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William A., — liotli at home. ilrs. Kirklaiid is 
a meinljer of the JNIotliodist Episcopal Church. 

In political matters, Air. Kirklnml vutes with 
the Ue]iiil)liraii party, and since Octohci- 1:5, 
IS'JO, l,as held the position of I'ost master. Jle 
is tlu^ (ihlest liviiio- male iv|)resentati vc of this 
family. 



IIAULKS COiiLETi', deceased, was one 
of till) prominent luisiness men at War- 

-^ rensville, Ohio. Of his life we make 
record as follows: 

Charles Corlett was horn on the Isle of .Man, 
Fel.ruary 27, lS-.^(), M,n nf William and flieanor 
(Gain) ( !orlett, both natives of that phice. In 
duly, 1«27, the family emie-rated to .America, 
and" upon their arrival here .-eltle.! at New- 
hurj,',Onyaiiu-a county, Ohin, where the m..|lier 
died at 'tlu^ a-(' ,,f ' sixty-seven years. The 

dyinj^r i„ Cleveland. II.' was an Episc,,pal i.ali 
and \uak ii;reat int.Te-,f in relij^n,.us malfrs. 
In their lanidy were ei-hl ciiildrc^n, four s,.ns 
and luur daughters, namely; William; May 
(iill, .leceased; .Inlm, d..,-ea~e<l; Themas, a 
prominent Episcopal minister of Cleveland, 
Ohio; .lane (Mark; Cliai les, whose name liea.is 
this article; I'ili/.a, de,-ea-ed ; and Eleanor. 

In .N'ewhuro Cliailes C.rlell was rraivd, his 
education heino rer,.ived her.' an, l' in CI,. v,. land. 
Early in lite he learned the Irad,' u[ hi ick layer, 
and "this tra.le he has loll,, wed f,,r hall a ,.en- 
t\iry, workino- in many <d' the WcsliMU Slates. 
For fifteen y.-ars he was employ.'.! hy William 
nutciiinfrs,, of Chaorii, Falls, Ohio. In l«5l 
he made the trip from New York to California. 
It was in 1858 that he settl.id on Ww. pla.-.' 
where he recently .lied, which was th.Mi known 
as the liowell "farm. This farm emprises 
inn.'ty-f.)ur a.n-.w, ami is situal,.,! two miles an.l 
a ipiart.a- from tli., city limits. 

Mr. Corlett was marrie.l in lS57 to I'rineilla 
R.nvell, wh.) was horn near Warr..n, Trundndl 
county, Ohio, daughter of Za.lii'k an-l Anna 
(\\\\\) i:.,w..|l, th.< h.rm.a- a naliv.- ,,1 Fay..| te 



county, IVnmsylvania, and the latter of Vir- 
ginia. Mr. IJowell v.-,l toOhi,)at ai, early 

day, an,l here he and his wifi; spent the residue 
of their li\es, slie lieiui^ sev.'Uty-ciirht at the 
tinu' of her .Icath and he nin.'ty-three. Tlu;y 
ha.l tw.'lve chil.lren, some of wimm .lie,l in in- 
fancy, a r.'i-oril of 111.' othi'ls licini; as follows: 
Anj^vlina, ,|,,',.aM',l ; Tli,imas, ,|,,'case,l ; Mar- 
garet, deceas.'.l ; Nan, '3, wile .,r Wdliam Still- 
man, als,, .,f Oran,-.'" t,.whship; Kachel, .1.'- 
cease,!; I'rineilla Corl.'lt; fili/.a l'i.!rs,)n, de- 
ceascl; an.l Ucse, ,l.'C,'as,.,l. jMr. C,,rlctt ha.l 
four childr.'ii: Walter II., now .'uoaocl in rail- 
n.adin-: Arthur K., .\-M->,,r lorVarrensvillo 
t,)wn>liip; an,l Anna Mary an, I C. I lert, at 
home. Mr. C<,rlcll .li.'.l 'Mar,-h I, 18'.Jf, a 
hi^dily h„nor.',l ,'ili/.,'n. 

Thi' C,, rl.lt family ar,' rank,',l with th,' lea.l- 

liv,'. Mrs. C.rl.'U, is a /.,'al.,n's m.'nd.er of the 
.Meth,„lisl, l';pis,',.pal Cliiuvh. I ',,1 i tically, Mr. 
C,,rl.;tt v..le,l will, the I ),'m,M-ra ti.' party, an.l 
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with railn.a.l servi,-.' in IS.Sl, wh.a, ho 
enoaov.l f,,, n,,, ll„. r,..l f,.r the Fan- 1 lan,lle 

hure l)ivisi.,n. Mr. Vauohan was ,,n this work 



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the Fan-llamll,', p.'rlormina th,,s,- .luties until 
Fehrnary, lss7, \x\u-u he r,'tnrn..,l t,, the posi- 
tion of assistant enoincer, lillino it about one 
month, when he joine.l th.; Now Vork, Chica^ro 
iV: St. Louis (!.impany as assistant encriiieer; in 

enoiiieer, ami in Fehrnary, five y.'ars lal.'r, was 
ma.le enoiiie.T fo,- ih., wh,,l,' liiu'. 

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iiion-scliool training ^^■as rcinforct'cl l)y a syste- 
matic cuurse of theory and practice in two Now 
England colleges to prepare liini for his pro- 
fessional career,— AVarner's I'olyteclinic College 
at I'n.vidcMMT, l;lHHle l>lan<l,"and the illiuih' 
Island Inslitule of Terhnoh.gy. lie was not a 



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cnnistances, and whatevei- he aeeoinplished 
while a student was dune, we inl'oi-, under some 
diilicnities. During the sninmer season he was 
eniploye.l on Held work, ImiIIi snrfare and sewer, 
putting to practical test his pi-evinns winter's 
term of theory. Prior to taking up liis pro- 
fessional studies j\Ir. \'"a\ighan leai-iied carriage- 
making, but nnw'Y follo\ved it. On completing 
his eiigineci'iiig course lie secured a tireman's 
berth on a passenger steamer on f'ariiegat bay 
and ToiTes river, demonstrating his ability as a 
iirst-class h'l'cman. He was secured ne.\t by tlie 
I'otter Printing I'j-ess (Vunpany, of I'lainfield, 
New Jersey, as <lraftsman, ami the l''ebruary 
following went to the i'an-llandle Kailroad 
Company as rodnian. ^\\\ Vanghan is a ukmu- 
l)cr of the American Society of t!ivil Engineers, 
and is thoroughly e([uippeil for the ])rofession 
he has chosen. 

]\Ir. Vanghan is the son of John G. Vanghan, 
a carriage-maker and iron-molder, wlio was born 
in lihode fsland, in ls2G, and died in 1887. 
He was employed I'oi- thirty yeai's with Cottrell 
& Jjabcock, printing jiress mannfaci iirei's of 
I'awtucket. lie marric'd .Susanna S. Harber, 
who bore twelve children, eight of whom an^ 
living. In February, 1891, ]\lr. N^mghan niiir- 
ried, ill Westtiekl, New York, Fannie S. Min- 
ton, a daughter of John II. I\Iinton, an uncle 
of George M. Fullman. .Mr.an<l Mrs. Vaughan 
have one chiM, Dorothy, agvd fourteen nnjnths. 



dIOllN AV. WAUDWELL, receiver of the 
Cleveland, Canton A: Southern Kailroad, 
— and for more than thirty-live years ideiiti- 
iied with railroad service, was burn in Salislmry, 
Merrimac c.mnty. New llainpsliire, June 1, 
1832. His fatlier w.-is a carrian,. builder .-oid of 



moderate means, and \vas able to ])rovide his 
childi-eii with only such school advantages as 
were olleied in the villager school, supplemented 
by a bri..r pt.-iod in Salisbury Acade.ny. 

At sixteen y.'ars of ag.' V'ning John cast olf 
the student's routine and took \\y life's sterner 



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-odods store in Concoi-d, 



New Hampshire, as a .derk, and renudned there 
till March, 1851, when the United States cV; 
(Janadian Kxpress Comj)any oO'ercl him a place 
in their employ as drivei- and latei- as messen- 
ger, serving ti'u May, 1838, when he went to 
raih-oading with the lioston i'(: Montreal Kail- 
road as passenger conductor, and renuiined with 
the company until March, 18r)5, seiving in the 
meantime by promotion as paymaster and cash- 
ier, concluding his service in the latter posi- 
tion. Jlis ne.\t ])08ition was with the Itutland 
it I'.urlington Kailroad as general agent sta- 
tioned at linrlington, \''erniont. In Januai-y, 
1870, he retired from this road and became, on 
August 1st following, general jiassenger agent 
of the Concord Kailroad, and gave eleven years 
of his best service in this capacity, i-etiring in 
ISSI and accepting the position of freight 
agent of the Koston it Lowell Kailroad, witii 
headipiarters ia Foston. In January, 188f), ho 
was inviti^d to become general superintendent 
of the (Uevehmd, Canton it Southern Kailroad, 
accepting and assuming his duties the same 
nu)Utli. This ollicial relation existed until Seji- 
tember IB, ISUB, when .Judge Kicks appointed 
him one of the receivers of the road. 

]\Ir. Wardwell's father was Keuben Wardwell, 
born in I'endjroke, Merrimac county, New 
Hampshire, in 1802. lie bore the title of Cap- 
tain because, of his servict/ as cniiHnaiuling oth- 
cer of a company of light infanti-y, Ni'W llanip- 
shin, militia. He marricl Alary Webster, 
dauirhter of Isi-ael AWdjster, a Kevolutionary 
patriot and a tiller of the soil, and died at thirty- 
six years of age. Jeremiah Wardwell, our sub- 
ject's gi'andfathei-, was likewise born in New 
"Ilampshir(^ 

Keuben Wanlw.dl's childr.m were: Jeanetle, 
deccas.'d: Harriet, deceased; ( ieurge; (Jharlotte; 



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Al)i!il, deeeiisod; ]\[aiy aud Jolin W. Tlio last 
iiaiiicd was mai'ried in Oetolior, 1853, in Gil- 
iiiaiitoM, Now lluinpsliiiv, io ^rary J. JMHel.l, a 
dauH;l,lLM-..f i!c'iijainiiiFifiL'l,i,a farnu'f. 

.Mr. and M r.s'. Uanhvrll aiv iW parents ,,r 
Cliarlcs \V., ill ClcvrlaiKl, and M.-iry !•'. 

I'uiiticaliy Mr. AVardw.dl was reared and 
odiicatc'd a Wiii^^ and east. Ms first, vote for 
Joliii C. Fremont. 



r^\()LLTN CUASK SAriTII, yonngest son 
rr^V of Hiram and Anna Smitii, was born at 
Ij ^ tlie To, it of the western slo])e of tlie 
(irceii nionntuins, in iMonkton, Addison 
county, Wrm.iiit, March 12, 1827. On Ids 
motlier's side lie is the scventli in descent from 
A<iuila Chase, who emigrated from Knghuid to 
Massaidiusctts in ICaO. Tlu^ stock I'rom which 
he .iescMHle.l was prdilic in en.iiumt men, the 
greatest id' \\ hniii perli.aps was Salmon rortland 
Chase, who was t\vice electiul (TOvcrnor of Ohio, 
twice United States Senator, was Secretary of 
the Treasury in the cahiiu^t of Abraham Lincoln, 
and subsciiiiently Chief Justice of the Supreme 
Court of the United States. 

The subject of this sketcli has been both for- 

b.ith able and willing to absorb some of ih^e 
honor necessarily derived from so iinlile an an- 
cestry, and unhutuiiate in not being able, tlumgh 
willing, to contribute anything, as he says, to 
thocoiiimoii liind; but he has contributed con- 
siderable, as we shall see. 

His paternal grandparents had twelve children, 
—eleven sons and one daiighliu". In his lather's 
family were twosons and one daughter, namely : 
i'hebe, born in IS];) and died 7n childhood; 
I'hileiiion iJrown, born in 1821, and died in 
^[ksBonri in 1887; and Jlollin C., who alone 
sur\ivi's. 

in the spring of lN;i5 his father detcrniined 
to anli.'ipale Horace (ireeley's advice and -go 
West." Ac'onliiigly he with his buiiily and 
Household ellecls em'barke.l on a canal boat at 



Vergeiines, Vermont, which was towed by the 
steamboat Com. i\rel)onough down Otter creek 
six miles, to Lake Champlain, and then across 
that lake to Whitehall, New York, where they 
CMdi.anged the Commodore for mules, which 
(h-cw Ihem by way of the Chain]. lain canal to 
Troy, New York, thence by the F-rh^ canal to 



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Feimsylvania to the then village of Cleveland, 
Ohio, where they arrived in June, 1835, weary 

but undismayed, and all, save the youngest boy, 
lierce for the coming eonllict -with the almost 
unbroken forest. The family first settled in the 
township of JMayfield, Cuyahoga county, where 
they remained tii)-eo years, and then removed to 
iJedford in the same county. Here '\\v. Smith 
divided Ills time between liard work •• when he 
coidd not evade it," lie says-— on his father's 
farm, and hard study, which he seemed to relish 
more, in tlu^ district school, and in a select 
.school at Kedb.rd vill,-ig,., taught, at diderent 
p.-riods, by l'ndV..s,,rs Whipple, Adams and 
ilawley. Subseijuently he continued hiscdbirts 
to obtain the necessary (pialilical ions fiU' teach- 
iiii^r |,y attending the Twinsbnrg In.slitiite, a 
.somewhat noted .school at Twinsbnrg, Ohio, 
managed by Kev. Samuel JJissell, and later at 
.Vlleghany College, at Meadville, Pennsylvania. 

He read law two years under the direction of 
Samuel Adams, Esq., of Cleveland, and medi- 
cine one and a half years under Dr. S. U. Tar- 
bell, of iiedford, thi.s State, but abandoned the 
visions both of the woolsack and of a life as 
" aid U) tlie undertaker," and returned to his 
"lirst love," the school-room. 

He began his long career as a school master 
in the anliimn of FSbj, in the towiibhip of Or- 
ange, Cuy.-ihoga county, an.l ended it in the 
hi,-li ^rll(K.l in the township of Warrciisville, 
same county, bM-ty-three ye.ars later, having 
spent his entire life as a pedagogue in the two 
counties of (hiyahog.a and Summit. He has the 
satisfaction of knowing that he was almost al 
w.ays called, and generally cho.sen, never having 
applied bu- more than three sidhM.ls in his life. 



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years eacli on tho I'oard of Cuiinty Scliool Iv\- 
amiiiers in Sumniih county, and four terms in 
tlie same oftice in Cuyalioga county, also Bevcial 
terms as ])rcsident of tlio County Tcarlicrs' In- 
stitute. 

On Novemher 10, 185;?, lie made tlie h.-ippiest' 
iiit of his lifeliylradinn, 'M.r Imtuwi, frv,. will," 
to tlie matrimonial allar Miss l^aln^lle K. 1 )(as- 
inan, se.-mid daii^litur ..t 11. L. an. I Letitia I )ei.s- 
nian, and Ini' wliich stroke of good policy he has 
been " proud of himself " ever since. lie has 
liad seven children, namely: Ida Hell, horn in 
1856; Charles !'., ISnS; (ieoroe S., iSHo; 
Henry L, 18G8; Lottie M., 1871; James W., 
1875; and liollin ()., dr., 187il,~-ull of whom 
are living except the youngest, who died of 
scarlet fever at the ayi.' of three years and seven 
mouths. Ida 1!. is married lo .'lames S. Viers, 
Es.p; Charles P. is edif.ir and proprietor of a 
newspaper, '• The l!e<lford News- Register;" 



Geor<i;o S. is an ii[)liolstc,rcr in the chair factory 
of Hon. V^ A. Taylor; Henry L. is a civil en- 
gineer; Lottie J\I. is a compositor ami tin; fore- 
woman in tile oHice of the News- Lejiister; and 
James W. is a student in the l!..lfoid high 
school. 

Ahoiit the year ISO-l ^fr. Smith was again 
fortunate, in joining Summit Lodge, No. 2ld, 
V. iV: A. M., and 6,.on ihereaner hec'imea mem 
her of Summit Chapter, No. 7-1, U. .\ . M. lie 
had th(! lion,,r to prcsid.. as ,M . K. 11. I', nyrr 
his chapter for thi-ee consecutive terms. Siih- 
seciuently he dimitted from Summit Lodge ami 
became a charter inemher of licdford Lodge, 
No. ;{7r., K. .V A. M., and is now serving his 
third term as AVor.hiptiil Master of the siune. 
He is also!'. \V. 1'. in licdford Division, No. 
81, S.of T., and is ahso " high privat.C in the 
" rear raid<," as he terms it, in ( ioldeiirod Lodge, 
No. 467, Knights. .f Tytldas. 

In 1882 he was elected Justice of the Peace, 
serve.l a term <d' three years an. I retire.l. hut 
crowne.l with all the h.uiors that he crave.l in 
that direct!. III. 

lie is imw approaching the ev ening of life, 
and is eii.l.-avmino so lo live that wh.ii Ih.' 



summons comes to join tlie innuinerahlo cara- 
van, he may, sustained and soothed by the belief 
that his life has u.d been all in vain, put his 
han.l ill that of the -rlni mess.Mig.'r, an.l in 

frieu.lly i pani.uiship, with.mt a iniirmiir ami 

without ro-,vl, pa.ss.m t., the givat m.-.j.u-ily, 
'■ wh.uv Ih.^ ui.'k.'.l .-..as.' fr.un tn.uhlihg an.l 
wh,.r,. th.. weary are loivverat ivsl." 



J I AMES LAING has been for many years 
one (d' the most extensive di'alers in live- 
~^- stock in J5eilford township and has become 
thoroughly identified with the agricultural in 
tercsts of this locality. 

11.. was horn in Uoxburg, Scotlan.l, S.'ptem 
her 2, ISM), a s.ui of James an.l P...||y (Whit.') 
Laing, als.. natives of Scotlan.l. The fath.'r 
emigrate.l with his family t.. the tlnit...l States 
in 1850, and settle.l in Ohio, 1. .eating 100 acres 
o( laml in ( !uyaho,-a cmnty. lle.v h,- .li,-,l iu 
LS50, his wife having passe.i away iu 1S50. 
Koth w.a-e w..rtliy m.unbers .d' the Preshy t.-riaii 
Church, an.l politically Mr. Laiiig v,,l,-.| with 
the PepiiMican party. " They ha.l thirteen chil- 
.lreu,elev..|i of wh.mi still survive: .\nni.-, rel- 
i.'t .if J.ihii Dawson; f:ii/.al.etli, relict .if II, ir- 
a.'c P. llarriman; an.l Kiiphemia, ivli.'t of 
(;e.ir-e Thomas, resi.le iu IV.Uor.l t.iwnsliip; 

the Tame l.-.-ality, the former resi, ling on his 
line farm of 210 a.-res; Margeret is the wif.t of 
K.diert Porbes, the well-known Pedlor.l mer- 
chant; Jessie, wib. of J.ihii Waller, of Sol. in; 
.lane resides iu K'ausas, wil'.' of I'^ugene \Vil.-.i\; 
an.l Mary is the wife .if William Walt.m, <if 
Twiiisliiirg, in Siimiuit county, (iconic White 
an.l Au.lrew died in infancy." 

.lames was a la.l .if ten years when the family 
came t.i iiedbird. He was ivare.l on the h.ime 
farm, and as he grew t.. manho..d . level. .p.-.l 
unusual ability in the management of the 
vari.iiis .lepartm.uits of agriculture, but gave 
hisattenti.il r.^ parlinlarly to the pun-hasi' 



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Vl/yAirOCA COUNTY. 



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iieioliliorliood, cm ii barking in tlie business at tbe 
a^o of eigliteon, and visiting at stated jieriods 
southerly and westerly portions of the State and 
sections of J\Iicliio;an and Indiana. The sturdy 
yonnij; Sfntclnnaii scion won for liimself a rcjiji- 
tatioi7for honesty in liUKinoss, and willi a fMli 
siiar.v ..r naliv(. lart, cniphMl with t(Mn pcrate 

amassed a fair e jietciu'e, and gained the con- 

lidenee and respect of the coniinuiiity. lie 
now owns a vahiable tract of 2(H) acres, (diielly 
.levoted to the grazin<r „r live-stock. The 
bnildincrs are ]arg;e and CMivnicntly arrancred 



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for the vai'i, 
voted. 

During the late (livil war Mr. Laing serveil 
with honor as a member of the One iiniidnnl 
anil Fiftieth Oiiio X'olunteiu' Infantry. Politi- 
cally, he supports the principles of the Repuli- 
lican party, but in his close application to per- 
sonal business has not aspii-ed to public ofiice. 
He beh.ngs to Royal Dmdiam Tost, No. 177, 
(J. A. VS 

Mr. I.aing was married in 18S0, to Miss 
Afary, the danohler of ,lam<-s an<l V.Vv/.-x Titter- 
ington, of Orange township. Oni' subject and 
wile are the parents of live children, " A nnie 
1)., Mattie P., (ieorge Alexander, -lohn W. 
and ,\. Leonard. 

', I'm- -I 
nrjj N. llEXNl-yr, a well-known and re- 
r^ spected citizen of Warrensville town- 
Jj V\ ship, ('nyahoga county, was born in a 
"^ log l,o„se on" the farm which he still 

owns, June 10, 1S:!1, a son of U.,bert l\ and 
Olivo (Casey") IJeniu't, natives of llennington, 
Vermont., the fornK^r born in 17'.)(; and the 
latter in 17'.I'J. The father was a soldier in the 
war .,f ISl'J. In 1818 he came lo AVarrens- 
ville townshiji, where he was among the lirst 
BettlurB, and the count I'y was tlu'i\ iidiabiled by 
wild beasts. Mr. I!cmiet died at tbe age of 
eig]ity-(uie years, his wife having dcjiai-tcd this 
lif.' when scvnly three years ,dd. The former 
was a furMicr by occiipalion, w.-ts lirsl a Whig 



ater a UeiHiblican in his political views, 



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and was a member and zealous worker in the 
Methodist Episcopal (Church. ]\[r. and Mrs. 
I'.ennet had two children. The daughter Orilla 
Viana, was liorn Jaiiuary 2S, 1S17, was mar- 
ried to Francis Tike, and her death occurn-d in 
Ladora, Iowa c(niiily, Iowa. 

\l. N. I',cnn.;l, (ni'r subject, received his edu- 
cation in the old log schoolhonsc of his locality, 
and was early inured to farm labor. lie now 
owns a line farm of nint^ty-eight acres in War- 
rensN ille townshi|i, where he has a comfortable 
resichuice, good barns, and other imju-ovements. 
January 1, 1855, by llev. Thomas Smith, ho 
was united in marriage with Anna C\)Oper, a 
nativ(i of luigland and a daughter of Thomas 
and Ann (Wesbel) Cooper, also born in that 
ciumti'y. I'hey cami; to America in 183G, 
k)c"iting in ('range township, (Juyahoga county, 
Ohio. The father died at W'arrensville, at the 
age of eighty-eight years, and the mother died 
at the honu! of Mrs. liennet, in her ninety- 
fourth year, 'i'hey had nine children, viz.: 
AVilliam, j\rary, Thomas, Fli/.a, James, Homer 
(deceased), John, Eunice, Homer and Anna. 
Mr. and Mrs. Henimt have seven children: 
Charles M., a resident of Warrensville, is mar- 
ried, and has three children— Lilly, Pearl and 
(Jeorge; Hiram, of Clhagrin Falls, has ono 
daughter, Nettie; liobert P., a resident, of 
Cleveland, Ohio; Eliza A., wife of Charles 
Sayle, of Warrensvilhs aiul they have two chil- 
dren, Eunice and Harry; Cora 15., wife of Will- 
iam Moore, of Cle\eland, and they have one 
child, Olive Pearl; Olive A., wife of F. Nelson, 
a resi.l.-nt of this township; and Dolly May, at 

h e. One child, Ceorge, died September 1, 

1S75, at the age of two years. 



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was boin in Pockjjoit townsliip, in ISiJ'J, 
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VUVAHOOA COUNTY. 



wlii'ti a youiiy man, witli liis father, Antlioiiy 
Piuklock, wlio came to this county in 1S27, Kct- 
tling in llockport towiisliip, where he died. In 
the same townslii]) Mr. I':ihi9 Denton I'ad.hick 
grew 11]) and married, and in ISl'iO came to, 

i;id-e, uhich he ewraftei-wanl ma.h' ids home. 
lie died in i >S77. liis wife stiU resides in tliis 
townsliiji. or their ehiveii ehihlren live grew 
up, namely: A. \V., wlio is the suhjeet ul' tliis 
brief sketcii; (). 1., wlio resides in tliis town- 
ship: lie enlisted in IStL', in tlie Fit'teentli Oliio 
Independent iiattery, and served tlirongli tlie 
war; ]\[oi-timei- 1''., who was a memljer of tlie 
same Lattery, an.l died here, in i8()G; and 
Herbert L., also a member of the same regi- 
ment. Ho was mai-rieil in ISOS, and went to 
California in the siiring of 1S71, and his where- 
abouts is now unknown. 

Mr. I'addoek, our subject, was reared in 
Rockport tuwnsliip, and has been engaged in 
farnnng. In ISliL he enlisted in the Kighth 
(^hio Infantry, (V.mpany 11, for three months, 
at the exiiiration of which time he re-enlisted 
in the same company an<l was assigned to the 
Army of the Potomac, wlu'i-ein he participated 
in the battles of ^Vinchester, Antietani, Fred- 
oricksi>urg, Wilderness and (iettysburg, and 
was honorably tiisehargcMi in 1804, at Columbus, 
Ohio. During the service he received a gun- 
shot wound, "lie now owns a good farm of 
thirty acres. 

In liis political \iinvs he is a llepiiblican, anil 
in liis social relations he has Ixhui a mt'mber, 



No. (;;m, c. a. i;., .d' wbid, 



Commander. Of this body lu! has been Senior 
Vicar, Chaplain an.l Adjutant. lie and his 
wife are membtu-s cjf the iSeeond Congregational 
Church. 

In 180r) in Cleveland, Mr. Paddock married 
Elmina Stearns, a daughfei- <if Sidney and 
JMartha Steams, natives of flastern States iind 
now residing in Michigan. Mrs. Paddo,d<'s 
graiuHalher, Alvah Slcarn.-^, a native of oiu> of 
the ICastern Stales, was one of the lirst si'l tiers 



in Olmstead township, and resided there dur- 
ing bis lib'. ^rr. an.l Afrs. Pa.l.l.Mdc have ha.l 
three children, viz.: Certie, wife .d' Henry 
Daily and residing in U..ckp.irl: Mr. Daily is 
in tli.. railn.a.l s.^rvice; th.. ..th.^r tu.. cbil.lr..n 
are lluby an.l U.,v. 



EiNUV A. CKIKKIN, editor of the Sun 
an.l Voice, an.l pi'i'sident of the \%iice 



Publishin..-C 



ipany,was 



)orn ill tlie 



lageof Water.l.iwn, near the city of Ham- 
ilton, Ontari..), of Welsh and Knglisb ancestry. 
Poth .d' his j.areiits .lied while l.e was an in- 
fant, and at a very early age he was thrown 
upon his own resources. The village school and 
a term or two in the Hamilton grammar school, 
supplementeil by in.lejiendent studies and read- 
ing, while cMrning a living as clerk and hook- 
keeper, Biipi)lied lALr. Cirillin with the rudiments 
of an education. 

In 18G5, at the ago of twenty years, lie re- 
moved to "Wyandotte, Michigan, and engaged in 
mercantil.^ business on his own account. A 
taste for literary work induced him to under- 
take the publication of a newsjiaper in that 
town, the Wyandotte Enterprise, in connection 
with bis other business, in 1872. The venture 
was successful, and four years later tlu! pajier 
was remove.l to Detroit an.l thereafter issued 
iimler the name of the Wayne County Courier. 
In 1880 Mr. Griftiu sold the Courier and be- 
came a member of the staff of the Detroit 



Kvenin.r .X.'ws, ha 



previ.uisly 



attracte.l no- 



tice by smiie go..id special wiU'k bir that and 
other Detroit .lailies. In IS8:i lu^ was assigned 
to the managing clitorship of the liiiti'alo Tele- 
gra])li, then owiie.l by the Evening News Com- 
pany; an.l a year later moved to Cdeveland to 
accept a ]K>sitit)ii as e.litorial writer on the 
I'ress, which he filled for three years. 

In l.SS(i the late lulward Cowles olfere.l INir. 
(irillin a resp.-nsibl,. p,,siti,Mi, with largvr op- 
p.irtunities, ..n tlu^ staff ..f the I.ea.l.T, which 
was accepte.l and lille.l, until April, 18',ll, when 



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OtjyAllOGA COUNTS. 



he liccame srerotiiry of the llourd of Cuntrol 


limh'rslands his business, ; 


s he has from the 


ami ])riv:ao secretary tn Mayor Rose, under the 


start evinced a disposition 


and ability to be 


then new I'V'ileral plan of iiiiiiiici|)al i^overii- 
iiieiit. Ill Kehi-iiary, l.s:)2, he was appuiiitea 1 )i- 


thorough, reliable and elli 
ing of sales. The same i 


•lent in the iiiak- 
ualities keep him 


reet.ir of I'oliee, U, lill a vacaiiey Caused by tlie 


aloid' from "polities," by wl 


i(di term is gener- 


ivsienatidH „f (;.ih)n,.l ,1. W . (lihhdiis At tlie 
(•ln>e ,,r Mayor Rose's ,,Hi,'ial term Mr. (Irillin 


ally meant ]H,litiea] trii kel 


y to some extent. 
lUbiness worl.l ami 


purrliased a coiitrolliiie; interest, in the stdek cd' 


one (d' tlu^ mo.-t pro-ressiv 


: men <,f the city. 


the \'oiee rul)li>hine Company. 

Ml-, (irillin was niai'ried in ISO?, to J\Iiss 


He is laboring diligently fo 
of business at ('levelaml, a 


■ the centralization 
1.1 has already ae- 


Mary Imo-ene DoKalh, of \\\ Sahle Forks, 


complished niiicli in this di 


rectioii. Is sincere 


Xew York, and they have tme danehter livine-. 


in Ids elforts, frank and h 


iiiest, an.l jiroposes 




nothing but wliat is Jionor 


ible. He has -reat 




liopes tor the future givati 
great cdty of dlevehiud, bel 
it will become one of the h- 


ess of the ali'eadv 


lOllN COL.Ml .\ X, a represenl,ati\ccdtizen 


e\ing that in time 
V first cities in size 


>- 1' (.r ('levelalid, ha- lu'eii a reM.lent of this 


and business character in 


the Fnite.l States. 


^ inty all his lile, li.avin-- I.een hern here, in 


H,. haiuUes pndiably as mi 


ch property as any 


Septenil.er, JsK), a son of .'^ainiiel and Harriet 


other man in the (dty. I 


is ollice is in the 


(iled-e-) Col.ahan, l.olh d.^eea-ed. His Father, 
a native of (Jiieliee, was a printer hy oceujiation 


Feckman Flock. 

In 1S(;7 he marrie.l Cell; 


l)e Long, a native 


in earlier life, .and later \\as in iner<'antile Inisi- 


of Summit county, ( )liio. 




ness an.l linally in re.al estate. He w.is Init live 




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years of ai^e, in IM;.), when he was hi'oue-lit to 







(devcdand," hy his parents, who were ,d' ha'sli 






and French nativity. Saiinud Colahan re.Mded 


JfTf ^\. DOTY, M. I)., 


who lias been for 


in (develand all his life from the ae-e of five 


jj"* j many yi^ars ideiitiliei 


with the interests 


years, c-xrepting tlie two years he spent in ^fas- 


J) *v of (diagrin Falls, is i 


native of the State 


silh.n and Cindeville. lie followed mercantile 


"^' of Ohio, born at 1 


ainbri.lge, (ie.aiiga 


hnsines. until ls:N, from wliich time lie was 


county, September 21. IS 


IS. His paivnts. 


enoaoed in I'cal estate niilil his death, in ISSIi. 


Frederick an.l Harriet Am 


^St. John) Doty, 


His wife, a native of Virginia, died in 18S7. 


were natives of (Jonneetieut 


an.l New ^'ork re- 


They had live children. 

Karly in life .Mr. John (\dalian enoaged in 
mercantile husiiiess, then was a ilealer in lire 


spectively; they emigrated 
and there jiassi'd thi^ r<Miiai 
'I'hey reare(i a family of sevi 


t.) Ohio in 1835, 
1.1. 'r ..f their lives, 
n childivn, three of 


brick, sewer ]iipe,eto., representing one linn h)r 


whom are deceased. Wlie 


1 there was a call 


thirteen years; but since 1874 ife has been a 


from the Mation in her lioiii 


of nee.l, two of the 


dealer in real estate, giving this business his 


sons toolc up arms in her 


defence, and went 


entire attention, and inakiiii,' a s|)ceialtv id' cen- 


bravely to the front; A. M. 


was a member of 


tral manufacturing property. He has ere('ted 


the Ninety-ninth ()liio V'oli 


nteer Irifantry, and 


several iesi<lences, and i.s in Ai.wj^r. <if several 


F. F. served in the navy; tl 


e former resides in 


larg,' estate. In 18111 he ell'.'cted one <d' the 


i'ortage county, Ohio, but 


the latter is .le- 


Largest real-estate deals ever made in this city, 
the consideration being S".'! 1,00(1 cash, and 
within the next twelve month.-, lie sold upward 
of .S 100,000 worth u[ property. He iboroiigldy 


cea.se.l. The patern.al gran, 
jcct was |)avi.l 1 >..ly, a n.at i 

an.l a m.'ii r .d' an oM f 

lan.l. 


father ..f our sub- 
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I'UYMlOUA COUNTy. 



J)i-. Dotj iecei\eil his literary cdnoatioii in 
tlio ('0111111011 schools of (Miagiiii l""iillrt and at 
Oberliii, Ohio, and wlien ho liad finished his 
course engaged in teaching. Wiiiie this pro- 
fession oifored a wide Held of iis.d'uincss ho ))re- 
forre<l the more seriiMis calling; of medicino. 
II.. Im.^mh the sliMJy ..r the scinice under I )rH. 
Ciirlis and Wallers, was HNcccssively urnh^r tlic 
tniti(,n ..r Drs. .1. M. Lewis and V,. K. iloliiday; 
I'rof. d.din I'.eiinott was also Diie .d' his instruct- 
ors. Kn tori no- Western Reserve Medical (!ol- 
lego, ho was gradiiateil with the class of 1S78, 
.and inimediately thereafter located at Chagrin 
KalLs. Here he has estaldishcd a large practice 
and has taken his place ainnhglhe leading prac- 
titioners of the coiinly. 

In politics he sup|iorls the issues of the Ke- 
pilhlicaii party, and has twice heeil the choice of 
that hody for the otiicc of iMaycJi- ol' the town. 
Ilia career in this cajiacity has heeii idiaracter- 
i/.e.l hy the faithful and ahle dis.-harge u<i his 
duty. He is :i nieniher u\ the Mas,uiic order, 
lu'loligiiig to (iolden <;ate Lo.lge, No. '21.-;, V. 
and a" Af., C;iiagrin falls Chapler, No. lo'J, 
K. A. M., and Oriental Coiuuiandery No, 12, 
K. T„ (d- Cleveland. As a nieinl.er n\ the 
School Moard Dr. Doty was uuliring in his 
eiiWts to raise the standard .d' e.lucalion, and 
has labored zealously to increase the fa.'ilities 
for securing to every youth that ti-aining that 
will niakeliini a .safe-uani to tli.' KepuMic 
which has fostered him. 

Dr. Doty was united in marriage in 1S74, at 
CMiagrin Falls, to Arvilla 1'. (Joo.hdl. Mrs. 
Doty was horn, rean^l and ...lur;it..d in this 
county, and was previous to her marriage promi- 
nently identified with the work of the lea. ling 
e.lucators of tlu, Stal.^ 



Vll •J'jILLIAM {4II''KlN,oneoftlieol.l retired 
V/V7' cili/ens of Clev.dand, was horn in 
"■("l T.mipkins county. New York, I'ehni- 
ary l:i, ISl.", .a s..n of d..hn ami I,.. is (Tlmrp) 
(HJlin, h.ilh .)f whom ar.> n,.w .[.•.•.•as.,1. 'I'li.'y 



Hannah are holh deceaseil, William heing tho 
only surviving one. lie first emigrated to Ohi.) 
in 18;55, and after spending two year.- uj-ou the 
frontier, rettirne.l t.j New ^'.)rk State. In 1871 
he came hack to Ohio, and seltle.l in (Mevelaiul 
wh.'re he has since resi.h'.l. II.. is a mason ami 
l.uilder l.y Ira.l.', an.l .levol.'d lli.< lu'st years of 
life t., this work. Ah his .hndining years ap- 
jiroached he. gave iij) m.Ji-.' active pursuits, and 
is now living in (|ui.'t retir.-meiit. 

Ho was married in Huron county, Ohio, 
April 2, 1837, to J\[is8 Jane K. Warner, a 
.laughter of Justice an.l Mary (Sjierry) Warner, 
an.l t.) tlu'in were horn four children: Louisa J., 
wife of Oharl.'s iM . Lusk, is tho mother of tw.) 
s..ns, KoUin W. and Milton W.; liollin S. mar- 
ried Fli/.aheth I'inkney, and they have one 
.laughter, Jessie W.; K. Adaline is the widow of 
A. K. llobart, who .lied in 1882 at the age of 
thirty-eight years; John W. married Carrie M. 
(;as.',.igne, an.l to them was h.)rn one child, 
ll.'rhert Iv ; tin. m.,ther .li.^d iu 18S8, at the 
age of twenty-eight years. Mr. (iitlin's s.'c.nd 
marriage was to Annis K i.lder ( loleman, and 
thay have .me chil.l, A.laline. The mother of 
this family .li.'.l April 15, 18113, at the age of 
si'\cnty-seven years. She hail been a member 
.if church over fifty years. I''rom Our Church 



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blishe.l fm- the Kucli.l Avenue (Con- 



gregational Church, April 23, 18'.J3, the follow- 

"^•Our sister, Afrs. Jane K'. (Warner) (iiftin, 
wife .d- William (iillin, was born in liurlington, 
Vermont, an.l cam., to (.develand when seven- 
t.MMi years ,,f age. She was marrie.l to William 
(iillin in 1837, and in 18S7 tlu.y celebrat.'d 
their g.d.len w.-.lding. They remove.l to Au- 
burn New ^'.irk, but return.''.l t.. (!levelan.l in 
lS7l,anil have ev.^r since made their home on 
(;. ■ne.se.. avenu... On returning to this city she 
unit.Ml with the C..ngivgati.mal Church by let- 
t.M' frinii the Kaptist (diiirch of Auburn, New 
V.nk. 

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CVYAHOCA COUNTY. 



daily joy in unsel(in!i ministries of connsel and 


her health, although she lived for a number of 


liel|.. The word of (iod was her constant eoni- 


years, and linally died in Iiit native land. They 


|ianion an<l llie honf^s ol' Zion were oflen on liei- 


had six children, live of whom reached adidt 


lips. 'I'he |i...n' an.l nee.ly always r,nin.l her a 


years, nann.jy: Davi.j.l.; Wcller Iv, who died 


wise adviser and a i^cnercnis helpei-, and all 


of lockjaw; Harry; William; and Charles S., 


whose lives in any way t(nn'lied hers took know 


who.lie.l from the eHects ,,f a woun.l re.'eived 


lednv ,,r li.M-, Ihal shi- lived in daily h'l h.w.-hi |i 


Inmi an en^in,' while he was wcnking in Ihe 


wilh ChriM." 


machine shop, :il. ( 'K-vcland. Mr, Ogdvy con- 


Mr. (lillin and ihe children are (Jhnreh mem 


tinued to resid(^ in Se )tland for twenty yisirs, 


hers. In politics he adheres tu the Kepnhlicaii 


and in the meantime was married there again, 


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the maiden name of his second wife being 




Mai'y JCing. She bore him two children, oidy 


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one of whom, Charles S., livi'd. She accompa- 


QJTKATOX S. (K;11.VV, a well known 


nied him on his return lo Ameiica, and her 


^^ and ninch respccte(l citizen of Strongs 


death occuri-eil in SI roui^-sville township. 11 is 


■S-r ville town-hip, Cuyaho-a c(nin(y, Ohio, 


third wile, /uv Sarah .Morris, also died in this 


was horn in .Monti-ose, k'orfai-shii'e. Scotland, 


township. March 10, ISSI'., he was married in 


June -Jll, 1^~'0. In his iialive land he spent 


Clevelan,!, Obi,,, to Mrs. Kli/.,a II. Ody, nee 


Ihe lirsl I'onrleen years o\ his lilV. Tlicn lie 


Harry, ,a n.ative ,,f Wiltshire, Kiigland, born 


entered upon a sealariiii;- life, and for eiehtucn 


Ocloiier U), l.s3o. Her lirst husbami, Thomas 


years ran on the iialtic ?ea, stopping at the va- 


Ody, died iMarch U, 1SS3, leaving her with live 


I'ious poi-ts of Russia, iSwedcni and Denmark, 


children, besides whom four had .lie.l, as fol- 


After that he spent twelve months in Scotland, 


lows: Thomas, (ieorge, Antoinette, .lohn, Ade- 


Btndyin;^ navigation, and at the end of that 


line, Sarah, Theresa, Francis J. and Amelia. 


time au;ain launched out on the dee]). He sailed 


Two of these had married before Mrs. Ody's 


all over the woi-ld, visiting all the dillerent 


union with .Mr. Cgilvy. 


countries on tlie glolie, anil crossing tlu; l^juator 


Mr. Oi^ilvy has resided in Strongsville town- 


twenty-one dillerent times. For five, years lie 


ship since lSti:!aml f.irmin- has been his solo 


was .an apprentice in the employ of W. S. (ilad- 


business since that time. He owns 182 acres of 


stone. Tlien he served in the cajiacity of second 


line land, well improved and under a high state 


mate, laler as tirst mate, and linally as captain. 


of cultivation. 


While on a voyage to New York, in IM2, he 


iMrs. Ogilvy h.is been a member of the Meth- 


met wilh an accident in which both liis legs 


odist Church since IS(Jt), and for over live years 


were broken, the result being that he abandoned 


has been Superintendent of the Sunday school. 


the sea. 




Upon Ills arrival in Anu^riea in 1842, ]\[i-. 






Ogiivy came to Ouyahoga (bounty, Ohio, to visit 




liis brother Jolui, and while here he purchased 152 


ni NDKFW J. AlKFN, chief engineer of 


acres of land in Sti-ongsville townshi]), the fai-in 


//A\ the Fairmount water-works, Cleveland, 


upon wliich he now lives. Soon after this he 


jf\^ Ohio, was born in lirooklyn, Cuyahoga 


returned to Si-otland and married Afiss VA'v/ax 


^ county, this State, danuary 2'.), IS;]-!:, 


Lourio, and brought his bride with him to ( »hio. 


son of William and IJctsey ((Mark) Aiken, both 


They made their home on the farm he liad pur- 


natives of Connecticut. 


chased for about a year and a half, and then, on 


]\[r. Aiken was educated in his native town, 


acco\int of his wife's declining iiealtli, tli(<y re- 


and early in life chose for his oceu[)ation tlio 


turned to Scotland. She novctr fully recovered 


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tlic gristiuilU of I'oo, KvWv.y :in.l yddcn .V- 
Sai-gciiint pruvioiis to 18(]-J, and that year went 
on tlie steam tug, S. C. Ives. lie was eiu- 
jiloyed on the lakes from lStl2 until IST'J. In 
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,„,sition. During .all this lime he has never 
had a seri.ais a.H;i,leiit. On one oecasien lie 
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and from the etleets of injury received therehy 
was laid up for si.xteen days. l''rom the time 



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world he luis ne.'er heen (lut of employment, 
and during his life in Cle\eland and elsewhere 
he has ingratiated himself with his co-workers, 
his employers, and, indeed, all with whom he 
has come in contact. 



Mr. Ai 



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25, ISCt, 



to^Iiss Catharines Welsh, a.lopled daughter of 
IkMijamin S. Welsh, uf Cleveland. They have 
a family of seven children, namely: William 
was engineer on the John llaiper, a lake 
steamer; Louis, machinist; Hettie Louisa, wife 
of a Mr. Small, has one child, Catherine; 
Ruth; Harry Lorenzo; .\ndrew J., Jr.; and 
Ksther. 

Of the adopted parents of Mrs. Aiken we 
make record as follows: Benjamin 8. AVelsli 
was one of the early pioneers of northern Ohio. 
Ho served in the war of LsLJ, and afterward 
for some time in the regular army, being 
stationed at Mackinaw M.-md, then a trading 
post. After his discharge, 1S17, he settled in 
Cleveland, where he was well known as a pio- 






maiiiod in this city up to the time of his death, 
wiiicli occurred in ISTti, at the age of eighty- 
se\en years. His wife, So|)lirmiia "W^elsli, died 
in 1S72, at the age of seventy-si.x. Iloth wero 
memliers of the ]\[ethodist l':pisco])al Church, 
and were peojihs of sterling ipudities. .^Frs. 
Welsh was noted far and n.'ar as an excelhmt 
nurse and good eook. Indeed, few of the [.io- 
neei-8 of this city iiad a warmer place in the 



hearts of the people here than did this worthy 
couple. They had a family of four children bj- 
sides the adopted daughter alluded to, namely: 
Oscar, who died in IS'.)-.', aged seventy years; 
James, who died in LSS:!; Lorellc, widow of 
James 1!. Wilher, is a resident (d' Chicago; and 
K,i>elia, wife of Henry Hows, of Indianapolis, 
hidiana. 

I'olitically, Mr. ;\iken is a Kepuhlican, as 
are his soils' and as also was his father. He is 
a member of the Marine Kngineers. I^h•s. 
Aiken is a member of ISeckwilh Church. 



J JOHN niUI), foreman of the -Jjig Four" 
I ruunddion.^e at Clevelaml, was born in 
Toronto, Can.ada, .May 18, IS50. Joseph 
liird, his father, was a painter. He marrie.l 
Mary Tiirrell', a ^ister of ex-Superintendent 
Turrelf, of the "Hig Four,"' now deceased. 
Their children are: William, a locomotive en- 
gineer on the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago i*c 
St. Louis Uailrua.l; John and Flizabeth, un- 
married. 

John Lird learned Idacksnuthing near To- 
ronto, Canada, but when he came to Cleveland 
in 1^1'2 he went at once to railroading, becom- 
ing a tironian for the Cleveland & Pittsburg 
Ilailroad Company, running between Well;;ville 
and tMeveland. In 1»75 lie left the Cleveland 
it Pittsburg and assumed charge of the Cleve- 
land, Lorain iV; Wheeling roiind-house at Lorain, 
<.)hio. He was made an engineer in eighteen 
months and remained .so live years, when he 
took charge of the .Mattoon roun.l.hoiise in Illi- 
nois, an(l7i year later I'eturned to Cleveland and 
wtmt into the iNickel Plate ser\'ice as an engi- 
neer, running over the first three divisions of 
the road and remaining till July 8, 18'JO, when 
he (juit to accept his pivsent position. 

June 12, ISSl, Mr. Pird imirried, in Cleve- 
land, ^Hss Hannah J., a daughter of Jesse Lnoo. 
^rr. JMioo is one of th.' old. ■streshlenls of Cleve- 
land, an. I a g.Mitl.Mii.an win. h.as (;ast fifty lour 
annual ballots in this city. He is now eighty- 



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CUYAHOGA COUNTY. 



four yciirs (if ai,'.' and in full posticssioii (jf all 
his iiiontal aiul'pliy^iral powers. lie raiiio to 
(Mevrlaiul from Now York, ninrri.Ml hore Mary 
Sraiilirl.l aiHJ reared Unxv eliildrc-ii, V, . W . if., 
Hannah .1., iMary and Sarah, the two lalter heino- 
unmarried. ll.a'tlie Kli/.aheth is the only chiM 
of .Mir sid.jeet, a <rirl of twelve years. 

Mr. Kird is a memher.d' llie l;,>yal Arcanum, 
v\ the .\. (). li. W. and of the " lliu- K„ur" in- 
surance HSMK-iation. lie h,,lds the olliee of 
Chaplain in the S. F. 1. 



|V./I ,\irn.\ MOWKN SCO'lT was horn 
1^1 '^'•"''■'' ^' I'^^'l' ''f Doertield, Oneida 
JJ li county, New York. His l.irthpla.'C 
"v was upon a farm owned hy his father, 

Nathaniel Scott, whose farm lay about one-half 
mile west of the line hetween Herkimer and 
Oneida counties, lie was a descendant of 
Itichard Scott, wdio landed in Hostou in ItiHci, 
oirthe sliip (irillin and hecame the i)arent tree 



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dto Uhodi 



Island, where he was a contemporary of Kogei' 
Williams. 

He embarked in business very early in life, 
first in connection witli navigation upon the 
Moliawk river and the Erie canal, from 1S22 
to 1S27, durine; a part of which period his home 
was at lltica, New York, and at kittle kails. 
Ho was for a timi^ in the employ of IJeorolf, 



Watt 



I'v: Company, which w ; 



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leading forwarding house of Schenectady. In 
1828 he resided at Whitehall, situated at the 
head of Lake Champlain, upon which lake he 

theChamplain canal. In 1S2'.I he renn.ved to 
the city of Albany, New Y,nk, where he he- 
came the manager for Derexaugh, jiutler iV: 
Company, and later the Thorn it Curtis Com- 
pany, of Utica, which was of the Utica line of 
canal boats, the lirst line of canal boats that 
ever mivigatiMl the I'.rie Can.al an<l llud.son 
river. In^ls:!! he and others formed a sto.dc 
eom|.any called the Albany Canal 'J'ow Uoat 



tween the cities of New York and Albany, and 
of this he becaoLe manager at Albany. In 1835 
he rem,.\,Ml to the cily of .New Y.uk, a place 
alioi-ding better opportunity for the successful 
mantigemeiit of the business of this transporta- 
tion company. 

A year laler he found his health hiiling, by 






ose app 



ing medical aid it became his ]ilaii umlei- the 
advice of his physician to rt^tire, at least for a 
time, from a business career. He did so, and 
then traveled on horseback through thi! then 
new States of Indiana, lllini.is, Michigan and 
Wisconsin. It was simply a tour that he nuule 
for the benefit of his hJalth, but during his 
visit to this Western country he not only re- 
gained his health but formed a liking b,r the 
climate and local advantages alforded by this 
region, and, especially liking Cleveland, he de- 
cided upon coming to this cily and making his 
future home here. His business in Cleveland 
consistiMl largi'ly in storing and foi'warding 
grain, and to a considerable extent (bir those 
days) he akso became interested in lake ship- 
ping, lieing the owner of several vessels which 
he operated in connection with his grain busi- 
ness. He built a steam elevator, which was the 
lirst brick building erected on tlie rivei- front. 
He retired from aelive business in ISOu, but 
was interested in Cleveland entejirisi's up to the 
time of his death, being |)residcnt of the .Mer- 
cantile insurance Company, a dii'ector in the 
old Merchants' liank, and a trustee of the So- 
ciety for Savings. He died in 1S72. 

In 1838 he came to Cleveland, and on the 
25th day of March ,d' the b-lh.wing year he 
married Mary, the .laughter (d' Samuel William- 
son, a .listingui^hed and well known citizen of 
this city, now dt^ceased. iMrs. Scott was boiai 
in Cleveland February 11, 1S18, and died Octo- 
ber 1, 18rV.(. At the time .d' her d.'ath slus was 
the oldest, native of Cleveland that ha. I con- 



stanlly resi.le.l in th.^ pla.v fr.mi (he tinu 
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all of whom save Charles (). are deceased: two 
grew to matui'ity. Ahirtiu li. ilied in 1S70, 
from fever coiiti'acted in the army survico. lie 
was a soldier in the One Hundred and Kiftietii 
Ohio Volunteer infanlry, while John W. dwd 
in 1S7;5. 

diaries ( ). Scott, one oi' the leadin^r citizens 
of Cleveland, was horn in this eity and edu- 
eated in the puhlie s,-ho,,ls h.-re. After j,rei)ar- 
inu; for ecdh'ue in New llamp.shire lie entered 
Harvard ColleH-e, hiit was not permitted to eom- 
plete his eoni-si^ at college hy i-easoii of failing 
health. He visite.l iMirope, retnriied to Cleve- 
land and afterward hecanie interested in the A. 
S. llcren.len Kiirnitnre Company as a share- 
Imlder. In tlu- interest of tliis hnsiness he was 
active until 1SN7, when the hnsiness wascloscd. 

Mr. Scott has heen a stockholder in a nnmher 
of manufacturing enterprises, and has heeii 
very largely inteiested in Cleveland real estate, 
to the (lovelopnu'iit of which he has matei'ially 
contributed. [\o has hi'en interested in some 
two or tliree alKitments, and fur the past seven 
years he lias given his time and attention to his 
own ])rivate inteiests. 

lie is ii young, acti\e and successful hnsiness 
man. Socially, he sustains enviable relations. 
lie is a patron of the Historical bociety, being 
a life member, and is also a member of the 
Country Club and of the (Chamber of Com- 
merce, while politically lie is a Kcjudilican. 



SW. MATIIRU, an nn.lertakcr and manu- 
\ faeturer of caskets at 13)30 I'earl street 
^-^ and 'J09 Woodland avenue, Cleveland, 
was born in Herkimer county. New ^'ork, duly 
27, 184 tJ, a son of Asaph and JJetsey (Davi.s) 
Mather, natives also of that State. The fatiier 
was born on tiie same farm, July 14, 1S;31, and 
his death occurred in December, 1S'.I2. The 
mother, born in 1S2'.3, de|iarted this life in 
1875. They were the parents of .deven chil- 
dren, six now living, namely: S. W., our sub- 
joct; Knjour, a f'armei' by occupation, mimieil 



Miss Mary Ann Sawyer; Asaph T., a railroad 
ci.nduclor, married Miss Katie Reynolds; Hat- 
tic ,l,,.„-, wif,-of Eugene 11. Kdick, of Cleve- 
land; Mary, now Mrs. Co.dey; amlAVilliam, a 
farmer by occupatiun, married a Miss iNotting- 
ham. All the children reside in Cattaraugus 
county, New York, excepting the subject of 
tliis sketch. The dccea.-e.l chihiivn are: llul- 
dah, who died at the age of twenty years, was 

ceased at the age of two ^'ears; Cieorge, at the 
age of seventeen years; Henry married Alplire- 
da I'ottei', and died when t wenty-live years of 
age; and John, decea.sed in lS7;i, at the age of 
twenty-si.x years. 

S. W. iM.ather, the subject of this sketch, 
worked at farm labor until't wenty-t wo years of 

at Clevelan.l one and a half years, ne.\t worked 
at the carpenter's trade, ;ind his next venture 
was to invent a patent lire-lighter. In 1SS7 lie 
went to riiiladelphia, Pennsylvania, where for 
a year and a half he engage.r in tlie manufac- 
ture of patent lire-lighters. Selling out, he 
went to IJoston, Massachusetts, wliere he con- 
Selling out liis interest in the fire-lighter busi- 
ness again, he returned to Cleveland in lS7t) 
and put np an establishment for the manufac- 
ture of the step-ladder, and wliile there he in- 
vented a steji-hidder and ]iatented it. Here he 
engaged in making all kinds of ladders, under 
the name of the Union Ladder Works, which 
was afterward known as the Union Ladder & 
Washboard Works. In 1885 he embarked in 
his jiresent occupation, in the manufacture of 
caskets. In 18S7 the Funeral Keform Associa- 
tion of the United States was formed by ]\Ir. 
]\Iather, \h-. Callentine ami Dr. C. 15. llnmis- 
ton. The association now has tlie following 
olHeers: Dr. C. 1!. Huniiston, president; E. J. 
llolmden, vice-]iresident; K. 11. Ediek, secre- 
tary; John Meyer, treasurer; and S. AV. Mather, 
general manager. The terms of membership 
are $3 for a family, or $1 for ,i single person, 
with no further iliU'S or MHseasmonts. The assij. 



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CUTAIWOA COUNTY. 



atioii IS n 
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jt a inoMo|i(il_y. [t claims lui special 
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onai^e. Jt sells to any [icrson witli- 
to locality, and it has aiiKUi.- its 



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n<l othci 



leading ministers and other prolossional niiMi. 

Mr. Mather was marrii'd Septendier (), 1SS7, 
to iMii-s Addie Cooley, a dauij^hter of Henry and 
Can. lace (Mc^Clure) Cooi.'y. Her father is still 
living in New Yoi-k, aged sixty-six years, and 
her mother died in 1SS5, at the age of tifty- 
sevcn years. Both wei-e membei'S of the Pres- 
byterian Cluircli, in wliieh the former has served 
as Deacon for many years. 'J'liey had thi-ee 
children: Julia, wife of AValtor Searl, of Frank- 
linville, New York; William II., who married 
Mary Mather; an<l Adilie, wife of our suliject. 
I\[r. and Mrs. ^[atller have had three children, 
only one of wiium is now li\ing, Addie Mae. 
Oui- subject and wife are memliersof the Jleth- 
odist E])iscopal Church. In political matters 
]\Ir. ]\[athur atiiliates with the Ilepublican party. 
Through his varied and eventful life lie has 
maintained his honor and integrity, and is emi- 
nently desei-ving of the respect and pati-onage 
of the community, of which he is an honoraUe 
and useful member. 



GYlHfS MILLAKI), proprietor of machine 
^hops at Chagrin Falls, w,-is born in the 
■J Kirtland Flats, near whei-o the Mormon 
temple still stands, in (ieauga county, Ohio, 
February 15, 181(5. 

Ills Father, lira/ilia M illard, a nat ive of New 
Y''ork, was reai'ed in that State and married 
there, and emigrated to (ieauga county in IS 11, 
settling upon a farm. In 1832 he mo\ed to 
Fullertown, in the same connfy, anil in 18;3() to 
Indiana, and finally to Oakland county, Michi- 
gan, where lie died, in his si'viMity-sixth year. 
IIo was supposed to be of Scotch descent. I'"<jr 
his wife he married, in .New York Slate, M iss 
Nancy Moore, a native of that State and reared 



there, and she. lied in Oaklan.l county Michigan, 
in her liflieth_)ear. Her father, John :\loore, 
als.) a nalivi^ of New York, was a lievolutionai'y 
s.ildier and receive.l a pension of S'JO perannum. 
She was a sisterof Isaac Mooi-e, who was a |)i\)m- 
inent citi/en of Mentoi-, this State, being a mem- 
bei- of tlu! Ohio 11. .use of U.^presenlat ives on.! 
term. His s.ni, C. 11., is a prominent citi/.en 
of DcAVitt c.unty, Illin.iis. 

Ml'. Cyrus Millard, the fourth in a family of 
fourteen childi'on, — nine sons and five daugh- 
ters, — attended school in the log schoollioiises 
of the day, in his native place, and at the early 
age of ten years began to take care of himself, 
first working upon a farm or at anything else he 
coulil find to do, for his clotlies and board; for 
a time he was employed by Elijah Smith, who 
had ahk^l him in his younger days. He also 
li\ed with his uncle, Isaac IMoore, who was a 
goo.l man. In lMi:i he began work in a mill 
an. I learne.l the milling business. IJcing natur- 
ally a mechanic, he could make anything that 
any otluu' man coul.l. 

At the age of nineteen years he located in the 
noi'tliern part of liussell township, where he 
marrie.l .Miss Sallie Surdam, a native of New 
York an.l the seeon.l chihl ..f Peter Surdam. He 
again commence.l working in a mill, a sawmill 
an.l box fact.jry, which he soon purchased, and 
he owned and ran it for twenty years. Ileforo 
this, however, lu^ had bought forty acres of land, 
t.) which he a.l.lcd by laUer purchases until he 
lia.l 210 acres. In ISOC he .s..ld the farm aiul 
mill, ami m.nc.i to (Chester (Jross K.,ads, where he 
remaine.l twenty year.-, and where his wife die. 1, 
t.i whom he ha.l been marrie.l just thirty-eight 
years to a .lay. March 7, 18 |;i, while Mr. Mil- 
lai-d was li\ingat North Russell, his liouse 
burn.'d down, and in the disaster also all of his 
f.iur children and a lirother fourteen years old 
wei-e burne.l todeath, — an event too sad and pain- 
ful t.i dwell upon. All truly sympathetic peo- 
)le will feel as deeiilv upon this subject without 



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w.n-.lsas with tliimi. 

Mar.di ll,188(;, Mr. Millar.! move.l I,, C 
grin falls, wh.'re he now liv.'s. jly his first n 



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riago tliere were tiw eliildren, namely: \V . AVul- 


health an.l per.-everance they Micce.dc.l, and 


liiigtoii, Mary, Marin aiitl Martini, who were all 


linally sowed lields of grain tliron^liimt ibe 


burned to death in the tire just iiieutioned; and 


tiact once so densely covereil with forest tre s. 


]\[artha (second), horn June 7, 18-U, is the only 


Of the two children born in the Ivist, M;.iv 


one now living, and she is the wife of T. ^V. 


marrieil Diu-as Lyman and .lid at (>berlin. 


Scott, of Chagrin {''alls, whose sketch is given 


Ohio; and Framds, a farmer an.l a liie-long 


elsewhere in this v,,lunie. I'or his secoml wif,. 


ivsi.lcnt of liivcd.^ville tnwiiship, who di.Ml in 


Mr. Millard inarric 1, April ll, iS7:i, Miss Ko.a 


ISM, age.l seventy y.^ars, Tlmse l„)rn lu'r.: in 


Kolun.s.in, a native of ()r;uige tuwnslii|,, Cnyu- 


Ohi.i were: Isaac, wlc. lived until Dec.Miib.u-, 


lioga county, and a daughter of Saniuel iiiliin- 


IS'.i;!, a life-long farmm-; Uw next tw,, in .u.ler 


tioii, decea.sed. She u as Ihu-u neir where i'resi- 


..r birth die.l in infan.'y; (^.l..li, our .suI.J.m-I. is 


dent Carfield was honi. My the last marriage 


the next; llonry, m.w a lami.'r .d' 1 b-.n-ksvill..; 


one son has lieeii l.orn, hy n.inie ( 'rcighton, who 


Tamar, who marric.l T..wiis.u,d llorton an.l 


is living at home with his ])arents. 


die.i in iirecksville; Martha, n.,w Mrs, Alfr.il 


As to [H.litics, Mr. Millard was at Hrst a Whig, 


(^reen, ..f I..wa; an.l Carey, dr., .d' Cedar 


then a j;e|iul>lii'an an.l linally a Prohil.itionist, 


Kapi.ls, Iowa. 


— a very natural succession, ami in religion he 


The first habitation of Carey < )akes coiisistcl 


i.s a nieinher of the Discijiles' Church, to which 


of p.i'esan.l bark, whi.d. was shortly aftcruar.l 


lie has belonged ever since 1S55. lie has never 


sup[ilante.l by a more substantial .me, being a 


iiseil tobacco or drank licinors. lie is a self- 


frame bouse. On this farm .Mr. Oakes live.l 


iiia.le man, accumulating what he has by hie 


f.ir a numbtu- of years, being a .liligeiit worker. 


own industrious lial)its and honest dealini,'. He 


Wo was a man of jiowerfiil frame, six feet two 


i,ne of only three or four from his native place 


iiich(>s high when Stan. ling in un<lress,.d feet, 


who has been successrnl in life. 


an.l weigluj.l 210 poun.ls. 1 )iiring his life here 




lu' ne\cr change. 1 his resilience. lie died dune 




2, IsTl, and his wife January 1, 1881, and they 






now lie side by si.le in Center cemetery. As to 


/^ALEB OAKKS. the oldest living .lescend- 


bis political views he ha.l been a Whig. He 


1 V ant of one of the oldest families of llrecks- 


was one ..f the first thr.'e voters in thetouii 


>^' ville township, was born December S, 


ship that voted the Abolition ticket. lle.serM'.l 


1822. 1 1 is father, Carey Oakes, was born in 


as Justice of the Peace two terms. iioth him- 


ILiwley, Massachusetts, and marri(Ml .Miss 


self and wife were members of the Congrega- 


Taniar Easton. J\[r. Carey Oakes' father. 


tional Church. 


Calvin Oakes, exchanged land in his native 


Mr. Caleb Oakes. whose name hea.ls this 


State in 1815 for land in lirecksville township. 


tm^moir, was educated partly at Twinsbuig, 


and early the ne.xt year his two sons, Cai'cy and 


Ohio, when Professor Pissell was president id' 


William, left New Kngland b.r the then fardis- 


the sidiool. On startin;^ from home for this in- 


tant Wi-st, an o.k team their m(;aiis of transpor- 


stitution .d' learning M r. Cakes carri(;.l all his 


tation, anil were forty <lays (jii their journey. 


cK.thcs (.■\cepting what he w;is wearing) in ,a 


AVith $11 in uu.neyand in a pcufect wil.lernes.s. 


re.l ban.lana han.lkcrchief, -.ung on foot an.l 


Mr. Carey Oakes, with his family, then consist- 


crossing the Ohi.i canal .m a l.ig, no bri.lge 


ing of wife and two children (Mary anil P'ran- 


biMiig crei-t.'.l at that time. 


cis), began to [irejiare a home. In c<ini|iany 


May (■), ISoO, he marri.-d ll.annah ll..rtiui. 


with his brother, he began to clear up 200 acres 


who was b.irn August I'.k 1S2'.I, in PelKale 


of th(; tan-led f,,resf, ,„i lot 11, wlii(di was cov- 


t.,wnshi|,, Orang.. .•.uinly, .N'.'W 'I'.u-k, a .laugh- 


ered with beech, mapl.', black wain u 1, olr. W Uh 


ter ..f Milton ll..it.m,' ulo cam., t.. Mil.ui, 






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CUYAIIUQA COUNTY. 



Huron cuuuty, Ohio, in 1S34. It was at thib y> 



plaoo that our suiijeut was inarriiMl, hy 



Oanachi. He en 
lau.l and was th 



lioth tlie United States anil 
the Hnioii Depot at Clevc- 
itractoi- iur tlie e.Mistruetioi: 



Shortly 



.\h'. Oakes exelianoed oftlie Ashtahuhi .V .) auiestown KailnKHJ, now 



■A jioi'tiou of liis phice for his present farm, 
witii ids i.rother Isaa,', and he lias lived here 
ever since. lie has over 21)0 aeres of excedeiit 
farm land, which is more than four limes the 
amount he had at iir.st. He i-, a thoniuol, and 
systematic farmer, with oood husiiiess ideas and 
o'eneral oo.hI c.mim.,n sense. He is a Kepuh- 
lican, hut no politician. His wife, who was a 
luomher of the Methodist Church, died J idy 
:2'J, isy:i, and is buried in Center cemetery. 
The children are: l.ydia, now Mrs. Frailk 
Finch, of Summertow)!, Tennessee; Kmma, at 
home; Milton, who died at the aoe of si.K years; 
Herbert, who died aoed twenty two years; and 
Denjamin K., also at home. 



a portion .d' tlie Lake Shore .V Michi-an Soutli- 
ern K.ailro.a.l, and for th.' S,,ulhern .V (\aitral 
Kadroad, now a part ,d' I he l.rhi-h Valley .sys- 
tein, in the Slate of New \ wk. He was am. mo 

About th.. ^.'ar 1S5() he eanu' to the Cnit.-.l 
States for the jiurpose of securino tt.m.' for 



time that he arrang 
stone quari'y for its e 



province, ami it was at this 
■an.red with the iJrowidielm 



ul|)ut, which of 
self was m.)t sullicient t.) supply his ne. 
This fact le.l him to purchase the ,juarry, : 
fn.m it he at once .■..mmen.aMl to,|Uarry , 



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/T^/KOKCK Jl. W(»UTHIN(iT()N is secre- 
I T, taryan.l lrca,nrer ,)f the Clevelan.l St.m. 
Vs-J Company, .d'Clevclan.!, Ohio, with whicli 
im|iortant enterjiri.-e h<' has long lavii 
associated, 'i'he study of the .le\elu|>nient of a 
great industry, with .lue attenti.m to the pei-- 
sonal enei'gy ami ability that have conserved 
such progress, must e\'er be interesting ami 
l)rotitable to tlmse who make note of the com- 
mercial and economic problems of the .lay. The ; in 1 
subject of this sketch, who has -aine.l .listinct- 
ive prestige asoiioof the successful anil capable 
business men of the J'^orest City, was boiai in 
Toronto, Canada, l''ebruary lij, 1850, the son of 
John and J[ary (Wellborn) Worthington. J.ihn 
Worthington was born in Stallor.lsliii'c, I'aig- 
land, September y, l«lS,and hi. death occurr^l 
December :J5, 1873. His wi.low still surviv.'s 
him an.l is a resi.l.Mit ..f Tor..nt... lie was 
reared and educate<l in his mitive plac, and on 
attaining to years of inatui'ity he betook him- 
S(df to Canada, vvhcro he was niarrii.'d ami wlicr.; 
he reared Ids family. He was a .-..ntrac 
builder, which .H'cu'pation h.. b.lhiwed fo 



lle..perate,l the .juarry 
everal y.Nirs, the .mtir.. 
.mlput b.dno c.nsign.'.l t.. Cana.la. Finally he 
began to place th.' product upon (he market in 
the States, in the meaiitiin.' having associate.l 
his son, James M., with bin. in the bn.Muess. 

became a mi'inber of the linn, wdiose title was ' 

thereupon change. 1 to Worthington A: Sons. ' 

Xo other contractor of the Dominion of Can- 
a.la was pei'haps more prominent than John 
Worthington, for there he erecte.l many im- 
portant pnbli.; edifices and .)ther fine architect- 
ui'al strn.'luies, achi.'ving success an.l renown 

sterling .pialities, strictly honorable, thoroughly 
pel-severing, his success in life being well 
merite.l. 

He bad a family of four sons an.l three 

daughters, namely: .fames ]\f., the prp.■^ident of 

the' Clev.'land St.nu. C.nnpany; Minnie, tlie 

wi.h.w of ]•:. I'a'u.l.'lari; ( ieorg./il ., our subj.'ct ; ' 

Fanny, wilV of W.' W. Kei-hley, of T.u-onto; 

dane, wi.low .if T. C. Flw.i.ul; .lohn 11. and 

Fdwanl F., twins, th.. former of wli.mi .lied in 

- ! Cal.nitta, India, December 7, FS7;i. 

; j The imme.liate subject of this r.'view, (leorge 

111. W..rthiiigton, was rear.'.l ami ...lucat.'.l in 



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CdCNTY. 


fiixtL'oii yi'iirs, wluui ho entered :i \vli()les:Llo 


been a thirty-^econd-degree Alason sin.-e ISTO, 


estiililii^luueiit in tliat city, remaining tluis eni- 


liemg a charter mend)er of Lake Erie Con- 


jiloyed for a period of two yuar.s. lie then en- 


sistory, and (d' Al Ivoran Temple, of the My.-iic 


tered tlie employ of his father, who was at the 


Shrine. 


time engaged in earrying cnt eonlraets fcr I'jiil- 


Mr. Worthingt(ui was married at M t. Ver- 


way eonstrnrtion in the Stale (d' Xew Y(M-I<. 
in this li.dd of hd..H- .nir sni.j.'cl reinaincd \"V 


non, Ohio, in I'ebrnary, 1^7S, to .Mrs. Hannah 


!.. Weaver. 'I'hey make their hon.e al the 


six niunlhs, having (diarge (if the entire woi'k 


Stillnnui, the beautiful fhndid avenm> hotel. 


under ih.^ (■(inlraets o\ his latlier, who was tlien 




taking a trip ahn.ad hy reason of imptiired 





JKsdth. Aflei- tin' e.Hiipletion of llie (•(Uiliacts 




noted, Mr. Worlliinglon went to ilrownhelni. 


f oRiNDA k:.(i)i':MiNC)S<,iiJii;i':,uidow 


Ohio, and there enlercal the ..niph.y ,d' W(Mth- 


Ij of Charles \l. S.p.ir,., was born in nrnn- 


ington \- Son, whi(di lirm e(msisted of hi. father 


~r*-\ sdii, Huron county, Ohio, duly IJl, 1S'J2, 


and an older hrother. ( >Me year laU-r he Ik eanu; 


a daughter of Amos Deniing, who was Ixn-n in 


a memher of the tirni .d' Worthington .t S.)ns. 


Sannderslield, Afassachusetts, i\[arch 12, LsOO. 


After the death id' the father, in IS7:!, the sons 


When "Mr. 1 )eming was yet very young t hi' family 


bneeeede<l to the hnsiness, hnt retained the old 


moved to Aviui, Livingston county, Xew Vork; 


firm name until the organiz\ition of the Cleve- 


and when eighteen years of age lie bought the 


land Stone Company was: effecteil. 


renniinder of Ids time from his father and 


P.esides holding "a half interest in the husi- 


walked thence to niainson, Ohio, when^ be 


nes6of Worthington .V S,.ns, ( ;.M,rge ILWortli- 


worked for Major (Imlerhill, on a farm .an.l in 


ington was president of the IVnea iV iliiron 


his sawmill, at ^1,0 a nujnth, until lu'. paid for 


Stone Coini)any. I'pon tlie ori;ani/,ation (d' the 


lifty aci'cs of land near that place. Two years 


I'.eeman (du'inieal (^nnpany Mr. Wortlnngton 


later he returned to New \'ork and was imii'ried 


heeame intcnusted and is now seeretary and 


to Miss Fannie Witherell, and with her came 


treasurer (d' the sane;. lie is also vice-president 


back to Ohio, settling on his new farm. He 


of the Cleveland Wasld.oard C^)mpany and of 


liied there, in 1885: his wife ijad- died nniny 


the I'ike jMannfactnring Company, of New 


yeai-s previously, namely, in 1850. ]<'or forty 


Hampshire. lie has a tinaneial interest in 


yeai-s he was a member of tlu! Congregational 


several other iinpi>rlant enterprises intheeity 


Church, an.l was beloved by all who knew him. 


of Clevelan.l, is a nu'mher .d' the Chand.er of 


as he was so kindly in his luitni-e and conduct. 


ComnuMce, a dirertor id' the .Masonic Temple 


Politically lie was a Republican. 


A.ssociation, a director of the AVest Cleveland 


IFe had eleven children, three of whom died 


]5anking Company, and of the Chand.erlain 


in infancy. The living are: Lorinda K., our 


Cai'tridge it Target (lonijKuiy. It may tluis he 


subject; I'Vrry 1'.., of Chicago; Lucy, wido.v 


readily understood that Mr. Worthington is an 


of S. 1!. Fuller, of Norwalk, Ohio; .Mary, wile 


active and representat i\'e liusiness man, one 


of Warren lluel, of Albert Lea, Minnesota; 


who.se ability and honor liave lieen thoroughly 


Anujs, of Sangatuck, Michigan; Marana, ncnv 


trie.l ami proved. 


Mrs. i. T. Kay, of Norwalk, Ohio; Matilda L., 


In fraternal atliliations he is prominently 


now jMrs. L. ('. dolmson, .if Milwaukee, Wis- 


connected witli the Masonic order, being a 


consin; Hai-i-iet Iv, wdio nniiried John Lamkey, 


member of Tyrian Lodge, No. ;i7(); of Cleve- 


of Rock Falls, Illinois. 


land Chapter, No. IIS, and of Oriental Com- 


ilrs. Sijuire, whose name heads this sketch, 


mandcry, No. 12, K'. '!'., having been made a 


was marrie.l December 17, 18 Id, to C. ii. 


member of the commandery in 1S7I. He lias 


Sijuire, of Litinsun, Huron county, Ohio, i-et- 






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tied ill Wakeiiian, this State, and a year after- 
ward moved to St. ( Miarles, Illinois, wliere for 
two years Mr. S'jiiire was employed In varicjns 
occupatiuiis. Tlien tliey eaine to Cleveland, 
where Mr. S.iuire emharked in the wliolesalo 



nd retii 



ess. First he was clerk 



Tor Lemuel Wick, then starlivi (,ut Tor himself. 
.\Cter a lew yi^ars lie I'ailed, owino- to the perlidy 
■,d' his l.ookkeeper and elerk, and then he tnrned 
his inventive mind to llu^ invention ol' ore sej)- 
arators (^retorts) and erushino machines. Going 
■tu New Vork he interested capital in his enter- 
prise, and spoilt several years tiiere. Finally he 
was taken sick and died, OetoI.er lt», LSUl. 

Afrs. S,jnin^ still resides at, 87C;inirch street, 
where she an.l her hnshaml settled in ISH-i. 
They had thive sons: Charles A., Frank K. and 
Willie A. Charles married Miss Mattie Hell 
Cameron in 1S77, and has lonr children,— 
<'liarles U., Fred Kno;,.ne. Le(;rand K. and 
Katie; I'rank married .Miss Martha I). Lewis in 
IsT-i, and Ihey also hav,- Four children, - Leora 
A., Ivlith M.', Fii.-lla M. and Leroy Fraid<; 
Willie married, in 1SS4, Miss Mary \^iroinia Fra- 
zier, of North Candina, and has two chihlreii, 
— Loriiida F. .ami tMara A. The three sons 
are all eno-aoed in railroad work, and in politics 
llepnMicans. 

Mrs. S,|uire's mother, nrc Fannie Witherell, 
was a native (d' \'erm.>nt, and was taken hy her 
parents to New York in their removal to that 
State; and iMi's. Sqnii-e's father was on the first 
steamer that ever plied the waters of Lake Frie, 
when it was heaidied at Frie during a stm-m, 
about LslU or l.S2(), ami Mr. Scpi ire's father was 
a Methodist Fpis,',,pal minister, and di(-d al the 



J|()il\ (J. .I.\Mf;S, assistant freight ag, 
I of the Lake Shore .V Mi(diigan Sontln 
-J ilailroad Company, is a gentleman w 
liUH comi^ into proinin 



Ollicu of this n.ad t, 



apidly asarailr.iad 
kshipin llio fr. ighl 
isition he now vc 



cupies in less than one decmlo from tlie date of 
his entering the service of the company, and his 
heing an (dlicial of the great Lake Sliore system 
in his jireseiit, cajjacity speaks more for the char- 
acter of his service than any article written for 
the expi-ess purpose of descriliing that service in 
detail. It was m 1S7(; tli.il M r. dames' name 
was entere<l tui the pay roll as an employe of the 
Lake Shore ^l' Michigan Southern I^ailroad Com- 
pany. Two years" service as a freight clerk 
sutKced to warrant his promotion to the position 
of chief clerk in the general freight otHce, and 
in this capacity lie exhibited those characteristics 
which prompted the management of the road to 
make him assistant general freight agent seven 
years later. 

iMr. Jame5 is an active and infhu^iitial mem- 
ber of tlie following committees of the (Jentra) 
Tratlic Association, viz.; Uules and Uegiilatjons, 
Iron and Inm ^Linnl■actures, Oil TratKc, Uni- 
form r.ill of L.ading, llelathm with Western 
Koads, delation with Trunk Lines, Fustbonnd 
J'(n-centage iiasis and Ollh iai (Massilicatioij. 
This wilTindicate his standing in ijie railroad 
world more fully than we coiild .lo in general 
descriptnui and s'lafements. 

^^r. James was born in Leimont county, Ohio, 
December 'J 1, \Mi\. 11 is father, William dames, 
was a farmer, bm-n in the same State, but re- 
mo\'ed to liureaii county, Illinois, in 1852. 
'J'here he sj)ent the i-eimiiiider id' his life, dying 
in lSS-t,at seventy-si.\ years <if age. 

Mai'vland was the original A merican home of 
the Jamestvs. A remote ancestcn-of our subject 



rated to Pe 



d settled at Union- 



town, and fnun that jioiiit Charles James, the 
paternal grandfather of our subject, emigrated 
to()liio, settling in Tuscarawas c(mnty, where 
luMlicl. William, James m.arricd, in LSIJIt, Miss 
Fliza A. Ma-innis, adaiighlerof Daniel Magin- 
nis, lonnerly of Loudoun cotinly, Virginia. 
Seven of the eleven children born of this union 
are yet living, namely: Jai'ob, at Wyanet; 
Charles, at rrincelon; Alberl, at Ohio; Hiram, 

al M;ddon, and Mrs. Sai K'oum.r.or Ohio, - 

all in the Slate (d' Illinois; and .Mrs. Orrin W. 



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Zihble, of Ohitlif, Kansas, aiul tlic „f snl.ject 
tliis sketch. Twoof tliedewn.se.laro: llairi.-uri 
W., wli,. (lied at (llrnw.HHl Springs, C.lcra.l,,, 
ill IS'JO; an,! Wr>lry W,, wli,i (H.^fat Mcndota, 
lllincMs,rn,,ninj.M-i,.> m'civ,..l whilo an cn.pl.o c 
of the Chicafrn, liiii-linn;t,Hi .V (,)iiiii<T liailr.ia.l 
{•(.u.pa.iy. 'I'hr I u , , , .thcis ,lir,l in infancy. 

.lohn C. .lames ^ivw u], in the c.nntiy, em- 
ph.yed on liis falhe|-s farm, until the aj.^e of 
seventeen. The hreakino- out of the war nlFered 

o|ipoi-tniiity of f^'oing hevond tlie coniines of 
home, and he took ailvantaoe of tlie (.pportii- 
nity. Ilo etdisted in tlie Fifty-seventli Illinois 
V^oliintoer Infantry, Ooinpany 15, conimaniled 
hy Captain Van Steenherg, and was attached 
foi- service to the Army of the 'J'ennessee, par- 
ticipatiiio- in the l.attles of llie campaion from 
C;hatfanooga to Atlanta. After the fall of At- 
lanta he was en-aoed at the battle. d' Allatoona, 
( ieoroia, where he receiveil three wounds, oni; of 
which caused the amputation of his right foot 
and ended his niilitary service. Hi.. poMtion 
was ,,11 the right Hank of the skirmish line, 
which was driven hy a charge of f'rench-s Cou- 
lederat,. division, the llower of .lohnston's 
army, and fell w,.iiiide,l among the tents of the 
caiii|, of the .\inety-third 7llinois Infantry, 
where lie lay for three hours hetween two lines 
,d- l.attle, receiving three woun.ls and four addi- 
th.nal halls through his ch.thes, and ;i;!l hullet 
holes were found in the olticei's' tent into which 
h.,' had cr.iwled! He was contineil in h.ispitals 
in U,mie, (ieorgia, ( 'hat tanooga, and Nashville, 
Tennessee, an, I Cliicag,.. Illiimis, Keini; ,lis- 
charge,! fnnii service at the last named place in 
duly, ISli.-). 

Mr. dames next t uriicil his att,Miti,m t,, getting 
an educati,m. II,. passcl through the junhu- 
year in West,M-n l'ni,,n Cdh^g,- at I'ulton, llli- 
mn's, teaching- in th,' m,.:intini,. !,• secnr,. fuiuls 






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pi',lag,igicaj work in a sli 

his attention to alistract work and the exai 

of alis(ra,-ls for ('nj,alio-a .•ounly, Olii,,, li; 



returneil t,. this State in 1S70. He was iiiter- 
este.l als,i in the preparati,)n of an abstract of 
titl.'s f,,r Alh-heiiy county. IVnnsylvania. ami 
cmdm'tc,! (he business ab,mt live years when 
he l,),,k lip railroa.l work, as bebue stated. 

Mr. dames married, in May, 1S74, Annie K. 
niack, a daiight,.r of dohn ( ':. l;la,d;, an early 
s,.tthw in (M,:veland,an,l by ,„ampal i,,n a bui hier 

an-l ( tractor. The chihlren born tolMr. and 

Mrs. dames are: Lawrence W., in the einj)loy 
of the Lake Shore & Micliigan Southern liail- 
roai! (Jiimpany at Kansas ('ity, i\ris.~,)iiri ; l'>ank 
T.; Walter iM.; and William C. 



Yl\))H^I^fAM J. AKKRS, one of tlio pro- 
W^J prietors of the Forest City Hotel, 
"l "i (Jleveland, was boiTi in Lancashire, 
Kiigland, August 2, 1S45, and was an infant 
wluMi his parents emigrateil to America, settling 
ill ClevelamI, November 1, same year. His 
fatluM-, dohn Akcrs, was a civil engineer by pr,.- 
b.ssh.n, whiidi he bdlow,.,l tor years. After ar- 
ri\ iiig in this ,dty hi' tiiriu'd his attention to 
buil, ling, ami left many monuments of liis labors 
through, .ut Ohio, in tiie form of the best buihl- 
ings of the time, the old jail in Cleveland being 
one. As he was a man of ind. penilent means, 
be was pr(!pared to take ami fullill large con- 
tracts. In 18o7, however, he sulfercd financial 
ruin, conscipient up,iii the general panic of that 
year, and soon afterward, in the same year, he 
died, leaving a wife {n<ie Catherine C'Learie) 
and four chihlren, the latter being: William d., 
whose name iiitroilnees this sketidi: John M., 
proprietor of the Russell IL.ii.se at Alliance and 
also of the , lining hall at the Clevelami dejiot; 
Martha A.; ami Mrs. H. A. I'.ushea. Their 
niotluM- ,lie,l in Cleveland, in IHWd. 

.Mr. William d. Akeis was a la,l of tu.dve 
years when his father ,|ie,l, ami, Indng cmi- 
pcUclto b.. in,lustri,Hisat some employ. uent b.r 
the 8iip]iiu't (d' bis mother ami the rest ,>f the 
family, he ha, I litth' tini.' bn- s,di,„,ling or rec- 
reati.m. ll,,w,.v,'r, h,. na-,Mv,.,l ,.,insnl,Mable ai,l 
in bis .tmlies at intervals fr,Mn his nnither, a 



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lady (.r (Mlnciitiuu aii<l oviinul niltuiv. Am.i.io; 
his early cares was {W iMiildiii^ of the lirt's at 
the school huiMin^- he altci..le.l, fnr wliieli he 
received $S a nionth. lie al.u seeuivd an old 



h.^rse and u-a-oii and li 



., (hiis cannn- a little Mini wmili nienli.Mi- 
. Lal.T heuMahlcd a {.larr lirlii nd lllchmrli 
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very he^iunin^r ]„. was detmnined to build a 
fortune,' and therefore bent all his energies in 
that direction. As hotel \v,u-k seenie.l best 
a.lapted to his tastes, he apiilied himself to that, 
and he has owned and niaiiao,.! various hotels 
and eatin- hou.-e.-,, as the Ch veland Depot eat- 
inoh.Mi.e, l:iis>ell llou-,. at Alliance, the Con- 
tiiRuilal and Ciib.-.ni ll.itelsat Crestline, Ohio, 
and the -liniiio ear. ..ver the I'.ee Line system. 
In smne of the above he was assweialed w'llh his 
brother. 

ill ISSI) ho formed a partnership with S. T. 
Paine, forineidy for years clerk of the Forest 
City ]Iot(d. They lua.sed this house, which they 
have ever since conducted; remodeled it, and 
are now I'linnino- the in.stitiition accordiiiir to 
all the demands of the times, which they know 
well how to do. 

It will be interestino to notice in bri.d' 

early as 1S17 the oround was soM tor fifty 
cents; in 1S93 an offer of !?75U,000 was refused 
for it! The first hotel on this site was the 
Cleveland Hotel, built in ]S25; in ISi!) the 
name was chanoed to Ihinham Ifoiise, and in 
1S5S to Uiissell's Forest City ILnise; in LSCS 
the name Russell was droppeil, and e\er since 
then no change has been made:. Din-ino; the 
Slimmer (d' lSLi;5 .Messrs. Akersand i'aine'cui^ 
dueled the Kureka Sprinos Hotel, cuic of the 
favorite resorls of the Keystone State. 

In beiu'voleut work Mr. Akers has been one 

Cleveland. When the Chira-o liiv sullVrers 
were in their o-reatest need (d'lielp, he was secre- 



tary of the relief committee and a meiiibor of 
the executive committee foi- the Michioan lire 
suifei-ers the same season; was ch.ainiian of the 
Ohio river Hood relief eonimitt,.e; member (,f 

(he relief c.,i iltce b.r lln' sulferers (d' the 

dohnslown Hood; (diairinau <d' llu: relief com. 
millee fur 111,' siillerers from Ihc Oil Cily |1,i,hI 
an 1 lire. This li.-t is a record id' laboV, ami 
many sleepless nmhts has .Mr. Akers had dnrino; 
the past ten years in connection with the ]5etli(d 
Associated Charities, hein^r a member of the 
executive committee and of the Hoard of Man- 
aoers of liethel Union. 

