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Full text of "Who's who in Chicago; the book of Chicagoans, a biographical dictionary of leading living men and women of the city of Chicago and environs"

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WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA 

A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of the 

United States. Established, 1 899, by Albert Nelson Marquis. 

Edited by John W. Leonard. Full cloth. Price, f 3.50. 

This publication aims to give a brief, crisp personal sketch 
of every living man and woman in the United States whose 
position or achievements make his or her personality of gen- 
eral interest, and tells just the things every intelligent per- 
son wants to know about those who are most conspicuous 
in every walk of life. 

A valuable feature of the book will be found in the ap- 
pended addresses. No other work has ever attempted the 
laborious task of finding and furnishing the addresses of lead- 
ing Americans in all parts of the world. Thus, the book pos- 
sesses not only the best attributes of a Biographical Diction- 
ary, but is also a handy Directory of those living people of 
the United States in whom almost everybody is interested. 

"Who's Who in America" is thoroughly revised, brought 
down and reissued biennially. No one who aims to keep 
abreast of the times can afford to be without a copy at his 
elbow constantly. The 1906-7 edition will be ready about 
Jan. 1, 1906. It will contain about 16,000 names and about 
2,000 pages. The volume is compact and of convenient size 
for carrying in the satchel. 

" Who's Who in America " has proved one of the most useful and sat- 
isfactory of our desk reference books the past year.— TF. T. Harris, U. S. 
Commissioner of Education. 

I constantly use the work and constantly recommend it to others. It 
is worth many times the price to any busy man.— Co?. Thomas Wentworth 
Higginson, Author, Boston, Mass. 

This book is indispensable to every reader of newspapers, to every libra- 
ry, and to every man and woman who reads or writes.— C/i/ca.QO Tribune. 

The most useful book, next to a good English Dictionary, that it has 
been my fortune to see. It is a marvel of condensation and convenience. 
—Dr. W J McGee, Ethnologist, Washington. D. C. 

One of the most, probably the most, indispensable of reference books 
of its kind ever published. We welcome the new revised and enlarged 
edition which has just been published.— PMfcitc Opinion. 

For Sale by Leading Booksellers and by the Publishers, 

A. N. MARQUIS £? COMPANY. CHICAGO 



The Book of Chicagoans 



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



EDITED BY 

JOHN W. LEONARD 






editor of 
Who's Who in Ameeica 



\ij05 



PRICE, $8.50 



CHICAGO 

A. N. MARQUIS h COMPANY 

1905 



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



PREFACE. 

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

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

Names which should have been included will be missed, but in 
practically all such cases the omission is not in the least due to the lack 
of effort on the part of those having the preparation of the book in 
hand. By mailed request or personal solicitation all who were regarded 
as eligible were solicited, in a respectful way, to furnish personal data. 
The great majority of those so requested furnished the data freely and 
in a courteous manner, and to them thanks are hereby extended. A 
few gave information with evident reluctance and others showed com- 
plete indifference and let the requests for data go unnoticed. 

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

Notwithstanding the reasons named, which have prevented the 
inclusion of persons whose life-sketches it had been intended to give, 
the publication may make just claim to greater completeness, a greater 



6 THE BOOK OF CHICAGOANS 

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

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

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

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

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

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



THE BOOK OF CHTCAGOANS 7 

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

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

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

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

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



8 THE BOOK OF CHICAGOANS 

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

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



ABBREVIATIONS. 



A.A.A.S. — American Association for the Ad- 
\ancenient of Science. 

A.B, (also B.A.)— Bachelor of Arts. 

ag-t. — agent. 

Ala. — Alabama. 

Am. — American. 

A.M. (also M.A.)— Master of Arts. 

apptd. — appointed. 

Archseol. — Archreological. 

Ariz. — Arizona. 

Ark. — Arkansas. 

arty, (or art.) — artillery. 

Assn. — Association. 

asst. — assistant. 

atty. — attorney. 

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

Aug-. — August. 

Av. — Avenue. 

A.&F.Ry. — Atlanta & Pacific Railway. 

to. — born. 

B.A. (also A.B.) — Bachelor of Arts. 

Bapt. — Baptist. 

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

Bldg-. — B u i 1 d i n g. 

Blk.— Block. 

Boul. — Boulevard. 

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

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

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

Calif.— California. 

Can. — Canada. 

capt. — captain. 

cav. — cavalry. 

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

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

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

CCC.ScSt.L.Ry.— Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chi- 
cago & St. Louis Railway. 

C.,B.&I.R.R. — Chicago & Eastern Illinois Rail- 
road. 

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

Chicag-Q Athletic — Chicago Athletic Associa- 
tion. 

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

C.,I.&B.Ry. — Chicago, Indiana & Bvanston 
Railway. 

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

C.J.R.R. — Cliicago Junction Railroad. 

C.Ii.S.&B.R.R. — Chicago, Lake Shore & East- 
ern Railroad. 

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

C.,0.&G.R.R. — Choctaw, 
Railroad. 

C.E. — Civil Engineer. 

Co. — Company; county. 

col. — colonel. 

Colo. — Colorado. 

Conf. — Conference. 

Conn. — Connecticut. 

CR.I.ScE.P.Ry.— Chicago, 
I'asi) Railway. 

CR.^.&F.R.R. — Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific 
Railroad. 

C.S.A. (or C.S.Army) — Confederate States 
.\rm\-. 

C.,St.P.,M.85.0.Ry — Chicago, St. Paul, Minne- 
;i)inlis & Omaha Railway. 

CSt.P.&K.C.R.R.— Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas 
City Railroad. 

C.T.T.R.R. — Chicago Terminal Transfer Rail- 
road. 

C.&A.Ry. — Chicago & Alton Railway. 

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

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



Milwaukee & St. 
Oklahoma & Gulf 



Rock Island & El 



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

C.&M.Ry. — Cincinnati & Muskingum Railway. 

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

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

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

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

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

D.C. — District of Columbia. 

D.C.I^. — Doctor of Civil Law. 

D.D. — Doctor of Divinity. 

D.D.S. — Doctor of Dental Surgery. 

Dec. — December. 

Del. — Delaware. 

Dept. — Department. 

dir. — director. 

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

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

D.,Ii.&N.R.R. — Detroit, Lansing & Northern 
Railroad. 

D. Iiitt. (also Ii.H.D.) — Doctor of Literature. 

D.V.S. — Doctor of Veterinary Surgery. 

E. — East. 

ed. — educated. 

ed'n. — education. 

edn'l. — educational. 

E.E. — Electrical Engineer. 

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

Eng". — England. 

Ezmoor — Exmoor Country Club. 

Exp'n. — Exposition. 

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

Peto. — February. 

Pla. — Florida. 

Ft.— Fort. 

Ga. — Georgia. 

G.A.R. — Grand Army of the Republic. 

Ger. — Germany. 

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

G.N.Ry. — Great Northern Railway. 

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

G.TW.Ry. of Canada — Great Western Railway of 
Canada. 

g-rad. — graduated. 

Gynecol. — Gynecological. 

H.I. — Hawaiian Islands. 

Homoe. — Homnjopathic. 

Hosp. — Hospital. 

H.&St.J.R.R. — Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad. 

I.C.R.R. — Illinois Central Railroad. 

I.&St.Ii.R.R. — Indianapolis «&; St. Louis Rail- 
road. 

la. — Iowa. 

Ida. — Idaho. 

111.— Illinois. 

Illinois Athletic — New Illinois Athletic Club. 

Ind, — Indiana. 

Ind. Ty. — Indian Territory. 

Jan. — Jiinuary. 

Kan. — Kansas. 

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

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

K.C.,Ft.S.8EM.R.R. — Kansas City, Fort Scott <fc 
Memphis Railroad. 

K.G.,M.8eB.R.R. — Kansas City, Memphis & Bir- 
mincrham Railroad. 

K.CS.&M.R.R.— Kansas City, Springfield & 
Menipliis Railroad. 

K.CSt.J.&C.B.R.R.— Kansas City, St. Joseph & 
Counoil Bluffs Railroad. 

K.F.— Knights of Pythias. 

K.T. — Kniglits Templar. 

Ky. — Kentucky. 



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Iia. — Louisiana. 

Iilj.B. — Bachelor of Laws (also B.L.). 
IiIi.D. — Doctor of Laws. 

I..S.85M.S.Ky. — Lake Shore & Michigan South- 
ern Railway. 
lieut. — lieutenant. 
lieut.-g-ov. — lieutenant-governor. 
IiUth. — Lutheran. 

I..&IT.B.R. — Louisville & Nashville Railroad. 
Ii.&F.R.R. — Lackawanna & Pittsburg Railroad. 
m. — married. 

M.A. — Master of Arts (also A.M.). 
maj. — major. 
Mass. — Massachusetts. 
M.B. — Bachelor of Medicine. 
M.C.R.R. — Michigan Central Railroad. 
M.D. — 1 )octor of Medicine. 
Md.— Maryland. 
Me. — Maine. 

M.E. — Master of Engineering, Methodist Epis- 
copal. 
M.E. Cli. — Methodist Episcopal Church. 
Med. — Medical. 
mem. — member. 
mfg-. — manufacturing. 

mfr. — manufacturer. 

Mich. — Michigan. 

Midlothian Club — Midlothian Country Club. 

Mil. — Military. 

Minn. — Minnesota. 

Miss. — Mississippi. 

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

M.Xi. — Master of Laws. 

Mo. — Missouri. 

Mont. — Montana. 

M.S. — Master of Science. 

Mt. — IMount. 

M.V.R.R. — Missouri Valley Railroad. 

Mo.P.Ry. — Missouri Pacific Railway. 

Mus.B. — Bachelor of Music. 

M.&O.R.R. — Mobile & Ohio Railroad. 

M.&St.Ii.R.R. — Minneapolis & St. Louis Rail- 
road. 

N.— North. 

Nat. — National. 

N.B. — New Brunswick. 

N.C. — North Carolina. 

N.Dak. — North Dakota. 

If.E. — Northeast. 

Neb. — Nebraska. 

Nev. — Nevada. 

N.H. — New Hampshire. 

N.J. — New Jersey. 

N.Mex. — New Mexico. 

Nov. — November. 

N.P.Ry. — Northern Pacific Railway. 

N.S.— Nova Scotia. 

N.W. — Northwest. 

N.Y. — Now York (state). 

N.Y.C.&H.R.R.R. — New York Central & Hud- 
.son Ri\er Railroad. 

N.Y.,C.&St.I..B.R. — New York, Chicago & St. 
Louis Railroad. 

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

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

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

O.— Ohio. 

Oct. — October. 

Okla. — Oklahoma. 

Ont. — Ontario. 

Ore. — Oregon. 

O.S.B. — Order of Saint Benedict. 

Otol. — Otological. 

Pa. — Pennsylvania. 

Pd.B. — Bachelor of Pedagogy. 
P.,C.&St.Ii.R.R. — Pittsburg, Cincinnati & St. 
Louis Railroad. 

P.E. — Protestant Episcopal. 

Ph.D. — Doctor of Philosophy. 

Fhila. — Philadelphia. 

Ph.M. — Master of Pharmacy. 



Phys.ScSurg-. — Physicians and Surgeons. 

P.I. — l^hilippine Islands. 

PI.— Place. 

P.Q. — Province of Quebec. 

pres. — president. 

prin. — principal. 

prof. — professor. 

pro tern. — pro tempore. 

P.,T.&;A.R.R. — Paducah, Tennessee & Alabama 

Railroad. 
q.m. — quartermaster. 
Que. — Quebec (province). 
R.C. — Roman Catholic. 
R.E. — Reformed Episcopal. 
Rep. — Republican. 
Rev. — Reverend. 
R.I. — Rliode Island. 
R.P. — Reformed Presbyterian. 
R.R. — Railroad. 
Ry. — Railway. 
s. — son. 
S.— South. 

S.A. — South America. 
S.A.R. — Sons of the Am. Revolution. 
S.B. (also B.S.) — Bachelor of Science. 
S.C. — South Carolina. 

S.C.&P.R.R. — Sioux City & Pacific Railroad. 
Sc.D. — Doctor of Science. 
S.Dak. — South Dakota. 
S.E. — South-East. 
Sec. — Secretary. 
Sept. — September. 
Soc. — Society. 

Sq. — Square. 

S.R. — Sons of the Revolution. 

St. — Saint; Street. 

St.Ii.,M.&S.R.R. — St. Louis, Memphis & South- 
western liailroad. 

St.I..,P.&N.Ry. — St. Louis, Peoria & Northern 
Railway. 

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

St.Ii.&I.M.R.R. — St. Louis & Iron Mountain 
Railroad. 

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

S.F.Ry. — Southern Pacific Railway. 

S.P.R.R. — Southern Pacific Railroad. 

S.P.&S.C.R.R. — St. Paul & Sioux City Railroad. 

S.W. — Kouth-West. 

T.,C.&St.Ii.R.R. — Toledo, Cincinnati & St. Louis 
Railroad. 

Tenn. — Tennessee. 

Tex. — Texas. 

T.P.R.R. — Texas Pacific Railroad. 

T.,'W.85'W.R.R. — Toledo, Wabash & Western 
Railroad. 

treas. — treasurer. 

Twp. — Township. 

Ty. (or Ter.) — Territory. 

TT.B. — Ignited Brethren in Christ. 

Univ. — University. 

U.P. — TTnited Presbyterian. 

XT.P.R.R. — Union Pacific Railroad. 

U.S. — Ignited States. 

U.S.A. — TTnited States Army. 

U.S.N. — United States Navy. 

U.S.V. — United States Volunteers. 

Va. — Virginia. 

Vol. — Volunteer; Volume. 

vice-pres. — vice-president. 

Vt. — -Vermont. 

■W, — West. 

Wash. — Washington (state). 

Westward Ho — Westward Ho Golf Club. 

W.C.Ry. — Wisconsin Central Railway. 

W.I. — West Indies. 

W.I.ScN.Ry. — West Indiana & Northern Rail- 
way. 

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

Wis. — Wisconsin. 

W.Va. — West Virginia. 

Wye. — Wyoming. 

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

Y.M.C.A. — Young Men's Christian Assn. 



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BIOGRAPHIES 



A Political Institutions, 1901; The Toledo Manu- 

-^^ script of the Germanla of Tacitus, 1903. Ad- 
dress: Univ. of Chicago, Chicago. 

ABBET, Charles Peterg, lawyer; b. Chicago, ABBOTT, Homer, lawyer; b. Mineral, Bureau 
May 23, 1S65; s. Frederick J. and Mary Co., 111., July 29, 1866; s. Silas D. and Indi- 
(Peters) Abbey; ed. Univ. of Chicago, North- ana (Henrv) Abbott; ed. public schools of Bu- 
western Univ., A.B., 1889; Chicago College of reau Co., 111., and Shelby Co., la, and at Ob- 
Law, 1891; m. Chicago, Nov. 21, 1894, Julia erlin College, O., graduating A.B., 1888; stud- 
N. Trimmer; 1 daughter: Kathryn Trimmer, led law at Lincoln, Neb., 1888-9; studied In 
Admitted to bar, 1891; was a mem. of law firm Chicago College of Law, 1891. Was engaged In 
of Millard & Abbey, with Sylvester M. Mil- abstract business in Omaha, Neb, 1889-90; 
lard, 1896, changing in 1901 to Millard, Abbey came to Chicago, 1890, and engaged in abstract 
& Millard, and since Apr. 1, 1905, a partner business until 1892; admitted to Illinois bar 
in the firm of Dolph, Buell & Abbey. Repub- 1893, and since then engaged in practice of 
lican. Mem. Phi Beta Kappa (Northwestern law, now being senior of firm of Abbott 
Univ.), Law Club, Legal Club, Chicago Bar Buchholz & McCombs. Republican Was city 
Assn., Illinois State Bar Assn. Club: Univer- attorney for Chicago Heights, 111., 1898; elect- 
sity. Office: Tribune Bldg. Residence: 279 ed judge of city court for Chicago Heights 
'^'^'l"»««£.-^'^i,., . «, * ^ , V- . I"- ^O'' term from Sept. 1, 1903, to 1907. Of- 
.,'^BBOTT, Edwin Fletcher, lawyer; b. Janes- flee: 125 LaSalle St. Residence: Chicago 
vllle. Wis., May 4, 1851; s. Dr. Nathan W. and Heights, 111. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABBOTT, Edwin Hardy, lawyer; b. Mineral, Schiller Bldg. Residence: G751 Peoria St 

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

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

and Shelby, la., at Oberlin, O., Acad, and Col- 1857; s. I^uther and Wealtha (Barrows) Ah- 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

27, I860: s. Thaddeus Marvin Abbott; grad. North Hermitage Av. 

Yale, 1882 (Ph.D., 1891); m. 1888, Jane Harri- ABBOTT, WllUam 1., chief operating engl- 

son. New Haven, Conn.: Clark and Earned neer Cliloago Edison Co.; b. Whiteside, 111., 

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

Yale, 18S.=;-91; prof. Latin, Am. School Classi- bott; ed. public schools of WTiiteside Co., 111., 

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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



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

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

Ized, Jan. 1, 1897, has been Its pres. Republi- tlnued studies; came to Chicago, 1861; became 

can. Clubs: Clilcago, Calumet, Washington bookkeeper to his father In live stock busl- 

Park. Office: 13'2-134 Michigan Av. Kesideuce: ness until 1869; then became student In Hahn- 

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

ASAMICX, GuBtave Hattenhaner, druggist hospital as house surgeon, then studied In 
and chemist; b. Bloomlngton, 111., Sept. 22, London, returning to Cliicago, 1S73; m. 1st, 
1863; s. Adolph and Augusta (Hattenhauer) 1875, Mary, daughter of Thomas S. Curtis, of 
Adamlck; ed. public school, Peru, 111.; grad. Wellingborough, Eng. (died, 1888); one son: 
Northwestern Univ. (School of Pharmacy), Cuthbert C. ; m. second, 1889, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Ph.G., 1887; m. Peru, 111., Sept. 22, 1890, Rose (Mitchell) Gaylord. widow of Henry Gaylord 
Schley; one daughter, Margaret Hay. Began and daughter of W. H. Mitchell, vlce-pres. 
business career as a clerk for A. D. Murray, of the Illinois Trust and Savings Bank. En- 
dry goods, Peru, 111.; a year later became gaged in general practice of medicine from 
clerk In the drug store of Dr. R. A. Smith, 187S to 1896 In Chicago; since the latter date 
and was also appointed assistant postmaster, exclusively In surgery; received degree of 
his employer being postmaster of Peru, 111.; M.D., ad eundem yradum, from Rush Med. 
then In drug store of R. C. Hattenhauer, College, 1898. Prof, surgical pathology, Hahii- 
where he greatly enlarged his knowledge of emann Med. College, 1873-5; from 1875 to 1884 
pharmacy, and after a course In pharmacy at prof, of principles and practice of surgery. 
Northwestern Univ. went into business for Chicago Homeopathic College. Consulting sur- 
self at LaSalle, 111., In 1887, for six years; geon to the Chicago Nursery and HSlf-Or- 
after that was traveling salesman for John phan Asylum, the Evanston and St. Joseph's 
Wyeth & Co., Philadelplila, and in 1900 was Hosps. Mem. Assn. of Military Surgeons of 
elected t > present position as pres. of the the United States, Illinois Med. Soc, American 
A. Arend Drug Co., druggists, pharmacists Med. Assn., the Chicago Surgical Soc, Chl- 
and manufacturers of Kumyss. Also vice- oago Acad, of Sciences; fellow Royal Micro- 
pres. of the Chicago-Flndlay Oil Co. and dl- scopical Soc. of London. Was surgeon-major 
rector of the Chicago-Indiana Oil Co. Mem. for nearly 15 years of First Illinois Infantry; 
American Pharmaceutical Assn. Republican, major and brigade surgeon, U. S. V., 1898; 
Congregationalist. Club: Hamilton. Office: 189 lieutenant colonel and asst. surgeon-general, 
E. Madison St. Residence: 2918 Kenmore Av. I. N. G. ; now surgeon to First Infantry, I. N. 

ABAMS, Abbott llvermoro, real estate; b. G. Clubs: Chicago Literary, Onwentsia, Saddle 

Keene, N. H., Apr. 20, 1842; s. Benjamin 2^"^, ^ycle. Office: 100 State St. Residence: 15 

Franklin and Louisa (Redlngton) Adams; re- ^ViPP-n^^' ^^ , -.. ^ ^ 

moved to Chicago, 1853; ed. Chicago schools; , ADAMS, Charles BlchardB, architect; b. Eng- 
bachelor. Enlisted as private. Battery A, First land, May 25 1841; ed. England. Learned and 
Illinois Artillery, April 19, 1861, for 3 months' practiced architecture in England; came to Chi- 
servlce, and In July, 1862, In Chicago Board cago In 1881; since then In practice as archl- 
of Trade Battery, for 3 years; mustered out t^ct In Chicago. Mem. Illinois Chapter, and 
July 8, 1865. Employed In U. S. Depository at American Institute of Architects; mem., one 
Chicago, 1865-8; in charge saw-mills of Porter o' ^°H"°®",o?^ ^®*^- Chicago Architects' Busi- 
& Co., Portage Lake, Mich., 1868-71; partner "^ss Assn, 1897; mem Royal Arcanum. Office: 
In lumber business of A. T. King & Co., 1871- ^^ Dearborn St. Residence: Rogers Park, HI. 
4; Adams & Lord, 1874-80; Adams, Lord & , AJ)ABIS, ComeUuB BoUln, lawyer; b. Wash- 
Co., 1880-2; Adams, Hasting & Co.. 1882-91; Ington, D. C^ Sept 16 1856; s. Cornelius B. 
has given his- attention in recent years to real Adams (of Fairfield. Conn.) and Martha B. 
estate. Mem. Loyal Legion; G. H. Thomas (Loomls) Adams, daughter of Gen. Lewis 
Post B, G. A. R. Clubs: Union, Athletic. Office: Loomls, of Colebrook, N. H.; grad. Dr. Han- 
184 LaSalle St. Residence: 350 Ontario St. son s Classical Institute, Waterville, Me., 1877, 

ADAMS, Albert H., patent lawyer; b. Jack- J?"0"«'f?oby 1 year In the Univ. at Lewlston, 

Bonvllle, 111., Sept. 14. 1863; s. Charles H. H^'i l^^l',?' m- at Colebrook N. H., Sept. 17. 

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

public schools and Union College of Law; >" il'^„^^"^t *° ^A^^^^^P' spent 1 year In office 

m. Elk Grove, 111., Aug. 30, 1888, Carrie Allen; or J?v,°- ^"'L.. ^- psborn and then removed 

one son: Howard Allen. Admitted to bar, 1885, to Oshkosh, Wis., where was admitted to Wis- 

and has ever since made a specialty of pat- consln bar; returned to Chicago, 1881; was 

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

Plckard & Jackson (successors of West & been engaged In general practice of law In 

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

Assn. Clubs: Law, Oak Park, Chicago Ath- sonic Temple. Residence: 294 9 Groveland Av. 

letic. Office: Monadnock Blk. Residence: 22E: ADAMS, CyrnB Hall, retired Board of Trade 

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

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

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

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

Elizabeth (Clarke) Adams; ed. Wellingbor- Rueh St. 



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ADAMS, Edward SMelds, commission mer- and doing a large business in western lands 
chant and broker; b. Chicago, Dec. 12, 1859; and mortgage loans on the security of west- 
s. Hugh and Amanda (McCormlck) Adams; ern farms. Republican. Mason, K. T. and 
ed. Chicago public schools, Allen Acad., West Shriner. Club: Illinois. Office: Railway Ex- 
Newton, Mass.; Cornell Univ.; m. Chicago, change Residence: 24 S. Homan Av. 
Apr. 15, 1S95, Amie Irwin. Began business life ADAMS, Jobn Bnggell, broker; b. Boston, 
as bookkeeper for the firm of McCormlck & Mass., Feb. 2, 1850; s. William H. and Jean- 
Adams (successor of Cyrus H. McCormlck nette R. (Bliss) Adams; ed. public and prl- 
& Co.), and later became a partner In the vate schools of New England; m. Chicago, 
Arm of Cyrus H. Adams & Co.; finally, with June 25, 1874, Ella D. Hackett; children: John 
Edward M. Samuel, succeeding to the business Hackett, Alice Montgomery, Le Baron, Lau- 
in 1888 under the present firm name of Ad- rence Russell. After leaving school went to 
ams & Samuel, brokers in grain, provisions, California, and from 1865 to 1871 was chiefly 
cotton, stocks and coffee. Mem. Chicago Board engaged with Wells, Fargo & Co's Express; 
of Trade and Chicago Stock Exchange; a di- returned to New York, 1871, and engaged in 
rector of the latter. Democrat. Presbyterian, butter and cheese business; on Jan. 1, 1873, 
Clubs: Chicago, University, Onwentsla, Saddle came to Chicago, and was with J. W. Doane 
and Cycle. Office: Postal Telegraph Bldg. Resi- & Co., coffees; then of Cobb & Adams, for- 
dence: 6 Tower Court. eign dried fruits, and later in same business 

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

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

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

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

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

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

lege, 1860; grad. Dane Law School, Harvard, ADAMS, Joaepli, live stock commlssslon; b. 

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

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

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

garet. Admitted to bar, 1865, and engaged in tered Chicago High School, Sept., 1S65; attend- 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



ADAMS, Harry Cobnrn, coal merchant; 



some years later admitted A. W. Ketchin to 



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

and Sarah (Coburn) Adams; ed. public school :^,^^"l\,,?ons & Kitchin On death of father 

of Bucvrus O ■ m Chicago Mav 22 1884 also assumed management of large farm be- 

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

c-nc-pH In rnnrnn.-i worlr In Onliimhiiq o Up- Same, together With additional land since 

fo%^e'Vo^lng"To''ciTcaV^n''°18To;\'hen' was acquired Was for some, time in early •70s, 

mjrr of the Chlcaeo branch of the Turnev '^ec. of State Microscopical Soc. of Illinois. 

fe^James Co, un 11 May 1898. when he Jo'nld Independent in politics. Mem. , Citizens' Assn. 

m the organization of -The Jones & Adams Co.. g£.,?,^i^^^3„,.^^'^'"r^7^^fw v;^.t^^A^ w7i^ 

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

eral other comnanies Clubs' Union League torical Assn., Am. Forestry Assn., Municii 

era.1 omer companies, v^iuds. union x^eague, . t.„„„,,„ niiHn T^^f^ri^ratinn Ptur^^nn r^f Ti 



Chicago Automobile. Office: Old Colony Bldg. 



Art League, Civic Federation, Bureau of Jus- 



Residinc;- r866 ForresU^lie Av. -^ "' "ce, public Art League. Life mem Art Insti- 



ADAMS, John Benjamin, grain merchant; b. 
Chicago, May 4, 1853; s. Benjamin and Frances 
Cotton (Blaney) Adams; grad. Chicago High 



tute, trustee Chicago Orchestral Assn. Clul 
Chicago, Chicago Literary, Saddle and Cycle, 
Washington Park, Chicago Mendelssohn, Chi- 



school. TsTor^Winrams 'Cl,lfege.^ 'rSr l^'lT; -f,°rr\^^^i?,/Te"c ^fT fs °S^L )'^%^^c°e' 
m. Chicago, Sept. 20, 1883, Olive Evangeline fr^'inn stork Yards' Residence Likoti Hotel' 
White; 1 daughter: Olive Lida. After grad- '^'"lo" ^^"^^^ .,^- -"^s'^^^ce. Lakota Hotel, 
nation from college served on local staff of ADAMS, Mllward, mgr. Chicago Auditorium 
the Chicago Evening Journal, as reporter and Theatre; b. Lexington, Ky., Jan. 6, 1857; s. 
asst. city editor, 1874-83; since 1883 grain late Samuel L. (surgeon U. S. Army in Civil 
merchant on Chicago Board of Trade, of which War). Lived at Lebanon, O., 1861-5; Danville, 
is now a director. Republican. Presbyterian. Ind., 1865-9; employe Wilson Bros.. Chicago, 
Club: Union League. Office: 265 LaSalle St. 1871; mgr. Central Music Hall, Chicago, for 
Residence: 5477 Cornell Av. George B. Carpenter, 1879-81; mgr. of same 
ADAMS, John Qulncy, operator In lands and for himself, 1881-7; since then mgr. of Chi- 
leans; b. Troy, Vt., June 16, 1848; s. Benjamin cage Auditorium; mgr. Theodore Thomas Or- 
S. and Susan Smith (Pierce) Adams; ed. at chestra for 10 years; mer. of the "May Festi- 
Grand River Institute, Austinburg, O., and at vals," 1882-4, and of the dedicatory cere- 
Cedar Valley Seminary, Osage, la., graduating, monies World's Columbian Exposition, Oct., 
B.S., 1868; m. Albion, la., Dec. 23, 1874, 1892. Clubs: Chicago, Washington Park, Fel- 
Frances C. Smith; 1 son: Benjamin S. Be- lowshlp. Address: Auditorium Theatre, Chl- 
gan business career in 1869 as deputy county cago. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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15 



Burgery in Chicago, since 1S96. Attending phy- 
sician to the Illinois College Hosp. ; prof, 
chemistry and therapeutics, Illinois Med. Col- 
lege. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc, Illinois Med. 
See, Am. Med. Assn., The Therapeutic Club. 
Republican. Congregationalist. Urtice: 940 W. 
Madison St. Kesidence: SS7 Jackson Boul. 

ADAMS, Bobert H., agent for rolling mill 
corporation; b. Chatham, Ont., July 29, 1871; 
s. Robert and Marion (Ronald) Adams; ed. 
public and high school, Cliatliam, Ont., to 1887 ; 
m. Chicago, June 6, 1900, Anna Louise Stew- 
art. After leaving school, 1SS7, went to De- 
troit, Mich., and entered the employ of the 
Detroit Copper and Brass Rolling Mills as 
clerk, remaining there until 1890, when he 
came to Chicago and was salesman In the 
Chicago branch of the same company until 
1892; then became western sales agent and 
manager of the Chicago branch, which office 
he has ever since retained. The company has, 
at Detroit, one of the largest and most com- 
plete plants of the kind in the United States. 
Mem. Lakeside Lodge A. F. & A. M. Clubs: 
Chicago iacht, Colonial. Office: 239-241 E. Lake 
St. Residence: 5703 Monroe Av. 

ASAMS, Samnel, lawyer; b. Syracuse, N. Y., 
Nov. 12, 1871; s. Charles True and Emma S. 
Adams; preparatory education at University 
School, Cliicago; grud. A.B., Harvard College, 
1892; studied at Harvard Law School and 
Northwestern University Law School, gradu- 
ating, LL.B., from latter, 1893; m. Belleville, 
111., May 20, 1899, Louise Koerner; 1 son: 
Charles True. Admitted to Illinois bar, 1893; 
engaged in general practice; was of law firm 
of Bancroft & Adams, and since May 1, 1904, 
alone. Prof, of law in Northwestern Univ. 
Law School. Mem. Chicago Bar Assn. and of 
the Legal Club. Democrat. Clubs: University, 
City, Harvard. Office: Monadnock Blk. Resi- 
dence: 3235 Dover St. 

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

AJDAMS, William Grant, lawyer; b. Rock- 
ford, 111., Feb. 1, 1867; s. Samuel H. and Ade- 
laide (Grinnell) Adams; attended Chicago pub- 
lic schools, 1875-81, Genesee Wesleyan Semi- 
nary, Lima, N. Y., 1881-4, graduating, 1884; 
Univ. of Michigan, 1884-9, first three years 
In literary dept. and last two in law dept., 
graduating, LL.B., 1889; m. Oak Park, 111., 
June 24, 1896, Helen A. Lumbard; children: 
Adelaide M., Marjorie H. Since 1890 actively 
engaged in practice of law; devoted mainly 
to railroad law — has been attorney for the 
Northwestern Elevated R. R. Co., Union 
Elevated R. R. Co., and Chicago & Oak Park 
Elevated R. R. Co., since 1899. Also director 
Chicago & Oak Park Elevated R. R. Co. Mem. 
Chicago Bar Assn. Republican. Club: Hamil- 
ton. Office: Merchants Loan and Trust Bldg., 
135 Adams St. Residence: 715 N. Euclid Av.. 
Oak Park, 111. 

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



firm of Adams & Adams, changed, 1888, to 
Adams «S: Adams Manufacturing Co., of which 
he was vice-pres. Established Jan., 1890, Ad- 
ams Paint and Oil Co., which was changed 
in March, 1890, to Adams & Eltlng Co., man- 
ufacturers of paint specialties, and of which 
he is president. Was member of 23rd Regt. 
Cadet Corps, Brooklyn, N. Y.; 1st lieutenant 
13th Regt. Corps, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; colonel Or- 
der of the Old Guard, Chicago. Mem. Sons of 
Revolution, S. A. R., Society War of 1812, 
Society of Colonial Wars, Massachusetts So- 
ciety, Adelphi College Alumni. Republican. 
Congregationalist. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, 
Hamilton, Minneapolis Commercial. Office: 155 
Washington Boul. Residence: 858 E. 72d PI. 
ADCOCK, Albert William, retail jeweler; b. 
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Eng., Aug. 
6, 1847; s. Edward and Anne (Posnett) Ad- 
cock; came to Chicago with parents, Mar., 
1850; ed. Dearborn, Scammon and Skinner 
(public) schools, Chicago; m. Chicago, 1873, 
Carrie E. Young; children: Albert Young, Earl 
Edward. Began business career as newspaper 
boy; served apprenticeship of four years with 
Crane Bros., machinists; later was with C. 

D. Peacock, retail jeweler, for 23 years; since 
1895, vice-pres. of Shourds, Adcock & Teufel 
Co., retail jewelers. Republican. Baptist. Ma- 
son (William B. Warren Lodge, life mem.), 
Wiley M. Egan Chapter, R. A. M.; Apollo 
Commandery K. T. ; Oriental Consistory S. 
P. R. S. ; trustee of Henrietta Snell estate. 
Club: Illinois (trustee 1899-1901). Office: 66 
State St. Residence: 327 Warren Av. 

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

E. 47th St. 

ADDZTTOTON, Keene Harwood, lawyer; b. 
Baltimore, Md., Mar. 3, 1874; s. James D. 
and Emma A. (Martin) Addington; ed. pri- 
vate schools, Norfolk, Va., Norfolk Military 
Acad, and Chicago College of Law; m. Chi- 
cago, June 26, 1901, Florence E. La Victoire; 
one daughter: Florence Elizabeth. Came to 
Chicago from Norfolk, Va., in June, 1890; 
was in law office of John T. Richards; admit- 
ted to bar. Mar. 3, 1895; mem. of firm of 
Richards & Addington, 1 year; then of Mitch- 
ell & Addington, 4 years; since 1900, with W. 
Clyde Jones In law firm of Jones & Adding- 
ton, and, jointly with Mr. Jones, is official re- 
porter of the Appellate Courts of Illinois, and 
also. Jointly with him, in authorship of the 
Supplements of the Annotated Statutes of Illi- 
nois. Mem. Chicago Bar Assn. Republican. 
Mason. Clubs: Hamilton. Kenwood. Office: 100 
Washington St. Residence: 4644 Woodlawn Av. 

ADE, Qeorg'e, author; born Kentland, Ind., 
Feb. 9, 1866; grad. Purdue Univ., 1877; In 
newspaper work in Lafayette, Ind., 1887-90; 
on Chicago Record, 1890-1900. Clubs: Chicago 
Athletic, Washington Park, Chicago Yacht, 
Exmoor, Forty (pres.). Press. Author: Artie; 
Pink Marsh: Doc Home: Fables in Slang; 
More Fables, etc.: The Girl Proposition: In 
Babel. Plays: Tlie Sultan of Sulu; Peggy from 
Paris: The Shogun; The County Chairman; 
Tlie College Widow. Address: Hazelden Farm, 
Brook, Ind. 

ADKZITSON; see also Atkinson. 

ADKINSON, Elmer WllllamB, lawyer; b. 
East Enterprise, Switzerland Co., Ind., Nov. 
28, 1844; s. Samuel and Jane (McHenry) Ad- 
klnson; ed. public schools of native place and 
at Hillsdale College, Mich., graduating, A.B., 



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

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

ADOIiFETTS, PWUp, physician; b. Berlin, 
Prussia, 1829; s. Aaron and Isabella (Gold- 
schmldt) Adolphus; grad. med. dept. Univ. 
of Maryland, M.D., 1853; also honorary M.D., 
Rush Med. College, Chicago, 1873; m. Leba- 
non Springs, N. Y., to Miss Xyrissa M. Bates; 
three children: Norman P., Philip Sidney, 
Edah. Began practice of medicine In 1858; 
asst. surgeon U. S. A., serving during Civil 
War; med. inspector Board of Health of Chi- 
cago, 1866-73; attending physician, superin- 
tendent and director of Bralnard Free Dispen- 
sary, Chicago, 1868-73; attending physician, 
financial supt., med. supt., med. director and 
one of the directors of Central Free Dispen- 
sary, Chicago, 1873-1902; lecturer on obstet- 
rics, spring course. Rush Med. College, 1873; 
lecturer on clinical gynecology, spring course. 
Rush Med. College, 1875; clinical adjunct to 
chair of gynecology, 1875-94, and clinical prof, 
of gynecology, 1894-1902, Rush Med. College; 
one of attending gynecologists, Presbyterian 
Hosp., Chicago, 1886-9; consulting physician, 
Presbyterian Hosp.. since 1893. Mem. Ameri- 
can Med. Assn., Chicago Gynecological Soc. 
Mem. Protestant Episcopal Church. Office: 737 
W. Madison St. Residence: 636 1^ Washington 
Boul. 

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

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



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

AFFEIiD, Charles Ernest, insurance; b. 
Stettin, Prussia, Mar. 10, 1843; s. Carl Gott- 
lieb and Louise Agnes (Dinse) Affeld; came to 
Chicago, Oct., 1S4V; attended Dearborn school 
and Bryant & Stratton Business College; clerked 
in drug store 1 year and in law office of Ar- 
rington (& Dent; enlisted in Battery B, 1st 
Illinois Light Artillery, May, 1861; served 3 
years and 3 months; took active part in bat- 
tles of Belmont, Fort Donelson, Shiloh, siege 
of Corinth, Haynes' Bluff, Arkansas Post, 
Champion Hills, siege of Vicksburg, Resaca, 
Dallas, Big Shanty, Kenesaw Mountain and 
all marches and engagements of 15th corps, 
until July, 1864; then clerked in recruiting 
dept. of provost marshal's office until Apr., 
1865; m. Chicago, July 5, 1868, Helen Waite; 
children: Helen Emelia, Charles Ernest, Jr., 
William C, Olive L. Canvasser for books and 
later kept books for publishing liouse; insur- 
ance broker, 1868-71; surveyor for New York 
Underwriters' Agency, 1872-3; since 1873 mem. 
insurance firm of Wltkowsky & Affeld. Re- 
publican. Mem. George H. Thomas Post, G. 
A. R. Mem. Chicago Board of Underwriters 
from its organization; mem. Chicago Board 
of Trade since 1873; trustee Acad, of Sciences. 
Clubs: Union League, City, Germania Maen- 
nerchor. Office: 159 LaSalle St. Residence: 1824 
Dlversey Boul. 

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

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

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

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



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Minneapolis, Minn. Mason, K. T. Office: 219 Caxtoii Co., school furniture and supplies of 

Dearborn St. wliicli is sec, treas. and managing dir. p'res. 

AHBENS, John Fanlsen, LL.B., lawyer; b. Northwestern Univ. Alumni Assn. Mem. M. B. 

Hamburg, Germany, Oct. 1, 1851; s. Edward A. Ciiurch. Republican. Clubs: Evanston Evans- 

and Elizabeth M. Ahrens; family removed to ton Golf. Office: 378 Wabash Av. Residence- 

U. S., 1S55, settling in Davenport, la.; ed. In 1608 Ashland Av., Evanston, 111. 

grammar and high schools; studied law in of- AIiBAUGH, Henry Preston, mail order mer- 

fice of Gen. J. B. Leake, 1868; taught school; chant; b. Jolinson Co., Mo., Oct. 9, 1869; s. 

came to Chicago, 1872; m. 1877, Fanny, daugh- Jacob P. and Rebecca (Petry) Alb'augh; re- 

ter of Edward and Mary J. Hamblin, of Port- moved with parents to Darke Co., O., when 6 

land. Me.; children: Edith Louise, Leila M., years old; ed. in public schools and National 

Edward H., John P., Jr. Admitted to Illinois Normal Univ., Lebanon, O. ; m. Darke Co., O, 

bar, June 7, 1873; deputy clerk of Superior Aug. 27, 1891, Carrie E. Sullenbarger' chil- 

Court of Cook County, 1873-5; engaged in law dren: Forrest R., Hazen L., Kathryn R., An- 

practice since 1875; admitted to bar of U. S. thai B., Liston L., Merton V. Taught school 

Supreme Court, 1882. Republican. Baptist. Ma- 6 years; moved to North Manchester, Ind., 

son. Mem. A. O. U. W., Royal Arcanum, Royal 1896; salesman for Chicago firm, i896-8; 

League, National Union, Independent Order of elected pres. of Manchester College, North 

Mutual Aid, Chicago Bar Assn., Chicago Law Manchester, Ind., 1899; served one year' 

Institute. Prof, of the Law of Bailments in moved to Chicago, 1900, and organized the 

Chicago Law School. Office: 70 Dearborn St. corporation of Albaugh Bros., Dover & Co., 

Residence: 3218 Vernon Av. conducting now a very extensive mall order 

AIKEIT, William Jamei, insurance; b. Fay- business, of wliich has been pres. from organ- 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Intendent of the company In Wisconsin with m. Chicago, June 8, 1893, Marv Reynolds; one 

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

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

general superintendent of same company, since firm was organized in 1888. Republican! 

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

dent Insurance Co. Presbyterian. Mem. Colum- wentsia. Merchants. Ofllce: Monadnock ' Blk 

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

nois. Oflice: The Rookery. Residence: 857 W. AIJDIS, Owen Franklin, lawyer- b St Al- 

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

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

AZKSWOBTH, Franklin F., publisher; b. Literary, Onwentsia, Caxton, University 

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

Emeline Frances (Gilmore) Alnsworth; ed. Residence: 77 Bellevue PI. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

wlth C. G. Alnsworth, in firm of Ainsworth ticed law. Fort Wayne, Ind., 1S76-S6; since 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

of Grace Episcopal Church. Ofllce: 378-388 and shipper in America. Entered live stock 

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

AZiABASTFB, John Iie-wis, school furniture. Stock Yards, Chicago, and is now senior mem 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

AXiFOBD, William Hedley, manufacturer; 
b. Brighton, Sussex, Eng., Apr. 8, 1860; s. Will- 
lam and Mary (Page) Alford; ed. in England; 
came to U. S., 1884; m. Council Bluffs, la., 
Jan. 15, 1890, Grace Spooner. Began business 
career In the West Indies in sugar business. 
Studied architecture in England and entered 
the employ of L Hodson, Council Bluffs, la. 
Engaged as manufacturer of and dealer In 
bank furniture and fittiners since 1887; vlce- 

8 res. of Ketcham Manufacturing Co., Toledo, 
I., 1891-6; eastern mgr. Ohmee's Sons' Co., 
1896-8; gen. mgr. of same, 1898-1902; since 
1902 of firm of Weary & Alford, manufactur- 
ers of bank furniture and equipments, marble, 
mosaics and tiles. Republican. Office: First 
Nat. Bank Bldg. Residence: 5727 Madison Ay. 
AXtJMin:, Thaddena Stevens, lawyer; b. Green- 
castle, Ind., Oct. 2, 1869; s. William H. and 
Mary Anne Allee; ed. public schools of Put- 
nam Co., Ind.; grad. DePauw Preparatory 
School; grad. DePauw Univ., 1892; grad. 
Northwestern Univ. Law School, LL.B., Chi- 
cago, June, 1893; m. Richmond, Ind., Sept. 7. 
1897, Jessie Katharine Surface. Admitted to 
Illinois bar, June, 1893; since then in active 
general practice. Republican. Mem. Delta Tau 
Delta, college fraternity; Delta Chi, legal fra- 
ternity. Club: Hyde Park Men's. Office: First 
National Bank Bldg. Residence: 5313 Madison 
Avenue. 

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

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



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

AIiIiEK, Benjamin; came to Chicago, 1865, 
with old firm of M. T. Qulmby & Co., and suc- 
ceded to business, 1872, under name of Ben- 
jamin Allen & Co. Director Metropolitan West 
Side Elevated Ry. Co., and Silversmiths Build- 
ing Co.; largely Interested in other corpora- 
tions. Clubs: Union League, Chicago, Calumet. 
Office: 131 Wabash Av. Residence: 1815 Michi- 
gan Av. 

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

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

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

AI^KHN, J. Henry, physician and surgeon; 
b. Canada, 1854; s. James W. and Elizabeth 
(Wood) Allen; ed. public schools and Univ. 
of Michigan, graduating, M.D.. 1884; m. Tall- 
madge, O.. June 23, 1886, Sarah Ray. Engaged 
in practice as homeopathic physician since 
1SS4. Mem. Internat. Hahnemannian Assn. 
(pres. 1901). Prof, diseases of the skin and 
miasmatics, Hering Med. College; city physi- 
cian Baptist Hosp. and Hering Hosp. Author 
of books: Diseases of the Skin: The Chronic 
Miasms (2 volumes) ; also contributor of prose 
and poetry to literary publications. Republican. 
Seventh-Day Adventist. Office: 92 State St. 
Residence: 4712 Greenwood Av. 

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



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kegan, 111., 1870; children: Arabella (Mrs. El- 
bridge B. Keith). Has written numerous maga- 
zine papers and sketches, including: Exodus of 
the Children of Ham; Aunt Viney's Story; The 
Horseshoe Bend. Author: Allen's Handbook of 
the Nebraska Code. Republican. Clubs: Forty, 
Midlothian. Office: Ashland Bldg. Residence: 
Sheridan Road, Highland Park, 111. 

AZiIiEXr, John WilUaiu, bakers' and confec- 
tioners' supplies, etc.; b. Ann Arbor, Mich., 
Sept. 4, 1848; s. Almond B. and Phoebe Allen; 
ed. public schools and Olivet College, Michi- 
gan; m. East Leroy, Mich., Nov. 30, 1873, 
Emma Windiate; one son: Harry Wlndiate. 
Was engaged in business In Michigan as a 
flour miller until 1872 when he came to Chi- 
cago, and after employment with other Arms, 
established on his own account under the style 
of J. W. Allen & Co., to which he afterward 
admitted his son as a partner; Arm are whole- 
sale manufacturers, liandling a general line of 
supplies and macliinery for bakers, confec- 
tioners, soda dispensers, ice cream manufac- 
turers, hotels, etc. Republican. Presbyterian. 
Office: 208 Washington Boul. Residence: 464 
Oakley Boul. 

AIiZiEM', Iieon Menard, passenger agent; b. 
Davenport, la., July 4, 1863; s. E. G. and 
Christina Hannah Allen; ed. Davenport, la., 
public schools and grad. from Davenport 
High School in June, 1880, followed by several 
months at the Univ. of Michigan; m. Daven- 
port, la., June 26, 1888, Katherine Augusta 
Ballard; children: Leon Ballard, Prlscilla, 
Francis Gerauld. News editor Davenport Ga- 
zette, 1880-1; yard clerk and asst. cashier lo- 
cal freight office of the Chicago, Rock Island 
& Pacific Ry. at Davenport, July, 1881, to Sept., 
1882, and has ever since continued with the 
same company, serving as asst. ticket agent, 
1883-8, ticket agent, 1888-93, and general 
agent, 1893-8 for the company at Davenport, 
la.; asst. general passenger agent, Dec, 1898 
to Oct., IbOl, first asst. general passenger 
agent, Oct., 1901, to Aug., 1902, at Chicago; 
general passenger agent for Rock Island lines 
east of the Missouri River, Aug., 1902, to May, 
1903; general passenger agent to all of the 
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific lines since 
May 20, 1903. Republican. Trustee Union 
Church, Kenilworth. Club: Union League. Of- 
fice: La Salle St. Station. Residence: Kenil- 
worth, 111. 

AIiIiEN, Thomas Grant, M. D.; b. Leeds Co., 
Ont., Oct. 14, 1863; s. William and Margaret 
Wilson Allen; grad. Queen's Univ., Kingston, 
Ont., 1888 (gold medalist, first-class honorman 
chemistry, M.A., 1SS9); M.D., Northwestern 
Univ., Chicago, 1898; m. July 10, 1890, Nettie 
Mabel Fralick, Toronto, Ont.; children: Clara, 
Ruth, William, Richard. Demonstrator and in- 
structor Queen's Univ., 1888-9; science master 
in Seaforth and Ingersoll, Ont., 1890-3; prof, 
chemistry. Armour Institute of Technology, 
1894-8; Univ. Extension lecturer on chemistry, 
Univ. of Chicago, 1895-8; instructor clinienl 
medicine. Northwestern Univ., 1901-3; prof, 
diseases of children, Post-Graduate Med. 
School, 1903; asst. prof, pediatrics. College of 
Physicians and Surgeons, 1904. Address: 5661 
Washington Av. 

AIiIiEN, William D., pres. and dir. W. D. 
Allen Mfg. Co., brass founders and manufac- 
turers leather belting and general mill sup- 
plies; married. Mem. S. A. R. Clubs: Union 
League, Glen View. Office: 151 Lake St. Resi- 
dence: 1231 Hinman Av., Evanston, 111. 

AXiIiEK, William Gray, physician; b. Chica- 
go, Jan. 26, 1874; s. John and Jessie (Gray) 
Allen; ed. Chicago public schools and North- 
western Univ. Med. School, graduating, M.D., 
1896; m. Bradford, 111., Sept. 7, 1904, Amelia 
Harrison Arundale. Engaged in general prac- 
tice as physician and surgeon in Chicago since 
1896. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc, Illinois State 



Med. Soc, and Am. Med. Assn. Republican. 
Congregationalist. Office and Residence: 1427 
Roscoe St. 

AIiIiEBTON, Samael Waters, capitalist; b. 
Amenia Union, Dutchess Co., N. Y., May 26, 
1828; brought up on farm; ed. public schools; 
m. first, Peoria, Ulinoi.s, Paduella W. Thomp- 
son (died 1880); m. second, 1881, Agnes C. 
Thompson, sister of first wife; children: Rob- 
ert H., Katie R. At 18 began stock raising on 
his own account and at 21 had accumulated 
about 15,000, with which purchased stock farm 
in Piatt Co., 111., and became successful breed- 
er and raiser of stock, and has always re- 
tained farm interests (now owning 40,000 
acres of farms In Illinois, Ohio and Iowa), 
though resident of Chicago since 1856; in- 
vested in Chicago real estate; was one of 
earliest and most active promoters of modern 
stock-yards as cattle markets; has extensive 
interests in the stock-yards in Chicago, Oma- 
ha, East St. Louis and Pittsburgh; formerly 
pres. Allerton Packing Co., now pres. Allerton- 
Clarke Co. and The Arcade File Works; vice- 
pres. Art Marble Co.; director Chicago City 
Ry. Co., First National Bank, First Trust and 
Savings Bank, National Safe Deposit Co., 
North Waukegan Harbor and Dock Co., Weav- 
er Coal and Coke Co. Republican; was Repub- 
lican candidate for Mayor of Chicago, 1893. 
Was on the directory of World's Columbian 
Exposition of 1893. Mem. Illinois Soc. S. A. R., 
Soc of Mayflower Descendants. Clubs: Calu- 
met, Union League, Washington Park, Chicago 
Golf, Marquette. Office: First National Bank 
Bldg. Residence: 1936 Prairie Av. 

AIiIiING, Charles, Jr., lawyer, alderman; b. 
Madison, Ind., Dec. 13, 1865; s. Charles and 
Harriet Ann (Scovel) Ailing; ed. public 
schools, Madison, Ind., 1871-9; Hanover (Ind.) 
College, 1879-85, graduating, A.B. (A.M. con- 
ferred by same, 1889); grad. law dept. Univ. 
of Michigan, LL.B., 1888. Admitted to bar, 
1888; engaged in practice in Chicago; since 
1902 (with Frederick A. Brown) of law firm 
of Brown & Ailing. Atty. for Protective 
Agency for Women and Children since 1895. 
Republican. Judge advocate, 1st Brigade, I. 
N. G., since May 6, 1902; alderman of old 3d 
Ward, 1897-1901; of new 2d Ward, 1901-5; 
mem. judiciary committee since 1897; finance 
committee, 1S99-1900; chairman committee on 
gas, oil and electric light, 1902-3; chairman 
on committee on streets and alleys, south, 
1900-1, in city council: one of two aldermen 
on New Charter Convention, 1902-3. Presby- 
terian; deacon 1st Presbyterian Church; was 
Grand Tribune (executive sec.) of Sigma Chi 
Fraternity. 1888-90; editor Sigma Chi Quar- 
terly, 1888-95. Mem. South Side Property 
Owners' and Business Men's Assn. Mason; 
Chevalier Bayard Commandery. K. T. Club: 
Union League. Office: Unity Bldg. Residence: 
47 E. 22d St. 

AIiIiISON', Campbell, lawyer: b. Bardolph, 
McDonough Co., 111., Dec. 27, 1859; s. Thomas 
Milton and Eliza Jane Allison; ed. Wesleyan 
Univ. of Illinois and at Hanover (Ind.) Col- 
lege; taught natural science In a school at 
Greensburg, Ind., 1882-5, of which he later be- 
came principal; studied law under Leonard 
Swett (former partner of Abraham Lincoln); 
came to Chicago In 1886; unmarried. Admitted 
to bar, 1888, and engaged in general practice 
of law. Republican. Clubs: Marquette, Por- 
poise Swimming. Office: 84 Washington St. 
Residence: Marquette Club. 

AIiIiFOBT, Prank, M.D., eye and ear sur- 
geon; b. Watertown, N. Y., Feb. 22, 1856; s. 
W. W. and Sarah M. (Haddock) Allport; ed. 
Chicago Univ. and Racine College; grad. Chi- 
cago Med. College, 1876; studied medicine at 
Heidelberg, Germany, 2 years; m. Oct. 26, 
1880, Kate A. Ellwood, Sycamore, 111. Prac- 
ticed medicine Sycamore, 111., for 5 years; eye 
and ear surgery In Minneapolis, Minn., 10 



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years; since then In Chicago. When In Minne- 
apolis was prof, clinical ophthalmology and 
otology, Minnesota State Univ., and eye and 
ear surgeon to many hosps., institutions, rail- 
ways, etc. Now clinical prof, ophthalmology 
and otology to Northwestern Univ.; eye and 
ear surgeon to St. Luke's and Wesley hosps.; 
consulting eye and ear surgeon to Chicago 
Board of iOducation, Chicago Sc North-Western 
Ry. and Chicago & Eastern Illinois Ry. Trus- 
tee Illinois Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary. 
Clubs: University, Washington Park. Resi- 
dence: 2108 Prairie Av. Office: Cliicago Savings 
Bank Bldg. , . 

AI^IjFOBT, Walter Heydock, physician; b. 
Chicago, 1863; s. W. W. and Sarah Maria 
(Haddock) Allport; ed. Univ. of Michigan and 
Northwestern Univ., graduating, M.D., 1884; 
m. Chicago, 1889, Harriet Hamilton; children: 
Henry Hamilton, Caroline, Harriet Hubbard, 
Katherine. Since 1884 has been engaged in 
steady practice; asst. chief surgeon Illinois 
Central R. R.; surgeon St. Luke's Hosp.; for- 
merly prof, anatomy in Northwestern Univ. 
and former surgeon Cook Co. Hosp. Mem. Chi- 
cago Med. Soc. and Chicago Surgical Soc. 
Presbyterian. Clubs: Chicago Athletic. Ger- 
manla. Saddle and Cycle. Office: 85 Rush St. 
Residence: 35 Bellevue PI. 

AI^MES, Herman Earbart, physician; b. 
Long-Run, Armstrong Co., Pa., Dec. 28, 1867; 
B. Samuel A. and Mary (Hineman) Almes; 
ed. public schools and at Elders Ridge (Pa.) 
Acad.; grad. med. dept. Univ. of Wooster, 
Cleveland, O., M.D., July 24, 1889, and med. 
dept. Western Univ. of Pennsylvania, Mar. 2 7, 
1890; m. Cochran Mills, Pa., Dec. 30, 1891, 
Cora Carnahan. Practiced medicine at Mur- 
raysville. Pa., Apr. 4, 1890, to Sept., 1890; at 
Cochran Mills, Pa., Sept., 1890, to Sept., 1896; 
since then in Chicago, with general med. 
practice. Mem. Am. Med. Assn., Illinois State 
Med. Soc, Chicago Med. Soc. Formerly mem. 
Armstrong Co. (Pa.) Med. Soc. and of Missis- 
sippi Valley Med. Soc. Examiner for Protected 
Home Circle, for Court of Honor, for Colum- 
bian Knights and I. O. O. F. Republican. Resi- 
dence: 4249 Indiana Av. Office: 4255 Indiana 
Avenue. , ^, , 

AIiSCHXTIiEB, Samuel, lawyer; b. Chicago, 
Nov. 20, 1859; s. Jacob and Caroline Alschuler; 
family moved to Aurora, 111., 1861; ed. Aurora 
High School; unmarried. Was clerk in general 
store, 2 years; studied law in office in Aurora; 
admitted to Illinois bar, 1881; Democratic can- 
didate for Congress, 1892, defeated; mem. 
State Commission of Claims, 1893-6; mem. leg- 
islature, 1896-1900; Democratic candidate for 
governor, Illinois, 1900, defeated. Mem. Chi- 
cago law firm Kraus, Alschuler & Holden 
since Feb., 1901. Democrat. Office: Tribune 
Bldg. Residence: Aurora, 111. 

AI^SIF, Frank, retired brick manufacturer; 
b. Pittsburgh, Pa., Nov. 17, 1827; ed. coinmon 
schools; m. Pittsburgh, Jan. 30, 1855, Mary 
Jane, daughter of James and Jennie (Smith) 
Smiley; children: William H., Frank B. Began 
work in a brick yard in Pittsburgh at 12; ap- 
prenticed, 1844, to McClelland & Ecker, mason 
contractors of Pittsburgh, to learn the brick- 
layer's trade; was journeyman bricklayer and 
foreman until 1849; crossed the plains, 1849, 
and became a prospector for gold in Califor- 
nia; returned 1852 and worked as bricklayer 
for a vear; mem. firm of McClelland & Alsip, 
contractors and builders, Pittsburgh, 1853: 
firm established their own brickyards, 1854; 
removed to Prairie-du-Chien, Wis., 1857, estab- 
lishing as builder and contractor, with brick- 
yards and kilns at Pralrie-du-Chien, and later 
also at McGregor, la. After Chicago fire es- 
tablished in the brick manufacturing business 
here as a mem. of the firm of Hayt & Alsip, 
incorporated, 1889, as the Hayt & Alsip Co.; 
also established, with a son, in 1885, the firm 
of F. & W. H. Alsip, which was Incorporated, 



1SS7, as tlie ALsip Brick Company, of which he 
was pres. Residence: 445 Asiiland Boul. 

AIiTSiKAH, William Slartyn, western mgr. 
the John J. Crooke Co., manufacturers of tin 
foil; b. Davenport, la., Dec. 28, 1868; s. James 
S. and Laura C. (Pond) Altman; grad. public 
schools of Davenport, la.; m. Sept. 28, 1904, 
Miss Ethel Gardner. Came to Chicago in 1884 
and was with Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & 
Co., wholesale hardware, for 6 years prior to 
entering the employ of the John J. Crooke Co., 
of New York, manufacturers of printed, plain, 
colored and embossed tin foil in pure tin and 
compound metal, rollers of block tin, and sheet 
lead, and since January, 1899, has been west- 
ern mgr. for that company. Veteran of the 
1st Regt. I. N. G. Has always taken interest 
in all athletics, baseball, bowling, yachting, 
etc. Mason, K. T., Shriner (Medinah Temple). 
Clubs: Lincoln Park, Fox Lake Yacht. Office: 
149 Fulton St. Residence: River Forest, 111. 

AI^TON, William, Jr., lawyer; b. Genesee 
Co., N. Y., Apr. 5, 1862; s. William and Caro- 
line (Bainbridge) Alton; ed. Chicago High 
School and Princeton Univ., graduating, A.B., 
1884; studied law with Hon. Wm. C. Goudy 
and John P. Wilson; m. Chicago, Oct. 15, 1889, 
Lina E. Wilson; children: Milton Hugh, Wil- 
liam Carol, Lina Wilson. Admitted to bar, 
1887; since then engaged in general practice, 
making a specialty in real estate, land, etc. 
Republican. Methodist. Mem. Chicago Bar 
Assn. and Law Club. Clubs: University, Home- 
wood. Office: 191 Clark St. Residence: 2522 
Prairie Av. 

AIiVOBD, John Watson, hydraulic and sani- 
tary engineer; b. Boston, Mass., Jan. 25, 1861; 
s. Rev. John Watson and Myrtilla Mead 
(Peck) Alvord; ed. Washington, D. C. ; m. Chi- 
cago, 1889, Helen C. Cornell. Engaged in the 
construction of the Hj'de Park Station of the 
Chicago Water Works from 1880-4, also the 
enlargement of the Lake View pumping sta- 
tions, 1884-8; city engineer of Lake View, 
now Chicago, 1884-8; designed the sewer sys- 
tems of Lake View and Cicero and from 1890-3 
had an important position in cliarge of the 
engineering dept. at World's Columbian Expo- 
sition under director of works; since 1893 in 
practice as consulting sanitary and hydraulic 
engineer throughout the Central West, design- 
ing and constructing sewer systems for over 
50 municipalities, water works for 23 cities, 
water power plants in 12 localities, sewage 
disposal plants, dams, reservoirs, and other 
miscellaneous work. Author of a number of 
engineering papers and published public re- 
ports. Mem. Am. Soc. Civil Engineers, Western 
Soc. of Engineers, Am. Water Works Assn., 
Am. Public Health Assn., Am. Acad, of Po- 
litical and Social Science, Illinois Soc. of S. A. 
R. Presbyterian. Mem. Y. M. C. A. Clubs: En- 
gineers, City. Office: Hartford Bldg. Residence: 
5447 Kimbark Av. 

AMBEBO, Jolin Henry, merchant; b. Mineral 
Point, Wis., Dec. 23, 1853; s. John A. and Mar- 
garet (Hoeffler) Amberg; ed. public schools. 
Mineral Point, Wis., to 1868; m. Chicago, June 
7, 1881, Mary Emily Plamondon; children: Al- 
fred A., Florence A., Ethel M., Lucy E. In 1868 
came to Chicago and began business career 
with Culver, Page & Hoyne, stationers, print- 
ers, etc.; in 1870 became connected with the 
house of Cameron, Amberg & Co., stationers, 
printers, binders and blank book makers, and 
in 1878 was admitted to partnership in the 
firm. Is also director of the Amberg File and 
Index Co., and of the Loretto Iron Co. Inde- 
pendent in politics. Club: Washington Park. 
Office: 71-73 Lake St. Residence: 3433 Michi- 
gan Av. 

AMBEBG, John Ward, mgr. of Loretto Iron 
Co.; b. Chicago, Aug. 10, 1870; s. William A. 
and Sarah Agnes (Ward) Amberg; ed. St. 
Ignatius College, Chicago; m. Chicago, June 7, 
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of the Loretto Iron Co. since 1901. Was hon- 
orary commissioner for World's Columbian 
Exposition to Republic of Colombia; mem. of 
the advisory board of the county apent and 
out-door relief, 1903. Mem. Ijake Superior Min- 
ing Institute; Visitation and Aid Soc. R. C. 
Clubs: Chicago l^iterary, Chicapo Athletic, 
Glen View. Office: 43S-452 Fulton St. Resi- 
dence: 4r,i N. State St. 

AMBERO, Theodore Jacob, sec. Amberg 
File and Index Co.; b. Mineral Point, Wis., 
Sept. 12, 1858; s. John A. and Margaret (Hoef- 
fler) Amberg; ed. private school. Mineral 
Point, Wis., to June, 1871; Scammon School, 
Chicago, to June, 1872; Central Higli School, 
Chicago, to Feb., 1874; m. Chicago, Sept. 7, 
1881, Bertha A. Atkins; children: Arthur John, 
Theodore William, Harold Vincent. Robert At- 
kins, Paul Gregory, Edward Joseph, William 
Cameron. Began as printer in the printing of- 
fice of Cameron, Amberg & Co., Feb., 1874; 
transferred to counting room, same firm. 1877; 
mem. of firm since 1S8.5, conducting their let- 
ter file business, and when that portion of the 
business was separated and incorporated, Jan. 
24, 1889, also became sec. and mgr. of the 
Amberg File & Index Co. Was made a direc- 
tor, 1897. of the Loretto Iron Co., operating an 
iron mine in Loretto, Mich., and retains said 
position. Is pres. of the Public Publishing Co., 
which publishes a weekly political paper. The 
Public. Firm believer in and advocate of tlie 
political principles advanced by Henry George. 
Mem. Henry George Assn. of Chicago. Roman 
Catholic. Office: 438 Fulton St. Residence: 1820 
Melrose St. 

AMBEBG, ■William A., manufacturer; b. Alb- 
stadt, near Hanau, Bavaria, July 6, 1847; s. 
John A. and Margaret (Hoeffler) Amberg; re- 
moved with parents to Mineral Point, Wis., 
1852; ed. common schools and Sinsinawa 
Mound College; m. Sept. 7, 1869, Sarah Agnes, 
daughter of late James Ward, Clilcago; chil- 
dren (living'): John Ward, Mary Agnes, Gene- 
vieve. TV'as clerk In dry goods store. Mineral 
Point, Wis., 1860-4; came to Chicago, Jan. 2, 
1865; bookkeeper Culver, Page & Hoyne, sta.- 
tioners. 1865-70; one of founders, Cameron, 
Amberg & Co., stationers and printers, 1870, 
retired 1890. In 1868 Invented system of flat 
letter filing now in universal use, and numer- 
ous other devices in that line; established 
branch houses for this business In New York. 
1872, and in London, 1875. Founded town of 
Amberg, Wis., 1887, by establishing granite 
works, and later town of Athelstane, Wis. 
Pres. Amberg File and Index Co.; pres. Am- 
berg Granite Co.; treas. I^oretto Iron Co., and 
director in other corporations. Office: 438-452 
Fulton St. Residence: 440 N. State St. 

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

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



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

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

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

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

ANDERSON. Norman Kendall, lawyer; b. 
Chicago, Dec. 24. 1876; s. Rev. Galusha Ander- 
son. S.T.D., LL.D. (pres. old Univ. of Chicago, 
1878-85, etc.), and Mary E. (Roberts) Ander- 
son; ed. Univ. of Rochester. N. Y.. 1894-5, 
Univ. of Chlca.go, 1897-8 (B.A.), then Law Dept. 
Univ. of Mich., 1S9S-1901 (LL.B.); m. Detroit, 
Mich., Sept. 3, 1002, Louise Holden. Admitted 
to bar by Supreme Court of Illinois. Dec. 15, 
1901; since then enc:aged in general practice 
of law In Chicago. Republican. Clubs: Chicago 
I>iterarv, Quadrangle. Mem. Alpha Delta Phi 
(college fraternity), Phi Delta Phi (legal 
fraternity). Office: 100 "U^ashington St. Resi- 
dence: 2.'^2 E. Sixtv-second St. 

ANDERSON, ■William Hamilton, lawyer; b. 
Carllnville, 111., Aue:. 8. 1874; s. William E. P. 
and Nellip CH.imilton) .Anderson: grad. Carlln- 
ville HItrh School. 1SS8, Blackburn College. 
Carlinville. B.S.. 1892; Univ. of Michigan Law 
Sohool. LL.B.. 1896; m. Carlinville. 111., Oct. 23. 
1901, Clarice Otwell; one son: Frederick Ot- 



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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

ANDREWS, James Roy, sec. and treas. An- 
drews & Johnson; b. Galesburg, 111., May 2, 
1871; 8. James W. and Sarah (Gould) An- 
drews; ed. Chicago public schools. Lake View 
High School and Metropolitan Business Col- 
lege; iinmarrled. After leaving college, 1892, 
entered firm of Andrews & Johnson, heating 
and ventilating contractors, and 2 years later 
was made sec. of the company until early In 
1904; since then treas. and sec Republican. 
Congregationallst. Mason; past master of Ra- 
venswood Lodge, No. 777. Clubs: Ravenswood. 
Hinsdale Golf, Illinois Athletic Office: 256 
Washington Boul. Residence: 2614 N. Hermit- 
age Av. 

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



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New York City, 1861-2; since 1862 In Chicago; 
in coal trade and shipping business on Lakes 
until 1S67; since then in real estate and build- 
ing; built several bulUUnga which were de- 
stroyed in fires of 1871 and 1874; afterward 
rebuilt at same locations, on Madison St., 
Clark St. and Wabash Av. Was 20 years mem. 
Board of Trade of Chicago. Republican. Pres- 
byterian. Mem. Delta Kappa Epsilon (Phi 
Chapter of Yale), and Chicago Delta Kappa 
Epsilon Assn. Mem. Art Institute of Chicago. 
Clubs: Yale (director and a vice-president), 
Calumet (charter mem.; was chairman Finance 
Committee at time of rebuilding, 1894, and a 
director several years). Office: 194 Clark St. 
Residence: Calumet Club. 

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

ANDREWS, Sidney Francis, lawyer; b. 
Allegheny City, Pa.. Mar. 2, 1857; s. James 
and Maria (Carson) Andrews; grad. "Western 
Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1878, B.S. ; took post- 
graduate course, 1878-9, at Cornell Univ., 
and 1S79-S0, at Carlsruhe. Ger. ; studied law 
at St. Louis, Mo.. 1880-2; m. Bolivar, Tenn., 
1SS7, Mary W. Fentress. Admitted to bar at 
St. Louis, Mo., 1882, and engaged In general 
practice of law; in 1892 accepted position of 
local atty. for the I. C. R. R. Co., and after- 
ward became district atty. and asst. general 
solicitor for the company; now gen. atty. for 
the same company. Mem. Chicago and Illinois 
State Bar Assns. Republican, with some demo- 
cratic tendencies. Presbyterian. Clubs: Chicago. 
Chicago Athletic, Homewood. Office: Central 
Station. Residence: 120 Lincoln Park Poul. 

ANDRTTS, Sherwood DlckerBon, insurance; 
b. Watertown, Jefferson Co., N. Y., Apr. 5, 
1855; s. Merritt M. and Angelica F. Andrus; 
ed. public schools, Watertown, N. Y., and 
Hope College, Holland, Mich.; m. Chicago, 
June 18, 1888, Laura J. Stebblns. Began busi- 
ness career, 1S71, in office of Northern Ins. Co. 
of New York, at Watertown, N. Y. ; came to 
Chicago and was asst. cashier Sprague, War- 
ner <fe Co., wholesale grocers, 1878-84; special 
agent Sun Fire Office of England, In Illinois, 
1884-6; with Norwich Union Fire Insurance 
Soc. of England, for Illinois nnd Indiana, 
1886-90; dally report examiner Western Dept., 
National Fire Insurance Co., of Hartford, 
Conn., 1890-3; special agent for Providence 
Washington Insurance Co., of Providence, R. 
I., for Illinois and Tennessee, since 1893. Was 
sergeant Co. C. 39th Regt. N. G. of State of 
New York, 1876-8. Republican. Episcopalian. 
Mem. Auburn Park Lodge No. 736 A. F. & 
A. M., mem. Fidelity Council No. 74, Royal 
League. Normal Park. Clubs: Round Table, 
Friendship. Ad^lphian. Office: 315 Dearborn 
St. Residence: 5344 Drexel Av. 

ANOTTS, John, contractor: b. Scotland. Feb. 
10. 1845: s. John and Elizabeth (Oanson^ 
Angus: ed. public schools of .Seotland: m. Nov. 
9. 1871. Agnes Jackson, of New York City: 
children: John, Esther. William. T.,onrned cut- 
stone trade In Scotland, under his f.-ither, who 
was a cut-stone contractor ,nnd superintendent 
of a stone quarry; went to Englnnd, 1866, 
where worked for a year; r.Tme to TT. s., 1867, 
and worked at his trade until 1872: pnir.ng<^d in 
business with his brother, William. ,-)s Wnilani 
and J. Angus, cut-stone contractor.s. 1872-5; in 



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

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

ANTHONY, Qeorg-e Fort Donelson, lawyer; 
b. Chicago, Feb. IS, 1862: s. Judge Elliott and 
Mary (Dwlght) Anthony; ed. Chicago public 
school. West Division High School, Amherst 
College, graduating, A.B., 1885, A.M., 1888; 
grad. Northwestern Univ. Law School, LL.B., 
1887; m. flr.'^t, Emma E. Niblock, 1895; m. sec- 
ond. Miss Levene Thomas, Feb. 20, 1904. Since 
1887 has been engaged In general practice of 
law in firm of C. E. & G. D. Anthony. Ex-State 
Senator, 21st Dist., 1895-9. Mason (32°). K P.. 
Odd Fellow and mem. National Union, Exalted 
Ruler of Elks. Mem. Illinois Bar Assn. Office: 
59 Clark St. Residence: 383 LaSalle Av. 

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

ANTISDEIi, Albert, general mgr. Am. Ex- 
press Co.; h. Lodi, Otsego Co., N. Y.. Mav 7, 
1840; s. Daniel .\. and IM.nry (North) Antisdel; 
ed. high school, Clarksvllle. N. Y. ; m. Coop- 
erstown, N. Y., 1862. Snpliia M. Bradford: 
children: Ophelia Martha (Mrs. Charles Ed- 
ward Blakeway), Mary Fargo, Llovd Sterling. 
At age of 20 entered a mercantile house, re- 
maining 3 years; came west, entered service 
Am.. Express Co. as agent at Jackson, Mich., 
in Apr., 1863; promoted to route agent, Michi- 
gan division. 1864-5; agent Detroit, 186.^-7; 
asst. supt. Illinois division. 1867-9; supt. '^''is- 
consin division. 1869; In 1881 the Minnesota 
division, comprising the States of Minnesota. 
Dakota, and the Prnxinoe of Manitoba, were 
added to the Wl.«(consIn division under hl.s 
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division, 1884-6; asst. general mgr. with head- 
quarters Chicago in 1886, general mgr. since 
Feb. 1, 1893; now also vice-pres. Democrat. 
Clubs: Chicago, Washington Park, Saddle and 
Cycle, Mid-Day (mem. executive committee). 
Office: 76 Monroe St. Residence: 66 Bellevue 
Place. 

AKTBAM, Harry Alfred, box and label man- 
ufacturer; b. Cincinnati, O., Dec. 10, 1856; s. 
James B. and Sarah E. (Stevens) Antram; ed. 
public and high schools, Cincinnati, O., to 1871; 
m. Cincinnati, June 17, 1S85, Bertlia G. Basch; 
one daughter: Edith S. Was engaged in vari- 
ous business connections at Cincinnati, O., 
1871-8; then became traveling salesman; in 
1885 became identified with the druggists' box 
and label trade; came to Chicago, 1888, from 
Cincinnati, O.; in 1894 organized the Randolph 
Box and Label Co., of which is vice-pres. and 
general mgr. Republican. Mason — Dearborn 
Lodge, Chicago Chapter, Chevalier Bayard 
Commandery. Mem. Chicago Drug Trade Club 
and Chicago Athletic Assn. Office: Lake and 
Clark Sts. Residence: 4619 Woodlawn Av. 

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

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

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



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

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

AKMOXTB M(ichael) Cochrane, resident part- 
ner of Rogers, Brown & Co., pig iron mer- 
chants; b. Auburn, N. Y., Jan. 11, 1851; s. John 
and Lllllas Armour; ed. public schools; m. 
Hyde Park, Chicago, June, 1888, to Minnie T. 
Hugglns; four children. Began business career 
at Marshall, Mich., as clerk for the Hon. 
George Ingersoll, grain and merchant milling; 
later at same place In grain and grocery busi- 
ness with his father under firm name of J. & 
M. C. Armour; came to Chicago in 1876, and 
was for some j'ears a dept. mgr. for Adams & 
Westlake Co.; went to Cincinnati, where was 
vice-pres. and general mgr. of the Radford 
Pipe and Foundry Co., also partner In the 
firm of Rogers, Brown & Co.; returned to Chi- 
cago, 1895, still as partner In the firm of 
Rogers, Brown & Co. Also pres. and director 
Chicago Short Line Ry. ; pres. and director of 
the Iroquois Iron Co.; vice-pres. and director 
Rogers Iron Mining Co.; director Cleveland 
Furnace Co. Clubs: Union League. Country 
Club of Evanston, Glen View Golf. Office: 
Monadnock Blk. Residence: 1608 Ridge Av., 
Evanston, 111. 

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

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

ABMSBT, James Kendall, Jr., merchant; b. 
Belolt, Wis., Nov. 21, 1866; s. James K. and 
Marv (Wyman) Armsbv: ed. public schools; 
m. Chicago, Oct. 28, 1891, Mary Livingston, 
daughter of Richard L. Dakin; children: 
Marv, Jeffrey Kendall (now deceased). En- 
tered house of James K. Armsby & Co. In 1882. 
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for same, 1885-94, and pres. since 1902. Clubs: geant, 1S63, and to 2d lieutenant, 1864. Congre- 

Unlon Leapue, Chicago Athletic, Skokle Golf, gational clergyman In regular pastorates, 

Evanston Country, Evanston Boat, also Ark- 1874-S2; since its organization, Dec. 12, 1882; 

wris:ht of New York, Cosmo.';. San Francisco, supt. of the Chicago City Missionary Soc. of 

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

Residence: Evanston, 111. Theological Seminary, 188S-1902. Republican. 

ARMSTRONG. Charles Macile, grain com- i^^^i^Tl'Lor'rl'.^^K'"'"'' ^^- ;i''"J"i'^« ^o.st G A. 

mission; b. Baltimore, Mo., Oct. 18, 1849: s. ?-V,o= offllf i r;?%'V^''^K, °^P''^!f."'"l, ''L^*^®'^ 

George Buchanan (founder of the Railway ^V^^%^ S?.^.^;..!, «.^^^^^ "^^^'^ ^^- Re^'^ience: 

Mail Service) and Julia (Mackie) Armstrong; ^*i»Wrii'irowa W4in««, r .urn .„ ir,^^.- k 

came to Chicago from Baltimore with parents xr^,-?^^ ?**^?iQ *"t*^ ^•' ^,^l^h ^^J^i^^^^I' ^■ 

in 1854; ed. public and high schools of Chi- Marietta, la U59; s J. C and Elizabeth Arm- 

cago. grad. 1867; m. Chicago, Oct. 9, 1879, Btrong;grad In civil engineering course from 

Nettie Southard. After leaving school was f°'^^^^^f ^f i>°",^?f' '"^'V^^' P^' ^^^^- fi"f^^^^ 

first in employ of James H. Dole Co.. com- *^, Pf^i^.*^?® ''■^^^'i'P- engineering since 1881 and 

mission merchants. In 1902 established busl- ?.V '^\1^^''»,'''"^ •^'"^^?? "^ ^°';^'^-^^^^^^'"'^,?>V 

ness for himself as a commission merchant ?L^*^^w ¥^ ^®e" ^^'5^1, engineer since 1902 



in grain exclusively. Mem. of the Chicago 



Mem. Western Soc. of Engineers. Office: 156 



Board of Trado^ Republican. Club: Kenwood. Lake St. Residence: Wllmette. 111. 

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

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

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

ARMSTRONG, Qeorgre Bnchanan, journal- Drammen, Norway, Mar. 10, 1840; s. Arne and 

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

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

Service) and Julia H. W. (McKee) Armstrong; daughter: Anna (Mrs. Alfred Nermann), 

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

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

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

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

music and art critic until May. 1SS2; also city ness in Chicago in 1868, and was burned out 

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

1882. having bf>en appointed by Pres. Arthur ness after fire and from 1879 to 1884, firm of 

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

Daknta Territory; established the Dally Times der style of The Central Manufacturing Co., 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Piano Trade, monthlv maeazlne. Republican, packer; b. Guben. Brandenburg. Ger.. Sept. 9, 

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

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

mem. Chicago Public library Board. 1881-2. schools: m. 1st, 1872, Wilhemlna Kossack 

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

more Av. Emily; m. 2d, Oct. in, 19nn, Minnie Gloy, of 

ARMSTRONG, Jnllns. supt. Chicago City Chicago. On leaving school entered house of 
Missionary Soc; b. La Salle Co., Til., Aug. 18, Arnold Bros., packers, established by his 
1840; s. George W. and Nnncy (Green) Arm- father, himself and two brothers, the three 
strong: ed. public school. IVTorris, 111.. 1S57-60. bro-thers succeeding to the entire business on 
taking a cln'sslcal course; Chicago Theological death of the father; is now pres. Also pres. 
Seminnpy. 1871-4. gmduating B.D., 1874; D.D., .Arnold. Sf-hwinn <t Co.. bicycle manufacturers, 
Wheaton College, 1898: m. Grundy Co.. 111., and hns Inrge real estate holdings. Mem. Or- 
.■\ug. 10. 1865. Hnttle V. Goodrich; children: pheus Miiniierchor Singing Soc. and Schles- 
Rev. A. H. Armstrong. Mrs. Anna Arm.strong wig-TInlstoin Vercin. Mason (32°) — past mas- 
Green. J. R. Armstrong. Enlisted In 91st Till- ter Lessing Lodge. A. F. & A. M.; K. T., 
nols Tnfy.. .XTig.. 1S62, nnd served 3 yenrs. be- Shriner. Office: 145 W. Randolph St. Resl- 
ginnlng as 4th scrpe.nnt: promoted to 1st ser- dence: 1644 Jackson Boul. 



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ABNOI^D, Bion Joseph, electrical engineer, 
inventor; b. Casnovia, near Grand Rapids, 
Mich., Aug. 14, 1861; s. Josepli and Geraldlne 
(Reynolds) Arnold; ed. Ashland (Neb.) public 
schools, 1872-9, Univ. of Nebraska, 1879-80; 
grad. Hillsdale College, B.S., 1884, M.S., 1887, 
hon. M.Ph., 1889; post-graduate course Cor- 
nell, 1888-9; E.E., Univ. of Nebraska, 1897; m. 
Reading, Mich., Jan. 14, 1886, Carrie Estelle 
Berry; children: Maude Luclele, Stanley Berry, 
Robert Melville. Became general agent for en- 
gine company, 1884-6; later draftsman for 
Edward P. Allis Co., Milwaukee; chief design- 
er Iowa Iron Works, Dubuque, la.; mechanical 
engineer Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas City Ry., 
1888-9; later consulting engineer for Chicago 
office, General Electric Co.; since 1893 inde- 
pendent consulting engineer. Designer and 
builder Intramural Ry., World's Columbian 
Exposition; consulting electrical engineer Chi- 
cago & Milwaukee Electric Ry., where he first 
demonstrated the practicability of the rotary 
converter substation system of electric rail- 
ways afterward accepted as standard; Chicago 
Board of Trade, C, B. & Q. R. R. ; devised plan 
for electrically operating trains of New York 
Central R. R. in and out of New York, and 
now mem. of commission supervising work; 
consulting engineer for city of Chicago to 
plan a subway and revise street and elevated 
railway systems of city, 1902. Pres. and direc- 
tor of Arnold Electric Power Station Co., 
Kenosha Electric Ry. Co. Inventor of com- 
bined direct-connected machines, a magnetic 
clutch, storage battery improvements, and 
new systems and devices for electric rail- 
ways. Pioneer in single phase alternating 
current railway work and the first to demon- 
strate its practicability. Pres. Am. Insti- 
tute Electrical Engineers, 1903-4 (delegate 
International Electrical Congress, Paris, 
1900); trustee Western Soc. Engineers; mem. 
A. A. A. S., Am. Soc. for Promotion of Engi- 
neering Education; 1st vice-pres. and chair- 
man executive committee International Elec- 
trical Congress, St. Louis, 1904. Clubs: Union 
League (Chicago), Engineers and Transporta- 
tion (New York). Office: Marquette Bldg. Res- 
idence: 4713 Kimbark Av. 

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

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



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

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

ABKO^D, Balpb Olenroy, sec. and treas. 
Arnold Electric Power Station Co.; b. Ash- 
land, Neb., Feb. 25, 1876; s. Joseph and Ger- 
aldine (Reynolds) Arnold; ed. Nebraska pub- 
He schools; m. New York, Apr. 5, 1904, Hazel 
Virginia McLane. Since July, 1896, sec. and 
treas. of the Arnold Electric Power Station 
and of the Kenosha Electric Ry. Co. Re- 
Ptibllcan. Office: Marquette Bldg. Residence: 
5001 Vincennes Av. 

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

ABNODLD, "Wayland tloyd, contractor; b. 
Hillsdale Co., Mich., July 6. 1863; s. Joseph 
and Geraldlne (Reynolds) Arnold; ed. Ashland 
(Neb.) public school, 1872-80, Univ. of Nebras- 
ka, 1880-1, Hillsdale College, Michigan, 1881-2; 
m. Mt. Vernon, 111., Sept. 7, 1899, Ida Evans. 
Was junior mem. of firm of Joseph Arnold & 
Son, Ashland, Neb., retail shoe dealers, 1882-8; 
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Ashland, Neb.; mgr. of Cinderella Shoe 
House, Minneapolis, Minn., 1887-8; city sales- 
man and agent Excelsior Electric Co., St. 
Louis, Mo., Aug. 1, 1889, to Apr. 1, 1890; mgr. 
of St. Louis office, Thomson-Houston Electric 
Co., St. Louis, Mo., 1890-2, of St. Louis and 
Kansas City offices, General Electric Co., of 
New York, 1892-6; and May 1, 1S96, to July 1, 
1897, located at Chicago office with General 
Electric Co. In 1896 the Arnold Electric Power 
Station Co. was incorporated; was its mgr., 
1897-1901. and since 1901 has been general 
mgr. and vice-pres. Also vice-pres. and gen- 
eral mgr. Kenosha Electric Ry. Co., Kenoslia, 
Wis., and vice-pres. Horton "Water and Light 
Co., Horton, Kan. Republican. Office: Mar- 
quette Bldg. Residence: 3800 Ellis Av. 

ARNOI^D, William, real estate officer; b. 
Chicago, Jan. 6, 1868; s. Frank and Emily 
(Glaenzer) Arnold; ed. private acad. in Chi- 
cago, 5 years in private schools in Germany, 
1 year in Metropolitan Business College, Chi- 
cago, and 2 years in Chicago Business Law 
School; unmarried. After leaving business col- 
lege, 1SS4, was private sec. to E. J. Lehmann 
(proprietor of The Fair) until 1890; with 
national bank and private bank, 1890-6; since 
1896, real estate officer Chicago Title & Trust 
Co. Independent in politics. Mem. Chicago 
Sharpshooters' Assn., Y. M. C. A., Independent 
Religious Soc. of Chicago. Office: 100 Wash- 
ington St. Residenjce: 340 Hampton Court. 

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

ABONSOM', aianrlce, pianist, writer, critic. 
Address: 4916 Indiana Av. (See Who's Who in 
America for sketch.) 

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

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



Mem. American Soc. of Civil Engineers, West- 
ern Soc. of Engineers, American Water Works 
Assn.; associate mem. Institute of Civil En- 
gineers of Great Britain. Independent in poli- 
tics. Mason: Cleveland Lodge and Washing- 
ton Chapter. Office: Postal Telegraph Bldg. 
Residence: 13 South Hamilton Av. 

ASA7, William Cooper, lawyer; b. June 28, 
1857; s. Edward G. and Emma O. Asay; ed. 
public schools of Chicago, Lake Forest Acad- 
emy and Yale College, graduating A.B., 1880; 
studied law In office of his father; admitted 
to bar 1881; was leading counsel in the cele- 
brated Storey case, and has been identified 
with other important litigations; has been an 
extensive traveler; was for several years a 
member of the First Regiment, I. N. G.; was 
asst. city attorney from Dec, 1892, to May, 
1893; in May, 1903, appointed city prosecuting 
attorney; served till May, 1905. Office: 79 Dear- 
born St. Residence: 2572 Wayne Av. 

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

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

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

ASHCBAFT, Baymond Moore, lawver: b. 
Vandalia, Fayette Co., 111., Jan. 9, 1876: s. 
Edwin M. and Florence R. (Moore) Ashcraft; 
ed. Vandalia public schools, 1SS4-6. Chicago 
public schools, 1887-92, Chicago Manual Train- 
ing School, 1S92-4, grad. 1S94, gmd. North- 
western Univ. Law School, LL.B., 1897, Lake 
Forest Univ. Law School, 1898; m. Chicago, 
Aug. 3. 1901. Charleta Peck. Admitted to bar. 
.Time 16, 1897: emploved bv law firm of Ash- 
craft & Gordon. 1894-1900: engaged in practice 
with father and brother. Edwin M. Ashcraft, 
Jr., In firm of Ashcraft & Ashcraft. Republi- 
can. Presbyterian. Mem. Delta Chi fraternitv, 
Chicago Bar Assn. Club: Woodlawn Tennis. 
Office: 184 LaSalle St. Residence: 258 E. 62d 
St. 

ASHTON, Henry Major, lawyer; b. Arcadia, 
"Wis., .\pr. 6. 1867: s. "^^illiam and Elizabeth 
(Faulds) Ashton: attended the Univ. of Wis- 
eonsin. 1889-92; unmarried. Admitted to bar 



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

ATKINS, Llewellyn Beynolds, lawyer, b. 
Lincohi 111- Nov. 8. 1869; s. Samuel Thomas 
and Lucy (Bates) Atkins; ed. in common 
t?hools, Lincoln, 111., Dixon Business College 
Dixon 111., law department of Lake Forest 
(111.) Univ., LL.B., 1896. For four years was 
in charge of the receivins business of Boyden 
& Co . grain shipping and commission mer- 
chants on Chicago Board of Trade; upon 
death of Mr. George D, Boyden, of that firm, 
engaged with the American Cereal Co. (Quaker 
Oats) at Chicago, remaining with them nearly 
6 years, the last 3 as credit man; resigned 
in 1900 to join Messrs. Thomas Bates and 
Lucien E. Harding in the present law firm 
of Bates, Harding & Atkins, practice of law 
Republican. Mem. 4th Presbyterian Oiurch of 
Chicago; mem. Sons of Revolution. Office: New 
York Life Bldg. Residence: 319 B. Superior St. 
ATKINSON; see also Adkinson. 
ATKINSON, Charles Andrew, lawyer; b. 
wfbster O., Feb. 9, 1852; s. Lewis A. and 
Amanda L.Lons) Atkinson; early ed'n in pub- 
lic schools; taught school for 3 years begin- 
ning teaching at age 17; grad. from Ohio Univ 
Athens. O., 1874; m. Jackson O. Dec 25, 1876 
Florence B. Gilliland. Admitted to bar 1875 
engaged in practice in Ohio and was 4 years 
prosecuting attorney for Jackson Co.. O., re- 
moved to Lincoln, Neb., where was city attor- 
ney and later was special US. attorney 2 
vears; located in Practice In (^hicago. 1899 is 
2nd vice-pres. and counsel of the Federal Life 
Insurance Co.; also vice-pres. of the Federal 
Agency Co. and of the Union Securities Co. 
Republican. Methodist. Mem. Loyal Legion. 
Club: Hamilton. Office: Marquette Bldg. Resi- 
dence: 259 E. 54th St. , , ,, TTM 
ATKINSON, Charles Thomson, broker: b. El- 
mira, N. Y.. Nov. 14, 1864; s. Frank Holway 
and Helen (Dunn) Atkinson; ed. public 
l?hools; m CWcago, June 18, 1891, Martha 
Wells In railway service with various roads, 
ending with C. B. & Q. R. R. as general agent 
at Cincinnati, O., 1900-1; with Leonard Atkin- 
son & Co., manufacturers of boots and shoes, 
Chicago, 1891-7; with M. D. Wells & Co.. same 
line, 1893-9; stock broker with William H. 
Colvin & Co., Chicago, 1900-2; since 1902 with 
Finley Barrell & Co., stocks, bonds, grain, 
etc Mem S A. R.. Sons of Revolution, Soc. of 
Colonial Wars. Republican. In Illinois Naval 
Reserve as ensign, and later, lieutenant, 1896- 
1898. Clubs: Chicago, Midlothian. Office: Mon- 
adnock Bldg. Residence: 2022 Indiana Av. 

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

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



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

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

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

AUBAND, Samxiel Herbert, physician; b. 
Loran, Stephenson Co., 111., Oct. 26, 1854; s. 
Joel and Susannah (Getgen) Aurand; worked 
on farm and attended district school until 
1873; attended Iowa Wesleyan Univ. and Mt. 
Morris College. 1881; grad. Hahnemann Med. 
College of Chicago, M.D., 1884. and has taken 
various post-graduate courses; m., 1st, 1887. 
Maggie Toilmeier (died 1893); 1 son: Arthur; 
m.. 2d, Freeport. 111., 1895, Flora I. Knoll. 
Began teaching public school, 1874; began 
practice of medicine, 1884, at Loran, 111. (6 
years); then spent 1 year in Chicago hosps. 
and colleges; practiced at Pearl City. 111.. 4 
vears; Freeport, 111., 2 years; in Chicago since 
1897. Mem. Cook Co. Hosp. staff, 1893-4. Vice- 
pres. and prof, of materia medica and clinical 
medicine Chicago Homce. Med. College; vice- 
pres. Illinois Homoe. Med. Assn.; mem. Chicago 
Homoe. Med. Soc. and of Am. Institute of 
Homoe. Dir. Pearl City Bank of Pearl City, 
111. Republican. Mem. and trustee Park 
Av. M. E. Church. Mason; Blue Lodge, Chap- 
ter and Consistory. Mem. Modern Woodmen 
of America. Office: 720 Washington Boul. Resi- 
dence: 718 Washington Boul. 

AUSTIN, Bernard Nelson, railway official; 
b. Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 9. 1856; s. Robert 
N. and Sarah (Ford) Austin; ed. Milwaukee 
public schools, Roval Military Acad., Berlin, 
Ger. (1867-71); Hisrh School and Milwaukee 
Acad., Milwaukee. 1871-4; m. Milwaukee, Nov.. 
1880, Clara A. Whitcomb; children: Lester W.. 
Juliet, Louise. Began railway service as gen- 
eral office clerk of the C, M. & St. P. Ry., 
lS74-8n; general office clerk in auditing dept. 
of N P R. R., 1880-4; passenger and ticket 
agent at Minneapolis. Minn.. 1884-8; asst. gen- 
eral passenger agent at St. Paul, Minn., 1888- 



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1897, same road; since June, 1897, general 
passenger agent, B. & O. R. R. Also chairman 
of tlje Executive Committee of the Central 
Passenger Assn. Republican. Episcopalian. 
Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Union League. Otllce: 
135 Adams St. Residence: 4833 Lake Av. 

AUSTIN, Charles Orlando, banker; b. Pal- 
myra, Mo., Aug. 21, 1870; s. Walker Felps and 
Agnes (Dickson) Austin; ed. public schools 
and at Westminster College, Fulton, Mo.; m. 
La Grange, Mo., June, 1S'J3, Evadne Hagood. 
Clerk In Marion Co. Savings Bank, Palmyra, 
Mo, June 1, 1890, to Jan., 1894; asst. cashier 
same, Jan., 1894, to July 1, 1895; public ad- 
ministrator, Marion Co., Mo., Jan. 1, 1894, to 
July 1, 1895; bank examiner of Missouri, July 
1, 1895, to April 1, 1897; cashier Mechanics' 
National Bank, St. Louis, Mo., Apr. 1, 18 97, to 
Sept. 1, 1902; was vice-pres. and dir. Nat. 
Bank cf North America, Chicago; dir. Jack- 
son Trust and Savings Bank. Presbyterian. 
Residence: Hyde Park Hotel. 

AUSTZIT, Frederick Carleton, pres. Municipal 
Engineering and Contracting Co.; b. Skanea- 
teles, N. Y., June 2, 1S53; s. Dorr and Marietta 
(Hatch) Austin; ed. public schools of New 
York and Skaneateles Academy; m. Chicago, 
1887, Anna Barker; children: Wesley Ogden. 
Marion Ogden (Mrs. H. A. Richardson). Began 
business life in Chicago as resident partner 
of the firm of Goulds & Austin, farming tools, 
1883-7; then became pres. and treas. of the 
F. C. Austin Manufacturing Co., until 1902, 
when sold interests in that company and 
joined in organization of the Municipal En- 
gineering and Contracting Co., of which is 
pres. and director. Republican. Presbyterian. 
Clubs: Chicago, Twentieth Century, Calumet, 
Washington Park, Chicago Athletic, Chicago 
Yacht, Glen View, Germania Mannerchor. 
Office: Railway Exchange Bldg. Residence: 189 
Lincoln Park Boul. 

AUSTIK, Henry Warren, banker and real 
estate; b. 217 Lake St., Oak Park, 111. (where 
he still resides), Jan. 22, 1864; s. Henry War- 
ren and Martha Sophia (Voorhees) Austin; 
grad. Oak Park High School, 1881; W. Division 
High School, Chicago, 1884; Williams College, 
B.A., 1888; m. Nov. 17, 1904, Edna Lee Harris. 
After graduation from Oak Park High School 
worked as clerk for H. W. Austin & Co. in 
hardware business, 1881-3; bookkeeper for the 
C. T. Boal Stove Co., 1888-90. On death of 
father, 1890, came into management of his 
real estate interests. One of organizers, Feb., 
1892, and first pres. Oak Park State Bank, 
later changed to Oak Park Trust and Savings 
Bank, of which he is still pres. and director; 
vice-pres., treas. and director Mackie-Lovejoy 
Manufacturing Co.; sec. and director Niles 
Manufacturing Co. Republican. Mem. 43d and 
44th general assemblies from 23d senatorial 
district of Illinois; school trustee of school 
district, 39-13, Apr., 1894, to Apr., 1903; treas. 
of village of Oak Park since its organization 
as a village. Congregationalist. Pres. Williams 
College Alumni Assn. of Chicago; treas. Chi- 
cago Soc. of Alpha Delta Phi. Club: Oak Park 
(treas. six terms). Office: 172 Washington St. 
Residence: 217 Lake St., Oak Park, 111. 

AVES7, Samuel Jeffery, physician and sur- 
geon; b. Brandon, Vt., May 15, 1828; s. Eben- 
ezer Weeks and Triphena Taylor (Davis) 
Avery; ed. public schools and by private 
tutors; grad. Rush Medical College, Jan., 1864; 
m. first, 1850, Wealthy Ann Hall; children: 
Ralph Brown, Eliza Weeks; m. second, Chicago, 
Sept. 21, 1863, Mrs. Olive Lawrence Boardman. 
Since 1864 engaged in general practice of 
medicine in Chicago. Republican. Universalist. 
Mem. emeritus Hesperian Lodge, A. F. and 
A. M., York Chapter, R. A. M., Apollo Com- 
mandery K. T. Office and residence: 780 "Wal- 
nut St. 



ATEB, Edward Everett, capitalist; b. Har- 
vard, 111., Nov. 16, 1S41; s. Elbridge Gerry and 
Mary Titcomb Ayer; m. Sept. 7, 1865, Emma 
Augusta Burbank; one daughter: Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Burbank (Johnson). Was pres. Field Co- 
lumbian Museum, 1893-8; life mem. Am. His- 
torical Assn.; director Field Columbian 
Museum, Newberry Library, Art Institute, 
Chicago Historical Soc. Has one of the finest 
private libraries in the U. S., and an espe- 
cially noteworthy collection of Americana; has 
extensive lumber interests in the S. and S. W.; 
pres. and director Texas Tie and Lumber 
Preserving Co.. Tonty Lumber Co.; director 
Ayer & Lord Tie Co. Clubs: Chicago, Caxton, 
Commercial, Saddle & Cycle, Riverside. Office: 
Railway Exchange Bldg. Summer residence: 
The Oaks, Lake Geneva, Wis. Residence: 1 
Banks St. 

ATEBS, Frank David, lawyer; b. on farm in 
McLean Co., near Bloomington, 111., June 15, 
1866; s. Joseph B. and Sarah C. (Havberger) 
Ayers; ed. preparatory, literary and law de- 
partments of the Illinois TVesleyan Unlv , 
Bloomington, 111., graduating 1890; unmar- 
ried. First occupation was thnt of country 
school teacher in McLean Co., 111., during col- 
lege period. After graduation in June, 1890, 
began practice of law at Ottawa, 111.; came to 
Chicago, 1893, forming present law firm of 
Ayers, Rinaker & Ayers. Republican. First 
asst. city attorney since 1903. Mem. Chicago 
Bar Assn. Clubs: Hamilton, Colonial. Office: 
Chamber of Commerce Bldg. Residence: 4620 
Indiana Av. 

ATEBS, Seymour Warren, lawyer; b. Mc- 
Lean Co 111., Aug. ±2, 1861; s. J. B. and Sarah 
C. (Hayberger) Ayers: ed. public schools of 
McLean Co., 111., Illinois Wesleyan Univ at 
Bloomington, 111., Knox College, Galesburg, 
111 ; law course at Illinois Wesleyan Univ., 
1889-92; m. Carlinville, 111.. Nov. 4, 1903 Zoe 
Denby. From time of leaving Knox College 
was engaged as a dealer in fine horses, cattle 
and hogs In McLean Co., 111., until entered on 
study of law in 1S89; came to Chicago from 
Bloomington, 111., in 1892, and has since then 
been engaged in practice of law; now senior 
mem. of law firm of Ayers, Rinaker & Ayers; 
also director the Meyercord Co. Republican. 
Mason. Club: Colonial. Office: Chamber of 
Commerce Bldg. Residence: 483 44th St. 

B 

BAACKES, Prank, general sales agent Am. 
Steel and Wire Co.; b. Germany, Mar., 1863; 
s. Godfrey and Franziska Baackes; ed. schools 
in Germany until about 15 years old; m. Mamie 
E. Lutz; children: Godfrey D.. Frank, Karl. 
Spent a year in works of wire nail mills at 
Oberbilk-Dusseldorf before coming, in 1879, to 
Cleveland, O., where he joined his brother, 
Michael Baackes, at the H. P. Nail Co.'s 
works; worked in every department of the mill 
2 years, 1879-81, then became superintendent 
of the plant, 1881-4; went to Beaver Falls, 
Pa., 1884, to erect wire nail plant for Hart- 
rnan Steel Co.; while there became impressed 
that in order to extend consumption of wire 
nails they must be made of such pattern and 
quality as to supplant the cut nails; after 
much experiment, succeeded, in 1885, in In- 
troducing what is now known as the Standard 
wire nail, which grew rapidly in favor; organ- 
ized, July. ISS.^, .and became general mgr. 
Salem Wire Nail Co., of Salem, O., which he 
developed to importance; business was ab- 
sorbed, Apr., 1898, with other plants at New 
Piiiladelphia ami b'indlay, O.. by the Am. Steel 
& Wire Co.. of Illinois, of wliich became gen- 
eral mgr. When tliis was absorbed. Jan., 1899, 
by the Am. Steel & Wire Co. of New Jersey 
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1900 was elected to present position as general 
sales agent and director of the company; 
and in 1905 was also made vice-president. 
Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Washington Park, 
Calumet, Germania. Office: The Rookery. Resi- 
dence: Cliicago (summer: Baackes Lodge, 
Lake Content, Eagle River, Wis.). 

BABBITT, Benton Holcoml), mgr. Alfred 
Peats Co.; b. on farm, Warren Co., O., July 28, 
1852; s. James Madison and Eleanor R. (Hall) 
Babbitt; ed. common schools of Warren Co.; 
m. Danville, 111., Dec. 16, 1886, Alice Knight; 
children: Alice, Benton Knight, Eleanor, 
Gladys. At 15 years of age began work in a 
grocery store in Warren Co., O.; was with 
Hale & West, wall paper, Lebanon, O., 187 J-8, 
with J. H. Madden, Danville, 111., stationery 
and wall paper, 1878-83; came to Chicago and 
was traveling representative for J. J- Mc- 
Grath, 1883-7; traveling salesman, 1887-91, 
and office mgr., 1891-97, Lartz Wall Paper Co.; 
Chicago mgr. Alfred Peats Co., wall paper, 
since 1897. Republican. Club: Chicago Athletic. 
Office: 144-146 Wabash Av. Residence: 1141 

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

BABCOCK, Alfred Jerome, Chicago mgr. for 
manufacturers; b. Brookfleld, N. Y., Man 8, 
1850; s. Alfred F. and Lucy (Brownell) Bab- 
cock; ed. public schools of Brookfleld, Mass., 
law department Univ. of Michigan, graduating 
LL.B. 1880; m. Saginaw, Mich., Dec. 15, 1880, 
Henrietta B. Ripley; children: Earle, Fred, 
Lucy, Dorothy, Marion. Engaged in various 
lines of business in Saginaw, Mich., and Chi- 
cago, coming here from Saginaw in 1882. and 
since 1885 identified with the Chicago branch 
of Manning, Maxwell & Moore, railway and 
machinists' tools; became mgr. of Chicago 
branch in 1898. Director Manning, Maxwell & 
Moor (Incorporated). Republican. Clubs: Union 
League, Hamilton, Illinois Athletic. Office: 22- 
26 S. Canal St. Residence: 307 E. 56th St. 

BABCOCK, Frederick B., lawyer; b. Milwau- 
kee Wis, May 4, 1865; s. Simeon and Sarah 
L (Reynolds) Babcock; ed. Univ. of Michigan, 
Chicago College of Law; m. New York, Apr. 
30, 1900, Abby Kettelle. Admitted to practice 
by Supreme Court of State of Illinois in Aug., 
1900, and has since then been engaged in gen- 
eral practice of law. Republican. Mem. Law 
Club, Chicago Bar Assn., Military Order of the 
Loyal Legion. Clubs: Chicago, Union League, 
Washington Park, Chicago Golf, Marquette. 
Office: The Temple. Residence: 11 Bellevue PI. 
BABCOCK, Iieland Almanzo, sec. Sprague 
Canning Machinery Co. ; b. Freeport, 111., Oct. 
6 1868; s. Leland A. and Margarette Ella 
(Bechtol) Babcock; ed. common schools of 
Freeport, 111., Northwestern Preparatory 
School at Evanston, 2 years at Lake Forest 
Univ., leaving to enter business; later grad. 
Chicago College of Law; m. Chicago, Nov. 19, 
1900, Grace Alexandra Heap; children: Grace 
Elizabeth, Basil Philip. Left Lake Forest Univ. 
at age of 18 for business education; was in 
mail order house of Montgomery Ward & Co. 
3 years, next with Sprague, Warner & Co., 
and after that went to Board of Trade in the 
grain and feed business of Hadfleld & Co.; 
upon decease of father in 1893 succeeded to 
the estate and devoted time during next two 
years to matters pertaining to the closing of 
the estate; later employed by National Bank 



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

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

BABCOCK, Bobert Hall, physician ; b. Water- 
town, N. Y., July 26. 1851; s. Robert S. Bab- 
cock. Kalamazoo, Mich.; grad. Chicago Medical 
College, M.D., 1878, New York College of 
Physicians and Surgeons, 1879, after which 
studied 3 years in Germany; m. Mont Claire, 
N. Y., June 12, 1879, Lizzy C. Weston, of New 
York City; children: Eleanor Clinton, Robert 
Weston. In practice of medicine in Chicago 
since Oct., 1883; since 1891 mem. of faculty 
of College of Physicians and Surgeons, in 
which is now prof, of clinical medicine and 
diseases of the chest; was one of founders 
Post-Graduate Med. School of Chicago, and a 
prof, there for several years; has been on 
staff of Cook Co. Hosp. for most of time dur- 
ing past 12 years and now attending physician. 
Mem. Am. Medical Assn., Illinois State Medical 
Soc, Chicago Medical Soc, Am. Climatologlcal 
Assn., Congress of Physicians and Surgeons, 
National Assn. for the Study and Prevention 
of Tuberculosis, Mississippi Valley Medical 
Assn.; honorary mem. Colorado State Medical 
Soc; corresponding mem. Medical Chirurgical 
Soc. of Edinburgh, Scot. Author of "Diseases 
of the Heart and Arterial System." Repub- 
lican. Presbyterian. Mem. S. A. R., Military 
Order of Foreign Wars. Club: University. 
Office: 92 State St. Residence: Virginia Hotel. 
BABST, Earl D., lawyer; b. Crestline, O., 
June 6, 1870; s. Jacob and Mathilde S. Babst; 
ed. public schools, Kenyon Military Academy, 
Kenyon College, Univ. of Michigan, Ph.B., 
1893, LL.B., 1894; m. Grand Rapids, Mich., 1903, 
Alice Edwina, daughter of Hon. Edwin F. Uhl. 
Admitted to Michigan bar, 1894; in practice 
at Detroit, 1894-1902; removed to Chicago, fall 
of 1902, as member of firm of Green, Peters & 
Babst, general counsel for National Biscuit 
Co. Republican. Clubs: Union League, City; 
also Detroit (Detroit). Office: 205 LaSalle St. 
Residence: 10 Astor St. 

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

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

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

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

BACOK, Charles Samner, physician; b. 
Spring Prairie, Wis., July 80, 1856; s. John, 
Jr., and Chloe Ann (Thompson) Bacon; pre- 
paratory education in public school and Wis- 
consin State Normal School; grad. Beloit Col- 
lege, Ph.B., 1878, medical department North- 
western Univ., 1SS4; post-garduate study in 
Germany and Austria In 1891 and in 1894-5; 
m. Vienna, Austria, Aug. 17, 1895, Marie von 
Rosthorn; children, Karl Alfons, Ernst Lecher, 
Charles Sumner, Jr. In practice of medicine 
in Chicago since 1884; formerly Interne of 
Cook Co. Hosp. and asst. surgeon Alexlan 
Bros. Hosp.; prof, of obstetrics Chicago Poly- 
clinic and medical department of Univ. of Illi- 
nois; attending obstetrician to German Poly- 
clinic and West Side Hosps. and St. Mary's and 
Bralnard maternity dispensaries; contributor 
of numerous papers on obstetrics to various 
med. socs. and journals; mem. Chicago Medi- 
cal Soc, Chicago Gynecological Soc, Chicago 
Pathological Soc, Chicago Academy of Medi- 
cine, Chicago Physicians Club, Illinois State 
Medical Soc, Am. Medical Assn. Independent 
In politics. Mem. Soc. for Ethical Culture. 
Clubs: Edgewater Golf, Lake Zurich. Office 
and residence: 426 Center St. 

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

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



(Richardson) Bacon; ed. Ogden School, New- 
berry School, W. Division High School, Phil- 
lips Exeter Acad., Harvard Univ., graduating 
1878; m. first, 1879, Clara Cram (now de- 
ceased); m. second, 1902, Katlierlne D. Hor- 
ton; children: Raymond C, Edward R., Jr.. 
John W., Robert C. Since 1878 engaged In 
present business as a buyer and shipper of 
grain. Mem. Cliicago Board of Trade. Office: 
234 LaSalle St. Residence: 1908 Briar PI. 

BABBNOCH, John Joseph, hay, grain, etc.; 
b. Fyfeshire, Scotland, Apr. 19, 1851; s. Joseph 
and Helen (Tough) Badenoch; ed. public 
pcliools of New York; m. Chicago, 1874, Clem- 
ence Ward; children: Josepli W., John J., Jr. 
(deceased), Edward C, Annie L., David A., 
Ernest W. Began in New York as errand boy; 
came to Chicago, 1867, and was In employ of 
M. Kronberg & Co., wholesale jewelers, for 7 
years; in 1873 established present firm of J. 
J. Badenoch & Co.. commission merchants and 
shippers of hay. grain, feed, etc., of wiiich is 
still at head as pres. Republican. Was alder- 
man of old 11th Ward; pres. of the Board of 
Election Commissioners 3 years, and Board of 
Education 3 years; gen. supt. of police of the 
City of Chicago 2 years. Mem. Cliicago Board 
of Trade. Mason: Past Commander St. Ber- 
nard Commandery, K. T. Pres. and one of 
founders of Masonic Orphans' Home. Pres. St. 
Andrew's Soc. Club: Illinois. Office: 44 S. Des- 
plaines St. Residence: 282 Park Av. 

BABBNOCH, Rowland Nathaniel, lawyer; b. 
Chicago, Dec. 28, 1871; s. Joseph and Elizabeth 
(Hill) Badenoch; ed. Englewood grammar and 
high scliools, graduating, 1891; grad. Cliicago 
College of Law, 1897; m. Jacksonville, 111., 
Oct. 25, 1901, Mary R. Russel; one son: Row- 
land Russel. Admitted to bar Sept. 15, 1898; 
since then engaged in practice of law. Repub- 
lican. Baptist. Club: Englewood Men's. Office: 
First National Bank Bldg. Residence: 6548 
Ross Av., Englewood, 111. 

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

BABGEB, Alpheu8 Shreve, lumber mer- 
chant; b. Chicago. Feb. 16, 1862; s. Alpheus C. 
and Elvira C. (Sheridan) Badger; ed. Chicago 
public schools: m. Dec. 1890, Sarah Frances 
Cowles, San Francisco, Cal.; children: Edwin 
H., Shreve C. Began lumber business In the 
office of T. W. Harvey, 1876-8; was afterward 
In accounting department Pullman's Palace 
Car Co. and later In wholesale department of 
Field, Leiter & Co. In 1888 became connected 
with the National Lumber Co., at Creston, la, 
and later treas. and mgr. of the company in 
Chicago; was a mem. of the firm of Cross. 
Badger & Co.. 1889-95; has been pres. Badger 
& Jackson Co.. lumber dealers, since Apr., 
1896. Office: 204 Dearborn St. Residence: Kenll- 
worth. 111. 

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ward, Genevieve, Evyline, James E. In 1881 BAZI^ET, George Coryell, manufacturer; b. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BAX^ET; see also Bally. company. Mem. Manufacturers' Assn. Club: 

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

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

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

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

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

Dec. 15, 1870; promoted maj., July 10, 1891; gan Co., 111., Jacksonville Business College, 

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

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

dress: 1095 N. Clark St. in class of 1894; m. Chicago, Feb. 14, 1899, 

BAIIiEV, Edward Payson, manufacturer; b. Clara Koch; children: John Hayes, Helen Hil- 
Almont, Lapeer Co., Mich., Dec. 28, 1841; s. degarde. Began practice of medicine in Chi- 
Frederick Kinsman and Sarah (Shaw) Bailey; cago in 1894; was mem. of the dispensary 
ed public schools, Almont, Mich., and Joliet, staff and interne at Michael Reese Hosp. until 
111, and Bryant & Stratton Commercial Col- 1902; since June, 1904, mem. med. board of 
lege, Chicago; m., first, Knoxville, Tenn., Dec. the N. Y. Life Insurance Co., and was exam- 
26, 1866, Katharine Baxter; children: Delia iner for that company, 1894 to June, 1904. 
Augusta (Mrs. Arthur H. Day, New Haven, Mem. Chicago Med. Soc. Republican. Office: 171 
Conn.), Annie Baxter, (died in infancy); m., sec- LaSalle St. Residence: 415 E. 45th St. 
ond, Chicago, May 9, 1889, Minerva Spruance; BAILY, Jacob L., lawyer; b. near Vermont, 
children: Edward Payson, Harmon (daughter), Fulton Co., 111., Aug. 29, 1851; s. Thomas and 
Frederick Spruance, Vaughn. Was clerk for Nancy A. (Bottenberg) Bally; ed. public school, 
Densmore & Rice, Chicago, 1860-1, for Cooley, Oberlin College, Ohio, and Northwestern Univ.; 
Farwell & Co., 1862, Chicago; bookkeeper at m. Table Grove, 111., Aug. 20, 1876, Lois C. 
Odell, 111., 1863; clerk quartermaster's dept., Foster; children: Mrs. Jessie P. Twyman, 
U. S. A., 1863-4; cashier of bank at Knoxville, Frances. Lived in Macomb, McDonough Co., 
Tenn., 1865-75; with A. T. Stewart & Co., New from 1875 until 1900; admitted to bar of Illi- 
York, 1875-82; since 1882 with Chicago Malle- nois, 1876; practiced law there until 1900, 
able Iron Co. and National Malleable Castings when came to Chicago; has since been en- 
Co., for which he Is now manager of the Chi- gaged in general practice here, at head of 
cago Malleable Iron Works, established 1873. firm of Baily, Hall & Spunner. Is the trial at- 
Director of the C. B. Cattle Co. and of the torney for the Union Elevated R. R. Co., 
Coonley Manufacturing Co. Episcopalian. Pres. Northwestern Elevated R. R. Co., Cicero & 
Y. M. C. A., Chicago. Mem. Chicago Historical Oak Park Elevated R. R. Co., asst. trial attor- 
Soc, Illinois Soc. of Colonial Wars, Illinois ney Union Traction Co. Mason, Macomb 
Soc. Sons of the Revolution, Religious Educa- Lodge, and Macomb Commandery K. T. Demo- 
tion Soc. Republican. Clubs: Union League, crat. Methodist. Office: Tribune Bldg. Resl- 
Chicago, Chicago Literary, Church, Midlo- dence: 4420 Berkeley Av. 

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

dence: 2400 S. Park Av. Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 26, 1860; s. James H. 

BAIIiET, Edward ■William, grain merchant; and Adeline Whittemore (Torrey) Baird; ed. 
b. Elmore, Vt., Aug. 31, 1843; s. George W. and public school Montclair, N. J., and Heights- 
Rebecca (Warren) Bailey; ed. common and town (N. J.) Acad.; m. Chicago, Oct. 30, 1895, 
grammar schools, Montpelier, Vt.; m. Mont- Cora Lee Cox; children: Coreta Cox, Edward 
pelier, Vt., May 26, 1870, Jennie Carter; chil- Payson, Jr. Entered employ of William A. 
dren: George C. and Mrs. Mary Blanchard Torrey & Co., New York, 18 75; Seth Thomas 
(Bailey) Meyer. Worked on farm until 1869; Clock Co., New York, 1879; Electro-Mechanical 
then successively in groceries and grain busi- Clock Co., Montreal, Can., 1887; established 
ness until 1877, and later exclusively in grain. Baird Clock Co., of Montreal and Plattsburg, 
Came to Chicago, 1875, and established the N. Y., 1888; moved to Chicago, 1893; estab- 
commlssion, grain and provisions business of lished, 1900, Baird Manufacturing Co., manu- 
E. W. Bailey & Co., of which he is sole prin- facturers of telephone pay station machines, 
clpal; also, under same firm name, at Mont- telephone measured service equipment, time 
pelier, Vt.. with special co-partners at that stamps, employee's time recorders and adver- 
branch of the business, doing a wholesale and tising clocks. Also mem. Finance Committee 
retail trade in flour and grain and conducting of Acorn Brass Works. Republican. Presbyte- 
a mill. Mem. Chicago Board of Trade. Repub- rian. Director Olivet House Assn., treas. Oli- 
llcan. Liberal in relii?ious belief. Clubs: Union vet House Guild, mem. advisory board Assn. 
League, Colonial. Office: 72 Board of Trade. House. Clubs: Union League, Evanston Coun- 
Residence: 23 Oakwood Boul. try, Skokie Country. Office: 24 Michisran St. 

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



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yaii, Avery, I^oomls it Conistock and In Union 
College of Law, pradiiatinp, LL.B.. 1874; m. 
Nov. y, 1876, Hattle E. Rogers, of Warren, 111. 
Admitted to Illinois bar Sept. 9, 1874; mem. 
Balrd & Lan.sing for .«;everal years, hut now In 
practice alone. Republican. Mem. 34tb General 
Assembly of Illinois, and was one of the "102" 
who elected Gen. Jolin A. JjOgan to tlie U. S. 
Senate in 1885; district delegate to Republi- 
can National Convention, Minneapolis, 1892; 
appointed Republican Election Commissioner 
in Apr., 1895; nominee for Superior Court 
judge in 1898. Mem. and trustee Central Park 
Presbyterian Church. Clubs: Menoken, Gar- 
field, Gun. Office: 172 Washington St. Resi- 
dence: 758 Walnut St. 

BAIRD, Oeorgfe Ambrose, vice-pres. and 
general sales agent Republic Iron and Steel 
Co.; b. Rochester, Beaver Co., Pa., May 10, 
1865; s. Charles A. and Mary B. (Ambrose) 
Balrd; ed. public schools Sharon, Mercer Co., 
Pa.; m. Sharon, Pa., Mar. 24, 1897, Ella R. 
Stewart; one son: George Stewart. Engaged in 
iron and steel manufacturing business witli 
P. L. Klmberly & Co., Sharon, Pa., 1881-94; 
asst. sec. and treas. of the Atlantic Iron and 
Steel Co., New Castle, Pa., 1894-8; mgr. Sharon 
(Pa.) Iron Co., Limited, and the Buhl Steel 
Co., Sharon, Pa., 1898-9; came to Chicago, May 
1, 1899, and has since been connected as gen- 
eral sales agent, vice-pres. and director with 
the Republic Iron and Steel Co. Republican. 
Mason, Shriner. Clubs: Calumet, Homewood, 
Mid-day. Office: First Nat. Bank Bldg. Resi- 
dence: 5210 Hibbard Av. 

BAISD, Lyman, real estate; b. Cheshire Co., 
N. H., Dec. 20, 1829; s. Stephen Balrd; ed. pub- 
lic and private schools New Haven, Conn.; m. 
New Haven, Conn., Nov. 8, 1858, Elizabeth M. 
Warner; children: Wyllys Warner, J^ucius 
Olmsted, Maximilian, Mrs. Elizabeth (Balrd) 
Rogers. Removed from New Haven, Conn., to 
Chicago, 1857, and entered the real estate, 
loan and brokerage business, in wliicli he has 
ever since continued; in 1883 IMessrs. G. L. 
Warner and Wyllys W. Balrd became associ- 
ated as partners in the business now under 
the firm name of Balrd & Warner, in which is 
senior mem. and consulting partner. Mem. 
Chicago Real Estate Board, and was its pres. 
In 1885. Republican. Congregationallst. Office: 
90 LaSalle St. Residence: 307 N. Clark St. 

BAISD, Maz, lawyer; b. Chicago, Jan. 4, 
1869; s. Lyman and Elizabeth Mather (War- 
ner) Balrd; ed. public and private schools and 
Yale Univ., graduating, A.B., 1890. Was asso- 
ciated in practice with the office of John P. 
Wilson from 1891-9, having been admitted to 
bar of Illinois in 1892; since 1899 has been 
engaged as counsel for the Illinois Trust and 
Savings Bank. Mem. The Law Club of Chi- 
cago and of the (Chicago Bar Assn. Was sec. 
of the Chicago Orchestra Auxiliary Commit- 
tee. Congregationallst. Clubs: LTniversltv, Yale 
Club of Chicago, Psl Upsilon college frater- 
nity. Office: Illinois Trust and Savings Bank. 
Residence: 305 N. Clark St. 

BAIBD, Wyllys Warner, real estate; b. New 
Haven, Conn.; s. Lyman and Elizabeth M. 
(Warner) Balrd; ed. Univ. School, Chicago; m. 
Chicago, 1883, Olivia, daughter of Oliver B. 
Green; children: Warner Green, Katharine 
Louisa. Entered employ of Balrd & Bradley, 
1878; later became mem. of that firm (estab- 
lished 1857) until 1893; since then of its suc- 
cessor, the firm of Balrd & "Warner. Mem. 
Chicago Real Estate Board (pres.. 1903). Re- 
publican. Club: I'nion League. Office: 90 La- 
Salle St. ResidcMicp: 1 !n .-. Wellington Av. 

BAKBB, Alfred Ijandon, stock and bond 
broker; b. Lvnn. Mass., Apr. 30, 1859; s. Addi- 
son and Maria (Mudge) Baker; grad. Lynn 
(Mass.) High School, 1S7G: studied latv- in of- 
fice of George W. Smitli, Boston; m. Chicago, 
1894, to Miss Mary Cernith; children: Isa- 



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

BAKBB, Charles Whalen, sec. The Chicago 
Live Stock Exchange; b. Lockport, N. Y., Apr. 
5, 1856; s. Timotliy, Jr., and Elizabeth (Ray- 
mond) Baker; ed. 13tli street public school. 
New York, until 1871; then took 3-year eclec- 
tic course in Chicago Univ.; m. Clilcago, Sept. 
15, 1878, Ada, daughter of George W. Mathews; 
children: Raymond Macy, Grace Elizabeth, 
Harold Holman, Martha Burns. After leaving 
college, 1875, engaged in business on the Chi- 
cago Board of Trade, leaving It in 1877 to 
assume charge, as general mgr., of traffic dept. 
of the Lnion Stock Yard and Transit Co.; since 
March 13, 1884, sec. of The Chicago Live Stock 
Exchange, and in 1889 organized also The 
National Live Stock Exchange, of which has 
also been sec. from its organization. Republi- 
can. Episcopalian. Club: Saddle and Sirloin. 
Mem. of various Masonic bodies. Office: Ex- 
change Bldg., Union Stock Yards. Residence: 
7157 Princeton Av. 

BAKBB, Danford Morse, general agent for 
Illinois of Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Co. 
of California; b. Stafford, Conn., Aug. 20, 1862; 
s. George and FJmeline (Morse) Baker; ed. 
public schools of Stafford, Conn.; m. Kansas 
City, Mo., Jan. 8, 1890, Clara Louise Gabel; 
children: Bessie E., Danford M., Jr. Has been 
in the insurance business since 1880, begin- 
ning as a clerk in the home office of the Trav- 
elers' Insurance Co., Hartford, Conn.; re- 
mained with that company until 1890; since 
then with the Pacific Mutual Life Insurance 
Co.; was with that company at its Kansas 
City, Mo., office until 1893, when came to Chi- 
cago in his present capacity as general agent 
for Illinois. Pres. Life Underwriters* Assn. of 
cnicago. Republican. Mem. Garden City Lodge 
No. 141, A. F. and A. M. Office: 608 Marquette 
Bldg. Residence: 20 Chalmers PI. 

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

BAKBB, Francis E., jurist; b. Goshen, Ind., 
Oct. 20, 1860; s. Judge John H. and Harriet 
(DeFrees) Baker; ed. Goshen until 1875; In- 
diana State Univ., 1876-8; grad. Univ. of Mich- 
igan, 1882 (class poet); literary editor Unl- 
versit-v Chronicle, 1879-82; m. Goshen, Ind., 
Feb. 4, 1888, May Irwin. Entered, 1882. law 
office of his father and his uncle, Joseph A. 
S. Mitchell; latter became supreme Judge 
(Indiana), 1885; firm Baker <Sr Baker, until 
senior became T'. S. judge, 1892; then was 
Baker & Miller until 1899; firm were attys. 
for L. S. & M. S. R.V., and other prominent 
corporations; judge Supreme Court, Indiana, 



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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

BAKEB, Samuel, tobacco manufacturer; b. 
Wheeling W. Va., Sept. 3, 1844; s. James R. 
and Elizabeth (Forsyth) Baker; ed. In private 



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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

BAIiDWIN, Henry B,, lawyer; b. on farm 
near Greenwood, McHenry Co., 111.. May 24. 
1858; s. Sebrean C. T. and Lavina (Stevens) 
Baldwin: ed. public school at Greenwood, HI., 
and at Northern Indiana Normal School. Val- 
paraiso, Ind.; m. Mar. 6, 1883, Nettie C. Bor- 
den, of Crystal Lake, III.; 1 son: Ralph W. 
Was for several years a teacher in countrv 
schools, and later in Crystal Lake and He- 
bron, McHenry Co., and served a term as co. 
supt. of public schools of McHenry Co. 
While engaged as teacher, studied law; was 
admitted to bar of Illinois; came to Chicago, 
joined Jesse A. Baldwin, his elder brother, in 
law firm of Jesse A. and Henry R. Baldwin. 



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Mem. Law Institute of Chicago, Chicago Bar BAIiIi, David Morris, lawyer; b. Norwood 

Assn. Mem. Royal League and Order of Co- Park, 111., June 17, 1855; s." Charles R. and 

lumbian Knights. Republican. Baptist. Club: Louise M. (Dunham) Ball; ed. Jefferson High 

Hamilton. Oflice: 97 Clark St. Residence: 1124 School, Cook Co.; studied law in Chicago; m. 

Washington Boul. 1880, Laura E. Charbonneau, Chicago, 111.; 1 

BAIiD'WIIT, Jesse A., lawyer; b. Greenwood, son: Arthur L. Admitted to bar, 1880; engaged 

111., Aug. 9, 1854; s. Sebrean C. T. and Lavlna in general practice since 1887. Mem. Sons of 

(Stevens) Baldwin; ed. public schools of the Revolution, Independent Order of Mutual 

Greenwood, 111., and Genoa Junction, Wis., un- Aid of Illinois. Mason; K. P. Mem. Chicago 

til 1870; attended Univ. of Illinois, 1872; Bar Assn. Republican. Oflice: 160 Washington 

taught school 5 years; studied law under di- St. Residence: 220 Lincoln PL, Norwood Park, 

rection of Hon. T. D. Murphy, Woodstock, 111.; 111. 

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

BAIOlWIXr, Lauris Blake, physician; b BALL, Parlin Q., .iudge; b. Ohio, Mar. 28, 
Orange, N. J.. June 1, 18(0; s. Abraham and igss; s. James M. Ball and Keturah (Ford) 
Annie S. (Wlnterbotham) Baldwin; grad. Chi- Ball; grad. Univ. of Wisconsin, 1861; studied 
cago Med. College, M.D., 1894; m. Chicago, law; served in Civil War, enlisting as private 
Oct., 1896, Katherine Walsh; children: John in 31st Wis. Vol. Infy., Sept., 1862, and serv- 
R. Walsh Baldwin and Lauris Baldwin. En- ing to the end of the war, attaining the rank 
gaged in practice of medicine in Chicago since of maj.; m. June 23, 1868, Elizabeth Hall; 
1894; was surgeon in U. S. N. in Spanish-Am. children: Farlin H., Sidney H. Admitted to 
War, serving on U. S. S. Alexander; and re- Wisconsin bar, 1865; served 2 terms as State's 
ceived thanks of Conerress. Is physician-in- atty. of Dane Co., Wisconsin, at Madison; re- 
charge and pres. of Samaritan Hosp.; pres. moved to Chicago, 1869. Was especially promi- 
Dearborn Med. College; sec. Cook County nent in the suits arising out of the Lake 
Hosp.; professor of skin and venereal diseases Front controversy as attv. for several owners 
in Post-Graduate Med. School; professor of of riparian rights. Defeated in 1890, when he 
clinical dermatology in College of Physicians was Republican candidate for judge of the 
and Surgeons; attending dermatologist Cook Superior Court of Cook Co., but in 1895 was 
County Hosp. Fellow American Acad. Medi- again the Republican nominee, and elected to 
cine, Chicago Dermatological Soc, Chicago that office for the term which expires in 1905, 
Med. Soc. Clubs: Physicians,' Calumet, Wash- and was assigned to the Appellate Court, 1st 
Ington Park, University. Office: 103 State St. district. Republican. Was for years judge ad- 
Residence: 4822 Lake Av. vocate of the 1st brigade, I. N. G. Author of 

BALBWIZT, Lutlier Hubbell, pres. Baldwin The Law of Nat. Banks, 1881. Clubs: Hamil- 

Equipment and Supply Co.; b. Charlotte, Vt., ton. Oak Park. Office: 59 Clark St. Residence: 

July 27, 1869; s. Alonzo M. and Louise C. 207 Clinton Av., Oak Park, 111. 

(Hubbell) Baldwin; grad. from Burlington BALL, Godfrey Eowitt, fancy groceries; b. 

(Vt.) High School in class of 1888, followed Melbourne, Australia, Feb. 15, 1853; s. George 

by 2 years in Univ. of Vermont, at Burling- Palmer and Isabella Ball; ed. public schools 

ton; m. Chicago, June 16, 1896, Lillian M. Brooklyn, N. Y.; m. Chicago, June 24, 1885, 

Saunders. Came to Chicago in 1891; accepted Mary Clement Herriott; children: James Per- 

position with Pullman Palace Car Co., till clval, Louise Herriott. Has been actively Iden- 

1893; with Continental Bank, 1893-1901 (re- tifled with the fancy grocery importing bus- 

ceiving teller 2 years). Became interested in iness since 1870; mgr. Chicago house of James 

Industrial Co. and the Price Machinery Co., P. Smith & Co., importers, of New York and 

until June, 1903; then pres. and treas. of the Chicago. Independent in politics. Episcopalian. 

Chicago Car and Locomotive Works until Aug., Mem. Calumet Golf. Office: 57-9 S. Water St. 

1904, when organized the Baldwin Equipment Residence: 4028 Lake Av. 

and Supply Co., dealers in railway equipment, BALL, William A., lawyer; b. Syracuse, N. 

of which he is pres. and general mgr. Inde- Y., Sept. 26, 1863; s. Silas and Elizabeth I. 

pendent in politics. Congregationalist. Mason. Ball; ed. schools of Syracuse, N. Y. ; m. Chi- 

Offlce: 279 Dearborn St. Residence: 2141 W. cago, Aug. 3, 1886, Sara V. Leggett. Came to 

Van Buren St. Chicago from Syracuse In 1884; studied law 

BALDWIN, Bobert Bogrers, lawyer; b. Clin- and was admitted to bar and afterward (July, 

ton. la.. Jan. 14, 1860; s. Isaac and Elizabeth 1889) was grad. Chicago College of Law. Was 

(Means) Baldwin; ed. Clinton public schools; asst. atty. in the law dept. of the Louisville, 

law course in State Univ. of Iowa, graduating. New Albany & Chicago Ry. for 3 years; atty. 

LL.B.. 1884; widower. Established practice, in the law dept. of the C. & E. I. R. R. Was 

1884; in Chicago since 1892, in general civil one of incorporators and a trustee Chicago 

practice. Mem. American, Illinois and Chi- College of Law. Mason. Office: 171 LaSalle St. 

cago Bar Assns., and of Chicago Law Insti- BALL, William Dearborn, consulting engl- 

tute. Mason, K. T. Mem. Soc. of the Cincin- neer; b. Adrianople, Turkey, Feb. 6, 1868; s. 

natl, S. A. R., vice-commander of Military Or- Jasper Newton and Martha A. (Haines) Ball; 

der of Foreign Wars. Renublican. Clubs: City, ed. public schools of Grand Rapids and Ann 

Congregational, Westward Ho. Office: 107 Arbor, Mich., and In Univ. of Michigan, grad- 

Dearborn St. Residence: 225 Dearborn Av. uating, 1890, as electrical engineer; m. Nlles, 



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Mich., 1896, Alice May Edwards (died 1902); Ada Porch. Teacher in public schools. Indl- 

children: Josephine, Dorothy, Donald, Doug- ana, 1881-3; in general practice of medicine, 

lass. Came to Chicago from Ann Arbor, Mich., Richmond, Ind., 1886-93; at Evanston, 111., 

in 1890, and established in practice as con- 1893-5; since 1895 practice limited to otology 

suiting engineer, in which he has continued and laryngology; instructor, 1895; lecturer, 

except for one year spent as a graduate stu- 1898; asst. prof., 1901; associate prof., 1902; 

dent at Johns Hopkins Univ. Consulting engl- since 1903 prof, otology and laryngology, Col- 

neer South Side Suburban Ry. Co., Northern lege Physicians and Surgeons. Instructor Chi- 

Illinois Traction Co., Aurora, DeKalb & Rock-, cago Polyclinic, 1897; prof, otology, Chicago 

ford Traction Co., A. B. Spinks Shoe Manu- Eye and Ear College, 1898-1902. Sec. 1899-1902, 

facturing Co., Chicago, etc. Was engineer of pres. 1902-4, and since then councilor, Ameri- 

construction for U. S. Commissioners at Paris can Acad, of Ophthalmology and Oto-Laryn- 

Exposition, 1900. Mem. American Institute of gology; councilor since 1903 Chicago Med. Soc. 

