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Full text of "Little sketches of big folks, Minnesota 1907 : an alphbetical list of representative men of Minnesota, with biographical sketches"

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Introduction 1907. 



This tirst volume of Little Sketches of liij;- Folks presents to the 
reader short sketches of unadiirned facts of about ^,000 of the re- 
jn-eseiitative men of the Stat.f; of Minnesota. There has been no 
atteni]>t made to enlo.nize, no useless expenditure of adjectives, no 
effort at "write up," and noCditorial opinions expressed. Each 
sketch is a brief comi)ilation of facts that are of i>ublic record, and 
as such is wholesome and refreshiuii. 

The data for these sketches has been <;athered from the subjects 
themselves: they have been personally interviewed in city, town, and 
villa^«\ and every effort has been to insure accuracy. It has been 
no li^ht task to select first the names, and then to secure pro]»er 
data for the biographies; it has been a long and arduous work and 
its consummalion is here offered without misgiving of its cordial re- 
ception on the ])art of the i»ublic. 

.Minnesota as a state is not half a century old, vet its peo]»le 
have been so occui»i(nl with home making and business building 
that but little thought has been given to the history that is being 
made; records have been carelessly kept; records that in the next 
generation will be of the greatest value to the sons and daughters 
of the active men of to-day. 

There is as yet but a young generation of Minnesotans; the men 
of to-day who have done, and are doing things, aie for the greater 
part natives of other states and countries; they came here from the 
four (luarters of the glolte. first a few, then a multitude, and from 
out of an abnost unknown territory they have built a great state; 
they came as strangers to on(^ another, each unknown to the other 
save for the knowledge gained from neighborly and friendly inter- 
course. It is of these men, some old. some young and but com- 
paratively recent arrivals, that these sketches are written, that who 



and ^hat they are. may be (•oiiii)il('d in one volnnie. With this in- 
tent, the work lias been jtnblished; that the thonj^htfnl man may 
have at liand a comprehensive history of Minnesota told in few 
words; a history of the jteople who have contributed their finest 
effort to the glory and prestige of this state, for: "The history of 
a nation is the biogiaphy of its men." 

The purpose has been to confine its pages to living men; ]>ilots, 
captains and engineers of ja-ofessional, financial, and commercial 
progress, that some really intelligent and effective record might- 
be had in permanent form, of ^linnesota and its i»eo])le on the semi- 
centennial of its birth as a state. 

Soon many of those herein will be gone. It is then that this 
work will begin to assume a still greater value; and as each year 
goes by, and the names of the living in these pages grow fewer in 
number, so will its value continue to increase. But even to-day it 
has a value ail its own. As a whole it will be found to be a work 
of reference unlike, and more com]»lete than anything hitherto at- 
tempted; as a si)ecial reference it has a value se{)arately for each 
nmn in each of the several walks in life, for it contains the sketches 
of the men in his own particular vocation with whom he is familiar 
either personally or by name. Perhaps its utility could scarce be 
more comprehensively exi)ressed than in the words of Dr. Warren 
Tpliam, Secretary and Librarian of the Minnesota Historical So- 
ciety, who writes in a letter dated March 21, IIMU: 

"This publication, giving sliort biographic sketches of Minnesota citizens, 
will be exceedingly useful for siuDplying quick and accurate answers to ques- 
tions that arise daily or hourly in the experience of all who are extensively 
engaged here in business, the professions, journalism, or any work requiring 
acquaintance with the people of the state." 



Little Sketches of Big Folks. 



ABBETMEYEK Charles 1), St Paul. 
Res 12 22 St Anthony av, office Con- 
cordia College. Educator. Born Aug 
19, 1867 in Bodenteich Hannover 
Germany, son of Carl and Marie 
(Busse) Abbetmeyer. Married June 
14, 1888 to Matilda Meckelburg. Ed- 
ucated in public and private schools 
of Nicollet and St Peter Minn; grad- 
uated from Northwestern Univer- 
sity Watertown Wis, B A; U of M, Ph 
D 1900 and Johns Hopkins Univ 
Baltimore Md. Evang Luth Pastor E 
Farming-ton Wis 189 0-9 6; St Paul 
(West Side) 189 6-9 8; Baltimore Md 
1-898-19 02. Teacher of English Con- 
cordia College St Paul. Author of 
"Lutheran Forms for Sacred Acts" 
1904; editor of "Young Lutherans' 
Magazine." 

ABBOTT Everton Judsoii, St Paul. 
Res 42 5 Dayton av, office 3 95 Endi- 
cott Arcade. Physician and surgeon. 
(R). Born Oct 19,1849 in Milan 0,son 
of Benjamin and Lorena (Judson) 
Abbott. Educated at W'estern Re- 
serve College A B 1873; medical dept 
M D 1875. Professor of Clinical Medi- 
cine, U of M; surgeon to St Joseph's 
hospital; physician to City and Coun- 
ty hospital. Member of the Minn 
State and Ramsey County Medical 
Societies. 

ABBOTT Howard Strickland, Min- 
neapolis. Res 900 6th st S E, office 
4 02 P O bldg. Lawyer. Born Sept 15, 
1864 in Farmington Minn, son of Rev 
Abiel H and Mary Ellen (Strickland) 
Abbott. Married Mary L Johnson of 
Racine Wis. Attended Minneapolis 
Academy 1878; graduated U of M, 



B L 18 85; managing editor of "The 
Ariel" and "Junior Annual," college 
papers at the university; asst gen 
solicitor Minn & St Louis and "Soo" 
Rys 188 7-90; sec Wis Minn & Pacific 
Ry 1887-90; asst atty A T & S Fe 
Ry 1890-97; Special Master in Chan- 
cery U P Ry receivership 189 7-1901; 
Master in Chancery U S Circuit Court 
of Minn 1899 to date. Lecturer on 
"Public and Private Corporations" 
Law College U of M, also on "Civil 
Law;" author of "Notes, Authorities 
and Deductions on Corporations;' 
"Abbott's Case Books;" "Public and 
Private Corporations;" "Municipal 
Corporations," a legal text-book in 3 
vols recently published; and "Sum- 
mary of the Law of Municipal Cor- 
porations" in 1 volume. Member of 
executive committee and director 
Minneapolis Trust Co; member Delta 
Kappa Epsilon college fraternity; 
Minn State and Amer Bar assns; 
Minneapolis, Minikahda and Lafay- 
ette clubs Minneapolis. 

ABBOTT Howard T, Duluth. Res 
2219 E Superior st, office 40 5-406 
Lonsdale bldg. Lawyer. Born Feb 11, 
1867 in W^ashington D C, son of Asa T 
and Fannie B (Cross) Abbott. Married 
Nov 20, 1895 to Gertrude P Markell. 
Educated in Army schools Fortress 
:\Ionroe Va and Fort Hamilton N Y; 
public and high schools Minneapolis; 
U of U and U of Mich. Has been en- 
gaged in practice of his profession in 
Duluth 1891 to date. 

ABERLE Daniel, St Paul. Res 
5 60 Portland av, office 129 E 3d st. 
Merchant. Born in 184 8 in Mann- 



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heim Germany, son of Lazarus and 
Karolina (Mayer) Aberle. • Married 
187 8 to Amelia Stern. » Educated in 
common schools of his native place. 
Came to U S 1867; in mercantile busi- 
ness; studied medicine; returned to 
mercantile pursuits and started in 
business for self as head of D Aberle 
& Co which continued until 1891; in- 
corporated under same name and 
continued until 1893; member Aber- 
le-Westheimer Co 1893-1904; now 
head of firm of D Aberle & Sons whol 
liquors 1904 to date. Park comnr St 
Paul 1901 to date; candidate for pres 
elector 1900; member dem executive 
committee. Member Commercial and 
Standard clubs St Paul; ex-pres lat- 
ter; ex-pres and now trustee Mount 
Zion Hebrew Assn. 

ABRAMSON Sven, St Paul. Res 
603 Case st, office 55 8 View st. Bak- 
er. Born April 15, 1860 in Sweden, 
son of Abram Hakanson and Batel 
(Gummeson) Abramson. Married in 
1893 to Augusta Moberg. Educated 
in common schools of Sweden. 
Learned baker's trade; came to U S 
1888; engaged in bakery business 
1892 to date; became mngr 1904 
of St Paul Bread Co. Member Nor- 
den Club. 

ADAMS Charles Edward, Duluth. 
Res 102 9 E 2d st, office 515 Torrey 
bldg. Lawyer. Born Oct 1, 18 67 in 
Boston Mass, son of Isaac M and 
Emeline (Twitchell) Adams. Married 
May 14, 19 02 to Grace M Tennant. 
Educated in high school Fargo 1888; 
Princeton Univ 1892-93; graduated 
from U of M, A B 189 6, law dept 
LL B 1900. Supt of public schools 
Granite Falls Minn, 189 6-9 8; engaged 
in practice of law Duluth 19 00^ to 
date; court commr St Louis Co 1905 
to date. Member Commercial and 
Boat clubs; K of P. 

ADAMS David T, Duluth. Office 
503 Providence bldg. Mining engi- 
neer. Born Sept 6, 1862 in Rock- 
ford 111, son of Jane (Castoney) 
Adams. Received a public school 
education. Engaged in prospect- 
ing and mining on the Iron Range 
of Minn, Mich and Wis; gold min- 
ing in California and copper mining in 



Mexico; a pioneer of the Mesaba Iron 
Range; compiled and published the 
first map and was the first to develop 
merchantable iron ore on that range 
1891; located and developed Fayal, 
Spruce, Cloquet and Adams groups of 
mines at Eveleth and established Ad- 
ams Mining Co; located and devel- 
oped Meadow Mine, Aurora and es- 
tablished Meadow Mining Co; located 
and developed Lone .Jack, Victoria. 
Bessemer, Moose, Auburn and Com- 
modore mines at Virginia; the Kan- 
awha and Cincinnati at Biwabic; the 
Tener, Shenango and Weed at Chris- 
holm together with several other 
mines on different parts of the range; 
founder and locater of the town of 
Virginia and locater and promoter 
of the city of Eveleth. Pres, treas 
and dir of Adams Security Co; 
pres and dir of Meadow Mining Co 
corporations of Minn; and v pres and 
dir of California-Calaveras Mining 
Co of Cal. Member of Commercial 
Club Duluth; Order of Foresters and 
B P O E. 

ADAMS Elmer Ellsworth, Fergus 
Falls. Editor. Born in 18 61 in W^a- 
terbury Vt. Married in 189 to 
Fanny C Cowles. Educated at Morris- 
ville (Vt) Academy; graduated from 
U of M 18 84. Editor Fergus Falls 
.Journal 1884 to date. Pres Fergus 
Printing Co; dir First Nat Bank of 
Fergus Falls; pres of Fergus Land 
Co; V pres Wright Investment Co; sec 
Red River Milling Co; sec Ceres Ele- 
vator Co; pres Otter Tail Bldg and 
Loan Assn; pres Northwestern Bldg 
Assn; dir Fergus Falls Bldg Assn. 
Regent of U of M 8 yrs; member 
State Legislature 1905-09; chairman 
Republican Congressional committee 
8 yrs. Member Chi Psi college frat. 

ADAMS John Qiiinoy, St Paul. Res 
951 Hague av, office 145 E 3d st. 
Whol cutlery. Born April 2, 1867 in 
Hanover Ont, son of Henry Proctor 
and Emily (Griffin) Adams. Married 
Aug 2, 1892 to Anna May Gibson. 
Educated in the schools of Hanover 
and at the Univ in Grand Forks 
N D. In hardware trade with brother 
as Adams Bros Edinburg N D 1887- 
91; with C A Reinhart in Grand 
Forks N D 1891-96; Fargo N D 1896- 
1901; in Devil's Lake N D several 



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years; sec and treas Pavian-Adams 
Co whol cutlery and jewelry St Paul 
1906 to date. Member Masonic fra- 
ternity. 

ADLEK Bei'iult Olson, St Paul. Res 
369 Case st, office 2 04 Scandinavian 
Am Bank Bldg. Real estate and in- 
surance. Born Aug 14, 1869 in Swed- 
en. Married Edith Elizabeth Adler. 
Educated in public schools and col- 
lege in ]Ma]mo Sweden; attended law 
dept U of M graduating 1901. Em- 
ployed by Gordon & Ferguson 189 5- 
19 03; real estate and insurance 1903- 
06; also connected with City Eng 
office. Px'es Young Men's Dem Club 
Ramsey Co; member Astoria Coun- 
cil M S; East Side Commercial Club. 

AGATIX Arcadius li, Duluth. Res 
2402 E 5th, office Lonsdale bldg. 
Lawyer. Born Feb 7, 1868 in Russia, 
son of Ludwig and Antoinette And- 
rey-Kovicz Agatin. Married June 
1890 to IMarie Lanctot. Educated at 
Classical Gymnasium Grodno Rus- 
sia; Lauderbach Academy Philadel 
phia. Graduated from law dept U of 
M 188 9; began practice of law in 
Minnea]3olis; moved to Duluth 1890 
where he has been continuously en- 
gaged in his profession to date. Ex- 
aminer of titles for St Louis County; 
master in chancery U S Circuit Court. 
Member Kitchi Gammi and Commer- 
cial clubs. 

AHERX John J, Minneapolis. Res 
1516 W 27th St, office 603 Bank of 
Commerce bldg. Life Insurance. 
Born Mar 12, 1871 in Cork Ireland, 
son of John and Catherine (Daly) 
Ahern. Educated in Nat Schools of 
Ireland; graduated as teacher at age 
of 18 and removed to New York Nov 
1890; to Minn Nov 1891. Entered 
employ of Mutual Life Insurance Co 
of N Y in St Paul agency office and re- 
mained as clerk until 1897. Agent 
INIass Mutual Life Insurance Co 1897; 
a])i)ointed State Agent for Minn June 
1899. Member of xvnights of Co- 
lumbus and M N G. 

AKELEY Healey C, Minneapolis. 
Res 23 00 Park av, office 1124 Lum- 
ber Exchange. Lumberman. Born 
Mar 16, 183 6 in Stowe Vt, son of 



George and Electa (Coffin) Akeley. 
Married 1869 to Hettie E Smith. Ed- 
ucated in common schools and Barre 
(Vt) Academy. Studied law and ad- 
mitted to bar 18 58; practiced 1 year 
in Greenboro Vt; at Grand Haven 
Mich 1859-63; served in cavalry in 
Civil War; resumed practice Grand 
Haven 1865-80 at same time was in- 
terested in lumber and organized 
Grand Haven Lumber Co; sold out 
1885 and moved to INIinneapolis 18 87; 
of firm of Ithica Lumber Co which 
later became H C Akeley Lumber Co; 
of Akeley & Sprague Washburn Wis; 
dir Security Bank, Bruce-Edgerton 
Lumber Co Union Realty Co; trustee 
Farmers & Mechanics Sav Bank; 
member of Walker & Akeley. Form- 
er mayor Grand Haven; collector of 
customs Dist of Mich 15 years. 

AKERSOX Ernest A, Lindstrom. 
Lands. Born Sept 19, 1873 in Lind- 
strom Minn, son of John and Anna 
(Johanson) Akerson. Married Sept 
28, 1899 to Adelia A Magnuson. Ed- 
ucated in the public schools of Lind- 
strom and graduated from Metropoli- 
tan Business College St Paul 1893. 
Clerk for Akerson & Olson Stacy 
Minn until 189 5 when he purchased 
an interest in the business, changing 
the name to Akerson Bros; engaged 
in hardware business under firm name 
of Lindstrom & Akerson, Lindstrom 
Minn 1899. Organized the land firm 
of Lindstrom Akerson & Helberg 
with headquarters in St Paul 1903; 
firm dissolved in 190 5 and he is now 
doing business alone. Treas Birds 
Eye Lumber Co. Member of Modern 
Woodmen of America. 

AKIN Robert W, Anoka. Banker. 
Born Feb 24, 1871 in Patterson N Y, 
son of Theodore W and Martha J 
(Blauvelt) Akin. Married Dec 29, 
1892 to Bertha E Gilbert. Educated 
in public schools at Patterson N Y 
and graduated from Vermont Acad- 
emy Saxton River Vt 1890. Moved 
to N D as bookkkeeper; moved to 
N Y 1897; settled in Anoka 189 8 
taking position as cashr State Bank 
of Anoka which i)osition he has filled 
to date. Pres Minn Potato Starch Co 
Anoka; Northern Land & Mfg Co An- 



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oka; First Nat Bank of Harvey N D; 
First Nat Bank of Goodrich N D and 
First Nat Bank of Plaza N D. Pres 
Board of Education, elected 19 01, re- 
elected 1904; alderman. Member 
Masonic fraternity and I O O F. 

ALAIK Walter Ellsworth, St Paul. 
Res 70 8 Goodrich av, office Northern 
Pacific bldg. Railroad official. Born 
May 12, 1865 in Canada, son of John 
C and Sarah H (Farr) Alair. Mar- 
ried to Mattie C Foley. Educated in 
common schools and graduated from 
law dept U of M, LL B 1895. First 
engaged in teaching country school, 
then engaged in railroad business. 
Now asst gen freight agent Northern 
Pacific Rv. Member Commercial 

Club. 

ALBAX William Liiilej , St Paul. 
Res 3 7 Thompson av, office 50 8 
Chamber of Commerce. Architect. 
Born April 29, 1873 in Plover, Port- 
age county Wis, son of Milton and 
Chloe Sarah (Blodgett) Alban. Married 
June 1903 to Gertrude Van Houten. 
Attended the public schools at Stev- 
ens Point Wis; Chicago School of 
Architecture graduating in 1897. 
Practiced his profession at Stevens 
Point Wis 189 7-9 9; chief draftsman 
for Omeyer & Thori architects St 
Paul 1899-190 5; member firm ot 
Thori, Alban & Fisher architects 
1905 to date. 

ALBERT Charles Stanley, Minne- 
apolis. Res 47 N 15th st, office 1006 
Guaranty bldg. Lawyer. Born July 
10, 18 72 in Williamsport Pa, son of 
Allen D and Sarah Ann (Faber) Al- 
bert. Graduated from Washington 
High School 1890; Columbia Law 
School (now George W'ashington 
Univ) LL B 1892; LL M 1893; U of 
M Law School LL B 1894; studied 
law with Worthington & Heald Wash- 
ington D C until 1893; in office of 
Benton, Roberts & Brown in Minne- 
apolis until 189 7 as clerk; partner in 
firm of W E Dodge and Charles S Al- 
bert until 1900 and since has been 
associated as a partner with Rome G 
Brown making a specialty of railway 
and corporation law and represent- 
ing a large number of corporations in 
and out of Minnesota. Member of 



the American, Minn, Hennepin Coun- 
ty and Minneapolis Bar Assns; Min- 
neapolis, Minikahda and Lafayette 
clubs. 

ALHERTSON Orris, Fergus Falls. 
Public official. Born Jan 5, 18 50 in 
Theresa, Jefferson county N Y, son of 
Josiah and Rhoda (Riggins) Albert- 
son. Married Nov 6, 1873 to Mrs 
Roseltha Corliss. Received public 
and private school education; clerk 
in store in Otter Tail Co 1872-73; 
taught public school Clitherall and 
Evarts Minn 1875-76; in mercantile 
business Clitherall 1877; moved same 
to Battle Lake 1881 ; burned out same 
year; rebuilt and continued store un- 
til 1898; farming real estate and boat 
making 189 9-1904. Town clerk 8 
years; postmaster Battle Lake 4 
vears; elected sheriff 19 04; re-elected 
1906. 

ALBRECHT Christ, Belle Plaine. 
Real estate. Born May 21, 1861 in 
Burlington Wis, son of Mathias and 
Mary (Fey) Albrecht. Educated in 
Wis public schools. First engaged 
on farm and successively thereafter 
was in butcher business, liquor deal- 
er, brick manufacturer; again in liq- 
uor business; traveling salesman for 
McCormick Threshing Machine Co 
and traveling for land co's; finally 
organized the Belle Plaine Canadian 
Land Co of which he is general man- 
ager. Member city council 1893- 
1902; treas 4 years. 

ALDRICH Henry C, Minneapolis. 
Res 2 431 Hennepin av, office 313 Med- 
ical blk. Physician and surgeon (H). 
Born Apr 13, 1857 in Minneapolis, son 
of Cyrus and Clara Adelia (Heaton) 
Aldrich. Graduated dental dept Univ 
of Penn 18 79; Hahnemann Med Col 
Philadelphia 1881. Practiced medi- 
cine and surgery in Iowa 1881-87; in 
Minneapolis 188 7 to date. Formerly 
professor (clinical) diseases of wo- 
men Homoeopathic College V of M; 
member and formerly registrar Am- 
erican Inst of Homeopathy; ex-pres 
American Assn of Orificial Surgeons; 
Minn State Inst of Homeopathy; 
Minneapolis Homeopathic Soc; mem- 
ber WMs State Homeopathic Soc; 
surgeon to Minneapolis City Hos])ital 
1897-1905. 



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ALEXANDER Charles Lewis, Peli- 
can Rapids. Lawyer. Born Jan 3, 
1879 in Kasson Minn, son of Cliarles 
Jackson and Amelia M (Niles) Alex- 
ander. Married Jan 2, 19 07 at Fer- 
gus Falls to Leah G Cockroft. At- 
tended district and graded schools 
Kasson Minn; graduated from U of 
M, A B 1902; law dept U of M, LL B 
1903. Admitted to bar same year 
and has been engaged in his profes- 
sion in Pelican Rapids to date. Mem- 
ber Minn House of Representatives 
1907. 

ALEXi\NDER Fred A, Owatonna. 
Lawyer. Born Jan 8, 1881 in Kas- 
son Minn, son of Charles J and Am- 
elia Alexander. Educated in Kasson 
high school, business college Dixon 
111, U of M and law dept U of M, 
graduating LL B 19 04. Practiced 
law in New Ulm; moved to Owatonna 
190 5. Member K of P. 

ALEXANDER John Hayhurst, St 

Paul. Res 150 Grotto st, office 301 
S Am Bank bldg. Real estate. Born 
Nov 8, 1869 in Portland Wis, son of 
Arthur Alexander. Married Nov 14. 
1900 to Laura Mulder. Educated in 
common schools Mason City. Studied 
law; managed lumber yard Summit S 
D; engaged in collection business and 
later in real estate; mngr Driscoll 
Land Co. Member Commercial Club. 

ALEXANDER Taylor A, St Paul. 
Res 8 6 14 Park pi, office 309I2 Jack- 
son St. Lawyer. Born Aug 11, 1862 
in Watertown Wis, son of Arthur 
and Sarah A (Hayhurst) Alexander. 
Married June 23, 1890 to Jennie H 
Kane. Educated in the public schools 
of Watertown Wis; Mason City Iowa; 
Cedar Valley Seminary Osage Iowa 
1883-86; studied law 3 years in Ma- 
son City Iowa. Admitted to Minn 
bar 1887 and began practice Heron 
Lake 1887-1900; practiced in Jack- 
son 1900-1904; moved to St. Paul 
1904 and has practiced to date. 

ALLEN Abiier B, Bemidji. Editor. 
Born July 10, 1842 in St Lawrence 
county N Y, son of Edwin B and 
Matilda (Tinkham) Allen. Twice mar- 
ried: First in 1862 to Rachel Bliss; 
second in 1885 to Martha Van Orman. 



Educated in common schools. Has 
been variously engaged in newspaper 
business from 1882 to date; published 
papers in Jackson 1886-1900, Battle 
Lake 1900-1901, Pelican Rapids 1901- 
1902. Morton Minn 1902-1904; engaged 
in job printing business in St Paul 
1904-1906; editor and publisher of the 
Bemidji Sentinel 1906 to date. Served 
in 12th Wis Inf in Civil War and was 
wounded at battle of Kenesaw Mount- 
ain. Member Minn Editorial Assn; 
G A R; B' P O E; I O O F and M B A. 

ALLEN Alvareii, St Paul. Res 
Merchants Hotel. Retired. Born 
Sept 25, 1821 in St Lawrence Co N Y, 
son of Aaron and Elizabeth (Gould) 
Allen. Married in 1851 to Louisa 
Soula. Came to Minn 1851 and en- 
gaged in livery business St Anthony; 
added stage line and purchased Red 
and Blue Stage line cf St Paul 18 56: 
operated Minn Stage Co including 
express until 1869; engaged in rail- 
road contracting; leased Merchants 
Hotel 1871-73; purchased and con- 
ducted same until 19 00. ^Member 
Masonic fraternity. 

ALLEN Andrew, St Paul. Res 
1166 Ross st, office foot of Eagle st. 
Salesman. Born Mar 2 5, 1840 in 
Norway, son of Erland and Maria 
(Hanson) Allen. Married Oct 10, 
1S62 to Susan Howard. Attended 
Union School at Beloit Wis two terms 
in 1856; Upper Iowa Univ Fayette 
Iowa 18 58; clerked in stores in Iowa 
1852-68; at Red Wing Minn 18 68-75; 
bookkpr and salsn Decorah Iowa 
1785-1880; traveling salesn 111 and 
states west of Miss for D H Dickin- 
son wholesale marble and granite 
1880-81; for St Paul Plow Works 
1881-87; for Dubuque Norwegian 
Plow Co Dubuque Iowa 1887-9 5; for 
Stoddard & Allen Co and Midland 
Supply Co in northern Minn, the 
Dakotas, Mont, Ore and Wash 1895 
to date. Treas Stoddard & Allen Co 
wholesale farm implements 1895 to 
February 1906; of Midland Supply 
Co successor to above, to date; of 
Northern Development Co farming 
lands city property and bldg material. 
:\Iember Masonic fraternity. Shrine. U 
C T. 



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ALLE\ Charles C, Ada. Lumber- 
man. Born May 29, 1863 in Addison 
county Vermont, son of Lewis J and 
Ellen J (Kent) Allen. Married Oct 
29, 1884 to Nellie S Crawford. Edu- 
cated in the public schools Battle 
Creek Mich. Moved to James River 
Valley N Dak 1880 and engaged in 
farming. First employed with Fargo 
Lumber Co N Dak 1887-91; John Mc- 
Culloch Lumber Co, Ada Minn 1891- 
95; engaged in lumber business with 
J C Nierby at Ada 1895; now manag- 
ing partner C C Allen & Co lumber 
and building materials. Member 
board of education since 1897. 

ALLEX Henry G, St Paul. Res 
589 Summit av, office Allen Square. 
Wholesale grocer. Born April 18, 
18 72 in St Paul, son of John Henry 
and Margaret A (Glassbrook) Allen. 
Educated at the public schools St 
Paul and Notre Dame Univ Notre 
Dame Ind. Has been engaged in the 
grocery business since 1891 when he 
entered the employ of Allen Moon & 
Co St Paul which later became the 
present firm of J H Allen & Co whole- 
sale grocers of which he was travel- 
ing credit man and vice-pres until the 
death of his father in 19 04, since 
which time he has been pres of that 
company. Member of the Jobber's 
Union and Minn and Commercial 
clubs St Paul. 

ALLEX Herbert AV, St Paul. Res 
899 Grand av, office Manhattan bldg. 
Born Nov 2 5, 1865 in Whitehall N Y, 
son of Henry M and Josephine (War- 
ren) Allen. Married Sept 26, 1888 
to Julia V Sheehy of Saginaw Mich. 
Educated in public school of White- 
hall N Y; high school and academy of 
Minn and U of M. Engaged in the 
employ of Standard Oil Co in office 
and as traveling man until 19 00. 
Pres of American Adjustment Cos of 
Kansas City and Milwaukee; v 
pres of same St Paul and Minneapolis; 
pres of Mercantile Trading Co, 1900 
to date. 

ALLEX John Gottfrid, Minneapolis. 
Res 2604 5th av S, office 305 2d av S. 
Real estate and land business. 
Born Aug 26, 1883 in Smaland Swed- 
en, son of Carl Johan Jonasson and 



Erica (Gustafson) Allen. Married 
Sept 3, 19 00 to Cemelia Anderson. 
Educated in the public schools of 
Sweden. Engaged in the loan and 
real estate business in St Paul in 
1902 and then moved to Minneapolis 
in same line. Head of the Hotel 
Allen Co composed of himself and 
J E and G W Allen established 1901. 
Member of the Masonic order (3 2d 
degree) ; Independent Order of Odd 
P"'ellows and Odin Club. 

ALLEX John M, Minneapolis. Res 
20 6 Beacon st S E, office 309 3d st 
S. Mill machinery. Born Nov 9, 
18 50 in Ontario, son of Reuben B and 
Jane (Johnston) Allen. Married 
Nov 15, 1875 to Ella Webber. Ed- 
ucated in common schools. Engaged 
in milling business for some years; 
built the Luverne Roller Mill and 
was propr 18 78-82; built and owned 
Lisbon (N D) Roller Mill 1882-90; 
moved to Fergus Falls and engaged 
in mill machinery business 1891-9 5; 
moved to Minneapolis and engaged 
in same business 1895 to date. Pres 
Pine City Milling & Electric Co. Al- 
derman Lisbon N D and mayor of 
Lisbon two terms. Member Masonic 
fraternity. 

ALLEX William AV, St Paul. Res 
82 Central ter, office 1006 Pio- 
neer Press bldg. Lawyer. Born 
April 3, 1870 at Shelbyville 111, son 
of Henry H and Mary J (Gollogher) 
Allen. Educated at Illinois Wesleyan 
Univ 1883-8 7 graduating B S; Post 
graduate course with degree M S: 
Chicago College of Law 1888; grad- 
uating LL B. Practiced law in Chi- 
cago 1889-91; practiced law in St 
Paul 1891-7; member of Allen & 
Straight 1897 to date. Asst corpor- 
ation attorney of Chicago 1889-90. 
Member of Commercial and Roosevelt 
clubs St Paul. 

ALLEY John Thompson, Buffalo. 
Born Jan 1, 1850 in Wetzel Co W Va, 
son of Hezekiah and Nancy (Mil- 
burn) Alley. Married Nov 5, 1879 
to Albina C Lewis. Elucated in W 
Va and common schools of Minn. 
First engaged in teaching school; sur- 
veyor 18 74-7 8 ; studied law and ad- 
mitted to bar 1878 and has been en- 



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gaged in practice to date. Judge of 
probate Wright county 1886-94; 
county atty 18 94-9 6; member legisla- 
ture 1901; state senator 19 03-05. 

ALMFELDT John E, St Paul. Res 
422 E 8th st. Minister of religion. 
Born June 16, 1871 in Sweden, son 
of Adolf Erickson and Anna 
( Johansdatter ) Almfeldt. Mar- 
ried Mar 2, 1900 to Anna Wiskholm. 
Educated in Sweden and Faribault 
iMinn graduating from Seabury Divin- 
ity School. Came to U S 1884 and 
studied in Chicago; took charge of 
Emanuel Mission Litchfield Minn; 
charges in Cokato and Lake Park 
Minn; called to St Sigfrid's St Paul 
1904 and has been rector to date. 
Member Masonic fraternity. 

ALNESS Ariie L, St Paul. Res 4 63 
Ashland av, office Scand Am Bank 
bldg. Banker. Born Jan 2 2 

184 5 in Norway and was educated in 
public schools and commercial college 
in Christiana Norway. Came to St 
Paul in 18 69 and until 18 86 was en- 
gaged in railroad building and com- 
mercial pursuits. Organized the 
Scandianavian American Bank in 
188 7 and has always been its pres. 
Was pres of the Scandinavian Lit- 
erary Society. Was an incorporatoi- 
and dir in the corporation pub- 
lishing Nordvesten. Member first 
charter commission of St Paul. Mem- 
ber Minn and Norden clubs and trus- 
tee of Luther hospital. 

AMES Charles Wilherforce, St Paul. 
Res 501 Grand av, office 44-58 W 3d 
St. Publisher. Born June 30, 1855 
in Minneapolis, son of Charles Gor- 
don and Sarah Jane (Daniels) Ames. 
Married 1883 to Mary Lesley. At- 
tended Boy's Academy Albany N Y 
1863-65; public schools Santa Cruz 
Cal 1866-69; Minneapolis High School 
1871-72; graduated Cornell Univ 
B Lit 18 78. Learned printer's trade 
on San Jose (Cal) Mercury 1868-70; 
civil engineering on Fergus Falls, 
Black Hills & Pacific Ry 1872; Penn 
R R 1873; Lake Superior & Minn 
(St Paul & Duluth) 18 74; on state 
geological survey of Penn 187 7-7 8; 
asst editor Christian Register Boston 
1879-80; with George H Ellis pub- 
lisher Boston 1881-82; West Pub Co 



St Paul 18 83 to date. Dir First 
Nat Bank; N W Trust Co; American 
Unitarian Assn Boston; Amherst H 
Wilder Charity Corporation; Ameri- 
can Law Book Co; pres and trustee 
Unity Church St Paul; v pres and 
gen mngr West Pub Co. Member 
and gov Minn Club; member W B 
Yacht Club and Town and Country 
clubs St Paul; Century and City 
clubs N Y; sec Informal Club. Mem- 
ber St Paul Public Library Board 
1900. 



AMES David Jackson, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 3105 Dupont av S, office 3003 
Hennepin av. Manufacturer. Born 
June 19, 1848 in Orange Ind, son 
of Ezra and Phebe J (Metcalf) Ames. 
Married Mar 20, 1870 to Virginia C 
Rolfe. Attended country school near 
Austin Minn. Raised on a farm until 
14 then worked in foundry and mach 
shop Austin Minn; purchased the 
business at the end of 2 years and 
continued same 9 years; sold out and 
managed manufacture of machinery 
for McLaughlin. Sheblen & Co 4 
years; organized the Owatonna Mnfg 
Co and was pres and mngr of same 
11 years; sold out and moved to 
Minneapolis in 1902. Has patented 
20 kinds of machines since 1878; 
now owner and mngr of Ames Mfg 
Co Minneapolis. 

AMES William L, St Paul. Res 
166 7 Stillwater av, office 408 Balti- 
more bldg. Real estate. Born Jan 
10, 1846 in Franklin Furnace N J. 
son of William L and Amelia (Hall) 
Ames. Married Dec 21, 1874 to 
Helen Fitzgerald. Educated in the 
common schools St Paul ; Upper Can- 
ada College 1856-57; Naval Academy 
Annapolis 1859-60. Returned to St 
Paul 1862; engaged with Armstrong 
& Sons leather merchants N Y City 
1868-69; cattle business in Wyoming 
Colo and Texas 18 70-73. Returned 
to St Paul 1873 and took charge of a 
farm of 1200 acres in Hazel Park 
dist. Is large real estate owner in 
citv. Enlisted in Volunteer Co in the 
Indian W-ar 1862. Held office ot 
supervisor of New Canada; county 
comnr of Ramsey county; member 
of legislature 1891; member of 
Board of Public Works 1899-1900. 



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AMSDEN Charles M, Minneapolis. 
Res 133 9 Vine pi, office 3 02 Metro- 
politan Life bldg. Grain and eleva- 
tor. Born April 12, 1849 in Belvid- 
ere Boone Co 111, son of Noah C and 
Sarah (Hulbert) Amsden. Educated 
in public schools Dubuque la and 
business college Milwaukee Wis. 
Worked in produce commission house 
and in office from time of leaving 
school until he removed to Minne- 
apolis in 1879; except 2 years in gen 
merchandise business at Lemars la. 
With Pillsbury & Hulbert Co Minne- 
apolis until 18 82; Pillsbury & Hul- 
bert Elevator Co 1882-85 when firm 
was changed to Minneapolis & North- 
ern Elevator Co of which he is now 
l)res and treas. A managing dir of 
Pillsbury-Washburn Flour Mills Co 
and dir of Swedish American Nat 
Bank. Member of Minneapolis, Min- 
ikahda and Lafayette clubs. Attends 
Plymouth Congregational Church. 



ANDERSON Andrew G, Fergus 
Falls. Banker. Born near Stavanger 
Norway Feb 22, 1861, son of Anders 
and Guri Anderson. Married July 
11, 1889 to Dora Olson. Received 
his education at Red Wing Seminary 
Red Wing Minn. Came from Norway 
to Story City la 1870; farmed until 
1879; moved to Red Wing Minn and 
was clerk for J S Wing clothing 1881- 
84; moved to Fergus Falls 188 4. 
Deputy county treas 188 6-90; asst 
cashr First Nat Bank 189 0-97; cashr 
of Scandia State Bank Fergus Falls 
Minn 1902 to date. Member firm of 
Anderson. Olson & Co gen mdse; 
located at Story City la 189 7-1902. 
Sec Duluth, Fergus Falls & Southern 
Reg Co; treas Blood Broom Mnfg 
Co; chairman Rep County Commit- 
tee; pres Commercial Club; member 
of School Board. 



ANDERSON Aiulnis F, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 809 8th st S, office 529 
6th av S. Manufacturer. Born Nov 
10, 187 5 in Winona Minn, son of An- 
drew and Lena (Paulson) Anderson. 
Married 1898 to Margaret Feidler. 
Educated in the Winona schools; 
variously employed until 1896; em- 
ployed in rattan goods factory Minne- 
apolis 189 6-19 05; established Minne- 
apolis Baby Carriage Co 1905. 



ANDERSON August G, Moorehead. 

Foundryman. Born Sept 27, 1853 in 
Sweden, son of Andrew and Stena 
(Larson) Anderson. Married in 1883 
to Hedwig Ostergren. Educated in 
public schools. Moved to St Cloud 
Minn 1870 with parents; with father 
and brother established a spoke and 
sleigh factory in 1882; moved to Moor- 
head and engaged in foundry business 
as Anderson & Co until 1900 when 
he purchased entire business and con- 
tinued under name of Moorhead 
Foundry. Member A O U W. 

ANDERSON Axel, Minneapolis. 
Res 927 13th av S, office 843 Security 
Bank bldg. Insurance and real es- 
tate. Born Oct 6, 1869 in Sweden, 
son of Carl and Bengta (Olson) An- 
derson. Married Dec 21, 1903 to 
Maria Peterson. Attended common 
schools and Curtiss Business College 
Minneapolis. Employed in railroad 
offices as stenogr and elk; engaged 
in fire insurance, real estate and loan 
business 1902 to date. Mngr M An- 
derson Brick Co; dir and treas Min- 
nesota College Minneapolis. 

ANDERSON Carl M, Crookston. 
Real estate and insurance. Born Mar 
21, 1866 in Norway, son of A C and 
Ingeborg Anderson. Married Aug 18, 
1902 to Helma P Christianson. Edu- 
cated in private schools of Norway 
and graduated from Christiania Busi- 
ness College. Moved to Minn 1889 
and was engaged as elk in real estate 
and insurance business until 1888; 
member of firm of Larsen & Ander- 
son in same business 1888-95; with 
E H Hobe, Norwegian consul 4 years; 
sec Wheeler Land & Loan Co Crook- 
ston 1900 to date; dir Scandia Ameri- 
can Bank. 

ANDERSON Charles Robert, Fer- 
gus Falls. Miller. Born in Vasa 
Goodhue Co Minn, son of John 
and Mary (Johnson) Anderson. 
Married Jan 13, 1906 to Edith Kam- 
lin. Educated in public schools and 
business college Red Wing Minn. En- 
gaged as grain buyer Northwestern 
Elevator Co at Hazel S D and Apple- 
ton Minn; mngr Ceres Elevator Co 
and Red River Milling Co. Member 
Chippewa Club and Masonic frater- 
nity. 



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ANDERSON Davis C, Carlton. Pub- 
lisher. Born Oct 1, 1868 in LaFay- 
ette la, son of Isaac L and Elizabeth 
Jane (GrifRn) Anderson. Educated 
in public schools and agricultural 
college. Engaged in printing busi- 
ness 1891; purchased Carlton Co 
Vidette 1892 and has been publisher 
of same to date. Former county treas 
and judge of probate; now pres 
Board of Education, court comnr and 
justice of the peace. Member I O O 
F; Commercial Club. 

ANDERSON Ellas L, Minneapolis. 
Res 2102 Hennepin av, office 1301 
N E Tyler st. Manufacturer. Born 
July 1, 1870 in Dassel Minn, son of 
Peter Anderson. Married June 25, 
1901 to Rose A Hawkins. Educated 
in common schools. Moved to At- 
water Minn 1878; farmed until 1887; 
moved to Minneapolis 1887 and at- 
tended Minneapolis Academy; em- 
ployed by Crown Iron Works as bkpr 
1889; in 1897 became interested in 
company; was elected treas and has 
continued in same office to date. 

ANDERSON Isaac B, Benson. Pub- 
lic official. Born Mar 9, 1868 in 
Kjrkeide Stryn Norway, son of And- 
ers Isaacson and Elizabeth (Elling- 
son) Anderson. Married Oct 16, 
1899 to Bertha Bergee. Attended 
Swift Falls public school Benson 
High School and Willmar Seminary. 
Taught country schools 1885-97. 
Town clerk of Camp Lake 1889-1900; 
during same time held office of county 
comnr 5th dist 1892-96; county 
treas Swift county now serving the 
4th term from 1900. 

ANDERSON John, Minneapolis. 
Res 33 29 2d av S, office same. Law- 
yer and real estate. Born May 19, 
1852 in Sweden, son of Andreas and 
Johanna (Swenson) Anderson. Can:e 
to America 1860 and located in Car- 
ver Co Minn. Married Mar 31, 1884 
to Mollie P Haish. Attended public 
schools in Carver Co Minn 1861-64; 
law dept U of M 1892; admitted to 
bar in N D in 189 5. Clerked in gen 
stores Carver and Blakely Minn 1866- 
71; Glencoe Minn 1872-7 5; member 
Anderson & Heinemann, gen merchants 
Glencoe and Norwood Minn 187 6-77; 
salesman A H Reed & Co Glencoe 
187 8-80; member Anderson & Ener- 



son and Anderson, Fridd & Co mer- 
cantile firms' Valley City and Oriska 
N D 1881-87; Winterer & Anderson 
real estate and insurance Valley City 
N D 1888-9 2; same period dir and 
V pres First Nat Bank Valley City. 
Member Masonic fraternity. Knights 
Templar, Shrine, I O O F, and Con- 
gregational Church. 

ANDERSON John D, Medicine 
Lake, Office 3 2 Syndicate blk Minne- 
apolis. Physician and surgeon (R). 
Born June 29, 1855 in Ontario Can, 
son of John and Janet Anderson. 
Married 189 6 to Jessie McGregor. 
Attended public schools in Ontario; 
Trinity Medical School; Toronto 
Univ; Edinburgh Univ Edinburgh 
Scotland 1879 degrees of L R, C P 
and L M. Practiced medicine at Port 
Perry Ont 1880-83; in Minneapolis 
1883 to date. Member British and 
American Medical Assns, state and 
county medical societies. 

ANDERSON Leonard, St Paul. Res 
2 53 Goodhue st, office 69 4 Oakland 
av. Manufacturer. Born Aug 10, 
1871 in Sweden, son of John A and 
Clara (Johnson) Anderson. Married 
Mar 9, 1898 to Ida Knutson. At- 
tended Red Wing Minn public schools 
18 88; Beeman's Business College Red 
Wing 1889. Sec and treas Joseph R 
Hanggi & Co St Paul manufacturers 
bank store and office fixtures. 

ANDERSON Peter A, Fergus Falls. 
Public official. Born July 8, 1868 in 
Rice Co Minn, son of Lars and Johan- 
na (Peterson) Anderson. Married in 
1894 to Miss Elsie M Helgen. Edu- 
cated in public schools and Willmar 
Seminary. Reared on farm and en- 
gaged on same until 1894; employed 
as deputy register of deeds for 10 
years; now holds office as register of 
deeds. Member Masonic fraternity 
and I O O F. 

ANDREWS Arthur C, Minneapolis. 
Res 245 Clifton av, office 803-806 
Chamber of Commerce bldg. Grain. 
Born Aug 21, 185 4 in Oberlin O, son 
of Edward W Andrews and Delia E 
(Fenn) Andrews. Married June 10, 
1880 to Mary Minerva Hunt of Otto 
N Y. Educated in public schools and 
high school Oberlin O and Oberlin 
College; class of 1876. Moved to 
Glyndon Minn engaging in lum- 



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Little Skrtrlivs of Hi;/ Folks. 



ber and farm implement business un- 
der the firm name of Andrews Bros 
1878-84; moved to Fargo N D 1884; 
commercial grain business at Halstad 
Minn 1889; moved to Minneapolis 
1891 and devoted himself entirely 
to the elevator and grain business; 
formed partnership with James E 
Gage under firm name of Andrews 
& Gage 18 93. Dir International 
Elevator Co Winnipeg; sec and treas 
Stinscn-Gage Co Minneapolis. Mem- 
ber of Minikahda Club. 

AXDKEWS John Wesley, Mankato. 
Res 510 S 2d st, office 125 E Cherry 
St. Physician and surgeon. Born 
April 6, 1849 in Lawrence Co 111, son 
of John R and Delilah (Armstrong) 
Andrews. Married April 4, 1878 to 
Jennie C French. Educated in high 
school St Peter; normal school Man- 
kato; medical dept Univ of Mich; 
graduate Rush Medical College Chi- 
cago 187 7 and of Bellevue Medical 
College 1880; 1 year post graduate 
work in Europe and 1 year in Ameri- 
ca. Began practice of medicine in 
Marshall Minn; then moved to Man- 
kato where he has been actively en- 
gaged in practice to date. Examin- 
ing physician for several insurance 
cos; local surgeon for C St P M «& O 
Ry; surgeon St Joseph and Immanuel 
hospitals of Mankato. Stockholder 
and dir First Nat Bank; dir in the 
Citizens Fire Assn; stockholder State 
Institution for Savings Minneapolis. 
Delegate to 3 state rep conventions; 
twice chairman Blue Earth county rep 
central committee; 1 term pres of 
board of trade; 1 term aldevman Man- 
kato; rep nominee for mayor of Man- 
kato 1894 defeated by 7 votes; elec- 
ted mayor 19 07. Member Social Sci- 
ence and Commercial clubs, American 
Minn State and Blue Earth County 
Medical societies; ex-pres INIinn State 
Medical Society. 

ANDREWS Sewall T>, Minneapolis. 
Res 15 W 2 4th st, office 106 N Wash- 
ington. Merchant. Born Jan 3 0, 
1874 in Owatonna Minn, son of Lorin 
and Delia Hall (Munson) Andrews. 
Married Oct 8, 1903 to Lilla S Finch. 
Educated in Minneapolis public 
schools; Minneapolis academy; grad- 
uated from Cornell Univ LL, B 1895; 
U of M, LL M 1896. Engaged in 
practice of law Minneapolis 189 5- 



1904; since 1904 has been sec-treas 
of Kennedy-Andrews Drug Co, whole- 
salers Minneapolis. Member Chi Psi 
and Phi Delta Phi; college fraterni- 
ties. 

ANDREWS Theodore Edward, St 

Paul. Res 2191 Commonwealth av, 
office St Paul Dispatch. Advertising 
manager. Born April 16, 1861 in 
White Willow, Kendall county 111, son 
of George M and Sarah A (Skinner) 
Andrews. Married July 3, 1884 to 
Francelia F McAllister. Educated in 
graded, public, high and normal 
schools Morris 111 1868-81. Engaged 
in teaching school Aux Sable 111 2 
years; with Douglas Exp & Trans Co 
Pierre S D, 1 year; with Am Exp 
Co, as treasure guard between Pierre 
S D and W'inona Minn, 2 years, carry- 
ing at times from $175,000 to half 
a million in gold bullion and gold 
dust; with J D Blake real estate and 
rentals Minneapolis 2% years; with 
Haywood & Boshart real estate and 
financial brokers Minneapolis 6 years; 
with Minneapolis Tribune business 
dept 9 years; with St Paul Dispatch 
4 years as advertising mngr. Mem- 
ber Town Criers Club; State Horti- 
cultural Society of Minn; Minn Rose 
Society; Minn State Dairymen's Assn; . 
St Anthony Park Improvement Assn 
and Royal Arcanum. 

ANDRUS Earle F, St Paul. Res 
925 Laurel av, office 2 41 Endicott 
bldg. Farm lands and mortgages. 
Born Jan 9, 1860 in Dorset Vt, son 
of Robison and Jane M (Cochran) 
Andrus. Married Nov 2 8, 1892 to 
Cora M Champion. Educated in dist 
school E Dorset Vt 1866-7 5; Burr & 
Burton Seminary Manchester Vt 1875- 
76; high school Burlington Vt 1876- 
7 7. Employed as clerk Burlington Vt 
1878-81; same Minneapolis 1881-89 
in hardware business; gen agt W A 
Wood M & R Machine Co and INIinn 
Harvester Co St Paul 18 90-9 8; War- 
ner & Andrus dealers in farm lands 
1891-1903; since then alone. V pres 
Security Mortgage Loan Co St Paul. 
Member of Commercial Club St Paul: 
Mason. 

ANCiKIi Albert, Brainerd. Mer- 
chant. Born Feb 20, 1862 in England, 
son of Ephraim and Harret (Fry) 
Angel. Married in June 1885 to Mar- 



Liftic Sketches of Big FoJk.s. 



gery A Hedden. Educated in Taun- 
ton (now West Lynn) College Eng- 
land. Moved to Brainerd and was 
employed in N P R R shops 1882-83; 
engaged in grocery business under 
firm name of Childs & Angel 1883-86; 
continued alone until 1905 when he 
engaged in whol flour, feed and gro- 
cery business. Senior member Brain- 
erd Brick Co. 

ANGST Robert, Duluth. Office 
Wolvin bldg. Chief eng D & T R R. 
Born June 2, 184 7 in Wyl Switzerland, 
son of Ulrich and Elizabeth (Ringer) 
Angst. Married in 1874 to Anna 
Haller. Educated in the common and 
high schools and Polytechnic schools 
Zurich Switzerland. First employed 
in city eng dept Zurich 1865-67. En- 
gaged in topographical work in govt 
service 186 7-69. Moved to U S 18 69 
and engaged in Jackson Lansing and 
Saginaw Ry until 1871. Draftsman 
and eng with C M & St P Ry in Min- 
neapolis 1871-75; office eng for Green 
Bay and Minn R R Co in LaCrosse 
Wis 1876-77; asst city eng Min- 
neapolis 1877-7 8; with M & St L R 
R as resident eng and later as chief 
eng 1878-85; chief eng of C & Ind 
Coal road at Chicago 188 5-8 7; chiet 
eng D & I R R at Duluth 1887 to 
date. Served in Swiss light artillery. 
Member Kitchi Gammi, Northern Ry 
Club and ^Masonic fraternity. 

AXGUS Charles Baker, Albert Lea. 
President Albert Lea College. Born 
May 1905 in Leyden, Lewis county N 
Y, son of Charles D and Harriett B 
(Baker) Angus. Married July 13, 
189 2 to Elizabeth Adams. Graduated 
from Lowville N Y Academy 1884; 
Union Theological Seminary N Y, B D 
1892; special course in Univ of N Y. 
Has been pres of Albert Lea College 
6 years and instrumental in establish- 
ing same on self sustaining basis; 
identified with settlement of N D and 
Col; manager ]\IcArthur-Angus Land 
Co and Lincoln Land Co Tracy !^Iinn. 
Member Delta Upsilon College frat. 

ANKEXV Alexander T, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 2 401 Clinton av, ofl^ce 502 
Globe bldg. Lawyer. Born Dec 20, 
183 7 in Somerset Pa, son of Isaac 
and Eleanor (Parker) Ankeny. Mar- 
ried in 1861 to Martha V Moore. Ed- 



ucated in the public schools and Dis- 
ciples' College Hiram O; Monongahela 
Academy Morgantown W Va and Jeff- 
erson College Cannonsburg Pa 1857- 
5 8. Employed in the dept of justice 
18 60. Admitted to the bar 1861. 
Engaged with the war dept until 
close of Civil War. Returned to Som- 
erset 1865 where he continued to 
practice law and conduct a private 
bank. Moved to Minneapolis 18 72 
and engaged in the lumber business 
with his brother until 1877; member 
of Board of Education 1877; State 
Board of Equalization 1878-82; re- 
elected to Board of Education 1889 
and 189 pres of same; member of 
Library Board until 1885. Member 
State Dem Central Committee 1888; 
ex-pres board of dirs of same. 



AXKENY John J, Minneapolis. Res 
1809 Laurel av, ofllce 542 Lumber 
Exchange. Mortgages and loans. 
Born Feb 2 8, 1835 in Somerset Pa, 
son of Isaac and Eleanor (Parker) 
Ankeny. Married June 2, 1869 to 
Catharine A Willett. Educated in 
common schools. Employed in gen 
mercantile business; moved to Minne- 
apolis 18 56; in 1858 to Hardin county 
la and engaged in real estate busi- 
ness; deputy sheriff Hardin county 
1858-59; removed to Minneapolis 
1859; deputy P M Minneapolis 18 59- 
63; in Natchez Miss until 1866; re- 
turned to Minneapolis and was again 
deputy postmaster until 18 70; en- 
gaged in mercantile business 1870-80; 
later in insurance business; appointed 
])ostmaster by pres Cleveland 1886- 
90; in insurance and real estate busi- 
ness 18 90 to date. 



AXXEKE Percy S, Duluth. Res 
523 E 2d st, office Fitger Brewing 
Co. Brewer. Born Aug 20, 1850 
in Milwaukee Wis, son of Fritz and 
:\Iathilda F Anneke. Educated in 
public schools Milwaukee; college 
course in Switzerland. First engaged 
as bookkeeper in bank Milwaukee; 
with Schlitz Brewing Co until 1885; 
moved to Duluth and entered firm of 
A Fitger & Co brewers; incorporated 
1905 as Fitger Brewing Co of whir'h 
he has been sec and treas to date. 
Member Commercial, Kitchi Gammi 
and Yacht clubs. 



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Little Sketches of BUj Folks. 



AMUNDSON C, St Peter. Mer- 
chant. Born Sept 13, 183 5 in Biri 
Norway, son of Aniund Christopher- 
sen and Carrie (Roste) Amundson. 
Married twice: 1867 to Mary Olsen 
and Aug 19, 18 75 to Carrie Augusta 
Norwood. Received his education in 
Norway and Wis. In employ of Gov 
Ramsey St Paul 185 5-61; clerk 
in hardware store La Crosse Wis 
1861-63; in mercantile business Wi- 
nona 18 63-67; same in St Peter to 
date. Member Minn House of Rep 
1879-81; State Board of Corrections 
and Charities 12 years; Board of Ed- 
ucation 2 years; Library Board; Ma- 
sonic fraternity. 

ANNON William J, Anoka. Post- 
master. Born Jan 2, 18 66 in Innes- 
killen Ireland, son of William and 
Charlotte (Lowry) Annon. Married 
.Ian 2, 1890 to Jennie Shorth. Moved 
to U S and was educated in public 
schools N Y City. In mercantile lines 
N Y until 1891; manager Anoka Elec- 
tric & Power Co 1893-1905; postmas- 
ter 1905 to date. Member A O U W\ 

ANFNDSEN A F, Detroit. Banker. 
Born Jan 12, 1868 in Decorah la, son 
of B and Mathilde (Hoffstrom) An- 
undsen. Married Jan 1, 1891 to Ma- 
bel Gardner. Educated in high school 
and Slack's Business College Decorah 
la. and graduated from law dept State 
University Iowa City la 1898. En- 
gaged as bank elk 1885-88; collector 
for C Aultman of Canton Ohio, agri- 
cultural implements 1888-90; in legal 
dept of home office of company 1890- 
92; advertising mngr Decorah Posten 
from 1892; began practice of law 
1898; pres First Nat'l Bank Detroit 
Minn 1906 to date. Member B P O E. 

APPLEBY E Villiei's, St Paul. Res 
226 Summit av, office 130 Lowry 
Arcade. Physician (R), Oculist. Born 
in 1868 in London Eng, son of I H 
M Villiers and Esther Mary (Lett) 
Appleby. Married 1897 to Cornelia 
Day Wilder (deceased). Educat- 
ed by i)rivate instruction until 1886; 
attended Shattuck Military School 
Faribault Minn 1886-90; graduated 
from U of M medical dept 1894; in- 
terne City and county Hospital St Paul 
189 4-5; gen practice St Paul 189 5-8; 
matriculate Univ of Berlin Ger 1898; 



voluntary asst prof Hirschberg's eye 
clinic and eye dept Charity Hospital 
Berlin Ger 189 8-19 00; clinic instruct- 
or of ophthalmology medical dept U 
of M: ophthalmologist St Luke's Hos- 
pital; chief of eye clinic St Paul Free 
Dispensary; member American Medi- 
cal Assn; Minn State and Ramsey 
County Medical societies; Berlin 
Ophthalmogical Society; Chicago Ath- 
letic Club; Minn and Town and Coun- 
try clubs St Paul. 

ARCHIBALD Frank M, Brecken- 
ridge. Physician and surgeon (R). 
Born Dec 6, 1865 in 111, son of Lyman 
and Phylindia (Burroughs) Archi- 
bald. Married in 189 6 to Josephine 
W Bailey. Graduated from Coll of 
Physicians and Surgeons 1893. Has 
been engaged in practice of his pro- 
fession in Gibbon Minn 1893-9 4; At- 
water Minn 189 5-190 6; Breckenridge 
1906 to date. Member American Med- 
ical Assn Minn State & Crow River 
Valley Medical societies; Masonic 
fraternity, I O O F and B P O E. 

ARCTANDEK John W, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 3 447 S Lyndale av, office 
913 N Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born 
Oct 2, 18 49 in Stockholm Sweden, son 
of August H and Caroline (Ahlsell) 
Arctander. Married May 17, 187 7 to 
Maratina Anderson. Attended the 
College of Skein Norway 1857-67; the 
Royal Univ of Norway 1867-70; grad- 
uating M A Ph B; degree of LL D 
from St John Univ Collegeville Minn. 
Has been in gen practice of law; up 
to 1888 made specialty of criminal 
law; since 1888 specialty of corpora- 
tion law and negligence cases; coun- 
ty atty Kandiyohi county Minn 1877- 
79; dist atty 12th dist 18 80-86; 
member of commission for drafting 
penal code of state, with Atty 
Gen Hahn and Judge Egan of 
St Paul. Author of "Practical Hand- 
book on Laws of Minn" in Norwegian 
and Swedish languages; translator 
into English of Hendrik Ibsen's 
drama "The Master Builder." 

ARCTANDER Ludvig, Minneano- 
lis. Res 2407 Irving av S, office 730 
Temple Court. Lawyer. Born Jan 
3, 1863 Skein Norway, son of A H 
and Caroline (Ahlsell) Arctander. 
Received college education in Nor- 



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way and graduated from the Univ ol 
Christiania Norway; immigrated to 
Minn in Sept ISSl and located in 
Minneapolis 1886 wliere lie has been 
practicing continuously ever since ex- 
cept in 1893-4 when he was located at 
Duluth. 

ARMSOX James George, Stillwater. 
Res 7 03 N 3d, office Hersey & Sta- 
ples blk. Public official, real estate 
and loans. Born July S, 18 59 in 
Thornton Ont, son of James and Jane 
(Parker) Armson. Married Sept 
1894 to Anna R Krenz. Educated in 
the common and high schools Thorn- 
ton Ont and Manitoba Univ Winni- 
peg. After engaging in real estate 
business in Manitoba for a short time 
moved to Stillwater and was bkpr for 
Isaac Staples 18 84-8 7; in charge of 
grain and milling business 1887-9 6; 
engaged in mercantile business under 
firm name of Welsh & Armson and 
then as J G Armson until 1900; in 
I'eal estate insurance and loans 1900 
to date. Sec and member board of 
managers Wash County Bldg and Loan 
Assn. Mayor Stillwater 189 8 to date. 
Surveyor-gen logs and lumber 1905 
to date. Pres Commercial Club 4 
years; sec of same 2 years; execu- 
tive officer of Minn Tax League and 
Minn Municipal and Commercial 
League; chairman Charter Commit- 
tee; delegate to Nat Dem Convention 
St Louis 1904. Has been instru- 
mental in securing many new in- 
dustrial interests for Stillwater. 
Member B P O E, Knights of Phythias, 
M W A, Royal Arcanum. A O U W 
and M B O A. 

ARMSTRONG 1)1 Witt C, Albert 
Lea. Banker. Born Nov 25, 1868 
in Milan O, son of D C and Frances 
M Armstrong. Married in 1892 to 
Anna E Hibbs. Educated in public 
schools Erie Pa. Collector First Nat 
Bank Erie Pa 1881-83; engaged in 
grain business with his uncle Lieut 
Gov Armstrong Albert Lea Minn 
1883-91; engaged 1 year in closing 
u]) estate of his uncle who died 1891 ; 
one of organizers of Albert Lea Mill- 
ing Co, 1892 and was sec of same un- 
til 1902; cashr Albert Lea State Bank 
1902 to date. Treas Peoples B & L 
Assn and of Albert Lea College for 
Women. Member Commercial Club 



Municipal and Commercial League of 
Minn; ex-alderman and member 
Board of Park Commissioners. 

ARxMSTROXG George W, Minneap 
olis. Res 2722 N Emerson av, office 
710 Temple Court. Lawyer. Born 
Aug 9, 18 73 in Dodge County Minn, 
son of Fred N and Lucy M (Mills) 
Armstrong. Graduated U of M, M L 
189 8. Has practiced law in Minne- 
apolis 189 9 to date. Member of state 
legislature 3 terms. Served as pri- 
vate in 13th Inf during Philippine 
War. Member of Masonic bodies; 
Elks, Commercial Club Minneapolis. 

ARMSTRONG James D, St Paul. 
Res 50 6 Grand av, office G N R R 
bldg. Lawyer. Born April 8, 18 66 
in St Paul, son of George W and Jane 
C (Coleman) Armstrong. Educated 
in the public schools of St Paul; 
graduated from high school 1885; 
attended U of M 18 months; gradu- 
ated from law dept Univ of Mich 
1889. Practiced law in St Paul 
1889 to date; asst gen sol St Paul 
& Duluth R Co 1890-95; member 
Hadley & Armstrong gen sols St 
Paul & Duluth R Co, attys Union 
Depot Co, gen ])ractitioners 1895- 
1900; member Armstrong & Begg 
lawyers 1902-1903; asst gen sol G 
N Ry 1907. Member Charter Com- 
mission St Paul. Instructor St Paul 
College of Law. Member Minn and 
Town and Country Clubs St Paul. 

ARMSTRONG John Alexander, 

Winnebago. Real estate and loans. 
Born May 2 5, 183 4 in Argyle, Wash- 
ington county N Y, son of Archibald 
and Nancy (Donaldson) Armstrong. 
Twice married: Aug 3 0, 18 59 to Car- 
oline A Carl; Dec 30, 1875 to Miss 
F A Miner. Educated in dist schools 
and Argyle Academy. Engaged in 
mercantile business until 1857; mov- 
ed to Owatonna Minn and engaaed 
in drug and grocery business 1857- 
58; returned to N Y for 2 years then 
to Owatonna 1861 remaining in busi- 
ness for 10 years; established hard- 
ware business and bank in Winne- 
bago 18 70; sold hardware business 
and later in 1898 retired from bank 
to engage in present business of real 
estate and lonns. Member Minn 
Legislature 1901-190 2. 



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ARMSTRONG John Milton, St Paul. 
Res The Angus, office Lowry bldg. 
Physician (R). Born April 10, 1875 
in St Paul Minn, son of George W and 
Jane Caroline (Coleman) Armstrong. 
Attended elementary and high schools 
in St Paul; U of M academic dept; 
graduated 1901 from College of Medi- 
cine and Surgery U of M. Has been 
in active practice in St Paul 19 01 
to date. Member of staff City and 
Countv Hospital St Paul; instruc- 
tor College of Medicine and Surgery 
U of M. Member Ramsey County 
Medical Society; Minn State Medical 
Soc; Chi Psi and Nu Sigma Nu col- 
lege fraternities. 

ARMSTRONG Joseph Roawan, St 

Paul. Res 381 Bates av, office 815 
Germania Life bldg. Real estate and 
farm lands. Born Sept 10, 18 59 near 
Burrits Rapids Ont, son of Robt L 
and Elizabeth (Roawan) Armstrong. 
Married Feb 1, 1904 to Mary Niena- 
ber. Educated in the common schools 
of Burrits Rapids Ont. Worked on 
farm until 1886; came to Minn and 
engaged in creamery business at How- 
ard Lake for himself until 1888; 
trr.veling representative for Cornish, 
Curtis & Green of St Paul creamery 
supplies 1888-9 8; real estate and 
farm lands 1898 to date; partner 
Brainerd Creamery Co Brainerd Minn. 
Member Knights of Phythias and A 
O U W. 

ARNOLD John R, Duluth. Res 
4331 McCullough st, office 314-317, 
Burrows bldg. Lawyer. Born May 
22, 1866 in Stanley, York county N B, 
son of Allen A and Martha (McAIoon) 
Arnold. Married Sept 8, 1898 to 
Mette L Jones. Educated in public 
schools Eau Claire Wis; high school 
Merrill Wis; and U of M. First 
engaged as police court clerk and mu- 
nicipal court clerk Superior; admitted 
to bar and practiced in Duluth 1888; 
in Superior 1889-1903; asst dist atty 
Superior 18 96-9 7; now engaged in 
practice in Duluth. 

ARNOLD Lutlier Rishop, Duluth. 
Res 218 15th av E, office 512 Wolvin 
bldg. Born Nov 9. 1868 at South 
Hadley Mass, son of Luther Hart and 
Harriet B (Bishop) Arnold. Married 
June 2 7, 1906 to Maud McVeety. Ed- 
ucated in the public schools of Bos- 



ton. In service of C P I & P Ry 
in eng corps in Kan, Colo and Okla 
1887-89; M & St L Ry eng corps 
1890; same year transferred to Land 
dept; sec and dir W M & P Ry 1890; 
in charge of Land dept W M & P 
1892; in charge of D & I R R Land 
dept 189 9. Dir N A Tel Co; sec and 
dir Wis, Minn & Pac Ry Co; sec treas 
and dir Aitkin P^arm Co. Member 
Minn and Town and Country clubs St 
Paul; member Kitchi Gammi and 
Northland Golf Club Duluth. 

ARZT Charles Phillip, St Paul. Res 
221 Pennsylvania av, office 4 74 Wa- 
basha St. Physician (R). Born April 
11, 1870 in Germany, son of Phillip 
and Anna (Bauer) Arzt. Educated 
in iniblic schools and graduated from 
St Paul High School 18 83; graduated 
from U of M medical dept 1895. Has 
been engaged in practice of his pro- 
fession in St Paul 189 6 to date. 
Member Minn State and Ramsey 
County Medical societies and Lincoln 
Rep Club. Asst citv phvsician 1889- 
90. 

ASLAKSON IVter S, Cannon Falls. 
Lawyer. Born June 3, 1852 in Up- 
per Telemarken Norway, son of Sven 
A Odegaarden and Lizzie P ( Voltvedt) 
Aslakson. Married May 7, 1879 to 
Mary Christine TTHevig. Educated at 
Carleton College Northfield Minn; 
business college Keokuk la; Pierce's 
Normal Inst and graduated from Iowa 
State Univ law dept 1878. Taught 
school 1879-80; bkpr Zumbro- 
ta 1881-82; taught school 1883-85; 
began law practice Cannon Falls 
June 1, 1886; city clerk 1892-93; city 
atty 189 4-96 and 1903; see Board of 
Education 1892 to date. Chairman 
Rep Cong Committee 3d Dist 1896- 
1902; member A O U W and M W A. 

ATC^HISON George, Mankato. Res 
224 Pleasant st, office 22 8 S Front 
St. Omnibus line. Born Jan 1, 18 59 
in Larne Ireland, son of John and El- 
len (Clendenning) Atchison. Received 
his education in the common schools 
of Ireland. Came to the U S in 1881 
and entered employ of-railroad contrs 
in Lisbon N D until 1884. Moved to 
Britton S D and established sale and 
livery barns. Elected sheriff Marshall 
county S D served 4 vears. Moved to 
Northfield Minn 1887 and then to 



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Maukato; conducts Mankato Omni- 
bus and Transfer lines; built Man- 
kato Fair Grounds and exploited same 
189 5. First organized Minn State 
Fair short ship circuit constituting 7 
towns in southern Minn 1905-1906. 
Deputy sheriff 8 years; served as 
member and v-pres city council. 
Prominently identified with all pro- 
gressive movements in Mankato. 

ATHEKTOX Irving; Eugene, St 

Paul. Res 115 Summit av, office 33 3 
Jackson st. Express agent. Born Jan- 
uary 2 2, 18 48 at South Hadley Mass, 
son of Cornelius and Josephine 
(Treat) Atherton. Married July 2 6, 
1887 to INIary R Leonard. Graduated 
from Janesville Wis High School and 
Milton College. Connected with the 
American Exp Co as messenger route 
agent and agent at St Paul 1876-94; 
with Great Northern Exp Co as asst 
supt and agent at St Paul 1894 to 
date. Pioneer in the business from 
days of stage coach and steam boat 
travel through all developments and 
changes to the present. Member Ma- 
sonic fraternity. 

ATKINSON Claude M, Hibbing. 
Res 311 Lincoln st, office 108 3d av. 
Publisher. Born Nov 14, 1862 in Ap- 
pleton Wis, son of James F and Anna 
(Waterbury) Atkinson. Married Nov 
24, 1886 to Ida M Lott. Attended 
common schools of Appleton Wis and 
learned printing trade in Escanaba 
Mich. Remained in Escanaba until 
1879. Moved to Florence W"is and 
was engaged as printer in newspaper 
office. Moved to Crystal Falls Wis 
1897 and established "Diamond 
Drill;" continued this publication un- 
til 1894; then went West and was 
employed on various newspapers. 
Finnally located in Hibbing and 
bought the ]\Iissabe Ore a weekly 
paper. Appointed postmaster Hib- 
bing 1906; term expires 1910. Mem- 
ber library board. 

AT WOOD Clarence L, St Cloud. 
Banker. Born Aug 11, 1859 in Buffa- 
lo, Heart Grove 111, son of Edwin H 
and Augusta (Allen) Atwood. 
:\Iarried Sept 15, 1859 to Mary E 
Crandal. Educated in common, nor- 
mal and high schools St Cloud. Taught 
school 1880-86; in mortgage and loan 
business St Cloud 1887-1903; in 1903 



organized Security State Bank and has 
been pres ever since. Treas and dir 
St Cloud Bldg Assn. Member city 
council 14 years; Masonic fraternity 
and B P O E. 

ATAVOOD George Henry, Stillwa- 
ter. Res 320 Pine st, office 1412 N 
Main st. Lumber. Born Nov 5, 1861 
in Waterville Me, son of Judsou and 
Loana Atwood. Married Dec 21, 1882 
to Julia Patchin. Educated in tue 
common and high schools Water- 
ville Me and Bowdoin (Me) College. 
First engaged in the employ of Cut- 
ler & Savidge Lumber Co Grand Hav- 
en Mich 1878; cashr of same 1880- 
82. Manager Mille Lac Lumber Co 
Anoka Minn 1882-83. Moved to Still- 
water and was in charge of the office 
of Hersey, Bean & Brown until reor- 
ganization in 1886 when he was 
made sec and treas Hersey & Bean 
Lumber Co occupying same office un- 
til 1891. Engaged in business for 
self under firm name of Geo H At- 
wood 1891-1905. Organized At- 
wood Lumber Co with F Weyerhaeus- 
er and William Sauntry 1894. Pur- 
chased Staples Atlee Saw Mill Co 
1901 which he conducts under firm 
name of Geo H Atwood. Sec and gen 
ningr Atwood Lumber Co; v pres C J 
Hartin Coal Co St Paul; dir First 
Xat Bank Stillwater; v pres McClure 
Coal Co N Dak; pres and treas At- 
wood & Jones Mnfg Co Stillwater; 
V pres and dir Illinois Natural Gas 
& Oil Co Peoria; Ohio Natural 
Gas & Oil Co Chicago; largely inter- 
ested with Samuel McClure in ow- 
nership of Vancouver Island timbei' 
and with F Weyerhaeuser in Wis land 
and timber. Member Minn Club St 
Paul; Kitchi Gammi Club Duluth; 
Union League Chicago; Masonic frat- 
ernity, B P O E and I O O F. 

AUSTIN Charles 1), Minneapolis. 
Res 3245 3d av S, office 616-617 N Y 
Life bldg. Lawyer. Born April 2 6, 
18 56 at Belgrade, Kennebec county 
Me, son of David and Betsey Austin. 
Married Jan 25, 1888 to Adelaide J 
Van Vleck. Educated in the common 
and high schools and at Wesleyan 
College. Practiced law at Lisbon N 
D 1882-93; in Minneapolis 1893 to 
date; partner of Judge Bailey until 
death of latter; of Judge Pierce sev- 
eral years; alone since. 



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AUSTIN Henry Herman, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 506 E 14th st, office 317 
And'rus bldg. Investments. Born 
July 25, 1869 in Fond du Lac Wis, 
son of Henry S and Mary Ann ( John- 
ston) Austin. Married 190 4 to Mar- 
ion Thompson. Attended country 
schools in Nobles county Minn; grad- 
ed school Worthington Minn; studied 
pharmacy and passed Board of Phar- 
macy (Mich) 1891; graduated in 
salesmanship Sheldon School Chicago 
1903; worked in saw mill in lumber 
woods; bridge builder on St Paul & 
Duluth Ry until 1890; in drug busi- 
ness Carsonville Mich 189 4-9 7; trav- 
eling salesman for F F Ingram Co 
Detroit Mich 189 7-1905; in business 
in IMinneapolis for self, real estate and 
commercial investments. Sec Munici- 
pal Ownership Leagee Minneapolis; 
V pres Moore Live Stbck Co; member 
Masonic order. Knights of the Macca- 
bees; pres of the Y M C A, 

AUSTIN Joseph E, Chisholm. 
Lawyer. Born Nov 18, 187 6 in Good 
Thunder Minn, son of Orville H and 
Lorette B (Earl) Austin. Educated 
in graded school Good Thunder; grad- 
uated from high school Mankato 
Minn 1896 and from College of Law 
U of M 1903. Began practice of law 
at Gary S D 1903; removed to Chis- 
holm same year and entered into 
partnership with Hon Edward Free- 
man continuing same until 1906; en- 
tered into partnership with H H Aus- 
tin which continues to date. Mem- 
ber Minn House of Representatives. 

AUYER Cyrus 1), Little Falls. 
Publisher. Born March 16, 1843 in 
Memjihis N Y, son of Solomon and 
Christina (Redmond) Auyer. Married 
May 16. 1877 to Frances A Allen. 
Educated in common schools. First 
served as apprentice in office of Fort 
Dodge (la) Sentinel and was em- 
ployed there as compositor 1856-62; 
enlisted in Co "I" 32d Iowa Inf and 
served in Civil War until 1865; es- 
tablished Parkersburg (la) Eclipse 
1872; sold out 1874 and established 
Webster City (la) Argus, conducting 
same until 1877; founded Manson (la) 
Press 1877; published Fort Dodge (la) 
Tribune 1878; published Dayton (la) 
Review 1879; Webster City (la) Ad- 
vertiser 1881; moved to Little Falls 
and became interested in Liltle Falls 



Sun 1882-86; established Morrison 
County Democrat 1886 and continues 
to publish same. Member Minnesota 
Editorial Assn; Commercial Club; 
Masonic fraternity and I O O F. 

AYEKS Fred H, Minneapolis. Res 
4 420 Thomas av S, office 5 60 Temple 
Court. Lawyer. Born Nov 20, 1869 
in Osceola Wis, son of Seth and Jane 
V (Creech) Ayers. Educated in 
common and high schools Osceola; 
La Crosse Wis Business College; grad- 
uating from U of M law dept LL B 
1893. Practiced law in Minneapolis 
1893 to date; member firm of Ayers 
& McDonald. 

B 

BABCOCK Charles H, Wayzata. 
Office gen offices Great Northern Ry 
St Paul. Railroad official. Born Sept 
21, 1862 in Minneapolis, son of Luci- 
us A and Ellen M (Sully) Babcock. 
Married Florence L Holdridge Sept 
2 5, 18 89. Attended common and 
high schools in Minneapolis; worked 
on farms in vacations. Studied law 
in the office of Judge Isaac Atwater 
of Minneapolis; admitted to practice 
1885; practiced law alone in Minne- 
apolis 1885-93; member of Babcock 
& Garrigues law firm 1893; land 
comnr Great Northern Ry 1893 to 
date. 

BABCOCK Charles W, Kasota. 
Quarry owner and banker. Born 
July 12, 1856 in Kasota Minn, son 
of Joseph W^ and Mary E (Moulton) 
Babcock. Married March 23. 1883 to 
Marion Stark of Mankato Minn. Ed- 
ucated in common schools Kasota 
Minn and business college La Crosse 
Wis. First engaged in telegraphy 
and station work until 1881; in ex- 
press office 18 82; now head of C W 
Babcock & Co est 1883, quarries and 
stone saw mill. V pres Nicollet 
County Bank St Peter; pres First 
State Bank Kasota; dir Mankato State 
Bank Mankato. Member Kasota 
School Board 20 years. Member B P 
O E and K of P. 

BABCOCK Henry (randal, S St 

Paul. Res Coates Hotel, offi'^'e same. 
Dentist. Born Aug 24. 1866, son of 
Dr Benjamin Franklin and Amelia 
Cornelia (Van Vleck) Babcock. Mar- 
ried Aug 24, 1887 to Eva M Squires. 



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Attended Afton public school; grad- 
uated from St Croix Valley Academy ; 
from the dental dept U of M 189 5. 
Apprenticed to carpenter 1S81-S4; 
foreman Malcomb McKay 1884-88; 
contracting- and bldg 18 88-92. Char- 
ter member Delta Sigma Delta col- 
lege fraternity; I O O F. 

BABCOCK 31ilaii Ellsworth, Man- 
kato. Res 211 Fulton st, office 
suite 4 Nat Citizens Bank bldg. 
Real estate and mortgage loans. Boi'u 
June 4, 1864 in Beaver Dam Wis, son 
of Chauncey S and Fidelia (Tyler) 
Babcock. Educated in the public 
schools Mason City la 18 70-81; high 
school Osage la 1881-84. After sev- 
eral years as clerk in general mer- 
chandise stores in Osage la he moved 
to St Paul in 18 89 where he was em- 
ployed as salesman for Potter Lucas 
& Co 18 89-9 2 and as traveling sales- 
man for Price & Robbins and Wright, 
Barrett & Stilwell Co St Paul 1892- 
99. Moved to Mankato 189 9 and has 
been engaged in the real estate and 
fire insurance business to date. Mem- 
ber Knights of Phythias, Modern 
Woodmen of America and U C T. 

BACKUS Edward AV, Minneapolis. 
Res 7 5 Oak Grove st, office 602 And- 
rusbldg. Lumberman, manufacturer 
and merchant. Born Dec 1, 1860 at 
Jamestown X Y. Attended public 
schools at Red Wing and Feather- 
stone Minn; U of M 1878-82. Entered 
employ of Lee & McCulloch lumber- 
men Minneapolis 1882; obtained 
working interest in the business 
1883; member Lee & Backus success- 
ors to Lee & McCulloch 1884-8 6; E 
W Backus & Co 1886-94; E W Back- 
us Lumber Co 1894-1900; Backus- 
Brooks Co 1900 to date. Pres Back- 
us-Brooks Co; Koochiching Co lands; 
First Nat Bank of International Falls 
Minn; Rainy River Improvement Co; 
Columbia Gold Mining Co; Keewatin 
Lumber Co; dir Rainy River Lumber 
Co; Northwestern Nat Bank Minne- 
apolis; Minn & International Ry Co 
and other similar organizations. Mem- 
ber Minneapolis, Minikahda and La- 
fayette clubs Minneapolis. Was a 
Roosevelt presidential elector in 1904. 

BACKUS George Joseph, Minnea- 
polis. Res 610 13th av S, office 226 
Lumber Exchange. Lumber and 



cooperage stock. Born Feb 23, 18.58 
at Jamestown N Y, son of Abel and 
Anna (Anderson) Backus. Married 
Feb 14, 189 4 to Catherine R Fallis. 
Attended public schools at Red Wing 
and Featherstone Minn; graduated 
from U of M, B S 1882. With Gull 
River Lumber Co 1883-84; with Lee 
& Backus lumber 1884-86; in fuel 
business 188 7-89; in charge of sales 
dept E W Backus Lumber Co 1890- 
96; wholesale lumber trade 189 7- 
1904; organized Backus- Judd Lumber 
& Cooperage Co also Dumas-Backus 
Lumber Co 1904; i)res of former; 
sec and treas of latter. Member Com- 
mercial Club Minneapolis. 

BACON Ernest, Minneapolis. Res 
700 15th av S E, office 306 Globe 
bldg. Lands, loans and banking. 
Born Aug 13, 1851 in Princeton 111, 
son of Amos N and Julia A (Harris) 
Bacon. Married March 12, 18 79 to 
Julia S Kellogg. Educated in public 
and high schools Princeton 111 and 
Univ of III. Taught school Belleville 
and Princeton 111 1875-77; farming 
187 7-83; moved to Burt la 1883; en- 
gaged in banking and loans; moved 
to Mankato Minn 1898; to Minneapo- 
lis 1903; V pres A D Clark & Co St 
Paul to 1903; member Bacon-Filklns 
Land Co; pres First Nat Bank New 
Salem N D. 

BACON Kiio.\, St Paul. Res 1118 
Summit av, office Lowry bldg. Sur- 
geon. Born Oct 1, 1864 in Niles 
Mich, son of Cyrus Jr and Arabel- 
la (Knox) Bacon. Married May 18, 
189 7 to Minerva Emmerson. Attend- 
ed Niles aiich High School; graduated 
from medical dept U of M 189 4. 
Practiced in St Paul 1894 to date. 
Gen surgeon to C St P M & O Ry 
189 7-1901; visiting physician to 
Home for the Friendless; Protestant 
Orphan Asylum; member surgical 
staff St Luke's Hospital St Paul. 
Member Ramsey County and Minn 
State Medical societies. 

BACON Lyle Cholwell, St Paul. Res 
73 7 Fairmount av, office Lowry bldg. 
Physician. Born Feb 26, 1866 in 
Niles Mich, son of Cyrus Jr and Ara- 
bella (Knox) Bacon. Married June 
1891 to Alice Kay of Niles Mich. 
Graduated from Niles (Mich) High 
School and removed to St Paul in the 



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early eighties. Connected with the 
Pioneer Press for a time and then re- 
sumed his studies at Univ of Mich. 
Began practice of medicine in St Paul 
in 189 0. Member of American Minn 
State and Ramsey County Medical 
societies and Minn Academy of Medi- 
cine. 

BAGLEY Alfred M, Bemidji. Man- 
facturer. Born April 28, 1874 in Ar- 
gyle Minn, son of Sumner C and 
Lydia Fernald. Married July 1896 
to Flora E Vinal. Educated in public 
schools of Maine. Moved to Polk 
county Minn 1890; in lumber business 
1890-97: livery business 1897-1906; 
sold out and is now pres Bemidji Han- 
dle Co, mnfrs wooden handles estab- 
lished 1905. 

BAGLEY Fred W, St Paul. Res 
7 57 Fairmount av, office 618 Endicott 
bldg. Manufacturers' agent. Born 
Mar 27, 1863 in Rock County Wia, 
son of Shepard and Louisa (Cash) 
Bagley. Married in 1889 to Sara S 
Parker. Educated in public and high 
schools Mason City la 1869-81. En- 
gaged as clerk in grocery business 
Mason City 1881-84; bkpr for War- 
basse & Lee Mason Ctty 1884-86; 
northwestern rep Nat Enam & Stamp 
Co St Paul 1886 to date. 

BAGLEY Sydney W, Thief River 
Falls. Publisher. Born April 25, 
1876 in State Center la, son of James 
H and Harriet (Easton) Bagley. 
Married June 29, 1904 to Janette Wil- 
son. Graduated from high school 
State Center Iowa and U of M. Has 
been continuously engaged in publish- 
ing the Thief River Falls Press since 
graduation. Served in 13th Minn Vol 
Inf 1897-99; member Minnesota Edi- 
torial Assn and Masonic fraternity. 

BAHE Edward J, Hancock. Edit- 
or. Born May 8, 1870 in Faribault 
Minn, son of Conrad and Mary (Thur- 
nau) Bahe. Married Feb 6, 1899 to 
Mabelle V Thayer. Educated in gra- 
ded and high schools Faribault. 
Learned printing trade in office of 
Faribault Republican 1885-90; of firm 
of Wright& Bahepublishersof Spring- 
field (Minn) Advance 1891-93; fore- 
man Albert Lea Evening Tribune 
1898-99; established Hancock (Minn) 



Record 189 9 and has published same 
to date. Sec Hancock Realty Co; 
Judge of probate Stevens county 
1903-1907. 

BAILEY Charles M, Minneapolis. 
Res 701 7th st S E, office 807 Pills- 
bury bldg. Dentist. Born Dec 6, 1843 
at Portland Me, son of Lebbenns and 
Marrietta M (Clapp) Bailey. Married 
1876 to Laura Longfellow of Machias 
Me. Attended the public schools in 
Portland Me until 185 6 when entered 
law office of Deblois & Jackson as 
boy of all work. Studied dentistry 
in office of Dr G A Grant Calais Me 
18 62-65; associated in practice 
with Dr Amos Wilder of Calais 
1865-67; practiced alone at Machias 
Me 1867-74; in fall of 1879 entered 
Harvard Dental School and was grad- 
uated in June 1871; has practiced in 
Minneapolis 1874 to date. Filled 
chair of Dental Materia Medica Minn 
Hospital College 1886-88; chair of 
Prosthetic Dentistry and Orthodont- 
ria dental dept U of M 1888-95; pro- 
fessor Dental Materia Medica 1888- 
89; since 189 5 in active practice. 

BAILEY Clark E, Winona. Res 
365 W 5th, office 56 E 3d. Merchant. 
Born May 4, 185 6 in Antwerp N Y, 
son of Luther H and Catherine 
(Evans) Bailey. Married in 1886 to 
Lucretia M Prentiss. Educated in 
public schools and Ives Seminary N 
Y. First engaged as clerk in Antwerp 
N Y 1873-80; moved to Winona and 
was employed as dry goods clerk 
18 80-1900; established firm of Bailey 
& Bailey dry goods 19 00 which con- 
tinues to date. Dir First Nat Bank. 
Member Arlington and Business 
Men's clubs and Board of Trade. 

BAILEY Everett H, St Paul. Res 
45 9 Holly av, office 4th and Jackson 
sts. Banker. Born in Jamestown N 
J, son of Francis P and Caroline 
(Pier) Bailey. Attended the Erie 
Academy Erie Pa 1862-66 and An- 
tioch College Yellow Springs O 1867- 
70; after leaving college he entered 
the ofl^ce of Clark & Goodwin Erie 
Pa as clerk but moved to St Paul the 
following year to accept a temporary 
position as clerk in the First Nat 
Bank of St Paul; later assisting in the 
organization of the Second Nat Bank 



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of Winona of which he was after- 
wards cashr. Returned to St Paul in 
April 18 73 as receiving teller of the 
First Nat Bank; then paying teller; 
cashr 18 80; and v pres 1897; 
has been pres and dir of the North- 
western Trust Co since its organiza- 
tion in 1903. Is a member of the 
Minn Historical Society, Minn and 
Commercial clubs and the Society of 
Colonial Wars. 

BxlILEY Howard Dale, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 722 East 17th st, office 615 
Andrus bldg. Lawyer. Born May 5, 
1876 at Menominee Wis, son of Will- 
is and Rubena (Weston) Bailey. 
Married Sept 3 0, 19 03 to Florence L 
Burleson of S Shaftsbury Vt. Grad- 
uated from Menominee Wis High 
School and Stout Manual Training 
School 1894. Read law at River Falls 
and Hudson Wis 1895-9 8; admitted 
to bar 1898; practiced law at Superior 
Wis in association with Solon L Per- 
rin 1898-19 05; in Minneapolis 1905 
to date. IMember Co H 3d Inf W N G 
1893-9 5. Member of Masonic frater- 
nity and Royal League. 

BAILEY AVilliani D, Duluth. Res 
1007 E 2d, office 50 Lonsdale. Lavv- 
yer. Born April 3, 1868 in Grinnell 
la, son of James F and Cornelia 
(Doolittle) Bailey. Married .Tune 12; 
1901 to Ora Goodby. Educated in the 
public and high schools of Grinnell 
la; Gridley College A B 1891; Yale 
Law School LL B 1893. Engaged in 
the practice of law in Duluth 1894; 
member of Washburn, Lewis & Bailey 
189 6-19 00; Washburn & Bailey 
1900-1904; Washburn, Bailey & Mit- 
chell 1904 to date. Member of Kitchi 
Gammi, Commercial, Boat and Yacht 
clubs Duluth. 

BAKEK Axel Conrad, Fergus 
Falls. Physician (R). Born Sept 
2 7, 187 5 in Rochester Minn, son of 
O O and Lena Baker. Married Aug 
11, 19 04 to Katharyn Hodgson. Re- 
ceived his education in high school 
Watertown S D; graduated from U 
of M, B S 1897; Northwestern Univ 
Medical School M D 19 01; Wesley 
Hospital 1903. Engaged in practice 
of his profession in Fergus Falls 1903 
to date. Member of Couti'v, State 
and American Medical assns. 



BAKEK (ieor^e, Hallock. Judge of 
probate. Born Dec 3, 1861 in Visby 
Sweden, son of George Anton and 
Hanna Caroline (Nordahl) Baker. 
Married Dec 4, 1894 to Mary Wiberg. 
Educated in high school Visby Swed- 
en. First postmaster in Visby Kitt- 
son county Minn. Served for many 
years as deputy sheriff and deputy 
clerk Kittson county. Elected Judge 
of probate 1904 and re-elected 1906. 
Member I O G T, Yeomen, A O U W 
and I O O F. 

BAKKE Dyre B, Thief River Falls. 
Banker. Born Dec 6, 1854 in Nor- 
way, son of Bertel Larson and Eline 
(Dyresen) Bakke. Married Jan 2 7, 
1877 to Bredine Johanson. Received 
common and private school education. 
In 1881 emigrated to U S and located 
near Fergus Falls, Otter Tail county 
and engaged in farming in summer 
and teaching in winter 1881-83; lo- 
cated in Marshall county 18 83-87; in 
gen merchandise business Newfolden 
188 7-1901; moved to Thief River 
Flails and engaged in real estate busi- 
ness until 1903 when with T L Mel- 
gard organized Citizens State Bank of 
which he was pres until 19 06; sold 
his interest and organized Peoples 
State Bank and is now pres of same. 
Has served as county commissioner 
Marshall county; justice of peace; 
town and school elk for 10 years; 
postmaster Newfolden 5 years; alder- 
man 2 years and mayor 1 term. Mem- 
ber American and Minn Bankers 
fissns; Commercial Club and Masonic 
fraternity. 

BALCOME Frank E, St Paul. 
Res 9 02 CromM'ell av, office corner 
Raymond and Hampden avs. Physi- 
cian. Born May 1, 18 72 at Delano 
Minn, son of Edwin and Sarah (Bry- 
an) Balcome. Married Oct 3, 1900 
to Anna M Lutz. Attended Howard 
Lake Minn High School; Macalaster 
College St Paul, graduating in 1895; 
medical dept U of M; graduated M D 
from Eclectic Medical Institute Cin- 
cinnati O 1899. Member Cannon & 
Balcome physicians St Paul 1899 to 
date. 

BALDEKSON John Goodwin, St 

Paul. Res 13 85 Ashland av, office 
187 W 4th St. General contr. Born 
Feb 13, 1871 in Lincolnshire Eng. 



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Lifth' ^SK-etches of Big Folks. 



son of George and Ann Elizabeth 
(Goodwin) Balderson. Married Dec 
31, 1892 to Lizzie Gilbert. Educated 
in the common schools of Canada. 
First engaged with father on farm 
1891-9 5 since whicli time he has been 
in the contracting business for self; 
first in Zumbrota; moved to St Paul 
1900. Served 3 years in Battery "A" 
N D N G. Ex-pres, v pres and treas of 
Modern Brotherhood of America. 

BALDWIN Benjamin C, St Paul. 
Res 681 Holly av, office Surveyor 
Gen office. Public official. Born 
Sept 7, 1821 at Durham N Y, son of 
Dennis and Temperance (Chapman) 
Baldwin. Married 1839 to Ann C 
Atkinson. On farm until 1848; sur- 
veying at Honesdale Pa until 1855; 
came to Minn 1855; member Baldwin 
& Averill grain and merchandise 
1859-60; St Paul Minn 1874; sur- 
veying government lands 187 4-7 6; 
chief clerk U S Surveyor Gen Minn 
187 8 to date. 

BALDWIN Charles, Faribault. Ho- 
tel proprietor. Born Feb 14, 1848 in 
Bethel Conn, son of Hart B and Re- 
becca (Barnum) Baldwin. Educated 
in public schools Bethel Conn and 
Hamline Univ Red Wing. Farmer 
1865-68; drug business Red Wing 
1868-73; hotel business in Livingston 
Mont and Graceville Minn; moved to 
Faribault Minn 1901 and has since 
conducted Brunswick Hotel. Member 
Commercial Club, Masonic fraternity 
and Shrine. 

BALDWIN J H, Frazee. Lawyer. 
Born April 4, 1851 in Jonesboro Ind, 
son of Lindsey and Mary A (Harvey) 
Baldwin. Married .Jan 16, 187 7 to 
Estella Wheeler. Educated in Spice- 
land (Ind) Academy. Admitted to 
bar and practiced law in Indiana 
187 6-82; in St Lawrence S D 1882- 
1900; moved to Frazee 1900 and has 
been engaged in practice to date. 
Engineer of irrigation in S D 1891-93 
and 189 5-9 7. Member Masonic fra- 
ternity, I O O F and K of P. 

BALDY Peter, St Paul. Res 502 
Portland av, office 405 Bradley bldg. 
Insurance. Born April 2 0, 183 at 
Danville Pa, son of Peter and Sarah 
(Hurley) Baldy. Married June 7, 
1853 Ann E Kirckpatrick. Educated 



at Danville Pa Academy and by pri- 
vate instruction. Merchant at Dan- 
ville Pa 1852-84; state agent Penn- 
sylvania Mutual Life Insurance Co at 
St Paul 18 84-92; dist agent Nat Life 
Insurance Co of Vermont at St Paul 
1892 to date. Pres Co-operative Iron 
& Steel Co at Danville Pa several 
years. Served in Civil War 3 days 
on emergency call during Confederate 
raid of Pennsylvania. 

BALENTINE Edward, Brecken- 
ridge. Lawyer. Born Feb 11, 184 7 
in Waterville Me, son of William and 
Olive (Law) Balentine. Married Aug 
3, 1874 to Emma Parker. Attended 
country school and Waterville (Me) 
Academy. Taught school until 1871. 
Principal village schools Albion 111 
1872; principal Brownsville (Me) 
State High School 18 73-75; organized 
and conducted Albion (111) High 
School 1875-79; studied law in Albion 
and admitted to bar Breckenridge 
Minn 1888; engaged in farming at 
Campbell Minn until 1896; began 
practice of law Breckenridge 1896 
and elected county attorney same 
year; served 2 terms; associated in 
practice with A B Mathews 1901-03; 
re-elected county atty 1904 and 1906. 
Elected to State Immigration Board 
1894. Member Masonic fraternity 
and K of P. 

BALL Charles K, St Paul. Res 74 7 

Burr st, office 5 83 Endicott bldg. 
Physician. Born Oct 3 1 , 1 8 6 7 at Bry- 
an O, son of Joseph and Hannah Ball. 
Married June 30, 1897 to Frank S 
Snodgrass. Graduated from Wesleyan 
U Delaware O, B A 1891; U of M, M D 
1894; post graduate courses at Har- 
vard and Johns Hopkins Univs and 
the Univs of Vienna and Berlin. Prac- 
ticed medicine in St Paul 189 4 to 
date; specializing on nervous dis- 
eases 1904 to date. Member Ramsey 
County and Minn State Medical so- 
cieties; neurologist in St Joseph's and 
Bethesda hospitals St Paul; St Paul 
Free Dispensary; asst chair of ner- 
vous diseases of U of M. 

BALLARD Caswell A, Moorhead. 
Educator. Born June 10, 1867 in 
Zumbrota Minn, son of Joshua and 
Nancy (Eames) Ballard. Married 
July 14, 1898 to Ida Bell. Graduat- 
ed from Zumbrota Minn High School 



Little Skvtrhcs of Big Folks. 



lio 



1889; from U of M 1894. Instructor 
in science Fergus Falls High School 
1891-92; in botany in J of M school 
of pharmacy 1893-94; supt city 
schools Fergus Falls 189 4-9 9; in- 
structor in science in State Normal 
School Moorhead 189 9 to date. 
Member city council 1903 to date; N 
EA; AAAS; MEA; Seismological 
Society of America; Masonic frater- 
nity. 

BANGERTER Renedict Jr, Man- 
kato. Res 52 7 X Broad, office Court 
House. Public official. Born Jan 3 0, 
1860 in Brown county Minn, son of 
Benedict and Maria (Sahli) Banger- 
ter. Married Jan 2 9. 1887 to Anna K 
Roos. Educated in public schools of 
Mankato. Engaged as shoemkr 1875- 
79; bkpr 18 79-97; elected register of 
deeds 1897; term expires Jan 1, 1909. 
Dir First Nat Bank. Member Board 
of Education 189 0-91; B P O E and 
Commercial Club. 

BANKS Charles Thomas, St Paul. 
Res 655 Dayton av, office Chicago 
Great Western gen office. Railway 
official. Born Jan 7, 1863 in Mon- 
roe Wis, son of Thomas and Fran- 
ces (Usher) Banks. Married in 1886 
to Lillian A Broughton. Educated 
in the common schools of Broad- 
head Wis; high school at Albany 
Wis; grocery busines at Broadhead 
1883-84; brakeman C M & St P Ry 
1884-85; elk station agt, chief elk to 
division freight agent successively at 
various points on C M & St P sys- 
tem 1885-93; chief clerk G N Ry 
Chicago July 1893 to Oct 1, 1893; 
freight claim agent of Burlington 
Cedar Rapids and Northern at Cedar 
Rapids la Oct 1893 to July 1, 19 02; 
freight claim agent C R I & P at 
Chicago 1902-1903; freight claim 
agent C G W Ry 19 03 to date. 
Member Commercial Club, Transpor- 
tation Club St Paul and Iowa Ry 
Club. 

RANXON Festiis L, Hibbing. Law- 
yer. Born Jan 6, 18 73 in Providence 
R I, son of C E and Helen F (Duffey) 
Bannon. Married Jan 14, 1904 to 
Beatrice T Cunningham. Educated 
in common schools Providence and 
lona, Murray county Minn; graduated 
from law dept U of M, LL B 1901. 
Engaged as contracting freight agent 



M & St L R R Co at St Paul until 
1902; practiced law at Brainerd 
1902-1904; in Eveleth 1904-1906; 
moved to Hibbing and has been en- 
gaged in the practice of his profes- 
sion to date. Member M N G. 

RANNON George, St Paul. Res 
7 93 Osceola av, office Minnesota and 
7th sts. Merchant. Born June 2 7, 
1843 in Abbeyleise, Queens county Ire- 
land, son of Joseph and Ann 
(Fitzpatrick) Bannon. Raised on a 
farm in Ireland and educated in paro- 
chial schools. Wlien 16 years old 
was apprenticed for 4 years to a 
dry goods house. Engaged in busi- 
ness in this country 18 83 at Indian- 
apolis and was one of the pioneers 
in the five and ten cent store business. 
Established the firm of Bannon & Co 
dept store 1886. 

RARCLAY Joseph J, Minneapolis. 
Res 1783 Humboldt av S, office 246- 
250 3d as S. Automobiles. Born Nov 
21, 1859 in Prince George county Md, 
son of Thomas J and Elizabeth D 
(Jackson) Barclay. Married Sept 24, 
1884 to Alice Willard. Educated in 
public and private schools of Wash- 
ington D C. Shoe clerk in Washing- 
ton 1875-81; bank clerk N D 1882- 
85; real estate N D 1885-92; added 
machinery to this line 18 92-1902; 
automobile business under firm name 
of Barclay Auto Co 19 02 to date. 
Pres Minot (N D) Light and Tele- 
phone Co. 

RARCLAY Wilton L, St Paul. Res 
1780 Iglehart st, office 516 Nat Ger 
American Bank bldg. Land business. 
Born Feb 8, 1875 in Melrose Wis, son 
of David Barclay. Married Dec 23, 
189 9 to Edith M Kelsey. Attended 
public schools at Melrose Wis; High- 
land Park College Des Moines la. En- 
gaged in miller's trade 1889-9 6 and 
then embarked in the land business 
which he has continued to date. 

RARDWELL Wiiitield W, Minne- 
apolis. Res 3 625 Pleasant av, office 
310 Minn Loan & Trust bldg. Law- 
yer. Born July IS, 1867 in Excelsior, 
Hennepin county Minn, s.on of Wil- 
liam E and Arminta ( Hamblet") 
Bardwell. Graduated from the Excel- 
sior schools and academy and U of M 
degrees of LL B and L M. Began 



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the practice cf law immediately after 
his graduation and has been continu- 
ously engaged ever since. Previous 
to graduation was stenographer and 
clerk in law oiflce for 4 years. Is 
sec and dir of the Prince Construction 
Co. Member of the Minn State Legis- 
lature 19 03-19 05; chairman of Henne- 
pin Delegation 19 05. Member Com- 
mercial Club, Masonic fraternity. 
Royal Arcanum and Minneapolis 
Whist Club. 



BAKlvKR Henry Freeman, Cam- 
bridge. Lawyer, county atty. Born 
May 8, 185 in Naples Me, son of 
John and Catherine (Larrabee) Bar- 
ker. Married Nov 2 7, 18 79 to Mar- 
garet C Byers. Educated in common 
schools; North Bridgton Academy; 
Westbrook (Me) Seminary; gradu- 
ated from Albany N Y Law School 
A B 1875. Taught school; clerked 
in store and studied law 186 8-75; 
admitted to bar in Maine and com- 
menced practice 1875; moved to Minn 
1876; taught school one year; supt 
of schools Mille Lacs county 1877; 
commenced practice of law in Minn 
1877; moved to Cambridge 1878; 
elected county atty Isanti county 
1878; re-elected seven times since; 
treas of school dist of Cambridge 
Village 21 years; served in legislature 
4 years in House and 8 years in Sen- 
ate; pres of the Cambridge Milling 
Co and Cambridge Starch Co. Has 
served in council of Village of Cam- 
bridge several terms. IMember State 
and American Bar assns; Sons of 
American Revolution and I O O F. 



IJAllNES Isaac Albert, Minneapolis. 
Res 1414 Stevens av, office 816 N Y 
Life bldg. Lawyer. Born Sept 7, 
1852 in New Bedford Mass, son of 
Isaac and Emily (Weston) Barnes. 
Married Sept 7, 1886 to Lizzie L Wil- 
son. Educated in public schools and 
private school New Bedford; graduat- 
ed Albany Law School 1877. Ad- 
mitted to bar and practiced in New 
Bedford; moved to Boston and then 
to Minneapolis in 1882 where he has 
been engaged in practice since; also 
invested in real estate and platted 
a number of additions. Member Com- 
mercial Club. 



BARNES Joseph U, Minneapolis. 
Res 2312 Blaisdell av, office 100 
Oneida bldg. Banker. Born March 
8, 1858 near Geneseo 111, son of 
William L and Betsey B (Miller) 
Barnes. Educated in dist schools with 
the exception of 3 months in 
Geneseo 111 High School and 6 
months in Davenport la Commercial 
College. Reared on a farm; worked 
summers attending school in winter; 
when twenty years old entered coun- 
try bank at Stuart la; in Minneapolis 
banks 187 9-8 5; private bank at Alex- 
andria Minn 1885; incorporated as a 
state bank 1886; pres Minn Title, In- 
surance & Trust Co Minneapolis 1888 
to date; principal organizer and stock 
holder in First National Bank at El- 
bow Lake Minn; v pres Douglas 
County Bank Alexandria Minn. Mem- 
ber Minneapolis Real Estate Board, 
Commercial Club and Masonic frater- 
nity, Minnesota Bankers Assn and 
Citizens Staff GAR. 



BARNARD Robert Oliver, St Paul. 

Res 84 4 Marshall av, office 41 Metro- 
politan Opera House. Railroad man. 
Born In 1871 in St Paul, son of 
Charles Porter and Emma (Byxbee) 
Barnard. Married in 1894 to Lillian 
Belle Humphrey. Educated in the 
public schools of St Paul. Office boy 
in Minnesota & Northwestern R R 
office St Paul 1887; clerk to treas 
1888-94; paymaster Chicago Great 
Western (formerly Minn & N W) 
1894-1902; treas 1902 to date; treas 
several lines of railroad subsidiary to 
C G W Ry; dir Iowa Townsite Co. 
Member of Transportation Club St 
Paul. 



BARNES Nathan Miller, Minneapo- 
lis. Res Virginia Apartments, office 
Oneida bldg. Banker. Born in 186 6 
in Henry county 111, son of William 
L and Betsy Baker (Miller) Barnes. 
Married 1906 to Ella May Spencer. 
Educated in schools of Geneseo 111 
and Knox College Galesburg 111. En- 
gaged with Douglas County Bank 
Alexandria, and Minnesota Title, In- 
surance & Trust Co Minneapolis 
188 8-9 5; member of the firm of 
Barnes Bros investment bankers es- 
tablished 1895; dir Minnesota Title 
& Trust Co Minneapolis; First Nation- 
al Bank Elbow Lake Minn; v pres 



Little Sh-ctrJics of BUj Folkfi. 



First National Bank Cold Springs 
Minn. Member of Commercial and 
Automobile Clubs. 

BAKXETT Edward De Forest, St 

Paul. Res 13 74 Summit av. office 
100 Endicott Arcade. Investment se- 
curities. Born Sept 1, 18 51 in Ar- 
cade N Y, son of Joel anl Adelle C 
(McKay) Barnett. Married May 2 7, 
187 5 to Marietta Rogers. Educated 
in the public schools and academy at 
River Falls Wis. Left home when of 
age and engaged in banking business 
in Chippewa Falls Wis. Removed to 
St Paul 1892 and was cashr of Com- 
mercial Bank at time of re-organiza- 
tion in 1896; engaged in brokerage 
investment securities and timber 
lands business 19 01 to date. 

KAKXEY Fred E, Minneapolis. Res 
915 4th St S E, office 2 07 Central av. 
Real estate loans and Are insurance. 
Born Oct 10, 18 59 in Swanton Vt, 
son of Valentine G and Maria (Had- 
wen) Barney. Married Sept 17, 1885 
to Mary Case. Educated in the pub- 
lic schools at Swanton Vt, Minneapo- 
lis and Charles City la. Engaged as 
clerk in loan and abstract office 
Charles City la 18 78-81. Removed 
to Minneapolis 1881; was engaged 
with Commercial Bank for six years 
and resigned as assistant cashier; or- 
ganized the present firm of Fred E 
Barney real estate loans and fire 
insurance 1888; pres of the East 
Side State Bank organized 19 06; sec 
Merriman Barrows Co; dir St An- 
thony Improvement Co; county 
comnr 1901-1904; chairman of board 
of same 1903-1904; member of 
Minneapolis Commercial Club; dir 
and member of its Public Affairs 
Committee; St Anthony Commercial 
Club; dir Minneapolis Whist Club. 

BARRETT John W, St Paul. Res 
97 W Central av, office 516 National 
Ger Am Bank bldg. Lands. Born 
Aug 31, 1881 in Emerald Wis, son of 
Frank W and Catherine (Roach) Bar- 
rett. Educated in public schools and 
business college St Paul. From grad- 
uation was clerk in Security Trust 
Co until 19 02; chief elk for Western 
Land Co 1902-19 06; appointed sec 
when firm was incorporated 1906. 



BARROWS Frederick G, Fergus 
Falls. Banker. Born Oct 19, 18 59 in 
Faribault Minn, son of Avery T and 
Mary (Goodsell) Barrows. Married 
Sept 2, 1885 to .losephine Gilbert. Ed- 
ucated in public schools Northfield 
Minn; graduated from Carleton Col- 
lege B S 1883. Engaged for some 
years as land promoter; one of the or- 
ganizers of Minnesota Land and Colo- 
nization Co 1901; established North- 
west Land Co Winnipeg; conducting 
also the Red Deer Lumber Co of Bai-- 
rows, Saskatchewan Can of which he 
is V pres; and the Elks Lbr Co Fernie 
B C; propr Barrows Deposit and Loan 
Bank; pres First National Bank Hen- 
ning Minn; and Fergus Tel Co; v 
pres First National Bank Fergus 
Falls; Red River Milling Co; Ceres 
Elevator Co; N W Land Co. Member 
Minneapolis Club. 

BARROAVS Morton, St Paul. Res 
912 Lincoln av. office 810 Globe bldg. 
Lawyer. Born June 14,185 6 at Read- 
ing Mass, son of William and Eliza- 
beth A (Gate) Borrows. Married 
1885 to Ada Corinne Noble. Grad- 
uated from Reading Mass High 
School 1873; Phillips-Andover Acad- 
emy Mass 18 76; Harvard College A B 
1880; Brown University Law School 
LL B 1883. 

BARRY Roland L, St Paul. Res 
1076 Laurel av, office 8th and Cedar 
sts. Telephone mngr. Born May 5, 
1877 in Bangor Me, son of William 
P and Henrietta M (Dorman) Barry. 
Married June 19 02 to Gertrude C Col- 
ter. Educated in the elementary and 
high schools of Minneapolis. Was in 
emi)loy of Soo R R 4 years; chief elk 
N W Telephone Co 4 years; mngr 
Twin City (now Tri-State) Telephone 
Co 1901 to date. Member Commer- 
cial Club; Business League St Paul; 
American Institute Electrical Engin- 
eers New York. 

BARTEL3IE Ferdinand M, Minnea- 
polis. Res Swinford Flats, office 819 
Security Bank bldg. Lumber. Born 
Feb 2, 1882 in Chicago, son of Ferdi- 
nand E and Emma C (Tiedemaun) 
Bartelme. Educated in the public 
schools and Lewis Inst Chicago. Em- 
ployed in lumber business Marshfield 
Wis 1900-19 01; same in Chicago 



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Little Sketches of Big Folks. 



1901-1902; with Frederick Upham & 
Co Chicago 19 02-1906; in lumber 
business for self Minneapolis 1906 to 
date. 

BAKTLESOX Charles J, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 1200 Chestnut av, office 425 
New York Life bldg. Lawyer. Born 
April 3, 1844 in Macomb 111, son of 
Charles Mahelm and Mary Ann 
(Airey) Bartleson. Married May 9, 
1871 to Harriet Newel Wright. Ed- 
ucated in public schools of Macomb 
111 and the McDonough College until 
1861. Enlisted in the 2d 111 Vol Cav- 
alry Aug 2, 1861; discharged Aug 11, 
1864; then studied law in the office 
of Hon John S Thompson Aledo 111; 
was admitted to the bar by supreme 
court of 111 Feb 22, 18 67; moved to 
Minneapolis in May 18 72 and has 
practiced law there since that time. 
Member of the Minnesota Academy of 
Natural Sciences; Minnesota State 
Bar Assn and Minneapolis Club. 

BARTLESON Guilder, Fergus Falls. 
Retired. Born Aug 25, 1849 in Blue 
Mounds Wis, son of Oswald and Mar- 
tha (Gunderson) Bartelson. Married 
Jan 1876 to Bertha Leistelson. Ed- 
ucated in Upper Iowa Univ Fayette 
la. Engaged in teaching school in la 
and Otter Tail county Minn until 
1875; served as sheriff 6 years; en- 
gaged in farming to date Member 
Board of Aldermen. 

BARTLETT Elmer D, St Paul. Res 
8 53 Hastings av, office 314 Endicott 
bldg. Real estate and farm lands. 
Born Jan 2 9, 184 6, son of F H and 
Sarah (Kelburn) Bartlett. Twice mar- 
ried: Nov 11, 1866 to Alice Hoff; Jan 
19, 19 00 to Mrs J E Lockwood. Edu- 
cated in the common schools of N Y, 
Wis and Minn: graduated from Chat- 
field Academy 1863; Eastman's Com- 
mercial School Chicago I860. Came to 
Minn in 1866; in grain business on 
Milwaukee road; operating grain ele- 
vators, buying and shipping grain 
18 74-9 9: buying and selling land in 
S D and Wilkin, Stevens and Norman 
counties Minn; v pres and gen mngr 
Park Region Land Co 19 01 to date. 
Member Masonic fraternity and Com- 
mercial Club St Paul. 

BARTLETT Merrill, Minneapolis. 
Res 2503 Hennepin av, office 916 
Guaranty bldg. Born June 20, 1868 



in Galesburg 111, son of Rubard Mod- 
dy and Martha Jane (Merrill) Bart- 
lett. Married June 7, 1890 to Emelie 
F Thomson. Educated in public and 
high schools of Minn, Aurora and Chi- 
cago 111. First engaged in employ 
of Minneapolis Mill Co as bkpr, elk, 
chief elk, etc, until 19 02 when he re- 
signed to engage as private sec to 
Clinton Morrison; now in general 
real estate business. Pres Roosevelt 
Club: member Commercial and Min- 
netonka Boat Clubs; and Real Es- 
tate Board. 

BxlRTLETT AVallace R, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 3248 Bryant av S, office 500 
Sykes blk. Real estate. Born July 
10, 1828 in Green O, son of David R 
and Emeline (Brace) Bartlett. Mar- 
ried May 1, 184 8 to Sarah F Towne. 
Educated in dist schools; graduated 
from Austinburg (O) Seminary 184 7. 
Taught school until 1855; moved to 
Vassar Mich and established the Tus- 
cola County Pioneer 18 57; member of 
Michigan Legislature 1856-5 7; enrol- 
ing elk Mich State Senate 1859; and 
also engaged in gen store business 
continuously until 1865; moved to 
Omaha Neb and engaged in land busi- 
ness 1865-82; member Nebraska Leg- 
islature 1862-73; moved to Minneapo- 
lis 1882 and has engaged in real es- 
tate business to date. 

BARTLETT AVilliaiii W, Minneapo- 
lis. Office 5 00 Sykes bldg. Lawyer. 
Born Sept 22, 1860 in Vassar Mich, 
son of Wallace R and Sarah F 
(Towne) Bartlett. Twice married: 
1881 to Rosalind Wiese, 189 5 to Nellie 
Willis. Received his education in pub- 
lic schools at Vassar Mich and Omaha 
Neb. Left school in 1876 to take 
position as clerk in U S Int Rev of- 
fice: learned the printer's trade: be- 
came reporter, editor, publisher and 
contributor; commenced to study law 
in 1878: was admitted to practice at 
Omaha Neb 1880; moved to Minnea- 
polis April 3. 1883. 

BARTON Elijah, Mound. Office 
Oneida bldg Minneapolis. Law- 
yer. Born May 2 5, 185 5 in Pa. Mar- 
ried 18 84 to Miss Ella A Austin. 
Attended district and state normal 
schools in Pa; graduated from 
law dept Univ of Mich 1884; post 
graduate course in law dept U of M; 



Little >^kctchcs of Bit/ Foils. 



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has practiced law in Minneapolis 1884 
to date. Prof of medical jurispru- 
dence Hamline Univ medical dept. 
Member Commercial Club Minneapo- 
lis. 

BAKTOX Frederick W, St Paul. 
Res 1786 Marshall av, office 620 Man- 
hattan bldg. Lawj'er. Born July 31, 
1870 in Wayzata, Hennepin county 
Minn, son of James S and Elizabeth 
(Blasdell) Barton. Married Sept 12, 
189 2 to Nell Haydon. Educated in 
common schools and graduated from 
law dept U of M 1893. Engaged 
alone in practice of law until 1896; 
atty for American Adjustment Co 
Minneapolis 1896-1901; same in St 
Paul 1902 to date. 

BAKTON George C, Minneapolis. 
Res 4047 Park boul, office 1033-1034 
Andrus bldg. Physician and surgeon 
(R). Born April 20, 1853 in Pa, 
son of Baltzer E and Nancy Jane 
(Chik'Ote) Barton. Reared on a farm; 
attended public and private schools 
and a state normal school in Pa; 
taught school in winter 1868-1877; 
studied medicine and graduated from 
Jefferson Medical College Philadel- 
phia 1880. Practiced medicine in 
Bedford county Pa 18 80-8 4; in Minn 
1884 to date; prof of physiology in 
Hamline Univ St Paul 1893-99; gyne- 
cology 1899 to date; member board 
of trustees 1897-1906; dean of coll- 
ege since 19 03; gynecologist to St 
Barnabas Hospital, Swedish Hospital 
and Minneapolis City Hospital; has 
written much for medical press; own- 
ed and edited the Buffalo (Minn) 
Gazette. Member Hennepin County 
and Minneapolis State Medical socie- 
ties; American Medical Assn; Wes- 
tern Surgical and Gynecological Assn; 
Phi Ro Sigma college fraternity; Min- 
neai)o]is Commercial Club. 

P.AKTON Huinphrey, St Paul. Res 
6 50 Goodrich av, office New York Life 
bldg. Lawyer. Born May 6, 185 7 in 
Fulton county Pa, son of B E and 
Nancy J (Cliilcote) Barton. Educat- 
ed in the public schools and the In- 
diana State Normal School: ad- 
mitted to bar in 1885 and has 
practiced in St Paul since that date; 
frequent delegate to city, county, 
state and national democratic con- 
ventions. IMember St Paul Commer- 
cial Club. 



BAKTON John A, Two Harbors. 

Banker. Born July 9, 1877 in Two 
Rivers jNIinn, son of Albert and Beat- 
rice (Trettle) Barton. Married Aug 
8, 1905 to Helen H Currer. Ed- 
ucated in common, high and normal 
schools in St Cloud Minn; and St 
John's Univ CollegevilleMinn. Taught 
school 1893-94; salesman for farm 
machinery 189 4-9 6; clerk Little Falls 
189 6-9 8; asst cashr of bank in Ely 
1898-1902; assisted in re-organiza- 
tion of First National Bank Two 
Harbors into First State Bank; of 
which he is now cashr; sec-treas Lake 
County Land Co. Member Outlook 
Club, B P O E. 

BAKZEN Mathias, Thief River 
Falls. Miller. Born Jan 18 64 in 
Germany, son of Sebastian and Cath- 
erine Barzen. Married June 14, 1900 
to Anna Schlosser. Educated in Ger- 
many. Located in Mich until 1891; 
moved to Grand Rapids Minn and lat- 
er to Thief River Falls in 1895; en- 
gaged in milling business as member 
of Hanson & Barzen 1898; incorpo- 
rated 1904 as Hanson & Barzen Mill- 
ing Co of which he is pres. V pres 
First State Bank. Member Commer- 
cial Club and Catholic Order of For- 
esters. 

BASHAW Carl Oscar, Minneapolis. 
Res Hotel Atlantic, office 118 N 4th 
St. Broker. Born Nov 3 0, 1884 in Ar- 
kansaw Wis, son of Carlos and Mary 
Charlotta (Johnson) Bashaw. Ed- 
ucated in the Plummer District School 
Pepin county Wis; Stockholm Wis 
1891-94; Dunn County Agricultural 
College 1901; Metropolitan Business 
College Minneapolis 1902. Engaged 
with S C Tooker & Co brokers as 
elk and salesman 1903-1905; with 
Green & DeLaittre Co 1905 to 1906; 
engaged in busines for self under 
firm name of C O Bashaw & Co brok- 
ers April 1906 to date. 

BASSFOKD E P, St Paul. Res 441 
Iglehart st, office 431 Gilfillan blk. 
Architect. Born June 7, 183 7 in Ca- 
lais Me, son of Asher Benjamin and 
Lucv J Bassford. Married twice; first 
to Hannah Todd; second to Catharine 
Murphy. Graduated from the Calais 
Me Academy; served apprenticeship 
in his business under Charles Banter 
of Boston Mass; began business in 



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Portland Me as member of firm of 
Sparrow & Bassford architects 18 65; 
has practiced in St Paul from Nov 
18 66 to date; served as private in Co 
B 4 4th Mass Vol in Civil War. 

BATCHELDER Geoijie AV, Fari- 
bault. Lawyer. Born Feb 18, 182 6 in 
Danville Vt, son of John and Elsie 
(Kittredge) Batchelder. Married in 
1858 to Catharine E Lavis. Attended 
public schools and Phillips Academy 
Danville Vt; graduated from State 
Univ Burlington Vt: studied law in 
office in Windsor Vt and later at 
Rogersville Tenn; admitted to bar 
1854; practiced law Janesville Wis 
1854; moved to Faribault Minn 1855 
and has practiced his profession 
there to date. Member state senate 
1872-7.3; mayor of Faribault 1880- 
81; chairman of school board Fari- 
bault 1880-95: pres of Rice Coutny 
Bar Assn; member Minn State Bar 
Assn and State Historical Society; 
member Masonic fraternity. 

BATES Marcus AVhitniaii, Duluth. 
Res 319 E 4th st, office 4-5 Exchange 
bldg. Commission merchant. Born 
April 2 6, 18 40 in Chester Ohio, son 
of Abner Curtis and Laura W 
(Baker) Bates. Married April 9, 
1861 to Mary E Bisbee. Educated 
in common schools Chester and Cleve- 
land O, and Excelsior Minn Academy. 
Employed with Bassett & Co lum- 
ber Minneapolis 185 7-5 8; enlisted in 
Grand Rapids in 21st Mich Inf and 
served in Civil War 18 62-65; return- 
ed to Grand Rapids and organized 
Grand Rapids Savings Bank 1871; 
cashr of same until 18 76; establish- 
ed and was sec of Grandville Plaster 
Co Grand Rapids from 1876; moved 
to Duluth and engaged in whol com- 
mission business 1891 to date; sec 
Northern Land & Lumber Co. Mem- 
ber GAR and Loyal Legion. 

BATES William E, Minneapolis. 
Res 243 2 Chicago av, office Court 
House. Court commisisoner of 
Hennepin county. Born Aug 9, 187 5 
in Lewiston Me, son of Wells H and 
Rosalie (Belleau) Bates. Attended 
public schools of Lewiston Me; grad- 
uate of State Univ of Iowa LL B 
1896; U of M, LL M 1897. Practiced 
law in Minneapolis since 189 7 and 
in 1904 elected countv comnr. 



BAUMAXN AVilUam A, Winona. 
Fire insurance. Born June 12, 1872 
in Winona Minn, -son of Phillips Bau- 
mann. Married in 189 6 to Emma B 
Booth. Attended public schools in 
Winona. Engaged in clerical work 
fire ins office 1887-92; in fire ins 
business for self 1892 to date. 

BAl MGARTXER Paul E, Winona. 
Banker. Born April 8, 1862 in Brown 
county Minn, son of Bernard Baum- 
gartner. Married 1887 to Luella 
Vance. Educated in Mankato public 
schools and Winona High School. 
First engaged in teaching school 
Brown county 1880-81; employed as 
messr Winona Deposit Bank 1881-82; 
bkpr 1881-8 5: teller 1885-90: asst 
cashr 1890-95: cashr 1895 to date. 
Dir First National Bank Hallock; 
Farmers & Merchants Bank Roseau ; 
Farmers & Merchants Bank Green- 
bush. Member Business Men's Assn. 

BAXTER Hector, Minneapolis. Res 
4 2 00 Park boul, office 83 2-833 Lum- 
ber Exchange. Lawyer. Born Sept 
22, 1849 at Eldon Ont, son of Du- 
gald and Christian (McFadyen) Bax- 
ter. Married April 2 9, 1885 to Cor- 
nelia Barns. Attended public schools 
at Lorneville, Ont Can; Rockwood 
Academy 18 70; taught school several 
years; graduated Univ of Mich LL B 
1882. Pres and dir Minnesota & Man- 
itoba R R Co; Minnesota & Ontario 
Bridge Co; Rainy River Investment 
Co; member Linden Hills Improve- 
ment Assn. Member Minneapolis 
Commercial Club: council member 
Brotherhood St Andrew; supt St 
Mark's and St John's Sunday Schools; 
member Masonic fraternity 3 2d deg; 
Odd Fellows; K of P. 

BAXTER John T, Minneapolis. Res 
4 601 Fremont av, office 1105 Nicollet 
av. Lawyer. Born Oct 15, 1862 in 
Berlin Wis, son of Thomas and 
Susanna (Lewis) Baxter. Mar- 
ried 1891 to Gertrude Hooker. Grad- 
uated from Williams College Will- 
iamstown Mass A B 1887. Has prac- 
ticed law 189 to date; sec Minnea- 
polis Bar Assn 1892-1905: gen coun- 
sel N W National Life Ins Co Min- 
neapolis. Member Minneapolis Com- 
mercial and Six O'clock clubs; and 
American Bar Assn. 



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IJAYAKl) Frederick L, St Paul. Res 

7 28 Cherokee av, office Pioneer Press 
bldg. City real estate. Born 1852 
in Hillsboro O, son of William H and 
Rachel (Lewis) Bayard. Married 
Emma L Pilling. Attended public 
schools in Brooklyn N Y 2 years; 
Shattuck Grammar School Faribault 
Minn 1866-6 7. Buyer for Noyes 
Bros & Cutler St Paul 1880-85; for 
R A Holden & Co Cincinnati O 18 85- 
86; junior member Davidson, Bayard 
& Co St Paul 188 6-93; senior member 
Bayard, Deuel & Co 1893 to date. 
Treas Real Estate Exchange; City 
Mission Society and Ascension Parish 
St Paul. 

BAYLESS Vincent Whitney, Minne- 
apolis. Res 1786 Irving av S, office 
83 6 Metropolitan Life bldg. Banking 
and timber lands. Born Oct 15, 184 5 
in Broome county N Y, son of Gen 
John and Almira (Cooper) Bayless. 
Married Oct 9, 1873 to Clara T Pome- 
roy of Cortland N Y. Attended dist- 
rict schools in native county; at 12 
removed to Highland Kan with his 
parents; attended Highland Univ; at- 
tended a business college and found- 
ed Bayless Business College at Free- 
port 111; was pres of same 1866-69; 
connected with City Nat Bank of 
Binghamton N Y 18 69-73; organized 
First National Bank of Chippewa 
Falls Wis; served as cashr of 
same 18 73-7 6; organized Chippewa 
Valley Bank Eau Claire Wis 1876; 
half owner of and conducted same 
1876-85; sold out interest in 1885 
and same year moved to Minneapolis. 
Receiver U S land office Eau Claire 
Wis 1878-85; part owner and sec 
Coolidge Fuel & Supply Co Minnea- 
polis 1886-9 0; part owner and sec 
and treas Mich Cedar Co 18 88-98; 
buying and selling timber lands Min- 
neapolis 189 9 to date. 

BEACH William Artenius, Manka- 
to. Res 420 Warren st, office 402 
Front St. Physician and surgeon 
(H). Born Oct 20, 1868 in Ionia 
Mich, son of Benager H and Clar- 
inda (Weston) Beach. Married Dec 
10, 1902 to Gertrude C Hanna. Ed- 
ucated in the Minneapolis public 
schools; graduated from U of M; B 
S 1890; M D 1893. Member State 
Board of Medical Examiners 1903- 
19 06; member Board of Education. 



BEAL Willis Norman, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 5 01 Forest av, office 392 
Phoenix bldg. Lawyer. Born Dec 
11, 1883 in Guilford Me, son of 
William and Abbie Florence (Wey- 
mouth) Beal. Attended public 
schools at Guilford Me; graduated 
from Guilford High School 1902; 
law dept U of M, LL B 1906. 

BEAN Martin V, Anoka. Hard- 
ware. Born Jan 14, 1831 in Dex- 
ter Me, son of William and Sarah 
(Norton) Bean. Married Aug 11, 
18 62 to Louise J McFarlin. Ed- 
ucated in common schools. Moved 
to Anoka 1855; employed in lumber 
business until 1862; served in Co A 
Sth Minn 1862-65 as 2d lieut; in 
lumber business 1865-72; in hard- 
ware business as Bean & Guderian 
1872-9 5; firm changed to M V Bean 
continuing until 1904; then changed 
to M V & W' M Bean to date. Dir 
Anoka Nat Bank; ex-chairman of 
Board of Supervision; ex-alderman, 
ex-mayor; and ex-sheriff of Anoka 
county; member state legislature 
1882-86. Member K P and GAR 

BEAN AVilliam Hersey, Stillwater. 
Res 301 W Olive st, office 73 5 S 
Main st. Lands. Born Feb. 17, 1873 
in Stillwater, son of Jacob and Cy- 
thina A Bean. Married Oct 3 0. 1895 
to Mary A Bronson. Educated in pub- 
lic schools Stillwater; Emerson Inst 
Washington D C and Princeton 
Univ. First engaged with father on 
fruit ranch Alhambra Cal 1893-94; 
returned to Stillwater and was in 
employ of Hersey & Bean as bkpr 
1894-1900; trustee of Hersey & 
Bean lands 19 00 to date; dir Foley 
Bean Lbr Co Milaca Minn; St Croix 
Boom Co Stillwater; sec-treas Jacob 
Bean Inv Co Alhambra Cal. Mem- 
ber Minnesota Club St Paul. 

BEAN William Martin, Anoka. 
Hardware merchant and poultry fan- 
cier. Born July 24, 1866 in Anoka 
Minn, son of Martin V and Louise 
J Bean. Married Nov 2 7, 1889 to 
Maud J McLean. Educated in An- 
oka public schools. Entered employ 
of Bean & Guderian hardware 1882 
and has continuously been with its 
successors; also conducted bicycle 
and sporting goods store 1898- 
1902; consolidated same with M V 



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Bean's hardware business establish- 
ed 18 72; firm became the Bean 
Hardware Co 1903 continuing to 
date; identified with poultry busi- 
ness for 2 years making specialty 
of "Buff Colored Fowls;" has taken 
1000 premiums; pres Anoka Poultry 
Assn 6 years; life member American 
Buff Leghorn Club, v pres 1906- 
1907; member and v pres 2 years 
Minnesota State Poultry Assn; 
member and v pres Minn Fanciers 
Assn; asst supt poultry dept Minn 
State Fair 5 years. Member 6 years 
and purchasing agt city council 5 
years. Member Anoka Commercial 
Club; Modern Woodmen, Royal Ar- 
canum and United Workmen. 

BEARDSLEY Benjamin F, St 

Paul. Res 706 Dayton av, office 
541 Endicott bldg. Insurance. Born 
June 10, 1860 in St Joe county Ind, 
son of Elijah Hubbell and Matilda 
(Lemon) Beardsley. Married Feb 
19, 1889 to Amelia Phoebe Simonds. 
Received his education in the public 
schools in Buchanan Mich. Conduct- 
ed a news-stand in the village post- 
office in Buchanan Mich 1877; 
clerked in hardware store 18 79. In 
the argricultural implement business 
in Minneapolis 1880-91; since which 
time he has been engaged in the in- 
surance business St Paul represent- 
ing the Phoenix Mutual Life Ins Co 
and the Employers Liability Assur- 
ance Ltd of London; sec of St Paul 
Chamber of Commerce 1900-190 4 and 
of N W office Nat Irrigation Assn 
for 4 years. Is a member of several 
national and state assns for social 
and commercial good; the Commer- 
cial Club and the Church Club, Dio- 
cese of Minn. 

BECHHOEFER Charles, St Paul. 

Res 84 7 Ashland av, ofl^ce 2 08 Nat 
German American Bank bldg. Law- 
yer. Born Jan 1, 186 4 in Woodbury 
Pa, son of A L and Rebecca (Gold- 
schmidt) Bechhoefer. Attended Al- 
toona Pa High School 1 8 80-83 grad- 
uating; law dept Univ of Mich 1883- 
8 5 graduating LL B. Moved to St 
Paul 18 85 and entered law office of 
J B & W H Sanborn remaining 2 
years. Practiced law in St Paul 1887 
to date U S comnr June 189 9 to 
Dec 1905. 



BECKLEY Frederick Lee, St Paul. 
Res 1840 Marshall av, office cor 
Prior and St Anthony avs. Physician 
and surgeon (R). Born 1871 in Paynes- 
ville Minn, son of M P and Kate 
(Hoover) Beckley. Married 1901 to 
Myrtle Dwelle. Attended public 

school at Paynesville; Hamline Univ 
1890-93; medical dept U of M 1894- 
9 7. Practiced medicine in St Paul 
1897 to date. Member Ramsey Coun- 
ty and State Medical assns; local 
surgeon N P R R. 

BECKMAN Charles, Red Wing. 
Shoe mnfr. Born Feb 23, 1856 
in Hamburg Germany, son of John 
and Catherine (Putman) Beck- 
man. Married in 1906 to Francis 
W^arner. Educated in public schools 
Hamburg Germany. Employed in 
shoe mnfy 18 73-78; clerk in retail 
shoe store Red Wing 1878-83; en- 
gaged in business for self 1893 to 
date; also in shoe mnfg 19 05 to date. 
Member Commercial Club. 

BECKMAN John L, Minneapolis. 
Res 1820 11th av S, office 1019 N Y 
Life bldg. Manufacturer. Born Jan 
8. 1866 in Sweden, son of Lars and 
Inga (Pierson) Beckman. Married 
June 16, 1897 to Marta G Rick. Edu- 
cated in common schools of Sweden. 
Moved to Wright county Minn 1881; 
farmed until 1883; moved to Minne- 
apolis and was employed in cement 
works 1883-88; organized and operat- 
ed Franklin Stone Sidewalk Co 1S8S- 
19 05; organized Minneapolis Paving 
& Cement Brick Mnfg Co Inc 1905 
of which he is pres. Dir Swedish 
Hospital. 

BEDE J Adam, Pine Citv. Con- 
gressman. Born 1856 in Lorain coun- 
ty Ohio. Educated in Ohio public 
schools. First engaged in teaching 
school and was employed as report- 
er on various newspapers; served as 
U S marshal for Minn 1 year; cam- 
paign orator 189 6-1900; member of 
U S House of Representatives 1903 
to date. 

BEDFORD Salatliiel Boyd, Rush- 
more. Banker. Born Oct 10, 185 7 
in Sullivan county Pa, son of Jonas 
and Lydia (Molyneux) Bedford. Mar- 
ried Oct 10, 18 80 to Alida Dettmer- 
ing. Educated in common schools. 



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Clerk in gen store 18 75; clerk in 
drug store 1876-80; registered phar- 
macist 1880; propr gen store 1880- 
94; propr private bank 189 4-1903; 
cashr State Bank 19 03 to date. 
Member H C Constable & Co and 
Christensen Grain Co. State sena- 
tor 1906 to date; mayor Rushmore 
4 years; county comnr 4 years; mem- 
ber school board 10 years; town elk 
6 years and town treas 6 years. 

BEGG AVilliam Reynolds, St Paul. 
Res 421 Laurel av, office Great 
Northern Railway. Lawyer. Born 
Feb 12, 18 69 in Spartanburg S C, 
son of James and Mary (Shakleford) 
Begg. Was educated in private 
schools at Glendale and Clifton S C 
until 13 years of age; worked in the 
gen store at Clifton for 3 years and 
attended the Hartford Conn High 
School for 4 years; Yale Univ class 
of 1893; Yale Law School 1893-4; 
U of M Law School 189 4-9 5. In 
office of the gen counsel of the Great 
Northern Ry 1894-99; conducted a 
gen practice 1899-19 03; Squire & 
Begg and Armstrong & Begg. Has 
been asst gen sol for the Great 
Northern Ry 1903 to the present 
time. ^Member of the American Bar 
Assn, Minn State Bar Assn and Ram- 
sey County Bar Assn. 

HEGGS Jerry R, St Paul. Res 6 61 
E 5th St, office 614 Manhattan bldg. 
Commission merchant. Born Aug 22, 
1868 in Portage county Wis, son of 
William R and *Jane (Roseberry) 
Beggs. Married 1900 to Lulu Werth. 
Educated in public schools Plainfield 
Minn. Engaged in potato business 
North Branch; moved to St Paul and 
established firm of J R Beggs & Co 
potato buyers and shippers 1901. 
Member Masonic fraternity and K 
of P. 

I5EHNKE August F, St Paul. Res 
2 5 Summit av, office 4th and Wacou- 
ta sts. Importer of teas and coffees. 
Born Oct 12, 1849 in Prussia Ger- 
many, son of Charles F and Wil- 
lielmina (Baege) Behnke. Married 
to Alice A Leonard. Educated in 
public and private schools Milwau- 
kee. :\Ioved to St Paul 1882 and 
engaged in tea and coffee business; 
of firm of McCormick & Behnke Co 
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1890; founded A P Behnke & Co 
1905 importers and whol teas, coffees 

and spices. 

BEISE George W, Morris. Law- 
yer. Born May 10, 1875 in Maple- 
ton Minn, son of August and Sophia 
(Lauder) Beise. Graduated from 
Mankato High School 1896; special 
course in history and political econ- 
omy Cornell N Y Univ; studied law 
with Pfau & Pfau Mankato. Ad- 
mitted to bar 1899; practiced in 
Wells until 1900; practicing in Mor- 
ris 1900 to date. County atty 
Stevens county 1906 to date. Sec 
Morris Library Board. 

BEISE Rudolph A, Brainerd. Phy- 
sician and surgeon (R). Born March 
30, 1877 in Blue Earth county Minn, 
son of August and Sophia (Ladder) 
Beise. Married May 2 8, 1902 to Min- 
nie A Keller. Graduated from Man- 
kato High School 1897 and Rush Medi- 
cal College Chicago 1901. After grad- 
uation engaged in practice of his pro- 
fession in Fergus Falls 1 year; moved 
to Brainerd and has continued to prac- 
tice to date. County physician Crow 
Wing county 4 years ; chairman Board 
of Health of Brainerd. Member Up- 
per Mississippi Valley Medical Soci- 
ety and Minn State Medical Society; 
Brainerd Commercial Club; B P O E; 
K of P and M W A. 

BELDEX Henry C, Minneapolis. 
Res 3 06 Oak Grove, office 610-614 
Loan & Trust bldg. Lawyer. Born 
Aug 30, 1841 in Burke Vt, son of 
Haynes W and Lydia P (Blake) Bel- 
den. Married April 1865 to Carrie 
H Kimball. Educated in the com- 
mon schools and village academy of 
his native town. Studied law in of- 
fice of Thomas Bartlett, Lyndon Vt 
1861-64. Practiced in Lyndon and 
later moved to St Johnsbury Vt, 
practiced under firm name of Belden 
& Ide 1873-84; moved to Minneapo- 
lis and formed partnership under 
firm name of Gilfillan, Belden & 
Willard 1885-9 4; elected dist judge 
Minneapolis 1894; now member of 
firm of Belden, Jamison & Shearer. 
Member state senate Vt 187 6-80; 
Nat Rep convention Chicago 1880. 
Member Commercial and Minneapo- 
lis clubs. 



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BELKNAP Austin L, Minneapolis. 
Res 19 74 Kenwood pkway, ofRce N 
Y Life bldg. Insurance. Born May 
12, 1859 in Nortlifleld Vt, son of Lor- 
enzo and Betsey (Austin) Belltnap. 
Attended Northfield Vt graded and 
high school. Bkpr for Belknap, Ely 
& Co iron founders and machinists 
Northfield Vt 187 5-7 7; in ins office 
of Shaw & Co St .Johnsbury Vt 1877- 
79; paymaster Fairbanks Scale 
Works 1879-81; with Fletcher Bros 
taking part in lumber business in 
Minneapolis and stock raising in 
Montana 1881-86; in charge of ins 
dept of Corser & Co some years; 
member Corser-Belknap Agency; pres 
A L Belknap Agency; v pres Minne- 
apolis Insurance Agency 1904 to date. 
Served 5 years in Vt militia. Mem- 
ber Sons of the American Revolu- 
tion: Society of the Fine Arts; Min- 
neapolis, Minikahda and Lafayette 
clubs Minneapolis. 

BELL John E, Excelsior. OfRce 60 S 
4th st Minneapolis. Banker. Born Oct 
10, 1834 in Brownsville N Y, son of 
.Joiin and Sarah (Cooper) Bell. Mar- 
ried 18 58 to Jennie C Smith; Feb 1, 
189 8 to Ruth Harris. Educated in dist 
school West Almond; Allegany coun- 
ty N Y. Gen merchandise Dexter 
N Y 1854-56; clerked in Minneapolis 
1857-58; member Bell Bros mer- 
chants Minneapolis 18 58-6 8; buyer 
in N Y for Auerbach, Finch & Van 
Slyck St Paul 1868-70; returned to 
Minneapolis 1870; helped organize 
Hennepin County Savings Bank 1870; 
pres said bank 1870 to date; dir 
Minn Loan & Trust Co. Alderman 
in Minneapolis and member Hook & 
Ladder Co 185 7 ; pres Hennepin Coun- 
ty Pioneers Assn; also of Minneapo- 
lis Atheneum Library 1880 to date; 
pres Minn Pioneers Assn; dir Minn 
State Sunday School Assn 1859 to 
date. 

BEMEXT Robert Bunker Coleman, 

St Paul. Res 2 7 Summit ct, office 
4th and Wacouta sts. Merchant. 

Born July 3, 184 8 in Northumber- 
land, Saratoga county N Y, son of 
William and Catherine Bacon (Lewis) 
Bement. Married Dec 31, 1872. At- 
tended Univ of N Y City; graduated 
in civil engineering from Rensselaer 
Polytechnic Institute Troy N Y 1869. 
Res eng B & M R R in Nebraska 



18 69-70; chief eng Chic, Dub & Minn 
and Chic, Clin & Dub Rys Dubuque 
la (now the river div of C, M & St P) 
1870-74; chief eng Troy & Boston 
(now Fitchburg div Boston & Me R 
R > 18 7 5-7 9 ; mnfr hammers and forg- 
ings Buffalo N Y 1879-82; member 
A Storrs & Bement whol paper and 
mill agents Boston 1882-86; civil and 
contracting eng and hydraulic eng 
Charleston W Va; Duluth; West Su- 
perior, Bozeman Mont and other cit- 
ies; water comnr St Palu 1891-1901; 
pres water board St Paul 1892-98; 
maj of engs U S Vol Manila P I 
189 8-99; pres Robinson & Cary 
Co mill and ry supplies, steam eng, 
pumps, boilers etc; whol and mnfrs 
agents St Paul; pres Southern States 
Pine Products Co Savannah Ga: sec 
and treas Mercantile Warehousing Co. 
Member Univ Club N Y City: Town 
and Country and Minn clubs St Paul. 

BEMIS John Bentley, Minnetonka 
Beach. Office N Y Life bldg St Paul. 
Physician (O). Born Aug 24, 1858 
in Janesville Wis, son of Jervis Or- 
lando and Eunice M (Bump) Bemis. 
Married May 15, 1884 to Nannie C 
Hamilton, Alton 111. Attended public 
schools; Evansville Wis High School; 
State Normal College Whitewater 
Wis; graduated from Northern Col- 
lege of Osteopathy and Surgery Min- 
neapolis, D O 189 7. On leaving 
school taught; began study of medi- 
cine under regular preceptor mean- 
while engaging in business: became 
impressed with osteopathy and took 
it up. Charter member State Osteo- 
pathic Assn; chairman legislative 
committee which after 6 years fight 
secured act legalizing osteopathy; re- 
gent and lecturer on osteopathy in 
Northern College Osteopathy and Sur- 
gery INIinneapolis. Member American 
Osteopathic Assn; Minn Osteopathic 
Clinic; Osteopathic Board of Examin- 
ers Minn: Commercial Club. V pres 
Cobb Hospital. 

BEXECKE Ernest Gustav, St Paul. 

Res East Shore Park, office 286 Jack- 
son St. Manufacturer. Born Oct IS, 
1870 in Konigsberg Germany, son of 
Gustav and Louisa (Drabner) Ben- 
ecke. Married Oct 2 5, 189 5 to Leota 
von Borries. Educated in Germany 
Came to U S in 1884; in bottling 
mnfg and supply' business 1888 to 



Little Sl-etcJies of Bi</ Folks. 



date; mngr U S Bottlers Supply Co 
and 111 Glass Co. Member B P O B, 
U C T and Commercial Club St Paul. 

HEXHAM Albert, Minneapolis. Res 
2204 Humboldt av S, office 211-212 
Phoenix bldg. Pres Benham Land & 
Investment Co. Born Oct 24, 18 44 
in Steuben county N Y, son of Samuel 
R and Rebecca A (Heliker) Benham. 
Married Sept 21, 1870 to Hettie R 
Wemple. Attended Hamline Univ in 
the 60"s and agent for the Univ part 
of the time. From 1869 to 1876 asst 
supt for the McCormick Reaper Co in 
eastern Minn and Western Wis. In 
1S76 and later years was engaged as 
field agent in Minn, Iowa, Dakota, 
Xeb, Kansas and Indian Territory in 
inducing immigration and advancing 
educational and agricultural interest 
in these states. Held the first butter 
convention in Minn. Assisted in per- 
fecting the invention of the wire and 
twine binders of grain and now iden- 
tified with leading recent inventions. 
Discovered the clay bed and assisted 
in organizing the Pottery Works, Red 
Wing Furniture Co and the Red Wing 
Wagon Co at Red Wing Minn. Con- 
ducted hardware and machinery busi- 
ness in Goodhue and Redwood coun- 
ties Minn. Now head of the firm of 
Benham Co engaged in cultivating 
farm lands and raising pedigreed 
stock. A scientific stock breeder and 
agriculturist. Directed the raising of 
a record crop of 2,5 60 bushel baskets 
of ears of corn on 8 acres in I\Iinn. 
Member the Minn Pioneers, Minn 
Stock Breeders Assn and State Agri- 
ctilturist Society. Special interest tak- 
en by him all his life in advancing 
church and educational work in Minri 
and elsewhere. 

BENHA3I Charles 31ertoii, St Paul. 
Res 2 02 3 Marshall av, office 703 Pio- 
neer Press bldg. Merchant. Born 
in 18 55 in O, son of Allen Hiram and 
1 Sybil M (Brown) Benham. Married 
1877 to Emma J Rogers. Attended 
public schools in Cleveland O 1861- 
66; Rock Creek O 1866; St Peter 
Minn 1867-72; studied law in office 
of S A Buell St Peter 1872-74; law 
dept Butler Univ Indianapolis 1874- 
7 5. Steward's elk St Peter State 
Hospital for Insane 1876-81; bkpr 
N W Fuel Co St Paul 18 81-84; travel- 



ing salesman same co 1884-89; head 
bkpr 1889-91; asst sec 1891-92; sec 
and dir 1892 to date. Member Com- 
mercial Club St Paul. 

BEXJAMIX Arthur E, .Alinneapo- 
lis. Res 2222 Blaisdell av, office 302 
Pillsbury bldg. Physician ( R ) . Born 
Dec 19, 1868 in Hutchinson Minn, 
son of John and Elizabeth (Garner) 
Benjamin. Graduated from Hutch- 
inson Minn .High School 1887: Col- 
lege of Medicine and Surgery U of M 
1892; studied later in N Y, Philadel- 
phia and London hospitals. Member 
of the staff of St Barnabas Swedish 
and City hospitals Minneapolis; clin- 
ical instructor in gynecology College 
of Medicine and Surgery U of M; 
member of American Medical Assn, 
Minn State Medical Society, Western 
Surgical and Gynecological Society, 
Minn Academy of Medicine and Hen- 
nepin County Medical Society :\Iinne- 
apolis. Contributor to a number of 
medical journals. IMember of I\Iin- 
neapolis Commercial Club. 

BEXXETT Carl K, Owatonna. 
Banker. Born Oct 6, 1868 in Owa- 
tonna, son of Leonard L and Arabella 
F (Brown) Bennett. Married 1898 
to Lydia H Norwood. Educated in 
iniblic schools and Pillsbury Academy 
Owatonna and graduated from Har- 
vard Univ 1890. Since with Nat 
Farmers Bank Owatonna now v pres; 
treas Washington Tool Co and Journal 
Chronicle Co; pres Sperry Mnfg Co. 
IMember Commercial Club, Sons of 
American Revolution. 

BEXXETT GUV B, Owatonna. 
Banker. Born Oct 2 7, 1871 in Owa- 
tonna, son of Leonard L and Arabella 
(Brown) Bennett. Married in 1900 
to Winifred F Wiles. Educated in 
public schools Owatonna and gradu- 
ated from Harvard Univ A B 1893; 
engaged same year as clerk Nat Farm- 
ers Bank Owatonna: now cashr of 
same. Treas Sperry :\Infg Co; part- 
ner L L Bennett & Sons. IMember 
Commercial Club. 

BEXXETT Jay Morgan, Spring 
Park, Lake Minnetonka. Office 417 
Lumber Exchange Minneapolis. 
Wholesale jeweler. Born Nov 26, 
18 67 at Grand Rapids Mich, son of 
Joseph W and Hattie E (Charles) 



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Little Sketches of Bn/ Folks. 



Bennett. Educated in the public 
schools of Minneapolis. Member 
Reed, Bennett & Co wliolesale jewel- 
ers Minneapolis 189 to date. Mem- 
ber Commercial Club Minneapolis. 

BENNETT Leonard lioomis, Owa- 
tonna. Banker. Born Oct 7, 1839 
in Plainfield 111, son of Robert and 
Sallie Loomis (Kent) Bennett. Mar- 
ried 1863 to Arabella I idelia Brown. 
Educated in dist schools Lake county 
111; Wauconda 111 Academy; graduat- 
ed Rush Medical College Chicago 
1862. Practiced medicine until 1873: 
established Nat Farmers Bank Owa- 
tonna and has been jires to date; sen- 
ior member L L Bennett & Sons. 
Member Masonic fraternity and 
Knights Templar. 