Two of the most sati.-faclory iindertal<in;,'s 
with which .Mr. Akers has been connected were 
tin; ere.-thui of the .Ma.ouic Temple at Cleve- 
land and the .Ma,-onic Home in Sprinoli,.],). this 
State, (d' both of which he is a trir-tc".. lie is 
a thirty-third-deo-ree Mason: ha. been Coni- 
mander-iii-(diief of Scotti-h Ma-oiiry for north- 
ern Ohio. He has served in all 1 h e ollice. lif 
the (irand Lodge cd' .Masons exceptin.r that of 



Master of the (irand Lodoe,— wl 



.^ed, fiy 



the way, was tendered him. initiated into 
Masonry in 18GN, he receiveil the thirty-third 
degree in lSS(j, in which 3-ear he was also 
appointed reprc-entative to the (irand Lodge of 
Kentucdvy. M.u'e locally, he ha- b)r three .years 
been president of the Cleveland .Masonic Club; 



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le has been ji 



Cleveland 



dent of the C 



land Hotel- Jveepers' Association ever since its 
organization. In 18'J1 he was elected vice-pres- 
ident of the National Hotel Keepers' Associ- 
ation. Politically he is a prominent Republican. 
For four years he was a member of the lioard of 
J^lucation, for si.x years a member of the Li- 
brary Hoard, and two years a member of the 
Poard of Control of theTIoufcof Correction; 
ati.l he is .to,d<h(dder in a number of business 

In iS',13 he was unauiniou.ly in)iniuated (by 
acclamation) ,at the Republican Convention as 
their candiilate for MayiU'of Clevtdand, but was 
defeated in the idection bv a small number of 



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Jamiary 2, 1883, is the date oi' Mr. Akers' 
iii<uTino;u to Mi... M-AU,\ .Millrr of New Yoik 
city, who is :i incnilicr oi' tlic Duri-as >Socifl,y 
iiiul a uK'lubcr ol' tlio Jl-ni,! uf iMa.ia-ers ol' tlie 
Oi.l J'eoplu's JInmc of ClrvclanJ, aii'.l is activ^. 
in all benevolent nioveuients. 'I'lieir ix'sideiico 
is at ;iS4 Lake street. 



LI.IAM JIOYT, (iiie (.f the fainili 



a/' tiirures eunnccted \vi 



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depaitniei.t uf the Lake 8hore & llicli- 
igan Southern Kailroa.i, iii.t Kei^an in the servieo 
of this line when it was operated west of Cleve- 
land as the Cleveland .^ Toledo Railroad. Tlis 
lii'st day's work was completed on the evening 
of November 5, 1S55, as a biakenian under 
Conductor Simon "Woodbury, the lirst (jii the 
division. About fifteen months afterward iMr. 
lloyt was capable of runniiio- the train, and he 
was i;iven charjj;e of ii freight crew over the same 
division. In 1SG8 be received his iinal promo- 
tion, and tweiity-li\e years ha\e now ]iassed 

miles he has J)a^^ed (nvr in the.-e thirty-eight 
\.ars w.,uM nni up int., the millions, and the 
number of pa.M'iigers he has carried would 
almost e.pial the po|)ulation of the whole United 
States. 

Mr. Iloyt was boi'u in A.ldison, A'ew York, 
June 8, 18;Jd, and soon aflerNvard his parents 
moved to Onondaga county, same State, where 
be grew np. His father, Xatban C. Iloyt, was 
a native of Connecticut, horn m^ar liidgefield, 
tbiit State, and moved to Xrw York State at 
tbe tigB of nineteen years, lie learned the trade 
ofcabinet-making at Auburn, that State, and bd- 
lowed it as a mean, of livelihood in 8uhsei|nent 
year... He came to Ohio in 1852, and died in 
Elyria, this State, in 1882, aged seventy years. 
For his wife he married Miss Harriet Iloyt, — 
no relation traceable, but remotely of the same 
stock probably, as lier ancestors were also Con- 
necticut |ieople. She did in lS'.i;J, ;,t tli(( age 
(,f eighty bun-years. Their cliildrtn wrre: WiH- 
iam; Xalhaii (',.. -Jr., of Wrllim^hm, I »l,l.,; 



Hannah J., who married James I'enfield, of 
Klyria; Mary K., wife of T. V,. i'rentiss, a lies- 
ton printer; an.l Henry, a con.luetor on tlie 
Atehi.on, Tupcka .V: Santa Fe Kailn.ad in 
Kansas. 

William Iloyt worked with his father four 
yeais before c(nriing wt.bt, but did not tui-n his 
attention in the diivctioii of his trade on reach- 
ing the new W'e.ti'rn c(iunti'y. January li, J85S, 
he married, in (Jlcvcdaud, Miss Harriet, a 
daughter of Sh.Tidan Uid.erts, of Warren, ( )hio, 
who has two living children, tlie other being 
-^laryA., the wite (d' ^1'. .M. Knight, of Cleve- 
land. Mr. an.l Mis. floyt's diil.lren are: 
William, Jr., a baggageman on the Lake Shore 
•k Michigan Southern liailroad, who mairied 
Mary White; Lillian and Ida,— botb unmarried. 

Mr. Iloyt is a Master ]\[ason of Cleveland 
City Lo.lge. 



D,R. FRANK W. SO^fERS, a young ami 
j promising physician, with an ottice at 
^ ID-lo Lorain street, We,.t Clevelan.l, was 
boi-n January 25, ISiVA, at Chardon, Ceauga 
.•ounty, Ohi.,. His father, Lyman Somer.., was 
born in New ^'ork State and removed to Ohio 
ab.jut 1840, and is now a resident of Cliardon. 
Di-. Sumers obtained a preliminary education 

gaged in school-teaidiing bu' four years, and 
then began the study of medudne in "the Cleve- 
land Medical C.dlege, fn.in which institution 
he holds a diploma, and after receiving a diplo- 
ma from the Huron Street Hospital (Jnstitufe), 
he entered upon the practice of his ])rofession. 
AVhile in college be was on the dispensary staff 
an.l also took charge of the cliniqne. In one 
month be treated 101 cases. In his individual 

a member of tbe Canal Dunham :\[edical Asso- 
ciation, and is otherwise prominently associated 

In March 



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Le is a con^uivative man, Iteiiig a Repuljlican; 


K. Watson, who bore him two sons: Geortfe W., 


jet he is a \-eij- wariii friend of tiie cause of 


who li\es ill ?iLidison, Lake county, Ohio; and 


temperance ami lias embraced a very considora- 


Abner llelon, who resides at AVicklitfo, on a 


hle portion of (he ].riiieiplus of llic Proliihitioii 


part of the old liome>tead. She was a very 


liarly. 


eslim.ible woman, of g 1 family, aii.l made b>r 


. 


him a happy honu- during the remainder of his 
life. She .bed in Willoiiuhby in llie year 1875. 




j.everell Tarbell, the subject of this sliclch, is 


f l':Vi' Ul'lTI' TAIir.KlJ. was born at Ciia- 


one of Ihrce children by llio lirst marriage of 


1 li grin, Cnyalio^a county, Ohio, now Wiil- 


Abner C. ami Lucy 1'. Tarbell. The eldest. 


■=A1 ouohby. Lake county, November 27, INlll. 


i)v. S. U. Tarbell, n'ow deceased, was one of the 


ilis father. Colonel Abner Chapman Tarbell, was 


most prominent and sma'cssful phybicians of 


born in Colchester, New Lonilon county, Cou- 


(Jnyahoga county. He died September 'J, LS77, 


necticut, Aii-iist -t, 17'Jl, and died January a. 


lea\ing a widow, but no children. Lncynlhia 


iSlj'.l, aged scveiity-se\en years, on the farm on 


Jones Tarbell, unmarried, i-esides at "AVilloughby, 


which he located on comiii- to AViUouohby in 


Ohio. 


1S17, and which is injw owned and occupied 1)Y 


'idie subject of this sketch \\-as a diligent 


Frank llockeb-llcr, -•• Lakeland." Hefore leav- 


])nj)il in the common schools uf his nati\-e 


ing New England he learned the tanning, har- 


t(j\\n, and siibseipiently extended his education 


ness-making; and shoeinakiiig trades, which 


at the select school at Willoughby, at the 


were of inestiinablo value to him during the 


Westein Keserve Teachers' Seminary at Jvirt- 


lirst years of his life in Ohio. 


laiid, Ohio,- -Asa 1). Lord, princijKil,— also at 


To illustrate the condition of this part of 


the Bacon Academy, Cohdiester, Connecticut. 


Ohio at the lime of its settlement, it must be 


In the winter of 1837-"3S, he taught in Kiit- 


said that he needed chains to haul the timber 


laiid, Lake county: in the winter of 183S-'31)in 


together to be burned, and a kettle in which t.i 


South Willoughby. In the fall ..f 18311 he 


cook food. 'J'o obtain these articles Mr. 'i'ar- 


went to (^>naker Springs, Saratoga county. New 


bell went to Cleveland, fourti-eii miles away, on 


^'ork, ill which place he taught a five months' 


horseback, and bought a bar of ircui, whi.di he 


t(;nn of school. In the spring of 18-10 he 


took home uptui the hor^e, and from which a 


went to Colchester, Connecticut, worked on a 


slK.rt-linked chain was forged by a blackMiiith 


faun during the summer, and in the autumn 


named Titus. This chain i.-, now in the pi.wses- 


entered Uacmi Academy as a student. On 


sidii of one (d' his dl^-^celldan ts. On another 


leaving the academy he went to Oxford, Che- 


trip he purchased an iron kettle and carried it 


nango ciinnty, New York, u here during the win- 


to his home in the same manner. 


ter of 184:()-'-ll he taught a term of school. In 


In jiolitics he was (iriginally a Whig, and 


the spring of IStl he retui-ned to Ohio, took a 


subsequently a stanch Kepublican. 


term of school at Kirtland, and during the 


In iSlG he was married to Lucy Parks Jones, 


winter of lS-ll-'-12 taught a term of school 


a daughter of A^a Joints, who served as a soldier 


in the John Doan district in Euclid township.' 


thiough the lievolntionai-y war, including the 


During the interim between the spring of 1842 


campaign which ended at Valley Forge. !She 


and the fall of 1S47 he alternated between Ohio 


was a typical New Fngland woman, well edu- 


and Chicigo, Illinois, teaching school in Old.. 


cated for the time.-,, but thoroughly (hniuv-lic in 


tliii'e winter terms, one in ^Villollghby village. 


her habit.-, and tastes. She pas>ed away Octo- 


two at •■ Do.-in's Corners," now a part of Clevi'- 


ber -i, lS:i(;, respected by all who knew her. 


laiid, and eiigage(| in real estate and mercantile 


In Ibe spring of 1 Mis h.' nrirried Mi s M;iry 


buMiie,s in Chi.'iig.i. 



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TarlH'll,wlinwusl,HMtr.llli.Tc. i'in.liiii^rannpcii- 
ing as clerk th:it pleiL-iMlhini in M'at-.Mi l.Om.y's 
genera] luereliMndis,.' :^tur.^ Iw siMit his Ihm'.m' 
l.iu'k to WilloiiuliUy an.l wcnl In work. 

Aftei- iTiiiaiiiiiiH' in I lie store l',,nrteen iiioiitlis 
lie entered n|.(,n llic study of nHMlicdiui with his 

hrnther. 'I'lii- he rmuhl" \n uilining lur <.nr 

of his slirring dispo.-itinn, and on tla. Dth of 
Kehruary, 1S4'J, he hounht a stoek of drugs, 
groceries and provisions, and entered upon a 
mercantile career lor himself. He followed this 
hnsines.s successfully for twenty-five years, 
toi.^ether with dcalint^^ in real cstat(', serving the 
Covcriuncnl as I'o.^tniastei' for two terms, the 
village government as cor].oral ion Clerk for 



terms, ai 



d tho people of n.MJf 



township as Justice of the Peace until he re- 
fusel to serve longer. lie was the lirst Notary 
I'ulilic appointed l.y thr gov,.rn,ir of Oldo in 
liedf.u'd, and still holds a conunission from 
(.ovcrn.u- McKinley. 

may be mentioned the fact tint he cut and laid 
the first flagstone walk, which proves to be ex- 
actly on the grade since established by tlio cor- 
])(UTition engineer. lie also placed the first 
cni-bing and sold the first barrel of kerosene, 
with lamp-; in which to burn the same. 

He is still actively engn-ed in caring for his 
own family and j)roperty, and in advancing the 
interests of the community in which he lives. 

On December 7, Isol), Mi\ Tai'bell was mar- 
ried, by Rev. li. Nutting, Jr., at Ravenna, Ohio, 
to ]\[ary Helen, daughter of John and Marilla 
Holt Tinker, who were oi'iginally from New 
England. Mrs. Tarbell is~a lady eminently 
domestic in hei- tastes and haliits,aiul yet is act- 



furtlierin- the best 



pie among whom she resides, and is e.^peeially 
zealous in tht- cause of temperanc. She was 
born in the Stat(^ of New York, May ^iri, ls;.:<l, 
and came (o Ohio whim live years of aoe. She 



traces her ancestry back to the Mayllower. 
Three children uere bo, n lo lhem,-tw., sons 
and one ditu-hter: Linn i'arks was horn Sep- 
tember -21, Isol, in JV'dfoni. married to S. 
Jennie, danghler of John N. and Mary Hoy, of 
(Jev.'land, Xovendier, 1S7'.I. and they have two 
children (Jean an. I iloy Shehbm), and resides 
and is .m-aged in business in Cleveland; May, 
widow of (iro\e (i. Cannon, was born in JJed- 
ford, October 15, ISoN; ami John Dwiglit, born 
July 20, l.S(i5, acivil eu.uineer by profession. 
Ilci was educated in Ik'dfoi'd, als(j at the Sidiool 
for Civil ]<]ngineering and the (Jase Scliool of 
Applied Science in Cleveland. As a business 
man, },\v. Tarbell is careful, n,ethodic ,1 and 
e.xact, irivin- to each his due, and n-ipiiring the 
same in I'eturn. As a citizen he ii public- 
spirited, and true to what In^ believes to be for 
the best interests of the jieople at laig'e. As a 
friend he sticks closer than a brother. As a 
politician he is far-seeing, saying little, but do- 
in- mmdi, and often represents his l,aliwi.di in 
Kepulilican conventions. As a public oliicer 
h,i knew his duty and di.l it f.'arks.ly. His 
aim through a h.ng and successful life has 
been to (hrunto otliers as he would that they 
should do unto him. 



PIIOJIAS S. DUNLAP, attorney-at-law, 
filJU Society of Savings, Cleveland, is a 

11 native for the Euckeye State, l>orn at 
Wooster, July 28, 1S(j7. His father, 
Silas G. Dunlap, was a minister of the Pi'esby- 
terian Chnr<di. For some time prior to his 
death in 1S7() he devoted his energies to socur- 
ino funds for the founding of Wooster Univer- 
sity, with which institution he was connected 
when he was approached l,y the Pale Visitant. 
He was a native of Ohio, of Scotch-Irish ance- 
try. TiKuuas S. gi-ew to maturity near the 
],lace of his birth. lie attended the common 
schools until lu. lud mastered the elementary 
br.'undie-, .aiiil then cmlered the Hniv.T-ily o'f 
Wooster, al which he wa, or.adualed in iSS?. 



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]]is profession was yi.'t to lie iiiastt>reJ. Uiider 
the guidance of S. N. Coe lie began to read law, 
and at'terwartl spent one year as a student in the 
law .lepaitnient of the uHiversity of Jlicdiigan. 
In IMK) he came tci Cleveland, where he has 
iieen ;^i\inir his attention to jreneral jiractice. 
I'dsscssiiig iimre than urdinai-y al)ility, ainhitions 
and eneri^'etic, it is safe to predict for him a 
sueecs>fnl future. 

In politics Mr. Dunlap oi\es his allen;iance 
to the Denidcralic j.arty. lie is a member of 
the lleta Theta I'i fralernity. 



T| F. M^'l'JiS, conductur on the Valh^y 
trW ';-l'<-'' -^^^ '""■" i" All-'KlKMiy, I'enn'. 
Vr ..ylvania, .Xovcmber 27, 1S47, a sun of .1. 
C. Myers. The h'llfcr was luu'ii in Ilauover, 
(iermany, in ISl:!. |„ ISHT he came to the 
United Stales, and, nnt being able to hire his 
jiassage, walked fi'oni llaltimnre to l*ittsb\iri,r, 
and cast his bn'tuiies with A 11-glieny City. He 
was a zealous wurker, and his' mer'caiiti'le ven- 
ture, in which he en-aged in early life, yielded 
him gootl returns. lie is now retired from 
acti\-(^ business, in tlie enjoynuMit of a suiall 
fortune, and in the midst of h'is lifedung neigh- 
bors and friends. Mr. .Myers celebrated his 
golden wed. ling April 18, 1893. He was mar- 
ried to Margaret Schodde, a native of ( u'riuany, 
an.l they had live children: J. A., a retired 
farmer of Londonville, Ohio; J. K.,our sid.ject; 
Car(dii:e, wife of J. 1). Simen, a shoe dealer of 
Alkighuiiy, Pennsylvunia; Margaret, wife of I'\ 
W. liassolnian, also of that e.ity; and AV'^illiain 
II., a traveling salesman tif Pittsburg. 

J. V. Myers, the subject of this sketch, re- 
cei\'ed a liberal educatimi in his native city, 
whei-e he iiccame an eflicient accountant, having 
prepared himself tor that special work while a 
stuiU'ut at the In.n City llusiness C, .liege, lie 
devol(;d aln.ut iiltcen years <d' his lit'.; to that 
work, having hllcd responsible posithius with 



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In ll 



.r ISTo Mr. Myrs laid aside his w( 



profession, and took a more fietive outdotu' work. 
He secured the position of brakeman on the 
Allegheny Valley Railroad, three mouths after- 
ward was pi'omote<l to yard clerk, serving in 
that capacity three years, in the following year 
was made assistant yard master at Pittsburg, 
remaining in that jiosition thri'e and a h df 
years, and for the following four yeai's was em- 
ployed as freight conductor on the Paltinujre I'c 
Ohio Uailroad. During the ne\t thrc^e years 
Mr. ]\[yers was engaged in farming operations 
in Beaver county, Pennsylvania. lie resumed 
railroa<ling in 18S9, ami has since served as 
conductor on the Valley Railroad. In hissocial 
relations he is a member of the O. K. C , <>{ 
which be scrve.l as .hum, I' CmdiU'.tor one term. 
Sept.-mber 14, 1S71, Mr. Myers was united 
in marriage with Caroline .M . Schutte, u ho>e 
father, I lenry Schut te, was a native of (iermany. 
After ctuning (o this country, he becanu; a gro- 
cer of Allegheny, Pennsylva'uia. .Mr. and .Mrs. 
iSIyers have two chililren,-- -lienjauiiu, chiel lull 
(derk for the lirm of Strong, Cobb .V Compui\ ; 
and Stella D., a .Ire.ssmaker. 



QKoPtiP L. (,)[TAVLK, manager of the 
/ Ship Ownei-s' Dry Docks in Cleveland, 
was born in this city in 1S42. His father 
' was Thumis <,)uayle, a long-time and 
well known resident of Cleveland. 

Mr. (>uayle wasiducated in the public schools 
here, learned the cai-penter's trade ami also ship- 
buihliiig. During the progress of the Civil war 
he sjxuit <uie year in the marine service of the 
United States, his work being the construction 
of con\oys u|ion the Mississijjpi i-iver. After 
the close of this one year's service ho returned to 
Cleveland and became associated with his father 
and two brotbei-s under the firm iiam(^ of 
Thmnas (^niyl.' .V Sons, ^hipbnilders. In this 
business he was actively engaged until ISDl, 
when the lirm discontinued business. .Mr. 
(,»uayle then accepted the po.iliou Im' no v mis- 
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ol' the yiii[) Owners' Ih-y J'ocks (Vniipany, a 
stockliolder as well ns director in tlie Wil'son 
Transit ('omi)any ol' (;ievchin.l, an.! a diiTctor 
in tlic OarlicM Savings l;;,nk, Ka^t Olovclaud. 
'I'liese bnsiness i-eiaticms (if Mr. (Jiiayle ar? 
pointed out as evidence of the iinpoi'tanee of liis 
work as a hiisiness man, and as sncli he ranl;s as 
a siK-ec^ssfid tiian. i''sp(^cially has he been vt-iy 
sneeessfiil in the hnsiiiess of sliipliiiilding. in 
which lie lias heen engMfred almost conti?nionsly 
since his early boyhood. His loiii^ experience, 
to^ethei- \vith his mechanical genius, ])laees him 
among the most aide shipbuilders of Cleveland, 
which justly boasts of its many lai-ge and suc- 
cessful shi|)builders. 

Mr. Quayle resiiU^s in East Clevelan.l. lie is 
now President of l!(iar.l of Trustees of this 
hairilet, and this jjiiblic position is some evi- 
dence of the esteem and cimtidence in which he 
is lield by his fellow citizens. lU. (Juayle is 
alive to the interests of Cleveland and its Mib- 
ui-ban towns, lie is a member of the Cleveland 
Chamber of Commerce. For years he has been 
a member of the Miismiic order, being a Scot- 
tish-rite Mason and belonging to the Mystic 
Shrine. 

Mr. Quayle was married in Cleveland, in 
1S70, to Miss Winifred Johnson, of Pittsburg. 
The home of Mi', and Mi-s. (^)uayle has lu^en 
blessed by the birth of three children, -(ieiirge 



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QEOlKiK 11. OLMSTKl), one of the lead- 
, ing insuran^'c nuMi of Cleveland, has been 
I a ie.-id.'ut ,,f this city since 1807, coming 
■^ liere as the reju-esentative of the Atlantic 
Life Insurance (!nmpanyof Albany, New York, 
with which comjiany Im was a.ssociated foi- ten 
years, uidil they retired from buMuess. Dur- 
ing the last two years of that time he wassuiier- 



intendent o 
(Janada. F, 
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i;it time he 
le Unite.l Sta 
after this he I 

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Company of New York; and lie i-osigned this to 
take a half interest in the lii-e insurance agency 
of S. S. Coe, with wdiom he was associated until 
his death, which occurred in 1'6'6'i. 'J'he busi- 
ness was continue<l under the same name, ('oe 
itClmsted, until the death of Mrs. C,)e in 1S8!), 
wiien Mr. Olmsted succeeded to theenlin^ buM 



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iV. Com])any was fonne.l in HSD and also the 
firm of Olmsted IJrotbcrs (Ccrj^e II. and O. 
N.), who had taken the Slate agency for Ohio j- 
and Indiana, fm- the National Life Insurance 
Company of Vermont, ami they aiv doing double 
the volume of business that was being done by 
the company in the ILiited States at the time 
when they first took charge td' tbe,e two States, 
(ieorge II. Olmsted 6c Company <h. a fire and 
plate glass ii:surance business, being general 
agents for northern Ohi.i for the Metr,.|Mdiran 
I'late-Class I nsnrance C(Hn]iany. The lirm .d' 
Olmsted Lrothers re]iresent aLo the Standard 
Accident Insurance Com(iany. They are located 
in theAtwater building, at the loot of SupiM-ioi' 
street. 

The gentleman whose naiiu! heads this sketch 
has been treasurer of the Natiomd Safe and 
J.ock Ctimpany e\ei- since the organization was 
a year old. lie is also one <.f the .lirectors of 
the Woodland Avenue Savings and Loan Com- 
j,any, and director of the Cle\eland Trunk 
Con.pany. 

Jleisa mitive of Lagrange, Lorain county, 
Ohio, born September 2L 1 8-L3, the son of 
Jonathan and Harriet (Sheldon) Olmsted; was 
reared and ediu'ated in that county, excepting 
that hetooka,ourseinthe Kastman ItusiiU'ssCc,!- 
lege at l'ougld<eepsie, New York. For about 
three years lie tiiught school. He kept hooks and 
clerktid in a store for a year at (irafton, Ohio, 
and then took an agency for a door-bell, which 
ho introduced in Michigan aiul \Vi8consin, ami 
in thespi-ingof 18(i7 openeil out in the insur- 
ance business. lie is now a member of the 
I'.oard of Fire I f nderwriters; also a nuMnber .d' 
the (M.amber of Connnerce and id' I be Young 
Men':. Chiislian Ass.Mdal ion. 



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GUTAdOIIA COUNTY. 



lie WMS inaniiMl in Sayl.rook, Ohio, in 1872, 
to Alits I'^lia Kclley, and tliey have two c-liil- 
(Iren, — Gi'ace and Howard. Mr. anil Mis. 
Olmsted are nirnibers of the Wilson Avenue 
liaptist Chiireh, in wiiieh he i,^ a Deacon., lie 
resi.les on W ils.m avenue. 

Mr, OlnistiMl's parents made Cleveland their 
Innne for a numher of jcars, e.nninn; here in 
l.S7:J. His father, who had lieen a farmer, died 
in iS77, at the u^e of sixty-ei-ht years. 



AUDIS Kl)(!KIiT()^^ one of the rep 
re^entative citizens of his locality, \va; 



)n his j. resent 



Koyalt, 



township, June S, IS;!'.), a son of Sardis Kduer- 
ton, Si-. The latter wad hui'U in Holly town- 
ship, Franklin county, Massaclnisetts, January 
1-1, 1N(»S, and his CatiuM-, K/.ekiel Edo-erton, was 
a native of llarthu'd, Connecticut, of Kurdish 
I'xtraction. Sardis Edoei'ton was a scythe-snath- 
niaker hy tra.le. In the fall of lS81, with a 
Imr.^e and wagon, he joined his hrother in 
lireudvsville toun.-hip, ('uyahoga county, Ohio, 
where he follout'ii his ti'ade for a time. After 
his marriage he located on the farm where our 
subject now i-esides, which he l)onij;lit in thi'ee 
purchases, and at that time the connti-y was 
iniiabited by wihl aniimds. Mr. Edgerton 
located on the j.oi-tion of the farm where he in 
1S55 erected the present, 8ub,s|;uitial brick res- 
idence. In ])olilical inaftei's, he was lii'st a 
Whig, afterward became a stanch Kepnblican, 
and for a nunjlier n\ yeai-s served as Township 
Tiuistee. 

He was mai-ried in Newburo-, Cnyahotfa 
county, March IS, hS8l, t,> Knieline Inohram, 
a native of New York. They had the b.llowini,' 
children: James, of Cleveland, Ohio; Kliza, 
decease<i at tin; age of two yeai's; Sardis, t)ur 
subject; Ann Kliza, wife of Oliver Ellsworth, of 
Hinckley, Afedina county, Oliio; Sylvia, now 
Mrs. Morris K'emp, of Herea, this c.uinty; Ada- 
line, wife of Henry Akins, of i;oyall,,n;' Maria, 
wife of J(Jin Saii.|)son; iMnma, a resident of 



Cleveland; and Uiioda, wife of (ieorge Wood, 
of Ashtabula, Ohio. Mr. Edgortou survived 
until April 6, 1890, his wife having died April 
2(i, 1885, and they were buried at lioyalton 
Center. They celebrated their liftieth anniver- 
sary March 18, 1881. 

Si.rdis iMl-erton, the subject of this sketch, 
was n-ared as a fanner boy, but at the a-e of 
twenty-three years began learning the brick- 



1 plast. 



.>lh)wed 



about twelve yeai-s. After hi> marriage he I't^ 
sided with his parents two years; afterward 
located a short distance east of' their home, but 
on the same farm, where he remained se\enteen 
years; and since May, 1882, has resided at the 
old homestead. In his political relations, Mr. 
Edgerton is a stamdi Ue|)ublican, his first 
j)residential vote having been cast b»r A. Lin- 
coln, ami has held the" position <d' Township 
Trustee. 

Se|,tember 11, 1S(;2, our subject was united 
in marriage with Mer.-y M. Akins, who was 
born in Euclid township, this county, October 
2'J, 18-12, a daughter of Henry and Mercy 
Akins. To this union have been born thrie 
children: Kosella E., deceased at the age of two 
years; AVillis S., a farmer of Royalton township; 
and Carlos U., at home. Mr. and Mrs. Edger- 
ton are members of the Methodist Churcii at 
Koyalton Center. .,„ 



1( 1;EL fish, a prominent f.rmerof I'.rook- 
i\ lyn township, is a native of the same 



jf\ township, born February S, 18;i2. Hi 
'' father, Esquire Jonathan Fish, was born 

December 5, 1787, in New London county, 
Ccumecticiit, where he was brought up, ami he 
came to Cuyahoga county in 1817, settling in 
Brooklyn township, aiul purchasing and locating 
upon a farm where the subject of this sketch 
now I'esides. This place at that time was of 
course a dense wilderness of woods. linilding 
a log hous<, Mr. Fish proceeded to occujiy it ami 
impr.jve the land until hi« death, |''obruary 10, 






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CUYAIKKfA 00VNT7. 



ISTO, in liis ei<i;lily-.<eeoii(l yejir. IIo was ii 


Superintendent of the Sunday-sclmol, etc. IKi 


prominent man, liavino- been a ca|)taiu of mili- 


and his wife are members of the OKI Settlers' 


tia in Connecticut, an<l in this comity Justice 


Association, and among the prominent people 


of tiio Peace many ycais, ami ua.s known on 


of the county. Tlic^y have two children: Jessie, 


that account as ■• I':,s(|uiio" l''i>,li. lie was al^o- 


the wife of (ie.nge'Cook, of lirocJilvn village. 


a truslcuof the township here, lakino pait in 1 he 


and Sheridan 1'., 'of South Krooklyn." 


very lirst town meeting, and allerwai'd was 




Assessor, etc., of the towiisiii|i. In iiis politics 








he was a Whio ami Kcpiil.lican. (ieorKo JMsJi, 




father of .loiialhaii, was a nalivc of Connecticut, 


If 


FN'PV M. FO VLf:i;, a ...Ihy rili/.en 


of iMiH-lish ancestry. 'i'he molher of Mr. Ahel 


i— 


of Cuyahoga county, was b,.rn in Can- 


fish, whose name hi'lore mari'iaire was Sarah 


1 


lield, Ohio, Septem'bcM- 2'J, 1830. His 


11. '\'ouny;, was born in East lladdain, Connect- 


"*> lather. Dr. C. K. Fowler, was born in 


icut, and came to ("uyahoi:a i-ounty in iNiy, 


Danbury, Conneitticiit, in October, 1802; and 


and died here 1 VM-umbeV 1 1, 1S!I;!, in her eif/hty- 


his mothei-, whose name bid'ore marriage was 


second year. Ilei- fatluM', Ansel Voiino;, was 


Mary Holland, was born in Anmipolis,"Mary- 


also a native of the - Land of Steady Habits," 


land, in 1812. and Ijoth were among the early 


and supposed to have been of iMi^dish ancesti'y. 


settlers of ^[alioning county. 


]\[r. Joiuitlian l''ish and wife were mari-ied in 


^Fr. H. ]\r. I'^owler received an academic 


I'rooklyn township, and bccanu' the parents of 


education, and after arriving at the age of fif- 


two sons and one dau^litei-, namely: AIh'I, 


teen years liecame an appi-entice at the printing 


whose name heads this sketch; Jelfei'son ; ami 


business, in the oIli.H^ of the Mahoning Index, 


Maria 1!., the wife of James Jirainerd. 


the first newspaper published in (Jantield. 


Mr. Abel Fish was reared on his fathei-'s 


After working three years there the ollice was 


farm, his iiativt. place. December 28, 1,S,-,.S, he 


destroyed by lire in LSuO. He then completed 


mari'ied Kmeline .M. I'.rainerd, dauizhler of 


his apprenticeshiji in Cleveland, in the otKces 


Willard and Harriet I'.rainerd and a native of 


of the Herald ami Dlaindealer. He was em- 


Jjiooklyn township. .Vfter his marriaij;e .Mr. 


ployed .as a ■'jour." jirinter in a number of 


l''ish located upon the old homestead, whei-e he 


olhces, in Cleveland, Chicago, Kankakee, I'itts- 


still lives, prosecutino; agricultural pursuits in 


Inirg, Gallon, Ashtabula, Chardon, etc., the 


general, and also conducting a dairy. He has 


rates those days being as low as 20 to 25 cents 


forty-four acres of tine land, which is situated 


per thousand ems for composition on daily pa- 


in the outskirts of the city of Cleveland. In his 


jiers, the compositor making on an average 


])olitical sympathies he is an ardent Republican. 


about S8 to !?10 d week. 


He has been Township Trustee, a member of 


In 187;S-'74 he printed the Xews and Herald 


the Council of South ISiooklyn and Super\isor 


in (lanfield for A. W. Erownlee, who owned the 


of Tublic Highways. Ho has been a member 


otKce. 


(if(!len L.idge, Xo. 203,1.0.0. K., since 1855, 


In 1858 ho married Miss Martha F. Nib- 


and of Brooklyn Post, No. cJHS.C. A. K. Dur- 


lock, of Sal.'.m, Ohio, an.l by this marriage 


ing the war ho served under the three-months 


there were four sons and four daughters: of 


call, under Ceneral Hurnett, and al.■^o served 


these a son ami a daughter have died, one (juito 


three nnjuths in the Kighth Indepen.hmt liat- 


young an<l the other at the age of thirtetui 


tery, at Johns,, u's island; also tlove months with 


yeai-s. C. {]. Fowhu-, the eldest, son, is now 


the same battery on detached duty in Cleveland. 


editor of the Canlield Dispatch; John U., the 


lie is a member of the Methodist I'lpi.scopal 


next son, is a practical printer, working witii 


Church, zealous and consistent, and has bi-cn 


his f 


ither; J''rank W., the third son, is pro- 



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CUYAHOGA COUNTY. 



■181 



jiri'-idi- of ilie biib^iness colK-ge at East Liver- 
pool, this State; and two daniiliten?, Besrio and 
Kertie, are unmarried and live at lioine. 

In the year 1877 IMr. Fowler, our sniijeet, 
stai'tcd tlie Mahoning Dispatoli, an inde]iendent 
new?]iaper, which lias been running very siic- 

hition bring ,,ver :i,0()() eopirs weekly, and is 
largely supjiorted by the laiiiiing eoinniiinity. 
At "the eoniniencenieiit of the late war Mr. 
K.iwler enli-^te.l in the Srcond (>lii,. Caviilry as 
a privaU', and al'tci- sening his eonntry until 
Septenibei- 11, 1S()."), was mustered out, at Men- 
ton ISarraeks, Mis-ouri. lie was engaged in 
many battles during hi^ service, as Winchester, 
Sheridan's I'aid in \'irginia, I'each Tree Creek 
(Georgia), Sheridan in the Shenandoah valley, 
Fisher's Hill, Cedar oreek, AVilderuess, Sheri- 
dan and Custer vaid in Virginia, Bottom 
Bridge, AVhito House Titmding, Petersburg, 
etc., etc. He was only slightly wounded, but 
sulfered many iiardships and e.xposiires, per- 
manently im]viiring his health. 

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QKOliCK E. TYLER, who has been for 
/ several years identified with the horti- 
enltural inti^rest (d' Cuyahoga county, 
• was born in New ^'ork Slate in .\i)ril, 
ls:5;i. His parents. Miles and S.allie (Tyler) 
Tyler, though having th,; same name were" un- 
related; they renmved to Lake county, Ohio, 
in 1844, and there pas.e.l the remainder of their 
lives. They reared a family (d' eiglit chihlren, 
seven of whom are still li\ing; all are residents 
of Lake county excepting i\[rs. \. M. Warren 
and Mrs. Maria Ku,-.h. (ieorge E. Tyler pas.sed 
an uneventful youth, attending the district 
school and assisting his father "in the cultiva- 
tion of the farm until the civil war aroused 
every pati-iot in the land. In April, isOl, 
young Tyler icsponded to Lincoln's call for 
75,000 men, going at once to Cleveland. Before 
l.^nviug that city h(! had enlisted in Company I, 
Twenty thir.l Ohio Volunteer Infantry, l'r"esi- 



tie it Hayes' regiment, ami soon went into 
AVest Virgitna. He participated in the battle 
of South mountain in Septend)er, 1SG2, and 
after one day's light there lost his strong right 
arm in nn.king the second charge; in the lirst 
charge he had received a painful but not serious 









an.l iheniseUe,-, several I iuu^s before tlir_\ iva,-hed 
a place of safety to e.-eajie the Hying fragnienis 
of shell and ball. The arm of the Wounded man 
was amputated at (ieorgetown, and in a few 
days he was taken to Frederick City, Maryland, 
an,l at the end of several weeks t'o a conva'es- 
ceut hospital al Baltimore, where he was hon.u'- 
al.ly disciiarged November 7, 18(32. 

Two yeai-s after liis retui'n from the war he 
began to run a huckster wagon between Little 
nmuntain and Clevelauel, and was very success- 
ful in this venture; he afterwards had a'peddling- 
wagon, and was at one time engaged in sawing 
logs on Little mountain. Thi-oiigh the intluence 
of General Hastings he was appointed janitor 
of the Cleveland post otlice, a position lie held 
twelve years. 

In 187(3 he endiarked in the fruit-growing 

pation. He has ^eve.: and a half acres, three 
acres of which cost at the rate cd' .sl,5()l) an 
acie. He produces peaches, strauberi-ies, grapes, 
plums and other garden fruit, liniling a i-eady 
market in ClevelaiuL 

Mr. Tyler was nuirried in 1N(30 to INfiss 
Florence Terry Phelps, a daughter of Ale.xamler 
and Jerusha (Keynold.s) Phelps. jAIrs. Phelps 
was the widow of William Peynolds; her death 
occuri'ed in 1850. Mr. Phelp=' second marriage 
was to ilrs. Betsey Peekvvith; there was one 
cliild of tills union, a daughter named Clara. 
]\[r. Phelps died August 7, 1891, the date of 
his birth being May 23, 1817. He was a man 
of rare force of character, ami was held in the 
highest esteem. iMrs. 'I'yler is one of thiee 



diildren; Sp. 



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GUYAllOOA COUNTY. 



and Arthur I'e.sides with his bi'otlier, iiiimarriccl. 


C!haii' ('ompany, which he filled very acceptably 


jAIr. ami Mr.s. T^lrr aiv tiie iiairnt,-. uF one 


se\eral years. He was also with the Taylor 


cliild, Klora Add, wifo i.f I. S. ,lndd. Mrs. 


(;hair Company, but in 1877 he embarkeil in 


Tylcf is 11 woman of miudi rfriiiciuoiit and many 


the manufacture of springs at Cleveland; this 


traces. Mr. 'IVlrr is an ardent lu'imlilican. llo 


venture i)r..\'ed a success and he conducted a 


is an lionorcd menilicror I'.n.iiirh i'ust, (i. A. \l., 


Natisfactory t ra.l,. there until 1 s;i;i, when he s.dd 


N... ;ir>'.), ..r whi.-i, w. u s.'ni.n- Vic^ (;,nn- 


out ami retiirne(| I,, lledfrnd. 


niamlia-. 


Mr. Ililliard was marrieil at the ago of 




twenty-three years in Norton township. Summit 


•|.;-l f , .,- 1 .-v - , 


county, Ohio, to Julia C. Abbott. She was 




luirn at Mount Afoi-ris, i,i\ingston comity, New 


VT 1. Ill MJ AIM) was iH.rn at Wadbworth, 
M ^fudina coiiniy, Oliio, May 10, 18'Jl. 


York, a daughter of Calvin and L,,is (Kyles) 


Abbott, natives of Connecticut. 31 r. and Mrs. 


^ (Mirdaii Ililliard, liis fathiT, was a lui- 


Ililliard are the parents of two sons: Louis 1!., 


V tive of the State of Connecticut, but in 


a resilient of San I'^rancisco, Califurnia, is 


tile year ISIS joined the eiiiie;rant train wiml- 


till' sn|ierinteiidcnt of I'.radstreet's Commercial 


inir its way towar.l tlie setting- siin. lie settled 
in Medina euuiity, (»liio, and there took up tiie 
liimlens tiiat helone- (,, the lot of tlic pioneer. 


Agency for the Pacific coast, having been in 
the employ of this firm twenty years; he was a 
student ill the State University of Afichigan 


lie married ('ali.-.ta .\daline I )ertiiiek, a native 


and was graduated from the law department; 


(d' the State of New York, luit the dau-hter of 


1'. .\. IlillianI is lh(,. secretary of the Cleveland 


Conneelieut paivnts; there were horn to them 


U.dler .Mills C.mipany, and has been with llii.s 


two children, .N. 1. and riioehe Ann, who 


linn during two decades of active commercial 


died at the ai^^e of lifteeii years; the mother 


lif'e. Politically our subject adheres to the 


passed away at the early ai^e of twenty-three. 


princi])les of the Democratic party. 


In later life iMr. 11 illiard removed tot'anada, 
where lio resided for a long period of time; he 






returned to Mediiui county, liowever, and there 




jiassed tlie last days of his life; he died at the 


JjAMES K. BATTLES, a member of ono 


advanceil age of eighty-four years, lie was a 


>> li ofthe prominent pioneer families of Cuy- 
V?^' alioga county, was born in this county, in 


farmer and was one of the laige stock dealers in 


this section. William Ililliard, the paternal 


Orange township, April 2-1, 1S()1, a son of 


graiulfather of our subject, traced his ancestry 


Luther P.attles, whoso history appears upon 


to Robert Ililliard, who was an otiicer in the 


another page of this volume. He received his 


war n[ the looses. Young Ililliard received 


elementary education in the common schools 


his elementary education in the common schools 


and finished the course in the East Cle\'eland 


of Wadsworth and afterward t-ntei-e.l Sharon 


high school. During his youth he assisted in 


Academy when I'rof. John ^Ic(Trcgor was 


the labors of the home farm, remaining a mem- 


principal of that institution. for three ycai's 


ber of his father's household until his marriage. 


he was a member (if I'rof. .McCre-or's lumse- 


Tills impoi-tant event of his life occurred .Maridi 


iKjJd, jiursuing his studies under his personal 


',), 18SL, when he was united to Miss .Mary 


su].ervisi,ui. 


Grobe, a natives of i'last (develand townslii|). 


At the age of fifteen years he went \n work 


Mrs. P.attl(^s' father, Iw-ederick (irobe, was born 


with his niiele, Isaac Siudl, to learn tlu' car- 


near llaiioviM', Ceniiany, and in ISCl emigrated 


p(^nler's trad,'. When he came t.. Medfcnl in 
1851 he b'Wureil a position wilh the W'lieelock 


to the United Slates, sellling in Cuyaho^'ii 
county, Ohio, 



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GUYAirOOA COUNT r. 



In 1S82 Mr. 


battles piirchasiHl seven acres (if 


that t 


me. Till 


re were thi-ce ianiilies 


n the 


IuimI in Iv.sl CI 


•velaiid. IJu was uiialilo at that 


|,arty, 


and all 


vent to Stfciiif^sville tow 


,ship 


tiiiK! U> muku a 


lai-;j^e [layini-nt, Imt l>y nnremit- 


where 


they fnnn 


1 shelter in a locr cabin ( 


wned 


tino- tuil and i-l 


ii't alti'iilion til his inturcsts he 


l,y M,- 


Sirnno;, \ 


vhorc they I'eniained whi 


e till 



acenmiilatcil sullirieul means in a Few years to' 
cancel the obligation. lie erected his dwellino- 
and barn in ISSS, bolh snbslanlial and attract 
live, hirnctiires. His year.-, ol' r\|)criene(^ have 
a.lde.l fu his knoudcdo,. an.l [HTFertcd hhs skill 
as a niai-ket nai'denrr and hmticnltnrist, and 
Cleveland allurds a leady sale lur all his pro.d- 
ncts. lie has been i-emarkably snceessfnl, and 
is entirely de.^ervinn- ,,f the title of sell'-made, 
asliis elTorts lia\-e lieen nnaidcil. 

l''(>r fonr yeais he has been an active member 
of the lioard of kjliication, and takes a deep 
interest in increafinir the facilities for the com- 
ui'^ -eneralions. ]lc i> a member of Oak 
l.odm., .\,,. 77. K'.of P., an.l in [.olitics adluTes 
to the principles of the 1 i-publiean party. 

Mr. ami .Mr.. I'.iltles arc the pareiits'of two 
children: Arthur was b(,rn February 11, ISS'J, 
and :\Iinnie, Jaruary 5, iSSti. 



B: 



riJR Y\^ NOATK, who has been for 
many years jirominently identified with 
the agricultural inlercs'ts of Hrccksville 
townsliip, is a niembei' of one of the ohi pioneer 
fiunilies of Cuyaho-u county, and is well worthy 
of representation in this volume. He was born 
in Ilowells, IMonnnTuth county, New Jersey, I 
September 0, 1821), a .son of William Van | 
Noate, a native of the same State, born .1 idy 
I'J, 17'.IS. of llollan.l descent. lie nnirried ' 
Ardaliss dimes, a native of New .ler-ey ami a 
daughter of 1 )avid Jones, and after this event 
took np his residence in .\[onmoiitli county, 
New Jersey. In the autumn of 1831 he was 
swept by the ti.le of cmigrati,m to the far West, 
as Ohio was then called, niakino- the journey by 
water to New York city, thence np the Hud- 
son river to Albany, thence by the lude canal 
to r.ullalo, and np'tlie lake to Cleveland on one 
,d- the luo sleamer- that Iravidcd IIh^ Lake at 



nen looked over the fai'ining iaiuls in theneiirli- 
...rhood. In February, 18;J2, Mr. Van .Noate 
■emovcd with his family to Independence and 



res ,d- l;i 



payin^r 



three (hdlars ;ind a half an acre; they found a 
temporary Innne in a cooper's shop until a loo; 
liouse was erected, with the assistance of the 
neiohbors. Mr. Van Noate died in 1878, at the 
ao|e of eio-hty years, and his remains lie buried 
aUirecks'dlle Center. His wife died in 1850, 
aged forty-four years. In politics he gave his 
allegiance to the I )emoci-atic ]iarty, and was a 
subscriber to the lirst nunibcr of tlie Clev.dand 
i'laimlealer. He was a consistent member of 
the llaplist Church, and was hel.l in the highest 
(•steem by a wide circle of acijuaintanci's. As 
a pioneer he is entitled to the meed of praise 
due those conrageons souls who went before 
that the path might be made for the onward 
march of civilization. 

There were seven children in the family: 
Ann, wife of I! nmphrey (Jain, died at South 
Haven, Michigan; liurr. the subject of this 
sketch; Jane, tlie wife of Charles .Marsten, died 
in Chicago; the three named were born in New 
Jersey, tlie other four are natives of Ohio; 
Maria, the wife of Charles Storrs,(liod in .\fich- 
igan; Charles died in Amboy, Illinois, unmar- 
ried; Charlotte, the wife of 'aIiiiou Ca.se, die.l 
at lUeiidon. Michigan; and (ieorge, who resides 
at (ilenii, Michigan, where he is engaged in 
gi-owing fruit. 

liurr'Van Noate was a child of five years 
when his parents came to the Western Reserve, 
lie was early inured to the heavy labors of a 
frontier farm, assisting his father in clearing the 
land and bringing it to a state of cultivation. 
Here lu^ grew to man's estate receiving his e<l- 
ucati(m in the district sidiools and the llrooklyn 
and 01li.lCityAcademie^. A tier leaving s.di.ml 

l.u-amMoim.r's trade, which he bJloweil in con- 



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CUYAIIOdA COUNTY. 



nection with agricultural j)ursuits for iiiauy 
years. In politics, ]\[r. V^au Moate has always 
hecu a llepuhlican. 

lie was united i!i marriage, ilarch 23, LSo^J, 
to Miss Lucy J. Dunbar, a native of Briuifield, 
Ilaiiipdcn county, ]\rassacluisi'tts, born lA'ceiu- 
ber I'-i, 1S2G. Mrs. Van Noato is a .langhlor 
of John and Lucy (liliss) Dunbar, who emi- 
grated to Ohio in 1S32. A more extended no- 
tices of these worthy peojjle a|>pears elsewhere 
in this volume. After his marriage oui- Bui)ject 
removed to JJeloit, Wisconsin, but after a short 
residence there returned to Cuyahoga county. 
About the year 1S5G he bought the land which 
coinjirises his present farm; he has one hundred 
and forty acres uiuler excellent cultivation: the 
buildings are substantial structures. All the 
surroundings are inilicative of thrift, pi'uspei-- 
ity and relined and cultivated taste. 



Mr. and .Mrs. Van Xoate are th 



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rents of 



a fan.ily of five children: Klla 1)., Charles E., 
Mary L,, who died in infancy, Homer 1'. and 
Jfary C., the wife of Dr. K. L. lioiirn, of I'.recks- 
ville. Mrs. Van Noatu was one of the early 
educators of the county. Having i-ecei\etl 
\ more than an oi-ilinary education, at the age of 
, eighteen years she engaged in teaching, and won 
an enviabh^ n^putation. She and Mr. Van 
Noate are consistent mendiers of the ('ongre- 
gational Church. He is a self-nuide man in 
every sense of the woi'd, and merits the confi- 
dence I'cposed It) him. Years of industi'y and 
toil have brought their i-eward, and a comfort- 
able competence awaits advancing age. 



qW. PKESTAOE, foreman and superin- 
I tendent of the w(io<l and machinei-y de- 
partments of the Taylor Chair Factory, 

position for twenty years, and has become 
thoroughly identified with the interests of the 
corporation. Ho is a native of the Slate of New 
Jersey, born at Eli/.al.cl hluwn, July 2li, ISIl,;i 
son of Samuel and l':ii/.abetli (Moiicrief, I'rest- 



age, natives of the State of New York. 11 is 
paternal grandfather was Richard I'restage, a 
native of England and a soldier in the war of 
lsi2; the maternal grandfather was Hugh 
Moncrief, of Kreiich descent; he, too, partici- 
pated in the war of 1S12. Samuel I'restage and 
wife rrared a lamily of seven children: I'lli/.a- 
betli, Ceorge \V., JcMunette, Henry, (JliarU^s, 
Josephine and Samuel. Henry was a soldier in 
the late war, lieing (irst a member of the Seventh 
Ohio Volunteer' Infantry, and later of the 
Sixty-second Ohio \'olunteer Infantry; for two 
years he was hehl a prixmer at Ander.-onville 
and Libby, sulfering all the hardships and In.r- 
rors of those places. Charles was a n>embei- of 
Company A, Eighty-sixth Ohio Volunteer In- 
fantry, and died at Cumhri-land (iap, Kentucky. 
The inother died at the age of forty years; the 
father iKi.^od away in IS'Jl, at the" advanced 
age of eighty-one years. He was a farnu-r by 
occupation: in politics he atliliated with X\n: 
Kepiiblican party, an.l in his religinus faith he 
supiMirted the <l<.ctrines of the Disciple Ohuicli. 
(i, W. I'restage was a lad of nine years when 
became to cTeveland ; here he grew to man- 
schools. Ai'i-iving at mature yeais he was em- 
ployed by Dr. J. !■. Uolnnsnn of I'.edb.rd, with 
whom be remained Hxleen ye.irs. At the end 
,,f this tiirie he Mvure.l a p.isifion in the saw- 
mill of haniMin .V Wise, and at the end u\ two 
years went into the Rolling Mills, where he con- 
tinued sonu' time. Twenty years ag(j he be- 
came associated with the Taylor Chair Company: 
his previous expei'ience had ])repared him for 
thel)o^ition he has filled with marked ability 
and to the best interests of those concerned. An 
expert mechanic there is not one detail of the 
business with which he is not fanjiliar. 

Mr. i'restage was nnirried December 10, 
ISb'J, at Kedford, Ohio, to Thankful S. Mat- 
thews, a daughter of James Matthews, a native 
of Ireland and one of the early settlers of Cuya- 
hoga county. Mr. Matthews wa.-. twice inai'|-ied, 
Ih,. lirst uni.m Immu- with Ann Iv j'rie,., 
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CUYAUOOA COUNTY. 



marriage six children: Mary A., Thomas T., 
Wealthy J., Sylvester U., Eiisha J. and Elijah 
(i. 'I'he bO(;oi\d marriage, to Sarah L. Price, re- 
siilii'd in the birth of live children: ,lohn I'., 
Thomas E., James T., 'J'hankfiil S. and (Miarlea 
j;. Mr. ]\[atthe\vs died October ID, 1.S77; Ann 
E. Matthews died Jun,^ 15, 18:i7; Saraii !.. 
Matthews died Aiiirubt 20, 1887. James T., 
Elijah (i. and Tlidinas E. were soldiers in the 
late Civil war. ]\Ir. and Mrs. I'restage are the 
parents of seven children : Charles "W., George 
11., Clyde llandolidi, Fred !!., Mabel Lurinda 
and Florence A.; Eda A. died at the age of one 
and a half years. Mis. I'restage is a member 
of the Disciple Church, is an active worker in 
the Woman's iielief Cor[)S, and is secretary of 
the Keeley Local Society. .Mr. Prestage is also 
H ineinbcT'c.f the Di.cip'le (Munvh. Politically 
he i,-. a ,-,taiicli .sii|i|i(irter (if tlie |,rinci|iles of the 
Ucpiiblicaii party. 



JIA.MES A. PATTO.X, who has been prom- 
I inently identilied with the horticultural 
-■ inteiests of thiscounty for some years, was 
born near the city of (ilasgovv, Scotland, No- 
vember 16, 1849. After emigrating to America 
he came to reside with his uncle, Alexander 
Patton, at Clenville, Ohio. Here he ^ecured a 
Tiractical education, and wlii'U he left school em- 
barked in the occupation of market-gardening 
and fruit-growing. His reputation lias been 
miule u])on the success that has attended his 
culture of the peach; he had 450 trees in bear- 
ing condition, and has gathered a heavy crop 
five out of six years, the yield in 18!J3 amount- 
ing to §l,2iJ8; t!ie crop of 1891 was 1,000 
hiisiiels, whi(di was the largest yield. This 
record proves that peach-gnnving is a possibil- 
ity in this latitude, and that \atui-e will beti-ay 
her secrets to the persistent ones. .Mr. i'atton's 



ley 



III 



Doan street, one (]uarter of a mile from St. 
Clair street, has all the advantages of town and 
country. 

Mr. Patton has taken a deep interest in fos- 
tering educational facilities, and lias been an 
active member of the school board for r,even 
years. The present school l>uildi:ig was erected 
during his term of <,tiiee chielly through his 
insti-umentality. 

He was united in marriage I)ecemb(fr 13, 
1874, to Miss Sarah L. Peattie, a daughter of 
W. J. Peattie, one of the old business men of 
Cleveland who died in ls8n, at the age c.f si.xty- 
nine years; his wife sui-vives him. They had 
born "to them fcur children : ilrs. Patton, Johu 
H., Pelle, wife of J. Litton, and William, wlio 
die<l at the age of twenty-eight years. Mr. and 
Mr>. Patton are the parents (A three cliildien: 
Eliza 11., Alexander and Armstrong P. They 
are both member, .if the Pnite.! Presbyteriaii 
Church. l\rr. Patton belongs te the K..yal Ar- 
canum. Ho takes little interest in political af- 
fairs, but sup])orts the issues of the i;e|)\iblican 
])arty. Ho is in every sense a self-made^ man, 
and altliough he was denied the educational 
privileges aib^-ded the youth of this generation, 
he has accepted experience as a teacher, and has 
won his way to the front i-ank of (xlcnville's 
most honored citizens. ^ Q*Q*^2^j5*^ 



W'lLLlAM J. .MAPSHAl.L. Inthecos- 
niopolitan make-\ip of her citizenship 
-^ _. Amei'ica has gained many desirable ac- 
cessions from the mother country within the 
later years, and among these must be numbercMl 
the subject of tliis sketch, who is a prosperous 
and rej)resentative farmer of Parma to\rnsliip, 
Cuyahiiga county, ( )lii(i. 

Mr. Marshall was born Fel)ruary U), 1S25, in 
Cornwall England, and in his native |)hice grew 

t an's estate. His father was ,!olin Marshall, 

who die.l in C.niwall, about ih,^ year 1 SP2. 
His mother, wlnise maiden name was Fli/.abeth 
John, died in May, IS7',I, at Clev.'land, Ohio. 



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Our subject was I'eared (in his fatlici''s fai'in. 
and ivniaii'ie.l at Ik.iuu until 1,^45. when hi' <\r- 
tLTuiined tu soek lii.s fortuiu'S in llie iNcw 
W.M-ld, en.i-ratinu- t„ the I'nitiMl States in the 
year nientiune.L lie hM-ated in ('lev,d;ind, 
where h,' was en-afred at tlie, eaririiter'.s trade 
until the sprin- <A ISCI. d'hi. valuahl,. Ii'ade 
lie hadae,juire,l in I-;^,^laIld, and had there hen, 
en,].loyud at the .same \\,v a ])eri<Hl of three 
years prior ti.) euinini^- to Ameriea. i)iirin<^- the 
progress of the lah^ war of tlu^ Kehellion he was 
for sovoii nnintlis in the employ of tlie •j,nvvvii- 
ineiit of his adopted country, his ser\ ires heiiio 
ill demand along tlie line of his trade. 

In 1803 :\rr.l\rar.hall etfected the pundia.e 



CUYMKXIA COUNTY 
terest in ; 



of the farm which is n,,w hi 
township. lie settle.l upon 
succeeding year and lent him 
its iniprovenient and eultivat 



s lunne, in rarni.a 

the place in the 

self assi.lnonsly to 

on. That heVas 



eminently successful in lii-> well directed eff'( 
is evident fi-iuii the appearance of tlie farmst 
at the present time, the place heing highly i 



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tivated, prolific i 
e-\cellent buildings. 

Mr. :j[arshall was married, in Kichheld, Sum- 
mit county, Ohio, Septemher 'Js, ls4S, to ]*Ii^s 
Ann Kirby, who was horn in Yorkshire, Eng- 
land, February 8, 1824. She died at the home- 
stead December 2, 1NS7, sorely lamented by the 
companion to udiom and to whose interests she 
had ever been .le\ofed. They had two ailopted 
daughters: Alice .M., who (ficd J>ecember 13, 
ISSI. and Carrie, who is the wife of George 
Schwab, of I'arma, Ohio. A grandchild, WiU- 
iam Marshall Schwab, was born November 27, 
1893. 

Soon after coming to Cleveland Mr. :\rar>!iall 
became connected with the Independent Iwre 
Company, and in ls47 heljied to organize Com- 
pany .\'('.. C, of whieb he was a mei'nber for live 
became an organi/.er 
as named Hope No. 
asanomcerl'orseven 



or six years, wh<ui ne again 
of a new company, which w 
8, and in which he continued; 



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11 local a.irait>, of public nature, and in 
his political proclivities is staiichly arrayed with 
the Kepnblican parly. lie has been honored 
by his fellow-town.-men with the jirefermeiit as 
Town>hipTiuslee. lie Iia> ever been intimat.dy 
idenlilied will, the religions work of the eoin- 
miinily, i^ a, I, .vole,] i,,ei,,ber ol the I'll:, I I'lrs 
bylerian (d,urel,,and ha. been .me .d' the fdders 
of thesanu' for many years. II is wife was also 
zealous in her dev.ition and work f,ir the .diiindi. 



T'lIOM.\S M. DiAVITT, superintendent of 
W'tdls, l''argo & (Company's l^xpre.ss, is a 
native of Canada, having been born at 
Holland Landin.r, February 24, ISod. 



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direct descent from John DeWitt, 
■nsionary of Holland, who rendered 
inguislied services to the IJutch lie- 
riie iir.-t member of the family came 
to this c.mntry in lOrjH. His great-grandfather 
was a memi.er (d' the Colonial Assembly from 
17(58 to 1775, and was one of the nine resolute 
ind patriotic men wdio voted to appi'ove of the 
[iroceedings of the Oontinental Congress in 
pliia. il is grandfather was a mcMnher 
:. the close of liis term was 
r Allaire.^ to Cuatemala, 
Cenlral .\ meriea. His father resides in Flmira, 
New York, where he has represei, ted the Fnited 
States Express Company for thirty-five years, 
and i> aii.l has been ]U'omineut in city alfairs, 
holding po>itions of trust for many y.;r,. 

.Mr. Thomas DeWitt passed his boyhood in 
Flmira, New York. At the age of twenty 
years he entered the employ of the United 



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( Flmira. as cashier. 
Jii ISSO, be was appointcl agent b.r the Cnited 
Sl.ifes Fxprcfs (Vmipany at Youngstown, Ohio, 
and in 1SS2 was transbuTed to a similar position 
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CUYAHOGA COUNTY. 



to its iiKiii;ijTerslii|). \n ISSS tlic Erie Express 
('oin|.aiiy dispu....! ,,f its interests to AVells 
I'ar-o .V Coinpan.v's Kxpre,-s, niMl Mr. IK-Witt 

p:,ny, in tlu- pn^ili,,,, of siiperiiiteiHlcrit, wliieli 

pu-illnll 1„; nnw holds. 

■i'lir al.ovc r.T.H-,! ai.iiiMluntly denionsl rates 
tlic .■apacily ami lidrlily u\ Mr.DeWitt for llie 
l-;xpre>. l,u^inc•ss, aihl witlial, he i.. u niodt'l 

.Mr. DcW'itt is a ,i,eniher i)!' The llulhuid 
S..ci,.ty of .\ou- ^',,rk, hy rij^rl,t, of direct ,h- 
seeiit rr,.in the 1 InUanderJ who eaine to Ameriea 
ill 1(;3I. Ilo i~ a meniher of the Calvary 
l're-hyt..rian Chiind, ,d' ('levehin<l, and witli 
his wiVr .an.i h.iir children residrsnn V.ix>l Ih'ns- 



Bi'd.lH'i.X SKV.Moll;, who died January 
17, ISM), wa. a native of N'eroeniie.s 
--^ ' \'erniont, horn in lS:i(;. At tiie a^e of 
fourteen he went to Xeu' York, where he 
entei-ed the employ of an uncle in the ilry-goods 
hu>ine>s and continued for several years. Later 
lie came to Cleveland, and afterward proceeded 
U) Wisconsin, where lie spent three or four years, 
and then returned to this city, in 18-1-S, settling 
on the West Side, lie became one of the lead- 
ing citizens of (Meveland, taking an acti\'c in- 
terest in all things pertaining to the wcdfarc (d' the 
city, dealing in real estate heing his principal 
occupathm. lie was interested in most of the 
early allutments on the West Si. le; was one of 
the organizers of the People's Savings and 
liCjan Association, and was a directoi- of the 
same at the time of hi- death. For many years 
ho was a director of the Citizens' Savings & 
Loan Association of this city. lie was always 
one (d' th(^ foremost to take up and advocate the 
hest interests of the city, being resolute, pre- 
gi'essive anil enterpi-ising. He was also en- 
gaged in lire in.Miranee, having establislied one 
of the .ddeslamuicies in this cily. il.Mva-.alM. 



Company on the West Side, with which lie was ■'■' 

connecleil at tht^ time of his death as an otHcer. ''' 

Was lai-gely interested in the erection oF both '"'■ 

busines.s and re^idence buildings, ami was (UUi "'- 
of the uH.st a,-tive in securing the ground for, 

and the erection .)f, the viaduct at the foot of ''■ 
Superi,u.,ree.. 

In politic., he was an active Republican, and "■ 

w.as a zealous m.'mber of the 1. ( ). < ). K., being -^ 

largely in.-,trumeiital in the erection of the ( ),ld >' 

Fellows Temple on the West Side, which at •" 

that time wa~ the finest in the State. For many '''' 

years he was a memlier of St. John's Churcli, •'' 

Protestant Kpi.sCopal, as is al.-o his family. '*■ 

lie «as marrii'd in tMeveland, in October, <'* 

LS53, to iMiss Eleanor J., daughter of Stephen • 
X.and :\rary A. llerrick, of^one of the old 
Connecticut families. Mrs. Seymour still sur- 
vives him, as do his two children,— ]\[rs. Sidney 
Cuy Sea, of (h'ncinnati, \\hose husband was 

Chieagn; and Pelden, Jr. 

The latter, Jifter tinishing his educati(Mi, spent 
eighteen months in tra\'el abroad. Ueturning 
to Cleveland, he entered the employ of W. 
Ijingham it Company for three years; then 
spent five years in the AVest, located at Chicago 
and j\Iinneapoli8, wdieie he was interested in 
various enterjirises, until thedeathof his father, 
when he was called home and succeeded him in 
business. 



LLARI) F. POWEKS, managing 
jiartner of the di-y-goods establishment 
^ of William Taylor, Son & (.Company, 
lias lieen associated witii this institution 
as an employee or ])artner since February, 1888. 
He was born in J'lyniouth, Huron county, 
Ohio, January 30, IS^O, a son of Alonzo ami 
.Mary J. ( 1 lackathorn) Powers; completed his 
school education at the high s(diool at Norualk, 

clerk in a grocery, remaining about two years, 



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CUYAIIOCA COUNTY. 



dry-gooils establisliment in Norwalk, wlit-re lie 
I'diiained until he came to ('lex'clarnl, in 1,871, 
to accept a position as entry clerk for ]\Iorgan, 
Root & (!()iiipany. Aftei' working; for them 
finir years, lie was en^ai^eil at various thinos 
till 18S5, wluMi he entered the employ of Taylor, 
Kilpatrick \' Company, in charge of credits. 
After the expiration of' ahont eleven months he 

taking charge .,f the linamvs an. I cr<•dit^,. S,,on 
afterward, in A],ril, 188f;, the name of the lirm 
was changed to William Taylor, Son e'v: Com- 
pany. Ill January, 1889, ho was admitteil a 
meinlmr of the tirm, the liusiiiess being owned 
hy the Taylors and .Mr. i'.Avers. The husinoss 
wa. .•ondiicted by.). L. '] aylor and Mr. Powers 
till .November, L8i»2, when the former died; a 
new partnership was formed, and iMr. Powers 
was made: managing partner of the establish- 
ment, which position he now holds, and to whicdi 
he gives his entire attention. Their trade has 
been constantly increasing nixler his manage- 
ment, having doubled since his connection with 
it. .Since his residence in this city, ^Iv. ]*owers 
has arisen from the bottom of the commercial 
ladder to one of the top rounds. He is a direc- 
tor in the Wa.le I'ark Hank, and in the Savings 
Ibiilding .t L(jan Company. 

l''ebruary 18, 1874, in this city, lie was mar- 
ried to .Miss Fli>ra 0. ]\Iarsh, a daughter of 
Charles K. and Charlotte A. (Ilennett) Marsh, 
and Mr. and Mrs. J'owers are the parents of 
three cliildren: Ada M., Charles A. and Marsh K. 



SAMUEL IIYDK A^fk^S, deceased, was 
\ born ill 'i'roy. New '^'ork, October 81, 
■ ^' 1831, and w'as brought to Ohio by his 
parents in 183:!, who soon settled in Olmstead, 
Cuyahoga county, which lnM:ame tludr home for 
the remainder of their live.-. lie was first 
married to Ellen M. Stev(_.|is, also of Olmstead, 
,Iuly3(), 1851: slie died August 31, ISCI), and 
h.. 'siiliM.pienlly married Amelia M. Mrrriam, 
of Dover, in that lowii^liip, on August 'I'.K 



ISOl. They began their married life on the 
place that is now known as the old homestead 
farm, and had eleven children, of whom six are 
still living, to mourn tlu; loss of an indulgent 

Mr. Ames enlisted in the war of the rebellion, 
being assigned to the One llumlred and Third 
Ohio \^)luiiteer Infantry. /\ftcr alxjut two 
months spent in camp near Cleveland, Ohio, he 
was assigned to the One Hundred and Twenty- 
fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, with which he 
served to the close of the great conflict. Twelve 
hundred men had enlisted in tlie One Hundred 
an<l Third, which was more than the quota, 
and therefore two companies were assigned as 
A and H of the One Hundred and Twenty- 
fourth. Leaving his wife and infant daughter, 
(wlio died before his return), he went into camp, 
and from well known ability and experience in 
his own neighborhood as a good liand to take care 
of the sick, he was appointed nurse there, and in 
the tiehl he was freijuently employed in the hos- 
pitiil. Isaac llurdy, of Perea, Ohio, who was 
in the same company, thus speaks of him: "I 
never saw his superior for coolness in the time 
of danger. With several others, I lay wounded 
in the field hospital, unable to move. Comrade 
Ames was nursing us. T'he i-ebels wouhl shell 
the camp at intervals and a shell with a burn- 
ing fuse rolled in at the door of the tent. We 
all lay breathless with suspense. The deadly 
missile might explode at any moment and do 
dreadful work. Put our cool-headed nurse 
picked up an old shovel and rolled the shell 
away out of doors, remarking, 'There! that 
can't hurt anybody now.' lie was a good sol- 
dier and a good citi/.en, a kind and provident 
head of his family, and his memory will never 
perish in the hearts of friends and family." 

His health began to fail in 1890. He was a 
patient sufferer until October 13, 181)3, when 
ills life left his body, at his liome in Olmstead. 
His funeral was held October 17, under the 
auspices of Olmstead Post, No. 031, (i. A. \l., 
of which he liad been a m(*mber. Olmstead 
Corps, W. i;. C., No. 120, also atleiided in a 



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VUYAIKXIA COUNTY. ' 



iHidy, witli !i l;)rge concourse of friends from 
Clevelaiul and siirnnindinn; fowns. 11 is remains 
were laid in the -roniid near Ids home, in tlie 

eovered with heautifid llcTwers,-- -,,ne more iulded 
to tiie >iK'nl raid^s >lee[iiiio in tiiat (jniet spol. 

■'Sdl.lio', irsi ' lliy w;ulal(! o'lT ; 
Dn-iiin nl lialll,-.li.'l(U no inc. re, 
Solilier, ix'st! thy wai'l'iire (jVt." 



GA i'TA 1 X J A ^rES STONE has heen iden- 
tilied \\ ith tile navio;ators of tiie Great 
i.al<es since lie was a youth of seventeen 
years, and is well worthy o[ the space tliat has 
hceii accorded Idm in ih'is volume. A native of 
Canada, lie was horn near I'ort i'.urwell, Sep- 
teniher 10, IS.')!;, a son (d' William and Kli/a 
(I'osterj Ston.'. The father followed mercan- 



tile pursuits and kept a hott 



ied at V^er- 



niillion, Ohio. The paternal grandfather, Joini 
Stone, Sr., served in the Ijritish navy by force 
during the Revolution. He afterward located 
on a land grant in ( 'anada, wdiero his family 
were born and reared. Captain James Stone 
was an infant when his parents removed to Ver- 
milli(jn, Ohio, wliei'e he was reared and edu- 
cated; he ha.l also pursued his studies at (^her- 
lin College hefon- he reached the age of eigh- 
teen years. lie then bei^^an his career as a 
sailor, and for thirty-eight years without inter- 
ruption was on the Lakes. In 1^)90 he came 
ashore, and has since been assisting in the man- 
agement of the business of JJradley & Co. 

At the age of twenty-six years he became 
mastei' of the schooner C!hallenge, which he 
sailed one season; he was then made captain 
of the S. II. Kimball, of wliicli he had charge 
two seas(uis; for two seasons he was mas- 
ter of the David Waj^^stalK; one season he 
was with the Escanaba; two seasons with 
the Ncgauiu'c, and six years with the S. ,1 . 
Tilden. lie was master of the following 
steamers: the J. S. fay, two years; steamer 



Selah (!hamberlain two yeai's; the If. 1'. Ean- 
nev, three years; the City of Cleveland, two 
years; tlu^ I\I. li. Orover, two years; the l'a:.a 
dena, three years; the llesjier, olio year, the la^l 
vessel he sailed. Ca])tain Stoiio has never lost 
a vessel and has never sailed a vesscd that was 
insui-ed. l''oi' the past twenty-three yc^ars he has 
been a ^l,,ckhold<■r in the bnsincH. u\ llradlcy 
i*v: Coiri|ia]iy, and he is (me of the directors (d' 
the Oliio Transportation Company. He is 
thoroughly conversant with all the details of 
lake navigation, his opinions carrying weight in 
shipping circles. In addition to his shipping 
operations he has carrietl on some transactions 
in real estate in Toledo, Ohio, and in San Diego, 
California. 

Captain Stone was married in Vermillion, 
Ohio, in lS(i:<, to Sarah V. Parsons. They have 
three (diildren: Lewis is marided and resides in 
Vermillion: he is captain of one of the lake 
vessels out of Cleveland; .Mrs. Mary Ilonneker 
lives in Lorain, Ohio; Lurtoii A. is also a cit- 
izen of Vermillion. The Ca])taiii is a member 
of the Shipmasters' Association. In politics 
he is a staunch Republican. 



Q^^ AN FORI) L. KLNNEDY, one of the 
^\\ representative business men of Cleve- 
^^ land, Ohio, has been identifietl with her 
commercial interests since his residence began 
here in the spring of Ls53. lie is a native of 
]\Ionroe county. New York, and a son of Horace 
I), ami Deborah P. (Miller) Ivennedy; the fatli- 
er and mother are both deceased. He was a 
young man wdien his parents removed to Ohio 
and had been educated in the county of his 
birth. ]Jnring two winters he taught school in 
the primitive educational institution of the 
frontier, and in the spring of 1S53 came to 
('leveland. He secured the position of clerk 
with the firm of Parish & Knight, in whose ein- 
]iloy he remained until 1807. In that year both 
members of the tirm died, and the i)U8ine88 
passed into the hands of K'enneily, De Forest 



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CUYAIIOOA COUNTY. 



& Uandall. Tliey carry a large and well se- 


began the task of clearing their lands iu the 


lected stock of hardware, iiiciiidiiio- furnaces, 


heart of the foi'Cst and erected cabins to pro- 


stoves and ranges, and a coinjiletc assortment of 


tect themselves from the elements that were not 


cookin<^ utensils. In connection with the store 


always kindly in this latitude. They were a 


tliey have a repair .-hup, transactintr a Jarne 


jieople who had come from a country whence 


business in thi,- line al>.ii. They employ t-'ioni 


the foi-ests had disa]ipe;ii-ed generations ago, and 


iifteen to twenty-live men, all of wli..ni are 


the surroumlings were; all new aud strange. 


skilled workers. T.> .Mr. K'cnnedy, perhaps 


'J'liey were (juick to catch the methods of theii- 


more than to the others, the success of this 


pioiu-ei- neighbors from the Ivistern States, aud 


lirm is due. \\'hen the senior partners were 


within afewyt'ars theii- farms i-anked second to 


sti-icken with deatli he was the only person fa- 


none in tin' community. 


milial' with the details of the business, aud 


.^^r. (,)uayle had worked for a time as appren- 


upon him de\olveil the iX'sponsiliiiity of set- 


tice toa^hip-builder in the Ulc of .Man. and 


tling all accounts and the eare of retaining a 


having ac(juired some knowledgi- of the busi- 


well established ti-ade. He proved eijual to the 


ness naturally investigated in that held of em- 


demand, and has during late years given his 


ployment in his new home. He secured a po- 


attention to other matters, although retaiuiug 


sitioii in the Cleveland shi])-yards, and in 1847 


liis place as head of the firm. lie acted as ad- 


formed a |)artnership with .fohn Cody. They 


ministrator of the e.-tate of Mr. Knight, Set- 


Constructed se\ei-al brigs and .--chooners, large, 


tliii:,' up his alfair> in a manner most satisfac- 


tine craft in their ilay, but piemics wlien com- 


tory to the heirs. liis business interests out- 


pared with vessels built a decade later. 'I'lio 


side the lirm .d' Kennedy, 1 )e Forest c^ liandall 


pai'tnersliip was dissoLed in L84!J, an<l soon 


lie chieily in city real estate. He is truly a 


afterward .Mr. (^uayle entered into business re- 


self-made man and is deseivingof the high re- 


lations with Lutliei- Moses uiuler the firni name 


spect which he commands in all circles, lie 


of Mo.-es ,V (Juayle. Among the ve^.sels they 


has b.'en a meiriber of the .Masonic order sin('e 


<'(,nstnicte<l were the Nile, Mihv;ud<ee, Forest 


ISf-T, andin jiolitics is a /.e.ahMis adherent r,f 


(Jueen, Dunkirk and the .m-Iiooiku' Cre.sceut. 


Republican princijiles. 


At a later period a partnership was i'ormed with 


Mr. Kennedy was nnirricMl in 188'J to ]\[i,ss 


.lohn .Martin under the title of (^uayle \- Mar- 


Sarah Louise i!ui't,a native of the city of Cleve- 


tin, ami in a term of twenty years they con- 


land. Their residence is on Arlington street. 


structed many of the largest and finest steamers 




and sailing vessels that floate:) the lakes. After 




the death of .Mr. ^fartin in the spring of 1873 






Afr. Quayle formed a partmu-ship with his sons, 


rpjr():\[AS (JHAYI.K, ship-builder, was 


Thomas V]. and (leorge L., the lirm n.irm.' l)eing 


1 born in the Parish u\ K irk .M ichael, Me 


Th.-mas (,)uayle .^ Sons. .\llhough marine af- 


) of Man, May U, ISH. There he resided 


faii-:, wert. serious!) alfected by the jianic of 


v' until his sixteenth year, when his parents 


Ls78 this lirm construct(Ml se\-eral \essels dur- 


emigrated to the I'nited States. At tliat pei'iod 


ing the peril, d (jf depression. .\m(Mig their 


the tide of emigration wa.-. settinc,' sti'ongly to- 


best results w.u-e the Commo.lore, Lullalo, Chi- 


ward tlie \\\'.-lern Ke.serve, its beauties and ad- 


cago an. 1 Milwaukee b,r 1 he W, ■stern Transit 


\antages having been painted in glowing cohjrs 


Line, and [\\v D.'lawar'e and Con.'st.)ga for the 


by the Connecticut Land Company. There 


Anchor Line. .Mr. (,>uayle ivlire.l from busi- 


were .several other landlie^ who ha<l com., fnm, 


n.'s^ in 1S7',I, his s<,ns' having charge .d'llu. 


the Isle of Manand heleeted larnis in Mie town- 


shipyard sin.'e thai lime. lie was a mendier .d' 


ships of N.^wburgh and Warr.Misvili,.. They 


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one term, luit as a rule took no active interest 

in polilic.. lie l.uhnigs t,, flio I'roshyterian 
(Miiiivli an.l to liie .Masuiiic onk'r, l.cinjr a iiicui- 
lier of tlu; Oriental ( '(.nnnan.lry and the S,-ut- 



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Cannon, an-l r>r this in, ion rlcvn. cliil.lnMi were 
Immh, .vxvn of wIhmi, -r.-w to nniturit\ ; ■j'lioinas 
l'].: William II., \vlio(lic(l.luno25, lS'J3;(icoruo 
L.; (,'liai'lr>, who died al tlic age of twenty si.K 
years; Matilda, wilVol' ('liarlus riilloF VV-xv- 
lan<l; Kate, wife of Mr. Malone; and Mary,wlio 
is now I\[r3. liarrett. The inothrrdiud in^lStKJ. 
Afr. (Jiiayli' was niai'i-iuda second time in 18(17, 
to .Mary Vrondru..t, who >till surviv,'>. 

lly his ffllow-citi/.ens lu; is hul.l in the hi-li- 
i-st I'stei-ni; a- an employer he has always l.iaMi 
reo;:Lrd.-d as a jn^t man. rulHIlino his oMioations 
to the utmost of his power. Now in hisein;hty- 
third year he awaits with cheerfulness the suni- 
nKUis which must finally conn.' from tlie<j;ieat 
heyoiuL 

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TlEPTirA ir. WADE, inventor and capital- 
K I ist, WHS hoi-n in Seneca comity, New York, 
V/-' Aneu>t 11, ISll. a son of Jeptha AVade. 
lli^ father was a civil eii.i;-ineer and surveyor hy 
Iji'.d'cssion, hut he was deprived by death in 
early vouth of ]iatei-nal cai-e and gnidance. His 
first serious occupation was learning the carpen- 
ter; he al.~u imide clocks, and musical insti-u- 
in-jiits, on which he perlV.rnied with much skill, 
and developed a o-enins t'oi- mechanics, lie was 
an e.xcellent shot, and as commander of the 
militia he was the mf)st expei-t marksman of 
four hundred men in the ranks. 7\t the arre of 
twenty-one yeai's he hecume the owner of a laro;e 
sash and blind factory, but after three years' e.\- 
perien.'e c.mcluded ilial hi,, talents were not 
suit.'.l to transactions in the commercial world, 
llavino ;i decided taste for all branches of art, 
he determined to study |,oilrait painlino, ;,,id 
with the celcbraled Kamlall I'alnicr as his in 



enviable re]3Utation throughout Louisiana, New 
York and Micingan. lie was hut little over 
thirty years of age when he became interested 
in the discoveries of 1 )aguerre. Assisted only 



the printed 



n'ti.ms he studied out the 
metlHMl, and to.dc the lirst daguerreotype ever 
made west of New Y.n'k. Ilaviim sulV.Tcd in 
health on account of clo>e coniiiiement, he be- 
gan looking ah.mt h.r some occupation that 
would take him into the open air. The mystery 
of a message Hashed from Washingt.m toV.alti- 
more was just then creating great e.xcitemont in 
both llie commercial and scientilic world. Mr. 
^Vade was then in New Oi'leans, but returned 
to Detroit, .Michigan, and began the study of 
the principles underlying the invention. Shortly 
after he commence<l the constiaiction of a line 
along the Michigan Central IJailroati, opened 
and etjuipped the Jackson office, and acted as 
..perator ami manager. After a time he entere.l 
the held as a builder of lines, meeting with 
nniny discouragements in the imperfections of 
the inventions. He himself invented an in- 
snlator, still bearing his name, which overcame 
many difficulties. He was the first to inclose a 
submarine cable in ii'on armor; this experi- 
ment was nuide across the ]\[ississippi river at 
St. Lonis, and to its success is due the existenccf 
of the entire cable system of the world. 

When the Western I'nion Telegraph Com- 
pany was fornu'd by the consolidation of nnuiy 
snndl lines, ^fr. Wa-le was ma.le general nnin- 
ager, and to him, more than to any other man, 
is due the credit for the construction of the 
Trans-continental Eaihvay; it was his energy, 
foresight and judgment that conceived and cui 
ried into operation the I'acitic Telegrajih from 
St. Louis to San iM-ancisco, bi'inging the isolated 
gold h.'ek.u-s into communication with the Kast- 
ern wmhl, and thus attracting the attention of 
caj)italists and enterprising business men. The 
location of the liiu^ and the resjionsibility of its 
construction were tnrneil over to him; an<l he 
labored with indefat ig.able en.'rgy and /..'al until 
the last .lake was cTriven. I'mler hi,. di,v<;t 
supervision the train was e,p, ipped. and ..act, 



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CUYAHOGA COUNTY. 



man was ariiiyd with I'evolvei's and rille for pro- 
tection against tlie Indians. In an inercdihly 
sliort time tiie giguntie scheme was a reality, 
an<l tlie Kl Dorado was reaciied. There Mr. 
\Va(h- toinul eonrusi,,,. anion>i; the h.cal <:(,in- 
panies, which he snceecMjed with I'are tact in 
iinitinir, teeiii'in^ euiriplete comniimieafiuii with 
the I'last. It was tlirone;li his siiuaestionH that 
liie various railroa.l .'ompanies huilt lines for 
their exclusive use. 

lie was niadi' the first president of the Pa- 
cific Telegi-aph Company, and, upon its consoli- 
dation with the AVestern Union, was made 
president of the entire comhination. Tie tilled 
this position with marked ahility until a seri- 
ous illness in 1SG7 warnetl him that he was 
overta.xing the instrument at his command; 
and although he I'etired (Voni active pursuits 
for a time he was not of the fibre that readily 
relaxes. As a director in many of the largest 
faetorirs, hanks, railroads and ]mhlic institu- 
tiotis, his wide expei'ience and sound judgment 
wei'e highly valued. Tpon the organization of 
the ('itizens' Savings i^ Lo:in Association of 
Oleveland in 1807, he was elected its president. 
As president of the Lake View Cemetery vVsso- 
ciation he gave evidence of the refined and cul- 
tivated taste whicli has always marked liis charac- 
ter. In 1882 he gave to the city seventy-three 
acres known as Wade Park, which he had k-ept 
open to the jMihlic at his own expense for many 
years. 

lie was conntM^ted with the following corpora- 
tions in the capacities mentioned: Director of 
the Scc.nd Naliniial l!aiik ef Cleveland; direct- 
or (,f the (Jleveland Kolliiig^mill Company, the 



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Steel S(n-ew Company; president of the Amei'i- 
can Sheet and Moiler i'latc^ (J.. m pany and of the 
Chicago cV Atchison liridge C.uripuny; he was 
also a director of several railroad companies, 
and was president of the Kidamazoo, Allegan i^- 
(Irand iiapids and tlu^ Cincinnati, Wahash .t 
J\[ichigan Rail way com|)anies; he was also presi- 
dent of the Valley Railway Company, this line 



leadin. 



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He was ap])ointed commissionei- of the CHty 
Sinking l-'und, was Park Commissioner, and 
director of the woi-k-house and the house of 
refuge. lie was one of the trustees of tlu; 
Cleveland Protestant Orphan .Asylum, and 
erecteil at his own expense a handsome, tire- 
])roof building that will accommodate loO 
children. 

Mr. Wade passed from the activities of this 
life to the "unknown" August 'J, 18',K). .No 
word of eulogy can add to the lustre of his 
name. His ability, his talent, his genius, wore 
all dedicated to the advan(;ement of humanity, 
and to him humanity owes a deep debt of grati 
tude. 



JjOHX B. COWLE, treasurer of the Cleve- 
K I land Dry Dock Company, was boi'n in Pol- 
^' ton, Lancastershire, Kngland, September 10, 
1820, a son of Daniel and Alice ( I'.eswick )Cowle. 
The father was linancially in.lependent in Kng- 
land until he emigrated to the I iiite.l States, in 
1S39, on account <d' political dilliculties. lie set- 
tled in Lake county, Ohio, antl the following year 
removed to (!leveland, wliere he passed the re- 
maining years of his life, his death occurring 
ill 1855. 

John B., t]:e eldest of eight children, was a 
youth of thii'teen years when the family came to 
this country. During the llrst winter ho choppeil 
wood for family use, going a distance of four 
miles to the timber; the next spring he was em- 
ployed in the (hiyahoga Furnace as an apprent- 
ice, serving :eveii years as a moulder. At tirst 
he received but S2 a week, buanling himself, 
but Ijefore his api)renticeship closed his wages 
were raised a dollar a <lay. He followed his 
tra.le eight yeai-s, at the end of which time, in 
1855, he became ccmnected witli the (i lobe Iron 
AVorks. This firm experienced several ehangos 
in ownership, linally becomiiigC !owle, Cai-twright 
\' Company, and \:\U:r i\\>-. (ilobe Iron Works. 

In 18S0 Mr. Cowle (lisp..sed of his interest in 
the establishm(Uit with the intention of refir- 



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agiiiiiiit thi.-. inaetiv ity, and as W- was a ^tuok- 
hcMer in the Clfvulaml Dry Duck Company, 
lie was nnule trcasuivr, tin; .lutics .,f tlii^ olliro 
lakin- u|. Iiis allrnti<,ns. II, ■ a>.siMr.| in llir 
..i^ani/.alinn uT tlio A, ■Ilia Inni Nail ( ',..11 paiiy , 
and was „nr uT tin: luundcrs „ftlu' CWn- Slii|,. 
hnildin- Cdnipany, wliirli linn l.uilt the sfcaniur 
Anoko in 1 ^;S2, the larovst iron steamer on the 
lakes ut tliat time. 