Electrical Engineers, Western Soc. of Engi- Mem. International Otological Congress and 

neers. Republican. Office: First National Bank many American socs. Congregationalist. Re- 

Bldg. Residence: 823 Reba PI., Evanston, 111. publican. Clubs: Evanston, Chicago Athletic, 

BAI^IiARB, Addison, retired lumber mer- Winnetka. Author: Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat 
chant; b. Warren Co., O., Nov. 30, 1823; s. (textbook), 1900. Pres. Chicago Otological and 
Thomas and Sarah (Lewis) Ballard; brought Laryngological Soc, 1905. Contributor scien- 
up on farm with few chances for education, tific and clinical articles to med. journals, 
and only attended school a few months; m. Residence: Lakeside, 111. Office: 103 State St. 
Chicago, Mar. 7, 1861, Catherine Miller; chil- BAIiIiOIT, Amos Percy, mining operator; b. 
dren: Mary (Mrs. Wm. Darby, Jr.). Worked at Bradford, O., Oct. 26, 1874; s. H. M. and Anna 
farm work until 1841, when came West, work- (Sowers) Ballou; ed. hi^h school Covington, 
ing wav as driver of a covered wagon, arriv- O. ; West Side Commercial College, Chicago; 
iner at La Porte, Ind., Aug. 21, 1841; then be- Soper School of Oratory; Soper School of Par- 
gan to learn carpenter's trade and started liamentary Law; m. Covington, O., June 10, 
business as a contractor while yet in 'teens; 1896, Clara May Ruhl; 1 daughter, Thelma 
returned to Ohio for sliort stay in fall of May. Engaged in real estate, building and 
1842; started back for Chicago in spring of loan business in Chicago, 1894; treas. village 
1843 just after a winter still famous in the of Evergreen Park; agent for the subdivision 
annals of old settlers as "the winter of the of Evergreen Park and editor Evergreen Park 
deep snow"; reached Peru, 111., by way of the Review, 1896; general agent Royal Union Mu- 
Ohio, Mississippi and Illinois rivers by steam- tual Life Insurance Co., 1899-1902; since 1902 
boat after warm April thaw; walked and wad- exclusively engaged in mining operations In 
ed to Chicago, which was all under water; no Montana, Colorado and Mexico, and in financ- 
work to be had; walked along edge of Lake ing railway in Southern Sonora, Mexico. Now 
Michigan to Michigan City, the only white director, sec. and treas. of the Montana Cop- 
man's house on the route being the light-house per and Gold Mining Co., International Copper 
at Calumet River; stayed at La Porte, Ind., and Gold Co., Santa Fe Copper and Gold Min- 
until fall of 1849, when went from New Buf- Ing Co.; director and pres. San Bernardo Min- 
falo, the then terminus of the Michigan Cen- Ing Co.; director Southern Sonora Development 
tral R. R., to California: left situation at $16 Co., Southern Sonora Ry. Co., Illinois Peat 
per day in California. 1853, to come back to Fuel Go. Republican; took active part as 
Chicago; went to work in lumber yard for $1 speaker In McKinley campaign of 1896. Mem. 
per day to learn the lumber business, in which 41st Street Presbyterian Church. Mason and 
continued until retirement in 1888; built first mem. Medinah Temple, Shrine. Club: Colonial, 
flat Chicago ever had. at 85 Clark street, and Office: 135 Adams St. Residence: 4642 Indiana 
lived in its fourth story; next home was at Av. 

corner of Monroe street and W^abash avenue; BAIiM, Edmnnd Alexander, pres. Illinois 

has lived through 3 fires and weathered 3 Roofing and Supply Co.; b. Toledo, O., Apr. 24, 

panics and still has faith in Chicago. Mem. 1867; s. Alexander and Mary (Dupont) Balm; 

Soc. of Friends. Elder First Presbyterian ed. public schools; m. Canton, O., Sept. 28, 

Church. Address: 241 E. Fifty-third St. 1898, Ida Biechele. Began business life as a 

BAIiIiABD, Charles Nelson, physician; b. traveling salesman for the Diebold Safe and 
Carroll Co., Ind., Mar. 21, 1859; s. Anson and Lock Co., of Canton, O., for nearly 5 years, 
Mary Jane (Hornbeck) Ballard; reared on then was bookkeeper for the Berger Manufac- 
farm and attended common schools until 14 turing Co., 1893-4; then came to Chicago and 
years old, then 3 years at college at Battle became mgr. of the Illinois Roofing and Sup- 
Ground, Ind.; taught school and attended col- ply Co.: later was taken into the company, 
lege at Valparaiso, Ind., until graduating. B.S., and in 1902 became its pres. and treas. Inde- 
1879; studied pharmacy; studied medicine 1 pendent in politics. R. C. Office: 23 Lake St. 
year with a preceptor and afterward at Rush Residence: 998 Douglas Boul. 
Med. College, graduating. M.D., 1890; m. Lo- BAI^MBB, Thomas, advertising mgr. for The 
gansport, Ind., 1885, Nellie Grable; children: Butterick Publishin<r Co.; b. Belfast, Ireland. 
Leon J., Marie (died when 2 years old), Esther. Mar. 29, 1848; s. Thomas and Mary (Hull) 
Engaged in practice of medicine in Chicago Balmer; ed. Kings College School. London, 
from 1890; became connected with College of Eng. ; m. Cincinnati, O., Sept. 23, 1880. Helen 
Physicians and Surgeons in 1894 as attendant Clark Pratt; children: Helen Ruth, Edwin, 
in Dispensary Dept. of Gynecology; asst. sur- Julius Pratt, Catherine Gordon. Began busl- 
geon to Marion Sims Sanitarium, 1898-1903; ness life as mgr. of Hull & Co., linen factory, 
appointed. 1901, asst. to the chair of gynecol- Drogheda, Ireland: landed in this country Aug. 
ogy at College of Physicians and Surgeons, 16, 1869, and entered employment in linen 
and in 1903 advanced to adjunct prof, of gyne- dept. of Cochran. McT^ean & Co., New York, 
cology and clinical gynecology in Med. Dept. Since Sept. 15, 1900. in present position as 
of the TTniv. of Illinois. Mem. American Med. advertising mgr. for Tlie Butterick Publishing 
Assn., Chicaro Med. Soc, Illinois State Med. Co.,' of New York. Independent Republican. 
Soc, Phvsicians' Club of Chicago. Office: 100 Clubs: Noonday, Agate; also New York clubs: 
State St. Residence: 243 S. Leavitt St. Lotos, Athletic, Aldlne Assn., Quoin. Sphinx. 

BAIiI^BNGBB, William Lincoln, physician; Office: 200 Monroe St. Residence: 1327 Holly- 
fa. Economy, Ind., Apr. 26. 1861; s. William and wood Av. 

Lydia Ann (.Starbuck) Balleneer: ed. public BANCROFT, Edgfar Addison, lawyer; gen- 
schools and 2 years high scliool. Economy, eral counsel Chicago & Western Indiana R. R. 
Ind.; attended Earlham College. Richmond, Co, and the Belt Ry. Co. of Chicago: b. Gales- 
Ind., 1881; grad. Bellevue Ho.sp. Med. College, burg. 111.. Nov. 20. 1857; s. Addison and Cath- 
M.D., 1886; m. Richmond, Ind., July 15, 1886, erlne (Blair) Bancroft; grad. Knox College, 



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

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

BAITOS, Prederlclc Augrnstus, lawyer; b. La- 
con, Marshall Co., 111., Apr. 3, 1865; s. Hon. 
Mark and Harriet Cornelia (Pomeroy) Bangs; 
ed. common schools of Lacon until 1875, when 
removed to Chicago, and subsequent education 
was in public schools of this city; grad. from 
Union College of Law, LL.D., 1886; m. Oct. 5, 
1893, Ruth Tileston of Evansville, Ind.: 1 
daughter: Ruth. Admitted to the bar in 1886; 
.ioined father in firm of Bangs & Bangs; firm 
later changed to Bangs. Wood & Bangs. Pres. 
West Chicago Park Commissioners by ap- 
pointment of Gov. Richard Tates from 1901; 
also col. on staff of Gov. Tates. Republican. 
Mem. Masonic order, Royal League, Royal Ar- 
canum. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Hamilton (ex- 
pres.). Office: 159 LaSalle St. Residence: 800 
W. Monroe St. 

BANKER, Edward Hamilton, first vice-pres. 
and western mgr. M. S. Benedict Manufactur- 
ing Co.; b. Chicago, Nov. 23, 1868; s. George 
Leslie and Adele (Hamilton) Banker; lived 
at Coxsackle-on-Hudson, N. Y., from age of 8 
to 20; ed. private and public schools at Cox- 
sackie. graduating from Coxsackie Acad, and 
receiving Regent's certificate from Board of 
Regents of N. T. state in 1884; grad. from 
Eastman's College, Poughkeepsie, N. T., with 
degree of M.A.. 1886; m. Chicago. June 14, 
1893, Dorothy Turner; children: Dorothy Ma- 
rie, Marian Adele, Edward Hamilton, Jr., Carl- 
ton Lloyd. Clerk in office of T. E. F. Randolph 
& Co., wholesale flour and feed. New York 
city. 1886-8; resigned and traveled 6 months 
in California; then In steamboat and trans- 
portation business for two year with grand- 
father, David Miller Hamilton, at Coxsackie, 
N. Y., until Feb. 13, 1890; then traveling sales- 
man for Howard Cutlery Co., New York City, 
until April 13, 1893, when came to Chicago as 
representative of the Union Metal Works of 
Syracuse, N. Y. ; on May 4. 1895, incorporated 
the Hamilton Manufacturing Co., Chicago, in 
silverware business, and was Its pres.; con- 
solidated that compan-i'. Jan. 1, 1902, with M. 
S. Benedict Manufacturing Co., of East Syra- 
cuse, N. Y., of which is now first vice-pres., 
director and western mgr., the company being 
manufacturers of silverware, gold clocks, art 
goods, etc. Also member of E. H. Banker Man- 
ufacturing Co., 161 S. Canal St. Republican. 
Mem. Dutch Reformed Church. Club: Hamil- 
ton. Office: 185-187 5th Av. Residence: 810 
Forest Ave.. Evanston, 111. 

BAITKS, Alexander Prench, railway official; 
b. Crawford Co., Tnd.. Jan 31, 1861; s. Henrv 
Bartlett and Julia C. (Prench) Banks; ed. 
public schools; m. Evansville. Tnd., Nov. 13, 
1883, Blanche Nichelson; children: Duke N.. 
Blanche, Charles Ackert. Entered railway ser- 



vice as office boy for the St. Louis & South- 
eastern Ry. Co., 1877, since which he was 
consecutively contracting agent for same, 
1878-80, at Evansville, Ind.; traveling agent 
and general agent Continental Fast Freight 
Line, 1880-8; general agent Iowa Central Ry., 
Peoria, 111., Jan. 1 to Sept. 1, 1888; general 
freight agent, Sept., 1888, to May, 1889; gen- 
eral freight and passenger agent. May, 1889, 
to 1890; traffic mgr. 1890-3, Iowa Central Ry.; 
traffic mgr. Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Ry., 1893- 
1900; since 1900 pres. Elgin, Joliet & Eastern 
Ry. and Chicago, Lake Shore & Eastern Ry. 
Director South Chicago Savings Bank. Clubs: 
Union League, Chicago Athletic, Glen View. 
Office: Rookery Bldg. Residence: Evanston, 111. 

BANES, Charles Eug-ene, author; b. Clinton 
Co., la., Apr. 3, 1852; s. Seth Lee and Sarah 
M. (Hubbell) Banks; ed. public schools Clin- 
ton Co. and afterward Lyons, la., and pri- 
vate instruction; consecutively farmer's boy, 
merchant's clerk, newspaper reporter; editor 
and proprietor The American Commercial 
Traveler, Chicago, 1885-7, later The Weekly 
Outlook, literary paper, Davenport, la.; m. 
Chicago, Apr. 3, 1892, Mrs. Carrie Wyatt 
Lounsberry. Republican. Author of several 
books, poems, etc. (see Who's Who In Amer- 
ica). Address: Press Club. 

BANKS, William Henry, district mgr. for 
the Security Warehousing (Jo. of New York; b. 
near Quincy, Adams Co., 111., June 3, 1842; 
s. Eli and Harriett (Betts) Banks; ed. public 
schools and in Bryant & Stratton Business 
College; Chicago; widower; one child: Harry 
Pickands. Began business career as clerk for 
Larrabee & North, hardware, Chicago. In 1868 
became partner with J. Harley Bradley as 
Bradley & Banks; about 1871 Bradley & Banks 
made the first shipment of modern agricul- 
tural implements sent to Japan under orders 
from the Japanese government, and in 1872 
bought interest of partner, continuing business 
as W. H. Banks & Co. In 1889 became mgr. of 
a warehousing company, and continued in the 
business until that and other similar interests 
here were merged in the Security Warehousing 
Co., of New York, for which he has since been 
district mgr. This company issues storage war- 
rants guaranteed by the National Surety Co. 
of New York, and operates a warrant system 
of storage applied to manufactured stocks 
and raw materials for purposes of collateral 
security or transfer of ownership, without re- 
moval from premises of original owner. Re- 
publican. Episcopalian. Office: The Rookery. 

BANNABB, Henry Clay, brewer; b. New 
York City, Dec. 21, 1844; s. John W. and Eliza 
Landon (Stone) Bannard; grad. Yale College, 
1869; m. first, Lafayette, Ind., 1879, Florence 
Spears (died 1883); 1 daughter: Florence 
Spears; m., second, 1894, Alice Yeakel of La- 
fayette, Ind. Admitted to Illinois bar at 
Springfield, 1869; in law office of Norman C. 
Perkins, Chicago, 1869-70; associated with 
Franklin MacVeagh in wholesale grocery busi- 
ness, Chicago, 1870-81; of Bannard, Lyman & 
Co., wholesale grocers, 1882-4; vice-pres, and 
general mgr. The N. K. Fairbank Co., 1885-96; 
out of business, 1897-8; since 1899 pres., treas. 
and director United Breweries Co. Independent 
in politics. Episcopalian; parishioner St. Chrys- 
ostom's Chiirch. Mem. Chicago Yale Assn., 
Chicago Art Institute, Chicago Historical Soc. 
Clubs: Chicago (pres., 1896-7). English Lake 
(Ind.) Shooting and Fishing, University (New 
York). Office: 1st Nat. Bank Bldg. Residence: 
410 N. State St. 

BANNING, Epliraim, lawver; b. McDonough 
Co.. 111., July 21, 1849: s. Ephralm and T^nnisa 
Caroline (Walker) Banning; family moved to 
Kansas in 1855 and later to Missouri; worked 
on farm and attended country schools: later 
attended Brookfield. Mo., Acad.; began study 
of law in office of Hon. Samuel P. Huston, of 
Brookfield; m., first, Oct. 22, 1878, Lucretla 



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T. Llndsley (died Feb. 5, 1887), of whom were 
born 3 sons: Pierson W., Walker, Ephralm; 
m., second, Sept. 5, 1889, Emilie B. Jenne. 
Came to Chicago, 1871, becoming student and 
clerk in office of Rosenthal & Pence; admitted 
to Illinois bar, June. 1872; in general practice 
about 10 years, since then specialist in patent 
law. Republican. Presidential elector, 1896; del- 
egate to Republican National Convention, 1900; 
was mem. State Board of Charities, 1897-1901; 
was chairman committee on organization of 
Congress on Patents and Trademarks, Chi- 
cago, 1893; was also chairman of the commit- 
tee of the Bar Assn., Chicago, which secured 
the passage of the Illinois Juvenile Court Law 
in 1899; mem. American, State and Chicago 
Bar Assns. Presbyterian elder. Club: Union 
League. Office: Marquette Bldg. Residence: 685 
Washington Boul. 

BAiriTZNG, Samuel "Walker, lawyer; b. Chi- 
cago, Nov. 16, 1878; s. Thomas A. and Sarah 
J. (Hubbard) Banning; ed. Hyde Park High 
School, South Side Acad, and Dartmouth Col- 
lege, graduating in class of 1900, A.B. ; grad. 
Chicago Kent College of Law, 1903; m. 
Wheaton, 111., Aug. 12, 1903, Grace M. Edson. 
Entered law office of Banning & Banning 
(Ephraim and Thomas A. Banning) in 1900 as 
clerk and student and was admitted to part- 
nership In the firm July 1, 1903, after admis- 
sion to the bar In 1903. Specialties of firm are 
patent, trade mark, copyright and corporation 
law. Republican. Congregationalist. Mem. Delta 
Kappa Epsilon, Phi Delta Phi, Dartmouth 
Alumni Assn. Office: Marquette Bldg. Resi- 
dence: 1809 Melrose St. 

BANITIN'O, Thomas A., lawyer; b. on farm 
In McDonough Co., 111., Jan. 16, 1851; s. 
Enhraim and Louisa Caroline (Walker) Ban- 
ning; ed. public schools; studied law; m. Dec. 
21, 1875, Sarah J. Hubbard; children: Samuel 
Walker, Edith, Thomas A., Sarah Louise, Dor- 
othea Esther. Admitted to Illinois bar Sept. 15, 
1875; to bar of Supreme Court of U. S., Jan. 8, 
1880; general practice, but principally in Fed- 
eral, Circuit and Supreme courts; since 1877 
associated with his brother, Ephralm Ban- 
ning, in firm of Banning & Banning. Repub- 
lican. Office: Marquette Bldg. Residence: 
Wheaton, 111. 

BANNXSTZSS, Henry Martyn, physician; b. 
Cazenovla, N. Y., July 25, 1844; s. Rev. Henry 
(D.D.) and Lucy (Kimball) Bannister; grad. 
Northwestern Univ., 1863, A.M., 1869; National 
Med. College (med. dept. Columbia Univ.), 
1871; m. June 14, 1887, Delia C. Ladd, Chi- 
cago. On geological survey of Illinois, 1867-8; 
U. S. geological survey of territories, 1872; 
practiced medicine since 1S74. Founded with 
Dr. J. S. Jewel and jointly edited for 7 years 
Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases; has 
been connected with other med. journals, now 
with Journal American Med. Assn. Specialist 
in nervous diseases. Mem. American Med. 
Assn., American Medical Psychological Assn.; 
associate mem. American Neurological Assn. 
Author: fwlth Dr. D. R. Brower) A Practical 
Manual of Insanity, 1902. Contributed chap- 
ters to Hare's System of Therapeutics, 1901, 
and Reference Handbook of Med. Sciences, 
1902; also to geological reports. Articles In 
med. journals chiefly neurological and psychi- 
atrical. Office: 103 Denrborn Av. Residence: 828 
Judson Av.. Evanston. 111. 

BARAQ'WAM'ATH, Henry Dnnstan, manu- 
facturer; b. Chicago. Feb. 8, 1860; s. William 
and Maria CLoveland) Baragwanath; ed. pub- 
lic and high schools of Chicago to 1875; m. 
St. Louis. Mo., AuE-.. 18SS, Fmily T. Williams; 
children: Elsie, Gpn^vieve, Ruth, Cecil, Mabel. 
After leavlnsr school in 1875 entered the Pa- 
cific Boiler Works, established by his father 
in 1850, and later was admitted as a partner 
under the style of William Baragwanath (^ 
Son. continuing the business after the death 
of his father In 1888, and on Jan. 1, 1904, In- 



corporating it under the same style, and now 
being pres. of the company, sole manufactur- 
ers of the Steam Jacket Feed-Water Boiler 
and Purifier. Democrat. Mason. Mem. Royal 
League. Office: 50 W. Division St. Residence: 
,..^ Humboldt Boul. 

BABBBB, Albert Harry, produce commis- 
sion merchant; b. Chicago Feb. 13, 1882; s. 
Albert H. and Mary (Pennell) Barber; ed. 
public schools and Cornell Univ. in class of 
1905; unmarried. Upon death of father, 1903, 
succeeded him as pres. and director of A. H. 
Barber & Co. Also vice-pres. and mgr. of the 
A. H. Barber Creamery Supply Co. Republican. 
Mem. Chicago Cornell Alumni Assn. Office: 229 
S. Water St. Residence: 22 Bryant Av. 

BABBBB, Hiram, lawyer; b. Queensbury, 
Warren Co., N. Y., Mar. 24, 1835; s. Hiram and 
Salome (Seeley) Barber; moved to Wisconsin, 
1846; ed. district schools and 3 years In Univ. 
of Wisconsin; attended Albany Law School; 
m.. 1857, Louisa, daughter of Gen. James Mc- 
Ewan, of Chester, Wis.; children: Helen (now 
Mrs. H. L. Kadish), Florence (now Mrs. D. C. 
Everitt), Sherman, Cameron. Admitted to bar, 
1856; practiced at Juneau, Wis., as partner of 
Hon. Charles Bllllnghurst; later at Water- 
town, Wis., partner of Col. Charles R. Gill, 
former attorney-general of Wisconsin; re- 
moved to Chicago, 1866; partner with late Ed- 
mund Jussen as Jussen & Barber until 1869; 
then with Francis Lackner as Barber & Lack- 
ner, 1869-78; mem. of Congress, 1879-81; re- 
ceiver of Land Office, Mitchell, Dak., 1881-5; 
returned to Chicago and practiced in partner- 
ship with Theodore Brentano until latter was 
elected to bench of Superior Court; since then 
in practice alone; master in chancery Superior 
Court of Cook County since 1891. Republican. 
Mason, K. T. Office: 112 Clark St. Residence: 
4642 Indiana Av. 

BABBBB, John Child, manufacturer; b. St. 
Lawrence Co., N. Y., Dec. 12, 1844; s. Alonson 
and Emeline (Child) Barber; ed. public schools 
of St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., and Rock Co., Wis., 
1852-60; served as a soldier in a Wisconsin 
regt. in the Civil War, Sept., 1861, to Aug., 
1865; m. Fond du Lac, Wis,, Mar. 3, 1869, 
Fannie M. Craig; children: Annie C, Franklin 
L., Levi W. From Sept., 1865, to Apr., 1871, 
was employed as a car builder bv the Chicago 
& Northwestern Ry. at Fond du Lac, Wis.; 
car foreman Northern Pacific Ry., St. Paul, 
Minn., Apr.. 1871, to 1873; master car builder, 
Missouri, Kansas & Texas Ry., 1873-83, Se- 
dalia. Mo.; superintendent Rio Grande division, 
Texas Pacific Ry., Ft. Worth. Tex., 1883-5; 
master car builder. Northern Pacific Rv., St. 
Paul, Minn., 1885-97. Afterwards prominent as 
an inventor in railroad appliances, and origin- 
ator and patentee of the Barber trucks. Pres. 
Standard Car Truck Co. Republican. Office: Old 
Colony Bldg. Residence: 5628 Washington Av. 

BABBBB, layman "W,, sec. and accountant; 
b. St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., Apr. 12, 1846; s. 
Alonson and Emeline (Child) Barber; ed. pub- 
lic schools of St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., and 
Rock Co., Wis., 1852-60; m. Beaver Dam. Wis., 
Mar. 27, 1871, Elizabeth M. Rowell (now de- 
ceased): children: Bert S., Belle M. Engaged 
In railroading 1862-3; engraver on marble. 
1S64-73; bookkeeper and cashier for J. S. 
Rowell, Sons & Co., Beaver Dam. Wis., 1873- 
1S85; head bookkeeper for David Bradley & 
Co., Minneapolis. Minn., 1885-8; sec. and mgr. 
the J. S. Rowell Manufacturing Co., Beaver 
Dam, Wis., 1888-95: since then director same. 
=i1nce 1896, sec. and director of the Standard 
Par Truck Co., Chicago. Republican. Office: 
Old Colony Bldg. Residence: 4139 Indiana Av. 

BABBOTTB, Frank, fire insurance agent; b. 
Norwalk, Conn., Feb. 18. 1863; ed. public 
schools; unmarried. Entered Insurance busi- 
ness in 1880 and later became a member of the 
firm of Smith, Miller. "Whitney & Barbour, flre 
insurance agents (established 1874), consoll- 



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dated In 1901 with R. S. Critchell & Co. (estab- bar, 1S77; practiced law until 18S2; appointed 

llshed 1863), under firm name of Critchell, receiver for an iron concern and abandoned 

Miller, Whitney & Barbour (composed of R. the law for iron and steel mfg. ; now pres. of 

S. Critchell, B. C. Miller, C. P. Whitney, Prank the Kenwood Bridge Co.; dir. Nat. Storage Co. 

Barbour, Kossuth Marks, L. M. Drake), local Mem. Western Soc. of Engineers. Republican. 

Are Insurance agents, being sole agents for Clubs: Chicago Yacht, Kenwood, Chicago Ath- 

eleven large English and American companies, letic; Dunedin (Fla.) Yacht. Office: 1st Nat. 

Republican. Clubs: Union League, Chicago Bank Bldg. Residence: 4633 Greenwood Av. 

Athletic, Kenwood, Midlothian. Office: LaSalle BABKEB, John Samuel, life underwriter; b. 

St., S. W. corner Madison St. Residence: Chi- Toledo, O., Mar. 15, 1858; s. Calvin and Mary 

cago Beach Hotel. (White) Barker; ed. Racine (Wis.) College; m. 

BABBOUB, James Joseph, lawyer; b. Hart- Cleveland, O., 1886, Helen Sanford; children: 
ford. Conn., Dec. 28, 1869; s. Rev. H. H. and John C, Helen Elise. Entered business life in 
Frances E. Barbour; ed. common and high Toledo, O.; in the grain commission trade 
schools of Newark, N. J., up to 1886, Chicago until 1878; after that coal merchant at the 
College of Law, 1889-92; m. Chicago, Sept. 1, same place until 1891; removed to Wisconsin 
1891, Lillian Clayton; children: Justin F., in 1891 to become state mgr. for the Massa- 
Heman H., Elizabeth. Upon admission to the chusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., of Spring- 
bar at age of 21, in 1891, became attorney for field, Mass., and so continued until 1896, 
the Commercial National Bank of Chicago, and when came to Chicago to accept present posi- 
continued as such until the death of Henry F. tion as manager for the New York Life Insur- 
Eames, its pres., in 1897. In 1894 associated ance Co. Clubs: Evanston, Evanston Golf, Ham- 
in law partnership with Joseph A. Sleeper, and ilton. Office: 279 Dearborn St. Residence: 1423 
so continued until the latter retired from Judson Av., Evanston. 

practice; since then has practiced alone. Asst. BABKEB, Nelson Earle, banker; b. New 

State's Attorney, 1904. Republican. Mem. and Haven, Conn., June 14, 1857; s. Oliver E. and 

sec. Sons of Connecticut. Club: Marquette. Martha J. (Potter) Barker; grad. from Rus- 

Offlce: New York Life Bldg. Residence: 444 sell School (collegiate and commercial Insti- 

Greenleaf Av., Rogers Park. tute at New Haven, Conn.) in class of 1874; 

BABD, Oeorg'e Morris, pres. Norwall Manu- m. Ansonia, Conn., Oct. 14, 1885, Adela Lin- 

facturing Co.; b. Alliance, O., July 22, 1852; coin Terry; children: Terry Earle, Nelson E., 

s. Jesse and Sarah (Ulary) Bard; ed. public Jr., William Cowles. Began business career 

schools of Ohio; m. Beverly, Mass., 1881, Helen with the Security Insurance Co. at its home 

Norwood; children: Norwood, Ralph A., Roy office at New Haven, Conn., and remained there 

Emerson. Was engaged in general hardware several years; pres. Chattanooga Savings 

business at Alliance, O., and at Cleveland, Bank, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1889-93; from 1893 

1869-83; in Iron and steel business at Cleve- to 1902 pres. of the First National Bank of 

land, 1883-91; treas. and mgr. of the Indiana Birmingham, Ala., and in July, 1902, came to 

Iron Co., Muncle, Ind., 1891-99; general super- Chicago and was appointed to his present posi- 

Intendent and director Republic Iron and Steel tlon as vice-pres. of the Continental National 

Co., Chicago, 1899 to Oct. 1, 1901; since 1903 Bank. Clubs: Chicago, Union League, Washing- 

pres. Norwall Manufacturing Co. Republican, ton Park. Office: 218 LaSalle St. Residence: 

Mason, K. T. Club: Homewood. Office: 138 4932 Lake Av. 

Jackson Boul. Residence: 4841 Madison Av. BABI.BB, Augustus Condon, pres. A. C. Bar- 

BABKBB, Clarence Freeman, physician; b. ler Manufacturing Co., manufacturers of oil 
Montville, Waldo Co., Me., Jan. 19, 1852; s. heaters; b. Chester, 111., May 23, 1856; s. Orson 
Isaac Truman and Abbie (Dver) Barker; ed. L. and Emeline A. (Condon) Barler; ed. prl- 
Kent's Hill College and Seminary, Readfleld, vate schools and ShurtlefC College, Upper 
Me., graduating 1876; grad. Hahnemann Med. Alton, 111.; m. Chicago, June, 1878, Cordelia J. 
College and Hosp., Chicago, M.D., 1880; m. Higgins; children: Alice L., Harold A. Came to 
Chicago, Feb. 24, 1881, Arta Louise Culver. Chicago in 1875, entering employ of McClay & 
While obtaining literarv education was a Tucker, produce commission merchants, as 
teacher in public schools: after graduation clerk, and remaining with that house until 
from med. college, settled In Holliston, Mass., Nov., 1877, when entered employ of Sidney 
and practiced 2 years; removed to Manistee, Shepherd & Co. as bookkeeper and asst. cash- 
Mich., practicing there until 1894; since 1895 ier, later representing them on road until 
in practice in Chicago. Prof, of surgery Hahne- 1886; went to Fremont, Neb., 1886, and joined 
mann Med. College, Chicago. Mem. Am. Insti- Theo. Huette & Sons, hardware, as partner, 
tute of Homeopathy, Illinois Med. Assn., remaining until 1892; then came to Chicago, 
Clinical Soc. of Hahnemann Med. College and organizing and incorporating the Huette-Bar- 
Hosp. Office and residence: 3914 Ellis Av. ler Manufacturing Co.; in 1893 acquired the 

BABEEB, David Nelson, manufacturers' interests of the Messrs. Huette, and changed 
mgr. In iron and steel; b. Homer, Cortland Co., the name to A. C. Barler Manufacturing Co., 
N. Y., Mar. 3, 1844; s. David Earle and Naomi manufacturers of oil heaters and hardware 
(Hill) Barker; ed. public school and Cortland specialties. Republican. Mem. Royal Arcanum. 
County Acad.. Homer, N. Y., and in Ames Club: Chicago Athletic. Office: 104-6 Lake St. 
Commercial College, Syracuse, N. Y.; m. Residence: 1918 Arlington PI. 
Waukegan, 111., Sept. 7. 1870, Marv, daughter BABIiO"W, Henry Clay, mgr. Chicago Shlp- 
of Alson S. Sherman; children: Earle Sherman pers Assn.; b. Niles, Mich., Aug. 15, 1850; s. 
Barker, Mrs. Marion Barker Wing. Came to Lemuel and Hannah (Orcutt) Barlow; at- 
Chicago, 1872; since Jan., 1875, with Jones & tended school at Niles until 12 years old; re- 
Laughlin, and In Aug., 1894, became mgr. of moved with family to Amboy, 111.; went to 
the Chicago house for the great manufactur- school 1 year there; m. Jan. 12, 1883, Mary 
Ing corporation formerly known as Jones & Cone, of Winona, Minn.; children: Henry Cone, 
Laughllns, Limited, but now as Jones & Louise F., Frances P. Began railway service 
Laughlln Steel Co., operating large plant at as office boy and clerk Illinois Central R. R. 
Pittsburg, Pa., in the manufacture of all kinds at Warren, 111., Feb. 17, 1866; became telegraph 
of Iron and steel products. Republican. Club: operator Chicago & North-Western Ry. at Bar- 
Union League. Office: 28 W. Lake St. Resl- rington. 111., June. 1866, to Feb., 1867; clerk 
dence: 1236 Judson Av., Evanston, 111. and operator on various divisions same road, 

BABKBB, rrank William, manufacturer; b. 1867-71: agent at Norwalk, Wis.. 1871-9; travel- 
Chicago, Oct. 15. 1851; s. Joseph N. and ing freight agent, same road, 1879-81; division 
Frances M. (Long) Barker; ed. public schools freight agent Winona & St. Peter and Dakota 
and old Chicago Univ.; m. Chicago. June 15, Central R. R. at Winona. Minn., 1881-2; asst. 
1882, Julia R. Shumway; children: Joseph S., general freight agent, 1882-3, and general 
Margery, Ellen Gould. Admitted to Illinois freight agent, 1883-4, Atchison, Topeka & 



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Santa Fe R. R.; traffic mgr. Mexican Central 
R. R., 1SS4-6; traffic mgr. Wisconsin Central 
lines, 1887-93; vice-pres. and general mgr., 
1893-5, and pres., 1895-1901, Evansville & Terre 
Haute R. R.; now mgr. of Cliicago Shippers 
Assn. Mason. Club: Union League. Office: 135 
Adams St. Residence: 611 Fair Oaks Av., Oak 
Park. 

BARIiOW, Louis XTathan, physician; b. Tis- 
kilwa. 111., July 30, 1861; s. Nathan W. and 
Asena S. (Greenman) Barlow; ed. public 
schools of Illinois and Nebraska and later by 
private tutor; ed. Northwestern Univ. Med. 
School (Chicago Med. College), graduating, 
M.D., 1SS5; m. Chicago, Oct. 25, 1893, Addie E. 
Wilcox; children: Roland W., Eleanor S., Ruth 
Christobel. Was engaged in drug business from 
1875 to 1878, Kearney, Neb.; 1879-82, Peoria, 
111.; since med. graduation in 1S85 has been In 
continuous practice of medicine in Chicago. 
Physician (internal medicine) People's Hosp. 
Republican. Reformed Episcopalian. Mem. Chi- 
cago Med. Soc. Am. Med. Assn. Office: 3035 
Indiana Aa'. Re.'=;idence: 40;;!9 Indiana Av. 

BABNABD, Frederick, law printer; b. Somer- 
ton, Somersetshire, Eng., Oct. 3, 1836; ^. 
Thomas and Amelia (Frampton) Barnard; ed. 
schools in England until 1847, when came to 
Chicago; m. Chicago, 1858, Jennie A. McLean; 
children: Bertie, Lucy (now Mrs. W. M. Elton), 
Alice (Mrs. F. M. Wagner), Edward, Frederick. 
Began business career as a newsboy, carrying 
the Chicago Journal in 1847; learned printing 
trade in old Journal office. Began as master 
printer in Jan., 1857, in Arm of Beach & Bar- 
nard; changing to Beach. Barnard & Co., 1871, 
and in 1895 to Barnard & Miller, who make a 
specialty of law printing. Is oldest "boss" 
printer and oldest "newsboy" in Chicago. Mem. 
Typothetae (ex-pres.), Chicago Historical Soc, 
Oak Park Lodg-e, A. F. and A. M., Gen. Grant 
Council, Royal Arcanum: Lincoln Council, Nat. 
Union; Old-Time Printers' Soc, Manufacturers' 
Assn. of Chicago. Mem. 1st Congregational 
Church. Oak Park. Office: 44 LaSalle St. Resi- 
dence: 424 South Boul., Oak Park, 111. 

BABNABB, Gilbert "Wordswortli, merchant; 
b. Palmyra, Wayne Co., N. Y., June 1, 1834; s. 
George Washington and Sabrina (Deming) 
Barnard; father died during his infancy; re- 
moved with mother to Michigan; ed. public 
schools of that state; m. Chicago, May, 1863, 
Mary Dooling; 4 children, 1 now living. 
Came to Chicago at 15: was employed in gen- 
eral store of John C. Williams; afterwards en- 
gaged in book and stationery business, and 
later conducted general commercial business. 
Was member of the volunteer fire department 
of Chicago, 1850-8. 'Was made a Mason Oct., 
1864; advanced steadily in Masonry until he 
received the 33rd degree, Scottish Rite, Nov. 
13, 1873. Is Past Master Garden City Lodge 
No. 141. Past High Priest Corintliian Chapter 
No. 69, R. A. M., Past Eminent Commander St. 
Bernard Commandery No. 35. K. T., Past Com- 
mander-in-Chief Oriental Consistory, Grand 
Sec. Grand Chapter; Grand Recorder Grand 
Council and Grand Commanderv. Grand Sec. 
of the Council of Deliberation, S. P. R. S., and 
various other bodies in Illinois; sec. Masonic 
Orphans' Home. Office: MasOnic Temple. Resi- 
dence: .?359 Calumet Av. 

BABN'ABD. Hayden Suffleld, physician and 
surgeon; b. Monroe. INtich.. Aug. 19, 1866; s. 
Richard Barnard and Marianna (Barnett) 
Barnard: ed. public and high schools of Chi- 
cago, the Univ. of Chicago. Rush Med. College 
(graduating, M.D., 1889), T'niv. of Heidelberg, 
Germany, and L'niv. of Vienna, Austria; m. 
Stuggart. Germany, May 2. 1894. the Baroness 
Sophie von Georgii-Georgenau ; children: Rosa- 
lie, Hayden E. E.. Richard Edwin. Sophie Eu- 
genia. Harold Suffleld. Engaged in general 
practice of medicine and surgery in C^hicago 
since 1889. Resident physician tlie Royal Ba- 
varian Hosp. for Women, IMuiiifli, Germany, 



1891; now lecturer on gynecology, Post-Grad- 
uate Med. School and Hosp., Chicago. Mem 
Am. Med. Assn., Cliicago Med. Soc, German 
Med. Soc, Illinois State Med. Soc. Independent 
in politics. Formerly asst. surgeon, I. N. G 
Office: 2600 Wallace St. Residence: 4031 Vin- 
cennes Av. 

BABNABD, James Henry, lawyer; b. Albion, 
N. Y., Feb. 4, 1869; s. Henry B. and Huldah L. 
(Comstock) Barnard; ed. Albion High School 
and Cornell Univ., 1886-7; m. Feb. 3, 1904, Mrs 
Louise Black Clarke, daughter of ex-Mayor 
John Black, Milwaukee, Wis. Admitted to bar 
1890; since then engaged in general practice. 
Pres. Benedetto Allegretti Co. Republican. 
Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Exmoor. Office: Ash- 
land Block. Residence: 71 Astor St. 

BABNABD, Lucius Allyn, coal dealer; b. 
Cortland, N. Y., Mar. 27, 1850; s. William O. 
and Katie C. (Allyn) Barnard; ed. public 
school, Cortland, N. Y.; m. South Bend, Ind., 
1900, Minnie Fountain; children: William O., 
Lois E., Lewis A., Katie I. Came west to 
Mason City, la., in 1872, and was engaged in 
the coal business there until 1888; came to 
Chicago and engaged in the same line as sales 
agent for the Cairo City Coal Co. and tlie 
Lehigh and Franklin Coal Co.; since 1898 gen- 
eral sales agent for the New Ohio \Vashed 
Coal Co., Carterville Mining Co., Carterville 
Colliery Co., Bessemer Washed Coal Co. Office: 
Railway Exchange Bldg. Residence: 4461 Lake 
Av. 

BABNES, Albert Crane, lawyer, jurist; b. 
Addison, Vt., June 28, 1853; s. Asahel and 
Ellen S. (Crane) Barnes; grad. Univ. of Ver- 
mont, A.B., 1876; Albany Law School, Al- 
bany, N. Y., LL.B.. 1877; m. Chicago, Mav 
25, 1895, Jessie Welles Griswold. Admitted 
to bar of New York State, 1877, and after 
further study In Keeseville and Plattsburgh. 
N. Y., went to Washington, D. C, and passed 
civil service examination and was appointed 
to position in U. S. general land office, re- 
quiring him to write decisions upon con- 
tested land claims witliin railroad grants, 
which position held from 1879 to 1883; went 
to North Dakota and was appointed by the 
governor one of the commissioners to or- 
ganize Bottineau Co., of which, in 1884, was 
elected district atty. ; came to Chicago, 1885; 
practiced in connection with S. M. Millard 
until 1896, when was appointed by Charles 
S. Deneen asst. state's atty., and after the 
resignation of Judge McEwen was first asst. 
until elected judge of Superior Court of 
Cook Co. for term expiring 1910. Republican. 
Mem. Sons of the Revolution. Clubs: Hamil- 
ton, Calumet Golf, LTnlon League. Residence: 
isn E. 51st St. 

BABNES, Albert Bice, printer; b. West 
Brookfleld. Mass., Sept. 21, 1851; s. Harrison 
and Rebecca (Rice) Barnes; ed. public schools 
Brookfleld and academy at West Salem, Mass.; 
m. Chicago, Dec. 1879, Cora Shedd. Came from 
Massachusetts to Chicago in 1872, and has 
ever since been engaged in the printing busi- 
ness. In 1873 the firm became Barnes & Gritz- 
ner, and in 1875 changed to Bliss, Barnes & 
Co.. so continuing until 1879, wlien it became 
A. R. Barnes «S: Co. In 1902 the business was 
incorporated as A. R. Barnes & Co., printers 
and copying hoolt manufacturers, of which 
is pres. and director. Independent in politics. 
Clubs: I^nion Jjeague, Evanston, Hennepin 
Shootine. M^m. National Manufacturers' Assn. 
Office: 521 'U'^abash Av. Residence: 1314 Forest 
Av., Evanston. 

BABNES, Cbarles Joseph, managing director 
of the Am. Book Company: b. Evansville, Ind.; 
ed. public schools. In 1860 became connected 
•with the house of A. S, Barnes i<c Co.; was with 
the house at New York until 1868, when came 
to Chicago as manager of the branch house 
in this city, so continuing until 1890, when, 
with other large school book publishers, com- 



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bined in formation of the Am. Book Co., of 
which has since been managing director at 
Chicago. Mem. Chicago Historical Soc. ; gov- 
ernor of the Art Institute of Chicago. Clubs: 
Calumet, Caxton, Chicago, Chicago Golf, Wash- 
ington Park. Office: 521 Wabash Av. Residence: 
297 Ontario St. 

BAX&Ni:s, Charles Montg-omery, school 
books; b. Canton, 111., 1833; s. Rev. Romulus 
and Olivia (Denham) Barnes; grad. Knox Col- 
lege, Galesburg, 111., 1856; student Andover 
(Mass.) Theological Seminary, 2 years; grad. 
Chicago Theological Seminary, 1859; m. Men- 
dota. 111., Oct. 31, 1863, Ellen Moore; children: 
William Robbins, Olivia Lee (Mrs. Dodds), 
Samuel Denham, Mary Maud (Mrs. Steele), 
Ellen Estelle (Mrs. Fox). Entered Congrega- 
tional ministry, 1859, and was pastor at Kan- 
kakee, 111., and Neponset, 111.; while pastor at 
Neponset was elected and commissioned chap- 
lain of the 93d 111. Vols.; served until close of 
war; laid out suburban town of Hinsdale, 17 
miles west of Chicago; was pastor at Ply- 
mouth, 111., but left ministry on account of 
poor health. In 1869 originated a new busi- 
ness of jobbing second-hand school books: 
later also adding new books and incorporating 
business as C. M. Barnes Co., of which he is 
pres. Also vice-pres. Pan-Am. Planters' Co.; 
treas. Travelers' Mining Co. Republican. Con- 
gregationalist. Office: 263 Wabash Av. 

BABNES, Charles Beld, prof, of plant physi- 
ologv, Univ. of Chicago, since July, 1898; b. 
Madison, Ind., Sept. 7, 1858; grad. Hanover 
(Ind.) College. 1877; A. M., 1880; Ph.D., 1886; 
graduate study at Harvard, 1877, 1878, 1885-6, 
1892; m. Dec. 25, 1882, Mary King Ward, La- 
fayette, Ind. Prof, natural history, Purdue 
Univ., Lafayette, Ind., 1880-6; prof, botany, 
Univ. of Wisconsin, 1886-98; co-editor Botan- 
ical Gazette since 1883. Sec. Botanical Soc. of 
America, 1893-8 (pres., 1903); general sec. A. 
A. A. S., 1896 (vice-pres., 1899). Writer on 
botanical subjects (see Who's Who in Amer- 
ica). Address: 306 56th St. 

BABKBS, Clifford "Webster, educator; b. Cor- 
ry, Pa., 1864; s. Joseph and Anna (Webster) 
Barnes; grad. Tale, A.B., 1889; B.D., ibid., 1892; 
fellow Univ. of Chicago, 1892-3; M.A., same, 
1893; m. Lake Forest. 111., 1898, Alice Reid. 
Resident worker, Hull House Social Settle- 
ment, Chicago, 1893-4; pastor in Chicago. 
1894-7; student at Oxford, Bng., 1898; director 
of Student Christian Movement, Paris, France, 
1898-9; acting pres. Am. Art Assn., Paris, 
France, 1898-9; Instructor sociology and di- 
rector Univ. Settlement Work, Univ. of Chi- 
cago, 1899-1900; pres. and prof, sociology, Illi- 
nois College, 1900-5; general sec. of the Re- 
ligious Education Assn. of America since 1905. 
Presbyterian. Clubs: Chicago, Union League, 
University, Onwentsia (Lake Forest, 111.), 
Country (Jacksonville). Office: 1st Nat. Bank 
Bldg. Residence: Lake Forest, 111. 

BABNES, Prancls Asbury, real estate; b. 
St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., July 17, 1845; s. Aaron 
H. and Betsey (Camp) Barnes; ed. district 
schools of Will Co., 111.; m. Chicago. May 17, 
1870, Vilena Holton Cater; children: Bessie E., 
Clara E., Percy C, Winifred, Lewis F., Helen 
v. Began business life at age of 13 as a boy in 
the employ of William M. Tilden & Co. at the 
Union Stock Yards, and later was stock buyer 
for Griffin Bros, in the state of Minnesota; 
next was in drug business, 1865-72; employed 
In real estate business 1872-75; since then in 
business for self, and in 1878, with Samuel M. 
Parish, established present firm of Barnes & 
Parish, real estate, loan and renting agents, 
which continued until death of Mr. Parish, 
Dec. 30, 1904; present style of firm is Francis 
A. Barnes & Co. Mem. Chicago Real Estate 
Board. Republican. Congregationalist. Office: 
145 LaSalle St. Residence: 229 Oakley Boul. 

BABITBS, Prank Jolin, wholesale chairs; b. 
Swanzey, N. H., Sept. 10, 1845; ed. public 



schools of Athol, Mass.; removed to Wiscon- 
sin (when 4 years of age) with parents, who 
located on a farm in Newton, Wis.; learned 
chair-making trade in Boston, 1861-4; came to 
Chicago, 1864, and established chair jobbing 
business under name of E. F. Pierce & Co.; 
bought out Mr. Pierce in 1871, and established 
business as Stolle & Barnes, and 1 year later 
the firm of Stolle & Barnes was dissolved. He 
then formed a partnership with J. S. Ford 
Johnson & Co., which continued until 1883; 
since then he has been the Chicago mgr. for 
the Croker Chair Co. and the Milwaukee Chair 
Co. Republican. Office: 190-1 Michigan Av. 
Residence: 4337 Grand Boul. 

BABNi:S, Julian, architect; b. Haver straw, 
Rockland Co., N. Y., Apr. 20, 1856; s. Na- 
thanael and Mary Elizabeth (Thiel) Barnes; 
ed. public and high schools of Joliet, 111., and 
at Northwestern Univ., 1878-80; m. New Len- 
ox, 111., Aug. 22, 1881, Helen Amanda Lewis; 
children: Julian Lewis, Erma Lewis. Lived 
with parents on farm near Joliet, 111., until 
entered college; after leaving college, taught 
1 year in public schools of Joliet, then prac- 
ticed as architect there, 1883-94, when moved 
to Chicago, and has since practiced here, 
while retaining residence at Joliet. Dir. and 
pres. of the Cylinder Oil Co.; dir. the J. H. 
Wood Claim and Adjustment Co. Fellow Am. 
Institute of Architects. Republican. Office: 
Railway Exchange. Residence: 410 Richards 
St., Joliet, 111. 

BABNES, Nelson IiUdlngfton, broker; b. Chi- 
cago, May 30, 1873; s. Charles J. and Mary 
fLudington) Barnes; grad. Phillips Acad., 
Andover, Mass., 1892; Yale College, B.A., 
1897; unmarried. Engaged in business as a 
broker In bonds In 1900 with Tracy & Co., Chi- 
cago, continuing in that connection until Jan., 
1904, when took present position as bond man 
with the firm of King, Hodenpyl & Co. Also 
sec. and treas. of the Beaver Oil Co. Repub- 
lican. Clubs: Chicago, Chicago Golf, Washing- 
ton Park, Saddle and Cycle, Union. OflSce: 217 
LaSalle St. Residence: 297 Ontario St. 

BABNBS, Philip Blchard, lawyer; b. on 
island in the Hudson River, near Albany, N. 
Y., June 5, 1856; s. Samuel and Kate (Veer) 
Barnes; early education In public schools; 
grad. State Normal School, Oshkosh, Wis., 
1881, and from law dept. of Union College, Al- 
bany, N. Y., 1884; became teacher, first as 
principal of public school, Oshkosh, Wis., 
then at high school, Mauston, Wis.; lectured 
nn commercial law at Daggett Business Col- 
lege, Oshkosh, Wis.; m. Dec. 31, 1895, Lola 
Norman Strong; 1 child: Norman R. Practiced 
law at Oshkosh, Wis., 1885-90: since 1890 In 
Chicago; specialist in med. jurisprudence cases 
and lecturer on that subject In med. colleges. 
Has been Identified with several murder cases, 
in which he has sustained his defense of in- 
sanity, and with other Important cases In- 
volving matters of med. jurisprudence; special 
counsel for John Alex. Dowle. Liberal In re- 
ligion. Mem. of People's Church, Chicago. Re- 
publican In national and non-partisan in local 
politics; one of the founders of the Emmellne 
Thomas Day Nursery; director National Med. 
College. Clubs: Lincoln; pres. of the Dr. 
Thomas Literary and Social; pres. 27th Ward 
Associated Improvement; Irving Park. Office: 
84 LaSalle St. Residence: 1776 W. Catalpa Av., 
Forest Grlen. 

BABNBTT, Joseph H., engraver; b. Chi- 
cago. Jan. 23, 1859; s. Alexander and Fannie 
(Eccles) Barnett: ed. piiblic schools and pre- 
paratory dept. Northwestern Univ., 1874-5; m. 
Chicago, Dec. 24, 1879, Henrietta Sigler Wood; 
children: Fannie Eccles, Joseph H., Jr., Hen- 
rietta Louise. Irving Wood. Began business 
career as clerk for Blomgren Bros. & Co.. of 
which firm he later became sec. and mgr. until 
1894; sec. A. Zeese & Co., 1894-9; organized 
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1900, but sold out In 1901 and has since been 
in business alone under firm name of Jos. H. 
Barnett & Co. Has been connected with I. N. 
G. about 26 years and with the First Regt. 
about 20 years; now maj. and chief quarter- 
master first brigade, I. N. G. Trustee First 
Presbyterian Church, Austin, since 1894. Re- 
publican. Club: Hamilton. Office: 334 Dearborn 
St. Residence: 319 S. Franklin Av., Austin. 

BARNSTT, Otto Baymond, patent lawyer; b. 
Washington, D. C, Sept. 21, 1868; s. Theodore 
J. and Eugenia M. (Hodge) Barnett; descended 
on mother's side from Robert Livingston of 
New York; ed. public school, Glencoe, 111.; 
grad LL..B., Northwestern Univ. Law School, 
1888; m. Chicago, June 18, 1895, Mabel D. Row- 
ley; 1 son: Lawrence Theodore. Admitted to 
bar of Illinois Supreme Court, 1889; to U. S. 
Supreme Court, 1897. Entered office of James 
H. Raymond In 1887, and In 1900 formed part- 
nership with him as Raymond <fe Barnett. 
Occupied mainly In the law of patents, trade- 
marks, copyrights and corporations. Prof, of 
patent law. Northwestern Univ., 1902-4. Vlce- 
pres., director and general counsel Chicago 
Car Heating Co. Republican. Mem. Patent Law 
Assn., Chicago Bar Assn., Illinois State Bar 
Assn. Clubs: Hamilton, Skokle Country. Office: 
Monadnock Block. Residence: Glencoe, 111. 

BABNi:7, Bruce Burlelgrh, real estate and 
loans; b. Flndlay, Hancock Co., O., June 15, 
1855; s. Burleigh B. and Elizabeth (Westen- 
haver) Barney; ed. public schools and at Phil- 
lips Acad., Exeter, N. H.; m. Waukegan, 111., 
Dec, 1903. Ida M. Macfarlane; 1 son: Bruce 
B., Jr. On leaving school began business career 
In dry goods store of Fred E. Baton & Co., 
Toledo, O. ; 4 years later engaged on Board of 
Trade at Toledo with E. R. Williams & Bros., 
later with Welles Bros.; went to California, 
1880, and thence to China and Japan; returned 
to Toledo. 1883, and was In employ of Toledo 
Linseed Oil Co.; came to Chicago, Oct., 1884, 
and engaged In real estate business with E. P. 
Getchell as E. F. Getchell & Co., changing in 
1887 to Getchell, Barney & Co., and since ex- 
piration of the partnership. Dec, 1891, has 
continued In real estate business alone. Mem. 
Chicago Real Estate Board. Mason, mem. 
Apollo Commanderv, K. T., Oriental Consistory 
(■32°), Park Lodge 843. Stanch Republican. 
Office: Borden Blk. Residence: 1723 Cornelia 
Av. ("Lake View). 

BABNHART, Arthur Mlddleton, pres. Barn- 
hart Bros. & Spindler, tvpe founders; b. Hart- 
field, Chautauriua Co., N. Y., Feb. 17, 1844; s. 
Peter and Sarah (Herrick) Barnhart; ed. pub- 
lic schools : m. 1st, Muscatine. Ta., 1869, An- 
gie B. Stein (died, Chicago. 1895); m. 2d, Chi- 
cago. 1900, Stella I. La Zelle; children: Ar- 
thur M., Jr., Victor Herrick (deceased). Barn- 
hart Bros., of which he was a mem., estab- 
lished several papers in Towa, 1865-73, Includ- 
ing the Towa State T^ender, at Des Moines; 
came to Chicago, 1R6S, nnd established in the 
advertising agency biisiness, and In 1869 es- 
tablished a type foundry, wliich Is still con- 
ducted as a corporation under the name of 
Barnhart Bros. <<c Snindler. of whinh Is ores, 
and dir. ; also pres. Great "^^estern Type Foun- 
drv Co., Kansas Citv. Mo.; Great Western 
Bl'dg. Co., Kansas Citv, Mo.; dir. Barnhart 
Type Foundry. New York; Minnesota Type 
Foundrv Co., St. Paul. Minn.: Great Western 
Type Foundry Co., Omaha, Neb.; St. Louis 
Printers' Supplv Co., St. Louis, Mo.; Southern 
Printers' Supplv Co., Washington. D. C. : Pa- 
cific Printers' Supplv Co.. Soattle. Wash. Mem. 
Board of Governors Chicago Art Institute; 
mem. 'Munieipal Art L'^nr'ne of Chicago, ad- 
visory board of the Clvin Federation: on exec- 
utive committee of the Leg-islative Voter.i 
League: mem. Am. Assn. for the .\dvancement 
of Science. Clubs: Union Leaerue, Chicago Ath- 
letic, City, Iroquois, Glen View, Homewood. 



Sons of New York. Ofllce: 183-187 Monroe St. 
Residence: 4455 Drexel Boul. 

BABNHABT, Kenneth, dry goods; b. Streets- 
ville, Ont., Can., Apr. 14, 1858; s. Noah and 
Catherine (McMaster) Barnhart; ed. McGill 
and Maxon private schools, Toronto, Ont., and 
Hellmuth College, London, Ont., graduating 
1S76; m. Chicago, Sept. 18. 1888, Fanny Coryell 
Morse; 1 son: Eugene M. Bookkeeper for A. R. 
McMaster & Bro., Toronto, Ont., 1876-80; since 
1880 with Marshall Field & Co.. Chicago, In 
cliarge of their foreign business. Independent 
in politics. Episcopalian. Clubs: Union League, 
Midlothian. Office: 200 Adams St. Residence: 
0739 Washington Av. 

BABNXTM, William H., jurist; b. Onondaga 
Co., N. Y., Feb. 15, 1840; s. Charles and Harriet 
(Rogers) Barnum; parents moved to Belleville, 
111., when he was very young; ed. private 
schools and at State Normal School, Ypsllantl, 
Mich.; student at Univ. of Michigan to junior 
year, and later, by action of the Faculty and 
Board of Regents, enrolled among the grad- 
uates and presented with an honorary degree 
from the Univ.; m. 1860, Clara Hyde, of Belle- 
ville, 111.; children: Belle (now Mrs. M. D. L. 
Simpson), Gertrude, Edna (now Mrs. Toles), 
Harry H. Studied law In office of Hon. George 
Trumbull, of Belleville, 111.; admitted to Illi- 
nois bar, 1862; practiced at Chester, 111., 1862- 
1867; In Chicago since 1867; partner with Law- 
rence J. J. Nlssen, 1867-76; of firm of Harding, 
Nissen & Barnum, 1876-8; then with Cornelius 
Van Schaack, 1878-9; judge Circuit Court of 
Cook Co. from 1879 until Dec. 1, 1884, when 
he resigned; was also Democratic nominee for 
Circuit Judge, 1903; was formerly head of firm 
of Barnum & Barnum; now practicing alone. 
Democrat. Clubs; Union League, Iroquois. 
Office: First National Bank Bldg. Residence: 
Riverside, 111. 

BABirtTM, "William ImQ-wIb, Insurance; b. 
Newark, N. J., Aug. 24, 1829; s. Ammon and 
Cathrine King (Erwin) Barnum: ed. private 
schools and Knox College; took course In 
higher mathematics and civil engineering; m. 
Springfield, 111., 1854, Mary Davis Clark. After 
leaving manual training school began as clerk 
in dry goods store; then went to St. Louis 
with wholesale store as collector and sales- 
man for the company and acting as their at- 
torney; made trips on horseback from St. 
Louis to St. Paul, covering territory adjacent 
to Mississippi and Missouri Rivers In sum- 
mer, and similar trips south, through Red 
River and Mississippi valleys to New Orleans 
in winter, for seven years; then bought a store 
at Decatur, 111. W'as appointed agent and at- 
torney for swamp lands bv Gov. Bissell; 
studied law; admitted to bar, 1859, while liv- 
ing at Decatur. When war broke out, in 1861, 
was called to staff of Gov. Yates, organizing 
nnd drilling recruits, and in July, 1861, at Gov. 
Yates' request, took command of com^^any of 
sharpshooters at .Tacksonville, 111., and took 
them to St. TjOuIs Arsenal: mustered in as 
capt. Company I, First Regt., U. S. Rifles; 
later lleut.-col. and col. Eleventh Missouri 
Veteran Volimteers. .\fter war came to Chi- 
cago In winter of 1865-6, and a year later 
bought Insurance business of Lambert C. Hall, 
and has since been eneraged in fire insurance 
business. Republican. Mason, 32°, K. T. Mem. 
Loval Legion. Club: T^nion League. Ofi^ce: 205 
La Salle St. Residence: Lakota Hotel. 

BABB, Bohert C, pres. Cleveland & Barr 
Foundry Co.; public school education. Since 
Mar., 1892, pres., treas. and director of the 
Cleveland ^ Barr Foundry Co.; also partner 
and asst. superintendent of the Garden City 
Foundrv Co., and ores, and director of the 
Rome Petroleum fk Iron Co. Office: 36 Erie St. 
Residence: 1163 Perrv St. 

BABB, Silas Miller, insurance; b. Aurora, 
111.. Apr. 14, 1865; s. .Tames G. and Sarah M. 
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graduating from Aurora High School 1883. m. 
Kankakee, 111., June 27, 1895, Helen E Dan- 
forth; children: Ruth E.. Marjorie L Taught 
school winter of 1884; clerk in First National 
Bank, Aurora, 111.. 1884-6; started in life in- 
surance business with the Equltab e Life As- 
surance Soc. in Los Angeles Calif., in 1887 re- 
turned to Aurora, 111., 1888, and has been in 
the business ever since, successively connected 
with the New York Life 3 years. Mutual L f e 
Insurance Co. of New York 3 years, Berkshire 
Life 2 years. Aetna Life 6 years; from Mar. 
15 1903 to May 1. 1905, with W. W. Denney 
composing firm of Denney & Barr mgrs. of 
the Equitable Life Assurance Soc. of the U. b. , 
since then supt. of agents for Aetna ^ife In- 
surance Co. of Hartford Conn. Republican. 
Clubs- Oak Park, River Forest Athletic. Of- 
fice: 125 LaSalle St. Residence: 318 N. Forest 
Av., River Forest, 111. 

BABB, William Allen, physician; b. Clark 
Co 111 Apr. 4, 1860; s. James and Margaret 
\ "Barr"; ed. public schools and at a sectarian 
'school at Westfield, 111.: at the Indiana Normal 
School at Valparaiso, Ind., and at Rush Med. 
College, graduating. M.D.. 1892; m Princeton, 
111 Feb 17, 1894, Hanna Ohman. Began prac- 
tice of medicine in Chicago. 1892, but in fall 
of that year went to Michigan and started 
practice; returned to Chicago In 1893 and has 
since been engaged In practice in Chicago, 
practice now restricted to diseases of eye, ear, 
nose and throat. Prof, of ophthalmology Chi- 
cago Clinical School; asst. surgeon Illinois 
Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary Mem. Am 
Med. Assn.. Chicago Med goc. Illinois State 
Med Soc. Republican. Club: Lincoln. Office. 
100 State St. Residence: 930 W. Adams St. 

BABB, William Butler, general freight 
agent, Chicago Terminal Transfer R. R. Co.; 
b in Washington Co.. Ind., July 16, 1854, s. 
Rev S. E. and Mary Susan (Butler) Barr; ed. 
public schools of Washington and Johnson 
Cos Ind., and at Hanover College. Ind.; m. 
Pasadena. Calif.. Jan. 4. 1905. Luella Barnes 
Thatcher, of Chicago. Was for some years 
engaged in commercial pursuits in Indiana and 
Illinois; has been in the railroad business for 
twenty vears, successively with Rock Island 
& Peoria Ry., Baltimore & Ohio R. R., St. 
Louis & Cairo R. R., "Big Four" R. R., New 
York Central fast freight lines over Canada 
Southern, then asst. general mgr. for Street 
Stable Car Line, and since 1900 In present 
position as general freight argent of the Chi; 
cago Terminal Transfer R. R. Co. Mem. Plii 
Delta Theta fraternity. Clubs: Illinois, Hamil- 
ton, South Side Riding and Driving. Office: 
Grand Central Station. Residence: 54b Jackson 
Boul. 

BABBBIiI^, J. rinley, stocks and grain; b. 
Chicago. Oct. 28, 1864; s. James and Susan 
(Finley) Barrell; ed. public and high schools 
and Allen's Acad,. Chicago; m. Chicago, Dec. 9, 
1890. Grace M. Witbeck; 1 son: John W^itbeck. 
Started In business as clerk for Norton & 
Worthington, Board of Trade commission mer- 
chants. Chicago, 1883; entered business for 
self, 1890, in firm of Russell & Barrell, grain 
commission, succeeded. 1892, by J. F. Barrell 
& Co.. In which he was only partner; admitted 
James Barrell, 1894. and name changed to 
Finley Barrell & Co.; present firm organized 
Apr "10, 1899, when Stewart E. Barrell was 
admitted and the business was extended to 
stocks, cotton and coffee; David A. Noyes was 
admitted Jan. 1, 1903; firm are members New 
York and Chicago Stock Exchanges, New York 
Cotton Exchange, New York Coffee Exchange. 
Chicago Board of Trade. St. Louis Merchants 
Exchange. Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce. 
Republican. Episcopalian. Clubs: Chicago, 
Union League. Washington Park. Midlothian, 
Onwentsla. Office: Monadnock Block. Resi- 
dence: Lake Forest, 111. 



BABBBIiIi, James, broker; b. London, Eng., 
1835; s. John and Elizabeth (Evans) Barrell; 
ed. London; came to the U. S. and has lived 
in Chicago since 1847; m. Chicago, 1865, Sue 
S. Finley; 3 sons: Finley, Stewart E., Albert 
M. Was in grain and elevator business for over 
30 years with Armour. Dole & Co. and Dole & 
Co., first as clerk and later as partner; re- 
tired from that business, and with sons Fin- 
ley and Stewart E. Barrell and David A. Noyes, 
established firm of Finley Barrell & Co., stock 
brokers. Mem. of Chicago Board of Trade. 
Clubs: Chicago, Washington Park. Office: 
Monadnock Block. Residence: 4717 Kenwood 
Av. 

BABBEIjIi, Stewart Bvans, stocks and 
grain; b. Chicago, Nov. 3, 1869; s. James and 
Susan Stewart (Finley) Barrell; ed. Chicago 
public schools; m. Chicago, Apr. 30, 1895, 
Laura .1. Shepard; 1 daughter: Laura Jane 
Began business career as clerk with Fleming 
& Boyden, Board of Trade, for 2^^ years; then 
with Dole & Co., C. B. & Q. Elevators; then as 
partner wltli James Jay Smith in real estate 
business for about 10 years. Since its organi- 
zation, Apr. 10. 1899, mem. of the firm of Fin- 
ley Barrell «S: Co., stock and grain commission 
brokers, the other partners being James and 
Finley Barrell and David A. Noyes. Repub- 
lican. Club: Washington Park. Office: Railway 
Exchange Bldg. Residence: 143 Lincoln Park 
Boul. 

BABBBTT, Channlng' Whitney, physician; 
b. Blissfleld, Mich.. Dec. 14, 1866; s. David 
Fowler and Martha C. (Dewey) Barrett; ed. 
public schools, Fayette Normal Univ., Ohio, 
Hillsdale College. Michigan, and Detroit Col- 
lege of Medicine, graduating M.D., 1895; m. 
near Hillsdale, Mich., July 22. 1896, Luella 
May, daughter of late Nathan Alvord; children: 
Russell Alvord, Florence Louise, Helen Eliza- 
beth. Reared on farm, teacher in public 
schools, 1886-92; student of medicine in physi- 
cian's office 2 years of this time, as well as 
years 1892-5; Interne at St. Luke's Hosp., De- 
troit, 1893-5; house physician to Harper Hosp., 
Detroit, 1895-6; asst. surgeon to Marion Sims 
Hosp., Chicago, since 1896. Prof, of gynecology. 
Chicago Clinical School; adjunct prof, of 
gynecology and clinical gynecology, Univ. of 
Illinois Med. School. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc, 
Mississippi Valley Med. Soc, Illinois State 
Med. Soc, Am. Med. Assn. Republican. M. E. 
Mem. Chicago Y. M. C. A.. Mem. Ft. Dearborn 
Lodge. Royal Arcanum. Office: 100 State St. 
Residence: 346 Dearborn Av. 

BABBBTT, Jolin P., electrician: b. Auburn, 
N. Y., 1837; came to Chicago, 1845, with par- 
ents: attended public schools; was sailor 11 
years; returned to Chicago; obtained position 
in fire dept.; 1862-72, asst., and, 1876-94. supt. 
fire alarm telegraph dept.. Chicago: invented 
fire alarm signals; originated the police patrol 
system; was first to conceive the idea of lay- 
ing electric wires underground; chief electric- 
ity dept. World's Columbian Exposition. Resi- 
dence: 4400 Michigan Av. 

BABBSJTT. Samnel E., manufacturer; chair- 
man Barrett Manufacturing Co.. manufacturers 
of roofing materials. Mem. Advisory Board 
Civic Federation; pres. Taylor's Battery Vet- 
eran Assn.; married. Clubs: Chicago. Union 
League, Saddle and Cycle. Office: 164 Dearborn 
St. Summer residence: New Castle. N. H. Resi- 
dence: 109 T>ake Shore Drive. 

BABBBTT, Thomas Edward, sheriff of Cook 
Co.; b. Chicago, Apr. 30, 1863; s. Anthony and 
Rose (Collins") Barrett; ed. public schools of 
Chicago; m. Milwaukee. Wis., 1887, Ellon Mc- 
Coy. First went to work as a boy, 1872-3, In 
a coal mine, Pennsylvania No. 6, at Inkerman, 
Pa.; returned to Chicago; casli boy for Field, 
Tjeiter <fe Co., 1873-5; then messenger boy for 
Am. District Telegraph Co. and the Atlantic 
and Pacific Telegraph Co.; went to work, 1876, 
for Board of Trade firm of Brown, Flemmlng 



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& Co., and contlnuea in 13uard of Tradt; work, 
first for others and tlien for self until electod, 
1902, sherlfC of Cook Co., In which otlloe was 
installed, Dec. 1, 1902. Democrat. Mem. 
Sheriffs' Assn. Mem. Chicago Board of Trade. 
R. C. Mem. Knights of Columbus, Catholic 
Benevolent Legion, Catholic Order of Forest- 
ers, K. P. Cluljs: Iroquois, Ravenswood. Resi- 
dence: 2653 N. Paulina St. 

BABROIiIi, Henry Caruthers, banker; 1). 
Farmington, Mo., Nov. 14, 1S6S; s. Cliarles E. 
and Elizabeth Caruthers Barroll; ed. public 
schools; m. Wichita, Kan., 1897, Luella N. 
Bone; 1 daughter: Elizabeth. Was for several 
years with N. W. Harris & Co., bankers; later 
mgr. of Thompson, Tenney & Crawford, 
municipal and corporation bonds; then for 2 
years mgr. of tlie bond dept. of tlie Royal 
Trust Co., prior to Jan. 1, 1905, when, witii 
Clark L. Poole and Edward C. Cronwall, estab- 
lished present firm of Henry C. Barroll & Co., 
bankers. Republican. Clubs: Chicago Atliletic, 
Mid-day. Office: First National Bank Bldg. 
Residence: 6019 Kimlnirk Av. 

BABBON, John Thomas, western mgr. of 
Am. Powder Mills; 1). Cambridge, N. Y., Oct. 
26, 1865; s. Thomas Barron and Mary (Cavan- 
augh) Barron; removed witli parents to Chi- 
cago, 1866; ed. public schools of Chicago; m. 
Chicago, 1S89, Grace Fitzgerald; children: 
Marie, Grace, Geraldine, Thomas, William, 
Mildred. In 18S2 entered employ of the Am. 
Powder Mills, Chicago oflice, and has continued 
in service of the company, steadily advancing 
until, 1889, attained his present position as 
western mgr.; company was established, 1836, 
at Boston, Mass. Independent. Office: Tribune 
Bldg. Residence: 754 S. Trumbull Av. 

BABBT, Charles Hart, Insurance; b. Alton, 
111., Nov. 15, 1857; s. Amasa S. and Catherine 
R. Barry; grad. Univ. of Illinois, 1877; m. 
Alton, 111., 1884, Ida M. Bateman; 1 daughter: 
Luclle. Began insurance experience in a local 
agency at Alton, 111.; came to Chicago, 1879, 
and became connected with Chicago office of 
the Niagara Fire Insurance Co.; special agent 
for Phoenix of London for Illinois, Indiana, 
Ohio and Michigan, lSSl-4; state agent and 
adjuster, 1884, for the Insurance Co. of North 
America and Pennsylvania Fire, for soutli- 
ern Illinois, and later for Michigan; in 1890 
mem. of firm of J. F. Downing & Co., western 
mgrs. for same two companies until 1894, 
when Pennsylvania Fire Insurance Co. estab- 
lished western dept. of its own, with head- 
quarters at Chicago, of which has since been 
mgr. Clubs: Union League, Evanston Country, 
Evanston, Glen View. Office: 184 LaSalle St. 
Residence: 1225 Forest Av., Evanston. 

BABBT, Edward Patrick, insurance; b. on a 
farm near Brockville, Ont., Mar. 17, 1846; s. 
Patrick and Mary Barry; ed. common schools 
near Brockville, Ont. Left school at age of 12 
years, and since 1864 has continuously been 
engaged in the life insurance business as rep- 
resentative of various companies; now general 
mgr. in Chicago of the Bankers' Life Insur- 
ance Co. of New York. Republican; active in 
the interest of Republican politics in the City 
of Chicago. Office: Tribune Bldg. Residence: 
4330 Greenwood Av. 

BABBT, John, transportation; b. Ireland, 
Jan. 1, 1850; s. John and Johanna (Furlong) 
Barrv; ed. public schools at Kingston, Can.; 
m. Muskegon, Mich., Oct. 16, 1S73, Rose Blake; 
children: Rupert J., Russell T., Charles E., 
Rodney, Emmett, Lucy, Violet. First engaged 
In the tug business in Michigan in 1872. Sub- 
sequently established the Independent Tug 
Line of Chicago, of which he was pres. and 
chief engineer. Sold out to the trust in 1899, 
and embarked in steamship transportation 
business, now being pres. and general mgr. 
of the Barry Brothers Transportation Co., 
operating first class passenger and freight 
steamers daily between Chicago, Racine and 



Milwaukee, Wis.; also pres. and general mgr. 
Harrv Bros. Dock Clo. Democrat. Catholic. 
Oflice: East end of Michigan St. Residence: 389 
Ontario St. 

BABBT Patrick T., journalist, publisher; b. 
Ireland, Mar. 17, 1847; ed. Ireland; honorary 
degree of A.B. from Notre Dame, Ind. ; editor 
Council Bluffs (la.) Nonpareil, 1869-71; Iowa 
State Register, Des Moines, la., 1872-4; re- 
moved to Chicago, 1874; since 1880 mgr. of the 
Chicago Newspaper Union; also pres. Indiana 
Springs Co., of Kramer, Ind., and director of 
the First National Bank of Englewood (Chi- 
cago). Republican; elected member of the 31st 
Illinois General Assembly; school treas. of 
Hyde Park and Lake. 1890-2, until they were 
annexed to the city. R. C. Life mem. Illinois 
State Historical Soc, vice-pres., for Illinois, 
Am. Irish Historical Soc. of the U. S. Clubs: 
Press (life member). Union League. Office: 87- 
93 S. Jefferson St., Chicago, and 10 Spruce St., 
New York. Residence: 6600 Yale Av. 

BABTH, Lewis Ii., lumberman; b. South 
Bend, Ind., Dec. 31, 1850; s. Henry and Llzette 
Barth; ed. Univ. of Notre Dame, South Bend, 
Ind.; m. Chicago, 1874, Carrie Halm; children: 
Helena L., Hattle. Began business career in 
1869, as bookkeeper for father in lumber and 
grain. Has been in lumber business in Chicago 
since 1879; is vice-pres. and director of the 
Edward Hines Lumber Co. since 1892; also 
director of the John E. Burns Lumber Co. and 
of the North TVisconsin Lumber and Manu- 
facturing Co., of Hayward, WMs. Republican. 
Clubs: Illinois, T'nlon League, Lincoln. Office: 
Lincoln St. and Blue Island Av. Residence: 317 
Ashland Boul. 

BABTHOLF, Charles Stephen, manufac- 
turer; b. Plalnfleld, Will Co., 111., Sept. 25, 
1857; P. Gilliam and Mary (McCreery) 
Bartholf; grad. Univ. of Michigan, B.S., 
1880; m. Chicago, 1893, Grace C. Bullock; 
children: Dorothv, Herbert Bullock, Winifred, 
Marjorle. Katharine, Beatrice. After gradua- 
tion engaged in teaching and was for several 
years principal in the Chicago public schools 
prior to 1890, when he engaged in business as 
a manufacturer; now pres. and director of the 
Standard Diamond Drill Co., manufacturers 
of diamond pointed prospecting core drills; 
pres. and director of Am. Mutual Plantation 
Co. Republican. Mem. S. A. R. Unitarian. 
Club: I'nion Leasue. Office: Chamber of Com- 
merce Bldg. Residence: Glencoe, 111. 

BABTIiBTT, Adolphus Clay, hardware mer- 
chant; b. Stratford, N. Y., June 22, 1844; s. 
Aaron and Delia (Dibell) Bartlett: ed. village 
schools and Dansvllle Acad.. N. Y. ; m. first, 
Aug. 27, 1867, Marv H. Pitkin (died Dec. 19, 
1890); children: Male Bartlett Heard. Frederic 
Clav, Florence Dibell; m. second, Toledo, O., 
June 13. 1893, Abbey L., daughter of Bailey H. 
Hitchcock; 1 cliild: Eleanor Collamore. Came 
to Chicago at 19; entered the employ of the 
hardware house of Tuttle. Hibbard & Co.; 3 
years later was given interest in profits of tlie 
business; 3 years later became a general part- 
ner; Jan. 1, 1882. when business was incor- 
porated as Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett <<c Co., 
made sec: later vice-pres.; became pres. Jan. 
1, 1904, after death of Mr. Hibbard, which oc- 
curred Oct. 10, 1903. (House is one of the 
largest in the hardware trade in the U. S.) 
Has been mem. of the Chicago Board of Edu- 
cation, ex-pres. Commercial Club (charter 
mem.); director since 1873 Chicago Relief and 
Al(3 Soc; trustee Belolt College; is trustee of 
the Univ. of Chicago; pres. Home for the 
Friendless: has been director Orphan Asylum; 
vice-pres. Old People's Home; trustee Art In- 
stitute; has been director Chicago Athenaeum; 
director First National Bank, Northern Trust 
Co.: dir. Elgin Watch Co., Liverpool & London 
& Globe Insurance Co.; ex-director Chicago 
& Alton R. R. Co. Republican. Clubs: Chicago, 



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Commercial, Union League, City. Office: State 
and S. Water Sts. Residence: 2720 Prairie Av. 

BASTIiXITT, Charles Carroll, lawyer; b. 
Manchester, N. H., Feb. 5, 1868; s. Charles H. 
and Mary F. (Lbclte) Bartlett; ed. Dartmouth 
College, and 3 years in Boston Univ. Law 
School, graduating LL.B., 1892; m. Kendall, 
111., Oct. 16, 1901, Ivah A, Simons; 1 daughter: 
Helen. Admitted to bar Jan. 1892; since 1901 
mem. of law Arm of Bartlett & Irving. Pres. 
and treas. Bannerman Granite Co.; pres. and 
treas. U. S. Peat Fuel Co. Republican. Metho- 
dist. Mason, Odd Fellow. Mem. of Chicago and 
Illinois State Bar Assns. Office: 100 Washing- 
ton St. Residence: Oak Park, 111. 

BARTIi£TT, Charles Ikefflusrwell, pres. 
Orangeine Cliemical Co. and mgr. Proctor & 
Gamble Distributing Co.; b. Fishkill-on-Hud- 
son, N. Y., Nov. 13, 1853; s. David Ely and 
Fanny Pomeroy (Hinsdale) Bartlett; ed. Hart- 
ford public high school, 186)5-72; Yale College, 
1872-6; m. Utica, N. Y., June 7, 1881, Clara 
Crouse; one son: Valentine C. Began business 
career after leaving college in actuarial dept. 
of the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co.; 
in brokerage and banking, Utica, N. Y., 1880-7; 
in manufacturing, Utica, 1887-90; mgr. Procter 
& Gamble Distributing Co., at Utica, N. Y., 
1890-5; at Chicago since 1895, distributing the 
soaps of the Procter & Gamble Co. In Dec, 
1898, formed the Orangeine Chemical Co., for 
the manufacture of Orangeine Powders, and 
has since been its pres. Director Hamilton Na- 
tional Bank. Republican. Congregationallst. 
Mem. Scroll and Key Soc. of Yale College. 
Clubs: University, Merchants, Onwentsia, Sad- 
dle and Cycle. Office: 15 Michigan Av. Resi- 
dence: 29 Bellevue PI. 

BABTIiSTT, rrederic Clay, artist (mural 
decorations); b. Chicago, June 1, 1873: s. 
Adolphus Clay and Mary (Pitkin) Bartlett; 
ed. Harvard School, Chicago, N. H. ; Royal 
Acad, of Art, Munich, Ger. (entered 1894); 
studied art in P.aris under Collin, Aman-Jean, 
Whistler, and others; m. White Plains, N. Y., 
Oct. 4, 1898, Dora Tripp. Executed mural deco- 
rations In Univ. of Chicago, 2d Presbyterian 
Church, and now working on five lunettes for 
the McKinley High School. Received silver 
medal at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 
St. Louis, 1904. Mem. Chicago Soc. of Artists, 
Soc. of Western Artists. Dlr. of Hibbard, Spen- 
cer, Bartlett & Co. Clubs: Saddle and Cycle, 
Onwentsia. Address: 2901 Prairie Av. 

BASTIiETT, Frederick Henry, real estate; 
b. Blnghamton, N. Y., Feb. 6, 1875; s. Robert 
and Leodicie (Carle) Bartlett; ed. public 
schools of Big Springs and Midland, Texas, 
until 14 years old, passing eighth grade; m. 
Chicago, Nov. 23, 1898, Fannie I. Sweepe; one 
daughter, Portia. Began business career as 
stock boy with Marshall Field & Co., 1890, 
then salesman until 1896; since then in real 
estate business, and from Feb., 1899, to Dec. 
19, 1904, of firm of Watson & Bartlett, and 
since then head of the firm of Fred'k H. Bart- 
lett & Co., exclusive sales agents and buyers 
of real estate, buying for casli and selling on 
terms, handling Chicago real estate exclusive- 
ly. Republican. Clubs: Hamilton, Automobile. 
Office: 100 Washington St. Residence: 4854 
Washington Av. (Kenwood). 

BABTIiETT, William Alfred, clergyman; b. 
Chicago, Feb. 17, 1858; s. Pres. Samuel Col- 
cord, B., D.D., LL.D., and Mary Bacon Learned 
Bartlett; ed. Brown School, Chicago; Lake 
Forest (111.) Acad.; grad. Phillips Acad., 1876; 
Dartmouth College, 1882; Hartford Theological 
Seminary, 1885 (M.A., 1885; D.D., 1899, Dart- 
mouth); m. Chicago, Feb. 23, 1892, Esther Ade- 
laide Pitkin; children: William Pitkin, Doris 
Jeannette, Richard Learned. Organized, 1885, 
and became first pastor Evanston Av. Con- 
gregational Church, Chicago; became first pas- 
tor Second Congregational Church, Oak Park, 
1889; pastor Kirk St. Congregational Church, 



Lowell, Mass., 1896; pastor First Congrega- 
tional Church, Chicago, since 1901. Lecturer 
in Chicago Theological Seminary, Ocean Park 
Chautauqua, Atlanta Theological Seminary. 
Mem. Apollo Club, Gnosis Soc, Chicago Min- 
isters' Union, Pliillips Alumni Assn., Dart- 
mouth Alumni Assn. Residence: 564 Wash- 
ington Boul. 

BABTIiBTT, William H., broker; senior 
member firm of Bartlett, Frazier & Carrington, 
grain, stocks and bonds; pres. and director 
Calumet Elevator Co.; married. Mem. Chicago 
Board of Trade. Clubs: Chicago, Union League, 
Mid-Day, University, Glen View, Evanston, 
Evanston Country. Summer residence: Ver- 
mejo Park, N. M. Office: 138 Jackson Boul. 
Residence: 1331 Forest Av., Evanston, 111. 

BABTIiBV, Charles Barl, lawyer; b. near 
Coldwater, Mich., July 1, 1869; preparatory 
education at Denison Univ., Granville, O., 1882- 
1885; Harvard Univ., 1885-9; given degree 
LL.B. at Lake Forest Univ., 1895; m. July 17, 
1892, Virginia Forsythe; children: Virginia, 
Gladys. Was engaged in real estate and build- 
ing business at Toledo, O., until 1891; came to 
Chicago and was admitted to bar of state of 
Illinois, 1894; since then engaged in practice 
of law, making a specialty of real estate law. 
Pres. Anglo-American Copper Mining Co.; 
treas. McDonough & Co., and a director in 
other corporations. Republican. Baptist. Mason, 
K. T. Mem. Delta Chi fraternity; also several 
fraternal orders. Clubs: Chicago Athletic; Chi- 
cago Automobile (director, 1903), Harvard, 
Am. Motor League, Colonial, Kenwood Coun- 
try, Illinois Athletic, Automobile Club of Am.; 
also Toledo, Toledo Yacht (Toledo, O.). Office: 
Unity Bldg. Residence: 4634 Drexel Boul. 

BABTIiINa, Iiouis Charles, Chicago mgr. 
National Enameling & Stamping Co.; b. Olden- 
dorf, Prussia, Germany, Oct. 25, 1839; s. Louis 
and Aldine (Fisher) Bartling; ed. public 
schools in Germany; m. in Germany, 1866, 
Minnie Deppmeier; children: Mrs. Minnie Mai, 
Henry W., Mrs. Elizabeth Schick, William C. 
Learned the manufacture of tin and stamped 
ware in Germany and, coming direct from Ger- 
many to Chicago in 1868, at once went to work 
for the Chicago Stamping Co., and continued 
with them until 1884, when became associated 
as vice-pres. with Kieckheffer Bros. Co., of 
Milwaukee, until that business was consoli- 
dated, in 1899, with the Nat. Enameling and 
Stamping Co., of New York, manufacturers 
of pieced, stamped, japanned, galvanized and 
Royal steel and granite enameled wares, of 
which has since been a director and mgr. at 
Chicago. Company has factories in New York, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Milwaukee, Wis.; St. Louis, 
Mo.; Granite City, 111.; New Orleans, La.; Bal- 
timore, Md. Republican. Mason. Office: Kinzie 
and Kingsberry Sts. Residence: 227 Hampden 
Court. 

BARTON, Bnos M., pres. of the Western 
Electric Co.; b. Lorraine, N. Y., Dec 2, 1842; 
s. Sidney William Barton and Fanny Bliss 
Barton; ed. public and private schools and 
Univ. of Rochester; m. 1st, Rochester, N. Y., 
1869, Katharine S. Richardson; children: Alvin 
L., Clara M., Katharine; m. 2d, 1899, Mary C. 
Rust, of Chicago; children: Malcolm S., Evan 
M. Began business life as telegraph office 
messenger; located in Chicago, 1869; became 
sec. of the Western Electric (ZIo., 1872; later 
became vice-pres. and since 1887 has been 
pres. of the company. Also dir. of the Mer- 
chants' Loan and Trust Co. Trustee of the 
Univ. of Chicago. Associate mem. of the Am. 
Institute of Electrical Engineers. Republican. 
Clubs: Chicago, Union League, Commercial, 
Quadrangle, Hinsdale. Office: 259 S. Clinton 
St. Residence: 4920 Greenwood Av. ; summer, 
Hinsdale, 111. 

BARTON, Jesse Billings, lawyer; b. De- 
morestvllle, Ont., Can., May 28, 1850; s. Samuel 
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Albert College, Belleville, Ont., A.B., 1873; 
studied law in offices in Chicago; m., first, 
Ella R. Wilcox, Point Peninsula, JM. Y., Feb. 5, 
lS7y Uied Dec. 27, 1S79); 1 daughter; Ella W. 
(died July 18, 1880); m., second, Brooklyn, N. 
Y., Feb. 25, 1885, Lucy E. Thomas, widow of 
Joseph F. Bonfield; children: Alice M. 
(adopted), Jesse B., Jr., Walter I., Lucy A. 
Taught school and attended college, age 16 to 
23; came to Chicago, 1873; taught school; 
clerked in law offices and Superior Court 
Clerk's office; admitted to bar at Springfield, 
111., Jan., 1876. Asst. corporation counsel of 
Chicago, Oct., 1876, to July, 1879, and again, 
Aug., 1894, to July, 1895; asst. attorney South 
Park Commission, Feb., 1881, to Nov., 1885; 
attorney Chicago & Great Western Ry. Co., 
Nov., 1885, to Jan. 1, 1888; practiced law. Salt 
Lake City and Ogden, Utah, Nov., 1889, to 
Nov., 1892; returned to Chicago; since Nov. 1, 
1899, general attorney and a director Chicago 
Terminal Transfer R. R. Co.; also director 
Wisconsin & Michigan Ry. Co.; pres. Lake 
Michigan Car Ferry Transportation Co. Demo- 
crat. Club: Hinsdale. Office: Grand Central 
Passenger Station. Residence: Hinsdale, 111. 

BABTOIf, William z:ieazer, Congregational 
clergyman; b. Sublette, 111., June 28, 1861; s. 
Dr. Jacob B. and Helen M. Barton; grad. Berea 
College, Ky., 1885; grad. Oberlin Theological 
Seminary, B.D., 1890; A.M., 1890; D.D., 1895; 
m. July 23, 1885, Esther Treat Bushnell, John- 
sonville, O. Ordained, Bera, Ky., June 6, 1885; 
pastor Robbins, Tenn., 1885-7; Litchfield, O., 
1887-90; Wellington, O., 1890-3; Shawmut Con- 
gregational Church, Boston, 1893-9; since Mar., 
1899, First Congregational Church, Oak Park, 
111. Associate editor Bibliotheca Sacra; writer 
of theology, history and fiction; made tour of 
Orient, 1902. Corporate mem. A. B. C. F. M.; 
vice-pres. Congregational S. S. and Pub. Soc. ; 
vlce-pres. Am. Peace Soc; director Congrega- 
tional Education Soc; director Illinois Home 
Missionary Soc; formerly director of Massa- 
chusetts Home Missionary Soc; director Chi- 
cago Theological Seminary; trustee Berea Col- 
lege; lecturer on applied practical theology, 
Chicago Theological Seminary, and on the 
Bible In Its Historical Relations, Am. Dea- 
coness' Assn. Delegate to Triennial Congrega- 
tional Council, 1895, 1898, 1904, and to Interna- 
tional Decennial Council, 1899. Mem. S. A. R., 
Chicago Soc. Biblical Research. Clubs: Congre- 
gational (pres., 1897), Monday (Boston); Con- 
gregational, Westward Ho (Chicago). Author 
of numerous books (see Who's Who in Amer- 
ica). Residence: 228 N. Oak Park Av., Oak 
Park. 111. 

BASCE, Joseph, sec. Siegel, Cooper & Co.; b. 
Prussia, Ger., Mar. 22, 1863; s. Adolph and 
Dora Basch; ed. Germany, finishing at college 
and technical schools at Berlin and Dresden; 
m. Chicago, 1888, Ida Reiss; 1 son, Ralph J. 
Received commercial training in textile cen- 
ters of Berlin and Saxony; came to U. S. at 
age of 18; formed firm of Frledlander & Basch, 
New York, In 1890; became dept. head of Sie- 
gel, Cooper & Co. in 1895, and sec. of the com- 
pany in 1902; also a director of the company; 
in entire control of the merchandise and ad- 
vertising depts. of the entire house. Club: 
Standard. Office: State, "Van Buren and Con- 
gress Sts. Residence: 3363 Calumet Av. 

BASS, Qeorg'e, lawyer; b. Willlamstown, Vt., 
Dec. 10, 1846; s. Joel, Jr., and Catharine 
(Burnham) Bass; attended public schools; 
grad. from academic dept. Harvard Univ., 
1871; B.A., law dept. of Harvard Univ., 1872; 
m. Manitowoc, Wis., Aug. 8, 1894, Elizabeth 
Merrill. Came to Chicago in 1872 and was ad- 
mitted to the bar of Illinois; was in office of 
Judge Beckwith, 1872-5; since then in prac- 
tice for himself, doing a general commercial 
and corporation practice. Elected member of 
the State Senate in 1892: master in chancery, 
1888-1900; presidential elector on the Blaine 



and Logan ticket. Mem. Chicago Bar Assn. 
Clubs: Union League, Harvard (Chicago). 
Office: 140 Dearborn St. Residence: Chicago. 
Summer residence: Manitowoc, Wis. 

BASS, John Foster, war correspondent; b. 
Chicago, 1806; s. Perkins and Clara (Foster) 
Bass; grad. Phillips Exeter Acad., 1SS6; Har- 
vard, 1891; Harvard Law School, 1893; ad- 
mitted to New Y'ork bar, 1894. Campaigns: 
1895, in Egypt with English, and Cretan insur- 
rection; 1896, across Armenia at the time of 
massacre; 1897, Cretan rebellion and Greek 
war; 1898, Spanish-American war; 1899, 
Philippine insurrection; 1900, Boxer insurrec- 
tion in China and march of allies to the relief 
of Pekin; 1903, Bulgarian uprising in Mace- 
donia; 1904, Russo-Japanese war, 6 months 
in the field with Kuroki's army. Fellow of the 
Royal Geographical Society of London. Club: 
University. Office: 189 LaSalle St. Residence: 
135 Lincoln Park Boul. 

BASS, Bobert Perkins, real estate; b. Chi- 
cago, Sept. 1, 1873; s. Perkins and Clara (Fos- 
ter) Bass; ed. schools of Boston, Mass., and 
grad. Harvard Univ., A.B., In class of 1896; 
attended Harvard Law School 2 years, 1896-98, 
then returned to Chicago; unmarried. Since 
1898 has been engaged in looking after the 
estate of his father, Perkins Bass (who died in 
1899) and also the management of other 
estates and trust funds and the transaction 
of a general real estate business. Republican. 
Clubs: Chicago Literary, University, Chicago 
Athletic, Chicago Golf. Office: 189 LaSalle St. 
Residence: 300 Schiller St. 

BASSETT, Orland P.; b. Towanda, Pa., Mar. 
31, 1831; s. John W. and Angeline (Crooker) 
Bassett; ed. public schools and in printing of- 
fice; m. Apr. 5, 1858, Betsey M. Shelton; 1 
daughter: Kate B. (wife of Charles L. Wash- 
burn, of Hinsdale). Began printing business 
for self at Towanda, Pa., 1854; came West in 
1857 and located at Sycamore, 111., as publisher 
of the Sycamore True Republican for 9 years; 
sold out and removed to Chicago, conducting 
a job office until 1874, when he bought out rhe 
Pictorial Printing Co., of which is still at head 
as pres., treas., mgr. and dir. ; also treas. and 
dlr. of the J. F. Lawrence Printing Co. Since 
1887 has resided at Hinsdale, 111., where he 
has some of the largest green houses in the 
vicinity of Chicago, and is head of the firm 
of Bassett & Washburn, florists, on Wabash 
Av., Chicago. Republican. Clubs: Chicago Ath- 
letic, Hamilton, Hinsdale. Office: 76 Wabash 
Av. Residence: Hinsdale, 111. 

BASTIAN, Charles Z^eopold, brass founder; 
b. Baden-Baden, Germany, Nov. 16, ISOl; s. 
Frederick and Pauline Bastian; ed. public 
schools of Baden-Baden, Germany, and Meyers 
Commercial College, Milwaukee, Wis.; m. Chi- 
cago, Feb. 18, 1888, Meta Schroeder; children: 
Pauline, Emily, Emil, Henrietta, Elsa. Came 
from Germany to U. S., 1880, settling in Mil- 
waukee, where was engaged in electrical busi- 
ness until 1886, when came to Chicago, becom- 
ing mem. of firm of T. S. Wild & Son, brass 
founders and finishers, to whom succeeded, 
1888, the C. L. Bastian Manufacturing Co.. of 
which he Is supt. and mgr., the works occupy- 
ing 60,000 square feet of floor space and the 
company making leading features of the manu- 
facture of fire dept. supplies, bottling ma- 
chinery, brewers' supplies and carbonic acid 
gas specialties. Mason: Blue lodge and chapter. 
Mem. North American Union, Harmonle Sing- 
ing Soc. Club: Germania. Office: 76-82 Illi- 
nois St. Residence: 2624 N. Paulina St. 

BASTBUP, ILouis, lawver; b. Kolding. Den- 
mark, July 8, 1856; s. N. W. and Adelaide 
(Cohn) Bastrup; ed. Real-Gymnasium, Kold- 
ing, Denmark, 1863-9; entered Johanneum Col- 
lege, Hamburg. Ger., 1869; afterward grad. 
Univ. of Copenhagen, Denmark. 1875 (degree 
of I^L. M.. honorifi causa, conferred by Univ. 
of Notre Dame, Ind., 1894); m. Copenhagen, 



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Denmark, Sept. 4, 1884, Nancy Gundorph; 1 
daughter: Stephanie Adelaide. Was admitted 
to the bar in 1878; afterward went into mer- 
cantile business; came to Chicago; was credit 
mgr. for a large Chicago house for 6 years; 
went into general law practice, 1893, as law 
partner of John Gibbons, now judge of the 
Circuit Court of Cook Co.; in 1895, with Hugh 
O'Neill, established the copartnership of Bas- 
trup & O'Neill, lawyers, of which he is still 
senior mem. Author of a treatise on marine 
insurance, and several works on history, es- 
pecially: Life of Gustavus Adolphus. Repub- 
lican. Mem. Illinois State Bar Assn., Chicago 
Bar Assn., Germania Mannerchor, Notre Dame 
Soc, and divers Danish societies. Club: Ger- 
mania. Office: Reaper Blk. Residence: 597 La- 
Salle Av. 

BATES, Henry Moore, lawyer; b. Chicago, 
Mar. 30, 1869; s. George Chapman and Alice 
E. Bates; ed. Chicago grammar and high 
schools and Park Institute, 1875-86; grad. 
Ph.B., Univ. of Michigan, 1890; LL.B., North- 
western Univ. Law School, 1892; m. Chicago, 
Sept. 4, 1894, Helen Belfleld Bates; 1 daughter: 
Helen Belfleld Bates. Admitted to bar, Illi- 
nois Supreme Court, June, 1892; since then In 
continuous practice in Chicago; partner of 
John Maynard Harlan, 1898-1903; for college 
year, 1903-4, prof, law of wills, sales and 
municipal corporations, Univ. of Michigan. 
Mem. Am. Historical Assn., Chicago Law In- 
stitute. Republican. Clubs: University, Chicago 
Literary, Chicago Law, Homewood. Office: 
Marquette Bldg. Residence: Ann Arbor, Mich. 

BATES, Morley Da Costa, physician; b. Mil- 
lersburg, Iowa Co., la., Sept. 17, 1872; s. Dr. 
Homer O. and Dr. Laura (Cowgill) Bates; 
ed. Chicago public schools, graduating West 
Division High School, 1893; grad. Rush Med. 
College, M.D., 1896; m. Chicago, Aug. 29, 1900, 
Edith Gray Brown; 1 daughter: Katherine 
Brown. After graduation was interne Presby- 
terian Hosp., 1897-8; then appointed surgeon 
for Homestake Mining Co., of Lead and Dead- 
wood, S. Dak., serving 2 years; since then in 
practice in Chicago. Now instructor in Rush 
Med. College; now attending physician Grace 
Hosp.; lecturer Presbyterian Hosp. School for 
Nurses; now district physician and lecturer for 
the committee on the Prevention of Tuber- 
culosis of The Visiting Nurses' Association, 
Chicago; physician Metropolitan Elevated Ry. 
Formerly attending physician to the Nat. Tem- 
perance Hosp.; ex-med. examiner for the New 
York Life, The Equitable Life and the Mutual 
Life of New York, insurance companies, at 
Lead, S. Dak.; Mem. Physicians' Club, Am. 
Med. Assn., Illinois State Med. Soc, Chicago 
Med. Soc, Chicago Laryngological and Otolog- 
Ical Soc, Alumni Soc. of Rush Med. College, 
Assn. of ex-Presbyterian Hospital Internes. 
Republican. Methodist. Club: Illinois. Office: 
Cor. Jackson Boul. and Halsted St. Residence: 
171 Warren A v. 

BATES, Onward, bridge engineer; b. St. 
Charles Co., Mo., Feb. 24. 1850. Engineer and 
superintendent of building of the Chicago, 

Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry. Co., 1888 ; now 

pres. Bates «fe Rogers Construction Co., con- 
tractors for bridges, etc. Mem. Am. Soc. of 
Civil Engineers. Office: 355 Dearborn St. Resi- 
dence: 320 Belden Av. 

BATES, Eobert Peck, head master Chicago 
Latin School; b. Coventry, R. I., Jan. 28, 1872; 
s. Mason Arnold and Cornelia (Peck) Bates; 
prepared for college at Windliam High School, 
Willimantic, Conn.; grad. Trinity College, 
Hartford, Conn., 1893; unmarried. Head master 
Chicago Latin School since 1894. Member 
Episcopal Church. Clubs: University, Chicago 
Literarv. Office: 561-563 E. Division St. Resi- 
dence: 7 Scott St. 

BATES, Thomas, lawyer; b. Grlggsvllle, 
Pike Co., 111., Mar. 4, 1844; s. Thomas and 
Elvira (Cleveland) Bates; ed. public schools; 



was in government service as a wagon-master 
under Gen. Sully in his expedition against the 
Indians, 1865-6; assisted father in his lum- 
ber office at Lincoln, 111.; was principal of 
Oilman (111.) public school 4 years, reading 
law during the last 2; came to Chicago, April, 
1876, and finished legal studies in office of 
Leonard Swett; m. Dec. 24, 1870, Sarah H., 
daughter of Albion Ricker, of Turner, Me.; 
children: Rose Cleveland, Alfred Ricker. Ad- 
mitted to Illinois bar, Sept., 1876, and was for 
2 years mem. of firm of Swett & Bates, then 
for 1 year of Higgins, Swett & Bates, later of 
Swett, Bates & Haskell and now of Bates, 
Harding & Atkins. Democrat. Club: Bvanston 
Country. Office: 171 LaSalle St. Residence: 
2112 Orrington Av., Evanston, 111. 

BATTEN, John Henry, lawyer; b. London, 
Eng., July 16, 1850; s. John H. and Mary Ann 
Batten; ed. Franklin and Newberry Schools, 
Chicago, 1856-66; Racine College, Racine, Wis., 
1866-9; studied law in Chicago in the office of 
Dent & Black; m. Naperville, 111., Aug. 26, 
1874, Ida Haight; children: Marion (Mrs. 
Albert Hayes Wetten), Percy Haight, Ralph 
Ellswortii. Admitted to bar, 1871; state's at- 
torney DuPage Co., 111., 1888-96; county judge 
DuPage Co., first to fill unexpired term and 
later for full term, from June, 1897, to Dec, 
1902, and sat in county court of Cook Co., at 
Chicago, for 2 years as acting county judge, 
assisting Judge Carter; was acting probate 
judge of Cook Co. from Mar. 20, 1899, to Dec. 
1, 1900, having charge of the probate court 
from the resignation of Judge Kohlsaat and 
until Judge Cutting was elected and took his 
seat. Republican. Club: Hamilton. Office: 145 
LaSalle St. Residence: 5216 Madison Av. 

BAUM, ■William I^ouls, physician; b. Morris, 
111., May 11, 1867; s. Henry and Elizabeth 
(Zorrman) Baum; ed. public schools of Mor- 
ris, 111., Morris Normal School and Jefferson 
Med. College, Philadelphia, Pa., graduating, 
M.D., 1888; located a short time at Morris, 111., 
but late in 1888 went to Europe, taking special 
courses in univs. and hosps. of Vienna and Ber- 
lin. Unmarried. Since 1891 engaged in practice 
in Chicago as specialist in skin and venereal 
diseases. Treas. and prof, of skin and venereal 
diseases Chicago Post-Graduate Med. School; 
dermatologist to Baptist. German and Chicago 
hosps.; attending physician for contagious dis- 
eases in Cook Co. Hosp. Mem. Physicians' 
Club; sec Chicago Medico-Legal Soc; fellow 
Chicago Acad, of Medicine; mem. Chicago Der- 
matological Soc, Am. Urological Association 
(treasurer), American Medical Assn., Illinois 
State Med. Soc, Chicago Med. Soc, Chicago 
Pathological Soc, Mississippi Valley Med. Soc, 
Tri-State Med. Soc. Republican; was coroner 
of Grundy Co., 1888. Clubs: Chicago, Chicago 
Athletic, Marquette, Chicago Yacht (fleet sur- 
geon). Office: 103 State St. Residence: 807 
Pullman Bldg. 

BA'DMANN, Ferdinand Otto, manufacturer; 
b. Watertown, Wis., Jan. 29, 1853; s. Jacob and 
Margareth (Meyer) Baumann; ed. public 
schools of Watertown, Wis.; m. Chicago, Nov. 
5, 1883, Carrie Linsenbarth; children: Nettie 
A., Frances, Lucille. Began active business ca- 
reer as cabinet maker at A. H. Andrews & 
Co.'s, in 1875, and rose to general supt., leav- 
ing in 1895; then in mantel manufacturing 
business in the Baumann-Simon Co. Tmtil 1898; 
since Feb. 1, 1898, supt., sec. and director of 
the William H. Warren Manufacturing Co., 
manufacturers of interior finish, bank and of- 
fice fixtures. Gold Democrat. Protestant. Mem. 
North Chicago Bowling Assn. Office: Black- 
hawk St. and Smith Av. Residence: 514 Dear- 
born Av. 

BA'CEB, John C, publisher; b. La Porte, 
Ind., Oct. 25, 1858; s. Anton and Catherine 
Bauer; went to Aurora, 111., In early childhood, 
living there until 17 years old; ed. Aurora pub- 
lic schools; m. Chicago, May 25, 1881, Lena M. 



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Stevens; children: John W., Harry W. Began 
work when 9 years old; learned printers' trade 
in Aurora, 111., and in 1873 became a printer on 
the Chicago Times; establislied Union Printing 
Co. in 1887 and in 1889 organized the Horse 
Review Co., publishers of the Horse Review, 
of which is pres. and treas. Republican. Of- 
fice: Masonic Temple. Residence: Naperville, 
111. 

BATTMEB, Norbert Josepb, mgr. and attor- 
ney the Will & Baumer Co.; b. Utica, N. Y., 
Oct. 13, 1878; s. George J. and Elizabeth (Mac- 
Donald) Baumer; ed. Franklin (public) School 
and High School, Syracuse, N. Y., Syracuse 
Univ. and Columbia Univ. in the class of 1897; 
unmarried. Previous to graduation spent much 
time in the candle, stearine and glycerine fac- 
tories of the Will & Baumer Co., Syracuse, 
N. Y. ; entered into permanent employ of that 
company July 5, 1897, and worked in all depts.; 
became asst. supt. of the company's Alvord St. 
Works in Syracuse, N. Y., early in 1899; was 
sent to the New York office in Sept., 1901, to 
learn the manufacture of candle shades until 
Jan. 8, 1902, when was appointed mgr. and at- 
torney at Chicago for the company. Clubs: 
Highland Athletic (Syracuse, N. Y.), Syracuse 
Yacht, Crescent Athletic (Brooklyn, N. Y.). 
Office: 199 E. Madison St. Residence: 5215 
Madison Av. 

BAUMGABTIi, Zsldor, chairman of board of 
directors of the United Breweries Co.; b. 
Pesth, Hungary, Mar. 29, 1860; s. Adolph and 
Betty (Stein) Baumgartl; ed. high school and 
Dyrenforth Univ., graduating 1878; m. Chicago, 
1881, Bertha Wilhartz; children: Clara, Lillie, 
Leroy, Olga, Gertrude. Began business life 
as bookkeeper in the wholesale liquor house of 
Joseph Stein & Co. in 1878; in 1880 was admit- 
ted to partnership in firm known as Stein & 
Baumgartl, and in 1882 firm consolidated busi- 
ness with that of Adolph Stein and became 
known as Stein Bros. &. Baumgartl. Severed 
active connection with that firm in 1887, en- 
gaging in the real estate business, and in 1889 
built the Calumet Distilling Co.'s distillery; 
sold that to the trust and organized Monarch 
Brewing Co.; consolidated that in United Brew- 
eries Co., of which is now head as chairman 
of the board. Built Art Wall Paper Mills, 
1900, and is now pres. and director; also sec. 
Stein Bros., vice-pres. Associated Jewish 
Charities, of Chicago. Club; Standard. Office: 
1st Nat. Bank Bldg. Residence; 4837 Grand 
Boul. 

BAUB, Jacob, chemist, pharmacist; b. Louis- 
ville, Ky., Sept. 12, 1856; .s. J. J. and Marie 
(Stuber) Baur; ed. public schools and grad. 
from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, 1881; 
unmarried. Was in drug business, Terre Haute, 
Ind., 1869-90; also in flour mill business, 
1887-8, at Terre Haute; since 1888 pres. and 
mgr. of the Liquid Carbonic Co., operating 
plants at Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh, St. 
Louis, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Min- 
neapolis, Kansas City, Dallas, Tex., and At- 
lanta, Ga. ; also pres. and treas. of the Laun- 
dry Blue Co.. and pres. and treas. of the 
Charles L. Bastian Manufacturing Co., brass 
founders and finishers. Mem. Soc. of Chemical 
Industries of England and America. Am. Phar- 
maceutical Assn. Republican. Episcopalian. 
Clubs; Marquette, Union League, Germania, 
Chicago Drug, Westward Ho. Office; 6 7 Wells 
St. Residence: Virginia Hotel. 

BAUBMANN, Gustav, mgr., PhoBnix Car 
Spring Co.; b. Louisville, Ky., June 30, 1859; 
s. Gustav and Lydia (Picard) Baurmann; ed. 
public schools of Louisville, Ky. ; m. Rich- 
mond, Va., Sept. 21, 1881, Elizabeth Ryan; one 
son: Henry R. Sec. Western Steel and Spring 
Co., 1882-92, mgr. collection dept., Deering 
Harvester Co., 1893-4, mgr. Chicago Sewing 
Machine Co, lS;t5-1903, mgr. Phienlx Car 
Spring Co. since 1903. Republican. Office: Rook- 
ery Bldg. Residence: 494 Belden Av. 



BAUSEEB, Henry, commission merchant In 
cotton seed oils, rosin, soap stock, etc.; b. New 
York City, Oct. 7, 1847; s. Henry and Elizabeth 
Genevieve (Gray) Bausher; ed. New York; 
served In Civil War as acting quartermaster; 
was afterward collector of internal revenue 
for the Second Dist. of Louisiana; m. at Coop- 
erstown, N. Y., 1892, Miss May Browning. 
Started in business as a member of the firm 
of Fogg, Bausher & Co., burned out In the 
great fire of 1871; business was resumed after 
the fire and developed into the large refining 
and packing business of Peck & Bausher. 
After Mr. Peck's death started Board of Trade 
commission business, and now pres. and direc- 
tor of H. Bausher Co., commission merchants 
and dealers in cottonseed oils, rosin, Ceylon 
and Cochin oils, silicate of soda, purified soap 
stock, tallow, grease, turpentine, etc. Repub- 
lican. Episcopalian. Clubs: Chicago, Saddle and 
Cycle. Office: 169 Jackson Boul. Residence: 384 
LaSalle Av. 

BAXTBB, Qeorgre Edwin, physician; b. 
Griggsville, 111., Oct. 27, 1874; s. Edwin Walter 
^P,*? X -^f.^^" Maria Baxter; grad. Griggsville 
(111.) High School, May, 1891; Whipple Acad., 
Jacksonville, 111., June, 1893; Illinois College, 
Jacksonville, 111., Ph.B., June, 1896; North- 
wesetrn Univ. Med. School, M.D., 1899; m. 
June 7, 1905, Cecile Maude Hitchcock. Interne 
St. Luke's Hosp., Chicago, 1899-1901; clinical 
instructor in medicine since 1902; instructor 
in pathology, 1902-3; instructor in haemotol- 
ogy, 1902-4, Northwestern Univ. Med. School. 
Mem. dispensary staff, St. Luke's Hosp.; sec 
North Shore Branch Med. Soc. since 1902; 
mem. Am. Med. Assn., Chicago Med. Soc, Illi- 
nois State Med. Soc, Physicians' Club. Repub- 
lican. Congregationalist. Club: Casino (Edge- 
water). Office: 1916 Evanston Av. Residence: 
2317 Kenmore Av. 

BAY, George Philip, banker; b. Wiborg, Den- 
mark, July 9, 1830; s. Soren and Henriette 
Bay; liberal education in Denmark; m. 1855, 
Clara T., daughter of R. Buck, of McHenry 
Co., 111.; eleven children; of whom those living 
are Mrs. Clara H. Miller, Mrs. Alice B. Bllsh, 
Charles P., Hiram H., Effie L., Henry M., Irene 
Jeannette, George P., Jr. Learned trade of 
wood turner; came from Denmark direct to 
Chicago in 1852; was engaged In furniture 
business until 1861; in retail grocery trade, 
1861-73; established in 1873 the banking house 
of Peterson & Bay, which, in 1899, was Incor- 
porated as the Western State Bank, of which 
was pres., 1899-1900. Residence: 6400 Went- 
worth Av. 

BAYIEY, Edwin Fisher, lawyer; b. Manllus, 
N. Y., June 11, 1845; s. Calvin Chapin and Ann 
Sophia (Fisher) Bayley; early life on farm 
near Waupun, Wis., where he attended school 
until 1858; in acad. of Brockway College (af- 
terward Ripon College), 1858-64; served enlist- 
ment of 100 days as private, Co. B, 41st Wis- 
consin Inf'y, summer of 1864: in Ripon College, 
1864-6, Amherst College, 1866-8, graduating, 
A.B.; grad. from St. Louis Law School, 1870; 
m. Chicago, Nov., 1876, Anna Katharine Ober; 
children: Helen (Mrs. Charles T. Mordock, 
Terre Haute, Ind.) and Katharine (Mrs. Ed- 
win H. Clark, Chicago). Began practice of law 
at St. Louis, Mo., in office of Elmer B. Adams 
(now U. S. Dist. Judge) in 1871; came to Chi- 
cago, Oct. 9, 1872; mem. of firm of Scoville, 
Corwin & Bayley until 1877; practiced alone, 
1877-85; mem. of firm of Bayley & Waldo, 1885- 
95; since then (with Charles R. Webster) of 
Bayley & Webster. Republican, with "mug- 
wump" tendencies. Mem. Kenwood Evangelical 
Church. Clubs: Kenwood, Union League, Wash- 
ington Park, Homewood, Chicago, City. OfFce: 
153 LaSalle St. Residence: 4634 Greenwood .iv 

BAYLIES, Bipley N., lawver; b. St Helena 
Parish, La., Sept. 5, 1845; s. Nicholas and Har- 
riet (Gaboon) Baylies; ed. public schools Polk 
Co. and in the collegiate and law depts. o* 



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the Univ. of Iowa; was resident of Iowa from 
age of 14 to 1892; m. Osage Mission, Kas., 1873, 
Miss Harriett Sinnamon (now deceased) ; cliil- 
dren: Mrs. Nettie B. Poor, Fred N., Harry L.., 
Harriet H. Admitted to bar in Iowa in 1867, 
and practiced in Kansas several years; tlien 
at Des Moines, la., until 1890, when was 
elected judge of the Circuit Court of Pollc Co., 
la., and at expiration of term resumed prac- 
tice; since 1892 has been engaged in practice 
of law in Chicago. Is also pres. of tne Rocli- 
ford Construction Co., and pres. of the Rock- 
ford and Interurban Ry. Co. Republican. Club: 
Kenwood. Office: 1425 Unity Bldg. Residence: 
170 Fifty-first St. 

BAYN£S, James, editor; b. Valley Forge, 
near Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 30, 1840; s. Bee- 
zon and Lowry (Humphries) Baynes; ed. pub- 
lic schools in Pennsylvania and Indiana; m. 
Salem, Ind., Nov. 21, 1871, Ella Lyon; children: 
Harry L., Clara. Served 3 years in 5th Ind. 
Cav., Co. E, in Army of the Ohio, 1862-5; par- 
ticipated in Sherman's movements from Cliat- 
tanooga to Jonesboro. Moved to Indiana when 
15 years old and located on farm, remaining 
there until 1879; then went to Alexandria, S. 
Dak., and engaged in publishing the Alexan- 
dria Herald; started the American Swineherd 
in 1884 and in 1890 removed it to Chicago, 
where has since resided, as its editor and 
senior mem. of firm of James Baynes & Son, 
its publishers. Republican; was mem. of the 
Territorial Legislature of Dakota, lSSO-1. 
Mem. George G. Meade Post, G. A. R. Office: 
323 Dearborn St. Residence: 522 W. 61st PI. 
BEACH, Bill Alonzo, pres. Beach- Wickham 
Grain Co.; b. Stratford, N. H., July 9, 1842; s. 
Lawrence Clinton and Lucy A. (Brockett) 
Beach; came west with parents in 1852; ed. 
Beloit, Wis., and Darlington, Wis., finishing 
at the Platteville Acad. ; then taught school in 
winter of 1863; m. first, Oct. 13, 1868, Abbie D. 
Stillwell, of Providence, R. I. (died, Jan., 
1881); children: Annie S., Henry L., Clinton S. ; 
m. second, Harriett A. Peck, Providence, R. I. 
In Jan., 1864, came to Chicago; served an ap- 
prenticeship of 3 years in office of David H. 
Lincoln, with whom became partner in June, 
1867; firm dissolved, 1877, each partner contin- 
uing alone; in 1879 became partner in Mead, 
Beach & Co., which continued until 1890; from 
then until 1902, E. A. Beach & Co.; since 1903, 
pres. of the Beach-Wickham Grain Co., which 
was incorporated in that year; director Board 
of Trade from 1893-6. Mem., deacon and trus- 
tee of Memorial Baptist Church. Office: Postal 
Telegraph Bldg. Residence: 57 Bryant Av. 

BBACH, Elmer Ellsworth, lawyer; b. Civil 
Bend, Fremont Co., la., Dec. 19, 1861; s. Henry 
W. and Eva E. (Canfield) Beach; ed. public 
school Antrim City, Mich., Grand Rapids gram- 
mar school. Grand Rapids High School, 1877- 
1881, graduating, 1880 German course, 1881 
in classical course; Univ. of Michigan, 1881-4, 
graduating, B.A. ; m. Ann Arbor, Mich., July 
27, 1889, Jessie E. Taylor; children: Elizabeth 
Clara and Mae Vee. Studied law and was ad- 
mitted to bar in 1888; now mem. of the law 
firm of Beach & Beach. Pres. Northwestern 
Development Co. (mining). Republican. Mason, 
Park Lodge, Park Chapter, Evanston Comman- 
dery, and Medinah Temple (Shrine). Mem. 
Royal League, K. P., Chicago Bar Assn., Illi- 
nois State Bar Assn. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, 
Marquette, Hamilton, Birchwood. Office: Ash- 
land Blk. Residence: 1140 Lunt Av. (Rogers 
Park). 

BBACH, Myron Hawley, lawyer; b. Seneca 
Falls, N. T., May 22, 1828; s. Elam and Han- 
nah (Edwards) Beach; ed. district school; at 
Seneca Falls Acad., winters of 1845-6, Ham- 
ilton College, 1850-3, graduating A.B., 1853; 
m. Seneca Falls, N. Y., Dec. 23, 1857. Helen 
Mary Hoskins; children: Lansing H., Harrison 
L., Woolsey E. Prof, of mathematics. Brock- 
port Collegiate Institute, 1853; principal Sen- 



eca Falls Acad., 1853-6; admitted to bar 1856; 
served in Union Army in 1864. Engaged in 
practice at Dubuque, la., where he was director 
of the Board of Education, and a director of 
the German Theological Seminary; in practice 
in Chicago since 1885. Republican. Presbyte- 
rian. Mem. G. A. R., Loyal Legion, Alpha Delta 
Phi College Fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa Col- 
lege Fraternity; Am. Historical Assn. Clubs: 
Union League, Caxton. Mem. Am. Bar Assn; 
also Chicago and Illinois Bar Assns. Office: 
The Rookery. Residence: 3630 Lake Av. 

BEACH, Baymond Walter, lawyer; b. Perci- 
val, la., Nov. 29, 1863; s. Henry Walter and 
Eva (Canfield) Beach; spent most of boyhood 
and youth in Grand Rapids and Charlevoix, 
Mich.; ed. grammar and high schools. Grand 
Rapids, Mich., and in Univ. of Michigan, grad- 
uating B.S. and C.E., 1886, and from law dept., 
LL.B., 1889; m. Chicago, Oct. 4. 1892, Jennie 
Healy; one daughter: Ethel Corinne. Admitted 
to bar of Illinois, 1889, and at once joined his 
brother, Elmer E. Beach, present firm of Beach 
& Beach, in general practice of law, making a 
specialty of corporation, real estate and insur- 
ance law. Also treas. and director Northwest- 
ern Development Co. and other corporations. 
Lecturer on common law pleadings in Chicago 
I.iaw School and a mem. of the Faculty. Mem. 
Chicago Bar Assn., Illinois State Bar Assn., 
Delta Ypsilon fraternity. Republican. Mason. 
Club: Illinois Athletic. Office: 59 Clark St. Res- 
idence: 857 Pratt Av. 

BEAI^E, William Gerrish, lawyer; b. Win- 
throp, Kennebec Co., Me., Sept. 10, 1854; s. 
William and Lucinda (Bacon) Beale; ancestors 
early settlers of Massachusetts and Maine; ed. 
public schools, Winthrop, Me., Winthrop High 
School, Waterville (Me.) Classical Institute, 
Hallowell (Me.) Classical and Scientific School 
and Bowdoin College, graduating, 1877; unmar- 
ried. Studied law in office of Williams & 
Thompson, Chicago; admitted to Illinois bar, 
1881, and has since then been continuously in 
practice in Cliicago in connection with the law 
firms of Isham & Lincoln, and Isham, Lincoln 
& Beale. Served one term as mem. of the 
Board of Education of Chicago, declining re- 
appointment; corporation counsel of Chicago, 
1895-7. Republican. Clubs: Chicago, Union 
League, Union (Chicago); also Union, Univer- 
sity and Lawyers' (New York). Office: 184 La 
Salle St. Residence: 10 Astor St. 

BEABD, Charles Heady, physician; b. Spen- 
cer Co., Ky., Jan. 27, 1855; s. James P. and 
Emerin (Heady) Beard; ed. public schools of 
SpencSr Co., Ky., and Transylvania Univ., Lex- 
ington, Ky. ; grad. from med. dept. Univ. of 
Louisville, Kv., M.D., 1877; m. Cannelton, Ind., 
Sept., 1888, Laura Clark; children: Halard, 
Charlotte. In general practice at Cannelton, 
Ind., 1877-83; went to New York City, 1883, 
and studied at Post-Graduate Med. School, 
Polyclinic, Knapp's Institute, and then became 
house surgeon, Manhattan Eye and Ear Hosp. 
Studied in London, Paris, Zurich and Vienna 
about 2 years. In Chicago since 1887, making 
specialty of eye and ear practice. Was made 
asst. surgeon Illinois Charitable Eye and Ear 
Infirmary, 1887, and surgeon in 1890; oculist 
to Cook Co. Hosp., 1 year, and attending phy- 
sician at Central Free Dispensary a year; ocu- 
list to Passavant Memorial Hosp.; ex-pres. 
Chicago Ophthalmological and Otological Soc. ; 
mem. Mississippi Valley Med. Assn., Am. Med. 
Assn., Illinois State Med. Soc, Chicago Med. 
Soc, Chicago Neurological Soc, Physicians' 
Club. Office: 34 Washington St. Residence: 264 
E. Sixty-first St. 

BEABD, Thomas Francis (known only as 
"Frank Beard"), artist; b. Cincinnati, Feb. 6, 
1842; s. James H. and Mary Caroline Beard; ed. 
Cincinnati and Painesville, O. Served in Civil 
War in 7th Ohio Regt.; furnished pictures for 
all leading periodicals from age of 12 to the 
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N. Y. ; has lectured for lyceums for 25 years; I^eague, Chicago Athletic, Chicago Yacht, 

first lecture was entitled "Challc Talk," from Ilomewood. Office: 315 Dearborn St. Residence: 

which the word originated; prof Lesthetics, Flossnioro, 111. 

Syracuse Univ., 1S81. Autlior: Black Boai'd In BEAUMOITT, Oeorg'e, architect; b. Farnley, 

the Sunday School; and numerous short sto- near Lcod.s, Yorksliire, England, Feb. 13, 1854; 

ries. Office: 110 L,aSalle Av. Residence: 3525 s. James and Elizabeth (Gledhill) Beaumont; 

Calumet Av. common school education obtained in Farnlev 

BEARDSIiEX:, Pranklln Smllle, manufactur- Iron Oo.'s schools, near Leeds, England; m. 

er; b. on farm in DeKalb Co., 111., Dec. 28, 1861; Chicago, Apr. 13, 1882, Harriet Wood, of Leeds, 

s. Smilie Ransom and Ruth (Hebron) Beards- England (deceased); children: Marie, Franci.s 

lee; ed. public scliools of Iroquois Co., 111., and Harold, George Stanley, Bessie. Began study 

at Grand Prairie Seminary, Onarga, 111., grad- of architecture Nov. 1, 1869; obtained medal of 

uating 1S84; m. Chicago, Apr. 8, 1891, Char- Leeds and Yorkshire Architectural Assn., 

lotte Isabel Harland; one son: Harland Frank- Leeds, England, 1880; mem. Royal Institute of 

lln. After leaving school, 1884, traveled for British Architects since 1881; traveled exten- 

various firms in tlie gas and electric fixture sively in Europe for architectural study; emi- 

line, out of Chicago, until 1889; in 1889 was grated to U. S., locating in Chicago, Sept. 2, 

one of the corporators of the W. S. Edwards 1881; employed as architectural draftsman 

Manufacturing Co., with which he remained and general supt. on buildings to Feb. 4, 1886; 

until August, 1901; witlidrew and organized since then in general practice on own account, 

the Beardslee Chandelier Manufacturing Co. Organized Architectural Club, Chicago (pres., 

(wholesale manufacturers of gas, electric and 1886-7); fellow Am. Institute of Architects, 

combination fixtures), of which he is pres. mem. (now pres.) Illinois Chapter of same; 

Republican. Club: Edgewater (Casino). Office: mem. Chicago Architects' Business Assn. 

253-255 S. Canal St. Residence: 1430 Montrose (pres. 1899-1900). Independent in politics. 

Boul. Protestant Episcopalian. Office: 115 Dearborn 

BEATON, Savld, congregational clergyman; St. Residence: 13 Surrey Ct. 
b. Arbuthnot, Scotland, 1848; ed. Aberdeen and BEATTMONT, John P., physician; b. Free- 

Unlv. of Edinburgh (M.A.): ordained to min- port. 111., Mar. 29, 1855; s. John H. and Alcista 

Istry, 1877; pres. Redfleld College, S. D., 1889- Bedee Beaumont; ed. public schools of Free- 

91; since 1891 pastor Lincoln Park Congrega- port, 111., acad. at Montrose, N. J., and Hahne- 

tlonal Church, Chicago. Pres. of the Polytech- mann Med. College, Philadelphia, M.D., 1877; 

nlc Soc. of Chicago since 1903. Author: Cyrus m. Chicago, 1896, Carrie R. Wilder. After grad- 

the Magician, 1898, P8; Selfhood and Service, nation located in practice of medicine at Min- 

1898, R3; A Scientific System of Religious neapolis, Minn., 1877-94; was prof, diseases of 

Education. Address: 1920 Arlington PI. eye at Univ. of Minnesota, 1890-4; since then 

BEATTIE, Charles Stuart, lawyer; b Ot- ^^ practice of medicine in Chicago, specializ- 
tawa. 111., Sept. 20, 1855; s. Charles J. and In^ in .Jl'^®^^®.^ ^^^/'i® f^®' ®^'\' • "°^®' ^^".'^ 
Eliza B. (Card) Beattie; removed with parents tjiroat. Mem. Am Med. Assn., Chicago Med. 
In 1857 to Pontiac, 111., and was ed. in public Soc Republican. Mason (32°). Clubs: Chicago 
and high schools there; removed to Chicago, ^^^^^^^^aJ^^^^D.^^'^J^I^^'^^^^ -r^^^-^J^^' Chicago 
1872, studied law in office of John Lyle King 1 Press Office: 103 State St. Residence: High- 
year and after that in office of Charles J. Beat- '^"<L?^i^',iJ,:™ .,». -x « ^ ^ .^ v,,. i. 
tie, his father; m. New Orleans, La., Dec. 25, ^^'^F'^?.^^' ^^^^. Q-, asst. to the publish- 
1884, Miss Florence L. Smith; a daughter: er of the Chicago Daily News; b. Canada; re- 
Gladys. Admitted to bar Jan., 1876, by exami- moved to U. S. in infancy. Taught school and 
nation before Supreme Court in Springfield, studied law; afterward did newspaper work 
Democrat. Odd Fellow, K. P., A. O. U. W. Of- *n various cities of the United States and 
flee: 131 LaSalle St. Residence: 1081 W. Wash- Caiiada: has been connected with the Chicago 
ington Boul Dally News since 1879. Clubs: Union League, 

BEATT7, Boss James, general mgr. Inland Quadrangle, Caxton. Office: 123 Fifth Av. Resi- 
Steel Co.; b. on farm in Beaver Co., Pa., Aug. <^ence: 6022 Kimbark Av. ^ , ,„ 
12, 1854; s. Jonathan and Perthenia Jane , o?o^^^'-»?!^Y*^; '^^^®^V !^- ^,^'®I"- H'^V *^^*- ^^V 
(Sheets) Beatty; ed. public schools, acad. at IpSSj s. Micha^el S and Catherine (Hancock) 
Damascus, O., and Iron City Business College, gebb; ed. country dist. schools, Wheaton (111.) 
Pittsburgh, Pa,, graduating, 1873; m. Muncie, College, Univ. of Illinois and grad. LL.B., 
Ind., Sept. 12. 1894, Mildred Veronese, daugh- Chicago College of Law (Lake Forest Uniy); 
ter of Hon. J. W. Ryan; children: John Town- m in Byron Twp., Ogle Co., 111. Feb. 18, 1885, 
send, Suzanne Dodge. Employed in mercantile Mmnie A Jone.s: children: Herbert. Kenneth, 
business, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1873-80; treas. and Edwin Adanis Was appointe^ state gram in- 
bookkeeper, Portsmouth (O.) Iron and Steel spector in 1878, and in 1883 was appointed 
Co., 1880-4; general sales agent Leechburg agent of the gram receiving commission mer- 
Iron Works and Chartlers Iron and Steel Co., chants of the (:hicago Board of Irade to take 
Pittsburgh, Pa., 1884-8; general sales agent W. charge of their business at Chicago, Rock 
Dewees Wood Co.. manufacturers of planished Island & Pacific R. R receiving depot. Admit- 
iron, Pittsburgh, Pa.. 1888-92; in 1891-2 organ- ted to bar, 1893, and ever since engaged in 
ized Midland Steel Co. and built a steel plant feneral practice of law. Republican Office: 
and rolling mill at Muncie, Ind.; was pres. and 153 LaSalle St. Residence: 1748 W. 102d St. 
general mgr. of same until works were sold, BECK, Alexander Blchard, retired lumber- 
Apr. 1, 1900, to Am. Sheet Steel Co., of which man; b. Madgeburg, Prussia, May 3, 1839; s. 
was general western mgr. until Apr. 30, 1901; Alexander and Jane (Kirk) Beck; father was 
since May 1, 1901, ereneral mgr. and director Scotch, and mother was English: came to U. S., 
Inland Steel Co. of Chicago. Director Federal settling in Milwaukee, Oct., 1846; ed. public 
Life Insurance Co. Republican. Club: Union schools of Milwaukee; m. 1st, 1869, Elizabeth 
League. Office: First National Bank Bldg. Res- Wall, of Milwaukee, who died the same year, 
Idence: 127 E. Fifty-first St. leaving him 1 child: P^dward W. R.; m. 2d, 

BEATTY, William Trimble, manufacturer; b. 1871, Annie Walsh, of Chicago; children: Mar- 
New Brunswick, N. J., Oct. 2, 1864; s. William garet J., Clara B., Alexander E., Mary G., An- 
T. (D.D.) and Sarah C. (Fulton) Beatty; ed. nle L. Began career of sailor on Great Lakes 
private and public schools of Pittsburgh, Pa.; in 1852, filling all positions from cabin boy to 
m. Philadelphia, Pa., Apr., 1901, Valerie Lee rapt, until 1866; lumber inspector in Chicago 
Jones. Since June, 1885, with Austin Manufac- market, 1866-73; foreman of lumber yard for 
turing Co., manufacturers of road building and Sylvester Wheelock, 1873-4; mgr. of lumber 
railroad machinery, of which is vice-pres. and yard at S. Chicago for Mr. Wheelock, 1874-8; 
general mgr.; also sec. and general mgr. of in business for himself, 1878-84; incorporated, 
the Austin-Western Co., Limited. Clubs: Union 1884, as A. R. Beck Lumber Co., of which he 



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waa pres.; was treas. of the Rudolph Hegener 
Co. Was school dir. and pres. Board of Educa- 
tion S. Chicago, 1875-9; trustee village of 
Hyde Park, 187 8-84. Democrat. Prominent Ma- 
son; has served as high priest of the Royal 
Arch Chapter and Eminent Commander of K. 
T. Residence: t>019 Kimbark Av. 

BECK, Carl, surgeon; b. Milin, Austria, Mar. 
26, lSti4; s. Ignatz and Elizabeth (Pollak) 
Beck; ed. common school and gymnasium in 
Prague, Bohemia, and med. school of the Royal 
and Imperial Univ. of Prague, graduating M.D., 
1889; served as asst. in surgical and gynecolog- 
ical clinics in Prague, assisting first Prof. 
Gussenbauer and later Dr. Schauta, famous 
gynecologist of Vienna; m. Chicago, Apr. 10, 
1899, Eda Stein; children: Helen Babette, 
Frances Eda. Visited most of the univs. of 
Germany, Austria and other countries; made 
several trips to America as steamer surgeon, 
1889-90, and in 1890 settled in Chicago In gen- 
eral practice of medicine. Became attending 
surgeon to Cook Co. Hosp., St. Joseph Hosp. 
and other hosps., devoting time to surgery. 
Founded St. Anthony Hosp. with the Sisters 
of Joliet, founded German Med. Soc. and Bo- 
hemian Med. Soc. of Chicago. Is prof, of sur- 
gery In Chicago College of Physicians and 
Surgeons (Univ. of Illinois), Post-Graduate 
Med. School and Chicago College of Dentistry. 
Mem. Am. Med. Assn. and most of the local 
med. socs.; also of the German Soc. of Sur- 
geons of Berlin, and Soc. of Physicians of 
Prague. Served as volunteer In 11th Infy. regt., 
Austrian Army, and later first lieutenant of 
75th Infy regt. Contributor to Am. and foreign 
med. journals on surgical subjects. Mem. Inde- 
pendent Religious Soc. Office: 98 State St. Resi- 
dence: 42 Roslyn PI. 

