. 1, 1883; 
asst. auditor of freight accounts, Mar. 1, 1886; 
auditor of freight accounts since Dec. 1, 1887. 
Democrat. Four years trustee of the village 
of Hinsdale. Du Page Co., 111. Office: 209 
Adams St. Residence: 200 4th St., Hinsdale, 

BIRD, Harry Lewi, lawyer; b. Marlnette, 
Wis., Oct. 8, 1870; s. Hon. H. P. and Sarah J. 
(Fairchlld) Bird; ed. Menominee (Mich.) high 
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College, B.A., 1894; Chicago-Kent College of 
Law, LL.B.; m. Chicago, 1897, Grace Wilson; 
children: Harlan Wilson, Harry Lewis, Jr., 
Elizabeth. Came to Chicago, 1894; was on edi- 
torial staff Chicago Chronicle 3 years, Chicago 
Daily News 3 years, city editor Chicago Daily 
News, 1899-1901; city paymaster, City of Chi- 
cago, 1901-4. Engaged in law practice with 
Graham H. Harris;, Oct. 1, 1904, John Vennema 
was admitted, and style of firm now Harris, 
Vennema & Bird. Republican. Presbyterian. 
Mason. Clubs: Hamilton, Chicago Press. Office: 
First National Bank Bldg. Residence: 460 
Bowen Av. 

BIRD s ALL, Richard Maurice, secretary 
Western Cold Storage Co.; b. Greene, Che- 
nango Co., N. Y., Jan. 11, 1843; s. Maurice and 
Irene Juliand Birdsall; ed. Chenango Co. pub- 
lic schools and at Oxford Acad., Oxford, N. 
Y.; m. Chicago, 111., Mar. 29, 1882, Carrie M. 
Andrews; children: Jennie Irene, Carrie Lil- 
lian, Elsie Louise. Began business career in 
retail grocery store at Greene, N. Y. ; came to 
Chicago, 1877, and was a pioneer in the cold 
storage business in this city, beginning, 1878, 
in the firm of Birdsall & Baker, which later 
became the Western Refrigerator Co., and 
changing, 1894, to the Western Cold Storage 
Co., of which he is sec. and director. Served 
in Civil War as orderly sergeant, Co. E, 
Regiment N. Y. National Guard. Republican. 
Mason, Eastern Light Lodge No. 126, Greene 
Chapter No. 106, R. A. M.; Greene, N. Y., and 
St. John's Commandery No. 24, K. T., Olean, 
N. Y. Office: 39 N. State St. Residence: 390 
Warren Av. 

BISK, Edward John, sec. and treas. of Blrk 
Bros. Brewing Co.; b. Chicago, Apr. 2, 1867; 
s. Jacob and Magdalena (Wheelflin) Birk; ed. 
Scanlan (public) School to 1882; m. Chicago, 
Oct. 5, 1892, Amanda Markus: 1 son: William 
Jacob. Began business life in 1882 as clerk 
for a commission firm on the Chicago Board 
of Trade until 1889; went to the Pacific Coast; 
after 8 months returned to Chicago; learned 
the brewer's trade with the Wacker & Birk 
Brewing Co., and in Aug., 1891, with elder 
brother, William A. Birk, organized the Birk 
Bros. Brewing Co., of which is now sec. and 
treas. Democrat. Mem. Germania Mannerchor 
(director). Club: Illinois Athletic. Office: 101 
Webster Av. Residence: 268 Seminary Av. 

BIRK, William Andrew, pres. Birk Bros. 
Brewing Co.; b. Chicago, Nov. 11, 1861; s. 
Jacob and Magdalena Birk; ed. public schools 
of Chicago; m. Russells, O., Sept., 1903, Rosa- 
lind Britton. Was engaged in grain commis- 
sion business on the Chicago Board of Trade 
until 1882; then from 1882 to Aug., 1891, con- 
nected with the Wacker & Birk Brewing Co., 
of Chicago. In 1891, with brother Edward J., 
organized the Birk Bros. Brewing Co., brewers 
and bottlers, of which is now pres. Democrat. 
Mem. Lincoln Park Lodge, A. F. & A. M.; also 
Germania Mannerchor (director). Clubs: Chi- 
cago Athletic, Iroquois. Office: 101-109 Web- 
ster Av. Residence: 688 Fullerton Av. 

BIRKENSTEIN, Albert, merchant; b. Chi- 
cago, Nov. 8, 1879; s. Sigmund and Mary (Fel- 
senthal) Birkenstein; ed. Chicago public 
school and Chicago Business College. On leav- 
ing school entered house of S. Birkenstein & 
Sons, metals, in which he has been a partner 
since 1898. Mason, mem. Chicago Lodge, and of 
Corinthian Chapter, R. A. M. Mem. Chicago 
Turngemeinde. Club: Illinois Athletic. Office: 
24 Ontario St. Residence: 12 Lane Ct. 

BIRKENSTEIN, Louis, merchant; b. Chi- 
cago, Aug. 6, 1866; s. Sigmund and Mary (Fel- 
senthal) Birkenstein; ed. Chicago public 
schools; m. Chicago, June, 1897, Bertha G. 
Ulman; 1 son: George U. Since 1881 engaged 
in business established by his father in 1865, 
and now partner in S. Birkenstein & Sons, 
dealers in new and old metals, ingot copper, 



pig lead, spelter, block tin, etc. Also treas. 
of Bryant Manufacturing Co., and of Globe 
Metal Co. Office: 24 Ontario St. Residence: 12 
Lane Ct. 

BIRKHOIT, George, Jr., real estate; b. Rot- 
terdam, Holland, May 15, 1852; s. George and 
Agatha (Van Butten) Birkhoff; ed. in Holland; 
m. Chicago, June 22, 1875, Elizabeth Van Win- 
den; children, Genevieve M., Agatha L., 
George III. Came to U. S. and on July 21, 
1871, became connected with the real estate 
firm of W. D. Kerfoot & Co. (established 
1862), of which firm he is now a mem. Has 
been consul of the Netherlands in Chicago 
since 1886; was commissioner general of the 
Netherlands at the World's Columbian Expo- 
sition in 1893. Officer of the order of Orange 
Nassau, conferred by the Queen of Holland; 
Chevalier of the Eiken Kroon, conferred by 
the Grand Duke of Luxemburg. Director Chi- 
cago Title & Trust Co., Chicago Opera House 
Co., Chicago Relief & Aid Soc. Mem. and ex- 
pres. Chicago Real Estate Board. Republican. 
Presbyterian. Clubs: Union League, Kenwood, 
Midlothian. Office: 85 Washington St. Resi- 
dence: 4833 Woodlawn. Av. 

BIHKLAND, Norman Sven, coal; b. Chicago, 
Dec. 3, 1861; s. Jacob S. and Serena (Maurit- 
zon) Birkland; grad. Lake View High School; 
m. Chicago, 1885, Anna McDonald; children: 
Norman Donald, Evelyn Isabel, Walter Bogle. 
Since 1883 has been associated with Walter S. 
Bogle in the coal business and is now sec. 
and treas. of the Crescent Coal & Mining Co. 
Republican. Lutheran. Mason, Apollo Com- 
mandery No. 1, and Medinah Temple, Mystic 
Shrine. Club: Chicago Yacht. Office: 303 Dear- 
born St. Residence: 393 Oakley Boul. 

BISHOP, Charles Nelson, insurance; b. 
Kenosha, Wis., May 28, 1855; s. Rev. Hiram 
Nelson Bishop (rector St. John's P. E. Church, 
Chicago) ; ed. Chicago public and high school. 
In 1872 entered fire insurance agency of 
Thomas and W. A. Goodman, as clerk, until 
1875; then in service of The Spectator, insur- 
ance journal, 1875-80 (and also in 1883-5), 
part of time as traveling agent and part of 
time as mgr. western office in Chicago; lived in 
Colorado, 1880-3, where was engaged in min- 
ing, and as editor and proprietor Summit Co. 
Leader; partner in local fire insurance agency 
of H. H. Brown & Co., Chicago, 1885-9; since 
1889 Chicago city mgr. for Northern Assur- 
ance Co. of London. Office: 159 LaSalle St. 
Residence: Oak Park, 111. 

BISHOP, Henry W., lawyer; b. Lenox, Mass.; 
s. Henry W. and Sarah (Tainter) Bishop; 
grad. Amherst College and Harvard Law 
School; m. 1863, Mrs. Anne Mauger, of Port- 
land, Me. (died 1884); m., 2d, 1886, Jes- 
sica Ayrault, daughter of Robert Pomery, of 
Pittsfleld, Mass.; came to Chicago and en- 
gaged in general practice; appointed, 1865, 
Master in Chancery for the Circuit Court of 
the U. S., northern district of Illinois, which 
position he has ever since held. Clubs: Union, 
University, Chicago, Chicago Literary. Office: 
Post Office Bldg. Residence: Chicago Club. 

BISHOP, Louis Brackett, Chicago mgr. of 
the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.; 
b. Boston, Mass., Feb. 2, 1854; s. Paul J. 
and Frances A. (Bacon) Bishop; ed. public 
and high schools at Boston, Mass., to 1869; m. 
Chicago, Apr. 2, 1890, Minnie Ridgway; 1 son: 
Ridgway P. Began business life in a whole- 
sale dry goods house in Boston, 1869, continu- 
ing in business in that city until 1886, when 
came to Chicago. In 1888 became a solicitor 
for the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance 
Co., of Springfield, Mass., at its Chicago 
branch, and in 1897 became Chicago mgr. of 
the company. Mem. and ex-pres. of the Life 
Underwriters' Assn. of Chicago. Republican. 
Presbyterian. Mem. Board of Managers of the 
Y. M. C. A. of Chicago. Mem. of the Soc. of 
Mayflower Descendants. Club: Hamilton. 



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Office: 136 Adams St. Residence: Hotel Del BLACK, Elmer Ellsworth, banker; b. Daven- 

Prado. port, la., Sept. 24, 1863; s. William and Mary 

BISHOP, Bufu W., physician; grad. Univ. J. (Henley ) Black; ed. public schools of Clin- 

of Vermont, A.B., 1877; Univ. of Berlin, M.D., ton, la.; m. Glenwood, la., Apr. 26, 1893, Ida 

1882. Fellow Am. Acad. of Medicine; mem. M. Powell; 1 daughter: Dorothy Powell After 

Am. Med. Assn., Chicago Med. Soc. Club: Calu- leaving school, in 1877, became identified with 

met. Med. director of the National Life Insur- the bank at Clinton, la., and from there came 

ance Co. of the U. S. of A. Office: 70 State St. to Chicago in 1886 and entered the employ of 

BISHOP, Seth Scott, physician; b. Fond du N. W. Harris & Co., bankers, of which firm 

Lac, Wis., Feb. 7, 1852; s. Lyman and Maria he became a mem. in 1896. Clubs: Union 

(Probart) Bishop; grad. Pooler Institute, Fond League, Kenwood, Washington Park. Office: 

du Lac, Wis.; studied at Beloit College, Wis., 204 Dearborn St. Residence: 368 E. 49th St. 

Univ. of New York, and grad. Northwestern BLACK Frederick William r>nal- h Tr, 

Univ., 1876 (B.S.. M.D., LL.D.); learned print- dianaDOlis' Ind l AUK 17 18??-' s William F 

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n.s le nd fl hiPr h 

dren: Jessie and Mable. Prof, otology, rhi- and hieh schools- m \vir\ttPft Pnrm Tnn 

nology and laryngology, Chicago Post-Gradu- 20, IsKM^yAn'na^ooke 1 ; ffa'ughterV Ell 

fh2 J e ' n5PJ&*Ri\ PF TU^ Se o S i e , S f beth L - Black - Entered employ of Greer, Mills 

the nose, throat and ear, Illinois Med. College & Co TTnlon stnnk Ynrris r-hinne-n fan i 

surgeon to Illinois Hosp. and the Post-Grad- fsoV O< aa messenger and later w ^nokkrW 

uate Hosp.; consulting surgeon to Mary U n t ii " D 1 ?898 ' when beesS seUine coal 

Thompson Hosp.. Illinois Masonic Orphans' organized' Harman-Black Co"al Co , Aly 2! 

?Tf. < T & ?' an Si , lve r Cr 3 ^ HOSP " 1899 = dissolved Aug. 1, 1903; organized pf W 

Joliet; mem. International Med. Congress, Black Coal Co of which he is pres also 

MS~ A b.J 1< & Sm? s ^ SS 'w 1 m> Me 1 d ' As s n - State treas . and mg Imn ois & Eastern Coal Co. 

S& !^& J v5^m*n*SH&~&j Republican. Mem. Church of Christ. Clubs: 

E^<^ 1 j^J!^rv^^T^2r%r^!f Hamilton, Colonial. Office: Old Colony Bldg. 

of Honor, Ancient Order of United Workmen, Rpojripnr'p- 4Q1R Vinr>nnf<j AV 
Beta Theta Pi. Author: Diseases of the Ear. BLACK Greene V dSftist- b Scott Co 111 

Nose and Throat, and Their Accessory Cav- A ~ T^ i' s fl erad Missouri bfnta College' 

Ities; The Ear and its Diseases; also numerous st Louis 1877 (DD S ) (M D Chfcaeo > Med' 

monographs; editor of the Illinois Med. Bui- College; Sc J", 7 iffiSiS^Coll^?:' LL^No^ 

letin. one of the editors of The Laryngo- wes tern Univ.); dean and prof, operative den- 

scope; has written extensively for Journals tistry, pathology and bacteriology, Northwest- 

and books. Office: 103 State St. Residence: 719 e rn Univ. Dental School, Chicago. Author: 

iiijSSSi 8 ^ . _. Formation of Poisons by Micro-Organisms; 

BISSELL, Arthur 0., sec. Clayton F. Sum- Periosteum and Peridental Membrane; Anat- 

my Co., music publishers and piano dealers; omy O f the Human Teeth; many soc. papers 

b. Chicago, Jan 1, 1870; s. George Francis and journal articles. Office: 87 Lake St. Resi- 

and Jerusha (Woodbridge) Bissell; ed. Chi- dence: 4465 Oakenwald Av 

cago public schools, Chicago Manual Training BLACK, John Charles, lawyer, soldier; b. 

School, Lake Forest Acad., Lake Forest Univ.; Lexington, Miss., Jan. 27, 1839; s. Rev. John 

m. St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 1, 1897, Emily Greeley Black, D.D., and Josephine (Culbertson) 

Tredway; children: Emily Greeley Tredway, Black; ed. Wabash College; served in U. S. 

Arthur Dwight. Was 5 years with Weber Pi- Volunteer Army, Apr. 14, 1861, to Aug. 15, 

ano Co.; then 5 years with Lyon, Potter & Co., i 865> enlisting as private in Montgomery 

former agents of Steinway & Sons pianos; Guards, for 3 months (mustered into service 

since Apr., 1898, sec. of Clayton F. Summy aa C o. I, llth Ind. Zouaves) ; at expiration of 

Co., publishers and importers of music and ter m of service went to Danville and recruited 

d f a Ml r f, in , muS c- IC o, and Chicago representative company for 37th 111. Vols., became maj. of 

of Chickering & Sons, pianofortes. Pres. Chi- reg t. and with it took part in 13 battles and 

cago Bureau Agency of Music. Republican. 2 great sieges; promoted lieut.-col., June 9, 

Club: Onwentsia. Office: 220 Wabash Av. Resi- 1862; col., Feb. 1, 1863; brevetted brig -gen., 

*^JS;J e JE8J!? st ' I 11 ' , U. S. A., Apr. 9, 1865, "for gallantry in action 

BITHEB, William A., lawyer; b. Sherbourn at the 'storming of Blakely batteries"; m. 

Co., Minn., June 16, 1867; s. Hiram Hall and Sept> 2 8, 1867, Adaline L. Griggs, of Urbana, 

.afrona(Felch) Either; grad. Northern Indi- I1L studied law; admitted to bar. 1867, and 

T^B 00 ] 1 ^ 6 ' B ' S oV 188 ?, : , Univ ' T^ 1 ? l f h ill2 > engaged in practice at Danville, gaining 

f^ B " T 18 i 2: m> S t y yvl S? i H- J ,^ ly A^' }??*A Prominence at Illinois bar. Democrat; candi- 

Lydia L Penny; 1 daughter: Luella. Admitted date f or Congress, 1866, 1880, 1884; for lieut. 

to bar by Supreme Court of Illinois 1892 ROV 1872; Democratic nominee for U. S. 

Pres. and dir. Masonic Temple Safety Deposit senator in Legislature of 1879; U. S. Commis- 

Co.; dir. and mem. executive board Security sio ner of Pensions, 1885-9; elected Congress- 

Trust and Deposit Co ; dir. Savage Construe- m an-at-Large from Illinois, 1892; resigned 

tion Co International Register Co., Namood seat In Congress, Dec. 12, 1894. to become U. 

Pft/BMV'^fi^^^MSt 1 ^,?,? * 6 ; New York S- Atty. for Northern District of Illinois, 

HT-Sr-f' ASfi ^JJJ? "il^Xt. * TO.V 5895-9; since Dec., 1903, U. S. Civil Service 

BLACK, Arthur Davenport, dentist, b Jack- commissioner. Declined nomination for gover- 

sonville 111. Nov. 15, 1870; s Dr. G. V. and nor of imn ois by Nat. Democracy, 1896. Past 

x h B ,? ack ; erad. Illinois College, B.S., commander Military Order of the Loyal Le- 

Northwestern Univ. Dental School, eion; dept. commander G. A. R. of Illinois, 

," A 9 , ' Northwestern Univ.^ Med. School, ^902-8; commander-in-chief G. A. R.. 1903-4. 

M.D., 1901; m. Virden, 111., Oct. 19, 1897, Pres . u. S. Civil Service Commission since 

Lenore Bronaugh; 1 son: Gilmer Vardiman. j an 1904. Address: 1825 19th St., N. W., 

Came to Chicago from Jacksonville, 111., 1895; Washington, D. C. 

was engaged in manufacturing business in In- BLACK, John Clarke, banker, capitalist; b. 

dianapolis and Chicago; since 1900 practicing Middlebury, Addison Co., Vt., July 3, 1837; s. 

dentistry in this city. Assistant professor of Daniel and Jean (Lawrence) Black; ed. public 

operative dentistry, and assistant oral sur- schools In Vermont; m. New York City, Sept. 

geon, Northwestern Univ. Dental School. Mem. 25, 1875, Elenor Clarke. Arrived in Chicago 

Am. Med. Assn., Illinois State Med. Soc., Chi- Mar. 6, 1856; was first employed as book- 

cago Med. Soc., Nat. Dental Assn., Illinois keeper and cashier for Ross & Ramber, dry 

State Dental Soc., Northern Illinois Dental goods, at 41 Lake St., and later with Armour 

Soc., Chicago Odontographic Soc. Republican. & Co. until 1881. Was one of the organizers 

Club: Kenwood Country. Office: 31 Washing- and incorporators, Mar., 1883, of the Continen- 

ton St. Residence: 4465 Oakenwald Av. tal National Bank, of which has been for many 



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years pres. Also pres. and director of the 
Northwestern Safe and Trust Co.; mem. of 
Western Board of Control of the Audit Co. 
of New York; trustee of the Prussian Na- 
tional Insurance Co., of Stettin, Germany; 
trustee Art Institute of Chicago; trustee Ar- 
mour Mission. Mem. Chicago Board of Trade. 
Clubs: Chicago, Union League, Bankers, Sad- 
dle and Cycle, Union. Office: 218 LaSalle St. 
Residence: 9 Walton PI. 

BLACK, John Donald, lawyer; b. Champaign, 
111., Sept. 11, 1872; a. Gen. John C. and Adaline 
L. (Griggs) Black; ed. public schools of Dan- 
ville, 111., and Washington, D. C., Columbian 
Univ. Law School, Washington, D. C. ; Har- 
vard Law School; m. Chicago, Jan. 1, 1902, 
Margaret Horton Potter. Admitted to bar by 
Supreme Court of Illinois, 1896; now being 
mem. of the law firm of Winston, Payne & 
Strawn. Club: Mid-Day. Office: First National 
Bank Bldg. Residence: 442 Chestnut St. 

BLACK, William Perkins, lawyer; b. Wood- 
ford Co., Ky., Nov. 11, 1842; s. Rev. John 
(D.D.) and Josephine (Culbertson) Black; 
father died when he was 5 years old, and 
with mother he removed to Danville, 111.; ed. 
schools of Danville, 111., and in 1860 entered 
Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind.; re- 
mained there until April 15, 1861; enlisted, on 
Pres. Lincoln's 90-day call, in Company I of 
the llth Indiana Zouaves; was mustered out 
as corporal at end of enlistment and assisted 
in recruiting a company in Vermillion Co., 111., 
of which was elected Capt. (at age of 19), and 
it was mustered in for 3 years' service as 
Company K, 37th Illinois Infantry, at the head 
of which he remained until the expiration of 
his enlistment, Sept. 30, 1864, participating in 
all the engagements of his regiment; m. 1869, 
Hortensia M. MacGreal, of Galveston, Tex.; 
1 son: William P. E. After returning was 
1 year in office of the provost marshal of 7th 
congressional district of Illinois, at Danville; 
studied law in office of Arrington & Dent, Chi- 
cago; admitted to bar 1867; practiced at Dan- 
ville 1 year; returned to Chicago and became 
partner of his former preceptor, Thomas Dent, 
in flrm of Dent & Black, until 1886, when the 
partnership was dissolved, following his de- 
fense of the famous anarchist case, in which 
he was leading counsel, conducting the de- 
fense and the subsequent appeals to the Su- 
preme Court of Illinois and the Supreme Court 
of the U. S. After the close of the trial re- 
sumed practice, becoming later senior partner 
of Black & Fitzgerald and now of Black & 
Black. Was Republican until 1872, when es- 
poused the cause of Horace Greeley; since 
then has been identified with the Democratic 
party. Was candidate for Congress on Demo- 
cratic ticket in 1882; identified with various 
reform movements. Pres. Hot. Blast Smokeless 
Stoker Co. Chairman executive committee Chi- 
cago Tropical Planters Co. and other corpora- 
tions. Mem. of Geo. H. Thomas Post No. 6, G. 
A. R. Office: 69 Clark St. Residence: 1377 
Franklin Boul. 

BLACKBtrB2T, Charles, sec. Cincinnati, 
Bluffton & Chicago R. R. Co.; b. Leighton Buz- 
zard, England, July 13, 1874; s. Robert and 
Sarah (Crowley) Blackburn; ed. public schools; 
m. Chicago, Dec. 6, 1899, Gertrude S. Bracey; 
children: Ethel Maude, Charles Bracey. Sec., 
treas. and director Indestructible Post Co.; 
director Junction Oil & Gas Co. Republican. 
Episcopalian. Office: Tribune Bldg. Residence: 
9351 Pleasant Av. 

BLACKMAN, Chester Sidney, grain com- 
mission; b. Jericho Center, Vt., Aug. 15, 1848; 
s. Henry C. and Minerva (Lane) Blackman; 
parents came to Illinois, settling in McHenry 
Co.; ed. public schools of Harvard, 111.; m. 
Harvard, 111., 1871, Jennie Diggins. Began in 
the grain commission business with his broth- 
er, Willis L. Blackman, 1862, and a few years 
later the present style of Blackman Bros, was 



adopted. Mem. of the Chicago Board of Trade. 
Republican. Congregationalist. Clubs: Illinois, 
Hinsdale Golf. Office: Board of Trade. Resi- 
dence: Plaza Hotel. 

BLACKMAN, Franklin Fierce, lawyer; b. 
Warsaw, Coshocton Co., O., Mar. 25, 1855; s. 
Dr. Holder and Elizabeth (Spencer) Blackman; 
early education in public schools; taught in 
schools of Ohio and afterward, for 2 years, 
near Henry and Sparta, Marshall Co., 111.; then 
after some time at Ann Arbor (Mich.) High 
School, entered the Univ. of Michigan, 1881, 
graduating, A.B., 1885, and LL.B., 1887; m. 
1877, Harriet, daughter of William Lytle, of 
Clermont Co., O. Located in practice of law at 
Des Moines, la., 1887-8; then came to Chicago, 
where he has since been in successful prac- 
tice, and recently elected sec. and gen. counsel 
St. Louis & Fenton R. R. Co. Democrat. At- 
tended Central Church, founded by late Prof. 
Swing. Club: Iroquois. Offices: Frisco Bldg., 
St. Louis, Mo.; 145 LaSalle St., Chicago, 111. 

BLACKMAN, Willis Lemuel, grain commis- 
sion; b. Jericho Center, Vt., May 2, 1845; s. 
Henry C. and Minerva (Lane) Blackman; re- 
moved with parents in boyhood to Harvard, 
111.; ed. public schools of Harvard, 111.; m. 
Fenton, Mich., 1669, Carrie Linsley; children: 
Winifred, Willis L., Bonnibel, Marjorie. Came 
to Chicago in 1862 and established in the grain 
commission business in a small way, later 
being joined by brotner, -Chester S. Blackman, 
in forming present firm of Blackman Bros. 
Mem. Chicago Board of Trade. Republican. 
Alderman of the City of Hinsdale. Congrega- 
tionalist. Clubs: Hinsdale, Hinsdale Golf. Of- 
fice: Board of Trade. Residence: Hinsdale, 111. 

BLACK WELDEB, X. 8., underwriter; b. 
Montgomery Co., 111., Mar. 8, 1840; s. Peter 
and Nelly Blackwelder; ed. common schools, 
Litchfleld, 111., and academy at Hillsboro, 111.; 
m. Lawrence, Kan., Apr. 5, 1877, Alice Ger- 
trude Boughton; children; Paul, Eliot. County 
clerk of Montgomery Co., 111., 1861-4; in drug 
business, 1864-6; local flre insurance agent at 
Hillsboro, 111., 1864; in field as representative 
of various prominent flre insurance companies, 
1868-74 and 1877-81; traveled as supervising 
agent National Board of Fire Underwriters, 
1874-6; since Apr., 1881, western mgr. Niagara 
Flre Insurance Co., of New York. Pres. West- 
ern Adjustment and Inspection Co. Repub- 
lican. Mem. S. A. R., Mason, K. T. Club: Union 
League. Residence: Morgan Park, 111. Office: 
159 LaSalle St. 

BLACK WOOD, Alexander Leslie, physician; 
b. Huntingdon Co., Quebec, Can., July 28, 1862; 
s. John and Ann (Steell) Blackwood; ed. Hunt- 
ingdon Acad., Huntingdon, Quebec, and McGill 
Univ., Montreal, Can.; grad. from Hahnemann 
Med. College, Chicago, M.D., 1888; New York 
Post-Graduate Med. School, 1889; Johns Hop- 
kins Med. School, Baltimore, Md., 1902; m. 
Hammond, Ind., Aug. 16, 1891, Helen A. Wins- 
low (died, Feb. 11, 1903); children: Leslie 
Winslow, Howard C. Since 1888 engaged in 
the practice of medicine and surgery in Chi- 
cago. Senior prof, of materia medica, and prof, 
clinical medicine in Hahnemann Med. Col- 
lege and Hosp., Chicago. Author: Diseases of 
Heart and Lungs; also Materia Medica Prepa- 
rations and Pharmacology. Republican. Con- 
gregationalist. Office: 31 Washington St. Resi- 
dence: 9128 Erie Av. 

BLAIB, Channcey J., banker; b. Michigan 
City, Ind., Apr. 6, 1845; eldest s. Chauncey B. 
and Caroline O. (De Graff) Blair; ed. private 
schools in Chicago; m. Chicago. Oct. 26. 1882, 
Mary A. I. Mitchell; children: Italia Mitchell, 
Chauncey B., Mildred M., William M. Was for 
15 years pres. of the Merchants' National 
Bank, which was founded by his father; be- 
gan with that bank in 1879, and served in 
various capacities until 1888, when succeeded 
his father as pres.; bank was consolidated in 
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tlonal Bank, of which is vice-pres. Also pres. 
the Kennicott Water Softener Co., and a direc- 
tor of the South Side Elevated R. R. Co. Mem. 
Chicago Board of Trade; vice-pres. Chicago 
Home for the Friendless. Republican. Clubs: 
Chicago, Union League, Washington Park, 
Chicago Athletic, Bankers, Casino (Edge- 
water), Caxton, Homewood, Onwentsia, Quad- 
rangle, Saddle and Cycle. Bank: The Rookery. 
Residence: 4830 Drexel Boul. 

BLAIR, Frank Preston, lawyer; b. St. Louis, 
Mo., 1860; s. Maj.-Gen. Francis Preston Blair, 
U. S. A. (who was also U. S. Senator from 
Missouri and Democratic nominee for vice- 
pres. in 1868) and Apolline (Alexander) Blair; 
ed. State Univ. of Missouri, at Columbia, and 
U. S. Military Acad., West Point, graduating 
from latter in class of 1886; m. Columbia, Mo., 
Florence Price; 1 daughter, Emily. Served in 
U. S. Army in W. and S., becoming cap- 
tain in U. S. Cav. Service; resigned, studied 
law and was admitted to bar at St. Louis, 
Mo.; came to Chicago, 1891, and has since 
been engaged in practice of law. Was for some 
time an asst. state's atty. under Charles 
S. Deneen. Is also graduate of College of Phy- 
sicians and Surgeons, and is now a lecturer 
on med. jurisprudence in that institution. 
Mem. Am. Bar Assn. Club: University. Office: 
99 Randolph St. Residence: 36 Cedar St. 

BLAIR, Henry Augustus, financier; b. Mich- 
igan City, Ind., July, 1852; s. Chauncey Buck- 
ley and Caroline O. (De Graff) Blair; ed. Wil- 
llston Seminary, East Hampton, Mass.; m. 
Chicago, Feb. 19, 1878, Grace E. Pearce; chil- 
dren: Natalie, Anita. After leaving school in 
1871 entered the Merchants' National Bank of 
Chicago, of which his father was founder and 
with which he continued, becoming vice-pres., 
until 1902 the bank, on the expiration of its 
second 20-year charter, consolidated with the 
Corn Exchange National Bank. Is receiver 
and director of the North Chicago Street Ry. 
Co., and of the West Chicago Street Ry. Co., 
and a director of the Calumet and Chicago 
Canal and Dock Co., the Elgin National Watch 
Co., the West Division Ry. Co., and the Chi- 
cago Edison Co. Republican. Clubs: Chicago, 
Union League (director), Washington Park, 
Chicago Athletic, Caxton, Chicago Golf, Mid- 
lothian, Onwentsia, Saddle and Cycle. Office: 
The Rookery. Residence: 2735 Prairie Av.; 
summer, Jefferson, N. H. 

BLAIR, Sidney O., merchant; b. on a farm, 
Blandford, Hampden Co., Mass., Sept. 11, 1846; 
s. Samuel O. and Eliza (Osborn) Blair; m. Anna 
Louise Petty, Detroit, Mich., May 8, 1872. 
Went to Chicago in 1868; employed as clerk 
in wholesale grocery; in 1871 engaged in coffee 
and spice business; founded present company 
in 1878; incorporated in 1882. Pres. E. B. Mil- 
lar Coffee and Spice Co.; 2 children: Mary L., 
Robert Osborn. Clubs: Kenwood Social, Home- 
wood. Republican. Office: Michigan Av. and 
S. Water St. Residence: 4319 Drexel Boul. 

BLAIR, Watson Franklin, capitalist; b. 
Michigan City, Ind., Jan. 29, 1854; s. Chauncey 
Buckley and Caroline O. (De Graff) Blair; ed. 
Williston Seminary, East Hampton, Mass.; m. 
Chicago, 1881, Alice Keep; children: Watson, 
Wilcott. After leaving school entered the pork 
and beef packing firm of Culbertson, Blair & 
Co., and remained in that business until 1877; 
then engaged in the grain commission busi- 
ness on the Chicago Board of Trade as Blair 
& Co. until 1890, when retired from active 
commercial business; was for several years a 
director in the Merchants* National Bank 
(founded by his father) prior to 1902, at 
which time that bank, after an honorable 
career of 40 years, consolidated with the Corn 
Exchange National Bank, and it donated to 
its employes $100,000: now director Corn 
Exchange National Bank. Clubs: Chicago, Chi- 
cago Athletic, Chicago Golf, Saddle and Cycle. 
Office: The Rookery. Residence: 164 Rush St. 



BLAKE, Edward Everett, field sec. Cook Co. 
Prohibition Committee; b. Burr Oak, Kan., 
May 14, 1875; s. Edward Everett and. Sarah 
Elizabeth (Kenyon) Blake; grad. from Skin- 
ner (public) School, Chicago, June, 1890; un- 
married. Entered employ of Price Baking 
Powder Co. as bill clerk, July, 1890; trans- 
ferred, Feb., 1891, to advertising dept. as asst. 
to the mgr. ; asst. auditor Price Baking Pow- 
der Co., Aug., 1891, to July, 1894; auditor 
same, 1894-9; auditor of advertising accounts. 
Royal Baking Powder Co., July, 1899, to Nov. 
1, 1902, when became business mgr. of The 
New Voice, national organ of the Prohibition 
party, located in Chicago; Nov. 1, 1903, was 
assigned to present position as field sec. of 
the Prohibition party of Cook Co.; Jan. 1, 1905, 
became managing editor of The People's Com- 
panion, Chicago. Was pres. Young People's 
Prohibition Leagues of New York, New Jer- 
sey and Pennsylvania (an Inter-State organi- 
zation) 1901-3; sec. New York State Prohibi- 
tion Committee, 1902. Baptist. Pres. West Side 
Baptist Young People's Union, 1898-9. Office: 
40 Dearborn St. Residence: 886 W. Adams St. 

BLAKE, James Vila, clergyman; b. Brook- 
lyn, Jan. 21, 1842; s. Hamlin and Elizabeth 
(Dexter) Blake; preparatory education Brook- 
lyn Polytechnic Institute; grad. Harvard, 
1862; m. Haverhill, Mass., 1869, Abbie Frances 
Hovey. Ordained to Unitarian ministry, Haver- 
hill, Mass., Jan., 1867; for 1 year was asst. 
sec. to Gov. Andrew of Massachusetts. 
Churches: 1st Parish, Haverhill, Mass., 28th 
Congregational Soc., Boston, 2d Congregation- 
al Church, Quincy, 111.; 3d Unitarian Church, 
Chicago; the Church of All Souls, Evanston, 
111., since 1892. Author of several books (see 
Who's Who in America). Address: 21 Laflin St. 

BLAKEIiY, Addison, lawyer; b. Washington, 
D. C., Apr. 6, 1866; s. Hon. Theron Melville 
and Ernestine Louisa Rose (Simpson) Blake- 
ly; ed. Omaha (Neb.) High School, 1877-81; 
Healdsburg College, Healdsburg, Calif., 1883- 
1887; Univ. of Michigan, 1888-90 (LL.B.). 
Learned printers' trade; moved west and with 
father and brother edited and published The 
Portfolio, of Omaha; studied law in office of 
Hon. William M. Robertson; m. Chicago, 111., 
Feb. 12, 1902, Miss Mabelle Rogers Touhy; 
Went to California where was successively 
prof. English Literature in Healdsburg Col- 
lege; then an attache of the executive dept. 
of the State at Sacramento, and later editor- 
in-chief of the Fresno Enquirer. While there 
published an essay on alphabetical develop- 
ment which elicited the approval of great 
philologists in America and Europe; also com- 
piled Blakely's Parliamentary Rules, which 
have met with extended use; prepared a vol- 
ume of Am. State Papers with extensive anno~ 
tations; returned east and was lecturer in 
political science and history, Univ. of Chicago, 
1893-6; asst. corporation counsel, 1901-2. Dem- 
ocrat; took active part in the Bryan cam- 
paigns of 1896 and 1900. Active in movements 
for the initiative and referendum (being the 
first pres. of the Direct Legislation Union of 
Illinois) and also in movement for municipal 
ownership of public utilities. Now gen. sec. 
Municipal Ownership League. Clubs: North 
Shore Union (pres. 3 years), Jefferson. Office: 
Unity Bldg. Residence: 230 Belden Av. 

BX.AKELY, Charles Franklin, printer; b. 
Danielsville, Conn., July 8, 1845; adopted s. 
David and Addle P. (Low) Blakely; name 
changed to Blakely by act of the legislature 
of Minnesota; ed. public schools; unmarried. 
Began in printing business as a boy in the 
printing office of the Rochester Post, owned 
by David Blakely, from whom received a half 
interest on becoming of age, after having thor- 
oughly learned the business; in 1865, with 
father/ sold interests in Rochester and bought 
the old Chicago Post; after the Chicago fire 
founded, in 1871, house of C. F. Blakely, 



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which in 1874 became Blakely & Brown, ville, 1845 (LL.D.); in. Oct. 7, 1858, Mary 
printers, and after, by addition of Hon. C. W. Emily Williams, Chicago. Engaged in business 
Marsh, of Sycamore, 111., became Blakely, at St. Louis, 1850; came to Chicago, 1854; 
Brown & Marsh; in 1885 business was incor- mem. and treas. Northwestern branch U. S. 
poarted as the Blakely Printing Co., of which sanitary commission, 1861-5; long director 
is vice-pres. Episcopalian. Club: Chicago Press, and over 30 years pres. board of trustees, Chi- 
Offlce: 132 Market St. Residence: 2340 Prairie cago Theological Seminary; one of the two 
Av. original executors and trustees of Walter L. 

BLAKEY, Alvin Jay, real estate; b. Racine Newberry's estate, charged with duty of creat- 
Co., near Union Grove, Wis., Feb. 28, 1855; s. ing the Newberry Library, of which he Is 
Thomas and Mary (Stott) Blakey; ed. com- pres.; a trustee of the John Crerar Library; 
mon school, Yorkville, Racine Co., Wis. ; began pres. board of trustees, Chicago Manual 
teaching at age of 19; entered State Normal Training School, from its foundation till its 
School at Whitewater, Wis., graduating 1877; absorption by the Univ. of Chicago, and con- 
m. March 4, 1885, Carrie A. Turner, native of nected with many other educational and re- 
New York City; children: Harold A. (died ligious organizations; corporate mem. (vice- 
Apr. 21, 1894, aged 14 months). After gradua- pres., 1885-98) Am. Board of Commissioners 
tion from Normal School resumed teaching for Foreign Missions (Congregational) ; pres. 
for 4 years, then was a commercial traveler E. W. Blatchford & Co. Clubs: University, Lit- 
in watches, diamonds and jewelry for 10 erary. Office: 70 N. Clinton St. Residence: 375 
years, traveling from Chicago; since 1889 has LaSalle Av. 

been an investor in Chicago, and was a mem. BLATCHFOBD, Nathaniel Hopkins, manu- 
for some years of firm of Bobb & Blakey, f ac turer; b. Quincy, 111., Sept. 25, 1849; s. Rev. 
real estate brokers; ; now engaged in same busi- John and Frances (Wickes) Blatchford; ed. 
ness alone. Republican. Office: 132 LaSalle St. Chicago High School and at Norwich, Conn.; 
Wr rr>TTATT> TI/ f*,-*n a ~ TVT^V,O^^OI m - lst > Ella Marion Philbrick, Concord, N. H. 
T>^ % ^ <R i? Curtis, mgr. Mechanical (died 1899) . m 2 d, Helen D. Wheeler, Ripon, 
Rubber Co.; b. Rochester, Pa., Feb. 16 1864; wis 1901 . children: Francis Wickes Blatch- 
~i Ira >, B ^ nc ^ard and Dorcas Eloise (Riley) ford M-D Nathaniel H. Blatchford, Jr. En- 
Bla i n C 7 h fi ard: ? d fo P ! lG ^^V ^ C i h 8 e 8 S / e QUr P , a " tered the offlce of E - W. Blatchford & Co.. 
? 1B .', m - Al } e & en Z- F t f" ^--R 2 ' l 884 A S 7 P "t manufacturers of lead pipe, etc., as clerk in 
Mayer; 1 son: Don Curtis, Jr. Began business 1869i and has been con nected with that firm 
career as messenger m, y m T ^ il ^ a y mce ^ nd and company ever since, now being vice-pres.; 
with Western Union Telegraph Co Rochester, was ^ao t / eas of Chi ' cago shot Tower Co. 
Pa,; telegraph operator and mgr. of telegraph untn lt was mer ged in the Am. Shot and Lead 
office in general offices of the Pennsylvania Co of which i s %i ce - p res. ; also mgr. branch 
Lines West of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh Pa.; of ^ nlte d Lead Co. Republ can. Congregation- 
came to Chicago, 1887, and entered employ of allst club- Union Leaeue Office- 70 N Plln 
Chicago Rubber Works, which changed, 1892, ton St Residence" 41 ^Bank<? St 
to the Mechanical Rubber Co., of New York, to " j "'_ "ffl^"^' 1 , 7, 

manufacturers of rubber goods for mechanical . BtA ^ CH ^ i 9 B ' P T aT ? ' ^'o C 6114 1 Supply 
purposes, belting, hose, etc.; was offlce clerk ssn - : J 3 - / c J?A9 agr ' /Hi?^ l ?Z 9 '* a - E - w - and 
at first, becoming supt. in 1895 and mgr. Jan. Ma .ry E. (Williams) Blatchford; ed. Amherst 
1, 1904. Still mgr. for this company, of old College, Mass., gi ;aduating ; B " in class of 
Chicago Rubber Works plant at Grand Av. 18 82; m. Bangor, Me., 1887, Frances V. Lord; 
and W. Ohio St., employing 300 hands. Repub- Children: John, Dorothy L., Barbara, Charles L. 
llcan. Offlce: 230 E. Randolph St. Residence: From 1882 until 1900 was actively engaged .at 
872 Washington Boul. Blatchford & Co.'s lead works, West Side, 

BLANCH ABD, Wallace, orthopedic surgeon; withdrawing in 1900 to become sec. and direc- 
b. Fredonia, N. Y., Dec. 15, 1849; s. Dr. Joseph tor of the Central Supply Assn.. plumbing, 
and Jane Agnes (Mills) Blanchard; resident |, tea a " d & s supplies. Also sec. and director 
Chicago from 1858; grad. Hathaway's Acad., g. W. Blatchford & Co., pres. and director 
1865; Med. Dept. Northwestern Univ., 1869; un- publIc T -, Sa y*Pes, Loan and Bldg. Assn.; vice- 
married. Engaged in practice since 1869; spe- ?J e ?-, E ? hi ] )lt and Trading ,v ; sec - Chicago 
cialist in orthopedic surgery; for 12 years past Metal Trades Assn. since 1903; sec. Employ- 
has been orthopedic surgeon to the Home for e rs Assn. of Hotel Men of Chicago. Republi- 
Destitute Crippled Children. Mem. Am. Med. can - Mem. Soc of Mayflower Descendants. Ma- 
Assn., Congress of Am. Physicians and Sur- gO"- J** Park Lodge, Cicero Chapter, R. A. 
geons, Am. Orthopedic Assn., Illinois Med. M., Siloam Commandery, K T., Medinah Tem- 
Soc., Chicago Med. Soc. Republican. Methodist. ple - J M ^ stl ^J hrin f- n 9, 1 , ub f : H nl -X er ?l ty> We ?^ 
Past Commander St. Bernard Commandery No. ward Ho 9 mce x 59 Clark St. Residence: 433 
35, K. T., Illinois; Past Thrice Illustrious Mas- N - Euclid Av., Oak Park. 

ter of Chicago Council No. 4, Royal and Select BLAYNEY, Frederick Hamilton, physician 
Master Masons. Office: 34 E. Washington St. and surgeon; b. Summerton, Morrow Co., O., 
Residence: 241 Hampden Court. Jan. 3, 1869; s. Henry Giles and Mary Caro- 

BLANDEN, Charles Granger, sec. Rialto Co., line (Todd) Blayney; ed. public schools until 
and author; b. Marengo, McHenry Co., 111., 1885, in preparatory dept., 1885-7, and in col- 
Jan. 19, 1857; s. Granger and Anna Louise legiate dept., 1887-91, Washington and Jeffer- 
(Tiffany) Blanden; ed. public schools, Park son College, Washington, Pa., graduating A.B. 
Av. Institute, Bridgeport, Conn.; m. Ottumwa, (honor class), June, 1891 (later A.M.); grad. 
la., Sept. 17, 1884, Elizabeth Mills. For 15 College of Physicians and Surgeons, Chicago, 
years was with the First National Bank of M.D., 1898; m. Corning, la., June 29, 1904, 
Fort Dodge, la., as teller, asst. cashier and Grace Beymer. Taught Latin and Greek in 
cashier; came to Chicago, 1890; since 1891 Corning Academy, Corning, la., Sept., 1891, 
with the Rialto Co. (incorporated, 1886), own- to June, 1895; after graduation in medicine 
ing the Postal Telegraph Bldg.; is sec. and was interne of West Side Hosp., Chicago, from 
director of company, and agent of the bldg. June, 1898, to June, 1900; engaged in active 
Was mayor of Fort Dodge, la., 1887-8; is pres. general practice of medicine since June, 1900. 
of school trustees, town of Cicero. Republican. Instructor in surgery, College of Physicians 
Author several novels. Club: Press. Offlce: and Surgeons; asst. in gynecology, Chicago 
Postal Telegraph Bldg. Residence: Riverside, Clinical School: 1st It. and asst. surgeon, 2d 
111. I. N. G. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc., mem. Phi 

BLATCHPORD, Eliphalet Wickes, retired Gamma Delta (literary fraternity), Nu Sigma 
manufacturer; b. Stillwater, N. Y., May 31, Nu (med. fraternity). Mem. K. P. Republican. 
1826; s. Dr. John and Frances (Wickes) Presbyterian. Club: Illinois. Office: 576 W. 
Blatchford; grad. Illinois College, Jackson- Madison St. Residence: 1556 W. Adams St. 



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BLECH, Oustavua Maximilian, surgeon; b. pointed to carry out plan of erecting Masonic 

Riga, Livonia, Nov. 28, 1870; s. Johann Temple In Chicago. Republican. Mem. State 

(orthopedic physician) and Jphanna (Wohl- Bar Assn. Clubs: Union League, Chicago Ath- 

farth) Blech; collegiate ed'n, Riga City Lycee; letic, Hyde Park, Hamilton, Washington Park, 

studied medicine in Germany, Prance and Office: 59 Clark St. Residence: 5801 Washing- 

U. S. ; received degree of M.D. from Barnes ton Av. 

Univ., 1894; honorary degrees from other pro- BLISS, Samuel Eugene, manufacturer; b. 

fessional schools; unmarried. Engaged in Jericho, Vt., Jan. 31, 1846; s. Samuel Butler 

practice of medicine since 1892. Mem. Am. and Sally Clarisa (Cadwell) Bliss; ed. Un- 

Med. Assn., Mississippi Valley Med. Assn., derhill (Vt.) Acad. ; m. Saginaw, Mich., Sept. 

West Chicago Med. Assn. (founder). Consult- 29, 1869, Mary Frances Hlckok. Worked in 

ing surgeon People's Hosp. Late prof, of sur- shop of father, blacksmith and carriage build- 

gery, Jenner Med. College. Served as asst. er 1862-4; clerk in hardware store, Burllng- 

surgeon of volunteers during Spanish-Am, ton, Vt., 1864-8; arrived in Chicago Mar. 23, 

War. Liberal in politics. Mem. Soc. for Ethi- 1868; clerk and traveling salesman until 1885; 

cal Culture. Author of several med. books in business for self as dealer, 1885-91; sold 

and contributions to med. literature. Office: out Feb., 1891, and started in business as a 

New Era Bldg. manufacturer of shafting; organized Bliss & 

BIiEE, JoEeph McHard, coal mining com- Laughlln, Harvey, 111., incorporated, of which 

pany official; b. Jerseytown, Pa., Dec. 5, 1869; he is pres., treas. and director. Also director, 

ed. public schools, Eastern Pennsylvania, and mem. Finance Committee, Metropolitan 

1876-87, Greenwood Seminary, Millville, Pa., Trust and Savings Bank; director Parkhurst 

1887-8, Wllliamsport (Pa.) Commercial Col- & Wilkinson Co., and the Illinois Manufactur- 

lege, 1889-90, graduating June, 1890; m. St. ers' Assn. Republican. Mem. Masonic orders, 

Louis, Mo., June 9, 1897, Charlotte Martha and of S. A. R. Club: Chicago Athletic (life 

McKittrick; children: Jane, Mary. Teacher mem.). Office: 10 S. Canal St. Residence: 3636 

public schools, Montour Co., Pa., part of Lake Av. 

1889-90; with father in lumber business in BLOCK, Isaac, vice-pres. Block-Pollak Iron 
western Maryland, 1891; with engineering Co.; b. Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 23, 1840; s. Leo- 
corps on construction of the La Salle & Bu- pold and Rebecca (Weil) Block; ed. public 
reau Co. R. R., La Salle, 111., Apr. to Oct., schools of Cincinnati, O. ; was engaged as 
1892; pay roll clerk Western Clock Manufac- scout in an independent company at the time 
turing Co., La Salle, 111., Nov., 1892, to Oct., of the Morgan raid through Ohio, during the 
1894; since Oct. 24, 1894, with Whitebreast Civil War; m. Cincinnati, O., Nov. 2G, 1879, 
Fuel Co., Chicago, sales bookkeeper, 1894-7; Rosa Liebenstein; children: Alma, Grace, 
general bookkeeper, 1897-1900, auditor and Went to Cincinnati in early childhood, and 
asst. treas., 1900-4, auditor and treas. since resided there almost continuously until 1884; 
Mar., 1904; also director since 1900. Also since then in Chicago. Learned the tanner's 
treas. and asst. sec. Cardiff Coal Co. Democrat, trade as a boy but never followed it, but en- 
Presbyterian. Office: The Rookery. Residence: gaged in the iron and steel business; since 
117 S. Pine Av., Austin. 1884, of the Block-Pollak Iron Co. (of which 

BLEYEB, Charles Edwin, pres. of the Haw- he Is vlce-pres.), manufacturers of forgings, 

ley Down Draft Furnace Co.; b. Davenport, having factory at Cincinnati; also director In 

la., Aug. 1, 1856; s. Maurice H. and Antoinette the Parkhurst & Wilkinson Co., iron, Chicago, 

S. Bleyer; ed. public schools of Iowa and of and In the La Porte Carriage Co., of Indiana. 

St. Louis, Mo.; widower; 1 son; Clifford Mem. of Cincinnati Lodge No. 133, A. F. & 

Melville. Began business life In St. Louis, but A. M., of Cincinnati. O. Republican. Clubs: 

since 1890 has been a resident of Chicago, ex- Hamilton, Standard, Ravisloe Country. Office: 

cept for 3 years, 1901-4, when lived in New 1st Nat. Bank Bide:. Residence: 4521 Ellis Av. 

York; since 1889 has been interested in the BLOCK, Leopold E., treas. Inland Coal and 

Hawley Down Draft Furnace Co.; is now pres. Washing Co.; b. Cincinnati, O., Jan. 13, 1869; 

and treas. of the company. Republican. Col. on s. Joseph and Rose (Kahn) Block; ed. public 

staff of Gov. Tanner, 1897-1901, on staff of schools of Cincinnati; m. Chicago, June 20, 

Gov. Yates, 1901-5. Clubs: Union League, Chi- 1900, Cora B. Bloom; 1 son: Joseph. Entire 

cago Athletic, Washington Park. Office: 59 business life has been In the coal and iron 

Townsend St. Residence: Auditorium Annex trade, first In Cincinnati, and since 1897 in 

Hotel. Chicago; now treas. and director of the Inland 

BLINN, Edmund B., lumber merchant; b. Coal and Washing Co.; also vice-pres. the In- 

Keeseville, N. Y., July 30, 1861; s. Samuel and land Steel Co. Republican. Club: Standard. Of- 

Mary L. Blinn; removed with parents to Chi- flee: First National Bank Bldg. Residence: 

casro, 1868; ed. Chicago public schools; m. De 4119 Grand Boul. 

Soto, la., 1885, Kate M. Hoch; children: Nina BLOCK, Philip Dee, steel manufacturer; b. 

K., Lelia D., Mildred, Warren E., Robert L. Cincinnati, O., Feb. 16, 1871; s. Joseph and 

Since 1893 in lumber business for self as E. Rose (Kahn) Block; grad. Hughes High 

B. Blinn & Co.; also vice-pres. and dir. of the School, Cincinnati, June, 1888; m. Chicago, 

Foley Mfg. Co., of Chicago; vice-pres. Holland June 1, 1899, Celia F. Leopold; 1 daughter, 

Brick Co., Holland. Mich.; vlce-pres. the Vogue Madeline Babette. With Block-Pollak Iron Co., 

Shirt Co.; and trustee of the Chicago Life In- Chicago and Cincinnati, 1888-1903; since 

surance Co. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, West- 1903 with Inland Steel Co. as vlce-pres. and 

ward Ho. Office: 471 W. 22d St. Residence: 200 treas. Also vice-pres. Chicago. Illinois and 

Home Av., Oak Park. 111. Indiana Ry. Co., vice-pres. Buffalo Steel Co.. 

BLISS, Eliakim Raymond, lawyer; b. New director Indestructible Post Co. Office: First 

Brunswick, N. J., Sept. 3, 1846; s. Rev. George National Bank Bldg. Residence: 3333 Michl- 

Ripley (D.D.) and Mary A. (Raymond) Bliss; gan Av. 

ed. Univ. of Lewisburg, Pa., and old Univ. of BLOCK, Williard T., capitalist: b. Columbia, 

Chicago; grad. law dept., Columbian Univ., Pa., Jan. 6, 1853; s. A. B. and Barbara A. 

1873; m. Chicago, 1882, Margaret Holmes; 1 (Brobst) Block; ed. public and high schools 

son: E. Raymond. Has lived in Chicago since of Columbia, Pa.; m. 1880, Anna E., daughter 

1863; admitted to bar, 1873, but did not begin of William P. Scott, of Iowa, and niece of Col. 

practice until 1876; county atty., Cook Co., Thomas A. Scott, formerly pres. Pennsylvania 

111., 1882-4 and 1880-9; has been identified with Rv. Began business career at 14 (1867) with 

much important litigation; in 1889, as co. atty. Philadelphia & Reading R. R., serving in 

established validity of law permitting annexa- various capacities and advancing steadily un- 

tion of Hyde Park, Lake View and other sub- til 1878 when came to Hannibal & St. Joseph 

urbs. Mem. law firm of Bliss & McKittrick. R. R. at solicitation of John B. Carson, to 

3 Mason; was one of the 3 Masons ap- reorganize the accounts of the mechanical 



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dept of that road, 1878-82; In 1882 entered 
employ of R. T. Wilson & Co., of New York, 
In charge of construction of the Wisconsin, 
Iowa & Nebraska R. R., in Iowa, having been 
consecutively auditor, treas., traffic mgr. and 
supt., 1882-7; rested 1 year; bought Fort Mad- 
ison & Northwestern R. R., under foreclosure; 
organized new company, of which was pres. 
until under his personal supervision 75 miles 
of the road had been built, promoted numer- 
ous enterprises, including the organization of 
the Grant Locomotive Works, Siemens & 
Halske Electric Co., Grant Land Assn., being 
sec. and treas. same; the United Telephone, 
Telegraph and Electric Co., of which was 
pres. until sold out to eastern syndicate in 
1902. Pres. Chicago & Southwestern Ry., part 
of the Chicago Terminal Co., negotiated pur- 
chase of several large acre deals; the Sturges 
farm of 380 acres for $570,000, the Hetty 
Green tract, 651 acres, for $1,020,000, and 
many other smaller tracts. Col. on staff of 
Gov. Larrabee of Iowa, as aide-de-camp, 1885- 
1889. Republican. Episcopalian. Mem. of Chi- 
cago Real Estate Board, Illinois Soc. S. A. R. 
Clubs: Union League, Washington Park. Of- 
fice: 100 Washington St. Residence: 3211 Mich- 
igan Av. 

BLOCKI, Frederick William, city treas.; b. 
Chicago, Nov. 2, 1868; s. John and Emma 
(Leadbeater) Blocki; ed. public and high 
schools of Chicago and at Lewis Institute; m. 
Chicago, 1899, Louis Woltersdorf ; 1 son: Fred- 
erick A. L. Engaged in business as druggist 
and manufacturer of perfumes; treas. firm of 
John Blocki & Son. Has been active in politics 
in Chicago. Appointed by Mayor Carter H. 
Harrison, Jr., as supt. of Bureau of Maps, 
City of Chicago; 6 months later promoted to 
deputy commissioner of public works, and, 
after 18 months, commissioner of public 
works; reappointed after 2 years, and held 
that position until Apr., 1905, when was elect- 
ed treas. of the City of Chicago. Clubs: Chi- 
cago Athletic, Illinois Athletic, Germania 
Maennerchor, Iroquois, Illinois, Chicago Rid- 
ing and Driving. Residence: 360 Ashland Boul. 

BLOCKI, Gale, lawyer; b. Chicago, Dec. 22, 
1870; s. William F. and Emily L. (Hallock) 
Blocki; grad. River Forest public school, 
1886; Oak Park High School, 1890; Chicago 
College of Law, 1895; m. Chicago, Oct. 28, 
1895; 1 son: Gale Blocki, Jr. Began practice of 
law, 1895; went to California to take charge of 
western litigation for Chicago clients in 1896, 
and practiced law in Los Angeles for 1 year; 
opened an office in Chicago, 1897, and has been 
in active practice here since that time. Pre- 
pared material and edited manuscript for 
Shinn's Attachment and Garnishment, Shinn's 
Pleading and Practice, and revised edition of 
Gould's Pleadings. Mem. Chicago Bar Assn. 
Republican. Clubs: Woodlawn, Hamilton. Of- 
fice: Ashland Blk. Residence: 6043 Kimbark 
Av. 

BLOCKI, William P., druggist; b. E. Prus- 
sia, Germany, Dec. 8, 1841; s. Frederick Wil- 
liam and Emma (Doehling) Blocki; ed. by pri- 
vate tutor in Germany and in grammar and 
high school in Sheboygan, Wis. ; served in 
Civil War as 1st sergeant, Co. B, 12th Illinois 
Volunteers; m. Chicago, Mar. 11, 1868, Emily 
L. Hallock (now deceased); 1 son: Gale (now 
practicing law in Chicago), and 1 daughter: 
Mrs. G. E. Grossbeck, living in California, In 
1858 entered drug and stationery business of 
A. F. Wheeler, Sheboygan, Wis.; came to Chi- 
cago and took position with Gale Bros., whole- 
sale and retail drugs, Dec. 5, 1859; became 
mem. of firm, 1864, when name of firm was 
changed to Gale & Blocki, as at present, and 
later became a corporation under same name, 
of which is vice-pres. and director. Also direc- 
tor White Rock Mineral Spring Co. Republi- 
can. Unitarian. Mason (Supreme Council, 
33); also K. T. and Scottish Rite. Mem. Am. 



Pharmaceutical Assn., Chicago Veteran Drug- 
gists' Assn. Club: Woodlawn Park. Office: 44 
Monroe St. Residence: 6118 Woodlawn Av. 

BLODGETT, Edward A.; b. DuPage Co., 111., 
Sept. 1, 1835; s. Israel P. and Avis (Dodge) 
Blodgett; ed. common school; enlisted Sept., 
1861, 37th Illinois Volunteer Infantry as 1st 
It. and adjutant; mustered out, June, 1865; m. 
July 20, 1865, Julia E. Wygant; children: Avis 
H., Caroline, Mary E., Amy T. In autumn of 
1865 went to Warrensburg, Johnson Co., Mo.; 
sold agricultural implements, 4 years; sold 
drugs, 5 years; returned to Chicago, 1875; pur- 
chasing agent Chicago W. Division R. R. and 
W. Chicago Street R. R., 1875-99; since 1899 
in charge real estate dept. Union Traction Co. 
Republican. Mason; mem. Washington Chap- 
ter and of Chicago Commandery K. T. Club: 
Illinois. Office: 444 N. Clark St. Residence: 510 
W. Monroe St. 

BLOMTELDT, Peter Axel, manufacturer; b. 
Koping, Sweden, Apr. 10, 1858; s. Peter Eric 
and Anna (Bernwell) Blomfeldt; ed. public 
schools in Sweden; came to Chicago direct 
from old country in 1880; m. Chicago, Oct., 
1896, Emily Samuelson; 1 son: Axel Allen. 
Learned the machinist trade in Sweden, be- 
ginning in 1873; after coming to Chicago 
worked at the trade until 1896 when he estab- 
lished for himself; now senior mem. of the 
firm of Blomfeldt & Rapp, manufacturers of 
special machinery, dies, jigs, models, etc. Re- 
publican. Club: Swedish Singing, Mem. Inde- 
pendent Order of Swithiod. Office: 39-45 W. 
Randolph St. Residence: 3990 Perry St. 

ELOMQSEN, Oscar Nathaniel, engraving 
and electrotyping; b. near Gothenburg, Swe- 
den, Sept. 11, 1848; s. Carl and Hanna (Benett) 
Blomgren; came to Chicago with parents in 
1854; ed. Chicago public schools; m. Chicago, 
Dec. 31, 1876, Emma Peterson; children: Edna 
Olivia, Natalie Amanda, Ray Augustus. After 
learning the trade engaged on his own ac- 
count, in 1875, in the business of engraving 
and electrotyping, and is now pres. of Blom- 
gren Bros. & Co., engravers and electrotypers. 
Was mem. School Board, Lake View. Mem. 
Illinois Manufacturers' Assn. Office: 76 Sher- 
man St. Residence: 987 Winthrop Av. (Edge- 
water). 

BLOOMINQSTON, Herbert W., insurance 
publisher; b. Chicago, Aug. 30, 1876; s Dr. 
John S. and Bertha (Whittier) Bloomingston; 
grad. Hyde Park High School, 1894; Penn- 
sylvania Military College, Chester, Pa., 1898, 
with degree of B.S. ; Illinois College of Law, 
LL.B., 1901. Was admitted to Illinois bar, 
1901; became associated with The Investi- 
gator, insurance journal, founded and owned 
by his father, and upon the latter's death, 
Oct. 3, 1901, became publisher of the paper; 
in 1903 became sole owner and publish- 
er of the Western Firemen. Has been sec. of 
the Western Alumni Assn. of the Pennsyl- 
vania Military College; mem. Lambda Epsilon 
(legal fraternity) ; mem. of the board of trus- 
tees of the Illinois College of Law. K. T., 
Shriner, Elk. Clubs: Chicago Yacht, Press. Of- 
fice: 134 Monroe St. Residence: 295 Huron St. 

BLOSSOM, George W., insurance; b. Du- 
buque, la., Oct. 1, 1854; s. Alonzo and Frances 
E. (Williams) Blossom; ed. public schools of 
Dubuque; m. Chicago, 1888, Miss Carrie R. 
Boardman; children: George B., Francis R., 
Katherine May. Began business life in a local 
fire insurance agency at Dubuque, la., and 
afterward served in the office of the Western 
dept. of the German-Am. Insurance Co., 8 
years, and in the Western dept. of the Con- 
necticut Fire Insurance Co., 3 years; then be- 
came a partner in Fred S. James & Co., Chi- 
cago; is also asst. general agent of the Na- 
tional Fire Insurance Co. Pres. of the Western 
Factory Insurance Assn. Clubs: Union League, 
Kenwood, Midlothian, Kenwood Country. Of- 



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flee: 171 LaSalle St. Residence: 4858 Kenwood 
Av. 

BIiOTTKE, Milton Baker, physician; b. 
Stoyestown, Somerset Co., Pa., Feb. 19, 1862; 
s. Henry and Susan (Kimmel) Blouke; attend- 
ed public school in Somerset Co., Pa., until 14 
years old; then a private school at Stoyes- 
town, Pa.; taught country school in Somerset 
Co., Pa., 1876-81; med. ed'n at Chicago Homoe. 
Med. Colleere, 1883-85, M.D., Apr., 1885; m. 
Chicago, Feb. 19, 1891, Ola Louise Matthews; 
children: Louise, Pierre, Dorothy, Elizabeth. 
Since Apr., 1885, in practice in Chicago. Prof, 
gvnecology . Hahnemann Med. College and 
Hosp. and a'ttending surgeon Chicago Homre. 
Hosp. Mem. Am. Institute of Homoeopathy, 
Homce. Med. Assn. of Illinois, Homoe. Med. 
Soc. of Chicago. Independent in politics. Con- 
gregationalist. Club: Menoken. Office and resi- 
dence: 1222 Washington Boul. 

BJiOUNT, Fred Meacham, banker; b. White- 
hall, N. T., Jan. 24, 1853; s. John Darwin and 
Sarah (Meacham) Blount; came to Chicago in 
childhood; ed. Skinner School, Chicago High 
School and old Chicago Univ.; m. Chicago, 
Mar. 25, 1874, Kittle B. Deane; children: Harry 
D. and Mrs. Kittle B. Weinland. Began in 
banking business as messenger with Mer- 
chants' Loan & Trust Co., and thence to asst. 
treas. TT. S., Chicago, and at the starting of 
the Chicago National Bank went with them 
as receiving teller, been with them since, ad- 
vancing step by step until he became cashier 
and later (and now) vice-pres. and director; 
also director Equitable Trust Co., and of the 
Peoria Gas and Electric Co. Republican. Prot- 
estant. Mem. Wheaton Lodge No. 239, A. F. & 
A. M. Has been mem. Board of W. Chicago 
Park Commissioners and of the Chicago Board 
of Education; now treas. of the Sanitary Dis- 
trict of Chicago; treas. of the Board of W. 
Chicago Park Commissioners; mem. of the Illi- 
nois Commission to the Louisiana Purchase 
Exposition. Clubs: Union League, Menoken, 
Lincoln, Hamilton. Illinois. Office: 152 Monroe 
St. Residence: 194 S. Robey St.; in summer, 
Wheaton, 111. 

EIiTJM, Simon S., merchant, furnishing 
goods; b. Burgpreppach, Bavaria, Sent. 6, 1856; 
ed. Bavaria. Began business in Chicago in 
1880. as mem. of the firm of Blum Bros., 
wholesalers of men's furnishing goods. Mem. 
Germania Mannerchor, Chicago Turn gem einde, 
German-Am. Historical Soc. of Illinois, Illinois 
Commercial Men's Assn. (director"). Mem. Jew- 
ish Congregation. Office: 155 Market St. Resi- 
dence: 4951 Washington Park PI. 

BLTTMENATJER. Charles Henry, mgr. Chi- 
cago branch Macbeth-Evans Glass Co.; b. 
Cumberland, Md.. Jan. 6, 1867; s. Henry and 
Annie M. (Smith) Blumenauer; ed. public 
schools; came to Chicago, 1888; m. Chicago, 
Mar. 4. 1889, La Rue E. Martin; children: Ger- 
trude La Rue. Bertha. Edna B^rnice. Engaged 
in lamn and glass business as buyer and merr., 
1889-93. Since 1893 Chicago mgr. for Macbeth- 
Evans Glass Co.. Pittsburgh, Pa., mfrs. of 
lamp chimneys and glasses, with factories at 
Pittsburgh and Charleroi. Pa., Elwood and 
Marion, Tnd.. and Toledo, O. Sec. and treas. of 
May wood Fraternal Assn. (incorporated), 
fres. Mnywood Golf Club; mem. Normal Park 
Lodere No. 797. A. F. & A. M.. and Normal 
Park Chapter No. 210. R. A. M. Methodist. Of- 
fice: 163 Randolph St. Residence: 401 Seven- 
teenth Av., Maywood, 111. 

BLUNT, John Ellsworth, consulting engi- 
neer, Chicago & North-Western Ry. : b. Brain- 
ard. Tenn.. Dec. 25, 1833: ed. Phillips Acad., 
Andover. Mass.; m. 1856, Miss Augusta E. 
Wood. Began railway service in the Southern 
States and was connected with several rail- 
ways in Georgia and Alabama as engineer, 
prior to 1862. Entered the service of the Chi- 
cago & Galena Union R. R. as constructing 



engineer, July 1, 1862, and when that railroad 
was consolidated with the Chicago & North- 
Western Ry. in June, 1864, entered the service 
of the latter; became division engineer, then 
chief engineer from Nov. 1, 1888, to Dec. 3, 
1899; since then consulting engineer. Office: 22 
Fifth Av. Residence: 1560 Asbury Av., Evans- 
ton, 111. 

BLUNT, John Ellsworth, Jr., mgr. bond 
dept. Merchants' Loan and Trust Co.; b. 
Wheaton, 111., Aug. 12, 1870; s. John E. and 
Augusta (Wood) Blunt; ed. public schools of 
Wheaton, 111., and Winona. Minn., and grad. 
M^inona High School, 1886; m. St. Paul. 
Minn., June 4, 1898. Carlene Curtis; children: 
Curtis E., John E. III. Entered employ of Chi- 
cago & North-Western Ry. In 1886 as messen- 
ger; remained with that company and the Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry. Co. in various 
capacities of telegraph operator, ticket agent 
and traveling passenger agent of the Chicago 
& North-Western until 1893; with Second Na- 
tional Bank of Winona, Minn., Jan. to Mar., 
1893; came to Chicago, and in Dec., 1893, en- 
tered office of Farson, Leach & Co., remaining 
until Jan., 1899, when entered service of the 
Merchants' Loan and Trust Co., organizing 
its bond dept., of which has since been mgr. 
Clubs: Mid-Day, Union League, Evanston, 
Bankers. Office: 135 Adams St. Residence: 
Evanston, 111. 

BOAK, Robert Burns, merchant; b. Halifax, 
N. S., Dec. 29, 1849; s. Sir Robert and Matilda 
S. (Anderson) Burns; ed. private schools, 
Nova Scotia: m. Bathurst, N. B., Dec. 19, 1871. 
Jennie DeBlois; children: Robert, Mary M. 
(Mrs. V. M. Harding), Jean (Mrs. D. F. Bad- 
ger), Louise DeBlois. Entered father's office 
1864; became partner in firm of Robert Boak 
& Son, 1871; came to Chicago, 1881, and Is now 
sec. and treas. Boak Fish Co.. of St. Paul, 
Minn., and senior mem. firm R. B. Boak & 
Co., importers of salt fish. Clubs: Kenwood, 
Homewood. Office: 33 S. Water St. Residence: 
4744 Kimbark Av. 

BO At. Charles Thomas, real estate dealer; 
b. Reading, O., Apr. 16, 1832: s. Dr. Robert 
and Christiana Walker (Sinclair) Boal; re- 
moved with parents to Lacon, 111., and was ed. 
in public schools there: m. Chicago, Hen- 
rietta Ayres; children: Horton S. (deceased), 
Edna M. (now Mrs. D. S. Flood). Anna C. 
(now Mrs. P. L. Wickes, Jr.), Ayres. Came 
to Chicago, 1854, and later became con- 
nected with firm of Hall, Kimbark & Co., in 
wholesale iron business, in which afterward 
became a partner. Recruited a company of 
infantry, 1862. and became an officer in the 
88th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, serving with 
regt. until end of the war. After war engaged 
in hardware business in firm of Austin & Boal, 
afterward chansring to Charles T. Boal & Co.: 
burned out in Chicago fire. Oct. 9, 1871: built 
the Chicago Stove Works, but sold out and en- 
gaered in wholesale stove and hollow-ware 
business, from which retired in 1894; since 
then engaged in real estate business. Mem. 
Chicago Real Estate Board. Republican. Mem. 
Military Order of the Loyal Leerion. Clubs: 
Chicaeo. Calumet. Washington Park. Onwent- 
sia. Twentieth Century. Office: 97 Clark. Resi- 
dence: 1732 Michisran Av. 

BOARD, Ellsworth Maltby, manufacturer: b. 
Morristown, N. ,T., Apr. 24, 1855; s. David .T. 
and Susan P. (Lewis) Board; came west to 
Illinois in childhood; ed. country school: m. 
Evanston. 111., 1883, Madelaine Randall (now 
deceased): children: Harold E., Edward P.. 
Dorothy R. Lived on farm 40 miles south of 
Chicago: came to city when 19 years old; en- 
tered employ of Chicago & North-Western 
Ry. as check clerk loading freight cars; ad- 
vanced to other positions during 9% years' 
service, being chief clerk of freight auditor's 
office for last 3% years with railway, leaving 



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In 1884 to connect himself with the Cross dren: Doretta Eisen, Frances Eisen. Has been 
Press and Sign Co. (established 1879), of engaged In general practice of medicine In 
which Is now pres. and treas. Also pres. and Chicago from 1872; was asst. to prof, of chem- 
treas Rotary Press Sign Co., Brooklyn, N. Y., Istry in med. dept. of Northwestern Univ., 
and pres of the Board-Crosby Co., Chicago. 1872; physician, 1872-8, and after that con- 
Republican. Congregationalist. Club: Evans- suiting physician to North Side Dispensary; 
ton Office- 63-67 Dayton St. Residence: 1602 as a diversion (while continuing med. prac- 
Hln'man Av , Evanston. tice > took course at Union College of Law, 

BOAND, Jules Augustus, white lead manu- 1874-6, graduating, LL.B., and third in his 
facturer; b. Merges, Canton of Vaud, Swltzer- class, 1886; also studied homoeopathy in North- 
land, Mar. 15, 1860; s. Frangois Louis and western Homoe. College, 1878-80; prof, of 
Henrietta (Chevaux) Boand; ed. public schools forensic medicine, College of Physicians and 
of native place and by private instruction In Surgeons, 1881-91. Contributor to med. and 
chemistry at Golden, Colo.; m. St. Joseph, Mo., literary periodicals Office: 1225 Milwaukee Av. 
Sept. 3, 1890, Lena Josephine Acker; children: Residence: 1512 W. Wilson Av. 
Jennie Elizabeth, Jules Francis. Came to U. BODDIE, John Thomas, real estate, loans 
S., Jan., 1875; settled in Idaho Springs, Colo., and renting agent; b. Jackson, Miss., Feb. 28, 
and as soon as became familiar with English 1864; s. Willie Perry and Martha (McNeill) 
language took instruction in chemistry and Boddle; reared in Christian Co., Ky.; ed. Van- 
assaying and followed business of mining and derbilt Univ., Nashville, Tenn.; m. New York 
smelting until 1884; became identified, 1884, City, Dec 26, 1894, Judith Reynolds Lott. 
with Omaha White Lead Co., and in Jan., Came to Chicago from Kentucky In 1890, and 
1886, with its successor, the Carter White has since been engaged in general real estate 
Lead Co.; was first shipping clerk, then fore- business, of which he Is a large holder in 
man, In one of the depts., and in 1886 became Chicago. He Is also engaged in negotiating 
pupt.; in 1893 became stockholder in the com- first mortgage loans, managing estates, rent- 
pany, and in May, 1895, when company opened Ing, and collecting rents (business established 
new plant at W, Pullman, 111., was placed in 1878, by late Malcolm M. Boddle). Mem. Chi- 
charge of the mfg. operations there. Stock- cago Real Estate Board. Democrat. Clubs: 
holder and dir., since 1897, of State Bank of University, Iroquois, Wausaukee. Mem. Phi 
W. Pullman. Gold Democrat. Protestant. Club: Delta Theta Fraternity. Office: 140 Dearborn 
Windsor Country. Office: 121st and Peoria Sts. St. Residence: 47 Delaware PI. 
Residence: 11955 Egerleston Av. BODE, Frederick, pres. Gage Bros. & Co., 

BOABDMAH, Horace Frentisa, civil engi- wholesale millinery; b. Eckwarden, Germany, 
neer; b. Menasha, Wls., Jan. 21, 1869; s. Hor- Aug. 20, 1856; s. Frederick and Sophia (Kim- 
ace E. and Susan (Locke) Boardman; grad. mann) Bode; ed. Hanover Realschule; also 
Univ. of Wisconsin, 1894; m. Chicago, 1896, studied music in Hanover; m. Chicago, June 
Miss Elsa Leonard; 3 children. Began rail- 19, 1880, Augusta Ebeling: daughter: Ida 
way service in 1886 as flagman with locat- Francis. Came to Chicago from Germany, 
Ing party of the Chicago, Madison & Northern 1870; In 1871 entered employ of D. B. Flsk & 
R. R. ; afterward rodman on surveys and con- Co., wholesale millinery, as errand boy; be- 
struction at Fort Sheridan, 111., 1888-9; rod- came city buyer and left that firm, 1874; with 
man on Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry.; Gage Bros. & Co. (established 1856), 1874-6; 
with field engineer corps, World's Columbian with Edson Keith & Co., as buyer and mgr. 
Exposition, Chicago; instrument-man of Mem- of the hat dept., 1876-92; in 1892, with others, 
phis Artesian Water Works, on tunnel con- purchased the business of Gage Bros. & Co., 
struction, and on topographic surveys at Fort incorporated it, and has been pres. ever since. 
Logan H. Roots, Little Rock, Ark., vacations, Republican. Clubs: Union League, Chicago 
1890-3; from June 26, 1894, to Dec. 22, 1896, Athletic. Office: 129-31 Michigan Av. Resi- 
wlth engineer corps Sanitary District of Chi- dence: 5827 Washington Av. 
cago; Dec. 22, 1896, to Aug., 1897, miscella- BODINE, William Lester, superintendent of 
neous engineering work In Chicago; Aug. 10, compulsory education, Chicago Board of Edu- 
1897, to July 31, 1901, asst. engineer Chicago cation; b. Marion Co., Mo., Sept. 10, 1862; s. 
& Alton Ry. : Aug., 1901, to Mar.. 1904, asst. Joseph and Eliza (Lewis) Bodine; ed. public 
engineer, bridge and bldg. dept., C., M. & St. schools; m. Clinton, la., Feb. 10, 1890, Mae 
P. Ry.; Mar., 1904, became supt. for Savage Richardson; children: Helen, Robert. Came to 
Construction Co., of Chicago. Residence: 6600 Chicago In 1881 and then went west; was 
Ellis Av. newspaper man originally; State Labor Com- 

BOBO, John Iionls, tailors' trimmings; b. missioner of Colorado, 1890-3; elected vice- 
Dayton, O., Feb. 5, 1851; s. John and Margaret pres. National Assn. of Statisticians at Den- 
( Waltz) Bobo; ed. public schools of Ohio; m. ver convention, 1892; appointed special master 
Lima, O., Aug. 7, 1877, Ella F. Mowen. Retail commissioner of U. S. Court (8th Judicial 
clothing business at Lima, O., 1868-80; in 1880 District) with headauarters at Omaha, 1893; 
came to Chicago and became mem. of firm of came to Chicago, 1895, with Times-Herald as 
J. H. Lesher & Co., tailors' trimmings, until political reporter until 1899; elected superln- 
Dec., 1902, when that firm was succeeded by tendent of compulsory education, July 13, 
present one of John L. Bobo & Co., of which 1899, by Chicago Board of Education (holds 
Is senior mem. Democrat. Clubs: Union under Civil Service Law). Chairman of Chl- 
League, Homewood. Office: 319 Franklin St. cago Child-Saving League legislative commlt- 
Resldence: 4246 Drexel Boul. tee, which carried the child-labor and compul- 

BOCKIUS, Franklin B. Eisen, physician; b. sory education bills through the Legislature 
Galena, 111., Mar. 9, 1850; s. Joseph Rex and In 1902-3; now on executive committee of 
Marie (von Eisen) Bockius; finished course in Cook Co. child-saving conference. Democrat. 
Galena High School, 1864; was sent to Chi- Mem. Ancient Order United Workmen. Club: 
cago to enter the Univ. of Chicago, but in- Ravenswood. Office: Tribune Bldg. Residence: 
stead enlisted as private in Co. C, 140th 111. 827 Wilson Av. 

Vol. Infy., his parents knowing nothing of his BODMA3T, Luther W., commission merchant 
enlistment until he wrote to them from the and stock broker; b. Charlemont. Mass., Feb. 
seat of war; served to end of war, then entered 4, 1845; s. Luther and Philena (Hawks) Bod- 
Unlv. of Chicago, graduating, B.S., 1868; grad. man; ed. Williston Seminary, Easthampton, 
med. dept. Northwestern Univ., 1872, receiving Mass.; m. Northampton, Mass., 1870, Miss 
the prize offered by the faculty for the best Grace H. Smith; children: Marjorie, Edward, 
thesis on a med. subject: was appointed med. Luther. Began business life at Bement. 111., 
dir. of the Chicago Relief and Aid Soc. in 1867, as grain dealer and banker. Came to 
charge of the Chicago Fire Sufferers, 1872-82; Chicago, 1884, as resident partner in Milmine, 
m. Racine, Wis., 1891, Doretta Brenzel; chil- Bodman & Co., grain, provisions, etc., adding 



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stocks, bonds, etc., In 1900. Mem. Chicago 
Board of Trade and Chicago Stock Exchange. 
Clubs: Union League, Chicago Athletic. Office: 
Board of Trade. Residence: 589 N. State St. 

BOGEBT, William Benezet, broker, etc.; b. 
Providence, R. 1. ; grad. Brown Univ., 1882. 
Engaged in the cotton mfg. business at Taft- 
ville, Conn., 1882-4; came to Chicago and be- 
came a mem. Wright, Bogert & Co., brokers in 
grain, provisions, stocks and cotton, of which 
is now pres. Mem. of the Chicago Board of 
Trade. Clubs: Union League, Chicago Athletic, 
Glen View. Office: Postal Telegraph Bldg. 
Residence: 1818 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, 111. 

BOOLE, Walter Scott, coal merchant; b. 
Dover, N. H., Apr. 3, 1852; s. Daniel and 
Mary (Boyd) Bogle; removed to Chicago with 

Barents when 9 years old; grad. Chicago High 
chool, 1868; m. Chicago, Mar., 1872, Delia E. 
Stearns; children, Walter S., Jr., Mrs. C. W. 
Gilmore, Mrs. H. Edward Sauer. After gradu- 
ation entered his father's coal business; was 
mgr. for years of the Delaware & Hudson 
Canal Co.; pres. Crescent Coal & Mining Co.; 
pres. W. S. Bogle Coal & Mining Co.; dir. 
Port Dearborn National Bank. Democrat; was 
mem. West Park Board 3 years. Mason: mem. 
Apollo Commandery, K. T. Clubs: Union 
League, Iroquois (pres. 1 year, vice-pres. 5 
years), Illinois, Chicago Yacht; also Manhat- 
tan (New York). Office: 303 Dearborn St. Resi- 
dence: 1449 Sheridan Road. 

BOQTJE, Hamilton B., Jr., lawyer and pro- 
moter; b. Chicago, Dec. 26, 1868; s. Hamilton 

B. and Emily Augusta (Hoyt) Bogue; grad. 
Phillips Exeter Acad., N. H., 1889; Prince- 
ton Univ., A.B., 1893; Northwestern Univ. Law 
School, LL.B., 1895; unmarried. Admitted to 
bar by Supreme Court of Illinois in June, 
1895, and was enga'ged in practice of law for 
6 years with the firm of Peck, Miller & Starr; 
for over a year past In legal and general 
business on own account, attending principally 
to real estate and corporate matters. Office: 
Tribune Bldg. Residence: 200 E. 50th St. 

BOHN, Henry John, journalist, publisher; 
b. Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, Feb. 7, 1855; s. Henry 

C. and Henrietta Bohn; ed. public school and 
Baldwin Univ.; m. Chicago, 1891, Bertha Ro- 
selle Bowlby; children: Harold Jay, Olive Ra- 
mona, Louise Mildred, Beryl Bowlby. Worked 
on farm until 18, in sawmill at 19, printing 
office at 20, telegraph office at 22; came to 
Chicago in Dec., 1876; became foreman in 
newspaper office at 23, and since Apr., 1879, 
has been a publisher; now mem. firm of H. J. 
Bohn & Bro. ; editor and publisher of The 
Hotel World from Apr., 1879; was chairman 
and has for 22 years been a mem. of board 
of directors Hotel Men's Mutual Benefit Assn. 
of the U. S. and Canada; organizer and sec. 
and treas. Illinois Hotelkeepers' Assn. Organ- 
ized the Chicago Trade Press Assn., and long 
an officer; 4 years trustee village of Morgan 
Park; now pres. of board of commissioners of 
Calumet Park district; organized Hotel Assn. 
of Chicago, 1897, and still sec. and treas. of 
same. Publisher of technical books and class 
papers, and with John J. Bohn proprietor 
Bohn Mfg. Co. Republican. Agnostic. Mem. 
Ohio Soc. of Chicago (6 years sec.). Clubs: 
Press (life mem.), Hamilton (charter mem.), 
Ridge Country. Office: 324 Dearborn St. Resi- 
dence: Morgan Park, 111. 

