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Biography of Levi Livermore Tucker

Levi Livermore Tucker, late superintendent and president of the Kansas Wesleyan Business College of Salina, devoted practically his entire life to the training of young men and women for business. Fully forty years were given to that profession, and few men accomplished a more satisfying aggregate of results in this field than Professor Tucker. He was of New England birth and ancestry. The farm in Orange County, Vermont, where he was born December 10, 1853, was also the birthplace of his father, Levi Livermore Tucker, Sr., and the house that thus served as a birthplace to these two generations was also the birthplace of Professor Tucker’s oldest living child. Mr. Tucker’s mother was Betty Putnam Carleton, also a native of Vermont. His early education Mr. Tucker acquired in the Vermont Conference Seminary at Newbury, where he was graduated with the class of 1874 at the age of twenty-one. He afterwards took a two years’ course in the Troy Rosiness College of Troy, New York, and for one year taught in the Troy Conference Business College at Courtney, Vermont. Following that came three years spent as principal of the Schofield Business College of Providence, Rhode Island. For fourteen years Mr. Tucker was principal of the New Jersey Business College at Newark, then for one year had charge of the office of a leather factory at Newark, and for ten years was professor of the commercial branches in Mount Union College of Alliance, Ohio. After two years at Tharp University in Louisville, Kentucky, Mr. Tucker was called in 1913 to become president of the Kansas Wesleyan Business College at Salina. Here...

Biographical Sketch of Curtis L. Harris

Curtis L. Harris has been a practicing attorney at El Dorado for the past thirty years and during that time had been identified with the business and political movements which have made Butler County prominent. Mr. Harris was reared near Alliance, Ohio. at which place he attended school and was graduated in 1883 from Mount Union Gollege. He began the study of law in the office of Hon. David Fording at Alliance, and was admitted to practice in Butler County, Kansas, in 1887, after completing the then usual course in the law office of Judge C. A. Leland, with whom he afterward formed the partnership which continued for eighteen years. In 1910 Mr. Harris was elected, on the republican ticket, to the State Senate from the Twenty-fifth District. Since the termination of his term of office he had given his entire attention to the practice of law. During his residence in El Dorado he had taken an active part in public affairs, serving as chairman of the County Republican Committee and as member of the City Council and School and Library boards. In 1885 Mr. Harris was married to Miss Mary L. Miller, of North Benton. Ohio. They have one daughter, now Mrs. Frank W. Robison, of Towanda, Kansas. Mr. Harris’ success had been that which comes from adhering to ideals, close attention to business and hard...

Biography of Amasa B. Campbell

The rapid development of all material resources during the closing years of the nineteenth century has brought business enterprises up from the day of small things to gigantic proportions, where millions of dollars take the place of hundreds and where men are required to handle millions as coolly, as carefully and as successfully as their grandfathers handled hundreds. All the history of the world shows that to grapple with all new conditions, to fill breaches in all great crises men have been developed and have stood ready to assume new and great responsibilities and have discharged them well and profitably. Many youths now taking their first lessons in practical business will work up gradually from one responsibility to one higher, and then to still higher ones, as did Amasa B. Campbell, Idaho’s great mining magnate, and will be, as he was, the right man for the place, when, in the march of advancement, the place is ready and they are needed in it. Amasa B. Campbell is a son of John and Rebecca (Snodgrass) Campbell, and was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, April 6, 1845. His father, a native of Pennsylvania, died in Illinois in 1845, aged forty-five years, and his mother, whose life began and ended in Ohio, died in 1892, at the age of eighty-six. Mr. Campbell’s boy-hood was passed in his native county, where he attended public school until he was seventeen years old. Then he went to Alliance, Ohio, where he entered the employ of the firm of Pettit & Nixon, commission merchants, as a clerk. There he remained five years, gaining a thorough and...