BECK, Joseph Carl, physician; b. Bohemia, 
Austria, Sept. 26, 1870; s. Ignatz and Louise 
(Pollack) Beck; resided in Clinton and Holden, 
Mo., 1885-93; since 1893 in Chicago; ed. public 
schools of Prague, Austria, and In Catholic 
Convent school In Holden, Mo.; grad. from Col- 
lege of Physicians and Surgeons (med. dept., 
Univ. of Illinois), M.D., 1895; m. Chicago, Mar. 
26, 1899, Carrie A. Stein; children: Elsa, Philip. 
Since 1895 engaged in practice of medicine and 
surgery In Chicago, limiting practice to eye, 
ear, nose and throat. Prof, of otology and 
laryngology In Chicago Eye, Ear, Nose and 
Throat College; adjunct prof, of otology and 
rhino-laryngology, in College of Physicians 
and Surgeons; oculist to St. Joseph Hosp.; 
now organizing and founding new private hosp. 
In conjunction with his brothers, called Beck's 
Hosp., for surgical work, to be on Clark St., 
near Wrlghtwood Av. Fellow Am. Acad, of 
Ophthalmology and Oto-Laryngology; mem. 
Am. Laryngological, Rhinological and Otologl- 
cal Soc, German Med. Soc, Am. Med. Assn., 
Illinois State Med. Soc, Chicago Med. Soc, 
Chicago Laryngological Soc, and Nu Sigma 
Nu, med. fraternity. Republican., Mem. Chicago 
Lodge No. 437, A. P. & A. M. Office: 92 State 
Street. Residence: 173 Lake View Av. 

BBCK, Sndolph, dentist; b. Prague, Austria, 
Sept. 18, 1868; s. I. and Elizabeth Beck; grad. 
Chicago College of Dental Surgery, 1898; un- 
married. Has resided in Chicago since 1888; 
adjunct prof, of surgical pathology, Chicago 
College of Dental Surgery. Mem. Illinois State 
Dental Soc, Chicago Odontographlc Soc. Club: 
New Illinois Athletic. Office: 98 State St. Resi- 
dence: 1260 Rokeby St. 

BBCKBH, Albert Cbarlea, wholesale Jeweler; 
b. Buffalo, N. Y., Apr. 19, 1855; s. Ferdinand 
Charles and Ulricka (Halz) Becken; ed. dist. 
school; father died when was 10 years old 
and mother married again; m. Driftwood, Pa., 
Apr. 19, 1883, Grace, daughter of Judge Hunt- 
ley; children: Clara Louise, Albert Charles. 
After mother's second marriage, stepfather 
took him from school to assist In live stock 
business, which proved too hard for him; went 



into barber shop and learned the trade; estab- 
lished for self in barber business at Drift- 
wood, Pa., 1874, and by 1883 had saved $9,000; 
entered the jewelry business, traveling among 
lumber camps selling watches to the men; 
went to St. Paul, Minn., in 1886 and estab- 
lished in watch-jobbing business. Introducing 
the Dueber-Hampden watches in tliat terri- 
tory; since 1892 in wholesale watch and jew- 
elry business. Mem. Chicago Jewelers' Assn. 
and Am. Horological Soc Republican. Mem. 
First Presbyterian Church. Mason, K. T. Club: 
Chicago Athletic. Office: Powers' Bldg. Resi- 
dence: Park Ridge, 111. 

EBCEBB, Abraham O., dealer In commercial 
paper; b. Warsaw, O., Sept. 21, 1857; s. Nathan 
and Henrietta (Schaffner) Becker; ed. public 
schools; m. Chicago, Feb. 8, 1887, Kate Fried- 
man; children: Helen, Louise, James H., Mar- 
garet. Began business career Jan. 1, 1878, in 
house of Hermann Schaffner & Co., in which 
he became a partner, and after the death of 
Mr. Schaffner organized and incorporated, 
July 1, 1894, the firm of A. G. Becker <t Co., 
dealers in commercial paper, of which has ever 
since been pres. and treas. Also director Audit 
Co., of Illinois, Live Stock Investment Co., 
Drexel Cafe Co., and Woods Motor Vehicle Co. 
Republican. Jewish religion. Clubs: Union 
League, Washington Park, Standard. Office: 
178 LaSalle St. Residence: 5132 East End Av. 

BECKBB, Anthony William, merchant and 
manufacturer; b. Dubuque, la., Apr. 27, 1858; 
s. Gerhard and Fannie (Kohaus) Becker; ed. 
public schools of Dubuque, la., to 1872, then 
student in preparatory school at Telgte, Ger- 
many, for 3 years; m. Chicago, Apr. 27, 1881, 
Clara Elma Hoagland, of Dayton, O. ; one son: 
Frederick G. Becker (student at Yale). Began 
in 1878 as bookkeeper with his father, a whole- 
sale clothing dealer at Dubuque, la.; in 1879 
went to Minneapolis, Minn., as mgr. of branch 
house, and in 1880 both plants were removed 
to Chicago. Was financial mgr. and credit man 
of the firm from 1880 to 1890, and upon his 
father's retirement from the clothing business, 
entered firm of Lange Bros. & Co., but retired 
from it Jan. 1, 1893, to organize, with H. L. 
and Joseph Mayer and H. B. Hellman, the 
present firm of Becker, Mayer & Co., manufac- 
turer of clothing for youths and juveniles, in 
which is credit man and financial mgr. Repub- 
lican. Roman Catholic. Mem. Credit Men's 
Assn., Chicago Commercial Assn., Illinois 
Manufacturers' Assn. Club: Hamilton. Office: 
216-218 Van Buren St. Residence: 4329 Oaken- 
wald Av. 

BBCEBB, Benjamin Vogel, lawyer; b. War- 
saw, Ind., June 20, 1871; s. Leopold and Caro- 
line (Vogel) Becker; ed. public schools at 
Warsaw and Fort Wayne, Ind., to 1885; m. 
Jackson, Mich., June 20, 1901, Elizabeth Loeb; 
one son: John Leonard. Came to Chicago from 
Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1887, and began to read 
law in the office of Jacob Newman; was ad- 
mitted to bar by Supreme Court of State of 
Illinois in 1892, and continued in same office; 
admitted to partnership in 1898 in present 
firm of Newman, Northrup, Levinson & Beck- 
er. Director In several corporations. Mem. Am. 
Bar Assn., Illinois State Bar Assn., and Chi- 
cago Bar Assn. Republican. Clubs: Hamilton, 
Ravlsloe Country. Office: Chamber of Com- 
merce Bldg. Residence, 4459 Berkeley Av. 

BBCKBB, John William, tax specialist; b. 
Cloppenberg, Germany, Apr. 9, 1864; s. Her- 
man J. and Elizabeth (von Ravensburg) Beck- 
er; came with parents to Chicago when 3 
years old; educated in public and high schools, 
Chicago; m. Boston, Mass., Nov. 19, 1900, Es- 
ther M. Walker. Established in real estate 
business on own account in 1884; sold out and 
went into Co. treas's office in 1885 as clerk; 
was advanced to asst. chief clerk, and then 
was chief clerk for nine years; In Feb., 1904, 
with George J. Lawton, established firm of 



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John W. Becker & Co.. engaging In a greneral 
real estate business, with a specialty In tax 
matters. Republican. Mason (32°), Shriner. 
Office: 100 "Washington St., Title and Trust 
Bldp. Re.sldence: 920 Wilson Av. 

BECKEB, Lonls Alexander, pres. Tj. A. Beck- 
er Co.; b. Winona, Minn., Sept. 11, 1869; s. 
John S. and Marie Kathryn (Faehr) Becker; 
ed. public school and business college at 
Winona, Minn., and Chicago College of Phar- 
macy of the Univ. of Illinois, graduating with 
Ph.a. degree, 1SS8; m. Chicago, 1892, Ellznbeth 
T. Nash; one daughter: Marie Kathryn Beck- 
er. Apprentice, A. M. Pett & Sons' drug store, 
Winona, Minn.. 1S84-6, then to pharmaceutical 
college; drug clerk, N. Gray Bartlett, Chicago, 
1888-90; In drug business. Thirty-first St. and 
Indiana Av., as owner, 1890-1; employed by 
Am. Soda Fountain Co., as salesman, 1891-7; 
In business as manufacturer under partner- 
ship of L. A. Becker & Co.. Incorporated, 1898, 
as L. A. Becker Co., of which has been pres. 
and mgr. from the Inception of the business. 
Inventor and manufacturer of the 20th Cen- 
tury Sanitary Soda Water Fountain. Organ- 
ized. 1902, and has since been pres. of the 
Dispenser Publishing Co., publisher of The 
Soda Fountain, a monthly .iournnl. Reorgan- 
ized the Neff Lnboratorv Co.. 1902. changing 
name to Kitro Grape Fruit Co., of which Is 
pres. McKinlev-RoosPvelt Democrat. Mason 
(32°), K. T.. Mystic Shriner. Clubs: Chicago 
Athletic. Germania. Drug Trade. Cvnher. Of- 
fice: 900 S. Halsted St. Residence: 3133 S. Park 
Avenue. 

BSCEIBB, S. SSaz, wool and fur merchant; 
b. Doernbach, Germany, Dec. 14, 1855; s. Isaac 
and Henrietta Becker; ed. public school; came 
to IT. S., 1872; m. Chicago, Apr. 30, 1891, Lilly 
Hirsh; children: Rober G., Florence E. 
Lived at Pine Bluff. Ark., 1872-81. and 
In Jan., 1882, came to Chicago as a dealer In 
wool and furs. In 1S86 e.stablished the firm 
of Wolf, Becker & Co.; in 1888 became a mem. 
of the firm of Bach, Becker & Co., which In 
addition to its Chicago house has a New York 
office in charge of O. G. Becker, who is also a 
partner. Hebrew religion. Club: Standard. Of- 
fice: 103-107 Michigan St. Residence: 4237 
Michigan A v. 

BECKETT, James Beach, lawyer; b. Chica- 
go, Aug. 12, 1871; s. James D. and Georgiana 
(Beach) Beckett; grad. from Tale Univ., 1893, 
Ph.D.; attended TTnlv. of Michigan Law 
School; unmarried. Was admitted to the bar in 
1896. Mem. Chicago Bar Assn. Mem. Theta 
Delta Chi. Club: University. Office: 100 Wash- 
ington St. Residence : La Grange. 111. 

BECXT^BB, Elbrldg-e Harlow, civil engineer 
and railroa^ contractor: b. Boston, Mass., Oct. 
16. 1854; s. Amos Otis and Betsey Harlow 
(Au.stin) Beckler; ed. Maine "U^esleyan Semi- 
nary. 1870-2, Maine State College (now Univ. 
of Maine), 1874-6; graduating with C.F. de- 
gree Aug., 1876; m. Richmond, Me., Feb. 18, 
1880, Mera Page Rogers; children: Grace H., 
Elizabeth Beulah. Land surveyor in Minne- 
sota, 1877-8. asst. engineer St. Paul, Minneap- 
olis & Manitoba Ry., 1879; asst. locating and 
resident engineer of Northern Pacific R. R. in 
Rockv Mountains, 1880-3. division engineer. 
Kicking Horse River division Canadian Pa- 
cific R. R.. 1884; resident engineer St. Louis 
river bridge. Duluth. Minn.. 1885: was with 
whnt is now the Great Northern Ry. System. 
1886-92. building Montana Central, Seattle & 
Montana, and the Pacific extension (from 
Montana to Puget Sound. 826 miles) Great 
Northern Rv.. in charge of location and con- 
struction; lived at Helena, Mont., these 6 
years; had local office as consulting engineer 
In Monadnock Blk.. Chicago. 1893-4; began 
contracting railroad work. 1895; short time 
with Chicago S.- North-"U'Pstorn Rv., 1896; civil 
engineer for Winston Bros., rallwav contrac- 
tors. 1896-1902; director In Winston Bros. Co. 



since 1902. Mem. Am. Soc. of Civil Engi- 
neers and of Western Soc. of Engineers, and 
honorary mem. Montana Soc. Engineers. Re- 
publican. Residence: 1838 Aldine Av. 

BEEBS, Minard la Pevre, architect; b. 
Cleveland. O., Mar. 18, 1847; s. Daniel Beers; 
m. Cleveland, O., 1871, Harriet Page; children: 
Herbert P., Harley M., Leslie M., Katrlna. 
Studied architecture in Cleveland; came to 
Chicago in 1871. Fellow Am. Institute of 
Architects. Office: Chicago Orchestra Bldg., 
168 Michigan Av. Residence: 5464 Jefferson Av. 

BEHIiES, Nicholas, manufacturer; b. Chi- 
cago, Oct. 17, 1876; s. Peter and Barbara 
(Kuhn) Behles; ed. Chicago public schools 
until 1891; m. Chicago, Nov. 4. 1899. Minnie 
]\Ioody. Began business life in 1891 and worked 
with different paper box factories until 1902, 
when became pres. and mgr. of the Julius 
Marquardt Co., manufacturers of paper boxes 
of all kinds, which was established, 1892. by 
.lullus Marquardt, who died In 1902. Mem. of 
the Chicago Paper Box Club and of the Royal 
Arcanum. Office: 14-24 Michigan St. Residence: 
.^S.T W. 43d St. 

BEHBENDT, Arthnr J., physician and sur- 
geon: b. Germany, Dec. 18, 1865; s. Joseph 
and Cecelia (Spickholz) Behrendt; grad. from 
Chicago College of Pharmacy, Ph.G., 1886; 
grad. from College of Physicians and Sur- 
geons. Chicago. M.D.. 1S91: m. Huntington, 
Tnd., Feb. 27, 1894, Anna Plummer; children: 
Mildred. Florence. Engaged In general prac- 
tice as physician and surgeon. 1891. and has 
continued ever since. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc, 
German Med. Soc. of Chicago, Am. Med. Assn., 
Mississippi Vallp-'' Med. Soc. Illinois c;t.nto 
Med. Soc. Physicians' Club. Mason (32°); K. 
T.. St. Bernard Commandery; med. director of 
Medinah Temple. IMvstic Shrine. Office and res- 
idence: 93 Fowler St. 

BEIBIiEB, Adam Warner, pres. Illinois Ter- 
ra Cotta Lumber Co.; b. Reading, Pa., Apr. 27, 
1857; s. Franklin C. and Hannah M. (Warner) 
Beidler; ed. public school; m. Detroit, Mich., 
Oct. 5, 1893, May Donnelly; one daughter: 
Louise. Began business experience as a tele- 
graph operator for the Western Union Tele- 
graph Co., at Reading, Pa., and at Philadel- 
nhia, 1873-5; came to Chicago. 1875. worked 
for the same companv imtll 1881; was 
on the Board of Trade, with C. W. Brega & 
Co.. 1881-7; took position with the Illinois 
Terra Cotta Lumber Co.. 1887. and later 
became stockholder in the company, then sec. 
and treas., later vice-pres. and finally pres. 
Also pres. McRov Clav Works, and of Brazil 
Brick and Pipe Co. Republican. Clubs: Illi- 
nois, Builders'. ITnion League. I^Tidlothlan. Of- 
fice: The Rookery. Residence: 143 E. Fifty- 
first St. 

BEIDI>EB, Francis, lumber merchant; b. 
Chicago, 1854; s. Jacob and Mary Ann (Funk) 
Beidler; ed. Chicago public schools and In 
Brvant &: Stratton Business College; m. Mar. 
8. 1893, Elizabeth M. Loose, of Springfield. 111. 
Began in lumber business in the employ of J. 
Beidler <^' Bro.. 1870-3: was sec. nf the South 
Branch Lumber Co.. 1873-93: established. 1894, 
lumber firm of Francis Beidler &: Co.. of Chi- 
cago, of which is nov.' pres.; pres. of the Beid- 
ler & Robinson Lumber Co.. of Mayville. N. 
D., operating many lumber yards in North 
Dakota: and of the Junction Mining Co.. of 
Springfield. 111.; sec. of the Eastern Lumber 
Co.. of Tonawanda, N. T. ; vice-pres. and treas. 
of the Santee River Cvpress I^umber Co., Fer- 
gu.s-on. S. C. Clubs: Union League, Chicago 
Athletic. Washington Park. Midlothian, Ham- 
ilton. Coleman I-ake. Office: Twenty-second 
and Loomis Sts. Residence: 4736 Drexel Boul. 
BEIDXjEB, Qeorare, real estate; b. Chicago, 
Oct. 28, 1864; s. J.a>ob and Mary Ann (Funk) 
Beidler: ed. common school and btisiness col- 
lege; m. Chicago, Feb. 22, 1900. Margaret E. 
Young; children: John Jacob, Virginia. Was 



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associated with the Beldler-Roblnson Lumber Ph.D., 1878, Grlswold College, A.M., 1861; Sar- 
Co., Mayville, N. D., 1884-8, and Beidler Bros, gent gold medals for scholarship in Iowa Col- 
Lumber Co., Chicago, 1888-91; mgr. of his lege, 1857-8; valedictorian of class; m. Chi- 
father's property interests until 1900; now in cago, July 27, 1869, Anne Wallace Miller; chll- 
real estate business. Republican. Past Grand, dren: Andrew Miller, Henry William, Mrs. 
Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Clubs: Clara Belfleld Bates, Ada Marshall, Margaret 
Chicago Athletic, Ashland, Illinois Athletic; Wallace. Served in Civil War with Army of 
also Macatawa Yacht (Macatawa, Mich.). Of- the Cumberland, etc., second lieutenant and 
flee: 120 W. Washington St. Residence: 1629 first lieutenant and adjutant, 8th Iowa Cav.; 
W. Adams St. on staff of Brig.-Gen. J. T. Croxton and of 

BEIFEIiD, Alexander, cloak manufacturer; MaJ.-Gen. E. M. McCook; prisoner of war In 

b. Hungary, July 7, 1864; s. Ignatz and Rose 1864; mustered out, Aug. 27, 1865. Tutor in 

(Herzog) Beifeld; ed. Hungary and Vienna, Greek, Iowa College, 1858; principal in, and 

Austria; m. Chicago, June 27, 1895, Florence then supt. of, public schools, Dubuque, la., 

Florsheim; children: Margaret Rose, Robert 1859-60, 1861-3, 1865-6; tutor in Latin, Gris- 

Siegmund. Came to the U. S.; became a mem. wold College, Iowa, 1860-1; principal of gram- 

of the firm of Joseph Beifeld & Co., 1881, and mar school, Chicago, 1866-76; principal North 

is now senior mem. of its successor, Beifeld, Division High School, Chicago, 1876-83; direc- 

Hirsch & Kline. Republican. Club: Standard, tor Chicago Manual Training School, 1883- 

Offlce: 230 Adams St. 1903; dean Univ. High School since 1903. One 

BEITIiXIB, Henry Clay, lawyer; b. near Ha- of the earliest advocates (1872) of manual 

gerstown, Md., July 1, 1866; s. Samuel J. and training. Author of many educational essays; 

Catharine Beitler; ed. public schools of Chews- lecturer on education. Special commissioner 

vllle, Md., and in Washington Co. High School from Dept. of Labor of U. S. to Inspect and 

at Hagerstown; law education in Univ. of report on technical schools In Europe and 

Michigan; grad. with degree, LL.B.; unmar- U. S., 1891-2. Mem. Board of Education, Du- 

ried. Admitted to bar, May, 1888, and practiced buque, la., 1865-6; mem. Board of Education, 

at Hagerstown, Md., 18 months; removed to Hyde Park Dlst. No. 1, 1891-3. Republican. 

Chicago In spring of 1890, and practiced law Presbyterian; elder Hyde Park Presbyterian 

here ever since. Republican. Elected to House Church, trustee Presbyterian Home for the 

of Representatives, 1898, and has served con- Aged. Mem. Am. Historical Assn., G. A. R., 

tlnuously ever since. Mem. Illinois Commis- Military Order of the Loyal Legion, Chicago 

sion to Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1901, Literary Club. Office: Univ. High School, Mon- 

1902-3. Office: 120 Randolph St. Residence: 16 roe Av. and Fifty-eighth St. Residence: 5738 

Lincoln Av. Washington Av. 

BEI^ASCO, Daniel, lawyer; b. Philadelphia, BELFIEIiD, William Thomas, physician; b. 
Pa., Apr. 23, 1878; s. Isaac D. and Annie (Ja- St. Louis, Mo., 1856; s. William and Selener 
cobs) Belasco; ed. public schools of London. (Marshall) Belfleld; ed. Chicago public schools, 
Eng., Boston, Mass., Providence, R. I., and Univ. of Michigan, Rush Med. College, gradu- 
Chlcago, and at Chicago College of Law, LL.B., ating, M.D., 1878; post-graduate work in Univ. 
1899; resident of Chicago since 1892; unmar- of Vienna; unmarried. Lecturer of Cartwright 
rled. Worked for a number of law firms until Fund, New York, 1883; associate prof, of sur- 
admitted to bar of Supreme Court of Illinois, sery Rush Med. Coll.; prof, of genito-urinary 
Oct. 14, 1899; since then engaged in general and venereal diseases Chicago Polyclinic, 
practice of law on own account. Also pres. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc, Am. Assn. of Genito- 
Federal Coal, Coke and Mining Co. Republican. Urinary Surgeons, pres. Chicago Urological 
Mem. Royal Arcanum. Office: 172 Washington Soc, and vlce-pres. Am. Urological Soc. Re- 
st. Residence: 4543 St. Lawrence Av. publican. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Chicago 

BBI^BEN, John Secord, Insurance; b. War- Literary. Office: Reliance Bldg. Residence: 

saw, N. Y., Sept. 8, 1839; s. Dr. Charles W. and Hotel Brevoort. 

Frances Cummings Belden; ed. schools of Al- BElii, Edgar Solyman, physician; b. Chl- 

exander and Warsaw, N. Y.; m. New London, cago, June 15, 1868; s. Robert B. and Ellen 

Conn., Dec. 18, 1868, Amanda W. Pool; chil- (De Wolf) Bell; grad. from Ottawa (111.) 

dren: Charles P., John S., Jr., Joseph C, Eliza- High School, 1888, Rush Med. College, M.D., 

beth. Has been actlvelv engaged In the Are 1896; unmarried. Engaged in med. practice 

insurance business in Chicago since Mar. 1. f^lnce 1896; practice limited to eye, ear, nose 

1865. as representative of leading Am. and and throat. In which has specialized ever since 

British companies. Is also director and treas. graduation. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc, Am. Med. 

of the RIalto Co., and a director of the Belden Assn., Illinois Med. Assn. Clubs: Chicago Phy- 

Manufacturing Co.. manufacturers of Insu- slcians, Marquette, Colonial. Office: 103 State 

lated wire. Republican. Club: Union League. St. Residence: 4714 Kimbark Av. 

Office: 159 LaSalle St. Residence: 2514 Prairie BEIiIi, James Hamilton, importer teas, cof- 

Avenue. fees, and spices; b. New Hudson, Allegany Co., 

BEIiFIEIiD, Andrew SClUer, patent lawyer: N. Y., Jan. 7, 1839; s. Nathaniel Davidson and 
b. Chicago, Sept. 6, 1873; s. Henry Holmes and Rebecca (Anderson) Bell; ed. public schools 
Anne W. (Miller) Belfleld; ed. Chicago public of Allegany Co. and In Rushford (N. Y.) Acad, 
schools to 1887. Chicago Manual Training to 1859; m. Lexington, Ky.. Sept., 1877. Mary 
School, 1887-90; took engineering course, Pur- Elizabeth Stone; children: Mrs. Elsie David- 
due Univ., Lafayette. Ind.. and law course in son. Daisy Bell. Worked on father's farm. 
Northwestern Univ. I^aw School. LL.B.. 1894; until 1861; went to war In Oct., 1861, entering 
unmarried. Admitted to bar. 1894. and was service of 6th N. Y. Cav. as second lieutenant, 
with Judge Lvsander Hill, 1894-6; mem. flrm Co. I, serving until close of war; mustered out 
Page & Belfleld, 1897-9; of Brown, Cragg & In Aug., 1865, as captain; was in all campaigns 
Belfleld. 1901-2; In Independent practice with of the Army of the Potomac, and was with 
specialty In patent law since 1902. Is sec. and Sheridan In the Shenandoah Valley campaign, 
director, respectively, of the Rolfe Electric Began business career, Nov., 1865, at Sparta, 
Co., the Autoplanist Co.. the O. Adams Co. Wis., as wholesale grocer; came to Chicago In 
Mem. Mllltarv Order of the Loyal Legion. Re- Mar., 1872, and engaged in a specialty line of 
publican. Presbyterian; deacon In Hvde Park teas. etc.. as a mem. of the flrm of Bell, Con- 
Presbyterian Church. Clubs: University, Chi- ra.d & Co.; purchased Mr. Conrad's interest In 
cago Law, Homewood. Office: Monadnock Blk. 1897, and changed the flrm name to J. H. Bell 
Residence: 5738 Washlnerton Av. <^ Co., now a corporation, of which he is pres. 

BEIiFIEIiD, Henry Holmes, educator: b. Republican. Mem. Loyal Legion. George H. 

Philadelphia. Pa., Nov. 17, 1837; s. William Thomas Post G. A. R. Club: Union League, 

and Selener (Marshall) Belfleld; grad. Iowa Office: 62-4 Michigan Av. Residence: 4037 

College, Grlnnell, la., A.B., 1858. A.M., 1868, Drexel Boul. 



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BEI^Ii, William Edward, dist. supt. Am. Tel- 
ephone and Telegraph Co.; b. Montreal, P. Q., 
Can.. Mar. 6, 1S56; s. William and Sarah (Wil- 
liamson) Bell; ed. common and high schools 
at London, Ont. ; married, Evanston, 111., May 
11, 1892, Henrietta Pettit; one daughter: Helen 
Victoria. Began career as messenger for Mon- 
treal Telegraph Co., at London, Ont., Aug. 9, 
1870; promoted to joint position as bookkeep- 
er, receiving and delivery clerk, same place. 
Mar. 1, 1871; resigned Dec. 31, 1872, to take 
position of asst. bookkeeper Western Union 
Telegraph Co., at Chicago, Jan. 1, 1873, later 
promoted to asst. chief bookkeeper, and on 
Oct. 1, 1882, became audit clerk, first dist., 
central division of same company; appointed 
by Vice-Pres. and General Supt. Clowry, Aug. 
9, 1886, as supt. and sec. of the Western Auto- 
matic Weighing Machine Co., which resigned 
Oct. 31, 1888, to become chief clerk and audi- 
tor first dist. central division. Western Union 
Telegraph Co., which held until Oct. 31, 1890, 
when resigned to become supt. Am. Dist. Tele- 
graph Co., on staff of Charles H. Wilson, gen- 
eral supt. of the Chicago Telephone Co.; re- 
signed Sept. 1, 1S93, to become business mgr. 
of the National Cash Register Co. at Chicago; 
transferred to New York office as mgr. Apr. 1, 
1899; resigned Dec. 31, 1899, and Jan. 1, 1900. 
was appointed general supt. Illinois District 
Telegraph Co.; resigned July 1, 1901. and be- 
came sec. and treas. of the Jackson-Corbett 
Co., and general supt. of the Illinois Construc- 
tion Co.; resigned Dec. 1, 1901, aiid Dec. 16. 
1901, accepted position of dist. supt. Am. Tele- 
phone and Telegraph Co., on staff of Charles 
H. Wilson, general supt. of the company for 
the U. S.; also director Am. Telephone and 
Telegraph Co. of Illinois. Republican. Metho- 
dist. Served in 1st Cav.. L N. G., 1877, serving 
private to lieutenant. Troop A, and acting ad- 
.lutant. INIem. Old Time Telegraphers' Assn. 
Clubs: Union League, Marquette. OflJlce: Rand, 
McNally Bldg. Residence: 37.5 Dearborn Av. 

'BUJmIm, "William WMte, banker; b. Sparta, 
Tenn., Apr. 16, 1842; s. Brig.-Gen. Joseph War- 
ren Bell, U. S. v., and Rose Ann (Smith) Bell; 
ed. private schools, also grammar and high 
school, Chicago, 185.5-60; served in Civil War 
as captain 13th Illinois Cav. and breveted 
major U. S. V. for gallant and meritorious 
services in battle of Cache River. Ark., Julv 
7. 1862; m. Chicago, Apr. 16. 1863. Nannie C. 
Brown; children: Lilian Bell (author); now 
Mrs. Arthur H. Bogue; Clara Bell, now Mrs. 
Lessig. James Edward Bell, first lieutenant 
17th U. S. Infy. Was private banker. 1S.57-S 
(at age of 15); mem. firm of J. M. Lyons & 
Co., bankers, 1865; pfiying teller National 
Bank of Commerce, Chicago, 1870-1; vice-pres. 
Nebraska City National Bank. 1871-2; cashier 
of the Bank of the State of Georgia, Atlanta, 
1873-7; in dry goods commission business, 
Chicago, 1878-80; mem. Board of Trade and 
In grain commission. 1881-4; in banking busi- 
ness, 1885-91; cashier and director National 
Bank of the Republic, which he organized 
with Jl.non.ono capital. 1891; since 1892 bank- 
er and dealer in commercial paper. Remiblican. 
Baptist; was first treas. of Immanuel Baptist 
Church and mem. finance committee, now and 
for last 16 vears a trustee. Office: 226-8 La 
Salle St. Residence: 3030 Lake Av. 

BE^SHE, Edwin Iinther, sec. and mgr. of 
agencv force of Chicng-o Portrait Co.; b. La 
Plata," Mo.. Mar. 10, 1,S72: s. Thomas M. and 
Lina (Klgin) Belsbe: grad. from high school 
of La Plata. Mo.. 1S92; m. Kirksville, Mo.. Oct. 
12, 1899. Alta Baird; children: Kdwin Baird, 
Albert Thomas. Kntered employ of Chicago 
Portrait Co. as traveling salesman. .Tan. 1. 
1895; was made dist. mgr. Fob. 1. 1896. and 
road mgr.. Jan. 1, 1897; on Jan. 1, 1899, be- 
came a stockholder and took position as corre- 
spondent in the house; elected director, Apr.. 
1902, and sec, 1903, and has management of 



the agency force of the company, 
stockholder and was elected director of the 
Baird National Bank of Kirksville, Mo., In 
Sept., 1904. Republican. Presbyterian. Mem. 
Central Y. M. C. A. of Chicago. Clubs: Chi- 
cago Athletic, Washington Park, Hamilton, 
Calumet. Office: lis W. Jackson Boul. Resi- 
dence: 68 Madison Park. 

BEIiT, William Osborn, lawyer; b. Wash- 
ington, D. C, May 16, 1870; s. Robert V. and 
Joanna W. (Kirkwood) Belt; ed. public 
schools and Columbian Univ., Washington, 
D. C, graduating in the class of 1892; m. Mor- 
rison, 111., June 6, 1890, Cora L. Wood; one 
son: Robert Kirkwood. Admitted to bar in 
1892; practiced in New York from fall of 1892 
to fall of 1895, when came to Chicago and 
established in practice here, since which time 
has devoted himself almost exclusively to 
practice in the U. S. Courts, with a specialty 
in the law of patents, trade marks, and copy- 
rights. Republican. Protestant. Mem. of Pat- 
ent Land Assn. Mem. Home Lodge No. 508 A. 
P. & A. M. Mem. Maryland Soc. Club: Union 
League. Ofllce: Monadnock Blk. Residence: 
Wilmette, 111. 

BEMAN, Solon Spencer, architect; b. Brook- 
lyn, Oct. 1, 1853; studied architecture with 
Richard M. Upjohn, New York; m. Apr. 30, 
1888. Mary H. Miller, W. New Brighton, S. I., 
N. Y. Designed all buildings in town of Pull- 
man (now a part of Chicago); also the town 
of Ivorydale, with the extensive works, near 
Cincinnati, for the Procter & Gamble Co.; 
Pullman Bldg.. Studebaker Bldg., Fine Arts 
Bldg., Grand Central Ry. Station, also T. B. 
Blackstone Memorial Library, First and Sec- 
ond Christian Science churches, St. Paul's 
Episcopal Church, etc., Chicago; Pioneer Press 
Bldg., St. Paul; Bee Bldg., Omaha; Mining 
Bldg. and Merchant Tailors' Bldg., "World's 
Columbian Exposition; Mines Bldg., Omaha 
Exposition, 1898; Pabst Bldg. and North West- 
ern Mutual Life Bldg., Milwaukee; Michigan 
Trust Co. Bldg., Grand Rapids; T. B. Black- 
stone Memorial Library, Branford, Conn.; 
Union Station, Peoria, 111.; Chicago & Alton 
Station, Springfield, 111., etc. Office: Merchants' 
Loan & Trust Bldg. Residence: 317 Forty- 
ninth St. 

BEMENT, Albnrto, mining engineer; b. Ap- 
pleton, Wis., 1862; son of C. E. and Martha A. 
(Gibson) Bement; ed. common schools. En- 
gaged since 1885 in engineering, and now in 
active general practice as mining engineer 
and expert in connection with production and 
use of coal in boilers, gas producers, etc. Mem. 
Am. Institute of ISIining Engineers, Am. Soc. 
of Mechanical Engineers, Soc. of Chemical 
Industry, Am. Chemical Soc, Am. Assn. for 
the Advancement of Science. Western Soc. of 
Engineers, Western Ry. Club, Ohio Gas Light 
Assn. OflSce: 215 Dearborn St. Residence: 1242 
Jackson Eoul. 

BENDER, Pred, manufacturer; b. Hatzen- 
port on Moselle, Germany. Feb. 7. 1866; s. Ben- 
jamin and Sara (Adler) Bender; ed. public and 
private schools of Hatzenport. Germany; also 
in high school in Kreuznach, Germanv; m. 
Hamburg, Germany. Juno 8. 1899. Lotta Sll- 
verberg: one daughter: Beatrice Maud. Since 
1883 jobber and manufacturer of store and of- 
fice fixtures, and also dealer in general mer- 
chandise; from 1883 to 1889 located In New 
York, from 1889 to 1891 in Milwaukee, Wis.; 
jobber and manufacturer of store and office 
fixtures since 1891 at various locations on Wa- 
ba.«!h A v., Chicago, now having stores at 552- 
556 Wabash Av., and 1249-53 Wabash Av. ; 
also partner in the house of Bender Bros, of- 
fice and store fixtures, 300-302 W. Madison, 
and Am. Store and Ofl^ce Co., Monroe and Hal- 
sted Sts. Major 1st Regt. Chicago Rough 
Riders. Offices: 552 to 556 Wabash Av. Resi- 
dence: 4 939 Prairie Av. 



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^'EJSTEJilCT, Charles Dumba, lumber; b. Vi- 
enna, Austria, Feb. 11, 1859; s. Ignatius L. 
and Amelia (De Figuerado) Benedict; ed. pub- 
lic schools of Austria; m. Milwaul^ee, Wis., 
Jan. 2, 1882, Augusta C. Mann; 1 daughter: 
Adele Francesca. Began business career in 
1875 as an employe of the Brookhaven Lum- 
ber and Mfg. Co., at Brookhaven, Miss., until 
1885, and was promoted to position of sec. 
and supt. ; came to Chicago and was asso- 
ciated with lumber firm of John A. Gauger 
& Co. until 1897; then was mem. of the lumber 
firm of May & Benedict at Peoria, 111., until 
1902, when joined tlie present firm of Schultz 
Bros. & Benedict, wholesale lumber. Mem. of 
the Lumbermen's Assn. Office: Old Colony 
Bldg. Residence: Del Prado Hotel. 

BENEDICT, George H., engraver; b. "War- 
saw, Wyoming Co., N. T., Aug. 12, 1857; s. 
Edward R. and Levira Benedict; ed. public 
schools and at commercial college; m. Mar. 24, 
1880, Miss Caroline L. Randolph; came to Chi- 
cago, 1864; worked for a time at printing, and 
then was an apprentice in the map dept. of 
Rand, McNally & Co. ; later worked as foreman 
in same line for George P. Cram. Studied 
photo-engraving, in leisure hours, with J. A. 
Drummond; then for a time in business for 
himself, later becoming mgr. of the wax en- 
graving dept. of Blomgren Bros. & Co., and 
later mgr. of the advertising dept. of A. G. 
Spalding & Bros.; again established general 
engraving and electrotyping business under 
the stvle of George H. Benedict & Co., and in 
1903 tins firm was consolidated with the Globe 
Engraving and Electrotype Co., of which he is 
now treas. From early boyhood has been an 
enthusiastic athlete and became an authority 
on general athletic and gymnastic sports; 
wrote a widely circulated book on the subject 
which was published by A. G. Spalding & 
Bro. in 1880. For 9 years pres. of the Electro- 
typers' Assn. of Chicago, and for 2 years pres. 
of the National Assn. of Electrotypers and 
Photo Engravers. Was the inventor of the 
measuring scale used by all photo-engravers 
and electrotypers; also the inventor of Bene- 
dict's Tables of Wages for calculating pay 
rolls. Club: Chicago Athletic. Mason, K. T., 
Shriner. Office: 415 Dearborn St. Residence: 
875 Warren Av. 

BENEDICT, Harry, live stock; b. Bureau 
Co., 111., 1856; s. Julius and Henrietta Cleve- 
land Benedict; ed. public and high schools; m. 
Princeton, 111., 1880, Belle Kyle; 2 children. 
Engaged in live stock commission business at 
Union Stock Yards, 1890, in firm of Lee & 
Benedict; since 1894 firm has been Benedict, 
Murray & McDowell. Club: Chicago Athletic. 
Office: Exchange Bldg., Union Stock Yards. 
Residence: 3967 Drexel Boul. 

BENHAM, John; b. W^estern Star, O., May 3, 
1846; s. John and Melissa (Brown) Benham; 
academic education; m. Bloomington, 111., 1869, 
Adaline H. Richardson. Began business career, 
1867. as a mem. of the firm of Keith, Benham 
& Aiken; mem. of firm of Benham & Brown, 
wholesale cotton goods, 1868-70; C. H. Fargo 
& Co., wholesale shoes, 1871-82; Keith, Ben- 
ham & Dezendorf. wholesale hardware, 1883-8; 
supt. public service. Cook Co., 1888-90; vice- 
pres. and treas., St. Lawrence Marble Co., 
1891-6; vice-pres. and general mgr. the Con- 
sumers' Co.. 1896-1903: since Aug., 1903, vice- 
pres. the International Register Co.; treas. 
the Kennicott Water Softener Co. Republican. 
R. E. Church. Clubs: Union League. Kenwood 
Country. Automobile. Ofl^ce: 124 W. Jackson 
Boul. Residence: 2415 Michigan Av. 

BENJAMIN, Erederlc, attorney in patent 
law; b. Cincinnati. O., Mar. 16, 1860; s. Orson 
A. and Abia A. CHartwell) Benjamin; moved 
to Washington, D. C, in childhood and there 
educated in public and private schools; grad. 
National Univ. (Washington, D. C), LL.B., 
1881; m. Washington, D. C, Nov. 17, 1886, 



Lena M. Bouton; children: Hartwell, Charles 
Bouton, John Allen, Martha Marion, Frederic 
H. Has been engaged in practice of patent law 
before U. S. Patent Office and U. S. Courts 
since 1881, residing and doing business in 
Washington, D. C, until 1889; since then in 
Chicago. Republican. Congregationalist. Mem. 
Kensington Lodge, A. F. & A. M. Office: Mar- 
quette Bldg. Residence: Oak Park, 111. 

BENJAMIN, I^ouls, iron merchant and man- 
ufacturer; b. St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 13, 1850; s. 
Jacob and Jennette (Lehman) Benjamin; ed. 
New Orleans public school; m. New Orleans, 
La., Oct. 18, 1882, Julia Kottwitz; children: 
Sadie L., Blanche J., Jack A. Left school at 
15 (but took course of studies nights at Dol- 
ber's College); worked in iron business in 
New Orleans from age of 15 until 1880, when 
opened an office there, representing Block & 
Pollak, of Cincinnati, in iron and steel; in 1884 
removed to Cliicago and became mem. of firm 
of Block & Pollak, of Cincinnati and Chicago, 
and became sec. of the Block-Pollak Iron Co., 
upon its incorporation, 1891, whicli position 
still liolds, the company having a large plant at 
Carthage, O., near Cincinnati, as manufactur- 
ers of car axles and all kinds of forgings; also 
wholesale dealers in iron and steel; have 
yards and warehouse on Wallace St., Chicago. 
Jewish In religion. Republican. Clubs: Hamil- 
ton, Standard. Office: 1st Nat. Bank Bldg. Resi- 
dence: 4111 Grand Boul. 

BENN, Alonzo Newton, general mgr. Omaha 
Packing Co.; b. Washington, la., Nov. 25, 
1866; s. John Robert and Nancy Ann (Looney) 
Benn; ed. public schools of Woodburn, la.; 
unmarried. Began business career as telegra- 
pher with the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 
R. R., Burlington & Missouri River R. R., 
and Western Union Telegraph Co., 1882-6; 
telegrapher, stenographer and general office 
work with Nebraska City Packing Co., 1886- 
1890; went with Omaha Packing Co., South 
Omaha, Neb., as telegrapher and stenographer, 
1890, and rapidly advanced to cliief clerk, pur- 
chasing agent and asst. mgr., assuming man- 
agement of the company's plant at St. Joseph, 
Mo., in 1893; supt. of the Chicago plant, 1897, 
mgr. of the South Omaha plant in 1901, and 
general mgr. of their several plants in 1902; 
also director of tlie company, director and 
general mgr. Hutchinson Packing Co., vice- 
pres. and director German-Am. Provision Co. 
Mem. Chicago Board of Trade. K. T., Shriner. 
Clubs: Calumet, Colonial ("Chicago); also Oma- 
ha Club (Omaha), and Benton Club, St. Jo- 
sept. Mo. Office: Hammond Packing Co., Union 
Stock Yards. Residence: Calumet Club. 

BENNETT, Frank Ira, lawyer, alderman; b. 
Galva, Henry Co., 111., Oct. 17, 1858; s. John 
I. and Maria (Reynolds) Bennett; ed. public 
schools of Chicago; attended Union College of 
Law, 1879; m. Chicago, June, 1884, Anna H. 
Cortright; two sons: Lewis C, Ira F. Admit- 
ted to bar, 1880; in 1884 became mem. of law 
firm of Bennett & Higgins; became actively 
engaged in real estate business, with a spe- 
cialty in subdividing and building operations. 
Mem. Chicago Bar Assn. since 1887. Republi- 
can. Elected assessor of Town of Hyde Park, 
1888; now alderman from Seventh Ward; re- 
elected. 1905, for fifth term. Presbyterian. Of- 
fice: Chamber of Commerce. Residence: 5807 
Washington Av. 

BENNETT, Horace Corhett, lawyer; b. Che- 
shire Co., N. H., Oct. 24, 1841; s. Lyman and 
Luclnda (Wellington) Bennett; ed. public 
school and 2 years at Appleton Acad., New 
Ipswich, N. H.; enlisted Sept., 1861, in First 
New Hampshire Battery, serving 3 years and 
taking part in the battles of Gettysburg, sec- 
ond battle of Bull Run, Rappahannock Sta- 
tion, Antietam, South Mountain, Fredericks- 
burg, Chancellorsville. the Wilderness (where 
he was wounded) and all the battles of the 
Army of the Potomac except Gen. McClellan's 



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Peninsular campaign; studied law In office of 
Hon. Amasa Norcross, of Fitchburg, Mass., 
and later represented Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor 
& Co., of New York, publishers of school and 
college text books, in the New England States 
until 1870; meanwhile being admitted to the 
Massachusetts bar in 1869; m. 1870, Charlotte 
E., daughter of Dr. Freeland, of Fitcliburg, 
Mass. Removed to Chicago, 1870; was burned 
out in fire of 1871; has been since then engaged 
In a general law business, making a specialty 
of commercial law. Republican. Office: 134 
Clark St. Residence: 339 Warren Av. 

BENNETT, James Ewing-, grain commis- 
sion; b. St. Louis, Mo., Apr. 3, 1871; s. Thomas 
and Jennie (Ewing) Bennett; attended public 
schools; grad. Chicago Manual Training 
School in class of 1890; m. Chicago, Apr. 8, 
1902, Bertha Bogue. First business experience 
was with the W. Seattle St. Ry.. of Seattle, 
Wash.. 1891-3; after that was employed in the 
offices of Bennett & Johnson, brass foundry, 
and in 1S94 became associated with Thomas 
Bennett & Co., grain and provisions, of which 
he is now the sole proprietor. Mem. of the 
Chicago Board of Trade. Republican. Clubs: 
Chicago Athletic. Kenwood, Chicago Yacht, 
Chicago Automobile. Office: Board of Trade 
Bldg. Residence: 105 E. 47th St. 

BENNETT, James O'Donnell, dramatic 
critic; b. Jackson, Mich., May 1. 1870; s. 
Charles Henry and Mary (O'Donnell) Bennett; 
ed. Univ. of Michigan; m. Erie. Pa., June 5, 
1901, Susan North Hayward. Has been en- 
gaged as a newspaper writer since 1892, chiefly 
on the press of Chicago; served as correspond- 
ent for the Chicago Journal during the Span- 
ish-Am. War, and was afterward editorially 
connected with that paper; joined the staff 
of the Chicago Record-Herald, of which he Is 
now tlie dramatic editor. Protestant Episco- 
palian. Republican. Office: Chicago Record- 
Herald. Residence: 308 N. State St. 

BENNETT, Bawson, journalist; b. Franklin, 
Ind., Dec. 5. 1863; s. James Clinton and Flora 
(Rawson) Bennett; ed. public schools of Louis- 
iana and Kansas; grad. from Emporia (Kan.) 
High School; studied languages under Dr. 
Lewis DeLew. Wichita, Kan.; student Univ. 
of Kansas, 1881-4; Univ. of Michigan, 1885 (no 
degree); m. Milwaukee, Wis., June 29, 1903, 
Cora Anita Jones, Riverside, Calif. Beginning 
as reporter Chicago Daily News, in May, 1886, 
served on various papers in Chicago, Kansas 
City and Milwaukee until Jan., 1896, when be- 
came telegraph copy-reader and foreign news 
editor Chicago Inter Ocean to Nov., 1899; since 
then editorial writer Chicago Inter Ocean; 
also director and sec. The Inter Ocean News- 
paper Co. Republican. Was private and ser- 
geant Co. G. 5th Regt.. Michigan N. G., 1890-5. 
Mason (]\Tyrtle Lodge. Irving Park Chapter, 
Siloam Council, Oriental Consistory); also 
mem. Modern Maccabees, National Union, 
Modern Woodmen, Royal League. Unitarian. 
Life mem. Shakespeare Soc. of New Yorl^. Of- 
fice: The Inter Ocean. Residence: 1389 W. 
Montrose Av. 

BENNETT, Bobert John, wholesale grocer; 
b. Pulaski, Oswego Co.. N. Y., Feb. 9, 1839; s. 
Reuben J. and Alta (Haskins) Bennett; ed. 
Lake Co. schools, finishing at Waukegan, 111., 
and Racine. Wis.. IS.So-?; m. Chicago, Apr. 9, 
1862. Electa M. Hovt; children: Arthur Grant, 
Maud B. (now Mrs. Vail). William Hoyt. 
School teacher in Lake Co.. 111.. 1856-63: mem. 
firm since 186.T and now vice-pres. and director 
of the W. M. Hoyt Co.. wholesale grocers. Was 
director of the Atlas National Bank, and later 
vice-pres. and director of the Western State 
Bank; mem. firm of Glenn R. Powers & Co., 
general merchants. Belgrade. Mont. Was alder- 
man and for n time mayor of Lake Forest, 
111., 1872-4. Republican. Congregationalist; 
connected with City Missionary Soc; trustee 
Wlieaton College. Cltib: Congregational. Office: 



1-11 Michigan Av. Residence: 2449 N. Paulina 
Street. 

BENNETT, Willis Henry, merchant; b. Erie. 
Pa., Aug. 24, 1851; s. Henry D. and Sarah Ann 
(Bryant) Bennett; ed. Erie ward school and 
Erie High School up to 1867; m. Davenport, 
la., Dec. 24, 1883, Estella P. Jolmston; chil- 
dren: Willis Henry Johnston, Allie Johnston, 
June Johnston, Bryant Johnston, Dorothea 
Johnston. Clerk In grocery store, Belvidere, 
111., 1868-71; early In 1872 became clerk for 
H. B. Cragin & Co., Chicago, and, 1873-5, was 
commercial traveler for same firm; with Chi- 
cago Stamping Co., 1875-83; then with L. C. 
Dessanet Sons, hardware jobbers, Davenport, 
la., as commercial traveler: in 1886 became 
salesman and subsequently Western mgr. for 
the Reading Hardware Co. (a position he still 
occupies) ; the company have at Reading, Pa., 
one of the most complete plants in the country 
for manufacturing fine builders' hardware. 
Also sec.-treas. Lawson Manufacturing Co., 
of Racine, Wis., pres. Cotton Belt Lumber 
Co., of Webb, Miss.; a State director of First 
State Pawners' Co. Republican. Mason; Belvi- 
dere Lodge, Kiswaukee Chapter (Belvidere, 
111.). Siloam Commandery, K. T.. Oak Park. 111., 
Kaaba Temple (Shrine), Davenport, la. Dele- 
gate to National Republican Convention, 1896; 
alternate, 1904. Club: Hamilton. Office: 105 
Lake St. Residence: 309 S. Fifty-third Av. 
(Austin). 

BENSINGEB, Benjamin Edward, president 
of the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company; b. 
Louisville. Ky., Jan. 4, 1868; son of Moses" and 
Eleanor (Brunswick) Bensinger; ed. Moseley 
(public) School, South Division High School, 
and Bryant & Stratton Business College; m. 
Chicago. Jan. 20. 1896. Rose Frank; one son: 
Robert Frank. From 1885 to 1888 was connect- 
ed with the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co.; 
from 1888 to 1890 sec. of the Bensinger Self 
Adding Cash Register Co.. which concern has 
retired from business; since 1890 with the 
Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co., of which. In 
1903. he became first vice-pres.; on the death 
of his father succeeded to the presidency ; 
company are manufacturers of billiard and 
pool tables and supplies, bank, office and bar 
fixtures, refrigerators, bowling alleys, etc. Re- 
publican. Jewish religion. Clubs: Hamilton, 
Standard (dir.). Office: 263-265 Wabash Av. 
Residence: Lakota Hotel. 

BENSON, Christian mdwlg-, wholesale fish 
merchant: b. Hadersley. Denmark. Apr. 22. 
1856; s. J. and Anna M. (Paulsen) Benson; ed. 
Denmark; came to United States. 1870: m. Chi- 
caero. Aug.. 1879. Chatrine Lund; children: 
Alfred J.. Anna. Since 1876 Importer of Nor- 
wegian, Swedish and Holland products, main- 
ly fish and cheese. Republican. Lutheran. 
Mason. Park Commissioner, North Shore Park 
District, 1900-4. Office: 274-6 S. Water St. 
Residence: 1023 Pratt Av. 

BENT, Georg-e Payne, piano and organ 
manufacturer; b. Dundee. 111., June 16, 1854: 
s. Rev. George (Congregational minister) and 
Mary P. (Payne) Bent: early education in 
public schools of Iowa, finishing at Wheaton 
(111.) College; m. Burr Oak. la.. Apr. 26, 1876, 
Clara A. Wingate; children: Clara Wlngate, 
George Henry, Charity Mary. Muriel, Dorothy 
Amelia. Charles Matchett. Barbnra. Came to 
Chicago. 1870: worked for David C. Cook (now 
publisher of Elgin, 111., but then a jobber of 
sewing machines and sewing machine sup- 
plies): bought out Mr. Cook's business, 1878. 
conducted it until 1880. when he began the 
manufacture of the "Crown" pianos and 
ortrans; his extensive manufacturing plant is 
located nt 245 Washington Boul. Independent 
in politics. Club: Union I>eague. Office: 211-13 
W.nbash Av. Residence: 5139 Washington Av. 

BENTLET, Charles S., commission mer- 
chant, soldier: b. Scliohnrie. N. Y.: s. E. E. 
and N. M. Bentlev; ed. Charlottevllle (N. T.) 



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Conf. Seminary; m. Vicksburg, Miss., 1864, & Co. Mason. Clubs: Jewelers, Standard. Of- 
M. E. Duncan; 3 children. Entered and served flee: State and Washinsrton Sts. Residence: La- 
in Second Wisconsin Cavalry through the kota Hotel. 

Civil War and was mustered out at its close. BEBIiIN, Bobert Carl, architect; b. Gran- 
Holds rank of tarig.-gen. After war settled ville, Putnam Co., 111., Feb. 11, 1853; s. Au- 
in Iowa; came to Chicago in 1885; in 1894 gustus and Helene (Brennemann) Berlin; ed. 
established in the grain commission business, Granville public school; grad., receiving 
senior mem. of the Bentley-Jones Commission diploma as architect, from Eidgenaessisches 
Co., until 1904; since then in same business Polytechnikum, Zurich, Switzerland, 1877; m. 
alone. Mem. of the Chicago Board of Trade. Chicago, May 10, 18S3, Agnes Augusta Dodge; 
Was chief marshal of the Memorial Day children: Lillian Agnes, Marie Valentine, Har- 
parade in Chicago in 1901, 1902 and 1904, and old Robert. In practice of architecture in Chi- 
of the Dewey parade in 1900. Mem. of the cago since 1877; designer and has superin- 
Military Order of the Loyal Legion and of tended erection of many fine residences, apart- 
Hiram McClintock Post, G. A. R. (command- ment buildings, factories, business buildings, 
er). Presbyterian. Trustee Presbyterian churches, schools, etc., in Chicago, and also 
Church of La Grange. Ofllce: Board of Trade, at other points in Illinois and other states. 
Residence: 211 S. Fifth Av., La Grange. Fellow of Am. Institute of Architects, and of 

BENTIiEir, Cyrus, lawver; senior mem. law Illinois Chapter of same. Republican. Clubs: 

firm of Bentley & Burling; dir. International Marquette, Ravenswood. Office: Tacoma Bldg. 

Harvester Co. Mem. Chicago Bar Assn., etc. Residence: 2589 N. Ashland Av., Ravenswood. 

Clubs: Chicago, University, Chicago Golf, On- BEBMINGHAia, Thomas C, wholesale pa- 

wentsia. Office: 215 Dearborn St. Residence: per merchant; b. on farm in Washington Co., 

157 Rush St.; summer, Elmhurst, 111. Wisconsin, May 21, 1850; s. Thomas and Ann 

BENTI^Eir, Prank Tag-g-art, traffic mgr. Illi- (Costello) Bermingham; ed. common schools, 
nois Steel Co.; b. Charlestown, Ind., May 2, Beloit, Wis., 1857-65; m. Des Moines, la., Oct. 
1864; s. Francis W. and Catherine (Taylor) 6, 1880, Belle Daugherty. Began business life 
Bentley; ed. Charlestown (Ind.) public schools, in 1868 as office boy with Davis, Lawrence & 
Charlestown Acad, (private), Davenport (la.) Davis, paper manufacturers, Beloit, Wis.; 
Business College; m. Chautauqua Lake, N. Y., traveling salesman for same firm, 1870-2; for 
Aug. 11, 1889, Catherine L. Brownell. After J. W. Butler Paper Co., 1872-82; in range cat- 
several years spent in rouglning it in the west, tie business in Arapahoe Co., Colo., 1882-92; 
entered accounting dept. of Monon Route, Feb., lost all his money in the business and re- 
1885; changed to operating dept., Chicago & turned to Chicago, 1892, and worked for sev- 
Northwestern Ry., July, 1886, and to traffic eral firms in wholesale paper business, 1892-9; 
dept. of Chicago Great Western Ry., Apr., secured interest in wholesale paper business 
1889; local freight agent of same, Chicago, of F. K. Moody & Co., 1899; reorganized as 
1892-3; general freight agent for Consolidated Moody & Bermingham Co., 1902, becoming its 
Steel & Wire Co., June, 1894; for Am. Steel pres., Mr. Moody retiring from firm same 
& Wire Co. from its formation until Mar., year; changed name of company, 1904, to Ber- 
1899; since then traffic mgr. of the Illinois mingham & Seaman Co., of which is pres. 
Steel Co. Chairman traffic committee of the Office: Tribune Bldg. Residence: 1013 Demp- 
Illinois Manufacturers Assn. since 1900. Inde- ster St., Evanston. 

pendent Republican. Presbyterian. Clubs: Ex- BEBBY, Franklin James, commission mer- 

moor, Ouilmette, Chicago Yacht. Office: The chant in horses; b. Limington, Me., Sept. 26, 

Rookery. Residence: Hotel Lakota. 1837; s. William and Catherine (Berry) Berry; 

BENTIiEV, Wiltoer Gorton, retired lawyer ed. public schools of Limington, Me.; m. Lim- 

and underwriter; b. Watertown, N. Y., Dec. ington. Me., Oct. 25, 1858, Sarah W. Weeman; 

13, 1835; s. Gorton and Alancy (Clark) Bent- 1 daughter: Ella May (Mrs. B. P. Riding, of 

ley; ed. common school and Wyoming Acad., New York). Was reared on farm in Maine, 

Wyoming, N. Y. ; studied law with Hon. Har- and was engaged in the horse business at 

low L. Comstock, Warsaw, N. Y., 1858-61; Portland, Me., 1856 to 1873; since then in 

m. Lena, 111., June 25, 1860, Marv A. Bailey; business in Chicago as sale and commission 

children. Marshall G., Mrs. Alice Bentlev Gar- dealer in all kinds of horses, as head of firm 

diner, William J. (died, aged 4), Cora M. of P. J. Berry & Co. Republican; active in poli- 

Served as capt., maj. and lieut.-col. Ninth N. tics, and stumped Illinois for McKinley in 

Y. Volunteer Cavalrv from Oct. 14, 1861, par- 1896 and 1900, and for Roosevelt in 1904. 

ticipating in nearlv 100 engagements; severe- Clubs: Hamilton, Waubansia. Office: 3 Dexter 

ly wounded at White House Landing, Va., Park Av. Re.sidence: 145 Oakwood Boul. 

June 21, 1864, resulting in loss of left leg; BEBBY, Joseph John, dealer in molasses, 

mustered out of service Oct., 1864; admitted syrup, sugar, etc.; b. on farm near St. Louis, 

to bar at Buffalo, N. Y., Dec, 1864; moved to Mo., May 23, 1862; s. Jacob and Frances 

Des Moines, Ta., and, in 1865, elected probate (Franel) Berry; ed. common schools of St. 

and countv judge; resigned because of 111 Louis and later in Christian Brothers College, 

health, 1867; moved to St. Louis, Mo., and St. Louis; m. Galena, 111., May 18, 1886, Julia 

worked life and fire insurance for ten years; M. Maybrun; children: Heribert J., Loretta, 

attornev and superintendent of agencies Con- Eleanore. Began business career at 21 in St. 

tinentai Fire Ins. Co. of New York, 1877-85; Louis, June, 1883, as dealer in groceries and 

general northwestern mgr. for same, 1885-91; feed, and continued at that business until 

in banking business, 1891-3; since then re- 1889, when sold it out, came to Chicago, and 

tired. Mem. Loyal Legion, Western Soc. Army entered the business now conducted by the 

of the Potomac. Former mem. Bankers, Mar- Berry-Maybrun Co., dealers in molasses, 

quette and Union League Clubs. Baptist, syrup, sugar, etc., of which he is pres. Office: 

Office: New Federal Bldg. Residence: 474 Elm 59-65 Larrabee St. Residence: 521 Ridge Av., 

St. Evanston. 

BEBO, Morris Kenry, ieweler; b. New York BEBSBACH, Alfred, treas. and general mgr. 

Citv, Feb. 2, 1853; s. Henry and Henrietta The J. Manz Engraving Co.; b. Chicago, Nov. 

(Hyman) Berg; removed with parents to Chi- 5, 1856; s. John and Magdaline (Zanner) Bers- 

cago in infancv; ed. public schools and in bach; ed. Chicago public schools; m. Dec. 25, 

Dvrenforth's School of Trade. Chicago; m. 1878, Helena Malcolm; children: Lillian, Clara, 

Chicago, Mar. 4, 1877, Rose Weil; children: Amy A. F., Frank John. Began as boy, in 1872, 

Mrs. Agnes Berg Landauer, Herbert Morris, his connection with the engraving house of 

In 1868 entered the jewelrv house of Wendell J. Manz & Co. Was admitted to partnership in 

& Hyman as an errand boy, and continued 1880. and upon incorporation of the business 

with the house until he advanced to a partner- in 1890 he became sec. and treas., and is now 

ship in the firm now known as Ilvman, Berg treas. and general mgr. 33° Mason; K. T,; 



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Shriner. Club: Chicago Athletic. Office: 197 S. 
Canal St. Residence: 25fi8 N. Hermitage Av. 

BEBSBACH, BMII., sec. the Tablet & Ticket 
Co.; b. Chicago, Nov. 2, 1861; s. John and 
Magdaline Bersbach; ed. Cliicago public 
school; m. Chicago, Oct. 6. 1SS9, Nora Jean- 
ette Abbott; 1 son, Emil. First business expe- 
rience was as errand bov for V'ergo, Ruhling 
& Co., 1872; then with Boston Store (firm of 
C. W. & E. Pardridge) ; with Wade Abbott, 
lawyer; then 6 years with A. T. Stewart & 
Co., 2 years with John V. Farwell & Co., IVa 
years at Evanston, Wyo., with Blythe & 
Fargo; since 1S86 with the Tablet & Ticket 
Co.; mgr. of the company's branch at New 
York, 1889-99; since 1899 sec. of the company 
and located at Chicago. Republican. Office: 87-9 
Franklin St. Residence: 2495 N. Asliland Av. 

BESIiBT, Prederick Atwood, plivsician; b. 
Waukegan, 111., Apr. 19, 1868; s. William and 
Sylvia (Jocelyn) Besley; ed. public and higli 
schools of Waukegan, Chicago Manual Train- 
ing School and Northwestern Univ. Med. 
School, M.D., 1894; unmarried. Since 1894 has 
been engaged in the practice of medicine in 
Chicago, and since 1900 has been a mem. of 
the Chicago Board of Health. Prof, of surgery 
in the Post-Craduate Med. School. Attending 
surgeon Cook Co. Hosp.; attending surgeon 
Woman's Hosp. and Chicago Charity Hosp. 
Mem. Am. Med. Assn.. Chicago Surgical Soc, 
Chicago Med. Soc, Mississippi Vallev Med. 
Soc. Club: Chicago Athletic. Office: Columbus 
Memorial Bldg. Residence: 6027 Prairie Av. 

BBST, "William, manufacturer; b. Canter- 
bury, Eng., 1841; s. T\'illiam and Marv Ann 
("Whitehead) Best; family came to U. S. 1852; 
ed. Canterbury and Chicago public schools; 
m. Aug., 1865, Louise C, daughter of Isaac B. 
Sterling, of Chicago; children: William, Flor- 
ence G., Grace L. (died, aged 13). First em- 
ployment on leaving school in 1857 was as 
office boy in wholesale tobacco house of John 
C. Partridge & Co., in which, after a few- 
years, lie became partner, and on death of Mr. 
Partridge, 1876, became head of the house 
and organized the firm of Best, Russell & Co., 
wholesale tobacconists and cigar manufac- 
turers: on incorporation as Best & Russell 
Co.. 1891, became pres. South Town collector, 
1883; South Park Commissioner since 1886 
(pres. of Board. 1887-91; auditor of Board, 
1905). Mason (32°), K. T. Trustee Sixth Pres- 
byterian Church. Clubs: Mid-Day, Washington 
Park, Calumet, Iroquois. Illinois Athletic. 
Office: 42 Randolph St. Residence: 4331 Drexel 
Boul. 

BETHEA, Solomon Hicks, lawver; b. Lee 
Co., 111.; s. T\niliam T. and Emilv (Green) 
Bethea; ed. nublic schools, Dixon, 111.; high 
school. Ann Arbor. Mich.; literary dept., Univ. 
of Michigan; studied law in offices of Eustace. 
Barge &: Dixon. Dixon, 111.; admitted to bar 
and became partner of Hon. John V. Eustace. 
Mem. of Illinois Legislature, 1882-3; mavor of 
Dixon 1 term: TT. S. district atty., Northern 
district of Illinois, 1899-1905; U. S. district 
judge. Illinois, since Mar., 1905. Office: Fed- 
eral Bid ST. 

BETSCHE, Charles "William, furniture manu- 
facturer; b. Bfiden. Germany, Ausr. 11. 1848; 
s. Jacob and Christina (Branch) Betsche; ed. 
schools in Germnny; m. Chicago, 1872, Kate 
Fischer; children: Emma, I^vdia, Oscar, Wil- 
liam, Arthur. Clara. Came from Germany in 
1865 to Chicago: learned the trade of uphol- 
sterer here, and worked at trade until 1879. 
when established business for self. Later 
.ioined by Henry Ricke and orsranized the 
Betsche & Ricke Manufacturing Co., of which 
was sec. and mgr. In 1886 organized present 
firm of Charles W. Betsche & Co.. of which is 
still at head. Office: 69 North Av. Residence: 
388 Dayton St. 

BETTMAN, Boerne, physician, oculist and 
aurist; b. Cincinnati. O., Sept. 6, 1856; s. Abra- 



ham and Sarah Bettman; grad. Cincinnati 
High School. 1874; Miami Med. College. M.D., 
1877; served as asst. to Dr. Williams, oculist. 
Cincinnati, and later for 11/2 years with Prof. 
Knapp, oculist, of New York, and also asst. to 
Dr. Frank Bosworth, Bellevue Med. Hosp.; 
went abroad, 1879; studied 6 months at Univ. 
of Vienna; then, after a period of travel in 
Europe, became first asst. to Prof. Becker in 
eye dept. of Univ. of Heidelberg, until May. 
1881; visited hosps. and attended clinics in 
Paris for about 6 months, attended the Inter- 
national Med. Congress in London; returned to 
New York, Sept., 1881, and in Nov., 1881, came 
to Chicago; m. Chicago, 1888, Clara Snydacker; 
children: Ralph, Louise. Engaged contin- 
uously in practice in Chicago as specialist in 
eye and ear diseases; was prof, of the eye and 
ear dept. and treas. College of Physicians and 
Surgeons, Chicago,; one of surgeons of Illi- 
nois Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, and 
physician in charge of indoor eye and ear 
dept. of Michael Reese Hosp., and German and 
Cook Co. Hosps. Oculist and aurist, and treas. 
of Post-Graduate Med. School. Founder of Jew- 
ish Dispensary. Mem. and ex-sec. Chicago 
Soc. of Ophthalmology and Otologv; mem. Chi- 
cago Med. Soc. Illinois Microscopical Soc, 
Illinois State Med. Soc, Am. Med. Assn. Pres. 
of State Board of Charities; asst. surgeon of 
2d Regt. I. N. G. Mem. of the German Escula- 
pia Soc; also editor of Eye dept. of Post- 
Graduate Med. Journal. Clubs: Union League, 
Quadrangle, German Press. Residence: 4753 
Lake Av. 

BE'VAIT, Arthur Dean, physician; b. Chicago, 
1861; s. Thomas and Sarah Ramsey Bevan; 
ed. Sheffield Scientific School, Yale, 1878-9; 
M.D., Rush Med. College, 1883; m. Akron, O., 
Feb., 1896, Anna L. Barber. U. S. Marine 
Hosp. Service. 1883-7; prof, anatomv, Oregon 
State Univ., 1886-7; Rush Med. College, 1887-9: 
prof, surgical anatomy and associate prof, 
surgery same since 1899; 1902, prof, of sur- 
gery in same; professorial lecturer on sur- 
gery, Univ. of Chicago; surgeon of Presby- 
terian Hosp.; pres. Presbvterian Hosp.; pres. 
Chicago Medical Society, 1899: fellow Ameri- 
can Surgical Society, 1900. Clubs; Cliicago 
Athletic, University, Washington Park, Glen 
View, Chicago Golf. Office: 100 State St. Resi- 
dence: 2917 Miciiigan Av. 

BICKFOBD, Iiuther Henry, editor; b. 
Menlo, la., Apr. 18. 1872; s. Frederick B. and 
Lucy (Whipple) Bickford; ed. St. George's 
and Leadville (Colo.) high school and Univ. 
of Denver; unmarried. Formerly managing 
editor Colorado Sun and Denver Times; now 
associate editor Chicago Inter Ocean. Mem. 
Military Order Loyal Legion. Office: The Inter 
Ocean. Residence: 618 E. Both St. 

BICKFOBD, Bussel Kittridgre, lumber: b. 
Peacham. Caledonia Co., Vt.. Dec. 28, 1826; 
spent early life on farm; ed. Peacham, Vt. 
Associated with lumber business almost from 
boyhood; in 1857 became mem. of firm of Bick- 
ford. Brewster & Tildesley. wliich dissolved 
at the end of 3 years, the failure of William 
Brewster, of the firm, who was also a large 
manufacturer, so involving the firm that they 
sold their assets and yard, "^"orked principally 
as inspector during the dull years from 1858 
to 1861; then resumed regular commission 
business; had William Ruger, a former em- 
ploye, as partner. 1870-3: joined by Reuben 
Knox, firm becoming Bickford, Knox Sk Co.: 
incorporated as Bickford .t Knox Co.. of which 
he has since been pres. Was mem. of the com- 
mittee which. In 1858. formulated the rules 
for lumber inspection which liave ever since 
eroverned the Chicago market. Office: 242 S. 
Wnter St. Residence: Oak Park. 111. 

BICKNEIi^, Ernest Percy, general super- 
intendent of the Chicago Bureau of Charities: 
b. near Vincennes. Ind., Feb. 23, 1862; s. Ell 
and Charlotte (Ford) Bicknell; grad. Univ. 



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of Indiana, 1887; m. Indianapolis, Ind., 1891, 
Grace Vawter; children: Scott, Constance, Al- 
berta. After leaving college entered newspaper 
work as a reporter on the Indianapolis News, 
and afterward was a traveling correspondent 
of the same paper, later filling editorial posi- 
tions; was made sec. of the Board of State 
Charities of Indiana in 1893 and held that 
position until Jan. 1, 1898, when came to Chi- 
cago to accept present position. Club: City. 
Office: 79 Dearborn St. Residence: 5 Woodland 
Park. 

BICENEIii;, Orlando Ziane, sec. and mgr. 
Illinois Screw Co.; b. Underhill, Vt., Aug. 31, 
1841; s. Alfred and Theresa Bicknell; ed. pub- 
lic and high schools of Underhill, Vt.; m. Ju- 
neau, Wis., Oct. 13, 1865, Susan M. Bingham; 
children: Josephine, Jennie B., Lucy B., Or- 
lando M., Harold L.. Served In Army of the 
Potomac in Twelfth "Vt. Infantry; in general 
store, Northfield, Minn., 1865-71; came to Chi- 
cago, 1871; identified with various enterprises; 
treas. Chicago Screw Co., 1888-91; mgr. Illi- 
nois Screw Co. until Apr. 1, 1904, at which 
time the Illinois Screw Co. was merged with 
the Chicago Screw Co. and he became sec. and 
mgr. Mem. Sheridan Post G. A. R., Oak Park. 
Office: 2 N. Canal St. Residence: 320 Linden 
Av., Oak Park. 

BIDDi;i:, "William Baxter, third vlce-pres. 
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Ry. Co.; b. Be- 
lolt, Wis.. Nov. 12. 1856; s. Charles H. and 
Alice (Coffman) Biddle; ed. Belolt public 
schools; m. Nov. 23, 1880, Ella Frost, of Be- 
loit; children: Robert C, Wheldon F., Walter 
C. Began railway career In 1887 as brakeman 
for Santa Fe Co.; later station agent and, 
1882-6, chief clerk general freight office At- 
lanta & Pacific R. R. (part of Santa Fe sys- 
tem); promoted to asst." freight agent, 1886, 
then division freight and passenger agent, 
and, In 1888, asst. general freight agent Santa 
Fe system; asst. traffic mgr., 1890-4, and 
freight traffic mgr. from 1894 to Mar. 1, 1905; 
elected third vlce-pres. Chicago, Rock Island 
& Pacific Ry. Co., Mar. 1, 1905. Clubs: Chicago 
Athletic, Kenwood, Midlothian. Office: LaSalle 
St. Station. Residence: 4531 Greenwood Av. 

BIBWII^I^, Josepli E.; b. Chicago, Feb. 21, 
1857; s. Richard and Mary (English) Bidwill; 
ed. Chicago public schools; m. Chicago, Sept. 
14, 1882, Mary A. O'Sullivan; children: Joseph 
E., Genevieve, Loretto, Earl, Charles, Richard, 
Arthur. In grain business since 1878, in which 
year was appointed mem. of the State Grain 
Inspection; promoted from position of helper 
through Intervening duties until became first 
asst.; was railroad and warehouse commis- 
sioner of Illinois under appointment of Gov. 
John R. Tanner. 1897-1901; from 1901 until 
June 9, 1904, chief grain inspector of Illinois, 
under appointment by Gov. Richard Yates, 
being the only person who has ever served 
from lowest to highest positions In that ser- 
vice. Republican. Mem. Chicago Central Com- 
mittee for 12 years; mem. Cook Co. Republi- 
can Committee. Delegate to National Repub- 
lican Convention of 1896. R. C. Club: Lincoln. 
Residence: 508 Ashland Boul. 

BXEDElfrWEG, "William C, stained glass, 
etc.; b. near Berlin, Ger., 1853; s. Charles and 
Mary Bledenweg; came to Chicago with par- 
ents In 1857; ed. public schools of Chicago; 
m. Chicago, 1884, Matilda Kugler. After leav- 
ing school, engaged in various pursuits until 
1874, when engaged in the stained glass busi- 
ness, which he learned thoroughly, and in 1885 
established for self, with J. E. Flanagan, the 
business being incorporated in 1893; is now 
treas. and dir. of the Flanagan <& Biedenweg 
Co.; also senior mem. of firm of Biedenweg & 
Reifert. Office: 57 Illinois St. Residence: 2840 
N. Hermitage Av. 

EIEBBO"WEB, Anstln, author: b. Shelley's 
Island. Pa.; s. Casper and Lydia Bierbower; 
grad. Dickinson College; studied Univ. of Ber- 



lin, 1872 (A.M., Dickinson; LL.D., Iowa Wes- 
leyan Univ., 1902); unmarried. For several 
years after graduating was prof. Latin and 
Greek, Iowa Wesleyan Univ.; admitted to bar, 
1874; has practiced for over 20 years In Chi- 
cago. Has been European correspondent Chi- 
cago Tribune and Cincinnati Times-Star; edi- 
torial writer Chicago Daily News. Author: 
Principles of a System of Philosophv; The 
Morals of Christ; The Socialism of Christ, 
1890; The Virtues and their Reasons, 1896; 
From Monkey to Man, 1894; How to Succeed, 
1900; On the Training of Lovers, 1900; Ethics 
for Schools, 1903. Clubs: French, Italian. 
Office: 87 Washington St. Residence: 1836 
Michigan Av. 

BIEBINOEB, William Ang'nstns, physician; 
b. Bielefeld. Westphalia, Germany, May 7, 
1872; s. Willhelm A. and Marie (Hauphoff) 
Bieringer; ed. in gymnasium, Bielefeld, Ger- 
many, to 1889; student Gross Med. College, 
Denver, Colo, 1896-8; Rush Med. College, Chi- 
cago, 1898-1900, graduating M.D., 1900; m. 
Leadville, Colo., Feb. 20, 1895, Emily Bowden. 
Was druggist, Rathsapotheke, Hanover, Ger- 
many, 1889-91; came to U. S., Apr., 1891; drug- 
gist in Cheyenne, Wvo., Leadville, Colo., Den- 
ver, Colo., until fall of 1896. In practice of 
medicine in Chicago since June, 1900. Mem. 
Chicago Med. Soc, Am. Med. Soc. Republican. 
Lutheran. Office and residence: 346 E. North 
Avenue. 

BIG'EIiO'W, Edward Alphens, Insurance; b. 
Zanesville, O., Aug. 18. 1849; s. Loyal H. and 
Wealthy M. (Pier) Bigelow; ed. Zanesville 
public schools; entered army at age of 14 
years and 4 months, private Company F, six- 
ty-eighth Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry In 
Civil War; participated In Sherman's cam- 
paigns from Vicksburg to close of war; m. 
first, 1871, Margaret R., daughter of W. H. 
Bush, of Chicago (died 1879); m. second, Chi- 
cago, Aug. 23, 1887, Susan Springer; 1 son: 
Loyal Arthur. After war became grain and 
provision commission merchant; for many 
years at head of B. A. Bigelow & Co.; retired 
from grain business, 1897; organized, May, 
1903, and Is now pres. Continental Life Ins. 
Co.; also sec. and director Bush Temple Con- 
servatory. Served In Spanish-American War 
as ma.l. and paymaster; mem. Loyal Legion, 
G. A. R. Republican. Methodist. Clubs: Union 
League, Marquette. Office: Security Bldg. Resi- 
dence: 553 Dearborn Av. 

BIGEIiOW, James Iioyal, treas. Am. Guar- 
antee Co.; b. Zanesville, O., Nov. 24, 1846; s. 
Loyal H. and Wealthy Maria (Pier) Bigelow; 
ed. Zanesville public schools; m., first, 1872, 
Lydia M. Gould (died July, 1889); 1 daughter 
(died, aged 18 months); m. second, Chicago, 
Apr. 12, 1893, Anna C. Hardy. Enlisted as 
private at age of 17, in Jan., 1864, In Company 
F, 68th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry, 
Second Brigade, Third Division, Seventeenth 
Army Corps; served in Army of the Tennessee 
(under Gen. Frank P. Blair, dept. commander. 
Gen. M. D. Leggett, division commander. Gen. 
R. C. Scott, brigade commander, and Col. W. 
B. Wells, commanding regiment) with Sher- 
man until close of war; discharged at Cleve- 
land, O., July, 1865. Employed by father. 
Loyal H. Bigelow, in wholesale drug busi- 
ness, 1865-75; engaged In business on Chicago 
Board of Trade. 1876-99; since 1899 treas. Am. 
Guaranty Co. Republican. Liberal in religion; 
attends Stewart Av. Universallst Church. 
Office: 171 LaSalle St. 

BI(JEIiO"W, ITelson P., lumber; b. Racine, 
Wis., July 19, 1862; s. Anson A. and Emma 
W. (Ullmann) Bleelow: brought to Chicago 
by parents, Sept., 1862; early education In 
Chicago public schools; srad. Tale, 1884; m. 
Nov. 23, 1893. Sophia Dallas Borda; children: 
Matilda. Anson A. After leaving college en- 
tered the business of Bigelow Brothers. In 
1887 he became a partner In the firm, and 



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when It was succeeded In 1902 by the corpora- 
tion of Blgelow Brother & Walker Co., he be- 
came its pres. and later pres. of the Fourche 
River Lumber Co. Republican. Clubs: Chicago, 
University, City, Onwentsia, Merchants. Office: 
131 LaSalle St. Residence, Lake Forest, 111. 

BIIiIiIG, George Washlngrton, physician and 
surgeon; b. Harper, Forreston Township, Ogle 
Co., 111., Jan. IS, 1S77; s. Cyrus and Kathrine 
(Klock) Billig; grad. Forreston high school, 
1S94; Bennett College of Medicine and Sur- 
gery, M.D., 1S9S; College of Physicians and 
Surgeons (med. dept. Univ. of Illinois), 1901; 
m. Streator, 111., May 27, 1902, Glencora, 
daughter Rev. Joseph Bell; 1 daughter: Kath- 
ryn Louise. Began to read medicine under 
direction of Dr. E. D. Cowen, 1894; taught 
rural school, Forreston, 111., winters of 1894-5; 
after graduation from Bennett Med. College 
served as interne Chicago Baptist Hosp., Sept. 
1, 1898, to Sept. 1, 1899; interne Cook Co. Hosp., 
Dec. 1, 1899, to June 1, 1901. Took charge of 
Dr. J. P. Webster's practice during his sojourn 
in Europe following June 1, 1901; in practice 
for self since Nov., 1901. Attending surgeon 
Cook Co. Hosp.; sec. attending staff Chicago 
Union Hosp.; prof, of medicine in Am. Med. 
College (med. dept. Univ. of Valparaiso, Ind.). 
Mem. Chicago Eclectic Med. Soc. Republican. 
Methodist. Office: 1665 Lincoln Av. Residence: 
2175 N. Seeley Av. 

BIIiIiINOS, Cliarles Iiewls, lawyer; b. High- 
land, Wis., Oct. 27, 1858; s. Henry M. and Ann 
(Bray) Billings; ed. common school, Iowa 
Co., Wis.; Normal School, Platteville, Wis., 
1875-6; taught school, 1876-8; special student 
Univ. of Wisconsin, 1878-82; unmarried. Ad- 
mitted to bar, 1883. Chief clerk and assistant 
in office of attornev general of Wisconsin, 
1882-3; located in Chicago, Sept., 1883; during 
1883-4 wrote articles and notes upon legal 
subjects for the Law Register and the Central 
Law Journal, and assisted in the preparation 
of new editions of the U. S. Supreme Court 
Reports and New York Chancery Reports; 
asst. librarian Cliicago Law Institute, 1885; 
attorney in credit dept. of J. V. Farwell & 
Co., 1886; in general practice of law at Kan- 
sas City, Mo., 1887-90; since 1890 in general 
practice in Chicago, mainly devoted to real 
estate law and titles, and insurance law; was 
a mem. of the firm of Paddock, Wright & Bil- 
lings, 1894-1901, who established the law In 
the appellate and supreme courts of Illinois 
upon many union labor questions. Mem. Am. 
Bar Assn., Illinois State Bar Assn., Chicago 
Bar Assn., Chicago Law Institute, The Law 
Club. Republican. Clubs: Chicago, Midlothian, 
Hamilton. Office: 100 Washington St. Resi- 
dence: 35 E. 22nd St. 

BXI.I.INOS, Prank M. S., M. D., dean and 
prof, medicine. Rush Med. College; b. High- 
land, Iowa Co., Wis., 1854; s. Henry M. and 
Ann Bray Billings; grad. Northwestern Univ. 
Med. School, 1881 (M.S.. Northwestern Univ., 
1890); consulting physician at Cook Co.. Chil- 
dren's Memorial and Michael Reese Hosps.; 
attending physician at Presbyterian and St. 
Luke's Hosps.; m. Washington, D. C, May 26, 
1887, Dane Ford Brawley; 1 daughter: Mar- 
garet, b. Chicago, Aug. 8, 1888. Mem. and ex- 
pres. Chicago Med. Soc; mem. Chicago Patho- 
logical Soc, Chicago Neurological Soc, Illi- 
nois State Med. Soc, Am. Med. Assn. (pres., 
1902-3), Assn. Am. Physicians. Clubs: Chi- 
cago, Chicago Athletic, University, Washing- 
ton Park, Chicago Literary, Quadrangle. Office: 
100 State St. Re.sidence: 35 22nd St. 

BHiIiOW, Blmer Ellsworth, pres. Nat. Sup- 
ply Co., contracting engineers; b. Shelby, O., 
May 11, 1S62; s. David and Susan (Tressler) 
Billow; grad. Wittenberg College. Springfield, 
O., 1883; m. Harrisburg, Pa., 1891. Jessie Mc- 
Kee: children: Vera, Susan, Marjorie, Elmer 
E., Jr. After leaving college engaged in the oil 
business at Springfield, O., for 6 years, coming 



to Chicago in 1888, and becoming pres. of the 
Nat. Supply Co., in which position has ever 
since continued. Is also pres. of the Cosmopoli- 
tan Light Co., manufacturers of incandescent 
gas mantles, sec. of the Bi-Metallic Mining 
Co., sec. of the Ft. Erie Ferry Ry. and Inter- 
national Ferry Co., Buffalo, N. Y. Mem. Beta 
Theta Pi. Republican. Clubs: Technical, Evans- 
ton Boat. Office: 315 Dearborn St. Residence; 
S23 Washington St., Evanston, 111. 

BINBS, Bobert, grain; b. Bloomfleld, O., 
July 15, 1842; s. Alexander and Elizabeth 
Bines; ed. Ohio public schools; m. Detroit, 
Mich., 1SS6, Mrs. Aurie L. Farnham. Came to 
Chicago, June 1, 1866, and has since been ac- 
tively identified witli the business life of the 
city, and has been operating on the Chicago 
Board of Trade since 1899; a dir. of tlie Board 
of Trade since 1900. Is also vice-pres. North- 
western Development Co. Office: Postal Tele- 
graph Bldg. Residence: 4326 Greenwood Av. 

BINQHAU, Charles Iiyman, dental supplies; 
b. Jericho Centre, Vt., June 13, 1852; s. Still- 
man Rockwell and Mary (Lyman) Bingham; 
ed. Chicago public schools; also under private 
tutor, followed by business education; studied 
music with D. N. Hood; m. Chicago, Oct. 15, 
1874, Jennie Elizabeth Leonard; children: Jes- 
sie May (Mrs. Mark R. Kimball), Carrie Anna, 
Mabel (Mrs. Harry B. Hess), Eleanor Eliza- 
beth. On July 5, 1870, entered employ of the 
Chicago branch of the S. S. White Dental 
Manufacturing Co. as mailing clerk, and after 
regular promotion, became, 1896, Chicago mgr. 
for the company. Republican. Presbyterian 
(elder In First Church, Chicago). Was sec. 
Apollo Club 6 years. Clubs: Kenwood, Home- 
wood. Office: 43 Randolph St. Residence: Chi- 
cago Beach Hotel. 

BINEIiET, John Thomas, Jr.; b. Cave-in- 
Rock, Hardin Co., 111., Oct. 10, 1859; s. John 
T. (M.D.) and Rachel E. (Ryan) Binkley; lived 
in Shawneetown, 111., from 12 to 20 years of 
age; attended public school until 18 years old; 
taught school 2 years; read medicine 1 year; 
attended lectures St. Louis Med. College, 1880- 
1882; grad. Ohio Med. College, M.D., 1883; m. 
June, 1891, Alice E. Lefflngwell (died 1894); 1 
daughter: Madeleine; m. second, 1897, Flor- 
ence E. Vail. Began practice of medicine, 1883, 
at Cave-in-Rock^ 111.; at Pawnee Rock, Bar- 
ton Co., Kan., 1884-5; then at Tacoma, Wash., 
practicing medicine 4 years; during 2 years 
was City Health Commissioner of Tacoma; 
during last year there chief surgeon of Fannie 
Paddock Hosp.; took post-graduate courses in 
surgery and special work In New York med. 
schools; came to Chicago, 1891; assisted Dr. 
H. T. Byford 2 years, then organized a com- 
pany and built the Chicago Hosp., which man- 
aged several years; finally became sole pro- 
prietor and was for several years chief sur- 
geon; sold Chicago Hosp., 1899. Was for 3 
successive years sec. Chicago Gvnecologicfil 
Soc. Director Chicago Hosp. Office: 92 State 
St. Residence: 5011 Madison Av. 

BIBB, Curtis D., railway official; b. Wa- 
pello, Louisa Co., la., Jan. 26, 1850; s. John 
and Rebecca (Mintun) Bird; ed. Burlington 
(la.) Univ.; m. Burlington, la., Dec. 15, 1875, 
Minnie Long; children: Claude D., June. Gil- 
bert M. (now deceased), Rachel M., Helen. 
Entered service of Burlington & Missouri 
River R. R. as bookkeeper in auditor's office 
In 1872; appointed traveling auditor of Chi- 
cago, Burlington & Quincy R. R., Aug. 1, 1883; 
asst. -auditor of freight accounts, Mar. 1, 1886; 
auditor of freight accounts since Dec. 1, 1887. 
Democrat. Four years trustee of the village 
of Hinsdale. Du Page Co., 111. Office: 209 
Adams St. Residence: 200 4th St., Hinsdale, 
111. 

BIBB, Harry ^ewls, lawver; b. Marinette, 
Wis., Oct. 8, 1870; s. Hon. H. P. and Sarah J. 
(Fairchlld) Bird; ed. Menominee (Mich.) high 
school. Lake Forest (111.) Acad., Lake Forest 



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College, B.A., 1894; Chicago-Kent College of pig lead, spelter, block tin, etc. Also treas. 

Law, LL.B. ; m. Chicago, 1897, Grace Wilson; of Bryant Manufacturing Co., and of Globe 

children: Harlan Wilson, Harry Lewis, Jr., Metal Co. Office: 24 Ontario St. Residence: 12 

Elizabeth. Came to Chicago, 1894; was on edi- Lane Ct. 

torial staff Chicago Chronicle 3 years, Chicago BXRXHOFF, Qeorge, Jr., real estate; b. Rot- 
Daily News 3 years, city editor Chicago Daily terdam, Holland, May 15, IS 52; s. George and 
News, 1899-1901; city paymaster. City of Chi- Agatha (Van Butten) BirkhofE; ed. In Holland; 
cago, 1901-4. Engaged in law practice with m. Chicago, June 22, 1875, Elizabeth Van Win- 
Graham H. Harris; Oct. 1, 1904, John Vennema den; children, Genevieve M., Agatha L., 
was admitted, and style of firm now Harris, George III. Came to U. S. and on July 21, 
Vennema & Bird. Republican. Presbyterian. 1871, became connected with the real estate 
Mason. Clubs: Hamilton, Chicago Press. Office: firm of W. D. Kerfoot & Co. (established 
First National Bank Bldg. Residence: 460 1862), of which firm he is now a mem. Has 
Bowen Av. been consul of the Netherlands in Chicago 

BIBDSAIiZ;, Blchard Manrlce, secretary since 1886; was commissioner general of the 
Western Cold Storage Co.; b. Greene, Che- Netherlands at the World's Columbian Expo- 
nango Co., N. Y., Jan. 11, 1843; s. Maurice and sition in 1893. Officer of the order of Orange 
Irene Juliand Birdsall; ed. Chenango Co. pub- Nassau, conferred by the Queen of Holland; 
lie schools and at Oxford Acad., Oxford, N. Chevalier of the Eiken Kroon, conferred by 
Y. ; m. Chicago, 111., Mar. 29, 1882, Carrie M. the Grand Duke of Luxemburg. Director Chi- 
Andrews; children: Jennie Irene, Carrie Lil- cago Title & Trust Co., Chicago Opera House 
lian, Elsie Louise. Began business career in Co., Chicago Relief & Aid Soc. Mem. and ex- 
retail grocery store at Greene, N. Y. ; came to pres. Chicago Real Estate Board. Republican. 
Chicago, 1877, and was a pioneer in the cold Presbyterian. Clubs: Union League, Kenwood, 
storage business in this city, beginning, 1878, Midlothian. Office: 85 Washington St. Resi- 
In the firm of Birdsall & Baker, which later dence: 4833 Woodlawn. Av. 

became the Western Refrigerator Co., and BXBKIiAND, Norman Sven, coal; b. Chicago, 

changing, 1894, to the Western Cold Storage Dec. 3, 1861; s. Jacob S. and Serena (Maurit- 

Co., of which he is sec. and director. Served zon) Birkland; grad. Lake View High School; 

in Civil War as orderly sergeant, Co. E, m. Chicago, 1885, Anna McDonald; children: 

Regiment N. Y. National Guard. Republican. Norman Donald, Evelyn Isabel, Walter Bogle. 

Mason, Eastern Light Lodge No. 126, Greene Since 1883 has been associated with Walter S. 

Chapter No. 106, B. A. M. ; Greene, N. Y., and Bogle in the coal business and is now sec. 

St. John's Commanderv No. 24, K. T., Olean, and treas. of the Crescent Coal & Mining Co. 

N. Y. Office: 39 N. State St. Residence: 390 Republican. Lutheran. Mason, Apollo Com- 

Warren Av. mandery No. 1, and Medinah Temple, Mystic 

BIBK, Edward JoHn, sec. and treas. of Blrk Shrine Club: Chicago Yacht. Office: 303 Dear- 

Bros. Brewing Co.; b. Chicago, Apr. 2, 1867; ^orn St. Residence: 393 Oakley Boul. 

Jacob and _Magdalena (Wheelflin) Birk; ed. ^=ISH<)P plxarles Nelson insurance; b. 



Scanlan (public) School to 1882; m. Chicago. Kenosha^ Wis., May 28 1855; s. Rev. Hiram 

Oct. 5, 1S92, Amanda Markus: 1 son: William Nelson Bishop (rector St. John s P E Church, 

Jacob. Began business life in 1882 as clerk Chicago); ed Chicago public and high school, 

a commission firm on the Chicago Board I" 1^72 entered fire insurance agency of 

-rade until 1889; went to the Pacific Coast; Thomas and W. A. Goodman as clerk, until 

r 8 months returned to Chicago; learned 1875; then In service of The Spectator Insur- 

brewer's trade with the Wacker & Birk ancp journal, 1875-80 (and also in 1883-5). 



f or °a' c?mmi'ssi"or'fi?m on^^thV cliTcago" B^oard JJl 1^72 entered fire insurance agency of 

of Trade until 1889; went to the Pacific Coast; Thomas and W. A. Gopdm^an^ as ^clerk,^ until 
after 

Br^ewinV Co", '■and^in'Aug"^189l7"with' eWer Part of time as traveling agent and part of 

brother, William A. Birk, organized the Birk time as mgr western office in Chicago, livedin 

Bros. Brewing Co., of which is now sec. and Colorado, 1880-3, where was engaged in min- 

treas. Democrat. Mem. Germania Mannerchor ing, and as editor and proprietor Summit Co. 

(director). Club: Illinois Athletic. Office: 101 Leader; partner In local fire insurance agency 

Webster Av. Residence: 268 Seminary Av. ?ffi?>?; ?i:°'^i].,t £°-; ^^'^''^^aJ^!^^ \tV!.l^ 

_,__ ._,,,,, . . ^. , .„ 1889 Chicago city mgr. for Northern Assur- 

BIEK, William Andrew, pres. Birk Bros, ance Co. of London. Office: 159 LaSalle St. 

Brewing Co.; b. Chicago, Nov. 11, 1861; s. Residence- Oak Park 111 

Jacob and Magdalena Birk; ed. public schools BISHOP, Henry w'., la'wyer; b. Lenox, Mass.; 

of Chicago; m Russells, O , Sept., 1903, Rosa- g Henry W. and Sarah (Tainter) Bishop; 

lind Britton. Was engaged in grain commis- ^j-ad. Amherst College and Harvard Law 

^*°i}, ^,"o^o'P®?? on the Cliicago Board of Trade school; m. 1863. Mrs. Anne Mauger, of Port- 

until 1882; then from 1882 to Aug^, 1891, con- j^nd. Me. (died 1884); m., 2d. 1886, Jes- 

nected with the Wacker & Birk Brewing Co., sica Ayrault, daughter of Robert Pomery, of 

of Chicago In 1891 with brother Edward J., pittsfleld. Mass.; came to Chicago and en- 

organized the Birk Bros. Brewing Co^ brewers ^^ged in general practice; appointed, 1865, 

and bottlers, of which is now pres. Democrat. Master in Chancery for the Circuit Court of 

Mem. Lincoln Park Lodge, A F. & A. M.; also ^^le U. S., northern district of Illinois, which 

Germania Mannerchor (director) Clubs: (^hi- position he has ever since held. Clubs: Union, 

cago Athletic Iroquois O^f^V 101-109 Web- jlnlversity, Chicago, Chicago Literary. Office: 



ster Av. Residence: 688 Fullerton Av, 



Post Office Bldg. Residence: Chicago Club. 



BIBKENSTEIN, Albert, merchant; b. Chi- BISHOP, Louis Brackett, Chicago mgr. of 
^^^?l ^P'^'-^i 1879; s, Sigmund and Mary (Fel- the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.; 
senthal) Blrkenstein; ed. Chicago public ^ Boston, Mass., Feb. 2, 1854; s. Paul J. 
school and Chicago Business College. On leav- and Frances A. (Bacon) Bishop; ed. public 
ing school entered house of S. Blrkenstein & and high schools at Boston, Mass., to 1869; m. 
Sons, metals, in which he has been a partner Chicago, Apr. 2, 1890, Minnie RIdgway; 1 son: 
smcelS9S. Mason mem. Chicago Lodge and of Ridgway P. Began business life In a whole- 
Corinthian Chapter R A. M. Mem. Chicago gale dry goods house in Boston, 1869, continu- 
Turngememdc. Club: Illinois Athletic. Office: j^g In bu.siness in that city until 1886, when 
24 Ontario St. Residence: 12 Lane Ct. came to Chicago. In 1888 became a solicitor 

BIBKEITSTEIN', Iiouis, merchant; b. Chi- for the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance 

cago, Aug. 6, 1866; s. Sigmund and Mary (Fel- Co., of Springfield. Mass., at Its Chicago 

senthal) Blrkenstein; ed. Chicago public branch, and in 1897 became Chicago mgr. of 

schools; m. Chicago, June, 1897, Bertha G. the company. Mem. and ex-pres. of the Life 

Ulman; 1 son: George U. Since 1881 engaged TTnderwriters' Assn. of Chicago. Republican. 

In business established by his father In 1865, Presbyterian. Mem. Board of Managers of the 

and now partner in S. Birkenstein & Sons, Y. M. C. A. of Chicago. Mem. of the Soc. of 

dealers in new and old metals, Ingot copper, Mayflower Descendants. Club: Hamilton. 



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Office: 135 Adams St. Residence: Hotel Del 
Prado. 

BISHOP, BnfUB W., physician; grad. Univ. 
of Vermont, A.B., 1877; Univ. of Berlin, M.D., 
1882. Fellow Am. Acad, of Medicine; mem. 
Am. Med. Assn., Chicago Med. Soc. Club: Calu- 
met. Med. director of the National Life Insur- 
ance Co. of the U. S. of A. Office: 70 State St. 

BISHOP, Seth Scott, physician; b. Fond du 
Lac, Wis., Feb. 7, 1852; s. Lyman and Maria 
(Probart) Bishop; grad. Pooler Institute, Fond 
du Lac, Wis.; studied at Beloit College, Wis., 
Univ. of New York, and grad. Northwestern 
Univ., 1876 (B.S., M.D., LL.D.); learned print- 
ers' trade; m. 1885, Jessie A. Button; chil- 
dren: Jessie and Mable. Prof, otology, rhi- 
nology and laryngology, Chicago Post-Gradu- 
ate Med. School and Hosp. ; prof, diseases of 
the nose, throat and ear, Illinois Med. College; 
surgeon to Illinois Hosp. and the Post-Grad- 
uate Hosp.; consulting surgeon to Mary 
Thompson Hosp., Illinois Masonic Orphans' 
Home of Chicago, and Silver Cross Hosp., 
Joliet; mem. International Med. Congress, 
Pan-Am. Med. Congress, Am. Med. Assn., State 
Med. Socs. of Illinois, Wisconsin and Minne- 
sota, etc. Mem. Masons, Odd Fellows, Knights 
of Honor, Ancient Order of United Workmen, 
Beta Theta Pi. Author: Diseases of the Ear, 
Nose and Throat, and Their Accessory Cav- 
ities; The Ear and its Diseases; also numerous 
monographs; editor of the Illinois Med. Bul- 
letin; one of the editors of The Laryngo- 
scope; has written extensively for journals 
and books. Office: 103 State St. Residence: 719 
W. Adams St. 

BISSEIiIi, Arthur G., sec. Clayton F. Sum- 
my Co., music publishers and piano dealers; 
b. Chicago, Jan. 1, 1870; s. George Francis 
and Jerusha (Woodbridge) Bissell; ed. Chi- 
cago public schools, Chicago Manual Training 
School, Lake Forest Acad., Lake Forest Univ.; 
m. St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 1, 1897, Emily Greeley 
Tredway; children: Emily Greeley Tredway, 
Arthur Dwight. Was 5 years with Weber Pi- 
ano Co.; then 5 years with Lyon, Potter & Co., 
former agents of Steinway & Sons' pianos; 
since Apr., 1898, sec. of Clayton F. Summy 
Co., publishers and importers of music and 
dealers in music and Chicago representative 
of Chickering & Sons, pianofortes. Pres. Chi- 
cago Bureau Agency of Music. Republican. 
Club: Onwentsia. Office: 220 Wabash Av. Resi- 
dence: Lake Forest, Hi. 

BITHBB, William A., lawyer; b. Sherbourn 
Co., Minn., June 16, 1867; s. Hiram Hall and 
Safrona (Felch) Bither; grad. Northern Indi- 
ana College, B.S., 1888; Univ. of Michigan, 
LL.B., 1892; m. Stacyville, la., July 19, 1894, 
Lydia L. Penny; 1 daughter: Luella. Admitted 
to bar by Supreme Court of Illinois, 1892. 
Pres. and dir. Masonic Temple Safety Deposit 
Co.; dir. and mem. executive board Security 
Trust and Deposit Co.; dir. Savage Construc- 
tion Co., International Register Co., Namood 
Oil Co. (treas. ). Republican. Office: New York 
Life Bldg. Residence: 4206 Ellis Av. 

BBACK, Arthur Davenport, dentist; b. Jack- 
sonville, 111., Nov. 15, 1870; s. Dr. G. V. and 
Elizabeth Black; grad. Illinois College, B.S., 
1892, Northwestern Univ. Dental School, 
D.D.S., 1900, Northwestern Univ. Med. School, 
M.D., 1901; m. Virden, 111., Oct. 19, 1897, 
Lenore Bronaugh; 1 son: Gilmer Vardiman. 
Came to Chicago from Jacksonville, 111., 1895; 
was engaged in manufacturing business in In- 
dianapolis and Chicago; since 1900 practicing 
dentistry in this city. Assistant professor of 
operative dentistry, and assistant oral sur- 
geon. Northwestern Univ. Dental School. Mem. 
Am. Med. Assn., Illinois State Med. Soc. Chi- 
cago Med. Soc, Nat. Dental Assn., Illinois 
State Dental Soc, Northern Illinois Dental 
Soc, Chicago Odontographic Soc. Republican. 
Club: Kenwood Country. Office: 31 Washing- 
ton St. Residence: 4465 Oakenwald Av. 



BIiACH, Elmer EllBworth, banker; b. Daven- 
port, la., Sept. 24, 1863; s. William and Mary 
J. (Henley; Black; ed. public schools of Clin- 
ton, la.; m. Glenwood, la., Apr. 26, 1893, Ida 
M. Powell; 1 daughter: Dorothy Powell. After 
leaving school, in 1877, became identified with 
the bank at Clinton, la., and from there came 
to Chicago in 1886 and entered the employ of 
N. W. Harris & Co., bankers, of which firm 
he became a mem. in 1896. Clubs: Union 
League, Kenwood, Washington Park. Office: 
204 Dearborn St. Residence: 368 E. 49th St. 

BIiACK, Frederick William, coal; b. In- 
dianapolis, Ind., Aug. 17, 1874; s. William F. 
and Elizabeth (Webster) Black; ed. grammar 
and high schools; m. Winsted, Conn., June 
20, 1899, Mary Anna Cooke; 1 daughter: Eliza- 
beth L. Black. Entered employ of Greer, Mills 
& Co., Union Stock Yards, Chicago, Jan. 1, 
1894, as messenger, and later was bookkeeper 
until Apr. 1, 1898, when began selling coal. 
Organized Harman-Black Coal Co., July 2, 
1899; dissolved Aug. 1, 1903; organized F. W. 
Black Coal Co., of which he is pres.; also 
treas. and mgr. Illinois & Eastern Coal Co. 
Republican. Mem. Church of Christ. Clubs: 
Hamilton, Colonial. Office: Old Colony Bldg. 
Residence: 4958 Vincennes Av. 

BIiACK, Greene V., dentist; b. Scott Co., 111., 
Aug. 3, 1836; grad. Missouri Dental College, 
St. Louis, 1877 (D.D.S.); (M.D., Chicago Med. 
College; ScD., Illinois College; LL.D., North- 
western Univ.); dean and prof, operative den- 
tistry, pathology and bacteriology, Nortliwest- 
ern Univ. Dental School, Chicago. Author: 
Formation of Poisons by Micro-Organisms; 
Periosteum and Peridental Membrane; Anat- 
omy of the Human Teeth; many soc. papers 
and journal articles. Office: 87 Lake St. Resi- 
dence: 4465 Oakenwald Av. 

BIIACK, John Charles, lawyer, soldier: b. 
Lexington, Miss., Jan. 27, 1839; s. Rev. John 
Black, D.D., and Josephine (Culbertson) 
Black; ed. Wabash College; served in U. S. 
Volunteer Army, Apr. 14, 1861, to Aug. 15, 
1865, enlisting as private in Montgomery 
Guards, for 3 months (mustered into service 
as Co. I, 11th Ind. Zouaves); at expiration of 
term of service went to Danville and recruited 
company for 37th 111. Vols., became maj. of 
regt. and with it took part in 13 battles and 
2 great sieges; promoted lieut.-col., June 9, 
1862; col., Feb. 1, 1863; brevetted brig.-gen., 
U. S. A., Apr. 9, 1865, "for gallantry in action 
at the storming of Blakely batteries"; m. 
Sept. 28, 1867, Adaline L. Griggs, of Urbana, 
111. Studied law; admitted to bar, 1867, and 
engaged in practice at Danville, gaining 
prominence at Illinois bar. Democrat; candi- 
date for Congress, 1866, 1880, 1884; for lieut. 
gov., 1872; Democratic nominee for U. S. 
Senator in Legislature of 1879; U. S. Commis- 
sioner of Pensions, 1885-9; elected Congress- 
man-at-Large from Illinois. 1892; resigned 
seat in Congress, Dec. 12, 1894, to become U. 
S. Atty. for Northern District of Illinois, 
1895-9: since Dec, 1903, U. S. Civil Service 
Commissioner. Declined nomination for gover- 
nor of Illinois by Nat. Democracy, 1896. Past 
Commander Military Order of the Loyal Le- 
gion; dept. commander G. A. R. of Illinois, 
1902-3; commander-in-chief G. A. R., 1903-4. 
Pres. U. S. Ci^'il Service Commission since 
Jan., 1904. Address: 1825 19th St., N. W., 
Washington, D. C. 

B^ACK, John Clarke, banker, capitalist; b. 
Mlddlebury, Addison Co., Vt., July 3, 1837; s. 
Daniel and Jean (Lawrence) Black; ed. public 
schools in Vermont; m. New York City, Sept. 
25, 1875, Elenor Clarke. Arrived In Chicago 
Mar. 6, 1856; was first employed as book- 
keeper and cashier for Ross & Ramber, dry 
goods, at 41 Lake St., and later with Armour 
& Co. until 1881. Was one of the organizers 
and Incorporators, Mar., 1883, of the Continen- 
tal National Bank, of wiiich has been for man.v 



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years pres. Also pres. and director of the 
Northwestern Safe and Trust Co.; mem. of 
Western Board of Control of the Audit Co. 
of New York; trustee of the Prussian Na- 
tional Insurance Co., of Stettin, Germany; 
trustee Art Institute of Chicago; trustee Ar- 
mour Mission. Mem. Chicago Board of Trade. 
Clubs: Chicago, Union League, Bankers, Sad- 
dle and Cycle, Union. Office: 21S LaSalle St. 
Residence: 9 Walton PI. 

BIiACE, John Donald, lawyer; b. Champaign, 
111., Sept. 11, 1872; s. Gen. John C. and Adaline 
L. (Griggs) Black; ed. public schools of Dan- 
ville, 111., and Washington, D. C, Columbian 
Univ. Law School, Washington, D. C. ; Har- 
vard Law School; m. Chicago, Jan. 1, 1902, 
Margaret Horton Potter. Admitted to bar by 
Supreme Court of Illinois, 1896; now being 
mem. of the law firm of Winston, Payne & 
Strawn. Club: Mid-Day. Office: First National 
Bank Bldg. Residence: 442 Chestnut St. 

BIiACK, William Perking, lawyer; b. Wood- 
ford Co., Ky., Nov. 11, 1842; s. Rev. John 
(D.D.) and Josephine (Culbertson) Black; 
father died when he was 5 years old, and 
with mother he removed to Danville, 111.; ed. 
schools of Danville, 111., and in 1860 entered 
Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind.; re- 
mained there until April 15, 1861; enlisted, on 
Pres. Lincoln's 90-day call. In Company I of 
the 11th Indiana Zouaves; was mustered out 
as corporal at end of enlistment and assisted 
in recruiting a company in Vermillion Co., 111., 
of which was elected Capt. (at age of 19). and 
It was mustered in for 3 years' service as 
Company K, 37th Illinois Infantry, at the head 
of which he remained until the expiration of 
his enlistment, Sept. 30, 1864, participating in 
all the engagements of his regiment; m. 1869, 
Hortensia M. MacGreal, of Galveston, Tex.; 
1 son: William P. E. After returning was 
1 year In office of the provost marshal of 7th 
congressional district of Illinois, at Danville; 
studied law in office of Arrington & Dent, Chi- 
cago; admitted to bar 1867; practiced at Dan- 
ville 1 year; returned to Chicago and became 
partner of his former preceptor, Thomas Dent, 
in firm of Dent & Black, until 1886, when the 
partnership was dissolved, following his de- 
fense of the famous anarchist case, in which 
he was leading counsel, conducting the de- 
fense and the subsequent appeals to the Su- 
preme Court of Illinois and the Supreme Court 
of the U. S. After the close of the trial re- 
sumed practice, becoming later senior partner 
of Black & Fitzgerald and now of Black & 
Black. Was Republican until 1872, when es- 
poused the cause of Horace Greeley; since 
then has been identified with the Democratic 
party. Was candidate for Congress on Demo- 
cratic ticket in 1882; identified with various 
reform movements. Pres. Hot Blast Smokeless 
Stoker Co. Chairman executive committee Chi- 
cago Tropical Planters Co. and other corpora- 
tions. Mem. of Geo. H. Thomas Post No. 5, G. 
A. R. Office: 59 Clark St. Residence: 1377 
Franklin Boul. 

BI.ACKBUEM-, Charles, sec. Cincinnati, 
Bluffton & Chicago R. R. Co.; b. Leighton Buz- 
zard, England, July 13, 1874; s. Robert and 
Sarah (Crowley) Blackburn: ed. public schools; 
m. Chicago, Dec. 6. 1S99, Gertrude S. Bracey; 
children: Ethel Maude, Charles Bracey. Sec, 
treas. and director Indestructible Post Co.; 
director Junction Oil & Gas Co. Republican. 
Episcopalian. Office: Tribune Bldg. Residence: 
9351 Pleasant A v. 

BIiACKMAN, Chester Sidney, grain com- 
mission; b, Jericho Center, Vt., Aug. 15, 1848; 
s. Henry C. and Minerva (Lane) Blackman; 
parents came to Illinois, settling in McHenry 
Co.; ed. public schools of Harvard, 111.; m. 
Harvard, 111., 1871, Jennie Diggins. Began in 
the grain commission business witli his broth- 
er, Willis L. Blackman, 1862, and a few years 
later the present style of Blackman Bros, was 



adopted. Mem. of the Chicago Board of Trade. 
Republican. Congregationalist. Clubs: Illinois, 
Hinsdale Golf. Office: Board of Trade. Resi- 
dence: Plaza Hotel. 

BIiACKMAN, Pranklin Pierce, lawyer; b. 
Warsaw, Coshocton Co., O., Mar. 25, 1855; s. 
Dr. Holder and Elizabeth (Spencer) Blackman; 
early education in public schools; taught in 
schools of Ohio and afterward, for 2 years, 
near Henry and Sparta, Marshall Co., 111.; then 
after some time at Ann Arbor (Mich.) High 
School, entered the Univ. of Michigan, 1881, 
graduating, A.B., 1885, and LL.B., 1887; m. 
1877, Harriet, daughter of William Lytle, of 
Clermont Co., O. Located in practice of law at 
Des Moines, la., 1887-8; then came to Chicago, 
where he has since been in successful prac- 
tice, and recently elected sec. and gen. counsel 
St. Louis & Fenton R. R. Co. Democrat. At- 
tended Central Church, founded by late Prof. 
Swing. Club: Iroquois. Offices: Frisco Bldg., 
St. Louis, Mo.; 145 LaSalle St., Chicago, 111. 

BIiACKMAN, Willis Iicmuel, grain commis- 
sion; b. Jericho Center, Vt., May 2, 1845; s. 
Henry C. and Minerva (Lane) Blackman; re- 
moved witli parents in boyhood to Harvard, 
111.; ed. public schools of Harvard, 111.; m. 
Fenton, Mich., 1669, Carrie Linsley; children: 
Winifred, Willis L., Bonnibel, Marjorie. Came 
to Chicago in 1862 and established in the grain 
commission business in a small way, later 
being joined by brotner, Chester S. Blackman, 
in forming present firm of Blackman Bros. 
Mem. Cliicago Board of Trade. Republican. 
Alderman of the City of Hinsdale. Congrega- 
tionalist. Clubs: Hinsdale, Hinsdale Golf. Of- 
fice: Board of Trade. Residence: Hinsdale, 111. 

BI^ACKWBIiDBB, I. S., underwriter; b. 
Montgomery Co., HI., Mar. 8, 1840; s. Peter 
and Nelly Blackwelder; ed. common schools, 
Litchfield, 111., and academy at Hlllsboro, 111.; 
m. Lawrence, Kan., Apr. 5, 1877, Alice Ger- 
trude Boughton; children; Paul, Eliot. County 
clerk of Montgomery Co., 111., 1861-4; in drug 
business, 1864-6; local fire insurance agent at 
Hlllsboro, 111., 1864; in field as representative 
of various prominent fire insurance companies, 
1868-74 and 1877-81; traveled as supervising 
agent National Board of Fire Underwriters, 
1874-6; since Apr., 1881, western mgr. Niagara 
Fire Insurance Co., of New York. Pres. West- 
ern Adjustment and Inspection Co. Repub- 
lican. Mem. S. A. R., Mason, K. T. Club: Union 
League. Residence: Morgan Park, 111. Office: 
159 LaSalle St. 

BIiACEWOOD, Alexander Iieslie, physician; 
b. Huntingdon Co., Quebec, Can., July 28, 1862; 
B. John and Ann (Steell) Blackwood; ed. Hunt- 
ingdon Acad., Huntingdon, Quebec, and McGill 
Univ., Montreal, Can.; grad. from Hahnemann 
Med. College, Chicago, M.D., 1888; New York 
Post-Graduate Med. School, 1889; Johns Hop- 
kins Med. School, Baltimore, Md., 1902; m. 
Hammond, Ind., Aug. 16, 1891, Helen A. Wins- 
low (died, Feb. 11, 1903); children: Leslie 
WInslow, Howard C. Since 1888 engaged In 
the practice of medicine and surgery in Chi- 
cago. Senior prof, of materia medica, and prof, 
clinical medicine in Hahnemann Med. Col- 
lege and Hosp., Chicago. Author: Diseases of 
Heart and Lungs; also Materia Medica Prepa- 
rations and Pharmacology. Republican. Con- 
gregationalist. Office: 31 Washington St. Resi- 
dence: 9128 Erie Av. 

B^AIB, Channcey J., banker; b. Michigan 
City, Ind., Apr. 6, 1845; eldest s. Chauncey B. 
and Caroline O. (De Graff) Blair; ed. private 
schools In Chicago; m. Chicago, Oct. 26, 1882, 
Mary A. L Mitchell; children: Italia Mitchell, 
Chauncey B., Mildred M., William M. Was for 
15 years pres. of the Merchants' National 
Bank, which was founded by his father; be- 
gan with that bank In 1879, and served In 
various capacities until 1888, when succeeded 
his father as pres.; bank was consolidated In 
spring of 1903 with the Corn Exchange Na- 



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tlonal Bank, of which Is vlce-pres. Also pres. 
the Kennlcott Water Softener Co., and a direc- 
tor of the South Side Elevated R. R. Co. Mem. 
Chicago Board of Trade; vlce-pres. Chicago 
Home for tlie Friendless. Republican. Clubs: 
Clilcago, Union League, Washington Park, 
Chicago Athletic, Bankers, Casino (Edge- 
water), Caxton, Home wood, Onwentsia, Quad- 
rangle, Saddle and Cycle. Bank: The Rookery. 
Residence: 4S30 Drexel Boul. 

BIiAZB, Prank Preston, lawyer; b. St. Louis, 
Mo., 1860; s. Maj.-Gen. Francis Preston Blair, 
U. S. A. (who was also U. S. Senator from 
Missouri and Democratic nominee for vice- 
pres. in 1868) and Apolline (Alexander) Blair; 
ed. State Univ. of Missouri, at Columbia, and 
U. S. Military Acad., West Point, graduating 
from latter In class of 1886; m. Columbia, Mo., 
Florence Price; 1 daughter, Emily. Served In 
U. S. Army in W. and S., becoming cap- 
tain In U. S. Cav. Service; resigned, studied 
law and was admitted to bar at St. Louis, 
Mo.; came to Chicago, 1891, and has since 
been engaged in practice of law. Was for some 
time an asst. state's atty. under Charles 
S. Deneen. Is also graduate of College of Phy- 
sicians and Surgeons, and Is now a lecturer 
on med. jurisprudence In that Institution. 
Mem. Am. Bar Assn. Club: University. Office: 
99 Randolph St. Residence: 36 Cedar St. 

BI^AIB, Henry AugustUB, financier; b. Mich- 
igan City, Ind., July, 1852; s. Chauncey Buck- 
ley and Caroline O. (De Graff) Blair; ed. Wil- 
llston Seminary, East Hampton, Mass.; m. 
Chicago, Feb. 19, 1878, Grace E. Pearce; chil- 
dren: Natalie, Anita. After leaving school In 
1871 entered the Merchants' National Bank of 
Chicago, of which his father was founder and 
with which he continued, becoming vlce-pres., 
until 1902 the bank, on the expiration of its 
second 20-year charter, consolidated with the 
Corn Exchange National Bank. Is receiver 
and director of the North Chicago Street Ry. 
Co., and of the West Chicago Street Ry. Co., 
and a director of the Calumet and Chicago 
Canal and Dock Co., the Elgin National Watch 
Co., the West Division Ry. Co., and the Chi- 
cago Edison Co. Republican. Clubs: Chicago, 
Union League (director), Washington Park, 
Chicago Athletic, Caxton, Chicago Golf, Mid- 
lothian, Onwentsia, Saddle and Cycle. Office: 
The Rookery. Residence: 2735 Prairie Av.; 
summer, Jefferson, N. H. 

BIiAIB, Sidney O., merchant; b. on a farm, 
Blandford, Hampden Co., Mass., Sept. 11, 1846; 
s. Samuel O. and Eliza (Osborn) Blair; m. Anna 
Louise Petty, Detroit, Mich., May 8, 1872. 
Went to Chicago in 1868; employed as clerk 
In wholesale grocery; in 1S71 engaged in coffee 
and spice business; founded present company 
In 1878; incorporated in 1882. Pres. E. B. Mil- 
lar Coffee and Spice Co.; 2 children: Mary L., 
Robert Osborn. Clubs: Kenwood Social, Home- 
wood. Republican. Office: Michigan Av. and 
S. Water St. Residence: 4319 Drexel Boul. 

b:LAIB, "Watson Pranklln, capitalist; b. 
Michigan City. Ind., Jan. 29, 1854; s. Chauncey 
Buckley and Caroline O. (De Graff) Blair; ed. 
Williston Seminary, East Hampton, Mass.; m. 
Chicago, 1881, Alice Keep; children: Watson, 
Wilcott. After leaving school entered the pork 
and beef packing lirm of Culbertson, Blair & 
Co., and remained In that business until 1877; 
then engaged In the grain commission busi- 
ness on the Chicago Board of Trade as Blair 
& Co. until 1890, when retired from active 
commercial business; was for several years a 
director in the Merchants' National Bank 
(founded by his father) prior to 1902, at 
■which time that bank, after an honorable 
career of 40 years, consolidated with the Corn 
Exchange National Bank, and It donated to 
its employes $100,000; now director Corn 
Exchange National Bank. Clubs: Chicago, Chi- 
cago Athletic, Chicago Golf, Saddle and Cycle. 
Office: The Rookery. Residence: 164 Rush St. 



BIiAKE, Edward Everett, field sec. Cook Co. 
Prohibition Committee; b. Burr Oak, Kan., 
May 14, 1875; s. Edward Everett and Sarah 
Elizabeth (Kenyon) Blake; grad. from Skin- 
ner (public) School, Chicago, June, 1890; un- 
married. Entered employ of Price Baking 
Powder Co. as bill clerk, July, 1890; trans- 
ferred, Feb., 1891, to advertising dept. as aast. 
to the mgr. ; asst. auditor Price Baking Pow- 
der Co., Aug., 1891, to July, 1894; auditor 
same, 1894-9; auditor of advertising accounts, 
Royal Baking Powder Co., July, 1899, to Nov. 
1, 1902, when became business mgr. of The 
New Voice, national organ of the Prohibition 
party, located in Chicago; Nov. 1, 1903, was 
assigned to present position as field sec. of 
the Prohibition party of Cook Co.; Jan. 1, 1905, 
became managing editor of The People's Com- 
panion, Chicago. Was pres. Young People's 
Prohibition Leagues of New York, New Jer- 
sey and Pennsylvania (an Inter-State organi- 
zation) 1901-3; sec. New York State Prohibi- 
tion Committee, 1902. Baptist. Pres. West Side 
Baptist Young People's Union, 1898-9. Office: 
40 Dearborn St. Residence: 886 W. Adams St. 

BI.AEE, James Vila, clergyman; b. Brook- 
lyn, Jan. -n, 1S42; s. Hamlin and Elizabeth 
(Dexter) Blake; preparatory education Brook- 
lyn Polytechnic Institute; grad. Harvard, 
1862; m. Haverhill, Mass., 1869, Abble Frances 
Hovey. Ordained to Unitarian ministry, Haver- 
hill, Mass., Jan., 1867; for 1 year was asst. 
sec. to Gov. Andrew of Massachusetts. 
Churches: 1st Parish, Haverhill, Mass., 28th 
Congregational Soc, Boston, 2d Congregation- 
al Church, Quincy, 111.; 3d Unitarian Church, 
Chicago; the Church of All Souls, Evanston, 
111., since 1892. Autlior of several books (see 
Who's Who In America). Address: 21 Laflin St. 

BIiAKEIiT, Addison, lawyer; b. Washington, 
D. C, Apr. 6, 1866; s. Hon. Tlieron Melville 
and Ernestine Louisa Rose (Simpson) Blake- 
ly; ed. Omaha (Neb.) High School, 1877-81; 
Healdsburg College, Healdsburg. Calif., 1883- 
1887; Univ. of Michigan, 1888-90 (LL.B.). 
Learned printers' trade; moved west and with 
father and brother edited and published The 
Portfolio, of Omaha; studied law in office of 
Hon. William M. Robertson; m. Chicago, 111., 
Feb. 12, 1902, Miss Mabelle Rogers Touhy; 
Went to California where was successively 
prof. English Literature In Healdsburg Col- 
lege; then an attache of the executive dept. 
of the State at Sacramento, and later editor- 
in-chief of the Fresno Enquirer. While there 
published an essay on alphabetical develop- 
ment which elicited the approval of great 
philologists in America and Europe: also com- 
piled Blakely's Parliamentary Rules, which 
have met with extended use; prepared a vol- 
ume of Am. State Papers witli extensive anno- 
tations; returned east and was lecturer in 
political science and history, LTniv. of Chicago, 
1893-6; asst. corporation counsel, 1901-2. Dem- 
ocrat; took active part in the Bryan cam- 
paigns of 1896 and 1900. Active In movements 
for the Initiative and referendum (being the 
first pres. of the Direct Legislation Union of 
Illinois) and also In movement for municipal 
ownership of public utilities. Now gen. sec. 
Municipal Ownership League. Clubs: North 
Shore Union (pres. 3 years). Jefferson. Office: 
Unity Bldg. Re.-idenco: 230 Belden Av. 

BIiAKEIiT, Charles Franklin, printer; b. 
Danielsville, Conn., July 8, 1845; adopted s. 
David and .4ddle P. (Low) Blakely; name 
changed to Blakely by act of the legislature 
of Minnesota: ed. public schools; unmarried. 
Began in printing business as a boy In the 
printing office of the Rochester Post, owned 
by David Blakely, from whom received a half 
interest on becoming of age, after having thor- 
oughly learned the business; in 1865, with 
father, sold interests in Rochester and bought 
the old Chicago Post; after the Chicago fire 
founded. In 1871, house of C. F. Blakely, 



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which In 1874 became Blakely & Brown, ville, 1845 (LL.D.); m. Oct. 7, 1858, Mary 
printers, and after, by addition of Hon. C. W. Emily Williams, Chicago. Engaged in business 
Marsh, of Sycamore, 111., became Blakely, at St. Louis, 1850; came to Chicago, 1864; 
Brown & Marsh; in 1885 business was incor- mem. and treas. Nortliwestern branch U. S. 
poarted as the Blakely Printing Co., of which sanitary commission, 1861-5; long director 
is vice-pres. Episcopalian. Club: Chicago Press, and over 30 years pres. board of trustees, Chl- 
Offlce: 132 Market St. Residence: 2340 Prairie cago Theological Seminary; one of the two 
Av. original executors and trustees of Walter L. 

BIkAEEV, Alvin Jay, real estate; b. Racine Newberry's estate, charged with duty of creat- 
Co., near Union Grove, Wis., Feb. 28, 1855; s. ing the Newberry Library, of which he is 
Thomas and Mary (Stott) Blakey; ed. com- pres.; a trustee of the John Crerar Library; 
mon school, Yorkville, Racine Co., Wis.; began pres. board of trustees, Chicago Manual 
teaching at age of 19; entered State Normal Training School, from its foundation till its 
School at Whitewater, Wis., graduating 1877; absorption by the Univ. of Chicago, and con- 
m. March 4, 1885, Carrie A. Turner, native of nected with many other educational and re- 
New York City; children: Harold A. (died ligious organizations; corporate mem. (vice- 
Apr. 21, 1894, aged 14 months). After gradua- pres., 1885-98) Am. Board of Commissioners 
tlon from Normal School resumed teaching for Foreign Missions (Congregational); pres. 
for 4 years, then was a commercial traveler E. W. Blatchford & Co. Clubs: University, Lit- 
In watches, diamonds and jewelry for 10 erary. Office: 70 N. Clinton St. Residence: 375 
years, traveling from Chicago; since 1889 has LaSalle Av. 

been an investor in Chicago, and was a mem. BIiATCHPOKD, Natlianiel Hopkins, manu- 
for some years of firm of Bobb & Blakey, facturer; b. Quincy, 111., Sept. 25, 1849; s. Rev. 
real estate brokers; now engaged in same busi- jo^n and Frances (Wickes) Blatchford; ed. 
ness alone. Republican. Office: 132 LaSalle St. Chicago High School and at Norwich, Conn.; 
St. „ ^. ,, T, . , m- 1st, Ella Marion Philbrick, Concord, N. H. 

BI.ANCHABB, Don Curtis, mgr. Mechanical (^jigd 1899); m. 2d, Helen D. Wheeler, Ripon, 
Rubber Co.; b. Rochester, Pa., Feb. 16 1864; ^^jg^ ^goi; children: Francis Wickes Blatch- 
s. Ira Blanchard and Dorcas Eloise (Riley) ford, M.D., Nathaniel H. Blatchford, Jr. En- 
Blanchard; ed. public school, Rochester, Pa., tered the office of B. W. Blatchford & Co., 
to 1878; m. Allegheny, Pa., Oct. 2, 1884. Sophia manufacturers of lead pipe, etc., as clerk in 
Mayer; 1 son: Don Curtis, Jr. Began business ^ggg^ ^nd has been connected with that firm 
career as messenger boy in railway office and ^nd company ever since, now being vice-pres.; 
with Western Union Telegraph Co., Rochester, ^.^^^ ^.Iso treas. of Chicago Shot Tower Co., 
Pa.; telegraph operator and mgr. of telegraph y^til it was merged in the Am. Shot and Lead 
office in general offices of the Pennsylvania ^q^ of which is vice-pres.; also mgr. branch 
Lines West of Pittsburgh, at Pittsburgh, Pa.; of United Lead Co. Republican. Congregation- 
came to Chicago, 1887. and entered employ of ^list. Club: Union League. OfTice: 70 N. Clin- 
Chicago Rubber Works, which changed, 1892, ^on St. Residence: 41 Banks St. 
to the Mechanical Rubber Co., of New York, ■bt.atc-hfO»TI Paul ^po Central qnnnlv 

BTAwrKTAM Wftllaca orthonedlc surseon" withdrawing in 1900 to become sec. and direc- 
h^^fd^nl^ N Y Dec 15 1849?s Dr Jo^^^^ tor of the Central Supply Assn.. plumbing. 
Ld'^Jane^^Ag'^neJ-^Mmsr'Bianchfrd^re^srdeS Bteam and^gassuppHes Also sec. and director 

^ffl?ef ^p^^lS;rtl^tS^S^36tf^^ |#Eiif SMJEl^- ^f ^S 

DeltUuTe "cripTle'^d'chnfreT Mem' aT Med "n. Mem! iL^'of Mayflower De^Sa^t^M^^^ 

?^^n Conere^ss of Am Phvsicf^s Ind Sur- son. Oak Park Lodge, Cicero Chapter, R. A. 

^Pon^' Am^ Orthooedl^' Assn inlnois Med M., Siloam Commandery. K. T., Medinah Tem- 

iocfchfcago Ma.°lo'c.'R^puWican! M^it^oK: P,'|- ^^^^o'^ olce-"59 Cla^-k s'i" pIslde^nce'^TsS 

Past Commander St. Bernard Commandery No. :^«'^„!ff; ^f nA^JX Residence. ii6 

35, K. T., Illinois: Past Thrice Illustrious Mas- N. Euclid Av.. Oak Park. 

ter of Chicago Council No. 4. Royal and Select BLAYNEY, Frederick Hamilton, physician 

Master Masons. Office: 34 E. Washington St. and surgeon; b. Summerton, Morrow Co.. O., 

Residence: 241 Hampden Court. Jan. 3, 1869; s. Henry Giles and Mary Caro- 

BI.A1TBBN, Charles Granger, sec. Rialto Co., line (Todd) Blayney; ed. public schools until 
and author; b. Marengo. McHenry Co., 111., 1885, in preparatory dept., 1885-7, and in col- 
Jan 19, 1857; s. Granger and Anna Louise legiate dept., 1887-91. Washington and Jeffer- 
(Tlffany) Blanden; ed. public schools, Park son College, Washington, Pa., graduating A.B. 
Av. Institute, Bridgeport, Conn.; m. Ottumwa, (honor class), June, 1891 (later A.M.); grad. 
la., Sept. 17, 1884, Elizabeth Mills. For 15 College of Physicians and Surgeons, Chicago, 
years was with the First National Bank of M.D., 1898; m. Corning. la., June 29, 1904, 
Fort Dodge, la., as teller, asst. cashier and Grace Beymer. Taught Latin and Greek in 
cashier; came to Chicago, 1890; since 1891 Corning Academy, Corning, la., Sept., 1891, 
with the Rialto Co. (incorporated, 1886), own- to June. 1895; after graduation in medicine 
Ing the Postal Telegraph Bldg.; is sec. and was interne of West Side Hosp., Chicago, from 
director of company, and agent of the bldg. June. 1898, to June, 1900; engaged in active 
Was mayor of Fort Dodge, la., 1887-8; is pres. general practice of medicine since Jiine, 1900. 
of school trustees, town of Cicero. Republican. Instructor in surgery. College of Physicians 
Author several novels. Club: Press. Office: and Surgeons; asst. in gynecology, Chicago 
Postal Telegraph Bldg. Residence: Riverside, Clinical School: 1st It. and asst. surgeon, 2d 
jU & f B J ^ ^ Mem. Chicago Med. Soc, mem. Phi 

BZ^ATCHFOBD, Eliphalet Wickes, retired Gamma Delta (literary fraternity). Nu Sigma 

manufacturer; b. Stillwater. N. Y., May 31. Nu (med. fraternity). Mem. K. R Republican. 

1826: s. Dr. John and Frances (Wickes) Presbyterian. Club: Illinois. Office: 576 W. 

Blatchford; grad. Illinois College, Jackson- Madison St. Residence: 1556 W. Adams St. 



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BIiSCH, Oustavus Maximilian, surgeon; b. pointed to carry out plan of erecting: Masonic 

Riga, Livonia, Nov. 28, 1870; s. Johann Temple in Ciiicago. Republican. Mem. State 

(orthopedic physician) and Johanna (Wohl- Bar Assn. Clubs: Union League, Chicago Ath- 

farth) Blech; collegiate ed'n. Riga City Lycee; letlc, Hyde Park, Hamilton, Washington Park, 

studied medicine in Germany, France and Office: 59 Clark St. Residence: 5801 Washing- 

U. S. ; received degree of M.D. from Barnes ton Av. 

Univ., 1894; honorary degrees from other pro- BI^ZSS, Samuel Eug-ene, manufacturer; b. 

fessional schools; unmarried. Engaged in Jericho, Vt., Jan. 31, 1846; s. Samuel Butler 

practice of medicine since 1892. Mem. Am. and Sally Clarisa (Cadwell) Bliss; ed. Un- 

Med. Assn., Mississippi Valley Med. Assn., derhill (Vt.) Acad.; m. Saginaw, Mich., Sept. 

West Chicago Med. Assn. (founder). Consult- 29, 1869, Mary Frances Hickok. Worked in 

ing surgeon People's Hosp. Late prof, of sur- shop of father, blacksmith and carriage build- 

gery, Jenner Med. College. Served as asst. er 1862-4; clerk in hardware store, Burling- 

surgeon of volunteers during Spanish-Am. ton, Vt., 1864-8; arrived In Chicago Mar. 23, 

War. Liberal in politics. Mem. Soc. for Ethi- 1868; clerk and traveling salesman until 1885; 

cal Culture. Author of several med. books in business for self as dealer, 1885-91; sold 

and contributions to med. literature. Office: out Feb., 1891, and started in business as a 

New Era Bldg. manufacturer of shafting; organized Bliss & 

BI:i;i:, Joseph McHard, coal mining com- Laughlin, Harvey, 111., incorporated, of which 

pany official; b. Jerseytown, Pa., Dec. 5, 1869; he is pres., treas. and director. Also director, 

ed. public schools. Eastern Pennsylvania, and mem. Finance Committee, Metropolitan 

1876-87, Greenwood Seminary, Millville, Pa., Trust and Savings Bank; director Parkhurst 

1887-8, Williamsport (Pa.) Commercial Col- & Wilkinson Co., and the Illinois Manufactur- 

lege, 1889-90, graduating June, 1890; m. St. ers' Assji. Republican. Mem. Masonic orders, 

Louis, Mo., June 9, 1897, Charlotte Martha and of S. A. R. Club: Chicago Athletic (life 

McKittrick; children: Jane, Mary. Teacher mem.). Office: 10 S. Canal St. Residence: 3636 

public schools, Montour Co., Pa., part of Lake Av. 

