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Biography of Walter G. Tyzzer, M.D.

Dr. Walter G. Tyzzer, a physician and surgeon of St. Louis, was born in Wakefield, Massachusetts, August 8, 1863. His father, the late George It. Tyzzer, a native of England, came to America in 1846 with his parents, Josiah and Mary Ann (Roberts) Tyzzer, who settled in Wakefield, Massachusetts, where George R. Tyzzer was reared and educated. In the latter part of his life he engaged in carriage manufacturing and passed away in Wakefield, February 4, 1904, when seventy-one years of age, his birth having occurred in Cornwall, England, December 18, 1832. In early manhood he wedded Matilda J. Edwards, who was also born in England, a daughter of John and Johanna (Mayne) Edwards, both now deceased. Her mother came to America from Cornwall, England, in 1846, the family settling in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The parents of Dr. Tyzzer were married in Wakefield and to them were born five children, three sons and two daughters, all of whom are yet living, namely: George A., who is a school teacher of Boston, Massachusetts; Isabel M., the wife of A. Fremont Oliver, living at Wakefield; Walter G., of this review; Jennie R., the wife of Martin L. Cunningham, likewise living at Wakefield; and Dr. Ernest E. Tyzzer, a prominent physician who is now a professor in the Harvard Medical School. At the usual age Walter G. Tyzzer became a pupil in the public schools of his native city and later attended the Will Mayfield College at Marble Hill, Missouri, where he was graduated in 1899 with the Bachelor of Science degree. He next entered the Barnes Medical College of St. Louis and...

Biography of James Le Grand, M. D.

JAMES LE GRAND, M. D. In a comprehensive work of this kind, dealing with industrial pursuits, sciences, arts and professions, it is only fit and right that that profession on which, in some period or other of our lives (the medical profession) we are all more or less dependent, should be noticed. It is the prerogative of the physician to relieve or alleviate the ailments to which suffering humanity is heir, and as such he deserves the most grateful consideration of all. A prominent physician, who, by his own ability, has attained distinction in his profession, is Dr. James Le Grand, who was born in Dubois County, Indiana, December 26, 1843, the elder of two children born to John and Sophia (Hanks) Le Grand, the former of whom was born in the Old North State, but who, at an early day, became a resident of Indiana, in which State he married and made his home until 1848. He was the father of eight children by his first wife, whom he lost in the State in which he married her, and he afterward married the widow of Dillon Lynch, who bore him six children. He then wedded Miss Hanks, and by her became the father of two children; James and his sister Rebecca, who is deceased, making in all sixteen children born to him. John Le Grand removed to Missouri during the boyhood of his son James and made his home in St. Francois and Bollinger Counties, dying in the latter about 1872, having always been a prominent member of the Republican party. He held a number of official positions...

Biography of Camden L. Bloom

C. L. Bloom. One of the most picturesque careers in the mid-continent oil and gas fields has been that of Camden L. Bloom of Independence. By an unusual capacity for hard labor and by a foresight seasoned by long and active experience he made one large fortune, which was swept away in the panic of 1907. With a few dollars realized by mortgaging his home, he made a new start, and today his operations and holdings would constitute another modest fortune at least. His life began in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, March 14, 1868. His people, the Blooms, came from Germany to Pennsylvania about the time of the Revolution. His father was A. W. Bloom, who was long and prominently known in Kansas and died at Independence August 24, 1909. He was born in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, in 1837, and in that state he followed farming, though his chief business for a number of years centered in the rafting of extensive quantities of hemlock and white pine down the Susquehanna River. In 1877 he moved his family to Fulton County, Indiana, and three years later to Bollinger County, Missouri. In 1884 he made his next step toward the West, settling in Linn County, Kansas, and thereafter confining his attention entirely to farming. From Linn County he moved to Miami County, Kansas, and from there to Independence, where he lived retired until his death. He was a democrat in politics. A. W. Bloom married Rebecca MacCracken, who was born in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, in 1843, and is now living in Independence in the home her son has provided. Their children were:...

Biography of Orvis Milton Bloom

Orvis Milton Bloom, one of the well known oil producers living at Independence, Kansas, has been closely identified with the oil districts of the southwest for over twenty years. He was born in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, February 9, 1873, a son of A. W. and Rebecca (MacCracken) Bloom. His mother is now living at Independence. Mr. Bloom was one of a large family of children, and his brother, C. L. Bloom, has been one of the most successful oil operators in the southwest. When O. M. Bloom was five years of age his parents moved to Fulton County, Indiana, and he attended his first schools there. Later they located in Bollinger County in Southeastern Missouri, and he continued his education in the schools there, and after 1885 was a student in the public schools of Linn County, Kansas, where his parents located. He spent the first sixteen years of his life on his father’s farms. In the fall of 1888 Mr. Bloom went west to California, and at Red Bluff became foreman on a ranch that was known as the Walsh Ranch. He remained there 2½ years, then spent one winter in running a traction engine, and continued farming on the coast until March 14, 1894. At that date he returned to Miami County, Kansas, and has since been active in the oil fields. He has been through all the grades of service, beginning as tool dresser and rising to contractor. His work has taken him into the Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas fields, and he is a producer of both oil and gas. Mr. Bloom and his family...

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