Biographical Sketch of Milton Freshwater

Freshwater, Milton; paving contractor; born, West Virginia, Sept. 11, 1877; son of E. A. and Clarenda Campbell Freshwater; educated in commercial course at Morgantown, W. Va.; married, Johnstown, Pa., Dec. 31, 1907, Miss C. B. Williams; two children; has worked at the street-paving business since 1893; completing street paving in the following places; Johnstown and Freeport, Pa., Chester, W. Va., Alliance, Richwood, Ada and Cleveland, Ohio; since April, 1909; the paving contracts are man-aged by three members of the firm, while Mr. E. A. Freshwater takes no part in this branch of the business; the firm consists of E. A. Freshwater, Philip, Elmer and Milton Freshwater, sons of E. A.; the firm has offices in Morgantown, W. Va., and...

Biography of Henry H. Miller, M. D.

Henry H. Miller, M. D. Although the well directed labor of Dr. Henry H. Miller belongs to the past rather than present of Rossville, innumerable evidences abound of his sojourn in the community, and particularly of his diligence in proteeting and preserving the health and sanitation of his adopted place. For forty-four years he was a prominent resident of Rossville, and during that time won his way into the confidence and respect of the people not alone as a medical adviser and kind friend, but as a contributor to all that made for their welfare and a supporter of the things that combined to advance religion, education and high citizenship. Doctor Miller was born in Ashtabula County, Ohio, May 4, 1850, the sixth son of Rev. John and Sarah (Shaffer) Miller, natives of New York and Switzerland, respectively. Rev. John Miller was a Methodist minister and circuit rider, moving from one small congregation to another and administering the gospel over a wide stretch of territory, in addition to which he carried on farming. He gave his children better educational advantages than were usual in those days. Henry H. was sent to college to complete his training for the profession which he had decided upon as his life work. He first attended the common schools of Alliance, Ohio, and after teaching school for several years, entered Mount Union College, after leaving which he went to the University of Pennsylvania. There he worked his way partly through college and secured his coveted degree of Doctor of Medicine. His older brothers had, in the meantime, come to Kansas, and immediately after his...

Biography of Edward Buckman

Edward Buckman. A few years ago Edward Buckman retired from his farm in Shawnee County, where he had spent the most profitable years of his life, and is now living retired at his home 1516 Guthrie Street in Topeka. The Buckman family has played a very worthy part in developing the lands of Kansas since pioneer times, and Mr. Edward Buckman has also found opportunity at different times to exercise his influence for good in local affairs. He was born on a farm in Columbiana County, Ohio, June 26, 1853, one of the four children born to Thomas and Susan (Howell) Buckman, both of whom were natives of Pennsylvania. Of these four children the two now living are Edward and his sister Mercy, Mrs. W. H. Coultis of Topeka. In 1869 Thomas Buckman and his family and also his brother A. Harding Buckman brought their families out to Kansas, locating on adjoining farms in Shawnee County. Thomas Buckman and family for three years lived on seventeen acres on West Sixth Street in Topeka, and in 1872 moved out to the land which in the meantime he had broken up with teams of oxen and horses, and thereafter he gave all his time and energy to the improvement and cultivation of this place. The life and character of the late Thomas Buckman were such that they deserve more than passing mention in any history of Kansas: Politically he was a whig and afterwards an equally active republican. Back in Ohio he held some offices in the city of Alliance, and after coming to Shawnee County he was sent to represent...

Biographical Sketch of Joseph Bomgardner

Bomgardner, Joseph; mfr.; born, Wilmot, O., 1855; son of B. F. and Harriet Putnam Bomgardner; educated, grade school, Winfield, O., Commercial School, Painesville, O., Literary Course Mount Union College, Alliance, O.; married, Winfield, O., Oct. 24, 1878, Kizzie Olis; 4 children; no military record, and takes very little interest in politics; worked on his fathers’ farm until he was 21; salesman on the road for 30 years; in the meantime, in-vented a number of patent articles and is now engaged in the manufacture of a number of them; namely, elevators, invalid chairs, and beds, etc.; member advisory board, Colonial Savings & Loan Co.; member Chamber of Industry. Recreation:...