In I80I, .Mr. Cowle was united in murriaoe 
to Catherine (iiUette, ot Littleport, Camhridce- 
shire, iMi-vhmd. 'Fhey are th<' panMit> „t se^en 

ehil(lren,two ..fwl \ ar,. liN in- : .\lir.., the wife 

of W. ]•:. I'erkin,., of the I'lirdy .MeNiel Lnm- 
her Ci)iiipaiiy, ami Catherine, tin; y(, linger, who 

is at I le. Mr. CnwIe has. been a meinher of 

the 1. ().(). 1'.. i:rir l.."lm., .\,,. Ti , having; 
united with that fralrrn ity m 1S-[1, u hen under 

l.eine;">eeured Inmi tlu-Crand \,.Un-. I'or many 
year.-, he was ., lie .iF the im.st a.tive w,>rkers, 
passing all the chair.- of the suIh .rdi iiate lodoe 
and of tiie eneampment. When the I.O. (). l'\ 
Hall was ereeted on the West Side he aided this 
eiiterjirise by a snhseription ol' >;4,()(I0. Mr. 
Cowde has loiifr been a prominent member ol' St. 
John's Kpi.se.. pal Cliureh, and held the (.lliee as 
Ti'easiirer for a numliei' ol' yeai'S. lie is well 



D^li. J. C.COLKMAN.— To the weak the 
and despair, but to the lirave Destiny 

lierself must Boinetiiiies yieicl. iiorn in the city 
of Now York, April l!),'i8t!l, Dr. .1. C. C.d.- 
MliUi began a caicer that has been mai'ked by 
almost all the llnel n.al ions incident I., Ihe lol ,d' 
nnui. .Vt Ihe aoe ol' seven years he was hd't an 

was sheltered in the orphan asylum b.unded by 
the widow of .MexandtM- Hamilton. At the end 
of this time he Went ont into the world and for 
nine y.'ar.- lived al Cl.ark-lown, N<'w 'l ork, in ihe 



Inniie 0^ Dr. .loliti I'olhamus. Here he recov- 
ered from the shock of diseases incident to child- 
hood, blin<lness and St. Anthony's lire, but so 
dwarfed !:(• never weiohed over 120 pounds till 

past lwent\ one. Hi.- sludie- were \]\v. 1 h- 

er's ealechism, the New 'I'eslament and arith- 
uietic. Dr. I'olbamns was a practicino physi- 
cian, but he also owned and operati^l a mill 
and snpei'intendei! the cultivation of a large 
tract of land. Vounn- Coleman divided his time 
between mechanics and aoi-iculture, and at tlie 
aoe.d' tifti'en year.s carried the brick and mor- 
tar necr-sary to keep live masons employed. 
This nnipn'stionably lai-l the foundation for his 
lameness. A wall fell with him while tearing 
down an old stone Innise, .■rnshinn two lin^.rs 
,d' his left hami an. I th,. tibia bone ..f hi,- l.Tt 
l,.o-. Then there was the excessive work of car- 
rjdno- the bricks an.l nmrtar. His left leg car- 

and a weakness ami pain 'in both knees, which 
jihysiciaiis c.nil.l not cure, and compelle.l him 
to seek relief in stmly and teaching for a live- ' 
tihoo.l. At the age of seventeen years ho had 
assume.l the management of th,^ farm belong- 
ing to Dr. I'olhamns, continuing his residence 
wiTh the Doctor until he ha.l attained his major- 
ity, lie afterwtird was engage. 1 in the con- 
.-tructi.iu of .loid<s along the East and North 
river.-, ami thi^ following aiitiiiriii went to west- 
ern .New '^'ork, where ho cle\-oted his energies 
tti mastering the mason's trade. In this occu- 
pation he met some serious acci.lents whicii 
cripple.l him for a time. In November, 1S42, 
he was caught in the tide of emigration which 
was then moving slowly but steadily to the 
West, and crossing the lakes came to(Jhi.i. He 
w..rkci| at his tra.le at din'erent places and was 
als,, omjih.y.Ml in the potash works north of Ihe 
.•.■liter .d' Char.lon, bis wa.g.'s being increased 
ea.d. monlh. 

prcsseil too harilly ii|)on this young man to 
;i.lmit many aspirations beyoiui the hoiu^st win- 
ning ofhis .laily broa.l. I'n th,. spring of 1818, 
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.IrvotiMJ to hi^ stu.lir>. In lSl:i lu- altnulc.l 

twii term.-, in IMt two terms, in t S I 5 one Icrin, ] intir 

ami then rea<l medicine. lie was llien employod ! II 



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, tca.'liei- at Utile .Mnnntain, receiving a 

ry uC SIO a monlli. When the term was 

imil thiongh the oil 

Itino fruit trees, and 

lue.l thi. hnsiness until the openiii- of 

1 in the sprinj,', when he returned to his 



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he had charn-e of a ^-hool u\ ni 

pu,,il instea<l of n.aMer. 

Desirous ut euterin- WilluuKlil.y .Medical 
College, ho went to work at his trade to obtain 
the necessary funds. Noveniher 1, 1845, he en- 
tered this iiistitiitioi), and liy workinir for liis 
hoard was eiiaMeil to liuisli the literary course, 
takino the hiohest hon(U's,,f his class. He then 
hecaniea sludenl in the old I'.rie Nfedical Col- 



lie of the ten men through whose 
.dl'orts the Chagrin Falls Narrow Caii-e Rail- 
road was linally completed. Uemenih.-ring the 
.liilicultie., whi,d, he.et his way, the Doctor has 
ever heeii a warm fritaid lo those cdncutora 
whose ell'ort has I.een to increase and improve 
the facilities for the on-coming generations. 
He was one of tlie founders and supporters of 
Hiram Seminary and College, as delegate from 
the church at ^[uiison, aliout thirty-two churches 
uniting liy delegates; and he was an ardent 
friend" f James^A. (iarhehl. Ju 187()-'71 he 
was for two years' Trustee of Chagrin I'^alls 
township. At one tiine he was interested in 
the j)aper mills at Chagrin Falls; he sold his 
interest to I'ratt iV' Pope. He afterward ran a 
large carriage shop at Chagrin Falls. 
Dr. Coleman was marric.l at tli 



legcf CI. ■velaud, during 
fall term of Is 17, walkii 
attend the lecture- and ei 
at his trade! The odd- a; 
make the path o\ the n 
present day appear to he:, 



in the t\ 



hi years, to Ulioda IF 



ly to I I'l.ler William llayden. She w; 



of twen- 
ighter (d- 
.in -iuiie 

ir a day I 2(1, lS2.j. at StivetsU.ro, Ohio, an. I .lied leav- 

work.'il , iiig one .laughter, .Mary, who marrie.l and is 

of th.' ! al,-., decea.-c.l. Mary left a family of three cliil- 

lii lSr)l I .Ircu: .Mrs. .Nellie Farley, F.urr, and J\Iay i'.ush- 



lu>praclice.lin(develan.l,an.lgra.liiate'.l inlSo-J; 
he praclice.l, stu.lie.l an. I gra.luat.Ml. Jlo at 
once hcgan the practice ..f hi.-, pr.il'ession, hut 
while the stuilv of the -.■ience ..f mclicine had 



its charms, tlii' | 


iractical shle was yet an.jthe 


st.)ry. 




At the en. 1 of 


me year Dr. C..leman retireil t. 


his farm at .Miin 


.m, wlicre hegav,- his attenti.u 


t., tilling 111.' ,-oi 


, respon.liiiL; lo tli.; h'W pr.i 


IVssi.mal .-alls i, 


th.' n.-ighhorli.,.Ml where li 


live.]. While a 


r.'si.l.Mit there h,^ served als. 


as dii-tii'.' .,f 111. 


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('has... In |Si;:! h.' ivm.,N,-. 


I.i his laiin ne:ir 


(1,:igrin Falls, Dlii.., aiul lli.'r 


h.' ha- sin.v ivsi 


l.'.l. II.' pui-chas.'.l in 1S72 


.pi.-irry n,.,r Cl..^ 


dan.l, which prove.l a pmlil 


ahl.' investnieiit, 


an.i lu^ als,, ,,wns s..me valu 


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CI. v. dan.l, ami r..url.'en hou.-.' 
C.dlillW.i.Ml, o;,il,.'.| l,y in.lu.- 



ey, will) is a successful student and nurse in the 
Huron Street Hospital Training School. After 
the death of his first wife Dr. Coleman was 
marrie.l. in isO'J, t.i Amelia \. Kent, a daiigli- 
ter of the Hon. Camaliel II. Kent, one of the 
pr.imin.Mit early settlers of Chagrin Falls. Two 
chil.lreii have heeii horn of this union, dean 
an.l Cussie. Dr. Coleman has always had a 



Kven when yet a h.iy he ])rovide.l to 
lome hefore his marriage. His present 



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dun.', l.S(;2. 
In his 'religi..u- faith the l)..ct.,r a-lheres lo 
Ih,' l.'achin,-s".d- tin: Di,-cipl.' Chur.di, an.l has 
li.'cna /..■alous lal,..r.'r in tli.' .-alls., of his Master, 
in Cl,'\.d:ui.l, ('..llainer, W ilhiughby, Mentor, 
.Miins.ui, (diesler, Uussell, Chagrin Falls, etc. 
In leslimony ..f his lah.,rs as a'.diur.di ollicial, 
IV.. m ISi;:; l., IS'.li, Ih.' Discipl.^ church ul 
l'ha..rin Fall.-, .,f which he i.s a memli.'r, in 



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Dcceinlier, 18!I3, pivsontcd I )r. Coleman witli 
ail elegiUlt n-old-lieuded cane as a token n\' their 
appreciation of tlie zeid li(> liad slujwn in tlie 
eanse of llie cdunvli. Im,,- all l,i> servi.v. in 
the •■au.e ofrelicnnn he ha. never reCeivetl any 



lived with his fath<-r until the hitter's deatli, al'tor 
wliieh]ielo(d;eharireor the farm. In iMUlie re- 
moved t,,.la<d<s,m caMinty, .Miehi-an, u-li,.re liu 
di.d in IS7;i. His widow -till re-ides al the,dd 
home.M, ad in thai, eonnt^, aovd seventy six years. 



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the warnu'st ardor. In all the walks ,d' life Ir 
has h<,rne liiliisell' with strict, inteo-rity and 
(lionity that have ooinnianded the respect am 
confidence of every class of citizens. 



A. iMIXKU, one of lh,> leading farmers of 
this locality, was horn in iioyalton town- 
ship, Cnyahooa county, Ohio, May II, 
1840. a son of I). A. Miner. 'I'lie latter's father, 



V. \. .Miner, the sid.jecl (,f this sket.di, re- 
niained on the home faian until ninetiiui years 
id' aoe, and then learned the trade of pla-ferer. 
After his marriac-e he locafeil near where he now 
live, in Koyalton township, Cuyahooa c,(..nnty, 
and, with the e\cepti,,n nf three yeai-:. .-pent in 



i:rc,d.>vil]e township, 1 
ever since. ^Ir. Min,.| 
in ISSl, where he is e 

"^the pa,-t live^. 



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John ]\liner, cnnie toCuyaho-a c.uniy tr,.ni i ha. heeii a 1 ife-lon- Kepuhliean, and ha- h.dd I 



Genesee county, ^'ew 'l' 



,t lS;i-J, where in.portant p 






ho ])iirchased eighty acres of woode<l .land, pay- nine; 



iiig $10 jw :icre, and iinincdiately began 



.lanuary 3, lHr,'J, Mr. Miner was 



ing iiis place. His death occurred at this place niai-idage wdtli I'deanor Wilcox, wl 



in 1S40. Tlis wife afterward died at the lionie 
of her children in ]\ricliigan. Daniel A. Miner 
was marrie.l in Xew York to l^hel.e Williams, Wilcox, the f 



uid the la 
The W 

dlllK'tts, , 



ly w( 



and they had one child when they locate.l 

Ohio. She married Washington Taylor, a 

died in Koyalton township. After coming 

thisStateon,' ,-,.,,1 waslMua. to .Mr. and M r>. iMTner, w 

]liram, nowa farmer in South J)akota. The 

wife and mother died in Ohio, and the father 

afterward married S,ai-ah Francis, a native ol iioy- 

alton, and a daughter ..fTh,)mas Francis, one of 

the early pioneers of this locality. To this union I Kdwin Wilcox had. the lollowing childre 

were horn nine cliildren, as lollows: I'hehe, wife , Ileniy, who rlied at (ii-afton. West Virgin 

of Charles Canlield,of I'.recksville township. 



Koyalton township, Cuyahoga cmnty, duly',), 

ls;57, a .laughter of Kdwin and dane (Coates) 

•e u\' Ma.s-.achu-etts 

c.mntv, New York. 

fro,,," Holly, Massa. 

he,v with ,.x.m and wagon, an.l 

III th.' road,. •ampiiig out at night. 

After marriage Kdwin Wili-ox located in liia-.d.s- 

ville township, Cuyahoga county, Ohio, ami his 

fall, ."r in-law, dohn Coates, was ,,ne of tl„> early 



rs .d' Koyalt. 



ishin. Mr. and M. 



(M, 



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county; Y. A., .uir suhjcct; W. 1!., ..f dacks.,n | Kl 



county, ]\ncl,igan; l'.et,-ey danc, decease 
Jack.soii county" was th.. wife <d' J,d,n H 
Loraine, who married Ivlwar.l Idaekmore, 
.'dsoilie.l in fh.at State ; S.hh.n Kenj.amin, 
i.leiils,dMa,d.-„,n,-oiinly, ,M i.di igaii ; 1 ..,t I !,■, wi f.. ' II, iSS( 

of Kdwar.l Klacki -e ;'and Ch.arle., ol'd a.d.s.m, j th.^ Fiv. 

Michigan. .\fl,a-. liiig to Ohio, 1 )ai,i,l Miner '■ Min.M-h 



\'alt.ui townsliip; and 
ije.-t. Mr. \Vilc..x lol- 
I l.,wc.l the .■arpenter'str.ade during his a.Mive lite, 
j and many of the la,-gv warel,o„s..s .d' Ch^vclaud 
! weiv ere.'l,..! l,y him. His .K-atl. ...■ciriv.l duly 
! 1 1, IST'.t, and I'li- wile suiviv.al iinlil Noveiulier 



diiir.di. Mr.; 
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(Mii.'a-o aiwl St. I.oiii. l:;,ilix,;ul; l...ttir M., un- Wliilc ii, M a.~uehii-rl t-, Mr. i'V>rd-s family was 
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Mr. and Mrs. Miner arc nKMnl.crs ..f thr i'rcr-. , Cnllun ilryant and 



will liaptist CiuHvii, in which tii,. former hi.ld 
the puHliui, ,,r Dear, u,d has hr,-,, Siipcrin 

lie IH one.d' thr h'adiiij^ citizens of the towi 
shi|., has takci, an acti\c interest in the in,|.r..vt 

snected hy all uh,, kn.uv him. 



()1;.\(:K FORI), <,f Cleveland, wa. 1m, rn 
in Ciimmincten, llamp^hiri. cniiuty, 
11 ^[a.-sachll.sett>, Oetuher :i2, IS^'iJ, a .-on 
of Cyrns and ( 'laris^a (\Vliitmar,sli) Ford, 
natives ah-o of that |,lace. (Jynis and his .-on 
Ileratio came in a -lei.^h fnnn Ma.ssachnsetts to 
Oliiu in ls:i7. Cyi-iis Kurd ami his wife visited 
relativ,..-, in .Michigan dnrin-' the winter, and 
then h.cated in .Massillnn, this State, wlieie he 
en;^ae;ed in raJMii- midhcrri..s and Mlk-werms. 

Cleveland in 1841, where .Mr. F,n-d liatched 
1,500,001) silk-worms, hut never siic.'ecded in 
.retting a coc(H,n, the reas.m heinc- uttrihnti'd to 
the .dim.ale. In the fall ,.f lS-11 he pureha.seil 
lOU acres ef lan.l on the north side ..f Ku.did 

which he paid Sl^ per acre. lie al.so InMieht 
1(10 acres at the same linu; on MayfKdd street, 
south of (iarlield monnment, payinn; ^IV, per 
acre. At one time he devoted eiehteeii acre- to 
watermelons. In 1852 Mr. Funl gave the farm 
to his s,,n Horace, hut remained there until his 
death, in 1S(]4, at the age (jf s.^venty-four years. 
His wih> survive.l unliri871, d_\ing at the age 
of eighty-two yeai-s. They had six sons, 
Horace, Horatio C. (.leeeased in ISTC), ll.mry, 
Francis, Lewis W. an.l (ieorge (who died in 
iidancy). Mr. and Mrs. Ford and their two 
sons, il.M'a.'e and llorati.i, were .diarter numi- 
lii'rs of (he iMielid Avenue Cono reeal uuial 



II. L. Daw, 



Horace l'\.rd, tiie suhject of thi. sketch, 

work..! on the larm during the s mer monlhs, 

and l.aught school i,, the winter.. In C.-t.d.er, 
LSK;, hi.- di.-lrict iutrodm-ed the grade<l-s(diool 
-ystem, and he then taught in a school in th(^ 
ea-(ern pari of the city until 1851, when his ■ 
he.illh failed. In .Xovemher, of that year, he 
taught in Ohio City. In 1852 Mr. Ford took 
cliai-ge of hi- father's farm, (Hi whi(di he paid a 
.leht ,,f Sl.liOO, also taught in District No. 2 
until ISti.-), and then engag(;d in market garden- 



11,' -old h.rt' 



the Hi 



property 



for Sl.OOO an acre in April, 18'Ji, the same 
land having heen purchased in 1844 for !?16 
|.er acre. Mr. Ford still owns a lot, 800 .x (JOO ^ 
feet, wdiere lie has a eomtbrtahle residence, and 
other desirahle propert}'. Ford I'lacc, on 
Kuclid avenue, was named in h(Mior of his 
father. Helore the war Mr. Ford served as ; 
conductor on the underground railr,.ad 

He was married in 1852, and had six chil- 
dren, two of whom, Ida and James, died of 
malignant dysentery in September, 1864, tlie 
the former aged (^iglit years, and the latter eight ' 
month-. They died within three hours of each ' 
other, and wc^re huried in the same casket. 
The remaining children are: Mary, wife of 
.le=.-e II. Fay, an attorney of this city, and they ' 
have two sons, lloi'a.-eaml Thomas; Nellie L.. : 
wife of A. M. .\ltou, also of ( Cleveland, and they 
have one son, (ieorge; Arthur 11., engage.l in 
gardening; aiul the youngest child died in 



hmcy. The wi 



Iher deoarted th 



life in Maivh, 1S77, at the age of f.u'ty-eight 
years. In Fehrnary, IsSO, m7. For.l married 
Miss Mary C., a daughter uf W ll<,vey, of 
Cleveland.' She died of ap,)plexy in December, 
1883, and he afterward married Miss Kliza 
Talbot, a .laughter of ,1. T. Talbol, also of this 
city. Mr. ford, Mrs. .1. D. l:ennelt, Mrs. 
ll.natio Ford and Mr-. I'di/.ubetb Ingvr.s.d (of 



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CVYAIIOGA COUNTY. 



Detroit.) jire tlio only surviving cliarter niemhers 
of tiic Euclid A\LMnie Cuiigi-egiitional (Miurch. 
Since 1841 j\lr. Ford has taught a class in tlie 
Sinidaj'-sciiool, wliicli now iiunihei's thirty nieni- 
hers; in 1853 liowas a|)|)ointud a Deacon in the 
s KCcretary of the I'.o- 



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.•hurrli, and has serv 
lirini.-n. iMis.sinn l;nanl since its or-anizal ion. 
In polilical nialtcrs, lii> liist vote was cabt For 
.lames (1. Hirney in IS 11, voted with the 
Liheiiy party until IS-tS, ami since that time 



a Uepul. 



Ml 



il is one of th 



oldest representatives of one of the oldest, most 
favoi-alily known and highly respected families 
in the city. 



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II. (;[,AKIJX, a farmer of Uoyalton 
township, was 1 



this 1,1 



place, ^May 



Mav IG, 



lS2r,, a son of William tl.allin, a native 
of llan.M.ck county. \'erm<int. I le was a farmer 
hy occii])ation, and was a soldiei- in the war of 
1S12, particii)atin^r i,, the battle of I'lattshurg. 
j\rr. Clallin was marrii'd in his native State to 
Anna Ahhol, a native of Vermont, and in iSl'J 
they located in Uoyalton township, Cuyahoga 
counly, Ohio. Their family at that time con- 
sisted' of the following chiMren: Daniel I!., de 
cea>ed in this township, at the age of eighty-si.x 
years; Amanda, married William Ferris and 
died in ioiyallon in ISSt; yidmiit, decea.sed at 
the age of tweuty-toui- years; William A., a 
carjienter hy oceu]iati(ni, died in ]\I i(dni.ran ; and 
Timothy I'., who di.Ml in Vennontville, .■\richi- 
(^an, and wa^ luirird in (Camden township, Lo- 
rain county, Ohio. Mr. C ' 
small farm of wooded land. 
SeptemherO, 1827, hy fever contracted while j 
working on the Ohio camil, tlu^n in the course 
of construction from Clevoland to Akron. lie j 
was huried in I'ritcli.ar.l ccnu'tery, Uoyallon j 



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y.d- Mr. and Mrs. 
•icd M,uTick I'or- 
ip, l.orain,-„unty, 



wifoof Almon Graves; Orson 11,, our subj(^et; 
an.! Loyal 1 1., a hirmer and orain specuhitor, 
died in Minnesota. At hib death, the hither 
left a widow an. I nine chil.lren, an.l the ni.ither 
snccee.le.l in kecpiiio- the smaller ..lies at h.,ni.^, 
supp.,rtinn' I hem hy weaving an.l spinning. The 
m..th..r .li.'.l 0.-,t.,h.-r It, iSol, and was l.niie.l 
hy the si.l.' ..f her hushan.l. 

O. II. Clallin, the sul.ject of this sketch, re- 
maine.l al. home until ahout eighl years .if age, 
after whhdi he worke.l lor his h,,ar.i loi' William 
Ferris ten years. He never wore shoe.s until 
after his eighth year, his feet having heen iiro- 
tected hy sacks during the winter! After leav- 
ing the home of Mr. Ferris, he sccure.l a 
contract to clear ten aciv> of liml.cr Ian. I for 
$100. Mr. Clallin then atten.Ie.l the Ui.dilield 
select school, where he tilte.l himself for teach- 
ing, and f..)llowe.l that occujjation a niimhcr of 
years in (hiyahoga .■oiinty. In iSoO he hegan 
work at ihe carpenter's tr.adi; in Wis.'.jiisin, and 
after returning to this c.junty h.cate.l on his 
farm. In the spring of l.SoD jMr. Clallin came 
to his present farm of 155 acres in Uoyalton 
township, which he has cleare.l, an.l put under 

eral farming, he has al.so d.uie much w.,rk at'tl.e 
carpenter's tra.le in his neighhorho..il. In po- 
litical matters, he is a stanch Rejuihlican, has 
served as Trustee and Assess.ji', an.l is well 
posted on th.' g.uieral i.-.sues of the .Lay. 

Mr. Clallin was married in Wiscm.in, June 
2G, 18r,0, to I'ermelia Smith, an.l they had one 
child, Thomas .M., a memher of the " Xor.lberg 
Manufa.'tiiring C.nnpany, .,f .Milwaukee Ko- 
vemherH, LS51.in St r.uigMd lie, Ohio, our subject 
was unilc.l in marriage with Mariah S. Er.-.well, 
who was born in L..n.hm, Fnglan.l, July 17, 
18;i3, a .laughter of Charl.'S an.l .Mary Ann 
(Snow) Ki>well, wh.. came to America in l83:i. 
While cr.issing the ..cs.n Mrs. Clallin be.'ame 
sick, an.l, thinking luu- .lea.l, the Captain (U-- 
dered her tlir..wn'^overl,..ar.l, bill lli.^ in..tlier 
b,.gge.l t.i k.H'p b.u- a b-w miuiil.'s K.nger, ami 
sh.. reviv.Ml! Afl.'r sp.m.ling a >U<r\ lim.; in 
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CUTMIOnA COUNTY. 



i\rrs. Clatlin liave I, mi the Inlluwiiif^r clnl.lrfn : 
iKji-a, at home; Oarri,-, wife of John llailej, of 
I'.rooklyii villane, Cuyalioga county; Arthur II., 
a fanner of Koyaltoii townsliip; Otto II., at 



TV L. KNAIIFF, a iinitninentlire-hrirkali.l 
IV rlay dealer of Newl.nr^-, Ohi,,, .h.te> his 
/ ^ liirth ill New V,,rk .■ity, Septemher 10, 
■ ls-f2. Ill IMi) his falli'er, I'. ,1. Knaulf, 

came we-t and M'tth...] on a farm in Ciiyaho-a 
county, Ohio, and on thi-^ farm the suh'jert of 
our >ketch orew to nianhoo.L 

July in, 1861, young k'nauff entered the 
service of the I'nited States (4ovej-niiieiit as a 
teamster in an ammunition train. lie reiiiainoii 
in tliis service until some time in Octol.er fol- 
lowinn-, when he eiilistinl in (\,mpany K', Third 
.\ew'v<.rk Cavalry, and was mustered in at 
Darnestown. ^laryhmd, .mi the ITlliof the same 
month. \\\< r.miman.l lormod a part of the | 
.\rmy of the l'..tuinae ainl lirM met the enemy I 
at Hall's rdulV. Followino- is a li.-t of en-aue- [ 
meiitsin \vhi(di .Mr. K'naiilf partieipated dnrilig | 
the war: 

1 Sr;i.— IJall's niulf, ( )ctober 21 ; near Kdwards' 
Ferry, October 22,— bolii in Vir^nnia. 

lSi;2.~Near Winchester, March 7; Win- 
chester, March 10; Shemindoali valley, April 
8.— all three in Virginia. The following in | 
Nortl, Carolina: Houghton .Mills, Aprir2T: 
near Fryaiit Clinrch, May 7; near Tienton 
liridge. ".May 15; Trenton Oreid;, May 30; 
(iivemille road, May 31 and June 2; Trenton 
creek, dune o, 24, and .Inly 10; I'.dlorksvijle, 
.luly2o; Mill creek, J uly "20; Vonng's ( 'ros.. 
Uoads, duly 27; K'ingston roa<I, xVugtist (i ; 
Neuse river road, Au;j;ust 20; Washington, Sep- 
tember and 7; 'IVentoii ertiek, September '.i; 
Washington, October 7; I'nngo cieek, October 
2'J; Rowles' mills, jSovember 2; near Washing- 
ton, November 3; Tarbcno, November o ; 
nachelder's creek, November 11; Core cre.dc, 
November IS; King.ston road, DecembiT 11; 



Wise's Cro.ss lioads, December 12; South West 
creek, De.'ember 13; King.-.t,.n, December 14; 
(Joldsboro, December 15; Olive Station, De- 
ceinlier 10; Dudli'V, December 17. 

lsr;3.— Core ,Teek, January 8; rollocksviUe, 
January 17; near Trenton. January 18 and I'J; 
near Jacksonville, J anuary 20; Sandy Uidge, 
February l.'i; near New JJerne, February 27; 
Skeet .^iil|s, .Man-li 3; Swan's (juarters, .A[arch 
1; near Do\ er, .Mar.di 0; V,.ung's Cross Heads, 
March 7; near New Feme, AlaTch 13 and 14; 
AVashington, Mai-ch 30; White F.uk, April 3; 
(.um Swamp, April 4; Swift creek, April 8; 
llionnt cre.ds, Apiad 'J; Flounfs milU, A pril U; 
Deleter's mills, April 10; railroad crossing of 
Coal creek, April 17 and 18; Big Swift creek, 
Ajiril 19; Sandy Eidge, April 20; Wise'a Cross 
Roads, Ajiril 28; near Core creek, April 29; 
Core creek, April 30; Fvans' mills, May 5; 
Stony creek. May 7; (ium Swainj), May 22; 
Fachelder's creek, .May 23; Washiiigt.,n, May 
24; Jacksonville, MayV.O; I'lynioiil li,"j nne uf; 
Core creek. June 17 and IS; 'j'rent,.,,, July 3; 
llalLsville, July 4; lu'iiyonsville, July 5; War- 
saw, July 9; Swift Creek, July IS; Greenville, 
July 19; Kocky Mount stati.m, July 20; Tar- 
boro, July 21; Street's Ferry, J uly 22; Pollocks- 
ville, July 20; near New lierne, October 7; 
Camden CJourt House, October 15; Dismal 
Swamp, November 3. 

1804.-111 A'irginia; AValbridge, :\ray 5; 
Stony (.Ireek station. May 7; Nottaway bridge, 
May's; W h itebi'idge, .May 9; ClinladJpot, ]\Fiy 
14; IJelcher's Mills, ^lay LO; near Hatcher's 
Knn, June 2; near Feter.sburg, J une 10; assault 
on I'etersburg, June 15; Danville Railroad. 
June 22; Stanton Railroad bridge, June 25; 
Roanoke river, June 20; Reams' Station, June 
29; Deep Jiottom, July 20 and 29; Malvern 
Hill, August 1; Yellow Tavern on the Weldon 
Railroad, August 19; Reams' station, August 
21 and 25; Fee's milfs, ,\ ugust 31; and Jern- 



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•lino-. II,. (Icci.lrd lo fulloW the .IllUlCS 
river ;iii.l liK.kc ;ni ,-lluM t., r.-:,.-l, the Kcderul 
lines liel.iw Kielinion.). Durin-- llie day l>c 
lay hi, Men ami al iii-hl th.ate.l ,.ii a )..- d.iwii 
th'e river, 'l'hu^ li.' spent eighteen days and 
waslinally pieked up hy a I'nion l.uat. His 
term , .F e'nl i.lnieni, l,ei nj^ expired, he Canie ha.d. 



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ycr(i;eant and finally Captain, hut Im nevei' ha<l 

The lirst three years after his return from the 
army Mr. Knautr was enga-ed in the biiteher 

hiisiness. He next l.eeani..( neeted with tlie 

well kmiwn Inmhei- lirm of liell, (Jartwjieht tV; 
('i)Mipany, with whieli he i-eniaincd seven years. 
After that he turned his attention to the tire- 

hriek and elay lin-ino... Tlie lir f whieh he 

is now a mend.er, Wrioht \'. Knanlk, was funned 
in ISTS. \\hen I\l r. K naulF sueeei'ded .Mr. Ale.\- 
auder, who ha.i helpe(l to estahlish the yard in 
1S7 1. The name niven the plant is The Cleve- 
land Diamond !''ire-l!i'ick AWjrks. Thoy occupy 
a tract of sewral aci'e.s in the southern part of 
the city, on the liiu' cd' the ( Ih.veland & I'itts- 
hur^r ilailroad, which i> improved witli sub- 
stantial huildinos and supplied witli modern 
nia.diinery and appliances. The main l.uiKlino; 
is i;.") \ IH) feet, with .an annex of do .x 40 fccL 



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eity of r)(),0()0 hri(d.. 'jdie |ii'oduel eon>ists of 
tire brick bir all pnrpuM-, includin- cupola.?, 
funuices, ar(di wm'k, etc., and the linn is able to 
accomuKidate |)ati'ons with any special fi.irm en- 
style of work, lloth .Mr. KnuuU' and Mr. 
WriL^d.t are practical and experienced men in 
the business. 

Mr. Knanlf'.^ father is a nativ(. of (Jerniauy, 
but h.as been a, roideiit nf .\meriea since iSiJO. 

I'or twelve ye.M- lu^ nude his 1 e in New 

York .■ity and vunnily. lie is;, nutn of fanuly, 
lii.^ children I.ein- as bdh.ws: .Aunn.sia, wib^ (d' 
lleniy Trcdin, .d" 1 n,lepcn<lcn,M., Ohio; .\ . I,.; 
,\nna', de.-e.aMMl wif,. .d' d.din I ). I'lvans; Theo- 
dor.' K,, of .\llanl;i. Ceornia; and Ameli;., wife 
of K. I». I.erche. 



Mr. A. !.. Knaulf has been luurried three 
linu-s— lirst, Septendier 1, 18(i8, to a .Mrs. 
Swart/., who died December 211, ISO'J, leaving 

( chil.l, Marie; secon.lly, .November 2:i, 1872, 

to Kmma Krehbiel, who' died June 12, 18S5, 
with,,ut issue; and thirdly, Marcdi 13, 1881), to 
Mrs. I,,ds Kstcrbrook. 

He is a member (d' Mem<.rial i'ost, Ko. 1-il, 
(;. A. U.; (d' the II. V. I'., {'. V. L., i'riboners 
.d' War, Loyal Leoion and the Cavalry Associa- 



lailiK.X (iA'I'KS was born in ISn.oklyi 



p< ("uyahoea county, Aun;ust )>.[), Is21. 
Jl >-\ His father wa< the late d'en-mi.ah (iatc>, 
^ who w.as one <d- the very earlii>t s.tttlers 

,.f ("uyaho-a county, born in ('.,nneclicut about 
171M, and came fr.mi Delhi, New York, in the 
year 1815, to iirooklyn, travelino; on foot for 
the purpose of exaniining the country. He was 
satisfied with tlu^ country ami returned to Delhi, 
where he nuirried I'liebe Doming. The youna 
couple journeyed to (biyaho-a county, making 
the trip with a horse and wagou to liullalo and 
thence t,. (Mevel.an.l by way of Lake Kne. For 
two years after this Air. (late,, was (unployed in 
a sawmill, an.l in IHl'd assisted his bi'other Na- 
thaniel in the erection of a sawmill at what is 
now km.wn a. Five Mile Lock. In 1S20 he 
pui-chased a I'ai-ni in Lrooklyn tc.iwnship, wlieie 
he continued to live until his death, which 
occurred in IMO. His wife pas.sed away twelve 
years later. They had bmr children,"- -John, 
Matihia. loMiben and (diaries. Joliu <lied when 
.seven ymv^ old. .Matihia, wife of Isaiah Fish, 
was th(. lirst whiti^ child born in llrooklyn. 
She died in Ibooklyn wlum about thirty-three 
y,.ars .d' ao... Charh^s roides in Lr.MJdyn. 

Keuben Cat.', w,,.. rcNOvd in llrook lyu, where 
he lived till ISo:;, with the ex.vpti.ui <d' two 
years, whi.di In^ spent in Wellington, Ohio, 
wh.i'e his father built a saw an.l orist mill, lie 



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CUYAHOGA COUNTY. 



tcT of Waitstill and Lydia (Ilemlrick) Avery. 


ord(^r. II(i is vice-president of the Short Elec- 


Mrs. Av,.|-y died in W,-t Stockbrido;,., M,r-.sa- 


tric liailway Company of Ch^veland, and is 


(dilisctts. IIlt liiislmiid dird in WLdlingtoli, 


thoroughly ideutitied witii tiie tle\('lojiment of 


Ohio, in (),.t,.l.cT, isir,. They liad tlirec cliil- 


tla^ system whiidi lieai'S his name and whoso 


divii, (.r wlinni Mis. Catos was llio second, -.'^he 


sudden lase into m;trke(! popularity stands as 


was l.niii in WVst Sl.M-kl, ridge, An^rust 11, ISIil. 


tlie btrongest eviilence of its excellence. lie luiB 


Mr. and Mr-,. (\-a\vu h.av.^ one <lann;lilcr, l.ydia 
A., I...rn in Mnnddyn, N'oveinl.er 22, IHIT.. 


been untiring ami |)rogre.ssi ve as an inventor 
ami jjcrKonally i> a woiker of the most pro- 


In IS.-j:; ,Mr. dates .settled in Parma towu- 


nounced type, wdiile to his faithful industry and 


sliip, wlie're he ereeleil a steam sawmill and con- 


tireless jjatieuce, combined with his native 


tinueil to i-eside nntil November, 1870, wdicn 


genius, may his notable success be; ctuisistently 


li(! sold liis farm and mill and removed to Cleve- 


ascribed. 


land, ( )lii(j, remaining in the city eight years. 


]\Ir. Short was l)orn ;it Columbus, Ohio, in 


Dnring that time he, in connection with his 


1858, one of the live children of dohn and Kli/.a 


hrother, l.nilf the Star Klevator in ("leveland. 


Shoi-t. Ilis fathiu' was concerned with railroad- 


in 1S7S he was ohliged to take hack his farm, 
and so returned to it, where he has since re- 


ing ent(!rprises, ha\'ing bc^en fcu' live years 
suiierintendiuit id' the Miami Railroad. He w:is 


sided. He owns 1:;n, acres, and has erected a 


aftei'wai-il engaged in the manufacture of geii- 


line ^ystem of buildings, ^[r. (iates was the 


enral machinery and gained considerable promi- 


jiioneer in using natural gas in the house, drill- 


nence in (hat field of endea\-or, operating one of 


ing a l,()(H)-f,H,t W..11 as early as 1802, which 


the largest machine shops in the caj.ital city of 


has furnished gas ibr heating, cooking, ligliting 
and powei- to blow a steam whistle for calling 


the State, wliei-e he is now living a retii'ed life. 
He was boi'n in England in 1825, coming to 


hii-ed helj) on the farm to their meals. 

Mr. (iates has filled tiu. otHce of Justh'Cof 


America at the age of twenty yi^ars. He and 
his wife are communicants ami devoted mem- 


the I'e.ace, an.l als,, that cd' Township Trnstee. 


bers of the Protestant Episcopal Church. 


He formerly voted with the Ilepuldican party, 


All'orded o.xcellent educational advantages 


but is now a Prohibitionist. 


and po.ssossed of a natural mechanical taste, our 


II(! has led an acfi\e life and has done his 


subject very early in life, even when a boy in 


pai-t in impro\ing the community where ho 


kilts, became interested in electricity. JHs 


lives. 


mother states that one rainy day she found him 




in the yard, hohling the uppei' part of a scu-erod 
lightning roil away from the lower and watch- 
ing the ])lay of electricity acrtiss tlui inter\'ening 


Q: IDNKV llOWK SFJOPT.- There is un- 


^, doubfedly no one line id' material progress 


space. He ])rosecuted his stmlies in tluM!a|)i 


"W along which so varied and brilliant ad- 


tal I'niversity and later in theOhio State 


vances hav(! l)een made within the ]ia,-,t decade 


Pnivei-sity, graduating at the lattei- in 1880, 


and a half as that .d' the practical ap].li('ation of 


after fiv(^ years of study. 11 is graduation was 


electric force, and there must naturally be u 


delayed one yeai-, owing to the fact that he 


])articulai- interest atta(diing to those men who 


Idled the position of laboratory director in the 


liy their study and experiment have lent th(dr 


institution during tlie first year o\ the absence 


aid to the magnilicent movement. lie wdiose 


of Prcd'essor .Mendenhall, wdio had aci;epted a 


name initiates this i-e\iew has been an ai-deut 


call to tlie University of Tokio, Japan. 


worker in the electrical (iehl and ha.s accom- 


While a boy in seliocd it is woi-thy of note 


plish, 'd nimdi, bringing to bear .a thorough 


that Mr. Short nnuiifesled a ,|nite divide.l in- 


'^nowled^e of both tlu'orelieal ami jpi'^'l-'i-'l 


(diiiation to neglect other work than that per- 



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taining to electricity, and liis time out ut' tcliool 


almost his entire time, day and night, in the 


was pusscii in coiitii\iiic); uni(jue devices l'i-oia 


laboratory with i'rofessor Mendenhall, who has 


old win, and lmltori,.s wide!, I,c |,und,ascd fruni 


long since gained recognition as (jiie id' the most 


the \\\->Wvn Inion '|\.lcgra|,h ('(inipany. Ail 


able and |,opular scientists in lln^ I'nion. 


iIk' niuncy lie conld earn in an incidental way 


After giaduation .Mi\ Shoil went, at thi^ end 


lie dellected toward |inreliases in llie line men- 


of the sumnu-r \acation, to the t.'olm-ado State 


tioned and his iiiovidous a|)|ilianees were didy 


llniversily at Denver, and there became \ ice- 


in.-innated into the (hjnieslic ecoiioniie,-. of Ida 


|jre.^ident of the institution and j.rofessor of 


home. At one tiiin_t all the lion,-o (docks were 


chemistry and physics. lie held the c.mibined 


connected hy a device by which they could he 


chairs for a period of two years, liy which time 


woniul simultaiieonsly fi'Om one ])lac^^ This 


the wmk had so increase(l in extent as to i-ender 


a|i|iliance was retained lint il a stroke of light- 


im|]erati\e the securing (d' an assistant. In his 


ning mined it and at the same tinje all the 


work I'roh'ssor Short attained no little prond- 


clocks. A system of electidc hurglar alarms 


nence, ami his connection with the university 


was extended through the house and served to 


residted in nundi jiermanent bemdlt to the insti- 


ci'eate no little excitement on seve.ral occasions, 


tution, contributing greatly to its prestige and 


Ihonoh its etliciency was ne\ei- tested, save 


sub>tantial ad\anceirieiit. He resigned the 


inadvertently hy mendier.. of the family or hy 


chair of (diemistry in I^Sij. .\'(jt withstanding 


frieii.ls. At one time the young man 'had his 


the manilol.l demands placed upon his time and 


hed decorated with telegraiih sounders, attacdied 


attention he had in the meanwhile woi'ked up 


to the head and foot Ijoards, with wires running 


his plan for an electric, I'ailway, constructing 


into the room through the windows. 


his first road, a single track with tuiai-outs, in 


AVhile attending the Centenrdal I'^xposition in 


the lai-ge basement of the university building. 


187(1, he carefidly examined the Hell telephone 


The miniature systmn was put into operation in 


(d' that date and di.cvered that he had already 


the spring (jf iSS.'j, and by its novelty attracted 


construeled, in the laliorator) of the Ohio Stale 


many visitoi's. It is safe to say that iinndreds 


Univer^ify, a dc\dce which emhodied jiractically 


of peojile in Denver were transported i-(jund 


the sanK! prinidples. His ajjjiaratus, howex'cr, 


and round the old basement of the uni\crsity in 


had heen utili/.ed mercdy h)r the transirdssiou of 


the crowded car operated hy the iirst Short 


sound, ami jirohahly no attempt was e\ei- nnide 


motors. ]\Ii'. Short wcjund both the motcjrs and 


to transnut articulate speech hy its medium. 


the dynuino in tlii^ laboratory, doing the work 


On his return fi'om J'hiladelphia to Columbus 


himself. 


ho perfected and patented a lonir-distanee tele- 


\\\ 1885 ins interest in practical electric rail- 


jihone transmitter, which patent was suljse- 


way work and his coniidence tliat he could suc- 


(juently sold to the fiold Stock Telegraph Com- 


ceed in the same proved sufliciently potent to 


pany. Later on lie secured letters patent upon 


induce him to resign his positicui at thc! uni- 


an original ty|)e of arc lamj) (patent No. 


versity. He immeiliatidy comnuuiced woi'k 


29, Olio), but no use was e\ei' made k\ tln^ in\en- 


upon a surface road (-(jiiduit system on Tremont 


tion. The fasciiuition exei-(dsed o\'er him by 


sti'eet, in Den\e,r. His next work was in the 


I'njfessur Mendeidiall, by reason of the hitter's 


laying of an electric line, built with a comluit 


ability and enthusiasm, caused Mr. Shoii to 


on iMftcenth street, running lo Capitol hill in 


continue his reM'ar(dies and experiments at the 


one dii-ection and to North Deii\ er in amjther. 


State l!ni\'ei-sity after the pi'id'essur had ac- 


The road, .lespite the almo>t insujicrable ob- 


cepted the idiaii- (d' physics in that institution. 


stacles o])[)osing the operation of a conduit sys- 


A higher opportunity was thus ullorded him for 


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now known as the Denver Tniniway Conipiiny, 
series motors being utilized. Tiie success of the 
series motors in connection witli the conduit 
system, wliile oncouraniiiff to l\rr. Short us an 
electrician, was of Udi sullicicnl iiii|iortance to 
induce him to renuun in Denver. 

Ill 18S7 lu! returned to (^olnmhus, Ohio, and 
cntei-ed into pai'tncrshi]) with N. I!. Ahl.ott, of 
tlie Aliliott I'avin<^r ('(inijjany, one of tlie I'c^pre- 
sentativii l.usiness men of the State, thi^ lirm 
title being S. U. Siiort & Company. The tirst 
work of the firm was in the construction of a 
short line in Columbus, the trolley device bciii^f 
utilized in connection with series motoi-s ami 
practi<:ally identical appliances to those used in 
Denver. ' I^ravin- this mad partially completed 
Mr. Short went t.) St. Louis, iMiss..uri, in ISHS, 
and constructed a trolley system on South 
I'roadway. Although operated for more than 
a year with success, this system was cventnidly 
displaced by an extensive cable system which 
ramilie.l into all important (piarlei's (if the city. 
Mr. Short then went t.. Huntington, \\v>\ 
Virginia, coming to Cleveland in .Innc, IS.S'.I, 
since which time he has continued hi. residence 
in the forest City. He hei'e ori,rani/,e(l the 
company whicii beai's Ids name, the Short 
Electric Ilailway Company, tiie I'rush Electric 
Company taking a large share of the stock and 
co,.traeting to do the manufacturing. 

It is worthy of note at this junction that he 
has recently invented and pateutcMl an (dectric 
motor which .Iocs away with the ■^^ear attacli- 
m'ent to the car. Tlie device has been pla.'cd in 
jjractical use on the luudid avenue line and is a 
marked and valuable improx'ement. 

In the spring of IN'.KJ j\Ir. Short .sold bis in- 
terest in the Short Electric Railway C(nnpany 
to the Cieneral l':iectri(; Company, but ilid not 
sever his connection with the company till the 
tirst of October. In February of IS'.lf he took 
charge of the new electrical dt'partmeiit of the 
AValker ]\[auufacturing Company of t;ieveland, 
a much larger plant and one especially littcd 
for heavy machine work. They are now in tlut 
held wil'h an entir.dy new line of electric 



generatoi-s and motors for direct and alternating 
work, of any capacity de.-,ired, and Mi'. Short 
feels that he has never lieeii better prepired to 
do lir,,t-class work than at pr(^sunt. 

i\Ir. Shoi't is a Fellow of the Americiu Society 
for the Advanccnnent of Science and has tiici de- 
gree of I'.acludor of Science from the Stale 
Fniver.ily. lie i.s ident ilied with the Cleveland 
Electric, the Union and the Country Clubs, and 
was a member the Eiecti-ical (Jomniission o\ the 
AVorl.l's Colund.iun IvxpoMthni. 

I'.y his associ,,t,> and (Miiployes he is hei-l in 

is siugidarly unassuming and kindly in manner, 
and has that self-control which withstands the 
annoyances and di.app.iintments that invariably 



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.\MF.S .M. WOKTIIi.XCTON i> pn^sident 
tlui CU-.'eland Stone Comj.:my, which 

of the State of Ohio in ,luly. ISSO. it has a 
p;iid up capital of s-J, 250,0(10, an.l commenced 
busine.-^ August 1, b^St;, when it purchased the 
(juarries and business of the following concerns: 
lierea Stone Company, -I. McDermott ^t Com- 
pany, Clough S'oue Company, Woilhin,^lon & 
S.ui's, dames" .Xiclud, Xi(dioK\: Miller, C.dumbia 
Stone Com|iany, the Ohio IJuilding Stmie Com- 
pany, Ohio (iriiidMone Company, and the liei'ea 
iV- Huron Stone Company, Since that time the 
company ha^ l.ou-hl tin'' (piarries ,,f b. H;,l,|c- 
man .V S,m, Atlantic St,. lie Coiiijiany, l.ak(. 
Huron Stone Company and several smaller con- 
cerns. For all,, lit a year aft.n- its organization 
the billowing were its',, 111, 'ers: William McDer- 
niott, president; .1. AF Worthiiigl,,ii, vice-presi- 
dent; Ceorg.. 11. W.iilliingtoii, secretary and 
treasurer; aiul daiinvs Xichob F. M. Stt.irns ami 
Micha,'! ,M,-I),.rm,itl, Miperiiitemlents. in the 
latter pirl .,r lSS7 th,' .Me l)erin,,tts ami Mr. 
Sl,'anis r,'lire,l fr,.m the compmiy aii,l >iiice that 
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CUYAIWOA COUNTY. 



(lout, wliilu .lulin III! 


itiiiji^lon who died in 


lU boilers, lU engines, 12 (dianneling machines, 


1S!J2 was vice-|iivsi.k. 


it until his death, and 


IS steam drills, 11 steam pumps, ti grindstone 


tlKMi Ik- wassiu-CMMlr.l 1 


y.l. \. I'aintcr. (ieoroy 


turning latiies, 1 saw-mill, containing (3 gangs 


I!. \\'oiiliiiint(in is sccic 


ary and treasurer, while 


of saws, 1 containing IS gimgs and another con- 


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1 superintendent, ('. W. 
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laiiiiiig lo gangs (ten of Ihese gangs luuo screw 
feeds ami the rest box-balance feeds), 1 forty-six 


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(jlliccs (if tliu (•oiii|i;iiiy ;ii 
iiiir, (JluveliUid, Oliid, ; 


tivasiinr. The General 
.■inllH- Wil.hire Ihiild- 
\\i\ there are employed 


turbine water wheel, 1 grimlstone frame factory, 
complete electric light |)laiit for illumiiiating all 
the mills at night, and a large machine shop, 


twenty-e.iyht persons, 


mdudine- cashier, [uir- 


containing lathes, planers, shapers, etc. 


cluisiiig anviits, uccouiiti 


nts, hill clerks, stenog- 


At West View, Ohio, on tiie main line of the 


raphers, telegrajili oper 


itors, city agents, etc. 


" ]!ig Four" and ahout fourteen miles west of 


The I!l'I'cu (|iiarries w 


ere lirst opcaied in ls;]G. 


(Cleveland, is situated quarry Mo. 2, wliich was 


For ten or lil'trLMi years 


lolliing hut grindstones 


opened about 1874. Here the company owns 


were proiliiced. The 1 


iiHiiess has steadily in- 


twenty-three acres, of which two acres have been 


creased ever since, until 


it the present time they 


(piarried out U) tlie d(-ptli of thirty-tive feet. 


lire tlie laririist sandst(jiie (|iiarries in America. 


The depth of rock is about sixty-three feet. 


Ill J 871 tliere were alx, 


It lilteiMi ilHrcrent com- 


The product of this (jiiarry consists of grind- 


paiiies erMaH^i;d in the li 


i^in^-ss, and in 1 hat year 


stones ii-eil ill tJK- niaiiiifacliire of plows, files, 


tiiey were all iner-red ii 
paiiy with tlu^ exeepti 


Ihe r.erea Stmie ("om- 
m of .1. McDurmott \-, 


etc. There are employed in this ipiarry lifty 
men, who operate Weil eipiijiped macliinei-y for 


Company: these two roi 
of all the availal.lc (p 


ccrns, becoming owners 
any pnipei'ty in Herea, 


quarrying. 

At (!olumbia, Ohio, tlie company have their 


cunliniied in hu.-im^ss u 


itil the (Jh'Veland 8tone 


quarry Mo. 8. 'I'liis quarry was opened about 


(Jompany was fiu'mcd. 


and bought them out. 


1870, and here the company owns ahout 105 


Since that time the hitte 


• has purchased tifty-six 


acres, of which two acres have been worked out 


acres of rpiarry land tin 
pre\ioasly i|uarrii,'d. 'J"l 


t adjoins the property 
e Cleveland Stone Com- 


to a deptii of about fifty feet, and the depth of 
the rock is about seventy-five feet. Here are 


[lany now operate ei^ht 
I'uili'oad tra(d<s rnnniim- i 


(piurries at licrea, with 
itoaINd- thiMii. Within 


employed eighty-five men. 

(Quarry No. -fissituated atOlmsted Falls, on tlie 


the lifty-seven yeai's tl 


at these (juarries have 


main linc(d' the Lake Shore Railroad, and about 


l)eeii operated about suvt 


nty-foiir acres have been 


fourteen miles west of Cleveland. This quarry 


(jnarried out. The Cle 


velaiid Stone ( !om]:)anY 


has been operated since about 1873. The prop- 


now owns 150 acres of 


stone on which no ,juar- 


erty comprises eleven acres, of wdiich about two 


ryiny lias yet heiMi done 


. Up tn the year \HHV) 


acres have been ipiarried out to a depth of from 


the depth of rock nsna 


ly taken out was only 


twenty to thii-ty-tive feet. The product consists 


t\vi'iity-f..iir feet. In tli 


it year it was discovered 


of large grindstones used in the manufacture of 


hy Ijorino; that then.' •\\-ere sixty-three feet of 


jilows, files and axes. Here arc employed twenty- 


o'ood, iiR'rchantahle st(j 


10 below the level to 


five men. 


\vlii(di the (piarries ha 


1 before been woi-ked. 


Quarry Mo. 5, at Nickel Plate, Ohio, extends 


Knmi thes(. facts it will 


readily be seiMi that the 


over an area of 220 acres, of which five and a 


l!ei\'a (piarries arc iiie\ 


anslible. The product 


half acr(!S have been quarried to a deptli of 


of r.erea (piarri.-s cm 


i.^ts of building stone. 


twenty-two feet. The entire de[itli of the rock 


sawed and split Ihi^ruinu-, 


riirbingaiidgrindstenes. 


varies from fifty to sixty feet. The product 


In Ihcse .piarries there 


Hie al pi-eseiit employed 
l.d,s, K; sleam hoisters, 


consists of building stone, curhing, llaggingand 
grindstones for farmers' use. in ihesc quarrii'S 



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VUYAIIOGA COUNTY. 



170 men arc employed, and liere tlio company 
maintain a n;eiior;d store i'or the accomniodatinn 
of tlie employees. 



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tlie prup.Tty nenpriscs aiiont 151 
aerts, aliuiit li\e acres of which have heen (piai-- 
I'ied ont to a depth \ai'yinj^' I'l-om s(iV(tnty-livc to 
ninety iVet. The .i.'ptiu.i- the rock is ahoitt 110 
Icet. The output cnisiMs uf bnildino; atone, 
enrliin<r, sawed llao-gjnn; and j^rrindstones nsed in 
tiu! manui'aetiire.ol' edj,-e tools. 

(Quarry No. is situated aiioiit two miles 
northeast of the villai^'e of North Airdicrst, and 



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acres iiave heen ,piarried out. Here the dei)th 
(d' the I'ock varies from forty to eii^'hty feet, and 
the product consists of linihling stone, sawcil 
Haooingand large yrind,-.tones used in the niann- 
faetnre of eilge tools. 

There are'employed in,jnarries Nos. (l, 7, 8 
ami !). :,:>() men. 

The company own (jnarrics No. 10 at llrown- 
hclm, ahout thirty-six miles west of Cleveland. 
These rpiai-ries were opened in 1X47. Tiie jirop- 
erty eoinj)ri.-es ahont >i.\ly-tw() acres, of which 
eight acres have lx;eii ipiarried to a deptli vary- 
ing from thirty to sixty-live fV^et. The |)ro(lnct 
is hiiihling stone, and hei'e ai'e einployed thirty- 
five men. 

(^)uai-ry No. 1 1 is situated in Erie county, was 
opened ahout 188 L and eomj)rises alxjut lifty 
aci'es. The I'ock is twenty-ii\e feet dee|). TIk^ 
jiroduct is huilding stone, and here are employed 
ahout twenty men. 

The Lake Huron (pnirries are situated at 
(irimUtone City, .Michigan, and extend ahout 
two miles along the shore of j.ake Huron. The 
(piarries were first opened in 1850, and have 
heen steadily woi'ked ever since. The whole 
properly comprises ahout (iOO acres.^ Al.oi.t 
twenty acres luu'e heen ijuarrieil out. Tlie pi'od- 
uct consists of huilding stone, small grindstones 
for farm use, scytliest(jnes and large grindstones 
used in the niiiniifacture of cutlery, tohacco 
knives ami very tine edge tools. In these (piar- 
ries are employe,! 150 men. Upon this prop- 



erty tlu^ Clevehuul Stone Company also own and 
operate' a sevi'uty-tive iiarrid roller process fiour- 
ing mill, huilt of stone and said to he the l)est 
mill (d' its size in tlie State. Here thecoinpany 
also maintain a large general stores 

In I'l^ninsula, Ohio, are situated ([uarriea 
known as No. 15, and these were ac(jiiircHj hy 
the coni])atiy in 1891, and comprise seventeen 
acres. The product consists of grindstones used 
mainly in the manufacture of wood pulp. Here 
thirty-live men find employment. 

In the city of Cleveland the (company has a 
large niimhei' of stone yards, from wdiicli it sup- 
plies huilding stone for local huilding husiness. 
1 1 occupies a dock on the river which is used 
for shipping hy water and receiving stone from 
lake quarries. The company has depots in 
(diicago, lioston and New York, where it carries 
lai'ge stocks of scythestones and grindstf)nes. 
The company has also hrancli offices in i'ittshurg 
and I'hil.adelphia, Pennsylvania, and in K,,clies- 
fcr, New V<n-k, also in 'i'oronto, Canada. it 
emjdoys a large niimher of traveling salesmen. 

All of the various (piarries are connected with 
the general office in ( Ikneland hy telegraph and 
telephone wires. The husiness of the Cleveland 
Stone Company lias steadily increased every year 
since it was organized. In 1891 their slii|)- 
ments were 29,7;5ti car-loads of stone, of wdiich 
over 2,000 cars were grindstcjiies. The business 
of 1892 showetl a material increase over tiiat of 
1S91. 



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OSKl'H W. S.MITH, deceased, was for 
I many years a well-known and highly es- 
ed citizen of (hiyahoga county, Ohio. 
A brief sketch of his life is herewith presented. 
Josejih W. Smith was horn in New York 
State, duly 21, 18ii7, the eleventh son in the 
family of twelve children of Doton and Fannie 
(^Worden) Smith. He was eiglit years old when 
lie came with his parents to Cuyahago county, 
Ohio, and located on the farm where his whlow 
now resi.les. When a young man he was for 



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CU7AG01IA COUNTY. 



.some time employed as dejiiity in tlie Oliiigriii 
F:dls post, ollice. Tlie n;reatcr part of his life, 
liowever, was devoted to agiii'idtiiral pursuits. 
Ill politics, he was a liei.uhlicau and lie Idled 
most arceptal.ly some of the f.jwn..liip olliees. 
I'raterhally, he was a K.^yal Arch Mason. 

A[r. Smitii died Fehruaiy l;i, 18'J2, after ii 
life of useful activity, and was buried hy the 
Masons, Ihe order he loved and of whicli he was 
an honored mem her. 



J[()lliN lU'SCII, a well known farmer of 
ISrooklyn township, ("uyahoo;a county, 
- Ohio, was horn in Darmstadt, (ierinany, 
July 2i, 1837. 

Detrich lUiscli, his fathei-, also a native of 
Darmstadt, (iermany, emiorated to America in 
18tO and came dircrt to Cleveland. lie was a 
tailor hy trade, whiidi he followed for a numher 
of years in the old country and for three years 
in Cleveland. After that he located on a farm 
ill Brooklyn township, this county, and devoted 
tlie rest of liis life to airriciiltnral pursuits. 
He died there at the age of sixty-one years. 
The mother of our subject, 7iee Catherine 
Reidle, a native of (iermany, died in 1845. 
They had a family of three cliildren, one son 
and two daughters, the daughters, Catherine 
and Rachel, being deceased. Thus John llusch 
is the only member of the family now living. 
Wq was three years old wlien he came witli his 



paren 



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spent on a farm in tlio townshij) in wliich lie 
now li\es. Jlis education was received chiefly 
at what is now South Brooklyn. All his life he 
has been engaged in general farming, and in 
this occupation lias been very successful, lie 
owns si.\ty-one acres of land in Hrooklyn town- 
ship. lie has one of the most pleasant and at- 
tractive residences in tlie neigiiborhood, it hav- 
ing been erected in 1891, at a cost of about 
$2,(K)0. 

Mr. Ibisch was married in 18.-1) to llcllcn 
Itraiin, who was burn in L(,raiii county, Ohio, 



September 29, 183'J, daughter of Lewis and 
Catharine (ileiininger) liraiin, both natives of 
(iermany. ]\[rs. I'.usch was the third burn in 
the family of seven children live daughters and 
two suns — and was left an orphan when she was 



lout ten years old. Sin 



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land. Afr. and Mrs. Huscli lias'e five children, 
two daughters and three sons, namely: Juhn 11., 
(iustave II., Lewis K., Emma and Clara. Kmma 
is the wife of Jacob Iluelin, and resides in 
Cleveland. 

In national politics Afr. liiisch votes with the 
Democratic party, but at (deetions for local 
oliicers he usually votes fur the best man regard- 
less of party lines. A friend to e.liicatiuii and 
religion, he has given liberally to tlu' support of 
both. lie is a member of the Kvangelical 
( 'liurcli, and has held \ari(.)us olKeial j)ositioiis 
in the same. He is also a member of (ilenn 
Lodge, No. ;i02, I. O. O, l'\ 



djAMES II. CLAUK, of Cleveland, was 
born in England, in 1832, a son of liobert 
.- and Eliza (Neat) Clark, natives of Malmes- 
bury, Wiltshire, iMigland, the former bjrn in 
1802, and the latter in l.S()3. They were 
brought to Cleveland, Ohio, by our subj.H't and 
his brother in 18fi(). The father followed agri- 
cultural pursuits. Loth he and his wife were 
members of the established Church of England. 
Mr. Clark died in 1887, at the age of eighty- 
five years, and his wife survived until ISIJO, tly- 
ing at the age of eighty-seven years. They were 
the parents of ten children, namely: Charles, 
M. R., Alfred and Eliza, deceased; Alfred, 
James II., the subject of this sketch; Eliza, 
now Mrs. ^filler, and resides in California; 
l''anny, now Mrs. Reynolds of this city, whose 
husband is a State Senator; William T., of 
Cleveland; and Worthy, of (Jhardon, this State. 
James II. came to America in 1852, locating 
in this city and began the oil business on a 
small scale in 18ti2. lie has continue.l that oc- 
cupation through his career of business life. 



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L'UYAllOdA COUNTY. 



His first purtnors in till: Imsiia-ss were John J). 
lio-^afVllow and Samuel Andrews, an.l his 
hmtlu'is .M. II. an.l Uiclianl are nuMiilnTs ,,r the 

lir r An.livu-s, Clark an.l C.nnpany. Tlir 

hrin was latrr known a< Clark Ihutla-i-s and 
('onipany, (/on>istin^ ol' Uiehard Chirk (nou- de- 
ceased |, Worthy Clark and II. W. Pa^yne, hut 
no relalini, ,,r Ch.n.d I'aync. C,d. .nel i'ayne 

whi(di w.as Ihen known as, Clark, Tayne and 
Company. In 1S72 the firm consolidated with 
the Standard Oil Company, hut of win, di oroani- 
zation he to<d< n.j active part. In' IsT'.l the 
partnership .d' (Jlark, Childs c^ Cumpaiiy was 
organizeih which was hater nn^ro;ed into Clark 
l>rotln:rs ^ ('(jmpany, consistini^ ot the same 
members as hid'ore wiih tlie e.xeeption of a son 
ol' onr snhject. 'Jdie husiness was houoht by 
the Standar.l Oil Conipan\ in IssC. Since then 
Mr. (JIark has heen in m-'active husiness. He 
has h.id a lar-c and varied experience in the oil 
husiness, in which he still owns laro;,, interests, 
lie was enyacrcd in that (iccu|,ation hel'ore the. 
(hiys of cars, when tl il was moved hy "pond- 
floods." In addition to his other interests, m-. 
Clark was also lornn-rly enua-vd in the hard- 
ware and copjier ore hnsini'S>. lie handled 
masses of coppei- \vhi(di «'ei^hed from seven fo 

to ninety pel' cent, of jiure coppei-. It was 
mined from the National and Cliff mines, of 
Lake Snperioi'. 

In 1S07 he houj^ht eighteen acres of land on 
Cedar street in F.ast (Cleveland, for a home h.r 
his panaits. This propei-ty has proved a sphdi- 

heautiful jiarls (d' the city. The parents had a 
hap]iy home there for many years, and eele- 
hrat.Ml th.dr o„hlen wcddin-'in" 1 S7:J, an.l k.'pt 
up the c(dehralino fur thirteen year, .annuallv. 
The shv.'ls liarriel and F,li/,a w,MV laid nnt .m 
this Ira.'t -d' land, ihe laller name,! in h,,nor of 
Mr. (daidc's mother, and the lormer for his wife 
Harriet, dames street, named in 1 or of him- 
self, h.ad to he chanovd, as tiniv was ,Mie in 



Mr. Clark lias investeil in many other entei-- 
]>rises of the city, and has heen very snccessfnl 
in all his ventures, whhd. is due to his o-reat 

business man and eiii/.im he is widely and favor- 
ably known for his energy, o^eiierosily, uj)- 
rightness, cnterpri.se an.l publh- spirit. 

In ISof) Mr. Clark w.as unite.! in nnirriage 
with .Miss Harriet Lancaster, a .laughter of 
William Laiu-aster, .d' Clev.daml. They have 
had seven chil.lrcm, viz.; William Iv, wh'o mar- 
rie.l a Miss F.>ljambe an.l resi.lcs in this .dty; 
Charles A., aresi.h.nt .d' Klyria, marrh'.l .Miss 
Landon: James II., of (Jlevelan.l, nnirried a 
Miss Clark, hut no relative; Wallace N., of 
this city, lia.s just I'cturne.l from (Jcrnniny, 
whei'e lie was pnrsuino a .•.}iirs.: in .dn'mistry; 
an.l liatti.'. an.l Jennie, twins, the huaner the 
wih: .d' Dr. I'.)]jaml.e, .d' this city, an.l the 
latter the wife oFC. W. (ien.h'r. The wife and 
m.,ther ilie.l in .Mar.di, ISIt::, at th.! age .,f sixty 
years. 



LI IWV.— The grandfather of Lly Lay 
was the late Benajah Kay, wlio came from 
Lewis county, New York, with liis fam- 
ily, to Cuyalmga c.ninty, Ohio, in IHli;, ami 
si'ttle.l in i'arma township, where he .lii'.l when 
about eighty-five years ,dd. The father of Lli 
l''ay was IJeiiajah l''ay, -L'., who was born in 
" York State" in ISdG, and conse.piently was 
ten years old when he came with his father and 
the family to ( hiyahoga county. Ilisyouth was 
sp.Mit in Larma township, an.l here he was mar- 
i-ie.l to .Miss L.hs ll.Mlgman, wh.. was h.,rn in 
lioar.lman, Lincoln county.a Min.-, in 18(J8. 
They first settle.l in I'arma township, where 

they liv.-.l h.r s.ime time an.! th.'n r( .v.mI t.) 

Ib-.MdJyn t.iwnship, wh.'r.'lh.'y r.'si.h.l till th.dr 
.h'alh. ' The h.lh.M- .11. .1 with the ch.dera in 
IM'd. Th.' nnithcr livcl until N.ivember 27, 
LS77. They ha.l a family id' four s.ms an.l one 
.laughter. 

Our snbj,.,-l was the eldest u\ lb.- family, lie 
was b..rn in Larma L.un.ship, Apiil ;:;i,' IS:jS. 



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llo was ijuito youn^- when his parents moved to 
I'.i'ooklyii t(lWll^hiI^ where lie grew to luaiihooil 
and HMiiained lill he came to Middleburg town- 
>hip. lie wa-^ married in M iddleliiir<r towns], ip 
lo .Mr-, lluldah Taylor. She died in Middle- 
l.iiro township in JSiio. .Mr. Kay was niarried 
to his .second wife, M i,-s l;ots,.y K. Dunham, 
April 1, iSlii;, in Uoekport 'township, this 
(■..niity. She wa. horn in .M iddlehui-o township 
.\pril -J, IM-J, as a .hnmhter of Almond and 
I'hniie,. (Corhin) Dunham. Mv. Duidiam died 
in .Middlehur- township ^^ay :JI), 1 S'J2. His 
wih. die.l in Uwrkport t.nvnship, Xovemh,T "^d, 
KSTi;. .Mr. and .Mrs. I 'ay hav,. (,no son, Ira E., 
who nnn-ried Ida We-t. 

.Mr. Kay ha. iiol heen an ollice seeker. In 
IS17 he'wrnt to Clev.dand and learned the 
hl:M-k.Mnilh-.. trade, whieh lie has lollowod in 
(•(.iincction with rainiino. He owns fifty-si.x 
and .a halt a.Mvs. which' he ha.s improved, and 
wh, ■re., n he ha- erected <^noi\ hiiildinas. Mrs. 
k'ay i> a lady ol' edncatioii and intclliHi-nce, a 



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G^ name i> in^eparahly associated with fho.se 
. hra\c and stalwart masters who have 
sailed thnm-h the storms and calms of the 
(Jivat i.ako for more than three decades, is a 
milivc .,r the State of New ^'ork, horn at Or- 
leans. delVerson ,-ounfy, May 1.1, ls2S. His 
parent-, ( Gardner ami Kuniee (Thomps,.n ) d ones, 
were natisesof Massachusetts and New Hamp- 
shire respectively; the maternal -raiidfather 
was William Thompson. After his marriaf^at 
Mr. dones removed t,.. Kew York State, wliei'e 



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llcv h.' died at a,, advanced a-e; his wilV s 
vived hi,,,, passing away March 11, lS<di, i,, 
,iin,>ly ninth year'^ William (i. Jones is one 

livi,,o. He spent his hoylmod and y.mth 
Ih,' old l,on,(-lcad, l.akino ;„l\anlaoe of the 
iMHiunitie.- thai weiv ,dl,.,-,'d hin, for aciuir 



At the age uf eighteen years his career as a 
saihu' hegan o,i Lake Ontario. He was a sailor 
hefoi-e the nnist on the schooner K. G. Mulich, 
with a cargo of niei'el,a,idi>e Uu\n Oswego, the 
li,-st vessel that ever entered Milwa,d<ee harl.m-, 
anil was in the sa,,ie schoi.ner at Clii(-ago when 
there was hut one h..tcl theiv, the Lak^ Ilou.se, 
on the north side of the river. They ha,l to 
wait three week., for 1,5(10 hiishels of wheat to 
he hauled in hy the farmers. Showing great 
reliahility and .steadfastness ,,f chara,;ter,liL" was 
promoted from time to time until he was maiie 
master of a vessel, the hidg I'owhatiin, on Lake 

Krie; he afterwards co landed the brig liain- 

sey Crooks, the schooner Whitney, the hrig 
.McHride, the steamer Diamond, the (irace 
Ureenwood, the hrig (ieneral \\'orth, the 
schooner Oeorge Wajliington, the schooner S. 
(i. And,vws, Ihe schooner Wild Rover, the C. 
11. dnl,n,s,,n, ai,d the hark Vanguard. During 
a |iei-ioi| of thi,-ty-live years he stistaineil with 
out wavei'ing a reputation foi' fidelity and ci.nir- 
age that will over he a source of prido to pos- 
terity. 

in lS7n Captain Jones left the water and 
eame to (iliaiville, where he emharked in mer- 
cantile pni'.suits. lie has eoinhicted a vei'y s,ic- 
cessful trade in gi-oceries. Hour and feed, adding 
materially to the competence he acciii, filiated as 
a seaman. 

He was united in marriage in 18-lfi to Miss 
Chloe (iore, of ('ape Vincent. Xew Vmd.-, and 
of this union one child was horn, .Mrs. isahulie 
0. Winter, wife of John P. Winter. Mrs. 
Jones died in J, me, lys'J, and since that time 
the ( 'aptain has made his homo with his 

In [jolitics our worthy sniiject gives his alle- 
giance to tho UepnMic.au paity; for six ye.irs 
lie has been a mcmherof the 'i'own ( Council, and 
for two years tilled the ollice nf Mayor, dis- 
chai-ging his duties with a pnunptitude that has 

won'the conlidem f all classes <,f citizens. In 

ISIS h," !.,■,•;, ,,„• a me,,, he,' .J' K.rie Lodge, "No. 
;i7, I. (). (). K., a,,d afterward one of the (d, ar- 
te' ,ne,„l.e,-s ol' Mayllower Lodge, .No. (;7'.l. He 



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and liis wife liuve" !)een associated with tii( 
(Jhfistiari Gliiifcli for many ycai's: they donatec 
the hjt on wliich the eiiurcli is hiiilt," and eon 
trihiited iiherally to its eonstnielion. 



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KJ .d' ih.Uioai-d <d' Tniste.',-^ of ii,,rky iiiver 
'*^ Hamlet, CuyaiiOfra county, ( )hi(i, and one 
of the r('i)i'es(uitati\-e farmers ol' that section of 



the St; 



in I Jock port tov 



June 



yo, ISU. His parents weredolm P. and Klecta 
M. (lieach") Spencer, tiie former of whom was 
horn in iinnddichl, ,\radison county, New York, 
Afay 21, 1S05, and the latter in Norfolk, idteh- 
lield county, Connecticut, .May 21, ISll. The 
father c-ame to (hiyahoga county aliont the year 
1S2'J, and the luothei' had come t(j Lorain county 
with her parents when she was but a child, her 
father, tlie late dunia lieach, havinjr In-en one of 
the pioneer settlers of I, drain county. The mar- 
riage of John 1'. Spencer and Electa M. iieach 
was coiisunnnated in fuyidio^^a county, Ohio, 
]\[arch 13, LS:i2. They s.'ttle.l in what is now 
known as liocky Ki\cr Ihunlet, and there passed 
the residue of their li\c's, her death occurring 
Kel)ruary 24, IS'JO, and that of lier vcnerahle 
iiusbaiid only a kwv months later, Aiifi^ust 12, 



f the same year. They had 



lo y 



dr.Mi, foui 



sons and two daughters, of wIkjih we make rec(jrd 
as follows: Henry 15.; IMary li., who was the 
wife of James A.. Potter, died in Rocky lliver 
JIamict, November 7, 1890; Hannah is the wife 
of Ki-ank W. .Mastick-,of whom personal mention 
is made elsewhere in this volume; AnH)S J!.; 
John W. and I'rank J. 

Our subject was horn and reared on his fath- 
er's farm, ami remained at home until the out- 
break of the late civil war, when he was moved 
with patriotism and determined to take ii|i arms 
in defense of his country's causi^ Accordingly, 
on the 22d of January," iSlil, he enlisted in the 
iMfteenthOhio Independ.Mit Mattery, with which 
In; served tluvc years and live months. After 



and as such retained his active connection with 
the [Iiuon forces until the close of the war. 
He then returned to the parental homo and once 
more became coucern<!d with the peaceful pur- 
suits of I he larno He c'untinued his rc^sidencc 
at the old homestead until the time of his mar- 



re. This 



debrat. 



De.'endM'r 21, lS(;r,, in Hinckley, .Medina 
county, Ohio, when our subject wedded Miss 
Deborah (ioldwocjd, who was born in (loeymans, 
Albany county. New York, November 25, 1840, 
the daughter of John and Julia .\. (P.rown) 
Goldwood. The parents emigM'ated from their 
home in the State of New York and settle<l in 
iMedina county, Ohio, where tlu^y passed tlie i-e- 
mainder of their lives. The mother died in 
April, 1842, and the father July 12, 1885. Mr. 
and Mrs. Spencer have one child, (diaries JI., 
who inarrietl Sophia \. Whitniore, of ( Meveland, 
Decendier KJ, IS'.M). 

I'rioi' to 1872 Mr. S])encer was engaged ex- 
clusively in fai-ming, but in the year noted he 
entered cjuite extensively in the manufacture of 
tile and bi-i(d<, which enterjirise he still continues 
very successfully in connection with his farm- 
ing operations. 

Ho was elected as one of the Trustees of 
the hamlet in the s|)ring of 1892, and has 
proved a most discriminating and capable (dlicial, 
discharging the inci<lental duties to the satisfac- 
tion of all. 

In the line of fraternal associations Mr. Spen- 
ccsr is one of the active and [)rominent members 
of Olmsted Post, No. 034, (irand Army of tiie 
Republic. 



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rrvKORGE (iOOl)IN(i, who is engaged in 

ji gardening in (ilen\ille, Ohio, and is one 
1 of the jirosperous and substantial men of 
the town, was born in JMiglanil, JMarcli 
14, 1841, and when .seven years of age came to 
CMevehind, Ohio, with his pai-ents, Ksau and 
Mary Gooding, both natives of JMigland. Esau 
G(,oding was by lrad<! an (^ngine.u-, ami while in 



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charge of a stationary eu- 
tu America lie first worked 
1 later was employed by the 
ijiany, superintending the 
and being with that com- 
of years. He served one 
of (ilenvillc!, and for many 
with tlie Methodist P^pisco- 
lich he was a Trustee and 
s religions life was well 
instrative, but constant and 
new liini valued liiiii for his 
lie died March 5, IHS.S, in 
His wife had died when 
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as lifteen acres, liiit at this 
c„vcrs only seven and a half acres. lie raises a 
great \-ariety of garden produce and some fruits, 
all of which are of the best quality and luring 
the highest market prices. His home is beau- 
tifully situated and is indeed one of the most 
deliglitful places in (-ilonville, its surroundings 
giving every evidence of taste and refinement. 
J^^r. Gooding was first married, in Glenville, 
in 1870, to i\[iss Marietta i.add, daughter of 
Ezekiel H. Ladd. She died November 2'J, 1874, 
and in 1883 he married Miss Victoria Shotvvell, 
a native of Harrison county, Oiiio, and daughter 
of Arrison ami ilary (Dickerson) ShotwoU, of 
Glenville. Her father died June 20, 1893, 
aged eighty-one years. She is one of a family 
of si.K cliildren, namely: Lizzie; Victoria; A. 
J., a resident of Colorado; J. T., of Deadwood, 
Soulh Dakota; Austin, of I'.onhler, Colorado; 
Mild I'lvn, mt, nf (.IcMivillc. Mrs. G,,,, 1 ing uas 
ivaivd in Ihr K.u.list failh, her parenl> bein.r 



members of that church, but slie and Mr. 
(Jooiling belong to the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, he being Trustee, Steward and Treas- 
urer of the same. I'olitically, lie is a Prohibi- 
tionist. 



J 



OHN H. TONSlNfi, whose name is pr 
ineiit among the agriculturists of his c 



nninity, was bcirn in Independence town- 
ship, (Jnyhoga county, Ohio, January 4,1855. 
His father was Fredi^rick'i'oiising, one of the early 
settlers of this county: he was a native of Han- 
over, (iermany, and was a youth of sixteen years 
when he bade farewell to his Fatherland and 
crosscil the seas to Aiiiei-ica. He married Elea- 
nor lioclmiiig, also a Hanoverian by birth, who 
was a lass of fourteen when slie came to this 
country. He was a shuemaker by trade and 
followed this occuiialion several years in (Meve- 
laiid. Wlaii he had saved sullicient meana he 
invested in land and turned his attention to 
farmiinr. He had a tract of 126 acres under ex- 
cellent cultivation and all the surroundings in- 
dicated the thrift and prosperity of the proprie- 
tor. Mr. and Mrs. Tonsing had thirteen chil- 
dren, four of whom are now living: Frederick, 



is up 



m the old homestead: John H., 



the subject of tliis notice; Anna, who is the wife 
of John Meilander; Marie, wlio married Mi- 
chael ]\raiike; Henry, a po|)ular teacher educated 
at (Jberlin (College, who died at the age of 
twenty-seven years; Louis, who died at the age 
of twenty-seven; William, who died at the age 
of nineteen; Martin, wlio was sixteen years of 
ao-e when the I'alo Visitant again entered the 
household; the other children died in infancy. 
The father passed away at the age of sixty-one 
years, in November, 1S8(). Ho was a most ac- 
_tive iiiemher of the Lutheran Church, to whicli 
he gave a liberal support. In politics ho ad- 
hered to the Democratic party. Mrs. Tonsing 
survives tier husband, and still resides at the 



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OUYAlIOOA COUNTY. 



luid arisi.sting in tliu work of tlie niriii. At the 
a<^c of tweiit3'-roni- jc;u-s be miirricil Klizahctli 

WMS al.u lM,rn, iran.l ;mmI (Mlucnted in Nrw 
liurn- l..wiisliip. Ml-, an.l M is. Tunsinu uiv 1 1,,' 
jKUViits of six c-liil,livn: Arthur, l/iiira, U.isc, 
Walter aiul May, twins, and Viohi. 

'I'hc Carn, ,,n whirh Mr ■rnnsincr resides wi tli 
his lamily is well inipnnvd, the. hui Id inj^s hei no- 
el' nn;dern style ami cnvc-niently arranged, lie 
is one ...f the most relial.le men of the town.-l]i|,, 
and eni|doying only the most; con-eet methods 

Hdence and respect of all with whom he lias any 
dcalino-s. 

Politically he give,, his allegianeo to the 
Uepublican [>arty. lie is an aetivt^ member of 
the Lutheran Chureh, being one of the I )ea 
SCons. ,• • 



VjARXl'M R. (4KAV, one of the most 
highly rer^peeted citizens of Middlebiirg 
— > township, was born in this township. Sep- 
tember 10, IS-i.J, where he passed the early years 
of libs life. His father was II,, sea Morgan ('iray, 
who was born in Imic lid. this conn ty. His mother, 
Helen (4ray, died abont JS.jO. The father of 
IIf)sea Morgan (iray, was \\'illiam (4ray, who 
was born in Jamestown, \'ii-ginia, and removed 
from Kentucky to Ohio, sellling in (hiyalioga 
county, iirst in Kuelid, then in i;ock|».rt, an.l 
tinally in Middled, urg township. He <lied in 
Herea eai-ly in tluf '7(ls, at an advanced age. He 
was a direct de-eendant of the-F. F. Vs."( First 

said, came over fn,m Fngland with Captain John 
Smith, settling Jamc'Stowii, Virginia, the Iirst 
pernuuieiit settlement in America. 

Hosea ^[orgHn Gray spent his early life in 
Euclid, and for ten years followed the lakes; he 
then purchased a farm in .M iddlebnrg township, 
where he erected a sawmill, which he operated 
in c,,nnecti,,n with his farm until the nu,st val- 
uabl,. part of ih,. lind.er on his l.an.i w.as e.x- 
hansh.d. He iImui -av his al l..nl ion tofarniin.r 



until his death, which occurred in Middleburg 
township in June-, 188!). Hosea Morgan Gray 
was the lather of two ehildren by his iirst wife: 
adanghl,.r. who .lied when live years old, and 
the subjeel of this sketch. 

At tlie lu'eaking out of the war, Varnum U. 
(iray, all Ik, ugh young, enlisted, in .May, ISOl, 
in the 'I'wenty-thir.l Old., KeginuMil, but served 
only a short tinm when he was discharged on ac- 
cjunt of sickness. Jn July, 1802, he again en- 
listed, in JJattery A, I'irst Ohio Light Artillery, 
ami .serve.l till August, ISIIS, when he was mus- 
tere.l out of service. At Lawr.-nceburg, Ken- 
tucky, he was taken |,risoner. but \\a- si.pon aftei'- 
war.l par.,le.l. He wasengage.l in nineteen bat- 
tles and skirmishes. Somewhat broken in health, 
he now resides with his family neai' the farm 
where he was b.,rn. On leaving the army he 
i'eturne.l to M i.hllelturg townshij), and soon after- 
wanl was employe.l by the Lake Shore Railroad 
Company i\>v about .,ne year. He then pur- 
chase,! a Farm m Fenawee .■.,nnty, Michigan, 
where he live,] lor nearly b,urt.-en years, when 
be M.turne.l t,. Mi.hllebm-g towship, where he 
has since resi.le.i. 

Ife was married in ^H. I. Ueburg t.jwnsliip, Ju- 
ly 7, 1808, to Ntiss F]nima I'ilgrim, daughter of 
the late Robert Pilgrim, an old resi.lent of this 
township. Her nujther was Hannah (Rider) 
i'ilgrim, who survives, 'i'hese jjarents were na- 
tives of Fnglan.l. The father died June 4, 18'J3. 
Thi'V had nine chilili-en, four of whom are living. 
■Mis. (iray is the second of tlie family, and was 
born in Attleboro, Norfolk county, England, 
January 3, ISIS. Robert i'ilgrim was born in 
Resthorpe, Norhdk county, England, December 
17. 1S2(), was marrie.l October 23, 18-15, came 
t.) America in June, 1855, lived in Rockporttill 
1858, an.l finally mo\e.l to .Middleburg town- 
sliip, where he die. I. .Mr. and Mrs. Gvny are 
the parents (,f live children: Florence G., wife 
of John \V.)ohlri.lge; Morgan J., Robert V., 
Hannah V. anil Helen l!lanche. 

Mr. Gray takes an active part in local adairs: 
is a Truslee of his township, ami in 18D() was 
Census Enunn'rat,,r b,r tlu, district wh.u-e he 



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CUYMIOOA COUNTY 



lives. In [lulilii's Mr. Gi;i}' lias tiil^en a |ir(inii- 


he died in 1S87, aged sixty-live years. Ills 


nont, part, as a Kopnlilican. MoUi liiin^rlf and 


wife .lied in 1870. Mr. and M r.s" ilreck be- 


wH'l: ai-u inumliLTs of tliu Mel lioili'st I'lpiseupa! 


came the |iarents of t\\ c; children, 'J'heoloi'e and 


ChurclM.r WvvvA. iMiifernally M r. ( Iray is a n.rni- 


Alice. The latter du'd November t), LSIJi;, aged 


w-v ..r liio (;. A. i;., I',,m No. rjt;!,..r Drrca; ih,. . 


seven yars. Theodore was b,,rn D.,M.,nber 1, 


Kniolitsol' I'yiliias, ilcica i.o.lo,., ,\,,. riTC; tiio 
(i(iu,| 'l\.ni|,lai-s, llciva Lod-c, No. 7:i, and llic 


lSti7,:"is a graduate (d' Amherst (',, liege, Massa- 
chusetts, class <d' IS'.Jl, and also u\ the nicdical 


Ohio, No. yi(l5, 1'. of 1, lie isa Past (Mianccl- 


department of Woosler University, Cleveland, 


loi- (!oniinander in the Iviiiglits of I'ytliias, and 


Ohio, class of iS'Jf, and is now practicing at 


has lillrd several of the ollices in the (J. A. K. 


lll-ecksville. 


Jlehaslilled many jiositionb of trn.st l.otliin 


Kdward K. Kreck died August 15, 1870, at 


luilit.ary ami civil life, and in all, it ean be truth- 


the age of b,i-ty-two years, and his wife passed 


fully said that he has endeavored to do his 


away October H, 187i;, aged thirty-three. His 


duty. 


life was one; characteri/.e'l by honesty and in- 





dustry. 11(5 had a wide ac(| uai ntancc! not only 




in tin; vicinity where he lise.l but also through- 


TH-JDWAIM) KIN(i 1;KK<!K', deceased, for 


out many dillertMit localitic^s, and by all who 


]r many years a lu-ominent Farmei- and 


knew him h,: was held iii high esteein. Politi- 


*— 'J st.j(dc raiser of llrecksvilie, Cuyaho^rii 


cally, he was a 1 Jepubl icaii, as also is his son. 


county, Ohio, was horn in 1 1 nntshnrir, (ieauoa 
county, this State, in 1831, son of 1 >i'. I'Mward 






and Clarissa (Kiim) lireck, natives of Nortli- 




anipton, Jlassachusetts. His jiarents came to 


T^JRANIv !'. IIKLLL, one (.f the oldest 


Ohio at an early day and wore ainony the ])io- 
neer settlers of ( leaiiga county . Dr. Hrecd; was 


Vr nuirket gardeners of Cuj'ahoga C(junty, 
^i was born in jlavaria, (u^rmany, near llni 


for some yt'ars a p|-ominent physician of Hunts- 


river Khein, December 11, ISHO. i'et.tr and 


hurg, later of Detroit, .Michioa,,, aiid still later 


r.arbara lUdle, his parents, emigi'ated to the 


of iJreuksville, Olii(i, the last town having' heen 


I!nite(l States in 1 S IC, arriving in the city of 


named in honor of our sn h ject's grand I'athei-, 


Cleveland on the Sth ot August of that, year; 


John l]reck, who, with his thi'ee sons, one of 


they were arcompaiMe(| by four Sons and one 


wdiom \vas the Doctoi-, came to ()hio at an eaidy 


daughter. Mr. Hell purchased a tract of land 


day. The other two w.^re Theo<lore and .lohn 


in Independence township, consisting of fifly- 


Adams. Tlieud.ire did the most work for the 


si.'v acres which he placed under excellent culti- 


town and is still living there. After a usefid 


vation, lie had ci'osscd the sea to a strange 


anil active life, Dr. I5reck jmssed away in ISOti. 


country and a sti-ange peoj)le hoping to make 


Edward K., the subject of this article, s])ent 


life an easier thing to himself and childi'en, and 


his whole life in the country, and ga\'c much 


in this ambition he was wholly successful. He 


of liis attention to the stock ijusiness, making a 


and his wife ai'e membei-s (jf the Koiiian Catho- 


specialty of horsi^s and cattle. His operations 


lic (Miurch. His father was a lionian Catholic 


were for the most part attended witli success. 


while his mother was a I'r.itestant; they had 


lie njarried .Miss Mary Louisa Oakes, daugh- 


three sons and three daughters; the sons em- 


ter of Francis and Lois (Church) Oakes, na- 


braced the ridigion of their father, the daugh- 


tives of Massachusetts. Hei- father came with 


ters that of the inothci', all living in peace and 


his |)ar((nl.s, Cary Oakes and wife, to ( )hio when 


harmony. V.mAx ai-conh-d the privilege ho 


he was three months old, and was n^areil 


asked, the right of choice in his biilh. I'el(;r 


on a hirm in the vicinity of 1 Ircd.sville, where 


r.ellc died in ISV.tat the age cd' sevenly-seveil 



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years; liis wife died in 1857, aged tifty-two 
years, 'i'liey were tlio parents uf iiw eliildicii : 
Ailaiii, will) died soon after coiiiiiin- tn America, 
Fratd< r., IVter, deceased, .luliii, and I':ii/,al,..tli, 
wife, if I'aiiliis Keek. 

Mr. iJelle eaiue to East ClevelaiRl tovviisliip 
in ISOl, and for thirty-three years iias heen en- 
gaged in niarket-i^ardening, raising all frnits 
that grow in this latitmle and many varieties of 
vegetahles. lie has served four terms as a 
memiier of the village council, devoted to the 
highest interests of the citi/.ens and gooil 
governirient. Possessing many admii-ablc (quali- 
ties of l)oth head and heart, he has won the 
highest regard of his feli.Av-townsmen. 

