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The Pittsburg Leader. 




ENNSYLVANIA has produced and today pos- 
sesses as many men of prominence in all walks of 
life as any state in the union. Her sons have 
shone in politics and the professions, in business and 
banking, as artists and artificers, in the world of letters 
and the realm of invention, as pioneers in time of peace 
and leaders in time of war. 

This book is published to let all the people know 
who the men are of whose records Pennsylvania can be 
proud. Pictures are used because, often, a picture will 
tell the story of a man's personality far better than the 
dryer details of his life in printed words. 

Pennsylvanians are a progressive people. Her sons 
are always trying to do something new or trying to do 
the same things better. Out of this comes leadership in 
the world's progress and pre-eminence in all lines of 

The men whose faces look out from the pages of 
this book have all borne their share of the burden— have 
performed their part of the duty. 

Because of what they have accomplished, they are 
justly entitled to be called prominent men of Pennsylvania. 


The Pittsburg Leader. 


In a field adjacent to the Saxman farm near Latrobe, the present gigantic corpora- 
tion known as the Latrobe Connellsville Coal & Coke Company had its inception in 1865. 

There it was that Mathias Saxman, a 
descendant of an old pioneer family of 
that section, spent what time he could 
spare from his farm work by digging 
out of the ground, by means decidedly 
primitive, about 250' bushels of coal each 
day. This output was increased about 
50 bushels in the next five years. 

The mining and selling of coal was 
in those days a comparatively new in- 
dustry, the use of coke was practically 
unknown and the incorporation of coal 
digging concerns was just about begin- 
ning to occupy the attention of lawyers. 
Coal digging, rather than mining, in 
those days was conducted not unlike cel- 
lar excavating in a small town at the 
present time, and if a man had coal on 
his property and started to dig it with a 
large force of men it was considered 
very extraordinary. 

Mathias Saxman began digging his 
coal on a decidedly modest scale. The 
running of a railroad switch into his 
mine was a thing undreamed of, so he 
m. w. saxman provided himself with a large wagon 

and hauled his coal to the railroad station at Latrobe, where he unloaded his product with 
a shovel. In the course of a few months he employed a few men to help him, and with 
their aid his output grew considerably. About the year 1870 Mr. Saxman was shipping 
coal into Altoona, and three years later he had so far progressed as to form a company. 
He took into his partnership two other men, and the three conducted their business under 
the firm name of M. Saxman & Company. 

With his company formed, Mr. Saxman began supplying the Pennsylvania Railroad 
Company with coal, but not till some time later were other large concerns furnished. Coke 
was comparatively little used at that time. It was being experimented with by the more 
progressive manufacturing companies, but the owners of the mills in Western Pennsyl- 
vania seemed to have a prejudice against it. The president of this new mining company, 
however, believed that it could be used to good advantage by the great iron*and steel fur- 
naces and that it would eventually grow into use. He acted on that impulse and began, in 
1880, to build coke ovens and burn coke. The manufacturing companies fell into his way 
of thinking in the course of time, and in 1890 he had 80 coke ovens going in full blast. 

But the great development of the Saxman interests that had grown to considerable 
proportions by that time was still to some. The development and consolidation of their 
coal properties was undertaken by Marcus Wilson Saxman, son of Mathias Saxman and 
Katharine Wilson Saxman. 

The present president of this large concern was born on the old farm near which the 
coal was first dug, December 24, 1867. The property had been owned by the Saxman 
family from the time of the taking out of the original deed from the State, and it has 
never been transferred. Mr. Saxman's early education was obtained in the country schools 


of Westmoreland county and later, as he advanced in his studies, he attended the public 
schools at Latrobe. Subsequently he entered Swarthmore College, where he brought him- 
self into popularity as one of the stars of the gridiron. 

Upon leaving college he started in to become prac- 
tical. Sometimes he worked on his father's farm and at 
intervals he took a hand at mining coal. 

For ten years after that he occupied his time in the 
mercantile business at Bradenville, Pa., but immediately 
after that entered upon his career as a coal operator. 
Superior Mine No. 1 was opened by him alone, and then 
in rapid succession, with the help of his associates, he 
began taking coal out of those mines that have since be- 
come and are now part of the immense merger known as 
the Latrobe Connellsville Coal & Coke Company. 

In addition to being the president of this corporation, 
Mr. Saxman is the president of the Ligonier Coal Com- 
pany, the treasurer of the Cardiff Coal Company, the 
treasurer of the Unitey Coal Company, treasurer Kelso 
Smokeless Coal Company, a director Bessemer Coal & Coke 
Company, on Bessemer & Lake Erie R. R. ; a director of 
the Greenwich Coal & Coke Company, of which he had 
for many years, and until recently, been president ; a director of the Superior Fuel Com- 
pany, which is located on the Bessemer & Lake Erie railroad, where there is a big modern 
plant ; president of the Citizens National Bank of Latrobe ; a director of the Latrobe Trust 
Company ; treasurer of the Derry Glass Sand Company ; a director in the Latrobe Printing 
& Publishing Company, and President Latrobe Electric Steel Company. Mr. Saxman is 
a member of a number of clubs and societies. He belongs to the Union League Club of 
Philadelphia, the Duquesne Club of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. 

Among the seven largest coal mining companies in the country, ranks the Latrobe 
Connellsville Coal & Coke Company, with offices in the largest cities of the United States. 
J. E. Barnett is treasurer of the concern and E. M. Gross secretary. 

In 1900 the various companies in the present organization were incorporated. In 
1905 the great consolidation of the Saxman interests took place. These original compan- 
ies were the Saxman Coal & Coke Company, the Superior Coal & Coke Company, the 
Derry Coal & Coke Company, the Milwood Coal & Coke Company and the original La- 
trobe Connellsville Coal & Coke Company. They are all merged now under the name of 
the latter concern. The Derry Coal & Coke Company was originally the Saxman interests. 

The plants now in operation are the Saxman mine, the Superior mines No. 1 and 2, 
Derry mines No. 1 and 2, Connellsville mine, Mellwood mine and the Greenwich property 
with its seven separate mines. The present monthly output of all these mines amounts to 
125,000 tons. The mines are all strictly modern and model in equipment, and are fitted 
out with electric and compressed air machinery. Each plant is perfectly equipped, and 
there are no finer steel tipples in the world than the one that can be seen at the Derry 
No. 1 plant, which has a capacity of 1,000 tons daily and is operated by two men. The 
big company employs in all about 2,500 men. 

The Latrobe Connellsville Coal & Coke Company has branch offices in Philadelphia, 
Pittsburgh, New York, Baltimore, Boston, New Haven, Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Chi- 
cago and other principal Eastern and Western cities. Among its heaviest patrons are the 
Pennsylvania Railroad Company, the Boston & Maine Railroad Company, the Delaware & 
Hudson River Railroad Company and other lines. The development, consolidation and 
growth of this immense concern has, to the exclusion of almost everything else, occu- 
pied the attention of M. W. Saxman, in whose work is now represented an accomplish- 
ment essentially American and a striking illustration of the advance of Pennsylvania 


In order to estimate justly the life, character and genius of a man, it is necessary to 
possess some knowledge of the heredity that produced him, and the environment in which 

he was reared, as well as the conditions 
that surrounded him in later life. 

William Muir was born in Carbon- 
dale, Pa., April 10, 1851, the son of John 
and Caroline (Smith) Muir. His father 
was a native of Edinburgh, Scotland, 
and came to this country in the year 
1823. His mother was of American 
parentage. Their son William, who was 
the eldest of five children, inherited the 
kind, tender heart of his mother, togeth- 
er with the perseverence, integrity and 
loyalty of his Scotch father. 

At the age of 12 he commenced 
earning his own livelihood, hiring out to 
a farmer at $8 per month. However, 
that work did not appeal to him, and he 
decided to make a change, whereupon 
he served three years at the marble cut- 
ting trade. This work did not agree 
with him physically, and he was forced 
to look elsewhere for employment. 

Since he was naturally of a me- 
chanical mind, he next took up car- 
pentry work, and for two years pursued 
this trade under instruction. At the 
end of this time he began contracting and building for himself. One of his first contracts, 
and one which proved the turning point in his career, was the construction of a refinery 
for E. E. Hendrick, of Carbondale, Pa. Because of the knowledge of the refining busi- 
ness gained while constructing this plant, he became convinced that refining was more 
lucrative than the business he was following, and determined to become better acquainted 
with the oil business. This led to his becoming one of the important independent oil refin- 
ers of the country. However, his work in construction did not cease, for beside Mr. Hen- 
drick's plant he has completed five refineries : one at Corry, Pa. ; two at Warren, Pa., and 
two at Titusville, and has followed the oil business along various lines since 1876, retain- 
ing large interests in the plants constructed at Warren and Titusville. 

In the year 1872 he married Miss Martha Fuller, of Carbondale, Pa., and they are the 
parents of four children — two sons and two daughters. For the past 10 years Mr. Muir 
and his family have been residents of Titusville, Pa., where they have a handsome home 
on one of the most attractive streets in that city. During the 16 years previous to their 
coming to Titusville, they were residents of Warren, Pa. In both cities Mr. Muir has 
many important business interests. 

Mr. Muir is today general manager of Crew Levick Co., a well-known firm of Phila- 
delphia, large oil manufacturers and jobbers, whose offices are located in nearly every 
known country, and whose products are likewise universally known. He is president of 
two refineries in Titusville, Pa., the Pennsylvania Paraffine Works and the Bessemer Re- 
fining Company, both large exporters of the various petroleum products. He is president 
of the Riverside Acid Works, of Warren, Pa., and also of the First National Bank, of War- 
ren, one of the oldest and most substantial institutions of that city. 

Mr. Muir is characterized by his tenacity of purpose, upright business methods and 
absolute justice in all dealings. In him we find the rare combination of the successful 
business man and the kind-hearted, chivalrous gentleman. 


Founded in 1893, the Pennsylvania Paraffine Works has developed and grown until 
even in far-off countries the plant is known because of its production of the "largest va- 
riety of output of any independent refining company in the world." 

Occupying an ad- 
vantageous s i t u a- 
tion in the center of 
the Pennsylvania oil 
fields, possessing ex- 
cellent facilities for 
t r a nsportation, Ti- 
tusville, largely 
through the enter- 
prise of the Penn- 
sylvania Par affine 
Works and other 
factories, is becom- 
ing more and more 
noted as a manufac- 
turing city. 

Flanked by rows 
of oil tanks of a 

combined capacity of 100,000 barrels, in a well chosen location in the East End of Titus- 
ville, stand the buildings of the company's new and extensive plant. Built entirely of 
brick and steel, fireproof and strongly constructed, the various buildings are arranged in 
groups most advantageous for the carrying on of refining and other operations. 

In the plant in every department is installed the most approved machinery. In every . 
particular the equipment represents not only the best construction, but the attainment to 
the highest degree of success of the purpose for which it is intended. Beginning at the 
crude and the tar stills, where five 100 horse-power boilers with automatic feeders are 
placed, it is interesting to trace the crude oil and the tar through the various processes of 
clarification and segregation. Step by step they are transformed from liquids into 
vapors, from gases back again into liquids, then from the liquids the solids are precipi- 
tated ; by chemical and mechanical action the work continues until finally are obtained the 
finished products, in form ranging from the lightest naptha down through the list of illu- 
minating oils, lubricants, neutrals and waxes to the solid waxtailings and coke. 

Reduced to the last extremity the products of petroleum are almost innumerable. Of 
the various specialties of the Pennsylvania Paraffine Works the most important are : 

Superior water- white oil, crystal water-white in color; extra prime white oil, water- 
white in color ; stove gasoline, deodorized, for use in vapor stoves, automobiles, gas engines, 
torches and for dry cleaning; deodorized naphtha, for paints and varnishes; steam re- 
fined cylinder stock, especially prepared for locomotive and marine engine lubrication; 
pale and lemon neutrals, prepared especially for the heaviest work on high-speed engines, 
dynamos, gas engines, thread-cutting machines, ice machines, elevators, general light 
lubrication, steam separators, spindles, looms, sewing machines, miner's oil, greases and 
adulterations ; red neutrals, used for heaviest work on high-speed engines, dynamos and 
thread-cutting , for cordage oil and light lubrication. 

In addition to the output, the Pennsylvania Paraffine Works makes various wood oils, 
gas and fuel oils, white and yellow wax, petroleum pitch, coke and numerous other deriva- 
tives from petroleum. In the compounding department of the company are carefully pre- 
pared a great variety of lubricants, either according to the formulas of the corporation, or 
as specified by customers. 

On Saybolt's instruments, according to the requirements of the Produce Exchange, 
are made the tests of the Pennsylvania Works. Manufacturing operations are directed by 
an experienced refiner, an expert in the business, a chemist who has more than kept up 
with the times. The maximum capacity of the stills of the Pennsylvania Paraffine Works 
is 1,500 barrels a day. In the refinery 50 men are employed. Through convenient con- 
nections with the Pennsylvania Railroad and with the Dunkirk and Allegheny Valley Rail- 
way, the company has especially good shipping facilities. 

In the United States the Pennsylvania Paraffine Works maintains branch offices, sales 
agencies, in New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Savannah, Jacksonville, Warren, 
Ishpiming, Houghton, Newark, Jersey City, Hoboken and Trenton. Its foreign branches 
are located in London and Manchester, England ; Glasgow, Scotland ; Paris, France ; Ant- 
werp. Belgium; Hamburg and Frankfort (on-the-Main), Germany; Barcelona, Spain; 
Bombay, India, and Kobe, Japan. 

The officers of the company are : William Muir, president ; L. J. Levick, vice-presi- 
dent, and W. F. Cowden, secretary and treasurer. The Pennsylvania Paraffine Works is 
capitalized at $500,000, but this sum now represents the original strength of the organiza- 
tion and not the proportions to which the business has grown. 


The Bessemer Refinery recently completed and with headquarters in Titusville, 
Pa., does an extensive business in the paraffine and oil trade. Aside from the usual work 
done in oil refineries, the Bessemer Company has added what is known as "Cold Test" 

The splendid new plant of the Bessemer Refining Company is fully up to the stand- 
ard in the quality and quantity of output. The plant is constructed of steel and iron and 
is fitted up with the most modern appliances and machinery. 

In every particular the equipment represents not only the best construction, but the 
attainment to the highest degree of success for the purpose for which it was intended. 

The Bessemer Refining Company manufactures high gravity gasolines, also high 
gravity refined oils, dark and filtered cylinder oils. 


Abraham L. Keister, of Scottdale, Pennsylvania, was born in Fayette county, Penn- 
sylvania, September 10, 1852; was educated in the public schools of Fayette county and 
in Otterbein University, at Westerville, Ohio; was admitted to the bar and practiced his 

profession for a short time in Columbus, Ohio. He engaged in the manufacture of coke 
in 1881 in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, and later in the banking business at Scottdale. 
He has resided at Scottdale since 1886. He was elected to Congress November 5, 1912. 


John M. Morin, representative in Congress, labor leader and former baseball player, 
was born in Philadelphia, April 18, 1868. His parents were Martin Joseph Morin and 
Rose (nee Joyce) Morin, who came from Mayo, Ireland, to Philadelphia in 1862. 

When Mr. Morin was but four years of age, his parents removed to Pittsburgh, and 
his first education was received in the public schools of that city. At an early age he 
went to work in a glass factory. The hours were long and the labor was exhausting. 
Many boys were unable to stick for more than a few days at the trying work. John 
Morin has a streak of gritty sand in his make-up, however. He not only worked each 
day in the factory, but in the evening he attended school and studied so diligently that he 
kept up with his more fortunate companions who did not have to quit school to go to work. 
Later Mr. Morin secured a better job in an iron and steel mill. He still continued to 
study at night, and at length completed a course in a business college. 

When 21 years old, Mr. Morin, like many of his acquaintances, became interested in 
the great opportunities said to be open to a young man in the west. Possessing a little 
more ambition than the average young man, Mr. Morin went west to investigate for him- 
self. He reached Missoula, Montana, where he secured a position with the D. J. Hen- 
nessy Mercantile Company. He was there three years, then returned to his former home 
in Pittsburgh, Pa., in the fall of 1893, where he has since resided. 

Having worked in glass factories and in iron and steel mills for many years, John 
Morin early learned to appreciate the value of trades unions to workingmen. After his 
return to Pennsylvania and while living in Pittsburgh he was impressed still more deeply 
with the value of labor unions as a defense of workingmen against the encroachments of 
greedy capitalists. For many years he was a member of the Central Trades Council of 
Pittsburgh, and gave liberally of his time and knowledge in assisting the various unions 
of the Pittsburgh district in their fight for the workingmen. 

Mr. Morin has been a consistent member of the Republican party since he became 
old enough to cast a ballot. He is liberal in his views, however, and as an office holder 
gives of his time and ability unstintedly in the service of the entire population of the 
district he represents. Mr. Morin has been a delegate to every Republican State Con- 
vention in Pennsylvania from 1905 to 1912. From 1904 to 1906 he was a member of 
the Common Council of Pittsburgh, representing the old Fourteenth ward, now the 
Fourth ward of Pittsburgh. He acquitted himself creditably as a city legislator, and won 
not only the respect of his fellow councilmen, but the approval as well of his constituents. 

In recognition of his sterling manhood and skill in organizing and handling men Mr. 
Morin was appointed Director of Public Safety for the city of Pittsburgh April 5, 1909. 
During the time he held this position many important and beneficial changes were made 
in the police system of the city and its efficiency was increased greatly. While still hold- 
ing this important office Mr. Morin determined, upon the urgent solicitation of his friends, 
to be a candidate for Congress at the 1912 election. He accepted the nomination for 
representative-at-large offered him by the State Convention at Harrisburg and was en- 
dorsed by the Bull Moose, Roosevelt-Progressive and Washington parties. He was elected 
to the Sixty-third Congress, receiving an overwhelming majority of 618,537 votes against 
the 357,562 received by his leading opponent, a Democrat. 

His resignation from his position at the head of the Department of Public Safety 
was accepted with regret, although necessary to enable him to assume more important 
duties at Washington. 

Mr. Morin is an all around athlete and has always taken a deep interest in clean 
sports, especially in baseball. While in Montana he was captain-manager of the Missoula 
Baseball Team from 1891 to 1893. He helped organize the Montana State Baseball 
League and served as a director until he returned to Pennsylvania. Mr. Morin is best 
known among athletes of Pennsylvania as a sculler. Mr. Morin was married to Miss 
Eleanor C. Hickey, of Pittsburgh, in 1897. There are seven children. 



One of the most prominent figures 
in the field of politics and the legal pro- 
fession in the State of Pennsylvania is 
Stephen G. Porter, of the North Side, 
Pittsburgh. Mr. Porter has established 
an excellent record for himself both as a 
legal practitioner and as a politician, be- 
ing a member of the Sixty-third Con- 
gress, and having served in the Sixty- 
second Congress. Mr. Porter was born 
May 18, 1869, on a farm near Salem, 
Ohio. At an early age he came to old 
Allegheny city. He attended the pub- 
lic schools and Allegheny high school. 
For two years he studied medicine, but 
deciding that he was better fitted for 
a legal career he studied law and was 
admitted to the bar in Allegheny county 
in 1894. In 1903 he became city solici- 
tor of Allegheny and established an ex- 
cellent record in that office. At the pri- 
mary election in Pittsburgh, September 
16, 1913, he was the mayoralty nominee 
who received the largest number of 
votes. He has always been a progres- 
sive in politics. 


Willis J. Hulings, engineer, attor- 
ney and reform leader in politics, was 
born in Clarion county, July 1, 1850. 
His parents are Marcus Hulings and 
Margaret McDermott (nee McCluee) 
Hulings. He was educated as a civil 
engineer and lawyer, and admitted to 
practice law in the courts of Pennsyl- 
vania, West Virginia and Arizona. He 
has been engaged extensively in mining 
and oil operations. He commanded the 
Sixteenth Regiment, Pennsylvania Vol- 
unteer Infantry, in the Spanish- Ameri- 
can War, and was promoted from Col- 
onel to Brigadier General for meritori- 
ous conduct in action by President Mc- 
Kinley. He was a member of the lower 
house of the State Legislature from 
1881 to 1887, and of the State Senate 
from 1907 to 1911. For many years Mr. 
Hulings was a Republican. Later, he 
became a Progressive, and was elected 
to Congress from the Twenty-eighth 
District by a large majority as a candi- 
date of the Washington party in 1912. 
His wife was formerly Miss Emma W. 
Simpson. They have eleven children. 



From machinist to Senator is a fairly good jump for a man to make, for there are a 
great many men who earn their daily bread in the crafts and never try to do anything 
else. Many more there are who could 
not do anything else, no matter how 
many chances they might get. 

Labor organizations, feeling the 
need of representation in the State Leg- 
islatures, naturally turn to their own 
number when in search for a man who 
can be depended upon to take care of the 
interests of the laboring class and labor 
unions, but apparently few are to be 

One of those few, who, after serv- 
ing an apprenticeship in a machine shop, 
elevated himself in politics with signal 
success, is Henry Cooper, State Senator 
from Allegheny county. Senator Cooper 
has not only been a machinist, but a 
farmer, too, and the surprise of many is 
that he was not appointed as a member 
of the Committee on Agriculture when 
he was sent to the Senate. However, he 
served on committees enough for any 
one man, and these kept him constantly 
busy. During the term of 1911 he was 
a member of the Canals and Inland 
Navigation Committee, the Committee 

on Education, the New County and County Seats Committee, the Committee on Public 
Printing and the Committee on Public Supply of Light, Heat and Water. 

When he was not busy in the Senate chamber he was present at a committee meet- 
ing, and between the two he had very little time to do anything else. Probably because he 
rose from the ranks, he has always been regarded as a workingman's friend, and in spite 
of his many duties he was never too busy to see an occasional committee of toilers who 
wanted something from the powers at Harrisburg. The parents of Mr. Cooper, Dr. John 
F. Cooper, a practicing physician, and Mrs. Sarah Cooper, lived on Arch street, Pitts- 
burgh, North Side. There the Senator was born December 12, 1848. When six years old 
he entered the Third Ward school of his native city and gradually worked his way through 
the public school system. His parents placed him in Duff's Business College, Pittsburgh, 
where he was given a general office training. 

Eager to learn a trade, Mr. Cooper went into a machine shop, where he served several 
years at the bench and on the various machines, acquiring a thorough knowledge of the 
trade. Next he went to farming, and then he entered politics. For three years he served 
as auditor for Beaver county, and in Bellevue he held a prominent place in the borough 
council for five consecutive years. In November, 1910, he was elected to the Senate. Mr. 
Cooper's regular occupation now is that of oil producer, for he owns and operates large 
and valuable oil holdings. He is a director of the Bellevue Realty Savings & Trust Com- 
pany, and the Bellevue Country Club. He is also a member of the Tariff Club, of Pitts- 



M. Clyde Kelly was born in Bloomfield, Ohio, 
August 4, 1883. He attended the public schools of his 
native town and the Muskingum College 
at New Concord, Ohio. In 1904 he be- 
came the publisher of the Braddock 
Leader, and a year later the Braddock Daily Neivs. 
In 1907 he took over the management of the Brad- 
dock Daily Neivs-Herald, of which he is now president 
and managing editor. He is also the president and 
director of the Braddock Daily News Publishing Com- 
pany. In 1910 he was elected to the Pennsylvania 
House of Representatives from the Tenth district of 
Allegheny county, and in 1912 was elected to Congress 
from the Thirtieth Pennsylvania congressional district. 
He is a the author of "Machine Made Legislation," and 
is a member of the Braddock Board of Commerce, the 
Carnegie Round Table, Odd Fellows, Knights of 
Pythias, Knights of Malta and Royal Arcanum. 




James Francis Burke was born in Petroleum Cen- 
ter, Venango county, Pa., October 21, 1867. He is the 
son of Richard J. and Anna Arnold 
Burke, and has represented the Thirty- 
first district, Pittsburgh, in Congress 
for five successive terms. Mr. Burke in 
1892 was graduated from the University of Michigan 
with the degree of LL.B. In 1893 he was admitted to 
the Allegheny county bar and practiced law in Pitts- 
burgh and the county until elected to the Fifty-ninth 
Congress. Mr. Burke organized and was first presi- 
dent of the American Republican College League with 
branches in all American universities. He was the 
youngest secretary ever elected by the Republican Na- 
tional Committee. He is a member of the Duquesne, 
Country, Union, Americus, Tariff and Athletic Clubs 
of Pittsburgh, and of the Army and Navy Club, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 




Andrew Jackson Barchfeld, representative at 
Washington, D. C, from the Thirty-second Con- 
gressional District, was born in Pitts- 
burgh May 18, 1863. His parents were 
Henry Barchfeld and Mary (nee Neuen- 
hagen) Barchfeld. In 1884 he gradu- 
ated from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, prac- 
ticed in Pittsburgh until 1904, when he was elected to 
Congress, and has been re-elected ever since. Mr. 
Barchfeld has been for years a member of the Inter- 
parliamentary Peace Union at The Hague. For several 
years Mr. Barchfeld was city physician for Pittsburgh. 
He belongs to the Pittsburgh South Side Medical So- 
ciety, the Allegheny County Medical Society, the Penn- 
sylvania State Medical Society and the American Med- 
ical Association. He is a member of the Union Club, 
Country Club, Pittsburgh Athletic Club, and others. 



The privilege of a man, to stretch his hand over the map of North America, and 
have the tips of both his thumb and his little finger, to say nothing of his palm, locating 
seats of industries in which he holds in- 
terest, is something that is rarely en- 
joyed. To sit in Pittsburgh and make 
suggestions as to how certain things 
should be done in Mexico and Canada, 
and reap the harvests thereof, shows 
more than anything else that the oppor- 
tunities of one thoroughly familiar with 
manufacturing enterprises are limitless. 
There are a few successful individuals 
in Western Pennsylvania who are doing 
this now, but they are comparatively 
few, and only a small number of them 
are reaching out and making themselves 
known in other foreign fields. 

One of those who has been signally 
successful at home, and abroad as well, 
is Frederick Davidson, of 367 South 
Negley avenue, Pittsburgh, locally 
known as the secretary and treasurer of 
the Union Drawn Steel Company of 
Beaver Falls. Mr. Davidson is 43 years 
old. He was born in Connellsville, 
Pennsylvania, October 27, 1870. At an 
early age his father, Colonel Daniel 

Rogers Davidson, and his mother, Mrs. Photo, copyrighted by campbeii studio, New York. 
Margaret (Clark- Johnson) Davidson, decided to enter him in a military academy. Ac- 
cordingly he was sent to Chester, Pennsylvania, where the Pennsylvania Military Academy 
was rapidly becoming famous as one of the best institutions of its kind in the country. 
There Mr. Davidson received his elementary and collegiate education, and when he left 
Chester at the end of his studies, he went to Beaver. 

About that time the First National Bank of Beaver Falls was being organized and 
for the reason that he was well equipped for the position, Mr. Davidson was made its 
first cashier. He remained there for three years, and the experience he thus obtained he 
used as a stepping stone to the more remunerative positions that began to present them- 
selves. Leaving the bank, he accepted the place of secretary and treasurer of the Union 
Drawn Steel Company of Beaver Falls, and, although he is still in that office, he has suc- 
ceeded in making his influence felt in other concerns, with all of which he became con- 
nected in some capacity in the course of time. 

In a short time the Canadian trade of the Beaver Falls concern became great enough 
to merit the establishment of a branch factory in Hamilton, Ontario, and this branch was 
eventually made a separate concern. Of this Canadian establishment Mr. Davidson also 
became secretary and treasurer. The formation of corporations was daily going on, and 
at the time of the organization of the Beaver Clay Manufacturing Company, Mr. David- 
son, who was one of the organizers, was elected to the presidency. Then a nail manufac- 
turing company was started in old Mexico, known as the Monterey Wire Nail Company, 
and in this company, too, Mr. Davidson was given the highest office. 

At the same time he interested himself in matters nearer home. The First National 
Bank of Beaver Falls, in which he began his business career, still holds him as a director, 
and in the same capacity he serves the Bank of Pittsburgh, National Association, and the 
Davidson Ore Mining Company, of Buffalo, N. Y. Mr. Davidson is an ardent patron of 
athletics and holds membership in the Illinois Athletic Association. In Pittsburgh he be- 
longs to the Union Club, and in Philadelphia he is a member of the Manufacturers' Club. 



Samuel G. Dixon, M. D., LL. D., 
State Commissioner of Health under 
Governors Pennypacker, Stuart and 
Tener, was born in Philadelphia March 
23, 1851. He is licensed to practice both 
law and medicine. Among the schools 
he attended are the Medical School of 
the University of Pennsylvania, and the 
department of Bacteriology, of King's 
College, London. He studied under Pet- 
tenkofer in Munich. Dr. Dixon has 
served as Professor of Hygiene in the 
Medical School of the University of 
Pennsylvania and dean of the auxiliary 
department of medicine, and is con- 
nected with many scientific organiza- 
tions. His publications cover a large 
field in hygiene and bacteriology. On 
October 19, 1889, Dr. Dixon made 
known through the Medical Neivs of 
Philadelphia, his great discovery of pro- 
ducing immunity to tuberculosis in the 
lower animals, and described his fluid 
extract used in the successful treatment 
of tuberculosis. 


Archibald W. Powell, Auditor Gen- 
eral of Pennsylvania, was born August 
21, 1872, at California, Pa., the son of 
John R. and Harriet Weaver Powell. 
He was graduated from California Nor- 
mal School and the Yale University Law 
School. Mr. Powell was first a building 
foreman and contractor. He next be- 
came principal of the schools in Du- 
quesne borough, Allegheny county, and 
later at Latrobe, Pa. From 1897 to 
1900 he was at Yale and went to the 
Philippines with the Tenth Regiment, in 
the war with Spain and the Aguinaldo 
rebellion. He was twice promoted for 
wounds received in action. In 1901 he 
began the practice of law in Allegheny 
county. He is now adjutant of the 
Tenth Regiment and the Historian of 
its Veteran Association. He is a mem- 
ber of the Order of Free and Accepted 
Masons, the Benevolent Protective Or- 
der of Elks and the Knights of Pythias. 
In 1910 he was elected to the State Sen- 
ate, and 1912 was elected Auditor Gen- 
eral of Pennsylvania on the Republican 
and Washington party tickets. 



Frederick N. Beegle, officer and director in a half-score business organizations, 
was born at Millersburg, Ohio, May 21, 1863. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin 
Beegle. He was educated at Millers- 
hurg and at North Manchester, Ind. 

Mr. Beegle inherited little except 
the good name of his parents, who both 
•died before the son had reached man- 
hood. At the age of 16, Mr. Beegle be- 
gan clerking in a store. Tiring of this 
he started a wholesale process business 
which he conducted for two years. In 
1885 he obtained a position with Hart- 
man Steel Company, of Beaver Falls, 
and remained with this firm for four 

At last he found the work to which 
he was to devote the best energies of his 
life, but he was not destined to remain 
much longer with this company. He 
was offered a position as assistant su- 
perintendent of the Union Drawn Steel 
Company, of Beaver Falls. After some 
hesitation, he accepted the offer and 
went to work in November, 1889. After 
filling a number of minor positions, he 
was appointed secretary. In a few 
years he became treasurer and at length 
was elected president. He has held this position the last 12 years. 

Other companies with which Mr. Beegle has been connected are: The Beaver Clay 
Manufacturing Company, of New Galilee, vice-president ; Ideal Opening Die Company, of 
Beaver Falls, secretary and treasurer ; Davidson Ore Mining Company, of Buffalo, N. Y., 
president; First National Bank, of Beaver Falls, vice-president; Monterey Wire Nail 
Company, of Monterey, Mex., treasurer; Alamo Mining Company, Monterey, Mex., treas- 
urer; Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Ship Canal, director. Mr. Beegle is a member of the Union 
Club of Pittsburgh, the Tamaqua Club of Beaver Falls and of the Beaver County Coun- 
try Club. 

Mr. Beegle is a typical self-made man. Mr. Beegle always has been a consistent 
Republican, but never has sought office or engaged actively in politics. In charitable 
and philanthropic work, however, he has always taken an active interest. He has not 
only given generously of his wealth to charitable and benevolent institutions, but has 
given of his trained business ability as well. As chairman of the Board of Trustees for 
the Beaver County Children's Home he has done much to add to the prosperity and use- 
fulness of the institution. For many years he has been president of the Home for the 
Aged of Beaver County, and has endeavored, successfully, to increase the usefulness of 
the institution. 

Mr. Beegle's wife was formerly Miss Nellie E. Heath, a daughter of the late Rev. A. 
Heath, of Oberlin, 0. There is one son, born in 1896. Few persons have been interested 
in as wide a variety of business enterprises as has Mr. Beegle. Not content with the busi- 
ness of manufacturing and selling steel, at which he is unusually successful, Mr. Beegle 
interested himself financially in the mining business, and was active in promoting the 
operations of the Alamo Mining Company in Mexico. He is also actively interested in 
the construction of the proposed Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Ship Canal, as well as in bank- 
ing and in numerous other enterprises. 


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Samuel Davis Foster, chief engi- 
neer of the State Highway Department, 
was born September 11, 1880, at Mc- 
Keesport; his parents were Alexander 
D. and Amanda L. Foster. From Wash- 
ington-Jefferson College he received the 
degree of bachelor of science in the class 
of 1903, and in 1911 the honorary degree 
of civil engineer. Mr. Foster's record 
of efficient public service includes three 
years with the United States engineers 
in the Ohio, Monongahela and Alle- 
gheny river improvements; eighteen 
months as assistant engineer in charge 
of construction of roads, sewers and 
Water works in Panama and in Havana 
Province, Cuba; two years as chief en- 
gineer of the Allegheny County Road 
Department, and two years as chief en- 
gineer of the Pennsylvania State High- 
way Department. Among his clubs and 
societies are : Duquesne and University 
Clubs, Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 
Engineers' Society of Western Pennsyl- 
vania, and American Society of Civil 


"Battery Dan" they called an indi- 
vidual in New York who spent a great 
deal of time and money in obtaining for 
the people of the city a delightful spot 
known as Battery Park. Pittsburgh has 
its "Battery Dan," too, but his sobriquet 
is more dignified. They call him the 
"Father of Parks" there, and his true 
and correct name is Edward Manning 
Bigelow and the park system of Pitts- 
burgh is his creation. Mr. Bigelow is 
now the commissioner of highways of 
the State. For many years he was di- 
rector of public works of Pittsburgh. 
He was born in that city November 6, 
1850, the son of Edward M. and Mary 
(Steel) Bigelow. He attended the 
Western University. Subsequently he 
was made engineer in charge of the sur- 
veys of the city of Pittsburgh. In 1880 
he became city engineer. He was elected 
director of the department of public 
works in 1888 and unanimously re- 
elected to several terms of four years 
each. More recently he had filled the 
office of Allegheny county consulting 



Honesty, integrity and business acumen, with the additional qualities of personality, 
unswerving devotion to a cause or interest and a remarkable capacity for work have 
been the factors in the successful career 
of one of Waynesburg's most notable 
citizens, Benjamin N. Freeland. This 
exceptionally gifted teacher, lawyer, 
statesman and financial light of Greene 
county was born at Mt. Morris, near the 
Greene county seat, March 18, 1858. 
His parents, William and Nancy Free- 
land, gave him a public school education 
in the village school of Mt. Morris. Like 
other country boys, he went to school in 
the winter months and helped on the 
farm in the summer. At the age of 15 
he began teaching a little rural school 
in Greene county, but in vacations took 
special instructions in the Eastman 
Business college of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 
from which place he was graduated in 
1876, at the age of 18. 

The farm, the school house and the 
business college all were contributing 
factors in the success of Mr. Freeland, 
who stored the knowledge learned in 
these places for reference which has 
since gained him many a battle in the 
legal and political world. 

Until 1893 he taught school part of the year and continued his studies, reading law 
in the evening and during vacation. Recognition of his business abilities came first in 
1893, when he received the appointment of United States storekeeper in Greene county, 
which position he held until 1896. 

Mr. Freeland was next elected clerk of courts in Greene county and later re-elected 
to the position, serving the county until 1902. Then his political career in its larger pos- 
sibilities began. He was a stanch Democratic leader in Greene county for years. In 
1902 the people, realizing that a strong opponent was needed to defeat the Republican 
candidate, W. E. Crow, persuaded Mr. Freeland to take the nomination for state senator 
from the Fayette-Green district. This he did, defeating Mr. Crow, who has since be- 
come a leader in the state senate, by the largest vote ever polled in the county. Mr. 
Freeland's majority was 2,300 votes in a county which is normally 1,300 mapority. 
While clerk of courts Mr. Freeland continued his law studies, and in 1901 was admitted 
to the county bar, and three years later to practice in the Superior and Supreme courts 
of Pennsylvania. He is a shrewd politician, honest and fearless in his fights for political 
preferment, a brilliant lawyer and one of the financial pillars of the farming county. 

He is considered the foremost financier in the county, being identified with practically 
all the larger banking and business interests of that section of the State. He is a director 
of the People's National Bank of Waynesburg, the Waynesburg Home Gas Company and 
the Sheridan Oil and Gas Company. Mr. Freeland is a stockholder in the South Penn 
Telephone Company and a director of the company. He is a member of the East 
Waynesburg Board of Education. 





Eugene Trump Norton, vice-president and di- 
rector of the First National Bank of Connellsville, was 
born in Brownsville, Pa., October 10, 
1866, the son of Philo and Martha Her- 
bert Norton. When seven years old he 
went with his parents to Connellsville, 
Pa. Mr. Norton is president and director of the First 
National Bank, Vanderbilt, Pa.; treasurer and di- 
rector of the Sligo Iron & Steel Company, of the Mey- 
ersdale Coal Company and of the Wells Creek Supply 
Company. He is a director of the Connellsville Con- 
struction Company, of the Yough Trust Company, of 
the Fayette Securities Company and of the Connells- 
ville News Publishing Company. Mr. Norton is a 
member of the Chamber of Commerce of Connellsville, 
and a trustee of the Christian Church. He is a Mason, 
a director of the Y. M. C. A., and a trustee of Bethany 
College, West Virginia. 

John Davis Frisbee, banker and merchant 

of Connellsville, was born October 14, 1829, in 

Pittsburgh. His parents were 

toSSJbT Samuel and Jane Frisbee. In 

*KlbBJ.E. lg53 he j^^ the «g old seekers » 

in California, and conducted a miners' supply 
store at Stony Bar, in Placer county. 

Returning to Pennsylvania he located in 
Connellsville, in 1861. He entered into a co- 
partnership with William Cooper & Company, 
general merchants, and began business in the 
same building he now occupies. Later, he 
bought out his partners and formed the Frisbee 
Hardware Company, devoted exclusively to 
hardware. He was one of the organizers of the 
First National Bank of Connellsville and has 
been its president since the incorporation, 37 
years ago. Mr. Frisbee is an officer in many of 
the subsidiary companies of the West Penn Rail- 
ways Company. He married Miss Catherine L. 
Herbert in 1863. There are four children living. 

Frank Eugene Markell, civil engineer, pharmacist 

and banker, was born in Monongahela City, the son of 

John S. and Emma Markell. He was edu- 

^fr^^T, cated in the public schools of Monongahela 

hi U (jr ill JN hi 

markell. and was graduated from the Monongahela 
high school. After leaving high school Mr. 
Markell took a special course in civil engineering, which 
he followed for several years. 

He is interested in several banking establishments 
in his home town, being president of the Citizens Na- 
tional Bank and president of the Clearing House Associa- 
tion of Connellsville. Mr. Markell is president of the 
Chamber of Commerce and president of the Southern 
Connellsville Coke Company. 



Josiah Vankirk Thompson, millionaire coke and coal operator of Fayette county, 
was born in Menallen township, near Uniontown, Pennsylvania, February 15, 1854, a 
son of Jasper Markle Thompson. He 
attended the public schools and later 
Washington and Jefferson College, at 
Washington, where he was graduated 
in June, 1871. On November 11 of that 
year he entered the employ of the First 
National Bank of Uniontown as clerk, 
and on April 2, 1889, following the 
death of his father, who was president 
of the bank, succeeded him in the presi- 
dency. This bank pays the largest 
salaries and has the largest surplus and 
profits of any national bank in the 
United States, leading the National 
Bank Honor Roll for a number of years. 

Mr. Thompson extended his inter- 
ests as the bank grew, and now he is 
the largest individual owner of coking 
coal lands in the United States. His 
holdings include land in Fayette, 
Greene, Washington and Allegheny 
counties, Pennsylvania, and in West 

Mr. Thompson was president of 
Uniontown council from 1892 to 1900, 
and at various times has been president 

of the News Publishing Company, Union Cemetery Company, and has participated and 
aided every legitimate enterprise offered to him for support. 

He has a remarkable memory and still more remarkable judgment, and although not 
one of his bank employes are bonded, there never has been an erring clerk, teller or 
cashier connected with the bank in its history. 

Mr. Thompson married Mary Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson, 
December 11, 1879. She died August 8, 1896. There are two children. 

The success of the bank of which Mr. Thompson is president is due not only to his 
shrewd management, but to the zeal and enthusiasm of all the employes, inspired by Mr. 
Thompson's own industry. It is not uncommon for Mr. Thompson to work continuously 
in his private office for a week without as much sleep as would amount to one good night's 
rest. He personally attends to all his own correspondence and writes all his own letters. 
There may be 150 of them in a single day. Mr. Thompson can go to sleep in a second 
anywhere, and when he awakens it is with every faculty and instinct alive and alert. He 
will fall asleep in the bank room writing a letter; nap, perhaps, for 15 minutes; then 
awaken, and continue the writing of the letter. 

No loans are made from Mr. Thompson's bank for more than the legal six per cent., 
nor is a bonus ever asked or taken from borrowers. If you get the monev at all you get 
it regular, and no bonus inducement can tempt a dollar from the vaults. No deposits are 
accepted except subject to check, and no interest is paid on deposits, however large. 



James Allison Searight, of Union- 
town, engaged in the insurance and 
banking business, was born September 
13, 1836, in Manellen township, Fayette 
county. His parents were William Sea- 
right and Mrs. Rachel (nee Brownfield) 
Searight. Mr. Searight attended the 
public schools, Dunlap's Creek Presby- 
terian Academy, the Iron City Business 
College of Pittsburgh, Kenyon College 
and the Philadelphia Divinity School. 
Ill health, however, prevented Mr. Sea- 
right from entering the ministry. In 
Uniontown he opened a real estate and 
insurance office. In 1871 he helped or- 
ganize the People's Bank of Fayette 
county, of which he became treasurer, 
and later president, holding the posi- 
tion until the bank was merged with the 
Citizens' Title and Trust Company. Mr. 
Searight has pronounced literary tal- 
ent. He belongs to the Sons of the 
American Revolution, the Historical So- 
ciety of Pennsylvania, the Knights 
Templar, and the Protestant Episcopal 


The life of J. Vance Graft, general 
superintendent of the Uniontown Water 
Company, has been one of busy achieve- 
ment. Mr. Graft was born in Dunbar 
township, Fayette county, Pa., Novem- 
ber 3, 1860, the son of Samuel and Mary 
Graft. He received the foundation for 
his business career in the public schools. 
At first he learned the printing business 
and then studied civil engineering. He 
then took up the practical side of rail- 
roading; engaged in the milling busi- 
ness for two years, and the foundry and 
store business for 10 years. For six 
years he was a traveling salesman. Then 
he became general superintendent of the 
Uniontown Water Company, which 
position he has held for 12 years. In 
that time the Uniontown plant has been 
practically rebuilt, two of their largest 
reservoirs having been constructed, 
three others reconstructed, and the 
water system perfected. Mr. Graft has 
spent 29 years in Uniontown. July 16, 
1884, he married Miss Henrietta Miller, 
and they have three children. 



James Clark Work, of Uniontown, is the Judge of the Orphans' Court of Fayette 
county, which office he has held continuously since the creation of the court in 1007. 

He was born on the farm he now 
owns in Dunbar township, Fayette 
county, Pennsylvania, February 8, 1859, 
the sixth child of John and Sarah (Mc- 
Laughlin) Work. He was graduated 
from Waynesburg College. In 1884 he 
entered the law school of the University 
of Michigan at Ann Arbor, continuing 
one year; then the law school of Yale 
University, entering the senior class. 
He was graduated from Yale with the 
degree of L.L.B. in 1886. Before leav- 
ing New Haven he passed the required 
examination and was admitted to prac- 
tice in the Supreme Court of Connecti- 

Mr. Work then returned to Fayette 
county, locating in Uniontown, entering 
there the office of Alfred Howell, then a 
leader of the Fayette county bar. He 
familiarized himself with Pennsylvania 
law and procedure, and on December 6, 
1886, was admitted to the Fayette coun- 
ty bar. He practiced law alone till 1889, 
when he formed a partnership with 
William A. Hogg, continuing for three 
years. The partnership was then dissolved, and Mr. Work resumed practice alone. 

By virtue of an act passed by the Pennsylvania Legislature in 1907, creating an Or- 
phans' Court for Fayette county, in May of that year the Governor appointed James 
Clark Work judge of that court, to serve until a successor was duly elected and qualified. 
He was sworn in June 5, 1907. 

The party primaries having been previously held, the Republican County Commit- 
tee met and nominated Judge Work to succeed himself. The Democratic County Com- 
mittee endorsed the nominator, although the candidate was an uncompromising Repub- 
lican. The Prohibition party and the Citizens' party also endorsed his candidacy. He, 
therefore, proved the unanimous choice of the county, and thus became Judge of the 
Orphans' Court for a term of ten years. Prior to the appointment of a temporary judge 
by the Governor, and after the passing of the act creating the Fayette County Orphans' 
Court the Bar Association of Fayette County met and recommended the appointment of 
James Work for the position. 

Judge Work is a staunch Republican. In 1893 he was chosen chairman of the Fay- 
ette County Republican Committee, serving until 1895. Under his leadership, in 1893. 
the first Republican county ticket successfully passed the ordeal of the ballot box. The 
victory was duplicated in 1894, and Fayette county passed from sure Democratic into the 
list of debatable counties. Judge Work is an attendant of the First Presbyterian Church 
of Uniontown, and a thirty-second degree Mason. He is a member of the American, 
State and Fayette County Bar Associations, and the Uniontown Country and Laurel 
Clubs. He is a trustee of Uniontown Hospital and a director of the Second National Bank. 
He was married April 16, 1903, to Mrs. Elwina (Null) Fuller, a native of Westmoreland 
county, the daughter of Harrison Null, of Greensburg. 



A prominent lawyer among the 
younger members of the Fayette county 
bar is John Duggan, Jr., of Connells- 
ville. Mr. Duggan was born in Connells- 
ville, Pa., August 12, 1884. He is the 
son of John Duggan and Madeline 
Duggan. Mr. Duggan was the recipient 
of a liberal education before he began 
the practice of law. He was graduated 
from the Connellsville schools in 1901. 
He then attended Georgetown Universi- 
ty, located at Washington, D. C. He 
completed his course in the collegiate 
department and continued on in the law 
department. From the latter school he 
was graduated in 1907. He was admit- 
ted to the bar of Pennsylvania in 1909. 
Mr. Duggan is now a member of the 
board of law examiners of Fayette coun- 
ty. In the field of politics he holds an 
important position, as he is at present 
acting chairman of the Republican 
County Committee in Fayette county. 
He is also secretary of that committee. 
At the Fayette bar he stands very high 
and has been unusually successful. 

W. R. CARR. 

Walter Russell Carr, youngest son 
of John D. and Amanda M. (Cook) 
Carr, was born in South Union town- 
ship, Fayette county, May 3, 1885. He 
was graduated from Washington and 
Jefferson College, Washington, Pa., with' 
the degree of B. A. in 1906. The degree 
of M. A. was conferred by the college 
on him in 1909. After graduation Mr. 
Carr studied law with his brother, 
Wooda N. Carr, and in 1908 was admit- 
ted to the Fayette county bar; the Su- 
preme Court of Pennsylvania in 1910; 
to the Superior Court of the State in 
1911, and to the United States Courts in 
1910. He is a member of the law firm 
of Carr & Carr; and is among the fore- 
most of the young men practicing at the 
Fayette bar, and is in demand as a cam- 
paign orator. He is a Democrat; was 
county chairman of his party in 1910 
and 1911 ; belongs to the Masonic Order, 
the Benevolent Protective Order of 
Elks, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. 
He is a member and vestryman of the 
Episcopal Church. 



Wooda N. Carr, Congressman, oldest son of John D. and Amanda M. (Cook) Carr, 
was born in old Allegheny City, now part of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, February 6, 

Mr. Carr was educated in the pub- 
lic schools of Fayette City, Pa. He 
went to Uniontown with his parents in 
1885, completing his public school 
studies there. He then entered Madi- 
son College, later Monongahela College, 
at Jefferson, Pa., from which he was 
graduated with the degree of A. B. in 
1891, the college later conferring the 
degree of A. M. 

Mr. Carr engaged in journalism in 
Uniontown after graduation, was editor 
of the News for two years, now con- 
solidated with the Standard as the 
Neivs-Standard. He then became editor 
of the Democrat, continuing until 1893, 
when he began the study of law under 
D. M. Hertzog, of Uniontown. 

Mr. Carr was admitted to the Fay- 
ette county bar in 1895 ; later to the Su- 
preme Court of Pennsylvania, and to 
the Federal and Supreme Courts of the 
United States. He has been actively 

engaged in practice since admission, and is well established as a skillful practitioner and 
learned lawyer. Mr. Carr practiced alone until 1908; then formed a partnership with 
his brother, Walter Russell Carr, which partnership is still in force. 

Mr. Carr now represents the Twenty-third district in Congress. He is a member of 
the Committee on Appropriations, which is a distinction for a new member, this being a 
powerful committee. He has always been a factor in Democratic politics of his State and 
district, and possesses great influence with the party. Mr. Carr ran for Congress in 
1900, but was defeated, greatly reducing the Republican majority. In 1902-1903 he was 
chairman of the Fayette County Central Committee, having been almost continuously a 
member of that committee since entering politics. He received the unanimous nomina- 
tion of his party for Congress in 1912, and was elected. He is a frequent delegate to 
county, district and State conventions of his party, where his opinions and judgments 
are always sought. 

Mr. Carr is a Mason of distinction and prominent in the Order of Elks. He is an 
excellent platform orator, possessing the rare qualities of logical eloquence and personal 
attraction. He is a powerful advocate of any cause he approves. He is a member of the 
Presbyterian Church, and finds his recreation among his books, owning one of the larg- 
est and best selected libraries in the State. Mr. Carr is a member of the State and Fay- 
ette County Bar Associations, and is actively interested in the work of these societies. In 
1903 he was married to Julia, daughter of John W. and Margaret Lenox Kissinger, of 



George Whyel is president of the Consolidated 
Connellsville Coke Company, the Monroe Coal Com- 
pany, the Utility Coal Company, and 
secretary and treasurer of the Whyel 
Coke Company, secretary and director 
of the Magee Coke Company, and director in the 
Clarksburg Gas Coal Company, Lafayette Coal Com- 
pany and the Littleton Coal Company. In 1884 he took 
charge of the Smook Mine. During his six years there 
he studied at night school, and took private lessons in 
civil and mining engineering, passing the examination 
for first grade mine foreman certificate. In 1890 he 
resigned his position to engage in mine engineering. 
He built the Calumet plant, now owned by the H. C. 
Frick Coke Company, and a number of other large coke 
plants. The Whyel brothers formed the Whyel Coke 
Company, of which they are sole owners, and the Con- 
solidated Connellsville Coke Company. 


Harry Whyel and George Whyel, twin brothers, of 
Uniontown, Pa., are the presidents respectively of the 
Whyel Coke Company and the Consoli- 
dated Connellsville Coke Company. 
They were born in Pittsburgh, Febru- 
ary 24, 1863, being sons of Mathias and Christiana 
Louise Whyel. They both attended public schools, but 
very early in life went to work in the coal mines near 
Pittsburgh. Harry when 18 took instruction at night, 
and later graduated from Duff's Commercial College. 
He was superintendent of the Leith Coke Operation of 
the H. C. Frick Coke Company for 14 years. Then 
the brothers entered into coke manufacture. Harry 
Whyel is a director in the Southern Supply Company, 
Sewickley Supply Company, Consolidated Connellsville 
Coke Company, Lafayette Coal & Coke Company, Mon- 
roe Coal Company, Utility Coal Company, United Fire 
Brick Company, Pickands-Magee Company, Citizens 
Title & Trust Company, and is president and a director 
of the Clarksburg Gas Coal Company. 

I. H. 


I. H. Brownfield, of Uniontown, coal and coke 
operator, first followed the life of a gentleman farmer 
on his property one mile from Union- 
town, which has been in his family 
from the time of the grant of William 
Penn, and where he still resides. He was born on that 
farm January 17, 1861, and is the son of Isaac Brown- 
field and Mrs. Elizabeth Brownfield (nee Beatty) . 
He attended the South Union township public schools 
and later entered Mt. Union College. Twenty years 
ago he made his first coke venture at Atlas, Fayette 
county, where he erected a large plant and operated 
profitably. He disposed of his holdings and acquired 
other Fayette county property, erecting a plant that 
he sold to the Consolidated Connellsville Coke Com- 
pany. Mr. Brownfield now operates a coke plant in 
Westmoreland county and two coal mines in Fayette 
county. He is a thirty-second degree Mason. 



James R. Barnes, coal operator of Uniontown and man of affairs, is one of the 
leading figures in the remarkable growth that has developed the unrivaled coal fields of 
Western Pennsylvania. Mr. Barnes stands out as a stalwart figure. He has been asso- 
ciated with J. V. Thompson in business dealings, and other prominent men of the times. 
He is a native of Pennsylvania, born July 9, 1860, the son of Staten and Martha Ann 
(Tibbs) Barnes. His education began at the Uniontown public schools, and he has sup- 
plemented this by self-study, travel and broad experience. His knowledge of the coal 
and coke business is practical. He began as a miner, working with his father in the 
mines at Hopwood. He versed himself in the details of the business, and so was fitted 
for his later position. Mr. Barnes married Miss Martha Belle Frazee, December 10, 
1883. They have four daughters and one son. He is a member of the Duquesne Club 
of Pittsburgh. 





William Cook McKean, a son of Thomas A. and 
Martha Ache McKean, was born at McClellandtown, 
Fayette county, Pennsylvania, March 
10, 1860. He studied law under the pre- 
ceptorship of Charles E. Boyle and 
Stephen Leslie Mestrezat. He was ad- 
mitted to the Fayette county bar December 4, 1888, 
and began practice in Uniontown with John Boyle, son 
of his former preceptor. In 1897 Mr. McKean formed 
a partnership with H. L. Robinson. Mr. McKean has 
won a State-wide reputation as a lawyer, and has busi- 
ness interests of importance outside of his profession. 
He is an active Democrat, and is a thirty-second de- 
gree Mason. He married Eladore Stockdale, of Wash- 
ington county, April 25, 1889. She died May 3, 1890, 
and December 20, 1899, he married Miss Emma Yoder. 
Two daughters were born. Mr. McKean is a member 
of the Uniontown Country Club. 



Charles Fremont Kefover was born in Nicholson 
township, Fayette county, Pa., January 12, 1864, a son 
of William and Sarah E. Jackson Kef- 
over. He attended public schools and 
had a private tutor. In 1888 he studied 
kefover. ] aw under Hon. Nathanial Ewing, and 
in 1889 was admitted to the bar at Uniontown. In 1903 
he was chosen solicitor of Uniontown, serving until 
1910. At present he is a director of the National Bank 
of Fayette county, a director and secretary of the Labor 
Brewing Company of Uniontown. He is a Republican, 
and has served on the Fayette County Executive Com- 
mittee for several years. During his career he has won 
an enviable reputation as an orator in political cam- 
paigns, as well as being an able lawyer. He is a mem- 
ber of the Uniontown Country Club, and of the Laurel 
Club of Uniontown. He is president of the Fayette 
Countv Bar Association. 

w. J. 


W. J. Sturgis, of Uniontown, was born April 18, 
1864, at Smithfield, Fayette county, Pennsylvania, the 
son of E. A. Sturgis and Elizabeth Pat- 
ton Sturgis. He was educated in the 
public schools of Fayette county and the 
Georges Creek Academy of Smithfield. Leaving the 
academy, young Sturgis entered the University of 
West Virginia, at Morgantown, where he completed 
his education preparatory to taking up his life's career. 
Mr. Sturgis first was admitted to the bar and practiced 
law in the State of Kansas, from the year 1885 to 1897. 
He then returned to Uniontown, opened an office and 
has practiced in that place since. Owing to an excel- 
lent knowledge of the law and close application to work, 
Mr. Sturgis has built an enviable practice. April 8, 
1891, he was married to Maud W. Donnell, of Beloit, 
Kansas. The couple have three children. Mr. Sturgis 
is a member of the Uniontown Country Club. 



William Arthur Stone is one of the 
leading coal and coke operators of Fay- 
ette county. He was born in Carl coun- 
ty, Missouri, July 17, 1870, but for 
thirty years he has been situated in 
Fayette county. He is the son of Zana 
and Solon Stone. Mr. Stone was edu- 
cated in the common schools and has 
supplemented that education by his 
close study of the affairs of the business 
world. His success has not been lim- 
ited alone to his ventures in the coal and 
coke business. Mr. Stone is vice-presi- 
dent of the Citizens Title & Trust Com- 
pany of Fayette county ; president of the 
Waltersburg Coke Company; president 
of the Prospect Coal and Coke Com- 
pany; president of the Hiorra Coke and 
Uniontown Grocery Company, and a di- 
rector of the A. E. Staley Manufactur- 
ing Company of Decatur, Illinois. Mr. 
Stone's reputation for business sagacity 
and expert knowledge of the coal and 
coke industry is by no means limited to 
Fayette county, but extends throughout 
the State. 


Peter A. Johns, business man and 
politician of Fayette county, was born 
October 13, 1861, in Uniontown, the son 
of Major Peter A. Johns and Mrs. Su- 
san (nee Mariette) Johns. He attend- 
ed the public schools and graduated 
from the Madison Academy, at Union- 
town. In 1886 he became deputy sher- 
iff of Fayette county and was later ap- 
pointed court crier. From 1889 to 1892 
he was deputy revenue collector ; he then 
engaged in the hotel business. In 1899 
he was elected register and recorder of 
deeds, as a Republican, in Fayette coun- 
ty. After the term of three years, Mr. 
Johns again went into the hotel busi- 
ness. He was elected sheriff of Fay- 
ette county in 1907. He was the first 
sheriff of Fayette county to appoint a 
woman deputy. Mr. Johns is a life 
member of the Benevolent and Protec- 
tive Order of Elks, and a trustee of the 
Uniontown lodge. He married Mary 
Knight Cunningham, of Uniontown, 
September 20, 1882. There are two 



Robert S. McCrum, business man and Burgess of 
Uniontown, was born March 17, 1857, in Pike county, 
Mo. His parents were James McCrum 
and Lydia (nee Wagner) McCrum. In 
1871 he went with his sister to Fayette 
county, Pennsylvania, where he secured a normal 
school education. He passed the examination for pub- 
lic school teacher, and taught school in Fayette county 
for three years. Mr. McCrum was engaged in the mer- 
cantile business from 1887 until 1897, when he was 
elected commissioner of Fayette county. When the 
term expired he engaged in the fire insurance business, 
and was elected president of the board of fire under- 
writers for Fayette county in 1903, and still holds that 
office. In 1909 he was elected Burgess of Uniontown, 
for a term of three years. Mr. McCrum was married 
in 1876 to Miss Nannie Sproul, of Fayette county. 
There is one son, Lloyd G. McCrum, of Somerset, Pa. 

Albert Gaddis, originator of the flour milling in- 
terests in Uniontown and coal magnate, was born in 
Franklin township, Fayette county, May 
albert 3Q> lg49> Mr> Q a( jdis started in the 

GADDIS. grocery business in Monongahela City. 

With his brothers-in-law, B. V. and Samuel W. Jones, 
he built the Uniontown mill. In 1906 their partner- 
ship was dissolved. Mr. Gaddis is a director and vice- 
president of the Waltersburg Coke Company, Prospect 
Coke Company, president of the W. A. Stone Coal & 
Coke Company, director of the Fayette Real Estate 
Company, president of the Uniontown Building & 
Loan Company, president of the Gaddis Coal Company, 
director and vice-president of the Uniontown Grocery 
Company, organizer and president of the Citizens Title 
& Trust Company, and a director of the Belton Coal 
Company. Mr. Gaddis is a strong Prohibitionist. He 
belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church. 




Edward Carter Higbee was born October 28, 1869, 
in Jefferson township, Fayette county, Pa., the son of 
Israel J. Higbee and Eliza Higbee. He 
studied law and was admitted to prac- 
tice at the Fayette county bar June 11, 
1897, and later at the bar of the Su- 
preme Court of Pennsylvania and in the United States 
Courts. He is a member of the law firm of Sterling, 
Higbee & Matthews, and a director of the First Na- 
tional Bank of Connellsville. He was a member of the 
school board of Connellsville from 1901 until 1906, and 
was largely responsible for the efficient reorganization 
of the Connellsville schools. Mr. Higbee was appointed 
by Geo. W. Guthrie a member of the Democratic Com- 
mittee to draft legislation in 1903. He is a thirty-sec- 
ond degree Mason. Mr. Higbee married Miss Emma 
Lint September 22, 1897. There are five children. 


W. E. CROW. 

William Evans Crow was born on a 
farm in German township, Fayette 
county, Pennsylvania, on March 10, 
1870. In 1890, he graduated from the 
Southwestern State Normal School. 
Later he went to Waynesburg College. 
For three years he was engaged in 
newspaper work. Then he studied law 
and was admitted to the bar in 1895. 
In the following year he was appointed 
Assistant District Attorney. In 1898 he 
was elected District Attorney for 
three years. From the time he attained 
his majority he took an active interest 
in politics. Soon he was acknowledged 
to be a local Republican leader. He was 
a delegate to various State conventions. 
The Republicans of the Thirty-second 
district, Fayette county, in 1906, nomi- 
nated Crow for State Senator. He was 
elected by a plurality of 2,484. In the 
legislative session of 1907, William 
Evans Crow was chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Federal Relations. He has 
been continuous^ re-elected ever since. 


Bruce Foster Sterling was born 
September 28, 1870, at Masontown, 
Pa., a son of Christian C. and Rebecca T. 
Sterling. He graduated from the Uni- 
versity of West Virginia law department 
in 1895. In 1897 he was admitted to 
practice in Fayette county, Pa. In 1900 
he formed a law partnership with E. C. 
Higbee, under the firm name of Sterling 
& Higbee, which continued for several 
years, and was later joined by Ross S. 
Matthews, the firm name then becom- 
ing Sterling, Higbee & Matthews. In 
1906 Mr. Sterling was elected from the 
First legislative district of Fayette 
county to the Legislature. December 4, 
1889, Mr. Sterling was married to Miss 
May Conner, of Masontown, Pa. They 
have three children. Mr. Sterling is a 
life member of the Uniontown Lodge of 
Elks; he is a member of Fayette Lodge 
of F. & A. M., Union Chapter No. 165, 
R. A. M. ; Uniontown commandery No. 
49, K. T. ; Uniontown Lodge of Perfec- 
tion, A. A. S. R., and Pittsburgh Con- 



Charles F. Eggers, president of the 
Charles F. Eggers Company, lumber 
dealers of Uniontown, was born in old 
Allegheny May 5, 1860. He attended the 
Allegheny public schools. When 14 
years of age, he learned box making. 
In January, 1880, Mr. Eggers went to 
Bellevernon, working for the R. C. 
Schmertz Glass Company, and later, for 
14 years, was manager of the box de- 
partment. In 1894 he formed a part- 
nership with S. N. Graham, as Eggers 
& Graham, and entered the contracting 
and building work. Three years later 
he established a lumber yard and build- 
ers' and contractors' supply store at 
Monessen, and in 1901 a branch was 
established in Uniontown. In 1907 Mr. 
Eggers bought out Mr. Graham's inter- 
est. In 1912 he established the Charles 
F. Eggers Company, with himself as 
president and Alson C. Eggers as secre- 
tary and treasurer. Since 1901 Mr. 
Eggers' building operations have been 
large and extensive. In later years his 
company has handled lumber ex- 


John Charles Fulton, specialist in 
church architecture and church plans, 
was born in Buena Vista, Allegheny 
county, Pa., February 11, 1856. His 
parents were James Fulton and Mary 
(nee Markle) Fulton. He was educated 
in the public schools and by private 
tutors. During early life he resided in 
Sewickley, Pa., and in Irwin, Pa. He 
studied architecture, and as an architect 
became known in all parts of the coun- 
try. Among his important buildings is 
the court house at Somerset, Pa. He 
has designed and constructed buildings 
as far west as Seattle and Tacoma in 
the State of Washington. Mr. Fulton is 
also interested in the banking business 
and in the coke industry. He is director 
in the Citizens Title & Trust Company, 
the Connellsville Consolidated Coke 
Company and the Waltersburg Coke 
Company. He is a thirty-second degree 
Mason, and belongs to the Uniontown 
Country Club. In 1889 he married Miss 
Mary E. Ray. There are two children. 



Harold Greene Sturgis, son of Orin 
Jones Sturgis, deceased, and Isa Dora 
Greene-Sturgis, was born at Uniontown, 
Pa., October 9, 1887. He had the ad- 
vantage of the usual common school 
education and afterwards received the 
necessary training in high school and 
preparatory courses to enable him to 
enter Brown University, at Providence, 
Rhode Island, in the fall of 1905. Fol- 
lowing a four years' course in bachelor 
of arts work, Mr. Sturgis spent a se- 
mester at Cornell University, during the 
winter of 1909-'10. The subject of this 
sketch is president of the News Publish- 
ing Company and is managing editor of 
the Daily News Standard, established in 
1888, this being the first daily newspa- 
per in Fayette county. It was founded 
by Mr. Sturgis' father. Mr. Sturgis is 
assistant church clerk and secretary of 
the board of trustees of the Great Beth- 
el Baptist Church, of Uniontown; be- 
longing also to the Uniontown Tennis 
Club, the University Club of Uniontown 
and the Delta Phi college fraternity. 


Francis Marion Semans, Jr., is as- 
sistant cashier of the First National 
Bank of Uniontown. Mr. Semans was 
born in Hopwood, Fayette county, Pa., 
July 7, 1869, the son of Francis Marion 
Semans and Mrs. Mary Jane Semans 
(nee Sutton). After finishing his studies 
in the public schools, he took a special 
course at the State Normal School at 
California, and was graduated in 1887. 
He then spent two years as a teacher. 
In 1889 he entered the employ of the 
First National Bank, and after he had 
been there for 10 years he was promoted 
to the position of assistant cashier. Mr. 
Semans is a member of the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Uniontown, and a 
Democrat in politics. He is a Mason 
and he belongs to the Pittsburgh Con- 
sistory. He is a member of the Execu- 
tive Committee of the State Y. M. C. A., 
the Uniontown Laurel Club, the Union- 
town Country Club, the Duquesne Club 
of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Ath- 
letic Association. 



James Robert Cray, youngest son 
of James and Margaret (Meehan) Cray, 
was born at Darlington, Beaver county, 
Pennsylvania, March 8, 1860. He 
studied law in Uniontown under Judge 
S. L. Mestrezat, and in 1892 was ad- 
mitted to the bar of Fayette county. He 
has also been admitted to the State and 
United States courts. He is counsel for 
the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the 
Western Maryland Railroad and many 
industrial and public service corpora- 
tions. He is president of the Union 
Connellsville Coke Company, the Puri- 
tan Coke Company; treasurer of the 
Wallace Coal & Coke Company; vice- 
president of the Second National Bank 
of Uniontown, and director of the 
Uniontown Chamber of Commerce. Mr. 
Cray is a member of the Knights of Co- 
lumbus and the Pennsylvania Society, 
the Laurel and the Uniontown Country 
Clubs. He served three terms as chair- 
man of the Fayette County Democratic 
Committee. June 22, 1893, he married 
Catheren Lynch, of Uniontown. They 
have three daughters. 


John J. Gibson is among the best known general 
contractors in the State of Pennsylvania. He was born 
in Sutton, W. Va., November 27, 1872, being the son of 
Dr. N. G. and Mrs. Lorena C. Gibson. He was edu- 
cated in the public schools of Sutton. He first learned 
the trade of stone cutter and worked at that trade for 
a number of years. After a time he entered the busi- 
ness firm of Ingram & Gibson, contractors, in Union- 
town, when he first located there. That partnership 
dissolved in 1908, and then Mr. Gibson organized the 
South Penn Building Company, general contractors. 

Ingram & Gibson built seven of the great coal 
plants in Western Pennsylvania. The new company 
has also built several such plants, and in addition some 
of the best buildings in Uniontown, including the 
Uniontown high school at a cost of $150,000, the North 
Uniontown high school, St. John's parochial school, the 
new West Penn terminal station, the Gaiety theatre on Main street and many of the big- 
gest residences, including those of F. M. Semans and M. H. Bowman. 