1889-90; with father in lumber business in BI^OCK, Isaac, vice-pres. Block-Pollak Iron 
western Maryland, 1891; with engineering Co.; b. Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 23, 1840; s. Leo- 
corps on construction of the La Salle & Bu- pold and Rebecca (Weil) Block; ed. public 
reau Co. R. R., La Salle, 111.. Apr. to Oct., schools of Cincinnati, O. ; was engaged as 
189 2; pay roll clerk Western Clock Manufac- scout in an independent company at the time 
turing Co., La Salle, 111., Nov., 1892, to Oct., of the Morgan raid through Ohio, during the 
1894; since Oct. 24, 1894, with Whitebreast Civil War; m. Cincinnati, O., Nov. 26, 1879, 
Fuel Co., Chicago, sales bookkeeper, 1894-7; Rosa Liebenstein; children: Alma, Grace, 
general bookkeeper, 1897-1900, auditor and Went to Cincinnati in early childhood, and 
asst. treas., 1900-4, auditor and treas. since resided there almost continuously until 1884; 
Mar., 1904; also director since 1900. Also since then In Chicago. Learned the tanner's 
treas. and asst. sec. Cardiff Coal Co. Democrat, trade as a boy but never followed it, but en- 
Presbyterian. Office: The Rookery. Residence: gaged in the iron and steel business; since 
117 S. Pine Av., Austin. 1884, of the Block-Pollak Iron Co. (of which 

BIiBYBB, Charles Edwin, pres. of the Haw- he Is vice-pres.), manufacturers of forgings, 

ley Down Draft Furnace Co.; b. Davenport, having factory at Cincinnati; also director In 

la., Aug. 1, 1856; s. Maurice H. and Antoinette the Parkhurst & Wilkinson Co.. iron, Chicago, 

S. Bleyer; ed. public schools of Iowa and of and in the La Porte Carriage Co., of Indiana. 

St. Louis, Mo.: widower; 1 son; Clifford Mem. of Cincinnati Lodge No. 133. A. F. & 

Melville. Began business life in St. Louis, but A. M., of Cincinnati, O. Republican. Clubs: 

since 1890 has been a resident of Chicago, ex- Hamilton, Standard, Ravisloe Country. Office: 

cept for 3 years, 1901-4, when lived in New 1st Nat. Bank Bldg. Residence: 4521 Ellis Av. 

York; since 1889 has been interested in the BLOCK, Iieopold E., treas. Inland Coal and 

Hawley Down Draft Furnace Co.; Is now pres. 'W^ashing Co.; b. Cincinnati. O., Jan. 13, 1869; 

and treas. of the company. Republican. Col. on s. Joseph and Rose (Kahn) Block; ed. public 

staff of Gov. Tanner, 1897-1901, on staff of schools of Cincinnati; m. Chicago, June 20, 

Gov. Tates, 1901-5. Clubs: Union League, Chi- 1900, Cora B. Bloom; 1 son: Joseph. Entire 

cago Athletic, Washington Park. Office: 59 business life has been in the coal and iron 

Townsend St. Residence: Auditorium Annex trade, first in Cincinnati, and since 1897 in 

Hotel. Chicago: now treas. and director of the Inland 

BIiINN, Edmund B., lumber merchant; b. Coal and Washing Co.; also vice-pres. the In- 

Keeseville, N. Y., July 30, 1861; s. Samuel and land Steel Co. Republican. Club: Standard. Of- 

Mary L. Blinn; removed with parents to Chi- flee: First National Bank Bldg. Residence: 

cago, 186S; ed. Chicago public schools; m. De 4119 Grand Boul. 

Soto, la., 1885, Kate M. Hoch; children: Nina BI^OCK, Philip Dee, steel manufacturer; b. 

K., Lelia D., Mildred, Warren E., Robert L. Cincinnati, O., Feb. 16, 1871; s. Joseph and 

Since 1893 in lumber business for self as E. Rose (Kahn) Block; grad. Hughes High 

B. Blinn & Co.; al.-^o vice-pres. and dir. of the School, Cincinnati, June, 1888; m. Chicago, 

Foley Mfg. Co.. of Chicago; vice-pres. Holland June 1, 1899, Cella F. Leopold: 1 daughter. 

Brick Co., Holland. Mich.; vice-pres. the Vogue Madeline Babette. With Block-Pollak Iron Co., 

Shirt Co.: and trustee of the Chicago Life In- Chicago and Cincinnati. 1888-1903; since 

surance Co. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, TVest- 1903 with Inland Steel Co. as vice-pres. and 

ward Ho. Office: 471 W. 22d St. Residence: 200 treas. Also vice-pres. Chicago. Illinois and 

Home Av., Oak Park. 111. Indiana Ry. Co., vice-pres. Buffalo Steel Co., 

BIiISS, Eliakim Raymond, lawyer; b. New director Indestructible Post Co. Office: First 

Brunswick, N. J.. Sept. 3, 1846; s. Rev. George National Bank Bldg. Residence: 3333 Mlchl- 

Ripley (D.D.) and Mary A. (Raymond) Bliss; gan Av. 

ed. Univ. of Lewisburg, Pa., and old Univ. of BI^OCK, "Williard T., capitalist; b. Columbia, 

Chicago; grad. law dept.. Columbian Univ.. Pa., Jan. 6, 1853; s. A. B. and Barbara A. 

1873; m. Chlca.gn, 1882, Margaret Holmes; 1 (Brobst) Block: ed. public and high schools 

son: E. Raymond. Has lived in Chicago since of Columbia. Pa.: m. 1880, Anna E., daughter 

1863; admitted to bar, 1873, but did not begin of William P. Scott, of Iowa, and niece of Col. 

practice until 1876; county atty.. Cook Co., Thomas A. Scott, formerly pres. Pennsylvania 

111., 1882-4 and 1SS6-0; has been Identified with Rv. Beg-an business career at 14 (1867) with 

much important litigation; in 1889, as CO. atty. Philadelphia & Reading R. R.. serving In 

established validity of law permitting annexa- various capacities and advancing steadily un- 

tlon of Hvde Park. Lake View and other sub- til 1878 when came to Hannibal i<c St. .Toseph 

urhs. Mem. law firm of Bliss & McKittrick. R. R. at solicitation of John B. Carson, to 

33° Mason; was one of the 3 Masons ap- reorganize the accounts of the mechanical 



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dept. of that road, 1878-82; in 1882 entered 
employ of R. T. Wilson & Co., of New York, 
In charge of construction of the Wisconsin, 
Iowa & Nebraska R. R., in Iowa, having been 
consecutively auditor, treas., traffic mgr. and 
supt., 1882-7; rested 1 year; bought Fort Mad- 
ison & Nortliwestern R. R., under foreclosure; 
organized new company, of which was pres. 
until under liis personal supervision 75 miles 
of the road had been built, promoted numer- 
ous enterprises, including the organization of 
the Grant Locomotive Works, Siemens & 
Halske Electric Co., Grant Land Assn., being 
sec. and treas. same; the United Telephone, 
Telegraph and Llectric Co., of which was 
pres. until sold out to eastern syndicate in 
1902. Pres. Chicago & Southwestern Ry., part 
of the Chicago Terminal Co., negotiated pur- 
chase of several large acre deals; the Sturges 
farm of 380 acres for |570,000, the Hetty 
Green tract, 651 acres, for $1,020,000, and 
many other smaller tracts. Col. on staff of 
Gov. Larrabee of Iowa, as aide-de-camp, 1885- 
1889. Republican. Episcopalian. Mem. of Chi- 
cago Real Estate Board, Illinois Soc. S. A. R. 
Clubs: Union League, Washington Park. Of- 
fice: 100 Washington St. Residence: 3211 Mich- 
igan Av. 

BIiOCKI, Frederick William, city treas.; b. 
Chicago, Nov. 2, 1868; s. John and Emma 
(Leadbeater) Block! ; ed. public and high 
schools of Chicago and at Lewis Institute; m. 
Chicago, 1899, Louis Woltersdorf; 1 son: Fred- 
erick A. L. Engaged in business as druggist 
and manufacturer of perfumes; treas. firm of 
John Blocki & Son. Has been active in politics 
in Chicago. Appointed by Mayor Carter H. 
Harrison, Jr., as supt. of Bureau of Maps, 
City of Chicago; 6 months later promoted to 
deputy commissioner of public works, and, 
after 18 months, commissioner of public 
works; reappointed after 2 years, and held 
that position until Apr., 1905, when was elect- 
ed treas. of the City of Chicago. Clubs: Chi- 
cago Athletic, Illinois Athletic, Germania 
Maennerchor, Iroquois, Illinois, Chicago Rid- 
ing and Driving. Residence: 360 Ashland Boul. 

BIiOCKI, Gale, lawyer; b. Chicago, Dec. 22, 
1870; s. William F. and Emily L. (Hallock) 
Blocki; grad. River Forest public school, 
1886; Oak Park High School, 1890; Chicago 
College of Law, 1895; m. Chicago, Oct. 28, 
1895; 1 son: Gale Blocki, Jr. Began practice of 
law, 1895; went to California to take charge of 
western litigation for Chicago clients in 1896, 
and practiced law in Los Angeles for 1 year; 
opened an office in Chicago, 1897, and has been 
in active practice here since that time. Pre- 
pared material and edited manuscript for 
Shinn's Attachment and Garnishment, Shinn's 
Pleading and Practice, and revised edition of 
Gould's Pleadings. Mem. Chicago Bar Assn. 
Republican. Clubs: Woodlawn, Hamilton. Of- 
fice: Ashland Blk. Residence: 6043 Kimbark 
Av. 

BIiOCEZ, William P., druggist; b. E. Prus- 
sia, Germany, Dec. 8, 1841; s. Frederick Wil- 
liam and Emma (Doehling) Blocki; ed. by pri- 
vate tutor in Germany and in grammar and 
high school in Sheboygan, Wis.; served in 
Civil War as 1st sergeant, Co. B, 12th Illinois 
Volunteers; m. Chicago, Mar. 11, 1868, Emily 
L. Hallock (now deceased); 1 son: Gale (now 
practicing law in Chicago), and 1 daughter: 
Mrs. G. E. Grossbeck, living in California. In 
1858 entered drug and stationery business of 
A. F. Wlieeler, Sheboygan, Wis.; came to Chi- 
cago and took position with Gale Bros., whole- 
sale and retail drugs, Dec. 5, 1859; became 
mem. of firm, 1864, when name of firm was 
changed to Gale & Blocki, as at present, and 
later became a corporation under same name, 
of which is vice-pres. and director. Also direc- 
tor White Rock Mineral Spring Co. Republi- 
can. Unitarian. Mason (Supreme Council, 
33°); also K. T. and Scottish Rite. Mem. Am. 



Pharmaceutical Assn., Chicago Veteran Drug- 
gists' Assn. Club: Woodlawn Park. Office: 44 
Monroe St. Residence: 6118 Woodlawn Av. 

BIiODGBTT, Edward A.; b. DuPage Co., 111., 
Sept. 1, 1835; s. Israel P. and Avis (Dodge) 
Blodgett; ed. common school; enlisted Sept., 
1861, 37th Illinois Volunteer Infantry as 1st 
It. and adjutant; mustered out, June, 1865; m. 
July 20, 1865, Julia E. Wygant; children: Avis 
H., Caroline, Mary E., Amy T. In autumn of 
1865 went to Warrensburg, Johnson Co., Mo.; 
sold agricultural implements, 4 years; sold 
drugs, 5 years; returned to Chicago, 1875; pur- 
chasing agent Chicago W. Division R. R. and 
W. Chicago Street R. R., 1875-99; since 1899 
in charge real estate dept. Union Traction Co. 
Republican. Mason; mem. Washington Chap- 
ter and of Chicago Commandery K. T. Club: 
Illinois. Office: 444 N. Clark St. Residence: 510 
W. Monroe St. 

BLOMPELDT, Peter Axel, manufacturer; b. 
Koping, Sweden, Apr. 10, 1858; s. Peter Eric 
and Anna (Bernwell) Blomfeldt; ed. public 
schools in Sweden; came to Chicago direct 
from old country in 1880; m. Chicago, Oct., 
1896, Emily Samuelson; 1 son: Axel Allen. 
Learned the machinist trade in Sweden, be- 
ginning in 1873; after coming to Chicago 
worked at the trade until 1896 when he estab- 
lished for himself; now senior mem. of the 
firm of Blomfeldt & Rapp, manufacturers of 
special machinery, dies, jigs, models, etc. Re- 
publican. Club: Swedish Singing, Mem. Inde- 
pendent Order of Swithiod. Office: 39-45 W. 
Randolph St. Residence: 3990 Perry St. 

BI^OMGHEIT, Oscar Nathaniel, engraving 
and electrotyping; b. near Gothenburg, Swe- 
den, Sept. 11, 1848; s. Carl and Hanna (Benett) 
Blomgren; came to Chicago with parents in 
1854; ed. Chicago public schools; m. Chicago, 
Dec. 31, 1876, Emma Peterson; children: Edna 
Olivia, Natalie Amanda, Ray Augustus. After 
learning the trade engaged on his own ac- 
count, in 1875, in the business of engraving 
and electrotyping, and is now pres. of Blom- 
gren Bros. & Co., engravers and electrotypers. 
Was mem. School Board, Lake View. Mem. 
Illinois Manufacturers' Assn. Office: 76 Sher- 
man St. Residence: 987 Winthrop Av. (Edge- 
water). 

BlOOailM'GSTON', Herbert W., Insurance 
publisher; b. Chicago, Aug. 30, 1876; s Dr. 
John S. and Bertha (Whittier) Bloomingston; 
grad. Hyde Park High School, 1894; Penn- 
sylvania Military College, Chester, Pa., 1898, 
with degree of B.S.; Illinois College of Law, 
LL.B., 1901. Was admitted to Illinois bar, 
1901; became associated with The Investi- 
gator, insurance journal, founded and owned 
by his father, and upon the latter's death, 
Oct. 3, 1901, became publisher of the paper; 
in 1903 became sole owner and publish- 
er of the Western Firemen. Has been sec. of 
the Western Alumni Assn. of the Pennsyl- 
vania Military College; mem. Lambda Epsilon 
(legal fraternity) ; mem. of the board of trus- 
tees of the Illinois College of Law. K. T., 
Shriner, Elk. Clubs: Chicago Yacht, Press. Of- 
fice: 134 Monroe St. Residence: 295 Huron St. 

BLOSSOM, Georgfe W., insurance; b. Du- 
buque, la., Oct. 1, 1854; s. Alonzo and Frances 
E. (Williams) Blossom; ed. public schools of 
Dubuque; m. Chicago, 1S88, Miss Carrie R. 
Boardman; children: George B., Francis R., 
Katherine May. Began business life In a local 
fire insurance agency at Dubuque, la., and 
afterward served in the office of the Western 
dept. of the German-Am. Insurance Co., 8 
years, and in the Western dept. of the Con- 
necticut Fire Insurance Co., 3 years; then be- 
came a partner in Fred S. James & Co., Chi- 
cago; is also asst. general agent of the Na- 
tional Fire Insurance Co. Pres. of the Western 
Factory Insurance Assn. Clubs: Union League, 
Kenwood, Midlothian, Kenwood Country. Of- 



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fice: 171 LaSalle St. Residence: 4S5S Kenwood 
Av. 

BIiOTTKE, Milton Baker, physician: b. 
Stoyestown, Somerset Co., Pa., Feb. 19, 1852; 
s. Henry and Susan ('Kimmel) Blouke: attend- 
ed public school in Somerset Co., Pa., until 14 
years old; then a private school at Stoyes- 
town, Pa.; tausrht country school In Somerset 
Co.. Pa., 1876-Sl: med. ed"n nt Chicago Homne. 
Med. Colleere. 1883-85, M.D., Apr., 1885; m. 
Chicago, Feb. 19, 1891, Ola Louise Matthews; 
children: Louise, Pierre, Dorothy, Elizabeth. 
Since Apr., 1885, in practice in Chicago. Prof, 
gvnecology Hahnemann Med. College and 
Ho.';p. and attending surgeon Cliioago Homa^. 
Hosp. Mem. Am. Institute of Homneopntliy, 
Homa^. Med. Assn. of Illinois, Homnp. ISTerl. 
Soc. of Chicago. Independent in politics. Con- 
pregationalist. Club: Menoken. Office and resi- 
dence: 1222 Washington Boul. 

ElOtTNT, Tred Meacham, banker; b. White- 
hall. N. T., Jan. 24, 1853; s. John Darwin and 
Sarah (Meacham") Blount; came to Chicago in 
childhood: ed. Skinner School, Chicago High 
School and old Chicago Univ.; m. Chicago, 
Mar. 25, 1874, Kittie E. Denne; children: Harry 
D. and Mrs. Kittie E. Welnland. Began in 
banking business as messenger with Mer- 
chants' Loan & Trust Co.. and thence to asst. 
treas. IT. S., Chicago, and at the starting of 
the Chicago National Bank went with them 
as receiving teller, been with them since, ad- 
vancing step by step until he became cashier 
and later (and now) vice-pres. and director; 
also director Equitable Trust Co.. and of the 
Peoria (^as and Electric Co. Republican. Prot- 
estant. Mem. Wheaton Lodge No. 239, A. F. & 
A. M. Hass been mem. Board of W. Chicago 
Park Commissioners and of the Chicago Board 
of Education; now treas. of the Sanitary Dis- 
trict of Chicago; treas. of the Board of W. 
Chicago Park Commissioners; mem. of the Illi- 
nois Commission to the TjOuisiana Purchase 
Exposition. Clubs: Union League, Menoken, 
I,incoln. Hamilton. Illinois. Office: 152 Monroe 
St. Residence: 194 S. Robey St.; In summer, 
Wheaton, 111. 

Bliirai, Simon S., merchant, furnishing 
goods; b. Burgpreppach, Bavaria, Sent. 6, 1856; 
ed. Bavaria. Began business in Chicago in 
1880. as mem. of the firm of Blum Bros., 
wholesalers of men's furnishing goods. Mem. 
Oermania Mannerobor. Chicago Tiirngemeinde. 
Oerman-Am. Historical Soc. of Illinois. Illinois 
Commercial M^n's .^psn. (director"). Mem. .Tew- 
ish Confrregation. Office: 155 Market St. Resi- 
dence: 4951 "V^'ashington Park PI. 

BIitraiBII'A'U'BR. Charles Henry, mgr. Chi- 
cago branch Macbeth-Evans Glass Co.; b. 
Cumberland. Md.. .Tan. fi, 18fi7; s. Henry and 
Annie M. (Smith") Blumenauer: ed. public 
schools; came to Chicago. IRRS; m. Chicago, 
Mar. 4. 1889, La Rue E. Martin; children: Ger- 
trude La Rue. Bertha. Edna Bf^rnice. Engaged 
in lamp and glass business as buv^r and mer., 
1889-93. Since 1893 Chicago mgr. for ]\Tacbeth- 
Evans Glass Co.. Pittsburgh. Pa. mfrs. of 
lamp chimneys and glasses, with factories at 
Pittsburgh and Charleroi. Pa., Elwood and 
Marion. Tnd.. and Toledo. O. Sec. and treas. of 
May wood Fraternal Assn. (Incorporated). 
Pre-;. TSTavwond Golf Club; mem. Normal Park 
Lodfre No. 797. A. F. .<t \. M.. and Normal 
Park Chapter No. 21 n. R. A. M. Methodist. Of- 
fice: 163 Randolph St. Residence: 401 Seven- 
teenth .\v.. IVT.ivwood. 111. 

BIiTTNT, John Ellsworth, consulting engi- 
neer, Chicago .S: North -"U'estern Rv. ; b. Braln- 
ard. Tenn.. Dec. 25, 1833: ed. Phillips Acad., 
Andover. Mass.: m. 1S5R. Miss Augusta E. 
Wood. Began railway service in the Southern 
States and was connected with several rail- 
ways in Georgia and Alabama as engineer, 
prior to 1862. Entered the service of the Chi- 
cago & Galena Union R. R. as constructing 



engineer, July 1, 1862, and when that railroad 
was consolidated with the Chicago & North- 
western Ry. in June, 1864. entered the service 
of the latter; became division engineer, then 
chief engineer from Nov. 1, 1888, to Dec. 3, 
1899; since then consulting engineer. Office: 22 
Fifth Av. Residence: 1560 Asbury Av., Evans- 
ton, 111. 

BIiUNT, John Ellsworth, Jr., mgr. bond 
dept. Merchants' Loan and Trust Co.; b. 
Wheaton, 111.. Aug. 12. 1870; s. John E. and 
Augusta (Wood) Blunt; ed. public schools of 
Wheaton, 111., and Winona. Minn., and grad. 
■^^inona High School, 1886; m. St. Paul, 
Minn., June 4, 1898, Carlene Curtis; children: 
Curtis E.. John E. III. Entered employ of Chi- 
cago &- North-Western Ry. in 1886 as messen- 
ger; remained with that company and the Chi- 
cago. Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry. Co. in various 
capacities of telegraph operator, ticket agent 
and traveling passenger a sent of the Chicago 
& North-Western until 1893; with Second Na- 
tional Bank of Winona, Minn., Jan. to Mar., 
1893; came to Chicago, and In Dec, 1893, en- 
tered office of Farson, Leach & Co., remaining 
until Jan., 1899, when entered service of the 
Merchants' Loan and Trust Co., organizing 
its bond dept.. of which has since been mgr. 
Clubs: Mid-Day, Union League, Evanston, 
Bankers. Office: 135 Adams St. Residence: 
Evanston, 111. 

BOAK, Botoert Bums, merchant: b. Halifax, 
N. S., Dec. 29. 1849; s. Sir Robert and Matilda 
S. (Anderson) Burns; ed. private schools, 
Nova Scotia: m. Bathurst, N. B.. Dec. 19. 1871. 
Jennie DeBlois; children: Robert, Marv M. 
(Mrs. V. M. Harding), Jean (Mrs. D. F. Bad- 
ger), Louise DeBlois. Entered father's office 
1864; became partner in firm of Robert Boak 
& Son, 1871; came to Chicago. 1881, and Is now 
sec. and treas. Boak Fish Co.. of St. Paul, 
Minn., and senior mem. firm R. B. Boak & 
Co.. importers of salt fish. Clubs: Kenwood. 
Homewood. Omr-G: 33 S. Water St. Residence: 
4744 Kimbark Av. 

BOAIi, Charles Thomas, real estate dealer; 
b. Reading. O., Apr. 16, 1832; s. Dr. Robert 
and Christiana "Walker (Sinclair) Boal; re- 
moved with parents to Lacon, 111., and was ed. 
in public schools there: m. Chicago. Hen- 
rietta Ayres; children: Horton S. (deceased). 
Edna M. (now Mrs. D. S. Flood). Anna C. 
(now Mrs. P. L. Wickes. Jr.). Ayres. Came 
to Chicago. 1854. and later became con- 
nected with firm of Hall, Kimbark Sr Co., In 
wholesale iron business, in which afterward 
became a partn«>r. Recruited a companv of 
infantry, 1862. and became an officer In the 
RRth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, serving with 
regt. Tintil end of the war. After war engaged 
m hardware business in firm of Austin fc Boal. 
afterward chans-ing to Charles T. Boal & Co.; 
burnpd out in Chicago fire. Oct. 9. 1871; built 
the Chicago Stove "Works, but sold out and en- 
gaged In wholesale stove and hollow-ware 
business, from which retired in 1894; since 
then engaged In real estate business. ATem. 
r'hicago Ra.tI Estate Board. Republican. "Mem. 
■^Tilitarv Order of the Loval Teeion. Clubs: 
Chinpfo. Calumet. Washin<^ton Park. Onwent- 
sia. Twentieth Century. Office: 97 Clark. Resi- 
dence: 1732 MichiEran Av. 

BOARD, Ellsworth Malfby, manufacturer: b. 
Morristown, N. J.. Apr. 24. 1855; s. David .T. 
and Susan P. (Lewis) Board; came west to 
Illinois in childhood: ed countrv school; m. 
Evanston. 111.. 1883. Madelaine Randall (now 
deceased): children: Harold E.. Edward P.. 
Dorothy R. TJved on farm 40 miles south of 
Chicago: came to citv when 19 vears old: en- 
tered emplov of Chicasro t^L- North-"V\''estern 
Ry. as check clerk loading freight cars; ad- 
vanced to other positions during 9^4 years' 
service, being chief clerk of freight auditor's 
office for last 3*4 years with railway, leaving 



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In 1884 to connect himself with the Cross dren: Doretta Eisen, Frances Eisen. Has been 
Press and Sign Co. (established 1879), of engaged in general practice of medicine in 
which Is now pres. and treas. Also pres. and Chicago from 1872; was asst. to prof, of chem- 
treas. Rotary Press Sign Co., Brooklyn, N. Y., Istry In med. dept. of Northwestern Univ., 
and pres. of the Board-Crosby Co., Chicago. 1872; physician, 1872-8, and after that con- 
Republican. Congregationallst. Club: Evans- suiting physician to North Side Dispensary; 
ton. Office: 53-67 Dayton St. Residence: 1602 as a diversion (while continuing med. prac- 
Hlnman Av., Evanston. tice) took course at Union College of Law, 

BOAND, Jules Aug-ustus, white lead manu- 1874-6, graduating, LL.B., and third In his 
facturer; b. Morges, Canton of Vaud, Switzer- class, 1886; also studied homoeopathy in North- 
land, Mar. 15, 1860; s. FranQois Louis and western Homoe. College, 1878-80; prof, of 
Henrietta (Chevaux) Boand; ed. public schools forensic medicine, College of Physicians and 
of native place and by private instruction in Surgeons, 1881-91. Contributor to med. and 
chemistry at Golden, Colo.; m. St. Joseph, Mo., literary periodicals. Office: 1225 Milwaukee Av. 
Sept. 3, 1890, Lena Josephine Acker; children: Residence: 1512 W. Wilson Av. 
Jennie Elizabeth, Jules Francis. Came to U. BODDIE, JoHn Thomas, real estate, loans 
S., Jan., 1875; settled in Idaho Sprinsjs, Colo., and renting agent; b. Jackson, Miss., Feb. 28, 
and as soon as became familiar with English 1864; s. Willie Perry and Martha (McNeill) 
language took instruction in chemistry and Boddie; reared in Christian Co., Ky.; ed. Van- 
assaying and followed business of mining and derbilt Univ., Nashville, Tenn.; m. New York 
smelting until 1884; became identified, 1884, City, Dec. 26, 1894, Judith Reynolds Lott. 
with Omaha White Lead Co., and in Jan., Came to Chicago from Kentucky In 1890, and 
1886, with its successor, the Carter White has since been engaged in general real estate 
Lead Co.; was first shipping clerk, then fore- business, of which he is a large holder in 
man, in one of the depts., and in 1886 became Chicago. He Is also engaged in negotiating 
supt.; in 1893 became stockholder in the com- first mortgage loans, managing estates, rent- 
pany, and in May, 1895, when company opened ing, and collecting rents (business established 
new plant at W. Pullman, 111., was placed in 1878, by late Malcolm M. Boddie). Mem. Chi- 
charge of the mfg. operations there. Stock- cago Real Estate Board. Democrat. Clubs: 
holder and dir., since 1897, of State Bank of University, Iroquois, Wausaukee. Mem. Phi 
W. Pullman. Gold Democrat. Protestant. Club: Delta Theta Fraternity. Office: 140 Dearborn 
Windsor Countrv. Office: 121st and Peoria Sts. St. Residence: 47 Delaware PI. 
Residence: 11955 Egsleston Av. BODE, Prederick, pres. Gage Bros. & Co., 

BOABDMAZr, Horace Prentiss, civil engl- wholesale millinery; b. Eckwarden, Germany, 
neer; b. Menasha, Wis., Jan. 21, 1869; s. Hor- Aug. 20, 1856; s. Frederick and Sophia (Kim- 
ace E. and Susan (Locke) Boardman; grad. mann) Bode; ed. Hanover Realschule; also 
Univ. of Wisconsin, 1894; m. Chicago, 1896, studied music In Hanover; m. Chicago, June 
Miss Elsa Leonard; 3 children. Began rail- 19, 1880, Augusta Ebeling: daughter: Ida 
way service in 1886 as flagman with locat- Francis. Came to Chicago from Germany, 
Ing party of the Chicago, Madison & Northern 1870; In 1871 entered employ of D. B. Flsk & 
R. R. ; afterward rodman on surveys and con- Co., whole.sale millinery, as errand boy; be- 
structlon at Fort Sheridan, 111., 1888-9; rod- came city buyer and left that firm, 1874; with 
man on Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry.; Gage Bros. & Co. (established 1856), 1874-6; 
with field engineer corps. World's Columbian with Edson Keith & Co., as buyer and mgr. 
Exposition, Chicago; instrument-man of Mem- of the hat dept., 1876-92; in 1892, with others, 
phis Artesian Water TV^orks, on tunnel con- purchased the business of Gage Bros. & Co., 
structlon, and on topographic surveys at Fort Incorporated It, and has been pres. ever since. 
Logan H. Roots, Little Rock, Ark., vacations. Republican. Clubs: Union League, Chicago 
1890-3; from June 26, 1894, to Dec. 22, 1896, Athletic. Office: 129-31 Michigan Av. Resi- 
wlth engineer corps Sanitary District of Chi- dence: 5827 Washington Av. 

cago; Dec. 22, 1896, to Aug., 1897, miscella- BODINB, ■William Iiester, superintendent of 

neous engineering work in Chicago; Aug. 10, compulsory education, Chicago Board of Edu- 

1897, to July 31, 1901, asst". engineer Chicago cation; b. Marion Co., Mo., Sept. 10, 1862; s. 

& Alton Rv. ; Aug., I'.^Ol, to Mar.. 1904, asst. Joseph and Eliza (Lewis) Bodine; ed. public 

engineer, bridge and bldg. dept., C, M. & St. schools; m. Clinton, la., Feb. 10, 1890, Mae 

P. Ry. ; Mar., 1904, became supt. for Savage Richardson; children: Helen, Robert. Came to 

Construction Co., of Chicago. Residence: 6600 Chicago In 1881 and then went west; was 

Ellis Av. newspaper man originally; State Labor Cora- 

BOBO, John Iionis, tailors' trimmings; b. missloner of Colorado, 1890-3; elected vice- 
Dayton, O., Feb. 5, 1851; s. John and Margaret pres. National Assn. of Statisticians at Den- 
(Waltz) Bobo; ed. public schools of Ohio; m. ver convention, 1892; appointed special master 
Lima, O., Aug. 7, 1877, Ella F. Mowen. Retail commissioner of U. S. Court (8th Judicial 
clothing business at Lima, O., 1868-80; In 1880 District) with headnuarters at Omaha, 1893; 
came to Chicago and became mem. of firm of came to Chicago, 1895, with Times-Herald as 
J. H. Lesher & Co., tailors' trimmings, until political reporter until 1899; elected superln- 
Dec, 1902, when that firm was succeeded by tendent of compulsory education, July 13, 
present one of John L. Bobo & Co., of which 1899, by Chicago Board of Education (holds 
Is senior mem. Democrat. Clubs: Union under Civil Service Law). Chairman of Chl- 
League, Homewood. Office: 319 Franklin St. cago Child-Saving League legislative commit- 
Resldence: 4246 Drexel Boul. tee, which carried the child-labor and compul- 

BOCKITTS, Pranklin B. Eisen, physician; b sorv education bills through the Legislature 

Galena, 111., Mar. 9, 1850; s. Joseph Rex and In 1902-3; now on executive committee of 

Marie (von Eisen) Bockius; finished course in Cook Co. child-saving conference. Democrat. 

Galena High School. 1864; was sent to Chi- Mem. Ancient Order United Workmen. Club: 

cago to enter the TTniv. of Chicago, but In- Ravenswood. Office: Tribune Bldg. Residence: 

stead enlisted as private in Co. C, 140th 111. 827 Wilson Av. 

Vol. Infy., his parents knowing nothing of his BODMAN, I»nther W., commission merchant 

enlistment until he wrote to them from the and stock broker; b. Charlemont. Mass.. Feb. 

seat of war: served to end of war, then entered 4, 1845; s. TiUther and Phllena (Hawks) Bod- 

Unlv. of Chicago, graduating, B.S., 1868; grad. man: ed. Williston Seminary, Easthampton, 

med. dept. Northwestern Univ., 1872, receiving Mass.; m. Northampton, INTass., 1870. Miss 

the prize offered by the facultv for the best Grace H. Smith; children: Marjorie, Edward, 

thesis on a med. subject: was appointed med. Luther. Began business life at Bement. 111., 

dIr. of the Chicago Relief and Aid Soc. In 1867, as grain dealer and banker. Came to 

charge of the Chicago Fire Sufferers, 1872-82; Chicago, 1884, as resident partner in Milmine, 

m. Racine, Wis., 1891, Doretta Brenzel; chll- Bodman & Co., grain, provisions, etc., adding 



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stocks, bonds, etc., In 1900. Mem. Chicago 
Board of Trade and Chicago Stock Exchange. 
Clubs: Union League, Chicago Athletic. Office: 
Board of Trade. Residence: 589 N. State St. 

BOOERT, William Benezet, brolver, etc.; b. 
Providence, R. 1.; grad. Brown Univ., 1882. 
Engaged in the cotton mfg. business at Taft- 
ville, Conn., 1SS2-4; came to Chicago and be- 
came a mem. Wright, Bogert & Co., brokers in 
grain, provisions, stocks and cotton, of wliich 
is now pres. Mem. of tlie Chicago Board of 
Trade. Clubs: Union League, Chicago Atliletic, 
Glen View. Office: Postal Telegraph Bldg. 
Residence: 1818 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, 111. 

BOQIiZ:, Walter Scott, coal merchant; b. 
Dover, N. H., Apr. 3, 1852; s. Daniel and 
Mary (Bovd) Bogle; removed to Chicago with 
parents when 9 years old; grad. Chicago High 
School, 1868; m. Chicago, Mar., 1872, Delia E. 
Stearns; cliildren, Walter S., Jr., Mrs. C. W. 
Gilmore, Mrs. H. Edward Sauer. After gradu- 
ation entered his father's coal business; was 
mgr. for years of the Delaware & Hudson 
Canal Co.; pres. Crescent Coal & Mining Co.; 
pres. W. S. Bogle Coal & Mining Co.; dir. 
Fort Dearborn National Bank. Democrat; was 
mem. West Park Board 3 years. Mason: mem. 
Apollo Commandery, K. T. Clubs: Union 
League, Iroquois (pres. 1 year, vice-pres. 5 
years), Illinois, Chicago Yacht; also Manhat- 
tan (New York). Office: 303 Dearborn St. Resi- 
dence: 1449 Sheridan Road. 

BOGUS, Hamilton B., Jr., lawyer and pro- 
moter; b. Chicago, Dec. 26, 1868; s. Hamilton 

B. and Emily Augusta (Hoyt) Bogue; grad. 
Phillips Exeter Acad., N. H., 1889; Prince- 
ton Univ., A.B., 1893; Northwestern Univ. Law 
School, LL.B., 1895; unmarried. Admitted to 
bar by Supreme Court of Illinois in June, 
1895, and was engaged in practice of law for 
6 years with the Arm of Peck, Miller & Starr; 
for over a year past in legal and general 
business on own account, attending principally 
to real estate and corporate matters. Office: 
Tribune Bldg. Residence: 200 E. 50th St. 

BOHir, Henry John, journalist, publisher; 
b. Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, Feb. 7, 1855; s. Henry 

C. and Henrietta Bohn; ed. public school and 
Baldwin Univ.; m. Chicago, 1891, Bertha Ro- 
selle Bowlby; children: Harold Jay, Olive Ra- 
mona, Louise Mildred, Beryl Bowlby. Worked 
on farm until 18, in sawmill at 19, printing 
office at 20, telegraph office at 22; came to 
Chicago in Dec, 1876; became foreman in 
newspaper office at 23, and since Apr., 1879, 
has been a publisher; now mem. firm of H. J. 
Bohn & Bro. ; editor and publisher of The 
Hotel World from Apr., 1879; was chairman 
and has for 22 years been a mem. of board 
of directors Hotel Men's Mutual Benefit Assn. 
of the U. S. and Canada; organizer and sec. 
and treas. Illinois Hotelkeepers' Assn. Organ- 
ized the Chicago Trade Press Assn., and long 
an officer; 4 years trustee village of Morgan 
Park; now pres. of board of commissioners of 
Calumet Park district; organized Hotel Assn. 
of Chicago, 1897, and still sec. and treas. of 
same. Publisher of technical books and class 
papers, and with John J. Bohn proprietor 
Bohn Mfg. Co. Republican. Agnostic. Mem. 
Ohio Soc. of Chicago (6 years sec). Clubs: 
Press (life mem.), Hamilton (charter mem.). 
Ridge Country. Office: 324 Dearborn St. Resi- 
dence: Mo rgan Park, 111. 

BOHNBB, George, manufacturer; b. Buffalo, 
N. Y., Nov. 20. 1846; s. Alois and Adeline 
(Brooker) Bohner; ed. public schools of Buf- 
falo. N. Y. ; widower; 1 son: George H. Came 
to Chicago, 1863; was employed in a lamp 
store and in 1870 became a partner; was 
burned out in the great fire of Oct. 9, 1871, 
but resumed business on the lake front and 
removed to permanent quarters, 1872; con- 
tinued In that business until 1898; now pro- 
prietor of the Bohner Manufacturing Co., and 



also of the Brilliant Gas Lamp Co., manu- 
facturers of the Brilliant, Head Light and 
other gasoline lamps; also the Chicago Light- 
ing System. Was formerly an officer of Co. 
H, 1st Infantry, I. N. G. Mem. Garden City 
Lodge, A. F. & A. M. ; was mem. Chicago Ath- 
letic, Washington Park, Iroquois Clubs. Office: 
42 State St. Residence: 2944 Vernon Av. 

BOISOT, Emile Kellogg, banking; b. Du- 
buque, la., Feb. 26, 1859; s. Louis and Alber- 
tlna (Bush) Bolsot; ed. public and high 
schools of Dubuque; m. 1891. Employed in 
German Bank of Dubuque, la., 1875-8; with 
First National Bank, Chicago, since 1878; In 
bond and foreign exchange dept., of which he 
became mgr., 1897. Upon the opening, Jan., 
1904, of the First Trust & Savings Bank of Chi- 
cago, was appointed its vice-pres. and mgr. 
Mem. Chicago Stock Exchange. Republican. 
Office: First National Bank. Residence: La- 
Grange, 111. 

BOISOT, Iionls, trust officer, First Trust & 
Savings Bank; b. Dubuque, la., May 23, 1856; 
s. Louis and Albertlna Boisot; grad. Hamil- 
ton College, 1877; Columbia College, LL.B., 
1879; admitted to bar, 1880; m. Adrian, Mich., 
May 13, 1887, Mary Spencer; 1 child: Pauline. 
Now trust officer First Trust & Savings Bank. 
Author: By-Laws of Private Corporations, 
1892, 1902; Treatise on the Law of Mechanics' 
Liens, 1897. Contributor to legal periodicals. 
Club: LaGrange Country. Office: First Na- 
tional Bank Bldg. Residence: LaGrange, 111. 

BOEUM, Richard Drummond, state agent of 
the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co.; b. Cin- 
cinnati, O., Jan. 30, 1854; s. Rev. Herman and 
Ann R. S. (Drummond) Bokum; ed. public 
schools; m. Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 13, 1881, 
Anna L. Harkness; children: Norris H., 
Richard D., Jr., Marjory. Began business 
career in 1872 as clerk for the S. S. White D. 
Manufacturing Co., Philadelphia, Pa. Entered 
life Insurance business, 1887, as agent of New 
York Life (1 year); then manager In northern 
Oliio 10 years. Since Nov., 1897, state agent for 
Illinois of the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance 
Co. of Newark, N. J. Office: Marquette Bldg. 
Residence, Golf, 111. 

BOILDBNWBCE, Carl Georg'e, manufacturer; 
b. Chicago, Apr. 2, 1866; s. Louis H. and 
Louise H. (Kober) Boldenweck; ed. German 
Acad, and Imperial Textile Acad., Crefeld, Ger- 
many; m. Chicago, Dec 11, 1893, Irma Lichten- 
berger; children: Louis C. W., Adelheid A. L. 
From 1885 to 1890 was superintendent of silk 
mills In New York; returned to Chicago, 1890, 
and established, and has ever since been pres. 
of the Phoenix Trimming Co., manufacturers 
of drapery, furniture trimmings and rope por- 
tieres, valences, etc. Republican. Office.: 572 
Clybourn Av. Residence: 1729 Waveland Av. 

BOIiDBNWBCK, William, manufacturer; b. 
Jettingen, Germany, Aug., 1851; s. Karl H. and 
Charlotte Boldenweck; came to Chicago with 
parents, June, 1854; ed. Dearborn School and 
Dyrenfurth College; m. Chicago, Mar. 25, 1873, 
Guslna A. Samme. Learned tinsmith trade, 
then became bookkeeper for a stove and hard- 
ware house, cut stone contractor, 1875-79; 
mayor of Lake View, 1887-9, until Its annexa- 
tion to the City of Chicago; in real estate 
business and mem. of the Chicago Board of 
Education, 1889-90; mem. Board of Trustees 
of the Sanitary District of Chicago, 1890- 
1900; out of business 1901 until 1903; then 
became sec. and treas. of the Brookman Manu- 
facturing Co. (established 1879). Is also pres. 
of the Germanla Safe Deposit Co.; dir. Carter- 
ville Coal Co. Republican. Lutheran. Mason 
(32°); Shriner. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Mar- 
quette, Germania. Office: 79-81 LaSalle Av. 
Residence: Lessing Annex, Surf and Evanston 
Avs 

BOX^EN, John tlncoln, lawyer; b. Knox Co., 
Tenn., Sept. 1, 1863; s. Pleasant and Nancy 
(Trent) Bolen; grad. high school, Irving- 



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ton, Ind., 1883, business college, Oberlln, O., 
1884; Chicago College of Law, 1894; post- 
graduate course of same, 1895, with degree 
of LL.B. From 1881 to 1899 engaged in busi- 
ness of making abstracts of title to real 
estate, the last SVz years being with Security 
Title & Trust Co. of Chicago; since 1899 in 
active law practice and since Apr. 1, 1902, 
with Eugene Stewart, of firm of Bolen & 
Stewart. Dir. and treas. Northwestern Mort- 
gage & Trust Co.; dir. Howard Copper Co. and 
Hamilton Mercantile Agency. Republican. 
Methodist adherent, but not mem. Office: 140 
Dearborn St. Residence: 1G84 Barry Av. 

BOIiZiES, Charles Edwin, merchant, banker; 
b. Cambridge, Vt., Oct. 14, 1844; s. Lemuel 
and Mary Ann (Weaver) Bolles; ed. Fulton 
Military School, Fulton, 111., and at Wheaton 
College. Wheaton, 111.; m. Turner, 111., Sept. 
19, 1867, Mattie Butterfleld; 1 daughter: Mrs. 
Abram Gale. Served in Civil War as private 
Co. K, 13th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Began 
business career in buying and selling hides; 
was with H. C. Tillinghast & Co. for 10 years 
as traveling agent; since Jan. 1, 1880, senior 
partner of firm of Bolles & Rogers, dealers in 
hides, wool, pelts and tallow. Pres. of the 
Av. State Bank, Oak Park. 111.; interested in 
tlie Yarvan Heating & Klectric Liglit Plant in 
Oak Park. Resided in Turner, now West Chi- 
cago, from 1857 until he entered the war; is 
largelv interested in real estate in West Chi- 
cago. Republican. Clubs: Union League, Oak 
Park, Phoenix (Oak Park). Office: 142 Kinzie 
St. Residence: 358 Lake St., Oak Park, 111. 

BOi;ZA, Oskar, mathematician, educator. 
Residence: 5810 Woodlawn Av. (See Who's 
Who in America for sketch.) 

BOMAK, Charlea H., sec. Scandla Mutual 
Life Insurance Co.: b. Calmar Co., Sweden, 
July 9, 1848; s. Charles M. and Caroline (An- 
derson) Boman; ed. public school in Sweden; 
m. Rock Island, 111.. June 9. 1880, Margaret, 
Cervin; children: Ella, Rudolph, Anton. Anna, 
Berndt, Herbert. At age of 22 came with par- 
ents to U. S., locating at Galesburg, 111., where 
was clerk in general store for about a year; 
went to Rock Island, 111., and was a dealer 
in stoves and hardware until Sept., 1902, when 
came to Chicago as sec. of the Scandia Mutual 
Life Insurance Co. Republican. Lutheran. 
Office: 159 LaSalle St. Residence: 952 Win- 
throp Av. 

BONBBIOHT, Daniel, educator; b. Youngs- 
town, Pa., 1831; s. Daniel Bonbright; prepara- 
tory education Blairsville Acad., Dickinson Col- 
lege, 1846-8; grad. Yale, A.B., 1850 (A.M., same, 
1853; LL.D., Lawrence Univ., 1873); m. Evans- 
ton, 111., 1890, Alice D. Cummings. Tutor Yale 
Collegfe, 1854-6; studied Univs. of Berlin, Bonn, 
Gottingen, 1S56-S: studied and traveled in Eu- 
rope, 1869-70; prof, of Latin language and 
literature Northwestern Univ. since 1858; dean 
of faculty of liberal arts, same, 1899-1902; 
acting pres. of univ., 1900-2. Address: Evans- 
ton. 111. 

BONGGBEN, Olof Jakob, lournallst; b. Ber- 
gane, parish of Habol, Dalsland, Sweden. Oct. 
7, 1854: s. Olof O. and Maria B. Bonggren; 
grad. College of Venersborg, 1874 (L.H.D., 
Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kan., 1900); m, 
Stora Tuna. Dalecarlia, Sweden, Sept. 24, 1877, 
Johanna Sporre, who died Oct. 8. 1903. Came 
to U. S. July 4. 18 82; has been connected 
with the leading newspapers in Sweden; since 
Mav 3, 1883, editor-in-chief Svenska Amerl- 
kanaren, Swedish newspaper in Chicago. 
Author: Bibeln mot Bibeln, 1879; Lasarelif, 
1879; Forstlingar (poems), 1882; Det hem- 
llghetsfullas verld (theosophical), 1892; 
Sanger och Sagor (poems), 1902. Translator: 
Helvetet och Spoken (from Robert Ingersoll), 
1878; Csesar's Kolonn (from Ignatius Don- 
nelly), 1891. Office: 35 Clark St. Residence: 192 
Johnston Av, 



BONNBIiIi, Cliarlea Edwin, varnish; b. on 
farm in Wood Co., O., Dec. 25. 1852; s. Isaac 
R. and Mary Eve (Simon) Bonnell; ed. coun- 
try school and academy at Findlay, O. ; m. 
Chicago, July 20, 1882, Rosalyn B. Hall; 1 
son: Charles Edwin, Jr. (died in infancy). 
Mem. of Hammell & Bonnell to 1885; Nubian 
Paint & Varnish Co. was organized Apr. 1, 
1885, and has been mgr. and vice-pres. ever 
since. Past Supreme Archon (life mem.), and 
since 1894 mem. of supreme body of Royal 
League; helped organize the North American 
Union (fraternal order) in 1895, and was its 
first vice-pres.; past pres. and life mem. Na- 
tional Fraternal Congress. Mason — Garden City 
Lodge, Oriental Consistory, Medinah Temple, 
Mystic Shrine. Mem. North American Union, 
Independent Order of Foresters, Bankers' 
Fraternal Union. Republican. Methodist. 
Office: Cragin Station. Residence: 1295 Adams 
St. 

BOKNE7, Iiawton Corl, Investments; b. Chi- 
cago, Jan. 2, 1862; s. Charles Carroll and Lydia 
A. (Pratt) Bonnev; ed. Chicago public schools; 
m. Milwaukee. Aug. 14. 1895, Olive Baker. 
Began as messenger in the Merchants Loan & 
Trust Co. Bank in 1881 and was promoted 
steadilv until became chief clerk, resigning 
in 1888 to become sec. of the Douglass Park 
Building Assn., which had a very success- 
ful career, and from 1892 sec.-treas. and dir. 
of the Chicago General Ry. Co.; now of firm 
of Bonney Bros., investments. Christian scien- 
tist. Mem. Co. H, 1st Regt., I. N. G. Clubs: 
Chicago, Union League. Office: Tacoma Bldg. 
Residence: 836 W. Adams St. 

BOON, Clement Lavern, banl^er; b. Hamil- 
ton, Madison Co., N. Y.; s. William H. and 
Sarah C. (Staples) Boon; ed. Hamilton public 
schools. After graduation was 2 years prin- 
cipal of I^owell's Commercial College, at Bing- 
hamton, N, Y. ; devoted spare time to study of 
law under Hon. Neri Pine of Binghamton; 
later entered law office of Hon. Alexander 
Cummings; admitted to New York bar May 
3. 1877; engaged in practice; later private sec, 
and afterward general agent for Hon. Sher- 
man D. Phelps, of Binghamton, becoming 
familiar with his large banking and other in- 
terests: after Mr. Phelps died, went west and 
was for some years engaged in investing 
money for large English and Scotch com- 
panies, and the handling of securities; since 
1893 engaged in the municipal bond business 
in Chicago: has also capitalized several gas, 
electric light and traction companies. Now en- 
gaged exclusively in financing traction and 
steam railroads and handling securities. 
Office: 159 LaSalle St. Residence: 2 F. 47th PI. 
BOOBE, Harry, pork packer; b. Shrewsbury, 
Bng., Nov. 28, 1852; s. John and Sarah Ann 
(Davies) Boore; ed. public schools in Eng- 
land; came from England to Chicago in 1869; 
m. Chicago, Oct. 1, 1877, Lydia M. Forrest; 
children: Harriet E., Sarah. After arrival in 
Chicago worked for various firms in the pork- 
packing business until 1888; went to Nebraska 
City. 1888, for Chicago Packing <fe Provision 
Co., remaining 1 year; went to St. Louis as 
a partner in the East St. Louis Packing & Pro- 
vision Co., 2 years. Returned to Chicago, 1891, 
becoming connected with the International 
Packing Co.; continiied in that company imtil 
thev sold out in 1894; assisted in organizing 
the Continental Packing Co.; on Nov. 12, 1903. 
established business for self under name of H. 
Boore & Co., pork packers. Mem. Chicago 
Board of Trade. Episcopalian. Mason. Clubs: 
Chicago Athletic, Calumet. Office: 169 Jackson 
Boul. Residence: 4804 Vincennes Av. 

BOOBSr, William Charles, fire underwriter; 
b. Kenosha. Wis., Aug. 30, 1863; s. Charles P. 
and Huldah Maria (Stevison) Boorn; ed. pub- 
He and high schools. Peoria, 111.; m. Peoria, 
Oct. 14, 1897, May C. Giles; 1 son: Philip 
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of Hartford, Conn., and Lancashire, of Liver- 
pool, 18SS, becoming agency superintendent of 
the western department of that company, 
1897; since Jan. 1, 1902, with Hartford Fire 
Insurance Co.; asst. general agent of western 
dept. of same since Nov. 1, 1903. Clubs: Union 
League, Kenwood, Mendelssohn. Office: 171 
LaSalle St. Residence: 4584 Oakenwald Av. 

BOOTH, Albert "Vernon, grain commission; 
h. Dubuque. la., May 25. lbG5; s. Sidney and 
Anna (Porch) Booth; ed. public schools of 
San Francisco. Calif.; m. Milwaukee, Wis., 
Oct. 12, 1892, Ada Bercry; 1 son: Alfred Ber- 
cry. Began business life as purser on Califor- 
nia Transportation Co.'s steamers, 1882; came 
to Chicago, 1883. beginning as messenger boy 
for Brosseau, Booth & Co.; then with W. S. 
Booth & Co.; later with John W. Hepburn & 
Co., H. G. Gaylord i<i Co.. and C. A. Wyland & 
Co.; mem. of Board of Trade in 1889, and in 
1893 started in business alone as a broker, and 
was a specialist in long time crivilege busi- 
ness; since May, 1901, of firm of Al V. Booth 
<& Co., Chicago and Milwaukee, principal bro- 
ker in Board of Trade memberships. Republi- 
can. Episcopalian. Club: Ashland. Office: Board 
of Trade Bldg. Residence: Chicago Beach Ho- 
tel. 

BOOTH, Edwin Iilncoln, coal shipper; b. 
Suspension Bridge, Can., June 1, 1860; s. 
Joseph and Frances (Sutton) Booth; ed. pub- 
lic schools of Toronto and Hamilton, Ont., to 
1875; m. Erie, Pa., Feb. 4, 1886, Sarah Edith 
Vincent; children: Blanche, Dorothy, Edwin 
Lincoln, Jr., Donald. Was clerk for his father 
in railroad business In Hamilton, Ont., 1875-9; 
stenographer for general freight agent Michi- 
gan Central Ry. Co., 1879-81; moved to St. 
Paul and became stenographer with the North- 
western Fuel Co.; advanced in company's ser- 
vice and became, 1890, 2d vlce-pres.; removed 
to Chicago in same capacity in 1899, and is 
mgr. the Chicago office. Republican. Episco- 
palian. Club: Union League. Office: Fisher 
Bldg. Residence: 5717 Washington Av. 

BOOTH, Jolin, manufacturer of wire and 
iron goods: b. Radcliff. Lancashire, England, 
Dec. 30, 1833; s. James and Maria (Walker) 
Booth; ed. common schools, Lancashire, Eng- 
land, to 1847; came to U. S., Sept., 1851: to Chi- 
cago, 1856; m. 1st, Chicago. Jan. 1, 1857, Julia 
Heffernan (died Feb., 1891); 2d. Chicago, Nov., 
1892, Louise Ford; children: James, Isabella, 
John, Julia, Florence, Stella. Charlotte, George. 
Learned trade as wrought Iron and wire 
worker in England, 1847-51; worked In New 
York for Stevens & Co., and In New Jersey, 
1851-56; came to Chicago, 1856; worked con- 
secutively here for Snow & Co., Markley, Ail- 
ing & Co., Jones & Price. Began business for 
himself as a member of the firm of Booth & 
Conwav, 1866-8; then alone until the big fire 
of 1871; established again in Feb., 1872, In 
firm of Jones & Booth until 1883; since then 
alone, as a manufacturer of wrouerht iron and 
wire goods and wire cloth. Republican. Episco- 
palian. Office: 14-16 N. Canal St. Residence: 
545 Cleveland Av. 

BOOTH, ■William Vernon, pres. A. Booth Co.; 
b. Chicago. Dec. 22, 1856; s. A. Booth; m. 1886, 
Helen, daughter of John T. and Mary (Sher- 
gold) Lester, of Chicago. After leaving col- 
lege, entered the business established half a 
century ago by his father, now largest enter- 
prise of Its kind in the world, with great 
packing houses at Baltimore, salmon can- 
neries at Astoria. Ore., steamship lines, great 
can factories, cold storage warehouses, fishing 
fleets, etc., employing 5.000 men. Clubs: Chi- 
cago, Chicago Athletic, Chicago Gnlf. Chicago 
Yacht, Ontwentsia. Union. "Washington Park, 
Saddle and Cvcle. Office: 143 Dearborn St. Resi- 
dence: 31 Bellevue PI. 

BOOZ, John Taylor, lawver: b. Staunton, 
Va., Aug. 21. 1868; s. John Wesley and Emma 
(McGhee) Booz; ed. public schools and at 



Fishburne Military Acad. Was engaged with 
Norfolk & Western R. R., in "Virginia, as re- 
lief agent and operator for 5 years, from 16 to 
21 years of age; published the Waynesboro 
Times, Waynesboro, Va., 1889-91; sec. Vir- 
ginia Press Assn., 1890-1, studying law during 
this period; was admitted to the Virginia bar; 
came to Cliicago, 1892, and has since been en- 
gaged in general practice of law in this city. 
Democrat. Mason, lodge and chapter. Clubs: 
Lincoln Park (pres.), Lincoln Cycling (was 
pres. 1 year), Illinois Athletic. Office: Ashland 
Blk. Residence: 25 Walton PI. 

BOBDBN, Hamilton, merchant; b. on farm 
In Burlington Co., N. J., June 21, 1835; s. 
John Allen and Sarah Armstron (Davison) 
Borden; ed. private schools in Burlington Co., 
N. J., and in private academy at Mt. Holly, 
N. J.; m. Vicksburg, Miss., June 26, 1868, 
Charlotte M. Page; children: Sara A., Francis 
C. John Hamilton. Learned trade of coach- 
maker In Philadelphia and worked for a time 
at same; clerk for Adams Express Co., Phila- 
delphia, 1856-8; went to Memphis, Tenn., as 
aeent Adams Express Co., 1858; agent Adams 
Express Co. and Southern Express Co., 1858- 
1862; merchant and lumberman, Vicksburg, 
Miss., . 1863-67; connected with railroad busi- 
ness In Iowa and on Pacific Coast, 1867-72; 
manufacturer of machinery, Philadelphia, 
1872-6; in Chicago since 1876; general agent 
for Howe Standard Scales, and Howe Gas & 
Gasoline Engines; In 1879 firm of Borden, 
Selleck & Co. was formed; since 1890 pres. 
Borden & Selleck Co. Came In personal rela- 
tions with Gen. Leonidas Polk, of Confederate 
army. In Memphis. 1861-2; with Gen. W. T. 
Sherman, In Memphis, 1862-3; frequently met 
Gen. U. S. Grant at his headquarters in "Vicks- 
burg, Miss., 1863; also Gens. McPherson, 
Logan, Strong, N. J. T. Dana and others. Re- 
publican. Club: Union League. Office: 48-50 
Lake St. Residence: 12 Groveland Park. 

BOBBERS, Micliael Washington, lawyer; b. 
Randolph Co., 111., May 9, 1867; s. James John- 
son and Mary A. (Ritchie) Borders; grad. 
Monmouth (111.) College A.B., 1888; Columbia 
Law School, New York, 1891; m. Kirkwood, 
111., Feb. 9, 1892. Alice E. Abbey; children: 
James, Edward, Melville, Horatio. Admitted 
to bar, 1891; practiced at Belleville, 111., for 11 
years, and was mem. of the law firm of 
Hamlll & Borders, and was Master In Chan- 
cery of the Circuit Court of St. Clair Co., 111.. 
1900-2; came to Chicago. Anr. 1, 1903, and has 
since practiced here; general counsel for Nel- 
son Morris (fe Co., packers. Mem. Chicago Bar 
Assn. and Illinois State Bar Assn. Democrat. 
Mem. B. P. O. E. Clubs: Iroquois, Colonial, 
Mid-Dav. Chicago Athletic, Illinois Athletic. 
Office: 234 LaSalle St. Residence: 4050 Grand 
Boul. M 

BOB^ANB, Iieonard Clifford, nhvsician; b. 
Cook Co.. 111.. May 25. 1863; s. Dr. Matthew 
W. and Emily I^add (Robinson) Borland: ed. 
public schools of Chlcaeo and Rush Med. Col- 
lege, M.D., 1887; m. Chicago. 1897, Louisa 
Marie TTlscht: 1 daughter: Viola Louisa. En- 
gaged in general practice of medicine and sur- 
gery in Chicago since 1RS7. Demonstrator of 
anatomy in Chicago College of Dental Sur- 
gery; proprietor of Home Hosp.. 1091 W. 12th 
St. Dir. Ochaleta Oil and Mineral Co. Inde- 
pendent Republican. Mf^m. Turner Soc. Clubs: 
Illinois. Germania. Offlr-e: 1091 W, 12th St. 
Residence: 9nO Douflas Boul. 

BOBN, Moses, wholesale tailor to the trade; 
b. "U^ollenberg. Germany. l\Iay 6, 1851; s. Aaron 
and Rosa (Reis) Born: ed. common school: m. 
New York, Feb. 2, 1881. Isabella Rose: chil- 
flrrMi: Alfred. Edgar. Addie. Florence. Emigrat- 
ed to America in 1869. at age of IS. and kept a 
small general store In Port Jefferson. L. T.. 
1871-6, under the firm name of "Werthelmer & 
Born; came to Chicago, 1876. and engaged In 
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originated the "tailoring to tlie trade" busi- 
ness in 1877 at 45 S. Clark St., and M. Born & 
Co. do today the largest business of this kind 
in the world; is pres. of the company. Repub- 
lican. Club: Standard (pres., 1896-7). Office: 
337 Franklin St. Residence: 4801 Drexel Boul. 
BOBOWSEX, Pelix, dir. dept. of composition 
and lecturer upon musical history, Chicago 
Musical College. Address: 202 Michigan Boul., 
Chicago. (See Who's Who in America for 

BOSCH, Henry, merchant; b. Amsterdam, 
Holland, Jan. 25, 1845; s. Peter Vanden and 
Fenna Geziena (Breeman) Bosch; ed. Amster- 
dam, Holland; m. Chicago, May 30, 1869, Relna 
Mulder (died Oct. 16, 1883); m. 2d, Mar.-S, 1884, 
Frederica Mulder; children: Peter, Frederica, 
Henry, Jr., Charles, Fanny Geziena, Reina 
Marie. Arrived in Chicago Apr. 1, 1867, from 
Grand Rapids, Mich.; went to work as journey- 
man painter; was contracting painter June 1, 
1869, to Oct., 1880; bought retail wall paper 
and paint business at 120 Blue Island Av., 
Oct., 1880, and conducted it until Oct., 1895; 
incorporated, Jan. 1, 1892, as Henry Bosch Co., 
and moved to Wabash Av.; acquired Alfred 
Peats' business. New York, Chicago, and Bos- 
ton, May 1, 1903; president Henry Bosch 
Co., of "Chicago; Henry Bosch Co., of New 
York, and Alfred Peats Co., of New York, 
conducting large business as jobbers and 
wholesalers of wall paper, paint, oils, etc. 
Republican. Protestant. Clubs: Chicago Ath- 
letic, Colonial. Office: 338-44 Wabash Av. Resi- 
dence: 5405 Ridgewood Ct., Hyde Park. 

BOSIiBT, Edward Pranklln, manufacturer; 
b. Chicago, May 29, 1869; s. Daniel Webster 
and Mary E. Wiser; ed. public and high 
schools of Chicago to 1887; m. Chicago, Apr., 
1899, Harriet L. Benham; 1 son: Maurice Ed- 
ward. Upon leaving school in 1887 entered the 
business established by his father in 1869 as a 
manufacturer of weather strips, and was sec. 
of the T). W. Bosley Co. until, upon the death 
of Mr. D. W. Bosley, in 1899, he succeeded him 
as pres. and treas.; also interested in other 
manufacturing enterprises. Republican. Mem. 
by inheritance of Military Order of Loyal 
Legion, first class. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, 
Washington Park, Illinois, Chicago Yacht, 
Glen View. Office: 299-311 Fulton St. Resi- 
dence: 191 Ashland Boul. 

BOSTEDO, loula Gardner, stocks, bonds, 
grain, etc.; b. Weyauwega, Wis., Aug. 7, 1861; 
s. Alfred Lee and Emma (Gardner) Bostedo; 
ed. Wevauwega, Wis., public school prior to 
1877; Univ. of \\^isconsln, 1877-9; Bryant & 
Stratton Business College, Chicago, 1879; m. 
Weyauwega, Wis., Sept. 19, 1882, Elnora For- 
dvce; children: Alfred Gardner, Helen Kath- 
eflne, Josephine. First employment was in re- 
tail hardware store of Andrew Gardner, 
T\^evauwega, Wis., about 1 year, 1876; next, 
in latter half of 1879, in office of the Wilson 
Packing Co., of Chicago; surveyor for Denver 
& Rio Grande Railway Co. in Colorado, 1880-1; 
in fall of 1881 joined A. L. Bostedo (father) in 
retail dry goods and carpets at Atlantic, la., 
firm being A. L. Bostedo & Son; retained in- 
terest in that business until 1893, but in 1884 
came to Chicago and started the Bostedo 
Package & Cash Carrier Co., afterward the 
Bostedo Pneumatic Tube Co.; was mgr. of that 
company until sold interest In 1898. After 
that, maintained only a small office In Chi- 
cago, not settling permanently in any busi- 
ness until joined firm of L. D. Miller & Co., 
brokers; bought out Ij. D. Miller, Mar. 31, 
1904, and on July 1, 1904, changed business to 
own name, as broker In stocks, bonds and 
grain. Mem. Chicago Board of Trade and Chi- 
cago Stock Exchange. Dir. Street's Western 
Stable Car Line. Henry George Democrat. 
Club: Oak Park. Office: Chicago Stock Ex- 
change Bldg. Residence: River Forest, 111. 



BOSWOBTH, Harry John, mgr. Rltter 
Dental Supply House; b. Cannon Falls, Minn., 
Sept., 1873; s. Charles H. and Amelia C. 
(Richards) Bosworth; ed. Elizabeth Street 
School, Chicago; m. Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 25, 
1894, Anna Florence Roddich. Began business 
career in 1889 with the Illinois Dental Manu- 
facturing Co., remaining with them until Jan. 
1, 1891, when entered the employ of the Keller 
Dental Co.; a year later became connected 
with Gideon Sibley, in the same line, for 
whom was mgr. 9 years, and at the beginning 
of 1902 assumed his present position as mgr. 
of the Rltter Dental Supply House (R. C. 
Shumway, proprietor) making a specialty of 
dental office furnishings. Including the Favor- 
ite Columbia dental chairs and the Columbia 
electric dental engines. Republican. Mem. B. 
P. O. Elks and K. P. Office: S. E. corner of 
Lake and Dearborn Sts. Residence: 4757 Lake 
Av. 

BOTSFOBD, Henry, commission merchant; 
dir. Continental Nat. Bank, Nat. Warehouse 
and Transfer Co. Mem. Chicago Board of 
Trade. Clubs: Cliicago, Union League. Office: 
218 LaSalle St. 

B0UZ;T017, Oeorge D'Arcy, vice-pres. First 
National Bank; b. Cobourg, Ont., June 13, 
1844; s. D'Arcy Edward and Emily (Heath) 
Boulton; ed. Canadian public schools and 
Upper Canada College; m. 1868, Emily A. 
Street, of Hamilton, Ont.; children: Ethel 
D'Arcy, Alice Marjorle, Kenneth Percival, 
Elsie Beatrice, Helen Wray, Muriel Heath. At 
age of 17 went to British Guiana as overseer 
on a sugar plantation, but 2 years later re- 
turned to Canada; came to Chicago soon after 
and connected himself with the First National 
Bank, with which he has ever since remained; 
long mgr. of the foreign exchange dept.; be- 
came 2d vIce-pres. in 1897, and vice-pres. 1900. 
Formerly Democrat, but in 1896 aligned him- 
self with Republican party, as an active advo- 
cate of the gold standard. Episcopalian. Office: 
First National Bank. Residence: Highland 
Park, 111. 

BOtTBNIQUE, Angustus Eugene, prof, of 
dancing; b. Cirey, France, Oct. 27, 1842; s. 
Augustus and Pauline Bournlque; came to 
New York with parents, 1845; ed. public 
schools, at Acad, of the Holy Infants, Man- 
hattanvllle and Bourseaux Acad., Brooklyn, 
N. Y.; m. Chicago. June 14, 1862, Elizabeth 
Ann Corning, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram 
V. Corning (nee Chase), adopted daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Branigan; children: Eugene 
A., Alvar L., Hugh L. (now deceased), May E., 
Lyman G. Removed with parents to Chicago, 
1857; was bookkeeper in father's plate glass 
business until 1858; then In dry goods house of 
Ross & Foster, as salesman, 1858-61 ; after that 
salesman In clothing house of George T. Beld- 
Ing & Co. Studied and practiced dancing from 
boyhood; after coming to Chicago attended 
the dancing school of Prof. J. P. Lasairre, In 
which Miss Corning was a teacher until he 
married her. In 1865, with wife, established 
Bournique's Dancing Acad., at State and Ran- 
dolph Sts., and soon after a branch at Adams 
and Halsted Sts. Fire destroyed the down- 
town premises in the great conflagration of 
1871; rebuilt on 24th St., between Michigan 
and Indiana Avs., and In 1883 built the present 
large academy on 23d St., between Prairie and 
Calumet Avs.; also conducting branches on 
North and West Sides. Clubs: Calumet, Wash- 
ington Park. Office and residonce: 51 23d St. 

BOTTBNIQUE, Eugene Augustus, real estate; 
b. Chicago, June 13, 1864; s. Augustus Eugene 
and Elizabeth Ann (Branigan) Bournlque; ed. 
public schools; m. Chicago. 1894, Stella Grace 
Curtis; children: Joy, Ellen, Ruth. Was for IB 
years associated with father, Prof. A. E. 
Bournlque, teacher of dancing. Since 1890, 
real estate business, Eugene A. Bournlque & 
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lican. Office: First National Bank Bldg. Resi- 
dence: Highland Park, 111. 

BOUTEIiIi, Henry Sherman, congressman, 
lawyer; b. Boston, Mass., Mar. 14, 1856; s. 
Louis Henry and Anna (Greene) Boutell; 
grad. Northwestern Univ., 1S74; Harvard, 1876 
(A.M., 1877); LL.D., Northwestern Univ., 1904. 
Admitted to Illinois bar, 1879, and Supreme 
Court of U. S., 1885; trustee Northwestern 
Univ.; dir. Am. Institute Germanics; m. Dec. 
29, 1880, Euphemia Lucia Gates, of Providence, 
R. I.; 3 children. Mem. Illinois Learislature, 
1884; elected to Congress, Nov., 1897, to fill 
unexpired term of Edward Deane Cooke, de- 
ceased; re-elected, 1898-1903, 6th Illinois dis- 
trict, and 1903-7, 9th district. Republican. Now 
a mem. of Boutell, Currier & Freeman. Office: 
205 LaSalle St. Residence: Virginia Hotel. 

BOXTTOK, Kathanlel Sherman, retired; b. 
Concord, N. H., May 14, 1828; s. Rev. Nathan- 
iel and Harriet (Sherman) Bouton; ed. New 
Hampshire schools; farmed and taught school 
until 1846; came west as traveling representa- 
tive of the Fairbank Scale Co. until 1852; be- 
came employe of a foundry firm in which he 
soon after became partner; later became asso- 
ciated with Am. Bridge Co., which sold to Illi- 
nois Central R. R. Co. in 1857; then bought 
Union Car Works, which operated until 1863; 
served as asst. q. m. in 88th Illinois Infantry 
(2d Board of Trade Regt.) from 1862 until 
after battle of Chickamauga; became head of 
Union Foundry Works until its consolidation 
with Pullman Car Works in 1886; then organ- 
ized Bouton Foundry Co.; now pres. and dir. 
of the S. Wilks Manufacturing Co.; dir. of 
the Kenwood Bridge Co.; oldest car wheel 
manufacturer in the U. S. and one of pioneer.s 
in manufacture of structural iron work. Fel- 
low of Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers. Repub- 
lican. Mem. Loyal Legion. Club: Kenwood. 
Office: 135 Adams St. Residence: 191 47th St. 

BOWEir, Ira Pardee, asst. cashier Conti- 
nental National Bank; b. Little Falls, N. T., 
Aug. 30, 1845; s. James H. and Caroline A. 
(Smith) Bowen; ed. public schools and Racine 
College; m. Chicago, 1867, Mary Butler Reed 
(now deceased); children: Jane Terry (de- 
ceased), John Reed (deceased). Ira Reed. 
First work was as general utility man with 
the Third National Bank of Chicago, of which 
his father was pres.; then was employed in 
the office of the asst. treas. of the U. S. at 
Chicago; after that cashier of Bowen Bros. In 
the crockery and glassware business until 
1871; after the great fire was employed with 
the Merchants Loan & Trust Co. Bank until 
1883, when, upon its organization, he entered 
the Continental National Bank, of which is 
now asst. cashier. Republican. Episcopalian. 
Mem. Bankers Club. Office: 218 LaSalle St. 
Residence: 369 Chicago Av. 

BOWEK, Joseph Tllton, surety bonds; b. 
Providence, R. I., April 1, 1854; s. William H. 
and Ednah B. (Goodhue) Bowen; ed. public 
and high schools of Providence; m. Chicago, 
June 1. 1886, Louise Hadduck de Koven; chil- 
dren: John de Koven, Joseph T., Jr., Helen 
Hadduck, Louise de Koven. Until Jan. 1, 1890, 
was with Cheney & Bro., silk manufacturers 
of South Manchester, Conn., doing business 
In New York City and Chicago; since Jan. 1, 
1890, resident vice-pres. and mgr. of the City 
Trust, Safe Deposit & Surety Co. of Phila- 
delphia, surety bonds. Republican. Episco- 
palian. Clubs: Chicago, University, City, Mer- 
chants, Saddle and Cycle, Church, Onwentsia. 
Office: The Rookery. Residence: 136 Astor St. 

BOWBB, Bohert Allan, vice-pres. Rand. Mc- 
Nally & Co.; b. Brown Co.. O.. 1841: s. William 
Smith and Margaret McArthur (Sutherland) 
Bower; ed. State Normal Univ.. Bloomington, 
111.; m. Chicago, 1876, Charlotte E. Cuyler. 
Bookkeeper 4 years after leaving normal 
school; taught school; came to Chicago, 1869, 
and identified with printing and publishing 



house of Rand, McNally & Co.; became dir. 
in 1877, and, after the death of Andrew Mc- 
Nally, 1904, was elected vice-pres. Started 
map dept. of the house; originated the index 
map system, and has had charge of map dept. 
since 1876; By suggestion to the Pennsylvania 
R. R. officials received credit for originating 
the Limited Train system, which was first 
put in operation on the Pennsylvania R. R.; 
(the Pennsylvania Co. gave him full credit for 
originating this fast passenger service on Its 
lines). Republican. Mem. Waubansia Lodge, 
No. 160, A. F. & A. M. Clubs: Union League, 
Mid-Day, Marquette. Office: 168 Adams St. 
Residence: Virginia Hotel. 

BOWEBS, Iiloyd Wheaton, lawyer; b. 
Springfield, Mass., Mar. 9, 1859; s. Samuel 
Dwight and Martha Wheaton (Dowd) Bowers; 
grad. Yale Univ., A.B., 1879; Columbia Law 
School, New York, LL.B., 1882; m. Winona, 
Minn., Sept. 7, 1887, Louise Bennett Wilson 
(died Dec. 17, 1897); children: Thomas Wil- 
son, Martha WTieaton. Admitted to bar, June, 
1882; since June 1, 1893, general counsel of 
the Chicago & North-Western Ry. Co. Repub- 
lican. Mem. Chicago Bar Assn. Clubs: Chicago 
Law (pres. 1900-01), Chicago, University, Ath- 
letic, Onwentsia, Skokie Country. Office: Frank- 
lin St. and Jackson Boul. Residence: 20 Ritchie 
Place. 

BOWEBSOCK, Clement Cory, lawyer: b. 
St. Paris, O. ; s. Samuel and Sarah (Cory) 
Bowersock; took special literary course in 
Univ. of Michigan and law course in Union 
College of Law, Chicago, graduating, LL.B., 
1887. Admitted to bar in 18S7, and has since 
been engaged in practice of law in Chicago. 
Club: Illinois. Office: 108 LaSalle St. Resi- 
dence: 118 Ashland Boul. 

BOWXaBS, Charles Edward, clergyman; b. 
Chicago, July 27, 1869; s. Thomas Goodwin 
and Katherine (Baker) Bowles; ed. McGill 
Model School, Montreal, Can., and Western 
Theological Seminary, Chicago, graduating 
B.D., 1892. Ordained deacon, 1892; ordained 
priest, 1893, by Bishop McLaren; was priest 
in charge of St. Luke's Church, Chicago, 
1893-8; since Jan. 16, 1898, rector All Saints' 
Episcopal Church. Church: Hermitage and 
Wilson Avs. 

BOWIiES, John P., pres. Bowles Live Stock 
Commission Co.; b. Quincy, 111., May 26, 1859; 
s. John and Mary (Cass) Bowles; ed. public 
schools of Quincy, 111., and Gem Citv Busi- 
ness College; m. Quincy, 111., Oct. 18, 1893, 
Ella Bertha Hense; children: Dolores Joan, 
John Hense, Helen Edith. Reared on a farm 
and from boyhood identified with live stock 
business, in which was engaged at Edina, Mo., 
before coming to Chicago, 1881; was with 
Keenan & Hancock for 9 vears; mem. of firm 
of Tomlinson, Bowles <& Co., 7 years; after 
that for 3 years of Strahorn. Hutton. Evans 
Commission Co., until present company of 
Bowles Live Stock Commission Co. was or- 
ganized, of which he is pres. Democrat. Clubs: 
Sheridan, Saddle and Sirloin. Office: Exchange 
Bldg., Union Stock Yards. Residence: 4340 Vin- 
cenn es A v. 

BO'WlffAN, "William Charles, mgr. Linen 
Thread Co.; b. Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 9, 1861; 
s. Theodore H. and Angeline (Major) Bow- 
man; ed. Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic 
Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y., and at Noelle's 
School of Language, Hanover, Ger. ; m. Chi- 
cago, Apr., 1891, Carrie M. Warden. Began 
business career as salesman: since 1887 con- 
nected with the Linen Thre.nd Co., beginning 
In a subordinate rapacity and advancing step 
by step until 1900, when became mgr.. in 
which position has since continued. Also sec. 
of the Art Marble Co. Republican. Protestant. 
Office: 120-122 Franklin St. Residence: 371 E. 
Superior St. 

BOWMAir, William Henry, real estate: b. 
Zanesville, O., June 9, 1841; s. John and Su- 



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sannah (Border) Bowman; ed. public schools 
of Zanesville, O.; served as private in 159th 
Ohio Infy. Regt. (a 100-days regt.) during its 
term of service; m. Springfield, O., Nov. 9, 
1876, Anna S. Moore. Assisted father, who was 
in pork-packing business at Zanesville, O., 
until 1866; in Colorado, in range cattle busi- 
ness, 9 years; came to Chicago, 1878; entered 
employ of Chicago Packing and Provision Co.. 
and later, with Charles Counselman & Co. 
Engaged in real estate business in Chicago 
since 1884, making a specialty of building 
homes for working people in the Brighton 
Park district; has built 500 cottages there, 
and is still in the business. Mem. Chicago Real 
Estate Board, Presbyterian Church, and the 
Ohio Soc. Republican. Office: 3560 Archer Av. 
Residence: Lexington Hotel. 

BOTCIi, Simeon I^eonard, lawyer; b. Chi- 
cago, Jan. 14, 1850; s. Le Roy Merrick and 
Helen Maria (Williams) Boyce; grad. Tale 
Univ., 1873; studied law in offices in Chicago; 
m. Chicago, Jan. 7, 1875, Helen Isabel; chil- 
dren: Helen, James Leonard, Le Roy (de- 
ceased), Leonard (deceased), Elizabeth. Ad- 
mitted to bar of Illinois and began practice 
Jan. 1, 1876. Republican. Presbyterian. Clubs: 
Chicago, University, Homewood. Office: 135 
Adams St. Residence: 3335 Grand Boul. 

BOVCE, 'William D., publisher; b. Allegheny 
Co., Pa., June 16, 1858; s. David and Mar- 
garet J. Boyce; reared on farm; ed. common 
schools and Univ. of Wooster, O.; m. Pitts- 
burgh, Pa., 1883, Mary Jane Beacon; children: 
Ben, Happy, Sydney. Came to Chicago in 1881 
and for 6 months was advertising solicitor 
for a monthly magazine; went to St. Paul and 
worked for a month as canvasser for an In- 
dustrial history; went to Dakota, published a 
newspaper and took part in politics, and in 
1884, having organized a bureau of corre- 
spondence representing 1,200 newspapers, went 
to New Orleans Cotton Exposition of 1884; 
came to Chicago and established a "patent 
inside" house, securing a good patronage for 
his Chicago office, and also for another which 
he established in Winfleld, Kan.; at solicita- 
tion of two eastern newspaper men invested 
as a partner in establishing the Saturday 
Blade, but took no active part in its manage- 
ment until a few months afterward, when It 
was losing $400 per week; his partners offered 
their interests to him at $100 each, which he 
paid; then went to work to make the paper 
pav and soon succeeded; sold out "ready- 
print" business and devoted entire attention 
to Saturday Blade; then bought the Chicago 
Ledger, which had been running 19 years, and 
built up for it a great circulation. Later also 
established Boyce's Monthly, now Woman's 
World, and other papers which are still pub- 
lished bv W. D. Boyce Co., of which he is 
pres. and dir. ; also pres. and dlr. of the W. 
D. Boyce Paper Mills Co. and of the Marseilles 
Land e<;- Water Power Co. (Marseilles, 111.). 
Owns the Bovce office bldg-., 112-114 Dearborn 
St. Republican. Clubs: Union League. Chicago 
Athletic. Office: 112 Dearborn St. Residence: 
Ottawa, 111., summer time; Chicago, 111., win- 
ter time. 

BOVDEN, William Cowper; b. Sheffield. 111.. 
Apr. 6, 1864; s. Albert W. and Ellen R. (Webb) 
Boyden; ed. public schools, Sheffield. Ill, Phil- 
lips Exeter Acad., Erraduatiner. 1882; Harvard 
College, A.B., 1886; Harvard Law School, 
LL.B'., 1889; m. Chicago, Apr. 13, 1893, Mabel 
G. Burlingham: children: William C, Preston 
B., Margaret. Admitted to bar, 1889; practiced 
law, 1890-7, as mem. of firm of Hamlin, Hol- 
land & Boyden; since 1897 of firm of Matz, 
Fisher & Boyden. Republican. Mem. Illinois 
State and Chicago Bar Assns., Chicago Law 
Club. Dir. Western Trust and Savinars Bank. 
Clubs: University, Skokie, City. Office: 107 
Dearborn St. Residence: Winnetka, 111. 



BOTESBN, Ingolf Kroligr, lawyer; b. Kongs- 
berg, Norway, Jan. 5, 1855; s. S. F. and Helen 
(Trocton) Boyesen; ed. schools of Norway 
and by private tutor; grad. Chicago Law 
School, LL.B., in class of 1875; m. Chicago, 
Dec. 14, 1878, Janie S. Stewart (now de- 
ceased); children: Ralph S., Norman F. En- 
gaged in practice of law, alone, in Chicago, 
1875-90, and in latter year became mem. of 
law firm of Herrick, Allen, Boyesen & Martin. 
Democrat. Clubs: Cliicago, Quadrangle, Wash- 
ington Park, Law. Office: 107 Dearborn St. 
Residence: 5125 Kimbark Av. 

BOVIiB, John Patrick, wholesale grocer; b. 
Chicago, July 6, 1870; s. Thomas and Mary 
(Maginnis) Boyle; ed. public schools, Chica- 
go Manual Training School, Chicago College 
of Law, LL.B., 1888; m. Chicago. Mar. 28, 
1894, Grace O'Brien; children: Marion, Thom- 
as. Engaged in practice of law, and during 
Mayor W^ashburn's administration was asst. 
prosecuting atty. of the City of Chicago; en- 
gaged in commercial business since 1892: mer. 
Lincoln Ice Co., 1892-5; asst. gen. mgr. Knick- 
erbocker Ice Co.. 1895-6; in 1897 bought inter- 
est in wholesale grocery firm of "^^alsh, Lange 
& Co., which changed to the present corpora- 
tion of Walsh, Boyle & Co., of which is vice- 
pres. and dir. Democrat. Club: Illinois Ath- 
letic. Office: 3-13 State St. Residence: 271 Bel- 
den Av. 

SOYImH, Iioren Iiaug'hlln, western mgr. "The 
Keystone"; b. New Bethlehem, Clarion Co., 
Pa., Feb. 1, 1853; s. Rev. John T. and Sarah 
Ann (Laughlin) Boyle; academic education at 
St. Joseph, Mo.; m. Warren, O., June 30, 1885, 
Mary Field; 1 daughter: Allys. Learned print- 
ers' trade at St. Josepli, Mo., and later took to 
journalism. Worked on various papers; be- 
fore was 25 years old was half owner in St. 
Joseph Daily Evening Chronicle; later was 
traveling salesman for a wholesale and retail 
.lewelry house of St. Joseph; came to Chicago, 
.Tan. 1, 1903, to take the western office of "The 
Keystone," organ of the retail jewelry and 
optical trades (published in Philadelphia), 
which position has since held. Vice-pres. and 
treas. Illinois Optical Soc. Republican. Metho- 
dist. Clubs: .Tewelers, Homewood. Office: 42 
Madison St. Residence: 5470 Washington Av 

BOTIOBS, Charles Dickinson, sec. Albert 
Dickinson Co.; b. Chicago, Aug. 1, 1865; s. 
Charles C. and Hannah (Dickinson) Boyles; 
ed. public schools of Chicago until he was 16 
years old; on leaving school, entered employ- 
ment of the Albert Dickinson Co. as an office 
boy and has remained continuously in the 
service of the company in various capacities; 
has been sec. of the company since 1889. Re- 
publican. Clubs: Union League, Ashland. 
Office: Albert Dickinson Seed Co. Residence: 
Riverside. 111. 

BOYNTON, Charles Theodore, iron mer- 
chant; b. West Stockbridge, Mass., Dec. 5, 
1858; s. Charles Sumner and Elizabeth Thomp- 
son Boynton; parents removed to farm in New 
York; ed. public schools of Catskill, N. Y. 
Began business career as grocer's clerk, and 
later in other ocupations. until he entered 
service of Washburn & Moen Manufacturing 
Co.. of Chicago, for which he became western 
msrr. ; also general sales agent of Am. Steel & 
Wire Co. and pres. of the Shelby Steel Tube 
Co.; later became and is now mem. of the firm 
of Pickands, Brown & Co., one of the largest 
in the U. S. iron and iron ore trade; dir. 
Bankers' National Bank, Central Trust Co., 
North Shore Gas Co. of Waukegan, Dearborn 
Co. of Chicago; trustee of Northwestern Univ. 
Clubs: Union League, Chicago Athletic, Evans- 
ton. Evanston Country, Glen View. Onwent- 
sia, Mid-Day. Office: The Rookery. Residence: 
Evanston. 

BOTNTOH. Melbourne Parker, clergyman; 
b. Lynn, Mass., Nov. 6, 1867; s. Benjamin 
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ton; ed. common scliools In Massachusetts 
and New Jersey; California College, Oakland, 
Calif.; Divinity School, Univ. of Chicago (not 
graduate of any school; special course In 
each); m. San Jose, Calif., Sept. 8. 1892, Hattie 
Wells. Ordained to ministry of Baptist Church, 
Sept. 8, 1892, at San Jose, Calif.; called to 
First Baptist Cliurch of San Francisco, Calif., 
June, 1894, and was consecutively asst., act- 
ing and full pastor of same until Aug., 1897; 
since Aug., 1897, pastor of Lexington Av. Bap- 
tist Church, Chicago; erected new edifice and 
dedicated it Oct. 26, 1902. Dir. Baptist Hosp.; 
State sec. Illinois Anti-Saloon League; mem. 
Baptist City Mission Board, Illinois Baptist 
General Assn.'s Board of Managers; pres. 
Beulah Homes Assn. Office: 6209 Lexington 
Av. Residence: 6201 Greenwood Av. 

BOTNTON, Stuart Dunlevy, storage ware- 
houseman; b. Chicago, Nov. 23, 1869; s. 
Charles W. and Mary (Morris) Boynton; ed. 
public and manual training schools in Chicago 
until 1886; in real estate business, managing 
father's property, 1886-9; then to Cornell 
Univ., from which graduated in class of 1893 
as mechanical and electrical engineer. In 
U. S. Revenue Service as 2nd Asst. 'En- 
gineer, 1893-4; resigned 1894 to come to 
Chicago, and since then mgr. and principal of 
the storage business of C. W. Boynton. Office: 
105 Clybourn PI. Residence: 390 Ontario St. 

BBACi:, William, lawyer, b. Westernport, 
Md., Nov. 23, 1850; s. William and Susan 
(Stafford) Brace; ed. by private tutorship; m. 
Frostburg, Md., June 17, 1879, Margaret 
Thomas; 1 son: William, Jr. Admitted to bar, 
1871, and has ever since been actively engaged 
in the general practice of law, but making a 
specialty of corporation and real estate law; 
now of law firm of Defrees, Brace & Ritter. 
Mem. Chicago and 111. State Bar Assn's, Law 
Institute (pres., 1901). Republican. Clubs: 
Marquette, Highland Park, Exmoor. Office: 
Home Insurance Bldg. Residence: Highland 
Park, 111. 

BBACEY, Smith Herbert, railroad contrac- 
tor; b. Clinton Co., N. Y., Aug. 14, 1859; s. A. 
S. and Ann (Roberts) Bracey; came west with 
parents when 6 years old and located in Gales- 
burg, 111.; ed. public schools of Galesburg; m. 
Crown Point. N. Y., Nov. 30, 1S80, Nellie A. 
Speyer; 1 daughter: Mrs. Charles Blackburn. 
Began railroad work as water boy and suc- 
cessively became section hand, roadmaster 
and gen. mgr.; worked on Chicago, Milwaukee 
& St. Paul, the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 
and the St. Louis & Grand Tower railroads 
until 1879, when became a railroad con- 
tractor; now pres. of the Bracey-Howard Con- 
struction Co., which lias built many steam and 
electric railroads (constructed over 3,000 miles 
of railroad in U. S. and 400 miles in Canada). 
Also pres., since 1902, of the Cincinnati, Bluff- 
ton & Chicago R. R., extending from Hunting- 
ton to Union City, Ind., 75 miles. Republican. 
Mason, Odd Fellow. Mem. Independent Order 
of Red Men. Office: Tribune Bldg. Residence: 
177 E. 47th St. 

BBADBTTB7, George Iiewis, retired railway 
official; b. Yarmouth, N. S., Mar. 10, 1843; s. 
Lewis Robbins and Frances (Hilton) Brad- 
bury; ed. private .school until 14 years of age; 
enlisted in 1st Massachusetts Cavalry Oct., 
1861; served through war and returned with 
regiment in June, 1865; promoted through sev- 
eral grades of corporal, sergeant, sergeant 
major, 2nd and Lst It. and capt.: m. Chicago, 
Oct., 1896, Nellie Ismon; 1 son: George Lewis, 
Jr. Clerk In Boston Post Office, 1865-7; agent 
and conductor Housatonic R. R., 1867-9; gen. 
western agent Kan.^as Citv. St. Joseph & 
Council Bluffs R. R., located at Council Bluffs, 
la., 1869-78; gen. freight agent, 1878-80; gen. 
mgr., 18S0-6, Peoria, Decatur & Evansville 
R. R. : vice-pres. and gen. mgr., 1882-6; receiv- 
er, 1SS6-7, Michigan & Ohio R. R.; vlce-pres. 



Toledo, St. Louis & Kansas City R. R., 1886-7; 
vice-pres. and gen. mgr. Lake Erie & Western 
R. R. and of Fort Wayne, Cincinnati & Louis- 
ville R. R., 1887-1900; pres. Peoria & Pekin 
Union R. R. ; retired May, 1900. Dir. Commer- 
cial National Bank of Peoria. Republican. 
Mem. Cliicago Commandery Loyal Legion. 
Clubs: Chicago, Calumet, Washington Park 
(Chicago); Columbia (Indianapolis). Resi- 
dence: 3214 Washington Boul. 

BBADEN, Joseph Coll, insurance broker; b. 
Joliet, 111., Jan. 29, 1858; s. Joseph L. and 
Jane (Coll) Braden (father was 14 years 
editor and publisher Joliet Republican, and a 
Lincoln elector); ed. Joliet public schools and 
Univ. of Notre Dame, Ind.; later read law in 
Joliet; m. Agnes I. Stringfield, Dec. 16, 1884, 
Chicago, 111. Since 1877 has been engaged in 
the insurance business; established agency of 
Park & Braden in Joliet, 1879; sold it out, 
1881; since then witli Moore, Janes, Lyman & 
Herrick, fire insurance agents; also since 1889 
agent for Northwestern Mutual Life Insur- 
ance Co. of Milwaukee, Wis. Has resided in 
Hyde Park since 1884 and has ever since been 
active in politics there. Republican. County 
central committeeman from 32d Ward, 1894; 
sec. Cook Co. Campaign Committee, 1894; sec. 
Republican City Campaign Committee, 1895, 
when George B. Swift was elected mayor. 
Elected, 1S95, and ever since serving as mem. 
board of trustees Sanitary District of Chicago, 
and has acted as chairman of engineering 
committee for 7 years. Office: 159 LaSalle St. 
Residence: 3931 Prairie Av. 

BBADFOBD, "William B., lawyer; b. Aber- 
deen, O., Oct. 27, 1851; s. Rev. David G. Brad- 
ford (Presbyterian clergyman) and Margaret 
(Boone) Bradford (lineal descendant of Daniel 
Boone, the Kentucky pioneer); ed. academy 
and college at Monmouth. 111., and Chicago 
High School; studied law at Knoxville, 111., in 
office of A. M. Craig (later justice of Supreme 
Court of Illinois); m. 1st, Apr. 5, 1877, Carrie 
E. (now deceased), daughter of Judge Craig, 
of Galesburg, 111.; children: Dorothy Boone, 
Helen Ewing; m. 2d, Mary E. Keightley, Mar. 
11, 1886. Admitted to bar in Jan., 1874, and in 
Nov., 1874, removed to Chicago, becoming con- 
nected with the law firm of Bennett, Kretzin- 
ger & Veeder until Apr.. 1876, when formed a 
law partnership with George W. Plummer, 
wlilch continued 2 years; since then engaged 
in practice alone, covering all branches of 
civil practice. Republican. Presbyterian. Office: 
149 Madison St. Residence: li'43 Michigan Av. 

BBADIiBT, Herbert Edwin, lawyer; b. 
Brooklin, Out., Can., Dec. 20, 1874; s. Thomas 
and Margaret (Bradshaw) Bradley; ed. public 
schools of Ontario, high school work at Whit- 
by (Ont.), Collegiate Institute and Port Perry 
(Ont.) High School; grad. Chicago Law Scliool, 
LL.B., 1899; post graduate work at Univ. of 
Michigan, 1900, and special student North- 
western Univ., 1901. Taught in Canadian 
schools, 1893-5; afterward associated with law 
office of F. J. Roach, Toronto; came to Chi- 
cago, 1896, and was with the firm of 
Morgan & Wright, manufacturers of rubber 
tires, until 1898; afterward associated with 
Cratty, Jarvis & Latimer, lawyers, until Julv 
1, 1903, when with Nathan William MacChes"- 
ney established present law firm of MacChes- 
ney & Bradley; sec. and dir. A. B. MacChesney 
& Co. Republican. Presbvterian. Mason. Clubs: 
Ashland, Hamilton. Office: 153 LaSalle St. 
Summer residence: South Shore, 111. Resi- 
dence: 742 W. Harrison St. 

BBADIiBT, John Borr, real estate agent; b. 
Boston, Mass., Feb. 9, 1864; s. Richards and 
Sarah A. W. (Merry) Bradlev; grad. Harvard 
College, A.B., 1886: Harvard Law School, 
LL.B., 1890; m. Chicago. 1896, Frances E. 
Kales. Practiced law in Boston, Mass., 1890-3; 
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with the real estate office of Bryan Lathrop 
until 1897, when became connected with firm 
of Aldis, Aldis, Northcote & Co., and later 
mem. of present firm of Aldis & Co. Club: 
University. Office: Monadnock Bldg. Residence: 
Lake Forest, 111. 

BBAD^EY, Joseph Harley, pres. David 
Bradley Manufacturing Co.; b. Racine, Wis., 
Sept. 30, 1844; s. David and Cynthia (Abbott) 
Bradley; removed with parents to Chicago, 
1845; ed. Chicago public schools; m. 1872, 
Martha Peugeot, of Brooklyn, N. Y. (died 
1896); has 4 daughters. Partner in Arm of 
Jones, Ellinwood & Bradley, implements and 
seeds, 1865-8; Bradley & Banks, jobbers of 
farm implements, 1868-72; sec, 1872-82, Purst 
& Bradley Manufacturing Co. (plows and agri- 
cultural implements), in which his father was 
partner; vice-pres. David Bradley Manufac- 
turing Co., 1882-99; pres. same since 1899, suc- 
ceeding his father; company has large works 
at Bradley, Kankakee Co., 111. ; also pres. of 
Bradley, Clark & Co., Minneapolis; pres. David 
Bradley & Co., Council Bluffs, la.; pres. Brad- 
ley, Alderson & Co., Kansas City; dir. North- 
ern Trust Co.; active in affairs of Chicago 
Relief and Aid Soc. (dir. 1883-4); one of or- 
ganizers Chicago Freight Bureau; pres. Citi- 
zen's Assn., 1891. Clubs: University, Chicago, 
Commercial (pres., i904'( Union League, Illi- 
nois (pres., 1883-5). Office: 63 N. Desplaines 
St. Residence: 24 Ritchie Ct. 

BBADIiEY, Kenneth McFherson, dir. Bush 
Temple Conservatory of Music; b. Lexington, 
Ky., Sept. 27, 1873; s. Dr. J. and Anna (Mc- 
Pherson) Bradley; ed. private tutors until 13 
years old, then in Add Ran College, Texas, 
Univ. of Wooster and Univ. of Kentucky, to 
1892; Cincinnati College of Music and Cincin- 
nati Conservatory of Music, 1892-5, and Paris, 
France. Dir. of Music School, Waxahachie, 
Tex., 1896-8; Ft. Worth (Tex.) Acad, of Mu- 
sic, 1898-1902; since Aug., 1902, dir. of the 
Bush Temple Conservatory of Music, Chica- 
go. Republican. B. P. O. E, 722, Ft. Worth, 
Tex. Clubs: Marquette, Illinois Athletic. Of- 
fice: Bush Temple Conservatory. Residence: 
415 LaSalle Av. 

BBADIi£7, X^nther Daniels, cartoonist; b. 
New Haven, Conn., Sept. 29, 1853; s. Francis 
and Sarah Beaman (Ruggles) Bradley; ed. 
Evanston public school, 1865-6; Northwestern 
Preparatory Acad., 1867-70; Northwestern 
Univ., 1870-3; Tale College, 1873-5; m. Evans- 
ton, 111., Oct. 31, 1901, Agnes Floyd Smith; 
children: Francis, John Freeman. Upon leav- 
ing Yale, 1875, entered business in employ of 
Baird & Bradley, real estate, Chicago; went 
to Australia, 1882; cartoonist for Australian 
Tit Bits, 1884; later cartoonist and editor Mel- 
bourne Life; cartoonist Melbourne Punch, 
1888-93; returned to Chicago, 1893; cartoonist 
Chicago Journal, 1894; Inter Ocean, 1894-8; 
Chicago Daily News and head of art dept. 
since 1899. Independent Republican. Episco- 
palian. Office: The Daily News. Residence: 
1616 Hinman Av., Evanston. 

BBADXiBV, Ralph Kohinson, lawyer; b. Chi- 
cago, Mar. 17, 1870; s. John and Sophia (Rob- 
inson) Bradley; ed. public schools and Univ. 
of Michigan, 1892, and Northwestern Univ. 
Law School, LL.B., class of 1893; m. Ft. Madi- 
son, la., Jan. 10, 1900, Maude Louise Morrison. 
Admitted to bar, 1893, and became associated 
in 1894, as a junior partner in the firm of 
Collins, Goodrich, Darrow & Vincent; in 1895 
the present law firm of Goodrich, Vincent & 
Bradley. Also vice-pres. Joyce & Avers; resi- 
dent vice-pres. Nat. Surety Co. Republican. 
Episcopalian. Clubs: Washington Park, Chi- 
cago Yacht, Union League, CJhicago Automo- 
bile. Office: The Rookery. Residence: 5201 
Washington Av. 

BBADIiEV, Thomas E. D., lawyer; b. on 
father's farm near Waynesville, DeWitt Co., 
111., Dec. 13, 1861; s. John Enoch and Sarah 



(Spry) Bradley; grad. Illinois State Normal 
Univ., 1883; Union College of Law, Chicago, 
LL.B., June, 1888; m. Chicago, June 26, 1890, 
Lizzie Russell; children: Eleanor, Paul Rus- 
sell. Admitted to Illinois bar, June 14, 1888, 
and engaged in practice. Was prof, of law. 
Northwestern Univ. Law School, 1891-2; prof, 
law of contracts, evidence and equity juris- 
prudence and pleading, Kent College of Law, 
1892-9; now prof, of the law of contracts and 
evidence in Chicago-Kent College of Law. 
Republican. Club: Menoken. Office: Fort Dear- 
born Bldg. Residence: 799 W. Monroe St. 

BBADSHAW, John Herman, merchant; b. 
Mechanicville, Saratoga Co., N. Y., May 4, 
1836; s. William and Lucy (Boynton) Brad- 
shaw; ed. district school of Mechanicville; m. 
Charlotte, Vt., June 16, 1875, Frances A. Stone 
(died 1902); children: Antoinette (died in in- 
fancy), Grace, Louise, Eugenie Pulton, Agnes 
Boynton. In mercantile life from boyhood; 
established in business In Chicago, 1865, as a 
manufacturer of and wholesale dealer in glu- 
cose and syrups; firm became Bradshaw & 
Walt, 1872, but since retirement of Mr. Walt, 
1897, has continued the business alone. Pres. 
of The Advance Publishing Co. since 1902. 
Republican. Senior Warden St. Paul's R. E. 
Church for past 18 years. Office: 188-94 Cus- 
tom House PI. Residence: 333 Ashland Boul. 

BBABWB^Ii, James B., jurist; b. Lough- 
borough, England, Apr. 16, 1828; s. Thomas 
and Elizabeth (Gutteridge) Bradwell; came 
with parents to U. S., settling in Utica, N. 
Y., when 16 months old; removed to Jackson- 
ville, 111., 1833; and later to Wheeling, Cook 
Co., 111.; reared on farm; ed. in log school 
houses, at Wilson's Acad., Chicago, and at 
Knox (College; worked his way through schools 
and colleges; m. 1852, Myra Colby, afterward 
famous as Myra Bradwell, editor of the Chi- 
cago Legal News (died Feb., 1894); 4 children: 
James and Myra (deceased), Thomas (justice 
of the peace), Bessie (wife of Frank A. Hel- 
mer). Admitted to bar, 1852; elected, 1861, 
and re-elected, 1865, judge of the Cook Co. 
Court; elected to Illinois Legislature, 1873-5. 
Has been pres. Chicago Bar Assn., Illinois 
State Bar Assn. Prominently identified with 
the movement for equal rights to women; in- 
troduced and secured passage of the bill mak- 
ing women eligible to all school offices. Has 
been close student of photography. Invented a 
process for making half-tones and produced 
the first half-tone cut ever made in Chicago. 
Was for 4 years regarded as best shot in Chi- 
cago and was pres. Chicago Rifle Club. Pres. 
and dir. the Soldiers' Home in Chicago; sec. 
and dir. The Chicago Legal News Co. Was 
chairman committee World's Congress Auxil- 
iary on Congress of Photographers. Republi- 
can. Mason (33°). Clubs: Union League (char- 
ter mem. and chairman first board of direc- 
tors). Press (ex-pres.). Office: 112 Clark St. 
Residence: 1428 Michigan Av. 

BBADWBX]Ii, Thomas, justice of the peace; 
b. Chicago, Dec. 26, 1856; s. James B. and 
Myra (Colby) Bradwell; ed. Chicago public 
schools and Union College of Law; m. Chi- 
cago, 1878, Hattie Barton; 1 son: James B., 
Jr. Learned machinist trade and worked at it 
until entered law school. Admitted to bar in 
1886 and practiced 1 year; elected justice of 
the peace, 1887, and has since held the office 
by successive re-elections. Mem. Chicago Bar 
Assn. Democrat. Mason. Club: Chicago Yacht. 
Office: 128 Clark St. Residence: 3209 South 
Park Av. 

BBABT, John Franklin, pres. John P. Brady 
Turbine Co.; b. Grand Rapids, Mich., Apr. 15, 
1862; s. Patrick and Mary A. Brady; ed. pub- 
lic schools of Cleveland, O. ; m. El Dorado, 
Kan., Sept., 1894, Emma Pierce; children: 
John F., Edison P. After leaving school was 
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his father; was with the Brush Klectric Light 
Co., in Cleveland, O. ; afterwards mining in 
Leadville and in Cripple Creek, Colo., and 
thence to Kansas City, where he engaged in 
real estate, etc., for several years, coming to 
Chicago in 1897. Invented the Brady steam 
turbine, sixty-two of which have been con- 
structed, all experimental in order to work out 
the details of this principle; perfected at last 
a steam turbine that uses 50 per cent. less fuel 
than any other form of steam turbine in use; 
the engine is devoid of friction, requires no 
packing, and the bearings are the only parts 
lubricated; the utility and excellence of the 
Brady steam turbine is shown by the fact that 
It Is a great conservator of energy, which will 
result in the displacement of the old time en- 
gines that have been so desirable in the past. 
He Is also inventor of many other inventions 
pertaining to electricity, steam and liquid air, 
and in 1902 organized and established the 
John F. Brady Turbine Co., of which he is 
president. Office: 43-7 Fulton St. Residence: 
Evanston, 111. 

BRAZITABD, Edward Chauncey, treas. and 
trustee of the Mutual Life Insurance Co. of 
Illinois; b. Cleveland, O., Jan. 12, 1856; s. 
Chauncey and Malinda (Parks) Brainard; ed. 
public schools of Cleveland, O.; m. Chicago, 
Nov., 1881, Eleanor Millar; 1 son: Millar. 
Since Its organization, 1902, treas. and trustee 
of the Mutual Life Insurance Co. of Illinois. 
Republican. Pres. of the Republican Club of 
LaGrange, 111. Delegate to Republican State 
Convention of Illinois, held at Springfield, 111., 
In 1904. Office: Merchants' Loan & Trust Bldg. 
Residence: 95 Seventh Av., LaGrange, 111. 

BBAND, Charles Herbert, insurance; b. Mill- 
pdgeville, 111., Nov. 16, 1864; s. Isaac and 
Emma Viola (Seville) Brand; grad. North- 
western Lniv. in class of 1887; m. Chicago, 
Nov. 15, 1892, Franc Warner; 1 son: Warner 
Holmes. After leaving college was employed in 
the banking house of Preston, Kean & Co., and 
later with the Illinois Trust & Savings Bank; 
in 1889 went with the New England Mutual 
Life Insurance Co. as cashier of the Illinois 
agency until 1902, when became associated 
with A. D. Morrison, under firm name of Mor- 
rison & Brand, as general agents for the Cen- 
tral Accident Insurance Co., of Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Also mem. of firm of A. N. Warner & Co., 
Hyde Park, dealers in dry goods. Republican. 
Methodist. Club: Hamilton. Office: Merchants 
Loan & Trust Bldg. Residence: 320 Oakwood 
Boul. 

BBAKD, Horace Ii., pres. Brand Bros. Co., 
distillers, wine growers and wholesalers; b. 
Chicago, Oct. 6, 1868; s. Michael and Philip- 
pine Brand; ed. public schools and University 
School, Chicago, and Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology, graduating with the class of 
1891: m. Chicago. July 27, 1897, Louise M. 
Keller; children: Erna, Alma. Was sec. to his 
father In real estate and loan bxisiness, 1891- 
ls95: furniture manufacturer in Chicago, 1895- 
1897; in fruit farm business in Missouri, 1897- 
1900; since 1900 pres., treas., mgr. and dir. of 
Brand Bros. Co., with vineyards and winery 
at Brandsvllle, Mo. Also vice-pres. and 
dir. of Brand Brewing Co.; pres. and dlr. 
of the Brandsvllle Fruit Farm Co., and dir. 
of the Chicago and Litka Mining & Milling 
Co. Democrat. German Lutheran. Mem. Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology Alumni 
Assn., Germania Miinnerchor. Clubs: Exmoor, 
Tuscarora. Office: 206 Illinois St. Residence: 
32 Cedar St. 

BBAND, Bndolpli, pres. United States Brew- 
ing Co.; b. Odernheim, near Malnz-on-the- 
Rhine, Germany. Apr. 10, isr,l; ed. schools of 
Darmstadt. Germany: m. Cliicago. 1875. Clara, 
daughter of Ernest Uhlich; children: Hedwlg, 
Philip Rudolph, Alfred. I.,earned brewing trade 
in Darmstadt, Germany, whence came direct 
to Chicago In 1868; became connected with 



the brewery of his uncle, Michael Brand, until 
1874; then conducted a brewery of his own at 
Blue Island, 111., 1874.-S; sold out and became 
partner with his uncle, organizing corpora- 
tion of Michael Brand & Co., which, in 1891, 
became part of the U. S. Brewing Co., of 
which is now pres., treas. and dir. Also pres., 
treas. and dir. of U. S. Security Co., and dir. 
of the Independent Filter Co.; mem. of Board 
of Education, 1884-7. Democrat. Was city 
treas. of Chicago, 1881-3. Mem. Germania 
Mannerchor. Mason. Office: First National 
Bank Bldg. Residence: 53 Cedar St. 

BBAND, Virgil Micbael, pres. Brand Brew- 
ing Co.; b. Blue Island, 111., Jan. 16, 1862; s. 
Michael and Philippine Brand; ed. public 
schools of Chicago. From 1878 to 1889 was 
connected with Michael Brand Brewing Co., 
which then became a part of the U. S. Brew- 
ing Co., with which remained until 1S91. Was 
out of business from 1891 to 1899, but in the 
latter j^ear established the Brand Brewing Co., 
of which has since been at the head as pres. 
and mgr. Is also pres. of the Globe Brewing 
Co., vice-pres. Brand Bros. Co., and vice-pres. 
and dir. of the Brandsvllle Fruit Farm Co. 
Office and residence: 1251 Elston Av. 

BBANBT, Qeorge Washington, lawyer; b. 
Hampshire Co., Va., 1848; son of Daniel Reese 
and Eliza (Wilson) Brandt; ed. public and 
private schools and attended Iowa State Univ. 
3 years; m. Chicago, 1870, Helen Augusta 
Leavitt; children: Berkeley, Gahfea. Admitted 
to bar In 1868, and has been In same office 
since building was erected 32 years ago; now 
senior of firm of Brandt & Hoffmann. Author 
of the law book: Brandt on Suretyship and 
Guaranty, 2 volumes. Democrat. Freethinker. 
Club: Iroquois. Office: 125 S. Clark St. Resi- 
dence: 1316 Michigan Av. 

BBAHBN, Prank, physician; b. Fayette Co., 
O., Aug. 5, 1865; s. William and Margaret 
fBriggs) Branen; ed. public and higli schools 
of Fayette Co., O., followed by literary course 
in Ohio Wesleyan Univ.; grad. Hahnemann 
Med. College, Philadelphia, Pa., M.D., 1891; 
m. Charles City, la., Sept. 10, 1894, Lillian 
Sanford. Taught school in Fayette Co., O., 
1SS7-9; after graduation in medicine came to 
Chicago, and has since been engaged in prac- 
tice. Gynecologist to Garfield Sanitarium; prof, 
of gynecology Hering Med. College. Mem. Illi- 
nois State Homoe. Med. Soc, Cook Co. Homce. 
Med. Soc. Republican. Mason; K. P. Office: 
100 State St. Residence: 961 W. Monroe St. 

BBAtTir, David Johann, pres. the David J. 
Braun Manufacturing Co., electric fixtures; b. 
Esslingen, Kingdom of Wiirtemberg, Germany, 
Dec. 30, 1842; s. Johann N. and Rosine (Hamm) 
Braun; attended public school from 6th to 
14th year, and attended several courses of 
evening schools later on; m. Buffalo, N. Y., 
Apr. 2, 1868, Laura U. Haussler; children: 
Rosa Clara (now Mrs. C. E. Browne), Frelda 
Laura (now Mrs. James C. Downs), Sidney D. 
R. Served 4 years' apprenticeship as metal- 
splnner in Germany; came to U. S. Feb., 1867; 
worked at trade in Buffalo, 1867-70; came to 
Chicago, Aug., 1870; worked at trade for Taft, 
Schwamb & Co. until Nov., 1874; mem. firm 
Braun & Geiss, 1874-7; changed to Braun & 
Abbott, 1877-80; bought out Mr. Abbott, 1880, 
and conducted under own name until incor- 
porating the David J. Braun IManufacturing 
Co., 1889. Republican; was one of trustees of 
Rogers Park when it was a village; now treas. 
of North Shore Park District. Mem. Herder 
Lodge No. 609, A. F. & A. M. Office: Washing- 
ton and Union Sts. Residence: 4165 N. Ash- 
land Av. (Rogers Park). 

BBAY, Prank Chapin, editor. Residence: 356 
E. 57th St. Office: 5711 Kimbark Av. See 
WTio's Who In America for sketch.) 

BBEAKSTOKB, Benjamin Henry, physician 
and surgeon; b. Suwolk, Poland, Russia, Mar. 
27, 1877; s. Judah Reuben and Esther (Semla- 



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tisky) Breakstone; ed. primary school and in 
Grammar School No. 2, New York City, to 
1889; grad. Scranton (Pa.) High School, 1893; 
Illinois College of Psychology and Suggestive 
Therapeutics, Aug., 1897; passed examination, 
Illinois State Board of Health, Apr., 1898; 
Rush Med. College, M.D., 1899; attended Cook 
Co. Hosp., 1897-9. Asst. in gynecological clinic 
Central Free Dispensary, Chicago, 1897-9; 
asst. attending neurologist same, 1899-1900; 
attending surgeon same, 1900-1; house physi- 
cian same, 1901-2; adjunct prof, of chemis- 
try, Jenner Med. College, 1899-1900; physician 
to (and honorary mem.) Friends of Poor since 
1898; physician to (and honorary mem.) Mu- 
tual Friends 2nd Regt. Illinois Volunteers 
since 1898; attending surgeon, 1899-1901, sur- 
geon-in-chief since 1901 Red Shield Sanita- 
rium; surgeon-in-chief dept. of .skin, venereal 
and genito-urinary diseases, Meimonides Poly- 
clinic Hosp.; adjunct prof, diseases of wo- 
men, Illinois Med. College, 1900-2; attending 
dermatologist and genito-urinary surgeon, Illi- 
nois Med. College Dispensary, 1899-1901; at- 
tending gynecologist, 1904, and since 1901 as- 
sociate attending surgeon, United Hebrew 
Charities Dispensary; prof, of genito-urinary 
surgery and venereal diseases, Jenner Med. 
College, since 1903; attending surgeon. Olivet 
Mission Dispensary, since 1903; surgeon to 
Cook Co. Hosp., 1904. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc, 
Illinois State Med. Soc, Am. Med. Assn.; 1st 
vice-pres. West Chicago Med. Soc. since 1902; 
honorary alumnus Illinois Med. College. Mem. 
and examiner E. R. K. P., I. W. S. O., O. B. A., 
A. O. S., K. & L. S., I. O. B. C. U.; mem. I. O. 
O. F. Clubs: Self Educational, McKinley 
League, Eldorado. Republican. Office: 100 State 
St. Residence: 472 Ashland Boul. 

BBEASTED, James Henry, asso. prof, of 
Egyptology and Semitic languages, Univ. of 
Chicago, since 1902; director of Haskell Orien- 
tal Museum since 1902; associate editor Am. 
Journal of Semitic Languages, and of the 
Biblical World. Address: 5711 Kimbark Av. 
(See Who's Who in America for sketch.) 

BBSCKON, Charles Iiandon, newspaper pub- 
lisher; b. Jacksonville, 111., Sept. 16, 1858; s. 
William Jordan and Frances (Willis) Breckon; 
ed. Muscatine, la., public schools and in news- 
paper offices; m. Muscatine, la., May 5, 1880, 
Mary B. Cunningham; children: Anna May, 
Mabel Landon, Jessie Mary, Genevieve Mar- 
guerite. Learned printing trade and worked 
at it, and is mem. International Typographical 
Union; owned and published weekly paper in 
Muscatine, la., 1880-2, sold out; printer on 
Chicago newspapers, 1884-8; in Methodist 
ministry, 1888-94; owned and published daily 
and weekly paper at Grand Haven, Mich., 1894- 
1897; traveling salesman Claybourn Burner 
Co., 1897-9; managing editor Muscatine (la.) 
Journal-Republican, 1899-1900; special writer 
on Chicago papers from 1884; editor and pub- 
lisher the Chicago Socialist, 1903. Was Re- 
publican until 1900, since then Socialist; 
nominee for mayor of Muscatine, la., by Re- 
publicans, 1900, but withdrew; candidate for 
Congress, 2d District of Iowa, 1900; candi- 
date for mayor of Chicago on Socialist ticket, 
1903; candidate for mem. Board of Review 
of Cook Co., 1904; Cook Co. sec. Socialist 
party, 1904. M. E. ; probationary mem. of Rock 
River Annual Conference. Office: 163 Randolph 
St. Residence: 1246 Oakdale Av. 

BBEED, Eoswell Allen, prea. Norwich Belt 
Manufacturing Co.; b. Norwich, Conn., Feb. 
2, 1852; s. Edward and Harriet L. (Hebard) 
Breed; ed. public school and Norwich Free 
Acad. Came to Chicago in 1878; was on Board 
of Trade 10 years, 5 years with J. T. Lester 
& Co. and 5 years in business for self until 
1888, when began with Norwich Belt Manufac- 
turing Co. (established 1845) as western mgr., 
and in 1900, when the company was incorpo- 
rated, became its pres. and a dir. Republican. 



Protestant. Was mem. Clilcago Board of Trade 
15 years. Office: 33 N. Canal St. Residence: 
Majestic Hotel. 

BBBGA, Charles W., capitalist; b. Hamil- 
ton, Ont. ; came to Chicago, 1863. Dir. N. Wau- 
kegan Harbor and Dock Co.; vice-pres. St. 
Luke's Hosp. Mem. Chicago Board of Trade; 
associate mem. Chicago Real Estate Board. 
Clubs: Chicago, Calumet, Caxton, Onwentsia. 
Office: 135 Adams St. Residence: 2816 Michi- 
gan Av. 

BBBMNEB, David Francis, dept. mgr. of 
the National Biscuit Co.; b. Ottawa, Can., 
June 30, 1839; s. Robert and Rachel (Brooks) 
Bremner; removed to Chicago, with parents, 
1848; ed. parochial schools and Univ. of St. 
Mary's of the Lake; m. 1865, Katherine, 
daughter of James Michie, of Lyons, 111. In 
1861 was 2d It. of the Highland Guard, a com- 
pany of the State National Guard, under 
the first call for 90 days, which, at the expira- 
tion of that term, enlisted as a body for 3 
years, becoming Co. E, 19th Illinois Volun- 
teers, of which was 1st It. Regt. was one of 
the most active in the Western Army; won a 
captaincy at battle of Murfreesboro; at Mis- 
sionary Ridge, carried the regimental flag 
over the last entrenchment, after three of its 
bearers had been shot down in quick succes- 
sion and his own army overcoat had been rid- 
dled with bullets. After war engaged as crack- 
er manufacturer at Cairo, 111., in 1865; sold 
out and established in same business in Chi- 
cago; business was merged in Am. Biscuit 
and Manufacturing Co., of which was pres. 
Later it became part of the National Biscuit 
Co., and is mgr. of the manufacturing dept. 
and a mem. of the board of dirs. Was 3 years 
mem. of the Chicago Board of Education. Res- 
idence: 5001 Greenwood Av. 

BBBMNBB, Oeorgfe Hampton, civil engi- 
neer; b. Marshalltown, la., Dec. 17, 1861; s. 
William and Catherine C. (Hampton) Brem- 
ner; grad. civil engineer State Univ. of Iowa, 
1883; m. Red Oak, la., Sept. 5, 1888, Louie A. 
Stephenson; children: Charles W., Annabel F., 
George H., Jr. Since graduation engaged in 
engineering work In railway service, beginning 
with the Chicago Great Western Ry., 1883, 
and Chicago & North- Western Ry., 1884; since 
1884, with the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 
Ry. In various positions, now being engineer 
of maintenance of way for the Illinois district 
for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Ry. Co. 
Mem. Am. Soc. Civil Engineers, Western Soc. 
Engineers, Am. Ry. Engineering and Mainte- 
nance of Way Assn., Engineers' Club: Western 
Ry. Club. Office: 209 Adams St. Residence: 334 
N. Catherine Av., La Grange, 111. 

BBBUITBB, Bobert Joseph, manufacturer; 
b. Chicago, Sept. 20, 1864; s. Robert John and 
Annie (Connelly) Bremner; ed. public school, 
Orland, 111., 2 years at St. Ignatius College, fol- 
lowed by 6 months at Bryant & Stratton Busi- 
ness College In 1881; m. Chicago, Oct. 20, 1886, 
Susan Riordan; children: Robert Joseph, Jr., 
Frank M., Susan L., Joseph Edward, Paul A., 
Walter J., Aloyslus. Since leaving school in 
1881 has been continuously engaged In the 
baking business^ beginning with the D. F. 
Bremner Baking Co., and later with the Am. 
Biscuit Co.; then for 6 years with the National 
Biscuit Co., from whom, on Jan. 1, 1904, ac- 
quired the plant formerly known as the Wil- 
liam Schmidt Bakery, now employing 70 hands 
In the manufacture of bread and cakes. R. C. 
Mem. Catholic Order of Foresters. Office: 75-81 
Clybourn Av. Re.sldence 2839 N. Ashland Av. 

BBBITTANO, Theodore, jurist; b. Kalama- 
zoo, Mich.. Mar. 29. 1854; s. Lorenzo and Caro- 
line Brentano; ed. public schools, and in Ger- 
many and Switzerland; grad. Law School of 
Nat. Univ. (LL.M.); m. Chicago. May 17, 1887, 
Minnie Claussenius: children: Johanna von 
Tilly, Carola, Dorothy. Home has been in Chi- 
cago since 1859; admitted to bar by Supreme 



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Court, D. C, 1SS2; atty. in office of corporation 
counsel, 1S87; asst. city atty., Clncago, 188S; 
in private practice, 1889-90; elected, 1890, 
judge Superior Court, Cook Co., to fill unex- 
pired term; re-elected, 1891, 1897, 1903, pres- 
ent term expires 1909. Republican. Mem. Ger- 
mania INIaennerclior. Club: Marquette. Ad- 
dress: 57 Gordon Ter. 

BBETT, Sufus Franklin, manufacturer; b. 
Franklin Co., Me., Nov. 26, 1852; s. Cyrus H. 
and Mary (Hunter) Brett; went to Minnesota 
In early boyhood; ed. public schools of Dover 
and Mankato, Minn.; m. at Dover, Minn., on 
Mar. 18, 1875, Martlia A. Carpenter; children: 
George, Lucy, Nellie. Was engaged in agricul- 
tural, stock raising and mercantile business 
until 1894, and lived 15 years in South Dakota. 
In 1894 became connected with Douglas & Co., 
of Minneapolis, and in 1901 with the Midland 
Linseed Co., of which is mgr. Republican. 
Office: 56-60 W. Division St. Residence: 2725 
N. Winchester Av. 

BB£WSTI:b, Edward tester, banker, bro- 
ker; b. Brockport, N. Y., 1842; s. Frederick W. 
and Jeannette (Downs) Brewster; ed. Brock- 
port Collegiate Institute; m. Mary, daughter 
of Hiram Niles, Buffalo, N. Y.; children; Wal- 
ter S. Brewster, Mrs. J. Condit Smith, Pauline 
Brewster. Left school at 15; became clerk in 
dry goods store, Brockport, 1 year; then In 
Insurance offlce, Buffalo, attending night 
course of commercial college; located In Chi- 
cago, 1860; employe banking house, 1860-8; 
wholesale grocer, 1868-72; banker and broker, 
1872, Wrenn & Brewster; since 1876 head of 
firm of Edward L. Brewster & Co. Dlr. Chicago 
Edison Co., Commonwealth Electric Co., W. 
Chicago St. R. R. Co., Mem. Chicago Board of 
Trade since 1873, New York Stock Exchange 
Bince 1881, Chicago Stock Exchange. Clubs: 
Chicago, Washington Park, Metropolitan, 
Union League (New York). Offlce: 137 Adams 
St. Residence: Auditorium Annex. 

BBEWSTEB, Walter Stanton, banker and 
broker; b. Evanston, 111., Sept. 4, 1872; s. Ed- 
ward Lester and Mary (Niles) Brewster; ed. 
St. Paul's School, Concord, N. H., until June, 
1891, Yale Univ. (A.B.), 1895; m. Chicago, Jan. 
24, 1903, Kate Lancaster. In 1896 entered the 
service of Edward L. Brewster & Co., bank- 
ers and brokers, and in Jan., 1899, was admit- 
ted to the firm, and July 1, 1904, Edward L. 
Brewster & Co. were succeeded by the firm 
of Russell, Brewster & Co. Mem. and governor 
Chicago Stock Exchange and mem. New York 
Stock Exchange. Clubs: Chicago, Onwentsla, 
Saddle and Cycle, Mid-Day; also University 
and Yale of New York. Offlce: 137 Adams St. 
Residence: 53 Twentieth St. 

BBXDOE, Qeorge Smith, commission mer- 
chant, grain and hay; b. on farm, Jefferson Co., 
Wis., June 28, 1860; s. Robert and Isabella 
(Kelley) Bridge; ed. public schools and State 
Normal School, Whitewater, Wis.; m. Chicago, 
Jan. 19, 1887, Betsy A. Randall; children: Isa- 
bella, George Randall. Engaged in milling busi- 
ness at Whitewater, Wis., 1881-4; special 
partner in firm of T. D. Randall & Co., com- 
mission merchants, Chicago, 1885-95; gen. 
partner same firm, owning half interest in 
business, 1895-1902; withdrew from T. D. Ran- 
dall & Co., 1902, establishing in own name as 
commission merchant in grain and hay, and in 
1903 admitted John R. Leonard as partner, 
firm becoming Bridge & Leonard. Mem. and 
dlr. Chicago Board of Trade. Republican. Con- 
gregationalist. :\Iason: Home Lodge 508, A. F. 
& A. M., Chicago Chapter, Chevalier Bayard 
Commandery, K. T. Clubs: Hamilton, Colonial, 
Saddle and Sirloin. Offlce: Board of Trade. 
Residence: Evanston, 111. 

BBIsaz:, Norman, M.D. ; b. Windsor, Vt., 
Dec. 30, 1844; ed. public schools of Illinois 
and High School. Sycamore. 111.; grad. Chicago 
Med. (College (now med. dopt. Northwestern 
Univ.), 1868; (also M.D., Rush Med. College, 



1878; A,M., Lake Forest Univ., 1889); s. 
James Madison and Nancy Ann (Bagley) 
Bridge; m. 1S74, Mae Manford. Teaclier in 
various chairs since 1873, now emeritus prof, 
medicine Rush Med. College (med. dept. Univ. 
of Chicago); mem., 1881-4, and twice pres. 
Chicago Board of Education; Republican mem. 
board election commissioners, Chicago, 1886- 
1890. Mem. Assn. Am. Physicians, Chicago 
Acad, of Sciences, Am. Acad, of Medicine; 
corresponding mem. Acad. Sciences, Arts and 
Letters of Wis. Dir. Mexican Petroleum Co., 
Page Woven Wire Fence Co., Union Savings 
Bank (Pasadena). Author: The Penalties of 
Taste, and Other Essays, 1898; The Rewards 
of Taste and Other Essays, 1902; Book of Lec- 
tures on Tuberculosis, 1903; also 40 papers on 
medicine and cognate subjects in med. jour- 
nals and books. Clubs: Union League, Hamil- 
ton (Chicago); California Club (Los Angeles, 
Calif.). Offlce: 34 Washington St., Chica- 
go; 217 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, Calif. Resi- 
dence: Pasadena, Calif., most of the year. 

BBIQGS, Savld C, mgr. and 2d vice-pres. 
United Shirt and Collar Co.; b. Easton, N. Y., 
Nov. 20, 1849; s. David C. and Cordelia (Beck- 
er) Briggs; ed. public schools New York State; 
m. Auburn, N. Y., 1888, Miss Franc Cottrell. 
Manufacturer of shirts, collars and cuffs since 
1881; came to Chicago as mgr. of the Chicago 
branch of the United Shirt and Collar Co.. of 
Troy, N. Y., 1893, of which is now 2d vlce- 
pres. Independent in politics. Master Mason. 
Clubs: Chicago, Union, Onwentsia. Offlce: 22 r)- 
228 Adams St. Residence: 10 Astor St. 

BBXOHAM, Bdmund Douglass, general 
freight agent; b. Dunkirk, N. Y., Dec. 28, 
1856; s. George F. and Aurilla D. Brigham; 
ed. public schools, Chicago; m. Ishpeming, 
Mich., 1879, Edith Northmore. Began railway 
service, Aug. 19, 1873, as telegraph operator 
C. & N.-W. Ry., Ishpeming, Mich.; telegraph 
operator Samuel J. Tilden's iron mine and 
furnace offlces, Harvey and Ishpeming, Wis.. 
Sept. 17, to Dec. 19, 1873; night telegraph 
operator C, M. & St. P. Rv., Western Junc- 
tion, Wis., Dec. 19, 1873, to May 29, 1874, and 
at Racine, Wis., for same road to Nov. 2, 1874; 
cashier C. & N.-W. Ry., Ishpeming, Nov. 2, 
1874, to Mar. 21, 1879; entire service since 
then with same road; agent at Peshtigo, Wis., 
1879-80; Ishpeming, Mich.. 1880-82; traveling 
freight agent. Fond du Lac, Wis., 1882-5; 
chief clerk general freight dept., Chicago, 
1885-8; division freight agent Wisconsin, Ga- 
lena & Madison and Madison & Peninsular di- 
visions, 1888, until Jan. 1, 1893; asst. general 
freight agent, 1893-1900; since Feb. 1, 1900, 
general freight agent, C. & N.-W. Ry. Clubs: 
Union League, Mid-Day, Chicago Athletic, 
Hamilton, Skokie Country, Church. Offlce; 22 
5th Av. Residence: Glencoe, 111. 

BBIOHT, Matthew U., pres. International 
Gas and Fuel Co.; b. Fayetteville, Tenn. ; s. 
John M. and Zurllda (Buckner) Bright: ed. 
private schools in Tennessee, Franklin (pub- 
lic) School, Washington. D. C. Fayette Mili- 
tary Acad., Tennessee, E. Texas Univ., grad- 
uating, 1880; studied civil engineering and 
law under private tutors. After leaving col- 
lege practiced civil engineering, principally 
mining and land surveying; was ciiief engi- 
neer of Rugby (English) Colony, Rugby, 
Tenn.; chief engineer, successively, of Helen- 
wood Coal Co., Tenn., Roan Mountain Steel 
and Iron Co., N. C, and Virginia, Ten- 
nessee & Carolina Steel and Iron Co.; then 
financial agent in London, Eng.. of Nashville 
& Telllco R. R. Co. (Tenn.), Tellico Manufac- 
turing Co., etc.; dir. and asst. gen. mgr. Ger- 
man-Am. Oil Co., of Texas (U. S. A.) and Ber- 
lin (Germany); gen. mgr. N. Galveston Land 
Co., Texas. I>ocated permanently in Chicago, 
1902. now being pres. International Gas and 
Fuel Co.. making a specialty of equlppiner 
manufacturing and other plants with fuel oil 



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burners complete. Also partner in firm of 
Bright, Williams, Perron & Co.; asst. sec. and 
dlr. U. S. Engineering and Contracting Co.; 
dlr. Mexican Salt Corporation; dir. and treas. 
Southern Development and Realty Co. Was 
commissioner for State of Tennessee to Uni- 
versal Exposition at Paris, 1889. Presbyterian. 
Office: Railway Exchange Bldg. Residence: 
3535 Ellis Av. 

BBHiIi, Georgfe Mackensie, civil and mechan- 
ical engineer; b. Poughquag, Dutchess Co., N. 
Y., Mar. 24, 1866; s. Thomas and Mary (Hard) 
Brill; attended public schools; preparatory ed- 
ucation Wilbraham (Mass.) Acad.; grad. elec- 
trical and mechanical engineering, Cornell 
Univ., 1891; m. 1892, Achsah A. Quick, of New 
York; children: Elliot, Meredith, Roland. After 
graduation, became technical expert for Sol- 
vay Process Co., Syracuse, N. Y., 1891-5; chief 
engineer for same company, Detroit, Mich.; en- 
gaged in constructing new plant for same 
company, 1895-7; supervising engineer and late 
general engineer Swift & Co., packers, Chica- 
go, 1897-1900; constructing for them during 
Spanish-Am. War and subsequent Am. occu- 
pation, eight refrigerator plants in Cuba and 
the West Indies; also two electric power sta- 
tions, one in Chicago and one at St. Joseph, 
Mo.; since 1900 in general practice as consult- 
ing engineer and special expert In chemical 
engineering, electric railways and mechanical 
plants. Mem. Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engi- 
neers, Am. Soc. of C. E., Western Soc. of En- 
gineers, Soc. for Promotion of Engineering 
Education and the Franklin Institute of Phila- 
delphia. Office: 204 Dearborn St. Residence: 
6613 Harvard Av. 

BBINCEEBHOFF, Henry Morton, electrical 
engineer; b. Fishklll-on-Hudson, N. Y., Apr. 
20 1868; s. Peter Remsen and Helen (Morton) 
Brlnckerhoff; grad. Stevens Institute of Tech- 
nology, 1890; m. Chicago, Jan. 20, 1903, Flor- 
ence L. Fay. Began electrical work in employ 
Thomson-Houston Co. on construction work 
W. End St. Ry. Co., Boston; asst. engineer in 
power house Utlca Belt Line St. Ry., 1891-2; 
foreman In charge car equipment. Gen. Elec- 
tric Co., In Boston and on Coney Island and 
Brooklyn Ry. ; asst. electrical engineer In- 
tramural Ry.. World's Columbian Exposition. 
Chicago, 1893, first 3d-rail elevated road of 
U. S.; became, Aug. 1, 1894, electrical engineer 
Metropolitan W. Side Elevated Ry., Chicago, 
for which he equipped first elevated road for 
city transportation with electricity; later asst. 
gen. mgr. and now gen. mgr. same company. 
Mem. Am. Soc. Electrical Engineers, Western 
Soc. Engineers. Club: Illinois. Office: 169 E. 
Jackson Boul. Residence: 349 Ashland Boul. 

BBINK, Arthur Perry, express; b. Stock- 
bridge, Vt.. Nov. 11, 1855; s. Washington Per- 
ry and Fidelia S. (Holland) Brink; ed. public 
and high schools of Chicago, graduating 1874, 
followed by course in Bryant & Stratton Busi- 
ness College; m. Chicago. Jan. 6, 1876, Nina 
M. Meader; children: Percival Arthur, Cora 
Fidelia, Olive. In 1873 entered the express 
business founded by his father in 1859, and 
Incorporated in 1879; now gen. mgr. and treas. 
Brink's Chicago City Express Co. Pres. Ra- 
venswood Historical Soc. Mason (32°); St. 
Bernard Commandery, K. T. : Medinali Temple, 
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; mem. Royal 
League and Royal Arcanum. Republican. Club: 
Ravenswood. Office: 134 W. Monroe St. Resi- 
dence: 1582 Sheridan Rd. 

BBINTNALI., William Henry, banker; b. 
Attica, Wyoming Co.. N. Y.. Nov. 17. 1847; s. 
Solva and Janet (Hurd) Brintnall; ed. New 
York State and Chicago public and high 
schools; m. Warsaw. N. Y., Aug. 8, 1876, Ger- 
trude Shattuck; children: Charles S., Henry 
S., Leslie C. Gertrude. Came to Chicago from 
Suspension Bridge, N. Y., May, 1863; in 1866 
became clerk in his father's hardware store. 
firm of Brintnall, Terry <fe Belden, later Brint- 



nall, Lamb & Co., until latter firm -n^ent out 
of business, 1883; with father started the 
Drovers Nat. Bank, of wliich was cashier until 
Jan., 1900, and pres., 1900-2. In Dec, 1902, the 
Drovers' Deposit Nat. Bank was organized and 
succeeded to the business of the Drovers' 
Nat.; since then pres. Drovers Deposit Nat. 
Bank; also pres. Drovers Trust and Savings 
Bank since its orp-anization, Feb., 1902, and 
pres. Drovers Safe Deposit Co. Republican. 
Mem. Evangelical Church. Clubs: Union 
League, Hamilton, Bankers, Kenwood. Office. 
4201 S. Halsted St. Residence: 4621 Ellis Av. 