He was married the '2(5th day of May, 1803, 
to Miss Sophia Murman, a daughter of Jonas 
and Mary Ann Murman. 'i'hey have had born 
to them three daughters and three sons: John 
and Frank P., ,1 r., <leeea.'~ed; Kli/.aheth, wifcof 
,1. N. Wagner, i^the mother .,f four children,^-- 
Frank, .Matthias, Joseph and Irene; Rosa, John 
F., and Anna. 'J"he family are devout members 
of th,^ Roman Catholic Church. 

Jonas Murman emigrated t<; America in 
185!J. He is the fathcr'of six children: Mar- 
garet, a Sister of (Jhai'ity; Mrs. IJelle; August; 
liosa, wife of Frank Andrus; Michael; and 
Josephine, wife of Louis Tiiiger of Cleveland. 



ODNFV J. HATHAWAY, one of the 
sub^tantial and highly respected citizens 

townshi]), Cuyahoga county, Ohio, April 
30, 1.S3G. Silas Alden Hathaway, his father, 
was a native of \'ei-mont and a son of Zepli- 
aniah Hatliaway, a nativi^ of Taunton, Mass- 
achusetts, of Knglish descent. The grandfather 
emigrated from .New iMigland to Independ- 
ence township at a very early day, and here 
passed his life, which closed at the end of ninety- 
four y(vars. Silas A. Hathaway was hut a lujy 
when ho came to the lU'W hom(^ on the western 
frontier; hen^ he irrew to manhood, rccei\ing 



oidy that educaticju whici 



to him bv be- 



coming inure.! t,, the heavy lab,.r incident to 
placing wild land under cidtivalion. At the 

marriage to Anna Varney, a native of Ver- 
mont. To them were born five children: La 
Fayette, deeea.-ed; William, a resident of Inde- 
pendence township; Annette, wife of L. I). 
Lenedict, of Cleveland; K. J, the subject of 
this biography; and Ldwin, deceased, a' mem- 
ber of the Si.\ty■^eventh Obi,, Volunteer In- 
fantry. The father died at the age of sixty-one 
years, and the m(jther sur\i\ed to the age of 
se\-enty-one. Mr. llathawa\- was a consistent 
mendier of the Disciple Clburch, of which lie 
was an otlicial. I'.Jitically he was an Aboli- 
tionist, and later alliliated with the Republican 
party. 

Rodney J. Hathaway passe,] bis b,)yh,H,d in 
Cuyahoga cunty, but' .■ii j, y.M <.duc;Ub.nal a,l 
vantages 6U|ieri,u" t, I those aUonhMl bis hither, 
l)egin?nng inalogscbo,)lb,,iis,-. In is.j.-, heen- 
tere.l thtT Michigan Stat,- Lniversity an,| was 
gra,luat,Ml al that Well km.wn in^lilution willi 
th,> class of 185',). This v,^\\VMl lini^hed, he en- 
gageil in teacJiing, but when the wai' bi-oke out 
he sacrificetl his ]iersonal anibitions, eidisteil in 
theSi.xty-soventhOhio Volunteer Infantry, C,jni- 
pany G, and in September, 18r;L wi^nt to tlu^ 
front. He continue, 1 in the si'rvi.M' thre(^ years, 
jiarticijiating in man)' of the note-l engag,Mnent:> 
of tlu^ war. July I'.l, 181;:!, he reivivt-d u Lieii- 

A,l|utantof hi.s r.'giment, a well ,leserv,.d hon,.r. 
He' was slightly w,.un,le.l in tb,' servi,',', but 
was never ,Usable,l. When the war was ,d,jse,l 
and peace was ,le,dare,l, .Mr. Hath.away turned 
his att(mti,.n to agi-i,Mdtural pursuits, giving 
especial attention to the culMuv of fruit. He 
lias one of the linest orchar.ls in n,irthcrn Ohio, 
consisting of twenty-one acres in apple- with 
one tbousaiiil bearing trees; eight acre,-, in peai's, 
two acres in peaches an, I one in ])lums. One 
season he harvestcl 7,il(»0 bushels of apples. 

October 1, 18(i5, Mr. Ilalliaway was unitcMl 
in marria,.v I,. Miss Albimi |l. Dunham, a 



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CUYAIIOOA COUNTY. 



daii^d.tcT of Ainlimsu aiul Sii.aii ( I lollibtc]-) 1 )uu- 
liaiii, natives c.f Nrw 1 Iaiiii)>liiiv an,l Ohio iv- 
spcctively. The |,atcrnai graiuirallicr was John 
JJiiiiiiaiii, who umiM;ratu(l tu Ciiyaliowa t-oiiiity 
ill ISl.S. Mrs. Diiiihain was a (hin-ht.T of 
KnosiU.d Kli/ahelh (lii.lwfl!) Ilollistcr, natives 
v\ ('(.niiectieiit. Mrs. lialhaway is one of a 



|-aiMilv(,r 



lion. VvvA Diinh; 



is a resilient of Kansas; Mary llaliiburn also 
re>i.les in Kansas; I'istella I.yle lives in Port- 
land, Oru-un ; and Maria, Levi and i^oyal are 
deceased. The la>t named was a soldier of the 
Kehellion, a niemher of tiie Forty-tirst Oliio 
Volunteer Infantry, and hnst his life in the ser- 



The \lu 



Post, (;. A. P., of 



IledFord, is named in his honor. Mr. and Mrs. 
Hathaway are the parents of three children: 
Oriana, wife of C. L. Hoover; .\d<la M., a 
teacher of music in Southern Christian Insti- 
tute; and Fanny .\., a student at iiirani Col- 
lege. 

Politically (lur suliject is an ai-dent supporter 
of the Prohihition party, and has been an in- 
defatigable worker in the ranks of this organi- 
zation. He is a consistent meml)ei- of the Dis- 
ciple Church, .and in this ('ause has also labored 
with characteristic zeal. 



T[ JiON. THFODOKF F. PUKTON, an em- 
rHl inent, lawyer of Cleveland, is a native of 
JJ il .leir.'rs.ni'ohio, bcn'M 1 )ecember 20, 1851, 
"^ a son of William an,l Fli/ah.-th ((irant) 

Purton. His fadaM- was .a native of Orange 
county, \'ermont, an, I his mother of HolbnM.k, 
Fit<dilield county, Connecticut. It. is supj)osed 
that the Purton family is of Fnglish origin; 
the |)arent tree of the family came from iMig- 
land and setth^l in .\ew Pfunhm, Connecticut; 
while the (irant family from which Mr. liiirton 
descends trac'Cs its origin to Matthew (irant, 
a native of iMigland who came to that State as 
early as MV.M . 



Pev. Williai 


1 and 1 


;ii/.abelh Purton Wer(! 


irkabh. cbai 


actrrs. 


'I'liey were inariitMl 



ISliC, in Ohio. He graduated at Dailnioulh 
College in 1815, and came to Ohio in 1825, a 
I'rusbyterian clergyunui, and jireached at Ciicde- 
ville, Jeiferson and (jtlier places in this State. 
■ He linally died at Austinburg, Ashtabula coun- 
ty, Ohio, at a ripe old a-e, in 1858. He was a 
bright scholar, a dev.mt, Christian and abl,. di- 
vine, still well reuiembered as a g(jod man and 
consistent minister of the gos|,el. His wife, a 
college gra.luate of Ipswich, Massachus.^tts, 
came to Ohio in ls;];j foi' the purjjose cjf teach- 
ing school, and while engaged in her jn'ofession 
liere she nnirrie<l .Mr. Purton. 

The youngest of theii- ten children was sub- 
ject of this sketch, the greater part of whoso 
early childhood was spent in the village of Aus- 
tinburg. At the age (if thirteen years he went 
to (iriniudi, Iowa, where two of his brotliers were 
residing, and attended I. Ava College to the end (d' 
the sophomore year, and then went to Oberlin, 
where he graduateil in 1872, and afterward was 
a teacher for two years in tiie same institution, 
his specialty being Latin. Ne.xt, lie went to 
(!hicago foi- the [)urpose of stiulying law, under 
the guidance cd' the noted Lyman Trumbull, 
once oiu^ of the most prominent [Jnited States 
Senatoi's. In tine time he was admitted to the 
bar and at onco began the jiractice of law at 
(yieveland in 1875. His career as an attorney 
and counselor has been marked by phenomenal 
success; in the law he is an adejit; as an advo 
cate he is jiersuasive ant! ehxiuent; and foi- the 
last several yi^ars he has been prominent in the 
the ar(^na of politics, as well as in the prolV-s- 
sion of law. 

'I'he iirst elective ollic(, which he held was that 
of City Councihnau, elected by the Fourth ward, 
and served l.SSn-"88, accomplishing scnne of 



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neasures that he has ever dout^, and, as the an- 
lals of the political history of the city of (.'leve- 
aiiil gi\'e ample evidence, gaining popularity 



work became known. I'v 



mb 



can, he was selected by his |)art.y to represent 
this (the Twenty Iirst) district at Washin-lon, 
and accordiuL'U he was electeil, in November, 



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CVYMKHIA CliUNT 



1S88. Diirinj^f his Wrm of surviw 1,,; met the 
most s;inn;iiiiie hopes ol' inuny stiinch IViciiil-. 
Ill ISyU lie Wiis renomiiiiited, hut l)^' this time 
the Stat(. had hueii so n.-ii|.|M,il ionrd th:,t lii. 
district was made I )LMi,or,ial Ic, and he w.is roii- 
se(|uently ,KdVatr,l. 

.Mr. Iliirton is a very iih'aSiuit-inannerLMl and 
alTahU. frenth'inan, coni ninidrat i v,-, NKMh'.-l and 
di;j;nilic-d, is a ch.sc stmlent of works ol' Id-h 
lilcrarv eliaraeter, heino; csiMM-ially fond of the 
dassics. lie is a men. her <d' ...veral literary as- 



sociations of hiidi orde 



jeets he lias delivered sevend well received lee 
tares. 



IV U. lloK.VCK r,l..\('K V.W .\()|;.M.\N, 
Jl 28'J IVarl slrret, < h^vidaml, Ohio, is one 
— -^ of the eminenl physii-iaiis n[ the city. 
He Wiis horn in N,ds,,n Icwnship, llalton 
county, Canada, March 11, lS;il,soii of Will- 
iam and (Jills (l;lack) Van Xorman. His 
father, a native of Canada, and a iin.sjierous 
farmer, did! Kehruary S, ISl!), while in the 
prime of life. The nmtlier uf our suhje.-t, a 
native of N.'W i;rnnswi(d< and a .lanehter of a 
Scotehnnm, William llhudv, lived to the age of 
seventy-three years, her death occiirriim- in 1885. 
lioth were activi" nuMiihers of th,^ Methodist 
Kpiseupal ('hnndi,an.i Mr. Van Norm.an served 
as an ollicer in tlu. chiiivh and as Sunday-school 
superintendent fur many years. The Doctor is 
the oldest of their nine children and is one of 
the six who are still living, tint other live heing 
us follows: Minerva, wife of 1!. W. Wetmore, 
Geneva, Ohio; Dr. V.. V. Van iVorman, San 
Diego, California; Klvinda, widow of 1!. W. 
Sahin, llerea, Ohio; Marinda, wife of Dr. 11. 11. 
liartlett, Orange, California; and liertha, wife 
of Dr. Iv II. Sahin, Church's Corners, Michigan. 



Dr. 11. 1!. \-an N. 



<1 his li 



education in llaMwin llniversily, at llerea, Ohio, 
receiving the .legrce of A. l!.,and suhse(iuently 
tlial of A. M. lie hegan the study ,d' m.'dicine 
in Cleveland, studying under Drs. Sanders, 



Wilson and lloynton, and entered Cleveland 
I!<.meo|,;ithic Hospital Colleg,., of which insti. 
tnti.ui he i, a -raduate with the cla.ss of 18IU. 
H-i"^ completcl his medical ise, he en- 
ter,,! upon the pra,.|i,.,. of his prolesshu, in 
Warrensville, Ohi... In ISOlJ lu' r.nmved to 
Ashtahnia, Ohi,,, in 1S7I cam,, from then- to 
Clev.laml, and here, he hassim^e ,-oii,lucl,,| a 
succi-s-fnl ],racti,u-. l!,,lh as a .■iti/,.n an,l a 
physician, he occupies a leading pla,-e. He was 
electcl to the proFcs.-orsliip of th,. d'h,,,r> and 

Practice of .Mclicini: in the W^,l ,'.- li.'.me,,- 

pathic Colh'gv, in which capacity h,' mmc.] for 



AFterwanl hew; 



■ ploy, 



turer on Sanitary Science and lly,I|-opathy in 
the Cleveland Homeopathic Hospital College. 
He was (hiratorof this college for several yc^ars. 
The Do,-t,M-, hesi,les having writt,'!, numenms 

ami r,.a,l many papers lufur,. th,. .lili'erent so- 
ch'tie. of which he is an h,,n,n-c<l ni,.iiih,.r; li.. is 
a niemherof the Clevelaiul Aca.lemy of jM,.,li- 
cine, Ih,. Ivisl Ohio M,.,lical Society, ,,r llie 
Am,.ri,-an liistitut,. ,,f 1 1 om,...pathy," an,l the 
Me,lical S,M-ietyof th,. Stated' Ohio,' heing vic,-- 
presi,lent ,d' the last nanicl organ i/.al ion? He 
is als,, a nu'inher ,d' the Mas,,nie ,>nler, the I. 
O. O. K., Royal Aivanum, Chosen Kriemls an,l 
Uoyal Templars, if Temperance. l!,,lh he an,l 
his wif,^ are nu'inhers of th(. .Methodist I'ljiisco- 
pal Church. 

Dr. \'an N,.rniaii was marricl in lsr.5 to .Miss 
Jane U. lloadh.y, and, whil,- th,.y have iia<l no 
chiKhvii of their own, an a.loptcl .laughter was 
for many years the light ami j,,y of their home. 
This daughter is now th,. accomplished wife of 
Dr. AV. K. AWlls, of Clevelaiul. 

Afrs. Van Norman was horn in Lorain county, 
Ohio, May ;il, 18;j(;, ,laught,-r of Saniiud H. 
and dcmima U. (llickcox) lloadlcy, natives ,,f 
Connecticut. Sannu'l 1;. lloadlcy Vanie to Ohio 
as early as LS-:!',, aiul si-tth.! in Lorain ,-ounty, 
where h.. was a merchant ami farmer. I Idled 
in is 17, ag,..,l thirty .-even year-. In 1831 ho 
marri,-,l .M iss .1 ,.mima K. liu.k,..,N, ,laughl,u- ,.f 
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Ins raniily, wore tlif lirsl to .-utile in Middlc- 


Jo.sepli K.; Maria, who married Warren Herring- 


liiir-^r, Ohio, tlicy li.uin;^- come liillier i'ruiii 
Coiiiicclirut Willi tiimis, aii.l huviii;^; reiiiaiiu-'l 
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ton; Lina, the wife of Levi .Meacliam, who is the 
Cuunly Cderk of Cuyahoga county; l':ila, wdio 
married Jliram (ioodale; 'I'honnis, dr., am! Ma- 


JMiilt. Kii lliek.-o\ was horn in IT'.MI, and ilied 


tilda, the wife of William l.angrell. 


.lannary :J 1 . IMil: and his wife, Alma lliiadluy, 




whom hr married I'cd.ruary 2:3, lSi:i, wa.s horn 




in 17115, and .lied I'rhruary 27, IHCl. They 


^^ f;V. (iKiHMlK AV. i'KI'l"i':i:, e.v-Ohup- 


had six ehildren, two of whom are still livinn- - 


>V lain, e.\-('oirMil lo Milan, author, lec- 


Mr., lloadlry and Alma 11., wile i>\ Dr. 1). (i. 


J ^\ turer, etc., re.-ides at 1021 Ivist Mad hson 


Wil.ler, Oheilin, Ohio. .Mrs. 1 1 oadley has l.eeii 


^ avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. He is a na- 


a rt'sident o\ ('le\eland For the |ia>t Iwenly-two 


tive of iiellasi, Ireland, horn Noveuiher 25, 


years, her home heinj/wilh her only (ddhKMrs. 


ls3i;. His parents were Nicholas and Uacliel 


\-an .\..rman. She is a mend.cr of I'ranklin 


(Tliornhnig) I'epper, natives of county Down, 


Avenue Methodi.st ]':pi.scuial Chureli. 


Ireland. He was edncate<l at a I'uyal academic 


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institution in his native city. AVhile .till a 




resident there, he wrote to the celehrate.l Neal 


nniloMAS i;il)l>rLI'iI, deeea..ed, was an 


Dow of .Maine, inipuring into the particulars of 


early .etllei' and |,r<iminent hirmer of 


Ihe new li.juor law iul roil need l,y him, an,l after 


Ih-ooklyn t.,wn.hi|,. Morn in Knelaiid, 
t' M;urh'l7. i^■Jl, he wa. hron-ht to Cuy- 


(d)tainin.i;- them attende.l a. a delegate a con- 
\ention of leading lemperanee reformers at 


ahoea eounty hy \n> parent, in LS.'!:!, in their 
ii inration to this country, loealiuo- upon un- 


Mancdiester, Ivigland. On his leturn Injuici Ik; 
wi-ote a series of lellersFor the lielfast papers, 


impr(j\ed land in this towir-hip. lit! wasaii in- 


explaining the Imnperance nio\ement then in 


well known in the eounty. I'olitieally he was a 


pi'ogress, and urging the propriety of inlrodu('- 
ing something like the " Alaine liquor law" in 


Uepuhliean. lie died Anoii.-t 25, 1^S',), ami 


his native city. At length he calle.l a puhlic 


lii^lu'l'anr'lsidin^'^/i'r'hir!!:,.!"^ 


meeliug, whirh was addnssed hy leading mem- 
h(n-s of'^lhr .lilfereiit churche., and this lai.l the 


old home-I.Md, whieh eompri,-e.. si\ly live aeres. 


foundali.-n for ihe Ttdlcl Kingdom Alliance, 


The son al.M. is a /.ealou> Kepiddiean in his pu- 


for the suppre>..ion of ihe liquor trallic, which 


litieal principles and a highly respected young 


hecame the nucleus of the greatest temperance 


man. 

He was man led at the aoe of nineteen yt-ars, 


organ in northern luirope. 

iMr. reji])er came to the Hnitcd States in 


in LSdO, to Miss Hannah I )uttoii, who was horn 


1854, attended Keiiyon (Ohio) College a yvar. 


in Kno-laud, August 2, ISl'.l, and came to Oleve- 


and then eutercl the North Ohio Conference of 


laud at the age of thirteen years, and still re- 


the Motliodist Epi.-eopid Church, of wliieii he 


sides <,n the oM home.-tea.l. Her father, Kd- 


is still a tninister. Hi. " cii-euits,'' or lields of 


ward Dutton, a natixe also cd' fhigland, settled 


service, in succession wert'; iMohawk \'alley. 


in this eonnly in early limes, and remaiiU'd a 


Coshoct.m county, one year; Che..terville, Mor- 


resi,hnt here until his death. .Mr. and Mrs. 


row couid^, three years; AVcdlington, one year ; 


Ilhldulph were the parents of .deven children. 


and then for three years he was (diaplain of the 


ten of whom grew up t(j the age of maturity. 
Th.' names i,\ all are: fjnm.a, decraM.d ; Sleph.Mi 


Fortieth Kegiment ,d' United States Infantry, 
nn.ler (ienrral N,d.on A. Mile., m)W command- 


W.; M.ary A., the wilV.d' 'i'houias ll.dfron; II . 'u- 


ing at (diicag... While M.r\iug in this eapa.dly 


iiel,dreea..ed; l!rlh-, (he wilr.d' do.soph Sar^cr; 


he was appointed hy Ceneral Howard lo vi.il 






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CUYAUOOA COUNTY. 



i-V(_Ty coiuity in flic State of .Xui'th (Carolina, to 


In 1S7(), l\[i-. Tupper lesiiiued the pubtorati^ 


look after I'hc fivednicn and eslahli^li scliools 


His lirsl station then was \Vooster, Ohio, where 


for tlinn. In .1 nl), ISOT, hu iicrcpli.:<l an invi- 


he remained three years, the (■xlreiiiu limit 


laliuii from the citi/cns of lialt-ioh, that Stale, 


as yet .allowed hy the general law .d' tin, church; 


to .h.Jivr llic i''<Hirlh-of .Inly orali.ui for that; 


then in succession (ialioii three yt^ars. Mount 


year, in uliirh he ph^adeJ for llie Sonl.hern 


\'ernon three years, ISellevue three years and 


soldiei's, now that the war was over, and tliat 


Sandusky one year, 'riieii lie made a tour aliroad 


the North and the South shouhl he honnd to- 


visiting L-eland, I'^rance, (Teniiany and Italy. 


gether in tlie honds (;f everlasting lirothei'liood. 


hi 1882 he was returned to Wooster, wliero ho 


Tiie Soutliern [ire.^s spoke viivy kindly of the 


again ser\ed three years, after which, in 1884, 


address. 


he parli(dpaled in the camjjaign fo)' Rlaino for 


^Vhen passino; thronoh IJichniond with Sher- 


i're-idelit of the Lnited States, making his first 


mau'B arinv, lie had an interview with (ieiieral 


speech in Ooojier's Institute, Xew York city. 


Lee, ill wh'ieh that noted Southern -eneral re- 


'i'liis speecli was occasioned hy an incident of 


lated the followino iiieident of the surrender of 


his visit to Ireland. 'While in that country he 


the (Joiifederaey to (ieiieral (iraut: lie, (ieneral 


dclivcied a sjieecdi in his native city, wherein 


Lee, had ordered his ad jutaiit ot-neral to siir- 


he spid.e of the ipiceiily position of women ill 


ren.ler the horses as well as the inuiiitioiis of 


America, sl.ating that every mother who rocked 


war; wliereU|)on ( ieiatral ( ii'ant turned, ininieili- 


the cradle was a ijiu'en, and that they were more 


utely and sai.l, '• Xo, (leneral Lee; keep the 


relined in their feelings than any ,iueen who 


horses; the po.u- piople will need them to tend 


ever sw.ayed the Kiiglish scepter; that lie had in 


the spring cn.ps." (leneral Lee shook like a 


his congregations in Ohio, more than oOl) such 


leaf and wept, ■■(iener.al (iiaiit," saitl he t(. 


(jiieeiis, any one (d' whom could rim the govern- 


?ilr. I'ejipei', "instead of thinkin,^' of his vic- 


ment id' kingland, f.u- :s5(M) a year, as well as 


tory, was ll, inking of the poor people of the 


(Jiieen Victoria, who lilched from the people 


South." 


.s:i,."(KI,(l()() a year. The policemen who were 


One of the proudest recollections of his life, 


there and oilier detectives informed the chief of 


is that when the Union was threatened hy its 


])olice of this "disrespectful reference to tlie 


own ungrateful ediildreii, and the seejitered 


([ueeii," and the ne.xt day two policemen went 


tyrants of the Old A\'orld were i-ojoieiiig in the 


to the jilace where Mr. !'e]>per was stopping 


])i-ospceti\'e overthrow of the American (;o\'ern- 


and threatened to arrest him; whereupon he 


meiit, on the lirst Sunday after the liring on 


|ireseiited his |i:issport signed hy .James (i. 


k'ort Sumter, at Keenc, Cosh.K'ton county, 


HIailie, Seiu-et.ary of Slate, and said to the gen- 


Ohio, Mr. IVpper pleached on the national 


tlemen, " If you arrest me, I will cahle Mr. 


strug-le, its sanctity and grumleur, from the 


Llaine, and in forty-eight hours he will hold 


te.xt, "Out of the South Cometh a whirlwind." 


the liritish amhassador a hostage until my re- 


i\t the conclusion of tlu^ ser\ice, while singing 


leasi!." The policemen ii edialely a{)ologi/ed 


the '-Star-spangled 1 lanner," lie recruited lOU 


and departed. Mr. I'epper tluui said, " If Mr. 


men, of wliicii cmpany (11) he served as 


Llaine ever I.ec.unes a candid.ate for I'residiud, 


Captain. 


(d' the Liiiled Slativs 1 will lake th.; stu mp;" and 


After the close o\ the war, .Mr. IVpper wrote 


this he did, in ISSL Tliissl(U'y he irlated in a 


-The personal L,rolhvti,,iis of Siierman's 


pnhlicorati..n at M anslhdd, Ohio, when Semilor 


Campaigns," with ivference to which (ieiieral 


Shermaii presided, and presented that city with 


Sherman afterward wrote him a letter saying 


se\ cnly acres id' laml for a p.ark. 


that it was the Lest work of the kind llial'h.ad 


After the eoiKdnsion of thai political cam- 



paign, Mr. I'epper w.as stationed at Ashland, 



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Ohio, wlinv he jomainu.l full r }- ears, tlieyeiienil 
i-ul,.of the ehiiivli allowinrr a hniu,.,- pastuval 
|,eii(H| lliaii lurnuTl). A year laler he was visil- 
in- hi. (hiiinhler at \Va..hin- 1 oh, Dislrirt of 
(Jolinnhia, uti who.-e invitatiui. he called upon 
Ml'. ];iaii,e. 'J'he latter a-kcil, - Why uere 3'<,ii 
not her(^ hooiier^ \V hat eounl ry .h. you want l(, 
ooto;" Mr. l-epper replied, '■' I want nothino;, 
liavo aske.l nothing, and e.xpeet iiothm-. I 
have in.. irttM- or n-runnnend.ationb fn.n. 
one." Mr. lilaine, in^i.-^ting, idVei-ed him 
consulate at .^[ilan, Italy, addino' that he w 



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niini.-.ter and needed i-e.M and a ehaiiLTe, etc. 'I'he 
daughter desiring to go al.road, .Mr! i'epper, in 
order to gratify liei-, accepted the position, and 
.set sail in April, ISS',), and returned in Jiinuai'y, 
1S'J:3, and now, at this writing, he is engaged in 
the Ireture liild, which he will continue' until 
next fall, when his cmlcrence meets, to whose 
advic(. he will l.e sidij.vl. Mr. I'epper is a 
mendjer of the (irand Army of the Uepuhlie. 

In Ireland, in 1^53, Mr. I'epper married Mi.^s 
Christi.ina I.in.lM'y, daughter of S..muel Lin.l- 
sey, K.-.p, an<l hy this nnuriage there werr six 
ehildren, namely: (icorg.', who is snpcrint.m.l- 



ent of the .\inth Railway Mail 1 )iviMun, from i 

New York to Chicago; Samuel Arthur, wlio is >•" 
bU|ierinlendin- a i-an(di .and mine, at Miles City, 

Montana; Charle. M., who lor seven years has :• 

had charge of the CI. icago 'iVilmne, Washington 1^ 

eorresponden.-e; Lena, an artist, who pursued .■ 

her studie. al Milan; M.ay, a writer for maga- ■• 

/.ines and a coiaespondent ol' the jiix-ss; and ', 

Carrie, who lived in Washington and was a hrill- - 

of newspapers; her death occurred in 1S8U, >' 
when she was aged twenty four years, at the '■ 
home of her Lj'other in Washington. She was '■ 
fre(piently a gue^t at the White House, and 
.Mr,-^. Harrison paid a han<ls<une trihute to her 
menujry. Mrs. S.mal-.r IngalU, from Kansas, 

other things she said that C.arrii. was her ■' ideal 
of a perlect lady." All the .ddldien living are :• 
memhers of the .Melhodi^t Kpisco|,,al Church, 
an<l all graduates of the ['ni\erHty of Wooster 
excepting the eldot. 

AfterHie death of his daiigliter, .Mr. I'epper 
returned from Italy, t.. vi,-it the heart-hroken 
mother, \\ho returne.l uith him to the hand ,,\ ■ 
sunshine, art and song, ami died there in IS'.H, ■ 
,d' typhoi,| fcv.-r. She had keen a life long ' 
moniker of the Methodist k'.pi.-copal Chundi. 
JKa- ren.ains were hrought to Am.M'ica, and '■ 
Inirnd l.eside her daughter in Lakeview cenu-- 
tery. 

.Mr. I'rpper was in Italy .luring the excite- 
ment caused hy the Italian massaeie at .New 
Orleans, Louisiana, an.l he reports that the 
citi/.cjisof n<n-thern Italy generally approved of 



Mr. I!h 



osition of that unideasant 



allair. His popularity in Italy was very great. 
The leading pap(U-s there said little ornothing 
alM.ut the .New Orleans troukle, knowing, per- 
haps ketler than the Americans themselves, 
what kind <d' desperadoes those Italians at New 
Orleans were. As a c.misuI, Mr. I'ei)per was 
diligent in looking after the interests of his 
people. Milan, as is well known, is the musioal 
c,mter of the world, altracling thilher many 
J, mug ladies Inn,, Ann-rica. While ahroad. 



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518 ■ OLfTAIIOGA COUNTY. 


Mr. l'cj)per iiiiide a toiii- tlin.imli I'Vypt, the 
Holy Land, 'J'urlccy, ( i rtn^cc ami other L'uuntric^s 


thing short of a verbatim report would fail to 
do justice to the lecture. He con.-luded with 


of Asi'i and ]mii-o|K'. 


an elo(]ucnt peroration. The lecture was fre- 


('ha])laiii rcpjicr is an (irator of national 


Mueully appl.uuled, and will long be rememl.,.r..d 


lanio. The lillc,-;,.!' his Ircl iiies are: Sherman's 


by tho.M' who wvvr. present. "--St. Louis Ke- 


March to tiio Sea, Knohuul and the Knglisli, 
Old Uonie anil Xew Italy, Labor's IVobleni 


IMiblican. •■ Lev. (Ieorge AV. IVpper, of Ohio, 
lectured lasl evening at (iuard',-. Hall bcbir(. a 


(Ci)ninninisrn or Afonopoly 0, Oi-ators and Ora- 


large ami entliusiaslic audience. His stage 


tory, Fron.le's Irelainl Frnni a Protestant Stand- 
point, Tin- liiiniors of tl,e i'nlpit and the Lew, 


i-eady almo,-l to a fault." -■ 1 )en\cr Tiibuue. 


Onrran and Irish Elo(piencc, O'Connell and liis 


" Never bebu-e in ihe hist. uy of Liu<'olu, was 
there an audieiu-e as-eniblcd wliiid] cimtained 


Times, The Slaughtered (Temj)eranee), Luther 


and the lleforniation, (ieorge Stephenson 
(Father of Railways), Home, Marria-e and 


citizens (,f uKu-e distinguished and higher stand- 
ing than the one galhered lust night. We give 


I)i\(irce, L-eland anil the Irish, A meriea and 


a verb.iliiii rej)ort of Rev. i\Ir. I'epper's elorjuent 


the Americans, The Ireland of To-day, Italy, 


lecture. As the speaker finished, the applau.se, 


I'.Vypt, ('onstantinople, (ireece, etc. 


which had been freipient and extended tlii'ougli- 


('oncei-ninn Mr. I'epjier's lectures, we have 


out the evening, broke birth in deafening 


hefore. us hundreds of favorahle press notices, 


rouruls, forcibly e.\pre,-sing the audience's ap- 


from which we (piolc a low, as specimens: "The 


pivciation of the logical and el.Mpienl address."— 


Jtev. (icHirge \V. Pej)])er delivered a lecture la^t 


Daily State 1 )eu.ocrat, Linc,.ln, Nebraska. "In 


eveniiifT jn i\Insic Hall before a large audience. 


a caj.tivating ami thrilling strain did he dwell 


In closing the reverend gentleman elrupiently 


on tho career (jf ()'Oonnell and liis c(^ntem- 


urged liis hearers to unite."— I'.oston Herald. 


poraries. With a pathos so deep and effective 



■ eyed 



featured, Mr. I'e 



pper s| 



leaks with a force and 



earnestne.ss that rarely fails to cai-ry conviction. 
Jle spoke nearly two hours, ably and elorpiently, 
and created a most favorable impression." — Now 
Haven Hnion. " The second lecture tilled every 
seat in the spacious buihling. Larn(^stness is a 
marked feature of his eloipuuice, which, how- 
evei', is set oil' with ornat(^ and stinlied plii-ase- 



the dark shadows whi<-h sur 



yc 



ology, a fine V(jice and a good prt'seiu'e." — San 
I''rancisco ('hronicle. "The lecturer [lossesses 
rare forensic powers. The lecture was rejilete 
with histoi'ieal evcuits, biographical sketches, 
etc. The eulogiiim ujion Robert Lmmet was a 

was full of genuine C'ellic lire." Virginia City 
(Neva.la) Knterprise. '-Rev. (i. W. Pepper 
lectured last evening at Me 
500 pel-sons were i-resent 
the wealthy and inllmmlial 
Lor ne.'irly I wo hours ll.. 



(L W. Pep, 
tile Hall. About 
■luding many of 
.el.of tlH.city. 
■lurer kept the 



rounde.l his life and b,vset his path tlia 
moistened at their recital; and when the chains 
of young Linmet were made to clank, and tho 
murderers of h-eland, their hands recking with 
blood, wen- held up to the execration of man- 
kind, the auilieiice burst by c(nnmon consent 
into long and loud continued cheers at the 
I names of those who had offered themselves as 
a holocaust on the altar of their country; aixl 
louder and lou.ler b(.came the enthusiasm as the 
lecturer related a standing toast in tlu! Shears 
family, ' May livl.and never w:int a Shears to 



audi 



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by his el, 



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ad the 



pleasure of listening fo a more finished oratori- 
cal effort."- Irish Oana.lian. " The Rev. Cap- 
tain Pe|.per <leli\cred his popular lecture in this 
city on Tuesday evening last. The lecturer met 
us in that free and easy manner that generally 
please, and wins our sympathy al omv. Ho 
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('..iKHTiiino- Mr. I',.|,|kt'> |.<T>nnal cliuracttT 
and h\> lHM,k, •• SluTiMiMi's (;ani|,aions," we a.ld 
the fnllnwin^r i,.„|i, iais: -Ccu-.; W. I'c|,- 

^ra^cd al. III.^ T.alll.', n\ Kan,i i n^r|, ,n, luLa, 
(Jorintli; ('lia|.lain of llic >:yuu: re;_riinoiit; i-ii- 
gaged at the haltles of (:iiatfaiii>o;j;a, .Mission 
Itidge, Kesaca, K'nicsaw iiKniiitain, Atlanta, 
Sliorinan's Gcci-KJa and Car.. Una Campaigns; 
Aid-d(!-camji in tiir almvu cngaijii-mcnts; (Chap- 
lain Fmtirth I'nit.'d States Inlaiitry; in llio 
i''i(vdm<.nV llnrcan, an.j Assi.^tant Supi-rin- 
tendi-nt of KdiU'ation."— -('.d()n(d Hi-nry, in liis 
'■ Arilitary History of Civilian, in tli.' il.'onlar 
Army." " - Fnr oallanf and merit, .rion- e..n- 
dnct in the war, I reeomnn'iid Chaplain Ceureo 
W. i'epper, formerly Captain Hiolitietli Ohio 
V,.lnnteer infanlry, for brevet promotion." 
]■:, M. Stanton, Secretary of War. •' 1 am well 
pleu.^ed with your ImhjK-. Hundreds of otlic<-rs 
and soldiers will yrv/.v. it, and peruse it with 
pleasni'e, heeause it groups all those ovents in 
an interesting and attractive style, easy of 
referenec and intelli-ible to all."--W. T. Slier- 



Q. 



SWALI) !( A M^[, Treasurer of Itoekport 
! hamlet, and l'ostma>ter of Kamms post- 
I in Swit/ei-land in Seiitem- 



ollice, wa- I 

her, 18io. Thmv Jiegr.'W to manhood and' lived 
till !'\'hi-uai-y, iStiT, when he eame to Amei-iea. 
IHs parents were .lacohand .Mary Kamm. 'I'he 
father was a s.-liool teaidier for thirty years, 
and was also in the employ of the Coveri'mient 



for 



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is ,h 



in Switzerland duly 1, 1 SSS. 

or a family of twelve (dilldreii oui- snhjeet 
was the sc'cond. On ari'ivini;- in .\meriea in 
K(;hruary, lS(i7, Int eame dire,-t t., Cleveland, 
wlu're he livrd ahout eighi, y,,us, and then r.'- 



.ed I,. Uoc-kuorl hamlel, wli.'re he ha. si 



Ijeen a resident. He was engaged in the grocery 
husiiiessiii Cleveland, and has followed the same 
liusiness in lt0ck|)int. I h^vas appointiMl Post- 
master of Kamms poslollire nn.ler President 
Cleveland's first administration and has hel.l the 
ollieo since. 

He was married in (Min'elaud, Ohio, Septem- 
her ;ir,, lS7:i, lo Miss Lena K laue, daughter (d' 
(Jharles and Adelaide (Colhrunn) Kdaue. Mr. 
Klaue died in Clev.dand, Ohio. Airs. Lena 
K'amm was horn in Jioekport township, dannary 
If), 1853. ]\[r. and I\Irs. Kamm liave had six 
<diildren,— Jacoh, Frederick, Louisa, Lena, Os- 
wald and Dora. Dora died when ahout two and 
a half years ohi. 



S' \l. HAVKS.--lt has been said that he is 
|\ handicapped who is the son of a dis- 
-^J tingiiished man, from the fact that during 
his career invidious comparisons will be drawn. 
The subject of this sketch, who i.s the son of 
l'r(;si,lent Kntherford 1!. Hayes, needs, however, 
fear no comparison, for in the tield of usefulness 
to which he has turned his attention and elfort 
he has met with unqualilied success. 

( )ne of five cliildi'en, S. II. Hayes was born in 
1871, at the family homestead in C(jlunibu8, 
Ohio. He rec(uved a thorough education, and 
upon completing his studies at once entered 
upon an active business career. 

From 18S'J until lS!t2 he held a position in 
thee<,nnlingroom of the First National Jjank 
of Fi-emont, Ohio, after which he accepted a 
position with the Tliomps(]n-IIouston I'.lectric 
(Company al Cincinnati, ( )hio, which incumbency 
he resi-ned to accept the olhce of manager of 
the Cleveland olliees of the (ieneral Electric 
Company, of lioston, assuming the duties of the 
responsible (dllce in |S'.i:(. March I, Istjl, bo 
resigned his position with the Cencu-al Fle.'tric 
Con.pany to accept a p..sil ion as traveling sales- 
man for the Sperry hdectric Kailway Company, 
of Cleveland. 

Mr. Hayes is a mend,.. r of tln^ (Jreek college 
fraternity, tlui Delta Kappa Fpsihuj, and has 






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altio Imtmi jir.iiiiineiilly i.loiil itied with the ordiu- 
of Sons <,r V..tri:uis. in whirl, ,,r^r;i,ii^;ui,,„ h,. 
held fo.'fionn. tinn. I he i,..siti„n .il' ( ;;i|,|-dn. 

Knj„yinn a niarkrd ,,„|Mdurity in i,ulh huM- 
n.'ss and sncial ciivlrs and iccani/cl as a 

inisincss man, Mr. Iia_yrs well ninil,. lh,/alt.Mr 
linn a.v.udi'd Iiini in Hii.s cunnc'l inn. 



TJ|''>^'1^V I'AlJKKi;, .M.I). -Wo arc now 
j|~1| ],orinitted to dirccl attention to one of 
JJ il the most widdy known and popnhu- ros- 
^ i.lenis or licrca, a man hold in tlic 

hi.-hosi .-ti, nation Cor his marked professional 
ahility as wedl as foi- his his character and bear- 
ino; as an iniJi\iiinaL Dr. I'ark'er was lirirn in 
j;riinswi(d<, .Me(linarounty,<»hio, April S, l,s2t. 
His lather wa-, the late llenry I'arker, a nativ.. 
.of W.dlin-hinl, (;onneeli(Mit, where he was 
horn June d, IT'J'J, an<l where he lived until 
I SI.-), when hi- eniierated to Ohio and settled in 
Jh-iinswiek, :\Ie<lina eonnty. On the IC-th of 
Marrh, IMi;, he was marn,Ml to .Miss Malinda 
Harvey, and they an- said to have heen the first 
white ,M,nple to wed in the town of Hrnnswiek. 
llenry I'arker, Sr., died ahont the year 1820, 
when the suhject of this review was about two 
years of age. 'J'lie mother was afterward mar- 
ried to Abraham Coiiyne, of Strongsville, Cny- 
ahooa eonnty, a miller by trade and occupation. 
The family removed to Strongsville in lSi3U. 

Dr. Parker's early life was passed cidelly in as- 
sisting his stepfather in his mill and he received 
a somewhat limited common-school education. 
He continued to li\e in St roni,'s\ ille until IS^I, 
when be left home and went to ha Horte, In. li- 
ana, where h,; loll(,wrd the oe,.npation „\ a 
paint, .r ah,.nt ,,n,. yea,- and thei, ivtiirned 1,, 
Cuyahoga county, linding .■mpluymeiit at mini- 
iiiinn wages i„ a w,,olen mill at Kciva. The 
young man was ambit ions ami aspiring ai,.l l,a,l 
b,rn,idated plan., bu' I he ,li|-ect ing of his f,iture 
Ide „p,,n a bi,.ad,M- plan,. u\ thought and ae- 



of medicine, and in lS5-f gi-aduated at the 
American Medical Oolle^^e, at ( 'incinnati, Ohio, 
lie then l,,cate,l in lle.va, .March 10, 18-11), 
wher,. h,^ has sim-e enj,,ye,l an extensive ami 
repie.enlalive practi,T., not only in the city 

1S71 InHias l„-,.n a n,emlH.r',d- the ( »hio State 
M,Mli,.al AsMu-.iatinnand has h,d,l tint honorable 
pi-eferment as president ,d' that orgaid/ation, 
and in 1872 b(;,-ame a member .d' the National 
iM'Jeclic Association. 

November 2:i, 1S7I, Dr. I'arker was united 
in marriage to .M iss Klizalu'tb Sherw,.o<l, daugh- 
ter of Soh.mon and Aurilla Sl,erw,jod, of lioy- 
allon, Cnyalmga coiinty, Ohi,j, who were among 
the I'arly settlers of that town. Mrs. I'arker 
was born August 18, 1824. Dr. and Mrs. 
I'arker became the jiarents of four cliildren, 
IMI,' (if whom ilied in infani'.y. llenry E. was 
born X,.vember 20, ISol, and is now a pliysi- 



,H,nty, 



Ohio; be was nnirried at M.mtville, Mclina 
,-ounty, Ohio, .March I o, 1S78, to iMiss Cora 
McConn,dl. dames .M. was akso a physician 
and was engaged in practice at Vanlue, Han- 
cock county, ( )hio. where he died on Janu- 
aiy 21, lS8:i, soon after locating there; he was 
born in IJerea October 1;{, 1853, and was mar- 
ried, at Attica, Seneca county, Ohio, Sejitember 
2, 1880, to Miss llittie (lilmer, who, with one 
child, survives him. Charles W., the youngest; 
son, was born ..Vugust 22, 1800, and was mar- 
ried, in Chicago, Illinois, Deceud)er 15, 1885, 
to ]\Iiss Fannie Krayei'. 

Dr. I'arker was one (jf the orginatois of the 
lierea Savings i*v: Loan xVssociation. He ]jas 
never bet^n a se(d<er after public or oflicial pre- 
fernuMits, althougli he has been electe-l to fill 
varii^ns township an<l village ollices, the duties 
of whi,h b,: has ,lis,.|iarg,"| to th.^ s.atisfa.'lion 
of all. In 1802 he wa.-, appointed by Dr. J. S. 
Newb,iry, of Cle\<dand ( wdio was general man- 
ager of lh(3 Western Sanitary Commission) to 



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(ieneral Ilainmoiid. lie served in tliis capacity 
two and one-liair years, until Slicrnian's ram- 
paifrn to Atlanta, Id tlic sati-l'action of tlic 
(iovcrnnient and liir >n\,\\rr> a^ wrll. 11,, was 
located during the service in West \'iroinia, 
with tin- Army of the ( 'nnii.erland and the 
Fcnirleenth Army ('..r|», nnder (ieneral Slier- 
tnan. 

The JJoctor stands IVirtli pre-eminently as a 
type of tlie self-made man, has achieved dis- 
tinctive success and honcn' in his life work an<l 
is one wlio is most clearly entitled to represent- 
ation in this volume, which has to do with 
tlie leading eilizens of that portion of the Slate 
of Ohio in which lie has so lono- lived and 
labored. 

-:V. TIIKOPIIIL I.KOMIARDT, pas- 
tor of the Tnited F.van;^relical /ion's 
II >^\ Chnrch of Cleveland, was l,<,rn in Wur- 
-mliern;, (iermany, February N, ls5:i 
His parents were l.onis an.l ISarhara (lioeli- 
ringerj Leonhardt. Ills fathei-, a merchant, 
died in 1873, aoed seventy-three years, and his 



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long members oi' the Fvanoelical Church. 

'J'he subject of this sketch is the third in a 
family of 'four children, all living, namely: 
Alary, wife of I )aN id .Mullor; Louis" Theophil 
and Catherine, wife of Christian Seitz. .Mr. 
Leonhardt was e.lucatrd in iho .Mission C.dloge 
at Hasel, Switzerland, in the .Seminary at Niir- 
tingen, (iernniny, and in ;\merica spent two 
years in a lheol.,gical course in Marl hasville, 
.Missouri. hefore cnning to America young 
Theophil was in the Servian army- in ISTO - 
1S77— for thirteen months, in a war with Tur- 
key, lie came to America in ISSO, and was ii, 
the orphan a.sylum a few nu.nths as teacher, 
until the next" tcli.M.l year heg.an, when h.. be- 
gan ids studies in Mart'hasville, Mi.ssouri. lie 
was ordained in Cleveland in the church where 
he now has charge, in the year I.sy8. He was 
here first as vicar, then was made the pastor, in 
March, 18S4, and has .served as such sinc(- that 
time. 



Under Mr. Jjeonliardt's care the church has 
increased one hundred per cent, in ninnbers, 
having now UOO active and -lOU ])assive mem- 
bers. The Sabbath-school numbers over 'JOO. 
The small building in which the congregation 
woi'shiped is now useil for a school ami a beau- 
tifid and commodious edifice has taken its 
place. 'J'his has sittings for I ,o()() peoj,le, and 
is sometimes lilled so that extra seats have to 
be provided. 'J'lie congregation is made up of 
good and ajipreciativc Gernnm people. 

iMr. Leonhardt is a vei-y bard worker, ad.ling 
to his other duties the superintendency of the 
Sabbath-school. His well directed eiforts have 
been a great benelit to the church and com- 
munity. The church has been most b.rtunate 
in his jiastorate. 

AH'. Leonhardt was mai-rie<l September 30, 
ISSl. to .Miss Anna Remeliu.s, daughter of 
Daniel an.l Kli/abeth (liower) Kenudiu.. Her 
father was born in Cei'inanyand came to Cleve- 
land in 18-i8, where he has' since resided. He 
is a car inspector at the Union depot, ami is 
si.xty-three years of age. His wife < lied Ajji'il 
14, 18'J0, aged fifty-nine. She, with her hiis- 
hand, was a member of their son-in law's (diui-ch. 
Mr. and Mrs. lienudius had st.ven children, 
three dying in early ehildlniod. The living 
children are these: Louis, residingin the West; 
Louisa, wife of (iordian Dulfner, residing on 
Lor.aiu street, Cleveland; has three chihirem,— 
Fre.lerick, Alma and Klmer; .Mrs. Leordiardt; 
Charles, residing in Cleveland, a nn.chinist in 
the elc:ctric power Innise; marricl .Mary Clark. 
Mrs. Leoiduirdt is a lady (d' culture, ..asy and 
pleasing nnmners, .and agreat help in the arduous 
and important labors of her husband. They 
have live children, viz.: Theophil I)., Louis C, 
Thush.dda K., Carl F. and Armin V.. .Mrs. 
Lonhardtand the children are members of the 
/ion Church. 

Mr. Leonhardt, while in (iernniny, was a 
teacher for three years and a half in a school 
bninded by (iustav Werner. Here 1,300 chil- 
dren and old people of various ,das>es— the 



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taiioht and cared I'or. Tliis was oiio of the noted 


his sixtieth year, when upon his desire to retire 


institiitiuus of tliat ]i:irt uf (uTniany. ^Mr. 


a reorganization was elfected, and the lirm of 


AVernor originated tlio ])laii, (■(.illected tlie 


Mitchell Urothers came into existence, com- 


money and lironglit. about the oroanization ol' 


po.sed of A.T. and \l. T. Mitchell. 


tjie institnlioii. lie died in ISSC, at seventysix 


Hi its infancy this business was cooped up in 


years of a^;(u His death was oreatly lamented. 


one end of a dwelling with a capacit\ of about 


AVhile in the war .Mr. i.eonhardt was in 


500 s,puu-e b'cl, with .a tin. hup as tl'ic cddef at- 


eii^ht halllcs, and ten or twelve daiioerons 


traction; now two buililings are i-e(piired to ac- 


skiianislies. In 1S7() he was wonnded by the 


commodate tludr immense stock of hai'dware, 


Imrstinu; uf a sliell, a Hindered' whicli struck 


stoves, imj)leinents, tiling, etc.,— one 100 .\ 21 


hi the left side of his lace, knockino him 


feet and two stories high, and the other 50 x 100 


senseless. He was carried to the hosjiital, 


ft^et, a waroroom, besides a large storeroom in 


where l,e remained three weeks, and then re- 


the yard. This popular lumse was buindcd in 


tuiaud to his command. J'^i'om that wound he 


18(50 by 11. ^Htchell, tlu^ veiier.able father of 


will carry, while la; lives, a lai-oe scar on hia 


the .Mlbject of this sketch. He i. the pioneer 


neck and Face. He held tla^ cmnmission of 


har(h\'are mer<dnuit of Newbui'g. His lirst 


Second Lieutenant, whicli lu^ was afterward 


business in this State was in Kavcnna, where he 


(d.lio.-d to re~ion on account nf impaired healtji. 


lo.'ated in 185(; and became a member of the 


the i-cMill of a ])rolono;,.d attack of yellow fever. 


lirm i>\ lieckley eV .Mitchell, for four years. 


On leaviiio the aiany he relnrncd to his home, 


His lirst attempt at busine-. in ihe West wa- 


and c,;nnc 1,. .\mcrlca iu I'SSO. 


in Hidoil, Wiscon.in, uhere he was employd 


Mr. I.cdhhardt is .a man of line personal ap- 


as b.ieman u\ a linuei-'.- .shop bn- two ye.u-.-.. 


pearauc.. and ..f easy, pleaMug mannere. His 


He w.is iKuai in Washington cmnly, .New 


line S(diolai-shij) and extended acquaintance with 


York, thirty miles north of 'IVoy, danmii-y 80, 


the world, his o-enerous and allahle ways, added 


1S27. His ancestors on the lal her'.- tide wiae 


to a pleasing pi'e.-ence, have ever been hidpful 


of S,;otch origin: his grandbitliei', d(din Mitch 


in his <diurch work'. lie is an honored citi/.eti 


ell, emigrated from Scotland to America dur- 


of whom his (a)mmunity may be prond. 


ing the last years of the eighteenth century. liy 




trade lie was a slater, and while engaged at this 




vocation in New Voidvcity,he fell fi-om a build- 






ing and died from the eil'ects of the iiijnri.'S. 


Ill T. AriTCIl Ml,!,, a leading business man of 
/(\\ Newlmro, Ohio, and a member of the pop- 


He hd't only one child, a s,,n, John, the grand- 


father of A.T. .Mitchell, who remained with 


iyi\ niar linn .if Mitchell Ib'others, dealers in 


his nmther in New Voi'k city till he was fifteen 


' h.ardwarc, was boiai in Ka\-enna, I'ortai^o 


yeai's id' age, when he and his mother and step- 


county, Ohh). Nov.a.d.cr 'l-l, lS.-)(;,and removed 


bithcr moved to Washington cminly. There 


to .Xewburg, Ohi.i, with his pai-(tnts in ISCO; 


young dohn le.arned ihe Iradc of carp.'iiter and 


wa- educated in the aiammar and hi-h S(diools 


builder, married and bo,-ame ,a conlract(u- of 


of .Xewburo, and on leaving ihem. in <n-d(a- to 


sonu' note. In iMi.'i he moxid to ( )>wego 


become m.jre lamiliar with Im.-iness lorms, en 


c.miity, whci-e he was an acti\c business man, a 


t,-red theSpen.^erian Du.dne.^ ( nl h-e, and look 


mmubu-tni'iu- of stoves, binng the lirst to tuiai 


his diploma in fSTI. lie then launclic(| out 


.Mlt the Hathaway cookstove, with ;i .lescend- 


on his successful career. lirM a, an emph.yee of 


ing Hue, producing an art i.d,' cpial almost to th.' 


of his father, an<l M.on •■illerward as a member 


more nn.dcrn stove. lie made ab,, the (dule 


,,r the lirm of i;. Mil.'h.'ll .V S.ui. Thi-, lirm 


iron nnddboard pf.w, amme' the lirsl in exist 


cunlinu-l in business nnlil K. Milchdl re.a.-hed 


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\ic.l to [iroriiTiito liis business to tlie time of 


porated on April 5, IS'Ji, for the purpose of 


his .luatli, ill July, 1853. His alilictinu was 


conducting a general hardware, stove, tinware, 


cancer of tlie stouiacli, iiiid lie was taken away 


etc., business, with a capital of i515,OUU. lie 


iireinatiireh', beino; imly lifty-nine y(ai>- of aifc. 


has ii^t'^sed the chairs in the local lodge of 


lie niairie.i l...is Hall, a New fjiolaii.l la.l\", a 


the 1. O. O. k\, and is a trnst.'e of that lodge. 


l,ative .,r Conne.'tlcut, who .licl in 1^5;',!, h'av- 1 


He was marrie.l dune VI, l^'JO, to .lane K. 


in- f.Mir cl,iMivM,a, billow..: Tli.Dna., who , lie. 1 


Cm'hat, a daughter of Daiii.d Corlett, a history 


in IS'.II, in St. .l,.,-e|ih county, Michi-an; Abi- 


of whom will be found in thi.-, volume. 


...lil, who inaiTie.l a Mr. Uow aii.l secoiidlv a 




Mr. ( ..als, aii.l i.. n..w a wi.low rcsi.llno in 




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Wayne c..iin(y, New York; Nancy, now .Mrs. 




Shaver, also a rcM.lenl of Wayne county; and 


John CAUIdSLl':.— Cons])ictiouB among 


K..bert. 


>> 1 the men of prominence in Clevelainl, 


The last named was "bound out" in the old- 


^^ whose enter])rise, business sagacity, up- 


fashioned way, at ten years of a^-e, to Daniel 


rioiit methods, liberality and jiublic spirit liavo 


(i. .M,.rriinan, a tinner -if New Haven, Oswego 


contributed to tlu^ growth of Ohio's metropolis. 


county, where be was t.. serve an ajiiirentic.:- 


rendering it a leading factor in the advance- 


sliip of eiohi years at the tiniu-r's trade, receiv- 


ment of the State and county, stands the name 


iiio- thi-ee month,.' Mdio.iliiiy each winter, his 


of the subject of this sketch, who, although 


b.iard and (dotlies and his usual two suits of 


havimr gone to his rewaril. has left a legacy rich 


cloibcs on beciniinn- twenty-one; but his health 


in gooil intluences which will endure for many 


failed because of the cnnlinement, ;uid he was 


year.s to come. 


released from the tra.lc at the end of three 


.Mr. (Jarlisle was a native of Chillicothe, 


years. He returned to his father and remained 


Ohio, born October 2!), 1S07. His ].arents 


with him till he reached his majority, engaged 


were John and lietsy (Mann) Carlisle, the father 


in farm w.irk. At twenty-one he renewed his 


a native of county Tyrone, Ireland, and the 


uc.|uaintance with his half comj.leted trade and 


mother of Pennsylvania. Our subject made 


nia.l.. it hi^ bu.iness ever after. 


the most of limited educational ailvantages, 


He married, in Ontai-io, .New York, October 


such as were afforde.l in the schools of those 


2:j, l>i5:i, Catherine .Midis^a Cain, a native of 


early days. He began bir himself as a shoe 


the I.le <d' .Man and a daughter of William 


merchant, under the tirm name of "Carlisle it 


Cain. Tie. chiMivu by this mari'iage were: 


Fisk." At a later date he sold out to iMr. Fisk, 


Mary Kli/.a, who .lie.l in ISSS; A. T., the Mlb- 


ami .^^r. (!arlisle was a])poiiited toll c.(jllector on 


ject of tbi. .ketch; Uobert T.,and Kate L.ds. 


the Ohio canal at Chillicothe, wdiicli position he 


.Mr. .Mifeliell sclm.d.Ml his sons in the busi- 


held for some years. Siibseqiiontly lie was en- 


ne.. to which he -ave the best years of his life 


gao'ei-1 in j)ork-])acking, tlu' lirm being "Carlisle 


to e.tabli.h, and at sbxty years of age tiirne.l it 


&'Ueid." Their brand of poidc ami hams was 


over to them and retired from active business 


well est:iblished throughout many of the States. 


pur.-uits. 


His next advtuitui'e was in coming to CJleveland 


Mr. .\. T. ,^^tch(dl is a director in the South 


in 18.")(). This city about that time was con- 


Clevelan.l 1 Ian king Company, in the Ohio Na- 


sidered a tine ojieniiig for business ventures, 



junction with II, Nasoii, was one of the orhnn- 
atoi'.-, of the latter. He is secretary of the 

.Mea le l..im:,.T ('..iiipmy, and piv.i.h' f tie- 

M Itch. 11 i;,,.tli,-r,. C,.m',.aiiv, who were incor- 



beiii'f then, as well as since, the commercial 
center of a large and attractive territory. 

Accordingly he, with others, took toward 

Clevelanil, " Arriving sab-lv, he establishc.l 

i him.self in the lorWanlin.. and c.mimi^.ioii biisi- 



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UUYMIUGA UOUNfV. 



lioss. His location was on Jferwin street, near 
the l)usiness place of It. T. Lyon, who was 
among the early few who are still left. ]\\v. 
(Carlisle was a ujaii of i^oiod business inetlKids, 
of strict inlcority and nivat industry. 11 is 
generous iuijiuUes and kind heart induced liiui 
Ui kue|, hinisrlt hark in trying to help others 
ali>ng. He diil an extensive hnsincss an<l suc- 
ceeded well. 

He was married in (iloucester, Arassachusetts, 
October 2'J, 1S3.J, to Miss ,Mary iieach, daugh- 
ter of William and Mary Deacii, all mitives of 
Massachusetts, Mr. and Mrs. Carlisle had nine 
children, viz.: William 15., who died August 'J, 
lNS5, at the w^^i- of I'drty-seveii yeai's; John, 
wli,, ,lied December 17,' 18-^5, a't the age of 
bnty-six years; Andrew, born in ISil; Amelia 
11., iMU-n in 184:3; Henry .\., who died March 
11, 18.-,:, .aged tenyarsaud six months; (Icr- 
trnde ,\., 1m, rn in I'sl'd; Alary Melle, who died 



,ne_year aud^ three 



Se|ilember 27, IS,",:.', 
months; Irwin ('., be 
v., born in ISDC. 

Dr. Irwin Carson Carlisle, the eighth child 
of John and .Mary (lleachi Carlisle, was born in 
Cleveland, Ohio, V\'bruary 28, 1858. He was 
educated in the Cleveland public schools, read 
medicine under I'rof. H. W. Kitchen, and 
graduated in the medical department of the 
Wooster Lrnivcrsity, class of 1875. Since 1870 
he has been a continuous practitioner in (ilen- 
ville, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Car- 
lisle has been the attending physician to the hos- 
pital for convalescent children -^"Uainbow Cot- 
tiig(^"V- from its organization in 1891. He has 
been a mejnber of'the Board of Health since 
its organization in the village of (ilenville. 

Careful judi^nnent and integrity of i)Urposc 
have characterized his pn.lessional career, and 
be has been eminentl\- successful, and lias 
gained not only linancial prosperity but also 
that ,,ther most valuable and necessary recpiire- 
menl, tin.' respect and eslecmi of his fellow-men. 

'I'l'- '"■■ i- l"--'"i'' "■ ^'i'l ^^"y onlerpriso 

leiidin- I., ben(dil his c,„ni dty and is justly 

r.'cguizcl as a liberal mind.MJ and progr'c.^si v.^ 



citizen. He was nuirried iJeceniber 20, 1880, 
to Miss Ella, daughter of William and Lydia 
A. (liarber) Phillips, of whom see elsewlmre in 
this voluuK!. The home of the Doctor and 
wife has been blessed in the birth of one child, 
.Mary Antoinette. Dr. CarlisK^ and wife are 
members of the i'resbyterian Church. His 
parents were nunnbers (d' the i'resbyterian 
(!hurch for more than a generation, his father a 
Deacon in his church (the Westminster) for 
many years. 

The Doctor is a member of the Cleveland, 
the Cuyahoga County, an<] the ( )hio State .Nfedi- 
cal Societies. He is also a iVeipient contributoi' 
to the medical jourmds of the day. In politics 
Dr. (Carlisle is an ardent Republican. 

^Ir. -John Carlisle's death occurred December 
28, 1808. His wife is still living, with llor son, 
in St. Louis, lAHssouri, at tin; advanced ago of 
seventy-ei-hl years. .\s mother, companion, 

her ])raise too warmly. She is all these line 
words imply. Afr. (Carlisle was for many years 
a citizen of Chillicothe, Ohio, and tho following 
tribute from the (Jleveland Leader attesting his 
worth as a husband, a father, and a citizen will 
find a i-esponsive echo from all who knew him 
here. The Leader says: 

" We have to record the death of another 
prominiuit citizen of Cleveland, John Carlisle, 
.Ii'., who was dui-ing the early part of his busi- 
ness life a resident of Chillicothe, where quite 
a number of his relatives still reside. For 
some eighteen years past, witii but a brief inter- 
val of absence, he lias been well known in the 
forwai-ding and commission business in Cleve- 
land, Ohio. After forty years of more or less 
active business life, marked by industry, li<l(d- 
ity and honesty, he has departcid fr.mi the 
Scenes of his business associations and from tlu! 
midst of his numy fi-icnds in private life at the 
still |)i-inu! age of si.xty-one. 

" i''evv business men in our country wei'o 
belter known for sim|,licit.y of (diaracter, single- 
ness of pur|(Ose, or stei'ling honesty in <lealing. 
He was loo mo<lesl to (daim disi inct ion, and too 



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conscit'iitious to t:ike adviiiitago (jf circuiustances 
that iiiiuht have Ifd liiiii on tn furtuiK;. In his 






atr lih. li.' was, 



(■xc:(;|,li,,n irs|H"rl,-l an. I livhivcl. While in liis 
ivli;^i,,n.-, roiiN i,'l i-.n.. he was siiic'iv an.l .i.'.-i-h'd,. 

I'haiiM'ci.Mn. Ill iM.lil'irshe was nn.M, earneslly 

" Ihit it is in that dearest and most sacred of 
earthly eireles, tlie faniily home, that he will bo 
most missed. A moiii^' his children lie was the 
eom|)anioii ami eonliduiit, always interested in 
what -rieved uv uTHtilied them, ami with the 
linle ones aidiild in i'lill and cordial sympathy. 
His hmiily and frieml. have the supreme satis- 

of his knowle,!^,. and ability he did well the 
w,.rk that wa> '<n^vn him to doand has thus left 
an .'.xample well worthy of imitation. Like 
these, may we well e.xidaim with the jioet: 

■|>(>aves liavo llicir time U, fall, 

And (lowers to willicr in the nnrih wind's blast. 

And stars to set ; liiit all, lliou hast 

All seasons fur lliine own, () Death.' " 

To know John Carlisle was t.i respect and es- 
te'-n, hiiu. Indeed, lew men in the eoiintry had 
mwre friends than he. Mr. Carlisle's memory 
will live in the hearts of the people where he 
was known loiio after that of less imjiortaiit 
jiersoiiaoes shall have passeil away, and his name 
will he handed down to fill lire oeneratioiis as a 
syiH.nym for all that is oood, pure and nprioht. 



EUP.KN HALL, one of the well-to-do 



|<V fanners anil leading citizens of Dover 
11 >\ towrship, (;llyahooa^■onnty, Ohio, is a 
V son of Charles Hall, one of th,. pioneers 

of the county. 

{'Iiarles Hall was liorii in Lee, Herkshire 
county, j\ra.ssacliiisetts, in ITJH. In LSll lie 
came from ^lassachiisetts to Ashtabula county, 
Ohiu, wilh hi- bilhi^r, Mws's Hall, ami in that 
connlv was reared. He was married ihriv al 



the age of twonty-two to Lucy Seymour, who 
was born in I'lymoiith, Connecticut, In 1800, 
and who had come to Ohio with her father, 
Ziba Seymour, and family. Soon after their 



iMr. and jMrs. Hall can 



Cuyahoga 



.•oiinty and sctttled in Dover township. That 
was ill 1S2I. Wvm they continued to r(!side 
Ihe rest (d- their lives. Mr... Hall died in Con- 
necticut, whither she had gone in (juost of 
hetdth in LSU. Mr. Hall survived her a luiin- 



hvA- of 



oi years 



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a fanner by occupation. 



and was proiiiinently identilied with local aii'airs. 
He was one of the first members of the Episco- 
pal Church ill Dover township. They had a 
faniily id' live childn^n, viz.: EWy.n, wdio became 
the wife of Ceorge Porter, died in Dover town- 
ship, December 27, 18-11, at about the ago of 
twenty years; Afary Ann, who died December 
•J, 184-1, aged tdiout seventeen; lieitben, Ziba 
8. iind James. 

Reuben Hall was born in Dover township, on 
his father's farm, J une 18, 1827. Here he was 
reared, and here he has always resided. His 
early life was not unlike other fainur boys of 
that period. He remained a member of the 
home circle until after his marriage. Then for 
five years he rented his father's farm. At the 
end of that time he purchased seventy acres of 
land from his uncle, Kdwin Hall, and upon this 
place he has since resided. He has been suc- 
cessful in his undertakings. liy honest indus- 
try and good nianayeinent he has accumulated 
considerable property, being now tlie owner of 
174 acres of land, on which he has erected a 
set of good buildings. 

Mr. Hall was married March 2fj, 1850, to 
Miss Rebecca Smith, a daughter of the late 
Hiram Smith, one of the early pioneers of 



Dover townsl 



Mrs. Hall was boi'ii in this 



townslii|i, June (i, 1827, and died here in Janu- 
ary, 18(11. In August, 18(U, ,A[r. Hall was 
again maiTied in this township, this time to 
Miss Matilda Lilly, who was born here in 182*J, 
daughter of Abiniis Lilly, who was drowned 
whih' crussing the Rocky river, about ISlO. 
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inJYMIoaA COUNTY. 



or thm-cliiMivn: tJhiVu K., wif,- „f Clm,!-..- I.. 


hecame accomplished, as he is also an adept in 


Cooloj; Cliailes K.; an.l l.iicy S,, wife of IJt-v. 


Latin and (ij-cek. liy spc(-ial permission he 


C. A. Vincent, of lioslon, .MassachuM'tts. 


tauoht these lan^uaoes in the seminary, and 


iMitcrpi'isiiii,' and [iiiMic ^piiiteil, Mi-. Hall 


uas leachiuo- th.i'l.atiu and (ireck lanouaoes in 


ha. all lii> life tal.cn a >Kvp interest in loeal 


the Seminary of St. Vincent ol' I'aula, just he- 


alVairs. lie lias lilletl varions t()\vnslii|) ollices, 


foiv he emharkcl for America, March 'l, l.S'd3, 


aniono- wliicli are those of Assessor, 'I'l-wnship 


haviiio ohtaincd lirst periiiissii)ii fi-Diii his su- 


Tiaistee, etc. Diiiino the wai' he enlisted, ^^ay 


])erior cardinal, his ol.jecl heing to simply visit 


2, lSi;l, in Company 1, One Hundred and Fif- 


America. He was for three months in \Vinoiia, 


tieth Ohio National (luanls, and was in the 


jMiniiesuta, a. an assistant in St. Stanislaus 


100 , lav service. lie is a ineniher of the G. A. 


(roli.-h) Ohun-li. He was received into the 


U., Olmsted Post, No. 031. Hoth he and his 


dio.-ese of (Mevelan.l hy Ki-ht Uev. llislmp 


wife are nieinliers of and active workers in the 


Ilorstmann and stationeil in IJen-a as j)astoi- ot 


Metlindist Kpiseopal (dnirch. 


St. Adalbert's Church, a lew months since. 




H.-rehehas under his ehar-e 350 I'olish fami- 





lies an<l thirty (iernian hiniilies. He also at- 




tends missions at Oraftoii, at Loriiin and at 


»^ KV. Tllo^r.VS .MISK'KI, D. I)., pastor 


otluu- places. In Lerea he has a laru;e school 


■-V of the St. A. lallieit parish at Mcrea, Ohio, 


tau-lit hy four si.Mers of St. Felix fn.m Detn.it. 


! V was horn in I'r/.eworsk, (;alicia, Austria, 


IK-reare'taii-ht 300 children. Uev. Misi,-ki is 


"^ De.-enilier :U, ISIW;. His falher is An 


an ac(-nmplishe,l s,-holar, aide as a speaker and 


drew and his mother N'ei'oniea (Ohm urow icx.) 


a. an ur,i;a,ii/.cr is cpndly skilled. Asa siirnvr 


Misicki. His father is aconlract.n- and hiiilder 


U: is of marked ahility, liavino ,,ne of the liiiest 


in l'i-zewo!-sk-. In IS'.ii; his a^i- is si.xty-nine 


<d' teii,,r v,dce~. He speaks'l 'ol ish, (ierniau. 


years. Tli.' nmlh.-rdied in 1^M.■!, at the a-e of 


I'lvnch ami Fiigli.h, hi. special studies heiiig 


si.xty-seven years, a life-lono- memher of the 


oriental languai^'es. He is a writer of nol(^eon- 


Catholic ('hurch and an excelh'iit woman. 


trihuting many v.-duable artick-s to the I'olish 


There are (nily two hrothers who conipris(; the 


papers in Ameriea. ^ ., , 


<-hi!dren of these parents, namely: lornitiiis, 




the oMer, horn Jnly ;il, 1SG3; and the'suhject 




of this ski'tch. 1,-uatins has heen professor in 




a collecrt^ ill the city of -laro-laii for the past 


Q; HFIMUIkX IIFNUY WK; HT.M AN, of 


four years. 


^, Cleveland, was horn in this city, August 


The siiliject of this ,-ketch, Uev. Thomas 


"**-< :2^, ISl'J, asmi of d,,hn d.and Dchorah 


.\risicki, received his |,rimaiy education in his 


(.\l,jrgan) ^\'ightman. John Wightmaii was a 


native city. Later hi- atteinh-d a high-school 


desecndaiit .d' FIder Valentine AViglitman, the 


in Orakow. He was there eioht years, and 


founder and father of the lirst so(-iety of F.ap- 


nasse.l his examinatidiis, "i\iii.r e\ idenee of e.x- 


tisls in (iroton, lirst exercising his gifts aiiione- 


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cellelit scholarship. II,. tli(-ii att,-nde.l 'he 


a few willing li(-arers, and afterwanL gathering 


seminary in Orakow, whei'e also at a latc-r date 


a chiin-h, (d' which he was the past.u-, from 1710 


he atteiide<l the university, at which he oi-adu- 


to his death, dune 'J, 17f7. 11 is son, Kev. Tim- 


ated in h^ehriiary of ISN'.I. He was ordained 


othy ^Vightmall, oeciipieil the saiiu! ])iil|iit and 


],riest May li), lS80, and then to,,k a special 


olliee alter him for I'd years, and until his 


course uf'twu years, at the (-lose of which he 


death, Nov. 11, nUO, in his 7Stli year, and was 


recived the d,--re<- of I)o,-lor of Divinity. He 


siieceed.-d t.y his .s,,ii, U,-v. dohn (omo Wight- 


slil.lied llehrew, Syria,- and Aral.ic, in which he 


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iivu years, aii.l iiiilil liis iluatli, July Hi, IMl, 


olnia, in 17'.)il, eann. to Ohio at the a-;e <d' live 


•A'^cf] scvciily -fiJiir. Such a |iei-i(iil cjI' ministry 


years, and her deulh occuiTcij Auj,nist '^7, 18(j;j. 


<)\-(u- tlii! same ciiurch held in sueccs^iuii l<y 


The father, Ihu'ii in i\ew York, Janmiry ;iO, 


fallicr ami s..i, am) oraiidson lur a pciia-l of a 


17'JS, came to Ohio in DSII'.I, an.l du'd in 1S72. 


Inimlieil ami lliiily \ eai's is l.ilir\ ed t.. lie witli- 


Mr. an.l Mr... Warner ha.l three .d.ildren. Tlie 


(.ut parallul in t he iiist(ir3- ef American cliuivJies. 


el. lest, Ly.lia, marrie.l danu'.. Skinner, and hotli 


Krv. I'almcr ( ', . Wiolilmaii, a nn,mlM,n (.f licv. 


are n.AV .haa'.a.-.'.l. The-y had tw.. (diil.lren: 






.ImIiii Cam. Wi-htman. i,. still pastor .,r this 


Lanra. horn in IKIO, m.arri.'.l William Ilel.l.ui, 


snnm ,-hnir!i, l.ut did nut iinincdialcly sucTrd 


who .lie.l at Atlanta, (ie.u'-ia, while tervin- in 


his ^rramllatlH-r, a period .il' t lir. <• er Four years 


the hale w;ii-, at 1 he ai;.' of t w.uit)' 8i'\ en \ i^ai-s; 


iiiterveniii-. Many el' the de^'endai.t.. of KIder 


amldare.l, h.ini in ISOd. Their seeon.I .diil.l, 


Valeiilim^ AVi.jhl n'lau have tilled the pastoral 


Kzra (J. , marrie.l Ka.di.d Knrocs, and rcM.les 


olliee. 


at Myron Center, Michiaan. 'I'liey have h.a.l 


dohii .1. Wi;il,tmaii was iM.rn and reared in 


lour ".diil.lMuu Jelferson (.leeeased ), Charles, 


Conueetieut, lull cauiu to ( 'nyahooa ciuinty, 


Willi.am an.l (i,..,roe. Mr. and Mrs. Wight- 


Ohio, in ISil, k,eatiue mi ten aere> of land in 


man have ha.l live chihlicn, namely: A.lelai.le, 


the Woodland Hill.-. The e.Minty wa.- then a 


.lec.ased Oet..lH-r 2, I.^'.)l,at the agenf lorty- 


],arl ..r Tiinnhull eonnl), and 1 hey w.uv (ddioed 


six year..; Alhina D., wih. ,A Mi.diael Williams, 


to no to Warivn to pay l.axe.. lie took pari, in 


.)f Cle\elaml, and they have two ehil.lren,— 


the Indian war.-, wa. at the haltle.d' I'ort Meies, 


Sarah, wife of ll.arl llenethum; .aii.l Sherhurn 


and pai-lici[)atcMl in many other enoaacuneiits. 


Ilerm.an; .\ very d., ,d C.dilVu-iiia, m.arrie.l 


Althmi-h reared in the l!apli.-t laitli, Mr. 


l';ii/.ah,.|h Uinocn, wh.) did January 17, 1801, 


Wiehtman I.eeame an active worker in the Dis- 


and tluur lour chil.lren are; Zetta A., Sherhurn 


ciple Chureh, an.l the late iiev. Ale.xan.ler 


Henry, jMarion an.l Agnes .M . ; Herman, <le- 


Oamphell wa.-, often a ^ilest at his home, as was 


cease.l at the a;,'e uf om^ year; and Sai-ali, at 


also (iarlield's father and mother. His death 


Imine. Mr. an.l Mrs. Wightman are memi)ers 


oeenrred in l.S;i7, at ihea^e' of fortv-nine veais. 


(d' the Christian (!hureh, in wlii.di the ionner 


His wife departed thi.. life in Septend.er, [Kll , 


has serve.l as Kl.ler for many year.. In politi- 


at the age of thirty-two years. She was a meni- 


cal matteis, he was formerly a Whig, and now 


her of the liaptist (Minrcli. 


alliliates with the Ue|)ublican party. Wight- 


Sherhnrn II . Wiohtnuui, the lifth in a family 


man street of Cleveland is named in hon.ir of 


of eiuht children, and the only one now livino, 


the family which our suhje.:t n^presuiits, ami is 


was sei'iulisly injui'eil hy faliine from a horse 


sai.l tu lain through his father's farm. 


when eioht years of aee, and has only partially 




recovei'ei] from its ell'ects. He is now cne^aged 




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in the reahe-iate husincss. He has also served 




Bixleen years as Dejinty Culinty Ta.v Oolk^ctor, 


/T^HAIHJ'S A. I'OST, secretary an.l treas- 


h.avine held that oflice undcu' four diirerent 


Ij V uriu-.if the I'la.t Kn.l Savings l;,ank(!om- 


county treasurers. Mr. \\'iehtman has li\(Ml 


^rr |iany, iiegaii in hanking hu.iness in this 


where he now resides, No. lli'J 1' nion .st reet , 


city in I.sC/.), with I'lverelt, We.l.lell \' Com- 


since |.S7o. 


pany, as a ho.ikkeeji.'r, remaining with them 


Deeenihei' 'J, 1 S 1-1 , he w.as nn i ted in marri.age 


until lS8;i, an.l retiring as a teller in their con- 


with Miss Sarah L. Warner, who was h-nnTn 


cern. His re.ignati.m was cause.l hy ill health. 


N'e.whnrg, Ohio, Anenst IC, I s:i 1 , a <lauoht,.r 


an.l in ..r.l.'r l.> rc.mp.n-ale. hi; wiuit t.. the sea 


of Darin" an,| Delihd, ,1. Warner, lormcHy of 


h.i.ar.l ,al .\eu V.uk .ily, ,an.l .•nga.M.I in oth.M- 


Dnyahomi l''alls. The mother wa. Ikmui in Vir- 


pursuits until July, I.SSC, when he lelurned lo 



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GUT Alloc/ A GOUNT V. 



Cleveland restored to normal health. lie assisted 
in or^'aiiizinir the Kast End Savinns l!ank Com- 
pany, which was chartered in Auwubl, IS^t!, 
with ,]. 11. iMclJride as president, V. C. '\\y\uv 

Charles A. Post as secretary and treasiii'er. TIk^ 
capital stock al the .■.imnirticcmcnt, i)i;<-(Mnher 
is, ISSi;, was placed at SK.H), ()()(); now it is 
!;;200,(HHI, and the deposits amount to S'JO(),0UU, 
with a sin-], Ins of !:;GO,O0l». 

Mr. I'ost was horn in Kast Cleveland Octoher 
28, 1818, educated in the [.nhlic schools, ami 
was a clerk in a merchandising estahlishment 
at different times before going into the Jiank of 
Everett, Weddell & ('om|»any. He was elected 
to the City Council in ls80, and re-elected in 
1S82, sei'vino until he (h^termiiied to o;,j to New- 
York in 18^^], when he i-esigned. He is treas- 
urer of a nnmlier of corporations besides the 
East End IJa.dc,— the National Electric Valve 
Company, of the Maple CI rove Daii-y Company, 
and of the Casino J\line Company. 

As to tlie fraternal orders, ^fr. Charles A. 
Post is a ^faster Mason and K'nioht Templar, 
and a mend.er of tlie order of K.",f P. lie is 
also a mend.er of tlie Inion Cluh, treasurer of 
the Kowfant Clul), and president of the Twilight 
Club. His oreatest recrc^atiou beino; tennis- 
playino-, ho is prcsiilent of the Ivist End Tennis 
VUxh. In religion lu. is an active numiber of 
tile I'hiclid Avenue C,,ngregat ional Church. 

His lather, Nathan I'ost, a native ,d' Ibirling- 
ton, Vei'mont, came to East (Meveland in IS-IS, 



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d property on Euclid A. 



site of a well-known hotel 



•, the 
■ai'ly times. 



He was a harne.' 



bv trad 



tor and patentee of many articles of harness and 
saddle ware. He was also interesteil in thellrst 
malleable iron foundry estal>lishcd in this city, 
and induced skilled foreign labor to locate here 
to aid in operating the plant. i'\ir his wife he 
married Miss Laura -i. Eord, of .Madrid, New 
York, wliose ancestors weie piont^ers in New 
England. Mr. Nathan Post <lied in lS(;'.),aged 
si.xty-rnne years, and his wife diiMJ in ISTo. 
Th.'ir chihiien were Helen V..\ Sarah M., who 



died in 1875, the wife of E. J. Wa.lsworth; 
Nathan P., who <lied in Octolier, 18!»:J; Afary 
P.; Laura ,1., who died in 1880, t!ie wife of Dr. 
(i.e. Ashmun; I-Vancis W., (iharles A., and 
James \l. The last named was e.lurated in tids 



,ty,i 



when he en 






h(. enteri.'.i the en, ploy of Pool .V .McPridr 



in.. January 1, 
■ter, Iowa, Miss 
child is Pessie 
lier,,f th(! Euclid 
Avenue Congregational Church, and is in,,st 
active in proiiioting the interests of the Young 
Men's C;hristian Assi)ciation of this city, of 



Prothers, where he still 
ls7;i, lie married, in M: 
Afary A. \luv, and their 
May. lie is a prominent 



which he has been a direc 



many years, 



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the erection ul thel 



[[ J [ T. ANDPUS, freight agent of the Penn- 
rH' sylvania Company in Cleveland and a 

^' Austinburg, Ohio, Decend.er 2s, Ls;i<J. 

In lS,-.() his father, Marvin T. Andrus, mov<Ml 
to l:i.lgeville from An..tinbnrg, and in 18o7 to 
Cleveland fj'om liidgeville, ami entered into 
commission busimiss, and latiu' on railroad si;r- 
vice, i-etiring to privates life in 18S7. l\Lirvin 
T. Andrus was born in I\loi-ean, New York, his 
ancestors coming from P.urlingtou, CJi.nnect iciil. 
He learned blacksmithing and h.llowcl it to- 
gether witli farndug until hi. removal from 
Eagleville in ISoO, having reshled there tweh(^ 
years. He died in (.!le\elaud in PilU, at 
eighty-three years and nine months of age. He 
married Amanda, a daughter of (Jeoroo Calkins, 
a farmer. The Calkins family came from 
Waterburg, \'ermont, and are of Welsh de- 
scent. The children of this union are: (Jeurge 
W.; Emmet H., decea.sed; II. T.; Heh^n, de- 
ceased; I']mma, deceased; J<'rank; and Minnie, 
wife of A. W. Sti'ong, a Cleveland broker. 

H. T. Andrus was e<lucated in the nublic 



seluiolsof Clev.J I, and in l8,-,7, on as, 

the dulie. u\ r.'al life, .•niered the em 



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CU YAHOO A COUNTY. 



tli(! Puiiiisylvaniii Coinjiaiiy as oiiand hoy iii tlu 


Ml-. Stewart has heen a lesident of the town 


i'lvinlit oltice, aii.l ill 1S(U was nia.lc casliit-n 


of Solon since 1S80, and at present owns one of 


wliicli iiii|>orlaiit position Ik^ fillcil coiit iiiuously 


the finest farms in the town>liiii. Socially 


till ISSS, wlicii he i-('cci\c(l liis ajipnintincnt as 


frank and g,.nial, and carrying into hi- husines's 


ancnt. 


life, encM-gy and integi'ity, Mr. Stewart, although 


Politically Mr. Aridrus is a Re])ulilicaii, ally- 


comparatively a young man, is rccognizeti as a 


in>,' himself always on the side d' trno Anicri- 


pi'ominent citizen of the place. 


eanisiii. In lodge circles .Mr. Antirns is a K(jyal 




Arch Mason. 






Mr. Andriis has hecn twice married, first in 


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18(13, at Norwalk, Ohio, to (iertrndc Adcladu, 


Tp-J 1'. WILMOT, attorney at law, Cdiagrin 


a daiialiter of Klias Harris, of Seville, Ohio. 


r' Kails, Ohio, is a native of this State, 


J\rrs. Andrns died without issue in IMiU. in 


'—'1 horn at Mantua, I'orlage county, March 


1872 Mr. An.lnis niairicd Kllen Melancia, a 


11, 1851. His father, Anizi Wihnot, was also 


daugliter of Kdwiii Hill, of (iardner, Mas>;,chii- 


born at ^lanlua, in the year ]S2:!; he was a son 


setts. Of this iiidon arc horn Harry L., Chir- 


of Klla and Lucretia (Klairi Wihnot, who emi- 


ence ^I., Alice 11., Carl K. and raul'w. 


grated to the western fn.nlier fiun, New En- 




gland in 1810. Tlie grandfalher (d' (iUr suhj.'ct 




bore arms in tin; war (d' l-S 12. serving as ca|)tain 


\\A\1) "• •'^''''''^\''^'"''' f'"' >iil.i.'et <,f this 


of a company. .\mzi WHmut married Minerva 


V/Vy/ sketch, was horn al (Iro.^.MV.iuh, near 


S. l)inlle_\, a' native, .f New V.u-k and a mendier 


■l"/ Colcraine, county L.,nd<niderry, 1 re- 


of one of the olde.M fandlies of the Empire 


iand, dune ;{, ISoQ. IJis parents, Samuel and 


State, lie died in 188'J, while she survived 


Alice Houston Stewart (tlie latter of wdiom still 


until only ISOt. 1'hey wei-e the parents of a 


lives in Ir.dand), were of Scot(di Irish ancestry, 


family <,f four childr.m: E. I'., the subject of 


and I\li-. Slewai't's life has heen characterized hy 


this biogr.aphy; Addie S , erne of the most suc- 


the enterprise of the stui'dy race from whi(di ho 


cessful teacher^ in the public ,S(diools ,d' Voungs- 


spi-uno. 


town; Cai-rie K. Spray, a resident of Mantua, 


Mr. Stewart receiv(«l his early education in 


Ohio, an<l Amelia M., wli.j was for several years 


liis native land. At the ao-e of fifteen lie came 


prominently kin.jwn as a teaidier of the Lima 


to the United States, and, liudinirin the Western 


(Ohio) schools. The father was a farmer by 


Jieserve surroundino^s congenial to his tastes, 


occupation, and through many sea.sons tilled 


h.cated in Uuyaliocra county. In 1SS3 he was 


the s(m1 that has been in the family over eighty 


married to Miss Elnia ,1. iJurocss, a lady of 


years. Politically he gave his allegiance to the 


intelligence and good family, daughter of .J. M- 


Ue|)ublican party, and was a warm friend (jf tln^ 


Tdurgess of Orange townshij). 


lamented .lames A. Garfield. 


In politics a staunch Ile])ublicaii. Mr. Stew- 


'I'oung A\'ilmot enjoyed supjerior advantages 


art Idled acccptahly for six years the oliice of 


to th(j.se which wcu'e alforded his father; the 


township Truslce, an<l served for two terms as 


comm.m ,s(d,ool system had been c-l.ablished. 


a iiuMiiher of the IJuard of Kducalion. In 1S1»2 


an,l he was al.s,j a'studeiit at Hiram, whi.di had 


he was appointed hy Di'. McXeal as Assistant 


become a center of h^u-ning for the Westei-n 


Dairy and I'ood Commissioner, which ])osition 


lieservo. ILi\ing deternuned ujion the law as 


he still holds. He is a mendn-r of Golden <iate 


his vocati<in, he began to read in lS71 undi.'i- 


Lodge, No. 21o, I'. & A. M., Chagrin falls 


the guidance of d mlgv Henry (I. K.un.y; lal,.r 


Oh.apler, No. 152, and Oriental Comnumdery, 


he was asHoei.iled wilh Judge Luther Day and 


No. 12, K, T. 


Judge (ieorge E. Kobinson. InlSTt^hewas 






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adiuittiiil tu lliu liar. Veitih ul' i!X|,ui iunco and 
miititernipti'd devotion to his pi-ol'cssion iiavc 
won a idaw in tin- front ranks of CnvalM.oa 
connly'. Iradina law\,.r>. For nin.. yJar. Uv. 
served as duslicc ol' the IVacoan.l ,liMd,arev,i 
till' dulius of llnit ollicc Willi iin.-,wfi-vin<f lid,.|Tty. 



CO YAH 0(1 A COUNTY. 

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I.rr .,|- (ilddrll (lati- l.odn.., X,,. '^l,-), ].'. .^c A. .M., 
and of Cliaurin Fall>, ( 'liaplcr, Xo. l.";:.', \l A. M. 
Mr. Wilniot was united in marrianv in iSS 1 
at Ciia-rin Falls to Kiniiia ,1. Walcnnan, n 
native ol' tlio State of New ^'urk, and a 
daiigliter of dolni Waterman. They have one 
soil, Virgil I'. .Mrs. Wilniot. is an active niein- 
berof the Metliodist cliureh. 



