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Biographical Sketch of Darius E. Ward

(See Ward and Oolootsa) -Darius Edwin, son of James and Esther Susan (Hoyt) Ward was born on Beatties Prairie, Delaware District, November 23, 1854. Educated in Nazareth Hall, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Married at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania November 20, 1875 Sarah Caroline, daughter of Mrs. John Ritter, born September 27, 1857 in Bucks County, Penn. She died February 29, 1896. They were the parents of Minnie Esther, born September 2, 1876, married Boone Forst Cray; Jay Herbert, born February 10, 1879, James Darius, born October 20, 1880, Hindman Hoyt, born December 14, 1885 and died June 13, 1906; Sidney Rueds, born January 19, 1888; Gertrude Irene, born July 31, 1889; Ruth Edna born June 22, 1893; Sarah Ruby, born February 3, 1896. Mr. Ward married August 9, 1897 Mary Murphy nee Hester, born July 1, 1870 in Davidson County, Tennessee. They were the parents of Martha Ann born Nov. 14, 1898. Mr. Ward is a cabinet maker. He belongs to the Holly clan and his Cherokee name is Keetoo-wha-gi. Is P. S. R. of Knights of Pythias, a member of the Moravian Church, was Secretary of the “Old Settlers” Commissioner, elected a member of the Cherokee Board of Education November 15, 1900 having previously been the Inspector of the building of the Female Seminary on the part of the Nation. Was County Commissioner of Cherokee County...

Biography of Edwin C. Ernst, M. D.

Dr. Edwin C. Ernst, a Roentgenologist of St. Louis, was born in this city June 26, 1885. His father, the late Charles W. Ernst, was a native of Germany but came to America with his parents in 1856, when but twelve years of age. The grandfather, William Ernst, settled in St. Louis, where he continued to spend his remaining days, and his son, Charles W. Ernst, was here reared and educated. In early life he became a wood carver and later engaged in the real estate business, which he followed to the time of his death, which occurred in 1909 when he had reached the age of sixty-five years. His wife, Catherine (Koch) Ernst, was a native of Alsace-Lorraine, now a part of France, and came to America when twenty years of age, arriving in 1874, her birth having occurred in 1854. Dr. Ernst, their only child, was educated in the public schools of St. Louis, in the St. Louis University, in Washington University, and in the Moravian College at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He completed a medical course in the Washington University Medical School in 1912 and after winning his M. D. degree served for one year as interne in the St. Louis City Hospital. During the succeeding two years he was resident physician at the St. Louis Mullanphy Hospital and then entered upon private practice. During that period he qualified for the line in which he is now engaged and has since specialized in Roentgen ray work and radiotherapy. He has likewise taken post-graduate courses in eastern hospitals and colleges and is accounted one of the leading Roentgenologists of...

Biography of Alford Jonathan Harwi

Alford Jonathan Harwi was one of the great merchants of Kansas. Beginning as an obscure hardware dealer in Atchison he built up a busines which now stands as a monument to his energy and foresight, the A. J. Harwi Hardware Company being one of the leading wholesale concerns of the Missouri Valley. Life extended to him only the opportunities which it extends to every one. It was his own personal character, his enterprise, and a vigorous and resourceful mind which enabled him to seize and develop possibilities into realities of a large and imposing character. While he would be mentioned prominently among any group of successful Kansas merchants, it was not alone for his material achievements that he is remembered and honored. He put character into his business, and it was the flowering of his character that earued him such wide esteem. His birth occurred at Ritterville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, January 21, 1847, and he died at Atchison September 5, 1910, at the comparatively early age of sixty-three. His parents were Michael and Lucretia Harwi. Michael Harwi for many years followed the trade of carpanter. He was engaged in some of the heavy construction required in the building of canal locks when canals were still the principal means of transportation in the eastern states. He had a farm also, and for a few years before his death was engaged in the quarrying and contracting of slate materials, He and his wife were the parents of four sons, Alfred J. being the oldest, and one daughter who died in Pennsylvania in childhood. One of the sons, also died young. The...

Biographical Sketch of Albert Harlow Bates

Bates, Albert Harlow; patent lawyer; born, Cincinnati, O., Jan. 24, 1869; son of Cyrus S. and Lavena S. Bates; educated, Kenyon Military Academy, Gambier, O.; Brooks Military Academy, Cleveland; Lehigh University; graduated, 1889, Mechanical Engineer, Ohio State University; graduated, 1892, LL. B.; married, Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 11, 1904, Kathleen Jones; two daughters, Margaret and Elizabeth; one son, Darwin Bates; in 1892-3, in legal dept. of The Brush Electric Co., Cleveland; 1893-96, with Robert H. Parkinson, patent lawyer, Chicago, Ill.; 1897-1905, member the firm of Thurston & Bates, patent lawyers, Cleveland; 1906-9, member firm of Bates, Fonts & Hull, patent lawyers, Cleveland; 1906 to the present time, practicing attorney under the name of Albert H. Bates; member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and Cleveland Engineering Society, Chamber of Commerce and Psi Upsilon Fraternity; member Athletic, Shaker Heights Country and Cleveland Automobile Clubs. Recreations: Fishing and...

Biographical Sketch of Frederick Albert Coleman

Coleman, Frederick Albert; pres. the J. D. Smith Foundry Supply Co.; born, Ocenta, Wis., Feb. 26, 1869; son of Spencer A. and Mary Hart Coleman; graduated from Lehigh University, 1892, with degree of C. E.; married, Bethlehem, Pa., Sept. 19, 1894, Luicie Abbott; issue, Spencer Albert and Elizabeth Abbott; member American Society of Civil Engineering, Cleveland Engineering Society, Zeta Psi fraternity and University...

Biography of James A. Wendell

To the subject of this sketch more than to any other person, perhaps, is due the fact that the finest plant in the United States for the manufacture of table oil cloth is now located in Rock Island. During a long career as traveling salesman for an eastern manufacturer he was impressed with the advantages of the upper Mississippi valley as a site for a factory, and it was the soundness of his reasoning which impressed the officers of the Standard Oil Cloth Company and led to the location of the present factory on the Father of Waters at Rock Island. The new establishment, it may be added, prospered from the beginning, and bids fair to see substantial developments from time to time. James Augustus Wendell, sales agent for the Rock Island plant of the Standard Oil Cloth Company, and a stockholder of the Company, was born at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, October 23, 1848, the son of Joseph Wendell, a prominent merchant of Bethlehem. In the public schools of his native city, Bethlehem Academy and the Allentown (Pennsylvania) Seminary, he obtained a good general education, and at the age of seventeen entered the employ of a wholesale boot and shoe house at Philadelphia. Starting as errand boy he rose successively to bookkeeper, traveling salesman and junior partner, this last position being reached in 1871. The panic of 1873, however, swept the firm under and our subject became traveling salesman for a wholesale boot and shoe house at Easton, Pennsylvania. In 1877 Mr. Wendell went to New York, where he took a lucrative position as head bookkeeper in an extensive coffee...

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