He has also built the new Tuberculosis Hospital and the Isolation Ward Nurses 
Home. In the course of the last 12 years Mr. Gibson has supervised the construction of 
more than 6,000 homes at the coke plants of the large operating coke companies. 

The South Penn Building Company, of which Mr. Gibson is president, occupies a 
large property almost in the heart of Uniontown, and also operates a large and modern 
sawmill. To Mr. Gibson's remarkable energy is largely due the success he has made early 
in life. 



Charles Leidy Snowdon is one of Brownsville's well-known business men. He was 
born in Brownsville June 25, 1854, and is a son of J. N. Snowdon and Eliza J. Snowdon. 
Charles L. Snowdon was educated in his 
native town, completing his studies in 
the high school. His first business ex- 
perience was obtained in a general store 
at Brownsville, where he remained from 
1870 to 1876. He was next appointed 
teller of the Brownsville Dollar Savings 
Bank, where he remained two years. 

In 1878 he was employed as a clerk 
in the Brownsville & Geneva Packet 
Company, in which capacity he was en- 
gaged for two years. In 1880 he be- 
came interested in the coal trade and 
connected himself with J. S. Cunning- 
ham & Co., the firm operating the Um- 
pire mines at Brownsville. In 1881 he 
purchased Mr. Cunningham's interest 
in the mine and became its managing 
owner. This mine is located above the 
mouth of the Redstone Creek. In 1885, 
in connection with his brother-in-law, F. 
T. Hogg, he developed the Albany mines, 
near Brownsville. In 1899 he sold all 
these interests to the Monongahela 
River Company. 

Mr. Snowdon is a man of rare busi- 
ness qualities, quick to discern, deliberate in his decisions and enjoys the entire confidence 
of his fellow citizens, who have shown him marked tokens of their esteem. In 1887 he 
was elected a director of the Brownsville Gas Company. In 1889 he was made a director 
of the Monongahela National Bank, Brownsville, and in 1893 he was chosen president of 
that institution, an office which he still holds. This bank is one of the oldest money insti- 
tutions in the State west of the mountains, and since its charter, in 1812, it has never sus- 
pended specie payment, and has paid dividends continuously since 1813. In 1890, Mr. 
Snowdon was elected a director of the Pittsburgh, Brownsville & Geneva Packet Company, 
and in 1898 was made its president. In 1892 he organized the Brownsville and Bridgeport 
Water Companies, of both of which he was elected president. The Queen City Coal Com- 
pany, of Cincinnati, was organized in 1889, at which time he was elected a director, and 
in 1890 he was made its president. In 1892 he was elected president of the Pacific Coal 
Company, which was organized to transport the product of the Queen City Coal Company 
to the cities. 

Mr. Snowdon is a staunch Republican. He has declined proffered opportunities for 
office, once for the nomination for Congress from his district, and several times for State 
offices. But he takes a keen interest in politics, and particularly in matters looking to the 
advancement of Brownsville. He has served for 15 or 20 years on school board and coun- 
cil, and is president of the latter. 

Mr. Snowdon married Miss Elizabeth B. Hogg June 26, 1879. They have six chil- 
dren. Mr. and Mrs. Snowdon are communicants of Christ Episcopal Church, of which the 
former has been a vestryman for 30 years and senior warden for 15 years. He is a thirty- 
second degree Mason, a member of the Duquesne Club, the Pittsburgh Athletic Associa- 
tion, a director of the Exchange National Bank, Pittsburgh, and has other large interests. 



William H. Smart was born September 4, 1869, in 
New York State, a son of Thomas and Jane Smart. 
He was educated in the public schools of 
the State, and as his family was in the 
glass industry, he learned the me- 
chanical and practical sides of the business. At the 
age of 18 he had served his apprenticeship. At 24 he 
was manager of a large bottle manufacturing plant at 
Bradford, Pa., and since that time has been employed 
as manufacturing manager and sales manager for 
various concerns until 1907, when, with his brother, he 
founded the Keystone Bottle Manufacturing Company, 
of Uniontown. Mr. Smart is president and general 
manager of the concern. His brother, George W. 
Smart, is superintendent. Mr. Smart travels exten- 
sively, to solicit trade, and is well known in the terri- 
tory supplied by his company, including New York and 
even the New England States. 


Henry Fusarini was born in Milan, Italy, June 18. 
1869, a son of Dominick and Julia Fusarini. He was 
graduated from the University of Naples, 
as a civil engineer, and after practicing as 
fusarini. an en g meer f or years became professor in 
the High Technical school in Naples, occupying that posi- 
tion for three years. Then he came to the United States, 
in 1900. Two years later he went to Uniontown, where 
he established an agency for the various steamship com- 
panies. Mr. Fusarini is the proprietor of this agency. 
He is associated in Uniontown with the Fayette Title & 
Trust Company. Mr. Fusarini is a splendid example of 
the success of intelligent enterprise by a foreigner in the 
United States. He is widely known, having a host of 
friends all over the world, as he has traveled extensively. 




Thomas Calvin Jones was born in Pittsburgh, Sep- 
tember 2, 1860, a son of David Jones and Elizabeth (Con- 
way) Jones. He was educated first in the 
public schools of that city, McKeesport 
Academy and Waynesburg College; he 
took the law course at the University of 
Michigan at Ann Arbor, and was graduated in 1884. He 
was admitted to the Allegheny county bar in 1885 and 
opened and now maintains offices in McKeesport and in 
Pittsburgh. He was appointed by Governor John K. 
Tener as judge of the County Court in 1911, serving that 
year. For some years he was city solicitor of McKees- 
port and is president and a trustee of McKeesport public 
library. In 1908 Governor Stuart appointed him a mem- 
ber of the Perry Memorial Commission and he was re- 
tained by Governor Tener. He is secretary of the Com- 
mission. He is a member of the various Masonic orders. 
He married Miss Minnie E. Muse in 1889, and has two 
sons and one daughter. 



Joseph Cauffiel, prominent business man and reform progressive mayor of Johns- 
town, Pa., is one of the most picturesque figures in the State, due to his career as chief 
executive of Johnstown. He was born 
in Jenner township, Somerset county, 
October 8, 1870, being the seventh son 
of Daniel M. and Mary (Hammer) 

His birthplace was a log house on 
his father's farm, and he engaged in 
work on farms until he attained his 
majority. While he worked he also at- 
tended school and secured a good ele- 
mentary education. Mayor Cauffiel 
says his father left him a legacy money 
cannot buy, namely, the training "al- 
ways to do what is right." His w r ork 
on the farm left him rugged in health 
and strenuous in disposition. In Janu- 
ary of 1892 he moved to Pittsburgh 
and attended the Iron City Business 
College. After that Mayor Cauffiel re- 
turned to Johnstown and entered the 
real estate and loan business April 4, 
1892. He now conducts an extensive 
real estate and loan business. In his 
personal control he has nearly $6,000,- 
000, and claims no individual in the 
State conducts a business of such dimen- 
sions. He has nearly 9,000 clients throughout the country, who invest in mortgages 
through him. Although in business under the firm name of Cauffiel Brothers, Mayor 
Cauffiel runs the business exclusively and has since 1902. For 17 years he has fought 
the political gang interests of Johnstown, and was elected reform Mayor of Johnstown 
on the Keystone and Progressive Republican tickets in 1911. He has always fought for 
the rights of the people, but never mingles in ward politics. When he entered the race 
for Mayor it was the result of a popular demand. 

His defeat of the "organization" was a triumphant victory. His has been a clean 
civic administration. The notorious "red light" district of Johnstown has been entirely 
wiped out, and in this movement he has been supported by the good people of Johnstown. 
In the dispensing of justice Mayor Cauffiel has been fearless and intelligent. He is 
considered mayor of the police force as well as mayor of the city. 

The mayor was highly instrumental in having the commission form of city govern- 
ment in cities the size of Johnstown provided for by the last Legislature. He has long 
advocated the municipal ownership of public utilities. He has just been instrumental 
in completing a satisfactory agreement with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company by 
which that concern is to make improvements in Johnstown and vicinity aggregating ap- 
proximately $3,000,000. The improvement is to include elevated trackage, a new stone 
bridge over the river and a $200,000 station. This very municipal problem has baffled 
Johnstown mayors for years. He has a winning personality and has always been a forci- 
ble and effective advocate of the square deal. While he fights the vested interests when 
they are wrong, they are assured fair play when their questions are up before him for 
executive consideration. The mayor has a family of four children. He is active in pro- 
gressive political circles throughout the State. 



James Watson Over, judge of the 
Orphans court, Fifth Judicial district, 
Pennsylvania, was born April 11, 1843, 
in Clarion county, Pa. His parents 
were John Over and Sarah (nee Wat- 
son) Over. In his youth he industri- 
ously taught school. Then he studied 
law with Hon. Christopher Heydrick 
and J. D. Hancock. In 1862 he enlisted 
in the Fifteenth regiment, Pennsylvania 
volunteers, and served throughout the 
war. In 1867 Mr. Over located in 
Pittsburgh and studied law under Judge 
John M. Kirkpatrick and John Mellon. 
He was enrolled a member of the Alle- 
gheny county bar March 17, 1868. In 
1881 an additional judge was provided 
for the Orphans Court of Allegheny 
county, and Governor Hoyt commission- 
ed Mr. Over to the new judgeship. 
Every ten years thereafter he has been 
elected to the same position. Mr. Over 
was married October 6, 1870, to Miss 
Nancy Shurtleff. He resides in the bor- 
ough of Osborne and is the father of six 

J. J- 

J. J. Miller, Judge in Orphans' 
Court, and Equity in Common Pleas 
Court, was born in Somerset county, 
near Somerset, August 22, 1857, the 
son of Jacob D. and Barbara Miller. 
Judge Miller was educated in the public 
schools, Somerset county, and began 
teaching in 1871 at the age of 14. He 
later attended Somerset Academy, the 
Indiana State Normal School, from 
which he was graduated, and the law 
department of the University of Vir- 
ginia. Recently the degree of Doctor 
of Laws was conferred on Judge Miller 
by the University of Pittsburgh. While 
teaching school Judge Miller read law 
under William J. Baer, president judge 
of the Somerset district. In 1884 he 
was admitted to the bar of Allegheny 
county. In 1901 he was elected to the 
bench, and in addition to his work in Or- 
phans' Court he heard and disposed of 
161 cases in Common Pleas Court in 



He is the son of William J. and 


Judge Charles D. Copeland, of the Westmoreland County Orphans' Court, was born 
in Penn township of that county, July 24, 1871. 
Caroline Rosensteel Copeland. Unfor- 
tunately, his mother died when he was 
but eleven years old. This clouded his 
early life and made his struggle for edu- 
cation and advancement in his youth 
extremely difficult. He attended the 
public schools in West Newton and 
Greensburg, and was afterwards a stu- 
dent at Franklin & Marshall College, 
Lancaster, Pa. During his summer 
vacations, beginning in 1886, he worked 
with the Engineering Department of 
the Pennsylvania Railroad, and was 
able, in a few years, to take complete 
charge of a corps of railroad engineers. 
In the fall of 1893 he began the study of 
the law under the late D. S. Atkinson, 
and in 1896 was admitted to the West- 
moreland county bar. In the meantime 
he had been a member of Company "I" 
of the Tenth Regiment, and when the 
Spanish - American War broke out, 
though just beginning to reap the hard- 
earned fruits of professional life, he 
closed his office and went with the regi- 
ment to Manila. Returning in 1899, he 
resumed the practice of law, and has been constantly engaged in it, and has been remark- 
ably successful. In 1911 he was endorsed by the Democratic party for the office of Judge 
of the Orphans' Court, and in a hard-fought battle won a victory over his opponent, being 
elected in a strongly Republican county by a majority of 1,235 votes. He assumed office 
on the first Monday of January, 1912, and has handled the immense business of the county 
in the Orphans' Court in a manner that has pleased and gratified his supporters. 




Richard Smith Holt, president judge of the Beaver 
county court, is the son of Samuel J. Holt and Mary A. 
Taylor Holt, formerly of Vanport, 
where he was born December 15, 1860. 
He was reared on a farm in Brighton 
township, Beaver county, and educated 
in the public schools, Peirsol's Academy, at Bridge- 
water, and at the State Normal School, at Edinboro. 
After finishing his law studies, Mr. Holt was admitted 
to the bar of Beaver county May 7, 1888, and since then 
his rise has been rapid. As an ardent Republican, he 
was selected from among a number of possibilities as 
good judicial timber, and on November 6, 1905, he was 
elected as president judge of Beaver county. Judge 
Holt holds membership in the Order of Independent 
Americans, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the 
Knights of Pythias, the Elks, the Knights of the Golden 
Eagle and the Woodmen of the World. 



Watson D. Hinckley, president 
judge of the Thirty-seventh judicial dis- 
trict of Pennsylvania, was born in Fre- 
donia, Chautauqua county, New York, 
March 17, 1854, the son of George Dex- 
ter Hinckley and Roseanna J. Hinckley. 
He was graduated in 1878 from the Uni- 
versity of Michigan with the degree of 
Ph.B. He then removed to Bradford, 
Pa., and began the practice of law in 
1881. July 1, 1882, he removed to War- 
ren, Pa., practicing law in Warren coun- 
ty. There he became a member of the 
firm of Whetmore, Noyes & Hinckley. 
This firm later changed to Noyes & 
Hinckley, and afterward it became 
known as Hinckley & Rice. In July, 
1910, Governor E. S. Stuart appointed 
him president judge of the Thirty- 
seventh district, and he was elected to 
the same office in November, 1911, for a 
term of ten years. He is a trustee of 
the Struthers Library building, and is a 
member of the Warren Shakespeare 
Club, the Conewango Club and is a 
communicant of the First M. E. Church. 


John Walker Reed, Judge of the 
Fifty-fourth District, was admitted to 
the bar in Clarion, Pa., in 1875. Fol- 
lowing his admission he went to Brook- 
ville, where he continued in the practice 
of law for two years, and then returned 
to his native town of Clarion and prac- 
ticed there until 1883. After a stay in 
North Dakota he returned to Clarion in 
1884, practiced there until 1895, when 
he moved to Brookville. Judge Reed 
was born in Clarion May 13, 1853 : he 
was educated at schools there and by 
home study. He was nominated for the 
bench on the Republican ticket June 17, 
1895, within two months after moving 
into the newly created Fifty-fourth Dis- 
trict, and appointed by the Governor 
the same day. He was elected at the 
polls, and in 1905 he was re-elected. As 
a judge few of his decisions have been 
reversed by the Appellate Courts. He 
is a Mason, an Odd Fellow, a Knight of 
Pythias, and a member of the Brook- 
ville Country Club. 



John Moffitt Kennedy, distinguished attorney and for 20 years a Judge of the 
Common Pleas Court of Allegheny county, comes of cultured and sturdy stock. Often 
wealth inherited from a father proves 
the undoing of a son. But no inherit- 
ance of health, right living and honesty, 
however large, ever handicapped a 
young man in the battle of life. On his 
father's side Judge Kennedy is of 
Scotch-Irish descent. His grandparents 
were God fearing, upright citizens of a 
tiny hamlet in the north of Ireland. In 
1795 they emigrated to Baltimore, Md. 
The grandfather rendered distinguished 
services in the war of 1812. A soldier 
ancestor is usually an inspiration to a 
young man. Judge Kennedy is no ex- 

Judge Kennedy's father was a 
physician, graduating at St. Mary's 
College in Baltimore. Later Dr. Ken- 
nedy moved to Oxford, Chester county, 
Pa., where he practiced his profession 
till his death. Judge Kennedy's ma- 
ternal grandparents came from Scot- 
land and settled in Cecil county, Mary- 
land, subsequently moving to Chester 
county, Pa. Dr. John Kennedy and 
Mary Dickey were married in Chester 
county in 1826, and there the subject of this sketch, their son, John Moffitt, was born on 
September 19, 1833. 

Judge Kennedy graduated from Jefferson College in 1855 and then taught school at 
Boonville, Missouri, while he studied law under the direction of Judge Miller, whose 
daughter he afterward married. After practicing law at Boonville for a year he came 
to Pittsburgh in 1864 and entered the office of A. H. Miller, a prominent member of the 
Allegheny county bar. 

By his personal magnetism, absolute integrity, strong common sense and unusual 
judgment of human nature, as well as by his close attention to business, Judge Kennedy 
won the confidence and respect of all who came in contact with him. His practice 
steadily grew till it became one of the best at the bar. While that practice was gen- 
eral, he became especially proficient as a practitioner under the bankruptcy act of 1867, 
in which field he stood at the very front of the bar. 

In 1891 a third Common Pleas Court was organized in Allegheny county, and he was 
selected as the representative of the majority party. On the bench he brought to the 
discharge of his official duties a thorough knowledge of law and equity, a passion for 
justice, a rigid integrity, a business experience and strong common sense which made his 
administration a signal success, and brought him a practically unanimous re-election. 

At the close of 1911 Judge Kennedy, in spite of the urgent protests of the bar and 
the community, declined a re-election, and after 20 years on the bench, retired to private 
life, taking with him the affection of the bar and the esteem of the community. 

Judge Kennedy belongs to few clubs, caring little for formal organizations for the 
purpose of promoting good fellowship, preferring to call all men his friends. 



The Keystone State boasts of some lawyers of national repute, whose discerning 
practice has brought them extensive recognition, and among this coterie of legal experts 
is James H. Beal, a practitioner of Pittsburgh. In the large number of lawyers practic- 
ing at the Allegheny county bar, possibly none has a higher rating than Mr. Beal. 

He is the son of William and Mary Livingston Beal. For years he has been a prom- 
inent figure in the important activities of the Smoky City. His education was secured 
mainly in the public schools. This was largely amplified by private study and the read- 
ing of law, preliminary to Mr. Beal's admission to the bar. 

In Pittsburgh Mr. Beal is associated with the firm of Reed, Smith, Shaw & Beal, one 
of the most prominent coalitions of lawyers in the entire State of Pennsylvania. The 
firm, of which he is a leading member, occupies a unique place in Allegheny county, 
where it has attracted considerable attention by reason of its history. 

The predecessor of the prosperous firm of Reed, Smith, Shaw & Beal, and the coali- 
tion from which the latter firm sprung up, was the prominent firm of Knox & Reed. 
That organization was the one in which former United States Senator P. C. Knox, one 
of Pennsylvania's representatives in the higher congressional body, was a leading mem- 
ber. The entry of Mr. Knox into public life finally caused a serverance of his connec- 
tion with the Pittsburgh firm, for he was forced to give up his practice of the law when 

he became Secretary of State. 

Accordingly this leading firm, with Mr. Beal as one of its most prominent members, 
was organized. Mr. Beal, with his firm associates, has conducted some of the most im- 
portant and exacting legal actions brought in this country. He is considered an expert 
in corporation practice, and has established an enviable record in his representation of 
some of the biggest corporations in important legal actions. 

It was in January, 1892, that he was admitted to the Allegheny county bar, and his 
rise to a place of prominence was rapid. Just four years after his admission to prac- 
tice, in 1896, he became assistant city attorney for Pittsburgh. This place he filled with 
success until 1899. While serving in that capacity considerable prominence was attached 
to Mr. Beal and his ability was generally recognized. 

Mr. Beal has not entirely confined his efforts to the practice of the law, but has been 
a prominent figure in the business life of the Smoky City. He is at present a director in 
the Pittsburgh Coal Company. In banking circles his influence is extensive. He is a 
director in the Lincoln National Bank. The same unusual ability and shrewdness has 
attached to his business ventures as to his legal practice. 

In the club life of Pittsburgh and that of New York city Mr. Beal also occupies a 
prominent place. He at present retains membership in the following organizations : 
The Duquesne Club, University Club, Pittsburgh Athletic Association, Pittsburgh Coun- 
try Club, the Oakmont Country Club and the Union Club, all of the Pittsburgh district ; 
the New York Athletic Club and the Lawyers' Club of New York city. 


J. H. BEAL. 



David T. Watson is not merely a Pittsburgher, but he is an American lawyer of 
international reputation. He was born in Washington, Washington county, Pennsylvania, 
January 2, 1844, and spent the early part of his life in that town. He attended the public 
schools and then enrolled as a student at Washington and Jefferson College, in Washing- 
ton, an institution which has the unique reputation of graduating perhaps more famous 
men for the size of its student body than perhaps any other American college. 

Mr. Watson graduated high in his class — that of 1864. Even now, students at W. & 
J. are told that Mr. Watson, when a student, was taught by this or that professor still 
identified with the college, and that he frequented this or that class room, as a sort of 
good omen for the present-day students who "sit" under like circumstances. 

While at Washington and Jefferson, Mr. Watson decided to take up the study of law, 
and to enter Harvard law school. In the meantime, the Civil War broke out, however, 
and he considered it to be his first duty to serve his country. Accordingly, he enlisted in 
Company B, Fifty-eighth Pennsylvania Emergency Regiment. Later, he left that organ- 
ization to become a member of Battery D in Knapp's Battalion of Independent Artillery 

Mr. Watson saw considerable service during the course of the two years during which 
he was enlisted as a soldier, and in the fall of 1866 decided to resume the studies he had 
been induced to leave with the drum call. He, therefore, made his plans to enter the 
Harvard law school, which he did in the fall of 1866, proving to be one of the most bril- 
liant students in that famous institution. 

Mr. Watson graduated from the law school the same year in which he entered, a re- 
markable performance. He then took the examination for admission to the bar in Boston, 
Mass., passing it successfully and being admitted to practice without any difficulty. Mr. 
Watson was admitted to the bar before he had been graduated from Harvard — another 
unusual performance and one that carries with it a great amount of honor and distinction. 

After practicing in Boston for a period covering several months, Mr. Watson decided 
to return to Pennsylvania, his native State, and to apply for admission to the Allegheny 
county bar. Successfully passing this examination, also, he was admitted in January, 
1867. He established himself in Pittsburgh, where he has continued to practice ever 

Since beginning his professional career in Pittsburgh, Mr. Watson has been indenti- 
fled with some of the most interesting and complicated legal cases that have ever come 
before the judges of Allegheny county, and for many years has been looked upon as one 
of the leading legal authorities of the entire country. 

Some years ago Mr. Watson formed a partnership with John M. Freeman and since 
that time has been the senior member of the firm thus created. The firm is known as 
Watson and Freeman, with offices in the St. Nicholas building. 

One of the cases which added to the fame of Mr. Watson was that of the Alaska seal 
controversy. The boundary rights were being bitterly disputed between England and 
the United States and Mr. Watson became the United States' counsel in behalf of the 
Alaska Boundary Commission, an organization formed by the government for the pur- 
pose of taking over the whole troublesome subject and settling in proper fashion. 

In the tremendous legal controversy that followed, Mr. Watson was an important 
factor in the settlement of the dispute. The case attracted the attention not only of this 
country and England, but practically the whole civilized world, as the matter was one of 
great importance, while the legal problems involved were highly interesting to the law- 
yers and judges of numerous nations. Following the production of masses of evidence, 
gathered at great cost by both sides of the question and arguments by counsel for the 
countries at dispute, the matter was settled in such a way as to cause Americans to say 
they received the better of the dispute, and that Mr. Watson had been exceedingly influ- 
ential in bringing this end about. 




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Judge Thomas P. Trimble was born in old Alle- 
gheny, a son of William F. and Margaret Ann Trimble. 
He attended the public schools of the 
North Side ; spent two years in prepara- 
tory work at Westminster College, New 
Wilmington, Pa., and four years more in the classical 
courses at the same college. He studied law under 
Attorney John S. Robb, Sr., and on March 17, 1894, 
was admitted to practice in the Allegheny county 
courts. Later he qualified to practice in the Supreme 
and Superior Courts of the State, and the Circuit and 
District Court of the United States. In the spring of 
1913, Governor John K. Tener appointed him Judge of 
the Orphans' Court. Judge Trimble is a member of 
the University, Duquesne, Americus, Pittsburgh Ath- 
letic and Duquesne Hunting and Fishing Clubs, and is 
married, the father of four daughters and one son. 




James McFadden Carpenter, who by unanimous vote 
is serving his second term as president of the Allegheny 
County Bar Association, is well known 
throughout the State. He was a teacher at 
the age of seventeen and a surveyor while 
studying law. Among his important cases 
was the one in which was established the right to drill 
for oil and gas in land underlaid with coal owned by a 
third party. He succeeded in cleaning up many points in 
dispute under the old mechanic's lien law and also in hav- 
ing the well-known Kennedy school bill declared uncon- 
stitutional. He was a candidate for the nomination as 
Judge of the Common Pleas Court in 1911, and while un- 
successful, secured a flattering vote of about 30,000, al- 
though not supported by any organization. One of his 
marked characteristics is his ability to express himself 
clearly and concisely. 


John H. Jordan, United States attorney for the 
western district of Pennsylvania, was born in Bedford, 
Pennsylvania, on July 13, 1848, and is 
a son of John Reamer Jordan and Susan 
Zembower Jordan. He attended the 
public schools of his birthplace, and studied at Bedford 
Classical Institute. He was graduated at Mt. Union 
College, Ohio, in July 1870, with the B. S. degree, and 
in 1873 the degree M.S. was conferred upon him. On 
July 13, 1912, Mt. Union-Scio College conferred the de- 
gree of LL.D., in recognition of his attainments as a 
lawyer. From the time he left college, Mr. Jordan 
devoted his entire time to the legal profession. He 
was rewarded on April 20, 1909, when he was appoint- 
ed United States attorney for the western district of 
Pennsylvania. His term has been very successful. 
Attorney Jordan is a member of the Young Men's Re- 
publican Tariff Club of Pittsburgh. 



Willis F. McCook, counsel for and organizer of great corporations, has spent prac- 
tically all of his life in Pittsburgh and has participated in the forming of many of its great 

He was born in Lisbon, Ohio, Janu- 
ary 19, 1851, the son of Dr. George Lati- 
mer and Kate (Fisher) McCook. The 
family moved to Pittsburgh in April, 
1851, which city is the scene of Mr. Mc- 
Cook's legal activities. He early at- 
tended the old Grant public school, 
where he received his elementary Eng- 
lish education. His classical prepara- 
tion was gained at the Western Pennsyl- 
vania University, from which he en- 
tered Yale University and was gradu- 
ated with the degree of A. B. in 1873. 
Mr. McCook achieved renown for four 
years in the 'Varsity crew, being cap- 
tain for two years and was their first 
football captain, participating in the 
first inter-collegiate football contest 
ever held in this country. He became a 
law student in the office of Hampton 
Dalzell in Pittsburgh, thence completing 
the course in Columbia Law School, 
New York City. Returning to Pitts- 
burgh he was admitted to the local bar 
in June, 1876, taking up his practice in- 
dependently, and so continued until 1910, when he took 
ship with him. 

Early in his career Mr. McCook became the personal counsel of Henry C. Frick and 
T. M. Carnegie. He organized the Henry C. Frick Coke Company at the time when the 
Carnegie Steel Company took an interest in the business with Mr. Frick and his associ- 
ates. Mr. McCook is still the counsel for the Frick Coke Company, as well as for the 
United States Coal and Coke Company of West Virginia, which two companies represent 
all of the fuel interests of the United States Steel Corporation in Pennsylvania and West 

Mr. McCook has frequently been associated with Mr. D. T. Watson and Mr. John G. 
Johnston. He was counsel for Mr. Frick in his very celebrated fight with Andrew Car- 
negie. He has also represented very large interests in the oil business, especially Mr. J. 
M. Guffey and the Guffey Petroleum Company of Texas. Mr. McCook has represented 
for some time, and still represents the Equitable Life Assurance Society of New York in 
all of its business between Philadelphia and Chicago. He has also participated in form- 
ing numbers of large steel combinations, among which are the Republic Iron and Steel 
Company and the American Steel and Wire Company. 

Mr. McCook has largely retired from the trial of cases in court and has limited his 
business to an advisory and almost exclusively corporation business. He is a director in 
the Pittsburgh Steel Company, the Equitable Life Assurance Society of New York, the 
Duquesne National Bank, the Guarantee Company of North America, the Workingman's 
Savings Bank and Trust Company, the Pittsburgh Steel Products Company, Austro- 
American Magnesite Company and the American Refractories Company. He is a trustee 
of the Mercy Hospital, of the Boys Protectory in Pittsburgh, has taken great interest in 
the Catholic Orphan Asylum, and is a trustee for the Institution of the Blind. 

Jarrett into partner- 



One of Pennsylvania's native sons 
who has gained national prominence in 
the field of politics and the practice of 
law is former Governor William Alexis 
Stone, of Pittsburgh. He was born 
April 18, 1846, in Delmar township, 
Tioga county, Pa., and is the son of Is- 
rael Stone and Amanda Ann Howe 
Stone. Mr. Stone graduated from the 
State Normal School at Mansfield, Tioga 
county, June, 1868. He has been coun- 
sel for some of the country's biggest 
cases. He was Second-Lieutenant of 
Company "A," One Hundred and 
Eighty-seventh Regiment, in the Civil 
War. He was District Attorney of Ti- 
oga county from January, 1875, until 
January, 1877, and United States Dis- 
trict Attorney from July, 1880, until 
October, 1886. In 1890 he was elected 
to Congress and held that office four 
terms. From January, 1899, until Jan- 
uary, 1903, he was Governor of the 
State of Pensylvania. He is a member 
of the Duquesne Club. His practice is 
an extensive one. 


Alfred V. D. Watterson was born in 
Blairsville, Indiana Co., Pennsylvania, 
October 4, 1855. When only 12 years old 
he entered Mount Saint Mary's College 
at Emmitsburg, Maryland, from which 
he was graduated in 1875. He studied 
law in Pittsburgh under Major A. M. 
Brown, and three years later was ad- 
mitted to the bar. His practice is strict- 
ly confined to the civil branch. In 1892 
he formed a business partnership with 
Ambrose B. Reid, known as Watterson 
& Reid, which continued until Mr. Reid 
was elected Judge of the Common Pleas 
Courts in 1911. Mr. Watterson is a 
prominent Catholic, and is the national 
president of Mount Saint Mary's Alum- 
ni Association. That institution in 1895 
honored him with a degree of LL.D. He 
was president of the board of directors 
of St. Francis Hospital for ten years, of 
the Apollo Club for two years, and of 
the Columbus Club for seven years. He 
is also chairman of the advisory board 
of his Alma Mater. 


Among legal practitioners of Pittsburgh, practicing principally in the civil courts, 
there are few better known than William Howard McClung who, since his admission to 
the bar 37 years ago, has associated 
himself in partnership with some of the 
brightest legal lights Pittsburgh ever 
had. At present he is a member of the 
well-known law firm of Chantler & Mc- 
Clung, with offices in the Park building, 
Fifth avenue and Smithfield street. 

Mr. McClung's father, the Rev. 
Samuel M. McClung, was a cultured 
minister of the gospel. His mother, 
Mrs. Nancy Cowen McClung, was a Gil- 
bert before her marriage, and the family 
lived in the quiet community of Plum 
township, in Allegheny county, where 
the future Pittsburgh lawyer was born 
November 22, 1854. In his boyhood he 
attended the public schools in the vicin- 
ity of his home, but as he advanced in 
his studies he decided to prepare him- 
self for college in the Pittsburgh High 
School. Accordingly he entered the 
Central High School and graduated 
there. The following year he became a 
student at the Western University of 
Pennsylvania, and at the end of his four 
years' course had conferred upon him the honorary degree of LL.B. 

Like all aspirants to a legal career, at least such as amount to anything in after life, 
he found it advisable to register with an older practitioner, and so he went into the office 
of S. G. McClung, who at that time enjoyed an extensive practice, and registered for the 
bar. Several years' study under so capable a preceptor equipped him splendidly for the 
examination for admittance. December 16, 1876, he applied for and received the diploma 
that priviledged him to practice his chosen profession in Allegheny county. Immediately 
thereafter his preceptor took him into his partnership, and the two continued for several 

His next partnership was formed with the Hon. J. A. Evans, and the two conducted 
their business under the firm name of McClung & Evans. This partnership lasted for a 
considerable time, and then Mr. McClung became a member of the firm of Chantler, Mc- 
Gill & McClung, which, soon after its organization, began to enjoy a profitable and grow- 
ing clientele. The firm is known now as Chantler & McClung. 

Among the corporations and institutions for which Mr. McClung is general counsel is 
the Fidelity Title & Trust Company, of Pittsburgh. From 1895 to 1905, Mr. McClung 
served as one of the lecturers at the Pittsburgh Law School. 

Mr. McClung is a member of several exclusive social organizations in Pittsburgh, 
among which are the Duquesne Club, the Union Club, the University Club and the Oak- 
mont Country Club. 



George Wilkins Guthrie, Ambassa- 
dor to Japan, has attained a position un- 
surpassed in the hearts of Pittsburgh- 
ers. While Mayor of the city Mr. Guth- 
rie succeeded in changing many notori- 
ous faults in government, to the lasting 
gratitude of the citizens. He was born 
September 5, 1848, in Pittsburgh, the 
son of John B. Guthrie and Catherine 
Murray Guthrie. He was graduated 
from Western University of Pennsyl- 
vania, and later from the Columbian 
Law School. He was admitted to the 
bar in Pittsburgh in 1869. He is trus- 
tee and vice-president of the Dollar Sav- 
ings Bank, president of St. Margaret's 
Hospital, and grand master of Pennsyl- 
vania Masons. He was mayor of Pitts- 
burgh from 1906 to 1909. He is a mem- 
ber of the Pittsburgh Club, Duquesne 
Club, Pittsburgh Golf Club and Pitts- 
burgh University Club. Ambassador 
Guthrie has had many degrees con- 
ferred upon him. 


Allegheny county, in the Keystone 
State, which is quite generally known 
as the "great State of Allegheny," 
boasts of a great number of practition- 
ers in her courts of law, and among the 
leaders of that vast array of legal talent 
is George B. Gordon. Mr. Gordon was 
born August 1, 1860, in Edgewood bor- 
ough, so he is a product of the Pitts- 
burgh district. He is the son of Alex- 
ander Gordon and Catherine Edwards 
Gordon. Following a grade and high 
school training, Mr. Gordon entered the 
University of Pittsburgh, and completed 
his education at Columbia University, 
New York. He was admitted to the bar 
in 1883, and is now a member of the law 
firm of Gordon & Smith. Mr. Gordon 
retains membership in the following or- 
ganizations: the Pitsburgh Club, the 
Duquesne Club, University Club, Pitts- 
burgh Golf Club, Allegheny Country 
Club, the Oakmont Country Club, the 
Pittsburgh Athletic Association and the 
Union League Club of New York. 



The practice of teaching while learning, and serving a professorship while continu- 
ing one's own studies, has for centuries been regarded by scholastics as the surest and 
most effective way to become thorough- 
ly absorbed in the work of self-improve- 

When John Miller Freeman, of 
Pittsburgh, was preparing himself for 
his present place of prominence among 
Allegheny county lawyers, he did this 
very thing. He did it twice in the 
course of his career, and by it he man- 
aged always to keep himself well re- 
freshed on the different branches of 
study that average students are prone 
to forget after leaving their classes. 
His knowledge stood him in good stead 
when he began his study of law. He 
had a foundation that many an older 
barrister might envy. 

Today he is at the front of his pro- 
fession, and is not infrequently con- 
sulted by others engaged in court work 
that requires searching and reading up 
on precedents. His office is at 450 
Fourth avenue, where, during the past 
several years, he has taken a hand in 
some of the most important cases ever 
brought before the Allegheny county 

As the son of John Freeman and Rebecca Guffy Freeman, John Miller Freeman was 
born in Ligonier, Pa., March 13, 1868. He entered the public schools and remained there 
till he graduated. While in high school he prepared to enter the Washington & Jefferson 
College, at Washington, Pa., but before he became a Freshman he decided to teach school. 
For three years he occupied himself with pedagogy and then he entered college. Com- 
pleting a full four years' course, he graduated from college in 1893 with the honorary 
degree of cum laude, and after that he returned to the only occupation he had ever known, 
only on a higher scale. For the next year he served a professorship at East Liberty 

While teaching in the academy he registered for the bar with the well-known law 
firm of Watson & McCleave, and through their aid was admitted to practice law in 1896. 
He remained with this firm till 1904, when he formed a partnership with D. T. Watson, 
Esq., and since then the two have been doing a large business under the firm name of 
Watson & Freeman. 

Mr. Freeman is one of the many men in professional life who still hold membership 
in college fraternities. During his college days he emerged from "barbarism" into the 
number of the elect of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, and he still holds his place there. 
He is also a member of the Duquesne Club, the Pittsburgh Athletic Association and the 
Pittsburgh Press Club. 



Frank I. Gosser leads as an organ- 
izer and improver of civic conditions in 
Allegheny county. He is a native of 
Leechburg, Armstrong county, Pa., and 
was admitted to the bar some twenty 
odd years ago. He has been prominent 
in both the criminal and civil courts of 
the county. Mr. Gosser has organized 
twenty-three different boards of trade 
in the county, and is now an honorary 
member of each. 

Through his influence the first 
bank on the Hill Top was organized. 
He was instrumental in locating the 
first Pittsburgh post office at Mt. Oliver. 
Without him doubtless McKinley Park 
would not have been secured. The 
Thirteenth street passenger station of 
the P., V. & C. R. R. Company is also 
largely due to his efforts. In 1909 his 
idea relative to the county freeing the 
bridges between the city proper and the 
North Side was adopted and has since 
become a reality. The widening of the 
Smithfield street bridge is due almost 
wholly to his initiatory efforts. 


Frank R. Stoner, banker and attor- 
ney, was born August 13, 1864, in Se- 
wickley Heights township, Allegheny 
county, Pa. His parents were James M. 
Stoner and Aurelia (nee Palmer) 
Stoner. After attending the public 
schools of Pittsburgh, Mr. Stoner en- 
tered the Western University of Penn- 
sylvania. He studied law with his 
father, and was admitted to the Alle- 
gheny county bar in 1892. Mr. Stoner 
has established a general practice in law 
and is an expert on civil law. Mr. 
Stoner is a director in the Western Na- 
tional Bank, the Allegheny Valley Bank, 
and vice-president of the Sewickley Val- 
ley Trust Company. Mr. Stoner is an 
enthusiastic sportsman and seeks recre- 
ation and relaxation from the grind of 
the legal profession behind prize win- 
ning horses from his extensive stables 
in Sewickley, where he lives. Few men 
have done more to promote amateur 
speed contests on the turf than has Mr. 
Stoner. He owns many good horses. 
He is a member of the Duquesne Club. 



Frederick Curtis Perkins, attorney at law and banker, was born October 7, 1870, in 
Sharon, Pa. His parents were Simon Perkins and Laura (nee Norton) Perkins. Favor- 
able environment during the formative 
years of childhood and home training of 
the right sort are powerful factors in 
shaping the lives of both men and 

That this was beneficial is indicated 
by the success of their son in his chosen 
profession and by the respect and pres- 
tige which the busy years of an active 
life have brought him. Mr. Perkins him- 
self knows this and gives a large part of 
the credit for his success to the father 
and mother back in the old home at 

Frederick Curtis Perkins completed 
the course of study in the public schools 
of Sharon with credit. He then took an 
academic course in St. Paul's school, 
after which he entered Yale University. 
Few men stood better in his classes than 
Mr. Perkins, but he was not a "book 
worm," and found time for social diver- 
sions. He interested himself in athletics 
sufficiently to develop a sound healthful 
physique so essential to a man following 
the exacting profession of law. After 

completing his studies at Yale Mr. Perkins entered the law school of Harvard University, 
from which he graduated with credit. 

Equipped with an education which embraced thorough grounding in the great basic 
principles of law as well as an extensive knowledge of the statutes and their interpreta- 
tion by the courts, Mr. Perkins passed the required State examination and was admitted 
to practice at the bar. He opened a law office in Pittsburgh, where he soon was recog- 
nized as a "coming man" in his profession. Business increased rapidly and Mr. Perkins 
acquired an enviable reputation for winning cases. Many are the stories told among his 
acquaintances and by court house attaches of legal victories he has won by his quick wit 
and clever examination of witnesses. 

Not content with a legal business which most men would consider a satisfactory life 
achievement, Mr. Perkins has interested himself in banking, and in an advisory capacity 
has added to the prosperity of every bank with which he is connected. Mr. Perkins is of- 
ficer and director in the Safe Deposit & Trust Company of Pittsburgh, the Peoples Sav- 
ings Bank of Pittsburgh and the Exchange National Bank of Pittsburgh. 

Many busy attorneys and business men do not find time for social diversions and as a 
result of sticking too closely to business, age rapidly and soon lose their grip on affairs. 
Mr. Perkins has retained freshness and vigor of youth although well past middle age. He 
attributes this largely to his interest in athletics. He plays golf and other games which 
require exercise in the open air and sunshine. Mr. Perkins belongs to the Pittsburgh Club, 
the Duquesne Club, the Allegheny Country Club, the Pittsburgh Athletic Association and 
the Pittsburgh Golf Club. He is fond of social diversion and loves to spend a quiet even- 
ing with friends and acquaintances. 




John Scott Ferguson, Pittsburgh 
attorney, connected with much impor- 
tant litigation during the last 40 years, 
was born January 23, 1842, in Pitts- 
burgh. His parents were Charles Fer- 
guson and Mary (nee Hamilton) Fer- 
guson. Following his graduation from 
the Allegheny Academy, Mr. Ferguson 
read law with Attorney Robert Woods, 
of Pittsburgh, and was admitted to the 
Allegheny county bar April 7, 1863. 
He began practicing law at once with 
Sol Schoyer, Jr. He was later associated 
with James W. Murray as a law part- 
ner. Later Mr. Ferguson associated 
with himself his son, Edwin G. Fergu- 
son. This association continued until 
the death of Edwin G. Ferguson in 
June, 1903. A legal library of 4,000 
volumes and a general library of/10, 000 
volumes are owned by him. He'ls inter- 
ested in agriculture and owns a large 
farm in Virginia. Mr. Ferguson was 
married September 10, 1'863, to Miss 
Nancy A. Graham, of Pittsburgh. They 
have one son and three daughters living. 

J. Erastus McKelvy has attained 
marked prominence in his chosen pro- 
fession and he is widely known. He 
was born in Pittsburgh. Before begin- 
ning the practice of law in Pittsburgh 
Mr. McKelvy received a liberal educa- 
tion. He first studied in the city public 
schools, ward and high schools. His col- 
legiate training was received in Dickin- 
son College. His offices are in the St. 
Nicholas building, and he resides in the 
East End, Pittsburgh. 





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Of the number of notable "self-made" men in Pittsburgh none deserves more credit 
for his remarkable accomplishments than William James Brennen, the attorney. His 
parents were John Brennen and Theresa 
Callagher Brennen. In his early life 
Mr. Brennen was educated in the public, 
parochial and private schools. 

Following this educational career, 
Mr. Brennen became a "pull-up" boy in 
the mills. Subsequently he rose to the 
position of machinist and roll-turner in 
the Jones & Laughlin iron and steel 
works ; school teacher, alderman and at- 
torney at law. Today Mr. Brennen en- 
joys a large practice and is known as 
one of the cleverest attorneys at the bar 
of Allegheny county. 

He is president of the Rosalia 
Foundling Asylum of Pittsburgh, and is 
a member of the Pittsburgh Press Club, 
the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the 
Catholic Mutual Benefit Society, as well 
as being Grand Worthy President of the 
Fraternal Order of Eagles, and con- 
nected with the Pennsylvania Society of 
New York. 

Mr. Brennen has been chairman, 
Democratic county or city committee of 
the county of Allegheny or the city of 

Pittsburgh since 1883 ; a delegate to every Democratic national convention beginning" with 
that of 1876; a delegate to every Democratic state convention since 1883; a member of the 
Democratic state central committee for the past twenty years ; a councilman and alderman 
of the Twentyf ourth ward of the city of Pittsburgh ; a candidate for Congress and Auditor 
General of Pennsylvania ; attorney for the Central Board of Education of Pittsburgh, and 
for nearly all the labor organizations of Western Pennsylvania, as well as leading counsel 
in the defense of the Homestead riot and treason cases. 

Mr. Brennen also has been attorney for the Democratic state committee opposing the 
seating of Senator Quay; attorney for Alexander Craig in his contested election against 
Andrew Stewart in the Fayette-Greene- Washington congressional district; organizer and 
clerk of the first labor committee authorized by Congress, and attorney for the Grand 
Aerie Fraternal Order of Eagles. 

Following his humble beginning, Mr. Brennen has been singularly successful in life 
and has become one of the best-known professional men of Pittsburgh. Not only has he 
represented individuals of note in criminal and civil suits in Pennsylvania and other 
States, but has been named by a number of business and other organizations as their reg- 
ularly retained counsel. 

If Mr. Brennen has attained flattering success in matters of law, he equally has risen 
to power in the world of politics and now is known as one of the most prominent Demo- 
crats in the country. To his ability of organization the success of many campaigns has 
been due, and his advice constantly has been sought by the wiseacres in his party. 

Mr. Brennen is said to have given considerable financial as well as personal support 
to the needs of his party from time to time and to have bolstered up the weak places 
wherever they developed. 



Edward Lee Kearns, attorney at 
law, and officer of the Eighteenth Regi- 
ment, was born in Harrisburg March 
31, 1873, the son of Edward P. and Mar- 
tina B. Kearns. Mr. Kearns, who is 
lieutenant-colonel, Eighteenth Regiment, 
Duquesne Grays, National Guard of 
Pennsylvania, was educated at Harris- 
burg Academy and at Duquesne Uni- 
versity. He has been practicing law 
since 1895, when he was admitted to the 
bar after studying with D. T. Watson, 
the noted lawyer. Mr. Kearns is now 
located in the Frick building of Pitts- 
burgh. Mr. Kearns is prominent in all 
civic affairs of the city, and is known 
throughout the country for the disciplin- 
ary measures and innovations intro- 
duced into his soldier corps. 

He is a member of the Harkaway 
Hunt Club, of the Pittsburgh Athletic 
Association and the Americus Repub- 
lican Club. Mr. Kearns is a member of 
the Army and Navy Club of New York 

George W. Flowers, lawyer, pub- 
lisher, banker, corporation director, was 
born near Whitehall, Allegheny county, 
May 15, 1860. His parents were John 
Horning Flowers and Sara A. Lenhart- 
Flowers. At the end of one year's 
course at Washington & Jefferson Col- 
lege, he entered the junior class at Yale, 
from which he was graduated in 1884. 
He registered for the Allegheny county 
bar in the office of the Hon. George W. 
Guthrie, in Pittsburgh, but completed 
his studies under Judge Alex. D. Mc- 
Connell, of Greensburg. In 1889 he was 
admitted to practice in the Allegheny 
and Westmoreland County Courts, and 
two years later to the United States 
Courts. Mr. Flowers was solicitor of 
the Borough of Irwin and a member of 
the Board of Education. He established, 
and for several years edited, the Irwin 
Republican, purchased the Irwin Stand- 
ard and merged the two into the Repub- 
lican-Standard. He is a member of the 
Union Club of Pittsburgh, and is presi- 
dent of the Irwin Chamber of Com- 




One of the leading members of the Allegheny county bar and one of the busiest busi- 
ness men in the country is former Judge James H. Reed, whose capacity for doing things 
has so often been commented upon by his many 
friends. He not only looks after the manage- 
ment of a number of large corporations, but is 
the head of one of the leading law firms in the 
State, while his practice is growing with every 
year. Judge Reed once said that the only way 
to accomplish great things was to select good 
men for various important positions, give them 
free rein and look to them for the results. In 
addition, however, it is necessary that brains, 
shrewdness, business ability and a cool head at 
a critical moment must be blended in one to 
make such success as Judge Reed has won in 
the active world of his profession and business. 

Judge Reed is a director of the United 
States Steel Corporation, in which position he 
is the ranking official of that great institution 
in Pittsburgh. He is also president and attor- 
ney for the Philadelphia Company, president of 
the Reliance Life Insurance Company, presi- 
dent and counsel of the Pittsburgh, Bessemer 
& Lake Erie Railroad, director of the Farmers 
National Deposit Bank, director of the Fidelity 

Title & Trust Company and deeply interested in other business enterprises, including cop- 
per in the Northwest. 

Ordinarily these things of business require the most careful attention of the man in- 
terested, and so far as Judge Reed is concerned he slights nothing. But his work is carried 
out on the principle laid down, and he has it so carefully systematized that he finds time to 
remain at the head of one of the largest and most lucrative law practices in Pittsburgh, 
and he has been as successful in this line of endeavor as he has in corporation manage- 
ment. Judge Reed has won the reputation of peacemaker rather than as a combatant, al- 
though he has been successful in many a hard-fought battle in the courts. Among the 
most important achievements of Judge Reed was his labor as the final arbiter in the con- 
flict between Mr. Frick and Mr. Carnegie, and it was due almost entirely to his efforts 
that the movement for peace was so successful. 

Judge Reed was the guiding spirit of the combine of local capitalists, then known as 
the Magee-Flinn syndicate, and in many other enterprises where the needs of a clear head 
and a thorough knowledge of the law were needed, Judge Reed at all times was the one 
man to whom his associates looked for advice and action, if necessary. 

He is regarded by many lawyers as one of the greatest in the country, and when the 
intricacies of a case are to be worked out Judge Reed can accomplish wonders in finding 
the facts. It is stated on high authority that the firm of which Judge Reed is the head 
has in one year cleared $400,000 in fees and commissions, but it was a year notable in the 
formation of industrial corporations. 

Judge Reed was born in Allegheny September 10, 1853, the son of Dr. J. A. and Eliza- 
beth Reed. He was educated in the Western University of Pennsylvania, now the Uni- 
versity of Pittsburgh, graduating in 1872. In 1875 he registered as a law student with 
his uncle, David Reed, a distinguished lawyer of his time, and in 1877 formed a partner- 
ship with P. C. Knox, ex-Secretary of State, as Knox & Reed. He was appointed Judge 
of the United States District Court by President Harrison, but ill health compelled his 
resignation the following year. After a long rest he returned to the practice of law. 



John Curry Bane, son of Aaron 
Bane and Mary W. Bane, was born in 
Answell township, Washington county, 
Pennsylvania, November 6, 1861. His 
early life was spent on his father's 
farm. He was graduated in 1882 from 
Washington and Jefferson College. He 
was admitted to the bar of Washington 
county, January 13, 1890, and engaged 
in general practice there until March, 
1901. Mr. Bane was admitted to the 
bar of Allegheny county in 1895. On 
March 31, 1901, he moved to Pittsburgh. 
Since that time he has engaged in gen- 
eral practice in the courts of Common 
Pleas, the Supreme, Superior state 
courts and the Federal courts. While 
Mr. Bane never held office, he is a Demo- 
crat in politics and was a delegate to the 
national convention in Kansas City in 
1900. He is a 32nd degree Mason, a 
member of the Pittsburgh Athletic As- 
sociation and the Union Club of Pitts- 
burgh. He married Miss Katharine 
Miller, June 26, 1901, and has five chil- 


John Porter Hunter, attorney and 
business man, was born in Allegheny. 
His parents were Thomas A. Hunter 
and Sarah Hunter. He was educated in 
the common schools of Allegheny and at 
Washington & Jefferson College. Fol- 
lowing graduation from college he 
studied law and was admitted to the bar 
of Allegheny county in 1884, and later 
to the bars of the Supreme Court of 
Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of 
the United States. Few attorneys are 
more skilled than Mr. Hunter in con- 
ducting jury trials. Mr. Hunter is also 
an expert in equity law and is attorney 
for many corporations. Mr. Hunter is 
also interested in many business enter- 
prises. He is director in the Shaffer- 
Smathers Oil Company, the Equitable 
Trust Company and the Consumers Re- 
fining Company. Mr. Hunter belongs to 
the Duquesne Club, the Oakmont Coun- 
try Club and the Pittsburgh Country 



John D. Brown was born in Pitts- 
burgh September 6, 1865. He is a son 
of A. M. Brown, a well-known member 
of the Pittsburgh bar. His education 
was secured in the public schools of 
Pittsburgh and at Harvard University. 
He was admitted to the bar in June, 
1899, and has been very successful in 
the practice of his profession. He is 
president of the Anchor Savings Bank, 
having succeeded his father in that posi- 
tion at the latter's death. Mr. Brown is 
vice-president of the Pittsburgh Real 
Estate Company and director in the 
German National Bank of Pittsburgh, 
and the Hardy & Hayes Company. He 
is a member of the Board of Managers 
of the Western Pennsylvania Institu- 
tion for the Blind, and treasurer of the 
Emma Farm Association. His home is 
at Oak Knolls, Wexford, Allegheny 
county, Pa. 


James M. Clark, prominent Pitts- 
burgh attorney, was born in Washing- 
ton, Pa., in 1863. His parents were Wil- 
liam Clark and Margaret Donaldson 
(nee Mevey) Clark. After attending 
the public schools of Washington, Mr. 
Clark entered Washington and Jeffer- 
son College, from which he graduated 
at the age of 21 years. After three 
years of study in the law school of Co- 
lumbia University, New York, he was 
graduated with the degree of bachelor 
of laws. He received the degree of mas- 
ter of arts from the Columbia Univer- 
sity School of Political Science. While 
in college Mr. Clark took an active in- 
terest in athletics. Since graduation he 
has been a moving spirit in many civic 
organizations and has done much for 
the industrial and social betterment of 
Allegheny county. Mr. Clark is still in- 
terested in clean healthful sports as is 
apparent from his active membership in 
the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. He 
is also a member of the Duquesne Club 
and the Pittsburgh Country Club. Mr. 
Clark has a strong and pleasing person- 
ality which impresses favorably all 
those with whom he comes in contact. 



Richard B. Scandrett was born in 
Pittsburgh June 30, 1861, his parents 
being William A. Scandrett and Mary 
Brown Scandrett. He was educated in 
the public schools of Pittsburgh and Al- 
legheny, Adrian College, Michigan, and 
Washington and Jefferson College, grad- 
uating from the latter in 1885. From 
1885 to 1887, inclusive, he was an in- 
structor in the Allegheny High School, 
and from 1887 to 1892 was secretary of 
the board of school controllers of Alle- 
gheny. He was admitted to the bar of 
Allegheny county in December, 1889, 
and has been practicing in Pittsburgh 
since that date. He is a director in a 
number of corporations. Mr. Scandrett 
and Miss Agnes Morrow were married 
at Slippery Rock, Butler county, Pa., on 
July 8, 1890. They have three children. 
Mr. Scandrett is a member of the Du- 
quesne Club, Pittsburgh Athletic As- 
sociation, Country Club, the Americus 
Republican Club, the Elks, and a num- 
ber of other organizations. 


Col. James Elder Barnett, law- 
yer, was born at Elder's Ridge, In- 
diana county, Pa. He graduated 
from Washington and Jefferson Col- 
lege in 1882. From 1895 to 1897 
he was deputy secretary of the com- 
monwealth, and in 1899 was elected 
state treasurer. He is now associa- 
ted with R. B. Scandrett in the 
law firm of Scandrett & Barnett. 
He was elected lieutenant-colonel of 
the famous "Fighting 10th" Regi- 
ment, National Guard of Pennsyl- 
vania, in 1897. In the Spanish- 
American war he served in the 
Philippines and participated in all 
engagements of his regiment dur- 
ing the Filipino insurrection until 
the capture of Malolos. April, 1899, 
he was placed in command of the 
regiment and acted as regimental 
commander until the regiment was 
mustered out, August 27, 1899. He 
succeeded Col. Hawkins as com- 
mander of the district of Cavite, 
and served from May 10, 1899. 



Philip Brennan Reilly, specialist in real estate and corporation law, was born in 
Pittsburgh October 29, 1876. His parents were the late John C. Reilly and Ursula (nee 
O'Connor) Reilly. 

Many men succeed in life in spite 
of unfavorable home environment dur- 
ing the formative period of their lives 
and in spite of lack of opportunities to 
cultivate mind and body under the di- 
rection of skilled teachers in good 
schools and colleges. Undoubtedly such 
men would in most instances have 
achieved a far greater measure of suc- 
cess if their earlier development had not 
been hindered and warped by unfavor- 
able conditions. 

Philip Brennan Reilly would have 
succeeded in spite of most any kind of 
early home environment, for he pos- 
sesses an unusually keen intellect and a 
persistent will. His early surround- 
ings, however, were favorable, for he 
comes of a most distinguished family 
and he received a liberal education in 
the best schools and colleges of the 

After studying in the parochial 
schools of Pittsburgh he entered Ford- 
ham University, from which he gradu- 
ated in 1900. He next entered the Pittsburgh Law School, where his standing was un- 
usually good. In 1903 he graduated with a thorough knowledge of the great underlying- 
principles of law, and a practical working knowledge of statutes and court decisions as 
well. A few months after graduation from the law school he was admitted to practice 
law in the courts of Pennsylvania, becoming a member of the Allegheny county bar. 

He at once opened a law office and quickly built up a creditable practice. He special- 
ized in real estate and corporation law and soon attained unusual prominence in his 
chosen lines of work. Not content with a legal practice, which was the envy of many of 
his associates, Mr. Reilly became actively interested in business. As a director of the 
Washington Trust Company he has done much to promote the success of its banking ac- 
tivities by wise advice and practical counsel. He has done much also to increase the busi- 
ness of the City Insurance Company, of which he is also a director. 

In the evenings, when the work of the day is done, and on holidays, Mr. Reilly de- 
lights to mingle socially with friends. He believes that a man is only as old as he feels, 
and that to keep young in body and spirit it is necessary to seek healthful diversion and 
recreation. Mr. Reilly is a popular and prominent member of the Pittsburgh Country 
Club, the Pittsburgh Athletic Association and the Pittsburgh Press Club. 

A pleasing personality, the right kind of home training, a liberal education and a 
keen, broad-minded insight into human nature are among the elements which have en- 
abled Mr. Reilly to rise rapidly in business as well as socially and professionally. Al- 
though born into a distinguished family, Mr. Reilly has never used the social and busi- 
ness standing of his relatives as a means of attaining position and clients. He has de- 
pended entirely upon his own efforts to achieve victory in the battle of life. 



Robert M. Ewing is a Pennsyl- 
vania product and a representative 
member of the Pittsburgh bar. After 
an education in the public schools and 
the Saltsburg Academy at Saltsburg, 
Pa., by his earnings as a teacher he was 
enabled to continue his studies in Wash- 
ington & Jefferson College, being a mem- 
ber of the class of 1891. He then 
studied law and was admitted to the bar 
of Indiana county. He came to Pitts- 
burgh and was admitted to the Alle- 
gheny county bar in 1893. Civic and 
patriotic matters claim a large portion 
of Mr. Ewing's time. He is a member 
of the Pittsburgh Board of Trade, a 
trustee of the Western Pennsylvania 
Historical Society, and in Wilkinsburg, 
where he resides, of the Wilkinsburg 
Board of Trade and the Pennwood Club. 
Mr. Ewing is one of seven sons of the 
late James H. Ewing and of Eleanor 
(Rhea) Ewing, still living. Mr. Ewing 
occupies a suite of offices in the Farm- 
ers Bank building. He is married and 
has two daughters and a son. 


George E. Reynolds, lawyer, of the 
Frick building, Pittsburgh, is the son of 
George P. and Rebecca (Dreisbach) 
Reynolds, and was born at Turbotville, 
Northumberland county, Pennsylvania, 
February 28, 1876. He began work on 
a farm at the age of nine, and finally 
found an opportunity to study in Ursi- 
nas College, Collegeville. He entered 
the State Normal School at Lock Haven, 
Pennsylvania, and at the end of a year 
of hard work was graduated at the head 
of his class. He became principal of the 
High School at Hill's Grove, Sullivan 
county, this State. After steady ad- 
vancement, he withdrew from educa- 
tional work and studied law, being ad- 
mitted to the Northumberland county 
bar in September, 1902, then to the Al- 
legheny county bar and to the Supreme 
and Superior Courts of the United 
States in the western district of Penn- 
sylvania. He is a member of the 
Benevolent Order of Elks, the Masonic 
Order and the Pittsburgh Country Club. 



L. M. Plumer, attorney at law, was educated at Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., 
graduating with the degree of bachelor of arts. Later the degree of master of arts was 
conferred upon him. Following his graduation from college Mr. Plumer studied law and 
was admitted to the bar. Since then he has been engaged in the practice of his pro- 
fession. Not content with a legal business, which would satisfy the ambition of most 
men, Mr. Plumer is actively engaged in many business enterprises. He belongs to the 
Duquesne Club, the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, the Country Club, the University 
Club and Union Club. A pleasing personality and shrewd insight into human nature 
backed by a good education is responsible for Mr. Plumer's success. 




Lawyer, Pittsburgh. 


Edward Joseph Kent is a native of 
Westmoreland county, but now a promi- 
nent practitioner at the Allegheny coun- 
ty bar. As the son of Thomas C. Kent 
and Mrs. Margaret Kent, he was born 
March 2, 1868, and received the rudi- 
ments of his education in the public and 
parochial schools. Then he entered St. 
Vincent's, at Beatty, and left there when 
he was 18 years old with the M. A. de- 
gree. He entered the University of 
Michigan and graduated in the law de- 
partment of that institution with the 
LL. B. degree in 1890. In the same 
year Mr. Kent came to Pittsburgh, 
where, in September, he was admitted 
to the bar and has enjoyed a growing 
and prosperous general civil practice 
ever since. Mr. Kent belongs to a num- 
ber of fraternal and social organizations 
in Pittsburgh. Among these are the 
Knights of Columbus, the Duquesne 
Club, the Pittsburgh Athletic Associa- 
tion, the Automobile Club and the Bru- 
nots Island Matinee Club. 



Frederick L. Kahle, corporation lawyer for a number of the largest coal and coke 
companies of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio, was born in Jefferson county, Pa., 
April 18, 1862. 

He is the son of Frederick P. Kahle 
and Isabell McCutcheon Kahle, who are 
both living at the age of 90 and 86 years. 
Mr. Kahle, eminent in the learned and 
distinguished array of legal practition- 
ers in Pittsburgh, whose success is due 
to his hard work and the diligence of his 
application, was educated in the public 
schools and the high school at Plumer, 
Venango county. He attended the 
Rouseville Normal School and the Erie 

After fitting himself in education 
for teaching, Mr. Kahle became princi- 
pal of the Sugar Grove High School 
and later of the Sugar Grove Normal 
School. Later he read law under Hon. 
J. H. Osmer at Franklin, Pa., and was 
admitted to the bar in 1886. 

He practiced in Franklin until 1904, 
becoming district attorney of Venango 
county in 1888; city solicitor of Frank- 
lin for five terms, and was then made 
United States Referee in Bankruptcy, 
serving the country in this legal capac- 
ity from 1895 until 1904. 

As a referee in bankruptcy Mr. 
Kahle's record has been remarkable. Of all the cases in bankruptcy before him his de- 
cisions were reversed in but one case. This case is regarded as unique in the history of 
Pennsylvania jurisprudence. Aside from his profession Mr. Kahle is a great lover of oil 
paintings. For many years he has been collecting paintings of the highest grade, and 
the walls of every room in his home are covered with handsome and valuable paintings. 
He has a magnificent collection of English, Dutch, Italian and Russian paintings. 

Ten years ago he moved to Pittsburgh and became a corporation lawyer for the coal 
companies mentioned before. He is now associated in offices, in the Park building, Pitts- 
burgh, with W. T. Tredway and Senator James I. Adams, but not in partnership ; he is 
the owner of one of the largest, most extensive and complete law libraries in the State. 

Mr. Kahle is a Presbyterian churchman ; a member of several Masonic organizations ; 
a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the East End Board of Trade and the Young 
Men's Republican Tariff Club, and a life member of the Pittsburgh Press Club. 

In 1888 he married May G. Galbraith, daughter of Dr. David C. Galbraith, of Frank- 
lin, Pa., who was one of the most extensive and successful of the early oil producers in the 
oil country. He has a daughter, Anna, who was graduated from the Thurston-Gleim 
School, East Liberty, and a son, Clarence Courtney Kahle, a graduate of Shady Side Acad- 
emy, and now a student at Washington and Jefferson College. 

Mr. Kahle is a self-made man in every acceptation of that term. When he started 
out in the world of business he had nothing behind him but a sheepskin and a dogged de- 
termination to succeed. 




Lawyer, Pittsburgh. 


Prominent among Pittsburgh's at- 
torneys at law is William Watson Smith. 
A native of Hollidaysburg, Pa., having 
been born there September 7, 1871, a 
son of William P. Smith and Virginia 
Watson Smith, Mr. Smith as a boy at- 
tended the grade schools of Hollidays- 
burg, and after completing his prepara- 
tory work continued his studies at 
Princeton University, being graduated 
from that institution in 1892. Since that 
time he has practiced law in Allegheny 
county, having been admitted to the bar 
shortly after his graduation, and he has 
won prominence and success in his pro- 
fession. In addition to having a thriv- 
ing practice as an attorney, Mr. Smith 
is a director in the Union National 
Bank. Attorney Smith is well known 
and popular as a member of the Du- 
quesne Club, Union Club, University 
Club and the Pittsburgh Golf Club, and 
he has been identified for years with the 
Pittsburgh Alumi Association of Prince- 
ton University. 



Born near Wilkesbarre, Luzerne 
county, Pa., June 9, 1837, James Denton 
Hancock is the son of James Hancock 
and Mary Perkins Hancock. Mr. Han- 
cock attended the common schools of 
Luzerne county, then the Wyoming 
Seminary and Kenyon College, at Gam- 
bier, 0., from which he was graduated. 
He studied law and was admitted to the 
bar in Pittsburgh and from there re- 
moved to Franklin, Pa. Mr. Hancock 
soon was favored with a large business. 
He became identified with the Pennsyl- 
vania Society of the Sons of the Ameri- 
can Revolution and is the president of 
this organization. Mr. Hancock is a di- 
rector of the Pittsburgh, Youngstown & 
Ashtabula Railway Company, and of 
the Fayette County Gas Company. He 
is a member of the Franklin Club, of 
Franklin. In 1900 the degree of doctor 
of laws was conferred upon him by his 
Alma Mater; prior to that time he had 
been a candidate for Congress on the 
Democratic ticket. He has been a fre- 
quent contributor to periodicals on eco- 
nomic subjects. 


Clarence Burleigh, recognized in 
the fraternity of able Pittsburgh law- 
yers, was born in Boston, Mass., in 
1853. He came to Pittsburgh in 1862 
and obtained his early education at the 
public schools. He began life as a pat- 
tern-maker. By hard study, he obtained 
admission when quite young to Wash- 
ington and Jefferson College, from 
which he graduated. He began the 
reading of law in 1875 under Bruce & 
Negleyand, and two years later was ad- 
mitted to the Allegheny county bar. In 
1878 he formed a law partnership with 
John R. Harbison. He was made assist- 
ant city solicitor of Pittsburgh, and in 
1891, appointed District Attorney; at 
the expiration of his term he was elected 
for a full term. In 1895 he was elected 
City Solicitor. The Homestead rioters 
were prosecuted by Mr. Burleigh in line 
with official duty, which he fearlessly 
performed. Mr. Burleigh was contin- 
ued as City Solicitor for Pittsburgh, un- 
til 1902, when he resigned to become 
general attorney for the Pittsburgh 
Railways company. In addition to this 
appointment, he is engaged in the gen- 
eral practice of law. 





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Leander Trautman, attorney at 
law, was born February 17, 1865, at 
Canton, Ohio. His father was the Rev. 
Louis Trautman. At the age of four 
years he was taken to Pittsburgh. He 
received his early education in the Pitts- 
burgh schools. At an early age he went 
to work for the Black Diamond Steel 
Company of Pittsburgh. While work- 
ing he studied stenography until he be- 
came very proficient. Mr. Trautman 
has acquired a complete classical educa- 
tion by studying under the best private 
tutors obtainable. While working as a 
court reporter in the Federal and Alle- 
gheny county courts he read law under 
Judge Jacob F. Slagle, and in 1893 was 
admitted to the bar. Since that time he 
has practised law contnuously at 434 
Diamond street. Mr. Trautman is direc- 
tor in many business corporations in 
Pittsburgh for which he is attorney. 
He has had large experience in handling 
estates. Mr. Trautman married Miss 
Minnie Abele, of Lebanon, Pa. There 
are three children. 


William A. Hudson is a lawyer of 
Pittsburgh, with offices in the Berger 
building. He was born at Staunton, 
Virginia, August 20, 1850. In 1873 he 
was graduated from the University of 
Virginia with high honors. He had pre- 
viously attended Roanoke College, Sa- 
lem, Virginia. He was admitted to the 
bar immediately after graduation and 
came to Pittsburgh in 1891, admitted to 
the Allegheny county bar in September 
of that year, and later to the courts of 
the State and the Federal Supreme 
Court. In Virginia he had served as 
Judge of the Common Pleas Court. 
Judge Hudson has carried on a general 
law practice and has given special at- 
tention to commercial and corporation 
law, and many of the largest corpora- 
tions have retained him. Judge Hudson 
devotes his whole energy to his pro- 
fession. On May 12, 1875, he married 
Miss Ida Florence Rector, of Loudoun 
county, Virginia. Mrs. Hudson died 
May 1, 1898. There are nine children. 