BENNETT Nathaniel C, Minneton- 
ka Beach. Office 405 N 4th st Min- 
neapolis. Lumber. Born Oct 11, 
1876 in Hersey Wis, son of Henry 
A and Mary E Bennett. Married Oct 
4, 1902 to Bertha M bcott. Educated 
in Holmes School Minneapolis 1893; 
and Curtis Business College 1894. 
Engaged in lumber business 189 4 
with H A Bennett & Co; became a 
partner in firm of H A Bennett & 
Son 1897; changed to N C Bennett 
Lumber Co of which he is sole propr; 
sec Manteuffel Refrigerator MnfgCo; 
treas Gardner, Bennett & Stearns 
real estate. 

BENNION Peicival H, St Paul. 
Res 3 94 Prior av, office same. Phy- 
sician and surgeon (R). Born .June 
12, 187 6 in Union Grove township 
Minn, son of Edward and Sarah 
(Diplock) Bennion. Graduated from 
Litchfield Minn High School 1895; 
from medical dept U of M, M D 1902. 
House physician and surgeon St 
Mary's Hospital Minneapolis 1902- 
1903; gen practice of medicine in St 
Paul 19 03 to date. Member American 
Medical Assn; State and Ramsey 
County Medical societies; medical ex- 
aminer Masonic fraternity, A O U W, 
Degree of Honor and Foresters. 

BENSON Georgo F, Lake City. 
Banker. Born April 11, 183 4 in Bos- 
ton Mass, son of John and Lucy (Ad- 
ams) Benson. Married 1863 to Em- 
ma F Barnard. Educated in public 
and high schools in Mass and Phillips 
Exeter Academy Exter N Y. First 



engaged as bkpr in whol lumber busi- 
ness Buffalo N Y 1852-60; in whol 
lumber business for self South Bend 
Ind 18 60-62; same Plymouth Ind 
18 60-7 0; moved to Lake City 18 71; 
pres First Nat Bank until 1881; pres 
Lake City Bank to date. Pres school 
board 4 years. Member Commercial 
Club; Masonic fraternity. 

BENSON Henry N, St Peter. Law- 
yer. Born Aug 1, 18 72 in Nicollet 
county Minn, son of Peter and Ma- 
lena ( Pherson) Benson. Married 
Sept 27, 1904 to Lillian M Marchant. 
Graduated from Gustavus Adolphus 
College B A 1893; law dept U of M, 
LL B 1895. Engaged in practice of 
his profession in St Peter 1895 to 
date; city atty 189 8 to date. Mem- 
ber board of directors Gustavus Adol- 
phus College. 

BENSON John \V, Heron Lake. 
Banker. Born JNIar 15, 18 49 in Dix- 
mont Me, son of Rev John and Mar- 
garet G (Moore) Benson. Married 
Mar 22, 187 6 to Hattie M Cabot. Ed- 
ucated in rural school of Minn. Has 
been engaged in gen merchandise bus- 
iness Heron Lake 1872 to date; pres 
First Nat Bank Heron Lake; First 
Nat Bank Westbrook; Benson Grain 
Co; Sontag Lumber Co: sec and treas 
Western Implement Co; member cf 
firm J W Benson & Co farm lands. 

BENTLEV ChaHes Denis, St Paul 
Res 751 Laurel av, office Century 
bldg. Insurance and real estate. 
Born Jan 18 55 in Niles Mich, son of 
Charles Ford and Mary Frances 
(Stow) Bentley. Married 1887 to 
Mary Day Ferdort. Educated Niles 
Mich High School 1873; Ann Arbor 
Mich High School 187 5. Removed to 
St Pnul 1878; elk Mannheiraer Bros; 
salesman Auerbach, Finch. Culbert- 
son & Co 1879; trav salsn Campbell 
& Burbank 1886: railroad business 
1886-90; sec U S Savinas & Loan Co 
1890-94; organized Old Colony Co- 
operative Bank Providence R T 1895- 
96; member of firm Bentley & Kenna 
organized 1904 real estate, insurance, 
loans and investments. MeMibel* 

Roosevelt. Commercial and St Paul 
Choral clubs. Brotherhood of St Paul 
?nd Roval Arcanum; trustee St Paul 
Bethel Assn; chairman executive com- 
mittee Children's Home Society of 
Minn. 



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BEXZ George, St Paul. Res 5 
Sherburne st, office 409-417 Jackson 
sts. Wholesale liquor dealer. Born 
April 2 8, 1838 in Osthofen, Hesse 
Darmstadt Germany. Married 1861 
to Rose Vochringer. Was educated 
in tlie common schools until 14 and 
then studied under tutors prepara- 
tory to entering a seminary. Came 
to U S in 1854; was variously em- 
ployed in Chicago until 185 6 when he 
came to St Paul; engaged in whol 
liquor business in small way with F A 
Renz 18 65 the latter selling out to 
J C Becht the same year; firm was 
Benz & Becht until 1878; then Geo 
Benz Co and in 188 7 Geo Benz & 
Sons. Membei- state legislature 1873- 
75. Pres Eminence Distilling Co 
Eminence Ky and interested in Mer- 
chants Distillery Terre Haute: and 
Spring Garden Distillery Baltimore. 

BEXZ George G, St Paul. Res 66 8 
Cable av, office 409-417 Jackson st. 
Born 1862 in St Paul Minn. Edu- 
cated in the public and high schools 
of St Paul; graduate of Fresenius 
Institute of Chemistry and Univ of 
Zurich Switzerland Ph D. Chemist for 
Chas Cooper & Co Newark N J and 
Schieffelin & Co of N Y 1883-84; en- 
gaged in whol liquor business with 
his father Geo Benz and in 1887 be- 
came a partner firm name being 
changed to Geo Benz & Sons of which 
lie is now v pres; v pres Eminence 
Distillery Co and dir Baltimore Dis- 
tilling Co. 

BEREXS John, Shakopee. Mer- 
chant. Born Oct 15, 1852 in Prussia 
Germany, sen of Matthias and Mary 
(Boer) Berens. Married in 1876 to 
Celia Yost. Came to America in 
1855; located on farm near Shako- 
pee; engaged in mercantile business 
with E J Gellenbeck 1874; purchased 
Mr Gellenback's interest in 1883 and 
continued alone to date. Served as 
city treas 1891 to date. 

HEKEXS Mattliias, Shakopee. 
Merchant. Born Mar 17, 184 6 in 
Germany, sen of Matthias and Mary 
(Boer) Berens. Married 1870 to 
]\Iaggie Scott. Moved to Minn 1855; 
engaged with H H Kohls in mercan- 
tile business 1868; purchased the 
business 1903 and admitted his sons 



to partnership under firm name of M 
J Berens & Sons; v pres First Nat 
Bank. 

BEKG Albert, Beaiulette. Banker, 
insurance and real estate. Born June 
2.5, 1861 in Center City Minn, son of 
Jonas and Anna Maria (Gurmeson) 
Berg. Married Aug 3, 1899 to Lil- 
lian R Daly. Educated in public 
schools Chisago county Minn; Carle- 
ton College Northfield Minn 1877-78; 
Gustavus Adolphus College St Peter 
Minn 1878-80. On the staff of the 
Daily Argus Fargo Dak Territory 
1880-84; teacher in the public schools 
of Chisago county INIinn 1884-8 6; 
register of deeds Chisago county Minn 
18 86-9 4; sec state of Minn 1895- 
1901; member House of Representa- 
tives Minn Legislature regular ses- 
sion 1901 and special session 1902 
from the 63d legislative dist com- 
prising Marshall, Kittson and Roseau 
counties. Cashr and dir State Bank 
of Warroad INIinn 1904-19 06; now 
dir; organized Security State Bank 
of Beaudette Minn Feb 1906 and was 
its cashr from time of organization 
until Jan 1907 when he was elected 
pres. Delegate to the Nat Rep Con- 
vention. Member Masonic fraternity. 
K of P, B P O E. Foresters, Samari- 
tans and Norden Club. 

BERG John N, Minneapolis. Res 
216 S 7th st, office 913 N Y Life bldg. 
Lawyer. Born Sept 2 4, 1867 in Nor- 
way, son of Nels J and Sarah (Han- 
son) Berg. Attended Minneapolis 
Academy 1890-92 graduating; U of 
M academic 1892-96 graduating B S 
with honors; law dept LL B 1899. 
Has practiced law in Minnneapolis 
1899 to date. Member Phi Beta 
Kaiiin Honorary Society at Univ. 

BEHG Leonard S, Minneapolis. 
Res 2 62 8 E 2 2d st, office 3 02 Nicol- 
let av. Farm lands. Born July 17, 
1864 in Christiania Norway, son of 
L F and Anna (Anderson) Berg. 
^Married Jan 31. 1891 to Margit Han- 
sen. Educated in the Latin School 
Christiania Norway. Moved to I\Iin- 
nea polls from Norway 1886. Was 
first engaged by the S E Olson Co 
(now Powers Mercantile Co) as gen 
salsn 1886-1901. Organized Home- 
stead Land Co of which he is pres 



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Little S^l-etchcs of Big Folks. 



1903; engaged in buying and selling 
farm lands in Minn, Wis, N and S 
Dak. Member K of P and I O O F. 

IJKHGMKIR Fritz, St Paul. Res 
614 Fountain st, office 78-80 E 5th st. 
Newspaper publisher. Born Nov 18, 
1879 in Stadthagen Germany, son of 
Frederick and Marie Bergmeier. Re- 
ceived his education in Germany; at- 
tending high schools in Minden and 
Hannover and Univs of Tuebingen, 
Strassburg, Greifswald and Ppris; re- 
ceived ]\I A degree at Greifswald Univ. 
Came to Minn in 1905 has been mngr 
Volkszeitung Printing & Publishing- 
Co St Paul to date. Member Com- 
mercial Club; A O U W; S of H and 
Mozart Club. Served 1 year in Ger- 
man army at Tuebingen. 

BEKKEV Peter, St Paul. Res 153 
W College av, office 3 00 Germania 
Life bldg. Real estate. Born Sept 
14, 1822 in Somerset county Pa. 
Married in 1853 to Anna E Porter. 
First employed as driver on Penn 
Canal 183 6-40; agent and later capt 
of canal packet; later staging be- 
tween Pittsburgh and Clarion; moved 
to St Paul 18 53 and was member of 
firm of Nicols & Berkey iron estab- 
lished 18 55 (now Nicols, Dean & 
Gregg) moved to California 1858 but 
returned to St Paul; sold out iron 
interests 1860; refugee agent and 
claims comnr during Indian outbreak 
1862; one of the organizers of St 
Paul Fire & Marine Ins Co 1865; 
resumed connection and was partner 
in Nicols & Dean until 1868; built 
St Paul, Stillwater & Taylor Ff^lls R 
T 1872 and nres of same until con- 
solidation with C & N W R R; organ- 
ized ard WPS i^'es St Paul Npt Bank 
1883-93; with others organized banks 
in St Peter and Stillwater; has been 
occupied in the care of his own real 
estate and investments since 1893. 

IJKKKLEY Joseph P, Stillwater. 
Res 1006 S 1st st, office 402-414 S 
Main st. Wholesale liquor and brew- 
er. Born May 2 2, 1860 in Switzer- 
land. Married Oct 19, 1886 to Carrie 
Wolf. Educated in the common 
schools of Stillwater. Variously em- 
ployed until 1882; then engaged with 
Jos Wolf in whol liquor business; 
elected v pres Jcs Wolf Co when in- 



corporated in 189 6. Member of city 
council 1899-1905; member U C T 
and B P O E. 

BERRY Fred S, St Paul. Res 23 3 7 
Carter av, office 217 Como av. Mer- 
chant. Born Nov 2 7, 1863 at Nova 
111, son of Charles G and Margaretta 
(Taylor) Berry. Married 1888 to 
Minnie Needham. Educated in St 
Paul public schools. Office boy for 
C J Monfort & Co grocers St Paul 
1878-79; clerk in auditor's office Om- 
aha R R 1879-82; bkpr John Martin 
Lumber Co St Paul 1882-8 7; sec 
1887-1905; pres 1905-1906. Mem- 
ber St Paul Commercial Club. 

BERRY James B, Anoka. Manu- 
facturer. Born July 2 4, 1866 in St 
Andrews N B, son of George F and 
Sarah H (Hanson) Berry. Married 
April 17, 189 4 to Bertha Goss. Re- 
ceived education in public schools 
of St Andrews N B. Moved to Anoka 
1882; in mercantile business. Later 
engaged in mnfr of sash doors and 
mill work. Was one of the organiz- 
ers of the Reed & Sherwood Mnfg Co 
in 1904 and is treas of same. Mem- 
ber Masonic fraternity. 

BERTSCH Frank, Minneapolis. 
Res 1081 12th av S E, office 615 1st 
av N E. Manufacturer. Born Oct 9, 
1864 in Germany, son of Charles F 
and Anna N (Sam) Bertsch. Married 
Nov 13, 188 5 to Rosena J Schrank. 
Educated in common schools. Worked 
at upholstering trade Dubuque la 
1881-82; same in Chicago until 1892; 
foreman for McLeod & Smith Minne- 
apolis 1892-1901; organized the 
Grau-Curtis Co Inc 19 01 and has con- 
tinued as ])res to date. 

BESSESEX Alfred Nicholas, Min- 
neapolis. Res 1301 N Emerson av, 
office 403 Medical blk. Physician 
and surgeon (R). Born Jan 18, 1870 
in Freeborn county Minn, son of John 
and Delia (Anderson) Bessesen. Mar- 
ried 189 6 to Florence Emma Holland. 
Attended public schools at Albert 
Lea Minn and graduated from high 
school there in 1890; from Rush Med- 
ical College Chicago 1893; has prac- 
ticed medicine in Minneapolis 1893 
to date. Interne at St Mary's hospi- 
tal Minneapolis 1894; demonstrator 
of anatomy and professor of histol- 



LUtlr SlrfeJies of Bif/ Folks. 



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ogy in medical dept Hamline Univ 
189 5-98; now surgeon Deaconess 
hospital Minneapolis. Member Am- 
erican Medical Assn; State and Coun- 
ty Medical societies; Minneapolis 
Commercial and N Side Commercial 
chibs and Amateur Athletic Assn. 
Member of Board Trustees of United 
Church Hospital. 

BE8SESEX Xelsoii Daniel, Minne- 
apolis. Res 1307 Emerson av N, of- 
fice 250 Temple Court. Lawyer. 
Born June 2 7, 1874 at Albert Lea 
Minn, son of John and Delia (Ander- 
son) Bessesen. Married April 21, 
189 7 to Jennie Dailey. Graduated 
from Albert Lea High School 1893; 
U of M scientific course 1893-9 6; 
graduated from law dept in 1902. 
In theatrical business 189 7-99; in 
charge legal and collection dept Pow- 
ers Mercantile Co 189 9-19 02; in ac- 
tive gen practice of law in Minneapo- 
lis 1902 to date; senior member N W 
Bottling Co 189 6 to June 1, 1906. 
Officer in U of M Cadet Corps while 
attending Univ. Member Phi Gamma 
Delta college fraternity; Minneapolis 
Commercial Club. 

BESSESEX AVilliani Aaron, Albert 
Lea. Physician and surgeon (R). 
Born Feb 27. 1880 in Freeborn coun- 
ty Minn, son of John and Delia 
( Vehem ) Bessesen. Educated in pub- 
lic and high schools Albert Lea and 
graduated U of M, A B 1902; medi- 
cal dept N W Univ Chicago M D 
1905; post graduate course College 
of Liberal Arts Chicago Univ. M S 
1905. 



BIHLEMAN John H, St Paul. Res 

555 Ashland av, office 440 Gilfillan 
bldg. Saddlery and leather broker. 
Born Aug 3, 1841 at Dayton O, son 
of John and Evelyn B (Phelps) Bid- 
leman. Educated in public schools 
Dayton O. Reared to mercantile life; 
member of John Bidleman & Son 
1865-68; sold out to father 1868; 
trav salsn for Topf, Long & Co Evans- 
ville Ind 18 68-7 4; buyer and mngr 
for Jacob Straus & Co whol saddlers 
St Louis Mo 18 74-88; v pres Konantz 
Saddlery Co St Paul Minn 1888- 
1905; saddlery and leather broker 
1906. Served in Civil War; Squirrel 
Hunters of Ohio 30 days; 4th Ind 
Ohio Cavalry 9 months; 131st Ohio 
Infantry 100 days. Member Minn 
and Commercial clubs St Paul. 



BIGELOW Charles Henry, St Paul. 
Res 181 College av, office 3d and 
Jackson sts. P'ire and marine insur- 
ance. Born June 4, 1835 at Easton 
Washington county N Y, son of An- 
son and Eliza (Moores) Bigelow. At- 
tended public schools; Cambridge N 

Y Academy 1851-52; clerk in Troy N 

Y 1852-53; for W S Earl now of 
Earl & Wilson mnfrs Troy 1853-56; 
member Maulin & Bigelow (now Clu- 
ett, Peabody & Co) 1856-62; in lum- 
ber trade in Chicago with brothers 
1862 to date; moved to St Paul 18 64 
and founded firm of Bigelow, Mur- 
doch & Co agricultural imjilements; 
sold out 1867; sec St Paul Fire and 
Marine Insurance Co 1871-76; pres 
1876 to date; dir Merchants Nat 
Bank; dir N W Trust Co; dir Minn 
Mutual Life Insurance Co. 



BETZ Loui.s, St Paul. Res 3 51 
Bates av, office 2 3 Court House. 
City Comptroller. Born Feb 3, 
1862 in St Paul, son of John G 
and K Albertina (Leitner). Was 
educated in the St Paul public schools 
after which he spent 14 years in the 
whol grocery business and 10 years 
in the book and magazine business 
giving up the latter to become city 
comptroller. Is sec and treas of the 
Hauser & Sons Malting Co of S St 
Paul. Member of the Commercial 
Club and Junior Pioneers. Pres of 
the St Paul Sangerfest Society for 
1906 festival. 



BKiEIiOW (has Henry Jr, St Paul. 
Res 415 Laurel av. Merchant. Born 
June 4, 1866 in St Paul, son of Chas 
H and Alida (Lyman) Bigelow. Was 
married in 189 6 to Florence Fair- 
child daughter of H S Fairchild. Is 
a widower. Educated in St Paul pub- 
lic schools and is a graduate of Wil- 
liams (Mass) College class of 1887. 
Entered the hardware business in 
1888 with the whol firm of Farwell, 
Ozmun, Kirk & Co and is now v pres 
and gen mngr of same. Member of 
Minn Commercial and Town and 
Country clubs. 



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Little Sketches of Big Folks. 



BIGELOW Frederic Russell, St 

Paul. Res 416 Laurel av, offlce od 
and Jackson sts. Insurance. Born 
Mar 31, 1870 in St Paul, son of Chas 
H and Alida (Lyman) Bigelow. Ed- 
ucated in the St Paul public schools 
and graduated at Williams (Mass) 
College in class of 1891. Entered in- 
surance business the same year with 
St Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co 
and is now v pres and dir of same. 
Is a member of the Minn Club St Paul 
and Univ Club of N Y. 

BIGELOW Herbert H, St Paul. 
Res 805 Dayton av, office Brown & 
Bigelow bldg. Manufacturer. Born 
May 18, 1870 in Vt, son of Andrew 
S and Celeste (Huse) Bigelow. Grad- 
uated from Le Mars High School 
1889: from la College 1893. En- 
gaged as trav salsn for Osborne, 
Murphy & Co 1893-95; now pres 
Brown & Bigelow mnfrs of advertis- 
ing specialties: dir Wabasha Mill Co. 

BILL Fred A, Minneapolis. Res 
2203 Lyndale av N, office 2800 Wash- 
ington av N. Purchasing agent. Born 
Aug 12, 1850 at Hartsgrove O, son 
of E C and Betsey O ( Davis) Bill. Mar- 
ried in Sept 1877 to Clara M McMas- 
ter. Educated in the dist schools and 
at Grand River Institute Austinburg 
O. Steamboating on Mississippi riv- 
er 1868; clerk, dir and gen freight 
and passenger agt Diamond Jo Line 
Steamers 1873-93; auditor, local 
treas and gen passenger and freight 
agent and mngr Hot Springs Ry at 
Hot Springs Ark 1893-1903; pres St 
Paul Boiler & Mnfg Co 1900 to date: 
sec, gen passenger and freight and 
purchasing agent Minneapolis & 
Rainy River Ry 19 03 to date; pur- 
chasing agent Itasca Lumber Co 1903 
to date. 

BIXGEXHEIMEK Giistave E, Min- 
neapolis. Res 816 16th av N, office 
1728 2d St N. Born Mar 15, 1867 in 
Minneapolis, son of Jacob and Mar- 
garet (Snyder) Bingenheimer. Ed- 
ucated in the public schools of Min- 
neapolis. Learned drug business with 
Grossman & Plummer while attend- 
ing school. Engaged in drug busi- 
ness with E P Sweet 1885; engaged 
alone 1886-1904; purchased interest 
in Diamond Iron Works 1904; v pres 



and sec Diamond Iron Works; sec 
Diamond Mill Co: v pres Bingenheim- 
er Mercantile Co Mandan N D. Mem- 
ber Commercial Club. 

BIORN Carl Herman, St Paul. Res 
25 4 Summit pi, office 3 08 Globe 
bldg. Lawyer. Born May 4, 1871 at 
Manitowoc Wis, son of Rev L M and 
Borly (Fleischer) Biorn. Graduated 
St Olaf College Northfield Minn B A 
1891; United Church Theol Semin- 
ary B D 1895; law dept U of M, LL 
B 1898; ML later. Engaged in prac- 
tice of law in St Paul to date. 

BIORN Xels Andrew, Ada. Physi- 
cian and surgeon (R). Born Mar 6, 
18 72 in Manitowoc Wis, son of Rev 
L M and Borely (Fleischer) Biorn. 
Married Aug 19, 1906 to Julia Anne. 
Educated in Zumbrota Union High 
School; St Olafs College Northfield 
Minn; and medical dept of Hamline 
Univ St Paul. Since graduation in 
1901 has been engaged in practice 
of his profession in Ada. Member B 
P O E, K of P, M W A and I S W A. 

BIORXSTAD Gisle, Albert Lea. 
Physician and surgeon (R). Born 
March 19, 186 7 in Norway, son of 
Ole and Marion (Christiansen) Biorn- 
stad. Married in 19 03 to Martha 
Nestheim. Educated in public schools 
and Royal Univ of Norway graduat- 
ing A M 1886; U of M 1893; post 
graduate courses in England, Ger- 
many and France. Practiced medicine 
in Brandon, St Paul, Cannon Falls 
and located in Albert Lea 1904. Mem- 
ber Masonic fraterinty and I O O 
F. 

BISHMAN Charles A, Mankato. Res 
616 N 3d St. General contractor. 
Born June 10, 18 63 in Monie 111, 
son of Louis and Wilhelmina (Kauler) 
Bishman. Married in 1888 to Emma 
Schippel. Educated in the public 
schools of Mankato. Learned brick- 
laying trade 18 84; engaged in con- 
tracting business for self 1892; with 
his brother formed firm of Bishman 
Bros gen contrs and builders, com- 
posed of Charles A and Herman C 
Bishman 19 03, which firm continues 
to date. 



Little Sketches of Buj Folks. 



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BISHOP J M, Thief River Falls. 
Lawyer. Born Sept 14, 1868 in Iowa, 
son of Marshall and Ruth (Morlan) 
Bishop. Educated in Iowa Univ and 
Valparaiso (Ind) Univ 1890; graduat- 
ed from latter with degrees of B A; 
B S and LL B. Began practice of law 
in Iowa and later moved to Thief 
River Falls; now municipal judge. 

BISSON Can'iille, Henderson. Bank- 
er. Born April 7, 1856 in England, 
son of H H and Virginia (Arnould) 
Bisson. Married Oct 13, 1889 to El- 
eanor Grimes. Educated in College 
of Geneva Switzerland. Came to U 
S in 1858; located in Sibley county 
]\Iinn; resided in Switzerland 18 67- 
76; returned to Minn in 1876; re- 
sided at Henderson to date. Cashr 
Sibley County Bank. Member Knights 
of Pythias. 

BJORGE Henry Olson, Lake Park. 
Lawyer. Born March 7, 18 71 in Lake 
Park, son of Ole E and Mary Bjorge. 
Graduated from State Normal School 
at ]\Ioorhead 1893; from law dept U 
of :\I 1898. Has been engaged in 
practice of law and farming in Lake 
Park to date. Member of Minn Housp 
of Representatives 1905-1907. 

BLACK Henry Theodore, St Paul. 
Res 712 Goodrich av, office St Paul 
Dispatch. Editorial manager. Born 
Feb 2 5, 18 58 in Wheeling W Va. son 
of Thomas Gerald and Emilie Lovely 
(Woods) Black. Married June 7, 
18 83 to Julia M Purvis. Educated 
in graded schools Wheeling W Va; 
special high school course; private 
school; Blakely Institute and a spec- 
ial course under tutelage of brother 
who was reviewer on Popular Science 
Monthly. First engaged on WHieel- 
ing Register as asst editor, city edit- 
or and managing editor; moved to 
St Paul with Lewis Baker when he 
purchased St Paul Globe 1885, as- 
suming charge of Minneapolis dept; 
city editor Globe St Paul 1889 and 
managing editor same year; city 
editor St Paul Dispatch 1893-9 4; 
managing editor 189 4 to date. Form- 
er member W Va N G, serving 
through railroad riots at Martinsburg 
and Sir Johns Run 1877. Member 
Minn, Town and Country and Com- 
mercial clubs and sons of American 
Revolution. 



BLACK William Egerton, Crooks- 
ton. Real estate collections and in- 
surance. Born July 2, 1869 in Elm- 
wood Out, son of John and Mary 
(Kane) Black. Married Feb 2, 189 5 
to M E Carey. Educated in public 
and high schools; Elmwood graded 
schools and Owen Sound Collegiate 
Inst. Engaged in teaching school N D 
4 years; in lumber woods near Foss^ 
ton Minn; engaged in collection busi- 
ness Fosston Minn 1896-1905: mov- 
ed to Crookston and continued same 
1905 to date; propr W E Black's Coll 
&. Ins Agcy. Dep oil inspector Polk 
and Red Lake counties. City elk 
Fosston 5 years. 

BLACKMKH Henian, Albert Lea. 
Public official. Born Jan 3, 1850 in 
Amherst O, son of Franklin and Min- 
erva (Wilkins) Blackmer. Married 
in 1873 to Helen Webster (died 
19 03); in 1904 married to Ella 
Huyck. Educated in public schooh 
of Albert Lea and Oberlin O College; 
graduated from law dept Univ of 
Wis; admitted to practice 1873. Has 
been engaged in the practice of his 
profession in Albert Lea to date. 
Stockholder in Home Metallic Refrig- 
erator Co. Served as city justice, 
court comnr and has been judge of 
probate 18 85 to date, except 20 
months. Member Minn State and Free- 
born County Bar assns; Commercial 
Club; Masonic fraternity and I O O F. 



BLACK8TONE John Wiltortl, Min- 
neapolis. Res 1909 15th av S. Law- 
yer. Born Dec 22, 1835 at White 
Oak Springs, Lafayette county Wis, 
son of John W and Catherine ( Tom- 
linson) Blackstone. Married June 20, 
1861 to Ellen E Hardy. Graduated 
from Platteville Wis Academy in 
1855; at Beloit College 1855-57; 
special course at Brown Univ Provi- 
dence R I, 1 year. Studied law with 
John K Williams Shullsburg Wis; in 
partnership with him in law practice 
18 58-62; county judge Lafayette 
county WMs 1862-70; prosecuting atty 
1872-74; assemblyman 18 79; state 
senator 1880-81; pres Blackstone 
:Mining Co 1882-86; special examiner 
in U S Pension Office 1880-83; court 
comnr 5th judicial circuit Wis 1885- 
9 2. Member Masonic fraternity. 



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BLAKE John Duiiklee, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 1124 Mt Curve av. Real 
estate. Born in Marlboro, Windham 
county Vt May 16, 183 8, son of B 
William and Marilla (Dnnklee) 
Blake. Married April 15th, 1858 to 
Julia R Ingram. Educated in the 
public and private schools of Vt. 
First engaged in country store at 
Williamsville Vt; became partner in 
the firm of Walker & Blake 1855; 
sold out in 18 57 and became mngr 
of dry goods dept of Bracketts & Co 
at Brattleboro Vt. Purchased their 
business in 1858 under firm of 
Houghton & Blake. Removed to 
Rochester Minn 1860 and established 
firm of Blake & Co which continued 
until 1882; organizer and dir of the 
Union National Bank Rochester 
Minn; also gen mngr Chattanooga 
Iron Co 1874-89; owned an operated 
flour mill in Dodge county Minn; 
pres and gen mngr Southern Land 
Improvement Co and W Va Pineville 
& Tenn R R Co 1892-9 6; enaged in 
zinc and lead mining near Joplin Mo 
and Galena Kan 1900-1903: now 
engaged in real estate business in 
Minneapolis. 

BLAKELY Clare AV, Rochester. 
Publisher. Born Jan 14, 1867 in Dav- 
enport la, son of Amherst W and 
Amelia (Walker) Blakely. Married 
in 1900 to Frances M Crouch. Ed- 
ucated in the public schools Roches- 
ter 1873-84. First engaged with his 
father under the firm name of A W 
Blakely & Son in the publication of 
the Post and Record 1884 to April 
1907, when he became v pres of 
Blakely Ptg Co, successors to A W 
Blakely & Son. Member library 

board; served as city alderman 1893- 
190 5. Member K of P; A O U W 
and B P O E. 

liLAKE^LW Henry Jo.seph, Min- 
neapolis. Res 802 Western av, office 
3 08 Andrus bldg. Real estate, in- 
surance and employment. Born Feb 
14, 1881 in Minneapolis Minn, son of 
Frank P and Magdalena A (Inveen) 
Blakeman. Married Sept 20, 1905 to 
Ethel May Shepard. Educated in 
public schools of Minneapolis and re- 
ceived diploma from Minn School of 
Business 1902. Engaged as grocery 
elk Minneapolis 189 5-1901; supt's 
office W U Tel Co 1902-1905; now 



pi'opr of Blakeman Realty & Refer- 
ence Co Minneapolis real estate, ins 
and employment bureau. Clk and 
asst dep head consul M W of A. 

BLANCHE Thomas E, Duluth. Res 
415 E 2d St, office 33 2 W Superior 
St. Railway officiarl. Educated in the 
public schools of Buffalo. Engaged 
in railroad business in Buffalo with 
Michigan Central and Grand Trunk 
roads and in lake transportation in 
Lake Superior Transit Co and An- 
chor Lines; district freight agt Buff- 
alo of the N P Ry 1896-1902; ap- 
pointed gen- agt in charge of passen- 
ger and freight traffic in Duluth for 
same road 1902, which position he 
still holds. Member of Kitchi Gammi, 
Yacht, Curling and Northern Railway 
clubs. 

BLEECKER George M, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 152 7 Fremont av N, office 
519 Bank of Commerce bldg. Law- 
yer. Born Nov 19, 1861 in Whippany 
N J, son of Henry Ellis and Phoebe 
Wilson (Cook) Bleecker. Married 
1888 to Mary Frances Martin. At- 
tended Whippany N J Academy until 
1880; special work in U of M 1883- 
84; law dept Univ of Mich 1885-87 
graduating LL B. Has practiced law 
in Minneapolis 1887 to date. Clk 
probate court Hennepin county 1891- 
92. Member Minnesota Legislature 
1893-94. Member Masonic fraternity. 
Knights Templar, Shrine, B P O E 
and I O O F. 

BLISS Lafayette, Virginia. City 
school supt. Born Sept 15, 1865 in 
Chicago 111, son of William A and 
Elizabeth G (Gartley) Bliss. Mar- 
ried in 1893 to Anna E Cohoon. Ed- 
ucated in public schools Chicago; 
graduated from Carleton College A B 
1884. First engaged in teaching; 
supt of schools Waseca 189 5-1904; 
supt schools Duluth 19 04 to date. 
Member Commercial Club Virginia; 
Masonic fraternity. 

BLISSENBACH Angust, Mankato. 
Res 3 28 N 6th st, office 126 E Hick- 
ory. Publisher and journalist. Born 
April 15, 1861 in Cologne Germany, 
son of Joseph and Katherina ( Kirch) 
Blissenbach. Married in 1891 to 
Katherine Walraff. Educated in the 
jniblic echcols and gymnasium in 



1/ittIc Sh-(tr]iv.s of Bin FoJI^'-'f- 



4:j 



Oermany. Began business career in 
Germany coming to Milwaukee in 
1881: moved to Mankato in 1886 and 
engaged in photograpliy until 19 05. 
Editor and mngr of Mankato Post a 
German semi-weekly paper 1905 to 
date. Member Commercial Club and 
Knights of Columbus. 

BLODGETT Elijah H, Red Wing. 
Office 825 4th st. Retired merchant. 
Born Feb 16, 1832 in Weathersfleld 
Vt, son of Ashley and Orill (Has- 
kell) Blodgett. Married in 1855 to 
Sarah P Sturtevant. Educated in the 
public schools Montpelier Vt. Was 
first employed as pattern maker in 
machine shop 1848-66; moved to Red 
Wing Minn and engaged in the grain 
business 1866-1902; retired from 
grain business 19 02 and lias not been 
actively engaged since. Member Com- 
mercial Club. 

BLOMQUIST John, St Paul. Res 
73 E Cook St, office 613 N Y Life 
bldg. Fire insurance. Born Dec 10, 
1850 in Sweden. Married Jan 24, 
1883 to Elna Carlson. Educated in 
the public schools of Sweden and the 
evening schools of St Paul. Learned 
trade of stone cutter and mason and 
was engaged at same from 1872-8 
in Sweden: removed to St Paul 1881 
and engaged as stone contr until 
1896; connected with street dept St 
Paul 189 6-9 8; has been engaged in 
fire insurance business under firm 
name of Carlson & Blomquist 1904 
to date. Served as alderman 1st ward 
St Paul 1898-19 00; served on Char- 
ter Commission ; trustee Scandanav- 
ian Savings Bank St Paul. Member 
of Swedish Brothers; Arlington Camp 
M W A and East St Paul Commercial 
Club. 

BLOMSTROM Charles, Minneapolis. 
Res 3 40 5 Oakland av. office 2 49 6th 
av S. Machinist. Born Mar 9, 18 69 
in Sweden, son of Renol and Annie 
(Venerstrom) Blomstrom. Married 
1894 to Matilda Sutherland. Educat- 
ed in the common schools of Sweden. 
Came to U S 1887 and was em- 
ployed as a machinist in Mich until 
1890; moved to Minneapolis; in same 
trade 1890-1901; in business as Par- 
ten & Blomstrcm Minneapolis 1901 
to date. 



BLUNT Charles L, Albert Lea. Den- 
tist. Born Sept 2 9, 1869 in Cincinnat- 
us N Y, son of Ambrose and Eliza- 
beth L (Lee) Blunt. Married in 189 9 
to Julia A Freeman. Educated in high 
school Goshen Ind; graduated from 
Univ of Mich 1892. Practiced den- 
tistry since 1892 in Sioux City la, 
Yankton S D, Peoria 111 and located 
in Albert Lea Minn 1903. Member 
Commercial Club, Masonic fraternity, 
B P O E and K of P. 



BOARDMAN Frederick H, Minne- 
apolis. Res 1903 Mt Curve av, office 
53 7 Andrus bldg. Lawyer. Born Ap- 
ril 25, 1848 in Milltown N B, son of 
George A and Mary Jane (Hill) 
Boardman. Married in 1870 to Har- 
riet C Boutelle. Attended St Stepli- 
en's Academy; prepared for college 
at Phillips Academy Andover Mass 
and graduated from Bowdoin College 
Me 1869. Began study of law in Ca- 
lais Me; admitted to bar 1876; moved 
to Minneapolis 187 8 and formed law- 
partnership with C M Ferguson un- 
til 1885; later with M H Boutelle; 
now member firm of Boardman, Dev- 
er & Boardman. Member Minn House 
of Representatives 1882-83; county 
attorney Hennepin county 1901-1905. 



BOARDMAN Henry A, St Paul. Res 
1336 River boul, office 3 85 Jackson 
St. Merchant. Born Jan 2 5, 1843 
in Philadelphia Pa, son of Henry A 
and Eliza B (Jones) Boardman. Mar- 
ried Sept 1874 to Ellen Rice (now de- 
ceased) ; June 1894 to Mrs Cornelia 
M Coxe. Attended private schools in 
Philadelphia; graduated from Prince- 
ton College A B 1864. in employ 
Penn R R at Pittsburg Pa freiglit 
dept 1865-67; in mercantile business 
1867-69; located in St Paul Minn 
1870; with Lake Superior & 
Miss R R (N P) 1870-72 
bkpr Merchants National Bank St 
Paul 1873-77 ; cashr Auerbach, Finch, 
Culbertson & Co 18 77-81; with Min- 
nesota Terra Cotta Lumber Co fire- 
proofing 1884-88: mngr for Weniott, 
Howard & Co agts 1888-190 5: pres 
and treas Wemott-Howard Co whol 
crockery St Paul 19 05 to date. Mem- 
ber Delta Phi college fraternity; St 
Paul Commercial Club: Jobbers Un- 
ion. 



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Little HJxctches of Big Folks. 



BOBLETER Joseph, New 

Banker. Born Apr 19, 1S46 in 
birn Austria. Educated in 
schools; postmaster New Ulm 
85; member legislature 1S83; 
treas 1887-95; now cashr 
County Bank; served in Civil 
member M N G since 1871 an 
brig gen 1st Brigade; served in 
ish American War. 



Ulm. 

Dorn- 

public 

1873- 

state 

Brown 

War; 

d now 

Span- 



BOCKIVIAX Marcus Claus, St An- 
thony Park St Paul. Educator. Born 
Jan 9, 184 9, son of Fredrik and Nic- 
oline Bockman. Married in 189 6 to 
Inga Holby. Graduated from Chris- 
tiania Univ, A B 18 67 (philosophy) 
1868, (theology) 1875; D D from 
Muhlenberg College Pa 1900. Or- 
dained in Christiania 18 75; Lutheran 
pastor Goodhue county 18 75-86; pro- 
fessor Theologiac Luthersk Preste- 
skole Northfield 1886-90; at Augs- 
burg Seminary Minneapolis 1890-93; 
pres The Seminary of the United 
Norwegian Lutheran Church St Paul 
1893 to date. 

BODGE Lincoln J, Minneapolis. Res 
1323 8th st S E, office 523 Boston 
bik. Lawyer. Born May 24, 1865 iu 
Windham Me, son of John J and Mar- 
tha M (Webb) Bodge. Married July 
18, 1893 to Josephine Fling. Ed- 
ucated in Maine schools and graduat- 
ed from Bowdoin College A B 1889. 
Moved immediately to Minneapolis 
and has been engaged in the practice 
of his profession 1890 to date. Mem- 
ber Theta Delta Chi college fraternity 
and B P O E. 

BOEN Haldol- E, Fergus Falls. 
Publisher. Born Jan 2, 1851 in Son- 
dre Aurdal, Valders, Norway, son of 
Erik T and Ingeborg H (Bjorgo) 
Boen. Educated in common schools 
Norway and Minn. Moved to Fergus 
Falls 1871 and was employed in au- 
ditor's office; taught in public schools 
and engaged in farming; register of 
deeds 1888-92; elected to Congress 
as Peoples Party nominee 1892; iden- 
tified with public ownership move- 
ment; editor and publisher The TTer- 
gus Falls Globe 189 5 to date. Mem- 
ber I O O F. 

BOERIXGEK William Edward, St 

Paul. Res 119 E Colorado, office 61 
E 5th St. Optician. Born July 2 7, 



1868 in St Louis, son of Peter Boer- 
inger. Educated in public schools 
of St Paul. Engaged in business with 
father as Boeringer & Son makers of 
surveying and precision instruments 
from time of leaving school. Member 
of St Paul Board of Education 1905. 



BOGSTAl) Rasmus, Moorhead. 
Educator. Born Oct 5, 1861 in Nor- 
way, son of Rasmus and Johanna 
( Froistad ) Bogstad. Married Dec 
27, 1894 to Valborg Catherine Nel- 
son. Educated in the Norwegian 
schools; in Luther College Decorah 
la; Theological Seminary, United 
Lutheran Church St Paul and U of 
M. Engaged in teaching school 

1885-90; ordained minister 1890; 
professor of Latin, German and Bible 
study in Concordia College Moor- 
head 1891; pres of same 1902 to 
date. Has been very active in ad- 
vancing the college interests: built 
dormitory in 1893; raised $60,000 
for new main building in 1906. 

BOLEYN E Sydney, Stillwater. Res 
Sawyer House, office Mower blk. 
Physician. Born May 1, 1864 at sea 
on British vessel, son of Charles and 
Desidere (Charpenter) Boleyn. Ed- 
ucated in private schools in England 
and medical dept of Univ of Edin- 
burgh; graduated U of M, M D 1894. 
Engaged in hospital work Minneapo- 
lis 2 years; located in Stillwater 
1894. Member of Washington Coun- 
ty and Minn State Medical assns; Nu 
Sigma Nu college fraternity. 



BOLIX John H, Cloquet. Supt The 
Diamond Match Co. Born Aug 13, 
1873 in Bollsta Sweden, son of Erick 
J and Carin (Ulander) Bolin. Emi- 
grated to U S 189 6. Graduated from 
Augustana College Rock Island 111 
1900. First employed as matchmak- 
er in Menominee Mich 189 6-9 9; chief 
bkpr for the Square Peoples House 
Furn Co Menominee until 1905; 
moved to Cloquet as supt of the Dia- 
mond Match Co 19 05 and continues 
same to date. Member Commercial 
Club of Duluth; Menominee Lodge 
269 A F & A M; Chapter 107 R A M; 
Commandery 35 K T. 



Little SkctvlK's of Hiii F<>tl:s. 



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BOLT James, St Paul. Res 154 

Western av N, office 117 E 4th st. 
Real estate and loans. Born Dec 
2 9, 185 8 In Lichtensteig Switzerland, 
son of Nicholas and Anna ( Boesch ) 
Bolt. Educated in primary and high 
schools Lichtensteig and cantonal 
school Lausanne Switzerland. After 
leaving school took a 3 year course 
in banking; later was employed for 1 
year with his father; removed to N 
Y 18 79 and was employed as bkpr 
and cashr until 1886; moved to St 
Paul 188 6 and was variously employ- 
ed in banking institutions and for 
7 years with Mannheimer Bros dry 
goods; engaged in real estate busi- 
ness alone 189 6-19 04; as member 
of firm of Bolt Bros 19 04-19 06; 
alone 1906 to date. Member Real 
Estate Exchange. 

BOLTER Leon Mayiiaid, Grand 
Rapids. Banker. Born Jan 28, 1874 
in South Amherst Mass, son of Ed- 
ward G and Hattie E (Nutting) Bolt- 
er. Married Oct 189 8 to Roxana Hel- 
gaard. Educated in common and 
high schools South Amherst and Am- 
herst Mass. Moved to Cloquet 189 4 
and engaged as elk for Prince, Shel- 
don <^- Co bankers until 1896 when 
the business was incorporated as 
Merchants Bank of Cloquet of which 
he was cashr until 1898; name 
changed to First National Bank in 
w^hich he remained in same capa- 
city until 1900; dist mngr Equitable 
Life Assurance Society Duluth 1900- 
1902; moved to Grand Rapids and 
organized First State Bank of which 
he is cashr; v pres First State Bank 
Bovey Minn. 

BOLTOX Newton H, Minneapolis. 
Res 182 9 21/2 St S, office 166 Western 
av. Manufacturer. Born Feb 10, 
183 9 in Cleveland O, son of Hiram 
and Gracelia (Shepard) Bolton. Mar- 
ried Nov 12, 1865 to Mary L Norton. 
Educated in common schools and 
academy at Twinsburg O. Engaged in 
farming until 1861; in mechanical 
business 1861-65; supt of sawmill 
Omro Wis until 1872; moved to Min- 
neapolis 18 72 and engaged in ma- 
chinery mnfg business; pres Bolton 
Lath & Shingle Machinery Co 189 8 
to date. 



BOND Charles E, Minneapolis. Res 
1416 Willow St, office 418 Guaranty 
bldg. Lawyer. Born March 18. 1865 
near Titusville N J, son of Charles 
C and Mary P (Jones) Bond. Mar- 
ried Dec 4, 1897 to Marie Antoniette 
Palmer. Attended common schools 
of N J; College of Pharmacy; Minne- 
apolis School of Physicians and Sur- 
geons (now part of Hamline Univer- 
sity); law dept U of M, LL B 1890; 
LL M 1896; studied for D C L, U 
of M 189 7-9 8; instructor law dept U 
of M 189 6-9 7. Reared on a farm; 
bound to service as a farmer's boy 
18 76-80; worked in Minneapolis saw- 
mills 1881; cook in grading camp on 
N P Ry Mont; in U S army 1881-86; 
in retail drug business 188 7-90; ad- 
mitted to practice of pharmacy in 
Minn 1887; capt 15th Minn Vols in 
Spanish-American War; practiced 
law in Minneapolis 1890 to date. 

BOXD Scipio, Anoka. Dentist. Born 
April 2 8, 185 9 in Dayton township, 
Hennepin county Minn, son of Heze- 
kiah and Ann (Hough) Bond. Mar- 
ried Dec 2, 1886 to Laura A Burr- 
ill. Educated in the pul)lic schools: 
worked at farming, lumbering and 
teaching school until 1885; began 
course 18 85 and graduated from 
Pennsylvania College of Dental Sur- 
gery D D S 18 89; post graduate 
course Chicago 189 6. Has been en- 
gaged in the practice of dentistry 
in Anoka to date. Member Minne- 
sota State Dental Assn and Anoka 
Carnegie Library Board. 

BOOKSTAVER George Cole, St 

Paul. Res 60 5 Dayton av, office 46 
Davidson blk. Manufacturers' agent. 
Born April 7, 1871 in New York N 
Y, son of George Cole and Mary Anne 
(McKenna) Bookstaver. Educated in 
the common schools New York City 
and St Paul High School graduating 
as pres of his class; clerk in Pow- 
ers Dry Goods Co 1890-91; city sales- 
man 1891-9 7; trav salesman 189 7- 
98; served in Spanish-American War 
as 1st lieut Co B 15th Minn Vol. 
and returned as city salesman in same 
employ until 19 00; resigned and ac- 
cepted position of mnfrs' agt for Per- 
cival D Palmer & Co Chicago, mnfrs 
of women's and children's garments 



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Little tSkctcJies of Big Folks. 



handling dist of Minn and N and S 
Dakota. Member Commercial, Town 
and Country clubs and B P O E. Or- 
ganized and was first capt of original 
Roosevelt Club; served 10 years as 
drill officer in Co D 1st Regt M N G. 

BORER Leo J, St Paul. Res 161 
College av, office 1002-1003 NY Life 
bldg. Ins, loans and real estate. Born 
Mar 3, IS 79 in St Paul, son of Ursus 
and Ludwine (Miller) Borer. Mar- 
ried April 14, 1902 to Margaret V 
Mitsch. Graduated from Cretin High 
School 1893: attended college at 
Feldkirch Austria and Aigle Switzer- 
land graduating June 2 0, 1897. Gen 
agt German Ace Assn Corp; special 
agt German Fire Ins Co; State agt 
United American Fire Ins Co of Mil- 
waukee. Doing gen ins, loan and real 
estate business and taking care of 
family estate. 

BORER Ursus, St Paul. Res 161 
College av, office 1002 N Y Life bldg. 
Retired capitalist. Born March 13, 
183 2 in Kleinlutzel Switzerland, son 
of Joseph and Anna Maria Borer. 
Married in 187 8 to Ludwine Muller. 
Educated in Soleure Switzerland 
183 9-4 6. Moved to U S and settled 
in New Orleans 18 54; engaged in 
copper mining in Calumet Mich and 
vicinity until 1856; moved to St Paul 
and was in employ of Fritag whol 
grocery house until 1858; engaged 
in retail grocery business for self 
1858-77; traveled in Switzerland un- 
til 1878; returned to St Paul and en- 
gaged in real estate business and in 
supervision of his own property in- 
terests until 1903; retired and trans- 
ferred his interests to his son Leo J 
Borer; now spends the greater part 
of his time in Europe. Member St 
Peter Benevolent Society; D R K U 
V; on board of German Catholic Or- 
phanage. 

BORRESOX Bone H, St Paul. Res 
840 Curfew av, office and works Cur- 
few and University avs. Machinist 
and manufacturer. Born in Norway 
186 4, son of Hans A and Marie (An- 
dersen) Borreson. Married 189 2 to 
Cora E Johnson. Attended the Latin 
School at Lillehammer Norway; the 
public schools at LaCrosse Wis; and 
the Univ of Wis. Instructor in me- 



chanical dept Purdue Univ Lafayette 
Ind; apprenticed to John James & 
Co LaCrosse Wis; worked in vari- 
ous machine shops and manufac- 
tories in different parts of the U S; 
had charge of the machine shops of 
Gisholt Machine Co Madison Wis in 
its early days; from then until 189 7 
propr N W Machine Works Minneapo- 
lis and founder and propr Borreson 
Mnfg Co mnfg machinists IMinneapo- 
lis and St Paul 1906 to date. 

BOSWORTH William B, Ada. 
Farmer and contractor. Born Sept 
23, 1861 in Elyria O, son of Daniel and 
Ann Eliza (Nevins) Bosworth. At- 
tended county school Mower county 
and graded school LeRoy Minn. Mov- 
ed to Ada 1864 and has been engaged 
as contr under firm name of Bosworth 
Bros to date; making specialty of 
municipal work and drainage. Owner 
of fine farms comprising 1000 acres. 
Dir Norman County Telephone Co; 
propr Opera House; former sergt in 
M N G. 

BOrCK Ira W, Royalton. ]\Ier- 
chant. Born Feb 2 2, 18 55 in Indepen- 
dence la, son of J S and Elizabeth 
(Elliott) Bouck. Educated in com- 
mon schools and Iowa State Agri- 
cultural College. Engaged in general 
merchandise business 1880 to date; 
also farming and dealing in grain. 
Has served as postmaster and filled 
other offices; now pres High School 
Board. Member Minn House Repre- 
sentatives for past 3 terms. 

BOUSFIELD Edward F, ]\Iinneapo- 
lis. Res 19 S 13th st, office 2 60 Mar- 
shall st. Manufacturer. Born Sept 
4, 1849 in Kirtland, Lake county O, 
son of John and Sarah (Feather- 
stone) Bousfield. Educated in the 
public schools of Cleveland O and at 
Oberlin College O. Shipping clerk 
for Bousfield & Poole mnfrs wooden- 
ware, lumber, sash and dooi-s, and 
matches Cleveland O 1867-72; bkpr 
Ohio Woodenware Co Cleveland 1872- 
75; member Bousfield & Co mnfrs of 
woodenware Bay City Mich 1875-81; 
incorporated 1881-82; out of busi- 
ness 1882-84; pres Bousfield & Co 
Bay City Mich 1884-87; principal 
owner pres and treas Bousfield Wood- 
enware Co organized 1890; incor- 



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coryorated 190 4. Member Minnea- 
polis and St Anthony Commercial 
clubs Minneapolis. 

BOWDEX James C, Minneapolis. 
Res 3 9 50 Portland av, office 633 Se- 
curit.v Bank bldg. Lumberman. Born 
Feb 9, 184 7 in Liverpool England, 
son of John and Mary (Eustace) 
Bowden. Married twice: in 1876 to 
Susan R Douglas; and in 1890 to 
Carrie I Winans. Educated in com- 
mon schools Liverpool. Moved to 
Rockford 111 1858; served in 65th 
111 Inf 1862-65; from 1865-67 farmed 
and attended school at Rockford 111; 
moved to Wis and engaged in lum- 
ber business 18 67-8 7; in lumber 
business as pres of Bowden, Murray 
Lumber Co St Paul 188 7-90; mem- 
ber of Fox, Wisdom Lumber Co saw- 
mills near Duluth 1890-9 7; moved 
to Minneapolis 189 7 and has been 
engaged in lumber business to date. 
Member Masonic fraternity. 

BOAVE Oliver P, ^Minneapolis. Res 
3215 S Colfax av. office 4 65 Temple 
Court. Lawyer. Born April 17, 183 4 
in Jefferson N Y, son of Prosper and 
Lois (Bachellor) Bowe. Married Nov 
15, 1860 to Frances A Chase. Ed- 
ucated in common schools; graduated 
from Bradley Academy Belleville N 
Y 1853; read law at Watertown N Y; 
admitted to bar 1855; began practice 
at Fond du Lac Wis 1858; enlisted 
in 3 6th Wis Inf 1862 remaining in 
service until 1865; returned to Fond 
du Lac W'is and continued in prac- 
tice of law until 1883; moved to 
Minneapolis 1883 and engaged in 
his profession to date. Member G 
A R. 



BOWLER Biutoii H, Minneapolis. 
Res 619 9th av S E, office 501 Loan 
& Trust bldg. Lawyer. Born Nov 
7, 1871 in Nininger, Dakota county 
Minn, son of James M and Elizabeth 
(Coleff) Bowler. Received his ed- 
ucation in Bird Island public schools; 
high school Minneapolis; graduated 
from U of M law dept 189 6. En- 
gaged in practice Bird Island 1896- 
1904; moved to Minneapolis and 
has continued in practice to date. 
Member firm of Parsons & Bowler. 
Member Masonic fraternity. 



BOWLER James M, Minneapolis. 
Res 619 9th av S E, office 501 Loan 
& Trust bldg. Real estate. Born Jan 
10, 183 8 in Lee Me, son of Edward 
and Clara Augusta (Smith) Bowler. 
Married Nov 30, 1862 to Lizzie S 
Caleff. Educated in public schools; 
Lee Normal Academy and Westbrook 
Seminary. Moved to Minnesota 1858 
and was employed as a printer in St 
Anthony and teacher in country 
school until 1861; served in U S army 
1861-66; engaged in teaching and 
farming in Dakota and Renville coun- 
ties 1866-73; farming exclusively 
1873-1901; moved to Minnaepolis 
1901 and has been engaged in real es- 
tate business to date. Member State 
House of Representatives 1878-80; 
sec to speaker of House 1891; state 
dairy and food comnr 1899-1901; 
candidate for railroad commission 
1904; candidate for lieut gov 1S96- 
9 8 and for Congress on Peoples Par- 
ty ticket 1894; v pres and dir In- 
dependencia Mining and Smelting Co; 
dir Copper Butte Mines; member real 
estate firm Bowler & Gibbs. Member 
Masonic fraternity, Loval Legion and 
G A R. 



BOWLER Madison C. Minneapolis. 
Res 619 9th av S E, office 100 Oneida 
blk. Lawyer. Born Sept 2 6, 18 75 
in Renville county Minn, son ot 
James M and Elizabeth (Caleff) 
Bowler. Educate in the common 
schools Bird Island Minn; high 
school Minneapolis; graduated from 
U of M law dept 1903. Began prac- 
tice in Minneapolis 1903 as atty for 
]Minn Title, Ins & Trust Co and has 
continued in same position to date. 
Member Military Order Loyal Le- 
gion. 



BOXELL Edwaid Carty, St Paul. 
Res 40 8 Carroll, office 33 7 Wabasha. 
Physician and surgeon (R). Born 
Nov 13, 18 63 in Afton Minn, son ot 
John William and Mary (Shaw) Box- 
ell. Married June 25, 1902 to Mary 
E Hess. Educated in the common 
schools of Afton Minn; St Croix Val- 
ley Academy Afton; graduated from 
medical dept Hamline Univ St 
Paul; Minneapolis College of Phy- 
sicians and Surgeons; Minn College 



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Little Sketches of Hi<i Folks. 



of Pharmacy with degrees of M D, 
Ph G and C M. Began the practice 
of his profession in Buffalo Minn and 
was health officer 189 2-93; moved to 
St Paul Park and continued prac- 
tice 1893-97; moved to St Paul 1897 
and has continued to practice there 
to date. Honorary member Antho- 
logical Society of London. Member 
Commercial Club; American Medical 
Assn; Minn State and Ramsey county 
Medical societies. 

BOXRUD Christian H, Red Wing. 
Res 1009 East av, office 413 Main st. 
Merchant. Born Aug 17, 1845 in 
Bidsvold Norway, son of Halvor and 
Martha M Boxrud. Married in 18 73 
to Nettie Aim. Educated in the pub- 
lic schools of Eidsvold Norway and 
business college Christiania Norway. 
Moved to Red Wing and was en- 
gaged working in woods and saw- 
mills in Minn 18 64-68; elk in gen 
store 1868-75; engaged in dry gcods 
business as member of Boxrud Bros 
1875 to date. Member Commercial 
Club. 

BOXRUD Richaid H, Red Wing. 
Res 80 4 East av, office 413 Main st. 
Merchant. Born Sept 12, 1851 in Eids- 
vold Norway, son of Halvor Boxrud. 
Married in 18 80 to Jennie Evans. 
Educated in the public schools of 
Goodhue county Minn 1857-64. First 
engaged as elk in dry goods business 
1872-7 5; partner in firm of Boxrud 
Bros dry goods 18 75 to date. Mem- 
ber Commercial Club. 

BOYCE Samuel F, Duluth. Res 
320 12th av E, office 329 W Superior. 
Drugs. Born Aug 1, 1842 in Wells- 
ville O, son of Robert and Christina 
(Wilhelni) Boyce. Married in 1869 
to Lucien Lane and in 189 9 to Minie 
A Gould. Educated in common, high 
and Presbyterian schools Wellsville 
O. Served in 104th Ohio Regt 1862- 
66; telegraph opr 1866-69; in drug 
business Chillicothe O; same Duluth 
1884-85; sec Richardson Drug Co 
Omaha 1885; returned to Duluth 
18 86 and engaged in drug business 
to date. Member Commercial Club, 
Masonic fraternity and GAR. 



BOYD George B, St Paul. Res 796 
Capitol Heights, office 416 Globe 
bldg. Real estate. Born May 2 0, 
1859 in Little Canada, Ramsey coun- 
ty Minn, son of Dr E A and Sarah 
Bragg (Farrington) Boyd. Married 
Jennie Hinds May 2 0, 1881. Edu- 
cated in the public schools finishing 
at old high school 7th and Jackson 
sts St Paul. Engaged as elk in mer- 
cantile business 4 years; traveled for 
Hoxsie & Jaggar comn merchants 1 
year; engaged in comn business with 
his brother A P Boyd until 1885; 
then entered real estate business; 
with American Biscuit Mnfg Co a? 
cashr and credit man 189 0-9 4; re- 
entered partnership with A P Boyd 
in feed and fuel business 1894 be- 
coming sole owner 1898-1904; re-en- 
gaged in the real estate business 
19 04 to date. Member of Board of 
Trade, Junior Pioneers Assn, TOO 
F, M W A, A O U W^; and Chamber 
of Commerce in 18 84. 

BOYER Samuel Huntington, 

Duluth. Res 219 2d av E, office 207- 
208-209 Lyceum bldg. Physician 
(R). Born July 1, 1866 in Oil City 
Pa, son of Samuel P and Carrie C 
(Huntington) Boyer. Married June 
14, 19 00 to Emma Meining. Educat- 
ed in the common and high schools 
of Titusville Pa, Univ of Penn medi- 
cal dept graduating M D 1890. On 
leaving college began practice of his 
profession in Titusville; removed to 
Duluth 1891 and has been actively 
engaged to date. Coroner of St 

Louis county 1901-1903; re-elected 
for term 1903-1905. Member of St 
Louis County and Minn State Medi- 
cal societies, Commercial Club, B P 
O E, F O E and Masonic fraternity. 



BOYLHARI) John A, Rochester. 
Public official. Born Nov 1856 in 
Washington county Pa, son of E and 
Mary (Pierce) Boylhard. Married in 
1878 to Hanna Coleman. Educated 
in the public schools of Washington 
county Pa and Alleghany Pa. First 
engaged as blksmith in Pittsburgh 
Pa 1873-7 5; moved to Rochester 
Minn and followed same business 
1875-90; employed in machine shop 
Rochester 1890-9 2; engaged in ho- 



Little Sketches of BUj Folks. 



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tel business Rochester 1892-1900. 
Chief of fire dept Rochester 189 3 to 
date. Member A O U W. 

BRACKBTT William Pioctor, Min- 
neapolis. Res 33 4 5 2d av S, office 

2 5 Chamber of Commerce. Grain. 
Born Feb 2 6, 185 7 at Orono Me, son 
of H H and Mary Scott (Felton) 
Brackett. Married May 4, 1880 to 
Hattie B Bryant. Educated in the 
Minneapolis public schools and U of 
M. Engaged in grain business 18 70 
to date; now sec and treas Slieffleld 
Elevator Co. 

BRADFORD Beii.janiin Czapski, St 

Paul. Res 11 Summit ct. office 70 8 
Pioneer Press bldg. Railway and 
mill supplies. Born Feb 17, 1873 in 
Memphis Tenn, son of Louis and 
Nora (Bradford) Czapski. Educated 
in the public schols of Des Moines la 
and public and private schools Col- 
umbia Tenn. Engaged as elk in ins 
business Louisville Ky 1889; audit- 
or's office Ohio Valley Ry; in charge 
of dept in gen office Royal Ins Co at 
Louisville Ky until 1901; moved to 
St Paul same year and engaged as 
purchasing agt for American Grass 
Twine Co and Minnie Harvester Co 
until 1903; now engaged as broker 
in railway and mill supplies. Served 

3 years in lenn Nat Guard. Mem- 
ber of INIinn Town and Country, Minn 
Boat and N \V Ry clubs St Paul, 
Northern Ry Club Duluth. 

BRADFORD John M, St Paul. Res 
13 2 Cambridge av, office Manhattan 
bldg. Lawyer. Born May 8, 18 75 in 
Dodge county ]\Iinn, son of .John N 
and Elizabeth (McCartney) Brad- 
ford. Married Aug 15, 1900 to .Tare 
e; Pomeroy. Attended common and 
high school in Minneapolis; U of M 
academic dept 2 years; night course 
law dept 3 years; graduated LL B 
1897. Practi-'pd la"' in Minne- 

PI)olis 1897-9!^; i" St Paul 1899 to 
date; member Morphv. Ewing & 
Bradford lawyers 1903 to date; v 
pres Midland Su])ply Co whol ma- 
chinery 19 04 to date; v pres British 
Mortgage Co loans 1903 to date. 
Member Sigma Chi college frater- 
nitynity; Masonic fraternity; Com- 
mercial and Minn Boat clubs St Paul. 
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BRADLEY Thomas Piingle, Du- 
luth. Res 211 E 3d st, office 212 
Palladio bldg. Lumber and cedar. 
Born May 13, 1881 in Bay City Mich, 
son of Edward L and Lucretia A 
(Pringle) Bradley. Married Aug 10, 
19 04 to Emma Black. Educated in 
the common and high schools of Du- 
luth. Entered lumber business and 
was employed in various capacities 
1898-1902; sec of Duluth Log Co 
1902; 'sec and gen mngr of same 
1904; sec and gen mngr Duluth Ced- 
ar Co. Member Commercial, Yacht, 
Boat and Curling clubs. Masonic fra- 
ternity and B P O E. 



BRADY Thomas F, Hibbing. Res 
1019 3d av, office 218 Pine st. Pub- 
lic official. Born Mar 27, 1868 in 
Houghton Mich, son of Thomas M 
and Margaret (Friel) Brady. Mar- 
ried 189 7 to Anna Haben (died April 
3, 1905); Dec 16, 1906 to Delia La 
Franc. Educated in the common and 
high schools Houghton Mich gradu- 
ating 1886 and attended law dept 
Notre Dame Univ 1887-89. Editor 
of newspaper Ontanagon Mich 1890- 
91. Removed to Duluth 1892 and 
entered law office of his father 
Thomas ]M Brady under firm name of 
T M Brady & Sons until 189 4. Re- 
moved to Grand Rapids Minn witli 
father and remained 1 year; thence 
to Hibbing where he has been en- 
gaged in practice to date. Town- 
ship elk Hibbing 1896-i900; village 
recorder 19 00-1903; municipal judge 
of Hibbing 1904-190 7; re-elected 
19 07 for 3 years; village atty 1905- 
1906. Member B P O E and K of P. 



BRAIXERD Charles E, Albert Lea. 
Public official. Born Mar 23, 1854 
in Binghamtcn N Y, son of .lames C 
and Elmira (Farrington) Brainerd. 
Married in 1883 to Elizabeth E 
Brown. Educated in public schools 
Spring Green Wis. Worked on rail- 
road 1872-7 6; farming 18 76-7 8; 
milling la 1878-83; same Albert Lea 
1883-87; meat business and elk Al- 
bert Lea 1887-1900; city elk until 
1907; now county auditor. Member 
Commercial Club and Masonic frater- 
nity. 



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UKA3IHALL William Ely, St Paul. 
Res 506 Iglehait st, cffice 604 NY 
Life bldg. Lawyer. Born Aug Zb, 
1856 at Ithaca N Y, son of William 
Wallace and Mary < Hamblin)_ Bi-ani- 
hall. Graduated Cornell 18 << C L 
B; Columbia 1S80 LL B. Member 
Nelson & Bramhall lawyers St Paul. 
Member Alpha Delta Phi college fra- 
ternity. 

BRIXDEXBURG Alonzo, Fergus 
Falls. Banker. Born Nov 1- 1849 
in Dayton O. son of A M and Kathe- 
rine Brandenburg. Married Aug 1-. 
187 4 to Alice A Faber. Educated 
in high school Trempealeau ^^'ls. 
Clk in gen store Trempealeau 
Wis 1868-70; machinery business 
1873-79- sheriff Otter Tail County 
1882-89! pres Fergus Falls Nat Bank 
1890-95; cashr First State Bank 
19 02 to date. Member School Board. 
Member Masonic fraternity. 

BRANDEBURY Edward T, Mimie- 
apolis. ' Res 2409 Garfield ay. office 
215 Security Bank bldg. Lawyer. 
Born March 2 8, 18 59 in Deleware O 
son of Charles B and Martha J 
rHamilton) Brandebury. Married 
Nov 7 1901 to Elizabeth Van Anda. 
Educated in public ^f^^ools Gradu- 
ated Ohio Wesleyan Univ 1880. law 
school 188:3. Moved to Minneapolis 
18 83 and continued practice there 
until 1887; practiced in Deleware O 
1887-1904' removed to Minneapolis 
and has practiced there to date. 



BRANDELL John, Anoka. Jewel- 
er Born April 18, 1855 in Piteo 
Sweden son of Olof and Anna 
(Bjeikman)' Brandell. Married Aug 
13 1891 to Emma C Norberg. Ed- 
ucated in common schools of Swed- 
en- moved to Burlington la 18^-- 
same year to Anoka; engaged in Inm^ 
hering from 1882 to 18 86. Staitea 
hf ewe n business and has been en- 
gagirin same to date. Alderman 
1896-97. 

BRANDT (Christian, St Paul Res 
390 Partridge st. office 2 02 Dispatch 
bldg. Editor. Born Jan 28, 1853 
in Norwav. Married Jan 2 8 l\i}^ 
o Bessie -Sorensen. Amended mi i^ 
tarv school Christiania Norway. Came 
to VsT876; with Daily Scandina- 
vian Chicago as city editor 187 6-* S, 



on La Crosse paper 187 8-80; pub- 
lished Red River Posten until 18 81; 
now editor the Nordvestern St Paul. 
Member M N G 24 years private to 
Inspector Gen. Member Norden Club, 
Sons of Norway and I O O F. Organ- 
ized Scandinavian regiment for h A 
War. 

BRAXTON Berton J, Atwater. 
Phvsician and surgeon (R). Born 
Sept 20, 1883 in Willmar Minn, son 
of J Franklin and Alice (Thompson) 
Brpnton. Married July H. 1906 to 
Alice A Brown. Educated in com- 
mon schools Willmar Minn; gi-aduat- 
ed medical dept U of M, M D 1905. 
Since engaged in practice of his pro- 
fession in Atwater. Member Atwa- 
ter Commercial Club, Kandiyohi 
Swift County, Crow Wing and Mmn 
State T^Iedical societies and American 
Medical Assn. 

BRATRUI) Theodor, Warren. Phy- 
sician (R). Born in 187 4 in Fill- 
more county Minn, son of Ole and 
Elsie Bratrud. Educated in Spring 
Valley High School; graduated fiom 
IT of M B A 1896; Northwestern 
Univ Medical School 1897; U of M 
M D 189 9. House surgeon City and 
County Hospital St Paul 1899-1900 
lecture and clinical courses at hos- 
pitals in Vienna, P^"-; BeHm and 
London 1903. Associated ^Mth D' 
W S Anderson since 1906 in War- 
ren- surgeon to Warren Hospital and 
••Soo- Railroad. Member American 
Medical Assn; Minn State and Re 
River valley Medical ^^.^'^^'^^^^ ''] 
Wiener Verein; Masonic fraternity. 
I O O F and B P O E. 

BR ATT 1 AX n Michael A, Ada. 
Lawver. Born Oct 9, 1866 in W a- 
.eZ' countv Minn, son of Michael 
and Elizabeth (Stromme) Brattland^ 
Married Julv 7, 1897 to Mabel F 
Dawlev Educated in Red Wmg 

Seminary md graduated LL B from 
U of M. Engaged in practice of law 
in Mcintosh Polk county Mmn 1S91- 
93- worked in law office Minneapo- 
lis' 1890-91; practiced law in Ada 
^893 to date. Dir State Banks of 
Winger and Hendrum Minn and 
Crosby and Kloten N D. Jf S^. "^ 
probate 1895-98; now count> att>^ 
Member Masonic fraternity and 
Canadian Foresters. 



Little Sketches of Bif/ Folks. 



51 



BRAY Niel C, Henderson. Real 
estate. Born Dec 1, 1862 in Faxon 
Minn, son of Patrick and Catherine 
(Hughes) Bray. Married April 2 8, 
19 02 to Nellie Herrick. Received ed- 
ucation in Henderson public and high 
schools; elk in county auditor's office 
Grand Forks N D 1883; bkpr H 
Poehler Co Henderson Minn 1884; 
deputy county auditor Sibley county 
Minn 1884-94; register of deeds Sib- 
ley countv Minn and official abstrac- 
tor of title 1895-1907. 

IJKEMKR Otto, St Paul. Res 73 8 
E 4th-st. office City Hall. Public 
official. Born in Germany, son of 
Edward and Matilda Maiden. Edu- 
cated in common schools and prepa- 
ratory schools Germany. Engaged in 
farming Germany until 188 6 when 
he moved to St Paul; employed with 
Farwell, Ozmun, Kirk & Co 1886; 
with Nat German American Bank 
1887-1900; city treas; now serving 
4th term; dir American Nat Bank; 
stockholder Nat German American 
Bank; sec and treas Schmidt Brew- 
ing Co. Member B P O E and K 
of P. 

HREXXAX E(]\vaid William, St. 

Paul. Res 715-18V2 av N E Min- 
neapolis, office Water and State sts 
St Paul. Foundryman. Born Dec 2 5, 
1873, in Brardwood 111, son of J C 
and S .1 (Hall) Brennan. Mar- 

ried in 189 7 to Louise Breckel. 
Educated in public schools. Ap- 
prentice in Wyman & Widdowson 
foundry Austin Minn from 1889; 
moved with them to Minneapolis; in 
business for self as partner in Pier 
Foundry St Paul from 1907. 

BRETT Geoi'j^e E, Mankato. Res 
4 62 Broad, office 3 2 7-329 S Front. 
Merchant. Born Nov 23, 184 6 in 
Strong Me, sen of Cyrus Hamlin and 
Mary (Hunter) Brett. Married Mar 
19, 1874 to Lizzie E Maxfield. Ed- 
ucated in public schools Lewiston Me 
and Lewiston College. Dry goods 
elk Winona 1863-66; in charge of 
branch store Faribault 1866-68; in 
dry goods business for self Mankato 
18 68-72; pres Geo E Brett Inc; v 
pres Mankato Savings Bank. Mem- 
ber Commercial Club; Masonic fra- 
ternity, B P O E and K of P. 



BREAX-ER Frank A, Duluth. Res 
2215 E Superior st, office 3 Mesaba 
blk. Lumber and mining. Born 
Nov 28, 1854 in Oakland county 
Mich, son of Addison P and Sarah 
Brewer. Married Sept 187 7 to .Jen- 
nie Duncan. Educated in the com- 
mon and high schools Saginaw Mich 
and Albion College Mich. Engaged 
in lumber business as Duncan & 
Brewer until 1875. Moved to Duluth 
in 1880 as member of firm of Dun- 
can, Gamble & Co, loggers and 
mnfrs; succeeded by Duncan, Brew- 
er & Co in 188 7 which firm contin- 
ues to date; also pres Duncan & 
Brewer Lumber Co (Inc). Elected 
member of Board of Education term 
1906-1909. Member Commercial 
Club. 

BRIDGMAX (.eoiiie H, Hamline 
St Paul. Born in Ontario Can. Mar- 
ried June 1873 to Mary B Elliott. 
Graduated from Victoria (Ont) Univ 
1864; M A 1867; D D from Syracuse 
Univ 1880; LL D from Syracuse 
Univ 1900; now pres of Hamline 
Univ St Paul. 

BRIGG\S Asa (iilbeit, St Paul. Res 
7 93 Fairmount av, office Metropoli- 
tan Opera House. Lawyer. Born 
Dec 20, 1862 Arcadia Wis, son of 
Isaac A and Elizabeth Briggs. Educat- 
ed in the country schools until 13 years 
old then in graded school 3 years; 
graduated U of Wis 1885; Univ of Wis 
law dept 1887. Emi)loyed St Paul 
Title, Insurance & Trust Co 5 months 
1887 and began practice of law same 
year. Associated with Geo L Bunn 
as Briggs & Bunn 1890; with M L 
Countryman 1894; with J L D Mor- 
rison 1899; became gen atty Chicago 
Great Western Ry June 15, 1901 to 
date. Member of the Minn and Com- 
mercial clubs and Masonic frater- 
nity. Member American Bar Assn. 

BRIGGS Rinaldo R, Duluth. Of- 
fice 9U0 Torrey bldg. Lawyer. Born 
April 2 0, 1851 in Lake Mills Wis. 
son of Silas H and Sarah Ann ( Reed) 
Briggs. Married July 4, 1875 to Liz- 
zie Bascombe. Educated in the com- 
mon schools of Wis and high school 
at Winona Minn. Studied law in 
Winona and was admitted to the bar 
in 1873. Practiced in Winona and 



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Little ^Sketches of Big Folks. 



Moorhead 1873-90. Moved to Duluth 
1890 and has been continuously en- 
gaged in general practice to date. 
Has large interests in various firms 
and corporations. Member Minn State 
and American Bar assns; Commercial 
Club Duluth: delegate to gen confer- 
ence M E Church 1884. 

BKKiHAM John Harvey, Fond dr. 
Lac. Offlce 516 Torrey bldg Duluth. 
Lawyer. Born June 14, 1858 in Town- 
shend Vt, son of B B and Mary E 
(Holbrook) Brigham. Educated in 
the common schools of Townshend 
Vt, Vermont Baptist Academy Sax- 
ton's River Vt graduating 1881: 
Univ of Mich law dept LL B 18 85. 
Located in Duluth 1886 and engaged 
in the practice of law with Wiliian 
A Cant as Cant & Brigham until 
189 since which time he has been 
practicing alone. 

BRIGHT Alfred Harris, Minneapo 
lis. Res 1004 Mount Curve av, of- 
fice Soo Line bldg. Lawyer. Born 
Oct 29, 18 50 at Adams Center Jeff 
erson county N Y, son of Thomas 
and Jane ( Crittenden ) Bright. Mar- 
ried 1877 to Emily Haskell. Attend- 
ed common schools; Univ of Wis 
graduating A B academic dept: LL B 
law dept. County atty Fremont 
county Wyo 1882-87. Returned to 
Milwaukee 1887; member law firm 
of Williams, Friend & Bright with 
special charge of Milkwaukee &. 
Northern R R business until 1891. 
gen sol and dir Minneapolis, St Paul 
& Sault Ste Marie R R (Soo Line) 
1891 to date. Member Commercial 
Club, Men's Club of Church of Re 
deemer Minneapolis. 

BRIGHT Michael S, Duluth. 
509 First Nat Bank bldg. Lawyer. 
Born Mar 29, 1866 in New 
York N Y, son of Michael S 
and Sarah (Lodge) Bright. Mar- 
ried June 4, 1890 to Lorene 
Carnahan. Educated in public 

schools Madison Ind; Perdue Univ 
Lafayette Ind, and studied law in of- 
fice of Hill & Lamb Indianapolis Ind. 
Admitted to bar 1887 and was of 
firm of Hill, Lamb & Bright until 
1890; practiced in Superior Wis 
1890-96; moved to Duluth and prac- 
ticed to date. Chairman Douglas Wis 
Board of Supervisors 189 8-99; mem- 



ber Commercial and Boat clubs Du- 
luth; Minn Club St Paul; Indiana So- 
ciety of Chicago and American Bar 
Assn. 

BRILL Hascal R, St Paul. Res 
4 71 Laurel av, office Court House. 
Lawyer. Born Aug 1, 184 6 in Phil- 
lipsburgh Canada, son of I'homas R 
and Sarah (Sager) Brill and was mar- 
ried to Cora Gray. Was educated in 
the public schools of Canada and Minn. 
Attended Hamline Univ 1863-65 and 
Mich Univ 1866-67. Later received 
degree from Hamline Univ LL D. 
Came to Minn in 18 59 and lived with 
his parents on a farm in Goodhue 
county except when attending school. 
Also taught in country dist schools. 
Came to St Paul in Dec 1867 and en- 
gaged in the practice of law. Judge 
of Probate Court of Ramsey county 
1873-74: judge of Common Pleas 
Court of Ramsey County 187 5-7 7. 
Has been judge of Dist Court sec- 
ond judicial dist 1887 to date. 

BRIMHALL John B, St Paul. Res 
7 4 Central ter, office Seven Corners, 
Minn, son of William E and Mary E 
(Lawson) Brimhall. Educated in 
public schools 1867-76; business col- 
lege 1880-82; graduated Medical Col- 
lege Univ of Pa 189 0. Raised on a 
farm adjoining Macalester College 
grounds. After completing business 
education was occupied as bkpr until 
he took up the study of medicine. 
Has been engaged in active practice 
in St. Paul since 1890. Was sec of 
State Board of Medical Examiners 
1897-1901. 

BRI^IHALL AVilliani Henry, St 

Paul. Res 7o3 Snelling av, office 
same. Fruit raising and nursery. 
Born April 17, 1859 in St Paul, son 
of William E and Mary E (Lawson) 
Brimhall. Married Oct 6, 1880 to 
Elizabeth Kemp. Educated in the 
public and high schools St Paul. 
Reared in the gen nursery industry; 
farmed in Ramsey county 1880-82; 
moved to Rose township same coun- 
ty 1882; served as road overseer, 
town elk, treas, assessor and justice 
of the peace; school elk 10 years: 
mnfr of berry boxes, crates etc also 
raising fruit 1903-1906; mngr of the 
Hamline Berry Box Co 1904-1906. 



Little Sketches of Bi;/ Folks. 



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BRONSOX David, Stillwater. Res 
4 02 6th st S, office Lumberman's Ex- 
change. Lumber. Born March 19, 
183 4 in Anson Me, son of David and 
Augusta (Powers) Bronson. Married 
in 1861 to lantha Davis. Educated 
in the common and high schools of 
Augusta Me. Engaged in auction 
and comn business Boston Mass 
1850-55. Moved to Stillwater Minn 
and was employed by Hersey-Staples 
& Co 1855-57. Engaged in mercan- 
tile business for self 18 59-65; con- 
tinued as Bronson & Folsom 1865- 
1906; now embracing lumbering, 
steam-boating, gen merchandise and 
saw mills. V pres and dir Lumber- 
man's Nat Bank and pres and dir of 
East Side Lumber Co Stillwater 
Minn. Member Masonic fraternity. 

IJIIOXSOX Harrison A, East Grand 
Forks. Lawyer. Born Nov 19, 1873 
in Nunica Mich, son of Charles H and 
Clementine F (Fowler) Bronson. 
^Married June 18, 1901 to Alice La 
Chance. Attended high school Sauk 
Center 1889-90; graduated Univ of 
N D, A B 1894; A M 1895; U of 
M, LL B 1901. Was principal Bald- 
win Seminary St Paul 1898-99. Prac- 
ticed law in St Paul 1901; East 
Grand Forks 1901 to date; member 
firm of Bronson & Collins. Lecturer 
on real property and municipal cor- 
porations law dept Univ of N D; au- 
thor: Bronson's Recitals on Municipal 
Bonds," "Bronson's Law of Fix- 
tures," Analysis Notes and Cases on 
Real Property." Dir First State Bank 
East Grand Forks. Member Com- 
mercial Club, Fortnightly Club, Nat 
Geographic Society and N D Histori- 
cal Society. 

BRONSON Roscoe Hersey, Stillwa- 
ter. Res 13 03 S 3d, office First Nat 
Bank. Banker. Born Jan 2 5, 18 63 
in Stillwater, son of David and lan- 
the (Davis) Bronson. Married June 
25, 1884 to Gabrille Swain. Educat- 
ed in the common and high schools 
Stillwater and Shattuck INIilitary 
Academy Faribault. First engaged 
as messenger in First Nat Bank Still- 
water and has been successively bkpr, 
teller, asst cashr, cashr, and v 
pres 1880 to date. Pres and dir 
Western Shoe Co St Paul; sec, treas 
and trustee St Croix Savings Bank, 



Bank of Valley City N D, Stillwater 
Water Co and Northwestern Thresh- 
er Co. Member Board of Prison 
Mngrs 1902-1904. Member Minn 

Club, Masonic fraternity, B P O E 
and White Bear Yacht Club. 

BRONSON William G Jr, Stillwa- 
ter. Office 2 9 Indiana av St Paul. 
Packer. Born Feb 4, 1865 in Still- 
water, son of William G and Mary 
(Staples) Bronson. Married in 1886 
to Alma I Gillespie. Educated in the 
common and high schools of Still- 
water and graduated from Shattuck 
Military Academy Faribault. Em- 
])loyed in Lumbermen's Nat Bank 
18 85-8 6; in charge of flour mill and 
elevator of Isaac Staples 189 6-9 8; 
with passenger dept C B & Q Ry Chi- 
cago 1898-19 00. Now engaged in 
whol meat business St Paul. Form- 
er capt in First Regt M N G. Member 
Minn Club St Paul, Whist, Chest & 
Checker Club and Masonic fraternity. 

BROOKS Anson Strong, Minne- 
tonka Beach. Office 64 9-654 Security 
bldg INIinneapolis. Lumberman. Born 
Sept 6, 185 2 in Oswego county N Y, 
son of Sheldon and Jeanette ( Ran- 
ney) Brooks. Married July 24, 18 76 
to Georgia L Andros. Educated in 
village public schools in southern 
Minn. Settled on a farm in Winona 
county 1856; telegraph cpr in Wa- 
basha county 1868-73; removed to 
Grand Forks N D 1881 and engaged 
in the country lumber business; re- 
moved to St Paul 1891; removed to 
■Minneapolis 1897. Entered the firm 
of Brooks Bros grain dealers 1873; 
pres of Brooks Elevator Co; treas 
Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Co; sec 
Kentwood & Eastern Ry and dir of 
Nat Bank of Commerce. Member of 
Minneapolis, Minikahda, Lafayette 
and Minnetonka Yacht and Automo- 
bile club. 

BROOKS Frank C, Minneapolis. 
Res 432 Ridgewood av, office Court 
House. Jurist. Born January 12, 
18 53 at Taunton Mass. son of Oscar 
U and Ann Brooks. Was married 
at Janesville Wis to Ella R Noyes 
(now deceased) in 1879. Resided in 
Cuyhoga county O 1 859-72 and there- 
after at Janesville Wis until 1881. 
Admitted to the bar in 1878. Prac- 



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ticed his profession for 3 years at 
Eau Claire Wis and in May 1884 re- 
moved to Minneapolis wliere he has 
since resided. Elected jndge of the 
Dist Court of the 4th judicial dist in 
189 8 and re-elected to the same of- 
fice 19 04. Democrat. 

liKOOKS Ilobert H, Minneapolis. 
Secretary Public Service Club. Born 
Aug 13, 1881 in Chicago, son of 
Frank L and Fannie D (Harmon) 
Brooks. Married Sept 6, 1904 to Ida 
B Dunham. Educated in public 
schools of Minneapolis; preparatory 
school Lawrenceville N J and gradu- 
ated from Univ of Kansas 19 03. En- 
gaged on editorial staff of the N W 
Miller until 1903; commercial editor 
of Minneapolis Daily Times until 
May 1904; sec of Public Service Club 
19 05-19 06. Gen mercantile agency 
together v^^ith retail credit reporting 
collections and adjustments. Mem- 
ber Roosevelt Club Minneapolis. 

BROOKS AValter Fieenian, Man- 
kato. Civil Engineer. Born April 
17, 1861 in Rutland Mass, son of 
Daniel Walker and Katherine Brown 
(Riley) Brooks. Married Nov 26, 
189 6 to Margaret Limbert. Attend- 
ed dist school Medo Minn; Mankato 
State Normal 1881-82; graduated 
from Worcester Polytechnic Institute 
Worcester Mass civil engineering dept 
B S 1886. Was first employed on 
the Burlington R R in St Paul; with 
St Paul & Duluth R R as draughts- 
man 1886-8 7; asst eng of G N R R 
1887-89; Oregon Pacific Ry 1890; N 
P Ry 1891; Pennisula Ry California 
1892; engaged in irrigation work 
San Bardina Cal 1893; on G W Ry 
1894; moved to Mankato and en- 
gaged in gen practice 1894; county 
surveyor 189 6 to date. Member So- 
cial Science Club and Masonic frater- 
nity. 

HIIOWER Ripley B, St Cloud. 
Lawyer. Born May 22, 1869 in Todd 
county Minn, son of .Jacob B and 
Armina E (Shava) Brewer. Mar- 
ried Dec 11, 19 01 to .Jennie F Han- 
son. Educated in public and normal 
school St Cloud; graduating U of M 
I^I. B 1891. Admitted to bar St 
Cloud and has continued iiractice 
ever since. State senator 4 7th dist 
1899-1901. Member Masonic frater- 
nity, K of P and B P O E. 



BROWN Calvin L, Morris. 
Office State Capitol St Paul. • Judge 
Supreme Court Minn. Born April 2 6, 
18 54 in Goshen N H, son of John H 
and Orrisa (Maxfield) Brown. Mar- 
ried Sept 1, 187 9 to Annette Marlow. 
Educated in the schools of Minn. Ad- 
mitted to the bar 1876; county atty 
Stevens county 1882-87; judge 16th 
judicial dist 1887-98; judge of su- 
preme court 189 8 to date. Membei 
Loyal Legion of Minn; member Am- 
erican and State Bar assns; 3 2d deg 
Mason and Grand Master of Masons 
of Minn 1895-9 6. 

BROWN David 3Iillai{l, Fergus 
Falls. Manufacturer. Born Oct 6. 
18 57 in Oswego county N Y, son of 
David L and Harriet F (Harris) 
Brown. Married Dec 13, 18 83 to 
Henrietta Bisnett. Educated in se- 
lect school N Y; Fulton (NY) High 
School and graduated from Mexico 
(N Y) Academy 1882. Engaged as 
principal graded schools 1 year; or- 
ganized and operated Ames & French 
farm French Minn 18 82-87; dist 
mngr Mutual Life Ins Co 1888-96; 
organized Fergus Casket Works and 
has been sec and mngr of same 189 7 
to date. Served as chairman Rep 
County Committee; alderman; act- 
ing mayor. Member Masonic frater- 
nity; K of P, B P O E and Chippewa 
Club. 

BROWN Edgar Arlington, St Paul. 

Res 286 8th st, office 110 E 6th st. 
Jeweler. Born in 18 44 at Bangor 
Me, son of Charles and Julia Ann 
(Burnham) Brown. Married April 
8, 1874 to Sarah J Peabody. Edu- 
cated in the public schools at Old St 
Anthony. Pres E A Brown Co retail 
jewelry, silverware and kindred com- 
modities 190 5 to date. Member 
Commercial Club St Paul. 

BROWX Edward Josiah, Minne- 
apolis. Res 3 027 Pleasant av, office 
3 9 Syndicate blk. Physician and 
surgeon (K). Born Jan 14, 1851 at 
Burke Vt, son of Ira and Emily 
(Clark) Brown. Graduated from 
Kimball Union Academy Meriden N 
H 1870; Dartmouth College acade- 
mic dept 1874; medical dept 1878; 
studied in the medical dept l^niv of 
Citv of N Y rS78; College Physi- 



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ciaiis and Surgeons N Y 1888-89; 
Univ of Berlin summer of 1889; 
Royal Ophthalmic Hospital Moor- 
fields London Bug fall of 1889. Prac- 
ticed at Littleton N H 1879-80; Hav- 
erhill N H 1880-82; Minneapolis 
1882 to date; eye, ear and throat 
specialist. Held chairs of chemistry, 
preventive medicine and diseases of 
eye and ear in .Minneapolis College 
of Physicians and Surgeons. Mem- 
ber Hennepin County Medical So- 
ciety; pres in 1888 Minn State Med- 
ical Society; American Medical Assn 
and Minn Academy of Sciences. 

IJROWX Frederick V, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 2117 Kenwood pkway, 
office Court House. Lawyer. Born 
Mar 8, 1862 in Washtenaw county 
Mich, son of Orestus S and Evelyn 
(Bortle) Brown. Attended common 
schools at Shakopee Minn and 1 year 
at Hamline Univ St Paul Practiced 
law at Shakopee 1885-89; member 
of Peck & Brown lawyers Shakopee 
18 86-89; moved to Minneapolis in 
1889 and has practiced there since; 
partner of George W Buffington in 
law practice 1894-1901; of Hon W A 
Kerr 1901-190.5; appointed to dist 
bench 1905. Pres State Bar Assn in 
1903. INIember Minneapolis and 
Commercial clubs ^Minneapolis. 

HKOWX Henry F, Minneapolis. 
Office 101^ N Y Life bldg. Lumber. 
Born Oct 10, 1843 in Baldwin Me. 
son cf Cyrus S and Mary (Burnham) 
Brown. IMarried in 18 65 to Susan H 
Fairfield of Elaine. Educated in Fry- 
burg and Limerick (Me) academies. 
Has been engaged in the lumber bus- 
iness since coming to Minn in 18 59. 
Has had many other interests , in 
which he has taken both active and 
financial parts. Among them have 
been Union Nat Bank, North Ameri- 
can Telegraph Co, Minneapolis Trust 
Co, :Minneapolis Street Ry Co, Min- 
neapolis Land & Ins Co. Is well 
known as breeder of fine cattle, his 
herds being known throughout the 
country. 

HKOWX Henry AV, Minneapolis. 
Res 2 4 02 Portland av, office 5 00 
Washington av N. Threshing ma- 
chines. Born Mar 13, 1867 in Min- 
neai)olis, son of John W and Marv 



(Hanscome) Brown. Married 1893 
to Bessie E Perry. Educated in pub- 
lic schools and business college Min- 
neapolis. With Buffalo-Pitts. 
Thresher Co 1890-93; with Gaar 
Scott & Co 18 93-1902; mngr Huber 
Mnfg Co 19 02 to date. 

liKOIVX Janie.s A, Fergus Falls. 
Lawyer. Born in N Y, son of Ira B 
and ITrsula (Alverson) Brown. Mar- 
ried in 1881 to Mai Mygatt. Edu- 
cated in Hamilton College Clinton N 
Y, A B 1879 and A M later. Principal 
O.xford (N Y) Academy 1879-83; 
Sherman (N Y) Union School 1883- 
8G; moved to Fergus Falls 1883; 
stockholder in Canada Coal & Coke 
Co Tabor Alberta; N W Land & Col- 
onization Co Winnipeg Can; Canada 
Land & Coal Co Winnipeg; Western 
Canada Development Co Alberta; Elk 
Lumber Co British Columbia; Red 
Deer Lumber Co Saskatchewan; Utah 
Land & Irrigation Co Utah; Fergus 
Falls Nat Bank; Fergus Casket Co 
and Wadena Cracker Co. Member 
law firm of Parsons & Brown 1883 to 
date. Pres First Nat Bank of Deer 
Creek Minn and Fergus Packing Co 
and Park Board Fergus Falls Minn. 
IMember Masonic fraternity and 
Shrine. 

BROWX LeKoy, St Paul. Res 93 4 
Clark St, office 201 Pittsburg bldg. 
Physician and Surgeon (R). Born 
Feb 24, 1855 in Nankin Wayne coun- 
ty Mich, son of Reuben J and Betsey 
A (Kingsley) Brown. Married .Tune 
2 6, 1887 to Mina Allen. Educated in 
the common schools of Mich; North- 
ville High School; graduated from 
the Michigan State Normal 1878; 
Univ of Mich M D 1885; worked on 
a farm and taught school to pay for 
his education. After graduation 
removed to California and practiced 
at Monterey and Eureka. Took post- 
graduate course in hospitals of Chi- 
cago 1886; removed to St Paul same 
year; removed to Heron Lake Minn 
1892 and returned to St Paul 1898; 
nose and throat surgeon St Paul Free 
Dispensary; ex-chairman Republi- 
can County Committee .lackson coun- 
ty and delegate to State Republican 
Convention. An organizer of Columb- 
ian Lodge Heron Lake Minn 1893; 
first master of same and re-elected 



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Little Hkctche^ of Bif/ Folks. 



twice; represented same at all grand 
lodge meetings since. Member of 
Ramsey County Medical Society; 
State Medical Society; honorary 
member South Western Minnesota 
Medical Society; I O O F; Yeomen; 
Minnesota Society of Sons of the 
American Revolution. 

BROWN » Miiiot J, Owatonna. Mil- 
ler. Born March 14, 187 7 in Owa- 
tonna, son of James and Mary J 
(Madden) Brown. Educated in public 
and high schools Owatonna and grad- 
uated from U of M, B S 1899. Employ- 
ed with Imperial Elev Co Minneapo- 
lis 1899-1900; with Owatonna 
Chronicle 1901-1903; with Hastings 
Milling Co 1903 to date; gen mngr 
of same since 1906; sec and treas 
Pride Elev Co. Member Comercial 
Club, Masonic fraternity, and Phi 
Gamma Delta college fraternity. 

BROWN Rome G, Minneapolis. 
Res 1918 Queen av S, office 100 6 
Guaranty bldg. Lawyer. Born Feb 
15, 1862 in Montpelier Vt, son of 
Andrew C and Lucia A ( Green ) 
Brown. Married May 2 5, 1888 at 
Marshfield Vt to Mary Lee Hollister. 
Educated at Montpelier Vt 1879 and 
graduated at Harvard Univ 18 84 with 
degree of A B "magna cum laude;" 
after graduation studied law for 3 
years in the office of the Hon B F 
Fifield Montpelier Vt and was ad- 
mitted to the bar Vt Oct 24, 1887; 
removed to Minneapolis 2 months 
later where he has since been en- 
gaged in the practice of his pro- 
fession; was first in the law office of 
Benton & Roberts and on Jan 1,1 890 
formed a partnership with them un- 
der the firm name of Benton, Roberts 
& Brown which was dissolved in 189 5 
by the death of Col Benton; form- 
ed the firm of Rome G Brown & Chas 
S Albert Jan 1, 1900. Is a dir 
of the Crookston Waterworks; 
Power & Light Co; St Cloud W^ater- 
power Co; v pres of the Minn 
Tribune Co; author of pam- 
phlets on "The Right to Take 
Water from Streams and Lakes 
for Public W^ater Supply" and 
"A Summary of the Law xtelating to 
the Pollution of Waters of Lakes and 
Streams," both published by the 
Am Waterworks Assn. Is a republi- 



can. Member of the Loyal Legion, 
Commandery of Minnesota; Minnea- 
polis and Minikahda Clubs; v pres of 
the Minn Harvard Club; pres of the 
Vt Assn of Minn; member Ex Com of 
the American Bar Assn; pres of the 
Minn State Bar Assn; pres of As- 
sociated Harvard clubs of the U S. 

BROWN William E, St Paul. Res 
593 Carroll av, office 173 E 3d st. 
Farm lands. Born Jan 18, 18 68 in 
Charleston la, son of Peter and Mel- 
issa (Allen) Brown. Married Nov 17, 
18 92 to Fannie Belhorn. Educated 
in common and high schools Mon- 
mouth 111. Engaged as machinist un- 
til 1903; in grocery business St Paul 
until 1906; member firm of Brown 
& Henschell Canadian farm lands 
1906 to date. 

BRUBAKER Evans E, Northfield. 
Physician and surgeon (R). Born 
Jan 1, 1852 in Wauscon O, son of 
Henry and Eve (Miller) Brubaker. 
Married in 1874 to Carrie L Ham- 
mell. Educated in the public and 
high schools Wauscon O; O Wesley- 
an Univ Deleware O; O Medical Coll- 
ege Cincinnati; graduated from Star- 
ling Medical College at Columbus O 
1878. Began practice of medicine 
Ridgeville Corners, Henry county O 
187 6-8 4; moved to Northfield 18 84 
and has been engaged in practice 
to date. Surgeon for C M & St P Ry; 
physician for N Y Life Ins Co and 
Northwestern Life Ins Co of Mil- 
waukee; Pa Mutual; Northwestern 
Mutual of Minneapolis; Union Cen- 
tral Life of Cincinnati and others. 
Member A O U W; M W A; R N A; 
and D of H. Member Minn State 
and Rice County Medical assns; Am- 
erican Assn of Ry Surgeons; Assn of 
C M & St P R R surgeons; Commer- 
cial Club; Men's Club; I O O F and 
K of P. 

BRUCE AVilliam J, Minneapolis. 
Res 3 017 Calhoun boul, office 712 
Lumber Exchange. Lumber. Born 
Aug 4, 1860 at W'aterbury Vt. son of 
Horace M and Esther (Mellon) 
Bruce. Married Oct 25, 1883 to 
Grace L Pickett. Attended Water- 
bury Vt High School and Barre Vt 
Academy. Engaged in manufacture 
of lumber in Vt 1880-89; removed 



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to Iowa in 18 89; managed retail 
lumber yard for J H Queal & Co 
Rock Valley la 1890-93; organized 
W J Bruce & Co retail lumber 1893 
beginning business at Pringhar la; 
organized Bruce-Edgerton Lbr Co; 
moved headquarters to IMinneapo- 
lis 1904; company has 26 lumber 
yards at present. V pres and mngi 
Bruce-Edgerton Lbr Co 19 04 to 
date; v pres Fidelity Lbr Co Spokane 
Wash since 1905. Member Minnea- 
polis Commercial Club. 

BKrEXER Theodore, St Cloud. 
Res 409 9th av S, office 803 St Ger- 
main St. Lawyer. Born Apr 11, 1856 
Recklinghausen, Westfallen Ger- 
many, son of Bernard and Anna 
(Fischer) Bruener. Married Aug 
12, 1880 to Mary Kuntz. Educated 
at gymnasium in Germany. Taught 
school 18 74-7 7 St Francis Wis; 
graduated from law dept Univ of 
Mich LL B 18 79. Practiced in Mil- 
waukee until 18 79 when he moved to 
moved to St Cloud and has practic- 
ed there to date. Has served as city 
elk, county atty, judge of probate 
and register of deeds. 

BRYAN Frederick Charles, St 

Paul. Res Ashland Hotel, of- 
fice Germania Life bldg. ]\Ier- 
chant. Born May 31, 1864 
in Raleigh N C, son of Henry 
R and ^Nlary (Norcott) Bryan. Edu- 
cated at Bingham's School INIebanes 
N C; Univ of N C; Eastman's Busi- 
ness College Poughkeepsie N Y. En- 
tered railway service Apr 4, 1883 in 
local freight dept Atlantic & N C R 
R at Newberne N C; joint agt asso- 
ciated rys Va and the Carolinas at 
Raleigh N C 188 6-88; chief elk gen 
frt and pass dept Seaboard Air Line 
at Portsmouth Va 1888-9 0; asst gen 
frt and pass agent 1890-9 2; gen wes- 
tern agt Norfolk & W Ry and N & 
W Despatch Line at Chicago 1892- 
1905; in coal business 19 05 to date. 
V pres St Paul & Western Coal Co 
and Boston Coal Dock & Wharf Co. 
Member Minn, Town and Country; 
Calumet and Columbus O clubs. 

BRYAX Henry S, Two Harbors. 
Railway official. Born Sept 7, 183 6 
in Gazenovia N Y, son of Luther S 
and Caroline (Ross) Bryan. Mar- 



ried Dec 9 1890 to Milicent Wilson. 
Educated in Genesee Wesleyan Sem- 
inary Lima N Y; Oneida Conference 
Seminary Cazenovia X Y. Engaged 
as machinist on C B & Q Ry at 
Aurora 111 1859-63; in shops of C 
M & St P Ry Milwaukee 1863; fore- 
man machine shop C & N W Ry Chi- 
cago 1863-65; mach C R I & > Ry 
Chicago 1865-66; same P Ft W & C 
Ry Chicago 1866-67; foreman round- 
house L S & M S Chicago 186 7-72; 
master mechanic C & I R R Aurora 
111 18 72-8 6 during which time he 
was gen master mechanic of C & I, C 
& P, and C P & S W R R 1873-76; 
master mechanic C & I and C P «& S 
W R R Jan to May 1886; master me- 
chanic C B & N R R and C & I Rys 
at LaCrosse Wis 1886-88. Engaged 
in business as Bryan, Elmer & 
Sloane Apr to Sept 1889; Bryan & 
Elmer railway supplies St Paul from 
Sept 1889 to Apr 1890; master me- 
chanic D & I Ry 1890-1904; supt of 
motive power of same 1904 to date. 
Pres of Two Harbors 1902-1904. 
Pres Library Board 189 7-1902; 
member Board of Education 189 7- 
99; chairman Republican County 
Committee Lake county 19 02 to date. 
Member Commercial and Kitchi Gam- 
mi clubs Duluth; Minn Club X Y; 
I\Iasonic fraternity; Hesperia Lodge A 
F & A M 411 Chicago; Duluth Com- 
mandery 18 K T; Duluth Consistory 
A & A S R; St G Conclave K of R C 
of C; Aad Temple A A O X M S nvA 
B P O E. 

BRYANT Frederick Stewart, St 

Paul. Res 43 3 Portland av, office 
Pioneer Press bldg. Insurance. 
Born Mar 20, 1859 Erie Pa, son of 
.lames Spencer and Sarah Ellen 
(Stewart) Bryant. Married June 28, 
188 8 to Shirley E MacManus. Located 
in St Paul 1878. N W mngr Maryland 
Casualty Co since 1902; pres St Paul 
Apartment House Co since 18 88; 
was asst gen X W frt agt C M & St P 
Ry 1881-87; delegate to Nat Repub- 
lican Convention 1896; state sec 
Minn Republican League 1900-1906. 
:\Iember of the Society of Colonial 
Wars and Sons of the Revolution. 



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BRYANT John W, Minneapolis. 
Res 7 07 Delaware st S E, office 
2601-2611 University av. Foundry- 
man. Born 1866 in Chicago 111, son 
of George M Bryant. Married July 3, 
1885 to Katherine Fewer. Educat- 
ed in the public schools of Minnea- 
polis and Curtis Business College. 
Engaged with fatlier in Eagle Found- 
ry operated in Chicago 1868; same 
moved to Duluth 1872; moved to 
Minneapolis 1878; succeeded to tlie 
business on the death of his father 
1891; incorporated as The Bryant 
& Lee Co 1904 of which he is now 
pres and treas. Member Masonic 
fraternity. Shrine and East Side Com- 
mercial club. 

BRYANT Louis N, St Paul. Res 
150 E Congress st, office 506 Pioneer 
Press bldg. Insurance. Born Apr 
12, 1840 in Lockport N Y, son of 
John N and Jane (Webber) Bryant. 
Married Nov 17, 1865 to Mary J 
Gardner. Educated in common 
schools of Ontario and Univ 
of Woodstock - Out. Moved to 
S St Paul and engaged in 
the real estate business 1886- 
90; then came to St Paul and 
entered the life and fire insurance 
business; represents the New Eng- 
land Mutual Life Insurance Co. En- 
listed as private in Co "F" 42d Regt 
Wis Vol Inf; discharged at close of 
war; taught shool 5 years in Web- 
ster county la; 14 years J of P Clay 
county Neb; and has filled various 
other offices in Neb, la and Minn. 
Member of Acker Post G A R St 
Paul; I O O F and Masonic frater- 
nity. 

BUB Peter, Winona. Brewer. 
Born Apr 2 0, 184 2 in Bavaria Ger- 
many, son of George Bub. Married 
in 1871 to Margaret Lettig. Ed- 
ucated in the public schools of Ger- 
many. Moved to U S and engaged 
in the brewing business in Milwau- 
kee 1867-69; moved to Winona and 
was foreman for Jacob Wisbrod 1869- 
71. Established firm of Peter Bub 
Winona 1871 and has continued 
same to date. Member Business 

Men's and Arlington clubs. 

BUCK A C, Henderson. Public 
official. Born Apr 13, 1868 in Hen- 
derson Minn, son of Capt Adam and 



Elise (Koehler) Buck. Married Oct 
8, 1892 to Juliette Bisson. Educat- 
ed in public and high schools Hen- 
derson. Served apprenticeship in 
printing office 1883-8 8; owned and 
edited Henderson Independent 1888- 
91; moved to Arlington and publish- 
ed Arlington Enterprise 1891-9 8; 
elected county auditor and holds 
that office to date. Sec Farmers & 
Merchants Tel Co; member Arlington 
city council 2 terms; Arlington 
School Board 2 years; postmaster of 
Arlington 2 years. Member of 
Masonic fraternity and Knights of 
Pythias. 

BUCK Dennis, Minneapolis. Res 
2106 Lyndale av N, office 412 S 3d 
st. Machinery manufacturer. Born 
Mar 16. 1865 in Dodge county Minn, 
son of Lewis and Elizabeth (Briggs) 
Buck. Married Dec 2 6, 1895 to Dora 
Thompson. Educated in common 
schools. Moved to Minneapolis, em- 
l)loyed in machinery biisiness with 
Link Belt Mchy Co 1887-1902; or- 
ganized Midland Machinery Co 1902 
and has been pres of same to date. 
Member Masonic fraternity and 
Knights of Pythias. 

BUCK G A, Henderson. Publish- 
er. Born Sept 1, 1864 in Henderson, 
son of Capt Adam and Elise ( Kceh- 
ler) Buck. Educated in Henderson 
public schools. Engaged in printing 
business in 1892 and has continued 
same to date. Publisher Sibley Coun- 
ty Democrat. 

BUCK Harrison, Minneapolis. Res 
2700 N 2d st, office 1601 Crystal 
Lake av. Lumber. Born June 6, 
1840 at Sebel Piscataquis county Me, 
son of Seabury and Judith H (Gil- 
man) Buck. Married Mar 28, 1876 
to Alice Frances Pettergill. Has 
been connected with lumber trade 
for self and others 45 years. 

Bl'CK Harry L, Winona. Lawyer. 
Born June 21, 1861 in Winona Minn, 
son of C F and Nancy J (Robbing) 
Buck. Married in 1887 to Ida Car- 
l)enter. Received his education in 
l)ublic and high schools Winona; 
graduated from law dept Univ of Wis 
1883; admitted to bar 1883; prac- 
ticed law in Winona 1883 to date. 
City atty 1887-88; probate judge 



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1890-1900. Member City School 
Board 1892-96; special judge of mu- 
nicipal court 1883-92; municipal 
judge 189 5 to date. Resident dir 
normal school 1905 to date. 

BUCKHAM Thonias Scott, Fari- 
bault. Judge district court. Born 
Jan 7, 1835 in Chelsea Vt, son of 
Rev James and Margaret (Barmby) 
Buckham. Married Nov 2 5, 18 67 to 
Anna M Mallary. Graduated from 
Univ of Vt A B 1855; A M 1858; 
received degree of LL D 1895; prof 
of Latin and Greek in Mexico N Y 
Inst after graduation: admitted to 
bar in Minn 185 7 and engaged in 
practice until 1879; elected judge 
of district court 5th judicial district 
and has been re-elected 5 consecutive 
terms. Has served as prosecuting 
atty Rice county; county supt of 
schools; mayor of Faribault; dele- 
gate to Nat Convention. Member 
Minn State Senate: member Board 
of Regents U of M. 

BUCKLEY Charles H, St Paul. 
Res 18 59 Dayton av, office N Y Life 
bldg. Banker. Born Jan 6, 185 8 
at Delhi, Delaware county N Y, son 
of Horatio N and Elizabeth (Case) 
Buckley. Married Sept 4, 1888 to 
Anna E Brigham. Educated in the 
public schools and at Delaware 
Academy Delhi N Y. Assistant post- 
master Delhi N Y 1876-83; in Second 
National Bank St Paul elk to cashr 
and dir 1883 to date. Member St Paul 
Commercial Club. 

BrCKXAM Chai-le.s A, Minneapo 
lis. Res 129 E 2 5th st, office N Y 
Life bldg. Lawyer. Born Feb 5, 
1849 at Columbia Falls Me, son of 
James L and Emeline A (Chandler) 
Bucknam. Married Nov 2 6, 1884 to 
Ella White. Attended public schools 
at Columbia Falls Me; Worthington 
& Warner Business College Bangor 
Me 1868; law school of Boston Univ 
graduating LL B 18 78. Practiced 
law in Boston INIass 1879-83; in Min- 
neapolis 18 86 to date. Supervisor of 
schools Columbia Falls Me 1875-76; 
contributor to Central Law Journal 
1881-83 and 1890-1901; and an edit- 
or of Indermaur's Common Law Cases 
1883. 



BUDD George E, St Paul. Res 
1765 W Minnehaha st, office 668 
Gilfillan blk. Lawyer. Born June 
7, 1864 at Lockport N Y, son of An- 
drew S and Mary M (Penoyer) Budd. 
Married Sept 1, 189 7 to Harriet C 
Shepstone. Attended common schools: 
Lockport N Y Union School; grad- 
uated LL B Univ of Mich 188 5. Re- 
moved to Minn in 1883; elk in Chip- 
pewa County Bank Montevideo Minn 
until going to university; returned 
to Montevideo 1885-87; in St Paul 
1887 to date engaged in general prac- 
tice of law; V pres Gorman Electric 
Co St Paul. 

BUECHNER Charles William, St 

Paul. Res 179 Maria av. office 601- 
602 Manhattan bldg. Architect. Born 
Apr 27, 1859 in Darmstadt Germany, 
son of Carl Ernst and Josephine 
(Buchs) Buechner. ^larried in Sept 
1890 to Elsie Munch. Began educa- 
tion in Switzerland; continued stud- 
ies in France and Germany and end- 
ed course at Solothurn Switzerland. 
Came to St Paul in 187 4. Engaged 
in government surveying and sur- 
veying for St P M & M Ry and N P 
Ry and later with supt of Tracks, 
Bridges and Buildings of N P Ry 
until 1883; studied architecture in 
office of Clarence N Johnston 189 2- 
1901; member of Buechner & Jacob- 
sen architects St Paul 1892-1901; 
Buechner & Orth after death of Ja- 
cobsen 19 02 to date. Has designed 
and built many imposing structures, 
among them: St Josephs Hospital 
and Insane Asylum Dubuque la; 
Mercy Hospital Sioux City la; in- 
sane asylums at Richland Centre and 
New Richmond Wis; court 

houses at Alexandria, Benson, Madi- 
son and Jackson Minn, Sisseton S D, 
Hillsborough and Downer N D, and 
Ellsworth Wis, besides many schools 
seminaries and private residences. 
Member Minn Chapter of the Ameri- 
can Institute of Architects; Mason- 
ic order; St Paul Commercial Club. 

BUEXGER, Louis J, New Ulm. 
Merchant. Born Nov 18, 186 8 in 
New Ulm IMinn, son of Louis and 
Henrietta (Ipps) Buenger. Educat- 
ed in the public schools New Ulm and 
business college. Worked for Eagle 
Roller Mill Co New Ulm 1881-87; 



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1 year with Lindeke Roller Mills St 
Paul; with Weidenborner Bros car- 
pets 18 89-92; Royal Furn & Carpet 
Co 1893-96; traveled for Barnard 
Bros & Co furniture manufacturers 
Minneapolis 189 6-9 8; in furniture 
and undertaking business for self 
New Ulm 189 8 to date. Served in 
M N G. Member Commercial Union 
New Ulm. 

BUENGER Theodore, St Paul. Ed- 
ucator. Born April 2 9, 1860 in Chi- 
cago 111, son of Theo E and Martha 
Buenger. Married April 8, 1885 

to Ottilie Meier. Educated in 

Evangelical Lutheran Parochial 
School Chicago 1866-73; Concordia 
College Fort Wayne Ind 1873-79; 
Concordia Seminary (study of theo- 
logy) St Louis 1879-82. Preached in 
30 settlements for church extension 
in northwestern Wis 1882-84; pastor 
in Cook county 111 1884-91; pastor 
Lutheran Zion's Congregation St 
Paul 1891-93; appointed pres of Con- 
cordia College when it was founded 
in 1893. 

BULLIS John Jay, St Paul. Res 
13 01 Raymond av, office 3 00-306 
Globe bldg. Life insurance. Born 
July 9, 1869 in Wolfe Island, Out 
Can, son of John and Elizabeth 
(Davis) Bullis. Married in 189 4 to 
Celestia A Chamberlain. Educated 
in the public schools of Canada and 
Minn School of Business Minneapo- 
lis. Asst sec Y M C A Minneapolis 
1892-9 4; cashr New England Mutual 
Life Ins Co Minneapolis 189 4-9 8; 
solicitor for John Hancock Mutual 
Life Ins Co of Boston 1898-1905; 
gen agt southern Minn agcy John 
Hancock Mutual Life Ins Co 1905 to 
date. Member Commercial Club and 
Masonic fraternity. 

BUNDE Williani G, St Paul. Office 
710 Globe bldg. Real estate and in 
vestments. Born Oct 21, 187 7 in St 
Paul, son of Albert H and Minnie 
(Greve) Bunde. Married Oct 23, 1900 
to Hazel L Andrews. Educated in 
public shools St Paul and Pillsbury 
Academy Owatonna Minn. Engaged 
in real estate and land business un- 
til 1899; deputy U S marshal 189 9- 
1902; real estate, farm lands and in- 
vestments 1902 to date. 



BUNN Charle.s Wilson, St Paul. 
Res 5 49 Portland av, office Northern 
Pacific Railway bldg. Lawyer. Born 
May 21, 1855 in Wis, son of Hon R 
and Sarah (Purdy) Bunn. Receiv- 
ed his education in the public schools 
of Sparta Wis and State Univ of Wis 
where he graduated B S 18 74. Began 
his career in 1875 as elk in the office 
of Cameron & Losey LaCrosse Wis 
and afterwards became a member of 
the firm of Cameron, Losey & Bunn. 
In 1885 he moved to St Paul and 
engaged in general practice with 
J W Lusk as Lusk & Bunn afterwards 
including Emerson Hadley under the 
firm name of Lusk, Bunn & Hadley 
and later Bunn & Hadley. In 1896 
became the gen counsel of the N P 
Ry Co. Member of the Minnesota 
Club St Paul; University Club N Y 
and Chicago Club. 

BUNN George Lincoln, St Paul. 
Res Minnesota Club, office 70 Court 
House. Jurist. Born June 25, 1865 
at Sparta Wis, son of Hon Romanzo 
and Sarah (Purdy) Bunn. Widower. 
Educated in public schools Sparta 
Wis to July 1879; prep dept Univ of 
Wis 1879-81; Univ of Wis 1SS1-S5 
graduating A B; College of Law Univ 
of Wis 1887-88, graduating LL B 
June 1888. Practiced law in St Paul 
1888-9 7; judge dist court 189 7-9 8; 
1898-1904; 1904 to date. Pres and 
dean St Paul College of Law 1904 
to date. Member of Minn, Town and 
Country and Commercial clubs St 
Paul. 

BUNNELL Milio, Duluth. Res 

2017 E Superior st, office 2 4-2 6 E 
Superior st. Publisher and editor. 
Born Dec 4, 1861 in Goodrich :\Iich. 
son of Miron and Viola (Mathewson) 
Bunnell. Married Oct 9, 1S88 to 
Elizabeth Birney Kribs. Educated 
in the common schools Bay City 
Mich; high school and Univ of Mich 
Ann Arbor. Established the Cheboy- 
gan Democrat Cheboygan Mich 1880; 
moved to Albuquerque N M and en- 
gaged as city editor of the Albuquer- 
que Journal 1881-83; moved to Du- 
luth 1883; established and conducted 
the Duluth Evening Herald 6 years; 
moved to Kansas City Mo and was 
managing editor Kansas City Globe 
1889-90; political correspondent 



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Kansas City Times 189 0-9 6; returned 
to Dukith 1897 and purchased the 
News Tribune in 1899 of which he 
has been v pres and gen nangr to 
date. Member Kitchi Gamma, Com- 
mercial, Northland Country Yacht 
and Boat clubs. 

BURCH Edward P, Minneapolis. 
Res 1729 James av S, office 1210 
Guaranty bldg. Consulting engi- 
neer. Born Aug 20, 1870 in Wis, 
son of Newell and Susan (Parris) 
Burch. Married in 189 7 to Harriet 
Jackscn. Graduate of Menominee 
Wis High School 1887; U of M, E E 
1892; post graduate course and de- 
grees 18 94; instructor in electric eng 
U of M and lecturer on electric rail- 
ways 18 94-1906; chief electrical eng 
for" Twin City Rapid Transit Co 18 93- 
1900; magazine writer on electric 
railroading for "Electrical World," 
"Street Railway Journal," "Street 
Railway Review," "U of M Engi- 
neer," "American Institute of Elec- 
trical Engineers." Member of firm 
of Claussen, Burch & Pillsbury con- 
sulting engineers and designers of 
power plants 1899 to date. Dir Phi 
Gamma Delta fraternity; dir in wa- 
ter power, electric light and 
electric railway companies. Mem- 
ber 3d Regt Wis N G 
1890. Pres Engineers Club Min- 
neapolis; local chairman American 
Institute Electrical Engineers; mem- 
ber Masonic order. Commercial Club, 
Minneapolis (on Ry Committee of 
same). 

BrRCHARD Charles Jesse, Min- 
neapolis. Res 52 9 S 9th st, office 
919 Security Bank bldg. Lumber. 
Born in 186 7 in Freeport 111, son 
of Jesse and Elizabeth (Fry) Bur- 
chard. Married in 1891 to Gertrude 
E Ellison. Educated in graded 
schools and Univ of S D. Engaged 
as yardman and bkpr St Croix Lum- 
ber Co Sioux City la 1887-189 0; 
Sioux City Sash & Door Co as bkpr; 
salsn, mngr and asst sec 1891-95; 
Fullerton Lumber Co Minneapolis as 
bkpr, office mngr and buyer 1895- 
1903; gen mngr Interior Lumber Co 
Minneapolis 1903 to date. Member 
of the Hoo Hoo's. 



BURCHARD John E, St Paul. Res 
675 Goodrich av, office (08 Manhat- 
tan bldg. Lands and investments. 
Born in 1865 at Clinton Oneida coun- 
ty N Y, son of H M and Eliza (Clark) 
Burchard. Married Marie C Hitt in 
1888. Moved to Minn in infancy 
186 5. Graduated from Winona High 
School 1882; attended Univ of Mich 
school political science 1883-86. Stud- 
ied law; admitted to bar in 1887; one 
of the owners and editors of Winona 
Daily Herald 1892; Sault Ste Marie 
(Mich) Democrat 189 2-9 5; practiced 
law Marshall Minn 1895-1900. Has 
been handling lands and investments 
1900 to date. Pres Burchard Hul- 
burt Investments Co; Lyon Land Co; 
PembiP" Coal Co; S W Land & Or- 
chard Co and other business organi- 
zations. Collector of Customs Sault 
Ste Marie Mich 1892-9 5; city atty 
Marshall Minn 3 years; mayor 3 
terms. Aide de camp with rank 
of Col on governor's staff. Mem- 
ber Minn and Commercial clubs St 
Paul. 

BIRCJESS Thomas Claw.sou, Min- 
neapolis. Res 1402 Nicollet av, office 
713 Guaranty bldg. Railroad official. 
Born Oct 2, 1853 in N Y City, son of 
Thomas and Mary (McNie) Burgess. 
Educated in common and high 
schools Portland Me. From gradua- 
tion engaged as ry elk Portland Me 
1871-72; elk Mechanics Falls Me 
1872-78; agent Great Eastern Line 
Portland Me 18 82-83; same at Min- 
neapolis 1883-92; commercial agent 
of Grand Trunk Ry System at Min- 
neapolis 1892 to date. Member Com- 
mercial Club and Masonic fraternity. 

BIRGHARDT Harry l>«>w«>y, Hud- 
son Wis. Office 3 25 Gilfillan bldg St 
Paul. Land and Investments. Born 
Sept 29, 1858 Fulton 111, son of 
George H and Lucy Ann (Dewey) 
Burghardt. Married Dec 25, 1887 to 
Clara E Garrett. Educated in pub- 
lic schools Rockford 111; during Civil 
War in Louisville Ky; after war 
in Boone la 1869-71. Clk and bkpr 
with L H Pepper Boone la 1872-76; 
teller First National Bank Boone 
Iowa 187 6-79; with Beveridge & 
Dewey private bankers Chicago 1880- 
82; gen mngr of Clendenin Mining 
& Smelting Co Mont 1882-85: mer- 



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chandising and in real estate and 
mining business 1885-94; dep U S 
Int Rev collector and dep U S mar- 
shal for northern dist Mont 1891-94. 
Sec and gen mngr North Wis Land 
Co; pres and treas Eaii Galle Land & 
Commercial Co; dir International 
Lumber & Supply Co and stockholder 
in other companies. Member Com- 
mercial Ch'.b St Paul. 

BURKE Thomas J, Duluth. Res 
102 5 E 2d st, office 5th (foot West). 
Merchant. Born Aug 5, 18 60 in Hop- 
kenton Mass, son of Patrick E and 
Margaret (Walsh) Burke. Married 
Sept 4, 1905 to Helen Krappel. Re- 
ceived his education in public and 
high schools of Mass. First engaged 
as clerk in Stillwater 1877-83; with 
whol grocery firm 1883-85; trav sales- 
man for Allen Moon & Co St Paul 
1885-89; mngr Salway (Minn) Mer- 
cantile Co 1889-1906; mngr Gowan- 
Peyton-Tvvohy Co whol grocers Du- 
luth 19 06 to date. Member B P O E. 

Bl'RKHAKDT Henry Jr, Wabasha. 
Public official. Born June 12, 1872 
in Reads Landing Minn, son of Hon 
Henry and Elizabeth (Burgheas) 
Burkhardt. Married Oct 16, 1894 to 
Elizabeth P Hicky. Educated in 
common schools Reads Landing Minn 
and Wabasha Minn High School. 
Propr of meat business Wabasha 8 
years; with Burkhardt Bros Crook- 
ston 1900. File elk State Senate 6 
sessions; same for legislature 1893- 
19 03. Elected register of deeds Wa- 
basha county 1904; re-elected 1906. 
Member K of C and Catholic Order 
of Foresters. 

BURNETT Willium J, Minneapolis. 
Res 1405 Como av, office 200-204 N 
1st. Manager N W Hide & Fur Co. 
Born 1843 in Pittsburgh Pa, son ol 
Virgil Justice and Harriet S Burnett. 
Married June 1888 to Alida Suits. 
Was raised and attended school in 
Terre riaute Ind. Moved to Minne- 
apolis and began business under firm 
name of Northwestern Hide & Fur 
Co and has been propr and mngr of 
same to date. Pres Economy Fuel 
Saver Co Minneapolis; member Pub- 
licity Club and trustee Como Congre 
gational Church. 



BURNHAM George S, Austin. Pub- 
lic official. Born May 29, 1854 in 
Dodge county Wis, son of E M and 
Caroline Burnham. Married to Mar- 
ian L Gleason. Educated in the pub- 
lic schools. Engaged as telegraph 
o])r 5 years; railway locomotive ma- 
chinist 18 years; banker 5 years. 
Now elk of dist court Mower county. 

BURNS Fitzluigh, St Paul. Res 
442 Summit av, office 200 Globe bldg. 
Lawyer. Born Oct 1, 18 70 at Kala- 
mazoo Mich, son of Robert and Ann 
H (Talman) Burns. Graduated Univ 
of Mich A B 1892; U of M, LL B 
1894. Came to St Paul in 1893; 
studied law with Flandrau, Squires &. 
Cutcheon 18 93-9 6; member of O'Reil- 
ly & Burns lawyers St Paul 189 6- 
1902; practicing law alone 1902 to 
date. Dir Sandstone Minn State 
Bank. 

BURNS John A, St Paul. Res 999 

Portland av, office N Y Life bldg. 
Lawyer. Born May 2 6, 1882 at Dan- 
ville Wis, son of Michael and Sarah 
(Mullen) Burns. Attended Colum- 
bus Wis graded and high schools, 
graduating in 1889; St Paul College 
of Law graduating LL B 1904; grad- 
uated U of M, LL M June 1905. Supt 
l)ublic schools West St Paul 1903- 
1906; city atty West St Paul 1906. 

BURNS Orniond C, St Paul. Res 
8 62 Linwood pi, office 328 Rice st. 
I^umber. Born Aug 22, 1877 in Pan- 
ora Ja, son of W'm H and Margaret 
( Barthalow) Burns. Married Dec 31, 
1902 to Marie Havlick. Educated in 
public schools of St Paul. Has been 
with Burns Lumber Co since leaving 
school 1900 and is now sec and treas. 
Member Masonic fraternity. 

BURNS Robert B, St Paul. Res 
862 Dayton, office 3 28 Rice. Lum- 
ber. Born Feb 2 7, 1869 in Washing- 
ton D C, son of Wm H and Margaret 
(Barthalow) Burns. Married Jan 5, 
1898 to Florence M Walker. Educat- 
ed in public and high schools in Pan- 
ora la and St Paul Minn. Clerked 
for father in furniture store Panora 
la; came to St Paul 1886 and worked 
for Burns & Shaw in retail lumber 
business 1885-9 5; started retail 
lumber business for self 1895 un- 



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der firm name of Robert B Burns; 
incorporated as Burns Lumber Co 
1897; pres same; dir State Bank of 
St Paul and trustee Citizens Savings 
Bank. Member Masonic fraternity 
and Modern Samaritans. 

HURXS William M, St Paul. Res 
64 9 Grand av, office 3 49 Minn st. 
Merchant. Born Jan 16. 1877 in 
Waverly la, son of P and Sarah E 
(McCrossin) Burns. Married June 
2 2, 19 03 to Gertrude A Starbird. Ed- 
ucated in public schools la. With G 
N Ry 18 94-9 7; with Forman, Ford 
Co paints and glass Minneapolis un- 
til 1900; mngr Pittsburgh Plate Glass 
Co St Paul to date. Member U C T, 
Commercial Club and K of C; served 
in M N G 3 years. 

BURR Stile.s W, St Paul. Res 943 
Summit av, office 407-411 Nat Ger- 
man American Bank bldg. Lawyer. 
Born Nov 13, 186 8 in Mt Vernon O, 
son of Walter T and Clara ( Martin ) 
Burr. Received his education in the 
public schools of Washington D C 
and St Paul; degree of LL B 18 92, 
LL M 1893 from the U of M. Has 
been engaged in the practice of law 
since 1890. Member of the Minn 
Club. 

BURROWS George AV, Brecken- 
ridge. Real estate. Born Jan 8. 
1867 in Otisville (now Dows) Iowa, 
son of Chester W A and Jane ( Gur- 
ney) Burrows. Married Dec 25, 1895 
to Pearl M Ring. Educated in public 
schools and Iowa Business College 
Des Moines. Teacher in public 

schools Iowa 1885-88; elk Iowa Falls 
la 18 89-92; member Tutin & Bur- 
rows real estate Lake Park la 189 2- 
94; Burrows & Palmer 189 4-99; 
mngr of the Iowa Loan Office in Fort 
Dodge, of Deming Investment Co 
Kansas City 1899; moved to Breck- 
enridge Minn and engaged in loan 
and abstract business as member of 
Carey, Dakin & Burrows until 1900; 
established Wilkin County Loan & 
Abstract Co 1900 and continues as 
propr of same. Sec and treas Sher- 
wood Dredging Co. 

BURTOX Hsizeii James, Deep- 
haven. Office The Plymouth Clothing 
House Minneapolis. Merchant. Born 
July 14,1847 in Boston Mass, son of 



Hazen James Burton Sr and Harriet 
Lincoln (Smith). Married July 2 0, 
1870 to Alice Whitney of South buro 
Mass. Educated in Dwight Grantmar 
School, English High School and Mass 
Inst of Technology Boston. Junior 
partner in firm of Keating, Lane & 
Co Boston; pres The Plymouth Cloth- 
ing House of Minneapolis and St Paul 
1882 to date; pres Mandan Land & 
Improvement Co 1883 to 1907; pres 
of the village of Deephaven Minn 1900 
to 1907. Member of the Minneapolis, 
Minikahda, Lafayette and Minneton- 
ka Yacht clubs. 

BURTON Ward Cotton, Deep 
haven. Office Plymouth Clothing 
House Minneapolis. Merchant. Born 
Mar 3, 1876 in Cambridge Mass, son 
of Hazen James and Alice Gertrude 
Cotton (Whitney) Burton. Educat- 
ed at Brookline Grammar School; 
Chauncy Hall in Boston; by private 
tutor in Minneapolis and graduated 
from Harvard Univ 1899. Sec the 
Plymouth Clothing House 19ilO to 
date. Member Harvard Club of N Y; 
Harvard Union Cambridge; Pi Eta So- 
ciety Harvard College; Beverly Yacht 
Club Wing's Neck Mass; Minnetonka 
Yacht Club Deephaven Minn; Min- 
neapolis and Minikahda clubs Min- 
neapolis; Lafayette Club of Minne- 
tonka Beach. 

lURUCKKR Fred John, St Paul. 
Res 1561 Rice st, office 53 E 3d st. 
Manufacturer. Born in 1860 in Ger- 
many, son of Fred and W (Wunder- 
lich) Burucker. Married July 5, 
1887 to Augusta Rosenberg. Edu- 
cated in Germany. Came to the U S 
in 1887; started as a machinist with 
Minn Type Foundry 1887; with them 
until 1895; went in business for self 
1898-1900, succeeding Seegar Mnfg 
Co. In business under firm name of 
Burucker Mnfg Co mnfrs of printers" 
rollers to date. Served 3 years in 
German army. Member Modern 

Woodman and Samaritans. 



BUSBV Elmer I), Moorhead. Edu- 
cator. Born Feb 27, 1S61 in Harrison 
county Ohio, son of Abraham and 
Sarah (Stall) Busby. Married June 
17, 1SS4 to Leah Mikesell. Educated 
in Hopedale (Ohio) Normal School; 



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graduated from Thiel College Green- 
ville Pa, A B 1891. Taught school in 
Ohio 2 years; after graduation 1891 
moved to Moorhead and has been 
instructor in mathematics, civics and 
economics to date in Concordia Col- 
lege. 

BUSCH Frederich, Red Wing. Res 
43 7 7th St. Capitalist. Born Oct 6, 
1839 in Ruethen Germany, son of 
Friedrich and Bernardit S ( Koeg- 
ling) Busch. Married in 1864 to 
Anna W Weimar. Educated in the 
public schools and college in his 
native land until 1859. Moved to 
Red Wing and was engaged as elk 
in gen merchandise business 1859- 
64. Member firm of Olson & Busch 
gen merchandise 1864-69; Simmon, 
Olson & Busch 18 69-7 6; partner in 
firm of Meagher & Busch Mankato 
1876-79; cashr First Nat Bank Man- 
kato 1879-81; cashr Goodhue county 
Nat Bank Red Wing and treas of 
Goodhue County Savings Bank 1881- 
99; pres of both from 1899. Re- 
signed as pres of Goodhue County 
Nat Bank 1906. New pres Goodhue 
County Savings Bank and the La 
Grange Mills and dir Goodhue Coun- 
ty Nat Bank; Red Wing Sewer Pipe 
Co; R W Union Stoneware Co. Mem- 
ber Commercial Club. 

BUTLER Burridge 1>, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 1904 Park av, office Daily 
News. Newspaper man. Born Feb 
5, 1868 in Louisville Ky, son of Rev 
Thomas D and Marie (Radcliffe) 
Butler. Educated in common schools. 
Reporter on Louisville Times 1884; 
Cincinnati Enquirer 1885; city edit- 
or Grand Rapids Democrat 1887-89; 
managing editor 1889-9 4; advertis- 
ing mngr Majestic Range Co St Louis 
1895; Scripps-McRae League 1896- 
99; associated with F W Kellogg and 
L V Ashbaugh founded the Omaha 
Daily News Oct 9, 1899; founded St 
Paul Daily News Mar 1, 1900; found- 
ed Minneapolis Daily News Aug 5, 
1903. V pres Omaha Daily News; 
dir Des Moines Daily News; dir St 
Paul Daily News; pres Minneapolis 
Daily News. Member Masonic order; 
Minneapolis, Minikahda and Commer- 
cial clubs Minneapolis. 



BUTLER Pierce, St Paul. Res 
13 4 7 Summit av, office Fire & Marine 
bldg. Lawyer. Born Mar 17, 1S66 
Dakota county Minn, son of Patrick 
and Mary A (Gaffney) Butler. Was edu- 
cated in public schools of Sciota and 
Waterford Dakota county Minn until 
18 81; graduated from Carleton Col- 
lege Northfield Minn 1887. Ad- 
mitted to bar 1887. Asst coun- 
ty atty Ramsey county 1891-92 coun- 
ty atty 1893-9 6. Gen practice 189 7- 
99 in firm of How & Butler. Gen 
atty C St P M & O Ry Co 1899-1905. 
Is now in firm of How, Butler & Mit- 
chell. Dir St Paul Public Library 
since 1900; recently re-appointed for 
term expiring 1909. Pres Ramsey 
Countv Bar Assn. 



BUTLER Stephen, Fergus Falls. 
Public official. Born Feb 27, 1854 
in England, son of Stephen and Ann 
(Bailey) Butler. Married 1877 to 
Amanda McCree. Educated in Eng- 
land. Moved to Otter Tail coun- 
ty and engaged in lumbering 1872- 
79; held a number of local offices and 
was employed with McCormick Ha"r- 
vester Co until 1894 when he was 
elected county treas which office he 
still holds. Dir Fergus Casket Co. 
Member Masonic fraternity and I O 
O F. 

BUTLER Walter P, Minneapolis. 
Office 3 09 Bank of Commerce. Ce- 
ment stone. Born Jan 25, 1858 in 
Milwaukee Wis, son of W I Butler 
and Amanda (Elmore) Butler. Mar- 
ried Feb 5, 1883 to Stella M Butler. 
Educated in the public schools of 
Milwaukee and N Y; Ripon College 
of Wis 1874-75; Univ of Michigan 
1876-79; LL B 1879. Taught school 
near Winona; later entered office of 
chief eng of C M & St P Ry; re- 
moved to Aberdeen and engaged in 
lumber and mercantile business. 
City eng same place 8 years; in the 
office of U S surveyor S D 2 years; 
actuary for an investment company 
Minneapolis 1894-1898; later in life 
insurance business; gold mining at 
Nome Alaska 1900-1901; 1901 to 
date engaged in cast cement stone 
business. 



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BUTTS Charles M, St Paul. Res 
6 43 West Central Park, office 613 
Pioneer Press bldg. Lawyer. Born 
May 12, 1857 at Plainview Minn, son 
of Hiram H and Amanda ( Porter) 
Butts. Attended Plainview public 
school until age of 8; studied classics 
under private instruction 1 year; U 
of M scientific course 18 70-7 6. Taught 
school 1 year; studied law in office 
of former chief justice Wilson at 
Winona 18 78-80; also member firm 
of Butts & Taylor Winona; practiced 
law at Lake Benton Minn 1880-83; 
member Spencer & Butts lawyers 
Pierre S D 1883; Clifton S D 1883- 
85; member Butts & Jaques lawyers 
Blunt S D 1885-87; same firm in St 
Paul 1887-95; alone 1895 to date. 



CADAVELL Francis, Le Sueur. 
Lawyer. Born May 28, 1842 in Ohio, 
son of Edward and Sarah (Demon) 
Cadwell. Married Mar 19, 1867 to 
Sarah Matthews. Graduated from 
Hillsdale (Mich) College 1860; 
studied law at N W Christian Univ 
Indianapolis and in law office. Ad- 
mitted to bar 1863. Moved to Le 
Sueur 1864 and has been engaged 
in the practice of his profession to 
date. Has served as county atty. 
supt of schools, county comnr, city 
elk, city atty and judge of Dist Court 
1891-1905. Member Masonic frater- 
nity. 

CAINE Arthur T, Anoka. Physi- 
cian. Born May 24, 1875 in St Paul 
Minn, son of Wm H and Mary H 
(Ten Eyck) Caine. Married July 10, 
1901 to Bertha E Johnson. Educat- 
ed in public schools Stillwater Minn; 
graduating U of M, M D 1899. Served 
as house physician of City and County 
Hospital St Paul. Moved to Lake 
Preston S D; practiced until 1901. 
Moved to Anoka and has continued 
practice to date. Coroner Anoka 
1903; health officer Anoka 1904 to 
date. Surgeon for G N and N P Rys. 
Member Masonic fraternity. 

CAINE William Allen, Stillwater. 
Res Pine and Martha sts, office Mow- 
er blk. Dentist. Born Jan 16, 187 9 
in Stillwater, son of William H and 
Mary (Ten Eyck) Caine. Married 



Sept 27, 1905 to Florence E Bonness. 
Educated in public schools Stillwa- 
ter; high school Minneapolis; and 
graduated from dental dept U of M, 
DD S 19 02. Has been engaged in 
practice of his profession in Stillwater 
1902 to date. Member Minn State 
Dental Society. 

CAINES Arthur, St Paul. Res 6 07 
Laurel av, office 710 Globe bldg. 
Collections and information bureau 
Born Sept 1, 18 72 in Toronto Ont. 
son of Arthur and Rebecca (Burnett) 
Caines. Educated in the common 
schools of St Paul. Trav salesman 
for Giffa & Co; then engaged in col- 
lection business with his father un- 
der firm name of Retailers Mercan- 
tile Co until 1900. Served as con- 
stable 1900-1904; then established 
Western Mercantile Co. Member of 
M W A and treas of same 1894 to 
date. Member A O U W and Lincoln 
Club. 

CAIRNS Cliarles Sumner, Minne- 
apolis. Res 1410 Yale pi, office 701 
Loan & Trust bldg. Lawyer. Born 
July 4, 1856 in Duncan Falls O, son 
of Robert and Mary A (Haynes) 
Cairns. Married Nov 3 0, 18 84 to 
Frances I Shellabarger. Educated in 
common schools; graduated from 
Muskingum College New Concord O 
1876; law dept Mich Univ 18 82; 
practiced 1882-83; in Decatur III: 
moved to Minneapolis 1883 and has 
practiced to date. Was member of 
Minn Legislature 1893-95. Appoint- 
ed by pres McKinley supervisor of 
Census 5th congressional dist 1900. 
Member American Bar Assn and 
Commercial Club. 

CALDWELL Chester Lawrence, St 

Paul. Res 301 Dayton av, office 505 
Germania Life Insurance bldg. Law- 
yer. Born April 2 7, 1864 in Philadel- 
phia Pa, son of William Wallace and 
Maria Caldwell. Married in 1885 to 
Lillian C Grant of Portsmouth N H. 
Educated at St John's College and 
the U S Naval Academy. Resigned 
from the naval service and in 188 6 
came to St Paul and was engaged 
upon the construction of the Chicago, 
Burlington & Northern Ry and later 
with the St Paul Minneapolis & Mani- 
toba Ry. Teacher of mechanical draw- 



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ing and applied mechanics in the Me- 
chanic Arts High School of St Paul 
188 8-1903. Graduated from St Paul 
College of Law and is now actively 
engaged in practice. 

CALD\YELL Guy Lowell, St Paul. 
Res 683 Simpson av, office 412 N Y 
Life bldg. Lawyer. Born July 8, 
1875, son of J P and Sidney Ella 
(Simms) Caldwell. Graduated from 
Farmington High School 1894; Ham- 
line Univ St Paul B A 1898; U of M 
law dept B A 1901 and has been 
practicing law since that time. V 
pres Roosevelt Club. Is now atty 
for American Surety Co N Y. Mem- 
ber M W A, United Workmen, Mod- 
ern Harvesters, Sons of Veterans, 
Masonic fraternity and Commercial 
Club. 

CALDWELL James P, St Paul. 
Res 1446 West Minnehaiia st, office 
same. Physician (Eclectic) . Born Jan 
21, 1848 in Illinois, son of D P and 
Jane (Meek) Caldwell. Married Apr 
26, 1874 to Sidney E Simms. At- 
tended the public schools in Illinois 
after the Civil War; studied medi- 
cine; graduated from Bennett Medi- 
cal College Chicago 187.5. Practiced 
medicine in Illinois 18 75-79; in St 
Paul 1879 to date. Enlisted in 

Union army in defense of Union when 
16 in an 111 regiment; U S Pension 
Examining Surgeon 4 years; special 
agent U S Census Office 2 years terri- 
tory comprising N D and parts of 
Minn and la. Pres Eclectic Medical 
Society of Minn 1881-83; member 
Acker Post GAR and Lincoln Club 
St Paul. 

CALHOUN John Franklin, Minne- 
apolis. 1762 Hennepin av, office 500 
Oneida blk. Broker. Born April 2 8, 
1854 in Licking county O, son of 
David and Caroline Calhoun. Mar- 
ried Jan 20, 1879 to Clara Zenora 
Edwards of Galesburg 111. Attended 
country school Mercer county O. Af- 
ter various work as boy was employed 
in dry goods house Keithsburgh O 8 
years; later in business for self; 
moved to Minneapolis 1881 and en- 
gaged in loaning money on real es- 
tate. Member first Chamber of Com- 
merce Minneapolis, Commercial Club 
and Masonic fraternity. 



CALLENDER Sherman W, Min- 
neapolis. Res 60 Highland av, of- 
fice 113-115 6th St N. Wholesale 
fruits. Born Jan 7, 1867 in St Paul 
Minn, son of John W and Ruth Am- 
anda (Baker) Callender. Married 
Jan 3, 189 7 to Effie M Hamburg. Ed- 
ucated in the public schools of Jor- 
dan Minn and business college Min- 
neapolis. Employed in whol fruit 
trade 1885-93; whol seed business 
1893-97; with Armour & Co Chicago 
1897-99. Organized Callender-Van- 
derhoof & Co of which he is pres 
and gen mngr 1899, engaged in the 
whol fruit business. 

CxlMERON Dow M, Little Falls. 
Lawyer. Born Aug 6, 1875 in Mason 
City Iowa, son of Francis B' and Jane 
Elizabeth Cameron. Married Dec 11, 
1906 to Maude M Duncan. Educated 
in public schools and graduated from 
high school Clear Lake Iowa; attended 
Minneapolis High School; and gradu- 
ated from law dept U of M, LL B 1898; 
LL M 1899. Practiced law in N Yakima 
Wash 3 months; at Minneapolis until 
1901; in Little Falls to date. City 
justice 4 years; now county atty Mor- 
rison county. Member B P O E. 

CAM3IACK Edward A, St Paul. Res 
601 Goodrich, office 82 E 3d st. Mer- 
chant. Born in 1855 in Illinois, son 
of John and Sarah (Moody) Cam- 
mack. Married Sept 188 7 to Susan K 
Hinchliff. Educated in Chicago 
schools. With whol jewelry house 
Chicago during fire of 1871; in who! 
grocery 1871-73; country stores HI 
187 3-76; dairy and creamery busi- 
ness la 187 6-78; Marvin & Cammack 
Rochester Minn 1878; in St Paul 
since 18 81 and pres Crescent Cream- 
ery Co 1888 to date. Member Com- 
mercial Club, Produce Exchange and 
Board of Trade. 

CAMP James S, Brainerd. Physi- 
cian and surgeon (R). Born Dec 8, 
1855 in Dixon, Lee county Illinois, son 
of J L and Mary H Camp. Educated 
in public school Dixon 111; Knox Acad- 
emy Galesburg 111; Cornell Univ Itha- 
ca N Y; Rush Medical College Chi- 
cago 111 1878. Practiced medicine in 
Dakota from 1878-84; physician to 
Standing Rock Agency; resigned 1883 



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and located in Brainerd 1884; estab- 
Ished the Lumberman's Hospital 1891 ; 
sold hospital to Sisters of St Joseph 
1902; has been in actice practice in 
Brainerd to date. Member American 
Medical Assn; Minn State Medical So- 
ciety; U S Historical and U S Geo- 
graphical societies. 

CAMPBELL Clement C, St Paul. 

Res 22 Nelson av. Minister of 

religion. Born Dec 2 5 18 51 in 
Waushara county Wis, son of Rev 
D A and Electa L (Soper) Campbell. 
Married Aug 16, 1883 to Elizabeth 
J Laning. Educated in public schools 
Pine River Wis and graduated B S 
Ripon (Wis) College 1882; Chicago 
Theological Seminary 18 82-84; Yale 
Theological Seminary 1884-85; B D 
same 1885; town supt of schools 
Granby Conn 188 5-1890; pres North- 
ern Wis Home Missionary Society 
and trustee Ashland Academy 1894- 
98; treas Wis Convention 1903-1904; 
held pastorates in Congregational 
churches in Granby Conn 1885-9 0; 
Nacedah Wis 1890-91; Antigo WMs 
1891-98; Hartford Wis 1898-1901; 
Madison Wis 1901-1904 and has been 
pastor of Plymouth Congregational 
Church St Paul 1904 to date. 

CAxMPBELL Ernest Wells, Litch- 
field. Lawyer. Born Nov 19, 1870 
in Kingston Minn, son of Otho H and 
Isadora (Creath) Campbell. Grad- 
uated from Litchfield High School 
1891; from Yale Law ochool LL B 
1893 and M L 1894. Served as sergt 
15th Minn Vol Inf Spanish 
American War; promoted to 2d 
lieut and mustered out Mar 27, 1899. 
Referee in bankruptcy 4th div Minn 
19 00 to date. County atty Meeker 
county 1902-1906. Member Book 
and Gavel Society Yale Law School. 

CAMPBELL HUGH 1), Stillwater. 
Res 506 W Pine, office Lumbermen's 
Exchange. Lumber. Born June 15, 
1857 in Glengary Ont, son of Donald 
and Catherine (Dewar) Campbell. 
Married Nov 2 4, 1887 to Minnie W 
Irvine. Educated in the public 
schools Glengary Ont and business 
college Belleville Ont. Moved to Wis 
and variously employed in lumber 
trade 1879-8 5. Engaged in mnfr of 
lumber with Hershey Lumber Co Still- 



water as mngr of local plant 1885- 
1905; mngr of same devoting his 
attention to western timber land in- 
vestments for company 1905 to date. 
Treas and dir Eclipse Saw Mill Co 
Stillwater; dir and local mngr Her- 
shey Lumber Co; dir, sec and treas 
Seippel Timber Co. 

CAMPBELL John Elislia, St 

Paul. Res Langley av, office S St 
Paul. Physician (R). Born April 
3, 1875 in St Paul, son of Norman 
and Lena Campbell. Married Sept 
28, 1903 to Mary Forsyth. Attended 
Central High School graduating 1894; 
U of M, B S 1898; M S 1899; M P 
1902. Served as dist and county 
physician; city physician; health of- 
ficer. Member Sigma Chi honorary 
scientific fraternity; Ramsey County 
and State Medical societies. Dir S St 
Paul Commercial Club. Member Ma- 
sonic fraternity, M W A, Foresters, 
I O O F and North Star. 

CAMPBELL Wallace, Minneapolis. 
Res 4 07 Oak Grove st, office Peoples 
Bank. Banker. Born Sept 8, 18 63 
Waverly N Y, son of Solomon C and 
Mary Aurelia (Farwell) Campbell. 
Educated at high school Corning N 
Y; Hamilton College 18 83; Columbia 
College Law School 1885. Removed 
to Minneapolis 18 86 and practiced 
law as member of the firm of Stryker 
& Campbell until 1901; v pres of 
banking house of Hill, Sonen & Co 
until 1898; v pres Northwestern 
Life Assn ( now Northwestern Nat 
Life Insurance Co); and Minn Title 
and Trust Co until 1905; elected pres 
Peoples Bank and v pres New Eng- 
land Furniture and Carpet Co 1903- 
Confined his entire attention to Peo- 
ples Bank since 1905. Member of 
Minneapolis Commercial, Miltona and 
Automobile clubs. 

CAMPBELL Walter H, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 7 W 25th st, ofl^ce 20] 
Oneida blk. Lawyer. Born Oct 2, 1875 
in Detroit Mich, son of George G S 
and Marv J (Anscomb) Campbell. 
Married Sept 2 7, 1905 to Elva Mac- 
Kusick. Educated in common and 
high schools Alexandria Minn; grad- 
uated from U of M 1895; law dept 
1896; admitted to bar 1896; em- 



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ployed in offices of John B and E P 
Sanborn St Paul until 1897; engaged 
in law reporting until 189 9; in rail- 
road work until 1902; began law 
practice in Minneapolis 1902 and has 
continued to date. 



