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Biographical Sketch of Frank Wellington Luce, D. D.

Luce, Frank Wellington, D. D.; minister (Methodist Episcopal); born, Iowa, March 24, 1858; son of Israel and Almira Denison Luce; educated, public schools, Anamosa, Ia., Cornell College. Mt. Vernon, Ia., D. D., degree from Upper Iowa University, at Fayette, Ia.; married, Anamosa, Ia., Aug. 11, 1878, Mary E. Snyder; two daughters, Mrs. A. C. Hartman, and Miss Lillian A. Luce; was licensed to preach when 19 years old; first pastorate at 22; began as Home Missionary on the frontier of Iowa; pastor of the following churches: Clear Lake, Hampton, Marion, Davenport and Cedar Falls, Ia.; Maple Ave. Church, St. Louis, Mo.; First Church, Akron, O., and for five years pastor of the First Methodist Church, Cleveland; lecturer and platform speaker on religious and educational subjects; member Northeastern Ohio Conference of The Methodist Episcopal Church, and The American Ass’n for the Advancement of Science; member Free and Accepted Masons, and Chamber of...

Biographical Sketch of John C. Heald

Heald, John C.; attorney-at-law; born, Anamosa, Ia., 1865; son of Eli and Lydia A. Williamson Heald; educated, Silver Ridge College, Silver Ridge, Neb.; married, Cleveland, 1902, Amanda E. Kick; one daughter; was prosecuting attorney of Wheeler county, Neb., and police judge at Greeley Center, Neb.; Republican candidate for nomination for Congress from 20th Ohio District, in 1912; member of law firm of David & Heald, doing all the court work for the firm, as well as for several other firms and attorneys; also represent some large corporations; member Loyal Order of Moose, and Modern Woodmen of America; can trace his ancestry to Robert Morris, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, the first Heald, of whom he is a descendant, settled in Philadelphia with the William Penn Colony. Recreation:...

Biography of William McConochie

A man who both as a public official and as a prominent citizen has been an important factor in moulding Rock Island’s municipal history is William McConochie. The son of John and Annie (Campbell) McConochie, he was born at Gatehouse, a little village on the southwest coast of Scotland, January 11, 1847. His father’s ancestors had lived in that part of Scotland since the days of Wallace and Bruce. His mother’s family were Highlanders, and were of the house of Argyle. The elder McConochies, with their family, emigrated to America in the spring of 1853. Coming westward they settled at Joliet, Illinois, where on August 11th, but a few brief weeks after locating in their newly adopted home, the father died from the effects of a sunstroke, leaving his wife and little ones alone among a strange people and in a strange land. On exactly the same date (August 11th) twenty years later, his wife followed him to the grave. Both are interred at Joliet. William McConochie attended the public schools of Joliet and the Scotch lad was an apt and proficient pupil. During the winter of 1861-1862, when the South had seceded from the Union, when both sides were active in their preparation for the death struggle; when the martial spirit prevailed and predominated above all else, when the sound of fife and drum were heard throughout the length and breadth of the land; when youth, rugged manhood and old age vied with each other in their efforts to join those rapidly swelling ranks that were so soon to meet in desperate conflict, the fire of patriotism, fanned...

Biography of Henry H. Northup

Henry H. Northup, of Portland, was born in Berkshire, Massachusetts, February 27, 1839. His father was a farmer as were his ancestors for several generations. He attended the public schools, and when of sufficient age, which in those days was nine or ten years, was kept at home during the summer to assist in the work upon the farm. When he had reached the age of twelve years his father died, leaving, with slender property, a widow and three children of whom the subject of this sketch was the only son. From that time commenced a struggle for existence. His mother, a courageous and capable woman, descended from the Wilmarths, wished her son to follow some other vocation than that pursued by his father, and to this end was desirous that he should attend school and be educated. In this desire the boy shared. At the age of fourteen, that being before the era of public schools, he was sent to the Academy located in the town of Lenox, Berkshire, then the shire town of the county, remaining two years. By working outside of school hours he paid for his board, while his mother, by her efforts supplied his other needs. It was while attending this school he first formed the idea of following the law for a profession, never communicating the thought, however, as it was the wish of his mother that he should become a physician. At the age of sixteen he commenced to teach, and for the next three years, he, in this way, provided, in the main, means for his own support and at the...

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