BBZSTOIi, Edward Samuel, agricultural Im- 
plements; b. London, Eng., 1842; s. Joseph and 
Mary A. (Gunn) Bristol; came to U. S., with 
parents, 1848, locating in the East, but in 1854 
removed to a farm In Livingston Co., 111.; 
attended district school winters until 1861, 
when enlisted as private in Co. D, 52d Illinois 
Infy. Volunteers; served in Army of the West, 
under Gens. Grant and Sherman, first in the 
16th and later in 15th Army Corps; re-enlisted 
when first term expired and served through 
the war until mustered out in July, 1865, tak- 
ing part in battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh, 
Corinth, the Atlanta Campaign and the March 
to the Sea; m. 1865, Elsie S., daughter of 
Thomas Brooker, of Livingston Co., 111. After 
war resumed farming in Livingston Co. until 
1868, when came to Chicago and entered in 
and was employed by agricultural implement 
dealers until 1877, when, with F. M. Gale, 
established the firm of E. S. Bristol & Co., 
agricultural Implements; firm changed in 1882 
to E. S. Bristol & Gale, and later was incor- 
porated under present style of Bristol & Gale 
Co., of which is pres. Office: 112 W. Washing- 
ton St. Residence: 1690 W. Monroe St. 

BBITTAIM', Jooepli Kin?, real estate; b. 
Greenville, Mercer Co., Pa., Dec. 27, 1867; s. 
Jeremiah R. and Nancv Davidson (King) Brit- 
taln; ed. Greenville (Pa.) High School, Thlel 
College. Greenville, Pa.; m. Chicago, June 15, 
1896, Harriet D. Borland; one son: Ashlelgh 
Woodruff. Started in a LaSalle St. real estate 
office in 1888 as rent collector on small salary, 
and after a few months was put in sales dept.; 
in 1891 opened office under name of J. K. Brit- 
taln & Co.; in 1901 consolidated with Wm. H. 
Brown & Co., as Wm. H. Brown & Co., dealing 
largely in North Dakota lands, and in Nov., 
1903, the firm name was changed to Wm. H. 
Brown Co. & Brittaln, dealing extensively in 
Chicago real estate and first mortgages and 
carrying on a large business in North Dakota 
lands. Vice-pres. North Dakota corporation, 
known as Wm. H. Brown & Co. Mem. Chicago 
Real Estate Board. Sec. St. Ry. Committee. 
Republican. Elder in Normal Park Presbyte- 
rian Church. Office: Tacoma Bldg. Residence: 
6749 Wentworth Av. 

BBOBEBG, Gustaf, newspaper publisher; b. 
Nykoping, Sweden. Oct. 20. 1858; s. Anders 
Gustaf and Elizabeth Mathilda (Gylling) Bro- 
berg; ed. public school, Nykoping, Sweden, 
1864-70; m. Chicago, Mar. 1, 1884. Bertha 
Helena Gloor; 1 daughter: Elizabeth. After 
leaving school went to sea as cabin-boy and 
sailor, off and on, until 1874; came to U. S., 
1877, and served at Life Saving Station No. 
5, Buffalo, N. Y., until 1880; came to Chicago, 
and was employed by A. Mortensen & Co., 
steamship agents, 1880-3; since 1883 has been 
in steamship agency business for himself, and 
was western passenger agent, 1894-9. of the 
Dominion Line Steamship Co. Now also pres. 
of the Gus. Broberg Publishing Co. (incor- 
porated, 1905), publishers of the Svenska 
Nyheter newspaper. Republican. Lutheran. 
Mason: King Oscar Lodge, Lincoln Park Chap- 
ter, St. Bernard Commandery. Mvstic Shrine. 
Mem. Independent Order of Svithind. Offlee: 69 
E. Kinzle St, Re.sirlence: 1152 Sheridan Rd. 

BBOCKIiBBANB:, John Charles Fremont, 
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York; b. St. Catherines, Can., June 1, 1854; s. 
John W. and Catherine (Waugh) Brocklebank; 
ed. St. Stephen's College, Annandale, N. Y., and 
law dept. of New York Univ.; m. Chicago, July 
8, 189U, Anna Woodward Durell; 1 daugliter: 
Caroline Rae. Admitted to New York bar, 1876; 
was connected with the Mutual Life Insur- 
ance Co. of New York, in New York City, un- 
til 1885, wlien came to Chicago as representa- 
tive of the Manufacturers' Paper Co. of New 
York, of which is now 2d vice-pres. and West- 
ern mgr. Republican. Episcopalian. Was mem. 
of 71st Regt., N. Y. N. G. Mem. S. A. R., Soc. 
of Foreign Wars, Colonial Soc. Clubs: Chicago 
Athletic, Glen View, Edgewater Golf (pres.). 
Office: The Rookery. Residence: 3009 Kenmore 
Avenue. 

BBODE, WlUard Demetrius, physician and 
surgeon; b. on farm at Prosper, Fillmore Co., 
Minn., Sept. 21, 1870; s. Peter and Lucy (El- 
liot) Erode; early education in country 
schools; attended Decorah Institute, Decorah, 
la., 1889-90, Valparaiso Normal School, Val- 
paraiso, Ind., 1891-2, pursuing scientific and 
preparatory med. courses; attended Rush Med. 
College, Chicago, 1893-6, graduating M.D., 
1896; m. Valparaiso, Ind., Aug. 30, 1900, Clara 
Bell Heogle; one daughter: Geraldine Burnetta 
(b. Feb. 13, 1903). Began practice of medicine, 
1896, at Union Mills, Ind.; removed from 
there, June 15, 1899, to Chicago, where has 
since practiced medicine and surgery. Attend- 
ing physician to Queen Victoria Memorial 
Hosp., and attending physician and surgeon 
to Western Sanitarium; prof, of physical di- 
agnosis and the principles and practice of 
medicine at Queen Victoria College for 
Nurses. Mem. Advisory Board of Cook Co. 
Hosp. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc, Illinois State 
Med. Soc. Dir. Tilden and Red Cloud Mining 
Co. Republican. Baptist. Mem. I. O. O. F., K. P. 
Office: 571 W. Madison St. and Cliicago Sav- 
ings Bank Bldg. Residence: 207 S. Leavitt St. 

BBODHEAD, Iiucas, farmer, pres. Ashland 
Blk. Assn.; b. Frankfort, Ky., Apr. 12, 1844; 
s. Lucas and Mary Cordelia (Price) Brodhead; 
ed. private school of B. B. Sayre, a cele- 
brated educator of Frankfort, Ky. ; m. Rich- 
mond, Ky., June 29, 1880, Sallie W., daughter 
of Rev. Robert L. Breck, D.D. On Jan. 1, 1866, 
had flour and feed store at 144 Franklin St., 
Chicago; from Sept. 1, 1866, to Nov. 1, 1869, 
managing partner in Montgomery Mills and 
later in the Black Hawk Mills at Aurora, 111.; 
from Nov., 1869, to May, 1903, agent for the 
Woodburn Farm at Spring Station, Ky. ; part- 
ner in mill and milling firm of Hord, Brod- 
head & Co., Aurora, 111., 1872-97; in 1884 built 
the Lexington (Ky.) Roller Mills, and organ- 
ized the Lexington Roller Mills Co., of which 
Is vice-pres.; in 1900 organized the J. E. M. 
Milling Co., at Frankfort, Ky., of which Is 
vice-pres.; in 1892, together with late R. A. 
Waller, leased the ground and built the Ash- 
land Blk. at Chicago, and, on death of Mr. 
Waller, became pres. of the Ashland Blk. 
Assn. Is executor of the estate of A. J. Alex- 
ander, and trustee under will of R. S. C. A. 
Alexander. Mem. New York Genealogical and 
Biographical Soc, the Virginia Historical Soc, 
Soc. Sons of the Revolution of Kentucky. Gold 
Standard Democrat. Presbyterian. Office: Ash- 
land Blk. Residence: Versailles, Ky. 

BBOSIE, Andrew M., clergyman; b. Aurora, 
Can., 1858; s. Alexander and Martha (Heapy) 
Brodie; grad. Guelph Collegiate Institute, 
Canada, 1881, Chicago Theological Seminary, 
1888; S.T.D., Olivet College, 1898; D.D., Berea 
College, 1901; m. Chicago, 1888, Charlotte 
Moore Colby; children: Bessie, Grace, Donald, 
Charlotte, Clarence. Pastor Columbia Congre- 
gational Church, Cincinnati, O., 1888-91; First 
Congregational Church, Manistee, Mich., 1891- 
1900; Hinsdale (111.) Congregational Church, 
1900-3; supt. Illinois Home Missionary Soc. 
since Oct., 1903. Dir. Olivet College, Michigan, 



and Chicago Theological Seminary. Republi- 
can. Office: 153 LaSalle St. Residence: 4318 
Lake Av. 

BBOEI.I., Albert Charles, physician; b. Du- 
buque, la., Mar. 4, 1864; s. John and Rosa 
(binniger) Broell; grad. grammar and high 
schools, Dubuque, la., Cliicago Med. College, 
M.D., 1886; m. Chicago, Oct. 1, 1896, Agnes 
Happel; children: Frederick Gaudenz, Rose 
Helen, Albert Frank. Engaged in practice of 
medicine in Chicago since graduation in 1886; 
asst. attending physician St. Joseph's Hosp., 
1890; attending physician, same, 1895; several 
years attending physician of the Home for 
the Aged; attending obstetrician LaSalle Av. 
Hosp. Mem. German Med. Soc, Illinois State 
Med. Soc, Am. Med. Assn., Chicago Med. Soc. 
Catholic. OHk-e and residence: 131 Fremont St. 

BBOSIBEBa, Isidore, merchant; b. Frank- 
fort-on-Main, Germany, Feb. 15, 1876; s Mo- 
rltz and Rose (Gordon) Bromberg; ed. public 
schools, Frankfort-on-Maln, until 1888. Came 
to Chicago, 1889, and entered the business 
established by lils father as a fur-skin dresser 
and dyer. In which business lie later became 
a partner; firm has built up a very large busi- 
ness in that line. Democrat. Office: 566-8 N. 
Halsted St. Residence: 256 Racine Av. 

BBOMBBBQ, Morltz, merchant; b. Breslau, 
Silesia, Germany, Nov. 23, 1847; s. Jacob and 
Eva Salzberg Bromberg; ed. public school In 
Germany; m. Breslau, Germany, 1873, Rose 
Gordon; children: Louis, George, Helen, Han- 
nah, Isidore. Came to U. S., 1886; resided In 
New York 1 year and became resident of Chi- 
cago, 1887, establishing the business which 
he now (with his son, Isidore) conducts as 
M. Bromberg & Son, fur-skin dressers and 
dyers. Has been in the business from boyhood, 
in Germany and the U. S.; and is known as an 
expert in the line. Democrat. Mem. National 
Union. Office: 566-8 N. Halsted St. Residence: 
256 Racine Av. 

BBONSON, Edward Pitkin; born at Water- 
bury, Conn., Apr. 27, 1847; s. Pitkin and Sarah 
Scovllle (Merriam) Bronson; ed. public 
schools at Waterbury, New Haven Co., Conn.; 
m. Detroit, Mich., Mar. 22, 1876, Ida E. Robin- 
eon; children: John Stanard, Ethel Robinson, 
Mildred Merriam. Was sec. and treas. of the 
Waterbury Button Co., Waterbury, Conn., 
1866-70; with Stanard, Bronson & Co., flour 
merchants, New Orleans, La., 1870-3; vice- 
pres. E. O. Stanard Milling Co., St. Louis, Mo., 
1873-87; of firm of Ripley & Bronson, St. 
Louis, 1887-93; vice-pres. and gen. mgr. Cum- 
berland Mills, Nashville, Tenn., 1893-1903; 
vice-pres., sec. and dir. Star and Crescent 
Milling Co., Chicago, Jan. 1, 1904, to May, 
1905; since then with H. C. Cole Milling Co., 
Chester, 111. Republican. Congregationalist. 
Mem. S. A. R. Address: Chester, 111. 

BBOOKE, Freeborn D., clergyman; b. Ore- 
gon, Ogle Co., 111., Dec. 27, 1858; s. William 
and Paulina Roena (Healy) Brooke; ed. public 
school of Eagle Point, 111.: m. RIdott, 111., 
June 28, 1882, Lizzie B. Bardell; children: 
Clarke Harding, William Sullivan, Lena Har- 
riet, Mae Evangel. United with the Illinois 
Annual Conference of the Free Methodist 
Church and traveled in the itinerancy for 10 
years; elected to the District (Presiding) El- 
dership, 1891, and served the church in that 
capacity for 11 years; elected for twelfth 
term, 1901, but resigned and was appointed 
pastor of Englewood Free Methodist Church, 
to which he has been reappointed each suc- 
ceeding year. Sec Old People's Rest Home; 
treas. Chicago Industrial Home for Children; 
Bee board of dirs. Evansvllle Seminary; pres. 
Free Methodist Ministers Mutual Aid Soc. 
Prohibitionist. Address: 5253 Dearborn St. 

BBOOKE, Thomas Preston, conductor, com- 
poser; b. Leavenworth, Kan., June 7, 1856; s. 
Thomas Preston and Ann (Ketner) Brooke: 
ed. public schools of Dubuque, la.; musical 



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education, Boston. Has composed the music of 
two comic operas, numerous concert pieces, 
and over 100 two-steps and military marches; 
m. La Crosse, Wis., Oct. 1, ISSO, Miss Minnie 

C. Fox; children: Ada Lou, Thomas Preston. 
Conductor Chicago Marine Band since 1893. 
Vlce-pres. and gen. mgr. of Brooke's Casino 
and Exposition Co. Clubs: B. P. O. E. No. 4, 
K. P., Columbian Knights, Illinois Athletic. 
Office: 260 Wabash Av. Residence: 460 Sixtieth 
St. 

BSOOKS, Everett Wellington, lumber mer- 
chant; b. Cambridge, Mass., Dec, 1840. Estab- 
lished lumber firm of E. W. Brooks & Co., 
later the Brooks & Ross Lumber Co., of which 
he is pres., with mills at Schofield, Wis., and 
main office in Chicago; also became vice-pres. 
of the Prairie River Lumber Co., Parish, Wis., 
and the Wisconsin Valley Lumber Co., Harri- 
son, Wis.; vice-pres. Union Wire Mattress Co. 
Office: 171 LaSalle St. 

BSOOKS, James Carter, lumber; b. Salerr), 
Mass., Aug. 25, 1837; s. William H. and Sarah 
(Carter) Brooks; ed. public schools of Cam- 
bridge, Mass., and private schools in Boston; 
m. 1867, Rose, daughter of Samuel T. Hamble- 
ton, of Cincinnati, O.; children: Alice H., Edith 
G., James H. Came to Chicago, 1856, and 
worked at measuring lumber and in other 
capacities for Artemas Carter, 1856-9; em- 
ployed with C. Mears & Co., 1859-60, and then, 
Mr. C. Mears retiring, became a partner in 
Mears, Bates & Co., until 1879, when he retired 
and spent a year in Europe. He became, in 
1866, a stockholder in the Oconto Co., and soon 
after became interested in the Bay Noquet 
Lumber Co.; later he became a dir. in these 
companies, and in 1880, George Farnsworth 
retiring, he succeeded as pres. of both com- 
panies. Republican. Unitarian; mem. Unity 
Church. Club: Union. Office: Masonic Temple. 
Residence: 87 Cass St. 

BBOOKS, Jonathan WlllianiB, Jr., merchant; 
b. Norwich, Conn., Sept. 6, 1847; s. Jonathan 
Williams and Delia A. (Cary) Brooks; ed. 
Farmers' College, College Hill, O.; m. Chicago, 
Aug. 12, 1876, Mary L. Raymond; children: 
Paul R., Raymond, Gary, Ruth, Caryce, Hugh, 
Esther, Cyril. Began business life May 8, 1864, 
in the china and glassware business and on 
Feb. 1, 1872, became a mem. of the firm of 
Pitkin & Brooks, later incorporated; was pres. 
of company, 1891-1901; now vice-pres. Repub- 
lican. Presbyterian; mem. Kenwood Evangeli- 
cal Church. Clubs: Union League, Athletic, 
Kenwood, Tolleston, Kenwood Country, Home- 
wood. Office: Corner Lake & State Sts. Resi- 
dence: 4912 Woodlawn Av. 

BBOOMEIiIi, Chester Cbapin, real estate 
and loans; b. Chicago, Feb. 19, 1862; s. George 

D. and Ellen (Chapin) Broomell; ed. Chicago 
public schools, graduating from Hayes School, 
1875; Central High School, 1879; m. Chicago, 
July 2, 1888, Lena F. Johnson; children: Ellyn 
C, Francis J., Mary. Was mem. of night force 
of Chicago Public Library, 1877-80; with A. 
W. Wheeler, wholesale hardware, 1879-82; 
with Lapp & Flershem, wholesale jewelers, 
1882-4. In 1884 became associated with Je- 
rome J. Danforth in the preparation of a set 
of abstract indexes, and early in the year 
1885, with him, organized and incorporated 
the Cook Co. Abstract Co., of which was treas. 
until 1890, and upon its enlargement and re- 
organization as Chicago Title and Trust Co., 
became mgr. of the Guarantee Dept., and was 
a prominent factor in introducing and popu- 
larizing the system of guaranteeing titles now 
in general use in Cook Co.; became sec. of the 
company about the year 1900, and so remained 
until consolidation of the three leading ab- 
stract companies of Chicago; then became one 
of the organizers and incorporators of First- 
Mortgage Bond and Trust Co., of which was 
sec and dlr. until it was absorbed by the 
Royal Trust Co., after which (Oct. 1, 1904) 



associated witli brother, Francis E. Broomell, 
in real estate and loan business, under style 
of Broomell Bros., succeeding to the business 
of C. J. Hambleton & Co. (established 1856). 
Republican. Clubs: Chicago Whist, Hamilton. 
Office: 226 Reaper Blk. Residence: 337 N. Cen- 
tral Av. (Avistin). 

BBOOMBIiIi, George Dare, retired; b. Ches- 
ter Co., Pa., July 27, 1832; s. John and Letltia 
(Parry) Broomell; worked on farm and at- 
tended school until 18 years old; then taught 
and attended school for 3 years; attended 2 
terms at Whltesboro, N. Y. ; was principal of 
a Friends' Select School in Chester, Co., Pa., 2 
terms, and had cliarge of a boarding school 
in New Jersey; m. Chicago, 1861, Ellen B. 
Chapin; children: Chester C, George D., Fran- 
cis E. Was engaged in business in Philadel- 
phia, 1854-6; made several trips to Chicago 
and came to the city permanently, in 1856; 
principal of Dearborn School, 1857-63; in busi- 
ness 1863-5; resumed position as principal of 
Dearborn School, 1865-6; principal of Haven 
School, 1866-9; first incumbent of office of 
Asst. Supt. of Schools of Chicago, 1869-70; du- 
ties proved too onerous for his state of health, 
and at his own request was relieved and ap- 
pointed teacher of mathematics in Chicago 
High School, which place held until 1882. 
when resigned to become mem. of firm of 
Wanzer & Co., commission merchants on Chi- 
cago Board of Trade, which continued until 
1893; since then retired. Widely known as ad- 
vocate of phonetic reform in English spelling. 
Unitarian. Office: 95 Clark St. Residence: 496 
W. Monroe St. 

BBOFHV, Truman William, dentist; b. Cook 
Co., 111., Apr. 12, 1848; ed. public schools, 
Kane Co., 111., and Elgin (111.) Acad.; grad. 
Pennsylvania College Dental Surgery, D.D.S.; 
grad. Rush Med. College, M.D. (honorary 
LL.D., Lake Forest Univ.); m. 1873, Emma 
Jean (died, 1899). Clubs: Union League, Illi- 
nois, Chicago Athletic, Glen View. Office: 31 
Washington St. Residence: 176 Ashland Boul. 
Summer Home: Fox Lake, 111. 

BBOUSSBAU, Zenophile P., grain commis- 
sion; b. LaPrairie, P. Q., Can., Oct., 1840; s. 
Louis and Marguerite Brousseau; ed. schools 
of his native place. At 15 moved to Malone, N. 
y., and was employed in a store; came to (Chi- 
cago, 1860, and the following year became a 
mem. of the Board of Trade; after the flre of 
1871 resumed business and established present 
Board of Trade commission firm of Brousseau 
& Co. Democrat. Former mem. Public Library 
Board; pres. Franco-Am. Publishing Co., pub- 
lishers of Courrier de I'Ouest, leading western 
journal in the French language. Clubs: Chi- 
cago, Columbus. Office: Board of Trade. Resi- 
dence: 1950 Barry Av. 

BBOWBB, Daniel Roberts, M.D.; b. Phila- 
delphia, 1839; grad. Polytechnic College, Phil- 
adelphia (M.S.), 1860; M.D., Univ. of George- 
town, 1864; (A.M., Wabash College; LL.D., 
Georgetown, Kenyon College and St. Ignatius 
College, 111.); asst. surgeon U. S. V., 1864; now 
prof, nervous and mental diseases Rush Med. 
College; also prof, nervous diseases Post- 
Graduate School, Chicago; author of numerous 
monographs and a text book on insanity. Club: 
Illinois. Office: 34 Washington St. Residence: 
597 Jackson Boul. 

BBOWK, Archibald It., manufacturer; b. 
Chicago, Oct. 17, 1867; s. Edwin Lee and Mary 
Lapham (Babcock) Brown; ed. private tutors; 
m., 1st., Washington, D. C, Mar. 30, 1891, 
Grace, daughter of Chief Justice Melville W. 
Fuller; she died in spring of 1893, and the son 
by this marriage, Melville Puller Brown, died 
when 3 months old; m., 2d., Buzzard's Bay, 
Mass., July 14, 1894, Hester Vail Wentworth; 
one son: Warren Wentworth. Now pres. West- 
ern Sand Blast Manufacturing Co. Republican. 
Congregationalist. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, 



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Washington Park, Glen View. Office: Twenty- 
first St. and Marshall Boul. Residence: 46 
Pine Grove Av. 

BBOWK, Charles Albert, lawyer: b. Man- 
chester, N. Y., Aug. 25, 1858; s. Thomas A. 
and Emily A. Prown; ed. public schools of 
Penfield and Fairport, N. Y., until 1875, grad. 
Univ. of Rochester, A.B., 1879 (A.IM., 1889); 
grad. law dept.. Lake Forest Univ., LL.B., 
1890 (Master of Law, 1S91); m. Chicago, July 
27, 1892, Carolyn Cotton; children: Kenneth, 
Malcolm, Meredith, Winifred, Barbara. On 
graduation from college, 1879, entered service 
of Western Electric Manufacturing Co.: be- 
came mgr. of its successor, the Western Elec- 
tric Co. In Chicago, and continued in that posi- 
tion until 1891, when he began the practice of 
law; makes a specialty of patent business, 
both In the securing of patents and attending 
to patent litigation. Is dir. of the Stromberg- 
Carlson Teleplmne Manufacturing Co., Am. 
Spiral Pipe Work.s, the Milwaukee Sanitarium 
Assn. Mem. Plii Beta Knppa. Republican. 
Clubs: Law, Union League, Hinsdale, Hin.sdale 
Golf. Office: Monadnock Blk. Residence: Hins- 
dale. 

BBOWK, Charles Edward, sec. Central Elec- 
tric Co.; b. Philadelphia, July, 1866; s. George 
F. and Catherine (Wagner) Brown; ed. public 
schools. Was employed for 5 years in the 
wholesale dry goods house of Marshall Field 
& Co., prior to 1890, when became connected 
with the Central Electric Co., electrical sup- 
plies, of which he has been sec. since 1892. 
Clubs: Union League, Calumet, Mid-Daj', On- 
wentsia. Residence: Lake Forest, 111. 

EBOWm:, Charles Trancls, artist; b. Na- 
tlck, Mass., May 21, 1859: s. George Warren 
and Emellne (Wetherbee) Browne, of old New 
England stock; studied at Boston Art Mu- 
seum, 1882-4; Pennsylvania Acad, of Fine 
Arts, 1885-7, and at ftcole des Beaux Arts 
under Gerome and other masters, 1887-90. In- 
structor and lecturer on hi.story of art, Chi- 
cago Art Institute. Edited Brush and Pencil, 
Feb., 1897, to Sept.. 1900. Exhibited at Paris 
Exposition, 1889 and 1900; "^^orld's Columbian 
Exposition, 1893, and the important current 
exhibitions. Mem. Soc. T\^estern Artists. Chi- 
cago Soc. of Artists. Office: Fine Arts Bldg. 

BROWN', Charles IjeRoy, lawyer; b. Mey- 
ersdale. Pa., Dec. 14. IS 74; s. Gi?orge W. Ira 
and Masdalene (INIiller) Brown: parents 
moved, 1878. to Dixon, Til., where still re- 
side; ed. Dixon (111.) public schools, 1880-9: 
grad. Dixon College. A.B., 1892: special 
courses in TTniv. of Michigan, 1893-5; grad. 
Northern Illinois College of Law, LL.B., 1897. 
After leavinc college worked for Chicago In- 
ter Ocean and for country newspapers as re- 
porter and corrc'jriondent. Studied law with 
William Barge, of Dixon, and after admission 
to bar in 1897 was associated In practice with 
him for few months; in fall of 1897 entered 
practice with James W. Duncan and Marcus 
Kavanagh (now Judge of Superior Court) In 
Chlcacro; In law dent, of N. Chicago St. R. R. 
Co., 1898-9, attv. for Chicago ITnion Traction 
Co.. 1899-1901; since 1901 in general practice 
of law In association with James W. Duncan. 
Mem. Chicaeo I^aw Institute, General Alumni 
Assn. of ITniv. of MIchie-an. Republican. 
Clubs: Chicago. Washington Park. Office: Ash- 
land Blk. Residence: Chicago Club. 

BROWN, Charles Turner, patent atty. ; b. 
Royalton, Vt.. May 3, 1849; s. Jonathan Mar- 
ston and Srisan Stone (Turner) Brown: ed. 
public schools and Gaskell's Business College, 
Manchester, N. H., and in Philadelphia (Pa.) 
Polvtechnic Institute; widower; children; Mrs. 
Alice Brown Ross, Maud Brown. Practiced civil 
engineering. 1872-9: read law and was admit- 
ted to practice by Supreme Court of Illinois, 
Nov., 1881. Pres. Automatic Car Seal Co. Dem- 
ocrat. Pres. Chicago Soc. of Anthropology. Of- 
fice: Unity Bldg. Residence: 307 Park Av. 



BROWN, Bdward Osgrood, jurist, lawyer; b. 
Salem, Mass., Aug. 5, 1847; s. Edward and 
Eliza (Dalton) Brown; grad. Brown Univ., 
1867; law studies In office of Ives & Lincoln, 
Salem, Mass., and at Dane Law School, Har- 
vard; m. Chicago, June 25, 1884, Helen Ger- 
trude Brown. Admitted to bar, 1870; associate 
clerk Supreme Court, Rhode Island, 1870-1; 
began practice In firm of Peckham & Brown, 
Chicago, 1872; candidate for judge Superior 
Court, 1893; counsel for Lincoln Park Com- 
missioners, 1894-7. Radical Democrat; nation- 
ally active in Single Tax movement; elected, 
June, 1903, judge Circuit Court for term 1903- 
1909, and Is also one of the judges of the Ap- 
pellate Court. Clubs: Iroquois, Chicago Liter- 
ary (Chicago); Reform (New York). Has writ- 
ten several legal papers and pamphlets relat- 
ing to littoral rights on Lake Michigan; many 
papers and pamphlets on the Single Tax and 
other economic, political and historical sub- 
.iects. Office: Ashland Blk. Residence: 400 N. 
State St. 

BROWN, Edwin Franklin, banker, manufac- 
turer; b. Auburn. Me., Jan. 26, 1862; s. Edwin 
Lee and Mary Lapham (Babcock) Brown; ed. 
Evanston, 111. High School and Univ. of Illi- 
nois; m. Chicago, Sept. 10, 1885. Sarah B. 
Vowell; 1 daughter: Luclle Vowell Brown. 
Was pres. Brown Bros. Manufacturing Co. 12 
years, now Its vice-pres.; pres. the Manufac- 
turers' Bank since Oct. 12, 1903: pres. Brown 
Specialty Machinery Co.; sec. Union Gas and 
Electric Co. Republican; sub-treas. National 
Republican Committee in 1896 and 1900. 
Clubs: Evanston Country (charter mem.), Chi- 
cago Automobile (charter mem.), Chicago Ath- 
letic, Chicago Yacht. \V;as also charter mem. 
Chieaso Bicycle. Office: Cor. .Tackson Boul. 
and Clinton St. Residence: Evanston, 111. 

3ROWNE, Francis Fisher, editor The Dial 
since 1880; pres. The Dial Co.; b. S. Halifax. 
Vt.. Dec. 1, 1843. Learned the printers' trade 
and attended high school at Chicopee, Mass., 
leaving school for service In 46th Massachu- 
setts Volunteers. 1862-3; studied law Roches- 
ter. N. Y., and Univ. of Michigan. 1866-7; m. 
1867, Susan Seaman Brooks, Rochester, N. Y. 
Editor Lakeside Monthlv, Chicago, 1869-74; 
literary editor of The Alliance. 1878-9. Author 
and editor of numerous books and papers. 
(See Who's Who in America.) Chairman Com- 
mittee on Congress of Authors at World's 
Congress Auxiliary of Columbian Exposition, 
1893. One of founders (1874), and now honor- 
ary mem. Chicago Literary Club; honorary 
mem. Caxton Club. Chicago; Twilight Club, 
Pasadena. Calif. Office: Fine Arts Bldg. Resi- 
dence: 6116 Lexington Av. 

BROWN, Frank Arnold, manufacturer; b. 
Chicago, Oct. 14, 1872; s. D. Paul and Ellen M. 
(Francis) Brown; ed. Ravenswood public 
school. Michigan Militnrv Acad, and I>ake 
View High School: m. Chicaeo. Aue. 14, 1895. 
Ella Grace Bryan. In Mar.. 1894. went to work 
for Squire Dinsree Co., manufacturers of pick- 
les, vinegar, etc.; later took charge of sales 
and Chicago office: became vice-pres., later 
treas., and Is now pres. of the company. Re- 
publican. Methodist. Mason. Mem. Royal 
I^eague and Nat. Union. Club: Ravenswood. 
Office: 171-177 Clvbourn PI. Residence: 822 
Wilson Av., Ravenswood. 111. 

BROWN, Frank Edward, banker; b. Peru. 
Tnd., Feb. 13, 1850; .c;. Francis Carter and 
Eliza (Hilton) Brown: removed to Chicago, 
1857; ed. Brown Scliool and W. Division High 
School, Chicago; m. Chicago. July 12, 1882. 
Corinne Stubbs; children: Edward Fred. Co- 
rinne, Philip Sydney. When 18 years old en- 
tered employ of Smith Eros., wholesale gro- 
cers: later became chief clerk of construction 
for the Rockford, Rock Island & St. Louis Ry., 
and subsequently was in charge of one of the 
grain elevators of Chicago. In 1875 entered 
service of Third National Bank as a book- 



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keeper and upon Its failure, In 1877, was em- 
ployed by First National Bank as bookkeeper, 
later becoming chief clerk, and finally, in 1900, 
asst. cashier. Office: First National Bank. Ad- 
dress: La Grange, 111. 

BROWN, Frederick Anson, lawyer; b. Deca- 
tur, 111., Aug. 9, 1867; s. Josiah and Sarah 
Elvira Brown; grad. Univ. of Michigan, LL.B., 
1889; m. Tacoma, Wash.. Jan. 7, 1891, Mary 
Lois Roby; children: Kilburn Roby, Mary 
Lois. Admitted to Illinois bar, 1889, practiced 
at Decatur, 111., 1889-90; at Tacoma, Wash., 
1890-8; in Chicago since 189S, becoming, 1902, 
senior mem. of the firm of Brown & Ailing 
(with Charles Ailing, Jr.). li-- •' n-- ')- 
ard Assn.. and Kenilworth Sanitarium. Re- 
publican. Presbyterian. Mason; K. T., Shrlner. 
Clubs: Union League, Homewood. Office: Ta- 
coma Bldg. Residence: 5115 Greenwood Av. 

BBOWK, Georg-e Francis, gen. mgr. the 
Pullman Co. since 1885; b. Chicago. Oct. 1, 
1843; s. S. B. and Minerva Townsend Brown; 
ed. Bloomington, 111., public and private 
schools; m. Franklin. Ky., 1865, Miss Catherine 
Wager. Chief clerk U. S. q: m. dept., Oct., 1861, 
to Feb., 1866; entered railroad service, 1867, 
as sec. and treas. for receiver Memphis, Clarks- 
vllle & Louisville R. R.; agent in charge of 
war claims and agent freight dept. Illinois 
Central R. R., 1S6S-9; sec. Bloomington Fire 
Insurance Co., 1869-71; with the Pullman Co. 
since 1871, successively as clerk, asst. to gen. 
supt., for 7 years acting gen. supt., gen. supt. 
1880-5, and gen. mgr. since 1885. Clubs: Union 
League, Onwentsia, Pullman. Office: Pullman 
Bldg. 

BROWN, George W., lawyer; b. Du Page 
Co., 111., May 17, 1859; s. James and Rosanna 
Brown; ed. public schools of Wheaton, 111., 
and at Northwestern College, Naperville, 111.; 
began study of law in office of Hoyne, Horton 
& Hovne, and grad. TTnion College of Law, 
Chicago, in class of 188?,; engaged in prac- 
tice at Wheaton, 111.; elected co. judge of Du 
Page Co., 1890, and again in 1894, resigning, 
1897, on being nominated as Circuit judge; re- 
elected, 1903; was appointed by the Supreme 
Court as justice of the Appellate Court at 
Ottawa, in the 2d district, and later in the 
Appellate bench of the 3d district at Spring- 
field; served as chief justice of both courts; 
was chief justice of the latter court when he 
resigned to resume the practice of law; now 
a mem. of the law firm of Knight & Brown. 
Has large real estate interests in Du Page 
Co., and is vice-pres. of the Gary-Wheaton 
Bank, of Wheaton, 111. Republican. Office: 100 
Washington St. Residence: Wheaton, 111. 

BROWN, Harry Adams, sec. and treas. 
Squire Dingee Co.; b. Providence. R. I., Jan. 
17, 1876; s. David Paul and Ellen M. (Francis) 
Brown; ed. Chicago public schools; m. Chi- 
cago, Apr. 14, 1898, Maud Billings; 1 daugh- 
ter: Nellie Francis. Began business career in 
real estate office, and afterward with Sweet, 
Dempster & Co. In 189S became connected 
with Squire Dingee Co.. manufacturers of 
pickles, as office man; in 1902 became sec. and 
treas. of the company. Republican. Office: 173 
Clybourn PI. Residence: 2541 N. Paulina St. 

BROWN, Harry Forbes, Western mgr. of 
Neptune Meter Co.; b. Red Oak, la., Dec. 10, 
1872; s. G. B. and Mary (Forbes) Brown; ed. 
public schools of Red Oak, la., and Iowa State 
College, Ames, la., graduating 1892; m. Ames, 
la., June 18, 1895, Blanche Granger. Was en- 
gaged in various mercantile and banking en- 
terprises at Red Oak, la., from 1892 until 
1900; came to Chicago in Mar., 1900, to take 
present position as Western mgr. for the Nep- 
tune Meter Co., of New York City, in which 
position has since continued. Republican. K. P., 
mem. of Laramie Lodge, No. 152, of Iowa. Of- 
fice: 54-60 S. Canal St. Residence: 667 Pine 
Grove Av. 



BROWN, Heman Hampton, physician, ocu- 
list; b. Jersey Shore, Pa., July 8, 1863; s. 
George R. and Elizabeth G. Brown; ed. both 
literary and med. depts. of Univ. of Michigan 
(M.D., 1886); m. Adrian, Mich., 1886, Myrtle 
L. Poucher: children: Myrtle, Belle. After 
graduation established in practice in Ohio, and 
for 4 years was U. S. Pension examining 
surgeon under the Harrison administra- 
tion; came to Chicago. 1892, and has since 
practiced as a specialist in ophthalmology, 
otology, rhinology and laryngology. Was for- 
merly associated in dept. of ophthalmology in 
the Chicago Policlinic, and in same dept. of 
the Illinois Charitable Eye and Ear Infirm- 
ary; now pres. and prof, of ophthalmology in 
the Illinois Med. College. Mem. of Chicago 
Ophthalmological Soc, Ohio State Med. Soc, 
Western Ophthalmological Soc; Am. Med. 
Assn., Chicago Med. Soc, Illinois State Med. 
Soc, Mississippi "Valley and Tri-State Med. 
Socs., etc. Mem. the advisory and consulting 
staff of Cook Co. and Columbus Hosps. Repub- 
lican. Clubs: Union League, Mid-Day. Office. 
103 State St. Residence: 838 N. Park Av. 

BROWN, Henry Temple, mem. of firm Chase 
& Sanborn, importers of teas and coffees; b. 
Yarmouth, N. S., Jan. 21, 1866; s. George S. 
(mem. of the Provincial Parliament) and Eliz- 
abeth (Bond) Brown; attended Boston public 
schools; grad. Boston English High School, 
1885; m. Chicago, Nov., 1893, Anna F. Lenz; 
children: Elizabeth Anna, Ronald Norman. On 
graduation obtained a position in the coffee 
importing business in Boston, and a year later 
entered the employ of Chase & Sanborn. For 2 
years traveled for them through Nebraska and 
Colorado, and in 1888 became asst. mgr. of 
the Chicago dept. of the firm, devoting partic- 
ular attention to the development of the tea 
business. Became a partner in the firm, Jan. 1, 
1900. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Skokle Country. 
Office: 10-18 Lake St. Residence: 1905 Barry 
Av. 

BROWN, James Moreau, physician; b. Gal- 
veston, Tex., Aug.' 10, 1877; s. Moreau R. 
(M.D.) and Alice (Dougherty) Brown; ed. 
grammar schools of Galveston, Tex., Univ. 
School, Chicago, Med. Dept. of the Univ. of 
Illinois, graduating, M.D., Apr. 17, 1899. Now 
prof, of laryngology and speech defects at 
Dearborn Med. College; asst. prof, of laryngol- 
ogy Chicago Policlinic; laryngologist Cook Co. 
Hosp. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc, Illinois State 
Med. Soc, Am. Med. Assn. Clubs: Calumet, 
TVashington Park. Office: 34 Washington St. 
Residence: Winnetka, 111. 

BROWN, John A., lawyer; b. Tannersville, 
Greene Co., N. Y., June 21, 1876; s. James and 
Catherine (Goggin) Brown; ed. private tutors 
and, later, in N. Division High School (Chi- 
cago), Kent College of Law, LL.B., 1898; Illi- 
nois College of Law, post-graduate course, 
LL.B. and LL.M., 1899. Started in study of law 
by occupving position as clerk of Circuit 
Court of Cook Co. under Frank J. Gaulter, be- 
coming familiar with all clerk's duties; later 
clerk in law office of Lackner & Butz. When 
Jacob J. Kern retired from State's Atty's of- 
fice, 1896, and formed a partnership with 
Elisha S. Bottum, started in with them; Mr. 
Bottum died in 1898 and Charles D. Fullen be- 
came partner, as Kern & Fullen; became silent 
partner in that firm, and upon retirement of 
Mr. Fullen, 1900, firm assumed present style 
of Kern & Brown; general practice, civil and 
criminal, and formation of large industrial 
corporations; firm has been opponent in all of 
the Board of Trade litigation over quotations. 
Sec, treas. and dir. Barry Dock Co.; pres. and 
dir. Cleveland-Schaefer Co.; trustee Illinois 
College of Law. Democrat. Catholic Mem. Phi 
Alpha Delta (legal fraternity), Chicago Bar 
Assn., Central Y. M. C. A., regent Illinois 
Council, Royal Arcanum. Clubs: Press, Lincoln 



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Park. Office: 79 Clark St. Residence: 403 On- 
tario St. 

BROWS', John Haven, ruhlier goods; b. 
Stoneham, ISIa.ss., Aiis. 21, 1S42; s. John K. 
and Mary D. (Hartley) Brown; ed. public 
schools of Stoneham, Mass.; served in Union 
Army, 1S61-4, 1st private in 1st Co. of An- 
drews Massachusetts Sharpshooters, for 14 
months, and after that 22 months In the bat- 
talion of U. S. Engineers, 1861-4, receiving 
discharge as artificer of engineers; m. Chicago, 
Apr. 12, 1876, Martha J. Mooar; 1 daughter: 
Mary L. After the war settled in St. Louis, 
Mo., where he was engaged In the rubber 
goods business; later went east in same line 
and in Jan., 1884, came from Brooklyn, N. Y., 
to Chicago, as mgr. for the Gutta Percha and 
Rubber Manufacturing Co. (established in 
New York, 1855). in which position he has 
since continued; Francis E. Miller has been 
joint mgr. since 1897. Republican. Mem. George 
G. Meade Post, G. A. R. Club: Chicago Athletic. 
Office: 96-8 Lake St. Residence: 547 W. Sixty- 
second St. 

BBOWIT, Iilncoln, investments; b. Gales- 
burg, 111., Sept. 23, 1861; s. Luke S. and El- 
mina (Wright) Brown; resident of Chicago 
since 1868; ed. public and high schools of 
Chicago to 1876. In 1876 entered law offices of 
Walker, Dexter & Smith, In which read law 
and remained until 1884; sec. of the Metcalf 
Stationery Co. until 1891; retired 1891-5; since 
1895 in real estate business In Chicago, hand- 
ling property for Boston parties. Pres. Elk 
Rapids Iron Co. Mason (32°). Clubs: Caxton, 
Chicago Athletic, Washington Park, City; also 
Rowfant (Cleveland). Office: 160 Washington 
St. Residence: 1453 Maple Av., Evanston. 

BROWN, IiOt, railway official; b. Rockford, 
111., Dec. 25, 1855; s. William A. and Abigail 
Brown; ed. Talbot Hall, Nebraska City, Neb., 
and in public schools of Omaha, Neb.; m. Ne- 
braska City, Neb., Sept. 24, 18S9, Annie Wilcox 
Payne: children: Robert Allen, I>ucy Ellen. 
Was editor and part owner of the Nebraska 
City Press. 1875-84. Entered service of Chi- 
cago, Burlington & Quincy R. R. Co., Oct. 15, 
1884, as bill clerk at Chicago. Became travel- 
ing freight agent, 1885-6; local freight agent 
at Chicago, 1886, to Mar., 1901; since latter 
date commercial agent of same company. Re- 
publican; former mem. of Town Board of Cic- 
ero; was mem. of Cook Co. Republican Central 
Committee; now mem. at large from Cook Co., 
In Republican State Central Committee. Elect- 
ed Nov., 1904. elector at large from State of 
Illinois on Republican presidential ticket. 
Clubs: Twentieth Century, Morton Park. Of- 
fice: 211 Clark St. Residence: Morton Park, 
111. 

BROWN, Moreau Roberts, physician; b. Gal- 
veston, Tex., July 26, 1853; s. James Moreau 
and Rebecca Ashton (Rhodes) Brown; ed. pri- 
vate schools, Chester (Pa.) Acad., Jefferson 
Med. College, Philadelphia, and in med. dept. 
of Univ. of Louisville, from which was grad- 
uated in 1876; took post-graduate courses in 
Germany and Austria; twice m.; 1 son: James 
Moreau Brown, by first wife; m., 2d., Jeaner- 
ette. La., July IS, 1887, Tjouise Grevemberg; 
1 daughter: Rebecca Alice Brown. After 
graduation began practice in Galveston, Tex., 
where was house physician Galveston City 
Hosp., county physician of Galveston Co., 
quarantine physician of Galveston and city 
physician of Galveston. Came to Chicago 1886; 
specialist in diseases of throat, ear and nose. 
Prof, of laryngology, rliinology and otology in 
Chicago College of Physicians and Surgeons; 
prof, of laryngology and rliinology, Chicago 
Policlinic. Fellow of the .'\m. I>aryngologIcal 
Soc. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc, State Med. Soc, 
Medico-Legal Soc. Med. dir. of National Union. 
Club: Physicians. Office: 34 Washington St. 
Residence: Wlnnetka, III. 



BROWN, Paul, lawyer; b. McHenry. Mo- 
Henry Co., 111., Dec. 1, 1864; s. Dr. Henry T. 
and Almlra M. Brown; ed. common and high 
schools of McHenry Co.; studied law in office 
of Hoyne, Horton & Hoyne; m. 1888, Grace A., 
daughter of O. W. Owen, of McHenry Co.; 
children: Paul Donald, Grace Dorothy, Clar- 
ence Raymond. Admitted to bar, 1885, and a 
few months later was appointed Master In 
Chancery of the Circuit Court of Cook Co. 
(resigned 1893). In 1889 joined Clarence A. 
Knight in firm of Knight & Brown; dissolved 
fall 1903; since Dec. 1, 1903, a mem. of the 
firm of Horton & Brown. Republican. Mason. 
Clubs: Union League, Hamilton. Office: First 
National Bank Bldg. Residence: Gloncoe, 111. 

BROWN, Richard Hunt, physician; b. New 
York City, Dec. 2, 1862; s. Richard and Thalia 
(Newton) Brown; grad. high school, Canfleld, 
O.. 1879; 3 years at Franklin College, Frank- 
lin, Ind. ; grad. College of Physicians and 
Surgeons, Chicago, 1891, as M.D., with second 
honors; m. Fremont, O., Apr. 6, 1893, Elva L. 
Powers; children: Ralph Powers, Eben New- 
ton. Since 1891 in med. practice In Chicago; 
specialist in diseases of the ear, nose and 
throat. Since 1892 has conducted clinic at 
TV^est Side Dispensary in this specialty. Asso- 
ciate clinical prof, of diseases of ear, nose and 
throat at Med. School of Univ. of Illinois. 
Mem. Chicago Med. Soc, Illinois State Med. 
Soc, Am. Med. Assn. Independent in politics. 
Congregationalist. Office: 70 State St. Resi- 
dence: 1217 Jackson Boul. 

BROWN, Sangrer, physician: b. Bloomfleld. 
Ont., Can., Feb. 16, lS,-,2; s. Stewart and 
Catherine (Comer) Brown; ed. Ontario public 
schools; Albert College T'niv., Belleville, Ont. 
(studies in arts and engineering, 1872-3); 
grad. Bellevue Hosp. Med. College, New York, 
1880; m. Chicago, July 9, 1885, Bella Christy; 
1 son: Christy. Asst. physician Hosp. for 
Insane, "VA^ard's Island, N. Y., 1880-1; Dan- 
vers, Mass., State Hosp. for Insane, 1881-2; 
Bloomlngdale Asylum, New York, 1882-6; act- 
ing med. supt., 1886; prof, neurologv. Post- 
GradTiate Med. School, Chicago, since 1890; 
prof, medical jurisprudence and livgiene, Rush 
Med. College, 1892-7; now associate prof, medi- 
cine and clinical medicine. College of Phvsi- 
cians and Surgeons, Chicago. Conducted (with 
Prof. E. A. Schafer) series of vivisection ex- 
periments on monkeys at Univ. College, Lon- 
don, 1886-7, which afforded first conclusive 
proof that in these animals tlie center for 
vision is in the occipital lobe. Results were 
published as: An Investigation into the Func- 
tions of the Occipital and Temporal Lobes of 
the Monkey's Brain. Philosophical Transac- 
tions, Royal Soc. of London. ISSS. Wmtp; Hered- 
itary Ataxia, with Clinical Report of 25 cases. 
Brain, 1892; Responsibilitv in Crime from the 
Medical Standpoint. Popular Science Monthlv, 
December, 1894. Physician in charge Kenil- 
worth Sanitarium, Kenilworth, 111. Clubs: Chi- 
cago Athletic, University, Glen View. Mem. 
Chicago Med. Soc, Am. Med. Assn.. Chicago 
Neurological Soc, I>ondon (England) Neuro- 
logical Soc, Fellow New York Acad, of Medi- 
cine. Office: 100 State St. Residence: Kenil- 
worth, 111. 

BRO'WN, Taylor Everett, lawyer; b St 
Louis. Mo., Jan. 22, 1860; s. Capt. Henrv 
Stuart and Emma Jane (Tavlor) Brown; ed. 
public and high schools, St. Louis, until 17 
years old; learned trade of pattern-maker at 
Vulcan Iron Works. St. Louis; worked at trade 
until 1882; took partial law course at Union 
College of Law, Chicago, 1883; was patent 
office draftsman, 1883-4; m., 1st. Chicago, Jan. 
30, 1888, F.-innie Garrison Dayton (died Dec 
28, 1901); children: Melville S., Tavlor G. (de- 
ceased), Charles Everett, Jessie Imogen, Dav- 
ton Reginald E., Fannie Susan; m.. 2d, Nov. "3, 
1904, Jessie May Catlin, Ripon, Wis. Admitted 



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to bar, Mar., 1884; since 1887 mem. Poole & 
Brown, solicitors of V. S. and foreign letters 
patent for inventors, securing copyrights, reg- 
istering trade-marks and labels, and attending 
to litigation in Supreme Court of U. S., U. S. 
Circuit Courts of Appeals, and other Federal 
courts. Served in Missouri N. G., 1877-80; 
then in I. N. G., as private, corporal, color- 
sergeant, lieut., capt. and major, until retired 
as maj. (at his own request), Nov., 1899; 
served in 1st 111. Vol. Infy. and Provisional 
Battalion of Engineers in U. S., Cuba, and 
Porto Rico in Spanish-Am. War, 1S9S. Mem. 
Military Order Foreign Wars of U. S.; com- 
mander Illinois Commandery and treas. -in- 
chief Nat. Commandery Naval and Military 
Order Spanish-Am. War; mem. Veteran Corps, 
1st Infy. I. N. G. Was first officer of U. S. A. 
to land in Porto Rico (Guanica) and was rec- 
ommended for brevet maj. U. S. V., "for gal- 
lantry in action" by Gen. Miles, and name was 
sent to Senate by Pres. McKinley, etc. Episco- 
palian; St. Paul's Church, Hyde Park; mem. 
Men's Club of Christ Church, Brotherhood of 
St. Andrew, sec. and treas. Church Home for 
Aged Persons, incorporator and trustee Chi- 
cago Home for ConA'alescent Women and Chil- 
dren; pres. Nat. Conference of Church Clubs. 
Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Church; also" mem. 
Missouri Athletic Assn. Office: Marquette 
Bldg. Residence: 513fi Hibbard Av. 

BBOWN, "Walter Zolvah, treas. Illinois Life 
Insurance Co.: b. Coventry, Conn., Oct. 26, 
1855; s. Walter C. and Sarah A. (Clark) 
Brown; ed. public schools and Natchaug 
(Conn.) High School at WMllimantIc, Conn.; 
m. South Paris, Me., 1880, Mabel Phelps; chil- 
dren: Walter G., Edith, Burton, Edwin, Mil- 
dred. Taught school in Connecticut, 1872-3; 
cashier and bookkeeper for B. P. Spinney & 
Co., shoe manufacturers, Lynn, Mass., to 1880; 
then went to New York, where was treas. to 
the receiver of the Lackawanna &. Pittsburgh 
Ry. (subsequently reorganized as the Lacka- 
wanna & Southwestern Ry.) and was identi- 
fied with other railroad projects; next was in 
banking and brokerage business on Wall St.; 
came to Chicago, 1892, and was with the Rock- 
wood Bros., wholesale grocers, and in 1894 
became identified with the Illinois Life Insur- 
ance Co., of which has ever since been an offi- 
cial and treas. for past 3 years. Republican. 
Presbyterian. Club: Hamilton. Office: 134 Mon- 
roe St. Residence: 427 Orchard St. 

BBO'WN, "William, Jr., lawver; b. Jackson- 
ville, 111., Oct. 24, 1870; s. William and Clara 
(Robb) Brown: ed. public schools, Jackson- 
ville, 111., 1878-86, Whipple Acad., Jacksonville, 
111., 1886-7, Illinois Colleere. Jacksonville, 111., 
1887-9, U. S. Military Acad., West Point, N. 
Y., 1889-92; law dept. Washington Univ., St. 
Louis, Mo., 1894-6, graduating LL.B.; m. Chi- 
cago, Dec. 30. 1903. Marguerite, daughter of 
William R. Manierre. Admitted to bar, June, 
1896. and entered law dept. of Chicago & Alton 
R. R. Co., remaining until 1900; formed part- 
nership with T. J. Scofleld as Scofleld & 
Brown, representing Chicago & Alton Ry. Co. 
as district attys., and the Missouri, Kansas 
& Texas Ry. Co., as local attys. In Apr., 1903 
(with Eugene E. Prussing and Hoyt King), 
formed firm of Prussing, Brown & King, 
which succeeds to the railroad connections of 
Scofleld & Brown, and also engaged in a gen- 
eral law practice. Democrat. Episcopalian. 
Mem. Phi Delta Phi. legal fraternity (on exec- 
utive council, 1897-9, and its vice-pres., 1898- 
1899). Clubs: City, Law, Glen View, Kenwood 
Country. Office: The Rookery. Residence: 397 
Superior St. 

. BBOWN, William Henry, real estate dealer; 
b. Warren, 111., May 14, 1860; s. Thomas and 
Elizabeth (Campbell) Brown; ed. Lena, 111., 
public schools. Cedar Falls, la.. Normal 
Schools and Valparaiso. Ind., Business College; 
m. South Dakota, 1885, Hattie Aunger; chil- 



dren: Paul E., Ethel F., Cecil A., Raymond P. 
Was engaged in real estate business for many 
years before coming to Chicago, in 1901. Now 
senior mem. of Wm. H. Brown Co. & Brittain, 
real estate; also pres. William H. Brown Co., 
North Dakota lands. Mem. Chicago Real Es- 
tate Board. Republican; was mayor of Devil's 
Lake, N. Dak., 1900-1. Mason. Office: Tacoma 
Bldg. Residence: 10101 S. Wood St. 

BBOWN, "William Iiiston, merchant In pig 
iron and iron ores; b. St. Joseph, Mich., Aug. 
23, 1842; s. Hiram and Jane Reese Tilton (Lls- 
ton) Brown; came to Chicago, 1848; ed. public 
and private schools, Chicago; m. Sept. 27, 
1871, Mrs. Catherine Seymour Bigelow, daugh- 
ter of Dr. Stephen Seymour, a pioneer homoe. 
physician of Chicago. Began business career, 
1859, as clerk for a Board of Trade commis- 
sion house; served in Chicago Mercantile Bat- 
tery of Light Artillery, 1862-5, in Vicksburg 
campaign and Red River Expedition, etc.; re- 
turned to Chicago; became interested in iron 
business; one of organizers, 1883, and since 
then member firm of Pickands, Brown & Co., 
one of largest in U. S. in iron and iron ore 
trade. One of organizers, 1890, of Chicago 
Shipbuilding Co.; since 1899, pres. Am. Ship- 
building Co. (Consolidated Lake Ship Yards) ; 
pres. S. Chicago Furnace Co.; dir. First Na- 
tional Bank. Republican. Trustee Chicago New 
Church (Swedenborgian) Soc. ; trustee Chicago 
Orchestral Assn. Clubs: Chicago, Commercial, 
Caxton, Tolleston, Glen View, Evanston, 
Evanston Country, Castalia, Fishing, Mid- 
Day. Office: The Rookery. Residence: Evanston, 
111. 

BBO'WNING, Granville "Williams, lawyer; b. 
Indianapolis, Ind., Mar. 14, 1856; s. George T. 
and Elizabeth (McClung) Browning; grad. 
Univ. of Michigan, B.S., 1877; m. Lake Geneva, 
Wis., Sept. 13, 1903, Carrie Woolfolk. Admitted 
to bar, June, 1880; partner of Samuel M. 
Moore, Chancellor of the Superior Court, until 
1886; of firm of Woolfolk & Browning, 1890-5; 
of firm of Browning & Shepard since 1898. 
Master of Chancery of Superior Court since 
1897. Democrat. Att'y of West Town of Chi- 
cago, 1886-7; candidate for Circuit Court 
Judge, 1893, 1897; special counsel for City of 
Chicago since 1897. Mem. Chicago Bar Assn. 
Presbyterian. Clubs: Chicago, University, On- 
wentsia. Saddle and Cycle, Law. Office: Hart- 
ford Bldg. Residence: 604 E. Division St. 

BROWNING, Thomas "Walter, broker in 
stocks, grain and provisions: b. Philadelphia, 
Jan. 4, 1866; s. William H. and Elizabeth 
(Bolton) Browning; ed. public schools; m. 
Chicago, Apr. 5, 1904. Esther St. John. Came 
to Chicago in 1879 and worked as office boy 
for the old firm of "William Young Co.; mem. 
of the Board of Trade since 1890; mem. of 
the firm of Pringle, Fitch & Rankin, formed 
Mar. 1, 1904. Republican. Clubs: Chicago Ath- 
letic, Union League, Colonial. Office: Board of 
Trade. Residence: 81 E. 48th St. 

BBTTMBACK, Arthur Henry, physician; b. 
Hancock Co., 111., Mar. 31, 1862; s. Thomas 
Benton and Abbie D. (Southwick) Brumback; 
ed. public schools of Hancock Co., 111., Car- 
thage College, Carthage, 111.; grad. College of 
Physicians and Surgeons, Chicago, M.D.. 1884; 
m., 1st., Augusta, 111., Dec. 12, 1884, Rose G. 
Steed: m., 2d., Milwaukee, Wis., July 17, 1889, 
Sophia J. Wiborg; children: Benton Lee, Ma- 
rion. After graduation, 1884, located in prac- 
tice of medicine at Mound Station, Brown Co., 
111., two years; after that practiced 4i/, years 
at Kansas City, Mo.; since Oct. 1, 1890, prac- 
ticing at Chicago; staff physician at West 
Side Hosp. and Cook Co. Ho.sp. Prof, of physi- 
cal diagnosis at College of Physicians and 
.Surgeons. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc. Republican. 
Mason (32°). Mem. Royal League, Royal Ar- 
canum, K. P., North American Union. Clubs: 
Illinois, Physicians. Office: 100 State St. Resi- 
dence: 530 Jackson Boul. 



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BSUNDAGi:, Edward Jackson, pres. Board 
of Co. Commissioners of Cook Co.; b. Camp- 
bell. N. Y., May 13, 1S69; s. Victor and Maria 
L. (Armstrong* Brundage; removed with par- 
ents to Detroit. Mich., in 1S80; ed. public 
schools of Campbell, N. Y., and Detroit, Mich., 
until 1SS3. Employed in railroad office in De- 
troit and Chicago; studied law in leisure hours; 
admitted to Illinois bar, 1892; grad. Chicago 
College of Daw, DD.B., 1S93. Republican; mem. 
House of Representatives in 41st and 43d Gen- 
eral Assemblies, from 6th Senatorial District; 
elected, Nov., 1904, pres. of the Board of Co. 
Commissioners of Cook Co. Was vice-pres. for 
Illinois of Pan-Am. Exposition at Buffalo, 
N. Y. Mason, K. T., K. P., Royal League, 
Columbian Knight.s. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, 
Marquette. Office: 153 DaSalle St. Residence: 
225 Osgood St. 

BBUNSOK'. Kandolph, physician; b. Pine 
Bluff, Ark., Jan. 12, 1S65; s. Dr. Randolph and 
Frances (White) Brunson; early education in 
grammar school of Univ. of The South, Sewa- 
nee, Tenn.; collegiate course in Univ. of The 
South; med. education in med. college of the 
Univ. of the City of New York and med. dept. 
of Tulane Univ., graduating M.D., 1888; m. 
Chicago, May, 1897. Helen A. Brewer; 1 
daughter: Frances Atherton. Took up special 
study of eye, ear, nose and throat in New 
York City, London and Vienna, and located in 
practice as specialist in Chicago. Prof, of ear, 
nose and throat disease at Chicago Post- 
Graduate Med. School. Mem. Am. Med. Assn.. 
Mississippi Valley Med. Assn., Am. Acad, of 
Ophthalmology, Otology and Laryngology, 
Chicago Med. Soc. and other med. socs. Dem- 
ocrat. Episcopalian. Office: 103 State St. Resi- 
dence: 1852 Surf St. 

BRUSH, EmerBon Howard, real estate deal- 
er; b. Brooklyn, N. Y., 1852; s. Joseph B. and 
Sarah (Atwater) Brush; ed. private schools 
and at the Polytechnic Institute. Brooklyn, N. 
Y.; m. Geneva Lake, Wis., 1881, Rena S. 
Sturges. Came to Chicago from New York City 
In 1888, and was connected with mercantile 
pursuits until 1894; since then handling real 
estate and Investments. Also vice-pres. of the 
Kellogg Switchboard and Supply Co. Republi- 
can. Clubs: Union League. Twentieth Century. 
Office: 90 LaSalle St. Residence: Elmhurst, 111. 

BBtTSHZNGHAM, John Patrick, clergyman; 
b. Hornellsville, N. Y.; s. Thomas and Mary 
Brushlngham; preparatory education, Olean, 
N. Y.; grad. Northwestern Univ.. 1881; theo- 
logical education. Garrett Biblical Institute 
(A.M., D.D., Northwestern); m. Olean, N. Y., 
Oct. 5, 1882, Lillie Norton. Ordained to minis- 
try, Oct. 1, 1880; has since filled pastorates in 
Rock River Conference; now pastor first M. E. 
Church. Chicago. Was delegate Ecumenical 
Methodist Conference. London, 1901; pres. Chi- 
cago Methodist Social Union; pres. Chicago 
Methodist Preachers' Meeting; organizer Mu- 
nicipal Voters' League, Chicago. Club: TTnion 
League. Address: 108 E. Washington St. Resi- 
dence: 831 Millard Av. 

BRYAN, Alfred Cochrane, real estate and 
loan agent; b. Chicago. July 22, 1852; s. Fred- 
erick A. and Ann (Hodgson) Bryan; ed. public 
schools of Chicago; m. Chicago, 1889, Helen A. 
Thompson; children: James A., Beatrice H., 
John F. After leaving school learned printing 
trade; in 1874 engaged in the real estate busi- 
ness and was a partner of George Newberry 
for 3 years; in 1888 was joined by brothers, 
F W. and J. C, and organized firm of Bryan 
Bros., the firm doing a general business in 
local real estate and loans. Independent in 
politics. Club: Hinsdale. Office: Lafayette 
Bldg. Residence: Hinsdale, 111. 

BRYAH, Benjamin Butters, commission 
merchant; mem. firm Logan & Bryan; married. 
Mem. Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Stock 
Exchange. Clubs: Union League, Washington 



Park, Chicago Athletic. Glen View. Office: 
Board of Trade. Residence: 5124 Cornell Av. 

BRYAN, Edward Arthur, pres. E. A. Bryan 
Co., manufacturers of steel tanks and struc- 
tural iron work; b. Peoria. 111., July 16. 1856; 
s. William F. and Jane Evans Bryan; ed. pub- 
lic schools; m. Peoria, 111.. Nov. 4, 1886, Miss 
Lucy Gibson; 1 son: William F. Began busi- 
ness life as clerk in grain business, Peoria. 
Since 1884 has been engaged in iron business 
and builder of all kinds of steel storage tanks, 
etc.; in Feb., 1902, organized the E. A. Bryan 
Co., with plant at Harvey, 111., engaged in the 
manufacture of steel storage tanks, steel grain 
elevators, tank cars, and all kinds of struc- 
tural iron work, of which company is pres. and 
mgr. Mason, K. T., Shriner. Club: Illinois 
Athletic. Office: First National Bank Bldg. 
Residence: 4642 Drexel Boul. 

BRYAN, Frederick William, real estate; b. 
(on site of new Federal Bldg.) Chicago, May 
13, 1848; s. Frederick A. and Ann (Hodgson) 
Bryan; ed. Chicago public schools; m. Chicago, 
Nov. 13, 1873, Nellie Wlieeler; one daughter: 
Mrs. H. G. Stelnson. After leaving scliool was 
engaged in the drug business and was for 
years with the firm of Burnliams & Van 
Schaack, and in 1886 became identified with 
real estate business with brothers, A. C. and 
J. C. Bryan, organizing firm of Bryan Bros., 
which has since been engaged in an extensive 
real estate and loan business. Clubs: Chicago 
Athletic, Menoken. Office: Lafayette Bldg. 
Residence: 1033 Touhy Av. 

BRYAN, John Charles, physician; b. Chica- 
go, Oct. 31, 1850; s. Frederick A. and Ann 
(Hodgson) Bryan; ed. pul^lic and high schools 
of Chicago: grad. Rush Med. College, M.D., 
1877; m. England. 1888, Mary E. Lynch; 1 
daughter: Marie E. Also since 1866, with 
brothers, A. C. and F. W^. Bryan, mem. of 
Bryan Bros., real estate and loans. Mem. Chi- 
cago Pathological Soc. Clubs: Chicago Ath- 
letic, Menoken (ex-pres.). Office: Lafayette 
Bldg. Residence: 1079 Washington Boul. 

BRYAN, "W. S. Plumer, clergyman; b. Alle- 
gheny City, Pa., Aug. 30, 1856; s. Samuel S. 
and Kate (Plumer) Brvan; grad. Davidson 
College. North Carolina, A.B., 1875, A.M., 1878. 
Columbia Theological Seminary, B.D.. 1878 
(D.D. Centre College. Kentucky, 1892); m. 
Dec. 1, 1887. Alice C. Reid, Staunton. Va.; chil- 
dren: William Plumer (deceased), Alison 
Reid, Helen Reid. George Plumer. From grad- 
uation from theological seminary, 1878. took 
charge of churches in Randolph Co., W. Va., 
until 1887; pastor Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
vllle, N. C, 1887-92; pastor Second Presbyte- 
rian Church, Cincinnati, O., 1892-5; since Feb. 
1, 1895, pastor of Church of the Covenant, 
Chicago. Residence: 3 Chalmers PI. 

BRYANT, Arthur "W., pres. White Lake 
Lumber Co.; b. Lexington. Mass., Jan. 20, 1847; 
s. Albert W. and Nancy (Wellington) Bryant; 
ed. grammar and high schools, Lexington, 
Mass.; m. Chicago, 1883. Ella Swartley; chil- 
dren: Marion Elizabeth, Elsie Harriet. Came to 
Chicago from Lexington, Mass., in 1865; en- 
gaged in various business lines, first in whole- 
sale drug house and later clerk in bank until 
1872. when with Park & Soper Lumber Co. 
until 1879; since then in wholesale lumber 
business for self and now pres. of the White 
Lake Lumber Co.; also dir. Oak Park Trust 
and Savings Bank. Independent Republican. 
Mason; mem. lodge, chapter and Siloam Com- 
manderv, K. T. Club: Oak Park. Office: 163 
Randolph St. Residence: 234 Maple Av., Oak 

BRYANT, Henry "Willis, pres. Bryant & 
Stratton Business College; b. Cleveland, O., 
July 22, 1855; s. Henry B. and I>ucy Stratton 
Brvant (father was pioneer in field of business 
education and with brother-in-law, Henry D. 
Stratton. founded the Bryant & Stratton Busi- 
ness College in Chicago in 1856); came to Chi- 



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cago with parents, 1860; grad. Harvard Univ. 
in class of 1879; m. Chicago, 1887, Miss An- 
toinette Kellogg Re Qua; children: Catherine 
Re Qua and Willis Re Qua. In 18 79 became 
associated wllh father in the management of 
the Bryant & Stratton Business College, and 
in 1892 succeeded his father as pres. Also has 
large real estate interests in Chicago and its 
vicinity. Republican. Club: Union League. Of- 
fice: 315 Wabash Av. Residence: 2973 Prairie 
Avenue. 

BB7ANT, John J., grain commission; b. 
Elizabeth, N. J.; ed. public schools, Elizabeth, 
N. J. Went to New York, 1863, and was in em- 
ploy of H. B. Claflin & Co., wholesale dry 
goods, until 1864; enlisted, 1864, in 9th New 
Jersey Volunteer Infantry, serving to end of 
war; came to Chicago, May, 1871, and was gen- 
eral agent Elliptic Sewing Machine Co. 2 
years; in employ of C. P. Comstock & Co., 
grain commission merchants, 1873-5; since 
1875 in business for self as senior mem. of 
Bryant & Co. Mem. of Chicago Board of Trade 
from Jan., 1872 (dir. 1883). Office: 145 Van 
Buren St. Residence: Riverside, 111. 

BBVANT, Stowell Iiyman, clergyman; b. 
Windham (on the Western Reserve), O., Jan. 
17, 1870; s. Clark L. and Clara (Lyman) Bry- 
ant; grad. Windham (O.) High School, 1887; 
Ohio Weslevan Univ., Delaware, O., A.B., 1891; 
Boston Univ. School of Theology, B.D., 1893. 
Since 1893 minister of the M. E. Church; 
served churches in Baltimore and Lutherville, 
Md., and for 6 years before coming to Chicago 
was pastor of the St. Paul's M. E. Church of 
Washington, D. C; since Jan. 1, 1902, pastor 
Of Hyde Park M. E. Church. Chicago. Republi- 
can. Residence: 5510 Washington Av. 

BBTSON, ■William John, retired civil engi- 
neer; b. New Rochelle, N. Y., July 16, 1845; 
s. William and Julia Goodwin Bryson; ed. pri- 
vate schools, followed by special courses in 
civil engineering; m. Emma Edna Horton. Be- 
gan practice of civil engineering in 1865 in 
employ of the U. S. Government on fortifica- 
tion work at Washington, D. C, and in 1867 
was employed on work for the City of Chica- 
go; later returned to Government work in Chi- 
cago, Appleton, Wis., and Oshkosh, Wis., until 
1874, when became asst. engineer of the Chi- 
cago & Alton R. R. until 1900, when retired 
from practice. Dir. James B. Clow & Sons, and 
of Joliet & Chicago Ry. Co. Clubs: Chicago, 
Union League, Hamilton, Washington Park, 
Mid-Dav, Edgewater Golf, Saddle and Cycle. 
Office: 203 Michigan Av. Residence: 169 Buena 
Avenue. 

BtrCHANAK, Milford De Witt, pres. of Wil- 
mington Star Mining Co.. etc.; b. Newport, 
Herkimer Co.. N. Y., Oct. 10, 1835; s. Thomas 
and Mary (Churchill) Buchanan; ed. public 
schools; m. Chicago, Oct. 10, 1861, Mary S. 
Wheeler; children; Gordon, Mary C, Mar- 
guerite, De Witt W. Began business life at 
Utica, N. Y., at age of 14, in office of his 
brother, then general freight agent Syracuse 
& Utica Ry. Co.; 2 years later became ticket 
agent at Rome, N. Y., for same road, and later, 
upon consolidation, also ticket agent for Wa- 
tertown & Rome Ry. for both roads, and after- 
ward also for 5 other roads, including the 
New York Central; then became teller Oneida 
Central Bank, Rome, N. Y., until 1857; teller 
Merchants' Savings, Loan &- Trust Co., Chi- 
cago, 1857-8; pres. Central Bank, Peoria, 111., 
1858-9; then in 1859 returned to Merchants' 
Savings, Loan and Tru.st Co., from which 
went, as cashier, to bank of Chapin, Wheeler 
& Co., until 1863, when became mem. of tan- 
ning firm of Buchanan, Richards & Co.: be- 
came paying teller of Merchants' National 
Bank, 1866. and later, with others, purchased 
Commercial National Bnnk, of which was cash- 
ier 7 years; later organized the Prairie Loan 
and Trust Company and was its vice-pres. 
until 1875, when purchased the Wilmington 



Star Mining Co., operating coal mines at Coal 
City, Grundy Co., of which has ever since 
been pres. Also pres. of the Coalfield Co., of 
Coal City. Office: Old Colony Bldg. Residence: 
Oconomowoc, Wis. 

BUCK, Carl Darling, prof. Sanskrit and com- 
parative philology. Univ. of Chicago, since 
1892. (See Who's Who in America for sketch.) 
Address: 5733 Lexington Av. 

BUCK, James P., physician; b. Cambria Co., 
Pa., Feb. 19, 1856; s. John and Rachel (Sherry) 
Buck; ed. district schools and at St. Vincent 
College of Latrobe, Pa., from which graduated 
A.M., 1876; taught school 2 seasons, but in 
1877 entered Jefferson Med. College, Philadel- 
phia, from which was graduated M.D., 1879; 
practiced in Western Pennsylvania, 1879-84; 
post graduate work in mod. schools of Vienna 
and Heidelberg, and in universities and hos- 
pitals of Berlin and Prague, 1884-5; m. Chi- 
cago, June 30, 1877, Catherine M. Grass; chil- 
dren: Marie G., Harold F. J., Cecil C. Served 
in Servian army, then at war with Bulgarian 
Roumania, as surgeon, with rank and title of 
capt., 1885-6, and with Dr. Bridges had charge 
of a military hospital; when resigned com- 
mission became asst. to Prof. Hock, lecturer 
on diseases of the eye at Vienna Policlinic; 
returned to U. S., 1887, locating In Chicago, 
where has since been engaged in general 
practice of medicine, but making a specialty 
of surgery. Inventor of various instruments 
and appliances for operative surgery. Mem. 
Chicago Med. Soc, Am. Med. Assn. Office and 
residence: 413 LaSalle Av. 

BUCK, Niels, architect, contractor; b. 
Morso, Denmark, Mar. 24, 1866; s. Christ and 
Cecil Buck; ed. public schools In Denmark; m. 
Chicago, Mar. 1, 1892, Emma Rubart; chil- 
dren: Fred, Downell, Adelaide. Learned trade 
of cabinet-maker in Denmark, near Copen- 
hagen; at age of 17 came to Chicago, and 
started in with A. H. Andrews & Co. as a 
cabinet-maker; was later with Jenson & Dryer 
as superintendent of carpenters and builders; 
studied architecture and became mem. of firm 
and general superintendent of Wheatley, Buck 
it Co. and then from 1893 was in business for 
self as architect and In 1903 was joined by 
Fred Schroeder, forming present firm of Niels 
Buck & Co., contractors and builders. Repub- 
lican. Lutheran. Clubs: Chicago Automobile, 
Oconto, Ravenswood. Office: 125 LaSalle St. 
Residence: 2401 Kenmore Av. 

BUCKIirOHAM, Ebenezer, capitalist; h. 
Zanesville, O., Jan. 16, 1829; s. Ebenezer and 
Eunice (Hale) Buckingham; grad. Yale, 1848; 
m. Lucy Sturges. Removed to Chicago, Nov., 
1859, and engaged in the grain and storage 
business from Oct., 1866, to Dec, 1891; pres. 
of the Traders Insurance Co., 1883-1902, and 
pres. of the Northwestern Nat. Bank from 
Aug., 1890, until it was consolidated with the 
Corn Exchange Nat. Bank and the Am. Nat. 
Bank. Sept. 15, 1900. Has been dir. of the 
South Side Elevated R. R. and other large 
corporations. Club: Union League. Office: The 
Roolcerv. Residence: 2036 Prairie Av. 

BUCKLEN, Herbert E.; b. W. Wlnfield, Her- 
kimer Co., N. Y., July 9, 1848; ed. public 
-schools of Herkimer Co., N. Y., New York 
State Acad., and finished at a business college 
in Chicago; m. 1879, Bertha E., daughter of 
Hon. George Redfleld. Removed, 1860, with 
parents, to Elkhart, Ind. ; was druggist there, 
1863-79; came to Chicago, 1879, and has since 
been engaged in the manufacture of proprie- 
tarv medicines; now pres. and treas. of H. E. 
Bucklen & Co.; also publisher of The Druggist. 
Office: 275 Michigan Av. Residence: 265 Michi- 
gan Av. 

EUCKIiET, Charles Wilbur, grain commis- 
sion; b. Peoria, 111., Aug. 20, 1857; s. Robert C. 
and Elizabeth M. Buckley; ed. public schools 
of Peoria, 111.; m. Peoria, 1882. Nannie B. 
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Elizabeth. Removed to St. Louis, Mo., 18S0, 
where was engaged In the grain business until 
1SS4, when came to Chicago, and has since 
been continuously engaged in commission 
business; now vice-pres. Pratt & Buckley, 
commission merchants in grain, provisions, 
etc. Mem. Chicaero Board of Trade (dir., 1S9S- 
1901). Clubs: Evanston Country, Exmoor. Of- 
fice: Board of Trade. Residence: Highland 
Park. 

BtTCXIiET, Edmund, writer and lecturer; b. 
Birmingham, England, Mar. 31, 1855; grad. 
Univ. of Michigan, 18S4; student in Germany, 
1SS4-5; London, 1SS5-6; Ph.D., Univ. of Chica- 
go, 1S94: ni. ISS.-,, Sarah S. Craig, I^.l.D. ; prof, of 
philosophy, Doshisha College, Kyoto, Japan, 
1886-92; traveled in China, India, Egypt, Pales- 
tine, Europe, 1892-3; fellow in hlerology, 1892- 
1893; docent in hierology since 1894, Univ. of 
Cliicago. Contributnr to magazines numerous 
articles on religion and art. Editor: Universal 
Religion, 1897; ITnlversitv Lessons in Art, 
1901; The World To-Day, 1902-4. Address: 301 
E. Fifty-sixth St. 

BUCKIfEB, John iee. lumber; b. Sweet 
Springs, Mo., Dec. 19, 1863; s. "W. G. and Sarah 
(Brown) I3uckner; ed. Westminster College, 
Fulton, Mo.: m. Slater, Mo., Apr. 23, 1885, 
Alice P. Smith; children: Madeline, Frances, 
J. L., Jr. Started at age 16 in lumber business 
with G. W. Smith at Sweet Springs, Mo.; 
thence to Kansas City, 1SS6; mgr. 2 years for 
C. P. Deatherage Lumber Co.; then in retail 
lumber business for himself up to 1895; In 
v/holesale lumber brokerage to 1896; lumber 
traffic mgr. Kansas Cltv, Pittsburgh & Gulf 
Rv. till July, 1898; came to Chicago in 1898; 
founded the firm of Buckner, Saunders & Co. 
(J. L. Buckner, D. G. Saunders, A. P. Buckner), 
manufacturers and wholesale dealers in yel- 
low pine lumber, with specialties in long leaf 
yellow pine and railroad timbers. Club: Mar- 
quette. Office: Fisher Bldg. Residence: Lakota 
Hotel. 

BTTECKINQ, Edward Frederick, physician; 
b. Washington, Franklin Co., Mo., Sept. 18, 
1857; s. Dr. .John Henry and Minnie (Grieve) 
Buecklng; ed. public schools and at St. Francis 
Solanus (i'ollege, Qulncy; grad. Bennett Med. 
College, Chicago, M.D., 1876, and Louisville 
Eclectic Medical College, M.D., id eundem 
Oradum, 1877; m. Apr. 13, 1879, Alona R. Wat- 
kins; children, Henry Watkins, Vera Clark. 
Engaged in practice In Chicago since 1877, 
in which year became lecturer on anatomy 
and orthopaedic surgery In Bennett Med. Col- 
lege, of which has since been, successively, 
prof, of principles and practice of surgery, 
and of clinical sirrgery. Served as .surgeon at 
Cook Co. Hosp.. surgeon-in-chlef at Chicago 
Polyclinic and Post-Graduate Polyclinic 
Schools. Mem. Illinois State Eclectic Med. 
Soc. (ex-pres.). Chicago Eclectic Med. Soc. 
(ex-pres.). National Eclectic Med. Assn., Chi- 
cago Med. Soc. Republican. Office: 100 State 
St. Residence: 3627 Grand Boul. 

BXTEHIiEK, John W., pros, and dir. Leitzow 
& Simon Mfg. Co., planing mill; s. John and 
Christina (Schwartz) Buohler; was formerly 
cashier and later vice-pres. and dir. Garden 
City Banking and Trust Co., which was out- 
Errowth of private banking business of his 
father, established, 1873. Clubs: Union 
T/easrue, CJhicasro Athletic, Bankers. Address: 
505 W. Kinzie St. 

BUEI^, Monson Parker, live stock commis- 
sion; b. Crotcn, Licking Co., O., Oct. 14, 1845; 
s. Joshua H. and Lucy (Gear) Buel; ed. pub- 
lic schools, followed liy short term at Gran- 
ville college. Granvillo. O. ; m. Chillicothe. Mo., 
Mar. 13, 1.873, Evnline Wigley; children: 
Forest Lee, Daisy (Mrs. McNeill). Reared on 
farm in Ohio until 17 years old; 4 years in 
general merchandise store at Croton, O. ; 
moved to Austin. Nev.. and was asst. cashier 
of National Bank there 2 14 years; health being 



affected by confinement, severed connection 
with bank and went to Chillicotlie, Mo., where 
engaged in l)uying and handling live stock; 
became mem. of live stock commission firm of 
Hunter, Evans & Co., at St. Louis, Mo., May 
1, 1876; moved to Chicago, Apr. 15, 1885, and 
began business under same firm name; in- 
corporated, 1887, as Evans-Snider-Buel Co., of 
which was vice-pres. until 1894; since then 
pres. Also of firm of Buel & Pryor, owners 
of cattle. Pres. Chica.go Live Stock Exchange. 
Republican. Mem. Evangelical Church, Green- 
wood and 46th St. Club: Saddle and Sirloin 
(ex-pres.). Office: Union Stock Yards. Resi- 
dence: 4444 Greenwood Av. 

BUEI^i;, Charles Clinton, lawyer; b. Ster- 
ling, 111., Feb. 14, 1867; s. Clinton C. and Mary 
A. (Niles) Buell; grad. Sterling High School, 
and afterward attended Univ. of Illinois, leav- 
ing in sophomore year; m. Chicago, Oct. 26, 
1892, Maude Hoyne; children: Temple Hoyne, 
Charles Clinton, Jr., Frances Vedder. Came to 
Chicago, 1886, and read law In office of uncle, 
Ira W. Buell; admitted to bar in Mar., 1888, 
afterward forming partnership with uncle 
under firm name of Ira W. & C. C. Buell, 
and since Apr. 1, 1905, a mem. of Dolpli, Buell 
& Abbey. Has paid special attention to cor- 
poration, real estate, chancerv and probate 
law. Democrat. Attends Second Presbyterian 
Churcli. Past-master Blaney Lodge No. 271. 
A. F. & A. M. ; member of Oriental Consist- 
ory and Medinah Temple (Shrine). Clubs: 
Law, Chicago Athletic. Office: 100 Washington 
St. Residence: 1833 Indiana Av. 

BTTEIiXi, Ira Warner, lawver; b. Lebanon, 
Madison Co., N. Y., Dec. 9, 1830; s. Elijah and 
Elizabeth Buell; brought up on farm; attended 
country schools; was school teacher at 16; at 
19 entered Madison Univ., and after leaving 
there studied law; m. 1st, 1858, Lvdia A. Gil- 
lette; 2d, 1867, Anna M. Averell; 1 daughter: 
Elizabeth Averell Buell (Mrs. Harry C. Pat- 
terson); 3d, 1890, Olive W. Wright. Admitted 
to bar, Rochester, N. Y., Sept., 1855; came to 
Chicago and engaged in practice, 1856; espe- 
cially successful in chancery, insurance and 
commercial cases. Supervisor of North Chi- 
cago, 1860; city atty. of Chicago, 1861. Repub- 
lican; nominee for judge of Circuit Court, 
1879, but defeated with rest of Republican 
ticket that year. Mem. Law Institute; one of 
founders of the Union League Club of Chicago 
and dir. for first 3 years. Mason; K. T. Club: 
Union I-.eague. Office: Tribune Bldg. Residence: 
2832 Indiana Av. 

BITPPIIfGTON', Eug-ene Jackson, business 
man, capitalist: b. Guvandntte. W. Va., Mar. 
14, 1863; s. James H. and Cohimliia (Nicho- 
las) Bufflngton; ed. Covington, Ky., 1870-9; 
Chickering Institute, Cincinnati. 1870-80; Van- 
derbilt Univ.. 1881-3; m. Ca tlet tsburg. Ky., 
Nov. 27, 1888, Drucilla Nichols IMoore. Treas. 
Am. Wire and Nail Co., Anderson. Ind., 1884-8; 
sec. and treas. Am. Steel and Wire Co., 1888-9; 
pres. Illinois Steel Co. since Jan. 1, 1899. 
Clubs: Chicago, T^nion T.,eague. Merchants. 
Office: The Rookery. Residence: Evanston, 111. 

BXJFPUM, Joseph Howard, physician; b. 
Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug. 24, 1849: s. Joseph C. and 
Maria BufCum: entered Cornell Univ., 1869, In 
5ophomore class, graduatin.g A.B.; student 
Hahnemann Med. College. Philadelphia, 1 
vear, then in New York Homrropatliic Med. 
College, graduating 1873; m. 1876, Evelyn Bar- 
rett Spraguc. of Jamestown, N. Y. ; children: 
Howard E., Natalie S. Practiced in Pittsburgh, 
Pa., and was attending physician to Pitts- 
burgh Homipop.athic Hosp., 1873-6; practiced 
in New York City. 1876-80, with special study 
and practice in diseases of the eye and ear; 
called to Chicago, 1880, as prof, diseases of 
the eye and ear i!i the Chicago Honneopatliic 
Med. College, and has since practiced here as 
a specialist in diseases of the eye and ear. 
Was pres. of Indianapolis meeting of Am. 



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Soc. of Homoeopathic Oculists, 1882. Mem. Am. 
Institute of Homoeopathy. Author of a work 
on Ophthalmology. Mason (32°), Cleveland 
Lodge, Washington Chapter, Apollo Com- 
mandery. Oriental Consistory and Medinah 
Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. Office: 
34 Wa.shine;ton St. Residence: 17 Bellevue PI. 
BT7FOBD, Coleman Graves, physician and 
surgeon; b. Lafayette Co., Mo., Jan. 25, 1872; 
s. L. G. and Orra (Chinn) Buford; ed. Went- 
worth Military Acad., Lexington, Mo., and 
Northwestern Univ. Med. School, Chicago, 
graduating M.D., 1894; m. Iroquois Co., 111., 
Sept. 6, 1S99, Ada M. Abildgaard; children: 
Morgan, Shelby, Mary. After graduating was 
physician at Illinois Eastern Hosp. for the 
Insane, at Kankakee, 111., 1894-6; personal 
assistant to late Dr. Christian Fenger, 1896- 
1900; since 1900, specialist in surgery. Since 
1897 has been instructor in clinical surgery In 
Northwestern Univ. Med. School, and, 1900-01. 
was instructor in dept. of operative surgery 
In same school. Now junior surgeon at Mercy 
Hosp., and lecturer on surgery at Mercy Hosp. 
Training School for Nurses. Mem. Chicago 
Med. Soc, North Side Med. Soc, Illinois 
State Med. Soc. Independent In politics. Mem. 
Royal League; mem. and past supreme med. 
examiner. Independent Order of Red Men. 
Office: 100 State St. Residence: 429 E. Huron 
Street. 

BUIiKIiE'S', Almon Wheeler, lawyer; b. Gro- 
ton, Tompkins Co., N. Y., Apr. 13, 1852; s. 
Lorenzo and Juliette Ann (Coonley) Bulkley; 
ed. district school. West Groton, N. Y., until 
age 15; private school 1 winter, at Skanea- 
teles, N. Y., 1869; Cornell Univ., 1871-5; de- 
gree of B.Arch.; m. Joliet. 111., June 17, 1882, 
Ella Jay Stafford (died Jan. 4, 1896); chil- 
dren: Helen, Josephine. Admitted to Illinois 
bar, 1879; deputy clerk Appellate Court of 
Illinois, 2d District, 1879-80; located in Chi- 
cago, Aug. 1, 1880; since May 1, 1895, of firm 
of Bulkley, Gray & More. Mem. Illinois State 
Bar Assn., Chicago Bar Assn. Mason, mem. 
Garden City Lodge, Fairview Chapter; Cheva- 
lier Bavard Commandery, K. T. Republican. 
Club: Hamilton. Office: Home Insurance Bldg. 
Residence: 7154 Euclid Av. 

BUIiI^, Pollett Wilkison, pres. of The Photo- 
graph Co. of America; b. LaSalle, 111., June 
30, 1870; s. Follett and Helen (Perrin) Bull; 
cd. public schools and in the Univ. of Mich- 
igan, 1888-89; m. Ottawa, 111., Oct. 26. 1893, 
Jennie Perkins: children: Helen P., E. Follett, 
Lothrop Perkins. Was admitted to the bar by 
the Supreme Court of Illinois, and engaged in 
active practice, 1893-1903; was sec. the Chi- 
cago Bar. Assn., 1903; vice-pres. Chicago 
Envelope Co. since June, 1901; also, since 
Oct. 1, 1903, pres. of The Photogranh Co. of 
America. Republican. Sec. of the Civil Service 
Reform Assn.. 1897-1904. Clubs: City. Ken- 
wood, Press, Union I>eague. Office: 61 Market 
St. Re.'^idence: 225 Elniwood Av.. Oak Park. 111. 
BTTIiI^ABD, Charles ■William, hardware mer- 
chant; b. Alsted, Cheshire Co., N. H., May, 
1844; s. Joel and Augusta F. (Richardson) 
Bullard: ed. public school, Brattleboro, Vt., 
until 14 vears old; m. Chicago, Mar., 1867, 
Emilv A. Watts; children: Joel, Albert, 
Charles H., Kenneth. Came to Chicago from 
Vermont in 1865; entered employ of Larrabee 
& North, dealers in hardware and cutlery, re- 
maining with them until May, 1S83, when, 
with James H. Gormley and C. O. Blackburn, 
founded present business, under style of Bul- 
lard, Gormley & Blackburn, which was Incor- 
porated, 1887, as Bullard & Gormley Co., of 
which is vice-pres. Also pres. of the Prescott 
Hardware Manufacturing Co. Republican. 
Office: 78 Randolph St. Residence: Maywood, 
111. 

BUIiIiBN, Pred Pitsherhert, maltster; b. 
Delaware, Ontario Co., Can.. Nov. 25, 1853; s. 
W. F. and Anna (Mullen) Bullen; ed. common 



schools In Canada; m. 1883, Cora Belle, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Landers, of New York; 1 
daughter: Mabel La Clare Bullen. When 14 
years old came to Illinois; soon after went to 
Kenosha, Wis., and was employed in malt 
house of his brother, George Bullen; became 
stockholder 3 years later, in Lill & Bullen 
Malting Co., Chicago, later known as George 
Bullen & Co.; In 1889 built malt house of his 
own at 52d and Moffett Sts., organizing and 
becoming pres. and treas. of Fred F. Bullen 
Malting Co.; sold business in Sept., 1897, to 
Am. Malting Co., of which he has since been 
asst. gen. mgr. Interested in Merchants' Dis- 
tilling Co., of Terre Haute, Ind., and owns 2 
large plantations of 5,000 acres each on the 
isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico. Mem. Chi- 
cago Board of Trade. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, 
Menoken, Chicago Automobile. Office: 169 
Jackson Boul. Residence: 1015 Warren Av. 

BUIiIiOCK, George Sumner, retired mer- 
chant; b. Berlin, Vt., Jan. 4, 1836; s. Christo- 
pher C. and Orlena (Nye) Bullock; ed. schools 
of Vermont; widower. First came to Chicago 
in July, 1855, but went to Cleveland, O., and 
remained 2 years, returning to Chicago in 
1857. First employment was with Potter Pal- 
mer, dry goods: afterward was employed in 
the Chicago postoffice under Isaac Cook, until 
1860, when, with his brother, engaged in the 
retail boot and shoe business until 1890; sold 
out and retired, except the management of 
his property inl crests. Office: Reaper Blk. 
Residence: 2933 Michigan Av. 

BUX^I^OCK, Henry Edwin, manufacturer; b. 
Otterville, Ont., Mar. 29, 1852; s. Edward Bul- 
lock, of Essex, England, and Matilda Catherine, 
daughter of Maj. Rivers, 91st Regt, British 
Army; ed. public school, Otterville, Ont.; com- 
mercial College, London, Ont.; Chicago Athe- 
naeum; m. Chicago, May 27, 1885, Harriet, 
daughter of Elijah Samuel Mark, of Pekin, 
111. Upon leaving school entered employ of 
brother, James E. Bullock; later entered com- 
mercial school and after graduation returned 
to brother's employ. Came to U. S. Sept., 1870; 
first position in Chicago was bookkeeper for 
Huyck & Knox, and next in freight office of 
the Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry. at Milwaukee; 
returned to Chicago, Apr., 1871, in employ of 
Crane Bros, (then known as Northwestern 
Manufacturing Co.); became superintendent 
of malleable dept. for them June, 1874, and a 
dir. of the company, 1875, until Mar., 1880, 
when started in malleable iron business for 
himself at Rochelle, 111.; moved it to Chicago, 
1884, and with brother incorporated Illinois 
Malleable Iron Co., of which is pres.; also 
in 1892 bought wholesale supply business of 
Fieldhouse & Dutcher Manufacturing Co. 
Episcopalian. Clubs: Chicago, Glen View. 
Office: 30-32 W. Monroe St. Residence: 1769 
Deming PI. 

BtriiKOCK, James Edward, manufacturer; 
b. Middlesex Co., Ont., Can., Jan. 31, 1844; s. 
Edward Bullock, of Essex. Eng., and Matilda 
Catherine, daughter of Maj. Rivers of the 91st 
Regt., Briti-sh Army: ed. public schools in 
Canada; m. 1st, Bay City. Mich., May 17, 1877, 
Mrs. Mary A. Burger (widow), who died May 
26, 1888; m. 2d, Nov. 4, 1891, Ida Mary Blood, 
of Leavenworth, Kan.; 1 daughter: Mary 
Kathrine. Began business life at Otterville, 
Ont., Can., in lumber business for self, 1860- 
1872: 1872-7 in the contracting line on 
the Port Dover & Lake Huron R. R. in the 
construction of that road, which was absorbed 
by the Grand Trunk R. R. Co. in 1880. In 1881 
removed to Rochelle, 111., and In conjunction 
with his brother, H. E. Bullock, established 
the Illinois Malleable Iron Co.; removed to Chi- 
cago, and since July, 1884, has been sec and 
treas. of the Illinois Malleable Iron Co., manu- 
facturers of malleable iron and cast iron 
steam and .gas fittings and other foundry 
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Club: Glen View. Office: 30-32 W. Monroe St. 
Residence: 1740 Diversey Boul. 

BUIiIiOCK, Milo SanderBon, clothing; b. 
Prince William Co., Va., Dec. 26, 1853; s. 
Abraham and Fannie W. (Sanderson) Bullock; 
eu. public schools; m. Sioux City, la., July 25, 
1895, Caroline Sprague; 1 daugiiter: Blanche. 
Began business life as clerk in general mer- 
chandise store at Dunlop, la.; later started 
retail store for self at Sioux City, la., re- 
maining there 6 years; came to Chicago, 1866, 
and took position as traveling salesman for 
Strauss, Ulman & Gutlimann until 1S94, when 
united with John B. Whitney and August 
Christenson in forming present firm of Whit- 
ney, Christenson (t Bullock, manufacturers of 
men's clothing. Republican. Office: 200 Market 
St. Residence: 4947 \incennes Av. 

BUMANN, Charles Fredrick, banker; b. on 
farm in Marathon Co., Wis., Oct. 6, 1876; s. 
Edward and Elizabeth Bumann; began educa- 
tion in a Catholic Sisters' school and later 
attended the Univ. of Wisconsin and Chicago 
Law School; m. Chicago, Apr. 7, 1901, Eliza- 
beth Casey; 1 son: Charles Lloyd. Has had 
wide business and traveling experience. In 
early life became interested in the cotton 
business in Arkansas, and later was elected 
pres. of the New Orleans Cereal Co.; came to 
Chicago and in 1900 established and managed 
the Garfield Bank, of which he is still owner, 
and in 1901 was elected pres. and treas. of the 
Consumers' Coal Co. Office: 1050 E. Garfield 
Boul. Residence: Fifty-sixth St. and Indiana 
Av. 

BUNCH, Francis Marion, grain commission; 
b. Peoria, 111., Oct. 25, 1S71; s. James Frank- 
lin and Hannali (McFall) Bunch; ed. Peoria 
grammar and high schools; m. Peoria, 111., 
Apr. 30, 1899, Evangeline Gould. Besran busi- 
ness life as office bov with the Advance Ele- 
vator Co., Peoria, 111., 1SS5-6; with Smith- 
Hippen Co., grain, Peoria, 111., 1886-94; with 
Rumsey, Lightner & Co., grain, Chicago, 1894- 
1902, and since 1902 mem. of firm of Rumsey 
& Co. (established 1867) commission mer- 
chants in grain, seeds and provisions. Also, 
since 1904, vice-pres. and mem. of board of 
tru.stees of Keystone Mutual Co., Chicago, 
controlling large tracts of Georgia and other 
Southern lands. Mem. Peoria Board of Trade 
since 1890, and of Cliicago Board of Trade 
since 1894. Republican. Mem. Am. Reformed 
Church. Office: Board of Trade. Residence: 
Norwood Park. 

BUNKBR, Cbarles Henry, insurance; b. on 
farm at East Troy, Wis., Sept. 22, 1850; s. 
George and Fannie (Hulbert) Bunker; ed. 
public schools and Univ. of Wisconsin; m. 
Oregon, Wis., Oct. 15, 1873, Helen A. Abbott; 
children: Genevieve Estelle, Gerald DeForest, 
Arthur Stuart. Engaged in railroad building 
and development of coal lands in Kansas, 
1873-6; organized, 1877, and managed until 
1889 the Abbott Buggy Co. of Chicago. En- 
tered insurance business, 1889, as sec. and 
mgr. of Metropolitan Accident Assn.; organ- 
ized, 1900, and was pres. of the Metropolitan 
Accident Co., which was later, with the North- 
western Benevolent Soc, the Continental As- 
surance Co. of Detroit, the Railway Officials 
and Employes Accident Assn. of Indianapolis, 
and other.^:, consolidated as the Continental 
Casualty Co., of which he is pres. One of or- 
ganizers, pres. 2 years and now chairman of 
executive committee. International Assn. of 
Accident Insurance Underwriters. Republican. 
Clubs: Colonial, Chicago Athletic, Hamilton, 
Kenwood. Office: 1208 Michigan Av. Residence: 
484 E. Forty-second St. 

BUNNBIiIi, John Alexander, grain commis- 
sion; b. Brantford, Ont., Apr. 21, 1864; s. Enos 
and Cornelia (Kennedy) Bunnell; ed. public 
schools; m. Paris, Ont., Apr. 11, 1896, Kate 
Capron Baird; 1 daughter: Margaret. Came 
to Chicago in 1882 and held various positions 



until 1891, when became a mem. of tlie Chi- 
cago Board of Trade and a mem. of the firm 
of Hately Bros., commission mercliunts in 
grain and provisions. Republican. Episco- 
palian. Was dir. of tlie Chicago Board of 
Trade, 1S97-9. Cluli: Homewood. Office: Board 
of Trade Bldg. Residence: 5140 Cornell Av. 

BUHTB, Ferdinand, manufacturing confec- 
tioner; b. Germany, July 16, 1846; s. Charles 
and Florence (Schamhard) Bunte; ed. private 
school in Germany; m. Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 
16, 1868, Maria Fauss; children: Theodore W.. 
Charles F., Martha, Laura, Florence. Lived 
in Philadelphia, 1865-76; served in U. S. 
Marine Corps, 1865-7; in the candy business 
in Philadelphia, 1867-76; came to Chicago, 
1876, establishing, with associates, the firm 
of Bunte Bros. & Spoehr, which was 
Incorporated Mar. 1, 1903, as Bunte, Spoehr & 
Co., of which he is pres. Republican; was 3 
years mem. Board of Education of Rogers 
Park prior to annexation. Mason; mem. Park 
Lodge No. 843. Office: 139-41 W. Monroe St. 
Residence: 803 Greenland Av., Rogers Park. 

BUNTE, austav Adolph, manufacturing con- 
fectioner; b. Lemgo, Germany, Aug. 31, 1852; 
s. Charles and Florence (Schamhard) Bunte; 
ed. private schools in Germany; m. Chicago, 
June 1, 1879, Philippina Week; children: Oscar 
C. A., Elsa Florentine, Charlotta. In candy 
business in Philadelphia, 1866-69; came to 
Chicago, 1869, continuing in same line, and In 
1876 with his brother Ferdinand and C. A. 
Spoehr established firm of Bunte Bros. & 
Spoehr, manufacturers of high grade choco- 
lates and candies; on incorporation of the 
business. Mar. 1, 1903, as Bunte, Spoehr & 
Co., became vice-pres. Independent In politics. 
Mem. Scliwaben ^'e^ein, Harmonie Miiiinerchor 
of Lake View. Office: 139-41 W. Monroe St. 
Residence: 652 Fullerton Av. 

BUBCH, Julian Alvaro, lawyer; b. on farm 
In Winnebago Co., HI., Sept. 9, 1860; s. Levi 
B. and Irena (Briggs) Burch; ed. public 
schools of Winnebago, 111., Mt. Morris (111.) 
College, and Northwestern Univ.; m. Genoa, 
111., Sept. 5, 1893, Elizabeth J. Burzell; chil- 
dren: Albert Randolph, Clarence Everett, 
Irene M. Taught school at Genoa, 111., 1880-6; 
then attended to lands belonging to father and 
friends in Nebraska and Kansas; later read 
law in Genoa, 111., and Cambridge, 111., and in 
1896 came to Chicago; was admitted to bar; 
since 1901 mem. of law firm of Burch & Lee. 
Was formerly for 4 years supreme sec. of the 
Patrons of Industry for State of Illinois, 
while residing at Genoa, 111. Republican. Mem. 
Genoa Lodge, A. F. & A. M. ; Knights of the 
Maccabees. Office: 160 Washington St. Resi- 
dence: 1035 E. Fifty-third St. 

BURCHABD, Bd^ar Warne, public apprais- 
er; b. St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 7, 1S62: s. Mortimer 
X. and Jennie (Warne) Burcliard: ed. public 
scliools of St. Louis, Mo.: m. Cliicago. July 
IS. 1894, Ella Elliott; 1 daughter: Marjorie. 
Was first engaged in business for himself in 
firm of E. W. Burchard & Co., wholesale 
jewelry, and in 1891 became chief accountant 
for the Am. Radiator Co.: later became au- 
ditor and financial man for the .-\mes & Frost 
Co. until 1900, when, with :Mr. Wm. E. Coats, 
established the Coats & Burcliard Co., pul)lic 
appraisers and accountants, of wliicii is treas. 
Republican. Veteran of the 1st Regt.. I. N. G. 
Episcopalian. Mason. Club: Hamilton. Office: 
159 LaSalle St. Residence: :{214 Molderi St. 

■ BUBCHABD, John Charles, lawyer; b. Ft. 
Atkinson, Wis.. Sept. 26, 1867; s. George W. 
and Lucinda E. (Charles) Burchard; grad. 
Beloit College. B.S., 1892; m. Chicago, Oct. 18, 
1899, Daisy F. Plummer; 1 son: Donald Ed- 
ward. Learned printers' trade at Ft. .Atkin- 
son after leaving high school; after gradua- 
tion from college came to Chicago and studied 
law; since 1894 In active practice of law In 
Chicago. Sec. Wyoming Hotel Co. and the 



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Clinton Co.; dir. Fox Lake Transportation & 
Trading- Co. Republican. Congregationalist. 
Mem. Beta Theta Pi, college fraternity. Office: 
59 Clark St. Residence: 34 Elaine PI. 

BUBCHABD, Mortimer Neleon, with R. Wal- 
lace & Sons' Manufacturing Co.; b. Moscow, 
Livingston Co., N. Y., June 1, 1837; s. Morti- 
mer Nelson and Louisa Jefferson (Gregg) 
Burchard; ed. public schools of St. Louis, Mo.; 
m. June 1, 1859, Jane G. Warne, of St. Louis, 
Mo. (died, 1868); 2d, Oct. 20, 1870, Harriet L. 
Greene, St. Louis, Mo.; children (living): Ed- 
gar Warne, Alice Webb. Began business career 
In 1851 with Warne, Cheever & Co., firm be- 
coming Cheever, Burchard & Co., 1859, and 
BO continuing until 1881, when sold out to new 
corporation. The Semple, Valle & Burchard 
Co., which was succeeded, 1883, by the St. 
Louis Hardware Co., of which he was vice- 
pres. ; resigned same year, came to Chicago 
and took management of Chicago office of 
Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., silversmiths, and 
when that company was merged into Interna- 
tional Silver Co., became mgr. Factory L, Chi- 
cago, until 1903, when formed partnership 
with Frank H. Challen, under firm name of 
Burchard & Challen, until 1904; then became 
connected with the Chicago office of R. Wal- 
lace & Sons' Manufacturing Co., manufac- 
turers of silver-plated hollow ware. Mem. 
Chicago Jewelers' Assn. (has been vice-pres. 
and pres.). Republican; was pres. Kenilworth 
School Board. Episcopalian; 10 years vestry- 
man and trustee of Christ Church, St. Louis; 
afterward vestryman and trustee of Trinity 
Church, Chicago, and now of Kenilworth Mis- 
sion. Mem. S. A. R., Royal Arcanum, National 
Union, Legion of Honor. Charter mem. Tuscan 
Lodge 360, A. F. & A. M.; also of St. Louis 
Royal Arch Chapter, No. 8. Was a mem. Union 
League Club, 1895-1905. Was one of the found- 
ers of St. Luke's Hosp., St. Louis. Office: 131 
Wabash Av. Residence: Kenilworth, 111. 

BUSDETT, John Burrus, pres. Burdett- 
Rowntree Mfg. Co.; b. Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 
20, 1861, s. Dr. William M. and Sallie E. (Pot- 
ter) Burdett; ed. public schools of Nashville, 
Tenn.; m. Independence, Mo., 1893, Jessie 
Henley; 1 daughter: Esther Lucile. Began in 
business at age of 20 in the commission 
business as representative of coffee and sugar 
plantations, in firm of Burdett & Hayes, and 
in 1885 was in the wool-carding business at 
Nashville, Tenn., under style of J. B. Burdett 
& Co. In same year went to Kansas City and 
leased the plant of the Electric Clock Co., 
operating it for 3 years. Came to Chicago, 
1890, becoming mem. of firm of Burdett & 
Rowntree, incorporated in 1893 as the Burdett- 
Rowntree Mfg. Co., manufacturers of auto- 
matic door opening and closing devices and 
other elevator supplies. Democrat. Was mem. 
of the Porter Rifles of Nashville, Tenn. Metho- 
dist. Clubs: Chicago Automobile, Colonial. 
Office: 85 W. Jackson Boul. Residence: 7746 S. 
Peoria St. 

BtJBDICK, Gordon Qrang-er, physician; b. 
Janesville, Wis., Sept. 15, 1862; s. Edward F. 
and Mary Electa (Newell) Burdick; ed. pub- 
lic schools of Janesville, Wis.; Mitchell Univ., 
Mitchell, S. Dak.; Northwestern Univ. Med. 
School, Chicago, graduating M.D., 1890; m. 
Chicago, 1889, Alvina L. Seltz; 1 son: Edward 
Franklin. Was engaged in ranching in South 
Dakota, 1880-4; since then resident of 
Chicago; engaged in practice of medicine in 
Chicago in 1890; was surgeon at the Columbia 
Dispensary and at the Charity Hosp.; is asso- 
ciate prof, of surgery of Post-Graduate Med. 
School; chief surgeon People's Hosp.; prof, 
of radio-therapy and photo-chemistry in Illi- 
nois School of Electro-Therapeutics. Now 
conducts X-ray laboratory. Mem. Chicago Med. 
Soc, Am. Rontgen Rays Soc. ; pres. Chicago 
Electro-Med. Soc, Am. Med. Assn. Independ- 
ent in politics. Office: 126 State St. 



BUBGETT, Jolin M. H., lawyer; b. Hart- 
land, Vt., Apr. 28, 1850; s. Daniel A. and Ade- 
line (Myron) Burgett; removed with parents 
to Fulton Co., 111., 1854; grad. Univ. of Michi- 
gan, Ph.B., 1872; taught school 1 year; read 
law in office of R. B. Stevenson, Lewistown, 
111.; m. Chicago, 1892, Jane Clarke. Admitted to 
bar June, 1875, and in September following 
settled in general practice in Chicago; partner 
with Abner Smith as Smith & Burgett, 1877- 
1887; now alone. Republican. Office: 159 La- 
Salle St. Residence: Oak Park. 

BUBHANS, Prank Dennis, clergyman; b. 
Burlington, la., July 7, 1866; s. Denslow and 
Clara (Cornick) Burhans; grad. Burlington 
(la.) High School, 1883; took freshman and 
sophomore years at Iowa Wesleyan Univ., Mt. 
Pleasant, la. (took both Latin and Greek 
prizes); junior and senior years at Univ. of 
Denver, graduating A.B., 1894; grad. Chicago 
Theological Seminary, 1898, with degree of 
B.D., and took first prize ($100 cash) in He- 
brew, and first prize ($200 cash) for all-around 
scholarship; m. Burlington, la., Aug. 21, 1894, 
Cornelia F. Kriechbaum; children: Ivan Dens- 
low, Lucile Marie. Was for 3 years in retail 
grocery business, and then 4 years, 1886-90, 
in wholesale grocery business with John Blane 
& Sons, Burlington, la.; pres. Colorado Ora- 
torical Assn., 1893-4; financial agent Univ. of 
Denver, 1894; pastor of Congregational Church, 
Park Ridge, 111., 1895-8; pastor Plymouth Con- 
pregational Church of Salina, Kan., 1899; 
since 1900 pastor Washington Park Congre- 
gational Church, Chicago. Address: 5413 Calu- 
met Av. 

BtTBHANS, James Andnbon, lawyer; b. La- 
Porte Co.. Ind., Oct. 28, 1852; s. Peter and 
Martha Hunt (Andrews) Burhans; grad. De- 
Pauw Univ., A.B.. 1875; A.M., 1878; LL.B., 
Northwestern Univ. Law School, Chicago, 1877; 
m. Valparaiso, Ind., Oct. 7, 1879, Jessie Pler- 
pont Smith. Admitted to Illinois bar, 1877. 
Also mem. of firm of Cooper & Burhans, real 
estate. Author of "Law of Municipal Bonds," 
and of "A Digest of the Statutory Laws Gov- 
erning the Investment of Corporate and Trust 
Funds." Mem. M. E. Church, and active in 
church and Sunday-school organizations. Pres. 
Cook Co. Sunday School Assn., 1899-1901; sec. 
World's First Sunday School Convention, Lon- 
don, 1889; delegate to World's Fourth Sunday 
School Convention, Jerusalem, 1904. Pres. M. 
E. Old People's Home, Chicago, since 1898; 
pres. Epworth Children's Home, 1893-1900; 
pres. Methodist Deaconess Orphanage, 1900-3; 
Wesley Hosp. Training School for Nurses, 
Agard Deaconess Sanitarium; trustee and 
officer in CThicago Deaconess Home, Wesley 
Hosp., Chicago Training School for Missions, 
Jennings Seminary, etc. Republican. Club: 
Union League. Office: 115 Dearborn St. Resi- 
dence: 1108 Church St., Evanston, 111. 

BITBKB, Bdmund "Whitney, lawyer; b. By- 
ron, 111., Sept. 22, 1850; s. Patrick and Nancy 
(Whitnev) Burke; grad. Rockford (111.) High 
School, 1863; Mount Morris (111.) Acad., 1864; 
Northwestern Univ.. A.M., 1869; Univ. of 
Michigan, law dept., LL.B., 1871; m. Rockford, 
111., Dec. 5, 1878, Myra Webster; children: Har- 
old Webster, Ralph Haney. Born and reared 
on his father's farm, and spent all vacations 
from school and college in the harvest field 
or at other work on the farm until final grad- 
uation from the univ. Began practice of law 
in Chicago in 1876, and has continued in prac- 
tice ever since, except while on the bench for 
9 years as judge of the Circuit Court of Cook 
Co., and 1 year as judge of the Appellate 
Court for the 1st District, 1893-1904. Now en- 
gaged in general practice of law as head of 
firm of Burke, Jackson & Burke. Lecturer on 
Equity Jurisprudence and Procedure in Chi- 
cago-Kent College of Law, and in 1904 suc- 
ceeded the late Judge Moran as dean of that 
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Gans Co., and otlier corporations. Mem. Chi- 
cago Bar Assn., and of the Illinois State Bar 
Assn. Republican. Methodist; has been pres. 
of the Methodist Social Union of Chicago. 
Clubs: Union League, Illinois, Lincoln. Otlic^e: 
Hartford Bldg. Re.sidonce: 75ii W. Adams St. 

BUBKE, Robert £iuiiiett, politician; b. Chi- 
cago, Sept., 1N58; s. liichard M. and Catherine 
Burke; ed. public schools of Chicago; m. Chi- 
cago, 1S90, Louise J. Spangenberg; one son. 
Began business life by learning the print- 
ing trade and working at it fifteen years, 
and after that was a news dealer; gained 
prominence in politics of the 22d Ward, and 
became sec. of the Democratic County Central 
Committee and sec. of the County Democracy; 
now mem. of the Democratic State Commit- 
tee; managed the campaign of Carter H. Har- 
rison, Sr., for mayor in 1S93, and those of 
Carter H. Harrison, Jr., in 1897, 1899 and 1901; 
oil inspector of City of Chicago, 1897-1901. 
Head of firm of Robert E. Burke & Co., 
granite contractors. Club: County Democracy. 
Office: 163 Randolph St. Residence: 558 La- 
Salle Av. 

BUBKHABDT, Henry Styer, manufacturer; 
b. Philadelphia, Pa., July 10, 1842; s. Henry 
and Elizabeth C. (Styer) Burkhardt; ed. pub- 
lic school of Louisville, Ky., and private 
"Quaker" school in Philadelphia; m. Cincin- 
nati, O., Mar. 30, 1863, Elizabeth B. Montgom- 
ery; children: Alice Cary (Mrs. David C. "Walk- 
er), Ella V. (Mrs. George E. Ambuhl), Henry, 
Robert M., William, Abby T. Was in grocery 
business, firm of Dow & Burkhardt, Louisville, 
Ky., 1861-7; manufacturer of agricultural im- 
plements in firm of Hall, Moore & Burkhardt, 
Louisville, Ky., 1867-72; manufacturer of mal- 
leable iron castings, in Chicago, from 1873; 
now asst. mgr. National Malleable Castings 
Co. Also pres. and dir. Chicago Railway Equip- 
ment Co. Republican; West Park Commission- 
er. 1884-91. Presbyterian. Clubs: Union League, 
Illinois, Chicago Athletic, Washington Park. 
Office: Twenty-sixth St., near Western Av. 
Residence: 677 W. Adams St. 

BUBKHOIiDEB, Jacob P., physician; b. Ont., 
Can., Sept. 10, 1861; s. Samuel and Mareda 
(Fockler) Burkholder; ed. public schools of 
Stoufforth and Markham, Can., and in western 
Univ., London, Can., graduating M.D., 1892; 
m. Chicago, Dec, 1884, Millie Barkey; chil- 
dren: Charles Augustus, Ferol (daughter), 
Otto Frederick. Began practice in London, 
Can., and since 1893 a resident and practi- 
tioner in Chicago. Is prof, of ophthalmology 
in the Chicago Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat 
College; prof, of physiology Dearborn Med. 
College, prof, of physiology in dental dept. of 
the Univ. of Illinois. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc, 
Illinois State Med. Soc, Am. Anatomical Soc, 
Chicago Laryngological, Rhinological and 
Climatological Soc, British Med. Soc. Repub- 
lican. Office: 103 State St. Residence: 5344 
Madison Av. 

BUBI^i:7, Clarence Angrustus, lawyer; b. 
Chicago, Oct. 10, 1849; s. Augustus H. (pioneer 
merchant) and Anna Maria (Force) Burley; 
ed. at private and public schools in Chicago, 
Miles Military School, Brattleboro, Vt., 1865-8; 
Amherst College, 1868 (did not graduate). 
Union College of Law, 1874-6, graduating 
LL.B,. 1876; m. Waukegan, 111., Nov. 11. 1880, 
Avis H. Blodgett (now deceased); children: 
Ruth Monell, Avis. Admitted to bar, 1876, and 
engaged in general practice ever since; in 1897 
with William H. McSurely established firm of 
Burley &- McSurely, which continues. Dir. Mer- 
chants' Loan & Trust Co.. dir. Burley & Co. 
(china, glassware, etc.). Republican. Unitar- 
ian. Clubs: Chicago, University, Union League, 
Union, Chicago Literary, City; also of Reform 
Club, New York. Office: 140 Dearborn St. Resi- 
dence: 254 Dearborn Av. 

BTTBIiINO, Edward Burnham, lawyer; b. 
Eldora, Hardin Co., la., Feb. 1, 1870; s. Ed- 



ward and Lucy (Burnham) Burling; ed. pub- 
lic schools; studied law in offices; m. Chicago, 
Nov. 9, 1902, Louisa Peasley. Was admitted to 
bar of Illinois by examination before the Su- 
preme Court in 1895; since 1898 with Cyrus 
Bentley in firm of Bentley & Burling, engaged 
In general practice of law. Republican. Club: 
University. Office: 215 Dearborn St. Residence: 
Lakeside, 111. 

BUBIiINa, William Slocumb, pres. Martin 
Grate Co.; b. Canandaigua, N. Y., Nov. 24, 
1859; s. Joseph and Lydia (Allen) Burling; 
ed. public schools of Waukegan, 111.; m. Brook- 
field, Mo., June 6, 1887, Dolle G. Niles; 1 son: 
Harold Dodge. Entered employ of old whole- 
sale hardware firm of Pratt & Co., Buffalo, 
N. Y., in 1882, as traveling salesman, continu- 
ing there until 1885, when went to Middle- 
town, N. Y., In charge of sales for Wheeler, 
Madden & Clemson, manufacturers of saws: 
remained until 1890, when entered into manu- 
facture of gray iron castings in Chicago; 
sold out in 1901 and engaged in present busi- 
ness of manufacturing grates and Iron spe- 
cialties for steam boilers as pres., dir. and 
mgr. of the Martin Grate Co. Republican. 
Episcopalian. Club: Hamilton. Office: Fisher 
Bldg. Residence: Riverside, 111. 

BUXtliZNaAMi:, George Elston, clergyman; 
b. Shelbyville, Mo., Dec. 1, 1870; s. Edward P. 
and Bettie (Elston) Burlingame; ed. in public 
schools of Atchison, Kan., 1877-81, of Belmont, 
Mo., 1882-89; grad. Clinton College, Ky., A.B., 
1894; student Louisville Baptist Theological 
Seminary, 1895-7; B.D., Univ. of Cliicago, 1899; 
fellow Univ. of Chicago, 1900; D.D., Clinton 
College, Ky., 1903; m. Fulton, Ky., Aug 19, 
1897, Laura Jim Pewitt; children: Paul, Ruth, 
George. Was weighmaster Belmont Elevator, 
Belmont, Mo., 1888; sec. Galveston WTiarf 
Co.'s elevator. Galveston, Tex., 1S92-3; or- 
dained to Baptist ministry at Galveston, Tex., 
Aug. 18, 1893; pastor Oakton, Ky., 1894-5; pas- 
tor Clinton, Ky., 1897-8; pastor Windsor Park 
Church, Chicago, 1901-3; since Apr. 1, 1903, 
pastor Covenant Bapti.st Church of Englewood, 
Chicago. Independent Republican. Sec Baptist 
City Mis.sion Soc. Residence: 555 W. 60th PI. 

BtJBM'HAM, Daniel Hudson, architect; b. 
Henderson, N. Y., Sept. 4, 1846. Removed to 
Chicago in 1856; ed. there and in Massachu- 
setts (A.M., Harvard, Yale; ScD., Northwest- 
ern Univ.). Studied architecture in Chicago, 
and became head of firm of Burnham & Root, 
now D. H. Burnham & Co.; architect of The 
Rookery, The Temple, Masonic Temple, 1111- 
rols Trust Bank. Great Northern Hotel, and 
many other buildings in Chicago and else- 
where; chief architect and director of works 
World's Columbian Exposition. 1S90-3; chair- 
man National Commission for Beautifying 
Washington and of commission for beautify- 
ing Cleveland, O. Dir. Bankers' National Bank, 
Standard Office Co. Office: Railway Exchange 
Bldg. Residence: Evanston, 111. 

BUBN'HAM, Edward, hair goods; b. Hook- 
set, N. H., Nov. 11, 1848; s. James and Lucy 
A. (Taylor) Burnham; parents removed to 
Windham. N. H.. wlien was cpiite >ouns-: lived 
there until coming to Cliicago, Jan., 1867; ed. 
district school, Windham, N. H., followed by 
course in Bryant Sc Stratton's Commercial 
College. Manchester, N. H. ; m. Chicago, Jan. 
23, 1879, Mary McGee: children: Edward. Jr., 
Frederic, Raymond. Mnry Genevieve, Clar- 
ence. Norhert, Gerald. Ihirold. T.sahol, Julian, 
Donald. Began business in November. 1871, 
just after the Chicago fire, at 134 W. Madison 
St. Republican. Office: 70-72 State St. Resi- 
dence: 3S9 E. Fiftieth St. 

BUBKHAM, Hugrh I^aBcelle, lawyer: b. Chi- 
cago, Mar. 14, 1857; s. Edwin R. and Mary D. 
(Lascelle) Burnham; ed. public schools, Chi- 
cago Acad, and T'nion College of Law, grad- 
uating. LL.B.. 1SS2: m. Chicago, Dec. 29, 1885, 
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Lawrence B.. E. Crebert, Katharine P.. Phyllis Pauw Univ Greencastle, Ind.. and was grad . 
E, Edwin, Ernest J. Began business expe- LL.B., 1885. from Wesleyan Law School, 
rience as clerk in wholesale drug house of E. Bloomington 111 The same year was admitted 
Burnham & Son; afterward worlted in offices to bar of Illinois. Before and after Ins grad- 
of Chicago Terra Cotta Works; afterward uation was a teacher in the public schools of 
worked on farm in summer and taught dis- Illinois and served four years^ as County 
trlct school during winter months in Van- Superintendent of Schools of Douglas Co., 
Buren Co Mich ; returned to Chicago to take 111. Located in Tacoma, Wash., to practice law, 
law course, and incidentally worked for Had- but returned to native state in 1892, coming 
dock Coxe & Co , abstractors, until admission to Chicago, where he has since been engaged 
to bar 1882; since then engaged in general in the general practice of • law. In politics, 
nractice of law in Chicago. Pres. of village of Republican. Is a K. P., Odd Fellow; m. Al- 
lien View (3 terms). Independent in politics, meda May Wamsley, at Tuscola, 111., May 28, 
Swedenborgian Clubs: University, Glen View, 1885; 1 son: Joseph Bland. Clubs: Press, 
Law Office: 140 Dearborn St. Residence: Glen Hamilton. Office: Ashland Blk. 
View 111 BURROUGHS, Georg-e Tyler, pres. of the 

BURNS, Jolui E., lumberman; b. Natick, Am. Battery Co.: b. Warren, Mass., Oct. 13, 
Mass Mar 20, 1867; s. Lawrence and Ellen 1833; s. Abner Tyler and Mary (Rice) Bur- 
Agnes (Daiton) Burns; grad. public schools roughs; ed. public schools of Massachusetts, 
of Natick, Mass.; m. Chicago, 1894, Agnes Munson Acad, at Munson, Mass., and Quaboag 
May Hines- children: Daiton Francis, Dorothy Acad, at Warren, Mass.; m. Colum.bus City, 
Loretto Ruth Edna. Started in lumber busi- la., Feb. 23, 1863, Mary E. Zieger; children: 
ness at' Lowell, Ind., in 1893; sold out to Wil- George T., Jr., Henry S., P. Coleman, Edgar 
bur Lumber Co , and began business in same R. Served through Civil War, beginning as 
line in Chicago in 1898, as the John E. Burns private in the 43d Regt., N. Y. Vol.; promoted 
Lumber Co , of which is pres. Democrat. R. C. to capt., asst. commissary of subsistence, 
Mem Columbian Knights, Knie'lits of Colum- then on staff duty as capt., and near the close 
bus Clubs: Illinois, Builders, Edgewater Golf, of the war as maj. by brevet. Came to Chicago 
Office- 40 W. Chicago Av. Residence: 1676 in 1868, and engaged in business as a distiller 
Kenmore Av. of alcohol and spirits, distilling and rectify- 

BURNS, ■William Henry, auditor freight ing under name of Phoenix Distilling Co. and 
traffic Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Ry.; b. Abel Ames & Co., 1871-95. In 1893 became 
Chicago Apr. 23, 1865; s. Patrick and Mar- identified with the Storage Battery Co., and 
garet (Casey) Burns; grad. public school, is now pres. of the Am. Battery Co. Repub- 
1881- attended Bryant & Stratton's Business lican. Mason, K. T.; Loyal Legion. Club: Illi- 
CoUege 6 months during 1882; m. Jan. 17, 1893, nois. Office: 172-174 S. Clinton St. Residence: 
Mary E Ryan, of Albany, N. Y.; children: 493 Jackson Boul. 

Warren H., Esther, Frances, Howard. Busl- BURROUGHS, Wallace McMurray, physi- 
ness life has all been in the service of the clan; b. Norman Twp., Grundy Co., 111., Jan. 
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Ry., beginning 28, 1871; s. Charles W. and Mary E. (McMur- 
as clerk in the store dept., July, 1881, to 1882; ray) Burroughs; early education in country 
roadmaster's office, 1882-3; chief clerk In school in Grundy Co., and at Morris, 111.; 3 
office of freight auditor, 1883-98; and on June years in Univ. of Michigan, 1888-90; Chicago 
1 1898, was promoted to his present position Med. College, 1890-3, graduating, M.D., 1893. 
as auditor of freight traffic. Office: 144 Van- Engaged in general practice of medicine in 
Buren St Residence: 7317 Princeton Av. Chicago since 1893. Mem. Arn. Med. Assn., Chi- 

■RTT-R-R Albart Henrv. physician; b. Hancock cago Med. Soc. Formerly interne at Mercy 
Co in A^^g 19 IsfoT's^ Andrew'and Harriet Hosp and at West Side Hosp. ; now instructor 
E (Dickinson) Burr; prepared for college at in Chicago Clinical School and at the College 
Heddine Semi ia?v to 1871; grad. Northwest- of Physicians and Surgeons, Chicago. Treas. 
Sn TInfv PiB 18 77- Chicalo Med. College, and dir. Wicker Parlt Hosp. AssnDir Elmore 
?8S1 -m 1st 18 79 Lizzie L Westlake (diid. County Farm Irrigation Co. of Idaho. Mem. and 
l^^l' fs isk) -M Chfcago Nov 5. 1885! med. examiner Empire Lodge, No. 336, K. P., 
T^vrar,TtQ'-Rp<?=!- chndren- Marguerite H., Wal- Royal League and Columbian Knights. Repuli- 
^rJ^ ?^Hr^ Fni^ Led in general practi^ Hcan. Protestant. Clubs:' Ashland, Neighborly. 

meditrn^e'f7om^8?L Adjuncfprof! o^f medicin°e. Office and residence: 807 N. Fairfield Av. 
Pr^iiPP-P nf Phvsicians and Surgeons. 1897- BURROWS, Daniel Webster, insurance; b. 
?900^lttend.^nt'plivs?cian to Provident Hosp. Plymouth, N. H Apr. 20, 1855; .s^ Joseph and 
T^^rn' Phioneo Med Soc Am. Med. Assn.; Elizabeth (Dearborn) Burrows; ed. St. Johns- 
^rmer mem Chicago Acad of Sciences. Re- bury. Vt.. and Kimball Union Acad., Meriden. 
pubTicln M^thoSist.^Offlceri00 State St. Rest- N. H.;.fitted for Dartmouth College, but did 
^pncp- qHo Pratt Av not enter. Read law with his father, but in 

BURRELI., Ernest Lincoln, leather belting; 1874 entered service of Insurance Co. of North 
•h «Unne Church Pa Mar 21, 1865; s. Rev. America; worked through all depts.. and was 
Jbhn Ilgen and ' Susan Elizabeth (Schwartz) appointed general agent of tl,e company for 
Burrell- ed public schools until 12 years old; Chicago and Cook Co., 1891; started local 
m Brooklvn N Y Nov 21, 1888, Alice Bridge agency in connection with general agency, 
Wllletts; "1 'daughter: Florence Willetts. En- 1895, and has since added other companies 
tered May 12, 1880. service of Charles A. General agent The Title Guaranty & Trust 
Schleren & Co., of New York, tanners and Co.. surety bond dept. ; also liability dept. of 
manufacturers of oak leather belting and lace The .^tna Life Insurance Co. and the Phila- 
leather, and served in various capacities In delphia Underwriters. Mem D W. Burrows 
New York, coming to the Chicago house of the & Co ; also since Jan 1, 1905, of Burrows, 
same firm In 1889 and now being mgr. of Its Marsh & McLennan. Dir .Federal Trust & 
western dent Firm has large tanneries at Savings Bank. Independent in politics. Episco- 
Rristol Terin" works in Brooklyn, N. Y., main palian. Clubs: Chicago, Union, Washington 
office i'n New York, and branches in Boston. Park, Onwentsia, Chicago Golf. Saddle and 
Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Denver and Ham- Cycle. Office: 159 LaSalle St. Residence: Union 

burg. Ger., as well as in Chicago. Also pres. Club. , . . ' r, ,, , , 

Charles Munson Belting Co. Office: 84 Frank- BURRY, JaineB, pliysician; b Montreal. 
Un St. Residence: 1049 Winthrop Av. (Edge- Can., Jan. 3. 1853; s William and Mary (Bry- 
~„ter) son) Burry; early education in public schools; 

BURRES, Josepi Reuben, lawyer; b. Coles grad. Chicago Med. College, M.D., 1875; m. 
Co 111 Oct. 5. 1858; s. George W. and Amanda Lisbon, 111.. Sepc 2, 1879. Caroline J. Sherrill; 
(Woods) Burres; reared on farm. ed. public children: Caroline J.. James, Mary S., Emily 
schools of Coles and Douglas Cos., 111.; De S. Began practice in 1875 at Raub, Benton 



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Co., 111.; came to Chicago in 1SS3 and has editor Tolt.lo Hl;id,^ ISTl-.-?- came to Chlcic-o 

since been engaged in general practice of and wa.s we.stern editor and mgr: of the Am 

medicine and surgery. Is chief surgeon 1111- Agriculturalist and Hearth and Home latTr 

yoj? Stee Co.. and surgeon for the Klgin with Chicago Tribune; .-ind since 187G has been 

Joliet & Eastern K. 11. Mem. Chicago Surgical editorial writer on the Inter Occa 

hoc, Chicago Med. 8oc.. Illinois State Med. editor. 1SS3-9S Ofllce- Tl 

c<„„ !.,_ u g Kxamining Board for Pen- dence: 843 W. Adams St 



Soc. Me 

sions. Independent 

Clubs: University, Chicago Athletic, Washing- Harrison Co., O., May 22 1SC9- s Sheridari 

ton Park. Office: The Rookery. Residence: and Margaret (Quigley) Busby; ^g^^'^^'^''^^" 



Presbyterian. 



BUSBY, Leonard Allen, lawyer; b. Jewett. 



school. Jewett, O". untii 16. th'e'n taught in 

public schools of Harrison Co., O., 4 years; 

1890-4. grad- 

.,„„, ^- -- I.aw School, 

1894-.^i, graduating LL.B. Admitted to Illinois 



4862 Washington A 

BUBBY, WlUlam, lawyer; b. Montreal, Can., ^ „^ „ „^ ..„...o^... 

Jan. 10, 1851; s. William and Mary (Bryson) student Ohio Wesleyan Un 

Hurry; grad. academic course at Harvard uating A.B. ; Northwestern Ui 

Univ., 1874; m. Chicago, June 3, 1896, Jane R. 1894-ri, graduating UL B Adn- 

King; 1 son: William. Studied law and ad- bai% June, 1895 ; clerk with law Hrm of Lvnia'ri 

mitted to bar 1875: since 1887 of Runnells & & Jackson; admitted to the firm Dec. ms 

Burry (John S. Runnells, William Burry, F. (David B. Lyman leaving the firm to become 

B. Johnstone), and engaged in general prac- pres. Chicago Title & Trust Co.. and his son, 

tice Director in several corporations. Demo- David B. Lyman, Jr., becoming junior mem.), 

crat. Presbyterian. Clubs: Chicago, University, under the style of Jackson, Busby & Lyman 

Union pnwentsia Law, Saddle and Cycle. Ot- after the death of Col. Jackson, Jan. 3. 1901 

^^^TTBi^^^^-iirlii^*^- Resi.lenee: Winnetka, 111 Mr. David B. Lyman resigned the presidency 

BUBSON, William Worth, inventor^ and of the Chicago Title & Trust Co. and becarne 

a mem. of the present firm of Lyman, Busby 
T,,i • -cc ,.- , -^ .,, ^ Lyman. Sole executor and trustee of the 
????,® 1° Illinois 1842; lived on farm until Huntington W. Jackson estate: trustee John 
1858; ed. common school and Lombard College. Crerar Library, succeeding Huntington W 
graduating from latter A.B.. 1856 (later A.M.); Jackson in the Board; mem. Phi Delta Theta 
married; children: Wilson Worth Florence fraternity; treas. and mem. Board of Man- 
Adele, Ernest Emerson. Since 1858 engaged agers, Chicago Bar Assn Democrat (Cleve- 
in mechanical study and manufacturing; has land). Clubs: Chicago Ciiicago I^iterarv La- 
worked mainly on grain binders, harvesters Grange. Office: 100 Wasliington St Residence- 
„„j „... ^,. ,..-....,•__ niachines; 1st patent 6042 Woodlawn Av 



manufacturer; b. Venango Co., Pa., Sept. 2 
1832; s. Samuel and Mary (Henry) Burson; 



and automatic knittin 

was dated Nov. 2, 1858; about 50 have fol 
lowed. Made the 1st grain binder to tie the 
present binder knot, 1860; the 1st 1,000 grain 



BtrSBNBABE, William B., stock broker; b. 
Ann Arbor, Mich., Apr. 25, 1855; s. John H. 
and Lucy Amey (Woo.ster) Busenbark; ed. 



binders, 1863; several important features of public schools of Ann Arbor, Mich.: m Mason 
grain harvesters; a universal automatic knit- Mich.. Oct. 10. 1876, Marie E daughter of 
ting machine in which every stitch of the Judge Amos E. Steele; 1 daughter: Grace 
fcJl'jic is controlled by a pattern.remoyable, Marie. Entered service of the Michigan Cen- 
tral R. R. Apr., 1873, in telegraph dept; occu- 
pied various positions In traffic dept., 1876-81; 
appointed general western passenger agent, 



1878; also numerous other Improvement 

Pres. Burson Manufacturing Co.; vice-pres, 

Burson Knitting Co. Mem. Franklin Institute, 

Philadelphia. Republican. Unitarian. Club: Chicago, 1881 ; 'general eastern" agentT" Buffalo! 



Hamilton. Office: Rockford. 111. Residence 
3424 Sheridan Drive, Rogers Park. 