WiIid.l.\M FUI'.DI'IMCK- Fli;i)LKi;, 
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diand. I'ivc el.il- 
.111, three of whom 
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I, Ohio, and one 
pniiniMn^ryonna 



:e Court of CI 
of the hest known and 
nieml.er,-, of th,. Cleveland l.ar, is a native ol 
the Forest Cily, haviiio l,een horn in the old 
.Si.Mh AVard on Oetohei- S, 1S(;;>. II is father 
was Conrail F. I'iedler, who was one id' the old 
and welhknown eitizen. of Cleveland, he hav- 
ing durine; his life lieeii an active man and for 
a nuiiiljer of yeans an ollieial. lie was a native 



d' W 



South (n 



\y, wiiore 



here he was 



horn in LSlS. Jle linislied ]iis schooling and 
learned the trade of mason and was married he- 
fore leaving the old country. in Fs50 he ar- 
ri\ed in the United States and came direct to 
(develand, where he continued to reside until 
Ills death in September, ls87. He was en-aned 
extensively as a mason contractor for many 
years, and for a nnmher of years was the 
city's In.-pector of Sewers, Culverts and Pave- 
ments. During the cholera e]jidemic in this 
ciiiiiitry his wife died, leaving two out of three 
children. The children are: Mrs. Catherine 
F.ecker and Mrs. Annie Uenner, both of Clove- 
land. In 1854 he was married to Mary Agnes 



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and his elder broil, er, Conrad I']., who is acili- 
y.i-U ,d' Cleveland. 

Theimmediale subject nf this sketch lias al- 
ways re,-ided in Cieu-land. lie alh-nded lii.t 

them all and .graduating at the high school in 
ISS;i. lie tluMi l,Hd< a post graduid,. cour.e in 
the C,'iilral high s.di,-ol in order to prepare 
hiniMdf hir college, an.l in 1^^;:J enleied Adel- 
bert Colh'ge, and taking a cla-sical cnnr.-e giad 
uated wilh honor in 1SS7, standing liflh in a 
class of seveiileeii. One year was then spent 
in the otlice of F. C. Friend, in Cle\elaiid, in 
l)re].ai'ation for the Ciueiiinat i haw Scdiuol, and 
in the fall of 1S88 he entered that excellent in 
slitution, at which he graduated in Iss'd with 
the (h'grc- (d- Id.. 1;., and in the bdlowing d nn,' 
Adelbert College conferrcl upon him the decree 
of A. M. lie Ihen enleied the practice of law 
in (de\eland. 

In I.^'.IO .Mr, Fiedler was an niiMU-cissful ean- 
didate b,r Cou iici I ni.an fnm. the Seventeenth 
WanI (d- Cleveland on the Uepnblican ticket, 
ami in iS'dl was one of the lour .•andidates for 
the iK.mination before the Kepnblican Conven 
tion for the ollice of I'rose.-uling Attorney lor 
the (dty I'olice Court, and receiving the n.aiii- 

l,i3()l) votes; ami so successfully did he dis- 
charge the iluties of the ollice that in IS'JIi he 
was nominated without upp<isition and re- 
elected l.iy a majority ,d' almost 8,()()l) votes. 

JMr, Fiedler has fullille.l the .Inties of his .,f- 
lice in an able ami c(mscientious manner, win- 
ning the admiration of the court and bar, ami 
has won lasting laiireF as a public ollicitr. As 



awyei 



he has b,r 



ant and promisuig of 
the Cleveland bar. 



ts one of the most 

he younger menib 
In polith's Mr. Fiedler is an nncompromis- 

ng iopiibliean, yet al llie same lime 1- hroad 
iml liberal in lijs views, and hi- loleram-e has 



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W(Pii liiiii iiiiiny fViciuIs (n-oii among tli 
tion. It irt \\w. .,[)iiii(iii of his many warm 
fruMMlsthat lii-licr and mmv important oflidal 
lionnrs await Mr. iMeiller, and tlicy expect to 
have the ph^Mire at im distant day of t^winn-' 
him on the heneh. Me is a Kniel,"| „f I'ylhias 
and a memher of the 'ripi)ecan(>u Ciidi. 

lie was married on Auoiist 2li, IH'.DJ, to Miss 
Chira K. Wohlmann, of (''ieveJand. who at that 
time was one of the ellicient teaeliers in tlie 
Kowler pnhlie school, and wlm i. tlie daii-hter 
of rrofessoi- Hermann W,,hlmann. one ot" tlie 
oldest and he.-t k noun oT CdcM'land's educator.-^, 
who is at present a |ir.desS(n- at tlie Central 
high school. 

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ASIIINdTOX li;VIX(i I'OI'K (I 



1 as '■!. W." I'opc), corre- 
seci-etary (d the Cleveland 



Window Shade V, 



ipany, wi 



1 111 Olsci^o 

county. New \'ork, near Ihirlingtoii Flats, 
Septeinher 14, 1S34. His father, Lewis S. 
Pope, wi,s a native of Fairfield county, ( Ujn- 
iiecticilt,ai.(l was a farmer in early lite and later 
a shoemaker hy trade. After his marriage he 
locati'd in Monroe township, l''airh"eld county, 
and alxjiit 1S2;J moved to Otsego county, New 
Yirk, locating at I'.iirlingtoii Flats, where he 
eiigageii in Caririing. In Ls85 he emigrated to 
Geauga county, Ohio, settling in Auhiii-n town- 
ship, on a farm; in ISii'J moved to Troy town- 
ship, where he li\'e(l till ISfJll, when he cliangcd 
liis residence to Chagrin Falls, wdiere he died, 
in 1875, a nieniher of the Masonic fraternity 
and a Spiritualist, although in earlier life he 
was a " materialist." In jiulitics he was at first 
a Democrat, then AVhig, Vv^a Soil and itepuh- 
lican. i''or many years he was d ustice of the 
i'eacein t he township of Troy, < ieauga county. 
lie was well known as a speculator in livt; 
stock-, and was the lirst man in his vicinity to 
agitate the (juesth.n of not pasturing eatt le or 
other liv,. st.ick at large in the ]»uhlic hi-hway. 
While positive in his views and radical for re- ] 
forms, he was liheral, as any one is in, dined to i 



he who is well posted in the ri^^hts of man and 
in the docti-inal issues of the parties. 

Lewis i'ope, giandfather of I. W. I'ope, was 
ahsoa n.ative ,,f the - Land ,d' Steady Hal. its." ., 
The line cimipriscs descendants cd' Thomas I; 
I'ope, who emigrated from JMigland in ltl27, 
liinding himself out for si^ven years' service in .. 
order to pay for iiis passage to America. He 1 , 
lirst settled in Massaidiusetts, and aftei-ward in 
(;onn..cticnf, in hotli of which States lu^ fol- , 
lowed the vocathm (d' an agriculturist. At his .,. 
ileath he left an estate of 10,000. 

!,ewis S. I'ope married Miss Cliarry Smith, 
wlio also was a native of C3onno(;ticiit, horn and 
i-eared near Milft)rd, New Haven county, and 
died in (!hagrin h'alls, at the age of eighty- 
eight. II. ^r father, David Smith, a hiacksmith 
hy trade and (d' Scotch an. I Irish descent, is 1 
supposed also to have heeii a native .d' Cm- , 
necticut. He participate.) in the Kevohiti.^nary 
war, an.l .lie. I in his nitiety-thinl yeai-. He had . 
hut one sou, David Smith, Jr., who died in 
Cliagrin Falls, in his eighty-seventh year; was 
an early settler of the Western Ueserve and 
well known. In the family of Lewis S. I'ope •.•■' 
were four sons an.l four .laughters, namely: \, 
Lines S., Lucy A. and Andrew D.,al] deceased; : 
C'ornelia T., wiilow of Miles I'underson and re- . ;, 
si. ling in Hiram, I'ortage county, this State; . , 
Davi.l L., a ])i'oininent and intluential farmer of r 
Troy township, (i.^auga county; ('harry M., 
wife of II. M. Ilervey, of North Madison, 
Lake county, Ohio; Mary .1., wi.low of Charles 
Onderdonk, of the same place; and !. W., 
wh<.,se name heads this sket.di. 

The last nientione.l was one year ohl when 
his jiai'ents settle. I in (ieaiiga county. He 
c.)miilele.l his sch.iol .lays hy atl.'U.liuLf two - 



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terms at the Hiram 1 ustit nl.. (sin.-e C.dlege). 
.\t tlu: age of ninel.'.Mi years he marrie.l an.l 
.'. nil 111. 'need housekeeping. A few years after- 
war.l h.. piirchase.l his fatluM-'s farm in Troy ,., 
township, ami followe.l agricultural pursuits f, 
there until tli.' autumn of IStil, wli.m h,' nioveii ,, 
to Clia-rin Falls. Ti,.. ,„-,t y.'ar hi^ h.mglit \ 
the Union Hotel projierty, an.l conduct. mI hotel 



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hiisiiiess there abcjiit twcj years, vvlieii liu Ijciuoht 
tlie Egolestoii Hou-e, ii.nv tlu- Hotel Irviiio;, 
niuned in liis li(.nui-, iui.l reiM.»lele.l an.) a.l.led 



th Messrs. 



I'arkrr and J'ralt, he huuo;l,t an interest in tlie 
old Lower paja-r mill, tlien devoted to the nian- 
ufactiire of straw paper, witli a tliirty-foiir-iiich 
machine, became the Imsiiiess manager and re- 
huilt the ,-tructiire and added to its capacity, 
enaljling the company also to manufacture 
manila and Hour-sack paper. In 18()'J or 1870 
Mr. Tratt sold liis interest to John Bleasdale, 
and the firm name hccamu I'arkor, Po|)e & 
Company, in 1S71 },\v. I'arker sold his intei- 
est, and the company's name became I'ojie & 
IJIeasdaie. This company increased the v(duine 
of production from 1,500 pounds a day to 
5,000, and made paper bags. In the spring,' of 
1875 Mr. IV.p.. s,dd out to ^\v. lUeasdale, who 
operated the mill until the following autumn, 
when lie nraile an assignment to V.. W. Force. 
]\Ir. Pope, being the jirincipal creditor, organ- 
izcil a joint-stock company known as "The 
('hagi'in I'alls Paper Company," and th(;y pur- 
chased tli(t property. In the same year Mr. 



dent, and after some months Mr. Pope jnir- 

chased the stock of the original railroad com- 
pany and its lionds b)r himself and associates, 
and was elected pr(^si<lent. He had the |)rop- 
erty sold at public auction, and in the interest 
of himself and • associati:s purchased it, they 
liaving orgaiu/.ed the Chagrin Falls and South- 
ern Ilailroad (Company. Mr. Pope was presi- 
dent until 1885. 

His business enterprises were generally suc- 
cessful; but the mill at New Castle was burned 
in the fall of 1SS3 wilh all its contents, with 



)ut little 



J. At the close of the 



yea 



■oj,e, with partners. 



at New Castle, Pennsylvania, of a capacity of 
about 8,000 pounds a day, and he had the su- 
perintendency of the mill, meanwhile having 
also the management of the old (Chagrin I'alls 
ostablishmetit. In 187U, in company with ten 
other men, he built the railroad from Chagrin 
Falls to Solon, he becoming cdndrman of the 
construction company. In lS80 the pi'csident, 
Mr. Keid,and (ieneral .Manager Wa<ldell .d' the 
raili'oad company undertook to take possession 
of the road without fiillilling their contract, 
when Mr. {'ofm di.sc.vered the movement and 
"threw him>elf int. i the breach," taking posses- 
sion of the locomotive an.l contnil of the en- 
gineer and holding the train until his associates 
an,l other trustworthy men came to his a.ssist- 
ance; and the ti-ain was put upon its regular 
run. Presi.leiit Uei.l and Manager Waddoll 
were ejected until thi^y should pay their fare; 
an ap|eal was taken to the courts l.y the presi- 



it was found that the business at Chagrin Falls 
was unsucccssfid, and Mr. Pope jilaced iiis en- 
tires pro|)erty in the hainls of a committee of 
three of his I'reilitors for the protection of those 
who had befrh-nded him and the (Chagrin Falls 
Paper Company. This was done during the 
lii.-^t part of .lanmiry, 18S.1. 

7\fter being thrown out of business Mr. Pope 
started out on the r.,ad for the Cleveland Win- 
dow-Shade Company, wc^ll knowing (hat the 
\:a-V of employment would injure the useful- 
ness of any man. In July of tlu' same year he 
met tlm president of tlu' .Marietta it North 
Georgia Uailroad (Jomi>any, who made him an 
ott'ei' to handle their securities in the markets, 
which was accepted, and he commenced opera- 
tions in September. Associating himself with 
a number of genllemen, he repaireil to New 
York city to negotiate the securities, and within 
a year arranged for the si.le of the enti re railroad 
property, and it pa,.>ed into oilier hand,- but 
during this time heals., secured the business of 
handling the pi-o|ierty of two other roads, - one 
in ()hi(, and one in Virginia, effecting con- 
tracts between the pi'csidents of the twocom- 
paides and representatives of London capital- 
ists. Vov that pur[)ose he went to New York 
city to arrange for the constiuiction of over 500 
iiiihis of track, the contracts amounting to 
about S13,50(),00(); but the contractors from 
London faih'd to carry out their agreements: 
after about two years' labor they'^failed for 
about S250,()()0. 



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CUYAlfOGA COUNTY. 



Altlioiigli Mr. I'upe's laljors in tliis iliruction 
were lust, he was not idle, nu'ainvliilc iindini;- 
Otlier cliaiinels of work. In ^(jnipany witli 
otlier oc'iitlemni lie piu-cliased some iv.il ostato 
ill East Xc-w Vnvk, platted, onidud and sold it, 
Bcttlinn; ii|, ull matters williin mm ^oar, tlius 
I'lirnisliin;^ liiin eiKniirli to su|)|iiirl liimsoH' and 
I'aiiiiiy; hiit lie concluded that lil'e would be 
ploHsanter to he associated wilh his family 
again, and accordingly, in Decemher, 18S8, he 
returned to Cleveland, and has .since been asso- 
ciated with his son. Lines Irving, in connection 
with tlie window-shade company. Jle, Lines 
L-vinor Tope, is now jncsident and general 
manager, and also acting treisurer, of the com- 
pany, and also of the Falls Hotel Company in 
conductin<r the Hotel lr\'ing, where the sub- 
ject of this sketch now makes hi.s home. On 
one occasion he was employeil by a company to 
go to Arizona and buy the petriiied iVirest there, 
but, rinding the title [i> the |irop(uty imperfect, 
declined to make the purcdiase. 

As to his views on national cpiestions Mi'. 
I'upe is a Kepuhlican. Karly in life he was 
prominent in loeul politics. In IS(II) he was 
elected Trustee of Troy township, ( ieauga coun- 
ty; about lS(iS lie was elected a member of the 
Council of Ohiigrin Falls; and in 1874 Mayor 
of the village of Cha-rin Falls, in which otlice 
he servi^d for four years. 

He was initiated^nto the (inler of ( ).hl Fel- 
lows in 1855, in which be has passed all the 
chairs, as well as in the Kiicain[imeiit; has been 
a member of the ]\[asonic order since 1805, in 
which lodge he has been Secretary; and lie was 
a iiieniber of the order of Knights of rytliias 
for many years. He is a zealous and able ad- 
vocate (.if the public-school systcun and of our 

form i,\- gov.M-i uit. ,\s to the religions he 

is liberal in the wi.h'.-t sense. In psycliologi- 
cal science he is a S])irit iialist ; is now tilling 
the position of second vice-president and seci'C- 
tary of the Lake Lrady Association of Spiritu- 



Mr. I'opewa 
Troy, (Icauga 



rried .Lomary 15, I S5 L in 
ilV, I" AHss Uebeera A. 



AVhitcomh, a nati\'e of the same townshi]), born 
September 0, 1827. Her father, Israel Whit- 
comb, a native of Massachusetts and of Scotch 
ancestry, came to Ohio about 1 SOil, and was a 
blaeksn'iith and farmer. Her mutluu-. whose 
maiden name was Abigail ll.jlman, was also a 
nativi'^ of the llay State, .jf Iviglish descent. 
Mrs. I'ope is tla. .seventh and yoimgesl child in 
their family. Mr. aiul Mrs. I'ope iiave a son 
anil a daughter; Lines lr\ing, was born in 
Troy, above mentioned, Seiitemher 12, l85i;, 
graduated at Clia-rin Falls high .scho.d, at 
tended Liichtel College at Akron, this State, 
two and a half years, and has been manager of 
the Cleveland Window Shade Company from 
its first establishment, and is now its jiresident 
and treasurer. 1I(^ came to Cleveland in lS8t), 
where he still ivsi.les, a sueces.sful business man. 
He married Aurelia D.ui.-lass September 25, 
lS77,an(i has one daughter, l';ieanur, born June 
S, I8U(). He is a member of the .M.as.Miie, or 
der, was a (Councilman for the Thirty-seventh 
ward of Cleveland in 18'J()-''J1; is a public- 
spirited man, and is ihjw \ice-chairman of tlie 
relief committee of the si.xth district of this 
city. His sister, (iertrudi^ A., was born in Cha- 
grin Falls, April 3, 1870, and is ikjw the wife 
of llalph AV. Hayes, city editor of the Joliet 
(Illinois) Uepublican. She is a graduate of 
Oberlin ((Jliio) Colle^'e, and was married Octo- 
ber 27, 18'J2, and now has a .son, born August 
15, 18'ja, and named Everett I'ope Hayes. 



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KV. 1). HFXUY MIILLKII, D. D., 

tlie Preshling i'ldcr of Cleveland Dis- 
^\ trict of the Fast Ohio Conference of the 
Methodist l-:pisropal Church, is a native; 
of I!altiin(ire, Maryland. II is ancestors geiier- 
llvhave been memluu-s (,f this church. When 
he left the city of Laltim.u-e, be- 
isterial work 'very early in life, 
d one year in the l:.altimore Cmderence, 
n Ihr Wise.Misin ( onleren.T for live yeais, 
r stationed at Oshkush and Milwaukee. 



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CUTAIlOdA COUNTY. 



VoT liis nunistci-i:il wui'k lie was prcpai-ud at llic 
tli(!ol()gieal s-cIkhiI at l';vaiist(iii, lllinoi;^, liaviiiL'' 
])roviously irradiialcd 



alc(l at an aradciny in tlio city 
of lialtiiiinrr. lie ranic inl,, thr ministry uilli 
a lil.cial LHlncati,.n an,! with a mind and (diar- 
actei- wtdl sniteil to the calling, and to all this 
lias been added a devout religious nature. In 
ISnn he was transferred to tlie Genesee Con- 
ference and was in Kiinaluand Uocliester, Xew 
Vork, for twelve years. l''rom 1S75 to 1877 he 
was pastor ol' Union Church in Oo,vington, Ken- 
tucky. In lS7y lui was transferred to the Vaw 
Conference and serx-ed the 1^'irst Methodist 
l'>|iiscO[)al Chiireli at Iv-ic for tliree yeai-s. In 
ISSJi he was traiisfei-rcd to the Ivist OliioCon- 
fen.nce, in which he ]n-eached five years, 
j)i'eacliino; at the iScovill Avenue and Cei:tral 
Churches in Cleveland. lie was also locate.! 
for four years at Canton, Ohio, wliere he 



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Church. In IS'Jl lie was a|)|)oiiited Presiding- 
]':i.lcr of tlie l-.ast Ohio (Conference and in tin's 
work he is still eni^a^ed, j-esiditiir in (Meveland, 



The Illinois Wesleyan Tuiversity, in 1S75, 



Hiferred 



him th 



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Divinity, and in ls'.);J the Mt. Union Collei^re 
conferred upon him tlu^ deo^ree of Doctor ofj; 
Laws. Great success has attended all liis la- 
bors as a niiiustei-. lie is a preacher of elo- 
(juence and learning, carries conviction and en- 
kiiiilles interest and entliu.-.iasm. 



\ 11 Vjl LLIAM W. (lALIIOUN, wbo.se name 
V/Vy^ is well known in connection with tim 
""' horticultural int.Mests of Cuyahoga 
county, was boiai at l!ca\er Dam, Kric, county, 
Pennsylvania, January ID, lS:i8. His parents, 
John C.and I',.lly (Conn ) Calhoun, were natives 
of .\(^w Vork and IVnnsylvania respccli v.dy ; 
the father was a car[icnter and joiner by trade, 
.and followed this vocati<in all bis lib'. lie was 
asoldi.'riii the war of IS I'i, and was discharged 
in llullalo after that city had brcn burned, "in 



IS It he removed to Ohio, and there died at the 
age of cighty-lwo years; his wife is also de- 
ceased. They reart'd a family of nine children, 
.seven of whom still .survive. ' 

Our subject was engaged in gardening and 
huckstering in this c.Minty when there was a call 
bjr men to go to (be front in <lef(Mise of the 
Nation's ilag. Uesponding to that call be en- 
listed in Mattery i. l^rst Ohio Light Artillery. 

later he was at the extreme right at Chancellm'S- 
ville, where In^ loade<i the first piece fii'ed there, 
lie was transferred to the Twentieth Cnnii tlu; 
Eleventh Army Corps, and was .afterward in the 
siege of Chattanooga and the Atlanta campaiini. 
lie left Sherman before the famous march to 
the sea was begun, as lie was in another wing of 
the army. AVIien hostilities ceased ho was at 
Dalton, Cieorgia; he was honorably discharged 
at Chatlano.iga in .Inne, ISH.-,, and .s.ion alU'r- 
w.'ird arrived home. He was twice wouihIcI 
with bullets, but recei\eil a more serious injury 
from a falling cannon. Uiittery I was sidd to 
be the only battei-y that dismounted their 
cannon ill drill. This greatly plea.sed General 
Schurz, and he pronii.seii the battery a crri,at 
honor. This lioiioi' later jiroved to be the privi- 
lege of firing the salute to President Lincoln 
when be viewed the troops of the army of the 
Potomac. Prior to the campaign of (iettysburg 
the IroojiS were called out for iiispuction by 
(ieneral Sclnirz. No. 1 piece, weighing \;^\{) 
pounds, was attended by \\\ W.Calhoun and 
JMorris- Porter. While 'holding the piece in a 
perpendicular position, wailing for the order to 
dismount, the cannon tipped and doubled Mr. 
Calhoun to the earth. He was then sent to the 
hospital at I'rederi.d. City, wher(^ he remainefl 
several days. The injury to his back which he 
then received is said by doctoi's to be the cause 
of locomotor ataxia, from which he now greatly 
suifers. .After his r.^turn home he resumed his 
old occupation of gardening. 

.Mr. C.dhonn was niarricl in the autumn of 
ISCi; to .Miss Helen Mosley. who (lied in 1S7:3, 

the mother of three cliildieii: .Mice .Myrta, 



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Sterling AVallace and I.uui> liyron. lli.s second 
union was to Julia iJergliotl', a dauglitur of 
Nicholas and Kllen lierglioir: one child has been 
1m, rn of this marriage, Anna Kllen, who is still 
a student; Sterling W. and l.onis li. ure engage.! 
a. traveling salesmen: Alice has won an envi- 

In politics .Mr. Calhoun is ;in ardent Kepnl, 
lican; he has I.een a nieiuber of the G. A. K., 
and was Col.uiel of the Ellsworth eoinniand; 
he was also Inspector (ieneral of the Union 
Veterans of Ohio and Indiana. lie has an 
attractive home in Kast Cleveland and lives for 
the comfort and happiness of his family, of 
whom he is justly prond. Airs. Calhoun is the 
thinl of a family of live children: Anna, wife 
of .lohn Hess; Josephine, doeea.sed, was the wife 
of iXicholas Hess; Frances and (icrge. The 
father is still living, at the age of seven(y-si.x 
years; the mother die.l in isOu, aged thirty- 



•ee years. 



'T^, EV. ANTHCxN'Y UYNEK, pastor of 
y\ the St. Wenceslas Catholic Church, P.o- 
Jj ^ homian, on Arch street, in the city of 
/ Clevelan.l, was horn in See/, ]]ohemia, 

in 183'J, the only cliild of Peter and Catherine 
Ilync'k, who (H.mI when he was a mere child. 
He pursued his school studies in the gymna- 
sium at Komotan, l!oli.-mia, for eight years, 
then at the University of I'ragiw, and next 
studied theology in the lipi.seopal Seminary in 
Leitmertz, wjiere lie was ordained jiriest in 
1SG5. For three years ho was then assistant 
pastor or chaplain in Ua.huiitz, an. I for an a.l- 
ditional pcrio.l of three years he hcM a similar 
jiosition at (iartit/,, an.l in 1871 came to 
America. 

y\)\- nearly a year after corning to this coun- 
ti'y he was an assistant pric^st in Allegheny 
City, of the Pittshnrg diocese; then he came to 
Clevelan.l, where he ..rganize.l an.l I.ecame pas- 
t.u- of the .•.mgn'gali.ui ( P.diemian) .d' St. Pro- 



lots, 140 X 1(30 feet, he had the ])lan devised and 
execnte.l for the church edilice. He prosecuted 
his work here with success until 1S73, when ho 
became pastor of the St. Wenceslas, wlihdi posi- 
ti.)n he is now lilling with a.'ceptabh- li.lelity. 
l-'or the tirst two years in the last relation he 
remaine.lals.>thepast.,rof Si. Prok.jp's Church. 
Eoi- his preserjt charge h.,' has succee.led in 
liiiildingtwo very nice schoolliouses, with i-ooms 
suliicient to accoininodate about 400 pupils, 
an.l he has also succeeded in building a hall 
and a parish lioine ([larsonagej. ]Jesi(]es, he 
has inaugurated eight benevolent societies and 
done much other work too tedious to tiescribe 
in this connection. 1 1 is congregation gi-ew so 
large that in 18«2 he ha.l t.. ilivide it, ..r-ani/,- 
ing the congregation of St. Mary's of Our Lady 
of Lounles, Pohemian, on Hani sti'eet, for 
which he bought si.x lots and erected a tonipo- 
rary church building. Also in 18S3 he origin- 
ate.l St. Adalbert (Miurch, i;.)hemian, on Lin- 
coln avenue, buying four lots, 17«x20O, build- 
ing and enlarging a few years later a tempo- 
rary church e.litice, which is also used for a 
school. 

Cnder his charge Mr. Hynek has 400 fami- 
lies. His old church is nicely furnished, liav- 
iiii.; stained-glass wiiulows atid frescjeiJ walls, 
while outside the lu^st improvements appear; 
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Stafford five lots on i>roadway, for §10,2.jO, ami 
thereupon has now built a new house of wor- 
ship, in (lothic stylo, which when completed 
will have ostab.nit .SS0,()(I(I, and will be one of 
tiie largest and linest churches in the beautiful 
city of Cleveland; the architect is .Mr. \'an 
De.i.lde. This church has six bells, costing 
$2,400, the weight of the largest one being 
7,000 pounds. The front of the bull. ling and 
the two towers are of stone; the other walls, of 
lirick. The dimensions of the building are 
90 X 175 feet; and the height of the principal 
tower is 228 feet. 

In I Sill) was celebrate.l Father llynek's sil- 
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DR. .lOXA'I'IlAN J[A('K VAN NOR- 
1 MAX, 2Sy I'earl sireet, Cleveland, ()hi<i, 
- - dates Ids l.irth in Canaihi, Septeniher 1, 
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vania ami New Jersey. Isaac \'an X.irman 
wa, a loral preaelierin the Methodist Kpi.seopal 
Chnrrh, wu. hy oeeupalion a farmer and mill- 
wright, and was a man of moi-e than oi-dinai-y 
oeniiis. lie was in his ninety-third yearattlie 
time of his ,!eath. His wife lived to lie seventy. 
She was a remarkalily sweet singer, and her life, 
like that (if her worthy hnshand, was adorned 
with rare Christian graces. They had ten chil- 
dren, Jomitlian M. being tlie ninth born. Out 
of this I'annly of four sons and six daugliters, 
otdy the Doctor and three sisters remain. They 
areas follow.-,: Hetsey, wife of Ira linlhick, In- 
gersoll. Canada; Sarali Ann, widow of C. .M . 
Luke, Toronto, Canada; and ,lai e Mack, widow 
<if .\. \). Kmo)v, l!iirlini;ton, Ontario. 

Dr. doiiathan M. Van Norman received his 
.dasHcal ediu'ation in N'icturia C,ille-e, at Co- 
hur--, hut orailuated in medicine at Mctiill Hni- 
ver>it\, Montreal in ISoO. 1 mmediately after Ids 
graduation he licgan the practice of his profes- 
sion at lliirlliicton, Outai'io. Ih; sjient ahout 
one year llieri', then a.houl two years in llamil- 



troit, ]\nchigan, where he remained for twi^nty- 
niiu; years, meeting with eminent success. At 
the end of tliis time ovei'work and ill health 
compelled him to seek a change of location, and 
he spent, oiu! year among fricuuls in llamillun, 
Ontario. October I'd, 188'J,hetook up his abode 
in Clevcdan.l, witli his nejihew, Dr. II. li. Van 
Norman, and here he has since remaine.l, ncjt, 
however, in active jiractico. 

While a resident of Canada, the Doctor was 
commissioned Coroner of the couidies of W'ent- 
worth and Halton, in which ca]iaeity he served 
se\en years, resigning when he (;anie to the llin 



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Dr. Van IMorinaii was married in the spring 
of 1850 to jAHss Sarah Eliza Emory, daughtei- of 
A. D. Emory. She died April 11, 1801, aged 
si.xty-om^ yeai's, and without issue. She was a 
memlierofthe .Methodist Kpiseopal Claindi, and 
hers was a heantiful Christian ciiaracter. The 
Doctor is also a member of this church, and 
both he and his nephew are earnest teinpi'rance 
workers. The ekler Doctor has since its or- 
ganization occupied the position of Grand Sec- 
retary of the Ohio jurisdiction, lloyal Templars 
of Tem|)cranco, an<] is also Associate Supreme 
]\[eilical Examiner for the lloyal Templars of 
the United States. While he takes pleasure in 
adnnnisteritig to the temporal wants of the sick, 
his greatest delight is in administering to tlieir 
spiritual wants, and much of his time is spent 
in talking, singing and praying with the sick 
and alllictcd. 



TIS HAKllISON (iOIJLI), one of the 

(I |iriiniinent pioneers of Cuyahoga county, 
'; a native, of iN't^w iMigland, born in 
Hampshire county, iAIassachu.setts, November 
15, 1S15. His 'father, Daniel Cioidd, was 
born in the .same jilace, November 11, 1780; 
he was a carpenter and tanner by trade. 



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CVYMriHIA COUNTY. 



iiiit ccHinly, Oliio, \\\\vvv. lio ivsidod llii-co 
3'cars, w.M-kiiiw- at lii.s tra.lu. In I )e(ViiilH'i-, 

his uImmIc in a lo^r |i,,„.-i. ,,„ laihl in Ucllunl 
town>lii|.. In .ianiiarv, l^:2'^ li.' In-nnolit liis 
family to tliu pri'stMit site nf tlii' \illa^v of I'.od- 
I'oi-d, and tlirrc ci-ci-tcid tliu second fi-ame lioiise 
in the si'ttlcnirnl. lion; lie remained tlie rc«t 
oF liib life, wliieli ended after ei-hty-foiir yearn. 
Ilr was a memi.er of the Dis.'iple Clmrcli, and 
was a deaeon of that .-ociety. lie was a mem- 
her of the Whin-, Free Soil an.l Kepuhlican 
parties siiceessi\ely, and ser\ed as towiisliip 
trustee and as school director; he was the lirst 
mayor of the vilhmv of I'.edlord. 11, ■ inarrie.l 
MarvSnell, a native <,f Massachusetts and a 
daughter of Isaiali Siiell. who was also horn in 
.Marsi.dinseltsof Kn-lish lineaj^a.. Tin- paternal 
orandfather of our suhjret was Daniel Could, 
Sr., a native of .Massaehnsetts and a descendant 
of JMiglish ancestors; lie lived to the aye of 
eigiity-six years. Mary Snell Oould died at the 
age of seventy-eight years. Otis Ilaridsoii 
Gunld is the eldest of a family of five children: 
Laura S. Remington died iXoveniher 14, 1S93; 
her husband Stejihen (J. Itciningtoii, waspi'omi- 
nently anil favorably know as one of the early 
educators of tliis county; he died July 2, IS'JO; 
Orris P. was born in 181'J; Dr. Charles L. was 
born in 1825 and died in IMJI; Ualpli E., born 
in 1S2S, died in 1835. Otis 11. was an infant 
of two years wluui his parents canuj to Ohio. 
Ho receive.l his e.lncation in the lojr sclioolhouse 
with its primitive furnishings and yet more 
primitive instruction. 'When he had grown to 
manhood he began to learn the carpent.'r's trade, 
and incidentally .■lu.ppc.l a good deal (,f cord- 
wood, and assisted in the ere-tion <d' sawmills 
in dilfercnt localities. 

In 1S42 Mr. <iould went t(j Steuben county, 
Indiana, and nunana.l there three years durii'ig 
which tinn^ he served as minister in the Dis- 
ciple Church. Tpon his return to Medfonl 
tinvnship he purchased the farm on which he 
still lives, having disposed .,f a tractofldOarres, 



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lie was lirst married at (Mevelaiid, Ohio, in 
INIM, this uidon being to Kli/.abcth I'restage, 
win. bore three rbildren, all of whom died in 
inlaucy. The nnither is also deceased. Mr 
Could' was married a scrond ti.ru', duly 25, 
1871, to Margaret Whiteside, who was born in 
county .Monaghan, Ireland, October 2'J, 1847. 
She came b) this country with sonn: relativiiS in 
1807. Her parents are Micduu-l an.! Nellie 
AVhiteside, mitives of Ireland; they crossed the 
sea t,i the United Slates of Annudca in 1881, 
au<l settled on an improved farm; the father 
dieil at the age of eighty-four yeai-s; the mother 
survives at the age of seventy-eight. Mr. ami 
iMrs. (iouhl have a family of six chihlren: 
Mamie E., born May 21), 1872, is a graduate of 
Hiram College; Charles .1., born October 1, 
1S73, is a student in the Western Reserve Dni- 
versity in Cleveland; Annie L., born .May 8, 
IST.-), is a student in Hiram College; I). Lewis 
was born November 18, LS78; ILittie W. was 
boi'n January 5, 1881; and O. lldward, lau-n 
January 0, 1885. 

Politically Mr. Gouhl acts with the Repub- 
lican party, and has represented tJiat body in 
several local ollices, discharging his duties with 
ability and Hdelity. He an.l his wife belong 
to the Disciple Church, in which they are un" 
tirinii; workei's. 



GHARLE8 YARIIAM, Aliddleburg town- 
ship, was born in Norfolk county, Eng- 
— ' land, November 12, 1S2(), a son ,,f Will- 
iam and Mary (Williamson) Varham. AVhen 
W was thirteen years (,lil he came with his 
panuits to Canada, where they .lied. In 1S43 
he renu)Vi>d to Cuyahoga county, Ohio, and set- 
tled in Ro.dqioi-t township, wlutre he li\ed two 



years, 



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bnrg towiishi]., where he has since liveil. This 
birni comprises iifty-eight acMVS, and he has 









He was married in Canada, May 31, 1812, to 
Miss JanoTudhnpe, who was born in Lanark- 



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shire, Scotland, Jnno 11, 1820. Slie came to 


and has held all the township otliees with the 


Canada with her lather and tlie lamily, tlie 


c.\ce])tion of Trea.-urer. Jle has always taken 


mother having died in Seotlan.l. Her lather. 


an active part in the public widfare, takinj^ a 


William 'rndli,,|,e, died in Canada; her mother 


zealous intrrest in the eau.se of the Uepubliean 


wa^ A-nes CadM,. Mr. and Mrs. Varham are 


pai-ty ever since its or;;ani/.ation. lie and bis 


the parents of two sons: William ,1., the eldest, 


wifj have taken an active and ellicient part in 


was H nn'mhiM- of the sixty-lifth Ohio l.iolit In- 
fantry, and was a prixiner of wai- eonlined in 


religious woi'k, and for nnmy years, .Mr. J(Jin- 
son has been a Deacon of the(diurcb. 


l.ilihy prison, whero he ••ontraeted small-po.x 




and was taken to tlie huapital at Danville, Xortli 
Carolina, where he dieil, i„ .lannary, 18G3; 






Waller, the second son, was a soldier in the 


Tr^UKD !\r()UWI(!K, a passenger conductor 


army a sharj)shooter and was shut at the 
eapt'nre .d' the W,dd<m Railroa.l, in Viroinia, 


IT on the ('les'claiid, Cincinmiti, Chica;^o it 
^^ St. Louis Railroad, and an eilicieiit aud 


in An;^r„,t, 1S(M. Mr. and Mrs. Varham have 


faithful employee, began braking for the eoni- 


one adopted dautrhtej-, iiessie-l. Varham. 

Mr. Varham tilh^d some ..1' the minor oliices 


paiiy in iS'i'J. AVithin three years he was jiut 
upon a stone train as conductor, and in time 


of the township in an early day, and was School 
Direetoi- I'u]- si.\teen yeai-s. 


ix'ucbed higher grades of service, by degrees, 
being given, in 1887, a passenger run. 




Mr. ^forwick was born in Cleveland, Kel)rii- 




ary 27, 1850, attended public .school, St. Mary's 




Catholic School and tiie Cleveland Institute, 


■f MVKKI'T'r II. dOUNSON, a worthy 


under Profes.sor Hiuniston. Then lie was clerk 


|j eiti/.<'n ol' Dover township, Cuyiihogii 


for K. .M. N. Taylor in his grocery house, ne.\t 


^=~- county, is the son of lion. Leverett 


was two years with William Jl. Sholl in the 


.l(diii<on, who was horn in Woolhnry, (jonnoe- 


beef and pork packing business, and then com- 


ticnt, duly 17, 171)7; and his wife, n,'e Abigail 


menced raili'(jading as brakemaii on the Lake 


Calujon, was a native (jf Veroeniu'.s, Vermont, 


Shore road about two years, starting in 18(i7. 


boi'n May (J, 17'J«. They arj-ivod in Cuyalioga 


In 18I)'J he conimenced for the I'ig I'oiir Ccjni- 


county in ( )etol)er, ISIO, and wero married in 


paiiy as brakenian, and later woidied up to bo 


Dover townshiji, wdiere they passed the re- 


freight conductor, wdiicli })osition lie bad from 


nniinder of tladr li\es. 'I'lu^y had reared nine 


1873 to 1888, since which time he has been 


children, of whi.jm the subject of this brief 


passenger conductor for the same company. He 


sketch was the seventh. 


is a member, and has been secretary, of the 


lie was born September 17, 1827, in Dover 


Order of Railway Ct)ndnetors, Cleveland Divis- 


township, where Ik^ has ahvay.s I'osided. No- 


ion. During the war he was employed by the 


vember 11, 1S52, he married .Afiss ALarietta 


(Tovernmeut about three tnontlis, but not as an 


Keed, wdio was born in Conneaut, Ashta- 


enlisted man, in taking care of stock. 


bula county, this State, Deceiidier 15, 18)35, a 


He was married .Vpril 13, 187-1, to Miss 


dauijhter (d' Henj.amin and ]\Iaria (Patterson) 
\i-^iA. They bad seven children who grew up, 


i,ottie (ieiger, daughter of Michael (ieiger, of 
(Jleveland, and Mr. and Mrs. J\[orwick have two 


of whom .Mrs. Johnson was the eldest. .Mr. 


children,- Jennie L. and Kred.lie T. lioth the 


and .Mrs. Johnson have hu.l live children, two 


parents ai'c mend.ers <J' the Catholic (!hurch. 


of whom ilied in ebildhooil. 


John .M.u-wick, lather of the subject of this 


Mr. JiJnis.m has bren a .Votary I'ublic since 


sketcdi, came from ( )nlario to (;h;v(dand in 1 811*, 


lS7:i, was J.istice of the i'ear,.' twciv,,. ^.-irs. 


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tiou of tliu Cluvul^Lud, (.'iiiciuiuiti ^ Chicago 


people, of both sexes, are employed, and twenty 


Uiiilroiul, ;uul died lioR-, Fohnniry 27, INSS 


deli\cry wagons are ri^piired for the city traile. 


(subjocl's hirtliday), agtMl sixty-nine yeiirs. iU^ 


Ml-, duller personally superintends all the opera- 


Wiis married in ( u'i'iiiiiny, Ids native land, an<l 


liuNsof his works, aii.l uses only the fnu^st 


liad one eliil.l, 'I'lieddciv; aii<l was married, a 


grades of Hour and mat, 'rials, and hence the 


sev,md lime, in AiiMria, l,y widrli marriage 1 here 


Hceret of his remarkable success. Tin! ludnci- 


were live .-hildren: I'red, ihr suhjeel ..f llii.s 


pal producis are luvad, rolls, Vienna bread, 


sketch; Mary, win. married ( ;..,.r-c^ li.-tii; i(ah', 


cakes, crackers, biscuits, ginger snaps, etc., ami 


wife ol' Mattiiew Darmstadt; Amelia, now Mrs. 


his goods are standard in the market for(piality. 


Siiorer; and Jane, wiio hecanu^ .Mrs. doim 


purity and uniform excellence. 


Smith, of Detroit. The motJier of these chil- 


Mr. Julier is a live, wide-awake and pro- 


dren is still living, aged seventy-two, and is an 


gressive citizen. He takes an active interest in 


honored resident of Cleveland. 


public affairs, and is an ai-dent member of the 




Republican party. He is ami has been for some 




time an active member of the Chamber of 






('ommei'Ce. lie is kind and coni-teous to all 


/T^/KOUdE C. .IHLlKli.— Prominent anmnrr 


alike, anil is chai-itable alike to individuals and 


li r the siicce.-sfiil ami |-e|in\sentati\-e Ijiisiness 


institutions. 


\\ men of Clevelan.l i-. Mr. (i. ( I. Julier, 


Cmisiih.ring the brief time that has elapsed 


proprietor (jf ihi- K.xcelHur ISread, (^aku 


since Mr. Julier was an employi-c, his success 


and Cracker \V<n-ks at .\oS. 801 -HCi'J Wilson 


has been remarkable, ami shows that lu^ is |ios- 


avenne. 


sessed of more than a\'ei-age business talents 


Afi-. .Inlier served an aj)|irenticeship at the 


and judgment and exeoitive ability. In 187'J 


Laker's trade, and came to (Jlevehmd in ISOO to 


he began business on a very limited scale with 


follow the same. lie was a Hrst-elass baker and 


less than .^-200 ca])ital: to-day he is at the head 


readily fdiind employment at remunerative 


of the largest establishment of its kind in a city 


wages. Jle w<ji-ked foi' dijlerent linns until 


of over 3()0,000 people, and all this has been ac- 


1S7'J, when, having a limited capital only, but 


comjilished by his own elforts, unaided by out- 


being ambitions, he fonndeil his j)i-esent l)\isi- 


siile inlliu'uces. Truly, he is a self-made man, 


ness. lie tir.st located in a small Ijiiilding on 


anil his family and friends ha\e just cause to bo 


Euclid avenue, near Wilson, and began by doing 


proml of his i:areer. 


all ills own baking. His go'jds were his adver- 
tisement, and his business improved from the 







very first, and in a few years had outgrown the 
accommodations of his small establishment. In 
18S3 lie was able to erect a building of his own, 
and the present handsome and Sjiacious struc- 
ture on AVilson a\-cnue was completed. This 
building is of brick, two stories in height, with 
a frontage of 1211 feet and a depth of 220 feet. 
The plant is eijiiippiMl with the latest and most 
modern improved nnichinei'y, ovens and appli- 
ances, and the establishnmnt is one of the lai-gest 
in the West and a pride to Cleveland. One 
hnn.lreil and twenty liv.: car h.ads .d' Hour are 
CoMMimrd :o,nu;dl\' i.y ihe uork^, s.'.enU liv.. 



lis. CAliOLINE I'.EOWX, relict of 
the late I'eUu- IJrown, is a well-knijwn 
and pojiidar resident of West Cleve- 
land, wluuv she now holds a conspicu- 
ous preferment as malr.m of that nolile institu- 
tion bir the care (d' the aged iidirm, namely, 
Altenheim. 

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also her husband, and lM,t: 
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tlic.latuof Ikt liirtll la-ino- .laniiury U, 18;}5. 
I);iniel Aruycr LMnior;ttr,l witli his fumily to 
AnicricH wlu'il I hu' ,siil.|,vt oF this skot.-h was 
liiirly yciirs cf a-,., aii.l ihcy sclthMl in CAvvi:- 
hm.l, whciv Ihi^ lathur was artivoly uii^a-.Ml in 

He .lird ill lS(;a aii.l the (h'lnisc; of his wiil(.w 

'I'ht^ hito IV'Icr ilrown was lioni in (ienuaiiy, 
NovL'inhcr '^S, 182'J, mul came tu tJu; IJiiitoil 
States wluiii lio was ui<,'htuoii years (»!' aj^-e. Ho 
WHS .1 slioeinakor by trade and followed Ihat line 
of hiisiness siiceessfiilly I'or a miiiilier of years 
ill West Cleveland, attaiiiiiio- a marked popu- 
larity in the community and aceuniiilatinij; a 
very considerable property. lie was married U) 
Caroline Mayer in lsr.:J and they lieeame the 
parents of twelve (diihiren, only tour of whom 

.lohii, IVter and William. Mr. I'.rown was a 
Republican an<l took (juite an active interest in 
the political issued of the day. He was a mem- 
ber and zealous supporter of the First Keforined 
Ohiireli, on Penii street, with wliicli ^[rs. Jjrown 
is devotedly identified. He died iS'oveinber 2S, 
1873, deeply regretted by a large circle of ap- 
preciative friends. 

Mrs. Ilrown is a woman of eilucation and re- 
lineiiieiit, having received iier educational train- 
ing in ( lerniany, whose schools are celebrated 
I'or their thorough discipline and advanced 
standards. August 21, 18'J3, our suliject ac- 
cej)ted the ])Ositioii as matron of the Alteiiluim, 
of West Cleveland, taking the app.iintmeiit 
more for the l.,ve of being of service lo the 
alllicte<l and iiiiirm than for the incitlental pe- 
cuniary returns. (She is a most capable nurse, 
lia\ing had a practical e.Npei'ience of nineteen 
years, and her jiarticular litness for the position 
slu^ holds was thoroughly realized by tlujse 
thrcMigh whom came the preferment. Her un- 
swerving and kindly de\otioii lo those iin.ler 
her care has gained her the love of all thus 
ministered to, while the officials of the institu- 
tion may well felicitate themselves ui)on having 
S.HMired'so excellent an incumbent. 



A woman of wide sympathies and true noble- 
ness of character, Mrs. Ilrown stands ever re.ady 
I., cxteml a helping hand to iIm.m' in alHiciion, 
and her nam,' will ever be lu^ld in grat.d'ul 
memory by many who have be(ui the recipients 



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d and sympathy. 



FJKKDIiiiKIK (iUOliK, one of the leading 
market ganleners of Cuyahoga county, is 
-. a native of (iermany, born in 1837. His 
[larents, .lohn and .Mary (Smith) (ir.jb<>, were 
also natives of the '• Katlierland," ijut Ixjth are 
now deceased. They reared a family of live 
chiklren, two of whom siir\'ive — Haniia, the 
wife of JM-aiik Miller, and the subject of this 
notice. At the age of twenty-four years Mr. 
Grobe was nnite<l in marriage to .Miss Henrietta 
Hartwig, the daughter of Fred ilartwig, de- 
cease.l; the mother of .Mrs. (Jrobe lived to the 
ad\-anced age of eighty years. 

In the spring of ISOl Mr. (Irobe emigrated 
to the United States, and settled in Cleveland, 
Ohio. 'J'lie lirst two years lie was engaged in 
market gardening, and the ne.\t two years he 
was emjiloyed in a brick -yard. I'y that time 
ho had accumulated sulllcient means to start an 
inilopendent business, and he accordingly rented 
a piece of land, which lu^ cultivated thirteen 
years. He then bought a tract of si,\- acres, to 
which he added live acres, both jilaces being 
well imjiroved with substantial buihlings; the 
sum of .Sli,0(H) was considered an exorbitant 
]jrice for the lirst tract, but the results have 
(juite justilie<l the outlay. He makes a specialty 
of berry culturt', jiroducing some of the finest 
varieties grown in this latitude; he also raises 
early vcfgetables, which command a ready sale in 
Cleveland. His success in life is ilue solely to 
his own untiring efforts, his industry and strict 
integrity. 

Ml', and .Mrs. (irobe are the parents of four 
children: Minnie, a member of her father's 
lious(diold; jMary, the wife of .lames lialtles, 
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vdlmne; Cliarles (.'Inist.iplior, xvlio iVwA April 
21, 18SU, was u iiu).st proiuisino; yoimg inun, 
o;re!itl_y beloveil iuid udiiiired by a wide circle of 
IVieiKJ.s: the date of iiis liirtli was February 8, 
ISi;,-,; Katie, bcni February 22, In70, died 
January S. ISTS. Mr. and ^^rs. (Jrobc are coii- 
sistcnl and zeal,, us uu-uibcrs ,,r the Lutlieran 
(diurcb. Allh<niol, ;t loyal son of bis a-lople.l 
country, our subject takes little interesi, in 
politics, but casts bis sun'rae;o with the liepub- 
lican party. 

Mi-s. (J robe is one of ;i I'aniily of seven cliil- 
<lren: John Ilartwig and Hannah Stratinan, the 
widow of William Stratinan, residi. in this 
country; Sophia, Caroline, Dorotliea and Wil- 
helniina are all in;irried, and have remained in 
their native land. 'I'he voyairc of our subject 
and family to America was attended with many 
privations, ami when they arrived their fund's 
wi-re almost exhausted. Durino- twi; winters 
jMr. (ii'obe cut cord-wood at foity cents a cord, 
.ami was ylad of the opportunity. His years of 
patient toil have been rewarded, ami lu^ is now in 
the possession of a compi^ti'nce for his <lecliiuno- 
years. 

(Jhristopher Crr<ibe, brother of Frederick 
Grobc, was a sohliei- in the late civil war, a 
member of the Twenty-fourth Ohio Volunteer 
Infantry; he served until his death, whicli 
occurred at ( 'hattanoooa, at the a^e of eijihteen 
years. 



n. AfeCONNEK, one of the most wortl 



10 most worthy 
itizens of l!edb,rd township, Chiyali 



^. l| citizens ol inHllord townsliip, iJiiyalioi^ra 

*l county, Ohio, was boi-n in (ioshen, 

' Columbiana c(junty, this Stat(^ A])ril 10, I.SSO, 

son ,d' Samuel and Clarissa (Wri-ht) McCon- 
ner, nalivt.'s of ,\ew Jer.-^ey ami Pennsylvania 
resjiectively. The father euiiorated to Ohio in 
ISOi; and settled in Salem, Columbiana county, 
and was ruie o\' the sturdy pioneers wdio paved 
the way for the onward march of civilization. 
'J'h.^ paternal orii'idfather of our siibjt'ct was 
John M<-Conne|-. also a native ,,f N,w .ler.M.v. 



It was in lS-10 that the family moved to 15ed- 
fonl and. settled on a farm, where the father 
and mother passed the rest of their days. The 
former survived to the lu^r. of eio;hty-four years, 
and tin; latter to the aoe .d' .seventy-six. There 
were eleven .diihlreii in the family, namely: 
■Mareb.a, l•:^(her, II aniiab, Susan, William, Mary, 
Tamson, Matilda, hJi/a, John and F. I!. Mr. 
McConner alliliated with tlie Dinnocratie party 
in his yonni^'er days, but diirini,' the last twelve 
years was independent in politics. His rc- 
lieious coiivicti(nis were those of the Ao;nostic, 
ami at the same time he was liberal amJ tolerant 
toward all whos.. views dillered from lii.s. 

F. i;. .McConner was reared to the life of a 
farmer ami attcuided the common schools of the 
neio-iiborhooil. Arriving at years of maturity, 
he eontinueil the occupation to which he was in- _ 
clined in his youth. He owns an excellent 
tract ..f laml, three mile, from the village of 
Hedford, where he settled with his j.arents in 
1840, which lan.l is well improved with sub- 
stantial buildings ami all the necessary ma- 
(diinery for carrying on agriculture by the most 
approvi^l methods. l''or seven years ^h•. 
INfcConner was traveling salesman for an agri- 
cultural implement linn, his familiarity witli 
the demands of the trade assuring his success. 
He is a member of the Farmers' (Miib and was 
an active worker in the CI range f(jr ten years. 
He was Master of the subordinate grange to 
which he lielonged, and also Deputy State Mas- 
ter for Cuyahoga county. He has always been 
interested in the education of the young: 
served the greater part of his life as member of 
tlu- Foai'd of Fdueation, and was several times 
elected Township Assessor. 

At the age of twenty-six years our subject 
married Mary F.Trowbridge, who was born in 
Cuyahoga county, Ohio, daughter <,f S. D. and 
iMehitable (Carlieldj Trowbridge. Mrs. Trow- 
bridge is a sister of the lamented James A. 
(iarlield. Mr. and Mrs. McConnei- have had a 
family (d' five children, viz.: Maude, who died 
at the age.d' two year..; M. (i., win, did at the 
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CMari&sa, wlio liii^il at tlie agu oT eight yuars; 
ami Jlarrict Kstellu. M. {\. was a popular 
teaclior, fblluwiiio- tliat ucL'iip;itioi\ diirinc^ tliu 
winter and in the suirimer heiii- eiiii)h)yed as 
ficl<et ai^reiit U>\- the Di'troit A ( ■|cveland Si, -am 
Xavi-atiui, C.inpaiiy. t'apal.le and honest, 
and alway.s rendering satisfaction tu his em- 
pluyei's, he gave piMinise id' miieli nioi-e than an 
ordinary futiii'e. 



diOSElMI A. DAV, an honored resident of 
I Knclid t.,wnship, was horn April U, 1S43, 
— ' in (Jullinw(jod, on the place he now oc- 
cupies. His HiaiiiHatlier, lienjaniin Day, was 
born in Now Jersey, and moved to \'an lluren, 
Washington county, Pennsylvania, wheie he 
followed agricultural pnr.Miits ami in connection 
ran a snud'l ilistillery. In June, IsU, he came 
to Cuyahoj,r:i county, in advance of his family, 
and took 30U acres ,d' land from the Connecticut 
Land Company. lie also took a lot at the cor- 
ner of Seneca and Superior streets, in CIe\e- 
land, when there were only three houst's in the 
place. The latter he sold, to aid in pa)'ment 
for the 3(J0-acro purchase. Jle then had no 
thought of the great future of Cleveland, as the 
lake usually kept the sand drifted into the 
mouth of the river to so great an extent that no 
liailjor facilities could i-easonably be hoped for. 
It is related that he, in company with William 
Hale and Thonuis I). Crosley, hearin^^r on Sep- 
tember 1(1, ISl:!, a noise as of the tiring of 
heavy gui:s. wont t(j the lake and hoard the roai' 
of the famous hattle of Lake Krie, where I'erry, 
with an almo.-t insigniticant force, ilrove the 

from 'the lield. Consid..rin;.^- the lores brought 
into action, it seemed I.eforelland to be a cer- 
tainty that the llritish wcuihl he victorious, in 
which case tlu^ settlers in Cuyahoga county 
would leave their new homes. 

A year later Mi'. Hcnjamin Day brought his 
family from i'cnnsyl vania. The iirst year his 
tax on the :i(l(l .-icivs was .SL2(), and he often re 



marked in later years that it cost him a greater 
etl'ort to raise that amount than any ta,\ he ever 
paid. This he raised by reducing 'the forest to 
black salts, this being' th.; (udy product that 
woidd command cash, and he had to market it 
at Dutralo. At an early day he built a small 
sawmill on his place, the iron for which he 
hauled with an ox team from I'ittsbnrg. lie 
walked all the way from Pennsylvania, carrying 
upon his back the grafts for the first orcliard 
])lanted in this section. One variety is now 
known as the " Day Harvest." The fruit from 
this orchard he used to sell at Cleveland, by the 
dozen. 

He married Nancy .Andrews, a native of Wash- 
ington county, Pennsyhania, and they had 
three sons and four dauglitei's, namely: liob- 
ert, Hiram, Floris, Phoebe, Catherine, Jlargaret 
an. I Delilah. Phoebe nuirried Iirst a IM r. Hanna 
and secondly a man name.l Wier; ^Lirgaret 
died when a young woman; Delilah married 
rirst Samuel Cainningham, of AVayne county, 
and secondly D. ( !. .McFarland, o'f the same 
county, aiKJ is now a widow living in Cleve- 
land; Catherine married Hiram Mcllratli; 
Hiram, the father of our subject and the only 
s(jn of Penjaniin Day now li\'ing, is now i-e- 
sidiiig on the old homestead. 

September 5, 1^(]1, Mr. Joseph A. Day, 
whose name lieads this sketch, eidisted in IJat- 
tery B, First Oliio Artillery, and served until 
Novemlier 14, 18(51. This battery lired the 
first Union gun in Iveutucky, at Wildcat moun- 
tain, and then at Mill Springs, where ZoUicolfer 
was killed. [t was afterward taken on to A'asii- 
ville, Stone river, au.l (Jripple cre(d<, where Mr. 
Day was taken sick, an<l In- returned 1 . ,\a.h- 
ville. Subse.iu.uitly he rcjoiiUMJ his liatlery at 
Louisville, an. I, go'ing .ml against Pragg, en- 
gage.l in the batti,. of Perryvilh^ Kentucky, 



Pri.lgeport, Alabama, etc. Ue 
ville he was n 



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st.'re.l out of service, after 
years au.l two months in the 
He was ne\i.'r wounded. He was dis- 
rge.l jNovember U, LSCl, as above stated, 



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I To was married in Deccinl)er, ISIJG, to 

Kli/.alictli Wattfi-nian, at Na|,.,l,.(,n, ,lacl;8(iii 
(•(.unty, Michigan. 'VW-\v .•liiMion aro Ida, 
Catiu'iiiie, X.dlie. Hiram, l.i/./ic and Ktlad. 
Wv. Day was a farmer imlil al.uul tw(dve 

years a,-n,' sin.'e wliieli ti lie ha. lieim a 

|,<K.ral elerk. He is a I'.epu Mi.'aii, an.l, wilii 
his wile and three eldest .Laimhters, U a mem- 
hei' of tlie Pre>hyterian ( 'hnrch. Ilo owns 
tliirty-lhree and (Mie half aeres of tlie ohi honi.- 
.stead", <ro(,il farm hmd, hesi.les eight an<i one- 
lialf acres wlueli he has to show for his wai- 
record, as lie sa\ed liis earnings instead of 



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KOlKiK WI-:S'l'()X,(,neof the well-known 
eiti/ens of Dover t.)Unshi|,, Cnyahoga 
county, Ohio, is a man whu-e liomMalde 
and n"[,rlnht life entitles him to hio-raph- 
ieal mention aiimng tlie re|ire>entati\-e men ol' 
Ills community. 

Mr. Westoi'i's father, Asa Weston, was horn 
in I'ittstield, Derkshire county, J\[as8aclni8etts, 
duly :i7, 17i)3, anil his motlier, n,a 'i'hankfid 
Uuhhin,, also a native (d' that county, was horn 
Octcdier 15, IT'JT; they were married in Massa- 
chu,-etts, danuary 7, 1S17. In Fehruary of tlie 
same year of their mandage, Asa AVeston and 
his wife started for Cnyalioya county, Ohio, 
where they landed after twtaity days of travel 
over laul roads and witli horse teams. lie pur- 
chased a tract of land in Knclid township, iijjon 
which he settled and wliere he resided for a 
nuniher of years. There his wife died Octoher 
21, 1852. In 1S55 he removed to ]Jover town- 
ship, wliere he remained for several years. The 
last year of his lite was spent with liis daughter 
in Shellield, !,(u-ain comity, Ohio, where hedied 
in 1S7S, after lie had passed hi. eighty-lifth 
milestone. lie ami his good wife were the par- 
ents of seven children, namelv: I'dvira, (leorge, 
JIary Ann, Harriet, C^elia, "Tlmmas G. and 
Asa'M. 

(ieor-e Weston, the oldest son in the ah.ive 
named family, was horn in Kiudid l.,wnsliip, 



Ciiyahofra cinuity, Ohio, Octoher 8, 181'J, and 
there he was reared to manln.od. He lived on 
the farm with his father until he reached his 
twenty-fourth ycvu'. Then he wiMit to Medina 
county, Ohio, and rented a farm, which he op- 
erat.Ml for s.'ven years. In the mraiitime he 



piirehaM-d a t lart of wild land in that county, 
which he suh^eipieiitly develop;. 1 iiit,> a line 
larni. He reshh-d in Me.liiia county until 1S55, 
when he removed to 1 )ovi-r township, ( iiiyahoga 
c.miily, and here he ha.- .Miiee made his home, 
he heing the owner of a hundred acres of well 
improved land in this town.--hip, on which his 
three sons aro settled, [irosperiiig in the culture 
of small fruit. 

Whih^ living in .Medina county, .Mr. AVestoii 
was married, danuary I, ISKI, to J\Iis3 lilioda 
Allis, of Chatham, that county, who was horn 
in l'lainli(dd, Hampshire eoimty, Massachusetts, 
Sepleniher -J-i. LS22. Her lather, l.-miie! .\1- 
lisi was born in Ma...achu.setts, duly 'd, 17M; 
and her mothei', nee Uhoda I]iiri'oughs, in the 
same State, Xovember ti, 1783. The latter 
died ill J'laintield, Massachusetts. Her father 
came to Ohio and settled in Chatham, Medina 
county, about 18:52. where he died (October 20, 
1855. Mrs. Weston was the third of their 
four ciiildren. .Mr. and Mrs. Weston have had 
live children, viz.: Asa L., who married Aliiiira 
Need, of Medina county, for hi. lir.t wife, and 
after her death wedded Ida Fields; Ini/.etta, 
who died at the a^e of two years; Arthur Iv, 
who married Clara Jirown; (ieorge, wdio died in 
infancy; and Frank A., who married Ina Allis. 

Mr. and Mrs. Weston and family arc meiu- 
bers of the (J(jngregational Church, and zealous 
for tem[)e ranee. 



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from Verniont in an early day, about 1829. Ills 
mother was Forinda I )Mty, ,dso .d' the (Jreen 
Mountain State, d'ta^y settled in Strongsvillo 



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\Hm, at Ih.' an;,, of sixt, 

Henry S. FnUer was roared in TMiddlelinri,' 
township, where lie has always resided. Ik- 
was married in 'ritiisville, I'oniisyl vaiua, in 
1850, to Khrta I). Fairl)anks, a native of Chaii- 
tauqiia comity, Is'ew Vork, who died in J\Iid- 
dlo))iirg, April 3, 18S1. They had tiiree chil- 
dren: Charlie, who died in April, ISSl, wlieii 
twenty-one years old; Kiiida, wife oi' l'\ J\I. 
llanserinan; an<l Henry L., who married Cier- 
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Tliu respect and (;onli(lence whi(di Mr. Fnllei 



ill lii.s coi unity is 



election to the oIKce, wliich ho now holds, of 
Trustee of the townshiji. He is a member of 
the I'resliyterian (-hiirch, in which he ber\es as 
an Elder." He has alw.ays I.een en-aoe-l in 
far. nine;, thns l.elonon.o I'o a (■la,s^ which' in (,nr 
conntry is lii<^hly honored, and is constantly 
sendino; forth throughout the land strono- and 
noble sons to l)e its proacluu-s, statosiiiou and 



/!( I.P.EllT R. AKINS was horn in Royal- 

(Ll\^ ton township, Ciiyahof^ra county, Ohio, 
lj\-\ March I, l8-t7, one of a family of nine 
children, seven of wiiom are livin-. His 
parents, Henry and Mi^rvy M. (Wilkinson) 

connly, and are worthy a place in hist(n-y as 
siudi. Henry .\kins was l„,rn in Connecticut 
in ISII, a so"n of .John Akins. Wlawi he was 
a child of six years his father emioratcd to the 
West an. 1 setlled in JMielid township, ( ^uyaho-.-i 
c(Hinly, Ohio; here he -rew I,, manlmod'an.l in 



which occupation lie followed for a number of 
years. In later life he turned his attention to 
aj^ricultural pursuits in Koyaltoii to\vnship, and 

man of l)road, proj^ressive spirit, an<l took a 
deep interest in local jxditics and all measures 
portainino- to the public welfare. He was a 
zealous supp(_)rter of the issues of the Abolition 
piirty, and wln-n the iiepublican party was or- 
oanized oave it his alleoiance. He would gladly 
have gone to the front in battle when the great 
Civil war brijke out, but advjincing years for- 
bade. His two older sons were lired with the 
same patriotism that moulded the sentiments of 
the father, and ei'ilisted in defence of the Union. 
Mr. Akins lived to the age of sixty-three years, 
his death occurrin<^ in 1877. JHs wife survives 
him, one of the oldest inhabitants of the county. 
She was born in the State of New York in 
181S, and was brought in her childhood to 
Ohio, her |)arents scttliiif^^ in Huron, JMie 
county. .Mr. and Mrs. Akins united in eaidy 
life with the .Methodist Episcopal Church, an.j 
consistently ordei-ed their ways aerordin^^ to tiie 
precepts of that church. Alliert K. Akins was 
reared to the occupation of a farmer. He was 
a youth of lifteiui wdien his two older brothers 
forsook Inisbandry for the battle-field, adding 
to the resjionsihilities which he iiad already 
assumed in the mamigement of the farm, 'i'hesii 
were tryiiiL^ years when warfare absorbed every 
thought of men, and education became of 
secoiulary importance. Durinj^ this period 
young Akins had few op[)ortunitics of fitting 
him.self for that individual battle which every 
man must light with his own wea[)ons, but after 

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that enabled ]i 
eighteen years 
th(^ successful educators of his county, with- 
drawinjr from the profession in the fall "of 1880. 

It was at this time that he acce])ted a |)osi- 
tion in the Coiinly Ticasiirei's ollice as deputy, a 
p,,silion he lillcd nine years. At the emi .d' 
this pcrio.l llu^ Kepnblican party nominated 





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CUYWUOnA COUNTY. 



liiiii for f!oiiiity Amlitor, an,l Suptoinher, IH'JO, 
saw liim ill cliur-uortliisolllrc. I !.- il iscluir^cl 
liiK.liilicb vvitli Miurkr.l ul.ililj uii.l .st.ricl li.lol- 
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tliis was a' yuar of .Icluat to the Kepuhliraii 
party, an.l Wr. Akiiis wa. ono ..l' tlie virlini., 

II.. i. ail active I irpii 1,1 i,-aii aii.l NHicvcs tliat it 
in thu iliity (>r every eiti/.cii to lake fiart in 

the Tippecanoe Ciul), oiie of tlie most active 
political organizations in the State. lie is a 
iiieinhor of the Masonic order and tiie Knights 
of I'ytliias. 

in 1871 he was united in inarria-e to Miss 
Liiinie 1). Meachain, of Strongsville, Ohio. 
Then, have heeii horn 1o tiicin "two children, 
hoth o[ whom are deceas.d. 



KUX T. MATTLES, a prominent fa 



I I, and fruit grower of Kiiclid township, was 
W' horn in Maylield townsliip, this comity, 
Kehriiary 1, I^IS, the eldest child of K. I), and 
Ilarriet'(l;rainerd) llattles. He was hroiight 
np in his native ti.wnship, attended ( )herliu 
College and ohtained a goo.l husiness e.lncation. 
lli^ was lirst married in Ivist Cleveland town 
ship, to I'^ernandes Stone, a native of this 
county, who died Octoher 17, 1^S72. For his 
second wife Mr. P.altles married Sahra Covert, 
ill 1875, in xMaylield township. She is a dangh- 
ter of Ceorge and Margaret (.McDowell) Covert, 
her hither a native of the same township, to 
which place his father had come as early as 
iSOt;. Mrs. I'.attles was horn in this township, 
.Mine 17, 1M:kJ. 

The year 1S77 .Mr. I'.attles was engagiMl in 
the milk husiness in Cleveland, and The next 



locat,-d np.m the hirm where lie now re- 



sides, comprising 1(10 acres with good improve- 
ments. The- present hiiildings were all erected 
hy him, and here he c.mdiicts a good iariii with 
sysl.m, and ind list ry, and is accordingly pros- 



He has si.\ children, vi/..: Charles K., who is 
IK/W pre].arin- h)r colle-e; Melviii L., also 
attending scho,,l; i.nella M., Orlin T., hut! ie 
\V. and l-'rancis M. 

.Mr. Jiattles, a strong Repuhlican, hab held 
several township otlh'es : was president <,f the 
ScIh.oI l;,.ard in ISSN '^il. He i> a niemher of 
k'.ri,. I..,d-e, .No. 121, K. of 1'., ami of the 
Methodist Kpi.scopal (Jhiiivh. All the fore- 
going facts, taken together, indicate that Mr. 
liattle.s is a prospei-oils farmer ami a good 



E'llXST.I. SllJ,KU,oneof the well-known 
and repre-eiitative citi/.ens u\ (jlevelaml, 
- ^ ()lii<,, is the treasurer of the Weideman 
Company, one of the leadin- wholesale gmeery 
all.l Ihpior hou.^es in the Stale (if Ohio. He is 
a native of Wurtemherg, Germany, horn in 
1847, and was educated in the Katiierlaiid, at- 
tending .school until he was fourteen years uf 
age. He then entered a mercantile establish- 
ment as clerk, where he remained until 1800, 
when he emii,rrateil to the I'nitod States. Land- 
ing in Xew Ycjrk city in July, he continued his 
journey to Tuscarawas coiinty, ( )liio, wlu're he 
had relatives. Here he secured a position as 
(derk in a grocery store in New Philadelphia, 
where, lit; remained eighteen months. On the 
tirst day of the year 1808 he came to Clevelaml 
and took the ])osition of porter with the Weide- 
iiian Comjiaiiy, wliicli was then known hy the 
linn name of Weideinan, Teidinan it Kent ;"witli 
in si,\ months' time he had advanced to an ullice 
jiosition, and ;ifler a few inontiis iiis ability was 
acknowleilged and his industry rewarded hy 
promotion to the place of hookl<eeper and 
cashier to the linn. He continued with the 

managements until January 1, 1874, when he 
was admitted a memher of the firm then known 



as Weid.miaii, Kent .V Cor 
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CUYAUOGA COUNTY. 



188G, when Messrs. Kent and Ilaslnook witli- 
(irow, Mr. Weideiiuui, Jr., J. C. AVcideinan, 
riiri.sUaii .Vartcii ain.l ^[r. Siller bee-,amo tlic solu 
owiu-rs. In ISS'.I tli.' linn w.is incurpuratcd as 
Tl„. Wei, Ionian Company. 

Ill reviuwinn; tlio litb of this adopted son of 
our Nati(;n, one iNinnot fail f(j he iniproisud 
with the (art that indnstry, energy and porse- 
veraiice claim their reward. Oominir to this 
(ioMiitry witlioni means (h- friends, iio grappled 
manfully with tint olista.des that presented them- 
selves to him, and i-ai,-ed himself to his present 
enviable position unaided, owin;^ no f'oalty to 
any man, a dehtoi- only to his own iinllinehine- 



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Q!/ AMI'KL \y. nriil'.OWS, a hardware 
^\ merchant at No. 1222 Enclid avenue, 
<^' t;ievelan<l, was horn in Deposit, Dela- 
ware county, New York, in ISKI. His father, 
I'almer h. liurrows, was ijorn in that town in 
1812, antl is still engaj^ed in fanning in Dela- 
wai-e cotinty. lie was ('aptain of a militia com- 
patiy in New "i'ork, wliicli was called out to 
(juell the disturlianee arising from rent collec- 
tions in that .State in the '30s. He was also 
elected Captain of the One Hundred and Forty- 
fourth Keginient, of New York Volunteer In- 
fanti-y during the hate wai-, hut after eight 
months of service was injui-ed by junijiing a 
ditcli, iiiid was discharged. Since that time he 
has been engaged at his farm duties. Mr. I!ur- 
rows' father, I'eris Burrcnvs, was a soldier in 
the Iievolutionary war, as was also his grand- 
father. The latter was killed at the battle of 
Stonington, Connecticut, and his name ajipears 
on the nionumeni at that [ilace, which contains 
the names of the heroes who fell at that battle. 
I'eris j'.urrows' father was a farmer of Connect- 
icut. The mother of oursuiijert, ;u,; Sophronia 
Shaw, is a daughter of Ansel Shaw, a native of 
iiennington, Vermont. He was a .soldier in the 
war of 1S12, afterward reside.l at I>elhi, New 
York, an.) his death occurred at the aoe ,,r 



eighty-si.x years. Ansel Shaw married havina 
Phillips, a daughter of General I'liillips, of 
Revolutionary fame. He was a descendant of 
Maron Sfeiiben, after whom Steuben county, 
New Y.nk, is named. I'almer h. Burrows, 
father (d' our subject, was one of ten chihiren, 
all of whom gicw to mature y(tars, ami (dght 



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nia Burrows had si.x children: Charlotte L., 
wifecd' John Sumner, of Arrat, I'ennsy K ania ; 
Samuel W., our subject; hymns 1'.; Oceanna 
A., wife of Karl Smith, of Deposit, New York; 
James 1"\, a residenl (d' Cedar Uapitis, lowa;and 
Orin P., (d' Washington. .Mrs. Burrows is still 
living. 

Samuel W., the subject of this sketch, at- 
tended the public schools of his native place, 
and afterward entered the Deposit Seminaiy. 
While there the (Jivil war burst upon tlu^ 
country. July U, 18(31, at Klmira, he entered 
the Twenty-seventh Js'ew York Volunteer In- 
fantry, under Colonel Slocum. The regiment 
was immediately sent to Washington, Distiict 
of Columbia, and on the 21st of the same month 
took part in the battle of Jhill Pain. j\[r. Bur- 
rows' first heroic ad\enture in that engagement 
was the saving of the life of Henry O. Wheeler, 
a former schocdnuite and friend, who enlisted at 
the same time as our subject. He carried the 
Wounded man some distance, when he discovered 
an artillery horse tied to a rail. Placing the 
wounded man on the horse, they embarked for 
Washington, arriving at that city at seven 
o'clock on the following morning, and thirty 
years afterward they ludd a reunion at the old 



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Mr. Wheeler has ever kept a warm place in his 
heart for the memory of his old comrach;, who 
came to his rescue on that terrible battle liidil. 
The legiment returned to AVashington, where 
they were drilled until the winter of LS(32, and 
the army was then rc^organi/.ed by (ieneral Mc- 
Clellan. February 22, of that year, they moved 
to Manassas Juiu'tion. While in jMcClellan's 
army, Mr. I'.urmws t,H,k part in the battles .d' 
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<'lianerllnr.-.vill,.. Mr. llnrrows was lionurahly 
,lisdiar-r.l in .Inly, IM);!. 

After ivluriiiiio- huiiic he assisted in raisiiio 
a company of cavalry, afterwanl known a" 
Company J I, iMrst VY'teran Xew "t'ork Cavalry, 
under Coiunel J. V. Taylor. 'J'liey were mus- 
tered into service in Septemher, 180)3, ami were 
stationed in the Slieiiandoali valley, undi'r (ien- 
erals Si^fel, Hunter and Slieriilan. As a 
cavalryman, Mr. lUirrows took part in the bat- 
les of Kew Alarkct, Cedar Creek and I'iedmoiit. 
Ik" was taken prisoner at the latter place, and 
.liirino hi-, eioht months u\ eonlinement was in 
the followin'o- prisons: Danville, Sali^hury, 
Macon, Savannah, Charlest.ni am! Columhi'a. 
With twenty-one others he made his eseajie 
from the latter place, and in twenty-seven days 
covered a distance of 800 miles, 'i'hcy received 
jirovisions iVom farmers and iii'oroes siiflicicnt 
to last them over tlie Smoky mountains. In 
the attempt to oet tlironu-li the imjiintains the 
o;uide em|)loyed lost his trail on account of 
snow, ami they wandered ahout for tlii-ee days 
without provisions. When within one-half 
day's walk of the I'V.leral lines they came to a 
pass in the. mountains which was ' onarded hy 
l,y Soulliern soldiers. They were easily eap- 
turi'd, taken to Danville pirison, afterward to 
hihliy jirison, ami from tiiere, on l'\d)rnary 22, 
they were exchanged. ]\Ir. Bui-rows i-etnrned 
home on a leave of absence of one month, and 
in April, 18(55, joined his re';iment in West 
Virginia. lie was mustered out of service in 
June, of the same year. 

After returning home our subject was cn- 
f,'aoed ill dillVrent capacities with the Whceler- 
i)useiiliiirv Lumber ( ,'ompany, of I'ennsylvania, 
for nine years. In 187-i he came to Cleveland 
and entereij the employ of A. Teacliaiit & Com- 
pany, for one year; for the f'idlowing seven 
years was a member of the hardware lii'm of 



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his interest to Mr. N. C. ISosworth. 1'lie com- 
pany's name then was Ibirrows.V liosworth. In 
•as ii,e,,rporated under the 
name of the llurrows- 1 losworl h llar.lware 
pany, wiUi our subject a.-, pl■e^illent. The 
bnsin.'ss was llrst .'arricl on in a small frame 
buililing, and lliey now oecii py two lloor,. in a 
beautiful and commodious bh'udc. They carry 
a general line of hardware, stoves, ranges and 
furnaces. 

In May,ls70, Mr. liurrows was united in mar- 
riage with Miss deniiie M. Uhodes, a native of 
Akron, Ohio. She is a .laughter of .lacob 
Rhodes, and a si>ter of .1. 11. Rhodes, now de- 
ceased, at one time I'resident of 1 1 iram College. 
Our subject and wife have had live children: 
Fred R., Louie W, Mary S., Harry (i. 
(deceased), and Carl !'. Mr.an.nirs. Ku'rrows 
are members of the Firct liaplist Church of 
(develand, in which the i'oi-mer holds the ollice 
of Dtsicon. Socially, he is a member of the (i. 
A. R., and the Loyal Legion, and politically, is 
a stamdi Reoublican. 



:WTON WILLIA]\I TAVLoR,a native 
,d' iMadison county, New York, was born 
duly 12, LS2;i, the son of (ieorge T. and 
Mary (llubbanl) Taylor, ami was the 
(ddestof a family nf four children. Of Kng- 
lish di'seent, he traces his paternal ancestry 
ba.dv through many generations ,d' sturdy Kng- 
lish yeomanry. I'or more than 300 years siic- 

" Little." Raddow Hall" in Flssi'X county, Kng- 
laiid. His paternal grandmother was a diivct 
descendant of the Karl of Mar, a Scotidi noble- 
man. His grandfather, Thomas Taylor, emi- 
grated iVom Kngland in 1705, landing on the 
01 h of July at Marblehea.l, Mas.sacliii,<etts, 
whence he soon afterward went to Windsor, 
Connecticut, and in 1812 settled at Madison, 
iS'ew York. 

Our subject's lather, Ceorge T. 'j'aylor, wa.^ 
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GUYAUoaA OOifNTY 



in early life, hut in iifter yeiirs became a jtios- 
perourt wool inercliant. lie was a man of con- 
sideraljle local prominence in liis community, 
and was lii^liiy esteiimed Ity all who knew him. 
He was for sev.Tal terms a member of the New 
YoricCiencral Assembly, an.! also hehl the olliee 
el' 'I'own yii|)er\is,.r. lie was a rreshyterian 
in Ills i-eliaious laitli, aii.l was i)r(iminent in re- 
lijrious and benevoh-nt work, and was wi.lely 
and familial ly known as •'Deacon Taylor." lie 
became a resident of (Cleveland in iS55, and 
died thei-e in 1S7U, at tlu^ age of seventy-two 
years. Our subject's mother was a native of 
]\[assachusetts, and <lied about 182S. Of his 
l)rotliers, Albert 11. Taylor, wIkj went to ("ali- 
foriLia durii.o the -gold b.ver" of LSJ'J, dii-d 
thei'e, at the age of twenty-seven: Horace Tay- 
lor died at ( Meveland, a-ed about thirty year.-. 
His oidy sister is .Mrs. Henry AV. AVliittle^ey, 
of Cleveland. 

Newton ],ass,.d his boyhood .m the old hom,.- 
stead in iMadison counly, attending the district 
school and a.-.si,-,ting in the farm work. At the 
age of fourteen he became a clerk in the village 
store, and after li\e years of servici; in that 
capacity he was made a jiartner in the business. 
lie was a young man of clear foresight in busi- 
ness all'airs, of sound juiigment and trust- 
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when but eighteen years old w; 



sent to iS'ew York city to purchase goods for 
the iirm. 'I'liat copartnership cuntinned some 
three years, and then young Taylor removed to 
liulfalo and for a short time engaged in the 
produce luisiness on his own account, after 
wdiicli he was associated with his father a few 
months in Ohio, in the purchase of wool for 
eastern manufacturers. 

During this last employment his business 
called hiin to Olevelaud. "'Fhe favorable busi- 
ness outlook there so impres.M-d him that he at 
once resolved to nud<e it his future home. That 
was in 1840. He first engaged as a dry-goods 
clerk for A. I). (Jutter, and at the ex])iration of 
six- months be,-an.e a partnci' in the business, a 
r..lali,.u whh'h he su.-taincd until the de,-ease of 
Mr. Culler, in IS,-,1. The buMues.s was ufler- 



ward continued under the name of Taylor, 
Griswold & Comjiany till 1855, when Mr, Tay 
lor withdrew from the tirni as an active part- 
ner, though still retaining an interest in its 
alfairs. His careful management lia<l enabled 
him to auKiss capital sullicieni for larger enler- 
prisi^s, and, in connection with other i'la^tern 
eapitali.sts, he purchased a large tract of limber 
land in Ionia county, Michigan, and there 
erected sawmills, llouring-mills and other Imild- 
ings necessai'y foi- the conduct of the lumber 
trade. That war, the begi/ming of the now 
prosperous town of Hubbardston. ^Vith a \ iew 
to furnishing a market place for the products 
of the.e mills, Mr. Taylor, during the same 
year, opened a lundier yard iit (Jhicag(j, and w- 
mained there in charge of it for one year, until 
the enter|irise was firmly established, and then, 
retaining his interest in the business, re- 
lincjuished its acti\(t nniuagement to his jiart- 

Ketnrning to Cleveland in the fall of 1851), 
he m'ganiz.Ml The Lake Krie I'aper Comjiany, 
whieh built and e.piipped a large plant at (Jlia- 
grin Falls, that was succt^sstidly operated until 
it was burned in 1857. The comj)any then 
transfei-red its opei'ations to Cleveland, erecting 
the paper-mill on I'orest street, and conducteil 
it until in 185'J, when the business of Messrs. 
"^I'ounglove i*v: Hoyt was purchased, and the 
comjjany i-eorgani/.ed under the nanie of The 
Cleveland Taper Company. Four years later, 
in 1S()3, the company bought the Monroe Falls 
I'aper-Mill, in Summit county. In all these 
\'ast enterprises Mi'. Taylor was the guitling 
Bjiirit, and he at the same time was a stock- 
holder in an<l president of the Massillon I'aper 
Company, and owned a lai-ge interest in the 
paper-mill at Canton; also, be was the princi- 
pal ^tockhohler in the New I 'hi ladelpliia (Ohi(,) 
I'aper Company, 'i'he Cleveland I'aper Com- 
pany have had extensive warehouses in both 
Cleveland and Chicago since 1800. He was 
also president of the Forest City Insurance 

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Fiictcry.-Mutiiiil of \uw Knnlan.l. In 1880 
Mr. Tuylor Imilt the. only vvood-pnlp mill in 
Oliiu, and also oivctcl a tliinl inill lor tiu: 
iimiinractiiiu of \>:\\H-r. At (lir |,iv,-.ont tiiiu. 
(IS'.»l)lii; is tliu [.rineipal stockliuidor in tiio 
I'lastiTii l'a|)er-l!a;,f jruiiiif'itchiriiio; Couipauy of 
Koston, coiitrollin;^' iiinnLToii.s an.l valiiul.lc 
patents for making" paper Laos and Hour sacks, 
and also owns large intci-ests in tlio Indiana 
I'apcr Conijiany of Indianapolis, with mills at 
youth llund and Mishawaka. IIo was also a 
director of the jiaper mills at New Gastle, Penn- 
sylvania, and ])resident of th(i Ck^voland Wiii- 
dow.Shad.^ Oompany. 

As a husiness man Mr. Taylor is prompt, far- 
sighted, energetic and reliahle. Comprehensive 



ability of a high order, and seldom, if ever, fails 
in the realization of the highest and l.est results. 
He is pnhlie-spiri(e<l,de.ddedlyamanof allairs, 
anil fidm his almndaiit means liberally supports 
all worthy cntei-prises. lie has ti'aveled e.xten- 
sively, visitinir tlie principal jdaces of interest 
in foreign lands, and from his constant reading 
and study of men and atfairs ki^eps himself in 
touch with ciiri'ent events, lie is a iiepubli- 
caii in political sentiment, and during the Civil 
war made large donations to the support of the 
Union cause. Though often solicited to accept 
public ollice, he has uniformly declined, owing 
to the demands of his extensive l)nsiness alfairs. 
His broad sympathies piompt him to many 
benefactions and bring him into the most 
friendly relations with all who come in range 
of his iidluence. This is especially true of his 
iiuHKM-ous employes, for whom he has a deep 
.solicitnd,' and ali'nost palcM-nal care. 

In December, f81i), Mr. Taylor married Miss 
Wary Thompson, of New York city, and by her 
has one son and one daughter. AV'ith his fam- 
ily he attends the services of the Mpiscopal 
Church. .Mrs. Taylor's grandfal her, Nehemiali 
Thompson, was a soldier in tlu^ Kexolutionary 
war, and had six sons and three daughters. He 
was (uie of the lirst .settlers of M:idis(m cniinlv, 
New York, was a pious nuin and one of lb., 



founders of the Congregational Church in Madi- 
son. His second son, (iliarles, was a soldier in 
the war of iSl2, and was the father of Mrs. 
Taylor, lie was born in Strat ford, Conned icut , 
emigrated to N<;w York when twenty one years 
of ajro, and i\\v>\ there in 18 12. 



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J. iJAirrLKTT, proprietor of the Cedar 
^ Mills at Cedar J'oint, North Olmsted, 
has been engaged in the milling business 
Hii:ce 18S7. He wa.. an infant when Ik^ was 
brought to (.!lev(dan(l by his parents in IsHC, 
from New York city, where he liad been born 
in 1832. His father, F. U. IJartlett, was a 
native of Devonshire, Kngland, and his motlier, 
whose maiden nan.e was Kli/.abcth Mrown, was 
a n.ative of Lond.-n, ^ame country. They were 
married in 1S;{1, and came diiect to New York 
city, in 1830 to Cleveland, and in ISK) t.. 
Liverpool, Medina county, this State, .settling 
u])on a farm. In 1840 they removed to a farm 
near StrongsvilK^ where Mr. iJartlett did in 
1802, and Mrs. Hartlett in 1882. Of their six 
children four are yet living, namely: F. J., the 
subject of this sketch; William, married an<l 
residing in Strongsville; Edward, who enlisted 
in 1802, in Company A, One IHindred and 
Twenty-fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, for 
three years, and died at Nashville, Tennessee, 
of wounds he had received at Chattanooga, in 
1804: John eidisled in the same regiment, and 
died at Franklin, Tennessee, in 1S03; Flizabeth, 
who is the widow of Simeon KennilT, and is 
I'ostmistrcss ;it Strormsville; James, Jr., is 
nnu-ricd and lives at St ron-sville. 