BOH1TEB, George, manufacturer; b. Buffalo, 
N. Y., Nov. 20, 1846; s. Alois and Adeline 
(Brooker) Bohner; ed. public schools of Buf- 
falo. N. Y. ; widower; 1 son: George H. Came 
to Chicago, 1863; was employed in a lamp 
store and in 1870 became a partner; was 
burned out in the great fire of Oct. 9, 1871, 
but resumed business on the lake front and 
removed to permanent quarters, 1872; con- 
tinued in that business until 1898; now pro- 
prietor of the Bohner Manufacturing Co., and 



also of the Brilliant Gas Lamp Co., manu- 
facturers of the Brilliant, Head Light and 
other gasoline lamps; also the Chicago Light- 
ing System. Was formerly an officer of Co 
H, 1st Infantry, I. N. G. Mem. Garden City 
Lodge, A. P. & A. M.; was mem. Chicago Ath- 
io "Sv Washington Park, Iroquois Clubs. Office: 
42 State St. Residence: 2944 Vernon Av 

BOZ8OT, Emile Xelloggr, banking; b. Du- 
buque, la., Feb. 26, 1859; s. Louis and Alber- 
tina (Bush) Boisot; ed. public and high 
schools of Dubuque; m. 1891. Employed in 
German Bank of Dubuque, la., 1875-8; with 
First National Bank, Chicago, since 1878; in 
bond and foreign exchange dept., of which he 
b o? m * mgr<> 1897 - u P n the opening, Jan., 
1904, of the First Trust & Savings Bank of Chi- 
cago, was appointed its vice-pres. and mgr 
Mem. Chicago Stock Exchange. Republican. 
Office: First National Bank. Residence: La- 
Grange, 111. 

BOXSOT, Ionia, trust officer, First Trust & 
Savings Bank; b. Dubuque, la., May 23, 1856; 
B. Louis and Albertina Boisot; grad. Hamil- 
ton College, 1877; Columbia College, LL B., 
1879; admitted to bar, 1880; m. Adrian, Mich.. 
May 13, 1887, Mary Spencer; 1 child: Pauline. 
Now trust officer First Trust & Savings Bank 
SfJi By-Laws of Private Corporations. 
1892, 1902; Treatise on the Law of Mechanics' 
Liens, 1897. Contributor to legal periodicals. 
Club: LaG range Country. Office: First Na- 
tional Bank Bldg. Residence: LaGrange, 111. 

BOKUM, Richard Drummond, state agent of 
the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co.; b. Cin- 
cinnati, O., Jan. 30, 1854; s. Rev. Herman and 
Ann R. S. (Drummond) Bokum; ed. public 
schools; m. Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 13, 1881, 
Anna L. Harkness; children: Norris H., 
Richard D., Jr., Marjory. Began business 
career in 1872 as clerk for the S. S. White D. 
Manufacturing Co., Philadelphia, Pa. Entered 
life insurance business, 1887, as agent of New 
York Life (1 year); then manager in northern 
Ohio 10 years. Since Nov., 1897, state agent for 
Illinois of the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance 
Co. of Newark, N. J. Office: Marquette Bldg. 
Residence, Golf, 111. 

BOLDENWECK, Carl George, manufacturer; 
b. Chicago, Apr. 2, 1866; s. Louis H. and 
Louise H. (Kober) Boldenweck; ed. German 
Acad. and Imperial Textile Acad., Crefeld, Ger- 
many; m. Chicago, Dec. 11, 1893, Irma Lichten- 
berger; children: Louis C. W., Adelheid A. L. 
From 1885 to 1890 was superintendent of silk 
mills in New York; returned to Chicago, 1890, 
and established, and has ever since been pres. 
of the Phoenix Trimming Co., manufacturers 
of drapery, furniture trimmings and rope por- 
tieres, valences, etc. Republican. Office: 572 
Clybourn Av. Residence: 1729 Waveland Av. 

BOIiDENWECX, William, manufacturer; b. 
Jettingen, Germany, Aug., 1851; s. Karl H. and 
Charlotte Boldenweck; came to Chicago with 
parents, June, 1854; ed. Dearborn School and 
Dyrenfurth College; m. Chicago, Mar. 25, 1873, 
Gusina A. Samme. Learned tinsmith trade, 
then became bookkeeper for a stove and hard- 
ware house, cut stone contractor, 1875-79; 
mayor of Lake View, 1887-9, until its annexa- 
tion to the City of Chicago; in real estate 
business and mem. of the Chicago Board of 
Education, 1889-90; mem. Board of Trustees 
of the Sanitary District of Chicago, 1890- 
1900; out of business 1901 until 1903; then 
became sec. and treas. of the Brookman Manu- 
facturing Co. (established 1879). Is also pres. 
of the Germania Safe Deposit Co.; dir. Carter- 
ville Coal Co. Republican. Lutheran. Mason 
(32); Shriner. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Mar- 
quette, Germania. Office: 79-81 LaSalle Av. 
Residence: Lessing Annex, Surf and Evanston 
Avs. 

BOIiEN, John Lincoln, lawyer; b. Knox Co., 
Tenn., Sept. 1, 1863; s. Pleasant and Nancy 
(Trent) Bolen; grad. high school, Irving- 



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ton, Ind., 1883, business college, Oberlln, O., 
1884; Chicago College of Law, 1894; post- 
graduate course of same, 1895, with degree 
of LL.B. From 1881 to 1899 engaged in busi- 
ness of making abstracts of title to real 
estate, the last 9% years being with Security 
Title & Trust Co. of Chicago; since 1899 in 
active law practice and since Apr. 1, 190, 
with Eugene Stewart, of firm of Bolen & 
Stewart. Dir. and treas. Northwestern Mort- 
gage & Trust Co.; dir. Howard Copper Co. and 
Hamilton Mercantile Agency. Republican. 
Methodist adherent, but not mem. Office: 140 
Dearborn St. Residence: 1684 Barry Av. 

BOLLES, Charles Edwin, merchant, banker; 
b. Cambridge, Vt., Oct. 14, 1844; s. Lemuel 
and Mary Ann (Weaver) Bolles; ed. Pulton 
Military School, Fulton, 111., and at Wheaton 
College, Wheaton. 111.; m. Turner, 111., Sept. 
19, 1867, Mattie Butterfleld; 1 daughter: Mrs. 
Abram Gale. Served in Civil War as private 
Co. K, 13th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Began 
business career in buying and selling hides; 
was with H. C. Tillinghast & Co. for 10 years 
as traveling agent; since Jan. 1, 1880, senior 
partner of firm of Bolles & Rogers, dealers in 
hides, wool, pelts and tallow. Pres. of the 
Av. State Bank, Oak Park. 111.; interested in 
the Yaryan Heating & Electric Light Plant in 
Oak Park. Resided in Turner, now West Chi- 
cago, from 1857 until he entered the war; is 
largely interested in real estate in West Chi- 
cago. Republican. Clubs: Union League, Oak 
Park, Phoenix (Oak Park). Office: 142 Kinzie 
St. Residence: 358 Lake St., Oak Park, 111. 

BOIiZA, Oflkar, mathematician, educator. 
Residence: 5810 Woodlawn Av. (See Who's 
Who in America for sketch.) 

BOMAN, Charles H., sec. Scandia Mutual 
Life Insurance Co.; b. Calmar Co., Sweden, 
July 9, 1848; s. Charles M. and Caroline (An- 
derson) Boman; ed. public school in Sweden; 
m. Rock Island, 111., June 9, 1880, Margaret, 
Cervin; children: Ella, Rudolph, Anton, Anna, 
Berndt, Herbert. At age of 22 came with par- 
ents to U. S., locating at Galesburg, 111., where 
was clerk in general store for about a year; 
went to Rock Island, 111., and was a dealer 
in stoves and hardware until Sept., 1902, when 
came to Chicago as sec. of the Scandia Mutual 
Life Insurance Co. Republican. Lutheran. 
Office: 159 LaSalle St. Residence: 952 Win- 
throp Av. 

BONBBIGHT, Daniel, educator; b. Youngs- 
town, Pa., 1831; s. Daniel Bonbright; prepara- 
tory education Blairsville Acad.. Dickinson Col- 
lege, 1846-8; grad. Yale, A.B., 1850 (A.M., same, 
1853; LL.D., Lawrence Univ., 1873); m. Evans- 
ton, 111., 1890, Alice D. Cummings. Tutor Yale 
College, 1854-6; studied Univs. of Berlin, Bonn, 
Gottingen, 1856-8; studied and traveled in Eu- 
rope, 1869-70; prof, of Latin language and 
literature Northwestern Univ. since 1858; dean 
of faculty of liberal arts, same, 1899-1902; 
acting pres. of univ., 1900-2. Address: Evans- 
ton, 111. 

BONGGREN, Olof Jakob, journalist; b. Ber- 
gane, parish of Habol, Dalsland, Sweden, Oct. 
7, 1854; s. Olof O. and Maria B. Bonggren; 
grad. College of Venersborg, 1874 (L.H.D., 
Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kan., 1900); m. 
Stora Tuna, Dalecarlia, Sweden, Sept. 24, 1877, 
Johanna Sporre, who died Oct. 8, 1903. Came 
to U. S. July 4, 1882; has been connected 
with the leading newspapers in Sweden; since 
May 3, 1883, editor-in-chief Svenska Ameri- 
kanaren, Swedish newspaper in Chicago. 
Author: Bibeln mot Bibeln, 1879; Lasarelif, 
1879; Forstlingar (poems), 1882; Det hem- 
lighetsfullas verld (theosophical), 1892; 
Sanger och Sagor (poems), 1902. Translator: 
Helvetet och Spoken (from Robert Ingersoll), 
1878; Caesar's Kolonn (from Ignatius Don- 
nelly). 1891. Office: 35 Clark St. Residence: 192 
Johnston Av. 



BONNELL, Charles Edwin, varnish; b. on 
farm in Wood Co., O., Dec. 25, 1852; s. Isaac 
R. and Mary Eve (Simon) Bonnell; ed. coun- 
try school and academy at Findlay, O. ; m. 
Chicago, July 20, 1882, Rosalyn E. Hall; 1 
son: Charles Edwin, Jr. (died in infancy). 
Mem. of Hammell & Bonnell to 1885; Nubian 
Paint & Varnish Co. was organized Apr. 1, 
1885, and has been mgr. and vice-pres. ever 
since. Past Supreme Archon (life mem.), and 
since 1894 mem. of supreme body of Royal 
League; helped organize the North American 
Union (fraternal order) in 1895, and was its 
first vice-pres.; past pres. and life mem. Na- 
tional Fraternal Congress. Mason Garden City 
Lodge, Oriental Consistory, Medinah Temple, 
Mystic Shrine. Mem. North American Union, 
Independent Order of Foresters, Bankers' 
Fraternal Union. Republican. Methodist. 
Office: Cragin Station. Residence: 1295 Adams 
St. 

BONNET, lawton Corl, investments; b. Chi- 
cago, Jan. 2, 1862; s. Charles Carroll and Lydia 
A. (Pratt) Bonney; ed. Chicago public schools; 
m. Milwaukee, Aug. 14, 1895, Olive Baker. 
Began as messenger in the Merchants Loan & 
Trust Co. Bank in 1881 and was promoted 
steadily until became chief clerk, resigning 
in 1888 to become sec. of the Douglass Park 
Building Assn., which had a very success- 
ful career, and from 1892 sec.-treas. and dir. 
of the Chicago General Ry. Co.; now of firm 
of Bonney Bros., investments. Christian scien- 
tist. Mem. Co. H, 1st Regt., I. N. G. Clubs: 
Chicago, Union League. Office: Tacoma Bldg. 
Residence: 836 W. Adams St. 

BOON, Clement tavern, banker; b. Hamil- 
ton, Madison Co., N. Y.; s. William H. and 
Sarah C. (Staples) Boon; ed. Hamilton public 
schools. After graduation was 2 years prin- 
cipal of Lowell's Commercial College, at Bing- 
hamton, N. Y. ; devoted spare time to study of 
law under Hon. Neri Pine of Binghamton; 
later entered law office of Hon. Alexander 
Cummings; admitted to New York bar May 
3, 1877; engaged in practice; later private sec. 
and afterward general agent for Hon. Sher- 
man D. Phelps, of Binghamton, becoming 
familiar with his large banking and other in- 
terests; after Mr. Phelps died, went west and 
was for some years engaged in investing 
money for large English and Scotch com- 
panies, and the handling of securities; since 
1893 engaged in the municipal bond business 
in Chicago; has also capitalized several gas, 
electric light and traction companies. Now en- 
gaged exclusively in financing traction and 
steam railroads and handling securities. 
Office: 159 LaSalle St. Residence: 2 E. 47th PI. 

BOORE, Harry, pork packer; b. Shrewsbury, 
Eng., Nov. 28, 1852; s. John and Sarah Ann 
(Davies) Boore; ed. public schools in Eng- 
land; came from England to Chicago in 1869; 
m. Chicago, Oct. 1, 1877, Lydia M. Forrest; 
children: Harriet E., Sarah. After arrival in 
Chicago worked for various firms in the pork- 
packing business until 1888; went to Nebraska 
City, 1888, for Chicago Packing & Provision 
Co., remaining 1 year; went to St. Louis as 
a partner in the East St. Louis Packing & Pro- 
vision Co., 2 years. Returned to Chicago, 1891. 
becoming connected with the International 
Packing Co.; continued in that company until 
they sold out in 1894; assisted in organizing 
the Continental Packing Co.; on Nov. 12, 1903, 
established business for self under name of H. 
Boore & Co., pork packers. Mem. Chicago 
Board of Trade. Episcopalian. Mason. Clubs: 
Chicago Athletic, Calumet. Office: 169 Jackson 
Boul. Residence: 4804 Vincennes Av. 

BOORN, William Charles, fire underwriter; 
b. Kenosha, Wis., Aug. 30, 1863; s. Charles P. 
and Huldah Maria (Stevison) Boorn; ed. pub- 
lic and high schools, Peoria, 111.; m. Peoria, 
Oct. 14, 1897, May C. Giles; 1 son: Philip 
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of Hartford, Conn., and Lancashire, of Liver- 
pool, 1888, becoming agency superintendent of 
the western department of that company, 
1897; since Jan. 1, 1902, with Hartford Fire 
Insurance Co.; asst. general agent of western 
dept. of same since Nov. 1, 1903. Clubs: Union 
League, Kenwood, Mendelssohn. Office: 171 
LaSalle St. Residence: 4584 Oakenwald Av. 

BOOTH, Albert Vernon, grain commission; 
b. Dubuque, la., May 25, 1865; s. Sidney and 
Anna (Porch) Booth; ed. public schools of 
San Francisco, Calif.; m. Milwaukee, Wis., 
Oct. 12, 1892, Ada Bercry; 1 son: Alfred Ber- 
cry. Began business life as purser on Califor- 
nia Transportation C9.'s steamers, 1882; came 
to Chicago, 1883. beginning as messenger boy 
for Brosseau, Booth & Co.; then with W. S. 
Booth & Co.; later with John W. Hepburn & 
Co., H. G. Gaylord & Co., and C. A. Wyland & 
Co.: mem. of Board of Trade in 1889, and In 
1893 started In business alone as a broker, and 
was a specialist in long time privilege busi- 
ness; since May, 1901, of firm of Al V. Booth 
& Co., Chicago and Milwaukee, principal bro- 
ker in Board of Trade memberships. Republi- 
can. Episcopalian. Club: Ashland. Office: Board 
of Trade Bldg. Residence: Chicago Beach Ho- 
tel. 

BOOTH, Edwin Lincoln, coal shipper; b. 
Suspension Bridge, Can., June 1, 1860; a. 
Joseph and Frances (Button) Booth; ed. pub- 
lic schools of Toronto and Hamilton, Ont., to 
1875; m. Erie, Pa., Feb. 4, 1886, Sarah Edith 
Vincent; children: Blanche, Dorothy, Edwin 
Lincoln, Jr., Donald. Was clerk for his father 
in railroad business in Hamilton, Ont., 1875-9; 
stenographer for general freight agent Michi- 
gan Central Ry. Co., 1879-81; moved to St. 
Paul and became stenographer with the North- 
western Fuel Co.; advanced In company's ser- 
vice and became, 1890, 2d vlce-pres. ; removed 
to Chicago In same capacity In 1899, and Is 
mgr. the Chicago office. Republican. Episco- 
palian. Club: Union League. Office: Fisher 
Bldg. Residence: 5717 Washington Av. 

BOOTH, John, manufacturer of wire and 
iron goods; b. Radcliff, Lancashire, England. 
Dec. 30, 1833; s. James and Maria (Walker) 
Booth; ed. common schools, Lancashire, Eng- 
land, to 1847; came to U. S., Sept., 1851; to Chi- 
cago, 1856; m. 1st, Chicago, Jan. 1, 1857, Julia 
Heffernan (died Feb., 1891); 2d, Chicago, Nov., 
1892, Louise Ford; children: James, Isabella, 
John, Julia, Florence, Stella, Charlotte, George. 
Learned trade as wrought Iron and wire 
worker In England, 1847-51; worked in New 
York for Stevens & Co., and in New Jersey, 
1851-56; came to Chicago, 1856; worked con- 
secutively here for Snow & Co., Markley, All- 
ing & Co., Jones & Price. Began business for 
himself as a member of the firm of Booth & 
Conway, 1866-8; then alone until the big fire 
of 1871; established again In Feb., 1872, In 
firm of Jones & Booth until 1883; since then 
alone, as a manufacturer of wrought iron and 
wire goods and wire cloth. Republican. Episco- 
palian. Office: 14-16 N. Canal St. Residence: 
545 Cleveland Av. 

BOOTH, William Vernon, pres. A. Booth Co.; 
b. Chicago, Dec. 22, 1856; s. A. Booth; m. 1886, 
Helen, daughter of John T. and Mary (Sher- 
gold) Lester, of Chicago. After leaving col- 
lege, entered the business established half a 
century ago by his father, now largest enter- 
prise of its kind In the world, with great 
packing houses at Baltimore, salmon can- 
neries at Astoria, Ore., steamship lines, great 
can factories, cold storage warehouses, fishing 
fleets, etc., employing 5,000 men. Clubs: Chi- 
cago, Chicago Athletic, Chicago Golf, Chicago 
Taoht, Ontwentsia, Union, Washington Park, 
Saddle and Cycle. Office: 143 Dearborn St. Resi- 
dence: 31 Bellevue PI. 

BOOZ, John Taylor, lawyer: b. Staunton, 
Va., Aug. 21. 1868; s. John Wesley and Emma 
(McGhee) Booz; ed. public schools and at 



Fishburne Military Acad. Was engaged with 
Norfolk & Western R. R., in Virginia, as re- 
lief agent and operator for 5 years, from 16 to 
21 years of age; published the Waynesboro 
Times, Waynesboro, Va., 1889-91; sec. Vir- 
ginia Press Assn., 1890-1, studying law during 
this period; was admitted to the Virginia bar; 
came to Chicago, 1892, and has since been en- 
gaged in general practice of law in this city. 
Democrat. Mason, lodge and chapter. Clubs: 
Lincoln Park (pres.), Lincoln Cycling (was 
pres. 1 year), Illinois Athletic. Office: Ashland 
Blk. Residence: 25 Walton PI. 

BOBDEN, Hamilton, merchant; b. on farm 
in Burlington Co., N. J., June 21, 1835; s. 
John Allen and Sarah Armstron (Davlson) 
Borden; ed. private schools in Burlington Co., 
N. J., and In private academy at Mt. Holly, 
N. J. ; m. Vlcksburg, Miss., June 26, 1868, 
Charlotte M. Page; children: Sara A., Francis 
C.. John Hamilton. Learned trade of coach- 
maker in Philadelphia and worked for a time 
at same; clerk for Adams Express Co., Phila- 
delphia, 1856-8; went to Memphis, Tenn., as 
agent Adams Express Co., 1858; agent Adams 
Express Co. and Southern Express Co., 1858- 
1862; merchant and lumberman, Vicksburg, 
Miss., 1863-67; connected with railroad busi- 
ness in Iowa and on Pacific Coast, 1867-72; 
manufacturer of machinery, Philadelphia, 
1872-6; In Chicago since 1876; general agent 
for Howe Standard Scales, and Howe Gas & 
Gasoline Engines; in 1879 firm of Borden, 
Selleck & Co. was formed; since 1890 pres. 
Borden & Selleck Co. Came In personal rela- 
tions with Gen. Leonidas Polk, of Confederate 
army, in Memphis, 1861-2; with Gen. W. T. 
Sherman, in Memphis, 1862-3; frequently met 
Gen. U. S. Grant at his headquarters in Vlcks- 
burg, Miss., 1863; also Gens. McPherson, 
Logan, Strong, N. J. T. Dana and others. Re- 
publican. Club: Union League. Office: 48-50 
Lake St. Residence: 12 Groveland Park. 

BORDERS, Michael Washington, lawyer; b. 
Randolph Co., 111., May 9, 1867; s. James John- 
son and Mary A. (Ritchie) Borders; grad. 
Monmouth (111.) College A.B., 1888; Columbia 
Law School, New York, 1891; m. Kirkwood, 
111., Feb. 9, 1892, Alice E. Abbey; children: 
James, Edward, Melville, Horatio. Admitted 
to bar, 1891; practiced at Belleville, 111., for 11 
years, and was mem. of the law firm of 
Hamill & Borders, and was Master In Chan- 
cery of the Circuit Court of St. Clair Co., 111., 
1900-2; came to Chicago, Apr. 1, 1903, and has 
since practiced here; general counsel for Nel- 
son Morris & Co., packers. Mem. Chicago Bar 
Assn. and Illinois State Bar Assn. Democrat. 
Mem. B. P. O. E. Clubs: Iroquols, Colonial, 
Mid-Day. Chicago Athletic, Illinois Athletic. 
Office: 234 LaSalle St. Residence: 4050 Grand 
Boul. 

BORLAND, Leonard Clifford, physician; b. 
Cook Co., 111., May 25. 1863; s. Dr. Matthew 
W. and Emily Ladd (Robinson) Borland; ed. 
public schools of Chicago and Rush Med. Col- 
lege, M.D., 1887; m. Chicago. 1897, Louisa 
Marie Ulscht; 1 daughter: Viola Louisa. En- 
gaged in general practice of medicine and sur- 
gery in Chicago since 1887. Demonstrator of 
anatomy in Chicago College of Dental Sur- 
gery; proprietor of Home Hosp.. 1091 W. 12th 
St. Dir. Ochaleta Oil and Mineral Co. Inde- 
pendent Republican. Mem. Turner Soc. Clubs: 
Illinois, Germania. Office: 1091 W. 12th St. 
Residence: 960 Doiifrlas Boul. 

BORN, Moses, wholesale tailor to the trade; 
b. Wollenberg, Germany, May 6, 1851; s. Aaron 
and Rosa (Reis) Born; ed. common school; m. 
New York, Feb. 2, 1881, Isabella Rose: chil- 
dren: Alfred, Edgar. Addle, Florence. Emigrat- 
ed to America in 1869. at age of 18, and kept a 
small general store In Port Jefferson, L. I., 
1871-6, under the firm name of Werthelmer & 
Born; came to Chicago, 1876, and engaged In 
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originated the "tailoring to the trade" busi- 
ness In 1877 at 45 S. Clark St., and M. Born & 
Co do today the largest business of this kind 
In the world; Is pres. of the company. Repub- 
lican. Club: Standard (pres., 1896-7). Office. 
337 Franklin St. Residence: 4801 Drexel Boul. 
BOROWSKX, Felix, dir. dept. of composition 
and lecturer upon musical history, Chicago 
Musical College. Address: 202 Michigan Boul., 
Chicago. (See Who's Who in America for 

BOSCH, Henry, merchant; b. Amsterdam, 
Holland, Jan. 25, 1845; s. Peter Vanden and 
Fenna Geziena (Breeman) Bosch; ed. Amster- 
dam, Holland; m. Chicago, May 30, 1869 Reina 
Mulder (died Oct. 16, 1883); m. 2d, Mar. 3, 1884, 
Frederica Mulder; children: Peter, Frederica, 
Henry, Jr., Charles, Fanny Geziena, Rema 
Marie. Arrived in Chicago Apr. 1, 1867, from 
Grand Rapids, Mich.; went to work as journey- 
man painter; was contracting painter June 1, 
1869, to Oct., 1880; bought retail wall paper 
and paint business at 120 Blue Island Av., 
Oct 1880, and conducted it until Oct., 1895; 
incorporated, Jan. 1, 1892, as Henry Bosch Co., 
and moved to Wabash Av.; acquired Alfred 
Peats' business, New York, Chicago, and Bos- 
ton May 1, 1903; president Henry Bosch 
Co., of Chicago; Henry Bosch Co., of New 
York, and Alfred Peats Co., of New York, 
conducting large business as jobbers and 
wholesalers of wall paper, paint, oils, etc. 
Republican. Protestant. Clubs: Chicago Ath- 
letic, Colonial. Office: 338-44 Wabash Av. Resi- 
dence: 5405 Ridgewood Ct., Hyde Park. 

EOSLEY, Edward Franklin, manufacturer; 
b Chicago, May 29, 1869; s. Daniel Webster 
and Mary E. Wiser; ed. public and high 
schools of Chicago to 1887; m. Chicag9, Apr., 
1899, Harriet L. Benham; 1 son: Maurice Ed- 
ward Upon leaving school in 1887 entered the 
business established by his father in 1869 as a 
manufacturer of weather strips, and was sec. 
of the D. W. Bosley Co. until, upon the death 
of Mr. D. W. Bosley, in 1899, he succeeded him 
as pres. and treas. ; also interested in other 
manufacturing enterprises. Republican. Mem. 
by inheritance of Military Order of Loyal 
Legion, first class. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, 
Washington Park, Illinois, Chicago Yacht, 
Glen View. Office: 299-311 Fulton St. Resi- 
dence: 191 Ashland Boul. 

BOSTEDO, Louis Gardner, stocks, bonds, 
grain, etc.; b. Weyauwega, Wis., Aug. 7, 1861; 
s. Alfred Lee and Emma (Gardner) Bostedo; 
ed. Weyauwega, Wis., public school prior to 
1877; Univ. of Wisconsin, 1877-9; Bryant & 
Stratton Business College, Chicago, 1879; m. 
Weyauwega, Wis., Sept. 19, 1882, Elnora For- 
dyce; children: Alfred Gardner, Helen Kath- 
eflne, Josephine. First employment was in re- 
tail hardware store of Andrew Gardner, 
Weyauwega, Wis., about 1 year, 1876; next, 
in latter half of 1879, in office of the Wilson 
Packing Co., of Chicago; surveyor for Denver 
& Rio Grande Railway Co. in Colorado, 1880-1; 
in fall of 1881 joined A. L. Bostedo (father) in 
retail dry goods and carpets at Atlantic, la., 
firm being A. L. Bostedo & Son; retained in- 
terest in that business until 1893, but in 1884 
came to Chicago and started the Bostedo 
Package & Cash Carrier Co., afterward the 
Bostedo Pneumatic Tube Co.; was mgr. of that 
company until sold interest in 1898. After 
that, maintained only a small office in Chi- 
cago, not settling permanently in any busi- 
ness until joined firm of L. D. Miller & Co., 
brokers; bought out L. D. Miller, Mar. 31, 
1904, and on July 1, 1904, changed business to 
own name, as broker in stocks, bonds and 
grain. Mem. Chicago Board of Trade and Chi- 
cago Stock Exchange. Dir. Street's Western 
Stable Car Line. Henry George Democrat. 
Club: Oak Park. Office: Chicago Stock Ex- 
change Bldg. Residence: River Forest, 111. 



BOSWORTH, Harry John, mgr. Ritter 
Dental Supply House; b. Cannon Falls, Minn., 
Sept., 1873; s. Charles H. and Amelia C. 
(Richards) Bosworth; ed. Elizabeth Street 
School, Chicago; m. Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 25, 
1894, Anna Florence Roddich. Began business 
career in 1889 with the Illinois Dental Manu- 
facturing Co., remaining with them until Jan. 
1, 1891, when entered the employ of the Keller 
Dental Co.; a year later became connected 
with Gideon Sibley, in the same line, for 
whom was mgr. 9 years, and at the beginning 
of 1902 assumed his present position as mgr. 
of the Ritter Dental Supply House (R. C. 
Shumway, proprietor) making a specialty of 
dental office furnishings, including the Favor- 
ite Columbia dental chairs and the Columbia 
electric dental engines. Republican. Mem. B. 
P. O. Elks and K. P. Office: S. E. corner of 
Lake and Dearborn Sts. Residence: 4757 Lake 
Av. 

BOTSFORD, Henry, commission merchant; 
dir. Continental Nat. Bank, Nat. Warehouse 
and Transfer Co. Mem. Chicago Board of 
Trade. Clubs: Chicaero, Union League. Office: 
218 LaSalle St. 

BOTTLTON, George D'Arcy, vice-pres. First 
National Bank; b. Cobourg, Ont., June 13, 
1844; s. D'Arcy Edward and Emily (Heath) 
Boulton; ed. Canadian public schools and 
Upper Canada College; m. 1868, Emily A. 
Street, of Hamilton, Ont.; children: Ethel 
D'Arcy, Alice Marjorie, Kenneth Percival, 
Elsie Beatrice, Helen Wray, Muriel Heath. At 
age of 17 went to British Guiana as overseer 
on a sugar plantation, but 2 years later re- 
turned to Canada; came to Chicago soon after 
and connected himself with the First National 
Bank, with which he has ever since remained; 
long mgr. of the foreign exchange dept.; be- 
came 2d vice-pres. in 1897, and vlce-pres. 1900. 
Formerly Democrat, but in 1896 aligned him- 
self with Republican party, as an active advo- 
cate of the gold standard. Episcopalian. Office: 
First National Bank. Residence: Highland 
Park, 111. 

BOURNIQUE, Augustus Eugene, prof, of 
dancing; b. Cirey, France, Oct. 27, 1842; s. 
Augustus and Pauline Bournique; came to 
New York with parents, 1845; ed. public 
schools, at Acad. of the Holy Infants, Man- 
hattanville and Bourseaux Acad., Brooklyn, 
N. Y.; m. Chicago, June 14, 1862, Elizabeth 
Ann Corning, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram 
V. Corning (nee Chase), adopted daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Branigan; children: Eugene 
A., Alvar L., Hugh L. (now deceased), May E., 
Lyman G. Removed with parents to Chicago, 
1857; was bookkeeper in father's plate glass 
business until 1858; then in dry goods house of 
Ross & Foster, as salesman, 1858-61; after that 
salesman in clothing house of George T. Beld- 
ing & Co. Studied and practiced dancing from 
boyhood; after coming to Chicago attended 
the dancing school of Prof. J. P. Lasairre, in 
which Miss Corning was a teacher until he 
married her. In 1865, with wife, established 
Bournique's Dancing Acad., at State and Ran- 
dolph Sts., and soon after a branch at Adams 
and Halsted Sts. Fire destroyed the down- 
town premises in the great conflagration of 
1871; rebuilt on 24th St., between Michigan 
and Indiana Avs., and in 1883 built the present 
large academy on 23d St., between Prairie and 
Calumet Avs.; also conducting branches on 
North and West Sides. Clubs: Calumet, Wash- 
ington Park. Office and residence: 51 23d St. 

BOTJRNIQTTE, Eugene Augustus, real estate; 
b. Chicago, June 13, 1864; s. Augustus Eugene 
and Elizabeth Ann (Branigan) Bournique; ed. 
public schools; m. Chicago. 1894, Stella Grace 
Curtis; children: Joy, Ellen, Ruth. Was for IB 
years associated with father, Prof. A. E. 
Bournique, teacher of dancing. Since 1890, 
real estate business, Eugene A. Bournique & 
Co. Mem. Chicago Real Estate Board. Repub- 



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lican. Office: First National Bank Bldg. Resi- house of Rand, McNally & Co.; became dir. 

dence: Highland Park, 111. in 1877, and, after the death of Andrew Mc- 

BOUTELli, Henry Sherman, congressman, Nally, 1904, was elected vice-pres. Started 

lawyer; b. Boston, Mass., Mar. 14, 1856; s. map dept. of the house; originated the index 

Louis Henry and Anna (Greene) Boutell; map system, and has had charge of map dept. 

grad. Northwestern Univ., 1874; Harvard, 1876 since 1876. By suggestion to the Pennsylvania 

(A.M., 1877); LL.D., Northwestern Univ., 1904. R. R. officials received credit for originating 

Admitted to Illinois bar, 1879, and Supreme the Limited Train system, which was first 

Court of U. S., 1885; trustee Northwestern put in operation on the Pennsylvania R. R.; 

Univ.; dir. Am. Institute Germanics; m. Dec. (the Pennsylvania Co. gave him full credit for 

29, 1880, Euphemia Lucia Gates, of Providence, originating this fast passenger service on its 

R. I.; 3 children. Mem. Illinois Legislature, lines). Republican. Mem. Waubansia Lodge, 

1884; elected to Congress, Nov., 1897, to fill No. 160, A. F. & A. M. Clubs: Union League, 

unexpired term of Edward Deane Cooke, de- Mid-Day, Marquette. Office: 168 Adams St. 

ceased; re-elected, 1898-1903, 6th Illinois dis- Residence: Virginia Hotel. 

trict, and 1903-7, 9th district. Republican. Now BOWEBS, Lloyd Wheaton lawver- b 

a mem of Boutell, Currier & Freeman Office: SpTinS Mats., Mar 9, m9; s ^SamuS! 

205 LaSalle St. Residence: Virginia Hotel. Dwight and Martha Wheaton (Dowd) Bowers; 

EOUTOK, Nathaniel Sherman, retired; b. grad. Yale Univ., A.B., 1879; Columbia Law 
Concord, N. H., May 14, 1828; s. Rev. Nathan- School, New York, LL.B., 1882; m. Winona, 
iel and Harriet (Sherman) Bouton; ed. New Minn., Sept. 7, 1887, Louise Bennett Wilson 
Hampshire schools; farmed and taught school (died Dec. 17, 1897); children: Thomas Wil- 
until 1846; came west as traveling representa- son, Martha Wheaton. Admitted to bar, June, 
tive of the Fairbank Scale Co. until 1852; be- 1882; since June 1, 1893, general counsel of 
came employe of a foundry firm in which he the Chicago & North-Western Ry. Co. Repub- 
soon after became partner; later became asso- lican. Mem. Chicago Bar Assn. Clubs: Chicago 
ciated with Am. Bridge Co., which sold to Illi- Law (pres. 1900-01), Chicago, University, Ath- 
nois Central R. R. Co. in 1857: then bought letic, Onwentsia, Skokie Country. Office: Frank- 
Union Car Works, which operated until 1863; Hn St. and Jackson Boul. Residence: 20 Ritchie 
served as asst. q. m. in 88th Illinois Infantry Place. 

(2d Board of Trade Regt.) from 1862 until BOWEBSOCX, Clement Cory, lawyer; b. 

after battle of Chickamauga; became head of St. Paris, O. ; s. Samuel and Sarah (Cory) 

Union Foundry Works until its consolidation Bowersock; took special literary course in 

with Pullman Car Works in 1886; then organ- Univ. of Michigan and law course in Union 

ized Bouton Foundry Co.; now pres. and dir. College of Law, Chicago, graduating, LL.B., 

of the S. Wilks Manufacturing Co.; dir. of 1887. Admitted to bar in 1887, and has since 

the Kenwood Bridge Co.; oldest car wheel been engaged in practice of law in Chicago, 

manufacturer in the U. S. and one of pioneers Club: Illinois. Office: 108 LaSalle St. Resi- 

in manufacture of structural iron work. Fel- dence: 118 Ashland Boul. 

low of Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers. Repub- BOWLES, Charles Edward, clergyman; b. 

lican. Mem. Loyal Legion. Club: Kenwood. Chicago, July 27, 1869; s. Thomas Goodwin 

Office: 135 Adams St. Residence: 191 47th St. and Katherine (Baker) Bowles; ed. McGill 

BOWEN, Ira Fardee, asst. cashier Conti- Model School, Montreal, Can., and Western 

nental National Bank; b. Little Falls, N. Y., Theological Seminary, Chicago, graduating 

Aug. 30, 1845; s. James H. and Caroline A. B.D., 1892. Ordained deacon, 1892; ordained 

(Smith) Bowen; ed. public schools and Racine priest, 1893, by Bishop McLaren; was priest 

College; m. Chicago, 1867, Mary Butler Reed in charge of St. Luke's Church, Chicago, 

(now deceased); children: Jane Terry (de- 1893-8; since Jan. 16, 1898, rector All Saints' 

ceased), John Reed (deceased), Ira Reed. Episcopal Church. Church: Hermitage and 

First work was as general utility man with Wilson Avs. 

the Third National Bank of Chicago, of which BOWLES, John P., pres. Bowles Live Stock 

his father was pres.; then was employed in Commission Co.; b. Quincy, 111., May 26, 1859; 

the office of the asst. treas. of the U. S. at s. John and Mary (Cass) Bowles; ed. public 

Chicago; after that cashier of Bowen Bros, in schools of Quincy, 111., and Gem City Busi- 

the crockery and glassware business until ness College; m. Quincy, 111., Oct. 18, 1893, 

1871; after the great fire was employed with Ella Bertha Hense; children: Dolores Joan, 

the Merchants Loan & Trust Co. Bank until John Hense, Helen Edith. Reared on a farm 

1883, when, upon its organization, he entered and from boyhood identified with live stock 

the Continental National Bank, of which is business, in which was engaged at Edina, Mo., 

now asst. cashier. Republican. Episcopalian, before coming to Chicago, 1881; was with 

Mem. Bankers Club. Office: 218 LaSalle St. Keenan & Hancock for 9 vears; mem. of firm 

Residence: 369 Chicago Av. of Tomlinson, Bowles & Co., 7 years; after 

BOWEN, Joseph Tilton, surety bonds; b. that for 3 years of Strahorn, Hutton, Evans 

Providence, R. I., April 1. 1854; s. William H. Commission Co., until present company of 

and Ednah B. (Goodhue) Bowen; ed. public Bowles Live Stock Commission Co. was or- 

and high schools of Providence; m. Chicago, ganized, of which he is pres. Democrat. Clubs: 

June 1, 1886, Louise Hadduck de Koven; chil- Sheridan, Saddle and Sirloin. Office: Exchange 

dren: John de Koven, Joseph T., Jr., Helen Bldg., Union Stock Yards. Residence: 4340 Vin- 

Hadduck, Louise de Koven. Until Jan. 1, 1890, cennes Av. 

was with Cheney & Bro., silk manufacturers BOWMAN, William Charles, mgr. Linen 
of South Manchester, Conn., doing business Thread Co.; b. Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 9, 1861; 
in New York City and Chicago; since Jan. 1, s. Theodore H. and Angeline (Major) Bow- 
1890, resident vice-pres. and mgr. of the City man; ed. Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic 
Trust, Safe Deposit & Surety Co. of Phila- Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y., and at Noelle's 
delphia, surety bonds. Republican. Episco- School of Language, Hanover, Ger. ; m. Chi- 
palian. Clubs: Chicago, University, City, Mer- cago, Apr., 1891, Carrie M. Warden Began 
chants, Saddle and Cycle, Church, Onwentsia. business career as salesman; since 1887 con- 
Office: The Rookery. Residence: 136 Astor St. nected with the Linen Thread Co., beginning 

BOWER, Bobert Allan, vice-pres. Rand, Me- in a subordinate capacity and advancing step 

Nally & Co.; b. Brown Co., O., 1841; s. William by step until 1900, when became mgr.. in 

Smith and Margaret McArthur (Sutherland) which position has since continued. Also sec. 

Bower; ed. State Normal Univ., Bloomington, of the Art Marble Co. Republican. Protestant. 

111.; m. Chicago, 1876, Charlotte E. Cuyler. Office: 120-122 Franklin St. Residence: 371 E. 

Bookkeeper 4 years after leaving normal Superior St. 

school; taught school; came to Chicago, 1869, BOWMAN, William Henry, real estate; b. 

and identified with printing and publishing Zanesville, O., June 9, 1841; s. John and Su- 



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sannah (Border) Bowman; ed. public schools 
of Zanesville, O.; served as private in 159th 
Ohio Infy. Regt. (a 100-days regt.) during its 
term of service; m. Springfield, O., Nov. 9, 
1876, Anna S. Moore. Assisted father, who was 
in pork-packing business at Zanesville, O., 
until 1866; in Colorado, in range cattle busi- 
ness, 9 years; came to Chicago, 1878; entered 
employ of Chicago Packing and Provision Co., 
and later, with Charles Counselman & Co. 
Engaged in real estate business in Chicago 
since 1884, making a specialty of building 
homes for working people in the Brighton 
Park district; has built 500 cottages there, 
and is still in the business. Mem. Chicago Real 
Estate Board, Presbyterian Church, and the 
Ohio Soc. Republican. Office: 3560 Archer Av. 
Residence: Lexington Hotel. 

BOYCE, Simeon Leonard, lawyer; b. Chi- 
cago, Jan. 14, 1850; a. Le Roy Merrick and 
Helen Maria (Williams) Boyce; grad. Yale 
Univ., 1873; studied law in offices in Chicago; 
m. Chicago, Jan. 7, 1876, Helen Isabel; chil- 
dren: Helen, James Leonard, Le Roy (de- 
ceased), Leonard (deceased), Elizabeth. Ad- 
mitted to bar of Illinois and began practice 
Jan. 1, 1876. Republican. Presbyterian. Clubs: 
Chicago, University, Homewood. Office: 135 
Adams St. Residence: 3335 Grand Boul. 

BOYCE, William D., publisher; b. Allegheny 
Co., Pa,, June 16, 1858; 8. David and Mar- 
garet J. Boyce; reared on farm; ed. common 
schools and Univ. of Wooster, O. ; m. Pitts- 
burgh, Pa., 1883, Mary Jane Beacon; children: 
Ben, Happy, Sydney. Came to Chicago in 1881 
and for 6 months was advertising solicitor 
for a monthly magazine; went to St. Paul and 
worked for a month as canvasser for an In- 
dustrial history; went to Dakota, published a 
newspaper and took part in politics, and In 
1884, having organized a bureau of corre- 
spondence representing 1,200 newspapers, went 
to New Orleans Cotton Exposition of 1884; 
came to Chicago and established a "patent 
inside" house, securing a good patronage for 
his Chicago office, and also for another which 
he established in Winfleld, Kan.; at solicita- 
tion of two eastern newspaper men invested 
as a partner in establishing the Saturday 
Blade, but took no active part in its manage- 
ment until a few months afterward, when it 
was losing $400 per week; his partners offered 
their interests to him at $100 each, which he 
paid; then went to work to make the paper 
pay and soon succeeded; sold out "ready- 
print" business and devoted entire attention 
to Saturday Blade; then bought the Chicago 
Ledger, which had been running 19 years, and 
built up for it a great circulation. Later also 
established Boyce's Monthly, now Woman's 
World, and other papers which are still pub- 
lished by W. D. Boyce Co., of which he is 
pres. and dir. ; also pres. and dir. of the W. 
D. Boyce Paper Mills Co. and of the Marseilles 
Land & Water Power Co. (Marseilles, 111.). 
Owns the Boyce office bldg., 112-114 Dearborn 
St. Republican. Clubs: Union League, Chicago 
Athletic. Office: 112 Dearborn St. Residence: 
Ottawa, 111., summer time; Chicago, 111., win- 
ter time. 

BOYDEN. William Cowper; b. Sheffield, 111., 
Apr. 6, 1864; s. Albert W. and Ellen R. (Webb) 
Boyden; ed. public schools. Sheffield, 111, Phil- 
lips Exeter Acad., graduating. 1882; Harvard 
College, A.B., 1886; Harvard Law School, 
LL.B., 1889; m. Chicago. Apr. 13, 1893, Mabel 
G. Burlingham: children: William C., Preston 
B., Margaret. Admitted to bar, 1889; practiced 
law, 1890-7, as mem. of firm of Hamlin, Hol- 
land & Boyden; since 1897 of firm of Matz. 
Fisher & Boyden. Republican. Mem. Illinois 
State and Chicago Bar Assns., Chicago Law 
Club. Dir. Western Trust and Savings Bank. 
Clubs: University, Skokie. City. Office: 107 
Dearborn St. Residence: Winnetka, 111. 



BOYESEN, Xngfolf Krontr, lawyer; b. Kongs- 
berg, Norway, Jan. 5, 1855; s. S. F. and Helen 
(Trocton) Boyesen; ed. schools of Norway 
and by private tutor; grad. Chicago Law 
School, LL.B., in class of 1875; m. Chicago, 
Dec. 14, 1878, Janie S. Stewart (now de- 
ceased); children: Ralph S., Norman F. En- 
gaged in practice of law, alone, in Chicago, 
1875-90, and in latter year became mem. of 
law firm of Herrick, Allen, Boyesen & Martin. 
Democrat. Clubs: Chicago, Quadrangle, Wash- 
ington Park, Law. Office: 107 Dearborn St. 
Residence: 5125 Kimbark Av. 

BOYLE, John Patrick, wholesale grocer; b. 
Chicago, July 6, 1870; s. Thomas and Mary 
(Maginnis) Boyle; ed. public schools, Chica- 
go Manual Training School, Chicago College 
of Law, LL.B., 1888; m. Chicago, Mar. 28, 
1894, Grace O'Brien; children: Marion, Thom- 
as. Engaged in practice of law, and during 
Mayor Washburn's administration was asst. 
prosecuting atty. of the City of Chicago; en- 
gaged in commercial business since 1892; mgr. 
Lincoln Ice Co., 1892-5; asst. gen. mgr. Knick- 
erbocker Ice Co., 1895-6; in 1897 bought inter- 
est in wholesale grocery firm of Walsh, Lange 
& Co., which changed to the present corpora- 
tion of Walsh, Boyle & Co.. of which is vice- 
pres. and dir. Democrat. Club: Illinois Ath- 
letic. Office: 3-13 State St. Residence: 271 Bel- 
den Av. 

BOYLE, Loren Laughlin, western mgr. "The 
Keystone"; b. New Bethlehem, Clarion Co., 
Pa., Feb. 1, 1853; s. Rev. John T. and Sarah 
Ann (Laughlin) Boyle; academic education at 
St. Joseph, Mo.; m. Warren, O., June 30, 1885, 
Mary Field; 1 daughter: Allys. Learned print- 
ers' trade at St. Joseph, Mo., and later took to 
journalism. Worked on various papers; be- 
fore was 25 years old was half owner in St. 
Joseph Daily Evening Chronicle; later was 
traveling salesman for a wholesale and retail 
Jewelry house of St. Joseph; came to Chicago, 
Jan. 1, 1903, to take the western office of "The 
Keystone," organ of the retail jewelry and 
optical trades (published in Philadelphia), 
which position has since held. Vice-pres. and 
treas. Illinois Optical Soc. Republican. Metho- 
dist. Clubs: Jewelers, Homewood. Office: 42 
Madison St. Residence: 5470 Washington Av 

BOYLES, Charles Dickinson, sec. Albert 
Dickinson Co.; b. Chicago, Aug. 1, 1865; s. 
Charles C. and Hannah (Dickinson) Boyles; 
ed. public schools of Chicago until he was 16 
years old; on leaving school, entered employ- 
ment of the Albert Dickinson Co. as an office 
boy and has remained continuously in the 
service of the company in various capacities; 
has been sec. of the company since 1889. Re- 
publican. Clubs: Union League, Ashland. 
Office: Albert Dickinson Seed Co. Residence: 
Riverside. 111. 

BOYNTON, Charles Theodore, iron mer- 
chant; b. West Stockbridge, Mass., Dec. 5, 
1858; s. Charles Sumner and Elizabeth Thomp- 
son Boynton; parents removed to farm in New 
York; ed. public schools of Catskill, N. Y. 
Began business career as grocer's clerk, and 
later in other ocupations, until he entered 
service of Washburn & Moen Manufacturing 
Co., of Chicago, for which he became western 
mgr.; also general sales agent of Am. Steel & 
Wire Co. and pres. of the Shelby Steel Tube 
Co.; later became and is now mem. of the firm 
of Pickands, Brown & Co., one of the largest 
in the U. S. iron and iron ore trade; dir. 
Bankers' National Bank, Central Trust Co., 
North Shore Gas Co. of Waukegan, Dearborn 
Co. of Chicago; trustee of Northwestern Univ. 
Clubs: Union League, Chicago Athletic, Evans- 
ton, Evanston Country, Glen View. Onwent- 
sia, Mid-Day. Office: The Rookery. Residence: 
Evanston. 

BOYNTON', Melbourne Parker, clergyman; 
b. Lynn, Mass., Nov. 6, 1867; s. Benjamin 
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ton; ed. common schools In Massachusetts 
and New Jersey; California College, Oakland, 
Calif.; Divinity School, Univ. of Chicago (not 
graduate of any school; special course in 
each); m. San Jose, Calif., Sept. 8. 1892, Hattie 
Wells. Ordained to ministry of Baptist Church, 
Sept. 8, 1892, at San Jose, Calif.; called to 
First Baptist Church of San Francisco, Calif., 
June, 1894, and was consecutively asst., act- 
ing and full pastor of same until Aug., 1897; 
since Aug., 1897, pastor of Lexington Av. Bap- 
tist Church, Chicago; erected new edifice and 
dedicated it Oct. 26, 1902. Dir. Baptist Hosp.; 
State sec. Illinois Anti-Saloon League; mem. 
Baptist City Mission Board, Illinois Baptist 
General Assn.'s Board of Managers; pres. 
Beulah Homes Assn. Office: 6209 Lexington 
Av. Residence: 6201 Greenwood Av. 

BOYNTON, Stuart Dunlevy, storage ware- 
houseman; b. Chicago, Nov. 23, 1869; s. 
Charles W. and Mary (Morris) Boynton; ed. 
public and manual training schools in Chicago 
until 1886; in real estate business, managing 
father's property, 1886-9; then to Cornell 
Univ., from which graduated in class of 1893 
as mechanical and electrical engineer. In 
U. S. Revenue Service as 2nd Asst. En- 

5ineer, 1893-4; resigned 1894 to come to 
hicago, and since then mgr. and principal of 
the storage business of C. W. Boynton. Office: 
106 Clybourn PI. Residence: 390 Ontario St. 

BRACE, William, lawyer, b. Westernport, 
Md., Nov. 23, 1850; s. William and Susan 
(Stafford) Brace; ed. by private tutorship; m. 
Frostburg, Md., June 17, 1879, Margaret 
Thomas; 1 son: William, Jr. Admitted to bar, 
1871, and has ever since been actively engaged 
in the general practice of law, but making a 
specialty of corporation and real estate law; 
now of law firm of Defrees, Brace & Ritter. 
Mem. Chicago and 111. State Bar Assn's, Law 
Institute (pres., 1901). Republican. Clubs: 
Marquette, Highland Park, Exmoor. Office: 
Home Insurance Bldg. Residence: Highland 
Park, 111. 

BBACEY, Smith Herbert, railroad contrac- 
tor; b. Clinton Co., N. Y., Aug. 14, 1859; s. A. 
S. and Arm (Roberts) Bracey; came west with 
parents when 6 years old and located in Gales- 
burg, 111.; ed. public schools of Galesburg; m. 
Crown Point, N. Y., Nov. 30, 1880, Nellie A. 
Speyer; 1 daughter: Mrs. Charles Blackburn. 
Began railroad work as water boy and suc- 
cessively became section hand, roadmaster 
and gen. mgr. ; worked on Chicago, Milwaukee 
& St. Paul, the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 
and the St. Louis & Grand Tower railroads 
until 1879, when became a railroad con- 
tractor; now pres. of the Bracey-Howard Con- 
struction Co., which has built many steam and 
electric railroads (constructed over 3,000 miles 
of railroad in U. S. and 400 miles in Canada). 
Also pres., since 1902, of the Cincinnati, Bluff- 
ton & Chicago R. R., extending. from Hunting- 
ton to Union City, Ind., 75 miles. Republican. 
Mason, Odd Fellow. Mem. Independent Order 
of Red Men. Office: Tribune Bldg. Residence: 
177 E. 47th St. 

BRADBURY, George Lewis, retired railway 
official; b. Yarmouth, N. S., Mar. 10, 1843; a. 
Lewis Robbins and Frances (Hilton) Brad- 
bury; ed. private school until 14 years of age; 
enlisted in 1st Massachusetts Cavalry Oct., 
1861; served through war and returned with 
regiment in June, 1865; promoted through sev- 
eral grades of corporal, sergeant, sergeant 
major, 2nd and 1st It. and capt. ; m. Chicago, 
Oct., 1896, Nellie Ismon; 1 son: George Lewis, 
Jr. Clerk in Boston Post Office, 1865-7; agent 
and conductor Housatonic R. R., 1867-9; gen. 
western agent Kansas City, St. Joseph & 
Council Bluffs R. R., located at Council Bluffs, 
la., 1869-78; gen. freight agent, 1878-80; gen. 
mgr., 1880-6, Peoria, Decatur & Evansville 
R. R. : vice-pres. and gen. mgr., 1882-6; receiv- 
er, 18SR-7, Michigan & Ohio R. R. ; vlce-pres. 



Toledo, St. Louis & Kansas City R. R., 1886-7; 
vice-pres. and gen. mgr. Lake Erie & Western 
R. R. and of Fort Wayne, Cincinnati & Louis- 
ville R. R., 1887-1900; pres. Peoria & Pekin 
Union R. R.; retired May, 1900. Dir. Commer- 
cial National Bank of Peoria. Republican. 
Mem. Chicago Commandery Loyal Legion. 
Clubs: Chicago, Calumet, Washington Park 
(Chicago); Columbia (Indianapolis). Resi- 
dence: 3214 Washington Boul. 

BE ADEN, Joseph Coll, insurance broker; b. 
Joliet, 111., Jan. 29, 1858; s. Joseph L. and 
Jane (Coll) Braden (father was 14 years 
editor and publisher Joliet Republican, and a 
Lincoln elector) ; ed. Joliet public schools and 
Univ. of Notre Dame, Ind.; later read law in 
Joliet; m. Agnes I. Stringfield, Dec. 16, 1884, 
Chicago, 111. Since 1877 has been engaged in 
the insurance business; established agency of 
Park & Braden in Joliet, 1879; sold it out, 
1881; since then with Moore, Janes, Lyman & 
Herrick, fire insurance agents; also since 1889 
agent for Northwestern Mutual Life Insur- 
ance Co. of Milwaukee, Wis. Has resided in 
Hyde Park since 1884 and has ever since been 
active in politics there. Republican. County 
central committeeman from 32d Ward, 1894; 
sec. Cook Co. Campaign Committee, 1894; sec. 
Republican City Campaign Committee, 1895, 
when George B. Swift was elected mayor. 
Elected, 1895, and ever since serving as mem. 
board of trustees Sanitary District of Chicago, 
and has acted as chairman of engineering 
committee for 7 years. Office: 159 LaSalle St. 
Residence: 3931 Prairie Av. 

BRADFORD, William B., lawyer; b. Aber- 
deen, O., Oct. 27, 1851; s. Rev. David G. Brad- 
ford (Presbyterian clergyman) and Margaret 
(Boone) Bradford (lineal descendant of Daniel 
Boone, the Kentucky pioneer) ; ed. academy 
and college at Monmouth, 111., and Chicago 
High School; studied law at Knoxville, 111., in 
office of A. M. Craig (later justice of Supreme 
Court of Illinois); m. 1st, Apr. 5, 1877, Carrie 
E. (now deceased), daughter of Judge Craig, 
of Galesburg, 111.; children: Dorothy Boone, 
Helen Ewing; m. 2d, Mary E. Keightley, Mar. 
11, 1886. Admitted to bar in Jan., 1874, and in 
Nov., 1874, removed to Chicago, becoming con- 
nected with the law firm of Bennett, Kretzin- 
ger & Veeder until Apr., 1876, when formed a 
law partnership with George W. Plummer. 
which continued 2 years; since then engaged 
in practice alone, covering all branches of 
civil practice. Republican. Presbyterian. Office: 
149 Madison St. Residence: 1243 Michigan Av. 

BRADLEY, Herbert Edwin, lawyer; b. 
Brooklin, Ont., Can., Dec. 20, 1874; s. Thomas 
and Margaret (Bradshaw) Bradley; ed. public 
schools of Ontario, high school work at Whit- 
by (Ont.), Collegiate Institute and Port Perry 
(Ont.) High School; grad. Chicago Law School, 
LL.B., 1899; post graduate work at Univ. of 
Michigan, 1900, and special student North- 
western Univ., 1901. Taught in Canadian 
schools, 1893-5; afterward associated with law 
office of F. J. Roach, Toronto; came to Chi- 
cago, 1896, and was with the firm of 
Morgan & Wright, manufacturers of rubber 
tires, until 1898; afterward associated with 
Cratty, Jarvis & Latimer, lawyers, until July 
1, 1903, when with Nathan William MacChes- 
ney established present law firm of MacChes- 
ney & Bradley; sec. and dir. A. B. MacChesney 
& Co. Republican. Presbyterian. Mason. Clubs: 
Ashland, Hamilton. Office: 153 LaSalle St. 
Summer residence: South Shore, 111. Resi- 
dence: 742 W. Harrison St. 

BRADLEY, John Dorr, real estate agent; b. 
Boston, Mass., Feb. 9, 1864; s. Richards and 
Sarah A. W. (Merry) Bradley; grad. Harvard 
College, A.B., 1886; Harvard Law School, 
LL.B., 1890; m. Chicago, 1896, Frances E. 
Kales. Practiced law in Boston, Mass., 1890-3; 
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with the real estate office of Bryan Lathrop 
until 1897, when became connected with firm 
of Aldis, Aldis, Northcote & Co., and later 
mem of present firm of Aldis & Co. Club: 
University. Office: Monadnock Bldg. Residence: 
Lake Forest, 111. 

BKADLEY, Joseph Harley, pres. David 
Bradley Manufacturing Co.; b. Racine, Wis., 
Sept 30 1844; s David and Cynthia (Abbott) 
Bradley; removed with parents to Chicago, 
1845; ed. Chicago public schools; m. 1872, 
Martha Peugeot, of Brooklyn, N. Y. (died 
1896); has 4 daughters. Partner in firm of 
Jones, Ellinwood & Bradley, implements and 
seeds, 1865-8; Bradley & Banks, jobbers of 
farm implements, 1868-72; sec., 1872-82, Furst 
& Bradley Manufacturing Co. (plows and agri- 
cultural implements), in which his father was 
partner; vice-pres. David Bradley Manufac- 
turing Co., 1882-99; pres. same since 1899, sue- 
ceeding his father; company has large works 
at Bradley, Kankakee Co., 111.; also pres. of 
Bradley, Clark & Co., Minneapolis; pres. David 
Bradley & Co., Council Bluffs, la,; pres. Brad- 
ley, Alderson & Co., Kansas City; dir. North- 
ern Trust Co.; active in affairs of Chicago 
Relief and Aid Soc. (dir. 1883-4); one of or- 
ganizers Chicago Freight Bureau; pres. Citi- 
zen's Assn., 1891. Clubs: University, Chicago, 
Commercial (pres., j.904^ Union League, Illi- 
nois (pres., 1883-5). Office: 63 N. Desplaines 
St. Residence: 24 Ritchie Ct 

BRADLEY, Kenneth McFherson, dir, Bush 
Temple Conservatory of Music; b. Lexington, 
Ky., Sept. 27 1873; s. Dr J and Anna (Me- 
Pherson) Bradley; edrorivate tutors until 13 
years old, then in Add Ran College, Texas, 
Univ. of Wooster and Univ. of Kentucky, to 
1892; Cincinnati College of Music and Cincin- 

rioti fnncornrotnr^r r\f TV/Tiia1/ 1SQ9 f; anrl T>a Ti a 

nati conservatory or MUSIC, ioy^-o, ana .fans, 
France. Dir. of Music School, Waxahachie, 
Tex., 1896-8; Ft. Worth (Tex.) Acad. of Mu- 
io 1SQR 1Q09- <5inr*P Am? 1902 rtir nf th* 
Bush 18 TlmpL 2 'Con n s C e e rvtt U o & ry of^sic, hl- 
go. Republican. B. P. O. E, 722, Ft. Worth, 
Tex. Clubs: Marquette, Illinois Athletic. Of- 
flee: Bush Temple Conservatory. Residence: 
415 LaSalle Av 

BBADLEY, i,uther Daniels, cartoonist; b. 
New Haven, Conn., Sept 29, 1853; s Francis 
and Sarah Beaman (Ruggles) Bradley; ed. 
Evanston public school, 1865-6; Northwestern 
Preparatory Acad., 1867-70; Northwestern 
Univ., 1870-3; Yale College, 1873-5; m. Evans- 
ton, 111., Oct. 31, 1901, Agnes Floyd Smith; 
children: Francis, John Freeman. Upon leav- 
ing Yale, 1875, entered business in employ of 
Baird & Bradley, real estate, Chicago; went 
to Australia, 1882; cartoonist for Australian 
Tit Bits, 1884; later cartoonist and editor Mel- 
bourne Life; cartoonist Melbourne Punch, 
1888-93; returned to Chicago, 1893; cartoonist 
Chicago Journal, 1894; Inter Ocean, 1894-8; 
Chicago Daily News and head of art dept. 
since 1899. Independent Republican. Episco- 
palian. Office: The Daily News. Residence: 
1616 Hinman Av., Evanston. 

BKADLEY, Ralph Kobinson, lawyer; b. Chi- 
cago, Mar. 17, 1870; s. John and Sophia (Rob- 
inson) Bradley; ed. public schools and Univ. 
of Michigan, 1892, and Northwestern Univ. 
Law School, LL.B., class of 1893; m. Ft. Madi- 
son, la., Jan. 10, 1900, Maude Louise Morrison, 
Admitted to bar, 1893, and became associated 
in 1894, as a junior partner in the firm of 
Collins, Goodrich, Darrow & Vincent; in 1895 
the present law firm of Goodrich, Vincent & 
Bradley. Also vice-pres. Joyce & Avers; resi- 
dent vice-pres. Nat. Surety Co. Republican. 
Episcopalian. Clubs: Washington Park, Chi- 
cago Yacht, Union League, Chicago Automo- 
bile. Office: The Rookery. Residence: 5201 
Washington Av. 

BRADLEY, Thomas E. D., lawyer; b. on 
father's farm near Waynesville, DeWitt Co., 
111., Dec. 13, 1861; s. John Enoch and Sarah 



(Spry) Bradley; grad. Illinois State Normal 
Univ., 1883; Union College of Law, Chicago, 
LL.B., June, 1888; m. Chicago, June 26, 1890, 
Lizzie Russell; children: Eleanor, Paul Rus- 
sell. Admitted to Illinois bar, June 14, 1888, 
and engaged in practice. Was prof, of law, 
Northwestern Univ. Law School, 1891-2; prof. 
law of contracts, evidence and equity juris- 
prudence and pleading, Kent College of Law, 
1892-9; now prof, of the law of contracts and 
evidence in Chicago-Kent College of Law. 
Republican. Club: Menoken. Office: Fort Dear- 
born Bldg. Residence: 799 W. Monroe St. 

BRADSHAW, John Herman, merchant; b. 
Mechanicville, Saratoga Co., N. Y., May 4, 
1336; s. William and Lucy (Boynton) Brad- 
B haw; ed. district school of Mechanicville; m. 
Charlotte, Vt., June 16, 1875, Frances A. Stone 
(died 1902); children: Antoinette (died in in- 
fancy), Grace, Louise, Eugenie Fulton, Agnes 
Boynton. In mercantile life from boyhood; 
established in business in Chicago, 1865, as a 
manufacturer of and wholesale dealer in glu- 
cose an( j syrups; firm became Bradshaw & 
wait, 1872, but since retirement of Mr. Wait, 
1897 has continued the business alone. Pres. 
of The Advance Publishing Co. since 1902. 
Republican. Senior Warden St. Paul's R. E. 
church for past 18 years. Office: 188-94 Cus- 
tom House PI. Residence: 333 Ashland Boul. 

BRADWEI.I., James B., jurist; b. Lough- 
borough, England, Apr. 16, 1828; s. Thomas 

d ^^eth (Gutteridge) Bradwell; came 

ith parents to v n . s . ( s s et tling in Utica, N. 

y 16 month s old; removed to Jackson- 

fa m 1833 and j t t Wheeling, Cook 

r ' T11 . ' rpjir .ji f arrn - <*ri in intr *rhool 

^,'SPS at wllson^s Sd Chicaeo and at 

ous ' Bs ^ #*J:" s O r f d A fw'av through s"choo!s 

JtvnOX COliegC, WOrKed niS Wty llirUUgn &CI1OU1S 

^ onii/ur/S,- m IRKO Tvrvrn Pnihv nft*rwnrri 
J nd colleges, m. 1S5A Myra Colby, arterwarrt 

famous as Myra Bradwell, editor of the Chi- 
cago Legal News (died Feb., 1894) 4 children: 
James and Myra (deceased), Thomas (justice 
of the peace), Bessie (wife of Frank A. Hel- 
?) Admitted to bar, . 1852 i J ect d - , 18 J 1 ' 
a nd re-elected, 1865 judge of the Cook Co. 
Court; elected to Illinois Legislature, 1873-5. 
Has been pres. Chicago Bar Assn., Illinois 
State Bar Assn. Prominently identified with 
the movement for equal rights to women; in- 
troduced and secured passage of the bill mak- 
ing women eligible to all school offices. Has 
been close student of photography. Invented a 
process for making half-tones and produced 
the first half-tone cut ever made in Chicago. 
Was for 4 years regarded as best shot in Chi- 
cago and was pres. Chicago Rifle Club. Pres. 
and dir. the Soldiers' Home in Chicago; sec. 
and dir. The Chicago Legal News Co. Was 
chairman committee World's Congress Auxil- 
iary on Congress of Photographers. Republi- 
can. Mason (33). Clubs: Union League (char- 
ter mem. and chairman first board of direc- 
tors), Press (ex-pres.). Office: 112 Clark St. 
Residence: 1428 Michigan Av. 

BEADWELL, Thomas, justice of the peace; 
b. Chicago, Dec. 26, 1856; s. James B. and 
Myra (Colby) Bradwell; ed. Chicago public 
schools and Union College of La_w; m. Chi- 
cago, 1878, Hattie Barton; 1 son: James B., 
Jr. Learned machinist trade and worked at it 
until entered law school. Admitted to bar in 
1886 and practiced 1 year; elected justice of 
the peace, 1887, and has since held the office 
by successive re-elections. Mem. Chicago Bar 
Assn. Democrat. Mason. Club: Chicago Yacht. 
Office: 128 Clark St. Residence: 3209 South 
Park Av. 

BRADY, John Franklin, pres. John F. Brady 
Turbine Co.; b. Grand Rapids, Mich., Apr. 15, 
1862; s. Patrick and Mary A. Brady; ed. pub- 
lie schools of Cleveland, O.; m. El Dorado, 
Kan., Sept., 1894, Emma Pierce; children: 
John F., Edison P. After leaving school was 
engaged In lumbering at La Pere, Mich., with 



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his father; was with the Brush Electric Light 
Co., in Cleveland, O. ; afterwards mining in 
Leadville and in Cripple Creek, Colo., and 
thence to Kansas City, where he engaged in 
real estate, etc., for several years, coming to 
Chicago in 1897. Invented the Brady steam 
turbine, sixty-two of which have been con- 
structed, all experimental in order to work out 
the details of this principle; perfected at last 
a steam turbine that uses 50 per cent, less fuel 
than any other form of steam turbine in use; 
the engine is devoid of friction, requires no 
packing, and the bearings are the only parts 
lubricated; the utility and excellence of the 
Brady steam turbine is shown by the fact that 
it is a great conservator of energy, which will 
result in the displacement of the old time en- 
gines that have been so desirable in the past. 
He is also inventor of many other inventions 
pertaining to electricity, steam and liquid air, 
and in 1902 organized and established the 
John F. Brady Turbine Co., of which he is 
president. Office: 43-7 Fulton St. Residence: 
Evanston, 111. 

BBAINARD, Edward Chauncey, treas. and 
trustee of the Mutual Life Insurance Co. of 
Illinois; b. Cleveland, O., Jan. 12, 1856; s. 
Chauncey and Malinda (Parks) Brainard; ed. 
public schools of Cleveland, O. ; m. Chicago, 
Nov., 1881, Eleanor Millar; 1 son: Millar. 
Since its organization, 1902, treas. and trustee 
of the Mutual Life Insurance Co. of Illinois. 
Republican. Pres. of the Republican Club of 
LaGrange, 111. Delegate to Republican State 
Convention of Illinois, held at Springfield, 111., 
in 1904. Office: Merchants' Loan & Trust Bldg. 
Residence: 95 Seventh Av., LaGrange, 111. 

BE AND, Charles Herbert, insurance; b. Mill- 
edgeville. 111., Nov. 16, 1864; s. Isaac and 
Emma Viola (Seville) Brand; grad. North- 
western Lniv. in class of 1887; m. Chicago, 
Nov. 15, 1892, Franc Warner; 1 son: Warner 
Holmes. After leaving college was employed in 
the banking house of Preston, Kean & Co., and 
later with the Illinois Trust & Savings Bank; 
in 1889 went with the New England Mutual 
Life Insurance Co. as cashier of the Illinois 
agency until 1902, when became associated 
with A. D. Morrison, under firm name of Mor- 
rison & Brand, as general agents for the Cen- 
tral Accident Insurance Co., of Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Also mem. of firm of A. N. Warner & Co., 
Hyde Park, dealers in dry goods. Republican. 
Methodist. Club: Hamilton. Office: Merchants 
Loan & Trust Bldg. Residence: 320 Oakwood 
Boul. 

BRAND, Horace !., pres. Brand Bros. Co., 
distillers, wine growers and wholesalers; b. 
Chicago, Oct. 6, 1868; s. Michael and Philip- 
pine Brand; ed. public schools and University 
School, Chicago, and Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology, graduating with the class of 
1891; m. Chicago, July 27, 1897, Louise M. 
Keller; children: Erna, Alma. Was sec. to his 
father in real estate and loan business, 1891- 
1895; furniture manufacturer in Chicago, 1895- 
1897; in fruit farm business in Missouri, 1897- 
1900; since 1900 pres., treas., mgr. and dir. of 
Brand Bros. Co., with vineyards and winery 
at Brandsvllle, Mo. Also vice-pres. and 
dlr. of Brand Brewing Co.; pres. and dir. 
of the Brandsville Fruit Farm Co., and dir. 
of the Chicago and Litka Mining & Milling 
Co. Democrat. German Lutheran. Mem. Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology Alumni 
Assn., Germania Mannerchor. Clubs: Exmoor, 
Tuscarora. Office: 206 Illinois St. Residence: 
32 Cedar St. 

BBAND, Rudolph, pres. United States Brew- 
Ing Co.; b. Odernheim, near Mainz-on-the- 
Rhine, Germany. Apr. 10, 1851; ed. schools of 
Darmstadt, Germany: m. Chicago, 1875. Clara, 
daughter of Ernest Uhlich; children: Hedwlg, 
Philip Rudolph, Alfred. Learned brewing trade 
in Darmstadt, Germany, whence came direct 
to Chicago in 1868; became connected with 



the brewery of his uncle, Michael Brand, until 
1874; then conducted a brewery of his own at 
Blue Island, 111., 1874-8; sold out and became 
partner with his uncle, organizing corpora- 
tion of Michael Brand & Co., which, in 1891, 
became part of the U. S. Brewing Co., of 
which is now pres., treas. and dir. Also pres., 
treas. and dir. of U. S. Security Co., and dir. 
of the Independent Filter Co.; mem. of Board 
of Education, 1884-7. Democrat. Was city 
treas. of Chicago, 1881-3. Mem. Germania 
Mannerchor. Mason. Office: First National 
Bank Bldg. Residence: 53 Cedar St. 

BRAND, Virgil Michael, pres. Brand Brew- 
ing Co.; b. Blue Island, 111., Jan. 16, 1862; s. 
Michael and Philippine Brand; ed. public 
schools of Chicago. From 1878 to 1889 was 
connected with Michael Brand Brewing Co., 
which then became a part of the U. S. Brew- 
ing Co., with which remained until 1891. Was 
out of business from 1891 to 1899, but in the 
latter year established the Brand Brewing Co., 
of which has since been at the head as pres. 
and mgr. Is also pres. of the Globe Brewing 
Co., vice-pres. Brand Bros. Co., and vice-pres. 
and dir. of the Brandsville Fruit Farm Co. 
Office and residence: 1251 Elston Av. 

BRANDT, George Washington, lawyer; b. 
Hampshire Co., Va., 1848; son of Daniel Reese 
and Eliza (Wilson) Brandt; ed. public and 
private schools and attended Iowa State Univ. 
3 years; m. Chicago, 1870, Helen Augusta 
Leavitt; children: Berkeley, Gahfea. Admitted 
to bar In 1868, and has been in same office 
since building was erected 32 years ago; now 
senior of firm of Brandt & Hoffmann. Author 
of the law book: Brandt on Suretyship and 
Guaranty, 2 volumes. Democrat. Freethinker. 
Club: Iroquois. Office: 125 S. Clark St. Resi- 
dence: 1316 Michigan Av. 

BBANEN, Frank, physician; b. Fayette Co., 
O., Aug. 5, 1865; s. William and Margaret 
(Briggs) Branen; ed. public and high schools 
of Fayette Co., O., followed by literary course 
in Ohio Wesleyan Univ.; grad. Hahnemann 
Med. College, Philadelphia, Pa., M.D., 1891; 
m. Charles City, la., Sept. 10, 1894, Lillian 
Sanford. Taught school in Fayette Co., O., 
1887-9; after graduation in medicine came to 
Chicago, and has since been engaged in prac- 
tice. Gynecologist to Garfield Sanitarium; prof, 
of gynecology Hering Med. College. Mem. Illi- 
nois State Homoe. Med. Soc., Cook Co. Homce. 
Med. Soc. Republican. Mason; K. P. Office: 
100 State St. Residence: 961 W. Monroe St. 

BRAUN, David Johann, pres. the David J. 
Braun Manufacturing Co., electric fixtures; b. 
Esslingen, Kingdom of Wiirtemberg, Germany, 
Dec. 30, 1842; s. Johann N. and Rosine (Hamm) 
Braun; attended public school from 6th to 
14th year, and attended several courses of 
evening schools later on; m. Buffalo, N. T., 
Apr. 2, 1868, Laura U. Haussler; children: 
Rosa Clara (now Mrs. C. E. Browne), Freida 
Laura (now Mrs. James C. Downs), Sidney D. 
R. Served 4 years' apprenticeship as metal- 
spinner in Germany; came to U. S. Feb., 1867; 
worked at trade in Buffalo, 1867-70; came to 
Chicago, Aug., 1870; worked at trade for Taft, 
Schwamb & Co. until Nov., 1874; mem. firm 
Braun & Geiss, 1874-7; changed to Braun & 
Abbott, 1877-80; bought out Mr. Abbott, 1880, 
and conducted under own name until incor- 
porating the David J. Braun Manufacturing 
Co., 1889. Republican; was one of trustees of 
Rogers Park when it was a village; now treas. 
of North Shore Park District. Mem. Herder 
Lodge No. 609, A. F. & A. M. Office: Washing- 
ton and Union Sts. Residence: 4165 N. Ash- 
land Av. (Rogers Park). 

BRAY, Prank Chapin, editor. Residence: 356 
E. 57th St. Office: 5711 Kimbark Av. See 
Who's Who in America for sketch.) 

BREAKSTONE, Benjamin Henry, physician 
and surgeon: b. Suwolk, Poland, Russia, Mar. 
27, 1877; s. Judah Reuben and Esther (Semia- 



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tlsky) Breakstone; ed. primary school and in 
Grammar School No. 2, New York City, to 
1889; grad. Scranton (Pa.) High School, 1893; 
Illinois College of Psychology and Suggestive 
Therapeutics, Aug., 1897; passed examination, 
Illinois State Board of Health, Apr., 1898; 
Rush Med. College, M.D., 1899; attended Cook 
Co. Hosp., 1897-9. Asst. in gynecological clinic 
Central Free Dispensary, Chicago, 1897-9; 
asst. attending neurologist same, 1899-1900; 
attending surgeon same, 1900-1; house physi- 
cian same, 1901-2; adjunct prof, of chemis- 
try, Jenner Med. College, 1899-1900; physician 
to (and honorary mem.) Friends of Poor since 
1898; physician to (and honorary mem.) Mu- 
tual Friends 2nd Regt. Illinois Volunteers 
since 1898; attending surgeon, 1899-1901, sur- 
geon-in-chief since 1901 Red Shield Sanita- 
rium; surgeon-in-chief dept. of skin, venereal 
and genito-urinary diseases, Meimonides Poly- 
clinic Hosp.; adjunct prof, diseases of wo- 
men, Illinois Med. College, 1900-2; attending 
dermatologist and genito-urinary surgeon, Illi- 
nois Med. College Dispensary, 1899-1901; at- 
tending gynecologist, 1904, and since 1901 as- 
sociate attending surgeon, United Hebrew 
Charities Dispensary; prof, of genito-urinary 
surgery and venereal diseases, Jenner Med. 
College, since 1903; attending surgeon, Olivet 
Mission Dispensary, since 1903; surgeon to 
Cook Co. Hosp., 1904. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc., 
Illinois State Med. Soc., Am. Med. Assn.; 1st 
vice-pres. West Chicago Med. Soc. since 1902; 
honorary alumnus Illinois Med. College. Mem. 
and examiner E. R. K. P., I. W. S. O., O. B. A., 
A. O. S., K. & L. S., I. O. B. C. U.; mem. I. O. 
O. F. Clubs: Self Educational, McKinley 
League, Eldorado. Republican. Office: 100 State 
St. Residence: 472 Ashland Boul. 

BREASTED, James Henry, asso. prof, of 
Egyptology and Semitic languages, Univ. of 
Chicago, since 1902; director of Haskell Orien- 
tal Museum since 1902; associate editor Am. 
Journal of Semitic Languages, and of the 
Biblical World. Address: 5711 Kimbark Av. 
(See Who's Who in America for sketch.) 

BRECKON, Charles Landon, newspaper pub- 
lisher; b. Jacksonville, 111., Sept. 16, 1858; s. 
William Jordan and Frances (Willis) Breckon; 
ed. Muscatine, la., public schools and in news- 
paper offices; m. Muscatine, la., May 5, 1880, 
Mary E. Cunningham; children: Anna May, 
Mabel Landon, Jessie Mary, Genevieve Mar- 
guerite. Learned printing trade and worked 
at it, and is mem. International Typographical 
Union; owned and published weekly paper in 
Muscatine, la., 1880-2, sold out; printer on 
Chicago newspapers, 1884-8; in Methodist 
ministry, 1888-94; owned and published daily 
and weekly paper at Grand Haven, Mich., 1894- 
1897; traveling salesman Claybourn Burner 
Co., 1897-9; managing editor Muscatine (la.) 
Journal-Republican, 1899-1900; special writer 
on Chicago papers from 1884; editor and pub- 
lisher the Chicago Socialist, 1903. Was Re- 
publican until 1900, since then Socialist; 
nominee for mayor of Muscatine, la., by Re- 
publicans, 1900, but withdrew; candidate for 
Congress, 2d District of Iowa, 1900; candi- 
date for mayor of Chicago on Socialist ticket, 
1903; candidate for mem. Board of Review 
of Cook Co., 1904; Cook Co. sec. Socialist 
party, 1904. M. E.; probationary mem. of Rock 
River Annual Conference. Office: 163 Randolph 
St. Residence: 1246 Oakdale Av. 

BREED, Boswell Allen, pres. Norwich Belt 
Manufacturing Co.; b. Norwich, Conn., Feb. 
2, 1852; s. Edward and Harriet L. (Hebard) 
Breed; ed. public school and Norwich Free 
Acad. Came to Chicago in 1878; was on Board 
of Trade 10 years, 5 years with J. T. Lester 
& Co. and 5 years in business for self until 
1888, when began with Norwich Belt Manufac- 
turing Co. (established 1845) as western mgr., 
and in 1900, when the company was incorpo- 
rated, became its pres. and a dlr. Republican. 



Protestant. Was mem. Chicago Board of Trade 
15 years. Office: 33 N. Canal St. Residence: 
Majestic Hotel. 

BREGA, Charles W., capitalist; b. Hamil- 
ton, Ont. ; came to Chicago, 1863. Dir. N. Wau- 
kegan Harbor and Dock Co.; vice-pres. St. 
Luke's Hosp. Mem. Chicago Board of Trade; 
associate mem. Chicago Real Estate Board. 
Clubs: Chicago, Calumet, Caxton, Onwentsia. 
Office: 135 Adams St. Residence: 2816 Michi- 
gan Av. 

BREMNER, David Francis, dept. mgr. of 
the National Biscuit Co.; b. Ottawa, Can., 
June 30, 1839; s. Robert and Rachel (Brooks) 
Bremner; removed to Chicago, with parents, 
1848; ed. parochial schools and Univ. of St. 
Mary's of the Lake; m. 1865, Katherine, 
daughter of James Michie, of Lyons, 111. In 
1861 was 2d It. of the Highland Guard, a com- 
pany of the State National Guard, under 
the first call for 90 days, which, at the expira- 
tion of that term, enlisted as a body for 3 
years, becoming Co. B, 19th Illinois Volun- 
teers, of which was 1st It. Regt. was one of 
the most active in the Western Army; won a 
captaincy at battle of Murfreesboro; at Mis- 
sionary Ridge, carried the regimental flag 
over the last entrenchment, after three of its 
bearers had been shot down in quick succes- 
sion and his own army overcoat had been rid- 
dled with bullets. After war engaged as crack- 
er manufacturer at Cairo, 111., in 1865; sold 
out and established in same business in Chi- 
cago; business was merged in Am. Biscuit 
and Manufacturing Co., of which was pres. 
Later it became part of the National Biscuit 
Co., and is mgr. of the manufacturing dept. 
and a mem. of the board of dirs. Was 3 years 
mem. of the Chicago Board of Education. Res- 
idence: 5001 Greenwood Av. 

BREMNER, George Hampton, civil engi- 
neer; b. Marshalltown, la,, Dec. 17, 1861; s. 
William and Catherine C. (Hampton) Brem- 
ner; grad. civil engineer State Univ. of Iowa, 
1883; m. Red Oak, la., Sept. 5, 1888, Louie A. 
Stephenson; children: Charles W., Annabel F., 
George H., Jr. Since graduation engaged in 
engineering work in railway service, beginning 
with the Chicago Great Western Ry., 1883, 
and Chicago & North- Western Ry., 1884; since 
1884, with the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 
Ry. in various positions, now being engineer 
of maintenance of way for the Illinois district 
for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Ry. Co. 
Mem. Am. Soc. Civil Engineers, Western Soc. 
Engineers, Am. Ry. Engineering and Mainte- 
nance of Way Assn., Engineers' Club; Western 
Ry. Club. Office: 209 Adams St. Residence: 334 
N. Catherine Av., La Grange, 111. 

BREMNER, Robert Joseph, manufacturer; 
b. Chicago, Sept. 20, 1864; s. Robert John and 
Annie (Connelly) Bremner; ed. public school, 
Orland, 111., 2 years at St. Ignatius College, fol- 
lowed by 6 months at Bryant & Stratton Busi- 
ness College in 1881; m. Chicago, Oct. 20, 1886, 
Susan Riordan; children: Robert Joseph, Jr., 
Frank M., Susan L., Joseph Edward, Paul A., 
Walter J., Aloysius. Since leaving school in 
1881 has been continuously engaged in the 
baking business, beginning with the D. F. 
Bremner Baking Co., and later with the Am. 
Biscuit Co.; then for 6 years with the National 
Biscuit Co., from whom, on Jan. 1, 1904, ac- 
quired the plant formerly known as the Wil- 
liam Schmidt Bakery, now employing 70 hands 
in the manufacture of bread and cakes. R. C. 
Mem. Catholic Order of Foresters. Office: 75-81 
Clybourn Av. Residence 2839 N. Ashland Av. 

BRENT ANO, Theodore, jurist; b. Kala ma- 
zoo, Mich., Mar. 29, 1854; s. Lorenzo and Caro- 
line Brentano; ed. public schools, and in Ger- 
many and Switzerland; erad. Law School of 
Nat. Univ. (LL.M.); m. Chicago. May 17, 1887, 
Minnie Claussenius; children: Johanna von 
Tilly, Carola, Dorothy. Home has been in Chi- 
cago since 1859; admitted to bar by Supreme 



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Court, D. C., 1882; atty. in office of corporation 
counsel, 1887; asst. city atty., Chicago, 1888; 
in private practice, 1889-90; elected, 1890, 
judge Superior Court, Cook Co., to fill unex- 
pired term; re-elected, 1891 1897, 1903. pres- 
ent term expires 1909. Republican. Mem. Ger- 
mania Maennerchor. Club: Marquette. Ad- 



1878; A.M., Lake Forest Univ 1889)- s 
James Madison and Nancy Ann (Baelev) 
Bridge; m. 1874, Mae Manford Teacher in 
various chairs since 1873, now emeritus prof 
medicine Rush Med. College (med dept Univ 
of Chicago); mem., 1881-4 and twice ores' 
Chicago Board of Education'; Republican mem' 



, manufacturer; b. 
Franklin Co, Me., Nov. 26, 1852; s Cyrus H. 
and Mary (Hunter) Brett; went to Minnesota 

in f*f} y , bo ? rho ^- : ed ' Public schools of Dover 
and Mankato, Minn ; m. at Dover, Minn, on 
Mar. 18, 1875, Martha A. Carpenter; children: 
George, Lucy, Nellie. Was engaged in agricul- 
tu K?I? ck ??f ln f ^ nd me r can ,tile business 
"""L 1 , 89 * 4 ' and llved 15 y ear ? ln South Dakota, 
In 1894 became connected with Douglas & Co., 
of Minneapolis, and in 1901 with the Midland 
Linseed Co of which is mgr. Republican, 
Office: 56-60 W. Division St. Residence: 2725 

N '^ il iSr l i, e - Av :, 

BSEWSTEB, Edward Beater, banker bro- 

ker; b. Brockport, N. Y., 1842; s. Frederick W. 
and Jeannette (Downs) Brewster; ed. Brock- 
port Collegiate Institute; m. Mary, daughter 
of Hiram Niles, Buffalo, N. Y.; children; Wai- 
ter S. Brewster, Mrs. J. Condit Smith, Pauline 
Brewster. Left school at 15; became clerk in 
dry goods store, Brockport, 1 year; then in 
Insurance office, Buffalo, attending night 
course of commercial college; located in Chi- 
cago, 1860; employe banking house, 1860-8; 
wholesale grocer, 1868-72; banker and broker. 
1872, Wrenn & Brewster; since 1876 head of 
firm of Edward L. Brewster & Co. Dir. Chicago 
Edieon Co., Commonwealth Electric Co., W. 