CAMPBELL William Jr, Stillwa 
ter. Manufacturer. Born Jan 4, 1867 
in Manteno 111, son of William and 
Sarah Jane (Foster) Campbell. Mar- 
ried Nov 15, 1892 to Nellie A Hatch. 
Educated in common schools Man- 
teno 111. First engaged as bkpr with 
Sheldon & Co Chicago 1883-87; en- 
gaged in retail shoe business Min- 
neapolis until 1890; trav salesman 
for L D Kilbourn Shoe Co 1890-91; 
same for North Star Shoe Co 1891- 
19 06; sec and gen mngr Connolly 
Shoe Co Stillwater 1906 to date. 



OANFIELD Eflwin H, Luverne. 
Lawyer. Born Dec 2 7, 1855 in West- 
field Wis, son of James F and Mary 
E (Holmes) Canfield. Married Mar 
15, 1877 to Carrie A Hills. Educat- 
ed in common schools Olmsted coun- 
ty Minn and high school Rochester 
Minn; also private tutor; studied laM' 
with Chas C Wilson Rochester Minn 
and admitted to bar in 1881. Re- 
moved from Westfield Wis to a farm 
Olmsted county Minn 1866; after 
leaving school taught 11 terms; set- 
tled in Luverne Minn where he has 
practiced law 1881 to date; county 
atty Rock county 14 years; member 
of school board 8 years; elected state 
senator 190 6 from Rock and Pipe- 
stone counties. 



CANNON Charles M, St Paul. Res 
2277 Carter av, office Raymond & 
Hampden av. Surgeon. Born Aug 
18, 18 61 in Edgerton W'is, son of 
Ephraim D and Emily (Oviatt) Can- 
non. Married July 3, 1888 to Edith 
M Morey. Educated in tne schools 
of Cherokee la; Drake Univ and grad- 
uated from Bennett Medical College 
Chicago March 20, 1888. Has been 
engaged in the practice of his pro- 
fession since that time. Pres of the 
Midway Mnfrs Club; member State 
Board of Medical Examiners 1902- 
1905. 



CANNON John M, St Paul. Res 

89 N Victoria st, office 612 Endicott 
bldg. Lawyer. Born April 18 69 in 
Juneau county Wis, son of James and 
Eliza (Noonan) Cannon. Married 
Feb 21, 1898 to Caroline Klein. Ed- 
ucated in the common and high 
schools and Cedar Valley Seminary 
Osage la; U of M law dept LL B 
189 6. Began practice Crescoe 1896; 
conducted Jno M Cannon Land Agen- 
cy until 19 05; moved to St Paul and 
formed law partnership with James 
Manahan as Manahan & Cannon. 
Treas I C Land Agency of la 1895; 
Co-operative Southern Land Co Min- 
neapolis. Served in la N G; chair- 
man Dem Committee 4 years. Mem- 
ber Commercial Club, B P O E and 
K of C. 

CARDIGAN Charles T, St Paul. 
Res 1554 Payne av, office 70 5 Pio- 
neer Press bldg. Real estate, loans 
and insurance. Born July 26, 1851 
in Ogdensburg N Y, son of James C 
and Catherine (Turner) Cardigan. 
Married July 6, 1885 to Millie A Mc- 
Lean. Educated in the public and 
night schools of Ogdensberg N Y and 
Boston Mass. Removed to St Paul 
1886 employed 9 years in Forepaugh 
Block and Seven Corners Bank. 
Opened real estate office 189 5 and 
now engaged in business in the firm 
of Truax & Cardigan. Sec and treas 
Forest Cemetery Assn. Member I O 

F. 

CARGILL Robert G, Minneapolis. 
Res 2 617 Cortland st, office 318 
Flour Exchange. Grain merchant. 
Born Oct 31, 187 7 at Northwood la, 
son of S S and Elizabeth (Murphy) 
Cargill. Married May 2 9, 1902 to 
Fidelia Burnell. Attended the pub- 
lic schools in Minneapolis; St John's 
Military School Manilus N Y; Macal- 
ester College St Paul 2 years; U of M 

1 year. In employ of Victoria Eleva- 
tor Co as office boy and elk until 
19 02; sec and dir 1902 to date. Mem- 
ber Delta Tau college fraternity; 
Roosevelt Club St Paul. 

CARLETON James P, St Paul. Res 
575 Fuller st, office 2 41 Endicott 
bldg. Lands and loans. Born April 
1857 in Le Grand la, son of John H 
and Sarah A (Stoddard) Carleton. 



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Married 1901 to Dollie Skinner. Ed- 
ucated in Cornell College la and med- 
ical dept la State Univ. Engaged in 
lumber business Iowa Falls la 187 9- 
82; same Belmont la 1882-84; groc- 
cery business Iowa Falls la 1884-87; 
postmaster same 1887-91; Reid, 
Murdoch & Co Chicago 1891-1900; 
sec and treas Security Mortgage & 
Loan Co 1900 to date; also with 
Earl F Andrus land business St Paul 
19 00 to date. 

CARLISLE William T, Crookston. 
Merchant. Born June 19, 1868 in 
Berrien Springs Mich, son of J L and 
M A (Fruitt) Carlisle. Married Dec 
17, 1895 to Eliza H Bullock. Edu- 
cated in common schools Greenville 
Mich and business college Aberdeen 
S D. Engaged as elk in Aberdeen; 
moved to Ada Minn as mngr and 
buyer for Thorpe Bros & Co 8 years; 
city salesman for Finch, Smith & Co 
Crookston 4 years; later buyer and 
since 1905 member of firm of Finch, 
Winslow, Carlisle Co whol grocers. 
Dir Minot Grocery Co. Member Ma- 
sonic fraternity and B P O E. 

CARLSON Henry C, Albert Lea. 
Lawyer. Born Feb 22, 18 7 2 on a 
farm in Freeborn county Minn, son 
of Adolph and Dorothea (Anderson) 
Carlson. Married in 19 01 to Mab(M 
E Du Toit. Educated in public 

schools Albert Lea and U of M. 
Studied in law office; graduated from 
Columbian Univ Washington D C 
189 7; practiced in Albert Lea to date. 
Dir Citizens Nat Bank; Albert Lea 
Corset Co; Albert Lea Brick & Tile 
Co. Member Commercial Club, K of 
P, B P O E and Albert Lea Charter 
Commission. 

CARIjSOX John M, St Paul. Res 
475 Dayton av, office 227-229 W 5th 
st. Contractor and builder. Born 
Nov 2 9, 1841 in Wexico Sweden, son 
of Carl Johanson and Christina ( .Ion- 
son) Carlson. Married 1868 to Chris- 
tina Magnuson. Educated in public 
schools of Sweden. Removed to N Y 
1866 and went immediately to Chi- 
cago where he engaged in carpentry 
for 2 years; removed to St Paul 1868; 
was employed as foreman for 13 
years with Wiley Bros; admitted 
to partnership as Wiley & Carlson 



1881; purchased Wiley's interest 
1890. Built old capitol and many 
other large buildings in the business 
and resident dist of St Paul. Mem- 
ber of Builders Exchange; pres Union 
Cemetery Assn. Served 2 years in 
Swedish militia. Appointed Dec 31, 
189 8 and served 4 years on Board of 
Water Commissioners. 

CARMAN John Braineid, Detroit. 
Physician (R). Born July 4, 185 5 
in Iroquois Out, son of John A and 
Sarah A (Bailey) Carman. Married 
Jan 10, 1877 to Alice J Coons 
Educated in public and high schools 
Iroquois Ont; Albert Univ Belle- 
ville Ont; graduated from McGill 
Univ Montreal 1879. Located in De- 
troit same year and has been en- 
gaged in practice to date. Pres Car- 
man's Pharmacy Co. Member State 
and County Medical societies. 

CARMICHAEL David, Stillwater. 
Res 719 S 3d St. Retired (Lumber). 
Born June 14, 1835 in Province of 
New Brunswick, son of David and 
Margaret (McLaine) Carmichael. 
Married July 9, 18 71 to Rebecca H 
Cox. Was raised on a farm and 
worked in lath mill and lumbering 
until 1854. Moved to Stillwater and 
was engaged in lumbering 185 4-62 
and from 1865-18 80. Established 
firm of Mulvey & Carmichael; en- 
gaged in logging until 1900 when he 
retired from active business. V pres 
and dir Eclipse Saw Mill Co; stock- 
holder Minnesota Mercantile Co; St 
Croix Boom Co; Gowan, Peyton, 
Twohy Co Duluth; Independencia 
Mining & Smelting Co. Enlisted in 
8th Minn Regt and served on fron- 
tier in N and S C and Tenn during 
Civil War 1862-65. Member GAR 
and B P O E. 

CARPENTER C P, Northfield. 
Publisher. Born Feb 4, 1853 in 
Eastford Conn, son of F C and Mary 
A (Gilbert) Carpenter. Married in 
1885 to Lula M IMcElrath. Educated 
in public schools Minn. Began in 
printing business Spring Valley Minn 
1870; worked on many newspapers 
as reporter and editor; established 
Dakota County Tribune Farmington 
Minn 1884; admitted to bar 1890; 
purchased Northfield Independent 



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1895 and has conducted same to date. 
Asst elk House of Representatives 
1887; chief elk 1889; now municipal 
judge. Member Knights of Pythias 
and I O O F. 

CARROLL AValter N, Minneapolis. 
Res 2000 S Irving av, ofhce 510 Se- 
curity Bank bldg. Lawyer. Born 
Oct 10, 1863 in Philadelphia Pa, son 
of T N and Hannah (Clarke) Car- 
roll. Married Elizabeth Brownell 
June 1, 1895. Attended public 
schools in Philadelphia and at Vil- 
lage Creek la; U of M, LL B 1895; 
LL M 1896; D C L 1902; ex-pres 
Law Alumni Assn. Was cashier of 
the Bank of De Smet S D and its 
successor the First National Bank of 
De Smet 18 82-87; had charge of 
the voluntary liquidation of the 
Twin City National Bank of New 
Brighton Minn 1890-9 2; was as- 
signee of the Citizens' Bank of Min- 
neapolis and later receiver in the ac- 
tion to enforce stockholders' liability 
of that institution 1893-99. Has 
practiced law 189 to date. Member 
American Bar Assn; Minn State Bar 
Assn; Minneapolis Commercial Club; 
Home Protection League; National 
Municipal League; American Civic 
Assn; U of M Alumni Assn. Ex-pres 
Minn Congregational Club. 

CARSON AVilliam Morris, St Paul. 
Res 482 Holly av, office 542 Gilfillan 
blk. Lawyer. Born Sept 1851 in 
Baltimore Md, son of W K and Mary 
C (Johnston) Carson. Educated in 
private schools; Univ of Maryland; 
Westminster College Pa 2 years; 
Princeton Univ 4 years, graduated 
1874; degrees: A B, M A, Princeton; 
B L, D L, Maryland Law School, Johns 
Hopkins Univ 1876-78. Practiced 
law Baltimore Md 187 6-1883; St 
Paul 1883 to date; gen agt Surety 
Bond Co 189 6 to date. Private sec 
to the mayor of St Paul 1889 to 
1892. Member Wabasha Club St 
Paul; University Club Baltimore; 
Bar Assn Baltimore; and St Paul 
Southern Club St Paul. Member 
Commercial Club; dir 1888-1890. 

CASE Charles Merritt, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 2118 Pillsbury av, office 54 
Chamber of Commerce. Grain ele- 
vators. Born Sept 22, 1870 in Min- 
neapolis, son of C W and Julia 



(Pratt) Case. Married May 28, 1902 
to Helen Janney. Graduated from 
Shattuck Military School Faribault 
1888; Lehigh Univ B S 1892; post 
graduate Lehigh E M 1893. Treas 
Atlantic Elevator Co; Homestead 
Elevator Co; Royal Elevator Co and 
George C Bagley Elevator Co; mem- 
ber Whallon, Case & Co stock and 
grain brokers 1900 to date. Mem- 
ber Am Inst Mining Engineers; Loyal 
Legion; Minneapolis, Minikahda and 
Lafayette clubs Minneapolis. 

CASE Walter L, Cloquet. Law- 
yer. Born Apr 25, 1863 in Wilson 
N Y, son of Samuel P and Margaret 
Case. Married June 2, 1892 to Eve- 
lyn A West. Graduated from Wilson 
Union School N Y 1884; attended 
Mt Union College Ohio 1888-89. 
Raised on farm in Niagara county 
N Y. Taught school in Wilson, Ton- 
awanda and Lewiston N Y. Stud- 
ied law Lockport N Y 2 
years; moved to Saginaw Mich 1889; 
city editor Saginaw Evening Journal 
2 years; admitted to practice law 
1890; opened law office Saginaw W 
S; moved to Saginaw E S 1891; 
moved to Duluth Minn 189 3 and 
practiced law in W Duluth; edited 
Daily Law Bulletin in Duluth 5 years; 
moved to Cloquet and practiced law 
189 8 to date. City atty Cloquet. 
Treas Central Block Co. Member 
Minn House of Representatives. 

CASE AVilliam I, Anoka. Con- 
tractor. Born March 3, 1870 in Ne- 
cedah Wis, son of John W and 
Rachael (McGlauflin) Case. Mar- 
ried Apr 26, 1893 to Lilla B Ballou. 
Educated in common schools Nece- 
dah Wis. Moved to Anoka 1891 and 
took course in Anoka Business Col- 
lege; after leaving school engaged 
in carpentering and contracting, con- 
tinuing same to date. 

CASEY John, Anoka. Farm im- 
plements and livery. Born Oct 1858 
in Syracuse N Y. Married May 27, 
1885 to Mary E Tierney. Educated 
in common schools. Farmed several 
years; moved to Anoka and went into 
the farm implement and livery busi- 
ness, which lie conducts to date. 
Served as supervisor of Fridley Minn; 
sheriff Anoka county; alderman 6 
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CASEY John E, Jordan. Pub- 
lisher. Born Oct 10, 1S7 5 in Scott 
county Minn, sou of Jotin and Mary 
(Howe) Casey. Married Sept 15, 
19 03 to Therese Mertens Casey. Ed- 
ucated in Jordan public schools; Min- 
neapolis Central High School; grad- 
uated from St John's Univ College- 
ville ]Minn. Purchased Jordan Inde- 
pendent 1901 and has published 
same to date. Sec 4 years of Jordan 
Elec Light & Heating Co. Member 
Democratic State Central Committee; 
second v pres Minn Editorial Assn. 

CASEY Thomas, Crookston. Edu- 
cator. Born Oct 2 7, 185 5 in Roches- 
ter N Y, son of Joseph and Matilda 
(Webb) Casey. Married in 18 88 to 
Lily Freemire. Educated in high 
school Mich; graduated from North- 
ern Indiana Normal School Valpar- 
aiso Ind B S 1882. First engaged 
as teacher and supt of Croswell 
(Mich) schools until 1883; moved to 
Crookston and was engaged as teach- 
er and principal of Fisher State Grad- 
ed School for 8 years; supt of schools 
at Red Lake Falls 5 years, during 
which time he was instructor in 
Teachers' Training School: Polk 
county supt of schools 189 7 to date. 
Member Minn Educational Assn; Ma- 
sonic fraternity and K of P. 

CASH Daniel G, Duluth. Res 820 
E 5th St, office 410 Manhattan bldg. 
Lawyer. Born Feb 11, 1843 in 
Cleveland O, son of Daniel S and 
Fanny (Tooker) Cash. Married 
Oct 1, 1872 to Alice B Scott of Pitts- 
burg Pa. Educated in the public 
schools of Cleveland O 1852-5 6; On- 
tonagon Mich 18 57-60; Ann Arbor 
Mich 1861; graduated from Univ of 
Mich law school LL B 1867. Opened 
law office in Duluth 1870; member 
of law firm of Ensign & Cash 1874- 
1889; Cash & Williams 1889-1891; 
Cash, Williams & Chester 1891-97; 
has since practiced alone. Enlisted 
as private in the 2 7th Vol Inf Aug 
4, 1862; commissioned 2d lieut Oct 
1862; 1st lieut May 18 63: adjt Dec 
1863; capt May 1864; maj May 1865; 
brevt maj U S Vol 18 65; wounded at 
battles of Wilderness, Cold Harbor 
and at siege of Petersburg; taken 
prisoner Aug 18 64 and confined in 
Libby prison and Salisbury N C; es- 



caped Oct 19, 1864. Served as city 
atty Duluth 1 term; county atty of St 
Louis county 3 terms. Member of 
Loyal Legion, Minn Commandery, 
and Willis A Gorman Post GAR; 
member and sec board of directors 
Duluth Public Library. 

CASHIN John, Duluth. Res 62 9 N 
57th av W, office 517 Torrey bldg. 
Lumber. Born June 4, 1864 in Cape 
Broyle Newfoundland, son of Michael 
and Mary (O'Brien) Cashin. Mar- 
ried May 2 9, 189 5 to Mary Page. Ed- 
ucated in the common schools of New- 
foundland and academy at Montreal 
Can. Engaged in various employ- 
ments in Montreal until 1878; ap- 
prenticed to plumber's trade 1878-79: 
removed to Duluth 18 79 and engaged 
as scaler in lumber business; later 
logging and is now inspector and 
shipper. Engaged for self in lumber 
and lumber lands; sec and dir Cal- 
umet & Goldfield Mining Develop- 
ment Co Duluth. Member Commer- 
cial Club of West Duluth: Curling 
Club; A O H, Catholic Order of For- 
esters, Maccabees, and Samaritans. 

CASHMAX Michael R, Owatonna. 

Nurseryman. Born Dec 9, 187 5 in 
Steele county Minn, son of Edward 
and Mary (Welch) Cashman. Mar- 
ried in 1905 to Mary P Quinn. Edu- 
cated in public schools and Pillsbury 
Academy, Owatonna. Engaged in 
farming until 1898; trav salesman 
for nursery 189 8-1901: v pres Clin- 
ton Falls Nursery Co 19 04 to date. 
Member Commercial Club; K of C 
and A O H. 

CASHMAX Thomas E, Owatonna. 
Nurseryman. Born Sept 2. 1871 in 
Steele county Minn, son of Edward 
and Mary (Welch) Cashman. Mar- 
ried in 1897 to Margaret J Laugh- 
lin. Educated in public schools and 
Sacred Heart Academy Owatonna. 
Worked as nursery salesman until 
1898 when he established the Clin- 
ton Falls Nursery Co. Dir Security 
State Bank Owatonna. Member State 
Senate, term expires 1911. 

CASS Lewis Stephen, St Paul. Res 
15 Sherburne av, office Metropolitan 
Opera House. Railroad man. Born 
May 6, 1865 in Vernon county Wis, 



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son of Stephen F and Martha J (Wil- 
cox) Cass. Married December 2 4, 
1885 to Lillian Emmons. Attended 
district schools in Iowa; graded and 
high schools at Sumner la; Iowa 
State Normal School at Cedar Falls. 
Started in railway service as tele- 
graph student at Sumner la in 18 81; 
later became successively station agt, 
freight brakeman, pass brakeman, 
freight conductor, pass conductor and 
supt. Built the Waterloo, Cedar 
Falls & Northern Ry 1896; pres of 
same to date; asst gen mngr C G W 
Ry May 15 to Sept 7, 1905; third 
V pres 1905 to date. 

CASTBERG Benjamin, Detroit. 
Lawyer. Born Feb 27, 1871 in Brevig 
Norway, son of John C T and Hanna 
(Ebbesen) Castberg. Graduated from 
Royal Gymnasium 18 86; attended 
Royal Univ Christiania 1 year; grad- 
uated from law dept U of M 1897; 
studied law at office of John W Arc- 
tander while attending college. Prac- 
ticed law in Willmar Minn 189 8- 
1904; in Detroit Minn 19 04 to date. 

CASTLE Luke B, Stillwater. Res 
6 51 S Broadway, office 315 E Myrtle. 
Insurance. Born Jan 10, 184 4 in 
SheiTord county. Province of Quebec, 
son of Nathan Q and Rosetta (Sav- 
age) Castle. Married May 21, 18 72 
to Nannie Getchall. Educated in the 
common schools of Quebec. Employ- 
ed in woodenware factory Quebec 
until 1863; moved to Massachusetts 
in same business until 1864; moved 
to Grand Rapids where he enlisted 
in the 16th Mich Regt and served 
during the Civil War until its close; 
returned to Quebec but moved later 
to Stillwater in 1867 where he was 
engaged in surveying and exploring 
for U S govt for 1 year; engaged in 
the lumber and logging business for 
self 1871-74; sash, door and blinds 
1874-86; engaged in real estate and 
ins business 188 6 to date. Dir Wash- 
ington County Building & Loan Assn 
and Fairview Cemetery Assn. Elected 
county comnr 1906; term expires 
1911. Member Mueller Post No 1 
GAR, Knights of Pythias and M 
W A. 

CASTNER Frank H, Minneapolis. 
Res 2616 Taylor st N E, office 715 
Temple Court. Lawyer. Born June 
12, 1862 in Bureau county 111, son 



of S M and Mary (Hildebrandt) Cast- 
ner. Married Minnie E Van Valken- 
berg. Attended graded schools at 
Iowa City, Le Claire and Stuart la 
until 17 years old; Minneapolis 
Academy 1879-81; law dept U of M 
2 years graduating in 1893. Prac- 
tice law 1893 to date. Alderman 
9th Ward Minneapolis 1905 to date. 
Member Masonic fraternity, I O O F, 
United Workmen United Foresters, 
Modern Woodmen, and the East Side 
Commercial Club Minneapolis. 

CATHCART Alexander, St Paul. 
Res 631 Goodrich av, office 
115 E 4th St. Real Estate. Born 
June 30, 1865 in St Paul, son of 
Alexander H and Rebecca (Marshall) 
Cathcart. Married Jan 7, 1890 to 
Mabel Adams. Educated at Shattuck 
School Faribault Minn. Engaged in 
the real estate business with his 
uncle Ex-Gov Wm R Marshall Feb 
6, 1886; now head of the firm of 
Cathcart, Price & Co real estate, 
mngrs of property and estates. 

CAILFIELD John, St Paul. Res 
412 Ashland av, office 23 E 5th st. 
Public official. Born 18 54 in Castine 
Me, son of Jeremiah and Anna 
(Whelan) Caulfield. Married June 
189 6 to Agnes Grace. Educated in 
St Johns Univ Stearns county Minn 
and public and parochial schools St 
Paul. Engaged with St Paul Water 
Co 1870; sec of same 1874; same 
purchased by city 1882; sec Board 
of Water Commissioners to date. Ex- 
pres Am Water Works Assn; v pres 
Commercia Club; dir of Commercial 
Club for many years. Member of 
Knights of Columbus and B P O E. 

CHAFFEE Fred M, Faribault. 
Real estate, loans and insurance. 
Born Aug 2, 1874 in Faribault Minn, 
son of Henry and Charlotte (Carter) 
Chaffee. Married in 1903 to Ethel 
Hooper of Lincoln Neb. Educated 
in the public schools and Shattuck 
Military School. Has been actively 
engaged in operating large farms 
in Rice county since 1893, being own- 
er of 6000 acres in Rice county Minn 
and in N Dak. Engaged in real es- 
tate, loans and fire ins business 1903 
to date under firm name of Smith & 
Chaffee. Member Commercial Club. 



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CHAFFEE Gibson Allan, St Paul. 
Res 1942 Carroll st, office 210-214 
N 1st st Minneapolis. Jobber and 
manufacturer. Born Jan 31, 1866 in 
Hastings Minn, son of Sylvester 
Aaron and Plantina O Chaffee. Ed- 
ucated in the public schools at Mans- 
field O. Stock elk Wilson & Rogers 
St Paul 1882-84; trav salesman Rog- 
ers & Ordway 1884-94; asst mngr 
Crane & Ordway Co St Paul 1894- 
98; mngr The Plumbing & Steamfit- 
ting Supplies Co Minneapolis 1898 to 
date; dir Globe Iron Works Co Me- 
nominee Wis; V pres Chaffee Bros 
Carrington N Dak; fruit grower and 
breeder of Jersey cattle and Shetland 
ponies. Member Commercial Club 
Minneapolis. 

CHALMERS William, Stillwater. 
Res 821 S 3d st. Retired (Lum- 
ber). Born Dec 8, 182 8 in Ottawa 
Can, son of James and Agnes (Allen) 
Chalmers. Educated in the common 
schools of Montreal Que. Engaged 
as foreman in lumber business Che- 
boygan Mich 1852-54; moved to 
Stillwater and employed by Greeley 
& Walker Co 1855; employed by J 
D Ludden 1855-58; variously em- 
ployed in lumber business 1858-63; 
established firm of Chalmers, Vezie 
& McMillan loggers 1863-64; Chal- 
mers & McMillan 1864-72; member 
St Croix Lumber Co; pres of same 
18 83-19 02 when he sold out and re- 
tired from active business. Member 
Masonic fraternity, and one of the 
original pioneers of Minnesota. 

CHAMBERLAIN Francis A, Min- 
neapolis. Res 17 58 Hennepin av, 
office Security Bank bldg. Banker. 
Born April 20, 1855 in Bangor Me, 
son of James T and Caroline (Emery) 
Chamberlain. Married May 23, 1883. 
Attended common and high schools 
in Red Wing Minn and U of M. Be- 
gan business as a clerk in the old 
Merchants National Bank; with Se- 
curity Bank of Minnesota 1880; in 
banking business continuously to 
date; pres Security Bank of Minne- 
sota; dir Minnesota Loan & Trust 
Co; trustee Hennepin County Sav- 
ings Bank; dir Minneapolis Athe- 
neum. Member Minneapolis, Com- 
mercial, Minikahda and Lafayette 
clubs. 



CHAMBERLAIN Leon T, St Paul. 
Res 1001 Ashland av, office N P Ry 
bldg. Lawyer. Born Apr 3, 1862 in 
Wayne county N Y, son of Philander 
T and Mary' (Tuttle) Chamberlain. 
Graduated from U of M 1884; St 
Louis Law School 1885. Practiced 
law in Hastings Minn 1885-93. Cor- 
poration atty for city of St Paul 
1893-95; atty for N P Ry Co 1895 
to date. Member Chi Psi college 
fraternity; Masonic order; Minnesota 
Club. 

CHAAIBERLAIN William G, Albert 
Lea. Merchant. Born Sept 17, 1867 
in Freeborn county Minn, son of 
George B and Emily A (Skiff) Cham- 
berlain. Married in 1893 to Miss Lot- 
tie Skinner. Educated in district and 
high schools Albert Lea. Clerk in 
store until 1896; engaged in retail mer- 
chandise business Albert Lea 1896 to 
date; vice pres Skinner Chamberlain 
& Co. Member Commercial Club, iv 
of P, M W^ A, M B A and Library 
Board. 

CHAMBERLIN Sherman R, St 

Paul. Res 403 Bates av, office 301 
Manhattan bldg. Patent attorney- 
Born Oct 26, 1869 in Norwich, N Y, son 
of Sherman and Myra M (Ransford) 
Chamberlin. Educated in public and 
high schools Des Moines la and St 
Paul; graduated from law dept U of M, 
LL B 1896. From graduation engaged 
in railway mail service until 1903; 
member of firm of Chamberlin & Lane 
patent attorneys, to date. Member 
Masonic fraternity. 

CHANCE Norman W, Little Falls. 
Physician (R)- Born May 14, 18.59 in 
Alliance O, son of Perry and Miranda 
(Webb) Chance. Married in 1894 to 
Susie Bulgen. Educated in public 
schools Delano Minn and graduated 
from Rush Medical College 1S88. Since 
engaged in ])ractice of his profession. 
Now mayor of Little Falls. 

CHANEY Josiah Blodget, St Paul. 

Res 997 Argyle st, office State Capitol. 
Assistant librarian. Born Oct 16, 1828 
at Falmouth Me, son of Josiah and 
Elizabeth (Gowen) Chaney. Married 
April 9, 1854 to Melissa Ann Moore. 
Attended public school at Chesterville 
Me until 12; in printing office 1841-46; 
3 months in public school at Moline 
111 winter of 1848-49; when 7 made a 
full hand in a sawmill at Chesterville 



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Me; worked on farm spring and sum- 
mer of 1841: in office of The Morning 
Star, Dover N H as apprentice 1841-46; 
left Portsmoutli N H for Moline 111 
Nov 23, 1846; arrived Jan 4, 1847; in 
partnership with George W Bliss pub- 
lished The Mineral Point (Wis) Tri- 
bune 1852-54; sold interest to partner 
1854; came to Minnesota 1858. Mem- 
ber printing firm of Ramlaey, Chaney 
& Co in St Paul 1872; assistant libra- 
rian Minn Hist Society 1887 to date. 
Member Board of Education St Paul, 
1872-75; chairman committee on ex- 
penses whole term; served in Civil 
War in Minn Infantry and Minn Sharp- 
shooters. Member Minn Hist Society 

1867 to date; of executive council 

1868 to date; v pres one term. Mas- 
ter Mason sinec 1852; charter member 
Acker Post GAR; United Workmen. 

CHAPIN Clyde Restoii, Argyle. 
Lawyer. Born Dec 28, 1882 in Free- 
mont Ind, son of Bion S and Ella Allen 
(Parsons) Chapin. Received his ed- 
ucation in high school at Warren 
Minn to 1899; Macalester College St 
Paul, 1899-1902 and graduated from St 
Paul College of Law, LL B 1905- En- 
gaged in general practice of law Ar- 
gyle Minn 1905 to date. Dir Argyle 
Commercial Club. 

CHASE Charles E, Anoka. Mnfr. 
Born May 14, 1846 in Lincoln Me son 
of Peter M and Mary (Cole) Chase. 
Married May 27, 1876 to Lena Gld- 
dings. Educated in common schools 
Lincoln Me. In general merchandise 
business until 1870; same in Minneap- 
olis 1870-72; moved to Anoka 1872 and 
engaged in merchandise business; 
later in lumber business; was one of 
the organizers of Reed & Sherwood 
Mnfg Co and is v pres of same. 

CHASE Kelsey D, Faribault. Born 
Dec 1, 1841 in Little Valley, Cattarau- 
gus county N Y. son of Stillman and 
Wealthy A (Kelsey) Chase. Married 
in 1868 to Isabelle E Gardner of Hom- 
er Onondaga county N Y. Educated 
in public and private schools of Little 
Valley. Moved to Rochester Minn 
1860; served in civil war in 1862-65; 
moved to Owatonna Minn and en- 
gaged in mercantile business with 
brother A S Chase 1866-69; engaged 
in contracting and manufacturing 
1869-72; moved to Duluth and was em- 
ployed by the N P Ry Co 1872-76; 



moved to Crookston Minn 1876 en- 
gaged in farming and contracting; 
constructed first dam across Red Lake 
river at Crookston; organized Crook- 
ston's Water Works Power and Light 
Co and principal owner of the same; 
assisted in organizing First Nat Bank 
of Crookston. Director for several 
years and still stockholder; moved 
to Faribault Minn 18 87 and became 
associated with Leonidas and Alfred 
Merritt of Duluth in exploration of 
Missabe Iron dist, and connected with 
earlier iron organizations which were 
developed and operated, among them 
the Mountain Iron Co, Biwabik Iron 
Co and several other companies oper- 
ating on Missabe Range 1889-93; one 
of the organizers and builders of the 
D M & N Ry and was i)res of same 
from organization imtil 1893; one of 
the organizers and pres of the Chase 
State Bank Faribault, and interested 
in many other financial enterprises. 
Mayor of Faribault 1900-1901; member 
of Commercial Club and Masonic fra- 
ternities. 

CHASE Roe Giddings, Anoka. Edi- 
tor. Born Jan 16, 1877 in Anoka Minn, 
son of Charles E and Lena M (Gid- 
dings) Chase. Graduated from Auoka 
High School 1897; and from U of M 
1901. After leaving college engaged 
in work of ilustrating for magazines; 
worked one year on Houskeeper Maga- 
zine Minneapolis; following year trav- 
eled over U S for articles, stories and 
pictures for various magazines; sight 
and health began to fail; spent a year 
on western coast; returned and pur- 
chased Anoka Herald. Member Ma- 
sonic fraternity. Knights of Pythias, 
Commercial Club; Commodore Lake 
George Yacht Club. 

CHASE Walter S, St Paul. Res 
963 Bayless av, office 848 Security 
Bank bldg Minneapolis. Lawyer. 
Born Aug 2, 1878 in St Paul, son of 
Charles W and Sarah A (Scott) Chase. 
Married June 30, 1904 to Cora M 
Bohm; educated high school St Paul; 
graduated from LT of M law dept LL B 
1901. Has been engaged in the prac- 
tice of his ])rofession in Minneapolis 
since graduation. 

CHATFIELD Edward Crane, Min- 
neapolis. Res 613 Fulton st, office 532 
Boston blk. Lawyer. Born Oct 24, 
1849 in Sharon Center O, son of Will- 



Little Skctchcx of BUj Folks. 



iam and Ruth Ann (Crane) Chat- 
field. Married May 13, 1884 to Carrie 
E Secombe. Graduated from U of M 
B S 1874; from law school la State 
Univ LL B 1877. Began practice of 
law in Minneapolis as member of firm 
of Chatfield & Johnson 1877-79; prac- 
ticed alone to date. Member Minne- 
apolis city council 2 terms; pres Art 
Commission city of Minneapolis. Mem- 
ber Minneapolis Club. 

CHILD James E, Waseca. Editor 
and publisher. Born Dec 19, 1833 in 
St Lawrence county N Y, son of Zab- 
ina and Orilla (Rice) Child. Married 
in 18.56 to Justina Krassin of Waseca. 
Educated in public schools of De Kalb 
N Y, Perry O and Chester Wis. Taught 
country school 18.51-.53; practiced law 
Wilton Minn 1862-83; published Wil- 
ton News 1863-67; moved to Waseca 
and changed paper's name to Waseca 
News later to Minnesota Radical; sold 
out and engaged in farming 1880-8.5; 
purchased interest in Waseca Herald 
1885; purchased entire business 1906 
and incorporated under name of Child 
Pub Co. V pres First Nat Bank Wa- 
seca. Member legislature 1860-61; 
1874-83; senate 1871-72; served as dep 
U S marshal, county atty, judge of 
probate, judge of municipal court, 
school board, etc. Member Masonic 
fraternity. 

CHILD Sampson Reed, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 914 Kenwood Parkway, office 
Lumber Exchange. Lawyer. Born 
Sept 22, 1861 in Paris Me, son of Lewis 
W and Emily (Reed) Child. Married 
in 1884 to Alice Webber of Rumford 
Me. Educated in common schools and 
academy of North Bridgton Me; gradu- 
ated from B'owdoin College A B 1884. 
Studied law in Minneapolis in office of 
Judge Seagrane Smith and S A Reed; 
was admitted to bar 1886. Practiced 
alone until 1894; then member firm of 
Child & Fryberger until 1898; has 
practiced alone 1898 to date. Member 
1st Regt M N G 1889-94; first Minneap- 
olis Charter Commission ; American 
State and Hennepin County Bar assns ; 
Academy of Natural Science Minneap- 
olis; pres Minn Unitarian Conference. 

CHILDRESS Arthur B, Northfield. 
Lawyer. Born Aug 17, 1871 in Kings- 
ton Tenn. son of John B and Mary 
(Glen) Childress. Married Jan 1901 



to Mabel Noel. Educated in Grant 
Univ Athens Tenn; and graduated 
from U of M law dept 1898. Member 
law firm of Childress & Barrett; 
county atty Rice county Minn. 

CHILDS Clarence Herbert, Minnea- 
polis. Res 1925 Queen av S, office 619 
N Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born Aug 
19, 1858 in Tipton, Cedar county la, 
son of Eugene and Caroline (Scarbor- 
ough). Educated in high school Ft 
Dodge la 1876; graduated U of M, Ph 
D 1882. Read law with James D 
Springer gen sol of M & St L Ry and 
has acted as examiner for Hennepin 
county under the Torrens law since 
1901. V pres and atty of State Institu- 
tion for Savings; dir Minneapolis and 
Manitoba R R Co. Member of Mini- 
kahda and Six O'Clock clubs. 

CHILDS Henry W, St Paul. (Died 
Aug30, 1906). Lawyer. Born Nov 23, 
1848 in Belgium N Y, son of Philander 
and Mary Childs. Received academ- 
ic education Falley Seminary Fulton 
N Y and Central Conference Seminai'v 
Cazenovia N Y. Afterwards taught 
school; was admitted to the bar in 
Syracuse N Y and practiced there for 
several years. In 1883 he moved to 
Fergus Falls Minn and from there to 
St Paul in 1887 to accept an api)oint- 
ment as asst atty gen; in 1892 was 
elected atty gen which office he held 
for 3 terms; in 1899 became member 
of the law firm of Childs, Edgerton & 
Wickwire the last named withdr.awing 
in 1905 firm becoming Childs & Ed- 
gerton, which continues under same 
name, George E Edgerton being the 
sole member. 

CHINNOCK Renville, St Paul. Res 
437 Oaklad av, office 610 Manhattan 
bldg. Lawyer. Born Nov 20, 1869 
Hudson Wis, son of James T and 
Charlotte (Stevens) Chinnock. Grad- 
uated from high school Hudson Wis 
1887; U of M, B A, LL B 1893. Has 
been engaged in the jiractice of law in 
St Paul since 1896 and since 1898 has 
been associated in practice with U S 
Senator Moses E Clapi). Was a mem- 
ber of the Minnesota State Legislature 
1902-03. Member Commercial and Re- 
publican clubs- 

CHISHOLM Archibald M, Duluth. 
Res 1832 E 2d st, office 609 First Nat- 
ional Bank bldg. Mines and mining. 
Born in 1864 in Alexandria Ont, son 



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of Donald Andrew and Catherine 
Chisholm. Married 1891 to Miss Eu- 
lalie Cummings. Educated in the com- 
mon schools and business college St 
Paul. First employed by the Weyer- 
haeuser lumber interests as elk, which 
connection brought him into contact 
with mining interests on the Gogebec 
Range; employed by Capt Jos Sell- 
wood on Vermillion Range 1888; re- 
moved to Hibbing Minn with Frank 
Hibbing; located Susquehanna mine 
1896 and later the Elizabeth, Philbin 
and Chisholm in connection with 
John R Mitchell St Paul. When the 
Chisholm mine was found the present 
town of Chisholm was built in 1902. 
An organizer of Shattuck Arizona Cop- 
per Co and Denn Arizona Mining Co, 
being sec and treas of former and dir 
in latter; dir Butte & Superior Copper 
Co; City National Bank Duluth; pres 
and dir First National Bank Chis- 
holm; V pres and dir Miners Bank 
Hibbing; postmaster Hibbing 1896- 
1901. Member Kitchi Gammi and Du- 
luth Commercial clubs. 

CHITTENDEN Edwin Sedgwick, 

St Paul. Res The Angus, office 508 
Pioneer Press bldg. Lawyer and real 
estate. Born Jan 1, 1843 in Renssel- 
aerville, Albany county N Y, son of 
Orville H and Nancy (Cowles) Chitten- 
denden. Educated in public schools 
of Rensselaerville and Durham N Y; 
Albany Academy; West Durham Acad- 
emy and Parma Institute N Y; gradu- 
ate of Univ of Rochester N Y, A B 
1865. Moved to St Paul Oct 8, 1869; 
member of the law firm Officer & Chit- 
tenden 1870-73; served in 54th Regt N 
Y Vol 1864; in 1st Regt N G S M 1872- 
74; 1st Regt N G S M 1880-83. Per- 
fected law under which present Nat 
Guard of Minn was organized and con- 
ducted until 1895; clerk of Assembly 
Judiciary Com N Y Legislature 1865- 
67; asst sol Dept of State Washington 
D C 1867-69; member GAR; Minne- 
sota Society Sons of the American 
Revolution; Society of Colonial Wars; 
N Y Society Mayflower Descendants; 
Commercial and Roosevelt clubs. 

CHOATE Augustus IJ, Minneapolis. 
Res 429 Church st, office 710 Temple 
Court. Lawyer. Born in Ohio, son of 
Isaiah M and Minerva (Bell) Choate. 
Married in 1904 to Grace Elizabeth 
Gray. Came to Minnesota when 3 
years old; reared on a farm and at- 



tended country public schools at Ked- 
ron Minn until 20; high school at 
Spring Valley Minn several terms; 
Winona Normal School 1876-78 gradu- 
ating; studied law in office of Benton _ 
& Roberts Minneapolis 1880-81; en- 
tered Union College of Law Chicago 
1882; graduated B L 1883. Taught 
school from 1876-80 while working his 
way through schools and college. 
Practiced law at Excelsior Minn 1883- 
86; in Minneapolis 1886 to date; mem- 
ber of Choate & Merrill lawyers 1891- 
98; alone in practice since 1898. Pres- 
Minneapolis Bar Library Assn one 
term. Member Masonic order, Blue 
Lodge Minneapolis No 19 Ark Chapter, 
Knights Templar and Shrine; St An- 
thony Commercial Club Minneapolis; 
Minneapolis Bar Library Assn. 

CHOATE Hannibal, Winona. Res 
263 W 5th St, office Choate bldg. Mer- 
chant. Born April 28, 1835 in Carth- 
age N Y, son of Amos and Betsy (Ray- 
mer) Choate. Married in 1889 to Har- 
riet Stewart Donovan. Educated in 
the public schools and academy Carth- 
age N Y. First engaged as elk for 
Samuel Gilbert in grocery and hard- 
ware business Carthage N Y 1850-52; 
elk in dry goods store Antwerp N Y 
1852-55; elk in general dry goods store 
Janesville Wis 1855-58; elk in dry 
goods store Mobile Ala 1859-61; estab- 
lished dry goods house H Choate & Co 
Winona 1861, which has continued to 
date. Pres First National Bank Elgin 
Minn; dir Merchants Bank Winona; 
trustee Winona Savings Bank. Mem- 
ber Arlington Club, Masonic fraternity 
and Merchants Club N Y City. 

CHKISTENSEN Oscar F, St Paul. 
Res 156 W Winifred, office 634 Globe 
bldg. Lawyer. Born June 29, 1876 in 
St Paul, son of John and Johanna 
(Medberg) Christensen. Educated in 
public and high schools St Paul; Minn 
Law School and graduated from St 
Paul College of Law. Practiced law 
in St Paul to date; 4 years asst county 
atty. Member Masonic fraternity. 

CHRISTIE James William, Minne- 
apolis. Res 3210 2d av S, office N W 
Telephone bldg. Telephone official. 
Born April 12, 1863 in Plymouth Mass, 
son of Alexander and Catherine Isabel 
Christie. Married April 8, 1885 to 
Carolyn Richmond Johnson- Attend- 



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ed public schools of Plymouth Mass. 
After leaving school was with R War- 
ner & Co wholesale woodenware Bos- 
ton until 1884; came to Minneapolis 
1SS4: with N W Telephone Co Minne- 
apolis 1884 to date; gen supt several 
years; appointed treas July 1906. Dir 
and treas Albert Lea Telephone Co; 
treas Minn Central Telephone Co; 
asst treas Mesaba Telephone Co; 
treas Willmar Telephone Co. Member 
Commercial Club Minneapols- 

CHRISTIAN Llewellyn, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 428 8th st S, office 102:3 Cham- 
ber of Commerce. Miller. Born June 
10, 1841 Wetumpka Ala, son of John 
and Susan (Weeks) Christian. Mar- 
ried 1874 to Eliza D French. Educated 
public schools, Chicago High Schools 
and business college in N Y. Com- 
menced business as bkpr for whol 
grocery firm in N Y; afterwards sales- 
man; then boot and shoe business. 
Removed to Minneapolis 1873 and en- 
gaged in milling business as member 
Geo H Christian & Co 1873-75; bought 
out George H Christian and firm was 
changed to J A Christian & Co op- 
erating Washburn Mill that exploded 
1878; erected Crown Roller Mill 1880 
under firm name of Christian Bros 
Mill Co; now L Christian & Co. Pres 
Northern Grain Co. 

CHKISTISOX James Trent, St 

Paul. Res 682 Dayton av, office 490 
Endicott Arcade. Physician and sur- 
geon (R.) Born Oct 2, 1865 in South- 
ampton England, son of James and 
Isabella (Smith) Christison. EducaLeu 
in public school and collegiate insti- 
tute Ingersoll Out; medical dept Univ 
of Mich 1887-89; Long Island College 
Hospital M D 1890; U of M dept of 
medicine M D 1891. Professor dis- 
eases of children U of M. Member 
Minnesota Academy of Medicine; 
American and Minnesota State Medi- 
cal assns and Ramsey County Medical 
Society; Minnesota Club and White 
Bear Yacht Club; Masonic fraternity. 

CHKISTOFFERSOX Arthur, St 

Paul. Res 1800 Carroll st Merriam 
Park, office 614 Endicott bldg. Law- 
yer. Born Jan 14, 1877 in De Pere 
Brown County Wis, son of Hans and 
Bertha (Hanson) Christofferson. 
Graduated at Hudson Wis High School 
1895; law dept U of M, LL B 1901; 



LL M on post-graduate course. In 
service of N P Ry Co from office boy 
to chief elk 1896-1902. Night course 
in law at U of M. V pres Nason- 
Christofferson Co; practicing law in 
St Paul 1902 to date. Member Com- 
mercial, Norden, Roosevelt Republican 
and Minnesota Boat clubs St Paul, 
Masonic fraternity. 

CHUTE Frederick Butterfield, Min- 
neapolis. Res 1024 University av S E, 
office 7 University av X E. Lawyer. 
Born Dec 21, 1872 in Minneapolis 
Minn, son of Samuel Hewes and Helen 
Editha Amelia (Day) Chute. Instruct- 
ed by private tutor; attended business 
college and graduated from Notre 
Dame College Ind LL B 1892; studied 
law 1 year at Notre Dame; finished at 
U of M, LL B 1895; LL M 1896. Has 
practiced law in Minneapolis 1895 to 
date. Second v pres and sec Chute 
Realty Co Minneapolis; sec Chute 
Bros Co and St Anthony Improvement 
Co Minneapolis. 1st lieut and regi- 
mental commissary M N G 2 years. 
Member Minneapolis Board of Educa- 
tion 1905 term of 6 years; Minneapolis 
and St Anthony Commercial clubs; 
Minikahda, Minnetonka Yacht and 
Minnetonka Boat clubs; Sons of Amer- 
ican Revolution; Roosevelt Club. 

CHUTE Louis Prince, Minneapolis. 
Res 1024 University av S E, office 7 
University av N E. Real estate and 
law. Born Oct 17, 1868 in Minneapolis, 
son of Samuel H and Helen E A (Day) 
Chute. Educate^ by private tutors; 
Archibald Business College; Notre 
Dame Univ Ind A B 1890, LL B 1892. 
Admitted to bar in Ind 1892; LL M 
from U of M ls93; same year admitted 
to bar in Minnesota. Practiced law in 
Minneapolis 1895 to date. Treas Chute 
Bros Co real estate; 1st v pres and 
treas Chute Realty Co ; v pres Samuel 
H Chute Co; treas St Anthony Im- 
provement Co. Member Minneapolis 
Commercial, St Anthony Commercial, 
Minikahda, Minnetonka Yacht and 
Minnetonka Boat clubs; Minnesota 
State Bar Assn ; Hennepin County Bar 
Assn; Sons of American Revolution. 

CLANCY Albert B, Minnaepolis. 
Res 4047 Sheridan av S, office cor 
Charles and Pillsbury avs Midway. 
Collection agent. Born Oct 27, 1867 
in Green Isle, Sibley county Minn, son 



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of James and Anna (Cutting) Clancy. 
Married Aug 1, 1900 to Melissa Gallery. 
Educated in the public schools. On 
farm 1867-85; clerking 1885-89; hard- 
ware trade 1889-92; harvesting ma- 
chine trade 1893 to date. Canvasser 
for Deering & Co 1893-94; Champion 
Harvester Co 1894-95; McCormick Har- 
vester Co (now International Har- 
vester Co of America) as collector 
1895-97; sales dept 1897-1901; gen agt 
same company at Montreal Can 1901- 
1905; mngr collection dept at Minne- 
apolis 1905 to date. 



CLARK C H, St Peter. Druggist 
Born Feb 6, 1874 in St Peter, son of 
.James and Mary E (Nutter) Clark. 
Married Aug 3, 1903 to Grace M Kib- 
ble. Educated in public and high 
schools; graduated from dept of phar- 
macy U of M, Ph D 1897. Engaged 
with drug house St Peter 1887-89; in 
partnership in drug business with E 
P Murphy St Peter 1889-94; purchased 
the business and has continued alone, 
bee Western Chemical Co; city treas 
1904 to date. Member Masonic fra- 
ternity. 



CLAPP Harvey, Duluth. Res 222 
5th av E, office 600 Torrey bldg. 
Lawyer. Born Nov 19, 1880 in Fergus 
Falls Minn, son of Moses E and Hattie 
(Allen) Clapp. Educated in common 
and high schools St Paul; graduated 
from law dept U of M, LL B 1904. 
After graduation moved to Duluth and 
engaged in practice of law under firm 
name of Miller & Clapp which has 
continued to date. 

CLAPP Moses Edward, St Paul. 
Office 610 Manhattan bldg. U S sena- 
tor. Born May 21, 1851 in Delphi Ind, 
son of Henry S and Jane Vandercook 
Clapp. Married 1874 to Hattie Allen. 
Was graduated from Wis Law School 
and admitted to practice in 1873. 
Practiced in Wis until 1878; moved to 
Minn and practiced, in Fergus Falls 
1881-91; atty gen of Minn 1886-93; 
elected to succeed Hon C K Davis in 
the U S Senate Jan 19, 1901; re-elected 
1905; term expires 1911. 

CLAPP Newel H, St Paul. Res 

524 Portland av, office 406 Nat Ger 
Am Bk bldg. Lawyer. Born Jan 27, 
1850 in Waitsfield Vt, son of Rufus H 
and Maria S (Woodruff) Clapp. Mar- 
ried July 3, 1872 to Sarah E Jones. 
Received his education in common 
schools. Admitted to bar 1871 and 
practiced in Hudson Wis until Oct 
1881; removed to Stillwater Minn and 
formed partnership with A E Ma- 
cartney under the firm name of Clapp 
& Macartney, which firm moved to St 
Paul May 1, 1893 where they have 
been engaged in the practice of law 
continuously to date. Member Min- 
nesota and Commercial clubs St Paul; 
Masonic fraternity. 



CLARK Coleman N, St Charles. 
Physician (R). Born Feb 28, 1839 
in Rome, Ashtabula county O, son of 
Elisha B and Phebe (Way) Clark. 
Married Feb 1868 to N V Heydem. 
Received his education in Orwell and 
Kingsville O academies; graduated 
from Buffalo N Y Medical Univ. Has 
been actively engaged in the practice 
of his profession in St Charles Minn 
1866 to date. Member Minn State and 
Winona County Medical societies. 

CLARK Dan Malachi, Brainerd. 
Office 79 E 3d st St Paul. Commission 
merchant. Born Nov 7, 1852 in Albany 
N Y, son of Malachi and Jane (Welch) 
Clark. Married in 1890 to Rose Fasch- 
ing. Educated in public schools Hast- 
ings Minn. Moved to Brainerd and 
engaged in gen merchandise business; 
V pres Mulrooney, Ryan & Clark pro- 
duce commission merchants St Paul. 
Member K of C and A O H. 

CLARK David F, Minneapolis. Res 
2110 Bryant av S, office 300 Lumber 
Exchange. Lumber. Born Oct 1, 1883 
in Berlin Wis, son of James and El- 
onor (Sloan) Clark. Married Dec 25, 
1897 to Mary Sears. Educated in pub- 
lic schools Eureka Wis. Engaged in 
lumber business as member of firm of 
Osborne «& Clark 1885 to date; pres 
Bank of Dallas Wis; stockholder State 
Bank of Ladysmith Wis; dir National 
Hardwood Lumber Assn 2 years; 
member executive committee 1 yearr 
grading committee 9 years. Member 
Wis Nat Guard 3 j-ears. Member Min- 
neapolis Commercial Club; Masonic 
order and Shrine. 



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CLARK EdAviii Vernei-, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 2333 James av N. office 300- 
301 Sykes blk. Manufacturer's agent. 
Born Oct 7, 1869 in Girard 111, son of 
Benjamin F and Mary (Butcher) Clark. 
Married June 19, 1895 to Clara Belle 
Craig. Educated in public schools of 
Girard 111; Northern Ind Normal 
School Valparaiso Ind and Jackson- 
ville Business College 1887. Entered 
employ of H J Smith & Co Chicago 
1890; cashr Western Mutual Life Ins 
Co Chicago 111 1892-93; trav salesman 
for Upjohn Pill & Granule Co Kala- 
mazoo Mich; moved to Minneapolis to 
assume charge of business of H K 
Mulford Co of Philadelphia 1898 and 
is now at the head of that business 
for Minn, N and S Dakota and north- 
ern Wis. 

CLARK George Everett, Stillwa- 
ter. Res 113 E Pine st, office Torinus 
blk. Physician (H). Born March 25, 
1852 In Napoleon O, son of Gilbert and 
Emily (Taft) Clark. Married March 
25, 1880 to Ella Bacon. Educated in 
the common and high scliools of Adri- 
an Mich; Hahnemann Medical College 
Chicago; graduated M D 1880. Prac- 
ticed at Lima O 1880-84; moved to 
Stillwater and engaged in general 
practice 1884 to date. Member of 
Board of Medical Examiners of State 
of Minn 1890-93; prof of theory and 
practice of Medicine U of M 1903-05. 
Author and contributor to medical 
journals. Member of Minnesota State 
Medical Assn; pres of same 1902-1903. 
Member of R A, K of P, A O U W and 
Foresters. 

CLARK Homer Pierce, St Paul. 
Res 467 Holly av, office West Pub- 
lishing Co. Law book publisher. 
Born July 6, 1868 in Boston, son of 
Charles Henry and Martha C (Pierce) 
Clark. Educated in the St Paul High 
School 18 87 and graduated from U 
of M law school LL B 1894. Admit- 
ted to practice before Minn Supreme 
Court 1894. Engaged in the law 
book publishing business and is now 
treas of the West Publishing Co St 
Paul and v pres American Law Book 
Co New York. Member Minn, Com-' 
mercial, Town and Country, White 
Bear Yacht, Nushka Curling and St 
Paul German clubs. Pres inland 
Lake Yachting Assn. 



CLARK Hovey C, Minneapolis. 
Res 1719 Park av. Lumber. Born 
May 7, 1859 in Flint Mich, son of 
George T and Mary E (Duxbury) 
Clarke. Married June 9, 1896 to Mag- 
gie L Rice. Educated in public 
schools Flint Mich 1867-72; Ann Arbor 
1872-75; Univ of Mich 1875-76. Em- 
ployed in various capacities on the 
Chicago West Michigan Ry 1876-1886; 
has since been in lumber business 
commencing as an incorporator and 
treas of Hall & Ducey Lumber Co 
(now the Shevlin-Carpenter Co) ; treas 
and sec Crookston Lumber Co; v pres 
J Neils Lumber Co; treas Lillooet 
Lumber Co and Land, Log & Lumber 
Co; dir First Nat Bank Minneapolis 
and N W Mutual Life Ins Co Mil- 
waukee. Member of Minneapolis, 
Lafayette and Minikahda clubs Min- 
neapolis; Town and Country Club St 
Paul; Spokane Club, Spokane Country 
Club Spokane Wash and Santa Bar- 
bara Country Club. 

(^LARK Jaiiie.s T, St Paul. Res. 
735 Goodrich av, office C St P M & O 
bldg. Born Nov 20, 1852 in Auburn N 
Y, son of William and Sarah Jane ( Mc- 
Master) Clark. Educated in publie 
schools of Springfield III. First engaged 
as messr and elk in gen agt's office 1 C 
R R at St Louis 1870-73; elk in pas- 
senger dept; gen passenger dept; gen 
supt's office and gen mngr's office 
C & N W R R 1873-80; gen agt C & 
N W at Omaha and Council Bluffs la 
1880-83; asst traffic mngr C St P M 
& O Ry 1883; asst gen freight agt 
1883-84; gen freight agt 1884-96; gen 
traffic mngr 1896-98; second v pres 
1898 to date. Member Minn and Town 
and Country clubs St Paul; Minne- 
apolis and Omaha clubs. 

CLARK Keiiiietli, St Paul. Res 
403 Portland av, office Mer Nat Bk 
bldg. Banker. Born Aug 18, 1847 in 
Fort Plain N Y, son of William and 
Anna M (Neukerck) Clark. Prepared 
for college at Russell Military Acad- 
emy New Haven Conn and was gradu- 
ated from Union College Schnectady N 
Y in 1869. Studied law with W P War- 
ner St Paul 1870-72; engaged in furni- 
ture business De Coster & Clark 1872- 
92; V pres Capital Bank 1890-97; since 
1897 pres Merchants Nat Bank; pres 
St Paul Cattle Loan Co; St Paul 



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Bethel; dir American Exchange Bank 
Diiluth; N W Trust Co; Minn Wis & 
Pac R R; trustee Minn Mutual Life 
Ins Co and v pres State Savings Bank. 

CLARK Lewis W, Stillwater. Res 
807 2d St S, office Mower blk. Civil 
engineer. Born Apr 21, 1852 in Wells- 
ley Mass, son of William L and Maria 
(Kingsbury) Clarke. Married April 
1888 to May E Norton. Educated in 
common and high schools Wellsley 
Mass. Employed as chainman for firm 
of civil engineers Boston 1872-80; en- 
gaged in civil engineering for self in 
Wellsley Mass 1880-81; moved to Still- 
water 1881 as asst on sewer system 
construction; city eng 1883-93; since 
which time he has been engaged 
in civil engineering and surveying; 
elected county surveyor 1906; terra 
expires 1909. 

CLARK Marion Arthur, Bemidji. 
Judge of probate and court commis- 
sioner. Born Dec 18, 1869 in Spring- 
field Wis, son of John B and Anna 
(Fish) Clark. Married Sept 12, 1900 
to Florence L Parker. Graduated high 
school Middleton Wis 1886; attended 
Archibald Business College Minneapo- 
lis 1897. Removed to Minn in 1895 
near Ada; elk probate court Norman 
county 1896-97; taught school until 
1899; then removed to Bemidji; elk of 
probate court Beltrami county 1900; 
removed to Blackduck Minn and prac- 
ticed before U S Land Office as atty; 
elected judge of probate Beltrami Co 
1902 which office he still holds; ap- 
pointed court comnr Beltrami county 
1907. 

CLARK Michael Joseph, St Paul. 
Res 612 Carroll st, office 516 N Y Life 
bldg. Manager N W Adjusting Co. 
Born June 8, 1868 in Rice county Minn, 
son of Edward A and Anna E (Mc- 
Bride) Clark. Married June 8, 1898 
to Ida H Loughran. Educated in the 
common schools St Paul and gradu- 
ated with degree of Master of Ac- 
counts St Paul Business College. Dur- 
ing the time of his school attendance 
was mngr of periodical dept of Minn 
News Co; mngr of N W Adjusting 
Co 1900 to date. Sec Dem State Cen- 
tral Committee 1896; dep grand mas- 
ter workman A O U W of Minn 1906- 
1907; charter member East Side Com- 
mercial Club. 



CLARK Thomas A, Minneapolis. 
Res 59 Lyndale av N, office 225 3d st 
S. Printer. Born July 8, 1852 in St 
Johns N B. Married Jan 8, 1883 to 
Sarah A Morrow. Moved to Wis in 
1859. Educated in common schools. 
Learned printing business Taylor's 
Falls Minn 1863; moved to Minneapolis 
1872; worked at trade on daily papers; 
went in business for self in 1875; sold 
out 1876; published The Workman 
1878; in Fargo N D 1881-84; moved 
to Minneapolis 1885 and has been en- 
gaged there in printing business to 
date. 

CLARK Thomas Chahiiers, Still- 
water. Physician (R). Born April 22, 
1853 in Quincy Mass, son of Rev Nel- 
son and Elizabeth (Gilman) Clark. 
Married June 27, 1882 to Sadie Steph- 
ens. Educated in Mass public and high 
schools, and graduated from Rush 
Medical College M D 1881. Moved 
to Stillwater and has been engaged 
in the practice of his profession to 
date. Medical examiner for gas com- 
panies; surgeon M N G 1883-1903; 
surgeon 12th Minn Vol S A War; 
chairman Republican County Commit- 
tee; county physician and poor comnr 
1899 to date; sec pension examining 
board; member Am Med Assn; Minn 
State and Washington County Med 
societies; Assn of Military Surgeons 
of U S; Sons of Am Revolution. 
Member Masonic fraternity. 

CLARK AVilliam AVyckoff, Minne- 
apolis. Res 2268 Commonwealth av 
St Anthony Park, office 311 Nicollet 
av. Lawyer. Born March 10, 1862 
at Mankato Minn, son of Dr William 
W and Adeline (Babbitt) Clark. Mar- 
ried 1886 to Josephine Henry. Gradu- 
ated Mankato Minn High School 1879; 
U of M, B S 1882. After graduation 
was prin of schools at Sleepy Tiye 
Minn for one year; studied law and 
was admitted to practice in 1885; 
practiced in Minneapolis 1885-1902; 
represented the Scottish American 
Mortgage Co Ltd in the investment 
of its funds in Hennepin and Ramsey 
counties 1890 to date. Mngr and atty 
of W W Clark Realty Co Minneapolis 
1902 to date. Member Commercial 
Club and Minneapolis Auto Club. 



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CLARKE Hopewell, St Paul. Res 
775 Portland av. Owner of lands and 
mining properties. Born March 10, 
1854 In Williamsport Pa, son of Hope- 
well and Mary A (Strebeigh) Clarke. 
Married Nov 18, 1884 to Rosetta Cline. 
Received his education in public 
schools and Dickinson Seminary Wil- 
liamsport Pa; acquired technical 
knowledge of civil and mining en- 
gineering by special course of stud''. 
Began his career in engineering dept 
Pennsylvania R R; moved to Minn 
and engaged as civil eng on railroad 
work 1880-83; with land dept N P Ry 
as surveyor and land examiner 1883-87, 
being appointed chief elk of same serv- 
ing 1887-88; land comnr St Paul & Du- 
luth R R 1888-99; has since been iden- 
tified with development and ownership 
of mining property. Maintains a pri- 
vate assay oflSce and chemical labora- 
tory and is owner of large technical 
and scientific library. Was identified 
with the early development of the Mis- 
sabe Iron Range and northern Minn. 
Member American Institute Mining 
Engineers; Minnesota Club; Town and 
Country and Commercial clubs St 
Paul. 

CLARKE Orville Howard, Duluth. 
Res 330 13th av E, office 416 Superior 
st W. Real estate and mortgage 
loans. Born Aug 28, 1850 in Ottawa 
O, son of Miles Place and Mary Eliza- 
beth (Crowell) Clarke. Married Feb 
15, 1882 to Katherine A Bavin. Re- 
ceived his education in the public and 
high schools. First engaged as elk 
in employ of B H Randall Fort Ridge- 
ly Minn 1865-67; with Louis Robert 
at Indian trading post Redwood Falls 
1867-69; Simmons & Clarke farm ma- 
chinery and live stock Fort Ridgely 
Minn 1870-72; engaged as elk Curtis 
& Blake whol grocers 1872-75; dep 
register of deeds Winona county 1875- 
81; mngr A D Ellsworth Milling Co 
Winona 1885-91; during which period 
he was elected city clerk Winona 
1885-94. Moved to Duluth and en- 
gaged in real estate business under 
firm name of Pearson & Clarke 1894- 
95; Pearson, Clarke & Dickerman 

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1895-97; alone 1897 until 1905 at which 
time the present firm of Clarke-Hep- 
worth Co was incorporated Mr Clarke 
being pres of same. Served as post 
drummer at Fort Ridgely 1862. Mem- 
ber Commercial Club Duluth and Ma- 
sonic fraternity. 

CLARKE Paul, Moorhead. Den- 
tist. Born Oct 13, 1876 in Elysian 
Minn, son of William and Helena 
( Fitzgibbons) Clarke. Educated in 
Elysian High School and Valparaiso 
(Ind) College; graduated from Chi- 
cago College of Dental Surgeons 
1902. Engaged in practice of his 
profession in Elmore Minn 1902- 
1903; moved to Moorhead and has 
continued in practice to date. Dir 
San Domingo Mining Co; member 
Fargo Dist Dental Society; Masonic 
fraternity and M W A. 

CLARKSOX Frank A, Duluth. Res 
4 8 42 London road, office 33 2 W Mich- 
igan. Merchant. Born April 24, 1843 
in Perrys Mills N Y, son of Flinton 
and Mary Ann (Gregory) Clarkson. 
Educated in the common schools of 
Perrys Mills. First engaged as elk 
18 59 with Perry & Cressy where he 
remained till April 1861; then work- 
ing in a woolen factory at Malone N 
Y, and in the fall of the same year 
opened a grocery store in Whipple- 
will N Y and engaged in buying bark 
for tanneries during winter of 1861- 
62; returned to his home on account 
of sickness in Spring of 1862, remain- 
ing there until Aug 18 63 when he en- 
gaged with J J Rogers Iron Co Black- 
brook N Y, as elk and in 1873 was 
made supt, which position he held un- 
til Aug 1887; removed to Duluth 
Minn in the Fall of 188 7 and opened 
the whol grocery house of Wells- 
Stone Mercantile Co continuing with 
same until 189 7 when the firm was 
changed to the present concern of 
Stone, Ordean, Wells Co; one of the 
organizers of the firm of Wright- 
Clarkson Mercantile Co importers and 
whol grocers of which he is v pres 
and dir; sec, treas and dir Thos 
Thompson Produce Co. Member of 
Masonic fraternity 3 2d degree. 



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CLARKSON Worrell, St Paul. Res 
2024 Iglehart st, office Pioneer Press 
bldg. Wholsale coal. Born Feb 12, 
1870 in Middletown Del, son of James 
B and Helen (Worrell) Clarkson. 
Married in 1893 to Sarah Wood Bowne 
of Duluth. Educated in the Wilming- 
ton Del schools. Engaged in the real 
estate business Duluth 1889-94; with 
Lehigh Valley Coal Co 1894-1900; 
alone in coal business 1900-1905; in- 
corporated same 190.5 as the Clarkson 
Coal & Dock Co whol coal with mines 
in Ohio and docks at Ashland Wis 
of which company he is pres. Mem- 
ber of Commercial, Minnesota, and 
Town and Country, Automobile, and 
White Bear Yacht clubs; Masonic fra- 
ternity, Knights Templar and Shrine. 

CLAUSSEN Oscar, St Paul. Res 
525 Laurel av, office Nat'l German 
American Bank. Civil and electrical 
engineer. Born Dec 2, 1860 at Terre 
Haute Ind, son of Augustus and Maria 
(Kreutzfeld) Claussen. Married Mar- 
tha Willius. Attended public schools 
at Terre Haute Ind until 1869; gym- 
nasium at Weisbaden Germany 1869- 
78; polytechnic school Zurich Switz- 
erland 1878-82. Has practiced his pro- 
fession continuously since May 1883. 
Moved to St Paul 1886; member Claus- 
sen, Eurch & Pillsbury consulting 
engineers St Paul Jan 1 1906 to date. 
Pres Engineers Society St Paul ; mem- 
ber American Society of Civil Engi- 
neers; St Paul Commercial Club; B 
P O E. 

CLAWSON Charles Augustus, Min- 
neapolis. Res 3245 Irvington av S, 
office 608 Guaranty bldg. Railroad 
official. Born April 14, 1839 in Den- 
mark, son of Christian and Sophia 
Clawson. Educated in common schools 
of Denmark; commercial schools of 
Wis. Came to U S and located in 
Wis 1854; to Minneapolis in 1868; 
has been connected with the Pennsyl- 
vania R R lines west of Pittsburg 
(Star Union Lines) 1868 to date. 
Served in Union army during the Civil 
War 1861-64. Member Knights of 
Pythias; United Workmen; GAR. 



CLEARY William Henry, Brainerd. 
Merchant. Born April 5, 1867 in Co- 
lumbus Ind, son of Patrick and Bridg- 
et (Navin) Cleary. Married Oct 22, 
189 5 to Catherine McGrath. Educated 
in St Michael's School Stillwater and 
St Mary's School St Paul. Traveled 
for McCormick-Behnke Co St Paul for 
10 years; engaged in whol grocery 
business 1901 to date, as pres and 
gen mngr of the Brainerd Grocery Co. 
Member B P O E. 



CLEIiAND Alexander Mclntosli, St 

Paul. Res 657 Grand av. office Gen 
Offices N P Ry Co. Railroad offiicial. 
Born Nov 22, 1862 at Alliance O, son 
of John S and Agnes (Mcintosh) Cle- 
land. Married Feb 16, 1887 to Helen 
E Goff. With Cleveland & Pittsburg 
R R Alliance O 1878-81; Pennsylvania 
Co Chicago 1881-86; C M & St P 1886- 
89; in mercantile business 1889-91; 
with N P Ry 1891 to date; now gen 
passenger agt. Member Minnesota 
Club St Paul. 

CLE3IENT Henry, St Paul. Res 
956 Portland av, office 371-373 Sibley. 
Lace merchant. Born Feb 27, 1869 in 
Sauk City Wis, son of Florian and 
Christine (Vonwald) Clement. Mar- 
ried in 1895 to Ida Mueller of Wausau 
Wis. Attended public schools at Sauk 
City Wis until 1885; business college 
in Milwaukee. First employed with 
J & E B Friend Lace Importing Co 
Milwaukee 1885-91; with Goldberg & 
Co laces 1891-97; removed to St Paul 
in 1900 and organized the firm of 
Clement, Dranger & Co whol and im- 
porters of laces. Member Commercial 
Club and B P O E. 



CLEMENT William A, W^aseca. 
Editor and publisher. Born Feb 13, 
1870 in Waseca county Minn, son of 
Henry S and Nellie (Wilcox) Clement. 
Married in 1898 to Hilda C Ranke 
of Waseca Minn. Educated in the 
public and high schools W'aseca Minn 
graduating 1889. Located in Water- 
ville Minn and learned printer's trade; 
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Lea, Austin and Lake Benton 1889- 
94; purchased Annandale (Minn) 
Post 1894 and publislied same 1 
year; worl^ed at Ellendale N D for 
sliort period; returned to Waseca 
1885 and was employed at his trade; 
purchased half interest in Waseca 
Journal and conducted same under 
firm name of W A Clement & Co, 
which was succeeded by the Waseca 
Journal-Radical Ptg Co, of which ne 
became mngr, merging the Journal 
and Radical newspapers. Purchased 
entire stock of this company and has 
been sole owner and publisher to 
date. Served for 3 years in M N G. 
Member State Editorial Assn; Com- 
mercial Club; Masonic fraternity and 
K O T M. 



CLKVKLAXI) William Schuyler. 

Minneapolis. Res 2925 Clinton av, 
office 012 Corn Exchange. Construct- 
ing engineer. Born Dec 28, 1869 in 
Northfield Minn, son of William C 
and Hannah P (Harlan) Cleveland. 
Attended common schools at North- 
field Minn and Milbank S D; gradu- 
ated from Northfield Academy 1902; 
1 year at Carleton College; studied 
law in office and at U of M. Learned 
carpenter's trade with father; started 
present business 1899; invented and 
built first successful brick grain tank, 
1902. Member of W L Cleveland Co 
elevator contrs 1905 to date. Member 
Masonic order and United Workmen. 

COAX John Preston, Minneapolis. 
Res 2735 Colfax av S, ofllce 209-210 
Manhattan bldg St Paul. Life In- 
surance. Born Jan 21, 1858 in Henry, 
Marshall county 111, son of David and 
Temperance (Baker) Coan. Married 
Nov 18, 1885 to Emma P Smith. Grad- 
uated from high school Henry 111 1878. 
Engaged in drug business and studied 
medicine 1879; opened gen store Risk 
111 1880; appointed postmaster 1881; 
sold out and engaged as trav sales- 
man for Chicago whol grocery house 
1882; moved to Pierre S D 1883; 
moved to Minneapolis and traveled for 
Star Oil Co 1884-92; trav salesman 



Washburn-Crosby Co 1892-1893; en- 
gaged in life ins business with the 
Prudential Life Ins Co 1903 ; appointed 
gen agt 1904; mngr In St Paul for part 
of Minn and N D 1905. Member of 
Masonic fraternity. 



COBB Llewellyn A, Minneapolis. 
Res 3301 3d av S, office 1007 Chamber 
of Commerce. Grain merchant. Born 
Jan 13, 1853 at St Anthony Minn, son 
of Stephen of Zillah (Young) Cobb. 
Married Sept 21, 1875 to Emily J 
Countryman. Attended public schools 
at St Anthony until 1864; high school 
at Hastings Minn until 1872; Curtiss 
Business College Minneapolis complete 
course; Grain business Hastings 1876; 
member Cobb & Cole grain merchants 
Hastings 1876-84; Cobb, Cole & Nor- 
rish Minneapolis 1884-87; Confer & 
Cobb 1887-97; L A Cobb & Son 1898 
to date; shippers of oats, barley and 
rye to eastern markets. Member Min- 
neapolis Chamber of Commerce since 
1888. Member Masonic fraternity. 



COBB Sheridan Grant, St Paul. 
Res 1852 Marshall av, office 366 Prior 
av. Physician and surgeon (H). Born 
Aug 14, 1862 in Cascade Minn, son of 
Ephraim Drake and Mary (Stevens) 
Cobb. Educated in district school Cas- 
cade; public schools Rochester; Niles 
Academy Rochester; studied medicine 
in Rochester and Faribault; attended 
Hahnemann College Chicago 1882-84; 
post-graduate course in New York 
Polyclinic 1894; Chicago Clinical 
School 1898; Vienna 1900. Chief of 
staff and attending surgeon Cobb Hos- 
pital which he founded in 1902; clini- 
cal surgeon to College of Homeopathic 
Medicine and Surgery U of M; sur- 
geon for the G N Ry Co; N P Ry Co; 
Wis Central Ry Co; C G W Ry Co; 
M & St L R R Co; C B & Q R R Co; 
C R I & P Ry Co; C M & St P Ry 
Co; C St P M & O Ry Co; M St P 
& S Ste Ry Co at the Minnesota 
Transfer; and formerly attending sur- 
geon to the Children's Home Society 
of the State of Minn. Member of 
American Institute of Homeopathy; 
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pathic Physicians and Surgeons; ex- 
pres and member St Paul Society of 
Homeopatliic Physicians and Surgeons. 
Member all Masonic bodies. 

COBBAN Walter H, Minneapolis. 
Res 3236 Oakland av, office 413 Pha^- 
nix bldg. Insurance. Born Jan 7, 1859 
in Lowell Wis, son of Robert and Isa- 
bella (Goff) Cobban. Married Oct 7, 
1S96 to Charlotte M Gibbs. Educated 
in the district schools of Chippewa 
county Wis. Worked claim in Dakota 
Ter in 1880-82; farm implement busi- 
ness Howard Dak 1882-85; special agt 
and adjuster Dakota Fire & Marine 
Ins Co 1886-90; asst gen agt N W 
Mutual Life Ins Co 1890-92; special agt 
Minneapolis of Manchester Fire Assur- 
ance Co 1892-1901; mngr Minneapolis 
for Minn, i>i and S Dakota Phamix 
Mutual Life Ins Co 1902 to date; pres 
General Inspection Co. Sheriff Miner 
county Dakota 1882-86; dep U S mar- 
shall Dakota 1883-86. Member Minne- 
apolis Commercial Club; Masonic fra- 
ternity and Knights Templar. 

COCHRAN Thomas, St Paul. 
(Died 1906). Born July 31, 1843 in 
Brooklyn N Y, son of James B and 
Catherine (Baylis) Cochran. Married 
Nov 26, 1867 to Emelie B Walsh. Grad- 
uated from Brooklyn Polytechnic Insti- 
tute 1859; Univ of City of N Y, A B 
1863; Columbia College Law School LL 
B 1865; removed to St Paul 1868 and 
began mortgage loan business 1869; 
engaged in real estate, mortgage loan 
business continuously since, under in- 
corporate names of Cochran & Walsh 
1871-78; Thomas Cochran 1878-81; 
Cochran & Newport 1881-83; Cochran 
& Walsh 1883-96; N W Investment Co 
1896 to 1906; pres of same and dir of 
Dakotah Mnfg Co; member Co "H" 
7th Regt N Y S N G 5 years. 1st lieut 
Ind Co "A" M N G (vet of Blue Berry 
War) ; 1st sergt Co "A" 1st Regt M 
N G. Member of the bar and life 
member Minn Historical Society; 
Roosevelt and Commercial Clubs. 

COCKEV William Paul, Minneapo- 
lis. Res Clifton av and Vine pi, office 
209 Hennepin av. Manufacturer. Born 
July 21, 1858 in Frederick Md, son of 
Sebastian Graff and Mary Elizabeth 
( Sprigg) Cockey. Educated by private 
tutors; in public schools of Frederick 
and in Frederick Academy (now Fred- 



erick College). Removed to Chicago 
and engaged as elk in Nat Bank of 111 
1880; represented W H Colvin Co and 
Hard-Rand Co of N Y in St Paul 1884- 
88; organized and was pres of Port- 
land Stone Co; purchased Eureka 
Stone Co; organized Warehouse & 
Builders Supply Co Superior Wis, 
which was succeeded by Superior 
Mnfg Co of which he is now pres; 
pres Baltimore Investment Co; Crys- 
tal Flake Salt Co Marine City Mich; 
and Contractors Machinerv Co Minne- 
apolis; V pres Nat Builders Supply 
Assn. Pres Southern Club of Minn; 
member Minneapolis and Minikahda 
clubs. 

COE William T, Minneapolis. Res 
3000 Girard av N, office 700-705 Globe 
bldg. Lawyer. Born May 18, 1870 in 
Riverside la, son of Sylvester and 
Anna (Rowlands) Coe. Married Sept 
29, 1898 to Annabel Collins. Attended 
country school near Riverside la; 
Iowa City Aacdemy; graduated from 
Minneapolis Academy 1890; academic 
dept U of M 1890-94; graduating B S; 
law dept 1894-96; graduating LL B. 
Has practiced law in Minneapolis to 
date. Member state legislature Minn 
1897-99; regimental quartermaster 15th 
Minn Inf Spanish-American War 1898- 
99. Member American Economic Assn; 
Minneapolis Commercial Club; Mason- 
ic order and I O O F. 

COP^FEY D S, St Paul. Res The 
Buckingham, office Nat'l Ger Am Bank 
bldg. Propr Hess Business College. 
Born in 1866 in Lenoir N C, son of 
D D and Harriet E (Collett) Coffey. 
Married in 1906 to Daisy Skadden. 
Educated in Globe Academy Lenoir 
N C and business college. First em- 
ployed as teacher at State A & M 
College Lexington Ky; in Commercial 
dept 1887-91; moved to St Paul 1891 
and has been propr of the Hess Busi- 
ness College to date. Pres D S Coffey 
Copyholder Co. Member Commercial 
Club. 

COHEN Henry 1, Brainerd. Gen 
insurance, real estate and loans. Born 
Sept 10, 1857 in Albany N Y, son 
of Dr I N Cohen. Married Jan 1, 
1S85 to Minnie Schoenman of Mil- 
waukee. Educated in New York and 
Penn public schools. Engaged in dry 
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firm name of Cohen Bros; purchased 
brother's interest in 1887, and con- 
tinued alone under firm name ot Hen- 
ry I Colien, enlarging the business 
to the dimensions of a department 
store; retired from the business in 
1904 and has engaged in gen insur- 
ance, real estate and loans to date. 
Member city council 2 years; pres 
Public Library Board 2 terms and 
was principal promoter of the Brain- 
erd Public Library, considered one 
of the finest in the State. Member 
Masonic fraternity; Scottish Rite 3 2d 
degree; Shrine; B P O E and M W A. 

COKEFAIR Charles C, Duluth. 
Res 1815 E Superior, office 307-310 
Providence bldg. Capitalist. Born in 
1848 in B'loomfield N J, son of Isaac 
Moore and Catherine (Kierstead) 
Cokefair. Married in 1868 to Elsie J 
Albertson. Educated in public schools 
of Bloomfield; Pennington Seminary 
Collegiate Institute. Engaged in busi- 
ness in New York 1872 and for more 
than 30 years identified with import- 
ant enterprises; developed slate quar- 
ries at Bangor Pa; since 1899 has 
been at the head of the great St Louis 
River water power development; or- 
ganized Great Northern Power & 
Trans Co to promote and develop 
same; is pres of Great Northern Dev 
Co of Duluth for power development 
on upper Mississippi river; pres Mis- 
sissipin River Elec Power Co. Mem- 
ber Upper Mississippi River Impr 
Assn; Am Inst Elec Engineers; Kitchi 
Gammi; Commercial, Northland Coun- 
ty, Boat and Yacht clubs. 

COKEFAIR Franci.s Albertson, Du- 
luth. Res 1815 E Superior, office 307- 
310 Providence bldg. Engineer. Born 
in 1869 in Madison N Y, son of Char- 
les C and Elsie J (Albertson) Cokefair. 
Educated in New York and graduated 
with degree of civil engineer from 
School of Mines Columbia Univ N Y 
1894. Engaged in engineering work 
in and near New York several years 
and with French Panama Canal Co; 
has been chief eng in the development 
and promotion of the great St Louis 
river power; explored the whole drain- 
age area of the St Louis river and 
worked out the plan to harness and 
utilize the power; is chief eng and dir 
Great Northern Power Co Dviluth ; v 
pres and dir Great Northern Dev Co 



Duluth; first v pres and dir of Missis- 
sippi River Electric Co. Member 
American Society of Civil Engineers; 
Am Inst Elec Engineers and Lake 
Superior Mining Inst; Kitchi Gammi, 
Commercial, Northland Country, Boat 
and Yacht clubs; and Columbia Uni- 
versity Club New York City. 

COLE Alvinza, Fergus Falls. Phy- 
sician and surgeon (H). Born Dec 28, 
1848 in Canton N Y, son of O C and 
Alvira (Johnson) Cole. Married in 
1876 to Effie E Westcott. Educated in 
Canton (N Y) Academy; graduated 
from New York Homeopathic Med Col- 
lege 1878. Engaged in practice in 
Canton until 1881; moved to Fergus 
Falls and has been continuously prac- 
ticing his in-ofession to date. Served 
as surgeon with rank of maj in 14th 
Minn Vol Inf in Spanish-American 
War. Mayor of Fergus Falls 2 terms; 
state senator 1895-99; 1903-1907; Chair- 
man State Central Committee. Mem- 
ber Park Region Med Soc; Chippewa 
Club; Masonic fraternity. 

COLE Barney W, Breckenridge. 
Public official. Born Nov 28, lc<^71 in 
Dakota county Minn, son of Ambrose 
D and Laura L (Wood) Cole. Married 
July 28, 1896 to Signa S Bronson. Re- 
ceived public school education. En- 
gaged in farming until 1896; in mer- 
cantile business under firm name of 
Cole & Pierce 1896-1902; register of 
deeds 1902 to date. City treas 1902 to 
date. Dir Wilkin County B & L Assn; 
member Masonic fraternity, K of P 
and I O F. 

COLE Haydn S, St Paul. Res 618 
Dayton av, office Endicott bldg Vice 
pres N W Trust Co. Born Oct 12, 
1861 in Newark Valley N J, son of 
William H and Bessie (Watson) Cole. 
Married in 1887 to Mary Mense of 
St Louis Mo. Attended high school 
at Kewanee 111 ; Univ of 111 and gradu- 
ated West Point 1885. Served in the 
U S army on the staff of Gens Ruger 
and Merritt 1888-92; on frontier 1885- 
1888; under Gens Ruger and Merritt 
at St Paul as chief eng officer Dept 
of Dakota 1888 to 1903; member of 
firm of Stevens, O'Brien, Cole & Al- 
brecht lawyers St Paul 1893-1903; v 
pres and counsel N W Trust Co 1903 
to date; dir St Paul Fire & Marine 
Ins Co. Member Minnesota Club; 
White Bear Yacht Club. 



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COLEMAN Daniel J, St Paul. Res 
39 Winnipeg av, office 603 N Y Life 
bldg. Lawyer. Born Dec 6, 187G in 
Carleton Minn, son of Tliomas and 
Caroline (Soutlier) Coleman. Married 
in 1902 to Elizabeth Peterson. Edu- 
cated in high school Preston Minn; 
State Normal School Winona; IT of M; 
St Paul College of Law LL B 1902. 
Engaged in practice of law to date. 

COLEMAN John, Anoka. Supt 
Anoka State Asylum. B'orn Nov 20, 
1852 in County Tipperary Ireland, son 
of Thomas and Catherine (Rvan) Cole- 
man. Married Nov 25, 1879 to .Julia 
A Tierney. Moved to Canada 1S62; 
to Onondaga county N Y 1863; Anoka 
county Minn 1867 and has resided 
there to date. Was engaged in farm- 
ing until 1899 when he was appointed 
supt of Anoka State Asylum, which 
position he still holds. Pres Anoka 
Nat'l Bank; former county commis- 
sioner 12 years. 

COLLER Jnliiis A, Shakopee. Law- 
yer. Born Feb 22. 1859 in Shakopee 
Minn, son of George F and Sophia 
(Tueneman) Coller. Married Sept 16, 
1884 to Ida L Adams. Educated in the 
public schools Shakopee Minn. Dir 
First Nat Bank Shakopee; Peoples 
State Bank Jordan; First State Bank 
New Market and Shakopee Mtg Loan 
& Inv Co. City clerk Shakopee 1880- 
90; elk district court Scott county 
1882-91 ; county atty Scott county 1891- 
95; state senator 1899-1911. 

COLLINS David Tri.strani, East 
Grand Forks. Lawyer. Born .Ian 6, 
1879 in Menasha Wis, son of Josiah 
Norris and Frances Jane (Kent) Col- 
lins. Educated in public schools Kau- 
kauna Wis and Gladstone Mich, grad- 
uating from Gladstone High School 
1897. Took law and academic courses 
U of M. Read law in offices of Frank 
M Nye and Keith, Evans, Thompson 
& Fairchild; admitted to bar 1903; 
member of law firm E'ronson & Col- 
lins 1903 to date. Stockholder First 
State Bank East Grand Forks. 

COLLINS Howard L, St Paul. Res 

129 N Chatsworth st, office 61 East 
10th St. Printer and manufacturer. 
Born May 3, 1864 at Lake City Minn, 
rion of George H and Carrie A (Eells) 
Collins. Married April 26, 1887 to 



Leonia E Mitchell. Educated in pub- 
lic schools at Lake City. Learned 
printing trade starting in Sentinel 
office at Lake City and finishing in 
plant of Brown, Treacy & Sperrv Co 
St Paul. Started business for self as 
member of Baker, Collins & Co 1886, 
which was incori)orated in 1S91 as H 
L Collins Co; pres of corporation. 
Member of various Masonic bodies. 
Woodmen and Knights of Columbus. 
Clerk and trustee Park Congrega- 
tional Church St Paul. 

COMBS William Solomon. North 
St Paul. Office 612 Pioneer Press 
bldg St Paul. Merchant. Born March 
13, 1831 in New York City, son of Jon- 
athan and Susan (Carman) Combs. 
Married May 10,1851 to Carrie White. 
Educated in New York public schools 
and Liggit's Commercial School St 
Louis Mo. Left New York 1842 and 
moved to Lexington Ky; employed in 
book store until 1847; moved to St 
Louis Mo and remained in same bus- 
iness until 1851, at which time he re- 
moved to St Paul; engaged in book 
and stationery business 18 51-74; was 
elected and served as Grand Sec of 
the Grand Lodge A F & A M 1867-72; 
now engaged in sale of iNIasonic and 
secret society goods. Member of the 
Pioneer Guard; formerly connected 
with St Paul public schools for 18 
years, during which time he was sec 
and pres of the Board of Education. 
Member Masonic fraternity 52 years. 

COMFORT Fiacis Aivian, Still- 
water. Res 12 04 3d av S, office 22 6 
E Myrtle st. Lawyer. Born Aug 7. 
1853 in Mineral Point Wis, son of 
Amzi W and Eliza (Vanorman) Com- 
fort. Married Sei)t 20, 1883 to Elise T 
Hebenstreit. Educated in the com- 
mon and high schools Portage Wis. 
Moved to Stillwater 1872 and studied 
law in the office of Hon R R Murdock. 
Admitted to bar 1878. Began practice 
with O H Comfort under the firm 
name of O H & F V Comfort, which 
firm continued until 1880; Comfort, 
Gregory & Comfort 1880-83; Gregory 
& Comfort until 1885; practiced alone 
1885-86; Comfort & Comfort 1886-87; 
alone until 1894; Comfort & Wilson 
1894-97 and has been engaged alone 
since that time. Former city atty 
Stillwater. Member Washington Light 



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Guards of Stillwater 1S79-81; mem- 
ber American Minnesota State and 
Washington County Bar assns and 
Sons of the American Revolution. 

COMSTOCK Alfred E, St Paul. 
Res The Angus, office 416 New York 
Life bldg. Surgeon. Born February 
21, 1S72 at Fayette la. son of George E 
and Anna M (Kreamer) Comstock. 
Attended Fayette High School; Upper 
la Univ B S 1895; M S 1898; Hahne- 
mann Medical College Chicago M D 
1899. Practiced medicine in St Paul 
1899 to date; lecturer on renal diseas- 
es U of M 1900-01; on minor surgery 
1901-1902; prof regional surgery hom- 
eopathic dept U of M 1903 to date; 
visiting surgeon on staff of City and 
County Hospital March 1904 to date. 
Member Commercial Club St Paul. 

COMSTOCK John XiLson, Duluth. 
Res 1020 E 2d st, office 202 Lyceum. 
Lumber. Born Dec 17, 1868 in Bay 
City Mich, son of John Wilson and 
Margaret (Green) Comstock. Mar- 
ried July 26, 1892 to Lottie O'Connell. 
Educated in the common and high 
schools Bay City Mich. Engaged with 
C H Bradley & Co lumber Bay City 
1880-87; moved to Menominee Mich 
with McCormick & Co and held posi- 
tion of lumber insptr 1887-1892; with 
Whittemore «& Co Marquette Mich 
until 1893; with Smith & Davis Ash- 
land Wis 1893-94; member of firm of 
Davis & Comstock lumber 1894-1902; 
member of firm of Comstock & Wil- 
cox shippers of lumber 1902 to date; 
treas and dir Glaspin-Comstock Co 
mining and milling supplies. Mem- 
ber Kitchi Gammi, Commercial, Curl- 
ing and Boat clubs; Masonic fraternity 
and B P O E. 

COMSTOCK Solomon Gilnian, 

Moorhead. Real estate. Born May 
9, 1842 in Argyle Maine, son of 
James M and Louisa M (Gilman) 
Comstock. Married May 187 4 to 
Sarah A Ball. Educated in public 
schools and academy; and Hampden 
(Me) Seminary; law dept Univ of 
Mich 1868-69. Read law in office in 
Minneapolis; admitted to bar 1870; 
moved to Moorhead 1871 and the 
following year elected county atty 
which office he held 1871-7 7; prac- 
ticed law until 1888 when he en- 
gaged in locating townsites on G N 



R R. Member legislature 1877-83; 
State Senate 1883-89; U S House or 
Representatives 1889-91; State Nor- 
mal School Board 8 years; and board 
of regents U of M 1904 to date. 

COMSTOCK Willard L, Mankato 
Lawyer. Born Nov 24. 1861 in Man- 
kato Minn, son of Marshall T and 
Sarah E (Patten) Comstock. Married 
Nov 26. 1890 to Phila F Comstock. 
Graduated from Mankato High School 
1879; post graduated state normal 1879- 
81; taught 6 years; prin of Mapleton 
and Franklin schools Mankato. Studied 
law 1886-90; admitted to bar 1890 and 
engaged in practice to date. Judge 
of Municipal Court Mankato. Served 
as capt in M N G 1882-92; member 
28th legislature of Minn; Board of Ed- 
ucation Mankato 1899-1905; American 
Institute of Civics. 

COXKLIX J Frank, Minneapolis. 
Res 434 Ridgewood av, office 115 Tem- 
ple Court. Real Estate. Born Aug 14. 
1852 in Newburgh N Y, son of .James O 
and Rebecca (Purdy) Conklin. Edu- 
cated at Newburgh Academy. Came 
to Minneapolis in 1881 and was made 
asst mngr Academy of Music; mngr 
new Grand Opera House 1883-94; in 
real estate business 1890 to date; 
mngr new Auditorium 1905-1906. Pres 
J F Conklin & Zonne Co real estate 
investments; gen mngr Minneapolis 
Syndicate. Member Minneapolis and 
Lafayette clubs Minneapolis. 

COXLEY Kerry E, Rochester. 
Manufacturer. Born Sept 1, 1866 in 
Fillmore county Minn, son of Thomas 
and Diana E (Huston) Conley. Mar- 
ried in 1894 to Sadie I Dodge. Educat- 
ed in the public schools Fillmore 
county Minn and Darling's Business 
College Rochester. First engaged in 
retail shoe business in Spring Valley 
Minn 1887-88; in jewelry business 
S])ring Valley Minn 1888-98; engaged 
in manufacture of cameras 1899-1904; 
engaged in manufacture of cameras in 
Rochester Minn 1901 to date. Pres 
city council Rochester. Member Ma- 
sonic fraternity and a Knight Templar. 

COXLOX Henry H, Belle Plaine. 
Educator. Born March 25, 1866 in 
Belle Plaine, son of Dan and May 
(Russell) Conlon. Married Nov 15, 



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1887 to Mary DeDavitt. Educated in 
public scliools Belle Plaine; Central 
High School St Paul Grove Lake Aca- 
demy Sauk Center and U of M. 
Teachers' Training School. First en- 
gaged in teaching in Scott county 
1882; prin high school 1884-90; supt 
of schools Scott county 1890-95; 
taught 1 year St John's Minn; in 
ins business Belle Plaine until 1900; 
now prin high school. Mayor of Belle 
Plaine 1S94; municipal judge 1895 to 
date. 

CONNOLLY Thomas Francis, Still- 
water. Res 3d and Walnut, office Con- 
nolly Shoe Co. Manufacturer. Born 
Dec 11, 1852 in Tipperary Ireland, son 
of Jeremiah and Margaret (Ryan) Con- 
nolly. Married in 1881 to May Morri- 
son. Educated in the common schools 
of Syracuse N Y. Employed in shoe 
business Syracuse i855-61; same Chi- 
cago 1861-72; supt Forepaugh & Tar- 
box shoe mnfrs St Paul 1872-92; re- 
moved to Stillwater and engaged as 
contr in prison shoe. factory 1892-1905; 
organized Connolly Shoe Co Stillwater 
1905, employing 250 people with an 
output of 1,200 pairs of shoes a day. 
Member of Knights of Columbus; B P 
O E; St Vincent de Paul. 

CONSTAN8 Henry, Blue Earth. 
Hotel proprietor. Born April 29, 1834 
in France, son of George and Louise J 
Constans. Married in 1856 to Barbara 
A Hebeison. Educated in common 
schools of France and came to Minne- 
sota 1851. Has conducted a hotel in 
Blue Earth Minn from 1856 to date. 
Served as sheriff Blue Earth 1856-57; 
member School Board 30 years; 
served in Home Guards during Indian 
outbreak of 1862. 

CONVERSE Philip S, Detroit. 
Public official. Born July 15, 1871 
in Thompson Conn, son of Myla Sea- 
mens and Mary Elizabeth (Emerson) 
Converse. Married Oct 3 0, 1904 to 
Julia D Ryerson. Educated in De- 
troit High School, Grand Forks Busi- 
ness College and St Cloud Normal 
School. Engaged in farming until 
19 years of age; taught school in 
country districts 3 years; timekeeper 
on Minn division of N P R R Co con- 
struction dept 3 years; entered em- 
ploy of Commonwealth Lumber Co 



Frazee and remained 5 years; elected 
register of deeds in fall of 19 02 and 
has continued in office to date. Mem- 
ber Masonic fraternity, K of P, I O 
O F and Yoemen. 

CONWAY George, Minneapolis. 
Res 3136 Oakland, office 425 Temple 
Court. Lawyer. Born Nov 27, 1850 
in Watertown N Y, son of Homer and 
Emma (Waters) Conway. Married 
Dec 5, 1875 to Eva Teeple. Educated 
in common schools; graduated from 
Michigan State Normal College 1875. 
Admitted to bar Saginaw Mich 1882; 
taught school in Mich 1875-82; moved 
to Sioux City la 1891 and engaged in 
law practice; moved to Minneapolis 
1902 and has continued in practice to 
date. Member Board of Education 
Saginaw Mich 1884-86. 

COOK John B, St Paul, Res Ryan 
Hotel, office 131 E 6th st. Omnibus 
and carriage line. Born Oct 12, 1818 
in Oneida county N Y, son of Peter 
and Esther (Burrows) Cook. Mar- 
ried Aug 3 0, 1853 to Ellen E Cham- 
plin. Educated in public schools and 
academy Erie Pa. First engaged as 
elk and later in dry goods business 
for self in Brie Pa until 1855; moved 
to Minn 18 55 and was partner of Gov 
Ramsey in mill and land business; 
founded town of Champlin; returned 
to St Paul and engaged in commis- 
sion business with J W Simpson until 
1862; served through Civil War and 
afterward returned to St Paul and 
established St Paul Omnibus Line, 
now known as Cook's St Paul Omni- 
bus and Carriage Co, of which he 
is pres. 

COOK Panl Bnrns, St Paul. Res 
633 Fairmount av, office 80 Lowry 
Arcade. Physician and surgeon. Born 
February 17, 1877 at Rochester Minn, 
son of George C and Elizabeth 
(Burns) Cook. Attended Rochester 
Minn public schools; graduated M D 
medical dept U of M 1900. Interne 
City and County Hospital St Paul 1900- 
1901; asst city physician 1901-1904; 
surgeon C R I & P Ry St Paul; on 
staff of City and County Hospital and 
St Paul Free Medical Dispensary. 
Member Ramsey County Medical So- 
ciety; v pres 1906. Member Minneso- 
Club St Paul. 



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COOK Wirt H, Duluth. Res 317 
14th av E, office 406-411 Lyceum bldg. 
Lumber and railroad official. Born 
Sept 8, 1867 in Kent county Mich, son 
of Merritt S and Viola E (Reynolds) 
Cook. Married in 1888 to Martha L 
Walsh. Educated in the common and 
high schools Manistee Mich. Engaged 
in surveying and oivil engineering 
1886-90; moved to Duluth and contin- 
ued same 1891-92; engaged in timher 
and logging business 1892-1900; organ- 
ized Duluth Rainy Lake & Winnipeg 
Ry, of which he is pres and gen mngr; 
sec and dir Virginia Lumber Co; dir 
Virginia & Rainy Lake Co. Member 
Commercial and Northern Railway 
clubs. 

COOKE Elbridge C, Wayzata. Lake 
Minnetonka. Office 809 New York 
Life bldg Minneapolis. Lawyer. Born 
in 1854 in 111, son of Joseph C and 
Amy (Wade) Cooke. Graduated at 
Norwich Academy Conn 1873; Yale 
Univ B A 1877. Pres and dir Minne- 
sota Trust Co; dir N W National 
Bank; treas N Am Telegraph Co; 
member of tne law firm of Flannery & 
Cooke, which was established in 1884. 
Member Yale Club N Y; Minneapolis, 
Minikahda and Lafayette clubs. 

COOKE Lytle O, Kellogg, Wa- 
basha county. Farmer. Born in 
Virginia. Settled in Minn 1855; ed- 
ucated in Minneapolis Academy and 
Carleton College. Served as county 
surveyor Wabasha county 6 years; 
register of deeds 4 years; member of 
legislature 1901; of State Senate 
1903-1907. 

COOFjEV Clayton R, Minneapolis. 
Res 1775 Emerson av, office Federal 
bldg. Public official. Born Oct 16, 
185 9 in Houston county Minn, son of 
Warren and Eleanor F (Morris) 
Cooley. Educated in c o m m o n 
schools Eldora la, graduating from 
law dept U of M 1893. First worked 
short time in drug store then in ab- 
stract office Eldora until 1884; moved 
to Minneapolis and engaged with Geo 
W Chowan & Co and later with Mer- 
rill & Albee, abstracts; bought out 
Merrill's interest and firm became 
Albee & Cooley 18 86; elected auditor 
Hennepin county 1892; re-elected 
1894; now deputy collector U S cus- 



toms and custodian of Federal bldg. 
Member Masonic fraternity; K of P; 
A O U W; Royal Arcanum and Com- 
mercial Club. 

COOLIDGE Marshall H, Minneap- 
olis. Res 1906 Kenwood pkway, office 
826 Metropolitan bldg. Contractor. 
Born July 27, 1860 in Dotyville. Fond 
du Lac county Wis, son of John Har- 
vey and Elizabeth (Coleman) Coolidge. 
Attended public schools at Dotvville 
1865-70; Plymouth 1870-73; Fond du 
Lac Wis 1873-76; private German 
school Calvary Wis 1876-77. Clerked 
in store at St Cloud Wis 1877-78; in 
grain elevator St Cloud 1879; elk at 
Coolidge Wis 1880-84; mngr Coolidge 
Co Ltd 1884-86; v pres and dir Cool- 
idge Fuel Supply Co 1887-91; pres 
and mngr 1891-1900; in business alone 
1901-1902; pres Marshall H Cool- 
idge Co 1902 to date; Coolidge-Shuss- 
ler Co 1902 to date; Downing Mnfg Co 
1891 to date; v pres and dir H B Waite 
Co Ltd 1904 to date; incorporator 
Bank of Downing 1903; dir in Peoples 
Bank 1904 to date; v pres N W Cedar 
Men's Assn 1905; pres 1906. Member 
Minneapolis, Lafayette, Long Meadow 
Gun and Island Hunting and Fishing- 
clubs Minneapolis. 

COOPER Charles McHenry, Chat- 
field. Physician and surgeon (H). 
Born Dec 21, 1865 in Olean Ind, son of 
Samuel and Jane McHenry (Willis) 
Cooper. Married June 1, 1895 to Kittle 
Clyde Cole. Educated in common 
schools Olmsted county Minn; grad- 
uated from Chatfield High School 
1889; and Homeo Med College U of M 
M D 1892. Engaged in practice of his 
profession in Chatfield 1892 to date. 
Mayor of Chatfield 1901 and 1907; pres 
Board of Education 1903 to date. 
Member Minnesota Inst of Homeo- 
pathy. 

COOPER Francis D, Minneapolis. 
Res 4123 40th av S, office 437-439 An- 
drus bldg. Born May 26, 1842 in Dav- 
enport la, son of Lenoard and Julia 
(Elder) Cooper. Married in 1897 to 
Mary A Gallagher. Educated in com- 
mon school Scott county la; commer- 
cial school Mound College Cincinnati. 
Lived in Omaha and engaged as sales- 
man and bkpr and for self in wagon 
mnfg and farm implements for 31 
years; moved to Minneapolis and en- 



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gaged in real estate business 1S98 to 
date. Former mngr F D & A A Coop- 
er; pres Grand View Brick Co and 
Continuous Kiln Co; now pres Am R 
E & Inv Co Minneapolis. 

COOPER Ja.soii W, St Paul. Res 
749 Summit av. office 3d and Broadway. 
Merchant. Born Oct 17, 1843 in Coop- 
ersville N Y, son of Ezra and Maria F 
Cooper. Married in 1875 to Sarah H 
Dougan of St Paul. Attended dist 
schools Clinton county N Y until 14 
years old; afterwards worked until 
1861 when he enlisted in the Army of 
the Potomac, serving two years. Re- 
moved to St Paul 1864 and traveled 
for whol grocery firm; entered firm of 
Griggs & Cooper whol grocers 1889 
and is now v pres of its successor 
Griggs, Cooper & Co. Dir Commercial 
Club; member Town and Country 
Club; dir American National Bank St 
Paul. 

COOTEY Thomas E, Minneapolis. 
Res 2316 Aldrich av S, office Flour Ex- 
change bldg. Lithographer, printer. 
Born Aug 6, 1860 in Kenosha Wis, son 
of John and Jane (Coyle) Cootey. 
Married Sept 9, 1885 to Cora M Ha- 
men. Educated in common schools 
Kenosha Wis and Chicago. Com- 
menced as errand boy Sept 27, 1875 
with Culver, Page, Hayne & Co Chi- 
cago and remained with them and 
their successors the John Morris Co 
until Jan 30, 1887; became identified 
with Brown, Treacy & Co St Paul Feb 
1, 18s7 and opened branch for this 
company in Minneapolis Dec 29, 1890 
which was known as the Northwestern 
Lithographing & Printing Co; succeed- 
ed the latter company as propr and 
changed name to Cootey Lithograph- 
ing and Printing Co June 28, 1898 
which was incorporated as the Cootey- 
Blodgett Co in 1906. Member Minne- 
apolis, Commercial and Lafayette 
clubs; Knights of Columbus and B P 
O E. 

COPELANI) John, St Paul. Res 
909 Laurel av, office 421 Century bldg. 
Railway supplies. Born in 1845 in 
Scotland, son of William and Margaret 
(Thompson) Copeland. Edvicated in 
public schools Scotland. Learned car- 
pentry and building in his native 
country; moved to Hudson Wis and 
was in employ of N Wis (now C St P 



M & O) R R 1874-96; engaged princi- 
pally as supt of buildings and bridges. 
Member St Paul Board of Aldermen 
1888-92; assembly 1892-94; pres Board 
of Public Works 1896-98; engaged in 
real estate business 1898-1900; now 
handling railway supplies, represent- 
ing Braeburn Steel Co; Block Pollock 
Iron Co; C G Hussey & Co; and Solid 
Steel Tool & Forge Co. Member Ma- 
sonic fraternity; A O U W; M W of 
A; United Foresters; Empire, N W 
Railway, and Congregational clubs. 

CORCORAN Charles, Stillwater. 
Res 611 S 3d st. Minister of religion. 
Born Sept 2, 1866 in Pittsfield Mass, 
son of John and Ellen (Canevin) Cor- 
coran. Educated in the public and 
parochial schools of St Paul. Gradu- 
ated St Paul High School 1883; St 
Francis Seminary Milwaukee; Univ of 
Loudin Belgium 1889. Asst St Paul 
Cathedral 1889-91; pastor St Michael's 
Church Stillwater 1891 to date. Chap- 
lin of the state penitentiary Stillwater. 

CORLISS E E, Fergus Falls. Law- 
yer. Born Sept 1, 1841 in Vt, son of 
Timothy B and Elvira Corliss. Mar- 
ried Nov 19, 1864 to Elizabeth M Tuck- 
er. Moved to Minn 1856; served in 2d 
Minn Vol in Civil War 1861-66; admit- 
ted to bar and located in Otter Tail 
county 1870; has since been engaged 
in practice of law. Member Minn 
Legislature 1872; served 10 years on 
Capitol Commission; county atty 10 
years. Member Masonic fraternity; G 
A R. 

CORNING John AV, St Paul. Res 
481 Dayton av, office 800 Germania 
Life bldg. Manufacturer. Born Nov 
22, 1844 in Brooklyn N Y, son of Ed- 
ward and Catherine M (Austin) Corn- 
ing. Married November 22, 1869 to 
Mary E Rogers. Educated in private 
schools of Brooklyn N Y and West 
Cornwall Conn. Clk in flour and feed 
store in Hartford Conn 5 years; in 
New York City 2 years; came to St 
Paul in 1868; with Noyes Bros & Cut- 
ler 1869-87; Corning Clay Works, man- 
ufacturers fireproof ing tile 1887-95. 
Member Greiner & Corning mnfrs of 
Chaska brick 1895 to date. Member 
Board of School Inspectors St Paul 4 
years; Board of Alderman 4 years. 



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CORXWELL Byron Cook, St Paul. 
Res 174 West College av, office 410 
Chamber of Commerce bldg. Dentist. 
Born July 27, 1851 in Oswego N Y, son 
of Giles H and Helen Maria (Cook) 
Cornwell. Married Oct 23, 1894 to 
Martha J Robinson. Attended com- 
mon and grammar schools at Oswego 
N Y; graduated from Philadelphia 
Dental College 1883; v pres of class 
and elected v pres of Alumni Assn; 
graduated from Medico-Chirurgical 
College Philadelphia 1887; elected v 
pres of Alumni Assn. In connection 
with Dr W C Foulks of Philadelphia 
published "Quiz Questions on Dental 
Pathology and Therapeutics" 1882, the 
first volume on itathology and thera- 
peutics ever published with reference 
to the teeth; first practitioner in St 
Paul to use porcelain for preservation 
and filling of teeth 1889. 

COKKICiAX James R, Minneapolis. 
Res Holmes Hotel, office 1011 New 
York Life bldg. Lawyer. Born ,Tan 8, 
1861 in Martinsburgh, Lewis county N 
Y, son of John and Charlotte (Heffer- 
nan) Corrigan. Educated in Lowville 
Univ N Y. Practiced law in Minneap- 
olis from admission to the bar 1882 un- 
til he was elected probate judge of 
Hennepin county in 1890; held this 
office for 2 terms; went to Chicago in 
Dec 1897 and was appointed 3d asst 
corporation counsel of Chicago in Mar 
1897; resigned in 1899 and returned to 
Minneapolis where he has been en- 
gaged in general law practice to date. 

CORSER Elwood Spencer, Minne- 
apolis. Res 615 James av N, office 
New York Life bldg. Real estate and 
loans. Born Oct 3, 1835 in Monroe 
county N Y, son of Caleb Burbank and 
Henrietta (Spencer) Corser. Educat- 
ed in public schools Ogden N Y ; Gene- 
see Wesleyan Seminary Lima N Y. 
Served in 93d N Y Vol Inf Nov 1861 to 
Oct 1864 and was discharged for 
wounds received at Spottsylvania 
Court House Va, May 12, 1864. En- 
gaged in real estate business in Min- 
neapolis since 1870; pres Corser In- 
vestment Co and member of its pre- 
decessors since that date. Member 
Minn Society of Colonial Wars; Minn 
Society Sons of the Revolution; Minn 
Commandery of Loyal Legion; John A 
Rawling Post GAR; Minn State His- 
torical Society. 



CORSER Frederick G, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 615 James av N, office 907 N 
Y Life bldg. Architect. Born. June 
12, 1849 in RochesT*^r N Y, son of C B 
and Rhoda (Chapman) Corser. Mar- 
ried Sept 15, 1880 to Lucinda Hewson. 
Educated in common school and Ro- 
chester Free Academy. Variously em- 
ployed until 1878; moved to Minneapo- 
lis 1878 and has been engaged in prac- 
tice of his profession to date. 

CORY Charles Morton, Worthing- 
ton. Judge of probate. Born Jan 12, 
1866 in Thorntown Ind, son of Jere- 
miah and Mary Ann (Bennett) Cory. 
Married Feb 8, 1898 to Anna Raueia. 
Attended Wabash College Crawfords- 
ville Ind 1884-85; Carleton College 
Northfield Minn 1887-88; law school U 
of M 1889-90. B'egan practice of law 
at Adrian Minn in 1891. Elected judge 
of probate Nobles county 1892; re- 
elected 1894, 1896, 1898, 1900, 1902, 
1904 and 1906. 

COSGROVE Carson N, Le Sueur. 
Hardware. Born Nov 22, 1853 in 
Westfield N Y, son of Robert and 
Grace Shaw Cosgrove. Married in 
1873 to Elizabeth Bradley. Educated 
in public and high schools Westfield 
N Y. Moved to Le Sueur 1871 and en- 
gaged in live stock business; added 
hardware and formed partnership with 
brother under firm name of The Cos- 
grove Co 1887. Has served as mayor 
of Le Sueur; pres and member Minn 
State Agricultural Society. 

COTE Fred A, Mankato. Res 314 
S Front st. Manufacturers' agent. Born 
Nov 21, 1868 at Minnesota Lake Minn, 
son of Thomas and Harriet (Gaunya) 
Cote. Married June 29, 1897 to Mary 
A Brownlee. Educated in the public 
schools of Fairbault and Rochester 
Minn. Taught school 1889-92; en- 
gaged in the study of law and conduct- 
ing law, loan and collection office 1892- 
99; engaged in collection and sales 
dept Deering Harvester Co Chicago 
1899-1903; mngr branch house for Nich- 
ols & Shepard Co Battle Creek Mich 
1903 to date. 

COTTON Charles E, Minneapolis. 
Res 15 E 34th st, office Nicollet and 
Washington av. Banker. Born April 
30, 1860 in Meadville Pa, son of Austin 



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D and Alice M (Marshall) Cotton. 
Married 1895 to Martha M Miller. Re- 
ceived public school education in 
Fi-anklin Pa. First engaged in bank 
of F W Mitchell & Co Oil City 1877; 
moved to Minneapolis 1886 and has 
been connected with Peoples Bank 
Minneapolis to date; is now cashr of 
same. Member of Auto Club. 

COTTOX Claude G, Minneapolis. 
Res 1509 Clinton av, office 505 Henne- 
pin av. Agent and manager. Born 
July 26, 1876 in Chatfield Minn, son 
of Charles H and Mary A Cotton. 
Married June 11, 1901 to Marion M 
Williams. Graduated from Chatfield 
H._ School 1894; attended academic 
dept U of M; graduated from law dept 
LL B 1901. State mngr Burroughs 
Adding Machine Co 1901 to date. 
Member Zeta Psi college fraternity; 
Roosevelt, Commercial, Minikahda, 
Minneapolis Athletic and Minneapolis 
Auto clubs ; Masonic order and Shrine. 

COTTON Joseph B, Duluth. Res 
1617 E 1st St, office Wolvin bldg. Law- 
yer and railroad official. Born Jan 6, 
1865 in Albion Ind, son of John and 
Elizabeth J (Riddle) Cotton. Married 
Jan 4, 1900 to Louise Hubbell. Educat- 
ed in the common and high schools of 
Albion Ind; Michigan Agricultural Col- 
lege B' S 1886. Studied law with Hon 
Edwin Willits of Mich. Moved to Du- 
luth 1888 and was member of law firm 
of Cotton & McGendley; Cotton & 
Dibell 1S91-93; Cotton, Dibell & Rey- 
nolds 1893-94; appointed gen atty for 
D M & N Ry 1893 ; gen counsel for Lake 
Superior Consolidated Iron Mines 1894; 
gen solr for Duluth & Iron Range R 
R; gen solr for Oliver Iron Mining Co; 
Minnesota Iron Co and subsidiary 
companies; 2d v pres, dir and gen solr 
North Butte Mining Co; dir Cananea 
Central Mining Co and Pauton & 
White Co; 4th v pres Greene-Cananea 
Copper Co. Made nominating speech 
for re-election of Senator Davis 1893 ; 
member House of Representatives 
1893-95; delegate to Republican Nat 
Convention 1904; seconded nomination 
of Theodore Roosevelt on behalf of 
Northwest. Member of Indiana So- 
ciety of Chicago and Minnesota So- 
ciety of New York; Kitchi Gammi, 
Commercial, Northland Country and 
Boat clubs Duluth; Minnesota Club 



St Paul; Chicago Athletic Club Chi- 
cago; Washington Club Isle Royal; B 
P O E, Shrine; Phi Delta Theta. 

COUGHLAN Thomas R, Mankato. 
Res 717 N 2d, office 820 N Front. Con- 
tractor. Born Nov 8, 1845 in Glouces- 
ter county N B, son of Daniel and Mar- 
garet (Regan) Coughlan. Married in 
1875 to Winifred Chesser. Educated 
in country schools New Brunswick. 
Engaged in farming until 1864; as 
stone-cutter until 1880; farming in 
Pembina county N D 1880-85; moved 
to Mankato and was member of firm 
of Maxfield & Coughlan 1885-95; in 
business as contr 1895 to date. Dir 
National Citizens Bank; v pres Scha- 
kan Salmon Co Schakan Alaska. 
Member School Board 1893 to date; 
Commercial Club. 

COUNTRYMAJV Ambrose 1), Ap- 

pleton. Lawyer. Born Feb 8, 1j^50 in 
Fine N Y, son of Peter F and Eliza- 
beth E (Gleason) Countryman. Mar- 
ried Aug 30, 1874 to Miss Jennie Bes- 
wick. Educated in common schools; 
U of M; graduating from Washington 
Univ St Louis LL B 1874. Settled in 
Minnesota 1855; reared on a farm in 
Dakota county Minn. Taught school; 
commenced practice of law in Minne- 
apolis in 1874; removed to Appleton, 
Swift county Minn 1876; has been en- 
gaged in practice of law in Appleton 
to date. Member Board of County 
Commissioners Swift county 1879-82; 
judge of probate 1882-89; asst sec 
Minn State Senate 1897-1905; sec 
Board of Education Appleton 1883-07. 
Member Masonic fraternity; grand 
master Minn 1902-1903. 

COUNTRYMAN Ernest A, St Paul. 
Res 154 Pleasant av, office 810 Globe 
bldg. Lawyer. Born March 23, 1882 
in Appleton Minn, son of A D and Jen- 
nie (Beswick) Countryman. Educat- 
ed in common and high schools Apple- 
ton Minn; business college Minneapo- 
lis; graduated St Paul College ol: Law 
LL B 1904. Engaged in active prac- 
tice since graduation. Member Ma- 
sonic fraternity. 

COURTNEY Charles F, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 3229 Columbus av, officb 302 
Northwestern bldg. Lawyer. Born 
Sept 30, 1881 in Minneapolis, son of 



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John P and Alice (McCarthy) Court- 
ney. Educated in public schools Min- 
neapolis; graduated from law dept U 
of M. LL B 1905; with American Ad- 
justment Co 1903; creditman Elliott 
Credit Co 1904; with Public Service 
Club 1905; now asst sec and atty Min- 
neapolis Retail Grocers Assn. 

COURTNEY Henry A, Duluth. Res 
3 22 3d av N, office 401 First Nat Bank 
bldg. Lawyer. Born Nov 10, 1S7S 
in Forest City Minn, son of William 
J and Mary B (Byrnes) Courtney. 
Educated in rural school Forest City; 
State Normal School St Cloud; U of 
M. Admitted to bar 19 05; prac- 
ticed in Minneapolis until 1906; 
moved to Duluth and has been en- 
gaged in practice of his profession to 
date. Dir and treas Security Mer- 
cantile Agency of Duluth. 

COIRTXEY Walter, Brainerd. 
Surgeon. Born Sept 18, 1855 in Moore 
Out, son of Angus and Janet (McCash) 
Courtney. Married Feb 10, 1885 to 
Hildegarde A von Jasmund. Edu- 
cated in public schools of Lambton 
county Ont; Strathroy Collegiate In- 
stitute; Swazze and Yarkes Business 
College of London Ont and medical 
dept Univ of Mich; graduating M D 
1883; post graduate studies in surgery 
at various times and places since 1883. 
Chief surgeon E div N P Ry Co since 
1888. Ex-pres Minn State Med Assn ; 
member Upper Mississippi Medical So- 
ciety; Am Med Assn; International 
Assn Ry Surgeons; Minn Academy of 
Medicine; honorary N D State Med 
Assn : Hennepin County Med Society. 
Member Minnesota Club St Paul. 

COUSE Frank Walter, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 96 Arthur av, office 79 27th 
av S E. Manufacturing machinist. 
Born June 16, 1880 in Orchard la, son 
of Almond D and Phoebe (Howard) 
Couse. Married Jan 31, 1906 to Han- 
nah M H Hvarfven. Educated in pub- 
lic schools of Minneapolis. Appren- 
tice to machinist's trade 1896; organ- 
ized a manufacturing model and ex- 
perimental business under firm name 
of Couse & Swartzenburg 1901; dis- 
solved partnership 1902 and continued 
the business alone. Machine design- 
ing; perfecting of patents; experimen- 
tal work; and automobile building and 



repairing; is the inventor of several 
machine appliances. Pres Cyclone 
Top Co; V pres Twin City Auto Car 
Co. 

COYEY William E, Minneapolis. 
Res 2416 Stevens av. Manufacturer. 
Born 1856 in Conn, son of William E 
and Sarah B (Hurlbut) Covey. Mar- 
ried 1880 to Leila Church. Attended 
iniblic schools and graduated at Hart- 
ford Conn High School. Engaged in 
mercantile pursuits in Hartford Conn 
for 13 years; 2'^-> years in N Dak; 
state mngr for Equitable Life Assur- 
ance Society of the U S; 10 years in 
Duluth and 8 years in Minneapolis; 
now pres and mngr Cereal Product Co. 
Member of the Conn Nat Guard 7 
years; ex-member Hartford city coun- 
cil. Member Conn Society Sons of 
tne American Revolution; Masonic fra- 
ternity 32d degree. 

CRAFTS Leo Melville, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 610 S E 5th st, office 606 
Masonic Temple. Physician. Born Oct 
3, 1863 in Minneapolis, son of Major 
Amasa and Mary Jane (Henry) 
Crafts. Educated in public schools; 
graduated from U of M 1886 and from 
Harvard Univ. Studied nervous dis- 
eases Boston Hospital. Elected mem- 
ber Hospital Club 1891 and fellow in 
Massachusetts Medical Society. Re- 
turned to Minneapolis 1891 and en- 
gaged in practice to date. Member 
Am. Minn State, and Hennepin Medi- 
cal societies; Am Academy of Politi- 
cal and Social Science. Promin- 
ently identified with State Sunday 
School Assn. Member Central Com- 
mittee of same 1892; pres 1893-94- 
95; former editor Minn S S Herald. 

CRAIG Daniel, St Paul. Res 65 7 
Grand av, office Sibley and 5th sts. 
Plumber's supplies. Born in 1850 in 
Scotland, son of Andrew and Margar- 
et (Guthrie) Craig. Married in 1902 
to Victoria Hoyi. Educated in schools 
of Scotland. Moved to New York and 
engaged in dry goods business 1873- 
90; moved to St Paul 1890 and became 
V pres and sec Western Supply Co. 

CRAIG George P, Alexandria. Pub- 
lic official. Born July 14, 1855 in Salem 
Mass, son of George B and Sophia 
(W'ilson) Craig. Married March 14, 
1891 to Addie M Richards. Educated 



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in i)ublic schools Mass and N H 18 59- 
67; and public school Douglas cotinty 
Minn. Resident of Douglas county 40 
years; held several offices previous 
to 1891; dep register of deeds 1897 to 
date; dep elk of court 1899 to date; 
court comnr 1905 to date. Member A 
O U W; MBA and M N R. 

CRAXDALL Cyrus T, Duluth. 
Res 407 W 3d st, office 415 Palladio 
bldg. Lawyer. Born May 14, 185:3 in 
Ohio, son of Addison A and Caroline 
L Crandall. Educated in Mich State 
Normal School; graduated from Mich 
Agricultural College B S 1880. Studied 
law in office of Bean, Underwood & 
Lang Adrain Mich; admitted to bar 
1885; moved to Crystal Falls and 
entered practice; county atty 1886-92; 
moved to Duluth 1894; elected alder- 
man 1896; chief of police 1898. Sec 
Duluth, Mesaba Iron Co. Member Ma- 
sonic fraternity. 

CRANE Eugene B, Minneapolis. 
Res 100 Seymour av S E, office 725 
Temple Court. Lawyer. Born Nov 4, 
1840 in Sharon, Medina county O, son 
of William A and Laura (Cliatfield) 
ftCrane. Married Aiiril 29. 1866 to Ab- 
bie Litchfield. Attended dist school 
at Sharon Center O until spring of 
1861; Hiram Institute O under Presi- 
dent Garfield and Burt A Hinsdale one- 
half term; Oberlin College O 1862-63; 
Univ of Mich optional course in mathe- 
matics, law course 1863-66; graduated 
LL B 1866. Reared on farm; taught 
public schools in Ohio 1863 and Mo in 
1868; member Short & Crane law firm 
Austin Minn 1870-71; with N P Ry Co 
as examiner and classifyer of its Minn 
lands 1871-72; in legal dept 1872-76; 
assisted in securing right-of-way 
through southern Minn for C G W R R 
1884; member of Cameron & Crane 
law firm Austin Minn 1875-81; munici- 
pal judge Austin Minn 1 year; lawyer 
for Crane Land Co Minneapolis; Twin 
City Collection Co 1904 to date. 

CRANE Frank I, Austin. Lumber 
and banking. Born Sept 26, 1848 in 
Sharon Center O, son of William A 
and Laura (Chatfield) Crane. Mar- 
ried March 4, 1880 to Sylvia Pettibone. 
Educated in district school and acad- 
emy in Ohio; public schools Austin 
Minn 1860-68; commercial college Min- 
neapolis 1871. Surveyor N P lands 



1871-72; mngr retail lumber business 
1873-76; retail lumber business in Aus- 
tin 1876 to date. Owner and mngr 
Lansing (Minn) Lumber Co; London 
(Minn) Lumber Co; Gordons ville 
(Minn) Lumber Co; part owner Minn 
Lumber Co Albert Lea and Ellendale 
(Minn) Lumber Co; pres Austin Na- 
tional Bank. Mavor of Austin 3 terms. 
Member Austin Progressive League. 

CRANE Jay W, Minneapolis. Res 
736 E 16th St, office 908 Guaranty 
Loan bldg. Lawyer. Born Oct 2, 1866 
Perry N Y, son of Rev Stephen and C 
Jane (Wintersteen). Graduated from 
high school Hillsdale Mich June 1883; 
Lombard College Galesburg 111 1887. 
Commenced practice of law April 1891. 
Member Commercial and Garfield Re- 
publican clubs; pres 5th Ward Repub- 
lican Clui). 

CRASSWELLER Aitliur Halifax, 

Duluth. Res 423 E Superior st, office 
Exchange bldg. Lawyer. Born July 
25, 1858 in London Eng, son of Chris- 
topher and Sarah (Hallifax) Crasswel- 
ler married Oct 28, 1891 to Nellie Sea- 
ton. Attended private school in Eng- 
land; high school Goderich Out 1881; 
Bengough's Shorthand School Toronto 
1885; studied law in office of W W 
Billson Duluth. Taught school in On- 
tario 1879-84; moved to St Paul and 
was employed as stenogr 1885-89; as 
stenogr and law student 1887-90. Ad- 
mitted to bar 1S88 and formed partner- 
ship in 1890 with Chas O Baldwin, 
which continued 3 years. City atty 
Lakeside 1891 and 1892; asst city 
atty Duluth 1893. Formed partnership 
with hit; brother Frank C 1897, which 
continues to date. Dir American Ex- 
change Bank Duluth. Atty for same 
Served 4 years in Canada militia. 
Member of Commercial and Boat clubs 
Duluth. 

CRASSWELLER Frank, Duluth. 
Res 4701 Cooke st, office 205 Exchange 
bldg. Lawyer. Born Jan 4, 1856 in 
London Eng, son of Christopher and 
Sarah (Hallifax) Crassweller. Alarried 
July 7, 1885 to Alison Moffat Douglas. 
Educated in a private school London 
Eng; public school Goderich Ont; noi'- 
mal school Toronto Ont. Taught 
school in Ontario 1880-87; moved to 
Duluth 1888 and entered law office; 
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ticed his profession in Duluth since 
that time; now member firm of Crass- 
weller & Crassweller established in 
1897. Member city council Duluth 
1897-99; pres of same latter year. Pres 
Duluth Commercial Club; member 
Curling, Yacht and Boat clubs. 

(^RAAVFORl) G L, St Paul. Res 
1150 Argyle, office 90 E 5th st. Man- 
ufacturer. Born Jan 26, 1852 in Irving- 
ton N Y. Educated in the country 
schools of N J until 11 years of age. 
Started to work at the trade of hat 
maker in Orange Valley N J 18G9; and 
pursued same line in many part of the 
U S; removed to St Paul and estab- 
lished the St Paul Hat Works 1897: 
engaged principally in re-modeling 
hats for the trade and is the largest of 
that kind in the world. 

CRAWFORD AVilliam X M. Min 

neapolis. Res 102 Arthur av S E. 
office 616 Guaranty Loan bldg. law- 
yer. Born April 20, 1872 in Becker, 
Sherburne county Minn, son of Joseph 
M and Mary J (McAllister) Crawford. 
Married Sept 25, 1901 to Jennie Gron- 
nerud. Graduated from Monticello 
High School 1894; law dept U of M, LL 
B' 1901. Ins solicitor and collector for 
Metropolitan Life Ins Co 1901-02; for 
Minneapolis Electric Co 4 months; has 
practiced law in Minneapolis 19 03 to 
date. Served 5 years in Battery B 1st 
Artillery M N G taking part in the In- 
dian campaign of 1898. Pres and atty 
for Crawford, Stewart Co; for the 
Continental Debenture Co; atty for 
Mower-Oberg Health Food Co and 
Lake City Realty Co. 

CRAY Loi'in, Mankato. Jurist. 
Born Oct 19, 1844 in Clinton county 
New York, son of Delevan and Char- 
lotte (Chappell) Cray. Received an 
academic education and later was ad- 
mitted to practice of law in Minn in 
1875. Elected judge of district court 
1898; re-elected 1904; pres National 
Citizens Bank Mankato: dir Mankato 
Citizens Telephone Co and First State 
Bank Currie Minn. Served in the 
Civil War in 9th Minn Vol and was 
wounded at Nashville Tenn in 1864. 

CREMER Mathias H, Red Wing. 
Physician. Eorn March 12, 1S70 in 
Sparta Wis, son of Henry and Eliza- 
beth (Flock) Cremer. Married in 1896 



to Dorothy Krall. Educated in public 
schools Sparta Wis; Cashton schools 
and high school; Kentucky School of 
Medicine and Rush Medical College 
Chicago. Engaged in practice of his 
profession Mazeppa Minn 1893-19(12; in 
Red Wing 1902 to date. Member Com- 
mercial Club; Masonic fraternity and 
B P O E. 

CRITCHETT Ernest T, New Ulm. 
Superintendent city schools. Born 
July 30, 1863 in Concord N H. son of 
Moses B and Emily J (Yeaton) Critch- 
ett. Married June 15, 1887 to Helen M 
Crooker. Graduated from Concord (N 
H) High School 1881; Dartmouth Col- 
lege A B 1885; A M 1888. Prin Pleas- 
ant Grove Grammar School Mankato 
Minn 1885; principal high school Man- 
kato 1886-88; prin high school Duluth 
1889-93; supt city schools New Ulm 
Minn 1894 to date. Has conducted 
Teachers' Training schools in Minn 
several years. Member Minn Educa- 
tion Assn; Nat Educational Assn and 
Nat Geographic Society. Member Ma- 
sonic fraternity. 

CROCKER Augustus laither, Min- 
neapolis. Res 2575 Blaisdell av, office 
314-315 Bank of Commerce bldg. Real 
estate and lands. Born May 4, 1850 
in Paris Me, son of Thomas and Al- 
mira (Davis) Crocker. Attended pub- 
lic schools and Paris Hill Academy; 
graduated from Eowdoin College A M 
1873; M E 1875. Engaged in construc- 
tion and management of steel works 
Springfield 111 and St Louis 1877-80; 
then moved to Minneapolis where he 
has been identified ever since with all 
progressive movements. Was sec of 
the Business Men's Union 1890; pres 
Board of Trade 1897; chairman Inter- 
national Deep Waterways Convention; 
first pres Northwest Business Federa- 
tion; now member Crocker & Crowell 
real estate and lands. 

CROCKETT Leon Clark, Minne- 
apolis. Res 3237 S Aldrich av, oifice 
bi4 2d av S. Manufacturer. Born Aug 
22, 1877 in Minneapolis, son of James 
Willard and Ella lola (Clark) Crockett. 
Married May 30, 1900 to Carrol T 
Trask. Educated in public schools of 
Minneapolis and Bower's School of 
Shorthand 1892. Employed at Geo A 
Moomaw & grain commission 1893- 
96; Empire Elevator Co 1896-97; F H 



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Peavey & Co 1897-98; engaged in dye- 
ing business for self 1898-1902; re- 
moved to Yakima Valley Wash and en- 
gaged in farming 1902-1906; returned 
to Minneapolis 1906 and purchased the 
Star Baby Shoe Co; engaged in the 
manufacture of infants' shoes and 
moccasins. Member Seattle Commer- 
cial Club. 

CROSBY Francis M. Hastings. 
Judge district court. Born Nov 13, 
1830 in Wilmington Va, son of Eliel 
Crosby. Married in 1873 to Helen S 
Bates. Received his education in pub- 
lic schools and seminary in Vt. 
Taught school in Vermont and New 
Hampshire 1847-5P; studied law in 
Wilmington and Manchester Vt 1851- 
55; admitted to bar 1855; member Ver- 
mont House of Representatives 1855- 
56; practiced law in Wilmington Vt 
le56-58; moved to Hastings Minn and 
practiced 1858-72; judge of district 
court 1872 to date. Member Masonic 
fraternity and Sons of American Revo- 
lution. 

CROSBY George H, Duluth. Res 
2029 E Superior, office 609-610 Lons- 
dale bldg. Mining capitalist. Born 
July 24, 1865 in Hastings Minn, son of 
Charles Whitmarsh and Elmira G 
(Smith) Crosby. Married Dec 31, 1889 
to Charlotte B Stultz. Educated in 
the common, parish and high schools 
Hastings Minn. Employed as clerk 
in Hastings 1880-84; with Gardner 
Rolling Mills 1884-86; moved to Duluth 
and entered the employ of Geo H La- 
Vaque until 1888; engaged in art busi- 
ness for self 1888-S9; real estate and 
mineral land business 1889-1905; iron 
and copper mining business 1905 to 
date. Gen mngr and dir Copper Quinn 
Mining Co Idaho; sec and dir Sullivan 
Development Co; stockholder Btitte & 
Superior Copper Mining Co. Member 
of Commercial Club; pres Order of 
Modern Samaritans; member B P O E. 

CROSBY Oliver, St'Paul. Res 804 
Lincoln av, office 63-65 S Robert st. 
Manufacturer. Born Jan 29, 1856 in 
Dexter Me, son of Hon Josiah and 
Marv Bradbury (Foss) Crosby. Mar- 
ried Elizabeth I Wood May 18, 1878. 
Educated in the public schools of 
Maine: graduated Univ of Me, M E 
1876. Opened a small machine shop 



in St Paul 1882, employing 6 men. In 
1885 the business was incorporated as 
the American Hoist & Derrick Co of 
which he has been pres and mach eng 
since its beginning. The company 
manufactures hoisting machinery, em- 
ploying 650 men; erected 4 ton loco- 
motive cranes for U S govt at four 
navy yards and executed several 
gun carriage government contracts 
1887-89. Patentee of Crosby Clip and 
22 other devices utilized in the hoist- 
ing machinery business. Pres West 
Side Power, Heat and Light Co; mem- 
ber of Minnesota, Commercial, and 
Town and Country clubs; Engineers' 
Society St Paul. 

CROWLEY John P, St Paul. Res 
921 Goodrich av, office Jackson and 6th 
sts. Sec and treas St Paul Gas Light 
Co. Born Jan 13, 1S62 in Mendota 
Minn, son of Philip and Catherine 
Crowley. Married June 21, 1905 to 
Mary E Grathwol. Educated in pul)lie 
and private schools of St Paul. First 
engaged as elk in hardware business 
of Bruer & Rhodes 1881-83; cashr for 
same 1883-86; same for Edison Elec- 
tric Light & Power Co St Paul 1887- 
98; elected sec 1898; treas 1900: chief 
elk St Paul Gas Light Co 1898-99; sec 
1899-1900; sec and treas 1900 to date. 
Member Commercial Club and Am 
Gas Inst. 

CRl ST Edward, Brainerd. Supt 
blacksmith shoj) N P R R. Born 
Aug 18, 1860 in England, son of Rob- 
ert and Elizabeth (Luckhurst) Crust. 
Married in 1887 to Mary G Clark. 
Received his education in common 
schools of England. Moved to U S 
1881 and completed his trade; em- 
ployed on Texas & Pacific R R ISSl- 
83 ; moved to Brainerd and entered 
serviceof N P R R 1883-97; appointed 
supt of N P blacksmith shops 1897 
and continues in same position. Mem- 
ber of city council 8 years; pres of 
same 6 years; county commissioner 
1906-1910; V pres Commercial Club; 
member Masonic fraternity. Past 
master; Past H P and Past Command- 
er K T; Past C C, K of P; v pres N 
P L Assn; member Vol Fire Dept 25 
years; member and trea Y M C A; 
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CULLUM Marcus B, Duluth. Res 
2020 E 2d St, office City Hall. Mayor 
of Duluth. Born Dec 3, 1S56 in Laurel 
Ind, son of Ricliard H and Mary ( Cou- 
ncil ) Cullum. Married in 1892 to Jane 
M Adams. Educated in common schools 
Laurel Ind, priv^ate school Boston; Al- 
fred (N Y) Univ and graduated from 
Ohio Dental College Cincinnati D D S 
188.5. Practiced profession in Minne- 
apolis until 1888; practiced in Duluth 
1888 to date. Mayor of Duluth 1904 
to date. Democrat. Former member 
Board of State Dental Examiners; ald- 
erman 1899-04; member State Dental 
Society; Kitchi Gammi, Commercial, 
and Northland Country clubs; Masonic 
fraternity; B P O E; K of P; I O O F. 

CULVER Bernard M, St Paul. Res 
33 S Avon, office 445 Endicott bldg. in- 
surance. Born in 1873 in Sandwicli 
111, son of James H and Elizabeth 
(Stewart) Culver. Educated in Sioux 
City High School; Iowa College Grin- 
nell la, graduating Ph B 1895. En- 
gaged in fire ins business in Superior 
Wis 1895-1901; in St Paul 1901 to date. 
Member Minn Club; Masonic fratei'- 
nity and B P O E. 

CIXXIXGHAM John Wesley, St 

Paul. Res 495 Portland av, office 505 
Manhattan bldg. Real estate and 
loans. Born July 23, 1838 in Harrison 
county O, son of Dr William and 
Nancy (Cummings) Cunningham. Mar- 
ried 1869 to Lillian A Smith of Buffalo 
N Y. Graduated from Ohio Wesleyan 
Univ 1861; from Ohio State and Union 
Law College Cleveland 1862. Practiced 
law in Steubenville O, 1862-63; cashr 
for D W Ingersoll & Co St Paul 1863- 
65; city editor St Paul Press 1865-67; 
founder of Cunningham Bros station- 
ery firm and member 1867-73; member 
printing and publishing lirm of Roma- 
ley & Cunningham St Paul 1873-82; 
head of J W Cunningham & Co 1882- 
1900; real estate and loans as John W 
Cunningham 1900 to date. 

CURIAL Edward L, Anoka. Real 
estate and insurance. Born April 17, 
1851 in Brooks Me, son of Nathan W 
and Mary (Thorndike) Curial. Mar- 
ried May 25, 1883 to Elizabeth M Treat. 
Moved to Anoka 1854; educated in pub- 
lic schools Anoka. Learned watch 
making and jewelry business 1869-76; 
entered ins and real estate business 
and has been engaged in same to date. 
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CURRIER Frederick Wilbur, Min- 
neapolis. Res 2019 Kenwood pkway, 
office 500-516 S 3d st. Business mana- 
ger. Born August 30, 1872 in Tomah 
Wis. son of Frank and Ella Mary (Ab- 
bott) Currier. Educated in the Minne- 
apolis public schools. Started in glass 
manufacture as apprentice to prede- 
cessor of Pittsburg Plate Glass Co 
1884; northwestern mngr of Pittsburg 
Plate Glass Co Minneapolis 1901 to 
date. Member Minneapolis, Minikah- 
da. Commercial and Minneapolis Ath- 
letic clubs Minneapolis. 

CURRY Howard Montreville, St 

Paul. Res 10u5 Hague av, office Nor- 
thern Pacific bldg. Railroad man. 
Born Jan 6, 1861 in Ogle county 111, 
son of James D and Lodema (Kirk) 
Curry. Educated in public schools 
Freeport 111. Accepted service with 
mechanical dept N P Ry Co at Brain- 
erd Minn April 8, 1880; shop and en- 
gine man N P Ry 1880-91; road fore- 
man of engines, headquarters Brain- 
erd Minn 1891-1901; master mechanic 
Dakota and Yellowstone divs, head- 
quarters Fargo N D 1901-1902; trans- 
ferred to St Paul Minn divs as master 
mechanic, headquarters Staples Minn 
Dec 1, 1902; gen master mechanic ter- 
ritory east of Billings Mont, headquar- 
ters St Paul 1905 to date. 

CURTIS Melvin P, Le Sueur. Liv- 
ery. Born Oct 30, 1851 in Pennsylvan- 
ia, son of Lorenzo and Jane M (Lewis) 
Curtis. Married Nov 28, 1887 to Emma 
Andrews. Educated in public schools. 
First engaged as driller and contr in 
oil fields of Pennsylvania 1869-75. 
Moved to Le Sueur county Minn 1880 
and was engaged with the Cosgrove 
Live Stock Co until 1885; then estab- 
lished livery and drayage business for 
self 1885-1907; organized Le Sueur Ice 
Co 1892 and was its pres until his 
withdrawal 1906. Served 6 years in 
Pennsylvania state militia. Chairman 
county commission 1900 to date. For- 
mer member State Board of Equaliza- 
tion and city council. Member Mason- 
ic fraternity, K of P, I O O F and M 
W A. 

CURTIS Utley B, St Paul. Res 
883 Fairmount av. office 709 Wabasha 
St. Manufacturer. Born Jan 29. 1857 
in Livingston county N Y, son of Will- 
iam T and Caroline (Briggs) Curtis. 



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Married December 28, 1892 Elma C 
Comstock. Educated at the State Nor- 
mal School at Geneseo N Y. In fire 
ins business at Goshen Ind 1878-82; 
bkpr in St Paul 1882-86: gen agt State 
Mutual Life Assurance Co of Worces- 
ter Mass at St Paul 1886-89; propr Eu- 
reka Stone Co St Paul, mnfrs of cem- 
ent sidewalks, flooring, etc. Member 
of St Paul Commercial Club and Ma- 
sonic order. 

CrSHING Luther S, St Paul. Res 
123 Nina av, office 346 Endicott bldg. 
Real estate. Born July 22, 1857 in 
Boston Mass, son of George Augustus 
and Lucia (Mitchell) Gushing. Mar- 
ried Sept 1902, Marie W Wiesinger. 
Educated in public schools New York 
City and at Wrentham Academy Mass. 
Came to St Paul in 1891; in real es- 
tate business there ever since; first 
engagement, placing Boston capital in 
western mortgages and buying west- 
tern property for Boston investments. 
Gen mngr Boston N W Real Estate Co 
and several other real estate com- 
panies. Member Minnesota, Town and 
Country and Commercial clubs; St 
Paul; pres and organizer Business 
League and member Auditorium Com- 
mission St Paul; City Club New York; 
Minneapolis Club Minneapolis; Boston 
and St Paul Real Estate Exchanges. 

CUTLER Edward Hutchiiis, St 

Paul. Res 360 Summit av, office 396- 
408 Sibley st. Merchant. Born in Bos- 
ton Mass May 3, 1848, son of William 
Jonathan and Lucia (Washburn) Cut- 
ler. Married in Boston June 1872 to 
Lucy Carter Dunbar. Received his 
education in a private school; Phillips 
School and Boston Latin School Bos- 
ton Mass and the Brookline High 
School and by special tutors. Moved 
to Minn in 1863; on account of ill 
health of his brother spent 4 years 
on a farm near St Paul; at the end 
of that time he made an extensive 
European trip. Entered the employ 
of the firm of Noyes Bros whol drug- 
gists 1870 and became a partner the 
following year under firm name of 
Noyes Bros & Cutler. Dir in the 
First National Bank of St Paul. Mem- 
ber of M N G 3 years; one of the 
original members of the Minn Boat 
Club and member of the Minn, and 
Town and Country clubs; Minn His- 



torical Assn; Societies of Colonial 
Wars, and Sons of the Revolution; 
treas St Paul Society of the New 
Jerusalem Church. 

CUTLER William AVashburn, St 

Paul. Res 993 Goodrich av, office 914 
Pioneer Press bldg. Lawyer. Born 
March 22, 1873 in St Paul, son of Ed- 
ward H and Lucy Carter (Dunbar) 
Cutler. Married in 1900 to Martha 
Carter. Educated in public and high 
schools St Paul; graduated from Har- 
vard College A B 1894; Harvard Col- 
lege Law School LL B 1897. Ad- 
mitted to Minn bar 1898 and has been 
engaged in practice of his profession 
to date. Member Minn and Roosevelt 
clubs. 

CUTTING Frank H, Fond du Lac. 
Special municipal judge. Born Sept 
12, 1862 in Kalamazoo Mich, son of 
William B and Mary R (Ranney) Cut- 
ting. Educated in Vermont Academy; 
graduated from law dept Univ of Mich. 
Admitted to bar 1885 and has been 
engaged in the practice of his pro- 
fession in Minn since 1886. 

CUTTING AVilliam Henry, Buffalo. 
Lawyer. Born Nov 20, 1848 in IBaker- 
field Vt, son of Rev Henry P and 
Lucina (Rexford) Cutting. Married 
May 2, 1866 to Mary Gates. Educated 
in Williston (Vt) Academy; Dutchess 
County Academy Poughkeepsie N Y; 
and Rhinebeck (N Y) Academy. En- 
gaged in practice of law in Buffalo 
Minn. County atty Wright county 
Minn 1890-92 and 1903-1906. Member 
American Bar Assn. 

CUTTS Anson H, :Minneapolis. Res 
1941 Irving av S, office 1138 Metro- 
politan bldg. Railroad official. Born 
Oct 23, 1866 in Lillington N C, son 
of Addison D and Deborah A (Bailey) 
Cutts. Married June 5, 1895. Attended 
private school until 15; Chatham 
Academy Savannah Ga 1881-83; Mid- 
dle Georgia Military College Mil- 
ledgeville 1883-84. With Chicago & 
Alton R R 1884-87; with C St P M 
& O R R 1887-1900; Great Northern 
at St Paul 1900-1902; Minneapolis & 
St L 1902 to date; gen pass agt M 
& St L and I C Rys Jan 1, 1904 to 
date. Pres Aitkin Farm Co Minne- 



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apolis. Member Minikahda, Lafay- 
ette and Bryn Mawr clubs Minne- 
apolis. 

D 

DAFOE Charles Edgar, St Paul. 
Res 255 Summit pi, office Met Opera 
House bldg. Railroad official. Born 
Nov 5, 1859 at Aultsville, Ontario Can, 
son of Erastus and Elizabeth (Sum- 
mers) Dafoe. Married May 24. 1887 
to Effie M Hudgins. Educated in 
public schools of Ontario. Telegraph 
operator Grand Trunk Ry 1877-86; 
train dispatcher M «& St L Ry 1886- 
90: chief dispatcher 1890-97; train 
master 1897-1900; train master C G 
W Ry 1900-1901; supt 1901 to date. 
Member Commercial Club St Paul. 

DAHIj John A, Minneapolis. Res 
2304 11th av S, office 615 Temple 
Court. Lawyer. Born Jan 20, 1866 
in Sweden, son of Jonas E and Anna 
A Dahl. Married Oct 17, 1895 to 
Emma A Leveroos. Educated in Jor- 
dan Minn; graduated from U of M, 
A B 1892; LL B 1893; practiced in 
West Superior Wis 1892-97; moved to 
Minneapolis 1897 and has practiced 
law there to date; asst county atty 
1899-1901. Member A F & A M; Gus- 
tavus Adolphus Society. 

DAHLBY John M, ]\Ioorhead. Land 
loans and insurance. Born April 7, 
1855 in Dalsland Sweden, son of 
Jans and Britts M (Andreasdatter) 
Janson. Married in 1881 to Marie 
Hendrickson. Learned blacksmith's 
trade in Norway; came to St Paul 
1883 and engaged in grocery busi- 
ness 3 years; member real estate 
firm of Knutson & Co until 1893; 
land immigration agt for S E John- 
son of St Paul in Northwest 1893- 
96; Dahlby & Grondahl St Paul and 
Moorhead 1896-99; sec Wheeler 
Land Co since 1899. 

DAHLEN Henry S, Detroit. Pub- 
lic official. Born Feb 25, 1874 in 
township of Hamden, Becker county 
Minn, son of Samuel H and Kjarste 
(Ramstad) Dahlen. Married June 12, 
1900 to M Lydia Elfsater. Educated 
in public schools of Lake Park and 
Detroit Minn and took commercial 
course at Fargo College Fargo N D. 
Dep county auditor Becker county 



1897-1903; elected county auditor 1904 
and re-elected 1906. Member Com- 
mercial Club Detroit. 

DAILEY C Owen, Mankato. Res 
606 Warren st, office 203 S Front 
St. Lawyer. Born Dec 10, 1861 
in Rockford 111, son of Thomas and 
Rose Ann Dailey. Married June 26, 
1901 to Dora M Wilson. Educated 
in the common schools and Northern 
Indiana Normal School Valparaiso 
Ind 1871-1882 and Northern Illinois 
Normal School Dixon 111 1883, gradu- 
ating from teachers' class June 1883. 
Read law in Dixon 111 and was ad- 
mitted to the bar 1885. Began prac- 
tice in Adrian Minn 1885 and moved 
to Ellsworth in Nov of same year, 
continuing practice there until 1889, 
when he was appointed county atty 
of Nobles county, removing to Worth- 
ington the county seat; re-elected 
1890; removed to Mankato 1892 and 
has practiced law there to date; city 
atty Mankato 1899 to date. 

DALY M J, Perham. Lawyer. 
Born March 13, 1861 in St Paul Minn, 
son of M F and Mary Daly. Educated 
in the public schools of Minneapolis. 
County atty of Otter Tail county 1891- 
1899; state senator from Otter Tail 
county 1899-1903. Engaged in prac- 
tice of law in Perham Minn to date. 