Mr. I'.artlett, whose name intro.luccs this 
sketch, resided in Liverpool six years, and six 
years also in I'.runswick, .Medina county, this 
State. He completed his school life at'llerea 
College, atlendin- there three terms, next lob 
lowed teaching b.r several years, and then en- 
listed in llu^ army b-r the I'nion, in Company 

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GUVAHOiJA COUNTY. 



assifrncd to tlie Army of tlu^ Cuinbcrhiiid. At 
first liis comiiaiiy w;is MatioiKMl nciir iM'ankliii, 
Toiuirs.s.'c. Ill ISlil li.' was pn.iiiotLHl to lli.^ 
[lositi.Mi of First l.ioiilrnaiit, tlicii t,. tliat ul' 
Captain <..r ('(iiM|iany 1 ), 'i'wfiity scvciitli lu-gi- 
iiicnt, of riiilc'l Slates Ci.li/ruil Troopa, ami 
Burvcil to llic en,! of tl,,. war; was in (icncral 
(iralil's commaiKl Ironi Wasl.iiigton to liicli- 
inond, anil wa.s inii.ilurud out of service at Wil- 
iiiin<^ton, North (Jarolina, ami lioiioralily dis- 
cliai'o;ed in October, 1805, at Colnmbns, Ohio, 
ia'tnrning to Strongovilks he engaged in 
farming and shoemaking. lie now owns the 
old homestead of fifty-fonr acres at Strongs^ 



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UeiMibliean and takes 



aefi\-e interest in national questions. For twelve 
years he was Justice of the J'eace in Strongs- 
ville, and he has now been Justice in Olmsted 
toi\-nslii|. two years. He is a member of Olm- 
sted Falls Post, No. G:U, (J. A. K., and has 
bivn OMinmandcr of the pnst; is also a member 
of KiK'ky Kiver hnilg,., I. O. O. V. i!,,lh him. 
seir and" wife are imJiiibcrs of the Methodist 
Kl.iscu|,al Churidi at ( Hmste.l Falls, and he is 
one of the Steward,- of the soriely there. 

lie was married in 1S51, at llerea, to Miss 
.lane 'V. I'oster, a daughter of Nathan and 
IJetsy (Unlet) l''oster, now resiileiits of IJerea. 
Her father was a native of Connecticut. Mr. 
and :\[rs. liartiett have three children, as fol- 
lows: MyrtcMi i\[., wife of Stoncsbury AfclCee, 
and residing in Olmsted townshi|r, Mina A., 
now Mrs. Charles Ashlin, of J'rooklyn, who is 
an ollicial of the Treasury Department; and 
Ilallie, al home. 



his mother a daughter of ColonelJohn Kly, an 
ollieer in the I tevulutinn. The mullu.rof S. (1. 
(;,.odricli(l"eler I'arley) wa- another daughter, 
and Mr. (b.odrieli in 'his '■ Ueeulleetiuns of a 



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and !,ueretia (Fly) (iregory, of Sandlake, Rens- 
selaer county, New \ ovV. lie was born in 
Albany, .lanuary I'.l, lSli:i, and .pent bis early 
iif,. al'lmnu^ willi si\ bi„llHTs and lliree sisters. 



tensive praeliee; he had also a farm, a slere, 
the post ollice and a trading bhu.p on the Hud- 
son. Thus, without having inherited wealth, ho 
was able to firing up liis numerous family in 
eomfiirt and rehnemenf, and give all his chil- 
dren a good education, and several of his sons a 
college education. He wai a man of stanch in- 
tegrity and uprightness. 

Sherlock S., who was the fifth in the family, 
assisted his father iu the store and on the farm; 
emigrated to Ohio about 184:5, and purchased a 
small farm in Middleburg townshi]), Cuyahoga 
county, Ohio. He took much interest and 
pleasme in raising choice fruit and vegetables. 
lie remained on this little farm until his death, 
September ;J5, lS85. He lived to see many 
changes around him. The beautifully eiiltivated 
farm id' HUO acres of .1. W. IVrkins, adjoining 
bis was, when he first came, mostly woodland, 
with elearings here ami there occi^iied by eight 
or ten families of poor pci^ple, many of them 

S. S. Gregory was a very conscii^ntious man. 
He "set the Ford always bcl'orediini " in all he 
did. His daily work was done unto the Lord, 
and he considered it his duty to work soiiu; and 
rest some every day of the weid;, endeavoring 
to live to the Savior, and Inuk upon Him as the 
resf-(he true Sabballi of llie Chrislian. He 
never sought weallli, l.iil was careful to provide 
so as (o be independent, and was fici'lipuhuisly 
careful ne\ert<i remain in debt a day. His dis- 






iii eunver-alieii, and avoid...] Haying anything 
abimt a person in his ab,sen.;o thai he w.uild uni 
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him tlnit they were ihc df^'i-iuhiiits of the 
"'IVn Trihrs of Isr.ich" He spent luiiiiy years 
in clleetini;- luin.lrcU (if pninl's in Mippurt o\ 
this theory,' and h'Tl a work u\ vainahh' .-uni- 

iirfhed. 

In his y.Mith, \h'. visited Kiirope, ami was in 
I'aitilan.l and I ',,rtnoal, in ( 'alilurnia al,<iut lsr,l, 
l.nt, lindin^r his liealth fail tht-re, he only I'e- 
inained a '^hort time, and went thenee to tlie 
Sandwich islands. lie spent some time there, 
and enjuyed his visit there very much, so that 
in after years he often s|joko of wishing to go 
there to live. lie made the trip to Cidifornia 
and hack in sailing vessels, around Cajie Horn. 

He had snn'ere.rmneh from ill lu.dth in his 
yonth, Imt a temperate and self-<!enying life 
enahled him to icach old age in eomjiaiative 
eomfort. 

lie was married t.. Hannah Varna! Meredith, 
of lineks county, I'ennsyhania, whose aiujestors 
wei'e mostly iMiglish Friends, among the lirst 
settlors of Pennsylvania. lie leaves ono son. 
Dr. William Meredith (iregory.of i;erea,()hio. 



J[ F. IIAIIFFR, treasurer of the Chagrin 
Falls iiankin- Company, is one of the well 
J known men of Chagrin Falls and has been 
connected with the hank tor scver;d yeai-s, first 
licing a member of tlie lianking tirtn of Itodgers 
it Harper, which was organized in IsS.j, and 
did a good business. Its stock was sold to the 
Chagrin Falls Danking Company in 18'J3. jMr. 
Harjicr's experience and abilily and extensive 
ac<|naintancc makes his coneetion with the bank 
(d' great value and impdrtance. 

The subject of this sketch was born in ( )range 
towusliip, October 10, LSoS, as a son of Hector 
and iNfargaret Harper, 'i'lie t'aiher was a well 
known and respected citi/.en of Orange town- 
ship, where he lived many years. He died No- 
vember:]!), 1S81. 

The youth of -1. I'\ Harper was spent on his 
father's laiaii and be received his education at 



Haldwin liniversity, lierea, Cuyahoga county, 
Ohio. II,' was married at the age of tiiirty, in 
nainbri.lge township, Ohio, to Miss ,les>ic I'.. 
Kent, a .hu-hl.u- <d' O. II. Kent, of liainbridge, 
a respecled citiz.m (d' that place Two children 
iiave been born t.. Mr. and Ah.. I larper,--Win- 
ifred and Lawrence. 

In politics .Mr. Harper is a Denio.-rat. He is 
a member of the town (.'onncil and has been 
Treasurer of the town, l-'raternally Uv. Harper 
is a member of the (iohJeii Gate Lodge, No. 
2f5. Chagrin Falls Chapter, and Oriental Com- 



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Though but a young man .Mr. Harper has 
gained an envialde position in the tinvn, both 
Socially and linancially. 



LUTIIFR r.UAlNFlM), a w.dl-known 
I farmer and highly respected citizen of 
\ Brooklyn township, Chiyalioga county, 

Ohio, was born in this township, February G, 
1820. His fatlier, JJcmas Urainerd, a native of 
(JoniK^cticut, came out West to Ohio in L815, 
comiii"- with his fatlier, Amos IJrainerd, also a 
native of Connecticut, and settling in Cuyahoga 
county. A few years after his arrival here, 
UeiTias Brainerd was married to Nancy I'rain- 
ard, their niarriagooccuriing in Newbury town- 
.ship, this county. Mrs. IJrainerd, too, was a 
native of Connecticut, and hail come out here 
with her parents not long alter the other family 
of iJrainerds had located in this county. After 
their marriage tiu^y settled on a farm in IJnxdslyn 
township, which they cleareil up anil impi-o\'ed, 
an.l on which they spent the reM. of their lives. 
She died at the age of sixty-six and he died in 
his ninety-lirst year. They were the jjarentsof 
four cliildren, three daughters and one son, the 
sidtject of our sketch being tlie oldest. 

Luther lirainerd grew uji on his father's 
farm, attended school in tlu' lo^,' schoolhonse 
near his home and .also to,,k a conr.-^e in the 
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gaged in oeiici\il fanning all his life. Tfeowna 
fifty acres of good land and is comfortably 
situated. 

Mr. lirainerd was 1irr5t married in 1841 to 
Marria Spragiie, a native of New 1 lam|)ahire, 

who died K e years lalcr, leaving him with a 

fannly of ihi-ee ehil.h'en, Naney A., Lewis A. 
and !''raidc !,., all of lirooklyn township. Jle 
was mari'ied in 1881 to Ann J. Sprague, a na- 
tive of Ohio, and a sister of liia first wife. 

iMr. lirainerd talces a commondablo interest 
ill the local alfairs, and has held several of the 
school ofKcBS. I'^ormerly he affiliated with the 
Republican party, but of recent years he has 
been a I?rohibitionist. l"'or many years a mem- 
ber of the .^[etho'iist Episcopal Ghnrch, he has 
served in it as a Trustee, Steward and Treasurer. 



\V. (WRLISLE, merchandise broker 

F^'l! and manufaeturing agent, residing at 
*i l:iS',l Ce.dar avenue, (Meveland, Ohio, 
was liorn in Cliillieothe, Ohio, October 
^n, IS^S. His parents were John, Sr., and 
Elizabeth Carlisle, of whom see elsewhei-e in this 
volume. lie was educated in the common 
schools of Chillicothe, and in the Ohillicothe 
Academy. In tin; latter, hn- many years, his 
iiistiaietor was William I). Wesson, one of the 
noted and highly accomplished educators of tjiat 
])art of Ohio. 

Aftei- school days he engaged in the lumber 
business, owning a sawmill at the mouth of 
Sunlish creek in Pike county, Ohio, on the Ohio 
canal. lie ..wned then about 5,000 acres of 
well timbered land. lie turned the timber into 
lumber, and after the great fire in Ohillicothe 
of 1852 he sold a large amount of lumber for 
rebuilding the houses of the city. It was a 
splendid business at that time. lie sold the 
sawmill in 1855, and then went West to Illinois 
and traveled se\'eral yc^ars prospecting. He was 
ap|)ointed during .the late war by Oovernor 
I), ■unison as sutler for Ihe Thirty. lirst Ohio 
N'oliinteer Infantry, and continued as .sutler for 
that rc(rimeiit until the war closed in 1SG5. 



After the war he engaged in the wholesale gro- 
cery business in Cliillieothe, Ohio, under the 
firm name of Allston it Carlisle. In this he 
continued for two years, then wold out and went 

same business there, and bad a bi'anch house in 
JVIemjihis, Tennessee, where they supplied the 
live government hospitals with all kinds of food. 
In this thoy were prospered. He closed that 
business out in the fall of 1805, then managed 
the Cincinnati (Ohio) house until 1800, when 
he sold that out too, and returned to Chilli- 
cothe, where lie remained some time. In 1876 
he engaged in the flouring business in the town 
of Worthington, Nobles county, Minnesota, 
which he conducted for two years, afterward 
selling out and returning with his family to 
Cliillieothe, where he remained until he came to 
Cleveland, Ohio, in 1883. lie has been engaged 
in liis present business ever since. 

He was married to Miss Emma V. I'arr, 
September 1, 1850, in flhillicothe, Ohio, daugh- 
ter of John II. Barr, an editor at Wilmington, 
Delaware. EoUowing were Mr. and Mrs. 
Carlisle's children : Henry Nelson, Jr., who died 
at six years of age; William Woodson, manu- 
facturer of varnishes and chemicals in Chicago, 
Illinois; Charles Ai-thur, residing at South 
Bend, Indiana, and is a member of the cele- 
brated and world renowned Studebaker Broth- 
ers Manufacturing Company, the largest and 
wealthiest concern of its kind in the world: 
September 17, 1891, he married Anne, only 
daughter of Hon. Clem Studebaker, the presi- 
dent and founder of the Studebaker Company; 
Isabella liarr, only daughter, resides with her 
parents; .John Andrew, Harvard student; Addi- 
son Alexander, electrical engineer, who was in 
charge of an extensive and iinp(jrtant division 
of the electrical lighting of the World's Colum- 
bian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, in 1893, in- 
cluding the famous Peristyle, Casino, Music 
Hall and the Grand Basin; Meade R. and Mc- 
Lain I), (twins), who both died in infancy; 
Uobort S., a student in tb(! public schools of 
Cleveland. 



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n.ith our sulijcct niul wilV- are ineiuliurs of 
tho I'l-i'sliyteriuii Clmrcli. In tlio coiiimunioa 
of this clinrch tluiy liavo lieeii niitlil'iil luid d(;- 
voted I'or iniuiy yours. U]>ri(rlil and honorul)lo 
in all liis dealings, ]\[r. Carlisle condncts Ids 
business by methods which coiniiiend him to the 
favor and confidence of the ti'ade, and he is 
justly regarded as one of Cleveland's most 
worthy and influential citizens. 

John Carlisle, Sr., was a native of Ireland, 
who came to America in the latter part of the 
eighteenth century, atul it is presumed settled 
ill Tennsylvania. lie came to Chillicothe in 
17'.)8, while this State was yet one of the Ter- 
ritoi-ies, and settled there. He was a ])ioneei' 
merchant, having a main store in Chillicothe, 
and lii-ancli stoi'cs in sui'munding towns. lie 
,,l,taiiied all his goods fniiii I'lnladelpliia over 
the mountains, and in his trips hack and f<,rtli 
, he trijvele.l on liors-^liark. lie did an extensive 
liiisiness for that day, anil towar<l the close of 
life f<ir a nuiiil)er of years was elected and re- 
elected to the important office of Commissioner 
of lioss county, Ohio. His re-election for sev- 
eral terms speaks in unmistakable terms of the 
high esteem in which he was held for his official 
sei-vices well rendered in a place of public trust. 
lie was well and favorably known for many 
years over the southern portion of Ohio. In 
the matter of diess, he loved the fashions of 
other days, (^tc, wore knee bu(d<les of jiure 
silver, as were worn in Colonial times. '^lK^-e 
knee Imekles are still in possession of tlie fam- 
ily. The First l'resl,yterian Chnreh of Cliilli- 
cot.lie, Ohio, had a debt, hanging ov(M- it for 
many years which the society could not li(|ui- 
date. Mr. Carlisle paid the debt fi'om his own 
purse, and presenteil the same free of debt to 
the Presbyterian Church nuunbers of Chilli- 
cothe. He was for many years a meiriber of 
the Presbyterian Church, liis wife, too, was 
one of the pillars of the same (diurch. She was 
a g(!ncrons, kind-hearted, charitable Christian 
woman, fully living u|) to the preceplH u\ the 
gospel and jiossessing all the (pialities (d' noblest 



ktWHl by a large circle of acquaintances. Tiio 
John Carlisle ](ew in that church was reserved 
for them for many years in token of his many 



kind and courteous services rendered. 

The nine children born to John Carlisle, Sr., 
and wife are as follows: Andrew, deceased; 
William, deceased; John, deceased; Eleanor '. 
Ann, deceased; Henry Nelson, deceased; Kliza- 
beth, widow of the late liev. Irwin Carson, for 
many years pastor of the Presbyterian Church 
of Chillicothe, Ohio; Lucy, an invalid for many 
years; Julia, deceased, who was the wife of 
Samuel P. Officer: she died in the twenty-third 
year of her age; Meade Woodson, the youngest. 

]\r. W. Carlisle's father was an ardent poli- 
tician and a great admirer of Henry Clay, with 
wliom he was intimately acquainted, and our 
subject has in his possession, signed by Henry ^ 
Clay, Sijcretary of State, a passport dated Jan- 
uary 25, 1827, also a letter to an influential 
fiieiid, highly commending him as a friend and 
an acquaintance of many years' standing, when 
]\Ir. Carlisle visited INIexico. On April 4, 1807, 
the fifth year of the independence of Ohio, he 
received a commission as Captain of Ohio mili- 
tia. Said document is yet well preserved and 
ill the possession of our subject. John Carlisle, , 
Sr., died in Chillicothe, Ohio, July 19, 1847, at 
the ripe old age of seventy-six years. His wife 
dit^l January 28, ISI'J, aged sixty- two years. 
The lives, inlluenee an<l example of this aged 



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ritage to tli. 
they lived, 



family, 



the community in ' 
church of their choice. 

(Ibarlcs Arthur (!arlislc, assistant general 
manager and purchasing agent of the (Jhicago 
it South Bend Railroad, with office at South 
])end, Indiana, was born ]\[ay 3, 18G4, at Chilli- 
cothe, Ross county, Ohio, being tlie son of 
Meade Woodson and iMiima O. Carlisle; was 
educated by a private tutor, and entered railway 
service in 1883, since which time he has been 
ein|(loycd as follows: 1883-'S4, messenger for 
the Marietta i*v: (lincinnati Uailway, now the 
Cincinnati, Washingt(jn it Ihiltimore iiailway; 
I8.Sl-'8r>, with the Ohio Stale Journal at Co- 



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CUrAIlOGA COUNTY. 



luiabus, Ohio; 1885-'80, bill aud freio-lit clerk 
for local freioht of tlie ^SMckel Plate Railway at 
Cleveland, Oiiio; 1886-^87, assistant chief clerk 
ill local fj'eiglit and caahier of tiie same road; 
IS87-'88, cashier of joint stations of the .same 
i-oad at tlie same [ilace; 1888 -'Mt, |)rivate secre- 
tary In the nviK^ul nianair,,,- of the Toledo it 
Oliio Central Railway at 'i'oledo, Ohio; 18S',I-. 
'U(t, [irivate secretary and pui'chasinir agent of 
that i-oad at the same place; 1890-'!H, jnn-clias- 
inu- aprent of the Toledo it (.)hio Ocntral and 
'i'cled,., (Jolnml.iis it Cincinnati Railways, at 
T.iledo; 18'Jl-"J:i, juirchasino- agent of the 
Toledo it Ohio Central, Toledo, Colnmhus it 
Cincinnati and K'anawlia it Michigan Railways, 
with hcad(jnartei-s at 'I'oledo; and 18iJ2 to the 
prt'si'iit, tiii^ ollico already mentioneij; and he 
was chosen ti'easui-er l''ehriiai-y 1, 1898. 



A. HPI LKElt, manager of the National 
, Piirnilnre Company of (Cleveland, was 
11 "1 born in Cnyalioga county, December 
29, 1857. His father, Henry Spilkor, was born 
in Trassia, in 1822. lie left his native land in 
1848 and came to Cleveland, where lie was en- 
gaged us a well-digging contractor so long as he 
was in active business. lie married in Cleve- 
land, Annie Schriber, a lady of Swiss birth. Of 
this union eight childi-en were born, six of 
whom are now living. W. A. is the eldest and 
he received his education from the city schools. 
In 1870 lie left scliool and entered on a three- 
years term as an apprentice at upholstei ing. 
On the completion (if his ai)[)renticesliip ho was 
imf^airod by James Moriarity, a well known 
dealer, ikjw on iMiclid avenue, wirh whom he 
remained eif^ht yeai's. lie then took the manage- 
ment of Herman Junge's furniture establish- 
ment and conducted it 8U(;e(^ssfuily ten years; 
and in January, 1889, Mr. Spilker was a prime 
mover in the organization of the National I'urni- 
tuie Com]iany, of which iu; is a stockholder, 



i\Ir. Spilker evinced a liking for political 
bouts, and demonstrating his strength as an 
organizer of political forces he soon became a 
party lead(U'. In 1890 his party put him forward 
as a iiepublican candidate for Councilman from 
the Thirty-liftli ward. This ward was very 
strongly Democratic, but Mr. Spillier's personal 
jjopularity carried him through with a safe 
majc^rity. Upon districting the city Mr. Spil- 
ker was thi'own into the Ninth district, with a 
Democratic majority of 1,300 to face. He made 
tiic race again in 1892, and was elected in the 
face of these great odds, coming out of the fight 
with a majority of 57 votes. 

On tlie organization of the Council Mr. Spil- 
ker was chosen its Vice President. He is 
chairman of the committee on Fire and a mem- 
ber of the committee on Police and Department 
Examination. 

Juno G, 1879, Mr. Spilker married f.ottie 
Unkrich, of (iei'man birth, and a daughter, 
KIma, twelve years old, is their only child. 

Mr. Spilker has been prominently connected 
with the bowling fraternities of Cleveland for a 
number of years. lie was active in the organ- 
ization of the old Forest City Club, and was 
many years its pi'csident. Ho is a Knight of 
Pythias, and was I'irst Lieutenant of the lied 
Cross Division till his election to the Council. 



STEPHEN \l. SQUIRE, of J^erea, was 
born in Addison, Vermont, July 18, 
-_ 1814, wliere he spent tlie first sixteen 
years of his life. His father. Rev. Jesse S([iiire, 
a Methodist jircaclier, married Mary Roscoo, 
and in 1833 he brought his family to Ohio, set- 
tling in Elyria. He died at the residence of iiis 
daughter in Cuyahoga county, about 1854. 
Stephen R. came to Ohio with his father and 
learned the blacksmith's trade, serving an ap- 
prenticeship of five years. He followed his 
trade for many years in dilferent places, 
and in 181S came to i;(uva, where he remained 
till abmd I n87, when he moved to his farm in 



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the vicinity of that villa; 
three years on tlio farm ! 
wliere he lives a retired life. 

He was inan-ied in Lorain county, Ohio, 
April 22, IS 19, to Mrs .Julia Porter iioadley, 
widow of James Iloadley, who died in Colnm- 
bia in 1844. She had one sou by this marriage. 



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Rev. 1). J. Iloadlciy. Afrs. S(|uire 
StrongsviUe, Cuyahoga county, May 15, 1S26, 
where she was reared. 'JMiey have liad two 



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f AMES ALPKllT ANDERSON, late of 
y. Y Bedford, ( »lii(i, was one of the most active 
'^' business men of the place, lie was born 
in Trumbull county, Ohio, August 24, 1834, a 
son of William Anderson, an early settler of 
the county, who had charge of the iidirmary 
there for some time. He was a native of Ohio, 
and died in early life, leaving a widow and two 
children. 

James A. was educated at Mt. Union College, 
Ohio. Later he went to Rockford, Illinois, 
where he clerked in a store for some time. 
Afterward he went to Charles City, P'loyd 
county, Iowa, where he resided for some time 
on a fariri. Fioin thence he returned to Ohio, 
and started in the coal business with his step- 
father, Willian) Cranage. They carried on an 
extensive business in coal in Columbiana county 
for many years. Mr. Anderson settled in Cleve- 
land, whcic he lived for over thirty years. lie 



moved to Bedford in 1889, laid out Glendale 
and made the allotment to Bedford. He also 
put in the electric lights at Bedford and was 
most active in the imjirovement of the town. 

Mr. Anderson was married June 23, 1881, to 
Miss Kate Kidin, a lady of education and good 




family, a successful teaclier before her marriage, 
teaching for seven years in the grammar school 
at Salineville, Ohio. She was born in Indiana 
county, Pennsylvania, as a daughter of Rev. 
Samuel lvuhn,a prominent United Presbyterian 
minister. 



rjiENRy M. MATHEWS, an auctioneer 
rp-| and the proprietor of a livery, feed and 
11 Al sale stable in South Brooklyn, Ohio, is 
^ prominently identified with the progress 

and development of this town. 

Mr. Mathews was born in Brecksville town- 
sliip, Cuyahoga county, Ohio, September 3, 
1850. He is a son of George Mathews and a 
grandson of Moses Mathews, the former a 
native of New York and the later of Vermont. 
Moses Mathews emigrated with his family to 



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Uliio at an (jarly day and settled on a farm in 
Parma townsliip, Cuyahoga county, George 
Matliews at tliat time being a mere boy. George 
grew \\\) on his I'atiicr's farm, and was engaged 
in farmiiii^ for many years, lie was inarric.'d in 
I'recksville township to (Ilementina Righter, a 
native of Newburg townsliip, this county. Uer 
father, Jolm Uightor, was born in J'ennsyl- 
vauia, and was one of the fii'st settlei's of New- 
burg township. lie served in the war of 1812. 
From Brecksville township George Mathews re- 
moved to lioyaltoii townshi[), tliis county, where 
he still lives. He and his wife had a family of 
three children, two sons and one daughter. 

The subject of our sketch attended the dis- 
trict scliool at Wallings Corners until he was 
eighteen years of age. Early in life lie dis- 
played a fondness for stock, and when he was 
only fifteen years old commenced speculating in 
cattle and hogs. When ho was eighteen he be- 

' gan business for himself, farming and buying 
and selling stock, and at the age of twenty he 
launched out as an aiictioniKU-, responding to 

■ calls from various places tlircnighout the county. 

November, 23, lS7G, he married Miss Tamer 
Oakes, who was born in Royaltou township, 
this county, daughter of Henry and Hannah 
Oakes, early settlers of Cuyahoga county. l\[r. 
■ and Mrs. Mathews have one son, Mort H., l)()rn 
June 21, 1871). 

After his marriage Afr. ]\Iathews removed to 
West JUchfield, Summit county, Ohio, where he 
lived two years, engaged in auctioneering and 
slock dealing. Since 1878 he has been a resi- 
dent of Soutii lin.uklyn. For four years lu^ 
was landloi-d of the old Fuller house which 
stood on the present site of the Johnson house. 
After his hotel experience he devoted his time 
wholly to the buying and selling of stock and to 
auctioneering, and ere long gained a reputation 
for being the most successful auctioneer in the 
(•(iiinty. ills stock business increased to such 
an extent that in 1890 he found it necessary to 
build his present stables. These stables have a 
cajiacity of forty head of horses. ]!e annually 
h.andlcs nolcs.. than twenty car-loads (,1' li,,r.ses. 



When the village of Brooklyn was incorpo- 
rated Mr. IVfathews was one of its first council- 
men, and so well did he serve the people that he 
was elected for a second tt^rm. He is a member 
of Riverside Lodge, No. 310, K. of 1'., and of 
Empire Lodge, I. O. O. F., at North Royalton. 
A self-made man, aiul one of the strictest in- 
tegrity whoso word is as good as his bond, Mr. 
Mathews is deservedly popular among his fellow 
citizens. 



ff ARCUS A. BROWN, deceased, was for 
many years a respected citizen of Parma 
^ township, Cuyahoga county, Ohio, and 
as such it is appropriate that personal 
mention be uuide of him in this work. Follow- 
ing is a brief sketch of his life: 

Marcus A. Urowu was born in Waterbury, 
Vermont, July 28, 1818, and in his native place 
his boyhood days were spent. In 1833 he loft 
the (Jrcen Mountain State to seek a home in the 
West, in the fall of that year landed in Cuyahoga 
county, Ohio, and in Parma towuahip pur- 
chased a tract of land, which, ere long, he 
developed into a fine farm. This farm com- 
prised 242 acres, its location being in the center 
of the township. In this county, Deceurber 28, 
1843, ho married Miss Artemosia Eurnham, a 
native of DcKalb, New York, born October 19, 
1823. As the years passed by sons and 
daughters grew up around them, and some of 
the little ones who came to bless their home 
wtM-e taken away in infaiuiy. Of their family of 
twelve children wo make record as follows: 
Francis W. is a resident of Cleveland, Ohio; 
Henry E. resides in Toledo, Ohio; AVashington 
I. lives in Cleveland; Agnes L. is the wife of 
C. 11. Stearns, Cleveland; Nora A. is the wife 
of A. W. Parschen, Cleveland; Albert, Alice 
and iMnma died in infancy; George A. also 
makes his home in Cleveland; Edgar N. is a 
resident of Parma, Ohio; Marcus E. lives in 
i'arma township, Cuyahoga county: Ilattio 11. 
is the wife L. I). Klein. The parents of thi.s 



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large and highly -respected family have both 
passed away, tiie mother havinfji; died November 
20, 1888, and the father October 1), 1893. The 
former was a mcimbur of the Presbyterian 
C'hiirch, aiui both Ity their many estimable 
ti'aits of character won the resjiect and esteem 
of all wiio i<new tiium. 

Their son Marcus V]. was i)orn in i'arma 
township April lU, 18tJ0, and in Cuyahoga 
county was married Alay 30, 1888, to Miss 
Mamie A. Putnam, a native of I'latteville, Wis- 
consin, Ijorn August 30, 18GS. They have 
three children, Grace A., Fred I. and Ethel M. 



[p'-J N. GATES, a prosperout^ 



far 



wr^ dairyman of J!rooklyn township, and a 
~^^ soldier of the last war, was born on the 
farm where he now lives, December 14, 1841. 
J lis father, Clark S. Gates, was born in Delhi, 
New York, and came to this county in 1824, 
locating upon this place with his father Na- 
thaniel Gates, a native of Connecticut. At that 
early day tiiey came with ox teams, much of 
the way on unimproved roads and fording uu- 
bridged streams. Arriving here they found 
plenty of work to do in the way of clearing land 
and placing the necessary improvements upon 
it. Mr. Chirk S. Gates did most of the work in 
improving the homestead, lie was well and 
favorable known throughout the county. His 
father built a saw-!iiill, which he ran many 
years. Was a liepublican in his political views, 
and Ass(^ssor of his township many years, and 
Trustee, lie was a member of Glenn Lodge, 
No. 2(53, I. ().(). F., iind of Brooklyn Tost, No. 
3t58, G. A. li., havino- in the last war been the 
Major of the First Ohio Dattery of Volunteers. 
For his wife he married Sai-ah A. Ilinkley, a 



native of Connecticut, who was a 



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when brought by her father, Isaac Ilinkley, to 
this county, and she died at tlie age of si.\ty-two 
years; and Mr. (iates, to whom she was married 



this t( 
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), died in his 8t^\'enty-th 
d l.y all who knew hi 



children are: George IT., of Cleveland; Walter 
II., of Brooklyn township; Edwin N., whose 
naino heads this sketch; Cliarles S., who died 
when young; Cynthia M., decreased; an^l Clap- 
tain iVlvin S., on the Cleveland police force. 

August 3, 1SG2, Mr. E. N. Gates enlisted in 
Company A, One Hundred and Twenty-four 
Regiment, Ohio V(;lunteer Infantry, as a 
private, under Ca[)tain William Wilson, and 
continued in the service of liis country until the 
close of the war in 1865, participating in some 
heavy battles, as Chickamauga, September 19, 
1863, where he was wounded in the hand by a 
miuie ball. He was taken to the hospital at 
Nashville, Tennessee, and afterward transferred 
to other places. He had charge of 150 men at 
Tod Barracks, Columbus, Ohio, for ten months. 

In 1863 he mari'ied Mary E. Styer. For his 
second wife he wedded, in 1872, Ellen C. Prindle, 
a native of Lorain county, this State, reared in 
Cuyahoga county. Mr. and Mrs. Gates have a 
daughter and a son, — Amy A. and Harry L. 

For many years after the close of the war Mr. 
Gates was engaged in various kinds of busi- 
ness, in Cleveland, — the milk trade for eleven 
years. In 1886 lie located upon tiie farm whei'e 
he now lives atul farms ninety acres of land, of 
good quality, and is prosecuting the dairy busi- 
ness. He is a meinlier of Glenn Lodge, No. 
263, I. O. O. F., of Brooklyn Lodge, No. 163, 
K. of F., and of Brooklyn Couiu;il. Politically 
he is a staunch liepublican. 



caraccount- 



\\ A\ J]' ^^LIAM J. ROBERTSON, ce 
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¥i "l Louis Railroad Company, was born 
September 7, 1864, at Oswego, New York, a 
son of Andrew and lluth (Glassford) Robert- 
son. Until he was fourteen years old he at- 
tended the public schools at Oswego. At that 
time he entered the employ of the Western 
Union Telegraph Company as messenger, and 
later was employed in the ollice of J. B. Don- 
nelly, retail coal <lealer. Leaving (Jswego in 






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CUTAlIOOA OOUNTT. 



tlie summer of I8b3, he located at Cliicago and 
secured eniployment as clerk in tiie ear ae- 
coiintaiit's oHice of tlie Cliicago and Nortli- 
vveslern Uailroad (!(iinpany, wliero lie remained 
until ISSC. lie then \vnl, to Si. I'aul, Minne- 
HOta, as chieF clerk, and lat(,'r as acting car 
accountant of the Minnesota & Northwestern 
Railroad Company, and in IHHH came to Cleve- 
land to accept the position of chief clerk of the 
department over which he now presieles, havini^ 
heen promoted November 15, 1891. 

Mr. Kol)ertson was mari'ied July 28, 1891, in 
Chicago, to .Josephine! Augusta, daughter of 
Dr. Augustus i'ool, of Oswey.., New Vork. 



Ill It. jNrCOliE, the general freight agent 
Ipi of the (!l(!velan(l, Cant.m & Southern 



Jiailway Company, ent 



e railroad 



I'vice in (!levelaniJ, in 1872, in the 
ijiacity of clerk, in the local ofHceof the Lake 



Shore iV'. jVrichi(Tan Iiailroad Con 



pany. 



lie 



continued with that company in various clerical 
positions, si.xteen years, wlien he was made the 
com])any's contracting freight agent, ser\'ing 
until Januai-y, 1890, when he was tendered and 
acce[)ted the otHite of general frcu'ght agent of 
the Cleveland, Canton it Southei'u Railroad 
(Company. 

]\rr. JFoore was born in Cleveland, h'ebrnary 
10, 185(;, an<l received a liberal eilucation, 
graduating from the High School in 1872. 



LEWIS B. IIEEHINGTON.— A descend- 
I ant of one of the pioneer families of Cuy- 
i ahoga county, and himself a native of this 

county, where his entire life has been passed, it 
is certainly most congruous that special men- 
tion (d' Mr. llerrington be made in this con- 
m^ction. lie is now a prosperous farmer and 
well-known resident of Rockport hamlet, his 
birthpl.ace having be.m in Middleburg town- 
shi]i, where he was ushered into the world 
yVu.nist r,, 1S2:{. 



The father of oui' subject, the late David 
llerrington, was a native of (Jtsego county, 
New York-, whence he came to Ohio in the fall 
of 1820. This long and wearisome journey to 
the new and slightly developed se.'timi of the 
linion was made on foot, an. 1 in the light of the 
conditions prevailing in that same section to-day 
it is almost impossible to imagine the scene 
which must have presented itself to this en- 
ergetic and coui'ageoHS pioneer. lie reached 
Cuyahoga county in due time and there he re- 
mained during the following winter. In the 
spi'ing he i-eturmuj to his home in Otsego 
county, but in 1822, with his wife and one 
child, he again set forth for the Western Re- 
sei-ve, this time with the intention of settling 
permanently and establishing a new home in 
Cuyahoga county. The trip on this occasion 
was tedious in the extreme, being made witli 
ox teams, which ti'ansported the little family 
and all their woi-ldly jiossessions. They were 
compelled to foi'cl or swim the swollen streams 
along the route, and through the wliole dis- 
tance they found only two streams which were 
spanned by bridges. Arriving at their desti- 
nation they settled in Middlebnrg township, 
where tliey remained until the early spring of 
1824, when tlu^y removed to Rockport town- 
ship and settled on the farm whore our Bubject 
now resides. The maiden name of David Iler- 
lington's wife was Alma Card. These honored 
pioneers both passed their remaining days in 
liockport township, where the father's death 
occurred September 21, 1849, and the mother's 
April 12, 1881. They had seven children, 
namely: William, Lewis B., Elijah D., Daniel, 
Lucy, Horatio and Martin. 

"When I^ewis B. was about six months old his 
parents removed to liockport township, and here 
lie grew to maniiood, receiving his educational 
training and assisting in the routine duties of 
tiie farm which lias always been liis home, and 
to whose cultivation and improvement he has 
devoted himself for many years, lie owns 
ninc^ty-three acres of land, the place being one 
of the most attractive and ])roduetive in the 



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CUYAHOGA COUNTY. 



vicinity. For about eighteen years Mr. Ilcr- 
riiigtou wa.s proprietor of tiie Lorain Street 
House in lioclv])ort, conducting tliis enterprise 
in founection with liis farming ojierations. 

lie was married, in AV^arrensville, Cuyaliuna 
county, August 5, 1845, to ]\riss liarriul, L. 
Tliorpe, a native of that phico, wliei'u she was 
hui'u Fehi-uary 27, 1828, a daiigiiter of AVarren 
TliorjjC, who was one of the ohl residents of 
CMeveland, whei'e lie was huni April 12, 1801. 
Mr. and ]\Irs. llerrington became tiie parents 
of five children, and we inti-oduce a brief record 
in regard to them: Hannah A., who married 
George Winter, died in Kockport (October 21, 
1869; Clara J. is the wife of (ieorge Hardy; 
Warren D. married Maria Biddolph; Ells C. 
married Etta Ilayner; Alpheus J. married Anna 
itayner. Mrs. Herri ngtoii passed to the life 
eternal .\i)ril lo, 18'Jl, her death being sin- 
cerely mourned liy a large circle of apjn-eciative 
friends, aside from the members of tiie alllicted 
family. She was a devoted member of the i!a|)- 
tist Church, of which her husbaiuJ has ever been 
a liiieral supporter. 

In politics our snl)ject takes no active part, 
though he is thoroughly enlisted witli the Re- 
publican party, of wliicli he has been a member 
since the time of its orirani/.ation. 



ril MOS SPEIHiY, om> of tlie respected 
//A\ farmers of Dover township, (h.yaimga 
// *A county, Oliio, is a sou of [lioneers of this 
' place. His parents, Amos li. and Ruth 

(Smith) Speriy, both natives of Connecticut, 
were married and setth^d in Dover township at 
an early day. Here they spent the rest of their 
lives, and died, his deatii occurring Septemlter 
8, 185'J; hers, June 30, 1801. They had four 
children, namely: Aluier, who died in Wiscon- 
sin, July 27, 1857; Sheldon, who died in 
Illinois, SeptendK-r 11, 1S72; Kais, who is en- 
ga-e.l in farming in Nebraska; and Am,,s, the 
Mibjcel of Ibis s7.clrh, and Ihc only member of 
the family now in Cuyahoga county. 



Amos Sperry was born in the township in 
which he now lives, April 10, 1830, was reared 
to manhood hei'e, and here, with the exce|)tion of 
four yctars spent in Wisconsin, he lias resided all 
his life. Reared to farm life, he has continued 
in this occupation, and is the owner of 181 
acres of fine fai'ming laml, well improved, ami 
under a high state of cultivation. 

JMr. Sperry was married in Sandusky, Huron 
county, ()hio, Eeljruary 23, 1859, to Miss 
Rachel Noble, who was born in England, May 
4, 1832. Tlieir five children are as follows: 
Eliza P., wife of Jabez Mitchell; Annie M., 
wife of Alva Tanner; Augusta, wife of Frank 
Laughlin; Sherman A., and Alfred. 

All hi.s life, Mr. Spc^rry has taken a com- 
mendable intei-est in public alfairs. May 2, 
1SG4, he enlisted in (Jompany 1, <Jne Hundred 
and Fiftieth Ohio National Guards, and served 



OIK! hundred days. 1 
i'ost. No. 031, G. A. 
I. O. O. F. 



a mend)er of Olmsted 
and of Dov(!r Lodge, 



yil^IlddAM HIDDULIMI, Justice of the 
\//\// i'^"'^^' '''-"■ '^"^'"2'' township, Cuyahoga 
¥i Ml county, Ohio, was born in Brooklyn 
township, this county, December 24, 1848. 
His parents, Jolin and Christina (Illeichert) 
liitldulph, were born in England and Gernniny, 
respc!cti\ely, and aft(^r tluur marriage settled in 
P.rooklyn township, this county. While they 
did not remain long in that township, they con- 
tinued to reside in (Juyahoga county. She is 
still living here. He died in the village of 
Brooklyn, Decendier 31, 1890. They had five 
children, of whom William is the eldest. 

William iliddulph remained under the par- 
ental roof until his nuirriagc, idW.r which ho 
settled in Olmsted township, Cuyahoga county, 
a year later removed to Brooklyn township, 
and after resi<ling tluM-e a year located in Cleve- 
land, wliei'(! he spent three years engaged in 
teaming, Then followed three years in i!ro<d<- 
lyii, this county, during which time he was 



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engaged cliiefly in the same business. In the 
sprino; of 18S0, he settled in Dover towiLship, 
and iiore lie lias Biiice given Iiis attention e\- 
clusivc^iy to I'lirming. lie owns su\cnly-two 
aei-es of land. 

Mr. IJiddiilph was iiiarried in IJerea, Oliio, 
March 20, 1S72, to Miss Tliirza lliihhard, who 
was horn in Ohnstod township, Cnyaliofra 
county, Ohio, Januai-y 1, 1850, daughter of 
Mark and Maria (Minard) Uuhhard, natives 
respectively of England and Canadii. They 
were among the early settlers of Olmsted town- 
ship, where he died December 27, 18'J2, and 
where she is still living. They had live chil- 
dren, Mrs. Biddulph being the fourth born. Mr. 
and Mrs. Bidduiph are the parents of four 
children: John, Frank, Neva and Kalpli. Mrs. 
Thirza 13iddnlph died December 14, IHUB. 

Politically, .Mr. liidduljih votes with the Jie- 
pnblican party, and takes an active interest in 
local aliaire. ]Ie was elected Justice of the 



Teace in 1888. Frater 
with the I. O. O. F. 



ho is identified 



[rV ALPII A. JAMES. —The early history 
^^ of the New England States develops the 
fact that the James family was one of 
much prominence, its representative 
members having been conspicuous for their high 
attainments, their social position and their 
power as factors in various governmental func- 
tions. Of the New York branch of this family 
the subject of this review is evidently a de- 
scendant, and as a I'epresentative resident of 
Parma townshiji, where his entire life has been 
passed, it is most congruous that he be ac- 
corded particular attention in this connection. 
He is a son of the late ]\[atthew James, who, 
with his family, emigi-ated to Ohio from Staten 
Island, New York, in the spring of 1841. The 
maiden name of our subject's mother was Mai-y 
Moles. After reaching Ohio the ])areuts settled 
in Parma tciwuehip, (!uyahtiga ccninfy, where; 
they passed the remainder of Iheir lives, de- 



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a fine farm and gaining the highest 
of resjji^ct and esteem in the com- 
1 which thciy wore permitted to attain 
ble age, the demise of the father oc- 
curring April 2N, l.S7rj, and that of the nmlliei-, 
November 1;J, 1877. They had a family of ten 
children, si.x sons and four daughtesrs, of whom 
tlie subject of this sketch was the youngest. 

lialpli A. James was born on Staten Island, 
New York, April 12, 1841, and was but three 
months of age when his {)arents started on their 
long and weary journey to Ohio, lie grew to 
manhood on the old farm in Parma township, 
and to farming ojterations his time has been de- 
voted from his youth up. During the progress 
of the late civil war he was for several months 
in the employ of the Government as a mechanic. 

Mr. James was married December 13, 1877, 
to Miss Carrie Bidduiph, who was born in 
Cleveland, Ohio, January 3, 1856. They have 
four children, Addie C, Ualj.h A., Neva L., and 
Oliver J. James. 

The fine farm owned by Mr. James comprises 
100 acres of most fertile and desirable land, the 
same being under a high state of cultivation 
and supplied with convenient and substantial 
buildings. The present handsome residence 
was Iniilt to replace the one wliicii was destroyed 
l)y fire March 31, 1890, entailing a loss of 
several thousand dollars. 

In his political proclivities Mr. James is a 
staunch Pepublican, and in local affairs of a 
p)olitical and general public nature ho has been 
closely identified with the progressive element, 
having been called upon to .serve as Trustee and 
to hold other township offices of importance. 
Possessed of excellent executive ability and 
manifesting the closest fidelity to all trusts im- 
posed, it is needless to say that he has pi-oved a 
pop 
acted. 

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luiinjr (lovoted to its caiiso and to tliat ul' tlu^ 
c'.liurcli at larnc. 

A man oT niiicli diswrnincnt and ai)ility,, 
Btrong in his n^etitiido uf cliai-actur, K.-nial and 
conileoiiH In ids intcivoni-sc witli iiis I'ldluw- 
nion, it, is Imt natuial that lie enjoys a dis- 
tinctive i-t!sj)ec,t and |)(.)|inlarity in tlie coiu- 
ninidly wliere lie lives. 



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M. I'AIlUiSll, Steward at the Cleveland 
State Hospital, is a native sun of tlie 
Kiirk.ye State, lieiiin; honi at Coluinluis 
(irove, .lime C. IS 10. Si.\teeii years l.e- 
fore thi.- dati', hi., lather, (leorm; I'arrish, ea^t 
hi., fortniirs with the inoneer.. of rutiiam 
c.unfy, amono uh,>m were a c.Mi.Mderahle imm- 
!„.r oi- iiidiim.. He select..'.! a farm near th.^ 
(irove, opened it iip, impi'ove.l it, and when age 
and its attendant iniiriiiities overtook him and 
his faithliil eompaiiion they retired to the vil- 
lage, content to spend their few remaining 
years free iVoni business and at rest. 

George Parrish was l)(.irn in Virginia in 1818. 
His ancestors wei-e of l-'reneh origin, who fell 
out of till' ranks of the Uevolutionnry armies, 
and li.^came settlers, and conse.juently are un- 
numbered among the lirst families of the Old 
Dominion State. Among this band of har.ly 
!''i'.^nclimen, was a Parrish, the paternal ancestor 
of our subject. One of his descendants, jirob- 
ably ason,John Parrish, served under General 
Hull in the war of 1812, and was surrendered 
by that cowardly ofKcer, with his whole army at 
Detroit. When the war closed this sturdy 
patriot returned to Virginia, and there pursued 
his favoi-ite vocation, that of farming. He 
married a .Miss Prown wdiile at home on a fur- 



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the 



Py this union tweh'c 



children, eight sons and four .laughters, were 
born, (ieori^e, our subject's father, Iteing the 
eldest. 



George Parrisli manded, in I'utnam county, 
Miss Parbara Moneysmith, a daughter of 
Samuel Moneysniitli, of (u'rman origin, who 
(/ame from Penn.'^ylvania to Ohio. Their chil- 
.Ireii were: D. P., d.rease.l, wlu. was in the 
Kourteonth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was 
the (d.^venth man disable.l while su|iporting the 
colors at Chi.diamanga, dying from the .dfec.ts u\ 
his injuries in IHIJC; Wi^lliam P., killed at the 
se.a.nd battle of Corinth; A. M.; and Mrs. 
P. P. lielpman .d' Deliance, Ohio. 

A. J\I. Parrish was kept at farm work until 
he was fourteen years of age, when he acted on 
the advice of Horace Greeley, and went West, 
spending one summer on the plains. In 1869, 
iMr. Parrish engaged in the boot and shoe biisi- 
at Kansas City, Missouri, the style of tiie firm 
being A. ,]. Noi'iiian tV; Company. This firm 
existed until 1873, when Mr. i'arrish retire.l 
and became a eommercial traveler, with heail- 
.piartei-s at P.u-hester, New York, his iioiisc 
being Pehn i*c \'onng, nuinufacturers of boots 
anil shoes. His wanderings as a " Knight of 
the Grip " covered a period of eleven years, ex- 
tending over Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Mis- 
souri. Pebruary 1, 1884, he resigned Ids posi- 
tion, and was married on the Gtli of the following 
mouth to Mrs. Malinda Conelly, of Wooster, 
Ohio, the builder and propriet.ir of the Aridu^^ 
House, tlie lea.ling hotel of the city. Mr. Par- 
rish, as a natural consequence of the mari-iage, 
became a partner in the management of this 
popular resort, and by reason of his genial and 
affable nature, and his e.\tensi\'e acrpiaintance 
among commercial men, he was a most valuable 
ac.piisition to it. December 1, 1881), Mr. and 
Mrs. I'ari'ish decided to retire from active busi- 
ness, and live in the enjoyment of their years of 
rewarded labor. June 1, 1892, Mr. Parrish- 
aceepteil his present position, merely as an op- 
jiort unity for engaging something to absorb 
attention from passing time. 

Politically, Mr. Parrish is a Ilepublican, and 
was presi.lent of tlie Wooster Council four years. 
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CUTAUOGA COUNTY. 



mandery, and was in a measure ivsj)oiisible fur 
tlie estiiblisliing of a Coniinandery at Wuoster. 
lie has one cliild, the datiglitcr of a former 
wife, who is married to ]\rr. E. Tiiomuii, and 
lives in Wo()^ter. Ohio. \\\ a former liiis.baiid, 
the present Mrs. i'arrish liad one sun, Areher 
Cunelly, a very bright and promising boy who 
livt'ij t(j tile age of si.xteen years, and after wiiom 
tlie Arclier House was named by jiis motlier. 



/^/K()R(iK AUGUST TIXNEUM AN, pro- 
I J/ prietor of t!ie 'i'innerman Steel llange 
S;^ Company, ami one of the rej)resentative 
'^ business men of the AVest Kide, Cleve- 
land, was born in (.ermany April 10, 1845. 
He is the son of Jlenry V. and Sophia (Uryer) 
Tinncrinan, both natives of I'rnssia. The Tin- 
nerman family eame to the United States in 
1S17, lirst h.catinn on a farm in (;nyaiK.>i;a 
county, Ohio, at Roekport, now known as Linn- 
dale. Three years later they removed to Ohio 
City, now the West Side, and Henry Tinnerman 
opened a blacksmith and wagon shop on tlie 
corner of Lorain and Fulton streets, which in 
all probal)ility was tlie first one on the AV^est 
Side. He continued in the business until about 
185S, when he purchased a farm at llockport, 
and returned to that locality with his family. 
About 1860 or 1861 he returned to the city, 
where lie resided until his death in 1880, at the 
advanced age of over eighty-three years. His 
wife died in 1888, at the age of sixty-eight years. 
They were members of the First (ierman lie- 
formed Church. Two sons were born, — Oeorge 
August, and his younger brothei-, Henry, who 
is a resident of Cleveland. 

Mr. Tinnerman was reared in (Jloveland. His 
first public schooling was received in tlu^ old 
school on I'enn strciet, corner of f-orain. I'Vil- 
lowing that he attended tli(. lli<'ks Strei-t 
school. When sixteen years of age he began tu 
learn tin; tinner's trade, and, after serving about 

until 18(i7, when he en-a.r,..! in biiMne.ss lur 



himself at his present place, on Lorain street, 
C(jrner of Fulton. In 1885 he began, on a small 
scale, the manufacture of steel ranges, manufac- 
turing one of his o\vn patent, known as the 
"Ohi,, Steel Range." His business has ini- 
pro\'ed and expanded from year to year until it 
has reached a moht gratifying and successful 
jiuint. In 1887 he erected a large building, 
70 .\ 125 feet, three floors, situated at Nos. 11 
to 21 AVillett street. He was one of the incor- 
porators of the Lorain Street Savings Rank, of 
which he is second vice-president. 

]\lr. Tinnerman was nmrri(;d in January, 
1868, to Caroline Ruley, who was born in Cleve- 
land. To this union si.x children have been 
born, four of whom are living, namely: Emma, 
Fiank, Albert and Lillian. Mr. Tinnerman and 
family are members of the First Reformed 
Church. Ill iiolitics Mr. Tinnerman is a Re- 
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ACORSCHAAF, a well-known farmer of 



K || Farina township, Cuyahoga county, Ohio- 
^f^ was born in IJrooklyn township, this coun- 
ty, November 4, 1841, son of Conrad and Phil- 
lepina (Schwind) Schaaf and brother of Michael 
Scliaaf, the latter a resident of Middleburg town- 
ship. Jacob is one of the younger members of 
his father's family. Ho was reared in his na- 
tive township, and resided there until 1876. 
That year he settled in Parma township, and 
here he has since resided, having all lii.s life de- 
voted his energies to agricultural pursuits and 
having improved a fine farm. He has erected a 
tine modern residence, one of the most attractive 
ones in the \icinity. Recently, however, he has 
practically retired from the active duties of the 



]\[r. Schaaf was ii 
October 28, 18(58, 



arried 
to Mi 



Farma township, 
Louisa M. Hen, 



dive of this township, born January 



18 17,. 



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niotlier May 9, 1823. The former passed away 
July 15, 18'J2. Tliey had eight ehihlren who 
reached adiill years, Louisa M. i.eino; the fourth 
h<.rii. Mr. alu! Mrs. Sciiaaf hav„ "m adopted 
soil, vVrtliur C.leinau. 

Mr. Sehaaf is a neiu'i-ous and iiuhlie-spirited 
man, ever taking ;i i;i)ninien(hdile interest in, and 
contributing iitiei-ally tii, any iiiuvement or enter- 



it has for 



ihieet th 



Ifare of his 



community, liis eounty or Ins country. For 
ele\-en years lie has ser\od as Township Trustee. 
Moth ho and liis wife are memliers of the Pres- 
hyterian (Miurcii at South lirooklyn. 



D.VM .M. W.VCAK, the suhjeet of this 
>keteh, wa. horn at {''arniington, ( )ntario 
. eounty, New York, I'ehrurry 25, ISlS, 
the elde,-t ehild of .Mars aiid Keturah 
(.Miller) Wagar, natives of New York and Xew 
.Icrsey respeeti\i(ly. In 1818 the parents emi- 
grated to Cleveland, Ohio, and with courage and 
bravery took up their life upon the frontier. 
After living in diiferent localities about two 
years, they settled in East Kockport, now Lake- 
wood, where the family has remained ever since. 
The father died in 1841, aged fifty years; the 
mother survived until ls79, when she passed 
away at the advanced age of eightv--ix ve.ivs. 
They reared a family of =ix cliiMrcn: Adam 
M., the subject of thi^ notice; I-rael L).; Albert, 
deceased in IMjI; Matilda, the wife of Henry 
Wade, died in Canal Dover in 1^4S-. Franei's 
IL, whose hi-tory will be found on another 
page of this volume: and Anna IL. wife of A. 
AV. Brown, who died at Likewood hamlet in 
September, l^•"ll>. 

Adam M. Wui:ar ^n-ew to manhood in 11. .ok- 
port town^llip, Cuyahoga county, he aci^uired 
a practical education 'in the primitive log 
schoolho\ise of the dir-trict. and received a 
training no le.-< i>ractical in tiie art of husbaml- 
r\. He ha- devoted his mature years to aori- ' woodl. 
.mltural pur-uits and has ,net with the Micev.-, | the di. 
that invariably erowiis nnlirino ,.|lort. lie 1 lidenc^i 



owns a valuable tract of laud, 170 acres, in the 
suburbs of Cleveland, where the family resi- 
dence, a handsome place, is situated at tile cor- 
ner of West Madison and iliUiard avenues, 
Lakewood. 

His marriage to Miss Margaret Kyle occurred 
at Steiibenville, Ohio, Marcii 9, 1848. Mrs. 
Wagar is a native of Scotland, born at Kilbride, 
July 25, 1818, and came to America in 1843. 
Her parents were Andrew and IJarbara (Morri- 
son) Kyle. Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Wagar's family 
consisted of Anna M., j\[alantlioii, Irwin, Min- 
erva, Carrie, iVettie and Stella. Malaiitlion and 
Irwin died in childhood; Stella A., the wife of 
John ]\L Bachert, died in Cleveland, in Febru- 
ary, 1893: she was the mother of two children. 
Earl and IMargaret; and Nettie, the wife of Ar- 
thur li. Bailey, has one child, Morrison AVagar. 
The family is prominently identified with the 
Xew Jerusalem (Swedenborgian) Church, to 
whose support they contribute most generously 
of their time and means. 

Mr. Wagar began life as a schoolteacher. 
Perhaps the most valuable efforts he has made 
have been in behalf of education for the masses. 
Realizing the increasing demands that were be- 
ing made upon the coming generation, he has 
strongly favored elevation of the standard, and 
has encouraged every advance movement that 
has been made in intellectual circles. For eight 
years he was Seho.j! Treasurer, atui daring this 
time gave s[>ecial attention to the subject ot 
educatir.n in all its phages. 

Adlierino- to the principles of the Deino- 
eratic partv. Mr. AVagar has taken an active in- 
terest in local politics, and has been called to 
>erve in various offices of trust and responsibii- 
j ity. He has been Justice of the Peace for four 
terms, or twelve years, an.l diirin^j tive years 
was a member of the Township Board of Trus- 
tees. F\ir an e]uai (-terioil of time lie held the 
I otlice of Township Clerk, and for several years 
he wa< the Po?tina-ter of Fast Kockport (Lake- 



it, faithful and indefa 
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CUYAHUQA OOUNTT. 



A man of ability aud deep integrity, lie lias 
made an indelible inipress upon the history of 
the commnnity with which he has been so 
closely identihed, an iiiipi'ess which is alike a 
credit to his ancestoi-s and a precious legacy to 
his prosperity. 



BAltTIl OLOM EAV STOC K ER.— The sub- 
ject of this sketcli has had a somewhat 
' varied experience, and to enter into the 

minutiie of his life history would render interest- 
ing results, his experience having been quite 
outside the ordinary and prosaic lines. We are 
permitted, however, to merely touch upoTi the 
tnore salient points in biography within the 
coufities of a work of this sort and in the case at 
hand no exception can consistently be made, no 
matter how strong the inclination. Mr.Stocker 
stands to-day as one of the substantial and pros- 
perous farmers of Rockport Hamlet, a man re- 
spected and esteemed in the community, whcie 
he has resided for so many years. 

Our subject was born in Switzerland, Janu- 
ary 2, 1833, and in his native land he passed 
the first nineteen years of liis life, having de- 
voted his youthful years to the dairying busi- 
ness, in which line of occupation he has con- 
tinued, with certain intermissions, until the 
present time. A young man of much vitality 
and ambition, he early became imbned with a 
spirit of adventure, — a spirit tempered, how- 
ever, with excellent judgment. In 1852 the 
young man left home and friends and set boldly 
forth to try his fortunes in the New World. 
Upon his arrival in America he proceeded at 
once to Ohio, remaining for one year in Colum- 
biana county, and then came to Cuyahoga county, 
locating at Brooklyn, whei-e he was employed in 
the dairy business for-twn and one-half years. 
Still looking for new fields of exjierience and 
adventure, he then went to the State of Michi- 
gan, whei-(i he i'oiuid cinployiiKint on a farm for 
a period of about eight mouths. After this 



bad eh 



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Wisconsin, working in the pineries for about 
oneinonth, and then engaging in the somewhat 
hazardous business of rafting logs an<l lumber 
on the Mississippi river. In this occupation 
and in steainboating he found employment un- 
til the outbreak of the civil war, when with a 
true loyalty for his adopted country, he enlisted 
for service at St. Louis, Missouri, as a member 
of the Third Missouri Regiment of Volunteer 
Infantry. He remained in the ranks until his 
three months' term of enlistment had expired, 
when he again enlisted in a company of Mis- 
souri cavali'y, but was ti'ansferied a month later 
to the gunboat Pittsburg, which was in service 
on the Mississippi river. On this boat he 
served for one year, after which he was honor- 
al)ly discharged. 

I [is war experience ended he returned to 
Cuyahoga county and turned his attention once 
more to peaceful occupations, being employed 
at dairy work in Brooklyn for about two and 
one- half years. He then effected the purchase 
of the farm where he now lives, in Rockport 
Hamlet. Under his careful supervision the 
place has been brought into a high state of cul- 
tivation, while convenient and substantial build- 
ings have been erected, the appearance of the 
farm betokening thrift and prosperity on the 
part of the proprietor. The farm comprises 
forty-nine acres and very naturally Mr. Stocker 
devotes the major portion of his time and atten- 
tion to that business with whose details he is 
thoroughly familiar and for whose successful 
conducting no man could he better qualified, 
namely dairying. 

Mr. Stocker's marriage was consummated on 
on the 10th of May,v.l8G6, in Brooklyn town- 
ship, Cuyahoga county, when he was united to 
Miss Mary Krumweide, a native of Hanover, 
(iermany, where she was born March 21, 1S48, 
They have ten children, as follows: William, 
born August G, 1807, and married Sarah Feuch- 
ter; Lizzie A., born May I'J, 180!), is the wife 
of (!hristoj)licr Nyland; Sai-aii A., born October 
10, 1S70; Mary J., March 10, IK72; Emma M., 
December 5, 1S7;J; iMank L., July 2U, 1^75; 



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Rosa M., August 21, 1879; Lillie K., August 8, 
1S81; Samuel E., February 11, ISSG; and Alice 
B, July 22, ISSS. 

]\[r. ;iu(l ^^^s. Stocker ace prominently iden- 
tilied M-ith the German Metliodist (Uiurcli, of 
wliicii they are zealous members and liberal 
supporters. 



FJ P. SlUrMAKER, superintendent of tlie 
public schools at Cliagrin Falls, Ohio, is 
-^ a native of this State, born near Gallon, 
Crawford county, December 20, 1S58. His 
father, Jose]ili 11. Shumaker, was born in ISU, 
in Berks county, Pennsylvania, one of a family 
of four sons and three daughters of John and 
Catharine Shumaker. He married Susan 
Walton, a daiif^'htcr of James and Catharine 
Walton, October 17, 18;-j(i; Susan Walton was 
born in 1818, in Lycoming county, Pennsyl- 
vania, one of a family of three sons and four 
daughters. 'J'licy removed to I'^airtield county, 
Ohio, in October, 18-11, and in September, 1S58, 
they went to reside on a farm near Gallon. Ten 
children were borii to them, four sons and six 
daucrliters, and nine still survive. Tiie father 
was a shoemaker by trade, and followed this 
calling in Ilarrisburg, Pennsylvania, for a 
number of years; he died in 1880. The mother, 
who is still living, a i-esident of Gallon, Craw- 
ford county, Ohio, was reai-ed a member of the 
Society of Friends. Tlie youngest of the family 
is the subject of this sketcli. He received a 
fair education in the district schools and con- 
tinued liis studies at Mount Union (yollege. 
Alliance, Ohio, where he was graduated with 
honors in 18.SG. 

At the early age of seventeen years he began 
teaching, and after finishing his course at 
Mount Union College,^ took charge of the 
Mount Union public schools. There he did 
most efficient work for two years, and at the end 
of that time was invited lo take the position of 
superinten<lent of the Chagrin I'^alis public 
sciiuols. Tiic altundanc(^ of tiiese schools num- 



bers iOO puj)ils, and lifty-thi'ee have been 
graduated under Mr. Shumaker. Under his ,;. 
managtniient the schools have been carefully (', 
graded and the standard materially elevated. 
Years of serious and unremitting labor have 
given him a place in the front raidvS of the ad- 
vanctal educators of the State. 

Although devoted to his jirofession our sub- 
ject finds time for other associations; he is a ,_ 
member of Golden Gate Lodge, No. 245, F. & , ,i 
A. M., of Chagrin Falls Ciuipter, No. 152, R. 
A. ]\I., and of the I. O. O. F., Lodge No. 290. 
He is an active worker in the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church, and has done most excellent .ser- •, 
vice for six years as superintendent of the 
Sabbath-school. In 1886 Mr. Shumaker re- 
ceived a Life High School State Teachers' 
Cei-tificate. He is president of the Cuyahoga 
County Teaciiers' Institute, in which organization 
his excellent judgment and wide expcricmce are i 
invaluable. 

Air. Shumaker was united in marriage June , 
18, 1889, at Alliance, Ohio, to Miss Maggie .,. 
Atwell, a daughter of John Atwell, deceased, ,;^ 
who was one of the most prominent members of j^. 
banking circles in the State. Two children have ,/ 
been born to Mr. and ]\lrs. Shumaker: Howard 
Atwell, born October 23, 1890, died October 
17, 1891; and Grace Marie, born September 2i3, 
1892. 



\/l[AIlTIN L. HULL, who has been a res- ,<; 

/'jl ident of Cleveland since 1859, is one of .-. 

ii the oldest citizens. On ids first coming ,,. 
here he engaged in truck gardening 

and the raising of fruits, buying eleven acres >. 

of land in the vicinity known at that time as ^y 

Doan's Corners, which was afterward incorpor- r 

ated as East Cleveland, and still later taken into , 

the Cleveland corporation. The value of Mr. „ 

Hull's eleven acres had so increased up to 1870 ,. 

that in that year he divided it into allotments j^ 

of one acre each: nine acres lu! sold at $1,200 ,. 

each; two acres and the dwcdling house ho ro- j 

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About this time l\Ii-. Hull enil.aiked in tlio 
giisulino business. Iji'iiii^ soniowhat of ii "geii- 
ius" iiu iineiitei! :i gasoliiiu buincr for lieatiiio- 
]iui|...M's; but, llol brill- a pra.'ti.'al liKvliairu', 
bo oin|,b,yo.l one ('. II. I'lontb'O, n UKU'li i iiist 
who iia.l a sliop iioaf his olli.;o, ami ho and Mr. 
Hull put the iiivoiition into practical use; and 
thus was made the first gasoline stove, in lS7)i. 
Mr. I'i'ontico was a poor man, and during the 
time of e\|)criinent in developing the stove Mr. 
Hull supported him and furnished material for 
the experiments. When a patent for this stove, 
was sought Mr. I^rentice showed his ingratitude 
by inducing ]\[r. Hull to allow him, inasmuch 
as he knew how to proceed, to make application 
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tee! Ile.M-c the Hull 
since become famous, 
the " Prentice '" patent. The same year, how- 
ever, ]\[r. Hull purchased ]\Ir. Prentice's inter- 
est, for !?500, went to IS'^ew York and ordered 
2,000 stove burners. Returning home, he 
manufactured and sold his invention alone up 
to ls7U, in which year a stock company was or- 
ganized, umler the firm name of "The Hull 
Vapor Stove Company," with D. A. Dangler 
as general manger, M. P. Clark president, and 
ilr. Hull as mechanical superintendent. With- 
in eighteen months $0,000 was declared in div- 
idends, but liow those dividends should be dis- 
tributed am()ng the stockholders liecame a seri- 
(jus (piestion, and the disj)ute ai-ising therefrom 
causeil tht! dissolution of the company. Then 
a new company was formed, with the same name, 
with ]\[r. Hull as owner of one quarter of the 
stock; but this company was not successful, and 
in 1880 Mr. Hull sold his interest. Since then 
he has continued al.me in tlie manufacture of 
gasoline stoves ami other kinds of gasoline 
goo<ls, with success. 

i\Ir. Hull was born in the town of l.ititz, 
liancaster county, Pennsylvania, danuai-y 2."J, 
1823, a son of 'l)nnicl Hull, who spelled his 
name Holl, and who was Imuni in Pennsylvania 
in IT'.)."), of Swiss ancestry. Th.^ lirsl '.d' the 



family came to America in 1734: and settled in 
Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. Our subject's 
nnjtber's name before marriage was J>arbara 
Keib, and she also was Ikhii in the Iveystonc 
State, in 1803, of (ierman ancestors. In 1832 
]\lr. Hull's [)arcnt8 removed to Stark county, 
Ohio, settling on a farm, where their son, our 
subject, grew to nnvnhood. The father died in 
1871, and the mother in 1881, both living to a 
ripe old age, highly respected as good citizens. 
At the age of twenty-one Mr. Hull, wdiose 



ame heads this sketch 



3ft 



and attended an academy in his nati\'e town. 
Returning to Ohio, he was for a few years en- 
gaged in teaching school. J.ater he became a 
clerk in a general store at Uniontown, Stark 
county, and then partner in the store until he 
came to Cleveland. 

His first trip to this city, in 1810, was at- 
tended by an interesting experience. He came 
here accompanied by a neighbor's son, on horse- 
back, the journey re(|uiring about all of day- 
light for one day. On arriving here they beiran 
to look for a swinging signboard with the pic- 
ture of George Washington upon it, or that of 
Thomas Jefferson, with the word " tavern;" but, 
failing to find sueli a signboard, they finally 
arrived at the east side of the square, where now 
stands the post office. They had got through the 
town, was and the land covered with timber and 
hazel brush. I^feeting a man, they imjuired of 
him where they could find a tavern. He pointed 
to one, which stood whei'e ikjw stands the I'or- 
est City House. Here they secured lodging for 
themselves and stabling for their horses. 

As their trip was made purely for the pur- 
pose of sight-seeing, the ncKt morning they 
stai'ted out to see the town, first goimr, however 
to the lake to see that broad expan.^e of water 
and the boats landed thei-e and in motion. Then 
they went all around town, finishing the tour 
by two o'clock in the afternoon, having seen 
about "all that there was worth seeing." They 
left for their homes, filk^d with j)ride, and 
thoughts how they would mak(! IIk; oIIici' boys 
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Clevt-laiid on that '.cfa^iMn. It tlcii titt-Vjiiei 
IVoni the equui-e out on Kiicli'l avenue to Ka^t 
Clovol;uui, !uul on it ^ton^■ \va> tr;in.-forroa from 
tlio (luiirrics at thr latter phioe; passoiijirrs were 
also carrioil. Tlie track eoiiKihtt-d of woodou 
rails overhtid witli straji iron. 

Mr. ]Iull has ever been an honored resident 
of Cleveland, successl'nl in husinoss. lie has 
never sought political prefernient, but in poli- 
tics was originally a Whig, and since early day 
a steadfast Republican, lie is now living with 
his fourth wife, yied Jennie Johnson, whom he 
married in 18110. llis iirst wife was Matilda 
Hoover, a daughter of Jacob Hoover, an old 
eettler of Buffalo, New York. Her he married 
in 1847, and they had two sons — Arlington and 
Fillmore. She died in 1851, and in 1852 Mr. 
Hull married Mrs. ]\rary Bowers, and by this 
marriage there were three daughters: Ida, Clar- 
rie and Minnie. Tliis Mrs. Hull died in 1S09, and 
in 1871 Mr. Hull married Mrs. Sarah Greeves, 
but this marriage was not a fortunate one, atid 
after living together nine years it was agreed 
between them that she join her children in 
l^Iissouri. Mr. Hull's tirescnt wife is an excel- 



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Kr\ ODALrilUS EDWAKDS, deceased, was 
K^ a son of Ilodaliihus and Anna Edwards, 
Jl ^ the latter a native of Erie, Pennsylvania. 
'^' liodalphus Edwards, Sr., was a member 

of the surveying ]iai-ty in the AVestern Keservo 
in 1798. In that year he arrived in Cleveland, 
in company with Nathaniel Dan, his wife, one 
son and three daughters; Samuel Dodge, father 
of the late Henry Dodge; Nathan Chapman; 
Stenlien (iilbert and Joseph Sandon. The eleven 



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wiik-ij it ".\.a^ d.:.'_aieJ bv orir -.ibject. Dr.rhig 
llis tirst year in Cleveland. liodalpbus Edwards, 
Sr.. built a log cal'in at tlie fivl of Superior 
rtrcel, but on account of malaria at the month - 
of the CJuyahoga he moved after about two years, of 
with three otlier families, to the high lands 
running from Hoan's Corners to Newburg. He 
was a man of a high order of intelligence and 
good judgment, and was very useful in the early 
tlajs of the lieserve. Mr. Edwards was chair- 
man of the tirst town meeting held in Cleve- 
land, April 5, 1802, at the house of James 
Ivingsbury. 

liodalphvis Edwards came to this State from 
Chenango county, New A'ork, but the family is 
of Connecticut origin, the grandfather of our 
subject, Adonijali Edwards, liaving been born 
in Tolland county, that State, in 1780. He 
afterward came to Cleveland, Ohio, and died at 
the home of his son, in 1831, at the age of 
ninety-two years. He was a soldier in the 
Revolutionary war, under Cieneral Stark, who, 
as he drew up his forces to attack Burgoyiie, 
said to his men: "Fellow soldiers, there is tlie 
enemy. If we do not take them Molly Stark 
will he a widow to-night." Rodaiphus Edwards, 
Sr., heard from tlie lips of liis father, Adunijah, , . 
much of the history of that great war for the 
independence of this country. In memory of 
the o-allant and brave general under whom his 
father served, lie named his eldest son Stark, 
who was born December G, 1808, and died June . 
10, 1877. His second son, Rodaiphus, Jr., was 
born July 15, 18LS. A daughter, Sally, mar- 
ried Patrick Tiiomas, a son of William Thomas, 
who was an uncle of Major-(ieneral (ieorge II. 
Thomas. 

The l«rancli of the Edwards family from 
whicli our stibject descended was one of con- 
siderable prominence in (!onnecticut, and gave 
lo that State and cinmtry many distinguished 7-. 

n. Among them may Im, Uicnl ioncd J<w,;,li,aii, T.- 

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wiiril bocaiiio TiX'sideiit of -Nassau Ilall College, 
and is nientionod as one of the most celelirated 
orthodox divines in New England. His son, 
Jonatiian, was President of Union College at 
Sciiencctiidy, and was noted for great reasoning- 



power and sli-englh id' mind. 

KodMlphiis KdwurdB, Jr., was a inenilier of 
the \'M-\y Si'ttlers' Association, and took great 
satisfaction in talking about the early days of 
Cleveland. He was well known in the eastern 
part of the city, and had the resj)ect and esteem 
of tlie coniinnnity through a long and active life. 
His father bouglit a ti'act of land on what is now 
known as Woodland Hills, where he conducted 
a hotel for many years. A large part of the 
property still remains in the possession of the 
family, and there the subject of this memoir 
died, August 21, 1890, at tlie age of seventy- 
two years. 



DR. WILL. n. WIIITSLAR, a dentist of 
I Cleveland, having an ofHce in Eoom 26, 
— - lienediet J^uilding, was born in Youngs- 
town, Ohio, June 14, 1S62. Ilis parents are 
J)r. F. S. and Matilda (Fox) Wliitslar, natives 
respectively of I'ennsylvania and Maryland. 
Tlie father is one of the oldest dental practition- 
ers of "^'oungstown, where he is well and favor- 
ably known, lie is highly respected by his 
brethren in the ])rofession, and enjoys the con- 
lidcnce of the entire community. He has 
reached the age of seventy years, and his wife is 
sixty-iive years of age. Dr. and Mrs. Whitslar 
have three children,— Allie, wife of II. J. Can-, 
of Chicago; W. II., the subject of this sketch; 
and Grant S., general passenger agent for the 
(iraham & Morton Transportation Conijiany, 
and a lesident of Chicago. 

W. H. Whitslar received ins education in 
Yonngstown. He studied dentistry first under 
ilis father, afterward, in 1SS5, graduated in the 
University of Michigan, at y\nii Arbor, and in 
the following year received the degree iA M. I). 
in tlie liii.li Medical C.lletre of Chica-n. From 



1886 to 18'J1 he fo 



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ractice of den- 



tistry in Youngstown, and since the latter year 
has been a continuous practitioner of Cleveland. 
After coming to this city, Dr. Whitslar organ- 
ized the Dental Department of the Homeo- 
pathic Hospital College, ill which he held the 
position ..f Dean om,' year. He also li(d<l the 
I'rofessorship of j'rinciples and I'ractico of 
Dental Surgery in that college. At the end of 
his term of service, the Doctor received a call to 
help organize the Dental Department of the 
Western Tveserve University, and accepted the 
position of Secretary of the Faculty, as well as 
the Professorship of Anatomy and Pathology. 
He is still holding both positions. He is also 
Pi'ofessor of the Operative Clinics of the same 
department in Western Reserve University. 
Dr. Whitslar is associate editor of the Dental 
Register, a monthly published in Cincinnati, 
and the second oldest dental journal now pub- 
lished. Socially, he is a member of the Ameri- 
can Dental Association, the Ohio State Dental 
Society, was President of the ISTorthern Ohio 
Dental Association during the past year, is now 
tilling that position in the Cleveland Dental 
Society, and was Secretary four years of the Ma- 
honing County Medical Society. In his various 
relations of professional life, he has always been 
the same earnest, upright, capable and courteous 
gentleman, winning and holding the confidence 
and esteem alike of all wlio know him. 

Dr. Whitslar was married June 27, 1888, to 
"Miss Nellie U. Chisnell, a native of Akron, 
Ohio. They have one child, Helen Alice. The 
Doctor is a member of the Euclid Avenue Dis- 
ciple Church. 



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October 11, 1839, in Hinckley, Medina county, 
Ohio, where also he was reared, engaged in 
agriculture with his father until he was seven- 
ti'cii years of age, when ho was apprenticed for 
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iiio- two years for liis hoard, lie followed his 
tratle in Medina county until 18G5, when he 
came to Berea, continuing in the same occupa- 
tion. About 1878 he engaged in the lunilier 
l>usiness, carrying on !>nildinn- in connection 
withit, till 1885, .^ince which time he has lieen 
engaged tiolely in tiic Innilier l)usine.-;s. in the 
fall of 1880 he formed a partner.<hip witli 
James Johnson and C. 0. llulet. They con- 
tinued together till 1891, since which time the 
business has been carried on by Holmes tt 
Johnson, ilr. W . T. Holmes being the senior 
partner. 

"Sir. Holmes was married in Hinckley, May 
1, 18(34, to A[iss Elizalieth Searles, who was 
l)orn in New York, coming when a child witli 
her parents to Medina county, where she was 
reared. j\Ir. and Mrs. Holmes have one child, 
Carrie M., who is the wife of Eugene Flint. 

Mr. Holmes has taken an active part in all 
local affairs, and has been a member of tlie I'e- 
rea Council for eight years, City Treasurer for 
five years, and a member of the Board of Health 
for several years. He has been connected with 
the Methodist Episcopal Church since his 
youth, and in all religious work he has taken a 
zealous and etiicient part. For several years he 
was snperint(uident of the Sunday-school and 
has held various important offices in thechurcii. 
Jle lias liad a part in all elforts for the good of 
the community in whicii he has resided so 
long. 



\\ ENllV W. MEliKICK, one of the 

II — j! S'Sntative farmers of Strongsville 
Jl -i ship, Cuyahoga county, Ohio, is a 
^ the late Edgar M. Merrick, of this 

shij), and was born here July 28, 1840. I 
township he was reared to mauhooil, an 
spent the wiiole of his life here. His chief o< 
tion has been that of farming. He own 
operates 107 acres of line land. To hii 
l<.ngs tlu- distinction of Iiaving run tli. 
8t(sini llu-eshing machine ever operated i 
section of tJie country. ,. , .,^. 



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;Mr. Merrick was n\arried in Brunswick, Me- 
dina county, Ohio, August 17, 18(37, to Miss 
Harriett 1). Judson, a native of tiiat county, 
born IVfarch 12, 1847, daughter of Charles and 
I'olly Ann (Sniford) Judson. Her mother is 
still a resident of J\Iodina county, but her father 
died in Iowa some years ago. Mr. and Mi-s. 
Mei'rick have two children: Lucy E., wife of 
W. F. Lyons, and C4eorge li. 

For twelve years Mr. Merrick has held the 
office of Justice of the Peace, and as Township 
Trustee he served one term. In all local af- 
fairs he takes a prominent and active part, his 
political affiliations being with the Democratic 
party. He is ranked with the leading men of 
the community in which he I'esides. 



TjOIlN HIRSllTS, a prominent cooper and 
J^ Ij a director and stockholder in the Broadway 
^^ Savings i*c Loan Company, Cleveland Ohio, 
was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, Sep- 
tember 29, 1843. He is a son of John Hirsius, 
who was a farmer in Eurojje, and in 185G took 
up his abode in Cuyahoga county, Ohio. Hero 
he remained a hard-working, honest citizen up 
to the timeof his death, which occurred in 1807, 
in the tifty-eighth year of his age. His other 
children are Jacob Hirsius, of Cleveland, and 
two daughtei'S in Gernuiny. 

The subject of our sketch crossed the Atlantic 
on the sailing vessel Olean frour Havre de Grace 
to New York, from which port they came direct 
to Cleveland. When he was si.xteen years old 
he becran to learn his trade under the instruc- 
tions of Feli.K Woldek, having for a brief period 
previously been a work hand on the farm of Mr. 
Shuman, near this city. In 1802, and before he 
had thoroughly mastered his trade, Mr. Hirsius 
enlisted his services in the Commissary Depart- 
ment of the Federal army. He was with the 
Ninth Army Corps foi- three and a half years, 
traversing Kentucky, Tcnncsseu and West Vir- 
ginia, and at the tiiiuiof l.oe's surn^nder was 
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Leaving tlie army in December, 1865, lie re- 
turned to Cleveland and re-engaged in the cooper 
business. He worked for wages until 1878, 
when he established himself ])ermanently in an 
indt'pendfiit liii^iiit'-s, Hiid since then has grown 
to \k- a (!(Mii|M'tit(>r of 11(1 small concern. Mr. 
llir.^ius also ojicratcH a dray line, engaged in 
traii8])orting the product of several (!lo\elaiid 
oil refineries to and from car tanks, enijiloy- 
ing about twenty teams. He is interested as 
a stockholder in other financial institutions, 
besides the Broadway and Woodhuul Avenue 
bauka, and is a member of the linance com- 
mittee of the first named. 

Mr. Hirsius was married in this city, in the 
fall of 1800, to Miss Caroline Meehl. Their 
children are: Caroline, Lizzie, AVilliani, Edward, 
Otto, Olga and Manda. They lost five children 
in childhood. 

Mr. Ilirsius was one of the organizers of the 
ILirnionic Society, and is an honorary member 
of the same. He has been a Mason since 18G9. 



IIOMAS WOOLDEIDGE, a farmer of 
Middleburg township, was born in Devon- 
shire, England, February 25, 1822, where 
'^ he grew to manhood and took up the busi- 
ness of farming. When he was twenty-live 
years old he left England and came to Amer- 
ica, settlincr first in Cleveland and then for a 
time in Eavenna, Ohio. After a lapse of five 
and a half years he returned to England, re- 
maining eighteen months, and while there, in 
February, 185-1, he was married to Mrs. Su- 
sanna Ceai-y, whose maiden name was West- 
lake. In the spring of 1854 he returned to 
America and lived in Cleveland about two 
years, and then bought a tract of land in Mid- 
dleburg townsiii]), where lie has since been a 
resident. Mrs. Susanna AVooldridge died _May 
y, 1891, aii-ed seventy years, one month and 
thirteen days. They had six chil.lrcn: Will- 
iam, who marjici iM ary A. i.uck; Edmund 11., 
who manic.l .\lnieda ( i ray ; Susanna A., the 



wife of J. M. Gray, Harlan, who died when 
sixteen months old; Harlan Edward, who mar- 
ried Rose A. J5ell; and John, who married 
Florence G. Gray. 

Mr. Wooldridgo is a member of the Method- 
ist I'^piscopal (Miurch, of which church his 
wife also was a menjbor. lie has held some of 
the minor ollices in the township. 

j\[r. Wooldridge owns seventy-five acres of 
land, upon which he has made imjjrovements. 



EDGAIl M. MERRICK, deceased, was for 
many years a well-known and highly re- 
1 spected citizen of Strongsville township, 

Cuyahoga county, Ohio. 

He was born at Sand Lake, New York, June 
23, 1800. In Sand Lake he spent the early 
part of his life, from there went to Buffalo and 
worked at the carpenter's trade, and several 
years later went to Mississippi, where he fol- 
lowed his trade for some five or si.x years. In 
the meantime his father, Justus Myrick, had 
moved from New York State to Cuyahoga 
county, Ohio, and had settled on a farm in 
Strongsville township. And here we pause to 
state that Edgar M. was the only one of that 
family who spelt his name Merrick. So when 
the subject of our sketch left Mississippi he 
came to Strongsville township, where his father 
had located. That was about 1810. Here ho 
purchased a tract of land and engaged in farm- 
ing operations in connection with his carpen- 
tering, and these occupations he followed dur- 
ino- the rest of his life, with the exception, how- 
ever, of his last few years, wdien lie was practi- 
cally retired. His death occurred September 
25,'l88U. 

September 23, 1839, Mr. IMerrick was mar- 
ried in Brunswick, jMeilina county, Ohio, to 
Miss Lucianna G. Whitman, who was born in 
East Haddam, Connecticut, October 19, 1817. 
Her parents, Ilcury and Harriett (Fhippony) 
Whiluian, cam.! fi'om iNew York State to jMe- 
dina county at an early day, and hei'c made their 



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home until the mother's death, in May, 1840. 
The lather tlieii returned to New England. His 
(leatli occurred in JJhode Ishind diirinir the lat- 



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hecanie the |iarents of two children, , I o.-e[)h K. 
and Henry AV. 

Politically, ^\v. Merrick actc<l with the 
Democratic party, and during iiis aclive life 
took a ih^ep inteiest in local allairs. For a 
number of years Jlr. Merrick has l)cun a mem- 
ber of the Congreo-ational Church. 



IfSllAEL D. WAGAK, son of Mars and 
Keturah Wagar, was born February 21, 
J 1820, in Avon, then called Troy, Lorain 
county, Ohio, in a log cabin surrounded by a 
dense forest and within a stone's throw of the 
blue waters of J^ake Erie. AVhen Isi-ael was less 
than a year old the family moved to East Ilock- 
port, now Lakewood, whei-e lie has lived the 
most of his life. 

His early life was spent like most of the sons 
of pioneer families, in assisting to clear off the 
heavily tiniljered land, in order to convert it 
into a productive farm. His educational ad- 
vantages were restricted to the district school, 
together with an academic course, but his 
natural love of learning, ambition and wonder- 
ful menioi-y enabled him to surmount almost 
any difficulty. lie taught several terms of 
school, when a young man, and gave good satis- 
faction as a thorougii and interested teaciier. 
Born of intellectual parents, his father being an 
able mathematician and distinguished linguist, 
his mother a woman of unusual intelligence 
and fortitude, he inherited an ardent love for 
knowledge and investigation of the natural 
sciences. He takes a lively interest in all the 
vital questions of the day and is a great reader. 

On the Hrst day of the year 1843, he was 
uniteil in marriage to Elizalieth, daughter of 
Llichael and Isabella Fyle, who was born in 
Wayne county, September 7, 1822. A woman 
possessing beautiful traits of character, unself- 
ishness and true Cbrislian fortitude, she has 



endeared herself to the whole community in 
which she lives, and " her children arise up and 
call her blessed; her husband also, and he 
praiseth liei'." 

After his marriage, ^[r. Wagar settled on the 
land on which he now resides, and which after 
fifty years of cultivation, has been changed from 
wild foi-est to fertile iields, verdant meadows 
and fragrant vineyards. He has given his at- 
tention mostly to fai'ming and fruit-growing, 
and has dealt extensively in real estate. In 
business he is practical, conservative, far-seeing 
and seems to know when to buy and wlien to 
sell: people call him lucky. His dwelling is a 
spacious stone edifice of a pleasing architectural 
design. 

He has reared an interesting family of eight 
children, five daughters and three sons, all liv- 
ing at this time, namely: Lura M., wife of 
Dr. 0. D. Ashley, of Oleveland; Adah I., wife 
of M. G. Ihowne of Cleveland; John M., mar- 
ried to Harriet Hotchkiss and living on a wheat 
farm in North Dakota; Jessie A., wife of G. E. 
Loveland of Cleveland; George E., of Montana; 
Caroline D., wife of Dr. D. F. Baker of Cleve- 
land; and Alta E. and Charles W., both of 
whom leside at the old homestead. 

Born and reared in loyalty to the Whig party, 
]\Ir. Wagar cast his suffrage with that organiza- 
tion until 185(), when he ti-ansferrcd his allegi- 
ance to the J)emocratic party, flis counsel and 
advice are sought after in matters of impoi-tauce, 
and he enjoys the respect and confidence of his 
neighbors. He has served most acceptably as 
Justice of the Peace. 

In 1876 he spent several months in travel 
through Great I'ritain and the continent. Being 
a close observer of men and affairs, the trip was 
fraught with the most valuable and interesting 
experiences. 

His religious faith is broad and liberal. He 
believes that all men M'ill in the end be saved; 
that the eternal purposes of the Almighty will 
never bo thwarted or turned aside by his crea- 
tures; that "Ho is good to all and His tender 
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hiiinan mind is so oVgaui/...(l tliiit it will yirlil 
to tivatiiient; that the wirkud by assori:it iua, 
iliscipliiie and piuiisliimuit, under the guidance 
of the Divine Wisdom, will in the end he saved. 
It is a dim suljje'rt, hnt any utliei- conclusion 
fails to satisfy the in(juii'ing and intelligent 
mind. '• If thou sliouldst mark iniquities, who 
could stand f ISelf-denial under Uod is the 
great jwwcr to reform t!ie world, and all creeds 
and docti'iues that do not teach and enl'oi'ce this 
will prove a failure. Second probation is a 
thing to be hoped foi- in keeping with the 
eternal titness of things. 

JMr. Wagar ascribes to ambition, industry, 
contentment and a firm reliance on the I)i\ine 
guidance to cany out the destiny that is as- 
signed to every one to perform with fidelity and 
to honor our calling. 

i\[r. Wagar has always enjoyed good health, 
]iever having called a physician, and is still 
bright and vigorous in his old age. He is one 
of tlie very few who remain that connect the 
early pioneer days with the j)resent. Jle has 
witnessed the wonderfid changes that have taken 
place. A 'dense forest, where the howl of the 
wolf and the screech of the panther have been 
heard, is now supplanted by the hum of the 
electric cars that pass by his door. He lias seen 
(Meveland grow from a small village with a few 
hundred inhabitants to a largo city with over 
300,000 inhabitants. 

After iifty years of the ch^sest and holiest 
associations, Mr. and Mrs. AVagar celebrated 
the anniversary of their marriage witli a golden 
^vedding, to which relatives and cherished 
friends wei'e bidden. Such hapj)y ])i'iviloges 
come to few in life. ]\[ay the touch of Time 
I'est lightly upon their venerable heads and the 
shadows fall gently on their declining days! 