William Thomas Tredway, of Cora- 
opolis, Pa., is a lawyer of Pittsburgh, 
and was born in Warsaw, Coshocton Co., 
Ohio., February 12, 1862, the son of 
Crispen and Melvina (James) Tredway. 
He received his elementary instruction 
at the Donley School of Bedford Town- 
ship, Coshocton county, Ohio, and later 
at the West Bedford public school. He 
taught in the Ohio public schools for 
one year. In 1886 he was graduated 
from Washington and Jefferson College. 
Mr. Tredway was admitted to the bar 
of Allegheny county in 1888, and in 1892 
became associated with Stone & Potter, 
and remained with them until William 
A. Stone became Governor, and W. P. 
Potter a Supreme Court Justice of 
Pennsylvania. Mr. Tredway makes a 
specialty of corporation and municipal 
corporation law, and was for eleven 
years solicitor for the Borough of Cora- 
opolis, where he built and maintains his 
home. He was married March 14, 1894, 
to Cora Alice Watson, and they have two 
children. He has organized several 
banks and trust companies. 


Having as a lawyer attained 
prominence at the Pittsburgh bar, A. 
Leo Weil has yet a stronger claim to 
consideration by reason of his record in 
the work of advancing the cause of clean 
politics. Mr. Weil was born July 19, 
1858, at Keysville, Charlotte county, 
Kentucky, the son of Isaac L. and Mina 
Weil. He was graduated from the high 
school of Titusville, Pa. Completing the 
the law course at the University of Vir- 
ginia, he was admitted to the bar of Vir- 
ginia, subsequently to the bar of Ohio, 
and later to the Pennsylvania bar. He 
moved to Pittsburgh from Titusville in 
1888. He is a member of the City Club 
of New York, the Pittsburgh Athletic 
Association, the Pennwood, Westmore- 
land county and Edgewood Country 
clubs. He is a member of the executive 
committee of the National Municipal 
League, the Pennsylvania Civil Service 
association, the American Jewish Com- 
mittee, and of nearly all the national as- 
sociations engaged in civic and philan- 
thropic work. 

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John S. Weller, lawyer, of Pitts- 
burgh, was born in Somerset county, in 
the Keystone State, being the son of Dr. 
F. S. Weller and Mary A. Weller. He 
first attended the common schools, later 
Pennsylvania State College, and from 
the latter was graduated in 1889. Sena- 
tor Weller was admitted to practice dur- 
ing September, 1891, in Bedford county, 
Pa. He was district attorney there from 
1894 to 1896. He entered the field of 
politics and was quickly recognized for 
his ability. During the sessions of the 
Pennsylvania State Legislature in 1899 
and 1901 he was a member of the State 
Senate, where his record was excellent. 
He is prominent in the business life of 
the Pittsburgh district, being a director 
of many corporations. He is a member 
of the Pittsburgh City Planning Com- 
mission, having been appointed to that 
position by Mayor William A. Magee in 
1912. He is a member of the Free Ma- 
sons and Royal Arch, the Beta Theta Phi 
college fraternity, the Pittsburgh Coun- 
try Club, Duquesne and other clubs. 

William Torrence Pierce, attorney 
and banker, was born in Jefferson town- 
ship, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, 
March 27, 1872. His parents were 
Joseph Pierce and Henrietta (nee Tor- 
rence) Pierce. He was graduated from 
the Pittsburgh academy in 1892. He 
took a course of bookkeeping in the 
Euclid Avenue Business college, Cleve- 
land, and was graduated from Westmin- 
ster college, at New Wilmington, in 
1895. After studying law in Pitts- 
burgh, Mr. Pierce was admitted to the 
Allegheny county bar in 1902. He is 
engaged in the general practice of law, 
and is an authority on real estate law. 
His office is in the Park Building. Mr. 
Pierce is also a director of the National 
Bank of Western Pennsylvania, the 
First National Bank of West Elizabeth 
and the First National Bank of Monon- 
gahela. He is president of the Second 
National Bank of Elizabeth. Mr. Pierce 
is secretary of the board of trustees of 
Westminster College and president of 
the general alumni association. 




John M. Haverty, attorney at law, 
with offices on the eighth floor of the 
Frick building, was born in Pittsburgh, 
September 27, 1877, the son of Thomas 
F. Haverty and Margaret H. Haverty. 
He graduated from the public schools, 
continued his studies at the Academic 
High School and at the Pittsburgh 
Academy, and in 1899 graduated from 
the Law School of the University of 
Michigan, at Ann Arbor, receiving the 
bachelors degree in law. He took up the 
practice of law in Michigan, but a year 
later was admitted to the Allegheny 
county bar. Later he was admitted to 
practice in all the courts of the State 
and the Federal courts. Mr. Haverty 
was married June 30, 1903, to Miss Ida 
M. Farrell, formerly of Cumberland, 
Md. They have two boys and three 
girls. Mr. Haverty is president of the 
Greenfield Board of Trade, of Pitts- 
burgh ; the president of the Young Men's 
Republican Tariff Club of Pittsburgh ; a 
member of the Athletic Committee of 
the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, and 
a member of the Elks. 


Oscar Thomas Taylor, prominent at- 
torney and soldier, was born in Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., February 10, 1870, the son 
of John A. and Margaret (Simpson) 
Taylor. He graduated from Washing- 
ton and Jefferson College, Washington, 
Pa., 1890, and from the law school of 
the University of Buffalo, Buffalo, N. 
Y., 1893; was admitted to the practice 
of law in New York state in 1894, and 
to the Allegheny county bar in 1902. 
He was attorney for the Pan-American 
Exposition at Buffalo. He served 
throughout the Spanish-American war 
as Captain of Co. G, 202nd New York 
Voluntier Infantry. He is commander- 
in-Chief of the United Spanish War 
Veterans, and Adjutant of the Soldiers' 
Civic League of Allegheny county. He 
is assistant district attorney of Alle- 
gheny county. He is a thirty-second de- 
gree Mason, and belongs to the Odd Fel- 
lows, Elks, Moose, Naval & Military 
Order of the Spanish-American War, 
Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, Ro- 
tary Club of Pittsburgh and the Ara- 
bian Lords of the American Desert. 



Fred W. Scott was born September 28, 1873, in 
Elizabeth township, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, 
the son of Samuel Scott and Eliza J. 
Scott. He received his education in the 
public schools and at Franklin College, 
New Athens, 0., and read law with J. S. and E. G. 
Ferguson, in Pittsburgh. He was admitted to practice 
law in Allegheny county in April, 1902, and later ad- 
mitted to practice in the higher courts. He established 
himself in Duquesne, where he has maintained an of- 
fice, with one in Pittsburgh. Mr. Scott is vice-presi- 
dent and counsel for the First National Bank of Du- 
quesne; general counsel and director of the Standard 
Life Insurance Company; president of the Duquesne 
& Dravosburg Street Railway Company, and treasurer 
of the Duquesne-McKeesport Land Company. He 
served in the Spanish War, and is a member of the 
Youghiogheny Country Club. 


Thomas E. Finley, attorney at law, was born De- 
cember 22, 1862, in Westmoreland county, Pennsyl- 
vania. His parents were Thomas G. 
Finley and Elizabeth Finley. He at- 
tended public and private schools in 
Westmoreland county. Mr. Finley was a public school 
teacher four years. Afterwards he attended Wash- 
ington & Jefferson College three years, and taught an 
academy at Murrysville, Pa., one year. During that 
time and for two years thereafter Mr. Finley studied 
law. He was admitted to the bar March 17, 1894, and 
has been engaged in active practice ever since. He is 
president of the Monongahela and Youghiogheny Land 
Company, and vice-president of the J. E. Edmundson 
Company. He is a member of the Masonic Order. In 
1905 Mr. Finley was married to Miss Elizabeth D. 
Edmundson. His offices are in Pittsburgh. 




George Maurice Harton, corporation attorney and 
business man, was born in Pittsburgh 45 years ago, 
the son of Theodore Marshall Harton 
and Emily (nee Rinehart) Harton. He 
was graduated from Adrian College 
with the degree of bachelor of philoso- 
phy, and in 1892 from the University of Michigan, at 
Ann Arbor, with the degree of bachelor of laws. Mr. 
Harton was admitted to the bar in December, 1892, 
and opened a law office in January of the following 
year. Not content with a legal practice which would 
have satisfied most men, he interested himself in manu- 
facturing, and as president of the Augusta Veneer 
Company he has built a prosperous and profitable busi- 
ness. He is a member of the Pittsburgh Athletic As- 
sociation, the Masonic Order and the Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon fraternity of his college. 



George Allaire Howe, steel manufacturer and attorney, was born October 1, 1856, 
in Allegheny, now the North Side of Pittsburgh. Mr. Howe is descended from a long 
line of distinguished ancestors. His 
father, Thomas M. Howe, represented 
the Pittsburgh district in Congress from 
1850 to 1856. He was the first president 
of the Pittsburgh Chamber of Com- 
merce and a prosperous manufacturer 
of iron, steel and copper products. Mr. 
Howe's mother was Mary (nee Palmer) 
Howe. George Allaire Howe is the 
seventh in line of descent from John 
Howe, who came from England and set- 
tled in Sudbury, Mass., in 1638. 

After studying in private schools 
for a number of years, George Allaire 
Howe entered Princeton university from 
which he graduated in 1878. He studied 
law in the offices of the Hon. George 
Shiras and Attorney William Scott, and 
in the law school of the University of 
Pennsylvania. He was admitted to the 
Allegheny county bar in 1882. He 
opened a law office at once and practiced 
law until 1888, when he retired from 
legal practice and became secretary of 
Howe, Brown & Company, manufactur- 
ers of crucible steel. 

The qualifications which win success in the steel manufacturing business and 
in the practice of law are apparently entirely different. . Nevertheless Mr. Howe 
after winning a fair measure of success in the law quit his legal practice entirely and 
won wealth and success in the steel business. He remained with Howe, Brown & Com- 
pany until the company was consolidated with the Crucible Steel Company of America, in 
1900. Not content to be an employe, Mr. Howe with the late James W. Brown, organized 
the Colonial Steel Company of Pittsburgh, manufacturers of high grade steel products. 
He served as vice-president of this company from 1902 until his resignation was ac- 
cepted in 1907. 

Mr. Howe was president of the Princeton Alumni Association of Western Pennsyl- 
vania in 1899 and 1900. He belongs to the Pittsburgh Club, the Duquesne Club, the 
Pittsburg Golf Club, Pittsburgh Athletic Association, the University and Princeton 
Clubs of New York and to the Society of Colonial Wars. 

Mr. Howe stands high in the Masonic fraternity and belongs to many Masonic or- 
ganizations. He became thirty-third degree Mason in Boston, Mass., in September, 1904. 
He is a member of the Scottish Rite bodies and belongs to Franklin Lodge No. 221, Free 
and Accepted Masons, Pittsburgh Chapter 268 Royal Arch Masons, Mt. Moriah Council 
No. 2, and Tancred Commandery No. 48, Knights Templar. 

Mr. Howe was married in June, 1887, to Miss Martha C. Jones, daughter of Robert 
G. Jones, of Pittsburgh. Mrs. Howe died in October, 1910. 





John Wilson Thomas, a lawyer with offices at 518 
Fourth Ave., Pittsburgh, and a residence on Heinz Ter- 
race, Sharpsburg, was born March 31, 
1868, son of John S. Thomas, deceased, 
and Frances Brown Thomas. He attended 
the public schools of Etna, graduated 
from the Lock Haven Normal School in 1891 and from 
Western University of Pennsylvania Law Department in 
1897, with the degree of LL.B. He studied law in the 
offices of Hon. John D. Shafer and was admitted to the 
bar of Allegheny County June 19, 1897. He is a member 
of the Board of Examiners of the Allegheny County Bar, 
which position he has held for the past six years. He is 
attorney for Etna Borough, several townships and school 
districts and a director of and counsel for the Citizens' 
Deposit and Trust Company of Sharpsburg. 




James Edward Hindman, attorney and business 
man, was born in Altoona, July 6, 1875. His parents 
were John A. Hindman and Anna E. 
Hindman. He was graduated from 
Lafayette College in 1900 with the de- 
gree of bachelor of philosophy, and in 
1903 from the Pittsburgh Law School with the degree 
of bachelor of laws. Since June, 1903, he has been 
engaged in the general practice of law. He is an ex- 
pert in corporation law, and is solicitor for the Borough 
of Wilkinsburg, the school district of the Borough of 
Wilkinsburg and the Central National Bank of Wil- 
kinsburg; a director of the Fort Pitt Oil & Gas Com- 
pany, the Pittsburgh Photoplay Company, the Central 
National Bank, of Wilkinsburg, and James A. Mc- 
Ateer & Sons, Incorporated. He belongs to the Uni- 
versity Club of Pittsburgh, the Edgewood Country 
Club and the Wilkinsburg Club. 



Marion Hayleigh Murphy, lawyer of Pittsburgh, 
was born and educated in that city. His mother, 
Elizabeth Polk Hayleigh, was a Tennes- 
seean and a grand niece of President 
James K. Polk. He read law in the of- 
fice of Judge Ambrose B. Reid, and was 
admitted to practice in all the State and Federal 
Courts, and since then has devoted his attention chiefly 
to civil practice and the Orphans' Courts. In the last 
several years Mr. Murphy has been instrumental in 
forming several corporations which he is now repre- 
senting. He was the secretary of the Democratic 
County Committee for several years, and was chair- 
man of the Campaign Committee at the time of the 
election of Judge Reid. Mr. Murphy is a Master of the 
Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus, and is a mem- 
ber of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. 


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When one speaks of telephones operating in and around Pittsburgh the name of 
Joshua G. Splane is invariably linked with the subject, for from the time he was elected 

president of the Pittsburgh & Alle- 
gheny Telephone Company, and later its 
receiver and a director, wires have been 
extended to Maryland, West Virginia 
and the western part of Pennsylvania 
until every hamlet has been covered. 
From an obscure little concern with 
plenty of capital and charter, but abso- 
lutely no business nor subscribers, the 
Pittsburgh & Allegheny Telephone Com- 
pany has grown constantly. 

Of course there was telephoning 
done after a fashion in Pittsburgh ever 
since 1879, for about that time two 
friendly firms in the Iron City strung a 
private wire between their respective 
places of business. Later other firms 
were put on the line, but telephones in 
small offices and private residences was 
a luxury entirely undreamed of. 

In 1898 the incorporators of the 
then new company got together, and 
with a capital of $1,500,000 applied for 
a charter. To get business and build up 
the enterprise was the hard task before 
the officers and attaches of the new 
company, and Mr. Splane devoted all of his attention to this end. The reward of his 
labors now is a system so immense that more than 70,000,000 conversations are held over 
the P. & A. wires every year. The company is one of the youngest in this region, but one 
of the most useful in the country. That much of its success has been due to the esprit de 
corps of the personnel of the corporation and its attaches is generally conceded, and that 
Mr. Splane has been, and still is largely responsible for this feeling of good will, is ad- 
mitted on all sides. 

Mr. Splane was born in Pittsburgh. After graduating from the public schools of 
that city he entered the University of West Virginia, and when he left the university in 
1886 he began work in the clerical department of the Standard Oil Company. 

In 1903 the new telephone company seemed on the fair road to prosperity, and so 
Mr. Splane left the Standard Oil concern to cast his lot with the new enterprise. He was 
elected president of the company, but in 1911, when it became insolvent, he was ap- 
pointed its receiver, and has served in that capacity ever since. In 1903, also, he became 
one of the organizers of the Home Trust Company, and immediately after its incorpora- 
tion became its treasurer, a position which he held for only one year, because a great 
many other local enterprises claimed his attention. For that reason also he refrained 
from actively engaging in politics, although in 1900 he was elected a member of city 
council. He remained there for only one year. 

In addition to being a receiver and director of the P. & A. Telephone Company, he is 
a director of the Monongahela Tube Company, the Pittsburgh Silver Peak Gold Mining 
Company and the Republic Bank Note Company. In other capacities he is connected with 
a great many concerns of importance. Mr. Splane is also a member of the Duquesne 
Club, Pittsburgh Country Club, Americus Club and Tariff Club, of Pittsburgh. 



David Aiken Reed, attorney, of 
Pittsburgh, is the son of Judge J. H. 
and Kate J. Aiken Reed. He was born 
in Pittsburgh December 21, 1880, and 
is engaged now as one of the counsel for 
the United States Steel Corporation. 
He was graduated from Princeton in 
1900 with the degree of A.B. He studied 
in the law school of Western University 
of Pennsylvania, and received a degree 
of LL.B. in 1903. In that year he en- 
tered the law firm of Reed, Smith, Shaw 
& Beal. In February, 1912, Mr. Reed 
was appointed by Governor Tener to be 
chairman of the Industrial Accidents 
Commission of the State. Mr. Reed has 
made a special study of workmen's com- 
pensation litigation. He was counsel 
for the United States Steel Corporation 
during the hearings before the Stanley 
Committee of the House of Representa- 
tives. Mr. Reed is a member of the 
Duquesne Club, University Club, Pitts 
burgh Golf Club and Pittsburgh Ath- 
letic Association. 


Thomas Patterson, attorney at law 
and business man, was born in Carroll 
township, Washington county, Penn- 
sylvania, November 14, 1856. His 
father was Robert Patterson and his 
mother Eliza (nee Baird) Patterson. 
After completing a course of study in 
the Ayers Latin School, in Pittsburgh, 
Mr. Patterson entered the Western 
University of Pennsylvania. He was 
graduated in 1876 with the degree of 
bachelor of arts. Three years later he 
was given the degree of master of arts, 
and in 1895 the honorary degree of 
bachelor of laws. Mr. Patterson began 
the study of law by registration in the 
office of his cousin, T. H. B. Patterson, 
and continued it at the Columbia Law 
School in 1879 and 1880, and was ad- 
mitted to the bar of Allegheny county in 
1881. His offices are in Pittsburgh. He 
is a member of the Duquesne Club, the 
Allegheny Country Club, the University 
Club of Pittsburgh, and the University 
Club of Philadelphia. 

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In the beautiful section of Pittsburgh known as Oakland, that had originally been 
intended as an exclusive residence section only, there has of late years sprung up a 
number of handsome office buildings 
that, even though isolated as they are, 
buzz with all the industry and activity 
of similar buildings in the heart of the 
city. At Meyran and Forbes streets 
there stands such a structure. In those 
offices the affairs of the American Vana- 
dium Company and allied concerns 
transact their business, a business that 
is comparatively new, but that has had 
its part, and is still having its part, in 
the making of wealth beyond estimate. 

With the discovery of the vanadium 
process of steel making there has 
sprung up all over the country, 
wherever steel is manufactured, sub- 
sidiary concerns, and among the men re- 
sponsible for the growth of this enter- 
prise none is more prominent than 
James J. Flannery, of Pittsburgh. Mr. 
Flannery lives near the offices that har- 
bor the many concerns with which he is 
connected. His city address is 3515 
Forbes street. Mr. Flannery is not only 
at the head of the various vanadium 
concerns, but he holds the highest executive positions of other enterprises. 

James J. Flannery is a West Virginian, and by his successes he has proved that it 
makes little difference where a man is born, in order to make a big figure of himself in 
the business world. It was in the little town of Hollidays Cove, January 18, 1855, that 
he first saw the light of day. At an early age he was brought to Pittsburgh, where he 
was placed in the Christian Brothers' School, and there he remained till he completed the 
rigid course of studies that has made that institution known far and wide. 

On leaving school he interested himself in the manufacture of steel in Pittsburgh. 
He entered the employ of several different concerns. In 1877 he was married to Miss 
Harriet Rogers, daughter of Commodore John Rogers, of the United States Navy. 

His rise in the vanadium steel industry was rapid. In turn he found himself at the 
head of many concerns, most of which have branch offices in many parts of the country. 
Of five of these he holds the presidency. These are the American Vanadium Company, the 
Vanadium Sales Company of America, the Flannery Bolt Company, the Oakland Sav- 
ings & Trust Company and the Collier Land Company. Besides being a Knight of Co- 
lumbus, he is a member of the Duquesne Club and the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. 

Mr. Flannery, in a quiet and unostentatious way, has been more than ordinarily in- 
strumental in the building up of the Oakland section in which he lives and works. There 
has never been a booming compaign launched for the improvement of that section to which 
he has not contributed liberally, and much of his time that is not spent in his offices is 
spent among the boosters of Oakland, who never fail to receive his aid. 


Frank Chew Osburn, barrister, whose office is in 

the Park building, was born in old Allegheny, now 

North Side, Pittsburgh, son of Frank- 

FRANK Hn Osburn and Henrietta Warner Os- 

CHEW burn, late of Sewickley, Allegheny 

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county, Pa. 

He was educated in the public schools and was 
graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Os- 
burn lived the greater part of his life at Glen Osborn 
(formerly Osburn) and at Sewickley, in this county; 
but is now a resident of the Fourth ward, Pittsburgh, 

Mr. Osburn was formerly president of the Alle- 
gheny County Bar Assoication, and also served this as- 
sociation as chairman of the committee which revised 
the indexes of deeds and mortgages in the Allegheny 
County Recorder's office. 

Warren Ilsley Seymour, lawyer, was born in Buf- 
falo, New York, August 27, 1873, the son of Samuel L. 
and Henrietta I. Seymour. In 1895 he 
warren was g ra( j ua ted from Princeton Uni- 
ilsley versity with the degree of A.B. He en- 

SEYMOUR. tered the law school of Harvard Uni- 
versity and from the latter institution was graduated 
in 1898, with the degree of LL.B. In December, 1898, 
Mr. Seymour was admitted to the practice of law in 
Allegheny county, and he has practiced there con- 
tinuously since that time. In legal circles in the 
Pittsburgh district Mr. Seymour has attained dis- 
tinction. He was brought most prominently before the 
people of Allegheny county when for more than two 
years, beginning in 1910, he occupied the position of 
first assistant district attorney, displaying remarkable 
ability in espousing the cause of the commonwealth. 




Andrew Wells Robertson, attorney at law and a 
director in a number of banking and real estate con- 
cerns in Pittsburgh, was born in Pan- 
ama, New York, February 7, 1880. He 
was educated in the public schools in 
his native city, and then entered Alle- 
gheny College at Meadville, Pa., where he graduated in 
1906 with the A. B. degree. He was principal of the 
Charleroi High School; entered the Law School of the 
University of Pittsburgh, and was admitted to the bar 
in Pennsylvania in 1910. While attending the law 
school he was part owner and one of the principals of 
the Boys' Collegiate School, corner Ellsworth avenue 
and Clyde street, Pittsburgh, Pa. In addition to prac- 
ticing law in Pittsburgh, he is also a director and trust 
officer of the Guarantee Title & Trust Company. 



Americus Vespucius Holmes, capitalist and banker, was born March 16, 1847, in the 
present downtown district of Pittsburgh, on Marberry street, now Second street. His 
parents were Dr. Shepley Ross Holmes 
and Mrs. Mary (nee Skelton) Holmes. 

Mr. Holmes comes of one of the 
oldest pioneer families of Pittsburgh 
and has ever been active in promoting 
the best interests of the city. Dr. 
Holmes, the father, was a distinguished 
physician and one of the best known 
and most successful practitioners in 
early Pittsburgh. He stood high in 
Masonic circles. 

Americus V. Holmes as a boy at- 
tended the old Second Ward public 
school when J. B. Meades was the prin- 
cipal. In 1863 and 1864 he attended 
Col. Hyatt's Military Academy at West- 
chester. For one year he was a student 
in the Iron City College. 

In 1868 Mr. Holmes became of age 
and at once took charge of the Holmes 
family's important real estate holdings 
in Pittsburgh, including a business 
block at 226 Fifth avenue. 

Although young when taking full 
charge of business affairs, Mr. Holmes 
was unusually well prepared for the re- 
sponsibility of the position. His home training was of the best. Both father and mother 
from his earliest boyhood had taught him habits of industry and honesty. On account of 
his father's extensive medical practice among the business men of Pittsburgh and because 
of his high standing in the Masonic fraternity, Mr. Holmes as a youth associated much 
with men of affairs. Being naturally of a receptive and inquiring turn of mind he early 
familiarized himself with business matters and when he reached the age of 21 he was far 
better fitted both by nature and by training to be successful in business than many men 
double his age. 

At the time Mr. Holmes took charge of the Holmes' properties he opened an office at 
226 Fifth avenue, and he has been there ever since. Not content with looking after his 
personal property, Mr. Holmes' keen and active mind impelled him to seek other channels 
of endeavor. Soon he became interested in banking. He commanded the attention of the 
banking institutions of Pittsburgh, and Mr. Holmes was elected vice-president and trus- 
tee of the Dollar Savings Bank, and a director in the Anchor Savings Bank. 

Mr. Holmes takes the deepest interest in the Masonic fraternity, in which he has 
risen high. He has been honored with the thirty-third degree. He belongs to Dallas 
Lodge, No. 508 ; Shilo Chapter Royal Accepted Masons, No. 257 ; Tancred Commandery, 
No. 148, and to the Pennsylvania Consistory. 

Few Pittsburghers have taken a deeper and more practical interest in philanthropic 
and altruistic movements than Mr. Holmes. He is also a member of the Episcopal Church. 

Mr. Holmes belongs to the Duquesne Club, the Pittsburgh Athletic Association and 
the Pittsburgh Country Club. 

Mr. Holmes' life, like the majority of successful business men, has in a way been un- 
eventful. He has devoted his time strictly to the duties which seemed to be his to at- 
tend to. For the greater part of his life he has lived in Pittsburgh. His wife was Miss 
Catherine A. Cain, of Philadelphia. The marriage was celebrated April 22, 1880. Mr. 
Holmes resides at the Hotel Kenmawr, Pittsburgh. 





John Frederick Tim, attorney, was born in Pitts- 
burgh, June 4, 1878. His parents were Anthony G. 
Tim and Jennie J. (nee Maerkt) Tim. 
He attended the Highland public school, 
and graduated from Shady Side Acade- 
my in 1897. He completed the four-year 
course of study in Lafayette College and was given the 
degree of bachelor of arts in 1901. Following three 
years of study in the law school of the University of 
Pittsburgh he was graduated in 1904 with the degree 
of doctor of laws. The same year he was admitted to 
practice at the Allegheny county bar. Shortly after- 
wards he was admitted to practice in the Superior and 
Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania and in the Federal 
Courts. He has stood always for integrity and a high 
standard of legal ethics among lawyers. He is a 
Mason and a member of the Greek letter fraternity of 
Theta Delta Chi. 


Archibald Hamilton Rowand, Jr., has had a unique 
history as a business man, a soldier and an attorney at 
law. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., 
March 6, 1845, the son of Archibald 
Hamilton Rowand and Catherine Greer 
' Rowand. He was educated in the public 
schools in Greenville, South Carolina, in the city of 
Allegheny and by private tutors in Pittsburgh. July 
17, 1862, he enlisted in the First West Virginia Cav- 
alry. He participated in the battle of Gettysburg. On 
the personal recommendation of General Sheridan he 
received the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest 
honor that can be paid an American soldier. He was 
elected clerk of courts of Allegheny county on Novem- 
ber 5, 1878 ; served two terms, and was admitted to the 
bar in 1885, and is now practicing in the county, State, 
Supreme and Federal Courts, with office in Pittsburgh. 




Prominent among the younger practitioners at the 
Allegheny county bar is Edmund Kiernan Trent, of 
Pittsburgh. Mr. Trent was born in 
Somerset, Pennsylvania, August 5, 1883. 
He is the son of Samuel V. Trent and 
Marion Kiernan Trent. His elementary 
education was received in Shady Side Academy, in 
Pittsburgh, where he was a student for six years. 

Mr. Trent's higher education was attained in 
Princeton University, where he was a student for four 
years. His professional schooling was secured in the 
Pittsburgh Law School, a department of the University 
of Pittsburgh, and the law department of the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. In the former law school he 
studied for one year, and in the Philadelphia institu- 
tion for two years. In January, 1908, Mr. Trent was 
admitted to the bar of Allegheny county. He has se- 
cured recognition as a legal adviser. 



The telephone service of a modern city plays no mean part in its economic life. Men 
have come to turn to their telephones to carry them up and down the thoroughfares, to the 
nearby towns and to the distant cities. The housewife of nowadays shops, makes her ap- 
pointments and visits friends by Telephone. The immense volume of this is realized when 
it is remembered that the Bell system during 1912 established throughout the country 
26,310,000 telephone connections daily. Pittsburgh has been quick to recognize the de- 
pendability of the Bell telephone. Shortly after the invention of the telephone, an office 
was opened in Pittsburgh. This was the beginning only. From that time until now 
Pittsburgh's Bell System has been growing, improving, extending — and now the system 
is one to which Pittsburghers may point with just pride. 

The Central District Telephone Company is the name of the company operating in 
Pittsburgh and vicinity, and to that company is attributable the credit for the satisfactory 
construction, maintenance and operation of the Bell telephone plan in Pittsburgh. 

Metropolitan Pittsburgh, as it is called in telephone parlance, or the city and its im- 
mediate environs, contains some 66,600 Bell telephones — one to every 11 people, man, 
woman and child. Twenty-two central offices are used to connect the telephones and the 
offices are of various sizes. Pittsburgh sends 92,500,000 Bell telephone messages per year, 
an enormous bulk of telephone traffic. And to furnish it a plant of the highest possible 
standard, maintained in the best way and operated by the most intelligent and efficient 
force is necessary. That Pittsburgh's telephone plant might keep pace with the city's 
progress, that it might continue to compare favorably with thoroughly modern standards 
in telephony, over $850,000 was spent in 1912 by the company for additions and replace- 
ments to the system. Service is the keynote of the Bell company's policy, the very nucleus 
around which its organization has been formed. The results in Pittsburgh have proved 
the strength of this policy. 


Walter Beaumont Clarkson is divi- 
sion manager of The Central District 
Telephone Company of Pittsburgh. Mr. 
Clarkson is a Virginian by birth; was 
born in Fauquier county, June 29, 1875. 
He is the son of Henry Mazyck Clarkson 
and Mrs. Jeanie Sayre Clarkson. He is a 
graduate of William and Mary College, 
of Virginia, and Columbia University, 
receiving from the latter the LL.B. de- 
gree. In 1897 he decided to take up 
telephone work, and became an employe 
of the Bell system at Washington, D. C. 
By applying himself diligently, in 1903 
he was made commercial superintend- 
ent. He held that position for five 
years, when he was offered a position in 
the same capacity with the Delaware & 
Atlantic Telephone & Telegraph Com- 
pany, operating in New Jersey and Del- 
aware. In 1910 he accepted the posi- 
tion he now holds. Mr. Clarkson is a 
charter member of the University Club 
of Washington and a member of the 
Duquesne Club of Pittsburgh. 



Oliver K. Eaton, attorney at law in Pittsburgh, was born in Brownsville, Pa., July 13, 
1877, a son of T. N. Eaton and Mary M. Eaton. He received his early education in the 
public schools, and later attended Allegheny College, at Meadville, Pa., whence he was 
graduated in 1900. 

After completing his studies there, Mr. Eaton took up the study of law, and in 1903 
he was admitted to the bar. Since that time he has practiced in Pittsburgh, and as a gen- 
eral practitioner in that city has won a splendid record. He is prominent and has a wide 
circle of friends in professional and business life. 

James A. Wakefield, a lawyer of Pittsburgh, Pa., with an office in the Berger build- 
ing, was born in Redstone, Fayette county, Pennsylvania, May 3, 1865. He is the son 
of David H. and Mary (Randolph) Wakefield. He is the great-grandson of 
Samuel Morton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Mr. Wake- 
field's father lead the life of a country gentleman. 


Mr. Wakefield's first education was received in the public schools of his native coun- 
ty. Later he attended the Allegheny College at Meadville, Pennsylvania, and subsequent- 
ly Union College, Schenectady, New York, where he took several oratorical prizes and 
successfully represented his college in the Intercollegiate Chautauquan Oratorical Contest. 
He graduated in 1888, then undertook the study of law in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. He 
was admitted to the bar in 1890, and is now a member of the Superior and Supreme 
Courts of Pennsylvania; also of the United States District and Circuit Courts. He has 
been connected with many important cases, and has devoted special attention to compli- 
cated insurance cases. 

In 1894 he was the Democratic candidate for Congressman from the Twenty-second 
District of Pennsylvania, being opposed on the Republican ticket by John Dalzell. Mr. 
Wakefield was defeated, but made a highly creditable canvass. Among fraternities, he is 
a member of the Delta Tau Delta and the Theta Nu Epsilon. He is past master of Hail- 
man Lodge, F. and A. M., and a member of the Country Club of Pittsburgh. 

Charles Aloysius Fagan, attorney at law, was born 
in Pittsburgh July 1, 1859. He was educated at 
Charles St. Mary's parochial school and Ewalt 
aloysius College. After admission to the bar in 
fagan. 1887 he was Assistant District Attor- 

ney. He was married to Mary Kane February 11, 
1888. He is a Democrat; was presidential elector in 
1892; was chairman of the Democratic County Com- 
mittee 1894-96; delegate-at-large to Democratic Na- 
tional Convention of 1896. He is vice-president Ger- 
man National Bank of Pittsburgh ; vice-president Iron 
City Sanitary Manufacturing Company; director East 
End Savings & Trust Company, Pittsburgh & Lake 
Erie Ship Canal Company, Anthracite Coal Company, 
Natalie & Mt. Carmel Railroad Company; president 
Wheatly Hills Land Company of New York; president 
Pittsburgh Hospital. His clubs are the Duquesne, the 
Union, Pittsburgh Country and the Oakmont Country. 



An interesting figure in the petroleum industry is John Worthington. His first 
connection with the business was in the capacity of civil engineer for a furnace com- 
pany. For 40 years since he has been a 
student and investigator, and has given 
to the trade geological and scientific in- 
formation of much value. He has vis- 
ited many foreign oil fields and is one 
of the best informed men on the general 
subject of oil and natural gas. 

Mr. Worthington was born in 
South Wales March 14, 1848, and came 
to the United States with his parents 
when four years old. The elder Mr. 
Worthington was engaged with the 
Brady's Bend Iron Company, and the 
family settled at Brady's Bend, Pa. He 
worked for several years, the last two 
as civil and mining engineer. At that 
time oil developments were making 
their way down the Allegheny river, and 
the iron company became interested in 
the possibilities of their lands for oil 

Mr. Worthington was sent to Oil 
City in 1872 to run a line of levels from 
that place to Brady's Bend, taking in on 
the way considerable oil development 
lying between. A little later the work 
was extended from Brady's Bend to the newly developed oil fields in Butler county. The 
result was to determine that the sand from which the oil was being produced at Brady's 
Bend and on Armstrong Run was 80 feet below the formation from which the Butler 
county wells procured their oil, and that the latter were getting their oil from the third 
sand of the Oil Creek region. In other words, Mr. Worthington made it plain that there 
was a fourth sand in that section of the country. If this knowledge had been acted upon 
then the famous fourth sand belt from Armstrong Run to Greece City would have been 
developed some time before it was discovered by accident, when the Tack & Moorehead 
well was deepened. 

In the fall of 1872 Mr. Worthington resigned from the service of the iron company 
and became superintendent of the Meclimans Farm Oil Company. When this company 
disposed of its holdings, he engaged as cashier with the Parker's Landing Savings Bank. 
On account of ill health, Mr. Worthington left the East in 1880 and located in the San 
Juan country of Colorado, engaging in the mining business. He was elected the first 
mayor of the new city of Ouray, Col. After six years he returned to the oil country and 
was in the brokerage business for 17 months. Then he organized, in connection with 
Frank Thompson, president of the Pennsylvania Railroad, the Nineveh Petroleum Com- 
pany, of which he was manager. The long experience and practical business knowledge 
of Mr. Worthington led to his selection as superintendent of the newly organized South 
Penn Oil Company in June 1889. Under his administration the company participated in 
the development of the great oil and gas resources of West Virginia. Later he was pro- 
moted and remained on the firing line. He is a director of the Union National Bank of 
Pittsburgh. He resides in the Squirrel Hill district of Pittsburgh. 

Since the dissolution of the Standard Oil Company, Mr. Worthington is connected 
with the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey. 


Churchill Brown Mehard, Attorney, was born in 
Mercer, Mercer County, May 27th, 1881. His father is 
Hon. Samuel S. Mehard, President Judge 
Churchill of the Mercer County Court, and his 
BROWN mother, Ida Augusta Brown, a daugh- 

mehard. ter of Hon. George H. Brown, Chief Jus- 
tice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. 
Mr. Mehard was educated at Westminster College, 
Haverford College, Pennsylvania Military College and 
the law department of the University of Pittsburgh. 
He was admitted to the bar in 1905 and for two 
years and a half served as Assistant District Attor- 
ney of Allegheny County. For nine years Mr. Me- 
hard was an officer of the "Duquesne Grays" (18th In- 
fantry, N. G. P.), until his promotion to higher office on 
the Second Brigade Staff. He is a member of the Du- 
quesne, University, Edgeworth and Allegheny Country 
Clubs. He is married and has one child, a daughter. 


H. gray. 

James H. Gray, lawyer, of Pittsburgh, was born 
in Pittsburgh August 20, 1872, the son of Joseph H. 
and Mary Gray. Mr. Gray was edu- 
cated in Pittsburgh public schools. He 
was employed by George Westinghouse, 
Jr., as a draughtsman for six years. At the same time 
he studied law with R. B. Petty, Esq. ,and was admitted 
to the Allegheny county bar in 1895. He practices in 
the Supreme and Superior Courts of Pennsylvania, the 
United States Courts, all of the county courts and the 
Supreme Court of Colorado. Mr. Gray is chairman of 
the County Committee of the Keystone party of Alle- 
gheny county. He is a director of the Parkersburg 
Iron & Steel Company, a member of the council of the 
Presbyterian Brotherhood, an elder in the Sixth Pres- 
byterian Church of Pittsburgh, and a member of the 
Davis Camp, Sons of Veterans. 




George Newton Chalfant was born at Martin's 
Ferry, Belmont county, Ohio, August 6, 1864, the son 
of the Rev. George Wilson Chalfant and 
Sarah (Moore) Chalfant. He was 
graduated from the Martin's Ferry high 
school, and later from Lafayette Col- 
lege in Easton, Pennsylvania. Mr. Chalfant served 
with the P., C. & St. L. Railways as civil engineer. He 
was next engaged for about four years as a civil and 
mining engineer in Pittsburgh. In 1889 he was ad- 
mitted to the Allegheny county bar. He is now a mem- 
ber of the law firm of Carpenter & Chalfant, Frick 
Annex, Pittsburgh. Mr. Chalfant is a director of the 
Union Electric Company, Pittsburgh; a member of 
the University Club, the Pittsburgh Athletic Associa- 
tion and the Young Men's Republican Tariff Club; a 
member of Duquesne Lodge, F. & A. M., Pittsburgh 
Chapter and Duquesne Commandery and A. A. Scot- 
tish Rite, of Pittsburgh. 



Wherever a few gallons of crude oil ooze their way to the surface of the earth, some- 
body is usually on hand in time enough to raise and spread the good tidings; and immedi- 
ately there follows an oil boom that 
makes poor men rich and rich men poor 
over night. 

Several years ago a number of 
small and unimportant communities in 
Oklahoma experienced booms of this 
kind. Money rolled into Oklahoma by 
the millions, and among those who went 
there to take advantage of the oppor- 
tunities presented was Perry Orville 
Laughner, of Pittsburgh. One thing 
that favored Mr. Laughner more than 
anything else, when he went there, was 
the fact that he got there before some- 
body else had a chance to seize the land 
on which oil had been discovered. With 
him were several other Pittsburghers, 
well experienced in the oil business at 
home, and so well experienced were 
they that they had no difficulty select- 
ing just such tracts of land as promised 
the best results, and not investing in 
other tracts that were held out at 
tempting prices to them. 

For a number of weeks the Pitts- 
burghers remained there watching the 

development of their claims, selling what land seemed least profitable, and retaining 
that which they knew would in time fill their coffers. Then they came back to Pittsburgh 
with the lion's share of the Oklahoma oil fields, and spent the remainder of their time 
organizing companies and making other investments. 

Mr. Laughner was born in a little place in Butler county, known as Six Points, Sep- 
tember 21, 1859, and is the son of Samuel S. and Sarah J. Laughner. Early in life he 
moved to Clarion county and in the public schools received his early education, and then 
he entered and made his way through the State Normal School at Edinboro. Later lie 
became a student in the Iron City College at Pittsburgh, from which he graduated. For 
a time he engaged in the brokerage business, but oil lands were making people rich and 
he tried his hand at oil producing. In Pittsburgh he was ordinarily successful, but when 
the latest oil boom broke loose in Oklahoma he went to the more promising fields. 

At present he is the president and director of the Minnetonka Oil Company, and the 
president and director of the Crescent Oil and Gas Company. Both concerns occupy of- 
fices in the Arrott building, Wood street and Fourth avenue. Mr. Laughner lives at 1237 
Beechwood boulevard. He has many fraternal and social connections in Pittsburgh, and 
among the more prominent organizations of which he is a member are the Masons, As- 
calon Lodge, Knights Templar, Syria Lodge of Shriners, the Pittsburgh Athletic As- 
sociation, the Union Club, the Pittsburgh Press Club and the Pittsburgh Country Club. 



The Peoples Natural Gas Company was incorporated under the laws of Pennsyl- 
vania June 26, 1885, by J. N. Pew, E. 0. Emerson, Theodore Johnson, Robert C. Pew, R. 
S. Duffield and J. S. Robinson. The original stock authorized was $200,000.00 which 
was, soon after the incorporation of the company, increased to $1,000,000.00, and later 
increased to $9,300,000.00. 

J. N. Pew, the first president, was the pioneer of the natural gas industry in the 
Pittsburgh district. In the year of 1890 the field pressure of gas coming from the Mur- 
raysville field, in Westmoreland county, declined rapidly and the supply of gas to Pitts- 
burgh began to fail. This was a problem that required several years' study and all the 
ingenuity of the natural gas engineers to overcome. Various schemes were thought out 
and tried, such as large storage tanks, increasing the size of the pipe lines to the wells, 
etc., but without success. To Mr. Pew, however, belongs the credit of conceiving the 
idea of the gas compressor pump, now utilized by all gas companies, and enabling nat- 
ural gas to be carried and distributed over a large area. But for the compressor pump 
Pittsburgh would not now enjoy the benefit of this ideal fuel. 

A further step in natural gas development and improvement, in which this company 
was a leader, was to stop the great amount of wastefulness and conserve the gas for the 
future. Without considering the expense, this company put into effect a plan to eliminate 
all waste at the wells and on high pressure mains, such as putting an extra band at each 
joint on its lines, thus stopping all leakage on same, and by their method of conservation 
and their sources of supply, they can assure natural gas for domestic consumption to their 
consumers for years to come. 

The Peoples Natural Gas Company, in the first few years of its incorporation, sup- 
plied gas only to Wilkinsburg and a portion of the city of Pittsburgh; later, as large 
fields of natural gas were discovered in Allegheny, Washington, Armstrong, Clarion and 
Greene counties, Pennsylvnia, the high pressure main lines were extended to these points 
and the low pressure system enlarged from time to time, so that at the present time The 
Peoples Natural Gas Company supplies not only Wilkinsburg and a large portion of the 
city of Pittsburgh, but they also supply Edgewood, Swissvale, Rankin, East Pittsburgh, 
Turtle Creek, Wilmerding, East McKeesport, boroughs and towns along the Pennsylvania 
Railroad, including Greensburg, Latrobe, Derry, Bolivar, etc., to Altoona. In the Mo- 
nongahela Valley, this company supplies Monessen, Webster, Belle Vernon and Fayette 
City. In the Allegheny Valley, New Kensington, Arnold and adjacent towns. West of 
Pittsburgh, they supply Woodlawn, Aliquippa, Imperial, Burgettstown, Midland, etc. 

The Peoples Natural Gas Company has from its inception always set a high stand- 
ard for efficiency and the best of service for its consumers, and were the orginators of 
the idea to sell gas ranges and appliances to their consumers at cost. 

The present officers of the company are : A. C. Bedford, president ; J. W. R. Craw- 
ford, vice-president; John G. Pew, vice-president and manager; Captain L. F. Barger, 
general superintendent; Christy Payne, secretary; Thos. Nicoll, treasurer, and Geo. H. 
Jones, comptroller. 



Oil Producer, Pittsburgh. 



The treasurer and collector for the city of McKees- 
port, James A. Fulton, has served the people faithfully. 
He was born in Pittsburgh April 14, 
1874, and is the son of Samuel and 
Matilda Fulton. He was educated in the 
public schools of McKeesport. During his boyhood, 
Mr. Fulton was employed in many occupations. He 
was a newsboy and later a grocer's clerk. He became 
a market gardener and florist assistant, learned the 
house painting trade and served several years as jour- 
neyman workman and as a contracting painter. He is 
a director in the McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery, 
and secretary of the American Monetary League. Al- 
ways known for his liking for independent policies, 
Mr. Fulton is a strong progressive and was elected on 
that ticket in 1909. He is a member of the American 
Academy of Political and Social Science and several 
other organizations, and is also an author of repute. 

The thriving municipality of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, has a capable chief executive 

in the person of Dr. Herbert S. Arthur, its present mayor. Dr. Arthur is a native son of 

the city he now heads, having been born and reared in McKeesport. The 

Herbert s. date Q f k is ki r th was April 28, 1879. He is the son of Robert and Johanna 

ARTHUR. Arthur. His elementary education was secured in the public schools and 

the high school of McKeesport. 

His preparation for the practice of medicine was secured in Northwestern Uni- 
versity Medical College, from which institution he was graduated in 1903. He is at pres- 
ent practicing medicine in the Tube City. He is now identified with, and has been 
identified ever since his graduation from medical college, the McKeesport Hospital. 

He has embarked into the business world aside from his professional occupation and 
has met unusual success. Dr. Arthur is a director in the Joel T. Painter Paint Com- 
pany, a flourishing industrial organization in McKeesport. It was in 1909 that he promi- 
ently entered the field of politics, and that year he was chosen mayor of the Tube City. 
His administration of civic affairs has been business-like and provocative of much favor- 
able comment. His entire term as McKeesport's chief executive has been characterized 
by an economical and equable administrative system. He is prominently and favorably 
known throughout the State. 


Joseph Natali, police magistrate of the Oakland Sta- 
tion and acting Italian vice consul, was born in Italy. He 
was brought to Pittsburgh by his parents, 
as a small boy, in 1872. Mr. Natali at- 
tended the public schools of Pittsburgh 
and Duff's College. For 12 years he held the position of 
interpreter in the Allegheny county court, and as such 
assisted in many important trials. In 1894 he was ap- 
pointed consular agent for Italy, serving for 10 years. In 
1902 Victor Emanuel III. created him a knight of the 
Crown of Italy, in appreciation of his services to Italian 
subjects. It is a testimonial to Mr. Natali's efficiency 
that he has been called upon for the sixth time to take 
charge of the Italian vice consulate in Pittsburgh. On 
July 1, 1909, he was appointed police magistrate by the 
Mayor of Pittsburgh, serving continuously since, and has 
given general satisfaction. Mr. Natali is very popular 
among the Italian residents of Western Pennsylvania. 


George William Crawford, banker and booster for Pittsburgh, is another living 
testimony that in the early days of the Iron City the reputation of this region worked 
as a magnet and drew to its swelling 
population people from all over the 
country and the world. Mr. Crawford's 
parents, Andrew Isaac Crawford and 
Martha J. E. Crawford, lived in the 
quiet town of Kewanee, 111., where, 
January 10, 1856, their son was born. 
Shortly thereafter they were attracted 
to Pittsburgh, where the boy was placed 
in the old Mansfield academy, located in 
what was then known as Mansfield, and 
which was subsequently changed in 
name to Carnegie. After finishing his 
education at the Mansfield academy he 
entered Duff's college, in Pittsburgh, 
where he graduated in his nineeteenth 

Upon leaving school he looked 
about him for an opening. There was a 
place just such as he wanted in a bank, 
although it is generally admitted by 
those who have learned to know him 
since that he would still have made a 
great success of himself had he entered 
any other kind of a business. His first 
position therefore was given to him in 

1874 when he entered the Diamond National Bank as a clerk. He remained there 28 
years, being rewarded for his hard work by obtaining the position of cashier and director 
not long before he left that institution. 

In 1902 he left the Diamond National Bank with a full and ripe knowledge of the 
banking business and as a person readily sought after by other and bigger banking in- 
stitutions. For the past ten years he has served as a director in the Peoples Savings Bank 
and the Peoples National Bank and the Safe Deposit & Trust Company of Pittsburgh. 

During the past ten years also other interests began to claim his attention. Manu- 
facturing concerns sprang up in great numbers, and the men at the head of those con- 
cerns were constantly demanding the help of such men as Mr. Crawford. He was in great 
demand as a director, and to this day he is serving in that capacity for a number of in- 
stitutions both in Pittsburgh and Boston. 

In addition to holding the presidency of the Peoples Natural Gas & Pipeage Company 
of Pittsburgh, he is a director in the following corporations : The Allegheny Heating 
Company, the Crucible Steel Company of America, the Humboldt Fire Insurance Company, 
the Safe Deposit & Trust Company, the Peoples National Bank and the Peoples Savings 
Bank, all of Pittsburgh, and the Columbian National Life Insurance Company of Boston. 

Mr. Crawford loves the great out doors and is fond of clean, healthful sports. When 
he feels the need of a change from the grind of business he seeks it with friends among 
fellow-members of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. 



A leading figure in the business, po- 
litical and club life of Pittsburgh is 
Robert Garland, a manufacturer and a 
member of the city council. Mr. Gar- 
land was born in Dungannon, County 
Tyrone, Ireland, September 27, 1862, the 
son of Robert Garland and Eliza Jane 
Atwell Garland. While quite young Mr. 
Garland came to Pittsburgh. He at first 
started to work for Lewis, Oliver & 
Phillips, which concern afterwards be- 
came Oliver Brothers & Phillips, and 
still later became the Oliver Iron & Steel 
Company. During his connection with 
these firms Mr. Garland rose rapidly 
until in 1893 he decided to leave the em- 
ployment of the last named company and 
launch into business for himself. In 
this undertaking he was assoicated with 
his brother, John W. Garland, the con- 
cern being known as the Garland Chain 
Company. Mr. Garland is president of 
the Garland Nut & Rivet Company; 
treasurer of the Garland Corporation ; 
director of the Third National Bank and 
of the Pittsburgh Life & Trust Co. 


Enoch Rauh's rise to public promi- 
nence is not the result of many advan- 
tages, but came through a keen business 
sense, intelligence and persistence, to- 
gether with a high business integrity. 
Mr. Rauh did not have any special ad- 
vantages in education; after beginning 
work at the age of 13 going to night 
school for some years. Today he is 
senior member of Rauh Brothers & 
Company, Pittsburgh merchants. Mr. 
Rauh also entered the firm of the 
Homer Laughlin China Company, of 
East Liverpool, 0., and Newell, W. Va. 
Mr. Rauh always has been interested in 
civic, business and philanthropic affairs, 
and he is a director in many philan- 
thropies. He was one of those chosen 
when the council of nine was appointed 
to direct the municipal affairs of Pitts- 
burgh. Mr. Rauh has won an enviable 
record as a champion of the people's 
rights. Mr. Rauh has for five years 
been president of the Pittsburgh As- 
sociation of Credit Men. He is also vice- 
president of the National Association of 
Credit Men. 



Michael L. Benedum, wealthy oil producer and public spirited citizen of Pittsburgh, 
was born July 16, 1869, at Bridgeport, West Virginia. His parents were Emanuel and 
Caroline Benedum. 

He secured his education in the 
common schools of West Virginia. Mr. 
Benedum, at an early age, engaged in 
the milling business, but later accepted 
a position in an engineering corps of the 
South Penn Oil Company. 

Mr. Benedum impressed the officials 
of the company so favorably that he 
was soon transferred to the land depart- 
ment. From that time on his rise was 
rapid, and in a few years he became as- 
sistant superintendent for the company 
in West Virginia. 

Not satisfied with an employe's 
salary in a business in which fortunes 
are so often made in a year — sometimes 
in a day — Mr. Benedum resigned from 
the South Penn Oil Company in 1898 
and started in the oil producing busi- 
ness for himself. His extensive experi- 
ence with the South Penn Oil Company, united with a keen business instinct, brought 
him success early in the venture. 

Desirous of carrying on an oil producing business national in extent, Mr. Benedum 
associated himself in business with J. C. Trees and others, operating under the name of 
the Benedum-Trees Oil Company, the J. C. Trees Oil Company, and various other com- 
panies. Both he and his associates have invaded nearly every oil field in the United 
States, Canada and Mexico. 

They were pioneers in the oil business in Oklahoma, Illinois and Louisiana. They 
have spent hundred of thousands of dollars in "wild-catting," drilling wells far from 
territory known to contain oil. Often they lost, but in the aggregate they have won for- 

Mr. Benedum is president of the Benedum-Trees Oil Company, and an officer and 
director in many other oil and gas companies. He is a member of the Duquesne Club, Pitts- 
burgh Athletic Association, the Pittsburgh Country Club, and other social organizations. 
He is also a member of the Masonic Order and Knights of Pythias. 



One who has attained most favor- 
ble prominence in the affairs of Pitts- 
burgh is William A. Hoeveler, member 
of the city's council and leading busi- 
ness man. Mr. Hoeveler is the eldest 
son of Augustus and Elizabeth 
(O'Leary) Hoeveler and was born in 
Pittsburgh May 14, 1852. He was edu- 
cated in the parochial schools of Pitts- 
burgh, at Newell's Institute and at St. 
Vincent's College. When 17 years old, 
Mr. Hoeveler engaged in the manufac- 
ture of glue and continued in this occu- 
pation until 1887, when he established 
the storage business in which he now is 
engaged. Mr. Hoeveler also is an in- 
ventor and has devised a number of ap- 
pliances of value. He is a Roman Cath- 
olic, a member of the Knights of Colum- 
bus, and in politics is independent. He 
married Katherine Hemphill, February 
17, 1885, and they have three children. 
It has been by his service in city council 
that Mr. Hoeveler has become best 
known to the public. 


Harold M. Irons, city solicitor who 
defended Pittsburgh in suits growing 
out of the "Hump removal," was born in 
New Wilmington, January 10, 1876. 
His parents were W. D. Irons and 
Edith B. (nee Van Orsdell) Irons. 
When a boy Mr. Irons attended the pub- 
lic schools of McDonald, Pa., and he 
graduated from Westminster College. 
He then entered the law office of John 
S. Robb, of Pittsburgh. After reading 
law for several years he passed the legal 
examination, was admitted to the Alle- 
gheny bar in 1904, and opened a law of- 
fice in Pittsburgh. In 1908 he was ap- 
pointed assistant city solicitor. Mr. 
Irons was married in 1905 to Miss Ed- 
na May Holliday, a daughter of George 
L. Holliday, at one time in charge of the 
Pittsburgh postoffice. There are three 
children. Mr. Irons belongs to the order 
of Free and Accepted Masons. There 
are few who have achieved appointment 
as city attorney for Pittsburgh after 
practicing law only four years. 

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Joe Clifton Trees, oil and gas producer, sport lover, philanthropist and clubman, 
is a unique figure in the busy life of the city of Pittsburgh. He is the son of Isaac T. 
Trees and Lucy A. Trees. Previous to 
his entry on his highly successful busi- 
ness career, Mr. Trees received a liberal 
education. In 1892 he was graduated 
from the Indiana Normal School, and 
1895 was graduated from the University 
of Pittsburgh, then the Western Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. 

His love for his alma mater, the 
later educational institution, has been 
remarkably evidenced by many and re- 
peated substantial gifts to the institu- 
tion. A most valuable adjunct to Pitt, 
the Smoky City's own university, is the 
magnificent Trees athletic stadium. 
There on the summit of the big plot of 
ground in the Schenley district of Pitts- 
burgh devoted to the needs of the uni- 
versity, is the imposing Trees gym- 
nasium and the big athletic field, the 
great athletic settlement being the gift 
of the subject of this life sketch. His 
bounty to that institution, however, has 
not been limited to the gifts for the Pitt 
stadium. He is an ardent lover of 
healthy sports, and his annual banquet 
to the big football squad of Pitt after the close of the season is characteristic of his acute 
interest in things athletic. 

In the vast Pittsburgh district which leads the world in oil and gas production, Joe 
Trees is an imposing figure. His interests are extensive and he stands very high in the 
councils of the country's oil and gas producers. In Pittsburgh business circles he wields 
a potent influence, and he has been prominently connected with a number of movements 
aiming at the promotion of the Smoky City's interests. 

His influence in the oil and gas business has been so extensive as to spread over a 
goodly portion of the United States. Seeing the vast possibilities of oil and gas resources 
of the State of Arkansas, Mr. Trees, with a number of fellow Pittsburghers, decided to 
enter that field. He was a pioneer in the producing business in that State, and by the 
display of rare business judgment and acute discernment he was instrumental in making 
that State one of the nation's leading oil and gas producing territories. 

Mr. Trees is extensively represented in the governing bodies of a number of oil and 
gas producing concerns throughout the country. He is president of the Arkansas Nat- 
ural Gas Company; president of the Arkansas Fuel Oil Company; president of the J. C. 
Trees Oil Company; president of the Penn Mex Oil Company; president of the Wabash 
Gas Company ; president of the Regal Oil Company, and vice-president of the Benedum 
Trees Oil Company. Mr. Trees is a member of the Duquesne Club, the Oakmont Coun- 
try Club, the Pittsburgh Country Club and the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. 

Pennsylvania with her vast store of natural resources, the development of which has 
brought her largely to the fore in the world's history, has a coterie of able business men 
whose efforts are largely accountable for the Keystone State's remarkable standing. In 
this coterie, representing the Smoky City, is Joe Clifton Trees. 





Charles Elmer Bown, attorney and banker, was born 
in Pittsburgh February 18, 1875. His parents were 
Charles T. Bown and Louisa (nee Alter) 
Bown. He is a graduate of the Pittsburgh 
grammar schools and of the Pittsburgh 
Central high school. He attended Harvard 
College and the Pittsburgh law school. In 1898 he was 
admitted to the Allegheny county bar and began the prac- 
tice of law immediately. In 1909 he was appointed as- 
sistant city solicitor. He is a director in the South Hills 
Trust Company and the Southern Heights Land Company. 
Mr. Bown is a Mason and belongs to the Americus Club, 
the Stanton Heights Golf Club, the South Hills Repub- 
lican Club, and the American Academy of Social and Po- 
litical Science. He is married and has three children. Mr. 
Bown is a shrewd, successful attorney, an able speaker 
and a keen business man. 




Harry Hamilton Rowand, the son of Archibald 
Rowand, Jr., and Sarah Howard Rowand, was born in 
Verona, Allegheny county, Pa., April 8, 
1871. He was graduated in the class of 
1892 from Washington and Jefferson 
College. Then he studied law with his 
father and was admitted to practice in all the courts 
of Allegheny county in 1894; had a general practice 
until appointed assistant district attorney in 1906. He 
is now first assistant under District Attorney William 
A. Blakeley. At the outbreak of the Spanish- American 
War Mr. Rowand was made a second lieutenant in the 
Eighteenth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer In- 
fantry, and shortly thereafter promoted to a first lieu- 
tenancy. He is a member of the Oakmont Country 
Club and the Oakmont Boat Club, as well as a number 
of patriotic orders. Mr. Rowand was married to Miss 
Florence E. Kier in 1898. They have one child. 




George Nugent Monro, attorney at law, was born 
in Ascot, Buckinghamshire, England, November 18, 
1833, the son of Henry Loftus Monro 
and Sarah A. Monro. He was gradu- 
ated from St. David's College, Carmar- 
then, Wales, and came to this country 
when 19. He taught school at Highland Falls, New 
York, and was graduated from the General Theological 
Seminary, New York City, in 1857; was ordained dea- 
con in the Episcopal Church, serving two years, com- 
ing to Pittsburgh in 1859. Here he studied law with 
the firm of Purveyance & Coffee and was admitted to 
the bar in 1863. Mr. Monro was married in 1863 to 
Miss Sarah A. Morgan. He was a councilman for more 
than 20 years. He is a vestryman in St. Peter's 
Church, and Past Eminent of Tancred Commandery 
No. 48; a member of St. John's Lodge and the Du- 
quesne Club. 



The career of Thomas O'Shell has been a checkered one, but, withal, successful, as 
an account of his life shows, for it must be admitted that to rise from the lowly position 
of a cart driver to the station of a State 



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of a success. So it has been with Thomas 

Mr. O'Shell was born at Walter's 
Mills, White township, Cambria county, 
Pennsylvania, August 8, 1857, the son 
of George H. and Elizabeth Rolls 
O'Shell, springing from a family whose 
ancestors came over on the Mayflower. 
As a boy, he attended the public schools. 
He was a bright lad, and when eight 
years old delivered a public oration, the 
occasion being a Fourth of July celebra- 
tion. At 16 he left the farm for the 
cart-driving job. Later he worked in a 
lumber camp and on a sawmill at Houtz- 
dale, Pa. He also knew the life of a 
miner, having worked in Clearfield, Jef- 
ferson, Center and Allegheny county 
mines. He was advanced to assistant 
claim agent for the Monongahela River 
Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, 
working as a clothing salesman before 
being employed by the Monongahela 
River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company. 

Later he worked as a clothing salesman, and was master workman of the Salesmen's 
Assembly in 1907. He worked in the steel mills of the Carnegie Steel Company and the 
Jones & Laughlin Company, and was president of Excelsior Lodge No. 63, Amalgamated 
Association of Iron, Steel & Tin Workers. He was one of the organizers of the First 
United Labor League of Pittsburgh, and was vice-president, besides being associated 
with a number of other trade and labor unions, holding official positions in all. He is 
now president of the Two-Score Land Purchasing Company, treasurer of the South Side 
Council No. 133, Jr. O. U. A. M. ; financial secretary and treasurer of Camp Hays No. 
4, Sons of Veterans. 

Mr. O'Shell formerly was a director of the Morse sub-district school board. In 
1907 and 1909 he was elected to the State House of Representatives, and in his first term 
was secretary of the Committee on Labor and Industry, handling the Employers' Lia- 
bility bill. He was secretary of the Committee on Mines and Mining in the 1909 session. 

Mr. O'Shell is prominent politically and takes great interest in civic affairs. He is 
a member of the Tariff Club, Americus Club, the South Hills Republican Club, the Birm- 
ingham Turnverein, the Owls, South Side Council, Junior Order United American Me- 
chanics ; of Camp Hays, Sons of Veterans, and of the South Pittsburgh Board of Trade, 
Beechview Board of Trade and the South Hills Board of Trade. His election to the Leg- 
islature in 1907 was from the Ninth legislative district of Allegheny county, while in 
1909 he was honored with the confidence of the voters of the Sixth district of the county. 
Both times Mr. O'Shell was elected on the Republican ticket, and he did excellent work 
during his terms, particularly in his efforts, as a committeeman, to have legislation de- 
sired by his constituents made laws. In politics, Mr. O'Shell nominally is a Republican, 
but he has always reserved the right to independent thought. 



William Moore Ramsey, gas inspector of Allegheny county, was born in Nobles- 
town, Allegheny county, March 15, 1845, the son of John and Isabella Porter Ramsey. 

Mr. Ramsey is one of the foremost men in the gas business, being one of the best 
posted men in his particular line. He was educated in the public schools of Allegheny 
City, now North Side, Pittsburgh, having come to Pittsburgh when very young. After 
leaving school he started to work with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, and stayed 
with this company but a short time. 

refining business and has been connected 
Ramsey has taken a prominent and active 
in Pittsburgh, which is recognized as one of 
commercial greatness, 
for which work he is peculiarly fitted on 

He then became identified with the oil 
with oil and gas enterprises ever since. Mr. 
part in the development of the gas industry 
the factors that has contributed to the city's 

For many years he was a gas inspector, 
account of his wide knowledge and experience. Mr. Ramsey is of Scotch-Irish descent, 
and combines the qualities of that rugged race with his American propensities and firm- 
ness of character. 

He learned the gas and oil business with the firm of Reese & Graff. Living in West- 
ern Pennsylvania, which for years has ranked as the leading gas-producing region, he 
has been in a position to take advantage of every opportunity in this line. His pro- 
gressive nature and energetic application to business has made him the powerful factor 
he is in these circles. 

Mr. Ramsey is one of the oldest Shriners in Pittsburgh. He is a member of several 
Masonic lodges, having been affiliated with the Masonic order for many years. Mr. 
Ramsey belongs to McCandless Lodge No. 390, Free and Accepted Masons of Pitts- 
burgh, and also of Syria Temple, A. A. N. 0. M. S. 


President and General Manager, 
Heyl & Patterson, Inc., 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 


Director Department of Health, City of 



Charles Donnelly, chief of the Allegheny county detectives, is in a position 
unique, seldom met in police circles, for Mr. Donnelly is the scion of a wealthy and 
socially prominent family who has given his intelligence, excellent education, military 
training and long business experience to the public as a detective. 

Chief Donnelly's service as a detective began in 1909, after he had been a member 
of the firms of the McClure Coke Company, the Pittsburgh & Chicago Gas Coal Com- 
pany and the Pittsburgh Milling Company, being the president of the latter concern. 

He is a son of Charles Donnelly, the late coke operator of Pittsburgh. He was grad- 
uated from Princeton University in 1895, and enlisted in the regular United States 
Army, serving through the Spanish-American War and winning a captaincy through his 
valor. Chief Donnelly attributes his later success in business and as a detective to the 
training received in the regular army, which, he believes, makes an ideal schooling for a 
police official. He was Captain of Company E, Eighteenth Pennsylvania Volunteer In- 
fantry, during the war. 

While at Princeton, Chief Donnelly gained fame as a football player. Mr. Donnelly 
always has been aggressive, and in working on some of the biggest criminal cases 
brought to his attention as a member of the Allegheny county detective force, has shown 
unusual ability to cope with any mysterious or difficult case. 

j. J. KIRBY 
James J. Kirby was born in Johns- 
town, Pennsylvania, August 9, 1879, the 
son of Edward Kirby and Annie 
Durnian Kirby. When but two years 
old he was brought to Pittsburgh by his 
parents, who located in the present Sec- 
ond ward of the city, where he has lived 
continuously ever since. Mr. Kirby was 
educated in St. Patrick's parochial 
school, at Seventeenth and Liberty 
streets. When 10 years old he began 
working in the steel mills. He was 
elected constable and left the mill, going 
back again after a short time. He was 
appointed alderman by the Governor of 
Pennsylvania in 1896, and was after- 
wards elected to the same office, which 
he has held continuously since through 
re-election. Mr. Kirby has always been 
interested in clean athletic sports, hav- 
ing won renown as a wrestler and oars- 
man. As a magistrate he has won wide 





Joseph Miner Searle was born in Scranton, Pa., 
July 7, 1859, the son of Voltaire Searle and Amanda 
Carey Searle. Mr. Searle received his 
academic training at Hampton Academy 
before he took up his life work. He has 
gained wide prominence as a mechanical 
and mining engineer in the Pittsburgh district and 
throughout the Southern States. Mr. Searle is chief 
of the Bureau of City Smoke Inspection in Pittsburgh. 
In this capacity he has attracted wide attention. Pitts- 
burgh's reputation for smoke makes his office a diffi- 
cult one to fill. However, during Mr. Searle's incum- 
bency he has given general satisfaction by his discern- 
ing and effective administration. His reputation as 
an efficient chief of the Bureau of Smoke Inspection is 
now international, he being president of the Interna- 
tional Association for the Prevention of Smoke. 


TOliam Coates, chief of the Pittsburgh Fire Depart- 
ment, was born in Ireland, May 12, 1848. His parents 
were John Coates and Rachel (nee Curry) 
Coates. As a baby he was brought to 
Pittsburgh by his parents, and attended 
the public schools of Pittsburgh until he was aged 13. 
Then he worked in Pittsburgh steel mills until the begin- 
ning of the Civil War. He served throughout the war, 
and then went to work again in a steel mill. Later he be- 
came a United States postoffice inspector. From 1876 to 
1886 he was a member of the Pittsburgh Fire Commis- 
sion. In 1886 he became assistant to the chief engineer in 
the city fire department, and in 1913 was appointed chief. 
He belongs to the Masonic fraternity and to the Grand 
Army of the Republic. He is married and has five 

S. A. DIES. 

One of the chief characteristics of S. A. Dies, super- 
intendent of the Bureau of Building Inspection of Pitts- 
burgh, is his untiring energy and atten- 
tion to duty. Mr. Dies was born in 1861 in 
Indiana county, Pennsylvania, where he received his pre- 
liminary education. The father of Mr. Dies was a promi- 
nent contractor, and when the son left school he entered 
into business with his parent, devoting his time to learn- 
ing construction work. Mr. Dies came to Pittsburgh in 
1887, working as foreman and superintendent on con- 
struction jobs in every part of the country. In 1891 he 
went into business with his brother, W. H. Dies. He was 
appointed superintendent of building inspection in 1903 
and retained his office through changing administrations. 
Mr. Dies is popular among his business and professional 
associates, and brilliantly successful in his chosen calling, 
discharging the rather trying duties of his office diplo- 
matically and without fear or favor. 


district, was born at 
He was born March 20, 1884, and 


Van Bittner, a well-known labor leader of the Pittsburgh 
Bridgeport, Pa., the son of Charles and Emma Bittner 
received his education in the Vanderbilt 
high school, from which he graduated. 

