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Biographical Sketch of J. H. Jones

Jones, J. H.; banker; born, Dundee, O., Aug. 20, 1867; son of A. C. and Annie Russell Jones; common and high school education, and one year at Ohio Northern University; married, Detroit, Mich., 1904, Lottie M. Vemmard Allen; issue, five children; Republican; three years member Public Library Board; never held political office and does not expect to do so; began work with The Iron Valley Bank, at Canal Dover, O., twenty-six years ago; served two years as clerk; one year at The Citizens Bank, at Ada, O., as asst. cashier; for nearly twenty-three years, has been with The Lake Shore Banking & Trust Co., as clerk; promoted to sec’y, then treas. of Company, and treas. and cashier of the St. Clair & Superior St. offices; treas. The Vandalia Gas Co., The Merry Land Co.; treas. and sec’y Houghton Land & Drainage Co.; treas. Sales Corporation Co., and Julier Baking Co.; member Masons, Union, and Athletic Clubs. Recreations: Fishing and...

Biographical Sketch of Edward W. Moore

Moore, Edward W.; capitalist; born at Canal Dover, Ohio, July 1, 1864; son of Philip and Abby Moore; common school education; married Louise Chamberlain, of Cleveland, Oct. 28, 1891; began as office boy, Everett, Weddell & Co., bankers, Cleveland, 1880; clerk cashier’s office, Nickel Plate R. R., 1883-1888; with East End Bank, Cleveland, 1888-1890; one of organizers, 1891, sec’y and treas., 1891-1899, vice pres., 1900-1901, Dime Savings & Banking Co.; resigned; one of the organizers, 1901, Western Reserve Trust Co. (vice pres.); pres. Lake Shore Electric Ry. Co.; member Everett-Moore Syndicate; director in numerous electric and telephone companies in and around Cleveland, Toledo and Detroit; Republican; Presbyterian. Clubs: Union, Athletic, Country, Euclid (Cleveland), Detroit (Detroit), Toledo (Toledo), Metropolitan, Lawyers (New...

Biography of Homer Ward Bomgardner

Homer Ward Bomgardner is one of Topeka’s leading business men, and is also active in civic affairs and a prominent Sunday school worker. Much of his life has been spent in Kansas. He was born at Canal Dover, Ohio, February 1, 1865, a son of Benjamin F. and Mary (Ward) Bomgardner, his father being of Swiss ancestry. Reared in Ohio where he obtained an education in the high schools and academies, in January, 1884, Mr. Bomgardner came to Kansas, locating in Smith County, and for seven years was a teacher in the public schools of this state. During that time he continued his efforts toward securing a better education, and practically all his savings were invested in school attendance. In Kansas he was a student at Gould College at Harlan, but in 1891 removed to Topeka and for about ten years was employed in the auditing department of the Santa Fe Railway Company. A permanent direction to his career was given when he started out on the road, traveling over the Central states selling the Bomgardner lowering device, a device used for lowering the casket from the surface to the bottom of the grave. This device was invented by his brother, Joseph Bomgardner. From 1905 to 1907 Mr. Bomgardner worked as a bookkeeper in the Bank of Topeka, but on the 15th of July, 1907, embarked in the undertaking business, at which he has now been engaged nearly ten years. It was while traveling on the road that he met a large number of undertakers and lecturers on embalming, and it was after much study, practical experience, and a...

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