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Biographical Sketch of Edward Manoe Herron

Herron, Edward Manoe; contractor; born, Donegal, Ireland, March 22, 1857; son of George and Margueretta Manoe Herron; educated, National School, Balbiritra, Ireland, and Tanners and Hudsons College, Cleveland, four years; married, Akron, O., Sept. 11, 1883, Matilda Elford Emery; three sons; Independent in politics; member firm of Geo. H. Herron & Co., contracting painters and grainers; was considered one of the best grainers in the United States; chief member of School of the Prophet in Donegal county, Ireland, and member Universal spies for twenty years. Recreation: Hunting, not for game, but for the...

Biographical Sketch of William Koehl

Koehl, William; architect; born, Akron, O., Aug. 22, 1883; educated, Parochial School, Akron, O., University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Can., St. Charles College, Elliott City, Md.; married, Cleveland, June 23, 1909, Alma Keidel; two sons, William J. and Thomas F.; received early training in architecture in prominent offices in Akron and Cleveland; for six years previous to entering partnership with A. C. Wolf, was associated with Frank B. Meade; entered into partnership with A. C. Wolf in 1911, remaining until 1913, when he established his own offices in the Park...

Biographical Sketch of Hermon A. Kelley

Kelley, Hermon A.; lawyer; born, Kelley’s Island, O., May 15, 1859; son of Alfred Stow and Hannah Farr Kelley; degrees of A. B., A. M., LL. D., Buchtel College, Harvard Law School, Goettingen University (Germany); married, Cleveland, Sept. 3, 1889; Florence Alice Kendall; issue, Virginia Hutchison, Alfred Kendall, Hayward Kendall; member of law firm of Hoyt, Dustin, Kelley, McKeehan & Andrews; at one time first asst. corporation counsel of City of Cleveland; trustee Buchtel College; trustee and sec’y and treas. Cleveland Museum of Art; member Union, Country, University, Euclid, and Chagrin Valley Hunt...

Biographical Sketch of Alonzo Eugene Hyre

Hyre, Alonzo Eugene; sec’y The Cleveland Chamber of Industry; born, Basil, O., June 1, 1860; son of Henry Clay and Almedia Ann Poff Hyre; educated, public schools Cambridge City, Ind., Columbus, O., Springfield, O., and Buchtel College, Akron, O., degree B. S.; married, Akron, O., April, 1886, Sarah Emma Cadwallader; issue, two sons, Rexford C. and Raymond E.; owned and edited a Republican newspaper for twelve years; active in Republican politics as delegate to county and state conventions and served upon republican executive committees; appointed cashier of the U. S. Internal Revenue office under McKinley, and served five years; was one of the organizers of The Cleveland Chamber of Industry and has been the sec’y since it was established; member Delta Tau Delta College Fraternity, member a lot of unimportant Clubs. Recreation: Moving Pictures. “The Marvel of the Centuries,” established and published the first College Journal at Buchtel College; began newspaper work in Cleveland, in 1885; owned and published “Vanity Fair” the first publication in Cleveland devoted to art, music, drama and society; owned and published, for many years, “The Cuyahogian,” a weekly newspaper of country...

Biographical Sketch of William Henry Hunt

Hunt, William Henry; Iife insurance; born, Warren, O., Jan. 28, 1868; son of William B. and Rabecca Myers Hunt; public school education; married, Akron, O., Oct. 15, 1912, Mary: Fairchild Sanford; chairman committee on Municipal Art and Architecture, Chamber of Commerce; member Wholesale Merchants’ and Manufacturers Board; for a number of years vice pres. of the Hydraulic Press Brick Co.; member of the executive committee of the National Brick Manufacturers Ass’n and became pres. in 1901-1902; pres. the Ohio Face Brick Ass’n, 1907-1908; four years pres. of the Builders’ Exchange, now an honorary member; two years director Cleveland Chamber of Commerce; since 1909 have been pres. of the Cleveland Life Insurance Co.; trustee and treas. St. Lukes’ Hospital Ass’n; trustee Hiram House; director Workingmen’s Collateral Loan Ass’n; life member Associated Charities and a member of the finance committee; in 1910 pres. the Cuyahoga County Centennial Commission; vice pres. the Civil Federation of Cleveland; vice pres. for the Society for Promoting the Interests of the Blind; member City Planning Commission of Cleveland and Aquarium Commission; member Union, Euclid, Mayfield, Rowfant and Athletic Clubs. Recreations: Travel and “The Hemlocks”; his summer home at Independence,...