After graduating from the public 
school he entered the coal mines, and at 
15 years became a member of the United 
Mine Workers of America, in which 
labor organization he took a most active 
part from his initiation. Desirous of 
learning more about the business, he 
took a course in mining from one of the 
big correspondence schools, and later re- 
ceived their diploma, graduating with 
high marks in every branch of study. 

Shortly after he joined the United 
Mine Workers of America he was 
elected to a minor office in the local of 
which he was a member, and soon took 
the lead in the work of that organiza- 
tion. For a number of years he went to 
the annual conventions and also local 
conventions as a delegate from his 
union, and several years ago he per- 
mitted his name to go before the mem- 
bers of District No. 5 for the office of 

It was at a time when the organiza- 
tion was in a turmoil on account of strikes and labor troubles, and Mr. Bittner was 
elected to the office by a big majority. Francis Feehan was elected president at the same 
time. Then it was that the two began working on their big task to bring peace and quiet 
out of chaos. It was a gigantic task, but by working day and night Mr. Bittner, who 
was in the field continually with the miners, was able to bring it about, and the organ- 
ization was once more purged and put upon a much firmer base than it had ever occupied. 

President Feehan tendered his resignation to the organization, and Mr. Bittner was 
then called upon by the organization to take up the work where it had been left off by 
Mr. Feehan. Mr. Bittner is the youngest district president in the United Mine Workers' 

Besides holding the reins of office of president of District No. 5, United Mine Work- 
ers of America, Mr. Bittner is also chairman of the district executive board and has 
charge of the deliberations of that body for the district miners. 

Several years ago Mr. Bittner joined the the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and while he 
has taken no active part in the organization, his heart is with the work that is being done 
by the members. 

Mr. Bittner was vice-president of the United Mine Workers of the Pittsburgh dis- 
trict for three years before he was called to the head of the union, and has been instru- 
mental in settling a number of strikes. He was in charge of the work in the Westmore- 
land field for a number of months, and has also been prominent in the wage scale contract 
settlements in this and other sections. 

Several years ago Mr. Bittner married a Westmoreland county girl, and a daughter 
has been born to the couple. 



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A. C. Gumbert, assistant director of the Depart- 
ment of Charities of Pittsburgh, is a native of Pitts- 
burgh. He was born October 10, 1867. 
He started life as a newsboy. He 
launched into the grocery business and 
later worked in the office of the county treasurer of 
Allegheny county, and in the prothonotary's office. 
Baseball engaged the attention of Mr. Gumbert, and 
unusual success was his. He was a member of the 
Chicago National League team under the famous 
regime of "Pop"' Anson. He was on the pitching staff, 
and during his continuance in baseball was one of the 
leading pitchers in the major leagues. He quit playing 
professional ball in 1896. In 1906 he was elected 
sheriff of Allegheny county and remained in that office 
during 1907, 1908 and 1909. He was appointed to the 
office he now holds in 1911. 


Howard J. Owens, paymaster for the city of Pitts- 
burgh, was born December 26, 1868, in Pittsburgh. He 
was educated in the Soho and Ann street 
public schools. When a youth he worked 
in the office of an architectural draftsman. 
Later he secured a position as transcribing clerk in the 
Allegheny County Court House. His next position was a 
clerkship in the Pittsburgh City Hall. He was appointed 
city paymaster by Mayor William A. Magee when that 
office was created. Mr. Owens is married and lives at 
1225 Locust street. He belongs to the Americus Club, the 
P. G. Brushton Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fel- 
lows; Aerie No. 76, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and J. K. 
Moorehead Conclave, No. 82. Mr. Owens has always 
been interested in politics. His most recent service was as 
secretary of the First Ward Republican Committee. 


Robert G. Robinson is one of the best known de- 
tectives in the United States, and is at present in- 
vestigator for the city of Pittsburgh. 
He is a native of that city, and started 
his public career in the City Health De- 
partment. After a year he came under the notice of 
Mr. Rodger O'Mara, and in 1887 entered the detective 
service under him, with whom he continued for seven 
years. He served twelve years on the county force 
under District Attorney J. C. Haymaker and also under 
District Attorney Robert E. Stewart. Mr. Robinson 
opened up his own agency in the Berger building, 
where he still maintains offices, but upon Mayor 
Magee's taking office he was appointed "Special In- 
vestigator for the Law Department." Practically his 
entire time is devoted to the city's service. Mr. Robin- 
son was with "Patty" Fitzgerald in the capture of the 
Biddies, when Ed Biddle shot Fitzgerald. 



John Eaton, son of Hiram W. and Anna (Mott) Eaton, was born August 20, 1840, 
at Esopus, Ulster county, N. Y., and died in Atlantic City, N. J., September 16, 1911. 
Mr. Eaton attended the public schools 
at Brooklyn, N. Y., and commenced his 
business career in New York city at the 
age of fourteen years. He afterwards 
attended night school for several years 
and took a course in a commercial col- 
lege. At the age of twenty he entered 
the employ of the firm of Joseph Nason 
& Co., of New York city, who were 
manufacturers of brass and iron steam, 
gas and water goods, and within a year 
was promoted to the management of the 

Mr. Eaton's first visit to the oil re- 
gions of Pennsylvania was in 1861, as a 
representative of Joseph Nason & Co. in 
the sale of goods for use in drilling and 
operating oil wells. In 1867 he estab- 
lished the business of dealing in oil well 
supplies on his own account, and two 
years later he organized the firm of 
Eaton & Cole, which was afterwards 
merged into a corporation under the 
laws of Connecticut, known as the 
Eaton, Cole & Burnham Company, with 
its principal office in New York city. In 

1878 the Oil Well Supply Company, Limited, was formed by the union of several concerns 
in a similar line of business, including the supply department of the Eaton, Cole & Burn- 
ham Company, and in 1891 the present corporation, organized under the laws of Pennsyl- 
vania, succeeded the limited corporation. Mr. Eaton was president and manager of all of 
these various concerns, and his career in manufacturing and selling oil well supplies is 
practically a history of the business. 

In March, 1904, while on a trip around the world, Mr. Eaton was elected president 
of the Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, of which he was an active and influential mem- 
ber for nearly twenty years. 

Mr. Eaton was a member of the Duquesne, Union, Civic and Country Clubs of 
Pittsburgh, the Engineers' Club of New York, and the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons 
of the American Revolution. He was also a thirty-second degree Mason. 

Mr. Eaton was a man of commanding presence, standing over six feet in height, and 
of military bearing. He was eight years in the New York State militia, and served a 
short time in the Civil War. He was a man of pleasing personality and always genial 
and courteous. He was prompt and sagacious in business affairs, broad and liberal in 
his ideas, and had the courage of his convictions. His ability to select the best men for 
subordinate offices and to set them an example of industry in business affairs was a 
marked characteristic. 

Mr. Eaton was married in 1863 to Margaret H. Collins, of Brooklyn, N. Y. They 
had two daughters — Mabel, wife of Rev. Frederick Ward Denys, formerly rector of St. 
Mary's Episcopal Church of Baltimore, Md., now residing in Washington, D. C, and Lulu, 
wife of Louis Brown of Pittsburgh, Pa., formerly treasurer of the Oil Well Supply Com- 
pany, who has succeeded Mr. Eaton as president of the said corporation. 




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Alvin Curtis Spindler was born at Beallsville, 
Pittsburgh, was born in Pittsburgh, March 10, 1870. 
son of William Riley Spindler and Eliza- 
beth Colvin Spindler. Subsequent to his 
elementary education, Mr. Spindler se- 
cured a very liberal higher schooling. 
He entered Washington & Jefferson College and was 
graduated from that institution with the class of 
1886. He attended the University of Michigan, from 
whose law school he was graduated in 1890. As a legal 
practitioner in Pittsburgh he has established for him- 
self an enviable record. He has attained prominence 
in the great financial circles of the Smoky City, and is 
at present a director of the Columbia National Bank. 
He is also a clubman, retaining membership in the 
Duquesne Club of Pittsburgh. He has been promi- 
nently identified with many movements tending toward 
the best advancement of Pittsburgh's interests. 


John A. Martin, alderman of the First ward of 
Pittsburgh, was born in Pittsburgh March 10, 1870. 
He is the son of John Martin and Mar- 
garet Gallagher Martin. Mr. Martin 
was educated in the Hancock public 
school and was graduated from there and from Duff's 
Business College. He studied law in the office of 
Blakeley, McElroy & Smith for a year; was assistant 
agent at the Pennsylvania Railroad Station, and in 
1896 was elected alderman, and has served continuously 
in that position ever since, having been re-elected 
three times. Mr. Martin is a Democrat in politics. 
He takes an active part in civic affairs, and is a mem- 
ber of the Catholic Mutual Benefit Society, the Inde- 
pendent Order of Heptasophs, the Ancient Order of 
Hibernians, the Knights of Equity and the Knights 
of Columbus. 


Harvey A. Lowry, Pittsburgh Alderman, was born 
April 17, 1859, in Pittsburgh. His parents were James 
Lowry, Jr., and Eliza Shore Lowry. He was 
educated in the Franklin public school and 
in Curry Institute. For 10 years Mr. 
Lowry was employed as an engineer on the Panhandle 
railroad. He then became a deputy sheriff of Allegheny 
county. In 1890 he was elected to common council, rep- 
resenting the old Seventh ward, Pittsburgh; was re- 
elected for three succeeding terms, and was then elected 
sheriff of Allegheny county, serving three years. For one 
year Mr. Lowry was with the Pittsburgh and Allegheny 
Telephone Company, as manager of the right of way de- 
partment. Since 1909 he has been Alderman of the new 
Eleventh ward, being appointed first by Gov. Penny- 
packer and elected in 1910. Mr. Lowry has been married 
twice ; his first wife was Miss Clara White, who bore him 
five children ; his present wife was Miss Amelia Mildred 



Harry William Croft, president of the Harbison- Walker Refractories Company, 
was born in Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, December 12, 1865. His parents were Will- 
iam Croft and Abigail Jane Croft. 
After finishing the grammar grade in 
the old Sixth Ward public school, in 
Chartiers street, on the North Side of 
Pittsburgh, Mr. Croft attended the Iron 
City College, Pittsburgh, where he took 
a commercial course of study. When a 
boy of 15 years he secured a position as 
bookkeeper in the office of the Liv- 
ingston Foundry Company, of Alle- 
gheny. After seven years, he was of- 
fered a better position with the Wood- 
land Fire Brick Company, at Woodland, 
Clearfield county, Pa., a concern con- 
trolled by the Harbison-Walker inter- 

Mr. Croft later became manager of 
the Woodland plant, and in 1898 was 
appointed general works manager in 
charge of the seven plants controlled 
by the Harbison-Walker interests at 
that time. The next year he was elected 
vice-president of the Harbison-Walker 
Company, and became general manager 
of all the company's interests. 

Under Mr. Croft's management the 
business grew rapidly and steadily. But Mr. Croft not only knew the brick manufactur- 
ing business from beginning to end, but in addition he was skilled in the art of finance 
and organization. At that time there was pretty vigorous competition in the brick mar- 
ket, participated in by a number of manufacturing concerns. Mr. Croft, S. C. Walker, 
then president of the Harbison & Walker Company, and several others, determined to 
unite the most desirable of them at least into one large brick manufacturing corporation. 

Within three years after he became vice-president of the Harbison- Walker Company 
a consolidation was effected between the Harbison-Walker Company and 11 other brick 
manufacturing concerns, the new organization being known as the Harbison- Walker Re- 
fractories Company. Mr. Croft was elected vice-president and general manager. He 
held this position until the death of S. C. Walker, whom he succeeded as president in 
1907. The general offices are located in Pittsburgh. 

Under Mr. Croft's management the Harbison- Walker interests have opened markets 
for their high grade bricks throughout the entire United States. Not content with this, 
they have invaded the markets of Canada and many countries in the old world, and now 
many thousands of bricks are shipped to all parts of the world. The products of the 
Harbison- Walker Refractories Company include bricks made of magnesite shipped from 
Austria, bricks made from chrome ore shipped from Greece, although, of course, the 
greater part of the output is of high grade fire bricks made from native fire clay and 

Mr. Croft was married in 1892 to Miss Augusta Graham. There are four children. 
Mr. Croft's amusement is golf, and he belongs to many organizations which maintain 
golf links, including the Country Club, Oakmont Country Club, Allegheny Country Club. 
He belongs to the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, the Duquesne Club and the Pittsburgh 



Among the prominent manufactur- 
ers of Pennsylvania is John Charles 
Schmidt, of York, born March 14, 1859, 
at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the son of 
Henry Danneman Schmidt and Mary 
Louisa Carson Schmidt. His family 
moved to York, Pa., where he was edu- 
cated in private schools, and later at the 
Institute Rouscher, Stuttgart, Germany. 
In 1876 Mr. Schmidt entered the emloy- 
ment of the P. A. & S. Small Company 
in York. In 1881 he embarked in the 
chain manufacturing business in York. 
Mr. Schmidt was elected president at 
the organization of the new Standard 
Chain Company in 1900. He is presi- 
dent of the Schmidt & Ault Paper Com- 
pany of York, a director of the York 
Water Company, the York Gas Com- 
pany, the York Railways Company and 
the York National Bank. His clubs are : 
the Duquesne of Pittsburgh, the Pitts- 
burgh Athletic Association, the Lafay- 
ette and the Country Club at York. 
April 17, 1890, he was married to Anna 
Maria Small. 


Albert Graham, president of the 
Graham Nut Company, was born in 
Chartiers township of Allegheny county, 
March 17, 1848, the son of John and 
Mary Bishop Graham. In 1864 Mr. 
Graham became bookkeeper for a lum- 
ber company, working for four years; 
then paymaster of the Eagle Rolling 
Mills of James Wood & Company, for an 
additional four years. From 1874 until 
1881 he worked for a firm of contrac- 
tors, and in 1881 entered the nut manu- 
facturing business. Mr. Graham is 
president of the Graham Nut Company, 
president of the Crafton and Ingram 
Building and Loan Association, presi- 
dent of the Board of Trustees of the 
First Methodist Episcopal Church of 
Crafton, director in the West End Sav- 
ings and Trust Company, director in 
the Crafton Trust Company and vice- 
president of the Crafton Athletic As- 
sociation. He is a member of the Union 
Club, the Crafton Athletic Association 
and of the Thornburg Country Club. 



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To the Carnegie Steel Company is 
due much, if not most of the credit at- 
tached to the development of the world's 
greatest enterprise — the steel industry. 

The Carnegie Company, the work 
of Andrew Carnegie's brains, grew from 
practically nothing until it was one of 
the country's largest producers, weath- 
ering all kinds of misfortunes and disas- 
ters meantime. 

It was in the days of the start of the 
steel industry in its rise to supremacy 
that Carnegie and his partners had to 
struggle along as best they could, tak- 
ing advantage of every opportunity, 
making opportunities, and evading the 
rocks in the channel that often was shal- 
low, narrow and treacherous. 

Even residents of Pittsburgh, that 
city of steel, are, many of them, un- 
familiar with the early struggles of the 
company, and its strange history. That 
as a four-partner concern Carnegie and 
his allies for three years made scarcely 
enough to keep the sheriff inactive 

seems implausible now, when one looks 
over the figures of the Carnegie Com- 
pany, chief unit in the United States 
Steel Corporation. 

Carnegie took his first "flyer" in 
iron on May 2, 1864, when he purchased 
a one-sixth interest in the Iron City 
Forge Company, from Thomas N. Mil- 
ler, for $8,925. The other shareholders, 
besides Miller, were Andrew Kloman 
and Henry Phipps. At the same time 
Carnegie organized the Keystone Bridge 
Company, floated its stock among his 
railroad magnate friends, and in four 
years paid for his stock out of the new 
company's profits. Later the Keystone 
Company, through Carnegie's diplomacy 
and railroad affiliation, became one of 
the most prosperous bridge builders in 
the country. 

However, the forge company suf- 
fered from the reduced prices caused by 
the ending of the Civil War, and in the 
three years when expenses barely were 
made, Carnegie regretted entering upon 
such a "hazardous enterprise." Miller, 
the wealthiest partner, often had to ad- 




vance money to pay the workmen, who 
sometimes were paid in grocery orders 
on a local store. Sometimes they pawned 
the pig iron to get ready money. 

The enterprise did not look like a 
good prospect to Miller, and when he de- 
cided to drop out, in the midst of in- 
ternal wrangling and labor troubles 
Carnegie purchased his stock for $73, 
600. Thirty-four years later he sold it 
to the Steel Corporation for millions. 

Between 1866 and 1872 the United 
States' total railroad mileage doubled 
and the iron men profited. Carnegie's 
chief asset, the friendship of railroad 
men, obtained for him many big con- 
tracts at profitable prices, and it was his 
selling abilities that put the company's 
balance on the right side of the ledger. 

Henry Phipps' contribution to the 
partnership consisted of a master capac- 
ity for detail and the best efforts of an 
engineer of economies. He noticed the 
smallest waste or extravagance; he was 
plodding; he was energetic. The com- 
pany at first was too poor to hire a book- 



keeper, so he kept the books himself. 
He did more to force the cost of produc- 
tion down than probably any other man. 
Also he could hold off an insistent bank- 
er better than any of his partners. 

Andrew Kloman was the mechan- 
ical genius of the concern, and as such 
had no superior in his day, and his in- 
ventive turn of mind also was a big asset 
to the company. Tom Carnegie, the 
youngest of the partners, was popular 
and could convert friendship into cash 

Then Andrew Carnegie saw steel 
made by the Bessemer process, and a 
test of its serviceability. He withdrew 
his objections to the plans of his part- 
ners to branch into steel, and in the late 
sixties formed the firm of Carnegie, Mc- 
Candless & Company, with David Mc- 
Candless, wealthy Pittsburgh merchant, 
the chief partner to Carnegie. Other 
members were William Coleman, a for- 
mer iron-rail manufacturer; Kloman, 
Phipps, William P. Shinn, Colonel 
Thomas A. Scott, David A. Stewart and 
Thomas Carnegie. Then the Edgar 
Thomson works were built and launched 
on its successful career, at Braddock, 
the scene of General Braddock's defeat 
by the French and Indians in 1755. 


The efficiency of the organization once was pointed out by a friend in this fashion : 

"Shinn bossed the show; McCandless lent it dignity and standing; Phipps took in the 
pennies at the gate and kept the payroll down ; Tom Carnegie kept everybody in a good 
humor, and Andy looked after the advertising and drove the bandwagon." It might be 
added that Andrew Carnegie organized the company, furnished more than one-third of 
the capital, buttressed it with wealthy friends and gained the largest and most profitable 

In 1881 the company was organized under the name of Carnegie Brothers & Co., with 
a capital of $5,000,000, distributed among seven partners, the others having died or sold 
out their holdings. Andrew Carnegie led the list of stockholders with $2,737,977.95. From 
that time on the company never failed to clear at least $1,000,000 a year. In 1887, when 
the profit amounted to 69 per cent., the total gain was $3,441,887.29. Most of this went to 
Andrew Carnegie, who had increased his holdings with the dwindling of the number of 
partners from seven to four. 

In 1882 the Carnegie Company bought control of the Frick Company, and in 1889 H. 
C. Frick was made Carnegie's commander-in-chief. The Homestead plant was taken over 
and improved; the Duquesne works built by competitors and taken over. The name of 
the concern was changed to the Carnegie Steel Company, Ltd., and was a $25,000,000 
company in 1892. The Union railroad was built to connect the company plants. It paid 
for itself in a few months. Then ore mines in the Lake Superior region were acquired. 
The company then reorganized and rebuilt the Bessemer & Lake Erie railroad, built a 
fleet of ore ships, and the organization was complete. Both transactions were done by 
bond issue, without cash. 

In 1899 there was the split between Carnegie and Frick, which finally was readjusted 
with the reorganization of the company with a capitalization of $320,000,000, Frick re- 
tiring from the directorate, but continuing as a shareholder, with big holdings. 

The climax in the company's history was in 1901, when it was absorbed by the United 
States Steel Corporation, at a price estimated at almost half a billion dollars. Owing to 
its size, however, the Carnegie Company retained its identity, and has a separate board of 
directors. The present officers of the Carnegie Steel Company are : Alva C. Dinkey, Presi- 
dent; James H. Reed, Chairman Board of Directors; Wm. Whigham, John McLeod, W. 
R. Balsinger and L. H. Burnett, Assistants to the President ; H. P. Bope, First Vice-Presi- 
dent and General Manager of Sales; W. W. Blackburn, Second Vice-President and 
Secretary; James J. Campbell, Auditor and Assistant Secretary; W. C. McCausland, 
Treasurer; Wm. R. Conrad, Assistant Treasurer; MacGilvray Shiras, Ore Agent; L. 
C. Bihler, Traffic Manager. 

Webster R. Balsinger was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., 
February 8, 1866. He is a son of D. S. and Lavenia (Ri- 
ley) Balsinger. Mr. Balsinger was edu- 
cated in the public schools of this city, 
and at the age of 13 went to work 
with the Carnegie Steel Company, first as an office boy at 
the Edgar Thomson plant at Braddock and afterwards in 
a clerical capacity. Mr. Balsinger served in that mill and 
at the Homestead Works in several clerical capacities un- 
til he was promoted to the city office as Engineer of Ord- 
nance in 1897. He was made Assistant to the President of 
the company in 1905. Under his direction are the Armor 
Plate and Special Steel departments. Mr. Balsinger is 
a member of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, the Du- 
quesne Club, the Country Club, the Oakmont Country 
Club, the Americus Club ; the Chevy Chase and Metropol- 
itan Clubs of Washington, D. C. ; the Pilgrims Society and 
the Naval Athletic Association. He is also a member of 
the American Iron and Steel Institute. 




The history of steel, the industrial king, holds many romances. It is a romance 
itself, and there are stories almost unbelievable linked in the development of the great- 
est of industries. 

Perhaps no more romantic a life story can be found in the annals of steel than that 
of Alva Clumer Dinkey, president of the Carnegie Steel Company. 

Were a story to be written, incog., of his life, under the title, "From Water Boy to 
Steel Magnate in Twenty-Four Years," the readers would be unanimous in their verdict 
that it was fiction. 

Yet A. C. Dinkey has done that very thing; he was elected president of the Carnegie 
Steel Company 24 years after entering the Carnegie service as a water boy. It is almost 
unbelievable, yet it is true. And that brief summary of what he has done reveals the 
real man, telling the story of ability, persistent application, brains, energy and ambition. 

Alva Clumer Dinkey was born in Weatherly, Pa., on February 20, 1866, a son of 
Reuben and Mary Elizabeth Hamm Dinkey. His early education was gained in the 
Weatherly and Braddock public schools. 

The boy's romance began on May 21, 1879, when he got a "job" at the Edgar Thom- 
son Steel Works as a water boy. His first real rise was in 1885, when he was employed 
as a telegraph operator at the plant. A short time later he became a machinist at the 
Pittsburgh Locomotive Works, in old Allegheny, working there until 1888. 

In 1889 Mr. Dinkey, then an expert machinist, worked for the McTighe Electric 
Company, in Pittsburgh. In the same year he became secretary to the superintendent of 
the Homestead Steel Works of the Carnegie Steel Company. He continued in this capac- 
ity until 1898, when he was advanced to the superintendency of the electric light and 
power plant, serving until 1899. In that year he was made assistant to the general 
superintendent. He became general superintendent in 1901, serving until 1903. 

He attained his ambition and present position on August 1, 1903, when he was 
elected president of the company by the directorate, and has served in that capacity since. 

During his work he became a member of the American Society of Electrical Engi- 
neers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Institute of Mining 
Engineers, and the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania. Also, he is a member 
of the Engineers' Club of New York City, as well as of The Pilgrims Society; and the 
Duquesne, Country and Union Clubs of Pittsburgh. In addition, he is a trustee of the 
Carnegie Institute and of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission. 



John McLeod was born May 30, 1855, at Wilmington, 
Del., the son of Alexander and Sarah A. McLeod, and was 
educated in the public schools of Wilming- 
ton, at a preparatory school there and at 
the Polytechnic College of Pennsylvania, 
graduating as a mechanical engineer in the class of '75. 
He entered the employ of the Edgemore Iron Works, now 
part of the American Bridge Company, and then joined 
the forces of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad 
in the engineering department. Subsequently, Mr. Mc- 
Leod was identified with other roads, and in 1892 became 
assistant to the engineer of tests of the Carnegie Steel 
Company. He rose to the position above him and then 
was made assistant to the president of the company, be- 
coming a partner in the business. He is one of the mem- 
bers of the famous Carnegie Veterans' Association. Mr. 
McLeod is married and has three sons. 



"Go West, young man, go West," 
was Horace Greeley's counsel to young 
men. The advice, however, did not ap- 
peal to L. H. Burnett, assistant to the 
president of the Carnegie Steel Com- 
pany, who came East and made a suc- 
cess of himself. As the son of William 
R. and Mary C. Burnett, he was born in 
Springfield, Ohio, September 14, 1874, 
where, after leaving the public schools, 
he entered Kenyon Military Academy in 
1889, and graduated from Kenyon Col- 
lege seven years later. After two years 
at the Columbia Law School, he came to 
Pittsburgh. He was admitted to prac- 
tice at the Allegheny county bar in Sep- 
tember, 1899, and for several years de- 
voted his time to private practice. In 
1901 he entered the law department of 
the Carnegie Steel Company. During 
his twelve years with the Carnegie 
Company he rose rapidly to the impor- 
tant position of assistant to the presi- 
dent. He is a member of the Pittsburgh 
Athletic Association, the Duquesne Club 
and Pittsburgh Country Club. 


David Stewart Kennedy, superin- 
tendent of the structural mills of the 
Homestead works of the Carnegie Steel 
Company, was born in Youngstown, 
Ohio, February 15, 1862. He is the son 
of J. R. Kennedy and Mrs. Elizabeth 
Kennedy (nee Bird). Mr. Kennedy was 
educated in the public schools of 
Youngstown, and took a special course 
at the Poland Seminary at Poland, Ohio. 
He entered the furnace business at 
Hazelton, Ohio, and after he had 
familiarized himself with the trade he 
went to Struthers, Ohio. Then he be- 
came connected with the Isabella Fur- 
nace at Etna, and later with the Home- 
stead Steel Works. He was elected a 
member of Council in Homestead. Later 
he served as Burgess of Munhall. Now 
he is one of Allegheny county's repre- 
sentatives in the State Legislature. Mr. 
Kennedy is also a director in the Mo- 
nongahela Trust Company of Home- 
stead ; a director in the Homestead Lum- 
ber Company, and the secretary and 
treasurer of the Homestead Realty Com- 



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In William Wallace Blackburn, second vice-president and secretary of the Carnegie 
Steel Company, there are embodied the two arguments, that by perseverance man can 
rise to heights of prominence, and that Pittsburgh is still one of the lands of uncommon 
opportunity. He came to Pittsburgh while still a young man and began work as a clerk 
for one of the Carnegie organizations. 

Mr. Blackburn was born in Hollidaysburg, Pa., February 1, 1859. His father was 
Joseph H. Blackburn and his mother's maiden name was Miss Sarah J. McConell. When 
he was six years old the future Carnegie Steel Company official entered the public school 
of his native town, and there he received the foundation of such an education as he 
later gave himself by burning much midnight oil. 

To work in an office seemed to be his particular desire from the time he left school, 
so after acquiring a knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting, he entered the offices of 
the Hollidaysburg Iron & Nail Company, where he remained two years. Later he de- 
cided to seek larger fields. He knew there was a growing demand for competent office 
help in the rapidly growing Pittsburgh, and so he went there. He obtained employment 
in the offices of Wilson, Walker & Co., operators of the Lower Union Mills. These mills, 
together with all of their equipment and some of their employes, were in the course of 
time taken over by the Carnegie Steel Company. Mr. Blackburn was one of those to be 
singled out to remain. He gradually rose in rank until he became the company's secretary 
and second vice-president. 

Even though he has spent the greater part of his 54 years rising in his chosen work, 
Mr. Blackburn has found time to attend to many social duties and works of charity. He 
is a member of the Duquesne club, Union Club, University club, Country club and the 
Pittsburgh Athletic Association. He is also a trustee of the Children's Hospital. Mr. 
Blackburn lives at 205 Lexington avenue, Pittsburgh. 

H. P. BOPE. 

A prominent figure in the business 
life of the city of Pittsburgh is Colonel 
Henry P. Bope. His birth place was 
Lancaster, Fairfield county, Ohio. He 
is the son of Philip and Eliza A. Bope. 
His education was procured in the pub- 
lic schools, which training he amply 
supplemented by private study. In 1880 
he became associated with Carnegie 
Brothers & Company and has remained 
with the Carnegie interests ever since. 
He is first vice-president and general 
manager of sales of the Carnegie Steel 
Company, and is a director in the same 
concern, in the United States Steel 
Products Company, and in the Colorado 
Yule Marble Company. He is Colonel 
of the Third Pennsylvania Regiment, 
United Boys Brigade, and Major and 
Ordnance officer of the National Guard 
of Pennsylvania. He is a member of 
the Duquesne, the University, the Coun- 
try and the Americus Republican Clubs 
of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Athletic 
Association and the Republican and 
Railroad Clubs of New York City. 



Louis C. Bihler, born August 6, 1867, the son of 
Alois and Augusta A. Bihler, was educated in the Pitts- 
burgh public schools. He held his first po- 
sition with the Duquesne Engine works 
and from then until he succeeded George 
E. McCague as Traffic Manager of the Carnegie Steel 
Company and was also put in charge of the Eastern traf- 
fic department of the Universal Portland Cement Com- 
pany, both of which positions he now holds, he occupied 
the following positions : chief clerk of the Erie railroad, 
contracting agent of the St. Louis Southwestern railroad 
and then general freight agent of the Carnegie Steel Com- 
pany, where he was advanced to the position of Assistant 
Traffic Manager. He was advanced to his present posi- 
tion in the Carnegie Company January 1, 1904, and his 
position with the cement concern was added January 1, 
1907. Mr. Bihler is a member of the Duquesne Club, 
Pittsburgh Country Club, Pittsburgh Athletic Associa- 
tion, the Railway Club of Pittsburgh and the Traffic 
Clubs of Pittsburgh, of Chicago, of New York and of 
Philadelphia. Every position Mr. Bihler has ever held 
from his boyhood days has always been a step forward. 


Charles J. Graham is among the young business men 
of Pittsburgh who are ranked at the top. He is secretary 
of the Graham Nut Company of that city. 
He was born in Pittsburgh March 13, 
1878, the son of Albert Graham and Anna 
Belle Graham. His education was received at the public 
schools and the Pittsburgh Academy. Mr. Graham's first 
employment with the Graham Nut Company was in 1896 
and it was in 1903 that he was made secretary. He is a 
director of the Graham Nut Company and also of the 
Davis Brake Beam Company of Johnstown, Pa. Mr. 
Graham has prominent social affiliations and is a mem- 
ber of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, the Duquesne, 
Country, and Oakmont Country Clubs of Pittsburgh, of 
the Chicago Athletic Association and the Masonic Order. 
He is married and resides in the East End, Pittsburgh. 




James John Campbell, auditor and assistant secre- 
tary of the Carnegie Steel Company, was born in Wash- 
ington, D. C, December 6, 1865, the son of 
Joseph and Elizabeth J. (Gamble) Camp- 
bell. He was educated in the public school 
of his native city. After working as clerk 
in a grocery store, the auditor's office of the Pennsylvania 
Company, and for a planing mill and lumber company, he 
entered the service of the Carnegie Steel Company (then 
Carnegie Bros. & Co., Limited), on February 1, 1886, as 
clerk and stenographer to the purchasing agent; in 1888 
he was transferred to the accounting department; was 
made assistant auditor in 1895, and was made a junior 
partner, auditor and assistant secretary in 1900. After 
the United States Steel Corporation acquired the Car- 
negie Steel Company he continued to hold the positions 
of auditor and assistant secretary of the last named com- 
pany, and similar positions in several allied subsidiaries. 



That it does not require colleges and universities to make a man succeed and grow 
extremely prosperous in life is exemplified in no man in Pittsburgh and vicinity more than 
in James White Anawalt, President of 
the Union Supply Company and the. 
United Supply Company. Mr. Anawalt 
started life with only such an equipment 
as a common school education could give 
him, and at the time he attended school, 
public education was still crude and in- 
adequate at its best. It was not exactly 
the log school house of New England 
poetic fame that Mr. Anawalt attended 
in his boyhood, but in its curriculum it 
was not much better. With what he 
learned there, however, Mr. Anawalt 
began life. He began work with one 
concern and has stuck to that concern 
ever since, elevating himself to its high- 
est offices. 

This president of two big business 
organizations in Pittsburgh was born in 
Lavansville, Somerset county, Pennsyl- 
vania, August 31, 1863. His parents, 
John ad Mrs. Rachel Anawalt, were old- 
time residents of the community and 
were held in high respect. Learning 
what he could at neighborhood schools, 
and further equipping himself by special study at night, at the age of sixteen he decided 
to enter life seriously. First, served an apprenticeship at his father's store. At the end 
of that time, he began the foundation of what subsequently turned out to be his life work. 

At 23 years of age Mr. Anawalt entered the general offices of the Union Supply Com- 
pany, at Scottdale, and for a year or more worked as a bookkeeper. Keeping books in 
those days was a profession for which a great deal of preparation was required. Expert 
accountants were not turned out in wholesale lots over night, and Mr. Anawalt was one 
of the best in the employ of the Union Company. Opportunity was at flood tide in those 
days, too, and five years after entering the employ of his concern he awoke one morning 
to find that his employers had appointed him to the position of superintendent in charge 
of the operating department. After serving six years more in this capacity, during 
which time he inaugurated many improvements in the policy of the company, he was 
rewarded for his perseverance and hard work by being made general superintendent. 
In 1903 he was elected to the vice-presidency of the company, and that happened about 
the time that several men prominent in business organized and set afloat the prosperous 
United Supply Company, a concern similar to the Union Supply Company, operating in 
West Virginia. Mr. Anawalt, now thoroughly familiar with the business, was prevailed 
upon to give his attention to the new concern, so he accepted the vicepresidency of that 
company also, and changed his headquarters to Pittsburgh, where the executive depart- 
ments of both organizations are located. In 1906 he became president of both concerns. 

Mr. Anawalt is a thirty-second degree Mason and a member of the Knights Templar. 
He is also an Elk and holds membership in numerous clubs and societies. He is a com- 
municant of the Wilkinsburg Baptist Church, and is also the president of the board of 
trustees of that congregation. 



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The name of W. H. Cassidy has 
long been linked with successful busi- 
ness affairs in Pittsburgh. A native of 
that place, he is also a product of its 
public schools; he also received an aca- 
demic education in that city. 

Mr. Cassidy early became inter- 
ested in banking, and he continued in 
this business with increasing success 
for sixteen years. Like many others of 
Pittsburgh's noted sons, he heard the 
call of steel; he then gave up banking 
and became an iron and steel manufac- 
turer. His business interests in this 
line were indentified with the South 
Side, Pittsburgh. 

Success continued with him as a 
manufacturer. Mr. Cassidy was en- 
abled to retire from active business in 
1901. He retains a deep interest, how- 
ever, in affairs. 

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When the full history of the steel and iron industry in America is written it will be 
found that not a few Englishmen, familiar with the business from youth, played an im- 
portant part in its development. From 
the big steel centers of Great Britain 
emigrated many well informed indi- 
viduals to whose knowledge can be at- 
tributed the foundation of what later 
became the great steel manufacturing 
center of the United States, namely 

Not the least notable among these 
is I. Walter Jenks, one of the managers 
of the Carnegie Steel Company. Mr. 
Jenks is now in the fifty-sixth year of 
his age, but he is well and hearty, and 
what is more important still, he occu- 
pies no small place among steel and 
iron experts in this vicinity. 

As the son of Joseph and Mary 
Ann Jenks, he first saw the light of day 
in the town of Wolverhampton, in Eng- 
land, May 9, 1858. Wolverhampton is 
one of the many smaller manufacturing 
cities in England, and the greater por- 
tion of its population earns its liveli- 
hood in the various industries there. 
Among these manufacturies was a 
small plant owned and operated by Mr. 
Jenks' uncle, and there he went after leaving the public schools, to acquire what knowl- 
edge of the iron business he could. He was only thirteen years old when he left school 
and began to learn his trade, but he was strong for his age and, like other boys of his 
community, took readily to work in the steel mills. 

In that small shop in Wolverhampton Mr. Jenks worked till he had passed his twen- 
ty-first year, and then he decided to come to the United States. Pittsburgh was then 
becoming famous as an iron and steel city, and the one intention and desire of Mr. Jenks 
was to go there and take advantage of some of the opportunities that others were rapidly 
becoming enriched by. 

In 1880 Mr. Jenks came to America with a small amount of baggage and absolutely 
no friends nor companions. He knew where Pittsburgh was located, and he knew he 
wanted to get there, so he came to this region immediately after leaving the ship. 

Once in Pittsburgh he sought a position and soon found one with the firm of William 
Cox, Sons & Co., at Lawrenceville. After a brief period there, he was offered and ac- 
cepted a similar position with the La Belle Steel Works in Allegheny, then a separate 
municipality. There his worth as a manager became recognized, and although he was not 
given such a post by his employers, other operators, constantly scouting for men able to 
take charge of their several departments, sought him out. Next Mr. Jenks became man- 
ager of the American Steel Hoop Company, and in 1901 he took charge of the bar de- 
partment of the Carnegie Steel Company, and that is the position he holds now. 

Mr. Jenks is recognized among steel men as one having valuable knowledge of the 
industry. He holds a membership in the American Iron & Steel Institute and the Engi- 
neers' Society of Western Pennsylvania. 


Edgar Webster Summers, the president of the 

Summers Steel Car Company, was born in Bellbrook, 

Greene county, Ohio, October 25, 1858. 

edgar Since coming- to Pittsburgh to engage in 


summers. the manufacture of steel cars, he has 
been signally successful. He lives at 
5848 Solway street, and has his offices in the Oliver 

Mr. Summers is well connected socially, and holds 
membership in a large number of organizations, many 
of them being trade societies. He is a member of the 
Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania, the Rail- 
way Club of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Athletic As- 
sociation, the Wilkinsburg Automobile Club and the 
American Automobile Association. 


Charles S. Belsterling, attorney, publicist and 
business man, was born May 31, 1874, in Philadelphia. 
His parents were William F. Belsterling 
and Ida (nee Sutterle) Belsterling. He 
is a graduate of the Philadelphia High 
School and was admitted to the bar. He became traffic 
manager for the American Bridge Company and he has 
held this position for many years. Mr. Belsterling is 
also a director of the Pencoyd & Philadelphia Railroad 
and the Wissahickon Bridge Company. He is a writer 
of authority on laws governing interstate commerce. 
He has written many articles printed in legal 
journals and traffic publications. Mr. Belsterling is 
a member of the Duquesne and Traffic Clubs of Pitts- 
burgh, the Traffic Club of New York City, the Ralston 
Club, and the Masonic order ; president of the board of 
trustees of Asbury Methodist Episcopal church, Pitts- 
burgh, and a member of the faculty of LaSalle Univers- 
ity, in Illinois. 




John Winslow Hubbard was born December 18, 
1865, being the son of Charles White and Cleo Jane 
Hubbard, in Pittsburgh. The public 
schools first demanded his attention, 
after which he attended the Western 
University of Pennsylvania. In 1885 
Mr. Hubbard was graduated from the Pennsylvania 
Military College. He at first entered business with 
Hubbard, Bakewell & Company, manufacturers of 
axes, shovels, saws and hoes. The firm was later 
changed to Hubbard & Company, with which concern 
Mr. Hubbard has been associated ever since. He is 
now its president. He is president of the National Bolt 
& Nut Company, the Pittsburgh Ice Company, the 
Hubbard Steel Company and the Mississippi Naviga- 
tion Company. His club affiliations embrace the Du- 
quesne Club, the Pittsburgh Athletic Association and 
the Pittsburgh Country Club, the Old Club of Detroit 
and the Chicago Yacht Club. He resides in Pittsburgh. 



Homer D. Williams was born in Johnstown, Pa., August 19, 1863. His parents 
were James and Jane (nee Hamilton) Williams. He attended the public schools until 
1880, in which year he was employed as 
carbon boy in the laboratory of the 
Cambria Iron Company. 

He remained there five years, be- 
coming assistant chemist, and left there 
to take a special course in chemistry 
and metallurgy at Lehigh University, 
Bethlehem, Pa. 

After completing this course he 
was employed for two years as chemist 
at the Colby mine, Bessemer, Mich. 

For five years he was with the Col- 
orado Fuel and Iron Co., Pueblo, Colo., 
first as chief chemist and later as night 
superintendent of the steel works, two 
years as superintendent of the rail fin- 
ishing department of the Maryland 
Steel Company, Sparrow's Point, Md., 
leaving there to take charge of the Bes- 
semer department of the Homestead 
Steel Works. 

Shortly after he was promoted to 
assistant general superintendent of that plant, and in 1903 was made general superintend- 
ent of the Duquesne Steel Works and Blast Furnaces of the Carnegie Steel Company, 
which position he now holds. 

Mr. Williams is a member of the Duquesne club, the University club, the Pittsburgh 
Athletic association, the Country club, the Press club and the German club, in Pittsburgh. 

George E. McCague, of Pittsburgh, was born No- 
vember 16, 1857, in Lawrence county, Pa. His parents 
were Robert McCague and Jane (nee 
GEORGE E. Harkle) McCague. In 1884 he was ap- 
pointed general agent of the New York 
Central Railroad Company for the Pittsburgh district. 
He became traffic manager for the Carnegie Steel Com- 
pany in 1891 and held the position until 1904. During 
this time he was general manager of the Union Rail- 
road, and a director of the Bessemer & Lake Erie Rail- 
road Company. Mr. McCague retired January 1, 
1904. Subsequently he was elected a director of the 
Philadelphia Company and of many banks. He 
founded the Sewickley Valley Hospital in 1911 and 
was its first president. He belongs to the Duquesne, 
Oakmont, Allegheny Country, Edgeworth and other 
clubs. He was married in 1887 to Miss Georgie Marie 
Smith. There are three children. 



Charles Richard Bryson, president and general man- 
ager of the Electro Steel Company, was born in Pitts- 
burgh, Pa. He is the son of Isabel Cuddy 
Bryson and Charles Houston Bryson. 

Mr. Bryson was educated in the com- 
mon schools of Pittsburgh. After leaving 
school he began work as an apprentice boy in the steel 
mills of Pittsburgh. This was in 1880. He worked in 
the mills many years and successfully filled all positions 
of trust or importance through which he was advanced. 
He became General Superintendent of Works 1903, Man- 
ager of Sales 1906, was admitted to the firm 1910, and at- 
tained his present position in 1911. Mr. Bryson is a mem- 
ber of the Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, the Press 
Club, Pittsburgh Athletic Association, the Stanton 
Heights Golf Club, the Independent Order of Odd Fel- 
lows, the Automobile Club and the Second Presbyterian 

S. ORR. 

The son of Culbertson and Susan Sherrard Orr, Rob- 
ert S. Orr was born in Clarion county, October 14, 1867. 
He received his education in the public 
schools of his native county and then at- 
tended Washington & Jefferson college, at 
Washington, Pa., from which institution he was gradua- 
ted with the class of 1891. After leaving college he be- 
came principal of the ninth ward school, North Side, 
Pittsburgh, for a time. Mr. Orr then entered the service 
of the Allegheny County Light Company, in February, 
1904, as general contracting agent. He became general 
superintendent and later general manager of the com- 
pany, now the Duquesne Light Company. Mr. Orr was 
President of the Pennsylvania Electric Association for 
1912, and is a member of the executive committee of the 
National Electric Light Association. He is a member of 
the University Club of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Athletic As- 
sociation, and a director of the Ohio Valley Bank. He mar- 
ried Miss Beryl Riggs, of Pittsburgh, October 23, 1912. 

Cecil Glenwood Rice was born at Harrisville, W. Va., 

November 15, 1878, the son of A. O. and Harriet Rice. 

He attended the schools of Fairmont, W. 

Cecil glen- Va ^ and the F a i rmont g tate Normal 

WOOD RICE. School afterwards entering the Univer- 
sity of West Virginia, at Morgantown. He later studied 
law at the offices of his uncle, the late Senator R. E. Fast, 
and his brother-in-law, W. W. Scott. During this period 
Mr. Rice was engaged in special newspaper work. In 
1898 he went to Parkersburg, W. Va., as city editor of 
the Parkersburg Daily News. In 1900, he came to Pitts- 
burgh, where he engaged in newspaper work for several 
years, later being employed in special work for the City 
of Pittsburgh with the title and authority of a city detec- 
tive. Mr. Rice for a time was Credit Manager of the Co- 
lonial Trust Company, also being a member of the Pitts- 
burgh Stock Exchange. In July 1909, he was appointed 
Superintendent Claim Department of the Pittsburgh 
Railways Company, the Allegheny Light Co. and the 
Beaver Valley Traction Co. 



Whoever knows anything about the steel and iron industry knows that chemists 
alone are responsible for the production of various grades of metal. Through work in 
the laboratories mechanical engineers 
have been aided as nothing else could 
aid them, and the engineers in turn have 
saved their employers millions that they 
would have invariably lost without them 
and their work. 

This much in the way of introduc- 
tion. Now for the biography, or to be 
more exact, such small part of it as this 
space will allow, of a chemist who came 
to Pittsburgh to work in the labora- 
tories of the most important industries 
in and around Pittsburgh and who made 
a success of himself and his work. 

That individual is Ambrose Nevin 
Diehl, superintendent of the blast fur- 
naces of the Duquesne Works of the 
Carnegie Steel Company, and a director 
in the Duquesne Trust Company, at Du- 
quesne. Mr. Diehl comes from old York 
county stock, for his parents, Andrew K. Diehl and Sarah L. Diehl, and their ancestors, 
lived in that section for many years. The present Pittsburgher was born in the historic 
old city of York, October 20, 1876, and after a course in the public schools he entered York 
Collegiate Institute and graduated there in 1894. Immediately thereafter he entered the 
class of '98 of the Pennsylvania State College, and after a four-year course of study left 
that institution a full-fledged chemist. 

For the sake of obtaining something in the way of practical knowledge of the 
science of chemistry, and partly because the State needed somebody to fill a vacancy, Mr. 
Diehl applied for and obtained the position of assistant chemist in the State Experi- 
mental Station. He began work there as soon as he got his sheepskin at the State Col- 
lege, where the experimental station is located, but he remained there only one year. 

In 1899 the Duquesne Steel Works and Blast Furnaces claimed him and he has been 
there ever since. For the first year there he worked in the laboratory. During that year 
he showed such marked familiarity with the steel industry that he was made assistant 
superintendent in the blast furnace. In twelve months time he outgrew that position, 
too, and then he was given charge of the entire department. Mr. Diehl is a member of 
the University Club of Pittsburgh, the American Institute of Mining Engineers, the En- 
gineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania and the American Iron and Steel Institute. 





Alexander Scott McQueen, coal man and railroad 
expert, was born in Ontario, Canada, April 18, 1879. 
After graduating from a college in On- 
tario he engaged in the coal business in 
Elmira, N. Y., in 1900. The next year he 
went to New York city to accept a position 
with the Fairmont Coal Mining Company which was aft- 
erwards merged with the Consolidation Coal Company. 
In a short time he resigned to become sales manager for 
the Island Creek Coal Sales Company at New York. In 
1910 he left this concern to accept a better position with 
B. Nicoll & Company, of New York. In 1912 he came to 
Pittsburgh as sales manager in the Pittsburgh district 
for B. Nicoll & Company, which is the selling agent for 
the Pittsburgh Terminal Railroad and Coal Company. 
Mr. McQueen belongs to the Union Club, the Pittsburgh 
Athletic Association, the Pittsburgh Country Club, the 
Canadian Society of New York and the Traffic Clubs of 
Pittsburgh and Buffalo. 




Harry Howard Patterson, dealer in coal lands and 
expert corporation attorney, was born in Beaver Falls, 
December 13, 1874. His parents were 
Samuel R. Patterson and Jane (nee Stew- 
art) Patterson. He had his preliminary 
training in the public schools, graduated 
from Geneva College in 1892, and the University of Mich- 
igan, law department, in 1894. In 1896 he was admitted 
to the Allegheny county bar and for 10 years followed his 
profession, making a specialty of corporation law. He 
then took up the business of handling coal lands, which 
now occupies his entire time. The title to millions of dol- 
lars of coal property has passed through Mr. Patterson's 
hands since he has taken up this work. Mr. Patterson 
belongs to the Delta Chi Fraternity, the Duquesne Club 
of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Athletic Association and 
the Beaver Valley Country Club. He married Helen Vir- 
ginia Corbus, of Beaver Falls, and they have two children. 

Benjamin S. Hammill was born in Preston, Ontario, 
Canada, on October 4, 1865. His parents are Thomas 
and Jane Hammill. He was educated in 
the public schools and went to work when 


he was 14. In 1899 Mr. Hammill went in- 
to the coal business, as salesman with the Henderson Coal 
Company of Pittsburgh ; he then took a position in charge 
of the Marine Coal Company, and in 1905 Mr. Hammill 
was made General Manager of Sales of the Monongahela 
Consolidated Coal and Coke Company. His next position 
was with the Pittsburgh Terminal Railroad and Coal 
Company as sales manager, in 1909. In 1912 he went 
into the business for himself, becoming president of the 
B. S. Hammill Coal Company, Inc. He was also elected 
president of the Meadow Lands Coal Company. Mr. 
Hammill actively manages both of these companies. 


While it is true that no industry has been so conducive to making millionaires as 
the steel industry, none of those who succeeded in raising themselves from the ranks be- 
came prominent in the industry without 
hard work. Much midnight oil was 
burned by those who rose in later life. 
Naturally, when such men changed 
their positions they always improved 
their condition with each change. In 
the steel trades the men in the mills 
and the men in the offices have equal 
chances, for opportunities abound on 
every hand and he who is ready when 
those opportunities present themselves 
is the man to be pushed ahead. 

Such a man is Edward J. Hamilton, 
now, after 32 years in the steel business, 
the assistant general superintendent of 
the Duquesne Steel Works of the Car- 
negie Steel Company. He was no more 
than 14 years old when he began to 
work in the steel mills, and by applying 
himself diligently to his tasks, year in 
and year out, he loomed ahead of many 
another man less diligent than himself. 

Mr. Hamilton was born in Johns- 
town, Pa., the city that much later ex- 
perienced the misfortune that attached 
to it the appellation of the "Flood City." 

There, in the public schools, including the high school, Mr. Hamilton received the founda- 
tion of his education, but he had not yet been out of school when he worked at frequent 
intervals in the well-known Cambria Steel Works of Johnstown. It was in November, 
1881, when he was 14 years old, that he began to earn his way in the mills of the Cam- 
bria Company. He remained there for six years, and in 1887 he accepted a more lucra- 
tive position with the Lorraine Steel Company at Johnstown, and he was there when the 
devastating floods that made reading matter for years swept that thriving town. Mills 
and dwelling houses alike were destroyed, or at least rendered temporarily useless, and 
those who survived the floods found homes elsewhere. 

Four months after the flood had passed into history Mr. Hamilton began life all 
over again with the Carnegie Steel Company, and was put to work at the Edgar Thom- 
son Steel Works. He remained there till July 15, 1892, when he was transferred to the 
Homestead plant of the same concern. After spending five years there he was singled 
out from among a number of possibilities and sent to the Duquesne works as assistant 
general superintendent. He has been there and working in that capacity ever since. 

While working his way upward in the steel business Mr. Hamilton associated him- 
self with the Duquesne Trust Company, of which he is the first vice-president now. He 
also occupies the vice-presidency of the Carnegie Library at Duquesne. Mr. Hamilton 
has given comparatively little attention to fraternal and social matters, but he holds a 
membership in the Pittsburgh Athletic Club, the Country Club and the German Club of 


George W. Theiss, director in the Pittsburgh Coal 

Company and one of the organizers of the Mononga- 

hela River Consolidated Coal & Coke 
GEORGE w. n _ , , a ,. __ 

Company, was born at Sardis, Monroe 

county, Ohio, February 3, 1857, the son 
of George Theiss and Elizabeth Barbara Fuchs Theiss. 
Mr. Theiss came to Pittsburgh 15 years ago and be- 
came partner in the firm of C. Jutte & Company, en- 
gaged in mining and transporting coal. He took an 
active part in the organization of the Monongahela 
River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, and was di- 
rector, secretary and president until January, 1912. 
He is a director of the Duquesne National Bank, of the 
Pittsburgh Coal Company and a member of the Cham- 
ber of Commerce. Mr. Theiss is a member of Masonic 
fraternities; a member of the Bellefield Presbyterian 
Church and the Duquesne Club. 

William Y. Humphreys, president of the Bessemer Coke Company, with offices in the 

Oliver building, Pittsburgh, is descended from old English Crusader stock. On his 

william y Cher's side, his family played no small part in American history, and his 

great-grandfather, Colonel George Humphreys, bore an honorable part in 

the first battle of the American Revolution at Concord. 

Mr. Humphreys was born in St. Louis, Mo., May 8, 1861, where his father, George 
D. Humphreys, had successfully launched the first glass industry west of the Mississippi. 
After finishing his education in the public and private schools, he came to Pittsburgh in 
1887, and organized the firm of Humphreys, Griffin & Co., iron brokers. In 1896 he or- 
ganized the Bessemer Coke Company, and a year later organized the Empire Coke Com- 
pany. These organizations, together with the Columbia Coke Company, the Duquesne & 
Millboro Coke Company and several minor concerns, were merged into the present Bes- 
semer Coke Company in 1904. He has been president of this large concern ever since. 

With the gigantic merger, the Bessemer Coke Company has extended its operations 
over a wide area of territory. At present the concern owns five mines in the Connellsville 
region and one in West Virginia, and is the second largest independent coke producer in 
the Connellsville region. Throughout the year it keeps 1,061 coke ovens in operation 
and employs about 1,200 men. 

Reed Fairman Blair, the son of John K. Blair (of 

the original firm of Boggs, Blair & Buhl) and Julia A. 

(Fairman) Blair, was born in Allegheny 

REED fair- City> Pennsylvania> October 10, 1868. 

MAN blair. jj e attended the public schools of his na- 
tive city then learned telegraphy, and later was private 
telegraph operator for Thos. M. Carnegie, chairman of 
Carnegie Bros. & Company, Limited. His next posi- 
tion was assistant cashier with the same company; 
later, private secretary to William L. Abbott, chair- 
man of Carnegie, Phipps & Company, Limited. He 
left the Carnegie interests in 1894, and entered the iron 
and steel brokerage business, under the firm name 
of Reed F. Blair & Company, with present offices in the 
Frick building. He is a director in the Marshall 
Foundry Company. He is a thirty-second degree 
Mason. He married April 7, 1892, Miss Jane Bracken- 
ridge Adams, of Franklin, Pa. 


William Bacon Schiller, president of the National Tube Company, was born in 
Pittsburgh July 7, 1859, the son of John G. Schiller and Ann J. (Queen) Schiller. 

When a child Mr. Schiller was taken to Youngs- 
town, Ohio, to live. He was educated in the public 
schools of that city. In 1876 Mr. Schiller began work 
as an office boy for R. W. Hitchcock & Company, 
Youngstown, Ohio. His career was marked by a series 
of advancements. From office boy he worked as clerk in 
a bank and did every kind of work in the banking es- 
tablishment. He has a complete knowledge of every 
line of industry connected with his manufacturing 

In 1880 Mr. Schiller became a clerk in the Second 
National Bank of Youngstown. In 1883 he became 
bookkeeper for the Brier Hill Iron & Coal Company, 
and after three months' service was promoted to the 
secretaryship of the same company. 

In 1886 he was made treasurer and general man- 
ager of the Youngstown Coke Company and of the 
Bessemer Limestone Company, leaving this work and 
coming to Pittsburgh in August, 1889, as general man- 
ager of the Monongahela Furnace Company. 
Mr. Schiller held this position three years, when he became manager of the Blast 
Furnaces and Steel Works, which position he held until 1892. When the National Tube 
Company was organized Mr. Schiller became manager of all the works at McKeesport, Pa. 
The National Tube Works are the largest tubing supplies factories in the Pittsburgh 
district. About 8,000 men are employed in the mills at McKeesport alone. The National 
Tube Company has much to do with the improvements and innovations that have been 
made in the manufacture of tubular goods. The organization has been so successful in 
its experiments that today, as a consequence, it is the leader in the world's production, not 
only in quality and variety, but in quantity. 

Besides the McKeesport plants other up-to-date plants operated by the National Tube 
Company are : Lorain Works, Lorain, Ohio; Kewanee Works, Kewanee, Illinois; Syra- 
cuse Works, Syracuse, New York; Riverside Works, Wheeling, W. Va. ; Pennsylvania 
Works and Continental Works, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Of this corporation Mr. Schiller became a director and vice-president in 1900 and 
president in 1902. 

Mr. Schiller is an enthusiastic welfare worker and has been instrumental in install- 
ing many sanitary and safety devices in the company's mills in McKeesport and other 
cities. He planned and installed the swimming pool at McKeesport, encouraged and 
aided in the inauguration of summer playgrounds in that place and elsewhere, and was a 
member of a committee of the United States Steel Corporation which met and deliberated 
on the six-day working schedule for employes. This committee finally was instrumental 
in passing a rule for the corporation and all subsidiary companies to prohibit work of 
employes for more than six days a week. 

Mr. Schiller is a member of the Duquesne, Pittsburgh, Union and Pittsburgh Golf 
Clubs of Pittsburgh, and of the Allegheny Country Club of Sewickley, Pa. He is a di- 
rector of the Kingsley Home Association. At the present time he is building a mag- 
nificent home on Sewickley Heights. His town residence is at 5075 Forbes street. 


thomas McCaffrey. 

The Commonwealth of Pennsyl- 
vania leads all the States of the Union 
in coal and coke industrial activities and 
naturally numbers among her citizens 
some of the biggest men in these under- 
takings. Among these coke promoters 
of prominence is Thomas McCaffrey, of 
Brier Hill, Pa. Mr. McCaffrey was born 
in Niles, Ohio, April 4, 1874, being the 
son of Manus and Ann McCaffrey. In 
the public schools he received the ground 
work for his busy career. When he 
finished his schooling he became identi- 
fied with the Brier Hill Iron & Coal 
Company, Youngstown, 0., at the age of 
16 years. He worked at the furnace for 
10 years. Mr. McCaffrey then became 
identified with the Brier Hill Coke Com- 
pany, and now for 10 years has been 
secretary, and for six years secretary 
and manager of that big concern. He is 
a member of the Duquesne Club in 
Pittsburgh. His views of the coke in- 
dustry are thoroughly practical and he 
has met with unusual success in that 


Benjamin Franklin Overholt, coal 
and coke operator, was born in West 
Overton, Pa., the son of Henry S. Over- 
holt and Abigail C. Overholt. He is an 
expert on the mining of coal and the 
production of coke. He is president of 
the Cambria Fuel Company, Cambria, 
Wyoming, and of the Overholt Coal & 
Coke Company; director in the follow- 
ing: Grafton Fuel Company, the West- 
ern Maryland Coal Company, the Na- 
tional Coal Company, the Scottdale Sav- 
ings & Trust Company, the Donohoe 
Coke Company, the Western Coal & 
Coke Company, the Wilbur Coal & Coke 
Company, the United States Cast Iron 
Pipe & Foundry Company, the Val- 
ley Coal & Coke Company, the Ridgway 
Machine Company, the Scottdale Foun- 
dry & Machine Company, the Ridgway 
Advocate, the Scottdale Independent, 
and the Thompson Coal & Coke Com- 
pany. He is a member of the Duquesne 
Club of Pittsburgh, the Pike Run Coun- 
try Club, the Pittsburgh Athletic As- 
sociation and the Marion Hall Associa- 



Identified with a number of Pittsburgh's most prominent financial and philanthropic 
institutions, Taylor Allderdice has reached an enviable position in the esteem of his fel- 
low citizens in Western Pennsylvania. 

Of sterling character and superior 
mental powers, Mr. Allderdice is recog- 
nized as possessing unusual qualifica- 
tions for any private or public task 
which may arise before him from time 
to time. His participation in various 
affairs in the past only has served to 
emphasize his remarkable attainments 
and to draw added attention to the high 
value of his services. 

Mr. Allderdice was born in Phila- 
delphia, March 1, 1863, the son of James 
and Mary Allderdice. His earlier edu- 
cation was had in the public schools of 
the Quaker City and then the ambitious 
young man began his life's work with 
the Centennial National Bank, of Phila- 
delphia, where the excellence of his work 
speedily was recognized. Seeking other 
and better opportunities, the young 
man came west and entered the Home- 
stead plant of the Pittsburgh Bessemer 
Steel Company, which concern later was 
absorbed by the Carnegie Steel Com- 
pany. Here Mr. Allderdice devoted 
that amount of intelligence and perseverance to his work which have been the cause of his 
rapid and substantial advancement through the years that have followed. 

In a short time after the beginning of his employment with the Pittsburgh-Bessemer 
Company, Mr. Allderdice was elevated to the position of superintendent at the plant. He 
continued his tireless work and as a reward for these services was made superintendent of 
the Pottsville Iron & Steel Company, at Pottsville, Pa. But Mr. Allderdice was destined to 
progress to greater things, and accordingly he was next seen at the National Tube Works 
Company, as it was called at that time, as a superintendent. 

Today Mr. Allderdice is third vice-president of the National Tube Company, and 
popularly liked by all those with whom he has occasion to come in contact. 

Along with his advancement and activity in the world of manufacturing, Mr. Allder- 
dice has become identified with a number of other interests which are considerably di- 
versified in character. Among other things, he is a director of the South Side Trust 
Company, and has become recognized as a man of high influence in affairs of a financial 

Mr. Allderdice bears proof of the esteem in which the public holds him, in that he is a 
member of the Board of Education of Pittsburgh and vice-president of that body. He has 
appeared at various times in positions affecting the public conduct of affairs with the 
greatest possible amount of credit to himself. Since his residence in Pittsburgh, he has 
been connected prominently in club circles, and has been a familiar figure in the city's 
higher social life. 

The best evidence of Mr. Allderdice's unusual success since coming to Pittsburgh to 
live has been the large number of friends he has made. 



John M. Jamison, president of the 
Jamison Coal & Coke Company, is the 
son of Robert S. Jamison and Mrs. 
Caroline Jamison, whose maiden name 
was Wible, and was born in Westmore- 
land county, Pa., March 3, 1864. After 
preparing himself for a college career 
he entered Princeton University, and 
after his graduation there he was ad- 
mitted to the practice of law in the 
courts of Westmoreland county. Re- 
cently he served a term in the Pennsyl- 
vania State Senate. 

In 1892 he and his associates or- 
ganized the Jamison Coal & Coke Com- 
pany and of which he became the sec- 
retary and treasurer. In 1903 he was 
elected to the presidency of the com- 
pany and has held that office ever since. 


The success of August Charles 
Stickel indicates what ambition can ac- 
complish on a small beginning. Mr. 
Stickel was born at Mill Run, Fayette 
county, March 7, 1880, the son of Au- 
gust and Catherine Stickel. His early 
education was received in the Mill Run 
school, his subsequent training being re- 
ceived in the commercial career to which 
he devoted his attention. Mr. Stickel 
started work early, being employed in 
the grocery business and then as a street 
car conductor. Less than 10 years ago, 
he borrowed a small amount of money 
and started a coal venture at Evans Sta- 
tion, the concern being known as the 
Superba Coal Company. Eight years 
ago, he entered the lumber business. 
Today Mr. Stickel is head of the Evans 
Coal & Coke Company, treasurer of the 
Connellsville Coal & Coke Company, 
treasurer of the Stickel & Stickel Lum- 
ber Company, treasurer of the Ligonier 
Lumber Company, president of the 
Stewrton Lumber Company and identi- 
fied with other highly successful in- 
terests. He resides in Connellsville. 



Wallace Hurtte Rowe, President of the Pittsburgh Steel Company and actively 
interested in many other business enterprises, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, February 
15, 1861. His parents were Judge 
Joseph Rowe and Margaret (nee Boyce) 
Rowe. He was educated in private 
schools and colleges of Missouri. 

Mr. Rowe, even as a boy, showed 
great aptitude for business and during 
his school days was ever anxious to get 
into active business life. When only 22 
years old he secured a position with a 
firm in St. Louis, engaged in the manu- 
facture of wire, and ever since his chief 
occupation has been the manufacture of 
wire and other iron and steel products. 
Seeing little future in St. Louis for the 
iron and steel business, Mr. Rowe, with 
former associates, came to Western 
Pennsylvania in search of a better loca- 
tion for a wire plant. After consider- 
able investigation, they decided upon 
the Pittsburgh district and organized 
the Braddock Wire Company. Mr. Rowe 
became treasurer and general manager 
of the new company. The construction 
and organization of a steel plant, a diffi- 
cult task for even an experienced busi- 
ness man, was entrusted to the young general manager. Notwithstanding his youth and 
inexperience, Mr. Rowe soon had a prosperous plant in operation at Rankin. 

His work was so satisfactory that when the Braddock Wire Company was merged 
with other companies into the Consolidated Steel and Wire Company, of Chicago, in 1892, 
Mr. Rowe was placed in charge of all Pennsylvania interests of the larger corporation. 

At that time Mr. Rowe believed that the best interests of the steel industry lay in 
close co-operation among the different manufacturers, and he was active in the organiza- 
tion of the American Steel & Wire Company, with which the Consolidated Steel & Wire 
Company was merged. In 1901 the American Steel & Wire Company was absorbed by 
the United States Steel Corporation. Mr. Rowe remained for a short period with the 
new corporation, and lent his best energies to promoting the corporation's interests. 
However, he at last resigned and disposed of his holdings. 

With his usual energy Mr. Rowe at once undertook the organization of another com- 
pany for the manufacture of iron and steel products. The result of his efforts was the 
Pittsburgh Steel Company, of which he was elected president. Not content with one 
line of activity, Mr. Rowe has interested himself in other enterprises and has met with a 
large measure of success in all of them. He is president of the Pittsburgh Steel Products 
Company, vice-president of the Pittsburgh Ice Company and director of the Duquesne 
National Bank. Mr. Rowe is a member of the Duquesne, University, Pittsburgh Golf 
and Allegheny Country Clubs of Pittsburgh. He has always taken an interest in clean 
sports and is a member of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. Few men have taken 
more interest in promoting the general welfare of Pittsburgh than Mr. Rowe, and few 
men have stuck as consistently to one line of business. 



John Wesley Boileau, consulting en- 
gineer and coal expert, was born Octo- 
ber 27, 1873, in Athens county, Ohio. 
His father was George H. Boileau and 
his mother Hannah (nee Gibbons) Boi- 
leau. He was educated in the public 
schools of Morgan county, 0. For the 
most part, however, he is a self-educated 
man, being a keen observer along both 
scientific and practical lines. In 1892 he 
secured a position in a store as a clerk. 
Next he became a teacher and later a 
principal in the schools of Westmoreland 
county. In 1895 he took up engineering 
and contracting work. From 1897 on- 
ward he has specialized in the handling 
of coal lands. His office resources ar- 
ranged for service in the Park building, 
Pittsburgh, include an extensive library, 
maps, charts, samples of coal and coke 
from the various fields and geological 
data from which estimates and reports 
may be compiled showing the possibili- 
ties, extent and value of the coal fields 
of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, 
Kentucky and other States. 


0. W. Kennedy, recently deceased, 
banker and promoter of Uniontown, Pa., 
was born August 20, 1854, at Kennedy's 
Mills, a village in Lawrence county. He 
was educated in the public schools and 
then began an apprenticeship in the 
milling trade, at which he worked for a 
time. Then, in 1874, he went to Pitts- 
burgh, Pa., as a clerk in the freight de- 
partment of the Pennsylvania Railroad 
Company. Although he rose very rapid- 
ly, he resigned in 1899 to enter the of- 
fices of the Frick Company. For them 
he went to Scottdale, and in 1895 to 
Uniontown. When H. C. Frick resigned 
the presidency of the company in 1897 a 
move upward was made, and Mr. Ken- 
nedy was made general manager. Later 
he resigned, and became the president 
of the Fayette Title & Trust Company 
and general manager and director of 
the Orient Coke Company, Uniontown. 
He held these positions at the time of 
his death. He was a thirty-second de- 
gree Mason. 



