Illinois Burial Customs

The term Illinois Indians as used by some early writers was intended to include the various Algonquian tribes, encountered in the “Illinois country,” in addition to those usually recognized as forming the Illinois confederacy. Thus, in the following quotation from Joutel will be found a reference to the Chahouanous – i. e., Shawnee – as



Biography of David Greiner

DAVID GREINER. – Although the subject of this sketch has not been a resident of this county so long as some, still he is one of the doughty and intrepid pioneers of the adjacent state, having pressed into the unbroken regions of the west in early times, and he has ever wrought for the advancement



Biographical Sketch of Edmund G. Ross

Edmund G. Ross, one of the leaders in favor of a free Kansas, a pioneer editor of Topeka, afterward United States senator to succeed Gen. James H. Lane. He was born at Ashland, Ohio, December 7, 1826; mustered the printer’s trade, spent several years as a journeyman, and was engaged in newspaper work at Milwaukee,



Biography of Columbus M. Hixon

Many articles have appeared in the press of our land on the “corruption in politics.” but, while this may be found to some extent in the largest cities, the majority of our American citizens are too practical and public-spirited to wish to entrust their affairs in unscrupulous hands, and especially in the selection of one



Biography of James R. Strong

James Russell Strong, judge of the probate court of Latah County, was born in Sullivan, Ashland County, Ohio, September 24, 1849. His great-grandfather, Russell Strong, was a resident of Vermont and participated in the events which go to form the early history of the Green Mountain state. His son, Alvah Strong, grandfather of our subject,



Biographical Sketch of Russell Emmett Burdick

Burdick, Russell Emmett; merchant; born, Alfred, N. Y., May 28, 1848; son of Russell W. and Malvina A. (Middaugh) Burdick; educated, Alfred University; married, Ashland County, O., May 24, 1874, Mary H. McCutchen; two daughters and one son; captain commanding Troop A, O. N. G., 1895; capt. 1st Ohio Vol. Cavalry, war with Spain, 1898;



Biographical Sketch of Oriel D. Eshelman

Eshelman, Oriel D.; lawyer; born, Ashland, O.; son of David and Harriett Landis Eshelman; educated, Cleveland and country public schools, West High, German Wallace College and Ohio Northern University, B. S. and LL. B.; admitted to the bar, June, 1909; began practice in Cleveland, August, 1909; not connected with any law firm; director Cleveland Tie



Biographical Sketch of Thomas B. Richards

Richards, Thomas B.; real estate broker; born, Nova, O., Sept. 10, 1869; son of Albert N. and Clarioco Poag Richards; married, Nova, April 3, 1889, Carrie B. Bruce; member Phoenix Lodge, I. O. O. F., No. 233, and Protected Home Circle, No. 32, Lorain, O. Recreation: Bowling.



Biographical Sketch of Benjamin Parmely

Parmely, Benjamin; lawyer; born, Ashland, O., Oct. 9, 1869; son of M. B. and Elizabeth Porter Parmley; early education in the public schools of Dayton; two years in Garfield University, Wichita, Kan., LL. B. University of Michigan, 1892; married, Columbus, O., Nov. 16, 1904, Miss Mary E. Tolford; issue, one daughter, Elizabeth; admitted to the



Biography of J. E. Zimmerman

J. E. Zimmerman. President of the Citizens State Bank of Bronson, Mr. Zimmerman had been a factor in the citizenship of Bourbon County for the past fifteen years, and had been an extensive farmer, stock man and oil producer as well as a banker. He was born in Ashland County, Ohio, October 10, 1873, descended



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