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BBEWSTEB, Walter Stanton, banker and 
broker; b. Evanston, 111., Sept. 4, 1872; s. Ed- 
ward Lester and Mary (Niles) Brewster; ed. 
St. Paul's School, Concord, N. H., until June, 
1891, Yale Univ. (A.B.), 1895; m. Chicago, Jan. 
24, 1903, Kate Lancaster. In 1896 entered the 
ervlce of Edward L. Brewster & Co., bank- 
ere and brokers, and in Jan., 1899, was admit- 
ted to the firm, and July 1, 1904, Edward L. 
Brewster & Co. were succeeded by the firm 
of Russell, Brewster & Co. Mem. and governor 
Chicago Stock Exchange and mem. New York 
Stock Exchange. Clubs: Chicago, Onwentsia, 
Saddle and Cycle, Mid-Day; also University 
and Yale of New York. Office: 137 Adams St. 
Residence: 53 Twentieth St. 

BRIDGE, George Smith, commission mer- 
chant, grain and hay; b. on farm, Jefferson Co., 
Wis., June 28, 1860; s. Robert and Isabella 
(Kelley) Bridge; ed. public schools and State 
Normal School, Whitewater, Wis. ; m. Chicago, 
Jan. 19, 1887, Betsy A. Randall; children: Isa- 
bella, George Randall. Engaged in milling busi- 
ness at Whitewater, Wis., 1881-4; special 
partner in firm of T. D. Randall & Co., com- 
mission merchants, Chicago, 1885-95; gen. 
partner same firm, owning half interest in 
business, 1895-1902; withdrew from T. D. Ran- 
dall & Co., 1902, establishing in own name as 
commission merchant in grain and hay, and in 
1903 admitted John R. Leonard as partner, 
firm becoming Bridge & Leonard. Mem. and 
dir. Chicago Board of Trade. Republican. Con- 
gregationalist. Mason: Home Lodge 508, A. F. 
& A. M., Chicago Chapter, Chevalier Bayard 
Commandery, K. T. Clubs: Hamilton, Colonial, 
Saddle and Sirloin. Office: Board of Trade, 
Residence: Evanston, 111. 

BEIDGE. Norman, M.D.; b. Windsor, Vt., 
Dec. 30, 1844; ed. public schools of Illinois 
and High School, Sycamore, 111.; grad. Chicago 
Med. College (now med. dept. Northwestern 
Univ.), 1868; (also M.D., Rush Med. College, 



Acad. of Sciences, A. Acad of 
corresponding mem. Acad. Sciences, Arts and 
Letters of Wis. Dir. Mexican Petroleum Co 
Page Woven Wire Fence Co., Union Savings 
Bank (Pasadena). Author: The Penalties of 
Taste, and Other Essays, 1898- The Rewards 
of Taste and Other Essays. 1902; Book of Lec- 
tures on Tuberculosis, 1903; also 40 papers on 
medicine and cognate subjects in med iour- 
nals and books. Clubs: Union League Hamil- 
ton (Chicago); California Club (Los Angeles 
Calif.). Office: 34 Washington St Chica- 
K > 217 s - Broadway, Los Angeles, Calif. Resi- 
dence: Pasadena, Calif., most of the year. 

BBIGGS, David C., mgr. and 2d vice-pres 
United Shirt and Collar Co.; b Easton N Y' 
Nov. 20, 1849; s. David C and Cordelia (Beck'-' 
er) Briggs; ed. public schools New York State- 
m. Auburn, N. Y., 1888, Miss Franc Cottrell' 
Manufacturer of shirts, collars and cuffs since 
1881; came to Chicago as mgr. of the Chicago 
branch of the United Shirt and Collar Co of 
Troy, N. Y., 1893, of which is now 2d vice- 
pres. Independent in politics. Master Mason 
Clubs: Chicago, Union, Onwentsia Office- 2(j- 
228 Adams St. Residence: 10 Astor St 



furnace offices, Harvey and Ishpeming Wis 
Sept. 17, to Dec. 19, 1873; night telegraph 
operator C., M. & St. P. Ry., Western Junc- 
tion, Wis., Dec. 19, 1873, to May 29, 1874, and 
at Racine, Wis., for same road to Nov 2 1874- 
cashier C. & N.-W. Ry., Ishpeming, Nov. 2, 
1874, to Mar. 21, 1879; entire service since 
then with same road; agent at Peshtigo, Wis., 
1879-80; Ishpeming, Mich., 1880-82; traveling 
freight agent, Fond du Lac., Wis., 1882-5; 
chief clerk general freight dept., Chicago, 
1885-8; division freight agent Wisconsin, Ga- 
lena & Madison and Madison & Peninsular di- 
visions, 1888, until Jan. 1, 1893; asst general 
freight agent, 1893-1900; since Feb. 1, 1900, 
general freight agent, C. & N.-W. Ry. Clubs: 
Union League, Mid-Day, Chicago Athletic, 
Hamilton, Skokie Country, Church. Office: 22 
5th Av. Residence: Glencoe, 111. 

BBIGHT, Matthew M., pres. International 
Gas and Fuel Co.; b. Fayetteville, Tenn. ; s. 
John M. and Zurilda (Buckner) Bright; ed. 
private schools in Tennessee, Franklin (pub- 
lie) School, Washington. D. C., Fayette Mili- 
tary Acad., Tennessee, E. Texas Univ., grad- 
uatlng, 1880; studied civil engineering and 
law under private tutors. After leaving col- 
lege practiced civil engineering, principally 
mining and land surveying; was chief engi- 
neer of Rugby (English) Colony, Rugby, 
Tenn.; chief engineer, successively, of Helen- 
wood Coal Co., Tenn., Roan Mountain Steel 
and Iron Co., N. C., and Virginia, Ten- 
nessee & Carolina Steel and Iron Co.; then 
financial agent in London, Eng., of Nashville 
& Tellico R. R. Co. (Tenn.). Tellico Manufac- 
turing Co., etc.; dir. and asst. gen. mgr. Ger- 
man-Am. Oil Co., of Texas (U. S. A.) and Ber- 
lin (Germany); gen. mgr. N. Galveston Land 
Co., Texas. Located permanently in Chicago, 
1902, now being pres. International Gas and 
Fuel Co., making a specialty of equipping 
manufacturing and other plants with fuel oil 



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burners complete. Also partner in firm of 
Bright. Williams, Perron & Co.; asst. sec. and 
dlr. U. S. Engineering and Contracting Co.; 
dlr. Mexican Salt Corporation; dir. and treas. 
Southern Development and Realty Co. Was 
commissioner for State of Tennessee to Uni- 
versal Exposition at Paris, 1889. Presbyterian. 
Office: Railway Exchange Bldg. Residence: 
3535 Ellis Av. 

BRILL, Qeorge Mackensie, civil and mechan- 
ical engineer; b. Poughquag, Dutchess Co., N. 
Y., Mar. 24, 1866; s. Thomas and Mary (Kurd) 
Brill; attended public schools; preparatory ed- 
ucation Wilbraham (Mass.) Acad.; grad. elec- 
trical and mechanical engineering, Cornell 
Univ., 1891; m. 1892, Achsah A. Quick, of New 
York; children: Elliot, Meredith, Roland. After 
graduation, became technical expert for Sol- 
vay Process Co., Syracuse, N. Y., 1891-5; chief 
engineer for same company, Detroit, Mich.; en- 
gaged in constructing new plant for same 
company, 1895-7; supervising engineer and late 
general engineer Swift & Co., packers, Chica- 
go, 1897-1900; constructing for them during 
Spanish-Am. War and subsequent Am. occu- 
pation, eight refrigerator plants in Cuba and 
the West Indies; also two electric power sta- 
tions, one in Chicago and one at St. Joseph, 
Mo.; since 1900 in general practice as consult- 
ing engineer and special expert in chemical 
engineering, electric railways and mechanical 
plants. Mem. Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engi- 
neers, Am. Soc. of C. E., Western Soc. of En- 
gineers, Soc. for Promotion of Engineering 
Education and the Franklin Institute of Phila- 
delphia, Office: 204 Dearborn St. Residence: 
6613 Harvard Av. 

BBXNCKEBHOFF, Henry Morton, electrical 
engineer; b. Fishkill-on-Hudson, N. Y., Apr. 
20. 1868; s. Peter Remsen and Helen (Morton) 
Brinckerhoft* ; grad. Stevens Institute of Tech- 
nology, 1890; m. Chicago, Jan. 20, 1903, Flor- 
ence L. Fay. Began electrical work in employ 
Thomson-Houston Co. on construction work 
W. End St. Ry. Co., Boston; asst. engineer in 
power house Utica Belt Line St. Ry., 1891-2; 
foreman in charge car equipment, Gen. Elec- 
tric Co., In Boston and on Coney Island and 
Brooklyn Ry. ; asst. electrical engineer In- 
tramural Ry., World's Columbian Exposition, 
Chicago, 1893, first 3d-rail elevated road of 
U. S. ; became, Aug. 1, 1894, electrical engineer 
Metropolitan W. Side Elevated Ry., Chicago, 
for which he equipped first elevated road for 
city transportation with electricity; later asst. 
gen. mgr. and now gen. mgr. same company. 
Mem. Am. Soc. Electrical Engineers, Western 
Soc. Engineers. Club: Illinois. Office: 169 E. 
Jackson Boul. Residence: 349 Ashland Boul. 

BBINK, Arthur Perry, express; b. Stock- 
bridge, Vt., Nov. 11, 1855; s. Washington Per- 
ry and Fidelia S. (Holland) Brink; ed. public 
and high schools of Chicago, graduating 1874, 
followed by course in Bryant & Stratton Busi- 
ness College; m. Chicago, Jan. 6, 1876, Nina 
M. Meader; children: Percival Arthur, Cora 
Fidelia, Olive. In 1873 entered the express 
business founded by his father in 1859, and 
Incorporated in 1879; now gen. mgr. and treas. 
Brink's Chicago City Express Co. Pres. Ra- 
venswood Historical Soc. Mason (32); St. 
Bernard Commandery, K. T. ; Medinah Temple, 
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; mem. Royal 
League and Royal Arcanum. Republican. Club: 
Ravens wood. Office: 134 W. Monroe St Resi- 
dence: 1582 Sheridan Rd. 

BBINTNALL, William Henry, banker; b. 
Attica, Wyoming Co., N. Y., Nov. 17, 1847; s. 
Solva and Janet (Hurd) Brintnall; ed. New 
York State and Chicago public and high 
schools; m. Warsaw, N. Y., Aug. 8, 1876, Ger- 
trude Shattuck; children: Charles S., Henry 
S., Leslie C., Gertrude. Came to Chicago from 
Suspension Bridge, N. Y., May, 1863; in 1866 
became clerk in his father's hardware store 
firm of Brintnall, Terry & Belden, later Brint- 



nall, Lamb & Co., until latter firm went out 
of business, 1883; with father started the 
Drovers Nat. Bank, of which was cashier until 
Jan., 1900, and pres., 1900-2. In Dec., 1902, the 
Drovers' Deposit Nat. Bank was organized and 
succeeded to the business of the Drovers' 
Nat.; since then pres. Drovers Deposit Nat. 
Bank; also pres. Drovers Trust and Savings 
Bank since its organization, Feb., 1902, and 
pres. Drovers Safe Deposit Co. Republican. 
Mem. Evangelical Church. Clubs: Union 
League, Hamilton, Bankers, Kenwood. Office. 
4201 S. Halsted St. Residence: 4621 Ellis Av. 

BHISTOL, Edward Samuel, agricultural im- 
plements; b. London, Eng., 1842; s. Joseph and 
Mary A. (Gunn) Bristol; came to U. S., with 
parents, 1848, locating in the East, but in 1854 
removed to a farm in Livingston Co., 111.; 
attended district school winters until 1861, 
when enlisted as private in Co. D, 52d Illinois 
Infy. Volunteers; served in Army of the West, 
under Gens. Grant and Sherman, first in the 
16th and later in 15th Army Corps; re-enlisted 
when first term expired and served through 
the war until mustered out in July, 1865, tak- 
ing part in battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh, 
Corinth, the Atlanta Campaign and the March 
to the Sea; m. 1865, Elsie S., daughter of 
Thomas Brooker, of Livingston Co., 111. After 
war resumed farming in Livingston Co. until 
1868, when came to Chicago and entered in 
and was employed by agricultural implement 
dealers until 1877, when, with F. M. Gale, 
established the firm of E. S. Bristol & Co., 
agricultural implements; firm changed in 1882 
to E. S. Bristol & Gale, and later was incor- 
porated under present style of Bristol & Gale 
Co., of which Is pres. Office: 112 W. Washing- 
ton St. Residence: 1690 W. Monroe St. 

BBXTTAXH, Joseph Xing, real estate; b. 
Greenville, Mercer Co., Pa., Dec. 27, 1867; s. 
Jeremiah R. and Nancv Davidson (King) Brit- 
tain; ed. Greenville (Pa.) High School, Thiel 
College, Greenville, Pa.; m. Chicago, June 15, 
1896, Harriet D. Borland; one son: Ashleigh 
Woodruff. Started in a LaSalle St. real estate 
office in 1888 as rent collector on small salary, 
and after a few months was put in sales dept. ; 
in 1891 opened office under name of J. K. Brit- 
tain & Co.; in 1901 consolidated with Wm. H. 
Brown & Co., as Wm. H. Brown & Co., dealing 
largely in North Dakota lands, and in Nov., 
1903, the firm name was changed to Wm. H. 
Brown Co. & Brittain, dealing extensively in 
Chicago real estate and first mortgages and 
carrying on a large business in North Dakota 
lands. Vice-pres. North Dakota corporation, 
known as Wm. H. Brown & Co. Mem. Chicago 
Real Estate Board. Sec. St. Ry. Committee. 
Republican. Elder in Normal Park Presbyte- 
rian Church. Office: Tacoma Bldg. Residence: 
6749 Wentworth Av. 

BBOBEBG, Oustaf, newspaper publisher; b. 
Nykoping, Sweden, Oct. 20, 1858; s. Anders 
Gustaf and Elizabeth Mathilda (Gylling) Bro- 
berg; ed. public school, Nykoping, Sweden, 
1864-70; m. Chicago, Mar. 1, 1884, Bertha 
Helena Gloor; 1 daughter: Elizabeth. After 
leaving school went to sea as cabin-boy and 
sailor, off and on, until 1874; came to U. S., 
1877, and served at Life Saving Station No. 
5, Buffalo, N. Y., until 1880; came to Chicago, 
and was employed by A. Mortensen & Co., 
steamship agents, 1880-3; since 1883 has been 
in steamship agency business for himself, and 
was western passenger agent, 1894-9, of the 
Dominion Line Steamship Co. Now also pres. 
of the Gus. Broberg Publishing Co. (incor- 
porated, 1905), publishers of the Svenska 
Nyheter newspaper. Republican. Lutheran. 
Mason: King Oscar Lodge, Lincoln Park Chap- 
ter, St. Bernard Commandery, Mystic Shrine. 
Mem. Independent Order of Svithiod. Office: 69 
E. Kinzie St. Residence: 1152 Sheridan Rd. 

EBOCKLEBANK. John Charle* Fremont, 
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York; b. St. Catherines, Can., June 1, 1854; s. 
John W. and Catherine (Waugh) Brocklebank; 
ed. St. Stephen's College, Annandale, N. Y., and 
law dept. of New York Univ. ; m. Chicago, July 
8, 1890, Anna Woodward Durell; 1 daughter: 
Caroline Rae. Admitted to New York bar, 1876; 
was connected with the Mutual Life Insur- 
ance Co. of New York, in New York City, un- 
til 1885, when came to Chicago as representa- 
tive of the Manufacturers' Paper Co. of New 
York, of which is now 2d vice-pres. and West- 
ern mgr. Republican. Episcopalian. Was mem. 
of 71st Regt., N. Y. N. G. Mem. S. A. R., Soc. 
of Foreign Wars, Colonial Soc. Clubs: Chicago 
Athletic, Glen View, Edgewater Golf (pres.). 
Office: The Rookery. Residence: 3009 Kenmore 
Avenue. 

BRODE, Willard Demetrius, physician and 
surgeon; b. on farm at Prosper, Fillmore Co., 
Minn., Sept. 21, 1870; s. Peter and Lucy (El- 
liot) Erode; early education in country 
schools; attended Decorah Institute, Decorah, 
la., 1889-90, Valparaiso Normal School, Val- 
paraiso, Ind., 1891-2, pursuing scientific and 
preparatory med. courses; attended Rush Med. 
College, Chicago, 1893-6, graduating M.D., 
1896; m. Valparaiso, Ind., Aug. 30, 1900, Clara 
Bell Heogle; one daughter: Geraldine Burnetta 
(b. Feb. 13, 1903). Began practice of medicine, 
1896, at Union Mills, Ind.; removed from 
there, June 15, 1899, to Chicago, where has 
since practiced medicine and surgery. Attend- 
ing physician to Queen Victoria Memorial 
Hosp., and attending physician and surgeon 
to Western Sanitarium; prof, of physical di- 
agnosis and the principles and practice of 
medicine at Queen Victoria College for 
Nurses. Mem. Advisory Board of Cook Co. 
Hosp. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc., Illinois State 
Med. Soc. Dir. Tilden and Red Cloud Mining 
Co. Republican. Baptist. Mem. I. O. O. F., K. P. 
Office: 571 W. Madison St. and Chicago Sav- 
ings Bank Bldg. Residence: 207 S. Leavitt St. 

BBODHEAD, Lucas, farmer, pres. Ashland 
Blk. Assn.; b. Frankfort, Ky., Apr. 12, 1844; 
s. Lucas and Mary Cordelia (Price) Brodhead; 
ed. private school of B. B. Sayre, a cele- 
brated educator of Frankfort, Ky. ; m. Rich- 
mond, Ky., June 29, 1880, Sallie W., daughter 
of Rev. Robert L. Breck, D.D. On Jan. 1, 1866, 
had flour and feed store at 144 Franklin St., 
Chicago; from Sept. 1, 1866, to Nov. 1, 1869, 
managing partner in Montgomery Mills and 
later in the Black Hawk Mills at Aurora, 111.; 
from Nov., 1869, to May, 1903, agent for the 
Woodburn Farm at Spring Station, Ky. ; part- 
ner in mill and milling firm of Hord, Brod- 
head & Co., Aurora, 111., 1872-97; in 1884 built 
the Lexington (Ky.) Roller Mills, and organ- 
ized the Lexington Roller Mills Co., of which 
is vice-pres.; in 1900 organized the J. E. M. 
Milling Co., at Frankfort, Ky., of which is 
vice-pres.; In 1892, together with late R. A. 
Waller, leased the ground and built the Ash- 
land Blk. at Chicago, and, on death of Mr. 
Waller, became pres. of the Ashland Blk. 
Assn. Is executor of the estate of A. J. Alex- 
ander, and trustee under will of R. S. C. A. 
Alexander. Mem. New York Genealogical and 
Biographical Soc., the Virginia Historical Soc., 
Soc. Sons of the Revolution of Kentucky. Gold 
Standard Democrat. Presbyterian. Office: Ash- 
land Blk. Residence: Versailles, Ky. 

BRODIE, Andrew M., clergyman; b. Aurora, 
Can., 1858; s. Alexander and Martha (Heapy) 
Brodie; grad. Guelph Collegiate Institute, 
Canada, 1881, Chicago Theological Seminary, 
1888; S.T.D., Olivet College, 1898; D.D., Berea 
College, 1901; m. Chicago, 1888, Charlotte 
Moore Colby; children: Bessie, Grace, Donald, 
Charlotte, Clarence. Pastor Columbia Congre- 
gational Church, Cincinnati, O., 1888-91; First 
Congregational Church, Manistee, Mich., 1891- 
1900; Hinsdale (111.) Congregational Church, 
1900-3; supt. Illinois Home Missionary Soc. 
since Oct., 1903. Dir. Olivet College, Michigan, 



and Chicago Theological Seminary. Republi- 
can. Office: 153 LaSalle St. Residence: 4318 
Lake Av. 

BROEI,Ii, Albert Charles, physician; b Du- 
buque, la., Mar. 4, 1864; s. John and Rosa 
(binniger) Broell; grad. grammar and high 
schools, Dubuque, la., Chicago Med. College, 
M.D., 1886; m. Chicago, Oct. 1, 1896, Agnes 
Happel; children: Frederick Gaudenz, Rose 
Helen, Albert Frank. Engaged in practice of 
medicine in Chicago since graduation in 1886; 
asst. attending physician St. Joseph's Hosp., 
1890; attending physician, same, 1895; several 
years attending physician of the Home for 
the Aged; attending obstetrician LaSalle Av. 
Hosp. Mem. German Med. Soc., Illinois State 
Med. Soc., Am. Med. Assn., Chicago Med. Soc. 
Catholic. Office and residence: 131 Fremont St. 

BROMBEBCJ, Isidore, merchant; b. Frank- 
fort-on-Main, Germany, Feb. 15, 1876; s. Mo- 
ritz and Rose (Gordon) Bromberg; ed. public 
schools, Frankfort-on-Main, until 1888. Came 
to Chicago, 1889, and entered the business 
established by his father as a fur-skin dresser 
and dyer, in which business he later became 
a partner; firm has built up a very large busi- 
ness in that line. Democrat. Office: 566-8 N. 
Halsted St. Residence: 256 Racine Av. 

BROMBERG, Moritz, merchant; b. Breslau, 
Silesia, Germany, Nov. 23, 1847; s. Jacob and 
Eva Salzberg Bromberg; ed. public school in 
Germany; m. Breslau, Germany, 1873, Rose 
Gordon; children: Louis, George, Helen, Han- 
nah, Isidore. Came to U. S., 1886; resided in 
New York 1 year and became resident of Chi- 
cago, 1887, establishing the business which 
he now (with his son, Isidore) conducts as 
M. Bromberg & Son, fur-skin dressers and 
dyers. Has been in the business from boyhood, 
In Germany and the U. S. ; and is known as an 
expert in the line. Democrat. Mem. National 
Union. Office: 566-8 N. Halsted St. Residence: 
256 Racine Av. 

BRONSON, Edward Pitkin; born at Water- 
bury, Conn., Apr. 27, 1847; s. Pitkin and Sarah 
Scovllle (Merriam) Bronson; ed. public 
schools at Waterbury, New Haven Co., Conn.; 
m. Detroit, Mich., Mar. 22, 1876, Ida E. Robin- 
eon; children: John Stanard, Ethel Robinson, 
Mildred Merriam. Was sec. and treas. of the 
Waterbury Button Co., Waterbury, Conn., 
1866-70; with Stanard, Bronson & Co., flour 
merchants, New Orleans, La., 1870-3; vice- 
pres. E. O. Stanard Milling Co., St. Louis, Mo., 
1873-87; of firm of Ripley & Bronson, St. 
Louis, 1887-93; vice-pres. and gen. mgr. Cum- 
berland Mills, Nashville, Tenn., 1893-1903; 
vice-pres., sec. and dir. Star and Crescent 
Milling Co., Chicago, Jan. 1, 1904, to May, 
1905; since then with H. C. Cole Milling Co., 
Chester, 111. Republican. Congregationalist. 
Mem. S. A. R. Address: Chester, 111. 

BROOKE, Preeborn D., clergyman; b. Ore- 
gon, Ogle Co., 111., Dec. 27, 1858; s. William 
and Paulina Roena (Healy) Brooke; ed. public 
school of Eagle Point, 111.; m. Ridott. 111., 
June 28, 1882, Lizzie B. Bardell; children: 
Clarke Harding, William Sullivan, Lena Har- 
riet, Mae Evangel. United with the Illinois 
Annual Conference of the Free Methodist 
Church and traveled in the itinerancy for 10 
years; elected to the District (Presiding) El- 
dership, 1891, and served the church in that 
capacity for 11 years; elected for twelfth 
term, 1901, but resigned and was appointed 
pastor of Englewood Free Methodist Church, 
to which he has been reappointed each suc- 
ceeding year. Sec. Old People's Rest Home; 
treas. Chicago Industrial Home for Children; 
sec. board of dirs. Evansville Seminary; pres. 
Free Methodist Ministers Mutual Aid Soc. 
Prohibitionist. Address: 5253 Dearborn St. 

BROOKE, Thomas Preston, conductor, com- 
poser; b. Leavenworth, Kan., June 7, 1856; B. 
Thomas Preston and Ann (Ketner) Brooke; 
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education, Boston. Has composed the music of 
two comic operas, numerous concert pieces, 
and over 100 two-steps and military marches; 
m. La Orosse, Wis., Oct. 1, 1880, Miss Minnie 
C. Fox; children: Ada Lou, Thomas Preston. 
Conductor Chicago Marine Band since 1893. 
Vice-pres. and gen. mgr. of Brooke's Casino 
and Exposition Co. Clubs: B. P. O. E. No. 4, 
K. P., Columbian Knights, Illinois Athletic. 
Office: 260 Wabash Av. Residence: 460 Sixtieth 
St. 

BROOKS, Everett "Wellington, lumber mer- 
chant; b. Cambridge, Mass., Dec., 1840. Estab- 
lished lumber firm of E. W. Brooks & Co., 
later the Brooks & Ross Lumber Co., of which 
he is pres., with mills at Schofieid, Wis., and 
main office In Chicago; also became yice-pres. 
of the Prairie River Lumber Co., Parish, Wis., 
and the Wisconsin Valley Lumber Co., Harri- 
son, Wis.; vice-pres. Union Wire Mattress Co. 
Office: 171 LaSalle St. 

BROOKS, James Carter, lumber; b. Salem, 
Mass., Aug. 25, 1837; s. William H. and Sarah 
(Carter) Brooks; ed. public schools of Cam- 
bridge, Mass., and private schools in Boston; 
m. 1867, Rose, daughter of Samuel T. Hamble- 
ton, of Cincinnati, O. ; children: Alice H., Edith 
G., James H. Came to Chicago, 1856, and 
worked at measuring lumber and in other 
capacities for Artemas Carter, 1856-9; em- 
ployed with C. Mears & Co., 1859-60, and then, 
Mr. C. Mears retiring, became a partner in 
Mears, Bates & Co., until 1879, when he retired 
and spent a year in Europe. He became, in 
1866, a stockholder in the Oconto Co., and soon 
after became interested in the Bay Noquet 
Lumber Co.; later he became a dir. in these 
companies, and in 1880, George Farnsworth 
retiring, he succeeded as pres. of both com- 
panies. Republican. Unitarian; mem. Unity 
Church. Club: Union. Office: Masonic Temple. 
Residence: 87 Cass St. 

BROOKS, Jonathan Williams, Jr., merchant; 
b. Norwich, Conn., Sept. 6, 1847; s. Jonathan 
Williams and Delia A. (Cary) Brooks; ed. 
Farmers' College, College Hill, O. ; m. Chicago, 
Aug. 12, 1876, Mary L. Raymond; children: 
Paul R., Raymond, Gary, Ruth, Caryce, Hugh, 
Esther, Cyril. Began business life May 8, 1864, 
in the china and glassware business and on 
Feb. 1, 1872, became a mem. of the firm of 
Pitkin & Brooks, later incorporated; was pres. 
of company, 1891-1901; now vice-pres. Repub- 
lican. Presbyterian; mem. Kenwood Evangeli- 
cal Church. Clubs: Union League, Athletic, 
Kenwood, Tolleston, Kenwood Country, Home- 
wood. Office: Corner Lake & State Sts. Resi- 
dence: 4912 Woodlawn Av. 

BROOMELL, Chester Chapin, real estate 
and loans; b. Chicago, Feb. 19, 1862; s. George 
D. and Ellen (Chapin) Broomell; ed. Chicago 
public schools, graduating from Hayes School, 
1875; Central High School, 1879; m. Chicago, 
July 2, 1888, Lena F. Johnson; children: Ellyn 
C., Francis J., Mary. Was mem. of night force 
of Chicago Public Library, 1877-80; with A. 
W. Wheeler, wholesale hardware, 1879-82; 
with Lapp & Flershem, wholesale jewelers, 
1882-4. In 1884 became associated with Je- 
rome J. Danforth in the preparation of a set 
of abstract indexes, and early in the year 
1885, with him, organized and incorporated 
the Cook Co. Abstract Co., of which was treas. 
until 1890, and upon its enlargement and re- 
organization as Chicago Title and Trust Co., 
became mgr. of the Guarantee Dept., and was 
a prominent factor in introducing and popu- 
larizing the system of guaranteeing titles now 
In general use in Cook Co.; became sec. of the 
company about the year 1900, and so remained 
until consolidation of the three leading ab- 
stract companies of Chicago; then became one 
of the organizers and incorporators of First- 
Mortgage Bond and Trust Co., of which was 
sec. and dir. until it was absorbed by the 
Royal Trust Co., after which (Oct. 1, 1904) 



associated with brother, Francis E. Broomell, 
in real estate and loan business, under style 
of Broomell Bros., succeeding to the business 
of C. J. Hambleton & Co. (established 1856,). 
Republican. Clubs: Chicago Whist, Hamilton. 
Office: 226 Reaper Blk. Residence: 337 N. Cen- 
tral Av. (Austin). 

BROOMjBiiii, George Dare, retired; b. Ches- 
ter Co., Pa., July 27, 1832; s. John and Letitia 
(Parry) Broomell; worked on farm and at- 
tended school until 18 years old; then taught 
and attended school for 3 years; attended 2 
terms at Whitesboro, N. Y. ; was principal of 
a Friends' Select School in Chester, Co., Pa., 2 
terms, and had charge of a boarding school 
in New Jersey; m. Chicago, 1861, Ellen B. 
Chapin; children: Chester C., George D., Fran- 
cis E. Was engaged in business in Philadel- 
phia, 1854-6; made several trips to Chicago 
and came to the city permanently, in 1856; 
principal of Dearborn School, 1857-63; in busi- 
ness 1863-5; resumed position as principal of 
Dearborn School, 1865-6; principal of Haven 
School, 1866-9; first incumbent of office of 
Asst. Supt. of Schools of Chicago, 1869-70; du- 
ties proved too onerous for his state of health, 
and at his own request was relieved and ap- 
pointed teacher of mathematics in Chicago 
High School, which place held until 1882, 
when resigned to become mem. of firm of 
Wanzer & Co., commission merchants on Chi- 
cago Board of Trade, which continued until 
1893; since then retired. Widely known as ad- 
vocate of phonetic reform in English spelling. 
Unitarian. Office: 95 Clark St. Residence: 496 
W. Monroe St. 

BBOPHY, Truman William, dentist; b. Cook 
Co., 111., Apr. 12, 1848; ed. public schools, 
Kane Co., 111., and Elgin (111.) Acad. ; grad. 
Pennsylvania College Dental Surgery, D.D.S. ; 
grad. Rush Med. College, M.D. (honorary 
LL.D., Lake Forest Univ.); m. 1873, Emma 
Jean (died, 1899). Clubs: Union League, Illi- 
nois, Chicago Athletic, Glen View. Office: 31 
Washington St. Residence: 176 Ashland Boul. 
Summer Home: Fox Lake, 111. 

BEOUSSEAU, Zenophile P., grain commis- 
sion; b. LaPrairie, P. Q., Can., Oct., 1840; s. 
Louis and Marguerite Brousseau; ed. schools 
of his native place. At 15 moved to Malone, N. 
Y., and was employed in a store; came to Chi- 
cago, 1860, and the following year became a 
mem. of the Board of Trade; after the fire of 
1871 resumed business and established present 
Board of Trade commission firm of Brousseau 
& Co. Democrat. Former mem. Public Library 
Board; pres. Franco-Am. Publishing Co., pub- 
lishers of Courrier de 1'Ouest, leading western 
journal in the French language. Clubs: Chi- 
cago, Columbus. Office: Board of Trade. Resi- 
dence: 1950 Barry Av. 

BHOWER, Daniel Roberts, M.D.; b. Phila- 
delphia, 1839; grad. Polytechnic College, Phil- 
adelphia (M.S.), 1860; M.D., Univ. of George- 
town, 1864; (A.M., Wabash College; LL.D., 
Georgetown, Kenyon College and St. Ignatius 
College, 111.); asst. surgeon U. S. V., 1864; now 
prof, nervous and mental diseases Rush Med. 
college; also prof, nervous diseases Post- 
Graduate School, Chicago; author of numerous 
monographs and a text book on insanity. Club: 
Illinois. Office: 34 Washington St. Residence: 
597 Jackson Boul. 

BROWN, Archibald L., manufacturer; b. 
Chicago, Oct. 17, 1867; s. Edwin Lee and Mary 
Lapham (Babcock) Brown; ed. private tutors; 
m., 1st., Washington, D. C., Mar. 30, 1891, 
Grace, daughter of Chief Justice Melville W. 
Fuller; she died in spring of 1893, and the son 
by this marriage, Melville Fuller Brown, died 
when 3 months old; m., 2d., Buzzard's Bay, 
Mass., July 14, 1894, Hester Vail Wentworth; 
one son: Warren Wentworth. Now pres. West- 
ern Sand Blast Manufacturing Co. Republican. 
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Washington Park, Glen View. Office: Twenty- 
first St. and Marshall Boul. Residence: 46 
Pine Grove Av. 

BROWN, Charles Albert, lawyer; b. Man- 
chester, N. Y., Aug. 25, 1858; s. Thomas A. 
and Emily A. Brown; ed. public schools of 
Penfield and Falrport, N. Y., until 1875, grad. 
Univ. of Rochester, A.B., 1879 (A.M., 1889); 
grad. law dept., Lake Forest Univ., LL.B., 
1890 (Master of Law, 1891); m. Chicago, July 
27, 1892, Carolyn Cotton; children: Kenneth, 
Malcolm, Meredith, Winifred, Barbara. On 
graduation from college, 1879, entered service 
of Western Electric Manufacturing Co.; be- 
came mgr. of Its successor, the Western Elec- 
tric Co. In Chicago, and continued in that posi- 
tion until 1891, when he began the practice of 
law; makes a specialty of patent business, 
both In the securing of patents and attending 
to patent litigation. Is dir. of the Stromberg- 
Carlson Telephone Manufacturing Co., Am. 
Spiral Pipe "Works, the Milwaukee Sanitarium 
Assn. Mem. Phi Beta Kappa. Republican. 
Clubs: Law, Union League, Hinsdale, Hinsdale 
Golf. Office: Monadnock Blk. Residence: Hins- 
dale. 

BROWN, Charles Edward, sec. Central Elec- 
tric Co.; b. Philadelphia, July, 1866; s. George 
F. and Catherine (Wagner) Brown; ed. public 
schools. Was employed for 5 years In the 
wholesale dry goods house of Marshall Field 
& Co., prior to 1890, when became connected 
with the Central Electric Co., electrical sup- 
plies, of which he has been sec. since 1892. 
Clubs: Union League, Calumet, Mid-Day, On- 
wentsia. Residence: Lake Forest, 111. 

BROWNE, Charles Francis, artist; b. Na- 
tlck, Mass., May 21, 1859; s. George Warren 
and Emellne (Wetherbee) Browne, of old New 
England stock; studied at Boston Art Mu- 
seum, 1882-4; Pennsylvania Acad. of Fine 
Arts, 1885-7, and at ficole des Beaux Arts 
under Grome and other masters, 1887-90. In- 
structor and lecturer on history of art, Chi- 
cago Art Institute. Edited Brush and Pencil, 
Feb., 1897, to Sept.. 1900. Exhibited at Paris 
Exposition, 1889 and 1900; World's Columbian 
Exposition, 1893, and the important current 
exhibitions. Mem. Soc. Western Artists. Chi- 
cago Soc. of Artists. Office: Fine Arts Bldg. 

BBOWN, Charles LeRoy, lawyer; b. Mey- 
ersdale, Pa., Dec. 14, 1874; s. George W. Ira 
and Magdalene (Miller) Brown; parents 
moved, 1878. to Dixon, 111., where still re- 
side; ed. Dixon (111.) public schools, 1880-9: 
grad. Dixon College, A.B., 1892; special 
courses in Univ. of Michigan, 1893-5; grad. 
Northern Illinois College of Law, LL.B., 1897. 
After leaving college worked for Chicago In- 
ter Ocean and for country newspapers as re- 
porter and correspondent. Studied law with 
William Barge, of Dixon. and after admission 
to bar in 1897 was associated In practice with 
him for few months; in fall of 1897 entered 
practice with James W. Duncan and Marcus 
Kavanagh (now Judge of Superior Court) in 
Chicago; in law dept. of N. Chicago St. R. R. 
Co., 1898-9, atty. for Chicago Union Traction 
Co., 1899-1901; since 1901 In general practice 
of law in association with James W. Duncan. 
Mem. Chicago Law Institute, General Alumni 
Assn. of Univ. of Michigan. Republican. 
Clubs: Chicago. Washington Park. Office: Ash- 
land Blk. Residence: Chicago Club. 

BBOWN, Charles Turner, patent atty.; b. 
Royalton, Vt., May 3, 1849; s. Jonathan Mar- 
ston and Susan Stone (Turner) Brown; ed. 
public schools and Gaskell's Business College, 
Manchester, N. H., and In Philadelphia (Pa.) 
Polytechnic Institute; widower; children: Mrs. 
Alice Brown Ross, Maud Brown. Practiced civil 
engineering, 1872-9; read law and was admit- 
ted to practice by Supreme Court of Illinois, 
Nov., 1881. Pres. Automatic Car Seal Co. Dem- 
ocrat Pres. Chicago Soc. of Anthropology. Of- 
fice: Unity Bldg. Residence: 307 Park Av. 



BROWN, Edward Osgood, jurist, lawyer; b. 
Salem, Mass., Aug. 5, 1847; s. Edward and 
Eliza (Dalton) Brown; grad. Brown Univ., 
1867; law studies In office of Ives & Lincoln, 
Salem, Mass., and at Dane Law School, Har- 
vard; m. Chicago, June 25, 1884, Helen Ger- 
trude Brown. Admitted to bar, 1870; associate 
clerk Supreme Court, Rhode Island, 1870-1; 
began practice In firm of Peckham & Brown, 
Chicago, 1872; candidate for judge Superior 
Court, 1893; counsel for Lincoln Park Com- 
missioners, 1894-7. Radical Democrat; nation- 
ally active in Single Tax movement; elected,, 
June, 1903. judge Circuit Court for term 1903- 
1909, and Is also one of the judges of the Ap- 
pellate Court. Clubs: Iroquois. Chicago Liter- 
ary (Chicago); Reform (New York). Has writ- 
ten several legal papers and pamphlets relat- 
ing to littoral rights on Lake Michigan; many 
papers and pamphlets on the Single Tax and 
other economic, political and historical sub- 
jects. Office: Ashland Blk. Residence: 400 N. 
State St. 

BBOWN, Edwin Franklin, banker, manufac- 
turer; b. Auburn, Me., Jan. 26, 1862; s. Edwin 
Lee and Mary Lapham (Babcock) Brown; ed. 
Evanston, 111. High School and Univ. of Illi- 
nois; m. Chicago, Sept. 10, 1885, Sarah B. 
Vowell; 1 daughter: Lucile Vowell Brown. 
Was pres. Brown Bros. Manufacturing Co. 12 
years, now its vice-pres. ; pres. the Manufac- 
turers' Bank since Oct. 12, 1903; pres. Brown 
Specialty Machinery Co.; sec. Union Gas and 
Electric Co. Republican; sub-treas. National 
Republican Committee in 1896 and 1900. 
Clubs: Evanston Country (charter mem.), Chl- 
caero Automobile (charter mem.), Chicago Ath- 
letic, Chicago Yacht. Was also charter mem. 
Chicago Bicycle. Office: Cor. Jackson Boul. 
and Clinton St. Residence: Evanston, 111. 

BROWNE, Francis Fisher, editor The Dial 
since 1880; pres. The Dial Co.; b. S. Halifax, 
Vt.. Dec. 1, 1843. Learned the printers' trade 
and attended high school at Chicopee, Masjs., 
leaving school for service in 46th Massachu- 
setts Volunteers. 1862-3; studied law Roches- 
ter. N. Y., and Univ. of Michigan, 1866-7; m. 
1867, Susan Seaman Brooks, Rochester, N. Y. 
Editor Lakeside Monthly, Chicago, 1869-74; 
literary editor of The Alliance. 1878-9. Author 
and editor of numerous books and papers. 
(See Who's Who in America.) Chairman Com- 
mittee on Congress of Authors at World's 
Congress Auxiliary of Columbian Exposition, 
1893. One of founders (1874), and now honor- 
ary mem. Chicago Literary Club: honorary 
mem. Caxton Club. Chicago; Twilight Club, 
Pasadena, Calif. Office: Fine Arts Bldg. Resi- 
dence: 6116 Lexington Av. 

BBOWN, Frank Arnold, manufacturer; b. 
Chicago, Oct. 14, 1872; s. D. Paul and Ellen M. 
(Francis) Brown; ed. Ravenswood public 
school. Michigan Milltarv Acad. and Lake 
View High School; m. Chicago. Ausr. 14, 1895. 
Ella Grace Bryan. In Mar., 1894, went to work 
for Squire Dlngee Co., manufacturers of pick- 
les, vinegar, etc.; later took charge of sales 
and Chicago office; became vlce-pres., later 
treas., and Is now pres. of the company. Re- 
publican. Methodist. Mason. Mem. Royal 
League and Nat. Union. Club: Ravenswood. 
Office: 171-177 Clybourn PI. Residence: 822 
Wilson Av., Ravenswood, 111. 

BBOWN, Frank Edward, banker; b. Peru, 
Ind., Feb. 13, 1850; s. Francis Carter and 
Eliza (Hilton) Brown; removed to Chicago, 
1857; ed. Brown School and W. Division High 
School, Chicago; m. Chicago. July 12, 1882, 
Corinne Stubbs; children: Edward Fred, Co- 
rinne, Philip Sydney. When 18 years old en- 
tered employ of Smith Bros., wholesale gro- 
cers; later became chief clerk of construction 
for the Rockford, Rock Island & St. Louis Ry., 
and subsequently was in charge of one of the 
grain elevators of Chicago. In 1875 entered 
service of Third National Bank as a book- 



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keeper and upon its failure, In 1877, was em- 
ployed by First National Bank as bookkeeper, 
later becoming chief clerk, and finally, In 1900, 
asst. cashier. Office: First National Bank. Ad- 
dress: La Grange, 111. 

BROWN, Frederick Anson, lawyer; b. Deca- 
tur, 111., Aug. 9, 1867; s. Josiah and Sarah 
Elvira Brown; grad. Univ. of Michigan, LL/.B., 
1889; m. Tacoma, Wash.. Jan, 7, 1891, Mary 
Lois Roby; children: Kilburn Roby, Mary 
Lois Admitted to Illinois bar, 1889, practiced 
at Decatur, 111., 1889-90; at Tacoma, Wash., 
1890-8; In Chicago since 1898, becoming, 1902, 
senior mem. of the firm of Brown & Ailing 
(with Charles Ailing, Jr.). Dir -if,' Ho- 
ard Assn., and Kenilworth Sanitarium. Re- 
publican. Presbyterian. Mason; K. T., Shriner. 
Clubs: Union League, Homewood. Office: Ta- 
coma Bldg. Residence: 5115 Greenwood Av. 

BROWN, George Francis, gen. mgr. the 
Pullman Co. since 1885; b. Chicago, Oct. 1, 
1843; a. S. B. and Minerva Townsend Brown; 
ed. Bloomington, 111., public and private 
schools; m. Franklin, Ky., 1865, Miss Catherine 
Wager. Chief clerk U. S. q: m. dept., Oct., 1861, 
to Feb., 1866; entered railroad service, 1867, 
as sec. and treas. for receiver Memphis, Clarks- 
ville & Louisville R. R.; agent in charge of 
war claims and agent freight dept. Illinois 
Central R. R., 1868-9; sec. Bloomington Fire 
Insurance Co., 1869-71; with the Pullman Co. 
since 1871, successively as clerk, asst. to gen. 
supt., for 7 years acting gen. supt., gen. supt. 
1880-5, and gen. mgr. since 1885. Clubs: Union 
League, Onwentsia, Pullman. Office: Pullman 
Bldg. 

BROWN, Georjre W., lawyer; b. Du Page 
Co., 111., May 17, 1859; s. James and Rosanna 
Brown; ed. public schools of Wheaton, 111., 
and at Northwestern College, Naperville, 111.; 
began study of law in office of Hoyne, Horton 
& Hoyne, and grad. Union College of Law, 
Chicago, in class of 1883; engaged in prac- 
tice at Wheaton, 111.; elected co. judge of Du 
Page Co., 1890, and again in 1894, resigning, 
1897, on being nominated as Circuit judge; re- 
elected, 1903; was appointed by the Supreme 
Court as justice of the Appellate Court at 
Ottawa, in the 2d district, and later in the 
Appellate bench of the 3d district at Spring- 
field; served as chief justice of both courts; 
was chief justice of the latter court when he 
resigned to resume the practice of law; now 
a mem. of the law firm of Knight & Brown. 
Has large real estate interests in Du Page 
Co., and is vice-pres. of the Gary-Wheaton 
Bank, of Wheaton, 111. Republican. Office: 100 
Washington St. Residence: Wheaton, 111. 

BROWN, Harry Adams, sec. and treas. 
Squire Dingee Co.: b. Providence. R. I., Jan. 
17, 1876; s. David Paul and Ellen M. (Francis) 
Brown; ed. Chicago public schools; m. Chi- 
cago, Apr. 14, 1898, Maud Billings; 1 daugh- 
ter: Nellie Francis. Began business career in 
real estate office, and afterward with Sweet, 
Dempster & Co. In 1898 became connected 
with Squire Dingee Co., manufacturers of 
pickles, as office man; in 1902 became sec. and 
treas. of the company. Republican. Office: 173 
Clybourn PI. Residence: 2541 N. Paulina St. 

BROWN, Barry Forbes, Western mgr. of 
Neptune Meter Co.; b. Red Oak, la., Dec. 10, 
1872; s. G. B. and Mary (Forbes) Brown; ed. 
public schools of Red Oak, la,, and Iowa State 
College, Ames, la., graduating 1892; m. Ames, 
la., June 18, 1895, Blanche Granger. Was en- 
gaged in various mercantile and banking en- 
terprises at Red Oak, la., from 1892 until 
1900; came to Chicago in Mar., 1900, to take 
present position as Western mgr. for the Nep- 
tune Meter Co., of New York City, in which 
position has since continued. Republican. K. P., 
mem. of Laramie Lodge, No. 152, of Iowa. Of- 
fice: 54-60 S. Canal St. Residence: 667 Pine 
Grove Av. 



BROWN, Hemau Hampton, physician, ocu- 
list; b. Jersey Shore, Pa., July 8, 1863; s. 
George R. and Elizabeth G. Brown; ed. both 
literary and med. depts. of Univ. of Michigan 
(M.D., 1886); m. Adrian, Mich., 1886, Myrtle 
L. Poucher; children: Myrtie, Belle. After 
graduation established in practice in Ohio, and 
for 4 years was U. S. Pension examining 
surgeon under the Harrison administra- 
tion; came to Chicago, 1892, and has since 
practiced as a specialist in ophthalmology, 
otology, rhinology and laryngology. Was for- 
merly associated in dept. of ophthalmology In 
the Chicago Policlinic, and in same dept. of 
the Illinois Charitable Eye and Ear Infirm- 
ary; now pres. and prof, of ophthalmology in 
the Illinois Med. College. Mem. of Chicago 
Ophthalmological Soc., Ohio State Med. Soc., 
Western Ophthalmological Soc.; Am. Med. 
Assn., Chicago Med. Soc., Illinois State Med. 
Soc., Mississippi Valley and Tri-State Med. 
Socs., etc. Mem. the advisory and consulting 
staff of Cook Co. and Columbus Hosps. Repub- 
lican. Clubs: Union League, Mid-Day. Office. 
103 State St. Residence: 838 N. Park Av. 

BROWN, Henry Temple, mem. of firm Chase 
& Sanborn, importers of teas and coffees; b. 
Yarmouth, N. S., Jan. 21, 1866; s. George S. 
(mem. of the Provincial Parliament) and Eliz- 
abeth (Bond) Brown; attended Boston public 
schools; grad. Boston English High School, 
1885; m. Chicago, Nov., 1893, Anna F. Lenz; 
children: Elizabeth Anna, Ronald Norman. On 
graduation obtained a position in the coffee 
importing business in Boston, and a year later 
entered the employ of Chase & Sanborn. For 2 
years traveled for them through Nebraska and 
Colorado, and in 1888 became asst. mgr. of 
the Chicago dept. of the firm, devoting partic- 
ular attention to the development of the tea 
business. Became a partner in the firm, Jan. 1, 
1900. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Skokie Country. 
Office: 10-18 Lake St. Residence: 1905 Barry 
Av. 

BBOWN, James Korean, physician; b. Gal- 
veston, Tex., Aug. 10, 1877; s. Moreau R. 
(M.D.) and Alice (Dougherty) Brown; ed. 
grammar schools of Galveston, Tex., Univ. 
School, Chicago, Med. Dept. of the Univ. of 
Illinois, graduating, M.D., Apr. 17, 1899. Now 
prof, of laryngology and speech defects at 
Dearborn Med. College; asst. prof, of laryngol- 
ogy Chicago Policlinic; laryngologist Cook Co. 
Hosp. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc., Illinois State 
Med. Soc., Am. Med. Assn. Clubs: Calumet, 
Washington Park. Office: 34 Washington St. 
Residence: Winnetka, 111. 

BROWN, John A., lawyer; b. Tannersville, 
Greene Co., N. Y., June 21, 1876; s. James and 
Catherine (Goggin) Brown; ed. private tutors 
and, later, in N. Division High School (Chi- 
cago), Kent College of Law, LL.B., 1898; Illi- 
nois College of Law, post-graduate course, 
LL.B. and LL.M., 1899. Started in study of law 
by occupying position as clerk of Circuit 
Court of Cook Co. under Frank J. Gaulter, be- 
coming familiar with all clerk's duties; later 
clerk in law office of Lackner & Butz. When 
Jacob J. Kern retired from State's Atty's of- 
fice, 1896, and formed a partnership with 
Elisha S. Bottum, started in with them; Mr. 
Bottum died in 1898 and Charles D. Fullen be- 
came partner, as Kern & Fullen; became silent 
partner in that firm, and upon retirement of 
Mr. Fullen, 1900, firm assumed present style 
of Kern & Brown; general practice, civil and 
criminal, and formation of large industrial 
corporations; firm has been opponent In all of 
the Board of Trade litigation over quotations. 
Sec., treas. and dir. Barry Dock Co.; pres. and 
dir. Cleveland-Schaefer Co.; trustee Illinois 
College of Law. Democrat. Catholic. Mem. Phi 
Alpha Delta (legal fraternity), Chicago Bar 
Assn., Central Y. M. C. A., regent Illinois 
Council, Royal Arcanum. Clubs: Press, Lincoln 



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Park. Office: 79 Clark St. Residence: 403 On- BROWN, Paul, lawyer- b McHenry Mc- 

tarlo St. Henry Co., 111., Dec. 1. 1864;' s. Dr. Henry T. 

BROWN, John Haven, rubber goods; b. and Almlra M. Brown; ed. common and high 
Stoneham, Mass., Aug. 21, 1842; s. John K. schools of McHenry Co.; studied law in office 
and Mary D. (Hartley) Brown; ed. public 9.f Hoyne, Horton & Hoyne; m. 1888. Grace A., 
schools of Stoneham, Mass.; served in Union daughter of O. W. Owen, of McHenry Co.; 
Army, 1861-4, 1st private in 1st Co. of An- children: Paul Donald, Grace Dorothy, Clar- 
drews Massachusetts Sharpshooters, for 14 ence Raymond. Admitted to bar, 1885, and a 
months, and after that 22 months in the bat- J, ew months later was appointed Master In 
talion of U. S. Engineers, 1861-4, receiving Chancery of tne Circuit Court of Cook Co. 
discharge as artificer of engineers; m. Chicago, (resigned 1893). In 1889 joined Clarence A. 
Apr. 12, 1876, Martha J. Mooar; 1 daughter: Knight in firm of Knight & Brown; dissolved 
Mary L. After the war settled in St. Louis, al1 19 03; since Dec. 1, 1903, a mem. of the 
Mo., where he was engaged in the rubber ""n of Horton & Brown. Republican. Mason, 
goods business; later went east in same line Clubs: Union League, Hamilton. Office: First 
and in Jan., 1884, came from Brooklyn, N. Y., National Bank Bldg. Residence: Glencoe, 111. 
to Chicago, as mgr. for the Gutta Percha and BROWN, Richard Hunt, physician; b New 
Rubber Manufacturing Co. (established in York City, Dec. 2, 1862; s. Richard and Thalia 
New York, 1855), in which position he has (Newton) Brown; grad. high school, Canfleld, 
since continued; Francis E. Miller has been O., 1879; 3 years at Franklin College Frank- 
joint mgr. since 1897. Republican. Mem. George lin, Ind. ; grad. College of Physicians and 
G. Meade Post, G. A. R. Club: Chicago Athletic. Surgeons, Chicago, 1891, as M.D., with second 
Office: 96-8 Lake St. Residence: 547 W. Sixty- honors; m. Fremont, O., Apr. 6, 1893, Elva L 
second St. Powers; children: Ralph Powers, Eben New- 

BROWN, Lincoln, investments; b. Gales- ton - .Since 1891 in med. practice in Chicago; 
burg, 111., Sept. 23, 1861; s. Luke S. and El- specialist in diseases of the ear, nose and 
mina (Wright) Brown; resident of Chicago throat. Since 1892 has conducted clinic at 
since 1868; ed. public and high schools of West Side Dispensary in this specialty. Asso- 
Chicago to 1876. In 1876 entered law offices of ciate clinical prof, of diseases of ear, nose and 
Walker, Dexter & Smith, in which read law throat at Med. School of Univ. of Illinois, 
and remained until 1884; sec. of the Metcalf Mem. Chicago Med. Soc., Illinois State Med. 
Stationery Co. until 1891; retired 1891-5; since Soc., Am. Med. Assn. Independent in politics. 
1895 in real estate business in Chicago, hand- Congregationalist. Office: 70 State St. Resi- 
ling property for Boston parties. Pres. Elk de " c J.J?J. 7 Jackson Boul. 

Rapids Iron Co. Mason (32 s ). Clubs: Caxton, BROWN, Sanger, physician; b. Bloomfleld, 

Chicago Athletic, Washington Park, City; also Ont - Can., Feb. 16, 1852; s. Stewart and 

Rowfant (Cleveland). Office: 160 Washington Catherine (Comer) Brown; ed. Ontario public 

St. Residence: 1453 Maple Av., Evanston. schools; Albert College Univ., Belleville, Ont. 

BROWN, lot, railway official; b. Rockford, ^ dl s o11 i" ar J and , I n ln 1 ? erln8 k 187 J- 3 l ; 
111., Dec. 25, 1855; s. William A. and Abigail fj ad : ?, el ^ v ," e Q I J OB P- 1 M t d - iS?l le |, e> ,, Ne ^, T* rkl 
Brown; ed. Talbot Hall, Nebraska City, Neb., } 88 ' m " &* ' K 1885, Bella Christy; 
and in public schools of Omaha, Neb.; m. Ne- L**" 1 SJL'SSj- T rff5* S? ys 4- cia ?8R? i 8p< r for 
braska City, Neb., Sept. 24, 1889. Annie Wilcox y"^ Ma^ State ST> for Tn^ no ^ 8^2- 
Payne; children: Robert Allen, Lucy Ellen. if. Mas , s -,' s A tat( ? Hos ,P- fo I 5 B %% B i 881 '?' 
Was editor and part owner of the Nebraska B J om l n / dale ( As> : 1 c U 8 m ' New , York> 1882-6; act- 
City Press, 1875-84. Entered service of Chi- }"* , med - *& J 8 * 6; . pr - neurology, Post- 
cago, Burlington & Quincy R. R. Co., Oct. 15, Graduate Med. School, Chicago s nee 1890; 
1884, as bill clerk at Chicago. Became travel- K*- medical jurisprudence and hygiene, Rush 
ing freight agent, 1885-6; local freight agent Med - College, 1892- <; now associate prof, med - 
at Chicago, 1886, to Mar., 1901; since latter c ? ne and clinical medicine, College of Physi- 
date commercial agent of same company. Re- an * and Surgeons, Chicago. Conducted (with 
publican; former mem. of Town Board of Cic- Pro . f - E v A - Schafer) series of vivisection ex- 
ero; was mem. of Cook Co. Republican Central P erlm ?"t? n monkeys at Univ. College, Lon- 
Committee; now mem. at large from Cook Co., don > . 1 6 : 7 ' whl ch afforded first conclusive 
in Republican State Central Committee. Elect- Pfoof that in these animals the center for 
ed Nov., 1904, elector at large from State of vision is in the occipital lobe. Results were 
Illinois on Republican presidential ticket, published as: An Investigation into the Func- 
Clubs: Twentieth Century, Morton Park. Of- tions of the Occipital and Temporal Lobes of 
fice: 211 Clark St. Residence: Morton Park, the Monkey's Brain, Philosophical Transac- 
111 tions, Royal Soc. of London, 1888. Wrote: Hered- 

BROWN, Moreau Roberts, physician; b. Gal- itary Ataxia, with Clinical Report of 25 cases, 

veston, Tex., July 26, 1853; s. James Moreau Brain, 1892; Responsibility in Crime from the 

and Rebecca Ashton (Rhodes) Brown; ed. pri- Medical Standpoint, Popular Science Monthly, 

vate schools, Chester (Pa.) Acad., Jefferson December, 1894. Physician in charge Kenil- 

Med. College, Philadelphia, and in med. dept. worth Sanitarium, Kenilworth, 111. Clubs: Chi- 

of Univ. of Louisville, from which was grad- cago Athletic, University, Glen View. Mem. 

uated in 1876; took post-graduate courses in Chicago Med. Soc., Am. Med. Assn., Chicago 

Germany and Austria; twice m.; 1 son: James Neurological Soc., London (England) Neuro- 

Moreau Brown, by first wife; m., 2d., Jeaner- logical Soc., Fellow New York Acad. of Medi- 

ette. La., July 18. 1887, Louise Grevemberg; cine. Office: 100 State St. Residence: Kenil- 

1 daughter: Rebecca Alice Brown. After worth, 111. 

graduation began practice in Galveston, Tex., BROWN, Taylor Everett, lawyer; b. St 
where was house physician Galveston City Louis. Mo., Jan. 22, 1860; s. Capt. Henry 
Hosp., county physician of Galveston Co., Stuart and Emma Jane (Taylor) Brown; ed. 
quarantine physician of Galveston and city public and high schools, St. Louis, until 17 
physician of Galveston. Came to Chicago 1886; years old; learned trade of pattern-maker at 
specialist in diseases of throat, ear and nose. Vulcan Iron Works. St. Louis; worked at trade 
Prof, of laryngology, rhinology and otology in until 1882; took partial law course at Union 
Chicago College of Physicians and Surgeons; College of Law, Chicago, 1883; was patent 
prof, of laryngology and rhinology, Chicago office draftsman, 1883-4; m., 1st, Chicago, Jan. 
Policlinic. Fellow of the Am. Laryngological 30, 1888, Fannie Garrison Dayton (died Dec. 
Soc. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc., State Med. Soc., 28, 1901); children: Melville S., Taylor G. (de- 
Medico-Legal Soc. Med. dir. of National Union, ceased), Charles Everett, Jessie Imogen, Day- 
Club: Physicians. Office: 34 Washington St. ton Reginald E., Fannie Susan; m.. 2d, Nov. 3, 
Residence: Winnetka, 111. 1904, Jessie May Catlin, Ripon, Wis. Admitted 



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to bar, Mar., 1884; since 1887 mem. Poole & 
Brown, solicitors of U. S. and foreign letters 
patent for inventors, securing copyrights, reg- 
istering trade-marks and labels, and attending 
to litigation in Supreme Court of U. S., U. S. 
Circuit Courts of Appeals, and other Federal 
courts. Served in Missouri N. G., 1877-80; 
then in I. N. G., as private, corporal, color- 
sergeant, lieut., capt. and major, until retired 
as maj. (at his own request), Nov., 1899; 
served in 1st 111. Vol. Infy. and Provisional 
Battalion of Engineers in U. S., Cuba, and 
Porto Rico in Spanish-Am. War, 1898. Mem. 
Military Order Foreign Wars of U. S.; com- 
mander Illinois Commandery and treas.-in- 
chief Nat. Commandery Naval and Military 
Order Spanish-Am. War; mem. Veteran Corps, 
1st Infy. I. N. G. Was first officer of U. S. A. 
to land in Porto Rico (Guanica) and was rec- 
ommended for brevet maj. U. S. V., "for gal- 
lantry in action" by Gen. Miles, and name was 
sent to Senate by Pres. McKinley, etc. Episco- 
palian; St. Paul's Church, Hyde Park; mem. 
Men's Club of Christ Church, Brotherhood of 
St. Andrew, sec. and treas. Church Home for 
Aged Persons, incorporator and trustee Chi- 
cago Home for Convalescent Women and Chil- 
dren; pres. Nat. Conference of Church Clubs. 
Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Church; also mem. 
Missouri Athletic Assn. Office: Marquette 
Bldg. Residence: 5136 Hibbard Av. 

BBOWK, Walter Zolvah, treas. Illinois Life 
Insurance Co.; b. Coventry, Conn., Oct. 26, 
1855; s. Walter C. and Sarah A. (Clark) 
Brown; ed. public schools and Natchaug 
(Conn.) High School at Willimantic, Conn.; 
m. South Paris, Me., 1880, Mabel Phelps; chil- 
dren: Walter G., Edith, Burton, Edwin, Mil- 
dred. Taught school in Connecticut, 1872-3; 
cashier and bookkeeper for B. F. Spinney & 
Co., shoe manufacturers, Lynn, Mass., to 1880; 
then went to New York, where was treas. to 
the receiver of the Lackawanna & Pittsburgh 
Ry. (subsequently reorganized as the Lacka- 
wanna & Southwestern Ry.) and was identi- 
fied with other railroad projects; next was in 
banking and brokerage business on Wall St.; 
came to Chicago, 1892, and was with the Rock- 
wood Bros., wholesale grocers, and in 1894 
became identified with the Illinois Life Insur- 
ance Co., of which has ever since been an offi- 
cial and treas. for past 3 years. Republican. 
Presbyterian. Club: Hamilton. Office: 134 Mon- 
roe St. Residence: 427 Orchard St. 

BROWN, William, Jr., lawyer; b. Jackson- 
ville, 111., Oct. 24, 1870; s. William and Clara 
(Robb) Brown: ed. public schools, Jackson- 
ville, 111., 1878-86, Whipple Acad., Jacksonville, 
111., 1886-7, Illinois College, Jacksonville, 111., 
1887-9, U. S. Military Acad., West Point, N. 
Y., 1889-92; law dept. Washington Univ., St. 
Louis, Mo., 1894-6, graduating LL.B.; m. Chi- 
cago, Dec. 30, 1903, Marguerite, daughter of 
William R. Manierre. Admitted to bar, June, 
1896. and entered law dept. of Chicago & Alton 
R. R. Co., remaining until 1900; formed part- 
nership with T. J. Scofleld as Scofleld & 
Brown, representing Chicago & Alton Ry. Co. 
as district attys., and the Missouri, Kansas 
& Texas Ry. Co., as local attys. In Apr., 1903 
(with Eugene E. Trussing and Hoyt King), 
formed firm of Prussing, Brown & King, 
which succeeds to the railroad connections of 
Scofield & Brown, and also engaged in a gen- 
eral law practice. Democrat. Episcopalian. 
Mem. Phi Delta Phi, legal fraternity (on exec- 
utive council, 1897-9, and its vice-pres., 1898- 
1899). Clubs: City, Law, Glen View, Kenwood 
Country. Office: The Rookery. Residence: 397 
Superior St. 

BBOWK, William Henry, real estate dealer; 
b. Warren, 111., May 14, 1860; s. Thomas and 
Mizabeth (Campbell) Brown; ed Lena 111 
public schools, Cedar Falls, la., Normal 
Schools and Valparaiso, Ind., Business College- 
m. South Dakota, 1885, Hattie Aunger; chil- 



dren: Paul E., Ethel F., Cecil A., Raymond P. 
Was engaged in real estate business for many 
years before coming to Chicago, in 1901. Now 
senior mem. of Wm. H. Brown Co. & Brittaln, 
real estate; also pres. William H. Brown Co., 
North Dakota lands. Mem. Chicago Real Es- 
tate Board. Republican; was mayor of Devil's 
Lake, N. Dak., 1900-1. Mason. Office: Tacoma 
Bldg. Residence: 10101 S. Wood St. 

BROWN, William Listen, merchant in pig 
iron and iron ores; b. St. Joseph, Mich., Aug. 
23, 1842; s. Hiram and Jane Reese Tilton (Lls- 
ton) Brown; came to Chicago, 1848; ed. public 
and private schools, Chicago; m. Sept. 27, 
1871, Mrs. Catherine Seymour Bigelow, daugh- 
ter of Dr. Stephen Seymour, a pioneer homce. 
physician of Chicago. Began business career, 
1859, as clerk for a Board of Trade commis- 
sion house; served in Chicago Mercantile Bat- 
tery of Light Artillery, 1862-5, in" Vicksburg 
campaign and Red River Expedition, etc.; re- 
turned to Chicago; became interested in iron 
business; one of organizers, 1883, and sirtce 
then member firm of Pickands, Brown & Co., 
one of largest in U. S. in iron and iron ore 
trade. One of organizers, 1890, of Chicago 
Shipbuilding Co.; since 1899, pres. Am. Ship- 
building Co. (Consolidated Lake Ship Yards) ; 
pres. S. Chicago Furnace Co.; dir. First Na- 
tional Bank. Republican. Trustee Chicago New 
Church (Swedenborgian) Soc. ; trustee Chicago 
Orchestral Assn. Clubs: Chicago, Commercial, 
Caxton, Tolleston, Glen View, Evanston, 
Evanston Country, Castalia, Fishing, Mid- 
Day. Office: The Rookery. Residence: Evanston, 
111. 

BROWNING, Oranville Williams, lawyer; b. 
Indianapolis, Ind., Mar. 14, 1856; s. George T. 
and Elizabeth (McClung) Browning; grad. 
Univ. of Michigan, B.S., 1877; m. Lake Geneva, 
Wis., Sept. 13, 1903, Carrie Woolfolk. Admitted 
to bar, June, 1880; partner of Samuel M. 
Moore, Chancellor of the Superior Court, until 
1886; of firm of Woolfolk & Browning, 1890-5; 
of firm of Browning & Shepard since 1898. 
Master of Chancery of Superior Court since 
1897. Democrat. Att'y of West Town of Chi- 
cago, 1886-7; candidate for Circuit Court 
Judge, 1893, 1897; special counsel for City of 
Chicago since 1897. Mem. Chicago Bar Assn. 
Presbyterian. Clubs: Chicago, University, On- 
wentsia, Saddle and Cycle, Law. Office: Hart- 
ford Bldg. Residence: 604 E. Division St. 

BROWNING, Thomas Walter, broker in 
stocks, grain and provisions: b. Philadelphia, 
Jan. 4, 1866; s. William H. and Elizabeth 
(Bolton) Browning; ed. public schools; m. 
Chicago, Apr. 5, 1904, Esther St. John. Came 
to Chicago in 1879 and worked as office boy 
for the old firm of William Young Co.; mem. 
of the Board of Trade since 1890; mem. of 
the firm of Pringle, Fitch & Rankin, formed 
Mar. 1, 1904. Republican. Clubs: Chicago Ath- 
letic, Union League, Colonial. Office: Board of 
Trade. Residence: 81 E. 48th St. 

BRTJMBACK, Arthur Henry, physician; b. 
Hancock Co., 111., Mar. 31, 1862; s. Thomas 
Benton and Abbie D. (Southwick) Brumback; 
ed. public schools of Hancock Co., 111., Car- 
thage College, Carthage, 111.; grad. College of 
Physicians and Surgeons, Chicago, M.D.. 1884; 
m., 1st., Augusta, 111., Dec. 12, 1884, Rose G. 
Steed; m., 2d., Milwaukee, Wis., July 17, 1889, 
Sophia J. Wiborg; children: Benton Lee, Ma- 
rion. After graduation, 1884, located in prac- 
tice of medicine at Mound Station, Brown Co., 
111., two years; after that practiced 4% years 
at Kansas City, Mo.; since Oct. 1, 1890, prac- 
ticing at Chicago; staff physician at West 
Side Hosp. and Cook Co. Hosp. Prof, of physi- 
cal diagnosis at College of Physicians and 
Surgeons. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc. Republican. 
Mason (32). Mem. Royal League, Royal Ar- 
canum, K. P., North American Union. Clubs: 
Illinois, Physicians. Office: 100 State St. Resi- 
dence: 530 Jackson Boul. 



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EHUNDAGE, Edward Jackson, pres. Board 
of Co. Commissioners of Cook Co.; b. Camp- 
bell, N. Y. ( May 13, 1869; s. Victor and Maria 
L. (Armstrong) Brundage; removed with par- 
ents to Detroit, Mich., in 18SO; ed. public 
schools of Campbell, N. Y., and Detroit, Mich., 
until 1S83. Employed in railroad office in De- 
troit and Chicago; studied law in leisure hours; 
admitted to Illinois bar, 1892; grad. Chicago 
College of Law, LL.B., 1893. Republican; mem. 
House of Representatives in 41st and 43d Gen- 
eral Assemblies, from 6th Senatorial District; 
elected, Nov., 1904, pres. of the Board of Co. 
Commissioners of Cook Co. Was vice-pres. for 
Illinois of Pan-Am. Exposition at Buffalo, 
N. Y. Mason, K. T., K. P., Royal League, 
Columbian Knights. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, 
Marquette. Office: 153 LaSalle St. Residence: 
225 Osgood St. 

BRTJNSOH, Randolph, physician; b. Pine 
Bluff, Ark., Jan. 12, 1865; s. Dr. Randolph and 
Frances (White) Brunson; early education in 
grammar school of Univ. of The South, Sewa- 
nee, Tenn. ; collegiate course in Univ. of The 
South; med. education in med. college of the 
Univ. of the City of New. York and med. dept. 
of Tulane Univ., graduating M.D., 1888; m. 
Chicago, May, 1897, Helen A. Brewer; 1 
daughter: Frances Atherton. Took up special 
study of eye, ear, nose and throat in New 
York City, London and Vienna, and located in 
practice as specialist in Chicago. Prof, of ear, 
nose and throat disease at Chicago Post- 
Graduate Med. School. Mem. Am. Med. Assn.. 
Mississippi Valley Med. Assn., Am. Acad. of 
Ophthalmology., Otology and Laryngology, 
Chicago Med. Soc. and other med. socs. Dem- 
ocrat. Episcopalian. Office: 103 State St. Resi- 
dence: 1852 Surf St. 

BRUSH, EmerBoii Howard, real estate deal- 
er; b. Brooklyn, N. Y., 1852; s. Joseph B. and 
Sarah (Atwater) Brush; ed. private schools 
and at the Polytechnic Institute, Brooklyn, N. 
Y.; m. Geneva Lake, Wis., 1881, Rena S. 
Sturges. Came to Chicago from New York City 
In 1888, and was connected with mercantile 
pursuits until 1894; since then handling real 
estate and Investments. Also vlce-pres. of the 
Kellogg Switchboard and Supply Co. Republi- 
can. Clubs: Union League. Twentieth Century. 
Office: 90 LaSalle St. Residence: Elmhurst, 111. 

BRTJSHINGHAM, John Patrick, clergyman; 
b. Hornellsvllle, N. Y. ; s. Thomas and Mary 
Brushingham; preparatory education, Olean, 
N. Y.; grad. Northwestern Univ., 1881; theo- 
logical education, Garrett Biblical Institute 
(A.M., D.D., Northwestern); m. Olean, N. Y., 
Oct. 5, 1882, Lillie Norton. Ordained to minis- 
try, Oct. 1, 1880; has since filled pastorates In 
Rock River Conference; now pastor first M. E. 
Church, Chicago. Was delegate Ecumenical 
Methodist Conference, London, 1901; pres. Chi- 
cago Methodist Social Union; pres. Chicago 
Methodist Preachers' Meeting; organizer Mu- 
nicipal Voters' League, Chicago. Club: TJnion 
League. Address: 108 E. Washington St. Resi- 
dence: 831 Millard Av. 

BRYAN, Alfred Cochrane, real estate and 
loan agent; b. Chicago, July 22, 1852; s. Fred- 
erick A. and Ann (Hodgson) Bryan; ed. public 
schools of Chicago; m. Chicago, 1889, Helen A. 
Thompson; children: James A., Beatrice H., 
John F. After leaving school learned printing 
trade; in 1874 engaged In the real estate busi- 
ness and was a partner of George Newberry 
for 3 years; In 1888 was joined by brothers, 
F. W. and J. C., and organized firm of Bryan 
Bros., the firm doing a general business In 
local real estate and loans. Independent in 
politics. Club: Hlnsdale. Office: Lafayette 
Bldg. Residence: Hinsdale, 111. 

BRYAN, Benjamin Butters, commission 
merchant; mem. firm Logan & Bryan; married. 
Mem. Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Stock 
Exchange. Clubs: Union League, Washington 



Park, Chicago Athletic, Glen View. Office: 
Board of Trade. Residence: 5124 Cornell Av. 

B3YAXST, Edward Arthur, pres. E. A. Bryan 
Co., manufacturers of steel tanks and struc- 
tural iron work; b. Peoria, 111., July 16, 1856; 
B. William F. and Jane Evans Bryan; ed. pub- 
lic schools; m. Peoria, 111., Nov. 4, 1886, Miss 
Lucy Gibson; 1 son: William F. Began busi- 
ness life as clerk in grain business, Peoria. 
Since 1884 has been engaged in iron business 
and builder of all kinds of steel storage tanks, 
etc.; in Feb., 1902, organized the E. A. Bryan 
Co., with plant at Harvey, 111., engaged In the 
manufacture of steel storage tanks, steel grain 
elevators, tank cars, and all kinds of struc- 
tural Iron work, of which company is pres. and 
mgr. Mason, K. T., Shriner. Club: Illinois 
Athletic. Office: First National Bank Bldg. 
Residence: 4642 Drexel Boul. 

BRYAN, Frederick William, real estate; b. 
(on site of new Federal Bldg.) Chicago, May 
13, 1848; s. Frederick A. and Ann (Hodgson) 
Bryan; ed. Chicago public schools; m. Chicago, 
Nov. 13, 1873, Nellie Wheeler; one daughter: 
Mrs. H. G. Steinson. After leaving school was 
engaged in the drug business and was for 
years with the firm of Burnhams & Van 
Schaack, and in 1886 became identified with 
real estate business with brothers, A. C. and 
J. C. Bryan, organizing firm of Bryan Bros., 
which has since been engaged in an extensive 
real estate and loan business. Clubs: Chicago 
Athletic, Menoken. Office: Lafayette Bldg. 
Residence: 1033 Touhy Av. 

BRYAN, John Charles, physician; b. Chica- 
go, Oct. 31, 1850; s. Frederick A. and Ann 
(Hodgson) Bryan; ed. public and high schools 
of Chicago; grad. Rush Med. College, M.D., 
1877; m. England, 1888, Mary E. Lynch; 1 
daughter: Marie E. Also since 1866, with 
brothers. A. C. and F. W. Bryan, mem. of 
Bryan Bros., real estate and loans. Mem. Chi- 
cago Pathological Soc. Clubs: Chicago Ath- 
letic, Menoken (ex-pres.). Office: Lafayette 
Elder. Residence: 1079 Washington Boul. 

BRYAN, W. 3. Flumer, clergyman; b. Alle- 
gheny City, Pa., Aug. 30, 1856; s. Samuel S. 
and Kate (Plumer) Bryan; grad. Davidson 
College, North Carolina, A.B., 1875, A.M., 1878, 
Columbia Theological Seminary, B.D., 1878 
(D.D. Centre College, Kentucky, 1892); m. 
Dec. 1, 1887, Alice C. Reid, Staunton, Va.; chil- 
dren: William Plumer (deceased), Alison 
Reid, Helen Reid, George Plumer. From grad- 
uation from theological seminary, 1878, took 
charge of churches in Randolph Co., W. Va., 
until 1887; pastor Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
ville, N. C., 1887-92; pastor Second Presbyte- 
rian Church, Cincinnati, O., 1892-5; since Feb. 
1, 1895, pastor of Church of the Covenant, 
Chicago. Residence: 3 Chalmers PI. 

BRYANT, Arthur W., pres. White Lake 
Lumber Co.; b. Lexington, Mass., Jan. 20, 1847; 
s. Albert W. and Nancy (Wellington) Bryant; 
ed. grammar and high schools, Lexington, 
Mass.; m. Chicago, 1883, Ella Swartley; chil- 
dren: Marion Elizabeth, Elsie Harriet. Came to 
Chicago from Lexington, Mass., in 1865; en- 
gaged in various business lines, first in whole- 
sale drug house and later clerk in bank until 
1872, when with Park & Soper Lumber Co. 
until 1879; since then in wholesale lumber 
business for self and now pres. of the White 
Lake Lumber Co.; also dir. Oak Park Trust 
and Savings Bank. Independent Republican. 
Mason; mem. lodge, chapter and Siloam Com- 
mandery, K. T. Club: Oak Park. Office: 163 
Randolph St. Residence: 234 Maple Av., Oak 
Park 

BRYANT, Henry Willis, pres. Bryant & 
Stratton Business College; b. Cleveland, O., 
July 22, 1855; s. Henry B. and Lucy Stratton 
Bryant (father was pioneer in field of business 
education and with brother-in-law, Henry D. 
Stratton, founded the Bryant & Stratton Busi- 
ness College in Chicago in 1856); came to Chi- 



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cago with parents, 1860; grad. Harvard Univ. 
in class of 1879; m. Chicago, 1887, Miss An- 
toinette Kellogg Re Qua; children: Catherine 
Re Qua and Willis Re Qua. In 1879 became 
associated wflh father in the management of 
the Bryant & Stratton Business College, and 
m 1892 succeeded his father as pres. Also has 
large real estate interests in Chicago and Its 
vicinity. Republican. Club: Union League. Of- 
fice: 315 Wabash Av. Residence: 2973 Prairie 
Avenue. 

BRYANT, John J., grain commission; b. 
Elizabeth, N. J.; ed. public schools, Elizabeth, 
N J. Went to New York, 1863, and was in em- 
ploy of H. B. Claflin & Co., wholesale dry 
goods, until 1864; enlisted, 1864, in 9th New 
Jersey Volunteer Infantry, serving to end of 
war; came to Chicago, May, 1871, and was gen- 
eral agent Elliptic Sewing Machine Co. 2 
years; in employ of C. P. Comstock & Co., 
grain commission merchants, 1873-5; since 
1875 in business for self as senior mem. of 
Bryant & Co. Mem. of Chicago Board of Trade 
from Jan., 1872 (dir. 1883). Office: 145 Van 
Buren St. Residence: Riverside, 111. 

BRYANT, Stowell Lyman, clergyman; b. 
Windham (on the Western Reserve), O., Jan. 
17, 1870; s. Clark L. and Clara (Lyman) Bry- 
ant; grad. Windham (O.) High School, 1887; 
Ohio Wesleyan Univ., Delaware, O., A.B., 1891; 
Boston Univ. School of Theology, B.D., 1893. 
Since 1893 minister of the M. E. Church; 
served churches in Baltimore and Lutherville, 
Md., and for 6 years before coming to Chicago 
was pastor of the St. Paul's M. E. Church of 
Washington, D. C.; since Jan. 1, 1902, pastor 
of Hyde Park M. E. Church, Chicago. Republi- 
can. Residence: 5510 Washington Av. 

BRYSON, William John, retired civil engi- 
neer; b. New Rochelle, N. Y., July 16, 1845; 
B. William and Julia Goodwin Bryson; ed. pri- 
vate schools, followed by special courses in 
civil engineering; m. Emma Edna Horton. Be- 
gan practice of civil engineering in 1865 in 
employ of the U. S. Government on fortifica- 
tion work at Washington, D. C., and in 1867 
was employed on work for the City of Chica- 
go; later returned to Government work In Chi- 
cago, Appleton, Wis., and Oshkosh, Wis., until 
1874, when became asst. engineer of the Chi- 
cago & Alton R. R. until 1900, when retired 
from practice. Dir. James B. Clow & Sons, and 
of Joliet & Chicago Ry. Co. Clubs: Chicago, 
Union League, Hamilton, Washington Park, 
Mid-Day, Edgewater Golf, Saddle and Cycle. 
Office: 203 Michigan Av. Residence: 169 Buena 
Avenue. 

BUCHANAN, Milford De Witt, pres. of Wil- 
mington Star Mining Co., etc.; b. Newport, 
Herkimer Co., N. Y., Oct. 10, 1835; s. Thomas 
and Mary (Churchill) Buchanan; ed. public 
schools; m. Chicago, Oct. 10, 1861, Mary S. 
Wheeler; children; Gordon, Mary C., Mar- 
guerite, De Witt W. Began business life at 
Utica, N. Y., at age of 14, in office of his 
brother, then general freight agent Syracuse 
& Utica Ry. Co.: 2 years later became ticket 
agent at Rome, N. Y., for same road, and later, 
upon consolidation, also ticket agent for Wa- 
tertown & Rome Ry. for both roads, and after- 
ward also for 5 other roads, including the 
New York Central; then became teller Oneida 
Central Bank, Rome, N. Y., until 1857; teller 
Merchants' Savings, Loan & Trust Co., Chi- 
cago, 1857-8; pres. Central Bank, Peoria, 111., 
1858-9; then in 1859 returned to Merchants' 
Savings, Loan and Trust Co., from which 
went, as cashier, to bank of Chapin, Wheeler 
& Co., until 1863, when became mem. of tan- 
ning firm of Buchanan, Richards & Co.; be- 
came paying teller of Merchants' National 
Bank, 1866. and later, with others, purchased 
Commercial National Bnnk, of which was cash- 
ier 7 years; later organized the Prairie Loan 
and Trust Company and was its vice-pres. 
until 1875, when purchased the Wilmington 



Star Mining Co., operating coal mines at Coal 
City, Grundy Co., of which has ever since 
been pres. Also pres. of the Coalfield Co., of 
Coal City. Office: Old Colony Bldg. Residence: 
Oconomowoc, Wis. 

BUCK, Carl Darling 1 , prof. Sanskrit and com- 
parative philology, Univ. of Chicago, since 
1892. (See Who's Who in America for sketch.) 
Address: 5733 Lexington Av. 

BUCK, James P., physician; b. Cambria Co., 
Pa., Feb. 19, 1856; s. John and Rachel (Sherry) 
Buck; ed. district schools and at St. Vincent 
College of Latrobe, Pa., from which graduated 
A.M., 1876; taught school 2 seasons, but in 
1877 entered Jefferson Med. College, Philadel- 
phia, from which was graduated M.D., 1879; 
practiced in Western Pennsylvania, 1879-84; 
post graduate work in med. schools of Vienna 
and Heidelberg, and in universities and hos- 
pitals of Berlin and Prague, 1884-5; m. Chi- 
cago, June 30, 1877, Catherine M. Grass; chil- 
dren: Marie G., Harold F. J., Cecil C. Served 
in Servian army, then at war with Bulgarian 
Roumania, as surgeon, with rank and title of 
capt., 1885-6, and with Dr. Bridges had charge 
of a military hospital; when resigned com- 
mission became asst. to Prof. Hock, lecturer 
on diseases of the eye at Vienna Policlinic; 
returned to U. S., 1887, locating in Chicago, 
where has since been engaged in general 
practice of medicine, but making a specialty 
of surgery. Inventor of various instruments 
and appliances for operative surgery. Mem. 
Chicago Med. Soc., Am. Med. Assn. Office and 
residence: 413 LaSalle Av. 