Some ten miles west of the begrimed old industrial town of Apollo, and about 40 
miles from Pittsburgh, there has of late years sprung up a community known on the 
postal and railroad map as Vandergrift. 
Its population is about 12,000, and those 
that live there are harbored in comfort- 
able dwellings, fitted out with all the 
modern sanitary conveniences, and sup- 
plied with gardens in which they raise 
their own table truck. There are no 
saloons in Vandergrift because, when 
the town was founded, it was the desire 
of its founders to remove from it and its 
people, as far as possible, those practices 
that are usually regarded as the prime 
cause of a toiler's poverty. Vandergrift 
is regarded as a model town for work- 

The little community has grown 
considerably since it was established 
for the employes of the American 
Sheet Steel Company, of Apollo, that 
earlier had absorbed the Apollo Iron & 
Steel Company and was later merged 
with the American Tin Plate Company 
and at last made a part of the United 
States Steel Corporation. 

One individual who had no small 
part in the making of Vandergrift was 
Stewart Archibald Davis, now the first vice-president of the American Sheet & Tin Plate 
Company, who began work in a humble capacity away back in the 80's, and by slow 
stages since then succeeded in working his way to the front. Mr. Davis is one of the 
best known steel men in the country at the present time. His offices are in the Frick 
building, Pittsburgh. His residence address is the Bellefield Dwellings, Pittsburgh. 

Mr. Davis is a native of Indiana county, or, to be more precise, Blairsville, where he 
was born July 21, 1867. His father and mother, Stewart Davis and Mrs. Amanda J. 
Davis, whose family name was De Vinney, sent him to the public schools of Blairsville, 
where Mr. Davis received his early education, and when he left school he sought and 
found employment with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. That was in 1884, and he 
remained there four years. Upon leaving the railroad company he decided that the steel 
business promised him a better future, and so he entered the clerical department of the 
Apollo Iron & Steel Company, of Apollo, Pa. He has been with that company and its suc- 
cessors ever since, elevating himself gradually to his present high position. In the course 
of time the American Sheet Steel Company took over the Apollo concern, and for the rea- 
son that the business of the company had outgrown its old quarters, the shop was moved 
to Vandergrift, where the model town of its employes was founded at the same time. 

The company merged with the American Tin Plate Company and the firm became the 
American Sheet & Tin Plate Company. Mr. Davis was made district manager. 

In the early 90s the American Sheet & Tin Plate Companies consolidated with the 
United States Steel Corporation, and since then Mr. Davis has successively been assistant 
to the vice-president, then the second vice-president, and afterward was given the first vice- 
presidency of the company. 

Mr. Davis is a member of the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania, the Amer 
ican Institute of Mining Engineers and the American Electro-Chemical Society. He is 
also a member of the Duquesne Club of Pittsburgh. 



John R. Byrne, coal miner, newspaper publisher 
and business man, was born April 23, 1858, at Bar- 
nettstown, Huntingdon county, Pa. His 
parents were John L. Byrne and Mary 
Byrne. After attending the public 
schools Mr. Byrne went to work in a coal mine at the 
age of 14 years. In 1874 he moved to Fayette county, 
Pa., and in 1881 quit the mines. A year later he 
established the Scottdale Independent, a weekly news- 
paper. Still later he organized the News Publishing 
Company, of Uniontown, and took over the Standard, 
now the News-Standard. For three years he conducted 
a shoe store in Scottdale, Pa. He organized the Ever- 
son 6l Bradford Street Railway Company, now part of 
the West Penn lines. He organized the Webster, 
Monessen, Bellevernon & Fayette City Street Railway 
Company and built the road. Mr. Byrne is vice-presi- 
dent of the Broadway National Bank of Scottdale, and 
treasurer for the Connellsville Mutual Coke Company 
and the Byrne Coal & Coke Company. He served for 
one term as member of the Pennsylvania State Legis- 
lature. He is married and has 12 children. 



Harry W. Byrne, attorney-at-law, of Uniontown, 
was born at Everson, Fayette county, the son of 
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Byrne. After at- 
tending the public schools, Harry W. 
Byrne entered St. Vincent College at 
Beatty, Pa. Then followed the Ohio Northern Uni- 
versity, at Ada, Ohio, and in 1903 he was graduated 
from the University of Michigan, at Ann Arbor, wilh 
the degree of bachelor of laws. Mr. Byrne was ad- 
mitted to practice law in the courts of Fayette county, 
and now is a member of the firm of Byrne & Byrne, at 
Uniontown. He is a director in the Byrne Coal & Coke 


Percy E. Hunter, mechanical and civil engineer, is 
a graduate of Allegheny high school and the Western 
University of Pennsylvania. He is 
president of the Independent Bridge 
Company, National Manufacturing 
Company, National Erecting Company and a director 
of the Manchester Savings Bank and Trust Company, 
interests that are located on the North Side of Pitts- 



While the Civil War was nearing its end, and post-bellum opportunities were pre- 
senting themselves on every hand, there came to this country, from different parts of 
Europe, artisans and others who, in the 
course of time, accumulated vast riches 
and made themselves notable in the com- 
munities in which they settled. Many 
large cities in the country have among 
the best part of their population men 
and women who flocked here as soon as 
hostilities were ended, to help in the 
work of restoring the business of the 
country to its previous prosperous con- 

Among those who came about that 
time, and who used his trade as an en- 
tering wedge, was Robert Paul Burgan, 
banker and coal operator. He came to 
the United States in 1864. 

As the son of Daniel and Elizabeth 
(Paul) Burgan, he was born in Corn- 
wall, England, June 23, 1842. He re- 
ceived most of his education at the Bal- 
din National School at Baldin, Cornwall^ 
As soon as he left his studies he entered 
an apprenticeship in the carpenters' 
trade, and after he learned the trade, 
and had worked at it for a brief time, he 
sailed for America. 

He went to Kewaunee county, Michigan, where, for a year, he worked as a 
carpenter in the copper mines. At the end of that time he came to Pittsburgh. In that 
city, too, he worked at his trade, but only for a few months, for he went to Carnegie, then 
Mansfield. There he was married to Miss Elizabeth Waldie. After two years he saw 
the need of a planing mill, and immediately proceeded to build up such an industry. He 
operated the planing mill for eight years. In 1874 he decided to try his hand at bank- 
ing and engaged in that business, but in 1889 Jeannette, Pa., was in sore need of some one 
to purchase and manage their planing mill, and so Mr. Burgan went to that town and 
took hold of it. In addition to this, he operated a box factory for seven years. His bank- 
ing interests in Carnegie during this time were continued. 

In 1897 he sold his mill and factory at Jeannette and joined in the organization of 
the Carnegie Coal Company, and has been at the head of this concern ever since. In 
1902 he organized the Carnegie National Bank, of which institution he is also president. 
He is also the treasurer of the J. H. Sanford Coal Company, Carnegie Dock & Fuel Com- 
pany, Carnegie Supply Company, a director in the Carnegie Fuel Company and the 
Pittsburgh & Lehigh Dock Company, of Duluth, Minn.; president of Chartiers Mining 
Company, and interested in several other companies. 

Mr. Burgan has been burgess of Carnegie for four terms, and for twenty years has 
been a member of town council. He is an old-line Republican, and a communicant of the 
United Presbyterian Church. Likewise, he is a Mason and an Odd Fellow, and holds 
membership in the Cornishman's Club. Mr. Burgan's offices are in the Park building, 
Pittsburgh, and his residence is in Carnegie, Pa. 



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As the son of James Roberts and 
Mary Roberts, William A. Roberts, sec- 
retary of the Life Protective Savings & 
Loan Association, of Pittsburgh, was 
born in Richmond, Ohio, in 1863. 
Since coming to Pittsburgh, Mr. Roberts 
has associated himself with a large 
number of business enterprises. In ad- 
dition to his main occupation as secre- 
tary of the L. P. S. & L. Association, he 
is president of the Labelle Land Com- 
pany and treasurer of the Alvarado Con- 
struction Company, with plantations in 
Mexico. He is also a director of the 
Federal National Bank, a director of the 
Bankers Trust Company, a director in 
the L. P. S. & L. Association and the 
Labelle and Alvarado companies. Mr. 
Roberts belongs to the Duquesne Club, 
the Pittsburgh Country Club, the Pitts- 
burgh Athletic Association, the Colonial 
Civic Club and the Chamber of Com- 
merce. He is a communicant of the 
Smithfield Street Methodist Episcopal 


George Edward Painter, of Pitts- 
burgh, was born August 30, 1862, in Al- 
legheny city, now the North Side of 
Pittsburgh, the son of Byron Hays 
Painter and Mary Lothrop Painter. He 
entered Columbia College, New York, 
from which he was graduated in 1883. 
His entry into the business world 
was as junior partner in the firm of J. 
Painter & Sons. He remained in that 
capacity until that concern sold out to 
the American Steel Hoop Company, in 
1899. For two years after Mr. Painter 
continued with the American Steel Hoop 
Company, until the company was 
merged with the Carnegie Steel Com- 
pany as part of the United States Steel 
Corporation. At present Mr. Painter is 
a director in the Safe Deposit & Trust 
Company, the Peoples Savings Bank, the 
Union Storage Company, the Mackin- 
tosh, Hemphill & Company and the Mo- 
nongahela Water Company. He is a 
member of the Duquesne Club, the Pitts- 
burgh Club, the Pittsburgh Golf Club, 
the Allegheny Country Club and the 
Herron Hill Gun Club. 



President, Standard Steel Car Company, 




Francis H. Denny, banker and 
owner of extensive Pittsburgh business 
and residence properties, was born in 
Pittsburgh November 28, 1858. His 
parents were John O'Hara Denny and 
Margaret (nee Stevenson) Denny. Mr. 
Denny comes of a long line of distin- 
guished ancestry, dating back to Sir 
Edward Denny, of Tralee castle, Ire- 
land, who was elevated to the nobility by 
an English monarch three centuries ago 
for services to his country. The Denny 
family is of Anglo-Irish descent. 

After attending the grammar schools 
of Pittsburgh Francis H. Denny en- 
tered Newell's Academy, from which 
he graduated. He went to Princeton 
University, from which he graduated in 
1880. Mr. Denny is interested in many 
business enterprises. Mr. Denny's beau- 
tiful home on Sewickley Heights is one 
of the show places of the Pittsburgh dis- 
trict. Mr. Denny is a member of the 
Pittsburgh Athletic Association, the 
Pittsburgh Golf and Union Clubs. 


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Edmund Webster Mudge, a native of Philadelphia, is one of the most influential capi- 
talists of Pittsburgh, and a resident of the picturesque East End section. Mr. Mudge was 
born in the Quaker City January 12, 
1870. His parents were Thomas Henry 
Mudge and Mary Emma (nee Shep- 
pard) Mudge. His training as a boy at 
home was strict. Sometimes a man may 
overcome a bad start resulting from the 
wrong kind of environment during 
childhood, but it is a good deal easier 
not to have this kind of a handicap. Mr. 
Mudge had the advantage of home as- 
sociations which ought to inspire any 
man to strive honestly for success, and 
his record as a business man proves that 
the influences lasted throughout life. 

Like most boys of good family of 
his day, he was sent to a school con- 
ducted by the Society of Friends. The 
School was located at Woodtown, N. J., 
not many miles from his home. There 
he received his early training, and when 
he graduated he came to Pittsburgh, 
there to become interested in many coal 
and coke companies, steel manufactories 
and a bank. 

In spite of the great pressure of 
his business, or rather businesses, Mr. 
Mudge has found time to join a number of exclusive organizations, and all of these he 
visits quite regularly. Personally Mr. Mudge prefers to be known as the chairman of the 
board of directors of the Phillips Sheet & Tin Plate Company, and if that were his only 
business connection he could find enough to keep him busy. But he has other connec- 
tions, and there is quite a string of them. 

To begin with he is the president of the Edmund W. Mudge & Co., dealers in pig 
iron and coke, of Pittsburgh. Also, he is president of the Youghiogheny and Cheat River 
Railroad Company. Then, too, he is treasurer of the L. P. Seeley Co., the Trimble Sheet 
& Tin Company, the North Preston Coal Company, the Pennfield Coal & Coke Company, 
the Pittsburgh Stove & Range Company and the Columbia National Bank of Pittsburgh. 

That would be usually enough to keep an abnormally strong man out of mischief, but 
Mr. Mudge is a little stronger than that. When he started out to be a business man he 
made up his mind he was going to run as much business as he could. In addition to all 
these positions he is the president of the Westmoreland-Connellsville Coal & Coke Com- 
pany, vice president of the Best Manufacturing Company, vice president of the Weirton 
Steel Company and a director of the Keystone Bronze Company. 

The clubs he belongs to are almost as numerous as the corporations he is connected 
with. He belongs to the Duquesne Club, the Union Club, the Press Club, the Oakmont 
Country Club, the Automobile Club, Country Club and Pittsburgh Athletic Association 
of Pittsburgh; the Union Club of Cleveland, and the Chicago Athletic Association of 

Mr. Mudge has offices in the Frick Building. As can be imagined, he is usually 
kept very busy, and unless one has businessof great importance an interview with Mr. 
Mudge is exceedingly hard to get. Mr. Mudge's home address is 5814 Forbes Avenue, 


J A. RAY. 

John Albert Ray is prominent 
among investors as a banker who 
handles Pennsylvania municipal bonds 
exclusively. Mr. Ray was born June 2, 
1865, at Greensburg, a son of James and 
Elizabeth Ray. He attended the Greens- 
burg schools, and later entered the 
Railroad business, finally establishing a 
private business. In addition to con- 
ducting the investment brokerage con- 
cern, he is president of the Washington 
Investment Company of Pittsburgh. He 
is a well-known member of the German 
and Union Clubs of Pittsburgh. 


The success of Francis H. Rich- 
ard's life may be summed up in a few 
words. He rose from messenger to bank 
director. This is only what he did as a 
banker. His activities in constructive 
business lines have been of value to the 
Pittsburgh district. Mr. Richard was 
born in Pittsburgh December 5, 1871, a 
son of L. B. Richard and Sarah Robb 
Richard. His school life began in the 
grade schools, and ended on his gradua- 
tion from Pittsburgh high school. He 
worked for a few weeks with the Mc- 
Conway & Torley Company, and then 
entered the service of the First Na- 
tional Bank as a messenger. He worked 
for the bank for 23 years. Eight years 
ago he was chosen cashier, and when he 
resigned this position he also had been 
a director in the bank for some time. 
He is well known to Pittsburghers, espe- 
cially in banking and club circles, and is 
a member of the Pittsburgh, Duquesne 
and Country Clubs, and the Pittsburgh 
Athletic Association. He also is promi- 
nent in the Masonic fraternity. 



Ernest Tener Weir, son of James and Margaret Manson Weir, was born August 1, 
1875, in Pittsburgh, where he has spent his life. Mr. Weir was educated in the public 
schools of his native city, where he pre- 
pared for the course he was to follow in 

In 1890 he began employment with 
the Braddock Wire Company as a clerk, 
and a year later became identified with 
the Oliver Wire Company. He remained 
with this organization, serving in vari- 
ous capacities, until 1898. He then 
joined the ranks of the American Tin 
Plate Company, in 1899, where he was 
engaged for a number of years, after- 
wards organizing the Phillips Sheet & 
Tin Plate Company, in 1905. 

The Phillips Sheet & Tin Plate 
Company purchased and rebuilt the 
plant of the Jackson Iron & Tin Plate 
Company at Clarksburg, W. Va., in 
1905, this being an eight-mill plant. In 
1908 four mills were added, giving it a 
total of 12 mills. In 1909 the plant at 
Weirton, W. Va., was started, 10 mills 
being built that year and another 10 
mills added in 1910. At the same time 
the town of Weirton was started and 
developed by the Phillips Sheet & Tin 

Plate Company on a comprehensive scale. The proposal to build the place was made 
public in extensive fashion, and Mr. Weir went ahead with the improvement of the prop- 
erty and the building of houses thereon. He met with highly gratifying success. 

No expense was spared in development of the little city. Thousands of persons 
took up their abode in the town and the country roundabout, and Weirton was an actuality. 
In January, 1912, desiring to extend his holdings and add to his responsibilities, Mr. Weir 
purchased the property of the Pope Tin Plate Company, located at Steubenville, O. 

Under his management the business with which Mr. Weir has been identified has 
grown to such proportions that today it is known as the largest manufactory of tin plate 
in the United States, outside of the United States Steel Corporation. This is regarded as 
a most complimentary condition because of the highly capitalized and influential competi- 
tion which any newly organized manufacturing company must face in this country from 
the outset. 

The annual business of the Phillips Company amounts to $15,000,000. In wages, 
$3,000,000 is paid out each year, indicating the size of the payroll which must be met to 
keep the huge mill going. There are 3,700 employes actively at work in the Phillips mills. 
The town of Weirton also has continued to grow. Water, sewerage, electric lights, a 
bank, school house and other facilities are enjoyed by its people. 

Mr. Weir is president of the Phillips Sheet & Tin Plate Company, of the Weirton 
Steel Company, of the Bank of Weirton and of the Weir Improvement Company. He is a 
director in the Pennfield Coal & Coke Company, the Best Manufacturing Company and 
the Pittsburgh Stove & Range Company. Mr. Weir belongs to the Duquesne, Union and 
Pittsburgh Country Clubs, as well as the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, the Ft. Henry 
Club, of Wheeling, and the Triton Club, of Quebec, Canada. 



Everybody within a radius of 5,000 
miles or more of Pittsburgh remembers 
the famous Trade Tour that was car- 
ried to a successful and profitable con- 
summation by Pittsburgh manufactur- 
ers not so very long ago. The Trade 
Tourists on that occasion occupied a 
train made and equipped in Pittsburgh, 
and the spaces not occupied by the tour- 
ists were filled with products of manu- 
facture that were given out en route. 
The object was to boost trade in Pitts- 
burgh, and that is exactly what it did. 
In charge of that tour was Ira S. Bas- 
sett, who also first suggested it. He was 
Traffic Manager of the Chamber of 
Commerce of Pittsburgh from 1907 to 
1913, and has just been appointed Com- 
missioner of the Pittsburgh Commercial 
Club, where he will have full charge of 
the workings of that organization. Born 
in Loudonville, Ohio, March 19, 1874, he 
entered the services of the Pennsylvania 
Lines West as telegraph operator at 
Freedom, Pa., in 1893. He was a traffic 
manager when he resigned in 1907. 


A. J. Kelly, Jr., was born on a farm 
on the National Turnpike, Washington 
county, this State, September 4, 1856, 
his parents being A. J. Kelly and Mar- 
garet (Mathews) Kelly. He attended 
the public schools and Jefferson Acade- 
my, at Canonburg, and had private tu- 
tors. He spent some time in the law of- 
fice of Lynch & Day, at Canton, Ohio, 
and in 1880 became associated with W. 
A. Herron & Sons, real estate agents of 
Pittsburgh, afterwards becoming a 
member of the firm, and one of the in- 
corporators of the Commonwealth Trust 
Company of Pittsburgh. He is presi- 
dent of the Commonwealth Real Estate 
Company; director in the Common- 
wealth Trust Company; trustee of the 
University of Pittsburgh; one of the 
original members of the Pittsburgh 
Flood Commission, manager of the Alle- 
gheny County Industrial and Training 
School for Boys, and member of the 
Americus, Duquesne and University 
Clubs and of the Pittsburgh Athletic 

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President, Riter-Conley Manufacturing Co. 



Philip Zenn, banker and lumber 
dealer, was born in McKeesport, Pa., 
November 26, 1848. His parents were 
George Zenn and Katherine (nee Huff) 
Zenn. He was educated in the public 
schools. At the age of 12 he went to 
work at boat building, then added the 
lumber and sawmill business. He at 
length became a partner in the firm of 
Neil, Blythe & Company in the same 
business at Monongahela City. In 1887 
he returned to McKeesport, where he 
was in the same business with John 
Shoup & Company. This firm sold out 
to the Monongahela Consolidated Coal & 
Coke Company in 1889. Mr. Zenn then 
became superintendent of a mill in Mc- 
Keesport belonging to that company, re- 
tiring in 1910. Since then he has lived 
in retirement in a beautiful home on 
Lincoln way, McKeesport. He is vice- 
president of the Union National Bank, 
director in the McKeesport Title & 
Trust Company, and in the McKeesport 
Tin Plate Company. He is married and 
has three sons and two daughters. 

With a record of having been born, 
raised and lived all his life on one street, 
Alexander Gray is indeed a thorough 
Pittsburgher. He is superintendent of 
the Bureau of Light and has full charge 
of the Braddock street plant of the 
municipal light department, on the 
North Side. Mr. Gray was born in the 
Second ward of the old City of Alle- 
gheny on August 29, 1856. He secured 
his education at the public schools of 
that ward. He is married and has three 
children. He is a member of all of the 
Masonic bodies and of the Independent 
Order of Odd Fellows. He was em- 
ployed for 18 years as superintendent of 
motive power for the Standard Manu- 
facturing Company previous to his ap- 
pointment to his present position. In 
1903 he was appointed superintendent 
of the light plant by the late James G. 
Wyman, of Allegheny, and has filled the 
position ever since, although Allegheny 
was annexed by Pittsburgh and munici- 
pal administrations have changed. 



Frank B. Nimick is a native Pittsburgh er, born December 14, 1849, the son of Wil- 
liam K. and Elizabeth Nimick. He attended the public schools, later entering the old 
Western University of Pennsylvania, now the University of Pittsburgh, where he received 
his training for after life. Mr. Nimick was a member of the firm of Singer, Nimick & 
Company when it was merged in the Crucible Steel Company of America. Mr. Nimick 
remained with the new concern about two years and then retired. He is a director in the 
Exchange National Bank and in the West End Savings and Trust Company, Pittsburgh. 
Mr. Nimick is a member of the Pittsburgh Club. 



Eugene S. Reilly was born December 14, 1873, in 
Pittsburgh, a son of John C. Reilly and Ursula S. 
Reilly. He attended Holy Ghost College, 
Pittsburgh, and afterwards was a stu- 
dent at Fordham University, New York. 
Mr. Reilly then entered the real estate business as a 
broker. He is president of the American Steel Com- 
pany; president of the City Insurance Company; vice- 
president of the Washington Trust Company; vice- 
president of the Pittsburgh & Butler Street Railway 
Company; director in the Colonial Trust Company; 
vice-president of the Washington Real Estate Com- 
pany; director in the Freehold Real Estate Company 
and in the Harris Amusement Company; treasurer of 
the Pittsburgh Motor Service Corporation, and presi- 
dent of Eugene S. Reilly & Company. He is a mem- 
ber of the Duquesne, Union, Country and others clubs, 
and of the Pittsburgh Stock Exchange. 




John Baxter Barbour was born in Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania, April 16, 1862, the son of John Baxter 

Barbour and Isabella McKelvy Barbour. 

He received his education in Pittsburgh. 

He first engaged in the oil business. In 

1890 he became local manager for Rea 
Brothers & Company, stock brokers. When that firm 
retired, he assumed its business in his own name, in 
1909 establishing the present firm of John B. Barbour 
& Co. He is a former president, and now a director of 
the Pittsburgh Stock Exchange, and is third vice- 
president of the Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce; a 
member of the Duquesne Club, Pittsburgh Athletic As- 
sociation, Americus Republican Club and the Stanton 
Heights Golf Club. He is a thirty-second degree Ma- 
son, Knight Templar and Mystic Shriner. He was 
married in 1887 to Laura Belle Rogers and has two 


Ira Fitch Brainard, president of the Pittsburgh 
Live Stock Exchange, was born in Canfield, Mahoning 
county, 0., January 1, 1840, the son of 
Calvin Cone and Sophia Fitch Brainard. 
He married Fannie A. Heaton Septem- 
ber 1, 1862. Mr. Brainard came to Pittsburgh in 1867 
and went into business in August of the latter year. 
He is vice-president of the National Live Stock Ex- 
change, a director in the Liberty National and the Lib- 
erty Savings Banks, of Pittsburgh; of the Citizens 
Savings Bank & Trust Company, of Salem, 0., and of 
the Westmoreland Specialty Glass Company, Grape- 
ville, Pa. He is a veteran of the Civil War and a mem- 
ber of Duquesne Lodge No. 546, F. & A. M.; Pitts- 
burgh Consistory Syria Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S. ; the 
Duquesne and Country Clubs; the Pittsburgh Board 
of Trade, and Sons of the American Revolution. 


Spang, dial f ant & Co., Inc., Pittsburgh. 



The late John Weakley Chalfant, one of Pittsburgh's most prominent business men, 
was born at Turtle Creek, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, December 13, 1827. His 

father, Henry Chalfant, came from near 
Philadelphia in 1827 and settled at Tur- 
tle Creek, where he purchased a farm. 
He married Isabella C. Weakley, daugh- 
ter of Samuel and Hester Weakley, of 
Cumberland county, Pennsylvania. Ten 
children were born to this union, of 
which John W. was the eldest. John W. 
Chalfant grew to maturity on the home 
farm, attending the district school 
which was supplemented by a course in 
Jefferson College at Canonsburg. Grad- 
uating from that institution in 1850, he 
entered the employ of Zug & Painter, 
iron manufacturers of Pittsburgh, 
where he remained until 1855-56, when 
he purchased an interest in the firm of 
Spang & Company, iron manufacturers. 
In 1858 the firm name was changed to 
Spang, Chalfant & Company, the firm 
being composed of Charles H. Spang, 
John W. Chalfant, Campbell B. Herron, 
Alexander M. Byers and A. G. Lloyd. 
George A. Chalfant, a brother of our 
subject, became a member in 1863. 
During the life of John W. Chalfant he 
was associated with nearly every enterprise that had for its purpose the upbuilding and 
development of the financial, manufacturing and social interests of Pittsburgh and vicin- 
ity. He was the promoter and organizer of the Pittsburgh and Western Railroad, also of 
the Pittsburgh Junction Railroad. He was one of the organizers and for years was 
president of the People's National Bank; he served as president of the Manufacturers' 
and Merchants' Insurance Company of Pittsburgh; and was a director of the People's 
Savings Bank, Spang, Chalfant & Company, Isabella Furnace Company, Pittsburgh Lo- 
comotive Works, Western Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and 
Dumb, Western Pennsylvania Hospital and Allegheny General Hospital. He was one of 
the founders and for many years served as president of the Duquesne Club. When it 
was decided to hold a sanitary fair in Pittsburgh for the benefit of the soldiers in the 
field in our Civil War, Mr. Chalfant, with two others, was sent to Cleveland, Ohio, to 
negotiate for buildings that had been used for similar purposes in that city. Upon their 
arrival they found that if secured, the bargain must be closed at once, and without wait- 
ing to confer with the home mission they assumed all the risks and gave their individual 


JOHN W. CHALFANT.— Continued. 

notes for ten thousand dollars. This was a large amount for these young men. The 
project proved a great success, and over a quarter of a million was realized. He was 
president of the board of trustees for many years of the First Presbyterian Church of 
Pittsburgh. Mr. Chalfant was probably the first man in the world to use natural gas for 
manufacturing purposes. The gas was piped to his iron mills before other manufactur- 
ers utilized it. May 31, 1860 John W. Chalfant married Miss Ellen Quigley McCrea, 
daughter of William and Liberty M. McCrea. To Mr. and Mrs. Chalfant five children 
were born, all of whom are living: Mrs. Mary C. McKee, Isabella C, Henry, Eleanor Mc- 
Crea and Annie Chalfant. Mr. Chalfant died December 28, 1898. 


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George Westinghouse, inventor and manufacturer, was born October 6, 1846, in 
Schoharie county, New York. His parents were George Westinghouse and Emeline (nee 
Vedder) Westinghouse. He was educated in the public schools and attended Union Col- 
lege until he reached sophomore year. Later he received a number of honorary degrees 
from educational institutions. As a boy he spent much time in his father's machine 
shop, at the age of 15 inventing a rotary engine. He married Miss Marguerite Erskine 
Walker in 1867. He is the inventor of an improved air brake, many other railroad appli- 
ances and numerous improved types of engines. Mr. Westinghouse is not only an in- 
ventor, however, but a man of remarkable executive and business ability. He soon be- 
came the head of one of the most wonderful manufacturing enterprises in the world. He 
is president of 30 corporations with an aggregate capital of $120,000,000. 





When William H. Singer died, on September 4, 1909, Pittsburgh lost one of its most 
progressive men, one of its most potential manufacturing factors, one of its men who 
had piled up many worthy achievements and helped to place Pittsburgh in the forefront 
as the greatest industrial center of the world. Mr. Singer was one of the best known of 
the pioneer steelmasters. He aided in laying the Gibraltar foundation upon which the 
great Pittsburgh iron and steel industry was builded. 

He was born on October 2, 1835, in Pittsburgh, and was educated in the public schools 
of that city, and later entered the Western University of Pennsylvania (now known as the 
University of Pittsburgh). His advent into the then youthful steel industry was during 
the early days of his youth. He entered the employ of G. & J. H. Shoenberger & Co., 
which firm had begun the manufacture of blister-steel in Pittsburgh in 1833. 

A few years later, Mr. Singer became a member of the firm of Singer, Nimick & Co., 
which had been organized in 1848 as the Singer, Hartman & Company, by his eldest 
brother, John Singer, and which, as early as 1853, was already manufacturing crucible 
cast steel of high grade. 

In 1860 Mr. Singer became the head of the firm and retained that position for 40 
years. In 1900 the concern was absorbed by the Crucible Steel Company of America, of 
which Mr. Singer was a director until the time of his death, September 4, 1909. He 
was also one of those captains of industry who organized the Pittsburgh Bessemer Steel 
Company, which built the Homestead steel works and, after those works were purchased 
by Andrew Carnegie, served as a director of the Carnegie Steel Company. 

Mr. Singer's life was not alone notable for his endeavors along business and manu- 
facturing lines, for he was an inventor of some prominence. In the course of his prac- 
tical business experience, Mr. Singer made and perfected several inventions of value, for 
some of which he was granted patents by the United States Government. Among the 
most prominent of these was the "rolling coulter machine," now universally employed 
for rolling the bevel on plow-coulters and harrow disks. He also invented a method for 
compressing the liquid steel ingots designed for the manufacture of circular saws, where- 
by the seams liable to occur on the teeth, which caused the split teeth, were eliminated. 
Additional patents relating to the manufacture of plow steel, etc., were very valuable to 
Singer, Nimick & Co. and other licensees. 

Mr. Singer was a life-long resident of Pittsburgh, and for many years was known as 
one of the most prominent and influential men there, not only in business and manufac- 
turing activity, but in other lines of commercial and home life. He was well known and 
highly respected in Pittsburgh's social, religious, charitable and municipal affairs. He 
was known as a conscientious and consistent church man and his work along charitable 
lines brought him many encomiums, not only from those whom he directly benefited by 
his philanthropy, but also from his co-workers in the worthy cause. 

He was a leader in the American metallurgical industry and was one of those men 
who recognized the importance of the American Institute of Mining Engineers. He was 
a member for many years and gave to it his cordial support, and was not lacking in en- 
thusiasm and sincerity when support was essentially needed. He became a member of 
the Institute in 1873, when the young society numbered about 200, and when such names 
as his not only were potent aids to its further co-operation between the theoretical students 
of mining and metallurgy, and the practical managers of mining and metallurgical opera- 
tions, to which the usefulness of the Institute has been so largely due. He supported the 
organization to the last in the same loyal spirit in which he joined and which he displayed 
during succeeding years. Mr. Singer not only was one of those who aided in the organ- 
ization of the Pittsburgh Bessemer Steel Company, but was president of the concern 
until it was purchased by the Carnegie Steel Company. He was 74 years old at the time 
of his death, and during that three-score and fourteen years he did much in the interest 
of the iron and steel industry. 



Samuel Alfred Taylor, engineer 
and man of civic affairs, is a son of 
Charles T. and Elizabeth J. Taylor. 
He was in charge of the drafting for the 
Structural Department of the Carnegie 
Steel Company at Homestead until 
1888, when he entered the employ of the 
Pennsylvania Railroad. Since 1893, 
when he left the service of that organi- 
zation, he has been in private practice 
of engineering in Pittsburgh. He is a 
member of the leading national engi- 
neers' and forestry organizations; he is 
president of the Engineers' Society of 
Western Pennsylvania, and past presi- 
dent of both the American Mining Con- 
gress and the Mining Institute of Amer- 
ica. He is a member of the Board of 
Trustees of the University of Pitts- 
burgh and Dean of its School of Mines. 
He is a member of the Duquesne, Uni- 
versity and Press Clubs of Pittsburgh; 
president of the League of Boroughs 
and Townships of Allegheny County; 
president and manager of several Penn- 
sylvania and West Virginia coal com- 
panies, and is secretary of the Pitts- 
burgh Coal Operators' Association. 


William Metcalf Parkin, a me- 
chanical and mining engineer, was born 
in Pittsburgh, December 25th, 1877, the 
son of Charles Parkin and Anna Dravo 
Parkin. In 1900 he received the B. A. 
degree at Stanford University, Cali- 
fornia, in mine engineering. From the 
Columbia University School of Mines, 
New York City, in 1902 he received the 
degree of Mining Engineer. Mr. Parkin 
has been extensively engaged in min- 
ing properties and coal properties, both 
as an operator and as an engineer. He 
has become identified with the Jones' in- 
terests in their large properties, the 
Four States Coal & Coke Company of 
West Virginia. In politics he has been 
prominently affiliated with the Pro- 
gressives. He maintains memberships 
in the following clubs in Pittsburgh : 
Duquesne, University, Athletic Associa- 
tion, Stanton Heights Golf Club, Engi- 
neers' Society of Western Pennsylvania, 
Iron City Club. Mr. Parkin is a mem- 
ber of a family long identified with the 
steel and iron business of Pittsburgh. 



Julian Kennedy, inventor, engineer and expert steel manufacturer, was born March 
15, 1852, near Youngstown, 0. His parents were Thomas Walter Kennedy and Margaret 
(nee Truesdale) Kennedy. 

Julian Kennedy inherited from his 
father an intense love for mechanics and 
unusual natural skill in handling ma- 
chinery. After attending the public 
schools of Ohio Mr. Kennedy entered 
the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale 
University, from which he graduated in 
1875. He completed a post-graduate 
course in the university and filled the 
chair of physics in the Sheffield Scien- 
tific School for several years. 

After he left the university Mr. 
Kennedy was connected for a short time 
with the Briar Hill Iron Company. The 
position was not satisfactory, however, 
and soon he resigned. Following this 
Mr. Kennedy was for one year superin- 
tendent of the Morse Bridge Works. 

Realizing that the Pittsburgh dis- 
trict was destined to become the center 
of the iron and steel manufacturing 
business and that it offered unexcelled 
opportunities for advancement to young 
men interested in this occupation, Mr. 
Kennedy went to Braddock in 1879, 
where he soon became superintendent of the blast furnaces in the Edgar Thomson Steel 
Works, remaining in charge of the department for four years. 

It was while in charge of the Edgar Thomson furnaces that Mr. Kennedy's genius 
as an inventor developed practically. During this time he invented the fluid cinder car, 
improved the hot blast stoves then in use and constructed many other devices of great 
value in the smelting of ore. 

From 1883 until 1886 Mr. Kennedy was in charge of the Lucy Furnaces, and when 
they came under the control of the same company which operated the Homestead Works, 
he became superintendent of both plants. In 1886 Mr. Kennedy built an improved plate 
mill, and during the following year he constructed an armor plate or universal mill. 
In the construction of this mill Mr. Kennedy made use of many of his own inventions and 
original plans, including an automatic device for charging ingots and tabling them. He 
invented hydraulic shears which can handle a 50-ton ingot. 

Mr. Kennedy's next position was chief engineer at the Latrobe Steel Works, Latrobe, 
Pa. There he perfected many devices useful in the manufacture of iron and steel. He 
remained with this company for a number of years, then opened offices as a consulting 
engineer in Pittsburgh. At present he is located in the Bessemer building. Mr. Ken- 
nedy's services have been retained and his remarkable inventive genius employed in the 
construction of many of the largest and most important plants in all parts of the United 

Mr. Kennedy belongs to the Duquesne Club, the Country Club, the Pittsburgh Ath- 
letic Association and the University Clubs of Pittsburgh and New York. 

Mr. Kennedy possesses a pleasing personality. He is interested in many philan- 
thropies. His wife is Jennie Eliza Kennedy. 





John Edward Schlieper was born in Arnsberg, 
Westphalia, Germany, August 12, 1860, the son of J. L. 
Schlieper and Fanny Schlieper (nee 
Hachenberg) . Mr. Schlieper attended 
the Polytechnic School in Germany, and 
in 1881 removed to America, settling in 
the Pittsburgh district. He began work in the draw- 
ing room of the Iron City Bridge Works, eventually be- 
coming constructor in the experimental and construc- 
tion work for Mr. George Westinghouse, and later as- 
sistant engineer to J. P. Witherow. He became chief 
engineer for the Sterling Boiler Company. In 1893 he 
entered business for himself and has so continued. He 
has patented and designed the Pittsburgh feed water 
heaters and purifiers. He is manager of the Schlieper 
Engineering Company. For three years he was in the 
Engineering Department of the German Navy, and was 
one of the crew saved from the German battleship S. 
M. S. Grosser Kurfuerst, which was sunk May 31, 1878. 


George W. Schusler was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., 
September 26, 1880, the son of P. J. Schusler and Hen- 
rietta Schusler (nee Hofmeister) . Mr. 
Schusler was graduated from Mercers- 
burg Academy in 1898, and in 1902 
from Princeton University, where he was honor man 
of his class and received the degree of C.E. He is a 
graduate engineer, now employed as assistant engineer 
of the city of Pittsburgh, and was in charge of the 
"Hump" improvement. For four years he was en- 
gaged as an engineer with the Pennsylvania Railroad 
Company; for five years he was construction engineer 
with James Stewart & Company, of New York city. 
He was in charge of the construction of the Union 
Depot and terminals in Washington, D. C. He has had 
direct charge of all bond issue improvements, together 
with the designing work, since his connection with the 
Pittsburgh Public Works Department. 

s. H. VAN- 

S. H. Vandergrift was born in Oil City, Pa., June 30, 
1866, the son of J. J. Vandergrift and Henrietta (nee 
Morrow) Vandergrift. He was married 
in 1888 to Miss Alice B. Mercer in New- 
ark, N. J. They are now residents of 
Washington, D. C. Mr. Vandergrift is identified with a 
number of Western Pennsylvania interests. He is vice- 
president of the Apollo Iron and Steel company, and a di- 
rector in the following Pittsburgh banking institutions: 
the Terminal Trust Company, the Pittsburgh Trust Com- 
pany, and the Keystone National Bank. He is a member 
of the Duquesne, Union, and Edgewood Clubs of Pitts- 
burgh; and of the New York Yacht Club, the Thousand 
Islands Yacht Club, the Nittany Rod & Gun Club, and the 
Rebels Club, of Virginia. 



Chief Engineer, The Pittsburgh Coal Company. 




Principal Assistant Engineer, 
Baltimore & Ohio System. 

Mr. Didier's headquarters are at 
Pittsburgh, where he is the highest resi- 
dent official of his department. 


George H. Danner was born Sep- 
tember 29, 1874, in Bloomfield, N. J. 
His parents were the Rev. T. Jefferson 
Danner and Sarah Frances (nee Mar- 
tin) Danner. His parents removed to 
Pittsburgh in 1890. He entered the em- 
ploy of the McConway & Torley Co. in 
1892, and in 1896 accepted a position 
with Best, Fox & Co. When Best, Fox 
& Co. became a corporation under the 
name of the Best Manufacturing Com- 
pany, Mr. Danner was made director 
and secretary of the company. In 1903 
Mr. Danner, with two associates, or- 
ganized the Pittsburgh Piping & Equip- 
ment Company, becoming its president, 
and serving as such ever since. His 
business skill and acumen have been 
largely responsible for the steady and 
continuous growth and prosperity of 
this company. He is president of the 
Hempfield Foundry and director in the 
Franklin Savings & Trust Company ; di- 
rector and treasurer of St. Barnabas 
Free Home, and a director of the George 
Junior Republic at Grove City. 



Borough Engineer for the Boroughs of Carrick, Mt. Oliver, St. Clair and Knoxville, 
and Engineer for Baldwin Township, all situated in Allegheny county ; also a me mber of 
the City Planning Commission of Pitts- 
burgh. Mr. Donley was born in the old 
Twenty-fourth ward, now Sixteenth 
ward, South Side, Pittsburgh, on Janu- 
ary 29, 1877. He is a son of Mark Don- 
ley and Margaret Lavake Donley. 

Mr. Donley's rise to his present 
position in life is remarkable, consider- 
ing his early life. At the death of his 
mother, when he was but two years old, 
he was placed in an orphan's home in 
Allegheny for a period of four years. 
Upon his return he lived with various 
friends of the family on the South Side, 
going to school and working, three 
years of which he sold newspapers after 
school, at the old Pittsburgh Post Office. 
He received his early education at the 
old Wickersham School, South side, and 
at the Pittsburgh High School, working 
on a survey corps during vacation and 
taking up the study of engineering. In 
1895 he entered the employ of the City 
of Pittsburgh, in the Bureau of Surveys 
and Engineering, placing himself under 
private tutoring in engineering, and in 
1898 was rewarded for his hard work by being appointed Assistant City Engineer. After 
holding this position for four years, he spent a year as engineer on the construction of 
the Wabash Railroad near Pittsburgh. 

Mr. Donley then decided to go into the engineering business for himself. In 1904 he 
was made Borough Engineer for Carrick Borough ; in 1908 and 1909 he was elected Engi- 
neer for the Boroughs of Mt. Oliver, St. Clair and Knoxville, and in 1912 was elected En- 
gineer for Baldwin Township. His district comprises a oopulation of about forty thou- 
sand, being nearly all of the South Hills of Pittsburgh. During his short career as an 
engineer he has had supervision of over three million dollars of street and sewer construc- 
tion and other construction work. He has an extensive private practice in engineering in 
addition to the municipal work. His struggles to obtain an education and his early experi- 
ence with adversity broadened his character, gave him confidence and a good supply of 
common sense and practical experience which has been of great value to him in his engi- 
neering work. Mr. Donley is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and 
the Engineers' Society of Pennsylvania and others. He also takes an active part in and is 
a member of many fraternal orders. 

In November, 1911, Mayor W. A. Magee, recognizing his thorough knowledge of 
the city and surrounding territory, appointed him as a member of the City Planning Com- 
mission of Pittsburgh. His devotion and work on this Commission, which is an honorary 
position, is being highly commented upon by leading men of the city. 

Mr. Donley was married in 1899 to Miss Gertrude McGovern, of Duquesne Heights, 
Pittsburgh. He comes from a family whose ancestors were among the early settlers in 
the Colonies, and on both his father's and mother's side served in the Revolutionary War. 
The whole generation always responded quietly to the defense of the nation in time of 
war. His father, Mark Donley, and uncles, Lieut. Sylvester Donley, Col. Charles Cape- 
hart and Gen. Henry Capehart, all served throughout the Civil War with distinction, in 
the West Virginia Cavalry, under Generals Sheridan and Custer, while his brother, Cus- 
ter Donley, and cousin, Lieut.-Col. Edward Capehart, served in the Navy throughout the 
Spanish-American War. 



Thomas M. Pepperday was born in Brooklyn, New York, September 16, 1885. He 
is the son of Joseph Alexander Pepperday, a native of Pittsburgh, and Mary (nee Fox) 
Pepperday. Before entering the automobile business Mr. Pepperday received a liberal ed- 
ucation. He first attended the public schools of New Rochelle, New York. Later Mr. 
Pepperday was graduated from Dwight College and after that he studied law. 

In the month of December, 1900, Mr. Pepperday entered the automobile business, 
being affiliated with Smith and Mabeley, pioneer automobile importers of this country. 
He was located in New York city. That company started the famous Simplex car. When 
Smith and Mabeley went out of business Mr. Pepperday continued with the Simplex Dis- 
tributing Company, retailers, the new owners of that machine. Quinby and Company 
purchased one of the Simplex companies and Mr. Pepperday, still following the fortunes 
of his car, went with the new owners. 

Quinby and Company sent Mr. Pepperday to Pittsburgh as its representative for 
Simplex and S. G. V. automobiles (the most expensive cars on the market). Mr. Pepper- 
day then purchased Quinby and Company's interests in Pittsburgh and formed the T. M. 
Pepperday Company, of which he is sole owner. His company is located at Grant boule- 
vard and Seventh avenue, Pittsburgh. Mr. Pepperday is married and resides in the 
East End section of Pittsburgh. 

A. S. McSwigan, the son of Henry McSwigan, was 

born in Pittsburgh, November 5, 1865. He attended the 

public and parochial schools until aged 14, 

, s * when he went to work as office boy for the 

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Western Union Telegraph Company, soon 
becoming telegraph operator. In 1887 he became a re- 
porter on the Commercial Gazette and three years later, 
city editor of the Post. He continued in the newspaper 
business until 1902 when he became advertising and 
amusement manager for the Philadelphia Company and 
affiliated corporations. Five years later he leased Kenny- 
wood park which he still operates. He married Gene- 
vieve Brady and they live at 217 Tennyson avenue. There 
are five children. He belongs to the Press Club, Colum- 
bus Club, the Art Society of Pittsbugh, the Knights of 
Columbus, the A. 0. H., the C. M. B. A., and St. Paul's 
Cathedral church committee. He is an active worker in 
Catholic charities and civic betterment. 

Anton Lutz, organizer of the Lutz & Son Brewing 
Company and director of the Independent Brewing 

Company, was born in Liberty avenue, 

Pittsburgh. He is the son of Damas 

Lutz and Crezentia Lutz. He started in 
early youth in the brewing business. In 1880 he helped 
form the partnership of Lutz & Walz, which became 
the D. Lutz & Son firm in 1881, when he and his father 
went into business together. This partnership lasted 
until 1894, when they incorporated as the D. Lutz & 
Son Brewing Company, Anton Lutz being president. 
In 1905 the company was sold to become a part of the 
Independent Brewing Company. Mr. Lutz was made 
chairman of the board of directors, which position he 
still holds. He is a member of the Elks fraternal or- 
ganization and of the Catholic Church. Mr. Lutz is 
exceedingly fond of horses. 




Thomas Rodd, civil engineer and business man, was born in London, England, June 
13, 1849. His parents were Horatio Rodd and Anne (nee Theobald) Rodd. When a 
boy five years old he was brought to the 
United States by his parents. His early 
education was in private schools and in 
the public schools. Few man ever re- 
ceived better early training at home and 
at carefully selected schools than Mr. 

For four years Mr. Rodd was a 
student in the United States Naval 
Academy, at Annapolis. He acquitted 
himself there with credit and served 
from 1862 to 1865 as an officer in the 
United States navy. Life on board ship 
under the command of an officer trained 
in the naval service is a hard but bene- 
ficial training for a young man, and 
through faithful attention to duty Mr. 
Rodd reaped full benefit from the serv- 
ice. A few years after Mr. Rodd left 
the navy he secured a position in the 
city engineer's office in Philadelphia. 
He stayed there for three years, leav- 
ing in 1872 to enter the service of the 
Pennsylvania Railroad Company. He 
started humbly as a rodman for a corps 
of surveyors, but his rise was rapid and 
steady. Within less than a year he became assistant engineer. In 1877 he was appointed 
principal assistant engineer. 

Skill in his profession, sterling honesty and steadfast devotion to the interests of 
the company won for Mr. Rodd the supreme confidence of his superiors, and in 1889 he 
was appointed chief engineer of all Pennsylvania lines west of Pittsburgh. 

Few men possess a greater reputation in the engineering profession than Mr. Rodd, 
and from 1890 to 1905, in addition to his work for the Pennsylvania Company, Mr. Rodd 
was engaged in the private practice of his profession. He constructed many large plants 
for manufacturing and other purposes. 

Usually a man interested in scientific problems cares little for business, but Mr. 
Rodd is an exception to this rule. He is active in many business enterprises, and his 
shrewd advice and wise direction has increased the prosperity and prestige of every 
company with which he is connected. Mr. Rodd is a director in the Commonwealth 
Trust Company, the People's Natural Gas and Pipeage Company and in many railroad 

Mr. Rodd delights to mingle with other members of the engineering profession for 
the study of engineering problems, and he belongs to the American Society of Civil Engi- 
neers, the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association, and to 
the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania. 

Few men get more pleasure than Mr. Rodd from social life, and he is a member of 
the Pittsburgh Club, the Duquesne Club, the Allegheny Country Club, the Pittsburgh 
Golf Club, the University Club of Pittsburgh, the Metropolitan Club of New York and 
the Chicago Club. Mr. Rodd lives in a beautiful and tastefully furnished home at 5407 
Ellsworth avenue, Pittsburgh. He was married December 23, 1879, to Mary Watson. 



Among the best known railroad men of Pitts- 
burgh is Edward H. Utley, vice-president and general 
manager of the Bessemer and Lake Erie 
Railroad. He is a native of Wadsworth, 
Ohio, but has resided in Pennsylvania 
since 1869. Mr. Utley's first railway employment was 
in 1867 as station agent with the Chicago, Milwaukee 
and St. Paul Railroad at Granville, Wisconsin. Then 
with the Allegheny Valley R. R., from 1875 to 1889, 
during which time he was general freight and passen- 
ger agent. In 1889 he went with the Carnegie Steel 
Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., as general freight agent. 
Then with the Sales Department of the same company 
until 1897, and finally in that same year under the or- 
ganization of the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad, as 
general freight and passenger agent. In 1901 he be- 
came general manager, and is now also vice-president 
and a director. He is a member of the Duquesne Club. 


Horace F. Baker, prominent attorney and business 
man, was born April 15, 1878, in Mayville, Chautauqua 
county, New York. He is the son of 
George A. Baker and Julia B. Baker, of 
Youngstown, Ohio. He was educated in 
the grammar and high schools of Youngstown, 0. He 
graduated from Harvard College in 1901 and from the 
Harvard law school in 1903. He was admitted to the bar 
January 2, 1904, in Allegheny county. He practiced law 
in Pittsburgh for one and one-half years, then was ap- 
pointed assistant to the general counsel of the Wabash 
railroad lines east of Toledo, O. Upon the appointment 
of receivers for the Wabash Pittsburgh Terminal and 
West Side Belt railroads in May and June, 1908, he was 
retained by the receivers as their counsel. December 18, 
1912, he became receiver of both railroad lines. He is at- 
torney and director for the Pittsburgh Terminal Railroad 
and Coal Company. He belongs to the Duquesne Club. 




Frederick Clinton Baird, Freight Traffic Manager of 
the Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad Company was born 
in Erie County, Pa. His parents were 
George W. Baird and Helen (nee Powell) 
Baird. Mr. Baird was educated in the 
public schools of Erie county. In 1888 he 
went to work for the New York, Chicago & St. Louis 
Railroad Company as a telegraph operator; in 1890 with 
the Northern Pacific Railroad Company; in 1895 with 
the Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad Company, with 
whom he has advanced to his present position. He is a 
member of the Duquesne Club, the Pittsburgh Athletic 
Association, the Union Club, the Traffic Club, of Pitts- 
burgh, B. P. O. Elks, Scottish and York Rites in Mason- 
ry, Shriner Is married and has two sons. 



James Dawson Callery, a man of national reputation in street railway circles and 
a manufacturer of note, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 11, 1857. He 
is the son of James Callery and Rose 
(Downing) Callery. Mr. Callery se- 
cured his education by first attending 
the old Fourth Ward (Pittsburgh) pub- 
lic school. He completed his education 
by attending Notre Dame University, in 
the State of Indiana. 

His first business venture was with 
his father in the leather manufacturing 
business. After attaining considerable 
success in that employment, during 
which he became prominent in the busi- 
ness life of Pittsburgh, Mr. Callery or- 
ganized and operated the Pittsburgh 
Provision Company. 

Adding further to his business suc- 
cess in that venture, Mr. Callery 
launched out into the street railways 
business in 1888, beginning this line of 
activity as president of the Second Ave- 
nue Passenger Railway in his native 
city. From that time to the present Mr. 
Callery has been advancing into the 
higher councils of street railways man- 
agement in Pittsburgh, as well as 
branching out into numerous manufac- 
turing fields. His interests in street railway promotion work was provoked by his serv- 
ice as a director of the West End Passenger Railway back in 1883. He is now the presi- 
dent of the Pittsburgh Railways Company and its underlying concerns. In 1889 and 
from that time to the present he has been extensively engaged in the project of promot- 
ing electric light and gas companies. In Pittsburgh and other large cities he is promi- 
nent in corporation and financial circles. 

Aside from his high standing in the circles active in promoting street railways, Mr. 
Callery is president of the Allegheny County Light Company; president of the Pennsyl- 
vania Light Company ; vice-president of the Philadelphia Company; director of the Co- 
lonial Trust Company of Pittsburgh; director of the Diamond National Bank of Pitts- 
burgh; director of the Diamond Savings Bank of Pittsburgh; director of the United 
Railways Investment Company; vice-president of the Excelsior Express Company; di- 
rector of the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, and director of the 
Westinghouse Machine Company. He is, moreover, prominently connected with a num- 
ber of other industrial concerns in Pittsburgh and throughout the State of Pennsyl- 

Mr. Callery is a member of the Duquesne Club of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Coun- 
try Club, the University Club and the Allegheny Country Club. He is a member of the 
Metropolitan Club in Washington, D. C, and the Railroad Club in New York city. Mr. 
Callery wields considerable power in shaping the business destinies of Pittsburgh. In 
the marts of his native city he has been unusually active for many years, and his name 
has been identified with a number of movements launched for the purpose of advancing 
the interests of the Smoky City. His ability has brought him recognition not alone in 
Pittsburgh and the Keystone State, but he is a national figure in various fields of business. 



Jesse Rose Leonard, oil and gas 
operator, was born in Erie, Pa., Sep- 
tember 10, 1848, the son of William and 
Nancy (Prindle) Leonard. When 17 
years old he left the family farm and 
went to work in the oil field then open- 
ing up on Oil Creek, in Venango county, 
Pa. He soon became a producer of pe- 
troleum, and later of natural gas; he 
also engaged actively in the banking 
business. He is now a director and 
president of the Devonian Oil Company, 
a director and vice-president of the 
Oklahoma Natural Gas Company; di- 
rector and president of the Beaver 
Trust Company, and director of the Co- 
lumbia National Bank. Mr. Leonard is 
affiliated with several Masonic orders; 
is also a member of the Duquesne Club 
of Pittsburgh. By his marriage to 
Mary McGee (deceased), of Clarion 
county, he has five children ; and by his 
second wife, Bertha Ault, of the same 
county, he has two children. He resides 
at Beaver, Pa. 


William Addison Magee, mayor of 
Pittsburgh, was born May 4, 1873, in 
Pittsburgh. He was educated in the 
grade schools of Pittsburgh and in the 
Pittsburgh High School. He was ad- 
mitted to the Allegheny county bar in 
June, 1895. Two years later he was ap- 
pointed assistant district attorney for 
Allegheny county. After serving in 
this capacity for one year Mr. Magee 
resigned and became a candidate for 
common council from the Twenty-third 
ward of Pittsburgh. He was elected 
and re-elected in 1900, serving in coun- 
cil until he was elected to the state sen- 
ate April 16, 1901, to fill the vacancy 
caused by the death of his uncle, Chris- 
topher Lyman Magee. In 1909 Mr. Ma- 
gee was elected mayor of Pittsburgh. 
During the time that he has held this 
office many millions of dollars have been 
voted by the people to be expended for 
civic improvement. Many fine streets 
and bridges have been built, but the 
"Hump cut" more than any other civic 
improvement will become historic. 



James Buchanan Yohe, general manager, the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad 
Company, was born June 24, 1856, near Bentleyville, Washington county, Pennsylvania. 
His parents were David Yohe and Eliza 
(nee Zook) Yohe. 

An education such as high school 
and college offers is of great advantage 
to the young man who would succeed in 
business or in a profession, but often a 
man handicapped by lack of these ad- 
vantages will rise to the very top in the 
struggle of life. The man whose boy- 
hood days were spent in the country or 
in a village where pure air and plenty of 
healthful outdoor work caused him to 
develop a hardy constitution and strong 
powers of endurance, succeeds oftener 
than does the boy reared in the city. 
James Buchanan Yohe received only a 
common school education, but he pos- 
sessed the alert mind and the hardy, en- 
during physique of the country lad, 
which has enabled him to rise high in 
the business world, acquiring a practical 
education in the school of experience as 
he struggled to earn a living for himself 
and those dependent upon him. 

When but fourteen years of age, he 
entered the railway service as a tele- 
graph operator in the employ of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company, Pittsburgh Di- 
vision. This was on February 4, 1871, and ever since he has been engaged continuously 
in the transportation business. Few men have stuck as close to one line of work as has 
Mr. Yohe, and few men have been as amply rewarded for their endeavors, not only finan- 
cially, but in the esteem and respect of their associates. From the very start, Mr. Yohe 
has enjoyed the confidence of his superiors. The efficient and honest service which he 
renders has been rewarded with rapid and steady promotions until now he is general 
manager of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Company and leased lines, with head- 
quarters at Pittsburgh. 

Notwithstanding Mr. Yohe's faithful service with various railroad companies, he has 
found time to become actively associated with other business enterprises. He is a di- 
rector of the Pension Mutual Life Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, and of the First 
National Bank of McKees Rocks. Both these institutions have been greatly benefited by 
the shrewd business sense and practical wisdom of the veteran railroader. He is also an 
active member of the Old Time Telegraphers' Association. 

Mr. Yohe is interested in all projects for civic betterment, and is a member of the 
Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Yohe is a member and trustee of Christ Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh, and is an enthusiastic worker in the Railroad De- 
partment of the Young Men's Christian Association, being a member of the Executive 
Committee of the New York Central Lines' Federation of Railroad Associations. He is a 
member of the Duquesne Club and the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, and stands high 
in the Masonic fraternity. Mr. Yohe makes friends readily and wins the regard of every 
one with whom he comes in contact, whether it be an humble employe or the president of 
the company. 



Edward Augustus Woods was born 
January 1, 1865, at Pittsburgh, the son 
of Dr. George Woods and Mrs. Ellen 
Crane Woods. He was graduated from 
the Western University of Pennsyl- 
vania. He entered the insurance busi- 
ness as an office boy. He became as- 
sociated with the Equitable Life As- 
surance Society in November, 1880, and 
10 years later was appointed manager 
for the district of Pittsburgh. January 
1, 1911, he incorporated the Edward A. 
Woods agency of that company, of 
which he is president and manager. He 
is also a director of the Union Savings 
Bank of Pittsburgh, a director in the 
National Union Fire Insurance Com- 
pany, and a director in the Western Na- 
tional Bank. He is a member of the 
Duquesne Club, Union Club, Pittsburgh 
Country Club, Pittsburgh Athletic As- 
sociation, Edgeworth Club of Sewickley 
and the Lawyers' Club of New York. 
Mr. Woods is an international authority 
on insurance and is a prolific writer on 
academic as well as practical issues. 


William Lewis Clark is president of 
the W. L. Clark Company, Fire Insur- 
ance Brokers, with a suite of offices in 
the Peoples Bank building, Fourth ave- 
nue and Wood street, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
He is a Pittsburgher, the son of David 
G. Clark and Mary J. Clark, and was 
born March 19, 1872. His early educa- 
tion was received in the public schools 
and high school of Pittsburgh, after 
which he entered the fire insurance 
business. He organized the W. L. Clark 
Company, which occupies a prominent 
place in the insurance field. The com- 
pany is a member of the Board of Fire 
Underwriters of Allegheny County, Pa. 
In the Club world, Mr. Clark is a mem- 
ber of the Union Club, Country Club 
and Pittsburgh Athletic Association. 



Following a lifetime spent in railroad service, Henry Ward McMasters is recognized 
as one of the leading figures in the transportation world. Having worked his way 
through all the departments of the rail- 
road business, Mr. McMasters is what is 
termed a self-made man who has won 
exceptional success by force of merit. 
Mr. McMasters was born at George- 
town, near Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 
September 29, 1860. His father was 
William Henry and his mother Martha 
(Hough) McMasters. On both sides of 
the family he is of Scotch extraction. 

In 1868 the family moved to the 
United States, and young McMasters 
was brought up as an American. He 
received his education in the public 
schools of Pontiac and Grand Ledge, 
Mich., and as this was a period of rail- 
road building, he turned to that field of 
endeavor. He was only 14 years old 
when he went to work as a telegraph 
operator, in 1874, on the Detroit, Lans- 
ing & Northern Railroad, now a part of 
the Marquette system. In December, 
1878, he went with the Grand Rapids & 
Indiana Railroad as a telegraph opera- 
tor, and from 1880 to 1882 was a train 
dispatcher on the same road. 

In 1882 he became a train dispatcher on the Peninsular division of the Chicago & 
Northwestern Railroad, remaining there for two years. Then, from 1884 to 1889, he 
was chief dispatcher and train master on the Oregon Short Line of the Union Pacific sys- 
tem. From 1889 to 1893, Mr. McMasters was chief dispatcher on the Idaho division of 
the Northern Pacific Railroad, with headquarters at Spokane, Wash., and from 1893 to 
1900 was train master on the same road. 

May 1, 1900, he was appointed superintendent of the Wheeling & Lake Erie Rail- 
road, with headquarters at Massillon, and afterward moved to Toledo, serving until June, 
1905. Then, until September, 1905, he was superintendent of the consolidated lines, 
comprising the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad, the Wabash-Pittsburgh Railroad and 
the West Side Belt Railroad, at Canton, O. He then became general superintendent of 
these lines, with headquarters at Pittsburgh. 

From May, 1908, Mr. McMasters served as receiver and general manager of the 
Wabash Pittsburgh Terminal Railroad and the West Side Belt Railroad, his office con- 
tinuing in Pittsburgh. 

Higher honors were yet in store for Mr. McMasters, and on January 1, 1913, he be- 
came general manager of the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad Company, with offices in 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

Mr. McMasters is a member of the Duquesne, Country and Pittsburgh Athletic 
Clubs, of Pittsburgh, and of the Toledo Club, of Toledo, O. 

Mr. McMasters has been married twice. His first wife was Miss Belle Cobbs, of 
Cadillac, Mich., who died in 1895. In 1901 he married Miss May Thoma, of Toledo. 

Mr. McMasters is known as a thoroughly practical railroader of a high order of 


John Criswell Hill, banker, lumber and insurance 
man, of Pittsburgh, was born March 8, 1873, in Pitts- 
burgh. He is a son of James B. Hill and 
JOHN ^ Elizabeth M. Criswell Hill. From 1896 

HILL to 1900 Mr. Hill was engaged in the 

lumber business with the firm of J. B. 
Hill & Sons, at Wilkinsburg, and from 1900 to 1908 
was the head of the John C. Hill Company, dealers in 
builders' supplies, lumber and mill supplies. In 1908 
Mr. Hill began the active work of organizing the 
Standard Life Insurance Company. This effort 
met with success, and the company was established 
under the name of the Standard Life Insurance Com- 
pany of America, with home offices in Pittsburgh, and 
with Mr. Hill as treasurer. He also is a director in the 
Homewood Peoples Bank of Pittsburgh. Mr. Hill is 
a Mason. 


S. Jarvis Adams, Jr., general agent in Pittsburgh 
of the Union Central Life Insurance Company, of Cin- 
cinnati, was born January 9, 1880, in 
Pittsburgh. His parents were S. Jarvis 
Adams and Emma Virginia (nee An- 
shutz) Adams. Mr. Adams was educated in Kiski- 
minetas Springs school, Saltsburg, Pa., and at the 
Shadyside Academy, Pittsburgh. He started in the in- 
surance business as solicitor and rose rapidly until he 
became general agent. Recently Mr. Adams has been 
active in politics. In 1912 he helped organize the Pro- 
gressive Republican League of Allegheny county and 
was made treasurer. He also was elected a delegate 
to the Republican State Convention, and aided in or- 
ganizing the Progressive party, in which he has held 
important offices. Mr. Adams belongs to the Pitts- 
burgh Athletic Association, and takes an especial in- 
terest in lawn tennis. 


Louis Volz, president and incorporator of the Ger- 
man Beneficial union, was born in Germany, March 17, 
1848. He was educated in the grade and 
high schools of Germany, where he learned 
the trade of printing. At the age of 21 he joined the 
German army as required by law and served with credit 
during the Franco-Prussian war. After this he came to 
Pittsburgh and was for two years with the Volksblatt 
Publishing Company. In 1874 he started a printing es- 
tablishment of his own, and he was well recognized as the 
German-English printer in Pittsburgh. Mr. Volz was 
one of the organizers of the German Beneficial Union, 
and he became its first president in 1892. At present he 
holds the same office, and devotes his entire time and at- 
tention to the interests of the Union. Its headquarters 
are at 1505-7 Carson Street, Pittsburgh. 



R. L. O'Donnel, general 
superintendent of the West- 
ern Pennsylvania Division 
of the Pennsylvania Rail- 
road, entered the service of 
the Pennsylvania Company 
in 1883 as a rodman. He 
is a member of the Pitts- 
burgh Industrial Develop- 
ment Commission and is a 
director of the Pittsburgh 
Chamber of Commerce. He 
is a member of the Pitts- 
burgh Club, the Duquesne 
Club and other clubs in 
Western Pennsylvania and 
elsewhere. Honest, effi- 
cient service, attention to 
detail, skillful organization 
and handling of men are 
a c k n o w 1 edged achieve- 
ments of Mr. O'Donnel. 

J. c. 

James C. McKalip, Auditor of the Bessemer & Lake 
Erie Railroad Company is a native of Parnassus, Pa. He 
is the son of James T. McKalip and Mary 
Elizabeth McKalip ; was educated in Par- 
nassus Public Schools and at the age of 
seventeen obtained a position in Accounting Department 
of the Allegheny Valley Railroad Company. When that 
company was absorbed by the Pennsylvania Railroad 
Company, Mr. McKalip accepted service with the latter 
organization and located in Philadelphia, later entering 
employ of the Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad Company 
and subsequently was appointed Auditor ; is a member of 
the Duquesne Club, Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 
Young Men's Republican Tariff Club. Traffic Club of 
Pittsburgh, German Club of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh 
Lodge No. 484, Free and Accepted Masons. Mr. McKalip 
is the type of strong, self-reliant man who owes his ad- 
vancement in life entirely to his own efforts. 



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John Alfred Brashear, distinguished manufacturer 
of the North Side, Pittsburgh, was born in Brownsville in 
1840, the son of B. Brashear and Julia 
Brashear. He is a graduate of Western 
University of Pennsylvania, Princeton 
University, Wooster and Washington and 
Jefferson College. He married Miss Phoebe Stewart, of 
Pittsburgh, September 25, 1862. He learned the machinist 
trade and later became a mechanical engineer. Then en- 
tered his present business as manufacturer of astronom- 
ical and physical instruments. He was acting director of 
the Allegheny Observatory, acting chancellor of the West- 
ern University of Pennsylvania, past president Western 
Pennsylvania Engineers' Society and Pittsburgh Acade- 
my Arts and Sciences. He is a member of many distin- 
guished scientific societies both in England, the continent 
and America. 


Peter W. Hepburn was born at Stratford, Ontario, 
Canada, a son of Alexander and Jessie Wood Hepburn. 
He received his education in the common 
and high schools, and studied book-keep- 
ing and penmanship in a business college ; 
five years later for over a year was tutored by an expert 
mechanical engineer. He served a practical apprentice- 
ship as a machinist, and then worked at the trade for 18 
years, making a specialty along the line of water works, 
pumping engines and all kinds of power engines. During 
seven years of that time he was an erecting engineer. In 
March, 1908, Mr. Hepburn went to the Carnegie Institute 
of Technology as a member of the faculty, and was placed 
in charge of the machine department. Since that time he 
has added several features to the department, including 
instruction in automobile construction. He is married, 
has three children and is a member of the Masonic order. 


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John Wesley Beatty is Director of Fine Arts Carnegie 
Institute, Pittsburgh, and is a native of that city. He is 
the son of Richard Beatty and received 
JOHN his early education in Pittsburgh. He was 

wesley a student at the Academy of Fine Arts and 

beatty. received the honorary degree of A. M. in 

the Western University of Pennsylvania 
1900. He married Miss Cora B. Hamnett of Pittsburgh 
in 1883. He executed the etching "Return to Labor" now 
in the Evans collection, Washington. He has served fre- 
quently as a member of juries on paintings, advisory 
boards and art commissions. He is a member of well- 
known art societies and is an author on art subjects. 



Wickliffe Campbell Lyne, Pittsburgh manager of the Union Central and senior 
ex-president of the Pittsburgh Life Underwriters' Association, is a Virginian by birth, a 
Pennsylvanian by residence and busi- 
ness interests for more than forty years. 