1883; asst. general passenger agent, Chicago, 
1887; general passenger agent Chicaero Great 



BUBTOM-, Ernest De Witt, head prof. New Western Rv., 1889-91; general traffic mgr. 
Testament interpretation, Univ. of Chicago, same, 1891-4; retired from railroad business, 
since 1892. (See Who's Who in America for 1894, to banking and brokerage business, and 



sketch.) Residence: 5717 Monroe Av. 

BUBWASH, Henry Jolin, physician; b. St. 



ge business, and 

nee 1895 associated with Counselman & Co. 

Repulilican. Presb>terian. Mem. Chicago Board 



Andrews, province of Quebec, Can., Nov. 17, of Trade. Clubs: Chicago, Union League, 
1854; s. Albert and Jane (Jefferson) Burwash; Washington Park, Midlothian Office: 137 
ed. public sch.ool of St. Andrews, P. Q., Can., Adams St. Residence: 3122 Michigan Av 



La Chute Acad., 1874; graduate med. dept. Mc- 



BXTSH, David !■., railway supt. ; b. Sharon, 
Jacob H. and Martha 



Gill Univ., Montreal, P. Q., Can., 1879; also wis., July 31, 18 

licentiate of Royal College of Physicians, Bush; public school education: m. Racine. 
London, Eng., 1879; post-graduate St. Thomas Wis., 1879, Nellie M. Smith; children: 1 son 
Hosp. Med. School, London. 1879; m. Minne- and 2 daughters. Began railway service aB 
apolis, Minn., May 3, 1883, Margarita A. night operator on the Western " Union Rail- 
Meyer, of Hanover. Germany; children: Elvira way, 1872; chief operator at Racine. Wis., 



T. J., Florence M. H. (died at age of 5 years) 
Has practiced medicine in Chicago since 1""' 



1875-7; train dispatcher. Jan. IS, 1877, to Sept. 
26, 1880; supt. telegraph. Western Union and 



for several years surgeon Cook Co. Hosp. ; mem. Sabula, Ackley & Dakota R 



and ex-pres. McGill Alumni Assn., Chicago. 
Mem. Am. Med. Assn., Chicago Med. Soc, Chi- 



Mav 1, 1877, 



caeo Pathological Soc. Has writteri^ nurnerous Ry., Sept 

James River 



to Jan. 1, 1882; supt. Racine .*t Southwestern 
division of the Chicago, Milwaukee X: .St. Paul 



26. 



1880, to Julv 1. 1SS7; supt. 
on, July 1, 1887, to Jan. 31. 



monographs on medical sub.iects. Republican 

Mason, D. C. Cregier Lodge, Washington Chap- ISSS; southern Minnesota division, Feb, 
ter; Chicago Commandery, K. T.; Royal 1888. to Feb. 1, 1890; Aug. 15. 1894, to .\pr 
League. Club: Illinois Athletic. Office and resl- -. ^. . . _ _ . 

dence: 721 N. Hoyne Av. 

BTTSBBT, William Harrison, Journalist; b 



1898; supt. River division at St. Paul, Aug. 
15. 1894, to April 1. 1898; as.«t. gen. supt. at 
Milwaukee, .A.pr. 1, 1898. to Mav 1. 1903; since 



Vienna, Clark Co., O., Feb. 24, 1839; s. Thomas last date gen. supt. of the entire r'hicago, Mil- 



C. and Anna Botkin Busbev; m. Oak Grove, 
111.. May 21, 1868, Mary M. Harvey; children: 
Winifred Grace, Mabel Harvey. Left school 
Apr.. 1861. to enlist in Union Army, serving 
until June 19, 1864, Co. C, 1st Kentucky Volun 



waukee & St. Paul Ry. system. Office: Railway 
Exeb.-inere. Residence: Kvanston. 

BUSH, Henry W., fire underwriter; b. Kala- 
mazoo, Mich.. Nov. 29, 1847; s. Harvey and 
Laura M. (Bnrdick) Bush; ed. public schools 



teer Infantry. While in the army served as of Jackson. IVTicli.; m. Chicago, Oct. 4. 1 

newspaper correspondent; at close of war Hannah P. Frisbie; children: Laura M., Hattie 

was city editor of Ohio State Journal until F., Harvey A., George A. Entered insurance 

1867; was private sec. to Governors J. D. Cox office of Bush & McGee, Jackson, Mich., 1869, 

and R. B. Hayes, of Ohio. 1867-8; again city and later became mem. of firm of Harvey, 

editor Ohio State Journal. 1868-71; associate Bush & Son, then Bush. Brown & Bush, and 



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afterward Bush & Ernst; traveled. 1874-82, as 1844; s Sidney S. and Laura (Mofeett)Bush- 

sDeclal asent of the Fire Assn. of Philadelphia nell; ed. public schools of Ohio; m. Chicago, 

and Am Fire Insurance Co. of Philadelphia; Annie Creswell; 1 son: Charles E. Early life 

asst mgr western dept. Fire Assn. of Phila- spent on a farm; came to Chicago in 1862 in 

delphla, 1892-1900; appointed mgr. Nov., 1900, the employ of J. W Bushnell & Bro., commis- 

and since Jan. 1, 1902. associated with John sion merchants, with .whom did accounting 

S Belden under firm name of Belden & Bush and general work until 1867; was exchange 

as mgrs. western dept. Fire Assn. of Philadel- clerk in Union National Bank 1867-8; then 

Dhia Republican. Club: Union League. Office: in retail hardware business with E H. Wells 

159 LaSalle St. Residence: 316 E. Forty-flrst & Co., as a partner; later engaged in hard- 



St. 



BUSH, Wllllain Henry, merchant; b 
tlnsburg, Lewis Co., N. Y., Oct. 22, 1849; s 
James and Caroline L. (Hills) Bush; ed. pub 
He schools of Martinsburg and In Lowville 



ware manufacturing, Vaughan & Bushnell, in- 
Mar- corporated in 1882 as the Vaughan & Busli- 
nell Manufacturing Co. Presbyterian. Club: 
Illinois. Office: 877 Carroll Av. 

BUSSE, Fred A., state treasurer; b. Chi- 



(N Y ) Acad ; m. DeKalb, 111., Feb. 1, 1877, cago. Mar. 3, 1866; ed. public schools of Ch 
Elva Glidden.' First employment was In 1863 cago. Was engaged in hardware business with 



as clerk for Smith & Pitcher, Martinsburg, N 
Y., for 1 year; then was in school 2 years, 



his fatlier for years, then went into the coal 
business and was sec. and treas. of the North- 



and after Sept. 10, 1866, was 2 years clerk westerri Coal Co., later pres. of tlie Busse 

for Seth Miller & Son, Constablevllle, N. Y.; Reynolds Coal Co., and is now pres. of the 

came to Chicago Feb 22, 1869; established in Busse Coal Co. Always a Republican and 

business as a wholesale dealer in hats, caps active in politics; was town clerk of North 

and gloves; now pres. and treas. of William Chicago 1 term, then 4 years in the sheriffs 

H Bush & Co ; also pres. of Francis T. Sim- office, and after that chief clerk in the North 

mons & Co (women's kid gloves). Presby- Town Collector's office. Elected to House of 



terlan. Clubs: Chicago, City, Merchants. 
Office: 188-90 Market St. Residence: 606 N. 
State St. „ ^ . 

BUSH, "William Iilncoln, pres. Bush & Gerts 
Piano Co.; b. Chicago, Mar. 3, 1861; s. W. H 



Representatives in the 39th and 40th General 
Assemblies (1894 and 1896); elected State 
Senator from the 21st Senatorial District in 
1898, and in 1902 elected State Treasurer of 
Illinois for term expiring 1906. Mem. of the 



^nd Marv'j '(Brunt) Bush; ed. public schools Republican State Committee from the 9th Dis- 
of Chicago; m Chicago, Feb. 26, 1887, Pearl E. trlct; mem. Cook Co. Central Republican Com- 

- &_• , .»_■ .„ -.or,-, „.,^v, v>,if+„„ A/r^o, Germania MUnnerchor. Mason 

Hamilton, Marquette, Chicago 



Barrow. Began business career in 1877 with mittee. Mem 
George Woods & Co., manufacturers of pianos ''i'>°^ n^,,u^ 



at Cambridgeport, Mass., first in the factory Athletic. Office: 391 Sedgwick St. Residence 
and later as traveling salesman; represented 504 N. Clark St. 



W. W. Kimball Piano Co. as traveling sales- 
man, 1879-81; 1881-5 was road mgr. for a 
Board of Trade firm; in 1885, with his father, 



BUSSB, Qustave Adolph, retired merchant; 
b. Prussia, Ger., Sept. 24, 1837; s. John H. and 
Magdalena Busse; ed. public schools at Halle, 



W. H. Bush, and John Gerts, formed firm of Ger., and at Franke's Stiftung; came from Ger- 



W H. Bush & Co., of which he was mgr 
and when business was incorporated, 1889, 
as the Bush & Gerts Piano Co., became sec. 
and mgr., and upon death of his father, be 



many to Chicago, 1855; m. 1865, Carrie Gross; 
children: Fred A. (now State Treas. of Illi- 
nois.), Carrie M., George A. Engaged in mer- 
cantile business in Chicago until 1861, when 
24th 111. 



came pres.; also pres. of the Bush & Gerts he joined and became lieut. in the 24th 111. 
Piano Co. of Texas, and the Bush & Gerts Vol. Infy., later becoming capt in the 57th 



Piano Co. of "Memphis, Tenn. Dir. of the North 



111. Veteran Infy.; served in the 16th and 15th 



Side "state Savings Bank. Treas. and founder Army Corps (Gen. Sherman's) until the close 

of Bush Temple Conservatory of Music and of the war; then again engaged m mercantile 

nramatic Art" ores of the Bush Temple of business, but is now retired. Republican. 

MusTc of Dallas, Tex f pris. of the Chicago Lutheran Mem, A. F. and A. M. Mem G. A. R., 

Warmnnic Assn Renublican Mason Clubs: and Loyal Legion; nat. vice-pres. of the Army 

Slrquett^e (pres 19oT-3),(?erran' a Chicago of the Tennessee. Residence: 504 N. Clark St. 
Yacht, Mendelssohn. Office: Cor Clark St. and BUSSEY, George Newton, physician and 

Chicago Av. Residence: Plaza Hotel. surgeon; b. Albion, Wis., Dec. 18, 1864; s. 

BUSHNELL, Charles Henry, physician; b. Benjamin and Jane (North) Bussey; Prepared 

OMoWen Anr 30 I860- s Lewis and Harriet for college at Albion (Wis.) Acad., 1883-8; 

«nd Sur^erv^ of Chicago' was assistant to I Flora M. Squires: Children: Frederick Newton, 

^hfcaeo^hvsioian for 15\'lars priori Kenneth George. Engaged in gen. med. prac- 

u^ti,?tf^n^l896- m Chlcalo Nov 24 1881 Ella tice since 1893. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc, Illi- 

otlrk Dole- ohUdren Lewis Edwkr^^^ nois State Med. Soc, Am. Med. Assn., Univ. 

rb/rlAr^ Fl'm^r Dole' Tn eeneral Dractice of of Wisconsin Club. Republican. Methodist. 

medlSne ^sr^ce IS^l AttelfdTng ' g^yn^e'cofogist Office: 550 Wilson Av. Residence: 2640 N. Her- 

ft'ie^d"i*n\°"g^:L?o?^|isr#ra°n7erS:^".^'ilfar^d^^N^I: ^vi^k ^JJ^^ ^^T^^^^^^Sec^^f ' l?5'i^^e^d° 

aiy"l=tT^^e?.°^C^olle^ge-Y^,ea"?r'se°c^ P^J.^I^^^.^:^"^^^^^^^^ 



Eclectic Med. and Surgical Soc., 4 years; now stitute, Troy, N. Y. 



Millersburg, O., Oct. 
pr^i^of oblt'etHis Am\''CoTlegrof M-'edTcrneand 12, 1877 Ella Lusk; children: Irene, Cornelia^ 
Surgery; prof, of obstetrics. Chicago College Entire business career has been in the stove 



for Nurses; attending surgeon Chicago Union 
Hosp. ; med. examiner several fraternal insur- 



industry, beginning in 1873 in the repair dept. 
of the Bussey, McLeod Stove Works; in 1876 



ance 'associations; attending obstetrician Am. started in the Chicago office of the same com- 
Hosp. of Chicago; attending obstetrician Cook pany, and has continued^^in that business ever 
Co. Hosp.; prof, gynecology, Bennett Med. Col- 



lege. Mem. National, Illinois State and Chicago Republican Presbyterian Club: Illinois Of- 
Eclectic Med. and Surgical Soc. Republican. flce:_ Blue Island Av. and "1 wenty-second St 



Surgi 

Undenominational in religion. Office and resi 
dence: 1680 N. Clark St 

BUSHNELL, 
manufacturer; 



since; now pres. the Chicago Strove Works. 

St. 



Residence: 521 Jackson Boul. 

BUSWELL, Henry Grant, insurance; b. 



Lemuel Moffett, hardware sey City, N. J., Mar. 4, 1865; s. Henry L. and 
Ashtabula Co., O., Jan. 8, Isabella (Smith) Buswell; ed. public schools. 



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m. Brooklyn, N. Y.. Oct. S. 1S90, Josephine del dealer since 1890. Alderman from 27th Ward, 
Rlsco; children: Josepliine, Walter, Marian, now serving 5th term in tlie City Council. 
Florence. Began busine.ss career in the office Republican; chairman board of trustees of 
of Provident Savings Life Assurance See. in the First Congregational Church of Jefferson 
New York City; clerk in the home office of Park. Mem. Royal I^eague, Odd Fellows, K. P. 
the Home Insurance Co. of New York, 1SS5, Mason, Providence Lodge, Irving Park Chap- 
and has remained in the service of that com- ter, St. Elmo Commandery, K. T. Office: Butler 
pany continuously ever since, coming to Chi- Bldg. Residence: 1991 Roberts Av. 
cago in June, 1903, as local mgr. Served 10 BUTIiER, John Sinnott, lawyer; b. Quebec, 
years as a mem. of the 23d (Brooklyn) Regt. Can., June 4, 1863; s. Michael and Mary (Sin- 
of the N. Y. State N. G. Mem. Chicago Under- nott) Butler; grad. law dept. Lake Forest 
writers' Assn. Congregationalist. Office: 201 Univ., 1S96; attended no other schools or col- 
LaSalle St. Residence: 1334 Hinman Av., leges except a short term of night school in 
Evanston. Chicago; m. Milwaukee, Wis., July 26, 1893, 

BUTIiEK, Edward Burgess, merchant; b. Matilda E. Tschirch. Lived on farm near 
Lewiston, Me., Dec. 16, 1S53; s. Manly Orville Chester, S. C, until 17 years old; from 17 to 
and Elizabeth (Howe) Butler; ed. Boston pub- 28 employed in manufacturing business with 
lie schools; employed in wholesale dry goods Adams & Westlake Co., Chicago; in same 
house, Boston, 1870-6. With brother, George business on own account, in Chicago, 1891-6; 
H., founded, 1877, house of Butler Bros., at admitted to Illinois bar, 1896; since then 
Boston; now at New York, Cliicago and St. practicing law in Chicago; especially devoted 
Louis (general mercliandise) ; m. Norwalk, to corporation law and laws of mines and 
Conn., ISSO, Jane, daughter of William Henry mining and successful in organizing gold 
and Esther (Pratt) Holly. Was chairman dredging properties. Sec. and treas. Oro Dredg- 
ways and means committee and chairman ing Co., and sec. Pacific Dredging Co. Demo- 
dept. of admissions and collections, World's crat (independent); was nominated in 1899, 
Columbian Exposition. Pres. for years Illinois by petition, for General Assembly, 21st dis- 
Manual Training School Farm, Glenwood, trict, on "Anti-Allen Bill" ticket, to oppose J. 
111.; trustee Hull House Social Settlement; H. Farrell, democrat, and was supported by 
Chicago Orphan Asylum, Erring Woman's press unanimously, but Farrell was elected. 
Refuge, 1st State Pawners' Soc, Rockford Mem. Pullerton Av. Presbyterian Church. 
College, Bureau of Associated Charities; dir. Mason: Ashlar Lodge, York Chapter, St. Ber- 
Corn Exchange Nat. Bank. Clubs: Commer- nard Commandery, K. T., and Medinah Tem- 
cial, Merchants, Chicago, Union League, pie (Shrine). Mem. Chicago Chapter Delta 
Washington Park, Midlothian. Office: 7 W. Chi (law fraternity), Chicago Bar Assn., Illi- 
Randolph St. Residence: 3408 Micliigan Av. nois State Bar Assn. Mem. Royal League, 

BUTLER, Eug-ene Kincaid, manufacturer; b. Royal Arcanum. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Ger- 
on farm near Rome, N. Y., June 8, 1843; s. '^^Jl''^-,,9^^\'^^SO}'f9^'^-r^^^°^'^°}^-,^^^^y'^^^^ 
Ezekiel and Eunice (Shaw) Butler; parents golf. I^in.ois Athletic. Office: Stock Exchange 
removed to Prophetstown. Wliiteside Co., 111.; Bldg. Residence: Ihe Lessing, 1810 Surf St. 
ed. country schools except 1 term at Kenosha BUTIiEB, Julius Pred, sec. J. W. Butler 
(Wis.) High School; m. Geneseo, 111., Mar. 4, Paper Co.; b. Chicago, 111., July 20, 1866; s. 
1867, Sarah R. Olmsted; children: Hulbert W., Julius Wales and Julia A. (Osgood) Butler; 
Frank (died in infancy), Robert S., Edward ed. public schools, graduating West Division 
Earl. Worked on farm, 1859-61, for $12 per High School, class of 1884; m. Llllie J. Tag- 
month; continued farming until 1S66; entered gart, Louisville, Ky.; 1 daughter: Florence 
employ of C. H. & L. J. McCormick, as can- Elizabeth. After leaving school entered his 
vassing salesman to farmers, continuing with father's wholesale paper business, beginning 
that firm and their successors until 1898, in as clerk in the stationery dept. and later be- 
various depts. of field work and as supt. of coming city buyer, then city salesman, and in 
factory and up to sec. and gen. mgr., which 1891 was made gen. supt. of the manufactur- 
position he held for years; out of active busi- ing depts.; since 1892, sec. of the company; 
ness, 1898-1902. In 1902 bought controlling in- pres. Butler-Jarboe Paper Co.; dir. Standard 
terest in The Keystone Co., Sterling, 111., Paper Co. of Milwaukee, Wis.; dir. Royal 
manufacturers of farm Implements for sale Trust Co. Bank. Mem. Paper Trade Club of 
at wholesale to dealers only; since then pres. Chicago. 1st It. Co. G, 2d Regt., I. N. G. Re- 
of that company. In 1901 assisted in organiz- publican. Congregationalist. Clubs: Union 
ing and is now dir. in the Brownsville (Texas) League, Westward Ho. Oak Park. Office: 218 
Land and Irrigation Co., owning 27,000 acres Monroe St. Residence: 3 Elizabeth Ct., Oak 
of rice land (7,000 under cultivation), 40 miles Park. 

of canals and a pumping plant with capacity BUTIiEB, Julius Wales, paper merchant; b. 
of 100,000 gallons per minute; dir. Iowa Na- Essex, Chittenden Co., Vt., May 7, 1828; s. 
tional Bank, Des Moines. Republican. Clubs: Zebediah (paper manufacturer) and Ester 
Union League, Kenwood. Office: 52 State St. (Morris) Butler; ed. elementary and academic 
Residence: 4850 Greenwood Av. schools of Vermont; m. May, 1S58, Julia A. 

BXTTLEB, Erani Osgfood, vlce-pres. J. W. Osgood, of Bellows Falls, Vt.; children: Frank 
Butler Paper Co.; b. Chicago, Apr. 22, 1861; s. Osgood, Julius Fred, and also 2 daughters, 
Julius Wales and Julia (Osgood) Butler; ed. both now deceased. At age of 13 was appren- 
Brown School and Central High School; m. ticed to a harness and trunk maker at Hines- 
Louisville, Ky., June 10, 1886, Fannie M. Bre- burg, Vt., to remain until his majority, at a 
maker; children: Paul, Julius Wales, Jr. After remuneration of 130.00 per year, and 3 months' 
leaving school entered employ of J. W. Butler schooling each year. At IS he had become ex- 
Paper Co. as clerk, salesman, etc., and since pert at his trade and made a set of carriage 
1890 has been vice-pres. of the company. He harness and a trunk, both of which took first 
is also vice-pres. of the Standard Paper Co. prize at the State Fair. At 20, in consideration 
of Milwaukee, and of the Butler-Jarboe Paper of exceptional services, he was given a year 
Co., Oklahoma City. Republican. Clubs: Union off- his time, and came west to Illinois, 
League, Hinsdale Golf. Office: 212 to 220 Mon- in 1848, the journey taking 4 weeks, which 
roe St. Residence: Hinsdale, 111. was then considered a quick trip from New 

BUTIiEB, Hurbert Wilson, real estate deal- England to Cliicago. Went to St. Charles, 111., 
er; b. Freeport, 111., Jan. 10, ISGS; s. Eugene where his brotlier, Oliver M. Butler, had a 
K. and Sarah (Olmstead) Butler; ed. Chicago paper mill and general store; clerked in his 
public schools; grad. Yale Univ. Law School, brother's store about 6 years; then became 
LL.B., 1888; m. 1st, Viola Douglas; 1 son: partner in a paper warehouse in Cliicago 
Douglas; m. 2d, Chicago, Sept. 17, 1901, Alice (Butler & Hunt), which handled the products 
Carter. Engaged in business as real estate of the St. Charles mill; firm became Laflin, 



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Butler & Co., 1S(;2, and J. W. Butler & Co., 
1869; incorporated as J. W. Butler Paper Co., 
1872, of which he is pros.; also pres. of the 
Standard Paper Co., Milwaukee, Wis.; dir. 
Royal Trust Co. Bank. Mem. and officer Union 
Park Congregational Church. Club: Union 
League. Office: 218 Monroe St. Residence: Hins- 
dale, 111. 

BUTIiEB, Nathaniel Butler, prof. Univ. of 
Chicago since 1901. (See Who's Who in Amer- 
ica for sketch.) Address: 5601 Madison Av., 
Chicago. 

BTTTIiEB, Rush Clark, lawyer; b. North- 
wood, la., Aug. 27, 1871; s. Lindley S. and 
Julia (Pickering) Butler; ed. public schools 
of Northwood, la.; Cedar Valley Seminary, 
Osage, la.; Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, la.; 
Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, graduating Ph.B., 
1893; m. Chicago, June 6, 1901, Isabelle Crilly; 
1 son: Rush Clark, Jr. After leaving college 
studied law; admitted to bar, 1894; since July 
1, 1899, with Eldor J. Cassoday, in law firm 
of Cassoday & Butler. Pres. and dir. Illinois 
Collieries Co., Sorento Coal Co., United Securi- 
ties Co.; dir. Chicago Virden Coal Co., Glrard 
Coal Co., Chester N. Mathews Co., Jones & 
Adams Co. Republican; nominee for legisla- 
ture, 1904. Mem. Plymouth Congregational 
Church. Pres. 3d Ward Improvement Assn. 
Formerly capt. and inspector of rifle practice, 
1st Infantry I. N. G. Trustee Chicago Homoe. 
Med. College. Clubs: Hamilton, Washington 
Park, Tuscumbia Golf (Green Lake, Wis.). 
Office: Monadnock Blk. Residence: 3826 Michi- 
gan Av. 

BUTIiEB, Wallace Edward, pres. Tehuante- 
pec Mutual Planters' Co.; b. Farmington, Me., 
May 26, 1854; s. Edward S. Butler and Au- 
gusta (Baker) Butler; ed. high school in Bos- 
ton; m. Dakota City, Neb., Feb. 4, 1873, Ida 
Wilbur; children: Clarence Edward, Lloyd, 
Elizabeth A., Louie, Lottie. Went to Nebraska 
as the representative of eastern investors, 
loaning money on Nebraska land; studied law 
and was admitted to the Nebraska bar in 
1874; practiced 5 years in the 6tli Judicial 
District of Nebraska and was deputy clerk 
of the District Court and ex-officio clerk of 
Dixon Co., Neb. Came to Chicago in 1895 and 
began the organization of the Tehuantepec 
Mutual Planters' Co., incorporated in 1899, 
and has from organization been pres. and 
gen. mgr. of the companv, which owns exten- 
sive plantations in Eastern Mexico. Repub- 
lican. Mem. of Moody's Church. Office: 134 
Monroe St. Residence: Morgan Park. 

BUTIiBB, Walter, lawyer; b. Kinderhook, 
Columbia Co., N. Y., Jan. 7, 1841; s. Walter 
and Maria (Van Alen) Butler; resident of 
Chicago since Oct. 16, 1844; ed. public schools 
of Chicago and of Massachusetts, and at 
Princeton Univ., graduating A.B. in class of 
1862; M.A., 1866; m. Waukegan, 111., Feb. 10, 
1881, Bertha H. Heinrichs. Taught school in 
New Jersey, 1862-3; read law in offices of 
Woodbridge & Grant, Chicago, Aug., 1863-5, 
wnen was admitted to bar of Illinois; since 
then continuously engaged in general prac- 
tice of law. Mem. Chicago Bar Assn., Chicago 
Law Institute. Independent in politics. Mas- 
ter in Chancery of Circuit Court of Cook Co. 
for 17 years; alderman from the 25th Ward 
of Chicago from April, 1899, to April, 1901. 
Dir. Illinois Humane Soc. since 1901, and since 
death of Mr. Culver, 1902, has been sec. of the 
soc. Office: 131 LaSalle St. Residence: 624 
Fullerton Av. 

BUTTEBPIEID, William Louis, retired 
real estate dealer; b. Chicago, Oct. 28, 1849; 
s. William and Sarah (Brown) Butterfield; 
ed. Racine College, \\^is., and Lake Forest 
Univ.; m. New York, 1878, Agnes Wheel- 
wright; children: Carrie Elliott, Florence, 
Lawrence (now deceased). Was for two years 
an official stenographer in Congress, at Wash- 



ington; then served in the same capacity 
in the Court of Alabama Claims, Washing- 
ton; correspondent for several newspapers, 
including The Capital, The Republican, etc., 
of Washington, D. C, and later in newspaper 
work in Chicago, traveling extensively as 
correspondent; since 1871 engaged in real es- 
tate business in Chicago, with specialties in 
railroad timber lands and acre property. Re- 
publican. 

BTJTTOIiPH, Albert Charles, wholesale 
grocer; b. Charlotte, Vt., Sept. 8, 1852; s. 
Albert A. and Laura A. (Burnham) Buttolph; 
ed. public schools and at Morris (111.) Classic- 
al Institute; m. Keokuk, la., Dec. 27, 1877, 
Louise E. Fuller; children: Grace T., Roy B., 
Ruth, Esther, Albert C, Jr. First business ex- 
perience was in a retail grocery house at Mor- 
ris, 111., 1873; came to Chicago and entered 
the employ of W. M. Hoyt Co., wholesale 
grocers, importers and manufacturers; was 
admitted to partnership Jan. 1, 1879; now 
managing dir. of the company. Republican. 
Clubs: Kenwood (pres. 1903-4), Chicago Ath- 
letic, Midlothian. Office: 1 Michigan Av. Resi- 
dence: 4822 Ellis Av. 

BUTTON, William Jesse, president Werner 
School Book Co.; b. Covington, Ind., Dec. 6, 
1846; s. J. P. and Sarah R. (Hock) Button; ed. 
Indianapolis public schools and in Butler Col- 
lege, Indianapolis, Ind.; m. Indianapolis, Ind., 
1873, Martha C. Commons; children: Elsie, 
Rosemary. Came to Chicago in 1873 as Chi- 
cago mgr. for Harper & Brother, publishers, 
until 1893; in 1893 organized the Werner 
School Book Co., of which is pres. Republican. 
Office: 521 Wabash Av. Residence: 5648 Madi- 
son Av. 

BXTTZ, Otto Charles, lawyer; b. Chicago, May 
2. 1857; s. Caspar and Julia (Magnus) Butz; 
ed. Kinzie School and Wiedingers German 
School, Chicago; thence to Schau's German 
School, New York, thence to law dept. of Univ. 
of Michigan, graduating LL.B., 1877; m. Le 
Roy, N. Y., Mar. 3, 1880, Alice Rogers; chil- 
dren: Robert Otto, Theodore Caspar, Herbert. 
Admitted to Illinois bar Apr. 1, 1877; since 
then practicing in Chicago, 1st in firm of Butz, 
Eschenburg & Prussing, then sucessively 
of Butz & Eschenburg, Otto C. Butz, Lackner 
& Butz, and now in firm of Lackner, Butz & 
Miller, formed Nov. 1, 1889. Republican. Of- 
fice: 100 "Wasliington St. Residence: Winnetka. 
BTTXBATTM, Emauuel, wholesale clothing; 
b'. Eibecliheim, Baden, Germany, Feb. 2, 1855; 
s. Moses and Malka (Schlesinger) Buxbaum; 
ed. New York; m. 1st, Chicago, Nov. 12, 1889, 
Julia Kuh (died July 10, 1899); 2d, Apr. 22, 
1903, Carrie L. Hart; children: Myra C, Louise 
R. Came to U. S. in 1860; engaged In clothing 
business, and in 1889 became connected with 
the wholesale house of Kuh, Nathan & Fischer 
Co., of which he has been pres. since 1901. 
Hebrew religion. Club: Standard. Office: 276-8 
Franklin St. Residence: 4418 Michigan Av. 

BTTZZEIiIi, Edgrar Augfustua, lawyer; b. 
Lowell, Mass., Oct. 10, 1860; s. Rev. Oliver 
Augustus and Mary Adelaide (Merrill) Buz- 
zell; ed. district school. Gibbon (Neb.) Acad., 
1875-8; Univ. of Chicago, 1882-6, graduating 
A. B. ; m. Chicago, Apr. 4, 1888, Jennie Isetta 
Gibson; children: Edgar Gibson, Althea May, 
Harold WInfleld, Merrill Elliott. Student in 
law office of Holden & Farson, 1886-8; admitted 
to bar, Oct., 1888, and became clerk in office 
of same firm until Dec, 1889; mem. of law 
Arm of Holden & Buzzell (William H. Holden, 
senior partner) since Jan. 1, 1890. Republican. 
Office: Hartford Bldg. Residence: 6136 Ellis 
Av. 

BIT AM, John W., lawyer; b. Warsaw, 
Wyoming Co., TST. Y., Sept. 10, 1837; s. Israel 
and Eudoxia (Smith) Byam; ed. Geneseo Col- 
lege, Lima, N. Y. ; studied law with George 
Davis, Geneseo, N. Y., and at Albany Law 



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School, graduating 1865; m. Nov. 26, 1862, 
Maria, daughter of Hon. Jedldiah Horsford, 
of Moscow, N. Y. ; 1 poh: Norton H. Admitted 
to New York bar, 1865; practiced in Livonia, 
N. Y., 1865-82; since 1SS2 In Chicago. Made 
considerable reputation by his defense of 
Frank Mulkowski, indicted, 1885, for murder 
of Mrs. Agnes Kledzich, and In 1888 by his 
prosecution of Sumner C. Welsh for jury 
bribing. Republican. Methodist. Office: 59 
Clark St. Residence: Evanston. 

BYEBS, John Wesley, live stock; b. York 
Co., Pa., Dec. 12, 1844; s. Jacob and Sarah 
(Myers) Byers; ed. public schools of Penn- 
sylvania; m. Harrisburg, Pa., 1868, Frances 
M. Mohler; children: Nellie A., Pina B., Daisy 
M.. Ralph M. Born and reared on a farm; at 
the age of 19 came to Illinois and engaged 
with his brother in the live stock commission 
business for several years. Returned for a 
brief period to his native home in Pa.; came 
to Chicago and accented a position as sales- 
man at the Union Stock Yards with Denney 
& Redman, live stock commission merchants; 
remained with them till 1876 when, on ac- 
count of death, he went east to settle a 
family estate; returned to Chicago in spring 
of 1882 and became associated witli his 
brother and others in the live stock commis- 
sion business, first under firm name of Pat- 
terson, Byers & Co., later under the name of 
Byers, Moon & Byers, and since 1S90 under 
the style of Byers Bros. & Co., witli branches 
at Soutli Omaha, Neb., So. St. Joseph, Mo., 
and Kansas City, Mo. Mem. Chicago Live 
Stock Exchange. Renublican. Ofl^ce: Exchange 
Bldg., ITnion Stock Yards. Residence: 377 Oak- 
wood Boul. 

BTFOBD, Henry Turman, surgeon; b. 
Evansville, Ind., Nov. 12, 1S53; s. Dr. William 
H. and Mary Anne Holland Byford; grad. 
Berlin (Germany) High School, 1868, and Wil- 
liston Seminary. 1870: Chicago Med. College 
(Northwestern Univ.), 1873; m. 1892, Lucy 
Richard Larned; children: Genevieve, Mary, 
Heath Turman, William Holland. Engaged in 
practice in Chicago; specialist in gynecology; 
prof, gynecology, and dir., College of Physi- 
cians and Surgeons, Chicago (med. dept. Univ. 
of Illinois); surgeon to Woman's Hosp., Chi- 
cago; was pres. of Chicago Gynecological Soc. 
and honorary pres. International Congress 
Gynecology. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Kenwood 
Country. Author: Manual of Gynecology; 
Diseases of Women (with late Dr. Wil- 
liam H. Byford). Joint Author: Am. 
Text Book of Gynecology; Keating and Coe's 
Clinical Gynecology; also over a hundred pa- 
pers on gynecological subjects. Dlr. Royal 
Automobile Co. IMem. British Gynecological 
Soc; Am. Gvnecological; Chicago Gynecologi- 
cal; Chicago Med.; Am. Med.; Illinois State 
Med.; Western Surgical and Gynecological; 
Southern Surgical and Gynecological; Missis- 
sippi Valley Med.; Chicago Medico-Legal Soc, 
etc. Office: 100 State. Residence: 4636 Drexel 
Boul. 

BYIiIiESBY, Henry Manson, electrical engi- 
neer; b. Pittsburgh, Pa., Feb. 16, 1859; s. De 
Witt Clinton and Sarah (Mathews) Byllesby; 
ed. Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, Pa.; m. Roselle, 
N. J., 1882, Margaret Stearns Baldwin. Was 
associated with Thomas A. Edison in the early 
days of electric lighting in New Jersey, and 
has been identified with many movements and 
advances in electrical enterprises. Now pres. 
of the Mnnsfield (O.) Ry., Light and Power 
Co., Mansfield and Shirley R. R. Co. and Gran- 
ite Citv roioctric Co.; vice-pres. of Zanesvllle 
(O.) R:v., Light and Power Co., Fort Smith 
(Ark.1 Tr.nction and Light Co.. Oklahoma Gas 
and Electric Co. Pre.^. H. M. Byllesliy K- Co.. 
electrical engineering-. Mem .Am. Soc. of Civil 
Engineers. Am. Institute of Meclianical Engi- 
neers, Western Soc. of Engineers. Republican. 
Clubs: LTnion League, Midlothian; also Law- 



yers of New York. Office: New York Life 
Bldg. Residence: 4642 Lake Av. 

BTBWE, Jolin Henry, physician; b. Liver- 
pool, Eng.. Fob. 4, 1841; s. Foster and Jane 
Maria (McKenny) Byrne; grad. Rush Med. 
College, Chicago, M.D., 1874; m. Chicago, Apr. 
22, 1870, Catherine Scott Whlteford; children: 
John Gerald, Edith, Grace Digby, Crawford 
James. Came to America, 1864; was employed 
in wholesale drug houses for 3 years; went 
Into retail drug business and continued until 
grad. medicine, 1874. Was surgeon for the In- 
surance Patrol, 1892-5; was on staff of Baptist 
Hosp. on Rhodes Av. for some years. Mem. 
Chicago Med. Soc, Illinois State Med. Soc, 
Am. Med. Assn., Medico-Legal Soc, Thera- 
peutic Club. Prohibitionist. Baptist. Address: 
690 W. Monroe St. 



CABIiB, Benjamin Stlckney, lawyer; b. Rock 
Island, 111., Sept. 24, 1872; s. R. R. and Joseph- 
ine (Stlckney) Cable; ed. public schools Rock 
Island, 111.; private schools, Cliicago; Phillips 
Exeter Acad., Exeter, N. H. ; Yale Univ., grad- 
uating, A.B., 1895; Columbia Law School, 
LL.B., 1898. Was engaged in office of Lowden, 
Estabrook & Davis, 1898-9, wlien entered the 
law dept. of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pa- 
cific Ry., and since Jan. 1, 1904, is atty. for 
Illinois for same company. Independent In 
politics. Clubs: Chicago, University, Cliicago 
Golf, Saddle and Cycle; also University Club 
(New York). Office: 144 VanBuren St. Resi- 
dence: 1495 Sheridan Rd. 

CABIiE, Payette Shepherd, piano manufac- 
turer; b. Cannonsville, N. Y., Mar. 18. 1855; s. 
Silas and Mary (Goodrich) Cable; ed. public 
school and at Delaware Literary Institute, 
Franklin, N. Y.; m. Ellenville, N. Y., Oct. 16. 
1879, Kate Elting; children: Anne S., Rachel 
Elting, Gladys. Dorothy Roselle. Was in the 
school book business witli A. S. Barnes & Co., 
New York City, from 1876 to 1880; then came 
to Cliicago and represented Porter & Coates in 
tlie same line of business until 1890, when he 
connected himself with the Cable Co., and was 
sec. of the same until 1903. Then established 
the Fayette S. Cable Piano Co., manufacturers 
of pianos, and in July, 1904, the business was 
reorganized as the Cable-Nelson Piano Co., 
manufacturers of the Cable-Nelson pianos, etc. 
of which company is pres. and treas. Repub- 
lican. Congregationalist. Clubs: Union League, 
Atlas. Office: 200-2 Wabash Av., Chicago; fac- 
tory. South Haven, Mich. Residence: Hinsdale, 
111. 

CABi;x:, Hobart M., pres. the Hobart M. Ca- 
ble Co., manufacturers of pianos and organs; 
b. Walton, Delaware Co., N. Y., Mar. 3, 1841; 
B. Silas and Mary (Goodrich) Cable; ed. pub- 
lic schools Delaware Co., N. Y., Franklin Lit- 
erary Institute, Franklin. N. Y.; m. Walton, 
N. Y., 1869, Estella R. Ells; children: Mrs. 
Martha Augusta Morenos, Hobart M., Jr., Mrs. 
Marie Ells Manning. Beiran teaching district 
school in Delaware Co., N. Y., when 16 years 
of age; elected school commissioner of Dela- 
ware Co., when in 22d yenr, and held position 
until was 25 years old: was in employ of A. S. 
Barnes & Co., school book publishers, of New 
York, for 15 years. Lived in Hyde Park, Mass. 
(suburb of Boston), for 20 years and was iden- 
tified with its public affairs for 12 years as 
mem. of Its school board, mem. of its public 
library board, and mem. of its town board as 
1 of 3" selectmen; 4 years mem. Massachusetts 
legislature, and was cliairman of Committee 
on Bills on Third Reading, nnd 1 year chair- 
man of Committee on Railroads. Came to Chi- 
cago, 1889, and began the mnnufacture of pi- 
anos and organs, becoming one of the foun- 
ders of the Cable Co., in association with his 
brother, Herman D. Cable, who died in 1900. 



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Organized, 1900, and ever since pres. of the 
Hobart M. Cable Co., manufacturing 15,000 
Hobart M. Cable pianos and Burdett reed or- 
gans yearly, at La Porte, Ind., and Freeport, 
111., employing in all 600 people. Mason (32°). 
Office: Steinway Hall. Residence: 4947 Lake 

'^^ABI.E, Hobart M., Jr., vice-pres Hobart 
M. Cable Co.; b. Boston, Mass., Dec 15, 1880; 
s Hobart M. and Estella R. ^Ells) Cable, 
ed. public sciiools of Walton, N.^ Y., and In 
the law dept. of Cornell Univ., Ithaca, N. Y 
After leaving college entered the factory of 
the Hobart M. Cable Co., remaining 3 years, 
where he acauired practical experience in 
piano building; since incorporation of the 
company in 1900 has been its vice-pres. Com- 
pany has factory at Freeport, where are 
manufactured Burdett organs, and n factory 
at LaPorte, Ind., where are rnannfactured 
Hobart M. Cable pianos. Republican. Office. 
Steinway Hall. Residence: 4947 Lake Av. 

CABIiE, Bansom B., chairman of board Chi- 
cago. Rock Island & Pacific Ry., since 1898 
b. Athens Co., O., 1834. Moved in early life to 
Rock Island, 111., where for many years he 
was engaged In coal mining; became interested 
In railway business, becoming pres. Rockford, 
Rock Island & St. Louis R^^-ISJO; elected 
dir. C, R. I. & St. P. Ry. Co., 18.7; asst to 
pres., 1879; vice-pres. and gen. mgr., 188U, 
pres., 1883. Was also for several y^firs pres 
of M & St L.; now also chairman of board of 
Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Ry. Co., 
?nd pres Rock Island & Peoria Ry. Co.; dir. 
Chicago. Rock Island & Pacific Ry. Co., Kan- 
kakee^& Seneca R. R. Co., Manitou & Pike s 
Peak Rv., Corn Exchange Bank (New York), 
Rock Island Co. Office: 14 4 VanBuren St. Resi- 
dence: Rock Island, 111. ^,.4. 4.. >, Tr, 

CADY, Jeremiali Klersted, architect; b In- 
dianapolis, Ind., June 29, 1855; s. Charles War- 
ner and Abigail Alkman. (Kiersted) Cady. 
grad Cornell Univ., 1876. with degree R Arch., 
m. Madison, Wis., Oct. 8, 1891, Paget Daniels; 
2 children: Jessica. Kiersted Paget. Came to 
Chicago. Apr. 1, 1883. to enter employ of Burn- 
ham & Root as draftsman; served with them 
until Dec, 1885; v/ent to Europe and on return 
re-entered the employ of Burnham & Root as 
head of drafting room. May 1, 1886, to May 1, 
1887; then went into practice with Frank W. . 
Handy (Handy & Cady) ; in general Practice 
ever since. Episcopalian. Club: University. Of- 
fice: 172 Washington St. Residence: 17 Astor 

CAHIZiIi, Edward T., lawyer; b. Chicago, 
s James and Mary (McCormIck) Cahill, both 
natives of Ireland; when infant, father was 
killed in railroad accident; ed. public schools, 
followed by self-study in Latin, French and 
other branches. Began life as cash boy and 
later clerk in retail store; studied law; admit- 
ted to bar, 1880; was for some years connected 
with Wilson, Montgomery & Waterman, and 
later with Hawes & Lawrence; now practicing 
alone with general civil practice, hut more 
especially occupied with real estate law and 
chancery practice. Occasional contributor to 
newspapers, magazines, etc., on subjects of 
current interest. Mem. and was sec. Chicago 
Philosophical Soc, mem. Western Psychical 
Soc, Art Institute of Chicago, etc. Republican, 
and has taken active part as speaker In several 
campaigns. Office: 97 Clark St. Residence: 667 
Sedgwick St. , ^ ^ ^ 

CAHN, Benjamin Robert, stock and bond 
broker; b. Chicago, Aug. 26, 1862; s. Aaron 
and Ida (Lorie) Cahn; ed. Allen Acad., Chica- 
go, and Cornell Univ.; m. Chicago, Dec. 8, 
1891, Belle Austrian; 1 son: Alvin Robert. 
Since 1887 actively and successfully engaged 
in present business. Mem. New York Stock 
Exchange, Chicago Stock Exchange (dir.), Chi- 
cago Board of Trade. Republican. Treas. Chi- 
cago Lying-in Hosp. and Dispensary. Clubs: 



Standard (ex-pres.), Ravisloe Country. Office: 
104 LaSalle St. Residence: 4125 Drexel Boul. 

CAHir, Bdg-ar Bernard, manufacturer; b. 
Chicago, May 15, 1877; s. Bernard and Fannie 
(Laurie) Cahn; ed. Chicago public schools and 
Massachusetts Inst, of Technology, graduating 
B.S. (in architecture), 1899; m. Chicago, June 
1, 1903, Mata Elson. Was employed in archi- 
tect's office in Chicago, 1899 to 1901; joined, 
1901, in organization and incorporation, and 
has since been sec. and treas. of the Strauss- 
Cahn Knitting Co. Club: Standard. Office: 267 
E. Division St. Residence: 3804 Grand Boul. 

CAHIT, Morton Bavld, broker; b. Chicago, 
Sept. 28, 1880; s. Joseph and Miriam (Schwab) 
Cahn; ed. Chicago public schools. Armour In- 
stitute, South Side Acad, and Yale Univ., grad- 
uating, A.B., in class of 1901. After leaving 
college in 1901, embarked on own account as 
broker in stocks, bonds and investment securi- 
ties. Mem. Chicago Stock Exchange. Republi- 
can. Office: 104 LaSalle St. Residence: 4809 
Grand Boul. 

CAIBNS, Charles Andrew, general passen- 
ger and ticket agent Chicago & North-Western 
Ry. ; b. Cleveland. O. ; s. Peter and Ann M. 
Cairns; ed. Cleveland public schools. Began 
railway service as messenger in the offices of 
pres. and treas. of the Cleveland, Columbus, 
Cincinnati & Indianapolis Ry. in 1878, and be- 
came stock clerk in passenger dept. Mar. 1, 
1879, promoted through various positions in 
general passenger dept. of combined Cleveland, 
Columbus, Cincinnati & Indianapolis, Indian- 
apolis & St. Louis and Dayton and Union Rys. 
to chief clerk, which position resigned, Apr. 
15, 1889, to become chief clerk Chicago, St. 
Paul & Kansas City Ry. ; was asst. general 
passenger and ticket agent, same road, 1890-2; 
In general passenger dept. Chicago & North- 
Western Ry., Aug. 15, 1892, to Jan., 1895; asst. 
sreneral passenger agent, same road, Jan. 1, 
1895, to Mar. 1, 1903; since Mar. 1, 1903, gen- 
eral passenger and ticket agent Chicago & 
North-Western System. Club: Union League. 
Office: 22 Fifth Av. Residence: 5405 Madison 
Av. 

CAIiDWBIiI^, Henry Wallace, pres. H. W. 
Caldwell & Son Co., manufacturers of power- 
transmitting machinery; b. Sharpsburg, Bath 
Co., Ky., July 20, 1843; s. Rev. Robt. F. and 
Rachel ((doming) Caldwell; ed. Sharpsburg 
Acad, and Center College, Danville, Ky. ; served 
in Union Army as 1st lieut. Co. B, 10th Ky. 
Vol. Cav.; m. Indianapolis, Ind., July 20. 1865, 
Hannah North (now deceased); children: 
Frank C, Oliver N., Julia C, Louise S. 
Learned machinist trade. Patented the Cald- 
well Screw Conveyor, 1875, from which has 
been built up a large business; incorporated 
as the H. W. Caldwell & Son Co., of which 
he is pres. Republican. Presbyterian. Office: 
Western Av., 17th to ISth Sts. Residence: 
52 01 Kimbark Av. 

CAIiHOUN, Georg'e, pres. and gen. mgr. of 
the National Oil Refining and Manufacturing 
Co.; b. Pictou, N. S., Sept. 7, 1850; s. David 
and Isabella (McKay) Calhoun; ed. public 
schools Nova Scotia; m. Conway Centre, N. H., 
July 4, 1870, Nellie Bachelder; 1 son: George 
Weston. First employment was at age of 12, 
as errand boy on a railway in course of con- 
struction through Pictou, and continued with 
the company until, at age of 17, he had charge 
of construction trains in the New England 
States; apprenticed himself to stone cutter at 
Dick's Island, Me., and at 20 was supt. of con- 
struction in building the Boston Water-works 
and reservoirs; after completion of that work, 
became advertising agent for Norman L. Mun- 
ro. publisher, New York; later for 7 years 
with Street & Smith, publishers of the New 
York Weekly; then advertising mgr. for Mun- 
sey's Magazine and organizing field workers 
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Robert Bonner, publisher New York Ledger, 3 
years; subsequently with George Munro's 
Sons, publishers, of New York, and since Dec. 
27, 1895, mgr. Chicago branch, having charge 
of all that firm's business west of the Alle- 
phenies. From its organization has been pres. 
and gen. mgr. of the National Oil Refining 
and Manufacturing Co. Office: 79 Dearborn St. 
Residence: 1873 Magnolia Av. 

CAIiHOniT, James Lawrence, general agent 
of the Adams Express Co.; b. Beaufort, S. C, 
Jan. 25, 1853; s. James Lawrence and Jane 
(Verdier) Calhoun; ed. public schools Newman, 
Ga., Tuskegee, Ala., Montgomery, Ala.; m. 
Opelika, Ala., June, 1876, Effie C. Moore; chil- 
dren: Lawrence V., Sallie E., William H., Lucy 
M., James R. Clerk in country store at New- 
man, Ga., at 14, in grocery at Tuskegee, Ala., 
at 15, in clothing store at Montgomery, Ala., 
at 18; entered service of Southern Express Co. 
In 1876, Adams Express Co., 1S81; route agent 
1881-4; agent at St. Louis, Mo., 1884-92; supt. 
at St. Louis, 1892-4; since Nov. 14, 1894, In 
present position as general agent for the com- 
pany with headquarters at Chicago. Episco- 
palian. Office: 63-65 Washington St. Residence: 
5729 Monroe Av. 

CALHOUN, ■William James, lawyer; b. Pitts- 
burgh, Pa., Oct. 5, 1S4S; s. Robert and Sarah 
(Knox) Calhoun; academic education, Union 
Seminary, Poland, O.; m. Dec. 26, 1875, Alice 
D. Harmon, Danville, 111. (died Aug. 17, 1898); 
children: Marian Calhoun, Corinne Calhoun 
Gray. Admitted to bar, Jan., 1875; practiced 
at Danville until Mar. 8, 1898; was mem. of 
Interstate Commerce Commission, Mar. 8, 
1898, to Oct. 1, 1900; removed to Chicago and 
became a mem. of the law firm of Pam, Cal- 
houn & Glennon, and later, Calhoun, Lyford & 
Sheehan; dir. and general counsel of the Corn 
Products Co., Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co., 
Western counsel for B. & O. R. R. Co.; dir. of 
the Indiana, Illinois & Iowa R. R. Co. Repub- 
lican. Clubs: Chicago, Union League, Mar- 
quette, Exmoor. Office: The Rookery. Resi- 
dence: 397 E. Erie St. 

CALKINS, Lucius Allen, broker; b. Chicago, 
Aug. 14, 1860; s. Allen C. and S. J. Calkins; 
ed. public grammar and high schools of Chica- 
go to 1876; m. Chicago, 189S, Henrietta Har- 
land; 1 daughter: Henrietta Mary. On leaving 
school in 1876 entered employ of the firm of 
D. W. Irwin & Co., stocks and bonds; after- 
ward was with various firms imtil 1899 when 
established business for self; now mem. of 
the firm of Wrenn, Calkins & Egan,, stock and 
grain brokers. Clubs: Edgewater Golf, Casino 
(Edgewater). Office: The Rookery. Resi- 
dence: 1803 Sheridan Rd. 

CALLAGHAN, James Edward, law pub- 
lisher; b. Boston, Mass., Oct. 26, 1857; s. 
Bernard and Mary (King) Callaghan; ed. 
public schools of Chicago and West Division 
High School; grad. Georgetown Univ. in class 
of 1880; m. Ann Arbor. Mich., 1886, Mary Don- 
nelly; children: Bernard, Edward, James 
(all now deceased), Mary S.. Emma Mar- 
garet. On graduation from college 1880, en- 
tered the law publisliing house of Callaghan 
<t Co., of which his father was the founder, 
in 1864, and since 1881 has been a partner in 
the firm. Clubs: Washington Park, Chicago 
Yacht, Chicago Athletic. Caxton. Lake Geneva 
Country. Office: 114 Monroe St. Residence: 
2962 Indiana Av. ; summer. Williams Bay. Wis. 

CALLAHAN, Charles H.. justice of the 
peace, police magistrate; b. Boston, Mass., 
Sept. 20, 1862; s. Andrew and Anna (Klngt 
Callahan; ed. public schools in Chicago; m. 
Ann Arbor. Mich., June 1. 1887, Anna T. Don- 
nelly; children: Andrew J.. May De Chantel, 
Anna, Bernard J., James E. Grad. Kent Col- 
lege of Law. LL.B., 1897. Was engaged at 
various occupations until about 22 years of 
age, when became supt. of Prussing" Vinegar 
Co.'s various plants till 1893; deputy clerk of 



Circuit Court of Cook Co., 1893-7; since 1897 
justice of the peace and police magistrate at 
vPiVi'-'^^^f^i ^^^"^ senatorial committeeman 2 
years, pres. Democratic Club of 7th Ward 
?lT- S. Chicago Irish Historical Soc , Rovai 
League N. Am. Union, Nat. Union. R C Was 
mem. of St. Elizabeth Church quartette for 16 
years^ Club: Iroquois. Office: 9206 Commercial 
^\^^^^<i<^nce: 6448 Greenwood Av '"'"^'^^'^' 
^^■^^ f^?^^^' Joseph Eliot, insurance; b. 
Peoria. 111., Nov. 19, 1866; s. Eliot and Marv 
\u'yV, g^"^."d%V, ^d. public schools Peoria"^ 
111., m. Peoria, 111.. 1888, Florence G. Hewitt" 
1 son: Hewitt. Learned the business of manu^ 
facturing chemist at Peoria, 111., and was en- 
gaged in the business for 3 years; then asst 
cashier Dime Savings Bank, Peoria, until 1898- 
came to Chicago and engaged in the insurance 
business. Since 1901 of the Macdonell, Baker! 



Callender Co., ins 



urance agency, and now sec. 



Republican. Baptist. Mem. Loyal Legion, Na- 
val Order of the U. S. Office: 122 Monroe St 
Residence: 345 LaSalle Av. ^"'"ue oi. 

CALM, Charles E., manufacturing chemist; 
b St. Louis Mo.. July 16, 1858; s. Emil C. and 
^f,?t^^nl.t (Arnold) Calm; ed. gymnasia in 
btuttgart, Germany, and Univ. of Gottingen 
f«Qf"'4^V-"^ l^^':"^- Milwaukee, Wis., June 16,' 
1895, Elize Schaefer. After leaving college en- 
gaged In chemical practice; came to Chicago 
from California in 1894 to establish here a 
branch house of the firm of M. Calm & Bro 
manufacturing chemists, importers and ex- 
porters, whose head office is at 41-43 Warren 
St., New York, with laboratory at Brooklyn 
and works at Passaic River, N. J., and New- 
ark, N. J. Also pres. of the Preservaline Manu- 
facturing Co., food preservatives; managing 
dir. of the Hygeian Research Laboratory, and 
pres. of the Columbus Borax Co. Mem Am 
Chemical Soc, Soc. of Chemical Industry of 
London Clubs: California (Los Angeles). 
Chemists (New York). Ofl^ce: 190 Michigan St 
Residence: The Lessing Annex, summer; Los 
Angeles, winter. 

,,.9,'^^?^**^' -^-^Boa Mayers, physician; b. 
Millersburg, O., Mar. 19, 1874; s. Robert Mat- 
thews and Rachel (Mayers) Cameron; grad. 
Millersburg (O.) High School, 1892; Bethany 
College, West Virginia, A.M., 1895; Hahne- 
mann Med. College, Philadelphia, M.D., 1900 
Resident physician Hahnemann Hosp., Phila- 
delphia, 1900-1; since 1901 in practice of medi- 
cine in Chicago. Adjunct prof, materia medlca 
and clinical asst. in pediatrics, Hahnemann 
College and Hosp., Chicago; attending physi- 
cian Chicago Nursery and Half-Orphan Asy- 
lum. Medical examiner Roval Neighbors and 
Modern Woodmen; U. S. Health and Accident 
Co., the General Accident Assurance Corpora- 
tion. Sec. Chicago Homoe. Med. Soc. Mem 
Christian Church. Club: University. Residence- 
N. State, cor. Chestnut St. Office: Reliance 
Bldg. 

CAMEBON, Daniel Boss, stationer, printer, 
and blank book manufacturer; b. Summers- 
town, Ont., Aug. 19, 1836; s. Daniel and Isa- 
bella (Ross) Cameron; ed. common school 
Summertown, and high school, Williamstown 
Ont. "U'ent to Ft. Covington. N. Y. ; clerked 
for Manning & Tuthlll, general merchants, for 
5 years; then formed partnership with Mr 
Ware, under the name of Ware & Cameron 
general merchants; sold out and came to Chi- 
cago, 1863. In employ of Culver. Page & 
Hoyne, stationers and printers, 1865-9- in 
1870, with partners, established In business as 
Cameron, Amberg & Co. Was for 6 years mem 
of Cook Co. Board of Education, and for 16 
years on Chicago Board of Ediicatlon, of which 
has been twice pres., and he is now chairman 
of school management. Democrat. Eniscooa- 
lian. Office: 71-73 Lake St. 

CAMEBON, Df^g-ht Poster, pres. South Chi- 
cago City Rv. Co.; h. Stockbridge. Madison 
Co.. N. Y., July 28, 1834; s. John and Isabella 



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(Minzie) Cameron (both natives of Perth- 
shire, Scot.); removed with parents to Ottawa, 
111.; ed. district sc)iools, and at Peterborough 
Acad., New York; m. June 28, 1856, late Fan- 
nie E., daughter of George H. Norris, Ottawa, 
Til.; children: Capt. George H. Cameron (4th 
Cavalry, U. S. A.), Mary Gertrude (wife of 
Wilson Fish), Dwight F., Jr. Studied law at 
Ottawa, 111., with the law firm of Glover & 
Cook; admitted to Illinois bar in 1856; prac- 
ticed at Ottawa, 111., from 1856 to 1870; came 
to Chicago in 1870 and was engaged in various 
enterprises until 1891, when assumed present 
position as pres. and dir. of the South Chicago 
City Ry. Co. and of the Hammond. Whiting 
and East Chicago Electric Ry. Co. Republican. 
Mem. St. Andrews Soc. Club: Washington 
Park. Office: First National Bank Bldg. Resi- 
dence: 5014 Madison Av. 

CAMEBON, Edgar Spier, artist painter; b. 
Ottawa, 111., May 26, 1862; s. John Rush and 
Emily (Spier) Cameron; ed. public schools, 
Chicago Acad. Design, Art Students League 
(New York), Acad. Julien and ftcole des Beaux 
Arts (Paris); m. Chicago, 1890, Marie Gelon, 
Art critic Chicago Tribune, 1891-1900; exhibi- 
tor Paris Salon; hon. mention Yerkes Prize 
Competition, 1892; worked on decoration for 
World's Columbian Exposition; mem. Interna- 
tional Jury, Paris Exposition, 1900; silver 
medal, Paris, 1900. One of founders Municipal 
Art League, Chicago; mem. Soc. Amateur Pho- 
tographers; hon. mem. Palette and Chisel 
Club, (Chicago; associate Chicago Architectural 
Club; mem. Arts Club. Most important work 
le Youth of Christ. Works, including figure, 
landscape and decorative paintings, are owned 
by Chicago Historical Soc, Union League, 
Arche and Woman's Aid clubs, Chicago. Ad- 
dress: Studio Bldg. 

CAMEBOK', Jolm Eillyard, vice-pres. Ham- 
ilton National Bank; b. Kirkfleld, Ont., Can., 
Feb. 8, 1857; s. Ewen and Harriet (Taylor) 
Cameron; ed. public scliools, Ontario; m.'Dela- 
van, Wis., 1884, May Phoenix; 1 daughter, 
Mary Eden. Began business career as a mes- 
senger in the Mechanics Bank at Montreal, 
Can., 1877-80; then at London. Ont., with the 
Federal Bank; came to Chicago, 1881, and was 
with the Merchants National Bank 10 years, 
becoming paying teller; thence went, in 1891, 
to National Bank of rhe Republic as asst. cash- 
ier, and was made cashier in 1898, remaining 
until 1903, when assumed present position as 
vice-pres. of the Hamilton National Bank. 
Clubs: Bankers, Chicago Yacht. Columbia 
Yacht. Office: 80 LaSalle St. Residence: 5135 
Hibbard Av. 

CAMERON, John McBae, lawyer; b. Ottawa, 
Can.. Sept. IS, 18G7; s. Neil and Mary (McRae) 
Cameron; ed. grammar and high schools, Chi- 
cago; m. Chicago, Jan. 1, 1895, Anna M. Iver- 
son; children: Alan C, Juliette A. (deceased), 
Anita C. Admitted to Illinois bar, 1889: asso- 
ciated, 1889, with law firm of Campbell & 
Custer, and, 1896, with Custer, Goddard & 
Griffin until formation of present firm of Cus- 
ter, Griffin & Cameron in 1903. Mem. Illinois 
State Bar Assn., Chicago Bar Assn. Republi- 
can. Episcopalian. Resident of Chicago from 
1869 to 1896, since that time of Riverside, 111.; 
trustee of the village of Riverside since 1901. 
Onice: The Rookery. Residence: Addison Rd., 
Riverside. 

CAMEBOK', Ossian, lawyer: b. Montreal, 
Can., Mar. 22, 1868; s. Colin and Annie (Mun- 
ro) Cameron: ed. St. liOuis public schools, 
1876-84; grad. Chicago College of Law (Lake 
Forest Univ.), 1893. Admitted to Illinois bar, 
June, 1893. Republican. Club: Hamilton. Au- 
thor: Illinois Criminal Law and Practice, 1898; 
City and Village Laws, 1904; Revised and en- 
larged Jones' and Binmore's General Legal 
Forms and Precedents, 1902; also author on 
Work of Corporation Law, 1905. Mem. Chicago 



Bar Assn. Office: Oxford Bldg. Residence: 
5610 Indiana Av. 

CASSEBON, Peter Ferguson, insurance; b. 
Glasgow, Scotland, Feb. 7, 1859; s. John and 
Mary (Ferguson) Cameron; ed. public schools, 
Chicago, Hyde Park Higli School; m. Cincin- 
nati, O., Apr. 11, 1889, Mary A. Wynne; chil- 
dren: Mary A., Florence W. Business life be- 
gan in Chicago branch office of the Northwest- 
ern National Fire Insurance Co. of Milwaukee 
in 1876, continuing until 1888, then with Fred 
S. James & Co. from 1888 to 1892, when estab- 
lished the firm of P. F. Cameron & Co., agents 
for the Niagara Fire Insurance Co. of New 
York. Democrat. Presbyterian. Mem. St. An- 
drews Soc, Royal Arcanum, National Union. 
Club: Homewood. Office: 189 LaSalle St. Resi- 
dence: 5748 Washington Av. 

CAMEBOSr, William Allan, manufacturer; b. 
Detroit, Mich., Aug. 9, 1876; s. Alexander and 
Sarah Kathleen (Saunders) Cameron; ed. pub- 
lic school, and St. Paul's School, Detroit. On 
leaving school. In 1894, became connected with 
the Kellogg-Mackay-Cameron Co., manufactur- 
ers of boilers and radiators and jobbers of 
heating and steam-fitters' supplies, of which 
he is now treas. (company has branches in 
New York, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Seattle, 
Wash.). Dir. Kellogg-Mackay-Cameron Co.; 
dir. Federal Boiler and Supply Co.; dir. Union- 
town Acme Radiator Co. Republican. Clubs: 
Chicago Athletic, Chicago Yacht, Exmoor, 
Washington Park. Fox Lake Yacht, Midlo- 
thian. Office: Lake and Franklin Sts. Resi- 
dence: 2928 Kenmore Av. 

CAMP, Walter Mason, chief editor of Rail- 
way and Engineering Review; b. Camptown. 
Pa., Apr. 21. 1867; s. Treat B. (Capt. Co. F, 52d 
Pa. Vols., War of Rebellion) and Hannah A. 
(Brown) Camp; attended common schools in 
Wyalusing, Pa., irregularly, 1874-81: attended 
Pennsylvania State College, 1887-91, gradu- 
ating as C.E. ; m. Blue Island, 111., May 
2, 1898, Emeline Sayles. After leaving 
college was surveyor and draftsman with 
Southern Pacific Co. in California; chief engi- 
neer and supt. Rainier Av. Electric Ry., Seat- 
tle, Wash.; work train foreman and section 
foreman, Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern R. R.; 
post-graduate student in electricity and steam. 
Univ. of Wisconsin, 1895-6; with Englewood 
& Chicago Electric (storage battery) Ry., as 
inspector of materials in 1896 and as supt. of 
construction, 1897; since 1897 chief editor 
of Railway and Engineering Review. Author 
and publisher of Notes on Track. Mem. Am. 
Soc. of Civil Engineers; Am. Ry. Engineering 
and Maintenance of Way Assn.; Soc. for Pro- 
motion of Engineering Education; Am. Soc. for 
Testing Materials. Was cadet at Pennsylvania 
State College 4 years, and brevetted 2d It. 
Pennsylvania State Militia in 1891. Office: 
Manhattan Bldg. Residence: Auburn Park, 111. 
CAMPBEIiXi, Alexander Fergus, commission- 
er for Chicago Underwriters' Assn.; b. West- 
moreland Co., Pa., May 20, 1852; s. Mungo D. 
and Mary Ann (Mabon) Campbell; ed. public 
schools of Monmouth, 111.; m. Oquawka, 111.. 
Mar. 25, 1885, Carrie S. Graham. Learned the 
moulders' trade in a foundry at Monmouth, 
111., beginning at the age of 13 and remaining 
2 years; then was for 5 years clerk in the 
post-office at Monmouth, 111., and after that in 
railway mail service on the Chicago, Burling- 
ton (Sr Ouincy R. R. for 13 years; came to 
Chicago in 1888, and was in charge of the cir- 
culating dept. on the Chicago Times until 
1893, when entered Police Dept. of Chicago 
and served as sec. and capt. until 1899; in- 
spector of police in charge of North Side, 
1899-1904; since Feb. 1, 1904, commissioner 
for Chicago Underwriters' Assn. Republican. 
Mem. St. Andrews' Soc Club: Illinois. Office: 
159 LaSalle St. Residence: 81 Warren Av. 

CAMFBEIii;, AroMbald Matthew, building 
contractor; b. Chicago, Feb. 4, 1868; s. Mur- 



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doch and Jeanette Bnrr (Caldwell) Campbell; 
ed. Clarke and Marquette (public) Schools; in. 
Chicago, Feb. 14, 1S04, Fannie Mary Holmes; 
children: Frances Adelaide. Jeannette, Holmes. 
Was cash bo.v for C. W. & E. Pardridpe, dry- 
goods, 1878-80; office boy, asst. bookkeeper, 
bookkeeper and cashier, A. S. Gage & Co., 
whole.'--nle millinery, lSSO-5; priyate sec. to Al- 
bert R. Gage, 1SS5-G. Carpenter apprentice, 
Nov., 18S6. to May, 1S88, with Campbell Bros. 
Mfg. Co. (father's company); from May, 1888, 
to May, ISOS; junior partner of Murdoch 
Campbell Co., which built 30 buildings on Chi- 
cago World's Fair grounds at aggregate co.st 
of $750,000; also built at New Orleans, La., 
the Hennen Building. Liverpool and London 
and Globe Insurance Building. Tulane College 
Building, and the New Orleans Telephone and 
Telegraph Co. Building. In May, 1898, alone 
in business, as Arch. M. Campbell Co., now a 
corporation, of which is pres., and has built a 
total of $3,000,000 in buildings for Marshall 
Field & Co., Bradner Smith & Co., Jacob Birk, 
Jacob L. Kesner, Otto Young, Washington 
Porter, Hanley, Casey Co.. Goss Printing Press 
Co., B. & O. R. R. Co., Pa. R. R. Co., Lalance & 
Grosjean. etc. Republican. Mason (Pleiades 
Lodge, Wiley M. Egan Chapter, Chicago Com- 
mandery, Medinah Temple) : mem. Royal Ar- 
canum. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Illinois, Co- 
lumbia Yacht, Chicago Automobile. Office: 197 
E. Madison St. Residence: 2S1 Ashland Boul. 

CAMPBEIiI^, Daniel Alexander, lawyer; b. 
Elgin, 111., June 23, 1863; ed. public and high 
schools in Winnebago Co., 111., and in law at 
Union College of I^aw, Chicago. Admitted to 
bar, Mar. 5, 1886. Mem. Chicago Bar Assn. 
Republican. Mem. 38th General Assembly of 
Illinois. Office: Chamber of Commerce. Resi- 
dence: 1209 Washington Boul. 

CAMFEEIiIi, David C Investment banker: 
b. Wheeling, W. Va., 1834; ed. public schools 
of West Virginia; m. Iowa, 1862, Mary A. 
Shonts; children: John A., Charles P., David 
S. Was In banking in Centerville, la., 1871-93, 
when removed to Chicago; now mem. Campbell 
Investment Co. Office: 169 Jackson Boul. Resi- 
dence: 9204 S. Robey St. 

CAMPBEIiIi, Donald A., broker; b. Mariposa 
Twp., Can.. Apr. 27, 185.5; s. John and Effie 
(Sinclair) Campbell; ed. public school; m. New 
Orleans, July 22, 1886, Mary Hamilton Strob- 
hart. At age of 12 years became clerk in gen- 
eral store at Port Parry. 3 years; with whole- 
sale dry goods firm of Hughes Bros., Toronto, 
1 year, and with a Toronto wholesale grocery 
firm 3 years; came to Chicago, 1876, and was 
for 15 years with Ingraham, Corbin & May as 
cashier and office mgr. ; then with Locke, 
Huleath & Co. as mgr. of their credit dept. ; 
became a broker in stocks and bonds, estab- 
lishing firm of Donald A. Campbell & Co.. in 
1901. Independent in politics. Episcopalian. 
Mem. St. Andrews Roc, Royal Arcanum. Of- 
fice: 108 LaSalle St. Residence: 616 W. 57th 
PI.. Englewood. 

CAKPBEIiIj, James M., Congregational cler- 
gyman. fSee WTio's T\'ho in America for 
sketch.) Residence: Lombard. 111. 

CAMPBEIfli, James Tweedie, physician; b. 
Whitby. Ont., Can., Nov. 9, 1865; s. James and 
Rebecca (Tweedie) Campbell; ed. public and 
high schools, Whitby, Can.; Univ. of Toronto, 
Med. Faculty, graduating, M.B., 1889; Belle- 
vue Hosp. Med. College, New York, M.D., 1889; 
Royal (jollege of Surgeons of England as 
M.R.C.S., 1890. Since 1890 continuously en- 
paged In practice of medicine and surgery in 
Chicago, now specializing in diseases of the 
ear, nose and throat. Formerly instructor of 
anatomy at Northwestern Univ. Med. School; 
now prof, of laryngology and rhinology at 
Post-Graduate Med. School. Mem. College of 
Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Chicago 
Med. Soc, Chicago Laryngologlcal Soc. ; mem. 



Wanderei-s Athletic As.sn. Office: 34 Wasliing- 
ton St. Residence: 4G0 Bowen Av 
„ CAMPBELL, Jolm Gladstone,' lawyer- b 
Whitby, Ont., Jan. -8. 18Gi»; s. jimes and'Re^ 
Vl90^ VLT^^.'"^ Campbell; grad. Toronto Un?v., 
Inntn Wn ^°''''^® "\ ^'^^Y.^' Osgood Hall. To: 
ronto, 1890-1; came to Chicago, 1891 Admitted 
to bar, 1892 associated with the firm o?Ald^ 
rich, Payne & Defrees, and when that firm was 

Brace & Ritter, became a partner in the latter 
Presbyterian. Club: Union League. Office 
Home Insurance Bldg. Residence: 466 Bowen 

CABIPBELL, Ralph Kankln, physician- b 
Johnstown, Pa., July 6, 1867; s Gen Jacob M 
^n^ ^^^l.?- Campbell; ed. Johnstown pubHc 
P.f?= ^' Eldersridge Acad.. Pa., the Hill School. 
Pottstpwn, Pa., Eastman's Business College 
Poughkeepsie N. Y., Jefferson Med. Co e|e' 
graduating, M.D., Apr. 2, 1890; post-graduffte 
studies in Heidelberg, Germany; m. Chicago 
Feb. 10^ 1892, Ida Belle M. Macarthur chiN 
dren: Robert Macarthur, Katharine Rankin 
Was mechanical and civil engineer previous to 
taking up study of medicine and surErery- en- 
gaged in practice since 1890. Prof, of skin 
venereal and genito-urinary diseases, Chicaen 
Policlinic; associate dermatologist on staff of 
Cook Co Hosp.; dermatologist to Passavant 
Memorial and Policlinic hosps. Pres. Chicago 
Urological Soc: sec. for Section of Cutaneous 
Medicine and Surgery, Am. Med. Assn Has 
written numerous monographs on subjects per- 
taining to skin and genito-urinary diseases. 
Mem. Am Med. Assn., Illinois State Med. Roc 
Chicago Urological Soc, Chicago Dermatologi- 
">?! Soc Republican Club: Chicago Athletic 
Office: Marquette Bldg. Residence: 414 Dear- 
born Av. 

CAMPBELL, Bobert -Willis, lawyer; b 
Frankfort, Clinton Co., Ind., July 30, 1874- s' 
Joseph C. and Lena (Nicoll) Campbell: re^ 
nioved In childhood to California, where father 
IS mem. of the San Francisco bar; ed public 
schools of Stockton and San Francisco Calif 
?T^"^-^£^'^"^?o ^°y'^ High School (now' Lowell 
High School), Leland Stanford, Jr., Univ. B A 
Jon^'n^^^*^^^ College of Law. San Francisco! 
1897-8; m. Wheaton, 111., Sept. 10. 1901, Ber- 
tha, daughter of Hon. Elbert H. and Julia E. 
(Graves) Gary; 1 daughter: Julia Elizabetli 
Read law and was clerk in the office of Reddy 
Campbell & Matson. San Francisco, until Apr 

1899, when was admitted to the California bar 
?J?^^became managing clerk for that firm until 

1900, when, on death of Mr. Reddv, was ad- 
mitted to that firm under stvle of Campbell 
Matson & Campbell; in Mav, 1904, came to 
Chicago, and, resigning from the San Fran- 
cisco firm, joined Kemper K. Knapp and Wil- 
liam Duff Haynie in forming present firm of 
Knapp, Haynie & Campbell, in general prac- 
tice of law and who are general counsel for 
the Illinois Steel Co., and other corporations 
Republican. Methodist. K. T. Mason, mem 
Mystic Shrine. Clubs, ^'heaton Golf. Hamil- 
ton, Illinois Athletic. Office: The Rookerv. 
Residence: 416 Ellis Av., Wheaton, 111. 

CAMPBELL, William Lorn, vice-pres. Eco- 
nomical Drug Co.; b. Toronto, Ont., Can., Dec. 
23. 1871; s. John and Caroline Matilda Camp- 
bell; ed. public schools, Toronto, and attended 
Wellesley High School. 1885; grad. Ontario 
College of Pliarmacy, 1890; m. Chicago, 1891. 
T>aura Augusta Geortre. Betjnn experience as 
druggist in Toronto. 1885, and continued there 
until after erraduation in pharmacy, when came 
to Chicago and in 1892 joined in the organiza- 
tinn of the Economical Drug Co.. operating a 
r-'^tail cut-price drug store, of which he Is now 
vice-pres.; copartner in the Ramages Phar- 
macy, Fifty-fifth St. and Lake Av., and the 
Portland Pharmacy, 6001 Washington Av. In- 
dependent In politics. Presbyterian. Mem. Co- 
lumbian Knights, K. P., Knights of Khoras- 



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san Mem. A. F. and A. M.; vice-pres. Calumet 
AthleUc Assn. Office: 84 State St. Residence: 

^^CAMPBELLr WiUiajn PatterBon, business 
mai^ b. Bath, N. Y., Nov. 30, 1846; s Charles 
WV and Harriet (Hoyt) Campbell; ed. pub ic 
sciaool. Bath, N. Y., and Aca,d. of Canandaigua^ 
N Y • m Chicago, Feb. 13, 1871, Alice Ten 
Eyck."'Was clerk in'Pay Dept U. S. A. during 
last 2 years of Civil War; clerk in wholesale 
drug house of Smith, Cutler &.Co.. Chicago. 
1866^-8; entered Government service as railway 
postal clerk, Feb., 1S6S, promoted through 
grades and became asst gen supt in Wash- 
ington. 1890; resigned, Feb 28 1893, and be- 
came connected with Am. Surety Co., in Chi- 
cago; connected with that and other surety 
companies until July, 1901; since Jan. L 1902, 
mgr Chicago Safe Deposit Co. Republican Of- 
fice: 152 Monroe St. Residence: o704 Madison 

■^^AMPION, John, fire marshal; b. Co. Kil- 
kenny Ireland, 1S49; s. Michael and Julia 
(Hughes) Campion; came to Chicago In early 
childhood; ed. St. Mary's of the Lake School, 
1857; St. Patrick's School, 1858-60; Jones- 
School. Clark and Harrison Sts.. 1 year, and 
Condon's High School a year or more; m. Chi- 
cago. Jan. 10, 1872, Margaret Mulroy; chil- 
dren: Frank J., Ida, John W.. Corinne M. Was 
appointed on Chicago Fire Dept. as a regular 
mem., Apr. 1, 1870, as pipenian on steam en- 
gine Little Giant; promoted . asst. foreman, 
1871, capt. Nov. 11, 1873; appointed asst mar- 
shal and chief of battalion, Apr. 8, 1882, 3d 
Isst. fire marshal, July 1, 1893; 2d asst. Are 
Sshal, Apr. 30. 1895; 1st asst. fire marshal. 
July 1, 1901; appointed fire marshal and chief 
of brigade, Oct 17. 1904, by Carter H. Ham- 
son, mayor. Catholic. Mem. Royal Arcanum. 
Office: City Hall. Residence: 600 Jackson Boul. 
CANAVAN, Austin A., lawyer; b. Philadel- 
phia, Pa., Nov. 5, 1852; s. Anthony and Ann 
(Hughes) Canavan; removed with parents to 
Illinois, 1857; ed. St. Viator's College Kanka- 
kee Co., 111., graduating, June, 1874; grad. 
Yale Liw School, 1876, LL.B ; m Chicago. 
Dec , 1881, Emma Valliquette. Admitted to bar 
of Connecticut upon graduation from Yale, 
1876, and to bar of Illinois same year. Catho- 
lic. Office: 80 Dearborn St. Residence: 4512 

"cANBY,^ Caleb Harlan, broker; senior mem. 
firm C. H. Cantay & Co.; m. Mem Chicago 
Board of Trade. Chicago Stock Exchange. 
Clubs: Chicago, Washinerton Park, Kenwood, 
Midlothian. Office: Board of Trade. Residence: 
4821 Ellis Av. , , _ 

CANDIiISH, ■William James, lawyer; b. For- 
est City Neb, Aug. 4, 1870; s. James and 
Mary A. '(Clair) Candlish;. ed. Rawlins (Wyo.) 
High School, 1887; Adrian (Mich ) College. 
1887-91; Chicago College of Law, 1892; Kent 
College of Law, 1893; m. Chicago, Feb 22, 
1894, L. May Poucher, of Adrian, Mich.; 1 
daughter: Hazel L. Admitted to bar Mar., 1893, 
was clerk for Osborne Bros. & Burgett, law- 
yers, 3 vears; engaged in practice on own ac- 
count, Jan. 1, 1895; associated with Hon 
George Edmund Foss in law practice, 1895-8, 
since 1902 partner with Harvey T. Fletcher 
and Samuel G. Hamblen, in firm of Candlish, 
Fletcher & Hamblen. Is vice-pres. Capron 
Creamery Co., Farnam Dental Laboratory Co., 
E B. Fairfield & Co.; sec. Pasture Stock Food 
Co Prof of med. jurisprudence, Illinois Med. 
College, 1897-1903. Author of Candlish on Vol- 
untary Assignments, a treatise on the Illinois 
law of failures. Republican. Office: Royal In- 
surance Bldg. Residence: 529 Garfield Av. 

CANNON, John CornellUB, mgr. Consoli- 
dated Fire Alarm Co.; b. Chicago, Sept. 11. 
1863; s. Cornelius and Ellen (Dooner) Cannon; 
ed. Franklin and Jones' schools, Chicago, 
graduating at 14; m. Chicago, Nov. 18, 1890, 
Anna Redell; children: Irene, Clara. Upon 



leaving school, 1877, went to work for the 
Western Electric Co. and went from one posi- 
tion to another until, at time of leaving that 
company. May 18, 1903, was in city trade; m 
employ Western Electric Co., altogether, 26 
years; since May, 1903, mgr. of the Consoli- 
dated Fire Alarm Co., manufacturers of auto- 
matic and manual electric fire alarm systems. 
Republican; represented 26th Ward in Chicago 
City Council from April, 1897, to April, 1899. 
Club: Oconto (social). Office: 159 LaSalle St. 
Residence: 541 Larclimont Av. 

CANNON, Thomas Henry, lawyer; b. Chica- 
go, Jan. 23, 1864; s. Thomas and Mary (Walsh) 
Cannon; ed. public schools; grad. Chicago 
Higli School, 1881; Chicago College of Law, 
1892. Began the practice of law, 1892; in May, 
1897, associated with James H. Poage in law 
practice, forming the present firm of Cannon & 
Poage. Republican. R. C. Mem. Catholic Order 
of Foresters; was elected sec. in 1892 and 
High Chief Ranger in 1894, which office still 
holds. Clubs: Hamilton, Marquette, Sheridan. 
Office: Stock Exchange Bldg. Residence: 421 
Oak St. 

CANTT, Francis James, gen. atty. London 
Guarantee and Accident Co.; b. Erie, Pa.. July 
3, 1862; s. Jeremiah H. and Mary (Hendricks) 
Canty; ed. Erie (Pa.) public schools up to 
1877; Stratford (Ont.) High School, 1878; 
Lawrence Univ., Appleton, Wis., 1879; Milwau- 
kee (Wis.) High School, 1880-1; Chicago Col- 
lege of Law. 1893-6; m. Washington, D. C, 
Nov. 23, 1897, Mary H. Coulson; children: 
Francis Coulson, Mary Loyola. Worked for 
Wisconsin Central Ry. and Chicago, Milwau- 
kee & St. Paul Ry., in general freight and 
claim offices, and on the road as agent, from 
1881 to 1892; last position, 1891-2, in charge 
of freight for latter railway in Chicago; with 
Am. Casualty Co., as adjuster, 1893; had 
charge of claim dept., London Guarantee and 
Accident Co., 1893-6; since then. gen. atty. 
for same company. Democrat. Catholic. Club: 
Chicago Yacht. Office: 315 Dearborn St. Resi- 
dence: 4949 Washington Park PI. 

CAFFEB, John Shevllle, merchant; b. Phila- 
delphia, Pa., Nov. 19, 1867; s. Henry and Sa- 
rah Jane (Sheville) Capper; ed. public schools; 
m. Chicago, Apr. 25, 1888, Nellie Ebersole; 
children: Howard Chislett, Emma Bessie, Mar- 
ion Nell, Marguerite Gertrude, John Sheville, 
Jr. Began business life as cash boy with C. 
W. and E. Partridge; then 5 years with C. R. 
Harshberger, and 3 years with W. B. Black- 
man & Bro. ; since June, 1893, retailer and 
manufacturer men's furnishing goods, being 
pres. and treas. of Capper & Capper. Democrat. 
Universalist. Mem. Normal Park Lodge, A. F. 
and A. M. Office: 45-47 Jackson Boul. Resi- 
dence: 7116 Yale Av. 

CAFFS, Joseph Almarln, physician; b. Jack- 
sonville, 111., Feb. 28, 1872; s. Stephen R. and 
Rhoda S. (Tomlin) Capps; grad. Illinois Col- 
lege, A.B., 1891; Harvard Univ. Med. School, 
M.D., 1895; A.M.. Harvard Univ., 1897: m. Chi- 
cago, 111., 1904, E. Christy Brooks. Fellow in 
pathology, 1895-6; house physician 1 year 
(1895), McLean Insane Hosp., Waverley, 
Mass.; house physician, 1897, in Boston Lying- 
in Hosp. Was 2 years house physician, Massa- 
chusetts General Hosp., Boston: since 1897 in 
general practice of medicine in Chicago; since 
1898 instructor in medicine. Rush Med. Col- 
lege; asst. visiting physician Presbyterian 
Hosp. Independent Republican. Club: Univer- 
sity. Office: 100 State St. Residence: 2216 Prai- 
rie Av. 

CABET, "William F., vice-pres. and mgr. 
Carev-Lombard Lumber Co.; b. Bloomington, 
111., Aug. 25, 1861; s. John B. and Sarah (Ben- 
nett) Carey; ed. public schools; m. Vermilion, 
Erie Co., O., Apr. 23, 1885, Mary E. Young; 
children, John William, Charles Daniel, Mary 
J., Clarence J., Francis E., Katharine S. Began 
business life as asst. In lumber yard at Wich- 



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Ita, Kan.; has been engaged In the lumber 
trade since 1876, and since 1889 has held pres- 
ent position as vice-pres., dir. and mgr. of the 
Carey-Lombard Lumber Co. Democrat. Club: 
Union League. Office: 205 LaSalle St. Resi- 
dence: 3933 Grand Boul. 

CARHART, Qeorg-e Tappen, pres. Montague 
& Co., commission merchants; b. Chicago, Oct. 
17, 1871; s. Richard L. and Lucinda A. 
(Smith) Carhart; ed. public schools; m. Chi- 
cago, Sept. 19, 1894, Susie P. Page; 1 daugh- 
ter: Dorotliv Murray. After leaving school in 
1888, entered employ of Montague & Co., com- 
mission flour, grain, millstuffs, etc., as office 
boy, and has continued in the same house ever 
since; incorporated, 1896, and lias since been 
pres. Mem. Board of Trade. Republican. 
Mason. Office: 6 Sherman St. Residence: 
Waukegan, 111. 

CARIiETON, Stanley, manufacturer; b. 
Thomaston, Me., July 15, 1871; s. Edward B. 
and Sarah (Fales) Carleton; ed. public schools 
of Thomaston, Me.; m. Windsor, Vt., June, 
1895, Mary I. Davis; 1 son: Gilbert Davis. 
Worked on farm in Maine until 1888, vi^hen he 
came to Chicago, and became connected with 
the George E. Watson Co. (established that 
year), manufacturers of the "Monogram" 
brands of paints and varnishes, and dealers 
in complete lines of painters' supplies; sec. 
of the company since 1891, and now also mgr. 
of the factory. Mem. Paint, Oil and Drug Club, 
Chicago Drug Trade Club. Republican. Club: 
Oak Park. Office: 79 E. Ohio St. Residence: 231 
N. Kenilworth Av., Oak Park, 111. 

CARIiIIii:, William B., insurance; in the 
service of the Mutual Life Insurance Co. of 
New York many years; was appointed inspec- 
tor of agencies for the U. S. and Canada, and 
later was sent west to organize the Western 
Special Dept.; then was appointed mgr. of the 
Chicago General Agency, following its merger 
with the Western Special Dept. Clubs: Chicago, 
Union, Washington Park, Chicago Athletic, 
Chicago Golf. Office: Tribune Bldg. Residence: 
35 E. Pearson St. 

CARIiSON, Gustaf Henry, civil engineer and 
surveyor; b. Malmo, Sweden, Apr. 16, 1848; s. 
Carl Axel Carlson; ed. public schools of Mal- 
mo until 10 years old; then at a school at 
Christiansfeld, Ger., where studied classics and 
engineering, graduating in 1867; returned to 
Sweden, and was variously employed until 
1870, when emigrated to the U. S.; m. Hyde 
Park (Chicago), 1878, Julia Vodoz; children: 
Gustaf Henry, Jr., Julie Vodoz. On arrival in 
this country first essayed stock raising in 
Kansas; came to Chicago, 1872, and entered 
employ of S. S. Greeley, engineer and sur- 
veyor, as asst. engineer, so serving until 1874, 
when became asst. engineer of Hyde Park and 
was engaged in getting out an atlas of that 
village; returned to Mr. Greeley in 1877, be- 
came his partner, 1882, under firm name of 
Greeley & Co., changing, 2 years later, to 
Greeley, Carlson & Co.; In 1887 Incorporated 
as Greeley, Carlson Co., continued under that 
name until Feb., 1898, then engaged In busi- 
ness alone. Compiled the last atlas of Chicago 
from plats and abstracts of title, showing all 
land within city limits; In 1901-2 he made a 
complete survey and atlas of the Town of Pull- 
man for the Pullman Co. Democrat. Office: 115 
Dearborn St. Residence: 4300 Ellis Av. 

CARMACE, Edg-ar H., life underwriter; b. 
Monongahela, Washington Co., Pa., July 10, 
1852; s. Josiah W. and Margaret Carmack; ed. 
Pittsburgh (Pa.) public schools. Western 
Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1865; m. Chicago, June 
29, 1887, Clara Vrooman. Bookkeeper in life 
insurance offlre. Mar., 1870; sec. Mutual Life 
Insurance Co. of Chicago, 1873-6; western mgr. 
Continental Life Insurance Co. of Hartford, 
1876, to Jan., 1888; with Mutual Life of New 
York to 1896; with State Mutual Life Insur- 
ance Co. of Worcester, Mass., from Feb., 1896; 



general agent since June 1, 1898. Pres Ab- 
stract Vault Co.; dir. Congress Hotel Co., Ophir 
Copper Mining Co., Pineforest Lumber Co. Was 
Democrat until 1896; since then Republican. 
Episcopalian. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Wash- 
ington Park Germania Mannorchor, Exmoor, 
Hamilton, Chicago Yacht. Office: 85 Dearborn 
St. Residence: The Garrard, 383 Superior St. 
CARMAN, Charles Whitney, consulting en- 
gineer; b. Rochester, N. Y.. Dec. 16, 1858- s 
John and Electa (Camburn) Carman; grad. 
Univ. of Michigan 1884; m. Grand Rapids, 
Mich., June 27, 1899, Gertrude Gay; 1 son- 
George (3ay Was principal Owasso (Mich.) 
High School, 1884-5, and Lansing (Mich.) 
High School, 1885-6; prof, of science. Grand 
Rapids (Mich.) High School, 1886-91; city elec- 
trician, Grand Rapids, 1891-5, and pres. and 
gen. mgr. Grand Rapids Electric Co.; came to 
Chicago, 1895, and was asst. prof, of physics, 
Lewis Institute, 1895-9; since July 1 1900 
treas. of the Carman Projector and Specialty 
Co. Also with M. C. Hartman, composing firm 
of Charles Whitney Carman & Co., consulting 
engineers. Republican. Mem. Architectural 
Club. Mason, mem. Grand Rapids Lodge No 
34. Office: Ry. Exchange. Residence: 1664 
Graceland Av. 

CARMAN, Georgre Noble, dir. Lewis Insti- 
tute since 1895; b. Walworth, N. Y., July 18 
1856; s. John and Electa (Camburn) Carman; 
grad. Univ. of Michigan, 1881; m. Toronto, 
Can., July 25, 1883, Ada J. MacVlcar. Princi- 
pal Ypsllanti (Mich.) High School, 1880-2; 
supt. schools, Union City, Mich., 1882-5; prin- 
cipal Brooklyn Grammar School No. 15, 1885-9; 
St. Paul (Minn.) High School, 1889-93; dean 
Morgan Park Acad, of Univ. of Chicago, 1893- 
1895; sec. of Commission on Accredited 
Schools of the North Central Assn. of Colleges 
and Secondary Schools. Clubs: Chicago Liter- 
ary, Union League, Illinois. Residence: 147 
Ashland Boul. 

CARNAHAK, Charles Calvin, lawyer; b 
Cochran's Mills, Armstrong Co., Pa., Apr 3 
1868; s. William H. and Maria L. (McKee) 
Carnahan: ed. public schools of Armstrong 
Co., Pa., Hillsdale College, Michigan, and Chi- 
cago College of Law; m. Chicago, June 15, 1894, 
Katherine A. Hawkes; 1 daughter: Madeleine 
R. Came to Chicago in 1891; admitted to bar 
of Supreme Court of the State, 1892, and ever 
since engaged in general practice of law; now 
senior of firm of Carnahan, Slusser, Hawkes 
& Cox. Treas. and dir. Am. Land and Live 
Stock Co.; dir. Standard Playing Card Co., Q. 
P. Paint Manufacturing Co., and Identified 
with other corporations. Republican. Was can- 
didate for Congress, 5th Congressional Dis- 
trict of Illinois, 1900, but defeated. Mason 
(32°); mem. Oriental Consistory S. R., and of 
Medinah Temple, Mystic Shrine; K. P.; Nation- 
al Union, Clilcago Bar Assn. and Law Insti- 
tute. Clubs: Illinois, Lincoln, Chicago Athletic. 
Office: Unity Bldg. Residence: 388 Ashland 
Boul. 

CARNE'Jr, William James, lumber; b. In Co. 
Mayo, Ireland, Sept. 20, 1855; s. John and 
Bridget (Fahey) Carney; family came to Chi- 
cago from Ireland. 1866; ed. old Kinzle School; 
m. Chicago, 1883, Teresa E. Cunningham: chil- 
dren: Otis (died 1899), Roy T%'niiam. Began 
business life in employ of W. J. Frawlev & Co., 
lumber, as a tally boy at $4 a week: remained, 
in advancing positions, with firm until 1874; 
bookkeeper for Eggleston, Hazelton & Co., 
lufnber, 1874-7: tlicn with the Mackinaw Lum- 
ber Co., 1877-8.-,; while still with that firm. 
Joined his brother. B. J. Carney, in the firm of 
Carney Bros., establishing yards at Grinnell, 
Marshalltown, Pes Moines, and other points 
In Iowa, from wlilch was developed the pres- 
ent Carney Bros. Co., of wliicli Is pres.; became 
partner in firm of MrElwee & Carnev. and 
McElwee & Co., Marinette, Wns., 1885. Helped 
to organl!5e the Edward HInes Lumber Co., 



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1892, and has ever since been a dir. in that 
company; organized, at Whatcom. Wash., 1902. 
the Whatcom Timber Co., of which is pres. ; 
organized, 1903, at Sheridan, Wyo., the Carney 
Coal Co., of which is pres.; also pres. of the 
Saylor Coal Co., Des Moines, la. Democrat. 
Catholic. Clubs: Colonial, Washington Parle, 
Sheridan. Office: Chamber of Commerce. Resi- 
dence: 4218 Grand Boul. ^ 

CAROIiAN, Joseph, County Comm'r; b. Os- 
wego, N. Y., Feb. 25, 1852; s. George Henry 
and Katherine (Hoey) Carolan; ed. public 
schools; learned printer's trade; worked on 
Inter Ocean, 1872-80; m., 1st, Chicago, Oct. 9, 
1891, Fannie M. Drake; m., 2d, Kenosha, Wis., 
June 5, 1894, Lida J. Robinson; children: Jo- 
sephine Lucille, Ethel Fannie, Penn Nixon, 
George Francis. Florence Mary. Was deputy 
sheriff of Cook Co., 1880-6; chief deputy, crim- 
inal dept., sheriffs office, 1896-8; Co. commis- 
sioner of Cook Co. since 1898, having been 
elected, Nov. 8, 1904, for fourth term. Agent 
of fire and marine insurance companies. Re- 
publican. Office: County Bldg. Residence: 285 
Forest Av.. River Forest. 

CABFENTER, Augustus Alvord, lumber 
merchant and capitalist; b. Franklin Co., N. 
T., June 8, 1825; s. Alanson and Gulia Elma 
(Nichols) Carpenter; ed. common schools of 
western New York, but left school at early 
age and set out in search of fortune; went to 
California by way of Isthmus of Panama and 
engaged in mining and trading with his broth- 
er; returned in 1855 with considerable capital; 
engaged in dry goods and lumber business in 
Monroe Co., Wis.; in 1860 with Abner Kirby. 
of Milwaukee, Wis., S. M. Stephenson, of Me- 
nominee, Mich., and W. O. Carpenter, of Chi- 
cago, organized the lumber firm of Kirby. 
Carpenter & Co.. now the Kirby-Carpenter Co.. 
of which is pres. Resident of Chicago since 
1864; m. 1863, Elizabeth Kempton, New Bed- 
ford, Mass; 1 son: Augustus A. Carpenter, Jr., 
1 daughter: Anne, wife of John E. Newell. Dir. 
First National Bank; was a dir. Metropolitan 
National Bank. Pres. Lumberman's National 
Bank of Menominee, Mich., for several years; 
also pres. the Lumberman's Mining Co. of 
Iron Mountain, Mich. Has been pres. Citizens 
Assn. and identified with various municipal 
reforms. Clubs: Chicago, Commercial, Union 
(pres.). Office: Ry. Exchange Bldg. Residence: 
83 Cass St. 

CABFEK'TEB, Augustus Alvord, Jr., vice- 
pres. Texas Tie and Lumber Preserving Co., 
etc.; b. Chicago, Feb. 9, 1868; s. Augustus Al- 
vord and Elizabeth (Kempton) Carpenter; ed. 
private schools, Chicago, and preparatory 
schools; m. Chicago, Nov. 17, 1897, Alice 
Keith; children: Keith, Alice Elizabeth. Began 
business career, 1889, with the Kirby-Carpen- 
ter Co., lumber, of which is now gen. mgr.; 
with Texas Tie and Lumber Preserving Co., 
1896, and now vice-pres. ; also vice-pres. and 
dir. of the Tonty Lumber Co., and, since 1903, 
vice-pres. and dir. of the Ayer & Lord Tie Co., 
manufacturers and contractors for railroad 
ties. Clubs: Chicago, University, Washington 
Park, Onwentsia, Saddle and Cycle. Office: Ry. 
Exchange Bldg. Residence: 1708 Prairie Av. ; 
summer. Rye Beach, N. H. 

CABPENTEB, Benjamin, merchant; b. Chi- 
cago, Sept. 16, 1865: s. George B. and Eliza- 
beth Curtis (Greene) Carpenter; ed. Chicago 
public schools, Univ. School. Chicago; Harvard 
Univ., graduating, S.B., 1888; m. Chicago, Sept. 
18, 1893, Helen Graham Fairbank; children: 
Benjamin, Jr., Cordelia Fairbank, Elizabeth 
Webster, Fairbank. Immediately after gradu- 
ation, 1888, entered house of George B. Car- 
penter & Co., of which his father was head 
(founded originally in 1840) and has ever 
since been a mem. of the firm, who are manu- 
facturers and jobbers of railroad, mill, contrac- 
tors' and vessel supplies, with branch houses 
at Seattle, Wash., and at South Chicago. Is dir. 



in Elk Rapids Iron Co., pres. Anniston Cord- 
age Co., treas. Chicago Net and Twine Co., 
treas. South Chicago Ship Chandlery Co.; dir. 
Sunde & Erland Co. (Seattle). Independent Re- 
publican. Unitarian. Dir. Chicago Relief and 
Aid Soc. Clubs: Chicago, University, Harvard, 
Skokie, Chicago Yacht, Columbia Yacht, Mer- 
chants, Commercial; also Harvard (New 
York). Office: 206 S. Water St. Residence: 
Winnetka, 111. 

CABFENTEB, Edward Parrlngton, whole- 
sale boots and shoes; b. Barre, Vt., Sept. 23, 
1853; s. Dr. Augustus B. and Martha (Farring- 
ton) Carpenter; ed. Northwestern Univ.; m. 
Evanston, 111., 1870, Belle Reed; children: Ruth, 
Farrington, Kenneth, Willis "V. (deceased), 
Marion Eunice. Entire business life in shoe 
trade, first with Wiswall & Thompson, in 
minor position. In 1872; then with Greenf elder. 
Rosenthal & Co.. as traveling salesman in 
Iowa; since 1882 in business for self; now 
pres. Guthmann, Carpenter & Telling. Clubs: 
Union League, Chicago Athletic. Office: 226 
Franklin St. Residence: 1314 Hinman Av., 
Evanston. 

CARFENTEB, Elliott Rathbone, dentist; b. 
Chicago, Apr. 24, 1865; s. Edgar Rodney Eu- 
gene and Emma Sanford (Rathbone) Carpen- 
ter; ed. Holbrook's Military Acad., Ossinning, 
N. Y.; grad. dental dept. Univ. of Pennsyl- 
vania, D.D.S., May 1, 1891; m. Grand Rapids, 
Mich., June 25, 1904, Mae Ethel Sattley. En- 
gaged in practice of dentistry in Chicago since 
May, 1891. Vice-pres. Odontographic Soc; 
treas. Chicago Dental Soc; pres. Odontological 
Soc. of Chicago. Ex-mem. Co. E, 2d Regt., 
I. N. G. Episcopalian. Clubs: Chicago Yacht, 
Hinsdale. Office: Cable Bldg. Residence: Hins- 
dale, 111. 

CARFENTER, Frederic Ives, educator; b. 
Monroe, Wis., Nov. 29, 1861; s. W. O. and Lu- 
cetta (Spencer) Carpenter; ed. Chicago public 
and high schools; grad. Harvard, 1885, Univ. 
of Chicago, Ph.D., 1895; m. Chicago, 1888, 
Emma, daughter C. W. Cook. Since 1895 has 
taught in Univ. of Chicago. Mem. Modern 
Language Assn. of America, Am. Historical 
Assn., Bibliographical Soc. of America. Clubs: 
University, Quadrangle, Literary. Harvard, 
Homewood, Lake Zurich Golf. Author and edi- 
tor of books, poems, etc (See Who's Who in 
America for list.) Residence: 5533 Woodlawn 
Av. 

CARFENTER, George Albert, lawyer; b. 
Chicago, Oct. 20, 1867; s. George B. and Eliza- 
beth Curtis (Greene) Carpenter; grad. Har- 
vard Univ., A.B., 1888; Harvard Law School, 
LL.B., 1891; m. Chicago, May 10, 1S94, Harriet 
Isham; children: Katherine Snow, George Ben- 
jamin. Admitted to bar, Oct., 1890; entered 
law office of Abram M. Pence, Chicago, 1891: 
admitted to partnership, 1892, under firm 
name of Pence & Carpenter, which continues. 
Republican. Congregationalist. Clubs: Chicago, 
University, Onwentsia, Saddle and Cycle, Lake 
Geneva Country, Fellowship, Law. Office: Port- 
land Blk. Residence: 57 Bellevue PI. 

CARFENTER, George B., merchant and ship 
chandler; b. Conneaut, O., Mar. 12. 1834; s. 
Benjamin and Abagail Hayes (jarpenter; 
came to Chicago with father's family, 1850; 
grad. St. Mary's College, 1852; m. 1861, Eliza- 
beth Curtis Greene; children: Benjamin, 
George Albert, Hubbard F., John A. Connected 
1852-7, with packing house of Marsh & Car- 
penter, In which his father was partner; pur- 
chased, 1857, one-third Interest in ship chan- 
dlery house of Gilbert Hubbard & Co., acquir- 
ing sole proprietorship on death of Mr. Gil- 
bert Hubbard, and since continuing as George 
B. Carpenter & Co., in which his sons are now 
associated with him; dir. South Chicago Ship 
Chandlery Co., the Anniston Cordage Co., of 
Anniston, Ala., the Sunde & Erland Co., of 
Seattle, Wash. Clubs: Union League, Chicago. 



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Oflice: 'AOO-S S. Water St. Uesidcnce: loT Lin- 
coln Park Boul. 

CASFENTEB, George Tliomas, physician; 
h. Chicago, Oct. 18, i:S4N: s. Job and Klleu 
(Bishop) Carpenter: ed. public school, Chi- 
cago, Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery, 
Philadelphia, graduating D.D.S., 1870; Rush 
Med. College, Chicago, graduating M.D., 1880; 
m. Girard, Kan., Dec, 1S87, Flora Colton. 
Practiced dentistry, 1870-80; since then prac- 
ticing medicine as specialist in diseases of 
nose, mouth and throat, including dentistry. 
Formerly instructor in nose and throat dept., 
College of Pliysicians and Surgeons, Chicago, 
and prof, of oral surgery, Univ. of Illinois. 
Mem. Cliicago Med. Soc, Chicago Laryngo- 
logical and Otological Soc, Illinois State Med. 
Soc, Am. Med. Assn., Chicago Odontographic 
Soc, Illinois State Dental Assn. Congregation- 
alist. Office: 67 Wabash Av. Residence: 2341 
Lakewood A\-., Edgewater, 111. 

CABPENTXJB, Henry Clay, vice-pres. N. Z. 
Graves & Co., manufacturers of varnish, 
japans and colors, Fulton and May Sts. ; b. 
Philadelphia, Mar. 2, 1865; s. Henry C. and 
Frances (Barlow) Carpenter; grad. public 
school of Philadelphia; engaged in business 
in 1882; m. Feb. 17, 1886, Louise Love Gill; 
1 daughter: Beatrice Gill. Came to Chicago 
in 1901. Republican. Episcopalian. Clubs: Chi- 
cago Athletic, Calumet, Washington Park. 
Office: Fulton and INIay Sts. Residence: 4747 
Woodlawn Av. 

CABFENTEB, Hubtoard, merchant; b. Park 
Ridge. 111., Sept. 29, 1874; s. George B. and 
Elizabeth Curtis (Greene) Carpenter; ed. 
Univ. School, Chicago, Harvard Univ., gradu- 
ating, 1897; m. Lake Geneva, Wis., June 9, 
1898, Rosalie Sturges; cliildren: Mary Dela- 
field, George Sturges. Since 1898 mem. of firm 
of George B. Carpenter & Co., manufacturers 
and jobbers of railroad, mill, and contractors' 
supplies (founded 1840). Republican. Clubs: 
Chicago, University, Onwentsia, Saddle and 
Cycle. Office: 208 S. Water St. Residence: 105 
Lincoln Park Boul. 

CABFENTEB, John Alden, merchant; b. 
Park Ridge, 111., Feb. 28, 1876; s. George B. 
and Elizabeth Curtis (Greene) Carpenter; ed. 
Park Ridge public school, 1884-8; Univ. School, 
Chicago, 1888-93; Harvard Univ., 1893-7, grad- 
uating, A.B. ; m. Chicago, Nov. 20, 1900, Rue 
Winterbotham; 1 daughter: Genevieve. After 
graduation from Harvard entered, Sept., 1897, 
the business of George B. Carpenter & Co. 
(founded 1840, and of which his father has 
for years been head), jobbers of mill, railway, 
and vessel supplies, and after serving the 
house in various depts. was admitted to part- 
nership in tlie firm in Jan.. 1901. Also treas. 
of the Sunde & Erland Co., Seattle, Wash. Re- 
publican. Congregationalist. Clubs: University, 
Saddle and Cycle. Office: 200-8 S. Water St. 
Residence: 181 Rush St. 

CABFEITTEB, Myron Jay, railway official; 
b. Caledonia, 111., Apr. 12, 1850. Entered rail- 
way service. 1869, as operator C, M. & St. P. 
Ry. ; has been agent, traveling auditor, store- 
keeper, cashier on various railways; division 
supt., Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas City Ry. ; 
gen. mgr., and later pres. Duluth & Iron Range 
R. R. Was pres. Chicago & Eastern Illinois 
Ry. ; vice-pres. and gen. mgr. Pere Marquette 
R. R. Co. until Sept., 1904; not now officially 
connected with any railway. Office: Tribune 
Bldg. Residence: La Grange, 111. 

CABFENTEB, Newton Henry, sec. of the 
Art Institute of Chicago; b. Olmsted Falls, 
O.. May 17, 1853; s. William S. and Lucina 
(Horr) Carpenter; ed. public schools, followed 
b.v studies at West Point Military Acad.; m. 
Sandwich, 111.. Dec 25, 1879, Hattie Lewis; 
children: Lewis, Gladys. Came to Chicago in 
Sept., 1886, and entered employ of the Chicago 
Aca<l. of Design, with which continued until 



tlie Art Institute ut Cliicagu was organ- 
ized ju 18i9; after that was eonnected with 
latter institution and in Dec, 1881, was elected 
sec of the Art Institute, in wliich position 
still remains. Republican. Served 5 years in 
1st Regt., I. N. G., Cliicago, 1877-82. Congrega- 
tionalist. Club: Congregational. Office: Art In- 
stitute. Residence: 121 8th Av., LaGrange, 111. 

CABB, Clyde Mitchell, merchant; b. Chica- 
go, July 7, 1869; s. Richard Baxter and Marga- 
ret (Mitcliell) Carr; family natives of Virginia 
for many generations; prepared for Princeton 
at Lake Forest Acad., entered class 1889; 
later was student for 2 years at Northwestern 
Univ.; m. Evanston, 111., 1894, Lilian Van Al- 
styne. After leaving college filled a position 
with Peoples Gas Light & Coke Co.; sales- 
man for W. S. Mallory & Co., of Chicago, iron 
jobbers, 1890-1; since 1891 connected with 
Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, heavy iron and 
steel trade, of which he is now a dir., vice- 
pres. and sec. Pres. and dir. of several other 
companies allied with the iron trade. Dir. of 
Evanston Hosp. Mem. Princeton Soc; mem. 
First Presbyterian Church, of Evanston. 
Clubs: Chicago, Chicago Athletic, University, 
Mid-Day, Onwentsia, Glen View, Evanston, 
Evanston Country, Evanston Golf; also Du- 
quesne and Union Clubs of Pittsburgh, Pa. Of- 
fice: 18 Milwaukee Av. Residence: 1309 Davis 
St., Evanston. 

CABB, Henry H., grain commission; b. 
Northville, LaSalle Co., 111., June 20, 1844; s. 
Joseph Henry and Eve Eliza M. M. Carr; ed. 
public schools. Sandwich, 111., and at business 
college in Chicago; m., 1st, Mar. 1, 1867, Mary 
Jane Hobbs; 2d, Feb. 5, 1892, Miss E. L. Subel. 
During spare time while at school and after- 
ward was engaged in his father's grain and 
general mercliandise business at Sandwich, 
111., until 1862, when he enlisted in the lOotli 
Illinois Volunteers, serving in the Army of 
the Cumberland and with Sherman's March 
to the Sea, and took part in the Grand Review 
at Washington at close of war. After war 
went to Leavenworth, Kan., then with whole- 
sale house of W. H. Johnson & Co., Quincv, 
111.; afterward with Field, Leiter & Co., Clii- 
cago; then for 6 years mem. Board of Trade 
firm of E. F. Pulsifer & Co.; with N. B. Ream 
& Co.. 1879-84; since then in firm of H. H. 
Carr & Co. Originator of direct shipping plan 
by which farmer's load direct witli grain cars. 
Was several years sec. of the Grain Receiver's 
Assn. Office: Board of Trade. Residence: 3343 
Forest Av. 

CABB, Homer J., newspaper man; b. Mid- 
dlebury, Ind., Nov. 15, 1858; s. Julius and 
Celestia (Skinner) Carr; grad. Univ. of Chi- 
cago, 1879; editor Journal, White Pigeon. 
Mich., until 1883; m. 1st. Feb. 9, 1888, Allie 
Whitlar; 1 son: Frederick W.; m. 2d, June 
15, 1902. Celestia Skinner; 1 son: Homer. 
Since 18S4 engaged in newspaper work in Chi- 
cago and since 1893 has been mgr. of the 
Lake Marine News. Republican. Mem. and 
pres. of the Chicago Press Club. Office: 138 
Jackson Boul. Residence: 6432 Minerva Av. 

CABB, Bohert Franklin, manufacturing 
chemist; b. Argenta, 111., Nov. 21, 1871; s. 
Robert F. and Emily A. (Smick) Carr; ed. 
Argenta puljlic school and Univ. of IllinoKs, 
graduating as chemist with degree of B.S., 
1893. Came to Chicago after graduation in 
1893, and worked in retail drug business until 
Nov., 1894, when he entered the service of the 
Dearborn Drug and Chemical Works; elected 
sec, 1897, and vice-pres. and gen. mgr. in Jan.. 
1898. in which position lie continues. Also 
vice-pres. of the Winthrop Drug and Chemical 
Works; chairman board of dirs., Illinois Com- 
mercial Men's Assn. (accident Insurance). 
Mem. Am. Chemical Soc. Clubs: Chicago Ath- 
letic. Oak Park. River Forest. Office: Postal 
Telegraph Bldg. Residence: 416 Homo Av., Oak 
Park. 111. 



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CAKROIiIi, Joliu Cliarles, carpets; h. Colum- 
biana, O., Mar. 4, lS5:i; s. William and JVlarian 
(Meagher) Carroll; removed to Chicago, 1S59; 
ed. Chicago public schools; m. Chicago, Oct. 25, 
1882, Marian N. Milligan; children: John 
Charles, Jr., James Milligan, Ethel Anna, Lies- 
lie Warrington. Began business life in employ 
of Potter Palmer, dry goods, 1868-9; with Al- 
len Mackey, who succeeded Palmer, 1S70-6; 
firm was reorganized, 1876, as the Chicago Car- 
pet Co., of which became pres. until 1899, 
when the firm of Carroll & Lancaster, Incor- 
porated (wholesale and retail), succeeded to 
the business; pres. of same from origin. Of- 
fice: 162-4 Wabash Av. Residence: 170 51st St. 
CABBOIiIi, John Joseph, R. C. priest; b. 
Eniscrone, Co. Sligo, Ire., June 24, 1856; s. 
Francis J. and Mary (Howley) Carroll; came 
to U. S. in infancy; took 6 years' course in St. 
Michael's College, Toronto, Ont. ; studied at 
St. Joseph's Provincial Theological Seminary, 
Troy, N. Y., grad. 1879; asst. Cathedral 
of Holy Name, Chicago, 18S0; soon after rec- 
tor St. Thomas Church, Chicago; distinguished 
as a Gaelic writer and scliolar. Elected at 
convention (1898) chairman Gaelic History, at 
convention (1901) National Librarian Gaelic 
League of America. (For list of books, see 
Who's Who in America.) Address; 5478 Kim- 
bark Av. 

CABBY, Edward Francis, manufacturer; b. 
Fort Wayne, Ind., May 16, 1867; s. Joseph J. 
and Margaret (Stoops) Carry; high school ed- 
ucation; m. Chicago, Nov. 28, 1893, Mabel D. 
Underwood; children: Mary Ermina, Margaret. 
Went to work in 1886 for O. W. Meysenburg 
& Co., St. Louis, as stenographer; and Feb. 
16, 1888, went with Mr. Meysenburg to Chi- 
cago; was with the Wells & French Co. in vari- 
ous capacities, finally becoming sec, and 
when that company was purchased by the 
Am. Car and Foundry Co., Mar. 1, 1899, became 
district mgr. for tliat company; later became 
3d vice-pres. and dir., and since June, 1903, 2d 
vice-pres., dir., and mem. executive committee 
Am. Car and Foundry Co. Republican in Na- 
tional, non-partisan in municipal politics. R. 
C. Clubs: Chicago, Chicago Athletic, Washing- 
ton Park, Kenwood, Exmoor, Midlothian. Of- 
fice: Rv. Exchange Bldg. Residence: Highland 
Park, 111. 

CABTEB, Byron B., consulting mechani- 
cal engineer; b. Lancaster, Grant Co., Wis., 
May 30, 1S60; s. William E. and Ellen E. 
(Rowden) Carter; ed. (primary and grades). 
State Normal School, Platteville, Wis.; grad. 
as Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, Univ. 
of Wisconsin, 1883; m. Baraboo, Wis., Aug. 3, 
1886, Cora B. Walbridge; children: Fanny W., 
Doris E., Persis. Supt. Mason Car and Foun- 
dry Co., Chattanooga, Tenn., 1885; chief de- 
signer and chief draftsman, also acting asst. 
supt., M. C. Bullock Manufacturing Co., Chi- 
cago, 1886-91; consulting engineer on altera- 
tion of Klnzie St. Bridge, Chicago, Milwaukee 
& St. Paul Ry., 1892; mechanical engineer 
Rock Island bridge, under U. S. Government, 
Nov., 1895, to Aug., 1896; mem. Board of Con- 
sulting Engineers on City bridges, 1900; de- 
signed machinery for Lake Superior Power 
Co.'s controlling dams, 1901; has checked up 
machinery for nearly every city bridge built 
since 1899. Specialty in bridge operating ma- 
chinery, and design of special and automatic 
machinery. Republican (usually). Unitarian. 
Mem. Western Soc. of Engineers. Club: Hins- 
dale Golf. OflSce: Monadnock Blk. Residence: 
59 N. Washington St., Hinsdale. 
T.^^:^-^^^^' Donald m., lawyer; b. Collinsville, 
Madison Co., 111., Sept. 12, 1868; s Henry T 
and Marium (Smith) Carter; ed. Collinsville 
public and high schools; grad. Iowa State Col- 
lege, course of mechanical engineering, with 
?P??^^^ course in electricity and degree of 
BME.; completed course in Chicago College 
of Law, graduating from law dept. of Lake 



Forest Univ., LL.B., 1896. Admitted to practice 
by Supreme Court of Illinois, 1895, and has 
since been engaged in practice in Chicago, now 
being in partnership with Senator Francis W. 
Parker, in law firm of Parker & Carter, mak- 
ing a specialty of patent law. Republican. In- 
terested in Assn. House, a philanthropic move- 
ment for the betterment of boys and girls. 
Clubs: Union League, Quadrangle, Hamilton. 
Office: 1410 Marquette Bldg. Residence: 122 
50th St. 

CABTEB, Edward Carlos, chief engineer 
Chicago & North- Western Ry. ; b. Waverly, 
111., Jan. 11, 1854; s. George and Louisa J. 
(Smith) Carter; grad. Rensselaer Polytechnic 
Institute, Troy, N. Y., 1876; m. Jacksonville^. 
111., 1880, Fannie G. Fairbank; children: Ed- 
ward F., Paul E., Gertrude. Began as rodman 
on the Jacksonville & Southeastern Ry., 1870- 
1871, and on Cairo & St. Louis Ry., 1871. 
Draftsman and mechanical engineer Spring- 
field Iron and Steel Co., 1876-7; asst. engineer 
on Kansas City extension, Chicago & Alton 
R. R., 1877-8; in employ of U. S. on Mississip- 
pi River observations, 1878; asst. engineer of 
construction, Indianapolis, Decatur & Spring- 
field Ry., 1879-80; resident engineer, 1880-4, 
asst. to chief engineer, 1884-5, Wabash, St. 
Louis & Pacific Ry. ; asst. and contracting en- 
gineer, Detroit Bridge and Iron Works, 1885-7; 
principal asst. engineer, 1887-99, and, since Dec, 
1899, chief engineer, Chicago & North-Western 
Ry. Dir. North Waukegan Harbor and Dock 
Co. Mem. Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers, Western 
Soc. of Engineers. Clubs: Union League, 
Evanston. Office: Franklin St. and Jackson 
Boul. Residence: 412 Greenwood Boul. 

CABTBB, Henry "Wallace, patent atty. and 
expert; b. Chicago, June 5, 1866; s. Consider B. 
and Emma (Marsh) Carter; ed. Skinner (pub- 
lic) School, West Division High School, Wor- 
cester (Mass.) Polytechnic Institute, and Na- 
tional College of Law, Washington, D. C. ; m. 
Washington, D. C, June 1, 1898, Anna Ma- 
cauley; children: Macauley, Henry Wallace, 
Jr., Warren Gillette. Was asst. examiner of 
patents In the U. S. Patent Office at Washing- 
ton, 1889-92; since 1892 engaged in practice 
as expert and counselor in patent causes. 
Mem. Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers since 
1892, Western Soc. of Engineers since 1898. 
Office: Monadnock Bldg. Residence: 2573 Lake- 
wood Av. 

CABTEB, Howard Marshall, lawyer; b. Chi- 
cago, May 31, 1869; s. Consider B. and Emma 
(Marsh) Carter; ed. Chicago public schools, 
grad. 1890, Northwestern ITniv. Law School, 
m. Newark, N. J., Oct. 10, 1893, Louise John- 
son. Admitted to Illinois bar, 1890. Dir. of the 
Rockford, Beloit and Janesville R. R. Co., and 
of the Chicago Rys. Co. Office: Marquette 
Bldg. Residence: 726 Forest Av., Evanston 
111. 

CABTEB, James Benajah, merchant; b. Jei- 
ferson Co., N. Y., Oct. 16, 1849; s. Benajah 
Carter, Jr., and Isabel (Cole) Carter; ed. pub- 
lic schools. New York and Illinois; m. Chi- 
cago, Dec. 29, 1873, Emma Chambers; chil- 
dren: Edith, Anna, Nettie. Coming to Chicago 
was driver of an ice wagon for 1 year, for W. 
T B. Reed; then engaged in the grocery busi- 
ness and afterward, in 1877, in the grain busi- 
ness with his brother Zina and with E. W. 
Fisher, to which the present business under 
the style of Z. R. Carter & Bro. are the suc- 
cessors, the firm being large wholesale deal- 
ers in hay, grain and mill feed. Baptist. Of- 
fice: 225 16th St. Residence: 499 W. Congress 
Street. 

CABTEB, James Swift, pres. Chapin & 
Gore, liquor merchants; b. Allegany Co., N. Y., 
Oct. 17, 1834; s. Benjamin and Sarah (Swift) 
Carter; ed. public schools; m. Chicago, Oct. 6, 
1873, Francis Buell; 1 daughter: Kathryn. Be- 
gan business life as clerk in country store at 
Woodstock, McHenry Co., 111.; was chief dep- 



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uty clerk of the Circuit Court and recorder 
of deeds, 1854-8; came to Chicago, 1S62, and 
was bookkeeper for Phillip Wadsworth & Co., 
wholesale clothing, 1862-70; in 1872 became 
connected with house of Chapin & Gore, first 
as bookkeeper, then as partner, and upon in- 
corporation was made sec.-treas. of the com- 
pany; on death of Mr. Chapin became pres. 
Independent in politics. Episcopalian. Club: 
Chicago Athletic. Office: 12-18 Adams St. Resi- 
dence: 5112 Cornell Av. 

CARTES, Leslie, lawyer; b. Galena, 111., 
Aug. 28, 1851; s. James and Helen (Leslie) 
Carter; ed. various private schools, Yale Col- 
lege, graduating, 1873, Columbia Law School 
and Northwestern Univ. Law School. After 
leaving law school, studied in the office of K. 
B. McCagg; then formed a partnership with 
Edwin Walker which lasted until 1885; since 
then practicing alone. Was dir., 1881, vice- 
pres., 1882, pres., 1883-7, Chicago Chamber of 
Commerce; elected dir., 1884, pres., 1887-95, 
Chicago Dock Co.; elected dir. and vlce-pres., 
1893, pres., 1895, and annually since of Calu- 
met and Chicago Canal and Dock Co.; elected 
sec. of bondholders' protective committee, 
1895, pres., 1897, and annually since, of South 
Side Elevated R. R. Co.; is also pres. Ro- 
chelle & Southern R. R. Co. Mem. of Psi Up- 
silon, and of Wolf's Head (Yale College soc). 
Pres. St. Luke's Hosp. Republican. Clubs: Chi- 
cago, Onwentsia, Union, Commercial, Mer- 
chants. Office: 135 Adams St. Residence: 108 
Cass St. 

CAKTEB, Oliver Clinton, general freight 
agent Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Ry. ; 
b. Bloomington, Ind., Mar. 27, 1864; s. John 
Clinton and Theresa Lucretia (Cron) Carter; 
ed. public schools, Bloomington, Ind. Since 
Apr. 1, 1885, in service of Louisville, New Al- 
bany & Chicago Ry. and its successor, the 
Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Ry. (Mo- 
non Route), as messenger, clerk and baggage- 
man at Bloomington, Ind., 1885-6; asst. agent, 
same place, 1886-7; clerk local freight office, 
Chicago, 1887-9; asst. traveling auditor, 1889- 
1890; asst. traveling auditor and local agent 
Southern Ry. (L., N. A. & C. Ry. Co., Lessee), 
Lawrenceburg, Ky., 1890-2; traveling auditor 
L., N. A. & C. Rv. Co., and its successor, C, 
I. & L. Ry. Co., 1892-1900; general store agent, 
Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Ry. Co., 
1900-2; since Aug. 15, 1902, general freight 
agent, same road. Republican. Mason (32°), 
Scottish Rite, Indianapolis; mem. Medinali 
Temple, Mystic Shrine, Chicago. Office: 198 
Custom House PI. Residence: 5217 Hibbard 
Av. 

CABTX:B, Orrln N., lawyer, jurist; b. Jef- 
ferson Co., N. Y., Jan. 22, 1854; s. Benajah 
and Isabel (Cole) Carter; when he was 10 
years old parents removed to DuPage Co., 
111.; early education district schools of New 
York and Illinois; worked his way through 
Wheaton College, graduating, 1877 (LL.D., 
1899); studied law in Chicago under Judge 
M. F. Tuley and Gen. I. N. Stiles; taught 
school; countv supt. of schools of Grundy 
Co., 111.. 1880-2; resigned to practice law; 
m. Morris, 111., Aug. 1, 1881, Nettie J. Steven; 
children: Allan J., Ruth G. Admitted to bar, 
1880; practiced at Morris, 111.: prosecuting 
atty. of Grundy Co., 111., 1882-8. and had 
charge of some important criminal trials, 
notably the prosecution of Henrv Schwartz 
and Newton TV^ott for the murder of Kellogg 
Nichols, an express messenger on the C, R. 
I. & P. R. R., convicting both men and secur- 
ing a verdict of imprisonment for life; came 
to Chicago, 1888, and engaged in practice; 
atty. for Sanitary District of Chicago (Drain- 
age Board). 1892-4: since 1894 countv judge 
of Cook Co.. having been re-elected in 1898 
and 1902. Republican. Mem. Warren Av. Con- 
gregational Church. Clubs: Union League, 
Menoken, Congregational, Hamilton, Lincoln. 



Office: County Bldg. Residence: 1331 W. Mon- 
roe St. 

CARTER, Zina B., iires. Sanitary District of 
Chicago; b. in log cabin. Jefferson Co., N. Y., 
Oct. 23, 1846; s. Benajah and Isabel (Cole) 
Carter; worked on farm and attended school 
for a brief period; removed to DuPage Co., 
111., when 18 years old and worked on farm 
several years; came to Chicago and opened a 
store on the west side, firm now being Zina 
R. Carter & Bro. Has been alderman; candi- 
date for mayor of Chicago, 1899; mem. board 
of trustees. Sanitary District of Chicago, 
since 1895, and pres. since 1903; mem. Chicago 
Board of Trade since 1872, and was its pres., 
1898. Republican. Offices: 225 W. 16th St. and 
Security Bldg. Residence: 1441 Ogden Av. 

CARTON, Laurence A., treas. and dir. Swift 
& Co., Swift Fertilizer Works, Franklin Salt 
Co.; dir. Libby, McNeill & Libby, National 
Packing Co., Illinois Cattle Co. Clubs: Chicago, 
Kenwood, Twentieth Century, Homewood. Of- 
fice: Union Stock Yards. Residence: 4923 
Greenwood Av. ; summer. Lake Geneva, Wis. 

CARTWRIGHT, Charles Merritt, insurance 
journalist; b. Waynesville, O., Nov. 2, 1869; 
s. Seth Levering and Emma F. Cartwright; 
began education in countrv schools; grad. 
Waynesville High School, 1886; attended Na- 
tional Normal University at Lebanon, O., and 
grad. B.A., magna cum luudc, Princeton Univ.. 
1894, receiving the Boudinot fellowship in 
history; m. Oak Park, Aug. 28, 1902, Kathryn 
B. Abbott; 1 son: Stanley Levering. Began 
newspaper work as reporter on staff of Clii- 
oago Inter Ocean, 1894, becoming insurance 
editor in 1895; resigned, 1898, to become 
editor of the Western Underwriter, then pub- 
Hslied in Cincinnati. A Chicago office was 
opened In 1899. Since 1900 has been mgr. of 
t)ie Western Underwriter Co., and its vice- 
fres. Also, since Jan., 1904, insurance editor 
of the Chicago Tribune. Republican. Episco- 
palian. Office: 145 LaSalle St. Residence: 305 
N. Grove Av., Oak Park, ID. 

CARXTS, Paul, editor of The Open Court and 
Tlie Monist (Chicago) : b. Usenburg. Ger., 
July 18, 1852; ed. in Gymnasium at Stettin, 
Univ. of Strassburg, and grad. Univ. of Tiibin- 
gen (Ph.D.), 1876; m. Mar. 29, 1888, Mary 
Hegeler. Author. (For list of books, etc., see 
Who's Who in America.) Home: LaSalle, 
111. Business address: 1322 Wabash Av. 

CART, Prank, physician, b. Calumet, Wis., 
Oct. 21, 1857; s. Amzi B. Gary, M.D. (surgeon 
U. S. A.), and Ellen E. Gary: student at Cor- 
nell Univ. in class of 1881, also doing special 
work there under direction of Dr. Bert G. 
Wilder: grad. Rush Med. College, Chicago, 
M.D., 1882; m. Aug. 13, 1885, Harriet Hevl 
(A.B., Cornell; M.D., -Blackwell Med. College, 
New York); children: Eugene, T^ouis, Clara. 
Soon after graduation entered Wisconsin State 
Asylum as asst. to Dr. T\^alter Kempster for 
6 months; then was interne at St. Luke's 
Hosp., Chicago, for 18 months, at end of 
which time went to New York to take special 
studies in pathology under Dr. Welcli; ap- 
pointed pathologist to St. Luke's Hosp.: after- 
ward lecturer and subseriuently prof, of 
pathology and still later prof, of internal 
medicine at the Woman's Med. College: obstet- 
rician to St. Luke's Hosp. since 1891; also 
obstetrician at Michael Reese Hosp.. Mem. Chi- 
cago Med. Soc, Am. Med. Assn.. Medico-T^egal 
Soc. Also mem. Loyal Legion. Clubs: Chicago, 
Chicago Atliletic, Quadrangle. Office and resi- 
dence: 2935 Indiana Av. 

CABV, Ro'bert John, lawyer; b. Milwaukee, 
"Wis., Feb. 6, 1868; s. Alfred L. and Harriet 
Maria (Van Slyke) Carv; grad. Harvard Univ., 
A.B., 1890; Harvard Law School, A.M., 1892. 
Came from Milwaukee in 1892 and entered 
office of Johnson &- Morrill; in 1894 entered 
office of Charles H. Aldrich; formed partner- 
ship with Bertrand Walker, 1895, as Gary & 



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Walker, and on Feb. 1, 1U04, linn name was 
changed to Olennon, Oary »t Walker. Firm 
are general solicitors of Indiana, Illinois & 
Iowa R. R. Co., and local attys. for Lake 
Shore & Michigan Southern Ry. Co., New 
York, Chicago & St. Louis Ry. Co., and Cleve- 
land, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Ry. Co.; 
general counsel for the Indiana Harbor R. R. 
Co. Presbyterian. Clubs: University, Saddle 
and Cycle. Office: 144 Van Buren St. Resi- 
dence: 103 Lincoln Park Boul. 

CASi:, Alfred Ernest, lawyer; b. Momence, 
111., Sept. 15, 1859; s. Spencer S. and Hannah 
M. Case; ed. public scliools; m. 1S94, Ella L. 
Cady; children: Homer W., Leonard. Began 
business career as a clerk in a retail dry 
goods store, with S. M. Rothschild, at Twenty- 
eighth and State Sts., in 1877; then became in- 
terested in merchandising on own account, 
traveling through states of Illinois and In- 
diana. In 1880 engaged in real estate business 
with Isaac Drake, and began the study of law; 
admitted to the bar, on examination, Mar. 24, 
1883, and grad. Union College of Law same 
year, and has ever since been engaged in 
the general practice of law. Also pres. Farm- 
ers' Loan & Trust Co. Republican. Office: 218 
LaSalle St. Residence: Chicago; summer resi- 
dence: Channel Lake, 111. 

CASE, Cliarles Hosmer, retired underwriter; 
born Coventry, Vt., Sept. 8, 1829; s. Rev. 
Lyman and Phebe (Hollister) Case; ed. pub- 
lic schools of Vermont and Bakersfleld Acad., 
graduating 1851 (degree of LL.D. conferred 
by Wheaton College, 1901); m. Mar. 25, 1852, 
Laura P., daughter of Andrew Farnswortli, of. 
Bakersfield, Vt. Came west from Vermont in 
the spring of 1852; taught private academy 
at Warsaw, 111., several years, and was for 5 
years supt. of public schools at Warsaw; 
entered on work of insurance adjuster and 
special agent in 1862 (for the Home Insur- 
ance Co. of New York, and the Insurance Co. 
of North America, Philadelphia) ; removed to 
Chicago, 1S67, and became head of a local 
flre insurance agency also; in 1871 became 
mgr. for the Royal Insurance Co. of England, 
for the Northwestern States, and continued 
until he retired from business with a com- 
petency; superintended erection of the Royal 
Insurance Bldg., Chicago, at cost of over one 
million dollars, 1883-5. Student of electricity, 
bacteriology, psychology and archaeology. Re- 
publican (alderman, Chicago, 1875-G). Congre- 
gationalist; mem. 1st Congregational Church 
(deacon and trustee) ; was supt. of the Sun- 
day School 13 years; corporate mem. Am. 
Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions 
since 1875; trustee Wheaton College since 
1890. Was formerly pres. board of directors 
Washingtonian Home Assn. 25 years and sev- 
eral years pres. of the Newsboy's Home, and 
dlr. Chicago Relief Soc. ; charter mem. Irving 
Literary Soc. for 30 years, and of The 
Gnosis (literary soc.) 7 years. Club: Union 
League (from its organization). Residence: 
201 Ashland Boul. 

CASE, Edward Beeclier, insurance; b. Bos- 
ton, Mass., Feb. 2, 1853; s. Lyman G. and 
Mary (Cushing) Case; early education public 
schools of Cambridgeport, Mass.; grad. Phil- 
lips' Acad., Andover, Mass., 1873; entered 
Yale, 1873, in class of 1877, but left in 1875, 
to enter business life, coming to Chicago; 
m. Aurora, 111., Sept. 1, 1880, Lilly Prentiss; 
children: Prentiss Hovey, Emma Louise, Lilly 
Winifred, Edith. Was with the Royal Insur- 
ance Co., 1875-97; now senior of the fire in- 
surance firm of Case, Nye, Shepherd & Bow- 
den. Mem. New England Soc. Republican. 
Club: Union League. Office: 159 LaSalle St. 
Residence: 859 Park Av. 

CASE, Elisha 'W., president Case & Mar- 
tin Co., pie bakers; b. Norwich, Conn., Jan. 3, 
1833; s. John and Diana (Congdon) Case; ed. 
public schools of Norwich; m. June 1, 1851, 



Eliza Jane, daugliter of William Baldwin, of 
Branford, Conn.; cliildren: John Morton, 
Charles E., Elmer G., Edna J. In 1849 entered 
employ of his brother, Charles A. Case, who 
had been a manufacturer of pies at Norwich, 
Conn., and moved in 1849 to New York; in 
1854 tliey removed to Chicago and established 
the Connecticut Pie Bakery at 72 Milwaukee 
Av., then on the outskirts; conducted it until 
1858, when they closed it out, taking charge 
of the pie dept. of tlie newly establislied Me- 
claanical Bakery; in 1863 went to a farm in 
Clinton Co., la., while his brother joined 
the army and- died in 1864; returned to Chi- 
cago, 1866, re-established the Connecticut Pie 
Bakery, with S. F. W. Martin, on Apr. 26, 
1869, the firm being Case & Martin until 1891, 
wiien It was incorporated as Case & Martin 
Co., of which is pres. Baptist; deacon of West- 
ern Av. Baptist Church for 25 years; for 5 
years deacon of Tabernacle Baptist Church. 
Office: 105 Walnut St. Residence: 1497 Wash- 
ington Boul. 