CAPTAIN JOHN \',. HALL, one of the 
oldest navigators living in the city of 
Cleveland, was born in Sackett's Harbor, 
Jefferson county. New York, in April, 1838. 
His parents wore John and Clarrissa A. (_Wahlo) 



Hall. The father came from Alnwick, North- 
umbeiland, JOngland, the family removing to 
this country about the close of the war of 1812. 
The greater part of Jiis early life was spent in 
the business of rope-making, while his later 
days were spent on a small farm in Oswego 
county. New York. (Jarrissa A. Waldo was a 
native of Ohamj)ion, Lewis county, that State, 
and she bore her husband two children, natnely: 
John P>. and Margaret. 

The subjectof this sketch began the life of a 
sailor in 1855, on a tug boat. He was commis- 
sione<l pilot in 18G1. The lirst vessel he com- 
niandecl was the Olean. He has sailed upon all of 
the live great lakes, except Lake Ontario, with the 
following vessels: the Newburg, the Blanchard, 
the Dean Kichmond, the St. Louis, the New 
Y^ork, the Toledo, the Havana, and for the last 
five years, ending in 189^, commanded the 
Corrona for the ^Mutual Transportation Com- 
j)any of the city of Cleveland. It is worthy of 
note that during the whole of his life as a navi- 
gator he has never lost a vessel. 

In 1892 he permanently locateil upon tcrixt 
-Rrina. He then accepted the position of agent 
for the American Steel Barge Company at Cleve- 
land, wdiich position ho now holds. 

Captain Hall is a ntan of line physi([ue, ami 
is well preserved both in body and mind. He 
is a man of pleasing appearance and genial dis- 
position, and is very popular wiierever known. 



1, 11 tiLLJAM SIXT, of ILocl<port Hamlet, 
V/V/' Ohio, was born in the king.lom of 
■/Ml Wurtemberg, Germany, January 13, 
1823, was bi'onght uj) and educated in his na- 
tive country, and, leaving school at fourteen 
years of age, learned the business of butcher- 
ing, which ho followed for two yeai-s in Wur- 
temberg, and for eight years in Holland, emi- 
grating from Holland to America in 1847. He 
came to Cleveland, Ohio, where he kept a meat 
market and continued to do butchering till 
1852, when h(^ removed to Middleburg town- 
ship; tiiere he followed his trade lor three 



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573 



years, iiffer whirh ho returned to (Jlevelaii.l, 
wliere lie rcuiuinuil till 1857. lie then reinovinl 
to Kockport township, locating in that part now 
known as "Uockport Ilamlet," and here he 
added tu his regnlar trade the Ijnsiness of a sa- 
loon. In 1867 he reliiu^uished the bnsinsss of' 
buteherino- and Imilt the hotel known as The 
Sherman Mouse, in llockport Hamlet, the keep- 
ing of which has since occupied his attention. 
I\rr. Sixt was married in Cleveland, Ohio, in 



Marcli, LSoO, to Miss iiarbara Xuderer 



'J'he 



had four children, namely: Matilda; J'^dward 
(who receives personal mention elsewhere in 
this volume); Lorinda and i'^mma. ilrs. I'ar- 
bara Sixt died in Uockport in 1S59. Mr. Sixt 
was again married, in J.,iverpool, Medina coun- 
ty, Ohio, to Johanna Hoeing. They have seven 
children, namely: Mena, Lydia, Wm. 1)., Emma, 
George, Charles and Herman. 

Mr. Sixt has held the office of Sciiool Direc- 
tor and of Township Treasurer for sixteen years. 



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OLON WEIGHT SMITH was born in 
South Amherst, Massachusetts, February 
^S^^ 21, 1816, whore he live<l tlie first twelve 
years of his life. He then removed with his 
father's family, of which he is the eldest child, 
to Marion, Wayne county. New York, where 
they remained four years. In the spring of 
1832 the family emigrated to Ohio and settled 
iu Middleburg township, this county, on the 
farm where the subject of this sketch still re- 
sides, he having been at the time sixteen years 
old. For fourteen years they lived in a log 



1S47, 



'C ])lacc to a commo- 



dious frame dwelling. 

The country at that early date was covei-ed 
with an almost unbroken wood, with but few 
roads laid out. The i'agloy road was not 
chopped out, and was not made passal)le for 
teams until some years afterward. Mr. Smith 
helped to cut out and open up all the roads in 
the east part of the township, where he lives, 
running from the ])ike, the latter of whicii lie 
lias lived to see a tine paved a\-enue. 1I(^ car- 



rieii surveyor's chain and a\ in the sur\<eying 
of lots on each side of the jiike, from the I'arma 
line to the home of the late .\mi Lovejoy. This 
was in the year 1833, the lots having previously 
all been taken np. (^n the street were then lo- 
cated Messrs. Lebbens Pomeroy, Daniel Smith 
with his seven sons, (Ihaides Peebles, ilajor 
iJassett, Andrus (ireen, the Hutchinsons, Ful- 
lers and others, who soon gave to that [)art of 
the township quite a cultivated appeai'ance, 
transforming the dense forests into a beautiful 
laud of smilinii- njoadows and fields of wavin.r 



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Mr. Smith 
jne of the 



famous hunters of th(.)se early days, having 
bi'onght down a large number of deer, turkey 
and other game. One time he liad been gone 
from the house only thirty minutes when he re- 
turned having shot and secured two large deer. 
He is acquainted with much interesting general 
history of the early settlement of the township. 
As a rcisident of sixty-two years, he has wit- 
nessed the groat ehang(;3 transpiring in that 
time. He was a Trustee of the township six 
years, until he declined to serve longer. Has 
been a life-long and succe.ssful farmer, has al- 
ways been a stanch Republican, his first vote 
for pi'esident being cast for (leneral William 
Henry Hai-rison. 

His mother, whose maiden name was Nancy 
Williams, was boi'u in Easton, JVIassachusetts, 
May 30, 1794, and died in Middleburg, Ohio, 
March 24, 1890. She was remarkable for her 
healthful life and for her jileasing, happy dis- 
jiositiou. Although nearly ninety-six years of 
age, she passed away while yet in the heiglit of 
iier beauty and loveliness. 

His father, Daniel Smith, was liorn in Am- 
her..t, ^[as.achusetts, November lo, 1791, and 
died in Middleburg, July 17, 1866. He was a 
noted musician, was fife ]\tajor in the war of 
1812, also a well-known and popular shoe- 
maker in the early history of the township. 

The parents were both members of the Pres- 
byterian Church. They had nine children: 



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CUYAnOOA COVNTT. 



Solon W. ; Emeliiie E.; wife of Cliarles AV. Bailey, 
died in Middleburg; D wight C, who died 
in Middlelniro-; ])aniol W., a resident of 
Delta, Ohio; Ormaii I.., of Middleburg; Orns 
l'\, died in Mineral Kidge, Ohio; George E., 
died in Middleburg; Lyman J., of Toledo, 
Ohio; and Charlotte E., of T\riddle1.nrfi:, (hiya- 
lioga (M)unty, Ohio. 



GHAKLES W. DAVIS, a young and pro- 
gressive man of business enterprise, was 
— born in the city of Cleveland, June 30. 
1867, a son of Dr. E. F. Davis, mentioned fur- 
ther on. 

Mr. Davis is engaged in tlie real-estate and 
insurance business (oifice at 462 Pearl street)^ 
in which be has given evidence of ability and 
has been successful, lie has had a systematic 
business education, having graduated at the 
Spencerian Business College, after ha\ii)g at- 
tended the liigh-school of the city of Cleveland. 
He is a gentleman of easy manner, is a pleasant 
converser, and, although a young man, evinces 
extraordinary business tact, lie is a director 
of the Ohio Savings Building and Loan Associ- 
tion. Politically he is a llepublican, and takes 
a decided interest in the issues of the day. 

In 1891 he mari-icd Miss Pauline li. Fetter 
man, of Cleveland, and both himself and wife 
are members of the Disciple Church, in which 
field they take an active and efficient part. 
Their residence is at 1328 Detroit street. 

Dr. E. F. Davis, father of the preceding and 
a prominent physician of Cleveland, was born at 
Poland, Ohio, in 1829, a descendant of an early 
family in the settlement of this country. His 
ancestors were of Welsh origin, and among 
them there were several who wore participants 
in the Ilevolutionary war as C!olonial soldiers. 

Dr. Davis graduated at the Eclectic Medical 
Institute at Cincinnati, Ohio, and has been 
in the active practice of medicine for forty 
years. Twenty-three years agu he came tcj C.Uivo- 
land,and has since been prominent in the medical 



profession at this place. He is an old practi- 
tioner, thoroughly well up in his profession, 
never having much love for politics, though a 
zealous Ivepublican. 

Besides being prominent in his profession he 
sustains important business relations, being 
pieaident of the Ohio Savings Building and 
Loan Association, and connected with other 
business entei-prises. In these 7-elations also he 
shows that he is a man of shrewd judgment. 
Fi'aternally, ho is a member of the Order of 
Odd Fellows. His residence is at 1330 Detroit 
street. 



GJ. MILZ, president of the Bedford Chair 
Company, has been identified with the 
manufacturing interests of this place 
since his youth. He was born at Wheeling, 
West Virginia, December 14, 1858, a son of C. 
J. and ilargaretha (Kloz) Milz; the fathei' was 
born in Bavaria, Germany, and was a marble- 
cutter and sculptor of some ability. There 
were four children in the family: ]\Iary Wilson, 
who resides in Chicago; Louis and Philip, citi- 
zens of Bedford; and C. J., the subject of this 
notice. Young Milz was reared and educated 
at Bedford, and at the age of sixteen years se- 
cured a position with the Taylor Chair Com- 



pany ; 



he remained with this firin until 1890, 



when the Bedford Chair Company was orga- 
nized with Mr. Milz as president; G. L. Bart- 
lett, vice-president; George McFarland, secre- 
tary; W. O. Gordon, superintendent. 

The plant belonging to this corporation con- 
sists of a number of substantial buildings fitted 
with all modern mechanical appliances. Thirty- 
five men are employed. 

Mr. Milz was united in marriage December 
25, 1882, at Bedford, Ohio, to Miss Adelle 
Lamb, who was born in the State of Minnesota, 
the daughter of Hudson and Sylvia (Chambor- 
lin) Lamb, pioneers of Minnesota. Mr. and 
Mrs. "Milz are the parents of two childi-en: Ivan 
J . and ICva. 



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CUYAGOHA COUNTY. 



Mr. Lamb died in liis frontier home, but his 
wife survives hiui eind is now a resident of J5ed- 
furd. 

In politics our subject idliliates with tlie 
Doniocrutic [)arty. JIc has always been inter- 
ested in broadening tlie opportunities olfui'ed 
tlie youth of this ie[)ubiic tor acquiring an edu- 
cation, aiul at one time served very acceptably 
as a member of the Scliool i5oard. lie l)elonns 
to the Masonic order, being a memlier of I'ed- 
ford Lodge, No. 375. 



S. EVx\N'S, superintendent of telegrapli of 
the Xew York, Chicago & St. Louis Rail- 
road Company, entered the service of the 
Cincinnati, Ilanulton & Dayton Railroad Com- 
pany as extra (ipei-ator, having just completed 
ills preparations at Cohimbus (i rove, Ohio. His 
first permanent p(3sition was atTontogany, Ohio. 
He remained with this company until LsTS), be- 
ini>- located at Tontogany, Perrysburg, and lastly 
at Deshler, before joining the Baltimore it Ohio 
Company at Garrett, Indiana. He was stationed 
there two years, when an order transferred liim 
to Chicago, concluding iiis service with them 
one year afterward. His next work was for the 
Chicago, Tokin iV: Southwestern, stationed at 
Streatdr, Illinois, but lie remained unly six 
months, whoii he returned to Chicag,) \av ihc 
New York, Chicago it St. Lmiis Company, as 
operator in the local otKce, in 1883. In the fall 
of 1^84 he was removed to Fort Wayne, Indi- 
ana, as trian dispatcher, performing these duties 
till dune, LsU'i, when his service was again i-e- 
warded by another promotion, being made sup- 
erintendent of telegi'aph with headquarters in 
Cleveland. 

Mr. Evans was born in I'utnam county, Ohio, 
November 3, 18(;2. His father, D. w! Evans, 
was a farmer, a Welshman by nativity, lie lo- 
cal. m1 in Eastern Ohio in 1833 ami devoted his 
lilVlinie to farming. He nmrried, in I'ortage. 
coiinly. Obi,,, M;u-u;,,-el Price, wbi.dicd in IS7<i. 
Mr. Evans died in iS!)l, nt the age .d' bevenly ■ 



even years. They had six children, five of 
wiiom are now living. Of the tlireo sons 
two of them are mechanics: one John I). Evans, 
in Colundms, Ohio, and the otbei-, V.. 1). Evans, 
in Chillicothe, Missouri. 

J. S. Evans married, September 28, 1887, at 
l<'ort Wayne, Indiana, Miss Jennie Shoati', and 
they have one child, Margaret, liorn March 22, 
1890. 

JMr. Evans is a member of the Association of 
Train Dispatchers of America, with the Tele- 
graphers' Mutual Eenefit Aassociation, liail- 
roaders and Telegraphers' Aid Society, and of 
the Railway Telegraph Superintendents' Associ- 
ation. 



'frjj 01!ERT FINDLEY PAINE was born in 
kv Connecticut, May 10, 1810. llisances- 
Jj —^ try can be traced back to Robert Treat 
'^ Paine, a signer of the Declaration of In- 

dependence. When he was two years of age, 
his parents moved into New York State and 
very soon came West, settling in Portiige 
county, Ohio. 

Young Paine educated himself, as it wei'e, 
his parents being too j)oor to send him even to 
the district school. While clerk at a cross- 
roads store he read law and was admitte.l to 
practice. In IS IS be was electiMl I,, llui State 
Legislature, being compelled logo to C.dunil)us 
on horseback, there being then no railroads. In 
the Legislature he secured the jjassage of the 
tii-st law giving woman rights in proiiei-ty. 

At the expiration of his term in the Legisla- 
ture, he resumed the practice of law, in Cleve 
land, and dui'ing the war was United States 
District Attorney for tlie Northern Ohio Dis- 
trict. Later he was elected to the Common 
Pleas Bench of Cuyahoga county, on which he 
served with distinction, retiring in 1874. 

duilge Paine died September 23, 1S88, leav- 
ing three children, all of whom are now living. 

Kobert K. I'.'iine, .Ir., was born in Cleveland, 
I Maich S, 185(1, beino; the eldest son of .1 ud-e 



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\l. V. Paine. Kobcrt Jr., received a commoii- 
i^ciioul eJiieatioi). In 1879 lie squeezed his way 
into jouriudisiii, securing ;i ])o.sitioii as reporter 
ou the Penny Press, a paper just started in 
Cleveland by the 8eripps brolheis, of Detroit, 
Micliioan. A t twcuity-tive years of aireyoun^ 
Pain,' was the cd itor-in-c.hief of a daily news- 
pa])cr tliiit was already on u prosperous basis, 
and this position he is still holdino-, the title 
of the paper, however, liaving been changed to 
The Cleveland Press. 



Ill J. lIENSI-n', vice-president of the Taylor 
/_Y Chair Company, is one of the ]irogressi\-e 
1/ *i and energetic business men of P>edford. 
^ He is a native of Ohio, born at Solon, 

Cuyalioga county, August ~y, lS46, a son of 
Ifobinson W. and l^ucinda ( Prown) Ilensey, na- 
tives of JS'ew \\n-\i and Connecticut i-espectively. 
The father emigrated to Cuyahoga county in 
iS-iO, and at the end of eight years returned to 
New York. He came again in 1,S77 and here 
passed the remainder of his days, his death oc- 
curring in ^lay, IM'l, at the age of seventy-four 
years. Themolher died in 188N, aged sixty- 
nine years. Young Ilensey was reared and 
educated in Jeiferson county. New York. His 
first experience with the woi'ld was as fireman 
in the employ of the Pome, "W'atertown I'v: Og- 
densburg Railroad Company, he was prcmioted 
to the position of engineer, and served in this 
important capacity four months. He then went 
to tile oil region of Pennsylvania, where he re- 
mainc(l unlil ISOo, coming in that year to 
Ohio. 

Mr. Hensey was united in marriage in 1872 
to Caroline Taylor, daughlcr of W. O. and Har- 
riet ^P Taylor, of I'.cllord. There were born to 
them six chibhvn: Joseph William, Hattie 1.., 
Andrew P., Otto P., Vincent P.. and Ada A[ay. 
The motliei- died ( )ctober 28, 188S. Mr. Hen- 
sey was nnirried a second time in 181)1, to ^fag- 
gie Callagher, a daughter of Anihony and 
Kli/.ab.'lb"Kavanaugb) (iallagber, rcMdenls of 
Newburg, Ohio. 



Politically our subject is identified with the 
Republican party. He was Mayor of Bedford 
in 1885 and 1886, and for two years was a 
member of the City Council; he has also served 
very acceptably as a member of the School Board. 
He belongs to jiedford Podge, No. 37:., A. V. 
it A. M., to Summit (Chapter, No. 71, \i. 
A. M., and to llolyrood Commandry, No. 32, 
Iv. "]'., having Ijeen made a Mason at Conneaut, 
Ohio, in ISdS; he has a high standing in the 
order, and during two terms has been j\[aster of 
his lodge. 



1790, and the mothe] 
her parents U> Cuya 



LEWIS A. POWLES, of Middleburg town- 
I hhi|), Ohio, was born in this place Feb- 
i ruary 6, 1823, a son of Abraham and 

IJachel A. (Hickoxi Powles, natives of Water- 
bury, Connecticut, where the father was Ijorn in 
in 1797. She came with 
3ga county in 1809, and 
he in 1811. They were mari-ied in Middleburg 
township, and tliere made their home until 
their death, the mother dying February 11, 
18iG, at forty-nine, and the father November 
28, 1848, at tifty-eight years of age. They had 
a family of ten children, two sons and eight 
daughters. 

Pewis A., the fifth child of the family, has 
always lived in his native ])lace. He was mar- 
i-ied in lirooklyn township, Cuyahoga connty, 
Ohio, March 20, 1845, to Miss Hamiah Pish, 
who was born in Stonington, Connecticut, 
December Pi, 1825. Her father was Ebenezer 
Eisli, and her mother Joanna (Stanton) J^'ish 
both natives of Connecticut. He came to 
Cuyahoga county prior to the war of 1812, in 
whi(di he hcu'ved, returning afterward to Con- 
necticut, whei-e he was mai'ried and lived for 
some years, and then returned tcj Cuyahoga 
county, settling in Prooklyn village, where he 
died in PSbO, his wife dying in 1849. 

When <mr subject was married he s.'ttled on 
the farm where "he now lives in Middleburg 
townshii), and has been eneam^d chiclly in farm- 



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OUYAIWGA COUNTY. 



iiif^. IIg owns a tine farm of some 115 acres, 
on which he has erected good Itnihliiigs and 
made vahi;.i)le iniprovcinents. 

Mr. at.d Mrs. [''owles are parenis of live 
chiMrcn, viz.: Joanna, tli.^ wit,. ,,[ !•'. M. Koot 
(whose iiiooraidiieal ski'Ich apju^ars in this 
volume); Helen M ., tiie wife of Thomas C. 
! Mattison; John L., who married Jnlia Lyman; 
Arthur S., who married Adeline Ody; and (Joi-a 
E., the wife of J.uther Lyman. 

Mr. Fowles lias held the office of townshij) 
Trustee for five years and that of township As- 
sessoi' one year. He has tal<eii an active part in 
local affairs and also in political matters, as a 
Democrat. 



r^f VsniVrK \. WATSOX, M. I)., a success- 
l| Jc ful practitidiiei' of medicine at lii'ooklyn 
>^ village, where he has practiced for live 
years, is a native of Cuyahoga coniity, 
being liorti at I'erea, Foliruary 22, 1853. His 
parents are James JM. and Mai'y (I)urtonj Wat- 
son, and they now reside at ]>rooklyn village. 
At Berea Dr. Watson first attended school, and 
he graduated at lialdwin University of that place 
in the year 1S81, completing a scientific course. 
His tastes and inclinations in\'ited him into the 
medical profession, and lie entered tiie AHssouii 
Medical College at St. iA)uis, Afissouri, at which 
institution he graduated, and then immediately 
he entered upoti tlie ]iractioe of his profession 
in the city of St. Louis, afterward practicing at 
Carlisle, Illinois. Some live yeai's ago he located 
at Brooklyn village, and since tiiat date lie has 
been one of the most prominent, active and 
progressive of his profession. 

lie is a memb(!r of the Cuyahoga County 
Medical Society, also of the Cleveland Medical 
Society and the ()hi<j State Medical Society. 
He is also an enthusiastic member of several 



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id is also a 
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his wife sustain 



Jn 1885 the Doctor was fortunate in secur- 
ing in matrimony the hand of Sarah A. Davies 
of Iicrea, Ohio, lie an 

regar.lcl by .nany slan. 
representative citizens. 



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T' J!. CUYLLR, round- 
the Cleveland it Pittsburg Kailro; 
pauy of Cleveland, is now enti, 
' liis twenty-ninth year in his present posi- 

tion, and many and great are the changes he 
has witnessed in those years. lie has in I'eulity 
lost only two weeks from cause, though he has 
lost si.x weeks by absence from the city, two of 
wdiicli were spent in visiting tlie Centennial 
and two in visiting the AVorld's Fair. 

lie entei'ed the shops of the Xew York (!en- 
tral liailroad Comj)any at lux-hcster, "Xew York, 
as an apprentice and remained with the com- 
pany four years, when he was made an engineer 
on the Great Westei-n Railroad, now the New 
York, Pittsburg i'^- Ohio, doing duty there two 
years, at the end of which time he came to the 
Cleveland & Pittsburg at Cleveland. Politically 
he \-otes for the 'djest man." 

iMr. Cuyler was born at Rochester, New 
York, November 1, L842. He received his 
education in the jiublic schools of that city, go- 
ing into the railroad shops in 185S. His father, 
Cornelius Cuyler, was a stone cutter b',- trade, 
born in llochester in 17'J7, and died thert^ in 
1873. Ogtlensburg, New Yoi'k, was the origi- 
nal home of the family. It was tliei'e that our 
subject's gi-andfather, Thomas Cuyler, was born. 
He settled in llocbester when tiiere were so 
few houses it could hardly be called a village. 
The Cuylers came from the south of Ireland to 
Nova Scotia when all America was subject to 
tiie liritish crown. From Nova Scotia a branch 
of it drifted into New York. Hence the Ameri- 
can existence id' oiil' subject. 

Cornelius Cuyler married . I ulia l;l;ike, born in 
Limerick, Ireland, in iSll. Their six children 



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are all living, viz.: Jfargaret, ikmv Mrs. Cor- 
nelius Sliahen; Catherine, wife of JaiiU's Barr, 
(,r I'hiladelphia; T. M.; William Henry, in 
I'hila.leipliia; and Mary, now .^rrs. Hurrow-s 
Dalhrow, of the (,>uaker City. 

.laniiary Is, ISCri, Mr. Cnyler niarrie.], in 

Cleveland. Maria d. Shannon, a, <lan-l • ,,r 

dohn Shannon, an uKI re>i.l,.nt of ( 'levoland an<l 
a inechanie. Twelve children were horn to Mr. 
and Mi-A. Giiyler, six of wliom are living: 
Charles, Gertrude, William, ({eorge, Frank and 
lilanehe, all unmarried. 



dlEHIEL H. DUNHAM, one of the suc- 
cessful farmers of Sti-ong.sville townsliip, 
-.- Cuyahoga county, Ohio, lias heen a resi- 
dent of this township all his life. 

Mr. Dunham is a son of John and Elizaheth 
(Ilnngerford) Dunham, nati\-es of Herkimer 
county, New York. They emigrated from tliat 
county to Cnyali(.iga county, Ohio, prior to 
ls2l), and first settleil in Independence town- 



ship. 



re thev removed to Bedford 



towhship, same county, wliere they spent tlie 
rest of their lives and died, his death occurring 
in lS-i7, and liers during the latter part of the 
seventies. 

dehiel II. was horn in I'.e.lford town.sliip, J une 
2(;, 1S2(;, was reared there on his father's farm, 
and eoiitiiiued to live in that township until 
settled in Stron-rsville town^liii). 



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IS of), wh 

Here he has since made his home and farming 
and dairying have heen his chief occupations. 
He owns '2H acres of land, most of wdiich is in 
Strongsville townshij], and on his farm he has 
erected a nice set of hud'.'ings and has other- 
wise made vidnahle improvements. He is a 
charter meml-er of the Strongsville (irange. 

Mr. Dunham was lirst married in O.-sian, 
New V(irk, June 1, ls54, to .Mary K. Osborn, 
a nativ(! of the Empire State. She died in 



Stron. 



le townshih, .\ufTust 12, ISTo. His 



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Ihe l:i.lv of 



Hanchett, a native of Erie county, J'ennsyl- 
vania, horn Decendjer 18, I8f5. Her parents, 
Cyrus and Mary (Ueed) Hanchett, hoth na- 
tives of New York, settled in that State after 
their marriage, removed from there to J'enn- 



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ter State 
Wits killed while cutting down a tree, 
some time in the 'oUs. Her mother 
died in Strongsville township, Cuyahoga county, J 

August 20, 1S9(). Mr. and Mrs. Duidiam have 
three children, — Brayton (i., Ida E. and Ola A. 
Mr. Dunham alliliates with the IJepublicau 
party, takes an active part in local affairs, and 
f(.)r two years has filled the otlice of Township 
Trustee. He is a believer in tlie doctrines of 
CMiristianity and is a church goer and sup- 
porter. 



LOUIS HARMS, deceased, an eminent 
I viticulturistof Euclid township, was horn 
1 November 11, 1823, in Holstein, Ger- 
many, and came to Anu^rica in 1848, first set- 
tling on K'elly's Island, in Lake Erie, where he 
was instriimenlal in introducing grape culture 
and the witie industry. i\Iovingto Put-in-l?ay, 
he introduced grape culture there also. In this 
business he prospered at both places. In 1804 
he bought laud in Euclid township, wiiere also 
he surprised the people by his introduction of 
his favorite industiies, which proved far more 
pi-olitable than the crops the settlers had been 
raising, and since then they have arisen from 
poverty to conditions of comfort. At lirst Mr. 
Harms purchased oidy forty acres in this town- 
ship, and afterward continued to add to it from 
time to time until he had 200 acres. As to 
kimls of graj)e, he at first commenced with 
about 200 varieties, for trial, and at length 
found the following to l>e the most jirofitable: 
for white wine — Catawba, Delaware, Brighton 
and I'ocklingtou; and for red wine- -Norton, 
M.ml.diore ;m.l Concord. 

For his wife, Mr. Ih.rms marrie.l, on K'elly 
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and May 21, 1S72, he iniirriod Iliilda Steak, of 
Sandusky, and of German descent. Her father, 
William Steuk, died in 1876, and her mother is 
still living, at Sandusky. Her parents were old 
settlors tliero. Her brother, E. L., is now en- 
gaged in the wine business. She lias one brother 
and two sisters. Mr. Harms' children were: 
Carl, born on Kelly Island; Louis, Julia and 
Richard, born at Put-in-Bay; and Hulda and 
Irnia, born in Euclid. The whole family reside 
in and around the old homestead. 

Mr. Harms was an industrious worker, and 
liis sons now carry on the wine business. He 
died August 21, 1S88, after a short illness. 
He was an enterprising man, exhibiting great 
interest in railroad extension and public educa- 
tion, but refused public office. He was the first 
to sink a well for natural gas in his vicinity, 
boring to the depth of 855 feet, just before bis 
death. His children were educated at home, 
liy private tutors, \intil ])repared for college. 



TjJi'ON. STEPHEN BUHEER.— Emigra- 
jp-jl tion from the place of one's nativity is a 
11 ^ subject of interest hardly less than the 
^ migration of ancient nations. Individual 

life is a perpetual struggle in the dark. One 
may know his birthplace, but no step in the 
pathway of life is the subject of foreknowledge, 
nor is the place of his grave prophetically re- 
vealed. 

In 1817 there landed in Pliiladelphia as im- 
migrants Johann Casper Buhrer from the prov- 
ince of Baden, and Anna Maria Miller from 
Stuttgart, Germany. They immediately re- 
paired to Greeusburg, Pennsylvania, where he 
had relatives, and were there married. They 
lived there something over a year, in which 
time they had a daughter, whom they named 
Catherine. In their passage across the ocean 
Mrs. Bulirer had made the acquaintance of some 
of her German sisters, for whom she entertained 
an alfiu'tionatc attachment, who were afterwards 



residents of Zoar, Ohio, and near whom she do- 
sired to live. Zoar was then and ever has been 
famed for its Society of Friends, called Separ- 
atists. To this place went Buhrer with his 
wife and child, and settled upon a farm near by, 
and here their thirtl child, Steplien Buhrer, the 
subject of this sketch, was born, Doeomber 20, 
1825. 

Seventy years and more ago, Zoar with the 
region round about was wild, rough and cheer- 
less, but the industrious and thrifty German 
population by which it was mainly settled have 
changed its once gloomy aspects, and now it is 
among the fairest and we;dthiest agricultural 
towns of the State. But the father of Stephen 
Buhrer did not live to see this triumph of Ger- 
man industry, he having died in the late fall of 
1829, leaving his widow and two young chil- 
dren to make their way alone in the world. 
Two years before his death he had removed 
from his farm and lived in the village of Zoar. 

After his death his two children were bound 
to the Society until their majority. They were 
subjected to very severe discipline, as this ven- 
erable religious community exemplified their 
faith in the ancient adage of not spoiling the 
child by sparing the rod, and enforced the maxim 
with the utmost patriarchal severity upon the 
unhappy and helpless children. At this early 
age the child Stephen was put to work on the 
farm and in factories, and made to do such other 
work as he was scarcely able to perform, and so 
continued until his ninth year, when he was 
made to attend sheep in the vast pasture ranges 
of Zoar. For three years, in summer's lieat 
and winter's cold, the youthful shepherd of Zoar 
watched the flock by day and night also, when 
the stars twinkled, but no angelic glory shone 
around to cheer the lonely boy. 

At the age of twelve years he was placed in 
the Society's cooper shop, ostensibly to learn 
the art and mystery of coopering; at the same 
time, however, and at different periods and times, 
he did almost every other kind of work incident 
to the company's various industries, such as 
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and often 
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partiueiit, tloiiio- a man s woi' 

huppleMieiitino- the same hy 

pucity o\ hustler at the /^ar 

liorsed on the (_)hiu eaiiaL 'J'his exactuiij; ami 

unrewardetl service was endured and perl'nrnjed 

for six years, and eijnsecpuuitly to the nen;leet 

of the st'li,M,lino Ihat was .Ine him from bueh 

■eli<^ioiis institntion. lie does not 

that 



oils institnti 



I'emember that he was priNileged to attend any 
school except Sunday-schools and evening 
schools after his tenth year, and after liis hard 
day's work was done. Xotwitlistanding hanl 
work, failing health, loneliness, discouragement 
and mental depression, the noble inherilance of 
the German iilood and brain enabled him at 
last to assert the rights of nature, and in IS-f-l-, 
at the ago of eighteen, he left the Society and 
came to Cleveland. Here tor something over a 
year he worked at coopering, but was so j)hysi- 
cally enfeebleil that he coiiKl hardly earn enough 
to pay his board. 

Finally, in IS-ti;, he enga^^ed himself to a 
business firm as a traveling man, and as such 
he traveled through western Ohio, Indiana and 



Iter of 1847 he 



Mich 



wh 



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■.ssed with th 



reality that the Zuar of his infancy and youth 
was not all of tlie earth, not all of Christian 
humanity, and but a dim semblance of heaven 
for fatherless children. His travels in the West, 
however, were cut short by the prevailing ma- 
larial fever of that early day. lie retraced his 
steps by I'ail as far as Detroit, which exhausted 
his last dollar, and he was necessitated to sell 
some article of wearing apparel to pay deck pas- 
sage on a steamboat for Cleveland, which he re- 
garded as ids home. For two months ho was 
sick and wholly incapacitated for labor, and. 



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was about to b( 



only 



the poor-lionse, when 
the city came forward and spoke words of encour- 
agement and ho])C, and, moreover, guaranteeing 
the payment of his board bill till his death or 
recovei'y. The inspiration of such fi-iendshij) 
was niedicin(^ alike to body and mind, and he 
was soon enabled to work at his Irad.^, whieh he 
di,l lur a year, hle.sscd with health an. I pn.s- 



i-ked 
dto: 



perity. In tin 
the shipyard b. 
occupation as a eooprr. 

In 1S-1« he was united m marriage with Miss 
Eva Maria Schneider. They liad three children, 
one son and two dauf^hters, Jcjhn, ^^ary ami 
Lois, all now (ISDl) living. Early in IS,",!), he 
en^'aged, with a jKirtner, in the cuoperitig busi- 
ness, whieh they conducted three years, wlien 
he sold his interest to his partner. In 1858 he 



engaged in the bus 
fying of spirits, wl 



ifyin^ 



3 of 

from that time has been 
the business of his life. 

Something may be justly inferred regarding 
the public estinnition of the personal character 
and business capacity of ifr. IJiihrer when con- 
templating the eighteen years of his unblcssetl 
childhood and youth in tlie fields of Zoar, that 
at the age of twenty-nine years, and after only 
eleven years' citizenship in his adopted city, he 
was, in 1855, elected to tlie Council from one 
of the most jKipulous wanls for the full term of 
two years, and twice thereafter, in 18G3 and 
18(55, elected to the same olKce,— the last time 
without political opjiosilion. 

Durino- his second Councihuanic term the 
o-loomy cloud of the civil war was on. In this 
Mr. lluhrer was an earnest advocate of the one 
and inseparable Union, and an active participant 
in every movement to advance the cause, and 
but for a physical infirmity wdiieh precluded 
would have served in the ranks of the Union 
army on Southern battle-fields. Moreover, his 
duties as Councilman required iiis constant at- 
tention, and especially was his presence needed 
in his own ward, where a multitude of women 
and eliildren whose husbands an<l fathers had 
early volunteered, or later been drafted, some of 
whom had already fallen in battle, re.piired his 
friendly care and helpful hand. Twice was his 
ward subjected to draft, and would have had to 
submit to a third but for the energetic action 
of Councilman P>uhrer to prevent it, by largely 
contributing to tlu! i)ayment of bounties to vol- 
unteers. His ,lisbur.-,-ment of money for the 
domestic relief of sohli.'rb' families, and the 



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thoiisHiid and one other necessities incident to 
the ci\il war, woro ;dik-o judicioiis antl ouihtohs. 
In all this lie served the can.-e intinitely more 
eirectiially than lie eonld hy iiis single musket 



the battlo-lield,— li 



he b 



upon 



Iligldand bugle, "worth a tliotisand men." It 
waH dolliJtle^s in I'ecoj^riition of liis ini|)ortant 
services in his ward and in tlie city dnring ilie 
most gloomy days of the war, in his cainicity as 
Trustee, that he was again returned foi' llie third 
term, with unprecedented unanimity. The war 
had ceased, peace was restored, and his wai'd 
expressed its grateful sense of bcnehts received 
at his hanil during the four years' struggle. 

Hardly had his third Councilmanic term ex- 
pired, when, in A])ril, 1867, he was nonjinated 
and elected Mayor of Cleveland by a very lai-ge 
luHJority, notwithstanding ho did not belong to 
the then usually dominant political organiza- 
tion. His administration was eminently satis- 
factory, as conceded by all. He was devoted to 



id zealous ir 



)ublic dutiet 



lich there 

have been no superior examples. Unlike the 
present system of municipal management, with 
directors in charge of the several departments 
of the public business, the ]\Iayoralty was then 
no sinecure, nor was the official chair a seat for 
elegant lounging. Tiie only official colleagues 
of the mayor then were the city clerk — who was 
also auditor — and a ti'eaeni-er, and a board .of 
city improvinents, of which the mayor was chair- 
man, having in charge public works of great 
magnitude, and including large ex|)enditures of 
money. Ho was intrusted with the sole control 
and management of the large police force, ami 
therefore made responsible for its fidelity and 
efficiency, besides exercising a careful and con- 
stant supervision over lire and water, and every 
other department of the city govei-nment, with 
a view to the promotion of financial economy. 
The rigid discharge of duty which ho had re- 
cpiired of the police, and the avoidance at the 
same time of everything oppressive, or of the 
exercise of a seemingly undue ollicial severity, 
won alike their I'ogard and the public apprdba- 



It was duriiig this term that the Cleveland 
House of ('urrection and Work House was com- 
Iileted and |iut in .suc^e^sful o|)eralion, which 
was humanely intendeil to reform and reclaim, 
as well as to j)unish the vicious and the crimi- 
nal. In this ]\Iayor ]]uhrer took an active and 
leading jjart, as likewise he did in all gooil en- 
terprises of a public nature. Among the most 
honorable and distinguishing traits of his official 
character and conduct was his impartiality, 
freedom from favoritism and bigoted partisan- 
ship in the discharge of a public trust. Es- 
pecially was this characteristic manifested in 
his well-remembered hostility to those geniuses 
who pool their issues in '■ cliques " and '• rings " 
to develop the rich "placers" witliin the limits 
of the corporation, and seek to have their drafts 
honored at the munici])al treasury. 

At the expiration of his olKcial term it was 
his earnest desire to be relievid from public 
care, that he might resume his private business, 
already too long neglected, and which he confi- 
dently expected to do, as no one of his prede- 
cessoi'S had e\-er been re-elected, but being 
I'enominated he felt it wouid seem ungrateful 
to decline; so in Ajiril, ISG'J, he again was 
elected Mayor, and this time by the unprece- 
dented majority of nearly 3,000. This public 
endorsement, especially at a time when his party 
was generally in the )ninority throughout the 
ytate, was to him alike gratifying and surpris- 
ing as it was to his neighbors and friends. This 
election made his name familiar throughout the 
State, and the Democratic party sought to avail 
itself of his local popularity. Therefore, in 
the autumn of the same yeai-, Mr. Buhrer's 
name was placed on the ticket for State Treas- 
urer, which bore at the head the name of George 
II. Pendleton for Governor. History records, 
however, that neither of these gentlemen re- 
ceived a majority. 

Again, in April, 1871, weary and enfeebled 
by official service, and feeling that he had had 
more than the usual share of the public consid- 
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CUTAEOQA COUNTY. 



enter tlie Mayoralty race fur a third term, he 
uiodl respectfully and emphatically declined. 
Notwithstanding his protest he was nominated; 
and now the Kepublican party determined to 
resinno its ancient prerogatives and power. 
Twice, thoy said, they iiad let the Democrats 
defeat tlie " grand old party," by reason of the 
personal popularity of tiieir candidate. IJc'sides, 
it was Presidential year and tiiey ninst this time 
have a Repnblican mayor, cost what it would. 
So tliey buckled on their armor, and with the aid 
of a few mercenary troops, deserters, anil disap- 
]>ointed contractors, ever incident to municipal 
politics, Mr. Euhrer lost in his third campaign 
by a small majoi'ity. 

Still his party would not let him rest. Twice 
thoy nominated him for County Treasurer with- 
out his knowledge, and kept his name upon the 
ticket notwithstanding his protest. The ticket 
of course was but a mere formality in the county, 
where the majority of tiie dominant party was 
ordinarily from four to seven thousand. 

In 1874 he was again returned to the City 
Council, though his ward was largely Jvepiibli- 
can, for the reason niainly that some very 
important measures were pending which his 
presence there would promote. Tlie Finance 
Committee and the Board of Improvements ab- 
sorbed almost his entire time during the two 
years' service. Some time thereafter he re- 
ceived the appointment and served with public 
satisfaction on the Board of AVoi-k-IIouse Di- 
rectors, lie was over in advance in t!ie advo- 
cacy of benelicial measures. Among such was 
a JLomo for Wayward Children, who ncjeded the 
care and protection of the public, lie was the 
first who officially recommended the high level 
bridge, the mighty structure that spans the 
valley of the Cuyahoga river, known as the 
Superior street viaduct. 

During both terms of his mayoralty, Mr. 
BuluHu- strove to make a model police force. 
There was then no police board, and the foicc 
•was left on his hands and under his uiulisjjutcd 
conti-ol. lie labored to secure the |iulili(; con- 
fiil(Mi('o in tli(> wcjrkiii'r force, and hui'ceudcd. 



To promote social intercourse and cheer their . 
manly spirits, Mayor Biihrer annually gave, at ^ 
his own expense, to the entire force, on lYew j 
Year's Day, a public dinner, i'ctween the 
Mayor and his men mutual good will ever pro- 
vailed, and many of his best olKcers and veterans . 
are still (ISDi) on the force. 

It is a sul)jcct worthy of remark, as being 
quite unusual in modern political life, that Mr. 
Buhrer never in his life solicited a nomination 
to an office, while many offices have sought him 
and some with success. lie is a gentleman mod- 
est and unassuming while efficient and forceful, 
in affairs of business or public duties. Ilis 
wife, who had long been an invalid and a subject 
of his tonderest care, died in the early spring- 
time of 1889. One year later he married Mar- 
guerite Paterson, a lady of Cleveland, whose 
birth place was New York. 



'jf^jEV. E. ]\I. O'CALLAGIIAN, who is 
f^ pastor of St. Colman's Catholic Church, 
Jj ^ on Gordon avenue, Cleveland, was born 
V in county Cork, Ireland, May i, 1831. 

Ilis parents were Timothy and Julia (Foley) 
O'Callaghan, both natives of Ireland. The 
fiither, a farmer by occupation, in 1854 re- 
moved to America and located in Detroit, Mich- 
igan, where ho soon afterward died, at the age 
of about seventy years. The mother died in 
1839, in Ireland, at the age of about fifty 
years. 

The subject of this sketch, the youngest of 
six children, of whom three are living, was edu- 
cated in Ireland, and at the ago of twenty years, 
in 1851, he came to America, stopping in De- 
troit. He continued his studies at the Uni- 
versity of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 
and was ordained priest in Cleveland, in 1859, 
by IJishoj) itappo. His labors continued in 
Cleveland until 1802, when he wont to Youngs- 
town, Ohio, where he built St. Columba's 
Chui-ch on Wood street, and began the school- 
house there, but did not com|,l(!le it, before ho 



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CUYAlltMA COUNTY. 



left Youngstown, in 1870, to go to Fremont, 
Oliiu, where lie nuiiaiiied until 1877, when he 
l)euanie pastor of St. Patriek's Cliurch at Cleve- 
land, remaining pastor of this church until 
18S0. lie then became pastor of St. Cohnan's 
Church, remaining as such until this date, 1S03. 
Tlii.s conLcnigatioii, St. (iolnian'ri, was a part of 
the St. Patrick's and was eBta]>lished in 1880. 
I II liis ciiarge he has ahout 500 families, and 
his work necessitates an assistant, who is now 
Kev. I. Ilaiman, an etlicient laborer in the trus- 
ter's vineyard. The school belonging to this 
church is one of importance, Ijeing attended by 
about 400 pupils, who are taught by six 
teachers. 

While in Youngstown, Rev. O'Callaglian es- 
tablished a church and erected a church build- 
ing at Hubbard, Ohio, also in Niles, Ohio; and 
in Warren, Ohio, he purchased an P^piscopal 
Church building and organized a congregation. 
In Fremont he not only succeeded in the up- 
building of a congregation from a small nucleus 
but also in erecting foi' tliem a good brick 
sclioolhouse. 

In all of his charges Rev. O'Callaglian has 
been active in the upbuilding of his churches 
and the providing of buildings for them, lie 
is an energetic, enthusiastic worker and with 
much zeal and earnestnesa accomplishes great 
good. 



[[ff ARRY L. VAIL, Clerk of the Common 
|pi| Pleas Court of Cuyahoga county, and for 
11 4i some years a practicing attorney at the 
'^' Cleveland bar, was born at what is now 

No. 331 Central avenue, this city, in 1858. His 
ancestors are of good old Uevolutionary stock, 
he being a descendant of one of Washington's 
most able generals. Harry's father was .1 udge 
Isaac Carpenter Vail, deceased, born at White 
Plains, New York, in 1830. Judge Vail se- 
cured a liberal education in the State of his 
birth, and when a yuuth of eighteen found hi.s 
way iulo Cuyuhogn c.unty, an,! lur a linio was 



emjtioyed in teaching school at Royalton, this 
county. He studied law and was admitted to the 
bar in 1852. He was a good lawyer and gained 
pojiularity rapidly. 

In 1858 was elected Police Judge of the city, 
and was re-elected in 1800, and had not yet 
ci)niplot(Ml his second tcirm when his patriotism 
prompt<!d him to resign his oiKce and oifer his 
services to the Federal Government. He was 
commissioned Captain of Company A, One 
Hundred and Third Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 
his command being afterward a part of the 
Army of the Cumberland. He died at Dan- 
ville, Kentucky, August 10, 1863. 

Judge Vail was a gentleman of much native 
ability. In his training for the bar ho developed 
a splendid judicial mind. He sympathized with 
the unfortunate, but not to the extent of met- 
ing out to them anything short of exact justice. 

Judge Vail's father was Isaac Vail, a mer- 
chant of White Plains, New York, who married 
Ann Green Graham, born at Soraerstown, West- 
chester county, New York, June 10, 1802. 
Her father, Robert Graham, married Mary, a 
daughter of Benjamin Greene, a son of 'General 
Nathaniel Greene, the hero of many Revolu- 
tionary battles. Isaac Vail had an only child 
at his deatli, Judge I. C. Vail, father of our 
subject. Judge Vail married, in this county, 
liarbara, a daughter of John Van Husen from 
the ]\Iohawk Valley, of New York. The Van 
llnsens descended from the Holland Dutch who 
settled in Now Yoi'k when it was called New 
Netherlands. Two cliildren were born in the 
family of Judge and Mrs. Vail: Iza, now Mrs. 
Dr. S. W. Fowler of Delaware, Ohio; and 
Harry L. 

Harry attended J3rownell Street school in 
Cleveland, and the high school, preparing liim- 
self for entrance into the Ohio Wesleyan Uni- 
versity at Delaware. His first appearance in 
the University was in 1875. On account of his 
limited means ho was compelled to work his 
way thi'ough college, which he did, gradiuiting 
in 1870 as valedictorian of his class. About 
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aUYAUOOA COUNTY. 



came a roporter on The Herald, where lie re- 
inaineii fwo _year.-A and a lialf, and deeidiny to 
study hiw he iriade I he necc-t^ai) arrani^enient 
with Judges Stevenson Hnrke and W. 1!. 
Sanders to stndy in tiieir olliec. lie conlinned 
lo do news|)aper work, beinu- eity editor of tlui 
Sun and V.d.'e. In dune, iSHo, Mr. Vail was 
adinittetl to the har, and after a year's rest 
opened an utliee, and has since been a practicing 
attorney. ^ 

Mr. Vail has ahva3's been an ardent Itepnbli- 
can and quite active in behalf of his party 
candidates. In 1893 lie became a candidate tor 
the office of C-lerk of the Court of Coninion 
Pleas, was iKjuiiiiated and elected. Uc is a 
Mason, K'night of i'ythias and member of the 
Loyal Legion. 



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dstant to the Uev. A. U. Sidk 
jf the Church of the Immaculate (Jon- 
;eption of Cleveland, was bora March 
19, 1S44. His parents were John and Marga- 
ret (Dalton) Shea, both natives of Ireland. The 
father died jS^ovember 1, 1860, aged si.\ty-two 
years, and the mother died July 13, 1892, aged 
sixty-two years. They were life-long members 
of the Catholic Churcii. 

In 1852 these parents, with their entire fam- 
ily of eight cliildi-en, came to tho United States 
and settled in Cleveland, Ohio, where occurred 
the death of the parents and that of three of 
their sons and three daughters. Of the chil- 
dren there are now (1893) two sons living, of 
whom the suhject of this sketch is the elder. 
Tho younger is Edward Shea, a resident of 
Cleveland. 

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only two dilferent churches, namely, Sts. Peter 
and Paul in (^oderich an<l St. James in Seafort, 
the latter church being about twenty miles 
from (loderich; and here was spent the last ton 
years of his church work, prior to his coming 
to Cleveland in 1S91 to accept the position of 
assistant p.-istor to Kev. A. K. Sidh^.^a ])osi- 
tion he has since filled with a marked degree of 
acceptahility. 

Of the Church of the Immacidate Concej)- 
tion there ai-e 7U() families. It has one school 
of six rooms, with GOO pupils, taught by si.x 
ladies, four Ursulines and two lay lady teachers. 
The church is located at 1030 Superior street, 
and the building is 70 x 140 feet, with a seat- 
inr^ capacity for about 1,500 people. It is an 
English congregation, and here are attended 
three masses each Sunday, at (>, 8:20 and 10:20 
A. jM.; vespers and benediction are at 3:30 i'. m., 
and Sunday school at 2:30 c. m. 

Uev. Shea is an industrious and successful 
workci-. Among his people be is exti'eniely 
])0))ular, and in him is reposed the utmost con- 
fidence, and f(jr his niultifai-Jous duties he is 
thoroughly qualified, being a man of a high 
order of education and thoroughly devoted to 
his work. 



P TULIP MOTirJS was horn in Girard, 
Trumbull county, Ohio, June 15, 1855, 
a son of David Morris, who was Ijorn 
July 9, 1819, in Wales, arrived with his 
father's family in the United States, October 4, 
1S39, and died February 15, 18G2. In 1843 
he married Miss Dorothy Philpot, also a native 
of Wales and a daughter of William Philpot. 
They had six chil.lren, as foll.;ws: 

Mary, who married, June 8, 1803, A. V. 
Cannon, a native of Portage county, Ohio, born 
in 1834 and died July 10, 1867, leaving one 
child, Clara. Mrs. Cannon afterward married 
Captain Thomas AVils(,n, of the Wilson Transit 
Company, nam(Ml for liim; be is now a residt.nt 
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CUYAHOGA COUNTY. 



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10 died at the nn-e 
liidle and Mulnd, 



cliildreii: Daniel Morri 
of twelve years; and A 
now ^rowii np. 

William, \vlH,,lie,i at ll,eao;e o<i thirty-one in 
San Autoni,., 'IVxas, in lS7i». lie married Mi^s 
n,dle Wilbur and had threr chil<lren,---Nellie, 
Alice and William, I In; la-t inenti..nc.l of wh.,ni 
<]icd at thea^n, of two yiMrn. 

John, enoa-edintlu...,Hl l.usiness in Youn,-8. 
town, Ohio. lie married Mi.ss Klizaheth Uuh- 
hins, ,,f Niles, Ohio, and l.)avi<l is their only 
ehild. 

Dollie, now Mrs. F. U. O.shorn, of Cleveland; 
Mr. Ooborn also is eiioa(j;ed in tlie coal trade. 
In this family are five ehildren. 

Liiey, now Mrs. li. G. Miller, of this city. 

Mr. I'iiilip iCorris, on ajiproachini;; the years 
of nianliood, engaged himself in the vcs.'-rel busi- 
ness oti the lakes, witli Oajitaiii "Wilson, for 
si.\teeii years. During this lime lie and his 
brother John purchased the coal interests of the 
estate of Davii] Morris, and proceeded to mine 
what coal there was left in the mines. In 1891 
Mr. Philip Morris sold his vessel interest to 
Captain Wilson, and, entering partnership with 
Captain John Mitchell and others, formed wdiat 
is known as the Mitcludl Steamship Company 
of Mentor, Ohio, of which :\rr. Morris is vice 
president and dirictor. 

He was mairic'd O.'tober 22, 1 ST'd, to Miss 
Sarah Illizabrt h Lane, a native of I'hiladelpliia 
and a daughter of William and .Janet (^Moore- 
head) Lane, of that city. Mr. Lane is a native 
of riiilad(dj)hia, and ]\Irs. Lane is a native of 
Lri^tnl, rennsylvania. ]\tr. Morris has four 
children: IClizabetli Disston, William Phil- 
pot, Harry Lane and Douglas. The family are 
attendants at and sujiporters of St. I'aurs 
Church, Protestant Episcopal. 

Mr. Morris' grandfather, AVilliam Philjiot, a 
native of England, was at one time a partner of 
David Tod, once Governor of Ohio, in the coal 
business at Briar Hill, which is now a part of 
Toungstown. Moving to Yonngstown in 1S4G, 
lie endeavored to forma furnace company, asso- 
eiatin- with bims.,1 f .lonat ban Warner and ..Ih- 



ers in organizing the "Ohio Iron k, Mining 
Company," now known as the •' Eagle Furnace 
(V)m[)any." At that time Mr. Phil|)ot opiiiiod 
and developed the Wertz and Manning i5riar 
Hill coal mines, 'i'he furnace was built for the 
purpose of smelting ir(jn ore with raw stone 
roal. The etpiipmiMit was hazardous and was 

cial and otherwise; but energy and enterprise of 
Mr. Philpot triumphed over all; he is a man of 
resolute disposition and practical good sense. 
He always was successful, for he seemed to 
know exactly the right course to take; and his 
integrity has always been iin(|uestioned, hia 
wiird as good as a bond and his promises always 
reliable. He died in Liberty township, Trum- 
bull county, June 2, 1851. His wife died in 
Cleveland, in August, 1805. 

He has a most pleasant home, and at his 
home, with its charming surroundings, he finds 
his greatest pleasure. 

Concerning his father, David ]\Iorris, we 
should add that the memory of his noble and 



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the hearts of those 



who knew him long after that of most person- 
ages of his time. His name will be lianded 
down to future generations as inseparably asso- 
ciated with all that is noble. 




^vT. VINCENT'S ORPHAN ASYLUM, 
id, Ohio, conducted by the Sisters 
ty of St. Augustine, was estab- 
hed ill the year 1852, by Lishop Rappe, 
the hrst orphan being received on May 20, 
1853. A new building for the same purpose 
was erected on the same plat of ground, in 
1858. The building is large and commodious, 
accommodating at present over 100 orphans, who 
are trained and cared for by twenty-two Sisters 
of Charity. The orphans are kept until they 
reach their 1.3tli year, when suitable homes are 
found for them. The asylum is located on Monroe 



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CUYAIIOOA COUNTY. 



The same Sisters liave had also charge of Charity 
Hospital since its opening by Bishop Kappe, in 
1865. The hospital affords accommodations for 
about 100 patients, who are received without 
distinction as to creed or nationality. The in- 
stitution enjoys the confidence of the piiblic 
and has its f^jencroiis support, ranking atnotif 
tiio best appointed hospitals of the country. 

In close proximity to said Charity Hospital 
is the Lying-in-Hospital, also under the charge 
of those Sisters. It was established by Bishop 
Gihneur in 1873, and since its opening has done 
untold good to the unfortunates seeking and 
receiving shelter and care. At j)rcsent there 
are sixty foundlings and waifs receiving a 
motlier's care. 

The three above named institutions are tlie 
life's work of the Sisters of Charity in Cleve- 
land, and are most successfully managed by 
them. 

The superioress of these Sisters of Ciiarity is 
at present Mother Mary George, who was elected 
to her position on October 2, 1892, and has the 
general supervision of tlie institutions in charge 
of the Sisters, but has her residence at tlie 
mother-house of the community, located near 
Lakewood, a beautifid suburb of Cleveland. 



FHINEAS P. WRIGHT, Assistant Gen- 
eral Manager of the Lake Siiore & Mich- 
igan Southern Railway, was born in Her- 
kimer county, New York, February 12, 
1824. His father, a native of Keene, New 
Hampshire, was a saddler and harness-maker by 
trade: he died when Phineas P. was a mere lad. 
The mother, whose parents emigrated from 
Scotland to America, was married a second time, 
to Elias L. Rose of Niagara county. New York. 
The two families tlius connected removed to the 
Territory of Michigan, and settled at Bronson, 
Branch county; there tlio children were reared 
upon a farm, enjoying such educational privi- 
leges as were afforded by tlio three months' 
session of tlio district school. This was the ox- 



tent of Mr. Wright's opportunities, excepting 
the six months spent as a student in the La 
Grange Collegiate Institute, Ontario, La Grange 
county, Indiana. 

Arriving at the age of maturity he secured a 
position in the dry-goods store of Asa T. Groeii- 
dykc at Coldwater, Michigan, wliere he contin- 
ued until liis election to tiio ofiice of County 
Clerk of Branch county; he filled tiiis cilice, as 
well as that of Clerk of the Courts of Record 
and Register in Chancery, for six years, retiring 
January 1, 1855. He then resumed farming, 
and at the end of the next three years removed 
with his family to Linn county, Missouri. 
There he prepared a set of abstracts of title for 
the county, and embarked in the real-estate 
business,which he conducted until the com- 
mencement of the war of the Rebellion. He 
immediately thereafter resigned the ofiice of 
Mayor of the town of Linneus to which lie had 
been elected, and returned to Michigan, where he 
became the agent of the Michigan Southern & 
Northern Indiana Railroad Company at Cold- 
water. In the fall of 1865 lie took the position 
of track master of the La Porte division of said 
railroad. In the autumn of 1866 he was trans- 
ferred to the agency of the same company at 
Detroit. In January, 1870, he was promoted 
to the position of Superintendent of the Kala- 
mazoo division of the Lake Shore & Michigan 
Southern Railway. June 1, 1871, he was trans- 
ferred to the superintendency of the Buffalo 
division of the same railway. September 1, 
1873, he accepted the position of Superintend- 
ent of Transportation of the Erie Railway, with 
headquarters in New York city, serving in this 
capacity until October, 1881; he then returned 
to the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Rail- 
way as General Superintendent, a position he 
held until January 1, 1892, when he was pro- 
moted to the position of Assistant General Man- 
ager, which he still fills. He has been in con- 
tinuous railroad service for thirty-three years, a 
record in itself that needs no commentary. 

Mr. AVright was united in marriage at Cold- 
water, Michigan, January 1, 1852, to Miss 



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CCfFAlWGA COUNTY. 



687 



Lovinu A. Warner, wlu.so futliur, Jndao Harvey 
Warner, was a pioneer of Eraiicli county, having 
emigrated from Pentield, New York. Mrs. 
Wrigiit was tlie second wiiite ciiiid born in that 
county. This marriage lias been blessed with 
the birth of four ciiildren: Jloiner, the eldest, 
died at the age <jf nineteen years; Loreno, the 
wife of Charles II. Dickinson, resides at Cohl- 
water, JVlichigan; Alay is the wife of William 
Canby, and resides in St. Paul, Minnesota; 
Charles, a youth of sixteen years, is now a stu- 
dent in the Harvard School for Boys, at Chicago. 



Mr. and Mrs. Writrht also reared from inf 



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an adopted daughter, May Warner Conger, an 
only child of Mrs. Wright's deceased sister; she 
is now the wife of Asa A. Davidson and lives in 
Chicago. 



JOHN P. SPENCER.— In the decease of 
Jtihn P. Spencer, which occurred on Au- 
gust 12, IS'JO, at his home in Kockport 
township, Cuyahoga county sustained the loss 
of one of its most worthy and respected citizens, 
lie was a native of Erookfield, Madison 
county, New York, wliere lie was born May 24, 
1805, to Jonathan and Molly (Jones) Spencer, 
the second of a family of eight children. Botii 
his fatlier and mother were natives of East 
Greenwich, Rhode Island, where the former was 
born December 6, 1778, and the latter on No- 
vember 27, 1781. Jonathan Spencer, the father, 
emigrated to Erookfield, Madison county, New 
York, in 1803, and settled on a farm. In early 
life he was a tanner and currier, and in later 
years engaged in shoemaking. In 1834 he re- 
moved to Olmsted Falls, Cuyahoga county, Ohio, 
where he died February 7, 1837. His wife's 
death occurred at the same place two years prior 
to his, namely, on February 10, 1835. 

Our subject passed his boyhood at home, 
assisting his father and attending the district 
sclio<d, where he received a good English edu- 
cation. [I|)on attaining his majority he started 
out on his own account to make his way in the 



world. He engaged in fai'iii woi'k during four 
seasons, and also during the winter months 
taught in the district scluiols of Rrooklield 
townshij) for two seasons. lie was indubtrious, 
economical and ambitious to have a homo of his 
own, and to this object bent all his energies. 
AVith a few liundred dollars saved fn.m his 
earnings, he left his native place in 1830, and 
turning his steps westward settled in Cuyahoga 
county, Ohio. There, in the southwestern part 
of Rock|)0rt township, he purchased a fertile 
tract of 125 acres, which at that time were 
covei'ed by the dense forest, and began the work 
of maldng for himself a home. Two years 
later, on the 13th of March, 1S32, he married 
Miss Electa M. Beach, who was born ]\lay 21, 
1811, at Norfolk, Litchfield county, Connecti- 
cut, to Junia and Hannah (Ingraham) Beach. 
She was a woman of most estimable qualities 
and much force of character, and throughout 
their happy married life of fifty-eight years she 
was a worthy helpmeet of her worthy husband. 
Her decease occurred on February 24, 180U. 
After having lived together for fifty years, they 
celebrated their golden wedding on the 13th of 
March, 1882, and were the recipients of many 
beautiful and appropriate presents, as tokens of 
affection and esteem. 

Mr. Spencer was a man of clear foresight, 
enei'gy and thrift. Independent, self-reliant 
and with a high sense of honor, ho made his 
way from hunililo circumstances to a position of 
influence among his fellow-citizens. He was a 
man of domestic tastes, simple in his habits and 
devoted to his family and friends. His chari- 
ties were bestowed with a generous hand. Un- 
der his hospitable roof were always help and 
good cheer for the needy, and no worthy person 
was ever turned from his door empty-handed. 
He was prosperous and by his thrift and indus- 
try accumulated an ample competency, which 
he used unselfishly. He at one time owned 
225 acres of land, but prior to his death dis- 
tributed all of it among his children. 

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tions to wliicii he was exiled by his fellow-citi- 
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his aniliitioii. To do good and helji others was 
to him a noiile end. ^ Physically .Mr. Spencer 
was a well r,.rnie(l man, and few "wouhi accom- 
plish more in his LusinesH at middl.^ life than 
he; and he has relate-l that nnlil after the ago 
of seventy years lie had not called for the 
service of a jjjiysu'iaii on acconnt of illness for 
himself. One of the traits of his chaiacter was 
his love for cliildren; there were hut few whose 
conhdence he could not ohtain, and made them 
feel that in him they had a friend. Also his 
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In his native State lie was called to servo in 
the militia and served as an otficer in his com- 
pany, and afterward received a commission as 
Ensign from the then governor of New York, 
Martin Van Buren, and held it until he re- 
moved to Ohio. In politics he was a Demo- 
crat until the time of the Civil war, wdien lie 
identified himself with the Eepublican jiarty. 
He had liis choice wlio should hold oiiice, and 
exercised his right by voting at each succeeding 
election for the person or principle that seemed 
l)est. It is not known that he ever missed 
voting, after Iteing of legal age, at a general 
election during his long life. His sound judg- 
ment and high sense of honor were prominent 
characteristics, so that his counsels were often 
fought hy his neighbors and friends who hoii- 
oi-ed liim in his lifetime and revere his memory. 
To these atid to his family he left the best of all 
legacies, the influence and example of a noble, 
self-sacrificing life. 

There were born to TVIr. and Mi-s. Spencer six 
children. Of these Henry 1!., horn June 2-f, 
183;5; Mary U., born March 25, 1H35, was 
married November 27, ISo^, to James A. Pot- 
ter, and died on November 7, 1890; Hannah 
L., born January 17, 1837, was married Febru- 
ary 2, hSr.O, to KrAncis W. Mastick; Amos P., 



born January 21, 1839, married Miss Nellie 
:\Iastiek on March 21, 18G1; John W., born 
June 30, 1811, married Miss Doborah Gold- 
wood on December 24, 186(5; and Frank J., 
born September IG, lS4!t, married Miss Lou 
Palmer on November 25, 1872. John \Y . 
served as a volunt(^er in tlic Fifte(Mith Oliio 
liattory for three and a half years, during the 
war of the Kehellion. 

All', and Mi-s. Spencer were both interred in 
Fail-view cemetery in Kockport, ^vllel•e a suit- 
able monument marks their last resting place 
on earth. 



[[JfKNRV P. SPENCER.— One of the 
Yr\ substantial and rejjresentative citizens of 
11 i Cuyahoga county, Ohio, is Henry P. 
' Spencer, of Pockport townshiji, and his 

life fitly illustrates what one may accomplish by 
pei'sistently following a fixed and honorable 
purpose. He comes of sturdy New England 
stock and inherits the manly qualities and vir- 
tues that characterized his worthy father, the 
late John P. Spencer, whose biographical sketch 
ajijiears on another p:ige of this volume. 

Henry P. Spencer was born on the 2J:th day 
of June, 1833, in Itockport township, in what 
is now known as " Rocky Eiver Hamlet." He 
was reared on the old homestead, and received 
a thorough F]nglish education in the common 
schools of his township, which were of unusu- 
ally high onler, and also studied for a time at 
Paldwin University at Rerea. After attaining 
his majority, he took a course of lectures at the 
Ohio Agricultural College then located at 
Cleveland, and which he now looks back upon 
with pleasure, and wishes that every young 
man could avail himself of the privileges and 
instruction which biich a course alfoi'ds. Ho 
has always been a man of alfairs with an in- 
quiring turn of mind and has ke[it himself well 
informed on matters of popular and current in- 
terest. With him education never ceases. 



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vitiiig study, the days are too short to learn it 
all. He occasioiially cuiitributes articles to 
some oJ: the leading jjcriodicals devoted to the 
subjects of agriculture, horticulture and science, 

gation and cxpei-inients. All his life he has 
hiul a Fcindiicss fur rniif -;_n'i>wing, inal<ing grajio 



as an authoi'ity in iiorticultural nuittei'S, as ho 
lias made numerous successful experiments in 
iiiti-odncing new vai'ieties of grapes. At the 
same time he gi\'es i^eneral farniiufr a full share 
of his time and attention. Following his agri- 
cultural and horticultni-al pursuits from an in- 
nate love of (hem, his constant study has been 
to secure the hii^rhygt and l)est results from his 
work. His linely improved and highly culti- 
vated lands bear ample testimony of the success 
of his methods. [n ac(juiring the land he now 
owns he commenced in a small way with a few 
acres, and has added to them as C(jnditions and 
circumstances seemed fa\-orable until he has be- 
come the owner of one hundred and ei<;hty 
(180) acres of fine land, forty acres of which 
lie in the township of Dover, in a beautiful and 
romantic situation on the soutli shore of Lake 
Erie, at a jdace known as Dover Bay Park, 
wliich has been found well adapted to growing 
the finest of grapes, to which a share of it is 
devoted. 

As a man and citizen Mr. Spencer has always 
held a high place in the esteem of all who have 
known him, and his fellow-citizens have hon- 
ored him with numerous positions of responsi- 
bility and trust, in all of which his conduct has 
been marked by the utmost fidelity, and he has 
acquitted hiniself with much credit and uni- 
versal satisfaction. Fie is a man of the highest 
integrity, prompt and careful; and in all his 
business transactions, as well as in every thing 
else, he "seeks to do unto others as ho would 
have others do unto him." His life has been 
one of unselftish devotion to his family and 
friends, and in all his social and other relations 
he bears himself as a bigh-min.led irentlonrm, 
whoso chief desire is to make the world liri-liter 



and better. Warmliearteil, alfable and genial, 
he attracts to himself many friends, and esteems 
it a pleasure to do for them. 

Mr. Spencer is an earnest advocate of all 
matters (if public interest, and contributes gen- 
erously of both time and money to further all 
movements calculated to inipiove and benefit 
the community. lie was one id' the pioneer 
movers in organizing the liock[)orl and Dovei' 
riank Koad Company, and became one of its 
iirst stockholders and directors, lie was after- 
wards Superintendent of the road for one year 
and treasurer for three years. This i-oad was a 
great advantage to the people along the lino 
and to the surrounding coiuitiy by ali'.>rding 
them better facilities for getting their jiroilucu 
to market. In j)olitical sentiment ]\Ir. Spencer 
is a zealous Republican and in his religious be- 
lief is liberal and broad-minded and cheerfully 
accords to othei-s that independence of thought 
and action that lie asks for himself. His has 
been an active lib', full of gooil works, and none 
deserNes more than be to be ranked among our 
intliiential and self-made men. 



ALTER PERCIVAL RICE, chief en- 
/\y g'"<-'er of the city of Cleveland, was 
* born in this city, September 2, 1855. 
After taking a course in tiie public schools he 
was prepared for a scientific course under the 
tutorship of John D. Crehore, a civil engineer, 
and then, entering the school of civil engineer- 
ing at the Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, he 
graduated in 187G, receiving the degree of (!. E. 
Returning to Cleveland he was for several years 
engaged in street work, dredging and in the 
construction of the Superior street viaduct, 
under B. F. Morse and S. 11. Miller. Then 
special practice, including bridge work, received 
his attention for a short time. Subsetjiieiitly, 
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of Engineers of tlie State of Ohio, and thun ho 
served three years as city civil engineer of 
Cleveland. Finally, after a lapse of time, he 
was, ill 1893, appointed to the position he now 
holds. 

Among other works done by ]\Ir. Rice, he 
designed the Bronkiyn and JJrigiiton viatluct 
and snjjerintended the constrnctioti of the same. 
Jle was also consnlting engineer for the Wheel- 
ing Arch, which is tlio third largest Btrncturo 
of its kind in the world. Mr. Rice lias do- 
signed sewerage systems for several towns, was 
one of the founders of the Civil Engineers' 
Club of Cleveland, and is a member of the 
American Society of Civil Engineers. He has 
been a zealous worker in behalf of the National 
Public Works movement as represented by the 
McCulloni-]3reckenridge bill, a piece of legisla- 
tion looking to the introduction of a system of 
internal improvements similar to other civilized 
nations. lie is the author of several articles 
contributed to scientific journals and read be- 
fore the Engineers' Club of this city, also the 
Engineers' Club of Chicago. His statements 
in regard to the currents oti' Cleveland and the 
final disposition of the city's sewage were favor- 
ably reviewed by one of the leading American 
experts. 

He is a son of Percy W. Rice, who was born 
in the State of Ohio. 



'Jr^j AW JACKSON, one of the well-known 
F"^ farmers of (Jrange township, Cuyahoga 
11 ¥\ county, was born at Marrick, Yorkshire, 
V England, September 24, 1833, a son of 

Raw and Jane (Lonsdale) Jackson, also natives 
of that place, who were the parents of twelve 
children. They located on the farm where our 
subject now resides in 1835, where they re- 
mained until death, and were buried at this 
place. 

Raw Jackson, whose name iieads this sketch, 
came Xo Orange township when two years of 
ago. He now owns a well improved farm of 



14-3 acres, where he has a good dwelling house, 
two good barns, one 3-4 .\ 44 feet, and the other 
30x40 feet, has all the other necessary farm 
improvements, and, in addition to general farm- 
ing, is e,\tensi\-ely engaged in stock-raising. 

In 1SG5, at Mayliold, Ohio, ]\[r. Jackson was 
united in marriage with Maria Walkden, a na- 
tive of Warrensville, Cuyahoga county, and a 
daughter of James and AFary (Rarker) AValkden, 
tlic former a native of Lancastorshire, and the 
latter of Yorkshire, England. Roth died at 
Warrensville, Ohio, at the ages of eighty-six 
and eighty-eight years, respectively. Mr. and 
Mrs. Walkden had seven children, — Robert, 
Mary, Amos, Moses, Martha and Maria (twins), 
and Lucy. Mr. and Mrs. Raw Jackson have 
three sous, — George V., Frank C. and Arthur 
W. Frank C. and George Veach have a farm of 
100 acres in Orange township. Mr. Jackson is 
one of the leading farmers of his community, 
and is a well known and respected citizen. 



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HOPPENSACK, secretary and 
treasurer of The Savings, Building & 
,oan Company, of Cleveland, was bora 
in this city, July 17, 1859. His early educa- 
tion was received in the public schools of his 
native city, after which he entered Fort AVayne 
Theological Seminary, iiaving for his object tlie 
better e(piipment of himself foi' a life of gen- 
eral usefulness. There, however, his studies 
were interrupted by sickness, and at the end 
of three years' work ho was obliged to leave 
the institution. In the fall of 1878 he began 
the study of law under the instructions of Judge 
J. D. Cleveland, in whose office he remained 
nine years and four months, doing all the clerical 
work and much of the preliminary work in the 
preparation of court cases. He was never ex- 
amined for admission to the bar. In February, 
18S7, County Recorder A. T. Anderson offered 
him a place in his office as deputy, which he 
accepted, entering upon his duties at once. lie 
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OUTAHOOA COUNT r. 



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datile catnlidntc for nomination for Count 



cordtT, but lost it in 
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Janiiarv 1, 1892 



he was ap])ointed cashier of the Collector of 
Ctistmns, receiving his ap]iointuient from Capt. 
]\r. n. (Jary. This position he i-osirfno<l the fol- 
lowinir month in oi'der to aocei)t the place he 
now fills 80 creditably. 

Air. JLopponsack is a son of II. F. Iloppcn- 
saclc, deceased, who was born in Prussia and 
who came to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1844. The 
other members of the family are as follows: 
Fred E., a carpenter; Frank F., shipping clerk 
for the American Lubricating Oil Works; Anna, 
wife of Edward Jordan; Kate E. ; Lillie, wife of 
Charles Lang; and J. F. W. 

The subject of our sketch was married in 
Cleveland, to JMiss Harm, daughter of Michael 
Harm, who was born in Germany. Her mother's 
maiden name was CroUy. Air. and Airs. IIop- 
pensack's children are Emma Loretta and (.)lga 
Bertha. 

In politics Air. Iloppensack is a radical Re- 
publican. He is a member of the Knights of 
Pythias, National Union, and Royal League; was 
one of the founders of the Tipjiecanoe Club. 



5'AAIUEL COZAD, Sr., the earliest rep- 
t\ resentative of the family in Ohio, came 
— -' to Cleveland in 1808, accompanied by his 
wife, Jane Mcllratli Cozad, and their eight 
children. lie settled on a tract of land now 
crossed by Euclid avenue and partly occupied 
by the grounds of Adelbert College. His lirst 
purchase consisted of 100 acres, but before his 
death he and his six' sons owned all the land lying 
between Doan brook and the Dugway which 
])asses through Lake View cemetery. A typi- 
cal pioneer he knew no fear of hardship or 
privation and labored with untiring energy for 
the accomplishment of his ends. He was a man 
of the strictest integrity and worthy of the great 
respect in which he was held. The names (,f his 
cliilihvnar.^: Jacob, Klias, Anna, Samuel, Henry, 
Sarali, .Andrew and Nallianicd C. 



Andrew Cozad, father of U. E. Cozad, of this 
city, was born in Washington county, l^onnsy- 
Ivania, November 7, 1801, and died Alay 20, 
1873, after a life of useful activity. A lad of 
se\-en years when his parents came to the west- 
ern frontier, he also tasted of the {)rivations of 
pi(ineer life, and grew to manhood amiilst the 



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four. May 12, 1825, he was united in marriage 
to Sally Simmons, a daughter of Ephraim and 
Polly (Spai'ger) Simmons. Mrs. Cozad was 
born at New Hartford, Oneida county, New 
York, August 17, 1805, and died April 6, 1884. 
Nine children were born of this union: Jane 
Celestia, Alary Ann, Nathaniel C, Justice L., 
Charlotte, Andrew Dudley, Henry Irving, Sarah 
L., and Alarcus Eugene. As he grew to mature 
years he became deeply interested in public 
affairs, and lilled many of the local ottices. He 
was also active in educational and temperance 
work, and from the founding of Shaw Academy 
until his death was a trustee of that institution. 
He was a faithful reader of the Congressional 
Globe, and was thoroughly posted upon all 
matters of national interest. Ilis creed was, 
" He that feareth God and worketh righteous- 
ness is accepted." 

Justice L. Cozad was born in Cleveland, Ohio, 
and grew to manhood upon his father's farm. 
He received his education in the public school 
with two years at Austinburg and one year in 
the Cleveland University. In 1852 he entered 
the employ of the Cleveland, Columbus & Cin- 
cinnati Railway Company, and three years later 
joined the Government survey in Kansas and 
Nebraska. In 1861 he went on the Bellefon- 
taine railroad as chief engineer and general 
superintendent, and also had control of the Bee 
Line and Cleveland, Columbus & Cincinnati 
Railway from Cleveland to St. Louis. He lo- 
cated and built the line between Indianapolis 
and Terre Haute, acting as chief engineer. In 
1876 he went into the abstract business under 
the lirm name of Odell & Cozad, this relation- 
shin exislin- nine years. At the en<l of this 



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CUYAUUOA OOUM'Y, 



Cozail, Beltz & Bates, who do a liir<j;u ami [iros- 
purous aljstract Im^iiir^s. Ilu was niaiiii'd in 
1858 to Miss Art.MiiiMa Wliilniiin, a uaii\o n{ 
tliis city and one of the iL'arliera in tlic jiuhlie 
scliools. They arc the parents of [uur children: 
Florence S. is at home; Olive is the wile of Mr. 
J3ates of the ah-sti-iet coinjiany; Jennie and 
(iertrnile are missionaries to Japan, whei-e they 
have been since 1888. Jennie was married in 
the " Flowery Kingdom" to the iiev. Horatio 
I',. Newell, and they have two children. liefi.re 
going to Ja]i;in tlaso two daughters spent a year 
in prej.aiation at Uberlin College. Their de- 
parture was the lirst break in the family circle, 
but they deemed their mis.-.i(m worthy of the 
sacrilice. J!oth are tho]-oui;hly well educated 
and accomplished, and they have made admir- 
able records. 

i\[odes of travel being yet quite primitive in 



Jaiian, Mr. Co/ad sent his daunht 



gnters e:i 



wheel, one a bicycle and tlie o\Urv a tricycle; 
these inventions of llie ninelcenlli century have 
allbi-ded them much comfort and pleasure in 
the hir-distant land of the Alikado. 



r^AMi'i;!.: "■,.: 

G. SIPIIEll. — America is so thorouglily 
cosmopolitan in the make-up of her popii- 
=i lace, representing all sorts and conditions 
of men from all sections of the globe, that 
it would be difhcnlt to determine with any 
degree of satisfaction as to which foreign nation 
has contributed the best element in our con- 
glomerate national fabric. It is, however, safe 
to t-ay that Clermany has gi\en us a large con- 
tintient of strong, honest, enternri^iiifr, intellect- 



lat 



ual and ])atriotic citizens, and 
much to the inlluenco of this element. 

The subject of this brief sketch now holds 
the responsible preferment as Dejtuty Treasurer 
of CJuyahoga county, ii position whoso holding 
stands in unmistakable evidence of his character 
and ability. 11. (}. Sipher was born in the 
kingilom of Wurtemberg, (-iernuiny, Septenibei' 
3, 1812, being a son of (iotllob an. I U'coina 



Sipher. 


He 


native 1 


and, r( 


in the 


public 


sevenlet 


nth bi 


young 
Amerie 


nan ] 



u,g 



)assed his boyhood days 
C(!iving his educatiomil tr 

schools there. Finally, as his 
rthday annivers;iry drew near, the 
repared liim.-elf to emigrate to 
can well imagine wdiat must 
have been the hojies and :is|jirations of the ytjutli 
at that time and how he must have been an 
object of solicitous care to the honest and faith- 
ful friends who assembled in the village street 
to wish him (iod speed on his eventful voyage 
and t(j e.xtend the best wishes for iiis success 
and happiness. To thus break away from home 
d 



that few, 
r subject was 
his birthday 
(Jn reaching 

foi'thwith to 
he residence 

he remained 
ho interim at 



ties implies a courages and f. 
perhaps, realize. In due timi 
in transit on the dee]), pissi 
anniversary, noted above, at s( 
the United States he procee 
Medina, Ohio, which place v\ 
of an older broth.u-. In that 
until iSTl, being ein|.l.)yed 
the shoemaker's trade. 

In January, 18(35, with a patriotic devotion 
for his adopted country, he enlisted for service 
in the late civil conflict, becoming a member of 
Company A, One Hundred and Seventy sixth 
Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He had taken out 
his naturalization papers in the November previ- 
ous and his first Dallot for President was cast 
for Abraham Lincoln. Iiis loyalty to the cause 
was firm and true and he serveil in the war un- 
til its close, being musteied out at Nashville, 
Tennessee. 

In 1871 Mr. Sipher came to Cleveland and 



enga 


ged to clerk in 


the <1 


■y-goods 


bubiness of 


J. C 


Spietl 


on Wo 


.dland 


avenue. 


Three years 


later 


he sti 


irted a 


Iry-go, 


(Is estal 


lishment on 


Lora 


n strei 


t, West 


Side, 1 


uul there 


carried on a 


bUCCI 


ssfnl h 


usinoss 


intil 1888, who 


I ho disposed 


of th 


e same 


two years latoi 


acceptii 


g his present 



position as a deputy in the olKce of the County 
Treasurer. From 1881 to 188:J he was a mem- 
ber of the Hoard of Ivlncation; he was at one 
time Deputy Sherill", and has held 



In hi 



politi. 
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CUYAHOOA COUNTY. 



tlie RepuMiean pnrty, and lie has lieeii a ineiubor 
of tlie Ilepuhlicau Central Oi.ni;nittce ior the 
past eight years. 

In tlioniattcrdfrratei-naiaililiationsiMr.Sipher 
retains a lueuilnTrihii) in the 1. (). (). F., hei.ni; 
connei-teil with Amazon Fjodiro, No. 507; with 
North Winn- l.;ncanii,nmnt, No. SS, and with 

Lakeside Canton, No. 2'.). lie in Co lissar.y 

< of the Si.\th Ke^iniunt, with the title of Ca[)tain. 
He is a trustee of the order, and has tilled the 
chairs of (4rand Secretary of the Ohio iJivisi.m 
of the Independent Ordcirof Foresters, of which 
he has been a nieniber for the past fifteen years. 
He is also a member of the G. A. K., Army & 
Navy Post. 

Jnly U, 1805, he was united in inarriai^e to 
Elizabeth Sclinioltz, and their home has been 
brightened by the presence of three children, 
one of whom, Arthur, tlied at the age of twelve 
years. The two who remain are Cora L. and 
Charles F. The pleasant home of our subject 
is at No. 1007 Lorain sti-eet. 



cum c 
tency 



^ A. Mr EL C. EVANS, M. I).~()ccupying 
'^\ a position of unmistakable prominence 
*!^'' among the members of the Cleveland 
ledical profession, and recoiijnized as a physi- 
high attainments, there is signal consis- 
according to L)r. Evans a place is this 
volume, lie is the niatuiger of the Evans Med- 
ical Dispensary, located at No. 43 Public Sijuare, 
and is one nf the most capable practitioners in 
the city, in his line. He is what is technically 
known as a sjiecialist, giving his attention par- 
ticulai-ly to tlie treatment of disorders of the 



ski 



ih.od. Th, 



t<^nde 



q)e- 



cialize the dillorent branches of medical science 
in reference to tln^ treatment of spi^cilic diso;ises 
or maladies of allied ordei', is one that is to be 
looked upon with satisfaction and approval by 
all who understand tlie ti-end of the matter. It 
is dimply an imp,.s.-ibilify for a |,hysician in 
general praclice t,. keep him-self Ihor.mghly in- 



gation and experiment, as to the advances made 
in the treatment of the manifold diseases to 
which human llesh is luur. It is then expedi- 
ent that there should bo patiiological specialistB 
or (ixpeits, men who have not covei'cd the entire 
ivalm of medical study but who.-ie decisions in 

ment may Ik' considc'red as authoritative. 

Dr. iM-ans was burn in the city of Cleveland, 
March 2'J, 1815, a son uf William and Anne 
(Welch) Ev;ins, both of wliom were natives of 
Ireland. Tlieir mai'riage occurred in New York 
city, and they came westward to Cleveland as 
early as IS^I). The father was a contractor, 
having given special attention to railway con- 
sti-uctiou. A notewoj-thy fact is, that he jjut 
in operation the lirst di'ay ever u;etl in the city 
of Cleveland. He was a man of sterling inteo-- 
rity, and was held in high esteem. He died in 
1874-, at the advanced age of eighty-four years, 
his widow passing away five years later, at the 
age of seventy-eight. They had eleven chil- 
dren, of whom we make record as follows: 
James Evans, who was chief engineer of the 
ill-fated steamer Lac la Belle, — which was run 
into by the steamer Milwaukee and sunk in 
November, 1860, — and tJuis lost his life while 
at his post of duty. Tliree years later the ves- 
sel was raised and once more put into service, 
only however to meet a similar disaster, going 
to the bottom whilo on the lonte but ween Grand 
Haven and Milwauki-c, entailing the loss of 
many lives. The boat was again rai.-ed, I'e- 
paired and put into operation, and for the limd 
time went down, with all on boaid! 

John W. Evans, the second son, is the pat- 
entee of the appliances utilized in extracting 
linseed oil by the use of naplitha, and is the 
general superintendent of the (Cleveland Lin- 
seed Oil. Company, in which he is a large stock- 
holder. This company has two extensive plants, 
one located in Chicago and the other in Cleve- 
land. 

Willie, the thinl son, did when only a year 
and a half old. Margaret is ihe wife of 1'. 



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OIT7AIT0GA OOUNTT. 



alietli is tho \vi(l,,\v of J. N. Walsli, once a pros- 
perous grocer of the same city; Mary is the 
wife of Joliti Welsh, of Cleveland; Joseph is a 
iiiacliiiiistof this city. Ho enliste<l, in ISHl, for 



in th 



in (^oi 



ipany 



Ohio Volunteer Infantry, heing only seventeen 
years of age, and served eontinnously for three 
years and twenty-nine days, participating in 
nearly eighty general engagements. Being a 
men) her of the Army of tlie Potomac, he took 
part in nearly all its engHgenienta. Was ne\'er 
wounded or taken prisoner. The seventh child 
is Richard, who is now solicitor for the Mann- 
I'acturers' Ilecord, of Baltimore, IMaryland. lie 
also saw active service on the lield of battle, 
going out as a drummer boy at the age of four- 
' teen years, in the same company which his 

brother Joseph entered. At length he returned 
home, and afterward enlisted in the Sixty-first 
Ohio Volunteer Infantry as a private, was even- 
tually taken sick, sent to the hospital and finally 
discharged, by reason of disability. Frances is 
the wife of Frank AV^agner, an old prominent 
; funeral ilirector of Cleveland; and George is 

1 agent for the Cincinnati Brewing Company, 

'.i his territory embracing northern Ohio. 

Dr. Evans, the subject of this sketch, re- 
I ceived his preliminary education in the jtublic 

■' schools of Cleveland, and in 188G took one 

course of lectures at the Western Reserve Col- 
lege, and completed liis studies at New York in 
1887. lie had gained a practical knowledge of 
medicine and had been in successful practice for 
years prior to entering a medical college, having 
from the beginning given special attention to 
slan and blood diseases. In those special lines 
he has treated many severe cases of chronic dis- 
ease, and has efl'ected some really remarkable 
cures by reason of his thorough knowledge of 
the nature of the disorders and the most effec- 
tive remedial agents to be employed. 

In 186'J the Doctor married Miss Louisa An- 
toinette AVeinstein, a native of New York city 
and of French extraction. They have had two 
children: (ieorgie, who died in early childhood; 
and Samuel William, a member of the r.lass of 



1805 in the medical department of the West 
ern Keservo University, and a young man of 
much promise. 

As to liis p(_)litical predilections Dr. Evans is 
an iiiilepend(Uit thiidcer and voter. In his per- 
sonal a])pearance lie is prepossessing and of tine 
manner and addi'ess, genial and courteous, and 
is honored and epteemed ])rofessionally and so- 
cially. He is a veteran of the war of the Re- 
bellion, liaving served as a member of Company 
E, of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Volunteer 
Infantry. 



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ENERAL II. N. WIIITBECK, of Berea, 
Ohio, was born in Columbia county, New 
York, in December, 183G. AVhen he was 



larents removed to Mon- 



roe county, that State, win 
hood days until he was th 



passed liis boy- 
years olil, when 
the family removed to Lorain county, Ohio. He 
acquired a good business education in Olierlin 
College, and was first employed as clerk in a 
store at Elyria, Ohio, and in 1858 came to 
Berea and engaged in mercantile business until 
October, 18G1, when he recruited Company E, 
Sixty-tifth Ohio Regiment, being commissioned 
Captain of the company. He served in that 
capacity until December, 1802, wiien he was 
promoted Major; the following spring he was 
commissioned Lieutenant Colonel, and afterward 
Colonel, and still later brevetted Brigadier- 
General, serving till August, 1865. He was 
wounded three times: first at the battle of Stone 
river, slightly; next at Cliickamauga, severely, 
the missile passing through the left arm, en- 
tered the left side, and was extracted from 
under the right shoulder blade; and lastly at 
Kenesaw mountain, severely, so that lie nearly 
lost his life. For nearly a year he served on 
court martial, at Nashville, Tennessee. 