He belongs to one of the oldest and 
best families of Virginia, represented 
with distinction by Colonial and Revolu- 
tionary officers and by members of the 
House of Virginia Burgesses, Congress 
and President's Cabinet. The family 
came originally from Bristol, England — 
the resident town of William Penn — and 
brought with them the family's coat-of- 
arms, honored by the character and 
achievement of ancient Scotch and Eng- 
lish ancestry. 

William Lyne, his great grand- 
father, was an ardent patriot in the 
American Revolution, serving on Com- 
mittee of Safety, 1775, and Colonel of 
Minute-men, 1776, and before and dur- 
ing the Revolution as a prominent mem- 
ber of the House of Burgesses, George 
Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick 
Henry, Peyton Randolph and Edmund 
Pendleton being actively associated with 
him as fellow members. Prominent also 
in family connection were Colonel 

George Baylor, of Washington's staff; General Thomas Dunbar (descendant of Earl of 
Dunbar), of the French and Indian War, the Commander-in-Chief of the British forces 
in North America after Braddock's defeat ; Sir Richard Waller, "the Hero of Agincourt," 
whose capture of the French Prince of Orleans added the Ducal Crest to his arms, is in 
the direct line of descent on Mr. Lyne's mother's side — Mary Dunbar Edwards. The con- 
gressional tariff leader, William Lyne Wilson, author of the "Wilson Bill" and Postmas- 
ter General in Cleveland's Cabinet, was nephew of Dr. Robert Baylor Lyne, father of 
Wickliffe C. Lyne. 

W. C. Lyne, after graduating in 1870 with honor in classics and sciences at Bethany 
College, West Virginia, engaged in educational work for fifteen years, serving with 
marked efficiency and success as principal of the Classical Academy at Burgettstown, Pa., 
Normal School, Claysville, Pa. ; principal of the Washington, Pa., high school, and for five 
years as principal of Park School in Pittsburgh; and lecturer for several years on litera- 
ture and history in a normal college. His reputation for scholarly work brought him the 
offer of the chair of Latin and Greek at Bethany College, the chair of Belles Letters 
from another honored institution of learning, the presidency of a normal college in Ohio 
and of a State normal college in Pennsylvania. Declining these, he accepted the position 
of manager for Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia of National Life of Vermont, 
in which field his executive ability, unswerving integrity and business initiative made 
him conspicuously successful. He was recognized by the Governor of the State as one of 
the foremost underwriters of Pennsylvania. His services were sought by other larger 
corporations, and he accepted the general management in Pittsburgh and adjoining terri- 


tory of the Union Central — the largest financial institution in Ohio, and one of the lead- 
ing great life insurance companies. He was one of the organizers of the Pittsburgh Life 
Underwriters, served twice as chairman of the Executive Committee and once as presi- 
dent. His writings and discussions of life insurance attracted wide attention and were 
favorably noticed by the European press ; and his address before Alumni College Associa- 
tion and State convention were scholarly and forcible. 

He was one of the three Pennsylvania underwriters appointed to secure anti-rebate 
legislation at Harrisburg, and the successful passage of this bill was followed by similar 
statutes in over forty States. 

Mr. Lyne has been identified with civic and public interests, serving on the director- 
ate of a national bank, trust company and insurance company, and as trustee of the Pitts- 
burgh Art Society, the Mozart Musical Society, board of directors of Bethany College, 
Sons of American Revolution, and as a member of the Academy of Science and Art, His- 
torical Society, the American Academy of Political and Social Science of Philadelphia. He 
is a member of the Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce and the Duquesne Club. 

Mr. Lyne's children are : Wickliffe Bull, of Princeton, 1901 ; Robert Addison, Sarah 
Harman and Virginia Brown. His wife, Mary Winters, deceased, was a Colonial Dame 
by direct descent of Governors Henry Bull, Wm. Hutchison and John Coggeshall, Colonial 
executives of Rhode Island and founders of Portsmouth and Newport. 




Arthur Arton Hamerschlag, educator and engi- 
neer, was born in Nebraska in 1867, the son of William 
ARTHUR an d Frances Hamerschlag. He was edu- 

cated in the public schools of Omaha 
and New York and by private tutors; 
and received the honorary degree of 
Sc.D. from Lehigh University and West- 
ern University of Pennsylvania, and LL.D. from Trinity 
College, Hartford, Conn. He married, December 23, 
1901, Miss Elizabeth Ann Tollast. He was superin- 
tendent of St. George's Evening Trade School, New 
York, 1892-1903; and has been director of the Carne- 
gie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, since 1903. 
He is a member of the Society for the Promotion of 
Engineering Education, American Association for the 
Advancement of Science, Western Society of Engi- 
neers, Pittsburgh City Planning Commission and 
Chamber of Commerce, and of the Duquesne Club. 


Clifford Brown Connelley, M. A., Sc.D., is a son of 
George and Elizabeth Brown Connelley, and was born 
Clifford in Monongahela City, Pa., March 18, 
1863. He is head of the School of 
Applied Industries of the Carnegie In- 
stitute of Technology and a member of 
the Board of Public Education of Pittsburgh; a mem- 
ber of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 
and other scientific organizations. He is president of 
the Manual Arts Association of Allegheny County, a 
member of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association and 
Americus Republican Club. He is author of numerous 
papers on industrial education. His past service as an 
educator includes his work as principal of the Fifth 
Ward Manual Training School, North Side, Pittsburgh ; 
superintendent of mechanical department, Western 
University of Pennsylvania; supervisor of industrial 
schools, old Allegheny and Pittsburgh. 


s. b. Mccormick. 

Chancellor Samuel Black McCor- 
mick, head of the University of Pitts- 
burgh, was born May 6, 1858, in Irwin, 
Westmoreland county, the son of Dr. 
James Irwin McCormick and Rachel 
Long Black McCormick. He was grad- 
uated in 1880 from Washington & Jef- 
ferson College with the degree of Bach- 
elor of Arts. In 1883 that institution 
conferred upon him the degree of Mas- 
ter of Arts ; in 1897, Doctor of Divinity, 
and in 1902, Doctor of Laws. He read 
law with H. H. McCormick, Esq., from 
1878 to 1882, and was admitted to the 
Allegheny county bar in July, 1882. He 
practiced in Pittsburgh during 1882 and 
1883 and in Denver, Colorado, from 1883 
to 1887. He was graduated from the 
Western Theological Seminary in May, 
1890 ; served as pastor of the Central 
Presbyterian Church of Allegheny city 
from 1890 to 1894; from then until 
1897 pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church in Omaha, Nebraska ; president 
of Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 
from 1897 until 1904, when he became 
chancellor of the University of Pitts- 

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Harrison Warwick Craver, libra- 
rian of the Carnegie Library of Pitts- 
burgh, was born in Owaneco, Illinois, 
August 10, 1875, the son of Harrison 
Eugene and Caroline E. (Weirauch) 
Craver. His early experience was as an 
expert chemist. In 1900 and 1901 he 
was technology librarian in Carnegie 
Library, Pittsburgh; during 1902, as- 
sistant superintendent of the Allegheny 
Iron & Steel Company; from 1903 to 
1908, he was again technology librarian 
in Carnegie Library, and from 1908 to 
date, has been the librarian in that in- 
stitution in Pittsburgh. He is a coun- 
cilor and a member of the Executive 
Board of the American Library Associa- 
tion ; and a member of the Pennsylvania 
Free Library Commission; and in 1908- 
09 was president of the Keystone State 
Library Association. Mr. Craver is a 
member of the following clubs : Uni- 
versity, Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh Golf; 
Automobile, Pittsburgh; American As- 
sociation for the Advancement of 
Science; American Chemical Society; 
the Engineers' Society of Western 
Pennsylvania, and the American Li- 
brary Association. June 17, 1902, h3 
married Adelaide Nevins Martin. 





James Anderson Kelso, president of the Western 
Theological Seminary, was born at Rawal Pindi, India, 
June 6, 1873. His parents were Alex- 
ander P. Kelso and Louisa M. (nee Bol- 
ton) Kelso. He graduated from Wash- 
ington and Jefferson College in 1892; 
from the Western Theological Seminay in 1896 ; was a 
student in the University of Berlin for two years ; re- 
ceived the degree of doctor of philosophy from the 
University of Leipzig, summa cum lauda, in 1900. Dr. 
Kelso was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in 
1898, and ever since has been connected with the 
Western Theological Seminary as professor, acting 
president and president. Among the organizations to 
which he belongs are the Society of Biblical Literature 
and Exegesis and the Archselogical Institute of Amer- 
ica. He is an author of note. His wife was Miss Wel- 
helmina Wise. 


To be known as a good teacher is glory enough in 
the estimation of Edmund Thomas Overend, president 
and director of the Reno Business Col- 
lege, of Pittsburgh. Mr. Overend wa? 
born in Peel county, Ontario, Canada, 
the son of James and Elizabeth Warren 
Overend. In his early youth he attended the country 
public schools of Canada, graduating later from the 
high school of Caledonia, Ontario, and from the Ot- 
tawa (Ontario) Normal School. Mr. Overend says 
that his best teaching equipment was obtained in the 
"College of Hard Knocks." 

He spent his early years on a farm and taught 
about three years in the public schools. Since that 
time he has devoted his energies and time to teaching 
in private business schools, the most of this twenty- 
year period having been spent in Pittsburgh. 


W. Wallace Miller was born in Pittsburgh June 
13, 1858, the son of William George Miller and Mary 
(nee Boyd) Miller. He was educated 
in the Pittsburgh public schools, and at 
the age of 15 went to work for Arbuth- 
not, Shannon & Company, now the Arbuthnot-Stephen- 
son Company. Promoted rapidly, in 1904 he was 
elected president of the company. In 1909 he resigned 
and retired from active business life. He is vice-presi- 
dent of the Standard Life Insurance Company and the 
American Sparkler Company, both of Pittsburgh; 
treasurer of the Pittsburgh Tile Manufacturing Com- 
pany, and treasurer of the Pittsburgh Theological 
Seminary of the United Presbyterian Church of North 
America. Since retirement, Mr. Miller has devoted his 
time to the work of the United Presbyterian Men's 
Movement and Brotherhood. He belongs to the Du- 
quesne Club and the Ben Avon Country Club. 

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Robert Alden Hutchison, teacher, 
divine and author, is one of the most 
prominent ministers in the United 
Presbyterian Church in Pennsylvania. 
Born in Claysville, Washington county, 
Pennsylvania, February 8, 1862, a son 
of James and Mary Robison Hutchison, 
he attended Monmouth College, Mon- 
mouth, 111., was graduated in 1888, and 
took up his theology at Xenia Theo- 
logical Seminary, Xenia, 0., completing 
his studies in 1891. He began the work 
of a new congregation in Altoona, Pa., 
and remained there until 1907, when he 
was elected by the General Assembly of 
the United Presbyterian Church as na- 
tional secretary of the Board of Home 
Mission, which position he still holds. 
In 1907 he received the honorary degree 
of doctor of divinity from Grove City 
College, Muskingum College and Mon- 
mouth College. He was elected presi- 
dent of Muskingum College, Ohio, in 
1904, but declined. He was moderator 
of the Pittsburgh Synod of the United 
Presbyterian Church in 1901. 


William J. Holland, Director of the 
Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, is a 
world famous zoologist. He was born in 
Jamaica, West Indies, August 16, 1848, 
of American parentage, son of F. R. 
and Eliza Augusta (Wolle) Holland. He 
is a graduate of Moravian College and 
Theological Seminary, Bethlehem, Pa., 
Amherst College, Princeton Theological 
Seminary and has been the recipient of 
numerous honorary degrees. Dr. Hol- 
land married Miss Carrie T. Moorhead 
of Pittsburgh, January 23, 1879. After 
a distinguished ministerial career in 
Philadelphia and Pittsburgh he became 
Chancellor of the Western University 
of Pennsylvania. He was naturalist of 
the U. S. Eclipse Expedition to Japan in 
1887 and to West Africa in 1889. He is 
recognized as an authority in zoology 
and paleontology, and has contributed 
largely to the literature of these sci- 
ences. Dr. Holland has been decorated 
by many European monarchs, and is an 
honorary member of many scientific so- 
cieties both at home and abroad. 



Charles Newell Boyd, teacher of piano music, 
organ music and musical theory, was born at Pleasant 
Unity, Pa., December 2, 1875. His pa- 
rents were the Rev. A. Fulton Boyd and 
Mrs. Anna (nee Paul) Boyd. Mr. Boyd 
attended Poland Union Seminary, at 
Poland, 0., and graduated from the University of 
Pittsburgh with the class of '94. 

Few Pittsburghers have attained greater achieve- 
ments in the field of music than Mr. Boyd. Following 
a number of successful years as a private teacher of 
music, he became instructor in church music in the 
Western Theological Seminary on the North Side in 
1903, a position which he still holds. He has been 
organist and musical director of the North Avenue 
Methodist Episcopal Church since 1894. Mr. Boyd's 
business address is 6025 Jenkins Arcade, Pittsburgh. 

J. H. Gittings, distinguished pianist, and contributor 
to musical publications, is best known, perhaps, as the 
H author of his pamphlet, "A New Musical 

Truth," in which is discussed the "scien- 
gittings. tiflc management of all parts of the hu- 
man mechanism evolved in the development of a piano 
technique." Few Pittsburghers have achieved greater 
fame in the musical world than Mr. Gittings, and his 
home, at 5535 Ellsworth avenue, is a meeting place for 
the great musicians of the country. Among the many 
noted musicians, who have commented favorably upon "A 
New Musical Truth," are Fred W. Taylor, Philadelphia; 
Moritz Rosenthal, Germany; Asa Yohe Borchard, Paris, 
France; L. Von Kunitz, Vienna, Austria; Arthur Hart- 
man, New York; Leopold Godowsky, Vienna; Myrtle El- 
wyn and Henrietta A. Cammeyer, New York; Tura Ler- 
ner, Berlin ; Earl Mitchell, Alfred Calzen, Chicago ; Drake 
School of Music; Peter C. Kennedy, Walter Kirschbaum, 
Toronto, Canada ; Katharine Wilson Schauffler, Seal Har- 
bor, Me. ; Mary Ray Ure, Pittsburgh. 


Morris Stephens, the voice teacher of Pittsburgh, 
was born at Dowlais, Wales, and began singing in pub- 
lic at the age of six, winning a prize. 
He won over fifty prizes before he was 
fifteen. At thirteen he led a juvenile 
choir to success in a large Eisteddfod, and received two 
diplomas from the Curwen School of Music, London. 
In 1882 he came to Pittsburgh and successfully directed 
the Cambrian Male Chorus and the Schubert Male 
Chorus. After further study in Europe, in 1891 he 
became tenor soloist at the Shadyside Presbyterian 
Church, and one of the faculty of the Duquesne Con- 
servatory of Music. Later he was associated with 
many leading churches as tenor and director. For 
many years he has been considered one of the leading 
voice teachers and singers of Pittsburgh. 


R. B. 

Ralph Butler Savage, teacher of 
vocal music, was born in Jacksonville, 
Illinois, September 16, 1870. His pa- 
rents were William Henry Savage and 
Georgiana (nee Butler) Savage. Even 
while a pupil in the public school Mr. 
Savage showed unusual musical talent. 
Parents, relatives and teachers all 
agreed that the lad had a voice worth 
cultivating. So after four years' study 
in Boston with Hubbard, Winch and 
Coolidge as instructors he went abroad. 
In Paris he studied under Sbriglia and 
De Lamarque until the natural quality 
and volume of his voice were under per- 
fect control and trained to express ac- 
curately and with feeling the most diffi- 
cult musical compositions. During the 
last 18 years Mr. Savage has been re- 
markably successful in developing and 
cultivating the human voice and in pre- 
paring repertoires in various schools 
and languages. Mr. Savage has a pleas- 
ing personality with highly developed 
musical talent and innate skill as a 
teacher. He resides in Pittsburgh. 



A unique figure is the Rev. Father 
Andrew Arnold Lambing, a priest of 
the Catholic diocese of Pittsburgh, and 
a historian and writer of wide reputa- 
tion. He was born in Manorville, Penn- 
sylvania, February 1, 1842, being the 
son of Michael Anthony and Anne 
Shields Lambing. He was ordained to 
the priesthood by Bishop Domenec, 
August 4, 1869, then went to St. 
Francis College, Loretto, and taught. 
January 5, 1870, he was appointed pas- 
tor of St. Patrick's church, at Cameron 
Bottom, Indiana county. April 21 that 
year he was transferred to St. Mary's 
church, Kittanning. January 17, 1873, 
he was appointed to St. Mary's church, 
Freeport. July 8 of that year he was 
named chaplain of St. Paul's Orphan 
Asylum, Pittsburgh. January 7, 1874, 
he was appointed to the Church of Our 
Lady of Consolation, Pittsburgh. He 
had a remarkably successful career 
there, being president of the Catholic 
Institute. His writings have been man- 
ifold, his histories particularly notable. 



Frank M. Schrack, physician and 
banker, was born February 9, 1879, in 
Confluence, Pennsylvania. His parents 
were Singleton Schrack and Elizabeth 
Schrack. After finishing a course of 
study in the grammar schools and in 
the high school near his home, Dr. 
Schrack entered the Western University 
of Pennsylvania, graduating from the 
medical department in 1903. Since 
then he has been engaged in the practice 
of medicine in Pittsburgh. 

Dr. Schrack is actively interested 
in all projects for the civic betterment 
and improvement of Pittsburgh. For 
four years he was school director in the 
old Sixteenth ward of the city. He is 
president of the Polithania State Bank, 
on the South Side of Pittsburgh; be- 
longs to the American Medical Society, 
the Pennsylvania State Medical Society 
and the Allegheny County Medical So- 
ciety. His present address is 2417 Car- 
son street, Pittsburgh. 


James B. Clark was born in Pitts- 
burgh February 17, 1871, the son of 
James L. Clark and Laura M. Clark. 
He was educated in the public schools 
of Pittsburgh and Indiana, Pa., and in 
the State Normal School at Indiana. 
He is engaged in the manufacture and 
distribution of motion picture films and 
the operation of motion picture and 
other theatres, and is a leading real es- 
tate dealer in Pittsburgh. He is treas- 
urer and director of the Pittsburgh 
Calcium Light and Film Company; a 
director of the Independent Film Com- 
pany ; director of the Pittsburgh Photo- 
play Company; treasurer and director 
of the Feature Film and Calcium Light 
Company; president and director of the 
Cameraphone Company of Pittsburgh ; 
treasurer and director of the General 
Amusement Enterprises ; president and 
director of the Arsenal Theatre Com- 
pany, and president and director of the 
Oakland Theatre Company, and actively 
connected with other amusement enter- 
prises. Mr. Clark is a Mason. 



Herman William Heckelman, distinguished army surgeon and specialist in dis- 
eases of the eye and ear, was born August 10, 1848, in Lindau, Kingdom of Bavaria, 
Germany. His parents were Martin 
Heckelman and Katharine (nee Von 
Fritzhie) Heckelman. 

When a small boy Dr. Heckelman 
was brought to Allegheny, now the 
North Side of Pittsburgh, by his pa- 
rents. For a short time Dr. Heckelman 
attended the primary schools of his na- 
tive land. Following this he was a pupil 
in the public schools of the old Third 
ward of Allegheny. Then he studied in 
a German academy for a few years, fol- 
lowing which he entered the Jefferson 
Medical College of Philadelphia, from 
which he graduated with the degree 
of doctor of medicine in 1869. Not 
content with a medical education which 
most men would consider sufficient to 
fit them for the practice of their pro- 
fession, Dr. Heckelman spent the next 
three years in special medical research 
at Munich, Vienna and Preolia. 

Dr. Heckelman was surgeon in the 
German army during the Franco-Prus- 
sian War in 1870 and 1871. He saw 
much hard service and was often in 
great personal danger. The army sur- 
geon usually stays in the hospital tent well to the rear of the army and out of range of 
hostile bullets. Sometimes, however, in the bloody conflict between the French and Ger- 
mans the ebb and flow of the battle would bring the hospitals within range of the enemy's 
guns, and sometimes hostile shells would tear through the rooms where the wounded lay, 
carrying danger and death to physicians, nurses and injured alike. Dr. Heckelman was 
given an iron cross of the second class by the German government for this service. 

For 25 years Dr. Heckelman was a professor in the Western Pennsylvania Medical 
College, now the Medical Department of the University of Pittsburgh, where he taught 
the diseases of the eye and ear. There are few men in Pennsylvania, or the entire 
United States for that matter, who know more about this subject than Dr. Heckelman. 
He received a bronze medal for an exhibit of anatomical preparations and specimens illus- 
trating the diseases of the eye and ear, which was shown at the Philadelphia World's Fair 
in 1876. 

Dr. Heckelman was the first and only chairman of the Civil Service Commission 
of the former city of Allegheny, under Mayor Charles F. Kirschler, and vice-president 
of the first Civil Service Commission of Pittsburgh, under Mayor George W. Guthrie. 
He was a member of the Sinking Fund Commission of old Allegheny, and of Pittsburgh 
from 1907 until 1913. Dr. Heckelman is a member of many medical organizations. He 
is expert examiner of the Bureau of United States Examining Surgeons. He belongs to 
the Allegheny County Medical Association, Pennsylvania State Medical Society and the 
National Medical Association. Ever since the completion of the medical course in Jeffer- 
son College, Dr. Heckelman has been busily engaged in original research work and in 
the practice of his profession. 



Lorenzo Watson Swope, practicing general surgeon 
of Pittsburgh, was born in Fulton county, Pa., May 10, 
1862, the son of William and Lydia (Hock- 
ensmith) Swope. He received his early 
education in the public and normal schools, 
and his degree of medicine at the Western 
University of Pennsylvania; served as interne of the 
Western Pennsylvania Hospital and became associated 
with Dr. Thomas McCann. He succeeded Dr. McCann at 
his death, in 1903, as general surgeon to the Western 
Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Swope is also surgeon to the 
Passavant Hospital, consulting surgeon to the South Side 
Hospital, the McKees Rocks Hospital, the City Hospital 
of Washington, Pa. ; chief surgeon to the Wabash, Wheel- 
ing & Lake Erie Railways. He is a member of county and 
state medical societies, and others ; of the Duquesne, Uni- 
versity, Country and Press Clubs of Pittsburgh, the Pitts- 
burgh Athletic Association and the Masonic order. Dr. 
Swope was married to Miss Sara Forsythe in 1889. 




Doctor George Clyde Kneedler, of Pittsburgh, was 
born February 22, 1868, in Indiana county, Pennsyl- 
vania. He is the son of John A. Kneed- 
ler and Sarah C. (Ritew) Kneedler. 
He attended the public schools of In- 
diana county and later the Indiana State 
Normal School. He was graduated from the University 
of Valparaiso with the degrees of bachelor of science 
and civil engineer. He later attended the Western 
University of Pennsylvania, and from that institution 
was graduated with the degree of doctor of medicine 
in 1892. The doctor is also prominent in the business 
world, being vice-president of the Manchester Savings 
Bank & Trust Company. He is also a writer, being 
the editor of the ear, nose and throat department of 
the Pittsburgh Medical Journal. 




Alfred William Duff, of the Allegheny county bar, 
was born in Manordale, Westmoreland county, Penn- 
sylvania, June 6, 1858, a son of Dr. 
James H. Duff and Sue T. Duff. He was 
educated in Laird Institute, Murrys- 
ville, and later he took the collegiate 
course at the University of Pittsburgh, after which he 
was admitted to the bar of Allegheny county. He was 
married to Miss Mary Boyd, a daughter of William and 
Louise Boyd, of Wilkinsburg, Pa., and has two chil- 
dren, William Boyd Duff and Louise Duff. His resi- 
dence is at 1200 Center street, Wilkinsburg. The firm 
of Duff & Carmack, with offices in the Berger building, 
Pittsburgh, is well and favorably known. Mr. Duff is 
the senior member, and the firm during past and recent 
years has figured in many prominent legal cases. 



Elgie La Vernze Wasson, famous surgeon and business man, was born in New Cas- 
tle, July 12, 1874. His parents were William J. Wasson and Samantha Jane (nee Run- 
baugh) Wasson. His father is an archi- 
tect and contractor doing business in 
Butler, New Castle and Grove City. 

Dr. Wasson obtained his early edu- 
cation in the public schools of Butler 
county, later attending Sunbury Acade- 
my. After graduation from the acade- 
my he taught school for three years. 
Dr. Wasson then entered Baltimore 
Medical College, from which he gradu- 
ated with the degree of doctor of medi- 
cine in 1898. He afterward entered the 
University of Johns Hopkins, finishing 
from that institution in 1902. 

The first field he chose for practice 
was Callery, Butler county, where he en- 
gaged in general medical practice. In 
1904 he went to Butler, where he be- 
came a specialist in surgery and gyne- 
cology. During his residence in Butler 
he was connected with the Butler Coun- 
ty General Hospital, of which he is now 
head surgeon. Dr. Wasson has taken 
several post-graduate courses in his specialties 
abreast with modern theories and discoveries. 

Dr. Wasson is a member of the county, state and national medical societies. He has 
held the presidential chair in the county organization. His fame for skill has spread 
throughout the surrounding districts. His practice has been unusually large owing to the 
prominent position he holds in the surgical profession. He is company surgeon for the 
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company for Butler district. 

Dr. Wasson has risen to prominence in politics. In 1908 he was elected representa- 
tive to the State Legislature, and was re-elected in 1910. During his four years of service 
he was a member of many important committees, including the Health and Sanitation com- 
mittee, of which he was chairman during his second term. Other committees to which 
he belonged are : Banks and Banking, Mines and Mining, Good Roads, Educational, Mili- 
tary Affairs, Fish and Game, and Congressional Apportionments. 

Dr. Wasson has held interest in oil lands for the past 10 years, and has been for that 
length of time actively engaged in the oil producing business. He is a director in the 
Evershed Land and Improvement Company, Niagara Falls, N. Y. ; the New York Subur- 
ban and Realty Company, of New York city ; director and vice-president of the Western 
Slope Copper Mining and Smelting Company, of Grand Junction, Col. ; of the California 
Touring and Land Company, of Pittsburgh, and of the Sun Film Manufacturing Com- 
pany, of Pittsburgh. 

Few men stand higher in the Masonic order than does Dr. Wasson. He is a member 
of the Harmony Lodge, No. 429 ; Butler Chapter, No. 273 ; Loraine Commandery, No. 89 ; 
Syria Shrine, of Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Consistory, in which he holds the thirty- 
second degree. He belongs to the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, Lodge No. 170, of 
Butler; the Butler Country Club, the Oil Men's Carnival Association, and others. 

Dr. Wasson was married twice. The second wife and one child are living. Both 
Dr. and Mrs. Wasson are members of the Presbyterian Church. 

He is a wide reader and has kept fully 



Second Vice-President, Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Company. 



Francis J. Torrance is an example of Pittsburgh's self-made men. A man of un- 
usual stability of character, independence of action, large philanthropy, and great busi- 
ness ability, Mr. Torrance has been a factor in the moral, business and financial uplift of 
his native city. 

He was born on the North Side June 29, 1859, the son of Francis and Jane W. Tor- 
rance. Mr. Torrance has spent the entire period of his life in the one neighborhood. He 
was educated in the Allegheny public schools and later in Western University of Penn- 

In 1875 he organized the Standard Works, River avenue, North Side, and is still 
identified with the same company, although it was consolidated with many other smaller 
companies into the Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Company later. Pittsburgh is the 
home of the "Standard" plumbing fixtures and supplies, the original place where they 
were first manufactured, and it is to Francis J. Torrance, with his impressive personal- 
ity and exceptional business principles and foresight that Pittsburgh today owes its stand- 
ing as the chief manufacturing center for these supplies. 

When Mr. Torrance organized his company, 36 or more years ago, there was only a 
small building to work in. Now the Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Company has five 
plants, employing 6,000 men. In addition it has numerous showrooms, warehouses, 
branches and agencies in the principal cities of both hemispheres. 

Mr. Torrance founded his business on one principle, "cleanliness." This is in opera- 
tion and in ethical conception. His supplies are world-known. 

During the years of the existence of the company as a consolidated business, Mr. 
Torrance has been actively engaged in supervision and direction of the manufacturing 
interests. He has served in all capacities under the company, having been vice-presi- 
dent and chairman of the executive committee for more than 13 years. 

Aside from the gigantic and specific work of the manufacturing plant, Mr. Tor- 
rance has closely identified himself with all the charitable and philanthropic labors of 
the State and his own city. 

He is a central figure in every philanthropic movement that has been propagated 
within the last decade and a half. He has given money for the support of uplift en- 
deavors, and has given his personal services and supervision to the direction of all the 
great and small charities of the State. His private philanthropies are most extensive. 
In Pittsburgh charities he is a prominent factor. He has been president of the State 
Board of Public Charities for many years, and has served continuously as Commissioner 
of Charities since 1895. 

For many years his river interests were extensive, and he continues to hold stock in 
river companies. The Francis J. Torrance, the largest excursion boat ever operated in 
local waters, was owned by Mr. Torrance. Because of its immensity it was finally sold 
to a Cincinnati company for use in the lower Ohio and Mississippi rivers. 

Mr. Torrance is one of the directors of the Pittsburgh Exposition Company, and has 
been one of the promotors of the exhibit and publicity for Pittsburgh's annual show for 
many years. 

Mr. Torrance is a stanch Republican in politics. He represented his ward and party 
for three terms of four years each in council. He was president of the select council of 
Allegheny when that city consolidated with Pittsburgh. 

As a clubman Mr. Torrance has a national reputation. He has been a member of 
the Duquesne and Union Clubs since their inception. He also has membership in the 
Pittsburgh Country Club and Pittsburgh Athletic Association. He is a member of the 
New York Club of New York, the Strollers, the Fulton Club, the Manufacturers' Club of 
Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Club of Washington, D. C, and the Pittsburgh Press Club. 

He was married in 1884 to Miss Mary R. Dibert, of Allegheny, and is an active 
member of the Sandusky Street Baptist Church. 



William Albert Myler of Pittsburgh 
is the son of John A. and Mary Jane My- 
ler. Mr. Myler received his early educa- 
tion in the Fourth ward public school, of 
old Allegheny. He was connected with 
the wholesale dry goods business, in the 
firm of T. T. Myler & Company, in Wood 
street, from 1866 to 1875 ; associated 
also with Auday, Myler & Allison in the 
dry goods business, and with Myler 
Bros, in the flour and feed business in 
old Allegheny for two years. For nine 
years he was with the Standard Manu- 
facturing Company, then Dawes & My- 
ler started in the foundry and enamel- 
ing business in New Brighton, and Mr. 
Myler became identified with them. 
January 1, 1900, Mr. Myler joined the 
ranks of the Standard Sanitary Manu- 
facturing Company as secretary and 
treasurer, this company being a consoli- 
dation of Dawes & Myler, the Standard 
Manufacuring Co., Ahrens & Ott Mfg. 
Co. and several other plants. Mr. My- 
ler is a member of the Duquesne, Union, 
Oakmont Country and the Beaver Val- 
ley Country Clubs. 


August A. Frauenheim, banker 
and manufacturer, was born in Pitts- 
burgh November 10, 1866. He was edu- 
cated at Duquesne University of Pitts- 
burgh, and St. Vincent College, at 
Beatty, Pa., graduating from the latter 
institution in 1884. His parents were 
Edward Frauenheim and Mary Meyer 
Frauenheim. Mr. Frauenheim is presi- 
dent of the Iron City Sanitary Manu- 
facturing Company of Pittsburgh, 
manufacturers of iron enameled sani- 
tary ware ; president of Epping-Carpen- 
ter Pump Company of Pittsburgh, 
manufacturers of pumping machinery; 
president of Zelienople Land Company; 
vice-president German National Bank 
of Pittsburgh; director Pittsburgh 
Brewing Company, Wheatly Hills Land 
Company of Long Island and Pitts- 
burgh Hospital. He is a member of the 
Duquesne Club of Pittsburgh, Pitts- 
burgh Athletic Association, Pittsburgh 
Country Club, Press Club and German 
Club. He was married in 1890 to. 
Marie A. Dietrich. There are no chil- 





The first "Standard" Porcelain Enameled Bath was made in 1875, in the River Ave- 
nue plant of the Standard Manufacturing Company, Allegheny, now a part of Pitts- 
burgh, Pennsylvania. The capital of the company was $75,000 ; number of employes, 
100; and daily factory capacity, two baths. The public's appreciation of sanitation was 
not then awakened nor developed, and the production of two bath tubs per day was con- 
sidered remarkable. 

The first attempts to apply a white enamel coating to an iron body were found to be 
extremely difficult and costly. However, the difficulties were thought to be eventually 
possible of solution, and the "Standard" product of today is ample proof of this. What 
has been accomplished has been the result of long and diligent labor, research and study, 
and the expenditure of large sums of money. 

From a very small organization the Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Co., of Pitts- 
burgh, has grown to the largest in the world in its line, and its product is sold and used 
in every part of the civilized world. 

The present company was incorporated in the year 1900 with a capital of $5,000,000, 
which has since been increased to $10,000,000. The number of employes is over 5,500, 
and the combined daily factory capacity is 2,000 bath tubs, 2,000 lavatories, 2,000 sinks, 
and a large output of miscellaneous fixtures, plumber's brass and wood work. 

The original "Standard" plant of 1875 occupied only two-thirds of an acre of ground, 
with buildings containing 60,000 square feet of floor space. Today the factories cover 
over forty-seven acres of ground with buildings having 2,200,000 square feet of floor 

There have been sold over 3,000,000 "Standard" Bath Tubs, 3,000,000 "Standard" 
Lavatories, and over 10,000,000 miscellaneous fixtures, and while the quality has con- 
stantly increased, the selling price to the consumer has steadily decreased, until today 
genuine "Standard" Plumbing Fixtures are within the reach of every builder. 


Albert E. Arrott, director in the United States Sanitary Manufacturing Company, 
was born in old Allegheny City November 7, 1877. He is the son of J. W. Arrott, Sr., 
and Isabella Waddell Arrott. 

Mr. Arrott received his education in the public schools of Sewickley and in the Law- 
renceville Preparatory School of Lawrenceville, New Jersey. 

Mr. Arrott is identified with several railroad companies, holding large interests. He 
is vice-president and director of the United States Sanitary Manufacturing Company, 
which is noted, for the manufacture of enamel ware and plumbing supplies. 

Aside from his railroad and manufacturing interests Mr. Arrott is interested in the 
National Guard of the State. He is a member of Company F, Fourteenth Pennsylvania 
Volunteers of 1898, and also of the German Club of Pittsburgh. 



David Herbert Hostetter, president of the Hostetter Company of Pittsburgh, is the 
son of a distinguished manufacturer, railroad builder, oil and gas pioneer and banker of 
Pittsburgh. From his father he inher- 
ited vast holdings in a large number of 
profitable enterprises, but of late years 
he has resigned his offices in those insti- 
tutions. All of his attention is being de- 
voted to the manufacture of the prep- 
aration that brought to his family fame 
the world over. 

Mr. Hostetter's grandfather was a 
physician of Pittsburgh, and it was 
from him that the recipe for the famous 
Hostetter's Bitters was obtained. His 
son, the father of the subject of this 
sketch, associated himself with George 
W. Smith, of Lancaster, and the two, by 
extensive advertising, brought their pro- 
duct in demand in every part of the 
country. With the increase of the elder 
Hostetter's fortune he decided to invest 
heavily in some of the enterprises then 
beginning to interest the people. He be- 
came a pioneer in oil and natural gas, 
and financed several companies. He 
was instrumental in the founding of the 
old Fort Pitt National Bank and was a 
director in the Farmers Deposit Na- 
tional Bank. He promoted railroad construction and did much toward the building of 
the P. & L. E. Railroad. For a period of time he was the president of the Pittsburgh, 
McKeesport & Youghiogheny Railroad, and had an interest in the Pennsylvania. At 
the time of his death, in New York, November 6, 1888, his son had been married to Miss 
Miriam R. Gerdes just one year. He immediately took hold of the interests left by his 
father and has since then been in general charge. 

David H. Hostetter was born in Allegheny, August 31, 1859. After studying under 
private tutors he began a preparatory course at the Western University. In 1877 he went 
to Germany, where he studied for one year at Heidelberg University. Upon return- 
ing to Pittsburgh in 1879, he graduated from Duff's College, and then, for the sake both 
of adventure and his health, he engaged in ranching and wheat raising in North Dakota 
and the Red Lands. He remained there one year, then returned to Pittsburgh to help 
his father with the burden of his many duties. There he took up work in the railroad 
and gas business. A short time previous his father's extensive oil holdings had been 
absorbed by the Standard Oil Company. But the railroad and banking interests kept him 
well occupied, and when his father died he was left to manage the large manufacturing 
plant here. Several years ago his duties became too manifold and he relinquished his 
position on various boards of directors. 

,'•"• In a social way Mr. Hostetter is thoroughly well known, not alone in Pittsburgh but 
in other large cities of the country. He is a member of the New York Yacht Club, the 
Larchmont Yacht Club, the Duquesne Club, the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, the Alle- 
gheny Country and the Pittsburgh Country Clubs, the Oakmont Club, the Eqwanok 
Country Club, and several others. 



David L. Clark is one of the fore- 
most men in Pittsburgh, or in fact in 
this country who saw the fortune to be 
made from the sale of specially treated 
popcorn. Mr. Clark was born in County 
Derry, Ireland, September 26, 1864, the 
son of Samuel and Jane Clark, and came 
to this country with his parents when 
he was but six years old. He was edu- 
cated in the public schools of Pittsburgh. 
He is the inventor of the famous Zig- 
Zag confection. Besides being presi- 
dent of the D. L. Clark Company at 
Pittsburgh, Mr. Clark is president of 
the following companies : Youngstown 
Candy Company, at Youngstown, 0.; 
LaBelle Candy Company, Steubenville, 
0.; Jewell Candy Company, McKees- 
port, Pa.; Fayette Candy Company, 
Uniontown, Pa., and several others. 
He is half owner of the Model Candy 
Company at Beaver Falls, Pa., and is a 
director in the First National Bank of 
McKeesport. He is the father of 13 
children and is a 32nd degree Mason. 


Marion G. Bryce, president of the 
United States Glass Company, and a de- 
scendent of James Bryce, pioneer glass 
manufacturer of Pittsburgh, was born 
March 6, 1861, in Pittsburgh. His pa- 
rents were John P. Bryce and Elizabeth 
(nee Griffin) Bryce. 

Mr. Bryce's ancestors came from 
Scotland. His grandfather, James 
Bryce, a shrewd, far-sighted pioneer, 
who settled south of the Monongahela 
river in what is now the South Side of 
Pittsburgh, started in the manufacture 
of glass, a business in which his sons 
and grandsons have followed ever since. 



George S. Ward, vice-president of the Ward Baking Company, a concern that is one 
of the largest and best known in the Pittsburgh district, was born in Allegheny City, and 
as a boy attended the old Sixth Ward 
public school. 

While still a public school pupil Mr. 
Ward learned the baking business with 
his father, Hugh Ward, who was the 
original founder of the now famous 
Ward's bread. His later success in this 
business is due in no small degree to the 
training he received so early in life 
from his father. At the elder Ward's 
death, Mr. Ward succeeded him, taking 
charge of the business despite the fact 
that he was but seventeen years of age. 
At this period he attended the night ses- 
sions of Duff's College, taking a course 
in bookkeeping. When 21 years old he 
removed from Allegheny to the East 
End, Pittsburgh, and formed a partner- 
ship with his brother there, the firm be- 
ing known as R. B. Ward & Company. 
In 1897 this company was incorporated 
under the name of the Ward-Mackey 
Company, of which George S. Ward was 
made vice-president, and, owing to his 
thorough understanding of the business, 
general manager. 

In later years the Ward-Corby Company was organized, with Mr. Ward as vice-presi- 
dent. This concern installed bakeries in the cities of St. Paul, Chicago, Boston and Provi- 
dence. In 1905 Mr. Ward secured control of the Ohio Baking Company, of Cleveland, 
and in addition to the caring for the operations of the Pittsburgh company, was presi- 
dent of the Ohio concern, directing its business affairs. 

In 1911 the Ward Bread Company was organized, installing plants in the cities of 
New York and Brooklyn. In 1912 all of the above mentioned companies were consoli- 
dated and merged into the Ward Baking Company, a New York corporation, with head- 
quarters in New York City and operating bakeries in New York, Brooklyn, Boston, 
Providence, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Chicago, having fourteen plants in all, and being 
the largest producers of bread in the world. 

In the fall of 1912, because of the location of the general offices in New York City, 
Mr. Ward moved to New York City from Sewickley, Pa., where he had resided for a 
number of years. He and his family are members of the First Methodist Episcopal 
Church of Sewickley, and he is a member of the Duquesne, Pittsburgh Athletic and Oak- 
mont Country Clubs. 

Mr. Ward is a life member of the Americus Republican Club, life member and Past 
Master of Duquesne Lodge, F. & A. M., Pittsburgh Chapter, R. A. M., Past Commander 
Duquesne Commandery, Knights Templar, and a member of Syria Temple, Nobles of the 
Mystic Shrine. 



A firm which has earned a flattering amount of success and has received the good- 
will of the public is the Famous Biscuit Company, established at Nos. 1801-9 Forbes 
street. It is a corporation with a capital of $500,000, organized for business February 1, 
1905, by Thomas R. Mackey, John A. Simeral, Frank Wilbert and C. F. Crelier. The 
company manufactures crackers, cakes and biscuit. It was chartered under the name of 
the Thomas R. Mackey Baking Company. The company began active business Febru- 
ary 1, 1906, and for four years was managed by Mr. Mackey. In 1909 the name of the 
company was changed to the title: "Famous Biscuit Company," and John A. Simeral 
was elected the new president and general manager, filling the office with rare discre- 
tion. During the present year the company has added to its manufacturing output a 
Sugar Wafer equipment, and the company's product has met with a steadily growing 
demand. The company's plant was erected especially for the purpose designed, and has 
a capacity for baking 150 barrels of flour daily. There are 90 men and 140 women em- 
ployed, with 45 salesmen. Although in business only seven years, the Famous Biscuit 
Company has had unparalleled success, selling its product in five States. The quality of 
its cakes and biscuits is responsible for the company's remarkable growth. There are 
branches established at Altoona, Pa. ; New Brighton, Pa. ; Youngstown, O. ; Wheeling and 

Fairmont, W. Va. Charles F. Crelier, a baker of 40 
years' experience, superintends the manufacturing; 
Frank Wilbert is the city sales manager, and John A. 
Simeral the general manager and the country sales 

John Archibald Simeral (originally and correctly, 
Simrall), president of the Famous Biscuit Company, 
was born in Bloomfield, Jefferson county, Ohio, but 
spent his young manhood at Steubenville, Ohio. His 
parents were William Ferguson Simeral and Nancy 
Davis Simeral. Mr. Simeral was educated in Steu- 
benville's public schools, and the old Steubenville Grove 
Academy, and at a Pittsburgh business college. Mr. 
Simeral came to Pittsburgh in 1877, and entered the 
Auditing Department of the Panhandle Railroad. In 
1881 he connected with a wholesale grocery, continuing 
until 1906, when he assisted in the organization of the 
now Famous Biscuit Company of Pittsburgh. His wife 
died March 15, 1895, leaving five children, who have 
been Mr. Simeral's pride. 


Earle R, Marvin, manufacturer of food products, 
was born November 26, 1874, in Fayette street, Alle- 
gheny. His father was Sylvester S. 
Marvin, of the S. S. Marvin & Company, 
now a part of the National Biscuit Com- 
pany. His mother was Mathilda (nee Rumsey) Mar- 
vin. Mr. Marvin was graduated from Andover in 1893 
and from Yale in 1896. He became superintendent of 
the Pittsburgh branch of the National Biscuit Com- 
pany. In 1905 he resigned and organized the Pennsyl- 
vania Chocolate Company, of which he is manager. 
Mr. Marvin is director in the Commonwealth Trust 
Company and the West Penn Hospital, and belongs to 
the Sons of the American Revolution, the Theta Xi fra- 
ternity, the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, the Auto- 
mobile Club of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Board of Trade 
and the Masonic Order. 




Henry J. Heinz, president of the H. J. Heinz Company, well known throughout the 
United States and foreign countries as packers of the "57 Varieties" of pickles, sauces 
and other condiments, is the son of 
Henry Heinz and Anna M. Heinz. Mr. 
Heinz was educated in the public 

During boyhood days when Henry 
J. Heinz was not in school he assisted 
his father, who was engaged in brick- 
making and contracting. There was al- 
ways a deep bond of sympathy between 
the elder Heinz and his son. As the lad 
grew towards manhood this bond be- 
came stronger until at last the father 
came to depend almost entirely upon the 
son for the management of the little 
contracting business. At length the son 
was taken in as a partner. After this 
and upon the suggestion of the son a 
market garden was added to the con- 
tracting business. Soon the garden be- 
came the most profitable enterprise of 
the two. 

In 1896 the son started a modest 
business of packing horseradish. This 
was the real origin of the H. J. Heinz 
Company. Soon the packing of pickles 
and other appetizing foods began. The 

cleanliness and purity maintained when Mr. Heinz worked in the first kitchen with his 
own hands, and which, perhaps, was the initial secret of his success, is continued today in 
what is one of the largest establishments of the kind in the world. 

The parent plant is now located in the North Side of Pittsburgh. There are branch 
establishments in six States of the country and in three foreign countries. Branch 
warehouses are maintained in all parts of the world. Mr. Heinz is president of this 

Mr. Heinz has few business interests outside of the preparation of foods. He is 
president, however, of the Winona Interurban Railway Company, and a director of the 
Union National Bank and of the Western Insurance Company. 

A beautiful mansion in the East End of Pittsburgh, furnished with a large library 
and many collections of quaint and interesting relics, is Mr. Heinz's home. He belongs 
to the Duquesne, Union and Country Clubs, of Pittsburgh, and the Automobile Club of 
New York. He devotes less time, however, to amusements than do most business men. 
The close application necessary during his early life to win success has apparently be- 
come a habit from which it is difficult for him to break away. Much of his time is de- 
voted to religious and educational work. Nowhere is Mr. Heinz more at home than among 
the boys and girls of his Sunday school. Rarely does he miss a session and the subject 
under discussion for the day is always thoroughly familiar to Mr. Heinz. He attends 
many church and educational conventions, and is president of the Pennsylvania State 
Sunday School Association. 

Few business men carry the religious precepts taught in Church and Sunday school 
into the office or factory on week days as conscientiously as does Mr. Heinz. Libraries, 
reading rooms, bath houses of the most sanitary and modern type, lunch rooms, a large 
swimming pool are maintained in his North Side plant free to all the employes. 




John H. Smitley is one of Pittsburgh's well-known 
business men. He is president of Reymer & Brothers, 
Inc., of Pittsburgh, a company which 
stands among the foremost candy, con- 
fectionery and cigar companies in this 
section of the country. 

It was under Mr. Smitley's official guidance that 
the Reymer Company has grown and expanded with 
its success. The concern now has a model factory in 
Forbes street, Pittsburgh, probably not excelled for its 
purposes, and its products are known the country over. 

Mr. Smitley also is a financial power, and no little 
of his prominence and esteem accrues from his mem- 
bership in the directorates of the Commercial National 
Bank and the Commonwealth Trust Company, both of 
Pittsburgh. Mr. Smitley is a well-known member of 
the Duquesne Club of Pittsburgh. 


William W. Warren was born in Drennen, Pa., 
September 22, 1869. He is the son of Perry D. and 
Eliza C. W T arren. He was educated in 
the public schools and at the Iron City 
College, Pittsburgh. In 1886 Mr. War- 
ren removed to Pittsburgh and early became identified 
with the ice manufacturing business. He first became 
affiliated with the Bruce Ice Company in 1887 and he 
remained with that concern until 1891. During the 
period covering 1892-98 he was prominently connected 
with the Eureka Ice Company. In 1899 he became 
general manager of the Pittsburgh Ice Company and 
he continues in that position today. Mr. W T arren is a 
director of the East End Savings & Trust Company 
and of the Pittsburgh Board of Trade. He is a Mason, 
a member of the Pennsylvania Country Club and of 
Pittsburgh Lodge No. 11, B. P. 0. E. He is a resident 
of the East End district, in Pittsburgh. 



The Thompson Distilling Company was purchased by 
A. J. Sunstein in 1889. This distillery makes only pure 
rye whisky, which is sold in all parts of the 
country. Sam Thompson is one of the old- 
est brands of whisky produced continuous- 
ly in Pennsylvania. The distillery was es- 
tablished in 1844. It is located on the Monongahela river 
at West Brownsville. The Sam Thompson whisky is pro- 
duced exclusively from choice rye and malt. There is no 
purer, better flavored or richer bodied whisky manu- 

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Business and horse fancying do not usually go together. The two occupations 
make what is frequently regarded as a bad combination. However, there are a few rare 
instances on record in which business 
men attended to their business and 
their pleasures, too, without making a 
failure of either. One man who has 
done this and is still doing it is John 
Francis Howley, of Pittsburgh. Mr. 
Howley is now the vice-president of the 
Pittsburgh Provision & Packing Com- 
pany, and the vice-president of the 
Pittsburgh Union Stock Yard Com- 
pany. In addition to that he is known 
as the owner of a fine string of horses 
and a breeder of choice stock. It was 
by slow degrees that he worked his way 
up in life until he reached the eminence 
he now enjoys. 

The son of John C. Howley and 
Mrs. Catherine (Malloy) Howley, Mr. 
Howley was born in Pittsburgh January 
6, 1869. He began his studies at the 
public schools, attended high school, and 
entered the Iron City Business College, 
where he graduated in 1875. His first 
position was obtained two years later 
with the Crescent Tube Works, located 
in the Fourteenth ward, Soho. This 

firm had formerly been the Evans, Dalzell Company, wrought iron tube manufacturers. 
Mr. Howley began work there as a timekeeper and paymaster. He remained steadily with 
this company until it was absorbed by Joshua Rhodes & Co., which merged it with the 
National Tube Company. 

The Pennsylvania Railroad Company next claimed his attention. He applied for 
and obtained a position with that corporation in June, 1882, and was put in the account- 
ing department of the lines running west of Pittsburgh. Two years later he was made 
traveling auditor, with headquarters in Indianapolis. He remained in this position for 
ten years, and during that time he was married to Miss Anna Norton, of Louisville, 

June 15, 1894, he resigned his position with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company and 
accepted the position of secretary and treasurer of the Pittsburgh Provision & Packing 
Company. Later he was made a director and vice-president of this concern. October 2, 
1909, he was elected to serve in the same capacity with the Pittsburgh Union Stock Yards 

Mr. Howley is known as a lover and judge of a good horse, and can be seen almost 
any fine day driving a blue ribbon winner on the boulevards. He is known as a breeder 
and owner of some of the best and fastest trotting horses bred in the State of Ken- 
tucky. He is the owner of "Prince Axworthy," and his daughter, Miss Frances Howley, 
has placed some of his stock in the Sewickley Horse Show and the Schenley Horse Show 
and has drawn prizes in both. 

Even though his business connections take up most of his time, Mr. Howley finds oc- 
casional hours for his clubs. He belongs to the Pittsburgh Athletic Club, the Pittsburgh 
Driving Club, Schenley Matinee Club, the Pittsburgh Press Club, the Chamber of Com- 
merce and the Pittsburgh Board of Trade. 



Edward Enzer Baker, founder and 
president of the Baker Office Furniture 
Company, Pittsburgh, Pa., was born on 
a farm near Morgantown, W. Va., 
March 18, 1860, the son of Henry C. 
and Eliza J. Baker. At the age of 17 
Mr. Baker began teaching in the coun- 
try schools during the winter seasons ; 
during spring and fall he attended the 
West Virginia University for several 
years. At the age of 21 he came to 
Pittsburgh and later went on the road 
for six years. On January 1, 1889, 
Mr. Baker came back to Pittsburgh and 
started the first office furniture store, 
for the exclusive sale of office furniture 
and specialties, in this country. He has 
invented a number of articles that are 
now on the market in his line of busi- 
ness. Mr. Baker is numbered among the 
few expert office furniture men of the 
country. He is a member of the Cham- 
ber of Commerce, the Pittsburgh Ath- 
letic Association and the Duquesne Club. 
He is a Knight Templar, a thirty-second 
degree Mason and a Shriner. 


First class dealers the country over 
have the Gloekler products — enamel 
fixtures — in stock, and their popularity 
contributes in no small measure to the 
good name of Pittsburgh as a manufac- 
turing city. The Gloekler store, Penn 
avenue, Pittsburgh, handles exclusively 
the goods brought there from the Gloek- 
ler factories. Between the factory and 
the store there is no middleman, so that 
people dealing there enjoy the good for- 
tune of carrying the jobbers' profits 
away with their purchases. This big 
store is known far and wide as the 
Bernard Gloekler Company, and was 
founded some years ago by the father of 
the present president of the concern, 
Charles A. Gloekler. Mr. Gloekler is a 
Pittsburgher, and has all the "push" 
and "go" in him for which Pittsburgh- 
ers are generally noted. He was born 
in the Iron City, July 19, 1864, and 
after the business on Penn avenue had 
been established he worked there under 
his father. When the elder Gloekler 
died his son took charge. 


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A career varied and interesting is that of Edward 
Judge Thompson, of Pittsburgh. Beginning as a 
printer he has also been a lumberman, 
soldier, a leading man of drama, oil pro- 
ducer and automobile builder. Mr. 
Thompson was born December 9, 1871, 
at Logansport, Indiana, a son of Charles F. and Eliza- 
beth Twells Thompson. With his father and brother 
he developed timber lands in Wisconsin, traveling the 
Great Lakes on the company's lumber vessels when 
very young. After serving with honor in the National 
Guard of Illinois and Wisconsin for seven years he 
entered upon a dramatic career; after which he oper- 
ated in the oil fields of West Virginia for several years. 
He came to Pittsburgh, where he is now president and 
general manager of the E. J. Thompson Company, 
manufacturing automobile equipment at Forbes Field. 


Thomas F. Dunn, automobile dealer, is the son of 
Richard Dunn and Mary Dunn. After spending a few 
years on the farm with his father Mr. 
Dunn engaged in the bicycle business, 
and was one of the pioneer racing men 
on the Eastern Circuit in both track and road racing. 
Mr. Dunn entered the automobile business with the 
Mobile Company of America at Tarrytown fifteen 
years ago. In the season of 1906-1907 Mr. Dunn 
brought fame to Pittsburgh by making perfect scores 
and winning all track races which he entered. He has 
never been defeated in an automobile race or tour. He 
belongs to the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, the 
Columbus Club, the Rotary Club and the Automobile 
Club. The Painter-Dunn Company, of which he is the 
vice-president and general manager, has been entirely 




Prominent among the numerous automobile deal- 
ers of the Pittsburgh district, and known as a man in- 
terested in the development of the auto- 
mobile industry, is William Nimick 
Murray, president of the Packard 
Motor Car Company, of Pittsburgh. 
For years Mr. Murray has been known to Pittsburgh- 
ers and automobilists, not only for his affiliation with 
the Packard Company, but because of his prominence 
in the Automobile Dealers' Association, of which he is 
president. Mr. Murray is a son of Anthony Short 
Murray and Mary Bailey Nimick. His connection 
with the Packard Company brings him into contact 
with automobile men all over the United States, espe- 
cially with officers of automobile companies and deal- 
ers' associations, so he has a wide acquaintance 
throughout the country. He is a member of the Pitts- 
burgh and Duquesne Clubs. 






The McCurdy-May Company, Pittsburgh sales agents for Pierce-Arrow pleasure 
automobiles and commercial trucks, was established in June, 1909, by Robert P. Mc- 
Curdy. The present members of the firm are Robert P. McCurdy, president ; Herman H. 
May, treasurer, and Edward C. McCurdy, secretary. The firm commenced business at 
Baum and Euclid avenues, and two years later purchased a lot at Negley and Center ave- 
nues, where a sales and service building was erected at a cost of $100,000. The Mc- 
Curdy-May building houses a sales and service organization complete in every detail. 

Robert Perry McCurdy, president of the company, was born in Philadelphia. His 
parents were Robert H. McCurdy and Mary A. McCurdy. He was educated in the public 
and industrial schools. He belongs to the Masonic order, the Duquesne Club, the Oak- 
mont Country Club, the Pittsburgh Athletic Association and Pittsburgh Automobile Club. 
He entered the automobile business in March, 1899. 

Herman H. May, vice-president and treasurer of the company, was born in Buffalo, 
N. Y., September 24, 1874. His parents were Adolph May and Caroline May. He was 
educated in the public schools. Mr. May was employed for 14 years by the Pierce-Arrow 
Motor Car Company in Buffalo, N. Y. He was superintendent for Banker Brothers Com- 
pany in Pittsburgh for one year. He belongs to the Automobile Club of Pittsburgh, the 
Pittsburgh Athletic Association and the Masonic Order. 

Edward Collins McCurdy, secretary of the company, was born January 13, 1873, in 
Philadelphia. His parents were Robert H. McCurdy and Mary A. McCurdy. He was 
graduated from the Central high school and the Drexel Institute, both of Philadelphia. 
He sold steam automobiles for the Mobile Company of America for four years. He was 
with Banker Brothers Company, automobile dealers, as sales manager for three years. 
He has been with the McCurdy-May Company since its organization. He is a member 
of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, the Automobile Club of Pittsburgh and is a 
Mason. He belonged to the Pierce-Arrow crew which won both the Glidden and Hower 
trophies in the Glidden tour of 1909. 





James Ottley Corbett, president and treasurer of 
the Corbett & De Coursey Company, of Pittsburgh, was 
born in Scott township, Allegheny coun- 
ty, Pa., January 9, 1883, and after a 
course in the Park Institute of Pitts- 
burgh, he entered Pennsylvania State 
College, but left there in 1903. He served six years in 
the United States government engineering service, and 
had charge of the building of Dam No. 2, over the 
Allegheny river, in 1907. He also assisted in the build- 
ing of Lock and Dam No. 2 in the Monongahela river 
in 1906. He spent eight and one-half years in the 
Pennsylvania National Guard, and was a commissioned 
officer in the Fourteenth Infantry. Mr. Corbett is the 
district sales manager for the various manufacturers 
the company represents. He is a Mason, a member of 
the Jovian Order, of the Pittsburgh Press Club, the 
Washington Infantry and the Pittsburgh Rotary Club. 

William Leigh De Coursey, secretary and manager 
of the Corbett & De Coursey Company, and district of- 
fice manager for the various manufac- 
william turers which the company represents, 
de COURSEY was k° rn m Pittsburgh March 31, 1880. 
After passing through the academic and 
commercial departments of the high school, he spent 
eight years in the employ of the Carnegie Steel Com- 
pany. Four years ago he entered into his present part- 
nership with J. 0. Corbett. He is a member of the 
Rotary Club of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Field Club, 
Pittsburgh Credit Men's Association, the Brotherhood 
of Magicians and the Jovian Order. Mr. De Coursey 
successfully appears in the role of a magician, as an 
incidental business, at social affairs, including ban- 
quets, church affairs and lodge entertainments. As an 
entertainer he excels in presenting clever feats of 
legerdemain interspersed with a touch of humor. 


Duff's College, 
business firm 

Joseph A. Glesenkamp was born in Pittsburgh, 
his parents being Lewis and Mary Riley Glesenkamp. 
He received his early education in the 
public schools, afterwards graduating 
from Newell's Institute and attending 
Mr. Glesenkamp entered his father's 
of L. Glesenkamp, carriage builders. 
Here he thoroughly acquainted himself with the busi- 
ness. He now is senior member of the firm of L. 
Glesenkamp Sons & Company. Mr. Glesenkamp was 
one of the originators of the Country Club and the 
Pittsburgh Athletic Club, as well as a founder of the 
old Pittsburgh and Allegheny Matinee Club. He has 
always been exceedingly fond of horses, and won dis- 
tinction as a marksman by gaining the championship 
among the live bird shooters of Pennsylvania. Mr. 
Glesenkamp is known as an all-round athlete. 



One of the large industries that enters into the making of industrial history in 
Western Pennsylvania is that of brewing; and of the various companies identified with 
that industry the name of the Pittsburgh Brewing Company stands out most prominently. 

Not a great many years ago the breweries in this part of the State were many and 
with as many standards of quality, and as many "best beers" as there were breweries. 
In February, 1899, twenty-one of these independent breweries united, forming the pres- 
ent Pittsburgh Brewing Company. 

The purpose of this combination was to bring the various products under one stand- 
ard of purity and excellence, to better them through scientific and mechanical improve- 
ments in the various plants and to offer to the people under one general name the best 
beer, ale and porter that it is possible to make. 

Although the Pittsburgh Brewing Company as a corporation is only 14 years old, 
yet the history of the individual breweries covers a much larger period, and the names of 
the men connected with the present company are well known to all who are familiar 
with the brewing industry of earlier days. The following is a list of the present officers 
and directors of the company: 

Wm. Ruske, President; E. J. Vilsack, Vice-President; W. P. Heckman, Secretary; E. 
H. Straub, Treasurer; A. F. Steigleder, Assistant Treasurer; Herman Straub, General 
Superintendent; C. H. Ridall, Manager Sales Department; William Ruske, Joseph A. 
O'Neill, A. A. Frauenheim, E. J. Vilsack, Herman Straub, Edw. Gwinner, J. Z. Wain- 
wright, Alois Winter, F. H. Bruening, Directors. 

Several of the original twenty-one breweries were discontinued shortly after the in- 
corporation, and at the present time fourteen breweries, located in Allegheny, Westmore- 
land and Fayette counties, are being operated. These are as follows : Iron City, Straub, 
Eberhardt & Ober, Wainwright, Keystone, Phoenix, Winter, Baeuerlein, Mt. Pleasant, 
Connellsville, Uniontown, Latrobe, McKeesport, Jeannette. The first nine of these are 
located in Allegheny county. The Iron City Brewery has the distinction of being the 
largest in the State, its annual capacity being 400,000 barrels. The capacity of the four- 
teen breweries is 1,500,000 barrels per year. Every precaution is exercised in the manu- 
facture of this immense output to guarantee absolute cleanliness and purity. Only the 
finest ingredients are permitted to go into the making of Pittsburgh Brewing Company's 
products. This is to insure that the highest quality be maintained without exception, and 
it is this unvarying high quality that has made Pittsburgh Brewing Company's beer the 
standard of goodness among beers. 

As a taxpayer the Pittsburgh Brewing Company is an important factor. For every 
barrel of their products that goes out of the breweries the treasury of the United States 
receives $1. This amounts to many thousands of dollars annually. In addition to this in- 
ternal revenue tax, the Pittsburgh Brewing Company has large property holdings for 
which they pay into the coffers of the counties and cities in which they are located an- 
other large amount. 

Of the various Pittsburgh Brewing Company's products probably the best known 
and most widely sold is Tech Beer. Every effort is put forth to make this the premier of 
beers, and it really is a masterpiece of the brewing art. None but the choicest grains, 
hops and purest water enter into the making of Tech, and the same high standard of 
cleanliness that is found in all the Pittsburgh Brewing Company's breweries prevails in 
the Iron City Brewery, where Tech is made. Tech Beer, and, in fact, all of the beers 
made by the Pittsburgh Brewing Company are splendid beverages for the home. They 
are high in tonic and health building qualities, and their absolute purity and careful 
brewing make them appreciated by all the family. 

The Pittsburgh Brewing Company is a home industry. 



William Ruske, president of the 
Pittsburgh Brewing Company, was born 
in Germany October 21, 1842. His 
father, Johann Ruske, sent his son to 
the public school and a commercial col- 
lege. He acquired a knowledge of book- 
keeping. He came to the United States 
in 1867. The following year he came 
to Pittsburgh, and has made this city his 
home ever since. From the time he ar- 
rived till 1871 he worked as a book- 
keeper. In 1871 he became a member of 
the Birmingham Fire Insurance Com- 
pany and was elected secretary. This 
lasted till 1887, when he became secre- 
tary and treasurer of the Keystone 
Brewing Company. In 1897 he became 
president. In 1899 he was made secre- 
tary of the Pittsburgh Brewing Com- 
pany, and since March, 1912, he has 
been the president of that concern. He 
is also a director of the Birmingham 
Fire Insurance Company and the Peo- 
ple's Trust Company. Mr. Ruske is a 
member of the German Club of Pitts- 


John Joseph Flaherty, art photo- 
grapher, is the son of Patrick Lee Fla- 
herty and Margaret Marie Flaherty. 
His residence is the Kenmawr hotel, 
Pittsburgh. Mr. Flaherty has been as- 
sociated with the R. W. Johnston stu- 
dios since 1907 and has been the lead- 
ing spirit in making these studios a suc- 
cess. He has taken a great interest in 
making a special collection of old nega- 
tives of prominent persons and places 
of Pittsburgh and vicinity. He has fur- 
nished many of the rare photographs 
reproduced in this volume and has acted 
as art adviser for the publishers. Mr. 
Flaherty is secretary and treasurer of 
the R. W. Johnston Studios Company, a 
member of the Photographers Associa- 
tion of America and director in the 
John C. Crawford Company. A natural 
artistic perception and appreciation of 
form and shading together with keen 
insight into human nature and a pleas- 
ing personality are largely responsible 
for Mr. Flaherty's success in the dim- 
cult field of photography, both from a 
commercial and artistic standpoint. 



With the death of Frederick William Mueller, for 12 years president of the Pitts- 
burgh Brewing Company, at the Passavant Hospital, Pittsburgh, February 17, 1912, 
there passed out of the business world 
one of its ablest representatives, and 
from the city of Pittsburgh a philan- 
thropic and patriotic citizen. Mr. Muel- 
ler came to the United States well 
equipped for a successful business ca- 
reer, for he had had a university train- 
ing and had little difficulty making him- 
self felt in the commercial world soon 
after his arrival. 

Mr. Mueller was born in Berlin, 
Germany, in 1847, whence after gradu- 
ating from college and occupying an of- 

ficial position in the German army, he 
came to the United States in 1873. For 
a brief period of time he lived in New 
York and then he went to Cincinnati. 
Later he went to Hamilton, Ohio, where 
he remained for twelve years. He spent 
a portion of that time as a teacher in 
the public schools there. Later he be- 
came identified with the Cincinnati 
Brewing Company, and served that con- 
cern as secretary and treasurer. In 
1887 he was sent to Pittsburgh to estab- 
lish an agency of his company in that 
city. He remained with the Cincinnati company until the formation of the Phoenix 
Brewing Company, of which he was elected president. In 1899 he aided in the forma- 
tion of the Pittsburgh Brewing Company, and was immediately elected its vice-president. 
Upon the death of the president of the Pittsburgh Brewing Company in 1900, he suc- 
ceeded to the highest office in the company. 

The new president not only exhibited a rare technical knowledge of the brewing 
business in all its branches, but excellent executive ability also, and during the twelve 
years of his presidency the Pittsburgh Brewing company acquired a position of promi- 
nence among the leading industries of the State. Mr. Mueller was a man of sound hon- 
esty and strict integrity, and enjoyed the confidence of financial institutions wherever his 
name was known. Among brewers his counsel was always eagerly sought, and he served 
several terms as vice-president of the State Brewers' Association, and was a regular at- 
tendant at the executive meetings of that organization. He was also an active member 
of the German Club of Pittsburgh. He possessed great literary talent and was a musical 
critic of recognized ability. 

Mr. Mueller's health began to decline several months before his death, but he had 
attended to his duties to within two weeks before the end. He passed quietly away at 1 
o'clock in the morning. The funeral services were held February 19, 1912, at his home, 
and were conducted by the Rev. Carl August Voss, of the German Lutheran Evangelical 
Church. Besides his widow, Mrs. Louise Mueller, he left eight children, namely: John 
F. Mueller, assistant to the president of the Pittsburgh Brewing Company; Mrs. C. D. 
Wettach, Paul H. Mueller, of the firm of Mueller & Kusen, of Pittsburgh; Miss Marie E. 
Mueller, Karl E. Mueller, Miss Augusta H. Mueller, William F. Mueller and Robert G. 
Mueller, the latter two local representatives of the American Locomotive Works. 



William Smythe McKinney was 
born in Troy, New York, August 11, 
1844, the son of Robert and Mary Mc- 
Kinney, who moved to Cincinnati in 
1861. There he engaged in the manu- 
facture of hardware in partnership 
with his father and Miles Greenwood. 
At the age of 20, after the sudden death 
of his father, he assumed entire charge 
of the factory. Later, together with his 
brother, J. P. McKinney, he built a 
small works for the manufacture of 
hardware. Recognizing the advantages 
of Pittsburgh, he removed the factory 
to Allegheny and organized the McKin- 
ney Manufacturing Company, of which 
he was president until his death. His 
engineering work was confined mainly 
to the designing, building and improv- 
ing of machinery adapted to the manu- 
facture of heavy hardware. He died at 
his home in Pittsburgh August 30, 1911. 
Mr. McKinney was educated in Doctor 
Bull's School, Troy, New York. He was 
a member of the Duquesne, Mononga- 
hela and Country Clubs of Pittsburgh. 