DAMPIEK Charles E, Crookston. 
Physician (R) and surgeon. Born 
June 5, 1854 in Waterloo Quebec 
Can, son of Edward and Charlotte 
M Dampier. Married twice: Aug 1, 
1880 to Estelle E Carruth; June 5, 
189 9 to Emma R Fortier. Educated 
in district school; Elgin Academy 
1871; Carleton College 1872; gradu- 
ated from medical dept Univ of Mich 
1878; located in Dell Rapids S D 
1878 and engaged in practice of med- 
icine and surgery: moved to Crooks- 
ton 1879 and continued practice to 
date. Local surgeon GNRR1882- 
1904; N P Ry 1890 to date; pension 
examining surgeon 1879-90; pres 
Board of Pension Examiners 1890 to 
date; health officer 1880-94 and 190 6 
to date. Member Am Medical Assn; 
]\Iinn State Medical Society and ex- 
pres Red River Valley Medical So- 
ciety: member Masonic fraternity; K 
T and Shrine. 



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DAMPIER Edward R, Akeley. 
Lawyer. Born Sept 23, 1876 in 
Camp Baker Mont, son of William 
and Mary (Erhard) Dampier. Mar- 
ried June 2 6, 19 01 to Blanche Mc- 
Kay. Graduate of St Paul schools 
and U of M law dept 1900. Has 
been engaged in practice of his pro- 
fession in Akeley to date. County 
atty of Hubbard county. Member K 
of P; P O E; K O T M; M B A; Mod- 
ern Samaritans. 

DANCER Herbert Allan. Duluth. 
Res 126 8th av E, office 301-304 First 
National Bank bldg. Lawyer. Born 
March 8, 1874 in Chelsea Mich, son 
of Walter H and Mary A (Tucker) 
Dancer. Married Nov 15, 1905 to 
Ruth G Scott. Educated in public 
and high schools Chelsea Mich; grad- 
uated from law dept Univ of Mich 
LL B 1897. Began practice of law in 
office of Baldwin & Baldwin Duluth 
1897; admitted to firm under name of 
Baldwin & Dancer 1902. Member 
Commercial and Boat clubs. 

DANCHERTSEN John, St Paul. 
Res 299 W 6th. office 368 Robert. 
Merchant. Born July 17, 1865 in La 
Crosse Wis. son of Hans and Amelia 
(Solberg) Danchertsen. Attended the 
common, high schools and business 
college of La Crosse Wis. On leaving 
school was engaged as dep tax com- 
missioner of La Crosse and city elk 
and dep comptroller. Moved to Min- 
neapolis and was employed by Mc- 
Clellan Bros until 1896; with Winecke 
& Doerr 1896-98; trav salesman 1898- 
1900; managing partner of St Paul 
branch 1900 to date. Sec and dir 
Mansur Drug Co. Served in Wis N G. 
Member of Commercial and Nordeii 
clubs; Masonic fraternity; Shrine; 
B P O E and Royal Arcanum. 

DANIELS Jared W, St Peter. 
Physician and surgeon (R). Born 
in St Peter Minn, son of Asa W and 
Emma B (Evans) Daniels. Married 
Aug 17, 1904 to Florence A Amundson. 
Educated in high school St Peter; 
U of M; graduating from Rush Med 
College Chicago M D 1889; med dept 
Colum])ia College N Y, M D 1890; 
post-graduate course Rush Medical 
College 1892; hospital work in St 
Thomas Hospital London Eng 1893-94. 
Engaged in practice of his profession 



in St Peter to date. Member Am 
Medical Assn; Minn State, Minn Val- 
ley. Nicollet and Le Sueur Medical 
societies. Member St Peter School 
Board 1901-1907; M N G 1883-89. 

DANSINGBERG Theron J. Minne- 
apolis. Res 525 University av S E, 
office 50 8 Andrus bldg. Lumber. 
Born May 2, 185 6 in Ypsilanti Mich, 
son of Jacob and Charlotte (Horton) 
Dansingberg. Married 187 6 to 
Florence M Durand. Educated in 
seminary and normal schools Mich. 
Moved to Rochester Minn 18 71; en- 
gaged in teaching school in Olmstead 
until 1873; employed in lumber busi- 
ness 1873-77; same Claremont Minn 
1877-86; with Nelson Tenny & Co, 
lumber, Minneapolis 1886-96; organ- 
ized H E Walker Lumber Co 189 6 and 
has been a member to date. Mem- 
ber Masonic fraternity; St Anthony 
Commercial and Publicity clubs. 

DANZ Frank Jr, St Paul. Res 161 
W 6th. Musical director. Born May 
11, 1851 in N Y City, son of Frank and 
Helen (Siebert) Danz. Married in 1871 
to Susan Hoffman of St Paul. Educated 
in the parochial schools and gradu- 
ated from Manhattan Christian Coll- 
ege New York 1864. Studied music 
in New York and engaged in teaching 
same 1867-1883. Moved to St Paul 
1883 and has been leader Metropoli- 
tan Opera House Orchestra to date; 
also identified with orchestra and mil- 
itary bands in Minneapolis; violin in- 
structor. With Theodore Thomas 
New York 12 years; Damrosch Con- 
cert Co 7 years; Philharmonic Society 
13 years; played with Mapleson Opera 
Co; leader of Saengerfest at many 
festivals. Member of B P O E. 

DARBY Benjamin E, Owatonna. 
Publisher. Born Feb 18, 1848 in Prince 
Edwards Island Canada, son of Edwin 
and Amelia (Williams) Darby. Mar- 
ried in 1874 to Annie K Barnard. 
Educated in Prince Edwards Island. 
Taught schools; moved to Minn 1871; 
principal Zumbrota public schools 
1871-72; at Pine Island 1872-73; Kas- 
son 1873-74; editor and publisher Peo- 
ples Press Owatonna 1874 to date. 
Member Masonic fraternity. 



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DARE Farley A, Walker. Editor 
and publisher. Born June 22, 1S76 
in Elk River Minn, son of Alfred A 
and Mary L (Baltzell) Dare. Mar- 
ried in 1900 to Louise Allen. Edu- 
cated in graded schools Anoka Minn; 
high school Minneapolis, and Elk 
River schools. First engaged as 
printer in Elk River and Anoka until 
1899; mngr Marshall County Journal 
Britton S D; returned to Anoka and 
with C I Cook leased Anoka Herald 
1901, continuing IS months; moved 
to Idaho Falls Idaho and purchased 
Idaho Falls Times, conducting same 
2 years; moved to Walker and pur- 
chased Walker Pilot which he has 
conducted 1905 to date. Member 
Northwestern Editorial Assn of Minn ; 
sec Cass County Rep Assn; Walker 
Commercial Club; treas Walker Fire 
Dept. 

DARLING John Bowman, St Paul. 
Res 11 Summit ct, office 4th and 
Wabasha sts. Physician and surgeon 
(R). Born Oct 1, 1859 in Fond du Lac 
Wis, son of Keyes A and Ann M 
(Bowman) Darling. Educated in high 
school Fond du Lac Wis; Univ of 
Wis; Rush Medical College Chicago 
and 2 years post-graduate course in 
European hospitals 1883-85. Surgeon 
Wis Cen R R; member staff of fet 
Joseph's Hospital; City and County 
Hospital; member of Minn State and 
Ramsey County Medical societies; 
Commercial Club; surgeon 3d U S Inf 
Ft Snelling; accompanied regiment to 
Manilla. 

DARLING John Henry, Duluth. 
Res 532 W 3d st, office U S Engineer 
office Canal Park. Harbor improve- 
ment work for the government. Born 
April 15, 1847 in Lake Ridge, Lenawee 
county Mich, son of Henry and Ma- 
tilda (Osborn) Darling. Married Feb 
25, 1880 to Addie A Ford. Educated 
in district school Lake Ridge Mich; 
high school Tecumseh Mich; gradu- 
ated from Univ of Mich C E 1873. 
Entered service of U S government 
same year; asst engineer on survey 
of Great Lakes and Mississippi river 
1873-82; asst engineer in government 
work on river improvements in Minn 
1882-84 with headquarters in St Paul; 
asst engineer in government work of 
harbor improvements on Lake Super- 
ior with headquarters in Duluth 1884 



to date. Designed and executed im- 
portant improvements in channels and 
piers in Lake Superior harbors. Mem- 
ber American Society of Civil Engi- 
neers; Sons of the American Revolu- 
tion; dir and former pres Union Build- 
ing & Loan Assn ; dir Superior Home 
Building & Loan Assn. 

DARROW Daniel C, Moorhead. 
Physician and surgeon (R). Born Jan 
4, 1850 in Neenah Wis, son of Daniel 
C and Isabella D (Murray) Darrow. 
Married Jan 4, 1872 to Alice M Stone. 
Educated in public schools Clavton 
Wis; graduated from Rush Medical 
College Chicago 1884. Engaged in 
general practice Moorhead Minn 1884 
to date. Built Darrow Hospital. Cor- 
oner Clay county 12 years. Member 
Commercial Club; American Medical 
Assn; Minnesota State and Clay-Beck- 
er County Medical societies. 

(I'AUTREMONT Charles Jr, Duluth. 
Res 1401 E 1st st, office 714 Torrey 
bldg. Mines and mining. Born June 
2, 1851 in Angelica N Y, son of Charles 
and Sarah (Collins) d'Autremont. 
Married in 1879 to Hattie Hart. Edu- 
cated in the common schools and An- 
gelica Academy Angelica N Y; Cor- 
nell Univ Ithaca N Y; Lausanne 
Switzerland; Columbia College New 
York LL B 1875; practiced law El- 
mira N Y 1875-82; same Duluth 1882- 
96, retiring the latter year. Dir Calu- 
met & Arizona Mining Co; Superior 
& Pittsburg Mining Co; Junction 
Mining Co; Duluth & Pittsburgh Co; 
Warren Realty & Development Co; 
American & Saginaw Development 
Co; Greene-Cananea Copper Co. For- 
mer county supervisor Elmira N Y; 
county atty St Louis county 1884-86; 
mayor of Duluth 1892-94. Delegate to 
Nat Dem Convention St Louis 1904. 
Member state Dem executive commit- 
tee; Kitchi Gammi; Commercial; 
Northland County, Boat, Yacht and 
Gun clubs; Masonic fraternity. 

DAVIDSON Earnest H, St Paul. 

Res 478 Holly av, office 415 Manhattan 
bldg. Insurance. Born May 20, 1873 
in St Paul, son of Col James H and 
Abbey A Davidson. Was educated in 
the public and high schools of St Paul 
and started to work 1892 in Bayfield 
Wis as elk for American Express Com- 
pany. Removed to St Paul and en- 



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tered his father's office; later was 
head bookkeeper m Union Bank; with 
West Publishing Co as accountant, 
salesman and sec to the pres 1892-99, 
resigning to inauguarate the Keefe- 
Davidson Law Book Co for which he 
was sec and treas for 4 years until 
he entered the life insurance bvxsiness 
1893; special representative of the 
Northwestern Mutual Life Ins Co of 
Milwaukee to date. 

DAVIES David C'harles, Mankato. 
Res 241 Shaubut, office 7-8 Ekle bldg. 
Real estate and insurance. Born Nov 
3, 1862 in Le Sueur county Minn, 
son of John S and Mary (Jones) 
Davies. Married Sept 17, 1890. Ed- 
ucated in the country schools of Blue 
Earth county and Mankato State Nor- 
mal School. Engaged in teaching 
country schools of Blue Earth and 
Brown counties Minn 1887-1892; lo- 
cated May 1893 in Mankato and has 
engaged in the real estate and in- 
surance business to date. Member 
Commercial Club; K of P; M W A 
and Modern Samaritans. 

DAVIS Charles Russell, St Peter. 
Congressman. Born Sept 17, 1849 in 
Pittsfield 111, son of Sidney W Davis. 
Married in 1874 to Emma Haven. Ed- 
ucated in common schools Le Sueur 
county Minn ; graduated from high 
school St Peter; attended business 
college St Paul. Engaged in business 
in St Peter until 1869; studied law 
in office of Alfred Wallin (now chief 
justice of supreme court of N D) and 
was admitted to bar 1872; practiced 
with Mr Wallin with offices in New 
Ulm and St Peter; county atty Nicol- 
let county 1872-82; city atty and city 
elk of St Peter 1878-96; member of 
legislature 1889; member State Sen- 
ate 1890-94; candidate for congres- 
sional nomination 1892; member U S 
House of Reprsentatives 1903 to date. 
Served in M N G. 

DAVIS Frank B, Walker. Banker. 
Born July 27, 1864 in Blue Earth 
county Minn, son of Henry and Har- 
riet (Wilson) Davis. Married in 
189 2 to Ada Gilmore. Educated in 
public and normal schools of Man- 
kato. Engaged as telegrapher 8 
years with C M & St P R R; in mer- 
cantile and insurance business Maple- 
ton Minn 1893-1903; now cashr First 



Nat Bank. Member Leech Lake 
Lumber Co, Walker Improvement 
Co; dir Walker Telephone Co. Mem 
ber Minn Bankers Assn; Masonic 
fraternity; I O O F. 

DAVIS John R W, St Paul. Res 
Merchants Hotel, office Great North- 
ern Ry offices. Railroad man. Born 
Oct 26, 1868 at Phoenixville Pa, son 
of Thompson and Anna Sibley (Rose) 
Davis. Attended public schools at 
Phoenixville and West Chester Pa; 
graduated from Lehigh University as 
civil engineer 1891. Engineer main- 
tenance of way Great Northern Ry 
to date. Member American Society 
of Civil Engineers; American Railway 
Engineering and Maintenance of Way 
Assn. 

DAVIS Robert S, Stillwater. Res 
1305 S 3d, office First National Bank. 
Banker. Born May 19, 1855 in Augus- 
ta Me, son of James S and Emily 
(Sawtelle) Davis. Married in 1878 to 
Mira E Brown. Educated in the com- 
mon and high schools Stillwater. First 
employed in office Staples, Doe & 
Hersey 1873-76. Employed in various 
capacities from bookeeper to cashier 
in Lumbermen's Nat'l Bank 1876-97; 
cashr First Nat'l Bank Stillwater 1897 
to date. Treas and dir Stillwater Co. 
Member 1st Regt M N G and 1st lieuc 
1883-90. Member Masonic fraternity, 
B P O E and I O O F. 

DAVIS AVilliani W Jr, Mankato. 
Banker. Born May 13, 1862 in South 
Bend Minn, son of William W and 
Ellen (Baxter) Davis. Married June 
28, 1893 to Emma A Fletcher. Edu- 
cated in Mankato public schools; 
cashr and bkpr for the Hubbard Mill- 
ing Co Mankato 15 years; trustee 
Mankato Savings Bank since its or- 
ganization 1892 and now cashr of 
same. Member Commercial Club and 
Y M C A. 

DAY' Carli-sle H, St Paul. Res 33 
S Avon, office 313-318 Endicott bldg. 
Insurance and real estate. Born Oct 
10, 1872 in Estherville la, son of Har- 
wood G and Mary (Howland) Day. 
Educated in high school Albert Lea 
and business college Minneapolis. En- 
gaged in newspaper business Albert 
Lea until 1902; farm lands Fargo 1902- 



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03; farm lands St Paul 1903; insur- 
ance and real estate 1904-1906; mem- 
ber firm of Leibrock & Dav. Lieut 
12th Minn Vol S- A War. 

DAY Eiif»ene Harry, Minneapolis. 
Res 2729 Portland av, office 511 S 3d 
St. Lumber. Born May 26, 1867 in 
Minneai)olis, son of John W and La- 
vinia (Gray) Day. Married June 24, 
1896 to Mabel Conkey. Educated in 
the Minneapolis public schools; Phil- 
lips Academy Andover Mass and U 
of M. First engaged in lumber busi- 
ness as scaler, employed by Leonard 
Day & Sons; then with J W Day & 
Co in various capacities. Engaged in 
real estate and insurance business 
1898 to 1902; engaged in lumber busi- 
ness for self under firm name of Day 
Lumber Co 1902 to date. Pres New 
York Realty Co. Member Commercial 
Club and Phi Kappa Psi college fra- 
ternity. 

DAY Frank A, St Paul. Res 199 7 
Milwaukee av. office Capitol bldg. 
Private sec to governor. Born 
Sept 30, 1855 in Green county Wis, 
son of Galusha and Betsy W Day. 
Married in 1883 to Lucia A Howland. 
Received public school education. Es- 
tablished Fairmont Sentinel 1874 and 
has conducted same to date. Member 
Minn Legislature 1 term; State Senate 
3 terms; lieut gov 1 term; chairman 
Dem State Central Committee. Mem- 
ber Masonic fraternity; I O O F; A 
O U W; R A and M W A. 

DAY Frank Atlelbert, Duluth. Res 
Kitchi Gammi Club, office Exchange 
bldg. Real estate and loans. Born 
Dec 11, 1859 in Chateaugag N Y, son 
of Charles W and Alcista Douglas 
(Smith) Day. Educated in high school 
at Austin Minn; graduating in 1878, 
and Carleton College 1879. Admitted 
to bar 1882. Engaged in law and real 
estate business Austin Minn 1883. Re- 
moved to Duluth as member of the 
firm of Richardson. Day & Co; en- 
gaged in real estate business and same 
has continued to date.. Member Kit- 
chi Gammi and Commercial clubs. 

DAY Harwood G, Albert Lea. Edit- 
or and publisher. Born July 15, 1844 
in Jericho Vt, son of Jonas and Betsy 
W (Stroud) Day. Married in 1871 to 
Mary Howland. Attended public and 



private schools Attica Wis and gradu- 
ated from Evansville (Wis) Academy 
1862. Read law and was admitted to 
the bar Webster City la 1868. Located 
in Emmet county la and practiced law 
1S68-78; in Lanesboro, Fillmore county 
Minn 1878-1883, when he purchased 
the Fi-eeborn County Standard in Al- 
bert Lea and has since edited and 
published same. Served as deputy 
U S collector of internal revenue 
Webster City la; county atty Emmet 
county la and member Iowa Legis- 
lature 1870-71. Enlisted as private in 
13th Wis Inf 1862 and served in Civil 
War until discharged on account of 
ill health 1863. Pres Minn Editorial 
Assn 1894-95. Former pres and now v 
pres Albert Lea BuiMing & Loan Assn. 
Pres Board of Park Commissioners; 
member City Charter Commission; 
Commercial Club and Masonic fra- 
ternity. 

DAY Herbert F, Minneapolis. 
Res 3701 Pleasant av, office 328 Cen- 
tral av. Lawyer. Born April 14, 1855 
St Anthony Minn, son of George W 
and Martha (Huntley) Dav. Married 
March 31, 1881 to Mary Shea. Edu- 
cated in the public schools Minneapo- 
lis 1864-71; McLeod county schools 
1874-75; Steven's Seminary Glencoe 
1876. Engaged in law practice since 
1880 making a specialty of probate 
and real estate law. J P Minneapolis 
1881-83; Democratic candidate for 
judge of the probate court Hennepin 
county 1904. Honorary member Royal 
Baconian Society London Eng; Native 
Sons of Minn. 

DAY Raymond H, Minneapolis. 
Res 131 S 4th st, office 419 Bank of 
Commerce bldg. Lawyer. Born June 
12, 1855 in Mantuwa Township Ohio, 
son of Ditus and Clarissa (Harris) 
Day. Married in 1885 to Almeda Wil- 
son. Moved to Minn 1857. Educated 
in public schools Dakota countv Minn; 
U of M 1872-76; taught school lo/5-79; 
studied law with Judge Seagrave 
Smith; admitted to bar 1881 and has 
practiced in Minneapolis to date. 
Member firm of Day & Enches. Mem- 
ber I O O F. 

DEAX AVilliam Ulake, St Paul. Res 
353 Summit av. Merchant. Born 
Sept 26, 1838 in Pittsburg Pa, son of 
William and Aurelia (Butler) Dean. 



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Was educated in the public schools of 
Pittsburg Pa and Bolmars Academy 
of West Chester Pa. Is head of the 
firm of Nicols, Dean & Gregg whol 
hardware; has been in business since 
1860; has been a member of the city 
Board of Fire Comnrs, Water Comnrs, 
Education and Public Library Boards. 
Was presiaential elector on Blaine 
and Logan ticket; state senator 1891 
to 189.5; a member of the monetary 
commission appointed by the Indian- 
apolis Convention, through whose 
work Congress adopted the gold stand- 
ard. Dir in the Great JNorthern Rail- 
road; Second Nat'l Bank; State Sav- 
igns Bank; N W Trust Co; St Paul F 
& M Ins Co; Oakland Cemetery and 
McCormick Theological Seminary of 
Chicago. Member of the Minnesota, 
Town and Country and Commercial 
clubs. 

DEAN AVilliani J, Minneapolis. Res 
419 Oak Grove st, office 404 Washing- 
ton av N. Agr impl. Born July 19, 
1843 in Greenbush Can, son of Mat- 
thew and Anna (Longmoor) Dean. 
Married 1867 to Cordelia R Pond. 
Engaged in farming Shakopee 185 5- 
62; served in 9th Minn Inf 18 62-6 5; 
mercantile business Shakopee 1865- 
70; with Dean Murdock & Co St 
Paul 1870-77; in business for self in 
whol agricultural implements and ve- 
hicles Minneapolis to date. Dir Y M 
C A and Children's Home Society; 
twice prohibition candidate for may- 
or and for governor; member GAR. 

DEAN William John, St Paul. Res 
514 Grand av. office 8th Temperance 
and Sibley sts. Merchant. Born in 
St Paul Sept 11, I8bt), son of William 
B and Mary C (Nicols) Dean. Edu- 
cated in the St Paul public shcools 
1885; Hill School Pottstown Pa 1887; 
entered the employ of Nichols & Dean 
whol heavy hardware as office boy Oct 
17, 1887 and was admitted to the firm 
in 1894; the business was incorpo- 
rated as Nicols, Dean & Gregg May 
1, 1906 at which time he was elected 
sec and treas. Elected v pres of the 
Faith Iron Co Kansas City Mo 1903; 
mngr Pocahontas Binding Works Po- 
cahontas Ark (a subsidiary concern of 
Nicols, Dean & Gregg). Member 
Minn, Town and Country, White Bear 
Yacht and Nushka clubs; Sons of the 
Revolution and Sons of the American 
R*>volution. 



DEARTH Elmer H, St Paul. Res 
528 Dayton av, office Pioneer Press 
bidg. Insurance and Loans. Born 
June 6, 1859 in Sangerville Me, son 
of Henry L and Mary B (Drake) 
Dearth. Married June 26, 1889 to Nel- 
lie G Doran. Educated at high school 
Dexter Me; Foxcroft Academy Fox- 
croft Me. Taught school 1879-80; 
employed in Bangor (Me) Whig and 
Courier 1880-82; manager and editor 
Henderson (Minn) Independent 1884- 
86; propr and editor Le Sueur (Minn) 
News 1887-91; special agt Equitable 
Life 1892-94. Deputy insurance comnr 
Minn 1889-92; insurance comnr Minn 
1897-99; reappointed under Gov Van 
Sant 1901-1905. Charter member of 
the Commercial Club. Mason, Elk and 
Knight Templar. Member of the firm 
Hughson & Dearth gen ins agts. 

DE KAY Wm H, Hastings. Law- 
yer. Born Nov 4, 1845 in Sullivan 
county N Y, son of Richard and Eliza- 
beth (Knapp) De Kay. Married in 
1875 to Julia A Van Inwegen. Edu- 
cated in public schools in Hennepin 
and Dakota counties; Hastings High 
School and studied law 1868-72. Ad- 
mitted to bar and engaged in prac- 
tice of his profession in Hastings 1872 
to date; sec School Board 1870-72; city 
atty 1902 to date. Served in 2d Minn 
Cavalry 1864-65. Member Masonic 
fraternity. 

DE LAITTKE John, Minneapolis. 
Res 24 Grove st. Lumber. Born Mar 
5, 1832 in Ellsworth Me. Married in 
1865 to Clara Eastman. After public 
school education was a sailor 3 years; 
went to California and engaged in 
lumber, sawmill and gen store 1852- 
65; returned to Maine. Afterwards 
came to Minneapolis with firm of 
Eastman, Gibson & Co until 1869; sold 
out and entered firm of Eastman, Bo- 
vey & Co which was later incorpo- 
rated as Bovey-De Laittre Lumber Co; 
v pres Green & De Laittre Co whol 
grocers. Is now heavily interested in 
Oregon, Washington and Idaho timber 
lands. Trustee and v pres Farmers & 
Mechanics Bank; pres Nicollet Nat'l 
Bank 1884-88. Mayor of Minneapolis 
1877; state prison inspector 1879-1S36; 
courthouse and city hall comnr 1889 
and on Board of State Capitol Com- 
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1)E La 310TTE Joseph Van Buren, 

Duluth. Res 8 Hunger ter, office 300 
Torrey bldg. Lawyer. Born Sept 3, 
1864 in Prairie Du Cliien Wis, son 
of Joseph G and Marguerite (Ozis) 
De La Motte. Married Aug 1900 to 
Nellie C Pinney. Educated in the 
parochial schools of Chippewa Falls 
and high school and business college 
at Valparaiso Ind; LTniv of Wis law 
school, graduating LL B 1892. Began 
practice of law at Chippewa Falls 
Wis 1893 when he removed to Super- 
ior Wis, becoming member of firm 
Loud, De La Motte & Loud 1893; Thor- 
sen, Crawford & De La Motte 1893-97; 
member of firm of Thorsen & De La 
Motte until his removal to Duluth 
1902; practiced alone 1902-1903; mem- 
ber of firm of McMahan & De La 
Motte 1904; practiced alone 1904 to 
date. Member Commercial Club. 

DELAXEY Joseph F Jr, Park Rap- 
ids. Public official. Born July 6, 
1879 in Adair la, son of Joseph F 
and Susan A (Heacock) Delaney. 
Educated in public schools Hubbard 
Minn. Engaged in teaching school 
3 years; bookkeeper for Wilson Bros 
Logging Co 4 years; for Pine Tree 
Lumber Co 1 j'ear; for Delaney Mil- 
ling Co 2 years; elected auditor of 
Hubbard county 1906. Member B P 
O E; I O O F; Commercial Club. 

DE LONG Scott Hauxhurst, Minne- 
apolis. Res 1229 7th st S E, office 
125 2d St N E. Manufacturer. Born 
June 3, 1883 at Zvimbrota Minn, son 
of George P and Cynthia (Hauxhurst) 
De Long. Graduated from Hudson Wis 
High School 1901; passed 2% years 
in U of M dept of mechanical engi- 
neering. Worked summers while at 
school in lumber trade with father at 
Nickerson Minn. Treas Eddy Sash & 
Door Co Minneapolis from leaving 
school to date; treas Stanton-De Long 
Lumber Co. 

DEMEULES Alcede C, Minnea- 
apolis. Res 1601 Russell av N, office 
1009 Washington av N. Manufacturer. 
Born March 11, 1883 in Minneapolis, 
son of Zephrine and Julia (Hauloeth) 
Demeules. Educated in common 
schools; learned wire and iron works 
trade and engaged in same until 1905; 
started in business 1905 as Demeules 
Eros and has continued same to date. 



DEMING Portuis C, Minneapolis. 
Res 2300 Central av, office 2407 Cen- 
tral av. Real estate. Born Dec 12, 
1854 at Milton, Chittenden county Vt, 
son of Gustavus A and Harriet M 
(Gale) Deming. Married Oct 9, 1879 
to Mary D Crown (now deceased). 
Educated in the district schools and 
at Essex Classical Institute Vt. Ap- 
prenticed to St Alban's Messenger 
when 13, 1868; changed to farm work 
summers attending school winters 
working for board; bookkeeper and 
salesman for milling firm of Clark, 
Boardman & Co of Milton Vt 1872-79; 
member Brown & Deming grocers At- 
lantic la 1880; in law office Vermont 
1881-82; elk for St P M & O R R 
1882-87; real estate, loans and insur- 
ance in Minneapolis 1888 to date, 
making specialty of East Side prop- 
erty; laid out several additions. Rep- 
resentative in the state legislature 
1899-1903; made special efforts in leg- 
islature in behalf of State University 
and establishment of Itasca State 
Park. Member Minneapolis Park 
Board 1894-99. Life Member Minne- 
sota Historical Society; member Min- 
neapolis Real Estate Board; St An- 
thony Commercial Club. 

DENEGKE James Denis, St Paul. 
Res 307 W 6th st, office 657 Gilfillan 
blk. Lawyer. Born May 5, 1868 in 
New Orleans La. son of William O 
and Antoinette T (Morgan) Denegre. 
Attended Phillips-Exeter Academy Ex- 
eter N H 1881-85; Princeton Univ 
1885-89; graduating A B' ls89, A M 
1892; U of M law dept 1890-91; gradu- 
ating LL B 1891, LL M 1892. Prac- 
ticed law in St Paul 1891; associated 
with the late Senator H H Horton un- 
der firm name of Horton & Denegre 
1892-1906. Member Minnesota Club 
St Paul; Minnesota Boat Club, pres 
1905-1906; Masonic fraternity. 

DENNIS Warren A, St Paul. Res 
The Angus, office Lowry bldg. Phy- 
sician and surgeon (R). Born 1869 in 
Sharon Wis. Educated in the public 
schools of Sharon; graduated from 
high school 1885; Univ of Wis LL B 
1887-91; College of Medicine and Sur- 
gery U of M, M D 1893-96. Member 
of Ramsey County Medical Society; 
Minn State Medical Assn; American 
Medical Assn and Minn Academy of 
Medicine. Surgeon in 15th Minn Vol 
Tnf Spanish-American War. 



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DENNY Charles F, St Paul. Res 

The Dacotah, office 485 Endicott Ar- 
cade. Physician and surgeon. Born 
Nov 25, 1857 Keolvuk la, son of Robert 
B' and Valeria K (Titcomb) Denny. 
School and academic education in 
Brooklyn N Y, Boston and Newbury- 
port Mass; medical education at Har- 
vard Univ medical school 1882. Visit- 
ing physician County and City Hospi- 
tal St Paul. Member of Harvard Med- 
ical Alumni Assn ; American Medical 
Assn; Minn State and Ramsey County 
Medical societies and Harvard Club 
of Minnesota. 



DERINGER Otto S, St Paul. Res 
217 W Central av, office 436 Endicott 
bldg. Mining. Born March 21, 1861 
in Buffalo county Wis, son of .John and 
Elizabeth Deringer. Married Phoebe 
Anna Horst. Attended public schools 
in native county: educated in Me- 
nomonie High School. Apprentice in 
printing office 1880-84; in hardware 
store at Menomonie Wis 1884-87; re- 
moved to St Paul in spring of 1887; 
entered printing business with A P 
Davis, later Davis & Deringer 18S7; 
bought out Davis in 1888 and con- 
ducted business alone until 1896; 
owned and edited Saturday Evening 
News St Paul 1896-1900; in mining 
brokerage business St Paul 1900 to 
date. Sec Minnesota-Nevada Invest- 
ment Co. Often sec political ward 
organizations and conventions; always 
active in politics as a Republican. An 
ardent member of the Methodist 
Church and trustee of Central Park 
M E Church. 

DESKY Salo, Fergus Falls. Mer- 
chant. Born March 28, 1857 in Ger- 
many, son of Herman and Caroline 
(Peiser) Desky. Married Feb 15, 1887 
to Natalia Lipke. Received his edu- 
cation in Germany. Moved to U S 
1871 and was engaged as elk Niagara 
Falls N Y until 1878; engaged as trav 
salesman 1878-82; in mercantile busi- 
ness as member of firm of Desky Bt-os 
gen merchandise Fergus Falls 1882-87; 
purchased entire business 1887 and 
has continued same as Manhattan 
Department Store. Member Commer- 
cial and Chippewa clubs; Masonic fra- 
ternity. 



DEUEL Harry J, St Paul. Res 9 09 
Iglehart st, office 602 Pioneer Press 
bldg. Real estate. Born Aug 17, 1860 
in Licking county O, son of James H 
and Nancy L (Emerson) Deuel. Mar- 
ried Myrtie L Mouser Oct 10, 1883. 
Educated in public schools Union 
county la and Alton la high school. 
Telegraph operator C B & Q Ry 1878- 
82; with Lombard Investment Co 1882- 
93. Established office for same in St 
Paul and was resident mngr for Minn 
and Wis 1888-93. Engaged in real 
estate business with Frederick L Bay- 
ard under the firm name Bayard, Deuel 
& Co real estate and financial agts 
April 1893. Member of Real Estate 
Exchange. 

DEUTSCH Henry, Minneapolis. 
Res 2705 Fremont av S. office 315 N 
Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born Aug 28, 
1874 ; son of Jacob and Malchen Amel- 
ia (Valfer) Deutsch. Attended public 
and high schools in Minneai)olis. 
Graduated from U of M law dept LL B 
1891; Yale law dept LL M 1895. Has 
been engaged in practice since and is 
member of the firm of Nye & Deutsch. 
Was a delegate to the Universal Con- 
gress of Lawyers and Jurists St Louis 
1904. Member and v pres of Commer- 
cial Club; Commercial Law League 
and National Fraternal Congress. 

DEVEREUX AV P, Minneapolis. 
Res 2215 Bryant av, office Chamber of 
Commerce. Grain. Born March 16, 
1858 Oneida N Y, son of Patrick J and 
Sarah L (McQuade) Devereux. Grad- 
uated high school Oneida N Y 1876. 
Member of the firm of Markham & 
Devereux and W P Devereux & Co 
grocers Oneida N Y 1880-90; Kenney 
& Devereux and W P Devereux & Co 
St Paul 1890-95. Pres W P Devereux 
Co and Devereux Elevator Co. Mem- 
ber Minneapolis, Commercial, Minne- 
tonka Yacht and Gun, and Automobile 
clubs. 

1>E AVITT Charles E, Duluth. Res 
931 E 1st St, office 14 E Michigan st. 
Merchant. Born July 12, 1857 in Jer- 
sey City N J, son of James R and 
Aletta (Hedges) De Witt. Married 
Oct 14, 1897 to Ellen M Hubbard. 
Educated in common and high schools 
Montrose Pa; graduated from Hamil- 
ton College Clinton N Y, B A 1879. 



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Came to Duluth and employed in Am 
Exchange Bank 1882-97; sec and treas 
L W Leithhead Drng Co 1897-1905; 
pres De Witt-Seitz Co furniture 1905 
to date. Member Kitchi Gammi and 
Commercial clubs. 

DIAMOND Loui.s C, Mankato. Res 
210 Lewis, office 426 S Front. Mer- 
chant. Born Oct 1. 1871 in Mankato 
Minn, son of John and Mary Ann 
(Schutt) Diamond. Married Aug 5, 
1896 to Anna M Honer. Educated in 
public schools; State Normal School 
and Business College Mankato. En- 
gaged in farming until 1897; in cattle 
business 1894; returned to farming 
1896; in feed business 1896 to date. 
Member Commercial Club. 

DICK Philip, St Peter. Merchant. 
Born Oct 16, 1847 in Germany, son of 
William and Elizabeth (Keans) Dick. 
Married Nov 8, 1870 to Louise Hoefer. 
Received his education in Germany. 
Came to IT S 1866 and located in 
Indianapolis; engaged as clerk 1866- 
70; moved to St Peter and engaged in 
clothing business to date. Mayor St 
Peter 9 terms; Member School, Li- 
brary and County boards; Masonic 
fraternity and I O O F. 

DICKERMAX Charles K, St Paul. 
Res 1002 Laurel av, office 310 New 
York Life bldg. Investments. Born 
Sept 23, 1877 at Decorah la, son of 
Charles E and Elizabeth (Kent) Dick- 
erman. Married Mabel P Stone in 
1902. Attended St Paul public schools; 
U of M 1896-99; moved to Minn 1888; 
with Hurd Refrigerator Co until 1901; 
sec and treas Dicker man Investment 
Co 1901 to date. Member Chi Psi 
college fraternity; Commercial Club 
be Paul. 

DICKEY Courtlaiul Nay, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 2400 Park av, office 509-511 
2d av S. Printing and blank books. 
Born Jan 1, 1855 in Jefferson county 
Ind, son of Joel and Mary R (Meek) 
Dickey. Educated in a graded school 
at Madison Ind. Sec and treas Craw- 
ford-Dickey Co job printers and blank 
book mnfrs Minneapolis 1905 to date. 
Clerk of district court 4th judicial 
district Hennepin county 1893-1905, 
Member Masonic order, K of P and 
B P O E. 



DICKEY Joel Mark, St Paul. Res 
530 Ashland av, office Federal bldg. 
Assistant U S attorney. Born Nov 
28, 1864 in Hanover, Jefferson county 
Ind, son ofJoel and Sarah (Arbuckle) 
Dickey. Educated in Buchtel College 
Akron O; U of M law dept 1892-95. 
Entered employ of Allen Moon & Co 
St Paul as stenogr in May 1888; 
U S atty's office as elk 1890; studied 
law U of M graduated 1895; appointed 
2d asst U S atty Oct 1895 and 1st 
asst U S atty Jan 1, 1905. and is now 
holding that appointment. 

DICKINSON Charles E, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 2720 Fremont av S, office 
620 4th st S. Printer. Born Feb 16, 
1850 in Philadelphia Pa, son of John 
A and Harriet (Frease) Dickinson. 
Married Oct 18, 1906 to Ida D Steiner. 
Educated in common schools and by 
private instruction. Engaged in dry 
goods business 1868-81; moved to 
Minneapolis 1882 and engaged with 
Johnson, Smith & Harrison printers; 
became member of Harrison & Smith 
Co successors and has been sec and 
treas to date. Member Masonic fra- 
ternity and I O O F. 

DICKINSON Horace I), Minneapo- 
lis. Res 22 W Grant st, office Court 
House. Born July 2 5, 1866 in Og- 
densburg St Lawrence county N Y. 
Moved to Minn with parents when an 
infant and located on farm near Has- 
tings; moved to Minneapolis 1876. 
Educated in public schools Minneapo- 
lis and graduated from U of M law 
dept 1890. Engaged in practice of 
law Minneapolis 1890-9 6; asst city 
atty Minneapolis 4 years; elected 
judge of municipal court 1900, re- 
signing to accept a seat on the bench 
of the 4th judicial dist. 

DICKSON Thomas Hunter, St Paul. 
Res 121 Cambridge av. office N P Ry 
offices. Railroad man. Born Dec 4, 
1840 in Philadelphia Pa, son of James 
Reid and Caroline Louisa (Stuart) 
Dickson. Married in 1870 Elizabeth 
M Gregory. Educated by private in- 
struction and at Honesdale Academy 
Wayne county Pa. With Pennsylvan- 
ia R R Co 1870-80; Great Northern Ry 
Co 1880-1901; Northern Pacific Ry Co 
as local freight agt St Paul 1901 to 
date. Officer in U S navy 1863-65. 
Dir Y M C A St Paul; trustee Macal- 



KIS 



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ester College 1891-1901; treas Loyal 
Legion. 4 times comnr to the Gen 
Assembly of the Presbyterian church. 

DIDRA Henry C, Waseca. Banker. 
Born March 10, 1878 in Germany, son 
of Christian and Louisa Didra. Edu- 
cated in public schools Henderson 
Minn. Engaged with Peoples Bank 
Waseca 1897 and has continued to 
date, successively as bookkeeper, asst 
cashier and cashier. City treasurer 4 
years. Member K of P. 

DIEBEL George, Milton N D. 
Office Thief River Falls. Implements 
and manufacturing. Born March 4, 
1850 in Ontario Can. Married 18 79 
to Katie Kofman. Received a com- 
mon school education. Pres Pioneer 
Sash & Door Co, wood work; and 
Cement Brick Mnfg Co of Thief River 
Falls, bricks and cement blocks; dir 
Pioneer Machine & Hardware Co of 
Milton N D. Member Masonic fra- 
ternity 3 2d degree and K of P. 
Mayor of Milton 3 years. 

DIETRICH George H, St Cloud. 
Res 341 7th av S, office 115 6th av N. 
Hides and furs. Born Oct 31, 1880 
in Hamburg N Y, son of Henry and 
Eliza (Ferderspiel) Dietrich. Married 
July 9, 1906 to Marie Heil. Educated 
in common and high schools Hamburg 
N Y. Learned tannery business; 
traveled for hides and fur dealers 
1903-06; moved to St Cloud 1906; as 
mngr for J S Smith & Co hides and 
furs Chicago. 

IHETZE John, Winona. Brewer. 
Born June 1855 in Cleveland O, son 
of Martin and A (Troost) Dletze. Re- 
ceived his education in public schools 
Cleveland O. Engaged in whol liquor 
business 1886-1903; propr Park Brew- 
ing Co 1903 to date. Member B P O 
E, Arlington and Business Men's 
clubs. 

DIGHT John Henry, Dukith. Res 

2109 E Superior st, office First Nat'l 
Bank bldg. Banker. Born in 1855 
in Ontario Can, son of E and Honoria 
(Symond) Dight. Educated in Lucon 
Ontario High School 1873. Entered 
Canadian Bank of Commerce in Can 
1873 at one of its branches; served 
in its New York office 1881-87; came 



to Duluth in 1890 and entered service 
of First Nat'l Bank. Became cashier 
in 1892. Member Commercial and 
Kitchi Gammi clubs and Masonic fra- 
ternity. 

DINE HART Clarence Christopher, 

Slayton. State treasurer. Born 
April 3, 18 77 in Chicago. IMoved 
with parents to Slayton in 1884; at- 
tended Slayton schools; Central High 
School Minneapolis, and graduated 
from U of M 1899; asst cashr State 
Bank of Slayton 1899-1902; pres vil- 
lage council until 1902; resigned to 
take law course in U of M from 
which he graduated 1905; re-entered 
banking business and was elected 
state treasurer on Republican ticket 
1906. 

DINGMAN George L, Minneapolis. 
Res 2315 Lincoln st, office 623 Henne- 
pin av. Merchant. Born Oct 10, 1853 
at Marilla N Y, son of Harry and 
Orilla (McDonald) Dingman. Educated 
in the public schools and at Aurora 
Academy, East Aurora N Y. Taught 
school in Mower county Minn 1876-80; 
farmed 1880-84; in grocery trade Min- 
neapolis 1883-92; trav salesman for 
Kelly Mercantile Co St Paul 1893; 
member state legislature 1895; in gro- 
cery trade 1895-1901; asst dairy and 
food comnr 1901-1905; in mercantile 
business 1905 to date. 

DINWOODIE AVilliani, St Paul. 
Res 771 E 7th st, office 823 E 7th st. 
Physician (R). Born Oct 1, 1854 in 
Manchester Eng, son of James and 
Mary A (Cross) Dinwoodie. Married 
Pauline Swartz. Attended Locherbie 
grammer school Scotland; matricu- 
lated at Edinburgh University; grad- 
uated from Jefferson Medical College 
Philadelphia 1877. Practiced medicine 
in Acuhsnet Mass 1877-82; in St Paul 
1882 to date. Member Minn State 
an^ Ramsey County Medical societies; 
pres Dayton's Bluff Commercial Club. 
Member Masonic fraternity and K T. 

DITTENHOFER Jacob, St Paul. 
Res 705 Summit av. office The Golden 
Rule. Merchant. Born Oct 19, 1845 
in Cleveland O, son of Samuel and 
Fannie Dittenhofer. Married June 21, 
1875 to Bettie Elsinger. Educated in 
public and high schools Cleveland. 
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mercantile firms and for self in Cleve- 
land until 1868 when he established 
the Golden Rule dept store as member 
of firm of W H Elsinger & Co; now 
sec of same; dir National German Am 
Bank and Sharood Shoe Corporation 
St Paul. Member Minnesota and Com- 
mercial clubs and B P O E. 

DITTEXHOFER Samuel W, St 

Paul. Res b^ii Summit av, office 95 E 
7th St. Merchant. Born 1877 in Cleve- 
land O, son of Jacob and Bettie (El- 
singer) Dittenhofer. Married 1905 to 
Madaline Lang. Educated in the pub- 
lic schools of St Paul; graduated from 
Shattuck Military Academy 1895. En- 
tered the employ of the Golden Rule 
1895 and became a member of the 
firm 1839 ; now v pres and gen mngr 
of same since its incorporation in 1905. 
Member Minnesota Club. 

DOBBIX James, Faribault. Rect- 
or Shattuck School. Born Jan 29, 1833 
in Salem N Y, son of Joseph and 
Martha Dobbin. Married in 1860 to 
Fannie I Leigh and in 1874 to Eliza- 
beth L Ames. Educated in Salem 
(N Y) Academy and graduated from 
Argyle (N Y) Academy 1855, after 
he was made principal of same hold- 
ing that office until 1857. Entered 
Union College 1857; graduated 1859. 
Principal Greenwich (N Y) Academy 
1861-64, when he became a student in 
the Seabury Divinity School Faribault, 
graduating in 1867. Was immediately 
appointed rector of Shattuck School, 
which appointment he still holds. Es- 
tablished preparatory department 
separate from Shattuck School for 
young boys 1901. 

DOHNEH Leomu-d J, St Paul. Res 
663 Simpson av, office 303 Court blk. 
Lawyer. Born Feb 16, 1862 Wabasha 
county Minn, son of John and Louisa 
(Kearns) Dobner. Married in 1888 to 
Eunice Allen. Educated in public 
schools; Lake City High School and 
graduated from Hamline Univ 1884. 
Studied law and admitted to bar 1886; 
member city council 1890-92 and 1900- 
1904; and Board of Education 5 years. 

DODDS George William, St Paul. 
Res 235 Arundel st, office Dispatch 
bldg. Editor. Born Aug 5, 1865 m 
Yorkshire Eng, son of John and Kate 
(Ruddock) Dodds. Educated in com- 



mon schools and by private instruc- 
tion. Married. Clerk North Eeastern 
Ry Co when 14; business dept of 
Northern Echo newspaper Darlington 
England; reportorial dept until 1888. 
Came to St Paul 1888; engaged in 
editorial work on newspapers to date; 
city editor of St Paul Dispatch 1894. 

I)OI>GE Franklin A, Le Sueur. 
Physician (R). Born Oct 11, 1862 in 
Beetown Wis, son of John and Cather- 
ine E (Perrin) Dodge. Married Dec 
31, 1890 to Alma M Poehler. Educated 
in public schools Bloomington Wis; 
Univ N Y City Medical College 1886. 
Has been engaged in the practice of 
his profession in Le Sueur to date. 
Pres Farmers State Bank; member 
American Medical Assn; Minnesota 
State, Minn Valley and Nicollet and 
Le Sueur County Medical societies. 

DODGE Fred liudreau, Minneton- 
ka Beach. Office 916 N Y Life bldg 
Minneapolis. Lawyer. Born Feb 4, 
1854 in Livingston Co N Y, son of 
James L and Mary (Budreau) Dodge. 
Married June 3, 1885 to Etta E Puring- 
ton. Educated in Temple Hill Acad- 
emy, Geneseo N Y; Fairfield Academy 
Herkimer county N Y and graduated 
from Univ of Rochester N Y 1874. 
Studied law in office of Adams & 
Strong Geneseo N Y and A M Bing- 
ham Mt Morris N Y. Admitted to the 
bar in Rochester N Y 1878. Practiced 
in Hastings Minn 1879-81. Removed 
to Minneapolis and engaged in prac- 
tice alone 1881-1900; as member of 
firm of Dodge & Weber 1900 to date. 
Member of American, Minnesota 
State and Hennepin County Bar assns. 
Member Lafayette Club. 

DODGE Willis Edward, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 1717 Stevens av, office 400 
Kasota bldg. Lawyer. Born May 11, 
1857 in Lowell Vt, son of William 
Baxter and Harriet (Baldwin) Dodge. 
Married Mar 27, 1882 to Hattie M 
Crist of Vinton la. Educated in the 
public schools of Vermont and St 
Johnsbury (Vt) Academy. Studied 
law Barton Vt 1879-80. Admitted to 
bar 1880. Moved to Fargo N D 1880, 
thence to Jamestown N D as atty for 
Northern Pacific Ry until 1887; same 
for St P M & M Ry 1887-92. Moved- 
to Minneapolis as atty for G N Ry; 



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atty for Minneapolis Trust Co; gen 
atty for Great Northern Ry at St Paul 
1900-1904. Member N Dak State Sen- 
ate 1886-87; corp counsel Jamestown 
N D 8 years. Member Minneapolis 
Club. 

DOHM Charles L, St Paul. 
Res 309 S Exchange st, office Medical 
blk. Physician (R). Born March 29, 
1875 in St Paul, son of Frederick W 
and Rose (Muggley) Dohm. Gradu- 
ated from St Paul High School 1891; 
from medical dept U of M 1895. Re- 
porter on St Paul Globe; police sur- 
geon; dep coroner 1895-97. Member 
Minnesota State, Mississippi Valley, 
American Medical societies; supreme 
medical examiner Bohemian Workmen 
of the U S. 

DOLAN Francis M, St Paul. Res 
639 Carroll st, office 408 Globe bldg. 
Landscape architect. Born 1864 in 
Glencoe Minn, son of Patrick and Ann 
(Gallagher) Dolan. Married 1893 to 
Eva Kane. Graduate of St Francis 
College Milwaukee. Actively engaged 
in the making of plans, laying out 
landscapes, decorations of parks, pub- 
lic and private grounds 1883 to date. 
Landscape gardener for C St P M & O 
Ry. Especially active during the past 
15 years in arousing public interest 
in civic improvements. 

DOLS John, Chaska. Furniture. 
Born Sept 5, 1854 in Limberg Holland, 
son of Lambert and Annie (Feudretch- 
en) Dols. Married May 7, 1878 to 
Elizabeth Van Sloun. Educated in 
public schools of Minnesota. Came 
to Carver county 1862 and engaged in 
carpentry trade until 1874; entered 
the furniture business in partnership 
with Martin Van Sloun and continued 
2 years; now in business alone. City 
alderman 4 years. 

DONAHOWER Fred A, St Peter. 
Banker. Born Sept 30, 1830 in Chester 
county Pa, son of Jacob and Catherine 
(Fritz) Donahower. Married in 1860 
to Ellen Wagner. Educated in public 
schools Reading Pa. First engaged as 
salesman in Reading until 1852; in 
Indianapolis 1852-53; employed as tel- 
ler and cashier in private bank St 
Paul 1853-57; conducted private bank 
St Peter under firm name of Edgerton 
& Donahower 1857-71; when the First 



Nat'l Bank was organized of which 
he has been pres to date. Member 
city council, Board of Education; 
county commissioner. 

DONAHUE Jeremiah I, St Cloud. 
Lawyer. Born July 31, 1864 Fillmore 
county Minn, son of Jeremiah I and 
Jane (Donovan) Donahue. Married 
Aug 2, 1904 to Edith P Howes. Edu- 
cated in common schools Fillmore 
county; graduated U of M 1884; 
special in chemical division U S agri- 
cultural dept Washington D C 1884- 
86; returned to U of M and took de- 
gree B A 1887; in pension bureau, 
Washington D C 1887-88; engaged in 
patent pension and land business St 
Cloud 1889 to date. City justice 1904 
to date; member city council St Cloud 
1893-96; member school board 1893-95. 
Member B P O E. 

DONALD Alexander, St Paul. Res 
821 Fairmont av, office Endicott Ar- 
cade. Physician. Born March 17, 
1848 in Hamilton 111, son of William 
and Anna (Wright) Donald. Attended 
public schools in Hamilton and Nor- 
mal from 1865-67. M D degree from 
Hahnemann Medical College Chicago 
1878. Taught school and was life 
ins agt before beginning the prac- 
tice of medicine; practiced first in 
Chicago and in Stillwater 1880-87; has 
been engaged in practice of medicine 
in St Paul 1887 to date. 

DONNELLAN Christopher, Still- 
water. Res 1209 S 3d st, office 102 N 
Main. Telephone mngr. Born May 
13, 1865 in Monroe Wis, son of Chris- 
topher and Julia (Kelly) Donnellan. 
Married July 24, 1904 to Carrie Kra- 
mer. Educated in Chicago public 
schools. First employed by Marshall 
P^eld & Co Chicago; for many years 
with U S Express Co, until 1897; 
moved to St Paul and entered employ 
of N W Telephone Co, becoming chief 
elk; mngr of Stillwater office of same, 
1904 to date. 

DONNELLY STANISLAUS J, St 

Paul. Res 808 Laurel av, office 424 
Globe bldg. Lawyer. Born Aug 1861 
in Nininger Dakota county Minn, son 
of Ignatius and Catherine (McCaffery) 
Donnelly. Married Nov 3, 1887 to Jen- 
nie M O'Brien. Educated in the com- 
mon schools of Hastings Minn; St 



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Ill 



John's College Minn; studied law; ad- 
mitted to bar 1885; practiced alone 
1885-87; appointed clerk of judiciary 
committee of House of Representa- 
tives 1887; asst to attorney-general 
1887-91; appointed clerk of judiciary 
committee of the Senate 1891; prac- 
ticed law as Butler & Donnelly 1891- 
93; asst county attorney 1893-97; Dick- 
son & Donnelly 1897-99; Cannon & 
Donnelly 1899-1901; alone 1901-1902; 
O'Brien, Donnelly & Haggard 1902 to 
date. Member of Battery A, Light Ar- 
tillery M N G 1885-88; Junior Pioneers 
and Knights of Columbus. 

DONOHUE John R, St Paul. Res 
892 Dayton av, office 610 Pioneer Press 
bldg. Lawyer. Born Sept 19. 1868 in 
Watertown Wis, son of Patrick and 
Mary (Cunningham) Donohue. Was 
educated in the public schools and Nor- 
thern Illinois Normal School and in 
the U of M. Remained on the farm 
with his parents until he was 17 years 
old, then taught school and worked at 
various ocupations until 1894; was 
county attorney for Itasca county 
Minn 1900-01 being the only Democrat 
ever elected to this office in that 
county. Has been U S jury commis- 
sioner since March 1902. Is v ])res of 
the American Canadian Land Co; Minn 
and Western Land Co; Chippewa 
Farm Land Co. 

DOOLITTLE Archibald Alexaiulcr, 

St Paul. Res 781 Goodrich av, office 
139 Endicott bldg. Insurance. Born 
Nov 17, 1854 in Troy Pa, son of Henry 
L and Sophia (Paddock) Doolittle. 
Married March 9, 1886 to Harriet D 
Fairchild. Educated in the public 
school of Phelps N Y and Red Creek 
(NY) Seminary. On the death of his 
father in 1871 took position in a seed 
store in Geneva N Y; removed to St 
Paul in May 1873 and was employed 
by L B Wait seeds; R Marvin & Son 
and Craig, Larkin & Smith whol 
china; trav salesman for the latter 
firm 1877-82, when he removed to 
Jamestown N D, where he bought the 
Dakota House; destroyed by Are 1883 
but rebuilt; returned to St Paul in 
1886; formed partnership with W G 
Strickland Jan 1, 1897 and engaged in 
the loan and real estate business; now 
representing 12 of the largest English 
and American companies. Member of 
the Minnesota and Commercial clubs. 



DOOLITTLE Guy W, Owatonna. 
Real estate, loans and fire insurance. 
Born July 31, 1874 in Steele county 
Minn, son of Joseph W and Susan 
(Beaumont) Doolittle. Married in 
1899 to Agnes M Morton. Educated 
in public schools and Pillsbury Acad- 
emy Owatonna. Engaged with J W 
Rowland in real est and ins business 
1895 to date. Member K of P and 
Modern Samaritans. 

DORAN Frank H, St Paul. Res 
201 E Congress, office 73 W 4th. Fuel. 
Born May 1, 1839 in Illinois, son of 
Solomon and Mercy (Wilson) Doran. 
Married 1865 to Electa Gilbert. Edu- 
cated in public schools and Clark Sem- 
inary Aurora 111. Engaged in railroad 
office and in teaching school until 
1861; served in Civil War in 52d III 
Inf 1861-62; prisoner of war 1862-65; 
engaged in farming in Illinois until 
1881 ; moved to St Paul and engaged 
in fuel business to date. Mayor St 
Paul 1896-98. 

DORSEV AVillianj A, St Paul. Res 
459 Portland av, office cor 5th and 
Broadway. Merchant. Born April 6, 
1865 in Philadelphia Pa, son of Robert 
A and Annie (Crawford) Dorsey. Mar- 
ried 1894 to Grace M Weston. Educat- 
ed in St Paul public schools. With 
Gordon & Ferguson 1881-86; McKibbin 
& Co 1686-89; member McKibbin, Dris- 
coll & Dorsey, wholesale hats, gloves, 
furs, etc, St Paul 1889 to date. Mem- 
ber Commercial Club St Paul. 

DOSLANI) Christian G, Moor head. 
Lawyer. Born Oct 14, 1872 in Clin- 
ton county la, son of George and 
Bertha (Christenson) Dosland. Mar- 
ried Sept 11, 1901 to Anna Lobben. 
Educated in common schools; Will- 
mar Seminary; graduated from 
Northern Indiana Normal School law 
dept 1895; scientific dept B S 1896; 
law dept U of M, LL B 189 8. En- 
gaged in practice of law in Moorhead 
189 8-1906; as member of firm of Nye 
& Dosland 19 06 to date. County 
atty Clay county 1907; member A O 
U W; M W A and Royal Arcanum. 

DOTY Daniel AV, St Paul. Res 
1708 Marshall av. office 214 N Y Life 
bldg. Lawyer. Born Oct 25, 1860 in 
Pennsylvania, son of Nathaniel and 
Tabitha (White) Doty. Married 1886 



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to Helen Smith. Educated in Soldiers' 
Orphan School Pa and State Normal 
School Ind; studied law in Crawfords- 
ville Ind 1881-83; city attorney Craw- 
fordsville 1884-86; moved to St Paul 
1886 and has engaged in practice to 
date. 

DOTY Parti, St Paul. Res 28 6 
Laurel av, office 6th and Jackson sts. 
Gas and electricity. Born in New Jer- 
sey, son of W H H and Anna (Lange- 
vin) Doty. Married Theodosia Stiles, 
daughter of Gen I N Stiles of Chicago. 
Graduated Steven's Institute of Tech- 
nology Hoboken N J, M E 1888; A S 
ME; AIEE; AAAS. Engaged 
with United Gas Improvement Co 
Philadelphia, Jersey City, Paterson N 
J and other companies 1888-95; v pres 
and gen mngr Consolidated Gas Co of 
N J, Long Branch 1895-98; sec and 
gen mngr Grand Rapids (Mich) Gas 
Light Co 1898-1901; sec and gen mngr 
Detroit (Mich) City Gas Co 1901-1903; 

V pres and gen mngr Denver (Colo) 
Gas & Electric Co 1903-1904; v pres 
and gen mngr St Paul Gas Light Co 
1904 to date; pres Union Light, Heat 
and Power Co Fargo N D 1905 to date; 

V pres Edison Electric Light & Power 
Co; dir of Denver Gas & Electric Co. 
Member of Minnesota, Commercial, 
Town and Country clubs; Society of 
Colonial Wars; dep gov gen Society 
of Mayflower Descendants; vice-chair- 
man International Jury of Awards 
Louisana Purchase Exhibition St Louis 
Mo 1904; pres Michigan Gas Associa- 
tion 1902; Wisconsin Gas Assn 1906. 

BOUGHT AVarien AV, Fergus Falls. 
Physician and surgeon (H). Born 
Mar 4, 1862 in Northfield Minn, son of 
Henry and Mary (Hutchinson) Dought. 
Educated in high school Owatonna 
Minn ; Hamline Univ St Paul and U of 
M medical dept. Has been engaged in 
practice of his profession in Fergus 
Falls 1892 to date. Member Park 
Region Med Society; Knights of Pyth- 
ias. 

DOUGLAS AVallace 15, St Paul. Res 
2245 Knapp st, office N Y Life bldg. 
Lawyer. Born Sept 21, 1852 in Ley- 
den Lewis county N Y, son of Asahel 
M and Alma E (Miller) Douglas. At- 
tended district school at Leyden N Y; 
district and high school Momence 111; 
Cazenovia Seminary Cazenovia N Y; 



graduated from law dept of the Univ 
of Mich after taking a 2 years' course. 
Began practice in June 1875; was at- 
torney of Moorhead Minn for 5 years; 
county atty Clay county for 6 years; 
member of the Board of Education of 
Moorehead for 13 years; atty gen of 
Minn 1899-1904; associate justice of 
the supreme court of Minn 1904-1905. 
Now engaged in gen practice and is 
associated with Franklin H Griggs as 
Douglas & Griggs. 

DOAV Louis E, St Paul. Res 957 
Selby av, office 336-340 Minnesota. 
Printer and stationer. Born Feb 8, 
1877 in St Paul, son of John B and 
Elizabeth M Dow. Married June 28, 
1903 to Minette P Kolb. Educated in 
public and high schools St Paul. 
Engaged in St Paul branch of 
American Type Foundry Co from 1892 
and represented same here after 
branch has been discontinued until 
1898; served in Philippines in 13th 
Minn Regt 1898-1900; returned to St 
Paul and established firm of Harmon 
& Dow printers; incorporated as L F 
Dow & Co 1904 printers, office supplies 
and stationery. 

DOAADALL Augu.stus S, Minne- 
apolis. Res 632 Elwood av, office 654 
Temple Court. Lawyer. Born Nov 23, 
1858 in Merrickville Ont, son of Pat- 
rick S and Margaret (Oliver) Dowdall. 
Married April 1882 to Elizabeth C At- 
kinson. Educated in public schools 
Merrickville Ont and by private tui- 
tion. First engaged with Grand Trunk 
Ry System; moved to St Paul 1880 as 
private sec to Geo K Barnes G P A, N 
P Ry; gen agt St Paul & Manitoba Ry 
at Moorhead 1880-83; moved to Min- 
neapolis and engaged with M St P & 
S S Ry; engaged in mercantile busi- 
ness 1884-laOO. Entered law dept U 
of M 1900; graduated 1904 and has 
since been engaged in practice of law. 
Member Knights of Pythias. 

DOAAER AVilliani, Wadena. Hard- 
ware merchant. Born May 23, 18 60 
in Mich, son of Sampson and Mary 
Ann (Gilbert) Dower. Married Dec 
2 5, 1889 to Jessie Boyd. Educated 
in public schools of Daluth. Moved 
to Wadena 1875 and engaged in 
farming and lumbering until 1895; 
served as county treas 189 5-190 5; 
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Hardware Co and has been engaged 
in that business 190 5 to date. Mem- 
ber Dower Lumber Co. Member 
Minn House of Representatives ses- 
sion 1907-1909: Masonic fraternity 
3 2d degree, Shrine and I O O F. 

DOWLIXG Michael Jolui, Olivia. 
Banker. Born Feb 17. 1866 in Hunt- 
ington Mass. son of John Jerome and 
Honora (Barry) Dowling. Married Oct 
2. 1895 to Jennie L Bowdich. Edu- 
cated in public schools and Carleton 
College. Prin of schools East Granite 
Falls and xxenville Minn 7 years; 
founded and published Renville Star 
Farmer: pres of Renville State Bank: 
moved to Olivia and is now pres of 
Olivia State Bank. Chief elk, member 
and later speaker of Minn House of 
Representatives 1900-1901: sec Nation- 
al Republican League 1895-97: repre- 
sented governor on special mission in 
regard to public school system in Phil- 
ippine Islands 1900. Member B P O E. 

DOWNEY Frank E, St Paul. Reg 
759 Aurora av, office 611 N Y Life 
bldg. Lawyer. Born March 29, 1872 
in Wisconsin, son of Geo H and Mary 
(Austin) Downey. Educated in Wau- 
pon (Wis) High School and graduated 
from law dept of U of M, LL B 1900 
Engaged in practice alone 1901-1904; 
of Stevens, Stevens & Downey 1904: 
Stevens, Drill, Downey & Drill 1904 tc 
date. Member Commercial Club; I O 
O F. 

DOWNS Hertram B, St Paul. Res 
1925 Marshall av, office 316 Robert st. 
Merchant. Born April 26, 1866 at 
Warren O, son of Wilson and Eliza- 
beth (Hardman) Downs. Pres St Paul 
Electric Co electrical supplies 1901 to 
date. 



DOYLE Milo Hayden, Belle Plaine. 
Dentist. Born in 1880 in Renville 
county Minn, son of Samuel H and 
May J (Christie) Doyle. Educated in 
district school Renville county Minn; 
grammar and high schools Bellingham; 
graduated from dental dept U of M, 
D D S 1905. From graduation has 
been engaged in active practice of his 
profession in Belle Plaine to date. 
Member I O O F. 

DRAKE Abiam Prescott, St Paul. 
Res 952 Hague av, office 647 Endicott 
bldg. Real estate and loans. Born 
Oct 23, 1864 in Meredith N H, son of 
Demeritt N and Mary A (Sanborn) 
Drake. Married May 17, 1906 to Mol- 
lie J Thori. Educated in public schools 
Bristol N H; graduated from New 
Hampshire commercial college 1882; 
engaged in contracting 4 years; re- 
moved to St Paul Nov 1886 and was 
employed by the C St P M & O Ry Co 
until 1903; since in real estate and 
loan business under the firm name of 
A P Drake Land Co. 

DRAKE Hairy Trevor, St Paul. 
Jrtes 435 Portland av, office 201 Drake 
blk. Insurance. Born Oct 27, 1857 in 
Xenia O, son of Hon Elias Franklin 
and Caroline Matilda (McClurg) Drake. 
Graduated at St Paul High School and 
afterwards attended the Univ of Roch- 
ester N Y. Engaged in business in 
1882 and is now pres Nat Live Stock 
Ins Co; Franklin Investment Co; 
Drake Co; Clovis Fruit Co; dir St 
Paul Fire and Marine Ins Co and sec 
and treas Drake Realty Co. Is largely 
interested in fruit ranches in Fresno 
Cal and the shipment of green fruit to 
the Bast. Member Minnesota, and 
White Bear Yacht clubs. 



DOWNS Harry T, Minneapolis 
Res 4216 Upton av S, office 811 N Y 
Life bldg. Architect. Born March 
16, 18 68 in St Peter Minn, son of 
Thomas and Margaret A (Elliott). 
Married 1892 to Josephine M Cole. 
Educated in the common schools St 
Peter: high school Minneapolis: em- 
ployed with Long & Kees architects 
1889-94; then practiced alone 1894- 
1903 when he established firm of 
Downs & Eads which has continued 
to date. Member Masonic fraternity. 
8 



DRAPER Frank E, St Paul. Res 

227 Dayton av, office 513 Great North- 
ern Ry bldg. Railway official. Was 
born Mar 14, 1857 in Jackson O, son of 
William C and Harriet (Cavett) Dra- 
per. Educated in common and high 
schools of Portsmouth O. Began his 
career on leaving school in 1874 handl- 
ing freight; moved to the W^est in 1878 
and engaged in the grain business in 
Atchison Kan for 2 years; connected 
with Kansas City, Fort Scott and Mem- 
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care of private real estate interests; 
became connected witli the Great Nor- 
thern Ry in 18S9 and is now the audi- 
tor of that system. 

DREGER John William, Minneap- 
olis. Res 1123 N 6th st, office Court 
House. Public official. Born Mar 23, 
1846 Bergholz, Niagara county N Y, son 
of John William and Louisa (Reeck) 
Dreger. Married May 4, 1887 to Ot- 
tilie E Eichhorn. Attended German 
Lutheran parochial school and com- 
mon school in St Johnsburg N Y ; Mar- 
tin Luther College Buffalo N Y 1860- 
63. In lumber business at Emmetts- 
burg la and St James Minn. Pres 
State Board Arbitration and Concilia- 
tion 1901; sheriff Hennepin county 
1902 to date. Appointed by the gover- 
nor as member of the National Prison 
Assn for the last 5 years ; pres of Min- 
nesota and Interstate Sheriff's Assn. 
Member St Paul-Minneapolis German 
Society; German Gymnastic Assn of 
Minn; Liederkranz Singing Society. 

DRESSER Hermon L, Duluth. Res 
16 S 19th av E, office Wolvin bidg. 
Railway official. Born Jan 24, 1851 in 
Granger, Allegany county N Y, son of 
Joel and Belinda A (Button) Dresser. 
Married Oct 23, 1872 to Phoebe 
Rhoades. Educated in the common 
schools of Granger N Y and Angelica 
Academy Angelica N Y. Reared on a 
farm until 25. First engaged as rod- 
man in engineering dept of railroad in 
southern la and Missouri; qualified as 
an eng 1882; in charge of construction 
work on C G W Ry 1886-87; on Iowa 
Central 1889-90; on Duluth & Winni- 
peg Ry 1890-92; asst chief eng D M & 
N Ry 1892-99; chief eng of same 1899 
to date. Member Commercial and 
Yacht clubs; Knights Templar and 
Shrine. 

DREW Arthur Z, St Paul. Res 

1647 Hewitt av, office 737 N Snelling 
av. Educator and banker. Born Sept 
28, 1860 in Thorntons Ferry N H, son 
of George and Eliza B (Jones) Drew. 
Married 1887 to Josephine M Stowers. 
Attended public schools of Thorntons 
Perry N H; McGaw Normal Institute 
Reeds Ferry N H; Hamline Univ St 
Paul; graduated 1886; A M 1889. Es- 
tablished Bank of Hamline 1892 ; First 
Bank of Grantsburg Wis 1896; Midway 
Bank St Paul 1904; of all of which he 



is pres; pres of State Bank of St Paul 
1906; V pres Citizens Savings Bank 
1906. 

DREW Charles 31, Minneapolis. 
Res 1406 7th av N, office 511 New 
York Life bldg. Lawyer. Born April 
26, 1868 in St Johnsbury Vt, son of 
Holman R and Eliza A (Hicks) Drew. 
Graduated from Minneapolis High 
School 1887; Wesleyan Univ Ph D 
1892; U of M, LL B' 1894. Has prac- 
ticed law in Minneapolis 1894 to date. 
Member Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Nu 
Theta and Phi Delta Phi college fra- 
ternities; Commercial, Lafayette and 
Roosevelt clubs; Eclectic Fraternity 
of Wesleyan Univ; Masonic order. 

DREW Charles Waylaiul, Minne- 
apolis. Res 2012 Bryant av S, office 
416 Century bldg. Analytical chemist. 
Born Jan 18, 1858 in Burlington Vt, 
son of Homer C and Lorinda (Roby) 
Drew. Married Sept 18, 1884 to Anna 
Reed Kellogg. Educated in public 
schools. Burlington and Univ of Vt, 
graduating Ph B 1877; took special 
course of study in laboratory work for 
18 months and returned to Univ of Vt, 
taking medical degree 1880. Practiced 
1 year in B'rattleboro Vt and then 
moved to Minn. Appointed prof of 
chemistry Minn Hospital College; re- 
mained 7 years; appointed city physi- 
cian Minneapolis 1883; state chemist 
to dairy and food dept 1886-92; estab- 
lished Minn Inst of Pharmacy 1886; 
appointed chemist to city of Minneapo- 
lis 1895. Member American Medical 
Assn; Minnesota State and Hennepin 
County Medical societies; American 
Chemical Society; Masonic fraternity 
and Shrine. 

DREW John Graham, St Paul. Res 
720 Goodrich av, office Great Northern 
Ry bldg. Railroad man. Born Feb 12, 
1864 in Hammondsport N Y, son of J 
M and Hannah (Graham) Drew. Mar- 
ried March 19, 1890 to Ella Bender. 
Educated in public schools of St Jo- 
seph Mo. Telegraph operator, station 
agt, chf elk to auditor, to supt and to 
gen mngr 1881-92; in service of St 
Joseph & Grand Island Ry Co 1881-99; 
auditor 1892 to June 1, 1899; asst 
comptroller Great Northern Ry 1899- 
1902; comptroller 1902 to date. Mem- 
ber Masonic order; Minnesota Club St 
Paul. 



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DRILL Franklin, St Paul. Res 

153 Nina av, office 610-611 N Y Life 
bldg. Lawyer. Born Oct 19, 1875 in 
Todd county Minn, son of C W and S 
Ellen (Sheets) Drill. Educated in the 
high school course at Long Prairie 
Minn; acadamic Hamline Univ St 
Paul; graduating 1901; professional 
Georgetown Univ Washington D C, LL 
B 1905. Member of Stevens, Drill, 
Downey & Drill lawyers 1905 to date. 
Bacnelor of Philosophy. Member St 
Paul Commercial Club. 

DRILL Lewis L, St Paul. Res 153 
Nina av, office 610-ijil N Y Life bldg. 
Lawyer. Born May 9, 1877 in Brower- 
ville Minn, son of Charles W and Sa- 
phrona Ellen (Sheets) Drill. Educated 
in public schools Browerville; Long 
Prairie High School Minn; Hamline 
Univ St Paul 3 years' course; 3 years' 
course in law Georgetown Univ Wash- 
ington D C. Member Stevens, Drill, 
Downey & Drill lawyers St Paul. Mem- 
ber Commercial Club St Paul; Masonic 
fraternity. 

DRISCOLL Aithui' Hiown, St Paul. 
Res 312 Sulmmit av, office 5th and 
Broadway sts. Merchant. Born in St 
Paul Nov 22, 1862, son of Frederick 
and Anna L (Brown) Driscoll. Mar- 
ried Helen E Gotzian 1885. Educated 
in Jefferson School and Fogg's Private 
School St Paul and Hopkins Grammar 
school New Haven Conn. Entered a 
mercantile career in 1883 in the em- 
ploy of Auerbach, Finch & Culbertson 
as elk in carpet dept; following year 
was employed by the Pioneer Press in 
the paper and stationery dept; in Jan 
became a partner in the firm of Mc 
Kibbin & Co, which was succeeded in 
1901 by the present firm of McKibbin, 
Driscoll & Dorsey mnfrs and jobbers 
of hats, gloves, furs and sheep lined 
coats; dir C Gotzian & Co mnfrs of 
boots and shoes. Member Commercial 
and Town and Country clubs St Paul; 
Board of Governors of the Minnesota 
Club; pres Y M C A since 1898; St 
Paul Credit Men's Assn; White Bear 
Yacht Club. 

DRISCOLL AValter John, St Paul. 
Res 645 Goodrich av, office Dispatch 
bldg. Newspaper man. Born May 14, 
1868 in St Paul, son of Frederick and 
Anna L (Brown) Driscoll. Married 
March 22, 1898 to Harriet F Bridges. 



Educated in the public schools of St 
Paul and Hopkins Grammar School 
New Haven Conn. Errand boy Pio- 
neer Press Co St Paul 1884-86; assL 
paying teller Merchants Nat'l Bank 
1886-87; local car accountant Minn & 
N W Ry 1867-88; bkpr South Dakota 
Newspaper Union Aberdeen S D 1888- 
89; supt Pioneer Press bldg 1889-92; 
sec Pioneer Press Co 1892-99; supt 
mnfrg depts 1899-1905; sec and busi- 
ness mngr Dispatch Printing Co St 
Paul 1905 to date. Member St Paul 
Business Men's League; Commercial 
and White Bear Yacht clubs; Minne- 
sota Club; Junior Pioneers. 

DUCLOS J A, Henderson. Phy- 
sician and surgeon (R). Born Mar 17, 
1872 in Montreal Can, son of Alfred 
and Celina (Fournier) Duclos. Gradu- 
ated from Maryville Seminary 1893; 
from medical dept Laval Univ Mon- 
treal, degrees of B A and B S; M D 
i<<98. Practiced in Montreal 1899; 
moved to Henderson Minn 1900 where 
he has been engaged in his profession 
to date. Member Masonic fraternity. 

DUFFY John Aithur, Red Lake 
Falls. Banker. Born in 1862 in 
White Plains N Y, son of John and 
Mary (Tynen) Duffy. Married Nov 
2 2, 18 89 to Nate J Egan. Educated 
in the common schools of Ohio. First 
engaged as operator on St P M & M 
R R at Ada Minn 18 82 and at various 
points on same line; at Larimer N D 
18 85; agt at Hallock Minn 1886; 
Glyndon Minn 1887; Red Lake Falls 
1887-99; has been cashr of Mer- 
chants State Bank of Red Lake Falls 
189 9 to date. Mayor of Red Lake 
Falls; member Minn State Bankers 
Assn; M W A and Catholic Foresters. 

DUFFY AVilliam F, Shakoi*ee. 
Publisher. Born Dec 28, 1868 in Eagle 
Creek Minn, son of Timothy J and 
Caroline (dtemmer) Duffy. Married 
Oct 16, 1901 to Miss Anna L McGrade. 
Educated in country schools Eagle 
Creek; high school Shakopee; Sauk 
Center College. Taught school 9 years 
after graduation; read law 1891-93; 
trav salesman several years; mngr 
and editor Scott County Argus 1902 to 
date; alderman 1904; pres school 
Board 1906; elected elk of court Scott 
county 1906. Member State Editorial 
Assn. 



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DULANY George AVilliani Jr, 

Minneapolis. Res 1801 Mount Curve 
av, office 511 Lumber Exchange. Lum- 
berman. Born July 11, 1877 in Port 
Scott Kan, son of G W and Fannie 
(Williams) Dulany. Married Aug 27. 
1901 to Katiierine M McDonnell. At- 
tended public school Hannibal Mo; 
Missouri Military Academy Mexico 
ivio; Phillips Academy Andover -^ass; 
\ale Univ, graduating Ph B 1898. Con- 
nected with lumber trade from boy- 
hood; V pres and treas Eclipse Lum- 
ber Co retail Minneapolis 1902 to date; 
V pres and treas Merry Lumber Co 
whol lumber and shingles 1902 to date; 
2d V pres Leech Lake & Nor Ry Co. 
Served in Spanish-American War in 
U S navy; now 2d lieut Battery B 1st 
Artillery M N G. Member Chi Phi 
college fraternity; Sons of American 
Revolution; Masonic order and Shrine; 
Commercial, Minikahda, Lafayette and 
Roosevelt clubs Minneapolis. 



DUNCAN Charles A, Duluth. Res 
131 W 3d, office .508 Lyceum bldg. 
Born Dec 25, 1858 in Livingston 
county Michigan, son of David A and 
Julia (Stoner) Duncan. Married Oct 
27, 1880 to Ina F Rose. Educated in 
common and high schools of Sagina-; 
Mich. First engaged as elk and dep- 
uty in city treas office Saginaw 1875- 
80; removed to Duluth and entered 
firm of Duncan, Gamble & Co as a 
partner, engaging in logging and gen- 
eral lumber business, later being 
known as Duncan, Brewer & Co. As- 
sisted in the organization of Great 
Northern Power Co. Sec and treas 
Duncan, Brewer Lumber Co Inc; pres 
and dir Great Northern Power Co; 

V pres, dir and treas North Butte Min- 
ing Co; dir American Exchange Bank; 

V pres, treas and dir Green Cananea 
Mining Co. Member Kitchi Gammi, 
Commercial, Northland Country, Boat 
and Yacht clubs. 



DUMAS Delbert F, Cass Lake. 
Physician (R) and surgeon. Born 
April 4, 18 79 in Waterville Minn, 
son of Frederick and Julia (Lussier) 
Dumas. Educated in College of 
Physicians and Surgeons Chicago; 
medical dept U of M; post-graduate 
course of Policlinic of Chicago; house 
physician City Hospital Minneapolis 
1902-1903. Practiced in Albert Lea 
1903-1904; in Minneapolis 1904- 
1906; in Foley until March 1907; in 
Cass Lake to date. Coroner Benton 
county 1906 to March 1907; mem- 
ber Am, State, Minneapolis and Free- 
born County Medical societies; B P O 
E. 

DUIVIAS Dominique, Superior Wis, 
Office Deer River Minn. Manufactur- 
er. Born Aug 1, 1848 in Canada, son 
of Abraham and Apoline (Tierno) Du- 
mas. Twice married: 1866 to Disanna 
Ducett; 1896 to Annie P Hanson. En- 
gaged in farming and fishing in Cana- 
da; contr in clearing lands and log- 
ging in Wisconsin 6 years; in gen mer- 
chandise business Canada until 1890; 
moved to Duluth and engaged in lum- 
ber business; moved to Deer River in 
same business; formed Dumas-Backus 
Lumber Co 1904, of which he has been 
pres to date. 



DUNCAN AYllliam T, Fergus Falls. 
Res 313 Cascade st N, office Manhat- 
tan bldg. Physician and surgean (R). 
Born Jan 6, 1856 in Granby Can, son 
of John and Caroline (Holdeu) Dun- 
can. Married July 24, 1886 to Eva G 
Herrick. Educated in Granby (Can) 
Academy and graduated from McGill 
Univ medical dept 1882; house surgeon 
Montreal General Hospital until 1883. 
Moved to Minn 1883; coroner of Otter 
Tail county 1886-98; pres Board of 
Pension Examiners 1886 to date; local 
surgeon N P Ry 1885 to date; v pres 
Duncan Hair Tonic Co established 
1884. Alderman 1886-88; chairman 
Democratic County Committee 1888- 
92. Member Minnesota State and 
Park Region Medical societies; Mason- 
ic fraternity ; K T and K of P. 

DUNN Howard H, Albert Lea. Law- 
yer. Born Oct 29, 1867 in Jackson 
Minn, son of James W and Elizabeth 
M (Seely) Dunn. Married 1894 to Eva 
Nicholas. Educated in public 5ch<i(;l&; 
studied in law office; admitted to bar 
1890. Practiced law in Jackson and 
Fairmont and moved to Albert Lea 
1899 and has practiced to date; now 
being member of law firm Lovely & 
Dunn. Member State Senate 1897-99; 
mayor Albert Lea 1900-1902. Member 
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DUNN Robert Campbell, Princeton. 
Pnblisher. Born Feb 14, 1855 in 
County Tyrone Ireland, son of Robert 
and Jane (Campbell) Dunn. Married 
Feb 14, 1887 to Lydia McKenzie. Ed- 
ucated in national schools Ireland. 
Came to U S 1870 and learned prin- 
ter's trade in St Louis Mo; established 
Princeton (Minn) Union 1876 and still 
publishes same. Town elk Princeton 
1878-89; county atty 1884-88; member 
legislature 1889 and 1893; state audi- 
tor 1894-1902; Republican nominee for 
governor 1904; defeated. 

DUNN Wiiislow AV' hitman, St Paul. 
Res 1007 Flandrau st, office 681 E Min- 
nehaha St. Lawyer. Born Aug 7, 1862. 
in Washington county Minn, son of 
Lucius C and Arabella Whitman 
(Dean) Dunn. Educated in public 
schools of Ramsey county Minn. 
Taught school 5 years in Ramsey 
county. Dir in East St Paul State 
Bank. Elected 3 terms to Minn House 
of Representatives and 1 term to Sen- 
ate. Member Junior Pioneers Assn; 
East Side and Dayton's Bluff Commer- 
cial clubs; Lincoln Republican Club 
St Paul. 

DUNNAA'AN George H, St Paul. 
Res 670 Laurel av, office 83 E 3d st. 
Merchant. Born Jan 8, 1863 in Ind, 
son of George W and Margaret (Hath- 
away) Dunnavan. Married Nov 23, 
1886 to Kate McCuin. Educated in 
Fremont Indiana High School; gradu- 
ated 1881. Started in furniture busi- 
ness 1883; sold out in 1888; engaged 
as bkpr for Hoxsie & Jagger 1888-95; 
succeeded .John B Hoxsie in whol fruit 
and produce business. Member St 
Paul Board of Trade; treas St Paul 
Produce Exchange. 



state public schools, Hospital for In- 
sane at Fergus Falls and the Reform 
School at Red Wing, besides many 
private buildings. 

DUNNINC; Arthur W, St Pan!. Res 
807 Ashland av, office 582 Endicott 
Arcade. Physician (R). Born Feb 12, 
1860 in Fond du lac Wis, son of Orson 
B and Dalmatia A (Sturtevant) Dun- 
ning. Educated in public schools of 
Fond du Lac Wis; Fond du Lac Com- 
mercial College 1881-82; College of 
Physicians and Surgeons Chicago 
1885; Johns Hopkins Baltimore Md 
1900; Harvard Medical School 1902. 
Instructor in neurology U of M. Mem- 
ber of Wis Nat Guard 1882-85. Ap- 
pointed chairman City Playground 
Commission of St Paul by the mayor 
1905-96. Member Ramsey County Med- 
ical Society; Minnesota State Medical 
Society; American Medical Assn; 
Minnesota Academy of Medicine and 
St Paul Commercial Club. 

DUNWOODY William Hood, ]\Iin- 
neapolis. Res 52 S 10th st. Flour 
miller. Born March 14, 1841 in Ches- 
ter county Pa, son of James and Han- 
nah (Hood) Dunwoody. Raised on 
farm. Began his business career with 
uncle in grain and flour business; en- 
gaged in same for self under firm name 
of Dunwoody & Robertson 1860-69; en- 
gaged in flour business representing 
eastern houses in Minneapolis 1869; 
member Tiffany, Dunwoody & Co and 
H Darrow & Co 1871; organized Min- 
neapolis Millers' Assn; an organizer of 
and now v pres of the Washburn-Cros- 
by Co; pres N W National Bank; 
member Minneapolis and New York 
Chambers of Commerce. Member 
Minneapolis Club; Metropolitan Club 
N Y; Minnesota Club St Paul. 



DUNNELL Warner B, Minneaiioli;;. 
Res 2408 Aldrich av S, office Security 
Bank bldg. Architect. Born Aug 23, 
1851 in Norway Me, son of Mark H 
and Sarah A Dunnell. Married March 
14, 1S92 to I A Ogden. Educated in 
Mass Institute of Technology Boston 
and School of Fine Arts Paris France. 
Supt of construction of govt buildings 
for some years prior to 1880, wiien he 
engaged in practice of his profession 
in Minneapolis. Among his notablf^ 
buildings are the State Soldiers' Home, 



DURKEE George M, Minneapolis. 
Res 2506 Blaisdell av, office 401 3d st 
N. Plows. Born Oct 1, 1871 in Chero- 
kee la, son of Charles A and Mary A 
(Ryan) Durkee. Married 1895 to Jes- 
sie T Colby. Received common school 
education. Engaged in lumber busi- 
ness Rapid City S D until 1893; with 
McCormick Harvester Mach Co Omaha 
1893-98; with Moline Plow Co Sioux 
City 1898-1902; mngr Minn Moline 
Plow Co Minneapolis 1902 to date. 
Member Masonic fraternity. 



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DURMENT Edmund S, St Paul. 
Res 611 Holly av, office Germania Life 
bldg. Lawyer. Born March 19. 1860 
in Indiana, son of George W and Hen- 
rietta (Hoggatt) Durment. Married 
1887 to Rose Smith. Was educated in 
the public schools until 14 years old; 
2 years in Mo School Mining Engineer- 
ing Rolla Mo; 2 years in Drury Col- 
lege Springfield Mo; graduate of law 
school of Columbian University (now 
George Washington University) Wash- 
ington D C; afterwards taught in the 
public schools in Ind; elk in war dept 
Washington 2 years. Began practice 
in 1885; firm of Lawler & Durment 
1886-94; Lawler, Durment & Bigelow 
1894-96; alone 1896-99; Durment & 
Moore 1899 to date. Ex-member 
State Board of Corrections and Chari- 
ties; Chamber of Commerce; ex-v pres 
of Commercial Club; ex-pres Ramsey 
County Bar Assn. Member Minn State 
Senate; Minnesota, Commercial, Lin- 
coln and Roosevelt clubs St Paul; 
Minnesota Society N Y. 

1)U TOIT Frederick E, Chaska. 
Printer and publisher. Born 184 6 
in Lewis county N Y. Moved to Minn 
1856 and has been prominently iden- 
tified with public affairs for many 
years; member of legislature 1873- 
74; sheriff of Carver county 21 years; 
has been member of State Senate 
1898 to date. Served 4 years in the 
Civil War. 

nUXBURY Francis Adelbert, Cal- 
edonia. Lawyer. Born April 11, 1862 
in Harmony Minn, son of Richard and 
Mary M (Barnes) Duxbury. Married 
Oct 18, 1884 to Susan A Addison. At- 
tended public schools Fillmore county; 
graduated from Preston High School. 
Taught school Fillmore county 10 
years. Admitted to bar 1895; prac- 
ticed with brother as Duxbury & Dux- 
bury until 1904; since alone. 

DUXBURl' William R, St Paul 
Res 524 Ashland av, office College and 
Wabasha sts. Lawyer. Born Aug 27, 
1866 in Fillmore county Minn, son of 
Richard and Maranda (Barnes) Dux- 
bury. Educated in the Minn High 
School and N Ind Normal School Val- 
paraiso Ind. Taught school until 1890; 
admitted to the bar at Preston Minn. 
Formed partnership with Hon W H 



Harries at Caledonia Minn 1891; dis- 
solved partnership in 1893 and asso- 
ciated himself in 1895 with F A Dux- 
bury, which firm continued for 10 
years after which he entered the ser- 
vice of the Twin City Rapid Transit 
Co and now is its claim agt. Member 
Commercial Club. Candidate district 
judge Democratic ticket 1898, 10th 
judicial district; pres Board of Educa- 
tion 8 years Caledonia. 

DWAX John, Two Harbors. Law- 
yer. Born Oct 1, 1862 in Sanilac coun- 
ty Mich, son of John and Ellen (Can- 
field) Dwan. Married Sept 24, 1889 
to Helen R Stockdale. Educated in 
common and high schools Michigan; 
College at Fenton Mich; graduating 
from law department Univ of Mich, 
LL B 1891. Taught school prior to 
graduation; moved to Two Harbors 
Minn and engaged in practice of law 
1891; county atty Lake county 1897; 
sec and treas Minn Mining & Mnfg 
Co Duluth. Member governor's staff; 
Commercial Club and B P O E. 

DWIXNELL William Stanley, Min- 
neapolis. Res 410 Groveland av, office 
N Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born Dec 
25, 1862 at Lodi Wis, son of John 
Bliss and Maria (Stanley) Dwinnell. 
Educated in the public schools at Lodi 
Wis and at the Univ of Wis. Asst 
reporter supreme court of Wisconsin 
1886-88; district atty Jackson county 
Wis 1888-89; member Wisconsin Legis- 
lature 1899-1900. Treas Urban Invest- 
ment Co St Paul; pres Eraser River 
Tannery Co Ltd New Westminster 
British Columbia; pres Edmonton Lbr 
Co Edmonton Alberta. Member Min- 
neapolis, Minikahda and Commercial 
clubs Minneapolis; American Bar 
Assn. 

DWVER Daniel Edward Jr, St 

Paul. Res 91 S Victoria st, office 410- 
414 Globe bldg. Lawyer. Born March 
28, 1867 at Fond du Lac Wis, son of 
Daniel Edward and Joanna (Reardon) 
Dwyer. Educated in public schools 
Albert Lea Minn 1881; Sacred Heart 
College Watertown Wis; working in 
his father's gen store each alternate 
year until 1886; attended the Univ of 
Notre Dame South Bend Ind B L 
1889; graduated law department Univ 
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Paul was employed in law office of 
Williams, Goodenow & Stanton until 
1902, and has since been practicing 
law. 

DYER David Martyii, St Paul. Res 
130 Nina av. office 21-27 W 5tli st. 
Merchant and importer. Bona Feb 4, 
1850 in Boston Mass, son of Samuel 
and Ann Dyer. Married Jan 9. 1878 
to Catherine Pennock. Educated in 
the public schools. With Grover & 
Baker Sewing Machine Co 1864-66; elk 
for Sumner & Co lumber merchants 
Albany N Y 1867: bookkeeper and 
cashier Joseph Feary & Son boot and 
shoe merchants Albany N Y 1868-70; 
salesman Dyer & Howard musical 
goods Faribault and St Paul 1871-89; 
member of firm of vV J Dyer & Bro 
musical goods St Paul 1889; sec and 
treas W J Dyer & Bro musical goods 
1891-1906; v pres and treas May 1906 
to date; v pres Duluth Music Co; dir 
Metropolitan Music Co Minneapolis; 
treas Auto Electric Piano Co New 
York; member St Paul Commercial 
Club. 



EADS Harold H, Minneapolis. 
Res 315 W 15 st. office 811 N Y Life 
bldg. Architect. Born Aug 18. 1872 
in Champaign 111, son of Anderson and 
Mary L (Johnson) Eads. Married 1900 
to Mildred A Buss. Educated in public 
schools Minneapolis and U of M 1882. 
First employed in architect s offices in 
Minneapolis and St Paul; formed part- 
nership as Downs & Eads 1903 which 
continues to date. Member Masonic 
fraternity. 

EARL Robert O, St Paul. Res 8 81 
Payne av, office 883 Payne av. Phy- 
sician and surgeon (R). Born Aug 27, 
1872 in Iowa, son of Peter O and Han- 
nah (Anderson) Earl. Attended Min- 
neapolis public schools and academy; 
graduated U of M, M D 1896; post- 
graduate course in N Y; interne Be- 
thesda Hospital St Paul. Pres Scandi- 
navian Savings Bank; dir East St Paul 
State Bank. Member County, State 
and American Medical assns; surgeon 
Bethesda Hospital; pres Mounds Park 
Sanitarium Assn. Member St Paul 
Board Park Commissioners. 



EATON Guy Arthur, Duluth. Res 
120 15th av E, office Federal bldg. 
Public official. Born Oct 27, 1871 in 
Red Oak la, son of Webster and Fran- 
ces (Ames) Eaton. Married June 8, 
1898 to Jessie Burton. Educated in 
the public schools of Lincoln and St 
Cloud Minn; Claverick College Claver- 
ick N Y; graduating as civil engineer 
1889. Was engaged as government 
surveyor in northern Minnesota 1890- 
92; same in South America 1892-94. 
On his return to the United States 
located in Wright county and held 
office as county surveyor 1S96-9S. With 
Shevlin & Carpenter in purchase of 
timber lands 1898-1900. Organized firm 
of Eaton Bros 1900-1905. Sec and dir 
Minnesota Timberland Co and sec 
Manitou Co. Appointed postmaster of 
Duluth June 1, 1906. Commander Na- 
val Militia of Minnesota since 1903; 
term expires 1913; chairman Duluth 
Republican Central Committee 8th 
congressional dist 1903-1904. Member 
Commercial and Boat clubs Duluth, 
and Gitchi Nidji Club Superior Wis. 
Member Masonic fraternitv and B P 
O E. 

EBEL Charles F, Faribault. Pub- 
official. Born March 28, 1873 in North- 
field Minn, son of August and Lizetta 
(Kester) Ebel. Married in 1899 to 
Emma Laufenburger. Educated in 
public and high schools Northfield 
and Brown's College West Superior 
Wis. Moved from Northfield to West 
Superior Wis and in 1896 to Faribault; 
engaged in mercantile business as 
member of firm of Laufenburger & 
Ebel until 1904, when he was elected 
clerk of district court of Rice county; 
term expires 1909. Member Commer- 
cial Club and K of P. 

EBERHART A O, Mankato. Lieu- 
tenant governor of Minnesota. Born 
1870 in Sweden. Married 1898 to 
Adele O M Koke. Moved to Nebraska 
when a child. Engaged as cowboy 
and farmer until 21 years of age. 
Attended Gustavus Adolphus College 
St Peter Minn graduating 1895. Stud- 
ied law with Judge Loren Cray Man- 
kato. Admitted to bar 1898. Nomin- 
ated by Republican party for state 
senator in 11th district without opposi- 
tion; served terms of 1903 and 1905; 
instrumental in passing the Highway 



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Commission Act; chairman of com- 
mittee of investigation of transporta- 
tion rates and discriminations against 
localities and individuals 1905. Nom- 
inated by Republican party for lieuten- 
ant governor and elected 1906. 

EBNER Henry, Wadena. Miller. 
Born July 2, 1852 in Fort Wayne Ind, 
son of Maxmus and Barbara (Bishop) 
Ebner. Married Feb 2 8, 187 6 to 
Anna Schmaker. Educated in Indi- 
ana public schools. Employed as 
carpenter and millwright until 1880; 
milling business Dayton Minn 1880- 
83; carpenter and farmer 1883-86; 
conducted Wadena Brg Co 1886-95; 
real estate bi'oker until 189 9, when 
he bought Wadena Rolling Mills now 
operating under name of Ebner Mil- 
ling Co. Mayor of Wadena. 

ECKMAN Solomon Henry, Duluth. 
Res 2609 W 3d st, office 511-512 Pal- 
ladio bldg. Lawyer. Born Jan 7, 
1866 in Washington county Minn, son 
of Carl Henry and Britta Eckman. 
Married July 1, 1903 to Elinda Dahl. 
Educated in public schools Cokato 
Minn; graduated from Gustavus Adol- 
phus College St Peter A B 1890 and 
from law department U of M, LL B 
1893. Admitted to bar and practiced 
in Duluth as member of Eckman & 
Stevenson 1893-1903; alone 1903 to 
date. 

ECKSTEIN' Andrew, New Ulm. 
Res 410 N Washington st, office 125 
N Minnesota st. Druggist. Born Sept 
9. 1861 in Germany Europe, son of 
John and Magdalena (Keim) Eckstein. 
Married June 3, 1884 to Christine 
Pietrus. Educated in the common 
schools and state normal school Man- 
Kato until 16. Taught school 1877- 
79. Clerk for Dr Weschcke druggist 
1879-89; in same business for self 
1889 to date. Chairman Board of 
County Commissioners 6 years. 
Chairman Board of Public Works 
New Ulm 20 years; pres New Ulm 
Plate Glass Assn New Ulm; New 
Ulm State Bank; Minnesota Confer- 
ence Charities & Corrections; dir 
Mutual Fire Insurance Co and Minn 
Pharm Mnfg Co. Member American 
and State Pharmaceutical assns. Chai'- 
ter member of Retail Druggists Assn 
and for many years connected with M 
N G as asst inspector general brigade 
staff. 



EJ)EIj3IAN Harris, Minneapolis. 
Res 1400 7th av N, office 109 Wash- 
ington av N. Manufacturer. Born 
Oct 1861 in Kross Russia, son of 
Leib and Rachel Edelman. Educated 
in private Russian schools and was 
variously employed until 1881; came 
to U S 1882 and engaged in clothing 
business until 1896; in shoe business 
Stillwater 1896-99; moved to Minne- 
apolis and engaged in mnfg of cloth- 
ing under firm name of Edelman & 
Co 1900 to date. Member I O O F. 

EDELMiVN Meyer I, Minneapolis. 
Res 2 43 2 Lyndale av S, office 109 
Washington av N. Manufacturer. 
Born Jan 10, 1864 in Kross Russia, 
son of Leib and Rachel Edelman. 
Married June 15, 19 03 to Rose Pul- 
verman. Educated in private schools 
Russia. Employed in mercantile 
business 1880-83; moved to Minne- 
apolis 1883; engaged in retail cloth- 
ing business until 1893; moved to 
Duluth and engaged in jewelry busi- 
ness until 1902; returned to Minne- 
apolis 1902 and engaged in manufac- 
ture of trousers as member of Edel- 
ma & Co. Member I O O F. 



EDGAR William C, Minneapolis. 
Res 66 Groveland ter, office Miller 
bldg. Editor and publisher. Born 
1856 in La Crosse Wis, son of J C 
and Lucy D Edgar. Educated in St 
Louis. In 1882 came to Minneapolis and 
became business mngr Weekly North- 
western Miller; has been its editor 
since 1886 and is pres Miller Publish- 
ing Co. Founded The Bellman (week- 
ly) 1906 and conducts it in con- 
nection with his other work. In 1891 
secured and sent shipload of flour to 
Russia for famine sufferers. Author 
Story of a Grain of Wheat and nu- 
merous pamphlets; contributor to mag- 
azines. Member Minneapolis. Mini- 
kahda, Lafayette and Skylight clubs 
Minneapolis; St Louis Club St Louis; 
Salmagundi Club New York. Member 
American Free Trade League Boston; 
American Social Science Assn N Y; 
National Municipal League Philadel- 
phia and Minnesota Trade Press Assn. 

EDGEKTON George B, St Paul. 
Res 828 Lincoln av, office 302 German 
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June 11, 1857 in Mantorville Minn, 
son of A J and Sarah (Curtis) Edger- 
ton. Married Alice Josepliine Good- 
win July 11, 18S3. Attended Law 
bchool Columbia College N Y City. 
Located at Kasson Minn and practiced 
law 10 years; then removed to St 
Paul and was asst U S atty gen 
1893-99. Formed co-partnership with 
David G McClay as Edgerton & Mc- 
Clay 1890; Edgerton & Wickwire 
1894; Childs Edgerton & Wickwire 
1898; Mr Wickwire having retired in 
1905 the firm became known as Childs 
& Edgerton. Gen Childs died Aug 
30, 1906 and the business is now con- 
ducted under the firm name by Mr 
Edgerton alone. County atty Dodge 
county Minn 1885-86. Member Com- 
mercial Club and Masonic fraterity. 

EDSOX William 1>, Duluth. Res 
507 E 5th St, office 702 Torrey bldg. 
Law. Born Dec 16, 1849 in Wa-Wa- 
Sing, Ulster county N Y, son of Dar- 
win N and Hannah (Bliss) Edsou. 
Married Jan 21, 1875 to Matilda Allen. 
Educated in the common schools of 
iSew York; Unadilla Academy Una- 
dilla N Y. Studied law and was ad- 
mitted to the bar in 1871. Practiced 
alone in Unadilla until 1872 and was 
then member of firm Belknap & Ed- 
son 1875-1882; engaged in real estate 
business 1882-88; resumed practice of 
law until 1891. Removed to Duluth 
practiced under firm name of Edson 
& Edson 1891-1894; Edson & Camp- 
bell 1894-95; municipal judge Duluth 
1895-1902; practiced law alone 1902 
to date. Pres and dir Mineral Range 
Development Co; v pres Orlando Min- 
ing Co Duluth. Member Modern Sa- 
maritans; K of P; pres and dir Du- 
luth Bethel Society and dir Y M C A. 
Served as supervisor town of Una- 
dilla N Y 1890-91. 

EDWARDS Clement S, Albert Lea. 
Editor and publisher. Born March 4, 
1869 in New York City. Married in 
1894 to Harriet Gillrup. Educated in 
St Michael's Academy Chatham N B'; 
public schools Albert Lea; Parker Col- 
lege Winnebago and Hillsdale (Mich) 
College. Studied law and admitted to 
bar 1898; served in 12th Minn Vol 
S-A War; returned to Albert Lea and 
resumed practice. Became sec, treas 
and editor Times Enterprise Co 1905. 
City atty 5 years; member Commer- 



cial Club; Masonic fraternity; K T 
and I O O F. 

EDWARDS James N, Benson. 
Born Oct 18, 1846 in Monmouth, War- 
ren county 111, son of Berry W and 
Sarah A (Bevins) Edwards. Married 
thrice: Oct 12, 1879 to Ellen M Kep- 
ner; Feb 11, 1891 to Mary E Hunter; 
-July 25, 1901 to Alvira A Turner. Edu- 
cated in the public schools of Fayette 
county 111. Clk in a country gen store 
until May 1864; enlisted in 143d Regt 
111 Vol Inf. On return from war worked 
on farm until 1866; clerk in country 
store Loogootee 111; worked in gen 
store St Elmo 111 1870-75; took a trip 
to California and Oregon. Returned 
to St Elmo 111 and formed a co-part- 
nership under firm name of Fogler 
Bros & Edwards; sold out 1877 and 
moved to Benson Minn residing on 
farm until 1879; entered the employ 
of Frank M Thornton, Benson 1879-82; 
elk in U S Land Office until 1886; 
appointed assignee for the firm of 
Wilkins & Buxton; asst cashr Swift 
County Bank 1887-96; resigned 1896 
having been elected judge of probate 
Swift county 1894; has held office 
ever since. Local agent for Continen- 
tal and Milwaukee Fire Insurance Co. 
Member GAR; 10 OF, which 
order he joined in 1870; Masonic fra- 
ternity; K of P and A O U W. 

EDWARDS Maurice Dwight, St 

Paul. Res 423 Laurel av. Clergyman. 
Born April 29, 1847 in Pittsburg Pa, 
son of Richard and Catherine Pond 
(May) Edwards. Attended private 
school Allegheny Pa 1854-56; public 
school at Dubuque Iowa 1856-60; Ham- 
ilton College 1866-70; Auburn Theo- 
logical Seminary (Presbyterian) 1870- 
74; degree of D D from Hamilton 
College in 1892. Pastor of Dayton Av 
Presbyterian Church St Paul 1874 to 
date; stated clerk Presbyterian Synod 
of Minnesota 1885 to date; member 
board of managers Children's Home 
Society and chaplain S A R; delegate 
to Presbyterian General Assembly 
1878-82-90-97-1902 serving as chairman 
and member of important committees. 

EDWARDS AVilliam Chalmers, St 

Paul. Res 1325 Summit av, office 307 
Manhattan bldg. Lumber. Born Aug 
23, 1846 at Virgil, Cortland county N Y, 
son of Rufus and Harriet O (Hart) 



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Edwards. Married Nettie E Johnson 
May 20, 1874. Educated at Cortland 
Academy N Y. Left school 1862; elk 
in dry goods store 1864-65; conducted 
lumber yard at Tolona 111 and started 
in lumber business in Chicago in 1866; 
conducted sawmill in Michigan and 
passed winter in woods lumbering 
1867-68; started lumber yard at New 
Windsor 111 and sola out same year 
1868; wintered in woods lumbering 
1869-70; started lumber yard at Solo- 
mon City Kansas in spring of 1870; 
in lumber trade, manufacturing and 
selling in Kansas and elsewhere 1879 
to date. Organized Edwards county 
Kansas, which was named in his honor 
when he was 27; owned Kinsley the 
county seat ; helped build Reno county 
Kan and citv of Hutchinson. Removed 
to St Paul 1883. Pres Edwards & 
Bradford and Kansas Lumber com- 
panies; controls Lindas Lumber Co; 
has large interests in Edwards & Wes- 
macott and Edwards & Fair Lumber 
companies and other similar enter- 
prises. Built Edwards Hall as a do- 
nation to Macalester College St Paul. 
Member St Paul Commercial Club; 
Masonic order; B P O E. 

EDWARDS William Kufus, St Paul. 
Res 1325 Summit av, office 307 Man- 
hattan bldg. Lumber. Born July 24, 
1875 in Hutchinson Kan, son of Wil- 
liam C and Nettie E (Johnson) Ed- 
wards. Educated in St Paul public 
schools and graduated from Macales- 
ter College 1893. Has spent his life 
in the lumber business having been 
connected with his father since 1893. 
Founded Edwards & Wesmacott Lum- 
ber Co 1896 and is pres and dir of 
same. Dir in Kansas Lumber Co; Ed- 
wards & Bradford Lumber Co and Lin- 
das Lumber Co; Consolidated Lumber 
Co and other corporations. Member 
Commercial and Automobile clubs; 
Masonic fraternity; Shrine and B P 
O E. 

EFFEKTZ Julius S, Belle Plaine. 
Banker. Born Dec 4, 1880 in Norwood 
Minn, son of Peter and Lizzie Effertz. 
Educated in graded schools Norwood 
Minn. Bookkeeper Farmers State 
Bank Waconia Minn 18 months; bkpr 
Bank of Echo Minn 18 months; asst 
cashr State Bank of Hector Minn 3 
years; cashr State Bank Belle Plaine 
1906 to date. 



EGELSTON Alvoid Calviu, Min- 
neapolis. Res 324(1 Portland av, office 
1012 N Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born 
Sept 28, 1860 in Ilion N Y, son of 
A and Asenath L Egelston. Married 
June 30, 1902 to Elizabeth Dockstader. 
Educated in common and high schools 
Gloversville N Y; graduated from 
Union College Schenectady N Y, A 
B 1885. Moved to Minneapolis 1886 
and read law in office of George N 
White; admitted to bar and practiced 
alone 1887-91; of firm of White & 
Egelston 1893; alone to date. Atty 
for North American Casualty Co. 
Member Am State and Hennepin 
County Bar assns; Commercial Club. 

KGGE Thrond S, Moorhead. Phy- 
sician (R). Born Feb 15, 1859 in 
Norway, son of Swen T and Rogna 
Egge. Married Oct 12, 1901 to Petra 
Anderson. Educated in public schools 
and private academy in Valders Nor- 
way; Willmar (Minn) Seminary; 
graduated from medical dept U of M 
1893; studied in Univ of Berlin 189 7 
and 1900; and N Y Post-Graduate 
Medical School and Hospital 1896. 
Taught Norwegian and English 
school 1882-88; engaged in practice 
of his profession in Moorhead to 
date. Director First State Bank 
and Moorhead B & L Assn; coroner 
of Clay county 6 years; member 
American Medical Assn, Minn State 
and Clay-Becker County Medical so- 
cieties; A O U W and M W A. 

EHLERT John H, Breckenridge. 
Banker. Born Dec 20, 1857 in Mc- 
Henry county 111, son of Herman and 
Elizabeth (Blanker) Ehlert. Married 
Jan 26, 1880 to Mary Roreng. Re- 
ceived his education in the common 
schools of Stearns county Minn. 
Moved to Breckenridge 1880 and was 
in employ of Great Northern R R 
until 1883; engaged in farming in 
1883; and has continued actively in 
that line to date. Elected dir Breck- 
enridge National Bank 1903; v pres 
1904 and pres 1905 to date. Chairman 
Town Board and treas Breckenridge 
township. Member Catholic Order of 
Foresters. 

EICHTEN Joseph John, Stillwater. 
Res 215 W Pine, office 101 N Main. 
Merchant. Born Jan 2, 1855 in Los- 
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erine (Baiter) Eichten. Married Feb 
1880 to Annie Schroeder. Educated 
the public scliools of Minnesota. Vari- 
ously employed in Stillwater 1870-83. 
Moved to River Falls and engaged 
in wholesale liquor business 1883-87; 
returned to Stillwater 1887 and pur- 
chased Phillip Potts' wholesale liquor 
business and has continued same to 
date. Organized Connolly Shoe Co 
1905 and is pres of same. Member 
board of alderman 1889-95; pres of 
same 1892-95; U C T; Sons of Herman 
and B P O E. 

ELFELT Charles C, Minneapolis. 
Res 2023 2d av S, office 427 Andrus 
bldg. Broker. Born April 9, 1853 
In St Paul, son of A S and Sue 
Carroll (Fryer) Elfelt. Married .Ian 
19, 1881 to Annie V Sidle. Educated 
in the public and high schools St Paul. 
Engaged in whol paper trade St Paul 
j-870-85; manufacturer of news print- 
ing paper Minneapolis 1885-87. Brok- 
er in timber lands Minneapolis 1887 
to date. Dir on Board of Associated 
Charities; member Commercial Club; 
Masonic fraternity and K of P. 

ELLERTSOX Even E, Minneapolis. 
Res 415 Washington av S E, office 
2429 University av S E. Manufactur- 
er. Born Jan 25, 1859 in Rushford 
Minn, son of Elert and Caroline 
(Stensford) Ellertson. Married Nov 
12, 1884 to Julia Husebye. Educated 
in common schools. Employed in 
mercantile business Mayville N D un- 
til 1900; organized the Russell Grader 
Mnfg Co Minneapolis 1906 of which 
he is pres. 

ELLIXGTOX Lewis, Crookston. 
Banker. Born Jan 1, 1850 in Nor- 
way, son of Lars and Sarah Elling- 
ton. Married June 26, 18 73 to Jane 
Brown. Educated in common schools 
of Primrose Wis; and high school 
Forest City la. First engaged as elk 
in gen store Forest City la 18 66; 
moved to Steele county Minn and en- 
gaged as elk in Blooming Prairie 4 
years; engaged in gen merchandise 
business with partner 2 years; sold 
out and engaged in milling business 
2 years; was burned out and started 
again in mercantile and insurance 
business; moved to Crookston and was 
asst cashr Scandia American Bank 



1887-90; cashr 1890 to date. Pres 
State Bank of Erskine Minn; dir Cit- 
izens State Bank of Fertile Minn- 
ireas and dir Maplebay Wind Stacker 
Co; V pres Wheeler Land & Loan Co- 
dir First Nat Bank Cass Lake. Mem- 
ber city council Crookston 3 terms; 
American Bankers Assn; Masonic 
fraternity; B P O E; K T. 

ELLIOTT, Charles Burke, Minne- 
apolis. Res 2634 Portland av. Jurist 
Born Jan 6, 1861 in Morgan county O 
son of Edward and Angel ine E Elliott' 
W^as educated in public schools and 
Marietta (Ohio) College LL B- Univ 
of Iowa 1881; LL D 1895; Marietta 
College LL D 1904; U of M, Ph D 
1887. Judge municipal court 1890-93- 
.iudge 4th district 1893-94; Minnesota 
supreme court 1904. Professor Cor- 
porations and international law U 
of M 1890-97. Member American Bar 
Assn; International Law Assn. Auth- 
or of many legal works and contrib- 
utor to magazines and periodicals. 

ELLIOTT Cyrus, Rochester. Office 
111 S Broadway. Publisher. • Born 
March 21, 1839 in Fi-anklin countv Pa, 
son of Benjamin Elliott. Educated 
in the public schools of Fulton county 
111. First engaged in mercantile busi- 
ness Plymouth 111 1864-75; in news- 
paper business Roseville, Warren 
county 111 1875-85; moved to Rochest- 
er 1885 and is one of the publishers 
of the Rochester Daily Bulletin and 
Olmsted County Democrat. Member 
A O U W. 

ELLIOTT Howard, St Paul. Res 
312 Summit av, office Northern Pacific 
bldg. Railroad man. Born Dec 6, 1860 
in N Y City, son of Charles Wyllvs 
and Mary (White) Elliott. Married 
Oct 12, 1892 to Janet January. His 
first American ancestor was John El- 
iot "the Apostle to the Indians." Edu- 
cated in the Cambridge Mass High . 
School and the Lawrence Scientific 
School of Harvard Univ, where he was 
graduated C E in 1881. In employ of 
C B & Q R R Co 1880-82; auditor 
and asst treas two branch lines C B 
& Q R R at Keokuk Iowa 1882-87; 
gen freight and ])ass agt 1887-91; gen 
freight agt in St Louis for all lines 
operated by company in Missouri 1891- 
96; gen mngr of all properties of the 



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company in Missouri 1896-1902; 2d v 
pres C B i>. Q R R 1903 to date; 
dir and pres Northern Pacific Ry Co 
1903 to date. 

ELLIS Artemus D, Minneapolis. 
Res 508 W 32d st, office 300 3d av N. 
Storage. Born July 14, 1857 in Do- 
wagiac Mich, son of Artemus C and 
Julia M (Lamson) Ellis. Educated in 
the common schools of his native 
place and was variously employed un- 
til 1889 when he moved to Minneapolis 
and established the Merchants Cold 
Storage Co, of which he has since 
been pres. 

ELLIS Charles E, Rochester. Gen 
eral machinist. Born. Oct 2, 1853 in 
Chautauqua county N Y, son of Ed- 
mund Ellis. Married in 1881 to Min- 
nie Womeldorff. Educated in common 
schools Chautauqua N Y. First en- 
gaged as apprentice in woodworking 
machinery and novelty works 1870-76; 
machinist for C & O, Michigan Cen- 
tral and St Paul and Duluth Ry 1876- 
82. Employed in machine shop Hunt- 
ington W Va 1882-86 foreman of 
same 1886-89; foreman W Duluth Car 
Works 1889-95 and D M & N Ry 1895- 
1905. Moved to Rochester 1905 and 
is now senior member of Ellis & Ed- 
wards machinists. 

ELMER James Potter, St Paul. 
Res The Molloy, Dale & Grand av, of- 
fice Metropolitan bldg. Railroad official 
Born Dec 7, 1857 in New Jersey, son 
of David Potter and Mary Eliza (Nix- 
on) Elmer. Married Dec 7, 1887 to 
Katherine G i 1 m a n. Educated in 
Bridgeton (N J) Academy. City pass 
agt in St Paul C G W Ry 1897-98; gen 
agt 1898-1901; gen pass agt 1901 to 
date. 

ELMQl 1ST Charles E, Rush City. 
Lawyer. Eorn Jan 1, 1873 in Osceola 
Wis, son of John and Martha Elm- 
quist. Married June 28, 1899 to Char- 
lotte C Gemmel. Educated in common 
school St Croix Palls Wis; graduated 
from law dept U of M 1898. Worked 
as a printer 1885-95 and became editor 
of the Rush City Post. Elected county 
atty Chisago county Minn 1900 and 
now serving 4th term. Member Re- 
publican State Central Committee. 



ELAYOOI) Lester B, Minneapolis. 
Res 400 Ridgewood av, office N Y 
Life bldg. Real estate and mortgage 
loans. Born Oct 19, 1856 at Rochester 
N Y, son of E B and Mary (Griswold) 
Elwood. Attended public schools and 
Oneida Seminary at Oneida N Y. 
Came to Minneapolis in 1875 and en- 
tered the firm of Corser & Co inves- 
ments established 1870, incorporated 
1893; connected with firm 1875 to 
date; v pres Corser Investment Co 
real estate and mortgage loans Min- 
neapolis since its incorporation; v 
pres Minneapolis Coal & Supply Co; 
member board of governors Minne- 
apolis Club; Minikahda Club; Com- 
mercial Club and Sons of American 
Revolution; State Board of Equaliza- 
tion. 

EMERSON Carroll Colby, St Paul. 
Res Cherokee av, office 85 E 3d st. 
Merchant. Born Feb 4, 1850 at Han- 
over N H, son of Moses C and Sarah 
T (Freeman) Emerson. Married Mar 
30, 1871 to Mary A Ingalls. Attended 
public schools in New Hampshire 
until 1869. In fruit and grocery trade 
at Lebanon N H 5 years; gen mer- 
chandising in Stevens county Minn 
1878-88 ; whol fruit and produce trade 
in St Paul 1888 to date. Member St 
Paul Commercial Club. 

EMMAXS Xeheniiah H, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 173 6 James av S, office 823 
Guaranty bldg. Real estate. Born 
in 1854 in Sussex county N J, son of 
Wm and Magdalene (Hill) Emmans. 
Married twice: 1882 to Luella Green 
and in 19 04 to Jennie Mabey. Ed- 
ucated in common schools and Stark- 
ey Seminary N Y. Moved to Minne- 
apolis 1877 and engaged in mercan- 
tile lines until 1882; in real estate 
business 1882 to date. Platted 

Green's additions to Minneapolis and 
was owner of tract. 

EMPEV Clarence K, Eureka Lake 
Minnetonka. Office 910 Phoenix bldg 
Minneapolis. Lawyer. Born Mar 13, 
18 69 in Ontario Can, son of Almond 
and Augusta (Lyon) Empey. Mar- 
ried Dec 14, 1893 to Edna M Brad- 
bury. Graduated from Hastings Minn 
High School 1888; taught school 
1889; studied at Hamline Univ 1889- 
91; graduated U of M, A B 1893. 



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Studied law in offices of Jolm W Gil- 
ger and Gretlien & McHugli Minne- 
apolis; in commercial practice to 
189 8; gen practice in Minneapolis 
1898 to date. Atty and pres Legal 
Process Adjustment Co. Member M 
W A. 

E.A'CHES H Lieslie, Minneapolis. 
2933 1st av S, office 420 Bank of 
Commerce bldg. Lawyer. Born Oct 
16, 1851 in Saratoga county N Y, 
son of Gideon S and Charlotte (Ham- 
mond) Enches. Married Oct 17, 18 87 
to Effie G Hulbert. Educated in com- 
mon schools Warren N Y and Glenns 
Falls (NY) Academy. Read law in 
office of C S Enches Glenns Falls N Y. 
Moved to Minneapolis 18 82 and con- 
tinued reading law in office of Parker 
& Day. Admitted to bar in 1886 and 
has continued practice to date; mem- 
ber of firm of Day & Enches. 

EXCEL Jacob Christian Herman, 

Duluth. Res 203 S 17th av E, office 
Federal bldg. Public official. Born 
Dec 30, 1864 in Indianapolis Ind, son 
of John M and Mary D (Brommer) 
Engel. Married June 2 9, 1898 to 
Maud Thompson. Educated in public 
and high schools Anoka Minn. En- 
gaged as elk in mercantile business 
18 79-83; in business for self under 
firm name of H Gasten & Co Anoka 
1883-88; read law 1888-89; admitted 
to bar 1889; practiced in Anoka 1890- 
1906; appointed registrar U S Land 
Office Duluth 1906; term expires 
1910. Probate judge Anoka 1892- 
1900; member Board of Education 
1897-1906; member Commercial 
Club, Masonic fraternity, Shrine and 
K T. 

EXGELBKECHT Charles S, Min- 
neapolis. Res 3103 Univ av S E, of- 
fice 802 Northwestern bldg. Manu- 
facturer. Born Sept 2 2, 1858 in Ger- 
many. Married Feb 16, 1883 to Marie 
Reinke. Moved to Iowa City la in 
1868; in Black Hills S D 1872-83; 
moved to Minneapolis 1883 and as- 
sumed management of the Twin City 
Brick Co 1890-1906; he organized the 
Black Hawk Clay Mnfg Co 1906 and 
is V pres and mngr; company has 7 
plants throughout N W states. 



ENGLISH Frederick L, Minneapo- 
lis. 1907 14th av S, office 615 S 
Washington av. Mngr Northwest 
Thresher Co. Born Dec 31, 18 60 in 
Sweden, son of Andrew and Martha 
(Burman) English. Married Mar 21, 
1900 to Josephine Christie. Came to 
U S 1869; attended public schools St 
Croix Falls Wis; farmed until 1890; 
register of deeds Polk county Wis 
1890-94; began employment with N 
W Thresher Co in 1896; manager of 
the company at Minneapolis 19 01 to 
date. 

ENSIGN Josiah 1>, Duluth. Res 
504 E 2d, office Court House. Born 
May 14, 1833 in Erie county N Y. 
Moved with parents to Ashtabula O 
1839; educated in common schools 
and academy; admitted to the bar 
1857; elk of the courts Ashtabula 
county 1857-63; moved to Minn and 
settled in Duluth 187 where he was 
engaged in the practice of law until 
1889; held office as county atty of St 
Louis county; member of city council 
and mayor of Duluth; member of 
Board of Education; judge of 11th 
judicial dist since 1889. 

ERDMANN Charles Andrew, Min- 
neapolis. Res 612 9th av S E, office 
8 02 Pillsbury bldg. Professor anato- 
my U of M. Born Aug 3. 1866 in 
Milwaukee Wis, son of Andrew and 
Elizabeth (Fuchs) Erdman. Attend- 
ed public schools in ]\Iilwaukee; Univ 
of Wis 1887; U of M, M D 1893; post- 
graduate work in London and Vienna 
1900. Member American Assn of 
Anatomists; American Medical Assn; 
Minn Academy of Medicine and other 
scientific and learned bodies. 

ERICKSON E Hugo, Minneapolis. 
Res 2 600 3d av S, office 12 Washing- 
ton av N. Manufacturer. Born Sept 
9, 1869 in Sweden, son of John and 
Christina (Johnson) Erickson. Mar- 
ried May 3, 1890 to Mary Lundin. 
Educated in common schools. Moved 
to U S and to St Paul 18 87; engaged 
in railroad work until 1893; began 
present business in 1893; company 
was incorporated in 1896 as E H 
Erickson Artificial Limb Co; elected 
pres and mngr of company and has 
continued ever since. 



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ERICKSOX Tlieodore Aujyust, Alex- 
andria. Educator. Born Sept 2, 
1871 in Alexandria Minn, son of An- 
drew Peter and Emma (Larson) 
Erlckson. Married Sept 6, 190 6 to 
Mabel Charlotte Anderson. Graduat- 
ed from Alexandria High School 
1901: from U of M 1904; took 
special courses in 111 Normal School 
189 5, Minneapolis Art School 1896- 
97, Gustavus Adolphus College 1898. 
Engaged in teaching in dist schools 
1891-9 6; Alexandria Ward School 
189 6-9 8; principal Nelson school 
1898-1900; professor Scandinavian 
languages Nebraska VVesleyan Univ 
Lincoln Neb 1900-1902; supt of 
schools Alexandria 19 05 to date. Has 
served as town elk, justice and town 
supervisor. 

ERICSON Charles Victor, Duluth. 
Res 1001 E 3d st, office 219 W Su- 
perior. Merchant. Born Sept 2 7, 
1860 in Motala Sweden, son of Wil- 
liam and Augusta (Engman) Ericson. 
Married Oct 2 6, 1886 to Amelia H 
Acker. Educated in the common 
schools of Sweden until 12. Moved 
to Duluth 1873 and graduated from 
high school 1878. First engaged as 
elk with W G Willis clothing Duluth 
1878; became mngr of same 1885; 
purchased Willis' interests 1886 and 
has continued in clothing and gents' 
furnishing business for self to date. 
Member 2d Regt M N G 1884-89. 
Dir Y M C A; member City Civil Serv- 
ice Board Duluth 190 6 to date. Mem- 
ber Commercial Club, Modern Samari- 
tans, A O U W, U O F and B P O E. 

ERICSON George E, Beaudette. 
Office Spooner Minn. Lawyer. Born 
Oct 11, 1874 in Red Wing Minn, son 
of John F and Marie J (Helsing) 
Ericson. Married Feb 2 0, 1901 to 
Lily A Ericson of Wheaton Minn. 
Graduated from Red Wing High 
School 1894; admitted to bar 1898. 
Studied law with Albert Johnson Red 
Wing Minn. Assistant county atty 
Goodhue county Minn 1898; judge of 
municipal court Red Wing 1899; 
law partner with Leo S Bayrell Argyle 
Minn 1900; moved to Beaudette from 
Argyle 1906. Atty for village of 
Spooner. Member M N G 7 years; 



elk Spooner school dist. Member 

Commercial Club Spooner, K of P, 

Masonic fraternitv, B P O E and M 
W A. 

ERIKSSON Leonard, Fergus Falls. 
Lawyer. Born Nov 11, 187 6 in West- 
manland Sweden, son of August Her- 
man and Mathilda Eriksson. Edu- 
cated in common schools of Sweden 
and at Warren Minn; graduated from 
Moorhead State Normal School and 
Georgetown Univ Washington D C. 
Employed in hardware store and as 
teacher 1900 to 1905; elk and special 
statistical agt for U S government; 
practiced law since 1905; now sec of 
Commercial Club Fergus Falls. Sec 
The Nat Agency Inc; sec The Blood 
Broom Mnfg Co. Member Eriksson 
& Schweitzer. 

ERMATINGER Joseph Jacob, St 

Paul. Res 594 Thomas st, office 212- 
213 N Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born 
July 31, 1876 at Utica N Y, son of 
John Jacob and Mary (Nelbach) Er- 
matinger. Attended private schools 
in Rochester N Y; Rochester Univ 
1896-99; U of M law dept 1899-1902 
graduating LL B. Practiced law in 
St Paul 190 2-1906; member of Er- 
matinger & Frundt lawyers 190 6 to 
date. Member Roosevelt Club St 
Paul; Bar Assn. Member and sec 
Charter Commission St Paul, and 
K of C. 

ERTZ Henry A, St Paul. Res 2 08 
Rondo, office 24 E 3d. Produce com- 
mission. Born June 13, 18 65 in Car- 
ver county Minn, son of Mathias and 
Barbara (Hering) Ertz. Educated in 
public schools; graduated from St 
John's College 1884. Engaged as elk 
in gen store 1884-85; with L Eisen- 
menger Meat Co 188 5-91; bkpr Ar- 
mour Packing Co 1891-9 4; in prod- 
uce commission business for self 
1894-1906. 



ESPY Major John, St Paul. 
Central blk 7 5 W 7th st. Born 
Sept 21, 1842 in Luzerne county 
Penn, of New England and Scotch- 
Irish descent; educated in several in- 
stitutions in the East and graduated 
from the Albany Law School. Was 
in actiee law practice in Wilkes-Barre 



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Pa; member of banking firm J B 
Wood & Co ; dir of W-B Water Co ; dir 
and organizer of two street railwa.ys; 
asst adjt gen National Guard of Penn 
for 10 years and took an active part 
in its reorganization and preparation 
of its Military Code. Moved to St Paul 
In 18 79, practiced law, and has been 
an active, enterprising citizen having 
built several business blocks in St 
Paul. Organized Wildwood and 
Mahtomedi; sec of the Rei) State Cen- 
tral Committee and has always been 
active in political affairs and in the 
development of all industries. Served 
in Civil War in 1st Iowa Regt. 

ESS Joseph, Chaska. Merchant. 
Born Nov 19, 183 8 in Bavaria Ger- 
many, son of Michael and Genevieve 
(Crocker) Ess. Married Nov 16, 
IS 66 to Hubertina Finken. Attended 
the public schools in N Y. Apprentice 
to Dubuque la wagon maker 1860- 
61; enlisted as private in 27th Iowa 
Infantry Vol and served until close 
of Civil War; moved to Chaska and 
worked at trade 18 65; started busi- 
ness for self 1886; built Chaska 
Foundry and Machine Shop; con- 
ducted same 10 years; now engaged 
in coal and farm implement busi- 
ness. City treas Chaska 190 5. 

ESSWEIN Henry A, IMinneapolis. 
Res 3228 3d av S, office 422 3d st S. 
IMerchant. Born Mar 6, 1864 in She- 
boygen Wis, son of George and Mar- 
garet Esswein. Educated in common 
schools. Moved to St Paul 1888 and 
was engaged as hardware salesman 
until 1904; member firm of Ornes- 
Esswein & Co Minneapolis butchers 
and bar supplies wines and fancy 
groceries 1904 to date. 

EUSTIS William Henry, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 11 S 6th st, office Corn Ex- 
change bldg. Lawyer. Born July 
1845 in St. Lawrence county N Y, 
son of Tobias and Mary (Markwick). 
Graduated at Gouverneur Seminary 
1869; Wesleyan Univ Middletown 
Conn 1873; Columbia College Law 
School 18 74 and has been actively 
engaged in the practice of law since 
that time except during the years 
1893-94 when he served as Mayor 
of Minneapolis. Was nominee of the 
Rep party for governor of IMinn 189 8. 



EV^ANS Daniel Harvey, Minneapolis. 
Res 3200 Park av, office 309-311 
Andrus bldg. Insurance. Born Jan 
3 0, 18 62 in Cleveland Minn, son of 
David and Mary (Phillips) Evans. 
Married Sept. 11, 1889 to Margaret 
Owens. Educated in the public 
schools and normal school Mankato. 
Studied law in S D and admitted to 
the bar 1888. Taught schools for 
a time then engaged in real estate 
and loan business in S D and Min- 
neapolis. N W mngr Continental 
Casualty Co 1898 to date. Member 
I O O F. 

EVANS Frank J, Fergus Falls. 
Banker. Born Mar 16, 1863 in Min- 
erva N Y, son of Richard and Cynthia 
(West) Evans. Married June 18 89 
to Mary C Compton. Educated in 
public schools and Hamline Univ St 
Paul. Moved to Fergus Falls 1882 
and engaged as bkpr for Fergus Falls 
Nat Bank; appointed cashr 1887. Dir 
First Nat Bank Deer Creek. City 
treas 15 years. Member Masonic 
fraternity and K of P. 

EVANS Merritt H, St Paul. Res 
611 Dayton av, office 50 5 Pioneer 
Press bldg. Real estate. Born April 
1858 in Bradford 111. son of Henry B 
and Sarah J (Henderson) Evans. 
^Married in 1885 to Hattie Gifford. 
Educated in the common schools, 
high school and business college of 
Toleda la. Organized Jackson Coun- 
ty State Bank at Lakefield Minn being- 
its pres from 1890-1902. Moved to 
St Paul 1902 and engaged in real 
estate business to date; has extensive 
holdings in Chicago real estate and 
]\Iinn farm lands; stockholder in the 
Citizens State Bank Canon City Colo. 
Member Masonic fraternity, I O O F 
and M W A. 

EVANS Warren Thomas, Canby. 
Dentist. Born April 13, 1871 in Spice- 
land Ind, son of Thomas and Martha 
Amelia (Hiatt) Evans. Married Sept 
30, 1903 to Pearle M Bangs. Gradu- 
ated from Spiceland (Ind) Academy 
189 2 and from dental dept U of M 
189 7. Engaged in practice of his 
profession in Canby to date. Member 
Masonic fraternity and Delta Sigma 
Delta a dental college fraternity. 
Member and former pres Canby Com- 
mercial Club. 



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EVAXS William E, Mankato. Res 
825 S Front st. Minister of religion. 
Born in 18 62 in Merionitlasliire N 
Wales, son of Lewis and Catherine 
(Morris) Evans. Married March 4, 
18 90 to Margaret Ellen Hughes Bala 
N Wales. Educated in the Pennal 
Board School Brynarvor Town Gram- 
mar School, Aberystwith Commercial 
School 1882-84; Bala Theological Col- 
lege 1884-87; Edinburgh (Scotland) 
Univ 18 87-89. Came to the U S 1890 
and resided in Milwaukee until 189 4. 
Pastor Welsh C M churches of Man- 
kato and Zion 189 5 to date. Mem- 
ber K of P. 

EVERETT Guy AV, Waseca. Flour 
mnfr. Born Sept 2 8, 187 6 in Waseca, 
son of William and Amelia (Addi- 
son) Everett. Married in 1898 to Esth- 
er Lewis. Educated in public schools 
and graduated from Cogswell Poly- 
technic School San Francisco 1893. 
Raised in milling business and en- 
tered father's firm of Everett, Aug- 
henbaugh & Co as mngr of sales dept 
1893; former member M N G; mem- 
ber K of P and Masonic fraternity. 

EA^ERINGTON James, Minneapolis. 
Res 400 Union st S E, office 821-823 
Washington av S E. Manufacturer. 
Born Sept 25, 1849 at Huddersfield 
England, son of James E and Hannah 
(Schofield) Everington. Married Aug 
8, 18 77 to Agnes S Wright. Educated 
in the public schools at Root Creek 
Wis. Reared on farm: employed 1 
year in a lawyer's office; in milling 
business with father at Eagle Wis; 
foreman of elevator for Chicago Mil- 
waukee & St Paul Ry Co at Minneapo- 
lis 188 2-84; supt Pillsbury and Pills- 
bury-Washburn elevators and head 
of cash wheat dept 1884-1904; mem- 
ber Manuel Smith Heating Co mnfrs 
1905 to date; treas Minneapolis Earn- 
ings Investment Co 19 06 to date. 
Served in Milwaukee Light Guards; 
pres 8th Ward Garfield Club Milwau- 
kee. Member Board of Directors 
Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce 6 
years. Member Masonic fraternity, 
York and Scottish rites; Mystic 
Shrine, I O O F, A O U W^ and other 
fraternities; former sec S E Minne- 
apolis Improvement Assn. 



EWIXG Frank H, St Paul. Res 

800 Hague av, office 718 Manhattan 
bldg. Lawyer. Born in 1856 in Cat- 
tarogus county N Y, son of Henry and 
Augusta L (Willis) Ewing. Married 
twice: Dec 13, 1883 to Lila B Jenk- 
ins; Sept 189 8 to Julia L Spates. Ed- 
ucated in Ellington Academy N Y. 
First practiced law in Stillwater 1881- 
88; moved to St Paul and practiced 
alone 188 8-90; in partnership with 
brother Arthur W Ewing 1890-92; 
of Morphy, Ewing, Gilbert & Ewing 
1892-96; Morphy, Ewing & Gilbert 
189 6-9 9; Morphy & Ewing 189 9- 
1902; Morphy, Ewing & Bradford 
19 02 to date. Member Commercial 
Club. 



FABER Peter, Minneapolis. Res 
1413 Lyndale av N, office 213 Ply- 
mouth av. Merchant. Born Sept 28, 
18 58 in Chicago, son of Nicholas and 
Mary (Hankes) Faber. Married June 
10, 1884 to Caroline Weiss. Educat- 
ed in common schools. Farmed until 
1881; engaged with J I Case Plow Co 
1881-84; engaged in hardware and 
farm machinery business as Christian 
Faber & Co Minneapolis 1884-94; be- 
came sole propr 1894 and has con- 
tinued to date. 

FAGLEY Henry AV, St Paul. Res 
457 Holly av, office 610 Germania 
Life bldg. Retired merchant. Born 
April 4, 18 50 in Blair countv Pa, 
son of George and Susan (Miller) 
Fagley. Married June 15, 18 80 to 
Alice Grant. Educated in public 
schools of Blair county Pa; and Penn 
State Normal School Millersville Pa. 
Taught school in Pa; moved to Palo 
111 and engaged as dry goods elk 
1867-76; trav salesman for C M Hen- 
derson & Co boots and shoes Chicago 
187 6-7 7; member of Fagley & San- 
born retail dry goods Palo 111 1877- 
79; trav salesman until 18 84; in 
clothing business Cedar Rapids la 
18 84-88; moved to St Paul and was 
mngr of Browning, King & Go's store 
until 1901; in land business N D 
1901-1903; returned to St Paul 1903 
and was v pres and treas Boston 
Clothing Co until 1906 when he re- 
tired. V pres The Fagley Co, Sioux 



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City. la. Served in 14 9th Penn Regt 
during Civil War. Member Commer- 
cial Club. 

FAHXESTOCK Halleck P, St Paul. 
Res 62 9 Grand av, office 3 46 Robert 
St. Merchant. Born Nov 14, 1S61 
in Gettysburg Pa, son of Edward G 
and M Louise (Tate) Fahnestoclc. 
Married June 1, 1889 to Carrie Stev- 
ens. Educated at Pennsylvania Col- 
lege at Gettsyburg Pa and Philadel- 
phia College of Pharmacy Ph D 1880. 
Engaged in drug business Watertown 
S D 1884-86; employed by Sioux 
Banking Co as land examiner 1886- 
93; trav rep for the Youghiogheny & 
Lehigh Coal Co 1893-1900; mngr St 
Paul branch same concern 1901-1903; 
city agent St Paul branch Northwest- 
ern Fuel Co 1903 to date. Enlisted in 
S D Nat Guard as private; promoted 
to lieutenant and later honorably dis- 
charged. Member and dir Commer- 
cial Club; member Sigma Chi college 
fraternity; member Masonic fraterni- 
ty. 

FAIRCHILD Edwin Kellogg, Min- 
neapolis. Res 2200 1st av S, office 
509 Loan & Trust bldg. Lawyer. 
Born Oct 11, 1854 in Brecksville O, 
son of Reuben W and Esther (Birge) 
Fairchild. Married Oct 7, 1880 to 
Ella F Webster. Graduated Oberlin 
College Ohio A B 1876. Admitted to 
the bar of Hennepin county 1880; 
began practice 1883; associated with 
Harlan P Roberts as Fairchild & Rob- 
erts 1885-87. Member of Keith, Ev- 
ans, Thompson & Fairchild law firm 
gen practitioners Minneapolis 1887 to 
date. Member Lafayette Club Min- 
netonka Beach. 

FAIRCHILD Henry Shields, St 

Paul. Res 3 03 Nelson av, office 209 Ct 
blk. Real estate and loans. Born Aug 
18,1826 in Warren county O, son of 
Lewis and Elizabeth (Day) Fairchild. 
Educated in the common schools and 
academy in Lebanon, Waynesville and 
Cincinnati O. Was teacher in former 
2 years. Head of firm of Fairchild & 
Underwood merchants Brandon Miss 
185 4-57; Fairchild & Pease and Fair- 
child & Son St Paul. Member of 
Board of Public Works; ex-pres Ram- 
sey County Pioneers; dir of St Paul 
Chamber of Commerce; member of 



Executive Council State Historical 
Society; ex-pres St Paul Real Estate 
Exchange; honorary member State 
Agricultural Society. One of the or- 
ganizers and promoters of the State 
Fair; was one of committee with Gov 
Ramsey and Senator H M Price to fix 
price for the grounds for the new 
State Capitol. Member of Ohio Assn- 
member of County Board. 

FAIRCHILD Lambert F, St Paul 
Res 117 Virginia av, office 210 Globe 
bldg. Real estate. Born Aug 31, 
1880 in St Paul Minn, son of H S and 
Elizabeth (Clayland) Fairchild. Mar- 
ried April 27, 1904 to Mabelle Pol- 
hamus. Educated in the common 
schools of St Paul. Employed with St 
Paul Dispatch 1895-97 in advertising 
dept; in gen freight office of M & St 
L R R in various capacities 189 7-99; 
engaged in the real estate business 
with his father 1899-19 04; embarked 
in business alone 19 04 to date. Mem- 
ber Royal Arcanum and Maccabees. 

FAIRCLOl GH George Herbert, St 

Paul. Res 95 Mackubin st, office 
Raudenbush bldg. Music teacher and 
organist. Born Jan 30, 1869 in Ham- 
ilton, Ontario Can, son of James and 
Elizabeth (Erving) Fairclough. Mar- 
ried Sept 22, 189 7 to Helen Maude 
Freeman. Attended public schools 
and Collegiate Institute at Hamilton 
Out; Univ of Toronto 3 years; Toron- 
to Conservatory of Music 3 years; 
Royal High School of Music Berlin 
Germany 3 years. Organist of St 
Mark's Episcopal church in Hamilton 
Ont when 13; organist of various 
churches ever since; organist and 
choir master All Saints Episcopal 
Church Toronto; musical dir in 
Ladies College Brantford Ont 1890- 
92; at school in Berlin Ger 1892-95; 
music master in Kalamazoo Mich Col- 
lege 189 5-1900; also organist and 
choir master St Luke's Episcopal 
Church Kalamazoo; organist and 
choir master Episcopal church of St 
John the Evangelist St Paul 1900 to 
date; also organist and musical dir 
Mt Zion Hebrew Temple St Paul 1903 
to date; very successful as teacher 
of music and musical dir; dir large 
choruses at the Sangerfest in summer 
of 1906. 



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Little Sketches of Big Folks. 



FANXING John T, Minneapolis. 
Consulting Engineer. Born Dec 31, 
183 7 in Norwicli Conn, son of Jolin 
H and Elizabetli (Pridde) Fanning. 
Married June 14, 18 65 to Louise Bens- 
ley. Educated in the schools of Nor- 
wich Conn; enlisted in the 3d Regt 
Conn Vol served its full term; 
began professional work in Norwich 
1862 and was 8 years acting city eng. 
Removed to Manchester N H in 18 72 
to supervise construction of public 
water supply; served on Board of Ed- 
ucation and chairman of high school 
committee Manchester; employed in 
1881 to report additional water sup- 
ply for N Y, Brooklyn and cities of 
the Hudson Valley; retained by Bos- 
ton Water Board and later by Metro- 
politan Water Board of Mass as ex- 
pert in condemnation cases; and by 
Chicago Drainage Commission. In 1885 
reported on imi^rovements of water 
power in Miss river at Minneapolis; 
appointed chief eng and agent of the 
St Anthony Falls Water Power Co 
1886; consulting eng of St Paul, Min- 
neapolis and Manitoba Ry and Great 
Northern Ry and v pres of the Min- 
neapolis Union Ry. Directed con- 
struction of great dam, public water 
supply and electric lighting of Austin 
Texas; water power on Missouri riv- 
er at Great Falls Mont and on Spo- 
kane river at Spokane Wash; power 
on the Missouri river near Helena 
Mont; patentee of improvements in 
slow-burning bldg constructions, tur- 
bine water wheels, pumping engines 
and steam boilers. Author of "A 
Treatise on Hydraulic and Water Sup- 
ply Engineering." Fellow of Am- 
erican Assn for the advancement of 
Science; ex-dir of American Society 
of Civil Engineers and ex-pres of the 
American Water Works Assn. 

FAKLY Francis X, Crookston. 
Physician ( R) and surgeon. Born 
Feb 4, 184 4 in St Bartholomew Quebec 
Can, son of Francis X and Emilie 
(Denommee) Farly. Married twice: 
Jan 22, 1866 to Agatha Fiset and 
June 10, 1888 to Elenore Barbeau. 
Attended College de L'Assomption P 
Q for the full classical course 1857- 
64; graduated from Mich College of 
Medicine Detroit 1881. From grad- 
uation practiced 14 months at Tren- 
ton Mich; 18 months at Red Lake 



Falls; and in Crookston to date. 
Member Minn State and Red River 
Valley Medical societies. 

FARMER Mai-tin, Minneapolis. 
Res 3 312 1st av S, office 3 07 6th st S. 
Merchant. Born Mar 9, 1869 in Ver- 
non Center Minn, son of Mathew and 
Ella (Weston) Farmer. Married Nov 
7, 19 06 to Josephine Menth. Received 
his education in common schools. 
Moved to Mankato 1891; employed 
in mercantile business until 1906; 
moved to Minneapolis and engaged in 
business as Farmer Bros whol hosiery 
to date. 

FARXHAM Charles W, St Paul. 
Res 54 6 Marshall av, office Nat Ger- 
man American Bank bldg. Born 
June 4, 18 67 in Buffalo N Y, son of 
Horatio Nelson and Maria Love 
(Shiels) Farnham. Married in 1900 
to Kate Hunbird. Educated in priv- 
ate and public schools in St Paul, 
Griswold College Davenport la and 
U of M Law School degree of LL M. 
Has been engaged in the practice of 
law since 1895; member of the Am- 
erican Bar Assn; Ramsey County Bar 
Assn, Roosevelt Club and is sec. treas 
and dir of the Jackson County Iron 
Co; member and sec of Board of Gov- 
ernors of the Minn State Bar Assn. 

FARNSAVORTH Ezra, Minneapolis. 
Res 1414 Mt Curve av, office 43 6 
Boston blk. Real estate. Born Jan 
3, 1843 in Boston Mass, son of Ezra 
and Sarah M ( Parker) Farnsworth. 
Married in 18 70 to Leila F Newcomb. 
Educated in common and high 
shools. Employed in dry goods busi- 
ness until 1861; served in Civil War 
in 2 6th Mass Infantry 1861-65. 
Moved to New York and employed in 
dry goods business 186 6-79; Stevens 
county Minn, on farm 1879-82; 
moved to Mineapolis and has been 
engaged in real estate business to 
date. Member GAR and Loyal 
Legion. 

FARRAR Fred Andrew, Brainerd. 
Banker. Born April 6, 1861 in Mil- 
waukee Mis, son of Andrew P and 
Sarah J Farrar. Married Feb 20, 1895 
to Ethel M Small. Educated in high 
school and business college Jackson 
Mich. First engaged in store room 



Lilth' Sketches of Bi;/ Foils. 



l:!l 



dept and as timekeeper for K P Ry 
until 1882; variously employed as bkpr 
and elk until 1889; mngr of dry goods 
store until 1892; city elk 1S92-1900; 
entered First National Bank as teller 
Jan 1, 1900 and has since been suc- 
cessively asst caslir and cashr. Dir 
and treas Minn Park Region Land Co; 
member city council; served as quar- 
termaster sergeant 3d Regt M N G. 
Member Commercial Club ; Masonic 
fraternity, 32d degree; K T; Shrine; 
E P O E and K of P. 

FAKKIXGTON Kay G, Ortonville. 
Lawyer. Born Ai)ril 3 0, 18 72 in Mc- 
Gregor la, son of Theodore and Eliza- 
beth (Prevey) Farrington. Married 
Nov 5, 1902 to Louise Opsal. Gradu- 
ated from high school McGregor la 
1889. Admitted to the bar 189 6. 
Practiced at Ortonville Minn to date. 
Served as municipal judge of Orton- 
ville 1 year; and 1 term on Board 
of Public Works; served as county 
atty of Big Stone county 1899-1903. 
Member Minn State Senate and I O 
O F. 

FEATHERSTOX Patrick, Red 

Wing. Brewer. Married Aug 9, 1862 
in Hudson N Y, son of John and Ann 
(Holligan) Featherston. Married in 
1897 to Luca R Christ. Educated in 
public schools Chatfield Minn 18 68- 
74; farming 1874-7 6; engaged in 
livery stable business 1876-79; em- 
ployed as brakeman C & N W Ry 
18 79-82; conductor C & N W Ry 1882 
to date; partner Red Wing Brewing 
Co. Member B P O E, K of P and 
Royal Arcanum. 

FEDDERS AVilliam John, St Paul. 
Res 212 Nelson av, office 187 B 3d st. 
Employment bureau. Born July 4, 
187 8 in Tonning Germany, son of Pet- 
er C and Margaret (Schmitt) Fed- 
ders. Married Jan 30, 1901 to Cath- 
erine McPike. Educated in the pub- 
lic schools and business college of St 
Paul. Employed as stenographer with 
Adam Decker 189 4-95. With Foley 
Bros railroad contractors in various 
capacities 1895-1902; established the 
firm of W J Fedders & Co St Paul 
and engaged in furnishing men to 
railroad companies, mining com- 
panies and contractors and handled 



30,000 laborers during 1906; also 
member of Western Labor and Supply 
Co Omaha and Freeland Bros Chicago. 
Member Commercial Club, Masonic 
fraternity. Shrine and B P O E. 

FEESER Louis, St Paul. Res 454 
Iglehart st, office 43 2 Globe bldg. 
Lawyer. Born June 18, 1863 in 
Jamestown Ky, son of Louis and Mary 
(Heller) Feeser. Married July 2 2, 
1888 to Anna Murphy. Educated in 
common schools of Buffalo; high 
school St Paul. Studied law in father's 
office and U of M. Studied patent 
law and admitted to the bar in Wash- 
ington D C; engaged in practice of his 
profession in Washington; returned 
to St Paul and has been associated 
with his father under the firm name 
of Louis Feeser & Co to date making 
a specialty of patents and patent law. 
Treas and dir Northern Farm Land 
Co. Member of the Liberal Club St 
Paul prominent in the Royal Arcanum, 
Foresters, M W A and Junior Pio- 
neers and Maccabees. 