BUCK, Niels, architect, contractor; b. 
Morso, Denmark, Mar. 24, 1866; s. Christ and 
Cecil Buck; ed. public schools in Denmark; m. 
Chicago, Mar. 1, 1892, Emma Rubart; chil- 
dren: Fred, Downell, Adelaide. Learned trade 
of cabinet-maker in Denmark, near Copen- 
hagen; at age of 17 came to Chicago, and 
started in with A. H. Andrews & Co. as a 
cabinet-maker; was later with Jenson & Dryer 
as superintendent of carpenters and builders; 
studied architecture and became mem. of firm 
and general superintendent of Wheatley, Buck 
& Co. and then from 1893 was In business for 
self as architect and in 1903 was joined by 
Fred Schroeder, forming present firm of Niels 
Buck & Co., contractors and builders. Repub- 
lican. Lutheran. Clubs: Chicago Automobile, 
Oconto, Ravenswood. Office: 125 LaSalle St. 
Residence: 2401 Kenmore Av. 

BUCKINGHAM, Ebenezer, capitalist; b. 
Zanesville, O., Jan. 16, 1829; s. Ebenezer and 
Eunice (Hale) Buckingham; grad. Yale, 1848; 
m. Lucy Sturges. Removed to Chicago, Nov., 
1859, and engaged in the grain and storage 
business from Oct., 1866, to Dec., 1891; pres. 
of the Traders Insurance Co., 1883-1902, and 
pres. of the Northwestern Nat. Bank from 
Aug., 1890, until it was consolidated with the 
Corn Exchange Nat. Bank and the Am. Nat. 
Bank, Sept. 15, 1900. Has been dir. of the 
South Side Elevated R. R. and other large 
corporations. Club: Union League. Office: The 
Rookery. Residence: 2036 Prairie Av. 

BUCKLEN, Herbert E.; b. W. Winfleld, Her- 
kimer Co., N. Y., July 9, 1848; ed. public 
schools of Herkimer Co., N. Y., New York 
State Acad., and finished at a business college 
in Chicago; m. 1879, Bertha E.. daughter of 
Hon. George Redfield. Removed, 1860, with 
parents, to Elkhart, Ind. ; was druggist there, 
1863-79; came to Chicago, 1879, and has since 
been engaged in the manufacture of proprie- 
tary medicines; now pres. and treas. of H. E. 
Bucklen & Co.; also publisher of The Druggist. 
Office: 275 Michigan Av. Residence: 265 Michi- 
gan Av. 

BUCKLEY, Charles Wilbur, grain commis- 
sion; b. Peoria, 111., Aug. 20, 1857; s. Robert C. 
and Elizabeth M. Buckley; ed. public schools 
of Peoria, 111.; m. Peoria, 1882. Nannie B. 
Johnston; children: Robert, Saidee, Warren, 



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Elizabeth. Removed to St. Louis, Mo., 1880, affected by confinement, severed connection 

where was engaged in the grain business until with bank and went to Chillicothe, Mo., where 

1884, when came to Chicago, and has since engaged in buying and handling live stock; 

been continuously engaged in commission became mem. of live stock commission firm of 

business; now vice-pres. Pratt & Buckley. Hunter, Evans & Co., at St. Louis, Mo., May 

commission merchants in grain, provisions. 1, 1876; moved to Chicago, Apr. 15, 1885, and 

etc. Mem. Chicago Board of Trade (dir., 1898- began business under same firm name; in- 

1901). Clubs: Evanston Country, Exmoor. Of- corporated, 1887, as Evans-Snider-Buel Co., of 

fice: Board of Trade. Residence: Highland which was vice-pres. until 1894; since then 

Park. pres. Also of firm of Buel & Pryor, owners 

BTTCKIiEY, Bdmnnd, writer and lecturer; b. of cattle. Pres. Chicago Live Stock Exchange. 

Birmingham, England, Mar. 31, 1855; grad. Republican. Mem. Evangelical Church, Green- 

Univ. of Michigan, 1884; student in Germany, wood and 46th St. Club: Saddle and Sirloin 

1884-5; London, 1885-6; Ph.D., Univ. of Chica- (ex-pres.). Office: Union Stock Yards Resi- 

go, 1894; m. 1885, Sarah S. Craig, M.D. ; prof, of dence: 4444 Greenwood Av. 
philosophy, Doshisha College, Kyoto, Japan, BUELL, Charles Clinton, lawyer; b. Ster- 

1886-92; traveled in China, India, Egypt, Pales- ling, 111., Feb. 14, 1867; s. Clinton C. and Mary 

tine, Europe, 1892-3; fellow in hierology, 1892- A. (Niles) Buell; grad. Sterling High School, 

1893; docent in hierology since 1894, Univ. of and afterward attended Univ. of Illinois, leav- 

Chicngo. Contributor to magazines numerous ing in sophomore year; m. Chicago, Oct. 26, 

articles on religion and art. Editor: Universal 1892, Maude Hoyne; children: Temple Hoyne, 

Religion, 1897; University Lessons in Art, Charles Clinton, Jr., Frances Vedder. Came to 

1901; The World To-Day, 1902-4. Address: 301 Chicago, 1886, and read law in office of uncle, 

E. Fifty-sixth St. Ira W. Buell; admitted to bar in Mar., 1888, 

BTJCKMEB, John Lee, lumber; b. Sweet afterward forming partnership with uncle 
Springs, Mo., Dec. 19, 1863; s. W. G. and Sarah under firm name of Ira W. & C. C. Buell, 
(Brown) Buckner; ed. Westminster College, and since Apr. 1, 1905, a mem. of Dolph, Buell 
Fulton, Mo.; m. Slater, Mo., Apr. 23, 1885, & Abbey. Has paid special attention to cor- 
Alice P. Smith; children: Madeline, Frances, poration, real estate, chancery and probate 
J. L., Jr. Started at age 16 in lumber business law. Democrat. Attends Second Presbyterian 
with G. W. Smith at Sweet Springs, Mo.; Church. Past-master Blaney Lodge No. 271. 
thence to Kansas City, 1886; mgr. 2 years for A. F. & A. M. ; member of Oriental Consist- 
C. P. Deatherage Lumber Co.; then in retail ory and Medinah Temple (Shrine). Clubs: 
lumber business for himself up to 1895; In Law, Chicago Athletic. Office: 100 Washington 
wholesale lumber brokerage to 1896; lumber St. Residence: 1833 Indiana Av. 
traffic mgr. Kansas City, Pittsburgh & Gulf BTJEIiL, Ira Warner, lawyer; b. Lebanon, 
Ry. till July, 1898; came to Chicago in 1898; Madison Co., N. T., Dec. 9, 1830; s. Elijah and 
founded the firm of Buckner, Saunders & Co. Elizabeth Buell; brought up on farm; attended 
(J. L. Buckner, D. G. Saunders, A. P. Buckner), country schools; was school teacher at 16; at 
manufacturers and wholesale dealers in yel- 19 entered Madison Univ., and after leaving 
low pine lumber, with specialties in long leaf there studied law; m. 1st, 1858, Lydia A. Gil- 
yellow pine and railroad timbers. Club: Mar- lette; 2d, 1867, Anna M. Averell; 1 daughter: 
quette. Office: Fisher Bldg. Residence: Lakota Elizabeth Averell Buell (Mrs. Harry C. Pat- 
Hotel, terson); 3d, 1890, Olive W. Wright. Admitted 

nuECKINQ, Edward Frederick, physician; to bar, Rochester, N. Y., Sept., 1855; came to 

b. Washington, Franklin Co., Mo., Sept. 18, Chicago and engaged in practice, 1856; espe- 

1857; s. Dr. John Henry and Minnie (Grieve) cially successful in chancery, insurance and 

Buecking; ed. public schools and at St. Francis commercial cases. Supervisor of North Chi- 

Solanus College, Quincy; grad. Bennett Med. cago, 1860; city atty. of Chicago, 1861. Repub- 

College, Chicago, M.D., 1876, and Louisville lican; nominee for judge of Circuit Court, 

Eclectic Medical College, M.D., ad eundem 1879, but defeated with rest of Republican 

fjradum, 1877; m. Apr. 13, 1879, Alona R. Wat- ticket that year. Mem. Law Institute; one of 

kins; children, Henry Watklns, Vera Clark, founders of the Union League Club of Chicago 

Engaged in practice in Chicago since 1877, and dir. for first 3 years. Mason; K. T. Club: 

in which year became lecturer on anatomy Union League. Office: Tribune Bldg. Residence: 

and orthopaedic surgery In Bennett Med. Col- 2832 Indiana Av. 

lege. of which has since been, successively, BUFFINOTON 1 , Eugene Jackson, business 
prof, of principles and practice of surgery, man, capitalist; b. Guyandotte. W. Va.. Mar. 
and of clinical surgery. Served as surgeon at 14, 1863; s. James H. and Columbia (Nicho- 
Cook Co. Hosp., surgeon-in-chief at Chicago las) Buffington; ed. Covington, Ky., 1870-9; 
Polyclinic and Post-Graduate Polyclinic Chickering Institute, Cincinnati, 1879-80; Van- 
Schools. Mem. Illinois State Eclectic Med. derbilt Univ., 1881-3; m. Catlettsburg, Ky., 
Soc. (ex-pres.). Chicago Eclectic Med. Soc. Nov. 27, 1888, Drucilla Nichols Moore. Treas. 
(ex-pres.), National Eclectic Med. Assn., Chi- Am. Wire and Nail Co., Anderson, Ind., 1! 84-8; 
cago Med. Soc. Republican. Office: 100 State sec. and treas. Am. Steel and Wire Co., 1888-9; 
St. Residence: 3627 Grand Boul. pres. Illinois Steel Co. since Jan. 1, 1899. 

RTTT-WT T--R Toii w r,rp anrtrHr T pit^nw Clubs: Chicago, Union League. Merchants. 

BUEHIiEK, jonn W., pres. ana air. JjeitZOW /-> rrv, -Rnnlrprv 'Rptsirlpnrp- Tf\"instnn Til 

& Simon Mfg. Co., planing mill; s. John and offlc on> 11 '" 

Christina (Schwartz) Buehler; was formerly BTTPFTTM, Joseph Howard, physician; b. 

cashier and later vice-pres. and dir. Garden Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug. 24, 1849; s. Joseph C and 

City Banking and Trust Co., which was out- Maria Buffum; entered Cornell Univ., 1869, in 

growth of private banking business of his sophomore class, graduating A B; student 

father, established, 1873. Clubs: Union Hahnemann Med. College. Philadelphia, 1 

League, Chicago Athletic, Bankers. Address: year, then in New York Homoeopathic Med. 

505 W Kinzie St. College, graduating 1873; m. 1876, Evelyn Bar- 

BUEIi, Monson Parker, live stock commis- rett Sprague, of Jamestown, N. Y. ; children: 

sion; b. Croton, Licking Co., O., Oct. 14, 1845; Howard E., Natalie S. Practiced in Pittsburgh, 

s. Joshua H. and Lucy (Gear) Buel; ed. pub- Pa., and was attending physician to Pitts- 

lic schools, followed ijy short term at Gran- burgh Homoeopathic Hosp., 1873-6; practiced 

ville college, Granville, O.; m. Chillicothe, Mo., in New York City, 1876-80. with special study 

Mar. 13, 1873, Evaline Wlgley; children: and practice in diseases of the eye and ear; 

Forest Lee, Daisy (Mrs. McNeill). Reared on called to Chicago, 1880, as prof diseases of 

farm in Ohio until 17 years old; 4 years in the eye and ear in the Chicago Homoeopathic 

general merchandise store at Croton, O.; Med. College, and has since practiced here as 

moved to Austin, Nev.. and was asst. cashier a specialist in diseases of the eye and ear. 

of National Bank there 2% years; health being Was pres. of Indianapolis meeting of Am. 



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Soc. of Homoeopathic Oculists, 1882. Mem. Am. 
Institute of Homoeopathy. Author of a work 
on Ophthalmology. Mason (32). Cleveland 
Lodge, Washington Chapter, Apollo Com- 
mandery, Oriental Consistory and Medinah 
Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. Office: 
34 Washington St. Residence: 17 Bellevue PI. 

BUFOBD, Coleman Graves, physician and 
surgeon; b. Lafayette Co., Mo., Jan. 25, 1872; 
s. L. G. and Orra (Chinn) Buford; ed. Went- 
worth Military Acad., Lexington, Mo., and 
Northwestern Univ. Med. School, Chicago, 
graduating M.D., 1894; m. Iroquois Co., Ill- 
Sept. 6, 1899, Ada M. Abildgaard; children: 
Morgan, Shelby, Mary. After graduating was 
physician at Illinois Eastern Hosp. for the 
Insane, at Kankakee, 111., 1894-6; personal 
assistant to late Dr. Christian Fenger, 1896- 
1900; since 1900, specialist in surgery. Since 
1897 has been instructor in clinical surgery In 
Northwestern Univ. Med. School, and, 1900-01, 
was Instructor in dept. of operative surgery 
In same school. Now junior surgeon at Mercy 
Hosp., and lecturer on surgery at Mercy Hosp. 
Training School for Nurses. Mem. Chicago 
Med. Soc., North Side Med. Soc., Illinois 
State Med. Soc. Independent in politics. Mem. 
Royal League; mem. and past supreme med. 
examiner, Independent Order of Red Men. 
Office: 100 State St. Residence: 429 B. Huron 
Street. 

BULKLEY, Almon Wheeler, lawyer; b. Gro- 
ton, Tompkins Co., N. Y., Apr. 13, 1852; s. 
Lorenzo and Juliette Ann (Coonley) Bulkley; 
ed. district school, West Groton, N. Y., until 
age 15; private school 1 winter, at Skanea- 
teles, N. Y., 1869; Cornell Univ., 1871-5; de- 
gree of B.Arch.; m. Joliet. 111., June 17, 1882, 
Ella Jay Stafford (died Jan. 4, 1896); chil- 
dren: Helen, Josephine. Admitted to Illinois 
bar, 1879; deputy clerk Appellate Court of 
Illinois, 2d District, 1879-80; located in Chi- 
cago, Aug. 1, 1880; since May 1, 1895, of firm 
of Bulkley, Gray & More. Mem. Illinois State 
Bar Assn., Chicago Bar Assn. Mason, mem. 
Garden City Lodge, Falrview Chapter; Cheva- 
lier Bayard Commandery, K. T. Republican. 
Club: Hamilton. Office: Home Insurance Bldg. 
Residence: 7154 Euclid Av. 

BULL, Pollett Wilkison, pres. of The Photo- 
graph Co. of America; b. LaSalle, 111., June 
30, 1870; s. Pollett and Helen (Perrin) Bull; 
ed. public schools and in the Univ. of Mich- 
igan, 1888-89; m. Ottawa, 111., Oct. 26. 1893, 
Jennie Perkins; children: Helen P., E. Follett, 
Lothrop Perkins. Was admitted to the bar by 
the Supreme Court of Illinois, and engaged In 
active practice, 1893-1903; was sec. the Chi- 
cago Bar. Assn., 1903; vice-pres. Chicago 
Envelope Co. since June, 1901; also, since 
Oct. 1, 1903, pres. of The Photograph Co. of 
America. Republican. Sec. of the Civil Service 
Reform Assn., 1897-1904. Clubs: City. Ken- 
wood, Press, Union League. Office: 61 Market 
St. Residence: 225 Elmwood Av.. Oak Park, 111. 

BULLABD, Charles William, hardware mer- 
chant; b. Alsted, Cheshire Co., N. H., May, 
1844; s. Joel and Augusta F. (Richardson) 
Bullard; ed. public school, Brattleboro, Vt., 
until 14 years old; m. Chicago, Mar., 1867, 
Emily A. Watts; children: Joel, Albert, 
Charles H., Kenneth. Came to Chicago from 
Vermont in 1865; entered employ of Larrabee 
& North, dealers in hardware and cutlery, re- 
maining with them until May, 1883, when, 
with James H. Gormley and C. O. Blackburn, 
founded present business, under style of Bul- 
lard, Gormley & Blackburn, which was Incor- 
porated, 1887, as Bullard & Gormley Co., of 
which is vice-pres. Also pres. of the Prescott 
Hardware Manufacturing Co. Republican. 
Office: 78 Randolph St. Residence: Maywood, 
111. i *M 

BULLEN, Fred Fitzherbert, maltster; b. 
Delaware, Ontario Co., Can., Nov. 25, 1853; s. 
W. F. and Anna (Mullen) Bullen; ed. common 



schools In Canada; m. 1883, Cora Belle, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Landers, of New York; 1 
daughter: Mabel La Clare Bullen. When 14 
years old came to Illinois; soon after went to 
Kenosha, Wis., and was employed in malt 
house of his brother, George Bullen; became 
stockholder 3 years later, in Lill & Bullen 
Malting Co., Chicago, later known as George 
Bullen & Co.; in 1889 built malt house of his 
own at 52d and Moffett Sts., organizing and 
becoming pres. and treas. of Fred F. Bullen 
Malting Co.; sold business in Sept., 1897, to 
Am. Malting, Co., of which he has since been 
asst. gen. mgr. Interested in Merchants' Dis- 
tilling Co., of Terre Haute, Ind., and owns 2 
large plantations of 5,000 acres each on the 
isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico. Mem. Chi- 
cago Board of Trade. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, 
Menoken,, Chicago Automobile. Office: 169 
Jackson Boul. Residence: 1015 Warren Av. 

BULLOCK, George Stunner, retired mer- 
chant; b. Berlin, Vt.. Jan. 4, 1836; s. Christo- 
pher C. and Orlena (Nye) Bullock; ed. schools 
of Vermont; widower. First came to Chicago 
in July, 1855, but went to Cleveland, O., and 
remained 2 years, returning to Chicago in 
1857. First employment was with Potter Pal- 
mer, dry goods; afterward was employed in 
the Chicago postofflce under Isaac Cook, until 
1860, when, with his brother, engaged in the 
retail boot and shoe business until 1890; sold 
out and retired, except the management of 
his property interests. Office: Reaper Blk. 
Residence: 2933 Michigan Av. 

BULLOCK, Henry Edwin, manufacturer; b. 
Otterville, Ont., Mar. 29, 1852; s. Edward Bul- 
lock, of Essex, England, and Matilda Catherine, 
daughter of Maj. Rivers, 91st Regt, British 
Army; ed. public school, Otterville, Ont.; com- 
mercial College, London, Ont.; Chicago Athe- 
naeum; m. Chicago, May 27, 1885, Harriet, 
daughter of Elijah Samuel Mark, of Pekin, 
111. Upon leaving school entered employ of 
brother, James E. Bullock; later entered com- 
mercial school and after graduation returned 
to brother's employ. Came to U. S. Sept., 1870; 
first position in Chicago was bookkeeper for 
Huyck & Knox, and next in freight office of 
the Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry. at Milwaukee; 
returned to Chicago, Apr., 1871, in employ of 
Crane Bros, (then known as Northwestern 
Manufacturing Co.); became superintendent 
of malleable dept. for them June, 1874, and a 
dir. of the company, 1875, until Mar., 1880, 
when started in malleable iron business for 
himself at Rochelle, 111.; moved it to Chicago, 
1884, and with brother incorporated Illinois 
Malleable Iron Co., of which is pres.; also 
in 1892 bought wholesale supply business of 
Fieldhouse & Dutcher Manufacturing Co. 
Episcopalian. Clubs: Chicago, Glen View. 
Office: 30-32 W. Monroe St. Residence: 1769 
Deming PI. 

BULLOCK, James Edward, manufacturer; 
b. Middlesex Co., Ont., Can., Jan. 31, 1844; s. 
Edward Bullock, of Essex, Eng., and Matilda 
Catherine, daughter of Maj. Rivers of the 91st 
Regt., British Army; ed. public schools in 
Canada; m. 1st, Bay City, Mich., May 17, 1877, 
Mrs. Mary A. Burger (widow), who died May 
26, 1888; m. 2d, Nov. 4, 1891, Ida Mary Blood, 
of Leaven worth, Kan.; 1 daughter: Mary 
Kathrine. Began business life at Otterville, 
Ont., Can., in lumber business for self, 1860- 
1872; 1872-7 in the contracting line on 
the Port Dover & Lake Huron R. R. in the 
construction of that road, which was absorbed 
by the Grand Trunk R. R. Co. in 1880. In 1881 
removed to Rochelle, 111., and in conjunction 
with his brother, H. E. Bullock, established 
the Illinois Malleable Iron Co.; removed to Chi- 
cago, and since July, 1884, has been sec. and 
treas. of the Illinois Malleable Iron Co., manu- 
facturers of malleable iron and cast iron 
steam and gas fittings and other foundry 
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Club: Glen View. Office: 30-32 W. Monroe St. 
Residence: 1740 Diversey Boul. 

BULLOCK, Milo Sanderson, clothing; b. 
Prince William Co., Va., Dec. 26, 1853; a. 
Abraham and Fannie W. (Sanderson) Bullock; 
ea. public schools; m. Sioux City, la., July 25, 
1895, Caroline Sprague; 1 daughter: Blanche. 
Began business life as clerk in general mer- 
chandise store at Dunlop, la.; later started 
retail store for self at Sioux City, la., re- 
maining there 6 years; came to Chicago, 1866, 
and took position as traveling salesman for 
Strauss, Ulman & Guthmann until 1894, when 
united with John B. Whitney and August 
Christenson in forming present firm of Whit- 
ney, Christenson & Bullock, manufacturers of 
men's clothing. Republican. Office: 200 Market 
St. Residence: 4947 Vincennes Av. 

BUM ANN, Charles Fredrick, banker; b. on 
farm in Marathon Co., Wis., Oct. 6, 1876; s. 
Edward and Elizabeth Bumann; began educa- 
tion in a Catholic Sisters' school and later 
attended the Univ. of Wisconsin and Chicago 
Law School; m. Chicago, Apr. 7, 1901, Eliza- 
beth Casey; 1 son: Charles Lloyd. Has had 
wide business and traveling experience. In 
early life became interested in the cotton 
business in Arkansas, and later was elected 
pres. of the New Orleans Cereal Co.; came to 
Chicago and in 1900 established and managed 
the Garfleld Bank, of which he is still owner, 
and in 1901 was elected pres. and treas. of the 
Consumers' Coal Co. Office: 1050 E. Garfleld 
Boul. Residence: Fifty-sixth St. and Indiana 
Av. 

BUNCH, Francis Marion, grain commission; 
b. Peoria, 111., Oct. 25, 1871; s. James Frank- 
lin and Hannah (McFall) Bunch; ed. Peoria 
grammar and high schools; m. Peoria, 111., 
Apr. 30, 1899, Evangeline Gould. Beeran busi- 
ness life as office boy with the Advance Ele- 
vator Co., Peoria, 111., 1885-6; with Smith- 
Hippen Co., grain, Peoria, 111., 1886-94; with 
Rumsey, Lightner & Co., grain, Chicago, 1894- 
1902, and since 1902 mem. of firm of Rumsey 
& Co. (established 1867) commission mer- 
chants in grain, seeds and provisions. Also, 
since 1904, vice-pres. and mem. of board of 
trustees of Keystone Mutual Co., Chicago, 
controlling large tracts of Georgia and other 
Southern lands. Mem. Peoria Board of Trade 
since 1890, and of Chicago Board of Trade 
since. 1894. Republican. Mem. Am. Reformed 
Church. Office: Board of Trade. Residence: 
Norwood Park. 

BUNKER, Charles Henry, insurance; b. on 
farm at East Troy, Wis., Sept. 22, 1850; s. 
George and Fannie (Hulbert) Bunker; ed. 
public schools and Univ. of Wisconsin; m. 
Oregon, Wis., Oct. 15, 1873, Helen A. Abbott; 
children: Genevieve Estelle, Gerald DeForest, 
Arthur Stuart. Engaged in railroad building 
and development of coal lands in Kansas, 
1873-6; organized, 1877, and managed until 
1889 the Abbott Buggy Co. of Chicago. En- 
tered insurance business, 1889, as sec. and 
mgr. of Metropolitan Accident Assn.; organ- 
ized, 1900, and was pres. of the Metropolitan 
Accident Co., which was later, with the North- 
western Benevolent Soc., the Continental As- 
surance Co. of Detroit, the Railway Officials 
and Employes Accident Assn. of Indianapolis, 
and others, consolidated as the Continental 
Casualty Co., of which he is pres. One of or- 
ganizers, pres. 2 years and now chairman of 
executive committee, International Assn. of 
Accident Insurance Underwriters. Republican. 
Clubs: Colonial, Chicago Athletic, Hamilton, 
Kenwood. Office: 1208 Michigan Av. Residence: 
484 E. Forty-second St. 

BUNNELL, John Alexander, grain commis- 
sion; b. Brantford, Ont., Apr. 21, 1864; s. Enos 
and Cornelia (Kennedy) Bunnell; ed. public 
schools; m. Paris, Ont., Apr. 11, 1896, Kate 
Capron Baird; 1 daughter: Margaret. Came 
to Chicago in 1882 and held various positions 



until 1891, when became a mem. of the Chi- 
cago Board of Trade and a mem. of the firm 
of Hately Bros., commission merchants in 
gram and provisions. Republican. Episco- 
palian. Was dir. of the Chicago Board of 
Trade, 1897-9. Club: Homewood. Office: Board 
of Trade Bldg. Residence: 5140 Cornell Av. 

BUNTE, Ferdinand, manufacturing confec- 
tioner; b. Germany, July 16, 1846; s. Charles 
and Florence (Schamhard) Bunte; ed. private 
school in Germany; m. Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 
16. 1868, Maria Fauss; children: Theodore W., 
Charles F., Martha, Laura, Florence. Lived 
In Philadelphia, 1865-76; served in U. S. 
Marine Corps, 1865-7; in the candy business 
in Philadelphia, 1867-76; came to Chicago, 
1876, establishing, with associates, the firm 
of Bunte Bros. & Spoehr, which was 
incorporated Mar. 1, 1903, as Bunte, Spoehr & 
Co., of which he is pres. Republican; was 3 
years mem. Board of Education of Rogers 
Park prior to annexation. Mason; mem. Park 
Lodge No. 843. Office: 139-41 W. Monroe St. 
Residence: 803 Greenland Av., Rogers Park. 

BUNTE, Qustav Adolph, manufacturing con- 
fectioner; b. Lemgo, Germany, Aug. 31, 1852; 
s. Charles and Florence (Schamhard) Bunte; 
ed. private schools in Germany; m. Chicago, 
June 1, 1879, Philippina Week; children: Oscar 
C. A., Elsa Florentine, Charlotta. In candy 
business in Philadelphia, 1866-69; came to 
Chicago, 1869, continuing in same line, and in 
1876 with his brother Ferdinand and C. A. 
Spoehr established firm of Bunte Bros. & 
Spoehr, manufacturers of high grade choco- 
lates and candies; on incorporation of the 
business, Mar. 1, 1903, as Bunte, Spoehr & 
Co., became vice-pres. Independent in politics. 
Mem. Schwaben Verein, Harmonie Miinnerchor 
of Lake View. Office: 139-41 W. Monroe St. 
Residence: 652 Fullerton Av. 

BUBCH, Julian Alvaro, lawyer; b. on farm 
in Winnebago Co., 111., Sept. 9, 1860; a. Levl 
B. and Irena (Briggs) Burch; ed. public 
schools of Winnebago, 111., Mt. Morris (111.) 
College, and Northwestern Univ.; m. Genoa, 
111., Sept. 5, 1893, Elizabeth J. Burzell; chil- 
dren: Albert Randolph, Clarence Everett, 
Irene M. Taught school at Genoa, 111., 1880-6; 
then attended to lands belonging to father and 
friends in Nebraska and Kansas; later read 
law in Genoa, 111., and Cambridge, 111., and in 
1896 came to Chicago; was admitted to bar; 
since 1901 mem. of law firm of Burch & Lee. 
Was formerly for 4 years supreme sec. of the 
Patrons of Industry for State of Illinois, 
while residing at Genoa, 111. Republican. Mem. 
Genoa Lodge, A. F. & A. M. ; Knights of the 
Maccabees. Office: 160 Washington St. Resi- 
dence: 1035 E. Fifty-third St. 

BUBCHABD, Edg-ar Warne, public apprais- 
er; b. St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 7, 1862; s. Mortimer 
N. and Jennie (Warne) Burchard; ed. public 
schools of St. Louis, Mo.: m. Chicago, July 
18, 1894, Ella Elliott; 1 daughter: Marjorie. 
Was first engaged in business for himself in 
firm of E. W. Burchard & Co., wholesale 
jewelry, and in 1891 became chief accountant 
for the Am. Radiator Co. ; later became au- 
ditor and financial man for the Ames & Frost 
Co. until 1900, when, with Mr. Wm. E. Coats, 
established the Coats & Burchard Co., public 
appraisers and accountants, of which is treas. 
Republican. Veteran of the 1st Regt., I. N. G. 
Episcopalian. Mason. Club: Hamilton. Office: 
159 LaSalle St. Residence: 3214 Molden St. 

BUBCH ARD, John Charles, lawyer; b. Ft. 
Atkinson, Wis., Sept. 26, 1867; s. George W. 
and Lucinda E. (Charles) Burchard; grad. 
Beloit College, B.S., 1892; m. Chicago, Oct. 18, 
1899, Daisy F. Plummer; 1 son: Donald Ed- 
ward. Learned printers' trade at Ft. Atkin- 
son after leaving high school; after gradua- 
tion from college came to Chicago and studied 
law; since 1894 in active practice of law in 
Chicago. Sec. Wyoming Hotel Co. and the 



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Clinton Co.; dlr. Fox Lake Transportation & 
Trading Co. Republican. Congregationalist. 
Mem. Beta Theta Pi, college fraternity. Office: 
59 Clark St. Residence: 34 Elaine PL 

BUBCHAKD, Mortimer Nelson, with R. Wal- 
lace & Sons' Manufacturing Co.; b. Moscow. 
Livingston Co., N. Y., June 1, 1837; s. Morti- 
mer Nelson and Louisa Jefferson (Gregg) 
Burchard; ed. public schools of St. Louis, Mo.; 
m. June 1, 1859, Jane G. Warne, of St. Louis, 
Mo (died, 1868); 2d, Oct. 20, 1870, Harriet L. 
Greene, St. Louis, Mo.; children (living): Ed- 
gar Warne, Alice Webb. Began business career 
in 1851 with Warne, Cheever & Co., flrm be- 
coming Cheever, Burchard & Co., 1859, and 
so continuing until 1881, when sold out to new 
corporation, The Semple, Valle & Burchard 
Co., which was succeeded, 1883, by the St. 
Louis Hardware Co., of which he was vice- 
pres. ; resigned same year, came to Chicago 
and took management of Chicago office of 
Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., silversmiths, and 
when that company was merged into Interna- 
tional Silver Co., became mgr. Factory L, Chi- 
cago, until 1903, when formed partnership 
with Frank H. Challen, under flrm name of 
Burchard & Challen, until 1904; then became 
connected with the Chicago office of R. Wal- 
lace & Sons' Manufacturing Co., manufac- 
turers of silver-plated hollow ware. Mem. 
Chicago Jewelers' Assn. (has been vice-pres. 
and pres.). Republican; was pres. Kenil worth 
School Board. Episcopalian; 10 years vestry- 
man and trustee of Christ Church, St. Louis; 
afterward vestryman and trustee of Trinity 
Church, Chicago, and now of Kenilworth Mis- 
sion. Mem. S. A. R., Royal Arcanum, National 
Union, Legion of Honor. Charter mem. Tuscan 
Lodge 360, A. F. & A. M.; also of St. Louis 
Royal Arch Chapter, No. 8. Was a mem. Union 
League Club, 1895-1905. Was one of the found- 
ers of St. Luke's Hosp., St. Louis. Office: 131 
Wabash Av. Residence: Kenilworth, 111. 

BTJRDETT, John Burrus, pres. Burdett- 
Rowntree Mfg. Co.; b. Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 
20, 1861, s. Dr. William M. and Sallie E. (Pot- 
ter) Burdett; ed. public schools of Nashville, 
Tenn.; m. Independence, Mo., 1893, Jessie 
Henley; 1 daughter: Esther Lucile. Began in 
business at age of 20 in the commission 
business as representative of coffee and sugar 
plantations, in firm of Burdett & Hayes, and 
in 1885 was in the wool-carding business at 
Nashville, Tenn., under style of J. B. Burdett 
& Co. In same year went to Kansas City and 
leased the plant of the Electric Clock Co., 
operating It for 3 years. Came to Chicago, 
1890, becoming mem. of firm of Burdett & 
Rowntree, incorporated in 1893 as the Burdett- 
Rowntree Mfg. Co., manufacturers of auto- 
matic door opening and closing devices and 
other elevator supplies. Democrat. Was mem. 
of the Porter Rifles of Nashville, Tenn. Metho- 
dist. Clubs: Chicago Automobile, Colonial. 
Office: 85 W. Jackson Boul. Residence: 7746 S. 
Peoria St. 

BTJRDICK, Gordon Granger, physician; b. 
Janesville, Wis., Sept. 15, 1862; s. Edward F. 
and Mary Electa (Newell) Burdick; ed. pub- 
lic schools of Janesville, Wis.; Mitchell Univ., 
Mitchell, S. Dak.; Northwestern Univ. Med. 
School, Chicago, graduating M.D., 1890; m. 
Chicago, 1889, Alvina L. Seltz; 1 son: Edward 
Franklin. Was engaged in ranching in South 
Dakota, 1880-4; since then resident of 
Chicago; engaged in practice of medicine in 
Chicago in 1890; was surgeon at the Columbia 
Dispensary and at the Charity Hosp.; is asso- 
ciate prof, of surgery of Post-Graduate Med. 
School; chief surgeon People's Hosp.; prof, 
of radio-therapy and photo-chemistry in Illi- 
nois School of Electro-Therapeutics. Now 
conducts X-ray laboratory. Mem. Chicago Med. 
Soc., Am. Rontgen Rays Soc. ; pres. Chicago 
Electro-Med. Soc., Am. Med. Assn. Independ- 
ent In politics. Office: 126 State St. 



BUBaETT, John M. H., lawyer; b. Hart- 
land, Vt., Apr. 28, 1850; s. Daniel A. and Ade- 
line (Myron) Burgett; removed with parents 
to Fulton Co., 111., 1854; grad. Univ. of Michi- 
gan, Ph.B., 1872; taught school 1 year; read 
law in office of R. B. Stevenson, Lewistown, 
111.; m. Chicago, 1892, Jane Clarke. Admitted to 
bar June, 1875, and in September following 
settled in general practice in Chicago; partner 
with Abner Smith as Smith & Burgett, 1877- 
1887; now alone. Republican. Office: 159 La- 
Salle St. Residence: Oak Park. 

BURHANS, Frank Dennis, clergyman; b. 
Burlington, la., July 7, 1866; s. Denslow and 
Clara (Cornick) Burhans; grad. Burlington 
(la.) High School, 1883; took freshman and 
sophomore years at Iowa Wesleyan Univ., Mt. 
Pleasant, la. (took both Latin and Greek 
prizes) ; junior and senior years at Univ. of 
Denver, graduating A.B., 1894; grad. Chicago 
Theological Seminary, 1898, with degree of 
B.D., and took first prize ($100 cash) In He- 
brew, and first prize ($200 cash) for all-around 
scholarship; m. Burlington, la., Aug. 21, 1894, 
Cornelia F. Kriechbaum; children: Ivan Dens- 
low, Lucile Marie. Was for 3 years in retail 
grocery business, and then 4 years, 1886-90, 
in wholesale grocery business with John Blane 
& Sons, Burlington, la,; pres. Colorado Ora- 
torical Assn., 1893-4; financial agent Univ. of 
Denver, 1894; pastor of Congregational Church, 
Park Ridge, 111., 1895-8; pastor Plymouth Con- 
pregational Church of Salina, Kan., 1899; 
since 1900 pastor Washington Park Congre- 
gational Church, Chicago. Address: 5413 Calu- 
met Av. 

BtTBHANS, James Andubon, lawyer; b. La- 
Porte Co., Ind., Oct. 28, 1852; s. Peter and 
Martha Hunt (Andrews) Burhans; grad. De- 
Pauw Univ., A.B., 1875; A.M., 1878; LL.B., 
Northwestern Univ. Law School, Chicago, 1877; 
m. Valparaiso, Ind., Oct. 7, 1879, Jessie Pier- 
pont Smith. Admitted to Illinois bar, 1877. 
Also mem. of firm of Cooper & Burhans, real 
estate. Author of "Law of Municipal Bonds," 
and of "A Digest of the Statutory Laws Gov- 
erning the Investment of Corporate and Trust 
Funds." Mem. M. E. Church, and active in 
church and Sunday-school organizations. Pres. 
Cook Co. Sunday School Assn., 1899-1901; sec. 
World's First Sunday School Convention, Lon- 
don, 1889; delegate to World's Fourth Sunday 
School Convention, Jerusalem, 1904. Pres. M. 
E. Old People's Home, Chicago, since 1898; 
pres. Epworth Children's Home, 1893-1900; 
pres. Methodist Deaconess Orphanage, 1900-3; 
Wesley Hosp. Training School for Nurses, 
Agard Deaconess Sanitarium; trustee and 
officer in Chicago Deaconess Home, Wesley 
Hosp., Chicago Training School for Missions, 
Jennings Seminary, etc. Republican. Club: 
Union League. Office: 115 Dearborn St. Resi- 
dence: 1108 Church St., Evanston, 111. 

BURKE, Edmund "Whitney, lawyer; b. By- 
ron, 111., Sept. 22, 1850; s. Patrick and Nancy 
(Whitney) Burke; grad. Rockford (111.) High 
School, 1863; Mount Morris (111.) Acad., 1864; 
Northwestern Univ., A.M., 1869; Univ. of 
Michigan, law dept., LL.B., 1871; m. Rockford, 
111., Dec. 5, 1878, Myra Webster; children: Har- 
old Webster, Ralph Haney. Born and reared 
on his father's farm, and spent all vacations 
from school and college in the harvest field 
or at other work on the farm until final grad- 
uation from the univ. Began practice of law 
in Chicago in 1876, and has continued in prac- 
tice ever since, except while on the bench for 
9 years as judge of the Circuit Court of Cook 
Co., and 1 year as judge of the Appellate 
Court for the 1st District, 1893-1904. Now en- 
gaged in general practice of law as head of 
flrm of Burke, Jackson & Burke. Lecturer on 
Equity Jurisprudence and Procedure in Chi- 
cago-Kent College of Law, and in 1904 suc- 
ceeded the late Judge Moran as dean of that 
college. Dir. of the Nat. Earth Co., the Samuel 



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Gans Co., and other corporations. Mem. Chi- ward and Lucy (Burnham) Burling; ed. pub- 

cago Bar Assn., and of the Illinois State Bar He schools; studied law In offices; m. Chicago, 

Assn. Republican. Methodist; has been pres. Nov. 9, 1902. Louisa Peasley. Was admitted to 

of the Methodist Social Union of Chicago, bar of Illinois by examination before the Su- 

Clubs: Union League, Illinois, Lincoln. Office: preme Court In 1895; since 1898 with Cyrus 

Hartford Bldg. Residence: 759 W. Adams St. Bentley in firm of Bentley & Burling, engaged 

BURKE, Robert Emmett, politician; b. Chi- In general practice of law. Republican Club- 
cago, Sept., 1858; s. Richard M. and Catherine University. Office: 215 Dearborn St. Residence- 
Burke; ed. public schools of Chicago; m. Chi- Lakeside, 111. 

cago, 1890, Louise J. Spangenberg; one son. BURLING, William Slocunib, pres. Martin 
Began business life by learning the print- Grate Co.; b. Canandaigua, N. Y., Nov. 24, 
ing trade and working at it fifteen years, 1859; s. Joseph and Lydla (Allen) Burling; 
and after that was a news dealer; gained ed. public schools of Waukegan, 111.; m. Brook- 
prominence In politics of the 22d Ward, and field, Mo., June 6, 1887, Dolle G. Niles;. 1 son: 
became sec. of the Democratic County Central Harold Dodge. Entered employ of old whole- 
Committee and sec. of the County Democracy; sale hardware firm of Pratt & Co., Buffalo, 
now mem. of the Democratic State Commit- N. Y., in 1882, as traveling salesman, continu- 
tee; managed the campaign of Carter H. Har- Ing there until 1885, when went to Middle- 
risen, Sr., for mayor in 1893, and those of town, N. Y., In charge of sales for Wheeler, 
Carter H. Harrison, Jr., In 1897, 1899 and 1901; Madden & Clemson, manufacturers of saws: 
oil inspector of City of Chicago, 1897-1901. remained until 1890, when entered Into manu- 
Head of firm of Robert E. Burke & Co., facture of gray iron castings In Chicago; 
granite contractors. Club: County Democracy, sold out In 1901 and engaged in present busl- 
Offlce: 163 Randolph St. Residence: 558 La- ness of manufacturing grates and iron spe- 
Salle Av. claltles for steam boilers as pres., dir. and 

BURKHARDT, Henry Styer, manufacturer; mgr. of the Martin Grate Co. Republican, 
b. Philadelphia, Pa., July 10, 1842; s. Henry Episcopalian. Club: Hamilton. Office: Fisher 
and Elizabeth C. (Styer) Burkhardt; ed. pub- Bldg. Residence: Riverside, 111. 
He school of Louisville, Ky., and private BURLING AME, George Elston, clergyman; 
"Quaker" school in Philadelphia; m. Cincin- b. Shelbyville, Mo., Dec. 1, 1870; s. Edward P. 
nati, O., Mar. 30, 1863, Elizabeth B. Montgom- and Settle (Elston) Burlingame; ed. in public 
ery; children: Alice Cary (Mrs. David C. Walk- schools of Atchison, Kan., 1877-81, of Belmont, 
er), Ella V. (Mrs. George E. Ambuhl), Henry, Mo., 1882-89; grad. Clinton College, Ky., A.B., 
Robert M., William, Abby T. Was in grocery 1894; student Louisville Baptist Theological 
business, firm of Dow & Burkhardt, Louisville, Seminary, 1895-7; B.D., Univ. of Chicago, 1899; 
Ky., 1861-7; manufacturer of agricultural im- fellow Univ. of Chicago, 1900; D.D., Clinton 
plements in firm of Hall, Moore & Burkhardt, College, Ky., 1903; m. Fulton, Ky., Aug 19, 
Louisville, Ky., 1867-72; manufacturer of mal- 1897, Laura Jim Pewitt; children: Paul, Ruth, 
leable Iron castings, in Chicago, from 1873; George. Was weighmaster Belmont Elevator, 
now asst. mgr. National Malleable Castings Belmont, Mo., 1888; sec. Galveston Wharf 
Co. Also pres. and dlr. Chicago Railway Equip- Co.'s elevator, Galveston, Tex., 1892-3; or- 
ment Co. Republican; West Park Commission- dained to Baptist ministry at Galveston, Tex., 
er. 1884-91. Presbyterian. Clubs: Union League, Aug. 18, 1893; pastor Oakton, Ky., 1894-5; pas- 
Illinois, Chicago Athletic, Washington Park, tor Clinton, Ky., 1897-8; pastor Windsor Park 
Office: Twenty-sixth St., near Western Av. Church, Chicago, 1901-3; since Apr. 1, 1903, 
Residence: 677 W. Adams St. pastor Covenant Baptist Church of Englewood, 

BURKHOLDER, Jacob P., physician; b. Ont., Chicago. Independent Republican. Sec. Baptist 
Can., Sept. 10, 1861; s. Samuel and Mareda City Mission Soc. Residence: 555 W. 60th PI. 
(Fockler) Burkholder; ed. public schools of BTTBNHAM, Daniel Hudson, architect; b. 
Stoufforth and Markham, Can., and in western Henderson, N. Y., Sept. 4, 1846. Removed to 
Univ., London, Can., graduating M.D., 1892; Chicago in 1856; ed. there and in Massachu- 
m. Chicago. Dec., 1884, Millie Barkey; chll- setts (A.M., Harvard, Yale; Sc.D., Northwest- 
dren: Charles Augustus, Ferol (daughter), ern Univ.). Studied architecture in Chicago, 
Otto Frederick. Began practice In London, and became head of firm of Burnham & Root, 
Can., and since 1893 a resident and practi- now D. H. Burnham & Co.; architect of The 
tioner in Chicago. Is prof, of ophthalmology Rookery, The Temple, Masonic Temple, Illi- 
in the Chicago Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat nois Trust Bank, Great Northern Hotel, and 
College; prof, of physiology Dearborn Med. many other buildings in Chicago and else- 
College, prof, of physiology in dental dept. of where; chief architect and director of works 
the Univ. of Illinois. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc., World's Columbian Exposition, 1890-3; chair- 
Illinois State Med. Soc., Am. Anatomical Soc., man National Commission for Beautifying 
Chicago Laryngological, Rhlnological and Washington and of commission for beautify- 
Climatological Soc., British Med. Soc. Repub- Ing Cleveland, O. Dir. Bankers' National Bank, 
lican. Office: 103 State St. Residence: 5344 Standard Office Co. Office: Railway Exchange 
Madison Av. Bldg. Residence: Evanston, 111. 

BURLEY, Clarence Augustus, lawyer; b. BURNHAM, Edward, hair goods; b. Hook- 
Chicago, Oct. 10, 1849; a. Augustus H. (pioneer set, N. H., Nov. 11, 1848; s. James and Lucy 
merchant) and Anna Maria (Force) Burley; A. (Taylor) Burnham; parents removed to 
ed. at private and public schools in Chicago, Windham, N. H., when was quite youne:: lived 
Miles Military School, Brattleboro, Vt., 1865-8; there until coming to Chicago, Jan., 1867; ed. 
Amherst College, 1868 (did not graduate), district school, Windham, N. H., followed by 
Union College of Law, 1874-6, graduating course In Bryant & Stratton's Commercial 
LL.B,. 1876; m. Waukegan, 111., Nov. 11, 1880, College, Manchester, N. H.; m. Chicago, Jan. 
Avis H. Blodgett (now deceased); children: 23, 1879, Mary McGee: children: Edward, Jr., 
Ruth Monell, Avis. Admitted to bar, 1876, and Frederic, Raymond, Mary Genevieve, Clar- 
engaged in general practice ever since: in 1897 ence, Norbert, Gerald, Harold, Isabel, Julian, 
with William H. McSurely established firm of Donald. Began business in November, 1871. 
Burley & McSurely, which continues. Dir. Mer- Just after the Chicago fire, at 134 W. Madison 
chants' Loan & Trust Co., dir. Burley & Co. St. Republican. Office: 70-72 State St. Resl- 
(china, glassware, etc.). Republican. Unitar- dence: 389 E. Fiftieth St. 

ian. Clubs: Chicago, University, Union League, BURNHAM, Hugh Lascelle, lawyer; b. Chl- 

Union, Chicago Literary, City; also of Reform cago, Mar. 14, 1857; s. Edwin R. and Mary D. 

Club, New York. Office: 140 Dearborn St. Resl- (Lascelle) Burnham; ed. public schools, Chl- 

dence: 254 Dearborn Av. cago Acad. and Union College of Law, grad- 

BURLING. Edward Burnham, lawyer; b. uating, LL.B., 1882; m. Chicago, Dec. 29, 1885, 

Eldora, Hardin Co., la., Feb. 1, 1870; a. Ed- Mary L. Burt; children: Dorothy, Constance, 



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Lawrence B E Crebert, Katharine P., Phyllis Pauw Univ., Greencastle, Ind., and was grad.. 

E Edwin Ernest J. Began business expe- LL.B., 1885, from Wesleyan Law School, 

rience as clerk in wholesale drug house of E. Bloomington, 111. The same year was admitted 

Burnham & Son; afterward worked in offices to bar of Illinois. Before and after his grad- 

of Chicago Terra Gotta Works; afterward uation was a teacher in the public schools of 

worked on farm in summer and taught dis- Illinois, and served four years as County 

trict school during winter months in Van- Superintendent of Schools of Douglas Co., 

Buren Co, Mich.; returned to Chicago to take 111. Located in Tacoma, Wash., to practice law, 

law course, and incidentally worked for Had- but returned to native state in 1892, coming 

dock Coxe & Co., abstractors, until admission to Chicago, where he has since been engaged 

to bar, 1882; since then engaged in general in the general practice of law. In politics, 

practice of law in Chicago. Pres. of village of Republican. Is a K. P., Odd Fellow; m. Al- 

Glen View (3 terms). Independent in politics, meda May Wamsley, at Tuscola, 111., May 28, 

Swedenborgian. Clubs: University, Glen View, 1885; 1 son: Joseph Bland. Clubs: Press, 

Law. Office: 140 Dearborn St. Residence: Glen Hamilton. Office: Ashland Blk. 

View, 111. BURROUGHS, George Tyler, pres. of the 

BURNS, John E., lumberman; b. Natick, Am. Battery Co.: b. Warren, Mass., Oct. 13, 
Mass., Mar. 20, 1867; s. Lawrence and Ellen 1833; s. Abner Tyler and Mary (Rice) Bur- 
Agnes (Dalton) Burns; grad. public schools roughs; ed. public schools of Massachusetts, 
of Natick, Mass.; m. Chicago, 1894, Agnes Munson Acad. at Munson, Mass., and Quaboag 
May Hines; children: Dalton Francis, Dorothy Acad. at Warren, Mass.; m. Columbus City, 
Loretto, Ruth Edna. Started in lumber bust- i a ., Feb. 23, 1863, Mary E. Zieger; children: 
ness at Lowell, Ind., in 1893; sold out to Wil- George T., Jr., Henry S., F. Coleman, Edgar 
bur Lumber Co.. and began business in same R. Served through Civil War, beginning as 
line in Chicago in 1898, as the John E. Burns private in the 43d Regt., N. Y. Vol.; promoted 
Lumber Co., of which is pres. Democrat. R. C. to capt., asst. commissary of subsistence, 
Mem. Columbian Knights, Kniehts of Colurn- then on staff duty as capt., and near the close 
bus. Clubs: Illinois, Builders, Edgewater Golf. O f the war as maj. by brevet. Came to Chicago 
Office: 40 W. Chicago Av. Residence: 1676 i n 1868, and engaged in business as a distiller 
Kenmore Av. . of alcohol and spirits, distilling and rectify- 

BURNS, William Henry, auditor freight i n g under name of Phoenix Distilling Co. and 

traffic Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Ry.; D. Abel Ames & Co., 1871-95. In 1893 became 

Chicago, Apr. 23, 1865; s. Patrick and Mar- identified with the Storage Battery Co., and 

garet (Casey) Burns; grad. public school, i s now pres. of the Am. Battery Co. Repub- 

1881; attended Bryant & Stratton's Business n c an. Mason, K. T. ; Loyal Legion. Club: Illi- 

College 6 months during 1882; m. Jan. 17, 1893, nois. Office: 172-174 S. Clinton St. Residence: 

Mary E. Ryan, of Albany, N. Y.; children: 493 Jackson Boul. 

Warren H., Esther, Frances, Howard. Busl- BURROUGHS, Wallace McMurray, physi- 

ness life has all been in the service of the c i an; b Norman Twp., Grundy Co., 111., Jan. 

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Ry., beginning 8, 1871; s. Charles W. and Mary E. (McMur- 

as clerk in the store dept., July, 1881, to iSS^s; ray ) Burroughs; early education in country 

roadmaster's office, 1882-3; chief clerk in SC hool in Grundy Co., and at Morris, 111.; 3 

office of freight auditor, 1883-98; and on June years in Univ. of Michigan, 1888-90; Chicago 

1, 1898, was promoted to his present position Med. College, 1890-3, graduating, M.D., 1893. 

as auditor of freight traffic. Office: 144 Van- Engaged in general practice of medicine in 

Buren St. Residence: 7317 Princeton Av. Chicago since 1893. Mem. Am. Med. Assn., Chi- 

BURR, Albert Henry, physician; b. Hancock cago Med. Soc. Formerly interne at Mercy 
Co 111, Aug. 19, 1850; s. Andrew and Harriet Hosp. and at West Side Hosp.; now instructor 
E (Dickinson) Burr; prepared for college at In Chicago Clinical School and at the College 
Hedding Seminary to 1871; grad. Northwest- of Physicians and Surgeons, Chicago. Treas. 
ern Univ Ph B , 1877; Chicago Med. College, and dir. Wicker Park Hosp. Assn. Dir. Elmore 
1881; m 1st, 1879, Lizzie L. Westlake (died, County Farm Irrigation Co. of Idaho. Mem. and 
Mar 18 1881); 2d, Chicago, Nov. 5, 1885, med. examiner Empire Lodge, No. 336, K. P., 
Johanna Hess; children: Marguerite H., Wai- Royal League and Columbian Knights. Repub- 
ter Andrew. Engaged in general practice of lican. Protestant. Clubs: Ashland, Neighborly, 
medicine from 1881. Adjunct prof, of medicine, Office and residence: 807 N. Fairfield Av. 
College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1897- BURROWS, Daniel Webster, insurance; b. 
1900; attendant physician to Provident Hosp. Plymouth, N. H., Apr. 20, 1855; s. Joseph and 
Mem. Chicago Med. Soc., Am. Med. Assn.; Elizabeth (Dearborn) Burrows; ed. St. Johns- 
former mem. Chicago Acad. of Sciences. Re- bury, Vt., and Kimball Union Acad., Meriden, 
publican. Methodist. Office: 100 State St. Resl- N. H.; fitted for Dartmouth College, but did 
dence: 950 Pratt Av. not enter. Read law with his father, but in 

BURRELL, Ernest Lincoln, leather belting; 1874 entered service of Insurance Co. of North 

b. Stone Church, Pa., Mar. 21, 1865; s. Rev. America; worked through all depts., and was 

John Ilgen and Susan Elizabeth (Schwartz) appointed general agent of the company for 

Burrell; ed. public schools until 12 years old; Chicago and Cook Co., 1891; started local 

m. Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 21, 1888, Alice Bridge agency in connection with general agency, 

Willetts; 1 daughter: Florence Willetts. En- 1895, and has since added other companies, 

tered, May 12, 1880, service of Charles A. General agent The Title. Guaranty & Trust 

Schieren & Co., of New York, tanners and Co., surety bond dept.; also liability dept. of 

manufacturers of oak leather belting and lace The JEtna. Life Insurance Co. and the Phila- 

leather, and served in various capacities in delphia Underwriters. Mem. D. W. Burrows 

New York, coming to the Chicago house of the & Co.; also, since Jan. 1, 1905, of Burrows, 

same firm in 1889 and now being mgr. of its Marsh & McLennan. Dir. Federal Trust & 

western dept. Firm has large tanneries at Savings Bank. Independent in politics. Episco- 

Bristol, Tenn., works in Brooklyn, N. Y., main palian. Clubs: Chicago, Union, Washington 

office in New York, and branches in Boston, Park, Onwentsia, Chicago Golf, Saddle and 

Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Denver and Ham- Cycle. Office: 159 LaSalle St. Residence: Union 

burg, Ger., as well as in Chicago. Also pres. Club. 

Charles Munson Belting Co. Office: 84 Frank- BURRY, James, physician; b. Montreal, 

lin St. Residence: 1049 Winthrop Av. (Edge- Can., Jan. 3, 1853; s. William and Mary (Bry- 

water). son) Burry; early education in public schools; 

BURRES, Joseph Reuben, lawyer; b. Coles grad. Chicago Med. College, M.D., 1875; m. 

Co., 111., Oct. 5, 1858; a. George W. and Amanda Lisbon, 111., Sept 2, 1879, Caroline J. Sherrill; 

(Woods) Burres; reared on farm. ed. public children: Caroline J., James, Mary S., Emily 

schools of Coles and Douglas Cos., 111.; De S. Began practice in 1875 at Raub, Benton 



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Co., 111.; came to Chicago in 1883 and has editor Toledo Blade, 1871-3; came to Chicago 
since been engaged in general practice of and was western editor and mgr. of the Am. 
medicine and surgery. Is chief surgeon Illi- Agriculturalist and Hearth and Home; later 
nois Steel Co., and surgeon for the Elgin, with Chicago Tribune; and since 1876 has been 
Joliet & Eastern R. R. Mem. Chicago Surgical editorial writer on the Inter Ocean; managing 
Soc., Chicago Med. Soc., Illinois State Med. editor, 1883-98. Office: The Inter Ocean. Resi- 
Soc. Mem. U. S. Examining Board for Pen- dence: 843 W. Adams St. 

sions. Independent in politics. Presbyterian. BUSBY, Leonard Allen, lawyer; b Jewett, 
Clubs: University, Chicago Athletic, Washing- Harrison Co., O., May 22, 1869; s. Sheridan 
ton Park. Office: The Rookery. Residence: and Margaret (Quigley) Busby; ed. public 
4862 Washington Av. school, Jewett, O., until 16, then taught in 

BURRY, William, lawyer; b. Montreal, Can., public schools of Harrison Co, O, 4 years; 
Jan. 10, 1851; s. William and Mary (Bryson) student Ohio Wesleyan Univ., 1890-4, grad- 
Burry; grad. academic course at Harvard uating A.B.; Northwestern Univ. Law School, 
Univ., 1874; m. Chicago, June 3, 1896, Jane R. 1894-5, graduating LL.B. Admitted to Illinois 
King; 1 son: William. Studied law and ad- bar, June, 1895; clerk with law firm of Lyman 
mitted to bar 1875; since 1887 of Runnells & & Jackson; admitted to the firm, Dec., 1898 
Burry (John S. Runnells, William Burry, E 1 . (David B. Lyman leaving the firm to become 
B. Johnstone), and engaged in general prac- pres. Chicago Title & Trust Co., and his son, 
tice. Director in several corporations. Demo- David B. Lyman, Jr., becoming junior mem.), 
crat. Presbyterian. Clubs: Chicago, University, under the style of Jackson, Busby & Lyman; 
Union, Onwentsia, Law, Saddle and Cycle. Of- after the death of Col. Jackson, Jan. 3, 1901, 
flee: 184 LaSalle St. Residence: Winnetka, 111. Mr. David B. Lyman resigned the presidency 
BURSON, William Worth, inventor and of the Chicago Title & Trust Co. and became 
manufacturer; b. Venango Co., Pa., Sept. 22, a mem. of the present firm of Lyman, Busby 
1832; s. Samuel and Mary (Henry) Burson; & Lyman. Sole executor and trustee of the 
came to Illinois 1842; lived on farm until Huntington W. Jackson estate; trustee John 
1858; ed. common school and Lombard College, Crerar Library, succeeding Huntington W. 
graduating from latter A.B., 1856 (later A.M.); Jackson in the Board; mem. Phi Delta Theta 
married; children: Wilson Worth, Florence fraternity; treas. and mem. Board of Man- 
Adele, Ernest Emerson. Since 1858 engaged agers, Chicago Bar Assn. Democrat (Cleve- 
in mechanical study and manufacturing; has land). Clubs: Chicago, Chicago Literary, La- 
worked mainly on grain binders, harvesters Grange. Office: 100 Washington St. Residence: 
and automatic knitting machines; 1st patent 6042 Woodlawn Av. 

was dated Nov. 2 1858; about 50 have fol- BUSENBARK, William B., stock broker; b. 
lowed. Made the 1st grain binder to tie the Ann Arbor, Mich., Apr. 25, 1855;- s. John H. 
present binder knot, 1860; the 1st 1,000 grain and Lucy Amey (Wooster) Busenbark; ed. 
binders, 1863; several important features of public schools of Ann Arbor, Mich.; m. Mason, 
grain harvesters; a universal automatic knit- Mich., Oct. 10, 1876, Marie E., daughter of 
ting machine in which every stitch of the Judge Amos E. Steele; 1 daughter: Grace 
fabric is controlled by a pattern, removable, Marie. Entered service of the Michigan Cen- 
1878; also numerous other improvements, tral R. R. Apr., 1873, in telegraph dept; occu- 
Pres. Burson Manufacturing Co.; vice-pres. pied various positions in traffic dept., 1876-81; 
Burson Knitting Co. Mem. Franklin Institute, appointed general western passenger agent, 
Philadelphia. Republican. Unitarian. Club: Chicago, 1881; general eastern agent, Buffalo, 
Hamilton. Office: Rockford, 111. Residence: 1883; asst. general passenger agent, Chicago, 
3424 Sheridan Drive, Rogers Park. 1887; general passenger agent Chicago Great 

BURTON, Ernest De Witt, head prof. New Western Ry., 1889-91; general traffic mgr. 
Testament interpretation, Univ. of Chicago, same, 1891-4; retired from railroad business, 
since 1892. (See Who's Who in America for 1894, to banking and brokerage business, and 
sketch.) Residence: 5717 Monroe Av. since 1895 associated with Counselman & Co. 

BUBWASH, Henry John, physician; b. St. Republican. Presbyterian. Mem. Chicago Board 
Andrews, province of Quebec, Can., Nov. 17, of Trade. Clubs: Chicago, Union League, 
1854; s. Albert and Jane (Jefferson) Burwash; Washington Park, Midlothian. Office: 137 
ed. public school of St. Andrews, P. Q., Can., Adams St. Residence: 3122 Michigan Av. 
La Chute Acad., 1874; graduate med. dept. Me- BUSH, David !., railway supt. ; b. Sharon, 
Gill Univ., Montreal, P. Q., Can., 1879; also wis., July 31, 1855; s. Jacob H. and Martha 
licentiate of Royal College of Physicians, Bush; public school education; m. Racine, 
London, Eng., 1879; post-graduate St. Thomas wis., 1879, Nellie M. Smith; children: 1 son 
Hosp. Med. School, London, 1879; m. Minne- and 2 daughters. Began railway service as 
apolis, Minn., May 3, 1883, Margarita A. night operator on the Western Union Rail- 
Meyer, of Hanover. Germany; children: Elvira way, 1872; chief operator at Racine, Wis., 
T. J., Florence M. H. (died at age of 5 years). 1875-7; train dispatcher, Jan. 18, 1877, to Sept. 
Has practiced medicine in Chicago since 1884; 26, 1880; supt. telegraph. Western Union and 
for several years surgeon Cook Co. Hosp. ; mem. Sabula, Ackley & Dakota Rys., May 1, 1877, 
and ex-pres. McGill Alumni Assn., Chicago, to Jan. 1, 1882; supt. Racine & Southwestern 
Mem. Am. Med. Assn., Chicago Med. Soc., Chi- division of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul 
casro Pathological Soc. Has written numerous Ry., Sept. 26. 1880, to July 1, 1887; supt. 
monographs on medical subjects. Republican. James River division, July 1, 1887, to Jan. 31, 
Mason, D. C. Cregier Lodge, Washington Chap- 1888; southern Minnesota division, Feb. 1, 
ter; Chicago Commandery, K. T.; Royal 1888, to Feb. 1, 1890; Aug. 15, 1894, to Apr. 1, 
League. Club: Illinois Athletic. Office and resl- 1898; supt. River division at St. Paul, Aug. 
dence: 721 N. Hoyne Av. 15. 1894. to April 1, 1898; asst. gen. supt. at 

BUSBEY, William Harrison, journalist; b. Milwaukee, Apr. 1, 1898, to May 1. 1903; since 
Vienna, Clark Co., O., Feb. 24, 1839; s. Thomas last date gen. supt. of the entire Chicago, Mil- 
C. and Anna Botkin Busbey; m. Oak Grove, waukee & St. Paul Ry. system. Office: Railway 
111., May 21, 1868, Mary M. Harvey; children: Exchange. Residence: Evanston. 
Winifred Grace, Mabel Harvey. Left school BUSH, Henry W., fire underwriter; b. Kala- 
Apr., 1861, to enlist in Union Army, serving mazoo, Mich., Nov. 29, 1847; s. Harvey and 
until June 19, 1864, Co. C, 1st Kentucky Volun- Laura M. (Burdick) Bush; ed. public schools 
teer Infantry. While in the army served as of Jackson, Mich.; m. Chicago, Oct. 4, 1869, 
newspaper correspondent; at close of war Hannah P. Frishie; children: Laura M., Hattie 
was city editor of Ohio State Journal until F., Harvey A., George A. Entered insurance 
1867; was private sec. to Governors J. D. Cox office of Bush & McGee, Jackson, Mich., 1869, 
and R. B. Hayes, of Ohio, 1867-8; again city and later became mem. of firm of Harvey, 
editor Ohio State Journal, 1868-71; associate Bush & Son, then Bush, Brown & Bush, and 



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afterward Bush & Ernst; traveled, 1874-82, as 
special agent of the Fire Assn. of Philadelphia 
and Am. Fire Insurance Co. of Philadelphia; 
asst. mgr. western dept. Fire Assn. of Phila- 
delphia, 1892-1900; appointed mgr. Nov., 1900, 
and since Jan. 1, 1902, associated with John 
S. Belden under firm name of Belden & Bush 
as mgrs. western dept. Fire Assn. of Philadel- 
phia. Republican. Club: Union League. Office: 
159 LaSalle St. Residence: 316 E. Forty-first 
St. 

BUSH, William Henry, merchant; b. Mar- 
tinsburg, Lewis Co., N. Y., Oct. 22, 1849; s. 
James and Caroline L. (Hills) Bush; ed. pub- 
lic schools of Martinsburg and in Lowville 
(N. Y.) Acad.; m. DeKalb, 111., Feb. 1. 1877, 
Elva Glldden. First employment was in 1863 
as clerk for Smith & Pitcher, Martinsburg, N. 
Y., for 1 year; then was in school 2 years, 
and after Sept. 10, 1866, was 2 years clerk 
for Seth Miller & Son, Constableville, N. Y.; 
came to Chicago Feb. 22, 1869; established in 
business as a wholesale dealer in hats, caps 
and gloves; now pres. and treas. of William 
H. Bush & Co.; also pres. of Francis T. Sim- 
mons & Co. (women's kid gloves). Presby- 
terian. Clubs: Chicago, City, Merchants. 
Office: 188-90 Market St. Residence: 606 N. 
State St. 

BUSH, William Lincoln, pres. Bush & Gerts 
Piano Co.; b. Chicago, Mar. 3, 1861; s. W. H. 
and Mary J. (Brunt) Bush; ed. public schools 
of Chicago; m. Chicago, Feb. 26, 1887, Pearl E. 
Barrow. Began business career in 1877 with 
George Woods & Co., manufacturers of pianos 
at Cambridgeport, Mass., first In the factory 
and later as traveling salesman; represented 
W. W. Kimball Piano Co. as traveling sales- 
man, 1879-81; 1881-5 was road mgr. for a 
Board of Trade firm; in 1885, with his father, 
W. H. Bush, and John Gerts, formed firm of 
W. H. Bush & Co., of which he was mgr., 
and when business was incorporated, 1889, 
as the Bush & Gerts Piano Co., became sec. 
and mgr., and upon death of his father, be- 
came pres.; also pres. of the Bush & Gerts 
Piano Co. of Texas, and the Bush & Gerts 
Piano Co. of Memphis, Tenn. Dir. of the North 
Side State Savings Bank. Treas. and founder 
of Bush Temple Conservatory of Music and 
Dramatic Art; pres. of the Bush Temple of 
Music of Dallas, Tex.; pres. of the Chicago 
Harmonic Assn. Republican. Mason. Clubs: 
Marquette (pres. 1901-3), Germania, Chicago 
Yacht, Mendelssohn. Office: Cor Clark St. and 
Chicago Av. Residence: Plaza Hotel. 

BUSHNELL, Charles Henry, physician; b. 
Chicago, Apr. 30, 1860; s. Lewis and Harriet 
Augusta (Hitchcock) Bushnell; ed. public 
schools of Chicago; grad. Bennett Med. Col- 
lege, Chicago, M.D., 1896, and post-graduate 
and honorary M.D., Am. College of Medicine 
and Surgery of Chicago; was assistant to a 
Chicago physician for 15 years prior to grad- 
uation in 1896; m. Chicago, Nov. 24, 1881, Ella 
Clark Dole; children: Lewis Edward, Anson 
Charles, Elmer Dole. In general practice of 
medicine since 1896. Attending gynecologist 
St. Anthony's Hosp. and Orphanage, 4 years; 
attending gynecologist Frances E. Willard Na- 
tional Temperance Hosp., 6 years; mem. of 
faculty Bennett Med. College, 6 years; sec. 
Eclectic Med. and Surgical Soc., 4 years; now 
prof, of obstetrics Am. College of Medicine and 
Surgery; prof, of obstetrics, Chicago College 
for Nurses; attending surgeon Chicago Union 
Hosp.; med. examiner several fraternal insur- 
ance associations; attending obstetrician Am. 
Hosp. of Chicago; attending obstetrician Cook 
Co. Hosp.; prof, gynecology, Bennett Med. Col- 
lege. Mem. National, Illinois State and Chicago 
Eclectic Med. and Surgical Soc. Republican. 
Undenominational in religion. Office and resi- 
dence: 1680 N. Clark St. 

BUSHNELL, Lemuel Moffett, hardware 
manufacturer; b. Ashtabula Co., O., Jan. 8, 



1844; s. Sidney S. and Laura (Moffett) Bush- 
nell; ed. public schools of Ohio; m. Chicago, 
Annie Creswell; 1 son: Charles E. Early life 
spent on a farm; came to Chicago in 1862 in 
the employ of J. W. Bushnell & Bro., commis- 
sion merchants, with whom did accounting 
and general work until 1867; was exchange 
clerk in Union National Bank, 1867-8; then 
in retail hardware business with E. H. Wells 
& Co., as a partner; later engaged in hard- 
ware manufacturing, Vaughan & Bushnell, in- 
corporated in 1882 as the Vaughan & Bush- 
nell Manufacturing Co. Presbyterian. Club: 
Illinois. Office: 877 Carroll Av. 

BUSSE, Fred A., state treasurer; b. Chi- 
cago, Mar. 3, 1866; ed. public schools of Chi- 
cago. Was engaged in hardware business with 
his father for years, then went into the coal 
business and was sec. and treas. of the North- 
western Coal Co., later pres. of the Busse- 
Reynolds Coal Co., and is now pres. of the 
Busse Coal Co. Always a Republican and 
active in politics; was town clerk of North 
Chicago 1 term, then 4 years in the sheriff's 
office, and after that chief clerk in the North 
Town Collector's office. Elected to House of 
Representatives in the 39th and 40th General 
Assemblies (1894 and 1896); elected State 
Senator from the 21st Senatorial District in 
1898, and in 1902 elected State Treasurer of 
Illinois for term expiring 1906. Mem. of the 
Republican State Committee from the 9th Dis- 
trict; mem. Cook Co. Central Republican Com- 
mittee. Mem. Germania Mannerchor. Mason 
(32). Clubs: Hamilton, Marquette, Chicago 
Athletic. Office: 391 Sedgwick St. Residence: 
504 N. Clark St. 

BUSSE, Gustavo Adolph, retired merchant; 
b. Prussia, Ger., Sept. 24, 1837; s. John H. and 
Magdalena Busse; ed. public schools at Halle, 
Ger., and at Franke's Stiftung; came from Ger- 
many to Chicago, 1855; m. 1865, Carrie Gross; 
children: Fred A. (now State Treas. of Illi- 
nois.), Carrie M., George A. Engaged in mer- 
cantile business in Chicago until 1861, when 
he joined and became lieut. in the 24th III. 
Vol. Infy., later becoming capt. in the 57th 
111. Veteran Infy.; served in the 16th and 15th 
Army Corps (Gen. Sherman's) until the close 
of the war; then again engaged in mercantile 
business, but is now retired. Republican. 
Lutheran. Mem. A. F. and A. M. Mem. G. A. R., 
and Loyal Legion; iiat. vice-pres. of the Army 
of the Tennessee. Residence: 504 N. Clark St. 
BUSSEY, George Newton, physician and 
surgeon; b. Albion, Wis., Dec. 18, 1864; s. 
Benjamin and Jane (North) Bussey; prepared 
for college at Albion (Wis.) Acad., 1883-8; 
at Univ. of Wisconsin, 1888-90, graduating 
Ph.B., 1890; Rush Medical College, 1890-3, 
graduating M.D., 1893; house physician Au- 
gustana Hosp., 1893-9; m. Chicago, May, 1899, 
Flora M. Squires: Children: Frederick Newton, 
Kenneth George. Engaged in gen. med. prac- 
tice since 1893. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc., Illi- 
nois State Med. Soc., Am. Med. Assn., Univ. 
of Wisconsin Club. Republican. Methodist. 
Office: 550 Wilson Av. Residence: 2640 N. Her- 
mitage Av. 

BUSSEY, William Thompson, pres. Chicago 
Stove Works; b. Troy, N. Y., Dec. 5, 1854; ed. 
public schools and Rensselaer Polytechnic In- 
stitute, Troy, N. Y.; m. Millersburg, O., Oct. 
12, 1877, Ella Lusk; children: Irene, Cornelia. 
Entire business career has been in the stove 
industry, beginning in 1873 in the repair dept. 
of the Bussey, McLeod Stove Works; in 1876 
started in the Chicago office of the same com- 
pany, and has continued in that business ever 
since; now pres. the Chicago Stove Works. 
Republican. Presbyterian. Club: Illinois. Of- 
fice: Blue Island Av. and Twenty-second St. 
Residence: 521 Jackson Boul. 

BUSWELt, Henry Grant, insurance; b. Jer- 
sey City, N. J., Mar. 4, 1865; s. Henry L. and 
Isabella (Smith) Buswell; ed. public schools; 



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m. Brooklyn, N. Y., Oct. 8, 1890, Josephine del 
Risco; children: Josephine, Walter, Marian, 
Florence. Began business career in the office 
of Provident Savings Life Assurance Soc. in 
New York City; clerk in the home office of 
the Home Insurance Co. of New York, 1885, 
and has remained in the service of that com- 
pany continuously ever since, coming to Chi- 
cago in June, 1903, as local mgr. Served 10 
years as a mem. of the 23d (Brooklyn) Regt. 
of the N. Y. State N. G. Mem. Chicago Under- 
writers' Assn. Congregationalist. Office: 201 
LaSalle St. Residence: 1334 Hinman Av., 
Evanston. 

BUTLER, Edward Burgess, merchant; b. 
Lewiston, Me., Dec. 16, 1853; s. Manly Orville 
and Elizabeth (Howe) Butler; ed. Boston pub- 
lic schools; employed In wholesale dry goods 
house. Boston, 1870-6. With brother, George 
H., founded, 1877, house of. Butler Bros., at 
Boston; -now at New York, Chicago and St. 
Louis (general merchandise) ; m. Norwalk, 
Conn., 1880, Jane, daughter of William Henry 
and Esther (Pratt) Holly. Was chairman 
ways and means committee and chairman 
dept. of admissions and collections, World's 
Columbian Exposition. Pres. for years Illinois 
Manual Training School Farm, Glenwood, 
111.; trustee Hull House Social Settlement; 
Chicago Orphan Asylum, Erring Woman's 
Refuge, 1st State Fawners' Soc., Rockford 
College, Bureau of Associated Charities; dir. 
Corn Exchange Nat. Bank. Clubs: Commer- 
cial, Merchants, Chicago, Union League, 
Washington Park, Midlothian. Office: 7 W. 
Randolph St. Residence: 3408 Michigan Av. 

BUTLEK, Eugene Klncaid, manufacturer; b. 
on farm near Rome, N. Y., June 8, 1843; s. 
Ezekiel and Eunice (Shaw) Butler; parents 
removed to Prophetstown, Whiteside Co., 111.; 
ed. country schools except 1 term at Kenosha 
(Wis.) High School; m. Geneseo, 111., Mar. 4, 
1867, Sarah R. Olmsted; children: Hulbert W., 
Frank (died in infancy), Robert S., Edward 
Earl. Worked on farm, 1859-61, for $12 per 
month; continued farming until 1866; entered 
employ of C. H. & L. J. McCormick, as can- 
vassing salesman to farmers, continuing with 
that firm and their successors until 1898, in 
various depts. of field work and as supt. of 
factory and up to sec. and gen. mgr., which 
position he held for years; out of active busi- 
ness, 1898-1902. In 1902 bought controlling in- 
terest in The Keystone Co., Sterling, 111., 
manufacturers of farm implements for sale 
at wholesale to dealers only; since then pres. 
of that company. In 1901 assisted in organiz- 
ing and is now dir. in the Brownsville (Texas) 
Land and Irrigation Co., owning 27,000 acres 
of rice land (7,000 under cultivation), 40 miles 
of canals and a pumping plant with capacity 
of 100,000 gallons per minute; dir. Iowa Na- 
tional Bank, Des Moines. Republican. Clubs: 
Union League, Kenwood. Office: 52 State St. 
Residence: 4850 Greenwood Av. 

BUTLEB, Frank Osgood, vice-pres. J. W. 
Butler Paper Co.; b. Chicago, Apr. 22, 1861; s. 
Julius Wales and Julia (Osgood) Butler; ed. 
Brown School and Central High School; m. 
Louisville, Ky., June 10, 1886, Fannie M. Bre- 
maker; children: Paul, Julius Wales, Jr. After 
leaving school entered employ of J. W. Butler 
Paper Co. as clerk, salesman, etc., and since 
1890 has been vice-pres. of the company. He 
is also vice-pres. of the Standard Paper Co. 
of Milwaukee, and of the Butler-Jarboe Paper 
Co., Oklahoma City. Republican. Clubs: Union 
League, Hinsdale Golf. Office: 212 to 220 Mon- 
roe St. Residence: Hinsdale, 111. 

BUTLEB, Hurbert Wilson, real estate deal- 
er; b. Freeport, 111., Jan. 10, 1868; s. Eugene 
K. and Sarah (Olmstead) Butler; ed. Chicago 
public schools; grad. Yale Univ. Law School, 
LL.B., 1888; m. 1st, Viola Douglas; 1 son: 
Douglas; m. 2d, Chicago, Sept. 17, 1901. Alice 
Carter. Engaged in business as real estate 



dealer since 1890. Alderman from 27th Ward, 
now serving 5th term in the City Council. 
Republican; chairman board of trustees of 
the First Congregational Church of Jefferson 
Park. Mem. Royal League, Odd Fellows, K. P. 
Mason, Providence Lodge, Irving Park Chap- 
ter, St. Elmo Commandery, K. T. Office: Butler 
Bldg. Residence: 1991 Roberts Av. 

BUTLER, John Sinnott, lawyer; b. Quebec, 
Can., June 4, 1863; s. Michael and Mary (Sin- 
nott) Butler; grad. law dept. Lake Forest 
Univ., 1896; attended no other schools or col- 
leges except a short term of night school in 
Chicago; m. Milwaukee, Wis., July 26, 1893, 
Matilda E. Tschirch. Lived on farm near 
Chester, S. C., until 17 years old; from 17 to 
28 employed in manufacturing business with 
Adams & Westlake Co., Chicago; in same 
business on own account, in Chicago, 1891-6; 
admitted to Illinois bar, 1896; since then 
practicing law in Chicago; especially devoted 
to corporation law and laws of mines and 
mining and successful in organizing gold 
dredging properties. Sec. and treas. Oro Dredg- 
ing Co., and sec. Pacific Dredging Co. Demo- 
crat (independent) ; was nominated in 1899, 
by petition, for General Assembly, 21st dis- 
trict, on "Anti-Allen Bill" ticket, to oppose J. 
H. Farrell, democrat, and was supported by 
press unanimously, but Farrell was elected. 
Mem. Fullerton Av. Presbyterian Church. 
Mason: Ashlar Lodge, York Chapter, St. Ber- 
nard Commandery, K. T., and Medinah Tem- 
ple (Shrine). Mem. Chicago Chapter Delta 
Chi (law fraternity), Chicago Bar Assn., Illi- 
nois State Bar Assn. Mem. Royal League, 
Royal Arcanum. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Ger- 
mania, Chicago Yacht, Iroquois, Edgewater 
Golf, Illinois Athletic. Office: Stock Exchange 
Bldg. Residence: The Lessing, 1810 Surf St. 

BUTLEB, Julius Pred, sec. J. W. Butler 
Paper Co.; b. Chicago, 111., July 20, 1866; s. 
Julius Wales and Julia A. (Osgood) Butler; 
ed. public schools, graduating West Division 
High School, class of 1884; m. Lillie J. Tag- 
gart, Louisville, Ky. ; 1 daughter: Florence 
Elizabeth. After leaving school entered his 
father's wholesale paper business, beginning 
as clerk in the stationery dept. and later be- 
coming city buyer, then city salesman, and in 
1891 was made gen. supt. of the manufactur- 
ing depts.; since 1892, sec. of the company; 
pres. Butler-Jarboe Paper Co.; dir. Standard 
Paper Co. of Milwaukee, Wis.; dir. Royal 
Trust Co. Bank. Mem. Paper Trade Club of 
Chicago. 1st It. Co. G, 2d Regt., I. N. G. Re- 
publican. Congregationalist. Clubs: Union 
League, Westward Ho. Oak Park. Office: 218 
Monroe St. Residence: 3 Elizabeth Ct, Oak 
Park. 

BUTLEB, Julius Wales, paper merchant; b. 
Essex, Chittenden Co., Vt., May 7, 1828; a. 
Zebediah (paper manufacturer) and Ester 
(Morris) Butler; ed. elementary and academic 
schools of Vermont; m. May, 1858, Julia A. 
Osgood, of Bellows Falls, Vt.; children: Frank 
Osgood, Julius Fred, and also 2 daughters, 
both now deceased. At age of 13 was appren- 
ticed to a harness and trunk maker at Hines- 
burg, Vt., to remain until his majority, at a 
remuneration of $30.00 per year, and 3 months' 
schooling each year. At 18 he had become ex- 
pert at his trade and made a set of carriage 
harness and a trunk, both of which took first 
prize at the State Fair. At 20, in cpnsideration 
of exceptional services, he was given a year 
off his time, and came west to Illinois, 
in 1848, the journey taking 4 weeks, which 
was then considered a quick trip from New 
England to Chicago. Went to St. Charles, 111., 
where his brother, Oliver M. Butler, had a 
paper mill and general store; clerked in his 
brother's store about 6 years; then became 
partner in a paper warehouse in Chicago 
(Butler & Hunt), which handled the products 
of the St. Charles mill; firm became Laflin, 



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Butler & Co., 1862, and J. W. Butler & Co., 
1869; incorporated as J. W. Butler Paper Co., 
1872, of which he is pres.; also pres. of the 
Standard Paper Co., Milwaukee, Wis. ; dir. 
Royal Trust Co. Bank. Mem. and officer Union 
Park Congregational Church. Club: Union 
League. Office: 218 Monroe St. Residence: Hins- 
dale, 111. 

BUTLER, Nathaniel Butler, prof. Univ. of 
Chicago since 1901. (See Who's Who in Amer- 
ica for sketch.) Address: 5601 Madison Av., 
Chicago. 

BUTLEB, Rush Clark, lawyer; b. North- 
wood, la., Aug. 27, 1871; s. Lindley S. and 
Julia (Pickering) Butler; ed. public schools 
of Northwood, la.; Cedar Valley Seminary, 
Osage, la.; Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, la.; 
Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, graduating Ph.B., 
1893; m. Chicago, June 6, 1901, Isabelle Crilly; 
1 son: Rush Clark, Jr. After leaving college 
studied law; admitted to bar, 1894; since July 
1, 1899, with Eldor J. Cassoday, in law firm 
of Cassoday & Butler. Pres. and dir. Illinois 
Collieries Co., Sorento Coal Co., United Securi- 
ties Co.; dir. Chicago Virden Coal Co., Glrard 
Coal Co., Chester N. Mathews Co., Jones & 
Adams Co. Republican; nominee for legisla- 
ture, 1904. Mem. Plymouth Congregational 
Church. Pres. 3d Ward Improvement Assn. 
Formerly capt. and inspector of rifle practice, 
1st Infantry I. N. G. Trustee Chicago Homce. 
Med. College. Clubs: Hamilton, Washington 
Park, Tuscumbia Golf (Green Lake, Wis.). 
Office: Monadnock Blk. Residence: 3826 Michi- 
gan Av. 

BUTLZB, Wallace Edward, pres. Tehuante- 
pec Mutual Planters' Co.; b. Farmington, Me., 
May 26, 1854; s. Edward S. Butler and Au- 
gusta (Baker) Butler; ed. high school in Bos- 
ton; m. Dakota City, Neb., Feb. 4, 1873, Ida 
Wilbur; children: Clarence Edward, Lloyd, 
Elizabeth A., Louie, Lottie. Went to Nebraska 
as the representative of eastern investors, 
loaning money on Nebraska land; studied law 
and was admitted to the Nebraska bar in 
1874; practiced 5 years in the 6th Judicial 
District of Nebraska and was deputy clerk 
of the District Court and ex-offlcio clerk of 
Dixon Co., Neb. Came to Chicago in 1895 and 
began the organization of the Tehuantepec 
Mutual Planters' Co:, incorporated in 1899, 
and has from organization been pres. and 
gen. mgr. of the companv, which owns exten- 
sive plantations in Eastern Mexico. Repub- 
lican. Mem. of Moody's Church. Office: 134 
Monroe St. Residence: Morgan Park. 