Biographical Sketch of Dudley S. Humphrey

Humphrey, Dudley S.; pros. The Humphrey Co.; born; Townsend, O., May 19, 1852; son of Dudley Sherman and Mabel Truman Fay Humphrey; educated, district schools and Buchtel College; married, Wakeman, 0., Sept. 3, 1879, Effie D. Shannon; issue, Mabel Elizabeth, born June 12, 1880, Harvey John, born Jan. 7, 1884, and H. Louise, born June 9, 1898; after leaving school worked on his father’s farm and engaged in other business interests until his father died in 1876, when with his brothers assumed the management of the estate; in 1884, was engaged with his brothers under the firm name of Humphrey Bros., seed growers, Wakeman, O.; in June, 1893, came to Cleveland and began the popping and retailing of popcorn without any capital; later engaged in making pull candy; in 1901, secured Euclid Beach Park which firm has operated ever since, making it the largest, cleanest, best patronized, and best paying summer resort in the country; in the autumn of 1907, firm built and opened the Elysium Rink, at University Circle; this is the largest and finest ice rink in the United States; pres. The Humphrey Co.; Mabel Elizabeth Humphrey is second vice pres.; Mrs. D. S. Humphrey is see ‘v and treas. of the company; Harvey John is asst. treas., and H. Louise, is the youngest member of the firm; treas. Ohio Good Roads Ass’n; good roads are his hobby; member Chamber of Commerce, Athletic and Automobile...

Biographical Sketch of Arthur Adelbert Stearns

Stearns, Arthur Adelbert; attorney; born, Olmsted, O., July 18, 1858; son of Edmund and Anna J. Marsh Stearns; educated, Buchtel College, A. B. A. M., honorary degree LL. D., Harvard Law School; issue, three children; business connections, 1884-1890, Stearns & Kelley; 1902-1904, Stearns & Chamberlain; 1904-1909, Carr, Stearns, Chamberlain & Royon; 1909, Stearns, Chamberlain & Royon; sec’y Cleveland Bar Ass’n, 1890 to 1898; 1905, pres. Cleveland Bar Ass’n; trustee Buchtel College; member Chamber of Commerce and Union Club. Author of “Stearns on Suretyship” (1903), “Annotated Cases on Suretyship”...

Biographical Sketch of Alfred George Tame

Tame, Alfred George; treas. Cleveland Trust Co.; born, Cleverland, Feb. 7, 1869; son of A. F. and Ellen Latimer Tame; educated in the public schools, and Buchtel College, Akron, 0.; graduated in 1890, B. S. degree; married, 1894, Clara Armstrong of Norwalk, O.; issue, four children; after finishing college, did journalistic work in Akron and Cleveland; in 1893, began as bookkeeper for the Old Arcade Bank; remained with the bank until it became the Euclid Ave. Trust Co.; was sec’y and treas. at the time of its failure in 1902; went with the Cleveland Trust Co., and after a few months, became asst. sec’y and treas.; in 1906, elected treas. of the Cleveland Trust Co.; veteran member of Troop A; Republican; member Hermit, University, and Union Clubs, and the Chamber of...

Biographical Sketch of H. S. Odbert

Odbert, H. S.; coal business; born, Youngstown, O., Aug. 18, 1875; first business experience, Akron, O., in the retail coal concern of Odbert & Roseman, 1889; with the Starret Bros. Construction Interests, 1892-1898; with the exception of 1893, which year was spent in the coal mines of his father; 1898, to date has been affiliated with The H. S. Odbert Coal Co., and various mining interests, with which the firm is concerned; in 1910, upon the death of his father, was elected pres. of the company; member Chamber of Commerce, Athletic, Keswick Golf, and Automobile...

Zelten, Walter Jr. – Obituary

Walt was born in Akron, OH on Feb. 5, 1930 to Bessie and Walt Zelten Sr. and passed away on May 26, 1997. Along with his family at age 12, he moved to the Tacoma area in the summer of 1942. He completed his elementary education in Akron, and attended Gault Jr. High and Lincoln High School here in Tacoma. After school, he was stationed in Korea with the Army during that war. He was a lifetime member with the Ray C. Roberts VFW Post #969. Contributed by: Shelli...
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