James P. McKinney, president of 
the McKinney Manufacturing Company 
and of the Columbia Plate Glass Com- 
pany, was born in Troy, New York, the 
son of Robert McKinney and Mary Mc- 

When a boy his parents moved to 
Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was edu- 
cated in the public schools of the city. 
Mr. McKinney located several years ago 
in Pittsburgh. 

Aside from his industrial interests 
and his banking affairs, Mr. McKinney 
is a man of philanthropic spirit and a 
member of important clubs. 

He is a director of the McKinney 
Manufacturing Company, of the Colum- 
bia Plate Glass Company, the Humboldt 
Fire Insurance Company, the Union- 
dale Cemetery, the Niles Benert Ford 
Company, New York, and a director of 
the Diamond National Bank and the 
Diamond Savings Bank of Pittsburgh. 
Mr. McKinney is also a member of the 
Duquesne Club of Pittsburgh and of 
the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. 



Jacob Louis Kendall, lumber operator and coal producer, has been one of the 
prominent figures in the development, during the last thirty years, of the natural re- 
sources of Pennsylvania. Particularly 
is he known as a lumber operator and 
developer. He has also been connected, 
for a number of years, with the large 
coal companies in Somerset and Fayette 
counties, being president of the Meyers- 
dale Coal Company, operating two mines 
at Listie, Somerset county, Pa., and a 
director in a number of the coal and 
coke companies in Fayette county. 

Mr. Kendall is an example of the 
self-made man. He was born in Green- 
ville, Somerset county, Pa., on Decem- 
ber 29, 1861. His parents were John 
C. Kendall and Elizabeth Miller Ken- 
dall. He was determined to make good, 
and while he was working in the fields 
on his father's farm he was planning 
how to get the best education he could 
with his means. He worked on the 
farm while he attended the common 
schools, and after completing those 
studies worked his way through the 
normal school of the district, working 
in the summer on the farm. In 1881 he 
made his first business venture, choos- 
ing lumber as a route to wealth and prominence. Though just twenty, Mr. Kendall, at 
that time, possessed a rare business head and he worked hard to accomplish the plans 
worked out by his active brain. 

In addition to the great value of lumber and timber lands, he saw the value of coal 
and decided not only to own, but to mine and produce it. Since 1902 he has been a big 
coal operator. He did not neglect his lumber interests, however, and continued to extend 
his field of endeavor. He organized the Kendall Lumber Company, his first enterprise, 
and he is president and a director of that Company, whose offices are in Pittsburgh. 

In addition to being president and a director of the Kendall Lumber Company, Mr. 
Kendall is president and a director of the H. C. Huston Lumber Company, the Meyers- 
dale Coal Company, the Kendall Supply Company and a director in the First National 
Bank, Connellsville, Pa. ; Yough Trust Company, Connellsville, Pa ; Evans Coal & Coke 
Co. of Fayette County, and the National Mines & Smelters Co. of Mexico; he is also a 
trustee of Bethany College. 

During the time he was active in building up the enterprises that later extended to 
Mexico and Oregon, Mr. Kendall married Miss Kathryn Guiler, of Connellsville, Pa., in 
1893. Four children were born to them : Mary Willa, at Ogontz School ; Kathryn, at the 
Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, Pa. ; Louis and Eugene, at Shadyside Academy. The fami- 
ly live at 5048 Fifth avenue, Pittsburgh. Mr. Kendall's circle of friends is very large. He 
is a member of the Duquesne, Pittsburgh Country and Oakmont Country Clubs, the Pitts- 
burgh Athletic Association and Pittsburgh Automobile Club. He is an automobile en- 
thusiast, and as a member of the Pittsburgh Automobile Club has been a staunch advo- 
cate of the reform movements fostered by the organization. One of his pet hobbies is the 
good roads movement, and as a member of the Automobile Club has done everything 
within his power, by influence and contribution, to advance this cause. 



Andrew M. Turner is a lumberman 
whose experience includes his work in 
every department in the business. His 
parents were William Turner and Eliza- 
beth S. Turner. He was educated in the 
public schools, and at Lessing Institute. 
Later he studied at the Western Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania and at the Iron 
City Business College. In 1886 he en- 
tered the employ of a Cleveland lumber 
concern as a bookkeeper. Mr. Turner 
was sent to Michigan as the company's 
lumber inspector. Successful at this, he 
was made sales representative in the 
Pittsburgh district for W. B. Nurshon & 
Company, of Saginaw, Michigan. Later 
he went to the South, to develop private 
lumber interests there, but in 1907 he 
returned to Pittsburgh; helped organize 
the Allegheny Lumber Company in 1909, 
becoming one of its directors ; at pres- 
ent he is its sales manager. Mr. Turner 
is past master of Franklin Lodge, Free 
and Accepted Masons. He is married 
and the father of two children. His 
wife is Mrs. Sue H. Turner. 


Charles H. Garlick, state steam 
boiler inspector of Allegheny county, 
was born in Mantua, Ohio, March 31, 
1859, the son of Charles and Mary Gar- 
lick, of Canada. He was educated in 
the public schoools of Pittsburgh and 
Tarentum, Pa. Mr. Garlick learned 
the machinist trade and became a me- 
chanical engineer. He was chief engi- 
neer of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass com- 
pany and later for the National Rolling 
Mills of McKeesport, Pa. For 15 years 
Mr. Garlick was mechanical expert and 
consulting engineer of the Atlantic Re- 
fining Company of Pittsburgh. He was 
national president of the National As- 
sociation of Stationary Engineers, is a 
member of the National Association, 
the Universal Council of Craftsmen, the 
Engineers' Society of Pennsylvania, the 
Ohio Society of Mechanical and Elec- 
trical Engineers, and a well-known 
writer for mechanical journals. Mr. 
Garlick is also Great Lieutenant Com- 
mander of the Knights of Maccabees. 
He has lectured extensively. 



Few business men of Pittsburgh possess a more notable record than Edward Vose 
Babcock, who was born near Fulton, N. Y., January 31, 1864, the son of Leman B. Bab- 
cock, now living, and Harriet V. Bab- 
cock, deceased. Mr. Babcock was born 
and raised on a farm in Oswego county, 
New York. He had the advantage of a 
common school education only, but man- 
aged to teach school himself during the 
winters of his sixteenth, seventeenth 
and nineteenth years. 

Mr. Babcock has been in the lum- 
ber business during his active career, 
entering the employment of the Mich- 
igan Lumber Company when 20 years 
old. He came to Pittsburgh at the age 
of 25 and became busily engaged in the 
lumber traffic. During all his stay in 
Pittsburgh he has followed this busi- 

Along with his other activities, Mr. 
Babcock is president of the Babcock 
Lumber Company, of Pennsylvania ; the 
Babcock Lumber and Boom Company, 
of West Virginia ; the Babcock Brothers 
Lumber Company, of Georgia ; the Bab- 
cock Lumber and Land Company, of 
Tennessee; the Tellico River Lumber 
Company, of Tennessee, and of the Bab- 
cock Coal & Coke Company, of West Virginia. He also is vice-president and director of 
the Columbia National Bank of Pittsburgh, and director of the Colonial Trust Company 
of the same city. He was appointed a councilman for the city of Pittsburgh by Governor 
John K. Tener in 1911, later being elected to the office by the people. Mr. Babcock is a 
member of the following clubs : Duquesne, Union, Oakmont Country and the Country 

Although well-known among his business associates as a highly successful man in 
the lumber trade and equally prominent among his social associates for his pleasing per- 
sonality, Mr. Babcock attained the greatest amount of public notice while serving as a 
member of council. 

His appointment to this body by the Governor and subsequent election by the people 
emphasized the high esteem felt for the man as an honest citizen and an efficient public 
officer. His service in council received warm commendation, as it was always apparent 
that Mr. Babcock earnestly tried to acquaint himself with the needs of the city as they 
were presented to him, and to work out their solution in the most practical and helpful 

Always "on the job," Mr. Babcock as a councilman is ready to listen to individuals 
or delegations with patience and willingness, and to consult with his confreres in office on 
small matters as well as on bigger ones. He never gives judgment on any proposition 
placed before him without securing as much illuminating information relative thereto as 



David L. Gillespie was born in Pittsburgh October 
20, 1858, and attended the public schools. At the age 
of 13 he began to work as a telegraph 
messenger boy; two years later he en- 
tered the employ of Lewis, Oliver & 
Phillips. He remained with them until, in 1887, he 
organized the D. L. Gillespie Lumber Company. Be- 
sides being identified with the Pittsburgh Reduction 
Company, the Pittsburgh Honduras Company and the 
Commercial Sash & Door Company, Mr. Gillespie is 
connected with a number of other important enter- 
prises. His office in Pittsburgh is with the D. L. Gilles- 
pie Lumber Company, Oliver building. On October 25, 
1885, he was married to Miss Anna R. Darlington in 
Wilmington, Delaware. The Pittsburgh clubs to which 
he belongs are the Americus, the Duquesne, the Alle- 
gheny Country and Pittsburgh Golf. 


A. Rex Flinn, Pittsburgh lumber man, has organ- 
ized two lumber companies, is president of another, 
and is director in three concerns. Born 
February 5, 1885, in Pittsburgh, a son 
of William and Nancy Galbraith Flinn, 
he was educated in the public schools. Later he at- 
tended Shadyside Academy and the Hotchkiss School, 
Lakeville, Conn., being graduated from Yale Uni- 
versity in 1906 with the B. A. degree. In 1907 Mr. 
Flinn took a position with the firm of Booth & Flinn, 
remained with them until 1909, when he organized the 
Pittsburgh Lumber Company, he being secretary- 
treasurer of that and the Duquesne Lumber Company, 
of which he was an organizer. He also is president of 
the Freehold Lumber Company, and is a member of 
the University, Pittsburgh, Duquesne and Golf Clubs 
of Pittsburgh, and the Yale Club of New York City. 




George Colberg Adams, vice-president and general 
manager of the Duquesne Lumber Company, was born 
August 13, 1884, in Pittsburgh, the son 
of Thomas R. Adams and Anna (nee 
Colberg) Adams. After leaving the 
public schools Mr. Adams secured a 
position with Flint, Erving & Stoner Company, remain- 
ing with the concern for three years. His next posi- 
tion was with the Forest Lumber Company, and he be- 
came manager of the company. He was with this 
company for ten years. He then went to the Duquesne 
Lumber Company, a newly organized concern, as vice- 
president and general manager. Mr. Adams is a di- 
rector in the Pittsburgh Lumber Company, a member 
of Milnor Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons ; the Pitts- 
burgh Press Club, and a member of the Benevolent 
Protective Order of Elks. He was married November 
16, 1904, to Elizabeth M. Kahm. There is one son. 



Perhaps no man in Pittsburgh has been more responsible for the physical and 
political advancement of the city than has William Flinn. Few men of Pittsburgh have 
taken as active a part in the general de- 
velopment of this great municipality as 
has Senator Flinn. Although involved 
in many private business interests of 
large caliber and requiring a good deal 
of time for their management, Senator 
Flinn always has found time to partici- 
pate in general matters affecting the 
welfare and advancement of Pittsburgh. 

Senator Flinn was born in the city 
of Manchester, England, May 26, 1851, 
the son of John and Mary Flinn. His 
parents emigrated to the United States 
during the year of his birth, and in look- 
ing for the most promising place in 
which to locate they chose Pittsburgh, 
whence they came upon arrival in New 
York. Since coming to Pittsburgh, 
William Flinn never has made his home 
elsewhere. He entered early into activi- 
ties identified with the city's growth 
and became a part of them. 

In early life, he was given a rudi- 
mentary education, attending the pub- 
lic schools and getting as much mental 
drilling in this manner as it was possi- 
ble to receive under limited circumstances. The necessity of going to work without con- 
tinuing his education to the extent enjoyed by many other young men led Senator Flinn 
to become a brass finisher and a steam and gas fitter. He rose rapidly in the world by 
strenuous endeavors, and entered into the big contracting firm of Booth & Flinn, Limited, 
general contractors. In 1877 he was elected a member of the board of fire commission- 
ers of the city of Pittsburgh. He became a member of the State House of Representa- 
tives for the sessions of 1879 and 1881, and it was apparent he was destined to rise 

With the support of his friends, Senator Flinn was elected a delegate to the Repub- 
lican National Conventions of 1884, 1888, 1892 and 1896. He has been chairman of the 
Pittsburgh Republican City Executive Committee, and was elected to the State Senate 
in 1890 and 1894, being re-elected in November, 1898. Senator Flinn continued active in 
matters affecting the political situation at home and elsewhere in the country and be- 
came known as a power to be reckoned with. His business interests growing to big pro- 
portions, Mr. Flinn was forced to retire from active political matters for a time, engag- 
ing in the management of his private affairs and looking after interests relating thereto. 

Following this period of political retirement, however, Mr. Flinn suddenly reap- 
peared as the champion of Theodore Roosevelt and the active head of the Bull Moose 
party. The stirring times connected with the overthrow of the Penrose organization in 
Pennsylvania by Senator Flinn are matters of history. Displaying his old-time political 
strategy and ability to recognize what the voters wanted the most, Senator Flinn was 
able to demonstrate how easy it is to establish new regimes in statesmanship and politics 
when the public support has been obtained. 



John Grant Fullman, one of the 
foremost general contractors and apart- 
ment house specializers in the country, 
was born in Midland, Ontario, Canada, 
December 25, 1879. He is the son of 
John Fullman and Margaret Grant 
Fullman, by whom he was brought to 
Pittsburgh in his early years. One of 
the modern lines of development 
through which Pittsburgh is showing a 
marvelous advancement is the line of 
buildings in which Mr. Fullman has 
taken an expert interest. In fact, he is 
one of the principal sponsors for the 
best, most up-to-date of these construc- 
tions. His belief is that apartment 
houses should be well built. As evi- 
dence of this principle his buildings are 
so substantially constructed that they 
are permanent additions to the city's 
attractions. The Gerber apartment, on 
South Negley avenue, the Gabel, on 
Ellsworth avenue, and the Alder Court, 
on Alder street, are illustrations of Mr. 
Fullman's skill. 


The firm of Irvin & Witherow, Engineers, is a partnership of Richard Irvin and 
William P. Witherow, founded in 1910. The particular experience of the partners has 
been in the design and superintendence and economical operation of manufacturing 
plants, mills, factory buildings, machine shops and merchant and commercial ware- 

The firm has built up an organization which covers every branch of the building 
operation, consisting of widely experienced architectural, structural, mechanical and 
electrical engineers. This organization is particularly adapted to the design and con- 
struction of modern, fireproof, daylight buildings, at an economical expenditure, and to 
the complete equipment of such plants, including the complete design of power plants, 
manufacturing machinery, conveying machinery, lighting, heating and plumbing equip- 
ment. This organization approaches any new building operation at quite a different angle 
than the usual architect. The first object being to find out and plan the scientific and 
economical requirements of the client, to lay out in detail the various uses to which the 
building or plant is to be put, and the economical arrangement of the interior, and when 
all of this has been carefully planned, to build a substantial modern fireproof structure 
around the interior arrangement, leaving the architecture as the last consideration, and 
making the architecture conform and be subservient to the economical needs of the client. 

Among the great number of buildings and factories that have been built under 
supervision of this firm are: Complete system of railroad shops for the Morgantown 
& Kingwood Railroad, wholesale drug house for the George A. Kelly Co., refuse utiliza- 
tion plant for the American Reduction Co., and a rubber factory for the Continental 
Rubber Co. 

Richard Irvin was born in Pittsburgh in 1884. He was employed by the Lewis 
Foundry & Machine Co., and later graduated from Yale University with the degree of 
Ph.B. In 1910, he engaged in business in Detroit, Mich. Later, he moved his office to 
Pittsburgh, Pa., and in 1910 formed a partnership with William P. Witherow. 

William P. Witherow is a Pittsburgher, a son of William Witherow. He is well 
known; was graduated from St. Paul school at Concord, New Hampshire, and received 
the degree of Ph.B. from Yale University. He was formerly employed with the Jones 
& Laughlin Steel Co. 



George H. Flinn was born March 12, 1875, in the city of Pittsburgh. His parents, 
William Flinn and Nancy Galbraith Flynn, early decided to give him every advantage 
within their power, and in after years 
fulfilled this resolution. 

Mr. Flinn attended the public 
schools and there received the rudi- 
mentary preparation leading to the 
more extensive education which after- 
ward he received in higher institutions. 
Pursuing his studies from the public 
schools and following a measure of pri- 
vate instruction, Mr. Flinn left home 
to become a pupil at Yale University. 

During his career at the big uni- 
versity, Mr. Flinn, in addition to ex- 
celling in his studies through the years 
of his course there, took part in ath- 
letics and was well known for his 
prowess in several branches of athletic 
endeavor. Possessed of much college 
spirit, Mr. Flinn was a prominent fig- 
ure in Yale's university life, and con- 
tinued to hold this position in the 
esteem of his fellows through the time 
of his graduation, in the class of 1897. 

Having finished his educational 
course and decided to undertake life's 
career, Mr. Flinn became identified 

with his father in the latter's large contracting interests. Displaying much ability and 
capacity for work, Mr. Flinn was made secretary and treasurer of the Booth & Flinn 
Company, Ltd., as well as president of the Pittsburgh Contracting Company, general con- 
tractors of Pittsburgh and New York. 

As the duties of these offices required much attention, Mr. Flinn showed a great deal 
of initiative in handling the work falling to his care. His grasp of the general needs 
of the work and his insistence on detailed efforts among the employes could not produce 
anything else than a flattering amount of success. Since assuming his responsibilities 
with the companies in which he is an officer and active partner, Mr. Flinn has been re- 
sponsible for the completion of many thousands of dollars worth of highly valuable con- 
structive contracts. His personal supervision of many essential phases of the business 
with which he is identified has given Mr. Flinn extraordinary qualifications to become 
active in the management of the institutions which have fallen under his care. 

While active in the business world, Mr. Flinn rapidly became a leader also in the 
social and club life of Pittsburgh. He is a member of the Pittsburgh, Duquesne, Uni 
versity, Pittsburgh Golf, Allegheny Country and other clubs. In addition to all these, he 
belongs to the New York Yacht and Sail Club of New York, and to the Racquet Club of 
Philadelphia. As in his other activities, Mr. Flinn is well known for his excellence in 
athletics as well as for his success in business fields. 



Among the prominent master me- 
chanics in the Keystone State is John H. 
Crawford, who was born February 7, 
1877, in Buffalo, New York, the son of 
James Henry and Elizabeth Eleanor 
Crawford. He received a liberal train- 
ing in the Rochester Mechanics' Insti- 
tute, pursuing the full electrical, me- 
chanical and mining courses. He has 
filled the following positions success- 
fully: Assistant master mechanic with 
the Rochester Street Railway Company ; 
superintendent of the Saratoga Trac- 
tion Company; superintendent of the 
State Line and Sullivan Railroad; gen- 
eral master mechanic of the Public Serv- 
ice Company of New Jersey; master 
mechanic of the Wheeling Traction 
Company; superintendent of construc- 
tion and resident manager of the Pitts- 
burgh-Buffalo Company at Marianna ; 
Pennsylvania. He has installed some 
of the most modern and largest mining 
work in the world. He is a Mason and 
an Elk. 


Building enterprises in the city of Pittsburgh are on more extensive and magnificent 
scales than ever in its history, and at no time has the city been backward in the con- 
structive and progressive principles of this trade. 

In the city are some of the most expert builders of the world, men whose work in 
construction is considered the acme of climacteric enterprise. Among the leaders in 
this line are the William Kerr's Sons, an incorporated firm whose ability and experi- 
ence have made them in demand for all the greatest of the building constructions in 
the city. 

Their work is evidenced not only in dwellings, in which line of work they are espe- 
cially proficient, but in magnificent churches, in spacious and well equipped and planned 
factories, in bank buildings that for solidity and artistry of appearance and construc- 
tion are noted over the world. Their building is of durable and expeditious qualities. 

The Carnegie Presbyterian Church and the Gates of Wisdom Synagogue are last- 
ing monuments to the skill and intrinsic worth of the firm in this particular line. 

Three public schools of Pittsburgh have been built by the William Kerr's Sons Com- 
pany. These are among the show places in the city and are models of first-class build- 
ing construction. They are the Woolslayer, Larimer Avenue and Fulton schools. 

The First National Bank of Connellsville and the Western Savings and Deposit 
Bank of Pittsburgh were built by the Kerrs. 

Residences of millionaires are especially notable examples of their architecture and 
construction. Among these are the Jacob Kaufmann home, the Dr. A. M. Speer, the V. 
T. Given, A. M. Moreland and W. H. Singer properties. 

Many buildings devoted to public works are among their constructions. Principal 
among these are the Ross Pumping Station, the Aspinwall Pumping Station, the Mission 
Street Pumping Station, the Eighth Street Engine House, No. 2 Police Station and No. 
14 Engine House. Many other buildings of all kinds and sizes have been built by them. 



Henry Lawrence Kreusler, building contractor, was born in Chartiers township, 
Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, in 1861. His parents were William Kreusler and Philo- 
mena (nee Debold) Kreusler. Mr. 
Kreusler was reared in the old Fifteenth 
ward of Pittsburgh, and attended the 
Lawrence public school until 12 years 
old. He then learned the carpenter's 
trade at which he worked for 13 years. 
During nine years of this time he was 
employed in the mill of Carnegie, 
Phipps & Company, at Thirty-third 
street, Pittsburgh. 

Mr. Kreusler started in business 
for himself as a building contractor in 
1886, and has continued the business 
until the present time. The original 
business was located at 3217 Penn ave- 
nue, Pittsburgh. In 1902 larger quar- 
ters were needed and the location was 
changed to 3301-9 Penn avenue. The 
business grew from the start through 
Mr. Kreusler's efficient management. 
He soon began to get contracts for im- 
portant public and business buildings in 
addition to a profitable line of smaller 
contracts. Now some of the best known 
and most attractive structures in Pitts- 
burgh and other large cities are being erected by Mr. Kreusler. 

Not content with one line of construction work, Mr. Kreusler extended his opera- 
tions by the organization of a company for the handling of stone and concrete contracts. 
The Thomas Coutts Company, organized in 1900, with Mr. Kreusler as president, has 
enjoyed a steadily increasing prosperity. Knowing that steel and iron is taking the 
place of timber in the construction of buildings of importance, Mr. Kreusler realized at 
length that if he would succeed in keeping among the leaders in the building business it 
would be absolutely necessary to have an organization for the erection of structural iron 
and steel buildings, and the result was the organization of the Lawrence Steel Construc- 
tion Company in 1903, of which Mr. Kreusler is president. 

Mr. Kreusler is a director of the Franklin Savings & Trust Company, and also presi- 
dent of the Salvage and Storage Company. 

Few persons are more deeply interested than Mr. Kreusler in projects for civic bet- 
terment, and few men are more active in promoting movements for the general good. Mr. 
Kreusler is chairman of the Housing Committee of the Pittsburgh Civic Commission 
and belongs to the Chamber of Commerce, the Pittsburgh Board of Trade and the Build- 
ers' Exchange. 

Among the clubs to which he belongs are the Union Club, German Club, Pittsburgh 
Country Club, Pittsburgh Athletic Association and the Automobile Club. He is promi- 
nent in the Masonic order. 

Mr. Kreusler was married January 23, 1911, to Miss Annie Werner, a daughter of 
Oswald Werner, of Pittsburgh. 


C. H. KERR. 

Among builders and contractors the 
name of C. H. Kerr, of Pittsburgh, 
stands out prominently, for Mr. Kerr 
has been a builder from almost boy- 
hood. As the son of William and 
Rachael Kerr, he was born in Pitts- 
burgh September 21, 1872. He attended 
the public schools and graduated from 
the Pittsburgh high school. In 1889 he 
entered the building business as a mem- 
ber of the firm of William Kerr's Sons. 
In 1893 he formed a new firm that then 
did business under the name of Kerr & 
Fox. This continued till 1907, when the 
present firm of C. H. Kerr Company 
was incorporated with Mr. Kerr as 
president. Among the structures 
erected by this firm are the Washington 
Bank building, the Iroquois Apartments, 
Vanadium office building, the Wilkins- 
burg High School. Mr. Kerr is a di- 
rector in the Oakland Savings & Trust 
Company, and president of the Oakland 
Amusement Company that operates the 


Frederick John Osteiiing was born 
in Allegheny county October 4, 1865. 
He had the advantage of education in 
the Allegheny public schools, and later 
pursued a course of study in Lessing 
Institute. In 1879, when only 14 years 
old, he started studying architecture in 
Pittsburgh. After several years as a 
draughtsman, he began designing build- 
ings of his own accord. Then came fur- 
ther study of architecture abroad. He 
came back to Pittsburgh fully equipped, 
opening his own office in 1888. He has 
since maintained offices in that city; 
meanwhile he supplemented and im- 
proved his earlier training. Mr. Oster- 
ling has been in the van in planning the 
modern sky-scraper type of office build- 
ing. Among such Pittsburgh structures 
are the Commonwealth Trust Building; 
the Arrott Building, Fourth avenue and 
Wood street; the Telephone and Hussey 
Buildings. He has planned many im- 
portant buildings of a public nature, be- 
sides many of the most notable bank 
buildings of Pittsburgh. 



William B. Rodgers was born at Franklin, Pa., February 27, 1851, his parents being 
Joseph and Charlotte Rodgers. He received a public school education, then engaged him- 
self in the affairs of life. He became interested in the sand business, and is president of 
the Rodgers Sand Company, Pittsburgh, as well as president of the Allegheny Trust 
Company. Mr. Rodgers is a member of the Duquesne Club. 





Harry Summers Estep, son of Thomas S. and Jessie 
Estep, was born in Pittsburgh on November 18, 1872. 
He was educated in the public schools of 
the city and by private tutors. At an early 
age Mr. Estep entered the office of a promi- 
nent Pittsburgh architect and from then on 
devoted himself exclusively to the study of architecture. 
For twenty-five years he studied the practical side of his 
profession, working with best architects of the city. In 
this time he has designed theaters, school houses and 
other public buildings, apartment houses, houses for fra- 
ternal organizations and other work of a similar nature. 
His work has distinctive and original features and his 
buildings have a reputation for art. Mr. Estep is 
familiar with the full range of his profession, making 
him a thoroughly practical architect. He is not limited 
to a specialty, but engages in the general practice of arch- 


Among the leading architects of the Pittsburgh dis- 
trict is John P. Brennan, a man who has gained consider- 
able prominence as a city architect. Mr. 
Brennan was born in Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania, January 25, 1855. He is the son 
of Dominick C. and Margaret Brennan. An excellent 
education was gained by Mr. Brennan before he entered 
the business world. He was trained in public schools and 
La Salle College, Philadelphia. His preparation for the 
calling of an architect was extensive, he having studied 
with E. F. Duran, a leading architect in Philadelphia. To 
his credit is some of the most expert and most difficult 
architectural work extant in the Pittsburgh district. In 
Pittsburgh he is a member of the Young Men's Repub- 
lican Tariff Club, in which organization he is a prominent 
member. His experience has covered a wide range of 
architectural work and has won him much consideration. 


Charles J. Rieger, the well-known architect, is a 
graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and the 
Boston School of Technology, and since 
he began the practice of architecture he 
designed some of the most imposing 
buildings in Pittsburgh and a few other cities. It was 
he who designed the Washington Trust Company build- 
ing, the New Kensington school building, the Pitts- 
burgh Stock Exchange, Senator Langfitt's residence, 
the Western Savings and Deposit Company's bank and 
many other buildings in different parts of the State. 
Mr. Rieger is a Mason and belongs to all the Masonic 
branches, including the Knights Templar and the 
Shriners. Likewise he holds membership in the Pitts- 
burgh Athletic Association and the German Club. His 
offices are located in the Germania Bank building. 



Whatever some people turn their hands to, they make a success of. It rarely hap- 
pens that a man grown to maturity can do three different things for a livelihood, at 
three different times, of course, and do 
them equally well. And this applies 
particularly to aliens, for they are gen- 
erally handicapped, no matter what they 

In Louis J. D'Isa, president of the 
contracting firm of that name, Pitts- 
burgh has a man, and incidentally an 
alien, who has done just this very thing. 
Like hundreds of other individuals from 
foreign shores, he landed in America 
and immediately went in quest of work. 
In the course of time he succeeded. 

By a strange coincidence the pa- 
rents of Mr. D'Isa bore similar names. 
His father's name is Angelo, and that of 
his mother is Angelina. They lived to- 
gether in the town of Formicola, in 
Italy, and there it was that on July 24, 
1879, the man that later came to Amer- 
ica for a job was born. Fortunately, he 
was given the advantages of a good 
schooling in Italy. In various schools 
and colleges in that picturesque city of 
Naples he was given an excellent tech- 
nical and commercial education and, 
thus equipped, he crossed the seas to make his fortune in rapidly growing America. 

It was just 11 years ago, or, to be precise, in November, 1902, that he reached the 
shores of the United States. Upon arriving here he set about to show his good judgment 
by not tarrying in the overcrowded cities along the coast line. He came direct to Pitts- 

Educated Italians were exceedingly rare here at that time, and so he found himself 
confronted with one opportunity after the other. Because of his excellent equipment 
and his good character in Italy, he was appointed secretary to the Italian consul in 
Pittsburgh. He remained there for a time, but he longed to be an American in every 
sense of the word, and so he sought and found an opening with American employers. 
The next position that presented itself to him was that of clerk in the foreign depart- 
ment in the First National Bank of Braddock, Braddock National Bank and Union Sav- 
ings Bank. There he was so successful that, had he remained, he probably would be hav- 
ing a bank of his own today. 

However, he kept his eyes open for other opportunities. He observed that contrac- 
tors were accumulating large amounts of money and so he associated himself with F. A. 
Masselli and went into the contracting business. After two years his business had 
grown to such proportions that he felt justified in raising his capital stock and applying 
for a charter. Accordingly his firm was incorporated, and is now doing a lucrative busi- 
ness under the name of the D'Isa Construction Company, with Mr. D'Isa as president. 



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Thomas H. Scott was born in Washington county, 
Pennsylvania, September 7, 1865, the son of John H. 
and Ann Scott. He was educated in the 
public schools of Washington county. 
When only 22 years old, young Scott 
left Washington county to seek a bigger field of en- 
deavor. He came to Pittsburgh and opened an office 
as an architect, after studying that profession for a due 
period of time. His success was immediate, and by 
hard work and originality of ideas, Mr. Scott secured a 
handsome business. Since establishing himself in 
Pittsburgh, Mr. Scott has designed the Machesney 
building, a large downtown office structure; the Wil- 
kinsburg High School, the Standard Steel Car Com- 
pany's office building at Lindora, and has been the 
architect for the Denny estate for 20 years. 




R. M. Trimble was born in the old Sixth ward, on 
the North Side, May 15, 1871, and is the son of John 
H. and Elizabeth McA. Trimble. He at- 
tended the Sixth Ward school and Alle- 
gheny high school, graduating in 1887. 
After a short course at the Western 
University of Pennsylvania, he entered into the con- 
tracting business with his father, remaining with him 
until 1892, when he commenced the study of archi- 
tecture in the office of a Pittsburgh architect. He con- 
tinued as a draughtsman in this office until 1898, in 
which year he opened an office and began the inde- 
pendent practice of architecture. During the active 
practice of fifteen years he has designed and erected, 
in addition to a large number of residences, many 
buildings of different types, such as banks, churches, 
apartment houses, schools, commercial buildings, hos- 
pitals, etc., throughout Western Pennsylvania. 

Samuel Kennedy Hazlett, manager of the Du- 

quesne Marble Company, was born in Kansas, May ] 1, 

1887. His parents were Addison Haz- 

I^tSSU lett and Annie F - Hazlett. To his west- 


hazlett. ern Parentage he owes the vim and 
vigor which he has put into his business 
life in Pennsylvania. His early education was re- 
ceived in the Washington county public schools. He is 
a graduate of the Iron City Business College. His first 
permanent position was with the Ben Avon Lumber 
Company, at Ben Avon, Pa. He remained with this 
company from 1904 until 1910, when he secured a bet- 
ter position with the Duquesne Marble Company. As 
general manager of this large corporation he has done 
much to place the fine marbles which it handles in the 
walls of residences, banks and office buildings through- 
out New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. 
The plant is on the North Side, Pittsburgh. 



The Steel Concrete Construction Company was established in Pittsburgh, June 9, 
1909, by E. E. Wick, Don Rose and J. H. McCoy for the manufacture of monolithic con- 
crete of all kinds. The firm is comprised of E. E. Wick, 
who serves in the capacity of president ; Don Rose, who is 
vice-president, and J. H. McCoy, who is secretary, treas- 
urer and general manager. The corporation took over the 
business of John H. McCoy and largely operates the vari- 
ous patents of which Mr. McCoy is the patentee. The Mc- 
Coy Silo Form Company was incorporated the present 
year under the laws of Pennsylvania to take care of the 
demands of the trade for forms of various kinds. The 
Construction Company caters principally to the trade on 
water tanks, smoke stacks, silos, etc., but builds anything 

of concrete. From a small 

business the company 

has increased 100 per 

cent, annually, until it is 

now one of the largest 

corporations in the con- 
crete trade. The com- 

■, ,,. , . EUGENE E. WICK 

pany does nothing but 

first-class work. At times hundreds of men are employed 
in the business. The engineering force is a large one and 
competent to manage a contract of any size. The age of 
concrete building has just arrived, and the Steel Concrete 
Construction Company has added greatly to the advance 
of the business through its specialties. Notable pieces of 
concrete contracting work are monuments to the impor- 
tance, skill and excellence of output of this com- 

One of the engineering staff of the company is Oscar 
J. West, civil engineer, who is the western representative 
of the company, with offices in the Peoples' Gas building, 
Chicago. John H. Mc- 
Coy, patentee, is one of 
the most important 
members of the Steel 
Concrete Const ruction 
Company. He was born 
in Ripley county, Mis- 
souri, December 22, 
1870, of Scotch, Irish and English ancestry. He is an in- 
ventive genius and an expert in the concrete line. He has 
spent a large part of his life in perfecting concrete patents 
and in inventing new processes for the use of the ma- 
terial. President Wick is a member of a well-known 
Voungstown, O., family. He is an aggressive, energetic 
member of the firm. Mr. Rose is the legal member 
of the company. Mr. Rose is of Scotch-Irish descent, has 
been admitted to the Allegheny county bar, and is counsel 
for the Pittsburgh Coal Company, one of the largest coal 
corporations in the world. 



At Chicago Junction, Ohio, built by 

Steel Concrete Construction Co. 

for the B. & O. Railroad. 



It has been said that America is still too young and undeveloped to foster European 
art as it should be fostered, and that is probably the reason why men skilled in the use of 

the brush and chisel turn their talents 
into more commercial occupations. A 
poet laureate would make but a bare 
subsistence here. So with the sculp- 
tors and mosaic artists. Little market 
for their products is to be found here, 
but in spite of that, stupid indeed is he 
who cannot find some means of turning 
his talents to good account after he 

For its art schools, and its natural 
beauty that has fed them and their stu- 
dents from time immemorial, there is 
probably no city in the whole world to 
compare with Venice, in Italy. Its dark 
blue skies, its grand canals and its vari- 
colored buildings of all shapes and sizes, 
have been the despair of artists for cen- 
turies. Few have been able to paint 
these grandeurs as they are, but none 
have ever looked upon them without 
feeling a longing to reproduce some of 
their glories in places less endowed with 
the beautiful. No native of Venice has 
ever lived and come to America without, 
in some measure, contributing to the improvement of their new land. 

In that city, in 1880, Peter Joseph Furlan, now of Pittsburgh, was born. His an- 
cestors had lived there for generations, and there it was that he received his early educa- 
tion in the public schools. While still studying he acquired a taste for works of art, as 
everybody in Venice does, and in his boyhood he spent much time drawing pictures and 
sketches of the picturesque architecture that he daily looked upon. But he was preparing 
to emigrate to America, and for that reason was obliged to abandon what he most loved 
to do. 

After he arrived here, however, he found that his studies had prepared him to earn 
a fairly good income after all. He entered into ornamental plaster of paris and cement 
work, and as he accumulated money and studied American architecture he gradually 
found himself among the builders of fine dwellings, theaters, churches and kindred struc- 
tures. Appreciating the need of more contractors for a city the size of Pittsburgh, he en- 
tered the business of concrete construction, and from the beginning has made a success 
of it. He is located in the Lyceum building now, where he is constantly kept busy 
figuring on construction work of a costly nature. Among some of the buildings he helped 
erect are the Margaretta Church, at Carrick ; the Pittsburgh Synagogue, the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Bellevue; the Kenyon Opera House of Pittsburgh, the Church of the 
Ascension of Pittsburgh, the Carnegie Technical Schools, and many others. 

Mr. Furlan is the treasurer of the International Commission Company and holds a 
membership in the Louata Operaia, at East Liberty. 



Samuel Holmes has for twenty-eight years been 
identified with the building of modern Pittsburgh. The 
Pittsburgh Athletic Club is an example 
of the stone work for which Mr. Holmes 
is noted. He is contractor for all of the 
masonry work on the School of Applied Design and 
Machinery Hall, the beautiful buildings of Carnegie In- 
stitute of Technology, located in Schenley Park. 
Among a wide range of buildings done by Mr. Holmes 
there are over thirty churches to his credit in Pitts- 
burgh, also the Watson building, Fairmont, W. Va. 
Office buildings, bridges, churches and other structures 
in large numbers throughout Pittsburgh and its adja- 
cent territory bear Mr. Holmes' workmanship. He is 
the owner of the finest stone-cutting plant in the Pitts- 
burgh district, located in Wilkinsburg. 





Thomas Ralph Pittock is one of Pittsburgh's foremost capitalists and real estate 
dealers. He was born in London, England, 76 years ago, a son of Frederick Pittock and 
Susanna Bonner Pittock. His parents removed to Pennsylvania when Mr. 
Pittock was a boy, and he was educated in the public schools of the State. 
Mr. Pittock has engaged in the real estate business for years, and his 
success through latter years extended his business and field of endeavor 
until now he is one of the city's best known promotors and capitalists. 

Mr. Pittock is a brother of John W. Pittock, who founded the Pittsburgh Leader, ir 
October, 1864. Another brother is the publisher of the Portland Oregonian, at Portland, 
Ore. Mr. Pittock was not a favored son of fortune by birth. He worked for everything 
he now has, and is a self-made Pittsburgher. 





Daniel E. Jones was born in Pittsburgh, a son of 
Evan Jones and Elizabeth Jones. He attended the 
public schools, and was a student at the 
Western University of Pennsylvania. 
He was graduated from Duff's College, 
Mr. Jones entered the firm of Evan Jones 
& Company, of which his father was president, as su- 
perintendent, and later became manager and treasurer, 
which position he now holds, being the active head of 
the concern. The firm does general contracting for 
public works, being the pioneer contracting firm of 
Pittsburgh now existing to undertake public work. 
This feature of contracting was taken up shortly after 
the Civil War, and has been carried on ever since. The 
company is well known as brick manufacturers, also 
making Ligonier paving block, on which it specializes, 
and also handles contracting for railroad ballasting. 


Herman Rath, general contractor, was born May 3, 
1878, in Germany. His parents were Charles and Anna 
Rath. The boy was brought to the United 
States by his parents when he was but 
three years old. He was educated in the 
public schools of Allegheny county. In 1893 he started in 
the contracting business with his father, and 10 years 
later took over the management of the entire business. 
He was elected to the State Legislature in 1911 and served 
one term. He was a member of the following committees : 
Accounts, Municipal Corporations, Military, and Public 
Health and Sanitation. Mr. Rath is a member of the 
Masonic Fraternity. He is married and has three chil- 
dren. His present home is in Pittsburgh, 5223 Duncan 
street. Mr. Rath is a staunch Republican in politics, and 
has always been known for the earnestness with which 
he supports a cause, and the thoroughness of all his un- 


A leader among Allegheny county Scotchmen and one of the most progressive build- 
ing contractors of the county, George Hogg, of Edgewood, head of the firm of George 
Hogg Company, has gained an enviable reputation in the years he has spent in this coun- 
try. Mr. Hogg came from Scotland to America more than a quarter of a century ago. 

He received a public school education in his native land, which prepared him for 
the building business into which he embarked in America. Many of the largest con- 
tracts for building construction in Braddock and surrounding boroughs were given Mr. 
Hogg, who also owns considerable real estate in that town. 

He is a director of the First National Bank of Braddock and of the Braddock Trust 
Company. He is a member of the Burns society and a member of several Masonic orders. 

The offices of the George Hogg Company, contractors and builders, of which Mr. 
George Hogg is the head, are located in the Keystone building, Pittsburgh. 



As an example of success which may be attained by hard work, study and persever- 
ance, none is more entitled to mention than Francis E. McGillick. He was born in Blairs- 
ville, Indiana county, Pennsylvania, 
February 10, 1864. His father, Peter 
McGillick, came from county Meath, 
and his mother, whose maiden name 
was Bridget Nolan, from county Wick- 
low, Ireland; they were of the sturdy, 
honest Irish type, frugal and indus- 

Mr. McGillick received his early 
education in the parochial school, Blairs- 
ville, conducted by the Sisters of 
Charity, and in which they were the in- 
structors. In the mornings and even- 
ings, young McGillick drove the family's 
cows and those of neighbors to and from 
the pasture fields, and worked in his 
father's garden. After school hours 
and during vacations he engaged in any 
kind of work he could find in the town 
or among the neighborhood farmers. As 
Blairsville at that time was a small 
place, positions were hard to get, the 
boy helped teamsters to haul coal, lum- 
ber and other commodities. He worked 
in a brick yard, in a woolen mill, on the 
township roads, in ice cutting and pack- 
ing, and in digging cellars. He also performed services as helper for plasterers and brick 
and stone masons. A choice job was that of harvesting, for which young McGillick re- 
ceived pay at the rate of $2 a day. For a time he worked for as much as 35 to 50 cents 
per day. 

At the age of 17 young McGillick entered the employment of the Pennsylvania Rail- 
road, working on a gravel or work train. He made application and was promoted to a 
carpenters' gang, the work being to build and repair wood and iron bridges, stations, 
water towers and other structures along the road from Blairsville to old Allegheny City 
during the summer and in winter was employed as brakeman and fireman. After two 
years he got employment at building houses and in 1886 began business at Blairsville as 
a contractor and builder. In nine years he built over 300 structures. During four years 
of this time he also carried on a mercantile establishment, selling groceries and hardware. 

Mr. McGillick came to Pittsburgh in 1895 and for 12 years engaged in business as a 
contractor and builder, most of the time having as many as 200 men in his employment. 
In 1907, he quit the contracting business, to confine his attention to his real estate and 
other interests. He has offices in the East End Trust Building, at Penn and Highland 
avenues. Mr. McGillick was married September 2, 1891, to Margaret A., daughter of 
Louis and Anne Botzem, at Latrobe, Pa. Mr. McGillick lives in a handsome residence at 
Margaretta and St. Clair streets, Pittsburgh. He takes pride in the fact that although he 
was compelled to relinquish his school education in early life, he never has ceased to per- 
fect himself as much as possible in after years, even to the extent of indulging in a three 
years' law course by correspondence. He is a member of Duquesne Council, Knights of 
Columbus. He has three sons — Francis E., Charles A. and Louis J. — all at college, and 
one daughter, Marie Elizabeth. 



George J. Hagan has established himself as one of 
the specialists in the manufacture and treatment of 
metals in Pittsburgh. A large number 
of appliances now in use among manu- 
facturers bear his name. Mr. Hagan 
started work as a contractor, making a specialty of 
erecting furnaces. Next he put up his own gas pro- 
ducers and stokers, rolling mills and steel plants. For 
years he has made a study of fuel economy and has 
perfected a large number of appliances. Among these 
are the Stoker Fired Furnace for special high grade 
work, where the heat treatment is a special factor in 
the conversion operation. Practically all manufactur- 
ers making such a product are using his equipment. 
Mr. Hagan is the sole owner of the firm doing business 
under the name of George J. Hagan. 


Lakin Clarkson Taylor was born at Batesville, 
Noble county, Ohio, November 20, 1862, the son of Dr. 
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Lakin Taylor. When aged 17 Mr. Tay- 
lor taught school and later was assist- 
ant postmaster of Cambridge, Ohio. He 
organized and was first secretary and treasurer of the 
American Rolling Mill Company, at Middletown, Ohio, 
organized and built the Cambridge Rolling Mill (now 
Inter-State Steel Company), at Cambridge, Ohio, and 
other important mills. He has just completed the or- 
ganization of the Pittsburgh Sheet & Tin Plate Com- 
pany, of Pittsburgh, of which he is secretary and treas- 
urer. He also organized banks in Columbus, Cincinnati 
and Louisville. He is secretary and treasurer of the 
Buena Vista Land Company, and carries on various 
large building operations in Pittsburgh, besides build- 
ing and financing steel mills. 


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Even in so unpoetic a field of endeavor as banking and life insurance writing one 
must be talented in order to be thoroughly successful. To have a natural fondness for a 
particular occupation helps greatly in making that occupation never a drudgery, but a 
well-paying proposition. This has always been recognized in the learned professions, but 
in business the impression, that has always been most general, was that a sound ground- 
ing in office work was all that was necessary. 

That this is really not true, and that genius has much to do with the success of a 
business man, has been proved so many times over by one of the younger generation of 
Pittsburgh insurance men, that no further argument is necessary. This Pittsburgher is 
in reality not a Pittsburgher, for he was born in that delightful section directly south of 
the Mason-Dixon line, that in song and story has become noted for the beauty of its land- 
scape and the hospitality of its people. 

Joseph William Bryan is a native of old Virginia. His father, Dr. L. W. Bryan, was 
a practicing physician in the little town of Bristol, and there the subject of this sketch 
was born. To enter a business career seemed to be his early inclination. When he at- 
tended the public schools in his native town he gave particular attention to his mathe- 
matical studies, and as soon as he left school he began to prove that he was fitted for 
insurance work. 

The first thing of importance that he started out to do was pack five years' work into 
eight months. He actually did this, and old, white-haired insurance men the country over 
"sat up and took notice," to use a common expression. They wondered, and quite justly, 
too, what this beginner in the insurance field was going to do next. They have been 
watching him ever since, and have seen him make upward moves that only one endowed 
with a rich genius could make. To be more explicit, Mr. Bryan sold insurance in the 
State of Texas for the International Life Insurance Company, of St. Louis. The com- 
pany was a new one, and the State of Texas was a big State. However, in eight 
months' time the novice in the insurance business sold one round million dollars 
worth of insurance. This feat is usually regarded as a good five years' work for an ex- 
pert. What makes it particularly remarkable, and more in Mr. Bryan's favor, is the fact 
that $800,000 of this business has paid a third renewal business. For this wonderful 
piece of work he was sent to Pittsburgh to take charge of the office in that city, and 
although he has been there only two years, he has built up an agency force that is writ- 
ing one million dollars worth of insurance annually. Immediately before coming to 
Pittsburgh he served a brief period of time as superintendent of agents for this concern. 

Since coming to Pittsburgh he has interested himself and a number of others in the 
organization of an insurance company that is now doing business as the United Mutual 
Life Insurance Company. Eventually the company will go on a stock basis and operate 
as the United Life Insurance Company. The concern will be a $1,000,000 capital stock 
company, and expects in a short time to acquire the strength of the older and more prom- 
inent concerns of the country. Mr. Bryan is the vice-president of this new company, 
Joseph A. Langfitt is the president, and W. A. Roberts is secretary and treasurer. These 
two men are Pittsburghers. In the board of directors are men high in the financial 
life of Pittsburgh. To Mr. Bryan alone, who incidentally occupies the position of 
secretary and treasurer of the West Penn Securities Company, is due the successful 
launching of this new company, and insurance periodicals the country over predict for it 
a career of unprecedented success as long as it bears the stamp of so efficient an organ- 
izer and vice-president. 

Mr. Bryan is widely and favorably known as an insurance man of great forceful- 
ness. He is not quite 28 years old, but is one of that energetic kind that never gets tired. 
Being a man of splendid address and adaptable to all conditions, he is peculiarly fitted 
for the work of organizing and successfully carrying forward a big general agency. The 
sending of Mr. Bryan to Pittsburgh by the International Company was in keeping with 
its plan to get hold of wide awake, experienced men who are known to be efficient. 



Edward Davison, Jr., well-known 
steamboat captain and one of the fore- 
most men in the sand and gravel busi- 
ness in Pittsburgh, is at the head 
of the firm of J. K. Davison & Brother. 
Steamboating on the Ohio, Monongahela 
and Allegheny rivers is a strenuous oc- 
cupation, and by the time a man has fol- 
lowed it for a few years he has devel- 
oped a hardihood and resourcefulness 
which will bring him success in most 
any line of endeavor, if it be combined 
with business instincts and intelligence. 
Mr. Davison secured a position on a 
steamboat when a youth and rose rapid- 
ly until he became a captain. Soon he 
became interested in dredging for sand 
and gravel and at length embarked in 
this business, becoming the active part- 
ner in a firm of the highest business 
standing. The company was first or- 
ganized in 1870 under the name of J. K. 
& E. Davison. Later the volume of busi- 
ness became so great that a reorganiza- 
tion was necessary and the present com- 
pany was incorporated. 


J. Toner Barr is one of the best 
known civil and constructing engineers 
in Western Pennsylvania. Mr. Barr 
was born in Philadelphia in 1876. His 
father and mother were John C. Barr 
and Mrs. Sarah Toner Barr. At an 
early age he entered the Western Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania as a special stu- 
dent. After this he was given the im- 
portant post of city engineer of Pitts- 
burgh, and later became identified with 
much important construction work. He 
occupied positions with the Allegheny 
Valley Railroad Company, the Eureka 
Fuel Company, the Mellon interests in 
Pittsburgh and the Baltimore & Ohio 
Railroad Company. In 1907 he began 
business for himself. Among much im- 
portant work, he has constructed by con- 
tract over 15 miles of underground con- 
duit system for the Bell Company. Mr. 
Barr is a member of the American So- 
ciety of Civil Engineers and the Engi- 
neers' Society of Western Pennsylvania. 



Charles C. Hamilton, Real Estate 
man of Pittsburgh, Pa., was born in 
Northampton county, Virginia, Novem- 
ber 18, 1869, the son of Thomas 
and Henrietta (Bell) Hamilton. He was 
educated at the public schools of his 
native State. Beginning work at 17, he 
learned the hotel business; then real 
estate in Hampton, Virginia, and came 
to Pittsburgh, Pa., in September, 1900. 
Mr. Hamilton is notable as the origi- 
nator of the Penn Avenue Produce Dis- 
trict. The opening of that district 
where the produce men are now 
grouped, was rapidly and successfully 
accomplished by him, an achievement 
that thoroughly introduced Mr. Hamil- 
ton to the newspapers and the public. 
Many Pittsburgh modern apartments 
were built by him. He is Third Vice- 
President of the Real Estate Board; 
Blue Lodge, Chapter and Council Ma- 
son ; a Knight Templar and Shriner. His 
offices are in the Union Bank Building. 


Among the most progressive real 
estate brokers of the city of Pittsburgh 
is Clarence Leland Saxton. He was 
born November 10, 1877, at New Frank- 
lin Springs, Beaver county, Pennsyl- 
vania. His parents are Samuel J. and 
Isabella A. Saxton. For 15 years Mr. 
Saxton has been engaged as a real estate 
broker in Pittsburgh, having been lo- 
cated on the North Side for 12 years, 
and the last three years having offices 
in the Union Bank building. He is a di- 
rector of the Pittsburgh Real Estate 
Board as well as being head of the C. L. 
Saxton Company, a realty organization 
that has completed some of the largest 
deals ever made in the Smoky City. 
From the age of three until seven years 
ago Mr. Saxton resided in Sewickley, 
and since that time has had his resi- 
dence in the East End, Pittsburgh. Mr. 
Saxton is a member of the Pittsburgh 
Athletic Association, Allegheny Lodge 
No. 223, F. & A. M., Allegheny Council 
and Bellevue Chapter of that order, and 
Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce. 



John E. Shaw, of Pittsburgh, was born in North 
Versailles township, Allegheny county, February 8, 
1851. His education was started at the 
Newell Institute at Pittsburgh and con- 
tinued at Yale, from which he was grad- 
uated in 1873. Later he entered the law school of Co- 
lumbia University and graduated there in 1875. The 
same year he began the practice of law in Pittsburgh. 
Leaving the legal profession, he entered into real es- 
tate, and, in addition to much other important work, 
manages the real estate interests of H. C. Frick. In 
1893 he organized the Provisional Committee of the 
Lake Erie and Ohio River Ship Canal Company in the 
Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce and secured the sur- 
veys of the canal. In 1905 he secured the incorporation 
of the canal company. Mr. Shaw is a member of the 
Union Club, the University Club of Pittsburgh and the 
Stanton Heights Golf Club. 




William Wilson Giffen, only son of Jesse and 
Rebecca (Fisher) Giffen, was born in East Huntington 
township, Westmoreland county, Penn- 
sylvania, August 22, 1866. He attended 
the Mt. Pleasant Classical and Scientific 
Institution, graduating in 1884. In 1889 
he came to Pittsburgh, entering the employ of T. Mel- 
lon & Sons, bankers. In 1891 he formed a partnership 
with Samuel W. Gault in the real estate business, 
under the firm name of Gault & Giffen, which continues 
at the present time ; they have since been very actively 
engaged in the real estate business, with offices at 442 
Fourth avenue. Mr. Giffen is president of the First 
National Bank of Trafford City. Mr. Giffen's firm was 
one of the pioneers in bringing the modern apartment 
house to Pittsburgh, and have a large number of this 
class of construction to their credit. 




Henry Graff Hugus, eldest child of Paul and 
Priscilla Sophia (Graff) Hugus, was born in Pitts- 
burgh April 3, 1847. He attended Ober- 
lin College, Oberlin, 0., afterward 
studying at the Western University, and 
graduating from Eastman's National 
Business College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Following 
identification with the stove and range firm of Graff, 
Hugus & Company, Pittsburgh, Mr. Hugus in 1881 es- 
tablished a retail store on Smithfield street under his 
own name. With his brother he was successfully en- 
gaged in the manufacture of steel hollow ware and steel 
gongs. Mr. Hugus retired in 1895. He is a Mason, 
member of Grace Reformed Church, Pittsburgh Coun- 
try Club, Pittsburgh Board of Trade and the Gentle- 
men's Driving Club of Pittsburgh and Allegheny. He 
married Sarah Ann Harrison, their children being J. 
Harrison and Mary A. Hugus. 



Among Pittsburgh's chieftains of finance is Wilson A. Shaw, the son of James and 
Nancy M. Shaw (nee Wilson). Mr. Shaw was born at Glenshaw, Pennsylvania, Sep- 
tember 18, 1846. He received his educa 
tion in the public schools and pursued 
his higher studies in the Western Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. 

It was March 16, 1866, that Mi. 
Shaw embarked in the field of business, 
entering the Merchants & Manufactur- 
ers National Bank as a clerk. His dis- 
play of industry and judgment brought 
him proper recognition, and in 1874 he 
became cashier of that banking institu- 
tion. Bigger honors awaited him, and 
in 1902 he was made president of that 

The advisability of the consolida- 
tion of the Merchants & Manufacturers 
National Bank, the Iron City National 
Bank and the Bank of Pittsburgh be- 
came plainly evident in 1903, and it was 
effected, being one of the biggest bank- 
ing mergers in Pittsburgh in years. 
Wilson A. Shaw was decided upon as 
the man to guide the destinies of the big 
financial institution. He was named for 
President January 1, 1904. 

Mr. Shaw continued in that capac- 
ity until February of 1910, when he resigned as president of the Bank of Pittsburgh. He 
was thereupon elected chairman of the board of directors and vice-president of that big 
institution. Mr. Shaw has not confined his banking activities alone to that bank, but is a 
director of the Fidelity Title & Trust Company of Pittsburgh. 

Mr. Shaw is a prominent figure in the club and social life of Pittsburgh, being a 
member of the Duquesne Club, the Pittsburgh Country Club and the Pittsburgh Athletic 
Association. He is also a member of the Railroad Club of New York city, and the Pitts- 
burgh Chapter Sons of the American Revolution. 

His entire life has been one preponderating with unusual achievements, and his rise 
in the banking business was phenomenal. At every turn he displayed great ability and 
happily, in his case, merit was rewarded by proper advancement. Pittsburgh is proud of 
his record of rapid progress and has showered on him numerous honors in order to show 
its appreciation. 

Mr. Shaw is not narrowed by his long continued promotion of banking interests, but 
on the other hand, is a broad, well-balanced citizen who has a general interest in the af- 
fairs of the city, whether they touch his special line of activity or are directly opposite. 

For his charitable activities he has won to himself considerable esteem. The repu- 
tation he has made for himself is not, however, confined to Pittsburgh, but throughout 
the State, and even in the busy marts of the nation Wilson A. Shaw is known and recog- 
nized as a keen-minded financial man. 

While he was not born in Pittsburgh, the greatest portion of his life has been spent 
in that city, and his brilliant business career has been exclusively staged there. 


Louis G. Rankin is a leading real estate operator of 
Pittsburgh. He was born March 3, 1883, in Aiken ave- 
nue, Pittsburgh, a son of Dr. John S. 
rankin' Rankin and Louisa G. Rankin. He at- 
tended the Liberty school (Twentieth 
ward) , and continued his studies in the Pittsburgh Central 
high school. Later he attended Washington and Jefferson 
College, Harvard University and Boston University. 

After leaving college he entered the wholesale lumber 
and later the real estate business, at which he has been 
very successful. 


Edward G. Lang, of North Side, Pittsburgh, was 
born in old Allegheny, the son of John Henry Lang 
and Caroline Cole Lang. After leaving 
the public schools, Mr. Lang became in- 
terested in the fire insurance and real 
estate business, in which he is now engaged. He is a 
director of the Second National Bank, the Ohio Valley 
Bank, the Union American Cigar Company, the Peo- 
ple's Land Company, the Monongahela Oil Company, 
and the Dollar Savings Fund & Trust Company. For 
several years Mr. Lang was Director of Public Safety 
of Pittsburgh under the Mayor Guthrie administra- 
tion, and represented the Eleventh ward of Allegheny 
in Council. He was disbursing officer of the United 
States government in the construction of the North 
Side Post Office building. He is affiliated with several 
Masonic organizations, being a Knight Templar and a 
Mystic Shriner. 


George H. Hershey is a retail grocer of the East 
End, Pittsburgh. He is an active member of the Board 
of Trade, and has real estate interests — 
residence property — throughout the 
city. He was born in Circleville, West- 
moreland county, March 10, 1867, and brought up on 
his father's farm in Irwin borough. He attended the 
common schools of Irwin, mastered the carpenter 
trade, but finally in 1895 engaged in the grocery busi- 
ness. His business and apartment building is located 
at Center avenue and Graham street and he has built 
a residence at 539 Graham street. He is a member of 
the Friendship Methodist Episcopal Church, of which 
he has served as steward and trustee. He was mar- 
ried February 27, 1894, to Miss Kate M. New, and they 
have one daughter. 



To financial Pittsburgh the name of Robert James Davidson is one big in meaning. 
In fact, Robert James Davidson is one of the biggest figures in Pittsburgh's financial 

He is an officer and director in 
three of the biggest concerns of their 
kind in the city, and knows banking 
from bottom to top, experience being 
his teacher, so that he is not only a 
familiar figure, but is a leader as well, 
in his chosen field of endeavor. 

Mr. Davidson was born in Wam- 
pum, Lawrence county, Pennsylvania, a 
son of R. D. Davidson, a prominent resi- 
dent of that place. He attended the 
grammar schools there, and as a young 
man secured a position with a bank. 

Since that time Mr. Davidson has 
been a banker. He has performed prac- 
tically every duty of a bank employe, in 
his various positions, during his long 
career, and points to a long record of 
service with pride. For three years he 
worked in different positions in a pri- 
vate bank. Entering the employ of a 
trust company, he worked in different 
trust companies for nine years. For 10 
years he has held responsible positions 
with national banks, and for years has 
been a bank president. 

As president of the Columbia National Bank, and a member of the bank's directorate, 
Mr. Davidson found he had more time at his command than his duties exacted, and he 
became interested in the Republic Bank Note Company, of Pittsburgh, and besides being 
a big stockholder became vice-president and a director. 

Mr. Davidson then further proved his versatility and capacity to care for widely 
scattered and varied interests, when he became treasurer of the Fort Pitt Malleable Iron 
Company. He also is a member of the board of directors of the latter concern. 

Not only is Mr. Davidson prominent in business and financial circles, but he is well 
known socially as well. He is prominent as a member of the Duquesne and Allegheny 
Clubs, and has a wide acquaintance and circle of friends, both in Pittsburgh and through- 
out the State of Pennsylvania. 

Few people have the capacity for winning friends who will stick in adversity as well 
as in prosperity. Such a gift is the possession only of the man of character and pleasing 
personality. The multitude of men and women who claim the friendship of Mr. Davidson 
is proof of his standing in the community which none can successfully refute. 

Few men take a greater delight than does Mr. Davidson in the society of his friends, 
and he is always adding to the number. After the trying routine of the day's work in the 
office is over, Mr. Davidson seeks social companionship for relaxation and rest. 

Mr. Davidson possesses a keen insight into human nature. This, with his sterling 
honesty, optimistic temperament and profound knowledge of the fundamental principles 
of business, is largely responsible for his success. 




John A. Bell, banker, was born 
September 30, 1854, in Mansfield (now 
Carnegie), Pa., a suburb of Pittsburgh, 
where he still resides. His parents 
were John Bell and Phianna (nee 
Arner) Bell, who both died before he 
was eleven years of age. He received a 
public school education, and of necessity 
started to work early in life, first taking 
a position as clerk in a grocery store and 
later entering business for himself. Mr. 
Bell served as treasurer of Allegheny 
county from 1891 to 1893. He after- 
wards became president of the Freehold 
Bank, which position he still retains. 
He is associated with the Colonial Trust 
Company and the Columbia National 
Bank as vice-president of each. He is 
president of the First National Bank of 
Carnegie, the Carnegie Trust Company, 
the Burgettstown National Bank and 
the Grove City National Bank. He is 
largely interested in producing oil and 
has an extensive coal acreage. 


Jerome Hill, banker, manufacturer 
and prominent in transportation busi- 
ness was born May 5, 1878, in Tennes- 
see. His parents were Jerome Hill and 
Sallie Wendell (nee Fentress) Hill. 
When a small lad Mr. Hill was taken to 
St. Louis, Mo., by his parents. He en- 
tered the South Academy of St. Louis, 
from which he graduated. At an early 
age Mr. Hill became financially inter- 
ested in the banking business. For 
years he has been vice-president of the 
Colonial Trust Company of Pittsburgh 
and manager of the bond department. 
On April 1, 1912, he started with the 
Colonial Trust Company of Farrell, Pa., 
in the same capacity. Mr. Hill is a di- 
rector in the Freehold Bank and the 
Pittsburgh Bank for Savings. He is 
president of the Indianapolis and Louis- 
ville Traction Company and the Penn- 
sylvania Clay Company. Mr. Hill is a 
member of the Allegheny Country Club, 
the Pittsburgh Golf Club and the Du- 
quesne Club. He was married Decem- 
ber 4, 1907, to Miss Mary Brooks Jen- 
nings, of Pittsburgh. There are two 



To the ambition and industry of Percy E. Donner, Monessen, one of the rapidly 
growing communities adjacent to Pittsburgh, attributes much of its remarkable expan- 
sion. Although a considerable part of 
the development of Monessen has come 
as a result of advantages obtained 
through street railway rights and 
manufacturing plants, its success has 
been assisted by the untiring energy of 
Mr. Donner. 

Born in Columbus, Indiana, No- 
vember 18, 1879, Mr. Donner has spent 
the major portion of his life in the 
vicinity of Pittsburgh. His parents, 
Frederick and Mary J. Donner, gave 
him the early advantages of a good pub- 
lic and high school education, at Colum- 
bus, Indiana, where he received train- 
ing fitting him for his career in after 
life. Mr. Donner then came East for 
the opportunities he sought. 

At the time of the organization of 
the United States Steel Corporation he 
was placed in charge of the big plant at 
Monessen on account of his ability, as 
well as for his pleasant personality, 
which made the employes of the mill 
work in harmony with him. Mr. Don- 
ner remained as the general manager 

of the Monessen plant until February 1, 1904. Subsequently, he became interested in the 
development of a number of other enterprises. Among them was the Webster, Monessen, 
Belle Vernon & Fayette City Railway Company, which was being organized when Mr. 
Donner entered into its activities. Mr. Donner helped to finance the concern, and as one 
of its directors gave his attention to matters leading to its success. 

Although by this time he was exceedingly busy through his participation in the man- 
agement of a number of different enterprises of an important character, Mr. Donner was 
induced to take part in the conduct of affairs of the Pittsburgh Air Brake Company, of 
which he was made a director. Mr. Donner also became connected with the East Side 
Land Company, which was the cause for a great deal of the final development of Mones- 
sen. This company really founded the town of Monessen. Mr. Donner is a director in 
this company. 

Mr. Donner is head of the banking and brokerage firm of Donner, Childs & Woods, 
being the member for that firm of the New York Stock Exchange. He joined the New 
York Stock Exchange four years ago, and spent two years on the floor. 

Despite the fact that much of his time has been taken up with the pursuit of busi- 
ness cares, at no time, however, has Mr. Donner relinquished his hold on social and out- 
door life. He is connected with the Pittsburgh Club, the Allegheny Country Club and the 
Duquesne Club. Mr. Donner likewise belongs to the Country Club of Pittsburgh and to 
the Harkaway Hunt Club, where he has many opportunities for outdoor recreation, and 
the Pittsburgh Press Club. 



William J. Jones, president of the Pittsburgh Bank 
for Savings, was born in Pittsburgh, February 20, 
1866, the son of Joseph D. and Carolyn Jones. He 
has risen from a position as clerk in a department 
store to the dignity of the official position he now 
holds. He was educated in the public and high schools 
of Pittsburgh, and began his business career as a 
bookkeeper for the Joseph Horne Company. He was 
a clerk in the postoffice and later inspector in the same 
office. He has occupied every position in the Pitts- 
burgh Bank for Savings from a clerkship to the presi- 
dency. Mr. Jones is a musician of note, being conduc- 
tor of several amateur singing societies. He was one 
of the principal sponsors for the Welsh Eisteddfod in 
Pittsburgh. He is a member of the Duquesne Club, 
the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, the Oakmont Country Club and the Pittsburgh 
Country Club. 

Mr. Jones' advancement has been remarkable. He owes his success to a pro- 
nounced capability for banking, and combining the qualities of tireless industry, shrewd- 
ness and foresight. Mr. Jones has largely contributed to the success of the Pittsburgh 
Bank for Savings. His election in 1913 to the presidency of that institution has met 
with general approval. 


John William Herron was born in 
Pittsburgh December 1, 1851, the son of 
William Anderson Herron and Louise 
Jeanette Herron. Mr. Herron attended 
the public schools of the city, and later 
was a student at the old Western Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania and the Newell 
Institute. Mr. Herron first was em- 
ployed in the insurance office of R. Ed- 
wards & Son. He then went to the roll- 
ing mill of Zug & Company as mill clerk 
and paymaster. He later entered the 
real estate office of his father, after- 
wards becoming associated with him in 
the firm of W. A. Herron & Son. In 
1900 Mr. Herron's father died and he 
formed an association with A. J. Kelley, 
Jr., and George D. Edwards, under the 
same name of W. A. Herron & Son. In 
1902 they organized the Commonwealth 
Trust Company, Mr. Herron being 
elected the president. This position he 
holds at the present time. He is an of- 
ficer and director of the Commercial Na- 
tional Bank and belongs to the Du- 
quesne Club, the Pittsburgh Golf Club. 


W. S. KUHN. 

J. S. KUHN. 




William Moore Patch, managing-di- 
rector of the Pitt Theater, is a son of 
Captain Alexander M. Patch, of Leban- 
on, Pa., and Annie (Moore) Patch; he 
is therefore the nephew of Joseph Hen- 
derson Moore, senior partner of the 
banking firm of Moore, Leonard and 
Lewis, of Pittsburgh and Boston. Mr. 
Patch was born in Tucson, Arizona, 
July 30, 1887. He spent the greater 
part of his childhood in the West and 
Northwest with his father, who was an 
army officer. Mr. Moore was graduated 
from St. Luke's school, Wayne, Pa., in 
1906. In January, 1907, he became sec- 
retary to the chief of the division of 
prints in the congressional library at 
Washington, D. C, and in October of 
the same year, private secretary to the 
manager of the Victor Talking Machine 
company, in Philadelphia and Camden, 
N. J. Mr. Patch came to Pittsburgh in 
January, 1909 as assistant dramatic and 
Sunday editor of the Pittsburgh Dis- 
patch. He was made dramatic editor of 
that paper in September, 1909. In 1913 
he became managing-director of the 
new Pitt theatre, projected by a group 
of wealthy Pittsburghers. 