BUTLEB, Walter, lawyer; b. Kinderhook, 
Columbia Co., N. Y., Jan. 7, 1841; s. Walter 
and Maria (Van Alen) Butler; resident of 
Chicago since Oct. 16, 1844; ed. public schools 
of Chicago and of Massachusetts, and at 
Princeton Univ., graduating A.B. in class of 
1862; M.A., 1866; m. Waukegan, 111., Feb. 10, 
1881, Bertha H. Heinrichs. Taught school in 
New Jersey, 1862-3; read law in offices of 
Woodbridge & Grant, Chicago, Aug., 1863-5, 
wnen was admitted to bar of Illinois; since 
then continuously engaged in general prac- 
tice of law. Mem. Chicago Bar Assn., Chicago 
Law Institute. Independent in politics. Mas- 
ter in Chancery of Circuit Court of Cook Co. 
for 17 years; alderman from the 25th Ward 
of Chicago from April, 1899, to April, 1901. 
Dir. Illinois Humane Soc. since 1901, and since 
death of Mr. Culver, 1902, has been sec. of the 
soc. Office: 131 LaSalle St. Residence: 624 
Fullerton Av. 

BUTTEBFIELD, William Louis, retired 
real estate dealer; b. Chicago, Oct. 28, 1849; 
a. William and Sarah (Brown) Butterfleld; 
ed. Racine College, Wis., and Lake Forest 
Univ.; m. New York, 1878, Agnes Wheel- 
wright; children: Carrie Elliott, Florence, 
Lawrence (now deceased). Was for two years 
an official stenographer in Congress, at Wash- 



ington; then served in the same capacity 
in the Court of Alabama Claims, Washing- 
ton; correspondent for several newspapers, 
including The Capital, The Republican, etc., 
of Washington, D. C., and later in newspaper 
work in Chicago, traveling extensively as 
correspondent; since 1871 engaged in real es- 
tate business in Chicago, with specialties in 
railroad timber lands and acre property. Re- 
publican. 

BUTTOLPH, Albert Charles, wholesale 
grocer; b. Charlotte, Vt, Sept. 8, 1852; s. 
Albert A. and Laura A. (Burnham) Buttolph; 
ed. public schools and at Morris (111.) Classic- 
al Institute; m. Keokuk, la., Dec. 27, 1877, 
Louise E. Fuller; children: Grace T., Roy B., 
Ruth, Esther, Albert C., Jr. First business ex- 
perience was in a retail grocery house at Mor- 
ris, 111., 1873; came to Chicago and entered 
the employ of W. M. Hoyt Co., wholesale 
grocers, importers and manufacturers; was 
admitted to partnership Jan. 1, 1879; now 
managing dir. of the company. Republican. 
Clubs: Kenwood (pres. 1903-4), Chicago Ath- 
letic, Midlothian. Office: 1 Michigan Av. Resi- 
dence: 4822 Ellis Av. 

BUTTON, William Jesse, president Werner 
School Book Co.; b. Covington, Ind., Dec. 6, 
1846; s. J. P. and Sarah R. (Hock) Button; ed. 
Indianapolis public schools and in Butler Col- 
lege, Indianapolis, Ind.; m. Indianapolis, Ind., 
1873, Martha C. Commons; children: Elsie, 
Rosemary. Came to Chicago in 1873 as Chi- 
cago mgr. for Harper & Brother, publishers, 
until 1893; in 1893 organized the Werner 
School Book Co., of which is pres. Republican. 
Office: 521 Wabash Av. Residence: 5648 Madi- 
son Av. 

BUTZ, Otto Charles, lawyer; b. Chicago, May 
2, 1857; s. Caspar and Julia (Magnus) Butz; 
ed. Kinzie School and Wiedingers German 
School, Chicago; thence to Schau's German 
School, New York, thence to law dept. of Univ. 
of Michigan, graduating LL.B., 1877; m. Le 
Roy, N. Y., Mar. 3, 1880, Alice Rogers; chil- 
dren: Robert Otto, Theodore Caspar, Herbert. 
Admitted to Illinois bar Apr. 1, 1877; since 
then practicing in Chicago, 1st in firm of Butz, 
Eschenburg & Prussing, then sucessively 
of Butz & Eschenburg, Otto C. Butz, Lackner 
& Butz, and now in firm of Lackner, Butz & 
Miller, formed Nov. 1, 1889. Republican. Of- 
fice: 100 Washington St. Residence: Winnetka. 
BUXBAUM, Emanuel, wholesale clothing; 
b. Eibechheim, Baden, Germany, Feb. 2, 1855; 
s. Moses and Malka (Schlesinger) Buxbaum; 
ed. New York; m. 1st, Chicago, Nov. 12, 1889, 
Julia Kuh (died July 10, 1899); 2d, Apr. 22, 
1903, Carrie L. Hart; children: Myra C., Louise 
R. Came to U. S. In 1860; engaged in clothing 
business, and in 1889 became connected with 
the wholesale house of Kuh, Nathan & Fischer 
Co., of which he has been pres. since 1901. 
Hebrew religion. Club: Standard. Office: 276-8 
Franklin St. Residence: 4418 Michigan Av. 

BUZZELL, Edgar Augustus, lawyer; b. 
Lowell, Mass., Oct. 10, 1860; s. Rev. Oliver 
Augustus and Mary Adelaide (Merrill) Buz- 
zell; ed. district school, Gibbon (Neb.) Acad., 
1875-8; Univ. of Chicago, 1882-6, graduating 
A. B.; m. Chicago, Apr. 4, 1888, Jennie Isetta 
Gibson; children: Edgar Gibson, Althea May, 
Harold Winfleld, Merrill Elliott. Student in 
law office of Holden & Farson, 1886-8; admitted 
to bar, Oct., 1888, and became clerk in office 
of same firm until Dec., 1889; mem. of law 
firm of Holden & Buzzell (William H. Holden, 
senior partner) since Jan. 1, 1890. Republican. 
Office: Hartford Bldg. Residence: 6136 Ellis 
Av. 

BY,ftM, John W., lawyer; b. Warsaw, 
Wyoming Co., "N. Y., Sept. 10, 1837; s. Israel 
and Eudoxia (Smith) Byam; ed. Geneseo Col- 
lege, Lima, N. Y. ; studied law with George 
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School, graduating 1865; m. Nov. 26, 1862, 
Maria, daughter of Hon. Jedldfah Horsford, 
of Moscow, N. Y. ; 1 son: Norton H. Admitted 
to New York bar, 1865; practiced in Livonia, 
N. Y., 1865-82; since 1882 in Chicago. Made 
considerable reputation by his defense of 
Frank Mulkowski, indicted, 1885, for murder 
of Mrs. Agnes Kledzich, and in 1888 by his 
prosecution of Sumner C. Welsh for jury 
bribing. Republican. Methodist. Office: 59 
Clark St. Residence: Evanston. 

BYEKS, John Wesley, live stock; b. York 
Co., Pa., Dec. 12, 1844; s. Jacob and Sarah 
(Myers) Byers; ed. public schools of Penn- 
sylvania; m. Harrisburg, Pa., 1868, Frances 
M. Mohler; children: Nellie A., Pina B., Daisy 
M., Ralph M. Born and reared on a farm; at 
the age of 19 came to Illinois and engaged 
with his brother in the live stock commission 
business for several years. Returned for a 
brief period to his native home in Pa.; came 
to Chicago and accented a position as sales- 
man at the Union Stock Yards with Denney 
& Redman, live stock commission merchants; 
remained with them till 1876 when, on ac- 
count of death, he went east to settle a 
family estate; returned to Chicago in spring 
of 1882 and became associated with his 
brother and others in the live stock commis- 
sion business, first under firm name of Pat- 
terson, Byers & Co., later under the name of 
Byers, Moon & Byers, and since 1890 under 
the style of Byers Bros. & Co., with branches 
at South Omaha, Neb., So. St. Joseph, Mo., 
and Kansas City, Mo. Mem. Chicago Live 
Stock Exchange. Renublican. Office: Exchange 
Bldg., Union Stock Yards. Residence: 377 Oak- 
wood Boul. 

BYFORD, Henry Turman, surgeon; b. 
Evansville, Ind., Nov. 12, 1853; s. Dr. William 
H. and Mary Anne Holland Byford; grad. 
Berlin (Germany) High School, 1868, and Wil- 
liston Seminary, 1870; Chicago Med. College 
(Northwestern Univ.), 1873; m. 1892, Lucy 
Richard Lamed; children: Genevieve, Mary, 
Heath Turman, William Holland. Engaged in 
practice in Chicago; specialist in gynecology; 
prof, gynecology, and dir., College of Physi- 
cians and Surgeons, Chicago (med. dept. Univ. 
of Illinois) ; surgeon to Woman's Hosp., Chi- 
cago; was pres. of Chicago Gynecological Soc. 
and honorary pres. International Congress 
Gynecology. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Kenwood 
Country. Author: Manual of Gynecology; 
Diseases of Women (with late Dr. Wil- 
liam H. Byford). Joint Author: Am. 
Text Book of Gynecology; Keating and Coe's 
Clinical Gynecology; also over a hundred pa- 
pers on gynecological subjects. Dir. Royal 
Automobile Co. Mem. British Gynecological 
Soc.; Am. Gynecological; Chicago Gynecologi- 
cal; Chicago Med.; Am. Med.; Illinois State 
Med.; Western Surgical and Gynecological; 
Southern Surgical and Gynecological; Missis- 
sippi Valley Med.; Chicago Medico-Legal Soc., 
etc. Office: 100 State. Residence: 4636 Drexel 
Boul. 

BYLLESBY, Henry Manson, electrical engi- 
neer; b. Pittsburgh, Pa., Feb. 16, 1859; s. De 
Witt Clinton and Sarah (Mathews) Byllesby; 
ed. Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, Pa.; m. Roselle, 
N. J., 1882, Margaret Stearns Baldwin. Was 
associated with Thomas A. Edison in the early 
days of electric lighting in New Jersey, and 
has been identified with many movements and 
advances in electrical enterprises. Now pres. 
of the Mansfield (O.) Ry.. Light and Power 
Co., Mansfield and Shirley R. R. Co. and Gran- 
ite City Electric Co.; vice-pres. of Zanesville 
(O.) Ry., Light and Power Co., Fort Smith 
(Ark.) Traction and Light Co., Oklahoma Gas 
and Electric Co. Pres. H. M. Byllesby & Co., 
electrical engineerincr. Mem. Am. Soc. of Civil 
Engineers, Am. Institute of Mechanical Engi- 
neers, Western Soo. of Engineers. Republican. 
Clubs: Union League, Midlothian; also Law- 



yers of New York. Office: New York Life 
Bldg. Residence: 4642 Lake Av. 

BYBHE, John Henry, physician; b. Liver- 
pool, Eng., Feb. 4, 1841; s. Foster and Jane 
Maria (McKenny) Byrne; grad. Rush Med. 
College, Chicago, M.D., 1874; m. Chicago, Apr. 
22, 1870, Catherine Scott Whlteford; children: 
John Gerald, Edith, Grace Digby, Crawford 
James. Came to America, 1864; was employed 
In wholesale drug houses for 3 years; went 
into retail drug business and continued until 
grad. medicine, 1874. Was surgeon for the In- 
surance Patrol, 1892-5; was on staff of Baptist 
Hosp. on Rhodes Av. for some years. Mem. 
Chicago Med. Soc., Illinois State Med. Soc., 
Am. Med. Assn., Medico-Legal Soc., Thera- 
peutic Club. Prohibitionist. Baptist. Address: 
690 W. Monroe St. 



CABLE, Benjamin Stickney, lawyer; b. Rock 
Island, 111., Sept. 24, 1872; s. R. R. and Joseph- 
ine (Stickney) Cable; ed. public schools Rock 
Island, 111.; private schools, Chicago; Phillips 
Exeter Acad., Exeter, N. H. ; Yale Univ., grad- 
uating, A.B., 1895; Columbia Law School, 
LL.B., 1898. Was engaged in office of Lowden, 
Estabrook & Davis, 1898-9, when entered the 
law dept. of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pa- 
cific Ry., and since Jan. 1, 1904, is atty. for 
Illinois for same company. Independent in 
politics. Clubs: Chicago, University, Chicago 
Golf, Saddle and Cycle; also University Club 
(New York). Office: 144 VanBuren St. Resi- 
dence: 1495 Sheridan Rd. 

CABLE, Fayette Shepherd, piano manufac- 
turer; b. Cannonsville, N. Y., Mar. 18, 1855; s. 
Silas and Mary (Goodrich) Cable; ed. public 
school and at Delaware Literary Institute, 
Franklin, N. Y.; m. Ellenville, N. Y., Oct. 16. 
1879, Kate Elting; children: Anne S., Rachel 
Eltlng, Gladys, Dorothy Roselle. Was in the 
school book business with A. S. Barnes & Co., 
New York City, from 1876 to 1880; then came 
to Chicago and represented Porter & Coates in 
the same line of business until 1890, when he 
connected himself with the Cable Co., and was 
sec. of the same until 1903. Then established 
the Fayette S. Cable Piano Co., manufacturers 
of pianos, and in July, 1904, the business was 
reorganized as the Cable-Nelson Piano Co., 
manufacturers of the Cable-Nelson pianos, etc. 
of which company is pres. and treas. Repub- 
lican. Congregationalist. Clubs: Union League, 
Atlas. Office: 200-2 Wabash Av., Chicago; fac- 
tory, South Haven, Mich. Residence: Hinsdale, 
111. 

CABLE, Hobart M., pres. the Hobart M. Ca- 
ble Co., manufacturers of pianos and organs; 
b. Walton, Delaware Co., N. Y., Mar. 3, 1841; 
B. Silas and Mary (Goodrich) Cable; ed. pub- 
lic schools Delaware Co., N. Y., Franklin Lit- 
erary Institute, Franklin, N. Y. ; m. Walton, 
N. Y., 1869, Estella R. Ells; children: Mrs. 
Martha Augusta Morenus, Hobart TV1., Jr., Mrs. 
Marie Ells Manning. Began teaching district 
school in Delaware Co., N. Y., when 16 years 
of age; elected school commissioner of Dela- 
ware Co., when in 22d year, and held position 
until was 25 years old; was in employ of A. S. 
Barnes & Co., school book publishers, of New 
York, for 15 years. Lived In Hyde Park, Mass, 
(suburb of Boston), for 20 years and was iden- 
tified with Its public affairs for 12 years as 
mem. of its school board, mem. of its public 
library board, and mem. of its town board as 
1 of 3 selectmen; 4 years mem. Massachusetts 
legislature, and was chairman of Committee 
on Bills on Third Reading, and 1 year chair- 
man of Committee on Railroads. Came to Chi- 
cago, 1889, and began the manufacture of pi- 
anos and organs, becoming one of the foun- 
ders of the Cable Co., In association with his 
brother, Herman D. Cable, who died In 1900. 



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Organized, 1900, and ever since pres. of the 
Hobart M. Cable Co., manufacturing 15,000 
Hobart M. Cable pianos and Burdett reed or- 
gans yearly, at La Porte, Ind., and Freeport, 
111., employing in all 600 people. Mason (32). 
Office: Steinway Hall. Residence: 4947 Lake 

A ^CABl,E, Hotoart M., Jr., vice-pres Hobart 
M. Cable Co.; b. Boston, Mass., Dec 15, 18 
a Hobart M. and Estella R. fElls) Cable; 
ed. public schools of Walton, N. Y., and In 
the law dept. of Cornell Univ., Ithaca, N. Y. 
After leaving college entered the factory of 
the Hobart M. Cable Co., remaining 3 years, 
where he acquired practical experience in 
piano building; since incorporation of the 
company in 1900 has been its vice-pres. Com- 
pany has factory at Freeport, where are 
manufactured Burdett organs, and a factory 
at LaPorte, Ind., where are manufactured 
Hobart M. Cable pianos. Republican. Office: 
Steinway Hall. Residence: 4947 Lake Ay 

CABLE, Bansom B., chairman of board Chi- 
cago. Rock Island & Pacific Ry., since 1898; 
b Athens Co., O., 1834. Moved in early life to 
Rock Island, 111., where for many years he 
was engaged In coal mining; became interested 
in railway business, becoming pres. Rockford, 
Rock Island & St. Louis R. R., 1870; elected 
dir. C., R. I. & St. P. Ry. Co., 1877; asst to 
pres., 1879; vice-pres. and gen. mgr., J su, 
pres., 1883. Was also for several years pres. 
of M & St. L.; now also chairman of board of 
Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Ry. Co., 
and pres. Rock Island & Peoria Ry. Co.; dir. 
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Ry. Co., Kan- 
kakee & Seneca R. R. Co., Manitou & Pike s 
Peak Ry , Corn Exchange Bank (New York). 
Rock Island Co. Office: 144 VanBuren St. Resi- 
dence: Rock Island, 111. 

CADY, Jeremiah. Klersted, architect; b. In- 
dianapolis, Ind., June 29, 1855; s. Charles War- 
ner and Abigail Aikman (Kiersted) Cady; 
grad Cornell Univ., 1876, with degree B. Arch.; 
m. Madison, Wis., Oct. 8, 1891, Paget Daniels; 
2 children: Jessica, Kiersted Paget. Came to 
Chicago, Apr. 1, 1883, to enter employ of Burn- 
ham & Root as draftsman; served with them 
until Dec., 1885; went to Europe and on return 
re-entered the employ of Burnham & Root, as 
head of drafting room, May 1, 1886, to May 1, 
1887; then went into practice with Frank W. 
Handy (Handy & Cady); in general practice 
ever since. Episcopalian. Club: University. Of- 
fice: 172 Washington St. Residence: 17 Astor 
Street. 

CAEZIiIi, Edward T., lawyer; b. Chicago, 
s. James and Mary (McCormick) Cahill, both 
natives of Ireland; when infant, father was 
killed in railroad accident; ed. public schools, 
followed by self-study in Latin, French and 
other branches. Began life as cash boy and 
later clerk in retail store; studied law; admit- 
ted to bar, 1880; was for some years connected 
with Wilson, Montgomery & Waterman, and 
later with Hawes & Lawrence; now practicing 
alone with general civil practice, but more 
especially occupied with real estate law and 
chancery practice. Occasional contributor to 
newspapers, magazines, etc., on subjects of 
current interest. Mem. and was sec. Chicago 
Philosophical Soc., mem. Western Psychical 
Soc., Art Institute of Chicago, etc. Republican, 
and has taken active part as speaker in several 
campaigns. Office: 97 Clark St. Residence: 667 
Sedgwick St. 

CAHN, Benjamin Robert, stock and bond 
broker; b. Chicago, Aug. 26, 1862; s. Aaron 
and Ida (Lorie) Cahn; ed. Allen Acad., Chica- 
go, and Cornell Univ.; m. Chicago, Dec. 8, 
1891, Belle Austrian; 1 son: Alvin Robert. 
Since 1887 actively and successfully engaged 
in present business. Mem. New York Stock 
Exchange, Chicnsro Stock Exchange (dir.), Chi- 
cago Board of Trade. Republican. Treas. Chi- 
cago Lying-in Hosp. and Dispensary. Clubs: 



Standard (ex-pres.), Ravisloe Country. Office: 
104 LaSalle St. Residence: 4125 Drexel Boul. 

CAHN, Edgar Bernard, manufacturer; b. 
Chicago, May 15, 1877; s. Bernard and Fannie 
(Laurie) Cahn; ed. Chicago public schools and 
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, graduating 
B.S. (in architecture), 1899; m. Chicago, June 
1, 1903, Mata Elson. Was employed in archi- 
tect's office in Chicago, 1899 to 1901; joined 
1901, in organization and incorporation, and 
has since been sec. and treas. of the Strauss- 
Cahn Knitting Co. Club: Standard. Office: 267 
E. Division St. Residence: 3804 Grand Boul. 

CAHN, Morton David, broker; b. Chicago 
Sept. 28, 1880; s. Joseph and Miriam (Schwab) 
Cahn; ed. Chicago public schools, Armour In- 
stitute, South Side Acad. and Yale Univ., grad- 
uating, A.B., in class of 1901. After leaving 
college in 1901, embarked on own account as 
broker in stocks, bonds and investment securi- 
ties. Mem. Chicago Stock Exchange. Republi- 
can. Office: 104 LaSalle St. Residence: 4809 
Grand Boul. 

CAIRNS, Charles Andrew, general passen- 
ger and ticket agent Chicago & North-Western 
Ry.; b. Cleveland, O.; s. Peter and Ann M. 
Cairns; ed. Cleveland public schools Began 
railway service as messenger in the offices of 
pres. and treas. of the Cleveland, Cojumbus, 
Cincinnati & Indianapolis Ry. in 1878, and be- 
came stock clerk in passenger dept. Mar 1 
1879, promoted through various positions in 
general passenger dept. of combined Cleveland 
Columbus, Cincinnati & Indianapolis, Indian- 
apolis & St. Louis and Dayton and Union Rys 
to chief clerk, which position resigned, Apr. 
15, 1889, to become chief clerk Chicago, St. 
Paul & Kansas City Ry.; was asst. general 
passenger and ticket agent, same road, 1890-2; 
in general passenger dept. Chicago & North- 
Western Ry., Aug. 15, 1892, to Jan., 1895; asst 
general passenger agent, same road, Jan 1 
1895, to Mar. 1, 1903; since Mar. 1, 1903, gen- 
eral passenger and ticket agent Chicago & 
North-Western System. Club: Union League. 
Office: 22 Fifth Av. Residence: 5405 Madison 
Av. 

CALDWELL, Henry Wallace, pres. H. W. 
Caldwell & Son Co., manufacturers of power- 
transmitting machinery; b. Sharpsburg, Bath 
Co., Ky., July 20, 1843; s. Rev. Robt. F. and 
Rachel (Coming) Caldwell; ed. Sharnsburg 
Acad. and Center College, Danville, Ky.; served 
in Union Army as 1st lieut. Co. B, 10th Ky. 
Vol. Cav.; m. Indianapolis, Ind., July 20, 1865, 
Hannah North (now deceased); children: 
Frank C., Oliver N., Julia C., Louise S. 
Learned machinist trade. Patented the Cald- 
well Screw Conveyor, 1875, from which has 
been built up a large business; incorporated 
as the H. W. Caldwell & Son Co., of which 
he is pres. Republican. Presbyterian. Office: 
Western Av., 17th to 18th Sts. Residence: 
5201 Kimbark Av. 

CAIiHOUN, George, pres. and gen. mgr. of 
the National Oil Refining and Manufacturing 
Co.; b. Pictou, N. S., Sept. 7, 1850; s. David 
and Isabella (McKay) Calhoun; ed. public 
schools Nova Scotia; m. Con way Centre, N. H., 
July 4, 1870, Nellie Bachelder; 1 son: George 
Weston. First employment was at age of 12, 
as errand boy on a railway in course of con- 
struction through Pictou, and continued with 
the company until, at age of 17, he had charge 
of construction trains in the New England 
States; apprenticed himself to stone cutter at 
Dick's Island, Me., and at 20 was supt. of con- 
struction in building the Boston Water-works 
and reservoirs; after completion of that work, 
became advertising agent for Norman L. Mun- 
ro, publisher. New York; later for 7 years 
with Street & Smith, publishers of the New 
York Weekly; then advertising mgr. for Mun- 
sey's Magazine and organizing field workers 
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Robert Bonner, publisher New York Ledger, 3 
years; subsequently with George Munro's 
Sons, publishers, of New York, and since Dec. 
27, 1895, mgr. Chicago branch, having charge 
of all that firm's business west of the Alle- 
ghenies. From its organization has been pres. 
and gen. mgr. of the National Oil Refining 
and Manufacturing Co. Office: 79 Dearborn St. 
Residence: 1873 Magnolia Av. 

CALHOUN, James Iiawrence, general agent 
of the Adams Express Co.; b. Beaufort, S. C., 
Jan. 25, 1853; s. James Lawrence and Jane 
(Verdier) Calhoun; ed. public schools Newman, 
Ga., Tuskegee, Ala., Montgomery, Ala.; m. 
Opelika, Ala., June, 1876, Effle C. Moore; chil- 
dren: Lawrence V., Sallie E., William H., Lucy 
M., James R. Clerk in country store at New- 
man, Ga., at 14, in grocery at Tuskegee, Ala., 
at 15, in clothing store at Montgomery, Ala., 
at 18; entered service of Southern Express Co. 
in 1876, Adams Express Co., 1881; route agent 
1881-4; agent at St. Louis, Mo., 1884-92; supt 
at St. Louis, 1892-4; since Nov. 14, 1894, in 
present position as general agent for the com- 
pany with headquarters at Chicago. Episco- 
palian. Office: 63-65 Washington St. Residence: 
5729 Monroe Av. 

CALHOUN, William James, lawyer; b. Pitts- 
burgh, Pa., Oct. 5, 1848; s. Robert and Sarah 
(Knox) Calhoun; academic education, Union 
Seminary, Poland, O.; m. Dec. 26, 1875, Alice 
D. Harmon, Danville, 111. (died Aug. 17, 1898) ; 
children: Marian Calhoun, Corinne Calhoun 
Gray. Admitted to bar, Jan., 1875; practiced 
at Danville until Mar. 8, 1898; was mem. of 
Interstate Commerce Commission, Mar. 8, 
1898, to Oct. 1, 1900; removed to Chicago and 
became a mem. of the law firm of Pam, Cal- 
houn & Glennon, and later, Calhoun, Lyford & 
Sheehan; dir. and general counsel of the Corn 
Products Co., Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co., 
Western counsel for B. & O. R. R. Co.; dir. of 
the Indiana, Illinois & Iowa R. R. Co. Repub- 
lican. Clubs: Chicago, Union League, Mar- 
quette, Exmoor. Office: The Rookery. Resi- 
dence: 397 E. Erie St. 

CALKINS, Lucius Allen, broker; b. Chicago, 
Aug. 14, 1860; s. Allen C. and S. J. Calkins; 
ed. public grammar and high schools of Chica- 
go to 1876; m. Chicago, 1898, Henrietta Har- 
land; 1 daughter: Henrietta Mary. On leaving 
school in 1876 entered employ of the firm of 
D. W. Irwin & Co., stocks and bonds; after- 
ward was with various firms until 1899 when 
established business for self; now mem. of 
the firm of Wrenn, Calkins & Egan, stock and 
grain brokers. Clubs: Edge water Golf, Casino 
(Edgewater). Office: The Rookery. Resi- 
dence: 1803 Sheridan Rd. 

CALLAGHAN, James Edward, law pub- 
lisher: b. Boston, Mass., Oct. 26, 1857; s. 
Bernard and Mary (King) Callaghan; ed. 
public schools of Chicago and West Division 
High School; grad. Georgetown Univ. in class 
Of 1880; m. Ann Arbor, Mich., 1886, Mary Don- 
nelly; children: Bernard, Edward, James 
(all now deceased), Mary S.. Emma Mar- 
garet. On graduation from college 1880, en- 
tered the law publishing house of Callaghan 
& Co., of which his father was the founder, 
In 1864, and since 1881 has been a partner in 
the firm. Clubs: Washington Park, Chicago 
Yacht, Chicago Athletic. Caxton. Lake Geneva 
Country. Office: 114 Monroe St. Residence: 
2962 Indiana Av. ; summer. Williams Bay, Wis. 

CALLAHAN, Charles H., justice of the 
peace, police magistrate; b. Boston, Mass., 
Sept. 20, 1862; s. Andrew and Anna (King) 
Callahan; ed. public schools in Chicago; m. 
Ann Arbor. Mich., June 1, 1887, Anna T. Don- 
nelly; children: Andrew J., May De Chantel, 
Anna, Bernard J., James E. Grad. Kent Col- 
lege of Law, LL.B., 1897. Was engaged at 
various occupations until about 22 years of 
age, when became supt. of Prussing Vinegar 
Co.'s various plants till 1893; deputy clerk of 



Circuit Court of Cook Co., 1893-7; since 1897 
justice of the peace and police magistrate at 
b. Chicago; was senatorial committeeman 2 
years; pres. Democratic Club of 7th Ward. 
Mem. S. Chicago Irish Historical Soc., Royal 
League N. Am. Union, Nat. Union. R. C. Was 
mem. of St. Elizabeth Church quartette for 16 
years. Club: Iroquois. Office: 9206 Commercial 
Av. Residence: 6448 Greenwood Av 

CALLENDER, Joseph Eliot, insurance; b. 

FS orla V L {, Nov - 19 ' 1866 = s - E11 t and Mary 
(rye) Callender; ed. public schools Peoria, 
111.; m. Peoria, 111., 1888, Florence G. Hewitt; 
1 son: Hewitt. Learned the business of manu- 
facturing chemist at Peoria, 111., and was en- 
gaged in the business for 3 years; then asst. 
cashier Dime Savings Bank, Peoria, until 1898- 
came to Chicago and engaged in the insurance 
business. Since 1901 of the Macdonell, Baker, 
Callender Co., insurance agency, and now sec. 
Republican. Baptist. Mem. Loyal Legion, Na- 
val Order of the U. S. Office: 122 Monroe St 
Residence: 345 LaSalle Av. 

CALM, Charles E., manufacturing chemist; 
b. St. Louis, Mo., July 16, 1858; s. Emil C. and 
Elizabeth (Arnold) Calm; ed. gymnasia in 
Stuttgart, Germany, and Univ. of Gottingen 
graduating Ph.D.; m. Milwaukee, Wis., June 16 
1895, Elize Schaefer. After leaving college en- 
gaged in chemical practice; came to Chicago 
from California in 1894 to establish here a 
branch house of the firm of M. Calm & Bro 
manufacturing chemists, importers and ex- 
porters, whose head office is at 41-43 Warren 
St., New York, with laboratory at Brooklyn 
and works at Passaic River, N. J., and New- 
ark, N. J. Also pres. of the Preservaline Manu- 
facturing Co., food preservatives; managing 
dir. of the Hygeian Research Laboratory, and 
pres. of the Columbus Borax Co. Mem. Am. 
Chemical Soc., Soc. of Chemical Industry of 
London. Clubs: California (Los Angeles), 
Chemists (New York). Office: 190 Michigan St 
Residence: The Lessing Annex, summer; Los 
Angeles, winter. 

CAMERON, Anson Mayers, physician; b. 
Millersburg, O., Mar. 19, 1874; a. Robert Mat- 
thews and Rachel (Mayers) Cameron; grad. 
Millersburg (O.) High School, 1892; Bethany 
College, West Virginia, A.M., 1895; Hahne- 
mann Med. College, Philadelphia, M.D., 1900. 
Resident physician Hahnemann Hosp., Phila- 
delphia, 1900-1; since 1901 in practice of medi- 
cine in Chicago. Adjunct prof, materia medica, 
and clinical asst. in pediatrics, Hahnemann 
College and Hosp., Chicago; attending physi- 
cian Chicago Nursery and Half-Orphan Asy- 
lum. Medical examiner Royal Neighbors and 
Modern Woodmen; U. S. Health and Accident 
Co., the General Accident Assurance Corpora- 
tion. Sec. Chicago Homce. Med. Soc. Mem. 
Christian Church. Club: University. Residence: 
N. State, cor. Chestnut St. Office: Reliance 
Bldg. 

CAMERON, Daniel Boss, stationer, printer, 
and blank book manufacturer; b. Summers- 
town, Ont., Aug. 19, 1836; s. Daniel and Isa- 
bella (Ross) Cameron; ed. common school, 
Summertown, and high school, Williamstown, 
Ont. Went to Ft. Covington, N. Y.; clerked 
for Manning & Tuthill, general merchants, for 
5 years; then formed partnership with Mr. 
Ware, under the name of Ware & Cameron, 
general merchants; sold out and came to Chi- 
cago, 1863. In employ of Culver, Page & 
Hoyne, stationers and printers, 1865-9; in 
1870, with partners, established in business as 
Cameron, Amberg & Co. Was for 6 years mem. 
of Cook Co. Board of Education, and for 16 
years on Chicago Board of Education, of which 
has been twice pres., and he is now chairman 
of school management. Democrat. Episcopa- 
lian. Office: 71-73 Lake St. 

CAMERON, D wight Foster, pres. South Chi- 
cago City Ry. Co.; b. Stockbridge, Madison 
Co., N. Y., July 28, 1834; s. John and Isabella 



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(Minzie) Cameron (both natives of Perth- 
shire Scot.); removed with parents to Ottawa, 
111 ; ed. district schools, and at Peterborough 
Acad New York; m. June 28, 1856, late Fan- 
nie E., daughter of George H. Norris, Ottawa, 
Til ; children: Capt. George H. Cameron (4th 
Cavalry. U. S. A.), Mary Gertrude (wife of 
Wilson Fish), Dwight F., Jr. Studied law at 
Ottawa, 111., with the law firm of Glover & 
Cook; admitted to Illinois bar in 1856; prac- 
ticed at Ottawa, 111., from 1856 to 1870; came 
to Chicago in 1870 and was engaged in various 
enterprises until 1891, when assumed present 
position as pres. and dir. of the South Chicago 
City Ry. Co. and of the Hammond. Whiting 
and East Chicago Electric Ry. Co. Republican. 
Mem St. Andrews Soc. Club: Washington 
Park. Office: First National Bank Bldg. Resi- 
dence: 5014 Madison Av. 

CAMERON, Edgar Spier, artist painter; b. 
Ottawa, 111., May 26, 1862; s. John Rush and 
Emily (Spier) Cameron; ed. public schools, 
Chicago Acad. Design, Art Students League 
(New York), Acad. Julien and ficole des Beaux 
Arts (Paris); m. Chicago, 1890, Marie Gelon, 
Art critic Chicago Tribune, 1891-1900; exhibi- 
tor Paris Salon; hon. mention Yerkes Prize 
Competition, 1892; worked on decoration for 
World's Columbian Exposition; mem. Interna- 
tional Jury, Paris Exposition, 1900; silver 
medal, Paris, 1900. One of founders Municipal 
Art League, Chicago; mem. Soc. Amateur Pho- 
tographers; hon. mem. Palette and Chisel 
Club, Chicago; associate Chicago Architectural 
Club; mem. Arts Club. Most important work 
is Youth of Christ. Works, including figure, 
landscape and decorative paintings, are owned 
by Chicago Historical Soc., Union League, 
Arche and Woman's Aid clubs, Chicago. Ad- 
dress: Studio Bid*. 

CAMERON, John Hillyard, vice-pres. Ham- 
ilton National Bank; b. Kirkfield. Ont.. Can., 
Feb. 8, 1857; s. Ewen and Harriet (Taylor) 
Cameron; ed. public schools, Ontario; m. Dela- 
van, Wis., 1884, May Phoenix; 1 daughter, 
Mary Eden. Began business career as a mes- 
senger in the Mechanics Bank at Montreal, 
Can., 1877-80; then at London, Ont., with the 
Federal Bank; came to Chicago, 1881, and was 
with the Merchants National Bank 10 years, 
becoming paying teller; thence went, in 1891, 
to National Bank of the Republic as asst. cash- 
ier, and was made cashier in 1898, remaining 
until 1903, when assumed present position as 
vice-pres. of the Hamilton National Bank. 
Clubs: Bankers, Chicago Yacht. Columbia 
Yacht. Office: 80 LaSalle St. Residence: 5135 
Hibbard Av. 

CAMERON, John McKae. lawyer; b. Ottawa, 
Can., Sept. 18, 1867; s. Neil and Mary (McRae) 
Cameron; ed. grammar and high schools, Chi- 
cago; m. Chicago, Jan. 1, 1895, Anna M. Iver- 
son; children: Alan C., Juliette A. (deceased), 
Anita C. Admitted to Illinois bar, 1889; asso- 
ciated, 1889, with law firm of Campbell & 
Custer, and, 1896, with Custer, Goddard & 
Griffin until formation of present firm of Cus- 
ter, Griffin & Cameron in 1903. Mem. Illinois 
State Bar Assn., Chicago Bar Assn. Republi- 
can. Episcopalian. Resident of Chicago from 
1869 to 1896, since that time of Riverside, 111.; 
trustee of the village of Riverside since 1901. 
Ofllce: The Rookery. Residence: Addison Rd., 
Riverside. 

CAMERON, Ossian, lawyer; b. Montreal, 
Can., Mar. 22, 18f>8; s. Colin and Annie (Mun- 
ro) Cameron; ed. St. Louis public schools, 
1876-84; grad. Chicago College of Law (Lake 
Forest Univ.), 1893. Admitted to Illinois bar, 
June, 1893. Republican. Club: Hamilton. Au- 
thor: Illinois Criminal Law and Practice, 1898; 
City and Village Laws, 1904; Revised and en- 
larged Jones' and Binmore's General Legal 
Forms and Precedents, 1902; also author on 
Work of Corporation Law, 1905. Mem. Chicago 



Bar Assn. Office: Oxford Bldg. Residence: 
5610 Indiana Av. 

CAMERON, Peter Ferguson, insurance; b. 
Glasgow, Scotland, Feb. 7, 1859; s. John and 
Mary (Ferguson) Cameron; ed. public schools, 
Chicago, Hyde Park High School; m. Cincin- 
nati, O., Apr. 11, 1889, Mary A. Wynne; chil- 
dren: Mary A., Florence W. Business life be- 
gan in Chicago branch office of the Northwest- 
ern National Fire Insurance Co. of Milwaukee 
in 1876, continuing until 1888, then with Fred 
S. James & Co. from 1888 to 1892, when estab- 
lished the firm of P. F. Cameron & Co., agents 
for the Niagara Fire Insurance Co. of New 
York. Democrat. Presbyterian. Mem. St. An- 
drews Soc., Royal Arcanum, National Union. 
Club: Homewood. Office: 189 LaSalle St. Resi- 
dence: 5748 Washington Av. 

CAMERON, William Allan, manufacturer; b. 
Detroit, Mich., Aug. 9, 1876; s. Alexander and 
Sarah Kathleen (Saunders) Cameron; ed. pub- 
lic school, and St. Paul's School, Detroit. On 
leaving school, in 1894, became connected with 
the Kellogg-Mackay-Cameron Co., manufactur- 
ers of boilers and radiators and jobbers of 
heating and steam-fitters' supplies, of which 
he is now treas. (company has branches in 
New York, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Seattle, 
Wash.). Dir. Kellogg-Mackay-Cameron Co.; 
dir. Federal Boiler and Supply Co.; dir. Union- 
town Acme Radiator Co. Republican. Clubs: 
Chicago Athletic, Chicago Yacht, Exmoor. 
Washington Park. Fox Lake Yacht, Midlo- 
thian. Office: Lake and Franklin Sts. Resi- 
dence: 2928 Kenmore Av. 

CAMP, Walter Mason, chief editor of Rail- 
way and Engineering Review; b. Camptown. 
Pa., Apr. 21, 1867; s. Treat B. (Capt. Co. F, 52d 
Pa. Vols., War of Rebellion) and Hannah A. 
(Brown) Camp; attended common schools in 
Wyalusingr, Pa., irregularly. 1874-81: attended 
Pennsylvania State College. 1887-91, gradu- 
ating as C.E. ; m. Blue Island, 111., May 
2, 1898, Emeline Sayles. After leaving 
college was -surveyor and draftsman with 
Southern Pacific Co. in California: chief engi- 
neer and supt. Rainier Av. Electric Ry., Seat- 
tle, Wash.; work train foreman and section 
foreman, Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern R. R. ; 
post-graduate student in electricity and steam. 
Univ. of Wisconsin, 1895-6; with Englewood 
& Chicago Electric (storage battery) Ry., as 
inspector of materials in 1896 and as supt. of 
construction, 1897; since 1897 chief editor 
of Railway and Engineering Review. Author 
and publisher of Notes on Track. Mem. Am. 
Soc. of Civil Engineers; Am. Ry. Engineering 
and Maintenance of Way Assn.; Soc. for Pro- 
motion of Engineering Education; Am. Soc. for 
Testing Materials. Was cadet at Pennsylvania 
State College 4 years, and brevetted 2d It. 
Pennsylvania State Militia in 1891. Office: 
Manhattan Bldg. Residence: Auburn Park, 111. 
CAMPBELL, Alexander Fergus, commission- 
er for Chicago Underwriters' Assn.; b. West- 
moreland Co., Pa., May 20, 1852; s. Mungo D. 
and Mary Ann (Mabon) Campbell; ed. public 
schools of Monmoiith, 111.; m. Oquawka, 111., 
Mar. 25, 1885, Carrie S. Graham. Learned the 
moulders' trade in a foundry at Monmputh, 
111., beginning at the age of 13 and remaining 
2 years; then was for 5 years clerk in the 
post-office at Monmouth, 111., and after that in 
railway mail service on the Chicago, Burling- 
ton & Quincy R. R. for 13 years: came to 
Chicago in 1888, and was in charge of the cir- 
culating dept. on the Chicago Times until 
1893, when entered Police Dept. of Chicago 
and served as sec. and capt. until 1899: in- 
spector of police in charsre of North Side, 
1899-1904; since Feb. 1, 1904, commissioner 
for Chicago Underwriters' Assn. Republican. 
Mem. St. Andrews' Soc. Club: Illinois. Office: 
159 LaSalle St. Residence: 81 Warren Av. 

CAMPBELL. Archibald Matthew, building 
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doch and Jeanette Barr (Caldwell) Campbell; 
ed Clarke and Marquette (public) Schools; m. 
Chicago, Feb. 14, 1894, Fannie Mary Holmes; 
children: Frances Adelaide, Jeannette, Holmes. 
Was cash boy for C. W. & E. Pardridge, dry 
goods, 1878-80; office boy, asst. bookkeeper, 
bookkeeper and cashier, A. S. Gage & Co., 
wholesale millinery. 1880-5; private sec. to Al- 
bert S. Gage, 1885-6. Carpenter apprentice, 
Nov., 1886, to May, 1888, with Campbell Bros. 
Mfg. Co. (father's company); from May, 1888, 
to May, 1898; junior partner of Murdoch 
Campbell Co., which built 30 buildings on Chi- 
cago World's Fair grounds at aggregate cost 
of $750,000; also built at New Orleans, La., 
the Hennen Building. Liverpool and London 
and Globe Insurance Building. Tulane College 
Building, and tv>e New Orleans Telephone and 
Telegraph Co. Building. Tn May, 1898, alone 
In business, as Arch. M. Campbell Co., now a 
corporation, of which is pres., and has built a 
total of $3,000,000 in buildings for Marshall 
Field & Co., Bradner Smith & Co., Jacob Birk, 
Jacob L. Kesner, Otto Young, Washington 
Porter, Hanley, Casey Co., Goss Printing Press 
Co., B. & O. R. R. Co., Pa. R. R. Co., Lalance & 
Grosjean, etc. Republican. Mason (Pleiades 
Lodge, Wiley M. Egan Chapter, Chicago Com- 
mandery, Medinah Temple) ; mem. Royal Ar- 
canum. Clubs: Chicago Athletic. Illinois, Co- 
lumbia Yacht, Chicago Automobile. Office: 197 
E. Madison St. Residence: 281 Ashland Boul. 

CAMPBELL, Daniel Alexander, lawyer; b. 
Elgin, 111., June 23, 1863; ed. public and high 
schools in Winnebago Co., 111., and in law at 
Union College of Law, Chicago. Admitted to 
bar, Mar. 6, 1886. Mem. Chicago Bar Assn. 
Republican. Mem. 38th General Assembly of 
Illinois. Office: Chamber of Commerce. Resi- 
dence: 1209 Washington Boul. 

CAMPBELL, David C.. Investment banker; 
b. Wheeling, W. Va., 1834; ed. public schools 
of West Virginia; m. Iowa. 1862, Mary A. 
Shonts; children: John A., Charles P., David 
S. Was In banking In Centerville, la., 1871-93, 
when removed to Chicago; now mem. Campbell 
Investment Co. Office: 169 Jackson Boul. Resi- 
dence: 9204 S. Robey St. 

CAMPBELL, Donald A., broker: b. Mariposa 
Twp., Can., Apr. 27, 1855; s. John and Effie 
(Sinclair) Campbell; ed. public school; m. New 
Orleans, July 22, 1886, Mary Hamilton Strob- 
hart. At age of 12 years became clerk in gen- 
eral store at Port Parry, 3 years; with whole- 
sale dry goods firm of Hughes Bros., Toronto, 
1 year, and with a Toronto wholesale grocery 
firm 3 years; came to Chicago, 1876, and was 
for 15 years with Ingraham, Corbin & May as 
cashier and office mgr.; then with Locke, 
Huleath & Co. as mgr. of their credit dept. ; 
became a broker in stocks and bonds, estab- 
lishing firm of Donald A. Campbell & Co., in 
1901. Independent in politics. Episcopalian. 
Mem. St. Andrews Soc., Royal Arcanum. Of- 
fice: 108 LaSalle St. Residence: 616 W. 57th 
PI.. Englewood. 

CAMPBELL, James M., Congregational cler- 
gyman. (See Who's Who in America for 
sketch.) Residence: Lombard. 111. 

CAMPBELL, James Tweedie, physician; b. 
Whitby, Ont., Can.. Nov. 9, 1865; s. James and 
Rebecca (Tweedie) Campbell: ed. public and 
high schools, Whitby, Can.; Univ. of Toronto, 
Med. Faculty, graduating, M.B., 1889; Belle- 
vue Hosp. Med. College, New York, M.D., 1889; 
Royal College of Surgeons of England as 
M.R.C.S., 1890. Since 1890 continuously en- 
gaged in practice of medicine and surgery in 
Chicago, now specializing in diseases of the 
ear, nose and throat. Formerly instructor of 
anatomy at Northwestern Univ. Med. School: 
now prof, of laryngology and rhinology at 
Post-Graduate Med. School. Mem. College of 
Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Chicago 
Med. Soc., Chicago Laryngological Soc.; mem. 



Wanderers Athletic Assn. Office: 34 Washing- 
ton St. Residence: 460 Bowen Av 

CABEPBEI,!,, John Gladstone,' lawyer; b. 
\Vhitby Ont, Jan. 28, 1869; s. James and Re- 
a (Tweedie) Campbell; grad. Toronto Univ., 



. ., 

? : i 8 o k n S ourse in law at Osgood Hall. To- 
S?fc2! icoo 1; came , to Chic ago, 1891. Admitted 
4 ? a 1892> associated with the firm of Aid- 
rich, Payne & Defrees, and when that firm was 
R^Sfi^i&I ^ e P resen t firm of Defrees. 
Brace & Ritter, became a partner in the latter 
Presbyterian. Club: Union League. Office 
Home Insurance Bldg. Residence: 466 Bowen 

T CAMPBEM, Balpn Bankin, physician; b. 
J ^ n ? own ' Pa " July 6 - 186? : s - Gen. Jacob M 
and Mary R. Campbell; ed. Johnstown public 
schools, Eldersridge Acad., Pa., the Hill School, 
Pottstpwn, Pa., Eastman's Business College 
Poughkeepsle, N. Y., Jefferson Med. College' 
graduating, M D.. Apr. 2, 1890; post-graduate 
studies in Heidelberg, Germany; m. Chicago, 
Feb. 10, 1892, Ida Belle M. Macarthur; chil- 
dren: Robert Macarthur, Katharine Rankin 
Was mechanical and civil engineer previous to 
taking up study of medicine and surgery; en- 
gaged in practice since 1890. Prof, of skin 
venereal and genito-urinary diseases, Chicago 
Policlinic; associate dermatologist on staff of 
Cook Co. Hosp.; dermatologist to Passavant 
Memorial and Policlinic hosps. Pres. Chicago 
Urological Soc.; sec. for Section of Cutaneous 
Medicine and Surgery, Am. Med. Assn. Has 
written numerous monographs on subjects per- 
taining to skin and genito-urinary diseases 
Mem. Am. Med. Assn., Illinois State Med. Soc 
Chicago Urological Soc., Chicago Dermatologi- 
cal Soc. Republican. Club: Chicago Athletic 
Office: Marquette Bldg. Residence: 414 Dear- 
born Av. 

CAMPBELL, Robert Willis, lawyer; b 
Frankfort, Clinton Co., Ind., July 30, 1874; s. 
Joseph C. and Lena (Nicoll) Campbell; re- 
moved in childhood to California, where father 
is mem. of the San Francisco bar; ed. public 
schools of Stockton and San Francisco, Calif, 
San Francisco Boy's High School (now Lowell 
High School), Leland Stanford, Jr., Univ., B.A.. 
1896, Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, 
1897-8; m. Wheaton, 111., Sept. 10, 1901, Ber- 
tha, daughter of Hon. Elbert H. and Julia E. 
(Graves) Gary; 1 daughter: Julia Elizabeth. 
Read law and was clerk in the office of Reddy, 
Campbell & Matson, San Francisco, until Apr., 

1899, when was admitted to the California bar 
and became managing clerk for that firm until 

1900, when, on death of Mr. Reddy, was ad- 
mitted to that firm under style of Campbell, 
Matson & Campbell; in May, 1904, came to 
Chicago, and, resigning from the San Fran- 
cisco firm, joined Kemper K. Knapp and Wil- 
liam Duff Haynie in forming present firm of 
Knapp, Haynie & Campbell, in general prac- 
tice of law and who are general counsel for 
the Illinois Steel Co., and other corporations. 
Republican. Methodist. K. T. Mason, mem. 
Mystic Shrine. Clubs: Wheaton Golf, Hamil- 
ton, Illinois Athletic. Office: The Rookery. 
Residence: 416 Ellis Av., Wheaton, 111. 

CAMPBELL, William Lorn, vice-pres. Eco- 
nomical Drug Co.; b. Toronto, Ont., Can., Dec. 
23, 1871; s. John and Caroline Matilda Camp- 
bell; ed. public schools, Toronto, and attended 
Wellesley High School. 1885; grad. Ontario 
College of Pharmacy, 1890; m. Chicago, 1891. 
Laura Augusta George. Began experience as 
druggist in Toronto. 1885, and continued there 
until after graduation in pharmacy, when came 
to Chicago and in 1892 joined in the organiza- 
tion of the Economical Drug Co., operating a 
retail cut-price drug store, of which he is now 
vice-pres.; copartner in the Ramages Phar- 
macy, Fifty-fifth St. and Lake Av., and the 
Portland Pharmacy, 6001 Washington Av. In- 
dependent in politics. Presbyterian. Mem. Co- 
lumbian Knights, K. P., Knights of Khoras- 



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ean Mem. A. F. and A. M.; vice-pres. Calumet 
Athletic Assn. Office: 84 State St. Residence: 

55 CAMPBELIi, V ' William Patterson, business 
manT b. Bath, N. Y., Nov. 30, 1846; s. Charles 
W and Harriet (Hoyt) Campbell; ed. public 
school Bath, N. Y., and Acad. of Canandaigua, 
NY; m Chicago, Feb. 13, 1871. Alice Ten 
Eyck. Was clerk in Pay Dept., U. S. A., during 
last 2 years of Civil War; clerk in wholesale 
drug house of Smith, Cutler & Co., Chicago, 
1866-8; entered Government service as railway 
postal clerk, Feb., 1868, promoted through 
grades and became asst. gen. supt. in Wash- 
ington, 1890; resigned, Feb. 28, 1893, and be- 
came connected with Am. Surety Co., in Chi- 
cago; connected with that and other surety 
companies until July, 1901; since Jan. 1, 1902, 
mgr Chicago Safe Deposit Co. Republican Of- 
fice: 152 Monroe St. Residence: 5704 Madison 

Ay 

CAMPION, John, fire marshal; b. Co. Kil- 
kenny, Ireland, 1849; s. Michael and Julia 
(Hughes) Campion; came to Chicago in early 
childhood; ed. St. Mary's of the Lake School, 
1857; St. Patrick's School, 1858-60; Jones- 
School, Clark and Harrison Sts., 1 year, and 
Condon's High School a year or more; m. Chi- 
cago, Jan. 10, 1872, Margaret Mulroy; chil- 
dren: Frank J., Ida, John W., Corinne M. Was 
appointed on Chicago Fire Dept. as a regular 
mem., Apr. 1, 1870, as pipeman on steam en- 
gine Little Giant; promoted asst. foreman, 
1871, capt. Nov. 11, 1873; appointed asst. mar- 
shal and chief of battalion, Apr. 8, 1882; 3d 
asst. fire marshal, July 1, 1893; 2d asst. fire 
marshal, Apr. 30, 1895; 1st asst. fire marshal, 
July 1, 1901; appointed fire marshal and chief 
of brigade, Oct. 17, 1904, by Carter H. Harri- 
son, mayor. Catholic. Mem. Royal Arcanum. 
Office: City Hall. Residence: 600 Jackson Boul. 

C ANA VAN, Austin A., lawyer; b. Philadel- 
phia, Pa., Nov. 5, 1852; s. Anthony and Ann 
(Hughes) Canavan; removed with parents to 
Illinois, 1857; ed. St. Viator's College, Kanka- 
kee Co., 111., graduating, June, 1874; grad. 
Yale Law School, 1876, LL.B.; m. Chicago, 
Dec., 1881, Emma Valliquette. Admitted to bar 
of Connecticut upon graduation from Yale, 
1876, and to bar of Illinois same year. Catho- 
lic. Office: 80 Dearborn St. Residence: 4512 
Indiana Av. 

CANBY, Caleb Harlan, broker; senior mem. 
firm C. H. Canby & Co.; m. Mem. Chicago 
Board of Trade, Chicago Stock Exchange. 
Clubs: Chicago, Washington Park, Kenwood, 
Midlothian. Office: Board of Trade. Residence: 
4821 Ellis Av. 

CANDLISH, William James, lawyer; b. For- 
est City, Neb., Aug. 4, 1870; s. James and 
Mary A. (Clair) Candlish; ed. Rawlins (Wyo.) 
High School, 1887; Adrian (Mich.) College, 
1887-91; Chicago College of Law, 1892; Kent 
College of Law, 1893; m. Chicago, Feb. 22, 
1894, L. May Poucher, of Adrian, Mich.; 1 
daughter: Hazel L. Admitted to bar Mar., 1893; 
was clerk for Osborne Bros. & Burgett, law- 
yers, 3 years; engaged in practice on own ac- 
count, Jan. 1, 1895; associated with Hon. 
George Edmund Foss in law practice, 1895-8; 
since 1902 partner with Harvey T. Fletcher 
and Samuel G. Hamblen, in firm of Candlish, 
Fletcher & Hamblen. Is vice-pres. Capron 
Creamery Co., Farnam Dental Laboratory Co., 
E. B. Fairfleld & Co.; sec. Pasture Stock Food 
Co. Prof, of med. jurisprudence, Illinois Med. 
College, 1897-1903. Author of Candlish on Vol- 
untary Assignments, a treatise on the Illinois 
law of failures. Republican. Office: Royal In- 
surance Bldg. Residence: 529 Garfield Av. 

CANNON, John Cornelius, mgr. Consoli- 
dated Fire Alarm Co.; b. Chicago, Sept. 11, 
1863; s. Cornelius and Ellen (Dooner) Cannon; 
ed. Franklin and Jones' schools, Chicago, 
graduating at 14; m. Chicago, Nov. 18, 1890, 
Anna Redell; children: Irene, Clara. Upon 



leaving school, 1877, went to work for the 
Western Electric Co. and went from one posi- 
tion to another until, at time of leaving that 
company, May 18, 1903, was in city trade; in 
employ Western Electric Co., altogether, 26 
years; since May, 1903, mgr. of the Consoli- 
dated Fire Alarm Co., manufacturers of auto- 
matic and manual electric fire alarm systems. 
Republican; represented 26th Ward in Chicago 
City Council from April, 1897, to April, 1899. 
Club: Oconto (social). Office: 159 LaSalle St. 
Residence: 541 Larchmont Av. 

CANNON, Thomas Henry, lawyer; b. Chica- 
go, Jan. 23, 1864; s. Thomas and Mary (Walsh) 
Cannon; ed. public schools; grad. Chicago 
High School, 1881; Chicago College of Law, 
1892. Began the practice of law, 1892; in May, 
1897, associated with James H. Poage in law 
practice, forming the present firm of Cannon & 
Poage. Republican. R. C. Mem. Catholic Order 
of Foresters; was elected sec. in 1892 and 
High Chief Ranger in 1894, which office still 
holds. Clubs: Hamilton, Marquette, Sheridan 
Office: Stock Exchange Bldg. Residence: 421 
Oak St. 

CANTY, Prancls James, gen. atty. London 
Guarantee and Accident Co. ; b. Erie, Pa , July 
3, 1862; s. Jeremiah H. and Mary (Hendricks) 
Canty; ed. Erie (Pa.) public schools up to 
1877; Stratford (Ont.) High School, 1878; 
Lawrence Univ., Appleton, Wis., 1879; Milwau- 
kee (Wis.) High School, 1880-1; Chicago Col- 
lege of Law, 1893-6; m. Washington, D. C., 
Nov. 23, 1897, Mary H. Coulson; children: 
Francis Coulson, Mary Loyola. Worked for 
Wisconsin Central Ry. and Chicago, Milwau- 
kee & St. Paul Ry., in general freight and 
claim offices, and on the road as agent, from 
1881 to 1892; last position, 1891-2, in charge 
of freight for latter railway in Chicago; with 
Am. Casualty Co., as adjuster, 1893; had 
charge of claim dept., London Guarantee and 
Accident Co., 1893-6; since then, gen. atty. 
for same company. Democrat. Catholic. Club: 
Chicago Yacht. Office: 315 Dearborn St. Resi- 
dence: 4949 Washington Park PI. 

CAPPER, John Sheville, merchant; b. Phila- 
delphia, Pa., Nov. 19, 1867; s. Henry and Sa- 
rah Jane (Sheville) Capper; ed. public schools; 
m. Chicago, Apr. 25, 1888, Nellie Ebersole; 
children: Howard Chislett, Emma Bessie, Mar- 
ion Nell, Marguerite Gertrude, John Sheville, 
Jr. Began business life as cash boy with C. 
W. and E. Partridge; then 5 years with C. R. 
Harshberger, and 3 years with W. B. Black- 
man & Bro.; since June, 1893, retailer and 
manufacturer men's furnishing goods, being 
pres. and treas. of Capper & Capper. Democrat. 
Universalist. Mem. Normal Park Lodge, A. F. 
and A. M. Office: 45-47 Jackson Boul. Resi- 
dence: 7116 Yale Av. 

CAPPS, Joseph Almarln, physician; b. Jack- 
sonville, 111., Feb. 28, 1872; s. Stephen R. and 
Rhoda S. (Tomlin) Capps; grad. Illinois Col- 
lege, A.B., 1891; Harvard Univ. Med. School, 
M.D., 1895; A.M., Harvard Univ., 1897; m. Chi- 
cago, 111., 1904, E. Christy Brooks. Fellow in 
pathology, 1895-6; house physician 1 year 
(1895), McLean Insane Hosp., Waverley, 
Mass.; house physician, 1897, in Boston Lying- 
in Hosp. Was 2 years house physician, Massa- 
chusetts General Hosp., Boston; since 1897 in 
general practice of medicine in Chicago; since 
1898 instructor in medicine, Rush Med. Col- 
lege; asst. visiting physician Presbyterian 
Hosp. Independent Republican. Club: Univer- 
sity. Office: 100 State St. Residence: 2216 Prai- 
rie Av. 

CARET, William P., vice-pres. and mgr. 
Carey-Lombard Lumber Co.; b. Bloomington, 
111., Aug. 25, 1861; s. John B. and Sarah (Ben- 
nett) Carey; ed. public schools; m. Vermilion, 
Erie Co., O., Apr. 23, 1885, Mary E. Young; 
children, John William, Charles Daniel, Mary 
J., Clarence J., Francis E., Katharine S. Began 
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ita, Kan.; has been engaged in the lumber 
trade since 1876, and since 1889 has held pres- 
ent position as vice-pres., dir. and mgr. of the 
Carey-Lombard Lumber Co. Democrat. Club: 
Union League. Office: 205 LaSalle St. Resi- 
dence: 3933 Grand Boul. 

CARHAKT, George Tappen, pres. Montague 
& Co., commission merchants; b. Chicago, Oct. 
17, 1871; s. Richard L. and Lucinda A. 
(Smith) Carhart; ed. public schools; m. Chi- 
cago, Sept. 19, 1894, Susie P. Page; 1 daugh- 
ter: Dorothy Murray. After leaving school in 
1888, entered employ of Montague & Co., com- 
mission flour, grain, millstuffs, etc., as office 
boy, and has continued in the same house ever 
since; incorporated, 1896, and has since been 
pres. Mem. Board of Trade. Republican. 
Mason. Office: 6 Sherman St. Residence: 
Waukegan, 111. 

CARLETON, Stanley, manufacturer; b. 
Thomaston, Me., July 15, 1871; s. Edward B. 
and Sarah (Pales) Carleton; ed. public schools 
of Thomaston, Me.; m. Windsor, Vt., June, 
1895, Mary I. Davis; 1 son: Gilbert Davis. 
Worked on farm in Maine until 1888, when he 
came to Chicago, and became connected with 
the George E. Watson Co. (established that 
year), manufacturers of the "Monogram" 
brands of paints and varnishes, and dealers 
in complete lines of painters' supplies; sec. 
of the company since 1891, and now also mgr. 
of the factory. Mem. Paint, Oil and Drug Club, 
Chicago Drug Trade Club. Republican. Club: 
Oak Park. Office: 79 E. Ohio St. Residence: 231 
N. Kenilworth Av., Oak Park, 111. 

CARHLE, William B., insurance; in the 
service of the Mutual Life Insurance Co. of 
New York many years; was appointed inspec- 
tor of agencies for the U. S. and Canada, and 
later was sent west to organize the Western 
Special Dept.; then was appointed mgr. of the 
Chicago General Agency, following its merger 
with the Western Special Dept. Clubs: Chicago, 
Union, Washington Park, Chicago Athletic, 
Chicago Golf. Office: Tribune Bldg. Residence: 
35 E. Pearson St. 

CARLSON, Gustaf Henry, civil engineer and 
surveyor; b. Malmo, Sweden, Apr. 16, 1848; s. 
Carl Axel Carlson; ed. public schools of Mal- 
mo until 10 years old; then at a school at 
Christiansfeld, Ger., where studied classics and 
engineering, graduating in 1867; returned to 
Sweden, and was variously employed until 
1870, when emigrated to the U. S.: m. Hyde 
Park (Chicago), 1878, Julia Vodoz; children: 
Gustaf Henry, Jr., Julie Vodoz. On arrival in 
this country first essayed stock raising in 
Kansas; came to Chicago, 1872, and entered 
employ of S. S. Greeley, engineer and sur- 
veyor, as asst. engineer, so serving until 1874, 
when became asst. engineer of Hyde Park and 
was engaged in getting out an atlas of that 
village; returned to Mr. Greeley in 1877, be- 
came his partner, 1882, under firm name of 
Greeley & Co., changing, 2 years later, to 
Greeley, Carlson & Co.; in 1887 incorporated 
as Greeley, Carlson Co., continued under that 
name until Feb., 1898, then engaged in busi- 
ness alone. Compiled the last atlas of Chicago 
from plats and abstracts of title, showing all 
land within city limits; in 1901-2 he made a 
complete survey and atlas of the Town of Pull- 
man for the Pullman Co. Democrat. Office: 115 
Dearborn St. Residence: 4300 Ellis Av. 

CARMACX, Edgar H., life underwriter; b. 
Monongahela, Washington Co., Pa., July 10, 
1852; s. Josiah W. and Margaret Carmack; ed. 
Pittsburgh (Pa.) public schools, Western 
Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1865; m. Chicago, June 
29, 1887, Clara Vrooman. Bookkeeper in life 
insurance office, Mar., 1870; sec. Mutual Life 
Insurance Co. of Chicago, 1873-6; western mgr. 
Continental Life Insurance Co. of Hartford, 
1876. to Jan., 1888; with Mutual Life of New 
York to 1896; with State Mutual Life Insur- 
ance Co. of Worcester, Mass., from Feb., 1896; 



general agent since June 1, 1898. Pres. Ab- 
stract Vault Co.; dir. Congress Hotel Co., Ophir 
Copper Mining Co., Pineforest Lumber Co. Was 
Democrat until 1896; since then Republican. 
Episcopalian. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Wash- 
ington Park, Germania Mannerchor, Exmoor, 
Hamilton, Chicago Yacht. Office: 85 Dearborn 
St. Residence: The Garrard, 383 Superior St. 

CARMAN, Charlea Whitney, consulting en- 
gineer; b. Rochester, N. Y.. Dec. 16, 1858; s. 
John and Electa (Camburn) Carman; grad 
Univ. of Michigan, 1884; m. Grand Rapids, 
Mich., June 27, 1899, Gertrude Gay; 1 son- 
George Gay. Was principal Owasso (Mich.) 
High School, 1884-5, and Lansing (Mich.) 
High School, 1885-6; prof, of science, Grand 
Rapids (Mich.) High School, 1886-91; city elec- 
trician, Grand Rapids, 1891-5, and pres. and 
gen. mgr. Grand Rapids Electric Co.; came to 
Chicago, 1895, and was asst. prof, of physics, 
Lewis Institute, 1895-9; since July 1, 1900, 
treas. of the Carman Projector and Specialty 
Co. Also with M. C. Hartman, composing firm 
of Charles Whitney Carman & Co., consulting 
engineers. Republican. Mem. Architectural 
Club. Mason, mem. Grand Rapids Lodge No. 
34. Office: Ry. Exchange. Residence: 1664 
Graceland Av. 

CARMAN, George Noble, dir. Lewis Insti- 
tute since 1895; b. Walworth, N. Y., July 18, 
1856; s. John and Electa (Camburn) Carman; 
grad. Univ. of Michigan, 1881; m. Toronto, 
Can., July 25, 1883, Ada J. MacVicar. Princi- 
pal Ypsilanti (Mich.) High School, 1880-2; 
supt. schools, Union City, Mich., 1882-5; prin- 
cipal Brooklyn Grammar School No. 15, 1885-9; 
St. Paul (Minn.) High School, 1889-93; dean 
Morgan Park Acad. of Univ. of Chicago, 1893- 
1895; sec. of Commission on Accredited 
Schools of the North Central Assn. of Colleges 
and Secondary Schools. Clubs: Chicago Liter- 
ary, Union League, Illinois. Residence: 147 
Ashland Boul. 

CARNAHAN, Charles Calvin, lawyer; b. 
Cochran's Mills, Armstrong Co., Pa., Apr. 3, 
1868; s. William H. and Maria L. (McKee) 
Carnahan; ed. public schools of Armstrong 
Co., Pa., Hillsdale College, Michigan, and Chi- 
cago College of Law; m. Chicago, June 15, 1894, 
Katherine A. Hawkes; 1 daughter: Madeleine 
R. Came to Chicago in 1891; admitted to bar 
of Supreme Court of the State, 1892, and ever 
since engaged in general practice of law; now 
senior of firm of Carnahan, Slusser, Hawkes 
& Cox. Treas. and dir. Am. Land and Live 
Stock Co.; dir. Standard Playing Card Co., G. 
P. Paint Manufacturing Co., and identified 
with other corporations. Republican. Was can- 
didate for Congress, 5th Congressional Dis- 
trict of Illinois, 1900, but defeated. Mason 
(32); mem. Oriental Consistory S. R., and of 
Medinah Temple, Mystic Shrine; K. P.; Nation- 
al Union, Chicago Bar Assn. and Law Insti- 
tute. Clubs: Illinois, Lincoln, Chicago Athletic. 
Office: Unity Bldg. Residence: 388 Ashland 
Boul. 

CARNEY, William James, lumber; b. in Co. 
Mayo, Ireland, Sept. 20, 1855; s. John and 
Bridget (Fahey) Carney; family came to Chi- 
cago from Ireland, 1866; ed. old Kinzie School; 
m. Chicago, 1883, Teresa E. Cunningham; chil- 
dren: Otis (died 1899), Roy William. Began 
business life in employ of W. J. Frawley & Co., 
lumber, as a tally boy at $4 a week; remained, 
in advancing positions, with firm until 1874; 
bookkeeper for Eggleston, Hazelton & Co., 
lumber, 1874-7: then with the Mackinaw Lum- 
ber Co., 1877-85; while still with that firm. 
Joined his brother, B. J. Carney, in the firm of 
Carney Bros., establishing yards at Grinnell, 
Marshalltown, Des Moines, and other points 
in Iowa, from which was developed the pres- 
ent Carney Bros. Co., of which is pres.; became 
partner in firm of McElwee & Carney, and 
McElwee & Co., Marinette, Wis., 1885. Helped 
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1892, and has ever since been a dir. in that 
company; organized, at Whatcom, Wash., 1902 
the Whatcom Timber Co., of which is pres., 
organized, 1903, at Sheridan, Wyo., the Carney 
Coal Co., of which is pres.; also pres. of the 
Savior Coal Co., Des Moines, la. Democrat. 
Catholic. Clubs: Colonial, Washington Park. 
Sheridan. Office: Chamber of Commerce. Resi- 
dence: 4218 Grand Boul. , 

CAROL AN, Joseph, County Comm r; b. Os- 
wego, N. Y., Feb. 25, 1852; s. George Henry 
and Katherine (Hoey) Carolan; ed. public 
schools; learned printer's trade; worked on 
Inter Ocean, 1872-80; m., 1st, Chicago, Oct 9. 
l.v.M Kaiinie M. Drake; in., 2<1. Kenosha, Wis., 
June 5, 1894, Lida J. Robinson; children: Jo- 
sephine Lucille, Ethel Fannie, Penn Nixon, 
George Francis. Florence Mary. Was deputy 
sheriff of Cook Co., 1880-6; chief deputy, crim- 
inal dept., sheriff's office, 1896-8; Co. commis- 
sioner of Cook Co. since 1898, having been 
elected, Nov. 8, 1904, for fourth term. Agent 
of fire and marine insurance companies. Ke r 
publican. Office: County Bldg. Residence: 28o 
Forest Av., River Forest. 

CARPENTER, Augustus Alvord, lumber 
merchant and capitalist; b. Franklin Co., N. 
Y June 8, 1825; s. Alanson and Gulia Elma 
(Nichols) Carpenter; ed. common schools of 
western New York, but left school at early 
age and set out in search of fortune; went to 
California by way of Isthmus of Panama and 
engaged in mining and trading with his broth- 
er- returned in 1855 with considerable capital; 
engaged in dry goods and lumber business in 
Monroe Co., Wis.; in 1860 with Abner Kirby, 
of Milwaukee, Wis.. S. M. Stephenson. of Me- 
nominee, Mich., and W. O. Carpenter, of Chi- 
cago, organized the lumber firm of Kirby, 
Carpenter & Co., now the Kirby-Carpenter Co., 
of which is pres. Resident of Chicago since 
1864; m. 1863, Elizabeth Kempton, New Bed- 
ford, Mass; 1 son: Augustus A. Carpenter, Jr., 
1 daughter: Anne, wife of John E. Newell. Dir. 
First National Bank; was a dir. Metropolitan 
National Bank. Pres. Lumberman's National 
Bank of Menominee, Mich., for several years; 
also pres. the Lumberman's Mining Co. of 
Iron Mountain, Mich. Has been pres. Citizens 
Assn and identified with various municipal 
reforms. Clubs: Chicago, Commercial, Union 
(pres.). Office: Ry. Exchange Bldg. Residence: 
83 Cass St. 

CARPENTER, Augustus Alvord, Jr., vice- 
pres. Texas Tie and Lumber Preserving Co., 
etc.; b. Chicago, Feb. 9, 1868; s. Augustus Al- 
vord and Elizabeth (Kempton) Carpenter; ed. 
private schools, Chicago, and preparatory 
schools; m. Chicago, Nov. 17, 1897, Alice 
Keith; children: Keith, Alice Elizabeth. Began 
business career, 1889, with the Kirby-Carpen- 
ter Co., lumber, of which is now gen. mgr. ; 
with Texas Tie and Lumber Preserving Co., 
1896, and now vice-pres. ; also vice-pres. and 
dir. of the Tonty Lumber Co., and, since 1903, 
vice-pres. and dir. of the Ayer & Lord Tie Co., 
manufacturers and contractors for railroad 
ties. Clubs: Chicago, University, Washington 
Park, Onwentsia, Saddle and Cycle. Office: Ry. 
Exchange Bldg. Residence: 1708 Prairie Av. ; 
summer, Rye Beach, N. H. 

CARPENTER, Benjamin, merchant; b. Chi- 
cago, Sept. 16. 18C5; s. George B. and Eliza- 
beth Curtis (Greene) Carpenter; ed. Chicago 
public schools, Univ. School, Chicago; Harvard 
Univ., graduating, S.B., 1888; m. Chicago, Sept. 
18, 1893, Helen Graham Fairbank; children: 
Benjamin, Jr., Cordelia Fairbank, Elizabeth 
Webster, Fairbank. Immediately after gradu- 
ation, 1888, entered house of George B. Car- 
penter & Co., of which his father was head 
(founded originally in 1840) and has ever 
since been a mem. of the firm, who are manu- 
facturers and jobbers of railroad, mill, contrac- 
tors' and vessel supplies, with branch houses 
at Seattle, Wash., and at South Chicago. Is dir. 



in Elk Rapids Iron Co., pres. Anniston Cord- 
age Co., treas. Chicago Net and Twine Co., 
treas. South Chicago Ship Chandlery Co.; dir. 
Sunde & Erland Co. (Seattle). Independent Re- 
publican. Unitarian. Dir. Chicago Relief and 
Aid Soc. Clubs: Chicago, University, Harvard, 
Skokie, Chicago Yacht, Columbia Yacht, Mer- 
chants, Commercial; also Harvard (New 
York). Office: 206 S. Water St. Residence: 
Wlnnetka, 111. 

CARPENTER, Edward Farrington, whole- 
sale boots and shoes; b. Barre, Vt., Sept. 23, 
1853; s. Dr. Augustus B. and Martha (Farring- 
ton) Carpenter; ed. Northwestern Univ.; m. 
Evanston, 111., 1870, Belle Reed; children: Ruth, 
Farrington, Kenneth, Willis V. (deceased), 
Marion Eunice. Entire business life in shoe 
trade, first with Wiswall & Thompson, in 
minor position, in 1872; then with Greenf elder, 
Rosenthal & Co., as traveling salesman in 
Iowa; since 1882 in business for self; now 
pres. Guthmann, Carpenter & Telling. Clubs: 
Union League, Chicago Athletic. Office: 226 
Franklin St. Residence: 1314 Hinman Av., 
Evanston. 

CARPENTER, Elliott Rathbone, dentist; b. 
Chicago, Apr. 24, 1865; s. Edgar Rodney Eu- 
gene and Emma Sanford (Rathbone) Carpen- 
ter; ed. Holbrook's Military Acad., Ossinning, 
N. Y.; grad. dental dept. Univ. of Pennsyl- 
vania, D.D.S., May 1, 1891; m. Grand Rapids, 
Mich., June 25, 1904, Mae Ethel Sattley. En- 
gaged in practice of dentistry in Chicago since 
May, 1891. Vice-pres. Odontographic Soc.; 
treas. Chicago Dental Soc.; pres. Odontological 
Soc. of Chicago. Ex-mem. Co. E, 2d Regt., 
I. N. G. Episcopalian. Clubs: Chicago Yacht, 
Hinsdale. Office: Cable Bldg. Residence: Hins- 
dale, 111. 

CABPENTEB, Frederic Ives, educator; b. 
Monroe, Wis., Nov. 29, 1861; s. W. O. and Lu- 
cetta (Spencer) Carpenter; ed. Chicago public 
and high schools; grad. Harvard, 1885, Univ. 
of Chicago, Ph.D., 1895; m. Chicago, 1888, 
Emma, daughter C. W. Cook. Since 1895 has 
taught in Univ. of Chicago. Mem. Modern 
Language Assn. of America, Am. Historical 
Assn., Bibliographical Soc. of America. Clubs: 
University, Quadrangle, Literary, Harvard, 
Homewood, Lake Zurich Golf. Author and edi- 
tor of books, poems, etc. (See Who's Who in 
America for list.) Residence: 5533 Woodlawn 
Av. 

CABPENTEB, George Albert, lawyer; b. 
Chicago, Oct. 20, 1867; s. George B. and Eliza- 
beth Curtis (Greene) Carpenter; grad. Har- 
vard Univ., A.B., 1888; Harvard Law School, 
LL.B., 1891; m. Chicago, May 10, 1894, Harriet 
Isham; children: Katherine Snow, George Ben- 
jamin. Admitted to bar, Oct., 1890; entered 
law office of Abram M. Pence, Chicago, 1891: 
admitted to partnership, 1892, under firm 
name of Pence & Carpenter, which continues. 
Republican. Congregationalist. Clubs: Chicago, 
University, Onwentsia, Saddle and Cycle, Lake 
Geneva Country, Fellowship, Law. Office: Port- 
land Blk. Residence: 57 Bellevue PI. 

CABPENTEB, George B., merchant and ship 
chandler; b. Conneaut, O., Mar. 12, 1834; s. 
Benjamin and Abagail Hayes Carpenter; 
came to Chicago with father's family, 1850; 
grad. St. Mary's College, 1852; m. 1861, Eliza- 
beth Curtis Greene; children: Benjamin, 
George Albert, Hubbard F., John A. Connected 
1852-7, with packing house of Marsh & Car- 
penter, in which his father was partner; pur- 
chased, 1857, one-third interest in ship chan- 
dlery house of Gilbert Hubbard & Co., acquir- 
ing sole proprietorship on death of Mr. Gil- 
bert Hubbard, and since continuing as George 
B. Carpenter & Co., in which his sons are now 
associated with him; dir. South Chicago Ship 
Chandlery Co., the Anniston Cordage Co., of 
Anniston. Ala., the Sunde & Erland Co., of 
Seattle, Wash. Clubs: Union League, Chicago. 



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Office: 200-8 S. Water St. Residence: 107 Lin- 
coln Park Boul. 

CARPENTER, George Thomas, physician; 
b. Chicago, Oct. 18, 184S; s. Job and Ellen 
(Bishop) Carpenter; ed. public school, Chi- 
cago, Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery, 
Philadelphia, graduating D.D.S., 1870; Rush 
Med. College, Chicago, graduating M.D., 1880; 
m. Girard, Kan., .Dec., 1887, Flora Colton. 
Practiced dentistry, 1870-80; since then prac- 
ticing medicine as specialist in diseases of 
nose, mouth and throat, including dentistry. 
Formerly instructor in nose and throat dept., 
College of Physicians and Surgeons, Chicago, 
and prof, of oral surgery, Univ. of Illinois. 
Mem. Chicago Med. Soc., Chicago Laryngo- 
logical and Otological Soc., Illinois State Med. 
Soc., Am. Med. Assn., Chicago Odontographic 
Soc., Illinois State Dental Assn. Congregation- 
alist. Office: 67 Wabash Av. Residence: 2341 
Lakewood Av., Edgewater, 111. 

CARPENTER, Henry Clay, vice-pres. N. Z. 
Graves & Co., manufacturers of varnish, 
japans and colors, Fulton and May Sts. ; b. 
Philadelphia, Mar. 2, 1865; s. Henry C. and 
Frances (Barlow) Carpenter; grad. public 
school of Philadelphia; engaged in business 
in 1882; m. Feb. 17, 1886, Louise Love Gill; 
1 daughter: Beatrice Gill. Came to Chicago 
in 1901. Republican. Episcopalian. Clubs: Chi- 
cago Athletic, Calumet, Washington Park. 
Office: Fulton and May Sts. Residence: 4747 
Woodlawn Av. 

CARPENTER, Hubbard, merchant; b. Park 
Ridge, 111., Sept. 29, 1874; s. George B. and 
Elizabeth Curtis (Greene) Carpenter; ed. 
Univ. School, Chicago, Harvard Univ., gradu- 
ating, 1897; m. Lake Geneva, Wis., June 9, 
1898, Rosalie Sturges; children: Mary Dela- 
fleld, George Sturges. Since 1898 mem. of flrm 
of George B. Carpenter & Co., manufacturers 
and jobbers of railroad, mill, and contractors' 
supplies (founded 1840). Republican. Clubs: 
Chicago, University, Onwentsia, Saddle and 
Cycle. Office: 208 S. Water St. Residence: 105 
Lincoln Park Boul. 

CARPENTER, John Aldan, merchant; b. 
Park Ridge, 111., Feb. 28, 1876; s. George B. 
and Elizabeth Curtis (Greene) Carpenter; ed. 
Park Ridge public school, 1884-8; Univ. School, 
Chicago, 1888-93; Harvard Univ., 1893-7, grad- 
uating, A.B.; m. Chicago, Nov. 20, 1900, Rue 
Winterbotham; 1 daughter: Genevieve. After 
graduation from Harvard entered, Sept., 1897, 
the business of George B. Carpenter & Co. 
(founded 1840, and of which his father has 
for years been head), jobbers of mill, railway, 
and vessel supplies, and after serving the 
house in various depts. was admitted to part- 
nership in the firm in Jan., 1901. Also treas. 
of the Sunde & Erland Co., Seattle, Wash. Re- 
publican. Congregationalist. Clubs: University, 
Saddle and Cycle. Office: 200-8 S. Water St. 
Residence: 181 Rush St. 

CARPENTER, Myron Jay, railway official; 
b. Caledonia, 111., Apr. 12, 1850. Entered rail- 
way service, 1869, as operator C., M. & St. P. 
Ry. ; has been agent, . traveling auditor, store- 
keeper, cashier on various railways; division 
supt., Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas City Ry. ; 
gen. mgr., and later pres. Duluth & Iron Range 
R. R. Was pres. Chicago & Eastern Illinois 
Ry. ; vice-pres. and gen. mgr. Pere Marquette 
R. R. Co. until Sept., 1904; not now officially 
connected with any railway. Office: Tribune 
Bldg. Residence: La Grange, 111. 

CARPENTER, Newton Henry, sec. of the 
Art Institute of Chicago; b. Olmsted Falls, 
O., May 17, 1853; s. William S. and Lucina 
(Horr) Carpenter; ed. public schools, followed 
by studies at West Point Military Acad.; m. 
Sandwich, 111., Dec. 25, 1879, Hattie Lewis; 
children: Lewis, Gladys. Came to Chicago in 
Sept., 1886, and entered employ of the Chicago 
Acad. of Design, with which continued until 



the Art Institute of Chicago was organ- 
ized in 1879; after that was connected with 
latter institution and in Dec., 1881, was elected 
sec. of the Art Institute, in which position 
still remains. Republican. Served 5 years in 
1st Regt., I. N. G., Chicago, 1877-82. Congrega- 
tionalist. Club: Congregational. Office: Art In- 
stitute. Residence: 121 8th Av., LaGrange, 111. 

GARB, Clyde Mitchell, merchant; b. Chica- 
go, July 7, 1869; s. Richard Baxter and Marga- 
ret (Mitchell) Carr; family natives of Virginia 
for many generations; prepared for Princeton 
at Lake Forest Acad., entered class 1889; 
later was student for 2 years at Northwestern 
Univ.; m. Evanston, 111., 1894, Lilian Van Al- 
styne. After leaving college filled a position 
with Peoples Gas Light & Coke Co.; sales- 
man for W. S. Mallory & Co., of Chicago, iron 
jobbers, 1890-1; since 1891 connected with 
Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, heavy iron and 
steel trade, of which he is now a dir., vice- 
pres. and sec. Pres. and dir. of several other 
companies allied with the iron trade. Dir. of 
Evanston Hosp. Mem. Princeton Soc.; mem. 
First Presbyterian Church, of Evanston. 
Clubs: Chicago, Chicago Athletic, University, 
Mid-Day, Onwentsia, Glen View, Evanston, 
Evanston Country, Evanston Golf; also Du- 
quesne and Union Clubs of Pittsburgh, Pa. Of- 
fice: 18 Milwaukee Av. Residence: 1309 Davis 
St., Evanston. 

CARR, Henry H., grain commission; b. 
Northville, LaSalle Co., 111., June 20, 1844; s. 
Joseph Henry and Eve Eliza M. M. Carr; ed. 
public schools, Sandwich, 111., and at business 
college in Chicago; m., 1st, Mar. 1, 1867, Mary 
Jane Hobbs; 2d, Feb. 5, 1892, Miss E. L. Subel. 
During spare time while at school and after- 
ward was engaged in his father's grain and 
general merchandise business at Sandwich, 
111., until 1862, when he enlisted in the 105th 
Illinois Volunteers, serving in the Army of 
the Cumberland and with Sherman's March 
to the Sea, and took part in the Grand Review 
at Washington at close of war. After war 
went to Leavenworth, Kan., then with whole- 
sale house of W. H. Johnson & Co., Quincy, 
111.; afterward wjth Field, Leiter & Co., Chi- 
cago; then for 6 years mem. Board of Trade 
firm of E. F. Pulsifer & Co.; with N. B. Ream 
& Co., 1879-84; since then in firm of H. H. 
Carr & Co. Originator of direct shipping plan 
by which farmer's load direct with grain cars. 
Was several years sec. of the Grain Receiver's 
Assn. Office: Board of Trade. Residence: 3343 
Forest Av. 