CASE, Munson T., lawyer; b. Castleton, 
Rensselaer Co., N. Y., Apr. 8, 1857; s. Timothy 
and Angeline (Cornell) Case; removed at 8 
years of age, with parents, to Newton, N. J.; 
grad. from high school; read law in offices 
in New Jersey and New York; m. Chicago, 
Oct. 3, 1893, Pauline Deutsch. While studying 
law in New York, health failed; discontinued 
studies for a time; came west witli father 
In 1877 and assisted in various depts. of 
work on the Green Bay & Minnesota R. R., of 
which afterward became general passenger 
agent and auditor, until 1884. From Green 
Bay came to Chicago as city passenger agent 
lor the Union Pacific; shortly afterwards went 
to St. Louis to assume the general agency of 
the Hannibal Short Line, until 1886; from 
1886 to 1890 occupied various positions with 
the freight dept. of the Union Pacific at Den- 
ver, Colo.; then came to Chicago and resumed 
the study of law, and was admitted to bar, 
1891; junior mem. of firm of Case, Hogan & 
Case, 1891-5; then practiced alone until 1903, 
and now a mem. of the firm of Coburn & Case. 
Office: 92 LaSalle St. Residence: 533 E. Sixty- 
second St. 

CASE, William Warren, lawyer; b. Worth- 
Ington, O., Mar. 5, 1857; s. William Phelps 
and Fredonia Whiting (Burr) Case; ed. Co- 
lumbus, O., public schools and high school; 
Harvard College, A.B., 1879; Harvard Law 
School, 2 years, 1881-3; m. St. Paul, Minn., 
June 15, 1892, Marian Ward Ingersoll; chil- 
dren: Elizabeth, Isabel, Winthrop Warren, 
Emily. Admitted to bar at St. Paul, Minn., 
Oct., 1883; removed to Chicago, Dec. 24, 1884, 
and since then engaged in general practice of 
law; mem. of firm of Willits, Bobbins & Case, 
Sept., 1891; Green, Willits & Robbins, May 1, 
1893; Willits, Case & Odell, June 1, 1894, to 
rune 1, 1896. Mem. Law Club and Chicago 
Bar Assn. Republican. Clubs: Chicago City, 
Chicago Literary, Skokie Country. Office: 172 
Washington St. Residence: Winnetka, 111. 

CASEV, John Dominick, lawyer; b. Chicago, 
Aug. 4, 1864; s. Thomas P. and Katherine 
(Bern) Casey; ed. Holy Family Bros.' School, 
and at Dore public school and West Division 
High School, Chicago; law course at Union 
College of Law, LL.B., 1888; m. Chicago, Jan. 
5, 1898, Margaret E. Canavan; 1 daughter: 
Mary Katherine E. After leaving high school 
was employed in operating dept. of the C, 

B. & Q. R. R., during which employment took 
up study of law; engaged in law practice 
since 1888; master in chancery of Circuit 
Court of Cook Co., 1896-8; since 1898 asst. 
to probate judge of Cook Co. Republican. R. 

C. Mem. Illinois State Bar Assn., Cook Co. 
Bar Assn., Chicago Law Institute. Mem. 
Knights of Columbus. Office: Probate Court of 
Cook Co. Residence: 52 Lytle St. 



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CASS£IiBI:BB7, William Evans, physician; 
b. Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 6, 1S58; s. Jacob 
Rush and Ellen Lane (Evans) Casselberry; 
ed. Fremont Seminary, Norristown, Pa., 1870- 
1872; Lincoln public school, grad. 1875; Univ. 
of Pennsylvania, Auxiliary Dept. of Medicine, 
1875-6; med. dept., 1876-9, graduating, M.D., 
1879; Interne at Germantown Hosp., Phila- 
delphia, 1879-81; post-graduate courses at 
Univ. of Vienna, 1881-2; London Throat Hosp., 
1882; m. Chicago, June 23, 1891, Lilian Hib- 
bard; children: Hibbard, Catherine, William 
Evans, Jr. Since 1883 engaged In practice in 
Chicago; specialist in diseases of the throat. 
Prof, therapeutics, 1883-94, and of laryngology 
since 1894, Northwestern Univ. Med. School; 
laryngologlst to St. Luke's and Wesley Hosps. 
Mem. Chicago Acad, of Science; ex-pres. Am. 
Laryngological Assn.; ex-president Chicago 
Laryngological Assn.; mem. Am. Climatologi- 
cal Assn., Am. Med. Assn., Illinois State Med. 
Soc, Chicago Med. Soc. Republican. Mem. 
P. E. Church. Clubs. University, Onwentsia, 
Physicians. Office: 34 Washington St. Resi- 
dence: 1830 Calumet Av. 

CASTILE, Charles Sumner, banker; b. Bar- 
rington, Cook Co., 111., May 13, 1859; s. Lester 
D. and Lucy A. (Taylor) Castle; high school 
education; m. Austin, 111., Apr. 16, 1893, Bessie 
Kay wood; children: Ward C, Sidney L. Taught 
district school. Palatine, 111., 1877-8; clerk 
treasurer's office, Chicago, Rock Island & Pa- 
cific Ry. Co., 1878-80; clerk freight auditor's 
office, Chicago & North-Western Ry. Co., 1880- 
1881; bookkeeper John V. Farwell Co., 1881-9; 
postmaster, Austin, 111., 1889-94; treas. Town 
of Cicero, 1894-97; elected president Austin 
State Bank, Jan. 1, 1895 (still serving); vice- 
pres. Federal Trust & Savings Bank, Chicago, 
since June 2, 1902. Dir. Austin Safe Deposit 
Co. and Kee & Chappell Dairy Co. Republican. 
Mem. Royal League, National Union. Clubs: 
Union League, Bankers, The Oaks (Austin). 
Office: N. T. Life Bldg. Residence: 322 N. 
Central Av., Austin. 

CASTIiE, Egrbert Hosford, mgr. Comstock- 
Castle Stove Co.; b. Quincy, 111., Apr. 8, 1876; 
s. James Seymour and Carrie (Hosford) Cas- 
tle; ed. public schools of Quincy, 111.; m. 
Quincy, 111., Oct. 29, 1902. Florence Newcomb. 
After leaving school was in tlie stove business 
with the Comstock-Castle Stove Co., conduct- 
ing stove foundries at Quincy, 111.; came to 
Chicago in 1897, as mgr. of the company's 
branch in this city. Republican. Episcopalian. 
Mem. of Ashlar Lodge No. 308, A. F. & A. M., 
Chicago. Office: 10 N. Canal St. Residence: La- 
Grange. 111. 

CASTIiE, Percy V., lawyer; b. Barrington, 
Cook Co., 111., Feb. 15, 1857; s. Lester D. and 
Lucy A. (Taylor) Castle; ed. Palatine (111.) 
High School; Northern Indiana Normal School, 
Valparaiso, Ind., and Union College of Law, 
Chicago; m. Chicago, Jan. 3, 1888, Jessie Dun- 
lap; children: Ina, Dunlap. Principal of scliool 
at Arlington Heights, 111., 2 years; became 
resident of Chicago, 1882; taught school 5 
years; was admitted to bar; was mem. firm of 
Manning & Castle, 1884-91; after that of Cut- 
ting & Castle, and now senior mem. of Castle, 
Williams & Smith. Dir. Austin State Bank 
and Arlington Heights Bank; has been mem. 
Austin Board of Education. Clubs: Oaks (Aus- 
tin). Westward Ho. Office: 138 Washington St. 
Residence: 121 S. Waller Av., Austin. 

CASTIiE, William, vocal dir. Chicago Musi- 
cal College since 1891; b. England, Dec. 22, 
1836; ed. Philadelphia; m. 1863, Hetty M. 
Warren. Studied music in New York, London 
and Milan, Italy; leading tenor of English 
opera for 30 years; made debut as singer in 
New York in concert, 1861; in opera. New 
York, 1864; sang in Europe, 1872-4; retired 
from stage, 1891; original in America of 
Paul, in Victor Masse's opera of "Paul and 
Virginia"; Romeo in Gounod's "Romeo and 



Juliet"; and many otlier well known works, 
t-lul): Illinois. Office: 202 Michigan Av. Resi- 
dence: 61 Laflin St. 

CASWEI>Ii, Charles Iiee, Jr., lawyer; b. Chi- 
cago, Dec. 10, 1874; s. Charles Lee and Edith 
(Alison) Caswell; ed. public scliools of Chi- 
cago and in Northwestern Univ. Law School, 
grad. LL.B. in class of 1896. Admitted to 
bar by Supreme Court of State of Illinois in 
1896, and since then engaged in general prac- 
tice of law; now of law firm of Smith & Cas- 
well. Mem. Chicago Bar Assn. and Illinois 
State Bar Assn. Republican. Served for 4 
years as mem. of Co. H, 1st Infantry, I. N G 
including service in the Pana strike, 1S93, and 
the Pullman strike, 1894. Mason; mem. Cheva- 
lier Bayard Commandery, K. T. Clubs: Chi- 
cago Athletic, Kenwood, Colonial of Chicago, 
Kenwood Country. Office: Chicago Opera House 
Blk. Residence: 4 Aldine Sq. 

CATHEBWOOD, Bobert, patent lawyer; b. 
Hoopeston, 111., Aug. 7, 1874; s. Allen Thomp- 
son and Cornelia (Hartwell) Catherwood; ed. 
Hoopeston public and high schools; Rossvllle, 
111., High School, 1890-2; Northwestern Univ., 
1892-6, and Law School of same, 1896-9; m. 
Chicago, June 4, 1902, Lucy Cotton Morris. 
Admitted to bar, 1896; mem. of law firm of 
Parkinson & Catherwood, counsellors in 
patent, trade-mark and copyright causes. Mem. 
Patent Law Assn., Am. p:conomic Assn., Alli- 
ance Frangaise (ex-director), Chicago Bar 
Assn., Delta Upsilon, Delta Chi. Republican. 
Episcopalian. On legislation committee Illi- 
nois Civil Service Assn.; sec. International 
Arbitration Soc. Clubs: Chicago Literary, Chi- 
cago Athletic, Hamilton, Twentieth Century. 
Office: 77 Jackson Boul. Residence: 4442 Grand 
Boul. 

CATIiIN, Oeorife, druggists' sundries; b. 
Chicago, Jan. 11, 1843; s. Seth and Helen Mar 
(Griswold) Catlin; ed. Chicago public schools; 
m. July 10, 1867, Imogen Blanch; children; 
Elsie Abigail, Seth, Blanch Helen. Began busi- 
ness career in the office of his father, a mer- 
chant on the Board of Trade; served 6 montiis 
in the Civil War, as volunteer in 134th Illi- 
nois Infantry; employed after war as clerk 
in office of Goodrich Transportation Co., and 
later with Buckingham Elevator Co.; after- 
ward in fire insurance business until 1883, 
when he established in his present business 
as a manufacturer of druggists' sundries. 
Mason, mem. Waubansia Lodge and Apollo 
Commandry, K. T. Clubs: Hyde Park, Chi- 
cago Athletic. Office: 118 Lake St. Residence: 
5111 Hibbard Av. 

CATTEIiIi, Archibald, lawyer; b. Davenport, 
la., July 14, 1870; s. Archibald and Elizabeth 
Stuart (Mills) Cattell; ed. public schools of 
Davenport, la.; Iowa College. Grinnell, la., 
A.B., 1891; law dept., Univ. of Michigan, 1893; 
m. Fort Dodge, la., Nov. 15, 1893, Rose Has- 
kell; children: Jean Haskell, Judith Haskell. 
Was city editor Davenport (la.) Daily Leader, 
1891-2; admitted to bar of Illinois, at Chicago, 
1893, and has since been in continuous prac- 
tice without a partner. Vice-pres. and sec. 
Quaker Manufacturing Co., treas. Coahuila 
Mining & Smelting Co., pres. and dir. Chicago 
Cattle Co., etc. Mem. Chicago Bar Assn.. Chi- 
cago Law Institute. Republican. Club: Hamil- 
ton. Office: 134 E. Monroe St. Residence: r.63:> 
Washington Av. 

CAVEBIiY, John Bichard, lawyer and police 
magistrate; b. London, Kng., Dec. 6, 1861; s. 
Jamea and Mary (Boulter) Caverly; ed. An- 
nunciation Parish School; grad. St. Patrick's 
Acad, and from Chicago College of Law (law 
dept.. Lake Forest Univ.). degree LL.B.. 1897: 
m Chicago. Sept. 15, 1898. Charlotte J. Coch- 
ran Asst. citv .Ttty. of Chicago, 1897, to May, 
1903; justice of the peace and police magis- 
trate from May 18, 1903. Democrat. R. C. 
Mem. Chicago Democratic Club, Cook Co. 
Democratic Club, Knights of Columbus, Chi- 



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cago Bar Assn., Illinois State Bar Assn. 
Clubs: Iroquois, Illinois Athletic. Office: 128 
S. Clark St. Residence: McCoy's Hotel. 

CAYIiOB, Worth Ernest, lawyer; b. Farnum, 
Hamilton Co., Ind., Aug. 25, 1867; s. Simeon 1. 
and Susannah Cay lor; grad. DePauw Univ., 
Greencastle, Ind., A.B., 1890; LL.B., 1891; m. 
Katherine Mary Vaughan; 1 daughter: Miriam. 
Was chief clerk for the law firm of Ham- 
line. Scott & Lord, 1891-5; asstcity atty.. 
1895-7; practiced alone, 1897-1904; in 1904 
formed partnership with John J. Healy, in 
firm of Healy & Caylor. Office: Schiller Bldg. 
Residence: 5728 Rosalie Ct. 

CEIiIiA, Jolin Frank, wholesale fruits and 
nuts; b. near Genoa, Italy, Sept. 16, 1868; s. 
John G. and Mary (Arado) Cella; canie to 
America when 1 year old; ed. public schools 
of Chicago and Bryant & Stratton Business 
College. Was employed by Garibaldi & 
Cuneo, wholesale fruit merchants, and after- 
ward established business for self under styie 
of J. F. Cella & Co.; incorporated, 1903 as 
J F Cella Co., of which is pres. Office: 91 S. 
Water St. Residence: Lexington Hotel. 

CHACE, Charles C, auditor; b. Pt. Jervis, 
N Y., Aug. 30, 1858; s. Ephraim D. and Sophia 
C (Hogeboone) Chase; common school educa- 
tion; m. Indianapolis, Jessie M. Tinney; 1 
daughter: Margaret. In 1876 became cashier 
of the Lake Erie & Western R. R. at Lafay- 
ette Ind., and in 1886 became agent of the 
same road at Findlay, O. In 1891 became 
traffic mgr. for the G. H. Hammond Co., pack- 
ers, at South Omaha, Neb., and from 1892 to 
1896 was auditor of the Chicago, Hammond & 
Western Ry.; since 1896 has been auditor of 
the Chicago Junction Ry., and since 1899 also 
auditor of the Union Stock Yards & Transit 
Co Office: Exchange Bldg., Union Stock Yards. 
Residence: 4214 Prairie Av. 

CHAFFIIT, Howard Albert, miner and ship- 
per of coal; b. Cheyenne, Wyo., Apr. 10, 1876; 
s. John Thomas and Mary Jennings (Jeffress) 
Chaffin; ed. public schools; served in Q. m. 
dept., U. S. A., 1898-9; m. Cleveland, O., Feb. 
4, 1903, Florence Gertrude Tidd; 1 son: Ed- 
ward Jeffress. Since July, 1899, vice-pres. and 
dir. of Hunter W. Finch & Co., miners and 
shippers of coal, Chicago. Also sec. and dir. 
Powhatan Coal Co., Toledo and Cincinnati, O. 
Episcopalian. Office: Fisher Bldg. 

CHAFIK, Eugene W., temperance advocate. 
(See Who's Who in America.) Residence: Edi- 
son Park, 111. ^ . , 

CHAI.I.EI7, Charles Henry, Chicago mgr. of 
The Northwestern Miller; b. Waverly, Mor- 
gan Co., 111., Feb. 2, 1869; s. Joseph and Cor- 
nelia (Peet) Challen; ed. public school; m. 
Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 10, 1894, Eva Frances 
Parke. Began business career Sept. 2, 1886, 
as an assistant in the publishing office of The 
Northwestern Miller, at Minneapolis, Minn., 
and has continued with that business, ad- 
vancing steadily to more responsible posi- 
tions with the firm, and in 1894 was made 
mgr. of the Chicago office of The Northwest- 
ern Miller. Republican. Congregationalist. 
Club- Chicago Press. Office: Royal Insurance 
Bldg Residence: 1178 Perry St., Ravenswood. 

CHAIiMEItS, William James, manufacturer; 
b Chicago, July 10, 1852; s. Thomas and Janet 
(Telfer) Chalmers; ed. public and high schools 
of Chicago; m. Oct., 1878, Joan, daughter of 
late Allan Pinkerton; children: Joan, Thomas 
Stuart. After leaving school was apprenticed 
to the Eagle Works Manufacturing Co., of 
which his father was then gen. supt.; in 1872, 
became associated with his father in the new 
firm of Eraser & Chalmers, which, beginning 
with 50 men, increased its working force to 
more than a thousand, becoming the largest 
manufacturers of mining machinery in the 
world, and with a trade wherever mines are 
opened; a branch was established at Erith, 
near London, Eng., in 1891. Business was in- 



corporated in 1889, when he became vice-pres. 
and treas., and in Jan., 1891, its pres. In 1900, 
united with the great Allis Engine Works at 
Milwaukee, and other plants, as the Allis- 
Chalmers Co., of which he is vice-pres. Re- 
publican. Has been mem. Board of Education, 
dir. World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago 
Athenasum, Commercial National Bank. Clubs: 
Chicago, Union League, Chicago Athletic, Illi- 
nois (ex-pres.), Washington Park; also En- 
gineers' Club (New York). Office: First Na- 
tional Bank Bldg. Residence: 188 Lincoln Park 
Boul. 

CHAMBESIiAIN, Charles Joseph, educator; 
b. Sullivan, O., Feb. 23, 1863; s. Edsell W. 
and Mary (Spencer) Chamberlain; grad. Ober- 
lin, 1888, A.M., 1894; Ph.D., Univ. of Chicago,- 
1897; m. Oberlin, O., 1888, Mary E. Life. Teach- 
ing since 1888; now dept. botany, Univ. of 
Chicago. Mem. Bot. Soc. of America, Assn. 
Internationale des Botanistes, A. A. A. S. 
(For list of books and writings see Who's 
Who in America.) Residence: 6149 Greenwood 
Av. 

CHAMBERIiIN, Oeorgre M., physician; grad. 
Rush. Med. College, 1865. Mem. Am. Med. 
Assn., 111. State Med. Soc, Chicago Med. Soc. 
Clubs: Union League, Washington Park, C^hi- 
cago Athletic. Address: 3031 Indiana Av. 

CHAMBESI.I1T, Henry Barrett, editor The 
Voter, a magazine of politics; sec. State Legis- 
lation Committee City Council of Chicago; writ- 
er of the Stories of the Streets and of the Town 
in Chicago Record-Herald; b. Washington, Mar. 
10, 1867; ed. common schools of Mansfield, O., 
and Chicago; studied at Union College of 
Law, Northwestern Univ.; was not grad.; m. 
Aug. 17, 1903, Irene Celene Byrne. Editor and 
publisher The Guardsman, military newspa- 
per, 1886-92; reportorial work on Herald, Tri- 
bune, Inter Ocean, Times, Record, all of Chi- 
cago; night mgr. City Press Assn., 1891; with 
Laffan Bureau and New York Sun, 1894; in 
charge various depts. Omaha World-Herald, 
1895-6. In charge dispatch-boat Hercules of 
the Chicago Record during Spanish-American 
War, 1898; was between the fire of the fleets 
off Santiago, July 3, 1898, only newspaper 
boat there during battle; cruised 35,000 miles, 
covering news and stories throughout Cuba, 
Puerto Rico and West Indies; city editor, 
Chicago Record, 1898-1901; asst. sec. Munici- 
pal Voters' League, 1901-4. Officer 1st Infan- 
try, I. N. G. ; resigned, 1904. Clubs: Press, 
Iroquois, Citv. Office: 315 Dearborn St. Resi- 
dence: 5227 Calumet Av. 

CHAMBEBIiIN, Joseph Henry, insurance; b. 
Schenectady, N. Y., Nov. 24, 1850; s. George 
Anson and Mary Caroline (Brown) Chamber- 
lin; ed. Lutheran College at Mendota, 1868; 
Union College, Chicago, 1878; Univ. of Mich- 
igan, 1881-2, LL.B., 1882; m. Round Grove, 
111., 1878, Kate Winnie Simonson; children: 
Mabel May, James Percy, Jessie Lavinia, 
Joseph Frederick. Removed with parents to 
Illinois in Apr., 1856, settling on a farm near 
Sterling, on which was reared; taught school 
before taking law course; entered real estate 
and insurance business at Sterling, 111., 1882; 
removed to Chicago, 1887, and since then en- 
gaged in insurance business here; now part- 
ner in firm of Letterman & Chamberlin. Re- 
publican. Methodist. Mem. A. P. & A. M., 
Roval Arcanum. Club: Ashland. Office: 159 
LaSalle St. Residence: 214 N. Central Av. 

CHAMBERIiIN, Thomas Chrowder, geolo- 
gist; b. Mattoon, 111., Sept. 25, 1843; grad. 
Beloit College, 1866 (A.M., 1869); grad., 
science, Univ. of Michigan, 1868-9 (Ph.D., 
Univs. of Michigan and Wisconsin, 1882; LL.D., 
Univ. of Michigan, Beloit College and Colum- 
bian, 1887; Univ. of Wisconsin, 1904); m. 1867, 
Alma Isabel Wilson. Prof, natural science, 
State Normal School, Whitewater, Wis., 1869- 
1873; prof, geology, Beloit, 1873-82; pres. 
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dept. of geology and dlr. Walker Mus., Univ. 
of Chicago. Asst. state geologist, Wis., 1873-6; 
chief geologist. Wis., 1S76-82; studied glaciers 
of Switzerland, 1S78; U. S. geologist in charge 
of glacial div. since 1882; geologist Peary- 
Relief Expedition, 1894. Mem. National Acad. 
Sciences, 1902. Author: Geology of Wiscon- 
sin. Editor of The Journal ot Geology. Ad- 
dress: Univ. of Chicago, Chicago. 

CHAMBi:si.IN, Walter Howard, lawyer; b. 
Detroit, Eeb. y, 1866; s. Eewis H. and Char- 
lotte A. (EeSeur) Chamberlin; ed. Detroit; 
learned meclianics practically in machine shop 
of Detroit Stove Works, Detroit; m. Detroit, 
June 4, 1{>89, Ida May Church; children: Edith 
May, l-iewis Cliurch, Frederic Walter, Helen 
Alice. Began study of law in offices of Wells 
W. Deggett; became his partner, 1S89; ad- 
mitted to bar at Detroit, Jan., 1890; removed 
to Chicago, Jan., li)91; asst. Commissioner of 
Patents of U. S., Mar. 22, 1900, to Mar. 31, 
1901; now a mem. law tirm of Chamberlin & 
Wilkinson; sec. B-U. K. Tire Co., Cadillac 
Automobile Co. of Illinois. Republican. Mem. 
Loyal Legion; K. T. Mem. Law and Chicago 
Bar Assn. Clubs: Cosmos (Washington), 
Union League, Chicago Athletic, Chicago 
Yacht, Edgewater, Chicago Automobile. Office: 
Marquette Bldg. Residence: 1127 Sherwin Av. 

CHAMPION, Theron Joliu, editor; b. Jack- 
son Co., Mich., June 30, 1S66; s. Augustus C. 
and Helen M. (Berine) Champion; ed. Mich- 
igan State Normal School; m. Chicago, Sept. 
5, 1896, Pauline Bartlett (died June 6, 1901); 
children: Helen Lucile, Donald Bartlett. 
Taught school 5 years, beginning at age of 
17; engaged in editorial work on Chicago 
Daily News, 1890-1902; since then editor on 
Drovers' Journal. Democrat. Clubs: Chicago 
Press, Ridge Country (dir.). Office: The 
Drovers' Journal. Residence: 10164 Longwood 
Av. 

CHAMPIiIlS', Daniel H., type, printing sup- 
plies; b. Westerly, R. I., Aug. 7, 1861; s. 
Charles and Eliza A. (Cottrell) Champlin; 
ed. public schools of Westerly and Hopkinton, 
R. I., and at Alfred Univ., 1877-9; m. Wes- 
terly, R. I., Aug. 25, lb;86, Anna Lewis Stan- 
ton; 1 daughter: Marjorie Stanton (now de- 
ceased). Began business life in employ of C. 
B. Cottrell & Sons Co., printing press manu- 
facturers, Westerly, R. 1., as shipping clerk, 
1880-1; time-keeper and asst. bookkeeper, 
1882-4; cashier, 1885-8; mgr. Western office, 
with headquarters in Chicago, 1889-97; vice- 
pres. and mgr. D. H. Champlin & Co., manu- 
facturers and dealers in printing and book- 
binding machinery, 1S9S-9; mem. firm of 
Champlin & Smith, in same business, since 
1900, firm being Western agents of the Key- 
stone Type Foundry, of Philadelphia; Gold- 
ing & Co., of Boston; Brown Folding Macliine 
Co., of Erie, Pa., also owners and manufac- 
turers of McGreal Patent Combination Chase, 
and dealers in materials and supplies of all 
kinds for printers. Republican. Was mem. of 
Co. E, Westerly Rifles, of the Rhode Island 
State Militia, lSSO-9. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, 
Exmoor. Office: 121 Plymouth Ct. Residence: 
Highland Park, 111. 

CHANBIiEK, Buckingham, real estate; b. 
Florence, Italy, Feb. 22, 1878; s. Frank R. 
and Anna Sophia (Buckingham) Chandler; ed. 
Ogden public school, Chicago, 1889-90; Univer- 
sity School, Chicago, 1890-6; Harvard Univ., 
1896-99, completing 4-year course In 3 years 
and taking leave of absence for last year, 
receiving A.B. degree with class of 1900. On 
leaving Harvard in 1899 became a clerk in the 
real estate office of Chandler & Co.; became 
mgr. of sales dept., Jan. 1, 1901, and bought 
the business from Frank R. Chandler, Jan. 1, 
1902, conducting it as Chandler & Co., until 
May 1, 1902, when combined with Henry A. 
Knott & Co., in new firm of Knott, Chandler 
& Co. Republican. Presbyterian. Mem. Chicago 



Real Estate Board. Clubs: University Har- 
rIisIi St ^^*^ Dearborn St. Residence: IS 2 

r^n'r^^^n,^^^' CHarles T., tire insurance; b. 
Galena, 111.; at age ot 8 came to Cliicago witli 
parents; ed. Chicago public schools; m Min- 
eral Point Wis., 1S93. Entered hre insurance 
business, 1877, and was for 4 years in Chicaeo 
office of North British and Mercantile Insur^ 
Pb^.ti^"-' /"^ 2 years in general agency of 
Phenix of Brooklyn; 1 year with general 
agency of Niagara Insurance Co.; then went 
to Minneapolis as asst. of inspection and rat- 
ings, 1884-5; inspector Chicago Fire Under- 
writers' Assn., 1S85, and later supt. of the 
V?5*i^ Co. Compact; returned to agency field. 
1889, as special agent for Cook Co. for Nat 
Fire Insurance Co. of Hartford; since then 
continuously in fire insurance agency busi- 
ness, and since May 1, 1905, of firm of Waller. 
Chandler & Grey. Clubs: Illinois, Ashland 

?.'nr^^'^^ w^^-aV^'^'^-.I^^ LaSalle St. Resi^ 
dence: 87 < W. Adams St. 

CHANDLEB, Prank Randolph, retired; b. 
Putney, Windham Co., Vt., Oct 2 1840' s 
Peyton Randolph and Levinah (Knight) Chan- 
dler; ed. Saxons River Acad., Vt., 1853; 
Ward Seminary, Westminster, Vt., 1855- Ft 
Edward (N. Y.) Institute, 1856; Claverack 
Institute (N. Y.), 1857; WillistoA Seminary. 
East Hampton, Mass., 1858; m. Chicago, Feb 

4, 1868, Anna Sophia Buckingham; children: 
Buckingham, Isabel Buckingham. Clerk In 
Bank of Bellows Falls, Vt., Ib58; clerk In In- 
surance office of S. H. Price, Chicago, 1860; 
clerk in J. Y. Scammon's Marine Banking Co 
Chicago. 1861; asst. mgr. B. L Tinkham's 
Clearing House for Illinois Bank Currency, 
1862; paying teller Solomon Sturges & Sons 
Bank, 1863; treas. Chicago Dock Co., 1865; 
asst. cashier Third National Bank, 1866; agent 
Red River Iron Manufacturing Co., 1867; mem 
firm of Chandler, Pomeroy & Noyes, grain 
commission merchants, 1869, changing to 
Chandler, Pomeroy & Co., on retirement of E. 
H. Noyes, 1871; mem. firm of Cluindler & Co 
(with Peyton R. Chandler), first mortgages on 
real estate and loan agents of Hetty H R 
Green, 1873; pres. of Chandler Mortgage Co! 
1897, until May 1, 1902, when sold out to 
Knott, Chandler & Co., and retired from active 
business. Pres. Cottage Grove Manufacturing 
Co. Mem., at various times, of Chicago Board 
of Trade, Chicago Real Estate Board, Cliicago 
Stock Exchange. Mem. Chicago Historical Soc , 
Chicago Art Institute, Field Columbian Mu- 
seum, Citizens' Assn. Republican. Episcopa- 
lian. Clubs: Union, Union League. Residence: 
182 Rush St. 

CHANDIiBB, Hannibal Harlow, publisher; 
b. Freleighsburg, Que., Can., July 22, 1844; s. 
Harlow and Olive Porter (Hibbard) Chandler; 
ed. public schools of Quebec; m. Chicago, 
July 1, 1869, Mary Jane Jenning Wilce; chil- 
dren: Edwin Wilce, Mary Olive, Jessie Jane, 
Hannibal Harlow, Jennie Hibbard (Mrs. John- 
son). Employed on Chicago Times under Wil- 
bur F. Storey as bookkeeper, 1SG5, and later 
as asst. mgr. until 1870, when established a 
newspaper advertising agencv under firm 
name of H. H. Chandler & Co. In 1878 estab- 
lished The Chicago Grocer, and in 1879 The 
Western Druggist; also established the Chi- 
cago Medical Review; disposed of these pa- 
pers in 1883, and bouglit The Farmers' Re- 
view, of wliich has ever since been editor, 
pres. and treas. of H. H. Chandler & Co., Its 
publishers. Mem. Kenwood Evangelical 
Churcli, Agricultural Press League. Clubs: 
Kenwood, Exmoor. Office: 355 Dearborn St. 
Residence: 4415 Lake Av. 

CHANDIiEB, Homer Weed, lumber dealer; 
b. Oshko.sli, Wis.. Jan. 1, 1865; s. Homer S. 
and Caroline (Weed) Chandler; came to Clii- 
cago, 1872; ed. public schools; m. Chicago, Jan. 

5, 1893. Mary Stryker; 1 daughter; Gloria. 



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After leaving school began business career 
witli the lumber firm of Waldo, Schillo & 
Chandler, and later became sec. and treas. 
of the Home Lumber Co.; since 1901 sec. and 
treas. of the Chandler Lumber Co., which was 
originally the Central Lumber Co., organized 
in 1891, changing to its present name in 1902. 
Republican. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Glen 
View. Oflfice: 100 Elston Av. Residence: 161 
Lake View Av. 

CHANDIiER, Josepli Harvey, lawyer; b. 
Niles, Cayuga Co., N. Y., July 30, 1842; s. 
Samuel and Eliza Chandler; ed. public schools, 
Moravia, N. Y.; removed to Ann Arbor, Mich., 
1857, and taught school until 18(51; private 6th 
Michigan Cav., 1862-4; capt. 115th U. S. C. 
Troops Volunteer Infantry, 1864-6, serving 
through Civil War; studied in law dept., 
Univ. of Michigan, and in law office at Hough- 
ton, Mich.; m. Oct. 9, 1870, Edmonia M. Hol- 
land of Indianapolis; 2 daughters: Mary M. 
(married), Sarah P. Admitted to Michigan bar, 
1869; was atty. for some of the leading cop- 
per companies; for 4 years atty. for Houghton 
Co, Mich., and 1 term State Senator; removed 
to Chicago, 1887, as general solicitor for a 
mining and railroad syndicate which had pur- 
chased the Minnesota iron mines and the 
Duluth & Iron Range R. R.; from Dec. 1, 1901, 
to Jan. 1, 1904, special counsel for all cor- 
porations in Minnesota and Michigan in which 
the United States Steel Corporation is inter- 
ested. Mem. Loyal Legion, G. A. R. Club: Chi- 
cago. Office: Railway Exchange: Residence: 
666 LaSalle Av. ^ ^ 

CHANDIiER, St. Iiawrence, asst. mgr. U. S. 
Stove Co.; b. Bic, P. Q., Can., Oct. 24, 1871; 
s. Libert Chandler (civil engineer, D. L. S.) 
and Marion (Holmes) Chandler; early educa- 
tion by private tutor, followed by academic 
course at Bishop's College School, Lennoxville, 
P Q., graduating with class of 1889. Began 
business career, 1889, with the Molson Bank 
of Montreal: later consecutively witti Am. Ex- 
change National Bank, Chicago; America Na- 
tional Bank, Corn Exchange National Bank, 
and Hibernian Banking Assn. until Jan. 1, 
1901, when entered the stove business as asst. 
mgr. of the western branch of the Germer 
Stove Co. of Erie, Pa., and mgr. of the U S. 
Stove Co.; also dir. Zinn Mining Co., of Baker 
City, Ore., and Chicago. Democrat. Episco- 
palian. Office: 235 Newberry Av. Residence: 
684 S. Sawyer Av. , , , 

CEAlTDIiER, Walter Temple, wholesale 
grocer; b. Rockbridge Co., Va., Mar. 5, 1855; 
s. Norborne E. and Lucy (Grigsby) Chandler; 
ed. private schools of Rockbridge Co., Va., 
and Washington and Lee Univ., Lexington, Va. 
Came to Chicago, Mar., 1872; was first em- 
ployed as office boy with E. H. Noyes & Co., 
grain commission merchants; entered house 
of Franklin MacVeagh & Co., July, 1872. 
with which he has since been connected, first 
as office boy, then in receiving and shipping 
dept. as clerk, from that to salesman and 
dept mgr., and, in 1882, was admitted to part- 
nership in the firm. Democrat. Club: Bxmoor. 
Office: Wabash Av. and Lake St. Residence: 
Highland Park, 111. 

CHANNON, Henry, ship and railway sup- 
plies; b. Bridgewater, Eng., Feb. 24, 1834; s. 
Henry and Elizabeth (Dyer) Channon; ed. 
schoo"ls in England; m. Chicago, Dec. 24, 1860, 
Elizabeth Smith; children: James H., Harry, 
Henry, Grace. After leaving school became a 
saHor and sailed all over the world; came to 
Chicago, 1858, and sailed the Great Lakes, in 
command of vessels, for 8 years; then came 
ashore and was engaged in business con- 
nected with lake-carrying traffic until 1876, 
when began to deal in ship and railroad sup- 
plies, and in 1881 incorporated H. Channon & 
Co., of which he is pres. ; also established re- 
lated mfg. industries, and is a dir., respective- 
ly, in the Jackson Shovel Co., the Union Eleva- 



tor and Machine Co., and the Modern Machin- 
ery Publisliing Co. Republican. Mason. Club: 
Chi(;it;<p Atlilotic. Office: Market and RandolpJi 
St. Uivsidcnre: 587 Dearborn Av. 

CHANNON, James Harrison; b. Chicago, 
July 24, 1866; s. Henry and Elizabeth (Smith) 
Channon; ed. Chicago public schools; m. Chi- 
cago, Oct. 7, 1891, Leigh Ashton Aery; chil- 
dren: Katharine, Elizabeth, Dorothy, Ruth. In 
1882 entered service of H. Channon Co. (of 
which his father is founder and head), tools 
and machinery; now vice-pres. of the com- 
pany. Also pres. Union Elevator & Machine 
Co., Jackson Shovel & Tool Co. and Modern 
Machinery Publication Co. Republican. Episco- 
palian. Mason. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Glen 
View, Washington Park, Chicago Yacht, Co- 
lumbia Yacht, Germania, Forty, Press, Union 
League. Office: Market and Randolph St. Resi- 
dence: 579 Dearborn Av. 

CHANUTE, Octave, consulting engineer; b. 
France, 1832; ed. common schools. New York. 
Engaged in construction of railroads, 1848-88; 
pres. Western Soc. of Engineers, 1901; ex- 
pres. Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers; hon. mem. 
Institution Civil Engineers, Great Britain; fel- 
low sections Mech. Science and Eng'ring, and 
Social Science, A. A. A. S. ; mem. Century 
Assn., New York. Pres. Chicago Tie Preserving 
Co. Author: Kansas City Bridges; Progress in 
Flying Machines, and numerous papers and 
articles of engineering subjects. Address: 413 
E. Huron St. 

CHAFIN, Edward Fisher, commission mer- 
chant; b. Brookline, Mass., June 21, 1846; s. 
Nathaniel G. and Harriet Louisa (Fisher) 
Chapin; ed. Brookline (Mass.) High School 
and Harvard College; m. Chicago, Sept. 25, 
1879, Mary C. Whitney; children: Louise, 
Elizabeth, Edward F., Jr., Mary W. In Boston 
was of firm of Fisher & Chapin; came to Chi- 
cago, 1876, and established the firm of Chapin 
& Edmonds, Board of Trade commission mer- 
chants, in which has ever since continued. 
Republican. Until recently was for 18 years 
mem. of Apollo Musical Club as pres. and in 
other offices. Office: 6 Sherman St. Residence: 
Lake Forest, 111. 

CHAPIN, Simeon Brooks, banker and brok- 
er; b. Milwaukee, Wis., May 31, 1865; s. 
Emory D. and Marietta (Armour) Chapin; ed. 
Eighteen St. public scliool, Milwaukee, and 
Harvard School, Chicago; m. Chicago, Oct. 5, 
1892, Elizabeth E. Mattocks; children: Mar- 
ietta L., Elizabeth M., Simeon Brooks, Jr. 
Started with Armour Bros. Banking Co., Kan- 
sas City, Mo., in 1881, as messenger; went 
with Armour & Co., Chicago, 1882, and re- 
mained with that firm in various depts. until 
1891; since 1892 in business as banker and 
broker in stocks, bonds and grain under style 
of S. B. Chapin & Co. Republican. Mem. Plym- 
outh Congregational Church. Clubs: Chicago, 
Union League, Calumet, Chicago Athletic; also 
of Metropolitan and Mid-Day Clubs of New 
York. Offices: The Rookery, Chicago, and 10 
Wall St., New York. 

CHAPMAN, Charles Augustus, vice-pres. of 
the Western Bank Note & Engraving Co.; b. 
Picton, Ont., Can., Nov. 4, 1838; s. R. J. and 
Phebe (Striker) Chapman; ed. Picton Grammar 
School; m. Chicago, Sept. 6, 1870, Sylvia 
Cheney; children: Clarence C., Walter A., 
Bertha S., Grace L. Entered service of Bank 
of Montreal at Picton, Sept. 1, 1856; resigned 
in Mar., 1866, and went into the drug busi- 
ness; sold out in 1873 and came to Chicago 
in October of that year; appointed treas. of 
the Western Bank Note & Engraving Co. in 
May, 1874, and vice-pres. in May, 1890; also 
a dir. of the company, which is largely en- 
gaged in steel plate engraving and printing 
and lithographic work. Republican. Episco- 
palian. Office: 84 Market St. Residence: 85 
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CHAPMAN, Chauncey Franklin, physician; 
b. LaPayette Co., Wis., July 7, 1862; s. Jere- 
miah and Elizabeth (Gribble) Chapman; ed. 
district school, high school, Univ. of Nebraska, 
Chicago College of Pharmacy, Ph.G., 1887; Col- 
lege of Physicians and Surgeons, Chicago, 
M.D., 1892; m. Chicago, 1890, Clotilde Benson 
(now deceased). Was engaged in drug business 
until began med. practice; since 1892, in gen- 
eral practice of medicine and surgery in Chi- 
cago. Was med. inspector of the Health Dept. 
of the City of Chicago, 1893-4; asst. supt. Dun- 
ning Insane Hosp., 1890. Mem. Illinois Med. 
Soc, Am. Med. Assn., Chicago Patlioiogical 
Soc. Democrat. Episcopalian; mem. St. An- 
drew's Men's Club. Mason; K. T. (Columbia 
No. 63), and Shriner. Club: Ashland. Office: 
940 W. Madison St. Residence: 433 Warren 
Av. 

CHAPMAN, Clarence Cheney, stock broker; 
b. Picton, Ont., Can., July 5, 1871; s. Charles 
A. and Sylvia (Cheney) Chapman; ed. private 
schools; m. Bar Harbor, Me., Sept. 12, 1903, 
Evelyn Scott. Began business life as an office 
boy in the Chicago National Bank, in which 
advanced steadily through the various depts. 
and in 1895 became associated in the stock 
brokerage business with A. O. Slaughter & 
Co., continuing for 2 years, and later with 
Edward L. Brewster & Co. for 7 years, and 
in 1904 joined in establishing present firm 
of Chapman, De Golyer & Co., brokers in 
stocks, bonds and investment securities, who 
are members of New York and Chicago Stock 
Exchanges and the Chicago Board of Trade. 
Clubs: Chicago, Saddle and Cycle, Onwentsia. 
Office: 186 LaSalle St. Residence: 289 Dear- 
born Av. 

CHAPMAN, James Bounseville, banker; b. 
Westfleld, Mass., July 31, 1855; s. James L. 
and Louise J. Rounseville Chapman; ed. public 
schools of Hartford, Conn.; m. Chicago, 1885, 
Helen Farwell. Began business life, 1875, as 
messenger in National Exchange Bank, Hart- 
ford, Conn.; came to Chicago, 1882, asst. teller 
First National Bank, and was promoted, 1886, 
to note teller; bernme asst. cashier of the 
Am. Trust & Savinnrs Bank, 1889; then newly 
organized; cashier, 1891-1902; since 1902 vice- 
pres. Republican. Congregationalist. Clubs: 
T^nion League, Midlothian. Bankers. Office: 171 
La.Salle St. Residence: 2705 Indiana Av. 

CHAPMAN, John Henry, manufacturer and 
merchant; b. Deptford, Eng., Jan. 11, 1853; s. 
John and Emma (Mills) Chapman; ed. public 
schools of Lake Zurich, Waukegan and Lee 
Center, 111,: m. Chicago, Feb. 23, 1881, Nellie 
O'Connor; children: Harry Russell, George 
l\Tills, Paul Perren, Edith" IVIay. Spent early 
life on farm, then was clerk in country gen- 
eral store: sold notions and tinware as a boy 
from peddler's wagons: was with Price Bak- 
ing Powder Co., 1871-8, as salesman; later 
traveling salesman with Roval Baking Pow- 
der Co. Established, 1878, firm of Chapman & 
Smith upon small scale, incorporated, 1887, 
as Chapman it Smith Co., of which he is 
pres., dir. and gen. merr. Company are whole- 
sale dealers in supplies for baker.=:, confec- 
tioners and ice cream makers, and of grocers' 
specialties, etc.; now occupying own large new 
building at AVashington Boul. and Carpenter 
St., with .$750,000 annual sales. Prohibition 
Republican. Baptist: for 13 years past and 
still pres. Baptist Young People's Union of 
America, and identified with several lines of 
service for the betterment of men. Office: 
Washington Boul. and Carpenter St. Residence: 
1475 W. Monroe St. 

CHAPMAN, Walter A., broker; b. Chicago, 
Dec. 14, 1873; s. Charles A. and Sylvia 
(Cheney) Chapman: ed. private schools and 
by private tutors. Began business life in the 
service of the W^estern Bank Note Co., and 
advanced through various grades until becom- 
ing treas. of the company, which resigned in 



1903, in order to engage as a broker in stocks, 
bonds and investment securities, and early In 

1904, organized and is now partner in the firm 
of Chapman, De Golyer & Co., mem. of the 
New York Stock Exchange, the Chicago Stock 
Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade. 
Episcopalian. Clubs: Union, Saddle and Cycle, 
Onwentsia. Office: 186 LaSalle St. Residence: 
85 Rush St. 

CHARS, Thomas Septimus; b. Buffalo, N. 
Y., Aug. 15, 1844; s. William and Mary Chard; 
orphaned at 10. Engaged in cornmercial, 
banking and transportation employment at 
Buffalo, N. Y., until 1864; came to Chicago and 
entered insurance office of F. A. Howe, Jr., in 
which filled clerical positions until 1867, when 
entei-ed office of Lumbermen's Insurance Co. 
until 1870, when became special agent for 
Western States of Firemen's Fund Insurance 
Co. and Union Insurance Co; in 1872 the Fire- 
men's Fund established an independent West- 
ern dept., of which was made mgr., and subse- 
quently was also mgr. for Union Insurance 
Co. Club: Union League. Residence: 534 N. 
State St. 

CHARIiES, John Joseph, 3d vice-pres. Hib- 
bard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co.; b. Williams- 
port, Md., Feb. 5, 1856; s. John Joseph and 
Martha (Cowton) Charles; ed. Racine College, 
Racine, Wis.; m. Evanston, 111., Apr. 8, 1885, 
Ida E. Sherman; children: Sherman A., Martha, 
Frances, John Joseph, Jr. Began business 
career with J. V. Farwell's retail store, and 
in 1873, was employed for a time with Pull- 
man Palace Car Co., until July 15, 1873, when 
entered the service of Hibbard & Spencer, as 
a boy; later became buyer and salesman, and 
a dir. in the corporation of Hibbard, Spencer, 
Bartlett & Co.; on Jan. 1, 1904, was elected 3d 
vice-pres. of the company. Republican. Clubs: 
Chicago Athletic, Evanston, Evanston Golf. 
Office: State St. Bridge. Residence: 1310 Hin- 
man Av.. Evanston, 111. 

CHARIiTON, Francis M., lawyer and jus- 
tice of the peace: b. Switzerland Co., Ind., 
Nov. 25, 1852; s. Henry and Leah Charlton; 
reared on farm; ed. at Vevay (Ind.) High 
School, Moore's Hill College and Indiana .State 
Univ.; m. Oct. 5, 1877, Josie Rushton; 1 son: 
Rush. Admitted to Indiana bar; was deputy 
prosecuting atty. under Hon. Charles L. 
Jewett. Madison. Ind.. later elected prosecut- 
ing atty., 20th Judicial District of Indiana, 
1881-5; since 1885 engaged in practice in Chi- 
cago until appointed. 1903, justice of the 
peace in town of Hvde Park. Republican. 
Presbvterian. Office: 130 53d St. Residence: 
106 5.5th St. 

CHARIiTON, George James, general pas.<ien- 
ger and ticket agent Chicago & Alton Ry. ; 
b. Hamilton, Ont.. Sept. 9, 1860; s. James and 
Marv Charlton: ed. public and private schools 
of Hamilton, Ont.; m. Oak Park, 111., 1883, 
Elizabetli Hilton; children: Katherine, Doro- 
thv, Elvira, James. Jr. Since 1875 continuous- 
ly'in the service of the Chicago & Alton R. R. 
and its successor, the Chicago & Alton Ry., 
beginning as messenger boy in the general 
passenger dept. and advanced successively 
until becoming asst. general passenger agent, 
Mar. 14, 1885, to Jan. 1. 1900, and since Jan. 1, 
1900, general passenger and ticket agent. 
Clubs: Chicago Athletic. Washington Park, 
T'nion I>eague. Chicago Yactit. Colonial: also 
Kansas Citv of Kansas City. Missouri Athletic 
of .St. Louis. Office: Railway Exchange Bldg. 
Residence: 229 N. Scoville Av., Oak Park, 111. 

CHARIiTON, James, chairman of the Trans- 
Continental Passenger Assn.: b. Botnal Co.. 
Northumberland, Eng., May 15, 1832. Entered 
railway service in Apr., 1847. with the New- 
castle and Carlisle Ry.. at Newcastle-on-Tyne; 
came to America. 1857. and was chief clerk 
and afterwards auditor and general agent of 
the Great Western Ry. of Canada, Apr. 9. 1857- 
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North Missouri R. R., Mar. 22, 1870, to July 
13, 1871; general passenger and ticket agent 
Chicago & Alton R. R., July 13, 1871, to Jan. 
1, 1900; chairman of the Trans-Continental 
Passenger Assn. at Denver, Colo., Oct., 1900, 
to Oct., 1901; since 1901 at Chicago. Office: 
Railway Exchange Bldg. Residence: 1705 Dem- 
ing PI. 

CHABTEB, James Adams, mechanical en- 
gineer of Fairbanks, Morse & Co.; b. Ster- 
ling. 111., July 24. 1865; s. John and Rachel 
(Adams) Charter; ed. public school and pri- 
vate tutor. Took up engineering with Sterling 
Gas Co., 1885; engaged with Charter Gas En- 
gine Co., 1887; became connected with H. W. 
Caldwell & Co., of Chicago, 1892-4; with Pair- 
banks, Morse & Co. since 1894, as mechanical 
engineer; has taken out many patents and is 
the designer and inventor of the "Fairbanks- 
Morse" gas and gasoline engines. Also con- 
sulting engineer. Mem. Am. Soc. of Mechanical 
Engineers. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Chicago 
Automobile. Office: 1(57 Franklin St. Residence: 
Chicago Beach Hotel. 

CHASE, Horace Gair; b. Hopkinton, Merri- 
mack Co.. N. H.. July 9, 1S27; s. Hon. Horace 
Ciudge of probate) and Retsv (Blanchard) 
Chase; ed. Hopkinton Acad, until 16 years old; 
m. Chicago, June 1 i. ISRO, Fllen Marian Sher- 
win; children: Snmuel M., Bessie L. B., Lucy 
B., Horace Stanley. At age of 16 became ap- 
prentice in the mathematical and nautical In- 
strument store of Samuel S. Thaxter & Son, 
Boston, remaining there until his health 
failed; returned home; came to Chicago, fol- 
lowing two brothers, in 1S52. Entered office of 
James H. Rees, renl estate dealer, who, with 
Edward Rucker. originated the present ab- 
stract system. His brother, Samuel B. Chase, 
had charge of the abstract dept. in Mr. Rees' 
office, and In 1855 Mr. Rees. with Messrs. S. B. 
and H. G. Chase, established flrm of Rees, 
Chase & Co.; bought out Mr. Rees, and the 
flrm became Chase Bros. & Co. After the fire 
It was found that this firm and the two other 
abstract firms (Shortall &- Hoard and Jones & 
Sellers) hnd each lost rnrt of their abstract 
Indices, but that together they had a complete 
set, with some duplif^ates; while the county 
records were destroyed. The three firms there- 
fore consolidated and resumed the abstract 
business, which later was merged in the Chi- 
cago Title and Trust Co. Mr. Chase continued 
in the real estate business, but has now re- 
tired from active work. Republican. Reformed 
Episcopalian. Mason. Residence: Chicago; 
summer. Hopkinton, N. H. 

CHATriELD, Eli Perry, manufacturer: b. 
Prattsville. Greene Co.. N. T., Aug. 14, 1846; 
s. Ira n. and Eliza fCase) Chatfidd; ed. dis- 
trict school and acad.. Prattsville. N. Y. ; pub- 
lic schools at Boston. IMass.. and .\lbany, N. 
Y.; m. Chicago, Feb. 13, 1873. Ida M. Parker; 
children: Anna 'W.. Mnx P. Came to Chicago. 
1868, and was first emploved bv Gurdon S. 
Hubbard as bookkeener. and later as supt. 
until the great fire of 1871; after fire business 
mgr. with C. <fe A. Price, building contractors, 
and later mgr. of branch house and western 
business for C. S. Mnltbv, of Baltimore. Md.. 
until 1889; since then sec. of the J. E. Tilt 
Shoe Co., manufacturers of men's siloes bv the 
Goodyear process. Renublican. Mem. Lake 
View Bonrd of Educntion. 1878: trustee and 
assessor Lake View. 1S79-S5. Presidential ele.-- 
tor, for Illinois, McKinlev and Roosevelt tick- 
et, 1900. Mason; Wrisrht's Grove Lodge. Lin- 
coln Park rhanter. Clnhs: Marouette, Casino 
(Edgewater"). Fdgewater Golf. Office: 17 Hu- 
ron St. Residence: 2242 Kenmore Av. 

CEATPIEI.D-TAYI.OR, Hobart Chatfleld, 
author; b. Chicago, Mar. 24, 1865; s. Henry 
Hobart and Adelaide (Chatfleld) Tavlor; early 
education at Trinity School, Tivoli, N. Y., 
and in Europe; grad. Cornell Univ., 1886; m. 
June 19, 1890, Rose, daughter of ex-U. S. Sen- 



ator Charles B. Farwell. Established and con- 
ducted, 1888-90, America, a weekly political 
review; spent 2 years abroad and was special 
correspondent of the Chicago Daily News. Was 
Spanish consul in Chicago during the World's 
Fair period and a mem. of the Spanish Com- 
mission to the World's Columbian Exposition, 
and received decoration of Isabella the Catho- 
lic for services to Spain in connection with 
the Exposition. Mem. of the New Hampshire 
Soc. of the Cincinnati, Illinois Soc. of Colonial 
Wars. (Author: For list of books and writ- 
ings see Who's Who in America.) Clubs: Chi- 
cago, University, Union, Onwentsia (ex-pres.). 
Office: 100 Washingotn St. Residence: Lake 
Forest, 111. 

CHATTEIiIi, Bertram Mathews, cashier of 
the Illinois Trust & Savings Bank; b. Treves, 
Prussia, Nov. 12, 1856; s. John and Margaret 
(Oik) Chattell; ed. public schools in Chicago, 
aided by private tuition from his father (who 
was a college prof.), and at the old Chicago 
Univ.; m. Chicago, 1884, Laura Condee; 1 son: 
Clarence. First business experience was with a 
stationery and book house; then was employed 
with Franklin P. Elliott & Co., paper manu- 
facturers, as credit inan and bookkeeper until 
June 8, 1882, when entered the Illinois Trust 
& Savings Bank as a general utility man, and 
after a short service was made asst. cashier, 
so serving until Feb., 1902, when was elected 
to present position as cashier of the bank. 
Independent in politics. Episcopalian. Clubs: 
Union League, Washington Park, Chicago Ath- 
letic, Midlothian. Office: LaSalle St. and Jack- 
son Boul. Residence: 5127 Madison Av. 

CHEEVEB, Dwip-ht Bissell, patent atty. ; b. 
Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 23, 1868; s. Henry Syl- 
vester and Laura Edna (Bissell) Cheever; 
grad. Ann Arbor High School, 1887; grad. en- 
gineering dept., Univ. of Michigan, B.S. (M.E.), 
1891, from School of Law, same, LL.B., 1896; 
m. Pasadena, Calif., Sept. 1, 1904, Arline H. 
Vallette. Practiced engineering work, exclu- 
sively, for 3 years, then in general practice of 
law, 1896-7; Jan. 1, 1897, became chief clerk 
in patent law office of Robert H. Parkinson, 
Chicago; continued as his first asst. until May 
1, 1901; then engaged in patent law practice 
alone vmtil Nov. 15, 1904, when was joined by 
Howard M. Cox, forming present flrm Cheever 
& Cox, with practice in patent law, trade 
marks and copyright exclusively. Lecturer on 
patent law at Chicago Law School. Mem. Chi- 
cago Bar Assn., Cliicago Patent Law Assn. 
Congregationalist. Republican. Clubs: Hamil- 
ton, Kenwood, Calumet Country, Homewood 
Countrj\ Office: Monadnock Blk. Residence: 
Homewood Country Club, Flossmoor, 111. 

CHENE'Z', Charles Edward, R. E. bishop; b. 
Canandaigua, N. Y., Feb. 12, 1836; s. Dr. E. 
Warren and Altie W. Cheney; grad. Hobart, 
1857; studied theology; ordained P. E. min- 
ister; D.D., Grinnell College, la., 1871; m. Chi- 
cago, Apr. 25, 1860, Clara Emma Griswold. 
Was P. E. rector Christ Church, Chicago; 
leader in organizing R. E. Church; consecrated 
missionary bishop of the Northwest, Dec. 14, 
1873, still being rector of Christ Church; in 
1878 was made bishop of Synod of Chicago, 
Bishop Fallows becoming missionary bishop 
of the Northwest in his place. Mem. S. A. R., 
Soc. Maj'flower Descendants, Art Institute, 
Chicago, Citizens' League, Chicago Historical 
Society, Am. Historical Assn. Clubs: Univer- 
sity, Chicago Literarv. Author: Twenty-Eight 
Sermons. 1880; What Do Reformed Episco- 
palians Believe?, 1888; The Enlistment of the 
Christian Soldier, 1893; A King of France Un- 
named in History, 1902. Address: 2409 Michi- 
gan Av.. Chicago. 

CHENEY, Edwin Henry, vlce-pres. and mgr. 
Illinois Maintenance Co.; b. Shelbyville, 111., 
June 13, 1869; s. James Wilson and Armilla 
(Perkins) Cheney; ed. Detroit grammar and 
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uating B.S. and E.E., 1892; m. June 15, 1899, 
Mamah Bouton Borthwick; 1 son: Edwin 
Borthwlck. With Chicago Edison Co. as elec- 
trical engineer, 1S92-7; mgr. Mutual Electric 
Co., electrical construction, 1897-1900; since 
then with Illinois Maintenance Co. as vice- 
pres. and mgr. Also, since 1900, pres. of Sta- 
tion Equipment Co., boilers, engines and 
dynamos, and partner in firm of Holt, Mac- 
Chesney & Cheney, real estate and manage- 
ment of properties. Republican. Congregation- 
alist. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Chicago Yacht, 
Westward Ho Golf. Office: 204 Dearborn St. 
Residence: 624 N. East Av., Oak Park, 111. 

CHIINEIT, Henry William, physician; b. 
Pond du Lac, Wis., Sept. 17, 1869; s. Seymour 
H. and Adelaide Grenell Cheney; grad. Fond 
du Lac High School, 1887; Northwestern 
Univ. Med. School, 1S92; post-graduate work 
at Chicago Univ., 1903; m. Fond du Lac, Wis., 
1896, Flora Sylvester; children: Kathryn 
Winifred, Harold Sylvester. Engaged in gen- 
eral practice of medicine at Chicago since 
1892; surgeon to St. Luke's Hosp. Dispensary; 
local surgeon, Illinois Central R. R. Co. Mem. 
Chicago Med. Soc, Illinois State Med. Soc, 
Am. Med. Assn., Physicians' Club, Nu Sigma 
Nu fraternity. Republican. Baptist. Mason. 
Office: 369 E. 63d St. Residence: 6041 Monroe 
Av. 

CHENZ:'?, John Vance, librarian Newberry 
Library since 1894; b. Groveland, N. Y., Dec. 
29, 1S4S; grad. Temple Hill Acad., Geneseo, 
N. Y., at 17; asst. principal there 2 vears 
later; m. 1st, 1876, Abbey Perkins; 2d, Mani- 
tou, Colo., July 11, 1903, Mrs. Sara Barker 
Chamberlin, of Chicago. Studied law, 1871-4, 
at Woodstock, Vt., and 1874-5, at Haverhill, 
Mass.; admitted to bar in Massachusetts; 
practiced law a year in New York; went to 
California, 1876; librarian Free Public Li- 
brary, San Francisco, 1887-94. Author: The 
Old Doctor, 1881; Thistle-Drift, poems, 1887; 
Wood Blooms, poems, 1888; The Golden Guess, 
essays, 1892; That Dome in Air, essays, 1895; 
Queen Helen, poem, 1895; Out of the Silence, 
poems, 1897; Lyrics, 1901. Editor: Wood Notes 
Wild, by Simon Pease Cheney, 1892; Caxton 
Club's edition of Derby's Phoenixiana, 1897. 
Address: Newberry Library. Residence: 425 
LaSalle Av. 

CHENEV, Maynard Asa, merchant; b. 
Franklin Co., Mass., Jan. 8, 1854; s. Damon B. 
and Elizabeth (Maynard) Cheney; ed. public 
schools in Massachusetts; m. Chicago, Jan. 8, 
1878, Helen Tyrrell; children: Clara Maynard, 
John Tyrrell, Maynard Asa, Jr., James Bur- 
leigh, Zylpha Maynard. Began business life as 
a bookkeeper in a bank, 1872-7; then in lumber 
business with his father until 1880, when he 
engaged in lumber business on his own ac- 
count in West Virginia, which he continued 
till 1892; in 1893 joined the leading and 
pioneer importing and jobbing crockery and 
glassware house of Burley & Tyrrell, of which 
he is now pres. Republican. Clubs: Hamilton, 
Union League. Office: 238-40 Adams St. Resi- 
dence: ITnion League Club. 

CHESBBOUGH, Samuel Kennedy Jenninfrs, 
publishing agent: b. Baltimore, Md., Mar. 9, 
1826; s. Isaac IMarks and Phrania (Jones) 
Chesbrough; ed. common and private schools, 
Providence, R. T. ; m. Forestville, N. Y., Feb. 
6, 1848, Ann Eliza Morrison; children: John 
Morrison, Isaac Marks, Mary. Emma, George 
Roberts. Lewis (deceased). Since Mar., 1888, 
publishing agent and treas. Free Methodist 
Publishing House, publishers of religious 
books and paners for the Free Methodist de- 
nomination. Is also pres. Cliicago Industrial 
Home for Children: dir. Old People's Rest 
Home; treas. General Missionary Board of the 
Free Methodist Church. Prohibitionist. Office: 
14 N. Mav St. Residence: 111 Flournoy St. 

CHESBOWN, Mervin Milton, real estate; 
b. Ashland Co., O., 1866; s, Wesley and Lu- 



cetta (Finlay) Ch.esrown; brouglit up on farm 
in Ashland Co., Ohio, and attended country 
scliool there; later attended school at Olnev, 
111.; m. Chicago, Nov. 23, 1892, Maude Powers 
Babbitt. Came to Chicago in 1889 from Olnev, 
111.; in 1890-4 was private sec. to Ernest R. 
Graham, gen. mgr. of the World's Colum- 
bian Exposition Co.; later in partnership with 
Thomas Kelly, as Thomas Kellv & Co., en- 
gaged in the .sale of iron pipe, vailves, fittings, 
etc., and in the building of water-works. Was 
also in the electrical manufacturing business. 
Since 1898 chiefly devoted to real estate opera- 
tions. Is interested in California and Cuba, 
and has, in latter country, 5,000 acres in 
Northeast Santa Clara, near Cardenas; vice- 
pres. Kenwood Heights Co.. San Bernardino, 
Calif; pres. Chesrown-Faifer Co., Chicago, 
manufacturers loose leaf devices, flies and 
blank books. Office: Great Northern Bldg. 
Residence: 5802 S. Park Av. 

CHETIiAIN, Arthur Henry, jurist; b. 
Galena, 111., Apr. 12, 1849; s. Gen. Augustus 
L. and Emily (Tenney) Chetlain; early edu- 
cation in public schools near Galena; grad. 
A.B., Univ. of Wisconsin, 1870; took course 
in natural sciences at University Libre, Brus- 
sels, Belgium, and grad. B.S., 1871; studied 
law under William Lathrop, Rockford, 111.; m. 
1892, Lottie Lillieberg, of Chicago. 111. 
(formerly Stockholm, Sweden); children: 
Edith M., Arthur L.. Frederick H., John 
Francis, Kent G. Admitted to bar at Rock- 
ford, 111., 1873, but continued studies in Chi- 
cago In law office of Edward A. Small, 1873-4: 
partner in practice with Stephen S. Gregory. 
1874-9; firm was consolidated with Tenney .^j 
Flower, 1879; withdrew on account of ill- 
health, 1881, and traveled a year and a half: 
resumed practice, 1883-91; first asst. corpora- 
tion counsel. City of Chicago, 1S91-3; defeated 
for judge Superior Court of Cook Co., 189:',; 
elected, 1894, and still serving. Republican. 
Clubs: Marquette (ex-pres.), Hamilton, Birc'^- 
wood Country, Illinois Athletic. Office: County 
Bldg. Residence: 1137 Birchwood Av. 

CHETIAIH, Angrustus Iiouis, soldier, bank- 
er, author; b. St. Louis, Dec. 26, 1824; ed. com- 
mon schools. Became merchant at Galena, 111.; 
entered war, 1861, as capt.; served with dis- 
tinction in Army of Tennessee, becoming brig.- 
gen. and brevet ma j. -gen.; mustered out Feb. 
5, 1866; assessor internal revenue, T^tah. 1867- 
1869; U. S. consul-general. Brussels. 1869-72: 
mem. Board of Education, Chicago. 1876-7; or- 
ganized Home National Bank, Chicago. 1872. 
and was its pres.; organized Industrial Bank 
of Chicago, 1891. and elected its nres. Now 
retired. Author: The Red River (Selkirk) Col- 
ony In 1821 (pamphlet): Recollections of 70 
Years, 1898. Address: 1137 Birchwood Av., 
Chicago. 

CHII^D, Samuel Penny, mgr. The Spool Cot- 
ton Co.; b. Springfield, Mass., Dec. 7, 1854; s. 
Rev. William S. and Georgiana C. (Jones) 
Child; ed. St. Paul School. Concord. N. H. ; m. 
Raleigh, N. C, June 29, 1887, Lena Stith. From 
1876 to 1884 was civil engineer on the Morris 
& Essex R. R.; government engineer on river 
and harbor survey, port of New York. lSSt-9: 
1889-95, traveling representative for the Cnat« 
Thread Co.; since 1895 mgr. Chicago depot of 
The Spool Cotton Co., successors of the Coats 
Thread Co., having thread factories at Paw- 
tucket. R. I.; Newark, N. J., and Paisley, Soot- 
land. Republican. Club: Union. Office: 186 Mar- 
ket St. Residence: 10 Astor St. 

CHIIiDS, Albert Henry, vice-pres. S. D. 
Chllds & Co., stationers, engravers, etc.; b. 
Chicago, Dec. 19, 1862; s. S. D. Chllds, Jr., and 
Marv A. (Wright) Childs; ed. public schools 
of Evanston; m. Philadelphia, Pa., May 29, 
1884, Florence H. Johnson; 1 daughter: Helen 
Began business life In 1878 with S. D. Childs 
Sc Co., as errand boy. In 1880 represented the 
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was house salesman. From the death of his 
father in 1886, represented the interests of 
latter in the business until 1902, when the 
business was incorporated as S. D. Childs & 
Co., of which he has since been vlce-pres. 
Business was established by his grandfather 
in 1837, and the present company does a sta- 
tionery, engraving and printing business, the 
factory employing 250 hands. Republican. 
Mem. National Union. Office: 200 Clark St. 
Residence: 15G3 Oak Av., Evanston, 111. 

CHIIiDS, Kobert A., lawyer; b. Malone, 
Franklin Co., N. Y., Mar. 22, 1845; s. Rev. 
George and Calista (Cochran) Childs; parents 
removed to Boone Co., 111., in 1852; mother 
died in 1854 and father in 1870; enlisted in 
Co. B, 15th Illinois Infantry, serving in Fre- 
mont's Missouri campaign, at Ft. Henry, Ft. 
Donelson, Shlloh, Corinth, under- Grant in 
siege of Vicksburg, in Meridian raid and the 
march to the sea under Sherman and at grand 
review at Washington; mustered out at Ft. 
Leavenworth, Kan., Sept., 1865; after war stu- 
dent at Belvidere, 111., High School and Illi- 
nois State Normal School, graduating 1870; 
m. Chicago, 1873. Mary E. Coffeen; 5 sons: 
Lester C, Robert W., George W., John S., 
Kent. Was principal of schools at Amboy, Lee 
Co., 1870-3, studying law while in that posi- 
tion. Admitted to bar, 1873; law partner with 
Gen. George W. Smith, 1873-84; after that 
practiced alone until 1893; now in firm of 
Childs & Hudson. Republican; presidential 
elector, 1884; mem. of Congress from 8th Con- 
gressional District, 1S93-5. Club: Hinsdale. 
Office: 99 Randolph St. Residence: Hinsdale, 
DuPage Co., 111. 

CHIIiDS, Robert William, asst. U. S. atty. 
for Northern District of Illinois; b. Hinsdale, 
DuPage Co., 111.. Sent. 27, 1876; s. Robert A. 
and Mary E. (Coffeen) Childs; early education 
in public schools of Hinsdale, 111.; grad. Bo- 
loit College, A.B.. 1899, and from Harvard 
Law School, LL.B., 1902. Was appointed asst. 
IT. S. attv. for Northern District of Illinois 
immediately after graduation from Harvard 
Law School, and continues to hold position. 
Republican. Clubs: Hamilton, Illinois Athletic. 
Office: Feredal Bldg. Residence: Hinsdale, 111. 
CHIFMAK, Georgre Ernest, lawyer; b. Tup- 
perville. N. S., July 14, 1868; s. David Scott 
and Helen (Brooks) Chipman; ed. public 
schools of Nova Scotia and Acadia College, 
graduating, A.B., in class of 1892; Harvard 
Univ.. A.M., 1895; law dept. Washington 
Univ., St. Louis, Mo., 1898. and prof, of 
political science in Shurtleff College, 1895-9. 
Began practice of law at Joplin. Mo., 1899- 
1900; came to Chicago in 1900 and began prac- 
tice here in the offices of Holt. Wheeler & 
Sidley. Sec. and treas. of the Manufacturers 
Junction Rv. Co. Republican. Baptist. Office: 
Tacoma Bids:. Residence: 6026 Monroe Av. 

CHISIiETT, Howard Boy, surgeon; b. Salt 
Lake Citv, lUah, Apr. 6. 1862; s. John and 
Mary Ann (Stockdale) Chislett; entered com- 
mon schools of Salt Lake City, 1869; com- 
pleted 4 vears' course in St. Mark's Acad., 
1878; entered Hahnemann Med. College and 
Hosp.. of Chicago, 1886, graduating 1888; post- 
graduate work in London. Berlin and Vienna, 
1892, 1895. and at Johns Hopkins Hosp.. 1895. 
1902, 1904; m. Chicago, 1896, Maude A. Cod- 
ington. Employed as clerk by Chislett Bros., 
Salt Lake Citv. 1S78-9; by Godbe. Pitts & Co.. 
in drug store, 1879-80; moved to Minnesota 
and entered firm of Chislett & Sons. St. Paul, 
1880-6; began study of medicine, 1884, with 
Dr. C. G. Higbee, of St. Paul, Minn.; after 
graduation, was interne in Hahnemann Hosp., 
1888-9; lecturer on minor surgery, Hahnemann 
Med. College, 1889-91; adjunct prof, of sur- 
gery, 1892; associate prof, of surgery, 1895; 
prof, of surgery and clinical surgery since 
16'J7 and since 1903 also dean of Hahnemann 
Med. College. Attending surgeon to Cook Co. 



Hosp., 1893-1900; to Hahnemann Hosp., from 
1893; to Chicago Baptist Hosp., 1897-98; to 
Streeter's Hosp. from 1900. Mem. Am. Insti- 
tute of Homoeopathy, Illinois Homoeopathic 
Soc, Wisconsin Homoeopathic Soc. (honorary), 
Central Illinois Homoeopathic Soc. (honorary). 
Chicago Homoeopathic Med. Soc. (pres., 1901), 
Clinical Soc. of Hahnemann Hosp. Republican. 
Office and residence: 3130 Prairie Av. 

CHBISTENSON, August Neilt, wholesale 
clothing; b. Sweden. Apr. 5, 1864; s. W. and 
Elsa (Anderson) Cliristenson; received pre- 
paratory college education in Sweden; m. Chi- 
cago, Feb. 22, 1893, Sara M. Olson; 1 son: 
Elmer. Was a book agent, 1882-5; in subscrip- 
tion book business in Denver, (iolo., firm of 
Winans & Christenson, 1885-7; merchant tailor 
in Chicago, 1887-9; on Nov. 1, 1889, started in 
wholesale business with J. B. Whitney and 
Charles Brook Jones under firm name of Whit- 
ney, Christenson & Co.; Mr. Jones withdrew, 
1892, and M. S. Bullock joining firm in 1895, 
style changing to Whitney, Christenson & 
Bullock. Also partner in firm of N. J. Olsen & 
Co. in mail order clothing business. Office: 
196-200 Market St. Residence: 5931 Ontario St. 
CHBZSTOFH, Eugene Otto, physician; b. 
Worms-on-Rhine, Germany, Oct. 12, 1861; s. 
Henry and Christine (Kaege) Christoph; at- 
tended public school, Wiesbaden, Germany, 
1867-73; college of Wiesbaden, 1873-6; high 
school, Berne, Switzerland, 1876-9; ITniv. of 
Geneva, Switzerland, 1879-84; med. school of 
Munich, Germany, 1884-6; Univ. of Freiburg, 
Germany, 1886-7, graduating M.D., 1887; m. 
Wiesbaden, Germany, Oct. 12, 1887, Lilly 
Schram; children: Carl H., Lilly C. Came to 
Chicago, 1887, and since then engaged in gen- 
eral practice of medicine here. Gynecologist to 
Provident Hospital and Continental Hospital. 
Member Chicago Medical Society, German 
Med. Soc. Democrat. R. C. Mem. Germania 
Mannerchor, German Colonial Soc. Office: 5100 
Ashland Av. Residence: 3662 Michigan Av. 

CHBISTT, Robert Curtis, hats and furs; b. 
Brownsville, Pa., Feb. 22, 1848; s. Robert and 
Hannah (Buckions) Christy; removed to Des 
Moines, la., 1857; ed. public schools of Des 
Moines, la.; m., Milwaukee, Wis., 1878, Mar- 
garet Deming; 1 daughter: Lillian. Came to 
Chicago from Des Moines, la., in 1871; in 1878 
became an employe of A. Bishop & Co., fur- 
riers and hatters, of Boston and Chicago; 
vice-pres. and gen. mgr. Chicago branch since 
1889. Office: 156 State St. Residence: 1393 
Sheridan Rd. 

CHURCH, Archibald, M. D. : b. Fond du Lac, 
Wis., 1861; s. George W. and Susan (Pearse) 
Church; m. Mar. 28, 1904, Margaret Finch, 
Maysville. Ky. ; grad. College of Physicians 
and Surgeons, Chicago, 1884; prof, nervous 
and mental diseases and med. jurisprudence. 
Northwestern Univ. Med. School; neurologist 
to St. Luke's. Wesley. Mercy and Chicago 
hosps. Editor Chicago Med. Recorder. Club: 
Homewood Country. Author: Text-Book on 
Nervous and Mental Diseases; also numerous 
contributions to med. literature. Office: Pull- 
man Bldg. Residence: 4858 Madison Av. 

CHURCH, Jared Charles, live stock: b. Bar- 
rington. 111., Feb. 17, 1857; s. Samuel B. and 
Caroline J. (Comstock) Church; ed. district 
schools of Cook Co. and at Cook Co. Normal 
School; m. Clinton, Wis., Oct. 20, 1880, Lida 
A. Voorhees; children: E. Verne, Velma A. 
Located in Clinton, Wis., 1876, and engaged 
in live stock, grain, lumber, coal, etc.. there 
until 1890. . when moved to Chicago and en- 
gaged in live stock commission business; or- 
ganized the Drovers' Commission Co.. 1895. 
and has been pres. and gen. mgr. since organi- 
zation; owns dairy farm of 470 acres in Kane 
Co., 111.; also handles real estate in Chicago. 
Dir. Chicago Live Stock Exchange and pres. 
of National Live Stock Exchange. Republican. 
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Office: Exchange Bldg., Union Stock Yards. 
Residence: 663 6 Harvard Av. 

CHURCH, Myron Henry, arcliitect; b. De- 
troit, Midi.. Oct. IS, 1852; s. E. M. and Mary 
A. (Wilson) Cliurcli; ed. public schools of 
Detroit, Mich.; m. Detroit, Mich., Jan.. 1873. 
Julia A. Robinson; children: Prank Wilson, 
Walter S. Began business life in the ship- 
yards of tlie Wyandotte Iron & Ship Building 
Works; from there went into the offices of 
arcliitects in Detroit and Chicago, coming to 
tliis city in 1876, and establishing in practice 
as architect, 1889. Mem. Chicago Architec- 
tural Club and of tlie Chicago Architects' 
Business Association. Republican. Office: Mar- 
quette Bldg. Residence: 2679 Kenmore Av. 

CHURCH, Robert Freeman, steamboat com- 
pany official; b. Elk Rapids, Mich., Dec. 27, 
1870; s. J. P. Curran and Laura Barker 
Church; ed. puljlic schools; m. Chicago, Apr. 
26, 1900, Anna L. Ludwig. Was engaged in 
various occupations until 1893, when engaged 
in clothing business for himself; sold out 
within a year and accepted position of purser 
with Northern Michigan Transportation Co.; 
in spring of 1898 was appointed to his pres- 
ent position of general freight and passenger 
agent of same, owning 3 large steamers, with 
daily sailings June to September, and 4 sail- 
ings weekly during remaining months of navi- 
gation season, and carrying passengers and 
freight between Chicago and Lower Peninsula 
points in Northern Michigan. Mason. Clubs: 
Illinois Athletic, Casino (Edgewater). Office: 
East end of Michigan St. Residence: 2391 
Lakewood Av. 

CHURCH, Townsend Vail, civil and mining 
engineer; b. Troy, N. Y., Sept. 11. 1858; s. 
Charles R. and Mary E. (Vail) Church; early 
education in private schools; grad. Renssalaer 
Polytechnic Institute. Troy, N. Y.. as C.E.. 
1881. Began practice of profession as engineer, 
1881, with North Chicago Rolling Mill Co. for 
3 years, then with R. D. Wood & Co., Phila- 
delphia. 5 years; sec. and treas.. Troy (N. Y.) 
Gas Co., until 1890; then returned to Chicago 
and was with the Illinois Steel Co. until 1897; 
became partner in firm of Julian I>. Yale & 
Co. until its dissolution in 1901; since then 
has practiced alone as engineering expert. Re- 
publican. Was mem. of the National Guard of 
New York. Clubs: Chicago, Chicago Golf, Sad- 
dle and Cycle; also Engineers' of New York. 
Address: Chicago Club. 

CHURCH, William E., lawyer; b. Brooklyn, 
N. Y., Dec. 7, 1S41; s. John R. and Anstiss 
(Howard) Church; ed. New Jersey schools 
and Williams College, graduating, A.B.. 1861; 
studied law at Morristown, N. J.. 1861-2, and 
New York City, 1865-6; enlisted in 11th N. 
Y. Cav., Aug., 1862; served in Maryland. Vir- 
ginia and Louisiana; appointed asst. adjutant 
general of volunteers, with rank of capt.. 
Mar. 29, 1865, and assigned to 1st brigade, 1st 
division, 13th Army Corps; went with his com- 
mand, in May, 1865, to occupy Shreveport, I-a., 
and to receive the surrender of Kirby Smith's 
army: was post adjutant of Shreveport until 
August and afterward on staff of Gen. Slierl- 
dan until mustered out Oct. 23, 1865; m. Long 
Island, Nov. 2, 1870, Mary Jones; children: 
Helen, Anstiss. Rollin, Lloyd, Edward. After 
war resumed law study; admitted to New 
York bar. Dec. 7, 1866; practiced there until 
1872; at Morristown, N. J.. 1872-83; associate 
justice Supreme Court of Dakota Territory, 
1883-7; came to Chicago, June, 1890. and has 
since been In practice here; now of Church, 
McMurdy & Sherman. Republican. Office: 100 
Washington St. Residence: 1040 Judson Av., 
Evanston. 

CHURCH, William T., lawyer; b. Wabash, 
Ind., Oct. 4. 1866; s. Freeman S. and Adrienna 
(Thorne) Church; early education in public 
schools; grad. Grand Prairie Seminary, Onarga, 



111., B.S., 1888; Chicago College of Law, B.L.. 
1890; m. Masillon, O., Dec. 4, 1903, Helen O 
Shoemaker. Admitted to bar, 1890, and since 
1892 has been a mem. of the law firm of 
Barker, Church & Shepard, which firm name 
Is retained, although Joseph N. Barker, the 
senior mem., died May 13, 1902. Makes spe- 
cialty of real estate law. and partner, Frank 
L. Shepard. who is atty. for the pres. of the 
County Board. Board of Assessors and Board 
of Review, makes a specialty of revenue law. 
Republican. Mem. Camp 100, Sons of Vet- 
erans; was commander of Illinois division. 
Sons of Veterans, 1898-9. during which term 
two regiments, fully oganized and equipped, 
were tendered by this division to the govern- 
ment, one of which was mustered into state 
service; vice-chairman of Board of Regents 
Memorial Univ. of Mason City. la. Mason. 
Clubs: Marquette. Hamilton. Office: 79 Dear- 
born St. Residence: 7138 Harvard Av. 

CHURCHIIiIi, Prank Spooner, physician; b. 
Milton, Mass., Aug. 28, 1864; s. Charles Mar- 
shall Spring and Susan Elizabeth (Spooner) 
Churchill; early education in public school, 
Milton. Mass.; grad. Harvard College. A.B., 
1886; Harvard Med. School, M.D., 1890; grad- 
uate Massachusetts Gen. Hosp., Boston. 1891; 
m. West Bedford, Mass., Dec. 31. 1894. Lu- 
cretia Mott Hallowell; children: Lucretla 
Mott. Winthrop. Was surgeon of the Calumet 
& Hecla Co.. 1891-2; came to Chicago, 1892, 
and since engaged in practice of medicine 
here; specialist in diseases of children. Med. 
inspector Board of Health, Chicago; instruct- 
or in pediatrics Rush Med. College; visiting 
physician (pediatrics), Cook Co. Hosp.; asst. 
physician (pediatrics), Presbyterian Hosp. 
Mem. Chicago Med. Soc, Chicago Pediatric 
Soc, Am. Pediatric Soc. Independent in poll- 
tics. Unitarian. Clubs: University, Skokie Golf, 
Harvard. Office: 394 E. Chicago Av. Residence: 
460 Dearborn Av. 

CHVATAIi, James Ferdinand, physician; b. 
Voderad, Co. of Tabor, Bohemia, Sept. 23. 
1865; s. John and Marie (Krames) Chvatal; 
ed. parochial schools and public schools, fol- 
lowed by special course in St. Prokopius 
Benedictine College: grad. Rush Med. College. 
M.D., Mar. 28. 1893; m. Chicago, Oct. 25, 
1893, Mary Silhanek; children: Raymond W., 
Elleonore M. Mem. Am. Med. Assn.. Illi- 
nois State Med. Soc, Cook Co. Med. Soc. 
Bohemian Med. Socs. Has been physician-in- 
chief St. Agnes Hosp.; is med. examiner for 
Bohemian district Catholic Order of Foresters. 
Bohemian Central Catholic I'nion, Order of 
Mutual Protection, Slavonic Catliolic Union, 
and is a mem. of those orders. Was nres. of 
the Bohemian Med. Soc; now vice-pres. Lawn- 
dale branch of Cook Co. Med. Soc. Democrat. 
Mem. of the Board of Education for term end- 
ing 1907; mem. Special Park Commission. R. 
C. Is vice-pres. of the Star and Crescent 
Lumber Co.: dir. Los Cochas Mining Co. Club: 
Iroquois. Office and residence: 903 S. Millard 
St. 

CHVTRAUS, Axel, jurist; b. Province of 
Wermland, Sweden. Sept. 15. 1859; s. Gustaf 
E. and IVInria (Johnson) Chytraus; came to 
Chicago, 1869; ed. schools in Sweden and in 
Chicago public schools; m. June 22. 1892. 
Laura, daugtiter of H. A. Haugnn, pres. of the 
State Bank of Chicago. Entered law office of 
Howe & Russell at 13 as office boy; studied 
law and was admitted to bar Nov. 7, 1881; 
was for 2 years in office of Francis Lackner; 
pnrtnpr. 1885, with George F. Blanke. as 
P.Imke & Chytraus; Charles S. Deneen, for- 
merly state's atty.. now gov. of the state, 
later became a partner, firm name being 
Blanke. Chytraus i^- Deneen. and on election 
of Mr. Blanke as judge of tlie Superior Court. 
1S!(3, firm hccnme Cliytraus & Deneen; since 
Dec. 1S9S, judge Superior Court of Cook Co. 
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League, Marquette. Office: Court House. Resi- 
dence: 1932 Arlington PI. 

CIGKAND, Bernard John, dentist; b. Fre- 
donia. Wis., Oct. 1, 1866; s. Nicholas and Su- 
san Cigrand; grad. Fredonia High School, and 
Normal and Science courses in Northern Indi- 
ana Normal School, Valparaiso, Ind., with de- 
gree B.S., 1886 (M.S., 1898): grad. dental dept. 
Lake Forest Univ., D.D.S., 1888, being valedic- 
torian of his class; grad. Chicago School of 
Sciences, 1891; Haskell School of Prosthetics, 
1892; took non-resident course in industrial, 
educational and political economy, Univ. of 
Chicago, 1892-3; m. Chicago, 1889, Allie Need- 
ham Crispe; children: Bernie, Joice, Elroy, 
Elaine, "Virginia, Clyde. Engaged in practice 
of dentistry in Chicago from 1888. Prof, pros- 
thetic dentistry, 1892-6, and several years pres. 
Am. College of Dental Surgery; prof, dental 
prosthesis. Northwestern Univ. Dental School, 
1896-9; then prof, of dental prosthesis and 
history, Illinois School of Dentistry; since 
1901, prof, of dental prosthesis, technics and 
history, and since 1902 dean dental dept., 
Univ. of Illinois. Mem. Illinois State Dental 
Soc, Chicago Dental Soc, Odontographic Soc, 
Hayden Dental Soc, Dental Protective Assn., 
Columbia Dental Clvib. Delegate to Interna- 
tional Congress of Educators, 1900, and to 
Paris International Dental Congress. Dir. Chi- 
cago Public Library since 1903. Lecturer in 
Chicago Daily News Public School Lecture 
Course. One of organizers and first pres. Alum- 
ni Assn. of Northern Indiana Normal School. 
Mem. Masons, Odd Fellows, National Union, 
Knights of the Maccabees. Has contributed to 
many dental and literary periodicals; associ- 
ate editor Am. Dental Journal. Author: Com- 
pendium of Dentistry; History of Dentistry; 
The Lower Third of the Face; The Story of 
the Great Seal of the United States; Histori- 
cal Queries and Answers. Joint author, with 
Prof. Edward S. Ellis, of Life of Alexander 
Hamilton. Coritributor to Encyclopedia Ameri- 
cana. Office: Robey St. and North Av. Resi- 
dence: 1493 Humboldt Boul. 

CIiAI7CV, William, pres. and treas. Lumber- 
man's Credit Assn.; b. Sincoe, Can., Apr. 5, 
1859; s. Cornelius B. and Elizabeth Clancv; 
m. Chicago, Nov. 11, 1885, Amelia C. Schoeh- 
thaler; children: Minnie E., William C, Ber- 
nlce E. In 1875 accepted a position as clerk 
with M. D. Talcott, sec. and treas. of Furni- 
ture Manufacturers' Exchange, which pub- 
lished a rating book for furniture business. 
At the suggestion of Mr. Talcott compiled a 
rating book for lumber dealers, which was a 
success and the means of establishing the 
Lumberman's Mercantile Assn. In 1884, 
bought Mr. Talcott's interest in that company. 
The association was incorporated Mar. 24, 
1893, under name of Lumberman's Credit 
Assn., of which he is pres. and treas. Also 
treas. Bankers' Encyclopedia Co. Office: 
Great Northern Bldg. Residence: 4530 Wood- 
lawn Av. 

CI^AFP, Clement Iiong', pres. and treas. of 
Sewell-Clapp Mfg. Co.; b. Monroeville, O., 
May 12, 1852: s. Rev. Prof. Charles Welles 
and Jane Pray (Bassett) Clapp; grad. Iowa 
College, Grinnell. la., 1871; graduate student 
in history and economics 1 year at Tale Univ.; 
honorary A.M. of Iowa College, and also of 
Illinois College; m. New Haven, Conn., Mar. 
21, 1876, Emma Elizabeth Allan; 1 son: Allan 
Charles. Immediately after graduation was 
principal of schools and college tutor; mem. 
of editorial staff of daily paper; editor and 
publisher of country weekly, 1875-88; sec, 
1888-94, and since 1894, pres., and in control 
)f the Sewell-Clapp Mfg. Co.. makers and 
printers of envelopes. From 1883 to 1888 was 
owner of the Carrollton (111.) Telephone Ex- 
change, which operated lines over a large 
part of Greene Co., 111. Independent Repub- 



lican. Congregationalist. Office: 521-31 Wa- 
bash Av. Residence: 3941 Ellis Av. 

CIiAPP, Ozro Wrig-ht, grain broker; b. Lee 
Co., 111., Dec. 31, 1836; s. Lewis and Elizabeth 
H. (Wright) Clapp; ed. public schools of Lee 
Centre, 111.; m. Lee Centre, 111.. Dec. 29, 1859, 
M. Celestia Cochran; children: Ella E., Dwight 
O., Allace (died 1872). Has been a mem. of 
the Chicago Board of Trade since 185S. Head 
of firm of O. W^. Clapp & Co., which started 
at 215 S. Water St. in 1859. Lincoln Repub- 
lican. Clubs: Union League (since 1882), 
Washington Park (one of organizers), Calu- 
met. Office: Board of Trade. 

CXiARi:, John rrancis, lawyer; b. Chicago, 
Sept. 19, 1865; s. James and Winifred (Cough- 
lln) Clare; ed. public and higli schools of 
Chicago, St. John's College, Fordham, N. Y., 
and Union College of Law, Chicago, graduat- 
ing, LL.B., 1891; m. Chicago, Oct. 9, 1895, 
Nellie G., daughter of James and Kate Sten- 
son; children: Katherine. James, Joseph. Ad- 
mitted to bar of state of Illinois in 1891; 1st 
asst. prosecuting atty. for the City of Chi- 
cago under the administration of Mayor John 
P. Hopkins, 1894-5; since then engaged in gen- 
eral private practice. Democrat. R. C. Clubs: 
Sheridan, Ellerslio Golf. Office: 112 Clark St. 
Residence: 3123 ISfichigan Av. 

CIiARK, Albert Charles, manufacturer; b. 
Mattoon, 111., Feb. 7, 1868; s. E. M. and Nancy 
Jane Clark: ed. Mattoon public schools and 
Loxa's Teachers Institute to 1884: m. Chicago. 
1887, Providence May Smith; children: Beth, 
Prudence, Albert. Came to Chicago, 1884; first 
work was as day laborer, sorting scrap iron 
in the North Chicago Rolling Mills at $1.50 
per day; in insurance, 1885-90; salesman for a 
dental supply house, 1890-2; started in a 
small way in 1892 and is still sole owner of 
the business of A. C. Clark & Co., manufac- 
turing and dealing in office furnishings for 
dentists. Republican; elected, 1902, Senator 
from the 13th Senatorial district, in the Illi- 
nois legislature, for term expiring 1906; chair- 
man Republican caucus 43d Assembly; had 
charge of drainage bill, which connected the 
Calumet district with the Sanitary District of 
Chicago; instrumental in passing Park bills 
for the Park Board and had charge of much 
other important legislation. Club: Hamilton 
(life member). Office: Cor. Randolph St. and 
Michigan Av. Residence: Bryn Mawr, 111. 

CIiARK, Alson Ellis, manufacturer; b. 
Barre, Vt., Dec. 27, 1838; s. Charles L. and 
Emily A. Clark; enlisted 1862, in 45th Mass. 
Vols., a 9-months' regt.; m. Chicago, Oct. 25, 
1869, Sarah M. Skinner; children: Mary Emily 
(deceased), Mancel Talcott, Alson Skinner, 
Edwin Hill. Came to Chicago, 1863, and was 
in a store until becoming a mem. of the Board 
of Trade: was of the commission firm of Hoag- 
land & Clark, operating on the Board of Trade 
for 25 years; since 1901, pres. of the Wads- 
worth-Hov/land Co., manufacturers of paints 
and colors. Dir. Illinois Humane Soc; trustee 
Mary Thompson Hosp. Republican. Universal- 
ist. Mem. George H. Thomas Post, G. A. R. 
Clubs: Chicago, Illinois. Mason, Oriental 
Lodge. Apollo Commandery K. T. Office: 
Indiana Av. and 13th St. Residence: 2229 Calu- 
met Av. 

CIiARK, Bruce, broker in stocks, bonds, etc.: 
b. Chicago, Jan. 5, 1875; s. John M. and 
Ionise (Qua) Clark: ed. St. Mark's School, 
Southboro, Mass.; Yale Univ., graduating, 
A.B., in class of 1898: m. Providence, R. I., 
1S99. Nancv De "Wolf Pegram. Was in employ 
of Woods Motor Vehicle Co., 1898-1901, when 
became connected as employe with the house 
of King, Hodenpyl & Co., brokers, who are 
mems. of the New York and Chicago Stock 
Exchanges and the Chicago Board of Trade, 
and has since continued in service of that 
house. Republican. Clubs: Chicago, Chicago 
Golf, Mid-Day, Saddle and Cycle. Office: First 



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Nat. Bank Bldg. Residence: 139 Lincoln Park 
Boul. 

CIiARK, Edward Gavion, treas. Hibbard, 
Spencer, Bartlett & Co.; b. Monroe, Mich., Aug'. 
2, 1839; s. Thomas and Lavonia H. Clark; ed. 
public schools and Univ. of Michigan to 1863; 
m. Chicago. July 7, 1870, Mary J. Creswell; 1 
daughter: Helen Annie. Left college in 1863 
and enlisted as private in ISth Mich. Infy., 
serving 3 years in the Army of the Cumber- 
land. Entered the house of Hibbard & Spencer, 
1S65 (founded by Tuttle, Hibbard & Co., 1855, 
changed to Hibbard & Spencer, Jan. 1, 1865, 
became Hibbard, Spencer & Co., Jan. 1, 1872, 
incorporated as Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & 
Co., 1SS2); became successively bookkeeper 
and cashier, and on Jan. 1, 1904, treas. of the 
company, which is the largest wholesale hard- 
ware enterprise in the U. S. Republican. 
Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Westward Ho. Office: 
1 State St. Residence: 330 Ashland Boul. 

CIiABK, rrederick "William, pres. of the 
Clark Construction Co.; b. Chicago, Aug. 12, 
1857; s. Jonathan and Alice (Sardeson) Clark; 
ed. Chicago public schools, Massachusetts In- 
stitute of Technology, graduating as mining 
engineer, 1880; m. Chicago, 1885, Phebe F. 
Pyer; children: Dorothy, Kathryn, Kenneth. 
'V^'as in practice as mining engineer for 10 
years and for 6 years was asst. prof, of min- 
ing engineering and metallurgy at the Massa- 
cliusetts Institute of Technology. Since 1889 
in the building and contracting business, be- 
ing associated in business with his father 
until his death in 1902; since 1903 pres. of the 
Clark Construction Co. Also dir. of the Sibley 
Warehouse and Storage Co. Mem. of the Mas- 
ter Masons' Assn. and of the Master Carpen- 
ters' Assn. Republican. Clubs: Union I^eague, 
Midlothian. Office: 2 Sherman St. Residence: 
52 08 Jefferson Av. 

CXiABE, George Mark, stove manufacturer; 
b. Westminster, Vt., June 10, 1841; s. Mark 
and Sarah (Hall) (jlark; ed. public schools, 
Westminster, Vt.; m. Oberlin, O., June 18, 
1872, Elizabeth M. Keep; children: Alice Keep, 
Robert Keep. Began business life in a general 
merchandise store in Brattleboro, Vt., 1858-64; 
came to Chicago, 1864, and entered employ of 
Jessup, Kennedy & Co., afterward Crerar, Ad- 
ams & Co., manufacturers of railway supplies, 
and the Adams-Westlake Mfg. Co., for 21 
years as supt. of factory, etc. In 1881 estab- 
lished business of George M. Clark & Co., 
mfg. Jewel gasolene and gas stoves, ranges 
and appliances, 1897 removing the factory to 
Harvey, 111.; in 1902 the business was merged 
with others in the Am. Stove Co., of which is 
vice-pres., and mgr. of the George M. Clark 
& Co. division, in which 400 hands are em- 
ployed. Republican. Club: Union League. Of- 
fice: 72 E. Lake. Residence: 460 Dearborn Av. 

CI^ABKZ:, Henry B., vice-pres. and dir. HIl- 
bernian Banking Assn. Club: Exmoor. Offlco: 
Clark and Monroe Sts. Residence: Highland 
Park. 

CIiABK, James Henry, hardware merchant; 
b. Burlington, Vt., Aug. 28, 1861; s. Michael 
and Alice (Gorman) Clark: ed. public schools, 
Burlington. Vt., 1878; m. Chicago, 1884, Addie 
L. Good; 1 daughter: Grace M. Since he was 
17 years old has always worked in a hardware 
store; was in stores in New York and at Chat- 
tanooga, Tenn., before coming to Chicago, 
1886, when he established as a wholesale and 
retail dealer in builders' hardware and shelf 
goods. Independent In politics. K. P. Office: 
ir,5 Lake St. Residenre; 1439 Jackson Boul. 

CIiABK, James Iiawrence, general western 
freight agent L. S. .t- M. S. R. R.; s. Henry and 
Maria (Bobbins) Clark; ed. public schools, 
Michigan; m. Chicago, Ida Tomblin; 1 child: 
Beulah. Began business life as clerk In the 
local office at Jonosville, Mich., of the L. S. & 
M. S. Ry., 1874, nnd from that time has worked 
continuously for the same company, and was 



appointed. In 1899, to present position as gen- 
eral western freight agent. Mom. Royal Ar- 
canum. Clubs: Union League, Illinois. Office: 
144 Van Buren St. Re.sidence: 491 Jackson 
Boul. 

CIiABE, John Macdlll, seedman; b. Kirk- 
cudbright, Scotland, Mav 8, 1860; s. Hugh 
Eraser and Mary Stuart (Macdill) Clark; pri- 
mary education at Dumfries, Scotland; gram- 
mar school. New Brighton, S. I., N. Y. ; m. 
Steuben, N. Y., Aug. 5, 1886, Elenor Thomas; 
children: James Ronald, Leonard Dudley, Mar- 
garet. Has been in seed business since Sept., 
1879; for years connected with business now 
known as Leonard Seed Co. (founded by Simeon 
P. Leonard, 1884; incorporated, 1901), of which 
he Is sec. Democrat. Presbyterian. Dir. 8th 
Congressional District, Illinois Farmers In- 
stitute. Office: 79-81 E. Kinzie St. Residence: 
538 Eddy St. 

CIiABK, John Marshall, merchant, capital- 
ist; b. White Pigeon, St. Joseph Co., Mich., 
Aug. 1, 1836; s. Robert, Jr., and Mary E. 
(Fitch) Clark; grad. C.E., Rensselaer Polv- 
technic Institute, Troy, N. Y., 1856; m. 1873, 
Mary Louisa Qua, New York City. Lived in 
Chicago, 1847-52, returned upon graduation, 
1856; civil engineer on I. C. R. R., 1856-9; 
practiced as civil engineer. 1S59-62, at Den- 
ver, where he was part proprietor of the origi- ' 
nal townsite; in 1862 went to Santa Fe in em- 
ploy of Government to survey public land In 
New Mexico, and while so engaged secured 
records and documents of the dept., saving 
them from the raid made into New Mexico by 
the Confederate general, Sibley, by taking 
them, under escort, to Ft. Union; was aide on 
staff of Gen. Donaldson of Union Army and 
also served, with same rank, under Brig.-Gen. 
Stough, at Battle of Apaclie Canon. Returned 
to Chicago and bought Interest in leather firm 
of Gray, Marshall & Co., which later became 
Gray, Clark & Co., and now Gray, Clark & 
Engle; dir. and ex-pres. Chicago Telephone 
Co. Republican; mem. Common Council, 1^69- 
1871; Republican candidate for mayor against 
Carter H. Harrison, Sr., 1881; later mem. Chi- 
cago Board of Education; collector port of 
Chicago, 1890-4; pres. first Board of Civil Ser- 
vice Commissioners, 1895-7. Clubs: Chicago 
(pres., 1904), Union League, University, Lit- 
erary, Calumet, Commercial. Office: 201 Lake 
St. Residence: 2000 Prairie Av. 

CIiABEZ:, John Vaug-han, pres. Hibernian 
Banking Assn.; b. Chicago, Oct. 15. 1863; s. 
John V. and Elizabeth CRertrnnd) Clarke 
(father was founder. ISi;?. nf Merchants' 
Assn., which became Hibernian Banking Assn., 
1869); ed. Chicago public schools, St. Ignatius 
College and Barnes' Acad.; m. Columbus, C, 
1889. Miss Bertha English. Entered Hibernian 
Bank, 1880, as messenger; promoted step by 
step, and on death of his father, in 1892, suc- 
ceeded him as pres., succe.'^.^fnlly piloting the 
bank through the panic period which came 
soon after, and since then greatly increasing 
the bank's luisiness. Office: Corner IMonroe and 
Clark Sts. Residence: 47 Astor St. 

CIiABKZ:, IionlB Bertrand, banker; b. Chi- 
cago. Nov. IS. 1869; s. John V. and Elizabeth 
(Bertrand) Clarke: ed. Fessedden's private 
school; m. Chicago, 1809. Pamilla Allerton 
Sheldon; 1 daughter: Pamilla .\llerton. In 1886 
entered employ of the Hibernian Banking 
Assn., Chicago, as messenger; gradually ad- 
vanced from one position to another, until 
finally attaining present position of vice-pres. 
Democr.nt. R. C. Clubs: Exmoor. Saddle and 
Cvcle, Germnnia, Tolleston Sliooting. Office: 
Ciark and IMonroe Sts. Rf-.^^idcnce: 32 Bank.« St 

CIJABK, Michael Johnson, sec. and auditor 
C & W. I. R. R.. and Belt Ry. Co., Chicago; b. 
Hamilton, Ont., Sept. 20, 1841; s. Hutchinson 
and Elizabeth Johnson Clark; ed. public 
schools, Hamilton, Ont.; m. Detroit, Mich.. 
1867 Miss Margaret Heaslip. Was in service 



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of G. W. Ry. of Canada. 1863-80, 1 year as 
clerk In general freight office at Hamilton, 
Ont.; 6 years as billing clerk In freight office 
at Windsor, Ont., 1 year billing clerk in freight 
office at Hamilton, 4 years as clerk in audit- 
or's office, 1 year chief clerk same office, and 
3^ years stationer; was auditor D., G. H. & 
M. R. R., 1880-5; since Mar. 17, 1885, sec. and 
auditor of the C. & W. I. R. R. and of the Belt 
Ry. Co. of Chicago. Republican. Methodist. 
Office: 9 Dearborn Station. Residence: 522 W. 
67th St. 

CIiARK, Richard H. G., salt fish; b. 
Gloucester, Mass., Aug. 8, 1857; s. John J. and 
Elizabeth (Curtis') Clark; ed. Gloucester 
(Mass.) High School; m. Chicago, Mar. 10, 
1884, Evelyn P. Norwood. Came to Chicago, 
May 1, 1872, and was employe in the fish busi- 
ness until 1884, when established on own ac- 
count under present firm name of R. H. Clark 
& Co., importers and wholesale salt fish deal- 
ers. Republican. Clubs: Chicago Whist, Mar- 
quette, Hamilton. Office: 2 N. Union St. Resi- 
dence: 374 E. Ontario St. 

C^ABE, Solomon Henry, prof, public speak- 
ing, Univ. of Chicago, reader and lecturer; 
ed. College City of New York, Queen's Col- 
lege, Kingston, Can.; Univ. of Chicago; m. To- 
ronto, Can., Aug. 18, 1889, Anna Maude Fra- 
llck. (For list of books and writings see 
Who's Who in America.) Residence: 5761 
Washington Av. 

CI^ABK, Thomas Collier, lawyer; b. Flint, 
Mich., Oct. 27, 1860; s. George T. and Mary E. 
(Duxbury) Clark; ed. Univ. of Michigan, class 
of 1881; m. Kalamazoo, Mich., Jan. 29. 1896, 
Edith M. Smith; children: Hobart. Thomas Col- 
lier. Jr., Margaret Smith, Hovey Charles. Was 
connected with C. & W. M. Ry. and D.. L,. & N. 
R. R. Co. in various capacities, 1879-91; 
practiced law at Muskegon, Mich.. 1891-3; re- 
moved to Chicago, 1893, and has since been 
engaged in practice here; since 1895 of law 
firm of Smiley & Clark. Democrat. Episcopa- 
lian. Mem. Chicago Bar Assn. Clubs: Law, Un- 
ion League, City. Office: Marquette Bldg. Resi- 
dence: 1424 Judson Av., Evanston, 111. 

CIiABK, "Wallace Grant, real estate dealer 
and builder; b. Iroquois Co.. 111., Apr. 2, 1863; 
s. Daniel G. and Mary A. (Potter) Clark; resi- 
dent of Chicago since 3 years old; ed. public 
schools, Chicago; m. Chicago, Nov. 21, 1893, 
Maude H. Loverin; children: Ruth, Loverin. 
Began business life at 16 years of age in the 
gentlemen's furnishing goods business, in 
which remained for 3 years; and then became 
city buyer for Cragin Bros. & Co., hardware; 
since 1882 in real estate business and has been 
extensively engaged in subdividing and build- 
ing; was the original subdivider of Clarkdale, 
Brookdale, and Jackson Park Subdivision. 
Mem. firm of Clark & Trainer, real estate 
and builders of high grade residences; also of 
A. R. Clark & Co., builders; pres. and dir. 
of Loverin & Brown, wholesale grocers. Re- 
publican. Methodist. Clubs: Colonial, Chicago 
Automobile. Office: First Nat. Bank Bldg. Resi- 
dence: 4520 Forestville Av. 

CIiABKi:, "Ward Greene, physician; b. Staf- 
ford, Genesee Co., N. Y., Jan. 2. 1859; s. Rev. 
Ethan Rav and Elizabeth (Millerd) Clarke; 
removed to Clarence, N. Y., 1861, and to Buf- 
falo, N. Y., 1863: began med. study under 
Dr. E. W. Pyle. of Jersey City. N. J.; student 
Rush Med. College. 1880-2, graduating, M.D., 
1882. Engaged in general practice of medicine 
in Chicago since 1882; served as visiting 
physician for Northwest District of Chicago, 
and asst. in dept. of gynecology in Central 
Free Dispensary until Jan. 1, 1883, when re- 
signed both positions, becoming interne in 
Cook Co. Hosp. until Apr. 1, 1864; afterward 
on general staff of Presbyterian Hosp. Mem. 
Chicago Med. Soc, Illinois State Med. Soc, 
Am. Med. Assn. Attending pliysician 



vant Mem. Hosp. Office and residence: 9 St. 
James PI. 

CIIABK, "Will Halstead, lawyer; b. Homer, 
Cortland Co., N. Y., Oct. 24, 1863; s. Chester 
M. and Rachel Katherine (Haynes) Clark; ed. 
private scliools, Chicago, 1870-1; Mosley pub- 
lic school. Chicago. 1872-6; Homer (N. Y.) 
Acad., 1876-8; Prof. Taylor's private school, 
Syracuse. N. Y.. 1878-9; Union College of Law. 
Chicago (LL.B.). 1883-5; Chicago and North- 
western Univs. ; m. Cleveland. O.. June 19, 
1889, Cora Belle Turney; children: Margaret 
Alpha, Louise Asenath. Entered law office of 
Hlscock, GlfEord & Doheny (ex-Senator His- 
cock, N. Y.), Syracuse, N. Y., as student, fall 
of 1879; returned to Chicago, fall of 1882. 
and entered office of Cooper, Packard & Gur- 
ley; associated with W. W. Gurley continuously 
since, except 2 years (1889-90) wlien was pres. 
of C. & S. S. R. T. R. R. Co. (Alley L). Has 
served as dir. on the board of the Met. 
Elevated R. R. Co., the Rockford, Beloit & 
Janesville R. R. Co., and other corporations; 
now dir. Chicago Union Traction Co. Republi- 
can. Served in I. N. G. in Cadet Corps, 1st 
Infy., color Serg. 1st Cav.. lieut. and judge 
advocate Chicago Hussars during World's 
Fair. Clubs: Union League (sec, 1898), Calu- 
met, Forty, Chicago Riding and Driving, char- 
ter mem. Hamilton. Office: Marquette Bldg. 
Residence: 34 Groveland Park. 

CXjABKZ:, "William Eddy, western mgr. Lam- 
son Consolidated Store Service Co.; b. near 
Richmond, Va., 1852; s. William Eddy and 
Eliza Green Frisbe Clarke; attended public 
schools; married. At ap'e of 14 the western 
fever led him from home; spent 15 years on tlie 
Plains and in Texas; organized a company of 
prospectors and hunters at age of 19, and was 
elected its capt. ; distinguished in battle with 
a band of renegade Cheyenne Indians who 
were making frontier life unbearable in south- 
western Nebraska; was connected with Texas 
Rangers for a year under Capt. Hall; later 
asst. paymaster on U. P. R. R. under Gen. 
Hammond, and still later connected with Wa- 
bash R. R., which he represented on Mer- 
chants' Exchange floor at St. Louis. On retire- 
ment of Col. Andrews left railroad business, 
becoming associated, 1886, with Lamson Con- 
solidated Store Service Co. of Boston, Mass., 
which he has served in various capacities ever 
since, as shareholder and western mgr. with 
headquarters in Chicago. Also dir. Bostedo 
Pneumatic Tube Co. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, 
Illinois Athletic. Office: 200 Monroe St. Resi- 
dence: 941 Estes Av. 

C^ABK, "William "Wallace, paper box manu- 
facturer; b. Middletown, Conn., Nov. 18, 1852; 
s. Sylvester and Lydia Clark; ed. public 
schools, Middletown, Conn.; m., 1st, Ella C. 
Cole, Chicago. 1878; 1 child: Gertrude L. (now 
Mrs. Guy L. Haydon) ; m. 2d, Chicago, 1895, 
Rose Wilkie. Came to Chicago, 1872, from Mid- 
dletown, Conn., becoming connected with 
brother-in-law, L. J. Van Sands, until 1881, 
when joined William C. Pflster in forming 
present firm of Clark & Pfister, manufactur- 
ers of paper boxes. Republican. Mason; mem. 
Blue Lodge, Chapter. Council, St. Bernard 
Commanderv, K. T., Medinah Temple, Mystic 
Shrine. Office: 53 S. May St. Residence: 536 
Washineton Boul. 

CI.ABKSOH, Balph, portrait painter; b. 
Amesbury, Mass., Aug. 3, 1861; s. Joseph T. 
Clarkson; ed. Amesbury (Mass.) High School; 
studied art Boston Art Museum until 1884; 
Julien Acad, under Lefebvre and Boulanger, 
1884-7; m. Fannv Rose Calhoun, Hartford, 
Conn., Jan. 15. 1890. Exhibited in Salon, 1887. 
Returned to New York, where he painted por- 
traits. In 1892 again went abroad, spending 
part of time in Italy; returned to America, 
1895, and settled in Chicago, 1896. Mem. New 
York Water Color Soc. Pres. Municipal Art 
Commission, Chicago; Chicago Soc. of Artists; 



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Municipal Art League (pres.); mem. Am. Art 
Jury, Paris Exposition, 1900; Art Jury St. 
l^ouis Kxposltion, and of International Jury 
of Award. Studio: 203 Miclilgan Av. 

CIiAUSSIINIUS, Edward, foreign excliange 
banker; b. New York City, May 29, 1857; s. 
Henry and Jolianna (von Tilly) Claussenius; 
ed. Chicago schools; m. Chicago, May 18, 1886, 
Emma Elisabeth Demling; children: Henry 
Frank, Frances Marie, Elsa Valentine. In July, 
1873, entered banking and steamstiip agency 
business founded by his father as H. Claus- 
senius & Co., 1864; became partner and now, 
with his brother, G. W. Claussenius, conducts 
the business under the original name. The 
specialties of the firm are foreign exchange 
and European collections, and they are general 
western agents for tlie North German Lloyd 
Steamship Co. Republican. Club: Germania. 
Office: 95 Dearborn St. Residence: 147 Cass St. 

CliA'D'SSENIUS, Georgre "W., banker and 
steamship agent; b. New York City, Nov. 19, 
1860; s. Henry Claussenius (German consul 
until 1877 and consul of Austro-Hungarian 
Empire from 1882 until 1894 in Chicago) and 
Johanna (von Tilly) Claussenius; ed. public 
schools, New York and Cliicago, and three 
years study in Germany. After leaving school 
engaged in the business of H. Claussenius 
& Co. (founded by his father), in banking, 
foreign exchange and agents for the North 
German Lloyd Steamship Co., in which busi- 
ness has ever since continued; his brother, 
Edward, and himself now constituting the 
firm. Mem. Chicago Board of Education. Mem. 
Germania Mannerchor. Office: 95 Dearborn St. 
Residence: 585 LaSalle Av. 

CIiAT, John, live stock commission mer- 
chant; b. Winfleld, Berwick-on-Tweed, Scotland, 
Apr. 24, 1851; s. John and Patricia (Thomp- 
son) Clay; ed. Wellfield Acad., Duns, Scotland; 
St. Andrews, Scotland, and Edinburgh Univ., 
Edinburgh, Scotland; m. Highland Park, 111., 
Jan. 5, 1881, Euphemia Forrest; 1 son: John 
Clay, III. Commenced working on Scotch farm, 
1867; came to America, 1879; settled in Canada,, 
becoming mgr. of Canada West Farm Stock 
Assn., Bow Park, Brantford, Ont.; left there, 
1882, and came to Chicago; organized the firm 
of Clay & Forrest, May 1, 1883, which was 
succeeded Jan. 1, 1900, by firm of John Clay 
& Co., bankers, Chicago. In Sept., 1886, organ- 
ized the live stock commission firm of Clay, 
Robinson & Co., now one of the largest in the 
country, having offices in Chicago, Kansas 
City, Mo., South Omaha, Neb., Sioux City, la.. 
South St. Joseph, Mo., Denver, Colo., Salt 
Lake City. Utah. Clubs: Chicago, Washington 
Park, Midlothian. Office: The Rookery. Resi- 
dence: 4030 Lake Av. 

CIiAV, William •WilBon, architect; b. New 
York City, May 2, 1849; s. George and Mary 
Elenor (Martine) Clay; ed. Taylor's Primary 
School and 13th St. Grammar School, New 
York; grad. College of the City of New York. 
1869; m. New York, Dec. 17, 1876, Alice Gray; 
1 son: William Wharton. Mem. firm of Wheel- 
ock & Clay. 1876-86; Clay & Dutton, 1886-8; 
Beers, Clay i^- Dutton. 1888-94; since then 
alone. Fellow of the Am. Institute of Archi- 
tects and mem. Illinois Chapter of same; mem. 
Chicago Architects' Business Assn. Independ- 
ent in politics, with Socialistic tendencies. Of- 
fice: 218 LaSalle St. Residence: 3145 Rhodes 

Av 

CX^EIiAND, Jonas Marshall, vice-pres. the 
Cable Co., piano and organ manufacturers; b. 
Jordanville. Herkimer Co., N. Y., Mar. 4. 1852; 
s. George M. and Amelia (Treadway) Cleland; 
ed. public and private schools. New York 
State; Acads., Fairfield and Clinton, N. Y. ; m. 
Sioux City, la., Nov. 29. 1877, Louise D. Pea- 
vey; children: George Albert, James Fulton, 
Mary. Studied law in offices of Judge George 
A. Hardin, of the firm of Hardin & Burrows, 
of the Supreme Court of New York, at Little 



Falls, N. Y.; and of Davenport & Young, Ricli- 
field Springs, N. Y. ; came west in 1872, and 
entered office of Currier & Bolton, Sioux City, 
la.; admitted to Iowa state bar, 1873, and prac- 
ticed at Sioux City until 1898. Was city atty. 
of Sioux City 4 terms (8 years) and Mayor 
of Sioux City 3 terms (6 years), in 1886-7, 
1888-9, and 1896-7. After coming to Chicago, 
1899, was associated witli the Iowa Life In- 
surance Co., and the Nat. Life Insurance Co., 
U. S. A., until Feb. 1, 1901, when became asso- 
ciated with tiie Cable Co., manufacturers of 
pianos and organs, of whicli is ikjw vice-pres. 
While in Iowa was a mem. of the staff of Gov 
Larrabee, later Judge Advocate 2d Brig., Iowa 
N. G., and during tlie Spanish-Am. War was 
major and paymaster, U. S. V. Republican. 
Club: Washington Park. Office: Wabasli Av. 
and Jackson Boul. Residence: 218 E. 60th St. 

CIiEIiAND, McKenzle, lawyer; b. Delhi, N 
Y., Oct. 8, 1860; s. William J. and Judith (Wil- 
son) Cleland; grad. Monmouth College, Mon- 
mouth, 111., A.M., June, 1882; Washington 
Univ. Law Dept., St. Louis, Mo., LL.B., June. 
1884; m. Lemont, 111., June 16, 1887, Mary L. 
Norton; children: Ruth, Jessica, De Witt, 
Esther. Admitted to bar June 15, 1884; since 
Oct., 1897, of firm of Phelps & Cleland. Also 
dir. Great Western Mfg. Co., and of Am. Air 
Goods Co. Republican. United Presbyterian. 
Dir. of adult Bible classes in Cook Co. S. S. 
Assn.; vice-pres. United Presbyterian Mutual 
Benefit Assn.; mem. board of dirs. of Bible 
Teachers' Training School of New York City; 
was pres. Englewood Y. M. C. A. for 6 years. 
Club: Hamilton. Office: 108 LaSalle St. Resi- 
dence: 6439 Normal Av. 

CIiESCENT, Allan Montgfoniery, broker; b. 
Chicago. Oct. 31, 1869; s. Austin and Sarah 
(Montgomery) Clement; ed. Chicago public 
schools and Chicago Manual Training School, 
graduating 1886; m. Chicago. 1894. Grace 
Groves; children: Austin Arthur. Franklin 
Groves. Began business life in 1886, and was 
in the house of Clement, Bane & Co. for 15 
years: partner Raymond, Pynchon & Co.. stock 
brokers, 3 years; then partner in Lester, 
Kneeland & Co. 1 year, wliich firm, after the 
death of Mr. Lester, was succeeded by pres- 
ent firm of Kneeland. Clement & Curtis, mem. 
New York and Chicago Stock Exchanges, New 
York Coffee Exchange. Chicago Board of 
Trade, St. Lotiis Mercliants' Exchange. Re- 
publican. Trustee of the Illinois "Western 
Hosp. for the Insane. Clubs: Union League. 
Chicago Athletic, Exmoor, Glen View, Wash- 
ington Park. Office: 219 LaSalle St. (The 
Rookerv). Residence: 4009 Lake Av. 

CIiEMENT, Arthur Anstln, sec.-treas. and 
dir. of the Am. Wire Fence Co.; b. Chicago. 
Mar. 7, 1873; s. Austin and Sarah (Montgom- 
ery) Clement; grad. Massacluisetts Institute 
of Technology, Boston, 1894, witli degree of 
B.S., from the course in cliemical en- 
gineering. For 7 years was connected 
with the Am. Cotton Oil Co. of New Jersey 
ns chemist .nnd cbemicnl enerineer at their 
different plants, leaving that connection to 
assume, Jan. 1, 1902, present position. Repub- 
lican. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Hamilton. Ex- 
moor. Office: 189 LaSalle St. Residence: 4009 

CIiENN'Z', James Edson, manuf.ncturer; b. 
Lynn, Ind.. June IS. 1854; s. John W. and 
Deborah (Banks) Clenny; ed. public schools 
and Winchester High School, Indiana, and 
Dayton (O.) Commercial School; m. Winches- 
ter. Ind., Julv 13, 1881, Emma O. Henderson: 
children: Russell H., Helen M. Was with 
Crume & Sefton Mfg. Co. as bookkeeper. May 
13, 1878, to Jan. 1, 1888; elected sec. and treas., 
resigned. Oct. 1, 18S8, to orgrinize the J. W. 
Sefton Mfg. Co., Anderson, Ind., incorporated 
Nov. 8, 1888; elected vice-pres. and treas. and 
served until July, 1889. then elected treas. 
and gen. mgr., in which position has since 



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then continued, the company being large man- 
ufacturers or paper specialties, folding boxes, 
etc. Also dir. Manufacturers' Bank of Chicago 
since Nov., 1903; also dir. O. L. Schwencke 
Lithographic Co., New York, since Oct., 1904. 
Republican. Office: 241-51 S. Jefferson St. Resi- 
dence: 949 Jackson Boul. 

CIiZ:V£liAm}, diaries Benson, insurance; 
b. Masonville, N. Y., Feb. 4, 1845; s. Festus 
P. and Mary (Lyon) Cleveland; removed with 
parents to Illinois, 1855; grad. Rockford High 
School; served in 153d 111. Vols, in the Army 
of the Cumberland in Civil War; m. Rockford, 
III., Oct. jl5, 1867, Theodosia Garrison; 1 
daughter: Edith Grace. After leaving army 
was cashier in a wholesale dry goods store 
in Rockford until 1868, when became cashier 
in the office of the general agent at Rockford 
of the New England Mutual Life Insurance 
Co., with which company has ever since been 
connected; came to Chicago, 1869, and served 
in same capacity until 1885; since then gen- 
eral agent. Republican. Methodist. Mem. John 

A. Logan Post, G. A. R., Evanston, 111. Mason; 
mem. Evanston Commandery K. T. Clubs: 
Union League, Glen View, Evanston. Of- 
fice: First Nat. Bank Bldg. Residence: 1508 
Hinmann Av., Evanston. 

CI<i:VEIiANI>, Cliester Emery, lawyer; b. 
Watsonville, Calif., Oct. 30, 1865; s. Chester 

B. and Harriet M. (Crenshaw) Cleveland; ed. 
district schools of Warren Co., 111.; Hedding 
College, Abingdon, 111., until 1883; m. Abing- 
don, 111., July 26, 1893, Frances E. Merricks; 
children: Theo. Frances, Chester Emery, Jr. 
Worked on farm and attended school until 
1883, when entered law office at Galesburg, 
111., as office boy; studied law in office of 
Williams, Lawrence & Bancroft, Galesburg, 
111., and of Grier & Dryden, Monmouth, 111.; 
admitted to bar of Supreme Court of Illinois, 
1886; practiced at Abingdon, 111., until 1891, 
when came to Chicago; became mem. of firm 
of Cratty, Jarvis & Cleveland, and later prac- 
ticed alone until Mar., 1904, when became part- 
ner in the law firm of Newman, Northrop, 
Levinson & Becker. Democrat. Mem. Ravens- 
wood Lodge A. F. and A. M., Columbia Chap- 
ter, R. A. M., Abingdon Lodge, I. O. O. F. 
Clubs: Iroquois, Ravenswood. Office: Chamber 
of Commerce. Residence: 412 Wilson Av. 

CXiEVXIiAND, George Henry, physician, ed- 
itor, publisher; b. Adrian, Mich., Feb. 13, 1862; 
s. Charles Monroe and Susan Amanda (Jen- 
nings) Cleveland; ed. public schools; grad. 
med. dept. Univ. of Michigan, class 1882; m. 
Ann Arbor, Mich., May 18, 1880, Jane Ann 
Jolly; children: Charles William, Carlton Ed- 
ward. Practiced medicine at Coleman, Mich., 
until about 1885, then at Pentwater, Mich., 
until Oct., 1890, when came to Chicago. Prac- 
ticed here till 1892, when established the Clin- 
ical Review, of which he is editor and pub- 
lisher; under the present name of the Cleve- 
land Press, is exclusively engaged in the pub- 
lication of med. books. Mem. Chicago Patho- 
logical Soc, Therapeutic Club of Chicago. 
Episcopalian; mem. Church of the Epiphany. 
Democrat. Office: 346 Ogden Av. Residence: 
951 W. Harrison St. 

CIiEVEIiAKD, Josiah Prancls, land commis- 
sioner, C. & N.-W. Ry. Co.; b. Masonville, N. 
Y., June 19, 1847; s. Rev. F. P. and Mary 
(Lyon) Cleveland; high school education; 
sergeant Co. H, 153d 111. Infy., Jan., to Sept.. 
1865; m.. 1st, Newark, N. J., Nov. 2, 1869, 
Electa G. Price; 2d, Chicago, Sept. 25, 1873, 
Mary E. Frisbie; 3d, New Haven, Conn., Aug. 
13, 1902, Kate Bradley; children: Augustus 
Frisbie, Eva Mav, Josiah Judson. Clerk in dry 
goods store, Rockford, 111., 1866-8; bookkeeper 
for planing mill. New York City, 1868 to spring 
of 1870; then with Jones & Sellers, abstractors, 
Chicago, until the great Chicago fire, Oct. 9, 
1871; then with Baird & Bradley, convey- 
ancers, to Oct., 1872; chief clerk Howe Sewing 



Machine Co., 1872-80, handling large line of 
country collections; since Apr., 1880, with C. & 
N.-W. Ry. Co.; right of way agent to Apr., 
1882; asst. land commissioner, 1882-97; land 
commissioner since July 1, 1897. Also dir. St. 
Paul Eastern Grand Trunk Ry. Co., Chicago; 
Iowa & Minnesota Ry. Co., Forest Co. Ry. Co., 
Western Town Lot Co., Pioneer Town Lot Co. 
Mem. Board of Education, Oak Park, 1891-97. 
Free Trade Republican. Congregationalist. 
Clubs: Congregational, Westward Ho. Office: 
Jackson Boul. and Fnaiklin St. Residence: 709 
Superior St., Oak Park, 111. 

CIiIFFORD, James Orra, freight auditor C. 
& N.-W. Ry.; b. Salem, Kenosha Co., Wis., Dec. 
8, 1856; s. Emery and Mary Jane (Osgood) 
ClifCord; ed. country schools from age of 8, 
and from age of 11 assisted father in farm 
work summers and attended school winters 
until 1873; m. Clinton, la., Nov. 7, 1883, Mary 
Elizabeth Dannatt; children: Grace Edith, 
Lewis Dannatt, Olive, Marshall Emery, Alice, 
John Osgood (deceased). In summer of 1873 
went to Delmar, Clinton Co., la., and became 
messenger boy and apprentice under his uncle, 
who was agent for the C. & N.-W. Ry. Co. 
there; learned telegraphy and the duties of a 
station agent; from Oct., 1874, to Aug., 1880, 
was telegraph operator and agent at va- 
rious stations on the Iowa Division of the 
C. & N.-W. Ry.; was traveling auditor, 1880-7, 
and since Nov. 7, 1887, has been freight audi- 
tor of the C. & N.-W. Ry. Mem., and is now 
1st vice-pres., Assn. of Am. Ry. Accounting 
Officers. Served 2 terms in the City Council, 
Wbeaton, 111; also 2 terms on the Board of 
Education. Republican. Attends Episcopal 
Church. Mem. various Masonic bodies, K. P., 
Modern Woodmen, Nat. Union, Royal League, 
Modern Aztecs, Yeoman of America. Clubs: Il- 
linois Athletic, Wheaton Golf. Office: Jackson 
Boul. and Franklin St. Residence: Wheaton III. 

CIiZFTON, Theodore, Western sec. of the 
Congregational Education Soc; b. Platteville, 
Wis.; s. William and Frances Ann (Basye) Clif- 
ton; ed. State Normal School, Platteville, Wis.; 
Iron City Commercial College, Pittsburgh, Pa.; 
Belolt College, Belolt, Wis.; Chicago Theologi- 
cal Seminary; D.D. degree conferred by Drury 
College, 1898; m. Peoria, 111., Oct. 6, 1874, 
Louva Thompson; children: Fred W., Edna, 
Philip G., Mildred. Ordained to Congregational 
ministry, 1870, and was a Congregational pas- 
tor for 22 years — 9 years In St. Louis, 4 years 
at Rockford, 111., 7 years In Milwaukee, 2 years 
In Chicago; since 1897, Western sec. of the 
Congregational Education Soc. Lecturer on 
sociological and patriotic subjects. Club: Chi- 
cago Congregational. Office: 151 Washington 
St. Residence: 9612 Longwood Av. 

CIiINCH, Dtincan I^., real estate dealer and 
agent; b. Augusta, Ga., June 27, 1860; s Col. 
Henry A. and Ella (Ford) Clinch; ed. entirely 
by private tutors. From 1874-7 was traveling 
salesman for George M. Taylor & Co., manu- 
facturers of tobacco, Danville, Va.; came to 
Chicago, 1877, and was bookkeeper for Goulds 
& Austin, belting, 1877-90; salesman for Cre- 
rar, Clinch & Co., coal, 1890-3; for Hoyne 
Bros., real estate, 1893-5; for Frank G. Hoyne, 
real estate, 1895, to Jan. 1, 1904, when was ad- 
mitted to partnership In firm of Frank G. 
Hoyne & Co., real estate. Democrat. Office: 88 
LaSalle St. Residence: 3958 Drexel Boul. 

CIiINCH, Richard rioyd, coal and Iron; ed. 
private schools in Georgia and Cheltenham 
Acad., Pa. Connected with the Joliet Steel 
Co., 1883-9, when, with John Crerar, estab- 
lished the firm of Crerar, Clinch & Co., 
coal and iron, in which firm has ever since 
continued. Is dir. De Soto Iron Co., the New 
Pittsburgh Coal and Coke Co., and the North 
Am. Accident Insurance Co. Democrat. Episco- 
palian. Clubs: Union League, Chicago Yacht, 
Exmoor, Calumet. Office: The Rookery. Resi- 
dence: 2201 Calumet Av. 



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CIiINOMAK, George PrankUn, gen. mgr. the 
ToDey i^uniiture Co.; b. Chicago, Aug. 27, 
lis57; s. William and Harriet K. (.Hoffman) 
Clingnian; ed. public schools, Chicago; m. Chi- 
cago, July S, iSSO, Stuarta K. Watson; chil- 
dren: li;lizabeth, Stuart, Louise, George, Lucy, 
Kuth, William. Began business career as book- 
keeper for William M. Murlin ii Co., produce 
commission tirm, ISTG-T; in 1S78 was employed 
by John A. Colby as a designer in furniture, 
remaining in that connection until 1S88; be- 
came connected with Tobey Furniture Co., Jan. 
1, 1888, as designer of furniture, remaining in 
tnat position until 1894, wiien became gen. 
mgr. of the company, in whicli position still 
continues; also dir. the Tobey & Cliristian 
Cabinet Co. Republican. Clubs: Homewood, 
Bryn Mawr Social. Office: Wabash Av. and 
Washington St. Residence: 7210 Kuclid Av. 

CIiITHEKO, Delbert Anthony, lawyer; b. on 
farm in Grundy Co., 111., Nov. 11, 1870; s. IDd- 
ward S. and Kliza M. (Scott) Clithero; re- 
moved with parents to Iroquois Co., 111., when 
2 years old, and to Chicago in 1885; ed. public 
schools, Iroquois Co., and Clilcago; grad. Chi- 
cago Kent Law School (Lake Forest Univ.), 
1894; m. Wheaton, 111., June 29, 1889, Harriet 
A. Johnson; 1 daughter: Helen Elizabeth. Ad- 
mitted to bar of Supreme Court of Illinois, 
1894, and later to Federal Courts; now mem. 
of law firm of Warvelle & Clithero. Dir. In- 
ternational Telephone Mfg. Co., Nat. Portrait 
Co.; counsel for Schaefer-Martm Cnemical 
Co.; Laird & Lee (publishers), Wilmington 
Mining & Mfg. Coal Co. Mem. Chicago Bar 
Assn. Republican. Office: 115 Dearborn St. 
Residence: 2143 W. Adams St. 

CIiOUGE, Harry Sumner, real estate; b. 
Evanston, 111., July 12, 1856; s. William War- 
ren and Hannah J. (Boyce) Clough; ed. public 
schools and Northwestern Business College; 
m. Chicago, Nov. 18, 1896, Amelia B. Blauer. 
With Coon & Co., wholesale dry goods (now 
known as Cluett, Peabody & Co.), 1878-83; 
then in same line of business as mgr. for Fel- 
lows & Co., 1883-9; since 1889 in real estate 
business as a mem. of the Arm of Rounds & 
Clough. Republican. Presbyterian. Office: 145 
LaSalle St. Residence: 2667 N. Lincoln Av. 

CIiOITOH, Sichard William, manufacturer; 
b. Newark, N. J., Aug. 7, 1860; s. Richard and 
Martha (Collins) Clough; came to Chicago in 
childhood; ed. public schools; m. Chicago, May 
10, 1880, Carrie Peters; children: Julia, Rich- 
ard, William. Began business career with 
Grace & Co., varnish manufacturers, and re- 
mained with that firm until 1890, as supt. of 
the mfg. dept. ; held similar position with the 
Am. Varnish Co. from 1890 until July 1, 1904, 
when, with W. H. Noake and E. S. Wheeler, 
purchased the business of the Watts De Gol- 
yer Co. and reincorporated it as the Noake- 
Wheeler-Clough Co., of which is vice-pres. Re- 
publican. Office: 377-91 Illinois St. Residence: 
3270 Maiden St. 

C^OW, Charles Bboades, merchant, manu- 
facturer; b. Pitsburgh, Pa., Mar. 22, 1864; s. 
James B. and Matilda (Ross) Clow; ed. public 
schools, Pittsburgh and Chicago until 1884; 
m. Chicago, Nov. 16, 1900, Hattie B. Barth. 
After leaving school in 1884 entered the busi- 
ness of James B. Clow & Sons, manufacturers 
of water-works and plumbers' supplies, and 
after serving the firm in subordinate capacities 
until he became familiar with the business 
was admitted to partnership, and upon the 
Incorporation of the company became 2d vice- 
pres., which position still holds. Clubs: Union 
League. Chicago Athletic. Office: 342 Franklin 
St. Re.'^idenee: 1092 Sheridan Rd. 

CIiOW, Harry Beach, sec. James B. Clow & 
Sons, plumbers' s\ipplies; b. Allegheny, Pa., 
Feb. 11, 1868; s. James B. and Matilda (Ross) 
Clow; ed. public schools; grad. North Division 
High School, Chicago. 1885; m. Chicago. Jan. 
6, 1892, Elizabeth F. McNally; children: Helen, 



^^i°^' -^^'"'■^ ^••. J'"- *^" leaving scliool, 1885. 
took a minor position witli James B. Clow & 
feons, and has .since been continuously with Uiac 



house; since 1904 



IS been sec. of James B. 