On leaving the army he returned to Berea, 
and on account of ill health was unable to en- 
gage in active business. In the autumn of 1881 
he was clecred IVeasurcr of Cuyahoga county, 









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CUYAHOGA COUNTY. 



on tlie Kepuliliean ticket, iuul at tlio end of two 
years was re-electCHl. Jle lias iloiie con,si(.lei'ablt3 
work for liis party. Fraternally, lie is a meni- 
l)L-r of llio '.Masonic order, tiic L.iyal Lef,'ion and 
tiie (irand Army of the Ilepiddic. 

lie was niarrieil in |,(,rain (M.unty, OJiio, l(. 
Miss iMaiicrs (!. I'erry, a native (d' Klyria, tiiat 
ciHinty. She died in IJerea, in Angiist, IKSC, 
after a sliert illness, leaving four children, as 
follows: Mai-y A., who became the wife of V. 
T. I'onieroy; Helen F., wlio is the wife of F. 
F. Schneider; Horatio N., the yonngest son, 
died in Cleveland, at the age of twenty-one; and 
William P., who died at IJerea, at the age of 
thirty-one years. 



QFOIiGF CAKLTON iMAFFS, one of the 
f leading undertakers and fiirniture dealers 
I of Oollinwood, was hnrn in Mayiiel.l 
' townsliip, Onyahoga c(iunty, Ohio, Jnne 
29, 18-1:4, a son of Kiel S. and Mary Jane 
(Field) ifapes, the former horn in New York 
and the latter near Lake Champlain, Vermont, 
'i'he father, a farmer hy occupation, was Cap- 
tain of the first militia ever organized in this 
section. He came with his mother, Julia 
(Smith) Mapes, to Cuyahoga county in 1812, 
his father, Seth Mapes, having arrived here a 
few days befoi'e, and was preparing a home for 
his family. Mrs. ]\[apes covered an o.\ cart 
with canvas, made such preparations as she 
could for the journey, and with her children 
staited for Cuyahoga county. She cared for 
her little ones and drove the oxen the entire 
distance, arriving safely in due time, as much 
to the ])leasure as to the surprise of hoi' lius- 
hand. She was a woman of woiuKu-fnl eourago, 
aiid was well and fav,,raldy kn.Avn in hor com- 
munity. Sim lived to the age of eighty-.seven 



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which the family located 



was contiguous to the Garfield place, and is 
still in possession of the ]\[apes family. When 



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of age Hiel Mapes, the fatlier . 
It thirl v-tW(. cor.l.sof wood, U 



which he received the first pair of boots he ever 
owned. In addition to his other interests, he 
served as 'J'ownship 'J'rustee nearly one-half of 
his life. He died at the age of si.Nty-seveii 
.yi'ars. 1 1 is ^jiotless life, lidelity and integrity 
will be cherished by all who know him, and to 
know him was to lov(. an<l a<lmire him for his 
many virtuiis and his gooil business methods. 
Afr. Mapes was thn'C tinn^s mari'ied, and our 
subject is the seventh in a family of thirteen 
children, all of wdiom are living. Mrs. Mapes 
died in 1848, at tiie age of thirty-two years. 
She joined tlie Methodist Episcopal Church in 
early life, and lovingly continued in its commun- 
ion until Iier death. They soon became accus- 
tomed to the hardships, suifei-ing and incon- 
vcnioi:ces incident to Ohio pioneer life. 

(t. (\ Mapes, the subject of this sketch, at- 
tended the [iiiblic schools, and later entered the 
academy at Mayfield. He was patriotic in 
spirit, and during the lute wai- enlisted se\-en 
times, but was rejected on account of physical 
disability. He, however, spent a short time 
with the" One Hundred and Third Ohio Kegi- 
menr. In IST-i he opened a real-estate oHice in 
this city, which he continued until 1881, and 
since that time has been engaged in the under-- 
taking and furniture business. ]Hs line of 
goods and equipments are the latest im])i'oved 
and in keeping with the best in atiy city. Hi 
1888 Mr. Mapes was elected ]\rayor of Collin- 
wood, and sei-\ed in that jiosition one t(U-m. Ho 
is a man of euei'gy, enterprise and vim. His 
life furnishes a good e.xample of what will and 
perseveranco can accomplish when coupled with 
honesty and strict integrity of charactei'. 

In 18G3 our sid)ject was united in marriage 
with Miss Henrietta, a daugliter of AValter and 
Amanda Frissell, both now decease<l. The 
father died at the age of eighly-two years, and 
the mother died at the age of eighty years. 
Mrs. Frissell came from Ma.ssachusotts, coming 
to Euclid township in an o.x sled, covering the 
whole distance in si.\ weeks in the dead of win- 
ter. Mr. and Mrs. Mapes have four chihlren: 
Harry S., cashier and nv.lil luana-rr ,>r llm 



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VUYAIIOUA COUNTY. 



Slierwin-AVilliains house in Cliicago; Carey, 
deceased at the age of four and a half years; 
Will ('arlton, also deceased; and Harvey (^luy. 
The eldest, Harry K., married Etta Florouce 
Darby: Jialph C, their only child, died at the 
age of two and one-half years. 

Mr. and Afrs. Mapes are members of the 
Disciple Church, which was organized at their 
home in 1880, and the former has served as its 
Trustee since tliat time. He was also the iirst 
Superintendent of the Sunday-school. The 
church now contains a membership of 311, and 
tho bunday-sciiool has over 200 members. In 
his social relations, Mr. Mapes has filled vari- 
ous chairs in the Odd Fellows order, and is 
also a leading member of the A. O. LI. W. 
Politically, he is a firm believer in the princi- 
ples set forth by the Kepublican party. 



S. JONES, deceased, president and 
treasurer of the Citizens' Savings and 
^ Loan Association of Cleveland, was 
born in Cuyahoga county, Ohio, April 13, 1837. 
In point of settlement this is not an old family 
in Ohio, or even in tiie United States. John 
Jones, our subject's father, was a poor, indus- 
ti'ious English ijoy, liaving found his way to 
(Meveland in 1829. Ifc was born in Hereford- 
shire in 1812, and was only seventeen years of 
age when he cast his lot in tho I'orest City, 
friendless and practically penniless, lie turned 
his hand to any legitimate lalxji' that would 
yield him an honest dollar, and in a few years 
iiad earned and accumulated a sum sutlicient to 
enable him to enjoy a good degree of financial 
independence. In middle and later life he en- 
gaged in the livei-y and transfer business in this 
city, meeting with his usual success, and leaving, 
at his death in 1873, a good estate. 

\V. S. Jones was educated in the city schools 
of Cleveland, graduating at eighteen years of 
age. He entered the otlicc of (i. A. \\y<\^, of 
Ibis city, fur the pnr[>ose of aiviuii-jng a ]ii'aeti- 



ness he expected to engage in, but circum- 
stances controlled otherwise, and when he made 
a new business arrangement it was to enter tho 
olHco of the (;ounty Anditor as draughtsman; 
later he became Deputy y\uditui-, and by reason 
of his po])ularity an<l elHciency he succeeded to 
the Auditorship in the fall electimi of l.S()8. 
lie was re-elected in 1870 and again in 1872, 
and closed liis public service by resignation in 
January, 1875, to accept the position of vice- 
president and treasurer of the Citizc^ns' Savings 
and Loan Association. Thenceforwai'd he de- 
voted his time to the management of this insti- 
tution, keeping abreast; of the times and main- 
taining for it a high standai'd, and a ])ublic con- 
fidence unsurpassed by any similar institution 
in the city. 



In 1802 Mr. Jones succeeded to the 



presi- 



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which busi- 



dency of the bank. He had other interests in 
and out of Cleveland, and was otticially con- 
nected as follows: For a number of years treas- 
urer of the C. AV. eV M. \l. II.; treasurer oi 
Kalamazoo II. & G. K. II.; director in the 
National Bank of Commerce of (MevehuKl, and 
a stockholder in manufacturing and other insti- 
tutions in this city; treasurer and trustee of the 
Children's Aid Society and Cleveland I>ethel 
Union; dii-ector of the Valley llailroad, and 
vice-])rosident of the American Casualty Com- 
j)any. The several business positions are pointed 
out as evidence of the varied business relations 
he has long since sustained in the business 
world. 

As a business man, Mr. Jones was character- 
ized by sagacity, marked executive ability and 
shrewd commercial talent. His success in the 
business world was due to untiring energy, to- 
gether with his aljility to grasj) a business situ- 
ation with a comprehensive idea of all its bear- 
ings and the jirobable outcome or result of any 
business course or [Jan of operation. He always 
maintained a strict character for probity, and 
always shared the confidence of those wdio wore 
p(^rmitled to come in contact witli him in tho 
transaction of business. While in public oHice 
he was as eHi,-ient as in the busine...-. world, and 



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CUYAnoOA COUNTY 



was one of tlie most popular officials who had 
ever served in a count}' office. Politically he 
was always a well pronounced Republican, hut 
after his resi{,'nation of the office of county Au- 
ditor he has nevei- sought political proferment. 
Ilo\re\er, ho never grew less enthusiastic in the 
interc'^ts of the party to which he always be- 
longed. This I'espectcd and esteemed citizen 
was such by reason of having improved every 
o]>portunity of doing good which has been 
afforded him, and by living a moral, lionest and 
active life. 

lie died November 29, 1803, after an illness 
of some si.x weeks, brought on by exposure at 
the World's Fair. By his death the social cir- 
cles of Cleveland, as well as the business men, 
suffered a great loss. Ilesolutions to this effect 
were passed by the Board of Trade, Citizens' 
Savings and Loan Association, Children's Aid 
Society, Cleveland Clearing- House Association, 
and tho Bethel Association. The Bankers' Re- 
view of Deccmbei-, 1893, says he was a leading 
man in Cleveland's banking business. 



ri( V. KURTZ, a well known resident of 
/ , (_V Cleveland, occupies an important and 
1/ l\ responsible position as local manager of 
' the Postal Telegraph Cable Company, 

and there are many points of interest to be noted 
in tracing his life history through its stages, 
taking cognizance of his rise as a result of na- 
tive ability and indefatigable perseverance. 

lie was born in Cleveland January 13, 1852, 
and secured a high-school education, Init it was 
not permitted him to be afforded those advanced 
educational opportunities which are so often of- 
fered and so often fail of appreciation. How- 
ever, there are more roads than one that "lead 
to liome," an<l tho boy set out to make his way 
in life and to attain such measure of success as 



it was in h 



i-or to ifain. In 1869 he be 



came messenger boy in th 
crn Union Telegraph Co 
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ipuny, and it 



which his earliest efforts were devoted after he 
had found it necessary to resign his studies in 
school and to turn his attention to undertakings 
that would yicM immediate pecuniary returns. 
In time he mastered the science of telegrajihy, 
and has been an op(U'at(ir for a full quai'ter of a 
century, and for eight years of this time he was 
in the emjiloy of tho same company over whose 
local interests ho now j)resi(les. 

'fhrough faithful service, close attention to 
business, and assiduous toil, ho advanced step 
by step from one position to an other of gi-eator 
trust and responsibility, being in turn an 
operator, clerk, bookkeeper, cashier and finally, 
in 1885, being appointed local manager of the 
Postal Telegraph Cable C!ompany's offices, 117 
Superior street. In this position he has had the 
general supervision of thirty-one operators, who 
are under the direct chai-ge of Mr. E. W. Col- 



lins, as electi 



hief ojici-ator; also of 



ele\-en liranch offices in divei-s (juarfors of tho 
city. Ife has six clerks and thirty-eight mes- 
senger boys, in charge of B. J. Ross, chief 
clerk. The financial aifairs are directed by the 
cashier, Mr. J. II. Matthias, who has two as- 
sistants. An idea of the responsibility involved 
may be gained from even these brief statistics 
in regard to the work over which he is placed 
in charge. 

His work in the interests of the company has 
been important, exacting and successful. He 
had the general supeiwision of the work of en- 
closing the trunk wires in conduits running 
through the fire limits of the city to the Cuya- 
hoga river at the Columbus street bridge, the 
work being accoinplished at a cost of §15,000. 
Mr. Kurtz was for some time connected with 
the Union Building and Loan Association as 
cashier. 

Our subject was united in marriage, June 18, 
1878, to Miss Nettie ]\forse, a daughter of 
George W. Morse, an old resident of Ashtabula 
county, who at present is living in (^leveland, 
as a retired business man. Mr. and Mrs. Kurtz 
have three children: CracM^ born in 1879; 
llnv.ln, in ISS,-,; and (iavlnrd in \H\Y,l. 



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CUTAIIOQA COUNTY. 



As the name indicates, our subject is of 
German extraction, liis father, who was a na- 
tive of the Fatliorlaiui, having for many years 
been engaged in tiio business of carriage manu- 
facturing in Cleveland, where he died in iNTli, 
at the age of sixty-eight years. 

In his pnliii,-;,l adlicrcncy our Kiibjccl is a 
stalwart Ilcpuljlicaii, taking uiii(di interest in 
the issues of the day. He and his wife are 
zealous members of the Disciples' Church. 



TjOIlN T. R. McKAY, late general freight 
It || agent of the Lake Shore ik Michigan 
V:^ Southern Railway Conipiiny, was born 
March 31, 1838, at Toronto, Canada. His 
father, Alexander McKay, was ])orn iu the north 
of Scotland. lie came to North America in 
1S:.'(; and to Cleveland iu ISJT, and was en- 
gaged iu merchandising here. The gold fever 
of 1841J took him to California and nothiii- was 
ever heard of him again. He married J\[ibs 
Louisa 11. Hamilton, of Toronto, (Jutario, who 
died in 1892. Their children were: John T. H.; 
f!aptain Geoige A., Dejuity lievenue Collector; 
Fred A., wlio died in 1871, as a result of ex- 
{)osnre while a soldier iu our late war; and IJelle, 
deceased. 

John T. R. secured his education ju-iiicipally 
in the public schools of thi^ city. At tifteeu 
he was office boy for one oi- two tirnis in this 
city, and the next year was given a cleid<sliijj in 
the oflice of the Cleveland iV, Toledo Railroad 
Company. He rose rapidly by promotion, pass- 
ing through the minor grades of clerkships. Jn 
18n7-'L)8 he was general agent of the Mei'chai.ts' 
Despatch Transportation Couipany at Cleveland. 
In 1809 he was ap|)ointed chief clei-k of the 
general freight department. In 1877 ho was 
a[)pointetl assistant general freight agent, and 
on April 28, 1885, succeeded to the office of 
•,reneral fieight agent. II is death, September 5, 
lS',t;{, the day of his wedding anniversary, closed 



lost a faithful and efficient officer whose services 
were iu the liighest degree satisfactory to the 
management. 

Mr. McKay married ]\Ielissa, a daughter of 
J. (J. IJlack, of Saltsbnrg, Pennsylvania. Mr. 
IJlack was a contractcu- by oe,cupation and came 
to Cleveland in ISID." He married Miss 
Katherine U. Davis, of Raltimore, Maryland, 
who bore him four children. 

To Mr. and Mrs. JMcKay were born: George 
F., September 27, 1801 ; Jvatlierine, wife of 
Ciiarlos A. Akers; Ella M.; Charles E., in the 
general freight office of the Lake Shore & Michi- 
gan Southern Railway; E. \V., clerk in the 
Merchants' Despatch office; John A. and Edith A. 

George F. McKay began business at eighteen, 
as a clerk in the general freight office of the 
Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway. 
From Se|<tember 1, 1881, to April 30, 1885, he 
was secretai'y to the general freight agent. 
j\lay 1st of the same year ho was made chief 
clerk of general freight department, and July 1, 
188U, division freight agent. 

June 8, 1880, Mr. McKay nuirried Alice M. 
Watterson, a history of whose father, John T. 
Wattei'son, appears in this volume. Mr. and 
Mrs. McKay have no childi-en. 



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"^ (/. SHELDON, the paymaster of the 
Lake Shore iV Michigan Southern Rail- 
way Company, for the Buifalo division, 
began railroading as early as 1801, as messenger 
boy in the office of Agent T. S. Lintlsey, who:n 
he now succeeds as paynuister. His first pro- 
motion placed him in the general freight agent's 
office as a clerk, where he remained until the 
consolidation of the roads forming the Lake 
Shore cV Michigan Southern system then enter- 
ing the local Freight office. A year afterward 
he was transferred to the treasurer's office, 
where he remained until J une, 1 873, when he 
went with llu! lal,. (ieneral J. II. Devereux, 
sident of tlie Cleveland, (Jincinnati, Chicago 



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CUTAIIOOA COUNTY. 



it St. Louis JLiilwiiy Compniiy, as private secre- 
tary, and in February, 1S75, receiveii tiie 



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(Joinpany, and continued with tiiat company 
until Decemljcr, 1880, when lie became cashier 
for tlio local treasurtu' of tlu^ Lake Shore \' 

Michigan Soutlierii Kailway ('(mipany, si eed- 

iiig his father in this jwsition. Upon tiie 
resignation of T. S. Lindsey, .Mr. Sheldon was 
made Lis enccessor, January 5, 1S94. 

Xovember 22, 18LG, Mr. Sheldon was iiorn in 
Genesee county, New York. Not long after 
this date Lis fatlier, L]dward Sheldon, returned 
to his native town, Hartford, Connecticut, and 
engaged in railroading on the Hartford, i'rovi- 
deiice & I'ishkill Ilaili-oad, where for a number 



of yean 



le was conductor. Jn LS52 he 



to Cleveland, and as passenger conductor took 
the second train out of this city on the Cleve- 
land & Toledo Liailroad. 

On retiring from the operating department 
of the road Mr. Sheldon entei-ed the treasurer's 
office, and at his death in 18S() was cashier of 
that office. He was born in 1833, and in his 
youth was trained in his fathei^'s store for a di-y- 
goods niei-chant, and engaged in that line for 
himself for some time, but at length preferred 
to turn Lis attention to something more excit- 
ing and less confining to a nai'row rut. 'i'he 
Sheldons were originally from Kuglund, coming 
to America in Colonial times and pi-obal,|y 
making tlieir settlement in Coimectieiil. The 
most i-emotc ancestor of whom aiiylhing is 
delinitely known was Charles Slie|,l.,ri, '"the 
grandfather of K. (J., our subject. He was born 
in or near Hartfcjrd, and was a nierehant of the 
old capital town. He married aA[iss Lawrence 
and died in LSoC, aged about si.xty live years. 
They had ten children, .if whom lour are now 
living, ill thi'ir native State. Ivlward Sheldon, 
fathcTof K. C, niarrio.l Harriet (Jiirliss, wimse 
father, JcLabod Curtiss, moved to Ashtalmla 
county, Ohio, upon the settlement of the "West- 
ern Ueservi^, and died there in 1805, aged sixty- 
eighl years. I'Mward's idiildreii weiv: V.. V.. 



(our subject): and llarriet C, who married E. L). 
Wheelock, of Chicago; the other two died in 
infancy. 

Mr. K. (). Sheldon was married in Anhtabula 
county, Ohio, November 4, 1871, to Miss Ella 
S. Newton, whose father, 11. P. Newton, resid- 
ing near ivingsville, is a fai'mer and a ])ioneer 
settler from the State of iMassachusetts. Mr. 
and Mrs. Sheldon ha\'o the following named 
children: Harvey ].)., paymaster's clerk in the 
service of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern 
Itailroad Company, and born in 1875; and 
^riiinie E., born in 1878. 



|j i?. H ANNA, the invincible and indefatig- 
it J able secretary and treasurer of the Cleve- 
V^ laud City liailway Company, was born in 
(jolumbiana county, Ohio, near New Lisbon, 
August 26, 1854. Jle is a son of K. Hanna, 
born in the same county, November 7, 1824, 
whose business career has been as a mercliant, a 
manufacturer and later a street-railway man, 
being now assistant treasui'er of the Cleveland 
City Company. Li 1801 ho moved to Cleve- 
land, and in 18G8 to Chicago, Illinois, where 
he resided till 1874, i-eturning thence to Cleve- 
land. Mr. K. Hanna is a son of Henjaniin 
ILmna, an uncle of ]\[. A. JIanna, whose sketch 
ap[ieais in this work. K. Hanna mari'ied Mary 
Ann AIcCoolv, a daughter of i)r. (ieorgf 



jf th 
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children are the resul 
id three daurrhters, th 



AfcCook, 

of our C 

of this uiii,.n, two sons 

sons being,!. 15. and Ivlwin. 

J. I!. Hanna secureil a giammar-school edu- 
cation at the Cleveland ami Morrison (Illinois) 
public schools. lie began his business life as a 
bookkeejier in Illinois, and four years later re- 
tiii-ned to Cleveland and entered the employ of 
Rhodes iV tJom|)aiiy, coal and ore dealers, etc. 
lie was stationed at Aslitabula Harbor three 
lookinir after the receiviuii and shipping 
lo-this 



years, 

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CU YAHOO A COUNTY. 



railway work, being made riociefary and piir- 
chaaiiig agent of tiie West Side Street Railway 
Company in 18S3. Upon its consolidation wit!) 
tlie Woodland avenue lino he was elected to tiie 
sameolilce, and again succeeded to it upon .tlio 
consolidation witii the ('ktvt'land City (Jaiile 
Railway ('omj)any in iS'.i;!, lurming t]io<;ieve- 
iand City iiailway (Company. I n January, 18U I, 
he was elected to the oUice of treasurer also, lie 
is a stockholder in the load. j\lr. Jlaniia has 
been treasurer of the Ohio State Tramway As- 
sociation since 1885, and seci'etary and treasurer 
of it since 188'J, and has been active in the in- 
terests of street railroads throughout the State. 
He is a Republican in politics and is very 
active in local campaigns, but never has time 
to devote to politics as a business. He is un- 
iiutrried. 



rjfOX. RICHARD C. RARSOMS, a prom- 
rp-l inent lawyer and citizen of Cleveland 
11 41 was born October 10, 1826, at New Lon- 
^ dun, Connecticut, of distinguished Rui'- 

itan ancestry. After having received a liberal 
education ho began the study of law, in 184C. 
In 1816 he came to Ohio, and was admitted to 
the bar in Cuyahoga county in 1851. He was 
elected to the City Council in 1852 and in tlie 
spring of the following year was made presi- 
dent of that body. \n this official capacity be- 
gan his public career, which has been distin- 
guished by earnestness, integi'ity and sincerity 
of purpose, and which has been so abundantly 
filled with honor. In 1857 he was elected to 
the Legislature of the State of Ohio as a mem- 
ber of the newly founded Republican party, and 
was re elected in 185'J, being chosen Speaker of 
the House of Representatives. He was scarcely 
thirty-three years of age when he was elevated 
to this responsiiile and distinguished position, 
where he accpiitted himself as a legislator of 
marked ability and wisdom. When President 



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Mr. Parsons declined, antl accepted the Consul- 
ship to Rio de Janeiro, remaining in that capacity 
one year, wiien ho resigned and soon thereafter 
was appointed Collector of Internal Revenue at 
Cleveland, and still later Marshal of the Su- 
piomc (]ouit of tho United States, which posi- 
tion he held from I8(j(i to 1872. Jn 1872 ho 
was tendered by I'l'osident Johnson the position 
of Assistant Secretary of the Treasury or Gov- 
ernorship of ]\Iontana, both of which he de- 
clined. In the latter year another honor came 
to Mr. Parsons in his election to Congress from 
the Cleveland District. In Congress he dis- 
tinguished himself as one well fitted for the 
office he held. He was directly instrumental in 
securing the Life Saving Service at the Cleve- 
land port, also the lighthouse for the Govern- 
ment pier, and the commencement of the work 
of building the Cleveland breakwater. 

From early life Mr. Parsons has displayed 
remarkable literary taste and ability, and from 
1877 to 188U was editor and principal owner of 
the " Cleveland Herald," but disposing of the 
same he resumed the practice of law, in which 
he has also gained an enviable reputation for 



himself. He 



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an active and progressive Republican in [loli- 
tics, and was among the anti-slaveiy men of 
1848, in resisting the spread of slavery into the 
Territories of the United States. Some of his 
literary speeches and lectures have been gath- 
ered together and published, and iiave been read 
with unusual interest by a wide circle of readers. 



PVROF. JOHN W. LANGLEY, of the 
Chair of Electrical Engineering in the 
Case School of Applied Science at Cleve- 
land, is a native of the city of Boston, 
born in 1811, one of the three children of Sam- 
uel Langley, who was an active business man, 
as well as literary, and an early stockholder in 
the Boston Atheneum; he was also a collector 
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Tlie Ruliject of this sketch graduated at Ilar- 
rd in LSUl, as a Bachelor of Hcieiice in chem- 
rv, and was a tutor there for six irKUiths. lie 



then ent.M'ed th.^ United States Navy as assist- 
ant surgeon, in whicli [xisilion he continueil 
until l8(M,whenh<,'resioiied to travel and stnily 
hirt favorite hraiiehes in Kun.|ie., when, he H|.cnt 
!l profitable yeai'. Next lie wab iirofeHfior i^f 
eheniistry and jihysical science at Aiiti<ieh 
(Ohio) C.llcoe until the rcoi-gaiiization of that 
institution in l.StJT. After further study in 
iioston and ("amhridge he was appointed profes- 
sor of natural jthiK/sophy in the United States 
Maval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, where 
be remained two years, resigning in 1872 to 
take a business position; but after a shoi't time 
lie was appointed professor ol chemistry and 
allied sciences at Western (Pennsylvania) Uni- 
versity, which place he held until 1S75, when 
he was called to the chairs of chemistry and 
pliysics in the University of Michigan at Ann 
Arbor, in 1875. This place he resigned to be- 
come consulting electrician and metallurgist at 
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and thence he was 
called in 1892 to the chair be now occupies, 
mentioned at the inti'oduction of this sketcli. 
r)n bis arrival here the department of Electrical 
Engineering was created, which, by putting in 
an am[)le system oi ei[uipmeuts, be has rapidly 
brought up to a standing ecpial to that nf the 
other de[)artments. 

From the University of Michigan Prof. Lang- 
ley has received the degree of Pb. T>. lie is a 
member of the American Association for the 
Advancement of Science, New York Academy 
of Science, is honorary member of the Society 
of Engineers of Western Pennsylvania, of the 
Society of Civil Engineers of Cleveland, of the 
Electric Club of Cleveland, and a correspond- 
ing member of the British Society for the Ad- 
vancement of Science, and is the author of a 
number of scientific papei-s. 

In 1871 he married ]\tiss Martica, a daughter 
of Don Jos,; ('arret, of Cuba. an,l has "four 
children: Mary W., Martica ,1., Annie W. and 
Samuel P. The Prolessur's ancestry .mi llie 



British side were participants in the war of our 
Ivevolution in 177G; his mother's father was 
engaged on coast defence during the war of 
IS 12; and his father died in P.arton in 1888, at 
the age of seventy-seven years; bis mother is 
still livintr. 



RION L. NEFF, a well known member 
of the Cleveland bar, was born Afay 15, 
1848, at Winchester, Preble county, 
Ohio. (B'oi' history of the family see biography 
of W. B. Netf.) In August, ISGl, at the age 
of thirteen years, Mr. Neff enlisted as a drum- 
mer boy in the Thirty-fifth Kegiment, (^hio 
Volunteer Infantiy. During his service in the 
war there were three generations of his family 
in the ranks, — himself, his father and grand- 
father. As a drunimei- boy he passeil through 
the campaigns conducted by General Thomas 
against ZollicofTer in Kentucky, and Generals 
Grant and Sherman in Mississippi and Tennes- 
see, in which the battle of Sbilob was fought, 
the siege of Corinth was conducted and the 
march from Corinth to Inka, Mississippi, and 
Tuscumbia, Alabama, was made. After a serv- 
ice of thirteen months the young patiiot was 
soverely injured, and was disciiarged. 

In 18G3 he entered Oterbein University at 
Wellsville, Ohio, and later was a student in 
Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio. After 
some time spent in the law ofRce of I. N. 
Alexander at Van Wert, Ohio, he entered the 
Law School at Clincinnati, Ohio, as a member 
of the senior class, with which be was graduated 
in 1875, On the fifteenth of May following he 
came to Cleveland to engage in the practice of 
the law with his brother, W. B. Neff; this part- 
nersbip was continued with success until the 
election of the brother to the office of prosecut- 
ing attorney in 1890, and since that lime Mr. 
Neff has been practicing alone. 

lie is a member of Brooklyn Post, No. 368, 
G. A. R, of whi(di be has served as ('ommamler 
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those of any otlier inoml)er, is due the success 
tliat attended the erection of a Memorial Hull, 
which was constructed at a cost of ten thou- 
sand dollars, and is without exception the 
tinest proj)erty owned by a G. A. 11. post in the 
Western States. In politics INfr. Nell' adheres 
to I'ainily tradition and |jractic(s ^'iviiin; his uii- 
div!(kMl support to the ilcpid.lican party. lint 
while he takes an active interest in alVairs of 
State he has never sought nor held public oflice. 
He was united in nian-iago July 3, 1877, to 
Miss Frances R. Dodge of Beverly, Mass., the 
daughter of Joseph Dodge, deceased. Two 
daughters and a son have been born of this 
union. Young ^Milton Dodge Nefi' has the 
proud distinction of having laid the corner- 
stone of the <i. A. R. Memorial Hall, above 
mentioned, at tiie age of six years, and of hav- 
ing contributed the (ii'st money to the erection 
of this buiidinir. 



ni DI'MJIEKT N. RUSSKLL, physician and 
LJ\ surgeon, Ooliinwood, Ohio, was born in 
Jn^ the State of New Yoi'k, at Todtlsville, 
' Otsego county, ]\[ay 20, 1850, a son of 

Levi N. and Philiua (Joslyn) Russell, natives of 
IS'ew York State. The paternal grandfather of 
Dr. Russell was Gideon Russell, a native of 
Massachusetts, descended from English ances- 
tors; the great-grandfather was a soldier in the 
war of tlie lievolution and lost his life in tiie 
struggle. The maternal grandfather, l^lezerian 
.loslyn, was also of I'uritan stock. 

Dr. Russell is the oldest of a family of six 
six iioMs and one dauyhter. His youth was an 
uneventful one, the monotony broken only by 
the change of sea.-ons whicli 'brought a change 
of (Kvupalion. lie assist. •(! bis ralh..r iu lb., 
cullivaliuu of tin: Farm, and attcn.l.'d lb,' ses- 

linished Ihr lil.Tary'c.Mirs.. o[ that i nst itui i,.n, 
al't.TW.inl r,>lluwing t, ■aching f.ir live years, an. I 
in III.' spring nf IS7I b.: b.^gan ihe sl'u.ly of bis 



ceptor for three years. In the meantime took 
three winter courses of lectures in the medical 
department of the University of New York, 
and in the spring of 1874 was graduated with 
the degree of M. D. He ininie.liately engaged 
in practice witli his precept. )r, and during the 

ri.uice. ']'he next bnir years were sp.-nt in this 
vicinity, and in 1880 he came to GoUinwood, 
where his efforts have met with most gratifying 
results in making many warm friends and 
building up a lucrative practice. 

Dr. Russell was married Jidy 30, 1873, to 
Miss Anna jVliller, who survived three years, 



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ith occur 



Auo-ust 8, 1«70. His sec- 



ond marriage was to ]\Iiss Anna Butler, a native 
of Otsego county, New York, and a daughter 
of William and Vanchie Butler, who descended 
from English ancestors. One child has been 
born i)y this union, a daughter named May. 

The Doctor is a member of the Masonic 
order, bel.)nging to Thatcher ko.lge, N... 439, 
Webb GhapUir, N.t. It, an.l Oriental (lom- 
mandery. No. 12, Glevelan.l; he is also a mem- 
ber of the Kniglits of Rythias, of Lakeside. 
The residence he occupies is fitted up with all 
modern conveniences, such as extensive water 
privileges, with power for extinguishing tires 
and irrigation of lawn, and natural gas from a 
private well on the premises for lighting and 
beating. 'Lhe furnishings are most harmonious, 
showing the cultivate.l and relined taste of the 
family. 



fll M.'K. ]\IOUISON, brother of Honor- 
//ji\ able Davi.l ^L>rison, mentioned in an- 
Jj *A otiier place in this v(;liime, was l)orn in 
V ihirt county .Inly 8, IMO. 11.; was 

reared ami .■.lucal.MJ lu^re an.l began life inde- 
|)cii.lenlly in 1871, wlien he purchased a tract 
of land .at I'lit in Kay Ishmd and was engaged 

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CU7AM0QA COUNTY. 



lias siiico devoted liimselt' to speculative invest- 
ments in real estate. He is also employed by 
Morison it Massey, looking after their Glenville 
allutnients. 

Mr. Morison's lifo has heen very qiiiot and 
nnproteiiding, having no aniljition beyond that 
of bein^' a pati'iutic and pro;rressivo citizen. 

He was niarri.Ml Aiigubt 22, I8'J(), at Klyria, 
Ohio, to Miss Annie L. Stnrdevant, a danghter 
of S. U. Sturdevaiit, of liavenna, (Jhio. Mr. 
and ^Irs. ^lori.-on have one child, Fanny 
Amanda, born February 2, 18'J2. 



\j\\ F. G(JLIJNG, M. D., is a native of 
A\/ the nuckeve St; 



liickeye State, born at Twinsburg, 
'^ ^ Summit county, July 21, 1860, the son 
of AVilliarn j\L and Anna Gelling. The Doc- 
tor's father, William M. GoUing, was born in 
the city of Muelburg, State of Uaden, Ger- 
many, and sei'ved in the (ierman Ilevolntion of 
18i>;, being a ( :orporal in the A rtillury Pioneer 
when he was but eighteen years of age. lie 
and his wife Anna landed in the city of New 
York in 18ol, remained there two years, then 
removed to Ohio, where he has resided ever 
since, following his trade, blacksmithing. The 
iJoctor's mothei', Anna, was b(jrn in the town of 
Gi'osbeiberaw, State of Ilessen. 

Dr. GoUing was two years old when his par- 
ents moved to Bedford, Ohio, and there ho 
gi-ew U]) lo years of maturity, attending the 
[lublic K(dio(jls during tlu; i-egidai- sessions, and 
being cmphjyed thrcnigh (he vacations in a 
chair factory, wIku'c he was well diHci[)lined in 
habits of promjjtitude and industry. When he 
had begun the sl,udy of medicine in 188;! it was 
un(h.r tlu' inHtructh.n of Dr. ( ". W. ilains, of 
Bedford, now a resident of Kent, with whom 
he eontiinied u studiMit tiireo ycar.i. In the 
winter of 1S8 1 -'85 ho took his first course of 
lectui-es in the (Cleveland Homeopathic Hospi- 
tal Oollege: this institution is now known aa 
the Cleveland li niversit y of Medicine and Sur- 
gery. Tl,ere Dr. (lolling was graduated, a 



member of the class of 1887, and immediately 
thereafter began his practice at l?edford. At 
the end of twelve months he went to Windham, 
Fortage county, Ohio, where he resided until 
188'.), returning then to Bedford. Here he has 
established a large practice, which has resulted 



satisfac 



professionally 



d financially. 
Ambitious of attaining superior excellence in his 
profession, he has been a close reader of all the 
medical litei'ature of the day, and is thoroughly 
well informed upon all the discoveries of science 
and the improved methods of tlie leading prac- 
titionei'S of the world. He also holds a certifi- 
cate of surgery granted him by the snrgeons of 
Huron Street Hosjntal of Cleveland, Ohio. He 
prefers surgery rather than the general practice 
of medicine, and in a few years hopes to prac- 
tice it aliiujst exclusively. His success in ob- 
stetrieal surgei'y has been unparalleled by any 
young physician in this branch of the science. 



He h; 



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inch 



a number 



of the surrounding towns and villages. Although 
deej)ly engrossed in his practice, the J)octor linds 
time for social obligations, and is one of the 
honored nu-mbers of Bedford Lo.lge, No. 37u, 
F. cV- A. ^[., and Summit Chapter, Xo. 74, 
K. A. M. 

Di'. Ciolling was united in nnirriage, Novem- 
ber (3, 188G, to Miss Etta M. O/.mun, a daugh- 
ter of Fevi and limily I.,. Ozmun, of Uoston, 
Summit county, Ohio, the birthplace of Mrs. 
Golling. The Doctor and his wife have a eon, 
luiiued ]Ierbert J'\ 



FJRANCIS M. ClfANDLFR.— In 1G37 
William Chandler and his wife Annis 
- eame from I'higland and settled in Uox- 
bury, .Massachusetts. Their nunu'rous descend- 
ants are to \n: found in all portions (d' the 
United States. 'J'he names of many of them 
arc prominent in the history of the country, 
anujug whom are numbered the late llon.Zach- 
ariah Chaiuller, President Butherford W. Hayes 






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OUTAIIOOA COUNTY. 



aiiij lion. George ITanerot't, tlie maternal an- 
cestoi's of tlio two lattei- liavin;^ descended fi'oin 
tliis puritan stock. 

Captain Thomas CMiandlei', son of "William 
ami Aiiiiis Cliaiidier, married Hannah iirewer, 
of jVndover, ^Massachus^otts. I']n,sign IJonry 
Chandler, s,,n of Captain 'i'homas and Hannah 
lin'W.T Chandhn-, married Ly.lia Ahhottof Kn- 
hidd, (Vinneetiuut. Nehemiah Ciiandler, son of 
iieiiiy ami l.ydia Ahhott Chandler, married 
.Mary I'urronghs, of Enfield, Connecticut. Hon. 
Joel ('handler, son of Nehemiah and Lydia Ah- 
hott Ciiandler, mari'ied Ahigail Simmons of 
Alstead, Now Hampsliire. Captain Joel Chand- 
lei-, son of Joel and Ahigail Simmons Chandler, 
married Suphia Smith, at Alstead, New Hamp- 
sliire. Jnel iWow/.o Chandler, son of Joel and 
Sophia Smith t'handler, was boi'ii in Alstead, 
New Hanip.shire, May 30, 1S24, and came to 
Ohio in IS35 with his parents, who first settled 
in Ch-veland hut latei- moved .to Ilichheld, 
Snniniit eounty, < Mno, whei'e he was married 
lo Martha .M. 'i'.nek, daughter of Hen'.an and 
I'olly iiuek. who came from New York State to 
Oiiio in 18;J(). Of the seven children born to 
Joel Alonzo and Martha ]!nck Ciiandler, l)iit 
three survive, the sni)ject of this sketch, Francis 
^[. Ciiandler, heing the eldest, whose paternal 
ancestry is given above. In 1888 Joel vMonzo 
Chandler returned to Cleveland, where lie re- 
sided until his death, whicii occurred AugnstG, 
1893, leaving his wife, two sons and one daugh- 
ter surviving. Francis "SI. Chandler was born 
in Kichtield, Summit county, Ohio, ]\Iay 3, 
18.j1. lie received an academical education at 
tile Ricliiield Academy, and on leaving school 
engaged as a clerk in a stme at West Uiclilieid. 
In the fall of 1871 ho came to Cleveland, where 
he has since resided. Two years later he was 
appointetl a Dejmty Clerk of the Cnvahoga 
County (,'ourt of Common I'leas, and held this 
position until lie resigned in 1883. Meanwhile 
he read law under tiie tutorship of August 
Zehring, and in 1883 was admitted to the bar. 
In the saiiM^ year ho entered into a partnership 
in the pi-aetiee nf law with F. N. \V ilco\, which 



continued until 188G, when 
Deputy County llecorder. Ii 
he resigned as Dc^puty Uecor 
ap|)ointmeiit as Chief ('lerk 
Court. 

]\fr. Chandler has twice Int. 
first marriage was in ISTC, lo 
whodi.Ml in 1888, leaving a soi 
Chaiulier. His second maiT 
1891, to Mary G. Mahon, by \ 
son, Francis jMahon Ciiandler. 

In politics Mr. Chandler is 
lican and stands high in the 
that party. lie is a pleas; 
gentleman who enjoys a wi 
acquaintance tlirougliout the 
ami is a pojiular and highly 



he was appointed 
I February, 1888, 
der to accept the 
: of the Probate 

in married. Ilia 
j'lllie .M. Harney, 
II, (JIare Del'oredt 
■iago occurred in 
vliom he has one 

a stanch Kepub- 
local councils of 
ant, unassuming 
le and favorable 
city and county, 
resnected citizen. 



city, 
L. T. 



Tf J WYLLIS OSBOEN, manager of the 
ll Cleveland I'ress, is a native of this 
*^ born June 23, 18G0. His parents, 
and Elizabeth Dane (Dodge) Osborn, were na- 
tives of Ohio. His mother's parents, Ilerry 
and Angeline Dodge, were pioneers from New 
England to Ohio, where they brought up and 
educated their children, — live sons and one 
daughter. The daughter, now aged tifty-si.x 
years, is now I'esiding with Mr. Osborn, the 
subject of this brief account, and is a devout 
Christian woman, a member of the Euclid 
Avenue Baptist Cliurcli. Mr. L. T. Osborn was 
the oidy son of Timothy Osborn, and settled in 
Cleveland many years ago. He had two chil- 
dren, namely: Angle, and E. Wyllis, aliove 
named. 

The latter was educated in this city, in the 
public schools, and entered business early in 
life, following various mercantile pursuits. In 
1879, being recommended for the jiOBltion of 
general office man for the Britton Iron & Steel 
Company, of Cleveland, ho was chosen for that 
place and soon became parliu'r and director in 
the concern, and at length secretary and ti'oas- 
iirer, whicli p,,sition Ik. resigned in 188(S, after 



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GU7AII0QA COUNTY. 



605 



ii seven years service, to acce|it the business 
management of tlie Cleveland Press, an in- 
llnential iiewsjjaper. Since his connection with 
this paper it has more than lioiiMed in size and 



Mr. Osho 



lioadside Cii 



is a niemherof tiie (Jhamhei 
d of Ihe Union, Athletic 



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ital 



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and i-'irst (Jily Tr 
lay be said that lie 
eoiisideri'i! a guo(i 
it for the resnc 



isible iM.si 



tioii which Mr. Osborn now holds has been ob- 
tained by his own p(;rseverance, in spite of all 
olistacles, and this fact shows that ho has a 
strong mind and energetic disposition, inherited 
by nature. Having nothing to start in bnsiness 
life with for liis own maintenance, he has 



hoi 



.th 



lustrionsly made his way to 



iiitluential and I'esponsiijle [losition, whei'e lie is 
giving satisfaction to all parties he serves. A 
greater future evidently awaits him. 



ID 



AVID S. BRAIN ARD, deceased, was 



for many yc 
respe(;ted c 



■ars a well-known and lnglny 
itizen of Cuyahoga county. 



Chio. 

He was born on the farm where his widow 
now resides, at tlie corner of Scranton and 
Iirainard avenues, Cleveland, Jnly 27, 1815, 
son of Ozias and Mary (IStrong) Braiiiard, both 
iKitives of Connecticut. They were married in 
Coinn'ctic'iit, and all their family were born 
there, with the excejitioii of David S., wliose 
birth occurred two years after their arrival in 
Cuyahoga county, Ohio. He was the second 
white child born in this township, Isaiah Fish 
being the first. In their large family five 
reached adult age, their names being as follows: 
Indiana, wife of Irad Akin; Betsey, wife cd' 
Marvin Braiiiard; Noah; Laura, wife of W^ill- 
iam J. Case; and David S. 

David S. l^rainard was reared on iiis father's 



er farm 
the po; 



larly in life i)roved himself 
of more than ordinary abib 



ity. In addition to carrying on liis farming 
operations, he also dealt in stock, and was in- 
terested in railroad and \arious other enter- 
prises. And whatever Ik' undertook lie gave to 
it his undivided attenth.ii, success in his enter- 
jU'ise usually being ihe result. Abide from hia 
own busine.-,s alluir>, ho found time t.; till the 
various local ollices to which he was called. 



i""or many years he serv(M] as township Cleric 
and 'i'reasurer, an.l also as a member of the 
School iioard. Indeed, few men in this part of 
the county were better known or more highly 
esteemed for I heir ti-ne worth than was he. 

Mr. Hrainard was marrie.l in 1838, to Mhss 
Catherine \]. i'ranie, daughter of Henry and 
Elizabeth (Stisser) Frame, who were born, reared 
and married in New York, and who came witli 
their family to Ohio in 1833, Mrs. Brainard 
at that tiuit! being si.xteen years of age. Mr. 
and ]\Irs. Brame subsefjuently removed from 
this county to Wisconsin, where they died, she 
in 1845, aged sixty-si.x, and he in 1848, age-l 
sixty-nine. l)0th were liorn in 177'd, liis birtli 
occurring on the 27th of March, and liei's on 
the 3Utli of the same month. They had a fam- 
ily of four, namely: Beter H. I'rame, a mill- 
wright by trade, who died in AViscoiisin, aged 
seventy-two years; ^^faigaret, wife of James 
Stark weatlier, she and her husband both being 
deceased; Mrs. Brainard; and Reuben, who re- 
sides witli his sister. i\Ir. and Mrs. Brainard 
had two childien: Mary K. and Susan C. The 
latter was the wife of J. M. Curtis, of Clark 
avenue, Cleveland. She died, leaving an only 
child, Buth. .Mr. I'.rainard <ie],arted this life 
in 1880. 



ffJ/ONORABLE CARLOS M. ST(JNE, 
Y~\\ Judge of the Court of Common Bleae, 
11 ii was born at Strongsville, Cuyahoga 
^ county, Ohio, on ]\rarch 27, 1840. He 

was educated at Oberlin College, graduated at 
the Ohio State and Union Law (.'ollege at 
Cleveland, Ohio, in ISGU, and was admitted to 
the bar in the same year. 



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CUTAHOQA COUNTY. 



He began to practice his profession in 1870, 
and in 1871 was elected I'rosecnting Attorney 
for tiio city of Cleveland, for a term of two 
years. From 1873 to 1876 he was a meiiiher 
of the law tii-iii of Brinsmade & Stone; from 
187(; to 187'J, a inemher of the law tirin of 
Stuiie .V lles.senimiellcr. In (ho fall of Ls71) he 



At lor 



ley 



was clcetcd I'n.seculiiif. 
eouiity, for the term of two yeart;, and i]i 1881 
re-eleeteil to the same otKce, for a term of 
three years. 

Retiring from this office after five years' ser- 
vice, he again took np the practice of law, as a 
member of the law firm of Stone, Ilessenmneller 
A: Gallup. h\ the fall of the same year, 1885, 
he was elected Judge of the Conrt of Common 
Pleas of Cuyahoga county, for a term of five 
years, at the expiration of which he was re- 
elected, in the fall of 1889, for a second term. 

In politics Judge Stone has always been a 
Kepnblican. lie was chairman of the County 
Kepublican Central Committee during the 
ju'csiilential campaign „f 1881, but since his 



ud.i.'sh 



Court (d' (]( 



mon I'leas, the etiquette, dignity and useful- 
ness of his position liave not permitted him to 
take an active part in j)oiitics. 

In 1872, ]\[r. Stone and INIiss Jeanetto 
Follett, daughter of Kliphalet Follutt, of Lick- 
ing counly, Ohio, wwiw united in marriage, and 
their children are Kuth F. and Katharine F. 



pi'y 



[[ | [ L. SFXTON, M. !)., a resident 
rH sician of West (.'leveland, Ohio, was 
II li born at Flsie, Micliigan, a son of Charles 
^ and Nancy (Lewis) Sexton. His father 

is a native of Connecticut and his mother of 
New York State. They both reside in ]\fichi- 
gan. In the common schools of his native 
town, I)i-. Sexton i-eceived his early education, 
and for a time he attended Hillsdale College; 
leaving college he came to Cleveland, where he 
emliarked in the drug business. He acquired a 
thorough and practical knowledge of [diarinacy. 



so indispensable to the successful practice of 
medicine. He took up the study of mediciTie 
in the CJleveland Homeopathic Hospital College 
and later continued his studies of medicine at 
the Cleveland ]\Iedical College, a diploma from 
which institution he holds. He gained con- 
Hideralile experience l.y practice in the Huron 
street lujspital, from " which he also li.jlds a 
diploma. Here, under competent supervisors 
he was enabled to make practical application of 
his knowledge of medicine. 

He began the practice of his profession in 
West Cleveland, and has already gained a very 
desirable practice. He is a member of the 
Carroll Dunham Jledical Association. He is 
progressive and active in his vocation, and 
keeps abreast with the advance of his profession. 



JjOSKI'H F. STHP.HS, I). I)., LL. D.-- 
llolding preferment as the ofiicial head of 
-^ a notable institution of learning, a man of 
erudition and ripe scholarship, honored alike 
for his ability and worth of character, it is 
nuuiifestly most consonant that iti this work 
there be incorporated a rexiinie of the life his- 
tory of Dr. Stubbs, President of Hahlwin Uni- 
versity, I'erea, Ohio. 

The son of (Jolonel J. I), and Mary J. (Gray) 
Stubbs, the subject of this review was boi'n at 
Ashland, Ashland county, Ohio, March PJ, 
1800, being reared to man's estate in his nativo 
town. His father, \\\\o is now liviTig a retired 
life at iVshland, was for many years a jiromi- 
nent business man of that ])laco, where, in his 



decli 



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10 rests secure in the esteem 



and good will of tlie entire community to 
whose best interests he has ever been devoted. 
During the progress of the late war of the 
Rebellion Colonel Stubbs was very actively 
identified with the valiant work of the Union 
i'oi'ces, having been in service for eight years 
and having served much of this time as a mem- 
ber of the stall of the late lamented General 
James y\. (iarli.^l.l. After the closo of Ibe war 



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CUYAHOOA COUNTY. 



607 



liis services 


wore eniisteil for some time as 


HUpci-iiiteiuk' 


it ol' the military railroads in the 


Koiith. Tlu 


wile of Colonel Stnhl.s is ii 


,hiuoLt,M- of t 
iKsnt, lio-iire i 


he lale Kev. Davhl (iray, a pronii- 
1 the early annals of ( ihio ehuirh 


Ul.tovy. 

Colonel n 


hI Mrs. .1. 1). StnM.H i,a.l six 


cliiMicn, con 
in^ Iji'ief rent 


•ernino- whom w<, oiler the lollow- 
rd: Klizaheth, the eldest, heeame 


the wife of 


Jaeoh J. Dorland, of Ashland; 


1 )aviil 1 ). 1st 


ccretary ol the coriioration oiieiat- 


in'' the Oric 


ntal it Occidental iSteanishii) Line 



and has his headquarters at San Francisco, 
('alifornia; flohn (J. is vice-president of the 
Southern Pacific IJailroad (!ompany and is al?o 
a resident of San Francisco; Joseph K. is the 
subject of this sketch; Mary N. is a teacher in 
the Ashland hioh school; VVilliani .Af. was the 
agent of the Standard Oil Company at Sacra- 
inento, California, where he died in 18SG. 

Joseph E. Stnbbs completed tlie woik of the 
common schools in Ashland, and after graduat- 
ing at the iiigh school entered tlie Ohio Wes- 
leyan University, at JJelaware, Ohio, where 
he gra<lnated in the class of 1S73. The 
year prior to his graduation he was eU'cted 
as tutor in Latin and Cre( 
and tilled that positioi 
for three years, when he was obliged to 
resign, by reason of impaii'ed health. Jle 



at the university 
most acceptably 



thereupon purchase! 


th.« 


Vshland 


'J'ii 


les, of 


which he 


continued c 


ditor a 


nd pub 


ishe 


for a 


term of 


six years. 


AVithii 


this tl 


me 


le also 


held the 


incumbency 


as Su 


)ei'inten 


lent 


of the 


Ashland 


pnidic ^ch 


ools, n 


lanifesti 


''A ' 


narked 


business 


and executive abili 


y- 






In June, ISSH, Dr 


Stubb 


i was elected 


to the 



important and exacting position which he now 
holds,— that of President of Baldwin Univer- 
sity. That he \vas ably qualitied for the ef- 
fective discharge of the onerous duties <A' lliis 
odice was a fact i-ecogni/,ed by those Ihrough 
whom came the preferment, and his administra- 
tion of alfairs has proved beyond cavil that the 
trUHl could not have be(;n as.sii^nied to belLei- 
keeping. The Doctor has .pent .me year (a 



portion of each 1890 and 1891) in Berlin, 
where he [lur.-ued a special course of study. 
April 2(;, lSi)t, he received and accejited an 
election to the presid(Uicy of the Stale Univer- 
sity of Nevada at iieno, Nevada, and he will 
n.'tire from lialdwin University August I, 

|s;m. 

lie was united in nnirriage, at Ashland, 
Ohio, July 10, 1«73, to AUss ]<:ila A. Spren-le, 
elde.^t daughter t)f L. J. Sprengle, who had 
i' 



editor and nronrietor of the Ashland 



■e thai 



quarti 



tury. 



Mrs. Stnbbs is also a graduate of the Ohio 
Wcsleyan University. The Doctor and Mi-s. 
Stubbs are the parents of four eiiildren: Tiieo- 
dore A\^, ]']lizabetli S., llalpli S., and Jiutli O. 

I'aldwin Univei'sity, which, in its methods, 
(liBci|iline, facilities and corps (jf instructors, 
takes rank with the best of the irn^derii in=titu- 
tions of higher education, was founded in 1840 
by the late John J'aldwln, of Perea, Ohio, wdio 
lias left this most noble monument to his 
practical philanthropliy and public spirit, -an 
enduring memorial and one that will cause his 
name to be held in j)ei'petual honor. Mr. 
Haldwin was b<n-n in llranford, \ew Haven 
county, Connecticut, October 13, 1799, and his 
death occurred in J^ouisiana, Decendier 28, 
1884. 

The present average number of students en- 
rolled at the university is 220; the buildings, 
grounds and ])ernninent improvements of the 
institution are \alued at !j)125,000, and its 
maintenance is assured by an endowment fund 
of about $100,000. 



AJOK CYIIUS II. UE FOP.EST, as- 
sistant accountant for the Society for 
*i Savings, was born in Clex'eland, May 
30, 1835, a son of u prominent pioneer 
of this city, the late Tracy U. de Forest, 
cast his fortunes with the metropolis of Oh 
early as 1834. Tracy 11. was boi'ii in Chen 
county, N.-w V.n-k, and was by tra-le a i 
wri-lit. 



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CUYAHOGA COUNTY. 



One of the first extensive manufacturing con- 
cerns in this city organized aliont that time was 
the Ciiyaiioga Steam Furnace Comjiany, in 
wliicii J\Ii-. (le Forest was employed as su|H'rin- 
tendent From its inception, and to the siicce>s 
(,r widrh his clVorts wrre direcled nnlil tho linn 
of Kennedy, Do I'oivsl .\:. Randall wa> .irgan- 
i/,ed in iS(17, hein- the successor of i'arish i*^ 
Kni-ht, a well renumihered and substantial con- 
cern. This new linn and its successor, K'cn- 
nedy, De l-'orest, I'ai'sons ^^ (;om|)any, did a 
largo business in sheet-ii'on and copper work 
for boats, which business pati'onage was drawn 
largely by reason of Mr. i)e Forest's extended 
acquaintance among vessel owners and marine 
men genei'ally, resulting from his long connec- 
tion with the Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Com- 
pany and a servic-3 of many years as Fnited 
States Insj)ector of Marine Boilers. j\[r. l^e 
Forest was thoroughly well informeil on all 
mattei-s pertaining to steam boilers, and by rea- 
son of this ability he was appointed in 1S55 by 
the Secretary of the Treasury United States Jn- 
specter of Marine I'oilers, being the first for 
the port of Cleveland. He resigned his olKce 
in 1-S73 and devoted the remaindor of his life 
to his private interests; and his death in 18hi7 
closed a prosperous and useful and honorable 
career. 

The De Forests of America descended di- 
rectly from the JJe Forests of Avesnes, Franco, 
the Avesnes family from the De T'orosts of 
('ambresis, and they from the Sires de Trith of 
the First and Fifth Crusades. Of the Avesnes 
family there were four brothers living in J^ey- 
den, France, in 1606, one of « horn, Jesse, had 
a son, Isaac, born in IGIO. On October 1, 
1636, Isaac de Forest sailed from Amstertlam 
in the yacht liensselaerwyck. Captain Jean 
Tiebkins, for New Amsterdam, New Tork. 
Isaac de I'^orost was married in New Amster- 
dam, June 'J, 16-iI, to Sarah du Trieux. From 
them and through their son David, and through 
David's son Samuel, and through Samuel's son 
Joseph, descended (liileon de rures(,the latter 
the falher of Tracy K. and the grandfather of 



j\rajor Cyrus 11. (iideon do l''orest and his 
three brothers, Samuel, Abel and Mills, were 
all born under the same roof in Stratford, Con- 
necticut, were all 8(Jdiers in the Revolution, all 
reccivcHl pensions, and, in 1835, when the 
youngest was o\er seventy years of age, held a 
reunion at Fdmcston, New York, when they 
came together for the first time during mor(j 
than half a century, (iideon de l''orest was 
married to Hannah I'.irdseye inl7nf, and in 
the following year moved to Ivlmeston, Otsego 
county. New York. He died December iJ, ISiO, 
in his seventy-sixth year. Of Crideon's eight chil- 
dren but one, the youngest, Mrs. Harriett ImiI- 
ler of Sherburne, New ^'ork, is now living. 
Tracy R. de Forest, ne.vt older than Harriet of 
Gideon's children, was born February 2, 1811, 
and was married at I51ack llock, now ])art of 
l^uffalo, New York, on lAfay 22, 1833, to Julia 
Ann Sutherland, and their children were Cyrus 
Henry, our Bubject; Louis (iermaiu, who served 
during the iiebellion, first as Adjutant of the 
Seventh Ohio A^oliinteer lufanti-y, afterward as 
Captain in the (Jne Hundred and Fiftieth Ohio 
Volunteer Infanti-y, and died in 1870 from dis- 
ease contracted in the service; Julia Ambrosia, 
who became the wife of Jiev. Dr. Edward P. 
Ingersoli and died in 1865; Charles Lee, who 
died at Jacksonville, Florida, in 1888; Maria 
Louise, who dieil in 18(55; Albert Wright, a 
resident of this city; and Mai-y Frances, with 
whom the mother, in her eighty-second year, is 
now living. 

After receiving the best education afforded 
by the public scliools of Cleveland, Cyrus II. 
entered the service of the O'Reilly Telegraph 
Company as messenger boy, and soon there- 
after became an operator, serving as such in 
Cleveland and Mass! lion. He was among the 
very first to read by sound, and in fact he never 
used the paper ribbon. Surveying, hf)wever, 
was his chosen profession, and, with a wiilor 
field in view, he went West in 1S5(), locating 
in Omaha, then a frontier town in the early 
days of its existence. Tluire \w was in govern- 



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town sites, etc., until the discovery of gold at 
Pike's I'cak (rciilly iit Cherry Creek, the present 
site of JJenvei'), when lie with a party of live 
others, with two wiiirons, started foi- that region. 
Tile party made the trip in twenty-one days, 
'> footini,^ it " the entii-e distance, and it was 

and mining with varying snceess, until the Ci\'il 
war came on, when Governor Gilpin of Colo- 
rado, commissioned him as fciecond Lientenant 
of Company A, Second Colorado Cavalry, lie, 
with Captain James 11. Ford, soon raised a 
company and was inustei'ed into the ser\ ice at 
Fort Garland, Colorado, December 21, 18G1; 
was promoted First Lieutenant, January 5, 
1862, as Captain of Company C, August 24, 
ISG-i, and brevetted ]\Iajor United States Vol- 
unteers, March 13, 18()5, for gallant and mei-i- 
toriouB service in New JMe.xico. 

After a year's Held service in Xew Mexico 
and Xorthern Texas, and participating in the 
battles of Glorietta and I'eralta under General 
Slough and Canliy, I'espectively, Lieutenant do 
F'oi'est was ajipointed Aid-de-Camp to General 
Carleton, who succeeded General Canby in com- 
mand of the Department of New Mexico, and 
served in that capacity as Acting Assistant Ad- 
jutant General of the I)epa)'tment upon the 
staffs of Generals Carleton, Sykes, and (ietty, 
successive department commanders, until his 
final muster out of service, Septenibei- iJO, 
1807. 

I'eforo i\Iaj(jr do i'^orest was finally mustered 
out and upon a reorganization of the regular 
army, ho was appointed Second Lieutenant of 
the Thirtyfifth Infantry, United States of Amer- 
ica; but, the military service having no charms 
for him in times of peace, ho declined the com- 
mission and entei-ed the Surveyor General's 
otllce at Santa I''e, New Mexico, as chief 
draughtsman, where he remained until 1870, 
when he returned to Cleveland. Here he be- 
came Deputy Clerk of tiie Superior Court, and 
U|i.ui its demisi. Drputy (Mcu-k of the Court of 
(.lonunon I'kas, fer\ in- under Clerks Co-awell, 



ninrnan and Kitchen until 1884, when he en- 
tei'ed the em])loy of the Society for Savings, 
wdiere he is now the assistant accountant. 

In politics ]\Iajor do Forest is uncompromis- 
ingly IJepublican. He was a niembei' of the 
Centennial Council from the then Seciuid waid. 

favorable acticui liy this body, namely, t he Cen- 
tral Viaduct ordiiuiuce, and an ordinance leas- 
ing the canal bed to the Valley liailroad Com- 
jiany, both of which received IMajor de Forest's 
support. 



IlIiA A. KINNEV, foreuuxn for the 
Cleveland Stone Company, was l)orn in 
Medina county, Ohio, January 2'J, 1846. 
llis father was S. E. Kinney, a farmer by occu- 
pation, and young Grra was reariMl nw bis father's 
farm, wliere he remained till he became of age, 
and received a common-school eilucaticjn. After 
leaving home he Sjient some three years in \ew 
York .,n a farm, and in 1872 came 1,> llerea, 

1876 he became connected with the Derea Stone 
C'ompany as foreman, and when the I'erea Stone 
Company consolidated with tlie Cleveland Stone 
(Company Mr. Kinnc^y still continued in the 
capacity of foreman, which ])osition he has sini'C 
lilled. 

In 1884 he went to California, where he 
spent one year, dniing which time he lost his 
lirst wife, Mrs. Lora (Crocker) Kinney, to whom 
he was married in iierea, January 2'J, 1872. 
She died in California, January 5, 1884. He 
was again married in Ijerea, January 2'J, l8S(i, 
to Mrs. Anna liixby, of Chicago, a lady of line 
business ability and many aecomplisiimcnis. 

Mr. Kinney has been a nu^iiberof the Coun- 
cil of Hei'ea, and has been connected with the 
liaptist Church, but in 1887 became a member 
of the Methodist F^piscopal Church, with his 
wife, lie has taken quite an active i)art in 
ten]|ierance W(U'k and has been interested in all 
that teiuls to pn.mole tiie wclfar,^ of the com- 
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GUYAHOOA COUNTY. 



His fatlier, Sanford E. Iviiiney, was born in 
Madison county, New York. lie taught school 
for many years, although the last years of his 
life were spent in farming. He died at his 
home in Lilrhlirld, Mclina c.nnty. * >lii<>. a .^n- 
cer,. Chris! ian. His wile, ,>rr Sarah ('lia,v, was 
i)ori: ill New V.irk >Slale. Shr died at l.il.di- 
li.dd, llv,. W(HkK previmis to her iuishaiid, in 
l8'J:i, and hotli lie hurie.l in the same grave. 
They had tiiree chihlren ulm lived to giiAV up, 
— Orra A., Matilda and Alora. 



djONESS. DFCKLE, jntdor moniher of the 
' J. L. Hudson clothing firm, Cleveland, and 
general manager of their business, is best 
described by tlu> word " hustler."' In the 
ei^htc^en years or more since his advent in tlio 
clothing trade he has made for iiimself a name 
and a place seldom reached by men of his age; 
for his C(jin])any raid<s among the foremost in 
their line in America, the volume of their sales 
protiably exceeding that <if any retail (dothing 
house in any city of similar size on the conti- 
nent. 

Mr. Dickie's lirst essay in business life was 



in the clothing traile, when he was employed Ijy 
the noted house of 0. R. ]\[abloy, of Detroit, 
while he was yet a lad. I>atcr he occupied re- 
sponsible positions in J. L. Ilndson's various 
branch establishments at Sandusky and Toledo, 
Ohio, and Jackson, Michigan. When in 1885 
Mr. Hudson made his great deal in Cleveland 
and bought out the Excelsior clothing house, 
Mr. Dickie, then in his twenty-eiglith year, was 
elected its manager. Cleveland offered a lai'ge 
field for an enterprising man like him, especially 
wluui backed by i\[r. Hudson's great capital, 
keen judgment and shrewd foresight, and the 
op]iortunity was well improved. Tlic eity already 
had lai'ge clothing- houses, but none of them had 
ever Ixfen run in tlie nninncr which Mr. Hudson 
made so successful in Detroit and elsewhere; 
his melhods were of the •' booming" kind,— 
hiiying great hits at cut prices, ailvertising ex- 
tensively and selling at pi'ices that would insure 



ready transactions. And ^[r. Dickie was just 
the sort of man to inaugurate these methods in 
this city. Ho entered into the execution of 
them with " heart and soul," and some of the 
most l.rilliant advertising in llu: cl.,tl,in;,' lino 
ever d,, II.' ill Cl.'vdand was dune by Mr. Dickie. 



lie has always in-cn a si r.,ii- ad vocale of special 
sales, working fur tlin mull it i.de and not lor the 
few; and he has also l.een a believer in the 
policy of hiw prices and ([iiicli moxeiiicnt of 
goods. Coiiseiiuontly the Cleveland public 
siiim ascoriained that the announcement of a 
great sale at the E.xcelsior meant low prices and 
exceptionable values. 

The Hudson establishment has always had 
the reputation of being willing to buy anything 
that could be bought I'ight, and Mi-. Dickie 
stands shoulder to shouhlerwith Mr. Hudson 
as an advocate of this ]jolicy. The stoi'C is a 



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Collins, a cargo of shoe-pi'gs or a dozen elephants 
if the prices were low enough with the cer- 
tainty that the pi'oper advertising \\ould insure 
their cmick sale at a ])rotit. So far as we know, 
however, Mr. Dickie has not yet speculated in 
these articles last mentioned, hut more than once 
has he sailed in and handled large quantities of 
ladies' goods, such as cloaks, etc., that he had 
bought at a bargain; and on <jne memorable oc- 
casion he drew such a tlock of ladies to the 
store that it became his turn to say " .No," close 
the doors and temporarily keep hack thecrow<l! 
One of his great purchases, some time ago, was 
of the salvage remaining from the lire of Klein, 
GoodhartA K'och, .saiil to be valued at .S20(),()0(); 
it was bought by Hmlson & Dickie in just one- 
half hour from the opening of negotiations. 
Mr. Dickie's face is one of the most familiar at 
the New York clothing markets, known to all 
his customers as characterized by black hair, 
brilliant black eyes, tine jihysique, commanding 
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Ilis advent into tlie clothing trade was unique. 
He straggled into Detroit not many years ago, 
badly in need of a jol>. Enterinj; ilabley's es- 
tablishment, of whicli J. Jj. Hudson was then 
the maTiager, he asked whetlier they needed any 
help. It was jnst prior to a big fair; the town 
woui.l B(M,n im'riill uf peopK', and iinl.^ud more 
help was nredi'd. "Can you sell clothiiii^? " 
asked the manager, looking the applicant over. 
" I think I can," was the modest reply. " Well, 
come around j\[onday and I will see what you 
can di)." i\Ir. Dickie departed and entered the 
cidthing store next door. " I want tf) get some 
clothes," said he to the clerk. He was hard to 
suit. Ho questioned the clerk sharply about 
the merit of the goods. The clerk, expatiating, 
])ulled down suit after suit, going tliiough the 
whole stock, but could not make a sale. Mr. 
Dickie went out and entered anotluu' store, going 
through the same perfornumce, and ere long ho 
had examinetl every clothing stock in Detroit, 
and knew as much about the business as any 
ordinary salesman could ti^ll. So, on Monday 
he returned to Mabli^y's, according to agree- 
ment, was ])laced at work, and soon jjroved to 
be one of the liveliest and most etiici(int sales- 
man the house ever had. Mr. Hudson's keen 
jiulgment of men came into play when he 
started in business for himself, and J\Ir. Dickie 
was one of bis lirst selections, who has ])ro\'en 
himself one of the most successful of his as- 
sistants. 

Mr. Dickie is of (4erman ancestry, a J'enn- 
sylvanian by birth, a I'lesbyterian in religion, 
active in all the general business interests of the 
city, a member of the I'oard of Trade and of 
about all the secret and social organizations of 
the city. His success in business and accumu- 
lations of wealth have been such as to enable 
him to invest !t;5(),UU() in stocks, vAc, outside of 
his business as a (dothier. Ife became a part- 
ner in the business in 188tJ. The J. L. JIndsdn 
clothing house in Cleveland succeeds Stein, 
August & (Jai-son, who opened the " Excelsior" 
clothing house in 1S.S8, and failed on account 
of inellicirut management; Mr. Hudson Umk 



the management in 1885, and under the man- 
agement of Mr. Dickie the business has proven 
a decided success from the very beginning. 

This gri^at Cleveland establishment is known 
throughout tlio country, and is said to be oncMjf 
the finest clothing stores in America. It com- 
pris(.'8 two floors !M)xl75 feet, where they 
em[)loy >ipward of 100 clerks. The stock is 
complete in its various departments, presenting 
a clean and fresh appearance. A most notice- 
abl(! feature of this fine store is a show window 
28x40 feet, which is proljably the largest in 
the world. The establishment is one (if nine 
similar concei'ns conducted by jMr. Hudson, lo- 
cated at the following points: Cleveland, Detroit, 
Grand Rapids, St. Paul, liutlalo, iXorwalk, To- 
ledo, Sandusky antl St. Louis. In addition to 
the above he has a large clothing manufacturing 
establishment at Causing, ^fichigan. 



Ill LFllED KELLOGG.— Among the well 
LLi\ known citi/.cns of Cuyahoga county, 
/rVi Ohio, is Alfred Kellogg, of No. 0:34 
' Scranton avenue, South Side, \vho was 

born in this county, in November, 1820, and is 
the son of Jfartin Kellogg, who was ow. of the 
jiionecrs of Ohio ami was a prominent man (jf 
the South Side half a century ago. The latter 
was b(,rn February 10, 17i):{,^n I'last Hampton 



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cut, of Irish jjarents. He was the son of Mar- 
tin Kellogg, who was a native of Marlboro, (Con- 
necticut and was born about the year 17()5. 
His wife, nee Itachel IFosford, was the daughter 
of Dudley Hosford, of ^rarlboro, ami sheljore 
him six children. He died in 1825, and his 
wife in 1850. 

Martin Kellogg, father of our subject, was 
reared on his father's fai'm and received a com- 
mon-school eilucation. In 18 17 he came to Ohio, 
with three young men companions, but remained 
only one summer, returning to his old home, 
and on dune 2, 1S18, he was married to Laura 
Adams, the <lauo|,ter of Itcnjamin Adams, of 



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CUYAHOGA COUNTY. 



West Chester, New London eounty, Coiinoeti- 
cut. In company witli the families of Judife 
IJiirber and Messrs. Watkins, iJraiicii and Ansel 
Youncr, Mr. Keiio^i,' and iiis youni:; wife set out 

juurnuy liy u\ team, consuniinc^r forty days, and 
arriving in Cleveland in duly, \S\.H. Ho settled 
in Hrooklyn, (in a farm which is now within the 
city limits of ( 'levelaiid, a portion of which is 
owned hy our subject and upon which stands 
his jiresent handsome and substantial residence 
iin Seranton avenue, lie at once began clearing 
the land, an,l, although beset with all the trials 
and nardshi[)s of the pioneer, never once Ijecame 
discouraged or disheartened, and at the end of a 
few yeais had a comfoi'table home for his family 
and was doing nicely. In 1.S50 his wife died, 
and on j\[arcli 8, 18(30, he was married to Miss 
Laura AValker, who died July 17, 1863. His 
death occurred on the 25th of Auyust, 1863. 
He was the father of fuur children: Alfred, 
llurace, Charles ^sl. and Sandford 1!., all of 
whom are now deceased except his first born, 
our subject. He was a man of stanch integrity 
and high moral courage, an enterprising citizen 
and one who took an active part in forwarding 
local improvements and the best interests of the 
community. lie was originally an old-line 
Whig, but upon the birth of the Republican 
party he became a stanch adherent of that or- 
ganization. Although taking an active interest 
in political and public questions, he never 
sought or held office of any kind. 

Alfred Kellogg was reared on the farm, and 
received liis education, as is commonly expressed, 
by holding the plow. His attendance at school 
was limited to a few months during the winters, 
and even this ceased as soon as lie was lai'ge 
enough and old enough to make a "full hand" 
at work on the farm. I'ut he made the best of 
his limited opj)ortunities and secured a good 
practical education, which was sup[)lemented 
with native shrewdness and keen judgment, in- 
dustry and integrity, and his success in life lias 
been in Ud wise ham|,cred by I he want of a better 
education. lie b.llowed in the f.iolslcps of his 



father and became a farmer, and, as his friends 
and neighbors say, a "good one at that.'' lie 
carried on farmiTig until 1870, tilling the soil of 
the old honi(^st('ad on tlu^ South Side; but ab.iiit 
that tin:.., the city having gr<,wn rapidly and 
poll his farni, he decided to plat 
cniainder of thoold larni, and in a 
me had i(!duc(Ml it to abo 



encroaclu'd u 
and sell the r 
few years' ti 



two 



acres, which lie retained for a residence and 
grounds. l''or several years Mr. Ivellogg was 
engaged in the p.^icking business, but was suc- 
ceeded in that business by his son Horace, since 
which time he has lived i-etired, taking the 
world easy, surrounded by his family and enjoy- 
ing the fruits of a well spent and active life. 

On the 22d day of March, 1843, Mr. Kellogg 
was married to Louisa E. Ackloy, daughter of 
Asa Ackley, a pioneer of Cuyahoga county, who 
settled on a farm near the infirmary. She bore 
him three children and died in 1885. The fol- 
lowing year he was married to l<>li/abeth A. 
Plumb, whose family were among the pioneers 
of Wayne county, Ohio. The children of j\Ir. 
Kellogg are as follows: Edward M., deceased, 
born in 1845; Horace, born in 184'J, and now 
engaged in the ])ackiiig business in tlie tirni of 
Kellogg and Jenkins; and Frank, born in 1854. 



QENERAL MORTIMER D. LEGGETT, 
/ of (Jleveland, (Jhio, has for years been 
prominently identified with the interests 
' of this country and has distinguished 
himself in more ways than one, 
niiglit be 
service am: 



than one. Volumes 
tten upon the early life, army 
ubseiiuent career of this well- 



known man, and yet much be still omitted. 
To give even the most succinct narrative of his 
life requires much more space than can be 
given on these pages. 

General Leggett's early days were spent in 
New York ami Ohio, and amid the best social 
and educali.inal inllnenees. Ilisparent-s Lsaac 
and Mary (^Slrong) Leggott, were residents (d' 



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CUYAHOGA COUNTT. 



Ithaca, New Yoi-k, where the son, JEortimer D., 
was born April 19, 1821. The family removed 
to Montville, (Juanga county, Uliio, in 1830. 
The life of the son was that of the farmer boy 
of his day, and if no means of rare culture or 
(ixnaiision of mind woro open to him in the 
HUiall, liack country town, lie was n;ivoii that 
which was uf nioi-e use, — enon<j;h physical ex- 
ercise to <j;ive him a strong, hardy fi'ame, and 
such moral and religious sui-roundings as to 
make him a true-liearted and earnest man. 
Such time as could be taken from the farm 
work was given to his books, of which he was 
very fond; and in his home education ho was 
aided by his parents and older sister. When 
eighteen years of age he attended a teachers' 
seminary or training school, where he gradu- 
ated at the head of his class. After this ho im- 
mediately gave his attention to teaching, not 
with the purpose of making it his life work, 
but as one of the stepping-stones to the pro- 
fession he had marked out for himself — that of 
the law. His success in the schoolroom was 
such as to warrant the statement that had he 
continued in that line of labor he would long 
since have become eminent as an educator; but 
as soon as his means would permit he began the 
study of law. He passed a creditable examina- 
tion and was a<lmitted to the bar in 1844. 
About tliat time he iiecame greatly interested 
in the puljlic-school question, and in the new 
cause he and others stumped the State. The 
result of the movement was the passage of the 
experimental law applicable to Akron, in 1846, 
out of which grew the grand common-school 



S}' 



item of Ohio. In the meantime Mr. Let 



gett had been still further preparing him.self 
for liie chosen profession, with the intention of 
entei-ing upon its practice at once. AVith the 
passag,., h.-wcvci-, of tlio Akron school law he 
was pursiuided to tako charge of the organiza- 
tion of the schools thereunder. Ilis signal 
success at Akron made his services in demand 
at Warren, whero he also rendered eflicient 
service. The vulue .d' his hib..r during those 



In 1850, relinquishing his school labors, he 
opened a law oflice at Warren, and was re- 
warded with a good practice from the start. 
Ever in love with educational work, ho foutul 
time occasionally to still pursue it, and in 1850- 



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tiim of I'reressdr of iMjuity, ,1 urisprudence and 
of rieading and Practice in the Ohio Law Col- 
lege, In 1857 he was led to change his resi- 
dence, going to Zaiiesville, where he continued 
in practice and at the same time had general 
supervision of the public schools, llei'e he re- 
mained until the breaking out of the Rebellion. 
j\[r. Leggett had a personal acquaintance and 
friendship with George B. IMcClellan. When 
the lattei' took command of his troops and 
moved into Virginia, Mr. Leggett accompanieil 
him as a volunteer aid, without {)ay, and was 
soon convinced that the war was to be a length- 
ened contest that no three months' campaign 
would end. Keturning to Ohio, he was corn- 
missioned by (iovernor Dennison, in the latter 
part of 18G1, to raise and organize the Seventy- 
eighth liegiment of Ohio Infantry. He eti- 
listed as a private, Ijeing the iirst man to place 
his name upon the roll of the regiment. He 
went at his work with tireless devotion and 
energy, and in the short space of forty days had 
enlisted the full number of 1,040 men. As 
(Jolouel of the regiment he went South with it 
and rojjorted for duty to (ieneral (irant at Fort 
Donelson. It is a matter of regret that we 
must of a necessity pass hastily over his army 
life; indeed, to give it in full would be to write 
a history of the war, and that is not the purpose 
of this work. Sutlice it to say that in less tlian 
three years he made the phenomenal stride from 
private to IVfajor-General; nor was his jiromo- 
tion the result of favoritism. It was based 
u|)on true merit. A boi'ii coininaiider of men, 
and with natural military genius, it would have 
been a strange combination of adverse circum- 
stances that would have kept him from pro- 
motion. In the battle of Sliihih ho i.^ceived 
his Iirst Wipund, l)Mt .li.l net leave the Held. 
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vance on Corinth, ho liad one horse killed under 
liim and another wounded, lie himself escaping 
uninjured. At Champion Hills he received a 
severe ilesh wound in tlie tliiyli, in the bcoinnin<^f 
of the light, hut "he concealed the woihul even 
fi-oni his stair, and rc^mained on tlie licdd, coni- 
luaudiiiu; his troops throughout the battle." 



iiut it 

tinguished liiTiisell'. The morning after the 
tight, although severely wounded in the left 
shoulder, I'ight side and elsewhere, he was 
helped to mount his horse, and rode into the 
city at the head of his brigade. For these and 
other iiieritiii-ious services he was fittingly i-u- 
warded. He was with Sherman on that mem- 
orable march to the sea, and his last engaire- 
ment was in South Carolina. " At the grand 
review of the armies at Wash i tig ton, at the 
close of the war," says one writei', "no general 
officer was more warmly or cordially received in 



at Vicksburg that he most di 



the President' 



sp; 



ilioii than was General Jjeo- 



gett, or congratulati'd with greater warmth and 
heartiness liy the Ti'esident and Secretary of 
War. lie was on that day I'Ccognizud as one of 
the heroes of the land." So high an authority 
as AVhitelaw lleid says, in his "Ohio in the 
War," of General Ijeggett: 

" lie is strictly a moral man, never drinks 
anything that will intoxicate, never smokes 
cigars, never chews tobacco, never uses profane 
language, and never jilays cards, and drinking 
and card-playing were always prohibited at his 
headquarters. Ills services lasted from the be- 
ginning to the close of the war; they were 
always honorable, often arduous, and sometimes 
distinguished, so that in the end he came to 
command the trust of his superiors, the admi- 
ration of his soldiers, and the gratitude from 
the country which all deserve who add capacity 
and skill to their jiersonal devotion." 

The war over, he resumed the practice of law 
at Zaiiesville, Ohio. Again and ;igain he was 
urged to try his fortune in the field of politics, 
but as often declined. i )uriiig tlu> war a warm 
friendship had spi-iiiig up bctwiTii him and 
(.Jeneral GranI, which nieiidship still runtinued, 



and when the latter was elected to the presi- 
dency he proffered more than one position to 
his old companion-in-arms. They were all de- 
clined by (ieiieral Leggctt, with one (^\C(^ption, 
that of Commissioner of Patents, fur this 
position ho was |)articiilarly adapted, and in ii 
served most acceptably for a term of four years, 
from 1871 to 1S75. At the expiration of that 
time he resigned his office and removed to 
Cleveland, where he has since resided. Hero 
he opened a law ofiice, but made patents his 
specialty. Ilis tastes ran naturally in that 
direction, and his experience in AVashington 
had given him an insight into the business that 
no other form of preparation could have afforded. 
Soon he commanded a very lanre business in 
this direction, and practiced in all the United 
States courts throughout the entire country 
east of the Rocky mountains. 

General Leggett has been of practical useful- 
ness to the manufacturing and business inter- 
ests of Cleveland and the West in more ways 
than one. He was one of the organizers of the 
Telegraph Supply Company, which was suc- 
ceeded by the Urush Electric Company. Of 
the latter he was president until 1884. lie 
was also president of the Cummer Engine Com 
pany, formed in 1881 for the building of steam 
engines. He was vice-president of the Cow- 
ings Steel Casting Company and of the Walker 
Manufacturing Company, and has also been in- 
terested in other important enterprises needless 
to mention here. In 1884 his desire for rest 
led him to take a trip to Europe, and before 
going he resigned the presidency of the Priish 
Company and the Cummer Engine Company, 
but he is still a member of the board of direct- 
ors of each corporation. In 1880 he was elected 
a member of the; Hoard of Education of Cleve- 
land, and two years later was chosen a member 
of the Hoard of Managers of the Cl.nelan.l 
Public Library, in both of which positions bo 
rend(U-e(l valuable service. I'olitically, he affili- 
ate's with the Pepnblican party. 

.lulyl), 1S4I, be married Miss Marilla Wells, 
daughter of Ab.salom Wells, of iMontville Ceii- 



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CUYAGOHA COUNTY. 



ter, Oliio. yiiii (lied in 187G. Ifeinarkable for 
her intelligence, cliarmiiig grace anil ciieerful 
disposition, she was loved by all who knew iier. 
'I'hcy iiad iive children, oidy one of whom is 
living, namely, Mis. II. A. Seymour, of. 
\V'^ashingt(jn (-ity. The other four were 
AV. W. Ix'ggctt, :i lawyer of Detroit, who died 
in lsy2; Mortimer I.eggett, wlio died at (Cor- 
nell University in the fall of 1873; L. L. J.eggett, 
engaged in business with his father, and died 
suddenly of apople.xy, April 2, 1894; and one that 
passed away in infancy. The General was mar- 
ried in 1879 to his present companion, Misa 
Weltha Tost, daughter of If. (". Post, of San- 
dusky, Ohio. 



SHERLOCK J. ANDKEWS, a jurist 
\ learned and distinguished, and one of the 
~ — foremost of the brilliant lawyers who 
have made the bar of Ohio famous, was born 
in Wallingford, (Connecticut, November 17, 
1801, and dieil in Cleveland, Kebiuary 11, 
188U. 

His father, John Andrews, was early in the 
present century a distinguished physician and 
a citizen of great prominence in Connecticut. 
II is son, the subject of this sketch, was pre- 



pared for college in the Episcopal academy at 
Clieshire, and after a thoi-ough course there 
was sent to Union College at Schenectady, iS'ew 
York, where he gi-aduated with high honors in 
the class of 1821. Soon afterward he became 
the jjrofessional assistant of JJenjamin Silliman, 
Sr., the eminent scientist of "i'ale College, and 
intimate friend of Dr. Andrews; and foi- several 
yitai-s he lilled the jiosition to the great satisfac- 
tion of the distinguished prdfcssoi', who t(jok' 
him into his family and gave him a fatlier's 
care; and who, in his j)rivate journal, sulise- 
(juently published, speaks of his young associate 
in the highest tiM'ms of praise and allection. 



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isly, and after attend- 



ing lectures at the law school there was, in 
1825, admitted to practice. In the same year 
he severed his relations with I'rof. Silliman, 
and, following the example of many young men 
of that pej'iod, came to the Western Ueserve 
and located at Cleveland. Soon afterward he 
became the partner of Judge Samuel (Jowles, 
with whom the relation continued until 18.'i3, 
when the latter retired, and the firm of Andrews 
& Foot was formed, which subsequently became 
Andrew, Foot & lloyt. 

Very early in his professional life ]\[r. 
Andrews gained prominence. Ilis brilliant 
talents, marked industry, and social qualities 
made liini a leading man in the community. 
In 1840 he was elected to Congress, where he 
served with honor. In 1848 he was appointed 
Judge of the Superior Court of Cleveland, 
which was afterward legislated out of existence 
by provision of the Ohio constitutional con- 
vention, of which Judge Andrews was a con- 
spicuous member. < )n the bench he displayed 
eminent talent, and maintained there, as in every 
other official position, an irreproachable reputa- 
tion as a public servant. 

Upon returning to practice, Judge Andrews, 
warned by failing health, partially retired from 
active life, and thereafter was only engaged as 
counsel and advocate in important cases. In 
1873, chosen by both thellejniblican and Demo- 
crat parties, he was again a memijer of the 
State constitutional convention, where his long 
experience, wisdom and ability gave him a com- 
manding position, and he was made chairman 
of the Judiciary Committee, having declined a 
nomination, and certain election, as presidino- 
ollicer, tendered him by his ilej)ublican col- 
leagues. 

l)ur-ing his entire professional career of more 
than f(n-ty years. Judge Andrews held front 
rank. I'Ogic, wit, sarcasm ami j)athos, all rein- 
forced by a well discijilined and cultivated mind, 
stored with wide and varied learning, wei'e at 
his command in rich jirofusion. There were 
others who eipialed him in technical jileading; 
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CUYAHOGA COUNTY. 



of right, no otlier advocate in his day was so 
irresistible hcfore a jury, oi- was more suc- 
cessful. In every [,hase of his professional life 
lie eoinnianded the universal respect of both 
l.eiieh and bar. hi politics he was first a ^Vhig 
ami thLii a Kepuliliean. lie -.vas not, however, 
an t\tir;ri.- parti-an, and freely condemned pai'ty 
mca^iiie- which he deemed wrong. 

In i^:J^ .Indge Andrews married Miss Ur- 
sula Allen, of Litchfield, Connecticut, daughter 
of lion. John Allen, a former member of Con- 
gress from that State, and a leader of its bar. 
Five children survive him, namely: Misses 
Sarah J. an<l Cornelia 1!. An.lrews, .^[rs. Ursula 
M. Uerrick and ^[r. William W. Andrews,— 
all re-idin- in Clevelan.l: and :\Irs. Harriet S. 
WhittelM-y, of Walllnpl'ord,Connc<-ticut. dudgc 
Andrews was a Christian gentleman, a faithful 
friend and an atlei/tionate huM.and and parent, 
lie passed awa\ I'ipe in yc:ir: and wisdom and 
nniver-ally beloved ' and admired, and will, be 
reniembeied as representing the Lest type of 
Anifrican maidiood, — aide, pure, lovable and 
acf(jmplisiied. The announcement of his death 
was I'cceivtMl by the public with great sadness. 
The courts inClevrhmd imnn'diately adjourned. 



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Is were spread the appi'opriate 



resolutions (,f the bar, ami t he Supreme Court 
in enli-ring tho~e ti'ibutes upon its joui'iial paid 
very unusual hoiujr to liis memory as a distin- 
guished lawyer. Jlis death emled an honored 
and blameless life, and found him prejjared for 
immortalit\. 



IfI|KNRV II. dOlIXSOX, a real-estate 
rH' dealer and bndcer >•{ stocks and bonds, 
J) i Clev^-land, is one of the eminently suc- 
V ,.,.,.fnl y„ung business men of the city, 

wh,)s,. ,.;ircer IS now fairly Ijegun. His business 
litV h;,d it- br-iuning in this city about fifteen 

tion at Suub.'s College at New Orleans, Louisi- 
ana, he became his father's agent to transact 
an\ business ocrtainiiio- to his real estate and 



Other property interests. In 1882 he engacred 
regularly and permanently iu the real-estate 
business, handling it as an investment. His 
efTorts have been directed toward the 



iprovi 
prop- 



ment of what imiy Ije termed suburbai 
erty, by laying out allotments and put