J. A. KNOX. 

Joseph Alexander Knox, secretary 
and treasurer of the Dominion Trust 
Company, Pittsburgh, was born in Bel- 
fast, Ireland, January 15, 1867. His 
parents were Thomas Knox and Agnes 
(nee Rankin) Knox. He came to Amer- 
ica in 1889 with his wife and obtained 
employment with the Pennsylvania 
Railroad in Pittsburgh in the office of 
the auditor of disbursements. Later he 
was employed in the controller's office. 
In 1900 he became assistant treasurer 
and assistant secretary of the Fidelity 
Title and Trust Company, remaining 
with this concern until 1910 when he 
left to become president of the United 
States Glass Company. In 1913, Mr. 
Knox decided to renew his connection 
with the banking business, and having 
resigned from the industrial concern, 
became the secretary and treasurer of 
the Dominion Trust Company, in Jen- 
kins Arcade, Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh. 
Few men have risen more rapidly in the 
financial and industrial world than has 
Mr. Knox, and few men have been more 
worthy of promotion. 



Frank A. Wesley, vice-president and director of agencies of the Standard Life In- 
surance Company of Pittsburgh, was born in Cambridge, Mass., January 14, 1875. He 
was educated at East Greenwich Acade- 
my and Wesleyan University, from 
which he was graduated. After leaving 
college, Mr. Wesley went into the insur- 
ance business, in which he has been en- 
gaged ever since in various capacities. 

He first worked for the New York 
Life Insurance Company, leaving it to 
become assistant New England man- 
ager for the Bankers' Life Insurance 
Company of New York. Mr. Wesley 
worked with Mr. Woodbridge on plans 
for the organization of a life insurance 
company. He has ever been an energetic 
organizer and has originated some spe- 
cial plans in life insurance work that 
have proved efficacious in the promulga- 
tion of the business. 

Mr. Wesley knows every detail of the 
insurance business, having worked in 
every department and in every capacity 
to acquire the foundation of knowledge 
that he declares is required of any busi- 
ness man and especially of the insur- 
ance man. He has become a factor in 
insurance circles throughout the United 

States, his completely equipped and splendidly organized company making him a figure in 
such circles. 

As a director of agencies, his work is comprehensive. It requires the largest degree 
of insight and the most particular conception of detail in its regulation. This branch of 
the insurance business is considered one of the most important factors for the upbuild- 
ing of any company. It is largely due to the untiring efforts and splendid executive abil- 
ity of Mr. Wesley that the Standard Life Insurance Company, which he represents in the 
directorship of its agencies, is such an important and successful firm. 

Mr. Wesley and Mr. Woodbridge, together, worked for a year and a half on plans for 
the organization of the Columbian National Life Insurance Company of Boston, Mass. 
before the work was perfected. Mr. Wesley worked for his company nine years, during 
which time he served in almost every capacity of leadership. He was first made Boston 
manager of the company, and his success in this smaller territory led to his promotion to 
be manager of the New England territory. His success in launching the company's busi- 
ness in all of the New England States was the commencement of his promotion in the com- 
pany, an advancement of marvelous rapidity which was due entirely to the activity in 
service and successful competition of the manager. Mr. Wesley was next made assistant 
director of agencies for the Columbian National Life Company, later director of agencies 
and then he was admitted to the directorship of the company. 

In May, 1910, Mr. Wesley resigned from the Columbian National and accepted a 
position as vice-president and director of agencies with the Standard Life Insurance Com- 
pany, of Pittsburgh. 

During his three years of service he has promoted the interests of the company to a 
remarkable extent. He is one of the most efficient insurance men in the city, and it is 
predicted that he will gain greater laurels in the future than he has in the past. 



A. E. Succop, banker, of Pitts- 
burgh, Pa., is connected with a number 
of important banks and manufacturing 
concerns, as the list of his official posi- 
tions shows. Besides being president of 
the Germania Savings Bank, he is presi- 
dent of the German Fire Insurance 
Company, also a director of the Colum- 
bia National Bank, a director of the 
Colonial Trust Company, a director of 
the Freehold Bank, a director of the 
Parkersburg Iron & Steel Company, and 
a director of the Manufacturers Light & 
Heat Company. In a social way he is 
also importantly connected, as he is a 
member of the Duquesne Club, a mem- 
ber of the Pittsburgh Country Club and 
a member of the German Club. 

He resides in the East End, Pitts- 


William John Zahniser was born in 
Clinton county, Iowa, May 12, 1857, 
being the son of Jacob W. and Caroline 
(Bolton) Zahniser. Since 1883 he has 
been engaged as a building contractor. 
Mr. Zahniser is also the president of the 
Metropolitan Trust Company, president 
of the Butler Highfields Land Company, 
secretary and treasurer of the Oakmont 
Land and Improvement Company and 
secretary of the board of managers of 
the Allegheny County Work House. 
From 1900 to 1904 he was a member of 
Select council in Pittsburgh ; 1907-1909 
he was a member of the Oakmont bor- 
ough council and in 1898 he served on 
the Pittsburgh City Republican com- 
mittee. He is a member of the United 
Presbyterian Church, a member of the 
board of management, treasurer and 
chairman of the finance and the new 
building committees of the Lawrence- 
ville branch Young Men's Christian As- 
sociation. He is a Mason, a member of 
the Oakmont Country Club and Stanton 
Heights Golf Club. 



George Miltenberger McCandless, banker and insurance man, was born in Alle- 
gheny, now the North Side of Pittsburgh, November 21, 1867. If a wise father and a 
good mother can aid a boy in getting 
started right, Mr. McCandless certainly 
lacked no incentive in his early environ- 
ment to the achievement of success in 
life. His father was Major William 
Graham McCandless. His mother, 
Elizabeth F. McCandless, was a 
daughter of William F. Johnston, for- 
merly Governor of Pennsylvania. 

Mr. McCandless stood well in all 
his classes in the public schools, and 
won honors at Trinity Hall, at Wash- 
ington, Pa. The greater part of his 
education was secured, however, in the 
great school of business. 

When barely 18 years old he was 
given a position in the insurance office 
of W. G. McCandless, his father, as a 
clerk. Sometimes it is good for a 
young man to work with his father, 
especially if there is sufficient sympathy 
between them to prevent friction. The 
young man was successful from the 
start and pleased his father so well by 
his thrifty and progressive business 
qualifications that in 1898 a new insur- 
ance firm was incorporated — W. G. McCandless & Son. The son as junior partner in- 
creased and extended the business already established by the father and engaged in all 
lines of insurance. 

Mr. McCandless' active mind, however, could not long be bounded by the confines of 
the insurance business, and soon he became interested in banking. He became director in 
the Commercial National Bank, and the Commonwealth Trust Company. Mr. McCand- 
less' wide acquaintance and shrewd business instincts enables him to assist materially in 
increasing the business and prosperity of these institutions. He is also a director in the 
American Window Glass Company and in the Union Storage Company. 

Notwithstanding the varied business activities of his life, Mr. McCandless finds 
time for social recreation. After the day's work is over in the office he loves to forget 
the endless grind of directors' meetings and the routine of writing and paying insur- 
ance, in social diversions at the numerous clubs and orders to which he belongs. 

He is companion of the first class by inheritance in the military order Loyal 
Legion. Other clubs where he seeks social diversion include the Duquesne Club and the 
Pittsburgh Club. 

Mr. McCandless is interested in clean health-giving sports of all kinds. He is a 
member of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, the Allegheny Country Club and the Pitts- 
burgh Golf Club. The Americus Republican Club is the only political organization to 
which he belongs. Mr. McCandless has attained high rank in the Masonic order, being 
honorary member of the Thirty-third degree, a member of the Ancient and Accepted Scot- 
tish Rite Masons, Past Commander of the Tancred Commandery, Past High Priest of the 
Shiloh Chapter, A. Y. M. and Past Master of Crescent Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons. 


James I. Buchanan, financier and author, is president 
and a director of the Pittsburgh Trust Company, a mem- 
ber of the Board of Public Education until 
BUCHANAN recen tly, and vice-president of the fol- 
lowing companies : Manufacturers Light 
& Heat Company, Manufacturers Gas Company, Big 
Meadows Gas Company, Blackville Oil & Gas Company, 
Cameron Gas & Oil Company, Citizens Light & Heat Com- 
pany of West Middletown; Citizens Natural Gas Com- 
pany, of Beaver county; Franklin- Washington Gas Com- 
pany, Jefferson Gas Company, Jefferson Telegraph Com- 
pany, Montour Gas Company, Natural Fuel Company, 
and of a number of others. He is also president of 
the following companies : Pittsburgh Terminal Ware- 
house & Transfer Company, River & Railroad Terminal 
Company, Taylorstown Natural Gas Company, Ter- 
minal Trust Company, Washington Oil Company. He is 
trustee of several important estates and of the Athalia 
Daly Home. 

W. C. Soles, bank president and real estate 

broker, was born in McKeesport, March 30, 1848. His 

parents were Louis Soles and Catharine 

w. c. soles. (nee Cavin) Soles> Following a rather 

brief education in the McKeesport public schools the 
lad entered the larger school of the world and obtained 
a job floating coal down the Monongahela river. For 
the next two years Mr. Soles lived in the mountain wil- 
derness of Arizona. Upon returning to McKeesport 
he opened a real estate office, which is still conducted 
under Mr. Soles' direction. Mr. Soles has been con- 
nected with the National Bank of McKeesport since its 
organization, May 7, 1887, first as a director, then vice- 
president, and recently the president. He is the only 
surviving charter member of the board of directors 
now serving. Mr. Soles was married to Miss Emma 
Smith, of McKeesport. There are five sons and two 


James Madison Stoner, Jr., treasurer of the 
Franklin Savings and Trust Company, was born 
March 21, 1870, in Second street, Pitts- 
burgh. His parents were J. M. Stoner 
and Aurelia E. Stoner. He attended the 
public schools of Pittsburgh and the Se- 
wickley Academy. When but 16 years old he accepted 
a position as a jewelry salesman. In 1901 he became 
purchasing agent for the Sharon Steel Company, of 
Sharon, Pa., where he remained until he accepted his 
present position as treasurer of the Franklin Savings 
and Trust Company. Mr. Stoner is director of the 
Franklin Savings and Trust Company, and a director 
and member of the executive board of the Salvage and 
Storage Company of Pittsburgh. He is a member of 
the board of governors of the Edgewood Country Club, 
is a director and the treasurer of the Edgewood Club, 
and a member of the Sharon Club. 



William Collier Baldwin was born at Washington, 
Pennsylvania, January 12, 1858, the son of John Sealey 
and Jane lams Baldwin. He has made a record of rapid 
progress in the business world. Mr. Baldwin received 
his education in the Washington public schools. After 
leaving school he became a news agent on the Pennsyl- 
vania Railroad. He next entered the dry goods busi- 
ness, in which he continued until he was 33 years old. 
In the meantime he become interested in oil, gas and 
water enterprises. In 1893 he entered the employ of 
the New York Life Insurance Company. In 1895 he 
was appointed agency director. 

He accepted a general agency with the Canada 
Life Insurance Company in 1902, and later that year 
organized the Pittsburgh Life & Trust Company. In 
1907 he was elected president and general manager of 
the latter company. He is a director of the Keystone 
National Bank of Pittsburgh and the Union Trust 
Company of Washington, Pa. ; treasurer of the Waynesburg Water Company, and presi- 
dent of the Murdoch-Baldwin Oil Company of Washington. He holds a membership in 
the Duquesne Club of Pittsburgh. 


The remarkable growth of the Pittsburgh Life & Trust Company, which was organ- 
ized ten years ago by Mr. W. C. Baldwin, its president, is a matter of common report. 
This company now ranks among the leading life insurance companies, standing twenty- 
fifth in a list of two hundred and thirty-nine companies. Its income in its tenth year is 
more than that of any other company in twenty-five years. It has insurance in force of 
more than $97,000,000, and an annual income of more than $4,000,000. To stand 
twenty-fifth among two hundred and thirty-nine insurance companies in a country that 
has more insurance on the lives of its citizens than any other, and where are located the 
largest life insurance companies in the world, is a great accomplishment. 

Its production of new business indicates the possession of a strong agency force. Its 
business has been increasing at a rapid rate. The insurance paid for in 1910 was $11,- 
600,000; in 1911 $17,700,000, and in 1912, over $20,000,000. 

It is evident that the Pittsburgh Life & Trust Company compares favorably with 
the leading companies as to the carrying out of the benevolences of life insurance, for in 
the past ten years it has paid to living policy holders $6,800,000, and to the beneficiaries 
of those who died $6,700,000. 

The growth of the life insurance companies whose home offices are in the city of Pitts- 
burgh is a matter of exceeding interest to the citizens interested in the city's business de- 
velopment. Life insurance companies have enlarged the financial resources of other 
cities, and it must be true that the life insurance companies of Pittsburgh will add to 
the financial importance of their city. We have but to call attention to the large number 
of life insurance companies located in New York city, Chicago and Philadelphia, and in 
some of the smaller cities that have been largely advertised through the fact that they 
contain the head office of some great life insurance company. We cite, as examples,, 
Milwaukee, Wis.; Hartford, Conn.; Boston, Mass.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Springfield, Mass., 
and Montpelier, Vt. 



Leopold W. Vilsack is the son of Leopold and 
Dorothy Blanck Vilsack, and was born in Pittsburgh 
February 6, 1872. Mr. Vilsack is a 
jeweler by trade, and was in the jewelry 
business in Fifth avenue for 18 years. 

His early education was obtained at St. Augus- 
tine's parochial school, of Pittsburgh, and in Holy 
Cross College in the same city. Later he took an 
academic course at the famous old college of St. Vin- 
cent, conducted by the Benedictine Fathers, at Beatty, 
near Latrobe, Pa. He then served an apprenticeship 
at his trade, after which he went into business. Mr. 
Vilsack is the treasurer of the Devonshire market, 
Pittsburgh. He is a member of the P. A. A., Knights 
of Columbus, Elks and American Automobile Associa- 
tion. Before her marriage, Mrs. Vilsack was Miss 
Nellie Vetter. There are six children. 




Carl Gregory Vilsack, the youngest son of Leopold 
and Dorothy Vilsack, left college three years ago, where 
he graduated in law, but he elected to 
enter the real estate business. He was 
born in Pittsburgh April 27, 1887, and 
after studying the elementary branches 
at schools there he entered Georgetown University, 
where he finished in law in 1910. Upon returning to 
Pittsburgh he formed the Vilsack Land Company, of 
which he is president. In addition to the affairs of this 
concern, he handles a general real estate brokerage 
business- Mr. Vilsack is a member of the Pittsburgh 
Country Club, the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, the 
Delta Khi fraternity and the Georgetown Law Club. 
In 1908 he was a delegate from Georgetown University 
to the College Men's Convention in New York City. 
He is a Democrat. 

0. J. 


Banker, promoter and manufacturer describes 0. 
Vilsack, who, with his wife, formerly Miss Gladys 
Brace, and two children, lives at 374 
South Negley avenue, Pittsburgh. Mr. 
Vilsack is a son of Leopold and Dorothy 
Vilsack. He was born in Pittsburgh July 2, 1880, and 
at an early age was a pupil at St. Joseph's parochial 
school, in Pittsburgh. Later he entered Mt. St. Mary's 
College, at Emmettsburg, Md., where he graduated in 
1900. He then took a post graduate course at the Uni- 
versity of Pittsburgh. He entered the banking busi- 
ness, and is now a director and assistant treasurer of 
the East End Trust Company, a director and treasurer 
of the Standard Mirror Company and a director and 
treasurer of Joyce's Catering Company. He is a mem- 
ber of the German Club, the Pittsburgh Athletic As- 
sociation and the Elks. 



There was a time in the history of this land when one could go to Washington, or, 
for that matter, the capital of any State, and see among the legislators there, men high in 
the affairs of the people whose proudest 
boast it was that they had spent their 
boyhood days on the farm. 

Law offices were filled with honest 
farmers' boys, and clerks in stores and 
offices needed offer no better recom- 
mendation than that they had worked at 
the plow in their youth. Men of this 
type have of late gone out of style. 
Cities have offered so much attractive- 
ness that successful business men have 
become loth to say they came from the 
country, whether they really did or not. 

That, however, is not the case with 
one man of affairs in Pittsburgh, and 
that man is Henry P. Cipperley, one of 
the most widely known insurance men 
in this section of the country. Mr. Cip- 
perley was born and reared on a farm, 
and he is glad to let that fact be known. 
Never once, through his long series of 
promotions in Pittsburgh, has he for- 
gotten the joyful days of his boyhood 
when, care-free and amid healthy sur- 
roundings, he grew to maturity and 
then gave a helping hand to his father 
in the fields. 

Mr. Cipperley's father, William H. Cipperley, and his mother, Mrs. Emma Cipper- 
ley, whose maiden name was Picket, owned a farm in Chautauqua county, New York, a 
county that has later become famous in more ways than one. There it was that the pres- 
ent Pittsburgh insurance man first saw the light of day, August 19, 1870. At an early 
age he was sent to the public schools of his district, and later he went through high 
school. Upon graduating he returned to the farm of his parents, and there he remained 
till he was 25 years old, giving his father what aid he could in the summer time, and 
sharing their rest during the winter months. 

Having given considerable thought to the subject of life insurance, which at that 
time was not any too well understood by people other than financiers and bankers, his 
natural inclination was to convince people that insurance was a good thing, something 
that no man or woman should be without, and then sell them contracts for whatever 
amounts they could carry. 

Once having entered the business, his old-time perseverance on the farm stood him 
in good stead, for he stuck to his job in spite of many discouragements until insurance 
heads began to recognize his worth. From that day to this he has been in the insurance 
business, sometimes leaving one position to get a better one, but always managing to rise 
a little with each succeeding change. For five years he was the State manager of one 
company, and then, March 8, 1912, he was elected president and general manager of the 
Bankers Protective Life and Benefit Association. Also, he was elected to membership in 
the board of directors. In addition to this position, Mr. Cipperley is the secretary and 
treasurer of the United States Finance & Security Company. 



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Oscar L. Telling, former United States bank examiner, and bank president, was 
educated in the University of Colorado, graduating in 1897 with the degree of doctor of 
medicine. As a student in the public schools prior to entering college Mr. Telling showed 
unusual aptitude in mathematics. 

However, urged by relatives who wished the young man to follow a profession rather 
than engage in business, Mr. Telling at length consented to enter the university as a 
medical student. Putting resolutely aside all thoughts of business and the studies which 
would fit him for a more congenial occupation, Mr. Telling gave the closest attention to 
the study of medicine. 

As a result he graduated with credit and at once started to practice his profession. 
Notwithstanding that the work was not congenial, Mr. Telling stuck at it for four years. 
He built up an extensive and profitable practice. Success came, however, not because he 
liked the work, but because he was grimly determined to succeed. Shrewd insight into 
human nature and a pleasing personality backed by a good education brought him many 

Fully realizing, at last, however, that he would be much happier and better satisfied 
in some other occupation, Mr. Telling, through friends, secured a position as examiner 
for the United States Civil Service Commission. Here he found a wide field for the ex- 
ercise of his peculiar talents. He won the confidence of his superior officers and soon was 
appointed secretary for the Eleventh district under the Commission. 

Skill in handling money and in keeping accounts was natural to Mr. Telling, and he 
was delighted when at length he learned that he had been appointed expert accountant 
for the United States Mint at Denver. He was brilliantly successful in this position. 
From this time on his rise was rapid. Soon he became clerk in the office of the Comp- 
troller of the Currency and soon was again promoted, this time to chief of the division 
of reports in the Controller's office. At last he was appointed national bank examiner. 

Mr. Telling's next step upwards in the business world was taken when he was se- 
lected president of the First National Bank of Pittsburgh. It was a big promotion, but 
Mr. Telling was ready for it and did not hesitate to embark upon the larger career which 
thus was opened to him. Later, when the First National Bank and the Second National 
Bank were merged into the First-Second National Bank of Pittsburgh, Mr. Telling be- 
came vice-president of the larger concern. He resigned from this position July 1, 1913. 

Among the other business enterprises in which Mr. Telling has been engaged is that 
of coal mining and the manufacture of coke. He is director in the Thompson-Connells- 
ville Coke Company. 

He belongs to the Duquesne Club, the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, and many or- 
ganizations of the Masonic order. 




The leading investment security house in Pittsburgh, H. P. Taylor & Co., is a char- 
acteristic example of the success that has been achieved by Pittsburgh enterprises in 
every direction. A large and constantly growing clientele has been built up all over the 
United States by this house, solely through the thoroughness and efficiency of business 
methods, which largely explains the enviable position of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh insti- 
tutions in the financial, as well as in the commercial and industrial world. H. P. Taylor 
& Co. have franchises in New York and Buffalo from which, along with the Pittsburgh 
office, they handle enormous correspondence with investors in every state in the union. 
Their exceptional facilities for obtaining reliable information regarding conditions in 
the investment markets, are constantly at the service of their clients. 

Safety first is the motto of the house. Its success has been wholely built up on the 
principle that the amount of yield and quick convertibility are only to be considered after 
the security of principal has been assured. It is a pleasure of H. P. Taylor & Co. to keep 
their friends and clients constantly advised in regard to investment opportunities, and 
correspondence from all who are interested in investment matters is cordially invited. 
H. P. Taylor & Co.'s monthly bulletin, in which subjects of timely character are carefully 
discussed, will be forwarded on request. 

One of the best known of the younger business 
men of Pittsburgh is Charles Emmett Flinn, son of 
John Flinn and brother of Senator Wil- 
liam Flinn. 

After leaving school Mr. Flinn en- 
gaged in business, and later was elected 
president of the American Reduction Company, the 
biggest concern of its kind in Pittsburgh and the west- 
ern end of the State. His company holds large city 
contracts, and under his direction has proved itself 
most profitable. Mr. Flinn is known as one of Pitts- 
burgh's fondest lovers of sports, which he patronizes 
and encourages to no little extent. Mr. Flinn, in addi- 
tion to being president of the American Reduction 
Company, is connected with a number of other inter- 
ests throughout Western Pennsylvania, although he 
does not participate in the actual directing of any of 
the various companies. 

William Young English was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., 
August 23, 1878, a son of Robert and Jane Boyd English. 
He attended the public schools of Pitts- 
burgh and the commercial and academic 
departments of the high school from which 
he graduated. He was employed by the Kelly & Jones 
firm from 1897 to 1906 as manager of the plumbing de- 
partment. Later he was with the George H. Soffel Com- 
pany as secretary, until 1910. In that year he became 
secretary of the Sterling Sanitary Manufacturing Com- 
pany, which position he now holds. Mr. English is a Ma- 
son and Shriner, is married, has two daughters and re- 
sides in the Twentieth ward. He has worked constantly 
for public improvements, and the Corliss street project 
recently started was pressed by him, as well as many 
other improvements of public importance. Mr. English 
was returned to Council in Pittsburgh, November 4, 1913. 
He expects to devote practically his entire time to the 
business of the city. 





W. Y. 



President of the Bank of Pittsburgh, N. A. 




Clay C. C. Stotler, who manages the title depart- 
ment of the Guarantee Title and Trust Company of 
Pittsburgh, was born in Delmont, West- 
moreland county, January 16, 1882. 
His parents were Harrison Stotler and 
Mary (nee Trees) Stotler. Mr. Stotler attended West- 
minister College, New Wilmington, Pa., and graduated 
from Eastman National Business College, at Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y. Securing a position as bookkeeper in 
the Delmont National Bank he became cashier in four 
years. For one year each he was cashier of the 
Monongahela Valley Bank, at Duquesne, Pa., and 
financial secretary of Riverview Park Association, in 
Chicago. He entered the title department of the Guar- 
antee Title and Trust Company as search clerk and was 
gradually promoted to general manager. He belongs 
to the Odd Fellows, Union Club, Pittsburgh Field Club, 
Pittsburgh Real Estate Board, Pittsburgh Automobile 
Club and the Pittsburgh Board of Trade. 

Prominent among the big banking depositories of the Smoky City is the German Sav- 
ings & Deposit Bank, located at the corner of Carson and South Fourteenth streets, on 
the South Side. The directors include: Chas. E. Succop, John Siebert, 
John Weilersbacher, W. L. Monro, Geo. E. Lorch, G. J. Bleichner, Alois 
Winter, Chas. H. Goettler and J. E. Roth. This financial institution is a 
Savings and Discount Bank, organized 1871 on a small scale. The present 
capital is $200,000.00, and surplus $450,000.00. At the close of business 
March 31, 1913, it had deposits aggregating more than $4,000,000. John P. Heisel was 
the first president, and E. G. Scholze first cashier. In 1877 Bernard Krugh was elected 
president, and he was later succeeded by Gregor Fox. January 12, 1888, J. B. Lutz was 
elected president, and succeeded by Frederick Maul, who retained the office until his death. 
Thereupon J. F. Erny was made president, and Mr. Erny was succeeded by J. E. Roth. 
The present officers comprise: J. E. Roth, president; Chas. E. Succop, vice-president; A. 
P. Miller, cashier, and John McKain, assistant cashier. In addition to the general bank- 
ing business conducted by the German Savings & Deposit Bank, a Foreign Exchange & 
Steamship Department is maintained. Foreign gold and currency is bought and sold, and 
letters of credit and travelers' checks issued. In addition it has a thoroughly organized 
safe deposit department. 

John Loresch, president of the Allegheny Valley 
Bank, whose residence address is 168 Forty-sixth 

street, Pittsburgh, came to this country 

when he was 20 years old. As the son 

of John A. and Katherine (Schneider) 
Loresch, he was born in Detter, Bavaria, Germany, 
February 27, 1847. Arriving in America in 1867, he 
settled first in Allegheny, entering into the plastering 
business. In 1873 he began business as a contractor. 
He retired from active business in 1909 and was 
elected to the presidency of the Allegheny Valley Bank. 
For 26 consecutive years he was elected president of 
the Metropolitan Building and Loan Association of 
Pittsburgh. Ever since his arrival here Mr. Loresch 
has been a communicant of the Third German Luth- 
eran Church of Pittsburgh and has, for the thirty-third 
time in as many years, been elected treasurer of that 



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Worth Kilpatrick was born in Con- 
nellsville, Pa., March 31, 1847. His 
father and mother were John P. Kil- 
patrick and Mary Marietta Kilpatrick. 
He spent 25 years as a successful con- 
tractor, and also as a manufacturer 
of fire brick. Mr. Kilpatrick helped or- 
ganize the Second National Bank of 
Connellsville, acting as Vice President 
till 1904, since which time he has been 
its President. In 1893 he organized the 
Indian Ridge Coal and Coke Company, 
operating in the Pocahontas coal fields, 
and as President of that company and 
later President of the Zenith Coal & 
Coke Company, the Kilarm Coal and 
Coke Company, the Webster Lumber 
Company, and the E. & A. R. R.; has 
continued actively in the coal and allied 
businesses until the present time. He 
belongs to the Methodist Protestant 
Church, has filled various offices in the 
Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias 
lodges, served as member of Council, 
President of the Y. M. C. A., and Presi- 
dent of the Chamber of Commerce. 


Henry M. Keppel, of Corry, Pa., 
since coming to the United States from 
Germany, has done much for the growth 
of that town. At present he is the 
president of the Corry National Bank 
and the Corry Metal Manufacturing 
Company and is the senior member of 
the firm of Moore, Keppel & Company, 
of Randolph county, West Virginia. 
Mr. Keppel was born in Germany, 
November 13, 1837, and was sent to 
school at an early age. Upon finishing 
his studies there he came to the United 
States in 1853, when only 16 years old. 
Instead of remaining in New York City 
he went direct to Buffalo, where he 
spent nine years. At the end of that 
time he decided to come to Pennsyl- 
vania. In Corry he entered the manu- 
facturing business and has been unusu- 
ally prosperous ever since. Mr. Keppel 
is a member of the Independent Order 
of Odd Fellows and the B. P. 0. Elks 
and is the father of two children, Harri- 
son Keppel, aged 19, and Marie Keppel, 
aged 17. 



The president of the big commis- 
sion house at 56 Twenty-first street, 
Pittsburgh, operated by the M. 0. Cog- 
gins Company, is Clifton Aubrey Cog- 
gins, who at the time of the death of his 
brother, M. 0. Coggins, stepped into his 
place and has filled it ever since. As a 
son of John and Martha Coggins, he 
was born in Baltimore, Md., October 6, 
1877, and was educated in the public 
schools of the Monumental City. After 
leaving school he decided to enter into 
the electrical supply business. After 
carrying on this trade for a brief period 
of time he retired, to enter the produce 
business. Prior to his brother's death, 
he identified himself with the big Pitts- 
burgh concern and was there for several 
years before assuming charge. Since 
then the M. 0. Coggins Company has 
become one of the heaviest shippers and 
distributors of high class fruits and 
vegetables in the United States. Mr. 
Coggins lives at 731 California avenue, 




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Captain Robert David Elwood, one 
of Pittsburgh's oldest and best known 
business men, is a Civil War veteran 
and a veteran grain operator of that 
city. He was born in Apollo, Arm- 
strong county, Pennsylvania, April 17, 
1836. After leaving school for several 
years he ran the Blairsville packet on 
the historical old Pennsylvania canal. 
He enlisted September 16, 1861, in Com- 
pany I of the Seventy-eighth Regiment 
of Pennsylvania Volunteers, and upon 
the organization of the regiment was 
made a lieutenant, and a little later a 
company captain, and as such served 
through the war. He then returned to 
the Pittsburgh district and, in 1866, 
married Miss Mary Llewellyn, of Apollo. 
Since 1872 he has carried on a grain 
trade in Pittsburgh. He is president of 
the First National Bank of Verona, and 
a director in the First-Second Savings 
and Trust Company. He was elected 
president of the Pittsburgh Grain and 
Flour Exchange at its organization in 
1882 and served as such for several 


Don Rose is one of the younger coterie of lawyers 

who has attained recognition as an able trial lawyer. He 

was born at Grove City, Pa., February 8, 

don ROSE. 1881> gon of Professor Homer Jay Rose 

and Margaret (nee Shaw) Rose. The family moving to 
Sewickley, his early education was obtained at the com- 
mon and high schools there. Early thrown on his own 
resources, young Rose determined on a classical educa- 
tion, and, by his industry, graduating from Princeton 
University 1902. He attended Pittsburgh Law School, 
and was admitted to the Allegheny county bar in 1905. 
He was attorney for the Pittsburgh Railways company 
for five years, resigning January 1, 1911, to become as- 
sistant district attorney. He served one year, resigning 
to take up private practice. He was made counsel for the 
Pittsburgh Coal company April 1, 1912. 

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Peter G. Walter, Pharmacist, was born in Allegheny, 
Pa., February, 1, 1883, the son of Peter Walter, Jr., and 
Alice Macdonald Walter. He received his 
education in the public schools of Pitts- 
burgh, Mercersburg Academy and the 
School of Pharmacy of the University of Pittsburgh ; 
graduated in 1904, taking the post-graduate course in 
1905; instructor in the Pharmacy School until 1907. He 
purchased the pharmacy at 626 Chestnut Street, North 
Side, this store being formerly owned by his father until 
his death in 1889. The store is one of the ethical phar- 
macies of the state, devoting their efforts entirely to 
strictly pharmaceutical and apothecary business. Mr. 
Walter is a member of all the National, State and County 
Pharmaceutical associations and societies ; a director in 
the School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh, and 
was formerly vice-president of the National Association 
of Retail Druggists. 



William J. Tanney, head of the Tanney Detective 
Agency of Pittsburgh, was born in Elk county, Pa., in 
1865. He is the son of Patrick and Ann 
Tanney. He worked for the Berwind- 
White Company in various capacities 
until he was 20, when he came to Pittsburgh and en- 
tered the service of the Cochran & Free Contracting 
Company. In 1890 he was appointed patrolman in 
Pittsburgh, in 1893 was made lieutenant of police in 
the First district, and in 1896 for meritorious service 
was made captain of police. He remained in the city 
service until 1900, when he resigned to enter the hotel 
business on the South Side. In 1906 Mr. Tanney was 
granted a license to conduct a detective agency, which 
business he is engaged in now. He was at one time a 
member of council, and is a member of the Duquesne 
Council, Knights of Columbus. 



Thomas Clifton Jenkins, son of Thomas C. Jenkins and Eleanor K. Elliotte Jen- 
kins, is a member of one of the largest wholesale grocery and flour jobbing firms in Pitts- 
burgh or the vast territory known as the 
Pittsburgh district. 

Born in Pittsburgh, Mr. Jenkins 
was educated in the Allegheny public 
schools and in the preparatory school of 
the Western University of Pennsylvania. 
He was graduated from Harvard Col- 
lege with the class of 1892, and from 
Harvard law school in the class of 1894. 

Entering the employ of his father 
after finishing his school studies, Mr. 
Jenkins worked until he familiarized all 
the details of the mammoth business his 
father had built up, at the store in Penn 
avenue where the elder Jenkins had 
realized his dream of the largest whole- 
sale grocery business in the Pittsburgh 
district, after 50 years of endeavor. 

It was not until two or three years 
ago, however, that he, together with his 
brother, Edward E. Jenkins, was ad- 
mitted to partnership in the firm, the 
father until that time having conducted 
the vast business himself. In the year 
that preceded the elder Jenkins' death, 
the sons, trained in detail work and 

familiar with the working of the big enterprise, were well qualified to take up their 
father's work. 

Although T. C. Jenkins, the founder, was modern as a business man, and spared no 
pains in renovations and innovations, his son, Thomas Clifton Jenkins, with his brother, 
found many ways in which to practice more progressive ideas in the conduct of the vast 
business, and he did not fail to employ them. 

Mr. Jenkins' skill and ability, represented in his handling of the great mass of busi- 
ness details attendant upon intelligent and successful management of the company's in- 
terests, are generally recognized in Pittsburgh, as well as elsewhere throughout the big dis- 
trict served by the concern. This is attested by the election of Mr. Jenkins to the board 
of directors of the Bank of Pittsburgh, one of the oldest and best known banks in the 
city of Pittsburgh. The Fidelity Title & Trust Company also has taken cognizance of 
his financial and business managerial abilities, and he has been elected to the directorate 
of that institution as well. 

The greatest part of Mr. Jenkins' work, of course, is in handling the big interests 
built up by his father. The old six-story store in Penn avenue, built by the father, has 
been supplanted by the Jenkins Arcade. The firm now is located in the Terminal Ware- 
houses. The firm does not supply only Pittsburgh, or Allegheny county, but covers the 
whole territory from Center county, Pennsylvania, to Central Ohio, and from the Great 
Lakes to Maryland and West Virginia, though many shipments are made by the com- 
pany to points far more distant. Its employes number far in excess of 200. while a whole 
regiment of salesmen are busy on the road at all times. 

Mr. Jenkins is a member of the Duquesne, University, Pittsburgh, Country and 
Union Clubs and the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. 



James J. Ferrigan, president and 
general manager of the Skelly Depart- 
ment Store of McKeesport, was born in 
Philadelphia, Pa., November 19, 1865, 
the son of Frank and Eliza Ferrigan. 
He attended St. Peter's parochial 
school until 15 years of age, leaving his 
studies to take a position in the Na- 
tional Tube Works. He worked in the 
shops three years, later clerking for 
seven years. He then embarked in the 
retail shoe business and remained in 
that line 20 years, leaving in 1910 to as- 
sume his present position with the 
Skelly Company. He is president of the 
City Bank of McKeesport and served 
two years in the city council there, from 
1892 to 1894. Mr. Ferrigan's political 
career ended when he decided to devote 
all his attention to his business inter- 
ests, which were steadily increasing. 
He is a member of the Knights of Co- 
lumbus and of the McKeesport Lodge 
of B. P. 0. Elks. In January, 1887, he 
was married to Annie M. Becker, daugh- 
ter of the late C. L. and Mary Becker. 


In the death, October 3, 1912, of James H. Osmer, of Franklin, Pa., the legal profes- 
sion of Western Pennsylvania, and particularly of Venango county, lost one of the leading 
lawyers in the state, and an exceptionally fine speaker. 
Mr. Osmer, who for years had been recognized as the 
leading lawyer of his county, was born in Kent county, 
England, January, 1832. As a child he was brought to 
the United States by his parents, who settled in Center 
county. There he received his early education, but at 
the age of 18 he found it necessary to teach school in 
order to earn and save money with which to educate 
himself for the law. 

Upon graduating from Dickinson Seminary, at 
Williamsport, he went to Elmira, N. Y., and there reg- 
istered in the office of Robertson & Fassett. After 
practicing in the Empire State for a number of years 
he was sent to Venango county to look over and protect 
the interests several of his clients had purchased 
there. There his practice increased to such an extent 
that he opened an office, and continued in the practice 
of his profession until his death. Later in life he 
formed a partnership with his two sons and conducted the business under the firm name 
of J. H. Osmer & Sons. With the exception of a short interval of one term in the House 
of Representatives in Congress, 1878 and 1880, his whole life was devoted to his pro- 



The East Liberty district of Pittsburgh owes 
much to John Peter Kleman and his progressiveness, 

and the hotel business is indebted to Mr. 
JOHN peter Kleman for his ideas. Mr. Kleman was 

born November 12, 1861, in Pittsburgh, 
a son of Peter Kleman and Anna Catherine Steinbach 
Kleman. Mr. Kleman attended the public schools and 
the Washington school in Lancaster county, Pa. He 
was graduated from St. Vincent's College, at Beatty, 
Pa., in 1876. He served three years in the state mi- 
litia. Since his entry into the hotel business he has 
been a leader in recognizing all the latest innovations 
and improvements, as well as progressive ideas. On 
October 3, 1905, he married Miss Nellie Regis Hutchin- 
son, of McKeesport. He is a member of the Americus 
Republican Club, the Young Men's Republican Tariff 
Club and of the Elks. 


Fred Fichtel was born in Nuremberg, Germany, 
February 20, 1852, and educated at the schools of that 
city. He came to the United States 
when he was but 16 and settled in Pitts- 
burgh. He worked in the steel mills of 
the South Side until he was 21, when he went into the 
grocery business. He continued in that business for 
16 years, when he changed its character from retail to 
wholesale; the firm was known as Behorst & Fichtel. 
In 1904 Mr. Fichtel bought out his partner and 
changed the firm name to Fred Fichtel & Son, which 
stands x today. He was a member of Select Council of 
old Pittsburgh, and before that he was president of the 
Borough Council when the South Side was still a bor- 
ough. He is prominent in Masonic circles; is vice- 
president of the Western Savings Deposit Bank, and is 
president of the Hill Top Savings & Trust Company. 


Charles Arthur Muehlbronner, president of the 
Iron City Produce Company, president of the Stand- 
ard Ice and Storage Company, president 
of the Pittsburgh Produce Trade As- 
sociation and a director in the Western 
Savings & Deposit Bank, began his 
business career at the extremely youth- 
ful age of seven. Mr. Muehlbronner was born in 
Philadelphia May 10, 1857. After leaving school he 
learned the painter's trade, but when he got to Pitts- 
burgh, in 1878, he saw a more prosperous future in 
marketing. In the course of time he worked his way 
up till he became president of several large concerns. 
In 1881 he was elected to the city council of old Alle- 
gheny, and held his place six years. He was a member 
of the State House of Representatives four terms, the 
State Senate one term, and was Secretary of the Re- 
publican County Executive Committee for three years. 



One of the leaders in commercial 
activity in Pittsburgh is Wilson Shaw 
Arbuthnot, a leading wholesale dry 
goods merchant. Mr. Arbuthnot was 
born in Allegheny city, July 28, 1865, 
the son of Charles and Elizabeth Shaw 
Arbuthnot. He secured a liberal edu- 
cation, and in 1887 was graduated from 
Princeton University. Practically every 
progressive city-wide movement in 
Pittsburgh in many years has had as- 
sociated with it the subject of this life 
sketch. He is today president and di- 
rector of the Arbuthnot-Stephenson 
Company, one of the biggest wholesale 
dry goods stores in Pittsburgh. Mr. 
Arbuthnot has shown a keen interest in 
hospital advancement in Pittsburgh, as 
a result of which he has come to be sec- 
ond vice-president and director of the 
Western Pennsylvania Hospital. He 
belongs to the leading city and country 
clubs of Pittsburgh, and he is a member 
of the Racquet and University clubs of 
New York city. 


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Thomas Howe Sheppard is a Pitts- 
burgher, born in that city amid all the 
noise of an Independence Day celebra- 
tion, July 4, 1867. His parents, Hamil- 
ton and Jane Sheppard, gave him all the 
advantages of a good common school ed- 
ucation, and he was graduated from 
high school in February, 1883. Imme- 
diately he obtained employment with 
the Arbuthnot - Stephenson Company, 
wholesalers in dry goods, notions and 
floor coverings. He has remained there 
ever since and has been elevated to the 
position of director, and is now and has 
been since their incorporation secretary 
and treasurer. He is also a director of 
the Pittsburgh Association of Credit 
Men, and the president and director of 
the Rotary Club. Mr. Sheppard also 
holds membership in the Duquesne 
Club, the Pittsburgh Athletic Associa- 
tion, the Pittsburgh Country Club, the 
Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, the 
Pittsburgh Board of Trade and the Oak- 
land Board of Trade. 



In Pittsburgh among her scores of prominent citi- 
zens, one stands out as a figure of peculiar national note, 
his wide reputation not being gained in the 
RA c - business or professional circles of his 

home city, but in the great world of sports. 
The man referred to is Ora C. Morn- 
ingstar, former world's champion at billiards, 18-1 balk- 
line, and 18-2. Mr. Morningstar, as a cue expert, is re- 
markably clever. He was born November 26, 1874, in 
Rochester, Indiana, being the son of George and Sophia 
(Engeart) Morningstar. After finishing his education 
in the public schools, Mr. Morningstar became a profes- 
sional billiardist. He came to Pittsburgh three years ago. 
The brilliant cueist learned billiards himself by going up 
against experts in the game both here and in Europe. He 
is connected with the Harry Davis amusement enterprises 
in Pittsburgh. Mr. Morningstar is married and has one 


Edward Fischer, motion picture pioneer in the 
theatrical world, was born in Allegheny, the son of 
Frank Fischer and Katherine (nee Beil- 
stein) Fischer. He attended the North 
Side public schools and early entered 
upon a mercantile career. He has been active in poli- 
tics and held a city position under Mayor W. J. Wyman. 
Mr. Fischer is proprietor and manager of the Ideal 
Theater, at 610 East Ohio street, North Side, a leading 
amusement place north of the river. Mr. Fischer's 
photoplay theater is one of the finest establishments of 
the kind. The pictures shown in the Ideal are whole- 
some and instructive, products of the leading photo- 
play actors in the country. Mr. Fischer belongs to the 
Loyal Order of Moose, and he has made his mark in 
athletics through his membership in the Troy Hill 
Turnverein. His pleasing personality attracts many 
patrons to the Ideal Theater. 


Richard A. Rowland, an officer and director of 
numerous amusement enterprises, was born in Pitts- 
burgh December 8, 1880. He lived in 
the old Seventh ward, and graduated 
from the Pittsburgh High School when 
he was 18 years old. His father died soon after that, 
and he took charge of his business interests in calcium 
light concerns. In time he became interested in the 
moving picture film business and became president of 
the Pittsburgh Calcium Light and Film Company, with 
offices throughout the United States. He disposed of 
this business, but is still interested in various film 
companies, and owns the Rowland Theater in Wilkins- 
burg, together with various other theater interests. 
Mr. Rowland is not yet 35 years old and has laid aside 
enough to keep him thoroughly independent. He is a 
member of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. 




Vice President. 


It is not alone in its iron, glass and steel supremacy that Pittsburgh is able to boast 
of leadership, for in recent years there has been developed by one Pittsburgh company 
an establishment which has given the city a prominence and a prestige in its particular 
field which formerly was accorded only to eastern houses. The company referred to is 
the Liberty Engraving Company. Their business is engraving, except that in their 
case the word "business" is to some extent a misnomer, because this house of engraving 
superiority makes of their work an art as well as a business. Situated on the corner of 
Liberty avenue and Wood street, and occupying the entire fifth floor of the Post Building, 
they are centrally located in the very heart of Pittsburgh's business district, and are thus 
enabled to offer their customers a service in the way of quick attention to their wants 
which can perhaps best be appreciated by men who require art and engraving service. 
The Liberty Engraving Company goes a step further in the way of providing service to 
their customers, by operating their plant night and day. This is an exclusive feature of 
"Liberty service," and is only duplicated in the cities of New York and Chicago. As for 
the quality of the work produced by this front rank engraving house, the best testimony is 
the record of their wonderful progress in a few short years, the constantly increasing 
number of new patrons, and the confidence placed in them by old friends. Another evi- 
dence is the half-tone plates illustrating this volume, which were all made by this house. 
In the production of half-tone work and zinc etchings, faithful reproduction of the sub- 
ject and printing quality are the watchwords. An art department for designing and illus- 
trating is maintained, as well as complete facilities for all kinds of commercial pho- 

Vincent D. Nirella, band and orchestra leader, was 
born in Italy, October 19, 1873. He is the son of Carmelo 
and Angelina Nirella. He was brought to 
America by his parents in 1883, receiving 
his education in the public schools of 
Pittsburgh, where they located. Mr. Nirella attended the 
conservatory at Leipsic, and for 25 years has been a pro- 
fessional musician. For 15 years he has conducted Ni- 
rella's Fourteenth Regiment Band and before that was 
director of Nirella's Band. He has played at four presi- 
dential inaugurations and before many noted people. Or- 
chestras under the leadership of this able musician are 
playing at the most noted hotels and clubs of Pittsburgh. 
Mr. Nirella belongs to numerous musical organizations in 
the United States. He is noted in Canada and all parts 
of the United States for his splendid bands and orches- 
tras and is in demand for international occasions of more 
than ordinary interest. 







Alexander Leggate, pioneer real estate and auction 
man of Western Pennsylvania, was born in Glasgow, 
Scotland, March 18, 1833, and died in 
Allegheny, now the North Side of Pitts- 
burgh, July 28, 1897. His parents were 
Alexander Leggate and Janet (nee Fraser) Leggate. 
After attending the public schools for a short time 
he began work distributing newspapers in Pittsburgh. 
At length he engaged in the auction business on the 
North Side. To this he soon added the real estate busi- 
ness, and he was connected with some of the largest 
real estate deals ever closed on the North Side. He 
was in the iron business with Henry Phipps and John 
Walker. He was treasurer of the North Presbyterian 
Church for 25 years, and president of the Waverly so- 
ciety. Mr. Leggate married Miss Martha Reid, of 
Glasgow, 37 years ago. 

One of the most successful business men and me- 
chanical experts in Pittsburgh, Hugh Addison Reed, 

died April 23, 1912. Mr. Reed was born 

in Pittsburgh, North Side, December 25, 

1853, the son of William and Eliza 

Reed. He was educated in the public 
schools of old Allegheny, and later attended Monoca 
College, at Monoca, Pa. In 1882 he was married to 
Miss Amanda Hartzell, who survives him. Mr. Reed 
had made mechanical construction and designing a life 
study, and his counsel was always sought by machine 
builders. He was the president of the Baird Ma- 
chinery Company, president of the Collins Manufac- 
turing Company, and owner of the Acme Metal Polish 
Company. Mr. Reed was a member of a number of 
German singing societies in and around Pittsburgh. 
He was noted for his charitable acts in connection with 
two orphans' homes in Allegheny, to which he left a 
substantial bequest. 

The Pittsburgh district lost a representative and 
worthy citizen in May, 1913, with the death of Thomas 
Mellon Evans. Born in Pittsburgh on 
October 23, 1875, a son of James Evans 
and Rebecca Stotler Evans, he attended 
Pittsburgh public schools and Shady 
Side Academy. He was graduated from Yale in 1898 
with the degree of A.B. On October 18, 1900, Mr. 
Evans was married to Martha Jarnigan, of Mossy 
Creek, Tennessee. Two children were born, Eleanor 
and James. For some years prior to his death Mr. 
Evans was president of the National Bank of McKees- 
port, and a director of the Colonial Trust Company, 
Pittsburgh. He was a member of the Pittsburgh Ath- 
letic Association, the University Club, both of Pitts- 
burgh, and of the Youghiogheny Country Club, an or- 
ganization located near McKeesport. 








Patrick Henry Keefe, president of the Allegheny 
County Liquor Dealers Protective Association, was 
born in Pittsburgh February 17, 1863. 
He is the son of Patrick and Catherine 
Keefe, who came to this country from 
County Galway, Ireland, locating in 
Pittsburgh a few years before the Civil War. Mr. 
Keefe attended parochial school in Pittsburgh and 
learned the machinist trade, which he followed for 
several years. He then embarked in the hotel business 
in Sharpsburg, opening his hotel in 1897. Mr. Keefe 
has followed this business ever since, becoming a fac- 
tor in the county liquor dealers' association. He is a 
member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Cath- 
olic Mutual Benefit Association, Young Men's Insti- 
tute and the Order of B. P. 0. Elks. 


Frederick Gwinner, banker and general contractor, was born in Wurtemburg, Ger- 
many, and came to Manchester, now North Side, Pittsburgh, when a very young man. Mr. 

Gwinner was first employed as an omnibus and street car 
driver, and later went into the teaming business. He 
gradually increased his facilities until he became one of 
the leading railroad and general contractors in Pitts- 
burgh. Mr. Gwinner, while doing work for all the rail- 
roads entering Pittsburgh, worked principally for the 
Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railroad. He also 
built many of the traction lines of the city and laid many 
of its natural gas lines. He was a leading spirit in the 
financing of many of these companies, and at the time of 
his death, September 4, 1909, was president of the Hum- 
boldt Fire Insurance Company, a director of the Pitts- 
burgh Brewing Company and other corporations ; a mem- 
ber of the Chamber of Commerce and a thirty-second de- 
gree Mason. 



Frederick Gwinner, Jr., was born in the Borough of 
Manchester, now North Side, Pittsburgh, and died at his 
home April 19, 1910, at the age of 54 years. He was for 
many years one of the leading business men of Pittsburgh, being associated with his 
father and brother in the railroad and general contracting business, as business manager, 
in which capacity he had charge of many of the public improvements in Pittsburgh and 
vicinity. He was a director of the Allegheny Trust Company, the National Fireproofing 
Company and many other of the leading corporations of Pittsburgh. He was a member of 
the Duquesne and other leading clubs of Pittsburgh, a thirty-second degree Mason, being 
a member of Davage Lodge and of Allegheny Commandery, Knights Templar. 



George W. Rankin, aged 72, for 
more than a quarter of a century a 
leading business man of Pittsburgh, 
died October 31, 1898. He was born in 
Franklin county, and resided in West- 
moreland county several years before 
coming to Pittsburgh. He was for a 
time connected with the Pennsylvania 
Railroad in the transportation depart- 
ment, leaving that work to engage in 
the real estate business. He later en- 
gaged in banking and was a director at 
various times in the Masonic Bank and 
the Lincoln National Bank. He was 
president of the Traders and Mechanics 
Bank for several years, disposing of his 
holdings in the bank some years ago 
and retiring from active business. Pie 
was a veteran member of the Masonic 
fraternity, and was for many years a 
member of Lodge 45, F. & A. M. He 
was a member of the Western Star 
Lodge 24, I. 0. 0. F., and for more than 
30 years a member of the First Pres- 
byterian Church. 


Oswald Werner, late enterprising 
manager of one of the largest Pitts- 
burgh cleaning and dyeing establish- 
ments, was born in Mitweida, Saxony, 
Germany, October 16, 1835. Mr. Wer- 
ner was the son of Lebrecht and Elinora 
Christiana Emmrich Werner. He re- 
ceived a public school education in his 
native country, and after coming to this 
country acquired English at the First 
Presbyterian Sabbath school, formerly 
located on Wood street, now on Sixth 
avenue. Previous to coming to America 
Mr. Werner learned the art of dyeing in 
German establishments. Shortly after 
he came to Pittsburgh he opened a small 
establishment in Fourth avenue, near 
Market street, which he conducted for 
several years. He was one of the pio- 
neers in the dyeing business in this city 
and acquired a splendid business in a 
few years. At the time of his death he 
was head of the Oswald Werner & Sons 
Company, the oldest cleaning and dye- 
ing concern in Pittsburgh. 




William F. Wise, attorney at law, was born in Wash- 
ington, Pa. His parents were Joseph B. Wise and Sarah 
(nee Stockdale) Wise. Mr. Wise was edu- 
cated in the public and private schools and 
in Washington and Jefferson College, from 
which he was graduated. At an early age he was admit- 
ted to practice law in the Allegheny county courts and in 
the United States courts. Mr. Wise makes a specialty of 
civil and corporation law and of the settling of large es- 
tates. One of the signal triumphs of his legal career was 
his work as counsel for the claimants in the French Spoli- 
ation claims litigation. On account of his wide knowl- 
edge of the law and his well balanced judgment Mr. Wise 
has frequently been mentioned as a suitable person for a 
judgeship. He has, however, always refused the urgent 
solicitations of his friends to become a candidate. 



John R. Johnston, window glass 
manufacturer, is selling the product of 
30 window glass factories. His office 
is in the First National Bank building, 
Pittsburgh. He was born in Arcanum, 
Drake county, Ohio, April 8, 1867, the 
son of Francis E. Johnston and Emily 
Wiggs Johnston. His early youth was 
passed there and in Topeka, Kansas. It 
was in Hartford City that he started in 
the window glass manufacturing busi- 
ness. He is president of the Johnston 
Glass Company of Hartford City, In- 
diana; president of the Johnston Brok- 
erage Company, of Pittsburgh; vice- 
president of the Citizens State Bank, 
Hartford City, and of the Potomac Val- 
ley Orchard Company, of Pearre, Mary- 
land. Mr. Johnston is a member of the 
Union Club of Pittsburgh and the Pitts- 
burgh Athletic Association, of the Chi- 
cago Athletic Association, the Columbia 
Club of Indianapolis, and the Pittsburgh 
Chamber of Commerce. He is affiliated 
with the Masonic fraternity. 


Henry Clay Bughman, noted finan- 
cier, who died at his Pittsburgh home 
March 12, 1913, was born in Ridge ave- 
nue, old Allegheny, March 22, 1848. 
Mr. Bughman graduated from the 
Pennsylvania Military Academy at 
Chester. He began work in the old 
Keystone Bank, Pittsburgh, in 1868, 
eventually becoming cashier. In 1881 
he became a trustee of the estate of his 
grandfather, James H. Hays, the coal 
operator. In 1906 Mr. Bughman was 
elected president of the Second National 
Bank, but later resigned and was made 
chairman of the board of directors. He 
was vice-president of the Citizens Na- 
tional Bank and the Pittsburgh Bank 
for Savings; a director of the National 
Union Life Insurance Company, the 
Westinghouse Airbrake Company, the 
Westinghouse Machine Company, the 
Security Investment Company, the C. D. 
Postal & Telegraph and the Commercial 
Trust companies. He was a member of 
the Duquesne Club and an elder in the 
Shadyside Presbyterian Church. 



Adams, George Colberg 200 

Adams, S. Jarvis, Jr 162 

Allderdice, Taylor 125 

Anawalt, James White 113 

Arbuthnot', W. S 251 

Arrott, A. E 180 

Arthur, Herbert S 88 

Babcock, Edward V 199 

Baird, Frederick Clinton 156 

Baker, Edward E 188 

Baker, Horace F 156 

Baldwin, W. C 235 

Balsinger, Webster R 108 

Bane, John C 58 

Barbour, John Baxter 142 

Barchfeld, Andrew Jackson 14 

Barnes, James R 27 

Barnett, James Elder 60 

Barr, J. Toner 220 

Bassett, Ira S 138 

Beal, James H 42, 43 

Beatty. John W 164 

Beegle, Frederick N 17 

Bell, John A 226 

Belsterling, Charles S 116 

Benedum, Michael L 91 

Bessemer Refining Co 8 

Bigelow, E. M 18 

Bihler, Louis C 112 

Bittner, Van 99 

Blackburn, W. W in 

Blair, Reed Fairman 122 

Boileau, John W 128 

Bope. H. P in 

Bown, Chas. Elmer 94 

Boyd, Chas. N 170 

Brainard, Ira Fitch 142 

Brashear, John Alfred 164 

Brennen, John P 208 

Brennen, William James ^ 

Brown, J. D 59 

Brownfield, I. H 26 

Bryan, Joseph William 218, 219 

Bryce, M. G 182 

Bryson, Charles R 1 18 

Buchanan, James 1 234 

Bughman, H. C 258 

Burgan, Robert Paul 131 

1 '.urke, James Francis 14 

Burleigh, Clarence 67 

Burnett, L. H no 

Byrne, Harry W 130 

Byrne, John R 130 

Gallery, James Dawson 157 

Campbell, James John 112 

Carnegie, Andrew 105 

Carnegie Steel Co 106 

Carpenter, James McF 46 

Carr, Wooda N 25 

Carr, W. R 24 

Cassidy, W. H 114 

Cauffiel, Joseph t>7 

Central District Telephone Co 81 

Chalf ant, George Newton 84 

Chalfant, John W 144 

Cipperley, Henry P 237 

Clark, D. L 182 

Clark, James B 172 

Clark, James M 59 

Clark, W. L 160 

Clarkson, W. B 81 

Coates, William 98 

Coggins, C. A 245 

Connelley, Clifford Brown 166 

Cooper, Henry 13 

Copeland, Charles D 39 

Corbett, James Ottley 192 

Corey, William Ellis 107 

Craver, H. W 167 

Crawford, George W 89 

Crawford, John H 204 

Cray, Jas. R 34 

Croft, Harry William 103 

Crow, William Evans 31 

D' Isa, Louis J 209 

Danner, George H 152 

Davis, Stewart Archibald 129 

Davidson, Frederick 15 

Davidson, Robert James 22^ 

Davison, Edward. Jr 220 

Dawes, Edward L 176 

De Coursey, William Leigh 192 

Demi}', Francis H 134 

Didier, Paul 152 

Diehl, Ambrose Nevin 119 

Dies. S. A 98 

Dinkey, Alva Clumer 109 

Dixon, Samuel G 16 

Donley, William McClurg 153 

Donnelly, Chas 97 

Donner, Percy E 227 

Duff. Alfred William 174 

Duggan, John. Jr 24 

Dunn, Thomas F 190 

Eaton, Oliver K 82 

Eaton, John 101 

Eggers, Chas. F 32 

Elwood, R. D 245 

Emge, John K 3 

English, W. Y 240 

Estep, Harry Summers 208 

Evans, Thomas Mellon 254 

Ewing, Robert M 62 

Fag an, Charles Aloysius 82 

Famous Biscuit Co 184 

Ferguson, John S 54 

Ferrigan, J. J 248 

Fichtel, Fred 250 

Finley, Thos. E 72 

First National Bank Bldg., The 217 

Fischer, Edward 252 

Flaherty, John J 194 

Flannery, James J 77 

Flannery, J. Rogers 134 

Fletcher, J. Gilmore 139 

Flinn, A. Rex . . 200 

Flinri, Charles Emmett 240 

Flinn, George H 203 

Flinn, William 201 

Flowers, George W 56 

Fort Pitt Hotel, English Room 249 

Foster, S. D 18 

Frauenheim, A. A 178 

Freeland, Benjamin N 19 

Freeman, John Miller 51 

Frick, Henry Clay ic6 

Frisbee, John Davis 20 

Fullman, J. G 202 

Furlan, Peter Joseph 212 

Fulton, James A 88 

Fulton, J. C 32 

Fusarini, Henry 36 

Gaddis, Albert 30 

Galey, John H 87 

Garland, Robert 90 

Garlick, Chas. H 19S 

German Savings and Deposit Bank 242 

Gibson, John J 34 

Giffen, William Wilson 222 

Gillespie, David L 200 

Gittings, J. H 170 

Glesenkamp, Joseph A 192 

Gloekler, Chas. A 188 

Gordon, George B 50 

Gosser, Frank 1 52 

Graft, J. Vance 22 

Graham, Albert 104 

Graham, Charles J 112 

Gray, Alexander 140 

Gray, James H 84 

Guffey, J. M 257 

Gumbert, A. C 100 

Guthrie, George W 50 

Gwinner, Frederick 255 

vGwinner, Frederick, Jr 255 

Hagan, George J 216 

Hamerschlag, Arthur Arton 166 

Hamilton, C. C 221 

Hamilton, Edward J : 121 

Hammill, Benj amin S 120 

Hancock, James D 67 

Hansen,- John Morrison 133 

Harton, George Maurice 72 

Haverty, John M 71 

Hazlett, Samuel Kennedy 210 

Heckelman, Herman William 173 

Heinz, Henry J 185 

Hepburn, Peter W 164 

Herron, John W 228 

Hershey, George H 224 

Higbee, Edward Carter 30 

Hill, Jerome 226 

Hill, John Criswell 162 

Hinckley, W. D 40 

Hindman, James Edward 74 

Hoeveler, W. A ' 92 

Hogg, George 214 

Holland, William J 169 

Holmes, Americus V 79 

Holmes, Samuel 213 

Holt, Richard Smith 39 

Hostetter, David H 181 

Howe, George Allaire 73 

Howley, John Francis 187 

Hubbard, John Winslow 116 

Hudson, W. A 68 

Hugus, Henry Graff 222 

Hulings, W. J 12 

Humphreys, William Y 122 

Hunter, J. P 58 

Hunter, Percy E 130 

Hutchison, R. A 169 

Irons, H. M 92 

Irvin & Witherow 202 

Jamison, John M 126 

Jenkins, Thomas Clifton 247 

Jenks, I. Walter 115 

Johns, P. A 29 

J ohnston, John R 258 

Jones, Samuel E 214 

Jones, Thomas Calvin 36 

Jones, William J 228 

Jordan, John H 46 

Kahle, Frederick L 65 

Kearns, E. L 56 

Keefe, Patrick Henry 255 

Kef over, Chas. Freemont 28 

Keister, Abraham L 9 

Kelly, A. J., Jr 138 

Kelly, M. Clyde 14 

Kelso, James Anderson 168 

Kendall, Jacob Louis 197 

Kennedy, David S no 

Kennedy, John Moffitt 41 

Kennedy, Julian 149 

Kennedy, O. W 

Kent, Edward J 

Keppel, Henry M 

Kerr, C. H..." 

Kerr's Sons, William.. . 

Kilpatrick, Worth 

Kirby, James J 

Kleman, John Peter 

Kneedler, George' Clyde. 

Knox, J. A 

Kreusler, Henry L 

Kuhn, J. S.... 

Kuhn, W. S 

Lambing, A. A 

Lang, Edward G 

Latrobe Connellsville Coal & Coke Co. 

Laughner, Perry Orville 

Leggate, Alexander 

Leonard, J. R 

Liberty Engraving Company 

Loresch, John 

Lowry, Harvey A 

Lutz, Anton 

Lyne, W. C 

Magee, William A 

Markell, Frank Eugene 

Martin, John A 

Marvin, Earle R 

Mehard. Churchill Brown 

Mercer. H. Fred ' 

Miller, J. J '" 

Miller, W. Wallace 

Monro, George N 

Moore, Alexander P V.'.V.V. Frontisp 

Moore, William H 

Morin, John M 

Morning-star, Ora C 

Mudge, Edmuna Wpi 3Ster _ 
Muehlbronner, Charles A... 

Mueller, Frederick W 

Muir, William 

Murphy, Marion Hayleigh... 

Murray, William Nimick 

Myler, W. A 


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McLeod, J 

McCaffrey, Thomas 

McCague, Geo. E 

McCandless, George M... 

McClung, William H 

McCook, Willis F 

McCormick, Samuel Black. 

McCoy, John H 

McCrum, Robert S 

McCurdy-May Co 

McGillick, Francis E 

McKalip, James C 

McKay, Robert J 

McKean, William Cook.. 

McKelvy, J. E 

McKinney, J. P 

McKinney, W. S 









"'" 109 

Henry Ward ifa 

McQueen, Alexander S 

McSwiggan, A. S 

Natali, Joseph 

Nesbit, Harrison . . 
Nimick, Frank B. . . 
Nirella, Vincent D. 

Orr, Robert S 

Osburn, Frank Chew 

Osmer, James H 

Osterling, F. J 

Over, James W 

Overend, Edmund Thomas. 

Overholt, B. F 

Owens, Howard J 

O'Donnel, R. L 

O'Shell, Thomas 

Painter, George E. 

Parkin, W. N 

Patch, W. M 

Patterson, Harry Howard. 



Norton, Eugene Trump 20 



Patterson, Thomas 7 g 




Patterson, W. J 
Pennsylvania Paraffine Works 

Peoples Natural Gas Co 

Pepperday, Thomas M 

Perkins, Frederick Curtis.. 

Pfeil, P. M 

Phipps, Henry ~ Q 6 

Pierce, W. T 

Pittock, Thomas Ralph 

Pittsburgh Athletic Association 
Pittsburgh Brewing Co., The.. 
Pittsburgh Life & Trust Co.... 

Plumer, L. M 

Porter. S. G '.... 

Powell, A. W 












RahkftT- William N 

Rankin, Louis vW. 2 ^g 

Rath, Herman "** r " ! *~""*-»^, 

Rauh, Enoch 7T>>^ 

Ray. J. A 

Reed. David Aiken 7& 

Reed, Hugh Addison 254 

Reed, James H ^7 

Reed, John W 4» 

Reilly. Eugene S M2 

Keilly, Phillip Brennen 61 

Reynolds, George E 62 

Rhodes, Joshua 2 43 

Rice, Cecil Glenwood ll ° 

Richard, F. H 136 

Rieger. Charles J 2oS 

Roberts. W. A 132 

Robertson, Andrew Wells 78 

Robinson. Robert G x oo 

Rodd, Thomas 1 55 

Rodgers, William B 207 

Rose, Don 246 

Rowand, Archibald Hamilton, Jr 80 

Rowand, Harry H 94 

Rowe, Wallace H 127 

Rowland, Richard A 252 

Ruske, William 194 

Saxmax, M. 

Saxman, Marcus Wilson 

Saxton, C. L 

Savage, R. B 

Scandrett, Richard B 

Schiller, William Bacon 

Schlieper, John Edward 

Schmidt, John C 

Schrack, F. M 

Schusler, George W 

Schwab, Charles 

Scott, Fred W 

Scott, Thomas H 

Searight, James A 

Searle, Joseph M 

Semans, F. M . . .' 

Seymour, Warren Ilsley 

Shaw, John E 

Shaw, Wilson A 

Sheppard, Thomas Howe 

Simeral, John A 

Singer, William H 146, 

Smart, William H 

Smith, W. W T 

Smitley, John H 

Snowdon, Charles Leidy 

Soles, W. C 

Spang, C. H 

Spindler, Alvin Curtis 

Splane, Joshua G 

Standard Sanitary Mfg. Co 179, 

Steel Concrete Construction Co 

Stephens, Maurice 

Sterling, Bruce F 

Stickel, A. C 

Stone, Stephen .-- 

Stone, W. A 

Stone, William Arthur. . - 

Stoner, Frank R • - - 

g tonet - r james Madison, Jr 

stotler, Clay C. C 

Sturgis, H. G 

Sturgis, W. J 

Succop, A. E 

Summers, Edgar Webster 

Sunstein, A. J 

Swope, Lorenzo Watson 





































Taxxey, William J •. . . 246 

Taylor. E. J 151 

Taylor, Lakin Clarkson 216 

Taylor, Oscar T 71 

Taylor, S. A 148 

Taylor & Co., H. P 240 

Telling, Oscar L 238, 239 

Theiss, George W 122 

Thomas. John Wilson 74 

Thompson, Edward J 190 

Thompson, Josiah Vankirk 21 

Tim, John Frederick 80 

Torrence. Francis J i/7 

Trautman, Leander 68 

Tredway. W. T 69 

Trees, Joe Clifton 93 

Trent, Edmund Kiernan 80 

Trimble, Robert Maurice 210 

Trimble, Thomas P 4& 

Turner, A. M 198 

Utley, Edward H 156 

Vaxdergrift, S. H 150 

Vilsack, Carl Gregory 236 

Vilsack, Leopold W 236 

Vilsack, O. J 236 

Volz, Louis 162 

Wakefield. James A 82 

Walter, Peter G 246 

Walters, E. R 9^ 

Ward, George S l &3 

Warren, William W 186 

Wasson, Elgie La Vernze 175 

Watson, David T 44-45 

Watterson, A. V. D 48 

Weil, A. Leo 69 

Weir, Ernest Tener 137 

Weller, J. S 7° 

Werner, O. H 256 

Wesley, Frank A 231 

Westinghotisc, George 145 

Whyel, George 26 

Whyel, Harry 26 

Wick, Eugene E 211 

Williams, Homer D 117 

Wise, William F 257 

Woods, E. A 160 

Work. James Clark 23 

Worthington, John 83 

Yohe, James Buchanan 159 

Zahniser. W. J 232 

Zenn, Phillip . 140 


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