FENWICK John, St Paul. Res 800 
Selby av, office 602-603 Chamber of 
Commerce. Teacher of music. Born 
1869 in Seham Harbour county of 
Durham England, son of James Ed- 
ward and Anna Jurdeson (Hardwick) 
Fenwick. Educated in the public 

schools Sedgfield England; Benshaw 
Academy 4 years under instruction 
of James Fenwick; studied vocal and 
instrumental music in England and 
Italy. Was boy soloist at Durham 
Cathedral; received a certificate as 
Master of Harmony at St Cuthbert's 
Conservatory and diploma from Dur- 
ham Chorister School; other honors 
at St Nicholas Cathedral Newcastle- 
on-Tyne. Served in mounted infan- 
try during the Riel rebellion in Can; 
8 months service as teacher among 
the Sioux Indians; engaged in choir 
work at Fort Rouge 1890; taught 
theory at St John's College; removed 
to St Paul and later to St Cloud, Lit- 
tle Falls, Big Lake etc where he was 
engaged in teaching music, leading 
choirs etc. Returned later to St Paul 
and organized St Paul Amateur Chor- 
al Club. Now principal of Fenwick 
School of Music. Teacher of music 
in St Paul for 13 years. 



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FERGUSON Cassius M, Minneapo- 
lis. Lawyer. Born July 1S61 in Pen- 
obscot county Me, son of Willard B 
and Rebecca (Goodwin) Ferguson. 
Married Oct 1893 to Margaret Under- 
wood. Attended academy Newbury- 
port Mass 186 7-68; Waterville (Me) 
Classic Institute 1869-70; Bowdoin 
College 1870-74. Engaged in prac- 
tice of law in Minneapolis 18 79 to 
date. Minn atty for Western Union 
Telegraph Co 1886 to date. Member 
Commercial Club. 

FERGUSON Edwin Malvin, Duluth. 
Res 216 E 3d st, office 218-220 W 
Michigan. Merchant. Born April 2, 
18 67 in Oakland county Mich, son 
of Andrew and Mary Churchess (Day) 
Ferguson. Married Feb 2 0, 1902 to 
Luella Wood. Educated in public 
school and high schools Oaklana 
county Mich and Eau Claire Wis. Em- 
ployed by railroad construction com- 
pany 1888-92; member Knudson & 
Ferguson commissary contractors 
for construction companies 189 2-9 6; 
organized and was sec and treas of 
Smith Fruit & Produce Co Duluth 
1896-9 9; now sec, treas and mngr 
Knudson Ferguson Fruit Co Duluth. 
Pres Western Fruit Jobbers Assn 
1905-1907; member Commercial Club, 
Masonic fraternity and B P O E. 

FERGUSON John F, Minneapolis. 
Res 2659 Bryant av S, office Nicollet 
Island. Manufacturer. Born Nov 
2 8, 18 57 in Hamden Me, son of John 
G and Lydia (Vickery) Ferguson. 
Married April 2 5, 1888 to Marcia M 
Treat. Educated in common schools. 
Engaged in farming Unity Me 1876; 
engaged in lumber business Canton 
S D 1878-9 5; moved to Minneapolis 
1895 and became treas of Coffin's 
Box & Lumber Co. Dir First Nat 
Bank Canton S D; v pres Canton 
Gen Elec Co. Member Masonic fra- 
ternity; K P. 



FESLER Bert, Duluth. Res 6019 
Tioga st, office 604 First Nat Bank 
bldg. Lawyer. Born July 22, 18 66 
in Franklin Ind, son of John R and 
Harriet (Fish) Fesler. Married Mar 
2 8, 1894 to Vinnie L King. Admit- 
ted to the bar 1893. City atty of Du- 
luth 1904-1908. 



FIELD Cornelius A, Duluth. Res 
1227 E 3d st, office 203 Exchange 
bldg. Real estate, insurance and 
loans. Born Feb 4, 1825 in Berlin 
Vt, son of Alpheus and Rhoda (Em- 
erson) Field. Married Jan 20, 1853 
to N Maria Dewey. Educated in pub- 
lic and high schools Jnanover N H. 
Engaged in gen merchandise business 
first as elk and partner in firm of 
Scott & Field Montpelier Vt 15 years; 
moved to Hanover N H in same busi- 
ness 18 62; postmaster Hanover 1865- 
85; moved to Duluth 1887 and has 
since been engaged in real estate bus- 
iness. 

FIELD Etiwiu Dewey, Duluth. Res 
1227 B 3d st, office 203 Exchange 
bldg. Real estate and insurance. 
Born June 1858 in Montpelier Vt, son 
of Cornelius A and Maria (Dewey) 
Field. Attended public schools Han- 
over N H; graduated from Dartmouth 
College B S 1880. Bkpr and teller 
Rockford (111) Nat Bank 1882-85; 
moved to Duluth and employed in 
grain business 1885-88; with father 
established E D Field Co Duluth real 
estate and insurance. One of incor- 
porators and treas Duluth Board of 
Fire Underwriters; pres Duluth Real 
ty Investment Co; dir New Dulutn Co. 
Member Commercial, Boat and Curl- 
ing clubs. 

FIELD Nicolai F, Fergus Falls. 
Lawyer. Born Aug 13, 1872 in Mur- 
ray county Minn, son of Fred N and 
Carrie Field. Married Sept 19, 1900 
to Ida Adams. Educated in common 
schools Otter Tail county; high school 
Fergus Falls and graduated from la 
College of Law 1899. Engaged in 
law practice in Fergus Falls 1899 to 
date. Member of Haupt & Field; 
city atty 1903 to date. Member Ma- 
sonic fraternity, I O O F and K of P. 

FIFIELI) James Clark, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 4004 Queen av S, office 712 
Andrus bldg. Lawyer and manufact- 
urer. Born Feb 3, 1862 in Cedar Falls 
la, son of L B and Emily J (Wal- 
worth) Fifield. Attended Phillips 
Academy Andover Mass 1879-83 ; grad- 
uated; Johns Hopkins Univ Balti- 
more Md 1883-87 graduated A B; 
Maryland Univ Law School Baltimore 
18 86-87; admitted to practice Min- 
neapolis Feb 1891. Member Fifield & 



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Fifield lawyers 1891-95; Fifleld, 
Fletcher & Fifield lawyers 1895- 
1902; Fifield, Fletcher, Larimore & 
Fifield lawyers 1902-19 6. Member 
Atty's Xat Clearing House Co publish- 
ers Clearing House Quarterly 189 5 to 
date; sec and gen mngr Tabasco 
Plantation Co Mexico; cane sugar 
mnfrs 1901 to date, owning :32,3 03 
acres in cane; capacity of factory 3 00 
tons sugar per day. Member Beta 
Theta Pi college fraternity Johns 
Hopkins Chapter. 

FIXCH Dudley H, St Paul. Res 
579 Summit av, office 2 25 E 4th st. 
Merchant. Born Nov 9, 18 52 in Del- 
eware O, son of Sherman Finch. 
Married 1878 to Mary Dexter Hudson 
Wis. Educated in public schools of 
Ohio and graduated from high school 
Mt Vernon. Removed to St Paul in 
1861 and continued his studies. En- 
gaged in dry goods business with his 
brother; was member of the firm of 
Albrecht, Lanpher & Finch succeed- 
ed by Lanpher, Finch & Skinner 
1901; former pres of French, Finch 
& Henry Mnfg Co whol dealers in 
shoes, rubbers, boots etc. Member 
Minnesota and Commercial clubs. 

FIXEHOUT John Williaiii, St Paul. 
Res 59 5 Olive st, office Court House. 
Municipal judge. Born Aug 2, 1873 
in St Paul Minn, son of Henry and 
Catherine A Finehout. Educated in 
St Paul public schools, Shattuck Mili- 
tary Academy Faribault Minn and 
graduated from night law school U 
of M, LL B 189 8. Employed C St 
P M & O Ry 1891-95; Great North- 
ern Ry 189 6-9 7; elk in law office of 
C D & T D O'Brien 1897; chief elk 
corporation atty's office city of St 
Paul 1898-99; capt Co "B" 15th Minn 
Vol Inf 1899-19 02; asst corporation 
atty and state prosecuting atty St 
Paul 1899-1902; elected judge of the 
municipal court 1902; re-elected 
19 06. Member of the Commercial 
Club; ex-pres Lincoln Club; member 
of Roosevelt Club and dir of East 
Side Commercial Club. 

FIXKELNBURG William A, Wino- 
na. Res 377 Grand, office Odd Fel- 
lows blk. Born Feb 12, 1853 in 
Fountain City Wis, son of August 
Finkelnburg. Married in 1886 to So- 



fian Ahrens. Educated in public 
schools Fountain City Wis; Galesville 
Univ Wis and Washington Univ law 
dept 18 78. Admitted to bar in 1879 
practiced law and engaged in civil 
eng Fountain City Wis 1879-83; came 
to Winona and engaged in practice 
of law 1883 to date. 

FINNELL, Joseph Michael, St Paul. 

Res 7 77 E 6th st, office 474 Wabasha 
St. Physician and surgeon (R). 
Born Sept 21, 18 60 in New York City, 
son of Dr Thomas Constantino and 
Maria J (McDermott) Finnell. Mar- 
ried Oct 22, 1902 to Theresa Stierle. 
Graduated from the public schools in 
New York City 1879; Univ of City 
of New York medical dept 1887. 
Practiced medicine in N Y 1887; in 
St Paul 18 88 to date. 

FISCHER Albert, St Paul. Res 
4 54 Moore blk, office 22 E 3d st. 
Merchant and mnfr. Born May 2 6, 
1860 in St Paul, son of Louis and Em- 
eline ( Regelsberger) Fischer. Educat- 
ed in the public schools of Baldwin 
and Madison and high schools in St 
Paul; attended business college. In 
whol rubber trade 187 7 to date. Pres 
St Paul Rubber Co; dir Colorado Rub- 
ber Co of Denver. Member Junior Pio- 
neers; B P O E; Minn and Commer- 
cial clubs St Paul. 

FISCHER Henry P, Shakopee. 
Physician and surgeon (R). Born 
Mar 12, 1870 in Canada, son of Mi- 
chael and Catherine (Hohenadel) 
Fischer. Married June 18, 189 5 to 
Minnie Huck. Graduated from St 
Jerome's College Berlin Can 1890. 
Has been continuously engaged in 
practice of his profession to date. 
Member American Medical Assn ; Car- 
ver Scott County and Minn State 
medical societies. 

FISH Daniel, Minneapolis. Res 
2301 3d av S, office 412 N Y Life 
bldg. Lawyer. Born Jan 31, 1848 
in Cherry Valley 111, son of Daniel 
and Pamelia (Adams) Fish. Edu- 
cated in public schools of 111 and la 
and afterwards taught school. En- 
listed in 111 Infantry during Civil War; 
and until 18 70 was engaged in the 
book and news business at W'averly, 
Dubuque and Manchester la. Studied 



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Little Sketches of Big Folks. 



law and was admitted to bar in 1871. 
Removed to Delano Minn edited the 
Delano Eagle; moved to Minneapolis 
and was the first atty of the City 
Park Board; atty Minn Title and 
Trust Co. Engaged in law practice. 
Probate judge of Wright county 1876- 
79. Member Minneapolis Library 
Board 1900-1905; Commission to Re- 
vise Statutes 1901-19 05; American 
and State Bar assns. 

FISHER George A, Minneapolis. 
Res 2019 Hamline av S E, office 221 
N 1st St. Manufacturer. Born June 
21, 1866 in Rutland Mass, son of Al- 
van B and Julia (Heywood) Fisher. 
Married Sept 2, 1S96 to Anna Litera. 
Educated in common schools; moved 
to Minneapolis 18 83 and worked in 
paper box factory 1885-93: organized 
the Fisher Paper Box Co 1893 and 
has continued in business to date. 
Dir Frederick Stock Co. Member I 
OOF. 

FISHER Harry White, Duluth. Res 
707 E 1st St, office 600 First Nat Bank 
bldg. Mines and mining. Born 18 78 
in Iowa, son of Henry A and Esther 
(White) Fisher. Married in 1892 to 
Ethel M Pattison. Educated in com- 
mon schools, Cornell College, Univ 
of Wis, U of M and Michigan School 
of Mines. Sheep raising in Wyoming 
1899-1901; mine inspector Vermillion 
range 1901-1903; moved to Duluth 
and engaged in mines and mining 
business with Martin, Pattison & Pat- 
tison. Member Kitchi Gammi Club 
and Masonic fraternity. 

FISHER AVilliam H. St Paul. Res 

7 85 Grand av, office 319 Jackson st. 
Promoter. Born Dec 2 4, 1844 in 
Hunterdon county N J, son of James 
S and Catherine L (Stout) Fisher. 
Married Jan 20, 1866 to Ada B Nel- 
son. Educated in public and private 
schools in N J; grammar school; busi- 
ness college in N Y City. In service 
of the Dubuque & Sioux City R R Co 
in la 1864-73; moved to St Paul 1873 
as supt of St Paul & Pacific R R Co 
and atty in fact for the receiver of 
the company; asst gen mngr of the 
1st div St Paul & Pacific R R under 
gen mngr for the trustees in posses- 
sion 187 6-79; was pres and mngr of 
the St Paul & Duluth R R Co 1883- 



99; V pres and gen mngr Duluth & 
Winnipeg R R Co and gen mngr 
North Star Construction Co 1888-93. 
Dir International Ry Service Co. 

FITCH 3Iajor Graham I>eiiby, Du- 
luth. Res 414 E Superior, office En- 
gineers bldg. U S army officer. Born 
Feb 19, 1860 in Chicago, son of 
Henry S and Ellen Rose (Hetzel) 
Fitch. Married in 19 00 to Hermonie 
King. Educated in France and Ger- 
many and West Point. In U S Engi- 
neers Corps; service on Mississippi 
river, N Y harbor, Willetts Point, 
Santiago, Cuba, Oswego, Lake On- 
tario and Little Rock Ark; appoint- 
ed to Duluth 190 6 in charge of har- 
bor improvements. Member Society 
C E; Commercial, Kitchi Gammi and 
Northland Country clubs Duluth and 
University Club N Y. 

FITZ John Henry, St Paul. Res 
72 9 Hague av, office 3 4 Union blk. 
Civil engineer and surveyor. Born 
Feb 22, 1860 in St Paul, son of 
Rudolph H and Elmina F (Howard) 
Fitz. Married Aug 30, 18 82 to Allie 
P Fowble. Educated in the common 
and high schools St Paul; graduated 
187 7. Charge of surveys in the office 
of city eng St Paul 187 8-8 6. Mem- 
ber firm of Fowble & Fitz 18 86 to 
date. Member Civil Engineers' So- 
ciety of St Paul. 

FITZGIBBONS Thomas, St Paul. 
Res 115 Western av, office 164 E 3d 
St. Manufacturers" agt. Born July 
19, 1850 in New Castle Ind, son of 
Michael and Margaret (Allen) Fitz- 
gibbons. Married to May E Reed. 
Educated in St Mary's School Rich- 
mond Ind. Engaged as elk in gro- 
cery Richmond 1876; hotel elk Zanes- 
ville O 1876-80; trav salesman Zanes- 
ville Tobacco Works 18 80-84; with 
Am Tobacco Co 1884-1903; mnfrs" 
agt 1903 to date. Member B P O E. 

FITZPATRICK Patrick, Winona. 
Res 2 53 W Mill st, office Richardson 
blk. Lawyer. Born March 17, 18 51 
in Galena 111, son of James and 
Mary (McDonald) Fitzpatrick. Ed- 
ucated in public schools Galena, 111; 
district schools Fillmore county 
Minn; normal school Winona; and 



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U of M. Engaged in teach- 
ing school 187 8-79; admitted to bar 
1881 and has been engaged in the 
practice of his profession in Winona 
to date. Member State Senate 189 8 
to date. 

FITZPATKICK Thomas, St Paul. 
Res 293 Dayton av, office 15-17 West 
9th St. Building contractor. Born 
Jan 15, 1833 in Dublin Ireland, son 
of James Fitzpatrick. Married in 1857 
to Bridget Costello. Came to U S 
with his parents in 1839, and received 
a high school education in L-'ennsyl- 
vania. Resided in Philadelphia 10 
years, and later in Pittsburgh until 
1856; moved to Dubuque la and was 
actively engaged in contracting and 
building until 1858, when he moved to 
St Paul; has since continuel in the 
same line, now being at the head of 
the firm of Thomas Fitzpatrick & 
Son composed of himself and Mark 
Fitzpatrick. Has erected some of 
St Paul's finest residences. Trustee 
of State Savings Bank since its or- 
ganization ; dir of Workhouse Board 
since 1895. 

FTTZSIMMOXS Charles Thomas, 

Duluth. Res 1431 E 1st st, office 
122-124 W Michigan. Merchant. 
Born Nov 8, 1863 in Sparta Wis, son 
of William and Mary (Scantelton) 
Fitzsimmons. Married Aug 3, 1893 
to Charlotte T Hunter. Educated 
in common and high schools Sparta 
Wis. Employed in woolen mills 
1880-81; learned flour milling busi- 
ness and followed same 1881-83; 
engaged in gen mercantile business 
Burr Oak Wis under firm name of 
J T Scantelton & Co 1883-84; en- 
gaged in creamery business Cataract 
Wis as Fitzsimmons & Atchison 
1884-85; moved to St Paul and en- 
gaged in whol commission business 
with Geo W Martin & Co 18 86; 
moved to Duluth and engaged in 
whol fruit produce business as a 
partner in Geo W Martin & Co until 
1887; Martin, Fitzsimmons & War- 
field 1887-89; Fitzsimmons & War- 
field Co 1889-91; Fitzsimmons-Der- 
rig Co 1891-1906; Fitzsimmons-Pal- 
mer Co 19 06 to date, of which firm 
he is pres, mngr and dir; gen mngr, 
treas and dir R N Fernandez Cigar 
Co. Member Commercial Club, Ma- 
sonic fraternity and B P O E. 



FLAATEN GUSTAV, Duluth. Res 
216 E 4th St, office 210-212 W 1st 
St. Music teacher. Born Sept 16, 
187 7 in Christiansland Norway, son 
of Halvor and define (Davidson) 
Flaaten. Studied violin under J H 
Flaaten and Carl Riedelsberger; un- 
der Richard Hagemeister of Royal 
Orchestra Berlin 1899; later with 
Gustav Lange. Located in Duluth 
and is now dir of Flaaten's Conserva- 
tory of Music and Dramatic Art. 

FLANNERY George Perry, Minne- 
apolis. Res 2416 Blaisdell, office 
809 N Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born 
Feb 12, 18 52 in Marquette county 
Wis, son of Michael and Catherine 
(Flynn) Flannery. Went to Bis- 
marck Dak in 1874 as atty for N P 
Rv; remained and practiced law un- 
til 1887; asst U S atty for Dak 3 
years; city atty for Bismarck 4 years; 
dist atty 6th judicial district Dak 2 
years; pres Board of Education Bis- 
marck 4 years; member Flannery & 
Cooke lawyers Minneapolis 1885 to 
date. 

FLAXXERY Henry C, Minneapolis. 
Res 2416 Blaisdell av, office 804 N 
Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born Apr 4, 
1879 in Bismarck N D, son of George 
P and Alice (Green) Flannery. Edu- 
cated in public and high schools Min- 
neapolis; graduated from U of M, A 
B 1902; LL B 1904. Engaged in 
practice of his profession to date. 
Member M N G; Hennepin County 
Bar Assn; Roosevelt and Lafayette 
clubs; Phi Delta Theta and Delta Chi 
college fraternities. 

FLECKEX Adam, Shake pee. Hotel 
propr. Born Mar 2 7, 1841 in Lim- 
berg Holland, son of Hubbard and 
Mary (Johnson) Flecken. Married 
April 27, 1869 to Josie Deacon. Re- 
ceived his education in his native 
land. Came to the U S and settled 
in Carver county Minn 1863. Enlist- 
ed 18 64 and served in 2d Regt Minn 
Cavalry 1866; located in Shakopee 
and employed as blksmith in Omaha 
Ry machine shop until removal to 
St Paul; mngr and propr of brick- 
yard 4 years; then purchased Occi- 
dental Hotel Shakopee, which he has 
conducted to date. Member St John's 
Society. 



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FLECKENSTEIN William M, Fari- 
bault. Brewer. Born Mar 11, 18 68 
in Faribault Minn, son of Ernst and 
Sophia (Doepping) Fleckenstein. 
Married in 189 7 to Margaret S Gan- 
ser of Owatonna Minn. Educated in 
the public schools of Faribault. 
After leaving school was employed in 
the Ernst Flecltenstein Brewing Co 
established by his father 18 57; on 
death of his father 1901 he succeed- 
ed him as gen mngr. Firm is com- 
posed of Wm M, Edw R, Alfred A 
and Emma R Fleckenstein. 

FLETCHER Henry Erskine, Min- 
neapolis. Res 1026 2d av S, office 
512 Andrus bldg. Retired merchant 
Born July 31, 18 43 in Lyndon Vt, 
son of Joel and Zerviah Townsend 
(Meigs) Fletcher. Educated at St 
Johnsbury (Vt) Academy and Dart- 
mouth College. Succeeded his father 
in whol flour and grain business St 
Johnsbury Vt 18 75; v pres Merchants 
National Bank St Johnsbury Vt 1875- 
79; moved to Minneapolis 1879 and 
engaged in flour milling business 
under the firm name of Sidle, Fletch- 
er, Holmes Co; retired from same 
1887; engaged in whol lumber busi- 
ness under the firm name of Fletcher 
Bros 1880-88. Dir of M St P & S 
Ste M Ry Co from its organization 
1883-90; dir C G W Ry. Member 
Commercial, Minneapolis and Lafay- 
ette clubs. 

FLETCHER Lafayette G M, Man- 
kato. Banker. Born Feb 13, 1830 
in Stockholm, St Lawrence county N 
Y, son of Adolphus and Sarah (Well- 
ington) Fletcher. Twice married- 
Dec 1858 to Lucina B Foot and May 
15, 1872 to Susie M Dyer. Educated 
m common schools; St Lawrence 
Academy Potsdam N Y and Ogdens- 
burg N Y Academy. Taught school 
in winters 1849-54; with govt survey 
Blue Earth county 18 54; settled in 
Mankato 1854; taught school winters 
185 5-58; member State Senate 18 83; 
has been engaged in grain, storing, 
farming and real estate. Pres and 
trustee Mankato Savings Bank. Mem- 
ber School Board more than 4 years. 
Member Commercial Club. 



FLETCHER Loren, Minneapolis. 
Res 12 5 S 10th. Member of Con- 
gress. Born April 10, 1833 in Mt 
Vernon Me, son of Levi Fletcher. 
Married in 185 5 to Amerette J Thom- 
as of Bar liarbor Me. Attended 
village school in his birthplace and 
Kent's Hill Seminary. Engaged as 
elk Bangor Me 1850-53; moved to 
Dubuque la 1856; worked for Don- 
lius Morrison St Anthony 1857-60; 
purchased ipterest in dry goods busi- 
ness of E A Allen 1860; entered 
partnership in gen store with Chas 
M Loring 18 61. Increased business 
by adding lumber and pine lands, 
farms, etc; was interested with W 
F Cahill, afterwards proprs of Gal- 
axy and Minnetonka mills; partner- 
ship lasted 3 5 years. Member Minn 
Legislature 10 years. Member U H 
House of Representatives 1S92-1907. 

FLOWER General Mark 1). Born 
March 3, 1842 in Chagrin Falls O 
(died Feb 3, 1907); son of M T C 
and Cybele B Flower. Married Oct 
1864 to Miss Lena Gutherz. Ed- 
ucated in common schools of Ohio and 
Minn and Aurora Institute Aurora 111. 
Came to Minn with parents in 1855 
enlisted in Co C 7th 111 Vol Inf for 
90 days' service 1861; re-enlisted 
3 6th 111 Vol Inf; was made adjt gen 
in Memphis Dec 1863; enrolled 
militia with rank of capt; after 4 
years' actice service retired July 
1865; returned to Minn and engaged 
in hotel business Mankato Minn; also 
interested in flour milling at same 
point until 18 69; appointed adjt gen 
of Minn 1870 and served until 1875, 
resigning to engage in grain and 
transportation business, having ac- 
quired a fleet of boats and barges; 
entire fleet and holdings destroyed 
by cyclone on Yellowstone river 
1877; returned to St Paul and be- 
came sec Republican State Central 
Committee 1881, at which time he 
was also chairman of the executive 
committee: elected chief elk House 
of Representatives 1879; re-elected 
1881; dep collector of customs port 
of St Paul 1879; resigned to become 
inspector of steam vessels 5th dist 
USA; refused re-appointment under 
President Harrison; gen claim agt 
C G W Ry 18 86-1890; resigning to 
become pres and gen mngr St Paul 



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Union Stock Yards Co 1 890-1905; 
appointed postmaster at St Paul Dec 
16, 1905, continuing in ofRce until 
his death. Member Minn State Leg- 
islature from 7th ward St Paul 19 05; 
author of many important bills in 
the legislature; also Republican lead- 
er. At the time of his death he was 
Dir C G W Ry; pres St Paul Union 
Stock Yards Co; dir Stock Yards Nat 
Bank; pres S St Paul Grain Co; dir 
Commercial Club; was formerly a 
dir Chamber of Commerce St Paul. 
Member Acker Post G A R St Paul. 

FOHES W H, St Paul. Res 3 07 
Laurel av, office Pioneer Press bldg. 
N W Fuel Co. Born Jan 5, 18 70 in 
Brooklyn N Y, son of Nathan and 
Elizabeth (Keith) Fobes. Married 
19 05 to Gertrude Allen Kirk. Edu- 
cated in the public and private 
schools Brooklyn N Y and high 
school Orange N J. Began his busi- 
ness career with H B Claflin & Co 
whol dry goods N Y 18 80-189 0; 
moved to St Paul and was engaged 
as elk with N W Fuel Co 1893; elect- 
ed asst treas 1900, which office he 
still holds. Member of ^ White Bear 
Yacht Club; Amateur Athletic Club. 

FOGAKTY Thomas C, St Paul. Res 
341 St Peter, office The Boston. Mer- 
chant. Born June 19, 1868 in Delhi 
Ont, son of Thomas and Cecila ( Her- 
ogerford) Fogarty. Educated in the 
common and high schools Flint Mich. 
First engaged in the clothing busi- 
ness in Flint Mich 1884-8 8; with R 
H Travers clothier Detroit Mich 188 8- 
92; moved to St Paul 189 2 and en- 
tered the employ of the Boston 
Clothing Co as buyer, where he re- 
mained until 1896; then with D May 
& Co St Louis 189 6-190 6; returned 
to St Paul as gen mngr, sec and dir 
of the Boston Clothing Co 1906 to 
date. Member B P O E. 

FOLANI) AValter Alphonzo, Ben- 
son. Lawyer and editor. Born Mar 
12, 1846 in Dayton O, son of Solo- 
mon and Sarah Belle (Francisco) 
Foland. Married July 2 6, 1876 to 
Laura A Woodburn. Attended 
Terre Haute (Ind) High School; 
graduated from Ind State Univ 18 70; 
law dept same LL B 1873. Moved 
to Willmar Minn and engaged in 



practice of law 18 74 to date; county 
atty Kandiyohi county 1875; moved 
to Benson and practiced law 187 6 to 
date; editor and publisher Benson 
Times 1885 to date, under firm name 
of Foland & McCune. Republican 
presidential elector 1888. 

FOLEY' Janie.s AVellington, Still- 
water. Res 813 S 3d st, office 
Mosier blk. Lumberman. Born Feb 
17, 1861 in Lincoln Me, son of Mi- 
chael and Ann (Dairey) Foley. Ed- 
ucated in common schools Lincoln 
Me. Employed in lumber business 
in New York and New Hampshire 
until 1884; moved to Stillwater and 
has been in employ of Mulvey & Car- 
michael loggers 18 84 to date; also 
in employ of Lammers Bros at same 
time and later interested in several 
of their many enterprises. Member 
B P O E. 

FOLLETT Denis, Hastings. OfRce 
2d St. Banker. Born Mar 3, 18 40 in 
Devonshire England, son of William 
and Elizabeth Follett. Married in 
1871. Attended private boarding 
schools in England 1848-54. Gradu- 
ated from commercial college Eng- 
land 18 59. Moved to Hastings Minn 
1861 and began his business career 
as elk for Follett & Renick bankers; 
has been engaged in banking since 
that time and is now v pres of First 
National Bank Hastings; has been ac- 
tively connected with this bank for 
over 40 years. 

FOOSHE Fuller W, St Paul. Res 

218 N Chatsworth st, office 50 7 Bal- 
timore blk. Insurance. Born Jan 
2 9, 1875 Coronacas S C, son of J D 
and Mary (Fuller) Fooshe. Edu- 
cated in public schools; Wofford Col- 
lege Spartenberg S C; Lexington 
Business College Lexington Ky. Has 
been engaged in the ins business 
since July 189 5 and is now supt in 
St Paul for the Prudential Ins Co. 
]\Iember Commercial and Roosevelt 
clubs. 

FOOT Edwin H, Red Wing. Man- 
ufacturer. Born Jan 6, 187 6 in Red 
Wing, son of Silas and Lydia Lorana 
(Park) Foot. Married in 189 7 to 
Eva T Lawther. Educated in pub- 
lic schools of Red Wing; Shattuck 



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School and graduated from Trinity 
College Hartford Conn 1898. Has 
been engaged as a member of S B 
Foot & Co shoe mnfrs and tanners 
1898 to date. Member Commercial 
Club; Masonic fraternity and Shrine. 

FOOT Frederick AV, Red Wing. 
Lawyer. Born Feb 11, 1872 in Red 
Wing Minn, son of Silas B and Lydia 
Lorana (Park) Foot. Educated in pub- 
lic schools and seminary Red Wing; 
Shattuck School Faribault and U of 
M, graduating 189 5 Studied law 
with C D and Thomas O'Brien; ad- 
mitted to bar 1895; practiced law 
St Paul 1895-1903; practiced law 
and engaged in ins business Red 
Wing 1903 to date. Member Com- 
mercial Club. 

FOOT Jesse, St Paul. Res 7 74 
Dayton av, office Court House. Pub- 
lie official. Born Aug 14, 1873 in 
Susquehanna county Pa, son of I^es- 
lie and Mary C (Harper) Foot. 
Married Feb 16, 1893 to Edna I 
Smith; April 2, 1904 to Mrs Geo 
Seibert. Educated in public schools 
of St Paul. First entered employ 
of M L Finkelstein jewelry, becom- 
ing mngr of same; elected treas 
Ramsey county 19 04; re-elected 
1906. 



FOOT SILAS B, Red Wing. Office 
219-23 9 E 3d st St Paul. Merchant. 
Born 1833 in New Milford Pa, son 
of Belus H Foot. Married July 6, 
1858 to Lydia Lorana Park. Edu- 
cated in county schools in his na- 
tive state. Worked for brother in 
gen store Prompton Pa until 1852; 
moved to San Antonio Tex and en- 
gaged in mercantile business 1853; 
returned to Pa on death of his 
brother and later removed to Red 
Wing Minn 18 57 engaging in gen 
merchandise; later started in shoe 
business under firm name of Foot & 
Sweeney; then Foot & Sterling; then 
Foot, Johnson & Co; with T A 
Schulze, Gustav Schurmeier and C 
Heinrich organized firm of Foot, 
Schulze & Co 1881 whol boots and 
shoes in St Paul ; maintains his resi- 
dence in Red Wing Minn. Mayor of 
Red Wing 1882-1883. Member Ma- 
sonic fraternity and Shrine. 



FOOTE Henry G, Minneapolis. 
Res 2704 Park av, office 2 5 28 Uni- 
versity av S E. Lumberman. Born 
May 22, 1874 in Danbury Conn, son 
of David T and Mary A (Gould) 
Foote. Married Jan 2, 1902 to Jes- 
sie M Queal. Educated in Boston 
Mass common schools. Moved to S 
Dak and was employed by J H Queal 
& Co in lumber business 1898-1906; 
moved to Minneapolis 1903 and or- 
ganized A G Foote Lumber Co 1906 
of which he is pres. Member Ma- 
sonic fraternity; I O O F. 

FORBES David 1), St Paul. Res 

69 4 Fairmont av, office 708 Manhat- 
tan bldg. Farm lands and real es- 
tate. Born Jan 9, 1856 in Ontario, 
son of Alexander and Margaret Dun- 
das) Forbes. Educated in jmblic schools 
Ontario and Marshall (Minn) High 
School. Taught school in Minnesota 
1883-85; trav salesman for farm ma- 
chinery 1885-88; real estate, loans, 
insurance and collections in Marshall 
1888-1905; sec Burchard Hulburt 
Inv Co farm lands and loans; and 
Lyon Land Co St Paul 19 05 to date. 
Ex-mayor Marshall Minn. Member 
Masonic fraternity and Shrine. 

FORBES Robert, Duluth. Res 
Hunter's Park, office 7 05 Palladio 
bldg. Mines and mining. Born 
April IS, 1860 in Peterhead Scot- 
land, son of James and Catherine 
(Turner) Forbes. Married Nov 15. 
18 92 to Emma E Walker. Educated 
in the common schools of Peterhead. 
Located in U S in 18 73 at Hartford 
Conn, later removing to New Britain 
Conn and then to Manitoulin Out; 
engaged in locating copper; nickel 
prospecting and Indian trading 1873- 
78; removed to Duluth and was vari- 
ously employed while studying for 
mining eng, being one of the original 
explorers on the Iron Range; in 18 80 
opened real estate and loan office in 
connection with his extensive mining 
interests; later abandoned the for- 
mer and now devotes his exclusive 
time to the purchase and sale of 
mineral lands and expert engineer- 
ing. Member I O O F. 

FORD Frank Edwin, St Paul. Res 
5 Crocus pi, office 1015 Pioneer 
Press bldg. Insurance. Born July 
17, 1862 in New York. Worked on 



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a farm and attended public schools 
during the winters until 15 years 
old; passed examination and was ad- 
mitted to the State Normal School at 
Pctsdam N Y when 16 years old: 
worked his way through and earned 
money to pay liis tuition by teaching 
and other work during his course: 
graduated in advanced English and 
special training in methods of teach- 
ing 1885; took post-graduate course 
in Latin and Greek. Was prin of 
Richville N Y Union Free School 
1885-87; taught in Columbia Gram- 
mar School N Y 1887; studied law 
with the Hon John I Gilbert and 
taught higher mathematics and elo- 
cution at Malone N Y 188 8-89; en- 
tered the employ of the Travelers 
Ins Co of Hartford Conn as special 
agt for southern N Y 1890: was 
made state agt for Minn, N and S 
Dak in 1890. 

FORSBUHG William, Warren. 
Public official. Born Aug 18, 1870 
in Albert Lea Minn, son of John and 
Amelia (Anderson) Forsburg. Mar- 
ried Dec 11, 1902 to Sadie C Sihlberg. 
Educated in public schools and busi- 
ness college. Moved to Marshall 
county 1884 and has been engaged 
in farming to date; elected sheriff 
19 00 and continues in that office. 
Served in township and school offices 
prior to election as sheriff: Rlember 
Commercial Club; K of P; I O O F; 
M W A. 

FORT Greenbury L, ^Minneapolis. 
Res 13 00 W'est Lake st, office Loan 
& Trust bldg. Lawyer. Boi'u June 
9, 1856 in Marshall county 111, son 
of Washington D and SaraU (Foster) 
Fort ( paternal name anglicised froin 
De la Feurt). Married 1887 to 
Clara Fortier. Attended district 
schools; Wesleyan Univ Bloomington 
111; Northwestern Univ Evanston 111 
LL B 18 82. Taught school in Illi- 
nois. Practiced law at Bismarck N 
D member Fort & Fort 1883-85; in 
Minneapolis 188 6 to date. Private. 
1st lieut and capt D N G Co A 1st 
Regt: maj and judge advocate 1st 
Brigade N D N G ; member Minne- 
apolis city council 4 years; city as- 
sessor of Minneapolis 4 yeai-s. Mem- 
ber Masonic order. Royal Arch and 
Knights Templar. 



FOSKETT Leslie D, Crookston. 
Banker. Born June 8, 1865 in 
Northfield Minn, son of Elmer C and 
Celia M ( Darrin ) Foskett. Married 
July 26, 1905 to Bernice Addison. 
Educated in jniblic schools Primghar 
la, Drake Univ Des Moines, graduat- 
ing A B 18 92. Deputy county audi- 
tor Primghar, deputy elk of courts 
Wellington Kas, in abstract and real 
estate business Marshall Minn 189 8- 
1902; opened Bank of Crookston 
1902. Member Masonic fraternity; 
B P O E; M W A. 

FOSSEEN Manley L, Mhmeapolis 
Res 292 Bloomington av, office 4 35 
Temple Court. Lawyer. Born Dec 
10, 1869 in La Salle couniy 111. son 
of Osman and Isabel (Richolson) 
Fosseen. Attended Dixon 111 Busi- 
ness College 1890; Minneapolis Acad- 
emy 1891-92; graduated from Uiv.- 
dept U of M 189 5. Has practiced 
law in Minneapolis 189 5 to date; 
elected to Minn Legislature 19 03 
and 1905; chairman sub-committee 
of judiciary committee on new code 
of insurance. Member Masonic fra- 
ternity; A O U W; M W A. 

FOSTER Bui-nside, St Paul. Res 
117 Farrington av, office 9 Lowry 
Arcade. Physician (R). Born ISiil 
Worcester Mass, son of Dwight and 
Henrietta Perkins (Baldwin) Foster. 
Married 1894 to Sophia Vernon Ham- 
mond. Educated Yale Univ A B 
1882; Harvard M D 1886; studied 
in Vienna, Paris, London and Dublin 
18 87. Interne at Mass General Hos- 
pital Boston 1886. Pres Ramsey 
County Medical Society 1906; mem- 
ber Minn State Medical Society, Am- 
erican Medical Assn and American 
Dermatological Assn. Editor St 
Paul Medical Journal; clinical pro- 
fessor of dermatology and lecturer 
on history of medicine U of M. 

FOSTER Edward Ci, Stillwater. 
Res 113 West Laurel st, office City 
Hall. Public official. Born Sept 21, 
18 56 in Belmont Ont, son of Joseph 
and Charlotte Catherine (Stevens) 
Foster. Married June 18 86 to Ellen 
M Sneeden. Educated in St Thomas 
High School St Thomas Ont. Located 
in Stillwater 1879 as scaler of lo^s 



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and lumber for number of years; d^p 

county treas 8 years; elected city 

treas in 1898 to date. Member I 6 
O F. 

FOULKE William, Minneapolis. 
Res 558 Lincoln av, office 815 (ior- 
mania Life. Lawyer. Bora in J\Ior- 
gan county O, son of \Villi:im and 
Eliza (Walker) Foulke. Married to 
Margaret J Dewees. Educated in 
public schools and Mt Plensf-.i;t (O) 
Academy. Worked on farm and s'ud- 
ied law; admitted to har and jn-ac- 
ticed in McConnellsville O ISfiv-SS; 
twice elected state's atty Morgan 
county O; mayor Malta O. Moved 
to St Paul and engaged in practice 
of law to date. Member Masonic 
fraternity and I O O F. 

FOAVBLE T AVilsoii, St Paul. Res 
2214 Langford, office 32 Union blk. 
Civil engineer and land sur- 
veyor. Born Nov 22, 1854 
in Baltimore Md, son of Thom- 
as and Mary (Peregory) Fow- 
ble. Married Feb 1884 to Eliza- 
beth Stuart Clark. Educated in the 
common and high schools St Paul 
1880-87; government employ on sur- 
veys in North Dakota 1887 to date. 
Senior member of the firm of Fowble 
& Fitz gen surveying. Member of 
Civil Engineer's Society St Paul. 
Member Masonic fraternity. 

FOWLER Cluirle.s Rolliii, Minne- 
apolis. Res 521 Forest av, office 401 
Loan & Trust bldg. Lawyer. Born 
Sept 17, 1869 at Jordan Minn, son 
of Rollin D and Jane (Varner) 
Fowler. Attended common schools 
in Jordan Minn and Minneapolis; 
graduated from law dept U of M, LL 
B 1892. Has practiced law in Min- 
neapolis 189 2-190 5; member Kerr & 
Fowler law firm 19 05 to date. Resi- 
dent V pres and gen atty for Ameri- 
can Surety Co of N Y. Has contrib- 
uted articles to the press on bank- 
ing law and financial subjects and on 
U S bankru])tcy law of 189 8. Ac- 
tive in politics and public affairs. 
Member Minneapolis, Minikahda and 
Commercial clubs Minneapolis. 

FOWLER John E, St Paul. Res 
The Gibson, office 220-226 E 3d. 
Merchant. Born Dec 27, 187 6 in On- 
tario Can, son of James and Isabelle 



(Kirkup) Fowler. Married in 1903 
to Josephine Dickson. Educated in 
public schools and Macalester Col- 
lege St Paul. Bkpr 3 years in Minn 
Savings Bank; bkpr St Paul Rubber 
Co; elected treas of same 1903. 
Member Commercial Club and Credit 
Men's Assn; Masonic fraternity. 

FRANK J H, Anoka. Physician 
(R). Born Jan 1, 1853 in Lewis 
county N Y, son of Robert R and 
Ruth (Green) Frank. Married July 

2 9, 189 6 to Mrs Charlotte Thayer. 
Educated in high school Ilion N Y; 
Fairfield N Y Seminary 18 69-70; 
Minn Coll Hospital 1881-82 and 
American Medical Coll 1882-83; has 
served as health officer, coroner, 
county physician, member Board of 
Education and Public Library Board 
Anoka; i)hysician to Anoka State 
Asylum; member U S Pension Board. 

FRANK Joliii, Le Roy. Farmer. 
Born Feb 13, 1834 in Germany. 
Married July 9, 1856. Educated in 
public and high schools and gradu- 
ated 1848. Came to U S 1854; to 
Mower county Minn 18 55 where he 
took up claim of 160 acres. Sutler 
and postmaster Fort Suelling 1868- 
78; returned to Mower county farm 
and has been engaged in its cultiva- 
tion to date; it now comprises 2100 
acres. Member Minn Legislature 
1881-82; pres First National Bank of 
Le Roy. Enlisted in 4th Regt Minn 
Vol 18 61 and served in Civil War 
until 1865. 

FRANKEL Louis Rudolph, St 

Paul. Res 93 6 Ashland av, office 

3 09 Nat Ger Am Bk bldg. Lawyer. 
Born Aug 7, 1875 in St Paul, son of 
Max and Josephine (Newman) 
Frankel. Attended St Paul graded 
schools 1881-89; graduated St Paul 
High School 1893; graduated U of M 
B L 1897; LL B 1899. In gen 
practice of law in St Paul 1899 to 
date; asst corp atty St Paul 1903 to 
date. Member Democratic State Cen- 
tral Committee; Ramsey County, 
Minn State and American Bar assns; 
Commercial and Minnesota Boat 
clubs St Paul and St Paul Rod and 
Gun Club. 



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FKANKLIX Simeon H, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 3 03 Aldricli av S, office 
620 1st St X. Mercliant. Born 
Sept 11, 1831 in Leon N Y, son of 
Asa and Roxanna ( Cliapman ) Franlt- 
lin. ^Married June 6, 1860 to Caro- 
line Bowen. Educated in common 
schools. Engaged in farming until 
18 5.5; moved to Osage la and engag- 
ed in retail hardware 1855-79. Same 
in Howard S D 1879-84; moved to 
Minneapolis 1885 and engaged in 
wholesale furniture business as S H 
Franklin & Co to date Served in 
21st la Inf 1862-63. Member GAR. 

PRATER John Taylor, Brainerd. 
U S Indian agt Leech Lake Agcy. 
Born April 19, 184 8 in Belmont 
county O, son of Thomas and Isa- 
bella (Taylor) Frater. Married Oct 
14, 187 4 to Julia A Myers. Attend- 
ed public schools Ohio; Ohio Central 
College and Duffs Mercantile College 
Pittsburg. Raised on farm; engaged 
in mercantile business in small way 
in Ohio; moved to Minn 1881 and 
worked as elk N P Ry 2 years; gro- 
cery bkpr 5 years; county treas Crow 
Wiiig county 1888-1904; state sena- 
tor 1905; insurance business 190 5- 
1907; appointed Indian agt Leech 
Lake Agcy 19 07; chairman Crow 
Wing county Republican Committee 
1896-1902; member Republican Club 
Brainerd; Commercial Club, Masonic 
fraternity, K of P, A O U W, Shrine 
and B P O E. 

FRAZEK Harry E, Pelican Rapids. 
Elevator and milling. Born Jan 18, 
18 73 in New York Mills Minn, son 
of Randolph L and Mary (Brandt) 
Frazee. Attended district school 
Frazee City Minn 187 8-85; Bishop 
Whipple School Moorhead 1885-88; 
State Normal School Moorhead 18 88- 
90; Central High School Minneapo- 
lis 1890-91. In employ of R L Frazee 
mill and elevator Pelican Rapids 
Minn 1891-9 8; member of firm of 
H E & P C Frazee Pelican Rapids 
Minn, mill and elevator, succeeding 
R L Frazee 189 8-190 7. V pres Fra- 
zee Realty Co 1907. 

FRAZEE I»aul Clifford, Pelican 
Rapids. Elevator, milling, banking 
and real estate. Born April 13, 1875 
in Frazee City Minn, son of Ran- 



dolph and Mary (Brandt) Frazee. 
Married July 4, 1900 to Flora M 
Cole. Received his education in dis- 
trict school Frazee City Minn 18 80- 
86; Bishop Whipple School Moor- 
head Minn 1886-88; State Normal 
School Moorhead Minn 1888-90; Cen- 
tral High School Minneapolis 1890- 
94. In employ of R L Frazee mill 
and elevator Pelican Rapids Minn 

18 94-95; in train service with N P 
Ry 1895-9 8; member firm of H E 
& P C Frazee Pelican Rapids, mill 
and elevator, succeeding R L Frazee; 
confidential elk to R L Frazee. Dir 
First National Bank Pelican Rapids 

19 02 to date. Pres and treas Frazee 
Realty Co Pelican Rapids Minn 190 7. 

FREEBORN John A, Fergus Falls. 
Physician and surgeon (R). Born 
Aug 3 0, 18 64 in Ontario, son of 
Thomas and Mary (Scott) Freeborn. 
Married Sept 23, 1891 to Lillie B 
Anderson. Educated in public and 
high schools Stratford Out; gradu- 
ated from Rush Medical College Chi- 
cago 1889; Bellevue Hospital Medi- 
cal College 1892. Engaged in prac- 
tice of his profession in Ortonville 
Minn 188 9-96; in Fergus Falls 1896' 
to date. Member Park Region Medi- 
cal Society; Minn State Medical 
Assn; Shrine, A F & A M and I O 
O F. 

FREEMAN xlndrew H, St Peter. 
Res 507 W Elm st. County audit- 
or. Born Aug 19, 1855 in Werm- 
land Sweden, son of Henry and Anna 
( Gustavson ) Freeman. Married July 
23, 1881 to Minnie Asp. Educated 
in the public schools of Sweden 1870- 
72; Gustavus Adolphus College St 
Peter 1878-81; business college 
Minneapolis 1883-84. Salesman for 
C Amundson & Co gen merchandise 
St Peter 1885-98; grocery business 
for self St Peter 1898-1902. Elected 
auditor Nicollet county Minn 1902 
which office he still holds. Mem- 
ber of M W A. 

FREEMAN Henry AVilson, Excel- 
sior. Office 414 N Y Life bldg Min- 
neapolis. Insurance agent. Born 
July 15, 1858 in Milton Nova Scotia, 
son of Reuben G and Elizabeth G 
(Brackett) Freeman. ]Married Nov 



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22, 1894 to Mary L Poole. Educated 
in the common and graded schools 
of Nova Scotia. Engaged as elk in 
Boston for several years; moved to 
Minneapolis 1881 and entered em- 
ploy of Gale & Co insurance and real 
estate until 1900. Engaged in fire 
insurance business for self 1900 to 
date. Member M N G SVs years; 
sec and dir of the Philharmonic 
Club; member of the Royal Arcanum. 

FRENCH Lewis 1), Fergus Falls. 
Manufacturer. Born Feb 7, 1877 in 
Aldrich Minn, son of Lewis D and 
Nellie M (Dower) French. Graduat- 
ed from Central High School Duluth 
1895. Engaged as timekpr, bkpr and 
millwork estimator for Scott-Graff 
Lumber Co 1896-19 01; trav sales- 
man Minneapolis Sash and Door Co 
1902; mngr of branch in St Paul for 
Stillwater Mnfg Co 19 03-1904; sec 
and managing dir Fergus Mnfg Co 
1905 to date. Member Chippewa 
Club. 

FRIEDRICH Charles E, Red Wing. 
Wholesale grocer. Born June 1, 
1862 in Red Wing, son of .John N 
and Anna C (Kemp) Friedrich. Mar- 
ried 1894 to K M Wolff. Educated 
in Red Wing public schools. En- 
gaged as salesman for Frederick & 
Hack 1880-82; purchased Hack's 
interest and established firm of C A 
Friederich & Co 1882-94; incorpo- 
rated as Friedrich-Kempe Co whol 
grocers 189 4 to date. Member Com- 
mercial Club and Masonic fraternity. 

FRISSELL Ei'vin Robert, Minne- 
apolis. Res 315 W 15th st, ofl^ce 
7 5-708 Northwestern bldg. Law 
and real estate. Born April 3 0, 18 82 
In New Richmond Wis, son of M H 
and Nettie C (Cockburn) Frissell. 
Married 1904 to May Ainsworth. 
Graduated from New Richmond Wis 
High School 19 00; from law dept U 
of M 1904. Member Nicols & Frissell 
and Nichols, Frissell & Smith law- 
yers 1904 to date, who are Minneapo- 
lis mngrs of Wis Blue Grass Land Co 
and Northern Blue Grass Land Co. 
Dir Dairy Land and Timber Co. 
Member Masonic fraternity and St 
Anthony Commercial Club. 



FRITSCHE Louis Albert, New 

Ulm. Physician and Surgeon (R). 
Born May 2 8, 1862 in Lafayette 
Minn, son of Fred and Louise Lillie 
Fritsche. Married in 1890 to Amalie 
Pfaender. Attended high school St 
Peter; graduated from medical dept 
Univ of Michigan 1887; from medi- 
cal dept Friedrich Wilhelm Univ Ber- 
lin Germany 1890. Practiced in New 
Ulm to date. Pres Brown County 
Bank; New Ulm Pub Co; v pres 
New Ulm Roller Mill Co; New Ulm 
Feed & Cereal Mill Co; dir Morton 
Merchant Milling Corp; Hanenstein 
Brewing Co; propr New Ulm Hard- 
ware Co and stockholder New Ulm 
Stone Co etc. Surgeon St Alexand- 
er's Hospital; dir and medical dir 
Commercial Men's Health Assn of 
Minn; pres State Board of Medical 
Examiners 19 03. Member New Ulm 
Turner Society. 



FRITZ Michael I), Mankato. Pub- 
lisher. Born April 8, 1868 in Milan 
O, son of Daniel and Mary (Wick) 
Fritz.. Married Nov 11, 1890 to Cora 
J Dunbar. Attended public schools 
Warren O. Learned printer's trade 
on Poultry Nation Elvria O 1884; 
foreman Elyria Daily Telephone un- 
til 1888; established Castlewood (SD) 
Republican 18 88; sold out 1891; en- 
gaged on Daily Free Press Mankato 
and held various positions until 1902 
when he purchased a one-third inter- 
est becoming sec and mngr of Free 
Press Printing Co publishers, print- 
ers and office supplies. Member 
Mankato City Council 189 8-99; Ma- 
sonic fraternity, B P O E, K of P 
and A O U W. 

FROST Newton R, St Paul. Ros 
18 53 Marshall av, office 214 Gcr- 
mania Life bldg. Real estate. Born 
Oct 14, 18 58 in St Paul Minn, son 
of .Jonathan and Mary (Robinson) 
Frost. Married 188 4 to Ella C Ad- 
ams. Educated in the public schools 
at St Paul. Engaged in the grocery 
business 1878-84 and established the 
first store in the dist now known as 
St Anthony Hill ; real estate business 
18 84 until the present time. Has 
been instrumental in the erection of 
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meat of Minnesota st. Pres of St 
Paul Developing Co; v pres Real 
Estate Exchange; member Minn 
and Commercial clubs. 

FROST William Arthur, St Paul. 
Res 74S Goodricli av, office Selby 
and Western avs. Pharmacist. Born 
April 11, 1854 in St John's New 
Brunswick Can, son of William B 
and Emma J Frost. Educated in a 
private school in native town; grad- 
uated from N Y College of Pharmacy 
Ph G 187 7. Sole propr W A Frost 
& Co pharmacists; establislied 18 78 
at Willmar ]\Iinn as Frost & Clarlt; 
retail pharmacists St Paul 1882 to 
date. Dir Minn Pharmaceutical 

:\Infg Co. Served 3 years in M N G; 
11 years years on State Board of 
Pharmacy. 3 2d degree Mason. 

FRUEX William Henry, Minne- 
apolis. Res 2123 Western av. Man- 
ufacturer. Born July 15, 1854 in 
Salisbury Eng, son of John Henry 
and Harriet (White) Fruen. Mar- 
ried twice: in 18 67 to Lizzie Wlieel- 
er and in 1871 to Henrietta Berquist. 
Educated in England. Learned ma- 
chinists' trade in England; built 
screw machinery for Boston Screw 
Co 186 5-7 0; moved to IMinneapolis 
and conducted machinery business 
1870-74; mnfg screws and patents 
water wlieel governor 10 years; es- 
tablished Glenwood Water & Fuel 
Co 18 84; engaged in mnfr of cereals 
as pres of the Fruen Cereal Co 189 5 
to date. 

FRY William W, St Paul. Res 
262 Summit pi, office 1000-1002 N Y 
Life bldg. Lawyer. Born Jan 7, 
1871 Liberty ville la, son of Jacob C 
and Isabelle (Anderson) Fry. Ed- 
ucated in public schools of Liberty- 
ville la; graduated from Parson's 
College Fairfield la, B S 1895. En- 
tered law office of Legett & McKem- 
ey Fairfield la and studied law for 
2 years. Admitted to the bar by 
supreme court of la at Des Moines 
Jan 17. 1898; removed to St Paul 
19 01. In July entered the firm of 
Crooks & Fry; dissolved in 1904; 
now practicing alone. 



FRYBERGER HarrLsoii Earl, Min- 
neapolis. Res Hampshire Arms, of- 
fice 906 N Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born 
Jan 10 1867 at Featherstone Good- 
hue county Minn, son of William and 
Margaret (Burroughs) Fryberger. 
Attended common schools; graduat- 
ed from U of M classical course A B 
1890; law dept LL B 1892. Has 
practiced law in Minneapolis 18 92 to 
date; partner of his brother H B 
Fryberger now of Duluth 1892-93; 
member of Child & Fryberger law 
firm 1893-96; practicing aione since. 
Member of Minn State Legislature 
1902 and 1904. Member Commer- 
cial Club Minneapolis. 

FRYBERGER Herschel B, Duluth. 
Res 211 10th av E, office 415 Lons- 
dale bldg. Lawyer. Born March 15, 
1867 in Goodhue county :\Iinn. son 
of William and Margaret ( Bur- 
roughs) Fryberger. Married Aug 
16, 1899 to Nellie F Featherstone. 
Educated in public schools of Red 
Wing and graduated from law dept 
U of M. Member Commercial Club 
and State Bar Assn. 

FRYBERGER William O, Minne- 
apolis. Res 42 2 4 Park boul, 
office Andrus bldg. Physician and 
surgeon (R). Born June 21, 18 60 
at Red WMng Minn, son of Wm and 
Margaret (Burroughs) Fryberger. 
Married Aug 1891 to Agnes Moore. 
Entered Hamline Univ in 1880; 
graduated from Hahnemann Medical 
College Chicago 1887; later did post- 
graduate work in N Y, London and 
Paris. Has practiced medicine and 
surgery in Minneapolis 188 7 to date. 
Member Hennepin County and Minn 
State Medical societies; Minneapolis 
Commercial Club and Native Sons of 
Minn. 



FULTOX l>avitl E, Ada. County 
auditor. Born March 2 6, 18 61 in 
Red Wing Minn, son of Samuel M 
and Elizabeth Fulton. Moved to Nor- 
man county 1879 and engaged in 
farming until 1885; variously en- 
gaged since 1885 as wheat buyer, elk 
in gen store, in insurance business, 
cashr of Bank of Beltrami 1900- 
1903; now auditor of Norman countv. 
Member I O O F; K of P; M W A. 



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FUNK William A, Mankato. Res 
215 Clark st, office 23 S Front st. 
Lawyer. Born Feb 2 5, 18 54 in La 
Salle county 111, son of Abraham and 
Margaret (Hutchinson) Funk. Mar- 
ried Oct 29, 1879 to Ellen Douglas 
of Streator 111. Received his educa- 
tion in the public schools of Odell 
III. Has been engaged in the prac- 
tice of law since 1875. Practiced in 
Fairbury III 1875; Odell 1876-77; 
Streator 111 187 8-87; Lakefield Minn 
18 88-9 5; Mankato Minn 189 5 to 
date. Was county atty Jackson 
county Minn 1890-95; was member 
Ex Com of State Central Republican 
Committe 1900 and pres of the City 
Central Rep Committee. Member 
Commercial club. I O O F, Social 
Science Club, K P, B P O E and was 
first venerable counsel W M A, 
Camp No 4. 

FURST William, Minneapolis. Res 
128 W 27th st, office 403-407 N Y 
Life bldg. Lawyer. Born Sept 12, 
1872 in Davisville Cal, son of Leo 
and Margaret Furst. Married Aug 
2 7, 1898 to Flora R Dopping. Grad- 
uated from Onalaska Wis High 
School 1889; U of M, B S 1896; B L 
1897; M L 1898. Has practiced law in 
Minneapolis 189 8 to date. Sec St 
Anthony Oil Co; treas Merchants Ins 
Agency; resident v pres Federal 
Union Surety Co; v pres American 
Land Co; sec North Star Mnfg Co; 
V pres Northern Investment Co; resi- 
dent sec Bankers Confidential Serv- 
ice; sec Salmon Canneries Co. Mem- 
ber Commercial Law League and 
American Bar Assn. 



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GAGE James E, Minneapolis. Res 
2305 S Aldrich av, office 803-806 
Chamber of Commerce. Grain mer- 
chant.' Born April 7, 1849 at Wa- 
terloo N Y, son of John and Eleanor 
(Probasco) Gage. Married Jan 1, 
1871 to Rhoda E Collier. Educated 
in the public schools. Member And- 
rews & Gage grain elevators and 
comn merchants 1893 to date. 

GAIL Frederick W, Stillwater. Of- 
fice 11-12 Torinus blk. Lawyer. Born 
Jan 17, 18 60 in East Aurora N Y, son 
of Sherman Brown and Julia Ann 
(Knowlton) Gail. Married twice: 
April 10, 1884 to Mary Elizabeth 
Fuller; Oct 29, 1889 "to Mary E 
Smith. Educated in public and high 
schools Corry Pa. Engaged in teach- 
ing school and newspaper reporting 
in Penn and N Y from 1877-82; 
court stenogr for first judicial dist 
of Minn 1882-87; admitted to bar 
18 84 and practiced in Stillwater to 
date. In partnership with Hon J N 
Searles until 1893 and afterwards 
alone. Member Masonic fraternity. 

GALE Robert L, St Cloud. Cold 

storage and produce. Born June 12, 
1859 in Middlesex Can, son of Rob- 
ert L and Mary E (Radcliff) Gale. 
Married June 12, 189 to Lou A 
Murphy. Educated in common 

schools Can. In drug business Strath- 
roy Out until 1882; in bank Clinton 
Ont 1882-83; moved to St Cloud 
Minn 1883. In bank and fuel busi- 
ness Anoka until 1895; in milling 
business Osakis Minn 189 5-98; mngr 
St Cloud Cold Storage & Produce 
Co 1899 to date. V pres A G Whit- 
ney Land & Loan Co and Granite 
City Ry Co. 



GAALAAS Klias, Minneapolis. 
Res 3301 14th av S, office 416 8th 
av S. Bookbinder. Born Mar 29, 
1862 in Norway, son of John and 
Alie (Christensen) Gaalaas. Mar- 
ried June 3, 189 6 to Bertha Fars- 
blad. Educated in common schools; 
learned bookbinding at Hamar Nor- 
way 187 7-82; moved to Minneapolis 
18 83 and has been engaged in book- 
binding to date. Bought out other 
interests in firm of A J Dahl & Co 
and is sole owner. 



GALE Samuel Gliester, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 68 S 11th st. Real estate 
and mortgage loans. Born Sept 15, 
1827 in Royalston Mass, son of Isaac 
and Tamar (Goddard) Gale. Mar- 
ried 1861 to Susan A Damon of 
Holden Mass. Prepared for college at 
iniblic schools and academy in Mass 
and graduated from Yale College 
1854; studied law at the Harvard 
Law School. Moved to Minneapolis 
in 1857 and practiced law there until 
1861; in present business 1861 to 



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date. Has served as member of the 
Minneapolis City Council; a member 
of tile Minneapolis Board of Educa- 
tion for 12 years and a member of 
the Library Board for many years to 
date. At one time president of the 
Board of Trade and pres of the Min- 
neapolis Industrial Exposition. 

GALL Thomas Alva, Duluth. Res 
114 S 14th av E, office 501-502 First 
Nat Bank bldg. Law. Born Feb 18, 
18 71 in Highland county O, son of 
John and Margaret (Miller) Gall. 
Married June 16, 1904 to Mabel G 
Williams. Educated in the common 
schools of Highland county; normal 
school and Hillsboro (Ohio) College 
graduating A B 1894. Professor ol 
mathmetics Hillsboro College 1894- 
95; principal of ward school 1896- 
97; admitted to bar ±900. Has been 
engaged in general practice since 
that time. Member of Garfield Club 
and Modern Samaritans. 

GARDNER Charles Williams, Min- 
neapolis. Res 1900 S Dupont av, of- 
fice Soo Line bldg. Railroad official. 
Born Feb 17, 1861 at Rushville N Y, 
son of Harvey and Marietta (Mills) 
Gardner. Married Helen M Conolley 
1882. Attended public schools in St 
Paul; graduated from high school. 
Left school in 187 8 and became office 
boy for St Paul & Pacific now Great 
Northern Ry; elk for Red Line Tran- 
sit Co 1879; in office sec of Minn 
lines 1879-82; sec Minn lines 1882- 
84; gen agent N W Traffic Assn Min- 
neapolis 1884-86; auditor Minneapo- 
lis & Pacific R R 1887; auditor Min- 
neapolis Sault Ste Marie & Atlantic 
(Soo Line) R R 1887 to date. Dir 
First State Bank New Auburn Wis. 
Original promoter Commercial Club 
Minneapolis and dir from its founda- 
tion. 

GAMBLE George H, St Paul. Res 
5415 Oneida st, office 214 Manhattan 
bldg. Pine, mineral and farm lands. 
Born July 4, 1854 in Washington 
county O, son of Patrick and Ellen 
(Lovell) Gamble. Married May 20, 
1884 to Catherine McDonald. 
Educated in common schools 
Washington county Ohio and 
business college Detroit. Log- 
ging in Mich 1877-81; estimator in 



Mich 1881-8 7; buying and selling 
lumber 1887-95; now engaged in 
buying, selling and locating timber 
and ore lands. 

GAMBLE Ross A, Minneapolis. 
Res 2644 Nicollet av, office 224 N 
6th St. Commission merchant. Born 
May 22, 1867 in Owatonna Minn, 
son of William and Matilda (Robin- 
son) Gamble. Married 189 4 to Mar- 
garet Farmer. Educated in common 
schools Owatonna; variously em- 
ployed 188 8-92; in whol comn busi- 
ness Minneapolis 1892 to date; in- 
corporated 1901 as Gamble, Robin- 
son Commission Co. V pres Gamble, 
Robinson Fruit Co Aberdeen S D 
and dir Merchants Cold Storage Co 
Minneapolis. 

(JARCEAU Theodore, Red Lake 
Falls. Merchant. Born April 13, 
1857 in South Bend Ind, son of John 
and Clara (La Fontaine) Garceau. 
Married June 29, 1883 to Sybil Ru- 
bertus. Educated in public schools 
of South Bend Ind and Univ of Notre 
Dame 2 years. Moved to Red Lake 
Falls 1882 and engaged in teaching 
school and 'as asst postmster; in 
mercantile business as Garceau Bros 
until 1898; now Garceau & Zaiser. 
Pres First Nat Bank. Member Am 
and Minn State Bankers assn. 

GARVIN Herbert C, Winona. Mil- 
ler. Born April 23, 1862 in Fond du 
Lac Wis, son of Benjamin and A A 
(Kimball) Garvin. iNIarried in 189 5 
to Louise Dana. Educated in public 
schools Fond du Lac and Oshkosh 
Wis. First engaged as messenger 
for C & N W R R 1878; gen agt for 
same until 1898; sec and treas Bay 
State Milling Co 1898 to date. Dir 
First Nat Bank Winona; First Nat 
Bank Little Falls. Member Union 
League Club Chicago; Minneapolis 
Club and Arlington Club Winona. 

GATES Ezra W, Garden City. I\Iil- 
ler. Born Jan 9, 1851 in Waukan 
Wis, son of John and Elizabeth (Tal- 
bot) Gates. Married May 17, 187 7 
to Lulu Stimpson. Educated in com- 
mon schools at Garden City and 
Bailey's Commercial College at Du- 
buque la. Engaged in milling busi- 
ness under firm name of Friend & 



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Gates Garden City 1882 to date. 
Member Minn House of Representa- 
tives 1905 and 1907; served in Home 
Guard during Indian outbreali 1862- 
65. 

GATES Horace Butler, St Paul. 
Res Tlie Astiland, office 4th and Ros- 
abel sts. Merchant. Born May 10, 
1856 at Syracuse N Y, son of Wil- 
liam G and Mary E (Brown) Gates. 
Married May 10, 1882 to Jessie 
Hackett. Educated in common and 
high schools St Paul. Clk in Nat 
Marine Bank and Merchants Nat 
Bank of St Paul as a young man; 
cashr Meeker County Bank of Litch- 
field Minn 18 78-85; member Haekett, 
Walther & Gates (now Hackett, Wal- 
ther, Gates Hardware Co) St Paul 
188 5 to date; pres of same since 
1903. Member Minn, Commercial 
and Minnetonka Yacht clubs St Paul. 

«ATZ G A, Chaska. Public official. 
Born April 2 2, 1867 in Carver county 
Minn, son of Gottlieb and Caroline 
(Stahlke) Gatz. Married June 1890 
to Anna Mueller. Educated in pub- 
lic schools Carver county and high 
school Glencoe Minn. Engaged in 
hotel business Mayer Minn 1890-95; 
then bought wheat for state eleva- 
tor 1890-1900; in flour mill 1900- 
1903; county sheriff 1903 to date. 
Member of School Board Mayer Minn ; 
village elk Mayer 189 8-1902. Mem- 
ber Masonic fraternity and I O O F. 

GAYLORl) Edson S, Minneapolis. 
Res 22 21 N Fremont av, office 550 
Temple Court. Lawyer. Born Sept 
22. 1861 at West Cheshire Conn, son 
of Samuel D and Caroline A (Rus- 
sell) Gaylord. Married March 188 7 
to Louise March. Moved to Minn 
1870 and resided in Garden City un- 
til 1878; moved to Minneapolis 18 78; 
graduated from high school Minne- 
apolis 1879; IT of M, B A 1883; LL 
B 1885; admitted to the bar in 1885; 
engaged in the gen practice of law in 
Minneapolis to date. Member Chi 
Psi college fraternity; I O O F, Roy- 
al Arcanum, A O U W, M W A and 
Masonic fraternity. 

GEARHART Harry Gilbert, Duluth. 
Res 118 E 3d st, office 513 Palladio 
bldg. Law. Born Oct 27, 18 72 in 
Geneseo N Y, son of Nathaniel A and 



Ella F (Gilbert) Gearhart. Educat- 
ed in the common and high schools 
of Geneseo NY; U of M law dept LL 
B 1891. Engaged in the practice of 
law in Duluth with his father 1891 
as N A & H G Gearhart which firm 
continued until 1898. Member of 
the Commercial Club and Masonic 
fraternity. 

GEDDES William Reid, Mankato. 
Lawyer. Born Nov 2 8, 1855 son of 
William and Margaret (Higgins) 
Geddes. Married Nov 1, 1884 to Lou 
Williams. Educated in country 
schools Blue Earth county and state 
normal school of Mankato. Engaged 
in teaching school Blue Earth county 
1876-84. City editor Mankato Free 
Press 1884-86. Purchased interest in 
the Mankato Register and published 
same 1886-91, during which time he 
served as sheriff of Blue Earth coun- 
ty for 3 years. During newspaper 
career was also engaged in reading 
law; admitted to bar 1891 and prac- 
ticed law alone until 1902; formed 
partnership with brother Chas D Ged- 
des as W R & C D Geddes 1902, 
which firm still continues. Mem- 
ber M N G 1886-91. Elected special 
judge municipal court Mankato April 
2, 1897 for term of 3 years. 

GEERY AVilliani B, St Paul. Res 
5 50 Summit av, office Manhattan 
bldg. Banker. Born Aug 23, 1867 
in Medina O, son of Joseph McClel- 
land and Mary (Beckwith) Geery. Ed- 
ucated at Ripon Wis High School; 
Ripon Preparatory School; Ripon Col- 
lege. With First Nat Bank of Ripon 
Wis messenger to teller 1884-89; tell- 
er St Paut Nat Bank 1890-92; asst 
cashr 1892-1902; cashr 1902-1906. 
V pres Capitol Nat Bank 190 7. 
Treas Commercial and Nushka clubs 
St Paul. Member Minn, Commercial, 
Town and Country, Yacht, Nushka 
and Roosevelt Republican clubs St 
Paul. 

GEESAMAN Alfred M, Minneapolis. 
Res 19 02 Park av, office 3 06 S 6th st. 
Printer. Born June 2 8, 1855 in Ship- 
pensburg Pa, son of Zaccheus and 
Mary (W'agner) Geesaman. Married 
1888 to Kate Totton. Educated in 
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learned printing trade; employed as 
printer Minneapolis 1878-8 4; mem- 
ber of firm of Geesaman & Murphy 
printers 1884-19 04; sec and treas 
McClellan Paper Co 1904-190 6; pres 
Geesaman Printing Co from June 1, 
1907. Pres Flour City Trunk Co; 
treas Shaft-Pierce Shoe Co Faribault. 
Member Commercial Club Minnea- 
polis. 

GEIST Frank J, Minneapolis. Res 
626 23d av N, office 235 Temple Court. 
Lawyer. Born Feb 16, 18.56 in 
Wuerzburg Germany, son of Sebas- 
tian and Ursula (Peter) Geist. Ed- 
ucated in Wuerzburg Germany High 
School. Served in 7th U S Cavalry; 
is one of tlie few survivors of the 
Custer massacre Montana. Member 
Harmonia Society. Resident of Min- 
neapolis since 1880. 

GEORGE John Franklin, St Paul. 

Res 25 7 Summit pi, office Globe bldg. 
Lawyer. Born Nov 7, 1859 at Xobles- 
ville Ind, son of Ricliard and Sarah 
Ann (Haines) George. Married to 
Nellie Graliam. Graduated with de- 
grees of B A; M A De Pauw Ind. 
Moved to St Paul 1884 and has since 
been engaged in the practice of his 
profession. 

GERBER Janie.s J, INIinneapolis. 
Res 3140 Lyndale av S, office 128 6th 
av S. Manufacturer. Born Dec 13, 
1860 in Ryan Wis, son of William 
and Minnie (Friday) Gerber. Mar- 
ried Aug 2 7, 1885 to Alice O Whit- 
ney. Educated in common schools; 
learned trade of sheet metal worker 
Milwaukee 1876-80; sent by U S govt 
to Fort Assinniboine to take charge 
of metal work: moved to Minneapo- 
lis and followed trade 1880-89. Be- 
gan business for self as J J Gerber 
sheet metal work 1889 to date. Mem- 
ber B P O E. 

GERRER William A, St Paul. Res 
3 67 Sherburne av, office Court House. 
Sheriff of Ramsey County. Born Dec 
14. 1868 in St Paul Minn, son of Fred 
and Friedericka (Bunde) Gerber. 
Married June 12, 19 01 to Minna A 
Roehnisch. Educated in the German 
Lutheran School St Paul. Employed 
by D W Ingersoll & Co; later entered 
office of W G Strickland insurance 



1882-85; with F Gerber & Son 1885- 
92; with Finch, Young & McConville 
18 92-95; with Menk Bros whol groc- 
ers for 6 months; purchased business 
of James Downs dry goods 1895; 
purchased his father's business 1901 
and still conducts same. Chairman 
8th Ward Rep Organization; ward 
committeeman 8th ward for 2 cam- 
paigns; sec Rep Campaign Committee 
2 campaigns; ran 25 00 votes ahead 
of the ticket for city comptroller 
1904. Member of Lincoln Rep Club; 
executive committee Roosevelt Club; 
pres McKinley Club; member Junior 
Pioneers. Pres Ev Lutheran Benevo- 
lent Society of Minn. Elected sheriff 
Ramsey county on Republican ticket 
Nov 4, 1906; term expires Jan 1, 
1909. 

GERGEN Nicholas B, Hastings. 
Banker. Born June 1, 1862 in Doug- 
las Minn, son of Bernard and Apolonia 
(Berg) Gergen. Married in 1885 to 
Barbara Gores. Educated in dist 
schools Douglas Minn and graduated 
from St John's College. Engaged in 
farming 1879-82; successively clerk, 
asst cashr and cashr German Ameri- 
can Bank of Hastings 1883 to date; 
city treas 1890 to date. Member 
Commercial Club. 

GERLACH Bernard, Red Wing. 
Miller. Born Aug 2, 18 60 in St Paul 
Minn, son of George and Anna IMaria 
(Fux) Gerlach. Married April 2 9, 
1884 to Frances M McCue. Educat- 
ed in parochial and public schools St 
Paul. First employed by Jacob Main- 
zer law and abstracts St Paul 1875- 
79; employed at Red Wing Minn 
1879-80; in abstract business; en- 
tered employ of Red Wing Mills in 
lumber office 1880-82; engaged by La 
Grange Mill as bkpr; now mngr of 
same. Member Commercial Club. 

GERMO Thomas, Red Lake Falls. 
Lawyer. Born May 2, 18 72 in Medo 
Blue Earth county Minn, son of Styrk 
and Ellen (Rokne) Germo. Married 
Sept 18, 1903 to Eleanor Findeisen. 
Educated in common schools; Manka- 
to State Normal School ; Rochester 
(Minn) Business College; graduated 
from law dept U of M, LL B 19 00. 
Engaged in farming, teaching school, 
as bank elk court reporter, newspaper 



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reporter, detective and lawyer; now 
serving 2d term as county atty of 
Red Lake county Minn. Member Am 
and Minn State Bar assns; Home 
Study Club; M W A; I O O F; K of P. 

GETTY George Franklin, Minne- 
apolis. Res Hampshire Arms, office 
N W Nat Life Insurance Co bldg. 
Lawyer. Born Oct 17, 185 5 in Alle- 
gany county Md, son of John and 
Martha Ann (Wiley) Getty. Attend- 
ed Smithville Ohio Academy 1876; 
Ada Ohio Normal Univ 187 7-79; 
graduating B S 1879; law dept 
Univ of Mich 1881-82. Practiced law 
at Caro Mich 1882-83; in Minneapo- 
lis 18 84 to date. Organized Nat Mutual 
Life Ins Co of Minneapolis in 1887; 
sec 188 7-89 and atty of company un- 
til its consolidation with the N W 
Nat Life Insurance Co in 1901; re- 
signed as sec in 18 89 and served as 
sec and treas 189 8-1901; continued 
in legal dept of the company until 
1896; atty for Railway Bldg & Loan 
Assn 188 9-94. Pres Minnehoma Oil 
Co. Served as circuit court com- 
missioner in Tuscola county Mich. 
Member Masonic order in lodge, chap- 
ter, commandery and Shrine; Com- 
mercial Club Minneapolis. 

GIANTVALLEY Jeremiah A, St 

Paul. Res 2 70 Dayton av, office 614- 
615 N Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born 
Oct 18, 18 58 in Norway, son of John 
A J and Anna M (Hansen) Giantval- 
ley. Married Jan 1, 1887 to Joseph- 
ine B Owre. Educated in public 
and private schols; studied law in the 
law dept U of M, graduating LL B in 
1898. Reared on a farm and fol- 
lowed farming; at age of 18 began 
teaching country schools between 
terms attending school; U S letter 
carrier in St Paul 1888-98; practiced 
law in St Paul 189 8 to date. Member 
of leading fraternal orders. 

GIBSOX C H, Chaska. Dentist. 
Born March 1, 1871 in Iowa Falls la. 
son of Geo W and Mary (Odgers) 
Gibson. Married June 20, 1898 to 
Elma Zetterberg. Graduated from 
Waseca (Minn) High School and 
from dental dept State Univ of Iowa 
DD S 1890; opened office in Chaska 
and has practiced dentistry to date. 
Elected mayor of Chaska 1907. Mem- 
ber Masonic fraternitv. 



GIDDIXGS Arthnr E, Anoka. Law- 
yer. Born Oct 2, 1867 in Anoka, son 
of Aurora W and Mary Ellen (Sim- 
ons) Giddings. Married Aug 16, 
189 2 to Sibyl Baker. Educated in 
common schools Anoka High School; 
graduating from U of M 1889; law 
dept 1892; admitted to bar 1892; 
practiced from 189 2-99; elected 
.iudge 18th judicial dist 1898 and has 
served to date. City atty Anoka 2 
terms: county atty Anoka 2 terms. 
Member K of P. 

GIDDIXGS Aurora AV, Anoka. Phy- 
sician. Born Nov 2, 1830 in Wil- 
liamsfleld Ashtabula county O, son of 
Aranda P and Sarah (Ives) Giddings. 
Married Sept 2 8, 1856 to Mary Ellen 
Simons. Attended high school and 
Allegheny (Pa) College; Buffalo 
Medical School Buffalo N Y; 
graduated from Albany (N Y) 
Medical School 1854; moved to An- 
oka Minn 1854 and has been engaged 
in practice there to date. Has served 
as coroner of Anoka county; chair- 
man City Board of Health; chairman 
of Board of Education. 

GIDDINGS Clay H, Duluth. Res 
631 E 5th st, office 311 Lyceum bldg. 
Life Insurance. Born Oct 10, 18 73 
in Gaines Mich, son of Henry and 
Josephine (Phelps) Giddings. Mar- 
ried in 1893 to Elva Becklinger. Ed- 
ucated in the common schools of 
Gaines and Luther Mich; business 
college Duluth. First engaged as 
stenogr and later as salesman for Ei- 
mon Mercantile Co whol grocers; 
salesman for Gowan, Peyton, Twohy 
Co whol grocers 19 01-1904; with 
John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance 
Co; special agent 1904-1905; gen 
agent since 19 05. Member M W A. 

GIERE Eric O, Madison. Physi- 
cian and surgeon (R). Born April 
10, 1868 in Deerfield Wis, son of Ole 
Nelson and Inger (Himle) Giere. 
Married April 10, 189 5 to Louise 
Williamson. Attended Luther Col- 
lege Decorah la; St Olaf's Col- 
lege Northfield Minn; graduating 
from college of medicine and surgery 
U of M 1892; post graduate courses 
in New York Polyclinic N Y. Post 
graduate N Y School of Clinical Med- 
icine; Chicago Post-Graduate School 
and Illinois School of Electro Ther- 



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apeutics. Assistant physician to Sec- 
ond ^linn Hospital for Insane June to 
Sept 1892; local surgeon C G W Ry 
1895-9 7; county coroner 1899-190 5; 
chief surgeon Ebenezer Hospital 1902 
to date; member State Board of Med- 
ical Examiners 1903-190 6; surgeon 
for M & St L R R 1904 to late; ex- 
aminer for insurance companies; pres 
Board of Aldermen 1902-19 05; pres 
Board of Education 1905-1906; mem- 
ber Dist, State and Nat Medical assns. 
Member firm of Giere & Thrane phy- 
sicians and surgeons. 

GILBERT Cass, New York. Res 

48 E 78th St N Y, office 524 Endi- 
cott bldg St Paul and New 
York. Architect. Born Nov 4, 
1859 in Zanesville O, son of 
Gen Samuel Augustus and Elizabeth 
Fulton (Wheeler) Gilbert. Elucated 
in public schools in Zanesville and St 
Paul and graduated from Mass Insti- 
tute of Technology. Married Nov 29, 
188 8 to Julia T Finch Milwaukee Wis. 
Began practice of his profession in 
18 76 in office of A M Radcliffe; with 
survey party locating H & R F Ry 
line in Wis; with McKim, Mead & 
White N Y; traveled in Europe; 
moved to St Paul 1882 and engaged 
in business for self 1883 to date. 
Member firm of Gilbert & Taylor 
1886-91. His chief work was the 
plans for the new state capitol. Mem- 
ber :\Iinn Club St Paul; Century and 
Metropolitan clubs N Y. 

GILBERT George C, Cass Lake. 
Physician (R) and surgeon. Born 
April 11, 1850 in Oneida county New 
York, son of John H and Sarah 
(Smith) Gilbert. Educated in Rome 
N Y Academy; Cazenovia (NY) Sem- 
inary; and graduated from St Louis 
College of Physicians and Surgeons 
1883. Engaged in practice of his 
profession in St Louis 2 years; Pitts- 
burg Kan 10 years; Duluth Minn 5 
years; Grand Rapids Minn 6 years; 
and Cass Lake 190 5 to date. Mem- 
ber Am Medical Assn; Minn State, and 
St Louis County Medical societies; B 
P O E; K of P; M W A; A O U W; 
Maccabees; M O of F; I O F. Resi- 
dent surgeon of G N Ry and St 
Michael's Hospital. 



GILBERT Philip, White Bear Lake. 
Office 507 Nat German American 
Bank bldg St Paul. Lawyer. Born 
Oct 29, 1860 in Cold water 
Mich, son of Col Henry C 
and Harriet (Champion) Gil- 
bert. Received his education in the 
high school of Coldwater Mich and 
law dept of the Univ of Michigan. 
Removed to St Paul 1886 and entered 
the firm of JNIorphy & Gilbert which 
was changed in 1892 to Morphy, Ew- 
ing, Gilbert & Ewing then to Morphy, 
Ewing & Gilbert until 1899. Prac- 
ticed alone until 1902; then formed 
the present firm of Gilbert & Green- 
man. Chairman of School Board of 
White Bear Lake; pres of Library 
Board White Bear Lake. Member of 
the Commercial Club St Paul, Minn 
and Ramsey County Bar assns; Loyal 
Legion, Royal Arcanum and Commer- 
cial Law League of America. 

GILPILLAN John B, Minneapolis. 
Res Clifton av, office 721 Guaranty 
bldg. Lawyer. Born Feb 11, 183 5 in 
Barnet Vt, son of Robert Gilfillan. 
Married in 18 70 to Rebecca C Oli- 
phant. Educated in Caledonia Acad- 
emy Peacham Vt. Moved to St An- 
thony 1855 and engaged as teacher. 
Studied law and was admitted to the 
bar in 1860. Practiced alone 1860- 
71. Member firm of Lochren, McNair 
& Gilfillan 1871-85; Gilfillan, Belden 
& Williard 18 85-94. Organizer of 
Mechanics Inst for literary culture 
1859. Organizer and dir of St An- 
thony School Board; county atty Hen- 
nepin county 1863-67, 1869-71 and 
1873-75. State senator 1875-85. 
Elected to U S House of Representa- 
tives 1884. Regent of U of M 1880- 
88. 

GTLGER John W, Minneapolis. Res 
2 700 Garfield av, office 516 Bank of 
Commerce bldg. Lawyer. Born Oct 
27, 1847 in Salem, Clarion county Pa, 
son of Henry A and Mary Ann (Als- 
bach) Gilger. Educated in Pottsville 
Pa and Greenburg O. Admitted to 
the bar 18 73 and engaged in prac- 
tice at Greene and Hampton la 1874- 
83 and at Minneapolis since the latter 
date. .Joined Co "L" 4th Pa Cav Feb 
13, 1864 as private; discharged July 
1. 1865; served under Grant and 
Sheridan in the Army of the Potomac. 
Member of the Minn G A R. 



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GILKEY Herbert S, Minneapolis. 
Res 1916 Kenwood pkway, office 628 
Security Bk bldg. Lumberman. Born 
July 4, 1868 in Oconto Wis, son of 
H W and Mary (Overton) Gilkey. 
Married Oct 15, 1891 to Leonora 
Runkel. Educated in the common 
schools and Oshkosh Normal School. 
Taught school 1882-85; engaged in 
cedar and lumber business and 
formed partnership as Pendleton & 
Gilkey 1892 at .Janesville Wis; moved 
to Minneapolis 1903 and has contin- 
ued to date. Member B P O E and K 
P. 

GILL Mark A, Minneapolis. Res 
1017 20th av N, office 255 2d av S. 
Undertaker. Born Mar 2 6, 18 77 in 
Minneapolis, son of Michael J and 
Mary (Moriarty) Gill. Educated in 
common schools. Employed in flour 
mills 1895-1900; moved to Great 
Palls Ont and employed in flour mills 
until 1903; removed to Minneapolis 
1903 and has been in undertaking 
business to date. 

GILL IMichael J, Minneapolis. Res 
1017 20th av N, office 255 2d av S. 
Undertaker. Born Nov 2 8, 18 52 in 
St Catherine Can, son of John and 
Hannah (Brennan) Gill. Married 
May 15, 1876 to Mary Moriarty. 
Moved to N Y Dec 1852; moved to 
Faribault Minn 1856 and attended 
common school; moved to Minneapo- 
lis and engaged as cooper 1873-89; 
engaged in undertaker business 18 89 
to date under firm name of M J Gill 
& Sons. Member K of P. 

GILLESPIE George I, Anoka. Mer- 
chant. Born Aug 2, 1863 in Oak 
Grove Minn, son of George C and 
Margaret (Henry) Gillespie. Mar- 
ried Sept 21, 1887 to Emma Shaffner. 
Educated in common schools; Anoka 
High School and Curtis Business Col- 
lege Minneapolis. Began mercantile 
business Anoka 1884-9 8; formed 
partnership with O J McManus as 
Gillespie & McManus in shoe business 
and has continued same to date. Has 
branch store in Winona; city elk 
189 5-9 8; sec and treas Carnegie Li- 
brary of Anoka. 

GILLETTE George Mahloii, Minne- 
apolis. Res 314 10th av S E, office 
2921 Minnehaha av. Steel manufact- 
urer. Born Dec 19, 185 8 in Niles 



Mich. Married Oct 18, 1883 to Aug- 
usta M Perkins. Educated in Univ 
of Michigan; graduated from liter- 
ary dept 1880. V pres Electric Steel 
Elevator Co; v pres and treas Min- 
neapolis Steel & Machine Co; pres 
Gulf State Co. Member Minn House 
of Representatives 1903. Member 
Minneapolis, Lafayette, Minikahda and 
East Side Commercial clubs; Engi- 
neer's Club New York. 

GILLIAM William S, St Paul. Res 

113 N Victoria st, office 506 Pioneer 
Press bldg. General insurance agent. 
Born July 4, 1857 in Dubuque la, son 
of Thomas F and Elizabeth Ann 
(Shields) Gilliam. Received his edu- 
cation in the public schools of Du- 
buque entering in 1864 and graduat- 
ing from the high schol in 1876. 
From that year until 1893 was en- 
gaged in various capacities, salesman, 
creditman etc with Poole, Gilliam & 
Co whol grocers Dubuque la; re- 
moved to St Paul in 1893 and has 
been engaged in the general insur- 
ance agency business since that time. 
Member Commercial Club St Paul. 

GILMAN Andrew Newton, St Paul. 
Res 83 5 Holly av, office Germania 
Life bldg. Bonds, loans and mort- 
gages. Born May 3 0, 1824 in North- 
field Washington county Vt, son of 
Andrew and Amy (Brown) Gilman. 
Married Agnes E Boughton 18 52. 
Educated at country school 1839; 
farmer 183 9-41; taught country 
school 1841-42; county elk Niagara 
county N Y 1843-48; mngr gen store 
Lockport N Y 1848-55; deputy col- 
lector of customs dist of Niagara N 
Y 1854-60; agent Oil Creek Ry Corry 
Pa 1860-63; largely engaged in oil 
business in Pa 1864-74; oil business 
Bothwell Ont (known as Yankee Spec- 
ulator) 1875; commission business 
Buffalo N Y 18 80-83; removed to St 
Paul and engaged in real estate and 
mortgage loan business 1884; estab- 
lished the firm of Gilman & Co 1887. 

GIPSON Engene H, Faribault. Law^- 
yer. Born Aug 9, 1877 in Water- 
town N Y, son of Henry S and Gert- 
rude I (Middleton) Gipson. Married 
in 1902 to Emily Benedict of Fari- 
bault. Educated in public schools 
and Shattuck Military Academy Fari- 
bault; graduated from law dept U 



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of M 1901. Has been engaged in 
practice of law in Faribault to date. 
County atty Rice county 1904-1906. 
Member Commercial Club; Rice 
County Bar Assn. 

GIPSOX Henry E, Minneapolis. 
Res Minnetonka Beach, office 654 
Security Bank. Lumberman. Born 
April 2, 18 63 in Aurora Ind, son of 
William H and Frances (Decker) 
Gipson. Married in 1885 to Mary E 
Smith. Graduated from high school 
Decatur 111 18 80. Engaged with 

father in lumber business Decatur 
18 80-8 8; trav salesman for C H Ru- 
dolph Lumber Co Minneapolis 18 88- 
92; member of the Scanlon Gipson 
Co until 1894, which firm was incor- 
porated as Scanlon-Gipson Lumber Co 
of which he is sec; pres McMillan 
Lumber Co; sec Minn and North Wis 
R R Co; Brooks-Robertson Lumber 
Co; dir F W Buswell Lumber Co; 
stockholder Brooks-Scanlon Lumber 
Co. Member Commercial, Lafayette 
and Automobile ciuDs. 

GIRLIXG Thomas H, Robbinsdale. 
Office 417 3d st S. Printer. Born 
Dec 11, 1865 in Nottingham Eng, son 
of William and Sarah A (Holland) 
Girling. Married June 18, 1889 to 
Edith Miller. Moved to Minneapolis 
1872; educated in common and high 
schools. Employed by Tribune Print- 
ing Co 1878-89; moved to Portland 
Ore and engaged in printing business 
until 1891; Miller Printing Co Min- 
neapolis 1892-9 5; incorporated the 
Great Western Ptg Co 1895 and has 
continued as pres of same to date. 
V pres Robbinsdale State Bank; pres 
Minneapolis Waste Paper Co. 

G,rERTSEN Henry J, Minneapolis, 
Res 2526 Elliot av, office 1015-1016 
N Y Life bldg. Born Oct 8, 1861 in 
Norway, son of Herman J and Alber- 
tina B( Wulf)Gjertsen. Was educated in 
the Minneapolis Central High School; 
Hauge's Seminary at Red Wing Minn; 
studied law in Minneapolis in the of- 
fice of Lange & Molineaux. Has been 
engaged in the active practice of law 
for 23 years and has a clientele ex- 
tending over the Northwest. Con- 
ducts the legal depts of "Minneapolis 
Tidende" and the "Svenska Ameri- 
kanska Posten" and at one time of 



"Skandinaven of Chicago." Was one 
of the organizers of the Pacific Coast 
and Norway Packing Co canners of 
salmon in Wrangle Narrows S E Alas- 
ka and is now pres of t.iat company. 
In 1880 formed a law partnership un- 
der the name of Gjertsen & Rand; 
Gjertsen, Rand & Lund 1903; Gjert- 
sen & Lund 19 04. Was judge advo- 
cate on the governor's staff 4 years; 
member of Minneapolis first Charter 
Commission appointed 1897; state 
senator 1902-190 6. Member of Min- 
neapolis Commercial and Odin clubs; 
Masonic fraternity. Shrine and B P O 
E. 

GJERTSEN Melchior Balk, Minne- 
apolis. Res 2003 27th av S, Minis- 
ter of religion. Born Feb 19, 1847 
in Sogm Norway, son of Johan P and 
Bertha Johanna (Hanson) Gjertsen. 
Married in 1869 to Sarah Ann Mosey. 
Attended Latin school Bergen Nor- 
way. Came to U S and located in 
Chicago 1864; variously employed in 
Chicago and Milwaukee for 2 years. 
After a severe illness he decided to 
study for the ministry and entered 
the Scandinavian Augustana Synod 
Paxton 111; ordained to ministry and 
pastor in Leland 111 1868-72; in 
Stoughton Wis 1872-81; moved to 
Minneapolis and became pastor of the 
Lutheran Trinity Church for a num- 
ber of years. Now pastor Bethania 
Church. Elected to School Board 
1887; sec of same 6 years; later 
pres; one of the organizers of Nor- 
wegian-Danish Lutheran Conference 
1870 and of the United Norwegian 
Lutheran Church of America organ- 
ized 1890; one of the founders of 
Augsburg Theological Seminary. 

GLAESER John, Chaska. Judge 
of probate. Born Feb 2 7, 1859 in 
Dodge county Wis, son of Henry and 
Frances (Winniga) Glaeser. Married 
May 11, 18 83 to Martha Schweikert. 
Educated in public schools of Minn. 
Engaged in farming Carver county; 
appointed judge of probate by Gov 
Van Sant in 19 03 and elected to fill 
the office to date. Pres Young Am- 
erica-Germania Mutual Fire Ins Co 
and German Mutual Store Ins Co of 
Norwood Minn. County comnr 4 
years. 



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GLOTZBACH Frank L, Faribault. 
Druggist. Born Sept 11, 18 72 in 
Natrona Pa, son of Jolin and Mary 
(Kissler) Glotzbach. Married in 189 7 
to Miss Augusta Piepho. Educated 
In the public schools of Natrona Pa. 
First employed in the drug business 
Mankato 1887-93 when he moved to 
Faribault and established drug busi- 
ness, which he has since conducted. 
Alderman Faribault 1902-1904; may- 
or 1904-190 6; elected to State Senate 
19 06 term expires 1910 ( first Demo- 
crat elected to senate for 4 years). 
Member Dem State Central Commit- 
tee 189 6-1906; chairman 3d Congres- 
sional Dist Dem Committee 1902- 
1904; delegate to Nat Dem Conven- 
tion 1900. Member and dir Faribault 
Commercial Club; Waldorf Club; BP 
O E, Eagles, I O O F, K P, A O U W, 
K O T M, Mystic Toilers, M B A and 
M W A. 

GODDARI) William Taylor, St Paul. 
Res 529 Marshall av, office 403 Nat 
German American Bank bldg. Law- 
yer. Born in 1868 in New York City, 
son of William Newton and Ella M 
(Taylor) Goddard. Attended private 
schools in Utica and St John's Mili- 
tary School at Manlius New York. 
Studied law at U of M taking night 
course and working by day as bkpr 
and accountant; graduated LL B in 
1901. 

GODFREY Percy Downing, St Paul. 
Res 13 3 E Congress st, office 614- 
615 N Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born 
Mar 12, 1871 in Hampton N H, son 
of Jacob Talent and Nettie (Down- 
ing) Godfrey. Is a graduate of the 
Hampton Academy and high school 
1887 and law dept of the U of M, 
LL B 1892. Is now a member of the 
firm of Godfrey & Molander and has 
been practicing since 1892. Is trus- 
tee of St Paul Lodge K of P and 
treas of Shekinah Lodge A F & A M, 
U S comnr court of claims; was a 
member of Board of Park Comnrs of 
St Paul 2 years. Recorder Grand 
Tribunal K of P for Domain of Minn. 
Colonel on staff of Brig Gen of U R K 
P. Member of Elks, K T and Shrine 
lodges; Lincoln, Republican, Roose- 
velt and West Side clubs. 



GOLD Frank S, Minneapolis. Res 

2202 Pleasant av, office 312 1st av N. 
Wholesale dry goods. Born July 23, 
18 73 in Minneapolis, son of Charles S 
and Elizabeth (Brackett) Gold. Mar- 
ried May 31, 19 01 to Nellie E At- 
wood. Educated in common schools. 
Employed as Twin City representa- 
tive of Wilson Bros 1889-90; em- 
ployed by Wyman, Partridge & Co 
189 0-93; with Harrison Hopwood & 
Cross; whol dry goods for self 1897; 
later incorporated as Frank S Gold 
& Co. 

GOLD AVilliani Henry, Redwood 
Falls. Banker. Born Mar 20, 1S65 
in Davis 111, son of Aaron and Ellen 
S Gold. Married 189 9 to J Winifred 
Bennett. Attended public schools. 
Moved to Minn 1880; was telegraph 
opr, station agt and ret lumber deal- 
er. Entered banking business in 1895 
and established a chain of banks 
in Minn and the Dakotas which he 
controls. Member Minn Historical 
Assn; Commercial Club since its or- 
ganization. 

GOODRICH Asa F, St Paul. Res 
256 Nelson av, office 595 Endicott 
Arcade. Physician and surgeon (R). 
Born Oct 10, 186 5 in St Paul Minn, 
son of Augustus J and Rachel 
(Friend) Goodrich. Married in 1889 
to Marion L Banker. Educated in 
public and high schools St Paul, Penn 
College of Dental Surgery and gradu- 
ated from Hahnemann Medical Col- 
lege Philadelphia M D 1889. Now 
practicing in St Paul. On staff City 
and County Hospital; e.xamining phy- 
sician for fraternal orders. Member 
Minn State and St Paul Society of 
Homeopathy. Member Masonic fra- 
ternity. Former capt M N G. 

GOODRICH Charles T, Stillwater. 
Res 1346 6th av S, office 510-514 S 
Main st. Merchant. Born July 21, 
1853 in Bingham Me, son of Josiah 
H and Nancy (Stevens) Goodrich. 
Married in 1880 to Celia A Whiting. 
Educated in the common schools 
Bingham and high school at Berwick 
N H; bkpr Great Falls N H 1873-74; 
moved to Stillwater and engaged in 
lumber business 1875-88; engaged in 
the hide, skin and fur business 1888 
to date. Member of M W A. 



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GOODRICH George H, Anoka. 

Druggist. Born July 8, 1860 in 
Platteville Wis, son of Neliemiah and 
Delia (Culver) Goodrich. Married 
Aug 22, 1888 to Mary A Funk. Ed- 
ucated in public schools and Wis State 
Normal School. Began drug business 
in Winterset la 1881; in Minneapolis 
1884-86; moved to Anoka 188 6 and 
has been engaged in drug business 
to date; in firm of Goodrich & Jen- 
nings. Dir Minn Pharmaceutical 
Mnfg Co. Mayor of Anoka 1892-9 4; 
member State Board of Pharmacy 9 
years; pres for 4 years. Member Ma- 
sonic fraternity. 

GORDON Charles F, Minneapolis. 
Res 1801 Fremont av S, office 5th 
and Nicollet. Merchant. Born in 184.5 
in Saxonville Mass, son of David and 
Mary J (Brown) Gordon. Married in 
1871 to Lillian B Gilbert. Educated 
in public schools and seminary Lima 
N Y. First engaged as elk in dry 
goods business Honeoye Falls, Albion 
and Rochester N Y until 18 79; in 
business for self in Williamsport Pa; 
moved to Minneapolis 188 6 and has 
engaged in dry goods business to 
date. Pres Minneapolis Dry Goods 
Co. 

GORDON David, Albert Lea. Phy- 
sician and Surgeon (R). Born Dec 
11, 1864 in Londonderry Ireland, son of 
John and Phoebe M (McAskie) Gordon. 
Married in 1897 to Mattie L Trow. 
Moved to Philadelphia 1895; then to 
Minneapolis 1896 where he was var- 
iously employed as street car con- 
ductor; laborer in flour mills. Stud- 
ied pharmacy and entered medical 
de])artment of Hamline Univ gradu- 
ating 189 7. Moved to Elmore Minn 
and practiced medicine 1897-1902. 
Moved to Albert Lea and has been 
engaged in the practice of his pro- 
fession to date. Coroner Freeborn 
county and member Blue Earth Val- 
ley and Minnesota State Medical so- 
cieties; member Commercial Club; I 
O O F, M W A and Eagles. 

GORDON T C, Little Falls. Official 
of Water Power Co. Born March 16, 
1866 in South Wales England, son 
of James and Margaret E (McKean) 
Gordon. Married May 17, 1889 to 
May A Stillwell. Educated at private 



schools in Cardiff South Wales. 
Worked for four years in Wales in 
shipping offices; arrived in Minn 1887 
and was employed with the Little 
Falls Water Power as bookkeeper and 
cashier; organized Little Falls Build- 
ing and Loan Assn and Peoples Ice 
Co and continued in charge of these 
two companies; elected secretary and 
treas of Water Power Co 1893 and 
treas of the Little Falls Elec & Wa- 
ter Co; in 1903 these companies 
merged and at that time he became 
gen manager. Member Masonic fra- 

GORMAN Patrick, St Cloud. Res 

357 6th av S, office 5221/2 St Ger- 
main St. Lawyer. Born March 10, 
184 5 in Rosscommon Ireland, son of 
Mark and Mary (Brandon) Gorman. 
Married Aug 17, 18 77 to Jane A 
Miller. Educated in common schools 
Lewiston N Y and Monroe Mich, Ann 
Arbor High School; Univ of Mich, 
1870. In Mich Legislature 1870-72; 
prin high school Lanesboro Minn 
1873-77; taught school St Cloud 
1877; supt county school 1880-84; 
admitted to bar 18 84 and practiced 
to date; register of land office 1886- 
9 0. Served in 2 4th Mich Inf Civil 
W^ar 1862-65. Member Minn Legis- 
lature 1893. 

GOTZIAN Paul H, St Paul. Res 
11 Summit court. Merchant and 
mine owner. Born June 19, 1866 in 
St Paul, son of Conrad and Caroline 
(Busse) Gotzian. Married Emma- 
line Nelson Beebee. Received edu- 
cation in St Paul public schools, 
Shattuck Military Academy, Faribault 
]Minn and Phillips Exeter Academy 
Exeter N H. Employed as clerk 
with C Gotzian & Co wholesale 
shoes in 1886; secretary and stock 
man 1888; in charge of office in 
189 2 and treas and credit mngr 
1893. Resigned from these offices 
in 1905. Is now pres of the McGin- 
nis Gold Mining Co of Cooke Mont, 
associated with Philip Gilbert and S 
J Gottschammer, both of St Paul. 
Commissioned major 15th Minn Vol 
Tnf July 2, 189S; It-col Aug 15, 1898. 
IMustered out with regiment March 
2 7, 1899. Served as aide de camp 
on staff of Gov Van Sant for 4 years. 
Member Minn, Town and Country, 
Commercial and White Bear Yacht 
clubs. 



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GOULD Charles 1), Minneapolis. 
Res 1601 Hawtliorn av, office 820 
Security Bank bldg. Lawyer. Born 
June 4, 1867 in Garland, Warren 
county Pa, son of Theodore L and 
Louise C (Devereaux) Gould. Grad- 
uated from high school Spring Valley 
Minn 1886; entered U of M academic 
department; graduated 1891. Began 
practice of law same year, as Selover 
& Gould 1891-93; Bodge & Gould 

18 93-9 7; has since been engaged in 
law practice alone. Member Masonic 
fraternity. 

GOFLD Edgar F, S St Paul. Of- 
fice same. Public official. Born July 
22, 1855 at Belvidere 111, son of Lu- 
cius T and Esther Ann (Whitney) 
Gould. Married March 4, 19 04 to 
Stella M Gould. Postmaster at S 
St Paul 1897 to date. Member I O 
O F, K of P, M W A and Foresters. 

GOAVAN Andrew, Duluth. Res 
1010 E 2d St, office foot of 5th st. 
Merchant and lumberman. Born 
April 16, 18 49 in Mirramichi N B, 
son of George and Mary A (McGrath) 
Gowan. Married Oct 30, 1878 to 
Mary Bergin. Educated in country 
schools of Washington county Minn. 
First engaged in logging until 1878; 
in charge of lumber operations in 
Cloquet for C N Nelson 18 80-97; 
same with Northern Lumber Co 
1897-99; sec and treas Duluth Log- 
ging Co 18 99-19 00; pres and mngr 
Sturgeon River Lumber Co until firm 
became Twohy-Killean Lumber Co 

19 03; sold out interest 1906. Pres 
Gowan-Peyton-Twohy Co 19 00 to 
date. Dir Am Ex Bank Duluth; 
member of firm of A Gowan & Co. 
Member Commercial, Boat and Yacht 
clubs Duluth. 

GOWAN William W, Stillwater. 
Res Sawyer Hotel, office 7 Mower blk. 
Lumber. Born Oct 16, 1878 in Still- 
water, son of John and Hannah (Cur- 
tis) Gowan. Married Jan 18, 1904 
to Vera Garner. Educated in the 
public schools of Stillwater and grad- 
uated from St John's College, Col- 
legeville Minn, A B 189 5. Engaged 
in lumber business with Anaconda 
Copper Mining Co Montana 189 5-98; 
trav salesman in Iowa and Minn 
for Cudahy Packing Co 1898-1902; 



in partnership with H O'Neal estab- 
lished whol lumber, logging and man- 
ufacturing business Stillwater 190 5. 
Member B P O E and U C T. 

GRACE Edward, St Paul. Res 
897 Fairmount av, office Y M C A 
bldg. Sec Y M C A. Born Feb 21, 
1861 at St Clair Mich, son of Wil- 
liam and Catherine (Van Wriper) 
Grace. Graduate St Clair Mich High 
School 1878; studied law; admitted 
to practice at Port Huron Mich 18 82. 
Secretary United States Electric Co, 
Denver Colo and sec and mngr Den- 
ver Residence Co 1884-85; sec and 
mngr St James Hotel Co Denver 
1886-88; sec and mngr Broadway 
Hotel Co Denver 18 89-92; gen sec Y 
MCA Denver 1893-97; gen sec Y 
M C A St Paul 189 7 to date. Mem- 
ber St Paul Commercial Club. 

GRANGER Edmund M, Brecken- 
ridge. School teacher. Born June 
19, 1880 near Grand • Forks N D, 
son of L and Exelindin (Lambert) 
Granger. Educated in grammar 
school Terrebonne Minn; high school 
Red Lake Falls Minn; State Science 
School of N D; graduated from 
Teachers' Course of Southern Minn 
Normal College 1906. Began teach- 
ing in Red Lake county 1898; elected 
county supt of schools Wilkin county 
1906. 

GKANfiER James E, Duluth. Res 
1324 E 1st St, office 211-223 S 5th 
av W. Merchant. Born May, 1861 
in Grand Rapids Mich, son of Julius 
and Caroline (Merrill) Granger. Mar- 
ried in 1900 to Maud M Sales. Edu- 
cated in the common and high schools 
Grand Rapids Mich. First engaged 
with Cody, Olney & Co whol grocers 
Grand Rapids, being successively pro- 
moted to asst mngr in 1886 remain- 
ing same until 1889; in California 
for his health 1889-91; removed to 
Duluth and entered employ of Stone- 
Ordean & Co whol grocers as sec and 
buyer, which position he still holds 
in the present firm of Stone-Ordean- 
Wells & Co; v pres and dir De- 
witt-Seitz Co whol furn, and vari- 
ously interested in other enterprises. 
Member Kitchi Gammi, Commercial 
and Northland Country clubs. 



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GRAJVNIS Henry James, Diiluth. 
Res 4729 McCullough st, office 612- 
613 First Nat Bank bldg. Lawyer. 
Born June 18, 1865 in Higli Forest 
Minn, son of Charles Lawrence and 
Rose Anna (Rogers) Grannis. Mar- 
ried June 18, 1890 to Laura Hing- 
son. Attended public school at High 
Forest Minn; graduated from U of 
M, A B 1886; law course Univ of 
Mich LL B 1888. Engaged in prac- 
tice at Faribault 18 89; moved to Du- 
luth 1890; admitted to practice in 
the U S sup court 189 6. Member 
Commercial Club. Thirty-second 
degree Mason. 

GRANT Colfax, Minneapolis. Office 
518 Bank of Commerce bldg. Law- 
yer. Born in 187 at Des Moines la, 
son of General Lewis A and Mary 
Helen (Pierce) Grant. Graduated 
from U of M, B S 1890; Columbian 
Law School B L 1892; M L 1893. 
Studied law in office of Judge John P 
Rea; member of Rea, Healy & Grant 
lawyers Minneapolis 189 8-9 0; some 
years member of Grant & Lewis law- 
yers; now alone in practice; lecturer; 
capt of vol during Spanish-American 
War; brigade commissary, depot com- 
misary. Member Sons of Am Rev, 
S of V, Loyal Legion; charter mem- 
ber Service Men of Spanish War. 

GRANT Donald, Faribault. Rail- 
road contractor, banker and railroad 
promoter. Born Dec 10, 1837 in 
Glengary Ont, son of Alexander 
and Catherine Grant. Married 
In 1861 to Mary Cameron of Wolf 
Island Ont. Educated in the district 
schools of Canada. Came to Minn 
in 1863 and engaged in railroad con- 
struction on C M & St P since which 
time has been engaged in building 
many miles of railroad on the Soo, 
G N, N P, WMs Cent, M & St L, C P R. 
Secured concession from Venezuelan 
government containing between ten 
and twelve million acres 1895, now 
property of Oronoco Co Ltd, of which 
he is director. A boundary dispute 
relative to this concession was the 
cause of several years' international 
controversy. Dir in many banks and 
companies. Mayor Faribault 1892- 
1893. 



GRANT Donald W, Faribault. 
Banker, railroad contractor and land 
owner. Born Sept 1845 in Wolf Is- 
land Ont, son of William and Cather- 
ine (McDonald) Grant. Married in 
1890 to Margaret Parker. Educated 
in the district schools of Ontario. 
Came to Minnesota in 1865. Enter- 
ed employ of Donald Grant, Faribault 
in railroad construction work; ad- 
mitted as partner 1870 under firm 
name of Donald Grant & Co, which 
continued until 19 02. Identified with 
a number of banking institutions in 
Minn and S Dakota and largely in- 
terested in northwestern lands and in 
mining and colonization enterprises 
in Venezuela. Member Commercial 
Club, Masonic fraternity and Knights 
Templar. 

GRANT George Johnstone, St Paul. 

Res 462 Hally av, office 709 N Y Life 
bldg. Contractor. Born Jan 10, 
1841 in Picton N S, son of George 
and Katie (Matheson) Grant. Mar- 
ried in 1867 to Theresa Thompson. 
Educated in common schools in his 
native place. Worked on farm until 
18; learned carpenter's trade and 
worked at same for a number of 
years, becoming master builder; con- 
tractor for building part C P R until 
1880; moved to St Paul where he 
has been engaged in business to date. 
Has erected a number of large and 
important buildings in St Paul. 

GRANT Lewis Addison, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 2 09 Groveland av, office 513 
Bank of Commerce bldg. Born Jan 
17, 1829 in Bennington county Vt, 
son of James and Elizabeth (Wy- 
man) Grant. Married S Augusta 
Hartwell March 11, 1857 (died 
Jan 27, 1859); married M Helen 
Pierce Sept 11, 1863. Attended pub- 
lic schools; Leland Seminary, Town- 
shend Vt 18 47; Chester Academy, 
Chester Vt 1848-49. Member Stough- 
ton & Grant lawyers. Bellows Falls 
Vt 1856-61; served in Civil War 
1861-6 5; dir Rock River Improve- 
ment Co 1866-67; member of Grant 
«& Godfrey lawyers, Des Moines la 
1867-68: also of Grant, Ragan & 
Co, founders and proprietors town of 
Waukee la 1858-59: pres New Eng- 
land Loan & Trust Co 1876-82; re- 
moved to Minneapolis 1884; real es- 



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tate and real estate securities 1S84- 
88; traveled in U S and Europe 
1888-89; asst Sec of War U S 1890- 
93 ; pres Colorado River Irriga- 
tion Co 1894; Cuban Investment Co 
1896; member North Star Realty 
Co 1902 to date. Major 5th Vt Inf 
Aug 1861; lieut-col same Sept 1861; 
col same Sept 18 62; brig-gen April 
1864; brevet maj-gen Oct 18 64; mus- 
tered out 1865: declined appoint- 
ment as lieut-col 3 6th Reg Inf July 
1866. Awarded medal of honor by 
U S Congress for gallant military ser- 
vice; member GAR and Loyal 
Legion. 

GRAAELLE Joseph Maria Aitliur, 

St Paul. Res 850 Sims st, office 2 7 
E 7th St. Physician and surgeon 

(R). Born May 2 0, 1869 at Maski- 
nonge, province of Quebec Canada, 
son of Joseph Alexandre and Emilie 

(Boucher) Gravelle. Married Jan 
2 7, 1900 to Wilhelmina Sittig. At- 
tended common schools in Montreal; 
Jacques Cartier Normal School; grad- 
uated from St Therese Seminary, A 
B 1886; attended Montreal School of 
Medicine and Surgery 1886-92, grad- 
uating M D and C M. Practiced medi- 
cine some months in Montreal; in 
St Paul 1902 to date; present spe- 
cialties surgery and gynecology. 
Member County and State Medical 
societies and American Medical Assn; 
College of Physicians and Surgeons 
Province of Quebec Canada. Medical 
examiner for W O W, Royal League, 
Loyal Americans, U S C F, C O H, 
M W W, M S. State organizer Loyal 
Americans. Member of I O O P, 
K of P, F O E and Union Francaise. 
Surgeon to Bethesda Hospital. 

GRAVES Edward Buttrick, St Paul. 
Res 419 Dayton av, office 4 09 N Y 
Life bldg. Lawyer. Born in 1859 in 
Rutland Vt, son of Charles E and 
Sarah (Lawrence) Graves. Edu- 
cated at Hopkins Grammar School 
New Haven Conn; Yale College acad- 
emic dept, graduating 1881; Yale 
Law School, graduating 1884. 

GRAWEKT Hermann, St Paul. 
Res 22 5 Bunker st, office same. Car- 
penter and builder. Born May 10, 
1860 at Hemme, Hoi stein Germany, 
son of Wilhelm and Katarina (Wolf) 



Grawert. Educated in the pub- 
lic schools. Learned carpenter 
trade in native land. Came to U S 
1882; to St Paul same year. Mem- 
ber of Sons of Hermann. 

GRAY Elmer Wheeler, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 7 26 24th av N W, office 510 
Temple Court. Lawyer. Born Nov 
9, 1854 at Middlefield, Geauga county 
Ohio, son of Sylvanus W and Harriet 
N (Cummins) Gray. Married May 
20, 1877 to Abbie S Fillmore. At- 
tended common schools in Ohio and 
Illinois; learned book binding 1870- 
72; Univ of 111 at Champaign 1873- 
75; taught school 18 75-7 7. Prac- 
ticed law at Champaign 111 1877-85; 
in Minneapolis 1885-93; 1895 to date. 
Served as city justice in Minneapolis 
1893-9 5; asst county atty Hennepin 
county 1905 to date. Member Ma- 
sonic order. 

(iKAY AVilliain Irving, Minneapolis. 
Res 1619 Park av, office 704 S 5th st. 
Contracting engineer. Born March 4, 
18 65 at Lake City Minn, son of Alex- 
ander and Mary (Dingwall) Gray. 
Married Oct 19, 1899 to Isabelle W 
Wells. Attended West Albany, then 
known as Scotch Settlement district 
school in Wabasha county Minn. 
Graduated from Lake City High 
School 1888; U of M, B E E 1892; 
later E E in course. Member W I 
Gray & Co contracting and install- 
ing electric light, water works and 
heating plants 1893 to date. Pres 
Kirlin-Gray Electrical Co of Water- 
town S D; Wheaton Electric Light Co 
of Wheaton Minn. Installed a large 
number of electric lighting and water 
works plants throughout Wisconsin, 
the Dakotas, Minnesota and Iowa. 
Member State Board of Electricity 
1899 to date; pres of board since its 
formation. Member Theta Delta Chi 
college fraternity; pres of Minn Assn 
of Theta Delta Chi college fraternity; 
member Commercial Club; 1st v pres 
Electrical Contractors' Assn 1902 to 
date. 

GKAYl'M Harry C, St Paul. Res 
160 E Congress st, office 3 60 Jack- 
son st. Manufacturer's agent. Born 
May 31, 1864 in Gallipolis, O, son 
of Henry and Mary E (Day) Gray- 



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urn. Married Sept 2 2, 1892 to Ida M 
Mample. Educated in the graded 
schools of Gallipolis, O and private 
school of Evergreen O. Engaged in 
railroad work at the age of eigliteen; 
moved to St Paul 1890 and was em- 
ployed witli the Edison Electric 
Light & Power Co as engineer and 
electrician until 1905. Now St Paul 
representative of H W Johns-Man- 
ville Co of Milwaukee. Member of 
Masonic order. 

(iKKELEY Ahvin M, Big Falls. 
Publisher. Born Nov 7, 1871 in 
Maine Prairie INIinn, son of Albert S 
and Eliza F (Clark) Greeley. Mar- 
ried Sept 13, 19 02 to Mary Peterson. 
Educated in district school Sauk Cen- 
ter; graduated Valparaiso Ind Nor- 
mal School. Learned printer's 
trade on "Inland Ocean" Superior 
Wis 1890-92. Established and con- 
ducted "Headlight" Athens Texas 
1893-94; returned to Minn and own- 
ed and edited "Pioneer" Bemidji 
Minn 1899-1902; established "Com- 
pass" Big Falls Minn 1903 and con- 
ducts same at present. Postmaster 
Big Falls; pres Big Falls Real Es- 
tate Co. 

GREE\ Charles E, Anoka. Judge 
of probate. Born Dec 13, 18 62 in 
Anoka county Minn, son of Thomas 
and Mary (Gilligan) Green. Married 
June 8, 1898 to Harriet Kelly. Edu- 
cated in common and high schools 
of Anoka. Taught school 1886-92; 
register of deeds Anoka county 1892- 
99; judge of probate 1900 to date. 

GREEN Clarence I), Anoka. Real 

estate. Born Feb 2 7, 1853 in Ber- 
nardston Mass, son of Dennison W 
and Caroline M (Stewart) Green. 
Married Nov 2 0, 187 6 to Sadie J 
Doe. Moved to Dane county Wis 
1856; moved to Anoka Minn 1860; 
attended common schools of Anoka 
until 1872; employed in mercantile 
business until 1883; register of deeds 
1883-88. Member K of P. 



GREEX Gilbert B, Minneapolis. 
Res 217 8th av S E, office 621 Met- 
ropolitan bldg. Public accountant. 
Born Jan 21, 18 55 in Gilead Mich, 
son of David N and Marion (Gray) 



Green. Married Jan 21, 1880 to Mat- 
tie A Grinnell. Educated in the pub- 
lic schools of Coldwater Mich and 
Mayhew Business College Detroit 
Mich. Engaged as bkpr Toledo; tell- 
er First Nat Bank Valley City 1881- 
82; cashr Bank of Sanborn N Dak 
18 82; part owner and cashr Bank of 
Lisbon 1882-87; member of firm of 
Wendell & Green public accountants 
1891 to date. Mayor Lisbon N D 
1884-85. Member Masonic frater- 
nity. 

GREEN Jame.s Harlaiul, Minneap- 
olis. Res 92 7 Thomas av N, office 
33 5 Lumber Exchange. Lawyer. 
Born April 9, 1862 in Green town- 
ship la, son of George W and Aman- 
da V (Roup) Green. Married May 
31, 19 03 to Nellie Gertrude Tirn- 
mons. Educated in district school, 
Iowa City Academy, Normal and 
Training School, Iowa City Commer- 
cial College; moved to Minneapolis 
in 1883; taught school 1883-95. En- 
gaged in abstract business 1895; en- 
tered night class law dept U of M 
and graduated spring 1900. Con- 
tinued abstract business with law 
practice in connection to date. Propr 
Minneapolis Abstract Co. Member 
Masonic fraternity. 

GREEX Jame.s J, New Ulm. Editor 
and publisher. Born Jan 29. 1830 
in Lancaster county Pa, son of James 
and Sarah (Batten) Green. ]\IarriPd 
Sept 2 7, 1853 to Minerva Whitridge. 
Educated in common schools Clark 
county O. Learned printing fade 
Springfield O; conducted weekly pa- 
per 1 year; established paper in St 
Peter Minn 1858; in Le Sueur 1873; 
in Hutchinson 1902; on papers in 
Winona and St Cloud; served in Civil 
War 1862-63 in 1st Minn Mounted 
Rangers. 

GREEX John Edward, Carlton. 
Lawyer. Born Dec 4, 186 5 in St 
Clair Blue Earth county Minn, son of 
John and Mary (Hall) Green. Mar- 
ried Sept 4, 1890 to Sara A Watkins. 
Graduated from Rushford High 
School 1886; Northern Indiana Nor- 
mal College B S 1888; law dept U 
of M, LL B 1896. Principal of school 
Hokah Minn 1888-89; principal of 
school Carlton 1889-91; county supt 



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of schools 1890-94; practiced law in 
Carlton 1896 to date; county atty 
1900-19 07. Sec Rep County Com- 
mittee 6 years; member Board of 
Education 3 years. Member Com- 
mercial Club, Masonic fraternity and 
I O O F. 

GREEN Thomas Hoiiier, Minne- 
apolis. Res 2106 S Aldrich av, office 
20 N 3d St. Wholesale grocer. Born 
Oct 27, 1849 in Ohio, son of Israel 
C and Rachael (Moorman) Green. 
Married 1873 to Julia A Casteen. 
Educated in common schools of Clin- 
ton county O, and Eastman's Busi- 
ness College Poughkeepsie N Y. 
Variously employed in 111 and la 
186 6-85; sec and treas Tolerton & 
Stetson whol grocers Sioux City la 
1885-1901; established Green-De- 
Laittre Co Minneapolis 1901; now 
pres of same. Dir Knapp-Spencer Co 
Sioux City la. Member Masonic fra- 
ternity, Commercial and Westminster 
clubs; treas Minn Wholesale Grocers 
Assn; pres N W Jobbers Credit 
Bureau. 

GREENE LeRoy O, Albert Lea. 
Public official. Born July 11, 1850 
in Buffalo N Y, son of Pardontt and 
Margaret R (Miner) Greene. Mar- 
ried in 187 4 to Clara A Ruble. Ed- 
ucated in public schools Albert Lea 
and Glennville Minn. Farming until 
1878; livery business Albert Lea 
1878-86; real estate from 1886; feed 
and fuel 189 8-1904; pres Home Met- 
allic Refrigerator Co 1905 to date. 
Mayor 190 5 to date. Member Com- 
mercial Club, B P O E and K of P. 

GREENE Charles Lyman, St Paul. 
Res 415 Summit av, office 150 Lowry 
bldg. Consulting physician. Born 
Sept 21, 1862, son of Dr William 
Warren and Elizabeth (Lawrence) 
Greene natives of Maine. Married 
1886 to Miss Jessie Rice. Educated 
in the schools of Portland Me; en- 
tered class of 1885 Univ of Mich and 
after an interruption of several years 
necessitated by his father's death 
and spent in the service of the North- 
ern Pacific Ry Co at St Paul re- 
turned to Mich to take up the study 
of his chosen profession returning 
finally to take his degree in medicine 
from the U of M 1890. Externe in 



the Great Ormond St Hospital for 
children in London England 1890- 
91; did post-graduate work in Johns 
Hopkins University at Baltimore Md 
1893; in Harvard 1894, 1895 and 
1897; did post-graduate work in 
London 1890-91 also in London 
and Paris in 1902 and in Ger- 
many and Switzerland 1906. House 
physician in the City and County 
Hospital at St Paul 1889-90 and first 
assistant city physician 1891-92. Has 
devoted much time to teaching in the 
middle west. Appointed instructor 
in applied anatomy in the U of M 
1891; clinical professor of medicine 
and physical diagnosis 1897-1903. 
Professor of theory and practice of 
medicine in the dept of medicine 
thus assuming the headship of that 
chair 19 03. Author of "Manual of 
Medical Diagnosis" for students and 
practitioners; of "The Medical Ex- 
amination for Life Insurance and its 
Associated Clinical Methods." Medi- 
cal director of the Minn Mutual Life 
Insurance Co 1892-190 4; ex-member 
of the State Board of Health; ex- 
pres of the Minn State Medical Assn; 
ex-pres of the Nat Assn of Life Insur- 
ance Examiners. Attending physician 
at St Luke's Hospital, the City and 
County Hospital and the St Paul Free 
Dispensary; trustee of St Luke's 
Hospital. Member Assn of American 
Physicians; American Medical Assn, 
Nat Assn for the Study and Preven- 
tion of Tuberculosis; American Assn 
for the Advancement of Science; 
Minn Academy of Medicine and the 
State and County societies. Author 
of many articles including "A New 
Method of Controlling Pernicious 
Vomiting," "The Widal Reaction in- 
cluding a New Microscopic Test," 
"The Diazo Reaction with a descrip- 
tion of a New Modification," "A New 
Fluoroscopic and Percussion Sign of 
Unilateral Pleuritic Effusion," "The 
Early Diagnosis of Aneurism of the 
Aortic Arch" etc. Member of the 
Minn and Town and Country clubs; 
Summit lodge A F & A M. 

GREENE Oscar Curtis, St Paul. 

Res 477 Holly av, office N P Ry 
general offices. Railroad official. 
Born Feb 21, 1842 in Ohio, son of 
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( Valladigham) Greene. Married to 
Jennie Goodricli. Educated in pub- 
lic scliools Cleveland O and Hiram 
(O) College. Telegraph operator 
Bellefontaine O 1861-63; with N W 
Packet Co St Paul 1866; supt tele- 
graphs St Paul & Pac R R 1866-72; 
supt telegraphs N P Ry 1872 to date. 
Member Assn of Ry Tel Supts. 

GKEE^VE Thomas, Minneapolis. 
Res Hotel Plaza, office Soo bldg. 
Railroad official. Born March 25, 
1865 in Green Bay Wis, son of Piatt 
and Sophia (Whyler) Greene. Mar- 
ried July 12, 1894 to Harriett May 
Khase. Educated in the common and 
high schools Green Bay Wis. First 
entered engineering dept of Milwau- 
kee & Northern R R 1884-89; with 
C & N W R R 1889-90; with Soo R 
R 1890 to date; chief engineer of 
same since 189 8. Member of Com- 
mercial Club. 

GREENMAN Jesse E, St Paul. Res 
5 65 Portland av, office 50 7-508 Nat 
German American Bank bldg. Law- 
yer. Born July 3, 1861 at Somonauk 
111, son of Curtis S Greenman. Mar- 
ried April 13, 1892 to Estella Thomp- 
son. Educated in the public schools 
of Illinois and Nebraska; Archibald's 
Business College Minneapolis; priv- 
ate tutors same city. Studied law in 
office of Jackson & Pond Minneapolis 
1882 ; with iWyman, Mullin & Co whol 
dry goods Minneapolis 1885-89; with 
Powers Dry Goods Co St Paul asst 
creditman 1889; R G Dunn & Co law 
dept 1890-96; Guiterman Bros credit- 
man 1896; R G Dun & Co 1896- 
1902; member Gilbert & Greenman 
lawyers 19 02 to date. Member Com- 
mercial Club St Paul, Masonic fra- 
ternity and B P O E. 

GREEXWALl) Louis J, Anoka. 
Banker. Born Oct 10, 18 60 in Anoka 
Minn, son of Aaron and Anna (Swee- 
ny) Greenwald. Married Nov 25, 
1891 to Lena Frost. Educated in 
common schools. Has been cashr 
Anoka Nat Bank since 18 89. 

GREER Fi-aiik M, Winona. Res 
79 W 3d. Dentist. Born Aug 29, 
1876 in Toronto Can, son of David 
Greer. Married in 1902 to N B 

Springer. Educated in public schools 



and Central Univ Louisville Ky. 
Practiced dentistry 189 8-19 05; prac- 
ticed in Winona 1905 to date. Mem- 
ber Masonic fraternity. 

GREGG Jesse Ashtoii, St Paul. 
Res 483 Ashland av, office 3 65 Sib- 
ley St. Merchant. Born Mar 29, 
18 53 at Morgantown W Va, son of 
Cephas and Mary (Newton) Gregg. 
Married May 16, 18 82 to Ella Brad- 
ish. Educated in the public schools 
of Pittsburg Pa and Decorah la. 
Worked on farm 1866-70; in groceiy 
trade at Decorah la 1870-7 2; with 
Nichols & Dean whol iron and heavy 
hardware St Paul 18 72-8 8; member 
Nichols, Dean & Gregg same line 
1888 to date; present v pres; dir St 
Paul Nat Bank. Member St Paul 
Commercial Club; pres 1897-9 8; 
pres Auto Club; Lafayette Club; 
Town and Country Club. 

GREGORY Frank L, White Bear 
Lake. Office 3 W^ 6th st St Paul. 
Manufacturers' agent. Born Dec 31, 
1858 in Piatt county 111, son of Al- 
bert G and Martha M (Linnell) Greg- 
ory. Married June 6, 1883 to Mary 
A Coburn. Educated in public 
schools Bement 111 and Indianapolis. 
Engaged as freight elk P C & St L Ry 
1876-77; elk in auditor's office and 
trav auditor I B & W R R 187 8-83; 
gen agent for same at Indianapolis 
18 83-8 6; in retail coal business Oma- 
ha 18 86-91; agent for Philadelphia & 
Reading Coal & Iron Co at Omaha 
1891-99; same at St Paul 1899 to 
date. Sec F L Bosworth Co Minne- 
apolis. Member Commercial Club. 

GREGORY Joel Ernest, St Paul. 

Res 8 77 Phalen av, office 6 8-609 
Manhattan bldg. Lawyer. Born Nov 
2, 1872 in Polo 111, son of William 
S and Helen E (Carll) Gregory. Ed- 
ucated in St Paul public schools 
1892; U of M, B S 1896; law dept 
U of M, LL B 189 8. Member state 
legislature session of 1903. Pres 
State Univ Rep Club 1896-98; dele- 
gate from univ and state to Nat 
League of Rep Clubs at Cleveland O 
1895; same at Omaha 1898. Member 
Dayton's Bluff Commercial Club St 
Paul; I O O F, Maccabees and Wood- 
men of the World. 



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GKEGOKV Matthew Henry, St 

Paul.. Res 1071 E Minnehaha st, of- 
fice Mendota and Whitall sts. Man- 
ufacturer. Born Oct 10, 18 62 in 
Nottingham England, son of Matthew 
and Ann ( Neale ) Gregory. Married 
Nov 10, 188 7 to Lillian Erdman. Ed- 
ucated in the public schools of Mil- 
waukee, Oshkosh and Northport Wis 
1867-76. Moved to St Paul 1883; 
was employed in the box mnfg busi- 
ness until 1898 when the Minn Box 
Co was established by the firm of 
Gregory, Ward & Letford; Ward 
withdrawing 1899 the business 
was continued by Gregory & Let- 
ford until 1903. From that date 
until 1905 the business was con- 
ducted alone; then being reorganized 
under the same name with Mr Greg- 
ory as mngr and treas. Member of 
Dayton's Bluff Commercial Club. 

GREGORY William Daniel, Minne- 
apolis. Res 2733 Park av, office 49 
Chamber of Commerce. Milling, 
grain and lumber. Born Mar 22, 
185 5 in Maumee O, son of Daniel 
Lawrence and Ann P (Clark) Greg- 
ory. Married 1889 to Nellie Sowle. 
Attended public schools until 1870; 
Central Ohio Conference Seminary 
Maumee 1870-72; apprenticed to Geo 
W Reynolds & Co millers Toledo and 
Maumee 1872-74; in Toledo office of 
company 187 4-76; member Fallis, 
Linton & Gregory 1876-80; with 
step-father George W Reynolds in 
Tenn and Texas lumber and gen mer- 
chandise 1880-84: member S S Lin- 
ton 8c Co Minneapolis grain 1884-97; 
Gregory, Jennison «& Co 1897 to date; 
member Gregory, Cook & Co millers 
Duluth and West Superior; pres 
Gregory, Bliss & Co millers Duluth; 
Gregory, Carter & Co grain comn 
Duluth; Midway Elevator Co Minne- 
apolis; V pres and sec Power Eleva- 
tor Co Minneapolis; company con- 
ducts 2 2 lumber yards and 40 coun- 
try grain elevators. V pres and sec 
Duluth Universal Milling Co. Mem- 
ber Commercial, Minikahda and La- 
fayette clubs, Minneapolis; Minne- 
apolis Chamber of Commerce; Chi- 
cago and Duluth Boards of Trade. 

GRIBBKX J P, St Paul. Res 1373 
Summit av, office 194 E 7th st. 
Lumber. Born April 7, 1845 in Ohio, 



son of Samuel W and Elizabeth (Mor- 
gan) Gribben. Married twice: Oct 
20, 1880 to Jennie B Dean (died 
1890); Jean Piddington June 15, 
1904. Educated in public and high 
schools Mt Vernon Ohio. In govern- 
ment employ Washington D C until 
1866; in lumber business St Paul 
1867 to date. Pres Gribben Lumber 
Co est 1893. Twice member St Paul 
Charter Commission. 

(iRIFPIN (Jeorge Woitham, St 

Paul. Res 62 5 Grand av, office 242 
E 3d St. Manufacturer. Born April 
4, 18 65 in Madison Rockingham 
county N C, son of George Washing- 
ton and Eleanor Hazeltine (Bailey) 
Griffin. Married Oct 2 5, 190 5 to 
Mary Alice Davis. Educated in 
Brownsville (Tenn) College 1874- 
78; Southwestern Baptist Univ 18 79- 
81. News and book dealer 1881; 
trav representative and circulation 
mngr Nashville (Tenn) Daily World 
1882-85; book and stationery busi- 
ness Union City Tenn 1885-87; elect- 
ed asst sec Tenn Senate 1887; trav 
salesman Wills Stationery Co Mem- 
phis Tenn; trav representative West- 
ern Paper Bag Co Batavia 111 18 81- 
92; Minn mngr Samuel Cupples 
Wooden Ware Co of St Louis Mo 
1892 to date. Member Minn Club 
and Commercial Club St Paul. 

GRIFFIN John H, Albert Lea. In- 
surance. Born March 24, 1864 in 
Little Falls N Y, son of Jeremiah and 
Josephine (Sheehan) Griffin. Mar- 
ried in 189 7 to Mary I Willson. Edu- 
cated in public schools and academy 
Massachusetts. Fire insurance agen- 
cy business Rochester Minn 1886; or- 
ganized and sec S Minn Mut Fire 
Ins Co 1895; now sec Consolidated 
Mut Fire Ins Co. Dir First Nat 
Bank, Farmers State Bank of Hay- 
ward and Albert Lea Brick & Tile Co. 
Member Commercial Club and Ma- 
sonic fraternity. 

GRIGGS riiauncey 3Iilt()n, St Paul. 
Res 3 65 Summit av, office 242 E 3d 
St. Merchant. Born Feb 19, 1860 
in St Paul Minn, son of Col C W and 
Marth A (Gallup) Griggs. Married 
1885 to Mary Chaff ey Wills. Edu- 
cated in the public and high schools 
of St Paul; Yale Univ B A 1883. Re- 



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turned to St Paul and entered the 
firm of Griggs, Cooper & Co whol 
grocers established IS 82. Member 
State Agriculture Society. 

GRIGGS Chester H, St Paul. Res 
122 9 Laurel av, office 418-420 Man- 
hattan bldg. Real estate and loans. 
Born Oct 16, 18 78 in St Paul, son 
of George and Alice G ( Smith ) Griggs. 
Married April 1904 to Elizabeth M 
Reed. Educated in St Paul Central 
High School 1897; Williams College 
189 8-1901; Univ of Mich B A 1902; 
U of M Law School 1902-1903; stud- 
ied law in office of Squires & Griggs 
St Paul. Cashr of St Paul branch of 
the N Y Life Insurance Co 1903- 
1904; engaged in real estate and loan 
business 1905 to date. Member of 
the Zeta Psi and Phi Delta Phi col- 
lege fraternities. Member of the 
Commercial Club St Paul. 

GRIGGS Franklin Hammond, St 

Paul. Res 26 Floral av, office 415 
N Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born Apr 
6, 1872 in Faribault Minn, son of 
George and Alice Gordon (Smith) 
Griggs. Married April 29, 1899 to 
Louise Dyer. Attended common and 
high school St Paul; Williams Col- 
lege Mass graduating B A 1893; law 
dept U of M, LL B 1895, LL M 1896. 
Member Douglas & Griggs lawyers 
St Paul 1905 to date. First asst 
corp atty St Paul 1898-1902; special 
asst to atty gen (of counsel to bk 
examiner) 1902-1904; atty for game 
and fish comnrs; chairman Rep Exec- 
utive Committee 1906. Staff major 
com dept (lieut ) 1898; staff briga- 
dier (capt) 1899-1903. Member St 
Paul Commercial and Roosevelt Re- 
publican clubs. 

GRIGGS John Williams, St Paul. 
Res 817 Burr st, office 190 3d st. 
Merchant. Born Dec 13, 185 4 in 
Boston Mass, son of John Williams 
and Paulina (Dike) Griggs. Edu- 
cated in the Boston public and high 
schools. First engaged in Chicago 
as office boy and bkpr in whol house; 
removed to St Paul 187 5 and engag- 
ed in retail grocery business of which 
the present firm of Griggs & Co whol 
grocers is the outgrowth. Pres Griggs 
& Co Inc 1900; St Paul Anti- Vaccin- 
ation Society; St Paul branch Minn 
Health League. 
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GRIGGS Theodore Hunt, St Paul 
Res 53 Holly av, office 242 E 3d st 
Merchant. Born Sept 3, 1872 in St 
Paul, son of Col C W and Martha A 
(Gallup) Griggs. Educated in the 
public schools St Paul; Carleton Col- 
lege and Washington College Tacoma 
Wash 1890; was employed one year 
with St Paul and Tacoma Lumber 
Co; moved to N Y and attended 
Dwighfs School 1 term; finished ed- 
ucation in class of '95 Sheffield Scien- 
tific School of Yale Univ. Returned 
to St Paul and entered the firm of 
Griggs, Cooper & Co of which he is 
now sec. Member of Commercial, 
Minn, White Bear Yacht, Town and 
Country clubs; Amateur Athletic 
Assn; Travelers Protective Assn; 
Cloister Society of Yale; sec of Auto- 
mobile Club. Served as 1st lieut Co 
"L" 15th Minn Regt U S V. 

GRIMES (ieorse S, Minneapolis. 
Res 4 4 00 Beard av S, office 415 
Bank of Commerce bldg. Lawyer. 
Born April 4, 1859 in Hennepin 
county Minn, son of Jonathan T and 
Eliza A (Gordon) Grimes. Married 
Dec 9, 1885 to Jennie M Alden. Ed- 
ucated in common schools; graduat- 
ing from U of M 1881; Univ of Mich 
law dept 1883. Immediately began 
practice in Minneapolis and has con- 
tinued to date. Member Masonic 
fraternity. 

GRIMES Michael AV, Le Sueur. 
Editor and publisher. Born Sept 21, 
1861 in Minn, son of Edward and 
Margaret (McGovern) Grimes. Mar- 
ried Sept 22, 1886 to Belle E Diener. 
Educated in the public and high 
schools of Minn and academic dept U 
of M. Engaged as trav salesman for 
5 years. Moved to Le Sueur and 
since 1895 has been editor and pub- 
lisher of the Le Sueur News. Sec 
and dir of Le Sueur Telephone Co. 

GRIMSRUI) Christian, Minneapolis. 
Res 1726 Irving av S, office 2 7 3d 
st N. Merchant. Born Sept 5, 1864 
in Drammen Norway, son of Andrew 
and Carrie (Olsen) Grimsrud. Mar- 
ried 18 85 to Severine Hamborg. Ed- 
ucated in the common schools Ter- 
race Minn. Worked in Yerxa Bros 
shoe dept Fargo 1880-84; moved to 
St Paul and . engaged in shoe busi- 



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ness with D Marx; in charge of shoe 
dept Golden Rule until 1891; with 
Hillman's in Chicago 1898-1901; 
established Grimsrud Shoe Co whol 
shoes Minneapolis 1901 and has been 
pres to date. Dir Swedish-American 
Bank. 

GKINDELANl) Andrew, Warren. 
Jurist. Born Nov 20, 185 6 in High- 
landville la, son of Ingebrigt and 
Lucy (Hatlestad) Grindeland. Mar- 
ried Oct 5, 1882 to Ingrid Forde. At- 
tended Decorah (la) Institute 1874- 
76; taught school 187 7 and graduat- 
ed from law dept State Univ of la 
Iowa City, LL B 1882. Practiced 
law in Warren Minn 1882-1903; ap- 
pointed dist judge 14th dist 1903; 
elected judge 190 4 for term of 6 
years. Former member Warren city 
council and school board; judge of 
probate Marshall county 189 9-90; 
member State Normal School Board 
189 5-98; state senator 1899-1903. 
Dir State Bank of Warren, Grand 
Forks College, Warren Hospital Assn 
and Marshall County Agricultural 
Assn. Pres Warren Commercial 

Club. 

GRINOLS Clinton 1), St Cloud. 
Merchant. Born June 24, 1860 in 
Anoka county Minn, son of Benjamin 
and Isabel (Cooper) Grinols. Mar- 
ried Jan 1, 1883 to Elizabeth A Ross. 
Attended dist school Fairhaven Minn 
and public and normal schools St 
Cloud graduating 1879. Taught 

school 2 years at Kimball Prairie 
Minn. Then engaged in business for 
self under firm name of B Grinols 
& Sons Fairhaven until 1891. En- 
gaged as trav salesman D M Osborn 
& Co farm machinery 2 years. Moved 
to St Cloud as a member of firm of 
Grinols & Gregory farm implements 
1893-9 8; then incori)orated as the 
Grinols Co of which he was sec and 
treas until 1904; sold greater part 
of his interests and established sepa- 
rate house handling threshing mach- 
inery only. Continued however as 
pres of tile Grinols Co. Postmaster 
St Cloud since Oct 1, 1906. 

GHODK John S, St Paul. Res 22 7 
Iglehart st, office Board Public 
Works. Public official. Born Sept 
22, 184 5 in Hesse-Darmstadt Ger- 



many, son of John and Anna J (Juen- 
ger) Grode. Educated in public 
schools at Germantown Wis and a 
parochial school; took private in- 
struction in bookkeeping. Came to 
America an infant; located in Wash- 
ington county Wis; reared on farm; 
entered railroad service when 18; 
came to Minn 1866; entered service 
of Minn Valley R R as section boss; 
resigned as road master 1883; in gen 
commission business 1883-89. Ap- 
pointed deputy county treas Ramsey 
county Jan 1, 18 89 holding office un- 
til Sept 3 0, 1894. In insurance, real 
estate, conveyancing, foreign collec- 
tions and steamship agency business 
under firm names of Grode & Co and 
Grode & Stenger 189 4-1901. Ap- 
pointed on Board of Public Works St 
Paul 1901 and elected pres 19 02 
which office he still holds. Dir Arion 
Singing Society 1879-1905; conduct- 
or Assumption Church choir from 
1890. Member K of C, Catholic For- 
esters, St Clemens Benev Society, St 
Peter's Benev Soc and Good Shep- 
herd Society. Dir German R C Aid 
Assn 1886; sec of same 1887-97; 
member executive committee 1897 to 
date. Member of Commercial Club. 

GRONDAHL Jens K, Red Wing. 
Res 1026 S Park st, office 220 Bush 
St. Publisher. Born Dec 3, 18 69 in 
Eidsvold Norway, son of Lars and 
Margaret (Julsrud) Grondahl. Ed- 
ucated in the public schools of Nor- 
way and Red Wing Minn; Red Wing 
Seminary and U of M. Editor Daily 
Independent 1891-9 2: with Red Wing 
Printing Co 1892-93; editor Red 
Wing Nordstjernen 1893. Member 
Minn House of Representatives 1895- 
9 7 and 1899; editor Red WMng Daily 
Republican 1899-1902; gen mngr of 
same 1902 to date. Member Com- 
mercial Club. 

GRO.SS Francis A, Minneapolis. 
Res 1411 Fremont av N, office Ger- 
man American Bank. Banker. Born 
Aug 10, 1870 in Hennepin county 
Minn, son of Mathias and Mary M 
(Lenzen) Gross. Educated in the 
l)ublic and parochial schools of Min- 
neapolis and St John's Univ College- 
ville Minn. First engaged as elk in 
his father's grocery; entered German 
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and served in every capacity until 
he was elected pres which office he 
now holds. Member of North Side 
Commercial Club, Royal Arcanum, 
Catholic Knights of America, Sons 
of Minn, Sons of Herman and B P 

E. 

GROTTK Anthony T, Minneapolis. 
Res 2325 N 6th st, office 42 5 Temple 
Court. Lawyer. Born Oct 29, 18 70 
in Minneapolis, son of Thomas O and 
Brynhild (Kjosnes) Grotte. Married 
Oct 22, 189 8 to Johanne Jensen. At- 
tended public schools in Minneapolis; 
graduated from Central High School 
1889; in scientific course U of M 
1893; law dept 1894. Has practiced 
law in Minneapolis 1894 to date. 
Dir Wilprud Land & Colonization Co. 
Supreme pres Sons of Norway; mem- 
ber .lunior Pioneers Assn; M W A; 
Modern Samaritans. 

GROA^ John, St Paul. Res 7 79 
Dayton av, office 515 Pioneer Press 
bldg. Real estate. Born April 3 0, 
1855 in Rockford 111, son of Isaac 
and Elizabeth (Zabach) Grove. Mar- 
ried Aug 4, 188 6 to Vine E Armitage. 
Educated in the public schools of 
Rockford and Charles City la. In 
mercantile business at Algona la sev- 
eral years; real estate at Algona 
and other Iowa localities several 
years; real estate at Morris Minn 
1896-97; member John Grovo Land 
Co St Paul handling Minn lands 189 8 
to date. Member St Paul Commercial 
Club. 

GRUNDY Henry, Thief River Falls. 
Physician (R). Born May 6, 18 59 
in Ontario, son of Oswald and Eliza- 
beth (Evans) Grundy. Married 1902 
to Lucy Tomlinson. Educated in St 
Catherine's Out Collegiate Inst; 
graduated from Toronto Univ medi- 
cal school 1890. Engaged in prac- 
tice of medicine in Toronto 19 00- 
1903; in Thief River Falls 1902 to 
date. Mayor Thief River Falls 190 6- 
1907; member Masonic fraternity; 

1 O O F; K of P; M W A. Local 
surgeon to "Soo" Ry. 

GRl NOW Hanns E, St Paul Res 
719 Portland av, ofiice 805-806 N Y 
Life bldg. Imperial German Consul. 
P.orn Sept 21, 1865 in Berlin Germany, 



son of Oscar and Elsie (Kuehlstein) 
Grunow. Married in 1893 to Miss L? 
Combe in Lausanne Switzerland. Ed- 
ucated in the gymnasium Berlin; 
Univ of Lausanne Switzerland and 
graduated from law dept of Univ of 
Berlin 18 89. Was connected with 
several tribunals in Berlin 1899-1903 
when he passed his examination as 
judge. Vice consul and then acting 
consul in Samoa; acting consul gen 
Sydney Australia 1900; foreign office 
Berlin 1902-1903; 1st vice and acting 
consul gen Constantinople 1903-1904; 
appointed first Imperial German 
consul to St Paul Sept 14, 1904 
which appointment he still retains. 

GUKSMKR Arnold L, Minneapolis. 
Res 1512 8th av N, office 1006 Guar- 
anty bldg. Lawyer. Born Nov 2 4, 
1877 in Minneapolis, son of Freder- 
ick and Wilhelmina (Kebs) Guesmer. 
Attended private and dist schools 
near Minneapolis until 1893; Minne- 
apolis public schools 1893-95; North 
Side High School 189 5-99 graduating 
in Latin course; also Curtiss Busi- 
ness College 1893-94 learning sten- 
ography and typewriting; worked as 
stenographer while attending high 
school; graduated from law dept U 
of M 1902. Has practiced law in 
Minneai)olis 1902 to date. Member 
Delta Chi college fraternity and 
Roosevelt Club Minneapolis. 

GUILFORD 1 aul Willis, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 1820 Hawthorne av, office 
82 0-824 Security Bank bldg. Law- 
yer. Born Jan 15, 1876 in Minneapo- 
lis, son of Jonas and Helen (Mor- 
rill) Guilford. Graduated from 
academic dept U of M 1897; law dept 
1900. Has practiced law in Minne- 
a])olis since June 1900 and in all 
courts of the state. Dir Woodmen 
Mutual Casualty Co. Member Royal 
Arcanum, Garfield Republican, 4th 
Ward Re]3 clubs INIinneapolis; Men's 
Club of Unitarian Church. 

GUITERMAX Leo A, St Paul. Res 
986 Summit av. Manufacturer. Born 
Se])t 22, 1862 in Cincinnati O, son 
of Alex and Lena (Stern) Guiterman. 
Educated in the Cincinnati public 
schools. One of the organizers of the 
firm of Guiterman Bros in 1883, firm 



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incorporated in 1904 manufacturers 
and jobbers of shirts and men's fur- 
nishing goods of all kinds. Charter 
member of the Commercial Club. 