?Tl?i^r,'^T^°""'^- Republican. Presbyterian. Clubs: 
Union League, Glen View. Mem. Roval Ar- 
N^^^P^rk Av''^ ^^° Franklin St. Residence: 834 
CLOW, James Beach, pres. James B. Clow 
lev Pa "" M?r^^'T" ^^i^]}^^' ^- North Sewick^ 
s/ph£Hur[LuVk^) '^o^;%^^^ ?eho^o"l^ 
of Pennsylvania. Served in Civil War- was 
commissioned as capt, and served lA the 
commissary dept. under Gen. McCaull; m 
wm^ifm^v- n^-' 1859 Matilda Ross; children! 
)^«<! .^ ^•' Cliarles R Harry B., James C. In 
1865 began m manufacture of iron pipe at 
F^*i^^^'"f''' ^f-'- ^n,l^'5, removed to Chicago, 
and continued in the same business as reo- 
resentative of the National Tube Works until 
18 r 8, When established firm of James B. Clow 
f Son; incorporated, 1894, as James B. Clow 
?ir.f°",f' manufacturers of cast iron water 
SRf<J heating materials and plumbers' sup- 
plies of which is pres.; manufacturing plant 
tK ^®^'^''l?erstown, O. Mason (32°). Office: 
nTftw'^^'i,,^^- Residence: 1092 Sheridan Rd. 
X <?^?y^' ^^^^^ ?■• ^'ce-pres. James B. Clow 
& Sons, b. Industry, Pa., Sept. 23, 1860; s 
James B. and Matilda (Ross) Clow; ed. public 
schools, Pittsburgh, Pa.; m. Pittsburgh. Pa., 
win^oi; 18^2 Margaret A. Sarver; children: 
William L Jr.. Kent S., Martha M. Began 
bus ness life at Pittsburgh with his father 
in 187/ and in 1880, when the business of 
James B. Clow & Sons was established in Chi- 
cago, became a mem. of the firm, a leader 
among manufacturers plumbing and sanitary 
supplies, and upon tlie subsequent incorpora- 
tion of the company was elected vice-pres. 
Uuhs: Merclinnt.s, Union T^enerue, Onwentsia. 
Edgewater. Office: 342 Franklin St. Residence- 
50 Buena A v. 

COATS, WilUam Edwin, public appraiser; 
b. Woodstock, 111., Aug. 24, 1851; s. Henry C. 
and Susan (St. Clair) Coats; ed. public schools 
and Northwestern Univ.: completed course- in 
engineering; m. Grand Rapids, Wis., Apr. 14, 
1876, Sophie Fontaine; children: Susan, Ger- 
trude, Marie. On leaving school in 1873 began 
practice as civil engineer on the River division 
of the C, M. & St. P. R. R., was largely en- 
gaged in railroad construction work; resided 
in Sparta, Wis., and was elected mayor of that 
city in 1891; since 1893 in Chicago, engaged 
in business as public appraiser and now pres. 
of Coats & Burchard Co. Republican. Club: 
Hamilton. Office: 159 LaSalle St. Residence: 
1519 Wilson Av. 

COBB, Alhert "Wheel-srrlgrht. manufacturer; 
b. Brookline, Mass., UTay 31, 1852; s. Albert A. 
and Mary (Candler) Cobb; ed. public schools, 
Brookline, Mass., and Harvard College, gradu- 
ating, A.B., 1872; m. Vergennes, Vt., 1877, Car- 
oline Pierpont; Children: Albert A., Jr., Jolm 
Piorpont, Annie Lawrence, Evelvn Pierpont. 
Charles Lawrence, Malcolm. Elizabeth Dal- 
lam. After graduation from college, in 18^2. 
established in East India importing business 
at Boston, Mass.; removed to Chicago, 1875, 
and continued in same line until 1892. when he 
entered the Cobb Chocolate Co., which was 
originally established in Dodham, Mass., in 
1875. and was moved to Chicago In 1891. The 
company was incorporated in Illinois, 1893. 
,ind lip i'f nnw its pros Tndonendent in DOli- 

tics-. Club: TTnlon. Office: 374-86 Illinois St. 
Residence: Lake Forest, 111. 

COBB, Benjamin Franklin, editor of the 
Lumber Review; b. Boston, Mass., Jan. 24, 
1844; s. Calvin Perclval and Eliza (Gilchrist) 
Cobb; ed. public schools of Massachusetts: m., 
1st, Manchester, N. H., 1S65, Miss Fannie 
Hook; cliildren: George F., Gertrude E. : m., 
2d. Milwaukee. Wis., 1895. Miss Callle Lyon. 



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"Was in merchant marine service as seaman 
and mate, 1850-61; yeoman in U. S. N. from 
1861 to 1864. Engaged in lumber business, 
after leaving navy, operating in Mexico and 
tlie Southern States, then was in the news- 
paper and publisliing business, now being 
pres. of tlie Lumber Review Co. and editor 
of the Lumber Review, and pres. of the Sco- 
field Publishing Co. Author: Yankee Mother 
Goose; Tom Clingstone's Letters; Richard 
Vaughn; Realm of the Retail Lumberman. Re- 
publican. Clubs: Hamilton, Press. Office: 355 
Dearborn St. 

COBB, BnuuonB Bradley, soap manufactur- 
er; b. Oct. 21, 1849; s. Lemi Bradley and Mary 
Ann (Emmons) Cobb; ed. public schools; m. 
Mendota, 111., Elizabeth Scott. Since 1878 has 
been associated with the soap mfg. business 
of Graham Bros. & Co.; in 1884 purchased an 
interest and formed partnership with Charles 
L. Adams, Mr. Henry J. Heister also becom- 
ing a partner, 1902. On death of Mr. Adams 
became senior partner (with Mr. Heister as 
only other mem.) in firm of Graham Bros. & 
Co., manufacturers of toilet soaps. Republi- 
can. Formerly mem. 1st Regt. I. N. G. Clubs: 
Illinois, Westward Ho. Office: 421 W. Lake St. 
Residence: 147 Ashland Boul. 

COBB, George Wadsworth, real estate; b. 
Brookline, Mass., Apr. 2, 18G5; s. Albert Ad- 
ams and Mary Russell (Candler) Cobb; pre- 
pared for college at Noble's Preparatory 
School, Boston; grad. Harvard College, A.B., 
1886; m. Henderson, Ky., Oct. 25, 1893, Eliza- 
beth S. Dallam; children: George Wadsworth, 
Jr., Richard Henderson. After graduation 
spent 2 years in his father's office in Boston, 
in the Calcutta business; came to Chicago, 
1888, and after a year spent in study in the 
different real estate and mortgage offices, 
opened his own office in 1889, under style of 
George W. Cobb & Co. Clubs: Chicago, Har- 
vard, Onwentsia. Office: 107 Dearborn St. 

COBB, Henry Ives, architect; b. Brookline, 
Mass., Aug. 19, 1859; ed. private and public 
schools and at Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology; grad. Harvard, 1880; m. 1882, 
Emma M. Smith. New York. He entered an 
architect's office in Boston, and in 1881 came 
to Chicago; established practice, and was 
architect for Chicago Opera House, Newberry 
Library, Univ. of Chicago, Church of the 
Atonement, and many prominent residence, 
business and public buildings in Chicago and 
other cities; one of the Nat. Board of Archi- 
tects of World's Columbian Exposition, 1893; 
now retained as special architect for U. S. 
Government; also large general practice 
throughout the country — including the Penn- 
sylvania State Capitol, U. S. Government 
buildings at Chicago, League Island, Annapo- 
lis, etc., and the Am. Univ. at Washington, 
and many other prominent buildings. Office: 
115 Broadway, N. Y. Residence: 5 E. 9th St., 
New York. 

COBB, Josepli Pettee, physician; b. Massa- 
chusetts. June 12, 1857; grad. Harvard, 1879; 
M.D., Hahnemann, Chicago, 1883; m. Sept. 18, 
1882, Edith H. Perseus, Milwaukee. Senior 
prof, pediatries, Hahnemann College; clinical 
prof, diseases of children, Hahnemann Hosp.; 
ex-pres. Am. Institute of Homoeopathy, 1903. 
Residence: 254 E. 47th St. Office: Heyworth 
Bldg. 

COBB, Walter Franklin, merchant and 
manufacturer, retired; b. Montpelier, Vt., Jan. 
IS, 1844; s. George W. and Mary E. (Day) 
Cobb; family came west in 1846, and located 
in Chicago;' ed. public schools, followed by 
business education; m. May 31. 1877. Carrie 
J., daughter of Gardner C. Fisk. of Oaklawn, 
Cal. Began business life as messenger and 
clerk in banking house of J. M. Adsit; later 
4 years bookkeeper with C. S. Hutchins & Co., 
commission merchants; later became partner, 
successively, in firms of C. A. Knight & Co., 



Knight, Baker & Co., and William T. Baker & 
Co. In 1887 he retired from the grain busi- 
ness, but served as a dir. of the South Chi- 
cago Furnace Co., and the Indiana Coal R. R. 
Co., and was several years a dir. and vice- 
pres. of the Chicago Shipbuilding Co.; resign- 
ing 1899. Clubs: Chicago, Chicago Golf, On- 
wentsia, S.iddk' and Cycle. Office: The Rook- 
ery. ResidenLe: ]:;n 1\usIi St. 

COBB, Ira Maurice, investment banker and 
promoter; b. Boston, Mass., Oct. 29, 1866; s. 
Mark H. and Eva (Morris) Cobe; ed. public 
schools, Lawrence, Mass.; Boston Univ.; m. 
Belfast, Me., Mar. 19, 1892, Annie E. Watts. 
Admitted to Suffolk Co., Mass., bar, Boston, 
1888, and practiced law in Boston 4 years; In 
1892 joined in organizing the firm of Cobe & 
McKinnon, investments, in which continues. 
Also, since 1898, 1st vice-pres. of the Assets 
Realization Co.; and is, in addition, a dir. of 
the Chicago Title and Trust Co., and treas. 
and dir. of the Illinois Straw Products Co. Re- 
publican. Clubs: Hamilton (life mem.), Chica- 
go Athletic, Chicago Automobile (dir.), Mid- 
Day. Office: 100 Washington St. Residence: 
Kenwood Hotel. 

COBEBN, Camden M., M. B. clergyman; b. 
Uniontown, Pa., Apr. 19, 1855; s. S. P. and 
Mary Ellen Cobern; grad. Allegheny College, 
1876, A.M., 1878; grad. Theological School, 
Boston Univ., S.T.B., 1883 (Ph.D., Grant 
Univ., D.D., Allegheny College) ; m. Erie, Pa., 
Sept. 4, 1883, Ernestine Craft. Studied in Eng- 
land and Germany, 1889-90. In M. E. ministry 
since 1876. Mem. Biblical Archteological Soc, 
Victoria Inst., Am. Oriental Soc, hon. sec. 
Egyptian Exploration Soc. (For book and writ- 
ings, see Who's Who In America.) Now pastor 
St. James M. E. Church, Chicago. Address: 
4611 Ellis Av. 

COBtTBN', IiewlB Ii., patent lawyer; b. East 
Montpelier, Vt., Nov. 2, 1834; s. Larned and 
Lovisa (Allen) Coburn; ed. district school and 
local acad. ; taught district school at 16; en- 
tered Univ. of Vermont, graduating, A.B., 
1859; grad. Harvard Law School, 1861; m. 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 1881, Miss Anna Swan. Ad- 
mitted to bar at Boston, 18G1; came to Chi- 
cago, and with William E. Marrs began prac- 
tice, making a specialty in patent law, firm 
name being Coburn & Marrs. While in Ver- 
mont on a visit in 1863, entered army, in re- 
sponse to call of the President for more troops, 
as capt. in a Vermont regt., and fought at 
Gettysburg, rejoining his partner when term 
expired and resumed business in Chicago, and 
after Mr. Marrs died, 1868, conducted the busi- 
ness alone until 1875, when Hon. John M. 
Thatcher resigned the office of U. S. Commis- 
sioner of Patents to join him in business; firm 
now Coburn & McRoberts. Was one of found- 
ers of the Chicago Athenteum. Governing 
mem. Art Institute; mem. Chicago Historical 
Soc. Clubs: Union League (was its first pres.), 
Onwentsia, Calumet, Washington Park. Office: 
Monadnock Blk. Residence: 1819 Michigan Av. 

COCHBAN, Aaron William, real estate; b. 
Springfield, O., Jan. 9, 1S55; s. Samuel and 
Elizabeth (Neer) Cochran; grad. Wittenberg 
College, Springfield, 1876; m. Park Ridge, 111., 
Aug. 9, 1885, Augusta Becker; children: George 
S., Clarence A. Began in real estate business 
with John S. Ranney, Apr. 3, 1877; next with 
Rannev & Cole; next with father; then with 
Eldridge & Tourtelotte, and Mar. 1, 1885, went 
with Griffin & Dwight, as mgr. ; firm built 
Haymarket Theatre and moved office there in 
1890; on death of Mr. Griffin, 1899, became 
partner in Walter Dwight & Co. Now in busi- 
ness alone. Republican. Trustee of Village 
Board of Park Ridge, 4 years. Mem. K. P. Of- 
fice: 171 Washington St. Residence: Park 
Ridge, 111. 

COCHBAXr, John Iiewls, real estate dealer; 
b. Sacramento, Calif., Mar. 23, 1857; s. John 
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Philadelphia High School and Loiiderback Col- 
lege; m, Philadelphia, Nov. 3, 1892, Alice 
Vanuxem; children: Elizabeth Vanuxem (died 
at 5^A> years), Jolm IjCwIs, Jr., Louis Vanuxem. 
Engaged in real estate business in Chicago 
since 1884; designer and builder of Edge- 
water, an attractive residence district on the 
shore of Lake Michigan, 7 miles north from 
Madison St., and is still engaged in handling 
Edgewater property, principally under firm 
style Cochran & Met'luer, since Jan. 1, 1904. 
Pres. Edgewater Coal Co.; dir. Chicago Title 
and Trust Co. Republican. Episcopalian. 
Clubs: Saddle and Cycle (pres.). University, 
Onwentsia, Chicago, Edgewater Golf, Mid- 
Dav (sec. and treas.). Office: 107 Dearborn St. 
Residence: 591 N. State St. 

COD'ST, Arthur Buck, lawyer; b. Naperville, 
Du Page Co., 111., Sept. 26, 1860; s. Judge 
Hiram Hitchcock and Philomela E. (Sedgwick) 
Cody; grad. Northwestern College, Naperville, 
111.. A.M., 1879; m., 1st, Grace Goodrich; chil- 
dren: Hiram Sedgwick, Helen Harriet, Caryl; 
m., 2d, Toronto, Ont., June 1, 1898, Clara 
Cochrane; 1 son: Arthur Cochrane; read law 
in father's office, 1S81-3; admitted to bar, 1883; 
in 1886 became associated with his father in 
law firm of Hiram H. Cody & Son, which be- 
came, on admission of younger brother, Hope 
Reed Cody, Hiram H. Cody & Sons. Hiram H. 
Cody retired, 1893, but firm name continued 
until death of Hope Reed Cody, 1899, wlien 
business was taken over by Cody & Woodle, 
and 2 years later by present lirm of Cody, 
Eaton & McConahey. Sec. and dir. Page Woven 
Wire Fence Co. Repul)lican. Congregationalist. 
Mason, Mem. Royal Arcanum, Royal League, 
Nat. Union, North Am. Union. Clubs: Hamil- 
ton, Union League, Chicago Athletic. Office: 
135 Adams St. Residence: 6030 Jefferson Av. 

CODY, Hiram Hitchcock, retired jurist; b. 
Vernon Center, Oneida Co., N. Y.. June 11, 
1824; s. Hiram and Huldah (Hitchcock) Cody; 
was prepared for Hamilton College, N. Y., 
but business reverses of father prevented the 
completion of college course; removed witli 
father's family, 1843, to Illinois; lived 1 year 
at Lisbon, Kendall Co., and in 1844 settled at 
Bloomingdale, DuPage Co.; m. Bloomingrtale, 
Dec. 31, 1846, Philomela E.. daughter of Park- 
er Sedgwick. M.D. ; children: Charles Caroll 
(deceased). Minnie P. (deceased), Rosalie 
May, Hiram Sedgwick (deceased). Sherman 
Parker, Herbert Geor.ge (deceased). Arthur 
Buck, Huldah Caroline. Frances Adeline (now 
Mrs. Sattley). Grace Ethelwyn. Hope Reed (de- 
ceased). Resided at Bloomingdale until 1847, 
when was elected County Commissioners' 
clerk of DuPage Co., 111., when he removed to 
Naperville. Elected first county clerk of Du- 
Page Co., 1849; admitted to bar, June. 1851, 
while so serving; county judge of DuPage 
Co., 1860; elected, 1869. mem. Illinois Consti- 
tutional Convention of 1870, in which was 
chairman of the Committee on Revision and 
-Adjustment: elected, 1874. judge 4th Judicial 
Circuit, afterward merged in 12th Circuit; 
upon expiration of term, 1S79. formed co- 
partnership in Chicago with Elbert H. and 
Noah E. Garv. as law firm of Gary, Cody & 
Gary, until 1886; then with his son, Arthur B. 
Codv, and afterward also his youngest son. 
Hope Reed Cody, as Hiram H. Cody & Sons; 
removed residence from Naperville to Chi- 
cago, 1890; retired from active practice. 1893, 
and removed to Pasadena, Calif., but returned 
to Chicago, 1897. Democrat; but voted twice 
for McKinley on financial issue. Congrega- 
tionalist; was 2 5 years supt. Naperville Con- 
gregational Sunday School. Mason: Euclid 
Lodge, Naperville. Residence: 213 E. 61st St. 

COE, Aimer, optician; b. Marysville, O. ; s. 
Moses and Martha (Boal) Coe; ed. public 
schools; m. Elizabeth Scott; 1 daughter: Helen. 
Came to Chicago, ISSO; began in optical busi- 
ness, 18S2; established business for self, 1886, 



in the old Central Music Hall Bldg. Business 
became a corporation, 1899, under the style of 
Aimer Coe, Optician, Inc., of which is pres. 
and treas., manufacturers and retailers of 
optical goods. Republican. Mason. Presbyte- 
rian. Clubs: Kenwood, Chicago Athletic, Home- 
wood. Ofl^Ice: 74 State St. Residence: 4830 Ken- 
wood Av. 

COE, Qeorgre Albert, John Evans prof, phi- 
losophy. Northwestern Univ., since 1893. (See 
Who's Who in America for sketch.) Address: 
620 University PI., Evanston, 111. 

COFFEEN, Milo Lester, lawyer; b. Antwerp, 
Jefferson Co., N. Y., Dec. 20, 1850; s. William 
L. G. and Helen E. (Lester) Coffeen; ed. pub- 
lic school, Libertyville, 111.; Waukegan (111.) 
Acad., 1867-8; Illinois Normal School, Normal, 
111., 1868-9; Union College of Law (law dept. 
old Chicago Univ.), 1869-71, graduating, LL.B., 
June, 1871; m. Chicago, Dec. 13, 1877, Martha 
Martin; children: Mae, Henry Martin (grad. 
Yale, 1902), Lester. Was employed in law of- 
fice of Van Arman & Vallette while pursuing 
law studies in college; appointed to clerkship 
in Superior Court of Cook Co. by Col. Augustus 
Jacobson, then clerk of the Court, just before 
the great fire of 1871; assisted in restoring 
the Court records after fire and acted as chief 
deputy clerk until 1879; partner with Emery 
A. Storrs, 1879-80, then practiced alone until 
entering firm of Tenney, Bashford & Tenny, 
in 1887; soon after George Driggs came into 
the firm and after his election as judge of the 
Superior Court, firm changed to Tenney, Church 
& Coffeen. In 1895 Judge Samuel P. McConnell 
resigned from Circuit bench and firm became 
Tenney. McConnell, Coffeen & Harding until 
Judp'e McConnell removed to New York, 1898; 
since then of Tenney, Coffeen, Harding & Wil- 
kerson. Dir. Kellogg Switchboard and Supply 
Co., and other corporations. Republican. Mem. 
Chicago Bar Assn., Illinois State Bar Assn., 
Chicago Historical Soc, Am. Historical Soc. 
Clubs: Chicago, City, Midlothian. Office: 205 
LaSalle St. Residence: 3133 Calumet Av. 

COFFIN, Charles Henry, investment securi- 
ties; b. Richmond, Ind.. Sept. 1, 1851; s. 
Charles F. and Rhoda (Johnson) Coflfin; ed. 
private schools and by tutors; m. Richmond, 
Ind., Dec. 10, 1873, Flora Howells (now de- 
ceased); children: Rhoda Howells, Ruth (Mrs. 
Collins), Charles Howells, Flora Howells, 
Francis J. H. Entered State Bank of Indiana 
in 1863, vice-pres. of same, 1873-84. and officer 
in many Incorporated companies. Began deal- 
ing in municipal securities and U. S. bonds In 
1867; established business in Chicago, 1884; 
was vice-pres. Municipal Investment Co., 1886- 
1899. Independent in politics. Episcopalian. 
Has winter home, Roseheart, at Pass Chris- 
tian, Miss. Clubs; Union League, Church. Ex- 
moor. Office: Mailers Bldg. Residence: High- 
land Park, 111. 

COFFIN, Charles Porter, credit man Illinois 
Steel Co.; b. Batavia. 111., Apr. 23. 1858; s. 
William and Mary Elizabeth (Lockwood) Cof- 
fin; ed. public scliool. Batnvia. 111., until 1873; 
preparatorv dept. Ripon (Wis.) College, 1873- 
1876; Phillips Acad., Exeter, N. H., 1876-7; 
Ripon College. 1877-8; Yale College, 1878-81, 
\B 1881; m. Escanaba, Mich.. Jan. 26. 1886, 
Adeline Chadwick Selden: children: Sarah Lay, 
William King (died in infancy"). After leaving 
college wns with C. McCulloch Beecher & Co., 
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1881- »; since 1884 in 
Chicago, most of time as sec. nnd treas. of 
the Minnesota Iron Co., until Sept., 1902. when 
became dir. and credit man of the Illinois 
Steel Co. Occasional contributor to periodicals. 
Clui)s: T'niversitv. Chicago. Office: The Rook- 
ery. Residenfc: 1130 Michigan .\v., Evanston. 

COFFIN, Gorham Bartlett, paints: h. New- 
burvport, M.iss., Dec. 18, 1846; s. Capt. George 
and Sophronia (Richards) Coffin: ed. common 
school and 2 years in Newlnirvport High 
School; m. Chicago, Feb. 8, 1875, Helen Green; 



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children: Percy B., Grafton W., Helen R., 
Ralph T., Ruth A. Beginning as a boy, 14 
years old, was trained in the paint business In 
store of Banker & Carpenter, Boston, and their 
successors, Carpenter, Morion & Co., for 7 
years; came to Chicago and was with Heath 
& Milligan, 1870-82; resigned to become vice- 
pres. of Coffin, Devoe & Co., introducing the 
Uevoe products (F. W. Devoe & Co., New 
York) in the West, but upon the consolida- 
tion of Devoe & Raynolds resigned and re- 
turned to the Heath & Milligan Mfg. Co., Jan., 
1893; since then general salesman for that 
company, now managing Ry. dept. Republican. 
Universallst. Served as lieut. 1st Mass. Regt., 
1863-9, lieut. 1st 111. Infy., 1879-82. Mason: 
Past Master Covenant Lodge, 1877; Past High 
Priest York Chapter, 1880; Past Commander 
St. Bernard Commandery, K. T. Chicago, 1887; 
Columbia Commandery K. T., 1902. Clubs: 
Menoken, The Oaks, The Pullman, The Rail- 
way, Westward Ho. Office: 170-2 Randolph St. 
Residence: 124 S. Park Av., Austin. 

COFBAN, John wmiam Gunnison, fire un- 
derwriter; b. Goshen, N. H., June 13, 1855; s. 
Stephen B. and Alma J. (Gunnison) Cofran; 
ed. district school, Goshen, N. H. ; Kimball 
Union Acad., Meriden, N. H. ; m. San Fran- 
cisco, Calif., 1889, Mary C. Conroy. Began in 
insurance business as clerk with the Commer- 
cial Insurance Co. of California, at San Fran- 
cisco, 1874, becoming its special agent, 1879; 
special agent Hartford Fire Insurance Co. at 
Portland, Ore., 1881; mgr. Pacific dept. at San 
Francisco, 1885; asst. general agent, 1895-6, 
and general agent since 1896, Western dept., 
Hartford Fire Insurance Co., comprising 23 
States find Territories. Republican. Clubs: Un- 
ion League, Glen View; also Pacific Union and 
Olympic Clubs, San Francisco. Office: 171 La 
Salle St. Residence: Auditorium Hotel. 

COEEIsr, Seymour Norton, lawyer; b. Chica- 
go, June 27, 1878; s. Samuel and Minerva Co- 
hen; ed. Princeton- Yale Preparatory School, 
Univ. of Chicago, Chicago-Kent College of 
Law, graduating in class of 1898. Admitted to 
bar by Supreme Court of Illinois in 1897, and 
has from tliat time been engaged in general 
practice as an atty. and counselor at law, but 
devoting much time to the promoting of com- 
mercial and financial enterprises. Republican. 
Club: Lakeside. Office: Tribune Bldg. 

COHN, Moses Iiouis, inspector of agencies. 
Northwestern Branch Royal Union Mutual 
Life Insurance Co.; b. Fond du Lac, Wis., Aug. 
6, 1857; s. Louis and Babette (Kahnlein) Cohn; 
ed. public schools; m. Chicago, Jan. 16, 1895, 
Minnie Smith; 1 son: Lyman Gage Cohn. Be- 
gan business career at the age of 18, as cigar 
manufacturer and salesman with his father, 
under the style of Louis Cohn & Son; and con- 
tinued in that connection for 13 years; after 
that for 9 years with the New York Life In- 
surance Co., first as solicitor and later as 
general agent, with headquarters at New Or- 
leans; moved to Chicago in 1898, and took 
present position as inspector of agencies, cov- 
ering 6 states, for Royal Union Mutual Life 
Ins. Co. Also sec. and treas. of the Union De- 
velopment Co., and sec. and treas. of the Fed- 
erated Mines and Milling Co. Independent in 
politics. Jewish religion. Office: Continental 
Bank Bldg. Residence: 3532 Calumet Av. 

COIiBOBNi:, Oliver, manufacturer; b. near 
London, Eng., Mar. 24, 1852; -s. Charles and 
Elizabeth Colborne; came with parents to Wis- 
consin and ed. public schools of that State; 
m. Neenah, Wis., 1874, Mary K. Deal; chil- 
dren: Ida E., Olive E. Began work as machin- 
ist when 16 years old, in Wisconsin; came 
from Decatur, 111., to Chicago in 1878, and in 
1879 established the Colborne Mfg. Co., manu- 
facturers of machinery, of which he is pres. 
Republican. Office: 31-41 Indiana St. Residence: 
693 Evanston Av. 



COI.BUBN, Joseph Elliott, oculist and aur- 
ist; b. Massena, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., Sept. 
22, 18o3; s. Alfred Reaves and Maria P. (El- 
liott) Colburn; ed. public school of New York 
State and grad. Albany Med. College, M.D , 
1877; m., 1st, Letltia M. Ellis (now deceased); 
m., 2d, Eleanor R. Gump; children: George Al- 
fred, Avery Reaves, Joseph Elliott, Ruth. En- 
gaged in practice of medicine since 1877; spe- 
cialist in diseases of the eye and ear. Has oc- 
cupied positions of ophthalmic surgeon in 
Cook Co. Hosp. and asst. ophthalmic surgeon 
in Illinois State Eye and Ear Infirmary; prof, 
of ophthalmology in Chicago Policlinic, and 
in Chicago Eye, Ear, Throat and Nose Hosp. 
and College; asst. to dept. of ophthalmology. 
Central Free Dispensary. Author of a book 
of Clinical Lectures on Diseases of the Eye, 
and of monographs on diseases of the eye and 
allied subjects. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc. and 
other local med. socs., and of Am. Acad, of 
Ophthalmology. Ex-pres. of Western Soc. of 
Ophthalmology; ex-vice-pres. of the Chicago 
Soc. of Artists. Office: 57 Washington St. Res- 
idence: Highland Park, 111. 

COIiBV, Francis T., lawyer; b. Chicago, 
Sept. 27, 1860; s. Andrew J. and Mary (Whe- 
lan) Colby; ed. Chicago public schools and old 
Chicago Univ., graduating 1880 with class 
honors; studied law concurrently with Univer- 
sity course, under Judge James Goggin; m. 
Nov. 27, 1882, Rose L. Sullivan; children: 
Francis Everett (deceased). Francesca Bea- 
trice, Rosita Marie (deceased), Evelyn Flor- 
ence Cecelia, Genevieve Lucile, Imogene Hel- 
en. Admitted to bar, 1881. Mem. Cliicago Bar 
Assn., Chicago Law Institute, Am. Bar Assn. 
Democrat; was nominated in 1888 by the 
Workingmen's Party for State's Atty., and al- 
though he declined the nomination )iis name 
was retained on tlie ticket and received over 
12,000 votes. Appointed inspector of rifle prac- 
tice Hibernian Rifles, with rank of capt., 1889, 
later elected colonel, and re-elected 1893; com- 
manded the 7th Regt., I. N. G., in the riots of 
1894. Club: City. Office: 163 Randolph St. 
Residence: 284 S. Campbell Av. 

COIiBV, John Augustus, furniture; b. Frye- 
burg. Me., Apr. 1, 1833; reared on farm; ed. 
public schools, Fryeburg, Me.; m. Boston, 
Mass., Abigail F. Cady; 1 son: Henry Cady. 
Established in Boston, under his individual 
name, as dealer in books and stationery until 
1857; in same business in Chicago, 1857-64; 
in furniture business, firm of Colby & Wirts, 
1864-79; since 1879, head of firm of John A. 
Colby & Sons, manufacturers and retailers of 
furniture. Office: 148-54 Wabash Av. Resi- 
dence: winter, Los Angeles, Calif.; summer, 
Delavan, Wis. 

COIiB, Aaron Hodgrman, biologist; b. Green- 
wich, N. Y., Oct. 21, 1856; s. Morgan C. (M.D.) 
and Lydia Ann (Hodgman) Cole; grad. Col- 
gate Univ., 1884; A.M., 1887; studied in Johns 
Hopkins Univ., 1889; Univ. of Chicago, 1893, 
1896 and 1898; m. Greenwich, N. Y., Dec. 29, 
1885, Emma Sarah Mason. (For details of 
career see Who's Who in America.) Address: 
5715 Monroe Av. 

COIiB, Delavan Burdette, lawyer; b. Fond 
du Lac, Wis., Feb. 17, 1867; s. Walter D. and 
Alice (Stoddard) Cole; ed. Second Normal 
School of Minnesota, Mankato, and high 
school. Crystal Lake, Minn.; was principal of 
schools, Slayton, Minn., 1888-9; grad. law dept. 
Lake Forest Univ., 1891; m. Slayton, Minn., 
1889, Olivia A. Reeve; 1 son: John R. Admitted 
to Illinois bar, 1892, and has since practiced 
in Chicago; atty. for West Chicago Park Com- 
missioners, 1900-4. Republican. Club: Hamil- 
ton. Office: Reaper Blk. Residence: 328 Marsh- 
field Av. 

CGIii:, Ernest Chapin, manufacturer; b. 
Mount Pleasant, la., Jan. 18, 1858; s. ^Hlliam 
Raemy and Cordelia (Throop) Cole; ed. public 
schools, Mount Pleasant; spent 2 j^ears at 



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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, grad. 
Iowa Wesleyan Univ., L!.A., 1881; read law 
and was admitted to Iowa bar; m. Mount 
P'leasant, la., Mar. 9, 1881, Jennie Brown Corn- 
stock; children: Clifford Comstock, Genevieve, 
Margaret, Ernest Raemy. Was in real estate 
business, 1881-4; retailer of hardware at Coun- 
cil Bluffs, la. With 2 brothers, organized in 
1893 the Cole Mfg. Co., of which he is pres. 
Republican. Unitarian. Club: Colonial. Office: 
3218 S. Western Av. Residence: 4730 Green- 
wood Av. 

COIiE, Francis Richard, lawyer; b. Chicago, 
June 19, 1S71; s. Richard and Elizabeth 
(Byrne) Cole; ed. public and high schools 
of Chicago, Lake Forest Univ., College of 
Higher Sciences, and Soper's School of Ora- 
tory; has degrees of LL.B., Ph.D. and LL.D. ; 
m. Chicago, July, 1895, Sadie Clucas; children: 
Sylvia Elizabeth, Anna Bernice. Admitted to 
bar, 1892; nominated for judge by Labor Re- 
form League, and also candidate for .iudge 
of Superior Court on People's ticket, 1898; 
was chairman county committee, Populist 
party, 1897-9, and mem. of Populist Nat. Com- 
mittee; pres. of the Citizens' Sovereignty 
Assn., 1896-1900; pres. Chicago branch of Co- 
lumbian College of Citizensliip; vice-pres. of 
the national organization and chairman of 
faculty in economic dept. Writer of pam- 
phlets on the Initiative and Referendum, Pro- 
portional Representation, Civil Service Reform, 
Public Ownership of National Monopolies, etc., 
and of widely circulated campaign pamphlet 
"Civilization, Bryan and the Times." Inde- 
pendent Democrat. Office and residence: 3958 
S. Western Av. 

COIiE, George E., stationer and printer; b. 
Jackson, Mich., Mar. 2, 1845; s. Ichabod and 
Sarah H. Cole; ed. public schools, Jackson; m. 
Chicago, June 20, 1878, Lois T. Milnes; chil- 
dren: Theodore B., Henry Munroe. Served 2 
years as private, 10th Mich. Vol. Inf. during 
Civil War. In business as stationer and print- 
er, Chicago, since Mar., 1878. Independent Re- 
publican. Organized, 1896, pres., 1896-9, Mu- 
nicipal Voters' League; pres. Citizens' Assn., 
2 years; now pres. Legislative Voters' League. 
Pres. George E. Cole Co., stationers and print- 
ers. Clubs: Union League, City. Office: 86 
Dearborn St. Residence: 3539 Grand Boul. 

COXiE, Henry A., wholesale commission 
merchant in window glass: b. Cheshire, Berk- 
shire Co., Mass., Feb. 19, 1850; s. Dr. Lansing 
J. and Caroline A. (Mason) Cole; attended 
public and private schools in Cheshire and 
Lanesboro, Berkshire Co., Mass., 1 year at 
^Vhitesboro, N. Y., Acad., and 1 year at Mon- 
roe Collegiate Institute, Elbridge, N. Y. ; m. 
Ottawa, 111., June 1, 1881, Kate S. Eldredge; 
children: Marie Eldredge, Emma Caroline, 
Henry Eldredge, Gordon Earle, Robert Mason. 
Was connected with Ottawa Glass Co., Ot- 
tawa, 111., manufacturers of window glass, as 
sliipping clerk, bookkeeper, traveling sales- 
man, dir. and gen. mgr., 1871-87, when the 
Ottawa Glass Co. was absorbed by the United 
Glass Co.: was office mgr. for the United 
Glass Co., Ottawa, 111., nlant, 1887-92, and sec. 
of the United Glass Co., Chicago, 1S92-6; re- 
signed from the United Glass Co., 1896. and 
established in present busineas. Republican. 
Congregationalist. Club: Oak Park. Office: 324 
Dearborn St. Residence: 234 N. Kenilworth 
Av.. Oak Park, 111. ,^ , 

COIiE, Howard Grant, pres. Mississippi Val- 
lev Realty Co.; b. Parkersburg. W. Va., May 
1,"1S68; s. J. H. and Bettie (Dudley) Cole; ed. 
public schools, Parkersburg, W. Va., to 1887; 
M., 1st, 1892, Ruth Atwood; m.. 2d, Atlanta, 
Ga.. Jan. 1, 1900, Hattie Dunwoodie; children: 
Atw^ood Dunwoodie, Harriet, James Howard. 
After leaving school became cashier of the 
State Savings Bank of Roanoke, Va., 1887-9; 
in 1889 went south and was engaged in land 
business in Louisiana and Mississippi; was 
resident in Vicksburg, Miss., 5 years before 



coming to t.'lii.agu, Apr. 1, 1904. Pres. Missis- 
sippi Itealty Co., incorporated in 1899 and 
operating in timber lands in tlie states of Mis- 
sissippi and Louisiana. Republican. Office: Ry. 
Excliange. Residence: 4932 Lake Av. 

COIiX:, Bossetter Gleason, composer, music 
teacher; b. Michigan, Feb. 5, 1S66; grad. Univ. 
of Michigan, Ph.B., 1888; m. 1896, Fannie 
Louise Gwinner (pianist, teacher). Studied 
music in Berlin, 1890-2; won, by competitive 
examination, scholarsliip in the Royal Meister- 
schule for composition, with free tuition, un- 
der Max Brucli; dir. school of music and prof, 
music Ripon (Wis.) College, 1892-4; prof, mu- 
sic, Iowa College, 1894-1901. Mem. New York 
Manuscript Soc; also Manuscript Soc. of Chi- 
cago; vice-pres. for Iowa, 1897-1900, pres., 
1902-3, Music Teacliers' Nat. Assn. Editor of 
Good Music. Composer of a lyrical cantata. 
The Passing of Summer, 1902; Hiawatha's 
Wooing, 1904, and 45 other published composi- 
tions for the voice, piano, organ, chorus and 
orchestra. Office: Fine Arts Bldg. Residence: 
5808 Prairie Av. 

COIiEMAK, Julius Archer, lawyer; b. Mo- 
bile, Ala., May 1, 1849; s. James Archer and 
Sarah Ann (Kennedy) Coleman; grad. Wabash 
College, Crawfordsville, Ind., A.B. and M.A. 
(valedictorian), 1870; m. Apr. 29, 1873, Nannie 
D. McCormick; children: Martha Sherman (now 
Mrs. S. S. Sherman), Julia (now Mrs. C. M. 
Dunning), Leila (now Mrs. Arthur Fox), Ann. 
On leaving college began study of law and 
was admitted to bar at Henderson, Ky., 1871; 
practiced law there until 1876; came to Chi- 
cago in 1886; was engaged in real estate busi- 
ness for some years, resuming practice of law 
in 1894; since then making a specialty of me- 
chanics' liens and building contracts. Author 
of text book on Law of Mechanics' Liens for 
the State of Illinois. Subsequently drafted the 
law which is substantially the present law of 
Illinois. His work and his part in the legisla- 
tion of the state have given him tlie name of 
the father of the Illinois Mechanics' Lien Law 
and a high place among the law authors of 
the U. S. Office: Ashland Blk. 

COIiZ:MA17, "W. Franklin, M.D.; b. Brock- 
ville. Can., 1838; ed. public schools, 3 years at 
Brockville Grammar School, 3 years Potsdam 
(N. Y.) Acad.; 3 years in med. dept. McGill 
College, Montreal; discontinued course because 
of attack of typhoid fever, but resumed stud- 
ies 2 years later at Queen's College, Kingston, 
Can., from which was grad. with honors in 
1863; m. St. John, N. B., 1882, Mary WInnlcutt 
Hartt. Practiced medicine at Lyn, Can., 1863-9, 
then went to London and took special courses 
in diseases of the eye and ear at Moorflelds 
Eye Hosp. and London Hosp., at end of which 
took degree of M. R. C. S., England; returned 
to Canada, 1870, and formed partnership with 
Dr. Rosebrugh, in Toronto, where practiced 7 
years, during wliich was surgeon of Toronto 
Eye and Ear Infirmary. Went abroad in 1877 
and studied a vear in the clinics of Vienna 
and Heidelberg; practiced in St. John, N. B.. 
1877-84, during which time was oculist and 
aurist to the Provincial Hosp.; removed to 
Chicago, 1885, and has since practiced as a 
specialist in this city. On arriving here, find- 
ing there had not been a school for grad- 
uates in medicine, organized the Cliicago Poly- 
clinic, but in 1SS9, the management of that 
institution proving unsatisfactory to several 
of his collengues and himself, was active In 
organizing the Post-Graduate Med. School of 
Chicago, of wliicti is pres. and prof, of oph- 
thalmologv. Mem. Chicago Ophthalmological 
Soc, Chicago Med. Soc, Illinois State Med. 
Soc, Chicago Medico-Legal Soc; ex-examiner 
for pension claims for eye and car applica- 
tions. Extensive contributor to med. literature, 
especially as regards diseases of the eye. Club: 
Pliysicians. Office: Venetian Bldg. Residence: 
5235 Cornell Av. 



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COZ^EMAM', William Ogden, merchant; b. 
Dixon, 111., Jan. 1, 1SG4; s. John and Julia 
(Cammann> Coleman; ed. public school, Dix- 
on, 111.; m. Versailles, Ky., Nov., 1892, Annie 
Crenshaw; 1 son: William Ogden, Jr. At 18 
years of age entered employment of Burley & 
Co., china and glassware, being traveling 
salesman for the house until 25 years old; 
then in various capacities in the house in Chi- 
cago until 1898, when he became a partner in 
the firm; elected vice-pres. of the company in 
1900. Democrat. Clubs: Iroquois, Chicago Ath- 
letic. Office: 118-20 Wabash Av. Residence: 
334 Park Av., River Forest. 

COI>i:>IITS, James Hartnett, pres. Collins 
Construction Co.; b. Hiram, Portage Co., O., 
Dec. 17, 1859; s. James and Mary (Hartnett) 
Collins; ed. public schools, Hiram, O., and 
Hiram College (class of 1878); m. Chicago, 
1889, Nellie F. Collins; 1 daughter: Olive Ma- 
rie. Began business career in train service on 
the Atlantic & Great Western (now the Erie) 
R. R., as brakeman during the year 1879, and 
becoming conductor in 1880; was injured in 
an accident and was given position as telegraph 
operator on same road in 1881; in 1883 became 
asst. train despatcher; resigned from the ser- 
vice, came to Chicago and went to work for 
the Western News Co. as collector; from 1884 
to 1889 was in lake transportation business in 
the accounting dept.; in 1889 started In real 
estate business with S. E. Gross, and in 1891 
went in the same business for self; was in the 
bond brokerage business, 1894-1900, then start- 
ed in the business of contracting for railroad 
construction, becoming pres. of the Collins 
Construction Co. Dir. of the Cheboygan, Elk- 
hart & Lake Ry. Co. Republican. Catholic. Of- 
fice: 92 LaSalle St. Residence: 398 Webster Av. 

COIiIiINS, Lorin Cone, lawyer; b. Windsor, 
Conn., Aug. 1, 1848; s. Lorin Cone and Mary 
(Bemis) Collins; ed. public schools, St. Paul, 
Minn., Bryant & Stratton's Business College; 
2 years at Ohio Wesleyan Univ., and 4 years 
at Northwestern Univ., Bvanston, B.A. and 
M.A.; m. Evanston, 111., Sept. 17, 1873, Nellie 
Robb; children: Lorin Cone III, Grace, George 
Robb. Admitted to bar, 1874, and since then 
engaged in practice in Chicago. Republican. 
Served for 3 sessions in General Assembly of 
Illinois, and was Speaker of the House In 
1883; Circuit Judge of Cook Co., 1884-93; re- 
signed in order to resume practice. Pre.sbyte- 
rian. Clubs: Chicago. Hamilton, Washington 
Park, Chicago Golf. Office: 100 Washington St. 
Residence: Virginia Hotel, and "Wheaton. 111. 

COI.I.VI:r, William Davis, U. S. inspector 
of dairy exports; b. Andersontown, N. J., June 
8, 1856; s. Joseph M. and Elizabeth Collyer; 
ed. public school; m. Earlville, la., Sept. 23, 
1881, Margaret A. Kennedy; children: Joseph- 
ine, Frank, Agnes, Alfred, Herbert. Since leav- 
ing school has been continuously identified 
with the trade in butter and eggs, first with 
A. H. Blnke. Manchester, la.; then of Collyer 
& Parrott, Lincoln, Neb.; afterward mgr. for 
A. H. Barber & Co., Chicago, then mgr. of 
produce dept. of C. F. Love & Co., Chicago; 
since 1899 broker in butter and eggs under 
firm name of Collyer & Co. Since July 1, 1901, 
TJ. S. Inspector of dairy exports. Republican. 
Presbvterian. Mason, Modern Woodman. Of- 
fice: 210 S. Water St. Residence: 2446 N. 
Paulina St. 

COXiVIN, John Henry, retired: b. Little 
Falls, Herkimer Co., N. Y., Oct. 25, 1839; s. 
Harvey D. Colvin (mayor of Chicago, 1873-6) 
and Nancv Colvin; ed. public schools and acad. 
of Little Falls, N. T.; came to Chicago, 1854, 
and was in employ of U. S. Express Co. until 
1862, when was elected 1st lieut. of Battery M, 
1st Regt., 111. Light Artillery.; promoted to 
capt., Oct., 1863, of Colvin's Battery (which 
was afterward assigned as Battery K, 1st 
Regt. 111. Light Artillery), and served to end 
of war; m. Chicago, Mar. 7, 1872, Anna Wick- 



liffe. After war identified with numerous busi- 
ness enterprises and property interests; pres, 
of the Chicago Opera House Restaurant from 
its inception, and treas. of tlie Sunnyside 
Park Co. Democrat; was nominee for coroner 
of Cook Co. against Canute R. Matson, 1880; 
alderman from the old 16th Ward, 1882-8; 
mem. and vice-pres. Cook Co. Democratic Cen- 
tral Committee, 1884-8. Past Commander Han- 
cock Post, G. A. R. Mason; K. T.; Shriner. 
Mem. Independent Order of Foresters, Royal 
Arcanum, Knights of Honor. Extensive trav- 
eler in Europe and British Isles. Address: 481 
Dearborn Av. 

COI^VZIT, William Gordon, wholesale shoes; 
b. York, Livingston Co., N. Y., Feb. 28, 1865; 
s. John and Martha (Trimble) Colvin; ed. pub- 
lic schools, Castile, N. Y.; m. Kimball, S. Dak., 
Oct. 3, 1888, May E. Morris; 2 children: Ber- 
tram Morris, Marion. Retail shoe clerk at 
Castile, N. Y., 1881-3; bank clerk and asst. 
cashier at Kimball, S. Dak., 1884-8; in in- 
surance business, 1889-90; in wholesale shoe 
trade since 1891; since 1897 treas. the Con- 
tinent Shoe Co. Also treas. of the Union Bldg. 
Material Co. Mem. Royal League. Republican. 
Presbyterian. Office: 229-31 Monroe St. Resi- 
dence: 6642 Yale Av. 

COI^VIN, William Henry, broker; b. Chicago, 
Sept. 22, 1871; s. William Henry and Susanna 
(Burt) Colvin; ed. Chicago public schools and 
at Pennsylvania Military College; m. Cliicago, 
June, 1894, Bessie Small; children: Jessica, 
William Henry, Jr., Donald, Laura J. Began 
business life in 1889, as a clerk in the employ 
of the Merchants' National Bank; has been 
identified almost continuously with the bank- 
ing business ever since. In 1899 established 
for self the present firm of William H. Col- 
vin & Co., stock brokers, of which is now 
sole principal. Mem. New York Stock Ex- 
change, New York Coffee Exchange, Chicago 
Stock Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade. 
Clubs: Chicago, Union League, Tolleston. Of- 
fice: 182 LaSalle St. Residence: 1625 Hinman 
Av., Evanston. 

COIiWEliXi, Nathan Porter, physician; b. 
Osceola, la.. May 25, 1870; s. Fernando N. and 
Mary Ellen (Shields) Colwell; early educa- 
tion public schools, Kearney, Neb., until 1887; 
business college. Grand Island, Neb., 1888-9; 
Morgan Park (111.) Acad.. 1893-6, graduating 
1896; Rush Med. College, 1896-1900, M.D., 1900; 
m. Chicago, May 5, 1903, Agnes Louise Peter- 
son. Was clerk in store at Kearney, Neb., 1878- 
88; taught in business college, (^rand Island, 
Neb., 1889-90; bookkeeper Farmers' Union In- 
surance Co., Grand Island, Neb., 1891; Con- 
tinental Insurance Co., Chicago, 1892-3; re- 
vised and kept records at Morgan Park Acad., 
1894-6; revised and kept records. Rush Med. 
College, 1897-1900, and has been in general 
charge of students' records. Rush Med. Col- 
lege, since 1900; while at Rush was special 
asst. to Prof. TValter S. Haines in chemistry, 
1896-7; assisted Dr. Christian Fenger in his 
surgery clinic, 1889-1900. In practice in Chi- 
cago since 1900; specialist in diseases of 
chest, nose and throat; associated v.'ith Dr. 
F. Fletcher Ingals since 1901. Fellow, 1900-01, 
and asst. from 1901, in diseases of chest, 
nose and throat, Rush Med. College; asst. 
to the deans Rush Med. College since 1901. 
Resident physician Chicago Commons, 1901-03. 
Mem. Am. Med. Assn.. Chicago Med. Soc, Illi- 
nois State Med. Soc, Physicians Club, Chicago 
Laryngological and Climatological Soc. Re- 
publican. Presbyterian. Office: 34 Washington 
St. Residence: 982 W. Congress St. 

COMAK, Seymour, banker; b. Newark, O., 
May 21, 1852; s. Levi Parsons and Martha 
(Seymour) Coman; was 2 years at Dartmouth 
College and took law course at Univ. of Michi- 
gan. Came to Chicago, 1876, and entered law 
office of William C. Goudy. In 1878 went to 
Colorado as financial representative for Chi- 



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cago interests, and later was In business In Republican. Methodist; trustee of St Tampc? 

Texas. In 1891 returned to Chicago and started M. E. Church. Clubs: Union League Kenwood 

business under firm name of Seymour, Coman Office: 107 Dearborn St Residence 4 S52Won^' 

& Co.. commercial paper and collateral loans, lawn Av., Kenwood. -"-esiaence. 4b5J Wood- 



Companion Military Order of the Loyal Legion 
(by inheritance). Clubs: Chicago, " ' 
League, Glen View. Office: 234 LaSalle St 
Residence: Union League Club. 

C0MZ:BF0RD, Frank BesaUes, lawyer; b 



Chicago, Sept. 25, ISI 



COtrnnii, Kalph Waterburv. lawvor- h 

Union Cleveland O Oct": 4, 1877; s Z^andeVD ' and 

Martha (Johnson) Condee; early education 

public schools; grad. Northwestern Univ. Law 

School, LL.B., 1900. Admitted to bar by Su- 



Isaac and Jane preme Court of Illinois in 1900 and' ever 
since engaged in practice of law in partner- 
ship with father, firm of Condee & Condee. 
Republican. Club: Kenwood. Office: 107 Dear- 



(Linane) Comerford; ed. West Division High 

School, Northwestern Univ. Law School and 

Illinois College of Law (LL.D.). Prominent in 

practice of law; miscellaneous contributor to born St. Residence "Ts's 2 "woodlawn Av 

newspapers and magazines, and well known CONDBOIT, Theodore Lincoln, civil engineer • 

as lecturer. Independent Democrat. Nominated b. Washington D C Anr ifi iSRfi 5 d * 

for Senator from 2d District by Democratic George M and Abby' (Smith) CnhrL-^t^' 

party, 19 00; defeated. Nominated and elected, private and public sc^hoofs of Washington d" 

as Deinocrat, for Representative from 2d Dis- C., to 1879- erad 1890 frnrn r.r,,,vli ^V^ '• m 

trict, 1904; expelled by Illinois Legislature, engineering Rose Polvf;nhnT t^^^^^^ 

Feb. 8. 1905,. for attjickin.g alleged .corrupt ffi?e!''Inf.:^°lceiva%°asTer•s^^^^^^^ 



methods notorious at SprJ^ngfield; special elec 
tion was called bv Go 



m. Terre Haute, Ind., June 



Deneen; re-elected as Lavman" '^^hild'r'en •"""-rnii^tfr, "' wi?^;, Grace E. 
independent,. Apr. 4^ 1905. and returned to ^"aTtsst. tn'Ser o™?l?Snst^ucUon ^of"°tlf^ 



house. Has been active on platform as advo 
cate of political reforr>-i measures for past S 



Burlington bridge over Mississippi River for 
C, B. & Q. R. R., 1890-91; instructor engineer- 
Mo., 
g en- 
Chi- 



gfuT-of^!^?ica?o.^^^^fe^iri^l^ea?it ^fi^nl! ll% '^f£ZriZTt ^^^^' 

gL^de°n^r'■.t/^T^^T?trs?^/o^u,^'"^'^"'^^ ""'''■ linee]^'^s\ toui^,°\^8l2-Y;'^°s?nce^78T4'^ "n^ ... 

Residence. 904 T^ . l.th >^t^^BouI.^ ^'elun^' LaWa'^orv"fTr^n°^*'^" Pittsburgl 

Ain npf. ic; isd7- -^esiing j^aDoratory, Ltd., in charge of . bridge 

age startea in to Rv . Ptr- lUom at>i o,^^ ^o /-.j,,;i t-^ ; • 



COMPTON, Alfred McDonald, 

V. Farwell Co.; b. Decatur, Ala., 
s. Reuben and Mary (Dollar) Compter 
public schools of Florence, 
Jan. 1, 1872, Ella C. Miles 
son: M. Alfred. At early age 

earn a living for himself, and was for 2 or iJ ■We«;tPrn qno r^f ttV^o-i^^^-.,"* a ~ "i^ -^,"6*'"=^i^. 
years a newsboy on Mississippi River steamers ^nlSe and Ma^^fn^n^/o^'.^w ^^'^^^y En- 
plying between New Orleans and St. Louis; foe of T^^Hni M/t^rf.'^^t °w^^^' ^ 
soon after war came North, locating in Iowa, ^^^j, and Eni^nee^.f Pi ,h nf^^vf,^.^''" Railway 
and was for about 2 years clerk in a general H^an. "offlc?P^Monalno'^iJ^''B?dg''R^|fd°enc'l'^^ 

S. Elmwood Av., Oak Park. 

CONGDON, Charles Bowen, grain commis- 



etc. Mem. Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers! 



merchandise store in Montezuma, la., until 




Assn.; active mem. and officer of the Nat 
Assn. of Merchants and Travelers, which he 
has several times represented before Con- 
gressional committees. Office: 148 Market St. 
Residence: Downer's Grove, 111. 

COMSTOCK, Charles Q., vice-pres. Otis 
Elevator Co.; pre.s. R. S. Bacon Veneer Co. 
Clubs: Chicago, Union League, Chicago Ath- 



position as gen. supt. Chairman of the Ways Clubf: iS^.^'^ue' Ev' n''^?mi''?m^n'tvv 

^nd Means. Committee of Chicago Commercial view. Office" BoaV'd of Trade^ResSce' U27 

,cc:n ■ cnt.^-f^ mpm c,r^r\ nfRcpr of thP -NTa t Judson Av., Evanston, 111 i-^esicience . 14Z7 

CONGER, Romalne Marvin, real estate- b 
Palmyra. Wis., June 11, 1851; s. Marvin E.' 
and Mary (Barnes) Conger; ed. public schools; 
m. Chicago, Addle Fennimore. Came to Chi- 
cago, 1880. and was a commercial salesman 
for Cleveland, Cummings & Shelly until 1889- 
letic. Quadrangle. Midlothian. Office: Railway ll^'o' Rell V^st'^at'J Boa'rI. "^Episcopalilr cfub^ 
^^.u.r.^. -R.^.Ho.... iSP,r; T.nw Av. Illluois. Office: Chamber of^ Commerce Bldg 

Residence: 494 Monroe St. 

COKXE7, Walter Blakesley, pres W B 
stock; ;ed: Northwestern Univ^; m. mS; wid- UnS'^i^'^c^S^^.^^ :^:^'^^,h "^l 

schools; m. Kate Phillips; children: Walter, 

TT«nry, Jane P. Learned trade of printer In 

Chicago and as a very young man started in 

business on his own account on a small scale; 

_ , _ , ....,_ pushed the business, adding new dents until 

CONDEE, leander D., lawyer; b. Athens ^e had built up the W B Cnnkev Co of 

Co., p., Sept. 26, 1847; s. Henry M and Jane ^.^.j^h he has been pres from the slart now 

(Rickey) Condee; ed. public schools and St. having one of the largest publishing, prntin^ 

T^K^.^^9:A,,^t^'''r^- J''^.,^^W.^^- :-^ ^^^K binding plants % the c^ou^t'ry'a^ 



Exchange. Residence: 4835 I^ake Av 

COMSTOCK, William Charles, grain mer- 
chant and capitalist: b. Oswego Co.. N. T., 
Oct. 20, 1847; s. Charles and Julia J. Com 



ower since 1902. Has been resident of Evanston 
and Chicago since ISfil. and always identified 
with Board of Trade operations. l\lem. of th 
Chicago Board of Trade. Republican. Clubs 
Chicago. Glen View, Chicago Golf. Washing 
ton Park. Office: Board of Trade Bldg. 



Univ. of IMichigan, 18fi8: m. IMartha Johnson 
Admitted to the bar, 1S68; practiced law at 
Butler, Bates Co., Mo., 1869-73; since then In 



Hammond. Tnd., and general offices in Chicago 
Plas printed some of the largest books and 
most extensive editions ever turned out in 



Chicago: principal features of practice are this country. Has been a prominent and active 
corpor.ation_ law and chancery practice; has ,nem. of thp Typotheta^ Ab-n prrs. Franklin 



been identified with much important litigation. 
Was attorney for village of Hyde Park, 1S79- 



for town of Hyde Park. 1891-4; elected years; mem. S. ' A. R 



Printing & Publishing Co. Was a dlr. of Illi- 
nois Mfrs. Assn. 12 years, and treas. for 6 



Senator from 2nd district of Illinois, 1S80; 
nominee for judge of Superior Court, 1892, 
Circuit Court, 1904, but defeated with ticket. 



Soc. Colonial Wars. 



Clubs: ITnion League, Chicago Athletic, 'Wash- 
ington Park, Chicago Press, Church. Mason; 
Sliriner, St. Bernard Commanderv; life mem. 



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New York chapter. Office: 345 Dearborn St. 
Residence: 5518 East End Av. 

CONKIiINCf, Allen, manufacturer, inventor; 
b. Fort Plain, N. Y., Dec. 21, 1852; s. of Daniel 
Rose Howe and Ann Maria (Lovejoy) Conlv- 
lins; ed. public school, acad. and commercial 
college, at Port Plain, N. Y.; clerk, 1871-3; 
chief accountant. 1873-82, Merchants Nat. 
Bank, Albany, N. Y. ; was one of directors, and 
was elected gen. mgr., 1882, Troy Laundry 
Machinery Co.; began to manufacture laundry 
machinery in Chicago, 1885. Sold out interest 
in Troy Laundry Machinery Co., 1901, and 
established the Conkling Chemical Co. and the 
Conkling Machinery Co., for the manufacture 
of soaps, chemicals and laundry machinery, 
of which he is inventor and patentee. Repub- 
lican. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Washington 
Park. Office: 96th St. and Erie Av. Residence: 
Auditorium Hotel. 

CONEZiIKO, Benjamin Hizon, insurance 
agent; b. Newburgh, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1855; s. 
Hixon and Angeline (Walsh) Conkling; ed. 
public schools of Newburgh, N. Y. ; m. Louis- 
ville, Ky., Jan. 26, 1886. L. J. Murphey. Came 
to Chicago in 1884; went into business with 
George F. Kimball at 45-7 Jackson Street, on 
Apr. 1, 1886; remained with him until Jan. 1, 
1890, when went with James W. Nye, repre- 
senting the Am. Casualty Co., and remained 
with him until November, 1893. On Dec. 1, 
1893, took the general agency (which still 
holds) of the London Guarantee and Acci- 
dent Co., for Illinois, Indiana and Missouri, 
and at same date formed the firm of Conk- 
ling, Price & Webb, general insurance agents. 
Served with the New York State militia for 
7 years. Republican. Clubs: Washington Park, 
Kenwood, Chicago Athletic, Chicago Yacht. 
Office: New York Life Bldg. Residence: 168 E. 
45th St. 

CONXiEY, John W., broker; mem. firm John 
H. Wrenn & Co.; dir. Knickerbocker Ice Co.; 
married. Mem. Chicago Board of Trade. Clubs: 
Chicago. Washington Park. Chicago Athletic, 
Colonial. Office: 225 LaSalle St. Residence: 
4527 Grand Boul. 

COHNEIiI^, Cliarles John, contractor for 
public works; b. Hatley, Stanstead Co., Que., 
Mar. 31, 1839; s. David and Margaret Graham 
(Macfarlane) Connell; ed. public schools of 
Hatlev and academy at East Hatley, Can.; 
m. Montrose, Pa., Sept. 20, 1877, Fanny A. 
Mulford; children: Charles Mulford, Philip 
Graham. Came to Chicago, 1861, as cashier 
for W. P. Coolbaugh & Co., bankers; cashier 
of the Union Nat. Bank, 1863-71; since 1872 
engaged in business as contractor for public 
works, and now nres. of The Fitz Simons & 
Connell Co., identified with many of the largest 
works in connection with dredging, docking, 
pile driving, canals, railroads, etc. Sec.-treas. 
of the Great Lakes Tug & Dredge Owners' 
Protective Assn., and of the Illinois Dredging 
Co. Republican. Clubs: Chicago, Evanston, 
Glen View. Office: Tacoma Bldg. Residence: 
Evanston, 111. 

COMTITEBiY, John Tohln, coal merchant; b. 
Bristol. R. T., Jan. 10. 1861; s. William M. 
and Mary E. (Tohin) Connery; ed. Chicago 
public and private schools and Chicago Athe- 
n^um; m. Chicago, June 0, 1886. Mary E. 
Daly; children: Mae E., Marguerite, Lillian, 
Edwin F. Began business career in 1878 as 
yard clerk for E. L. Hedstrom & Co.. coal: 
cashier and bookkeeper for Silver Creek & 
Morris Coal Co.. 1881-4: sec, same comnany. 
1884-94: msr. Youghiogheny & Lehigh Coal 
Co., 1894-1904; since June 1, 1904, nres. Miami 
Coal Co., miners. Democrat. R. C. Mem. Royal 
Arcanum, Knights of Columbus, Catholic 
Order of Foresters. Cluh; Chicago Athletic. 
Office: Old Colony Bhlg. Residence: 2159 Sheri- 
dan Road. 

COKNOB, Frank Hughes, live stock com- 
mission; b. Warsaw, 111., May 27, 1865; s. B 



F. and Elizabeth (Lamb) Connor; ed. public 
schools of Warsaw, 111.; m. Warsaw, 111., 
June 20, 1894, Evalyn Hill; 1 son: Ronnoc 
Hill Connor. Was engaged in wholesale auction 
and commission business as employe of O. J. 
Lewis & Co., St. Louis, Mo., 1882-4; from 1884 
to 1890 was engaged in Kansas, Colorado and 
Wyoming in banking and ranching, in employ 
of various banks and live stock companies, 
including the live stock commission firm of 
Clay, Robinson & Co., and the live stock loan 
firm of John Clay & Co., both of Chicago; 
was mgr. of banks in Nebraska, 1890-6; came 
to Chicago, 1897, and became mem. of firms 
of John Clay & Co., and of Clay, Robinson <fe 
Co. Clubs: Chicago, Chicago Athletic, Midlo- 
thian. Office: The Rookery. Residence: 449 E. 
66th St. 

CONOVEB, Charles H., vice-pres. Hibbard, 
Spencer, Bartlett & Co., hardware merchants; 
b. Easton, Pa., July 12, 1847; removed, with 
parents, to Buffalo, N. Y., at age of 12; ed. 
public and high schools. Began business career 
in 1865 in employ of Pratt & Co., hardware 
merchants, at Buffalo, N. Y.; in 1871 came to 
Chicago and entered in the employ of Hib- 
bard & Spencer as buyer; upon incorporation 
of Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. in 1881 
became dir. and sec. of the company, later 
adding the duties of gen. mgr., until 1904, 
when became vice-pres. of the company. Was 
a dir. of the 1st Nat. Bank, 1900-02; also now 
a dir. of the Nat. Bank of the Republic. 
Clubs: Chicago, Union League, Merchants, On- 
wentsia. Glen View, Saddle and Cycle, Caxton, 
Chicago Athletic. Office: 1 State St. Residence: 
500 N. State St. 

CONOVEK, Georg-e Walker, purchasing agent 
of electrical construction material; b. Warren 
Co., O., July 25, 1857; s. Joseph and Catharine 
(Barkalow) Conover; ed. public schools and 
at Northern Indiana Normal School, Valpar- 
aiso, Ind. ; m. Valparaiso, Ind., Apr. 20, 1881, 
Kate N. Sayles; children: Harry S., G. Ray- 
mond. Taught in district schools of Butler 
Co., O., 1876-80; engaged in retail hardware 
business at Valparaiso, Ind., 1880-5; sold out 
and came to Chicago and became associated 
with the Chicago Telephone Co. in the con- 
tract dept. ; soon resigned and took position 
as mgr. of the Home Telegraph Co. of Kan- 
sas; returned to Chicago and became purchas- 
ing agent for the Electrical Supply Co., of 
ClTicago, and afterward engaged in independ- 
ent business as a general purchasing and for- 
warding agent for telephone, electric railway 
and other electrical material. Dir. of the Gen- 
eral Engineering Co. Republican. Congrega- 
tionalist. Office: Merchants' Loan and Trust 
Bldg. Residence: 921 Chase Av. (Rogers Park). 

CONOVER, Lawrence Peterson, lawyer; b. 
Dayton, O., Mar. 18, 1863; s. Harvey and Ellen 
M. (Pease) Conover; grad. Univ. of Wiscon- 
sin, A.B., 1885, LL.B., 1887; m. Madison, Wis., 
Sept. 13, 1886, Isabel C. Storer; children: Mary 
S., Harvey, George S. Admitted to bar of 
state of Illinois in June, 1887; since then 
enga^ged in general practice of law in Chicago. 
Atty. for village of Hinsdale, 111. Republican. 
T'nitarian. Club: Hinsdale. Office: Tacoma 
Bldg. Residence: Hinsdale, 111, 

CONBAD, Charles Henry, tea and coffee 
merchant; b. Janesviile, Wis.. May 28, 1874; 
s. .lohn Henry and Eugenia (Barker) Conrad; 
ed. Chicago public school, Chicago Manual 
Training School, and grad., 1895, Univ. of 
Michigan; m. Duluth, Minn., Aug. 23, 1900, 
Betty Brearley. After leaving college became 
a salesman and asst. credit man for Bell. 
Conrad & Co.; mem. of firm of J. H. Conrad 
& Co., importers and jobbers of teas, coffees 
and spices, and sole owner of that business 
since the death of his father in 1898. Re- 
publican. Clubs: Chicago Yacht, Chicago Ath- 
letic, Kenwood, Flosmoor Country. Office: 3 
Lake St. Residence: 3940 Lake Av. 



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CONVEBSi:, Clarence Myron, pres. Chicago 
Heater & Supply Co.; b. Rimlge, N. H., Nov. 
19, 1S56; s. Ebenezer and Sarah (Darling) 
Converse; ed. public schools of New Hamp- 
shire and in Appleton Acad., New Ipswich, 
N. ri. After leaving scliool engaged in sale of 
heaters, radiators, etc., at Fitchburg, Mass., 
until 1SS5, when came to Chicago; was west- 
ern mgr. Magee Furnace Co., of Boston, from 
1885, and mgr. of heating dept. of the J. L. 
Mott Iron Works for 5 years; then manu- 
factured radiators until 1900, when the Chi- 
cago Heater & Supply Co. was organized 
and he became its pres.; also dir. in two other 
companies. Republican. Mem. Plymoutli Con- 
gregational Church, and was for many years 
one of supts. of Armour Mission. Mason (32°). 
Clubs: Congregational, Hamilton. Office: 56-8 
Dearborn St. Residence: 2954 Prairie Av. 

CONWAT, Edwin Stapleton, sec. W. W. 
Kimball & Co.; b. Province of Ontario, Can., 
30 miles from Detroit, Mich., 1850; moved to 
Wisconsin at age of 7, and from there to 
Lake City, Minn., where he remained until 
1868; ed. common schools, and in the Wes- 
leyan Seminary at West Eau Claire, Wis. 
Became connected, in 1871, with W. W. Kim- 
ball & (^o., pianos. Sold pianos and organs 
on commission, through Wisconsin and Minne- 
sota, 1871-3; general agent in full charge of 
Kimball business in Wisconsin and Minne- 
sota, 1873-6; in charge of wholesale business 
of firm in Chicago, 1876-82, and since 1882, 
when the firm was incorporated as The W. W. 
Kimball Co., has been sec. and gen. supt. Re- 
publican. Baptist. Clubs: Union League, Chi- 
cago Athletic, Oak Park, Marquette. Office: 
243 Wabash Av. Residence: 226 Maple Av., 
Oak Park. 

COMTWAY, Bichard Francis, contractor; b. 
Kilkenny. Ireland, Nov. 1, 1839; s. Richard 
and Marv (Power) Conway; came with par- 
ents to IT. S., locating at Fall River, Mass., 
1852. and in Chicago. 1855; common scliool 
education; m. 1st, Chicago, 1862, Sarah E. 
Young: children: Richard (deceased), Kate. 
Marian Isabella (Mrs. I. J. McCarthy), Helen; 
m. 2d, Chicago, 1886, Mary E. Fisher; children: 
Rose. Alice. Florence, Agnes, Blanche, Mar- 
gareth, Ruth, Richard F. Began business life 
in Chicago in the grain business in 1859; since 
1871, engaged as contractor, and since 1894, 
pres. and dir. of R. F. Conway & Co., and also 
of the International Asphalt Co. Mem. Royal 
Arcanum. Club: Menoken. Office: Chamber of 
Commerce Bldg. Residence: 1234 Washington 
Boul. 

COOK, Arthur B., wall-paper merchant; b. 
Salem, Mich., Dec. 11, 1858; s. L. D. and Lucy 
Cook; ed. public schools of Flint, Mich., 
graduating Flint High School, 1877, and 2 
vears in T^niv. of Michigan; widower; chil- 
dren: Fi-^lerick A., Madeline A., Allan L., 
Florence H., James A. Began business career 
as commercial traveler. 1880-99; in business 
in Louisville, Ky.. 1899-1901; since July 1, 
1901, mgr. Chicago dept. of M. H. Birge & 
Sons Co.. Buffalo. N. Y., wall paper. Office: 27 
F. Lake St. Residence: 234 S. Prairie Av., Aus- 
tin. 

COOKB, Charles P.. brewer: h. Chicaeo, Aug. 
27, 1865: s. John S. and Charlotte Harmon 
(Rowland") Cooke: ed. St. Patrick's Acad., 
Skinner (public) School. St. Ignatius College, 
Bonder's Business College; m. Chicago, Nov. 
15, 1888, Elizabeth A. Downey: childrpn: John 
v., Charles F.. Jr.. Reeinnld. James T., Char- 
lotte, Esther M.. Elizabeth. Mary. Started to 
work for firm of Monheimer Sz Cooke, 1880, at 
age of 14: entered thp Cooke Brewing Co., as 
sec. 1884: became vice-ores.. 1899, and early 
in 1904 purchased all interests in the com- 
pany outside of the Cooke holdings and be- 
came pres. In 1899 succeeded father, John S. 
Cooke, as pres. and treas. of the Ora Glen 
Co., and so continues; also dir. and officer in 



other corporations. Democrat. R. C. Clubs: 
<Miicago Atliletic, Chicago Yacht, Washington 
Park, Friday Fish. Office: 27th St. and Brew- 
ery Av. Residence: 4035 Lake Av. 

COOK, Ezra Asher, stationer, publisher, etc.; 
b. Windsor, Conn., Nov. 5, 1841; s. Ezra 
Sprague and Parmilia (Meilks) Cook; ed. pub- 
lic schools and Whealou College; served near- 
ly 3 years in Union Army; wa.s wounded and 
discharged; m. Wheaton, 111., Maria Elizabeth 
Blanchard; children: Mary Amelia, Julia 
Elizabeth, Ezra Albert, Hannah Williston, 
Grace Eloise, Jonathan Blanchard, David 
Maurice, Lyman Joseph, Ethel Marguerite, 
Helen Geraldine. Since 1867 has been engaged 
In business in Chicago as manufacturing sta- 
tioner, publisher and blank book manufacturer 
and printer. Prohibitionist. Congregationalist. 
Mem. Am. Bible Soc, Chicago City Mission 
Soc. Trustee of Wheaton College. Office: 17-19 
River St. Residence: 316 Washington Boul. 

COOK, Georg-e ■Washington, dentist; b. Ful- 
ton, Ky., Jan. 19. 1S6G; s. Thomas W. and 
Elizabeth Bush Cook; ed. public schools and 
State Normal School; spent 2 years in med. 
college preparatory to study of dentistry, tak- 
ing scientific and professional study in State 
Univ. of Iowa and graduating, D.D.S., 1890; 
since graduation has followed special study 
and research in bacteriolog.v and patlM)logy 
under various teachers in Chicago. In practice 
of dentistry since 1890: orof. of oral surgery. 
Northwestern College of Dental Surgery, 1898; 
prof, of histology, 1899; prof, of bacteriology 
and pathology, 1900, Illinois Dental College; 
now bacteriolo.gist. pathologist and prof, of 
therapeutics. Dental Dept., Univ. of Illinois, 
and prof, of oral surgery in Dearborn Med. 
College. Mem. Chicago Dental Soc. (pres., 
1900), Odontographic Soc. of Chicago, Odonto- 
logical Soc, Chicago, Illinois State Dental Soc, 
Nat. Dental Assn. Was mem. 2d, 3d and 4th 
International Dental Congresses. Regular 
contributor to dental literature several ^ears; 
editor Am. Dental Journal; mem. editorial 
committee The Plexus, monthly organ of the 
Med. and Dental depts., Univ. of Illinois. Of- 
fice: 47th St. and Kenwood Av. Residence: 
52 21 Jefferson Av. 

COOK, John C, physician; b. Union Co., 
Ky.. Feb. 3, 1850; s. John C. and Barnes (Good- 
man) Cook; ed. public schools in LTnion Co., 
and in Chicago Med. College (Northwestern 
Univ. Med. School). M.D., 1880; m. Chicago, 
1883, Jean Beman; 1 son: Max H. In practice 
of medicine in Chicago since 1880: surgeon 
I. C. and M. C. Rys., 1880-3; attending physi- 
cian to South Side Dispensary to 1895; in- 
structor in diseases of children. Northwestern 
Univ. Med. School. 1883-94; prof, of diseases 
of childhood, Post-Graduate Med. College, Chi- 
cago; supt. Jackson Park Sanitarium for Sick 
Children. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc. Illinois 
State Med. Soc, Am. Med. Assn. (ex-chairman 
section of diseases of children); ex-pres. Chi- 
cago Pediatric Soc; mem. Tri-State Med. Soc. 
Has written monographs on diphtheria, child 
labor and its results, sarcoma of childhood. 
and manv others. Democrat. Office and resi- 
dence: 5708 Rosalie Ct. 

COOKE, Marcus Eber, grain commission; b. 
Ulster Co., N. Y., Apr. 6. 1858; s. Chester W. 
and Mary (Merwin) Cooke: came to Illinois 
from Kingston. N. Y.. in 1860; ed. public and 
high schools of Manteno, 111.: m. 1st. Sheldon. 
111., 1878, Winifred Barry: 2d, New York, Feb. 
22, 1890, Edith Flynn; 1 daughter: Gold Cooke. 
Resided and was engaged in mercantile busi- 
ness at Sheldon. 111.. 1877-87; came to Chicago. 
1887, and was for 2 years buyer with Charles 
Counselman & Co., being tlie first grain buyer 
that went out on the road for that firm; es- 
tablished business for self, 1889. Also estab- 
lished, 1900, an automobile business at 394-6 
Wabash Av. Brouglit the first gasoline auto- 
mobile into Chicago. Mem. Chicago Board of 



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Trade, Chicago Automobile Club, K. P. Demo- 
crat. Office: Board of Trade. Residence: 5818 
Prairie Av. 

COOK, Theodore Philander, gen. supt. of 
the Western Union Telegraph Co.; b. near 
Nashville, Tenn.; s. Philander and Mary A. 
Cook; ed. public schools of Iowa; m. Bowling 
Green, Mo., Elizabeth Sanderson. Began as an 
operator for the Western Union Telegraph 
Co. 40 years ago, and has since served it all 
over the western country; supt. for the com- 
pany at St. Louis, Mo., until 1902, when came 
to Chicago to take present position as gen. 
supt. Club: Union League. Office: 138 Jackson 
Boul. Residence: 452 Dearborn Av. 

COOK, William Champion, cashier Western 
Trust & Savings Bank; b. Jefferson Mills, N. 
Y, Aug. 18, 1869; s. Charles and Louisa 
(Champion) Cook; ed. Hiram College, Hiram, 
O., and Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, O.; 
m. Tiffin, O., June 28, 1894, Matilda Elizabeth 
Miller; children: Margaret Ruth, Lois Clara 
Marie, Florence Matilda. First experience in 
banking was in 1893, during panic times, at 
Tiffin, O., in the accounting dept., advancing 
through various positions to cashier; came to 
Chicago in 1898, and was made cashier of the 
Produce Exchange Bank, which was consoli- 
dated with the Western State Bank, in which 
became asst. cashier, and when that bank 
was merged in the Western Trust & Savings 
Bank, was made cashier of the latter. Re- 
publican. Mem. of the Church of Christ. Club: 
Hamilton. Office: 157 LaSalle St. Residence: 
7232 Euclid Av. 

COOJmU'Y, Edwin Gilbert, supt. schools, Chi- 
cago, since 1900; b. Strawberry Point, la.. 
Mar. 12, 1857; s. Gilbert and Martha Cooley; 
ed. Strawberry Point public school. State Univ. 
of Iowa, Chicago Univ., Ph.B., 1895: life 
diploma as teacher in Iowa, 1889; m. Jan. 1, 
1878, Lydia A. Stanley; children: Bertha, 
Susie, Dean, Bessie, Gilbert, Edwin. Began 
teaching in Iowa in 1879; supt. schools, Cresco, 
la., 1885-91; principal high school, Aurora, 111., 
1891-3; principal high school, LaGrange, 111., 
1893-1900; elected principal Chicago Normal 
School, 1899, but before taking position was 
elected supt. Clubs: Union League, Chicago 
Athletic, University, Chicago Literary, Quad- 
rangle, Iroquois. Office: Tribune Bldg. Resi- 
dence: LaGrange, 111. 

COOIiEV, Harlan Ward, lawyer; b. Wash- 
ington, D. C, Jan. 29, 1866; s. D. N. and Clara 
(Aldrich) Cooley; grad. Phillips Acad., An- 
dover, Mass., 1884; Yale Univ., B.A., 1888; 
studied in Yale Law School and Chicago Col- 
lege of Law; m. Seymour, Conn., Sept. 22, 
1892, Nellie Wooster; children: Julia, Harlan 
Wooster. Engaged in sreneral practice of law 
in Chicago since 1890. Vice-pres. 1st Nat. 
Bank of Dell Ranids, S. Dak.; pres. Dell 
Rapids Elevator Co. Republican. Methodist. 
Mem. Phillips Andover Alumni Assn. Clubs: 
Yale Club of Chicago, Hamilton, Twentieth 
Century. Office: 100 Washington St. Residence: 
5318 Greenwood Av. 

COOI-EV, Lyman Edgar, civil engineer; b. 
Canandaiarua. N. Y.. Dec. 5, 1850; s. Albert B. 
and Acksah Griswold Cooley: srad. Rensselaer 
Polytechnic Institute. C.E., 1874; m. Dec. 31, 
1874, Lucena McMillan; children: William 
Lvman. Charles Albert. Rebecca. Taught in 
Canandaigua Acad., 1871-2; prof. Northwest- 
ern Univ., 1874-7; associate editor Engineer- 
ing News, 1876-8; asst. engineer railway 
bridge over Missouri River, Glasgow, Mo., 
1878; asst. U. S. engineer on Missouri and 
Mississippi River improvements, 1878-84; 
editor Am. Engineer, 1884; pres. Western Soc. 
of Engineers, 1890-1; promoter and consecu- 
tively asst. and chief engineer and trustee, 
consulting engineer Chicago sanitary district 
(drainage canal"). 1885-97; consulting engineer 
State Board of Health, 1888-91; mem. Interna- 
tional Deep Waterways Commission, 1895-6; 



consulting engineer on contractors' and en- 
gineers' trip to Nicaragua, 1897-8; advisory 
engineer investigation of $9,000,000 expendi- 
ture Erie Canal, state of New York, 1898; 
made economic investigation on deep water- 
ways, lakes to Atlantic, 1899; consulting en- 
gineer Union Water Co., Denver, Colo.; en- 
gineer water power project by damming Mis- 
sissippi River at Keokuk, and several other 
projects. Author: The Lakes and Gulf Water- 
way; also other waterway literature. Mem. 
Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers, Western Soc. of 
Engineers, Nat. Geographical Soc, Chicago 
Acad, of Sciences. Lecturer on technical sub- 
jects, Michigan Univ., Illinois Univ., Wiscon- 
sin Univ. Office: 21 Quincy St. Residence: 
Evanston, 111. 

COOIiET, William Henry, manufacturer of 
parquet and hardwood floors; b. Chicago, Sept. 
15, 1866; s. William T. and Mary (Smith') 
Cooley; ed. public schools of Chicago; m. 
Evanston, May 14, 1891, Annie Butler; chil- 
dren: Alice N., Edward H., Arthur W., Maude 
E. After leaving school in 1882 entered his 
father's shop, where he learned the business 
of the manufacture of parquet and hardwood 
floors, and, upon the death of his father, In 
1901, succeeded as sole proprietor, with branch 
office in New York. Republican. Methodist. 
Office: 1160 Clybourn Av. Residence: 1030 
Maple Av., Evanston. 

COOIiIDGE, Walter Grlgg-s, pres. Chicago 
Copper Refining Co.; b. Brookline, Mass., Feb. 
23, 1844; s. David S. and Caroline (Griggs) 
Coolidge; ed. public schools and in Lawrence 
Scientific School of Harvard Univ. in the 
class of 1863; m. Spring Valley, N. J., Nov. 26, 
1872, Georgettee Robinson; children: Win- 
throp, Constance, Helen, Louisa, Hazel. After 
graduation, became asst. engineer on the 
Hoosac Tunnel, 1864-6; asst. engineer for the 
C, R. I. & P R. R., with headquarters ih 
Chicago, 1869; and later engineer for the Am. 
Bridge Co. until 1879; contractor for various 
bridge structures through the country; then 
of firm of Rust & Coolidge, 1879-84, and of 
W. G. Coolidge & Co., 1884-88. as engineers 
and bridge builders; since 1888, pres. and 
treas. of the Chicago Copper Refining Co. 
Mem. Am. Institute of Mining Engineers. Re- 
publican. Club: Union League. Office: Western 
Union Bldg. Residence: 4752 Kimbark Av. 

COON, Albert Edson, manufacturer of col- 
lars and cuffs; b. Troy, N. Y., Oct. 29, 1869; s. 
John H. and Abbie (Edson) Coon; ed. public 
schools of Brooklyn, N. Y. ; m. Brooklyn, N. 
Y., Apr. 12, 1893, Luella May Mather; chil- 
dren: Albert Edson, Jr., John Mather. Has 
from boyhood been identified with the collar 
business, his father having been founder of 
Coon & Co., originated at Troy, N. Y., in 1851; 
in 1895 bought interest in the collar and cuff 
manufacturing business of Corliss Bros, (es- 
tablished at Troy, N. Y., 1838) the firm be- 
coming, July 1, 1895, Corliss, Coon & Co.; in 
1897 came to Chicago and has ever since re- 
mained here in charge of the western busi- 
ness of the company. Independent Republican. 
Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Homewood, Chicago 
Automobile. Cumberland Lodge Gun. Office: 
319-27 Franklin St. Residence: 4830 Greenwood 
Av. 

COONES, George Duncan, mgr. for Hart & 
Crouse Co., manufacturers of heating anpa- 
ratus; b. Toronto, Ont., Can., Sept. 18. 1852: s. 
Nicholas and Margaret (Macdonald) Coones: 
ed. public schools and business college; m. 
Chicago, Nov. 29, 1888, Mary D. Carr; chil- 
dren: Margaret, Florence. Began in the heat- 
ing and ventilating business as a boy with 
Albert Willey, with whom remained until 
1876; then was mgr. for Murrav Bros, in same 
line for 15 years, 1876-91; since 1891 with the 
Hart & Crouse Co., manufacturers of heating 
apparatus, Utica, N. Y., and for past 6 years 
has been mgr. of their Chicago branch. Demo- 



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crat. Mason, Kenwood Lodge No. 800, A. F. & 
A. M. Office: 79 Lake St. Residence: 4201 Lake 
Av. 

COOPER, Charles Brlg'g'B, general agent 
Nortiiern Pacific and National Express Cos.; 
b. Polo, Ogle Co., 111.. June 13, 1856; s. George 
W. and IMary M. (Briggs) Cooper; ed. public 
schools at Polo, 111.; m. Portland, Ore., July 
8, 18S5, Mary M. Mall; 1 daughter: Grace L. 
While attending school began as an asst. In 
the local office of the Am. Express Co. at 
Polo, 111.; remained In employ of the Am. 
Express Co. for 10 years at various points, 
and in 1SS3 became identified with the North- 
ern Pacific Express; opened the Portland 
(Ore.) office in 1883; agent at St. Paul, Minn.. 
1SS8-90; since 1S90 in Chicago as general 
agent of the Northern Pacific Express Co. and 
of the National Express Co. Dir. Brooks Spring 
Seat Post Co., and of Royal Guarantee & In- 
vestment Co. Republican. Presbyterian. Mem. 
Englewood Men's Club. Office: 138 Adams St. 
Residence: 440 N. Normal Parkway. 

COOPER, Henry IToble, real estate dealer; 
b. Salem, 111., May 2, 1861; s. John E. and 
Helen E. (Noble) Cooper; ed. common and 
high schools and later taught school for 
some years; m. Apr. 24, 1SS8, Julia L. Pardee; 
children: Theron Pardee, Kenneth Lupton, 
Elizabeth, Henry N., Jr. Was for a time em- 
ployed at Elk Rapids, Mich., as clerk in office 
of Elk Rapids Iron Co.; came to Chicago and 
studied in LTnion College of Law, 1883-5, grad- 
uating LL.B., 1SS5"; practiced law, 1885-7; 
since then has been engaged in real estate 
business and has been identified with a large 
number of important deals, operating for per- 
sonal account and for others. Democrat. Epis- 
copalian. Clubs: LaGrange Golf, Phi Delta Phi. 
Office: 100 Washington St. Residence: La- 
Grange, 111. 

COOPER, John Sidney, commission mer- 
chant in horses and mules; b. Chicago, Mar., 
1842; s. John Wellington and Mary (Murphy) 
Cooper: ed. Wilder School, Chicago: m. Chi- 
cago, Nov. 19, 1S68, Mary Walsh (died Feb. 3, 
1880); children: Robert Walsh, Mary Grace 
(deceased). Began business career as railroad 
man, working as brakeman on the I. C. R. R., 
and afterward passenger conductor on the 
C. & A. R. R. for 14 years. After that was en- 
gaged as a contractor for street cleaning for 
14 years and then established barns at 450 
Indiana St. from which conducts general 
teaming business, working 150 horses. Since 
1885 has been engaged in a strictly commis- 
sion business for the sale of horses and mules 
at the Chicago Union Stock Yards, and has 
also brancli sales stables at Union Stock 
Yards, South Omaha. Neb., where does a large 
business in the sale of range horses. Demo- 
crat. Clubs: Washington Park, Iroquois, Sad- 
dle and Sirloin. Office: 1 Dexter Park Av., 
Union Stock Yards. Residence: 376 Oak St. 

COOPER, John Snider, lawyer; b. Mt. Gilead, 
Morrow Co., O., July 23, 1841; s. Isaac and 
Elma (Talmage) Cooper; ed. private school at 
Mt. Gilead until age of 16, then In Oberlin 
College until 1861, when enlisted in the 7th 
O. Vol.; later In Co. A, U. S. Engineer Corps; 
was made capt. In 8th U. S. Colored Troops; 
was wounded In front of Richmond., 1864; 
"romoted to lieut.-col., commanding 107th O. 
Vol. until regiment was mustered out In 1865; 
then came to Chicago to study law; m. De- 
troit, Mich., July 23. 1873, Minnie A. Curtis. 
Admitted to bar, 1867; was Instrumental In 
organizing Minnesota Park <fe Forest Assn.. 
which has resulted in the establishment of 
the Minnesota National Park by act of Con- 
gress. Mem. George H. Thomas Post. G. A. R., 
and of Military Order of Loyal Legion, Com- 
mandery of Illinois. Office: Tacoma Bldg. 
Residence: 2926 Indiana Av. 

COOPER, William Dayton, real estate; b. 
Morristown, N. J., 1846; s. David T. and Sarah 



(Dayton) Cooper; ed. public scliools. Since 1S,S4 
engaged in a general real estate and loan busi- 
ness in Chicago, in which line is a mem. of 
the firm of Cooper & Burnhaus. Is also pres. 
of the Little Rock Cooperage Co., of Little 
Rock, Ark.; also owns extensive family in- 
terests. Club: Union League. Office: 115 Dear- 
born St. Residence: Chicago Beach Hotel 

COOPER, William Penlmore, lawyer and 
master in chancery; b. Petersburg, Va.. Aug 
4, 1860; s. John W. and Fanny Agnes (Bass) 
Cooper; ed. schools at Richmond, Va., and 
Washington, D. C. ; St. Matthews Institute, 
Washmgton; Sadler's Southern College, Balti- 
more, and Columbian Univ. Law School Wash- 
ington, graduating LL.B., 1880, and LL M 
1881; m. Chicago, 111., Feb. 25, 1895, Kate' m' 
Adams. As boy was page in the U. S. House 
of Representatives, and later to the Supreme 
Court of the U. S. under Chief Justice Waite, 
and 1876-7 to the electoral commission ap- 
pointed to decide the Hayes-Tilden presiden- 
tial controversy. Admitted to bar, 1881; came 
to Chicago and engaged in general practice; 
since 1892 master in chancery of the Circuit 
Court of Cook Co. Office: 92 LaSalle St Resi- 
dence: 225 Dearborn Av. 

COPEIiAND, WllUam Iiowry, physician; b 
St. Catharines, Ont., Jan. 7, 1851; s William 
Dowry and Dency Prudence (Moore) Cope- 
land; ed. public schools of St. Catharines' 
prepared for med. college in offices of Drs 
Cross and Downey at St. Catharines; grad 
McGill College, Montreal, Can., M.D., 1872 
and passed examination of Ontario College 
of Physicians and Surgeons in same year; 
spent a year In London hosps. and obtained 
degree of Mem. of the Royal College of Sur- 
geons, London; afterward was for several 
months house surgeon in Reading (Berkshire) 
Hosp. and visited others hosps. in Great Brit- 
ain and Ireland before returning to home at 
St. Catharines; m. St. Catharines, Ont., 1S75, 
Mary St. John; children: Maud, Belle. Began 
practice of medicine at St. Catharines, Ont.. 
1874, and was for 5 years physician and sur- 
geon to the St. Catharines General & Marine 
Hosp.; removed to Chicago, 1879, and has since 
then been engaged In practice here; when the 
College of Physicians and Surgeons was es- 
tablished, was a mem. of the dispen-sarv staff 
for about 5 years; appointed, 1892. one of the 
attending physicians to Cook Co. Hosp.. and in 
1884, prof, of anatomy in the College of 
Dental Surgery. Mem. Am. Med. Assn.', Chi- 
cago Pathological Society. Chicago Med. Soc 
Democrat. Presbyterian. Mem. Royal League, 
North Am. Union. Office: 103 State St. Resi- 
dence: 999 "^^-irren Av. 

CORBETT, John Joseph, vice-pres. and 
treas. Jackson c<t Corbett Co., contractors; b. 
Chicago, Oct. 13, 1863; s. Michael and Mary 
(Downes) Corbett; ed. in Chicago public 
schools. After leaving school was engaged In 
coal business for self- 10 years; then became 
a mem. of the firm of Wilson, Jackson & Co , 
general contractors, changing later to the 
present style of Jackson & Corbett Co., of 
which is vice-pres. and treas.; also treas and 
dIr. of the Jackson fk Corbett Bridge & Steel 
"U^orks, and vice-pres. and dir. of the inter- 
locking Steel Sheeting Co. Office: The Rookery 
Residence: 6.-6 S. California Av. 

CORBIN, Calvin Rich, wholesale grocer; b 
Dudley. Worcester Co.. Mass., Feb. 12, 1832; 
ed. Massachusetts public schools; came west 
in 1855 and to Chicago. 1857: m. 1861. Caro- 
line Elizabeth Fairfield; children: Franklin 
N.. Calvin Dana. John. Lawrence Paul In 
1S.t7 became clerk and later partner of J W 
Doane, teas and coffees, until isfi5: mem of 
firm of Swormsted. Corbin & Co.. 1865-8; In- 
graham. Corbin <t May. 1868-83; Corbin, Mav 
(<:- Co., 1883-98: since then senior mem. of Cor- 
bin, Sons & Co., wholesale grocers. Has been 
active In reform politics as a mem. of the 



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Citizens' Assn., Civic Federation, Municipal 
League, etc. Unitarian; mem. of Unity Ciiurch. 
Club: Union League. Office: 87 Miciiigan Av. 
Residence: 597 Dearborn Av. 

CORIiIES, Edgrar Luyster, fire underwriter; 
b. Cliicago, Feb. 25, 1867; s. John W. and Jean- 
ette (Luyster) Corlies; ed. public schools, Chi- 
cago. Began business life in the fire insurance 
office of S. M. Moore & Co., 1883, in which lias 
since continued. In 1901 he became a mem. of 
the firm of Wiley, Jennings, Corlies & Magill. 
Republican. Club: Illinois Athletic. Office: 159 
LaSalle St. Residence: 7 23 Washington Boul. 

CORNEAU, Addiaon, banker; b. Toledo, O., 
Feb. 3, 1877; s. William B. and Susan (Addi- 
son) Corneau; ed. public schools of Spring- 
field, 111. Entered employ of the Ridgeley 
Nat. Bank of Springfield, 111., July 6, 1892, and 
remained with that bank until May, 1902, fill- 
ing nearly all clerical positions; since May, 
1902, cashier and dir. North Side State Sav- 
ings Bank. Democrat. Office: 245 N. Clark St. 
Residence: 1682 Sheridan Road. 

CORNEIiI., John Evans, mgr. Hyde Park 
Hotel; b. Chicago, Aug. 1, 1862; s. Paul and 
Helen (Gray) Cornell; ed. Chicago public 
schools, Univ. of Chicago and Univ. of Mich- 
igan (B.A., 1884); grad. Union College of Law, 
Chicago, LL.B., 1886; m. Chicago, 111., June 
22, 1892, Katharine Spear; children: Katharine, 
John Evans, Jr. Engaged in practice of law, 
1886-90; then became associated with his 
father in the management of his large prop- 
erty interests, of which latter the Hyde Park 
Hotel is a part; assumed full management of 
the estate of his father upon the death of the 
latter in 1904; has also been mgr. of the Hyde 
Park Hotel since 1894. Republican. Club: 
Homewood Golf. Office: Hyde Park Hotel. 
Residence: 210 51st St. 

CORWZN, Arthur M., physician: b. Hono- 
lulu, H. I., 1864; s. Eli (D.D.) and Henrietta 
S (Howell) Corwin; grad. Princeton Univ., 
1887, A.M.; Rush Med. College, 1890, followed 
by 3 months' post-graduate study in Berlin; 
m. Chicago, 1893, Fannie L. Hastings; chil- 
dren: Marv W. Hastings, Sylvia. Was 10 
years demonstrator physical diagnosis Rush 
Med. College: attending physician Central Free 
Dispensary, dept. chest, nose and throat; since 
1902 prof, diseases throat and nose Chicago 
Clinical School, and prof, diagnosis College 
Physicians and. Surgeons; attending physician 
Cook Co. Hosp. Mem. Am. Med. Assn., Chicago 
Med. Soc, Chicago Climatological and Laryn- 
gological Soc, Chicago Pathological Soc, 
Physicians' Club. Office: 34 Washington St. 
Residence: 1670 W. Monroe St. 

CORWITH, Charles Rog-ers, real estate; b. 
Galena, 111., Feb. 13, 1860; s. Henry and Isa- 
belle (Soulard) Corwith; removed to Chicago, 
1873; grad. Tale Univ., A.B., 1883. After leav- 
ing college engaged in the real estate busi- 
ness in Chicago, in which has ever since con- 
tinued, his operations covering the various 
depts. of a general real estate and loan busi- 
ness. Associate mem. Chicago Real Estate 
Board; mem. Chicago Stock Exchange. Clubs: 
Chicago, Calumet. University, Chicago Golf, 
Onwentsia, Merchants. City. Office: Railway 
Exchange. Residence: 1945 Prairie Av. 

CORWITH, Nathan, real estate; b. Galena, 
111., Sept. 26. 1861; s. Nathan and Mary E. 
Corwith; grad. Phillips Acad., Andover, Mass., 
1880; m. Chicago. Dec. 19. 1893, Marcia Hemp- 
stead; 1 son: Nathan, Jr. Began with his 
father in lead business, under firm name of 
N. Corwith & Co.; later became identified with 
the American Smelting & Refining Co. as 
sales agent, and in 1892, became associated 
with Russell D. Hill as a mem. of the firm 
of R. D. Hill & Co., real estate and loans, 
successors to Henry L. Hill, who established 
the business in 1865. Also vice-pres. of the 
Chase & Baker Co., of Buffalo, N. Y.. and a 
dir. of the Haymarket Theater Co., Chicago. 



Republican. Episcopalian. Office: 135 Adams 
St. Residence: Highland Park, 111. 

CORY, John Darhy, insurance; b. St. Paris, 
O., Mar. 30, 1863; s. Joel Cory; ed. public 
schools; m. Chicago, Mar. 15, 1898, Elizabeth 
Cunningham. Began as an office boy in the 
insurance office of J. M. Rogers, 1881; re- 
mained until his retirement in 1894, when 
was mgr. of the agency; went into insurance 
business for self with Bertrand F. Rogers as 
half owner in the firm of B. F. Rogers & Co., 
and 1902, Nathan Klee was admitted, the firm 
becoming Klee, Rogers & Cory. Democrat. 
Clubs: Calumet, Washington Park. Office: 159 
LaSalle St. Residence: Hotel Metropole. 

COSTA, Peter, fruits; b. Genoa, Italy. Awr. 
23, 1866; s. John B. and L. (Lanato) Costa; 
ed. public schools in Genoa, Italy, and Barce- 
lona, Spain; m. Italy, Nov., 1895, Miss E. 
Costa. Was in the fruit business in Italy, 
1879-89; came direct to Chicago; in 1896, with 
Louis Ginnocchio and A. M. Meyer, estab- 
lished firm of Ginnocchio, Costa & Co., whole- 
sale dealers in foreign, domestic and tropical 
fruits; also the United Fig & Date Co. Office: 
109 S. Water St. Residence: 1419 W. Congress 
St. 

COTTON, Alfred Cleveland, physician; . b. 
Griggsville, Pike Co., 111., May 18, 1847; s. 
Porter and Elvira (Cleveland) Cotton; ed. 
Griggsville High School and by private tutor, 
normal high school and graduate of Illinois 
State Normal Univ., Normal, 111., 1869; grad. 
Rush Med. College, Chicago, 1878 (A.M., Illi- 
nois College, 1887); m. Chicago, May 2, 1893, 
Nettle U. McDonald; children: Mildred Cleve- 
land, John Rowell. Was drummer in private 
Co. P, 137th 111. Vol. Infy. in Civil War. 
Since 1878 engaged in practice of medicine 
in Chicago; practice limited to diseases of 
children and consultations. Prof, of diseases 
of children. Rush Med. College; attending 
physician to children, Presbyterian Hosp.: 
consultant to Central Free Dispensary and 
Jackson Park Sanitarium; formerly city physi- 
cian in charge of isolation hospitals and 
bridewell; formerly physician in charge of 
Infectious disease wards of Cook Co. Hosp.; 
for several years mem. Cook Co. Hosp. staff. 
Lecturer for Illinois Training School and 
Presbyterian Hosp. Training School for 
Nurses. Ex-pres. Chicago Pediatric Soc, Chi- 
cago Examiners' Assn., board of dir. Chicago 
Physicians' Club; honorary mem. Society 
d'Hygiene of Paris, France; mem. Am. Pediat- 
ric Soc: fellow Chicago Acad, of Medicine; 
mem. 12th International Med. Congress, etc. 
Med. referee for The Prudential Insurance 
Co. of America. Author of text books: Dis- 
eases of Children, Anatomy, Physiology and 
Hygiene of the Developing Period, Care of the 
Infant; also numerous monographs relating to 
pediatrics and allied subjects. Republican. Con- 
gregationalist. Surgeon to artillery battalion, 
I. N. G. Commander American Post 70S, Grand 
Army of the Renublic; twice elected coroner 
of DuPage Co.. 111. Mason: Garfield Lodge. Chi- 
cago; Doric Chapter, West Chicago: K. T., 
Bethel Commandery, No. 36, Elgin, 111. Clubs: 
Menoken. Physicians. Office and residence: 
1485 .Tackson Boul. 

COTTON, Arthur Baxter, pres., treas. and 
dir. Brvdon Trimmed Hat Co.; b. Clinton, 
Mich., Jan. 23, 1845; s. Thomas and Eliza 
(Young) Cotton; ed. public schools in Clin- 
ton. Mich.: m. Clinton, Mich., Aug. 7, 1867, 
Alice A. Snow; children: Clarence A., Mrs. 
Charles A. Brown, Florence M., Martha A. 
Began business career as retail merchant in 
Clinton. Tecumseh and T\'est Bay Citv. Mich.: 
was alderman in West Bay City. 1887; came 
to Chicago from West Bay City. Mar. 1, 1888; 
engaged in electric lighting business with 
Thomson-Houston and General Electric com- 
panies : incorporator of Stromberg-Carlson 
Telephone Mfg. Co.; organized Brydon Hat 



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Co., manufacturers and importers of trimmed 
hats exclusively, of wlucli is now pres., treas. 
and dir. Also pres., treas. and dir. of the Home 
Teleplione Co., of Bloominpton, 111. Independ- 
ent in politics. Club: Illinois. Office: 138 Wa- 
bash Av. Residence: 95S W. Monroe St. 

COUCH, Ira Johnson, capitalist; b. Chicago, 
June 21, 1S71; s. Georee B. Johnson and Caro- 
line E. Couch; grandson of Ira Couch; ed. 
Chicago public schools, Beloit College, Wis., 
and Chicago College of Law, LL.B., 1896; m. 
Chicago, 1901, Genevra Laing; 1 son: Ira 
Laing Couch. Was admitted to bar of Illinois 
in 189G, and was in the offices of Arnd & Arnd 
until 1900, when gave up practice and went 
into the stock investment business with S. B. 
Chapin & Co. Mason (32°). Clubs: Washington 
Park, Calumet (director). Office: The Rookery. 
Residence: 3801 Grand Boul. 

COUIiTER, John HamphlU, lawyer; b. Mar- 
issa, 111., Jan. 17, 1873; s. Dr. A. P. and Phoebe 
(Jackson) Coulter; grad. Marissa (111.) Acad., 
June, 1889; Shurtleff College. A.B., June, 1893 
(A.M., June, 1896); grad. Chicago College of 
Law, LL.B., June, 1895: m. Chicago, Feb. 11, 
1902, Marie Caywood Hoyt. Admitted to Illi- 
nois bar, June, 1895; since then engaged in 
practice in Chicago, making a specialty of 
corporation law. Was asst. to general counsel 
of C. & E. R. R. Co., 1897-9; is pres.. of Wis- 
consin Power Co. Republican. Mem. Chicago 
Bar. Assn. Clubs: Kenwood Country. Hamil- 
ton. Union League. Office: Railway Exchange 
Bldg. Residence: 177 E. 47th St. 

COXTIJTEB, John Merle, head prof, botany, 
Univ. of Chicago since 1896; b. Ningpo, China, 
Nov. 20, 1851: grad. Hanover College, Ind., 
1870 (Ph.D., Univ. of Indiana). Botanist U. 
S. Geol. Survey in Rocky Mountains, 1872-3; 
prof, natural sciences, Hanover College, 1874- 
1879; prof, biology, Wabash College, 1879-91; 
pres. Univ. of Indiana, 1891-3; pres. Lake 
Forest Univ., 1893-6. Author: Manual of 
Rocky Mountain Botany; Manual of Texas 
Botany; Plant Relations; Plant Structures; 
Plant Studies: Morphology of Gymnosperms; 
Morphology of Angiosperms, etc. Address: 
5340 Ellis Av. 

COUNSEI^MAN', Charles, vice-pres. Chicago 
Grain & Elevator Co.; h. Chicago, Jan. 6, 1881; 
s. Charles and Jennie Elizabeth (Otis) Coun- 
selman; ed. Harvard School, Chicago, and Hill 
School. Pottstown, Pa. Began business career 
with Counselman & Co.. brokers, in 1900, and 
continued with that business until Apr. 1, 1904, 
when became vice-pres. of the Chicago Grain 
f:- Elevator Co., incorporated, 1902, with a 
capital of $200,000. Republican. Clubs: Ken- 
wood, Kenwood Country, Chicago Athletic, 
Midlothian. Office: Merchants Loan & Trust 
Bldg. Residence: 5035 Greenwood Av. 

COTTNSEIiMAK, Willis, broker; b. Baltimore, 
Md., Oct. 8, 1868; s. Col. Jacob H. and Mary F. 
(Willis) Counselman: ed. public school, Balti- 
more, Md.; St. George's Hall, Riesterstown, 
Md.: Riverview Militarv Acad., Ponghkeensie, 
N. T.; A^'ireun Acad., Sing Sing, N. T. First 
employment was in wliolosale house of Mar- 
shall Field & Co., then in Merchants Loan & 
Trust Co. Bank, Bankers' Nat. Bank, Willis 
Counselman & Co.. Charles Counselman & Co.; 
now secretarv Chicago Grain i^- Elevator Co., 
and mem. of firm of Pounselm.Tn (^- Stream. 
Mem. Chicago Bonrd of Trade. Chicago Stock 
Exchange, New York Produce Exchange. Re- 
publican. Was 1st lieut. Co. K. 1st Infy., 
I. N. G.. 3 years; 1st lieut. Co. D about 4 
years; lieut. aide-de-camp to Gen. H. A. 
Wheeler; capt. and ordnance officer 1st Cav., 
capt. and regimental ndjiitant 1st Cav. since 
July 29, 1899. ]\Tem. Lnynl Letrion of the U. S. 
Clui)s: Washington Paik. Hamilton. Office: 
226 LaSalle St. Residence: .'',35 Rush St. 

COTTNTISS, Pred Downer, stock broker: b. 
Chicago, ,Tune 26, 1872; s. Robert and Louise 
(Eakin) Countiss; ed. public schools, Cliicago. 



Began business career as messenger in the 
Merchants Nat. Bank of Chicago, and in 1892 
became bookkeeper with the Nat. Bank of the 
the Republic, and later became teller. In 
May, 1896, entered employ of S. B. Chapin 
& Co., bankers and brokers in stocks, grain, 
provisions, cotton and coffee, and in July, 1898, 
was admitted to partnership in the firm. Mem. 
Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Stock 
Exchange. Republican. Presbvterian. Clubs: 
Union League, Washington Park, Calumet, 
Bankers. Office: The Rookery. Residence: 3647 
Grand Boul. 

COVEY, James Trancls, coal; b. Penfield. 
Monroe Co., N. Y., Sept. 8, 1851; s. Isaac Bird 
and Catherine Ann (McCrea) Covey; attended 
public schools Monroe Co., N. Y., until 1864, 
then Penfield Acad. 2 years, and later public 
schools at Sterling, 111., 2 years; m. Sterling, 
111., Oct. 18, 1881, Florence Amanda Dinsmoor. 
From 1868 to 1871, employed In grain and 
lumber business at Sterling, Morrison and 
Malta, 111., and at Wheatland, la.; in employ 
of Sterling Mercantile Co., of Sterling, 111., 
1872-83, as collector, credit man, etc.; book- 
keeper in office of S. H. McCrea & Co., grain 
commission, Chicago, 1883-6; supt. of coal 
mines in Gardner and Clark's City, 111., 1886- 
1903; resigned and organized, Feb. 1, 1903, 
the Covey-Durham Coal Co., of which he Is 
pres. Mem. Rock River Lodge, A. F. & A. M., 
of Sterling, 111., Wilmington Royal Arch Chap- 
ter, of Wilmington, 111., Blaney Commanderv, 
of Morris. 111., Sycamore Camp, Modern Wood- 
men of America, of Gardner, 111. Office: 303 
Dearborn St. Residence: 4213 Ellis Av. 

CO'WAir, "William Kennett, furniture; b. 
Chicago, Oct. 24, 1869; s. Charles H. and Mary 
S. (Kennett) Cowan; ed. Ogden (public) School 
and Chicago Manual Training School, grad- 
uating 1889; m. Chicago. June 27, 1895, Carrie 
Jaeger; 1 daughter: Ruth Louise. Studied 
architecture in office of Henry Ives Cobb; left 
there to become supt. of construction of sani- 
tary work at World's Columbian Exposition; 
designed and installed all plumbing and ap- 
purtenances on World's Fair Grounds; in 1894 
engaged in special furniture business under 
firm name of "^'. K. Cowan & Co.; Incorporated. 
1901, and he became pres. and gen. mgr. of 
the company; the factory, emploving 100 
hands, is at corner Peoria and Kinzie Sts. 
Republican. Presbyterian. Mem. Art Institute 
of Chicago. Club: Chicago Athletic. Office: 
203-7 Michigan Av. Residence: 430 Elm St. 

COWAN, William P., vice-pres. of the Stand- 
ard Oil Co. of Indiana; b. Cleveland. O., July 
8. 1846; s. William C. and Caroline (Stillwell") 
Cowan; ed. public schools of Cleveland, O. ; 
m. June 3. 1880, .\nna Clark Mackenzie. Be- 
gan business life in the employ of the freight 
dept. of the old C. C. C. & T. R. R. until 1875, 
when became connected with the Standard 
Oil Co. at Cleveland, coming thence to Chicago 
In 1889, and becoming vice-pres. of the Stand- 
ard Oil Co. of Indiana. Club: Chicago Athletic, 
Washington Park. Office: 5 Wabash Av. Resi- 
dence: 3218 Michigan Av. 

COWEN, ■Willis Michael, mgr. auxiliarv 
branch of International Harvester Co.; b. Mil- 
ford. O., Feb. 17. 1S54; s. Michael and Mary 
Roudebush Cowen : ed. public and high schools 
of Hamilton and Clermont Cos.. Ohio; m. 
Patavia. O., Jan. 5, 1877, Kate Kerr; 1 son: 
Henry K. Aftpr leaving school worked In 
ncn^-spaper and job printing in Cincinnati; 
then was joint owner, with brother, of coun- 
try newspaper. The Clermont Sun. Batavia. 
O.. 1873-85; sold paper and went to Toledo, O., 
where operated City Sz Suburban Express Co. 
until the fore part of 1S86. after which went 
to Wellington, Kan., where operated in real 
estate and loans until 1889. From 1889 to the 
fall of 1893 was traveling supt. for the Sun 
Vapor Street Light Co. of Canton. O. ; returned 
to ^Vellington, Kan., and resumed the real 



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„..tnt^ Vin^inPss and on Jan. 1, 1896, made a learning trade kept books for a time for 

^Itr.? wTth thi Deering HaWeste^ Co., as Ohio Statesman newspaper, of Columbus; 

''^"ir^ilrk rf oollectlon? until Mar. 1. 1904; came to Chicago, 1855, and worked as jour- 

s nci thef mgr of Auxiliary branch of the neyman bookbinder in Chicago and Milwau- 



Knight Cheney, John Cheney, Thomas Hooker 
Admitted to bar of . Supreme Court of IlUnoi. 
in 1889 and has since practiced law,_ except 



kee until 1861; in business for himself; burned 
out, 1871; resumed as A. J. Cox & Co., and so 
continues. Office: 4 2 W. Monroe St. Residence: 
1624 Diversey Boul. 

COX, Amariah George, manufacturer; b. 
Nunda, N. Y., July 10, 1849; s. William G. and 
Sarah C. Cox; ed. public 
T-'s'-" Northwestern of Nunda, N. Y.; m. Nashville, Tenn., 1896, 
-""" " - South Angle W. Williams; children: Mrs. Blanche 
Atwater, Olive P. Cox. After leaving school 
engaged in teaching until 1868; was in tug 
and wrecking business at Cleveland, O., li' 



International Harvester Co Office 95 W. 
idams St. Residence: 353 Fullerton Av 

COWIiES, Alfred, lawyer; b. Chicago, Jan. 
5 1865; s. Alfred and Sarah Frances (Hut- 
chinson) Cowles; Prepared for Yale at Har- 

^ookpostS-kd^ua\?foirle"^^^^ Sar?,h C, Cox ;^ed. public, and high school^s 

aw. Yale^Law School. 1887-8; North. 
College of Law, Chicago, 1888-9 m South 
Manchester, Conn., Nov. 28, 1890. Elizabetn 



^^?'^4.. ^\,.n^nf^,Ynreme' Court of Illinois 1874, and sec. of the Cleveland Towing Assn.; 
A<i'""ted to bar of Supreme Court o^^ ^.^^^ ^^^^ .^ p^.^^ manufacturing business; 




r^ t „ ^„ . %.voc Ptinltn Co " dir. Electric oi tne z,eno iviig. \^.o., one oi tne largest cnew- 

Tribune Co. pres^ Rialto Lo., am ^ ^ concerns. Mem. Paint Grinders Assn. 

Smelting & Aluminum Co ana oiruii *^ (ex-pres.); mem. Paint, Oil & Varnish Assn.; 

tions. Republican. Unitarian Clu^ ex-pres. Annexation Club. Republican. Clubs: 

'^e^nts?a:"oli°cef"prtlVlefe^gmpr Chicago Athletic, Hamilton, Auburn Park 



?ago Atmetic, iiamuton, Auourn Park 
Golf. Office: 154-6 W. VanBuren St. Residence: 
5206 S. Park Av. 

COX, Arthur Malcolm, lawyer; b. Chicago, 
tr T*.-^ Tvr'^mpnVii'pV'rowles^'ed publYc' schools June 16, 1873; s. Jesse and Annie (Malcom) 
Hattie M. <Beadle) cowies, ea. yuu ^ j q attended Brown and Marquette schools 

of Walingford Conn and /g^^gf m BeSver and West Division High School, graduating, 
graduating PhB. in ^^^f^ °^_/.?''j Alford; 1 1892; studied law in office of Jesse Cox, and 
Falls, Pa., Feb. 1.1, l|91^j^|"}|aving college passed examination in Apellate Court in 1894. 



dence: 1805 Michigan Av. . 

COWI.es, Walter Llnsley, engineer; b.Wal- 
llngford! Conn., Jan. 7, 1859; s. Robert H. and 




James N. Hatch ip^^'"^?^ g^gg^:piling co., of Carnahan, Slusser, Hawkes & Cox. Repub- 

— • lican. Baptist. Master Mason. Mem. S. A. R. 
Clubs:_ Illinois, Chicago Yacht. Office: Unity 
esidence: 4524 Lake Av. 
COXE, Charles Albert, merchant; b. Wor- 
cester, Mass., Oct. 15, 1847; s. Albert W. and 
Caroline W. Sykes; ed. public schools of 
Buffalo, N. Y.; m. Buffalo, N. Y., Lillie E. 
Nichols; children: Albert W., Calvin S., Mary 
A., Grace Louise, Florence Adele, Claudia 
Luella. Began business career as an asst. 



Sd tJc%?Yhe D. F. HoTman-Railway Track 
fayer^'co. Mem. Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers C uos 
Western Soc. of Engineers, S. A. R.. and ot ±iicig.j^ 
the Engineers Club, Cleveland, O Office. Rail- 
way Exchange. Residence: 485 N. Grove Av., 

°^COWPERTHWAITE Allen Corson, phys^- 

5!fs"eph"-C^^^nd^%^bor^ah-^Coe<^rth\-a^?^Nd. 

?oneg"e "phiSphii: T^i9-^r\:!r""cenuti bookkeeper in a grocery store in Buffalo, N 
Univ.^o'f Iowa, 1876; LL.D., Shurtleff College. 
1888- m Oskaloosa, la., June 2, 1870, Ida E. 
^^i..:,i!^-„irn!^^i" Tn«PTiV, F.. Elfleda Florence 

alva, 111. 



Y., for 2 years; then learned the sash and 
door business, starting as an apprentice in 
Frvin- children- Joseph E., Emed^a Florence the shop of Eaton & Co., of Buffalo, under 
/Tv7^^ a >rinV.TTiaO Practiced Galva, 111., his father, who was supt. for that company; 
i^^r'^-7<! Tfebr^Scitv Neb. 1873-7; dean came to Chicago after the great fire and was 
1869-73, Nebraska city, ^^5"^- j^^ Dept., the head man for the John A. Gauger Co. 
«?^i'T?nW of low^ 1877-9? S 1884-5, dean for 9 years; in 1892 became mgr. in Chicago 
u^'^^^^^P^ C^feo-e Uni'v of Michigan; for the Schroth & Ahrens Co., operating a 
^""""^icQ^ ar>Hnir^t%V. Chicaffo- prof materia large plant at Winona, Minn., in the manu- 
^'''^?i^«nd^theraDeut cs lT92?1901 pre™ si^^ facture of sash, doors, blinds and mill-work, 
edica and t'i??^Pf"^^^4,/ College consulting Republican; trustee to Chicago State Pawners' 



1901, Chicago Homce^ ^w^eo^ Union" "ChTcago 806. under appointment from Gov. Yates. Con- 
physlcian to Cook Co.^ Chicago ^un|on_,^»^nic^s_ gregationalist; pres. Men's Club of Millard 

Av. Congregational Church. Mason (32°), 
Institute Shrinen Vice-pres. 34th Ward Republican 



^T"s«^^Hoa'. llerTo^s"."of"?o^w^a: im 

&°J^.^Tpith^f fllt^W loVi^^^^^^^ Club;_dir. of. Mill 

«ons 1876; Materia Medica and Therapeutics 

1881; Text-book of G>mecol^ogy ISJ^ T^xt- (parkins) Cox; grad. Harvard, 1884 

srWasSiingt^n^sl Resid^.c^'ef Washington (A.M., Norwich Univ.) ; m..Sept. 8. 1888. Mary. 

^"COX, Alfred John, bookbinder; b. Isleworth- 
on-the-Thames. Middlesex. . Eng.. Jan 22 
of Alfred and Ann (Lee) Cox: father 



d Av. Church choir; ex- 
pres. Lawndale Council. Office: 639 S. Halsted 
St. Residence: 1227 Millard Av. 

COX, Henry Joseph, meteorologist; b. New- 
ton, Mass., Apr. 5, 1863; s. Thomas and Han- 



daughter of C. C. Cavanagh, Somerville, Mass. 
Prof. Norwich Univ., 1886-8; in weather ser- 
vice since Aug. 1, 1884; promoted steadily 
until became. Mar. 1, 1899, prof, meteorology, 



S'wbPn he was 4 vears old and at 13 in charge North Central Forecast District 

"^n^^ ^^?h hit mother to the U S ; attended Mem. Nat. Geological Soc. Chicago ^ Acad. 

..rnnlirEnllc^d and IT S.; earned book- Sciences. Clubs: University, Chicago Athletic. 

h?S's tradf in OMo State Journal office. Union League. Press, Chicago Yacht, Colum- 

^^^^tlif^cT n m Milwaukee Oct 20, 1856, bia Yacht. Address: Auditorium Tower, Clu- 

T«ne F French ^di^ Jan 2, '1901); children; cago. Residence: 506 53d St., Chicago 
Jane E. Frencn (,aiea jan -i, 1^ ;, Hyatt, broker in commercial paper: 

^lff"en%ichl^) Al^red^W.?"Al^ei-^a After b. Chicago!^ Sept. 12, 1876; s. William T. and 



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Mary (Hyatt) Cox; ed. Douglas (public) 
School, Chicago, 1S84-91; Chicago Manual 
Training School, 1S91-3; Armour Institute,' 
1893-4. After 2 years with father in live 
stock commission business at Union Stock 
Yards, 1S94-C, started in Northwestern Nat. 
Bank as messenger, 189G; after Its consolida- 
tion with Corn Exchange Nat. Bank, worked 
with latter until 1901, when became associated 
with the stock and bond house of Otis Wilson 
& Co., remaining with that Arm until it be- 
came a part of the "U^estern Trust & Savings 
bank in 1903; after a vear as asst. to Edward 
Tilden, pres. of Libby, McNeill & Libby, 
started in tlie commercial paper business with 
Fred G. Merrill under the title of Merrill, Cox 
& Co., a corporation, organized Apr. 1, 1904, 
of whicli is pres., doing a commercial paper 
and collateral loans brokerage business. Mem. 
Chicago Stock Exchange. Episcopalian. Clubs: 
Calumet, Chicago Yacht. Office: The Rookery. 
Residence: 3141 Forest Av. 

COS, James Brady, railway engineer; b. 
Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 30, 1857; s. John and 
Louisa (Fahnestock) Cox; ed. public sciiools, 
and in Pennsylvania College, 1875-8; m. Chi- 
cago, 1SS9, Tillie Smith. Began professional 
life as rodman on the Pennsylvania R. R., 
1880-2; was asst. supervisor and supervisor 
of same road, 1882-9; engaged in private prac- 
tice as civil engineer. 1889-95; asst. engineer 
C, H & W. R. R., 1S95-S; since June 1, 1898, 
chief engineer of the Chicago Junction Ry. 
Co. Mem. Western Soc. of Engineers, Am. Ry. 
Engineering and Maintenance of Way Assn. 
Office: Exchange Bldg., Union Stock Yards. 
Residence: 659 48th St. 

C03r, Rensselaer William, cooperage; b. Cin- 
cinnati, O., May 14, 1855: S.William and Electra 
Robinson (Stanford) Cox; ed. Chicago public 
a^id high schools; m. Columbus, O., Feb. 11, 
1904, Miss Deshler. Was 2 years, 1875-7, in 
financial dept. of Pullman Co.; then in grain 
business. In 1882 went into the manufacture of 
cooperage in firm of Seaman, Cox & Brown, 
whicli was later merged into the Seaman, Cox 
<S: Brown Cooperage Co., whicli, after the death 
of Mr. Brown, and retirement of Mr. Seaman, 
was consolidated with original St. Louis plant 
of that n.ame and became the Pioneer Cooper- 
age Co., of wliicli he is pres. The company 
operates in all 12 plants in Chicago and St. 
Louis, and different timber sections of Mis- 
souri, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Louisiana. 
Republican. Mem. Central Church. Clubs: Chi- 
cago, Union League, Onwentsia, Merchants, 
Mid-Day. Office: 137 N. Hoyne Av. Residence: 
131 Astor St. 

COX, Stephen William, physician; b. Balti- 
more, Md., Jan. 11, 1859; s. John and Mary 
(Eldridge) Cox: ed. public schools of Menard 
Co., 111.: Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind.; 
Valparaiso (Ind.) Normal School; Rush Med. 
College, Chicago, M.D., 1889; Illinois College 
of Electro-Therapeutics; m. Chicago, Dec. 24, 
1890, Nellie J. Sullivan; 1 son: Donald Stephen 
Linne. Was a scliool teacher in Menard 
and Mason Cos., 111., 1873-80; also taught 
music while a school teacher; student, literary 
and medical, 1880-9; trained nurse for 2 years, 
1886-7, in Cook Co. Hosp. ; was mem. Cook Co. 
Hosp. med. staff for the years 1900-01. Attend- 
ing surgeon Kedzie Hosp. and physician and 
examiner for Montgomery Ward & Co. since 
1904. Was supt. Kirkland Free Dispensary, 
1889-95; is med. examiner Sons and Daughtera 
of St. George and mem. Grand Med. Board of 
Sons of St. George for Illinois, Wisconsin, 
Micliigan and Missouri; surgeon in chief St. 
Steplien's Sanitarium. Mem. Am. Med. Assn., 
Illinois State IMed. Soc. Chicago Med. Soc, 
Illinois State Assn. for tlie Prevention of 
Tuberculosis. Republican. Mem. 3d Presbyte- 
rian Church, but mem. of choir of Monroe St. 
Church of Christ. Mason: Siloam Lodge, No. 



780. Office: 100 State St. and 247 W. Madison 
St. Residence: 1315 Jackson Boul. 

COYNE, Frederick E., business man, post- 
master; b. E. Orange, N. J., 18G0; ed. public 
schools, E. Orange; has lived in Chicago since 
1883; m. 1886, Pauline Niehaus, of Chicago. 
Was a clerk for a short time in Chicago, then 
started bakery, and later bought restaurants 
and added wholesale bakery dept., which he 
still conducts. Active in politics as a Re- 
publican; collector internal revenue, Chicago, 
1897-1901; postmaster of Chicago since 1901. 
Clubs: Union League, Chicago Athletic, Forty, 
Hamilton, Lincoln, Marquette, Menoken, Press. 
Residence: 795 Warren Av. 

CBAFT, John Corson, banker; b. Morris- 
town, N. J., Oct. 2, 1863; s. Joseph V. and 
Martha Parker (Garretson) Craft; ed. public 
schools, Rochelle, 111.; m. Sycamore, 111., Oct. 
3, 1888, Zada B. Dustin; children: Daniel Dus- 
tin, Catharine Garretson. Cashier and dir 
Rochelle Nat. Bank, Rochelle, 111., 1884-90; 
acting asst. treas. of U. S. at Chicago, 1890-2; 
since 1892 in Bankers' Nat. Bank as asst. 
cashier, 1892-3; cashier, 1893-1903; vice-pres. 
since 1903. Clubs: Union League, Bankers. 
Office: Marquette Bldg. Residence: 5206 Hib- 
bard Av. 

CBAPTS, Clayton Edward, lawyer; b. Au- 
burn, O., July 8, 1848; s. Edward and Helen 
B. (Johnson) Crafts; ed. public schools and 
Eclectic Institute of Hiram, O. (later known 
as Hiram College); graduated with honors 
from Union College of Law, Cleveland, O., 
1868; m. Sept. 15, 1869, Cordelia E., daughter 
of Oscar M. and Charity Kent, of Aurora, 111.; 
children: William C. (deceased), Fred A. (now 
deceased), Helen (Mrs. F. W. Job), Harry K. 
Admitted to Ohio bar, 1868; entered into 
practice at Watkins, N. Y., witli Judge John 
J. Van Allen, but in 1869 came to Chicago 
and practiced with Henry Lincoln (Lincoln & 
Crafts) until 1873; alone 1873-85; since 1885 
with George M. Stevens in firm of Crafts & 
Stevens. Democrat. Was chairman of the 
Democratic Committee of Cook Co., 1888; 
mem. House of Representatives of Illinois, 
1882-96 and 1901; speaker of House, 1891-3. 
Presbyterian. Mem. Roval Arcanum, Royal 
League. Mason. Clubs: Oaks (Austin), Iro- 
quois. Pres. Board of Trustees of 1st Presby- 
terian Church (Austin, 111.) since 1873. Office: 
Chicago Stock Exchange Bldg. Residence: 5433 
TV^ashington Boul., Austin, 111. 

CBAFTS, Miles Benjamin, grain; b. Auburn. 
Geauga Co., O., Apr. 14, 1842; s. Benjamin and 
Elsie (Whitcomb) Crafts; ed. public schools 
of Ohio; m. Newberry, O., Feb. 25, 1864, Julia 
F. Gilbert; children: Arthur A., Zina B. At age 
of 17 in partnershin with brother in operating 
a, farm; came to Chicago, 186 8; engaged in 
real estate business until 1871; moved his 
family west and established in tlie grain com- 
mission business, and also in retail merchan- 
dise business at Austin. Was a charter mem. 
of the Open Board of Trade of Chicago, and 
at one time its pres. Pres. and dir. Flexible 
Pipe Joint Co. Republican. Clubs: West Chi- 
cago Driving, Morquette. Oaks (Austin), Chi- 
cago Athletic. Office: 255 LaSalle St. Resi- 
dence: 5615 W. Madison St. 

CBAOZN, Henry Benjamin, broker; b. East 
Douglas, Mass., Sept. 6, 1838: s. Benjamin. Jr., 
and Frances Maria (Pratt) Cragin; ed. public 
schools in Providence, R. I., to 1854; m. St. 
Louis, Mo., Apr. 10, 1862, Laura Fales Strong; 
clitldren: George Albert, Laura Ella. Mrs. 
Helen Loveland Brodhead, Dr. H. B. Was with 
Mercliants' Bank, Providence, R. I., 1854-6; 
removed to Muscatine, la., 1856, and was with 
a banking house, 1856-S; removed to St. Louis, 
Mo., where was head paying teller State Sav- 
ings Institution; came to Cliicago, 1862, and 
was paying teller Solomon Sturges' Sons 2 
years; then became confidential clerk with 
Vandervoort, Dickerson & Co. (afterward 



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changed to Dickerson, Sturges & Co.), 2 years. 
After that senior mem. of Cragin Bros., 
metals, until 1869, then of H. B. Cragin & Co. 
to 187 2; established branch house for Wash- 
burn & Moen Mfg. Co., of Worcester, Mass., 
in 1877, remaining their western agent for 
nearly 18 years. Since Jan. 1, 1897, broker in 
commercial paper. Vice-pres. Bureau of Jus- 
tice. Republican. Presbyterian. Office: 1st Nat. 
Bank Bldg. Residence: 1414 Hinman Av., 
Evanston. 

CRAia, Dickey ■Willard; b. Arcadia, Morgan 
Co., 111., Aug. 21, 1869; s. John W. and Sarah 
A. (Titus) Craig; ed. country school at Ar- 
cadia, 111., 1874-87; Whipple Acad., Jackson- 
ville, 111., 1887-8; Illinois College, 1888-92, 
graduating B.S., 1892; Northwestern Univ. 
Med. School, 1892-6, graduating M.D., 1896; 
m. Chicago, Feb. 14, 1900, Antonia Roessler; 
children: Frederick Willard, Allan. In prac- 
tice in Chicago since June, 1896; interne at 
German _Hosp. of Chicago, 1896-7; mem. Chi- 
cago Med. Soc, 111. State Med. Soc, Am. Med. 
Assn.; 1898-1902, asst. in oral surgery and 
lecturer on anesthesia at Northwestern Univ. 
Dental School; associate surgeon at Chicago 
Policlinic Hosp. Republican. Mem. Belden Av. 
Baptist Church. Office: 506 Wells St. Resi- 
dence: 93 Sigel St. 

CRAIG, Edward Marshall, sec. and gen. mgr. 
Master Steam Fitters' Assn.; b. Philadelphia, 
Pa., Feb. 1, 1860; ed. public schools of Phila- 
delphia; m. Dec. 9, 1878, Tillie M. Stengel, of 
Philadelphia; children: William H., B. Clar- 
ence. Began business career as office boy for 
Philadelphia atty. ; when 19 years old began 
to learn the trade of a steam fitter; came to 
Chicago, Mar., 1890, as agent for Pierce, But- 
ler & Pierce Mfg. Co., and when that firm 
was consolidated with Am. Boiler Co., became 
mgr. of latter until 1897; resigned to estab- 
lish a business of his own. Elected, 1897, 
gen. mgr. of the Master Steam Fitters' Assn. 
and also became sec. of the Western League 
of Steam Fitters. Sec. and mgr. of the Build- 
ing Construction of Chicago and Nat. Build- 
ing Trades Employers' Assn. Was mem. of 
the "Madden Committee" during the building 
strike of 1900. Republican; was pres. of West 
End Republican Club of 18th Ward of Phila- 
delphia, 1886; elected, 188«, mem., of Penn- 
sylvania Legislature from 16th district of 
Philadelphia. One of organizers of Cook Co. 
Republican Marching Club and served 6 terms 
as its pres. Mason and K. P., Royal Arcanum, 
Yeomen of America, Knights of Golden Eagle, 
Knights of Friendship. Office: 138 Washington 
St. Residence: 922 S. Spaulding Av. 

CBAIO, Robert, manufacturer; b. Port Glas- 
gow, Scot., May 9, 1840; s. James and Chris- 
tina (Houston) Craig; ed. Scottish schools; 
m. Peotone, 111., 1872, Jane Duffy. Left Green- 
ock, Scot., 1854; settled in Providence, R. I., 
until 1869; served apprenticeship 4 years at 
trade of plumbing, steam and gas fitting, with 
J. W. Bishop, New Haven, Conn.; worked at 
the trade for a year in Albany and Troy. N. 
Y. ; came to Chicago. June, 1865, and continued 
in the trade until 1867, when joined Robert 
Weir in firm of Weir & Craig, plumbers; in- 
corporated, 1889. Weir & Craig Mfg. Co., manu- 
facturers plumbers' and steam fitters' sup- 
plies, of which he is vice-pres. Presbyterian. 
Mason. Office: 2421-39 Wallace St. Resi- 
dence: 6615 Wentworth Av. 

CRAIN, Charles Hicks, physician; b. Lafay- 
ette, Tippecanoe Co., Ind., Dec. 7, 1854; s. Wil- 
liam S. and Marietta (Taylor) Grain; attended 
private schools and Collegiate Institute. La- 
fayette, Ind., 1863-70; Wabash College, 1871-4; 
Miami Med. College, 1S74-6; New York Poly- 
clinic, 1887-8; Illinois Med. College, 1889-91; 
m. Lafayette, Ind., Oct. 1, 1879, Jennie W. 
Vernon, of Lykenstown, Pa. Practiced medi- 
cine at Lafayette, Ind., 1876-87; Salt Lake 
City, Utah, 1888-91; removed to Chicago and 



continued in general practice of medicine, 
1891-4; since 1894 has limited practice to 
ophthalmology. Asst. in opthalmology, Chicago 
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat College. Also mem. 
of firm of Grain Bros., wholesale and retail 
drugs, chemicals, paints and oils. Pres. East- 
ern Oil Co., Salt Lake City; sec. Southwestern 
Coal & Iron Co., of Salt Lake City. Repub- 
lican. Presbyterian. Office: 103 State St. Resi- 
dence: 6143 Monroe Av. 

CRAMER, Ambrose, mining machinery and 
investments; b. Martlnsburg, Va., Mar. 5, 1857; 
s. Augustus P. and Page (Morrison) Cramer; 
ed. private schools and at U. S. Naval Acad., 
graduating in class of 1880, and serving as 
midshipman in U. S. Navy in the Asiatic 
Squadron for 3 years; m. 1st, 1886, Susan 
Skinner, of Chicago; 2d, 1901, Isabel Corwith, 
of Chicago, 111.; children: Elizabeth, Ambrose, 
Corwith. Business supt. of the pipe mill of 
the Crane Co., 1883-92; then joined Charles 
S. Burt in firm of Cramer & Burt, manufac- 
turers' agents in copper and mining machin- 
ery and supplies, etc. Republican. Alderman, 
City of Lake Forest. Presbyterian. Clubs: Chi- 
cago, University, Onwentsia. Office: Monad- 
nock Blk. Residence: Lake Forest. 111. 

CRAMFTON, Richard Z^eicester, asst. 
cashier Nat. Bank of the Republic; b. Rock 
Island, 111., May 12, 1870; s. Richard and 
Martha (Beatty) Crampton; ed. public and 
private schools in Rock Island, 111., and the 
Chica