CARR, Homer J., newspaper man; b. Mid- 
dlebury, Ind., Nov. 15, 1858; s. Julius and 
Celestia (Skinner) Carr; grad. Univ. of Chi- 
cago, 1879; editor Journal, White Pigeon, 
Mich., until 1883; m. 1st, Feb. 9, 1888, Allie 
Whitlar; 1 son: Frederick W. ; m. 2d, June 
15, 1902. Celestia Skinner; 1 son: Homer. 
Since 1884 engaged in newspaper work in Chi- 
cago and since 1893 has been mgr. of the 
Lake Marine News. Republican. Mem. and 
pres. of the Chicago Press Club. Office: 138 
Jackson Boul. Residence: 6432 Minerva Av. 

CARR, Robert Franklin, manufacturing 
chemist; b. Argenta, 111., Nov. 21, 1871; s. 
Robert F. and Emily A. (Smick) Carr; ed. 
Argenta public school and Univ. of Illinois, 
graduating as chemist with degree of B.S., 
1893. Came to Chicago after graduation in 
1893, and worked in retail drug business until 
Nov., 1894, when he entered the service of the 
Dearborn Drug and Chemical Works; elected 
sec., 1897, and vice-pres. and gen. mgr. in Jan., 
1898, in which position he continues. Also 
vice-pres. of the Winthrop Drug and Chemical 
Works; chairman board of dirs., Illinois Com- 
mercial Men's Assn. (accident insurance). 
Mem. Am. Chemical Soc. Clubs: Chicago Ath- 
letic, Oak Park, River Forest. Office: Postal 
Telegraph Bldg. Residence: 416 Home Av., Oak 
Park, 111. 



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CARROLL, John Charles, carpets; b. Colum- Forest Univ., LL.B., 1896. Admitted to practice 
biana, O., Mar. 4, 18G2; s. William and Marian by Supreme Court of Illinois, 1895, and has 
(Meagher) Carroll; removed to Chicago, 1859; since been engaged in practice in Chicago, now 
ed. Chicago public schools; m. Chicago, Oct. 25, being in partnership with Senator Francis W. 
1882, Marian N. Milligan; children: John Parker, in law firm of Parker & Carter, mak- 
Charles, Jr., James Milligan, Ethel A.nna, Les- ing a specialty of patent law. Republican. In- 
lie Warrington. Began business life in employ terested in Assn. House, a philanthropic move- 
of Potter Palmer, dry goods, 1868-9; with Al- ment for the betterment of boys and girls. 
len Mackey, who succeeded Palmer, 1870-6; Clubs: Union League, Quadrangle, Hamilton. 
firm was reorganized, 1876, as the Chicago Car- Office: 1410 Marquette Bldg. Residence: 122 
pet Co., of which became pres. until 1899, 50th St. 

when the firm of Carroll & Lancaster, Incor- CARTER, Edward Carlos, chief engineer 
porated (wholesale and retail), succeeded to Chicago & North- Western Ry. ; b. Waverly, 
the business; pres. of same from origin. Of- 111., Jan. 11, 1854; s. George and Louisa J. 
tice: 162-4 Wabash Av. Residence: 170 51st St. (Smith) Carter; grad. Rensselaer Polytechnic 
CARROLL, John Joseph, R. C. priest; b. Institute, Troy, N. Y., 1876; m. Jacksonville, 
Eniscrone, Co. Sligo, Ire., June 24, 1856; s. 111., 1880, Fannie G. Fairbank; children: Ed- 
Francis J. and Mary (Howley) Carroll; came ward F., Paul E., Gertrude. Began as rodman 
to U. S. in infancy; took 6 years' course in St. on the Jacksonville & Southeastern Ry., 1870- 
Michael's College, Toronto, Ont.; studied at 1871, and on Cairo & St. Louis Ry., 1871. 
St. Joseph's Provincial Theological Seminary, Draftsman and mechanical engineer Spring- 
Troy, N. Y., grad. 1879; asst. Cathedral field Iron and Steel Co., 1876-7; asst. engineer 
of Holy Name, Chicago, 1880; soon after rec- on Kansas City extension, Chicago & Alton 
tor St. Thomas Church, Chicago; distinguished R. R., 1877-8; in employ of U. S. on Mississip- 
as a Gaelic writer and scholar. Elected at pi River observations, 1878; asst. engineer of 
convention (1898) chairman Gaelic History, at construction, Indianapolis, Decatur & Spring- 
convention (1901) National Librarian Gaelic field Ry., 1879-80; resident engineer, 1880-4, 
League of America. (For list of books, see asst. to chief engineer, 1884-5, Wabash, St. 
Who's Who in America.) Address; 5478 Kim- Louis & Pacific Ry. ; asst. and contracting en- 
bark Av. gineer, Detroit Bridge and Iron Works, 1885-7; 

CARRY, Edward Francis, manufacturer; b. principal asst. engineer, 1887-99, and, since Dec., 
Fort Wayne, Ind., May 16, 1867; s. Joseph J. 1899, chief engineer, Chicago & North-Western 
and Margaret (Stoops) Carry; high school ed- Ry. Dir. North Waukegan Harbor and Dock 
ucation; m. Chicago, Nov. 28, 1893, Mabel D. Co. Mem. Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers, Western 
Underwood; children: Mary Ermina, Margaret. Soc. of Engineers. Clubs: Union League, 
Went to work in 1886 for O. W. Meysenburg Evanston. Office: Franklin St. and Jackson 
& Co., St. Louis, as stenographer; and Feb. Boul. Residence: 412 Greenwood Boul. 
16, 1888, went with Mr. Meysenburg to Chi- CARTER, Henry Wallace, patent atty. and 
cago; was with the Wells & French Co. in van- expert; b. Chicago, June 5, 1866; s. Consider B. 
ous capacities, finally becoming sec, and and Emma (Marsh) Carter; ed. Skinner (pub- 
when that company was purchased by the lic) School, West Division High School, Wor- 
Am Car and Foundry Co., Mar. 1 1899, became cest er (Mass.) Polytechnic Institute, and Na- 
district mgr. for that company; later became tlonal college of Law, Washington, D. C.; m. 
3d vice-pres and dir., and since June, 1903, 2d Washington, D. C., June 1, 1898, Anna Ma- 
yice-pres., dir. and mem. executive committee cau i ey; children: Macauley, Henry Wallace, 
Am. Car and Foundry Co. Republican in Na- Jn> War ren Gillette. Was asst. examiner of 

n n a \ n . p . artlsan V- n mun A 1 ?^ a , 1 - P 4 tlC ^- R ' Patents in the U. S. Patent Office at Washing- 

C. Clubs: Chicago Chicago Athletic Washing- ton 1889-92; since 1892 engaged in practice 

ton Park Kenwood Exmoor Midlothian Of- as expert and counselor in patent causes. 

fice Ry Exchange Bldg. Residence: Highland Mem . A m. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers since 

i'*TTOc -D T> 1892 Western Soc. of Engineers since 1898. 

~J ? * ' 7 r r n ' , cons u ltln S mecham- office: Monadnock Bldg. Residence: 2573 Lake- 

cal engineer; b. Lancaster, Grant Co., Wis., WO od Av 

Will / am R and Ellen E. CARTER, Howard Marshall, lawyer; b. Chl- 

t ed> $ r l? Uil % and trades). cago, May 31, 1869; s. Consider B. and Emma 

^' ? la "evil e, Wis.; grad. (Marsh) Carter; ed. Chicago public schools., 

1 f am al Engineering, Univ. grad. 1890, Northwestern Univ. Law School; 

' w 8 & M' Bar #E' W1 " Aug W 3 ' m - Newark. N. J., Oct. 10, 1893, Louise John- 

W a rld .ge; children: Fanny W., SO n. Admitted to Illinois bar, 1890. Dir. of the 

pt ' ^ason Car and Foun- Rockford, Beloit and Janesville R. R. Co., and 

Tenn " , 1885; ^ hief de ' of the Chicago Rys. Co. Office: Marquette 

B 11 man ,' also acting asst. Bldg. Residence: 726 Forest Av., Evanston, 

Bullock Manufacturing Co., Chi- m 

H? D ii^2f engineer on altera- CARTER, James Benajah, merchant; b. Jef- 

Ti^ 1 B fio^ ge ' Ch ! ca S.. Milwaukee ferson Co., N. Y., Oct. 16, 1849; s. Benajah 

rirtW ,,7,'ri "^hanical engineer Carter, Jr., and Isabel (Cole) Carter; ed. pub- 

A, d 'io U ' s - Government, lie schools, New York and Illinois; m. Chl- 

g '' ^^-V 111 !," 1 / Board of Con - ca &. Dec - 29 . 1873, Emma Chambers; chil- 

y brld ses 1900; de- drln: Edith, Anna, Nettie. Coming to Chicago 

L o e g u P erlor Power was driver of an ice wagon for 1 year, for W. 

' ^ che cked up T. B. Reed; then engaged in the grocery busi- 

V 5EK, clty brid ^ e built ness and afterward, in 1877, in the grain busi- 

* riA . s * operating ma- ness with his brother Zina and with E. W. 

special , and automatic Fisher, to which the present business under 

> ^ U 5 lt 5i l1111 - the st y le of z - R - Carter & Bro - are the suc- 

i Club: Hins - cessors, the firm being large wholesale deal- 

k - Residence: ers in hay, grain and mill feed. Baptist. Of- 



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aidMarium smlhc^ ^n wM, James Swift, pres. Chapin & 

public tndTi eh ^School ^ JrnS' T^' C "j 18 ^ 1 " 6 Gore - lic l uor merchants; b. Allegany Co., N. Y., 

lege, course of mechanical * Pnl^J tate ^t Oct ' 17 ' 1834; s - Benjamin and Sarah (Swift) 

special course ir? eleVtHo tv ? JSi f * < S ' Witl 2 Carter: ed. public schools; m. Chicago, Oct. 6. 

B P M.E.; compfeted course hi Chica^o^Cone^ 1873 Francis Buell; 1 daughter: Kathryn. Be- 

of Law, graduating from lawdPnf f T P pan business "fe as clerk in country store at 

law dept. of Lake Woodstock, McHenry Co., 111.; was chief dep- 



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uty clerk of the Circuit Court and recorder Office: County Bldg. Residence: 1331 W. Mon- 

of deeds, 1854-8; came to Chicago, 1862, and roe St. 

was bookkeeper for Phillip Wadsworth & Co., CARTER, zina B., nres. Sanitary District of 

wholesale clothing, 1862-70; in 1872 became Chicago; b. in lot? cabin. Jefferson Co, N. Y., 

connected with house of Chapin & Gore, first Oct. 23, 1846; s. Benajah and Isabel (Cole) 

as bookkeeper, then as partner, and upon in- Carter: worked on farm and attended school 

corporation was made sec.-treas. of the com- for a brief period; removed to DuPage Co., 

pany; on death of Mr. Chapin became pres. 111., when 18 years old and worked on farm 

Independent in politics. Episcopalian. Club: several years; came to Chicago and opened a 

Chicago Athletic. Office: 12-18 Adams St. Resi- store on the west side, firm now being Zina 

dence: 5112 Cornell Av. R. Carter & Bro. Has been alderman; candi- 

CARTSR, Leslie, lawyer; b. Galena, 111., date for mayor of Chicago, 1899; mem. board 

Aug. 28, 1851; s. James and Helen (Leslie) of trustees, Sanitary District of Chicago, 

Carter; ed. various private schools, Yale Col- since 1895, and pres. since 1903; mem. Chicago 

lege, graduating, 1873, Columbia Law School Board of Trade since 1872, and was its pres., 

and Northwestern Univ. Law School. After 1898. Republican. Offices: 225 W. 16th St. and 

leaving law school, studied in the office of E. Security Bldg. Residence: 1441 Ogden Av. 
B. McCagg; then formed a partnership with CARTON, Laurence A., treas. and dir. Swift 

Edwin Walker which lasted until 1885; since & Co., Swift Fertilizer Works, Franklin Salt 

then practicing alone. Was dir., 1881, vice- Co.; dir. Libby, McNeill & Libby, National 

pres., 1882, pres., 1883-7, Chicago Chamber of Packing Co., Illinois Cattle Co. Clubs: Chicago, 

Commerce; elected dir., 1884, pres., 1887-95, Kenwood, Twentieth Century, Homewood. Of- 

Chicago Dock Co.; elected dir. and vice-pres., fice: Union Stock Yards. Residence: 4923 

1893, pres., 1895, and annually since of Calu- Greenwood Av. ; summer, Lake Geneva, Wis. 
met and Chicago Canal and Dock Co.; elected CART WRIGHT, Charles Merritt, insurance 

sec. of bondholders' protective committee, journalist; b. Waynesville, O., Nov. 2, 1869; 

1895, pres., 1897, and annually since, of South s. Seth Levering and Emma F. Cartwright; 

Side Elevated R. R. Co.; is also pres. Ro- began education in country schools; grad. 

chelle & Southern R. R. Co. Mem. of Psi Up- Waynesville High School, 1886; attended Na- 

silon, and of Wolf's Head (Yale College soc.). tional Normal University at Lebanon, O., and 

Pres. St. Luke's Hosp. Republican. Clubs: Chi- grad. B.A., magna cum laurte, Princeton Univ.. 

cago, Onwentsia, Union, Commercial, Mer- 1894, receiving the Boudinot fellowship in 

chants. Office: 135 Adams St. Residence: 108 history; m. Oak Park, Aug. 28, 1902, Kathryn 

Cass St. B. Abbott; 1 son: Stanley Levering. Began 

CARTER, Oliver Clinton, general freight newspaper work as reporter on staff of Chi- 
agent Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Ry. ; cago Inter Ocean, 1894, becoming insurance 
b. Bloomington, Ind., Mar. 27, 1864; s. John editor in 1895; resigned, 1898, to become 
Clinton and Theresa Lucretia (Cron) Carter; editor of the Western Underwriter, then pub- 
ed. public schools, Bloomington, Ind. Since lished in Cincinnati. A Chicago office was 
Apr. 1, 1885, in service of Louisville, New Al- opened in 1899. Since 1900 has been mgr. of 
bany & Chicago Ry. and its successor, the the Western Underwriter CQ., and its vice- 
Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Ry. (Mo- pres. Also, since Jan., 1904, insurance editor 
non Route), as messenger, clerk and baggage- of the Chicago Tribune. Republican. Episco- 
man at Bloomington, Ind., 1885-6; asst. agent, palian. Office: 145 LaSalle St. Residence: 305 
same place, 1886-7; clerk local freight office, N. Grove Av., Oak Park, 111. 
Chicago, 1887-9; asst. traveling auditor, 1889- CARUS, Paul, editor of The Open Court and 
1890; asst. traveling auditor and local agent The Monist (Chicago); b. Ilsenburg, Ger., 
Southern Ry. (L., N. A. & C. Ry. Co., Lessee), July 18, 1852; ed. in Gymnasium at Stettin, 
Lawrenceburg, Ky., 1890-2; traveling auditor Univ. of Strassburg, and grad. Univ. of Tiibin- 
L., N. A. & C. Ry. Co., and its successor, C., gen (Ph.D.), 1876; m. Mar. 29, 1888, Mary 
I. & L. Ry. Co., 1892-1900; general store agent, Hegeler. Author. (For list of books, etc., see 
Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Ry. Co., Who's Who in America.) Home: LaSalle, 
1900-2; since Aug. 15, 1902, general freight 111. Business address: 1322 Wabash Av. 
agent, same road. Republican. Mason (32), CABY, Frank, physician, b. Calumet, Wis., 
Scottish Rite, Indianapolis; mem. Medinah Oct. 21, 1857; s. Amzi B. Gary, M.D. (surgeon 
Temple, Mystic Shrine, Chicago. Office: 198 U. S. A.), and Ellen E. Gary; student at Cor- 
Custom House PI. Residence: 5217 Hibbard nell Univ. in class of 1881, also doing special 
Av. work there u'nder direction of Dr. Bert G. 

CARTER, Orrln N., lawyer, jurist; b. Jef- Wilder: grad. Rush Med. College, Chicago, 

ferson Co., N. Y., Jan. 22, 1854; s. Benajah M.D., 1882; m. Aug. 13, 1885, Harriet Heyl 

and Isabel (Cole) Carter; when he was 10 (A.B., Cornell; M.D., Blackwell Med. College, 

years old parents removed to DuPage Co., New York); children: Eugene, Louis, Clara. 

111.; early education district schools of New Soon after graduation entered Wisconsin State 

York and Illinois; worked his way through Asylum as asst. to Dr. Walter Kempster for 

Wheaton College, graduating, 1877 (LL.D., 6 months; then was interne at St. Luke's 

1899); studied law in Chicago under Judge Hosp., Chicago, for 18 months, at end of 

M. F. Tuley and Gen. I. N. Stiles.; taught which time went to New York to take special 

school; county supt. of schools of Grundy studies in pathology under Dr. Welch; ap- 

Co., 111., 1880-2; resigned to practice law; pointed pathologist to St. Luke's Hosp.; after- 

m. Morris, 111., Aug. 1. 1881, Nettie J. Steven; ward lecturer and subsequently prof, of 

children: Allan J., Ruth G. Admitted to bar, pathology and still later prof, of internal 

1880; practiced at Morris, 111.; prosecuting medicine at the Woman's Med. College: obstet- 

atty. of Grundy Co., 111., 1882-8, and had rician to St. Luke's Hosp. since 1891; also 

charge of some important criminal trials, obstetrician at Michael Reese Hosp.. Mem. Chi- 

notably the prosecution of Henry Schwartz cago Med. Soc., Am. Med. Assn.. Medico-Legal 

and Newton Wott for the murder of Kellogg Soc. Also mem. Loyal Legion. Clubs: Chicago, 

Nichols, an express messenger on the C., R. Chicago Athletic, Quadrangle. Office and resi- 

I. & P. R. R., convicting both men and secur- dence: 2935 Indiana Av. 

ing a verdict of imprisonment for life; came CABY, Bobert John, lawyer; b. Milwaukee, 
to Chicago, 1888, and engaged in practice; Wis., Feb. 6, 1868; s. Alfred L. and Harriet 
atty. for Sanitary District of Chicago (Drain- Maria (Van Slyke) Cary; grad. Harvard Univ., 
age Board), 1892-4: since 1894 county judge A.B., 1890; Harvard Law School, A.M., 1892. 
of Cook Co., having been re-elected in 1898 Came from Milwaukee in 1892 and entered 
and 1902. Republican. Mem. Warren Av. Con- office of Johnson & Morrill; in 1894 entered 
gregational Church. Clubs: Union League, office of Charles H. Aldrich; formed partner- 
Mencken, Congregational, Hamilton, Lincoln, fhip witli Bertrand Walker, 1895, as Cary & 



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Walker, and on Feb. 1, 1904, firm name was 
changed to GJennon, Oary & Walker. Firm 
are general solicitors of Indiana, Illinois & 
Iowa R. R. Co., and local attys. for Lake 
Shore & Michigan Southern Ry. Co., New 
York, Chicago & St. Louis Ry. Co., and Cleve- 
land, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Ry. Co.; 
general counsel for the Indiana Harbor R. R. 
Co. Presbyterian. Clubs: University, Saddle 
and Cycle. Office: 144 Van Buren St. Resi- 
dence: 103 Lincoln Park Boul. 

CASE, Alfred Ernest, lawyer; b. Momence, 
111., Sept. 15, 1859; s. Spencer S. and Hannah 
M. Case; ed. public schools; m. 1894, Ella L. 
Cady; children: Homer W., Leonard. Began 
business career as a clerk in a retail dry 
goods store, with S. M. Rothschild, at Twenty- 
eighth and State Sts., in 1877; then became in- 
terested in merchandising on own account, 
traveling through states of Illinois and In- 
diana. In 1880 engaged in real estate business 
with Isaac Drake, and began the study of law; 
admitted to the bar, on examination, Mar. 24, 
1883, and grad. Union College of Law same 
year, and has ever since been engaged in 
the general practice of law. Also pres. Farm- 
ers' Loan & Trust Co. Republican. Office: 218 
LaSalle St. Residence: Chicago; summer resi- 
dence: Channel Lake, 111. 

CASE, Charles Hosmer, retired underwriter; 
born Coventry, Vt., Sept. 8, 1829; s. Rev. 
Lyman and Phebe (Hollister) Case; ed. pub- 
lic schools of Vermont and Bakersfield Acad., 
graduating 1851 (degree of LL.D. conferred 
by Wheaton College, 1901); m. Mar. 25, 1852, 
Laura P., daughter of Andrew Farnsworth, of 
Bakersfleld, Vt. Came west from Vermont in 
the spring of 1852; taught private academy 
at Warsaw, 111., several years, and was for 5 
years supt. of public schools at Warsaw; 
entered on work of insurance adjuster and 
special agent in 1862 (for the Home Insur- 
ance Co. of New York, and the Insurance Co. 
of North America, Philadelphia) ; removed to 
Chicago, 1867, and became head of a local 
fire insurance agency also; in 1871 became 
mgr. for the Royal Insurance Co. of England, 
for the Northwestern States, and continued 
until he retired from business with a com- 
petency; superintended erection of the Royal 
Insurance Bldg., Chicago, at cost of over one 
million dollars, 1883-5. Student of electricity, 
bacteriology, psychology and archaeology. Re- 
publican (alderman, Chicago, 1875-6). Congre- 
gationalist; mem. 1st Congregational Church 
(deacon and trustee) ; was supt. of the Sun- 
day School 13 years; corporate mem. Am. 
Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions 
since 1875; trustee Wheaton College since 
1890. Was formerly pres. board of directors 
Washingtonian Home Assn. 25 years and sev- 
eral years pres. of the Newsboy's Home, and 
dir. Chicago Relief Soc. ; charter mem. Irving 
Literary Soc. for 30 years, and of The 
Gnosis (literary soc.) 7 years. Club: Union 
League (from its organization). Residence: 
201 Ashland Boul. 

CASE, Edward Beecher, insurance; b. Bos- 
ton, Mass., Feb. 2, 1853; s. Lyman G. and 
Mary (Gushing) Case; early education public 
schools of Cambridgeport, Mass.; grad. Phil- 
lips' Acad., Andover, Mass., 1873; entered 
Yale, 1873, in class 9f 1877, but left in 1875, 
to enter business life, coming to Chicago; 
m. Aurora, 111., Sept. 1, 1880, Lilly Prentiss; 
children: Prentiss Hovey, Emma Louise, Lilly 
Winifred, Edith. Was with the Royal Insur- 
ance Co., 1875-97; now senior of the fire in- 
surance firm of Case, Nye, Shepherd & Bow- 
den. Mem. New England Soc. Republican. 
Club: Union League. Office: 159 LaSalle St. 
Residence: 859 Park Av. 

CASE, Elisha W., president Case & Mar- 
tin Co., pie bakers; b. Norwich, Conn., Jan. 3, 
1833; s. John and Diana (Congdon) Case; ed. 
public schools of Norwich; m. June 1, 1851, 



Eliza Jane, daughter of William Baldwin, of 
Branford, Conn.; children: John Morton, 
Charles E., Elmer G., Edna J. In 1849 entered 
employ of his brother, Charles A. Case, who 
had been a manufacturer of pies at Norwich, 
Conn., and moved in 1849 to New York; in 
1854 they removed to Chicago and established 
the Connecticut Pie Bakery at 72 Milwaukee 
Av., then on the outskirts; conducted it until 
1858, when they closed it out, taking charge 
of the pie dept. of the newly established Me- 
chanical Bakery; in 1863 went to a farm in 
Clinton Co., la., while his brother joined 
the army and died in 1864; returned to Chi- 
cago, 1866, re-established the Connecticut Pie 
Bakery, with S. F. W. Martin, on Apr. 26, 
1869, the firm being Case & Martin until 1891, 
when it was incorporated as Case & Martin 
Co., of which is pres. Baptist; deacon of West- 
ern Av. Baptist Church for 25 years; for 5 
years deacon of Tabernacle Baptist Church. 
Office: 105 Walnut St. Residence: 1497 Wash- 
ington Boul. 

CASE, Munson T., lawyer; b. Castleton, 
Rensselaer Co., N. Y., Apr. 8, 1857; s. Timothy 
and Angeline (Cornell) Case; removed at 8 
years of age, with parents, to Newton, N. J. ; 
grad. from high school; read law in offices 
in New Jersey and New York; m. Chicago, 
Oct. 3, 1893, Pauline Deutsch. While studying 
law in New York, health failed; discontinued 
studies for a time; came west with father 
in 1877 and assisted in various depts. of 
work on the Green Bay & Minnesota R. R., of 
which afterward became general passenger 
agent and auditor, until 1884. From Green 
bay came to Chicago as city passenger agent 
for the Union Pacific; shortly afterwards went 
to St. Louis to assume the general agency of 
the Hannibal Short Line, until 1886; from 
1886 to 1890 occupied various positions with 
the freight dept. of the Union Pacific at Den- 
ver, Colo.; then came to Chicago and resumed 
the study of law, and was admitted to bar, 
1891; junior mem. of firm of Case, Hogan & 
Case, 1891-5; then practiced alone until 1903, 
and now a mem. of the firm of Coburn & Case. 
Office: 92 LaSalle St. Residence: 533 E. Sixty- 
second St. 

CASE, William Warren, lawyer; b. Worth'- 
ington, O., Mar. 5, 1857; s. William Phelps 
and Fredonia Whiting (Burr) Case; ed. Co- 
lumbus, O., public schools and high school; 
Harvard College, A.B., 1879; Harvard Law 
School, 2 years, 1881-3; m. St. Paul, Minn., 
June 15, 1892, Marian Ward Ingersoll; chil- 
dren: Elizabeth, Isabel, Winthrop Warren, 
Emily. Admitted to bar at St. Paul, Minn., 
Oct., 1883; removed to Chicago, Dec. 24, 1884, 
and since then engaged in general practice of 
law; mem. of firm of Willits, Robbins & Case, 
Sept., 1891; Green, Willits & Robbins, May 1, 
1893; Willits, Case & Odell, June 1, 1894, to 
Tune 1, 1896. Mem. Law Club and Chicago 
Bar Assn. Republican. Clubs: Chicago City, 
Chicago Literary, Skokie Country. Office: 172 
Washington St. Residence: Winnetka, 111. 

CASEY, John Dominick, lawyer; b. Chicago, 
Aug. 4, 1864; s. Thomas P. and Katherine 
(Bern) Casey; ed. Holy Family Bros.' School, 
and at Dore public school and West Division 
High School, Chicago; law course at Union 
College of Law, LL.B., 1888; m. Chicago, Jan. 
5, 1898, Margaret E. Canavan; 1 daughter: 
Mary Katherine E. After leaving high school 
was employed in operating dept. of the C., 

B. & Q. R. R., during which employment took 
up study of law; engaged in law practice 
since 1888; master in chancery of Circuit 
Court of Cook Co., 1896-8; since 1898 asst. 
to probate judge of Cook Co. Republican. R. 

C. Mem. Illinois State Bar Assn., Cook Co. 
Bar Assn., Chicago Law Institute. Mem. 
Knights of Columbus. Office: Probate Court of 
Cook Co. Residence: 52 Lytle St. 



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CAS3ELBEEKY, William Evang, physician; 
b. Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 6, 1858; s. Jacob 
Rush and Ellen Lane (Evans) Casselberry; 
ed. Fremont Seminary, Norristown, Pa., 1870- 
1872; Lincoln public school, grad. 1875; Univ. 
of Pennsylvania, Auxiliary Dept. of Medicine, 
1875-6; med. dept., 1876-9, graduating, M.D., 
1879; interne at Germantown Hosp., Phila- 
delphia, 1879-81; post-graduate courses at 
Univ. of Vienna, 1881-2; London Throat Hosp., 
1882; m. Chicago, June 23, 1891, Lilian Hib- 
bard; children: Hibbard, Catherine, William 
Evans, Jr. Since 1883 engaged in practice in 
Chicago; specialist in diseases of the throat. 
Prof, therapeutics, 1883-94, and of laryngology 
since 1894, Northwestern Univ. Med. School; 
laryngologist to St. Luke's and Wesley Hosps. 
Mem. Chicago Acad. of Science; ex-pres. Am. 
Laryngological Assn.; ex-president Chicago 
Laryngological Assn.; mem. Am. Climatologl- 
cal Assn., Am. Med. Assn., Illinois State Med. 
Soc., Chicago Med. Soc. Republican. Mem. 
P. E. Church. Clubs. University, Onwentsia, 
Physicians. Office: 34 Washington St. Resi- 
dence: 1830 Calumet Av. 

CASTLE, Charles Suinuer, banker; b. Har- 
rington, Cook Co., 111., May 13, 1859; s. Lester 
D. and Lucy A. (Taylor) Castle; high school 
education; m. Austin, 111., Apr. 16, 1893, Bessie 
Kay wood; children: Ward C., Sidney L. Taught 
district school, Palatine, 111., 1877-8; clerk 
treasurer's office, Chicago, Rock Island & Pa- 
cific Ry. Co., 1878-80; clerk freight auditor's 
office, Chicago & North-Western Ry. Co., 1880- 
1881; bookkeeper John V. Farwell Co., 1881-9; 
postmaster, Austin, 111., 1889-94; treas. Town 
of Cicero, 1894-97; elected president Austin 
State Bank, Jan. 1, 1895 (still serving); vice- 
pres. Federal Trust & Savings Bank, Chicago, 
since June 2, 1902. Dir. Austin Safe Deposit 
Co. and Kee & Chappell Dairy Co. Republican. 
Mem. Royal League, National Union. Clubs: 
Union League, Bankers, The Oaks (Austin). 
Office: N. Y. Life Bldg. Residence: 322 N. 
Central Av., Austin. 

CASTLE, Egbert Hosford, mgr. Comstock- 
Castle Stove Co.; b. Quincy, 111., Apr. 8, 1876; 
s. James Seymour and Carrie (Hosford) Cas- 
tle; ed. public schools of Quincy, 111.; m. 
Quincy, 111., Oct. 29, 1902, Florence Newcomb. 
After leaving school was in the stove business 
with the Comstock-Castle Stove Co., conduct- 
ing stove foundries at Quincy, 111.; came to 
Chicago in 1897, as mgr. of the company's 
branch in this city. Republican. Episcopalian. 
Mem. of Ashlar Lodge No. 308, A. F. & A. M., 
Chicago. Office: 10 N. Canal St. Residence: La- 
Grange, 111. 

CASTLE, Percy V., lawyer; b. Barrington, 
Cook Co., 111., Feb. 15, 1857; s. Lester D. and 
Lucy A. (Taylor) Castle; ed. Palatine (111.) 
High School; Northern Indiana Normal School, 
Valparaiso, Ind., and Union College of Law, 
Chicago; m. Chicago, Jan. 3, 1888, Jessie Dun- 
lap; children: Ina, Dunlap. Principal of school 
at Arlington Heights, 111., 2 years; became 
resident of Chicago, 1882; taught school 5 
years; was admitted to bar; was mem. firm of 
Manning & Castle, 1884-91; after that of Cut- 
ting & Castle, and now senior mem. of Castle, 
Williams & Smith. Dir. Austin State Bank 
and Arlington Heights Bank; has been mem. 
Austin Board of Education. Clubs: Oaks (Aus- 
tin). Westward Ho. Office: 138 Washington St. 
Residence: 121 S. Waller Av., Austin. 

CASTLE, William, vocal dir. Chicago Musi- 
cal College since 1891; b. England, Dec. 22, 
1836; ed. Philadelphia; m. 1863, Hetty M. 
Warren. Studied music in New York, London 
and Milan, Italy; leading tenor of English 
opera for 30 years; made debut as singer in 
New York in concert, 1861; in opera, New 
York, 1864; sang in Europe, 1872-4; retired 
from stage, 1891; original in America of 
Paul, in Victor Masse's opera of "Paul and 
Virginia"; Romeo in Gounod's "Romeo and 



Juliet"; and many other well known works 
Club: Illinois. Office: 202 Michigan Av. Resi- 
dence: 61 Laflin St. 

CAS WELL, Charles Lee, Jr., lawyer; b. Chi- 
cago, Dec. 10, 1874; s. Charles Lee and Edith 
(Alison) Caswell; ed. public schools of Chi- 
cago and in Northwestern Univ. Law School, 
grad. LL.B. in class of 1896. Admitted to 
bar by Supreme Court of State of Illinois in 
1896, and since then engaged in general prac- 
tice of law; now of law firm of Smith & Cas- 
well. Mem. Chicago Bar Assn. and Illinois 
State Bar Assn. Republican. Served for 4 
years as mem. of Co. H, 1st Infantry, I. N. G., 
including service in the Pana strike, 1893, and 
the Pullman strike, 1894. Mason; mem. Cheva- 
lier Bayard Commandery, K. T. Clubs: Chi- 
cago Athletic, Kenwood, Colonial of Chicago, 
Kenwood Country. Office: Chicago Opera House 
Blk. Residence: 4 Aldine Sq. 

CATHEBWOOD, Robert, patent lawyer; b 
Hoopeston, 111., Aug. 7, 1874; s. Allen Thomp- 
son and Cornelia (Hartwell) Catherwood; ed. 
Hoopeston public and high schools; Rossvllle, 
111., High School, 1890-2; Northwestern Univ., 
1892-6, and Law School of same, 1896-9; m. 
Chicago, June 4, 1902, Lucy Cotton Morris. 
Admitted to bar, 1896; mem. of law firm of 
Parkinson & Catherwood, counsellors in 
patent, trade-mark and copyright causes. Mem. 
Patent Law Assn., Am. Economic Assn., Alli- 
ance Frangaise (ex-director), Chicago Bar 
Assn., Delta Upsilon, Delta Chi. Republican. 
Episcopalian. On legislation committee Illi- 
nois Civil Service Assn.; sec. International 
Arbitration Soc. Clubs: Chicago Literary, Chi- 
cago Athletic, Hamilton, Twentieth Century. 
Office: 77 Jackson Boul. Residence: 4442 Grand 
Boul. 

CATLIN, George, druggists' sundries; b. 
Chicago, Jan. 11, 1843; s. Seth and Helen Mar 
(Griswold) Catlin; ed. Chicago public schools; 
m. July 10, 1867, Imogen Blanch; children; 
Elsie Abigail, Seth, Blanch Helen. Began busi- 
ness career in the office of his father, a mer- 
chant on the Board of Trade; served 6 months 
in the Civil War, as volunteer in 134th Illi- 
nois Infantry; employed after war as clerk 
in office of Goodrich Transportation Co., and 
later with Buckingham Elevator Co.; after- 
ward in fire insurance business until 1883, 
when he established in his present business 
as .a manufacturer of druggists' sundries. 
Mason, mem. Waubansia Lodge and Apollo 
Commandry, K. T. Clubs: Hyde Park, Chi- 
cago Athletic. Office: 118 Lake St. Residence: 
5111 Hibbard Av. 

CATTELL, Archibald, lawyer; b. Davenport, 
la., July 14, 1870; s. Archibald and Elizabeth 
Stuart (Mills) Cattell; ed. public schools of 
Davenport, la.; Iowa College, Grinnell, la., 
A.B., 1891; law dept., Univ. of Michigan, 1893; 
m. Fort Dodge, la., Nov. 15, 1893, Rose Has- 
kell; children: Jean Haskell, Judith Haskell. 
Was city editor Davenport (la.) Daily Leader, 
1891-2; admitted to bar of Illinois, at Chicago, 
1893, and has since been in continuous prac- 
tice without a partner. Vice-pres. and sec. 
Quaker Manufacturing Co., treas. Coahuila 
Mining & Smelting Co., pres. and dir. Chicago 
Cattle Co., etc. Mem. Chicago Bar Assn., Chi- 
cago Law Institute. Republican. Club: Hamil- 
ton. Office: 134 E. Monroe St. Residence: 5635 
Washington Av. 

CAVEBLY, John Richard, lawyer and police 
magistrate; b. London, Eng., Dec. 6, 1861; s. 
James and Mary (Boulter) Caverly; ed. An- 
nunciation Parish School; grad. St. Patrick's 
Acad. and from Chicago College of Law (law 
dept. Lake Forest Univ.). degree LL.B., 1897: 
m Chicago, Sept. 15, 1898, Charlotte J. Coch- 
ran Asst. city atty. of Chicago, 1897, to May, 
1903' justice of the peace and police magis- 
trate from May 18, 1903. Democrat. R. C. 
Mem. Chicago Democratic Club, Cook Co. 
Democratic Club, Knights of Columbus, Chi- 



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CO.KO Bar Assn., Illinois State Bar Assn. 
Clubs: Iroquois, Illinois Athletic. Office: 128 
S. Clark St. Residence: McCoy's Hotel. 

CAYLOH, Worth Ernest, lawyer; b. Farnum, 
Hamilton Co., Ind., Aug. 25, 1867; s. Simeon T. 
and Susannah Caylor; grad. DePauw Univ., 
Greencastle, Ind., A.B., 1890; LL.B., 1891; m. 
Katherine Mary Vaughan; 1 daughter: Miriam. 
Was chief clerk for the law firm of Ham- 
line, Scott & Lord, 1891-5; asst city atty., 
1895-7; practiced alone, 1897-1904; in 1904 
formed partnership with John J. Healy, in 
firm of Healy & Caylor. Office: Schiller Bldg. 
Residence: 5728 Rosalie Ct. 

CELLA, John Prank, wholesale fruits and 
nuts; b. near Genoa, Italy, Sept. 16, 1868; s. 
John G. and Mary (Arado) Cella; came to 
America when 1 year old; ed. public schools 
of Chicago and Bryant & Stratton Business 
College Was employed by Garibaldi & 
Cuneo, wholesale fruit merchants, and after- 
ward established business for self under style 
of J P Cella & Co.; incorporated, 1903, as 
J. F.' Cella Co., of which is pres. Office: 91 S. 
Water St. Residence: Lexington Hotel. 

CHACE, Charles C., auditor; b. Pt. Jervis, 
N. Y., Aug. 30, 1858; s. Ephraim D. and Sophia 
C. (Hogeboone) Chase; common school educa- 
tion; m. Indianapolis, Jessie M. Tinney; 1 
daughter: Margaret. In 1876 became cashier 
of the Lake Erie & Western R. R. at Lafay- 
ette, Ind., and in 1886 became agent of the 
same road at Findlay, O. In 1891 became 
traffic mgr. for the G. H. Hammond Co., pack- 
ers, at South Omaha, Neb., and from 1892 to 
1896 was auditor of the Chicago, Hammond & 
Western Ry.; since 1896 has been auditor of 
the Chicago Junction Ry., and since 1899 also 
auditor of the Union Stock Yards & Transit 
Co. Office: Exchange Bldg., Union Stock Yards. 
Residence: 4214 Prairie Av. 

CHAFFIN, Howard Albert, miner and ship- 
per of coal; b. Cheyenne, Wyo., Apr. 10, 1876; 
s. John Thomas and Mary Jennings ( Jeff r ess) 
Chaffln; ed. public schools; served in q. m. 
dept., U. S. A., 1898-9; m. Cleveland, O., Feb. 
4, 1903, Florence Gertrude Tidd; 1 son: Ed- 
ward Jeffress. Since July, 1899, vice-pres. and 
dir. of Hunter W. Finch & Co., miners and 
shippers of coal, Chicago. Also sec. and dir. 
Powhatan Coal Co., Toledo and Cincinnati, O. 
Episcopalian. Office: Fisher Bldg. 

CHAFIN, Eugene W., temperance advocate. 
(See Who's Who in America.) Residence: Edi- 
son Park, 111. 

CHALLEN, Charles Henry, Chicago mgr. of 
The Northwestern Miller; b. Waverly, Mor- 
gan Co., 111., Feb. 2, 1869; s. Joseph and Cor- 
nelia (Peet) Challen; ed. public school; m. 
Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 10, 1894, Eva Frances 
Parke. Began business career Sept. 2, 1886, 
as an assistant in the publishing office of The 
Northwestern Miller, at Minneapolis, Minn., 
and has continued with that business, ad- 
vancing steadily to more responsible posi- 
tions with the firm, and in 1894 was made 
mgr. of the Chicago office of The Northwest- 
ern Miller. Republican. Congregationalist. 
Club: Chicago Press. Office: Royal Insurance 
Bldg. Residence: 1178 Perry St., Ravenswood. 

CHALMEBS, William James, manufacturer; 
b. Chicago, July 10, 1852; s. Thomas and Janet 
(Telfer) Chalmers; ed. public and high schools 
of Chicago; m. Oct., 1878, Joan, daughter of 
late Allan Pinkerton; children: Joan, Thomas 
Stuart. After leaving school was apprenticed 
to the Eagle Works Manufacturing Co., of 
which his father was then gen. supt. ; in 1872, 
became associated with his father in the new 
firm of Fraser & Chalmers, which, beginning 
with 50 men, increased its working force to 
more than a thousand, becoming the largest 
manufacturers of mining machinery in the 
world, and with a trade wherever mines are 
opened; a branch was established at Erith, 
near London, Eng., in 1891. Business was in- 



corporated in 1889, when he became vice-pres. 
and treas., and in Jan., 1891, its pres. In 1900, 
united with the great Allis Engine Works at 
Milwaukee, and other plants, as the Allis- 
Chalmers Co., of which he is vice-pres. Re- 
publican. Has been mem. Board of Education, 
dir. World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago 
Athenaeum, 'Commercial National Bank. Clubs: 
Chicago, Union League, Chicago Athletic, Illi- 
nois (ex-pres.), Washington Park; also En- 
gineers' Club (New York). Office: First Na- 
tional Bank Bldg. Residence: 188 Lincoln Park 
Boul. 

CHAMBERLAIN, Charles Joseph, educator; 
b. Sullivan, O., Feb. 23, 1863; s. Edsell W. 
and Mary (Spencer) Chamberlain; grad. Ober- 
lin, 1888, A.M., 1894; Ph.D., Univ. of Chicago, 
1897; m. Oberlin, O., 1888, Mary E. Life. Teach- 
ing since 1888; now dept. botany, Univ. of 
Chicago. Mem. Bot. Soc. of America, Assn. 
Internationale des Botanistes, A. A. A. S. 
(For list of books and writings see Who's 
Who in America.) Residence: 6149 Greenwood 
Av. 

CHAMBERLIN, George M., physician; grad. 
Rush. Med. College, 1865. Mem. Am. Med. 
Assn., 111. State Med. Soc., Chicago Med. Soc. 
Clubs: Union League, Washington Park, Chi- 
cago Athletic. Address: 3031 Indiana Av. 

CHAMBERLIN, Henry Barrett, editor The 
Voter, a magazine of politics; sec. State Legis- 
lation Committee City Council of Chicago; writ- 
er of the Stories of the Streets and of the Town 
in Chicago Record -Herald; b. Washington, Mar. 
10, 1867; ed. common schools of Mansfield, O., 
and Chicago; studied at Union College of 
Law, Northwestern Univ.; was not grad.; m. 
Aug. 17, 1903, Irene Celene Byrne. Editor and 
publisher The Guardsman, military newspa- 
per, 1886-92; reportorial work on Herald, Tri- 
bune, Inter Ocean, Times, Record, all of Chi- 
cago; night mgr. City Press Assn., 1891; with 
Laffan Bureau and New York Sun, 1894; in 
charge various depts. Omaha World-Herald, 
1895-6. In charge dispatch-boat Hercules of 
the Chicago Record during Spanish-American 
War, 1898; was between the fire of the fleets 
off Santiago, July 3, 1898, only newspaper 
boat there during battle; cruised 35,000 miles, 
covering news and stories throughout Cuba, 
Puerto Rico and West Indies; city editor, 
Chicago Record, 1898-1901; asst. sec. Munici- 
pal Voters' League, 1901-4. Officer 1st Infan- 
try, I. N. G. ; resigned, 1904. Clubs: Press, 
Iroquois, City. Office: 315 Dearborn St. Resi- 
dence: 5227 Calumet Av. 

CHAMBERLIN, Joseph Henry, insurance; b. 
Schenectady, N. Y., Nov. 24, 1850; s. George 
Anson and Mary Caroline (Brown) Chamber- 
lin; ed. Lutheran College at Mendota, 1868; 
Union College, Chicago, 1878; Univ. of Mich- 
igan, 1881-2, LL.B., 1882; m. Round Grove, 
111., 1878, Kate Winnie Simonson; children: 
Mabel May, James Percy, Jessie Lavinia, 
Joseph Frederick. Removed with parents to 
Illinois in Apr., 1856, settling on a farm near 
Sterling, on which was reared; taught school 
before taking law course; entered real estate 
and insurance business at Sterling, 111., 1882; 
removed to Chicago, 1887, and since then en- 
gaged in insurance business here; now part- 
ner in firm of Letterman & Chamberlin. Re- 
publican. Methodist. Mem. A. F. & A. M., 
Royal Arcanum. Club: Ashland. Office: 159 
LaSalle St. Residence: 214 N. Central Av. 

CHAMBERLIN, Thomas Chrowder, geolo- 
gist; b. Mattoon, 111., Sept. 25, 1843; grad. 
Beloit College, 1866 (A.M., 1869); grad., 
science, Univ. of Michigan, 1868-9 (Ph.D., 
Univs. of Michigan and Wisconsin, 1882; LL.D., 
Univ. of Michigan, Beloit College and Colum- 
bian, 1887; Univ. of Wisconsin, 1904); m. 1867, 
Alma Isabel Wilson. Prof, natural science, 
State Normal School, Whitewater, Wis., 1869- 
1873; prof, geology, Beloit, 1873-82; pres. 
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dept. of geology and dir. Walker Mus., Univ. Real Estate Board. Clubs: University, Har- 

of Chicago. Asst. state geologist, Wis., 1873-6; vard. Office: 110 Dearborn St. Residence: 182 

chief geologist, Wis., 1876-82; studied glaciers Rush St. 

of Switzerland, 1878; U. S. geologist in charge CHANDLER, Charles T., fire insurance; b. 

of glacial div. since 1882; geologist Peary Galena, 111.; at age of 8 came to Chicago with 

Relief Expedition, 1894. Mem. National Acad. parents; ed. Chicago public schools; m Min- 

Sciences, 1902. Author: Geology of Wiscon- eral Point, Wis., 1893. Entered fire insurance 

sin. Editor of The Journal of Geology. Ad- business, 1877, and was for 4 years in Chicago 

dress: Univ. of Chicago, Chicago. office of North British and Mercantile Insur- 

CHAMBEBLIN, Walter Howard, lawyer; b. ance Co., and 2 years in general agency of 

Detroit, Feb. 9, 1866; s. Lewis H. and Char- Phenix of Brooklyn; 1 year with general 

lotte A. (LeSeur) Chamberlin; ed. Detroit; agency of Niagara Insurance Co.; then went 

learned mechanics practically in machine shop to Minneapolis as asst. of inspection and rat- 

of Detroit Stove Works, Detroit; m. Detroit, ings, 1884-5; inspector Chicago Fire Under- 

June 4, 1889, Ida May Church; children: Edith writers' Assn., 1885, and later supt. of the 

May, Lewis Church, Frederic Walter, Helen Cook Co. Compact; returned to agency field, 

Alice. Began study of law in offices of Wells 1889, as special agent for Cook Co. for Nat. 

W. Leggett; became his partner, 1889; ad- Fire Insurance Co. of Hartford; since then 

mitted to bar at Detroit, Jan., 1890; removed continuously in fire insurance agency busi- 

to Chicago, Jan., 1891; asst. Commissioner of ness, and since May 1, 1905, of firm of Waller, 

Patents of U. S., Mar. 22, 1900, to Mar. 31, Chandler & Grey. Clubs: Illinois, Ashland, 

1901; now a mem. law firm of Chamberlin & Riverside Golf. Office: 159 LaSalle St. Resi- 

Wilkinson; sec. B-O. K. Tire Co., Cadillac dence: 877 W. Adams St. 

Automobile Co. of Illinois. Republican. Mem. CHANDLEB, Prank Bandolph, retired; b 
Loyal Legion; K. T. Mem. Law and Chicago Putney, Windham Co., Vt., Oct 2, 1840- s' 
Bar Assn. Clubs: Cosmos (Washington), p ey ton Randolph and Levinah (Knight) Chan- 
Union League, Chicago Athletic, Chicago dler; ed Saxon's River Acad., Vt., 1853- 
Yacht, Edgewater, Chicago Automobile. Office: ward Seminary, Westminster, Vt., 1855; Ft 
Marquette Bldg. Residence: 1127 Sherwin Av. Edward (N. Y.) Institute, 1856; Claverack 
CHAMPION, Theron John, editor; b. Jack- Institute (N. Y.), 1857; Williston Seminary, 
son Co., Mich., June 30, 1866; s. Augustus C. East Hampton, Mass., 1858; m. Chicago, Feb. 
and Helen M. (Perine) Champion; ed. Mich- 4, 1868, Anna Sophia Buckingham; children: 
igan State Normal School; m. Chicago. Sept. Buckingham, Isabel Buckingham. Clerk in 
5, 1896, Pauline Bartlett (died June 6, 1901); Bank of Bellows Falls, Vt., 1858; clerk in in- 
children: Helen Lucile, Donald Bartlett. surance office of S. H. Price, Chicago, 1860; 
Taught school 5 years, beginning at age of clerk in J. Y. Scammon's Marine Banking Co., 
17; engaged in editorial work on Chicago Chicago, 1861; asst. mgr. E. I. Tinkham's 
Daily News, 1890-1902; since then editor on Clearing House for Illinois Bank Currency, 
Drovers' Journal. Democrat. Clubs: Chicago 1862; paying teller Solomon Sturges & Sons 
Press, Ridge Country (dir.). Office: The Bank, 1863; treas. Chicago Dock Co., 1865; 
Drovers' Journal. Residence: 10164 Longwood asst. cashier Third National Bank, 1866; agent 
Av. Red River Iron Manufacturing Co., 1867; mem. 
CHAMPLIN, Daniel H., type, printing, sup- firm of Chandler, Pomeroy & Noyes, grain 
plies; b. Westerly, R. I., Aug. 7, 1861; s. commission merchants, 1869, changing to 
Charles and Eliza A. (Cottreil) Champlin; Chandler, Pomeroy & Co., on retirement of E. 
ed public schools of Westerly and Hopkinton, H. Noyes, 1871; mem. firm of Chandler & Co. 
R 1., and at Alfred Univ., 1877-9; m. Wes- (with Peyton R. Chandler), first mortgages on 
terly, R. I., Aug. 25, 1886, Anna Lewis Stan- real estate and loan agents of Hetty H. R. 
ton; 1 daughter: Marjorie Stanton (now de- Green, 1873; pres. of Chandler Mortgage Co., 
ceased). Began business life in employ of C. 1897, until May 1, 1902, when sold out to 
B. Cottreil & Sons Co., printing press manu- Knott, Chandler & Co., and retired from active 
facturers, Westerly, R. I., as shipping clerk, business. Pres. Cottage Grove Manufacturing 
1880-1; time-keeper and asst. bookkeeper, Co. Mem., at various times, of Chicago Board 
1882-4; cashier, 1885-8; mgr. Western office, of Trade, Chicago Real Estate Board, Chicago 
with headquarters in Chicago, 1889-97; vice- stock Exchange. Mem. Chicago Historical Soc., 
pres. and mgr. D. H. Champlin & Co., manu- Chicago Art Institute, Field Columbian Mu- 
facturers and dealers in printing and book- seum, Citizens' Assn. Republican. Episcopa- 
binding machinery, 1898-9; mem. firm of lian. Clubs: Union, Union League. Residence: 
Champlin & Smith, in same business, since 182 Rush St. 

1900, firm being Western agents of the Key- CHANDLEB, Hannibal Harlow, publisher; 
stone Type Foundry, of Philadelphia; Gold- b. Freleighsburg, Que., Can., July 22, 1844; s. 
ing & Co., of Boston; Brown Folding Machine Harlow and Olive Porter (Hibbard) Chandler; 
Co , of Erie, Pa., also owners and manufac- e d. public schools of Quebec; m. Chicago, 
turers of McGreal Patent Combination Chase, July 1, 1869, Mary Jane Jenning Wilce; chil- 
and dealers in materials and supplies of all dren: Edwin Wilce, Mary Olive, Jessie Jane, 
kinds for printers. Republican. Was mem. of Hannibal Harlow, Jennie Hibbard (Mrs. John- 
Co E Westerly Rifles, of the Rhode Island son). Employed on Chicago Times under Wil- 
State Militia, 1880-9. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, bur F. Storey as bookkeeper, 1865, and later 
Exmoor. Office: 121 Plymouth Ct. Residence: as asst. mgr. until 1870, when established a 
Highland Park, 111. newspaper advertising agency under firm 
CHANDLEB, Bucking-ham, real estate; b. name of H. H. Chandler & Co. In 1878 estab- 
Florence, Italy, Feb. 22, 1878; s. Frank R. lished The Chicago Grocer, and in 1879 The 
and Anna Sophia (Buckingham) Chandler; ed. Western Druggist; also established the Chi- 
Ogden public school, Chicago, 1889-90; Univer- cago Medical Review; disposed of these pa- 
sity School, Chicago, 1890-6; Harvard Univ., pers in 1883, and bought The Farmers' Re- 
1896-99, completing 4-year course in 3 years view, of which has ever since been editor, 
and taking leave of absence for last year, pres. and treas. of H. H. Chandler & Co., its 
receiving A B degree with class of 1900. On publishers. Mem. Kenwood Evangelical 
leaving Harvard in 1899 became a clerk in the Church, Agricultural Press League. Clubs: 
real estate office of Chandler & Co.; became Kenwood, Exmoor. Office: 355 Dearborn St. 
mgr. of sales dept., Jan. 1, 1901, and bought Residence: 4415 Lake Ay. 

the business from Frank R. Chandler, Jan. 1, CHANDLEB, Homer Weed, lumber dealer; 

1902, conducting it as Chandler & Co., until b. Oshkosh, Wis., Jan. 1, 1865; s. Homer S. 

May 1, 1902, when combined with Henry A. and Caroline (Weed) Chandler; came to Chi- 

Knott & Co. in new firm of Knott, Chandler cago, 1872; ed. public schools; m. Chicago, Jan. 
& Co. Republican. Presbyterian. Mem. Chicago 5, 1893, Mary Stryker; 1 daughter: Gloria. 



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After leaving school began business career 
with the lumber firm of Waldo, Schillo & 
Chandler, and later became sec. and treas. 
of the Home Lumber Co.; since 1901 sec. and 
treas of the Chandler Lumber Co., which was 
originally the Central Lumber Co., organized 
in 1891, changing to its present name in 1902. 
Republican. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Glen 
View. Office: 100 Elston Av. Residence: 161 

CHANDLER^ Joseph Harvey, lawyer; b. 
Niles, Cayuga Co., N. Y., July 30 1842; a. 
Samuel and Eliza Chandler; ed. public schools, 
Moravia, N. Y.; removed to Ann Arbor, Mich., 
1857, and taught school until 1861; private 6th 
Michigan Cav., 1862-4; capt. 115th U. S. C. 
Troops Volunteer Infantry, 1864-6, serving 
through Civil War; studied in law dept., 
Univ. of Michigan, and in law office at Hough- 
ton, Mich.; m. Oct. 9, 1870, Edmonia M. Hol- 
land of Indianapolis; 2 daughters: Mary M. 
(married), Sarah F. Admitted to Michigan bar, 
1869; was atty. for some of the leading cop- 
per companies; for 4 years atty. for Houghton 
Co , Mich., and 1 term State Senator; removed 
to Chicago, 1887, as general solicitor for a 
mining and railroad syndicate which had pur- 
chased the Minnesota iron mines and the 
Duluth & Iron Range R. R.; from Dec. 1, 1901, 
to Jan. 1, 1904, special counsel for all cor- 
porations in Minnesota and Michigan in which 
the United States Steel Corporation is inter- 
ested. Mem. Loyal Legion, G. A. R. Club: Chi- 
cago. Office: Railway Exchange: Residence: 
666 LaSalle Av. 

CHANDLER, St. Lawrence, asst. mgr. U. S. 
Stove Co.; b. Bic, P. Q., Can., Oct. 24, 1871; 
s Libert Chandler (civil engineer, D. L. S.) 
and Marion (Holmes) Chandler; early educa- 
tion by private tutor, followed by academic 
course at Bishop's College School, Lennoxville, 
P Q , graduating with class of 1889. Began 
business career, 1889, with the Molson Bank 
of Montreal; later consecutively with Am. Ex- 
change National Bank, Chicago; America Na- 
tional Bank, Corn Exchange National Bank, 
and Hibernian Banking Assn. until Jan. 1, 
1901, when entered the stove business as asst. 
mgr. of the western branch of the Germer 
Stove Co. of Erie, Pa., and mgr. of the U. S. 
Stove Co.; also dir. Zinn Mining Co., of Baker 
City, Ore., and Chicago. Democrat. Episco- 
palian. Office: 235 Newberry Av. Residence: 
684 S. Sawyer Av. 

CHANDLER, "Walter Temple, wholesale 
grocer; b. Rockbridge Co., Va., Mar. 5, 1855; 
s. Norborne E. and Lucy (Grigsby) Chandler; 
ed. private schools of Rockbridge Co., Va., 
and Washington and Lee Univ., Lexington, Va. 
Came to Chicago, Mar., 1872; was first em- 
ployed as office boy with E. H. Noyes & Co., 
grain commission merchants; entered house 
of Franklin MacVeagh & Co., July, 1872, 
with which he has since been connected, first 
as office boy, then in receiving and shipping 
dept. as clerk, from that to salesman and 
dept. mgr., and, in 1882, was admitted to part- 
nership in the firm. Democrat. Club: Exmoor. 
Office: Wabash Av. and Lake St. Residence: 
Highland Park, 111. 

CHANNON, Henry, ship and railway sup- 
plies; b. Bridgewater, Eng., Feb. 24, 1834; s. 
Hnry and Elizabeth (Dyer) Channon; ed. 
schools in England; m. Chicago, Dec. 24, 1860, 
Elizabeth Smith; children: James H., Harry, 
Henry, Grace. After leaving school became a 
sailor and sailed all over the world; came to 
Chicago, 1858, and sailed the Great Lakes, in 
command of vessels, for 8 years; then came 
ashore and was engaged in business con- 
nected with lake-carrying traffic until 1876, 
when began to deal in ship and railroad sup- 
plies, and in 1881 incorporated H. Channon & 
Co., of which he is pres. ; also established re- 
lated mfg. industries, and is a dir., respective- 
ly, in the Jackson Shovel Co., the Union Eleva- 



tor and Machine Co., and the Modern Machin- 
ery Publishing Co. Republican. Mason. Club: 
Chicago Athletic. Office: Market and Randolph 
St. .Residence: 587 Dearborn Av. 

CHANNON, James Harrison; b. Chicago, 
July 24, 1866; s. Henry and Elizabeth (Smith) 
Channon; ed. Chicago public schools; m. Chi- 
cago, Oct. 7, 1891, Leigh Ashton Aery; chil- 
dren: Katharine, Elizabeth, Dorothy, Ruth. In 
1882 entered service of H. Channon Co. (of 
which his father is founder and head), tools 
and machinery; now vice-pres. of the com- 
pany. Also pres. Union Elevator & Machine 
Co., Jackson Shovel & Tool Co. and Modern 
Machinery Publication Co. Republican. Episco- 
palian. Mason. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Glen 
View, Washington Park, Chicago Yacht, Co- 
lumbia Yacht, Germania, Forty, Press, Union 
League. Office: Market and Randolph St. Resi- 
dence: 579 Dearborn Av. 

CHANUTE, Octave, consulting engineer; b. 
France, 1832; ed. common schools, New York. 
Engaged in construction of railroads, 1848-88; 
pres. Western Soc. of Engineers, 1901; ex- 
pres. Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers; hon. mem. 
Institution Civil Engineers, Great Britain; fel- 
low sections Mech. Science and Eng'ring, and 
Social Science, A. A. A. S. ; mem. Century 
Assn., New York. Pres. Chicago Tie Preserving 
Co. Author: Kansas City Bridges; Progress in 
Flying Machines, and numerous papers and 
articles of engineering subjects. Address: 413 
E. Huron St. 

CHAPIN, Edward Fisher, commission mer- 
chant; b. Brookline, Mass., June 21, 1846; s. 
Nathaniel G. and Harriet Louisa (Fisher) 
Chapin; ed. Brookline (Mass.) High School 
and Harvard College; m. Chicago, Sept. 25, 
1879, Mary C. Whitney; children: Louise, 
Elizabeth, Edward F., Jr., Mary W. In Boston 
was of firm of Fisher & Chapin; came to Chi- 
cago, 1876, and established the firm of Chapin 
& Edmonds, Board of Trade commission mer- 
chants, in which has ever since continued. 
Republican. Until recently was for 18 years 
mem. of Apollo Musical Club as pres. and in 
other offices. Office: 6 Sherman St. Residence: 
Lake Forest, 111. 

CHAPIN, Simeon Brooks, banker and brok* 
er; b. Milwaukee, Wis., May 31, 1865; s. 
Emory D. and Marietta (Armour) Chapin; ed. 
Eighteen St. public school, Milwaukee, and 
Harvard School, Chicago; m. Chicago, Oct. 5, 
1892, Elizabeth E. Mattocks; children: Mar- 
ietta L., Elizabeth M., Simeon Brooks, Jr. 
Started with Armour Bros. Banking Co., Kan- 
sas City, Mo., in 1881, as messenger; went 
with Armour & Co., Chicago, 1882, and re- 
mained with that firm in various depts. until 
1891; since 1892 in business as banker and 
broker in stocks, bonds and grain under style 
of S. B. Chapin & Co. Republican. Mem. Plym- 
outh Congregational Church. Clubs: Chicago, 
Union League, Calumet, Chicago Athletic; also 
of Metropolitan and Mid-Day Clubs of New 
York. Offices: The Rookery, Chicago, and 10 
Wall St., New York. 

CHAPMAN, Charles Augustus, vice-pres. of 
the Western Bank Note & Engraving Co.; b. 
Picton, Ont., Can., Nov. 4, 1838; s. R. J. and 
Phebe (Striker) Chapman; ed. Picton Grammar 
School; m. Chicago, Sept. 6, 1870, Sylvia 
Cheney; children: Clarence C., Walter A., 
Bertha S., Grace L. Entered service of Bank 
of Montreal at Picton, Sept. 1, 1856; resigned 
in Mar., 1866, and went into the drug busi- 
ness; sold out in 1873 and came to Chicago 
in October of that year; appointed treas. of 
the Western Bank Note & Engraving Co. in 
May, 1874, and vice-pres. in May, 1890; also 
a dir. of the company, which is largely en- 
gaged in steel plate engraving and printing 
and lithographic work. Republican. Episco- 
palian. Office: 84 Market St. Residence: 85 
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CHAPMAN, Chauncey Franklin, physician; 
b. LaFayette Co., Wis., July 7, 1862; s. Jere- 
miah and Elizabeth (Gribble) Chapman; ed. 
district school, high school, Univ. of Nebraska, 
Chicago College of Pharmacy, Ph.G., 1887; Col- 
lege of Physicians and Surgeons, Chicago, 
M.D., 1892; m. Chicago, 1890, Clotilde Benson 
(now deceased). Was engaged in drug business 
until began med. practice; since 1892, in gen- 
eral practice of medicine and surgery in Chi- 
cago. Was med. inspector of the Health Dept. 
of the City of Chicago, 1893-4; asst. supt. Dun- 
ning Insane Hosp., 1890. Mem. Illinois Med. 
Soc., Am. Med. Assn., Chicago Pathological 
Soc. Democrat. Episcopalian; mem. St. An- 
drew's Men's Club. Mason; K. T. (Columbia 
No. 63), and Shriner. Club: Ashland. Office: 
940 W. Madison St. Residence: 433 Warren 
Av. 

CHAPMAN, Clarence Cheney, stock broker; 
b. Picton, Ont., Can., July 5, 1871; s. Charles 
A. and Sylvia (Cheney) Chapman; ed. private 
schools; m. Bar Harbor, Me., Sept. 12, 1903, 
Evelyn Scott. Began business life as an office 
boy in the Chicago National Bank, in which 
advanced steadily through the various depts. 
and in 1895 became associated in the stock 
brokerage business with A. O. Slaughter & 
Co., continuing for 2 years, and later with 
Edward L. Brewster & Co. for 7 years, and 
in 1904 joined in establishing present flrm 
of Chapman, De Golyer & Co., brokers in 
stocks, bonds and investment securities, who 
are members of New York and Chicago Stock 
Exchanges and the Chicago Board of Trade. 
Clubs: Chicago, Saddle and Cycle, Onwentsia. 
Office: 186 LaSalle St. Residence: 289 Dear- 
born Av. 

CHAPMAN, James Rounseville, banker; b. 
Westfield, Mass., July 31, 1855; s. James L. 
and Louise J. Rounseville Chapman; ed. public 
schools of Hartford, Conn.; m. Chicago. 1885, 
Helen Farwell. Began business life, 1875, as 
messenger in National Exchange Bank, Hart- 
ford, Conn.; came to Chicago, 1882, asst. teller 
First National Bank, and was promoted, 1886, 
to note teller; became asst. cashier of the 
Am. Trust & Savings Bank, 1889; then newly 
organized; cashier, 1891-1902; since 1902 vice- 
pres. Republican. Congregationalist. Clubs: 

Union League, Midlothian. Bankers. Office: 171 
LaSalle St. Residence: 2705 Indiana Av. 
CHAPMAN, John Henry, manufacturer and 
merchant; b. Deptford, Eng., Jan. 11, 1853: s. 
John and Emma (Mills) Chapman; ed. public 
schools of Lake Zurich, Waukegan and Lee 
'Center, 111.; m. Chicago, Feb. 23, 1881, Nellie 
O'Connor; children: Harry Russell, George 
Mills, Paul Perren, Edith May. Spent early 
life on farm, then. was clerk in country gen- 
eral store; sold notions and tinware as a boy 
from peddler's wagons; was with Price Bak- 
ing Powder Co., 1871-8, as salesman; later 
traveling salesman with Royal Baking Pow- 
der Co. Established, 1878, flrm of Chapman & 
Smith upon small scale, incorporated, 1887, 
as Chapman & Smith Co., of which he is 
pres., dir. and gen. mgr. Company are whole- 
sale dealers in supplies for bakers, confec- 
tioners and ice cream makers, and of grocers' 
specialties, etc.; now occupying own large new 
building at Washington Boul. and Carpenter 
St., with $750,000 annual sales. Prohibition 
Republican. Baptist: for 13 years past and 
still pres. Baptist Young People's Union of 
America, and identified with several lines of 
service for the betterment of men. Office: 
Washington Boul. and Carpenter St. Residence: 
1475 W. Monroe St. 

CHAPMAN, Walter A., broker; b. Chicago, 
Dec. 14, 1873; s. Charles A. and Sylvia 
(Cheney) Chapman; ed. private schools and 
by private tutors. Began business life in the 
service of the Western Bank Note Co., and 
advanced through various grades until becom- 
ing treas. of the company, which resigned in 



1903, in order to engage as a broker in stocks, 
bonds and investment securities, and early in 

1904, organized and is now partner in the flrm 
of Chapman, De Golyer & Co., mem. of the 
New York Stock Exchange, the Chicago Stock 
Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade. 
Episcopalian. Clubs: Union, Saddle and Cycle, 
Onwentsia. Office: 186 LaSalle St. Residence: 
85 Rush St. 

CHARD, Thomas Septimus; b. Buffalo, N. 
Y., Aug. 15, 1844; s. William and Mary Chard; 
orphaned at 10. Engaged in commercial, 
banking and transportation employment at 
Buffalo, N. Y., until 1864; came to Chicago and 
entered insurance office of F. A. Howe, Jr., in 
which filled clerical positions until 1867, when 
entered office of Lumbermen's Insurance Co. 
until 1870, when became special agent for 
Western States of Firemen's Fund Insurance 
Co. and Union Insurance Co; in 1872 the Fire- 
men's Fund established an independent West- 
ern dept., of which was made mgr., and subse- 
quently was also mgr. for Union Insurance 
Co. Club: Union League. Residence: 534 N. 
State St. 

CHARLES, John Joseph, 3d vice-pres. Hib- 
bard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co.; b. Williams- 
port, Md., Feb. 5, 1856; s. John Joseph and 
Martha (Cowton) Charles; ed. Racine College, 
Racine, Wis.; m. Evanston, 111., Apr. 8, 1885, 
Ida E. Sherman; children: Sherman A., Martha, 
Frances, John Joseph, Jr. Began business 
career with J. V. Farwell's retail store, and 
in 1873, was employed for a time with Pull- 
man Palace Car Co., until July 15, 1873, when 
entered the service of Hibbard & Spencer, as 
a boy; later became buyer and salesman, and 
a dir. in the corporation of Hibbard, Spencer, 
Bartlett & Co.; on Jan. 1, 1904, was elected 3d 
vice-pres. of the company. Republican. Clubs: 
Chicago Athletic, Evanston, Evanston Golf. 
Office: State St. Bridge. Residence: 1310 Hin- 
man Av., Evanston, 111. 

CHARLTON, Francis M., lawyer and jus- 
tice of the peace; b. Switzerland Co., Ind., 
Nov. 25, 1852; s. Henry and Leah Charlton; 
reared on farm; ed. at Vevay (Ind.) High 
School, Moore's Hill College and Indiana State 
Univ.; m. Oct. 5, 1877, Josie Rushton; 1 son: 
Rush. Admitted to Indiana bar; was deputy 
prosecuting atty. under Hon. Charles L. 
Jewett. Madison, Ind., later elected prosecut- 
ing atty., 20th Judicial District of Indiana, 
1881-5; since 1885 engaged in practice in Chi- 
cago until appointed. 1903, justice of the 
peace in town of Hyde Park. Republican. 
Presbyterian. Office: 130 53d St. Residence: 
106 55th St. 

CHARLTON, George James, general passen- 
ger and ticket agent Chicago & Alton Ry.: 
b. Hamilton, Ont., Sept. 9, 1860; s. James and 
Mary Charlton; ed. public and private schools 
of Hamilton, Ont.; m. Oak Park, 111., 1883, 
Elizabeth Hilton; children: Katherine, Doro- 
thy, Elvira, James, Jr. Since 1875 continuous- 
ly in the service of the Chicago & Alton R. R. 
a'nd its successor, the Chicago & Alton Ry., 
beginning as messenger boy in the general 
passenger dept. and advanced successively 
until becoming asst. general passenger agent. 
Mar. 14, 1885, to Jan. 1, 1900, and since Jan. 1, 
1900, general passenger and ticket agent. 
Clubs: Chicago Athletic. Washington Park, 
Union League, Chicago Yacht, Colonial; also 
Kansas City of Kansas City, Missouri Athletic 
of St Louis. Office: Railway Exchange Bldg. 
Residence: 229 N. Scoville Av., Oak Park, 111. 

CHARLTON, James, chairman of the Trans- 
Continental Passenger Assn.; b. Botnal Co., 
Northumberland, Eng., May 15, 1832. Entered 
railway service in Apr., 1847, with the New- 
castle and Carlisle Ry., at Newcastle-on-Tyne; 
came to America, 1857. and was chief clerk 
and afterwards auditor and general agent of 
the Great Western Ry. of Canada, Apr. 9, 1857- 
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North Missouri R. R., Mar. 22, 1870, to July 
13, 1871; general passenger and ticket agent 
Chicago & Alton R. R., July 13, 1871, to Jan. 
1, 1900; chairman of the Trans-Continental 
Passenger Assn. at Denver, Colo., Oct., 1900, 
to Oct., 1901; since 1901 at Chicago. Office: 
Railway Exchange Bldg. Residence: 1705 Dem- 
iner PL 

CHARTER, James Adams, mechanical en- 
gineer of Fairbanks, Morse & Co.; b. Ster- 
ling. 111., July 24, 1865; s. John and Rachel 
(Adams) Charter; ed. public school and pri- 
vate tutor. Took up engineering with Sterling 
Gas Co., 1885; engaged with Charter Gas En- 
gine Co., 1887; became connected with H. W. 
Caldwell & Co., of Chicago, 1892-4; with Fair- 
banks, Morse & Co. since 1894, as mechanical 
engineer; has taken out many patents and is 
the designer and inventor of the "Fairbanks- 
Morse" gas and gasoline engines. Also con- 
sulting engineer. Mem. Am. Soc. of Mechanical 
Engineers. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Chicago 
Automobile. Office: 167 Franklin St. Residence: 
Chicago Beach Hotel. 

CHASE, Horace (3 air; b. Hopkinton, Merri- 
mack Co., N. H., July 9, 1827; s. Hon. Horace 
("judge of probate) and Betsy (Blanchard) 
Chase; ed. Hopkinton Acad. until 16 years old; 
m. Chicago, June 14, 1860, Ellen Marian Sher- 
win; children: Samuel M., Bessie L. B., Lucy 
B., Horace Stanley. At age of 16 became ap- 
prentice in the mathematical and nautical In- 
strument store of Samuel S. Th.axter & Son, 
Boston, remaining there until his health 
failed; returned home; came to Chicago, fol- 
lowing two brothers, in 1852. Entered office of 
James H. Rees, real estate dealer, who, with 
Edward Rucker. originated the present ab- 
stract system. His brother, Samuel B. Chase, 
had charge of the abstract dept. in Mr. Rees' 
office, and in 1855 Mr. Rees, with Messrs. S. B. 
and H. G. Chase, established firm of Rees, 
Chase & Co.; bought out Mr. Rees, and the 
firm became Chase Bros. & Co. After the flre 
it was found that this firm and the two other 
abstract firms (Shortall & Hoard and Jones & 
Sellers) had each lost part of their abstract 
indices, but that together they had a complete 
set, with some duplicates: while the county 
records were destroyed. The three firms there- 
fore consolidated and resumed the abstract 
business, which later was merered in the Chi- 
cago Title and Trust Co. Mr. Chase continued 
in the real estate business, but has now re- 
tired from active work. Republican. Reformed 
Episcopalian. Mason. Residence: Chicago; 
summer. Hopkinton, N. H. 

CHATPIEItD, Eli Serry, manufacturer: b. 
Prattsville, Greene Co., N. Y., Aug. 14, 1846; 
s. Ira D. and Eliza (Case) Chatfield; ed. dis- 
trict school and acad., Prattsville. N. Y. ; pub- 
lic schools at Boston. Mass., and Albany. N. 
Y.: m. Chicago, Feb. 13, 1873. Ida M. Parker; 
children: Anna "W., Max P. Came to Chicago, 
1868, and was first employed by Gurdon S. 
Hubbard as bookkeener. and later as supt. 
until the great fire of 1871; after fire business 
mgr. with C. & A. Price, building contractors, 
and later mgr. of branch house and western 
business for C. S. Maltbv, of Baltimore. Md.. 
until 1889; since then sec. of the J. E. Tilt 
Shoe Co., manufacturers of men's shoes by the 
Goodyear process. Renublican. Mem. Lake 
View Board of Education. 1878: trustee arid 
assessor Lake View. 1879-85. Presidential elec- 
tor, for Illinois, McKinlev and Roosevelt tick- 
et. 1900. Mason; Wrieht's Grove Lodge. Lin- 
coln Park Chapter. Clubs: Marcmette, Casino 
(Edgewater). Edgewater Golf. Office: 17 Hu- 
ron St. Residence: 2242 Kenmore Av. 

CHATFIEI.I>-TAYI,OR, Hobart Cliatfleld, 
author; b. Chicago, Mar. 24, 1865; s. Henry 
Hobart and Adelaide (Chatfleld) Taylor; early 
education at Trinity School, Tivoli, N Y , 
and in Europe; grad. Cornell Univ., 1886; m. 
June 19, 1890, Rose, daughter of ex-U. S. Sen- 



ator Charles B. Farwell. Established and con- 
ducted, 1888-90, America, a weekly political 
review; spent 2 years abroad and was special 
correspondent of the Chicago Daily News. Was 
Spanish consul in Chicago during the World's 
Fair period and a mem. of the Spanish Com- 
mission to the World's Columbian Exposition, 
and received decoration of Isabella the Catho- 
lic for services to Spain in connection with 
the Exposition. Mem. of the New Hampshire 
Soc. of the Cincinnati, Illinois Soc. of Colonial 
Wars. (Author: For list of books and writ- 
ings see Who's Who in America.) Clubs: Chi- 
cago, University, Union, Onwentsia (ex-pres.). 
Office: 100 Washingotn St. Residence: Lake 
Forest, 111. 

CHATTElili, Bertram Mathews, cashier of 
the Illinois Trust & Savings Bank; b. Treves, 
Prussia, Nov. 12, 1856; s. John and Margaret 
(Oik) Chattell; ed. public schools in Chicago, 
aided by private tuition from his father (who 
was a college prof.), and at the old Chicago 
Univ.; m. Chicago, 1884, Laura Condee; 1 son: 
Clarence. First business experience was with a 
stationery and book house; then was employed 
with Franklin P. Elliott & Co., paper manu- 
facturers, as credit man and bookkeeper until 
June 8, 1882, when entered the Illinois Trust 
& Savings Bank as a general utility man, and 
after a short service was made asst. cashier, 
so serving until Feb., 1902, when was elected 
to present position as cashier of the bank. 
Independent in politics. Episcopalian. Clubs: 
Union League, Washington Park, Chicago Ath- 
letic, Midlothian. Office: LaSalle St. and Jack- 
son Boul. Residence: 5127 Madison Av. 

CHEEVER, Dwip-ht Bissell, patent atty.; b. 
Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb, 23, 1868; s. Henry Syl- 
vester and Laura Edna (Bissell) Cheever; 
grad. Ann Arbor High School, 1887; grad. en- 
gineering dept., Univ. of Michigan, B.S. (M.E.), 
1891, from School of Law, same, LL.B., 1896; 
m. Pasadena, Calif., Sept. 1, 1904, Arline H. 
Vallette. Practiced engineering work, exclu- 
sively, for 3 years, then in general practice of 
law, 1896-7; Jan. 1, 1897, became chief clerk 
in patent law office of Robert H. Parkinson, 
Chicago; continued as his first asst. until May 
1, 1901 ; then engaged in patent law practice 
alone until Nov. 15, 1904, when was joined by 
Howard M. Cox, forming present firm Cheever 
& Cox, with practice in patent law, trade 
marks and copyright exclusively. Lecturer on 
patent law at Chicago Law School. Mem. Chi- 
cago Bar Assn., Chicago Patent Law Assn. 
Congregationalist. Republican. Clubs: Hamil- 
ton, Kenwood, Calumet Country, Homewood 
Country. Office: Monadnock Blk. Residence: 
Homewood Country Club, Flossmoor, 111. 

CHENEY, Charles Edward, R. E. bishop; b. 
Canandaigua, N. Y., Feb. 12, 1836; s. Dr. E. 
Warren and Altie W. Cheney; grad. Hobart, 
1857; studied theology; ordained P. E. min- 
ister; D.D., Grinnell College, la., 1871; m. Chi- 
cago, Apr. 25, 1860, Clara Emma Griswold. 
Was P. E. rector Christ Church, Chicago; 
leader in organizing R. E. Church; consecrated 
missionary bishop of the Northwest, Dec. 14, 
1873, still being rector of Christ Church; in 
1878 was made bishop of Synod of Chicago, 
Bishop Fallows becoming missionary bishop 
of the Northwest in his place. Mem. S. A. R., 
Soc. Mayflower Descendants, Art Institute, 
Chicago, Citizens' League. Chicago Historical 
Society. Am. Historical Assn. Clubs: Univer- 
sity, Chicago Literary. Author: Twenty-Eight 
Sermons. 1880; What Do Reformed Episco- 
palians Believe?, 1888; The Enlistment of the 
Christian Soldier, 1893; A King of France Un- 
named in History, 1902. Address: 2409 Michi- 
gan Av., Chicago. 

CHENEY. Edwin Henry, vice-pres. and mgr. 
Illinois Maintenance Co.; b. Shelbyville, 111., 
June 13, 1869; s. James Wilson and Armilla 
(Perkins) Cheney: ed. Detroit grammar and 
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uating B.S. and E.E., 1892; m. June 15, 1899, 
Mamah Bouton Borthwick; 1 son: Edwin 
Borthwick. With Chicago EMison Co. as elec- 
trical engineer, 1892-7; mgr. Mutual Electric 
Co., electrical construction, 1897-1900; since 
then with Illinois Maintenance Co. as vice- 
pres. and mgr. Also, since 1900, pres. of Sta- 
tion Equipment Co., boilers, engines and 
dynamos, and partner in firm of Holt, Mac- 
Chesney & Cheney, real estate and manage- 
ment of properties. Republican. Congregation- 
alist. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Chicago Yacht, 
Westward Ho Golf. Office: 204 Dearborn St. 
Residence: 624 N. East Av., Oak Park, 111. 

CHENEY, Henry William, physician; b 
Fond du Lac, Wis., Sept. 17, 1869; s. Seymour 
H. and Adelaide Grenell Cheney; grad. Fond 
du Lac High School, 1887; Northwestern 
Univ. Med. School, 1892; post-graduate work 
at Chicago Univ., 1903; m. Fond du Lac, Wis., 
1896, Flora Sylvester; children: Kathryn 
Winifred, Harold Sylvester. Engaged in gen- 
eral practice of medicine at Chicago since 
1892; surgeon to St. Luke's Hosp. Dispensary; 
local surgeon, Illinois Central R. R. Co. Mem. 
Chicago Med. Soc., Illinois State Med. Soc., 
Am. Med. Assn., Physicians' Club, Nu Sigma 
Nu fraternity. Republican. Baptist. Mason. 
Office: 369 E. 63d St. Residence: 6041 Monroe 
Av. 

CHENEY, John Vance, librarian Newberry 
Library since 1894; b. Groveland, N. Y., Dec. 
29, 1848; grad. Temple Hill Acad., Geneseo, 
N. Y., at 17; asst. principal there 2 years 
later; m. 1st, 1876, Abbey Perkins; 2d, Mani- 
tou, Colo., July 11, 1903, Mrs. Sara Barker 
Chamberlin, of Chicago. Studied law, 1871-4, 
at Woodstock, Vt, and 1874-5, at Haverhill, 
Mass.; admitted to bar in Massachusetts; 
practiced law a year in New York; went to 
California, 1876; librarian Free Public Li- 
brary, San Francisco, 1887-94. Author: The 
Old Doctor, 1881; Thistle-Drift, poems, 1887; 
Wood Blooms, poems, 1888; The Golden Guess, 
essays, 1892; That Dome in Air, essays, 1895; 
Queen Helen, poem, 1895; Out of the Silence, 
poems, 1897; Lyrics, 1901. Editor: Wood Notes 
Wild, by Simon Pease Cheney, 1892; Caxton 
Club's edition of Derby's Phoenixiana, 1897. 
Address: Newberry Library. Residence: 425 
LaSalle Av. 

CHENEY, Maynard Asa, merchant; b. 
Franklin Co., Mass., Jan. 8, 1854; s. Damon E. 
and Elizabeth (Maynard) Cheney; ed. public 
schools in Massachusetts; m. Chicago, Jan. 8, 
1878, Helen Tyrrell; children: Clara Maynard, 
John Tyrrell, Maynard Asa, Jr., James Bur- 
leigh, Zylpha Maynard. Began business life as 
a bookkeeper in a bank, 1872-7; then in lumber 
business with his father until 1880', when he 
engaged in lumber business on his own ac- 
count in West Virginia, which he continued 
till 1892; in 1893 joined the leading and 
pioneer importing and jobbing crockery and 
glassware house of Burley & Tyrrell, of which 
he is now pres. Republican. Clubs: Hamilton, 
Union League. Office: 238-40 Adams St. Resi- 
dence: Union League Club. 

CHESBROUOtH, Samuel Kennedy Jennings, 
publishing agent: b. Baltimore, Md., Mar. 9, 
1826; s. Isaac Marks and Phrania (Jones) 
Chesbrough; ed. common and private schools. 
Providence, R. I.; m. Forestville, N. Y., Feb. 
6, 1848, Ann Eliza Morrison; children: John 
Morrison, Isaac Marks, Mary. Emma, George 
Roberts, Lewis (deceased). Since Mar., 1888, 
publishing agent and treas. Free Methodist 
Publishing House, publishers of religious 
books and papers for the Free Methodist de- 
nomination. Is also pres. Chicago Industrial 
Home for Children; dir. Old People's Rest 
Home; treas. General Missionary Board of the 
Free Methodist Church. Prohibitionist. Office: 
14 N. May St. Residence: 111 Flournoy St. 

CHE SHOWN, Mervin Milton, real estate; 
b. Ashland Co., O., 1866; s. Wesley and Lu- 



cetta (Finlay) Chesrown; brought up on farm 
in Ashland Co., Ohio, and attended country 
school there; later attended school at Olney, 
111.; m. Chicago, Nov. 23, 1892, Maude Powers 
Babbitt. Came to Chicago in 1889 from Olney, 
111.; in 1890-4 was private sec. to Ernest R. 
Graham, gen. mgr. of the World's Colum- 
bian Exposition Co.; later in partnership with 
Thomas Kelly, as Thomas Kelly & Co., en- 
gaged in the sale of iron pipe, valves, fittings, 
etc., and in the building of water-works. Was 
also in the electrical manufacturing business. 
Since 1898 chiefly devoted to real estate opera- 
tions. Is interested in California and Cuba, 
and has, in latter country, 5,000 acres in 
Northeast Santa Clara, near Cardenas; vice- 
pres. Kenwood Heights Co.. San Bernardino, 
Calif; pres. Chesrown-Faifer Co., Chicago, 
manufacturers loose leaf devices, flies and 
blank books. Office: Great Northern Bldg. 
Residence: 5802 S. Park Av. 