Biographical Sketch of Matthew B. Excell

Excell, Matthew B.; attorney; born, July 13, 1869, Jackson, Mich.; son of John Wesley and Emily Tayler Excell; educated, Cleveland public schools and Central High School, graduated Mt. Union College, 1888, Ph. B., 1891; married, Oct. 3, 1894, Maud M. Amerman of Alliance, O.; one son, Allen J., born May 14, 1896; while at college wrote for the Alliance Leader, later became its editor; in 1892, was elected mayor of Alliance; studied law, was admitted to the bar, and came to Cleveland in 1894; asst. director of law for the city, 1899-1901; Democrat; has served as pres. of the Board of Public Safety; member Euclid Ave. Methodist Church; member of its Mens’ Club; member Athletic, Whist and Crank and Sociology Clubs, and the Chamber of Commerce, Cuyahoga County and Ohio State Bar...

Biographical Sketch of Harrison W. Ewing

Ewing, Harrison W.; attorney-at-law; born, Milton, Mahoning County, O., July 26, 1874; son of Harrison J. and M. Patterson Ewing; educated, Cleveland Central High School, 1892, Adelbert College, 1893 and 1894, special St. Louis Law School, Washington University, 1896, Law School, Western Reserve University, 1897-1899, LL. B., 1899; married, Cleveland, June 27, 1903, Elmyra C. Lucas; one daughter, Marjorie Gaile Ewing, born June, 1905; admitted to the bar, June, 1899; law firm H. J. & H. W. Ewing, 1899-1903; Ewing, Neiding & Kramer, 1905-1909; Ewing, Kramer & Counts, 1909-1912; Dawley, Ewing, Counts & Terrell, 1912 to date; director Hanna Moving & Storage Co.; member Cleveland Bar Ass’n; B. P. O. Elks, past exalted ruler Cleveland Lodge, 1904; Knights Pythias, Biglow Lodge, F. & A. M., Thatcher Chapter, R. A. M.; member Ranney Chapter Phi Delta Phi Law Fraternity; member Lakewood Yacht Club. Recreations: Hunting and...

Biographical Sketch of Henry Payne McIntosh

McIntosh, Henry Payne; banker; born, Cleveland, Oct. 27, 1846; son of Alexander and Agnes Nicol McIntosh; educated, Cleveland public schools; married, Jan. 19, 1871, Olive Manfull; issue, three sons and three daughters: 1860 to 1868, employ of the Cleveland & Erie R. R. Co., in telegraph department; chief operator at time of resignation; 1868, bookkeeper for E. Teeters & Sons, hankers. Alliance. O.; also with Alliance & Lake Erie R. R. Co., as sec’y, spending about twelve years in Alliance; 1876, returned to Cleveland. to assume charge of the business interests of Hon. Henry B. Payne; 1901, resigned, to become pres. of The Guardian Savings & Trust Co.; pres. of the following. Cleveland & Eastern Traction Co.. Cleveland, Youngstown & Eastern R. R. Co., Vulcan Steamship Co.. treas. Standard Tool Co., Standard Welding Co.; director Cleveland Railway Co., Buffalo Steamship Co.; chairman of the board of directors, Chicago. Lake Shore & South Bend R. R. Co., First National Bank. Hydraulic Pressed Steel Co., International Banking Corporation of New York; member Al Koran Temple, N. M. S., Iris Lodge No. 229, F. & A. M., Cleveland Chapter No. 148, R. A. M., Holyrood Commandery, No. 32, of which he is Past Em. Commander; also Past Rt. Em. Grand Commander of the State of Ohio; Elidah Lodge of Perfection, Bahurim Council P. J., Ariel Chapter, Rose Croix, H. R. D. M., Lake Erie Consistory, S. P. R. S.; 32nd°, Supreme Council Sovereign Grand Inspectors, General, 33rd and last degree of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the U. S. of America; member Athletic, Country, Euclid, East End Tennis, and Union...
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