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Biography of William E. Ellington

William E. Ellington is at. the head of one of the leading productive industries at Kansas City as senior partner in the Ellington-McCarthy Motor Company. He was born in Homer, Louisiana, April 11, 1882, a son of William H. and Rebecca (Jordan) Ellington. The father, a native of Georgia, became the owner of a sugar plantation at Homer, Louisiana, and was one of the substantial business men of that locality. His political allegiance was given to the democratic party and his religious faith was that of the Methodist Episcopal church, South. He was a typical gentleman of the old school, courtly, kindly and with a high sense of honor. William E. Ellington attended the public schools of New Orleans and also Ogden College at Bowling Green, Kentucky, from which he was graduated with the Bachelor of Arts degree. He turned his attention to the banking business as a clerk in the Commercial National Bank, one of the oldest banking institutions of Shreveport, Louisiana, and later he went to Dallas, Texas, where he represented the J. I. Case Plow Works, having ten salesmen under his direction at that point. In 1913 he was transferred to the Kansas City branch of the business as sales manager and continued In that position until 1916, when he was made sales manager for the Grant Motor Company of Kansas City. Thus he continued until December, 1917, when he established business on his own account under the name of the Ellington Motor Company, which on the 24th of May, 1920, became the Ellington-McCarthy Motor Company, handling the Gramm-Bernstein trucks, the highest priced trucks on the...

Biography of Benjamin Richmond

Benjamin Richmond is head of the B. Richmond Department Store at 635-637 Osage Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas. One of the leading merchants of this city since 1901, his is a record of success in every way unusual and most creditable. He came to America without capital and at one time worked for very low wages. He comes of a high class and cultured Jewish family. He was born in Russia September 15, 1874, one of the four children still living whose parents were Rev. Moses and Bessie Richmond, who were also natives of Russia. Rev. Moses Richmond was a rabbi in the Jewish faith, was highly educated, and became one of the highest men in his church in England, to which country he removed when Benjamin was a small child. Reverend Richmond was rabbi in Darlington, England, and was appointed by Doctor Alder, the highest rabbi in England. Rev. Mr. Richmond died in 1890 in England. His son David Richmond, now residing in London, is a rabbi and follows his father’s footsteps. Benjamin Richmond had a liberal education largely under the direction of his father, and as a boy he received a diploma qualifying him for the work of rabbi. It was his early ambition to take his father’s place, but he was too young for that, and at the age of seventeen he set out for America to join some relatives. He landed at Boston, spent a short time in New York, and then went South to Georgia, where he worked in a store a few years. Later he removed to Shreveport, Louisiana, and then later went...

Julian, Marland R. “Marv” – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Marland R. “Marv” Julian, 65, of Baker City June 28, 2002, at his home. His memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 2177 First St. He was born Aug. 7, 1936, in Springdale, Ark. He was a son of Clyde Julian and Rhetta Grace “Mulkey” Julian. He attended high school at Shreveport, La. He entered the U.S. Air Force and was a weather officer from 1954 to 1958. He was based at Goose Bay, Labrador. After his discharge from the service, he worked in restaurants at Buffalo, N.Y., and Madison, Wis., learning Danish and German cooking. He then took a position opening up restaurants in the new Holiday Inn chain, which took him to Hollywood and eventually into Portland where he became chef of The Mayfair House and Jenos for many years. “Marv” was chef at the Baker Hotel in its heyday in the ’60s. He managed the Longview, Wash., Elks Club in the 1970s before returning to Baker City in the early 1980s where he opened a restaurant equipment and janitorial supply business. He traveled to Eastern Oregon and Southern Idaho communities from Pocatello, Idaho, to Hood River. He loved selling almost as much as he loved cooking for people. He was a member of Baker Elks Lodge, No. 338, and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lois Julian; parents Clyde and Rhetta Julian; and his brothers Don Julian and Melvin Julian. Survivors include his wife, Aletha Bonebrake Julian of Baker City; brothers,...

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