GULBRANDSON Hans, Albert Lea. 
Merchant. Born Oct 9, 1844 in 
Aadalen Norway, son of Endre and 
Marit (Hanson) Gulbrandson. Mar- 
ried in 187 8 to Miss Olava Elizabeth 
Nelson. Came to U S with parents 
in 1852, and to Minn in 1856. Em- 
])loyed on father's farm until 1870; 
engaged in farm machinery business 
with brothers G and V Gulbrandson, 
purchased G Gulbrandson's inter- 
est 18 76; added hardware to the 
business 1877; purchased V Gul- 
brandson's interest 1900 and has con- 
tinued alone to date. Member of the 
Old Lutheran Church established in 
1853. 

GUNN Joseph, Breckenridge. 
Banker. Born in 185 7 in Ernest- 
town Ont, son of Samuel E and Lu- 
cinda (Rea) Gunn. Married Aug 4, 
1888 to Mary Auman. Educated in 
public schools Ernesttown Ont. Pub- 
lished Wlikin County Gazette 18 84- 
87; engaged in mercantile business 
Breckenridge 1887-96; propr Home 
Fund Realty Loan Bank to date. Pres 
Red River B & L Assn. Served in 
legislature 1893; member Masonic 
fraternity and K of P. 

GUTGESELL Cornelius J, St Paul. 
Res 623 Grand av, office 114 i^ 6th st. 
Manufacturer. Born Dec 10, 1857 
at La Crosse Wis, son of Frank and 
Ella Martha (Washington) Gutge- 
sell. Married Amy A Stimson April 
8, 1885. Educated in public schools 
and business college at La Crosse 
Wis. In office of father (mnfgr) 
1875; elk for Sweet, Dempster & Co 
whol hats, caps and furs Chicago 
1876-82; removed to Minneapolis 
1883; with Plymouth Clothing Co 
several years as sec and dir 1883- 
1900; mngr Browning, King & Co Min- 
neapolis 1900-190 4; mnfr women's 
cloaks, suits, furs etc St Paul 1905 
to date. Member Commercial Club 
St Paul; Masonic fraternity and 
Shrine. Member Episcopal Diocesan 
Church Club, pres 2 years. 



Gl THKIE Archibald, St Paul. Res 

332 Summit av, office 202 Nat Ger 
Am Bank bldg. R R contractor. 
Born 184 6 in Lanark county Canada, 
son of .James and Margaret (Reid) 
Guthrie. Married in 1871 to Frances 
E Wescott. Educated in common 
schools. Has been engaged for many 
years as railroad contractor and 
builder with headquarters in St Paul. 
Has successfully carried out some of 
the most pretentious plans of rail- 
way building in the northwest. Head 
of firm of A Guthrie & Co. 

GUTZMANN Oscar R, Minneapolis. 
Res 609 E 15th st, office 213 S 8th 
St. Manufacturer. Born Aug 20, 
1859 in Germany, son of August and 
Sophia (Lehman) Gutzmann. Mar- 
ried June 1884 to Annie Koppitch. 
Educated in common schools. Em- 
ployed as carpenter and builder Cleve- 
land until 1880; member The North- 
western Sash & Door Co 1901; pres 
and treas Union Sash & Door Co 1906 
to date. Member I O O i^ and Ma- 
sonic fraternity. 



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HAAS Henry G, St Paul. Res 73 9 

St Peter st, office 4 5 7-459 St Peter st. 
Beef and pork packer. Born in 
184 8 in Indiana county Pa. Married 
in 1876 to Jennie E Cramsie. Came 
to St Paul 1858 and attended the 
Sisters and later the Christian Broth- 
ers" College; established firm of Haas 
Bros beef and pork packers 1876; 
incorporated same as Haas Bros Co 
1895. Assemblyman 4 terms; pres 
of city council 3 terms. Member of 
Commercial Club, Junior Pioneers 
and K of C. 

HAAS John L, St Paul. Res 730 

St Peter st. ofl^ce 7 84 Wabasha. 
Banker. Born April 20, 1877 in St 
Paul Minn, son of Henry G and Jennie 
E (Cramsie) Haas. Married in 1902 
to Clara M Brcderick of Dubuque la. 
Educated in the public, parochial and 
Cretin High schools St Paul. Began 
his business career as elk for H T 
Quinlan broker for 18 months. En- 
gaged in banking State Bank of St 
Paul 1896; v pres of same 1904 to 



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date; treas Citizens Savings Bank. 
Member of K of C, I O F, Sons of 
Hermann and Twin City Banl^ers 
Club. 

HAHBERSTAl) Nicholas Martin, 

St Paul. Res 299 Stinson st, office 
517 N Y Life bldg. Real estate 
and insurance. Born June 8, 1860 
in Norway, son of Nils and Martha 
(Benson) Habberstad. Married in 
1887 to Sophia Caspara Crist. Edu- 
cated in the common schools of Nor- 
way, St Peter Minn and St Paul. 
Started in as a newsboy; variously 
employed until age of 17; apprenticed 
to a machinist; account of ill health 
abandoned trade and engaged in a 
country store; later in the livery 
business at Olivia ]\Iinn. Returned 
to St Paul and engaged in confection- 
ery business. Organized St Paul Ex- 
celsior Mnfg Co 1893. Sold out in 
1894 and variously employed until 
1899. Real estate and insurance 
1899 to date. 

HACIvNEY^ Joseph M, St Paul. Res 
1523 Hewitt av, office 201 Pioneer 
Press bldg. Farming lands. Born 
July 8, 1874 at Antrim Minn, son of 
William and Catherine (Bradley) 
Hackney. Married Jennie E Hill. Ed- 
ucated in the public schools of Minn 
at Hamline Univ St Paul 189 5-99; 
and in the law dept of the U of M 
1902. Sec and gen mngr Hackney- 
Boynton Land Co, which handled 
over 1,200,000 acres farming land in 
N D 1901-1904; sec and treas Hack- 
ney Land Co; sec Law Mnfg Co. 
Alderman St Paul 19 04-19 06; elect- 
ed to State Senate 1906; trustee 
Hamline Univ; member St Paul Com- 
mercial, Lincoln and Roosevelt clubs; 
Business INIen's League and St An- 
thony Park Mnfg Club. 

HACKXEY Leslie S, St Paul. Res 
1619 Wesley av, office 201-203 Pio- 
neer Press bldg. Lands. Born Sept 
17, 1859 in Edwardsburg Can, son 
of William and Catherine (Bradley) 
Hackney. Married Lillian Rolf, Pres 
ton Minn 1888. Educated in the com- 
mon schools and entered business 
early in life. Engaged in the land 
business 7 years ago and is now prob- 
ably one of the largest land and cat- 
tle owners in the Northwest. Pres 



Hackney Land Co; Hackney-Boynton 
Land Co and Law Mnfg Co, mnfrs of 
farm implements. Member Commer- 
cial Club and St Paul Driving Assn. 

HADLEY Emerson, St Paul. Res 
123 Farrington av, office Northern 
Pacific Railway bldg. Lawyer. Born 
Dec 2 7, 1857 in Marion Mass, son of 
Andrew J and Louisa (Brett) Had- 
ley. Graduated from Phillips Acad- 
emy Andover Mass 18 76; Harvard 
College 1881 and attended Columbia 
College Law School 1882-83; was ad- 
mitted to the bar in N Y State 1884; 
came to St Paul in Nov of the same 
year; entered into partnersliip with 
Edward G Rogers as Rogers & Hadley 
1885-9 0; Lusk, Bunn & Hadley 1890- 
93; Bunn & Hadley 1893-95; Hadley 
& Armstrong 189 5-1900; since which 
time he has been the asst gen coun- 
sel of the Northern Pacific Ry Co. 
Member of Minn, and Town anl Coun- 
try clubs St Paul and the Society of 
Colonial Wars. 

HADLICH Henry J, bt Paul. Res 
Supt delivery P O. Born in Liep- 
zig Germany July 10, 1871, son of 
Christian M and Nanny Hadlich. Mar- 
ried Minnie Trost in San Francisco 
Cal Aug 12, 1902. Educated in the 
public schools of Leipzig Germany 
and St Paul Central High School. 
Removed to St Paul with his parents 
direct from Germany in 18 82 and 
while attending school in 18 84 sold 
newspapers; afterward learned print- 
ing trade; entered St Paul P O as 
messenger July 7, 1887 and was ap- 
pointed elk Sept 18, 1887; asst supt 
of del Feb 14, 1896; supt of del July 
1, 1899 which appointment he still 
holds. Member of the Commercial 
Club of St Paul. 

HAEXCK Edward Albert Holnier, 

St Paul. Office 417-419 Bradley bldg. 
Civil engineer and surveyor. Born 
April 16,1845 in Harbleck, Schles- 
wig-Holstein Germany, son of Bay 
August and Anna (Alberts) Haenck. 
Attended public school at Oldens- 
worth; private school at Schwabstedt; 
college at Rendsburg; univ at Kiel; 
artillery and engineering school at 
Berlin. Served in German army during 
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to the U S 1871; employed by Mil- 
waukee Construction Co as surveyoi' 
1871-72; city engineer La Crosse Wis 
1872; county surveyor of Ramsey 
county Minn 18 72-73; practiced as 
civil engineer and surveyor St Paul 
1873 to date. Has military medal of 
honor 1864; cross. of Koenig-graetz 
medal of French War; member 
Deutscher Krieger Verein St Paul. 

HAGA Edward C, Le Sueur. Bank- 
er. Born July 27, 1876 in Luverne 
Minn, son of O O and Julia (Olson) 
Haga. Married Nov 17, 189 9 to Gert- 
rude Van Epps. Engaged in farming 
until 18 94 and then attended col- 
leges in Dixon 111 and Valparaiso Ind. 
Engaged in banking 1897; organized 
First State Bank Crystal Lake la 
1898; organized and was cashr of 
First Nat Bank Crystal Lake la 19 00; 
moved to Le Sueur and organized 
Farmers State Bank 1905 and is 
cashr of same. Member Minn Valley 
Realty & Exchange Co. 

HAGBERG August, Duluth. Res 
110 Exeter st, office 218 W Superior. 
Public official. Born May 12, 18 69 
in Karlstad Sweden, son of Nils and 
Christine Hagberg. Married Jan 
27, 1893 to Lottie Stark. Edu- 
cated in common schools of Sweden 
and Duluth; attended Parson's Busi- 
ness College. Engaged as tailor un- 
til 1899; chief deputy register of 
deeds until 1901; now in tailoring- 
business; state factory inspector 190 5 
to date; pres Lake Superior & Nevada 
Development Co. 

HAGE Nels O, St Paul. Res 8 76 
Payne av, office 878 Payne av. Real 
estate. Born Sept 14, 1867 in Swed- 
en. Removed to Minn 1888. En- 
gaged in real estate business 19 00 
making a specialty of E St Paul prop- 
erty. Member of Real Estate Ex- 
change; organizer of E Side Commer- 
cial Club. 

HAGEX Gudbiand T, Crookston. 
Editor and publisher. Born March 
20, 186 4 in Norway, son of Torsten 
Torstenson and Ingelborg (Olson) 
Hagen. Educated in public schools 
of Norway and evening schools; at- 
tended school in Mayville N D and 
Willmar (Minn) Seminary and Insti- 



tute. Engaged as photographer 8 
years in N D and Minn; founded 
Scandinavian paper at Elbow Lake; 
sold out and purchased the Banneret 
a weekly at Holton N D; changed 
name of paper to Vesterheimen and 
published 1 year; in Mayville 4 years; 
moved to Crookston and has pub- 
lished Crookston Press 189 7 to date. 
Member Minn Editorial Assn and I 
O G M. 

HAGGARD David Avery, Bald 
Eagle Lake. Office Globe bldg 
St Paul. Lawyer. Born June 9, 187 
in Winchester 111, son of Dr James R 
and Frances H (Avery) Haggard. 
Graduated Univ of Nebraska B Sc 
1891; LL B 1893. Editor for West 
Publishing Co 1898-1901. Member 
Donnelly & Haggard lawyers St Paul 
19 05; instructor St Paul College of 
Law. Member Phi Delta Theta col- 
lege fraternity. 

HAGLIN Charles F, Minneapolis. 
Res 3 21 S 8th st, office 23 Lumber 
Exchange. Contractor and builder. 
Born in 1849 in New York. Educat- 
ed in the public schools. Architect 
in Minneapolis 1873; member Long 
& Haglin architects 18 73-7 6; Haglin 
&. Corner 1876-79; Haglin & Moore 
builders 187 9-90; alone 1890 to date. 
Member Haglin & Stahr fire proof 
elevators and mills; half owner Min- 
neapolis Stone Co; dir Kettle River 
Stone Co. 

IIAISH Alfred 1), Superior. Office 
Carlton Minn. Real estate and loans. 
Born Dec 21, 185 8 in Alma Wis, son 
of Frederick and Wilhelmina (Lutz) 
Haish. Married Sept 1, 1886 to Ida 
Alley. Educated in common and 
high schools Reeds Landing Minn. 
Engaged in farm implement business 
W^ebster S D 1883-1900; moved to 
Minneapolis until 1901; moved to 
Carlton and engaged in farm lands, 
real estate and loans to date. Pres 
Carlton County Abstract Co and 
Floodwood Minn Bank; Sec Inter- 
state Farm Land Co Carlton Minn. 
Member Carlton and Superior Com- 
mercial clubs and Masonic fraternity. 

HAISLET Sam S, Red Lake Falls. 
Editor. Born Sept 2 8, 1878 in De- 
corah la, son of Samuel S and Wilhel- 
mina (Morrison) Haislet. Educated 



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in common schools of Adrian Minn 
and business college at Sioux Falls S 
Dak. Learned printer's trade in the 
Guardian office Adrian, and was later 
editor of that paper; moved to Red 
Lake Falls and edited the Red Lake 
Falls Gazette 1901-1905; now en- 
gaged as editor of the Courier. Mem- 
ber I O O F; K of P; M W A. 

HALBERT Clarence Wells, St 

Paul. Res 19 Floral av, office Dis- 
patch bldg. Lawyer. Born Aug 31, 

18 74 in Binghamton N Y, son of Ed- 
win G and Nancy Melvina (Tyler) 
Halbert. Educated in St Paul High 
School 1891, Yale College 1895, Yale 
Law School 189 7. After graduating 
from law school engaged in the ad- 
vertising business for several years 
and then returned to St Paul and en- 
tered the office of Davis, Kellogg & 
Severance. Began practice alone in 

19 00 then formed the partnership 
with Hugh T Halbert under the name 
of Halbert & Halbert. Is trustee 
and sec of the St Paul College of 
Law. Member of the Roosevelt Rep 
and Town and Country clubs. 

HALBERT Hugh T, St Paul. Res 
19 Floral av, office Dispatch bldg. 
Lawyer. Born Jan 16, 1873 at Bing- 
hamton N Y, son of Edwin G and 
Nancy Melvina (Tyler) Halbert. 
Graduated from St Paul High School 
1891; Yale College (academic) 1895; 
Yale Law School 1897. Admitted to 
the bar 1898. In law office of Munn 
& Thygeson lawyers St Paul 189 8- 
1902; senior member of Halbert & 
Halbert lawyers 1902 to date. Mem- 
ber Town and Country Club and 
Roosevelt Republican Club St Paul; 
pres latter 1904-1906, 1907-1908; 
member Minn Boat and St Paul Ger- 
man clubs; and Yale Alumni Assn. 
Pres Minn State and St Paul City 
Tennis assns; sec Citizens League. 
Member Ramsey County, Minn and 
American Bar assns. 

HALEY Ernest C, Minneapolis. 
Res 1200 E 26th st, office 819 North- 
western bldg. Architect. Born Sept 
25, 1867 in Malone N Y, son of Jo- 
seph H and Trepina (Leonard) Haley. 
Married 1898 to Jennie B Babcock. 
Educated in the common schools of 



Minneapolis; studied architecture in 
office and with father, and succeeded 
to father's practice. Member of Royal 
Arcanum. 

HALL Albert H, Minneapolis. Res 
2 03 Queen av S, office 7 2 2-726 N Y 
Life bldg. Lawyer. Born July 11, 
1858 at Alexandria O, son of Dr Levi 
and Lucinda (Mitchel) Hall. Mar- 
ried Nellie J Pearson. Attended 
public schools in Ohio, high school 
Austin Minn; U of M 187 5-80; grad- 
ated Columbian Law School Wash- 
ington D C, LL B 1883. Has prac- 
ticed law in Minneapolis 1883 to 
date; member of Hall & Kolliner 
lawyers in general practice Minneap- 
olis to date. Asst city atty Min- 
neapolis 1889-9 4; special asst coun- 
ty atty Hennepin county 1894-95. 
Member American Bar Assn; Alpha 
Nu Chi Psi college fraternity; Ma- 
sonic order, B P O E, K of P, U W, 
Royal League, K of C, W O W and 
iMinneapolis Commercial Club. 

HALL Alexander RitcJiie, St Paul. 
Res 682 Carroll st, office 218 Moore 
bldg. Physician. Born April 25, 
18 74 at Washington Ontario Can, son 
of Thomas and Agnes (Robson) Hall. 
Attended common and high school at 
Washington; St Catherine's and 
Woodstock Collegiate Institutes On- 
tario; graduated from McGill Univ 
Montreal Can, M D C R 1900; Lon- 
don Eng, M R C S and L R C P 1902. 
Member Ramsey County and Minn 
State Medical societies; Delta Upsi- 
lon and Mi Sigma Mi college frater- 
nities; Masonic order. 



HALL Christopher Webber, Min- 
neapolis. Res 803 University av S E, 
office U of M. Educator. Born Feb 
2 8, 1845 in W^ardsboro Vt, son of 
Lewis Hall. Twice married; July 
2 9, 1875 to Ellen A Dunnell (died 
Feb 21, 1876); Dec 26, 1883 to 
Sophia L Haight. Educated in com- 
mon schools West Wardsboro; Leland 
and Gray Seminary Townshend Vt; 
Chester Academy; graduating ]\Iid- 
dlebury College 1871. After leaving 
college was prin Glenns Falls Acad- 
emy; moved to IMankato as prin Man- 
kato High School 1872-73; supt 



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schools Owatonna Minn IS 73-7 5; 
studied abroad 1875-7 7; entered fac- 
ulty U of M 1878 wliere lie has since 
remained. 

HALL Darwin Scott, Renville. 
Farmer, journalist. Born 184 4 in 
Wheatland, Kenosha county Wis; 
moved to Minn 1866; county auditor 
Renville 1869-72; elk of district court 
1873-77; founder and editor for many 
years of Renville Times; member of 
legislature 1876; register of U S 
Land Office at Benton Minn 1878-80; 
elected to State Senate 1886; to U S 
House of Representatives 1888; ap- 
pointed by Pres Harrison chairman 
of Chippewa Indian Commission 
1891; delegate to Nat Republican 
Convention Minneapolis 1892; mem- 
ber of State Senate 1877. Served 
in 4 2d Wis Vol Inf in Civil War. 

HALT. Lee, St Paul. Res 991 St 
Clair St, office 314 Pioneer Press 
bldg. Real estate. Born July 24, 
1863, New Orleans La, son of O E 
and Emily (Mudge) Hall. Married 
June 1, 1884 to Alice St Germain. 
Educated Governers New Orleans 
1870-71; public school 1872-73; 
public school Highland 111 1874; 
Shattuck Military Academy Faribault 
Minn 1875-76; public school St Louis 
Mo 1877-78. Employed with Sam- 
uel Cupples Woodenware Co St 
Louis 18 78-83; removed to St 
Paul 1883 and assumed charge of 
stock dept of the St Paul branch of 
same firm known as Colbert, Hill & 
Co; employed by Draper & Co St Paul 
1886-91; then engaged in real es- 
tate, mortgage loan and insurance 
business. Ex-member Mo N G; mem- 
ber and dir Commercial Club; ex-sec 
and dir Real Estate Exchange St 
Paul. 

HALL Mathew, St Cloud. Lum- 
ber. Born Aug 27, 1863 in Baden 
Germany, son of Dionis and Cecelia 
(Kormmel) Hall. Married Oct 11, 
189 2 to Anna Volz. Educated in 
common schools of Germany. Came 
to Minn and engaged in lumbering 
in Benton county 1882-89; in lumber 
business St Cloud 1889 to date. 



HALL Oswee M, Red Wing. Law- 
yer. Born Sept 10, 184 6 in Ohio, 
son of Charles and Emeline ( Mat- 
son) Hall. Married in 18 73 to Eliza- 
beth Magee. Educated in public 
schools Couneant Ohio and gradu- 
ated from Williams College Mass 
18 68. Admitted to bar in Red Wing 
18 72 and has been engaged in the 
practice of his profession to date. 
Member State Senate 1885-86; U S 
House of Representatives 1891-95. 
Member Masonic fraternity. 

HALL Pearl Mitchell, Minneai:)olis. 
Res 13 00 20th av N, office Court 
House. Public official. Born Oct 
10, 1860 at West Jefferson O, son of 
Levi and Lucinda (Mitchell) Hall. 
Educated in public schools in Ohio 
and Minn; at U of M; Hahnemann 
Medical College Chicago, graduating 
in 1882. Practiced medicine in Min- 
neapolis 188 2 to date. Member State 
Board Medical Examiners 1887-93; 
medical insp Minneapolis Health 
Dept 189 7-9 8; comnr of health Min- 
neapolis 1901 to date. Discov- 
ered Hall's Island in Mississip- 
pi in April 1902; acquired title and 
deeded island to city of Minneapolis 
in November 1902. Member City 
Medical Society; National Assn for 
study and prevention of tuberculosis; 
Commercial and North Side Com- 
mercial clubs Minneapolis. 

HALL William S, Minneapolis. Res 
1905 15th av S, office 5th av and 2d 
St S. Machinist. Born Jan 6, 1844 
in England, son of Thomas and 
Sarah (Birch) Hall. Married April 
12, 1868 to Alias Singleton. Edu- 
cated in common schools. Learned 
machinist's trade in England 1857- 
64; employed in Philadelphia 1869- 
72; in Hudson Wis 1873-78; in Min- 
neapolis 18 78 to date as propr Eagle 
Iron Works, gen machinists. Mem- 
ber Masonic fraternity. 

HALLAM O.scar, St Paul. Res 7 43 
Goodrich av, office 64 Court House. 
Judge of dist court 2d Dist Minn. 
Born Oct 19, 1865 at Linden Wis, 
son of Joseph and Mary (Wood) 
Hallam. Educated in the Wisconsin 
district schools Dodgeville WMs 
High School and Univ of Wis gradu- 
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honors 18S7 and from the College 
of Law of same 1889. Instructor in 
College of Law St Paul. Member 
Commercial and Minnesota clubs, St 
Paul; member local, state and na- 
tional bar assns. 

HALLER Axel, Red Wing. Public 
official. Born Dec 11, 1858 in Swed- 
en, son of Andrew and Carrie ( Bengt- 
son) Haller. Married in 1887 to 
Inga Ottom. Educated in public 
schools Goodhue county and Red 
Wing Seminary. Engaged in teach- 
ing and farming 1880-92; asst cashr 
in bank 1893-94; judge of probate 
1894 to date. Dir Pierce-Simmons 
Bank. 

HALLO WELL William Penrose .)r, 

Minneapolis. Res 23 02 1st av S, of- 
fice 412 1st av S. Merchant. Born 
Nov 30, 1863 in Philadelphia Pa, son 
of William P and Elizabeth C (Davis) 
Hallowell. Attended Friends' Central 
School Philadelphia; Cheltenham 
Academy Pa; Swarthmore College 
Sv.arthmore Pa. Left college and 
moved to Minneapolis 1883. With 
Northwestern Nat Bank Minneapolis, 
D Morrison & Co merchant millers 
and Nelson Tannery Co 1883-88. 
Northwestern Fuel Co, H W Arm- 
strong & Co coal 188 8-1902; resident 
mngr Youghiogheny & Lehigh Coal 
Co 19 02-1904; sec, v pres and treas 
Holmes & MacCaughey Co 1904; v 
pres and treas Holmes & Hallowell Co 
succeeding Holmes & MacCaughey Co 
whol and retail coal, offices in Min- 
neapolis and St Paul, 1905 to date. 
Served in Co "I" M N G 1883-88. 
Member Minneapolis, Minikahda and 
Lafayette clubs Minneapolis. 

HALLSTROM John Lars, Minne- 
apolis. Res 2 53 9 10th av S, office 
730-734 E Lake st. Educator. Born 
Sept 11, 186 5 at Vermland Sweden, 
son of John and Ingeborg (Larson) 
Hallstrom. Married Nov 2 9, 1893 to 
Beda J Swenson. Attended public 
schools in Sweden and Minn; gradu- 
ated from Gustavus Adolphus Col- 
lege at St Peter Minn B C 18 89, M 
C 1897; U of M, LL B 1899. Pro- 
fessor in Gustavus Adolphus College 
1889-93; in Northwestern College 
Minneapolis 1894-1904. Treas Am 
Business College Minneapolis 1904 



to date. Also engaged in practice 
of law; deals in real estate and ne- 
gotiates loans. Member several Re- 
publican clubs Minneapolis. 

HALSTEI) A J, Brainerd. Res 423 

Broadway N, office 2131/3 S 6th st. 
Editor and publisher. Born Aug 23, 
1850 in Bridgeport O, son of Urial 
W and Mary J (Grubb) Halsted. 
Twice married: first to Annie 
Zane (died 1876); second to Louise 
Smith (died 19 02). Educated in 
public schools Bridgeport O. Learned 
printer's trade and worked as com- 
positor until 1871. City editor Daily 
Intelligencer Wheeling W Va 1871- 
79; established Wheeling Saturday 
Evening Journal, subsequently chang- 
ed to Evening Journal 1879; sold 
same 1883; moved to Brainerd and 
purchased Brainerd Tribune 1884 
which he has conducted to date. 
Member city council Wheeling 5 
years; mayor Brainerd 1894-1900, 
1902, 190(5 resigning Nov 1906 after 
1 month of last term. Elected pres 
State Editorial Assn 1907. Member 
Commercial Club Brainerd. 

HALSTED Hugh Martin, St Paul. 
Res 89 9 Raymond av, office St Paul. 
Whol lumber. Born Dec 19, 1880 
in Sheboygan Wis, son of David Wis- 
ner and Bertha Kathryn (Balzer) 
Halsted. Educated in the public 
schools of Sheboygan; high school St 
Paul and law dept U of M. Engaged 
in whcl lumber business under firm 
name of Halsted & Booraem 1906 to 
date. 

HA:MILT0N George D, Detroit. 
Publisher. Born April 3, 1856 in 
Two Rivers Wis, son of Henry C and 
Diantha (Smith) Hamilton. Married 
Sept 3 0, 18 80 to Mary G Deming. Re- 
ceived common school education. 
Employed as apprentice in newspaper 
office of Chronicle Two Rivers Wis 
1872: with Crete (Neb) News 187 6- 
77; publisher of Detroit Record 187 8 
to date; also engaged in real estate 
business; has held many village 
offices; member Masonic fraternity. 

HAMILTON Philip R, Minneapolis. 
Res 17 50 Hillside av. office 942 Lum- 
ber Exchange. Lumber. Born Jan 
29, 18 59 in Canada, son of William 



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G and Charlotte (Tiirgis) Hamilton. 
Married 1883 to Elizabeth Staveley. 
Received a common school education. 
Employed in lumber business 187 5- 
79: in banking business Three Rivers 
Quebec 1879-82; mngr St Maurice 
Furnace 1882-84; moved to Minne- 
apolis and engaged in sash, door and 
blind business with Bard well, Rob- 
inson & Co 1884-99; organized Min- 
neapolis Lumber Co 1899; organized 
Ruby Lumber Co and has been sec 
<3f same 1902 to date. 

HAMLIN Coiule, St Paul. Res 2 4 
S St Albans st, office The Pioneer 
Press. Journalist. Born in 1863 in 
Glenville N Y, son of D H and Cath- 
erine (Conde) Hamlin. Educated at 
Winona High School and Union Col- 
lege A B 1883; A M 1886; Wis State 
Law School LL B 1888. V pres and 
gen mngr Pioneer Press Co St Paul; 
dir Security Trust Co St Paul. Ex- 
pres St Paul Commercial Club; chair- 
man State Republican Committee 
1904-1905. 

HAMM Williani, St Paul. Res 6 71 

Cable av, office 681 E Minnehaha. 
Brewer. Married in 1893 to Marie 
Scheffer. Succeeded his father as 
liead of the Theodore Hamm Brew- 
ing Co in the early '80's and has 
the largest single industry in St Paul. 
Prominently identified with public 
affairs; has been especially active 
on the park commission in improve- 
ment of St Paul's park system; v pres 
of the Auditorium Board, appointed 
by the mayor to control the affairs of 
the Auditorium. 

HAMMER Fiedeiirk O, St Paul. 
Res 67 5 Igiehart St, office 43 6 Sib- 
ley St. Mining oi^erator. Born Aug 
11, 18 65 in St Paul Minn, son of 
Jacob and Mary (Sausen) Hammer. 
Married April 10, 189 to La Vanche 
I Barnum. Educated in the public 
and private schools and business col- 
lege St Paul; graduated 1882. Asst 
sec Hail & Storm Ins Co 1882-88; 
sec building and loan assns 1889-99; 
sec to the mayor of St Paul 189 8-99; 
member and pres Board of Public 
Works St Paul 1900-1901; sec and 
treas of the Paragon Mining & Mnfg 
Co; sec of the Chicago-London Min- 



ing Co; dir Dr G P Sandberg Co. 
Member of the Masonic fraternity, 
B P O E, K of P and Junior Pioneer 

Assn. 

HAMMOND E Stanley, Albert Lea. 
Real estate and insurance. Born 
Aug 16, 1870 in London Eng, son of 
William H and Jane A (Dolamore) 
Hammond. Married in 1890 to Mary 
E Sulzer. Educated in Christ's Col- 
lege London Eng. Studied law in 
England; came to U S 1889; studied 
law in Albert Lea; engaged in real 
estate, loans and insurance. Member 
Commercial Club, B P O E, K of P 
and I O O F. 

HAMMOND James G, St Paul. Res 
327 Prior av Merriam Pk, office 412 
Endicott Arcade. Lands. Born Sept 
23, 185 4 at Ottumwa la, son of Wil- 
liam H and Eliza (Baker) Hammond. 
Married Dec 6, 1877 to Clara Gra- 
ham. Attended public schools at 
Ottumwa la; Wesleyan Univ Mt 
Pleasant la 1871-74. Member Kram- 
er & Hammond merchants New Shar- 
on la 1876-86; pres New Sharon State 
Bank 1886 to date; pres Oskaloosa 
Savings Bank 1890-99; Hammond- 
Forsyth Banking Co Corinne Utah 
1899-1901; came to St Paul 1902. 
Pres Dakota-Manitoba Land Co; Mex- 
ico Land Co; v pres Bear River Land 
Co; sec Economy Coal Co; dir Ham- 
mond Cattle Co; member Hammond 
& Dodson lands. Member Commer- 
cial Club St Paul. 

HAMMOND Walter A, St Paul. 
Res 1507 Selby av, office 511 Man- 
hattan bldg. Real estate and loans. 
Born Dec 7, 1853 in Ann Arbor Mich, 
son of A and Lusanna (Haggerty) 
Hammond. Married in 1882 to Ida 
E Kellogg. Educated in public 
schools Ypsilanti Mich. First en- 
gaged in employ of Mich Central 
R R until 1880; in mnfg and whol 
paper business Jackson Mich 18 80- 
85; located in Brainerd Minn and em- 
ployed as engineer N P Ry 1886-93; 
asst commissioner of labor 1893-98; 
engaged in real estate business 189 8- 
1900 and 1904 to date. Member Lin- 
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HAMMO\l> Wiiifield S, St James 
Lawyer. Born Nov 17, 18 63 in South- 
borough Mass, son of John \V and 
Ellen P (Harding) Hammond. Edu- 
cated in public schools Southborough 
Mass; Peters High School South- 
borough Mass, graduating from 
Dartmouth College A B 1884; 
prin high school Mankato 1884- 
85; supt public school Madelia 
1885-90; practiced law Madelia Minn 
under firm name of Hopkins & Ham- 
mond 1891-95; practiced law St 
James Minn 1895-1907. Member firm 
of Hammond & Burns lawyers St 
James 19 07. Dir Security State Bank 
St James County atty Watonwan 
county Minn 1894-96 and 1901-1905; 
member board of directors State 
Normal Schools Minn 1899-1907. 
Elected to congress 2d Minn dist 
1906. 

HAMPL Joseph, Mankato. Res 
1009 N 5th St, office 605 N Front st. 
Manufacturer. Born Nov 16, 1871 
in Bohemia, son of Wenzel and Mary 
(Cizek) Hampl. Married April 10, 
18 93 to Mary Sidlo. Educated in 
public schools. Reared on farm in 
Jackson county Minn; employed by 
Hubbard Milling Co Mankato 189 4- 
1906; bought half interest witli 
Charles Timmerman cigar mnfr and 
In 1907 purchased tlie entire busi- 
ness. Alderman 1905-1907; mem- 
ber Commercial Club; trustee M W 
A 6 years. 

HAXDY William Collins, St Paul. 
Res 183 Goodricli av, office Pioneer 
Press. Journalist. Born April 19, 
1860 at Canton Miss, son of William 
Collins and Marie Preston ( Breck- 
inridge) Handy. Educated in gram- 
mar and higli scliools at Sclioharie 
N Y, collegiate institute at Fort Plain 
N Y and in German vinivs. Taught 
scliool in Maryland 1879-82; prac- 
, ticed law in Maryland 1882-87. Mem- 
ber of real estate firm of Handy & 
Handy St Paul 1887-90; reporter on 
Pioneer Press St Paul 1890; asst city 
editor 1895; city editor Dec 1895; 
managing editor 19 01 to date. 

HANFT Hugo O, St Paul. Res 
69 The Buckingliam, office Court 
House. Lawyer. Born Dec 16, 1871 
in St Peter ]Minn, son of Oscar H and 



Anna (Engelke) Hanft. Educated 
in tlie common and liigli scliools of 
New Ulni Minn; German-American 
Teacliers' Seminary Milwaukee Wis; 
law dept U of M, LL B 1896, LL M 
1897. Prin of Peru 111 High School 
4 years; asst county atty for Ramsey 
county 19 00-19 06; then elected 
judge municipal court. Enlisted in 
the 13th Minn Vol Inf as private and 
was discharged as bat adj after ser- 
vice in the Philippines. 

HAJVGGI Joseph, St Paul. Res 
22 5 Sherburne av, office 69 4 Oak- 
land av. JManufacturer. Born Dec 15, 
18 72 in St Paul Minn, son of Joseph 
and Christine K (Erling) Hanggi. 
Educated in the Assumpticn and 
Cretin parish schools 1879-87. En- 
tered the employ of tlie St Paul Furn 
Co then conducted by Hanggi, Cady 
& Medicke 1887 and remained with 
same until its dissolution 1905 when 
lie engaged in business for himself 
under the firm name of Joseph Hang- 
gi & Co ninfrs of bank, store and of- 
fice furniture. 

HAXLEY >Iai'tiii Fiaiiklin, Minne- 
neapolis. Res 2 411 Blaisdell av, of- 
fice 305 Oneida blk. Lawyer. Born 
Jan 30, 1859 in St Louis Mo, son of 
Martin Franklin and Cyrene Clem- 
ens (Dalton) Hanley. Married 1895 
to Emeline Buford. Graduated Wash 
Univ St Louis law dept LL B 1879. 
Has practiced law in Minneapolis 
1884 to date. Member of Am and 
Minn Bar assns. 

HAXNAFORI) Jiile M, St Paul. Res 
4 05 Portland av, ofiice N P bldg. 
Railroad official. Born Nov 19, 1850 
at Claremont N H, son of Eli R and 
Pauline A (Jewett) Hannaford. Edu- 
cated in the public schools of St Al- 
bans Vt. Clk in frt office Vt Cent 
Ry at St Albans; chief elk gen frt 
oflice N P Ry 1872-79; asst gen pass 
and frt agt 1879-81; gen frt agt 
(Eastern div) 1881-83; asst supt frt 
traffic 1883-84; gen frt agt main line 
and branches 18 84-8 6; traffic mngr 
18 86-90; gen traffic mngr 1890-99; 
also gen traffic mngr Wis Cent lines 
during lease to N P 1890-93; 3d v 
pres N P 1899-1902; 2d v pres 1902- 
1906; V pres and gen supt N P Exp 
Co; dir IMerchants Nat Bank; pres 



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Little AS'A-cfcAf.s- of Bin Folks. 



Nor Exp Co; dir N W Trust Co; 
trustee State Savings Bank. Mem- 
ber Minn Club St Paul. Moved to 
Brainerd 1872; to St Paul 1873. 

HAJVNAH xldani, Minneapolis. Res 
South Shore Lake Harriet, office 2 00 
4th St S. Banker. Born in Scotland, 
son of .John and Mary (Miller) Han- 
nah. Married in 1888 to Ellen Miller. 
Educated in common schools; Ayr 
Academy Scotland. Employed iDy 
Gillespie, Cathcart & Eraser, Ameri- 
can importers of Glasgow Scotland 
1872-75; engaged in farming 1875- 
81; moved to Minneapolis 1881 and 
engaged in loan business; organized 
the Savings Bank of Minneapolis 
189 9 and has been sec and treas to 
date. American agt of the Edinburgh 
North American Investment Co Ltd. 

HANSEN Hubert, St Cloud. Law- 
yer. Born June 16, 1858 in Rock- 
ville Minn, son of Michael and Mary 
J (Bormann) Hansen. Married July 
3 0, 1884 to Mary De Wenter. Edu- 
cated in common schools, Rockville; 
graduated St Cloud Normal School 

18 79; graduated law dept Univ of la 
LL B 18 82; began practice in St 
Cloud and has continued to date. 
City justice 1892-96; judge of pro- 
bate 1894-1900 and 1904-1906. 

HANSON Frank F, Sreckenridge. 
Banker. Born Feb 26, 1878 in Mon- 
mouth la, son of Willis F and Julia 
A (Tudor) Hanson. Married Jan 1, 

19 04 to Minnie Bolster. Educated 
in high schools Monmouth la; Clin- 
ton (la) Business College; graduated 
from Univ of la Iowa City B S 1901. 
Engaged in teaching school Towa 
1902-19 03; cashr Breckenridse Nat 
Bank 19 03 to date. Member Masonic 
fraternity and K of P. Sec Rei)un- 
lican Central Committee for Wilkin 
county. 



HANSON Harry M, Hanley Falls. 
Banker. Born in 1873 in Forest 
City la. Educated in Forest City 
High School; Cornell College Mt Ver- 
non la; and Curtiss Commercial Col- 
lege Minneapolis. Moved to Minn 
1889; has been engaged in banking 
business since 1892; organized First 



Nat Bank of Hanley Falls and has 
been cashr of same 19 00 to date; 
dir in a number of corporations; 
member of state legislature 190 7. 

HANSON John Abrani, St Paul. 

Res 2 8 W 10th, office 251 Endicott 
bldg. Insurance. Born Feb 12, 186'» 
in Rushford Minn, son of Abram K 
and Elizabeth Helen (Davies) Han- 
son. Educated in public schools 
Rushford Minn. Engaged in insur- 
ance business St Paul 1892 to date; 
member 1st Regt M N G lS9.i-9V; 
member Commercial Club, Masonic 
fraternity. Knights Templar and 
Shrine. 

HANSON Louis, Ada. Miller. 
Born Sept 12, 185 4 in Norway, son 
of C J and Mary (Olson) Hanson. 
Married April 11, 1881 to Mary Skau- 
rud. Moved to Otter Tail county 
Minn and worked on farm and attend- 
ed district school 1871-73; employed 
as elk in store at Moorhead 1873-76; 
trav salesman for Andrews Bros, ag- 
ricultural implements 1876-82; em- 
ployed in bank Ada 1883-84; again 
traveled in implement business 18 84- 
88; on farm until 1896; dep auditor 
Clay county 4 years; elk in chief in- 
spector's office Duluth until 1901; re- 
turned to Ada and purchased interest 
in Ada Roller Mills. Member Ma- 
sonic fraternity. 

HxlNSON Nels H, Anoka. Mer- 
chant. Born Sept 7, 1854 in Norway, 
son of Hans Hanson. Married Dec 
7, 187 6 to Mary Bertelson. Edu- 
cated in common schools at Lansing 
la; worked in a cooper shop Red 
WMng 18 75; moved to Chipvew-i 
county 1879 and took up homestead; 
moved to Glyndon 1885 engaged in 
mercantile business; moved to Anoka 
1890 and engaged in dry goods busi- 
ness to date. Mayor of Anoka 4 
terms. 

HANSON Peter E, Litchfield. Sec 
of State. Born June 12, 1845 in 
Branstad Sweden, son of Hans Peter- 
son and Betsy (Ostradson) Hansoi. 
Married in 1867 to Rachel Halvor- 
son. Educated in public scools of 
native land and in Forest City Minn. 
Has always been a farmer. Pres 
First Nat Bank of Litchfield; stock- 



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holder in creamery companies ami 
large real estate owner. State sen- 
ator 4 years; member Republi.'avi 
State Central Committee. Server! as 
scont in Indian outbreaks ISG;!. 

HAKADOX Jesse I), Park Rapids. 
Editor and publisher. Born Jan 9, 
1S71 in Hazleton la, son of E A and 
Miriam D Haradon. Married to Ger- 
trude La Mont. Educated in common 
schools and Mazeppa and Madison 
(Minn) high schools. Served as 
printer s apprentice; later bought The 
Western Guardian and edited and 
published same 7 years; bought 
Hubbard County Enterprise Park 
Rapids 1&03 and has published same 
to date. Member Minn Editorial 
Assn ; Masonic fraternity. 

HARDENBERGH William Adams, 

St Paul. Res White Bear Lake, office 
23 5 E 8th St. Merchant. Born in 
Cleveland O March 9, 1862, son of 
P R L and Charlotte (Adams) Hard- 
enbergh. Educated in the Bravton 
Preparatory School Painesvil'e O and 
later in the Univ of Notre Dame Xotre 
Dame Ind. Has been engaged in the 
whol leather and saddlery biisiness 
since 18 80 with the firm P R L Hard- 
enbergh & Co established 1872 and 
Is now pres of that company. Dir 
of the Capital Nat Bank; pres oc the 
Whol Saddlery Assn of the U S 1S98- 
1900; member of the Minn and Town 
and Country clubs. 

HARDING Herbert Xewtoii, Cass 
Lake. Banker. Born July 2 8, 1858 
in Acworth N H, son of Amos and 
Lorenda W Harding. Married Feb 
1883 to Emma E Anderson. Educat- 
ed in common schools and high 
school Red Wing Minn. Engaged in 
farming 1871-90; grain buyer 189 0- 
93; dry goods merchant 1893-97; 
countv auditor Morrison county Minn 
1897-1902; banking 1902-1907. 
Member IMasonic fraternity. 

HARDY John C, St Paul. Res 210 
N Smith av, office 4 Globe bldg. 
Sec-treas St Paul Lake Ice Co. Born 
in 1868 in St Paul, son of Nicholas 
and Elizabeth (Schindler) Hardy. 
Married to Catherine I Roach. Edu- 
cated in public schools and St John's 
Univ Collegeville Minn. Engaged 



for 6 years in sheriff's office St Paul; 
engaged in the ice business and has 
been in same to date, the present 
firm being the outgrowth of the firm 
of Selby, Harris & Norton and later 
St Paul Ice Co. Served in State Sen- 
ate 1901 and 1903; member M N G 
15 years; member governor's staff. 

HARKIXS Lewis D, Faribault. 
Furniture. Born Jan 7, 1867 in Rice 
county Minn, son of Samuel and 
Orley (Thurston) Harkins. Married 
in 1897 to Mabel Leach of Faribault 
Minn. Educated in the public 
schools Faribault. Taught country 
school in Rice county 1 year and was 
engaged as grocery elk 18 months. 
Bkpr for Sheffield Milling Co Fari- 
bault 1891-93; mngr Farmers Co- 
operative Creamery Co Walcott Minn 
1893-9 6; bkpr Faribault Furn Co 
1896-1901; organized Waterville 
Minn Furn Co and conducted same 
1901-1906. Purchased interest in 
Faribault Furn Co 190 7 and is now 
sec of same. 

HARLOW Michael C, Thief River 
Falls. Real estate and loans. Born 
Sept 17, 1853 in Sheboygan county 
Wis, son of James and Mary (Fox) 
Harlow. Married in Aug 1893 to 
Rose Meisenberg. Graduated from 
normal school Oshkosh Wis. En- 
gaged in teaching and farming in 
Spink county S D 1880-93; in hotel 
business Armstrong la until 1900; 
moved to Thief River Falls and en- 
gaged in real estate business to date. 
Member and pres of city council 2 
years. 

HARMON William P, Minneapolis. 
Res 1905 Penn av S, office 52 4 2d av 
S. Printer. Born March 31, 1865 
in Princeton Wis, son of Hiram H 
and Luanna (Phelps) Harmon. Mar- 
ried June 3, 1890 to Mary Edna 
Clark. Educated in common schools. 
Learned printer's trade and engaged 
in same INIilwaukee until 1888; in 
Minneapolis 1888-94; edited Prince- 
ton (Wis) Republican 1894-96; sec 
and treas Hahn & Harmon Co Inc 
printers Minneapolis 189 6 to date. 
Member Commercial and Publicity 
clubs and Masonic fraternity. 



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HARRINGTON Albeit, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 1823 Park av. office 69 
Cliamber of Commerce. Grain Mer- 
chant. Born April 19, 1848 at Ma- 
caria N Y, son of W H and Miranda 
(Lane) Harrington. Married Aug 
20, 1873 to Laura Frick. Attended 
public schools at Winona Minn to 
186 5; West Point Military Academy 
1867-69. Clk for Laird, Norton «fe 
Co Winona Minn 1865-67; elk W & 
St P R R Winona 1869-71; G W Van 
Dusen & Co Rochester Minn 1871-75; 
member G W Van Dusen & Co 187 5- 
89: built Belt Line elevator Superior 
Wis 1892; pres Belt Line Elevator 
Co 1892-9 5; present business in Min- 
neapolis 189 5 to date. 

HARRINGTON Charles Medbury, 

Minneapolis. Res 2540 Park av, of- 
fice 713 Chamber of Commerce. Grain 
merchant. Born July 11, 185 5 at 
New Berlin N Y, son of Daniel and 
Elizabeth Harrington. Educated at 
New Berlin (NY) Academy. Tele- 
graph opr and bkpr office of G W 
Van Dusen grain dealer Rochester 
Minn 1872-7 4; employed in Roches- 
ter Bank 1874-75; with Mather Bros 
whol grocers Albany N Y 18 75-81; 
returned to Minn in 1881 and again 
took an interest in the grain busi- 
ness with Mr Van Dusen at Roches- 
ter; since 1883 a resident of Minne- 
apolis. Pres Van Dusen-Harrington 
and Nat Elevator companies; v pres 
Pioneer Steel Elevator, Atlas Eleva- 
tor and Inter-State Elevator compan- 
ies; sec G W Van Dusen & Co and 
Star Elevator Co; dir Home Grain 
and St Anthony Elevator companies. 
These companies operate about 400 
country elevators, 4 terminal eleva- 
tors in Minneapolis and 5 retail 
lumber yards. 1st pres Commercial 
Club; ex-pres Minneapolis Club and 
Chamber of Commerce; junior war- 
den St Mark's Episcopal Church Min- 
neapolis; also member Minikahda 
and Lafayette clubs Minneapolis. 

HARRINGTON Louis Enieisoii, 

Minneapolis. Res 4226 Wentworth 
av S, office 3 04-305 Andrus bldg. In- 
surance. Born Dec 6, 1880 at Hast- 
ings Minn, son of William E and 
Annie J (Leavitt) Harrington. Mar- 
ried Oct 12, 1904 to Ada L Johnson. 
Graduated from Hastings High School 



1899; Minn School of Business Min- 
neapolis 1891. In insurance busi- 
ness 1891 to date, except during 4 
months' service as stenogr at Minn 
State Reformatory at St Cloud and 
6 months as asst sec Y M C A in 
Minneapolis. State mngr Great East- 
ern Casualty & Indemnity Co N Y 
1905 to date. 



HARRINGTON Ziiia G, Mankato. 
Physician and banker. Born Aug 
30, 183 in Londondery Vt, son of 
Emery and Palista (Goodell) Har- 
rington. Married in 1874 to Julia 
E Bobbins of Chester Vt. Educated 
in common schools and academy Vt. 
Graduated from Albany Medical Col- 
lege 18 57; practiced in Chester Vt 
until 187 2; moved to Mankato 1872 
and has practiced to date. Pres 
Mankato State Bank. Member Com- 
mercial Club and Masonic fraternity. 

HARRIS Abraham, Minneapolis. 
Res 1400 9th st S, office 2401 Uni- 
versity av S E. Contractor's supplies. 
Born Jan 13, 1860 in Germany, son 
of Leon Harris. Married March 12, 
1S84 to Ray Brim. Educated in 
common schools. Moved to Minne- 
apolis 18 80 and engaged in scrap 
iron and machinery business as Har- 
ris Bros until 1902; organized the 
Mnfrs Supply Co 1902 and has con- 
tinued same to date. 

HARRIS Harold, St Paul. Res 
731 Osceola av, office 209 German- 
American Nat Bank bldg. Lawyer. 
Born Nov 21, 1857 in Pierce county 
Wis, son of Gilbert and Anna (Gun- 
derson) Harris. Received his edu- 
cation at country schools and State 
Normal School at River Falls Wis, 
graduating in 1882. Entered Univ 
of Wis and graduated B S 18 86; law 
course B L 1889. Has been en- 
gaged in practice for 16 years in St 
Paul making a specialty of real es- 
tate law. Sec of Park Region Land 
Co and dir WMs Blue Grass Land 
Co; V pres Polk County Land & Imp 
Co; sec Truant Gold and Silver Co 
Helena Mont and member of the firm 
of E E Sutton & Co. Member Com- 
mercial Club of St Paul and I O O F. 



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HARRIS Luther C, Duluth. Res 
2709 Park Point, office 700-701 Torrey 
bldg. Attorney at law. Born Jnne 17, 
1857 in Grinnell la, son of E H and 
Rachel (Hanlin) Harris. Married July 
29, 1886 to Hanna B Knapp. Educated 
in high school Grinnell la; Iowa Col- 
lege graduating M A 1881; law dept 
Univ of Iowa 1882; engaged in prac- 
tice of law La Moure N D 1883; regis- 
ter of deeds and county elk La Moure 
county N D 1885-89. Resumed prac- 
tice of law in 1890 Moved to Duluth 
and engaged in practice under firm 
name of Moer, Towne & Harris 1890- 
92; Towne & Harris 1892-94; alone 
1894 to date. Member of Civil Service 
Commission for Duluth and Commer- 
cial Club. 

HARRIS Philip S, St Paul. Res 
117 W College av. Retired. Born 
Oct 6, 1834 in Harrisburg Pa. Edu- 
cated in Harrisburg. Engaged in mer- 
cantile business until 1867; moved to 
St Paul and engaged as private sec 
to pres of Lake Superior and Missis- 
sippi R R Co (now part of N P Ry) ; 
land comnr for same road 1870-80; 
sec and treas of same company re- 
organized as St Paul & Duluth R R 
Co 1881-90; retired since 1890. Mem- 
ber Masonic fraternity, 3 2d degree. 

HARRIS William L, Minneapolis. 
Res 1982 Kenwood pkway, office New 
England Furniture & Carpet Com- 
pany. Born April 1, 1854 in Bos- 
ton Mass, son of William G and Julia 
A (Lane) Harris. Graduated from 
Dwight School Boston 1866; English 
High School Boston 1866-68; left 
school for business. Clerk for W G 
Harris & Co retail dry goods Boston 
1868-70; Harris, Richardson & Co whol 
dry goods Boston 1870-72; member of 
Eldridge & Harris retail dry goods 
South Boston 1872-79; member of W 
G Harris & Son whol and retail car- 
pets Boston 1879-87; founded New 
England Furniture & Carpet Co Min- 
neapolis gen house fui'nishing retail 
1887; incorporated with self as pres 
and treas 1892; largest establishment 
of kind west of Chicago. Member 
Minneapolis Charter Commission; pres 
Retailers Assn; dir Commercial Club; 
chairman tax committee Minneapolis 
Business Men's Assn; chairman exec- 
utive committee Minnesota Retail Fur- 
niture Dealers Assn. 



HARRISON Ale.xaiKler M, Minne- 
apolis. Res 4936 39th av S, office 
314 N Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born 
Nov 5, 1847 in Venango county Pa. 
Married Aug 13, 1873 to Lizzie Chapin. 
Graduated from Fredonia N Y Acad- 
emy; law dept Univ of Mich. City 
atty at Charles City la; practiced law 
there 1870-86; practiced law in Minne- 
apolis 1886-98; judge district court 
1898-1905; in law practice in Minne- 
apolis 1905 to date. 

HARRISON Eliiiei- Elswoitli, West 
Concord. Physician and surgeon (R). 
Born March 20, 1866 in Freeborn 
Minn, son of John G and Mary J 
(Pierce) Harrison. Married Aug 7, 
1893 to Myrtle Davidson. Educated in 
high school New Richland Minn 1885- 
88; Minnesota State Normal Mankato 
1888-92; medical dept U of M gradu- 
ating 1897. Begun the practice of 
medicine in West Concord Minn 1897. 
With the exception of 1 term of serv- 
ice as house physician to St Luke's 
Hospital St Paul, has been in continu- 
ous practice since in West Concord 
Minn. Coroner Dodge county since 
1900; dir West Concord Tel Co. Mem- 
ber Minnesota State and Dodge Coun- 
ty Medical societies; Masonic frater- 
nity and I O O F. 

HART Thonia.s AV, Mankato. Res 428 
S 5th, office Court House. Public offi- 
cial. Born Nov 19, 1863 in Decorah la, 
son of James A and Rosamond (Price) 
Hart. Married Oct 15, 1885 to Stella 
W Palmer. Educated in i)ublic schools 
and Breckenridge private school De- 
corah la. Moved to Mankato and en- 
gaged in grocery business under firm 
name of Beebe & Hart 1883-87; travel- 
ing salesman 1887-88; in firm of Aus- 
tin, Son & Co 1888-93; retail shoe 
business 1894-1904; elected county 
treas 1904; re-elected 1906; term ex- 
pires 1909. Member M N G 1894-99; 
Commercial Club; K of P; Masonic 
fraternity and B P O E. 

HARTENSTEIN Herinan L, Duluth. 
Res The Spalding, office American 
Carbolite Company. Manufacturer 
of carbolite and carbides. Born Oct 
18, 1864 in Wheeling W Va, son of 
Herman and Louisa Nipping (Weide- 
busch) Hartenstein. Married in 1886 
to Miss Anna E Stewart. Educated in 
common schools and bv jjrivate study. 
Began career in employment in Bel- 



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Little l^kctches of Big Folks. 



laire (Ohio) Steel and Nail Co, con- 
tinuing for seven years; went to Chi- 
cago and for seven years experimented 
with electric and other furnaces until 
he finally perfected the furnaces, ap 
paratus and devices now used by the 
American Carbolite Co, which he or- 
ganized at Constantine Mich May 1904 
for the manufacture of carbide. He 
has financed and completed another 
plant at Duluth buildings of which 
cover nine acres, said to be the larg- 
est of its kind in the world. Pres 
and mngr American Carbolite Co; also 
chairman executive committee. Mayor 
of Constantine Mich 1905; re-elected 
by acclamation 1906 by all parties. 
Member Masonic fraternity 32d de- 
gree; K T and Shrine. 

HARTIN Chai'le.s George, St Paul. 
Res 305 Dayton av, office 114 E 4th. 
Merchant. Born March 15, 1864 in 
Canterbury N B, son of Rev Thomas 
and Mary Ellen (Garden) Hartin. 
Married .June 12, 1901 to Grace S 
Sanborn, daughter of Judge Walter H 
Sanborn. Educated in the common 
schools of Canterbury. Moved to Min- 
neapolis and was in the employ of 
Chase & Miller loggers 1885-88; bkpr 
Pioneer Fuel Co Minneapolis 1888- 
1901; mngr Pioneer Fuel Co St Paul 
office 1891-1903; pres Ohio Coal Co, 
successors to Pioneer Fuel Co 1903- 
1905. Organized Hartin Coal Co of 
which he is pres, treas and dir. Mem- 
ber of Commercial and Minnesota 
clubs; Masonic fraternity; B P O E 
and Royal Arcanum. 

HARTSINCK John Uooii, St Paul. 
Res 586 Portland av, office 808 Globe 
bldg. Real estate and loans. Born 
Feb 13, 1851 in Amsterdam Holland, 
son of Martin S and Marie A (Boon) 
Hartsinck. Married Sei)t 14, 1876 to 
Henrietta Yssel de Schepper. Edu- 
cated in the high schools of Amstei'- 
dam Holland and Duisburg Germany. 
Engaged in the brokerage business in 
Amsterdam 1875-82; moved to U S 
1S83 and was variously employed by 
the Canadian Pacific Railway Co and 
the Qu'Appelle Valley Farming Co in 
Canada; in emjilov of the Netherlands 
American Land Co 1875; made gen 
agt for same 1889. Member of the 
firm Knuppe & Hartsinck gen agts 
for the U S and Canada, Netherlands 
American Land Co. 



HARTl PEE Charles W, Red Wing. 
Res 1347 W 4th st, office Gladstone 
bldg. Physician. Born Aug 12, 1866 
in W^est Liberty la, son of Daniel and 
Martha (Paterson) Hartupee. Married 
in 1SS7 to Mattie Milan. Educated 
in public and high schools West Lib- 
erty la; commercial college Kirksville 
and American School of Osteopathy. 
Practiced in Des Moines la 1898-1902; 
moved to Red Wing and continued 
to practice to date. Member B P O E. 

HASKAMP Herman J, St Cloud. 
Banker. Born ,Iune 1857 in Cincin- 
nati Ohio, son of Joseph and Annie 
(Borgerding) Haskamp. Married in 
1880 to Annie C Bohmer. Educated 
in common schools and St John s 
Univ Stearns county. In mercantile 
business until 1885; with Bank of 
Melrose 1885; was v pres until 1899; 
started First Nat'l Bank of Melrose; 
pres until 1902; sold out; moved to 
St Cloud and organized Stearns Coun- 
ty Bank, pres since 1902. 

HASKELL Eraiik, St Paul. Res 

162 W George st, office 512 Globe 
bldg. Lawyer. Born Oct 20, 1878 
in St Paul, son of Franklin L and 
Adele (Raymond) Haskell. Educated 
in St Paul public schools; graduated 
from high school 1897; attended U of 
M; graduated from St Paul College of 
Law 1903. Private and corporal Com- 
pany E 13th Minnesota Inf in Phil- 
ippines; dep elk Ramsey county dis- 
trict court 1900-1903; sec campaign 
committee 1904; member state legis- 
lature 1904-1905. Member Camp Carl- 
eton Army of Philippines; Gopher 
Tribe Redmen; Roosevelt and Lincoln 
clubs. 

HASLETT Andrew D, St Paul. Res 
681 Selby av. Retired. Eorn Feb 6, 
1824 in Danville Pa, son of John and 
Letitia (Dunlap) Haslett. Married 
1848 to Mary P Walter. Educated in 
country schools; and academy Doyles- 
town Pa. Engaged in dry goods busi- 
ness Philadelphia 1847; whol cloths 
1848; moved to St Paul and engaged 
in same business 1855-94, when he re- 
tired from active business. Served in 
7th Regt Pa Vol Inf during Civil War 



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HASTINGS William IJacon, St Paul. 

Res 298 Nelson av, office 244 E 4th st. 
Manufacturer. Born Aug 1, 1857 in 
Ogdensburg N Y, son of John W and 
Fannie Amelia (Bacon) Hastings. 
Married March 13, 1900 to Sarah M 
Barrett. Educated in a private school 
at Ogdensburg N Y and Cambridge 
(Mass) High School. In dry goods 
trade with father at Ogdensburg 
1875-82; charge of business 1882; con- 
trolled business 1883; sold out after 
father's death 1885; traveled 9 months 
for Barrett & Barrett Chicago; opened 
St Paul house for them as sec and 
mngr, owning one-third of stock 1888; 
bought their interest 1903; mnfrs and 
jobbers of ciders, vinegars, glassware, 
etc. Member Masonic fraternity; KT 
and Shrine. 

HAUGDAHL Sam, St Peter. But- 
ter-maker. Born Aug 18, 1866 in Nor- 
way, son of Siver and Sophia (Hjer- 
mstad) Haugdahl. Married in 1888 to 
Annie Wakseth. Educated in Norway. 
Learned trade of butter making; 
moved to Minnesota 1891 and has 
been engaged in butter making to 
date; received grand prizes at Paris, 
St Louis, Omaha expositions and at 
many fairs and conventions; state 
dairy and food inspector for Minn 1900 
1903; now western representative of 
Fox River Butter Co of Aurora 111. 

HAUGEN C G, Aitken. Public of- 
ficial. Born Feb 1, 1857 in Norway, 
son of Gabriel J and Chrisstence (Hol- 
wig) Haugen. Married April 8, 1894 
to Carrie Erickson. Educated in com- 
mon schools of Norway. Served as 
chief of police 1899-1903; sheriff Jan 1, 
1903 to date. 

HAUG.UV Otto M, Fergus Falls. 
Physician (R). Born May 7, 1868 in 
South Dakota, son of Benjamin and 
Mary Anne Haugan. Graduated from 
Red Wing Seminary 1888; U of M, A 
B 1896; and Northwestern Univ Medi- 
cal College Chicago 1902. Engaged in 
teaching school 6 years; supt of 
schools Otter Tail county 1894-98 ; after 
graduation served as interne Wesley 
Hospital Chicago 1 year; engaged in 
practice in Fergus Falls to date. Cor- 
oner Otter Tail county 1904 to date. 
Member Masonic fraternity; I O O F. 
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HAUPT Alexander James Derby- 
shire, St Paul. Res 175 Iglehart st. 
Minister of the Gospel. Born June 1, 
1859 in Greenfield Mass, son of Gen Her- 
man and Ann Cecelia (Keller) Haupt. 
Married Ida L Boyer of Reading Pa. 
Attended public schools in Philadel- 
phia; graduated from high school B A 
distinguished" 1878; also received a 
principal's certificate from Board of 
Education ; graduated from Univ of 
Pa B' A 1882; degree of M A from 
high school 1883; while at the univer- 
sity read theology and in 1884 gradu- 
ated from the Lutheran Theological 
Seminary in Philadelphia. Ordained 
to the ministry in 1884; served as pri- 
vate tutor in ijniv of Pa 1880-82; was 
one of the pioneer English Lutheran 
missionaries northwest of Chicago; 
built 6 churches and chapels in St 
Paul. Member and ex-pres Ramsey 
County Bible and City Mission So- 
ciety; chairman rescue committee 
Christian Citizens League 1895; ap- 
pointed by mayor of St Paul delegate 
to Western Conference of Charities 
at Omaha 1898; ex-pres and 10 years 
sec N W Alumni Assn Univ of Pa; sec 
Ramsey County Famine Fund Com- 
mittee for Scandanavia Feb-May 1903; 
Congress Washington D C and Phila- 
delphia Pa 1906; dir St Paul Society 
for Relief of Poor; one of the 
founders and president 1904-1906 
English Evangelical Lutheran Synod 
of the Northwest; member National 
Conference of Charities; since ordin- 
ation, pastor of the Memorial English 
Evangelical Lutheran Church of St 
Paul. 

HAUPT CliarU's Clarence, St Paul. 
Res 676 Summit av, office Federal bldg. 
Public official. Born Jan 14, 1854 in 
Wilkes-Barre Pa, son of Barnett and 
Rosina Haupt. Removed to White 
Pigeon Mich in childhood; attended 
common schools there; Univ of Mich, 
Franklin-Marshall College Pa law 
dept; completed law studies in an 
office. Admitted to practice in Michi- 
gan 1878; practiced at Corunna Mich 
1878-83; Wilmar Minn 1883-84; Fergus 
Falls Minn 1884-1901; member Haupt 
& Field lawyers St Paul 1901 to date. 
County atty Otter Tail county Minn 
iot»8-1900; U S dist atty for Minn 1902 
to date. Member Masonic order. 



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HAVEN Alfred E, Faribault. Edi- 
tor and publisher. Born Feb 4, 1840 
in Guilford, Chenango county N Y, son 
of Asa and Harriet E (Clark) Haven. 
Married in 1867 to Mary A Meeker of 
La Crosse Wis. Educated in public 
schools of Guilford N Y and high 
school La Crosse Wis. Employed in 
office of La Crosse Democrat as prin- 
ter and editor 1864-71; moved to Fari- 
bault 1871 and purchased Faribault 
Leader, changing name to Faribault 
Democrat, which he has conductol to 
date; one of the organizers and uh- of 
Faribault Rattan Works mnfrs of rat- 
lan furniture and baby carriages 1892; 
disposed of his interests in 1899. 
Served in 2d Wis Inf 3 years and 3 
months during the Civil War. Mem- 
ber Faribault School Board 18 years; 
sui)t of Rice county schools 1877-81; 
trustee Faribault Library Board si^^ce 
its organization; postmaster Faribault 
1894-99. Member Commercial Club; 
Masonic fraternity, Blue Lodge, Chap- 
ter and Knights Templar; GAR com- 
mander Michael Cook Post 2 terms. 

HAVILL Oliver H, St Cloud. Bank- 
er. Born Jan 27, 1859 in Rainham 
Ont, son of William J and Cordelia 
(Root) Havill. Married Jan 27, 1894 
to Mille Berthiaume. Educated in 
common schools Chautaviqua N Y; 
moved to Bloomington 111 1870; moved 
to Brainerd Minn 1879; farmed until 
1881; farming in North Dakota; in 
banking business at Royalton Minn 
1888; organized Merchants National 
Bank St Cloud 1892; cashr 1892-1900; 
pres 1900 to date; treas Western Gran- 
ite Co St Cloud. Member E' P O E 
and K of P. 

HAYES Alfred S, Albert Lea. Pub- 
lic official. Born .Jan 22, 1852 in 
Roundout N Y, son of James H and 
Cornelia (Warner) Hayes. Married 
in 1872 to Sarah McNamer. Educated 
in public schools Lone Rock Wis. Em- 
ployed in Wisconsin and Albert Lea 
as railroad station agent until 1899; 
trav salesman 1899-1901; elk of court 
since 1901. Member Commercial Club 
and Masonic fraternity. 

HAYES Richard M, Minneapolis. 
Res 4102 Park boul, office 616 N Y Life 
bldg. . Lawyer. I^orn Nov 17, 1871 in 
Breckenridge county Ky, son of R W 
and Anna (Davis) Hayes. Married 



June 22, 1898 to Charlotta E Crowther. 
Educated in common schools and a 
commercial college. Clk for C W 
Hackett Hardware Co St Paul 1891-93; 
night course law dept U of M 1892-95; 
graduated LL B 1895; practiced law 
in Blue Earth and Crookston Minn 
1895-1904; in Minneapolis 1904 to date. 
Member B P O E. 

HAYES AVarren Andrew, Minne- 
apolis. Office 631-632 Andrus bldg. 
Insurance agt. E'orn June 19, 1877 
in Rushford Minn, son of George An- 
drew and Maria Rebecca Hayes. Ed- 
ucated in public and high schools Min- 
neapolis. Was variously employed for 
several years in Minneapolis; moved 
to Honolulu 1898-1901. Returned to 
Minneapolis and engaged in insurance 
business to date. 

HAYFORD George AV, Minneapolis. 
Res 21 N 6th st. Mngr Electrical En- 
gineering Co. Born Oct 27, 1854 in 
Boston Mass, son of Warren and Abloy 
(Lewis) Hayford. Married 1885 to 
Ida A W Bright. Attended common 
schools Boston and graduated from 
law dept Boston Univ LL B 1875. 
Practiced law Boston 1875-80; in mer- 
cantile business 1880-96; now sec, 
treas and mngr Electrical Engineer- 
ing Co. Member Commercial Club. 

HAY'NES Harvey S, Minneapolis. 
Res 2713 Blaisdell av, office 220 S 6th 
St. Automobiles. Born Sept 5, 1857 
in Baldwinsville N Y, son of James and 
Eliza A (Clark) Havnes. Married 
Sept 16, 1889 to Carrie L Williams. 
Received education in Baldwinsville 
Academy. Farmed from 1881-85; 
moved to Minneapolis 1885 and was 
engaged with the American District 
Telegraph Co until 1893, after which 
he was engaged in different mercan- 
tile lines until 1898; started in busi- 
ness for self as Haynes Cycle Co; 
later changed to Haynes Automobile 
Co, which continues to date. Member 
Masonic fraternity and I O O F. 

HAYNES James C, Minneapolis. 
Res 1807 4th st S E, office 938 Secur- 
ity Bank bldg. Lawyer and public 
official. Born Sept 22, 1848 in Bald- 
Avinsville N Y, son of James and Eliza 
A (Clark) Haynes. Married Sept 4, 
1879 to Sarah E Clark. Educated in 
the common schools; Baldwinsville 



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(N Y) Academy and Cazenovia Semi- 
nary; read law in Syracuse N Y; en- 
tered law dept Columbia College 1874; 
graduated 1875 and was admitted to 
the bar same year. Began practice 
of his profession in Syracuse X Y, 
continuing until 1878, when he moved 
to Eau Claire Wis, practicing there 1 
year. Moved to Minneapolis 1879 and 
has been engaged in his profession to 
date. Member Minneapolis city 
council 1891-1894; mayor of Min- 
neapolis 1903-1904; re-elected 1906; 
term expires Jan 1, 1909; Democrat. 
Pres Am District Telegraph Co for 24 
years previous to its sale to the West- 
ern Union Telegraph Co. Dir Com- 
mercial Club Minneapolis and St An- 
thony Commercial Club; Masonic 
fraternity, K of P and B P O E. 

HAYS Willet Martin, Minneapolis. 
Oflfice Washington D C. Public official. 
Born in 1859 near Gifford, Hardin 
county la, son of Silas and Christina 
(Lepley) Hays. Married in 1885 to 
Clara Shepperd of Chariton la. Edu- 
cated in country school; Oskaloosa 
College Oskaloosa; and Drake Univ 
Des Moines la; graduated from State 
Agricultural College Ames la, B Agr 
1885. First employed in experimental 
work at the Ames College farm; as- 
sociate editor of Prairie Farmer until 
1888; asst to Dr Edward D Porter in 
government experimental station Minn 
2 years; appointed prof of agricul- 
ture by board of regents U of M; later 
same with N D Agricultural College 
targo; returned to U of M as profes- 
sor of agriculture and v chairman and 
agriculturist of experimental station; 
organized Minnesota Dairy School. 
Has written much for agricultural 
press and many bulletins for Iowa, 
Minn and North Dakota experimental 
stations. Now asst sec Dept of Agri- 
culture Washington D C. 

HAZZARI) Cieoige Henry, St Paul. 
Res 146 W Central av, office 664 Gil- 
fillan blk. Real estate and care of 
l)roi)erty. Born Dec 5, 1846 in Dela- 
ware, son of Henry O and Elizabeth H 
Hazzard. Married Oct 14. 1867 to 
Hannah E Hoyt. Educated by very 
limited schooling and extensive prac- 
tical experience. Bellboy Sawyer 
House Stillwater 1861; cabin and mail 
boy steamers H S Allen, Enterprise, 
Hastings and Prescott 1862; bellboy 



Merchants Hotel 1862; clerk on Mis- 
sissippi river 1864-67; general agent 
for railroads 1874-82; originator of 
and promoter Interstate Park at 
the Dalles of the St Croix 1895. 
Messenger in House of Representa- 
tives 1865; county comnr Ramsey 
county 3 years; town elk Rosetown, 
Ramsey county. Delegate to general 
conference M E Church 1888; dir Y M 
C A for years; member State Sunday 
School Board; sec Minn Territorial 
Pioneers; honorary member and pres 
"1849 St Croix Valley Old Settlers;" 
member Republican Club; Good Tem- 
plars; Chamber of Commerce; twice 
pres St Paul Real Estate Board; pres 
Hamline Citizens Union. 

HEALOW R J, Henderson. Live 
stock and machinery. Born Sept 19, 
1880 in Elkton S D, son of James and 
Mary (Smyth) Healow. Married June 
4, 1902 to Josephine Carmier. Educat- 
ed in parochial school Le Sueur and 
Caton Business College Minneapolis. 
Engaged in farming until 1902; trav 
salesman for Crane Ordway & Co St 
Paul 1902-1905; engaged in farm im- 
plement and live stock business Hen- 
derson under firm name of Healow & 
Moriarty 1905 to date. Member Busi- 
ness Men's Assn. 

HEALY Ethvard L, Red River Falls. 
Real estate and loans. Born June 
2 8, 1852 in Southbridge Mass, son of 
L M and Amelia R (Boomer) Healy. 
[Married Nov 1, 1877 to Janette Stru- 
thers. Educated in high schools Au- 
rora 111 and Cannon City Minn. In 
grocery business Faribault 18 7 6-7 8; 
same in Marshall 15 years; in gen 
merchandise business Morris 189 5- 
1900; moved to Red Lake Falls and 
engaged in real estate business to 
date. Member Shakan Cannery & 
Lumber Co Alaska; pres Ed L Healy 
Land & Loan Co. Member Masonic 
fraternity; K of P; v pres Commer- 
cial Club. 

HEALY' Frank, Minneapolis. Res 
1114 4th St S E, office City Hall. Law- 
yer. Born Dec 27, 1854 in Onondaga 
county N Y, son of Thomas and Mary 
(Kelly) Healy. Moved with his par- 
ents from N Y to Fillmore county 
Minn in 1856 and was reared on a 
farm; received his early education at 
the district schools and Preston grad- 



18(1 



Little ^^kctclws of BUj FoRs. 



ed school; graduated from the U of M, 
A B 1882; and from law dept of the 
Unlv of Mich LL B 1884. Has been 
engaged in the practice of law since 
that time in Minneapolis. Elected 
city atty of Minneapolis Jan 1, 1897 
and still holds that office. 

HEATH Albert Ciieiicy, St Paul. 
Res 516 Portland av, office 250 Lowry 
Arcade. Physician and Surgeon (R). 
Born Nov 10, 1868 in Auburn Me, son 
of Albert Hayford and Lucy Jane 
(Simonds) Heath. Educated in Dart- 
mouth College A B' 1891; Friends Aca- 
demy New Bedford Mass 1887; U of M 
M D 1894; house surgeon to St Paul 
City Hospital 1895; post-graduate 
study in Heidelberg, Freiburg, London, 
Paris and Edinburgh 1904-1905. Mem- 
ber Ramsey County and Minn State 
Medical societies; American Medical 
Assn and Minn Academy of Medicine. 
Laryngologist and otologist of North- 
ern Pacific Ry Co. Member Minne- 
sota, and Town and Country clubs St 
Paul. 

HEATWOLE Joel Prcscott, North- 
field. Printer. Born Aug 22, 1856 in 
Waterford Ind, son of Dr Henry and 
Barbara (Kolb) Heatwole. Marrio.1 
Dec 4, 1890 to Gertrude Archibald. 
Educated in public schools. Learned 
printer's trade in Indiana and was con- 
nected with: Millersburg Enterprise 2 
years; Millersburg Record 3 years; 
Goshen Times months; Glencoe 
(Minn) Enterprise 1 year; and has 
been identified with Northfield News 
22 years. Served as mayor of North- 
field 1 year; regent U of M 6 years; 
and member U S House of Represen- 
tatives 8 years; sec Republican State 
Committee 1886-90; chairman 1890-92; 
delegate to Republican National Con- 
vention 1888; pres Minn State Editor- 
ial Assn 3 terms. " 

HEDDING George DeWitt, Minne- 
apolis. Res 2010 James' av S, office 
Northwestern bldg. Insurance man- 
ager. Born July 3, 1874 in Winona 
Minn, son of Simeon E and Anna Hed- 
ding. Married Jan 17, 1900 to Mildred 
Sprague. Graduated from Minneapo- 
lis High School and law dept U of M. 
Practiced law in Minneapolis 10 years; 
agt of N Y Life Ins Co Minneapolis 
1904-1905; agency dir 1905; mngr for 
Pacific Mutual 1905 to date. 



HEFFELFINGER Christopher B, 

Minneapolis. Res 1828 3d av S, office 
424 1st av N. Merchant. Born 1834 
in Cumberland county Pa, son of Wil- 
liam and Margaret (Biestle) Heff el- 
finger. Married Dec 20, 1863 to Mary 
Ellen Totton. Educated in public 
schools of Shippensburg Pa. Appren- 
tice in tannery 1852-54; partner in 
same as Cover & Co 1854-57; removed 
to Minneapolis 1857 and was various- 
ly engaged until 1861; engaged in re- 
tail shoe business under firm name of 
Walker & Heffelfinger 1866-70; dis- 
solved partnership 1870 and continued 
business alone as C B Heffelfinger 
until 1873 ; became one of the incor- 
porators and mngr of North Star Boot 
& Shoe Co 1873; re-incorporated as 
North Star Shoe Co 1893; pres of 
same since 1887. Enlisted in the 1st 
Minn Inf 1861 and served 3 years 
advancing from private to capt; mus- 
tered out 1864 and commissioned maj 
1st Minn Heavy Artillery 1865. Mem- 
ber GAR and Minnesota Comman- 
dery Loyal Legion. 

HEFFRON Patrick Richard, St 

Paul. Res St Paul Seminary. Minis- 
ter of religion. Born New York City 
in 1862, son of Patrick and Margaret 
(O'Brien) Heffron. Attended public 
schools New York City 3 years; Ripon 
Wis 4 years; Rochester Minn 5 years; 
graduated from Mantorville (Minn) 
High School 1S77; St John's (Minn) 
Univ M Accts; licentiate in theology 
Grand Seminary Montreal Can; Doctor 
of Canon Law 1889 Roman LTniv Rome 
Italy; Doctor of Theology Minerva 
Univ Rome Italy 1889. Pastor of the 
cathedral St Paul 1890-96; rector and 
pres St Paul Seminary since 1896. 

HEGARDT William G, Duluth. Res 
1708 E 1st st, office American Ex- 
change Bank. Banker. Born March 
29, 1860 in Rockland Mich, son of Lud- 
wig and Anna (Raviller) Hegardt. 
Married 1893 to Jesse J Everhard. Ed- 
ucated in the common and high 
schools of Duluth. Engaged with 
Briggs & Cole Calumet Mich 1879-87; 
became confidential elk and bkpr; 
moved to Duluth as bkpr for Ameri- 
can Exchange Bank 1887 and succes- 
sively held all positions to cashr of 
same which he now holds. Asst treas 



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of North Butte Mining Co and Green 
Cananea Mining Co Duluth. Member 
Kitchi Gammi, Commercial, Boat, 
Yacht and Northland Country clubs. 

HEIM Moritz, St Paul. Res 548 
Dayton av, office 47 E 6th st. Law- 
yer. Born 1886 in Bohemia. Has 
been engaged in general practice of 
law in the state and federal courts 
since 1889, making a specialty of prac- 
tice among the natives of Behemia 
and southern Austria and working 
men, farmers and coutry merchants. 

HELLAND Edward C, Ada. Pub- 
lic official. Born June 14, 185 9 in 
Goodhue county Minn, son of Elias A 
and Tharine (Knutson) Helland. 
Married in 188 6 to Anna M Gilbert- 
son. Educated in common schools. 
Moved to Norman county in 1878 
and has been engaged in farming to 
date. Elected treas of Norman 
county 1898 which office he has held 
to date. 

HELLIAVELL Aitluir L, Minneap- 
olis. Res 1605 2d av S, office 902 N Y 
Life bldg. Lawyer. Born March 8, 
1870 in Milwaukee Wis, son of George 
F and Weltha Ann (Hall) Helliwell. 
Married 1902 to Harriet P Plummer. 
Graduated Central High School Min- 
neapolis 1890; academic dept U of M 
B A 1S95; law dept U of M, LL B' 1896; 
LL M 1898. Has been engaged in 
practice since June 1896; associated 
with Chas F Keys since 1899 in the 
firm of Helliwell & Keys. Member 
Roosevelt Republican Club Minneapo- 
lis and Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. Au- 
thor of "Helliwell on Stocks and Stock- 
holders" 1903; lecturer before law 
school U of M on "Examination of 
Titles." Pres of Law Alumni Assn of 
U of M 1906-1907; member of Minn 
House of Representatives 1903-1905. 
Republican. 

HExMSTEAl) AVerner, Brainerd. 
Physician. Born April 19, i860 in 
Dubuque Iowa, son of Charles and 
Rosomundi (Grobe) Hemstead. Mar- 
ried Sept 26, 1894 to Marguerite 
Johnson. Educated in district schools, 
German college; lowa Wesleyan Uni- 
versity Mt Pleasant Iowa; Missouri 
Medical and Nebraska State Univ 
medical dept, graduating 1882. Has 
been variously engaged in Brainerd 



in practice of medicine, banking, gro- 
cery and brewery business. Director 
and sec Brainerd Erg Co; Citizens 
State Bank. Served as alderman, 
mayor, sec of Board of Education, on 
Library Board, in State Legislature 
1891-1901 and pres Commercial Club. 
Member Upper Miss Valley Medical 
Assn. 

HENDERSON, William Boyd, Min- 
neapolis. Res 3036 University av S E, 
office 4th fl N W Fire and Marine Ins 
bldg. Lawyer. Born Dec 1, 1871 in 
Dundas, Rice county Minn, son of 
Gideon and Abigail Amelia (Boyd) 
Henderson. Graduated from Dundas 
High School; Lambert's Business' Col- 
lege; Winona Normal School and law 
dept U of M. After graduating in 
1898 became member of law firm Fow- 
ler .6; Henderson Minneapolis until 
1900; member of law firm Henderson, 
Wunderlich & Sharp St Paul; Hender- 
son, Wunderlich & Henderson Minne 
apolis; Henderson, Wunderlich & 
Courtney Duluth; Henderson, Wunder- 
lich & Andre Omaha. Treas Security 
Mercantile Agency of St Paul and Min- 
neapolis; sec at Duluth and v pres at 
Omaha. Member Commercial Club St 
raul; K of P and other lodges and 
societies. 

HENNINGEK Theodor, St Paul. 

Res 3 71 Smith av, office 212 Manhat- 
tan bldg. Real estate and insurance. 
Born Sept 11, 1840 in Tauberbischo^s- 
heim, Baden, Germany, son of Adam 
and Margaretha (Mittnacht) Henning- 
er. Married Oct 11, 1865 to Bertha 
Kuester. Educated in the public 
schools of Germany, Btiffalo N Y and 
Cincinnati O. Came to the U S in 
1850 and to St Paul in 1867. Enlisted 
in the U S Vol army Aug 14, 1861 as 
member of the band of the 11th Ind 
Vol Inf at Indianapolis, was in battles 
of Ft Henry, Ft Donelson and Shiloh. 
Was practical printer from 1854-86, 
except during time of war service; 
became member of old Great Western 
Band 1867. Choir dir St Paul Cathe- 
dral, Liederkranz and Germania Sing- 
ing societies St Paul. 

HENRY, Frank H, St Paul. Res 
4 The Binder, office 225-231 E 4th st. 
Merchant. Born Feb 25, 1871 in St 
Paul Minn, son of Constantine Henry. 
Educated in the public schools and 



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graduated from high school St Paul 
1888. In employ of Foot, Schulze & 
Co whol shoes 1888-1904; now v pres 
French, Finch & Henry jobbers of 
boots and shoes established 1882. 
Member Commercial Club. 

HENRY Gilbert, St Paul. Res 722 
E 5th St, office 225-231 E 4th st. Mer- 
chant. Born July 4, 1879 in St Paul. 
Educated in public schools St Paul and 
graduated from law dept U of M 1901. 
Practiced his profession in office of 
How, Taylor & Mitchell for several 
years; now sec and treas French, 
Finch & Henry whol boots and shoes. 
Member Commercial Club. 

HENRY John A, Janesville. Edi- 
tor and postmaster. Born May 25, 
1855 in Warren Pa, son of John New- 
ton and Diana (Merchant) Henry. 
Married Dec 25, 1898 to Frances J 
Allyn. Educated in the State Normal 
School Mankato. Established the 
Janesville Argus in 1878 and has been 
editor and propr of same to date. 
Member Janesville School Board 12 
years. 

HENRY Joseph C, St Paul. Res 
1895 Iglehart st, office 268 E 4th st. 
Merchant. Born July 2, 1856 in Lock- 
erbie Scotland, son of George and Jane 
(Jackson) Henry. Married Maggie 
Sutherland at Madison Wis 1883. Ed- 
ucated in the public schools of Scot- 
land. Removed to U S 1878' em- 
ployed by Frank & Ramsey hardware 
Madison Wis 1878-80; with Strong, 
Hackett & Co wholesale hardware 
St Paul from 1880 and became mem- 
ber of the firm when it was incorpor- 
ated as the C H Hackett Hardware 
Co; now Hackett, Walther, Gates 
Hardware Co, of which he is sec. 
Knight Templar and Shriner. 

HENSCHELL R L, Minneapolis. 
Res 1514 Washington av N, office 173 
E 3d st St Paul. Canadian lands. 
Born Jan 3, 1853 Germany, son of Lud- 
wig and Helen (Schutt) Honschell. 
Married Oct 21, 1892 to Sophy Moeg- 
lem. Educated at the German gym- 
nasium and universities of Berlin and 
Muenchen; studied theology at l>eriin 
Univ. Came to America in 1875; 
taught school at Champaign 111 1880- 
83; in high school Chicago 1883-87; 



real estate in Minneapolis 1888-90; 
northwestern agt land dept W C Ry 
1890-1901; handling Canadian lands in 
Minneapolis 1901 to date; member 
Brown & Henschell Canadian lands 
July 1, 1906 to date. Member United 
Workmen; Modern Woodmen; Macca- 
bees; Sons of Hermann. 

HEPWORTH Archibald W, Du- 

luth. Res 1721 E 1st st, office 416 W" 
Superior. Real estate and insurance. 
Born July 10, 1876 in London Eng, son 
of Alfred George and Emma (Gill) 
Hepworth. Married July 6, 1904 to 
Jane Parker. Educated in Brewer's 
Grammar School London England; 
Manitoba College Winnipeg Man. En- 
gaged in business for self as Indian 
trader, buying and selling furs on Hud- 
son Bay 1894-99; moved to Duluth and 
entered employ of John A Stephenson 
as bkpr; after visit to England re- 
turned to Duluth in 1900 and entered 
employ of Davidson & McRae bankers 
and insurance, becoming partner 
in same 1901; also engaged in the 
insurance business 1905 with O H 
Clark as Clark-Hepworth Co, of which 
he is V pres and treas; sec and dir 
Davidson-McRae Co. Has real estate 
holdings in Duluth. Member Kitchi 
Gammi, Commercial, Northland 
Country and Boat clubs. 

HERNLUNI) John W, Minneapolis. 
Res 152 6 Adams st N E, office 13 01 
Tyler st N E. Manufacturer. Born 
May 25, 1855 in Sweden, son of Eric 
and Anna E Hernlund. Attended com- 
mon and high school and Univ of 
Minn. Employed by Malmsten, Nel- 
son & Co 1878; became interested in 
the business 1881, and name was 
changed 1884 to Crown Iron Works 
Inc. Member Masonic fraternity. 

HERRINGER Eugene J, Ada. In- 
surance. Born Sept 7, 186 4 in On- 
tario Can, son of Seb and Josephine 
(Schwab) Herringer. Married Feb 
10, 18 88 to Pauline R Crasser. Ed- 
ucated in common and high schools 
Neustadt Ontario. First engaged in 
managing meat market in Canada af- 
ter death of father; moved to Ada and 
engaged in teaching school 1882-90; 
dep county auditor 1890; auditor 
189 6-19 05; organized Norman County 



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183 



Abstract Co of which he is propr. 
Member village council 1906; now 
village elk. Member Modern Wood- 
men and K of P. 

HERTSGAARI) Jorgeu P, IMoor- 
head. Teacher. Born Jan 2 2, 1880 
in Kindred N D, son of Peter J and 
Margaret A (Bakke) Hertsgaard. 
Married June 18, 1905 to Cecelia 
Engen. Educated in rural schools 
near Kindred; graduated from Con- 
cordia College 1898; St Olafs Col- 
lege Northfield B S 1904. Since 
graduation has been engaged as reg- 
istrar and in teaching history and 
sciences in Concordia College Moor- 
head. 

HESS Rabbi Emanuel L, St Paul. 

(Died 1907). Born 184.5 in Meer- 
holz Hesse-Cassel, son of David and 
Emilie (Stern) Hess. Married in 1867 
to Etka Bernstein. Attended Prof 
Milot's Eclectic School Gelnhausen; 
Hanau Gymnasium and Marburg Univ; 
pursued rabbinical studies under Rabbi 
Sondheim at Geluhausen; Rabbis Fel- 
stein and Grevenau, Hanau; and Rab- 
bis Hirsch, Stein and Dessau at Frank- 
furt-on-the-Main. Removed to the U 
S 1864 and taught school at Baltimore 
and St Louis until 1870; occupied re- 
formed pulpit Kansas City 1870-73; 
rabbi at Shreveport La 1873-88; same 
St Paul 1888-99; retired from the pul- 
pit owing to ill health. Author of var- 
ious school books and is frequently 
heard in pulpits and rostrums. Mem- 
ber of the B'nai B'rith; Free Sons of 
Israel; Masonic fraternity; United 
Foresters; Knights of Honor. 

HESSELGRAVE Sherman S, St 

Paul. Res 1009 Lincoln av, office En- 
dicott Arcade. Physician (R) and 
surgeon. Born Jan 18, 1872 in Sibley 
county Minn, son of Robert V and 
Amanda (Livingston) Hesselgrave. 
Graduated from high school St Paul 
1891; medical dept U of M 1894. Has 
practiced medicine and surgery in St 
Paul 1894 to date; surgery specialty. 
Deputy coroner Ramsey county 1896- 
1900. Member Ramsey County and 
Minnesota State Medical societies and 
American Medical assn; Commercial 
Club St Paul. 



HETLAXI) Bcrnliard B, Moorhead. 
[-•ublic official. Born Feb 6, 18 61 in 
Janesville, Rock county Wis, son of 
Bendix J and Engel Margaret (Aa- 
modt) Hetland. Educated in public 
schools and Niles Private School Ro- 
chester Minn. First engaged as elk 
in Rochester Minn; elk in dry goodie 
and shoe stores Moorhead 18 80-190:^; 
elected register of deeds 1902 and has 
held office to date. Member Com- 
merical Club. 

HETLAND John M, Ada. Lawyer. 
Born March 7, 1858 in Norway, son 
of Lars J and Bertha ( Bilstad ) Het- 
land. Educated in public and high 
schools of Norway and Wis; gradu- 
ated from Highland Park College 
Des Moines LL B 1889. Moved to 
U S from Norway 1872 and located in 
Vernon county Wis until 18 80; 
moved to Ada and engaged in farm- 
ing until 1890 when he was elected 
register of deeds. 

HEWITT William Edwin, Minne- 
apolis. Res 3216 Park av, office 823 N 
Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born Sept 23, 
1S61 in Le Claire la, son of W H and 
Anna (Davenport) Hewitt. Married 
in 1888 to Mabelle Van Sickler. Edu- 
cated in common schools and academy 
of his native town and graduated from 
law dept Univ of la 1882. First en- 
gaged as managing elk for Mason Bros 
Chicago; moved to Minneapolis and 
engaged in practice of law 1886 to 
date. 

HEYDEMAXX Albert E, St Paul. 
Res 553 Ashland av, office 813 N Y Life 
bldg. Real estate and investments. 
Eorn May 24, 1857 in Stettin Germany, 
son of Prof D Albert and Clara (Ben- 
da) Heydemann. Married Dee 7, 1885 
to M P Hamilton. Educated at col- 
lege in Germany. Came to U S in 
1881; engaged in office of an importing 
and exporting firm in New York 1881- 
91; moved to St Paul 1891 and has 
since been engaged in the real estate 
business. 

HICKEY James R, St Paul. Res 
495 Summit av, office 400 Nat'l Ger 
Am Bank bldg. Lawyer. Born July 
26, 1877 in Scott countv Minn, son of 
James and Catherine (Roach) Hickey. 
Educated in the public schools of 



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Graceville Minn; Northern Univ of 
Ind; U of M; graduating with degree 
of LL B; studied law in the office of 
Lewis & Hallam. Practiced alone 
1895 to date. Member of Minnesota 
Legislature 1900-1904; chairman of 
Ramsey county delegation 2 terms; 
Democratic candidate for speaker of 
the House 1900-1902; chairman of Cap- 
itol Investigation Committee, entrust- 
ed with the passage of the Capitol 
Bill appropriating $1,500,00; v pres 
Law Alumni Assn U of M; member 
Ramsey County and State Bar assns; 
Commercial Club St Paul and B P O 
E. 

HIBBS David K, Albert Lea. Bank- 
er. Born Oct 7, 1838 in Hulmeville 
Pa, son of Jacob and Sarah A (Wor- 
stall) Hibbs. Married in 1865 to Anna 
C Vandegrift. Educated in public 
schools and Millersville (Pa) Normal 
School; Attleborough (Pa) Academy. 
Taught school; served as lieut in Civil 
War 3 years; farming 3 years after 
war; practiced law in Minn 1872-76, 
when he engaged in banking; organ- 
ized Albert Lea National Bank and 
was V pres 1892-1901; pres 1901-1902; 
organized and now pres Albert Lea 
State Bank. Delegate Nat Dem Con- 
vention St Louis 1892; member Albert 
Lea School Board 26 years. Member 
GAR. 

HICKS Frank, Duluth. Res 3 330 
Park Point, office 612-614 First Nat- 
ional Bank bldg. Lawyer. Born Dec 
28, 1853 in Lapeer Mich, son of Sephen 
S and Louise G Hicks. Married Dec 
2, 1880 to Myrtle M B'eamer. Educat- 
ed in Lapeer (Mich) High School and 
Bryant & Stratton's Business College 
Detroit. Official stenographer for 
sixth judicial circuit for Michigan 
1880-1890; member law firm of Draper, 
Davis & Hollister 1890-1903; later with 
H J Grannis, and is now practicing 
alone. Member Commercial Club and 
Masonic fraternity. 

HICKS Henry George, Minneapolis. 
Res Hampshire Arms, office 600 N Y 
Life bldg. Lawyer. Born .Tan 26, 
1838 in Varysburgh N Y, son of George 
A and Sophia (Hall) Hicks. Married 
thrice: May 3, 1864 to Mary Adelaide 
Beede; Nov 5, 1873 to Susannah R 
Fop; June 14, 1906 to Dorothy Morris 
Ray. Educated in the commion schools 



of New York and Pennsylvania; Ar- 
cade Seminary 1850-51; preparatory 
dept Oberlin (Ohio) College 1858-60. 
Civil War veteran; was adjt 2d 111 Cav- 
alry 1861-62; 2d adjt 71st 111 Inf Aug 
to Oct 1862; adjt 93d 111 Inf Nov 1862 
to Feb 1864; was wounded in the face 
at battle of Missionary Ridge Nov 25, 
1863. Sheriff of Hennepin county 
1867-71; city justice of Minneapclis 
1871-74; member of Minn House of 
Representatives 1878-79-81-83-97; judge 
of the district court 4th judicial dlst 
1887-95; member board of trustees 
Minn Soldiers' Orphans' Home 1869- 
83; pres of board 1872-83. Member 
law firm of Hicks, Carleton & Cross 
established in 1875. Member Masonic 
fraternity; dept commander of Minn G 
A R 1868; commander Loyal Legion 
of Minn 1900. 

HIGBEE Chester Goss, St Paul. 
Res 2 Seville Flats, office 206 Dispatch 
bldg. Physician (H) and surgeon. 
Boim Aug 5, 1835 in Pike, Wyoming 
county N Y, son of Enos J and Lucy 
M Higbee. Attended public schools 
in New York; Fort Atkinson, Fox 
Lake and River Falls Wis academies; 
graduated from Hahnemann Medical 
College Chicago 1866; College Physi- 
cians and Surgeons St Louis 1869; 
studied in Europe in 1881 and a year 
in 1889-90. Practiced as a homeopath 
1870 to date; organized the first home- 
opathic society in St Paul 1870; con- 
sulting surgeon for Minn Soldiers' 
Home many years; member of first 
board of pension examiners; member 
American Institute of Homeopathy; 
V pres 1889; twice pres State Medical 
Society; pres Cobb Hospital; first 
pres Washington State Homeopathic 
Society. Served in 12th Wis Vol Inf 
1861-65 from private to capt. 32d de- 
gree Mason; member Sons American 
Revolution; present commander Loyal 
Legion of Minn. 

HIGBEE Roscoe B, St Paul. Res 
The Gibson, office 508-511 Germania 
Life bldg. Mining. Born April 18, 
1878 in Arcadia Wis, son of Edward C 
and Ella M (Bacon) Higbee. Attend- 
ed school in La Crosse Wis. In adver- 
tising business 1898-99; then engaged 
in mining business and is now con- 
ducting the largest individual mining 
brokerage business in St Paul. Served 



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in Spanish-American War private to 
hospital steward. Member Commer- 
cial and Roosevelt Republican clubs 
St Paul; Masonic order. 

HIGGINS Curran W, Minneapolis. 
Res 2128 Dupont av N, office suite 302- 
304 Hulet bldg. Physician (R). Born 
Sept 16, 1849 in Wisconsin, son of 
Elijah and N Lavina (Patee) Higgins. 
Attended Groveland Seminary 1869- 
72; U of M 1872-74; Hahnemann Medi- 
cal College Chicago 1874-76. Has prac- 
ticed medicine 1876 to date. Member 
Commercial Club. 

HILL Anson Loray, Faribault. 
Born April 2, 1830 in Williamsburg 
Mass (died Feb 21, 1897), son of An- 
son and Magdalene (Simison) Hill. 
Married in 1872 to Cornelia J Gifford. 
Educated in the public schools of Mas- 
sachusetts. Was engaged first as en- 
gine builder in California 1852-54; 
moved to Fond du Lac and engaged 
in the manufacture of lumber 1854- 
55; moved to Faribault 1855 and en- 
gaged in manufacture of furniture; 
was the pioneer in that line, using 
horse-power until 1858, when he in- 
troduced steam. 

HILL George GreenAvood, Minne- 
apolis. Res 1813 3d av S, office 208 
Commercial bldg, Broker. Born Mar 
24, 1859 in Cincinnati O, son of Joseph 
Stacy and Anna (Creigh) Hill. Mar- 
ried Oct 25, 1883 to Jessie B Bennett. 
Educated in Cincinnati public schools. 
Engaged in brokerage business in Cin- 
cinnati 1877-87. Removed to Minne- 
apolis and continued in same, making 
specialty of grocery, confectionery and 
commission lines. 

HILL, James J, St Paul. Res 240 
Summit av, office Great Northern Ry 
bldg. Railway official. Born Sept 16, 
1838 near Gueljih Out and was reared 
on a farm. Received his education at 
. Rockwood Academy. Came to Minne- 
sota and worked in steamboat offices 
from 1856-65; then for the Northwest- 
ern Packet Co; organized Hill, Griggs 
& Co and engaged in transportation 
business 1869-75 and in 1870 organized 
Red River Transportation Co; estab- 
lished Northwestern Fuel Co 1875 and 
sold out in 1878; with Donald Smith 
(now Lord Strathcona) and George 



Stephen (now Lord Mt Stephen) and 
Norman W Kittson, succeeded in car- 
rying on construction work on St Paul 
& Pacific, in the meantime acquiring 
the securities of same; in 1879 se- 
cured control of St Paul and Pacific 
R R and reorganized as St Paul, 
Minneapolis and Manitoba RyCo; was 
gen mngr 1879-82; v pres 1881-83; then 
pres; in 1890 this became a part of 
the Great Northern System; built 
Great Northern to Puget Sound, con- 
necting with direct line of steamers 
to the Orient; in 1893 became pres of 
the Great Northern System; retired 
from presidency 1907, and is now 
chairman of board of directors. Has 
built 7,000 miles of railroad in 20 
years. Promoted Northern Securities 
Co. 

HILL John Creagh, St Paul. Res 
122 Virginia av, office 309 N Y Life 
bldg. Wholesale lumber. Born Aug 
19, 1853 in Cincinnati O, son of Joseph 
Stacy and Anna (McKinnell) Hill. 
Married Oct 25, 1888 to Mary W Wash- 
ington. Educated in public and pri- 
vate schools Cincinnati; civil engin- 
eering in Cincinnati 1871-74. Moved 
to Minnesota 1876; engaged in gen- 
eral office work in Northwest; credit- 
man Allen Moore & Co St Paul 1886- 
88; lumber business as John C Hill & 
Co 1888-92; as John C Hill Lumber 
Co 1892 to date. Member Masonic 
fraternity and Commercial Club. 

HILL John Henry, Duluth. Res 
2631 Minnesota av, office 310-311 Tor- 
rey bldg. Mines and mining. Born 
Feb 27, 1857 in Cherokee Cal, son of 
John and Catherine (Conlin) Hill. 
Married Jan 16, 1885 to Carrie Powell. 
Educated in the common and high 
schools of Virginia City Nev; St 
Mary's College San Francisco and 
graduated from Univ of Mich LL B 
1880. Engaged in exploration in Colo- 
rado, New Mexico and Arizona, at 
which time he had several conflicts 
with Indians; removed to Grand Forks 
N D and engaged in practice of law, 
associated with Hon George H Walsh 
until 1886; Marriman & Hill 1886-90; 
removed to Superior Wis and prac- 
ticed under firm of Hill & McKay 
1900; removed to Duluth and engaged 
in mining. Sec and dir Northern 
Light & Development Co Duluth. 
Formerly member city council of 



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Grand Forks N D and member of 
Democratic Territorial Committee of 
Dakota for many years. Member B P 
O E. 

HILLE Hans T, Fergus Falls. 
Banker. Born Feb 28, 1852 in Norway, 
son of Thomas T and Elizabeth (An- 
derson) Hille. Married April 25, 1877 
to Karen Hallan. Educated in Norway 
and parochial schools Minnesota. 
Reared and worked on farm until 
1886; engaged in mercantile business 
Wall Lake Minn 1886-87; moved to 
Fergus Falls and was in implement 
business as member of firm of B'artle- 
son & Hille until 1905; now Hille & 
Wagner. Pres Scandia State Bank. 
Former member of city council; mem- 
ber legislature 1905-1907; mayor of 
Fergus Falls. 

HILLVEK Thomas A, Moorhead. 
Educator. Born Aug 2 2, 1868 in 
Brooklyn 111, son of George and Kath- 
erine Hillyer. Married Aug 2 4, 
1898 to Agnes M Smith. Educated 
in common schools of 111; graduated 
from 111 State Normal Univ Normal 
111 1895; Univ of Chicago Ph B 1900; 
Harvard Univ A M 1901. Teacher 
and village prin of school Western 
111 1874-92; high school prin and 
city supt in Shelbyville 111 189 5-9 8; 
supt of training dept in State Normal 
School Moorhead 19 01 to date. Mem- 
ber Nat Educational Assn; Social Ed- 
ucation League; M W A. 

HILSCHER John Fremont, St Paul. 
Res 1917 Feronia av, office 804 N Y 
Life bldg. Lawyer. Born Jan 23, 
1857 in Bethlehem, Hamilton county 
Ind, son of Joseph S and Louise (Wo- 
land) Hilscher. Educated in the pub- 
lic schools; Lincoln Univ Lincoln 111 
1877-78; Knox College Galesburg 111 
1879-80; admitted to the bar by the 
supreme court of 111 1882. Located in 
Lincoln and practiced his profession 
until 1885, when he removed to Will- 
mar Minn; moving later to St Paul 
1894. V pres Froelich Mnfg Co and 
dir Iowa-Michigan Land Co. Was del- 
egate to the Nat Republican Conven- 
tion in 1888. Member Royal Arcanum; 
A O U W; Knights of Pythias and 
Masonic orders; was grand chancellor 
of Minn Knights of Pythias; supreme 
representative and for several years 
has been member of the Supreme 
Tribunal. Member Commercial Club 
St Paul. 



HILTON Cliflford L, Fergus Falls. 
Lawyer. Born Dec 8, 1866 in Kenyon 
Minn, son of Addison and Harriet E 
(Bullis) Hilton. Married Sept 2:3, 1890 
to Frances C Moll. Educated in Fer- 
gus Falls High School, graduating 
1884; college of law Univ of Wis, grad- 
uating 1888. Began practice in Fer- 
gus Falls 1888; in partnership with 
Hon John W Mason 1889-98; city atty 
Fergus Falls 1896-97; county atty Ot- 
ter Tail county 1898 to date, being 
elected for 5th term in 1906. Member 
M N G 1886-94, retiring with rank of 
capt. 

HIMMELMAN Henry Jr, Mankato. 
Res 403 N Btoad st. Plumbing and 
heating. Born Jan 25, 1861 in Man- 
kato Minn, son of Henry and Pau- 
line (Heinze) Himmelman. Married 
May 4, 1886 to Louisa Schenrer. Edu- 
cated in the public and parochial 
schools Mankato; German school New 
Ulm and normal school Mankato. 
First employed in grocery and bak- 
ery; 1'/^ years in county auditor's of- 
fice; employed in hotel business until 
1903, when he took management of 
Standard Brewing Co Mankato; mngr 
of same 3 years; pres of same 6 
years; established Mankato Plumbing 
& Heating Co March 15, 1907. Mem- 
ber of board of aldermen 8 years; 
Board of Public Works 2 years; dele- 
gate to National Democratic Conven- 
tion at Kansas City. Member 10 
F; K of P and Sons of Hermann. 

HIMSL Joseph B, St Cloud. Law- 
yer. Born Feb 6, 1872 in Haslach Aus- 
tria, son of Alois and Mary (Moestl) 
Himsl. Married Sept 14, 1897 to 
Elizabeth Ran. Educated in common 
schools of Austria; St John's Univ 
St Joseph Minn 1884-88; taught school 
Stearns county 1888-1900; graduated 
from law dept U of M 1903. Ap- 
pointed asst county supt of schools 
Stearns county 1902. 

HINT William Franklin, St Paul. 
Res 966 Ashland av. office 916 N Y 
Life bldg. Lawyer. Born March 6, 
1865 in Ohio, son of Henry C and 
Catherine (Fleckinger) Hint. Edu- 
cated in the public schools of Miamis- 
burg O 1871-80; Univ of Ohio 1883-87; 
mechanical engineer 1887; U of M 
1894-96; LL B 1895; LL M 1896. Has 
been engaged in the practice of law 



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since 1895 and associated with Her- 
man Oppenheim since 1903 in general 
practice. Sec of tlie Dana Wareliouse 
Co; sec and treas Northland Realty 
Co. Member Masonic fraternity, K of 
P: Commercial Club St Paul. 

HINTZE Louis, Ada. Real estate 
and insurance. Born Sept 18, 1855 in 
Bremen Germany, son of C L and 
Louise (Ohland) Hintze. Married 
March 22, 1893 to Miss Minnie Riggers. 
Educated in public and private schools 
Germany. Came to U S 1872 and 
lived in New York 10 years; moved 
to Ada 1882 and has since been en- 
gaged in real estate, loans and insur- 
ance business. Chief Ada Fire Dept 
1887-90; mayor 1890-91; sec Norman 
County Agr Soc 1895-1907; recorder 
and assessor Ada 8 years; justice of 
the peace 1899 to date; sec Business 
Men's Assn. Received diploma for 
grain and cereals at World's Colum- 
bian Exposition Chicago. 

HIRSCH Geoi-se, Winona. Res 201 
E 5th St, office 69-71 E 3d st. Mer- 
chant. Born Nov 18, 1857 in Germany, 
son of Abram and Flora (Belitzer) 
Hirsch. Married in 1886 to Carrie 
Moss. Educated in public schools 
Germany. Engaged in clothing busi- 
ness Akron O 1875-93; came to Wi- 
nona 1893 and engaged in clothing 
business as pres and mngr Hirsch 
Clothing Co to date. Member Busi- 
ness Men's Assn. 

HIRSCHMAX Adolph, St Paul. Res 
637 Grand av, office and warehouse 
162 E 3d and 290-291 Jackson sts. 
Merchant. Born in Prussia Germany, 
son of Philip and Mary (Caspari) 
Hirschman. Married Nov 5, 1876 to 
Rosa Cohn. Received his education in 
the public schools of Prussia Germany 
and removed from there to Savannah 
Ga in 1876; was engaged there as 
trav salesman for a whol grocery 
house until 1882, when he moved to 
St Paul and established the firm of 
A Hirschman & Co, composed of him- 
self and son Benjamin M and engaged 
in the whol liquor business; is also 
largely interested in the Canista Iron 
Mines in Stark county Minn. 

HJERMSTAD Carl F, Red Wing. 

Banker. Born May 4, 1865 in Norway, 
son of L H and Bertha N (Elstad) 
Hjermstad. Married Jan 16, 1888 to 



Sigrid Ness. Educated in private and 
high school Norway. Engaged as elk 
in gen store Norway 1880-83; as mngr 
of same 1883-85; bkpr in grain eleva- 
tor Red Wing 1885-87; bkpr in bank 
188/ -97; mngr Gas & Electric Light 
Plant 1897-99; cashr of bank 1899- 
1906; v pres and mngr of bank 1906 
to date; dir and v pres Goodhue 
County Nat'l Bank; trustee and treas 
Goodhue County Savings Bank; sec 
and treas Red Wing Boat Mnfg Co; 
treas Red Wing Brick Co; trustee 
and treas Red Wing Lutheran Ladjes' 
Seminary. Member Commercial Club 
and Manufacturers Assn. 

HOIJART Walter Page, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 930 W 23d st, office 608 
Andrus bldg. Insurance. Born Feb 
27, 1850 in Peru Vt, son of George 
S and Hannah (Balchelder) Hobart. 
Married July 27, 1876 to Lucinda J 
Gove. Educated in public schools of 
Peru Vt and Townsend Academy. En- 
gaged as elk in village and in Boston 
until 1876; engaged in clothing busi- 
ness for self Webster Mass 1876-80; 
same in Dixon 111 1880-86; moved to 
Oshkosh Wis 1886 and established 
Am Mutual Accident Assn of which 
he was sec and mngr until 1898; 
moved to Minneapolis and assisted in 
organizing Surety Fund Life Co 1898. 
of which he is sec; also Ministers 
Casualty Union. 

HOHHS Fred E, Minneapolis. Res 
2217 Polk st N E, office 255 Temple 
Court. Lawver. Born Sept 2, 1862 
in West Ossipee N H, son of Ezra T 
and Hannah Maria (Cogswell) Hobbs. 
Married Nov 29. 1889 to Evelyn C 
Waite. Educated in common schools 
in New Hampshire and normal and 
high schools Winona 1881-84; gradu- 
ated from U of M 1888; law dept 1892. 
Taught school from 1888 to 1890; be- 
gan practice in Minneapolis and has 
continued to date; instructor in law 
dept U of M. Member A F & A M; 
I O O F. 

HOIJE Engebreth Hagbarth, Bald 
Eagle Lake. Office N Y Life bldg. St 
Paul. Lumber and farm lands. Born 
Feb 27, 1860 in Norway, son of Karen 
Engebretsen (Lovdal). Married Dec 
30, 1886 to Johanne Adolphine Miiller. 
Graduated from Gruner's Handelsaka- 
demie Copenhageia Denmark 1880. 



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Started in real estate business 1885; 
engaged in lumber operations Knox 
Mills Wis 1896, where he built a rail- 
road; has since conducted operations 
in various parts of the Northwest. 
Member of E H Hobe Lumber Co and 
Ornes, Esswein & Co Minneapolis. 
Pres Luther Hospital; Knight of the 
Ordor of Wasa (presented by King 
Oscar of Sweden 1903) ; member 
Minnesota. Commercial and Norden 
clubs. Colonel on governor's staff 10 
years. Norwegian consul. 

HOCH Reiner, Duluth. Res 2931 
W Helm St, office Duluth Brg & 
Malting Co. Brewer. Born Oct 18, 
1851 in Cologne on the Rhine Ger- 
many, son of William and Mary (Bar- 
denhauer) Hoch. Married May 4, 1878 
to Matilda Geele. Came to America 
with his parents when an infant. At- 
tended public schools and Spencerian 
Business College Milwaukee. Engaged 
in brewing business Milwaukee under 
firm name of Messke & Hoch 1872-78; 
moved to Marquette Mich and estab- 
lished brewery under same name 1878- 
91, when firm was incorporated as 
Upper Peninsular Brewing Co, of 
which he was made pres and dir; 
moved to Duluth in 1896 and estab- 
lished Duluth Brewing & Malting Co, 
of which he is now pres, treas and 
dir; also v pres Upper Peninsular 
Brewing Co of Marquette Mich. Mem- 
Commercial Club and B P O E. 

HODAPP John B, Mankato. Public 
ofl^icial. Born June 20, 1855 in Man- 
kato, son of Philip and Elizabeth 
(Borgmeier) Hodapp. Married in 1874 
to Clara Krost. Educated in the pa- 
rochial schools of Mankato. Engaged 
in farming until 1876; drug elk 1882; 
conducted canning factory 1900; 
moved to Horton county Texas in 
hotel business; returned to Mankato 
and elected city recorder 1903, which 
office he holds to date. Member M N 
G 5 years; organizer volunteer fire 
department. 

HODGINGS AYalter A, Winona. 
Drayage. Born Feb 2, 1861 in Wi- 
nona, son of Abner F and Marv ivl 
(Price) Hodgins. Married in 1885 to 
Mary Spates. Educated in ])ublic and 
normal schools Winona. Supt You- 



mans Bros & Hodgins lumber business 
1879-99; engaged in drayage business 
1899 to date. Member Business Men's 
Asn. 



HODGKIXSON Joseph G, South 
St Paul. Physician and surgeon (R). 
Born in 1845 at Aylmer, Ontario 
Canada, son of Philip and Elizabeth 
(Springell) Hodgkinson. Married in 
1884 to Sadie Cummings. Attended 
private schools; Cooper Academy Ayl- 
mer Ontario; studied medicine in Ayl- 
mer; attended Detroit Medical College 
1879; graduated from old St Paul Med- 
ical College St Paul Minn 1886. Treas 
board pension examining surgeons at 
Detroit 1880-82; pres board pension ex- 
amining surgeons at Park Rapids 
Minn. Soldier in Canadian Volunteers 
and won Victoria Medal for service 
in defense of country. Member Minn 
State Pharmaceutical Society; Wood- 
men and I O O F. 



MODGMAN AV W, St Paul. Res 
2500 Chicago av, office 326 Endicott 
bldg. Railroad supplies. Born May 
12, 1862 in St Louis Mo, son of Charles 
and Eliza (Wade) Hodgman. Edu- 
cated in Kirkwood School and high 
school St Louis. In employ of Sim- 
mons Hdw Co St Louis 1878; Samuel 
Cupples W W Co 1880; St Louis 
Sugar Ref Co 1882; Commercial Bank 
1883; St Louis Sugar Ref Co 1887; 
brokerage business in St Paul since 
1888. Member Minnesota, Commercial 
and Lafayette clubs. 

HODGSON Fred E, Fergus Falls. 
Farm lands and real estate. Born Aug 
16, 1872 in Castle Rock Minn, son of 
Thomas C and Elizabeth (Clague) 
Hodgson. Married June 11, 1901 to 
Anastasia Haley. Educated in public 
schools in winter, on farm in summer. 
First employed as dep P M at Ger- 
man; creditman whol grocery house 
Minneapolis; managed private busi- 
ness of Edward J Hodgson; then pres 
Security Trust Co St Paul; engaged in 
real estate and loans Fergus Falls 
1896 to date. Treas Fergus Packing 
Co; dir Fergus Falls Nat'l Bank. Mem- 
ber K of P. 



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HOFF Christopher, St Paul. Res 
213 Aurora av, office 91 Fillmore av. 
Manufacturer. Born May 26, 1847 In 
Lillehammer Norway, son of Peter and 
Christine (Dosen) Hoff. Married May 
12, 1870 to Christine Anderson. Edu- 
cated in common schools Norway and 
U S. Learned machinist's trade in 
Norway; moved to St Paul 1868; fore- 
man St Paul Harvester Works 1873; 
tool maker Great Northern Shops until 
1884; established Lee & Hoff Mnfg Co 
1885. inc 1892. 

HOFF Peder A, St Paul. Res 172 
Summit av, office Endicott Arcade. 
Physician. Born Sept 5. 1874 in St Paul, 
son of Christopher and Christine (An- 
derson) Hoff. Attended St Paul pub- 
lic schools; Central High School St 
Paul 1894; graduated from medical 
dept U of M 1900; post-graduate Har- 
vard Univ 1901. Has practiced medi- 
cine in St Paul 1900 to date. Instruct- 
or in medicine U of M. Member Ram- 
sey County and Minnesota State Medi- 
cal societies; American Medical Assn. 

HOFFMAN A Liucohi, Brainerd. 
Merchant and financier. Born Jan 24, 
1857 in Berlin Can, son of Leopold 
and Sarah (Thornton) Hoffman. Mar- 
ried Dec 22, 1878 to Nettie Stewart 
Randall of Brockton Mass. Attended 
schools of Boston and Randolph Mass. 
Conducted dept store Randolph Mass; 
boot and shoe store Minneapolis 
Minn; and farmed near Sauk Center 
Minn. Established hardware and furni- 
ture business at Efainerd in 1884, but 
has been engaged in other lines at 
same time. Pres of The General Mer- 
cantile Investment Co real estate and 
loans; pres Brainerd Ice Co; sec and 
pres of several mining companies and 
interested in Crow Wing county iron 
lands. Justice of the peace Stearns 
county Minn ; special judge municipal 
court Brainerd. Member Commercial 
Club; state consul M W A for State 
of Minnesota; I O O F; Modern Sa- 
maritans; R N A; B P O E. 

HOFFMAN Fred L, St Paul. Res 
520 Cedar st, office 312 Endicott bldg. 
Farm lands. Born Jan 7, 1877 in 
Red Wing Minn, son of Fred and Ele- 
onore Hoffman. Educated in public 
and high schools Little Falls Minn 
and U of M 1899. Engaged in insur- 
ance business Little Falls Minn; bkpr. 



then asst cashr First Nat'l Bank Little 
Falls Minn; land business St Paul 
Minn; sec and dir Minn Farm Land 
Co; treas and dir Felthous Land Co; 
sec Minn Land Corporation. 

HOFF3IANN Luis George, St Paul. 
Res 937 Lincoln av, ofl^ce 400 Robert 
St. Merchant. Born Feb 12, 1858 in 
Port Dover Out, son of Ludwig and 
Christina (Bilger) Hoffmann. Married 
Feb 3, 1886 to Carrie L B'ort. Edu- 
cated in public and high schools Port 
Dover Ont and Univ of Toronto. Em- 
ployed with father in furniture manu- 
facture 1876 and admitted to firm 
1879; after traveling as salesman lo- 
cated at Streator 111 in clothing busi- 
ness; moved to St Paul as mngr for 
T A Bartlett clothing 1882-87; with 
Browning, King & Co 1887-90; Bart- 
lett & Hoffmann 1890-91-; in men's fur- 
nishing business alone to date. Mem- 
ber Commercial, Empire and Roose- 
velt clubs; B P O E; Masonic fra- 
ternity; Shrine and K of P. 

HOFFMAN Peter A, Hastings. 
Public official. Born June 30, 1879 in 
Hastings Minn, son of Michael and 
Susan (Kohler) Hoffman. Educated in 
public and high schools and business 
college Hastings Minn. Engaged as 
clerk in auditor's office 1896-99; dep 
elk 1899-1903; auditor 1903 to date. 
Member Commercial Club. 

HOIT Edward Everett, Detroit. 
Physician. Born Sept 3, 185 4 in 
Auburn Me, son of James Russell 
and Abigail (Reid) Hoit. Gradu- 
ated from Univ of Michigan 1878; 
from Rush Medical College 18 85. 
Employed in State Nat Bank Minne- 
apolis 1880-81; located in Minneapo- 
lis 1 year after graduation and then 
moved to Detroit. Dir MacGregor 
Drug Co Detroit; Detroit Telephone 
Co; US pension examiner; member 
Minn State and Clay-Becker County 
Medical societies; I O O F and K P. 

HOLBROOK Edward Henry, Min- 
neapolis. Res 1926 5th av S, office 
417 Kasota bldg. Treasurer and ac- 
countant. Born Jan 12, 1835 in New 
York City, son of Edward Henry and 
Dorothv Williams (Smith) Holbrook. 
Married Sept 14, 1865 to Emily R 
Eldredge. Educated in private and 
high schools Boston. Bkpr Holbrook 



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Bros Boston Mass 1849-1851; New 
England agt of the Pacific Mail S S 
Co Boston 1851-1870; founder and pres 
Monitor Plow Works Minneapolis 
Minn 1870-76; founder and pres North 
Star Packing House Minneapolis Minn 
1876-81; expert accountant 1881 to 
date. Member 2d Battalion Inf Boston 
Mass 1861-65; Arbitration Committee 
Board of Trade Minneapolis; Diosce- 
san Church Club 1882 to date; treas 
Episcopate Fund, Diocesan Council 
Board of Missions; treas Gethsemane 
Parish Minneapolis 1879-89. 

HOLBROOK Fiaiikliii G, Minnea- 
polis. Broker. Born Aug 26, 1859 
in Philadelphia Pa, son of Benjamin 
F and Prudence (Godshall) Holbrook. 
Educated in Philadelphia public 
schools. First employed in coal and 
iron business Philadelphia 1873-81; 
moved to Minneapolis and employed 
by .J I Case Plow Co 1882-86; city 
comptroller Minneapolis 1886-88; in 
grain business 1889-91; private sec to 
Mayor P B Winston 1891-92; re-ent- 
ered grain buisness 1893-94; appointed 
postmaster Minneapolis 1894; now in 
grain and brokerage business; sec 
Democratic City Committee 1890. 

HOLBROOK John Snell, Mankato. 
Res 419 S Broad, office 125 E Cherry. 
Physician (R). Born Dec 17. 1873 in 
Arkansaw Wis, son of Willard F and 
Mary (Ames) Holbrook. Married Aug 
1900 to Mary E Whiting. Attended 
public schools in Arkansaw Wis and 
Northfield Minn; graduated from 
Northfield High School; from medi- 
cal dept U of M 1896; resident 
physician in St Mary's Hospital Min- 
neapolis Minn 1 year. Practiced med- 
cine in Mankato Minn 1897 to date; 
member firm of Andrews & Holbrook. 
Member State Medical, Blue Earth 
County and Minnesota Valley Medi- 
cal societies. 

HOLCOMBE Edwin Rn.ssell, St 

Paul. Res 736 Marshall av, office 909 
Pioneer Press bldg. Lawyer. Born 
Oct 24, 1857 at Galena 111, son of Ed- 
win Van Buren and Sarah Adele (Sou- 
lard) Holcombe. Attended Galena 
(111) Normal School 1870-73; St Paul 
High School graduating 18*6. Mem- 
ber State Bar Assn; Ramsey County 
Bar Assn; Sons of American Revolu- 
tion; Junior Pioneers. 



H0LC03IBE R I, St Paul. Res 
414 E 10th St. Newspaper man. Born 
Feb 24, 1845 in Gallia county Ohio. 
Removed with his parents to Missouri 
1851. Educated in the common schools 
and at Troy (Iowa) Academy. Served 
in the Union army during the Civil 
War 1861-65; worked as a union print- 
er 1866-69; established a Democratic 
newspaper at Bonaparte Iowa 1870; 
edited and published 3 other Demo- 
cratic papers in Iowa; has worked as 
writer on daily newspapers in St 
Louis, Kansas City, St Paul and other 
cities; author of many articles and 
papers on western history, Indian 
sketches and similar topics; wrote 14 
histories of prominent Missouri coun- 
ties and was principal writer of 12 
athers; contributed to histories of at 
Louis, Kansas City and St Paul. Now 
compiler of "Minnesota in Three Cen- 
turies," a 4 volume history of this 
state. Member GAR; Sons of Ameri- 
can Revolution and Minnesota Histori- 
cal Society. 

HOLDEN Ricardo S, Brainerd. Pub- 
lisher. Born Jan 27, 1871 in Albion 
Mich, son of Blanchard and Elizabeth 
(Richards) Holden. Married Jan 26, 
1896 to Ella Reynolds. Attended pub- 
lic school in Livingston Mont. Served 
4 years apprenticeship to printing 
trade on Livingston (Mont) Entei-- 
prise. Has been variously associated 
with newspapers in the Northwest; 
publish Tribune at Staples Minn 
18 97; Independent at Carlos Minn 
and is now proprietor of Arena 
Pub Co, established 1900 publishers 
of the Brainerd Arena. Member Car- 
los city council 1905; Minnesota Edi- 
torial Assn; K of P; Maccabees; Am 
Yoemen and Typographical Union. 

HOLDSWORTH Joseph A, Minne- 
apolis. Office 803 Northwestern bldg. 
Northwestern manager The Royal 
Crown Lead Co. Born Feb 26, 1868 
in Brooklyn N Y, son of Thomas P 
and Flora (Hatch) Holdsworth. Mar- 
ried Dec 12, 1S91 to Ida E Barber. At- 
tended common schools Elyria Ohio 
and took course in chemistry at high 
school Grand Rapids Mich. Also with 
Hazeltine & Perkins of Grand Rapids 
1888-89. In employ of Harrison Bros 
])aint mnfrs Philadelphia 1892-93. 
With Acme White Lead & Color 



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Works 1S93-1905. Engaged with Royal 
Crown White Lead Co to date. Op- 
ened northwestern branch of same in 
Minneapolis 1907 of which he is mngr. 
Member A O F and U C T. 

HOLLAND Ceai-j-e W, Brainerd. 
Lawyer. Born in Franklin county 
N Y, son of Clark and Relief (Bix- 
by) Holland. Educated in high school 
Berlin Wis; University of Wis, grad- 
uating B A 1868. Studied law and 
admitted to bar 1870; practiced until 
1889 at Brainerd; served as judge 
of district court 18^9-1901; then re- 
sumed practice. Dir First Nat'l Bank; 
attorney 1872-75 and 1887-89. Mem- 
ber Minn Bar Assn; Commercial 
Club; Masonic fraternity. 

HOLLIDAY Ellery C, Minneapolis. 
Res 709 Franklin av W, office 255 
Temple Court. Broker. Born Aug 10, 
1849 in Indiana, son of Courtland C 
and Lucinda (Elackmoor) Holliday. 
V pres Western Realty & Investment 
Co and pres of Assets Buying Co. 
Member Commercial Club of Minneap- 
olis and GAR. 

HOLLIHAN Daniel J, St Paul. Res 
Stratford Flats, office 300-301 Nat'l 
German Am Bank bldg. Lawyer. 
Born May 23, 1871 in Minnesota, son 
of Jeremiah and Ellen Hollihan. At- 
tended public schools; graduated from 
Stillwater High School when 17; from 
St John's Univ Collegeville Minn when 
20; later from U of M law dept. Bkpr 
for W S Conrad whol cigars St Paul 
1889-1900; claims agt for Employment 
Liability Ins Co London 1901; member 
of McElwee & Hollihan lawyers Jan 1, 
1902 to date. 

HOLLISTEK Hartley J, Merriam 
Park. Res 1890 Carroll st, office 300 
Corn Exchange Minneapolis. Grain 
merchant. Born Aug 24, 1858 at 
Shullsburg Wis, son of Marvin and 
Laura A Hollister. Married Dec 1, 
1894 to Libbie Green. Educated in 
the primary and graded schools at 
Shullsburg Wis. Clerk in drug store 
and postoffice at Worthington and Ad- 
rian Minn 1883-86; di'ug business for 
self Lakefield Minn 1886-95; grain 
business, country elevators 1893-1906; 
in Minneapolis Jan 1906 to date. 
Chairman Democratic County Commit- 
tee Jackson county Minn 14 years; 



member State Central Committee 6 
years; postmaster at Lakefield Minn 
1893-97. Member Elks, Modern Wood- 
men and Minneapolis Commercial 
Club. 

HOLM Michael, Roseau. Judge of 
probate. Born June 17, 1876 in Swed- 
en, son of Hans Hanson and Karen 
(Pearson) Holm. Married April 10, 
1897 to Marie Syverson. Educated in 
public schools at Warren Minn 1888- 
91; business college 1892-93. Opened 
barber shop at Warren Minn 1892; 
moved to Roseau Minn 1892 and con- 
ducted barber shop until 1902; justice 
of peace 1898-1900; city clerk Roseau 
Minn 1900-1903; elected judge of pro- 
bate court Roseau county Minn 1902; 
re-elected 1904 and 1906. Opened mus- 
ic store at Roseau Minn 1906. Leader 
Roseau Concert Band 1903-1904; lead- 
er and mngr Holm's Orchestra Roseau. 

HOLMAX Carl J, Mankato. Res 
125 Broad st, office Richards blk. 
Physician and surgeon (R). Born Oct 
25, 1869 in Freeborn county Minn, son 
of Iver Johnson and Caroline (Kittle- 
sen) Holman. Married March 14, 1901 
to Dr Madge Timmerman. Educated 
in the high school Granite Falls; grad- 
uated from Rush Medical College M 
D 18S9. House physician 1 year to 
Norwegian Tabitha Hospital Chicago 
and 1 year in the Chicago Policlinic. 
Has been engaged in the practice of 
his profession in Mankato and is now 
surgeon to the Immanuel and St Jo- 
seph hospitals Mankato. Member of 
the firm of Curran, Edwards, Holman 
& Schmitt. 

HOLMAN Oliver P, Minneapolis. 
Res 1408 Park av, office 806 S 10th st. 
Merchant. Born in Kenyon Minn Dec 
2. 1865, son of Peter O and Karn Hol- 
man. Married Marie Barsness Feb 12, 
1890. Educated in public schools; Red 
Wing Seminary and Carleton College. 
Taught school in Goodhue county 2 
years. Moved to Minneapolis 1890; 
engaged as elk in grocery business in 
1890; established firm of O P Holman 
grocer 1897; purchased one half inter- 
est in Lowry Hill Grocery Co 1901, 
incorporated as Holman-Gerdes Co, 
grocers and meat dealers 1902; now 
pres and treas of same. Pres Pine 
River Lumber Co. 



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HOLMAN Oscar E, St Paul. Res 
557 Marshall av, office 410-414 Globe 
bldg. Lawyer. Born April 12, 1853 
at Allentown Pa, son of Charles L and 
Maria (Groman) Holman. Graduated 
with first honor Muhlenberg College 
Allentown Pa A B 1874; from same 
A M 1877. Practiced law in Allen- 
town Pa 1876-84; in St Paul 1884 to 
date. Corporation atty St Paul 1889- 
91 : pres Board of School Inspectors 
1902 to date. Member Commercial 
Club St Paul. 

HOLIMES Walter B, Ada. Physi- 
cian and surgeon. Born 186 5 Pro- 
vince of Ontario, son of B A and 
Lucia Ann (Holt) Holmes. Married 
in 1906 to Valborg S Norby. Re- 
ceived preliminary education in 
Union Academy Toronto Ont; grad- 
uated from Faribault High School 
1882; asst sec Minneapolis Chamber 
Commerce 1882-8.3; graduated from 
U of M, B Sc; B L 18S8; editor Uni- 
versity Ariel 1891-93; U of M degree 
of M D 1904. Hydraulic engineer 
St Paul Water Board 1889-90; reg- 
istered pharmacist 1890-91; county 
physician Norman county 1896; sur- 
geon G N Ry; member Blue Lodge 
154 A F & A M; Royal Arch; and Con- 
stantine Commandery K T; Epsilon 
Chapt NU Sigma NU; Zurah Shrine. 

HOLT Andrew, Minneapolis. Res 
2542 Chicago av, office Court House. 
Jurist. Born May 20, 1855 at East 
Union, Carver county Minn, son of 
John and Catherine (Larson) Holt. 
Attended district schools from 8 to 10; 
St Augar's Academy (now Gustavus 
Adolphus College) 1S65-67; U of M 
1874-80, graduating A B. Studied law 
with Judge Baxter at Chaska and M 
O Little at Glencoe 1880-81. Worked 
for Ueland & Shores law firm 1882; 
member of Ueland, Shores & Holt 
1883-91; Ueland & Holt 1891-94. Mu- 
nicipal judge Minneapolis 1894-1904; 
district judge 4th judicial district 1904 
to date. 

HOLTE Halvor, Crookston. Phy- 
sician (R) and surgeon. Born July 
11, 1857 in Stavanger Norway, son of 
Halvor H and Thuri (Selland) Holte. 
Married Sept 22, 1902 to Henrietta 
Lunde. Educated in Augsburg Sem- 



inary Minneapolis 1883-84; St Olafs 
College Northfield 18 86-90; graduat- 
ed from U of M medical dept M D 
1893. Previous to college course was 
engaged in farming; has practiced 
medicine in Crookston since grad- 
uation. County physician; member 
Am Medical Assn; Minn State and 
Red River Valley Medical societies. 

HOLTEN John, Fertile. General 
merchandise. Born Sept 18, 1849 in 
Sundalen Norway, son of John J and 
Sigrid (Haaven) Holten. Married 
July 3, 1892 to Elene Hoff. Engaged 
in farm implement business 1887 in 
partnership with C H Carlson at Fer- 
tile Minn under firm name of Holten 
& Carlson; bought out the business 
1892 and added gen merchandise to 
business 1894; Carlson again entered 
partnership under the firm name of 
Holten & Carlson 1897 to date. Mem- 
ber Minnesota House of Representa- 
tives 1907. 

HOLTER Karl C, Minneapolis. 
Res 1601 Elliott av, office 416 8th av 
S. Publisher. Born Dec 19, 1851 in 
Norway, son of Christopher and Anna 
(Christopherson) Holter. Married Oct 
20, 1881 to Anna Marie Anderson. 
Moved to Stoughton Wis 1862; to Fill- 
more county Minn 1863; attended com- 
mon schools. Engaged in farming in 
Kandiyohi county 1867; was Lutheran 
minister from 1880-88; moved to Min- 
neapolis 1888, and in 1S91 organized 
the K C Holter Publishing Co. 

HOOLxlND Alfred M, Minneapolis. 
Res 1515 Dupont av N, office 242 
20th av N. Pres Merchants and 
Manufacturers State Bank. Born 
May 5, 1859 in Janesville Wis, son 
of Christian Hooland. Married April 
26, 1882 to Oline Bye. Educated in 
common schools Neenah Wis. Em- 
ployed in mercantile business until 
1882; engaged in gen merchandise 
business for self at Grafton N D 
1882-96; in banking business 1896- 
1903; moved to Minneapolis 1903; 
organized Merchants & Manufactur- 
ers State Bank of Minneapolis 1904 
and has been pres of same to date. 
Pres Merchants State Bank Velva N 
D; First State Bank White Earth N D 
and First State Bank Lansford N D. 



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HOPE Henry Cliaiuellor, St Paul. 
Res 809 Lincoln av, office C St P M 
& O Ry. Railroad official. Born 1850 
in Rockford 111, son of William Henry 
and Ellen Jane (Blaine) Hope. Edu- 
cated in public and high schools Rock- 
ford 111. Engaged in telegrapy 1869 
in Freeport 111 as mngr. Operator 
Chicago Board of Trade; Milwaukee; 
Board of Trade Minneapolis; C M & 
St P Ry at Milwaukee; C St P M & 
O Ry St Paul, as operator, chief elk, 
supt's office. Appointed supt of tele- 
graph in 1880 and of telegraph and 
signals in 1898. Ex-pres and dir Am 
Dist Tel Co of Minn; ex-pres Ry Tele- 
graph Superintendents Assn U S; Rail- 
way Signal Assn USA and Old Time 
Telegraphers & Historical Assn, a na- 
tional organization which meets at 
Washington DC. Is a 32d degree 
Mason and Knight of the Red Cross 
of Consantine. Member of Minnesota 
Club. 

HORMEL George A, Austin. Pork 
packer. Born Dec 4, 1860 in Buffalo 
N Y, son of John G and Susan ( Deck- 
er) Hormel. Married to Lillian B 
Gleason. Educated in Ohio public 
schools until 1874. First worked in 
father's sheepskin tannery Toledo, 
then in planing mill and in Wabash 
railroad shops; moved to Chicago 
and engaged in butcher trade 1876- 
79; represented J N DuBois hides 
and wool Kansas and Missouri ter- 
ritory in Kansas City 1 year; pur- 
chasing hides and wool in Iowa for 
Oberne, Hosick & Co Chicago 1880- 
87; in butcher business under name 
of Friedrich & Hormel Austin Minn 
18 87-92; reopened business as Geo 
A Hormel Co pork packers and pro- 
vision dealers and incorporated 1901, 
of which company he is pres and gen 
mngr. Member Masonic fraternity. 

HORX Alexander E, St Paul. Res 
3»1 Pleasant av, office 914-915 Pioneer 
Press bldg. Lawyer. Born March 9, 
1866 in St Paul Minn, son of Henry 
J and Fanny A (Banning) Horn. Mar- 
ried June 3, 1897 to Margaret Hall. 
Educated in public schools of St Paul 
and Minneapolis; graduated from law 
dept of Washington Univ St Louis Mo 
1900. Began practice of law in St 
Paul Minn 1890 in partnership with 
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his father H J Horn under name of 
H J & A C Horn until death of H J 
Horn in March 1902; since pi-acticed 
alone. Member Commercial Club. 

HORRIGAX Charles T, St Paul. 
Res 683 Iglehart st, office 424 Globe 
bldg. Lawyer. Born Sept 3. 1882 St 
Paul Minn, son of John C and Kather- 
ine (Downey) Horrigan. Graduated 
St Mary High Scnool and took special 
course at Cretin High School and 
Mechanic Arts High School St Paul 
After leaving school was associated 
with his brothers in the grocery and 
whol fruit and commission business 
for 3 years. Commenced the practice 
of law Sept 1904. Member Knights 
of Columbus, Commercial Travelers of 
America and Ancient Order of Hiber- 



HORTON Laurence E, Minneapo- 
lis. Res Swinford Flats, office 322 4th 
av S. Automobiles. Born Oct 28, 1876 
in Cedar Falls Wis, son of George W 
and Katherine (Jewett) Horton. Mar- 
ried 1901 to Elsie Hankinson. Edu- 
cated in common schools Mayville N 
D; public schools Duluth; Central 
High School Minneapolis and gradu- 
ated from U of M 1897. Engaged in 
farm machinery business Wahpeton 
and Mayville N D until 1906; moved 
to Minneapolis and became mngr of 
Northwestern Cadillac Co automobiles 
Member Automobile Club; Psi Upsilon 
college fraternity. 

HORTOX Thomas H, North Branch. 
Farmer. Born Oct 11. 1859 in Cleve- 
land Ohio, son of Thomas and Sarah 
J (Reading) Horton. Married Nov 24, 
1882 to Miss M A Bourquin. Educated 
in public schools of Ohio. V pres and 
dir North Branch Produce Co and 
Farmers Starch Co; dir North Branch 
Milling Co. Member Minnesota House 
of Representatives. 

HOSPES Erne.st Louis, Stillwater. 
Retired. Born Dec 26, 1845 in Green 
county Mo, son of Louis and Eliza 
(Wurdmann) Hospes. Married Feb 
8, 1887 to Josephine Stickney. Edu- 
cated ill public schools of St Louis 
and Stillwater and in seminary in 
Milwaukee. In employ of Thomi)son 
Bros bankers St Paul 1862-64; in 
lumber business St Louis; sent as 
elk of firm to Stillwater and later 



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became mngr and partner; organized 
Ware & Hospes Co St Paul 1004; 
retired from active participation 1905; 
pres Stillwater Gas & Elec Light Co; 
V pres Stillwater Water Co; dir First 
Nat'l Bank Stillwater; member State 
Senate 1899-1903; pres Board of Edu- 
cation Stillwater 1882-1900. Member 
Minnesota and Commercial clubs St 
Paul. 

HOULTOX AVilliam H, Elk River. 
Real estate and banking. Born March 
29, 1840 in Houlton Me. son of Samuel 
and Sarah (KendalD Houlton. Mar- 
ried March 3, 1870 .J Miss Freddie 
Lewis. Educated in common schools 
Monticello Minn 1856-60. First em- 
ployed by Croswell Bros Monticello 
1861; in partnership with brother H 
Houlton in mercantile business and 
member firm of Houlton & Nickerson 
sawmill 1865-73; flour mnfr under 
firm name Mills & Houlton 1873-87; 
manufacturer pine lumber 1887-1902. 
Pres Bank of Elk River 1885-99; pres 
Houlton's Bank of Elk River 1902 to 
date. Interested in farming and stock 
raising 1887 to date. Supt Minn State 
Reformatory 1896-1900. Served in Civ- 
il War and during Sioux outbreak in 
8th Minn Vol Regt 1862-65. Register 
of deeds Wright county 1865; treas 
Sherburne county 1870-74; state sena- 
tor 1879-86; author of History of 8th 
Minn Regt published by state in His- 
tory of Minnesota in Civil and Indian 
Wars. Member Masonic fraternity 
and GAR. 

HOUSE Gaiiett von Obleiiis. St 

Paul. Res 737 Lincoln av, office 76 
W 3d St. Manufacturer. Born Aug 
2, 1870 in Haverstraw N Y, son of 
William S and Nellie (Robinson) 
House. Married June 19, 1895 to Flor- 
ence Peaslee. Educated in the com- 
mon and high schools of Haverstraw 
N Y and Pbillips-Exeter Academy Exe- 
ter N H. After leaving school located 
principally at Poughkeepsie N Y as 
civil engineer during construction of 
Poughkeepsie bridge in 1888; in priv- 
ate practice, civil engineer, at same 
point 1889-91; topographer on the Adi- 
rondack & St Lawrence R R 1S91-92; 
engineer New York State Canals in 
charge of canal improvement and high- 
way construction 1892-99; constructing 
engineer American District Steam Co 
Lockport N Y 1899-1904; sec, gen 



mngr and dir Northern Heating & 
Electric Co St Paul 1904 to date. 
Member Ramsey County Good Roads 
Assn and of executive board of same; 
St Paul Engineers' Club; Commercial 
Club; Business Men's League; Mason- 
ic fraternity. 

HO YORK A AVeiuesIaus Joseph, 

St Paul. Res 1067 W 7th st, office 
1028 W^ 7th St. Physician and surgeon. 
Born Sept 20, 1857 in Bohemia, son of 
Thomas and Marie (Slapal) Hovorka. 
Married Nov 19, 1889 to Marie Fisher. 
Attended classical school in Budweis 
Bohemia; public schools at New 
Prague Minn 1872-80; entered medical 
dei)t U of M in 1894; graduated from 
medical dept Hamline Univ in 1897. 
Conducted drug business in St Paul 
1884-97; practiced medicine exclusive- 
ly at Glencoe and Silver Lake Minn 
1897-1903; in drug business in St Paul 
1903 to date. Supreme medical ex- 
aminer for Western Bohemian Catlio- 
lic Assn. 

HOW Jared, St Paul. Res Oak- 
land av, office Fire and Marine bldg. 
Lawyer. Born Dec 9, 1857 in Haverhill 
Mass, son of Phineas Berkeley and 
Abby (Clark) How. Graduated from 
Highland Military Academy at Worces- 
ter Mass 1876; Phillips-Exete,' Acad- 
emy 1877; Harvard College A B 1881; 
and was special student in Harvard 
Law School for two years. Has been 
engaged in the practice of law since 
1887. Pres and treas GreenleafClark 
Realty Co; dir in Pioneer Press Co 
and Gordon & Ferguson. Member 
Minnesota, and Town and Country 
clubs St Paul, and Univerbit,' and 
Harvard clubs New York. 

HOWARD Wilbur H, St Paul. Res 
513 Portland av, office 201 Germania 
Life bldg. Real estate and loans. 
Born .Tune 13, 1847 Benson Vt, son of 
John F and Jane L (Spaulding) How- 
ard. Married Feb 9, 1869 to Ada A 
Kimball. Educated in Brandon Vt 
1861-62 and Castleton Vt 1863-64. En- 
gaged in retail dry goods business in 
Faribault Minn for 3 years. Removed 
to St Paul 1872. Dyer & Howard 1871- 
85; Howard, Farwell & Co 1890-95; 
Watson & Howard 1897-1905; Ware, 
Hospes Co since June 1, 1905. Mem- 
ber and dir St Paul Chamber of Com- 
merce for 20 years. 



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HOWE Harry C, Owatonna. Man- 
ufacturer. Born Nov 16, 1873, son of 
Thomas J and Sarah M (Chapman) 
Howe. Married in 1900 to Jane Sem- 
ple. Educated in public schools Pills- 
bury Academy and U of M. Employed 
in Owatonna Mnfg Co mnfrs of dairy 
equipments etc 1893 to date, being- 
sec since 1903. Lieut M N G; member 
5 years. Member Masonic fraternity 
and B P O E. 

HOWE Herbert 1, Winona. Res 

462 Main st, ofRce Exchange bldg. In- 
surance inspector. Born July 22, 1871 
in Minnesota City Minn, son of Wil- 
liam S Howe. Married in 1897 to 
Adeline Whitner. Educated in public 
and high schools Mankato Minn. Clk 
in insurance office Mankato 1888-90; 
elk for John C Noe mortgage loans 
1890-92; succeeded R B Basford in- 
surance Winona in 1895; inspector of 
insurance 1895 to date. Member Arl- 
ington Club. 

HOWES Charles Perry, St Paul. 
Res 1907 Marshall av, office 140 E 6th 
St. Merchant. Born May 5, 1859 on a 
farm in Ashfield Mass, son of Fred- 
erick G and Eliza E Howes. Edu- 
cated in the common schools and 
Sanderson Academy in Ashfield 
Mass. Taught in the country schools 
for 4 terms. Entered the employ of 
Belding Bros Silk Mnfg in Rockville 
Conn in Dec 1880 as shipping elk, 
afterwards becoming bkpr. In 1881 
moved to Boston with the same firm 
and was trav salesman until 1890. 
when he moved to St Paul and estab- 
lished the firm of C P Howes & Co 
agts for Belding Bros & Co manufac- 
turers and wholesalers of sewing and 
embroidering silks, fabrics, etc. Is dir 
of the American Nat'l Bank. Member 
Town and Country Club and charter 
member of the Commercial Club. 

HOYT Elmer S, Red Wing. Res 
802 W 3d St, office W Main st. Manu- 
facturer. Born Aug 22, 1863 in Leav- 
enworth Kas, son of Sherman and 
Rosa (Meiker) Hoyt. Married in 1887 
to Florence McCost. Educated in the 
public and high schools of Leavenworth 
Kas. First engaged as elk for Anthony 
Newspaper Co Leavenworth Kas 1878- 
81. Moved to Red Wing and was elk 
in furniture factory 1881-83; same Red 



Wing Wagon Co 1883-85; trav sales- 
man for same 1885-92; mngr Red Wing 
Pottery Co 1892 to date. Dir Beck- 
man's Shoe Co; Red Wing Hat Fac- 
tory and Pierce & Simmons Bank. 
Member Royal Arcanum. 

HOYT RiifiLs A, St Paul. Res 20 
Summit av, office 203 Chamber of 
Commerce bldg. Insurance and min- 
ing. Born July 2, 1862 in Auburn N Y, 
son of Rufus L and Hanna (Patee) 
Hoyt. Educated in common schools 
and Skaneatles Academy N Y. Read 
law with Hon Milo Goodrich N Y. 
Moved to St Paul 1888; engaged in 
life and accident insurance: now rep- 
resenting Provident Life & Trust Co 
of Philadelphia and Standard Accident 
Co of Detroit; 3 years in Colo Cav- 
alry during Indian trouble; v pres 
for Minn, Mississippi Valley Import 
and Export Congress. Member of 
Commercial and Lincoln cluDs; Ma- 
son ; City, State and National Hu- 
mane societies; state agt Humane 
Society. 

HUBBARD Lucius Frederick, St 

Paul. Res 303 Dayton av. Born Jan 26, 
1836 in Troy N Y, son of Chas F and 
Margaret (Van Valkenberg) Hubbard. 
Educated in district schools and acad- 
emy in Granville N Y. Served as tin- 
smith's apprentice and journeyman un- 
til 1857; moved to Minnesota and was 
editor Red Wing Republican; served 
as register of deeds Goodhue county 
Minn 2 years. Enlisted as private 5th 
Minn Inf 1861; received successive 
promotions until brevetted brig-gen for 
gallantry. Wounded at Corinth 1862, 
at Nashville 1864; returned to Red 
Wing and became identified with ex- 
tensive milling interests; completed 
Midland Railroad, Wabasha to Zum- 
brota 1866; promoted Minn Central, 
Mankato to Red Wing; promoted Du- 
luth. Red Wing and Southern Railroad 
and continued in management of same 
until 1902. Member State Senate 1872- 
74; elected governor of Minnesota 1881 
and served 5 years; member Republi- 
can National Committee 1896-1900; ap- 
pointed by Pres McKinley and served 
as brig-gen during Spanish-American 
War. Member GAR; Loyal Legion; 
Minn Society of Am Revolution ; Soci- 
ety of the Army of the Tennessee; 
Military Order of Foreign Wars; Soci- 
ety of Am Wars; Masonic fraternity. 