CHETLAIN, Arthur Henry, jurist; b. 
Galena, 111., Apr. 12, 1849; s. Gen. Augustus 
L. and Emily (Tenney) Chetlain; early edu- 
cation in public schools near Galena; grad. 
A.B., Univ. of Wisconsin, 1870; took course 
in natural sciences at Universite Libre, Brus- 
sels, Belgium, and grad. B.S., 1871; studied 
law under William Lathrop, Rockford, 111.; m. 
1892, Lottie Lillieberg, of Chicago, 111. 
(formerly Stockholm, Sweden); children: 
Edith M., Arthur L., Frederick H., John 
Francis, Kent G. Admitted to bar at Rock- 
ford, 111., 1873, but continued studies in Chi- 
cago in law office of Edward A. Small, 1873-4; 
partner in practice with Stephen S. Gregory. 
1874-9; firm was consolidated with Tenney 
Flower, 1879; withdrew on account of ill- 
health, 1881, and traveled a year and a half; 
resumed practice, 1883-91; first asst. corpora- 
tion counsel. City of Chicago, 1891-3: defeated 
for judge Superior Court of Cook Co., 1893: 
elected, 1894, and still serving. Republican. 
Clubs: Marquette (ex-pres.), Hamilton, Birc'^- 
wood Country, Illinois Athletic. Office: County 
Bldg. Residence: 1137 Birchwood Av. 

CHETLAIN, Augustus Louis, soldier, bank- 
er, author; b. St. Louis, Dec. 26, 1824; ed. com- 
mon schools. Became merchant at Galena, 111.; 
entered war, 1861, as capt. ; served with dis- 
tinction in Army of Tennessee, becoming brig.- 
gen. and brevet maj.-gen. ; mustered out Feb. 

5, 1866; assessor internal revenue, Utah, 1867- 
1869; U. S. consul-general, Brussels. 1869-72: 
mem. Board of Education, Chicago, 1876-7: or- 
ganized Home National Bank, Chicago. 1872. 
and was its pres.; organized Industrial Bank 
of Chicago, 1891. and elected its pres. Now 
retired. Author: The Red River (Selkirk) Col- 
ony in 1821 (pamphlet); Recollections of 70 
Years, 1898. Address: 1137 Birchwood Av., 
Chicago. 

CHILD, Samuel Fenny, mgr. The Spool Cot- 
ton Co.; b. Springfield, Mass., Dec. 7, 1854; s. 
Rev. William S. and Georgiana C. (Jones) 
Child; ed. St. Paul School, Concord. N. H. ; m. 
Raleigh, N. C. t June 29, 1887, Lena Stith. From 
1876 to 1884 was civil engineer on the Morris 
& Essex R. R. ; government engineer on river 
and harbor survey, port of New York, 1884-9: 
1889-95, traveling representative for the Coats 
Thread Co.; since 1895 mgr. Chicago depot of 
The Spool Cotton Co., successors of the Coats 
Thread Co., having thread factories at Paw- 
tucket, R. I.; Newark, N. J., and Paisley, Soot- 
land. Republican. Club: Union. Office: 186 Mar- 
ket St. Residence: 10 Astor St. 

CHILDS, Albert Henry, vice-pres. S. D. 
Childs & Co., stationers, engravers, etc.; b. 
Chicago, Dec. 19, 1862; s. S. D. Childs, Jr., and 
Mary A. (Wright) Childs; ed. public schools 
of Evanston; m. Philadelphia, Pa., May 29, 
1884, Florence H. Johnson; 1 daughter: Helen. 
Began business life in 1878 with S. D. Childs 

6. Co., as errand boy. In 1880 represented the 
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was house salesman. From the death of his Hosp., 1893-1900; to Hahnemann Hosp., from 
father in 1886, represented the interests of 1893; to Chicago Baptist Hosp., 1897-98; to 
latter in the business until 1902, when the Streeter's Hosp. from 1900. Mem. Am. Insti- 
business was incorporated as S. D. Childs & tute of Homoeopathy, Illinois Homoeopathic 
Co of which he has since been vice-pres. Soc., Wisconsin Homoeopathic Soc. (honorary), 
Business was established by his grandfather Central Illinois Homoeopathic Soc. (honorary), 
in 1837, and the present company does a sta- Chicago Homoeopathic Med. Soc. (pres., 1901), 
tionery, engraving and printing business, the Clinical Soc. of Hahnemann Hosp. Republican, 
factory employing 250 hands. Republican. Office and residence: 3130 Prairie Av. 
Mem. National Union. Office: 200 Clark St. CHRISTENSON, August Neilt, wholesale 
Residence: 1563 Oak Av., Evanston, 111. clothing; b. Sweden, Apr. 5, 1864; s. W. and 

CHILDS, Bobert A., lawyer; b. Malone, Elsa (Anderson) Christenson; received pre- 
Franklin Co., N. Y., Mar. 22, 1845; s. Rev. paratory college education in Sweden; m. Chi- 
George and Calista (Cochran) Childs; parents cago, Feb. 22, 1893, Sara M. Olson; 1 son: 
removed to Boone Co., 111., in 1852; mother Klmer. Was a book agent, 1882-5; in subscrip- 
died in 1854 and father in 1870; enlisted in tion book business in Denver, Colo., firm of 
Co B, 15th Illinois Infantry, serving in Fre- Winans & Christenson, 1885-7; merchant tailor 
mont's Missouri campaign, at Ft. Henry, Ft. in Chicago, 1887-9; on Nov. 1, 1889, started in 
Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, under Grant in wholesale business with J. B. Whitney and 
siege of Vicksburg, in Meridian raid and the Charles Brook Jones under firm name of Whit- 
march to the sea under Sherman and at grand ney, Christenson & Co.; Mr. Jones withdrew, 
review at Washington; mustered out at Ft. 1892, and M. S. Bullock joining firm in 1895, 
Leavenworth, Kan., Sept., 1865; after war stu- style changing to Whitney, Christenson & 
dent at Belvidere, 111., High School and 1111- Bullock. Also partner In firm of N. J. Olsen & 
nols State Normal School, graduating 1870; Co. in mail order clothing business. Office: 
m Chicago, 1873, Mary E. Coffeen; 6 sons: 196-200 Market St. Residence: 5931 Ontario St. 
Lester C., Robert W., George W., John S., CHRISTOFH, Eugene Otto, physician; b. 
Kent. Was principal of schools at Amboy, Lee Worms-on-Rhine, Germany, Oct. 12, 1861; s. 
Co., 1870-3, studying law while in that posi- Henry and Christine (Kaege) Christoph; at- 
tlon. Admitted to bar, 1873; law partner with tended public school, Wiesbaden, Germany, 
Gen. George W. Smith, 1873-84; after that 1867-73; college of Wiesbaden, 1873-6; high 
practiced alone until 1893; now in firm of school, Berne, Switzerland, 1876-9; Univ. of 
Childs & Hudson. Republican; presidential Geneva, Switzerland, 1879-84; med. school of 
elector, 1884; mem. of Congress from 8th Con- Munich, Germany, 1884-6; Univ. of Freiburg, 
pressional District, 1893-5. Club: Hlnsdale. Germany, 1886-7, graduating M.D., 1887; m. 
Office: 99 Randolph St. Residence: Hinsdale, Wiesbaden, Germany, Oct. 12, 1887, Lilly 
DuPage Co., 111. Schram; children: Carl H., Lilly C. Came to 

CHILDS, Robert William, asst. U. S. atty. Chicago, 1887, and since then engaged in gen- 
for Northern District of Illinois; b. Hinsdale, eral practice of medicine here. Gynecologist to 
DuPaee Co., 111., Sent. 27, 1876; s. Robert A. Provident Hospital and Continental Hospital, 
and Mary E. (Coffeen) Childs; early education Member Chicago Medical Society, German 
in public schools of Hinsdale, 111.; grad. Be- Med. Soc. Democrat. R. C. Mem. Germania 
loit College, A.B.. 1899, and from Harvard Miinnerchor, German Colonial Soc. Office: 5100 
Law School, LL.B., 1902. Was appointed asst. Ashland Ay. Residence: 3662 Michigan Av. 
IT. S. atty. for Northern District of Illinois CHRISTY, Robert Curtis, hats and furs; b. 
immediately after graduation from Harvard Brownsville, Pa., Feb. 22, 1848; s. Robert and 
Law School, and continues to hold position. Hannah (Buckions) Christy; removed to Des 
Republican. Clubs: Hamilton, Illinois Athletic. Moines, la., 1857; ed. public schools of Des 
Office: Feredal Bldg. Residence: Hinsdale, 111. Moines, la.; m., Milwaukee, Wis., 1878, Mar- 
CHIPMAN, George Ernest, lawyer; b. Tup- garet Deming; 1 daughter: Lillian. Came to 
perville, N. S., July 14, 1868; s. David Scott Chicago from Des Moines, la., in 1871; in 1878" 
and Helen (Brooks) Chipman; ed. public became an employe of A. Bishop & Co., fur- 
schools of Nova Scotia and Acadia College, riers and hatters, of Boston and Chicago; 
graduating, A.B.. in class of 1892; Harvard vice-pres. and gen. mgr. Chicago branch since 
Univ., A.M., 1895; law dept. Washington 1889. Office: 156 State St. Residence: 1393 
Univ., St. Louis, Mo., 1898, and prof, of Sheridan Rd. 

political science in Shurtleff College, 1895-9. CHURCH, Archibald, M. D.; b. Fond du Lac, 
Began practice of law at Joplin, Mo., 1899- Wis., 1861; s. George W. and Susan (Pearse) 
1900; came to Chicago in 1900 and began prac- Church; m. Mar. 28, 1904, Margaret Finch, 
tice here in the offices of Holt, Wheeler & Maysville, Ky. ; grad. College of Physicians 
Sidley. Sec. and treas. of the Manufacturers and Surgeons, Chicago, 1884; prof, nervous 
Junction Ry. Co. Republican. Baptist. Office: and mental diseases and med. jurisprudence, 
Tacoma Bide:. Residence: 6026 Monroe Av. Northwestern Univ. Med. School; neurologist 

CHISLETT. Howard Roy, surgeon; b. Salt to St. Luke's, Wesley, Mercy and Chicago 
Lake City, T T taV>, Apr. 6, 1862; s. John and hosps. Editor Chicago Med. Recorder. Club: 
Mary Ann (Stockdale) Chislett; entered com- Homewood Country. Author: Text-Book on 
mon schools of Salt Lake City, 1869; com- Nervous and Mental Diseases; also numerous 
pleted 4 years' course in St. Mark's Acad., contributions to med. literature. Office: Pull- 
1878; entered Hahnemann Med. College and man Bldg. Residence: 4858 Madison Av. 
Hosp., of Chicago, 1886. graduating 1888; post- CHURCH, Jared Charles, live stock: b. Bar- 
graduate work in London. Berlin and Vienna, rington, 111., Feb. 17, 1857; s. Samuel B. and 
1892. 1895, and at Johns Hopkins Hosp., 1895, Caroline J. (Comstock) Church; ed. district 
1902, 1904; m. Chicago, 1896, Maude A. Cod- schools of Cook Co. and at Cook Co. Normal 
ington. Employed ns clerk by Chislett Bros., School; m. Clinton, Wis., Oct. 20, 1880. Lida 
Salt Lake City, 1878-9; by Godbe, Pitts & Co., A. Voorhees; children: E. Verne, Velma A. 
in drug store, 1879-80; moved to Minnesota Located in Clinton, Wis., 1876, and engaged 
and entered firm of Chislett & Sons. St. Paul, in live stock, grain, lumber, coal, etc., there 
1880-6; began study of medicine. 1884, with until 1890, when moved to Chicago and en- 
Dr. C. G. Highee, of St. Paul, Minn.; after gaged in live stock commission business; or- 
praduation, was interne in Hahnemann Hosp., ganized the Drovers' Commission Co., 1895, 
1888-9: lecturer on minor surgery, Hahnemann and has been pres. and gen. mgr. since organi- 
Med. College, 1889-91; adjunct prof, of sur- zation; owns dairy farm of 470 acres in Kane 
gery, 1892; associate prof, of surgery, 1895; Co., 111.; also handles real estate in Chicago, 
prof, of surgery and clinical surgery since Dir. Chicago Live Stock Exchange and pres. 
17 and since 1903 also dean of Hahnemann of National Live Stock Exchange. Republican. 
Med. College. Attending surgeon to Cook Co. Mem. Royal League. Club: Englewood Men's. 



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Office: Exchange Bldg., Union Stock Yards. 
Residence: 6636 Harvard Av. 

CHURCH, Myron Henry, architect; b. De- 
troit, Mich., Oct. 18, 1852; s. B. M. and Mary 
A. (Wilson) Church; ed. public schools of 
Detroit, Mich.; m. Detroit, Mich., Jan., 1873, 
Julia A. Robinson; children: Frank Wilson, 
Walter S. Began business life in the ship- 
yards of the Wyandotte Iron & Ship Building 
Works; from there went into the offices of 
architects in Detroit and Chicago, coming to 
this city in 1876, and establishing in practice 
as architect, 1889. Mem. Chicago Architec- 
tural Club and of the Chicago Architects' 
Business Association. Republican. Office: Mar- 
quette Bldg. Residence: 2679 Kenmore Av. 

CHURCH, Robert Freeman, steamboat com- 
pany official; b. Elk Rapids, Mich., Dec. 27, 
1870; s. J. P. Curran and Laura Barker 
Church; ed. public schools; m. Chicago, Apr. 
26, 1900, Anna L. Ludwig. Was engaged in 
various occupations until 1893, when engaged 
In clothing business for himself; sold out 
within a year and accepted position of purser 
with Northern Michigan Transportation Co.; 
in spring of 1898 was appointed to his pres- 
ent position of general freight and passenger 
agent of same, owning 3 large steamers, with 
daily sailings June to September, and 4 sail- 
ings weekly during remaining months of navi- 
gation season, and carrying passengers and 
freight between Chicago and Lower Peninsula 
points in Northern Michigan. Mason. Clubs: 
Illinois Athletic, Casino (Eclgewater). Office: 
East end of Michigan St. Residence: 2391 
Lakewood Av. 

CHURCH, Townsend Vail, civil and mining 
engineer; b. Troy, N. Y., Sept. 11, 1858; s. 
Charles R. and Mary E. (Vail) Church; early 
education in private schools; grad. Renssalaer 
Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y., as C.E., 
1881. Began practice of profession as engineer, 
1881, with North Chicago Rolling Mill Co. for 
3 years, then with R. D. Wood & Co., Phila- 
delphia, 5 years; sec. and treas., Troy (N. Y.) 
Gas Co., until 1890; then returned to Chicago 
and was with the Illinois Steel Co. until 1897; 
became partner in firm of Julian L. Yale & 
Co. until Its dissolution in 1901; since then 
has practiced alone as engineering expert. Re- 
publican. Was mem. of the National Guard of 
New York. Clubs: Chicago, Chicago Golf, Sad- 
dle and Cycle; also Engineers' of New York. 
Address: Chicago Club. 

CHURCH, William E., lawyer; b. Brooklyn, 
N. Y., Dec. 7, 1841; s. John R. and Anstiss 
(Howard) Church; ed. New Jersey schools 
and Williams College, graduating, A.B., 1861; 
studied law at Morristown, N. J., 1861-2. and 
New York City, 1865-6; enlisted in llth N. 
Y. Cav., Aug., 1862; served in Maryland, Vir- 
ginia and Louisiana; appointed asst. adjutant 
general of volunteers, with rank of capt.. 
Mar. 29, 1865, and assigned to 1st brigade, 1st 
division, 13th Army Corps; went with his com- 
mand, in May, 1865, to occupy Shreveport, La., 
and to receive the surrender of Kirby Smith's 
army; was post adjutant of Shreveport until 
August and afterward on staff of Gen. Sheri- 
dan until mustered out Oct. 23, 1865; m. Long 
Island, Nov. 2, 1870, Mary Jones; children: 
Helen, Anstiss, Rollin, Lloyd, Edward. After 
war resumed law study; admitted to New 
York bar, Dec. 7, 1866; practiced there until 
1872; at Morristown, N. J., 1872-83; associate 
justice Supreme Court of Dakota Territory, 
1883-7; came to Chicago, June, 1890, and has 
since been in practice here; now of Church, 
McMurdy & Sherman. Republican. Office: 100 
Washington St. Residence: 1040 Judson Av., 
Evanston. 

CHURCH, William T., lawyer; b. Wabash, 
Ind., Oct. 4, 1866; s. Freeman S. and Adrienna 
(Thome) Church; early education in public 
schools; grad. Grand Prairie Seminary, Onarga, 



111., B.S., 1888; Chicago College of Law, B.L.. 
1890; m. Masillon, O., Dec. 4, 1903, Helen O. 
Shoemaker. Admitted to bar, 1890, and since 
1892 has been a mem. of the law firm of 
Barker, Church & Shepard, which firm name 
is retained, although Joseph N. Barker, the 
senior mem., died May 13, 1902. Makes spe- 
cialty of real estate law, and partner, Frank 
L. Shepard, who Is atty. for the pres. of the 
County Board, Board of Assessors and Board 
of Review, makes a specialty of revenue law. 
Republican. Mem. Camp 100, Sons of Vet- 
erans; was commander of Illinois division, 
Sons of Veterans, 1898-9, during which term 
two regiments, fully oganized and equipped, 
were tendered by this division to the govern- 
ment, one of which was mustered into state 
service; vice-chairman of Board of Regents 
Memorial Univ. of Mason City, la. Mason. 
Clubs: Marquette, Hamilton. Office: 79 Dear- 
born St. Residence: 7138 Harvard Av. 

CHURCHILL, Frank Spooner, physician; b. 
Milton, Mass., Aug. 28, 1864; s. Charles Mar- 
shall Spring and Susan Elizabeth (Spooner) 
Churchill; early education in public school, 
Milton, Mass.; grad. Harvard College, A.B., 
1886; Harvard Med. School, M.D., 1890; grad- 
uate Massachusetts Gen. Hosp., Boston, 1891; 
m. West Bedford, Mass., Dec. 31, 1894, Lu- 
cretia Mott Hallowell; children: Lucretia 
Mott, Winthrop. Was surgeon of the Calumet 
& Hecla Co., 1891-2; came to Chicago, 1892, 
and since engaged in practice of medicine 
here; specialist in diseases of children. Med. 
Inspector Board of Health, Chicago; instruct- 
or in pediatrics Rush Med. College; visiting 
physician (pediatrics), Cook Co. Hosp.; asst. 
physician (pediatrics), Presbyterian Hosp. 
Mem. Chicago Med. Soc., Chicago Pediatric 
Soc., Am. Pediatric Soc. Independent in poli- 
tics. Unitarian. Clubs: University, Skokie Golf, 
Harvard. Office: 394 E. Chicago Av. Residence: 
460 Dearborn Av. 

CHVATAI., James Ferdinand, physician; b. 
Voderad, Co. of Tabor, Bohemia, Sept. 23, 
1865; s. John and Marie (Krames) Chvatal; 
ed. parochial schools and public schools, fol- 
lowed by special course in St. Prokopius 
Benedictine College; grad. Rush Med. College, 
M.D., Mar. 28, 1893; m. Chicago, Oct. 25, 
1893, Mary Silhanek; children: Raymond W., 
Elleonore M. Mem. Am. Med. Assn., Illi- 
nois State Med. Soc., Cook Co. Med. Soc., 
Bohemian Med. Socs. Has been physician-in- 
chief St. Agnes Hosp.; is med. examiner for 
Bohemian district Catholic Order of Foresters, 
Bohemian Central Catholic Union, Order of 
Mutual Protection, Slavonic Catholic Union, 
and is a mem. of those orders. Was nres. of 
the Bohemian Med. Soc.; now vice-pres. Lawn- 
dale branch of Cook Co. Med. Soc. Democrat. 
Mem. of the Board of Education for term end- 
ing 1907; mem. Special Park Commission. R. 
C. Is vice-pres. of the Star and Crescent 
Lumber Co.: dir. Los Cochas Mining Co. Club: 
Troquois. Office and residence: 903 S. Millard 
St. 

CHYTHAUS, Axel, jurist; b. Province of 
Wermland, Sweden, Sept. 15, 1859; s. Gustaf 
E. and Maria (Johnson) Chytraus; came to 
Chicago, 1869; ed. schools in Sweden and in 
Chicago public schools; m. June 22, 1892, 
Laura, daughter of H. A. Haugan, pres. of the 
State Bank of Chicago. Entered law office of 
Howe & Russell at 13 as office boy; studied 
law and was admitted to bar Nov. 7, 1881; 
was for 2 years in office of Francis Lackner; 
pnrtner, 1885, with George F. Blanke, as 
Blanke & Chytraus; Charles S. Deneen, for- 
merly state's atty., now gov. of the state, 
later became a partner, firm name being 
Blanke, Chytraus & Deneen, and on election 
of Mr. Blanke as judge of the Superior Court, 
1893, firm became Chytraus & Deneen; since 
Dec., 1898, judge Superior Court of Cook Co. 
Republican. Mason. Odd Fellow. Clubs: Union 



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League, Marquette. Office: Court House. Resi- 
dence: 1932 Arlington PI. 

CIGRAND, Bernard John, dentist; b. Fre- 
donia, Wis., Oct. 1, 1866; s. Nicholas and Su- 
san Cigrand; grad. Fredonia High School, and 
Normal and Science courses in Northern Indi- 
ana Normal School, Valparaiso, Ind., with de- 
gree B.S., 1886 (M.S., 1898); grad. dental dept. 
Lake Forest Univ., D.D.S., 1888, being valedic- 
torian of his class; grad. Chicago School of 
Sciences, 1891; Haskell School of Prosthetics, 
1892; took non-resident course in industrial, 
educational and political economy, Univ. of 
Chicago, 1892-3; m. Chicago, 1889, Allie Need- 
ham Crispe; children: Bernie, Joice, Elroy, 
Elaine, Virginia, Clyde. Engaged in practice 
of dentistry in Chicago from 1888. Prof, pros- 
thetic dentistry, 1892-6, and several years pres. 
Am. College of Dental Surgery; prof, dental 
prosthesis, Northwestern Univ. Dental School, 
1896-9; then prof, of dental prosthesis and 
history, Illinois School of Dentistry; since 
1901, prof, of dental prosthesis, technics and 
history, and since 1902 dean dental dept., 
Univ. of Illinois. Mem. Illinois State Dental 
Soc., Chicago Dental Soc., Odontographic Soc., 
Hayden Dental Soc., Dental Protective Assn., 
Columbia Dental Club. Delegate to Interna- 
tional Congress of Educators, 1900, and to 
Paris International Dental Congress. Dir. Chi- 
cago Public Library since 1903. Lecturer in 
Chicago Daily News Public School Lecture 
Course. One of organizers and first pres. Alum- 
ni Assn. of Northern Indiana Normal School. 
Mem. Masons, Odd Fellows, National Union, 
Knights of the Maccabees. Has contributed to 
many dental and literary periodicals; associ- 
ate editor Am. Dental Journal. Author: Com- 
pendium of Dentistry; History of Dentistry; 
The Lower Third of the Face; The Story of 
the Great Seal of the United States; Histori- 
cal Queries and Answers. Joint author, with 
Prof. Edward S. Ellis, of Life of Alexander 
Hamilton. Contributor to Encyclopedia Ameri- 
cana. Office: Robey St. and North Av. Resi- 
dence: 1493 Humboldt Boul. 

CLANCY, 'William, pres. and treas. Lumber- 
man's Credit Assn.; b. Sincoe, Can., Apr. 5, 
1859; s. Cornelius B. and Elizabeth Clancy; 
m. Chicago, Nov. 11, 1885, Amelia C. Schoeh- 
thaler; children: Minnie E., William C., Ber- 
nice E. In 1875 accepted a position as clerk 
with M. D. Talcott, sec. and treas. of Furni- 
ture Manufacturers' Exchange, which pub- 
lished a rating book for furniture business. 
At the suggestion of Mr. Talcott compiled a 
rating book for lumber dealers, which was a 
success and the means of establishing the 
Lumberman's Mercantile Assn. In 1884, 
bought Mr. Talcott's interest in that company. 
The association was incorporated Mar. 24, 
1893, under name of Lumberman's Credit 
Assn., of which he is pres. and treas. Also 
treas. Bankers' Encyclopaedia Co. Office: 
Great Northern Bldg. Residence: 4530 Wood- 
lawn Av. 

CLAPP, Clement Longs pres. and treas. of 
Sewell-Clapp Mfg. Co.; b. Monroeville, O., 
May 12, 1852: s. Rev. Prof. Charles Welles 
and Jane Pray (Bassett) Clapp; grad. Iowa 
College, Grinnell, la., 1871; graduate student 
in history and economics 1 year at Tale Univ 
honorary A.M. of Iowa College, and also of 
Illinois College; m. New Haven, Conn., Mar. 
21, 1876, Emma Elizabeth Allan; 1 son: Allan 
Charles. Immediately after graduation was 
principal of schools and college tutor; mem 
of editorial staff of daily paper; editor and 
publisher of country weekly, 1875-88; sec., 
1888-94, and since 1894, pres., and in control 
)f the Sewell-Clapp Mfg. Co.. makors and 
printers of envelopes. From 1883 to 1888 was 
owner of the Carroll ton (111.) Telephone Ex- 
change, which operated lines over a large 
part of Greene Co., 111. Independent Repub- 



lican. Congregationalist. Office: 521-31 Wa- 
bash Av. Residence: 3941 Ellis Av. 

CLAPP, Ozro Wrig-ht, grain broker; b. Lee 
Co., 111., Dec. 31, 1836; s. Lewis and Elizabeth 
H. (Wright) Clapp; ed. public schools of Lee 
Centre, 111.; m. Lee Centre, 111., Dec. 29, 1859, 
M. Celestia Cochran; children: Ella E., Dwight 
O., Allace (died 1872). Has been a mem. of 
the Chicago Board of Trade since 1858. Head 
of firm of O. W. Clapp & Co., which started 
at 215 S. Water St. in 1859. Lincoln Repub- 
lican. Clubs: Union League (since 1882), 
Washington Park (one of organizers). Calu- 
met. Office: Board of Trade. 

CLARE, John Francis, lawyer; b. Chicago, 
Sept. 19, 1865; s. James and Winifred (Cough- 
lln) Clare; ed. public and high schools of 
Chicago, St. John's College, Fordham, N. Y., 
and Union College of Law, Chicago, graduat- 
ing, LL.B., 1891; m. Chicago, Oct. 9, 1895, 
Nellie G., daughter of James and Kate Sten- 
son; children: Katherine. James, Joseph. Ad- 
mitted to bar of state of Illinois in 1891; 1st 
asst. prosecuting atty. for the City of Chi- 
cago under the administration of Mayor John 
P. Hopkins, 1894-5; since then engaged in gen- 
eral private practice. Democrat. R. C. Clubs: 
Sheridan, Ellerslie Golf. Office: 112 Clark St. 
Residence: 3123 Michigan Av. 

CLARK, Albert Charles, manufacturer; b. 
Mattoon, 111., Feb. 7, 1868; s. E. M. and Nancy 
Jane Clark; ed. Mattoon public schools and 
Loxa's Teachers Institute to 1884; m. Chicago. 
1887, Providence May Smith; children: Beth, 
Prudence, Albert. Came to Chicago, 1884; first 
work was as day laborer, sorting scrap iron 
in the North Chicago Rolling Mills at $1.50 
per day; in insurance, 1885-90; salesman for a 
dental supply house, 1890-2; started in a 
small way in 1892 and is still sole owner of 
the business of A. C. Clark & Co., manufac- 
turing and dealing in office furnishings for 
dentists. Republican; elected, 1902, Senator 
from the 13th Senatorial district, in the Illi- 
nois legislature, for term expiring 1906; chair- 
man Republican caucus 43d Assembly; had 
charge of drainage bill, which connected the 
Calumet district with the Sanitary District of 
Chicago; instrumental in passing Park bills 
for the Park Board and had charge of much 
other important legislation. Club: Hamilton 
(life member). Office: Cor. Randolph St. and 
Michigan Av. Residence: Bryn Mawr, 111. 

CLARK, Alsou Ellis, manufacturer; b. 
Barre, Vt., Dec. 27, 1838; s. Charles L. and 
Emily A. Clark; enlisted 1862, in 45th Mass. 
Vols., a 9-months" regt. ; m. Chicago, Oct. 25, 
1869, Sarah M. Skinner; children: Mary Emily 
(deceased), Mancel Talcott, Alson Skinner, 
Edwin Hill. Came to Chicago, 1863, and was 
in a store until becoming a mem. of the Board 
of Trade: was of the commission firm of Hoag- 
land & Clark, operating on the Board of Trade 
for 25 years; since 1901, pres. of the Wads- 
worth-Howland Co., manufacturers of paints 
and coTors. Dir. Illinois Humane Soc.; trustee 
Mary Thompson Hosp. Republican. Universal- 
ist. Mem. George H. Thomas Post, G. A. R. 
Clubs: Chicago, Illinois. Mason, Oriental 
Lodge, Apollo Commandery K. T. Office: 
Indiana Av. and 13th St. Residence: 2229 Calu- 
met Av. 

CLARK, Bruce, broker in stocks, bonds, etc.; 
b. Chicago, Jan. 5, 1875; s. John M. and 
Louise (Qua) Clark: ed. St. Mark's School, 
Southboro, Mass.; Yale Univ., graduating, 
A.B., in class of 1898: m. Providence, R. I., 
1899. Nancy De Wolf Pegram. Was in employ 
of Woods Motor Vehicle Co., 1898-1901, when 
became connected as employe with the house 
of King, Hodenpyl & Co., brokers, who are 
mems. of the New York and Chicago Stock 
Exchanges and the Chicago Board of Trade, 
and has since continued in ser\-ice of that 
house. Republican. Clubs: Chicago, Chicago 
Golf, Mid-Day, Saddle and Cycle. Office: First 



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Nat. Bank Bldg. Residence: 139 Lincoln Park 
Boul. 

CLARK, Edward Qavion, treas. Hibbard, 
Spencer, Bartlett <fe Co.; b. Monroe, Mich., Aug. 
2, 1839; s. Thomas and Lavonia H. Clark; ed. 
public schools and Univ. of Michigan to 1863; 
m. Chicago, July 7, 1870, Mary J. Creswell; 1 
daughter: Helen Annie. Left college in 1863 
and enlisted as private in 18th Mich. Infy., 
serving 3 years in the Army of the Cumber- 
land. Entered the house of Hibbard & Spencer, 
1865 (founded by Tuttle, Hibbard & Co., 1855, 
changed to Hibbard & Spencer, Jan. 1, 1865, 
became Hibbard, Spencer & Co., Jan. 1, 1872, 
incorporated as Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & 
Co., 1882); became successively bookkeeper 
and cashier, and on Jan. 1, 1904, treas. of the 
company, which is the largest wholesale hard- 
ware enterprise in the U. S. Republican. 
Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Westward Ho. Office: 
1 State St. Residence: 330 Ashland Boul. 

CLARK, Frederick William, pres. of the 
Clark Construction Co.; b. Chicago, Aug. 12, 
1857; s. Jonathan and Alice (Sardeson) Clark; 
ed. Chicago public schools, Massachusetts In- 
stitute of Technology, graduating as mining 
engineer, 1880; m. Chicago, 1885, Phebe P. 
Dyer; children: Dorothy, Kathryn, Kenneth. 
Was in practice as mining engineer for 1 
years and for 6 years was asst. prof, of min- 
ing engineering and metallurgy at the Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology. Since 1889 
in the building and contracting business, be- 
ing associated in business with his father 
until his death in 1902; since 1903 pres. of the 
Clark Construction Co. Also dir. of the Sibley 
Warehouse and Storage Co. Mem. of the Mas- 
ter Masons' Assn. and of the Master Carpen- 
ters' Assn. Republican. Clubs: Union League, 
Midlothian. Office: 2 Sherman St. Residence: 
5208 Jefferson Av. 

CLARK, George Mark, stove manufacturer; 
b. Westminster, Vt., June 10, 1841; a. Mark 
and Sarah (Hall) Clark; ed. public schools, 
Westminster, Vt. ; m. Oberlin, O., June 18, 
1872, Elizabeth M. Keep; children: Alice Keep, 
Robert Keep. Began business life in a general 
merchandise store in Brattleboro, Vt., 1858-64; 
came to Chicago, 1864, and entered employ of 
Jessup, Kennedy & Co., afterward Crerar, Ad- 
ams & Co., manufacturers of railway supplies, 
and the Adams-Westlake Mfg. Co., for 21 
years as supt. of factory, etc. In 1881 estab- 
lished business of George M. Clark & Co., 
mfg. Jewel gasolene and gas stoves, ranges 
and appliances, 1897 removing the factory to 
Harvey, 111.; in 1902 the business was merged 
with others in the Am. Stove Co., of which is 
vice-pres., and mgr. of the George M. Clark 
& Co. division, in which 400 hands are em- 
ployed. Republican. Club: Union League. Of- 
fice: 72 E. Lake. Residence: 460 Dearborn Av. 

CLARKE, Henry B., vice-pres. and dir. Hfl- 
bernian Banking Assn. Club: Exmoor. Offlc: 
Clark and Monroe Sts. Residence: Highland 
Park. 

CLARK, James Henry, hardware merchant; 
b. Burlington, Vt., Aug. 28, 1861; s. Michael 
and Alice (Gorman) Clark; ed. public schools, 
Burlington, Vt., 1878; m. Chicago, 1884, Addie 
L. Good; 1 daughter: Grace M. Since he was 
17 years old has always worked in a hardware 
store; was in stores in New York and at Chat- 
tanooga, Tenn., before coming to Chicago, 
1886, when he established as a wholesale and 
retail dealer in builders' hardware and shelf 
goods. Independent in politics. K. P. Office : 
155 Lake St. Residence: 1439 Jackson Boul. 

CLARK, James Lawrence, general western 
freight agent L. S. & M. S. R. R.; s. Henry and 
Maria (Robblns) Clark; ed. public schools, 
Michigan; m. Chicago, Ida Tomblin; 1 child: 
Beulah. Began business life as clerk in the 
local office at Jonesville, Mich., of the Li. S. & 
M. S. Ry., 1874, and from that time has worked 
continuously for the same company, and wan 



appointed, In 1899, to present position as gen- 
eral western freight agent. Mem. Royal Ar- 
canum. Clubs: Union League, Illinois. Office: 
144 Van Buren St. Residence: 491 Jackson 
Boul. 

CLARK, John Macdlll, seedman; b. Kirk- 
cudbright, Scotland, May 8, 1860; s. Hugh 
Fraser and Mary Stuart (Macdill) Clark; pri- 
mary education at Dumfries, Scotland; gram- 
mar school, New Brighton, S. I., N. Y.; m. 
Steuben, N. Y., Aug. 5, 1886, Elenor Thomas; 
children: James Ronald, Leonard Dudley, Mar- 
garet. Has been in seed business since Sept., 
1879; for years connected with business now 
known as Leonard Seed Co. (founded by Simeon 
F. Leonard, 1884; incorporated, 1901), of which 
he is sec. Democrat. Presbyterian. Dir. 8th 
Congressional District, Illinois Farmers In- 
stitute. Office: 79-81 E. Kinzie St. Residence: 
538 Eddy St. 

CLARK, John Marshall, merchant, capital- 
ist; b. White Pigeon, St. Joseph Co., Mich., 
Aug. 1, 1836; s. Robert, Jr., and Mary E. 
(Fitch) Clark; grad. C.E., Rensselaer Poly- 
technic Institute, Troy, N. Y., 1856; m. 1873, 
Mary Louisa Qua, New York City. Lived in 
Chicago, 1847-52, returned upon graduation, 
1856; civil engineer on I. C. R. R., 1856-9; 
practiced as civil engineer, 1859-62, at Den- 
ver, where he was part proprietor of the origi- 
nal townsite; in 1862 went to Santa Fe in em- 
ploy of Government to survey public land in 
New Mexico, and while so engaged secured 
records and documents of the dept., saving 
them from the raid made into New Mexico by 
the Confederate general, Sibley, by taking 
them, under escort, to Ft. Union; was aide on 
staff of Gen. Donaldson of Union Army and 
also served, with same rank, under Brig.-Gen. 
Stough, at Battle of Apache Canon. Returned 
to Chicago and bought interest in leather firm 
of Gray, Marshall & Co., which later became 
Gray, Clark & Co., and now Gray, Clark & 
Engle; dir. and ex-pres. Chicago Telephone 
Co. Republican; mem. Common Council, 1869- 
1871; Republican candidate for mayor against 
Carter H. Harrison, Sr., 1881; later mem. Chi- 
cago Board of Education; collector port of 
Chicago, 1890-4; pres. first Board of Civil Ser- 
vice Commissioners, 1895-7. Clubs: Chicago 
(pres., 1904), Union League, University, Lit- 
erary, Calumet, Commercial. Office: 201 Lake 
St. Residence: 2000 Prairie Av. 

CLARKE, John Vanghan, pres. Hibernian 
Banking Assn.; b. Chicago, Oct. 15, 1863; s. 
John V. and Elizabeth (Bertrand) Clarke 
(father was founder, 1867, of Merchants' 
Assn., which became Hibernian Banking Assn., 
1869); ed. Chicago public schools, St. Ignatius 
College and Barnes' Acad.; m. Columbus, O., 
1889, Miss Bertha English. Entered Hibernian 
Bank, 1880, as messenger; promoted step by 
step, and on death of his father, in 1892, suc- 
ceeded him as pres., successfully piloting the 
bank through the panic period which came 
soon after, and since then greatly increasing 
the bank's business. Office: Corner Monroe and 
Clark Sts. Residence: 47 Astor St. 

CLARKE, LoniB Bertrand, banker; b. Chi- 
cago, Nov. 18. 1869; s. John V. and Elizabeth 
(Bertrand) Clarke; ed. Fessedden's private 
school; m. Chicago, 1899. Pamilla Allerton 
Sheldon; 1 daughter: Pamilla Allerton. In 1886 
entered employ of the Hibernian Banking 
Assn., Chicago, as messenger; gradually ad- 
vanced from one position to another, until 
finally attaining present position of vice-pres. 
Democrat. R. C. Clubs: Exmoor, Saddle and 
Cycle, Germania, Tolleston Shooting. Office: 
Clark and Monroe Sts. Residence: 32 Banks St 

CLARK, Michael Johnson, sec. and auditor 
C & W. I. R. R., and Belt Ry. Co., Chicago; b. 
Hamilton, Ont., Sept. 20, 1841; s. Hutchinson 
and Elizabeth Johnson Clark; ed. public 
schools. Hamilton, Ont.; m. Detroit, Mich., 
1867, Miss Margaret Heaslip. Was in service 



124 THE BOOK OF OHICAGOANS 

of G. W. Ry. of Canada, 1863-80, 1 year as vant Mem. Hosp. Office and residence: 9 St 
clerk in general freight office at Hamilton, James PL 

Ont.; 6 years as billing clerk in freight office CLARK, Will Halstead, lawyer; b. Homer, 
at Windsor, Ont., 1 year billing clerk in freight Cortland Co., N. Y., Oct. 24, 1863; s. Chester 
office at Hamilton, 4 years as clerk in audit- M. and Rachel Katherine (Haynes) Clark; ed. 
or's office, 1 year chief clerk same office, and private schools, Chicago, 1870-1; Mosley pub- 
3^ years stationer; was auditor D., G. H. & lie school, Chicago, 1872-6; Homer (N Y ) 
M. R. R., 1880-5; since Mar. 17, 1885, sec. and Acad., 1876-8; Prof. Taylor's private school 
auditor of the C. & W. I. R. R. and of the Belt Syracuse, N. Y., 1878-9; Union College of Law 
Ry. Co. of Chicago. Republican. Methodist. Chicago (LL.B.), 1883-5; Chicago and North- 
Office: 9 Dearborn Station. Residence: 522 W. western Univs. ; m. Cleveland, O., June 19 
67th St. 1889, Cora Belle Turney; children: Margaret 

CLARK, Richard H. O., salt fish; b. Alpha, Louise Asenath. Entered law office of 
Gloucester, Mass., Aug. 8, 1857; s. John J. and Hiscock, Gifford & Doheny (ex-Senator His- 
Elizabeth (Curtis) Clark; ed. Gloucester cock, N. Y.), Syracuse, N. Y., as student, fall 
(Mass.) High School; m. Chicago, Mar. 10, of 1879; returned to Chicago, fall of 1882, 
1884, Evelyn F. Norwood. Came to Chicago, and entered office of Cooper, Packard & Gur- 
May 1, 1872, and was employe in the fish busi- ley; associated with W. W. Gurley continuously 
ness until 1884, when established on own ac- since, except 2 years (1889-90) when was pres 
count under present firm name of R. H. Clark of C. & S. S. R. T. R. R. Co. (Alley L) Has 
& Co., importers and wholesale salt fish deal- served as dir. on the board of the Met 
ers. Republican. Clubs: Chicago Whist, Mar- Elevated R. R. Co., the Rockford, Beloit & 
quette, Hamilton. Office: 2 N. Union St. Resi- Janesville R. R. Co., and other corporations- 
dence: 374 E. Ontario St. now dir. Chicago Union Traction Co. Republi- 

CLABK, Solomon Henry, prof, public speak- can. Served in I. N. G. in Cadet Corps, 1st 
ing, Univ. of Chicago, reader and lecturer; Infy., color Serg. 1st Cav., lieut. and judge 
ed. College City of New York, Queen's Col- advocate Chicago Hussars during World's 
lege, Kingston, Can.; Univ. of Chicago; m. To- Fair. Clubs: Union League (sec., 1898), Calu- 
ronto. Can., Aug. 18, 1889, Anna Maude Fra- me t, Forty, Chicago Riding and Driving, char- 
lick. (For list of books and writings see ter mem. Hamilton. Office: Marquette Bldg. 
Who's Who in America.) Residence: 5761 Residence: 34 Groveland Park. 
Washington Av. CIiABKE, William Eddy, western mgr. Lam- 

CLARK, Thomas Collier, lawyer; b. Flint, son Consolidated Store Service Co.; b. near 
Mich., Oct. 27, 1860; s. George T. and Mary E. Richmond, Va., 1852; s. William Eddy and 
(Duxbury) Clark; ed. Univ. of Michigan, class Eliza Green Frisbe Clarke; attended public 
of 1881; m. Kalamazoo, Mich., Jan. 29, 1896, schools; married. At ap-e of 14 the western 
Edith M. Smith; children: Hobart, Thomas Col- fever led him from home; spent 15 years on the 
Her, Jr., Margaret Smith, Hovey Charles. Was Plains and in Texas; organized a company of 
connected with C. & W. M. Ry. and D., L. & N. prospectors and hunters at age of 19, and was 
R. R. Co. in various capacities, 1879-91; elected its capt.; distinguished in battle with 
practiced law at Muskegon, Mich., 1891-3; re- a band of renegade Cheyenne Indians who 
moved to Chicago, 1893, and has since been were making frontier life unbearable in south- 
engaged in practice here; since 1895 of law western Nebraska; was connected with Texas 
firm of Smiley & Clark. Democrat. Episcopa- Rangers for a year under Capt. Hall; later 
lian. Mem. Chicago Bar Assn. Clubs: Law, Un- asst. paymaster on U. P. R. R. under Gen. 
ion League, City. Office: Marquette Bldg. Resi- Hammond, and still later connected with Wa- 
dence: 1424 Judson Av., Evanston, 111. bash R. R., which he represented on Mer- 

C1ABK, Wallace Grant, real estate dealer ^^ B '^ c ^ an / e / , fioor V^ L L i? uls U,? retlre " 
and builder; b. Iroquois Co., 111., Apr. 2, 1863; ffi^t?. < 2L^2*2i W ?J8? l; r l lr ? ad busl n, ess - 
s. Daniel G. and Mary A. (Potter) Clark; resi- ?S8,l2f ^ociated, 1886, with Lamson Con- 
dent of Chicago since 3 years old; ed. public ^ d ated Store Service Co of Boston, Mass., 
schools, Chicago; m. Chicago, Nov. 21, 1893, S* " SlJSKSSu ln various capacities ever 
Maude H. Loverin; children: Ruth, Loverin. ffi& M t"L*Sf r f 1 ? ol 4gf and w ? ster ?, m &- 7 ! * h 
Began business life at 16 years of age in the |^ d S u f? I 2L ^Icasra A Xl< dir ' ?? tedo 
gentlemen's furnishing goods business, in BKS8' 4 jSJ5jS? S U Chicago Ath ' etlc - 
which remained for 3 years; and then became E' % ^1* ? mce: 2 Monroe st - Res1 ' 
city buyer for Cragin Bros. & Co., hardware; ^J^i^t 1 wmf. iir.ii 

since 1882 in real estate business and has been * a *>, ^JS^f Walla J e ' pa P^ r b x "V^' 
extensively engaged in subdividing and build- *"*,!?,, h r Midd J et ? w ^', Co S?" ^ OV ^ IS ' 18 J^ : 
ing; was the original subdivider of Clarkdale, LhJSS. *fj?525S ^ y ia Clark : , *& pub " c 
Brookdale, and Jackson Park Subdivision! ^ 1 A 1 ^ lddl ?Q7^ n ' 1 C ^' ; r. m 'i lf " T E11 , a C ' 
Mem. firm of Clark & Trainer, real estate r r nV,^ T ' A ^ ^ ld: o^ er ^ r , ude K ^ w 
and builders of high grade residences; also of M ,F s i wLr r^ d ?J2 'i So 1 ^ g ' I??*' 
A. R. Clark & Co., builders; pres. and dir. SSKjWftJSf^iS Chl , ca ^- 1872 - * m Mid- 
of Loverin & Brown, wholesale grocers. Re- HS*"?*,., , T T4S? fir a connected with 
publican. Methodist. Clubs: Colonial, Chicago K^V^'i^W^, J " V 2 n J, ai l ds ' , unt j 1 18 , 81 ' 
Automobile. Office: First Nat. Bank Bldg. Resi- JKSSL/flES? 5?S F rS fi f ter in formln * 
denre- 4520 Forp<*tv111p Av present firm of Clark & Pfister, manufactur- 

** , * * ers of paper boxes - Republican. Mason; mem. 

fS F^ f' n ^ re v ne V phy o S1C -, la ?o : b " S T^ af " Blue Lodge, Chapter, Council, St. Bernard 
52.; Genesee Co., N. Y., Jan 2 1859; s Rev. Commandery, K. T., Medinah Temple, Mystic 
Ethan Ray and Elizabeth (Millerd) Clarke; Shrine Office- 53 S Mav St Rpsidpncp- S<?fi 
removed to Clarence N. Y., 1861, and to Buf- Wa"h?n K t Boul * 

T., 1868: beRanmed. study under CI.ABKSON, Ralph, portrait painter; b. 
fl n nJ Je i r fi S c e n y o Clty> ^' ?' Stl i? e 1 nt Amesbury, Mass., Aug. 3, 1861; s. Joseph T. 
S,. Re ' 188 ?- 2 - graduating M.D., Clarkson; ed. Amesbury (Mass.) High School; 
- m Be ?Ro? practlc , e of medicine studied art Boston Art Museum until 1884; 
S ^T Ce tl 1882 ; ^f r 7 d . a l vlsltln S Julien Acad. under Lefebvre and Boulanger, 
o^'^est District of Chicago, 1884-7; m. Fanny Rose Calhoun, Hartford 
nnr P Vn?n ? yneC , olO i^, in Ce ntral Conn., Jan. 15. 1890. Exhibited in Salon, 1887. 
-nPrt hnth ^niV, P nnl J ^ 1( - 1883 ', ^ en T f~ Returned to New York, where he painted por- 
Oook ro wLn ^tn k bec 1 m , in ^ ln t erne in traits. In 1892 again went abroad, spending 
LnPrn^t P ff /L Ap , r - ^ f 1864 T : T afterv/ard part of tlme in Italv : returned to America 
Chifao M*5 Sn2 f ^ilffi 6 ^? 11 * H ^ sp ^ Mem ' 1895 ' and settled ln Chicago, 1896. Mem. New 
\m M^rl A^n Att H" S S ^^ - Me ^ Soc " York Water Color Soc. Pres. Municipal Art 
Am. Med. Assn. Attending physician Passa- Commission, Chicago; Chicago Soc. of Artists; 



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Municipal Art League (pres.); mem. Am. Art Falls, N. Y.; and of Davenoort & Youri* rc 

Jury, Paris Exposition, 1900; Art Jury St. field Springs. N. Y -came P west in 1872 

Louis Exposition, and of International Jury entered office of Currier & Bolton Sioux'( 

of , w , i iL^li 1 , < il~ : 2 ~ Michigan Av. la.; admitted to Iowa state bar, 1873 and m-ac- 

CLAUSSENIUS, Edward, foreign exchange ticed at Sioux City until 1898 w' r>u- 

banker; b. New York City, May 29, 1857; s. of Sioux City 4 terms "(8 1 vears) and * 

Henrv anri .Tohnnna (vnn Tillv^ Plnnoconliio- nf (H~,,~ Ii " s \~ years.) ana 



Frank, Frances Marie, Elsa Valentine. In July, surance Co., and the Nat Life ,, 

1873. entered banking and steamship agency U. S. A., until Feb 1 1901 when becan 

business founded by his father as H. Claus- elated with the Cable Co mlnuflct^rers of 

senius & Co., 1864; became partner and now. pianos and organs, of which Ts now v"ctures 

with his brother, G. W. Claussenius, conducts While in Iowa was a mem of the staff of Onv 

the business under the original name. The Larrabee, later Judge Advocate 2d Brie Iowa 

specialties of the firm are foreign exchange N. G., and during the Spanish-Am War was 

and European collections, and they are general major and paymaster U S V RermhHran 

western agents for the North German Lloyd Club: Washington Park 'office 'wabnVh T A v 

Steamship Co. Republican. Club: Germania. and Jackson Boul. Residence- 2is E 60th Bt 

Office: 95 Dearborn St. Residence: 147 Cass St. CLELAND, McXenzie, lawyer b ' Delhi N 

CLAUSSENIUS, George W., banker and Y.. Oct. 8. 1860; s. William J and Judith /WH 

steamship agent; b. New York City. Nov. 19. son) Cleland; grad. Monmouth College, Mon- 

186 ?, ; ?o-,? enry , Claussenius (German consul mouth, 111., A.M.. June, 1882; Washington 

until 1877 and consul of Austro-Hungarian Univ. Law Dept, St. Louis Mo LL R TTinP 

Empire from 1882 until 1894 in Chicago) and 1884; m. Lemont, 111., June' 16 11887 Marv L* 

Johanna (von Tilly) Claussenius; ed. public Norton; children: Ruth. Jessica be Witt 

schools, New York and Chicago, and three Esther. Admitted to bar June 15*1884- sin 

years study in Germany. After leaving school Oct., 1897, of firm of Phelps & Cleland Also 

engaged m the business of H. Claussenius dir. Great Western Mfg. Co. and of Am Air 

& Co. (founded by his father), In banking, Goods Co. Republican. United Presbvte'rian 

foreign exchange and agents for the North Dir. of adult Bible classes in Cook Co S 8 

German Lloyd Steamship Co., in which busi- Assn.; vice-pres. United Presbyterian Mutual 

ness has ever since continued; his brother, Benefit Assn.; mem board of dirs of Rlhlp 

Edward, and himself now constituting the Teachers' Training School of New York Citv- 

firm. Mem. Chicago Board of Education. Mem. was pres. Englewood Y. M C A for 6 vears' 

Germania Miinnerchor. Office: 95 Dearborn St. Club: Hamilton. Office: 108 LaSalle St Resi- 

Residence: 585 LaSalle Av. dence: 6439 Normal Av 

CLAY, John, live stock commission mer- CLEMENT, Allan Montgomery broker- h 
chant; b. Winfield, Berwick-on-Tweed, Scotland, Chicago, Oct. 31, 1869; s Austin and Sarah 
Apr. 24, 1851; s. John and Patricia (Thomp- (Montgomery) Clement; 'ed Chicago nubile 
son) Clay; ed. Wellfield Acad., Duns, Scotland; schools and Chicago Manual' Training- School 
St. Andrews, Scotland, and Edinburgh Univ., graduating 1886; m. Chicago 1894 Grace 
Edinburgh, Scotland; m. Highland Park, 111., Groves; children: Austin Arthur Franklin 
Jan. 5, 1881, Euphemia Forrest; 1 son: John Groves. Began business life in 1886 and was 
Clay, III. Commenced working on Scotch farm, in the house of Clement, Bane & Co for 15 
1867; came to America, 1879; settled in Canada., years; partner Raymond, Pynchon & Co stock 
becoming mgr. of Canada West Farm Stock brokers, 3 years; then partner in Lester 
Assn., Bow Park, Brantford, Ont.; left there. Kneeland & Co. 1 year, which firm after the 
1882, and came to Chicago; organized the firm death of Mr. Lester, was succeeded by pres- 
of Clay & Forrest, May 1, 1883, which was ent firm of Kneeland, Clement & Curtis mem 
succeeded Jan. 1, 1900, by firm of John Clay New York and Chicago Stock Exchanges New 
& Co., bankers, Chicago. In Sept., 1886, organ- York Coffee Exchange, Chicago Board of 
ized the live stock commission firm of Clay, Trade, St. Louis Merchants' Exchange Re- 
Robinson & Co., now one of the largest in the publican. Trustee of the Illinois Western 
country, having offices in Chicago, Kansas Hosp. for the Insane. Clubs: Union League 
City, Mo., South Omaha, Neb., Sioux City, la., Chicago Athletic, Exmoor, Glen View, Wash- 
South St. Joseph, Mo., Denver, Colo., Salt ington Park. Office: 219 LaSalle St (The 
Lake City, Utah. Clubs: Chicago, Washington Rookery). Residence: 4009 Lake Av. 
Park, Midlothian. Office: The Rookery. Resl- CLEMENT, Arthur Austin, sec.-treas. and 
dence: 4030 Lake Av. dir. of the Am. Wire Fence Co.; b Chicago 

CLAY, 'William Wilson, architect; b. New Mar. 7, 1873; s. Austin and Sarah (Montgom- 
York City, May 2, 1849; s. George and Mary ery) Clement; grad. Massachusetts Institute 
Elenor (Martine) Clay; ed. Taylor's Primary of Technology, Boston, 1894, with degree of 
School and 13th St. Grammar School, New B.S., from the course in chemical en- 
York; grad. College of the City of New York, gineering. For 7 years was connected 
1869; m. New York, Dec. 17, 1876, Alice Gray; with the Am. Cotton Oil Co. of New Jersey 
1 son: William Wharton. Mem. firm of Wheel- as chemist and chemical engineer at. their 
ock & Clay, 1876-86; Clay & Dutton, 1886-8; different plants, leaving that connection to 
Beers, Clay & Dutton, 1888-94; since then assume, Jan. 1, 1902, present position. Repub- 
alone. Fellow of the Am. Institute of Archi- lican. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Hamilton, Ex- 
tects and mem. Illinois Chapter of same; mem. moor. Office: 189 LaSalle St. Residence: 4009 
Chicago Architects' Business Assn. Independ- Lake Av. 

ent in politics, with Socialistic tendencies. Of- CLENNY, James Edson, manufacturer; b. 

flee: 218 LaSalle St. Residence: 3145 Rhodes Lynn, Ind., June 18, 1854; s. John W. and 

Av. Deborah (Banks) Clenny; ed. public schools 

CLELAND, Jonas Marshall, vice-pres. the and Winchester High School, Indiana, and 

Cable Co., piano and organ manufacturers; b. Dayton (O.) Commercial School; m. Winches- 

Jordanville, Herkimer Co., N. Y., Mar. 4, 1852; ter, Ind., July 13, 1881, Emma O. Henderson; 

s. George M. and Amelia (Treadway) Cleland; children: Russell H., Helen M. Was with 

ed. public and private schools, New York Crume & Sefton Mfg. Co. as bookkeeper, May 

State; Acads., Fairfield and Clinton, N. Y.; m. 13, 1878, to Jan. 1, 1888; elected sec. and treas., 

Sioux City, la., Nov. 29, 1877, Louise D. Pea- resigned, Oct. 1. 1888, to organize the J. W. 

vey; children: George Albert, James Fulton, Sefton Mfg. Co., Anderson, Ind., incorporated 

Mary. Studied law in offices of Judge George Nov. 8, 1888; elected vice-pres. and treas. and 

A. Hardin, of the firm of Hardin & Burrows, served until July, 1889, then elected treas. 

of the Supreme Court of New York, at Little and gen. mgr., in which position has since 



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then continued, the company being large man- Machine Co.. 1872-80, handling large line of 

ufacturers of paper specialties, folding boxes, country collections; since Apr., 18SO, with C. & 

etc Also dir. Manufacturers' Bank of Chicago N.-W. Ry. Co.; right of way agent to Apr., 

since Nov., 1903; also dir. O. L. Schwencke 1882; asst. land commissioner, 1882-97; land 

Lithographic Co., New York, since Oct., 1904. commissioner since July 1, 1897. Also dir. St. 

Republican. Office: 241-51 S. Jefferson St. Resi- Paul Eastern Grand Trunk Ry. Co., Chicago; 

deuce: 949 Jackson Boul. Iowa & Minnesota Ry. Co., Forest Co. Ry. Co., 

CLEVELAND, Charles Benson, insurance; Western Town Lot Co., Pioneer Town Lot Co. 

b. Masonville, N. Y., Feb. 4, 1845; s. Festus Mem. Board of Education, Oak Park, 1891-97. 

P. and Mary (Lyon) Cleveland; removed with Free Trade Republican. Congregationalist. 

parents to Illinois, 1855; grad. Rockford High Clubs: Congregational, Westward Ho. Office: 

School; served in 153d 111. Vols. in the Army Jackson Boul. and Franklin St. Residence: 709 

of the Cumberland in Civil War; m. Rockford, Superior St., Oak Park, 111. 

111., Oct. 15, 1867, Theodosia Garrison; 1 CLIFFORD, James Orra, freight auditor C. 

daughter: Edith Grace. After leaving army & N.-W. Ry. ; b. Salem, Kenosha Co., Wis., Dec. 

was cashier in a wholesale dry goods store 8, 1856; s. Emery and Mary Jane (Osgood) 

in Rockford until 1868, when became cashier Clifford; ed. country schools from age of 8, 

in the office of the general agent at Rockford and from age of 11 assisted father in farm 

of the New England Mutual Life Insurance work summers and attended school winters 

Co., with which company has ever since been until 1873; m. Clinton, la., Nov. 7, 1883, Mary 

connected; came to Chicago, 1869, and served Elizabeth Dannatt; children: Grace Edith, 

in same capacity until 1885; since then gen- Lewis Dannatt, Olive, Marshall Emery, Alice, 

eral agent. Republican. Methodist. Mem. John John Osgood (deceased). In summer of 1873 

A. Logan Post, G. A. R., Evanston, 111. Mason; . went to Delmar, Clinton Co., la., and became 

mem. Evanston Commandery K. T. Clubs: messenger boy and apprentice under his uncle. 

Union League, Glen View, Evanston. Of- who was agent for the C. & N.-W. Ry. Co. 

flee: First Nat. Bank Bldg. Residence: 1508 there; learned telegraphy and the duties of a 

Hinmann Av., Evanston. station agent; from Oct., 1874, to Aug., 1880, 

CLEVELAND, Chester Emery, lawyer; b. was telegraph operator and agent at va- 

Watsonville, Calif., Oct. 30, 1865; s. Chester rlous stations on the Iowa Division of the 

E. and Harriet M. (Crenshaw) Cleveland; ed. c. & N.-W. Ry.; was traveling auditor, 1880-7, 

district schools of Warren Co., 111.; Hedding and since Nov. 7, 1887, has been freight audi- 

College, Abingdon, 111., until 1883; m. Abing- tor of the C. & N.-W. Ry. Mem., and is now 

don, 111., July 26, 1893, Frances E. Merricks; 1st vice-pres., Assn. of Am. Ry. 'Accounting 

children: Theo. Frances, Chester Emery, Jr. Officers. Served 2 terms in the City Council, 

Worked on farm and attended school until Wheaton, 111; also 2 terms on the Board of 

1883, when entered law office at Galesburg, Education. Republican. Attends Episcopal 

111., as office boy; studied law in office of Church. Mem. various Masonic bodies, K. P., 

Williams, Lawrence & Bancroft, Galesburg, Modern Woodmen, Nat. Union, Royal League, 

111., and of Grier & Dryden, Monmouth, 111.; Modern Aztecs, Yeoman of America. Clubs: II- 

admitted to bar of Supreme Court of Illinois, linois Athletic, Wheaton Golf. Office: Jackson 

1886; practiced at Abingdon, 111., until 1891, Boul. and Franklin St. Residence: Wheaton 111. 

when came to Chicago; became mem. of firm CLIFTON, Theodore, Western sec. of the 

of Cratty, Jarvis & Cleveland, and later prac- Congregational Education Soc.; b. Platteville, 

ticed alone until Mar., 1904, when became part- Wis.; s. William and Frances Ann (Basye) Clif- 

ner in the law firm of Newman, Northrop, ton; ed. State Normal School, Platteville, Wis.; 

Levinson & Becker. Democrat. Mem. Ravens- i rO n City Commercial College, Pittsburgh, Pa,; 

wood Lodge A. F. and A. M., Columbia Chap- Beloit College, Beloit, Wis.; Chicago Theologi- 

ter, R. A. M., Abingdon Lodge, I. O. O. F. C al Seminary; D.D. degree conferred by Drury 

Clubs: Iroquois, Ravenswood. Office: Chamber College, 1898; m. Peoria, 111., Oct. 6, 1874, 

of Commerce. Residence: 412 Wilson Av. Louva Thompson; children: Fred W., Edna, 

CLEVELAND, George Henry, physician, ed- Philip G., Mildred. Ordained to Congregational 

itor, publisher; b. Adrian, Mich., Feb. 13, 1862; ministry, 1870, and was a Congregational pas- 

s. Charles Monroe and Susan Amanda (Jen- tor for 22 years 9 years in St. Louis, 4 years 

nings) Cleveland; ed. public schools; grad. at Rockford, 111., 7 years in Milwaukee, 2 years 

med. dept. Univ. of Michigan, class 1882; m. i n Chicago; since 1897, Western sec. of the 

Ann Arbor, Mich., May 18, 1880, Jane Ann Congregational Education Soc. Lecturer on 

Jolly; children: Charles William, Carlton Ed- sociological and patriotic subjects. Club: Chi- 

ward. Practiced medicine at Coleman, Mich., cago Congregational. Office: 151 Washington 

until about 1885, then at Pentwater, Mich., st. Residence: 9612 Longwood Av. 

until Oct., 1890, when came to Chicago. Prac- CMNCH, Duncan L., real estate dealer and 

ticed here till 1892, when established the Clin- agent; b. Augusta, Ga., June 27, 1860; s Col. 

ical Review, of which he is editor and pub- Henry A. and Ella (Ford) Clinch; ed. entirely 

lisher; under the present name of the Cleve- by private tutors. From 1874-7 was traveling 

land Press, is exclusively engaged in the pub- salesman for George M. Taylor & Co., manu- 

lication of med. books. Mem. Chicago Patho- facturers of tobacco, Danville, Va. ; came to 

logical Soc., Therapeutic Club of Chicago. Chicago, 1877, and was bookkeeper for Goulds 

Episcopalian; mem. Church of the Epiphany. & Austin, belting, 1877-90; salesman for Cre- 

Democrat. Office: 346 Ogden Av. Residence: rar, Clinch & Co., coal, 1890-3; for Hoyne 

951 W. Harrison St. Bros., real estate, 1893-5; for Frank G. Hoyne, 

CLEVELAND, Josiah Francis, land commis- re al estate, 1895, to Jan. 1, 1904, when was ad- 

sioner, C. & N.-W. Ry. Co.; b. Masonville, N. mitted to partnership in firm of Frank G. 

Y., June 19, 1847; s. Rev. F. P. and Mary Hoyne & Co., real estate. Democrat. Office: 88 

(Lyon) Cleveland; high school education; LaSalle St. Residence: 3958 Drexel Boul. 

sergeant Co. H, 153d 111. Infy., Jan., to Sept., CLINCH, Richard Ployd, coal and iron; ed. 

1865; m., 1st, Newark, N. J., Nov. 2, 1869, private schools in Georgia and Cheltenham 

Electa G. Price; 2d, Chicago, Sept. 25, 1873, Acad., Pa. Connected with the Joliet Steel 

Mary E. Frisbie; 3d, New Haven, Conn., Aug. Co., 1883-9, when, with John Crerar, estab- 

13, 1902, Kate Bradley; children: Augustus lished the firm of Crerar, Clinch & Co., 

Frisbie, Eva May, Josiah Judson. Clerk in dry coal and iron, in which firm has ever since 

goods store, Rockford, 111., 1866-8; bookkeeper continued. Is dir. De Soto Iron Co., the New 

for planing mill, New York City, 1868 to spring Pittsburgh Coal and Coke Co., and the North 

of 1870; then with Jones & Sellers, abstractors, Am. Accident Insurance Co. Democrat. Episco- 

Chicago, until the great Chicago fire, Oct. 9, palian. Clubs: Union League, Chicago Yacht, 

1871; then with Baird & Bradley, convey- Exmoor, Calumet. Office: The Rookery. Resi- 

ancers, to Oct., 1872; chief clerk Howe Sewing dence: 2201 Calumet Av. 



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CLINGMAW, George Franklin, gen. mgr. the 
Touey Furniture Co.; b. Chicago. Aug. 27, 
185 <; s. William and Harriet E. (Hoffman) 
Clingman; ed. public schools, Chicago; m. Chi- 
cago, July 3, 1880, Stuarta K. Watson; chil- 
dren: .Elizabeth, Stuart, Louise, George, Lucy, 
Kuth, William. Began business career as book- 
keeper for William M. Murfin & Co., produce 
commission tirm, 1876-7; in 1878 was employed 
by John A. Coloy as a designer in furniture, 
remaining in that connection until 1888; be- 
came connected with Tobey Furniture Co., Jan. 
1, 1888, as designer of furniture, remaining in 
tnat position until 1894, when became gen. 
mgr. of the company, in which position still 
continues; also dir. the Tobey & Christian 
Cabinet Co. Republican. Clubs: Homewood, 
Bryn Mawr Social. Office: Wabash Av. and 
Washington St. Residence: 7210 Euclid Av. 

CLITHEHO, Delbert Anthony, lawyer; b. on 
farm in Grundy Co., 111., Nov. 11, 1870; s. Ed- 
ward S. and Eliza M. (Scott) Clithero; re- 
moved with parents to Iroquois Co., 111., when 
2 years old, and to Chicago in 1885; ed. public 
schools, Iroquois Co., and Chicago; grad. Chi- 
cago Kent Law School (Lake Forest Univ.), 
1894; m. Wheaton, 111., June 29, 1889, Harriet 
A. Johnson; 1 daughter: Helen Elizabeth. Ad- 
mitted to bar of Supreme Court of Illinois, 
1894, and later to Federal Courts; now mem. 
of law firm of Warvelle & Clithero. Dir. In- 
ternational Telephone Mfg. Co., Nat. Portrait 
Co.; counsel for Schaet'er-Martin Cnemical 
Co.; Laird & Lee (publishers), Wilmington 
Mining & Mfg. Coal Co. Mem. Chicago Bar 
Assn. Republican. Office: 115 Dearborn St. 
Residence: 2143 W. Adams St. 

CLOUGH, Harry Stunner, real estate; b. 
Evanston, 111., July 12, 1856; s. William War- 
ren and Hannah J. (Boyce) dough; ed. public 
schools and Northwestern Business College; 
m. Chicago, Nov. 18, 1896, Amelia B. Blauer. 
With Coon & Co., wholesale dry goods (now 
known as Cluett, Peabody & Co.), 1878-83; 
then in same line of business as mgr. for Fel- 
lows & Co., 1883-9; since 1889 in real estate 
business as a mem. of the firm of Rounds & 
Clough. Republican. Presbyterian. Office: 145 
LaSalle St. Residence: 2667 N. Lincoln Av. 

CLOU OH, Richard William, manufacturer; 
b. Newark, N. J., Aug. 7, 1860; s. Richard and 
Martha (Collins) Clough; came to Chicago in 
childhood; ed. public schools; m. Chicago, May 
10, 1880, Carrie Peters; children: Julia, Rich- 
ard, William. Began business career with 
Grace & Co., varnish manufacturers, and re- 
mained with that firm until 1890, as supt. of 
the mfg. dept. ; held similar position with the 
Am. Varnish Co. from 1890 until July 1, 1904, 
when, with W. H. Noake and E. S. Wheeler, 
purchased the business of the Watts De Gol- 
yer Co. and reincorporated it as the Noake- 
Wheeler-Clough Co., of which is vice-pres. Re- 
publican. Office: 377-91 Illinois St. Residence: 
3270 Maiden St. 

CLOW, Charles Bhoades, merchant, manu- 
facturer; b. Pitsburgh, Pa., Mar. 22, 1864; s. 
James B. and Matilda (Ross) Clow; ed. public 
schools, Pittsburgh and Chicago until 1884; 
m. Chicago, Nov. 16, 1900, Hattie B. Earth. 
After leaving school in 1884 entered the busi- 
ness of James B. Clow & Sons, manufacturers 
of water-works and plumbers' supplies, and 
after serving the firm in subordinate capacities 
until he became familiar with the business 
was admitted to partnership, and upon the 
incorporation of the company became 2d vice- 
pres., which position still holds. Clubs: Union 
League, Chicago Athletic. Office: 342 Franklin 
St. Residence: 1092 Sheridan Rd. 

CLOW, Harry Beach, sec. James B. Clow & 
Sons, plumbers' supplies; b. Allegheny, Pa., 
Feb. 11, 1868; s. James B. and Matilda (Ross) 
Clow; ed. public schools; grad. North Division 
High School, Chicago, 1885; m. Chicago, Jan. 
6, 1892, Elizabeth F. McNally; children: Helen, 



Marion, Harry B., Jr. On leaving school, 1885. 
took a minor position with James B. Clow & 
bons, and lias since been continuously with that 
house; since 1904 has been sec. of James B 
Clow & Sons. Republican. Presbyterian. Clubs: 
Union League, Glen View. Mem. Royal Ar- 
canum Office: 350 Franklin St. Residence: 834 
N. Park Av. 

CLOW, James Beach, pres. James B. Clow 
Jfe toons, plumbers' supplies; b. North Sewiok- 
ley, Pa., Mar. 17, 1832; s Samuel C and 
Sophia Hull (Lusk) Clow; ed public schools 
of Pennsylvania. Served in Civil War; was 
commissioned as capt., and served in the 
commissary dept. under Gen. McCaull- m 
wniif C " n" , 1859 i ^tilda Ross; childre! 
iTSJ^S E " Charles R., Harry B., James C. In 
1865 began in manufacture of iron pipe at 
Pittsburgh, Pa.; in 1875, removed to Chicago 
and continued in the same business as rep- 
resentative of the National Tube Works until 
18 1 8, when established firm of James B Clow 
& Son; incorporated, 1894, as James B. Clow 
& Sons, manufacturers of cast iron water 
pipe, heating materials and plumbers' sup- 
plies, of which is pres.; manufacturing plant 
f L ^ eWC P mer ^ ow > n ' .- Mason (32). Office: 
3 i/^? k il n St Resi dence: 1092 Sheridan Rd. 
CLOW, William E., vice-pres. James B. Clow 
& Sons; b. Industry, Pa., Sept. 23, 1860; B 
James B. and Matilda (Ross) Clow; ed. public 
schools, Pittsburgh, Pa.; m. Pittsburgh. Pa 
Smtfi *' y 82 V Ma T r&aret A. Sarver; children:' 
William E., Jr., Kent S., Martha M. Began 
jH^&fS 8 llf f , at Pittsburgh with his father 
in 1877, and in 1880, when the business of 
James B. Clow & Sons was established in Chi- 
cago, became a mem. of the firm, a leader 
among manufacturers plumbing and sanitary 
supplies, and upon the subsequent incorpora- 
tion of the company was elected vice-pres. 
Clubs: Merchants, Union Leasrne, Onwentsia 
Edgewater. Office: 342 Franklin St. Residence: 
50 Buena Av. 

COATS, William Edwin, public appraiser- 
b. Woodstock, 111., Aug. 24, 1851; s. Henry C 
and Susan (St. Clair) Coats; ed. public schools 
and Northwestern Univ.; completed course in 
engineering; m. Grand Rapids, Wis., Apr 14 
1876, Sophie Fontaine; children: Susan, Ger- 
trude, Marie. On leaving school in 1873 began 
practice as civil engineer on the River division 
of the C., M. & St. P. R. R., was largely en- 
gaged in railroad construction work; resided 
in Sparta, Wis., and was elected mayor of that 
city in 1891; since 1893 in Chicago, engaged 
in business as public appraiser and now pres. 
of Coats & Burchard Co. Republican. Club: 
Hamilton. Office: 159 LaSalle St. Residence: 
1519 Wilson Av. 

COBB, Albert Wheelwright, manufacturer; 
b. Brookline, Mass., May 31, 1852; s. Albert A. 
and Mary (Candler) Cobb; ed. public schools, 
Brookline, Mass., and Harvard College, gradu- 
ating, A.B., 1872: m. Vergennes, Vt., 1877, Car- 
oline Pierpont; Children: Albert A., Jr., John 
Pierpont, Annie Lawrence, Evelyn Pierpont. 
Charles Lawrence, Malcolm, Elizabeth Dai- 
lam. After graduation from college, In 1872, 
established in East India importing business 
at Boston, Mass.; removed to Chicago, 1875, 
and continued in same line until 1892, when he 
entered the Cobb Chocolate Co., which was 
originally established in Dedham, Mass., In 
1875, and was moved to Chicago in 1891. The 
company was incorporated in Illinois, 1893, 
pnrj tip i=s now Us prps. TndPDfmflp.nt In poli- 
tics. Club: Union. Office: 374-86 Illinois St. 
Residence: Lake Forest, 111. 

COBB, Benjamin Franklin, editor of the 
Lumber Review; b. Boston, Mass., Jan. 24, 
1844; s. Calvin Percival and Eliza (Gilchrist) 
Cobb; ed. public schools of Massachusetts; m., 
1st, Manchester, N. H., 1865, Miss Fannie 
Hook; children: George F., Gertrude E.; m., 
2d, Milwaukee, Wis., 1895, Miss Gallic Lyon. 



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Was in merchant marine service as seaman 
and mate, 1856-61; yeoman in U. S. N. from 
1861 to 1864. Engaged in lumber business, 
after leaving navy, operating in Mexico and 
the Southern States, then was in the news- 
paper and publishing business, now being 
pres. of the Lumber Review Co. and editor 
of the Lumber Review, and pres. of the Sco- 
fleld Publishing Co. Author: Yankee Mother 
Goose; Tom Clingstone's Letters; Richard 
Vaughn; Realm of the Retail Lumberman. Re- 
publican. Clubs: Hamilton, Press. Office: 356 
Dearborn St. 

COBB, Eminons Bradley, soap manufactur- 
er; b. Oct. 21, 1849; s. Lemi Bradley and Mary 
Ann (Emmons) Cobb; ed. public schools; m. 
Mendota, 111., Elizabeth Scott. Since 1878 has 
been associated with the soap mfg. business 
of Graham Bros. & Co.; in 1884 purchased an 
interest and formed partnership with Charles 
L. Adams, Mr. Henry J. Heister also becom- 
ing a partner, 1902. On death of Mr. Adams 
became senior partner (with Mr. Heister as 
only other mem.) in firm of Graham Bros. & 
Co., manufacturers of toilet soaps. Republi- 
can. Formerly mem. 1st Regt. I. N. G. Clubs: 
Illinois, Westward Ho. Office: 421 W. Lake St. 
Residence: 147 Ashland Boul. 

COBB, George WadBworth, real estate; b. 
Brookline, Mass., Apr. 2, 1865; s. Albert Ad- 
ams and Mary Russell (Candler) Cobb; pre- 
pared for college at Noble's Preparatory 
School, Boston; grad. Harvard College, A.B., 
1886; m. Henderson, Ky., Oct. 25, 1893, Eliza- 
beth S. Dallam; children: George Wadsworth, 
Jr., Richard Henderson. After graduation 
spent 2 years in his father's office in Boston, 
in the Calcutta business; came to Chicago, 
1888, and after a year spent in study in the 
different real estate and mortgage offices, 
opened his own office in 1889, under style of 
George W. Cobb & Co. Clubs: Chicago, Har- 
vard, Onwentsia. Office: 107 Dearborn St. 

COBB, Henry Ives, architect; b. Brookline, 
Mass., Aug. 19, 1859; ed. private and public 
schools and at Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology; grad. Harvard, 1880; m. 1882, 
Emma M. Smith, New York. He entered an 
architect's office in Boston, and in 1881 came 
to Chicago; established practice, and was 
architect for Chicago Opera House, Newberry 
Library, Univ. of Chicago, Church of the 
Atonement, and many prominent residence, 
business and public buildings in Chicago and 
other cities; one of the Nat. Board of Archi- 
tects of World's Columbian Exposition, 1893; 
now retained as special architect for U. S. 
Government; also large general practice 
throughout the country including the Penn- 
sylvania State Capitol, U. S. Government 
buildings at Chicago, League Island, Annapo- 
lis, etc., and the Am. Univ. at Washington, 
and many other prominent buildings. Office: 
115 Broadway, N. Y. Residence: 5 E. 9th St., 
New York. 

COBB, Joseph Pettee, physician; b. Massa- 
chusetts, June 12, 1857; grad. Harvard, 1879; 
M.D., Hahnemann, Chicago, 1883; m. Sept. 18, 
1882, Edith H. Perseus, Milwaukee. Senior 
prof, pediatrics, Hahnemann College; clinical 
prof, diseases of children, Hahnemann Hosp.; 
ex-pres. Am. Institute of Homoeopathy, 1903. 
Residence: 254 E. 47th St. Office: Heyworth 
Bldg. 

COBB, "Walter Franklin, merchant and 
manufacturer, retired; b. Montpelier, Vt., Jan. 
18, 1844; s. George W. and Mary E. (Day) 
Cobb; family came west in 1846, and located 
in Chicago; ed. public schools, followed by 
business education; m. May 31, 1877, Carrie 
J., daughter of Gardner C. Fisk, of Oaklawn, 
Cal. Began business life as messenger and 
clerk in banking house of J. M. Adsit; later 
4 years bookkeeper with C. S. Hutchins & Co., 
commission merchants; later became partner, 
successively, in firms of C. A. Knight & Co., 



Knight, Baker & Co., and William T. Baker & 
Co. In 1887 he retired from the grain busi- 
ness, but served as a dir. of the South Chi- 
cago Furnace Co., and the Indiana Coal R R 
Co., and was several years a dir. and vice- 
pres. of the Chicago Shipbuilding Co.; resign- 
ing 1899. Clubs: Chicago, Chicago Golf, On- 
wentsia, Saddle and Cycle. Office: The Rook- 
ery. Residence: 138 Rusli St 

COBE, Ira Maurice, investment banker and 
promoter; b. Boston, Mass., Oct. 29, 1866- s 
Mark H. and Eva (Morris) Cobe; ed. public 
schools, Lawrence, Mass.; Boston Univ m 
Belfast, Me., Mar. 19, 1892, Annie E. Watts' 
Admitted to Suffolk Co., Mass., bar, Boston 
1888, and practiced law in Boston 4 years; in 
1892 joined in organizing the firm of Cobe & 
McKinnon, investments, in which continues 
Also, since 1898, 1st vice-pres. of the Assets 
Realization Co.; and is, in addition, a dir of 
the Chicago Title and Trust Co., and treas 
and dir. of the Illinois Straw Products Co. Re- 
publican. Clubs: Hamilton (life mem.), Chica- 
go Athletic, Chicago Automobile (dir.), Mid- 
Day. Office: 100 Washington St. Residence: 
Kenwood Hotel. 

COBE UN, Camden M., M. E. clergyman; b 
Uniontown, Pa., Apr. 19, 1855; s. S. P and 
Mary Ellen Cobern; grad. Allegheny College, 
1876, A.M., 1878; grad. Theological School 
Boston Univ., S.T.B., 1883 (Ph.D., Grant 
Univ., D.D., Allegheny College); m. Erie, Pa 
Sept. 4, 1883, Ernestine Craft. Studied in Eng- 
land and Germany, 1889-90. In M. E. ministry 
since 1876. Mem. Biblical Archaeological Soc , 
Victoria Inst., Am. Oriental Soc., hon. sec. 
Egyptian Exploration Soc. (For book and writ- 
ings, see Who's Who in America.) Now pastor 
St. James M. E. Church, Chicago. Address: 
4611 Ellis Av. 

COBURN, Lewis ., patent lawyer; b. East 
Montpelier, Vt., Nov. 2, 1834; s. Lamed and 
Lovisa (Allen) Coburn; ed. district school and 
local acad. ; taught district school at 16; en- 
tered Univ. of Vermont, graduating, A B 
1859; grad. Harvard Law School, 1861; m. 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 1881, Miss Anna Swan. Ad- 
mitted to bar at Boston, 1861; came to Chi- 
cago, and with William E. Marrs began prac- 
tice, making a specialty in patent law, firm 
name being Coburn & Marrs. While in Ver- 
mont on a visit in 1863, entered army, in re- 
sponse to call of the President for more troops, 
as capt. in a Vermont regt., and fought at 
Gettysburg, rejoining his partner when term 
expired and resumed business in Chicago, and 
after Mr. Marrs died, 1868, conducted the busi- 
ness alone until 1875, when Hon. John M 
Thatcher resigned the office of U. S. Commis- 
sioner of Patents to join him in business; firm 
now Coburn & McRoberts. Was one of found- 
ers of the Chicago Athenaeum. Governing 
mem. Art Institute; mem. Chicago Historical 
Soc. Clubs: Union League (was its first pres ), 
Onwentsia, Calumet, Washington Park. Office: 
Monadnock Blk. Residence: 1819 Michigan Av. 

COCHBAN, Aaron William, real estate; b 
Springfield, O., Jan. 9, 1855; s. Samuel and 
Elizabeth (Neer) Cochran; grad. Wittenberg 
College, Springfield, 1876; m. Park Ridge, 111., 
Aug. 9, 1885, Augusta Becker; children: George 
S., Clarence A. Began in real estate business 
with John S. Ranney, Apr. 3, 1877; next with 
Ranney & Cole; next with father; then with 
Eldridge & Tourtelotte, and Mar. 1, 1885, went 
with Griffin & Dwight, as mgr. ; firm built 
Haymarket Theatre and moved office there in 
1890; on death of Mr. Griffin, 1899, became 
partner in Walter Dwight & Co. Now in busi- 
ness alone. Republican. Trustee of Village 
Board of Park Ridge, 4 years. Mem. K. P. Of- 
fice: 171 Washington St. Residence: Park 
Ridge, 111. 

COCHRAN, John Lewis, real estate dealer; 
b. Sacramento, Calif., Mar. 23, 1857; s. John 
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Philadelphia High School and Louderback Col- in the old Central Music Hall Bldg Business 
lege; m. Philadelphia, Nov. 3, 1892, Alice became a corporation, 1899, under the style of 
Vanuxem; children: Elizabeth Vanuxem (died Aimer Coc, Optician, Inc., of which Is pres. 
at 5^ years), John Lewis, Jr., Louis Vanuxem. and treas., manufacturers and retailers of 
Engaged in real estate business in Chicago optical goods. Republican. Mason Presbyte- 
since 1884; designer and builder of Edge- rian. Clubs: Kenwood, Chicago Athletic, Home- 
water, an attractive residence district on the wood. Office: 74 State St. Residence- 4830 Ken- 
shore of Lake Michigan, 7 miles north from wood Av. 

Madison St., and is still engaged in handling COE, George Albert, John Evans prof phi- 
Edgewater property, principally under firm losophy, Northwestern Univ., since 1893 (See 
style Cochran & McCluer, since Jan. 1, 1904. Who's Who in America for sketch.) Address: 
Pres. Edgewater Coal Co.; dir. Chicago Title 620 University PI., Evanston, 111 
and Trust Co. Republican. Episcopalian. COFFEEN, Milo Lester, lawyer; b Antwerp 
Clubs: Saddle and Cycle (pres.), University, Jefferson Co., N. Y., Dec. 20, 1850; s William 
Onwentsia, Chicago, Edgewater Golf, Mid- L. G. and Helen E. (Lester) Coffeen; ed pub- 
Day (sec. and treas.). Office: 107 Dearborn St. lie school, Libertyville, 111.; Waukegan (111.) 
Residence: 591 N. State St. Acad., 1867-8; Illinois Normal School, Normal, 

CODY, Arthur Buck, lawyer; b. Naperville, 111., 1868-9; Union College of Law (law dept 

Du Page Co., 111., Sept. 26, 1860; s. Judge old Chicago Univ.), 1869-71, graduating, LL.B., 

Hiram Hitchcock and Philomela E. (Sedgwick) June, 1871; m. Chicago, Dec. 13, 1877, Martha 

Cody; grad. Northwestern College, Naperville, Martin; children: Mae, Henry Martin (grad. 