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HUBBARD L P, Minneapolis. Res 
204 Franklin av W, office 301 Metro- 
politan bldg. Mnfr of flour. Born Jan 
20, 1840 in New York City, son of L P 
and Sarah Ogden (Johnson) Hubbard. 
Attended New York public schools and 
fitted for college at a Brookfield Mass 
preparatory school. Purser on Crom- 
well line steamers New York and New 
Orleans 1868; lumber and hardware 
trade Grinnell Iowa 1868-72; hardware 
in Minneapolis 1872-74; with Chas A 
Pillsbury & Co and Pillsbury-Wash- 
burn Flour Mills Co Ltd 1874 to date. 
Treas of last named; dir and sec Min- 
neapolis Mill Co, dir and sec St 
Anthony Falls Water Power Co; trus- 
tee Lakewood Cemetery Assn. Mem- 
ber Minikahda Club Minneapolis; 
GAR. Served in Union army during 
Civil War, field and special service 
1861-65. 

HUBBELL Albert C, Duluth. Res 
1105 E 1st St, office 305 Palladio bldg. 
Mines and mining. Born Oct 4, 1849 
in Detroit Mich, son of Thomas M and 
Selina A (Horton) Hubbell. Married 
Feb 27, 1873 to Mary H Lyon of Sag- 
inaw Mich. Educated in the common 
and high schools Monroe and Saginaw 
Mich. Entered employ of Hubbell & 
Whitwood dredgers Frankfort Mich; 
built U S harbor at that point 1867-71; 
engaged in lumber business with S & 
C D Hale and later with J H Pearson 
& Son Saginaw Mich until 1883; con- 
tinued in same business as gen mngr 
under firm name of Hale & Buell of 
New York 1883-97; moved to Duluth 
1897 and engaged in mining business 
on Mesaba Range and gold mines on 
Seine river Canada; interested in the 
Jordan and other mining properties. 
Treas and dir Boulder Mountain Iron 
Co; pres and dir Balliton Iron Moun- 
tain Mining Co. Republican presi- 
dential elector from 12th congressional 
dist of Michigan 1896; chairman 
Board of Supervisors Schoolcraft 
county Mich 1894-97. Member Com- 
mercial and Boat clubs Duluth; Ma- 
sonic fraternity. Knights Templar and 
B P O E. 

HUBBELL Edson Russell, St Paul. 
Res 849 Fairmount av, office 94 E 4th 
St. Real estate. Born June 12, 1856 
in Hastings county Out, son of Albert- 
son and Mary Jane (Furnes) Hubbell. 
Married Sept 25, 1889 to Katherine 



Clarke. Educated in Canadian pub- 
lic schools; employed in fiour mills 
Michigan until 1881; moved to St Paul 
and engaged in furnishing goods busi- 
ness 1881-86; of Hubbell & Bishop 
real estate 1886-98; Hubbell & Tal- 
madge 1898-1900; alone 1900 to date. 

HUBBELL Eugene, St Paul. Res 
929 Selby av, office 138 E 6th st. Phy- 
sician (H) and surgeon. Born Nov 
26, 1855 in Reedsburg Wis, son of W 
S and Mary (Patrick) Hubbell. Mar- 
ried in 1887 to Cora M Cummings. 
Attended Elroy Academy 1877-78; Osh- 
kosh Normal School 1879-80; Hahne- 
mann Medical College Chicago 1881- 
83, graduating M D. Practiced medi- 
cine and surgery at Merrimack Wis 
1883-84; Clearwater Minn 1884-88; 
Waseca Minn 1888-90; St Paul 1890 to 
date. Founder and pres Minn Medi- 
cal Union; member Am Assn Orificial 
Surgeons; Minn Homeopathic Medical 
Institute; pres St Paul Sanatorium 
1906; past commander Knights of the 
Maccabees and the Woodmen of the 
World. 

HUDSON Sanford Henry, Benson. 
Lawyer and banker. Boi-n Nov 29, 
1857 in Janesville Wis, son of Sanford 
A and Sarah D (Canfield) Hudson. 
Married Jan 16, 1884 to Lorena Mc- 
Laren. Educated in private school 
Janesville Wis and Univ of Wis Madi- 
son. Has been engaged in the prac- 
tice of law in Benson since 18S0; v 
jn-es and part owner Swift County 
Bank, established 1876; mayor of Ben- 
son 2 terms; county atty Swift county 
3 terms. Member American and Minn 
State Bar assns; and Minn Historical 
Society. 

HUEV George Taylor, Minneapolis. 
Res 714 4th st S E. office 512-514 Guar- 
anty bldg. Railroad man. Born Mar 
12, 1859 in Minneapolis, son of George 
EcKert and Caroline (Tavlor) Huey. 
Married Oct 30, 1884 to Ella A Swett. 
Attended Minneapolis public schools; 
U of M 1875-76. Entered railway 
service June 1879 and was to Jan 20, 
1885 successively ticket elk auditor's 
office; freight elk same office; in 
charge of joint freight accounts; trav 
auditor and chief elk local freight 
office Minneapolis & St Louis Ry; con- 
tracting freight agt 1885-86; N W 



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freight agt Wis Central lines and re- 
organized road as the Wis Central Ry 
1886-1901; gen N W agt same road 
1901-1903; asst gen freight agt at 
Minneapolis 1903 to date. Member 
Minneapolis Commercial Club. Mem- 
ber Masonic fraternity, 32d degree; 
Knights Templar and Shrine. 

HUGHES Edwin P, Anoka. Law- 
yer. Born .July 31, 1842 in Jackson O, 
son of James and Elizabeth (Mather) 
Hughes. Married Oct 19, 1870 to Ce- 
celia A Andrews. Moved to St Paul 
Minn 1849. Attended public schools 
St Paul; academy River Falls Wis 
1859. Taught school Minneapolis 1863; 
enlisted in 44th Wis Vol Inf 1863; re- 
tired from army 1864; read law with 
Henry A Wilson at Hudson Wis. Ad- 
mitted to the bar 1869. Has served as 
city judge; dist atty; city atty; supt 
city schools Hudson Wis; municipal 
judge and city atty Anoka. Member 
GAR. 

HUGHES Evan, Mankato. Law- 
yer. Born Feb 10, 1862 in Blue Earth 
county Minn, son of Henry and Eliza- 
beth (Davis) Hughes. Married Jan 31. 
1899 to Amy E Mason. Attended 
country schools until 1876. Worked 
on a farm and taught school until 
1880; attended Carleton College North- 
field Minn 1881-84. Prin of grade 
schools Mankato 1884-87; entered law 
office of brother Thomas Hughes, 
where he has been engaged in prac- 
tice since his admission to the bar. 
Member of school board 1901 to date; 
pres of same 1903 to date. 

HUHX George P, Minneapolis. 
Res 309 Lyndale av N, office German 
American Bank. Banker. Born Nov 
16, 1869 in Minneapolis, son of George 
and Frederica (Uerkwitz) Huhn. At- 
tended common and high schools in 
Minneapolis; graduated from U of M, 
BEE 1891. With Flour City National 
Bank 189.5-1901; asst cashr German 
American Bank Minneapolis 1901 to 
date. Capt cadet corps at university 
1890-91. Member Twin City Bankers 
Club; North Side Commercial Club 
Minneapolis. 

HULBURT H H, St Paul. Res 

2268 Knapp st, oflfice 70S Manhattan 
bldg. Investments. Born June 17, 
1868 in Green Bay Wis, son of Hiram 



P and Emma (Newcomb) Hulburt. V 
pres Etirchard-Hulburt Investment 
Co; sec S W Land & Investment Co 
St Paul. 

HUMI'HREV Edward W, Moor- 
head. Physician (R). Born Jan 16, 
18 76 in Wis, son of William and Eliz- 
abeth (Fisher) Humphrey. Married 
April 15, 1902. Educated in high 
school; graduated from la State Univ 
B S 1898; from medical dept Ham- 
line Univ M D 1902. Has been en- 
gaged in practice of his profession 
in Moorhead to date. Member Am 
State and County Medical societies; 
member Modern Woodmen; I O O F; 
A O U W. 

HU\T Charles J, St Paul. Res 
1201 Dayton av, oflfice 301 Rvan bldg. 
Life insurance. Born Feb 27, 1857 in 
Goshen Mass, son of Frederick and 
Sophia E (Billings) Hunt. Married 
Oct 4, 1892 to Mary E Perkins at 
Ypsilanti Mich. Educated in the pub- 
lic school and Prof Davis' Academy 
Northboro Mass 1863-69; grammar 
high school Ypsilanti 1869-73. After- 
wards until 1879 was elk in hardware 
store; then took charge of Indian 
trading store at Standing Rock Agen- 
cy, where he remained until 1882; 
was cashr of the Bank of Oriska 
Barnes county N D; moved to Fargo 
in 1886 as member of the firm of Pen- 
nington & Hunt and later C J Hunt & 
Co groceries ; trav salesman for Beau- 
pre Keogh & Davis St Paul 1888-92; 
became dist mngr New England Mut- 
ual Life Ins Co of Boston at Dulutli 
Minn 1892; was later appointed gen 
agt at St Paul, becoming associate gen 
agt for the state of Minn in 1903. 
Member Commercial Club; dir Y M C 
A, Union Gospel Mission and State 
Sunday School Assn; member Athlet- 
ic League of America, and State Exec- 
utive committee Y M C A. 

HUNT Frank W, Mankato. Res 

327 Clark st, oflice 123-127 E Jack- 
son St. Journalist. Born Sept 24, 
1854 in Edwards N Y, son of Na- 
than F and Caroline (Gates) Hunt. 
Married in 1877 to Nellie L Morse. 
Received his education in public 
schools Watertown N Y. First en- 
gaged in the importation of horses 
from Canada; moved to Mankato 1887 



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and was engaged in newspaper work 
on the Free Fress with his brother L 
P Hunt until 1902, when he became 
one of three owners and pres of the 
Free Press Ptg Co mnfg printers and 
owners and publishers of the Daily and 
Weekly Free Press of Mankato. Mem- 
ber Commercial Club: Knights of Py- 
thias and Modern Woodmen. 

HUNT Harry Ebeii, St Paul. Res 
83 S Avon st, office 496 Endicoit Ar- 
cade. Physician (R). Born Nov 5, 
1871 in Roodhouse 111, son of John 
Page and Eveline (Baldwin) Hunt. 
Married Oct 24. 1904 to Irma Fisch- 
bein. Attended Roodhouse public 
school; Roodhouse High School 1888; 
Northern Indiana Business College 
1889; N W Medical College 1896; Chi- 
cago Polyclinic 1897. Practiced medi- 
cine; eye, ear, nose and throat special- 
ist St Paul 1897 to date. Member Ma- 
sons; Elks; A M A; St Paul Commer- 
cial Club; Ramsey County Medical 
Society; American Academy of Oph- 
thalmology and Otalaryngology. 



HrXTEK IJazel, Anoka. Insur- 
ance. Born March 15, 1878 in Anoka 
county Minn, son of John and Addie 
(Hank) Hunter. Married Sept 20, 
1905 to Pearle Barrett. Graduated 
from Anoka High School 1898; attend- 
ed Minn School of Business. Engaged 
in real estate and collections Anoka 
1901-1907; now with State Bank of 
Anoka. Member M N G 10 years. 



HUNTER Charles H, Minneapolis. 
Res Hampshire Arms, office 519 1st av 

5. Physician and surgeon. Born Feb 

6, 1853 in Clinton Me, son of George 
H and Elizabeth (Flagg) Hunter. 
Married 187 8 to Margaret Orr Stone. 
Educated in Maine Central Inst Pitts- 
field Me; graduated from Bowdoin 
College A B 1874; College Physi- 
cians and Surgeons N Y 187 8. Prac- 
ticed in Maine 18 78-7 9; studied 3 
years in Europe; moved to Minneapo- 
lis and practiced 1882 to date. Mem- 
ber Masonic fraternity; B P O E and 
Am and Hennepin County Med assns. 



HUNT William Franklin, St Paul. 
Res 966 Ashland av, office 916 N Y 
Life bldg. Lawyer. Born March 6, 
1865 in Ohio, son of Henry C and 
Catherine (Flickinger) Hunt. Educat- 
in the public schools of Miamisburg O 
1871-80; Univ of Ohio 1883-87; degree 
M E 1887; U of M 1894-96; LL B 1895; 
LL M 1896. Has been engaged in the 
practice of law since 1895 and asso- 
ciated with Herman Oppenheim since 
1903 in general practice. Sec Dana 
Warehouse Co and sec and treas 
Northland Realty Co. Member Ma- 
sonic fraternity. Knights of Pythias, 
Commercial Club St Paui. 

HUNT William S, Minneapolis. Res 
1822 Fillmore av N E, office 611 N W 
bldg. Architect. Born May 1, 1861 
in Delavan Wis, son of Dr Flenderson 
and Sarah A (Barlow) Hunt. Married 
in 1886 to Carrie C Johnson. Educat- 
ed in common and private schools and 
Beloit College. Moved to Chicago 
1876 and studied architecture with W 
Y L Jennings 1876-79; returned to 
Beloit and engaged in his profession 
until 1883; moved to Minneapolis in 
1883 and has been practicing to date. 
Member I O O F. 



HUNTINGTON Ebenezer C, Win- 
dom. Publisher. Born Feb 7, 1850 
in St Albans Vt, son of Simon and 
Louisa M (Kellogg) Huntington. Mar- 
ried July 31, 1872 to Julia T Knowlton. 
Educated in country schools of Iowa. 
Learned printing trade in McGregor 
la 1865; published papers at Decorah 
and Strawberry Point la; moved co 
Windom and established Windom Re- 
porter 1871, which he continues to pub- 
lish. V pres and dir First National 
Bank Windom; mngr Windom Mutual 
Telephone Co. 

HUNTOON Lew A, Moorhead. Res 
92 2 8th st S, office cor 6th and Front 
St. Banker. Born Nov 2, 1862 in 
Lakeland Minn, son of Lucius A and 
Ann E (Moulton) Huntoon. Mar- 
ried Aug 29, 1888 to Carrie M Dem- 
ing. Graduated from Carleton Col- 
lege B S 1885. Engaged as supt of 
city schools Moorhead 1885-88; ad- 
mitted to bar 1889; practiced in Min- 
neapolis 18 89-93; cashr First Nat 
Bank Moorhead 1893 to date; alder- 
man 1898 to date; member county 
board 1902 to date. 



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HURD George, Albert Lea. Real 
estate. Born Dec 25, 1859 in Albert 
Lea Minn, son of Daniel and Mary A 
(Colby) Hurd. Educated in public 
schools Albert Lea. Engaged in mer- 
cantile business until 1906; since in 
real estate, covering properties in sev- 
eral states. Member I O O F. 

HUKl) Warren W, St Paul. Res 
794 Lincoln av, office 405-409 Germania 
Life bldg. Farm mortgages. Born 
May 7, 1865 in Fillmore county Minn, 
son of David E and Anna D (Fay) 
Hurd. Married .July 4, 18S7 to Amy 
Gardner. Educated in the common 
schools of Hamilton county and Web- 
ster City Iowa Academy. Engaged in 
gen merchandise business and bank- 
ing Superior la 1887-94; farm lands 
and loans Iowa Falls 1894-98; organ- 
ized Great Northern Land & Stoclf Co 
St Paul 1901, of which he is v pres 
and gen mngr; dir Federal National 
Bank Chicago; stockholder Capitol 
National Bank St Paul. Member Co:ii- 
mercial Club. 

HIRLEY Jo-seph P, Albert Lea. 
Publisher and editor. Born Jan 10, 
1874 in Syracuse N Y, son of Corne- 
litxs and Ellen (Fitzgerald) Hurley. 
Married in 1901 to Agnes Perl. Edu- 
cated in the public and high schools 
Syracuse N Y; graduated from Univ 
of Syracuse 1897. First employed as 
trav salesman for Unitype Co Chicago 
1897-1903; moved to Albert Lea 1904 
and purchased half interest in Albert 
Lea Enterprise; sold out following 
year and bought the Albert Lea Trib- 
une daily and semi-weekly newspaper, 
which he has conducted to date. 
Stockholder Thompson's Steam Laun- 
dry; Albert Lea Brick & Tile Co; 
Great Western Lumber Co; Peoples 
Building & Loan Assn. Member 1st 
Regt I N G 1897-1900. Member Com- 
mercial Club; B P O E; Knights of 
Pvthias; Masonic fraternity; U C T; 
IC M A; M W A; and R A. 

HURLEY Michael Bernard, Duluth. 
Res 428 W 4th st, office 500 First Nat- 
ional Bank bldg. Lawyer. Born Aug 
9, 1879 in Pine City Minn, son of 
.James and Mary (Egan) Hurley. At- 
tended public schools in Pine City 
Minn, St Thomas College St Paul; 
graduated from Central High School 
St Paul 1898; from law dept U of M 



LL B 1901; post-graduate Yale Law 
School LL M 1902. Admitted to the 
bar 1901 and comenced the practice of 
law in Pine City 1903. County atty 
Pine county Minn 1903-1907; moved to 
Duluth Jan 15, 1907. Member Book 
and Gavel Society Yale Law School; 
Knights of Columbus. 

HIRSH William L, Long Lake. 
Office 619 Bank of Commerce bldg 
Minneapolis. Lawyer. Born Dec 20, 
1871 in Long Lake Minn, son of Jacob 
and Mary A (Dunbrack) Hursh. Mar- 
ried March 23, 1902 to Gratia A Smith. 
Educated in common schools; gradu- 
ated from Minneapolis Academy 1893; 
from U of M 1898; from law dept U of 
M 1900. Began practice in Minneapo- 
lis 1900 and has continued to date. 
Pres Henne])in Telephone Co; mngr 
Minnetonka Fruit Growers Assn Long 
Lake Minn. Member M W A. 

HURTY Franlv W, Minneapolis. Res 
1823 Fremont av S, office 4th st and 2d 
av N. Wholesale hardware. Born 
Feb 25, 1856 in Richmond Ind, son of 
Josiah and Ann Irene (Walker) Hurty. 
Married Dec 20, 1894 to Clara M Light- 
ner. Received his education in the 
public schools. First engaged with 
Hibbard. Spencer, Bartlett & Co hard- 
ware Chicago for 5 years; then with 
Farwell, Ozmun, Kirk & Co 18 years, 
the last 10 of which he was dir and 
sec of the company. Incorporated the 
Hurty-Simmons Hdwe Co Minneapolis, 
of which he is v pres and treas, in 
Aiiril 1905; engaged in whol nardware 
business. Member of Minnesota Club 
St Paul; Minneapolis, Minikahda and 
Commercial clubs Minneapolis. 

HUTCHIXGS Henry E, St Paul. 
Res 775 Summit av, office 5th cor W'a- 
couta sts. Merchant. Born Aug 24, 
1858 in London Eng. son of John and 
Mary (Whitbourne) Hutchings. Mar- 
ried" Feb 4, 1883 to Aley Turnbull of 
Chicago. Educated in London Eng. 
Employed with D Mclnnes & Co dry 
goods Hamilton Ont 1873-75; in credit 
dept Keith Bros & Co millinery and 
hats Chicago 1875-79; moved to St 
Joseph Mo and engaged with Wyeth 
Hdwe & Mnfg Co; later as a member 
of the firm 1879-95; moved to Kansas 
City as jiartner in firm of Burnham, 
Hanna, Munger & Co dry goods 1895- 
1901; moved to St Paul 1901 and with 



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Geo M Tibbs purchased the Powers 
Dry Goods Co, now known as Tibbs, 
Hutchings & Co. Member Commer- 
cial, Minnesota, and Town and Country 
clubs. 

HUTCHINSOX Henry, St Paul. Res 
The Angus, office 703 Germania Life 
bidg. Physician (H). Born Aug 20, 
1849 in Canada, son of John and Isa- 
bella (Patterson) Hutchinson. Mar- 
ried 1875 to Matilda McCurdy of New 
York. Educated in the public schools; 
academic dept Carleton College; grad- 
uated from Hahnemann Medical Col- 
lege Philadelphia Pa 1874. Practiced 
medicine at Northfield Minn 1874-78; 
removed to St Paul where he has 
since resided; engaged in post-gradu- 
ate work in hospitals of Paris 1887 
and 1890; New York homeopathic hos- 
pitals 1904. Sent by the Orinoco Co 
Ltd to Venezuela 1897 to verify report 
of engineers on iron deposits of that 
country. Five years prof of theory 
and practice of medicine medical dept 
U of M. Appointed member of State 
Board of Health in 1894; v pres of 
same 5 years; pres past 2 years. Dir 
and member Minn Anti-Tubercular 
Assn; member State Institute of 
Homeopathy; American Institute of 
Homeopathy; American Public Health 
Assn and Minnesota State Board of 
Health ; on first board of directors and 
1st v pres of the first (Edison) Elec- 
tric Light Co of St Paul. 



G Brown. Educated in the private 
schools Montreal and Buffalo N Y. 
Moved to Rice county and engaged in 
farming 1859. Enlisted in 6th Minn 
Inf 1862 and served until 1865 being 
discharged with rank of lieut. En- 
gaged in farming 1865-67; gen mercan- 
tile business Dundas Minn 1867-76; 
moved to Faribault and engaged in 
book and stationery business 18/6-83; 
engaged in manufacture of furniture 
1883 and in flour manufacture 1886, 
being active in the management of 
both lines to date. Pres Faribault 
Furniture Co and Faribault Rolling 
Mill Co; V pres Faribault Loan and 
Insurance Agency. Member Minn 
House of Representatives 1871-72; for- 
mer member Faribault School Board. 
Member Commercial Club. 

HYDE Edward, St Paul. Res 3 08 
E Winifred st, office 190 E 3d st. Mer- 
chant. Born Dec 23, 1857 in Lebanon 
Conn, son of Daniel and Lydia Hyde. 
Married to Cynthia M Friend. Edu- 
cated in common and high scliools Le- 
banon Conn. First engaged in gen 
mercandise business Lebanon 3 years; 
elk in grocery business Virginia City 
Nev 5 years; traveled for Griggs, 
Cooper & Co whol grocers 20 years; 
V pres Griggs & Co 1905 to date. 
M e m b e r Masonic fraternity and 
Knights of Pythias. 



HUTCHINSON J T, Minneapolis. 
Res Brunswick Hotel, office 740 Tem- 
ple Court. Lawyer. Born Oct 21, 
1868 in Kingston N B, son of John and 
Elizabeth (Stevenson) Hutchinson. 
Educated in public schools; Pictou 
Academy and Univ of New Brunswick. 
Studied law in office of D L Hanington 
(now chief justice of New Brunswick). 
Admitted to bar 1891; practiced law 
at Moncton N B 1891-92; moved to 
Minnesota 1893; admitted to bar Min- 
neapolis 1895. Has practiced in Min- 
neapolis to date. Asst county atty 
1899-1900. 

HUTCHINSON John, Faribault. 
Manufacturer. Born Feb 1, 1840 in 
Montreal Can, son of John and Isa- 
bella (Patterson) Hutchinson. Married 
thrice: 1868 to Lucy Drought; 1879 
to Eunice E Spicer; 1902 to Anna 



ICKLER Louis H, St Paul. Res 
643 Cherokee av, office American Na- 
tional Bank. Banker. Born Jan 1870 
in St Paul Minn, son of Peter and 
Mary (Fisher) Ickler. Educated in 
the public schools of St Paul; entered 
the West Side Bank of St Paul as 
messr 1890; bkpr 1893; teller 1894-95; 
teller Northern Exchange Bank St 
Paul 1895; asst cashr 1897; cashr 
1898; organized American Exchange 
Bank St Paul 1899; cashr until 1903 
when the American National Bank 
was organized. Cashr and dir Aniei'-- 
ean National Bank St Paul; cashr and 
trustee Northern Savings Bank St 
Paul; dir Bank of Elbow Lake Minn; 
First National Bank of Halstad Minn; 
State Bank of Isanti Minn; Citizens 
Bank of Morris Minn; and Farmers 
State Bank of Starbuck Minn. Mem- 
ber of Commercial Club St Paul. 



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201 



INGERSOLL Frederick G, St Paul. 

Res 535 Grand av, office 508 N Y Life 
bldg. Lawyer. Born Sept 21, 1855 in 
Irvington N Y, son of Daniel Wesley 
and Harriet (Smith) Ingersoll. Mar- 
ried March 23, 1887 to Mary Phelps. 
Educated in the public schools ot St 
Paul; graduated from Univ of Mich 
B A 1878; admitted to the bar of Minn 
1878 and has been continuously en- 
gaged in practice since that time. Pres 
St Paul Title & Trust Co; dir Second 
National Bank and Pioneer Press Co; 
pres of city council St Paul 1S91-93; 
Republican State Central Committee 3 
terms. Member Minnesota, and Town 
and Country clubs; and Zeta Psi col- 
lege fraternity. 

INGERSOLL George Edmund, St 

Paul. Res 81 Western av, office 201 
German American Bank bldg. Con- 
tractor and railway supplies. Born 
Feb 5, 1856 in Irvington N Y, son of 
D W and Harriet (Smith) Ingersoll. 
Married Sept 8, 1892 to Jean F Mac- 
Laren. Educated in St Paul public 
schools; graduated from Rensselaer 
Polytechnic Inst Troy N Y, C E 1877. 
Asst engineer Hastings & Dakota Ry 
1878-79; with U S Eng Corps 1880; 
sneep raising 1881-82; with N P Ry 
1882-83; practiced profession Fort Ben- 
ton Mont 1883-8(3; practiced profession 
on railroad construction until 1893, 
gen mngr Superior Rapid Transit Ry 
Co 1894-1900; resident mngr Montana 
& Oregon Gold Mining Co Ashland 
Oregon 1900-1903; chief eng Los An- 
geles, Tropico & Glendale Ry Co 1904; 
broker and selling agt of railway sup- 
plies to date. 

INGERSOLL Newton H, Br ai nerd. 
Editor and ])ostmaster. Born Oct 25, 
1859 in Plover Wis, son of Herman G 
and Lavina M (Newton) Ingersoll. 
Married .lune 13, 1881 to Hattie G 
Hall. Received common school edu- 
cation. Began work as printer in 
father's office Plover Wis when attend- 
ing school and finished trade in Jour- 
nal office Stevens Point; moved to 
Ada Minn 1882 and was publisher of 
Ada Alert; moved to Brainerd and in 
conjunction with F W Wieland be- 
came propr of Brainerd Dispatch a 
daily and weekly 1883 to date; twice 
elected engrossing elk of Minn Legis- 
lature. Postmaster of Brainerd Minn 
1900 to date. 



INGRAHAM Joshua L, Owatonna. 
Educator. Born Nov 18, 1852 in Rock- 
port Me, son of Joseph and Fanny 
(Barlow) Ingraham. Married in 1880 
to Maria E Page. Educated in public 
schools Rockport Me; Cobnrn (Classi- 
cal Inst Waterville Me; graduated 
from Colby College Waterville Me A B 
1880. Instructor Worcester (Mass) 
Academy 1880-82; public schools Rock- 
port Me 1882-83; Pillsbury Academy 
Owatonna 1883 to date; now instruc- 
tor in Latin and Greek. Member Delta 
Kappa Epsilon fraternity. 

INSKEEP Fornian Voss, Cloquet. 
Lawyer. Born Sept 11, 1868 in Cham- 
paign county 111, son of David S and 
Charity V (Trotter) Inskeep. Married 
Aug 12, 1876 to Nettie Louise Thomp- 
son. Attended country and high 
schools Seymour la; Highland Park 
Normal College Des Moines la; en- 
gaged in study of law in office of Jep- 
son & Jepson Sioux City la 1895 until 
admission to bar 1897. Practiced in 
Danbury la until 1903; moved to Clo- 
quet and has been engaged in practice 
of his profession to date. Served as 
mayor Danbury la; sec Democratic 
County Central Committee. Member 
Masonic fraternity; I O O F; M W A 
and Royal League. 

IREL.IND John, St Paul. Res 977 
Portland av. Archbishop. Born in 
1838 in Ireland. Removed to U S with 
his parents in 1849 and lived in Ver- 
mont and Illinois 3 years. Removed 
to St Paul 1852; studied in France 
1853-61; returned to St Paul and was 
ordained a priest by Bishop Grace 
1862. Chaplain 5th Minn Regt during 
Civil War but was obliged to resign 
at the end of 1 year's service owing to 
ill health; returned to St Paul and 
was assigned to cathedral parish 1863; 
appointed coadjutor bishop 1875. 

IREVS Charles G, Minneapolis. 
Res N W Grant st, office 310 Flour Ex- 
change. Grain merchant. Born in 
1878 in Boston Mass, son of Volney S 
and Nellie W (Goodrich) Ireys. Edu- 
cated in public schools of Minneapo- 
lis; graduated from high school 1896; 
U of M, B S 1900. Employed 1 year 
by J F Whallon; engaged in business 
for self in 1901, conducting a line of 
21 grain elevators in North Dakota. 
Member Minneapolis and Minikahda 
clubs; Psi Chi' college fraternity. 



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. IRISH Jt'ftVrson H, Detroit. Law- 
yer. Born Aug 2 4, 185 9 in Pontiac 
Mich, son of William .J and Mary L 
(Henry) Irish. Graduated from 
Mich Agr College B S 1882. Engaged 
in practice of law in Detroit 1886 
to date. County atty Becker county 
4 years. 

IRVINE Horace Hills, St Paul. Res 
677 Dayton av, office 212 German Am 
Nat Bk bldg. Lumber and timber 
lands. Born Jan 12, 1878 in Alma Wis, 
son of Thomas and Emily (Hills) Ir- 
vine. Educated in schools of St Paul 
and St Bernard School. Engaged in 
lumber business with father and has 
been continuously in the lumber and 
timber industry to date; sec and treas 
Thomas Irvine Lumber Co; identi- 
fied with the Weyerhaeuser lumber 
interests. Member Town and Country 
Club; Masonic fraternity; Knights 
Templar and Shrine. 

IRVINE John li, St Paul. Res 

2 85 Mackubin st, office 416 Globe 
bldg. Civil engineer and surveyor. 
Born Nov 9, 1863 in Dayton O, son 
of Benj P and Margaret C (Ward) 
Irvine. Married April 23, 1884 to 
Sarah M Thompson. Educated in 
the St Paul public schools. First en- 
gaged as elk of John A Berkev & 
Co, then with C R Groff & Co, both 
in whol coffee business; later with 
his brothers in the commission busi- 
ness; engaged in city engineer's office 
1885-1901, when he was elected 
county surveyor for 4 years. En- 
gaged in surveying for self 1905-1906, 
when he was again elected county 
surveyor for a term of 2 years from 
Jan 1, 1907 to 1909. Member Com- 
mercial Club, Masonic fraternity and 
B P O E. 

IRWIN Prank C, Belle Plaine. 
Lawyer. Born April 15, 1857 in Belle 
Plaine Minn, son of Robert A and 
Celia C (Chatfield) Irwin. Married 
Oct 2, 1878 to Lizzie C Bay. Educated 
in common schools Belle Plaine and 
Green Bay Wis. Studied law with 
grandfather Judge A G Chatfield and 
father R A Irwin; admitted to bar by 
by supreme court 1886 and entered 
into partnership with R A Irwin under 
firm name of R A & F C Irwin until 



death of R A Irwin 1891, since which 
time has practiced alone. Mayor of 
Belle Plaine having completed 6th 
term. 

IVERSON Samuel G, Rushford. 
Office State Capitol St Paul. State 
auditor. Born April 21, 1859 in Rush- 
ford Minn, son of John and Gunhild 
(Gunderson) Iverson. Married April 
24, 1900 to Mrs Calister Bentley Retel. 
Attended common and high schools of 
Rushford and Shattuck School Fari- 
bault. First employed as elk and in 
1881 was appointed postmaster of 
Rushford by President Hayes; served 
until 1886 when he was elected to the 
state legislature; acountant in state 
auditor's office until 1891; dep under 
Treas B'obleter and later under Audi- 
tor Dunn. Graduated from the law 
dept of the U of M and was admitted 
to the bar in 1893. Elected state aud- 
itor in 1902 receiving the largest plur- 
ality on the state ticket of that year. 
Served 6 years in M N G, resigned as 
1st lieut Co "C" 1st Regt in 1892. 
Member Commercial and Norden clubs 
St Paul. 

IVKS Gideon S, St Paul. Res 625 

Marshall av, office 714 N Y Life bldg. 
Lawyer. Born Jan 19, 1846 in Dick- 
inson, Franklin county N Y, son 
of Warren and Louisa B (Ladd) Ives. 
Graduate of law dept of the Univ of 
Mich April 1871. Married 1878 to 
Mary E Swift of Minn. Enlisted in 
1864 and served until the close of the 
Civil War in the 15th N Y Vol; maj 2d 
Regt M N G for about 8 years; dept 
com Minn GAR 1901. County atty 
of Nicolet county 1874-78; state sena- 
tor of 17th dist 1886-91; lieut gov 1891- 
92; member of State Tax Commission 
1901-1902. Was grand master of I O 
O F of Minn 1880-81 and grand master 
of Masons Minn 1901-1902. 



JACKSON Albert B, Anoka. Hotel 

proprietor. Born Nov 8, 1878 in Ano- 
ka, son of Charles G and Charlotte C 
(Iverson) Jackson. Educated in pub- 
lic schools Anoka and Parkville (Mo) 
College. After leaving college started 
in hotel business and has been en- 
gaged in same to date. 



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JACKSON Anson Blake, Minneap- 
olis. Res 1623 3d av S, office N Y Life 
bldg. Lawyer. Born 1850 in Brooklyn 
N Y, son of William B and Elizabeth 
(Blake) Jackson. Graduated from Ho- 
bart College Geneva N Y. A B 1870; 
from Columbia Law School New York 
City LL B 1873. Practiced law in 
New York City 1873-88; Kansas City 
Mo as counsel for the bondholders' 
committee K P Ry Co 1878; Minneap- 
olis 1879 to date. 



Mich and Archibald Business College 
Minneapolis 1882. Employed as 
stenogr M & St L Ry Co Minneapolis 
1882-84; same with Minneapolis Har- 
vester Co 1884-86 same with Dakota 
Packing Co 1886-88; member and sec 
Hewson-Herzog Supply Co Imilding 
materials 1888-92; asst sec and treas 
Menominee Hydraulic Press Brick Co 
1882-1900; member J C Landers & Co 
building material 1900-1906; now mem- 
ber Johnson & Jackson Minneapolis. 



JACKSON Charles G, Anoka. Born 
March 28, 1848 in Stockholm Sweden, 
son of Jonas and Anna C (Anderson) 
Jackson. Married to Charlotte C Iver- 
son. Educated in common schools 
Sweden. Came to St Paul 1866; em- 
ployed in Exchange Hotel until 1876; 
moved to Anoka and opened the Anoka 
House; later changed name to Jack- 
son Hotel, which he conducted until 
1904 when hotel went into hands of 
his sons. Member B P O E. 

JACKSON John F, Anoka. Hotel 
proprietor. Born Dec 5, 1876 in Anoka 
Minn, son of Charles G and Lottie C 
(Iverson) Jackson. Married .Jan 28, 
1901 to M Russell Pease. Educated 
in public schools Anoka and Anoka 
Business College. Began managing 
the Anoka House; one of the proprs of 
Jackson Hotel 1903 to date. V pres 
Anoka State Bank. Member K of P. 

JACKSON Joseph Ansgar, St Paul. 
Res 691 E Jessamine st, office 612-613 
N Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born July 
17, 1868 near Carver Minn, son of Rev 
Andrew and Christine (Sampson) 
Jackson. Married to Anna C Lund. 
Graduated from Gustavus Adolphus 
College at St Peter Minn A B 1890; 
from law dept of U of M, LL B 1893. 
Entered practice of law in St Paul 
June 2 of same year. Member Minn 
House of Representatives from the 
33d dist St Paul 1899, 1901 and during 
the extra session of 1902. 

JACKSON Ralph Frederick, Minne- 
apolis. Res 2804 Fremont av S, office 
217 Lumber Exchange. Btiilding ma- 
terial. Born April 28, 1864 in Alaska, 
Kent county Mich, son of Robert S 
and Sara E (Soloman) Jackson. Mar- 
ried Nov 9, 1887 to Mary L Mill. Ed- 
ucated in the public schools of Alaska 



JAGER John N, Minneapolis. Res 
.52 41 S Upton av, office 916 Security 
Bk bldg. Architect. Born May 16, 
1871 in Austria, son of Andrew and 
Catherine ( Primosich ) Jager. Mar- 
ried Sept 23, 1902 to Selma Erhovnic. 
Educated in common schools and 
technical school 1892; graduated 
from Univ of Vienna 1898. Served 
in Austrian army 1893-94; profes- 
sor's asst at Technical Univ of Vienna 
1898-1901; in employ of Austrian 
Colony in construction work in China 
1901-1902: moved to Minneapolis 
1902 and has been engaged in profes- 
sional work to date. 

JAGGARl) Edwin A, St Paul. Res 

302 S Exchange st, office 226 State 
Capitol. Jurist. Born June 21, 1859 
in Altoona Pa, son of Clement and 
.4nnie Jane (Wright) Jaggard. Mar- 
ried 1890 to Anna May Averill. Pre- 
pared for college under Prof Stewart, 
Hollidaysburg Pa; graduated from 
Dickinson College Carlisle Pa B A 
1879; M A 1882; Univ of Pa 1882; 
(one of the founders of the Sharswood 
Law Club). Moved to St Paul 1882; 
lectured on medical jurisprudence St 
Paul Medical College 1887; member of 
faculty U of M. Judge of the district 
court Ramsey county 1899-1905; nom- 
inated for associate justice of the su- 
preme court 1904. Founder of N W Al- 
umni Assn Univ of Pa; ex-chancellor 
Minn Society of Colonial Wars. 
Author of works on Torts and Judicial 
Systems of Taxation in Minn and the 
Dakotas; article on False Imprison- 
ment for the volume of the Cyclopedia 
of Law and Procedure; "Historical 
Anomalies of the Law of Libel and 
Slander," etc, etc. Member of the 
Minnesota, and Town and Country 
clubs. 



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JAMES Abi.jah Sinitli, Diiluth. Res 
cor Sheridan st and 4th av, office cor 
Chapman st and 2d av. Drugs and 
jewelry. Born July 16, 1858 in East 
Rush Susquehanna county Pa, son of 
Thomas Smith and Sarah (Devine) 
James. Married May 29, 1889 to Fran- 
ces L Raub. Attended common school; 
select school; state normal MansfleicJ 
Pa and Wyoming Seminary Kingston 
Pa; graduated from N Y College ot 
Pharmacy 1887. Clerked for Clark B 
Porter Towanda Pa 4 years before go- 
ing to college of pharmacy; clerked in 
Opera House Pharmacy Duluth 1887; 
established present business 1888; in 
partnership with Dr C G Shipman, 
who soon after sold his interest to F F 
James of Two Harbors; this partner- 
ship continued under name of A S 
James & Co until 1894 when F F 
James sold out his interest. Has 
served as city elk, city treas, elk of 
school board and municipal judge. 

JAMES Edward Preston, St Paul. 
Office 224 Endicott bldg. Sec St Paul 
Business Men's League. Born July 16, 
1858 in Boston Mass, son of Elisha and 
Mary A (Everett) James. Married 
1890 to Lillian Stirling Price. Edu- 
cated in the public schools of Boston. 
Manufacturer of shoes in Boston 20 
years; recent years with Denison & 
Farnsworth bonds; moved to St Paul 
1906 to become sec of St Paul Etisiness 
Men's League. Member Commercial 
Club. 

JAMES John Henry, Mankato. Res 
720 S 2d St. Oculist and aurist. Born 
Feb 28, 1846 in Greenwich N Y, son of 
Joseph and Roxanna C (Brownell) 
James. Married twice: Aug 27. 1879 
to Hattie N White; Sept 18, 1895 to 
Florence White. Educated in the dist 
schools of Cambridge N Y; Greenwich 
Academy N Y and attended medical 
dept of Univ of New York City 1873-75. 
Raised on a farm and previous to at- 
tending college taught district school 
1866-67; learned painter's trade and 
engaged in same until 1872; was of- 
ficer in charge of Boys' Juvenile Asy- 
lum for several months; after gradua- 
tion appointed asst physician to Black- 
wells Island Insane Asylum New York 
City until 1876, when he removed to 
St Peter Minn and engaged in similar 
capacity 1876-91; engaged in the 
practice of medicine, making a special- 



ty of the eye, ear, throat and nose 
Mankato 1891 to date. Pres, treas 
and dir Mankato Citizens Telephoae 
Co 6 years; 1st pres and dir Minnesota 
Valley Telephone & Telegraph Co. 
Member American State, Minnesota 
Valley and Blue Earth County Medical 
societies and American Academy of 
Ophthalmology and Sto-laryngology; 
honorary member Brown County and 
S W Medical societies. Member Man- 
kato Commercial and Social Science 
clubs. 

JAMES William M, Breckenridge. 
Publisher. Born Feb 16, 1858 in Elgin 
county Ont, son of Robert and Lorena 
(Markle) James. Educated in public 
schools Elgin county Ont; high school 
Aylnier Ont and St Thomas (Ont) 
Collegiate Inst. Engaged in teaching 
school 1877-87; in grocery business 
Breckenridge Minn 1887-89; drug and 
stationery business 1889-1900; in jew- 
elry buisness 1895 to date; established 
the Breckenridge Telegram 1892 and 
continues to publish same to date. 
Pres Wilkin County Building & Loan 
Assn. Member Masonic fraternity; 
Shrine; A O U W; K of P and M W 
A. 

JAMISON Robert, Minneapolis. 
Res 316 10th av S E, office 610 
Loan & Trust bldg. Lawyer. Born 
Sept 4, 1858 in Red WMng Minn, son 
of Alexander and Mary (Roberts) 
Jamison. Married Aug 16, 18 83 to 
Adaline L Camp. Graduated from 
Red Wing High School 1877. Studied 
law in office of Hon John M Shaw 
Minneapolis; admitted to bar 18 83 
and appointed asst county atty Hen- 
nepin county 1885. Elected county 
atty 1888; appointed by Gov Nelson 
to fill vacancy on bench fourth dist 
1893; elected to succeed himself 
1894 and served until 1901. Now 
member law firm of Belden, Jami- 
son & Shearer Minneapolis. Member 
Masonic fraternity and B P O E. 

JAQUES Alfred, Duluth. Res 1205 
E 3d st, office 411 Lonsdale bldg. 
Lawyer. Born Feb 9, 1857 in Geneseo 
111, son of William Cowpen and Eliza- 
beth Ann (Beers) Jaques. Married to 
Mary Josephine Shaw. Educated in 
public and private schools Geneseo 
111. Studied in law office Geneseo and 
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Duluth Minn 1883 to date; member 
firm of Jaques & Hudson. Dir Duluth 
Bar Library Assn; dir, sec and treas 
New Duluth Co. Special judge muni- 
cipal court Duluth 1887-89. Member 
Commercial Club and Duluth Bar Li- 
brary Assn. 

JAYNE Ti-attord Newton, Minne- 
apolis. Res 2012 Beard av S, office 3d 
fl 709 Hennepin av. Lawyer. Born 
Nov 3, 1868 in Winona county Minn, 
son of Havens Brewster and Nellie 
Victoria (Pike) Jayne. Attended the 
Winona High School 1880; Univ of 
Mich 1886-89. Began the practice of 
law 1890; Palmer & Jayne 1891; 
Jayne & Morrison 1892; Jayne & Hel- 
liwell 1897; Jayne & Dickson 1899. 
since which time he has been practic- 
ing alone. Largely interested in the 
state work of the Christian Endeavor 
Society and is an enthusiast in all 
athletic sports. Member Philharmon- 
ic Club Minneapolis; chorus master 
1905-1906; sec and treas Minneapolis 
Amateur Athletic Assn 1905. 

JEFFERSON Riitus C, St Paul. 
Res 276 Summit av, office 108 Nat Ger 
Am Bank bldg. Lumberman. Bom 
April 24, 1843 Gainesville N Y, son of 
Cyrus and Eunice (Conable) Jefferson. 
Educated in the common schools of 
Gainesville, Warsaw and Geneseo N 
Y. Engaged in lumber business for 
self Woodstock 111 1866-83; moved to 
St Paul and established firm of Jeffer- 
son & Kasson 1884, which continues 
to date; in whol business until 1899; 
since in retail. Dir Nat Ger Am 
Bank St Paul. Enlisted as private in 
1st N Y Dragoons and Signal Service 
and served in Civil War 1862-65. 

JENAWALD John Jr, Duluth. Res 
5820 London rd, office 407 Palladio 
bldg. Lawyer. Born in 1857 in Wis- 
consin. Married in 1888 to Lena A 
Darrah. Educated in public schools 
Zumbrota Minn and Algona la; normal 
schools Algona and Winona Minn; 
Luther College Decorah la; graduat- 
ing from law dept Univ of la 1880. 
Practiced law in Emmetsburg la 1881- 
87; moved to Duluth 1888 and has con- 
tinued in his profession to date. 

JENKINS William S, Minneapolis. 
Res 2653 Portland av, office 100 Onei- 
da blk. Insurance and abstracts. Born 
June 24, 1860 in Hennepin county 



Minn, son of Sylvanus and Eunice K 
(Whitney) Jenkins. Attended public 
schools; graduated from Farmington 
(Minn) High School 1879; business 
course at Curtis Business College Min- 
neapolis. Organized firm of Jenkins 
& Warnock abstractors 1888; contin- 
ued with it until 1891; then organized 
abstract dept of the Minn Title, Ins & 
Trust Co; mngr of that dept, treas, 
then sec and treas; now sec and supt 
of titles and dir; title insurance, ab- 
stracts, banking, trusts, loans, safety 
deposit vaults. Served 5 years as pri- 
vate in state militia. Member Com- 
mercial and Portland Avenue Histori- 
cal clubs Minneapolis. 

JENKS Janus E, St Cloud. Law- 
yer. Born Aug 9, 1871 in Clearwater 
Minn, son of James and Sarah E 
(Noyes) Jenks. Married June 13, 1900 
to Marion R Shaw. Educated in com- 
mon schools Clearwater and normal 
school St Cloud. Graduated 1890. At- 
tended Carleton College 1891-94; grad- 
uated from Columbian Univ Washing- 
ton D C 1897; admitted to bar 1898. 
Practiced in St Cloud to date. Mem- 
ber Masonic fraternity. 

JENSEN Matt, St Paul. Res 12 69 
Como boul, office Court House. Pub- 
lic official. Born April 1, 1865 in St 
Paul Minn, son of Soren and Ellen 
Mary (Ellingsen) Jensen. Married 
Dec 11, 1900 to Laura Ellingsen. Edu- 
cated in the common schools of St 
Paul and St Olafs College Northfield 
Minn. First engaged as elk in dry 
goods business of Comsick & Gotzian 
St Paul 1881-83; with H H Young 
1884; in state treas office 1884-95; 
city elk appointed by city council 1895- 
19»)3; bonds and ins business 1903- 
1905; elected county comnr 1905, term 
expires 1907; elected elk of district 
court for term of 1907-1911. From 
1887-91 was interested in gen merchan- 
dise business with his brother at Ober- 
on N D under firm name of Jensen 
Bros. Member and dir Norden Club; 
Junior Pioneers; SOB; M W A. 
Has been prominently identified with 
the good roads movement. 

JENSEN Peter Johan, St Paul. 
Res 695 Orange st, office same. Carp- 
enter and builder. Born April 17, 1855 
in Denmark, son of Jens Jensen Mul- 
sted and Ingebord (Mikelsen) Jensen. 



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Married June 30, 1880 to Kjerstine 
Sorensen. Educated in the common 
schools of Denmark; took course in 
architecture in Int Correspondence 
School 1902; course in real estate and 
brokerage in Nat Co-operative School 
Washington D C. Apprenticed to car- 
pentry when 18; foreman of the busi- 
ness at 21; after coming to America 
worked at railway construction as 
track hand 5 years; foreman 3 years; 
farmed 1891-1900; engaged in carpen- 
tering St Paul 1900-1906. 

JEPSON Frank N, Minneapolis. 
1510 Fremont av N. office 13 3 Wash- 
ington av N. Manufacturer. Born 
June 12, 18 67 in Faribault Minn, son 
of John and Lydia F (Sherpy) Jep- 
son. Married Oct 12, 1888 to May 
Bell Walrods. Attended common 
school and Carleton College North- 
field 1880-85; in grocery business 
1885-92; became member of the 
Winkley Artificial Limb Co 1892; 
elected v pres 1893; and has held 
same office to date. 

JEPSON Lowell E, Minneapolis. 
Res 1327 Emerson av, office 1330 
Washington av N. Manufacturer. Born 
Oct 19, 1863 in Dean Minn, son of John 
and Lydia M Jepson. Attended Carle- 
ton Academy Northfield Minn 1880-83; 
Carleton College 1883-87, graduating 
B S; MS 1897. Reared on farm; lo- 
cated in Minneapolis in 1887; engaged 
in manufacture of artificial limbs 1888 
to date; pres Winkley Artificial Limb 
Co. State senator 1898-1906. Member 
Commercial Club Minneapolis; Minn 
State Congregational Club; corporate 
member Am Board Foreign Missions; 
member Cong Home Missionary 
Board; pres Minn State Sunday School 
Assn 2 years; trustee Carleton College. 

JETT J BAILEY, St Paul. Res 
948 Laurel av, office Nat Ger Am Bank 
bldg. Lawyer. Born Sept 3, 1832 in 
Westmoreland county Va, son of 
James and Ethel (Sanford) Jett. Ed- 
ucated at Rappahannock Military In- 
stitute; and William and Mary College, 
with degrees of L B and B P. Capt 
in the Confederate army; representa- 
tive in legislature of Va 2 years; state 
atty of Stafford county Va 8 years; 
judge of the county courts of the dist 
of King George and Stafford counties 
4 years; has been practicing law since 
1857; moved to St Paul 1883. 



JOERNS Charles A, Minneapolis. 
Res 2065 Commonwealth av, office 
Furniture & Exposition bldg. Manu- 
facturer. Born Feb 4, 1871 in Winoo- 
ski, Sheboygan county Wis, son of 
Frederick C and Helen B (Schroeder) 
Joerns. Married Nov 21, 1900 to 
Louise Benson. Educated in Ply- 
mouth public schools; Chicago College 
of Pharmacy 1892-93. Engaged in drug 
business Minneapolis 1889-92; drug 
buiness Chicago 1893-97; drug busi- 
ness for self 1897-99; mngr St An- 
thony Park Branch of American Fold- 
ing Bed Co of Sheboygan Wis 1899- 
1901; now sec and treas of Joerns 
Bros Mnfg Co. 

JOHANTGEN George, Minneapolis. 
Res 609 23d av N, office 305 Nicollet 
av. Jeweler. Born May 9, 1873 in 
Minneapolis, son of Frank and Eliza- 
beth (Shepple) Johantgen. Educated 
in public schools and business college 
Minneapolis. In grocery business un- 
til 1893; learned jewelry mnfg and en- 
gaged in same 1893-1903; in same as 
Johantgen & Kohl to date. Member 
Masonic fraternity. 

JOHNS Horace F, Lake City. Man- 
ufacturer. Born April 8, 1855 in Lew- 
istown Pa, son of Martin and Mary A 
(Frantz) Johns. Married 1884 to Car- 
rie S Mathews. Educated in public 
schools of Lake City 1861-70. En- 
gaged as elk in wagon factory 1870-78; 
purchased interest in business 1878 
and continued under firm name of 
Neil, Johns & Co. Member Commer- 
cial Club; Masonic fraternity. 

JOHNSON Adolph E L, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 2737 Dupont av S, office 913 
N Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born July 
23, 1877 in Sweden. Attended public 
and high schools at Minneapolis; grad- 
uated from U of M, LL B 1899; School 
of Comparative Jurisprudence and Di- 
plomacv Columbian Univ Washington 
D C, LL M 1901 and D C L 1902. Has 
practiced law in Minneapolis 1899 to 
date; now associated with Jno W Arc- 
tander in the practice of law. 1st asst 
chief elk House of Representatives 
sessions 1903 and 1905. Chief elk of 
Minn House of Representatives ses- 
sion 1907. Member Kappa Sigma col- 
lege fraternity and Masonic order. 



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JOHNSON Albert, Red Wing. Law- 
yer. Born Nov 17, 1858 in Goodhue 
county Minn, son of Jolin and Anna 
Johnson. Married in 1888 to Ella John- 
son. Educated in public and high 
schools Goodhue county. Admitted to 
bar Red Wing and practiced law there 
1885 to date. County atty 1896 to 
date. 

JOHNSON Aleck E, New York. 

Office 100 Washington av S, Minneap- 
olis. Steamship and land agent. Born 
in 1840 in Sweden. Educated at Mt 
Carroll (111) Seminary. Came to 
Minn 1856 and engaged in immigra- 
tion work; state immigration agt for 
Minn at New York and Chicago 1867- 
68; appointed gen western Scandina- 
vian agt for Cunard Line 1869; gen 
western mngr for same 1878-81; comnr 
of immigration for St M & M R R at 
St Paul 1881-83; then formed firm of 
A E Johnson & Co gen land and im- 
migration agts, which has since been 
changed to A E Johnson Co, of which 
he is pres. 

JOHNSON Alfred, Belle Plaine. 
General merchandise. Born Se])t 6, 
1861 in Carver county Minn, son of 
Swan and Catherine (Swanson) John- 
son. Educated in the public schools 
and graduated from commercial dept 
Gustavus Adolphus College 1899. En- 
gaged in farming until 1897. After 
graduation was bkpr for Johnson, Pet- 
erson & Co Hector Minn; with brother 
established firm of Johnson Bros gen 
merchandise Belle Plaine 1901. Served 
as county comnr of Carver county and 
town elk; took active part in politics 
in Carver county ; was delegate to a 
number of county and state conven- 
tions. Member M W A. 

JOHNSON Asa M, St Paul. Res 
224 E Winifred st, office 600 Pittsburg 
bldg. Physician (R) and surgeon. 
Born Jan 30, 1870 in Rice county Minn, 
son of Samuel F and Hannah Johnson. 
Attended public schools Northfield 
Minn 1885-88; U of M 1893-96; medical 
dept M D 1896. Member Johnson & 
Johnson physicians and surgeons 1896 
to date. Member of all branches of 
Freemasonry including Mystic Shrine; 
St Paul Commercial Club. 



JOHNSON Aiuleii, Duluth. Res 
151/2 E 4th St, office 401 Palladio bldg 
Lands. Born June 29, 1879 in Fergus 
Falls, son of B N and Ingar Johnson. 
Educated in public schools Duluth and 
Fergus Falls; Park Region Lutheran 
College Fergus Falls. Entered em- 
ploy of father: studied law and admit- 
ted to bar 1900. Member of firm B N 
Johnson & Son land attys Duluth. 

JOHNSON Cliarle.s E, Atwater. 
Farming and stock raising. Born May 
28, 1860 in Fahlun Minn, son of P M 
and Eva H (Christophersen) Johnson. 
Married June 12, 1882 to Wealthey 
Jane Church. Educated in public 
and high schools Duluth. Settled in 
Lake Elizabeth, Kandiyohi county 
Minn and engaged in farming and 
stock raising 1878 to date. Served as 
county comnr 4 years; nominated on 
Prohibition ticket for state senator 
1890; elected to Minn Hcuse of Rep- 
resentatives 1907; served as school elk 
10 years; assessor 5 years. 

JOHNSON Charles Henry, Minne- 
apolis. Res 76 Highland av, 'office 225 
Lumber Exchange. Lumberman. Born 
June 1860 in Randolph Wis, son of 
William W and Marie E (Seckran) 
Johnson. Married in 1885 to Carra M 
Mills. Educated in public schools of 
Algona la and Iowa State Univ. First 
employed in lumber business in Al- 
gona and Emmettsburg la 1880-86; in 
lumber manufacturing business in 
Mineapolis 1886-1904; pres and treas 
W W Johnson & Co incorporated as 
W W Johnson Co lumber mnfrs 1904 
to date. Member Masonic fraternity; 
Commercial and Minneapolis clubs. 

JOHNSON Charles AV, St Paul. 
Res 118 Virginia av, office C St P M 
& O Ry gen office bldg. Railroad offi- 
cial. Born Jan 20, 1845 at Johnstown 
N Y, son of Dr William H and Harriet 
L (McCarthy) Johnson. Attended 
Johnstown N Y Academy; Union Col- 
lege Schenectady N Y ; graduated from 
Union College C E 1866. Asst engi- 
neer Lake Shore Ry 1867-70; Chicago 
& South Western Ry 1870-71; asst 
engineer on construction Wisconsin 
Central 1871-78; chief engineer Chi- 
cago, St Paul & Minneapolis Ry and 
its successor the Chicago, St Paul 



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Minneapolis & Omaha Ry 1879 to date. 
Member Minnesota and Commercial 
clubs St Paul; Engineers Club Chi- 
cago. 

JOHNSON Chris, Fergus Falls. 
Real estate, loans; auctioneer. Born 
June 2, 1851 in Norway, son of Zacha- 
rias and Karen (Busen) Johnson. 
Married May 30, 1875 to Eva G Moe. 
Received his education in Norway. 
Moved to Rushford Minn and engaged 
in railroad and contract work 1867-71; 
moved to Otter Tail county and en- 
gaged in farming in Tordenskjobl 
1871-78; established postofRce and 
gen store Leaf Mountain 1881-84; 
chief dep sheriff Fergus Falls 1884- 
93 ; engaged in real estate, land and 
auctioneering business and practiced 
as land atty before U S Land Dept 
1893 to date. Member city council; 
Chippewa Club and I O O F. 

JOHNSON Edward Morrill, Min- 
neapolis. Res 925 4th S E, office 936 
Guaranty bldg. Lawyer. Born Nov 
24, 1850 in Fisherville, Merrimac coun- 
ty N H, son of Luther G Johnson. 
Married 1890 to Effie S Richards of 
Waterloo la. Attended the Pioneer 
School and first high school in St 
Anthony established 1863; Pennsylva- 
nia Military Academy Chester Pa 1866- 
67; U of M 1867. Studied in Europe 
taking law courses in Berlin and 
Heidelberg universities for several 
years. Returned to Minneapolis 1875 
and read law in the offices of Hon 
John M Shaw and Hon A L Levi, 1 
year. Attended law school Iowa City 
graduating 1877. Formed partnership 
with E C Chatfield; later practiced 
alone 4 years; formed partnership 
with C B Leonard 1882 and later ad- 
mitted Alex McCune. Clerk and atty 
of Board of Education 10 years; mem- 
ber city council 1883-90; prominently 
identified with Minneapolis Public Li- 
brary since its beginning; drafted 
library board charter and served as 
member of board of directors. Chair- 
man City Republican Committee 1892; 
candidate Republican Committee 1894; 
member at large and sec State Central 
Committee. 

JOHNSON Frederick C, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 1300 Harmon pi, office 426 
2d av. Wholsale grocer. Born Dec 
19, 1857 in St Anthony Minn, son of 



John C and Anna C (Tilton) Johnson. 
Educated in common schools and U of 
M 1870-73. Engaged in mercantile 
busines until 1887; employed in gro- 
cery business by Dunham & Johnson 
1887; later firm changed to John C 
Johnson & Co; incorporated 1899 at 
which time became pres. 

JOHNSON Gustavus, Minneapolis. 
Res 42-44 S Sth st. Musical instructor 
and composer. Born Nov 2, 1856 in 
Hull England, son Peter and Henri- 
etta (Hole) Johnson. Married in 1882 
to Caroline Frances Winslow. Edu- 
cated in high school Stockholm and 
Royal Conservatory of Music. Came 
to Minneapolis 1875 and engaged in 
teaching piano; composer of note; 
now dir of Johnson School of Music 
Minneapolis. Member Masonic fra- 
ternity. 

JOHNSON Henry O, Minneapolis. 
Res 1019 W 2 8th st, office 402 Lum- 
ber Exchange. Lumberman. Born 
Feb 2 5, 1883 in Detriot Minn, son of 
N P and Johanna S Johnson. Edu- 
cated in common schools and by pri- 
vate instruction until 1900. Enlisted 
in 16th U S Inf and served in the 
Philippines 1900-1903; engaged in 
lumber and building material business 
Minneapols 1903 to date. Adjutant 
of Camp A R Patterson No 1 Minne- 
sota Division Army of the Philippines. 
Member I O O F and Hoo Hoo's. 

JOHNSON J H, Winona. Real 
estate and publisher. Born July 18, 
1860 in Winona county Minn, son of 
H and Gertrude (Anderson) Johnson. 
Married in 1886 to Hannah Anderson. 
Attended district school in Winona 
county; high school in Winona City 
graduating 1882. Trav salesman until 
1892 when he purchased the Winona 
Daily Herald and published same until 
1900. Since that time has been en- 
gaged in the real estate business; also 
publisher of the American Stock Farm 
an agricultural and live stock monthly. 

JOHNSON John A, St Peter. Of- 
fice State Capitol St Paul. Governor 
of Minnesota. Born July 28, 1861 in 
St Peter, son of George and Caroline 
Johnson, both natives of Sweden. Mar- 
ried 1894 to Elinore Preston. Worked 
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of family. Entered a printing oflRce, 
learned the business and afterwards 
became a member of the firm of Ess- 
ler & Johnson owners of the St Peter 
Herald and is editor of that paper. 
Was captain in National Guard and 
state senator. Elected governor on 
Democratic ticket 1904; re-elected 
1906 by 72,000 majority, being the only 
Democrat on the ticket elected. 

JOHNSON John S, St Paul. Res 

487 Lynnhurst av. office 705 Ernst bldg. 
Physician (eye and ear specialist). 
Born Nov 29, 1856 at Beloit Wis, son 
of Martin and Barbara Johnson. Edu- 
cated in country schools; Beloit Wis 
College 1871-75; medical dept Univ of 
Mich 1877-80. In general practice of 
medicine and surgery 1880-95; teacher 
of diseases of the eye and demonstra- 
tor of ophthalmology Univ of Mich 
until 1899; eye and ear specialist in 
St Paul 1899 to date; eye aiui ear 
surgeon Bethesda Hospital bt Paul, 
sec and treas Valdris Samband, a 
Norwegian society of 1,000 members, 
social and historical; editor of "Val- 
dris-Helsing" organ of same. Member 
South Wisconsin, South Dakota, Wash- 
tenaw County Michigan; Ramsey 
County Minn, and Minnesota State 
Medical societies; pres N W Scandi- 
navian Singers Assn; member Nor- 
den Club St Paul. 

JOHNSON John T, Fergus Falls. 
Merchant. Born Aug 23, 1859 in Wa- 
seca county Minn, son of Thomas and 
Marie (Christofferson) Johnson. Mar- 
ried Nov 11, 1886 to Katie Alldrin. 
Educated in common schools and Bay- 
ley's College at Dubuque la. Engaged 
in drug, paint and oil business 1881 
to date. V pres and dir Otter Tail 
Btiilding and Loan Assn; dir and ex- 
pres of Fergus Falls Building & Loan 
Assn. Member Chippewa Club Fergus 
Falls; Norden Club St Paul. 

JOHNSON Lawrence Henry, Min- 
neapolis. Res 2217 Grand av, office 
968 Laurel av. Speaker of Minnesota 
House of Representatives. Born Dec 
17, 1862 in Germany, son of Andrew 
C and Botilde (Peterson) Johnson. 
Married in 1891 to Nellie Smith. Re- 
ceived common school education. 
Came to U S with parents 1875; at- 
tended school Augusta N Y and 
worked on farm 1875-79; moved to 
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Durand Mich 1879; postoffice elk at 
Greenville 1880-83; moved to Minneap- 
olis 1883; employed by Minneapolis 
Bridge Co 5 years; later performing 
contract work in bridge construction; 
engaged in business for self as the 
Hennepin Bridge Co, of which he has 
been pres 1900 to date. Republican 
member of Minnesota Legislature since 
1901; now speaker of the House of 
Representatives. Member Masonic 
order and B P O E; Commercial and 
Odin clubs. 

JOHNSON 31iles IJ, St Peter. Man- 
ufacturer. Born Aug 23, 1856 in Mon- 
roe Conn, son of James C and Mari- 
etta C (Beardsley) Johnson. Educat- 
ed in district and select schools of 
his native town and Wilbraham 
(Mass) Academy. Reared on farm; 
first engaged as telegraph operator 
1881-92; in marble and granite busi- 
ness 1892-99; mngr Johnson & Co 
mnfrs shirts, pants, overalls, etc St 
Peter 1901 to date. Dir Nicollet County 
Bank and Nicollet County Tel & Tel 
Co. 

JOHNSON Samuel Theodore, Min- 
neapolis. Res 2552 Aldrich av S, office 
Minnesota Nat'l Bank. Banker. Born 
Nov 16, 1858 near Indianapolis Ind, 
son of Dr Lawrence A and Almira H 
(Dane) Johnson. Married in 1880 to 
Katharine Starr. Educated in Indiana 
public schools and academies. Trav 
salesman 1876-88; investments, bank- 
ing and fire insurance 1888-1902; pub- 
lic examiner and supt banks Minn 
1902-1905; originated system of exam- 
ination of railroad, express and tele- 
phone companies' books by state; 
member citizens committee to investi- 
gate city affairs 1895-96; v pres Min- 
neapolis Board of Trade 4 years; v 
pres and acting pres Minnesota Nat'l 
Bank Minneapolis Jan 1905 to date; 
V pres Mortgage, Loan & Invest- 
ment Co. Member Masonic order, 
Knights Templar and Mystic Shrine; 
Commercial Club Minneapolis; first 
honorary member Nat'l Assn State 
Bank Supts and twice its pres; mem- 
ber citizen's staff John A Rawlins Post 
GAR. 

JOHNSON Thore Rudolph, Cannon 
Falls. Lawyer. Born Oct 17, 1880 
in Cannon Falls Minn, son of Alfred 
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Married June 22, 1905 to Mary A 
Danielson. Graduated from Cannon 
Falls High School 1900; graduated 
from law dept U of M, LL B 1903; 
admitted to bar 1903. Began practice 
of law at Clinton Minn 1903 and re- 
mained there until 1904, when he 
moved to Cannon Falls where he has 
since been practicing. Member Board 
of Education. 

JOHNSON Victor L, Center City. 
Banker. Born 18 71 in Chisago 
county Minn. Educated in State Nor- 
mal School St Cloud; engaged in 
teaching school, and later graduated 
from law dept U of M 1895. Elected 
county treas Chisago county 1896 
and held office 8 years; resigned to 
become cashr of Chisago County 
State Bank Center City; elected to 
State Senate 1906. 

JOHNSTON Charles L, St Paul. 

Res 477 Portland av, office Germania 
Life bldg. Farm lands. Born May 
13, 1861 at St Anthony (now Minne- 
apolis), son of Daniel S B and Hannah 
Coffin (Stanton) .Johnson. Married 
Jennie C Scribner Sept 20, 1882. Grad- 
uated from St Paul High School 1879. 
V pres D S B Johnston Land Co 1890 
to date; dir Scandinavian American 
Bank St Paul. (Johnson Comjiany 
organized to loan money but has given 
exclusive attention to selling farm 
lands since 1890, disposing of over 
400,000 acres to actual settlers in 
Minnesota and the Dakotas.) Member 
Sons American Revolution; Minnesota 
and Town and Country clubs St Paul. 

JOHNSTON Clar<>iice Howard, St 

Paul. Res 2 Crocus Hill, office 712 
Manhattan bldg. Architect. Born 
Aug 26, 1859 in Waseca county Minn, 
son of Alexander and Louise (Buck- 
hont) Johnston. Married Oct 1, 1885 
to Mary L Thurston. Received edu- 
cation in public and high schools; 
Mass Institute of Technology Boston ; 
studied architecture in offices in New 
York and in foreign travel. Has been 
engaged in practice of his profession 
in St Paul 1883 to date. Member 
Am Inst of Architects; Masonic fra- 
ternity; Minnesota Club. 

JOHNSTON William H H, St Paul. 

Res 276 E Center st, office 602 Court 
bldg. Lawyer. Born Mav 22, 1840 at 
Williamsport Pa, son of David and 



Jane B Johnston. Attended parish 
school White Stone Long Island 1850- 
60; Albany N Y Academy and Albany 
Law and Medical School 1861-62; prin- 
cipal public schools Jamaica Long Is- 
land 1864. City atty Bayonne N J 
1868; judge of probate at Madelia 
Minn 1871-75; sec Minn Senate Judi- 
ciary Committee 1876-82; in office of 
surveyor gen Minn 1880-84; private 
sec to the late Senator C K Davis 
1888-99; appointed supervisor of cen- 
sus for Minnesota 1890. Clerk U S 
Senate Committee on Pensions 1890- 
1902; practiced law in Minnesota sev- 
eral years. Dir St Paul Pioneer Real 
Estate & Building Society. Served in 
13th N Y Vol Inf at Gettysburg and 
Falling Waters. Member GAR. 



JONES Charles Clarence, St Paul. 
Res 583 Ashland av, office Fillmore 
av and Starkey. Gas engines. Born 
Feb 2, 1866 in Parkersburg W Va. son 
of Oliver S and Lucy M (Pierpont) 
Jones. Married June 13, 1902 to Jane 
E Virtue. Graduated from Parkers- 
burg High School 1882; Ohio Wesley- 
an Univ Delaware O; Columbian Univ 
Washington D C. Clk whol grocery 
of McLester & Van Hoose Birming- 
ham Ala 1888-89; government service 
Washington D C 1889-99; with Ameri- 
can Graphophone Co New York City 
1899-1900; sec and treas Chas A Stick- 
ney Co gas engines 1900 to date. 
Member Commercial Club St Paul; 
Phi Kappa Psi College fraternity. 

JONES David Percy, Minneapolis. 
Res 2005 3d av S, office 111 S 4th st. 
Real estate, insurance and loans. Born 
.Inly 6, 1860 in Minneapolis, son of 
Edwin Smith and Harriet M (James) 
Jones. Graduated from Minneapolis 
High School 1878; U of M, B A 1883; 
l)res David P Jones & Co mortgage 
loans, real estate, rentals and insur- 
ance 1900 to date; pres Jones-Davis 
Agency; v i^res Hennepin Countv Sav- 
ings Bank. Alderman 5th ward Min- 
neai)olis 6 years; pres city council 4 
years; acting mayor July 1901 to Jan 
1902; mayor Jan 1, 1905 to 1907. Trus- 
tee Carleton College and Windom In- 
stitute; member Loyal Legion; Min- 
neapolis, Commercial and Six O'clock 
clubs; corporate member American 
Board of Missions ; ex-com Natural 
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JONES fiomer H, Mankato. Reg 
417 Warren, office 220 S Front. Mer- 
chant. Born July 11, 1877 in Blue Earth 
county Minn, son of Humphrey H and 
Margarette (James) Jones. Married 
Oct 9, 1902 to Nellie Mahoney. Edu- 
cated in i)ublic schools Tracy Minn. 
Engaged in farming until 1894; mem- 
ber of firm of Owen & Jones 1894- 
1903; of Jones & Hopkins dealers in 
bicycles and musical instruments 1903 
to date. Member Commercial Club. 



JOXES Harry AViltl, Minneapolis. 
Res Nicollet av cor 51st st, office 
923 Lumber Exchange. Architect. 
Born 1859 in Michigan, son of Rev 
Howard M and Mary White (Smith) 
Jones. Married 1883 to Bertha J 
Tucker of Boston. Educated in univ 
grammer school Providence R I; 
Brown Univ and Mass Institute of 
Technology. Entered office of H H 
Richardson as draughtsman for 1 year. 
Moved to Minneapolis 1883 and was 
engaged in office of Plant & Whitney 
architects. Returned to Minneapolis 
and opened an office of his own 1885, 
where he has been engaged in the 
practice of his profession to date. 
Professor of architecture in U of M 
2 years; member Park Board 12 years. 
Member Commercial Club. 

JOXES Herscliell V, Minneapolis. 
Res 181(5 Colfax av S, office Lumber 
Exchange. Journalist and crop esti- 
mator. Born in 1861 in Jefferson N Y, 
son of William S and Helen E (Mer- 
chant) Jones. Married Sept 30, 1885 to 
Lydia E Wilcox. Educated in public 
schools Jefferson N Y; Delaware Liter- 
ary Institute Franklin N Y. Entered 
business as publisher Jefferson (N Y) 
Courier 1879-83; engaged on editorial 
staff Minneapolis Journal (1 year on 
Tribune) 1885-1902. Originator of 
wheat crop estimates made from per- 
sonal inspection of growing northwest 
crops 1902; has since broadened the 
field to cover the U S and travels 
30,000 miles annually observing wheat 
in fields; his reports are strongly in- 
fluential and quoted throughout U S 
and Euro])e. Discovered black rust 
in Northwest 1904; was severely criti- 
cised but afterwards vindicated and 
his reputation greatly enhanced. Now 
editor and pres Commercial West Co 



and member of firm of Watson Co 
Minneapolis. Member Minneapolis, 
Commercial, Minikahda and Skylight 
clubs. 

JONES Lewis E, Breckenridge. 
Lawyer. Born May 2, 1863 in Illinois, 
son of Alfred C and Barbara C Jones. 
Married Nov 26, 1889 to Laura R 
Jones. Educated in public schools 
O'Fallon 111 and McKendree College 
Lebanon 111. Engaged in practice of 
law St Paul 10 years; with Deering 
Harvester Co Chicago 6 years; Min- 
neapolis with Minneapolis Threshing 
Machine Co 2 years; has been prac- 
ticing in Breckenridge 1903 to date. 
Member Masonic fraternity and I O 
O F. 

JONES Ray W, Minneapolis. Res 
302 Oak Grove st, office Lumber Ex- 
change. Lumber. Born Apr 5, 1855 in 
Remsen N Y, son of John R and Jen- 
nette Jones. Married in 1888 to Pauline 
B Spitzley of Detroit Mich. Educated 
in public schools Remsen and Utica 
N Y. Engaged in banking business 
Muskeegon Mich 1874-82; lumber in 
all its branches in Michigan, Minne- 
sota and British Columbia 1882 to 
date. Member Republican Convention 
Philadelphia 1900 and was appointed 
member of notification committee for 
Minnesota. Elected lieut-gov 1902; re- 
elected 1904. Member Commercial 
Club. 

JONES Sanmel S, Frazee. Physi- 
cian (R). Born Feb 23, 1849 in New 
York, son of William and Maria 
(Vaughan) Jones. Married in 1886 
to Mary M McKenzie. Educated in 
Wayland Academy; Univ of Chicago; 
and graduated from Rush Medical 
College Chicago 1881. Since gradua- 
tion has engaged in practice in Tracy, 
and Minnea])olis; in Frazee since 1896, 
also conducting drug business. Mem- 
ber Am Medical Assn; IMinn State and 
Clay-Becker County Medical societies; 
Masonic fraternity and I O O F. 

JONES Willartl G, St Paul. Res 
641 Goodrich av, office 418 Manhattan 
bldg. Insurance and real estate. Born 
June 7, 1858 in Shelburne Mass, son 
of William G and Samantha B (Burn- 
ham) Jones. Married June 11, 1884 
to Rosamond M Chapman. Removed 



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to St Paul April 19, 1874 and received 
his education in the public schools. 
Was first employed by Hughson & 
Henneway May 1, 1880 and remained 
with that firm 5 years. Engaged in 
the real estate business for 2 years 
and then became connected with the 
firm of Weed & Lawrence as outside 
man until Sept 1, 1895 when he en- 
tered business for himself. Member 
of Commercial Club. 

JONES AVilliain Alexander, Minne- 
apolis. Res 307 Ridgewood av, office 
513 Pillsbury bldg. Physician (R). 
Born May 24, 1859 at St Peter Minn, 
son of Henry and M A V (Christian) 
Jones. Graduated from St Peter Minn 
High School 1872; Univ City of New 
York medical dept M D 1881. Has 
practiced medicine 1881 to date. At- 
tending; neurologist Northwestern Hos- 
pital, St Mary's Hospital, Asbury Meth- 
odist Hospital, City Hospital and Nor- 
wegian and Swedish hospitals Minne- 
apolis; clinical jirofessor mental and 
nervous diseases U of M medical dept; 
editor .Journal Minn State Medical 
Assn. Member Minn State Board of 
Health; Am Medical Assn; Minnesota 
State and Hennepin County Medical 
societies; Minneapolis and Minikahda 
clubs Minneapolis. 

JORDAN William G, Minneapolis. 
Res 1132 Nicollet av, oflJice 125 Wash- 
ington av N. Merchant. Born Aug 
2 8, 1861 in Richland la. son of Wm 
A and Maria (McGrew) .Jordan. Mar- 
ried April 24, 189 7 to Bernice A 
Brown. Attended common school 
Ottumwa la and Iowa Agricultural 
College Ames la. Employed in gen 
merchandise business 1881-98; moved 
to Des Moines la and engaged in who! 
drug business as Des Moines Drug 
Co 18 98-1900; moved to Stillwater 
Minn 1900 and had charge of prison 
shoe plant until 1904; moved to Min- 
neapolis and succeeded Anthony Kel- 
ly & Co as W B & W G .Jordan. V 
pres N W Electric Equipment Co; 
partner Northern Mnfg Co. Member 
Masonic fraternity. 

JOSIjVN Colin Clinton, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 3112 Hennepin av, office 616 
N Y Life bldg. I^awyer. Born in 1857 
at Sycamore 111, son of De Witt Clin- 
ton and Philura (Lowell) Joslyn. Mar- 



ried in 1899 to Maria Antoinette Rich. 
Attended district schools in 111; gradu- 
ated from Ripon College Wis 1883; 
principal of Columbus Wis public 
schools 1883 and 1884. Has practiced 
law in Minneapolis 1885 to date. Mem- 
ber Commercial Club. 

JOY Francis E, Stillwater. Res 
904 S 3d St, office 226 E Chestunt st. 
Insurance. Born Nov 18, 1842 in 
Clinton Me, son of Charles and Ra- 
chel Joy. Married June 13, 1871 to 
Mary E Davis. Educated in the com- 
on schools of Clinton Me. Engaged 
as elk in charge of sawmill, fiour mill 
and steamboats Stillwater 1865-72. In 
1871 moved to Keithsburg 111; fore- 
man of sawmill 1871-72. Returned to 
Stillwater and engaged in commission 
business 1872-76; insurance business 
for self 1877-1901; incorporated Prince- 
Joy Agency, of which he is v pre?, 
1901 ; engaged in fire and life insur- 
ance, real estate, rentals, etc. City 
treas Stillwater 1877-80. Member Ycj'j. 
Fire Dept 1872-95 (chief for 12 years;. 
Treas Minnesota State Fire Depart- 
ment Assn 1888-1904. Enlisted 1862 
in 18th Maine Inf, which was re-or- 
ganized 1863 and called 1st Maine 
Heavy Artillery; served 1862-65; was 
wounded at battle of Spottsylvania. 
Member GAR Muller Post No 1 ; B 
P O E; Masonic fraternity and K T. 

JOYCE Franklin M, Minneapolis. 
Res 310 Groveland av, office 312-31B 
Andrus bldg. Insurance agent. Born 
March 18. 1862 at Covington Ind, son 
of Bishop Isaac W and Carrie W 
(Bosserman) Joyce. Attended public 
school at Lafayette Ind 1870-75; Stew- 
art Hall Baltimore Md 1876; De Pauw 
Univ Green Castle Ind graduating A 
M 1882. Teller Queen City Nat'l Bank 
Cincinnati 1882-88; gen agt Provident 
Life & Trust Co at Cincinnati 1888- 
90; solicitor for Mutual Benefit Life 
Ins Co at Cincinnati 1890-94; state 
mngr for Mutual Benefit Life Ins Co 
of Newark N J at Minneapolis 1894 
to date. Served as colonel and aide 
on staff of Gov Wm McKinley Ohio; 
major Ind Nat'l Guard; capt Battery 
B Ohio Nat'l Guard; capt Avon Zou- 
aves Cincinnati. Pres Automobile 
Club Minneapolis; pres Beta Theta 
Pi Assn of Minnesota; sec Apollo 



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Club Minneapolis; member Minneapo- 
lis, Commercial and Lafayette clubs; 
Masonic order 32d degree Scottish 
Rite; K of P. 

JOVCK William IJ, St Paul. Office 
New York City. President National 
Surety Co. Born Dec 1865 in Utica 
N Y, son of Henry Manwaring Joyce. 
Educated in the public schools of 
Mich. Mngr of Telephone Co at Mar- 
shall Mich; Stillwater Minn; Fargo N 
D; and Minneapolis and St Paul Minn 
1884-91; northwestern mngr National 
Surety Co 1904; pres 1904-1906; is re- 
puted to have written more surety 
bonds than any other man in the 
world; founder of Wm B Joyce & Co 
a leading bond agency of America. 
Pres and dir National Surety Co; dir 
Empire State Surety Co. Member 
Minnesota Club St Paul; Minneapolis 
Club Minneapolis; Arkwright Club 
N Y. 

JUDl) William IJishop, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 515 E 17th st, office 226 Lum- 
ber Exchange. Lumber and cooperage 
stock. Born in 1860 at Faribault Minn, 
son of William 1 and Mary A (Bishop) 
Judd. Married Minnie A Ayers Aug 
8, 1883. Attended the public schools 
in Minneapolis until 1873; Shattuck 
Military School Faribault 1873-76; Wil- 
liston College Easthampton Mass 1876- 
80 graduating A B. With Hall & Dann 
Co Minneapolis in charge of their 
mills in Wisconsin 1880-83; member of 
Judd & Allyn lumber mnfrs Bald- 
win Wis 1883-85; W B Judd lumber 
mnfr Barron Wis 1885-87; moved to 
Minneapolis 1887 and was northwest- 
ern representative of Sutherland-Innes 
Co Ltd of Chatham Ontario 1887-97; 
gen mngr of conpany's southern mills 
with headquarters at New Orleans 
1897-1902; returned to Minneapolis and 
established firm of Backus-Judd Lum- 
ber & Cooperage Co 1904; sec and 
treas of same 1904 to date; whol job- 
bing; lumber and cedar products and 
cooperage stock; business all over U 
S. Member Masonic order; K of P 
and Knights of the Maccabees. 

JIDSON Edward H, St Paul. Res 
629 Ashland av, office City Hall. Born 
Sept 4, 1842 in Boston Mass, son of 
Charles C and Susan (Drew) Judson. 
Married in 1871 to Jennie Morrison. 



Educated in public schools Boston and 
St Paul. Served in 6th Minn Inf dur- 
ing Civil War; returned to St Paul 
and established firm of Judson & 
Brack engaged in painting business 
for 20 years; retired from active busi- 
ness for 2 years, when he was ap- 
pointed chairman of the Board of Con- 
trol of St Paul, which he has held for 
15 years. Member Masonic fraternity. 

JUDSON Harry C, St Paul. Res 
91 Kent st, office 706-707 Pioneer 
Press bldg. Lawyer. Born Feb 24, 
1873 at Farmington Minn, son of Ros- 
well Carlton and Harriet M (Wood- 
hull) Judson. Married Oct 30, 1901 
to Margaret A Cutts. Graduated from 
Farmington Minn High School 1891; 
attended academic dept U of M 1891- 
92; dental dept 1892-93; law dept 
1898-1901 graduating LL B'. Clk and 
bkpr in a collection agency from 1894 
to 1901; practiced law in St Paul 1901 
to date. Treas Ramsey County Bar 
Assn 1902; dir, treas and atty of 
Church Home; twice delegate from St 
John's Church to state council; pre- 
cinct committeeman 4th precinct, 7th 
ward St Paul. Member Delta Tau 
Delta and Phi Delta Phi college fra- 
ternities; Roosevelt Republican Club 
St Paul; officer in several social clubs. 

JUERGENS Frank Herman, Jord- 
an. Druggist. Born Feb 20, 1862 in 
Skakopee, son of Frank W and Regina 
(Schuetz) Juergens. Married April 25, 
1893 to Louise Marlock. Educated in 
Shakopee and Watertown. Has been 
engaged in the drug business in Jor- 
dan 1882 to date. Pres and mngr 
Jordan Telephone Co and Scott County 
Telephone Co; treas Jordan Electric 
Light Co; treas Board of Education; 
postmaster. 

JUST Adolph A, Crookston. Phy- 
sician (H) and surgeon. Born Nov 
23, 1885 in Theresa Wis, son of Carl 
and Helen (Warnecke) Just. Mar- 
ried July 12, 1899 to Evelyn L Hall. 
Educated in common schools Blue 
Earth county; State Normal School 
Mankato; graduated from Hahne-* 
mann Medical College Chicago 1881. 
After graduation practiced 1 year in 
Good Thunder Minn; located in 
Crookston 1882 and has continued in 



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practice to date. Dir Workingmen's 
B & L Assn; member Am Inst of 
Homeopathy; Minn State Homeopath- 
ic Inst; I O O F; M W A and K M. 



K 



KAHLEH John H, Rochester. Ho- 
tel proprietor. Born Dec 10, 1863 in 
Zurich Canada, son of Henry and 
Amelia (Aldworth) Kahler. Married 
in 1901 to Mabel J Van Cambin. Edu- 
cated in the public schools of North- 
ville Mich and Canada. First em- 
ployed in the retail harness business 
1878-82; in hotel business Dundas 
Minn 1882-84; same in Drummond Wis 
1884-86; same in 1893. Engaged in 
hardware business Maiden Rock Wis 
1892-95. Moved to Rochester 1896 and 
engaged in hotel business to date, be- 
ing propr Cook House. Mngr Roches- 
ter Sanatarium Co. Member Commer- 
cial Club; Masonic fraternity and 
Knights of Pythias. 

KAHLERT George P, St Paul. Res 
243 Smith av, office 123 W 3d st. 
Manufacturer. Born June 3, 1862 in 
New Albany Ind, son of Justus and 
Emma (Trusky) Kahlert. Married to 
Jenny S Bander bosh. Educated in 
the public schools of St Paul 1868-76; 
employed with Justus & Kahlert 
1876-84; member of firm of Flagg, 
Kahlert & Hildebrandt 1884-89; solic- 
iting machine and contract work 1889- 
99; partner Kahlert Machine Works 
1891-1902; proprieter Kahlert Machine 
Works 1902 to date. Member M N G 
7 years; United Workmen of Amer- 
ica; Druids; Junior Pioneers. 

KAISER William, Faribault. Pub- 
lisher. Born April 4, 1864 in Still- 
water Minn, son of John and Barbara 
(Knott) Kaiser. Married in 1886 to 
Alice J Brown of Chicago 111. Edu- 
cated in the public schools of Still- 
water and Faribault. Came to Fari- 
bault with parents 1876. Moved to 
Chicago 1884 and was engaged in gro- 
cery business there 1888-91; returned 
to Faribault and engaged in grocery 
business under firm name of Beiter 
& Kaiser 1891-1902. Appointed 
postmaster 1899 and has continued 
in that office to date. Proi)r Faribault 
Ptg Co publishers of the Journal 
Alderman 1892-93. Member Commer- 
cial Club; Masonic fraternity; K of P 
and Royal League. , 



KALMAxV Charles Oscar, St Paul. 
Res 172 Summit av, office Chicago Gt 
Western Ry bldg. Railroad official. 
Born May 9, 1872 in New York City, 
son of Arnold and Sarah W (Greve) 
Kalman. Married Dec 20, 1900. Edu- 
cated at St Paul High School; Phillips 
Exeter Academy and Yale Univ; Yale 
Ph D 1893. Union Bank St Paul J893- 
95; treas C G W Ry 1895-1902; gen 
auditor C G W Ry 1902 to date. Mem- 
ber Minnesota Club, Town and Coun- 
try Club St Paul. 

KAMP Henry R, Belle Plaine. 
Banker. Born Jan 12, 1863 in Wabasha 
county Minn, son of Henry and Eliza- 
beth (Blinkman) Kamp. Married Feb 
22, 1901 to Susie Spartz. Educated in 
public schools and business college. 
In gen merchandise business Merritt 
la 1890-93; elk in bank Adrian Minn 
1893-1900; in real estate business 1900- 
1905; now cashr First Nat'l Bank 
Belle Plaine. 

KANE James Morgan, Brecken- 
ridge. Public official. Born July 6, 
1860 in Westport Out, son of Patrick 
and Ann (O'Neill) Kane. Married to 
Margaret O O'Brien. Educated in 
Minneapolis Academy and U of M. En- 
gaged for 8 years as supt of schools 
Sibley county; editor Glencoe (Minn) 
Enterprise 10 years; elected judge of 
probate 1906. 

KANE AVillhim, Mankato. Res 307 
S Front, office 113 E Walnut. Mana- 
ger Northwestern Thresher Co. Born 
Nov 26, 1837 in Ireland, son of John 
and Agnes (Sherrard) Kane. Married 
twice: .Jan 1862 to Jane Norris; 1890 
to Delia Norris. Received his educa- 
tion in Ireland. Located in New York 
1852 and in Dane county 1855-65; 
Goodhue county Minn 1865-72. Moved 
to Cottonwood county Minn and be- 
came connected with N W Thresher 
Co from 1885 to 1904 in Heron Lake; 
mngr of same in Mankato 1904 to 
date. Member A O U W. 

KANNARY Edward licroy, St 

Paul. Res Merriam Park, office 490 En- 
dicott Arcade. Physician and surgeon 
(R). Born March 11, 1872 at North- 
field Minn, son of Michael and Louvina 
(Bates) Kannary. Married Sept 19, 
1906 to Kathryn M Butler of St Paul. 
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uated from Carleton Academy 1S92; U 
of M 189(3; McGlll College of Medicine 
Montreal Canada 1900; studied in All- 
gemeines Krankenhaus Vienna Austria 
1901-1902; studied in Paris and London 
1902; degrees of B A, M D, C M. Since 
returning from Europe in 1902 has 
practiced medicine in St Paul. Mem- 
ber Ramsey County Medical Society 
Masonic order; K of P. 

KKEFE Daiiiol James, St Paul. Res 

29 E 10th St, office Kill Pioneer Press 
bldg. Lawyer. Born Feb 1.5. 1867 in 
New Richmond Wis, son of Dennis and 
Katherine (Welch) Keefe. Married 
June 28. 190(3 to ^Margaret Turny. 
Educated in country school and normal 
school River Falls Wis; graduated 
from U of M with degree LL B. Prac- 
ticed alone in St Paul 1896-99; mem- 
ber of firm of Sheehan & Keefe 1899 
to date. Member I O O F; A O U W; 
A O H; Maccabees and Knights of 
Columbus. 

KEELEY Michael A, Duluth. 
Res Spalding Hotel, office 517 Torrey 
bldg. Insurance. Born March 17, 
1869 in St Mary's Minn, son of 
John and Margaret Keeley. Edu- 
cated in public and high schools Wa- 
seca. Engaged as teacher in country 
schools until 1897; in clothing business 
Waseca 1897-1900; in life insurance 
business Minneapolis 1900-1902; moved 
to Duluth 1902 and has been district 
mngr Prudential Life Ins Co and Con- 
tinental Casualty Co to date. 

KEENAX Jolin, Winona. Livery 
and transfer. Born Sept 17, 1842 in 
Queen Pa, son of James Keenan. At- 
tended public schools Queen county 
Pa. Apprentice to carpenter 1864-67; 
engaged in contracting and building 
Winona 1867-99; engaged in livery 
business 1899 to date. Member Busi- 
ness Men's Assn. 

KEENE Josiah F, Minneapolis. 
Res 48 Royalston av, office 224 Kasota 
blk. Lawyer. Born Sept 3, 1843 
in Small Point Harbor Me, son of 
Josiah and Evelyn M (Smith) Keene. 
Educated in Nichols Latin School; 
graduated from Bates College Lewis- 
ton Me A B 1874. After 1 year in 
practice of law Lynn Mass moved to 



Minneapolis and admitted to bar 1880; 
continuously engaged in practice there 
to date. Served in Civil War 1861-66 
from private to lieut. 

KEHREK Jo.sepli, Jordan. Mer- 
chant. Born June 5. 1856 in Phila- 
delphia Pa, son of John and Cecilia 
(Auble) Kehrer. Married in 1881 to 
Theresa Schmidt. Educated in Phila- 
delphia parochial schools and St Pet- 
er's College. First engaged as elk in 
drug store 1871-80. Established busi- 
ness for self 1880 and has continued 
same to date; retail drugs, school 
books, etc, paints, oils, wall paper, ce- 
ment, whol field and garden seeds, 
now occupying 3 buildings. 

KEITER Louis Miles, St Paul. Res 
777 Lincoln av, office Manhattan bldg. 
Insurance agent. Born May 22, 1855 
in Mt Carroll 111, son of George and 
Emma Miles. Educated at high school 
Mt Carroll and Bayless College Du- 
buque Iowa. Began business career as 
a druggist in Illinois and Iowa from 
1876-90. Later was an accountant 
with C G W Ry Co 1890-92. Since 
that time has been the gen agt of the 
N W Mutual Life Ins Co of Milwaukee 
for the St Paul district. Is a member 
of the Minnf^sota and Comnier(.'ial 
clubs and all Masonic bodies. 

KELLAR Curtis B, Albert Lea. 
Banker. Born May 19, 1845 in Grant 
county Wis, son of William and Eliza- 
beth Cordelia (Kies) Kellar. Married 
in 1867 to Mary E Nixon. Educated 
in common schools and academies and 
at Oberlin (O) College. Clk in gen 
store Albert Lea 1866; cashr Frank 
Hall's Bank Albert Lea 1867; in bank- 
ing business to date. Pres First Nat'l 
Bank; v pres Case Corset Co; dir 
Farmers State Bank Hay ward Minn; 
treas of Albert Lea College and city of 
Albert Lea. Served in 5th Minn Vol 
1S62-63. Member Commercial Club; 
Masonic fraternity; I O O F and 
G A R. 

KELLER Charles Edward, St Paul. 
Res 529 Westminster st, office 218 
Globe bldg. Real estate. Born Sept 
21, 1858 in St Paul Minnesota, son of 
John M and Annice Elizabeth (Scott) 
Keller. Married Oct 12, 1901 to Ella 
May Love. Educated in the public 
schools of St Paul; graduated from St 



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Paul High School 1875. Engaged in 
the lumber business under firm name 
of C E Keller & Co 1879-93; real es- 
tate 1893-96. Chief dep county auditor 
Ramsey county 1901-1906; now in real 
estate business. Member of West Side 
Club; Junior Pioneers and Royal Ar- 
canum. 

KELLER Herbert P, St Paul. Res 
422 8th st, office 700-704 Globe bldg. 
Lawyer. Born Feb 7, 1875 in St Paul, 
son of John M and Ann ice E (Scott) 
Keller. Educated in St Paul public 
and high schools; graduated from law 
dept U of M 1896. Practiced alone 
In St Paul 1896-1900; member of Keller 
& Kimball lawyers 1900; city prosecu- 
tor (3d asst corp atty) 1902-1903; elec- 
ted to assembly 1904; re-elected 1906. 

KELLEY Michael H, Duluth. Res 
606 E 2d St, office 231-237 S 5th av 
West. Merchant. Born Nov 22, 1854 
In County Sligo Ireland, son of Hugh 
and Margaret (Killduff) Kelley. Mar- 
ried in 1898 to Lillian M Rondeau. 
Educated in the common schools and 
business college Bay City Mich. En- 
gaged in logging business Michigan 
1872-79, with Wright, Davis & Co, 
which later became the Wright-Blod- 
gett Co; now gen mngr of same. Dir 
Booth-Kelley Lumber Co Eugene Ore- 
gon; and City National Bank Duluth; 
stockholder Twin Falls Logging Co 
Portland Oregon; Davis Land & Lum- 
ber Co, Hill-Davis Lumber Co Ltd 
Saginaw Mich; pres and dir Kelley- 
How-Thomson Co Duluth. Member 
Kitchi Gammi, Northland Country, 
Golf, Commercial and Boat clubs Du- 
luth; Knights of Columbus. 

KELLEY Walter 15, St Anthony 
Park. Res 2294 Commonwealth av, 
office Claghorn cor Van Buren sts. 
Manufacturer. Born Feb 20, 1865 in 
Belfast Me, son of Benjamin and Mary 
Electa Kelly. Married to Annabel 
Swan. Received high school education 
in Belfast Me. Engaged in the manu- 
facture of Tempered Kelley Axes Bel- 
fast Me 1883-84; hardware elk 1885-86; 
hardware elk Minneapolis 1887-1900; 
engaged in the manufacture of boxes 
St Paul 1899; manufacture of wedge 
dovetailing machinery 1902-1906. Pres 
Dovetail Box Machinery Co St Paul; 
v pres The Quimby Mnfg Co Minne- 



apolis. Owns exclusive patents for 
U S wedge dovetail machinery; has 
10 machines in Europe; 3 in Mexico 
and 159 in the U S. 

KELLOGG Frank B, St Paul. Res 
633 Fairmount av, office 32 Merchants 
National Bank bldg. Lawyer. Born 
Dec 22, 1856 in Potsdam N Y, son of 
Asa F and Abigail (Billings) Kellogg. 
Married June 16, 1886 to Clara M 
Cook. Practiced law in Rochester 
Minn for 10 years; removed to St Paul 
in 1887 and formed partnership with 
Senator C K Davis and C A Sever- 
ance under the firm name of Davis, 
Kellogg & Severance. Is gen counsel 
of the C G W Ry Co; Duluth & Iron 
Range R R; Duluth, Missabe & North- 
ern Ry; Oliver Iron Mining Co and 
other properties of the Steel Company 
in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. 
Special counsel for the U S govern- 
ment in U S vs General Paper Co 
and in the case of United States vs 
Standard Oil Company and others. 
Was delegate to Republican National 
Convention in 1904 which nominated 
Theodore Roosevelt. Is now a mem- 
ber of the Republican National Com- 
mittee. 

KELLOGG James Alfred, Minnea- 
polis. Res 3037 Oakland av, office 305 
Temple Court. Lawyer. Born Dec 12, 
1849 in New London Ohio, son of 
Hyram Tyre and Emeline (Fisk) Kel- 
logg. Educated at Hillsdale High 
School and Hillsdale College Mich 
1865-68. Worked on a farm as a boy; 
enlisted as private in Co "G"' 44th 
Regt Ind Vol Inf Feb 29, 1864; mus- 
tered out Aug 9, 1865 in the Army of 
the Cumberland. Engaged in farming, 
taught school and read law; admitted 
to the bar Berrien Springs, Berrien 
county Mich 1872. Has tried over 
3.000 cases. Moved to Minneapolis 
Nov 1887. Mason; member GAR 
and Society of the Army of the Cum- 
berland. 

KELLY Frank S, Duluth. Res 
414 E 3d st, office 2226-2228 W Su- 
perior. Merchant. Born Nov 15, 1860 
in Dodge county Wis, son of Michael 
and Julia (Durkin) Kelly. Married. 
Aug 29, 1889 to Bridget McHugh. Edu- 
cated in common schools Dodge coun- 
ty Wis. In train service St P «fe Du- 
luth R R 1881-86; engaged in furni- 



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ture business first as F S Kelly, later 
as F S Kelly Furniture Co 1886 to 
date. Member Commercial and Du- 
luth Yacht clubs; A O H; B P O E 
and K of C. 

KELLY William Louis, St Paul. 
Res 27 Sherburne av, office Court 
House. Jurist. E'orn at Springfield, 
Washington county Ky, son of Col 
Charles G and Anne (Bourne) Kelly. 
Married Rose Warren. Educated by 
private tutors and in village schools. 
Graduated LL B from law dept of 
Louisville Univ in 1860. Came to Min- 
nesota in 1865; practiced law in St 
Paul 1865-87; appointed by the late 
Governor A R McGill to an original 
vacancy on the bench March 15, 1887; 
chosen practically without opposition 3 
times by the peojile; re-elected 1906. 
Asst postmaster of Louisville Ky 1855- 
64; special agt postoffice dept 1864-67; 
in sole charge of army mails, military 
division of the Mississippi with Gen 
Sherman 1864-65; after the war en- 
gaged in re-organizing the mail serv- 
ice from Tennessee to Texas. Mem- 
ber St Paul Commercial Club; Catho- 
lic Knights of America; A O H; K 
of C. 



KELLY AVilliam 1>, St Paul. Res 
672 Summit av, office 135 Lowry Ar- 
cade. Physician and surgeon (R). 
Born Aug 1, 1864 in St Paul Minn, 
son of Daniel and Mary (Collins) 
Kelly. Educated in Jefferson School 
1879; high school 1880; St Paul Busi- 
ness College 1881-82; graduated from 
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 
Ph G 1886; Jefferson Medical College 
M D 1887; post-graduate U of M; 
Johns Hopkins Baltimore; Univ of Ed- 
inburgh, Vienna, Berlin and Dresden. 
Started to work as bundle boy for 
Lindeke, Ladd & Co in 1877 and con- 
tinued to work in various capacities 
for other firms during the summers 
while attending college. Practiced 
medicine with Dr D W Hand St Paul 
in the latter part of 1887. Served as 
private in Co "E" 3d Regt M N G 
1900; Hospital Corps 1901; maj sur- 
geon 1904. Gynjvcologist of City and 
County Hospital; surgeon Free Dis- 
pensary; pathologist St Joseph's Hos- 
pital; medical examiner Mass Mutual 
Life Ins Co. Member of the Ameri- 



can Medical Assn; Ramsey County 
and State Medical societies; honor- 
ary member of the Crow River Val- 
ley Medical Society. 

KENDALL John J, Minneapolis. 
Res 211 E Franklin av, office 104 N 
1855 in Ithaca N Y, son of John and 
2d St. Manufacturer. Born Nor 20, 
Cornelia (Jackson) Kendall. Married 
1885 to Ella E Catlin. Educated in 
public schools Winona and Shattuck 
School Faribault. Employed in drug 
business Winona 1876-95; in various 
mercantile lines, as trav salesman and 
in mnfg confectionery business for 
self Winona 1895-1901; established 
Kendall Mnfg Co Minneapolis working- 
men's clothing mnfrs 1901 to date. 

KENDKICK Fayette 1), Bismarck 
N D. Ofl^ice 27 E 7th st St Paul. Phy- 
sician (H). Born Nov 29, 1S%6 in Dry- 
den Mich, son of Lucius and Eliza 
(Look) Kendrick. Graduated from 
Univ of. Mich M D 1881. Examining 
physician on N Dak state board 10 
years; countv and city physician Bis- 
marck N D 12 years; pension examiner 
and Marine Hospital surgeon 8 years; 
penitentiary physician N Dak peniten- 
tiary 9 years. V pres Minn Ceramic 
Co Coon Creek Minn; First National 
Bank Bismarck; McLean County Bank 
N Dak; and Bank of Braddock N D. 
Member Masonic fraternity; Knights 
Templar; Shrine; B P O E. 

KENNEDY^ Edward Cook, Duluth. 
Res 728 E 4th st, office 307-308 First 
National Bank bldg. Lawyer. Born 
April 24, 1854 in Golway N Y, son of 
L O and Caroline (Cook) Kennedy. 
Married Oct 6, 1880 to Emma Allen. 
Educated in the public schools of Gol- 
way N Y and for 2 years under private 
tutors. Read law in the office of Car- 
roll & Eraser Johnstown N Y and at- 
tended lectures in the Albany Law 
School. Admitted to the bar of Illinois 
1878; began practice of law in Chicago 
with Avery & Comstock; removed to 
Turner county S D and practiced law 
until 1891; then to Superior Wis from 
1891-1906. Member of firms Kennedy 
& Burnutt 1898-1905; Dickinson. Ken- 
nedy & Graham 1897-1901. Makes 
specialty of corporation law and de- 
fense of personal injury cases. Re- 



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ceived military instruction in Poly- 
technic Institute Troy N Y. Member 
State Central Committee 1891-93. Ma- 
sonic fraternity. 

KENNEDY Richard Lea, St Paul. 
Res 529 Holly av. office 512 Globe bldg. 
Lawyer. Born March 1872 in Pitts- 
burgh Pa, son of Matthew and Mary J 
(Cameron) Kennedy. Educated in 
Cutler Academy preparatory school; 
Princeton Univ A B' 1895; Harvard 
Univ LL B 1898. Upon graduation 
commenced the practice of law with 
Hall, Preston & Babbitt Colorado 
Springs Colo; became partner of W P 
Warner St Paul 1904; now member of 
firm Kennedy «S: Van Sant. Author of 
"Trial Evidence" 1905. Member Com- 
mercial. Princeton and Harvard clubs 
St Paul; El Paso Club Colorado 
Springs Colo. 

KENNEDY Roger Sherman, St 

Paul. Res 533 Dayton av, office Rob- 
ert and 3d sts. Merchant. Born June 
1, 1854 in Ireland. Married Sept 1, 
1880 to Stella Hoeveler of Pittsburg 
Pa. Educated in the common schools 
and business college. Learned present 
business in large New York manufac- 
tory and jobbing house 1871-76; head 
of firm and mngr Kennedy Bros Arms 
Co guns, sporting goods, mining sup- 
plies, etc St Paul le./6 to date. Mem- 
ber Commercial, Town and Country 
and Nushka clubs. 

KENT Mallory A, St Paul. Res 

Marlowe Flats, office 25 Davidson blk. 
Manufacturers' agent. Born Sept 22, 
1872 in Fond du Lac Wis, son of Ed- 
ward and Martha (Clarke) Kent. Mar- 
ried Dec 7, 1904 to Olive M Sandbek. 
Educated in common and high schools 
Fond du Lac Wis. First employed by 
Marshall Field & Co Chicago; trav 
salesman for Griswold, Browning & 
Co cloaks 1898-1902; with Milwaukee 
house same line 1902-1906; with Alex 
Black Cloak Co of Toledo O with head- 
quarters in St Paul 1906 to date. 

KENYON George Marcus, St Paul. 
Res 445 Summit av, office 601 Pioneer 
Press bldg. Railway supplies. Born 
Aug 31, 1864 in Watertown N Y, son of 
Alexander M and Amelia (Yendes) 
Kenyon. Married .Tune 9, 1900 to So- 
phie Greve. Educated in public and 
high schools Watertown N Y. First en- 



gaged as gen passenger and ticket agt 
for Rome, Watertown & Ogensburg R 
R at Watertown N Y 1882-83 ; in same 
capacity Oswego N Y 1883-88; moved 
to St Paul and engaged as trav passen- 
ger agt for C P Ry 1888-91; engaged in 
railway supply business for self St 
Paul 1891 to date. Member Minnesota, 
Commercial, Town and Country and 
White Bear Yacht clubs; Masonic 
fraternity. 

KERR Harold Carues, St Paul. 
Res 506 Nat Ger Am Bank bldg. Law- 
yer. Born Sept 15, 1881 in St Paul, 
son of Charles D and Mary Emma 
(Bennett) Kerr. Educated in the pub- 
lic schools of St Paul and graduated 
from Little Falls (Minn) High School 
1901; law dept U of M, LL B 1904. 
Conducted a collection agency at Little 
Falls Minn 1899-1901; began the active 
practice of law Jan 1, 1905; associated 
with Harris Richardson. Member 
Loyal Legion and formerly in Com- 
pany C 1st Inf M N G. 

KERRICK John Henry, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 2214 Bryant av S, ofl[ice 126 
3d av N. Machinery. Born Aug 12, 
1842 in Gilletts Pa, son of John D 
and Margaret M (Deeker) Kerrick. 
Married April 11, 1876 to Mrs Vir- 
ginia A Smith. Educated in common 
schools. First employed as bkpr in 
A T Nichols & Co machine works 
Williamsport Pa. Traveled for same 
and located branch in Indianapolis 
which he conducted until 18 80. 
Moved to Minneapolis and has been 
engaged in machinery business to 
date, first alone, then as Kerrick & 
Frost and then alone. Served in Civil 
War in 179th N Y Vols. Member G 
A R. 

KERST Peter M, St Paul. Res 
944 Lincoln av, office 911 Security 
Bank bldg Minneapolis. Born March 
4, 1864 in St Paul, son of Peter and Jo- 
sephine (Rapp) Kerst. Married Sept 
3, 1895 to Anna Kohout. Left college 
1880 and engaged in banking business 
until 1898; became connected with 
dept of public service 1898; appointed 
by Gov Johnson supt of banks 1895. 
Now bank examiner of Minneapolis. 
Treas German Catholic Aid Assn of 
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KIDDER Jason Timothy, Fergus 
Falls. Office Court House. Public 
official. Born Feb 28, 1870 in Trem- 
peleau county Wis, son of Lovell and 
Jerutia (Brotherton) Kidder. Married 
March 26, 1899 to Amy Fletcher of 
Clitherall Minn. Educated in the pub- 
lic and high schools of Fergus Falls 
and St Cloud Normal School. Was en- 
gaged in various occupations, chiefly 
as trav salseman until 1898, after 
which he was writer, solicitor and con- 
tributor to the press until 1904. In 
1904 he was nominated elk of the dis- 
trict court by the Republican party 
and elected over a field of 9 candi- 
dates. Member of the 3d Regt 
served with 14th Minn Vols seven 
years in Spanish-American War, was 
promoted to corporal and honorably 
discharged in 1899; elected commander 
of the Spanish-American War Veter- 
ans of Camp Vandusee No 3 Fergus 
Falls. Member Knights of Pythias: I 
OOF: K O T M: A O U W: M W A: 
DOR: FOE: and officer in many of 
them: member Commercial Club Fer- 
gus Falls. 

KILDAHL John X, Northfield. 
Pres St Olaf's College and Minister of 
Religion. Born Jan 4, 1857 in Trondh- 
jem Norway, son of Johan and Nico- 
line (B'uvarp) Kildahl. Married in 
1882 to Bertha Soine of Goodhue 
county Minn. Educated in the public 
schools Goodhue county Minn; gradu 
ated from Luther College Decorah la 
A B 1879, and from Luther Seminary 
Madison Wis 1882. Pastor Lutheran 
churches Goodhue county 1882-89; pres 
Red Wing Theological Seminary 1885- 
86 : pastor Bethlehem Lutheran Church 
Chicago 1889-99; pres St Olaf's College 
1899 to date. Instructor in biblical 
literature, psychology and logic. 

KILEV Edward Clarence, Grand 
Rapids. Editor and publisher. Born 
Feb 28, 1863 in Poughkeepsie N Y, 
son of James and Agnes (McNulty) 
Kiley. Married July 30, 1892 to 
Wilhelmina Desjardins. Received his 
education in common schools. First 
employed as printer's apprentice in 
office of Odebolt (la) Observer 1880; 
editor of McCook County News Sa- 
lem S D 1882; editor Northwood (N 
D) Headlight and postmaster of North- 
wood under the Cleveland adminis- 



tration; purchased Grafton Herald 
and conducted same 2 years; sold out 
and engaged for 2 years in reporto- 
rial work on large daily papers; pur- 
chased Progressive Age Duluth 1890; 
moved to Grand Rapids 1893 and 
was employed on the Magnet; estab- 
lished Grand Rapids Herald 18 94; 
bought Review 1906 and consolidated 
the two papers, which he continues to 
edit and publish. Judge of probate 
Itasca county 189 6-98; member 
Northwestern Editorial Assn; Com- 
mercial Club; Independent Samari- 
tans; M W A; F O E; C O F. 

KILGORE William, Minneapolis. 
Res 2634 Fremont av N, office same. 
Lawyer. Born Dec 31, 1838 in Cadi^ 
O, son of Daniel Kilgore. Attended 
Jefferson College Pa 1856-57; gradu- 
ated from Cincinnati Law College LL 
B 1861 and .admitted to bar in Ohio; 
admitted in McLeod county Minn 1874. 
Has practiced law in Minnesota 1S74 
to date. Served in armies of the Ohio 
and Cumberland in Kentucky. Tennes- 
see and West Virginia, private and 1st 
lieut 1861-65. Chairman microscopical 
section Minnesota Academy of Scien- 
ces 1880. Member Butler Post GAR 

KILLORIN John F, Duluth. Res 
516 E 2d St, office 231-237 5th av W. 
Merchant and lumberman. Born July 
1850 in Napanee Can, son of Thomas 
and Mary (Gallagher) Killorin. Mar- 
ried in 1897 to Mary McCaugh. Ed- 
ucated in the common schools in Nai*- 
anee Can. First engaged in lumber 
woods representing Saginaw Mich 
house 1868-82; mngr of logging opera- 
tions in Michigan for A W Wrig.'it 
Lumber Co 1884-92; moved to Duluth 
and was engaged with Swan River 
Logging Co in charge of logging opera- 
tions until 1906; retired from business 
1906 now giving his whole attention 
to his ])rivate interests. Pres Mer- 
chants & Miners State Bank Hibbing, 
V pres and dir Kelley, Howe & Thomp- 
son Duluth. Dir City National Bank 
Duluth: V pres and dir First National 
Bank Chisholm Minn. Has large 
holdings in a number of lumber con- 
cerns throughout the country. Mem- 
ber Kitchi Gammi, Commercial, North- 
land Golf and Duluth Boat clubs; B P 
O E and Knights of Columbus. 



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KIMBALL Hannibal Hamlin, Min- 
neapolis. Res 219 E 24tli, office Pills- 
bury bldg. Physician (R) and sur- 
geon. Born Aug 18, 1843 in Carmel 
Me, son of John and Abigail (Romans). 
Kimball. Educated in public schools 
Herman Me until 16 years of age, then 
at Hampden Academy Me; Lewiston 
Seminary (now Bates College); Childs 
College Pittsfield Mass; Bowdoin Med- 
ical College class of 1866, and Bell- 
view (N Y) Medical College. Has 
been actively engaged in the practice 
of his profession since graduation in 
1866. Member Hennepin County Medi- 
cal Society, Minnesota State Medical 
Society and American Medical Assn; 
Minikahda and Commercial clubs Min- 
neapolis; Masonic fraternity and K P. 

KIMBALL Leonard, Minneapolis. 
Res 65 S 11th st, office 16 S 5th st. 
Printer and bookbinder. Born Aug 23, 
1848 in Naples Me, son of Charles and 
Ruth W (Trafton) Kimball. Married 
Dec 24, 1877 to Mary J Pierce. Edu- 
cated in common schools and attended 
U of M 1867-69 ; engaged in mercantile 
business until 1879; in printing busi- 
ness as Todd & Kimball 1879-84; L 
Kimball Printing Co 1884; organized 
the Kimball-Stover Co 1884, which con- 
tinues to date. Member Publicity 
Club; Masonic fraternity. 

KING Ira Edward, Stillwater. Res 
1342 6th av S, office 112 S ivlain. Drug- 
gist. Born July 27, 1865 in Mankato 
Minn, son of James T and Susan D 
King. Married Dec 16, 1891 to Grace 
Lee Perkins. Educated in common 
and high schools Mankato. First em- 
ployed as mason until 1885; in employ 
of King Bros druggists Stillwater 1885- 
1901; trav salesman for Nelson Baker 
& Co mnfg pharmacists Detroit 1901- 
1905; partner in King Bros Stillwater 
1905 to date. Pres Stillwater Druggists 
Assn; member Masonic fraternity and 
Knights Templar. 

KING I're.ston, Minneapolis. Res 
624 9th st S, office 28 Hennepin av. 
Merchant. Born Feb 6, 18 57 in 
Ilion N Y, son of Wm S and Mary 
(Stevens) King. Married Feb 2, 
1886 to Josephine Marrs. Educated 
in common schools Minneapolis; grad- 
uated from Williston Seminary East 
Hampton Mass 1876; graduated from 
Yale College 18 80. Engaged in mer- 



cantile business until 1895; one of 
the incorporators of Northrop King 
Co Inc seedsmen 1895 and has been 
treas to date. 



KINGSBURY David Lansing, St 

Paul. Res 1996 Milwaukee av, office 
State Capitol. Asst librarian Minn 
Historical Society. Born Dec 28, 1842 
in Marshall Mich, son of Lansing and 
Frances Montague ( Southworth) 
Kingsbury. Married Oct 26, 1869 to 
Anna Sawyer Braman. Educated in 
common schools of Michigan and Min- 
nesota. Removed to Minn Nov 1, 1856 
and settled in Monticello; removed to 
St Paul 1866 where he engaged in the 
hardware business several years. En- 
listed at Ft Snelling Aug 14, 1862 in 
the 8th Minn Vol and served 3 years, 
2 years of which his regiment operated 
against the Sioux Indians 1862-64; 
I)articipated in the Sulley expedition; 
remainder of service was in Tennessee 
and North Carolina. Promoted to 
corp, 1st sergt and 2d lieut. Recorder 
Military Order Loyal Legion of the U 
S, Commandery of Minn 1898-1906. 
Sec 8th Regt Minn Vol Assn; member 
Acker Post 21 G A R; Sons of the 
American Revolution and American 
Library Assn. 

KINGSLEY Nathaniel, Austin. 
Jurist. Born Sept 10, 1850 in Sharon 
Conn. Moved with parents to La 
Salle county 111 18 58; moved to Minn 
18 69 and was engaged on farm for 
1 year when he learned the milling- 
trade; admitted to bar at Preston 
Minn 1876; began practice in Rush- 
ford 18 77; moved to Chatfield 1878 
and engaged in practice; county atty 
Fillmore county 1880-84; moved to 
Austin 1887; elected judge of 10th 
judicial dist 1900. 

KINKELK Charle.s, Walker. Mill- 
er. Born May 8, 185 8 in Germany, 
son of Antone and Feronica (Wag- 
ner) Kinkele. Married Jan 6, 1885 
to Lina Greberg. Educated in Ger- 
many. Came to U S 1882 and lo- 
cated in New Ulm as foreman in malt 
house; moved to Brainerd 1884 and 
engaged in butcher business until 
1896; built Lake Shore Hotel Walk- 
er; mayor Walker 10 years; sec 
Leech Lake Lumber Co; agt for Min- 



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neapolis Brewing Co 15 years. Dir 
First Nat Bank; Walker Telephone 
Co. Member A O U W, B P O E and 
Commercial Club. 



KINNEY James A, Alexandria. 
Printer and publisher. Born June 9, 
18 69 in West Union la, son of A D 
and Sarali (Washburn) Kinney. Mar- 
ried July 2 0, 1893 to Ethel Hennings. 
Educated in Elgin Iowa High School; 
Cedar Rapids Iowa Business College. 
Founded the Observer at Aurora la 
and publislied same for 11 years; 
moved to Alexandria Minn in Novem- 
ber 190 6 and entered into partner- 
ship with O W Hennings in publica- 
tion of The Citizen which he has con- 
tinued to date. Former postmaster 
Aurora la; member I N G, K of P 
and M W A. 

KIRS.CHKR George Fiaitkliii, Lit- 
tle Falls. Ranker. Born Apr 20, 1862 
in Watertown N Y. son of Jacob and 
Caroline (I3arr) Kirscher. Married to 
Lura Patterson. Graduated A B from 
University of Wis. Engaged in bank- 
ing business in Iowa until 1902; 
moved to Little Falls 1902 and has 
been president of Merchants State 
Bank to date. Member Masonic fra- 
ternity; K of P and B P O E. 



KIXYOX Charles J, Owatonna. 
Banker. Born May 17, 1848 in Jeffer- 
son county N Y, son of Samuel and 
Dolly (Wheelock) Kinyon. Married 
in 1874 to Charlotte Wardwell. Edu- 
cated in select school and Hungerford 
Inst Adams N Y. Engaged as teller 
in First National Bank Owatonna 1872; 
cashr 1875-83; v pres 1883-1907. City 
treas 4 terms; alderman 4 years. Mem- 
ber Masonic fraternity. 

KINYON Ceorge K, Owatonna. 
Banker. Born May 31, 1861 in Owa- 
tonna Minn, son of William R and Mat- 
tie (Gillet) Kinyon. Married in 1883 
to Alice Holt. Educated in public 
schools and Pillsbury Academy Owa- 
tonna; asst cashr First National Bank 
Owatonna 1880-81; cashr 1881; pres 
1903 to date. Member Commercial 
Club and Masonic fraternity. 



KINYON AYiDiam K, Owatonna. 
Capitalist. Born Feb 3, 1833 in Jeffer- 
son county N Y, son of Samuel and 
Dolly (Wheelock) Kinyon. Married 
in 1857 to Mattie Gillet. Educated in 
the district schools of Jefferson county; 
Union Academy Belleville N Y, and 
graduated from Union College Sche- 
nectady N Y, A B 1856. Moved to 
Juneau Wis 1856 and was prin of pub- 
lic schools there 1 year; dep elk Dodge 
county Wis 1857-58. Moved to Owa- 
tonna 1858 and engaged in the prac- 
tice of law and real estate business; 
established private bank with J C 
Easton 1866; business was absorbed 
by First Nat Bank of Owatonna estab- 
lished 1871, of which he was made pres 
and served until 1903, since which 
time he has not been actively engaged. 
Commissioned lieut-col M N G 1S61; 
served as alderman and in the legisla- 
ture; chief elk Minn House of Repre- 
sentatives 1869, 1870 and 1871; 
speaker of House 1875-76. Member 
Masonic fraternity. 

KINYON William W, Owatonna. 
Miller. Born Aug 31, 1877 in Owaton- 
na, son of Charles J and Elizabeth 
(Wardwell) Kinyon. Married in 1905 
to Grace Van Eman. Educated in pub- 
lic and high schools Owatonna, gradu- 
ating from U of M, B S 1899. Entered 
Hastings Milling Co 1899 and held var- 
ious positions and offices until elected 
v pres 1905; pres Pride Elevator Co. 
Member M N G 3 years; Board of 
Education; Commercial Club and Phi 
Gamma Delta college fraternity. 

KIPI» Sylvester, Knoxville Tenn. 
Office Germania Life bldg St Paul 
Lawyer. Born April 19, 1845 in Bo- 
vina, Delaware county N Y, son of 
John and Hannah Cornelia (Dingee) 
Ki])p. Graduated from Delaware 
Academy Delhi N Y 1862. Taught 
school 9 terms; member board of trus- 
tees of Henderson (Minn) High School 
1868-78; county atty Sibley county 
Minn 12 years; senior member law 
firm of S & O Kipp St Paul 1873-1904; 
now retired from business. 

KIKHY Stephen K, Hibbing. Res 
101 Centre st, office First National 
Bank. Banker. Born in 1876 in Wy- 
andotte Mich, son of Frank Albert and 



Little Slrtchcit of BUj Folks. 



Elizabeth (Robinson) Kirby. Married 
in 1899 to Helen Davidson. Educated 
in the common and high schools and 
business college Detroit Mich. Was 
engaged as elk and asst cashr in First 
National Bank Little Falls 1896-98; 
moved to Hibbing Minn 1898 as cashr 
of First National Bank, which office 
he still holds. Pres and dir Miners 
State Bank Chisholm Minn; v pres and 
dir First National Rank Virginia Minn 
and First National Bank Ely Minn; 
pres and dir Nashwauk State Bank 
Nashwauk Minn. Member village 
council 190;] to date. Postmaster of 
Hibbing 1901-1906. Member Kitchi 
Gammi Club Duluth; Algonquin Club 
Hibbing and Masonic fraternity. 

KIRK Robert A, St Paul. Res 4 45 
Laurel av, office Jackson cor 2d. Mer- 
chant. Born in Ellsworth Ohio. Mar- 
ried Oct 9, 1865 to Mary E Allen. Re- 
ceived academic education in Ohio. 
First employed by C Aultman & Co 
mnfrs of agricultural implements Can- 
ton O 1876-82; moved to St Paul 1882; 
organized Farwell, Ozmun Kirk & Co 
whol hardware 1887 and is now pres of 
same; firm was Cherritree & Farwell 
1859; Farwell Eros 1868; Geo L Far- 
well 1878; Farwell, Ozmun & Jackson 
1881; now largest of its kind in the 
Northwest. Served 3 years in Ohio 
Vol Inf during Civil War. Pres .Job- 
bers Union 1895-96; Chamber of Com- 
merce 1899-1900; National Hardware 
Assn 1901-1902. 

KIKWAX Patrick H, St Paul. Res 

2.']1 Arundel st, office 201 N Y Life 
bldg. Farm lands. Born March 17, 
1851 in Bradford county Pa, son of 
James and Mary (Blake) Kirwan. Ed- 
ucated in the public schools of Colum- 
bia county Wis and Wayland Univ 
Beaver Dam Wis. Auditor of Renville 
1878-91; surveyor gen Minnesota 1895- 
1900. Engaged in farm land and loan 
business in Minnesota and North Da- 
kota 1901 to date, under firm name of 
P H Kirwan Land Loan & Stock Co. 

KISTLKK Artluir S, St Paul. Res 
616 Sherburne av, office 621 LTniversity 
av. Physician and surgeon. Born Oct 
24, 1871 in Tannersville, Monroe 
county Pa, son of Rufus and Mary J 
(Edinger) Kistler. Married Jan 4, 
1900 to Ellen J Kistler. Attended 



Great Bend High School; graduated 
from Univ of Pa M D 1898. Member 
American Medical Assn and State and 
County Medical societies. 

KIXMOELLER Herman W, Minne- 
apolis. Res 1317 Emerson av N, of- 
fice 112-116 S 5th St. Photographers' 
supplies. Born Dec 3, 1870 in ]\Iin- 
nea])olis, son of S and Margaret Kix- 
moeller. Educated in Minneapolis 
public schools and later by business 
tutor. Entered boot and shoe trade 
1884; entered establishment of O H 
Peck photograph supply merchant as 
bkpr and later as mngr 18 89-9 6; in 
1896 became partner in business of 
Minneapolis Photo Material Co, 
in 1902 firm was merged with O H 
Peck and Fouch & Co under firm 
name of O H Peck Company, of 
which he is pres and treas. 

KLASEN Albert H, St Cloud, Law- 
yer. Born April 30, 1870 in Prussia 
Germany, son of Henry and Helena 
(Luebbers) Klasen. Married Sept 26, 
1895 to Mathilda Heimann. Moved to 
Stearns county Minn 1872; educated in 
common schools and St .John's Univ; 
graduated from law dept Univ of Mich 
1903. Began practicing law in St 
Cloud 1903 and has continued to date. 
Former pres Parker Johnson Club of 
Minn 1904; member Knights of Col- 
umbus. 

KLEIN C H, Chaska. Banker and 
brickmaker. Born June 2, 1872 in 
Carver county Minn, son of George 
and Mary (Herrmeyer) Klein. Mar- 
ried Dec 15, 1898 to Matilda Bauer- 
meister. Attended common schools 
and Curtis Business College. Engaged 
in teaching school Carver county 1894- 
97 ; bkpr and sales agt for Christ Herr- 
meyer St Paul 1890-93; engaged in 
brick business 1895 to date. Pres C li 
Klein Brick Co and First National 
Bank. Member House of Representa- 
tives 1902-1906. 

KLEINMANN Charles P, Minne- 
apolis. Res 1315 Clinton av S, office 
807 N Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born 
1878 in Hutchinson Minn, son of John 
G Kleinmann. Graduated from Hutch- 
inson (Minn) High School 1898; law 
dept U of M 1902; Curtis Business 
College Minenapolis 1903; post-gradu- 



Little Sketches of Bit/ Foils. 



ate course law dept U of M, LL M 
1903. Practiced law in Minneapolis 
1903 to date. Member 14th Minn Vol 
Inf Si)anish-Americau War. Member 
Knights of Columbus. 

KLKIXSCHMIDT Coiuad, Mankato. 
Res 611 N Broad, office X 4th st. Mil- 
ler; sash, door and blinds. Born Feb 
15, 1861 in Hesse-Darmstadt Germany, 
son of John and Catherine Klein- 
schmidt. Married in 1882 to Anna 
Boehland of Mankato. Educated ni 
the public schools of Racine. After 
leaving school learned carpentry trade 
with his father initil 1879; in business 
as carpenter and contractor Mankato 
1879-83; in St Paul 1883-91 ; with D H 
Hays & Co contractors Chicago as 
sui)t and estimator 1891-94, when he 
returned to Mankato; organized pres- 
ent firm of Kleinschmidt Bros 1894; 
millers, contractors and engaged 
in the manufacture of sash, doors, 
blinds and lumber. Served as city 
assessor Mankato; alderman Man- 
kato 1892-94. Member Commercial 
Club; B P O E; Sons of Hermann; I O 
O F; United Workmen. 



KLINE M L, St Peter. Merchant. 
Born Feb 28, 1870 in St Peter, son of 
William and Elizabeth (Schwartz) 
Kline. Educated in public and high 
schools St Peter. Became a member 
in 1890 of Kline & Co furniture, estab- 
lished by his father in 1856 and has 
been continuously in business to date. 
Member city council 9 years; i)res of 
same; member Commercial Club. 

IvLING Elmer Ambrose, Little 
Falls. Lawyer. Born Oct 5, 1862 in 
Trov, Walworth county Wis, son of 
William and Margaret A (Cummings) 
Kling. Married Sei)t 10, 1884 to Sarah 
M Carr. Educated in district school; 
graduated from high school Mason 
City la 1879; graduated from law 
dept U of M, LL B 1896. Began prac- 
tice of law in Minneapolis in 1896; 
moved to Verndale Minn in 1898; 
moved to Little Falls in 1902 and has 
been engaged in practice to date. 
Elected court commissioner of Morri- 
son county 1904. Grand orator of 
Grand Lodge of Minnesota 1905; sen- 
ior grand deacon of Grand Lodge 1907 
A F & A M. 



KLOEPPING Henry Herman, St 

Paul. Res 250 Rice st, office 43 W 7th 
St. Accountant and teacher. Born 
Jan 9, 1881 in Ma])le Grove Neb, son 
of Herman and Hermina Kloepping. 
Graduated Farmington High School 
1901; Globe Business College 1903; 
Valparaiso (Ind) College 1904-1905. 
Teacher and bkpr Globe Business Col- 
lege 1903-1904 and 1905-1906; from 
March 1906 sec and treas. 



KNAPP AVilliam H, Rochester. 
Flour mills. Born Nov 23, 1854 in 
Troy Pa, son of William H Knapp. 
Married 1887 to Mary G Kelley. Edu- 
cated in the public schools of W^est- 
field N Y and high school Rochester 
N Y. First engaged as bk])r with car- 
riage woodwork nmfg comi)any at Un- 
ion Springs and Aurora N Y; bkpr for 
whol picture moulding company 1871- 
75; moved to Rochester Minn and was 
engaged as bkpr for J D Blake & Co 
1876-89; in retail crockery business 
1889-90; business mngr and accounting 
officer Rochester State Hospital 1890- 
1902; engaged in milling business with 
John A Cole Rochester 1892 to date. 
M e m b e r Masonic fraternity and 
Knights Templar. 



KNEELANl) Thomas, Minneapolis. 
Res 124 S 13th st, office 554 Security 
Bk bldg. Lawyer. Born June 19, 1851 
in Harrison Me, son of Peabody and 
Abigail ( Cummings) Kneeland. Worked 
on a farm as a boy and taught school 
in Maine from 1874-77; was prin of S 
Berwick Academy at S Berwick Me. 
Graduated from Bridgeton Academy at 
N Bridgeton Me 1870; and from Bow- 
doin College Me 1874; received degree 
of B A and in 1877 M A. Began study 
of law in the office of the Hon W L 
Putnam Portland Me 1877-79; was ad- 
mitted to practice in the supreme 
court of Maine 1879; in Minnesota 
1880 and in supreme court of the U S 
1903. Member Commercial Club and 
Masonic fraternity. 

KNIGHT AugiLstus F, St Paul. Res 
17 E 5th st, office Bradley bldg. Archi- 
tect. Born Nov 22, 1831 in Warsaw N 
Y, son of Noyes and Sally (Langdon) 
Knight. Attended public schools and 
studied architecture with Sage Wilcox 
& Rush Buffalo N Y. Removed to St 



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Little Ski'tcJicfi of Bui Folks. 



Paul June 1857 with H P Thompson a 
fellow student, where they formed a 
co-partnership lasting until 1859; then 
removed to St Louis Mo and continued 
business until outbreak of Civil War 
checked building operations. Partici- 
pated in the Indian War 1862; after- 
wards returning to St Paul, where he 
is still engaged in the practice of his 
profession. 

KNIGHTS Frederick Arnott, Min- 
neapolis. Res 2804 Chicago av, office 
416 Masonic Temple. Physician (R). 
Born 1861 in Lamoille 111. Attended 
Doane College Crete Neb; graduated 
from medical dept Northwestern Univ 
1890. Has practiced medicine 1890 to 
date. Member Minn State Medical 
Society; American Medical Assn; 
and Hennepin County Medical Society; 
councillor 4th dist. 

KNISPEL George Charles, St Paul. 
Res 471 Clinton av, office 353-355 
Jackson st. Manufacturer. Born May 
4, 1865 in New York N Y, son of Henry 
I and Emilia (Kuhles) Knispel. Mar- 
ried July 14, 1886 to Mary E Moeller. 
Graduated from New York public 
schools 1879. Engaged for several 
years with large cigar mnfrs in New 
York City; then entered employ of 
Kuhles & Stock Co cigar mnfrs in 
August 1881; visited New York 1882 
and returned to same firm 1884; has 
been successively packer, foreman, 
supt, mngr, and since incorporation 
sec and treas. 

KNOWLTON David Waldo, Minne- 
apolis. Res 59 S 11th st, office 514 
Masonic Temple. Lawyer. Born July 
4, 1862 in Worchester Mass. son of 
Daniel Waldo and Mary E (Clapp) 
Knowlton. Married Oct 5, 1901 to El- 
len E Bugbee. Educated in public 
schools Worcester; graduated from 
Colby Univ Waterville Me A B 1883. 
Engaged in practice in Minneapolis 
as member of Babcock. Bacon & 
Knowlton 1888-90; with Judge F B 
B'ailey 1891-93; alone to date. Dir Ma- 
sonic Temple Assn; Minnesota & Man- 
itoba R R. Mason 33d degree; treas 
of the Grand Lodge and member 
board of custodians; member Phi Beta 
Kappa. Served 12 years in M N G; 
later asst inspector gen on brigade 
staff. Clk of probate court Hennepin 
county 1890. 



KNOX Samuel Goodliue, Duluth. 
Res 1511 E 1st st, office 102 Palladio 
bldg. Lumber. Born Dec 11, 1832 in 
Pembroke N H, son of Hiram and De- 
borah C (Goodhue) Knox. Married 
March 26, 1862 to Eliza F Babcock. 
Educated in the district schools and 
academy Pembroke, and private mili- 
tary school. Taught school in New 
Hampshire 1849-50; moved to Oxford 
Wis and conducted gen store with his 
brother 1855-64; moved to Montana 
and remained there 1864-67; returned 
to Grand Rapids Wis where he was en- 
gaged in lumber and logging business; 
thence to Stevens Point until 1872; 
Warsaw 1872-92; removed to Duluth 
1892 and established the Knox Lumber 
Co, from which he retired in 1900. Has 
large lumber and sawmill interests in 
various parts of the U S. Dir Ameri- 
can Exchange Bank Duluth. Member 
Masonic fraternity. 

KNUDSON Theodore E, Brecken- 
ridge. Banker. Born March 6, 1880 
in Rothsay Minn, son of Thomas and 
Sigri (Smikop) Knudson. Married 
June 19. 1906 to Martha A Caspar. 
Educated in public and grammar 
schools Fergus Falls Minn; graduated 
from commercial dept Park Region 
Luther College Fergus Falls 1900. 
Clerked 1 year in a gen merchandise 
store Breckenridge; commenced work 
for Merchants State Bank of Brecken- 
ridge Minn as bkpr 1901; appointed 
asst cashr 1902; promoted to cashr 
same year. Bought an interest in 
Wolverton State Bank Wolverton 
Minn 1906, and is dir of same. Mem- 
ber and sec Breckenridge Water & 
Light Commission; member Mascnic 
fraternity. 

IvNUTSON Kmite, Swift Falls. 
Farmer. Born Jan 19, 1869 in Nor- 
way. Educated in common schools; 
Benson High School and Willmar 
Seminary. Taught school in Swift 
and Pope counties 5 years; while 
teaching school read law through 
Sprague Correspondence School De- 
troit Mich; employed in State Grain 
Dept at Duluth 3 years; trav solicitor 
in N Dak for Duluth grain companies 
2 seasons; now engaged in farming; 
school board dir; elected representa- 
tive to legislature 1907. 



Little .Sketches of Big Folks. 



KOCH Fritz, St Paul. Res 7 88 
Goodrich av, office 401 Manhattan bldg. 
Brick manufacturer. ]5orn 1SG9 in 
Holland, son of Williana Koch. En- 
gaged in the manufacture of brick 
with father in Holand. Moved to St 
Paul 1889 and incorporated the Twin 
City Brick Co, of which he is pres. 
Member Commercial Club; Builders 
Exchange and Manufacturers Assn. 

KOCH William E, New Ulm. Bank- 
er. B'orn Aug 30, 1868 in New Ulm, 
son of Ernst G and Elsabeth (Sahli) 
Koch. Attended public and high 
schools New Ulm. Bkpr in the Citi- 
zens Bank New Ulm 1S86; asst cashr 
1892; cashr 1898, which position he 
still holds. 

KOEHLER George AV, St Paul. 
Res 725 Goodrich av, office 255-265 E 
3d St. Merchant. Born Nov 1, 1S62 
in Manitowoc Wis, son of John A 
Koehler. Educated in the common and 
high schools of Manitowoc Wis. En- 
gaged ill merchandise business with 
his farther in Manitowoc Wis until 
1885; member Koehler & Hinrichs 
whol grocers St Paul 1885 to dato. 
Member B P O E and Commercial 
Club St Paul. 



KOHLER Christian Henry, Min- 
neapolis. Res Holmes Hotel, office 612 
Pillsbury blk. Physician and surgeon 
(R). Born Oct 5, 1868 in Watertown 
Minn, son of Sebastian and Jolianna 
(Baumann) Kohler. Attended common 
and high school Watertown Minn; 
graduated from American Medical Col- 
lege St Louis Mo 1887; Hahnemann 
Medical College Chicago 1888; U of M 
medical dept 1898; post-graduate work 
in Vienna Austria 1 year in 1885 and 
3 months in 1900. Has practiced med- 
icine and surgery 1888 to date; oculist 
and aurist, specialist; eye, ear, nose 
and throat surgeon to St Barnabas 
Hospital Minneapolis. V pres Pioneer 
Realty Co and R R Stoner Land Co 
Ltd Minneapolis; v pres and sec Min- 
neapolis Brick & Tile Co; pres Wis- 
consin Development Co; AW Lucas 
Co Bismarck N D; v pres Hillside 
Cemetery Co. Member County, State 
and National Medical societies; Min- 
neapolis Commercial, and Automobile 
cmbs; B P O E and M W A. 
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KOLL 3Iathias N, Cass Lake. Pub- 
lic official. Born May 4, 1874 in Cold 
Spring Minn, son of Lorenz and 
Elizabeth (Bold) Koll. Married Nov 
20, 1899 to Dorothea Kajiphahn. Edu- 
cated in State Normal School St Cloud 
and Sauk Center (Minn) Academy. 
First engaged as carpenter and paint- 
er until 19; taught school in Stearns 
and Douglas counties; dep county 
auditor Douglas county 1898-1901; 
asst cashr Farmers Nat'l Bank Alex- 
andria 1901-1904. Appointed receiver 
in U S Land Office Cass Lake Minn 
1904; pres Eagle Clothing Co Alexan- 
dria; sec and treas Taylor Lumber 
& Lath Co Cass Lake; sec Cardie 
Mining Co Cass Lake; sec Alexandria 
Commercial Club 2 years; chairman 
Douglas County Republican Commit- 
tee 2 years. Member A O U W (re- 
corder 3 years) Alexandria; former 
D H C R of courts of C O F Miller 
ville and Alexandria. 

KOXAXTZ Cliarles Francis, St 

Paul. Res Boardman Hotel, office 584 
Ernst bldg. Dentist. Born Se])t 7, 
1847 in Quincy 111, son of Paul and 
Wilhelmina Konantz. Attended pub- 
lic schools at Quincy 111; graduated 
from Western College of Dental Sur- 
gery St Louis Mo D D S 1878. Was 
pres Konantz Saddlery Co; interested 
ill various commercial and financial in- 
stitutions in Minnesota and North Da- 
kota. Served on Board of County 
Commissioners Ramsey county and 
Board of School Inspectors St Paul. 
Was a private soldier in the Union 
army during the Civil War 1861-65. 
Member Minn Historical Society and 
St Paul Commercial Club. 

KONANTZ Edward A, St Paul. Res 
622 Iglehart st, office 227 E 6th st. 
Manufacturer. Born Nov 9, 1857 in 
Quincy 111, son of Paul and Wilhelmina 
Konantz. Attended Quincy 111 public 
schools; graduated from high school 
at age of 13; from Gem City Business 
College. Began work in harness fac- 
tory at age of 16; member of firm of 
W H Konantz & Bro Quincy at 20: 
began retail harness business St Paul 
1882; added whol dept 1884; incorpor- 
ated the Konantz Saddlery Co whol 
mnfrs of saddlery 1889; company sold 
out to the Konantz-Gaver Co Dec 1905, 



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Little i^l-etrJies of Big Folks. 



of which he is now pres, employing 200 
men. Largely interested in banking 
and lumber in North Dakota and in 
the loan and land business throughout 
the Northwest; pres and treas Dakota 
Land & Investment Co; pres First 
International Bank Columbus N D; 
Citizens Lumber Co Bow Bells; Citi- 
zens Lumber Co Flaxton; Citizens 
Lumber Co Columbus N D; also Inde- 
pendent Lumber Co Kenmare N D. 
Member Commercial Club; Masonic 
fraternity. 

KOON Martin 15, Minneapolis. Res 
1600 Harmon pi, office 350 Temple 
Court. Lawyer. Born Jan 22, 1841 in 
Schuyler county N Y, son of Alanson 
and Marilla (Wells) Koon. Educated 
in the public schools of Hillsdale 
county Mich, and 3 years in Hillsdale 
College; left college in 1864 owing to 
ill health and went to California where 
he taught school for 2 vears; received 
degree of LL D from Hillsdale College 
some years later. Began practice in 
1868 in Hillsdale Mich in firm of E L <& 
M B Koon; afterwards Koon & Merrill 
Minneapolis 1878-81; Koon, Merrill & 
Keith 1881-83; judge of district court 
Hennepin county 1883-86; practiced 
law alone 1886-90, since which time 
has been at the head of the firm of 
Koon, Whalen & Bennett. V pres N 
W National Bank and Minn Loan and 
Trust Co; dir Minneapolis General E- 
lectric Co; Minneapolis Street Rail- 
way Co; Electric Steel Elevator Co 
and Great Western Elevator Co. Mem- 
ber Minneapolis, Minikahda and La- 
fayette clubs. 

KKAHMER Edward G, St Paul. 
Res 442 Pine st, office Court House. 
Public official. Born Jan 31, 1858 in 
New Ulm Minn, son of Edward F and 
Phillippina (Pfaff) Krahmer. Married 
Sept 7, 1884 to Emma Albrecht. Edu- 
cated in public schools and commercial 
college St Paul. Employed by father 
as painting contr 1875-84 and succeed- 
ed to the business 1884; sold out 1891; 
engaged in the real estate business 
1896. Member assembly St Paul June 
to Dec 1896; register of deeds 1897- 
1900; county auditor 1903 to date. 

KRAMGER Paid, St Paul. Res 
823 Hague av, office St Anthony Park. 
Manufacturer. Born May 16, 1857 in 
Berlin Germanv, son of Frank and 
Mary (Schmidt) Kraniger. Married 



April 28, 1891 to Helen Huber. Edu- 
cated in the public schools in Bertsen 
Germany until 1871; high school Stras- 
burg Germany 1871-74. Removed to U 

5 1876 and engaged as bkpr and sales- 
man with A Weigell Milwaukee; re- 
moved to St Paul and became a mem- 
ber of N W Bedding Co 1888, manufac- 
turers and jobbers of mattresses, 
springs, beds, etc; now sec of same. 

KRAXK Alfred J, St Paul. Res 
893 Osceola av, office 142 E 6th st. 
Merchant. Born Jan 10, 1866 in New 
Ulm Minn, son of Frank William and 
Susan (Sausen) Krank. Married Feb 
17, 1896 to Emma Hundt. Educated in 
the common schools of St Paul and St 
Louis Mo. Was variously employed 
in St Paul until 1879, when he learned 
the cutler's and grinder's trade with 
Franke & Schnell, of which firm he 
became foreman in 1881; purchased 
the interest of Schnell who had suc- 
ceeded Franke & Schnell and estab- 
lished the firm of Alfred J Krank & 
Co 1882; firm was known as H Schnell 

6 Co 1884; then Schnell & Krank until 
1903, when present firm of Alfred J 
Krank succeeded; mnfr and dealer in 
barbers' supplies and cutlery, being 
the largest in the Northwest. Mem- 
ber Commercial Club; treas Turnver- 
ein from 1900. 

KRATKA Prank H, Thief River 
Falls. Postmaster. Born May 21, 1850 
in Sugar Island farm, Le Banon county 
Wis, son of Paul and Mary Kratka. 
Married Jan 25, 1871 to Alice B Lucas. 
Educated in schools of Henderson Minn 
First employed as trav salesman for 
N B Harwood St Paul dry goods and 
notions i867-83: started trading post 
and opened townsite Thief River Falls 
1887; was first mayor for 12 years; 
first postmaster and same at present; 
2 years in Washington D C promoting 
opening of Red Lake Reservation; as- 
sited in treaty making with Chippewa 
Indians. Pres F H Kratka Land 
Water Power & Imp Co until 1900. 
Served in 10th Minn Regt. Member 
Territorial Pioneers of Minn, and An- 
tlers Club Thief River Falls. 

KREFTIXG Albert, Minneapolis. 
Res 4979 Lyndale av N, office 112 
Kasota blk. Brick mnfr. Born Dec 
9, 185 6 in Frederickstad Norway, 



Little Slrfchrs of BUj Folks. 



son of Carl L and Grethe (Erricksen) 
Krefting. Educated in common 

schools and agricultural college Nor- 
way. Moved to U S 1879 and en- 
gaged in farming in Wis; employed 
in brick mnfg 188 0-19 06; since en- 
gaged in brick mnfg under firm name 
of Krefting & Benson. 

KRKMKR Arthur A, Grand Rapids. 
Public oflScial. Born .Jan 23, 1867 in 
Saginaw Mich, son of William and 
Sophia (Zwerk) Kremer. Married 
Oct 5, 1892 to Birdie Thompson. Re- 
ceived his education in the common 
schools. Reared on a farm near Sagi- 
naw until 20; first employed in Home 
Nat'l Bank Saginavv 18 months, vari- 
ously emi)loyed until winter of 1891- 
92 when he moved to Grand Rapids; 
employed in Lumbermans (now First 
Nat'l) Bank; bkpr for Tuller Bros 
gen merchandise; elected treas Itas- 
ca county and still holds office. Served 
in Mich N G. Member Masonic fra- 
ternity; K of P; Maccabees; I O F; 
F O E; O E S and R S. 

KRETZ Hermann, St Paul. Res 
768 Summit av, oflfice 1016 N Y Life 
bldg. Architect. Born May 20, 18 60 
in Essen Germany, son of John and 
Margaret ( Marre ) Kretz. Married 
1894 to Helen B Botzed. Attended 
School of Technology Essen Ger- 
many; College Holzminden Bruns- 
wick Germany 1880. Traveled in 
Europe 1879-80; practiced profession 
in U S and Canada 1881-87; in St 
Paul 1887 to date. 

KRIEGER ALLAN C, St Paul. Res 
569 Grand av, office 220-226 E 3d 
St. Merchant. Born April 3 0, 1858 
in St Paul, son of Louis Krieger. 
Married in 188 7 to Hattie Johnson. 
Educated in public and high schools 
St Paul. Engaged with C Gotzian & 
Co shoe mnfrs 1873-96; v pres St 
Paul Rubber Co 1900 to date. Mem- 
ber Masonic fraternity, B P O E, 
Junior Pioneers and K of P. 

KROEGER Frederick, Winona. 
Publisher. Born June 2, 1855 in 
Highland Wis, son of Frederick and 
Anna (Schwartzenbach) Kroeger. 
Married June 4, 18 78 to Florence A 
Matteson. Educated in common 

schools of Winona 1860-68. Appren- 



tice to bookbinding and printing trade 
1868-70; foreman Winona Herald 
1870-83; engaged in publishing busi- 
ness 1883 to date; sec and treas 
Jones & Kroeger Co. Member Ma- 
sonic fraternity. 

KRON Frederick, Mankato. Res 
104 N Broadway, office 110 N Front 
St. Merchant. Born Aug 9, 1852 
in Milwaukee Wis, son of Clements 
and Johanna (Ambruster) Kron. 
Married in 1877 to Clara Ulman. Ed- 
ucated in Mankato parochial schools. 
Employed by his father in hotel busi- 
ness Mankato until 1872; succeeded 
father 1872-74; established dept 
store 1874 and has been engaged in 
same to date. Dir Mankato State 
Bank. Member Commercial Club 
and B P O E. 

KRIXKEHERG AVilliani, Minnea- 
polis. Res 316 20th av S, office 
403 6th av S. Cornice mnfr. Born 
July 15, 1868 in Minneapolis, son 
of Frederick and Anna (Thoma) 
Kruckeberg. Married Nov 1890 to 
Josephine Naegel. Educated in com- 
mon schools. First engaged in cor- 
nice mnfg business with M H Critten- 
den & Co 1884-90; in same line of 
business for self until 1904 when he 
bought out Minneapolis Roofing & 
Cornice Works and has been pro- 
prietor of same to date. 

KRrMDICK Gerhard H, W'inona. 
Res 2 51 E Wabasha, ofl^ce 150 E 2d. 
Merchant. Born April 5, 1843 in 
Hanover Germany, son of John 
Krumdick. Married in 1865 to Mary 
Heitman. Attended public schools 
Sheboygan Wis. Clerked in hard- 
ware firm Sheboygan 1859-64; en- 
gaged in grain and seed business for 
self Fountain City Wis 1864-76; 
moved to Winona and engaged in 
same business 18 76 to date. 