111., A.M., 1879; m., 1st, Grace Goodrich; chil- Yale, 1902), Lester. Was employed in law of- 

dren: Hiram Sedgwick, Helen Harriet, Caryl; flee of Van Arman & Vallette while pursuing 

m., 2d, Toronto, Ont., June 1, 1898, Clara law studies in college; appointed to clerkship 

Cochrane; 1 son: Arthur Cochrane; read law in Superior Court of Cook Co. by Col. Augustus 

In father's office, 1881-3; admitted to bar, 1883; Jacobson, then clerk of the Court, just before 

in 1886 became associated with his father in the great fire of 1871; assisted in restoring 

law firm of Hiram H. Cody & Son, which be- the Court records after fire and acted as chief 

came, on admission of younger brother, Hope deputy clerk until 1879; partner with Emery 

Reed Cody, Hiram H. Cody & Sons. Hiram H. A. Storrs, 1879-80, then practiced alone until 

Cody retired, 1893, but firm name continued entering firm of Tenney, Bashford & Tenny, 

until death of Hope Reed Cody, 1899, when in 1887; soon after George Driggs came into 

business was taken over by Cody & Woodle, the firm and after his election as judge of the 

and 2 years later by present firm of Cody, Superior Court, firm changed to Tenney, Church 

Eaton & McConahey. Sec. and dlr. Page Woven & Coffeen. In 1895 Judge Samuel P. McConnell 

Wire Fence Co. Republican. Congregationalist. resigned from Circuit bench and firm became 

Mason, Mem. Royal Arcanum, Royal League, Tenney, McConnell, Coffeen & Harding until 

Nat. Union, North Am. Union. Clubs: Hamil- Judce McConnell removed to New York, 1898; 

ton, Union League, Chicago Athletic. Office: since then of Tenney, Coffeen, Harding & Wil- 

135 Adams St. Residence: 6030 Jefferson Av. kerson. Dir. Kellogg Switchboard and Supply 

CODY, Hiram Hitchcock, retired jurist; b. Co., and other corporations. Republican. Mem. 
Vernon Center, Oneida Co., N. Y., June 11, Chicago Bar Assn., Illinois State Bar Assn., 
1824; s. Hiram and Huldah (Hitchcock) Cody; Chicago Historical Soc., Am. Historical Soc. 
was prepared for Hamilton College, N. Y., Clubs: Chicago, City, Midlothian. Office: 205 
but business reverses of father prevented the LaSalle St. Residence: 3133 Calumet Av. 
completion of college course; removed with COFFIN, Charles Henry, investment securl- 
father's family, 1843, to Illinois; lived 1 year ties; b. Richmond, Ind., Sept. 1, 1851; s. 
at Lisbon, Kendall Co., and in 1844 settled at Charles F. and Rhoda (Johnson) Coffin; ed. 
Bloomingdale, DuPage Co.; m. Bloomingdale, private schools and by tutors; m. Richmond, 
Dec. 31, 1846, Philomela E., daughter of Park- Ind., Dec. 10, 1873, Flora Howells (now de- 
er Sedgwick, M.D. ; children: Charles Caroll ceased); children: Rhoda Howells, Ruth (Mrs. 
(deceased), Minnie P. (deceased), Rosalie Collins), Charles Howells, Flora Howells, 
May, Hiram Sedgwick (deceased), Sherman Francis J. H. Entered State Bank of Indiana 
Parker, Herbert George (deceased). Arthur in 1863, vice-pres. of same, 1873-84, and officer 
Buck, Huldah Caroline, Frances Adeline (now in many incorporated companies. Began deal- 
Mrs. Sattley), Grace Ethelwyn. Hope Reed (de- ing in municipal securities and U. S. bonds in 
ceased). Resided at Bloomingdale until 1847, 1867; established business in Chicago, 1884; 
when was elected County Commissioners' was vice-pres. Municipal Investment Co., 1886- 
clerk of DuPage Co., 111., when he removed to 1899. Independent in politics. Episcopalian. 
Naperville. Elected first county clerk of Du- Has winter home, Roseheart, at Pass Chris- 
Page Co., 1849; admitted to bar, June, 1851, tian, Miss. Clubs: Union League, Church, Ex- 
while so serving; county judare of DuPage moor. Office: Mailers Bldg. Residence: High- 
Co., 1860: elected, 1869. mem. Illinois Consti- land Park, 111. 

tutional Convention of 1870, in which was COFFIN 1 , Charles Forter, credit man Illinois 
chairman of the Committee on Revision and Steel Co.; b. Batavia, 111., Apr. 23, 1858; a. 
Adjustment: elected, 1874, judge 4th Judicial William and Mary Elizabeth (Lockwood) Cof- 
Circuit, afterward merged in 12th Circuit; fin; ed. public school, Batavia, 111., until 1873; 
upon expiration of term, 1879. formed co- preparatory dept. Ripon (Wis.) College, 1873- 
partnership in Chicago with Elbert H. and 1876; Phillips Acad., Exeter, N. H., 1876-7; 
Noah E. Gary, as law firm of Gary, Cody & Ripon College, 1877-8; Yale College, 1878-81, 
Gary, until 1886; then with his son, 'Arthur B. A.B., 1881; m. Escanaba, Mich., Jan. 26, 1886, 
Cody, and afterward also his youngest son. Adeline Chadwick Selden; children: Sarah Lay, 
Hope Reed Cody, as' Hiram H. Cody & Sons; William King (died in infancy). After leaving 
removed residence from Naperville to Chi- college was with C. McCulloch Beecher & Co., 
cago, 1890; retired from active practice. 1893, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1881-4; since 1884 in 
and removed to Pasadena, Calif., but returned Chicago, most of time as sec. and treas. of 
to Chicago, 1897. Democrat; but voted twice the Minnesota Iron Co., until Sept., 1902. when 
for McKinley on financial Issue. Congrega- became dir. and credit man of the Illinois 
tlonalist; was 25 years supt. Naperville Con- Steel Co. Occasional contributor to periodicals, 
gregational Sunday School. Mason: Euclid Clubs: University, Chicago. Office: The Rook- 
Lodge, Naperville. Residence: 213 E. 61st St. ery. Residence: 1130 Michigan Av., Evanston. 

COE, Aimer, optician; b. Marysville, O. ; 8. COFFIN, Gorham Bartlett, paints; b. New- 
Moses and Martha (Boal) Coe; ed. public buryport, Mass., Dec. 18, 1846; s. Ca.pt. George 
schools; m. Elizabeth Scott; 1 daughter: Helen, and Sophronia (Richards) Coffin; ed. common 
Came to Chicago, 1880; began in optical busl- school and 2 years in Newburyport High 
ness, 1882; established business for self, 1886, School; m. Chicago, Feb. 8, 1875, Helen Green; 



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children: Percy B., Graf ton W., Helen R., 
Ralph T., Ruth A. Beginning as a boy, 14 
years old, was trained in the paint business in 
store of Banker & Carpenter, Boston, and their 
successors, Carpenter, Morton & Co., for 7 
years; came to Chicago and was with Heath 
& Milligan, 1870-82; resigned to become vice- 
pres. of Coffin, Devoe & Co., introducing the 
Devoe products (P. W. Devoe & Co., New 
York) in the West, but upon the consolida- 
tion of Devoe & Raynolds resigned and re- 
turned to the Heath & Milligan Mfg. Co., Jan., 
1893; since then general salesman for that 
company, now managing Ry. dept. Republican. 
Universalist. Served as lieut. 1st Mass. Regt., 
1863-9, lieut. 1st 111. Infy., 1879-82. Mason: 
Past Master Covenant Lodge, 1877; Past High 
Priest York Chapter, 1880; Past Commander 
St. Bernard Commandery, K. T. Chicago, 1887; 
Columbia Commandery K. T., 1902. Clubs: 
Mencken, The Oaks, The Pullman, The Rail- 
way, Westward Ho. Office: 170-2 Randolph St. 
Residence: 124 S. Park Av., Austin. 

COFBAN, John William Gunnison, lire un- 
derwriter; b. Goshen, N. H., June 13, 1855; s. 
Stephen B. and Alma J. (Gunnison) Cpfran; 
ed. district school, Goshen, N. H. ; Kim ball 
Union Acad., Meriden, N. H. ; m. San Fran- 
cisco, Calif., 1889, Mary C. Cpnroy. Began in 
insurance business as clerk with the Commer- 
cial Insurance Co. of California, at San Fran- 
cisco, 1874, becoming its special agent, 1879; 
special agent Hartford Fire Insurance Co. at 
Portland, Ore., 1881; mgr. Pacific dept. at San 
Francisco, 1885; asst. general agent, 1895-6, 
and general agent since 1896, Western dept., 
Hartford Fire Insurance Co., comprising 23 
States and Territories. Republican. Clubs: Un- 
ion League, Glen View; also Pacific Union and 
Olympic Clubs, San Francisco. Office: 171 La 
Salle St. Residence: Auditorium Hotel. 

COHEN, Seymour Norton, lawyer; b. Chica- 
go, June 27, 1878; s. Samuel and Minerva Co- 
hen; ed. Princeton- Yale Preparatory School, 
Univ. of Chicago, Chicago-Kent College of 
Law, graduating in class of 1898. Admitted to 
bar by Supreme Court of Illinois in 1897, and 
has from that time been engaged in general 
practice as an atty. and counselor at law, but 
devoting m;ich time to the promoting of com- 
mercial and financial enterprises. Republican. 
Club: Lakeside. Office: Tribune Bldg. 

COHN, Moses Louis, inspector of agencies, 
Northwestern Branch Royal Union Mutual 
Life Insurance Co.; b. Fond du Lac, Wis., Aug. 
6, 1857; s. Louis and Babette (Kahnlein) Cohn; 
ed. public schools; m. Chicago, Jan. 16, 1895, 
Minnie Smith; 1 son: Lyman Gage Cohn. Be- 
gan business career at the age of 18, as cigar 
manufacturer and salesman with his father, 
under the style of Louis Cohn & Son; and con- 
tinued in that connection for 13 years; after 
that for 9 years with the New York Life In- 
surance Co., first as solicitor and later as 
general agent, with headquarters at New Or- 
leans; moved to Chicago in 1898, and took 
present position as inspector of agencies, cov- 
ering 6 states, for Royal Union Mutual Lifa 
Ins. Co. Also sec. and treas. of the Union De- 
velopment Co., and sec. and treas. of the Fed- 
erated Mines and Milling Co. Independent in 
politics. Jewish religion. Office: Continental 
Bank Bldg. Residence: 3532 Calumet Av. 

COLBORNE, Oliver, manufacturer; b. near 
London, Eng., Mar. 24, 1852; s. Charles and 
Elizabeth Colborne; came with parents to Wis- 
consin and ed. public schools of that State; 
m. Neenah, Wis., 1874, Mary K. Deal; chil- 
dren: Ida E., Olive E. Began work as machin- 
ist when 16 years old, in Wisconsin; came 
from Decatur, 111., to Chicago in 1878, and in 
1879 established the Colborne Mfg. Co., manu- 
facturers of machinery, of which he is pres. 
Republican. Office: 31-41 Indiana St. Residence: 
693 Evanston Av. 



COLBUBN, Joseph Elliott, oculist and aur- 
ist; b. Massena, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., Sept. 
22, 1853; s. Alfred Reaves and Maria P. (El- 
liott) Colburn; ed. public school of New York 
State and grad. Albany Med. College, M.D., 
1877; m., 1st, Letltia M. Ellis (now deceased); 
m., 2d, Eleanor R. Gump; children: George Al- 
fred, Avery Reaves, Joseph Elliott, Ruth. En- 
gaged in practice of medicine since 1877; spe- 
cialist in diseases of the eye and ear. Has oc- 
cupied positions of ophthalmic surgeon in 
Cook Co. Hosp. and asst. ophthalmic surgeon 
in Illinois State Eye and Ear Infirmary; prof, 
of ophthalmology in Chicago Policlinic, and 
in Chicago Eye, Ear, Throat and Nose Hosp. 
and College; asst. to dept. of ophthalmology, 
Central Free Dispensary. Author of a book 
of Clinical Lectures on Diseases of the Eye, 
and of monographs on diseases of the eye and 
allied subjects. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc. and 
other local med. socs., and of Am. Acad. of 
Ophthalmology. Ex-pres. of Western Soc. of 
Ophthalmology; ex-vice-pres. of the Chicago 
Soc. of Artists. Office: 57 Washington St. Res- 
idence: Highland Park, 111. 

COLBY, Francis T., lawyer; b. Chicago, 
Sept. 27, 1860; s. Andrew J. and Mary (Whe- 
lan) Colby; ed. Chicago public schools and old 
Chicago Univ., graduating 1880 with class 
honors; studied law concurrently with Univer- 
sity course, under Judge James Goggin; m. 
Nov. 27, 1882, Rose L. Sullivan; children: 
Francis Everett (deceased), Francesca Bea- 
trice, Rosita Marie (deceased), Evelyn Flor- 
ence Cecelia, Genevieve Lucile, Imogene Hel- 
en. Admitted to bar, 1881. Mem. Chicago Bar 
Assn., Chicago Law Institute, Am. Bar Assn. 
Democrat; was nominated in 1888 by the 
Workingmen's Party for State's Atty., and al- 
though he declined the nomination his name 
was retained on the ticket and received over 
12,000 votes. Appointed inspector of rifle prac- 
tice Hibernian Rifles, with rank of capt., 1889, 
later elected colonel, and re-elected 1893; com- 
manded the 7th Regt, I. N. G., in the riots of 
1894. Club: City. Office: 163 Randolph St. 
Residence: 284 S. Campbell Av. 

COLBY, John Augustus, furniture; b. Frye- 
burg, Me., Apr. 1, 1833; reared on farm; ed. 
public schools, Fryeburg, Me.; m. Boston, 
Mass., Abigail F. Cady; 1 son: Henry Cady. 
Established in Boston, under his individual 
name, as dealer in books and stationery until 
1857; in same business in Chicago, 1857-64; 
in furniture business, firm of Colby & Wirts, 
1864-79; since 1879, head of firm of John A. 
Colby & Sons, manufacturers and retailers of 
furniture. Office: 148-54 Wabash Av. Resi- 
dence: winter, Los Angeles, Calif.; summer, 
Delavan, Wis. 

COLE, Aaron Hodgman, biologist; b. Green- 
wich, N. Y., Oct. 21, 1856; s. Morgan C. (M.D.) 
and Lydia Ann (Hodgman) Cole; grad. Col- 
gate Univ., 1884; A.M., 1887; studied in Johns 
Hopkins Univ., 1889; Univ. of Chicago, 1893, 
1896 and 1898; m. Greenwich, N. Y., Dec. 29, 
1885, Emma Sarah Mason. (For details of 
career see Who's Who in America.) Address: 
5715 Monroe Av. 

COLE, Delavan Burdette, lawyer; b. Fond 
du Lac, Wis., Feb. 17, 1867; s. Walter D. and 
Alice (Stoddard) Cole; d. Second Normal 
School of Minnesota, Mankato, and high 
school, Crystal Lake, Minn.; was principal of 
schools, Slayton, Minn., 1888-9; grad. law dept. 
Lake Forest Univ., 1891; m. Slayton, Minn., 
1889, Olivia A. Reeve; 1 son: John R. Admitted 
to Illinois bar, 1892, and has since practiced 
in Chicago; atty. for West Chicago Park Com- 
missioners, 1900-4. Republican. Club: Hamil- 
ton. Office: Reaper Blk. Residence: 328 Marsh- 
field Av. 

COLE, Ernest Chapin, manufacturer; b. 
Mount Pleasant, la., Jan. 18, 1858; s. William 
Raemy and Cordelia (Throop) Cole; ed. public 
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, grad. 
Iowa Wesleyan Univ., B.A., 1881; read law 
and was admitted to Iowa bar; m. Mount 
Pleasant, la., Mar. 9, 1881, Jennie Brown Corn- 
stock; children: Clifford Comstock, Genevieve, 
Margaret, Ernest Raemy. Was in real estate 
business, 1881-4; retailer of hardware at Coun- 
cil Bluffs, la. With 2 brothers, organized in 
1893 the Cole Mfg. Co., of which he is pres. 
Republican. Unitarian. Club: Colonial. Office: 
3218 S. Western Av. Residence: 4730 Green- 
wood Av. 

COLE, Francis Bicliard, lawyer; b. Chicago, 
June 19, 1871; s. Richard and Elizabeth 
(Byrne) Cole; ed. public and high schools 
of Chicago, Lake Forest Univ., College of 
Higher Sciences, and Soper's School of Ora- 
tory; has degrees of LL.B., Ph.D. and LL.D. ; 
m. Chicago, July, 1895, Sadie Clucas; children: 
Sylvia Elizabeth, Anna Bernice. Admitted to 
bar, 1892; nominated for judge by Labor Re- 
form League, and also candidate for judge 
of Superior Court on People's ticket, '1898; 
was chairman county committee, Populist 
party, 1897-9, and mem. of Populist Nat. Com- 
mittee; pres. of the Citizens' Sovereignty 
Assn., 1896-1900; pres. Chicago branch of Co- 
lumbian College of Citizenship; vice-pres. of 
the national organization and chairman of 
faculty in economic dept. Writer of pam- 
phlets on the Initiative and Referendum, Pro- 
portional Representation, Civil Service Reform, 
Public Ownership of National Monopolies, etc., 
and of widely circulated campaign pamphlet 
"Civilization, Bryan and the Times." Inde- 
pendent Democrat. Office and residence: 3958 
S. Western Av. 

COLE, George ., stationer and printer; b. 
Jackson, Mich., Mar. 2, 1845; s. Ichabod and 
Sarah H. Cole; ed. public schools, Jackson; m. 
Chicago, June 20, 1878, Lois T. Milnes; chil- 
dren: Theodore B., Henry Munroe. Served 2 
years as private, 10th Mich. Vol. Inf. during 
Civil War. In business as stationer and print- 
er, Chicago, since Mar., 1878. Independent Re- 
publican. Organized, 1896, pres., 1896-9, Mu- 
nicipal Voters' League; pres. Citizens' Assn., 
2 years; now pres. Legislative Voters' League. 
Pres. George E. Cole Co., stationers and print- 
ers. Clubs: Union League, City. Office: 86 
Dearborn St. Residence: 3539 Grand Boul. 

COLE, Henry A., wholesale commission 
merchant in window glass; b. Cheshire, Berk- 
shire Co., Mass., Feb. 19, 1850; s. Dr. Lansing 
J. and Caroline A. (Mason) Cole; attended 
public and private schools in Cheshire and 
Lanesboro, Berkshire Co., Mass., 1 year at 
Whitesboro, N. Y., Acad., and 1 year at Mon- 
roe Collegiate Institute, Elbridge, N. Y. ; m. 
Ottawa, 111., June 1, 1881, Kate S. Eldredge; 
children: Marie Eldredge, Emma Caroline, 
Henry Eldredge, Gordon Earle, Robert Mason. 
Was connected with Ottawa Glass Co., Ot- 
tawa, 111., manufacturers of window glass, as 
shipping clerk, bookkeeper, traveling sales- 
man, dir. and gen. mgr., 1871-87, when the 
Ottawa Glass Co. was absorbed by the United 
Glass Co.; was office mgr. for the United 
Glass Co., Ottawa, 111., plant, 1887-92, and sec. 
of the United Glass Co., Chicago, 1892-6; re- 
signed from the United Glass Co., 1896, and 
established in present business. Republican. 
Congregationalist. Club: Oak Park. Office: 324 
Dearborn St. Residence: 234 N. Kenilworth 
Av.. Oak Park, 111. 

COLE, Howard Grant, pres. Mississippi Val- 
ley Realty Co.; b. Parkersburg, W. Va., May 
1, 1868; s. J. H. and Bettie (Dudley) Cole; ed. 
public schools, Parkersburg, W. Va., to 1887; 
M., 1st, 1892, Ruth Atwood; m., 2d, Atlanta, 
Ga., Jan. 1, 1900, Hattie Dunwoodie; children: 
Atwood Dunwoodie, Harriet, James Howard. 
After leaving school became cashier of the 
State Savings Bank of Roanoke, Va., 1887-9; 
in 1889 went south and was engaged in land 
business in Louisiana and Mississippi; was 
resident in Vicksburg, Miss., 5 years before 



coming to Chicago, Apr. 1, 1904. Pres. Missis- 
sippi Realty Co., incorporated in 1899 and 
operating in timber lands in the states of Mis- 
sissippi and Louisiana. Republican. Office: Ry. 
Exchange. Residence: 4932 Lake Av. 

COLE, Bossetter Qleasou, composer, music 
teacher; b. Michigan, Feb. 5, 1866; grad. Univ. 
of Michigan, Ph.B., 1888; m. 1896, Fannie 
Louise Gwinner (pianist, teacher). Studied 
music In Berlin, 1890-2; won, by competitive 
examination, scholarship in the Royal Meister- 
schule for composition, with free tuition, un- 
der Max Bruch; dir. school of music and prof, 
music Ripon (Wis.) College, 1892-4; prof, mu- 
sic, Iowa College, 1894-1901. Mem. New York 
Manuscript Soc. ; also Manuscript Soc. of Chi- 
cago; vice-pres. for Iowa, 1897-1900, pres., 
1902-3, Music Teachers' Nat. Assn. Editor of 
Good Music. Composer of a lyrical cantata. 
The Passing of Summer, 1902; Hiawatha's 
Wooing, 1904, and 45 other published composi- 
tions for the voice, piano, organ, chorus and 
orchestra. Office: Fine Arts Bldg. Residence: 
5808 Prairie Av. 

COLEMAN, Julius Archer, lawyer; b. Mo- 
bile, Ala., May 1, 1849; s. James Archer and 
Sarah Ann (Kennedy) Coleman; grad. Wabash 
College, Crawfordsville, Ind., A.B. and M.A. 
(valedictorian), 1870; m. Apr. 29, 1873, Nannie 
D. McCormick; children: Martha Sherman (now 
Mrs. S. S. Sherman), Julia (now Mrs. C. M. 
Dunning), Leila (now Mrs. Arthur Fox), Ann. 
On leaving college began study of law and 
was admitted to bar at Henderson, Ky., 1871; 
practiced law there until 1876; came to Chi- 
cago in 1886; was engaged in real estate busi- 
ness for some years, resuming practice of law 
in 1894; since then making a specialty of me- 
chanics' liens and building contracts. Author 
of text book on Law of Mechanics' Liens for 
the State of Illinois. Subsequently drafted the 
law which is substantially the present law of 
Illinois. His work and his part In the legisla- 
tion of the state have given him the name of 
the father of the Illinois Mechanics' Lien Law 
and a high place among the law authors of 
the U. S. Office: Ashland Blk. 

COLEMAN, W. Franklin, M.D.; b. Brock- 
ville, Can., 1838; ed. public schools, 3 years at 
Brockville Grammar School, 3 years Potsdam 
(N. Y.) Acad.; 3 years in med. dept. McGill 
College, Montreal; discontinued course because 
of attack of typhoid fever, but resumed stud- 
ies 2 years later at Queen's College, Kingston, 
Can., from which was grad. with honors in 
1863; m. St. John, N. B., 1882, Mary Winnicutt 
Hartt. Practiced medicine at Lyn, Can., 1863-9, 
then went to London and took special courses 
in diseases of the eye and ear at Moorflelds 
Eye Hosp. and London Hosp., at end of which 
took degree of M. R. C. S., England; returned 
to Canada, 1870, and formed partnership with 
Dr. Rosebrugh, in Toronto, where practiced 7 
years, during which was surgeon of Toronto 
Eye and Ear Infirmary. Went abroad in 1877 
and studied a year in the clinics of Vienna 
and Heidelberg; practiced in St. John, N. B., 
1877-84, during which time was oculist and 
aurist to the Provincial Hosp.; removed to 
Chicago, 1885, and has since practiced as a 
specialist in this city. On arriving here, find- 
ing there had not been a school for grad- 
uates in medicine, organized the Chicago Poly- 
clinic, but in 1889, the management of that 
institution proving unsatisfactory to several 
of his colleagues and himself, was active in 
organizing the Post-Graduate Med. School of 
Chicago, of which is pres. and prof, of oph- 
thalmology. Mem. Chicago Ophthalmological 
Soc., Chicago Med. Soc., Illinois State Med. 
Soc., Chicago Medico-Legal Soc.; ex-examiner 
for pension claims for eye and ear applica- 
tions. Extensive contributor to med. literature, 
especially as regards diseases of the eye. Club: 
Physicians. Office: Venetian Bldg. Residence: 
5235 Cornell Av. 



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COLEMAN, William Offden, merchant; b. 
Dixon, 111., Jan. 1, 1S64; s. John and Julia 
(Cammann) Coleman; ed. public school, Dix- 
on, 111.; m. Versailles, Ky., Nov., 1892, Annie 
Crenshaw; 1 son: William Ogden, Jr. At 18 
years of age entered employment of Burley & 
Co., china and glassware, being traveling 
salesman for the house until 25 years old; 
then in various capacities in the house In Chi- 
cago until 1898, when he became a partner in 
the firm; elected vice-pres. of the company in 
1900. Democrat. Clubs: Iroquois, Chicago Ath- 
letic. Office: 118-20 Wabash Av. Residence: 
334 Park Av., River Forest. 

COLLINS, James Hartnett, pres. Collins 
Construction Co.; b. Hiram, Portage Co., O., 
Dec. 17, 1859; s. James and Mary (Hartnett) 
Collins; ed. public schools, Hiram, O., and 
Hiram College (class of 1878); m. Chicago, 
1889, Nellie F. Collins; 1 daughter: Olive Ma- 
rie. Began business career in train service on 
the Atlantic & Great Western (now the Erie) 
R. R., as brakeman during the year 1879, and 
becoming conductor in 1880; was injured in 
an accident and was given position as telegraph 
operator on same road in 1881; in 1883 became 
asst. train despatcher; resigned from the ser- 
vice, came to Chicago and went to work for 
the Western News Co. as collector; from 1884 
to 1889 was in lake transportation business In 
the accounting dept. ; in 1889 started In real 
estate business with S. E. Gross, and In 1891 
went in the same business for self; was in the 
bond brokerage business, 1894-1900, then start- 
ed in the business of contracting for railroad 
construction, becoming pres. of the Collins 
Construction Co. Dir. of the Cheboygan, Elk- 
hart & Lake Ry. Co. Republican. Catholic. Of- 
fice: 92 LaSalle St. Residence: 398 Webster Av. 

COLLINS, Lorin Cone, lawyer; b. Windsor, 
Conn., Aug. 1, 1848; s. Lorin Cone and Mary 
(Bemis) Collins; ed. public schools, St. Paul, 
Minn., Bryant & Stratton's Business College; 
2 years at Ohio Wesleyan Univ., and 4 years 
at Northwestern Univ., Evanston, B.A. and 
M.A.; m. Evanston, 111., Sept. 17, 1873, Nellie 
Robb; children: Lorin Cone III, Grace, George 
Robb. Admitted to bar, 1874, and since then 
engaged in practice in Chicago. Republican. 
Served for 3 sessions in General Assembly of 
Illinois, and was Speaker of the House in 
1883; Circuit Judge of Cook Co., 1884-93; re- 
signed in order to resume practice. Presbyte- 
rian. Clubs: Chicago, Hamilton, Washington 
Park, Chicago Golf. Office: 100 Washington St. 
Residence: Virginia Hotel, and Wheaton, 111. 

COLLYER, William Davis, U. S. inspector 
of dairy exports; b. Andersontown, N. J., June 
8, 1856; s. Joseph M. and Elizabeth Collyer; 
ed. public school; m. Earlville, la., Sept. 23, 
1881, Margaret A. Kennedy; children: Joseph- 
ine, Frank, Agnes, Alfred, Herbert. Since leav- 
ing school has been continuously identified 
with the trade in butter and eggs, first with 
A. H. Blake, Manchester, la.; then of Collyer 
& Parrott, Lincoln, Neb.; afterward mgr. for 
A. H. Barber & Co., Chicago, then mgr. of 
produce dept. of C. F. Love & Co., Chicago; 
since 1899 broker in butter and eggs under 
firm name of Collyer & Co. Since July 1, 1901, 
U. S. inspector of dairy exports. Republican. 
Presbyterian. Mason, Modern Woodman. Of- 
fice: 210 S. Water St. Residence: 2446 N. 
Paulina St. 

COLVIN, John Henry, retired; b. Little 
Falls, Herkimer Co., N. Y., Oct. 25, 1839; s. 
Harvey D. Colvin (mayor of Chicago, 1873-6) 
and Nancy Colvin; ed. public schools and acad. 
of Little Falls, N. Y.; came to Chicago, 1854, 
and was in employ of U. S. Express Co. until 
1862, when was elected 1st lieut. of Battery M, 
1st Regt., 111. Light Artillery.; promoted to 
capt., Oct., 1863, of Colvin's Battery (which 
was afterward assigned as Battery K, 1st 
Regt. 111. Light Artillery), and served to end 
of war; m. Chicago, Mar. 7, 1872, Anna Wick- 



liffe. After war identified with numerous busi- 
ness enterprises and property interests; pres 
of the Chicago Opera House Restaurant iron, 
its inception, and treas. of the Sunnyside 
Park Co. Democrat; was nominee for coroner 
of Cook Co. against Canute R. Matson, 1880; 
alderman from the old 16th Ward, 1882-8; 
mem. and vice-pres. Cook Co. Democratic Cen- 
tral Committee, 18S4-8. Past Commander Han- 
cock Post, G. A. R. Mason; K. T. ; Shriner. 
Mem. Independent Order of Foresters, Royal 
Arcanum, Knights of Honor. Extensive trav- 
eler in Europe and British Isles. Address: 481 
Dearborn Av. 

COLVIN, William Gordon, wholesale shoes- 
b. York, Livingston Co., N. Y., Feb. 28, 1865; 
s. John and Martha (Trimble) Colvin; ed. pub- 
lic schools, Castile, N. Y.; m. Kimball, S. Dak., 
Oct. 3, 1888, May E. Morris; 2 children: Ber- 
tram Morris, Marion. Retail shoe clerk at 
Castile, N. Y., 1881-3; bank clerk and asst. 
cashier at Kimball, S. Dak., 1884-8; in in- 
surance business, 1889-90; in wholesale shoe 
trade since 1891; since 1897 treas. the Con- 
tinent Shoe Co. Also treas. of the Union Bldg. 
Material Co. Mem. Royal League. Republican. 
Presbyterian. Office: 229-31 Monroe St. Resi- 
dence: 6642 Yale Av. 

COLVIN, William Henry, broker; b. Chicago, 
Sept. 22, 1871; s. William Henry and Susanna 
(Burt) Colvin; ed. Chicago public schools and 
at Pennsylvania Military College; m. Chicago, 
June, 1894, Bessie Small; children: Jessica, 
William Henry, Jr., Donald, Laura J. Began 
business life in 1889, as a clerk in the employ 
of the Merchants' National Bank; has been 
identified almost continuously with the bank- 
ing business ever since. In 1899 established 
for self the present firm of William H. Col- 
vin & Co., stock brokers, of which is now 
sole principal. Mem. New York Stock Ex- 
change, New York Coffee Exchange, Chicago 
Stock Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade. 
Clubs: Chicago, Union League, Tolleston. Of- 
fice: 182 LaSalle St. Residence: 162S Hinman 
Av., Evanston. 

COLWELL, Nathan Porter, physician; b. 
Osceola, la., May 25, 1870; s. Fernando N. and 
Mary Ellen (Shields) Colwell; early educa- 
tion public schools, Kearney, Neb., until 1887; 
business college, Grand Island,' Neb., 1888-9; 
Morgan Park (111.) Acad., 1893-6, graduating 
1896; Rush Med. College, 1896-1900, M.D., 1900; 
m. Chicago, May 5, 1903, Agnes Louise Peter- 
son. Was clerk in store at Kearney, Neb., 1878- 
88; taught in business college, Grand Island, 
Neb., 1889-90; bookkeeper Farmers' Union In- 
surance Co., Grand Island, Neb., 1891; Con- 
tinental Insurance Co., Chicago, 1892-3; re- 
vised and kept records at Morgan Park Acad., 
1894-6; revised and kept records, Rush Med. 
College, 1897-1900, and has been in general 
charge of students' records, Rush Med. Col- 
lege, since 1900; while at Rush was special 
asst. to Prof. Walter S. Haines in chemistry, 
1896-7; assisted Dr. Christian Fenger in his 
surgery clinic, 1889-1900. In practice in Chi- 
cago since 1900; specialist in diseases of 
chest, nose and throat; associated with Dr. 
E. Fletcher Ingals since 1901. Fellow, 1900-01, 
and asst. from 1901, in diseases of chest, 
nose and throat, Rush Med. College; asst. 
to the deans Rush Med. College since 1901. 
Resident physician Chicago Commons, 1901-03. 
Mem. Am. Med. Assn., Chicago Med. Soc., Illi- 
nois State Med. Soc., Physicians Club, Chicago 
Laryngological and Climatological Soc. Re- 
publican. Presbyterian. Office: 34 Washington 
St. Residence: 982 W. Congress St. 

CO MAN, Seymour, banker; b. Newark, O., 
May 21, 1852; s. Levi Parsons and Martha 
(Seymour) Coman; was 2 years at Dartmouth 
College and took law course at Univ. of Michi- 
gan. Came to Chicago, 1876, and entered law 
office of William C. Goudy. In 1878 went to 
Colorado as financial representative for Chi- 






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C.3.KQ Interests, and later was in business in Republican. Methodist; trustee of St. James 

Texas In 1891 returned to Chicago and started M. E. Church. Clubs: Union League, Kenwood. 

business under firm name of Seymour, Coman Office: 107 Dearborn St. Residence: 4552 Wood- 

& Co commercial paper and collateral loans, lawn Av., Kenwood. 

Companion Military Order of the Loyal Legion CONDEE, Ralph Waterhnry, lawyer; b. 

fbv inheritance). Clubs: Chicago, Union Cleveland, O., Oct. 4, 1877; s. Leander D. and 

I eatrue Glen View. Office: 234 LaSalle St. Martha (Johnson) Condee; early education 

Residence- Union League Club. public schools; grad. Northwestern Univ. Law 

COMERFOBD, Prank Desalles, lawyer; b. School, LL.B., 1900. Admitted to bar by Su- 

rhicaeo Sept 25, 1875; s. Isaac and Jane preme Court of Illinois in 1900, and ever 

rr inane) Comerford; ed. West Division High since engaged in practice of law in partner- 

?rhool Northwestern Univ. Law School and ship with father, firm of Condee & Condee. 

Illinois College of Law (LL.D.). Prominent in Republican. Club: Kenwood. Office: 107 Dear- 

nractice of law; miscellaneous contributor to born St. Residence: 4552 Woodlawn Av. 

newspapers and magazines, and well known CONDRON, Theodore Lincoln, civil engineer; 

as lecturer Independent Democrat. Nominated b. Washington, D. C., Apr. 16, 1866; s. Rev. 

for Senator from 2d District by Democratic George M. and Abby (Smith) Condron; ed. 

nartv 1900 1 defeated. Nominated and elected, private and public schools of Washington, D. 

as Democrat, for Representative from 2d Dis- C., to 1879; grad., 1890, from course of civil 

trict 1904- expelled by Illinois Legislature, engineering Rose Polytechnic Institute, Terre 

Feb ' 8 1905 for attacking alleged corrupt Haute, Ind. ; received Master's degree, 1894; 

method's notorious at Springfleld; special elec- m . Terre Haute, Ind., June 9, 1896, Grace E. 

tion was called bv Gov. Deneen; re-elected as Layman; children: Tolman, Helen, Arnold. 

indeoendent Apr. 4, 1905. and returned to Was asst. engineer on reconstruction of the 

ouse Has been active on platform as advo- Burlington bridge over Mississippi River for 

cate of political reform measures for past 8 c., B. & Q. R. R., 1890-91; instructor engineer- 

vears Mem. Chicago Democratic Club, Press i ng dept. Washington Univ., St. Louis, Mo., 

rinh 'of Chicago, Referendum League, Muni- and with Mr. Robert 



n , . Moore, consulting en- 

cit>al Ownership League. Office: Tribune Bldg. gineer, St. Louis, 1892-4; since 1894 in Chi- 

Residence- 904 W. 12th St. Boul. cago as resident engineer of the Pittsburgh 

COMFTON, Alfred McDonald, supt. of John Testing Laboratory, Ltd., in charge of bridge 

V Farwell Co.; b. Decatur, Ala., Dec. 15, 1847; and building inspection. In 1900 began prae- 

s Reuben and Mary (Dollar) Compton; ed. tice as a designing and consulting engineer, 

niiblic schools of Florence, Ala.; m. Chicago, designing bridges and steel buildings for the 

Jan 1 1872, Ella C. Miles (now deceased); 1 c. & E. I. R. R., M. & O. R. R., M. K. & T. 

son- M Alfred. At early age started in to R y-> e tc. Mem. Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers, 

earn a living for himself, and was for 2 or 3 Western Soc. of Engineers, Am. Railway En- 

vears a newsboy on Mississippi River steamers gineering and Maintenance of Way Assn., Am. 

rdvine between New Orleans and St. Louis; goc. of Testing Materials, Western Railway 

soon after war came North, locating in Iowa, club and Engineers Club of Chicago. Repub- 

and was for about 2 years clerk in a general ii ca n. Office: Monadnock Bldg. Residence: 233 

merchandise store in Montezuma, la., until g. Elmwood Av., Oak Park. 

1868- in latter year came to Chicago and CONODON, Charles Bowen, grain commis- 

pntered the employ of John V. Farwell & Co., s j on merchant; b. Worcester Co., Mass., Mar. 

hpcrlnninsr in the packing room, and advancing n t 1853; ed. public schools of Massachusetts. 

throueh various depts. until 1872; then on the Came to Chicago in 1873; mem. of the Chi- 

road for the house for 14 years, and after cago Board of Trade since 1874; now senior 

that a eeneral salesman; given supervision or mem. of the grain commission firm of Cong- 

rnarimpn in 1893 and in 1896 took present <jon & Steever. Trustee of Northwestern Univ. 

^sHion as een supt. Chairman of the Ways Clubs: Union League, Evanston Countrv, Glen 

and M pans Committee of Chicago Commercial View. Office: Board of Trade. Residence: 1427 

Assn- active mem and officer of the Nat. judson Av., Evanston, 111. 

A ssn" of Merchants and Travelers, which he CONGER. Romaine Marvin, real estate; b. 

has several times represented before Con- Palmyra, Wis., June 11, 1851; s. Marvin E. 

l committees. Office: 148 Market St. an d Mary (Barnes) Conger; ed. public schools; 

- Downer's Grove, 111. m. Chicago, Addle Fennimore. Came to Chi- 

f>nic Charles Q., vice-pres. Otis cago, 1880, and was a commercial salesman 

Co pres R. S. Bacon Veneer Co. for Cleveland, Cummings & Shelly until 1889; 

,i Phlraeo Union League, Chicago Ath- since then in real estate business. Mem. Chi- 

iPtic Quadrangle, Midlothian. Office: Railway cago Real Estate Board. Episcopalian. Club: 

. 



C^OMSTbCK William Charles, grain mer- Residence: 494 Monroe St. 

ohnnt and capitalist; b. Oswego Co.. N Y.. CONKET, Walter BlakeBley, pres. W B. 

^ot 9ft 1R47-S Charles and Julia J. Com- Conkey Co., printers and publishers: b. Ster- 

s\ock- ed NoVthwesttrn Univ.; m. 1868; wid- ]in g, Ont. (Canada West), July 13, 1858; s. Wil- 

ower since 1902 Has been resident of Evanston i ard and Emma (Blakesley) Conkey; ed public 

and Chicago since 1861. and always identified schools; m. Kate Phillips; children: Walter, 

wtth Board of Trade operations. Mem. of -the Henry, Jane P. Learned trade of printer n 

Chicago Board of Trade. Republican. Clubs: Chicago and as a very young man started in 

Ch oa-o Glen View, Chicago Golf. Washing- business on his own account on a small scale; 

ion Park Office- Board of Trade Bldg. pushed the business, adding new depts^ until 

CONDEE Zander D., lawyer; b. Athens he had built up the W. B. Conkey Co., of 

COHDti., jjeauu. , He M anfl Jane whlch he has b een pres. from the start, now 

rondpe.- ed 'public schools and St. having one of the largest publishing, printing 

cad Kankakee, 111.: grad. LL.B., ,, n( j book binding plants In the country at 

Mlr'hijran 1868: m. Martha Johnson. Hammond, Ind., and general offices in Chicago 

uttpn to the bar 1868: practiced law at Has printed some of the largest books and 

PT- Bates Co Mo 1869-73; since then in most extensive editions ever turned out in 

rhTraL'o- principal features of practice are this country. Has been a prominent and active 

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New York chapter. Office: 345 Dearborn St. 
Residence: 5518 Bast End Av. 

CONKLING, Allen, manufacturer, inventor; 
b. Fort Plain, N. Y., Dec. 21, 1852; s. of Daniel 
Rose Howe and Ann Maria (Lovejoy) Conk- 
ling; ed. public school, acad. and commercial 
college, at Port Plain, N. Y.; clerk, 1871-3; 
chief accountant, 1873-82, Merchants Nat. 
Bank, Albany, N. Y. ; was one of directors, and 
was elected gen. mgr., 1882, Troy Laundry 
Machinery Co.; began to manufacture laundry 
machinery in Chicago, 1885. Sold out interest 
in Troy Laundry Machinery Co., 1901, and 
established the Conkling Chemical Co. and the 
Conkling Machinery Co., for the manufacture 
of soaps, chemicals and laundry machinery, 
of which he is inventor and patentee. Repub- 
lican. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Washington 
Park. Office: 96th St. and Erie Av. Residence: 
Auditorium Hotel. 

CONKlilNG, Benjamin Hlxon, insurance 
agent; b. Newburgh, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1855; s. 
Hixon and Angelina (Walsh) Conkling; ed. 
public schools of Newburgh, N. Y. ; m. Louis- 
ville, Ky., Jan. 26, 1886, L. J. Murphey. Came 
to Chicago in 1884; went into business with 
George F. Kimball at 45-7 Jackson Street, on 
Apr. 1, 1886; remained with him until Jan. 1, 
1890, when went with James W. Nye, repre- 
senting the Am. Casualty Co., and remained 
with him until November, 1893. On Dec. 1, 
1893, took the general agency (which still 
holds) of the London Guarantee and Acci- 
dent Co., for Illinois, Indiana and Missouri, 
and at same date formed the firm of Conk- 
ling, Price & Webb, general Insurance agents. 
Served with the New York State militia for 
7 years. Republican. Clubs: Washington Park, 
Kenwood, Chicago Athletic, Chicago Yacht. 
Office: New York Life Bldg. Residence: 168 E. 
45th St. 

CONLEY, John W., broker; mem. firm John 
H. Wrenn & Co.; dir. Knickerbocker Ice Co.; 
married. Mem. Chicago Board of Trade. Clubs: 
Chicago, Washington Park, Chicago Athletic, 
Colonial. Office: 225 LaSalle St. Residence: 
4527 Grand Boul. 

CONNELIi, Charles John, contractor for 
public works; b. Hatley, Stanstead Co., Que., 
Mar. 31, 1839; s. David and Margaret Graham 
(Macfarlane) Connell; ed. public schools of 
Hatley and academy at East Hatley, Can.; 
m. Montrose, Pa., Sept. 20, 1877, Fanny A. 
Mulford; children: Charles Mulford, Philip 
Graham. Came to Chicago, 1861, as cashier 
for W. F. Coolbaugh & Co., bankers; cashier 
of the Union Nat. Bank, 1863-71; since 1872 
engaged in business as contractor for public 
works, and now nres. of The Fitz Simons & 
Connell Co., identified with many of the largest 
works in connection with dredging, docking, 
pile driving, canals, railroads, etc. Sec.-treas. 
of the Great Lakes Tug & Dredge Owners' 
Protective Assn., and of the Illinois Dredging 
Co. Renublican. Clubs: Chicago, Evanston, 
Glen View. Office: Tacoma Bldg. Residence: 
Evanston, 111. 

CO1TOEEY, John Tobin, coal merchant; b. 
Bristol, R. I., Jan. 10, 1861; s. William M. 
and Mary E. (Tobin) Connery; ed. Chicago 
public and private schools and Chicago Athe- 
naeum; m. Chicago, June 9, 1886. Mary E. 
Daly; children: Mae E., Marguerite, Lillian, 
Edwin F. Began business career in 1878 as 
yard clerk for E. L. Hedstrom & Co.. coal; 
cashier and bookkeeper for Silver Creek & 
Morris Coal Co.. 1881-4: sec., same company. 
1884-94: merr. Youghiogheny & Lehigh Coal 
Co., 1894-1904; since June 1, 1904, pres. Miami 
Coal Co., miners. Democrat. R. C. Mem. Royal 
Arcanum. Knights of Columbus, Catholic 
Order of Foresters. Clnh: Chicago Athletic. 
Office: Old Colony Bldg. Residence: 2159 Sheri- 
dan Road. 

CONNOR, Prank Hnsrhes, live stock com- 
mission; b. Warsaw, 111., May 27, 1865; s. B 



F. and Elizabeth (Lamb) Connor; ed. public 
schools of Warsaw, 111.; m. Warsaw, 111 
June 20, 1894, Evalyn Hill; 1 son: Ronnoc 
Hill Connor. Was engaged in wholesale auction 
and commission business as employe of O J 
Lewis & Co., St. Louis, Mo., 1882-4; from 1884 
to 1890 was engaged in Kansas, Colorado and 
Wyoming in banking and ranching, in employ 
of various banks and live stock companies, 
including the live stock commission firm of 
Clay, Robinson & Co., and the live stock loan 
firm of John Clay & Co., both of Chicago; 
was mgr. of banks in Nebraska, 1890-6; came 
to Chicago, 1897, and became mem. of firms 
of John Clay & Co., and of Clay, Robinson & 
Co. Clubs: Chicago, Chicago Athletic, Midlo- 
thian. Office: The Rookery. Residence: 449 E 
66th St. 

CONOVER, Charles H., vice-pres. Hibbard 
Spencer, Bartlett & Co., hardware merchants; 
b. Easton, Pa., July 12, 1847; removed, with 
parents, to Buffalo, N. Y., at age of 12; ed. 
public and high schools. Began business career 
in 1865 in employ of Pratt & Co., hardware 
merchants, at Buffalo, N. Y.; in 1871 came to 
Chicago and entered in the employ of Hib- 
bard & Spencer as buyer; upon incorporation 
of Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. in 1881 
became dir. and sec. of the company, later 
adding the duties of gen. mgr., until 1904, 
when became vice-pres. of the company Was 
a dir. of the 1st Nat. Bank, 1900-02; also now 
a dir. of the Nat. Bank of the Republic. 
Clubs: Chicago, Union League, Merchants, On- 
wentsia, Glen View, Saddle and Cycle, Caxton, 
Chicago Athletic. Office: 1 State St. Residence: 
500 N. State St. 

CONOVER, aeorjre Walker, purchasing agent 
of electrical construction material; b. Warren 
Co., O., July 25, 1857; s. Joseph and Catharine 
(Barkalow) Conover; ed. public nchools and 
at Northern Indiana Normal School, Valpar- 
aiso, Ind. ; m. Valparaiso, Ind., Apr. 20, 1881, 
Kate N. Sayles; children: Harry S., G. Ray- 
mond. Taught in district schools of Butler 
Co., O., 1876-80; engaged in retail hardware 
business at Valparaiso, Ind., 1880-5; sold out 
and came to Chicago and became associated 
with the Chicago Telephone Co. in the con- 
tract dept. ; soon resigned and took position 
as mgr. of the Home Telegraph Co. of Kan- 
sas; returned to Chicago and became purchas- 
ing agent for the Electrical Supply Co., of 
Chicago, and afterward engaged in independ- 
ent business as a general purchasing and for- 
warding agent for telephone, electric railway 
and other electrical material. Dir. of the Gen- 
eral Engineering Co. Republican. Congrega- 
tionalist. Office: Merchants' Loan and Trust 
Bldg. Residence: 921 Chase Av. (Rogers Park). 

CONOVER, Lawrence Peterson, lawyer; b. 
Dayton, O., Mar. 18, 1863; s. Harvey and Ellen 
M. (Pease) Conover; grad. Univ. of Wiscon- 
sin, A.B., 1885, LL.B., 1887; m. Madison, Wis., 
Sept. 13, 1886, Isabel C. Storer; children: Mary 
S., Harvey, George S. Admitted to bar of 
state of Illinois in June, 1887; since then 
engaged in general practice of law in Chicago. 
Atty. for village of Hinsdale, 111. Republican. 
Unitarian. Club: Hinsdale. Office: Tacoma 
Bldg-Residence: Hinsdale, 111. 

CONRAD, Charles Henry, tun arid coffee 
merchant; b. Janesviile, Wis., May 28, 1874: 
s. John Henry and Eugenia (Barker) Conrad; 
ed. Chicago public school, Chicago Manual 
Training School, and grad., 1895, Univ. of 
Michigan; m. Duluth, Minn., Aug. 23, 1900, 
Betty Brearley. After leaving college became 
a salesman and asst. credit man for Bell, 
Conrad & Co.; mem. of firm of J. H. Conrad 
& Co., importers and jobbers of teas, coffees 
and spices, and sole owner of that business 
since the death of his father in 1898. Re- 
publican. Clubs: Chicago Yacht, Chicago Ath- 
letic, Kenwood, Flosmoor Country. Office: 3 
Lake St. Residence: 3940 Lake Av." 



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CONVERSE, Clarence Myron, pres. Chicago 
Heater & Supply Co.; b. Rindge, N. H., Nov. 
19, 1856; s. Ebenezer and Sarah (Darling) 
Converse; ed. public schools of New Hamp- 
shire and in Appleton Acad., New Ipswich, 
N. H. After leaving school engaged in sale of 
heaters, radiators, etc., at Fitchburg, Mass., 
until 1885, when came to Chicago; was west- 
ern mgr. Magee Furnace Co., of Boston, from 
1885, and mgr. of heating dept. of the J. L. 
Mott Iron Works for 5 years; then manu- 
factured radiators until 1900, when the Chi- 
cago Heater & Supply Co. was organized 
and he became its pres.; also dir. in two other 
companies. Republican. Mem. Plymouth Con- 
gregational Church, and was for many years 
one of supts. of Armour Mission. Mason (32). 
Clubs: Congregational, Hamilton. Office: 56-8 
Dearborn St. Residence: 2954 Prairie Av. 

CONWAY, Edwin Stapleton, sec. W. W. 
Kimball & Co.; b. Province of Ontario, Can., 
30 miles from Detroit, Mich., 1850; moved to 
Wisconsin at age of 7, and from there to 
Lake City, Minn., where he remained until 
1868; ed. common schools, and in the Wes- 
leyan Seminary at West Eau Claire, Wis. 
Became connected, in 1871, with W. W. Kim- 
ball & Co., pianos. Sold pianos and organs 
on commission, through Wisconsin and Minne- 
sota, 1871-3; general agent in full charge of 
Kimball business in Wisconsin and Minne- 
sota, 1873-6; in charge of wholesale business 
of firm in Chicago, 1876-82, and since 1882, 
when the firm was incorporated as The W. W. 
Kimball Co., has been sec. and gen. supt. Re- 
publican. Baptist. Clubs: Union League, Chi- 
cago Athletic, Oak Park, Marquette. Office: 
243 Wabash Av. Residence: 226 Maple Av., 
Oak Park. 

CONWAY, Richard Francis, contractor; b. 
Kilkenny. Ireland, Nov. 1, 1839; s. Richard 
and Mary (Power) Conway; came with par- 
ents to U. S., locating at Fall River, Mass., 
1852, and in Chicago, 1855; common school 
education; m. 1st, Chicago, 1862, Sarah E. 
Young: children: Richard (deceased), Kate. 
Marian Isabella (Mrs. I. J. McCarthy), Helen; 
m. 2d, Chicago, 1886, Mary E. Fisher; children: 
Rose, Alice, Florence, Agnes, Blanche, Mar- 
gareth, Ruth, Richard F. Began business life 
in Chicago in the grain business in 1859; since 
1871, engaged as contractor, and since 1894, 
pres. and dir. of R. F. Conway & Co., and also 
of the International Asphalt Co. Mem. Royal 
Arcanum. Club: Mencken. Office: Chamber of 
Commerce Bldg. Residence: 1234 Washington 
Boul. 

COOK, Arthur B., wall-paper merchant; b. 
Salem, Mich., Dec. 11, 1858; s. L. D. and Lucy 
Cook; ed. public schools of Flint, Mich., 
graduating Flint High School, 1877, and 2 
years in Univ. of Michigan; widower; chil- 
dren: FrMerick A., Madeline A., Allan L., 
Florence H., James A. Began business career 
as commercial traveler, 1880-99; in business 
in Louisville. Ky., 1899-1901; since July 1, 
1901, mgr. Chicago dept. of M. H. Birge & 
Sons Co., Buffalo, N. Y., wall paper. Office: 27 
R Lake St. Residence: 234 S. Prairie Av., Aus- 
tin. 

COOKE, Charles P., brewer: b. Chicago, Aug. 
27, 1865; s. John S. and Charlotte Harmon 
(Rowland) Cooke; ed. St. Patrick's Acad., 
Skinner (public) School. St. Ignatius College, 
Souder's Business College: m. Chicago, Nov. 
15, 1888, Elizabeth A. Downey; children: John 
V., Charles F.. Jr., Reginald, James T., Char- 
lotte, Esther M., Elizabeth, Mary. Started to 
work for firm of Monheimer & Cooke, 1880, at 
age of 14; entered the Cooke Brewing Co., as 
sec., 1884; became vice-pres., 1899, and early 
in 1904 purchased all interests in the com- 
pany outside of the Cooke holdings and be- 
came pres. In 1899 succeeded father, John S. 
Cooke, as pres. and treas. of the Ora Glen 
Co., and so continues; also dir. and officer in 



other corporations. Democrat. R. C. Clubs: 
Chicago Athletic, Chicago Yacht, Washington 
Park, Friday Fish. Office: 27th St. and Brew- 
ery Av. Residence: 4035 Lake Av. 

COOK, Ezra Asher, stationer, publisher, etc.; 
b. Windsor, Conn., Nov. 5, 1841; s. Ezra 
Sprague and Parmilia (Meilks) Cook; ed pub- 
lic schools and Wheaton College; served near- 
ly 3 years in Union Army; was wounded and 
discharged; m. Wheaton, 111., Maria Elizabeth 
Blanchard; children: Mary Amelia, Julia 
Elizabeth, Ezra Albert, Hannah Williston, 
Grace Eloise, Jonathan Blanchard, David 
Maurice, Lyman Joseph, Ethel Marguerite, 
Helen Geraldine. Since 1867 has been engaged 
in business in Chicago as manufacturing sta- 
tioner, publisher and blank book manufacturer 
and printer. Prohibitionist. Congregationalist. 
Mem. Am. Bible Soc., Chicago City Mission 
Soc. Trustee of Wheaton College. Office: 17-19 
River St. Residence: 316 Washington Boul. 

COOK, George Washington, dentist; b. Ful- 
ton, Ky., Jan. 19, 1866; s. Thomas W. and 
Elizabeth Bush Cook; ed. public schools and 
State Normal School; spent 2 years in med. 
college preparatory to study of dentistry, tak- 
ing scientific and professional study in State 
Univ. of Iowa and graduating, D.D.S., 1890; 
since graduation has followed special study 
and research in bacteriology and pathology 
under various teachers in Chicago. In practice 
of dentistry since 1890: orof. of oral surgery, 
Northwestern College of Dental Surgery, 1898; 
prof, of histology, 1899; prof, of bacteriology 
and pathology, 1900, Illinois Dental College; 
now bacteriologist, pathologist and prof, of 
therapeutics, Dental Dept., Univ. of Illinois, 
and prof, of oral surgery in Dearborn Med. 
College. Mem. Chicago Dental Soc. (pres., 
1900), Odontographic Soc. of Chicago, Odonto- 
logical Soc., Chicago, Illinois State Dental Soc., 
Nat. Dental Assn. Was mem. 2d, 3d and 4th 
International Dental Congresses. Regular 
contributor to dental literature several vears; 
editor Am. Dental Journal; mem. editorial 
committee The Plexus, monthly organ of the 
Med. and Dental depts., Univ. of Illinois. Of- 
fice: 47th St. and Kenwood Av. Residence: 
5221 Jefferson Av. 

COOK, John C., physician; b. Union Co., 
Ky., Feb. 3, 1850; s. John C. and Barnes (Good- 
man) Cook; ed. public schools in Union Co., 
and in Chicago Med. College (Northwestern 
Univ. Med. School). M.D., 1880; m. Chicago, 
1883, Jean Beman; 1 son: Max H. In practice 
of medicine in Chicago since 1880; surgeon 
I. C. and M. C. Rys., 1880-3; attending physi- 
cian to South Side Dispensary to 1895; in- 
structor in diseases of children, Northwestern 
Univ. Med. School, 1883-94; prof, of diseases 
of childhood, Post-Graduate Med. College, Chi- 
cago; supt. Jackson Park Sanitarium for Sick 
Children. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc., Illinois 
State Med. Soc., Am. Med. Assn. (ex-chairman 
section of diseases of children) ; ex-pres. Chi- 
cago Pediatric Soc.; mem. Tri-State Med. Soc. 
Has written monographs on diphtheria, child 
labor and its results, sarcoma of childhood, 
and many others. Democrat. Office and resi- 
dence: 5708 Rosalie Ct. 

COOKE, Marcus liber, grain commission; b. 
Ulster Co., N. Y., Apr. 6, 1858; s. Chester W. 
and Mary (Merwin) Cooke: came to Illinois 
from Kingston. N. Y., in 1860; ed. public and 
high schools of Manteno, 111.; m. 1st. Sheldon, 
111., 1878, Winifred Barry; 2d, New York, Feb. 
22, 1890, Edith Flynn; 1 daughter: Gold Cooke. 
Resided and was engaged in mercantile busi- 
ness at Sheldon. 111., 1877-87; came to Chicago, 
1887, and was for 2 years buyer with Charles 
Counselman & Co., being the first grain buyer 
that went out on the road for that firm; es- 
tablished business for self, 1889. Also estab- 
lished, 1900, an automobile business at 394-6 
Wabash Av. Brought the first gasoline auto- 
mobile into Chicago. Mem. Chicago Board of 



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Trade, Chicago Automobile Club, K. P. Demo- 
crat. Office: Board of Trade. Residence: 5818 
Pr3.iriG Av 

COOK, Theodore Philander, gen. supt. of 
the Western Union Telegraph Co.; b. near 
Nashville, Tenn.; s. Philander and Mary A. 
Cook; ed public schools of Iowa; m. Bowling 
Green, Mo., Elizabeth Sanderson. Began as an 
operator for the Western Union Telegraph 
Co 40 years ago, and has since served it all 
over the western country; supt. for the com- 
pany at St. Louis, Mo., until 1902, when came 
to Chicago to take present position as gen. 
supt. Club: Union League. Office: 138 Jackson 
Boul. Residence: 452 Dearborn Av. 

COOK, William Champion, cashier Western 
Trust & Savings Bank; b. Jefferson Mills, N. 
Y Aug 18, 1869; s. Charles and Louisa 
(Champion) Cook; ed. Hiram College, Hiram, 
O, and Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, O.; 
m. Tiffin, O., June 28, 1894, Matilda Elizabeth 
Miller; children: Margaret Ruth, Lois Clara 
Marie, Florence Matilda. First experience in 
banking was in 1893, during panic times, at 
Tiffin, O., in the accounting dept., advancing 
through various positions to cashier; came to 
Chicago in 1898, and was made cashier of the 
Produce Exchange Bank, which was consoli- 
dated with the Western State Bank, in which 
became asst. cashier, and when that bank 
was merged in the Western Trust & Savings 
Bank, was made cashier of the latter. Re- 
publican. Mem. of the Church of Christ. Club: 
Hamilton. Office: 157 LaSalle St. Residence: 
7232 Euclid Av. 

COOLEY, Edwin Gilbert, supt. schools, Chi- 
cago, since 1900; b. Strawberry Point, la., 
Mar. 12, 1857; s. Gilbert and Martha Cooley; 
ed Strawberry Point public school, State Univ. 
of' Iowa, Chicago Univ., Ph.B., 1895; life 
diploma as teacher in Iowa, 1889; m. Jan. 1, 
1878, Lydia A. Stanley; children: Bertha, 
Susie, Dean, Bessie, Gilbert, Edwin. Began 
teaching in Iowa in 1879; supt. schools, Cresco, 
la. 1885-91; principal high school, Aurora, 111., 
1891-3; principal high school, LaGrange, 111., 
1893-1900; elected principal Chicago Normal 
School, 1899, but before taking position was 
elected supt. Clubs: Union League, Chicago 
Athletic, University, Chicago Literary, Quad- 
rangle, Iroquois. Office: Tribune Bldg. Resi- 
dence: LaGrange. 111. 

COOLEY, Harlan Ward, lawyer; b. Wash- 
ington, D. C., Jan. 29, 1866; s. D. N. and Clara 
(Aldrich) Cooley; grad. Phillips Acad., An- 
dover, Mass., 1884; Yale Univ., B.A., 1888; 
studied in Yale Law School and Chicago Col- 
lege of Law: m. Seymour, Conn., Sept. 22, 
1892, Nellie Wooster; children: Julia, Harlan 
Wooster. Engaged in eeneral practice of law 
in Chicago since 1890. Vice-pres. 1st Nat. 
Bank of Dell Rapids, S. Dak.; pres. Dell 
Rapids Elevator Co. Republican. Methodist. 
Mem. Phillips Andover Alumni Assn. Clubs: 
Yale Club of Chicago, Hamilton, Twentieth 
Century. Office: 100 Washington St. Residence: 
5318 Greenwood Av. 

COOLEY, Lyman Edgar, civil engineer; b. 
Canandaigua, N. Y., Dec. 5, 1850; s. Albert B. 
and Acksah Griswold Cooley: grad. Rensselaer 
Polytechnic Institute. C.E., 1874; m. Dec. 31, 
1874, Lucena McMillan; children: William 
Lyman. Charles Albert. Rebecca. Taught in 
Canandaigua Acad., 1871-2; prof. Northwest- 
ern Univ., 1874-7; associate editor Engineer- 
ing News, 1876-8; asst. engineer railway 
bridge over Missouri River, Glasgow, Mo., 
1878; asst. U. S. engineer on Missouri and 
Mississippi River improvements, 1878-84; 
editor Am. Engineer, 1884; pres. Western Soc. 
of Engineers, 1890-1; promoter and consecu- 
tively asst. and chief engineer and trustee, 
consulting engineer Chicago sanitary district 
(drainage canal). 1885-97; consulting engineer 
State Board of Health, 1888-91; mem. Interna- 
tional Deep Waterways Commission, 1895-6; 



consulting engineer on contractors' and en- 
gineers' trip to Nicaragua, 1897-8; advisory 
engineer investigation of $9,000,000 expendi- 
ture Erie Canal, state of New York, 1898; 
made economic investigation on deep water- 
ways, lakes to Atlantic, 1899; consulting en- 
gineer Union Water Co., Denver, Colo. ; en- 
gineer water power project by damming Mis- 
sissippi River at Keokuk, and several other 
projects. Author: The Lakes and Gulf Water- 
way; also other waterway literature. Mem. 
Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers, Western Soc. of 
Engineers, Nat. Geographical Soc., Chicago 
Acad. of Sciences. Lecturer on technical sub- 
jects, Michigan Univ., Illinois Univ., Wiscon- 
sin Univ. Office: 21 Quincy St. Residence: 
Evanston, 111. 

COOLEY, William Henry, manufacturer of 
parquet and hardwood floors; b. Chicago, Sept. 
15, 1866; s. William T. and Mary (Smith 1 ) 
Cooley; ed. public schools of Chicago; m. 
Evanston, May 14, 1891, Annie Butler; chil- 
dren: Alice N., Edward H., Arthur W., Maude 
E. After leaving school in 1882 entered his 
father's shop, where he learned the business 
of the manufacture of parquet and hardwood 
floors, and, upon the death of his father, in 
1901, succeeded as sole proprietor, with branch 
office in New York. Republican. Methodist. 
Office: 1160 Clybourn Av. Residence: 1030 
Maple Av., Evanston. 

COOLIDQE, Walter Qilgga, pres. Chicago 
Copper Refining Co.; b. Brookline, Mass., Feb. 
23, 1844; s. David S. and Caroline (Griggs) 
Coolidge; ed. public schools and in Lawrence 
Scientific School of Harvard Univ. in the 
class of 1863; m. Spring Valley, N. J., Nov. 26, 
1872, Georgettee Robinson; children: Win- 
throp, Constance, Helen, Louisa, Hazel. After 
graduation, became asst. engineer on the 
Hoosac Tunnel, 1864-6; asst. engineer for the 
C., R. I. & P R. R., with headquarters ih 
Chicago, 1869; and later engineer for the Am. 
Bridge Co. until 1879; contractor for various 
bridge structures through the country; then 
of firm of Rust & Coolidge, 1879-84, and of 
W. G. Coolidge & Co., 1884-88, as engineers 
and bridge builders; since 1888, pres. and 
treas. of the Chicago Copper Refining Co. 
Mem. Am. Institute of Mining Engineers. Re- 
publican. Club: Union League. Office: Western 
Union Bldg. Residence: 4752 Kimbark Av. 

COON, Albert Edson, manufacturer of col- 
lars and cuffs; b. Troy, N. Y., Oct. 29, 1869; s. 
John H. and Abbie (Edson) Coon; ed. public 
schools of Brooklyn, N. Y. ; m. Brooklyn, N. 
Y., Apr. 12, 1893, Luella May Mather; chil- 
dren: Albert Edson, Jr., John Mather. Has 
from boyhood been identified with the collar 
business, his father having been founder of 
Coon & Co., originated at Troy, N. Y., in 1851: 
in 1895 bought interest in the collar and cuff 
manufacturing business of Corliss Bros, (es- 
tablished at Troy, N. Y., 1838) the firm be- 
coming, July 1. 1895, Corliss, Coon & Co.; in 
1897 came to Chicago and has ever since re- 
mained here in charge of the western busi- 
ness of the company. Independent Republican. 
Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Homewood, Chicago 
Automobile, Cumberland Lodge Gun. Office: 
319-27 Franklin St. Residence: 4830 Greenwood 
Av. 

COONES, George Duncan, mgr. for Hart & 
Grouse Co., manufacturers of heating anpa- 
ratus: b. Toronto, Ont., Can., Sept. 18, 1852; s. 
Nicholas and Margaret (Macdonald) Coones: 
ed. public schools and business college; m. 
Chicago, Nov. 29, 1888, Mary D. Carr; chil- 
dren: Margaret, Florence. Began in the heat- 
ing and ventilating business as a boy with 
Albert Willey, with whom remained until 
1876; then was mgr. for Murray Bros, in same 
line for 15 years, 1876-91; since 1891 with the 
Hart & Grouse Co., manufacturers of heating 
apparatus, Utica, N. Y., and for past 6 years 
has been mgr. of their Chicago branch. Demo- 



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crat. Mason, Kenwood Lodge No. 800, A. P. & 
A. M. Office: 79 Lake St. Residence: 4201 Lake 
Av. 

COOPER, Charles Brlgg-s, general agent 
Northern Pacific and National Express Cos.; 
b. Polo, Ogle Co., 111.. June 13, 1856; s. George 
W. and Mary M. (Briggs) Cooper; ed. public 
schools at Polo, 111.; m. Portland, Ore., July 
8, 1885, Mary M. Mall; 1 daughter: Grace L. 
While attending school began as an asst. In 
the local office of the Am. Express Co. at 
Polo, 111.; remained in employ of the Am. 
Express Co. for 10 years at various points, 
and in 1883 became identified with the North- 
ern Pacific Express; opened the Portland 
(Ore.) office in 1883; agent at St. Paul, Minn.. 
1888-90; since 1890 in Chicago as general 
agent of the Northern Pacific Express Co. and 
of the National Express Co. Dir. Brooks Spring 
Seat Post Co., and of Royal Guarantee & In- 
vestment Co. Republican. Presbyterian. Mem. 
Englewood Men's Club. Office: 138 Adams St. 
Residence: 440 N. Normal Parkway. 

COOPEK, Henry Noble, real estate dealer; 
b. Salem, 111., May 2, 1861; s. John E. and 
Helen E. (Noble) Cooper; ed. common and 
high schools and later taught school for 
some years; m. Apr. 24, 1888, Julia L. Pardee; 
children: Theron Pardee, Kenneth Lupton, 
Elizabeth, Henry N., Jr. Was for a time em- 
ployed at Elk Rapids, Mich., as clerk in office 
of Elk Rapids Iron Co.; came to Chicago and 
studied in Union College of Law, 1883-5, grad- 
uating LL.B., 1885; practiced law, 1885-7; 
since then has been engaged in real estate 
business and has been identified with a large 
number of important deals, operating for per^- 
sonal account and for others. Democrat. Epis- 
copalian. Clubs: LaGrange Golf, Phi Delta Phi. 
Office: 100 Washington St. Residence: La- 
Grange, 111. 

COOPER, John Sidney, commission mer- 
chant in horses and mules; b. Chicago, Mar., 
1842; s. John Wellington and Mary (Murphy) 
Cooper; ed. Wilder School, Chicago; m. Chi- 
cago, Nov. 19, 1868, Mary Walsh (died Feb. 3, 
1880); children: Robert Walsh, Mary Grace 
(deceased). Began biisiness career as railroad 
man, working as brakeman on the I. C. R. R., 
and afterward passenger conductor on the 
C. & A. R. R. for 14 years. After that was en- 
gaged as a contractor for street cleaning for 
14 years and then established barns at 450 
Indiana St. from which conducts general 
teaming business, working 150 horses. Since 
1885 has been engaged in a strictly commis- 
sion business for the sale of horses and mules 
at the Chicago Union Stock Yards, and has 
also branch sales stables at Union Stock 
Yards, South Omaha, Neb., where does a large 
business in the sale of range horses. Demo- 
crat. Clubs: Washington Park, Iroquois, Sad- 
dle and Sirloin. Office: 1 Dexter Park Av., 
Union Stock Yards. Residence: 376 Oak St. 

COOPEB, John Snider, lawyer; b. Mt. Gilead, 
Morrow Co., O., July 23, 1841; s. Isaac and 
Elma (Talmage) Cooper; ed. private school at 
Mt. Gilead until age of 16, then in Oberlin 
College until 1861, when enlisted in the 7th 
O. Vol.; later in Co. A, U. S. Engineer Corps; 
was made capt. in 8th U. S. Colored Troops; 
was wounded in front of Richmond, 1864; 
promoted to lieut.-col., commanding 107th O. 
Vol. until regiment was mustered out In 1865; 
then came to Chicago to study law; m. De- 
troit, Mich., July 23, 1873, Minnie A. Curtis. 
Admitted to bar, 1867; was instrumental in 
organizing Minnesota Park & Forest Assn.. 
which has resulted in the establishment of 
the Minnesota National Park by act of Con- 
gress. Mem. George H. Thomas Post, G. A. R., 
and of Military Order of Loyal Legion, Com- 
mandery of Illinois. Office: Tacoma Bldg. 
Residence: 2926 Indiana Av. 

COOPER, William Dayton, real estate; b. 
Morristown, N. J., 1846; s. David T. and Sarah 



(Dayton) Cooper; ed. public schools. Since 1S84 
engaged in a general real estate and loan busi- 
ness in Chicago, in which line is a mem. of 
the firm of Cooper & Burnhaus. Is also pres. 
of the Little Rock Cooperage Co., of Little 
Rock, Ark.; also owns extensive family in- 
terests. Club: Union League. Office: 115 Dear- 
born St. Residence: Chicago Beach Hotel. 

COOPER, William Penimore, lawyer and 
master in chancery; b. Petersburg, Va., Aug. 
4, 1860; s. John W. and Fanny Agnes (Bass) 
Cooper; ed. schools at Richmond, Va., and 
Washington, D. C.; St. Matthews Institute, 
Washington; Sadler's Southern College, Balti- 
more, and Columbian Univ. Law School, Wash- 
ington, graduating LL.B., 1880, and LL M 
1881; m. Chicago, 111., Feb. 25, 1895, Kate M 
Adams. As boy was page in the U. S. House 
of Representatives, and later to the Supreme 
Court of the U. S. under Chief Justice Waite, 
and 1876-7 to the electoral commission ap- 
pointed to decide the Hayes-Tilden presiden- 
tial controversy. Admitted to bar, 1881; came 
to Chicago and engaged in general practice; 
since 1892 master in chancery of the Circuit 
Court of Cook Co. Office: 92 LaSalle St. Resi- 
dence: 225 Dearborn Av. 

COFELAND, William lowry, physician; b. 
St. Catharines, Ont., Jan. 7, 1851; s. William 
Lowry and Dency Prudence (Moore) Cope- 
land; ed. public schools of St. Catharines; 
prepared for med. college in offices of Drs 
Cross and Downey at St. Catharines; grad. 
McGill College, Montreal, Can., M.D., 1872, 
and passed examination of Ontario College 
of Physicians and Surgeons in same year; 
spent a year in London hosps. and obtained 
degree of Mem. of the Royal College of Sur- 
geons, London; afterward was for several 
months house surgeon in Reading (Berkshire) 
Hosp. and visited others hosps. in Great Brit- 
ain and Ireland before returning to home at 
St. Catharines; m. St. Catharines, Ont., 1875, 
Mary St. John; children: Maud, Belle. Began 
practice of medicine at St. Catharines, Ont.. 
1874, and was for 5 years physician and sur- 
geon to the St. Catharines General & Marine 
Hosp.; removed to Chicago, 1879, and has since 
then been engaged in practice here; when the 
College of Physicians and Surgeons was es- 
tablished, was a mem. of the dispensary staff 
for about 5 years; appointed, 1892, one of the 
attending physicians to Cook Co. Hosp., and in 
1884, prof, of anatomy in the College of 
Dental Surgery. Mem. Am. Med. Assn., Chi- 
cago Pathological Society. Chicago Med. Soc. 
Democrat. Presbyterian. Mem. Royal League, 
North Am. Union. Office: 103 State St. Resi- 
dence: 999 Warren Av. 

CORBETT, John Joseph, vice-pres. and 
treas. Jackson & Corbett Co., contractors; b. 
Chicago, Oct. 13, 1863; s. Michael and Mary 
(Downes) Corbett; ed. in Chicago public 
schools. After leaving school was engaged In 
coal business for self 10 years; then became 
a mem. of the firm of Wilson, Jackson & Co., 
general contractors, changing later to the 
present style of Jackson & Corbett Co., of 
which is vice-pres. and treas.; also treas. and 
dir. of the Jackson & Corbett Bridge & Steel 
Works, and vice-pres. and dir. of the inter- 
locking Steel Sheeting Co. Office: The Rookery. 
Residence: 656 S. California Av. 

CORBIN, Calvin Rich, wholesale grocer; b. 
Dudley, Worcester Co.. Mass., Feb. 12, 1832: 
ed. Massachusetts public schools; came west 
in 1855 and to Chicago, 1857: m. 1861, Caro- 
line Elizabeth Fairfleld; children: Franklin 
N.. Calvin Dana, John, Lawrence Paul. In 
1857 became clerk and later partner of J. W. 
Doane, teas and coffees, until 1865: mem. of 
firm of Swormsted, Corbin & Co., 1865-8; In- 
graham, Corbin & May, 1868-83; Corbin, May 
& Co., 1883-98: since then senior mem. of Cor- 
bin, Sons & Co., wholesale grocers. Has been 
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Citizens' Assn., Civic Federation, Municipal 
League, etc Unitarian; mem. of Unity Church. 
Club: Union League. Office: 87 Michigan Av. 
Residence: 697 Dearborn Av. 

COBLIES, Edgrar Luyster, fire underwriter; 
b Chicago, Feb. 25, 1867; s. John W. and Jean- 
ette (Luyster) Corlies; ed. public schools, Chi- 
cago Began business life in the fire insurance 
office of S. M. Moore & Co., 1883, in which has 
since continued. In 1901 he became a mem. of 
the firm of Wiley, Jennings, Corlies & Magill. 
Republican. Club: Illinois Athletic. Office: 159 
LaSalle St. Residence: 723 Washington Boul. 

COBNEATT, Addison, banker; b. Toledo, O., 
Feb. 3, 1877; s. William B. and Susan (Addi- 
son) Corneau; ed. public schools of Spring- 
field, 111. Entered employ of the Ridgeley 
Nat Bank of Springfield, 111., July 6, 1892, and 
remained with that bank until May, 1902, fill- 
ing nearly all clerical positions; since May, 
1902, cashier and dir. North Side State Sav- 
ings Bank. Democrat. Office: 245 N. Clark St. 
Residence: 1682 Sheridan Road. 

CORNELL, John Evans, mgr. Hyde Park 
Hotel; b. Chicago, Aug. 1, 1862; s. Paul and 
Helen (Gray) Cornell; ed. Chicago public 
schools, Univ. of Chicago and Univ. of Mich- 
igan (B.A., 1884); grad. Union College of Law, 
Chicago, LL.B., 1886; m. Chicago, 111., June 
22, 1892, Katharine Spear; children: Katharine, 
John Evans, Jr. Engaged in practice of law, 
1886-90; then became associated with his 
father in the management of his large prop- 
erty interests, of which latter the Hyde Park 
Hotel is a part; assumed full management of 
the estate of his father upon the death of the 
latter in 1904; has also been mgr. 9f the Hyde 
Park Hotel since 1894. Republican. Club: 
Homewood Golf. Office: Hyde Park Hotel. 
Residence: 210 51st St. 

COBWIN, Arthur M., physician; b. Hono- 
lulu, H. I., 1864; s. Eli (D.D.) and Henrietta 
S. (Howell) Corwin; grad. Princeton Univ., 
1887, A.M.; Rush Med. College, 1890, followed 
by 3 months' post-graduate study in Berlin; 
m. Chicago, 1893, Fannie L. Hastings; chil- 
dren: Mary W. Hastings, Sylvia. Was 10 
years demonstrator physical diagnosis Rush 
Med. College: attending physician Central Free 
Dispensary, dept. chest, nose and throat; since 
1902 prof, diseases throat and nose Chicago 
Clinical School, and prof, diagnosis College 
Physicians and Surgeons; attending physician 
Cook Co. Hosp. Mem. Am. Med. Assn., Chicago 
Med. Soc., Chicago Climatological and Laryn- 
gological Soc., Chicago Pathological Soc., 
Physicians' Club. Office: 34 Washington St. 
Residence: 1670 W. Monroe St. 

CORWITH, Charles Rogers, real estate; b. 
Galena, 111., Feb. 13, 1860; s. Henry and Isa- 
belle (Soulard) Corwith; removed to Chicago, 
1873; grad. Yale Univ., A.B., 1883. After leav- 
ing college engaged in the real estate busi- 
ness in Chicago, in which has ever since con- 
tinued, his operations covering the various 
depts. of a general real estate and loan busi- 
ness. Associate mem. Chicago Real Estate 
Board; mem. Chicago Stock Exchange. Clubs: 
Chicago, Calumet, University, Chicago Golf, 
Onwentsia, Merchants, City. Office: Railway 
Exchange. Residence: 1945 Prairie Av. 

COBWITH, Nathan, real estate; b. Galena, 
111., Sept. 26, 1861; s. Nathan and Mary E. 
Corwith; grad. Phillips Acad., Andover, Mass., 
1880; m. Chicago. Dec. 19, 1893, Marcia Hemp- 
stead; 1 son: Nathan, Jr. Began with his 
father in lead business, under firm name of 
N. Corwith & Co.; later became identified with 
the American Smelting & Refining Co. as 
sales agent, and in 1892, became associated 
with Russell D. Hill as a mem. of the firm 
of R. D. Hill & Co., real estate and loans, 
successors to Henry L. Hill, who established 
the business in 1865. Also vice-pres. of the 
Chase & Baker Co., of Buffalo, N. Y., and a 
dir. of the Haymarket Theater Co., Chicago. 



Republican. Episcopalian. Office: 185 Adams 
St. Residence: Highland Park, 111. 

COBY, John Darby, insurance; b. St. Paris, 
O., Mar. 30, 1863; s. Joel Cory; ed. public 
schools; m. Chicago, Mar. 15, 1898, Elizabeth 
Cunningham. Began as an office boy in the 
insurance office of J. M. Rogers, 1881; re- 
mained until his retirement in 1894, when 
was mgr. of the agency; went into insurance 
business for self with Bertrand F. Rogers as 
half owner in the firm of B. F. Rogers & Co., 
and 1902, Nathan Klee was admitted, the firm 
becoming Klee, Rogers & Cory. Democrat. 
Clubs: Calumet, Washington Park. Office: 159 
LaSalle St. Residence: Hotel Metropole. 

COSTA, Peter, fruits; b. Genoa, Italy. Au<r. 
23, 1866; s. John B. and L. (Lanato) Costa; 
ed. public schools in Genoa, Italy, and Barce- 
lona, Spain; m. Italy. Nov., 1895, Miss E. 
Costa. Was in the fruit business in Italy, 
1879-89; came direct to Chicago; in 1896, with 
Louis Ginnocchio and A. M. Meyer, estab- 
lished firm of Ginnocchio, Costa & Co., whole- 
sale dealers in foreign, domestic and tropical 
fruits; also the United Fig & Date Co. Office: 
109 S. Water St. Residence: 1419 W. Congress 
St. 

COTTON, Alfred Cleveland, physician; b. 
Griggsville, Pike Co., 111., May 18, 1847; s. 
Porter and Elvira (Cleveland) Cotton; ed. 
Griggsville High School and by private tutor, 
normal high school and graduate of Illinois 
State Normal Univ., Normal, 111., 1869; grad. 
Rush Med. College, Chicago, 1878 (A.M., Illi- 
nois College, 1887); m. Chicago, May 2, 1893, 
Nettie U. McDonald; children: Mildred Cleve- 
land, John Rowell. Was drummer in private 
Co. F, 137th 111. Vol. Infy. in Civil War. 
Since 1878 engaged in practice of medicine 
in Chicago; practice limited to diseases of 
children and consultations. Prof, of diseases 
of children, Rush Med. College; attending 
physician to children, Presbyterian Hosp.; 
consultant to Central Free Dispensary and 
Jackson Park Sanitarium; formerly city physi- 
cian in charge of isolation hospitals and 
bridewell; formerly physician in charge of 
infectious disease wards of Cook Co. Hosp.; 
for several years mem. Cook Co. Hosp. staff. 
Lecturer for Illinois Training School and 
Presbyterian Hosp. Training School for 
Nurses. Ex-pres. Chicago Pediatric Soc., Chi- 
cago Examiners' Assn., board of dir. Chicago 
Physicians' Club; honorary mem. Societe 
d'Hygiene of Paris, France; mem. Am. Pediat- 
ric Soc.; fellow Chicago Acad. of Medicine; 
mem. 12th International Med. Congress, etc. 
Med. referee for The Prudential Insurance 
Co. of America. Author of text books: Dis- 
eases of Children, Anatomy, Physiology and 
Hygiene of the Developing Period, Care of the 
Infant; also numerous monographs relating to 
pediatrics and allied subjects. Republican. Con- 
gregationalist. Surgeon to artillery battalion, 
I. N. G. Commander American Post 708, Grand 
Army of the Republic; twice elected coroner 
of DuPage Co., 111. Mason: Garfield Lodge, Chi- 
cago; Doric Chapter, West Chicago: K. T., 
Bethel Commandery, No. 36, Elgin, 111. Clubs: 
Mencken, Physicians. Office and residence: 
1485 Jackson Boul. 

COTTON, Arthur Baxter, pres., treas. and 
dir. Brydon Trimmed Hat Co.; b. Clinton, 
Mich., Jan. 23, 1845; s. Thomas and Eliza 
(Young) Cotton; ed. public schools in Clin- 
ton, Mich.; m. Clinton, Mich., Aug. 7, 1867, 
Alice A. Snow; children: Clarence A., Mrs. 
Charles A. Brown, Florence M., Martha A. 
Began business career ns retail merchant in 
Clinton. Tecumseh and West Bay Citv. Mich.; 
was alderman in West Bay City. 1887; came 
to Chicago from West Bay City, Mar. 1, 1888; 
engaged in electric lighting business with 
Thomson-Houston and General Electric com- 
panies; incorporator of Stromberg-Carlson 
Telephone Mfg. Co.; organized Brydon Hat 



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Co., manufacturers and importers of trimmed 
hats exclusively, of which is now pres., treas. 
and dlr. Also pres., treas. and dir. of the Home 
Telephone Co., of Bloomington