KUHLO Arnold, St Paul. Res 

4 68 Dayton av, office 97 E 4th st. 
Manufacturer. Born Oct 6, 1862 in 
Detmold Germany, son of Ernst and 
Elizabeth (Weihe) Kuhlo. Married 
May 2 4, 18 89 to Adele Kuender. Ed- 
ucated in the common schools of Ger- 
many and Polytechnic Institute of 
Hanover Germany completing his 
course in mechanical engineering in 



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1880. Emigrated to the U S and lo- 
cated in N Y employed at trade of 
mnfr of surveying engineer's instru- 
ments; removed to St Louis 1881 
where he was employed by A S Aloe 
Co; was made supt in mathematical 
dept 1884 continuing until 1891 
when he removed to Chicago and 
eventually located in St Paul Jan 
1892; employed by Boeringer & Son 
until Dec 1893 when he started in 
business for self as A Kuhlo until 
19 02 when style name of firm was 
changed to Kuhlo Mnfg Co, of which 
he is pres and dir engaged in the 
mnfr of surveying, engineering and 
astronomical instruments. 

KUNZ Mathias, Minneapolis Res 
1819 Jackson st N E, office Nicollet 
Island. Oils. Born March 22, 1856 
in Germany, son of Mathias and 
Katherina (Brown) Kunz. Married 
Sept 2 6, 1882 to Emma Habeck. Ed- 
ucated in common schools. Moved 
to Minneapolis and employed by 
Union Iron Works 1883 as engineer; 
engaged in livery business and con- 
tinued until 1892; in oil business in 
1888; V pres and treas Kunz Oil Co 
incorporated 1904 to date. Member 
I O O F. 



LA BAR George 1), Brainerd. 
Banker. Born Sept 4, 1866 in Ber- 
lin Wis; son of Dennison D and Mary 
C (Holland) La Bar. Married Oct 
3, 1900 to Mayme Mitchell. Educated 
in Zumbrota public schools, with 
several years of special business 
schooling. Engaged as telegraph op- 
erator for C M & St P Ry at Zumbro- 
ta 1882-83; entered service as clerk 
in First Nat'l Bank Brainerd 1883 
and successively held all positions un- 
til 1903 when he was elected pres. 
Pres Minn Park Region Land Co; sec 
Park Opera House Assn. Purchased 
part interest in Bank of Cass Lake 
1900; reorganized 1902 as First Nat'l 
Bank Cass Lake of which he was vice 
pres; elected pres 1903; sold interest 
and retired 1904. City treas of Brain- 
erd 1891-98; member Am and Minn 
Bankers assns; Masonic fraternity; 
Shrine; M W A and Commercial Club. 



LA BARE Frank, Owatonna. Man- 
ufacturer. Born May 2 9, 1867 in 
Owatonna Minn, son of Henry N and 
Sara E (Tulleys) La Bare. Married 
in 1892 to Ida M Kinyon. Educated 
in public and high schools Owatonna. 
Entered Owatonna Mnfg Co dairy 
equipments as apprentice 1886; pres 
of same 189 8 to date. Member 
School Board 6 years; member Com- 
mercial Club, Masonic fraternity and 
Royal Arcanum. 

LADI) George Armstrong, St Paul. 
Res 250 Brompton W, office 210 Nat 
German American Bank bldg. Born 
June 16 1853 in New London county 
Conn, son of Uriah and Mary Cather- 
ine (Burdick) Ladd. Married Dec 
29, 18 88 to Anna M W^etzell. Edu- 
cated in the Connecticut Literary In- 
stitute Suffield Conn. First engaged 
as book salesman; moved to Wash- 
ington county Minn and engaged in 
farming; then came to St Paul in 
1887. Has been engaged in the real 
estate business from 1890 to date. 
Member of Sons of the American 
Revolution and Masonic fraternity. 

LAING Robert B, Thief River Falls. 
Manufacturer. Born Aug 22, 1857 in 
Ontario, son of Andrew and Agnes 
(Kerr) Laing. Married Nov 22, 1882 
to Ellen Jackson. Educated in Rock- 
wood (Ont) Academy. Moved to N 
Dak and engaged in farming 1887- 
1900; member Diebel & Laing ma- 
chinery Milton N Dak until 1902; pres 
and mngr Pioneer Machine & Hard- 
ware Co Milton N Dak 1902 to date; 
V pres Pioneer Sash & Door Co Thief 
River Falls 1906 to date. Member 
Masonic fraternity and I O O F. 

LAIRD Scott, Winona. Res 2 58 
W Sanborn, office 65-67 W 2d. Pub- 
lisher. Born Oct 21, 1875 in Wino- 
na Minn, son of John C and Charlotte 
(Jarvis) Laird. Married in 1903 to 
Maud Weller. Educated in public 
and high schools Winona 18 81-94; 
post-graduate course 189 4-95; col- 
lector Republican office Winona 1895- 
96; bkpr 1895-1901; business mngr 
Herald and Republican 1901 to date. 
Member Masonic fraternity. 



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LAIKD William H, Winona. Lum- 
berman. Born Feb 24, 1833 in Union 
county Pa, son of Robert H Laird. 
Married in 18 56 to Mary J Watson. 
EducWed in public schools Union 
counmN^a and Lewisburg (Pa) Acad- 
em)t/^ First engaged as elk in gen 

"jlierchandise store Clinton county Pa 
1850-5.5; moved to Winona 1855 and 
has since been engaged in lumber 

fJbusiness. V pres Laird-Norton Co; 
pres Second Nat Bank Winona and 
Winona Lumber Co. 

LAKE Fred H, Fergus Falls. Real 
estate and loans. Born Dec 4, 185 5 
in North Easton Mass, son of Jeremy 
and Charity (Gleason) Lake. Mar- 
ried Oct 1, 1901 to Anna E Lake. 
Educated in high schools North Eas- 
ton Mass. First engaged in U S 
Land Ofhce Fergus Falls until 1883, 
since which time has been in real 
estate and loan business. Member 
Lake & Lowry proprs Farmers Loan 
Bank. Member Commercial Club 
and K of P. 

LAMIJERSOX Lafayette, Warren. 
Banker. Born Nov 6, 1854 in Wiscon- 
sin, son of Alfred and Sarah S Lam- 
berson. Married Oct 23, 1879 to Fan- 
nie E Elder. Educated in public 
schools. Engaged in mercantile busi- 
ness until 1883; organized Bank of 
Perham 1883 and sold same 18 84; 
moved to Warren and established 
Bank of Warren 1884; which he still 
owns; pres State Bank of Hawley; 
Pioneer Loan & Land Co of Warren. 
Member city council; Board of Edu- 
cation; mayor 1891-93; member Mas- 
onic fraternity; K of P; M W A and 
Commercial Club. 

LA31BERTON Henry M, Winona. 
Lawyer. Born Sept 12, 1861 in St 
Peter Minn, son of Henry and Mar- 
garet (Plumer) Lamberton. Mar- 
ried in 1892 to Janette McKain. 
Educated in public schools Winona 
and graduated from Princeton Univ 
1885; admitted to bar Winona 1887 
and has been engaged in pactice of 
his profession to date. Pres Minn 
Light & Power Co; member Capitol 
Commission, Arlington Club and B 
P O E. 



LAMMERS Albert John, Stillwa- 
ter. Lumber. Born April 1, 18 59 in 
Taylors Falls Minn, son of Freder- 
ick William and Helen C (Nelson) 
Lammers. Married in 1882 to Em- 
ma Kroon. Educated in public 
schools of Minn. Member of firm 
of Lammers Bros established 1884 
Stillwater; dir Putnam Lumber Co; 
Bahama Lumber Co; Sol way Land Co; 
V pres Solway Merc Co Solway Minn; 
stockholder Central Florida Land Co; 
Royal Lumber Co of British Colum- 
bia; McGoldrick Lumber Co Spo- 
kane Wash. Member Commercial 
Club St Paul; Masonic fraternity and 
B P O E. 

LAMMERS Charles A, Stillwater. 
Res 1311 S 2d st, office Court House. 
Public official. Born Feb 28, 1862 
in Taylors Falls Minn, son of Frede- 
rick W and Helen C (Nelson) Lam- 
mers. Married July 8, 1885 to Julia 
E Moriarty. Received common school 
education in Washington county 
Minn, one term in Curtiss Business 
College at Minneapolis. Engaged in 
whol and retail business from 188 8- 
93 with August Booren under firm 
name of Booren & Lammers. Has 
been register of deeds Jan 1 1893 to 
date. 

LAMMERS George August, Still- 
water. Res 620 Pine st, office Mosier 
blk. Lumber. Born March 5, 185 7 
in Taylors Falls Minn, son of Fred- 
erick William L and Helen C (Nel- 
son) Lammers. Married in 1879 to 
Ida S Johnson. Educated in the 
common schools of Minn. Engaged 
in logging 1873-84 when he estab- 
lished business for himself under 
firm name of Lammers Bros logging 
lumber and timber lands in Bahama 
Islands, North and South Carolina, 
Florida, Idaho, Washington, British 
Columbia and Minn. V pres and dir 
Royal Lumber Co British Columbia; 
pres and dir Salway Land Co Still- 
water; dir Salway Mercantile Co Sal- 
way Minn; stockholder Putnam Lum- 
ber Co St Paul; Bahama Lumber Co; 
Central Florida Land Co and McGold- 
rick Lumber Co Spokane Wash. 
Member Commercial Club St Paul; 
Masonic fraternity; K T; B P O E 
and U W A. 



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L.AMPEKT Leonhart, Minneapolis. 
Res 15 02 9th av S, office Lumber 
Exchange. Lumber. Born June 4, 
185 8 in Flesh, canton Graubuenden 
Switzerland, son of Jacob and Maria 
Catherine (Adonk) Lampert. Edu- 
cated in the public schools of West 
Bend Wis; and Northwestern Univ 
Watertown Wis, graduating with de- 
gree of B A 1880. Employed by 
Youmans Bros & Hodgins Winona 
in various capacities until 1884 when 
he engaged in business for self. Pres 
and dir Lampert Lumber Co Minne- 
apolis and Nooksack River Mills Co 
Ferndale Wash; v pres and dir Old 
Oregon Lumber Co Seattle; treas and 
dir William C Brandt Lumber Co 
Minneapolis; and dir Old Oregon 
Mills Warrenton Ore. Member of 
Commercial Club. 

LAMSON Frank Bailey, Buffalo. 
Postmaster. Born Oct 14, 1867 in 
Mount Carmel Conn, son of Levi and 
Addie (Bailey) Lamson. Married 
Jan 1, 1890 to Anna Sophia Nodine. 
Attended Ryan High bcaool Appleton 
Wis. Taught school; editor and pub- 
lisher Cokato Enterprise 18 89-9 0; 
county auditor Wright county 1893- 
96; asst sergeant at arms Minn 
State Senate 1897; editor and found- 
er Buffalo Standard 189 7-99. Ap- 
pointed postmaster of Buffalo Minn 
in 1897 and twice re-appointed. Sec 
Buffalo Library Assn; v pres Buffalo 
Commercial Club. 

LANCASTER William Atwootl, 

Minneapolis. Res 314 5 2d av S, office 
619 N Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born 
Dec 29, 1859 in Detroit Me, son of 
Henry Lancaster. Married Jan 4, 
1886 to Kate I Manson. Educated 
in common schools of Maine and 
graduated from Maine Central Insti- 
tute Pittsfield Me 1877; and Dart- 
mouth College to sophomore year. 
Read law in August Me and admit- 
ted to bar 1881; moved to Boston 
and practiced until 1884; returned 
to Augusta and engaged in practice 
until 1887; moved to Minneapolis 
18 87 and has been continuously en- 
gaged in practice of his profession to 
date. Now member of law firm of 
Lancaster & McGee. Member Delta 
Kappa Epsilon college fraternity. 
Judge dist court Hennepin county 
1897-99. 



LANCTOT William A, Crookston. 
Public official. Born March 30, 1858 
in St John Chrysostome, Quebec Can, 
son of Edward J and Mathilda Lane- 
tot. Married Nov 6, 1895 to Mary 
Bell Holt. Received common school 
education. Employed in U S Land 
Office at Crookston 1882-85; in real 
estate and loan office 10 years; city 
elk 9 years; elk of district court of 
Polk county 1903 to date. Member 
I O O F; M W A; Maccabees; Modern 
Samaritans and B P O E. 

LANDEEN Frank G, Stillwater. 
Physician. Born Oct 4, 1872 in Mill- 
erville Minn, son of Olaf and Cecilia 
(Nelson) Landeen. Married June 
10, 1900 to Carrie E Smith. Educat- 
ed in common schools Millerville 
High School Alexandria and graduat- 
ed from medical dept U of M 189 4. 
Interne at Bethesda Hospital St Paul 
189 4-9 5; engaged in practice of his 
profession Lindstrom Minn 189 5-96; 
moved to Stillwater 1896 and has 
been engaged in practice of his pro- 
fession to date; county coroner Wash- 
ington county; member American 
Medical Assn, Minn State and Wash- 
ington County Medical societies; Ma- 
sonic fraternity and K of P. 

LAN DON Lewis Chesbrough, St 

Paul. Res 7 55 E 5th st, office 518 
Globe bldg. Manufacturing chemist. 
Born Sept 12, 1879 in St Louis Mo, 
son of Milton A and Elizabeth (Wat- 
kins) Landon. Married March 5, 
1901 to Lula E Huntley. Educated 
in the common schools and business 
college St Louis and graduated from 
Northwestern Institute of Pharmacy 
with degree of Ph D. Engaged as 
druggist with Neff & Rosenquist St 
Paul 189 5-19 02; mngr for C F Ruth- 
erford 19 02-1904; trav salesman for 
Kennedy, Suffels & Andrews Minne- 
apolis 1904-1906. Organized Maca 
Chemical Co mnfg chemists St Paul 
19 06 and is pres and dir of same. 
Member M N G 1899-1900. 

LANDON William J, Winona. Mer- 
chant. Born Dec 26, 1853 in Warren 
county Pa, son of Charles O Landon. 
Married in 19 00 to Nancy M West- 
more. Educated in the public and 



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high schools Winona. Asst bkpr First 
Nat Bank 1872-7 6; engaged in hard- 
ware business 1876 to date. Pres- 
S D Cone & Co Inc. 



elk of U S Circuit Court for the dist 
of Minn Jan 1, 189 7 and still holds 
that appointment. Member of Town 
and Country Club and Junior Pioneers. 



LANE Freeman P, Excelsior. Of- 
fice 55 4 Security Bank bldg Min- 
neapolis. Lawyer. Born April 2 0, 
1853 in Eastport Me, son of Charles 
W and Almira C (Coulter) Lane. Re- 
moved to Minneapolis in 1862. At- 
tended Lincoln School until 15 years 
of age; Albany (N Y) Law School 
1873-74; from 1863-66 was boot- 
black and newsboy; was first official 
billposter in Minneapolis; worked for 
N W Telegraph Co in Milwaukee and 
for the U S in the construction of 
telegrai)h poles in Minn and Dakota 
1869-72. Has been a member of the 
law firms of Giddings & Lane, Lane 
& Dodge, Lane & Johnson and is now 
head of the firm of Lane & Nantz es- 
tablished 1895. Pres of the Port 
Arthur, Duluth and Western Ry. 
Sec and dir of the Heywood Mnfg Co. 
Member of the Minn House of Rep- 
resentatives 1899-90. 



LANE George Bishop, Minneapolis. 
Res 128 Clifton av, office Northwest- 
ern Nat Bank bldg. Broker. Born 
in 1862 in Jericho Vt, son of Lucius 
Lee and Betsey Jane (Bishop) Lane. 
Attended public schools in Burling- 
ton Vt; graduated from Burlington 
High School 1879; Univ of Vt 1883. 
Clerk Merchants Nat Bank Burling- 
ton Vt 1883-92; cashr Nicollet Nat 
Bank Minneapolis 189 2-95; dealer in 
commercial paper Minneapolis 1895 
to date. Dir Minneapolis Brewing 
Co. Member Sigma Phi college fra- 
ternity; Minneapolis, Minikahda and 
Lafayette clubs Minneapolis. 

LANG Henry D, St Paul. Res 5 50 
Summit av, office 308 Federal bldg. 
Clerk U S Circuit Court for the Dist 
of Minn. Born Nov 13 1860 in St 
Paul Minn, son of Charles and Fred- 
ericka (Beiswanger) Lang. Married 
to Loucie Isabel Barnes. Educated 
in the public schools of St Paul until 
1872; First State Normal School Wi- 
nona Minn 1872-76; U of M 1876- 
8 0. Engaged in law office of John B 
and W H Sanborn 1880-97; appointed 



LANGDON Ernest W, Minneapolis. 
Res 1327 1st av S, office 312 10th av 
S. Foundryman. Born Sept 13, 1875 
in Detroit Mich, son of .James Walter 
and Martha Fames (Mareen) Lang- 
don. Married Oct 30, 1905 to Julia 
Ida Monding. Educated in public 
schools of Minneapolis; studied archi- 
tecture under Long & Kees 1890- 
1900; with American Bridge Co as 
draughtsman and estimator from 1901- 
1903. Connected with Northwestern 
Foundry as estimator and engineer 
until elected sec 1907. Member of 
M N G since 1894; capt 6 years; now 
judge advocate 1st Inf. Served in 
Company I 13th Minn Vol Inf S-A 
War and in Philippines 1898-1899; 
member Camp A R Patterson Army 
of the Philippines. Member Masonic 
fraternity; K T and Shrine. 

LANGE Laiiritz M, Cass Lake. 
Lawyer and judge of probate. Born 
Feb 12, 1844 in Norway, son of Mathi- 
as and Julia (Brandt) Lange. Mar- 
ried Oct 3, 1877 to Anna Laura Com- 
stock. Educated in private schools 
Norway. Admitted to bar in Illinois 
1875; practiced in Chicago until 1879; 
in Caldwell Kas 1879-83; in Worth- 
ington Minn 1883-89; in Marshall 
Minn 1899-1903; in Cass Lake to date. 
Served in 165th N Y Vol 1862-65; 13th 
U S Inf 1866-69; county atty Nobles 
county 1885-89; register U S Land 
Office Marshall Minn 1889-94; judge 
of probate Lyon county 1897-1903, 
same Cass county 1905 to date. Mem- 
ber GAR; Masonic fraternity. 

LANGFORI) Nathaniel P, St Paul. 

Born Aug 9, 1832 in Westmoreland N 
Y. Moved to Minn 1854 and was en- 
gaged in the banking business until 
1863; collector of internal revenue 
1864-68; an organizer of the expedi- 
tion that discovered Yellowstone gey- 
sers; national bank examiner for Pa- 
cific states and territories 1872-85; 
pres Minnesota Historical Society 
1905 to date. Author "Vigilante Days 
and Ways" 1890. 



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LAXGU31 Samuel A, Preston. Pub- 
lisher. Born Aug 18, 185 7 in Fill- 
more county Minn, son of Andrew J 
and Julia (Erickson) Langum. Mar- 
ried in 1878 to Emma McCollum. 
Educated in Marshall (Wis) Acad- 
emy and Augsburg Seminary Minne- 
apolis. Sheriff of Fillmore county 
18 80-8 6; deputy warden Minn State 
Prison 1890-91; member legislature 
1893; sec of State Senate continu- 
ously since 189 5. Member Masonic 
fraternity and K T. 

LAXKESTER Howaitl, St Paul. 
Res 4 6 the Marlborough, office 120 
Lowry bldg. Physician. Born in 
England. Moved to U S 1887 and 
engaged in practice in Grand Forks N 
D; moved to St Paul and became as- 
sociated with Dr Stone under firm 
name of Stone & Lankester 189 5 to 
date. Member American Medical 
Assn and Minn State and Ramsey 
County Medical societies; Masonic 
fraternity and I O O F. 

LANPHER Rolliii A, St Paul. Res 
550 Summit av, office 3 53 Robert st. 
Merchant. Born May 11, 1842 in 
Dayton 111, son of Morris and Elvira 
(Parker) Lanpher. Married Aug 3 0, 
1887 to Charlotte M Taylor. Edu- 
cated in St Paul public schools. 
Served in 2d Minn Regt in Civil War 
1861-64; established hat and men's 
furnishing business in St Paul 1868 
as Hines & Lanpher which continues 
to date and is now known as R A 
Lanpher & Co. 

LANSING Joseph Philips, Minnea- 
polis. Res 2611 Harriet av, office 
3 2 8-329 Lumber E.xchange. Lumber. 
Born July 18, 1864 in Maiden 111, son 
of Rev Lewis L and Sarah Jane 
(Fowler) Lansing. Married Dec 15, 
1892 to Meda Harper. Graduated 
from Beloit College in 1885. En- 
gaged in lumber business Ree Heights 
S DJuly 1885 to Jan 18 86; asst mngr 
W R Anthony & Co mnfrs lumber 
Camanche la Jan 1886 to May 1888; 
lumber salesman for Paul Blackmer 
trustee Barnum Minn 188 8-89; real 
estate business Minneapolis 18 89-9 0; 
returned to Barnum 1890; salesman 
with J B Basset & Co Minneapolis 
1891-9 6; with Shevlin Carpenter & 
Co 1896; retail lumber business 



Perry la 189 7-9 8; with Ruttledge 
Lumber Co Ruttledge Minn 1899- 
19 02; dept mngr Hughes, Mackin- 
tosh Co Minneapolis 1902-1903; 
member firm Earles, Mackintosh Co 
1903-1905; mngr Minneapolis sales 
office, Puget Sound Mills & Timber 
Co Seattle Wash. Member Commer- 
cial Club; Masonic fraternity. K T 
and Shrine. 

liARKE Thomas Hariiss, St Paul. 
Res 3 Crocus ter, office 9 E 6th 
st. Passenger agent. Born April 17, 
1864 at Markesan Wis, son of Thom- 
as and Mary A (Harriss) Larke. Ed- 
ucated in the public schools. Tele- 
graph operator C M & St P Ry 1881- 
82; telegraph operator and elk C & 
N W Ry 1882-85; sec to gen mngr F 
E & M V Ry 1885-87; sec to gen 
mngr D S S & A Ry 188 7-90; com- 
mercial agent D S S & A Ry 1890- 
98; asst gen passenger agent D S S & 
A Ry 189 8-1900; Northwestern pas- 
senger agent Dominion & White Star 
lines 1900 to date. Member Com- 
mercial Club. 

LARKIN John Philander, St Paul. 
Res 16 7 Virginia av, office 63 Endi- 
cott bldg. Railway supplies. Born 
June 3, 1840 Byron N Y, son of Col- 
vin and Elizabeth (Pendill) Larkin. 
Married Sept 2 6, 1866 to Frances 
A Greene. Educated in the public 
schools of Byron N Y, Brookport 
Academy and Oberlin Ohio. First 
engaged in crockery business in Bat- 
tle Creek Mich 1866-68; earthen- 
ware business in Marshall Mich 1868- 
73; removed to St Paul 1873 and en- 
gaged in earthenware business under 
firm name of Craig & Larkin until 
1890; in railway supply business 
1897 to date. Enlisted in Co "C" 
20th Mich Infantry 1862 and served 
until the close of the Civil War. 
Member of Grand Army of the Re- 
public and Masonic order. 

LARPENTEUR Auguste Louis, St 

Paul. Res 341 N Dale st. Retired 
merchant. Born May 16, 1823 in 
Baltimore Md, son of Louis A and 
Malinda (Simmons) Larpenteur. 
Married Mary Josephine Presley. 
Descended from early French settlers 
who went to Baltimore after the fall 
of the empire. Moved to St Louis 
Mo about 1841 and left there with 



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a stock of goods for the Indian trade 
reaching St Paul Sept 15, 1S43 in the 
interest of the firm of Hartshorn & 
Jackson St Louis; this firm dissolved 
in 1S46 and 2 years later the firm 
of Freeman, Larpenteur & Co was 
established. Assisted in laying out 
the city of St Paul in 1S4 7 in con- 
nection with Gen H H Sibley and 
Capt Robert and others. The present 
magnificent new capitol is now lo- 
cated on land he bought for $1.25 
per acre. Was a resident before 
Minn had any taxable property and 
was one of less than a score of white 
settlers. Is the oldest and one of 
the very few living of the original 
pioneers. 

LARRABEE Frank Dwijiht, Min- 
neapolis. Res 119 Groveland av, of- 
fice 410 Security Bank bldg. Law- 
yer. Born May 18, 1856 at Parish, 
Oswego county N Y, son of William 
J and Louisa Delilah (Fritts) Lar- 
rabee. Attended dist schools at Par- 
ish, West Amboy, Syracuse and Mexi- 
co New York; Oshkosh Univ; Wis 
Normal School: Univ of Wis at Madi- 
son. Practiced law 18 82 to date. 

LARSOX Augustus Theodore, 

Brainerd. Lawyer. Born Mar 17, 
18 72 in Alexandria Minn, son of Gus- 
taf and Caroline Larson. Married 
Sept 10, 189 7 to Esther Johnson. Ed- 
ucated in common and high schools 
Alexandria; Carleton College; com- 
pleted college course at U of M, B A 
18 94; college of law U of M 1896. 
Admitted to bar in 189 6. Finished 
course for degree of M A, but has not 
applied for degree. Has been en- 
gaged in active practice of law since 
admission to bar and for the last 
5 years has been located at Brain- 
erd Minn. 

LARSOX Constant, Alexandria. 
Lawyer. Born Feb 8, 1870 in Alex- 
andria Minn, son of Gustav and 
Carolina S Larson. Married July 15, 
1895 to Maud E Merrifield. Educat- 
ed in common schools Douglas coun- 
ty Minn. Graduated from Alexandria 
(Minn) High School 1889; U of M, 
A B 1893 and LL B 1894. Practiced 
law Alexandria Minn 1894 to date. 
Village atty Alexandria 19 02 and 
1904-1905. County atty Douglas 



county 1903 to date. Pres Business 
Mens' Assn of Douglas county 1904- 
19 06 and member of School Board 
since 1903. 

LARSOX James A, Walnut Grove. 
Assistant Secretary of State of Minne- 
sota. Born in 1860 in Illinois; edu- 
cated in the common schools of 111; 
moved to Minn 1677 and has been 
engaged in farming to date; has 
served on school and town boards for 
many years; has been postmaster; 
member of legislature 1899, 1901 and 
1902; now asst sec of state. Repub- 
lican. 

LARSOX Lewis R, Minneapolis. 
Res 1113 Hawthorne av, office 1017 
N Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born Sept 
1, 1849 in Haugesund Norway, son 
of Filing and Martha (Bjornson) 
Larson. Married Sept 1, 1886 to 
Alice May Hurlburt, who died Jan 4. 
1888 leaving a daughter. Attended pub- 
lic schools at Columbus Wis; had 
private tutor; graduated from aca- 
demic dept Univ of Wis 187 2 (first 
graduate of Scandinavian birth); ad- 
mitted to bar 1874; and practiced 
law in Wis until 1901; in Minneapo- 
lis 1901 to date. City atty Eau 
Claire Wis 187 7-78; municipal judge 
187 8-8 6; member City Library Board; 
chairman Dem state conventions 
1884-86. Member Wis State Historical 
Society. Past pres Univ of Wis 
Alumni Assn; also St Paul and Min- 
neapolis Alumni Assn, same institu- 
tion. 

LARSOX Peter M, Cass Lake. Ed- 
ucator. Born Sept 13, 1867 in Nor- 
way, son of Lars P and Mary Larson. 
Married Dec 2 4, 1892 to Karen M Han- 
son. Educated first in country schools 
of Douglas county Minn; graduated 
from elementary and professional 
depts of St Cloud Normal School. 
Engaged as principal of Starbuck 
Minn schools 3 years; prin Waite 
Park School St Cloud 3 years; supt 
city schools Cass Lake 1903 to date. 
Member Masonic fi-aternity; Macca- 
bees and M W A. 

LATTIX Cieorge P, Albert Lea. 
Educator. Born Mar 25, 1857 in 
Fox Lake Wis, son of Richmond E 
and Martha (Calkins) Lattin. Mar- 



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ried in 1882 to Nettie E Scott. Ed- 
ucated ill public scliools and Downer 
College Fox Lake Wis. Tauglit school 
Freeborn county Minn 187 8-88; 
member firm of Gilmore & Lattin 
gen merchandise Freeborn 1888-9 4; 
Lattin & Scott 189 4-9 6: then alone 
until 1902; later Borland & Lattin; 
appointed supt of schools Freeborn 
county 1901, re-elected 3 times; term 
expires 1909. Dir First State Bank 
Freeborn; pres Peoples B & L Assn 
Albert Lea. County comnr 189 7- 
1901; member State and County Ed- 
ucational assns; Masonic fraternity. 



LAAVES (ieorge H, St Paul. Res 
1980 Marshall av, office 156 E 3d st. 
Born in 1859 in England, son of 
Joseph and Sara .J (Collen) Lawes. 
Married in 1886 to Florence A Met- 
calfe. Educated in private schools, 
Windsor and Reading College Eng- 
land. Moved to Minneapolis 1880 
and was employed in flour mills un- 
til 1885; engaged in building ma- 
terials business with Houston & Har- 
ris Minneapolis 1885-86; moved to 
St Paul to open branch of same; pur- 
chased entire business 189 4. Mem- 
ber Masonic fraternity. 



LATZKE Fred A, Belle Plaine. 
Miller. Born Sept 29, 1863 in Scott 
county Minn, son of John and Do]'a 
(Dreger) Latzke. Married Aug 21, 
1891 to Ida Laabs. Educated in pub- 
lic schools of Belle Plaine. Was en- 
gaged in farming until 1899; then 
purchased the Johnson interest of 
the firm of Johnson & Latzke and 
has continued the business since un- 
der the firm name of Latzke Bros. 
Member city council 3 years. 

LATZKE William F, Belle Plaine. 
Miller. Born Aug 14, 1860 in Scott 
county Minn, son of John and Dora 
(Dreger) Latzke. Married May 4, 
1887 to Emma Laabs. Educated in 
Belle Plaine public schools. En- 

gaged in farm work until 189 7, when 
he formed a partnership with J H 
Johnson in milling business under 
firm name of Johnson & Latzke; 
changing to Latzke Bros 1899. Mem- 
ber Masonic fraternity. 

TAIDEKDALE William Henry, 

Minneapolis. Res 1407 Yale pi, 
office 355 Temple Court. Real es- 
tate and loans. Born Aug 15, 183 
in Livingston county N Y, son of 
Francis and Mary (Stewart) Lauder- 
dale. Educated in the public schools. 
Learned tailor trade in Ohio; moved 
to Minn in 1854; pre-empted 152 
acres of government land near Lake 
Calhoun; dairy business in Minne- 
apolis 1864-7 8; founded Lauderdale 
Co Minneapolis, real estate, loans, 
rentals and insurance 1879; now gen 
adviser in company. Member Ma- 
sonic Order. K T, Scottish Rite and 
Mystic Shrine. 



LAWLER Daniel AVilliam, St Paul. 
Res 552 Marshall av, office 403 N Y 
Life bldg. Lawyer. Born Mar 2 8, 
1859 in Prairie du Chien Wis, son 
of John and Catherine (Diiian) Law- 
ler. Rei^eived A B from Georgetown 
College Washington D C in 1881, A 
M in 1887, and LL D in 1897. Yale 
Law School LL B in 1883, M L in 
1884. Began practice in Minn 1883. 
Assistant U S atty for Minn 1886-88; 
corporation atty city of St Paul 1891- 
93; Dem candidate for governor 1892; 
for U S Senate in 1893. Delegate- 
at-large Nat Dem convention 1896; 
elected Dem nat committeeman same 
year but refused to qualify owing to 
his opposition to Bryan and the Chi- 
cago platform. Gen atty C G W Ry 
Co 1893-1901. Resumed gen prac- 
tice in May 1901. Roman Catholic 
and grand knight St Paul Council 
379, Knights of Columbus. 

LAWLEK John J Kev, St Paul. 
Res 19 W 6th st. Catholic priest. 
Born Aug 4, 1862 in Rochester Minn. 
Received his early education in his 
native town and completed classical 
course at St Francis beminary Mil- 
waukee Wis; philosophical studies in 
the Petit Seminaire of St Nicholas 
Flanders Belgium; theological 

studies in University of Lou- 
vain Belgium. Ordained to the 
priesthood by Most Rev P S Goosens 
archbishop of Mechlin Belgium 1885. 
After ordination took a post-gradu- 
ate course of theology in Univ of 
Louvain. After his return to Minn 
was appointed professor in St Thom- 
as' College Merriam Park; 1 year 
later when St Luke's parish was in- 



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augurated assumed charge as its first 
pastor; 7 years later was appointed 
pastor of the Cathedral St Paul, 
which appointment he still holds. 

LAWRENCE Charles G, St Paul. 
Res 703 Lincoln av, office State Sav- 
ings Bank. Banker. Born March 
28, 1854 at Homer N Y, son of 
Charles D and Mary (Sabin) Law- 
rence. Married June 17, 189 to 
Clara Louise Bullard. Attended 

the public schools; graduated from 
Univ of Mich law dept LL B 1882. 
Teller First Nat Bank St Albans Vt 
1870-80; practiced law in St Paul 
1882-1904; member Warner, Stevens 
& Lawrence; Warner, Richardson & 
Lawrence; Warner & Lawrence law 
firms; treas State Savings Bank St 
Paul 1904 to date. Member St Paul 
Commercial Club. 

LAWRENCE David Henry, Two 

Harbors. Judge of probate. Born 
July 18, 18 77 in Chatsworth Out, 
son of William D and Margaret 
(Fleming) Lawrence. Married July 
19, 1905 to Alice H Wigdahl. At- 
tended public school Two Harbors; 
business college Duluth and Minne- 
apolis; graduated from law dept Univ 
of Mich 1903. Employed in various 
capacities with Duluth Iron Range 
Ry Co 1888-19 03, except during 
school and college attendance; com- 
menced practice of law Two Harbors 
1903; elected judge of probate Lake 
county 1904; re-elected 1906; also 
conducts real estate business. I\Iem- 
ber Sigma Nu college fraternity. 

LAWRENCE Wesley M, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 1922 Clinton av, office 120- 
122 1stavN. Laundryman. Born July 
8, 1840 in Eaton Quebec, son of 
Robert and Jemima (Ashmund) 
Lawrence. Married to Elvira N Pot- 
ter. Educated in country school and 
graduated from Holbrook (Mass) 
Academy 1865. Moved to Red Wing 
1866 and taught school 1 year. Supt 
of public schools in Cannon Falls, 
Dundas and Owatonna during period 
of 1866-77. Moved to Minneapolis 
and engaged in laundry business; es- 
tablished Hennepin Steam Laundry 
1877, of which he is pres. An or- 
ganizer of Laundryman's National 
Assn and served as pres of same. 
Member I O O F. 



liAWTON Albert M, St Paul. Res 
22 5 Prescott st, office 85 E 4th st. 
Real estate. Born Dec 3, 185 7 in 
Marine Minn, son of Jonathan and 
Elizabeth (Brayton) Lawton. Mar- 
ried Jan 31, 1889 to Angelica M Co- 
vell. Educated in the public schools 
and business college St Paul. En- 
gaged in farming until 1881. With 
U S postoffice 1881-83; real estate 
business 1883 to date. 

LAYBOURN Charles G, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 3103 Stevens av, office 3 24 
N Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born 
March 23, 1851 in Springfield O, 
son of Joseph and Ann (Kirkley) 
Laybourn. Married Feb 4, 18 83 to 
Blanche Gove. Reared on a farn* 
and attended country schools in 
Clark county O; normal and scien- 
tific courses in State Normal Univ 
Bloomington 111; law course at Univ 
of Mich. At age of 2 began trade 
of carriage-maker; taught school; 
practiced law at Creston la 1881-85; 
in Minneapolis 18 85 to date, making 
a specialty of life insurance law. Dir 
and atty Germania Bank Minneapo- 
lis. Member Masonic bodies, B P O 
E, Odd Fellows, Maccabees, M W A 
and Royal Arcanum. 

LAY3IAN Martm G, Minneapolis. 
Res 2918 Cedar av. Born Oct 9, 
18 80 in Minneapolis, son of Charles 
B and Annie (Molan) Layman. Mar- 
ried June 15, 1904 to Hilda A Bo- 
gren. Educated in public and high 
schools and business college Minne- 
apolis. Has always been connected 
with Minneapolis Cemetery in vari- 
ous capacities. Dir Nolan & Layman 
mnfrs concrete block machinery; sec- 
treas Layman & Bossert stone, brick 
and cement works. Member K of P. 

LEACH Reginald Barkley. Green- 
enough High wood. Office 5 08 Pitts- 
burg' bldg St Paul. Physician (H). 
Born April 4, 18 61 in Dayton O, son 
of Samuel Bryant and Eliza (Gel- 
dart) Leach. Married Feb 24, 1887 
to Lou Lee Davidson. Educated in 
the public schools of Dayton O and 
New Albany Ind; graduated New 
Albany High School 1879; Dart- 
mouth Medical College 1883; became 
asst to Profs Paul F Munde, Mitter- 
dorf and Louis Ellsburg at the 
N Y Polyclinic; asst Bellevue Hospi- 



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tal Out Door Poor Dept; asst to Prof 
Jarvis N Y Univ Medical College; 
visiting physician to clinics N Y Dis- 
pensary and German Dispensary N Y 
City. For 12 years resident of Paris 
Tex; member of school board and 
sec of local board of health. Remov- 
ed to Minn Mar 189 7 since which 
time he has been sec and pres St 
Paul Soc of Homeopathic Medicine 
and Surgery and Minn State Homeo- 
pathic Institute. Author of "Arseni- 
zation Prophylaxis of Asiatic Cholera 
and Yellow Fever." Member Minn 
Historical Soc; Am Public Health 
Assn; sec Minn Soc of Sons of the 
Am Revolution. 

LEAVITT Frederick, St Paul. Res 
513 Marshall av, office 12 5 Dowry 
Arcade. Physician and surgeon (R). 
Born Nov 10, 1861 in Grand Rapids 
Mich, son of David S and Martha 
Ann (Tyrrell) Leavitt. Married 
Aug 14, 1882 to Eva Avery. Gradu- 
ated from the medical dept U of M 
189 4. Clinical prof of obstetrics U 
of M; sec-treas Ramsey County Med- 
ical Soc; member Am Medical Assn, 
Academy of Medicine and other so- 
cieties. 

LE CRONE John, Faribault. Law- 
yer. Born Feb 2, 1872 in Effing- 
ham 111, son of William C and Emily 
(Kagay) Le Crone. Educated in Illi- 
nois public schools, Shattuck Military 
School, U of M and graduated from 
Wesleyan Law School of 111 189 4. 
Practiced law in Faribault 1894 to 
date. County atty 1899-19 01. Mem- 
ber Commercial Club, Masonic fra- 
ternity and K of P. 

LEE Charles A, Morris. Publisher. 
Born Dec 31, 18 75 in Ottertail coun- 
ty Minn, son of Halvor E and Carrie 
A (Anderson) Lee. Married Jan 2, 
19 07 to Eugenia Hoard. Educated 
in common schools Fergus Falls 
Minn. Learned printing trade in of- 
fice of Fergus Falls Journal 189 0- 
93; moved to Morris and conducted 
Tribune 6 months; returned to Fer- 
gus Falls and worked on Journal 
until 1895; returned to Morris and 
worked on Sun; bought interest a 
year later and in 19 02 became sole 
owner, editor and publisher of same. 



LEEMAN AV H, Henderson. Law- 
yer. Born Aug 14, 1853 in Schoharie 
county N Y, son of John and Sybell 
(Meeker) Leeman. Married Dec 25, 
1876 to Minnie A Johnson. Moved 
to Dodge county Minn 1868; attend- 
ed public schools and graduated from 
high school Owatonna 1873. Taught 
school in West Omaha Neb until 
1877; read law and admitted to bar 
Omaha 1878; practiced in Montgom- 
ery Minn 1880; moved to Henderson 
and has engaged in practice to date. 
Mayor of Henderson 3 terms; county 
atty 10 years; pres Board of Educa- 
tion 6 years. Member Masonic fra- 
ternity. 

LEFEBVRE Joseph M, St Paul. 
Res 422 Carroll, office 26 E 8th. 
Manufacturer. Born in 183 9 in Can- 
ada, son of Bazille Lefebvre. Mar- 
ried to Mrs Louise Guerin. Worked 
on farm in Canada; moved to St Paul 
18 54 and was variously engaged un- 
til 1887 when he became a partner 
in the St Paul Roofing & Cornice Co; 
now pres Lefebvre-Deslauriers Roof- 
ing & Cornice Co. 

LEHMICKE Albert J, Stillwater. 
Res 319 W Pine st, office 101 S Main 
St. Banker. Born March 1864 in 
Stillwater, son of Rudolph and Jane 
(Tackaberry) Lehmicke. Married 
June 1900 to A E Bean. Educated 
in common and high schools Still- 
water. Has been connected in vari- 
ous capacities with Lumbermen's 
Nat Bank since 18 79; cashr of same 
1897 to date. 

LEICHT Emil, Winona. Res 203 
E Broadway, office 177-179 E 2d st. 
Publisher. Born Jan 3, 1873 in 
Fountain City Wis, son of Joseph and 
Henrietta (Schmidt) Leicht. Mar- 
ried in 189 4 to Helen Bollman. Ed- 
ucated in the public and high schools 
Fountain City Wis. Served as ap- 
prentice in father's office 1 888-1892; 
mngr and supt Jos Leicht Co 1892- 
1904; sec and treas of Jos Leicht 
Press gen printers and pubs Winona 
190 4 to date; publishes Westlicher 
Herold; Sunday Winona Nat Farmer; 
Volksblatt des Westens. Member 
Arlington Club, B P O E, U C T and 
many other lodges and societies. 



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LEIOHT Joseph, Winona. Res 
315 E 3d St, office 177-179 E 2d st. 
Publisher. Born July 4, 1845 in Ba- 
varia Germany, son of Reginald and 
Kate (Kathinka) Leicht. Married in 
1870 to Henrietta Schmidt. Educat- 
ed in public schools, gymnasiums 
and university Germany, graduating 
18 66. Moved to U S and engaged 
as foreman in printing business St 
Louis Mo 1867-69; foreman and asst 
editor Buffalo County Republikaner 
Fountain City Wis; purchased same 
and sold out 1881; established the 
Weslicher Herold Winona and has 
been conducting same to date. Pres 
Westlicher Herold Co, Jos Leicht 
Press and publisher of National 
Farmer Family Journal and Volks- 
blatt des Westens. Member Com- 
mercial Club, B P O E, I O O F, U 
C T and U A O D. 

LEIGHTON George A, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 1427 Fremont av N, office 
616 3d av S. Printer. Born July 29, 
1860 in Machias Me, son of Joseph 
H and Susan A (Vose) Leighton. 
Married Dec 6, 1884 to Minnie A Baer. 
Educated in common schools. Moved 
to Minneapolis 1880, learned printing 
business and in 1882 formed partner- 
ship of Leighton & Furbush which 
continued until 1885; Leighton & 
Hahn until 1888; changed to Leighton 
Bros and in 1901 to Leighton Bros 
Printing Co, of which he is mngr. 
Member Masonic fraternity. 

LEIGHTOX Horace N, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 1509 Fremont av N, office 
213 S 6th St. General contractor. 
Born Jan 8. 1853 in Machias Maine, 
son of Joseph H and Susan A (Vose) 
Leighton. Married May 19, 1875 to 
Sarah L Heaton. Educated in com- 
mon schools. Learned carpenter 
trade and worked at same until 1876; 
moved to Minneapolis 1876 and en- 
gaged in building and contracting. 
Formed H N Leighton & Co Inc 1890 
and has been pres and treas of same 
to date; dir Minneapolis Brick & Tile 
Co; Merchants & Manufacturers State 
Bank; treas Minneapolis Stone Co. 

LEITHHEAD Leslie W, Duluth. 
Res 16 S 18th av E, office 14-16 Com- 
merce. Merchant. Born Aug 6, 
1868 in ISIontreal Canada, son of 



James B and Charlotte (Davis) Leith- 
head. Married Oct 1902 to Ophelia 
A Sellwood. Educated in the com- 
mon and high schools Montreal; 
graduated from Montreal College of 
Pharmacy and Chemistry Ph D 1889, 
receiving gold award. With Lyman 
Knox Co whol drugs as chemist 
18 89-93; moved to Winnipeg and 
had interest in Martin Bole & Wynee 
Co whol drugs; mngr of same 1893- 
96; moved to Duluth and bought in- 
terest in Sagar Drug Co, which was 
succeeded in 1898 by present firm 
of L W Leithhead Drug Co, of which 
he is pres, mngr and dir. Member 
Kitchi Gammi, Commercial and 
Northland Country clubs Duluth and 
Minn Club St Paul; member B P O E. 

LEMON AValter T, St Paul. Res 
7 55 E 5th st, office 401 Nat German 
Am Bank bldg. Lawyer. Born Feb 
17, 1877 in Washington county Minn, 
son of Walter J and Isabelle (Car- 
ver) Lemon. Was educated in the 
Van Buren school and Central High 
School St Paul, graduating in 1895; 
graduated law dept U of M 1899. 
Entered the employ of the Great 
Northern Ry and after serving in 
various capacities eventually became 
connected with the legal dept, re- 
maining there until 1902 since which 
time he has been engaged in gen 
practice. Member of Masonic frater- 
nity, Maccabees, Woodmen and Mod- 
ern Samaritans. Appointed asst 
commissary gen with rank of maj on 
Gov Van Sant's staff; member of 
Minn House of Representatives from 
33d dist St Paul 1903-1905. 

LEXFEST Charles W, Anoka. Pub- 
lic official. Born July 2, 1838 in Mil- 
ford Me, son of John and Jane M 
(Spencer) Lenfest. Married twice: 
May 14, 1872 to Ella M Chesley; May 
14,1894 to Fanny G McFall. Educated 
in common schools and academy E 
Corinth Me. In lumber business 
1858-1862; enlisted in Co "B" 18th 
Maine Vol Inf continuing in service 
until Sept 1865; rank of capt; moved 
to Stillwater Minn 18 66 and engaged 
in lumbering business. Engaged in 
gen store Brunswick Minn 1867; 
elected county auditor 1868 continu- 
ing in office 10 years; moved to 
Anoka 1878 and engaged in hotel 



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business; sheriff Anoka county 1880- 
88; county treas Anoka county 189 8 
to date. Member Masonic fraternity 
and GAR. 

LENHAKT Prank F, Minneapolis. 
Res 2801 University av S E, office 
2600 University av S E. Wagon 
manufacturer. Born April 1, 1858 in 
Fountain City Wis, son of Michael 
and Margaret (Hank) Lenhart. Mar- 
ried Oct 1, 1883 to .Johanna Plath. 
Educated in common schools. En- 
gaged in wagon making until 1877; 
foreman for Driscoll & Forseith Min- 
neapolis 1877-78; engaged in business 
for self in firm of Klopp, Roberts & 
Lenhart 1880; as Roberts & Lenhart 
until 18S8; bought out partner and 
continued as Frank F Lenhart until 
1894; propr Lenhart Wagon Co 1894 
to date. Member I O O F. 

LENONT Charles Burton, Virginia. 
Physician (R). Born Sept 3 0, 1869 
in Northfield Minn, son of Isaac and 
Sarah (Jones) Lenont. Married Oct 
10, 1901 to Estelle Shaw. Educated 
in common and high schools North- 
field Minn, graduating from medical 
dept U of M, M D 1899; interne As- 
bury Hospital Minneapolis. Prac- 
ticed medicine in Eveleth Minn 1899- 
1901; in Virginia Minn 1901 to date. 
Chief surgeon Duluth & Rainy Lake 
& Winnipeg Ry and Mesabe Southern 
Ry. Member American, State and 
St Louis County Medical assns; Am- 
erican Assn of Ry Surgeons; Virginia 
and Commercial clubs and B P O E. 

LENOX Fred A, Stillwater. Res 
2 04 W Cherry st, office 1 Mower blk. 
Dentist. Born Dec 13, 186 5 in Sin- 
clairville N Y, son of Walter and 
Ruth Ann (Redington) Lenox. 
Married June 6, 1900 to Fannie Fol- 
som. Educated in public and high 
schools De Kalb 111 and graduated 
from dental dept UofM,DDS1891. 
Has been engaged in the practice of 
his profession to date. Member Ma- 
sonic fraternity and Shrine. 

LEONARD Alton W, Minneapolis. 
Res 1710 3d av S, office 15 S 5th st. 
Manager Minneapolis General Elect- 
ric Co. Born April 8, 1873 in Mon- 
mouth Maine, son of Fred A and Liz- 
zie A (Parker) Leonard. Married 



April 8, 189G to Annie A Keith. At- 
tended common schools at Boston and 
Brockton Mass. Engaged as bkprl89 0- 
94; in electric light business with 
Edison Electric Illuminating Co Brock- 
ton Mass as bkpr 1894; supt 1900- 
1902, when he was made mngr. Mngr 
Houghton County (Mich) Electric 
Light Co 1903; mngr of Houghton 
County Street Ry Co 1904-1905; moved 
to Minneapolis Dec 1905 and became 
mngr of Minneapolis General Electric 
Co. Member K of P; I O O F; Com- 
mercial, Minneapolis, Publicity and 
Automobile clubs. 

liEONARl) Claude Bassett, Minne- 
a])olis. Res 1057 15th av S E. office 
115 S 4th St. Lawyer. Born March 
26. 1853 in Chelsea Mass, son of Rev 
Charles H and Phebe A (Bassett) 
Leonard. Married April 14, 1880 to 
Ella J Eddy. Educated in common 
schools Chelsea; Dean Academy, 
Franklin Mass; graduating Tufts Col- 
lege A B 1876. With Starbuck & 
Sawyer lawyers Watertown N Y until 
admitted to bar 1878; opened law 
office Minneapolis 1878; cIk probate 
court 1879-82; member firm Johnson 
& Leonard 1882; Johnson, Leonard & 
McCune 1891-97; Atty for Farm- 
ers and Mechanics Savings Bank. 
Member Masonic fraternity. 

LEONARD Francis J, Jordan. 
Lawyer. Born Jan 6, 1862 in Glen- 
dale Minn. Married Aug 30, 1892 
to Mary Nicolin. Educated in pub- 
lic schools and Grove Lake Acad- 
emy. County atty Scott county; city 
atty Jordan; pres Jordan Commercial 
Club and Jordan Elec Light Co. Ex- 
supt of schools; member of legisla- 
ture 1893. 

LEONARD Henry F, Mankato. Resi 
62 N 2d st, office 608 N Front st. 
Insurance and notary public. Born 
May 2], 1871 in Jordan Minn, son 
of Quirinus and Elizabeth (Keber) 
Leonard. Married May 12, 1896 to 
Mary J Huettl. Educated in the pa- 
rochial schools of Mankato. Entered 
employ of his father as elk in dry 
goods and grocery business 1888; 
had interest in insurance business 
1896-9 8; engaged in same alone 
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Inc machinists; Manli;ato Post; pres 
Deutschland und Heim Gesellschaft. 
Alderman Mankato 1899-1903. Mem- 
ber of Manl^ato Commercial Club, 
Thalia Dramatic Club; sec and 
treas Calvary Cemetery Assn; pres 
St Peter and St Paul Benevolent Soc; 
financial sec K of C; member of com- 
mittee on finance of the German 
Roman Catholic Aid Assn for state 
of Minnesota. 

LESLIE Fredoi'ick G, St Paul. 
Office 248-252 E 4th st. Paper mer- 
chant. Born April 23, 1872 in Ireland, 
son of James and Mary (McEride) 
Leslie. Married Feb 6, 1893 to Mary 
N Holton. Came to U S when a child. 
Attended ])ublic schools in Mitchell 
S D and St Paul. Started in busi- 
ness with Minneapolis Paper Co Min- 
neapolis 1890-94; with John Leslie 
Paper Co Minneapolis 1894-1903; 
has been doing business in St Paul 
under firm name of F G Leslie Co 
Inc since 1903 and is pres of same. 
Dir of Commercial and Minnesota 
Boat clubs; pres Roosevelt Club and 
member Town Criers Club. 

LESLIE John, Minneapolis. Res 
2124 Fremont av S, office 301-303 S 
5th St. Merchant. Born Dec 28, 
1861 in Ireland, son of James and 
Mary(McBride)Leslie. Married. to Bes- 
sie M McAfee. Educated in the com- 
mon schools. Served apprenticeship 
4 years to paper trade; came to Min- 
nesota 1884; employed as salesman 
for St Paul paper house; mngr branch 
in Minneapolis for same house 1890; 
started business in Minneapolis as 
firm of Leslie & McAfee 1894, later 
incorporated under name of John Les- 
lie Paper Co, of which he is pres. 
Former pres Minneapolis Commercial 
Club, now dir same. Member Mason- 
ic fraternity. 

LETHEKT John A, St Paul. Res 
110 Como av, office 357 Minnesota 
St. Manufacturer. Born March 16, 
1874, at Shakopee Minn, son of 
Anton and Margaret (Klinkhammer) 
Lethert. Married May 16, 1899 to 
Clementina Sausen. Educated in the 
parochial school at Jordan Minn. 
Worked 10 years for H L Collins & 
Co St Paul as finisher and stamper. 



Propr Western Badge & Novelty Co 
mnfrs of badges, banners, buttons 
and novelties 1904 to date. Member 
K of C, C O F, St Clemens Benev- 
olent Soc, St Peter's Benevolent Soe 
and Minn Mut Casualty Co. 

LEUTHOLI) Charles, Waseca. 
Clothier. Born in 1868 in Kasson 
Minn, son of Jacob and Elizabeth 
Leuthold. Married in 1895 to Jo- 
sephine Preston. Educated in pub- 
lic schools Kasson Minn. Engaged 
as clerk in Kasson; moved to Waseca 
and established Leuthold Bros cloth- 
iers, now operating 12 stores 1888 
to date. Member Commercial Club. 

LEVY Sanuiel J, Minneapolis. Res 
1724 Nicollet av, office 401-403 The 
Phoenix. Lawyer. Born Aug 18, 
1881 in St Louis Mo, son of I A and 
Belle (Stearn) Levy. Attended pub- 
lic schools in Cleveland O and Min- 
neapolis; graduated from law dept 
U of M 19 01. Has practiced law in 
Minneai)olis 19 01 to date. Formerly 
member of Levy & Glassner law firm; 
now practicing alone. Sec Phoenix 
Club Minneapolis; Archon Northern 
Light Council and Royal League. 

LEWIS Charle.s Fremont, Austin. 
Physician and surgeon (R). Born 
March 31, 18 68 in Austin Minn, son 
of Leland B and Emily (Chreviston) 
Lewis. Married July 10, 1889 to 
Eliza G Hill. Attended dist school 
near Austin Minn 1873-78; common 
school Fairmont Minn 187 9-85; grad- 
uated from medical dept Vanderbilt 
Univ Nashville Tenn M D 1900; post- 
graduate course Chicago Policlinic 
Hospital 1906. Engaged as watch- 
maker and jeweler with part interest 
in business Fairmont Minn 1885-86; 
studied medicine and practiced op- 
thalmology from 1886; engaged in 
gen practice of medicine and surgery 
1900 to date. County physician 
Mower county 1901-1902; coroner 
1905-1906; re-elected 1907. Member 
Am and Minn State assns, Mower 
County Medical Soc, Progessive 
League and Business Men's Club. 
Local surgeon C G W Ry. 



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LEWIS George Roberts, St Paul. 
Res 656 Ashland av, office 12-13 
Sherman blk. Real estate and mort- 
gage loans. Born Nov 21, 183 6 In 
Indiana county Pa, son of Rev David 
and Elizabeth Williams (Porter) 
Lewis. Married Aug 3 18 60 to Nan- 
nie J MacLane. Attended country 
school until 18 50; Elders Ridge Acad- 
emy Pa 1850-52; Washington (Pa) 
College 1852-54; A B 1854; A M 
1857. Studied medicine with Dr D 
W Lewis at Ebensburg Pa; at Col- 
lege of Physicians and Surgeons N Y 
18 55-56; Jefferson Medical College 
Philadelphia, graduating M D 1857. 
Practiced medicine and surgery a 
number of years in Penn; served as 
asst surgeon and surgeon in Penn 
Vol in Civil War; was a trustee of 
State Normal School at Indiana Pa 
at inception of school and during 
erection of school buildings. V pres 
and treas Robt P Lewis Co real es- 
tate and mortgage loans St Paul. 
Member GAR and Loyal Legion. 

LEWIS fieoroe Winthrop, St Paul. 

Res 69 8 Ashland av, office 6 67 Gil- 
fillan blk. Lawyer. Born June 7, 
1857, son of Martin B and Emma H 
(Williams) Lewis. Married Feb 14, 
18 83 to Margaret Lee. Is a graduate 
of the U of M 1882; moved to St 
Paul 1886 and has been actively en- 
gaged in the practice of law since 
that date. Is a member of the Minn 
Soc of Colonial Wars. 

LEWIS J Harry, St Paul. Res 59 6 
Marshall av, office 92 E 4th st. Jour- 
nalist. Born Aug 13, 1864 in Phil- 
adelphia Pa, son of Jabez S and Eliz- 
abeth (Anthony) Lewis. Educated 
in the public schools of Philadelphia 
until 12 years of age; was a printer 
until 1884; published the Secret Soc 
Herald of Philadelphia until 18 88; 
foreman of the Kansas City Star 
1888-93 ; lessee, mngr and advertising 
writer for Gillis Opera House Kan- 
sas City 1893-94; advertising writer 
189 4-9 6; advertising mngr of the 
Kansas City World 189 6-99; was one 
of the incorporators of the Daily 
News Publishing Co and is now v 
pres and mngr of the Daily News 
and Rural Weekly. Member of the 
Commercial Club and Business 
League. Served as dir and 1st v 
pres of the Auditorium Committee; 
member Y M C A Committee. 



LEWIS Oliii B, St Paul. Res 
23 W Isabel st^ office Court House. 
Lawyer and jurist. Born Mar 12, 
1861 in Weyauwega, Waupaca coun- 
ty Wis, son of Zeria D and Rebecca 
(Horning) Lewis. Graduated from high 
school in 18 79 and from Univ of Wis 
A B 1885; from the law dept LL B 
1889. Moved to Minn and practiced 
law; elected to the gen assembly of 
St Paul in 189 4 and re-elected in 
189 6; elected judge of dist court 
2d judicial dist the same year and 
re-elected in 19 02, term expires Jan 
1, 1909. Member of the Minn and 
Commercial clubs. 

LEWIS Robert Porter, St Paul. 
Res The Angus, office Sherman blk. 
Law, real estate and loans. Born 
Aug IS, 183 5 in Lewisville Indiana 
county Pa, son of Rev David and Eliza- 
beth Williams (Porter) Lewis. Mar- 
ried June 4, 1866 to Charlotte H Mar- 
vin. Educated at Elders Ridge Acad- 
emy and Washington and Jefferson 
colleges, graduating A B 18 56; studied 
law and admitted to bar 18 59. Ex- 
sec St P & D R R. Member firm of 
Gaston & Lewis; pres Robert P Lewis 
Co real estate 189 to date. 

LIBBEY George W, Minneapolis. 
Res 821 7th st, office 244 2d av S. 
Contractor and builder. Born June 
10, 183 8 in Prospect Me, son of John 
C and Mary A (Steele) Libbey. Mar- 
ried June 10, 1863 to Mary E Mudg- 
ett. Educated in common schools. 
Engaged in ship building until 1871; 
moved to Minneapolis 18 72 and has 
engaged in contracting and building 
business to date. 

LIDDELL John, Wadena. Farm 
implements. Born March 9, 1842 in 
Scotland, son of William and Eliza- 
beth (McEweh) Liddell. Married 
Feb 14, 1881 to Grace McGregor. Ed- 
ucated in public schools Blooming- 
ton Ont. Engaged in farming 1868- 
81; merchant Sleepy Eye 1882; in 
business Hitchcock S D 18 82-87; 
moved to Minneapolis and became 
member of Liddell, Campbell & 
Cavanagh in jobbing trade 18 87-99; 
farm implement business Wadena 
189 0-93, when present firm of Lid- 
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formed. Now serving Sd term as judge 
of probate Wadena county. Mem- 
ber Masonic fraternity and Knights 
Templar. 

LIGHTHOl KX D.avid Colston, Ada. 
Publisher. Born Jan 3 0, 18.58 in Da- 
kota county Minn, son of Edward S 
and Susannah S Lightbourn. Mar- 
ried Sept 2 8, 1887 to Emily Ginsberg. 
Attended public and high schools St 
Paul. Worked in newspaper offices 
until 18 83; purchased Norman 
County Index Ada Minn 1883 and 
has published same to date. Ap- 
pointed judge of probate Norman 
county 18 89; re-elected 1890; dep- 
uty state ins comnr 1892-96; acting 
state ins comnr 189 6-97; re-ap- 
pointed dep comnr and served 1901- 
1905. Dir First State Bank of Ada 
and Norman County Telephone Co. 
Member and officer M N G 6 years. 
Republican. 

IJLLYIJLAD Charles E, Red Wing. 
Hotel propr. Born March 23, 1878 
in Red Wing, son of Gustave and 
Annie (Hanson) Lillyblad. Educated 
in the public and high schools of 
Red Wing. Engaged in gen mdse busi- 
ness in Muskogee Indian Ter 1891-92; 
returned to Red Wing 1902 and has 
been in the hotel business to date. 
Member Commercial Club and B P 
O E. 

LINCOLN William C, Fergus Falls. 
Public official. Born June 14,184 5 in 
Philadelphia Pa, son of William and 
Elizabeth (Cunningham) Lincoln. 
Married to Elizabeth Gates. Edu- 
cated in public and high schools Troy 
N Y. Moved to Fergus Falls 18 82 
and was employed in office county 
auditor as deputy; elected county 
auditor 1899; served in 125th N Y 
Vol Inf in Civil War from 1862-65. 
Member GAR. 

LlNl) Ei'laiul, Minneapolis. Res 
4 23 Beacon st S E, office 812 Andrus 
bldg. Lawyer. Born May 16, 1875 
in Travad, Vestergotland Sweden, son 
of Johannes Persson and Maria Kris- 
tina Lind. Attended public schools 
in Sweden; Gustavus Adolphus Col- 
lege St Peter Minn 1889-9 6; gradu- 
ated A B; law dept U of M 189 7- 
1901, graduated LL B 1900; LL M 

16 



19 01. Practiced law in Minneapolis 
19 00 to date. Dir and sec Minne- 
sota College Minneapolis; dir and 
sec Swedish Land & Colonization Co, 
selling land and establisliing colonies 
in Cuba 1904 to date. 

LIXDIJEKG Charles A, Little Falls. 
Congressman. Born Jan 20, 1859 in 
Sweden. Came to Minn with parents 
when an infant and located in Mel- 
rose Minn 1860. Educated in the pub- 
lic schools; Grove Lake Academy and 
Univ of Mich. Moved to Little Falls 
and has been engaged in the prac- 
tice of law since 1886; member of 
U S House of Representatives. 

Llx\i>HERG J(.hn, Warren. Miller. 
B'orn Nov 13, 1859 in Sweden, son of 
Olaus and Johanna (Johnson) Lind- 
berg. Married Sept 12, 1889 to Ida 
J Johnson. Educated in common 
schools of Sweden and Minnesota. 
Came to U S in 1872; to Marshall 
county Minn 1882; established and 
conducted brick-yard 1883-87; in ma- 
chinery business until 1904 under firm 
name of Lindberg & Lundgren ; now 
sec and treas Warren Milling Co. 
V pres Peoples Trading Co; dir 
Swedish Am Bank and Warren B & 
L Assn; member Maplebay Mnfg Co 
of Crookston. Member Commercial 
Club; I O O F. 

LIXDEKE A W, St Paul. Res 295 
Summit av, office 4th and Sibley sts. 
Merchant. Born March 7, 1873, son 
of A H Lindeke. Graduated St Paul 
public schools; graduated high school 
1890; Yale College 1894; St Paul 
Law School 19 00. Admitted to the 
bar same year but never practiced. 
Engaged with present firm of Lin- 
deke, Warner & Sons whol dry goods 
189 4 and became a member 1898. 
Member Commercial, Minn, Town and 
Country, White Bear Yacht and 
Roosevelt clubs; Amateur Athletic 
Assn. 

LIXDEMAX John F, Faribault. 
Carriage mnfr. Born Dec 24, 185 6 in 
Warren county Mo, son of John and 
Mary ( Bottemiller) Lindeman. Mar- 
ried in 187 6 to Lena E Griebel. 
Learned carriage making in Hastings 
]Minn 1867; worked in East 9 years; 
moved to Faribault and with brother 



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established a carriage manufactory 
under firm name of Lindeman Bros 
1876; purchased whole business and 
continued same alone 190 5 to date. 
Member Commercial Club, Masonic 
fraternity and Knights Templar. 

LINDSAY Thomas B, Minneapolis. 

Res 2722 Park av, office 400 N 1st st. 
Agricultural implements. Born May 
1, 1843 in New York City, son of Da- 
vid and Jessie (Edmunds) Lindsay. 
Married Sept 1867 to Martha Dye. 
Educated in common schools Dodge 
county; academy at Fox Lake and at 
topencer Business College Detroit 
Mich. Moved to Minnesota 1855 and 
started gen store in Olmstead county 
continuing until 1870; engaged in 
farming until 1881; moved to Minne- 
apolis employed as gen agt for John 
Dodd Mnfg Co of uayton Ohio 1881- 
87; Lindsay Bros 1887 to date. Mem- 
ber Minnesota Legislature from Olm- 
stead county 1872-73. 

LISTOE Frederick C, St Paul. Res 

2 52 St Anthony av, office Dispatch 
bldg. Publisher. Born Aug. 11, 
18 67 at Madison Wis, son of Sophus 
and Martha (Himley) Listoe. At- 
tended public schools at Rochester, 
Minneapolis and St Paul Minn, also 
private schools and Curtiss Business 
College. Engaged in gen mdse busi- 
ness Lyle Minn 1885-87; Austin Minn 
18 87-89. Publisher Nordvesten 

newspaper St Paul 1899 to date. 
Member Listoe & Wold undertakers 
1898 to date. Member Masonic 
fraternity and K of P. 

LITTLP] Douglas A, Mankato. Res 
215 Lock st, office foot of Main st. 
Grain and coal. Born April 5, 1862 
in Illinois, son of Ambrose B and 
Lorinda (Smith) Little. Married 
June 10, 1885 to Sarah Roberts. 
Educated in Mankato High School. 
Was engaged in farming until 1883, 
when he became connected with W W 
Cargill Co grain and coal, as mngr 
to date. Member Royal Arcanum. 

LITTLE Henry L, Minneapolis. 
Res 1917 Vine pi, office 3 01 Guaranty 
bldg. Flour miller. Born Aug 
9, 1857 in Webster N H, son of 
George and Louisa Little. Married 



Dec 26, 1893 to Erba Carskaddon. 
Educated in public schools of Web- 
ster N H ; high school Warner N H 
and Pennacook (N H) Academy. 
Moved to Minneapolis 187 9 and was 
engaged with Charles A Pillsbury Co 
as office boy, being successively pro- 
moted until he reached his present 
position of mngr and dir of the Pills- 
bury-Washburn Co in 189 9. Dir 
North Am Telegraph Co and North- 
western Bank. Member Minneapo- 
lis, Commercial, Lafayette, Minikahda, 
clubs Minneapolis, Chicago Club and 
Town and Country Club St Paul. 

LITTLE Henry M, Minneapolis. 
Res 1 E 34th st, office 615 N Y Life 
bldg. Insurance. Born April 2 2, 
1860 in Eddington Me, son of John 
C and Esther B Little. Educated in 
common and high schools Merrimac 
Mass. First engaged in confection- 
ery business Eddington Me 1878-82; 
cashr of Minneapolis office Mutual 
Benefit Life Insurance Co 1884-91; 
sec and treas North American Casu- 
alty Co of Minneapolis 1891 to date; 
sec and treas North American Life 
Assn. 

LITTLE John Warren, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 2 5 40 Portland av, office 3 40 
Andrus bldg. Surgeon. Born Sept 
21, 1859 in Clark county Ohio, son 
of John and Mary Ann (Highwood) 
Little. Married 18 87 to Nellie Mar- 
shall. Graduated from high school 
at South Charleston O; normal 
school at Lebanon O; Jefferson Med- 
ical College Philadelphia Pa 1883. 
Practiced in Minneapolis 18 83 to 
date. Ex-pres Hennepin County 

Medical Society and Minn Academy 
of Medicine; chief of staff Asbury 
Hospital Minneapolis; surgeon to 
Asbury and City hospitals Minne- 
apolis; professor of clinical surgery 
U of M; surgeon C G W Ry. Mem- 
ber Commercial Club Minneapolis. 

LITTLETON Samuel T, Owatonna. 
Lawyer. Born Dec 3, 1858 in Sheri- 
dan county Minn, son of Joseph D 
and Sarah M (Parks) Littleton. 
Married 1881 to Laura A Sheldon. 
Educated in dist schools and Sauls- 
bury (Mo) Academy and business 
college Topeka. Studied law and ad- 



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mitted to bar 1884; practiced law in 
Kasson until 19 00 in Owatonna to 
date. County atty 3 terms. Member 
Masonic fraternity, I O O F and 
Minn State Bar Assn. 

LOCHREN AVilliani, Minneapolis. 
Res 422 10th av S E, office Federal 
bldg. Jurist. Born April 3, 1832 
in County Tyrone Ireland. Came to 
Amei'ica with mother in 1834; edu- 
cated in common schools Vermont; 
worked on farm Worcester county 
Mass; studied law Franklin county 
Vt 1854; admitted to bar 1856; 
moved to Minnesota 185 6 and prac- 
ticed law in St Anthony until the 
outbreak of the Civil War. Served 
in Union army during Civil War. 1st 
lieut 1st Minn Infantry, Army of Po- 
tomac 1861-63; returned to Minn 
and resumed practice; state senator 
1869-70; judge Minn Dist Court 1881- 
93; state comnr of pensions 1893-9 6; 
judge U S Dist Court 189 6 to date. 
Member of Masonic fraternity and 
Loyal Legion. 

LOCKE Harry S, St Cloud. Res 
913 6th av S, office 5I61/2 St Ger- 
main St. Lawyer. Born Feb 19, 
185 5 in Hallowell Me, son of Joseph 
H and Martha (Bradford) Locke. 
Married Mar 9, 1877 to Catherine C 
Maxwell. Educated in common and 
graded schools at Clearwater Minn 
and St Cloud Normal School. Taught 
school until 1882; read law and ad- 
mitted to bar 1883; began practice 
in St Cloud and has continued to 
date; city justice 1886-91. Member 
B P O E. 

LOCKEY Joseph, St Paul. Res 27 
St Albans st, office American Nat 
Bank. Banker. Born Jan 1, 183 6 
near Leeds England, son of Thomas 
and Elizabeth (Daykin) Lockey. 
Come to U S and engaged in gold 
mining in California 1854-57; gen 
merchandise in Lake City Minn 1860. 
Served in the 6th Minn Infantry dur- 
ing the Indian war of 1862-63, in 
Minn and Dakota. Was later em- 
ployed in the U S disbursing office 
in St Paul until 1865. Started in 
the banking business with the First 
Nat Bank of Red Wing Minn 186 5- 
70. Clerk and deputy comnr of pen- 



sions at Washington D C 1870-7 6. 
Nat bank examiner 187 6-83. Cashr 
and pres of the Nat German Ameri- 
can Bank of St Paul 1883-1903 and 
is now pres of the American Nat 
Bank of St Paul. 

LOCKIN Samuel H, Red Wing. 
Banker. Born Dec 23, 1874 in Bran- 
don Wis, son of Alvin and Lena 
(Crook) Lockin. Married in 1898 
to Ada E Adams. Educated in pub- 
lic and high schools Goodhue county; 
graduated from Carleton College 
1902. First engaged as paying teller 
St Anthony Falls Bank Minneapolis 
1902-1905; cashr First Nat Bank 
Red Wing 19 05 to date. Member 
Commercial Club and Masonic fra- 
ternity. 

LOCKWOOD John E, Minneapolis. 
Res 501 5th st S E, office 123 Main 
st S E. Founder and machinist. 
Born Jan 16, 183 2 in Newburg N Y, 
son of James and Sarah (Echer) 
Lockwood. Married Nov 2 2, 1855 
to Martha C Colville. Educated in 
common schools. Learned machinist 
trade at Matteawan N Y; foreman 
Washington Iron Works Newburg N 
Y 1861-63; moved to Titusville Pa 
and engaged in oil machinery busi- 
ness 1864-65; engaged in sawmill 
machinery business in south 1865- 
69. Member Masonic fraternity. 

LOCKWOOD Louis F, St Paul. 

Res 530 Ashland av, office 504 Nat 
German American Bank bldg. Archi- 
tect. Born in 186 6 in London Eng- 
land, son of Francis Day and Morth- 
lock (Sturges) Lockwood. Married 
Nov 29, 19 06 to Elizabeth Taylor. 
Educated in Kings College London 
Eng; graduated from Kings College 
Cambridge 1884; studied in archi- 
tect's office in London Eng 1884-88. 
Moved to St Paul 1888 and engaged 
in the practice of his profession with 
others until 1893, since which time 
he has been practicing alone. Among 
notable buildings which he has erect- 
ed are the new structures of Farwell, 
Ozmun, Kirk & Co; Nicols, Dean & 
Gregg; Lindeke, Warner & Sons and 
the First Nat Bank. Member of the 
Minn and Enipire clubs. 



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LOEHL Henry C, Anoka. Hard- 
ware. Born May 25, 1S55 in Chicago 
111, son of John Loehl. Married in 
1880 to Alice C Phillips. Educat- 
ed in common schools. Moved to St 
Peter Minn 1867; learned painting 
and tinsmithing; moved to Anoka 
1876 and was snpt of tinsmith shop 
until 1899. Formed partnership 
with Gyrenes Karker as Loehl & 
Karker and has continued same to 
date, engaged in hardware business. 
Alderman and chief of fire dept. 
Member I O O F and K of P. 



LOFGREN Charles J, Ada. Bank- 
er. Born Sept 20, i862, son of Ole 
and Mary (Johnson) Lofgren. Mar- 
ried July 23, 1892 to Ella Ahlers. 
Moved with parents from Sweden 
to Pope county Minn when a child; 
worked on farm until 17; engaged as 
elk in drug store until 188.5; bought 
out his employer and conducted same 
until 1890, when he sold out and 
moved to Ada; established Norman 
County Bank which was re-organized 
as First Nat'l Bank 1900. Pres Cando 
(N Dak) Nat'l Bank; First Nat'l Bank 
of Ulen Minn; First State Bank of 
East Grand Forks Minn; First State 
Bank of Felton Minn; Citizens State 
Bank of Twin Valley Minn; v pres 
First State Bank Mahnomen Minn; 
dir First Nat'l Bank Twin Valley 
Minn ; First Nat'l Bank of Sauk Cen- 
ter Minn and cashr First Nat Bank 
of Ada. Member of American and 
State Bankers assns; K of P and I 
O O F. 

LONG Jay Henry, Mankato. Of- 
fice Brainerd Minn. Lawyer. Born 
Aug 12, 1853 in Honeybrook Pa, son 
of Stephen and Annie Long. Mar- 
ried June 24, 1876 to Lizzie B Mar- 
pie. Is a graduate of Princeton (N 
J) College, A B, A M 1876. Studied 
law in law office West Chester Pa. 
Editor of the Chester County Demo- 
crat West Chester Pa 1879; manag- 
ing editor Daily Journal Fergus Falls 
1882-85; city atty Slayton 189 0-91; 
city recorder Slayton 1892; member 
of charter comn Mankato 19 05-19 07; 
special judge of municipal court 
Mankato 1906-1907; atty for McKin- 
ley Cedar & Lumber Co Brainerd 
1907. 



LONGLEY Benjamin, St Paul. 

Res 899 Iglehart st. Minister of 
religion. Born May 5, 1848 at Wa- 
terloo, Province of Quebec Canada, 
son of Edmund and Annis Matilda 
(Kilborn) Longley. Attended Frost 
Village Academy Prov Quebec 18 60- 
63; Waterloo Academy Prov Quebec 
1863-65; Victoria Univ Ontario 1870- 
7 4 graduating B A. Degree of D D 
from Hamline Univ St Paul 1905. 
Pastor of various churches in the 
provinces of Quebec and Ontario 
1868-88; in Minn 1889-9 7; Central 
Park Church St Paul 189 7-1906. 
Served with Canadian vol against 
Fenian raiders in 1866. 



LORD Samuel, Kasson. Lawyer. 
Born Feb 2 5, 18 59 in Marion, Olms- 
ted county Minn, son of Samuel and 
Maria Louisa (Compton) Lord. Mar- 
ried Feb 14, 1891 to Emma Nelson. 
Educated in public schools Mantor- 
ville Minn; Shattuck School Fari- 
bault Minn and Carleton College 
Northfield Minn. County atty Dodge 
county Minn 1887-99; state senator 
7th dist Minn 1899-1907. Member 
Minn Tax Comn 1907; delegate at 
large to Nat Rep Convention Phila- 
delphia Pa 19 00 and chairman of del- 
egation; candidate for nomination 
for governor at Rep Convention at 
Duluth 19 06. Dir Nat Bank of Kas- 
son; dir and v pres Nelson Mercan- 
tile Co. 

LORIXG Charles, Crookston. Res 
115 E 7th st, office Abstract blk. Law- 
yer. Born Nov 26, 1873 in St Croix 
county Wis, son of Lyman and Eu- 
genie (Hutchinson) Loring. Married 
Oct 3, 1900 to Bertha Darrow. Edu- 
cated in State Normal schools at River 
Falls Wis and Moorhead Minn; Phil- 
lips Academy Exeter N H; graduated 
from U of M law dept LL B 1898. 
Formed partnership with Hon Halvor 
Steenerson and has been engaged in 
practice of law in Crookston 1900 to 
date. Dir Scandia American Bank and 
Maplebay Windstacker Co Crookston. 
Member Minnesota State Bar Assn; 
Masonic fraternity; B' P O E; Com- 
mercial Club and Delta Chi college 
fraternity. 



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LOVP] Joseph W, Wayzata. Office 
120 N 4th st Minneapolis. Merchant. 
Born Nov 20, 18 60 in Ontario Can, son 
of Alpheus and Phoebe (Raymond) 
Love. Married Oct 1887 to Jessie 
Wilson. Educated in common schools 
Canada. Variously employed until 
1886; moved to Minneapolis 1886; 
sold shoes for mnfrs and in 1893 
formed firm of J W Love & Co whol 
shoes which has continued to date. 

LOV^ELY John A, Albert Lea. 
Lawyer. Born Nov 18, 1843 in Bur- 
lington Vt, son of Noble and Aurelia 
(Post) Lovely. Married in 1871 to 
Helen M Church. Educated in pub- 
lic schools Burlingfon Vt and New 
Hampton Institute of Fairfax Vt. 
Studied law in Milwaukee and ad- 
mitted to bar 18 64; practiced in Wis 
1864-6 7; moved to Albert Lea 18 67 
and engaged in practice there to 
date; also has office in St Paul. Mem- 
ber firm Lovely & Dunn. City atty 
Albert Lea 2 years; county atty 10 
years; judge of supreme court Minn 
1900-1906. Pres State Bar Assn 
1875-78. 

TjOAM^: Thomas, Pipestone. Phy- 
sician and surgeon (H). Born Nov 
8, 1858 in Lachute P Q Canada, son 
of James and Wilhelmina (Schla- 
berg) Lowe. Married June 18, 1887 
to Sadie S Southwell. Educated in 
country school Bremer county la and 
Decorah (la) Institute. Taught 
school 3 years and was supt of 
schools Britt la. Studied medicine 
and graduated from Hahnemann Med- 
ical College Chicago 18 85; special 
courses N Y Post-Graduate Medical 
School 189 7-1901; practiced medi- 
cine Slay ton Minn 188 5-1904; in 
Pipestone 1904 to date. Now pres 
State Board of Medical Examiners; 
head physician for Minn M W A 
1901 to date; dir First Nat Bank, 
Slayton, State Bank of Chandler and 
State Bank of Lake Wilson. Mem- 
ber American Medical Assn, Ameri- 
can Institute of Homeopathy, Minn 
State Medical Assn; ex-pres Minn 
State Homeopathic Institute and 
Pipestone Club. 

LOWRY George K, Fergus Falls. 
Real estate. Born Jan 3, 1862 in 
Rochester Minn, son of William D and 
Elmira C (Cutter) Lowry. Mar- 



ried April 7 18 86 to Hattie Chamber- 
lin. Educated in public schools and 
business college; moved to Fergus 
Falls 18 80 and was employed in of- 
fice of register of deeds until 1882; 
of firm of Sawbridge & Lowry real 
estate 1882-84; Lowry Bros 1884- 
86; alone in same business 1886-89; 
Lake and Lowry proprs Farmers 
Loan Bank to date. Member M N G; 
Chippewa Club, Chamber of Com- 
merce and K of P. 

LOYHEl) Edgar H, Faribault. 
Merchant. Born April 15, 1858 in 
Faribault Minn, son of Thomas H and 
Lois A (Hicks) Loyhed. Married 
in 1884 to Frances Ames. Educated 
in public schools; Shattuck School, 
Faribault; Columbia Univ and grad- 
uated from law dept Univ of Mich 
1881. Admitted to bar but never 
practiced. Member T H Loyhed & 
Son hardware 1881; mnfr of tinware 
Seattle 1888; returned to Faribault 
and re-entered old firm 189 4. Mem- 
ber State Board of Trustees School 
for Deaf and Blind; Masonic frater- 
nity and Commercial Club. 

LUCAS John AV, Winona. Res 
276 W 5th St. office Center and 3d. 
Lumberman. Born July 9, 1863 in 
Ireland, son of John Lucas. Married 
in 1890 to Sallie Ward. Educated 
in Minneapolis public schools. En- 
gaged as elk in drug business 1877- 
81; in lumber business Bismarck N 
D 1881-9 4; moved to Winona and 
engaged in lumber business 1894 to 
date. Pres Old Oregon Lumber Co; 
sec Hayes Lucas Lumber Co. Mem- 
ber Arlington Club and Business 
Men's Assn. 

LUCE Clint L, Albert Lea. Edit- 
or. Born Sept 2 8, 1854 in Stowe 
Vt, son of Harvey and Ann (Stone) 
Luce. Educated in the public schools 
of la and Minn. First engaged in 
farming Freeborn county Minn. 
Moved to Albert Lea 1878 and after 
learning printer's trade purchased 
half interest in Albert Lea Enterprise 
under firm name of Halvorsou & 
Luce which continued until 1897; 
editor Albert Lea Tribune 19 00 to 
date; assisted in organizing Albert Lea 
^Mercantile Co 1895 and was made 
sec of same; assisted in organizing 



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Skinner Mercantile Co, wliich was 
later merged into Skinner Chamber- 
lain Co and of which he is now sec. 
Dir of Citizens Nat Bank and member 
of firm of Reynolds & Luce livery. 
Served 3 years in 2d Regt M N G. 
Served on State, Congressional and 
County Rep committees. Former 
coroner Freeborn county. Pres Al- 
bert Lea Public Library Board. Mem- 
ber Commercial Club; Freeborn 
County Horticultural Society; K P and 
Masonic fraternity; sec Albert Lea 
Driving Club. 

LIDDEN John l>, St Paul. Res 
641 Wabasha st. Retired. Born in 
1819 in East Hampton Mass. Mar- 
ried to Margaret Rhodes. Moved to 
New York from his birthplace at age 
of 21. Engaged in lead mining Illi- 
nois; logging St Croix Valley Wis; 
built sawmill in Pine City with J P 
Griffin; moved to St Paul 1845 and en- 
gaged in lumber business as Gribben 
& Ludden. One of the organizers of 
the State Savings Bank; Member of 
the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature 
3 terms. 

LUERS Herbert F, Owatonna. 
Journalist. Born Aug 9, 1875 in 
Owatonna Minn, son of Herman H 
and Trena A (Snedigar) Luers. Mar- 
ried in 1901 to Anne S Richardson. 
Educated in the public schools and 
Pillsbury Academy Owatonna and U 
of M; studied voice and instrumen- 
tal music. Began his career as re- 
porter on Owatonna Journal 1896; 
with E K Whiting purchased Farm- 
ers Gazette and changed its name 
to the Chronicle 1897; Incorporated 
as Journal-Chronicle Co 1906, of 
which he is pres and editor and E 
K Whiting v pres, sec and business 
mngr; purchased the Owatonna 
Journal merging the 2 papers under 
the name of "The Owatonna Journal- 
Chronicle" published daily and week- 
ly. Capt Co "I" 2d Regt M N G. 
Member Minn State and North Star 
Daily Editorial assns. V pres Com- 
mercial Club; member B P O E, 
Modern Samaritans and v pres Steele 
County Good Roads Assn. 

LUFKIN Harry M, St Paul. Res 
617 Goodrich av, office 403 Germania 
Lire bldg. Physician (H). Born 
April 13, 1860 in Shelbvville 111, son 



of Charles D and Lucia R (Smith) 
Lufkin. Educated at State Normal 
Univ Normal 111; Univ of Mich (Med- 
ical) degree homeopathic; Hahne- 
mann Medical College Philadelphia 
Pa; Univ of N Y (R) medical degree; 
studied 2 years in European hospi- 
tals. Attending physician at St 
Luke's and St Joseph's hospitals St 
Paul ; attending gynecologist City 
and County Hospital ; professor dis- 
eases of children U of M medical 
dept 1897-1904; professor physical 
diagnosis and clinical medicine 
189 7-19 04. Ex-pres and member of 
the Minn State Board of Medical Ex- 
aminers 1890-97 and pres Minn In- 
stitute of Homeopathy. 

JAM George H, Little Falls. Mill- 
er. Born Nov 6, 1S74 in Somerset 
New York, son of Levi L and Rebecca 
P (Chapman) Lum. Married Aug 17, 
1899 to Frances R Douglass. Edu- 
cated in Somerset (N Y) schools. En- 
gaged in teaching school 1893; trav 
salesman for Pillsbury-Washburn Flour 
Milling Co in New York and Penn 
for 7 years; in whol flour business 
Clearfield Pa; now pres Northwestern 
Milling Co Little Falls, established 
1906. Member Masonic fraternity; 
Knights Templar; Shrine and B P 
O E. 

LUM Leon E, Duluth. Res 1103 
E 1st, office First Nat Bank. Law- 
yer. Born May 20, 1859 in Anoka 
county Minn, son of Silas O and 
Emily H (Thorndike) Lum. Educat- 
ed in the common schools of Minne- 
apolis and U of M. Admitted to the 
bar in Hennepin county i880 and be- 
gan practice in Brainerd 1881. Elect- 
ed justice of peace 1882. Served as 
city atty 4 terms; county atty 2 terms 
and as member of the legislature 1 
term. Moved to Duluth 1897 and 
has been engaged in the practice of 
law since that time. Member of 
Kitchi Gammi, Northland Country, 
Duluth Boat and Yacht clubs. 

LUNDEEN Ernest C A, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 3318 Minnehaha av, office 
316-318 Security Bank bldg. Law- 
yer. Born Aug 4, 1878 near Beres- 
ford S D, son of Rev Charles H and 
Kristine Charlotte Lundeen. Mar- 
ried Sept 14, 1902 to Ethel Whipple. 



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Attended public schools in S D and 
Iowa; graduated from Dayton Iowa 
High School 1S95; B A Carleton 
College 1901; law dept U of M 
19 01-19 03; studied law and served 
as asst in office of T N Jayne Min- 
neapolis 19 03-1906; during this time 
acted as mngr of Estates Realization 
Co, property, property rights and col- 
lections Minneapolis. Admitted to 
practice May 21, 19 06 on state bar ex- 
amination. Has practiced since admis- 
sion. Private in 12th Minn Vol Inf 
Spanish-American War; private, cor- 
poral and sergeant MNG1899 to date. 
Won Minn State Oratorical Contest 
1900; represented Minn in interstate 
collegiate debate with Northwestern 
Univ 1903; member Athenian Liter- 
ary Society Carleton College. 

LUNDQUIST Charles Oscar, Min- 
neapolis. Res 1800 13th av S, office 
508 Endicott bldg St Paul. Lawyer. 
Born Oct 2 4 1879 in La Crosse Wis, 
son of John A and Mary ( Mark ) 
Lundquist. Married July 25,1903 to 
Virginia M Tobin of St Louis. At- 
tended public schools at La Crosse 
Wis; graduated from La Crosse High 
School 1897; expert accountant 
1898; U of M, LL B 1903; LL M 
19 04; practiced law in Minneapolis 
1903-1907; was identified with D S 
B Johnston Land Co St Paul 6 years; 
sec and treas of F R Duxbury Land 
Co St Paul. Handles real estate, 
mortgage investments and invest- 
ment securities. Member Delta Chi 
law college fraternity; K of P; Ward 
Rep Club Minneapolis. 

LUNDRIGAX J E, Cass Lake. 
Lawyer. Born Sept 11, 1875 in Rush- 
ford, Alleghany county N Y, son of 
John and Hannah (Young) Lundri- 
gan. Married April 25, 1906 to Alice 
Dudley. Educated in Rushford Acad- 
emy and Union Univ (legal dept). 
Admitted to bar in New York 1901; 
moved to Minn and admitted to bar 
1902; moved to Cass Lake and opened 
office 1903 where he has practiced 
to date. Member Masonic fraternity. 

LUXZ James H, Two Harbors. 
Lumber. Born Dec 2 8, 18 60 in 

Houghton Mich, son of George and 
Barbara Anna Lunz. Educated in 
common schools Mich. In livery 

business Escanaba Mich until 1884; 



same in Two Harbors; of Owens & 
Lunz lumber 1899-93; purchased en- 
tire business 1893 and conducts same 
as Jas H Lunz Lumber Co. Pres 
First State Bank Two Harbors. Mem- 
ber B P O E and I O O F. 

LUKTOX Freeman Ellsworth, 

Fergus Falls. Supt of schools. Born 
Sept 5, 1870 in Maine, son of Thomas 
L and Adelia (Coleman) Lurton. 
Married June 2 6, 189 4 to Alice Bab- 
bitt. Graduated from Carleton Col- 
lege Northfield Minn B S 1894; M S 
1897; Gale College Galesville Wis MA 
1898; Upper Iowa Univ Fayette la, 
M A 1906; Ewing College Ewing 111 
Ph D 19 07. Teacher rural schools 
188 7-89; principal graded schools 
Morristown Minn 1891-92; head of 
dept of history and political science 
West Side High School Milwaukee 
Wis 189 4-9 6; instructor in political 
economy in high school Sioux City la 
1896; supt of schools Monticello 
Minn 1896-1900; Spring Valley 1900- 
19 03; Preston 1903-1906; Fergus 
Falls 19 06 to date. From 189 6-190 6 
instructed in or conducted State 
Summer Schools for Teachers under 
the authority of the State dept of 
Education. Member board of direc- 
tors City Library; Wis Academy 
Science, Arts and Letters; American 
Historical Assn; Minn Educational 
Assn. 

LUSK James AV, St Paul. Res 5 57 
Dayton av, office National German 
American Bank bldg. Banker. Born 
Sept 6, 1841 in Cherry Valley N Y, 
son of Rev William and Jane Adelaide 
(Norris) Lusk. Educated in the pub- 
lic schools of Reedsburg Wis and 
Batavia N Y. Was admitted to the 
bar in Circuit Court of Sauk county 
Wis 1866; Supreme Court of Wis 
soon after; county judge Sauk county 
Wis 4 years. Removed to St Paul 
1884 and was admitted to the bar 
by the Supreme Court of Minn and 
U S Supreme Court. Engaged in 
active practice of law in St Paul and 
was gen atty for Chicago, Great 
Western Ry Co. Became pres of the 
Nat German American Bank Oct 1, 
1893 and is still holding that office. 
Served 2 years in the Civil War as 
2d lieut Co "B" and 1st lieut Co "A" 
12th Wis Infantry. Dir St Paul 
Fire and Marine Insurance Co, Chi- 



24S 



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cago Great Western Ry and North- 
western Trust Co. Member of Minn 
and Town and Country clubs St Paul. 

LUSTER Carl A, Dulutli. Res 
1G19 E 1st St, office 302 Lake av S. 
Manufacturer. Born Aug 11, 18 66 
in Saginaw Mich. In hardware bus- 
iness Saginaw Mich until 1899; es- 
tablished N W Mnfg Co, afterwards 
Clyde Iron Co, now Clyde Iron Works 
of which he is pres. Member Kitchi 
Gammi, Northland Country and Com- 
mercial clubs. 

LYMAN AVillai-d C, Winona. Pub- 
lisher. Born May 13, 1861 in Living- 
ston county Mich, son of Hollis F and 
Catherine (Reid) Lyman. Married 
in 1889 to Clara Frost. Attended 
public schools Livingston county 
Mich 1865-74. Worked on Daily 
Courier Jackson Mich 1874-84; gen 
office work Evening Courier Jackson 
Mich 1884-8 6; Morning Patriot- Jack- 
son 188 6-19 06; vice pres Winona In- 
dependent Aug 1, 1906 to date. 
Member Masonic fraternity. 

LYNCH Edward, Duluth. Res 
Spalding Hotel, office 431 Manhattan. 
Timber lands. Born March 9, 1859 
in Philadelphia Pa, son of James and 
Jane (Gilandrews) Lynch. Educated 
in the public schools of Windsor Can- 
ada. Engaged in timber business in 
Mich and Minn. Engaged in busi- 
ness for self in 1878 and is now hold- 
er of large timber lands and mining 
properties. Member of Kitchi Gammi 
and Commercial clubs. 

LYNCH Frederick B, St Paul. Res 
1954 Iglehart st, office 422-43 8 Endi- 
cott bldg. Lumber and real estate. 
Born May 4, 1866 in Madison Wis, 
son of John W and Helen ( De Camp) 
Lynch. Married in 1887 to Isabella 
C Purdon. Educated in the public 
schools at Yankton S D and Yankton 
College. Sec Northwest Colonization 
Co, Red Deer Lumber Co and Canada 
Coal & Coke Co; sec and treas Elk 
Lumber Co; v pres Williams Iron 
Mine Co; pres Alberta & Saskatch- 
ewan Colonization Co, Minn Invest- 
ment Co and Madison Land Co. 
Member St Paul Commercial, Minn 
and Athletic clubs; 4 years alder- 
man from 11th ward St Paul; 4 
years treas Minn State Dem Central 
Committee. 



LYON Frank W, Little Falls. Law- 
yer. Born Nov 18, 1856 in Stark 
county 111, son of C M S and S Eliza 
(Rhodes) Lyon. Married March 1, 
1883 to Helen G Thompson. Educated 
in high school Toulon 111 and Knox 
College Galesburg 111. Has been en- 
gaged in practice of law for twenty- 
five years; county atty of Morrison 
county Minn 8 years; member Board 
of Education Little Falls at present 
and for 12 years. Member Masonic 
fraternity. 

LYON George A, Minneapolis. Res 
3 225 Hennepin av, office 619-625 N 
Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born June 9, 
1871 in Rockford la, son of Orlo 
Henry and Belle Alden (Bradford) 
Lyon. Married Oct 5, 19 05 to Eliza- 
beth N McLean. Graduated from 
Rockford la High School 18 88; Iowa 
College at Grinnell la 1892; Harvard 
Univ Law School 1903; Iowa College 
B S; Harvard Univ LL B. Cashr 
Marble Rock Bank la 1892-93; asst 
cashr First Nat Bank of Rockford la 
1893-1900; mayor of Rockford la 
1897. Dir First Nat Bank of Rock- 
ford la; engaged in study and prac- 
tice of law 1900 to date; associated 
in practice with Lancaster & McGee 
lawyers Minneapolis. 

LYONS Patrick F, St Paul. Res 252 
W 5th St. Retired civil engineer and 
meteorologist. Born March 17, 1842 
in county Kerry Ireland, son of Pat- 
rick and Ellen (Carrol) Lyons. Ed- 
ucated at Christian Brothers College, 
public school; business college and 
Polytechnic Institute St Louis Mo 
1853-68. Surveyor and civil eng, 
engaged in hydraulic and railroad 
works 18 70-76. Employed in War 
Dept and Dept of Agriculture as asst 
observer, observer, instructor of 
meteorology and forcaster U S Weath- 
er Bureau 187 6-1903 when he re- 
tired. Contributor to weekly and 
several publications of historic and 
scientific nature. Served as sergent 
Co "G" 11th Mo Inf 1863. 

LYTLB John Alexander, St Paul. 
Res 189 7 Feronia av, office 2161 
University av. Cattle dealer. Born 
July 8, 1865 in Maghera Ireland, son 
of John Shields and Elizabeth Mar- 
shall (Lowry) Lytle. Educated in 
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tuition in Ireland. Moved to Regina 
Canada and engaged in farming 
1SS2; moved to St Paul and was em- 
ployed as cattle salesman with Lytle 
& Raeburn 1894-1901 at which time 
formed partnership with Wm M 
Raeburn under firm name of the Rlid- 
way Cow Market. Engaged in cat- 
tle business. Member of Masonic fra- 
ternity. 



M< 



McALPINK Donald B, Grand 
Marais. Lawyer. Born Sept 16, 

18 79 in Alba, Lapeer county Mich, 
son of Daniel and Harriet (Wilken- 
son) McAlpine. Married Dec 2 8, 
1904 to Elizabeth Dolan. Graduated 
from Kalkaska Mich High School 
1897; graduated from Olivet Mich 
Preparatory College 1899; graduated 
from Univ of Mich law dept 1902; 
course in U of M law dept 19 04. 
Located at Grand Marais Minn 1904; 
elected county atty 1904; re-elected 

19 06, term expires Jan 1, 19 09. Sec 
of Rep County Committee. 

McALPlNE John, Duluth. Res 
1610 E 1st, office 403 American Ex- 
change Bank bldg. Lumber and lum- 
ber lands. Born May 1, 1854 in New 
York, son of James and Jessie (Mc- 
Laughlin) McAlpine. Married Mar 
1899 to Sarah Keating. Educated in 
common schools Ontario. First en- 
gaged in lumbering and logging on 
Ottawa river. Moved to Eau Claire 
Wis 1878 and engaged in lumber 
business for self until 1889; moved 
to California and bought timber for 
self 1889-93. Moved to Duluth and 
continued in timber buying 1893 to 
date. Has large interests in Wash- 
ington, Oregon and Idaho; also en- 
gaged in manufacturing and lumber 
business. Member Kitchi Gammi and 
Commercial clubs Duluth; Eau Claire 
(Wis) Club; Masonic fraternity, K of 
P and I O O F. 

MCCARTHY' John, Stillwater. Res 
713 S 3d St. Retired (lumber). 
Born May 26, 1846 in Mitchelstown 
Ireland, son of Daniel and Abigail 
(Barry) McCarthy. ^Married :Mav 12, 
1868 to Anna M McGoldrick. Edu- 
cated in common schools of Peter- 
boro Ont. Settled in Stillwater 1863 
and was engaged in logging and min- 



ing in Central City Colo 1864-67. 
Engaged in meat business Stillwater 
under firm name of Holcomb & Mc- 
Carthy 186 7-7 6; in lumber business- 
as John McCarthy & Co 18 76-82; 
lumber broker 18 82-8 7; postmaster 
of Stillwater 1887-92; expert land 
examiner 1892 to date. Dir McGold- 
rick Lumber Co Spokane and has 
large interests in many other lumber 
companies. Chairman Washington 
County Dem Central Committee 187 9- 
87. State pres A O H 189 0-98; mem- 
ber B P O E. 

McCLEARY James Thompson, 

Mankato. Office Washington D C. 
Second Assistant Postmaster General. 
Born Feb .5, 1853 in Ingersoll Can, 
son of Thompson and Sarah (Mc- 
Cutcheon) McCleary. Married June- 
4, 187 4 to Mary Edith Taylor. At- 
tended high school at Ingersoll Ont 
and IVIcGill Univ ]Montreal. Taught 
school in Wis and was supt of schools 
of Pierce county Wis; resigned in 
1881 to become state institute con- 
ductor of ]Minn and professor of his- 
tory and civics in State Normal School 
Mankato. Elected to United States 
House of Representatives from 2d 
Minn dist 1892 and served 7 consecu- 
tives terms; term of service expired 
March 4, 1907 upon which he was: 
immediately appointed by President 
Roosevelt to be 2d assistant postmas- 
ter gen having charge of transparta- 
tion of U S mails on land and sea 
which covered an expenditure in 
1906 of more than $76,000,000. Au- 
thor "Studies in Civics" 1888 and "A 
Manual of Civics" 1894. Sec Minn 
Educational Assn 1883; pres of same 
1891. 

McCLELLAN Fred L, :\Iinneapolis. 
Res 2016 Kenwood pkway, office 245 
1st av N. Merchant. Born June 11, 
186 7 in Sarnia Can, son of William 
Wallace and Ellen A (Wait) McClel- 
lan. Married June 12, 189 5 to Lena 
L Shattuck. Educated in common 
schools. Moved to Minneapolis 18 82^ 
and was employed in mercantile busi- 
ness until 1889; employed by James. 
H Bishop & Co whol paper dealers 
as bkpr and later as creditman 18 89- 
94; engaged in business for self in 
189 4 as McClellan Paper Co; incor- 
porated 189 8. ^Member B P O E. 



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Little Sl-etchcs of Big Folks. 



McCLINTOCK John Mills, Duluth. 
Res Kitchi Gammi Club, office 501 
Torrey bldg. Lawyer. Born Dec 23, 
1864 in Collinsville O, son of Robert 
(Scroggin) and Sarah Jane (Smith) 
McClintock. Educated in public 

schools Collinsville O; Miami Univ 
Oxford O; Hanover College Indiana; 
graduated from law dept Univ of Vir- 
ginia and Cincinnati Univ. Admitted 
to bar 1891 and began practice in 
Galveston Texas; moved to Duluth 
1892 and has been engaged in prac- 
tice of his profession to date. Asst 
county atty 1899-1901; county atty 
1901-1907. Member Commercial, 
Kitchi Gammi and Duluth Boat clubs. 

McCLOUI) Charles Naumann, 

St Paul. Res 965 Selby av, office 
3 04 Selby av. Physician and sur- 
geon. Born Feb 9, 18 72 in St Paul 
Minn, son of D H and Maria (Nau- 
mann) McCloud. Married Oct 18. 
1904 to Agatha de Lambert. At- 
tended St Paul public schools; Mac- 
alester College St Paul; college of 
pharmacy U of M, graduating Phm 
D 1895; medical dept M D 19 01. 
Interne City and County Hospital St 
Paul 1901-1902; has practiced in St 
Paul 19 01 to date. Member Ramsey 
County and Minn State Medical so- 
cieties; American Medical Assn. 

McCOXXELIi James M, Mankato. 
Res 918 S Front st, office 5th and 
Hickory sts. Educator. Born May 
28, 1868 in Armstrong county Pa, 
son of William and Rebecca (Moore) 
McConnell. Married July 19, 1893 
to Jeanette Graham. Educated in 
the common schools of Pa; Edin- 
boro (Pa) State Normal School; read 
law in Warren Pa; attended Carle- 
ton College Northfleld Minn. Taught 
school in Pa; principal of graded 
schools Pa; taught mathematics and 
civics in private school Minn; supt 
of schools Heron Lake Minn 3 years; 
supt of schools Winnebago Minn 
1900-1904; supt of schools Mankato 
Sept 1904 to date. Institute and 
summer school instructor 1900-19 07; 
same in summer school Mankato 
Normal 190 5-1907. Pres Southern 
Minn Teachers' Assn 1906; pres 
Minn State Educational Assn 19 07. 



xMcCOR]VIACK Michael L, St Paul. 
Res 1873 Marshall av Merriam Park, 
office 721 Germania Lige bldg. Real 
estate. Born Nov 2 6, 185 in 
Frundsville, Susquehanna county Pa, 
son of F F and Jane (Maguire) Mc- 
Cormack. Married in 1862 to Adele 
A Lyons. Educated in the common 
schools of St Paul and Sibley county 
Minn. Left home when still a youth 
and began steamboating on the Miss- 
issippi; licensed master and pilot 
1871; associated with Red River 
Transportation Co on Red River of 
the North; early identified with 
steamboat navigation in all parts of 
the Northwest. In 1871 Capt McCor- 
mack and Capt Griggs located what 
is now city of Grand Forks; estab- 
lished first sawmill in that country; 
opened gen store under firm name of 
McCormack & Griggs & Co; built 
Grand Forks Roller Mills; operated 
same 1882-9 6. Built several busi- 
ness blocks at Grand Forks; stock- 
holder and dir First Nat Bank Grand 
Forks several years; organizer and 
pres Grand Forks Nat Bank 18 86-9 5; 
Elected treas of county 1873; elected 
mayor of Grand Forks 1882; served 
for 3 terms ; delegate to Nat Dem Con- 
vention at Chicago 1884; member of 
notification committee; appointed sec 
of territory of Dakota 18 85-89; be-' 
came acting governor of N D 1887; 
state senator 1889-97; received Dem 
nomination for U S senator. 

McCRxlCKEX Augustus E, Minne- 
apolis. Res 3 022 Harriet av S, office 
250 1st av N. Carriages. Born May 
20, 1856 in Illinois, son of John and 
Mary (Cormeny) McCracken. Mar- 
ried 1883 to Adelaide Roach. Edu- 
cated in common and high schools 
Mt Carroll 111. Farmed until 1876; 
trav salesman for Harrison, Knight 
& Co 187 6-79; with Good now & Haw- 
ley lumber as mngr until 1886; Hed- 
erly & McCracken carriage repository 
188 6 to date. 

McCROSSEN Julian A, St Paul. 
Res The Willard, office 212 Endicott 
bldg. Real estate and farm lands 
Born May 21, 1854 in Waupaca coun- 
ty Wis, son of James and Cornelia 
( Jones) McCrossen. Married in 

1902 to Caroline Barr. Attended 
public schools Wis; Lawrence Univ 



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Appleton Wis. Mercantile business 
18 72-91; lumber Wausau Wis 1891- 
94; merchandise and lumber for self 
W'ashington 1894-98; lumber Wau- 
sau 189 8-1902; real estate St Paul 
1903 to date; v pres Golden Valley 
Land & Cattle Co. 

McCUXE Alexander, Minneapolis. 
Res 3 20 7 4th av S, office Court 
House. Lawyer. Born Mar 2, 1859 
in Mecca Mills, Park county Ind, son 
of Henry Clay and Mary Ann (Mel- 
vin) McCune. Married Oct 2 0, 1886 to 
Clara McNair. Educated in public 
schools of Ind and N Y; "Genesee 
Wesleyan Seminary Lima N Y 1873- 
77; Princeton Univ 1877-81; Mich 
Univ Law School 1882-83. Practiced 
law alone until 188.5 when he formed 
a partnership with Edwin S Slater 
which continued until 188 7 when he 
became associated with Edw M John- 
son and later with Claude B Leonard 
under the firm name of Johnson. 
Leonard & McCune, which continued 
until 1897. Practiced law until Jan 
1, 19 06 when he was appointed elk 
of the Probate Court of Hennepin 
county Minn which office he now 
holds. Was a member of the Minne- 
apolis City Council 1898-1902. 

McDAVITT Thomas, St Paul. Res 
596 Grand av, office Lowry bldg. 
Oculist and aurist. Born May 15, 
1857 in St Louis Mo, son of Virgil 
and Caroline (McGinnis) McDavitt. 
Married June 25, 1884 to Hattie 
Easton. Graduated Chicago Medical 
College 18 79. Practiced gen medi- 
cine and surgery in W'inona Minn un- 
til July 1, 1890; 1 year in special 
work in Paris, Vienna and Berlin 
before entering special work in St 
Paul Sept 1891. Is sec of Minn State 
Medical Assn; member of American 
Medical Assn and several other Med- 
ical societies. 

3rcDERMOTT Thomas, St Paul. 
Res 296 Dayton av, office 6 57 Gil- 
fillan blk. Lawyer. Born March 
4, 1876 in Stillwater Minn, son of 
Philip and Elizabeth (McGrath) 
McDermott. Attended Stillwater 

High School, graduating 1892; U of 
M 1892-96; graduated B Sc; law 
dept U of M 1897-1900, graduated 
B L. Studied law with How & Butler 



and How & Taylor 189 7-1900; asst 
corporation atty St Paul 1901-1903; 
special atty of Water Board St Paul 
in litigation against St Paul City Ry 
Co 1903-1906; gen practice of law 
St Paul 1903 to date. Member 

Theta Delta Chi college fraternity; 
Minn and Town and Country clubs 
St Paul. 

McDERMOTT Thomas J, St Paul. 
Res 354 N Dale, office 714 N Y Life 
bldg. Lawyer. Born Nov 17, 1861 in 
Le Sueur county Minn, son of Paul A 
and Rose (McNamee) McDermott. Edu- 
cated in the country schools until 1883; 
business college 1883-84; U of M Col- 
lege of Law 1892-95, from which he 
graduated with degrees of LL B and 
LL M. Has been engaged in the 
practice of law since April 1892. 
Was chairman of Dem Committee 
189 4-9 6 and Dem nominee for atty 
gen Minn 1904. International rep- 
resentative of the I O F to Toronto 
1900; to Atlantic City 1905; and is 
at present high counsel of that or- 
der in Minn. 

Mcdonald Kenneth A, Duluth. 
Res 9 Munger ter, office 509-510 
Providence bldg. Lumber. Born 

Sept 7, 1859 in Clayton N Y, son of 
Angus and Annie (Farris) McDon- 
ald. Married Nov 16, 1891 to Annie 
Fitzpatrick. Began business career 
at the age of 14 loading vessels on 
the St Lawrence river. Moved to 
Saginaw Mich 1874 and remained in 
lumber woods 1 year. Removed to 
Alpena ^lich and engaged in lumber 
and sawmill business until 1875. 
Removed to Duluth 189 5 and en- 
gaged in sawmill business until 189 7 
when he went into the pine land 
business on his own account; now 
having many large interests in vari- 
ous corporations in lumber and min- 
eral lands. Member of Mich N G 
1883-9 5; v pres Western Curling- 
Club; member of A O U W, Modern 
Samaritans and Independent Order of 
Redmen. 

McDonald Mon-is, Minneapolis. 
Res 2202 Blaisdell av, office cor 1st 
av and 5th st N. Merchant. Born July 
2, 1850 in Susquehanna county Pa, 
son of Morris and Eliza (O'Donald) 
^McDonald. Married Oct 28, 1884 to 



Little Sketches of Bifj Folks. 



Susan Smith. Educated in common 
schools. Engaged in construction 
dept of Erie Ry Co 18 72-7 7; in re- 
tail china business Bradford Pa, as 
McDonald Bros 187 7-82; moved to 
Minneapolis and started in present 
business as pres McDonald Bros Co 
Inc; also continued business at Brad- 
ford Pa until 18S7. 

Mcdonald William H, Minneapo- 
lis. Res Nicollet Hotel, office 560 Tem- 
ple Court. Lawyer. Born March 23, 
18 59 in Cottage Grove Minn, son of 
William and Eliza Jane (Guy) Mc- 
Donald. Married March 19, 1883 to 
Hettie Huntington. Educated in pub- 
lic schools; Northfleld College; grad- 
uated from U of M 1877; law dept 
1881. Practiced at Hudson Wis 
1881-86; moved to St Paul and prac- 
ticed 1886-1901; moved to Texas in 
oil business 1901-19 04; moved to 
Minneapolis 1904 and has practiced 
there to date. Member of firm of 
Ayers & McDonald. 

McDonnell Patrick, Duluth. Res 
49 E 3d st, office McDonnell blk. 
General contractor. Born in 1863 in 
County Mayo Ireland, son of Patrick 
and Ann (Gibbons) McDonnell. Mar- 
ried Jan 1893 to Lottie Carroll. Ed- 
ucated in the common and high 
schools of Wis. Moved to Duluth 
1885. Engaged in the contracting 
business, first as foreman on Duluth 
and Iron Range and then in business 
for self, making a specialty of water 
works, paving sewers etc. Member 
Nat Dem Convention St Louis 1904. 
Pres and dir Zenith Realty Co. Mem- 
ber B P O E. Prominent in athletic 
circles. 

McDOUGALL George Allen, St 

Paul. Res 1897 Dayton av Merriam 
Park, office 416 Pioneer Press bldg. 
Railway supplies, iron and steel. 
Born in 1846 in Willsboro Pa, son 
of William W and Amanda (Wether- 
bee) McDougall. Educated in the 
dist schools. At age of 16 entered 
Union army, served to close of Civil 
War; employed several years survey- 
ing land; then in insurance business; 
manufactured farming implements; al- 
so wagon wood stock associated with 
Charles Betcher of Red Wing Minn; 
with Harrison, Knight & Co Minne- 



apolis, mngr until 1891; mngr of 
sales of Carnegie Steel Co 1891 to 
date. Dir Capital Nat Bank St Paul. 
Member Minn, Town and Country 
and Commercial clubs St Paul; Min- 
neapolis Club Minneapolis; Kitchi 
Gamma Duluth. 

MoELWEE Charles C, St Paul. 
Res 79 7 Hague av, office 3 00-301 
Nat Ger American Bank bldg. Law- 
yer. Born Jan 8, 1868 in Juniata 
county Pa, son of George W and Sal- 
lie W (Lamborn) McElwee. At- 
tended public schools in native coun- 
ty; Juda (Wis) High School; gradu- 
ated from Northern 111 Normal Dix- 
on 111 1889; from law dept U of M 
1900. Came to St Paul June 1, 1890; 
elk and stenogr land dept St Paul, 
Minneapolis & Manitoba Ry Co 1890- 
93; sec to Samuel Hill pres Minne- 
apolis Trust Co Minneapolis 1893; to 
Marcus D Grover gen solicitor Great 
Northern Ry 1893-1903; asst claim 
agt Great Northern Ry Co 1903; in 
gen practice of law St Paul 19 04 to^ 
date as a member of law firm of 
McElwee & Hollihan. Member Com- 
mercial Club St Paul; Masonic order 
and B P O E. 

McGARRY Robert W, Stillwater. 
Res 712 S 3d st, office 4 Mower blk. 
Insurance and public official. Born 
April 13, 1868 in Stillwater, son of 
Richard and Catherine (Holmes) 
McGarry. Married Oct 19, 189 2 to 
Anna Lane. Educated in the com- 
mon and high schools Stillwater. 
Employed by Hersey, Bean & Brown 
and remained with them until 1891; 
then with Durand & Wheeler until 
1899; deputy surveyor gen for first 
dist Minn 1899-19 01; now engaged 
in gen insurance, real estate and 
loan business; treas of Grand Opera 
House Stillwater 1891-99; alderman 
1894-19 00; city assessor 1905-1907. 
Member B P O E, U O F, M W A 
and A O H. 

McGAUGHEY James li, Winona. 
Res 52 E 5th st, office 216 Center 
St. Physician. Born Dec 1, 1842 in 
Adams county Pa, son of Hugh P 
McGaughey. Married in 1892 to 

Martha Brechbill. Received educa- 
tion in public and private schools. 
Macomb 111, graduated Univ of Midi 



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medical dept 1867. Came to Wino- 
na 1867; has since practiced medi- 
cine to date. Member American Med- 
ical Assn. 

McCiEE John Franklin, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 2712 Pillsbury av. office 619- 
62.5 N Y Life bldg. 'Lawyer. Born 
Jan 1, 1861 in Amboy 111, son of Hugh 
and Margaret (Heenan) McGee. Mar- 
ried Sept 14. 1884 to Libbie L Ryan. 
Educated in the city and high schools 
Amboy 111. Read law with C H Woo- 
ster Amboy; read law in office of 
Moore & Warner Clinton 111; admit- 
ted to practice 18S2; moved to Devils 
Lake X Dak and practiced to 18S7, 
when he moved to Minneapolis and 
entered into partnership with A H 
Noyes until 1889; judge dist court 
Minneapolis 1887-1902; now^ member 
of firm of Lancaster & McGee; makes 
specialty of corporation law^ 

McGINDLEY Austin Neal, Duluth. 
Res 101 S 15th av E, office 407-408 
First Nat Bank bldg. Lawyer. Born 
Dec 13, 183 7 near Williamsburg O, 
son of Mannasseh and Sally ( Reed- 
er) McGindley. Married April 4, 1861 
to Mary Louisa Clark. Educated in 
public and high schools and academy 
Williamsburg O; graduated from ob- 
servatory in astromony under O M 
Mitchell. Local reporter on Cincin- 
nati Gazette 1856; studied law and 
admitted to bar 1858; prosecuting 
atty Illinois 18 59-60; railroad coun- 
sel Mo 1866-69; comnr of U S Cir- 
cuit Court for eastern and western 
dists of Mo 1866-79; moved to Du- 
luth 18 83 and has been continuously 
engaged in practice to date. 

McGOXAGLE William Albeit, Du- 
luth. Res 9 Oxford st. Hunters Park, 
office Wolvin bldg. Railway official. 
Born i\Iar 2 8, 1861 in Conshohocken 
Pa, son of Joseph and Agnes ( McKee- 
man) IMcGonagle. Married Oct 15, 
18 87 to Sarah L Sargent. Educated 
in the common and high schools of 
his native town and graduated from 
Univ of Pa, B S 1881. Transit- 
man Little Falls and Dakota branch 
N P Ry 1881; asst eng N P Ry 1882- 
83; asst eng Duluth & Iron Range 
Ry 1883-90; resident eng, supt of 
bridges and buildings same road 



1890-1901. Assistant chief eng 
1901-1902 same road. Asst to pres 
Duluth, Missabe & Northern Ry 1902- 
1903; first v pres and gen mngr of 
same 1903 to date. Pres Commer- 
cial Club 1903-1904. Member Kitchi 
Gammi, Commercial, Northland Coun- 
try and Yacht clubs. Member of all 
local bodies of the Masonic fraternity, 
has attained 33d degree Ancient and 
Accepted Scottish Rite; and member 
of the order of Red Cross of Con- 
stantine; Past Grand Master of Ma- 
sons of Minn. 

McGOWAX I F, Fergus Falls. 
Merchant. Born July 19, 1858 in 
Steubenville O, son of William and 
Sarah (Kelly) McGowan. Married 
Oct 11, 1883 to Hettie E Reid. Ed- 
ucated in public schools Steubenville 
O and Duff's Business College Pitts- 
burgh Pa. With McGowan Bros 
whol grocers Steubenville O 1875- 
19 00; sec and treas Beall & McGowan 
Co whol grocers Fergus Falls 1900 
to date. Member Chippewa Club. 

McGRAXX John, Henderson. Pub- 
lic official. Born Sept 29, 1864 in 
Sibley county Minn, son of Philip 
and Nora (Doulon) McGrann. Reared 
on a farm and received a common 
school education. Engaged in mer- 
cantile business in Green Isle Minn 
until 1892; then elected elk of court 
which office he continues to hold. 

xMcGRATH James Edward, Still- 
water. Res 416 S 4th st, office 8 
Mower blk. Lumber. Born June 16, 
1861 in Pleasantmount Pa, son of 
John and Mary Ann (Kane) McGrath. 
Married Oct 21, 1891 to Emma Chis- 
holm. Educated in the common 
schools of Pleasantmount Pa. En- 
gaged on a farm and logging in Pa 
until 187 8. Moved to Stillwater and 
variously employed in lumber and 
logging 18 78-86. Engaged in busi- 
ness for self under firm name of 
Dougherty & McGrath 1886-89, since 
which time he has been doing busi- 
ness alone under firm name of J B 
McGrath. Propr Pine City Lbr Co 
Pine City Minn. Pres and gen mngr 
Upper Snake River Imp Co Minn. 
Member B P O E and A O H. 



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McGRATH Michael J, Minneapolis. 
Res 4404 Thomas av S, office 621 3d 
av S. Heating contractor. Born Jan 
20, 1872 in Richfield Minn, son of 
Patrick and Mary (Kennedy) Mc- 
Grath. Married Aug 6, 1900 to Nellie 
Delaney. Educated in common 
schools. Learned steam fitting trade 
and was supt for Kelly & Lamb Heat- 
ing & Plumbing Co Minneapolis 1895- 
1904; engaged as hot water heating 
contractor 1904 to date. Member 
Builders & Traders Exchange; Nat'l 
Assn Steam & Hot Water Fitters. 

McGRK(J()K Alexander, St Paul. 
Res 5 79 Laurel av. Clergyman. 
Born Sept 15, 1854 in Banffshire 
Scotland, son of John and Janet 
(McConnachie) McGregor. Married 
June 17, 1878 to Emma J Ferrin. 
Educated in the public schools of 
Scotland and by private tuition. 
Missionary in Newfoundland 4 years 
most northerly missionary on Atlan- 
tic coast except the Moravians. Pre- 
pared for college at Tilton N H; 
graduated from Wesleyan Univ 
Bloomington 111, Ph B, A M, Ph D; 
studied theology at Boston Mass. 
Served as pastor of churches at 
Amesbury and Methuen Mass; Grand 
Forks N D, Minneapolis Minn; pastor 
Park Congregational Church St Paul 
189 8 to date. 

McHALE James, Shakopee. Law- 
yer. Born May 23, 1846 in Wells- 
ville N Y, son of Michael and Nancy 
(Maran) McHale. Married March 3, 
18 79 to Delia O McLeod. Graduat- 
ed from Alfred Univ N Y, M S 1874. 
Admitted to bar in Iowa; moved to 
Shakopee 1878; supt of schools Scott 
county 1878-82; county atty 18 82- 
90; state senator 1890-9 8; mayor of 
Shakopee 1901-1905. 

McHALK Jolui J, Minneapolis. Res 
619 E 24th St, office 219-220 Bank 
of Commerce bldg. Lawyer. Born 
April 2, 1858 at Dubuque la, son of 
Patrick and Cecilia (McGrath) Mc- 
Hale. Married Oct 9, 189 5 to Addie 
E Brown. Attended public and pa- 
rochial schools in Minneapolis 1863- 
74: Dwight S Dow's Business College 
1877; Univ of Mich law dept 1884- 
8 5. Bkpr and mngr Minneapolis 
Works M W Glenn propr 1880-86; 



in active practice of law 1886 to date. 
Atty Hennepin Savings & Loan Assn. 
Capt Hibernian Rifles 1886-8 8; jus- 
tice of the peace 1890-9 3. Member 
Hibernians, Crusaders of Father 
Matthew, K of P, Mod Brotherhood 
of Am, A O U W, Native Sons of Minn 
and Junior Pioneers of Hennepin 
County. 

MelXTYRE John Colin, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 2801 Garfield av, office 316 
Bank of Commerce bldg. Real es- 
tate and insurance. Born June 2 0, 
1858 in Cape Breton N S, son of 
Archibald and Flora (Noble) Mcl"- 
tyre. Married Oct 1, 1885 to Hattie 
M Gunn. Attended public sciicols 
and took academic and couimercial 
college courses. Studied law but did 
not practice. Moved to Minneapolis 
18 82 and engaged in real estate and 
loan business, first in firm of Jones, 
McMillen & Co, then Jones, Mcln- 
tyre & Co, at present John C Mcln- 
tye & Co, having added insur;au-e to 
real estate. Member Commercial 
Club, Masonic fraternity and Royal 
Arcanum. 

MclNTYRE William H, Minneapo- 
lis. Res 620 E 19th st, office GIO 
Bank of Commerce bldg. Lawyer. 
Born April 22, 1855, in Crawford 
county O, son of John and Julia A 
(Davis) Mclntyre. Married Sept 28, 
1882 to Clara Donnell. Graduated 
from Oberlin College Ohio in 1878. 
Engaged in practice of law to date. 

McKASV John, Le Sueur. Mer- 
chant. Born July 4, 18 64 in Le 
Sueur county Minn, son of Patrick 
and Anna (Lyons) McKasy. Married 
Feb 4, 1903 to Mary Bush. Educat- 
ed in public and high schools Le 
Sueur. First engaged in teaching 
school and farming until 1888; en- 
gaged in mercantile business as 
Kolar & McKasy 1888-89; with oth- 
ers purchased the Kolar interest and 
continued under name of John Mc- 
Kasy & Co until 1899; as McKasy 
Bros 1899 to date. Dir Twin City 
Granite Works St Paul; v pres Le 
Sueur Tel Co. City treas 1904. 

McKEXZlE Homer A, St Cloud. 
Cashr Security State Bank. Born 
April 2 7, 187 6 in Silver Creek Minn, 
son of John D and Abbie (Dunklee) 



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McKenzie. Married Aug 20, 1903 
to Agnes Thoreson. Educated in the 
common schools of Silver Creek and 
high school St Cloud until 1893. 
First engaged in mercantile business 
and later employed in real estate 
office until 1902. One of the or- 
ganizers of Security State Bank 1902 
with position of cashr which he has 
held to date. Pres and dir Agate 
Granite Co; sec Bankers' Assn of 6th 
cong dist. Member B P O E. 

McKIBBIN Joseph, St Paul. Res 
83 Virginia av, office Broadway and 
6th. Merchant. Born Aug 24, 1856 
in Philadelphia Pa, son of William 
C and Jane D ( Brackinridge) Mc- 
Kibbin. Received his education in 
the Philadelphia public schools, 
Western Univ of Pittsburg and 
Princeton Academy Princeton N J. 
In 187 7-7 8 was employed in the of- 
fices of Auerbach, Finch, Culbert- 
son & Co; with Gordon & Ferguson 
1879-85; fiscal sec Macalester Col- 
lege St Paul 1886; in now senior 
member of the firm of McKibbin, 
Driscoll & Dorsey mnfrs and jobbers 
of hatSj gloves, furs and sheep lined 
coats. Dir in Second Nat Bank of 
St Paul and member of Minn, Com- 
mercial, Town and Country, Informal, 
Nushka and White Bear Yacht clubs 
and Jobbers' Union ; was a member 
of the Minn State Board of Equaliza- 
tion of Taxes 1900-1904. 

McKINSTKY Arohil)akl W, Fari- 
bault. Publisher and editor. Born 
March 19, 182 8 in Chicopee Mass, 
son of Perseus and Grace (Williams) 
McKinstry. Married in 18 57 to 
Ellen E Putnam. Educated in pub- 
lic schools Chicopee Mass and Fre- 
donia (N Y) Academy. Apprentice 
on Fredonia Censor 1844-4 8; print- 
er in Albany and Boston 1848-51; 
editor and later sole propr Fredonia 
Censor until 1865; published Fari- 
bault Republican under several 
names 1865 to date. Member State 
Legislature 1876; sec Faribault Gas 
Light Co. Member Commercial Club. 

Mcknight Alexander Gait, Du- 

luth. Res 822 E 3d, office 412-413 
First Nat Bank bldg. Lawyer. Born 
May 4, 1878 in Ayrshire Scotland, son 
of Charles and Marion (McCreath) 



McKnight. Married Aug 3 0, 19 02 to 
Grace May Wilson. Attended the 
public and high schools in Scotland; 
graduated from Pipestone Minn High 
School 1897; attended U of M 1897- 
98; Univ of Chicago 189 8-9 9 and 
Univ of Mich law dept 1904. Taught 
school in Pipestone Minn 1899; be- 
gan the study of law with E E Rod- 
dis of Pipestone Minn 1900 and con- 
ducted a branch office for him in 
Jasper Minn until 1904. Admitted 
to the bar same year and moved to 
Duluth 1905 and formed a partner- 
ship with G W C Ross under the firm 
name of Ross & McKnight lawyers. 
Member Masonic fraternity. Order of 
Scottish Clans and Modern Samari- 
tans. 

McKUSICK Fred E, Minneapolis. 
Res 200 E 13th st, office 252 1st av N. 
Confectioner. Born April 18, 1854 in 
Foxcroft Maine, son of Major N and 
Mary Jane (Tarbox) McKusick. Mar- 
ried Oct 4, 1887 to Lucy A Harris. 
Educated in common schools of Fox- 
croft Me; graduated from Harvard 
College 1887. Engaged in cigar and 
confectionery business in Boston Mass 
as McKusick Candy Co until 1889; 
moved to Minneapolis 1889; founded 
the McKusick-Cojieland Co; burned 
out 1900; organized McKusick, Towle 
& Co, which has continued to date. 
Member Masonic fraternity. 

Mclaughlin Theodore S, Minne- 
ai)olis. Res 41 Groveland terrace, 
office 816 Security Bank bldg. Lum- 
berman. Born June 30, 1869 in Al- 
bany N Y, son of William C and An- 
geline (Smith) McLaughlin. Mar- 
ried Sept 10, 1896 to Jessie Long. 
Educated in Albany Academy, grad- 
uated from Albany High School 
1888; attended Cornell Univ 1889. 
Employed in mercantile business un- 
til 1892; moved to Minneapolis and 
engaged in lumber business with the 
Brainerd Lbr Co as cashr and sec 
from 1892; organized Phoenix Lbr 
Co Inc 1904 and has been v pres of 
same to date. Member Chi Phi col- 
lege fraternity. 

McLEAN John, St Paul. Res 561 
Laurel av, office 2 02-203 Century 
bldg. Oculist and Aurist. Born June 
2 3, 1854 in Cincinnati, son of Gen 



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Little Sketches of Big Folks. 



N C and Caroline Thew (Burnet) 
McLean. Married April 2 7, 1S81, 
to Jane Elizabeth Riley. Attended 
public schools at Glendale O 1862- 
65; Shattuck Military School Fari- 
bault Minn 1867-72; graduated from 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N Y, 
C E 1876; Jefferson Medical College 
Philadelphia Pa. M D 1881. Prac- 
ticed medicine in Philadelphia 1881- 
83; Moorhead Minn 1883-95; St Paul 
189 5 to date, only on eye, ear, nose 
and throat. 

McLEAX John Howard, Duluth. 
Res 3 02 16th av E, office Wclvin 
bldg. Mining official. Born June 6, 
18 60 in Neenah Wis, son of D E 
and Mary (Garvey) McLean. Mar- 
ried June 2 6, 1883 to Annette L 
Fisk. Educated in the common and 
high schools of Neenah Wis. Was 
first engaged in printing business in 
the Times and Gazette newspaper of- 
fices Neenah Wis 1875-81. Moved 
to Iron Mountain Mich and employed 
in various caiiacities by Chapin Min- 
ing Co 1881-92. Asst supt Pewabic 
Mining Co Iron Mountain Mich 189 2- 
97; with Oliver Iron Mining Co in 
Milwaukee as chief elk to gen mngr 
189 7-9 8; gen supt of Oliver Mining 
Co's mines on Gogebec Range 189 8- 
1906; asst gen mngr and dir of 
Oliver Iron Mining Co and v pres 
Pittsburgh S S Co 190 6 to date; also 
2d V pres D & I R R R Co asst 
gen mngr and dir of Minn Iron 
Co; assisted in organization of 
Menominee Range Telephone Co and 
was its first sec. Member Board 
of Education Iron Mountain Mich 
188 7-9 7; chairman Board of Super- 
visors Gogebec county Mich 1899- 
1905; county treas Dickinson county 
Mich 189 7-9 8; delegate to Nat Re- 
publican Convention 1904; chairman 
County Board of Supervisors Dickin- 
son county Mich 1893-94. Founded 
Iron Mountain Press Iron Mountain 
Mich. Member Kitchi Gammi, Com- 
mercial, Northla^nd Country, Boat, 
Yacht and Curlin'g clubs Duluth; Ma- 
sonic fraternity and Shrine. 

McLEAX Thomas, Fergus Falls. 
Physician (R) and surgeon. Born 
June 4, 1859 in Olivers Ferry Out, 
son of William John and Margaret 



(Nicol) McLean. Educated in public 
schools Perth Out; graduated from 
Perth Collegiate Institute; graduated 
from McGill Univ Montreal Can, M D, 
C M 1882; house surgeon Montreal 
General Hospital 18 82-83. Located 
in Fergus Falls 1883 and has been 
engaged in his profession to date. 
Dir Fergus Falls Nat Bank; mayor 
1894-9 5. Member Minn State and 
County Medical societies. 



McMAHON Michael H, Fond du 
Lac. Office 812-814 Torrey bldg Du- 
luth. Lawyer. Born Aug 3, 1868 in 
Scott county Minn, son of Michael 
and Margaret (Looby) McMahon. 
Married June 3, 18 93 to Catherine 
Shannon. Educated in the public 
schools of Scott county; Sauk Cen- 
ter (Minn) Academy 1884-88; stud- 
ied law and admitted to Minn bar 
1891. Began practice in Duluth 
1891 and formed^ partnership with 
Oscar Mitchell; afterwards with Hon 
W L Windom. Continuously en- 
gaged in practice to date. 

McMANUS Albert Edward, Du- 
luth. Res 1914 E 1st st, office 207- 
20 8 Palladio bldg. Lawyer. Born 
Aug 11, 1863 in Rawdon Can, son of 
Francis and Jane L (Lindsay) Mc- 
Manus. Married Nov 4, 1890 to Ada 
Pauline Rackle of Cleveland O. 
Graduated from Berthier Grammar 
School Berthier Quebec 1878; Spring 
Valley (Minn) High School 1880; 
Univ of Mich LL B 1886-89. Worked 
on construction N P Ry Co in Dakota 
IS 80-8 3. In law office of Halvor 
Steenerson Crookston 1883-85. Stud- 
ied law in office of A B Jackson Min- 
neapolis 1886. Engaged in practice 
of law in Duluth 1889 to date, being 
associated as partner with Chas L 
Lewis 1892 and with n H Phelps 
1887-1902. Interested in mining 
properties since 1897, having pro- 
moted Shattuck Ariz property. Pres 
The Pokegama Co; dir and atty The 
Modern Samaritans and Alaska Con- 
solidated Mining & Smelting Co and 
many other corporations. Member 
Commercial, Yacht, Boat and Curl- 
ing clubs Duluth. Pres Automobile 
Club. Member B P O E. 



Little ^ketcJic.^ of Big FolJxS. 



McMILLAX Frank Giiggvs, Minne- 
apolis. Res 700 lOth av S E, office 
2 5th St S E. Contractor. Born Oct 
4, 1856 in Danville Vt, son of And- 
rew and Susan (Griggs) McMillan. 
Educated in the Drummer Academy 
Byfield Mass. Member State Senate 
1891-93; park comnr Minneapolis 2 
years; school dir 6 years; chairman 
of Senate Capitol Comn 2 years; 
chairman State Board of Equaliza- 
tion 2 years. Member of Minn So- 
ciety, Sons of the American Revolu- 
tion; Minneapolis and St Anthony 
Commercial clubs and the Lafayette 
Club. 

McMULLEN John, Shakopee. Mer- 
chant. Born Jan 19. 183 9 in Leg- 
hinere Pa, son of N M D and Is- 
abella (Denison) McMullen. Mar- 
ried in 1865 to Mattie De Bois. Ed- 
ucated in public schools Mansfield O. 
Moved to Shakopee 1857; engaged 
in hardware business 18 63 to date. 
Member city council 10 years. 
Served in Indian War at Fort Ridge- 
ly Minn 1861. 

McMlRRAX AVilliam T, St Paul. 
Office 63 Globe bldg. Lawyer. Born 
Aug 18, 1867 in Culpepper Va, son 
of Charles H and Jean Henderson 
(Peter) McMurran. Married in 1894 
to Eleanor McCllng. Removed to St 
Paul from Va in 1886 and was em- 
ployed for several years in a real 
estate office. In the meantime studied 
law at the U of M and received 
degree of LL B 1903 and has been 
practicing in St Paul since that time. 
Member of the Commercial Club. 

McXAIR Henry C, St Paul. Res 
439 Laurel av, office 3 30 Endicott 
bldg. Railway supplies. Born Dec 
10, 1853 in St Louis Mo, son of 
Antoine and Cornelia J (Tiffin) 
McNair. Married to Ella Harvey. 
Attended public and parochial 
schools St Genevieve Mo. With D 
Hillman & Sons St Louis 1870-80; 
with Ewald Iron Co 1880-83; moved 
to St Paul 1884 and has been en- 
gaged in iron steel and railway sup- 
ply business to date. Member Char- 
ter Comn; of Cathedral Bldg Commit- 
tee; 3 terms on Board of Education, 
Minn and Commercial clubs. 



McPHEE John I), Crookston. Real 
estate. Born May 14, 1856 in Ontario, 
son of John and Esther (Gjilbraith) 
McPhee. Married in 1888 to Susan 
Cheney. Received common school 
education. Reared on farm and en- 
gaged in farming; field foreman on 
Keystone 10,000 acre farm 5 years; 
gen mngr of Lockhart 5,000 acre farm 
15 years; moved to Crookston and 
engaged in business under firm name 
of Red River Valley Land Co 1899 
to date. Member of council and may- 
or of Crookston 1906; member of Com- 
mercial Club; Masonic fraternty; B 
P O E and U W A. 

McPHERKIiV Charles A, Duluth. 
Res Park Point, office 817 Torrey 
bldg. Lawyer. Born March 4, 1858 
in Burlington la, son of Josiah and 
Maria (McMahan) McPherrin. Mar- 
ried July 1888 to Mabel M Mays. 
Educated in public schools Butler 
county Pa, Sunbury Academy and 
Grove City College Pa. Studied law 
under Col John M Thompson at But- 
ler Pa; was admitted to bar 1883; 
dist atty Butler county Pa 1887-90; 
moved to Duluth 1892; asst county 
atty St Louis county 1885-89. Mem- 
ber Duluth Bar Assn. 

Mcpherson Francis A, St Paul. 
Res 23 7 Western av N, office 23 W 
7th st. Real estate. Born Mar 5, 
18 66, son of Joseph and Allie (Reed) 
McPherson. Married Dec 28, 1895 
to Emma G Croup. Taught school 
Howard county la 6 years; supt of 
schools same 4 years; engaged in 
lumber business Pine county Minn 
189 7-1901; removed to St Paul Feb 
1905 engaging in the real estate bus- 
iness. Sec American Land & Ex- 
change Co St Paul. Member Masonic 
fraternity and Eastern Star. 



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MABEY Perl AV, Thief River Falls. 
Lawyer. Born May 31, 187 6 in Brai- 
nerd Minn, son of Joseph E and Lu- 
clnda (Perley) Mabey. Married June 
20. 1901 to Maude G Mabey. Educated 
in Lake City graded school and gradu- 
ated from high school 1895; from U 
of M scientific course B S 1899; at- 
tended law dept U of M. Admitted 



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to bar 1900. Practiced a few months 
in Hendricks Minn, moving to Tliiet 
River Falls 1901; member of Bagley 
& Mabey until 1902; has practiced 
alone 1902 to date. Dir First State 
Bank; city atty 1902. Member Ma- 
sonic fraternity; K of P; M W A and 
Antlers Club. 

MACARTNEY Alvin E, St Paul. 
Res 4 72 Holly av, office Nat German 
American Bank bldg. Lawyer. Born 
Oct 6, 1859 in Hudson Wis. Married 
Nov 2, 1881 to Isabel Street at 
Waukesha Wis. Member of Clapp & 
Macartney lawyers 1881 to date. 
Member Minn and Town and Country 
clubs. 

MacCAKTHY Daniel Frances, St 

Paul. Res 59 7 Holly av, office Gil- 
fillan blk. Wholesale merchandise 
broker. Born May 6, 183 7 in Peter- 
boro Ont, son of Charles and Ellen 
(Collins) MacCarthy. Married Sept 
20, 1869 to Lizzie Allen. Educated 
in private and grammar schools Pe- 
terboro Ont and Christian Brothers' 
College Montreal. Clerk in dry goods 
business Port Hope Ont i858-61; dry 
goods business for self Lindsay Ont 
1861-66. Moved to St Paul 186 6 and 
was employed as salesman until 
1870; organized first whol mnfg con- 
fectionery business in Minn under 
firm name of Miner & MacCarthy 
1870-80; engaged in whol cigar bus- 
iness under firm name of MacCarthy 
& Verplanck 1880-84; engaged alone 
in manufacture of tobacco under firm 
name of Minn Tobacco Works 1884- 
90. In merchandise brokerage busi- 
ness 1890 to date. Member K of C. 

MA(M)OXALI) Aiijius, St Paul. Res 

5 79 Summit av, office Lowry bldg. 
Physician. Born in 1843 in Glen- 
garry Canada, son of Alexander and 
Hannah Macdonald. Married in 1871 
to Christine Macdonnell. Educated 
at Ottawa College Ottawa and Mc- 
Gill Univ Montreal Can. Graduated 
in medicine 1863; spent some time in 
military hospitals Washington. Prac- 
ticed in Cornwall Can 18 63-72; St 
Cloud Minn 187 2-78; then removed 
to St Paul. Member County, State 
and American Medical assns. 



MACDOXALl) Charles T, Duluth. 
Res 1603 E 4th st, office Board of 
Trade. Sec Board of Trade. Born 
Aug 18, 18 69 in Shakopee Minn, son 
of C F and Julia (Lord) MacDonald. 
Married June 2 8, 1899 to Virginia 
La Vaque. Educated in common and 
normal schools St Cloud. Worked 
on St Cloud newspaper 1885; em- 
ployed in German American Bank St 
Cloud 1886-87; business mngr St 
Cloud Times 1887-90; reporter in 
West Superior 1890-92; reporter on 
Duluth Daily News same year; city 
editor Duluth Evening Herald until 
1907; now sec Board of Trade Du- 
luth. Member Commercial Club. 

MACDONALD Colin F, St Cloud. 
Editor. Born Sept 23, 1843 in Nova 
Scotia, son of Johan A and Margery 
(MacKinley) MacDonald. Married 
twice: Oct 27, 1868 to Julia E Lord; 
and Feb 19, 1881 to Elizabeth M 
Campbell. Educated in dist schools 
Belle Plaine; entered printing office 
Belle Plaine Enquirer 18 60; started 
Shakopee Argus 18 60; served in 9th 
Minn Infantry 1862-65. After war 
again published Shakopee Argus; 
moved to St Paul 18 67; employed 
on Daily Pioneer; moved to St Cloud 
1875 and purchased Weekly Times. 
Commenced publishing Daily 1887 
and has continued to date. Member 
State Senate 187 6-82; mayor of St 
Cloud 1883-86; GAR and B P O E. 

MACE Robert E, Duluth. Res 
1631 E 3d St, office Wolvin bldg. 
Purchasing agent Oliver Iron Min- 
ing Co. Born Aug 2 8, 18 51 in Mont- 
real Canada, son of Robert and 
Martha ( Gibson ) Mace. Married 
June 20, 1876 to Clara E Cliff. Ed- 
ucated in common schools of Montre- 
al Can. After leaving school was 
variously employed in insurance and 
accounting until 1881 when he 
moved to Mariette Wis, remaining 
there with Marinette Iron Works un- 
til 1883; in Florence Wis with same 
concern 1883-86; Ironwood Mich 
with Fred M Prescott 1886-99. First 
in charge of office and later as mngr. 
Moved to Milwaukee and entered em- 
l)loy of Oliver Iron Mining Co, one 
of the constituent companies of the 
U S Steel Corporation 1899; trans- 
ferred to Duluth with same concern 



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1901 as purchasing agent which of- 
fice he still holds. Member of Kitchi 
Gammi and Commercial clubs; Chi- 
cago Athletic Assn and Masonic fra- 
ternity and Shrine. 

MACFAKLA\K Angus K, Duluth. 
Res Glen Avon, office Allworth bldg. 
Investment banker. Born Oct 2 8, 
1848 in Stornoway Scotland, son of 
.John and Anne (Macdonald) Mac- 
farlane. Married Jan 18, 1882 to 
Catharine Hunter. Educated in 

grammar schools Stornoway Scotland. 
Served apprenticeship in Nat Bank 
of Scotland at Stornoway 1867-73. 
With Canadian Bank of Commerce 
Toronto 1873-74; cashr Duluth Sav- 
ings Bank 1874-80. One of the 
organizers of American Excliange 
Bank Duluth and was caslir until 
1890; v pres 1890-94 resigning to 
engaged in the banking business for 
self. Organized City Nat Bank Du- 
luth 19 02 and was v pres until 1906 
when he resigned and again resumed 
the investment banking business for 
self. Served in first Ross-shire Royal 
Artillery of Scotland for 6 years. 
Member Kitchi Gammi and Commer- 
cial clubs; honorary member of Du- 
luth Curling Club and "Clan Stuart"; 
Masonic fraternity and A O U W . 

MACGKEGOR Henry Stirling, Du- 
luth. Res 1418 Jefferson st, office 
City Nat Bank. Banker. Born Aug 
2 5, 1878 in Oshawa Out, son of Ro- 
bert A and Charlotte (Sowden) Mac- 
gregor. Married July 2 5, 190 6 to 
Mary Hagen. Educated in public 
schools Minneapolis and Trinity Col- 
lege Ontario. Employed in First Nat 
Bank Minneapolis 189 6-1906; now 
asst cashr City Nat Bank Duluth. 
Member M N G and Commercial and 
Boat clubs. 

MACKEY Joseph Sherwood, St 

Paul. Res 82 5 Fairmount av, office 
317 Pioneer Press bldg. Lawyer. 
Born April 13, 1857 in Gilbra N Y, 
son of Daniel and Sarah (Howber) 
Mackey. Married June 17, 18 85 to 
H Ina Reed. Educated in the public 
schools of N Y; graduated from State 
Normal College Albany N Y. Studied 
law for 2 years ana removed to Minn 



1881 and engaged as financial agent. 
Admitted to bar in Minn 1884. Mem- 
ber of Commercial Club, M W A and 
Royal League. 

MACKINTOSH John Quincy, Still- 
water. Res 1111 S 2d St, office Court 
House. Public official. Born Oct 14, 
18 61 in Lincoln Mass, son of William 
and Eliza Jane (Tuttle) Mackintosh. 
Married June 26, 188 9 to Agnes H 
Strathern. Educated in common and 
high schools Lincoln Mass. Moved to 
Langdon Minn and engaged in teach- 
ing school 1880-88; elected county 
supt of schools and served until 
1898; engaged in farming 1898- 
1904; now clerk of courts Washing- 
ton county. Pres Minn Educational 
Assn 1894; pres County Supts Assn 
1892. Member Masonic fraternity 
and K of P. 

MacLAREN Archibald, St Paul. 
Res 412 Holly av, office 105 Lowry 
Arcade. Surgeon (R). Born April 
16, 185 8 in Red Wing Minn, son of 
Gen Robert N and Anna (McVean) 
MacLaren. IMarried Dec 1890 to 
Katherine Dean. Educated in St 
Paul High School; Princeton College 
1880; College of Physicians and 
Surgeons 1883; Woman's Hospital 
N Y 1885. Practiced his profession 
associated with Dr C A Wheaton 
1885-9 5 St Paul; associated with Dr 
H P Ritchie since 189 7. Member of 
Loyal Legion; American Surgical, 
Ramsey County and American Medi- 
cal societies and Minn Academy of 
Medicine. 

MA( LAREX Charles 1>, St Paul. 
Res 7 52 Goodrich av, office Jackson 
cor 2d. Merchant. Born Oct 22, 
1860 in Prince Edward Island Can, 
son of William and Elizabeth ( Stew- 
art) Maclaren. Married in 18 87 to 
Carrie Drewry. Educated in the dist 
schools of Canada. First worked on 
farm and then in gen store 2 years; 
engaged as a seaman 1881-83. Moved 
to St Paul and engaged as elk with 
Farwell, Ozmun & Jackson 1883; 
now asst treas and credit mngr Far- 
well, Ozmun, Kirk & Co whol hard- 
ware. Member of Commercial and 
Minn clubs; Masonic fraternity and 
K of P. 



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MAGIE William Henry, Duluth. 
Res 14 01 E Superior st, office The 
Lyceum. Physician and surgeon. 
Born Sept 3 0, 18 54 in Madison N J, 
son of William Harvey and Eunice 
(Shawger) Magie. Married twice: 
Jan 2, 1876 to Josephine Shawger; 
Aug 15, 189 9 to A Isabelle Hen- 
ry. Educated in the public schools 
of Chicago 18 69; Abingdon College 
Abingdon 111, and graduated from 
College of Physicians and Surgeons 
St Louis Mo with degree of M D 1884. 
Began practice of medicine at Pitts- 
burg Kan March 18 84 but moved to 
Duluth later in same year. Continu- 
ously engaged in practice of medicine 
and surgery until 19 02, since which 
time he has continued his practice 
in surgery alone. Surgeon to St 
Mary's Hospital Duluth; chief sur- 
geon for Duluth Missabe & Northern 
Ry. Member American Medical Assn, 
Minn State and St Louis County Med- 
ical societies; Kitchi Gammi, Com- 
mercial, Duluth Yacht and Washing- 
ton clubs. 

MAGOFFIN Samuel M, St Paul. 
Res 540 Summit av, office 3 20 Pio- 
neer Press bldg. Lawyer and real 
estate. Born Feb 17, 1859 in Har- 
rodsburg Ky, son of Beriah and Anna 
Nelson (Shelby) Magoffin. Married 
Sept 23, 18 84 to Elizabeth M Rogers. 
Educated in private schools Harrods- 
burg Ky; and graduated from Centre 
College Danville Ky A B 1878. Ad- 
mitted to bar in Kentucky 18 79 and 
in Minn in 1882. Practiced law in 
St Paul 18 82 to date. Member Ram- 
sey County Bar Assn. 

MAGRAW Frank E, St Paul. Res 
147 W Minnehaha, office 618-620 
Globe bldg. Municipal and copora- 
tion bonds. Born in 18 60 in Minn, 
son of Thomas E and Susan (Smith) 
Magraw. Educated in the common 
and high schools of St Paul. Engaged 
in newspa])er business for several 
years; cont