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Biographical Sketch of James W. Conger

Conger, James W.; merchant and mfr.; born, Washington County, Pa., Aug. 6, 1845; son of Wm. Henry Harrison and Martha Auld Conger; country school education and business college, (Columbus, O.); married, Columbus, O., 1869, Anna M. Higgins; issue, one daughter and two sons (one deceased); served three years, ten months, in Civil War (43d O. V. I.); never absent from regiment; presidential elector 1896, delegate Republican National convention, 1912, but declined to serve; delegate to Progressive National convention 1912, being on committee to notify Theodore Roosevelt of his nomination; elector-at-large, heading state Progressive ticket, same year; vice pres. and treas. Auld & Conger Co.; pres. and treas. Aulcon Bldg. Co.; director American Sea Green Slate Co.; vice pres. and treas. Bangor Bldg. Co.; vice pres. Greenleaf Realty Co.; trustee Cleveland Pulte Medical College and Calvary Presbyterian Church; member Colonial and Cleveland Athletic Clubs; G. A....

Biographical Sketch of Oliver N. Chamberlain

Chamberlain, Oliver N.; architect; born, Portsmouth, O., Oct. 10, 1882; son of Irwin and Mary J. Finy Chamberlain; educated, common schools, Portsmouth, O., and private instructor at Columbus, O.; married, Sandusky, July 22, 1905, Carrie Iona Richards; one child; ten years work at practical construction work; two years in the general contracting business, in Cleveland; six years a practicing architect, in Cleveland, doing a general line of work; member Lakewood Chamber of Commerce. Recreations: Baseball and...

Biographical Sketch of Wilbur Dunham

Dunham, Wilbur; real estate development; born, Columbus, O., Jan. 30, 1885; son of John M. and T. Anna Cross Dunham; educated, Taft School, Watertown, Conn.; Andover Academy, Andover, Mass.; Yale University, New Haven, Conn.; married, Columbus, O., Oct. 17, 1906, Marian M. Hobart: two daughters, Ann Elizabeth, born 1909, and Aileen, born 1913; real estate allotment and building development business since leaving college in 1904, in Columbus, O., and New York City, and Cleveland since. 1912; pres. The Wilbur Dunham Co., The Continental Realty Co; director The House Building & Investment Co.; member Delta Phi Fraternity, Yale and P. A. E. Society, Andover Academy; member Union, Athletic, and Roadside Clubs. Recreation:...

Biographical Sketch of B. M. Duncan

Duncan, B. M.; attorney; born, Millersburg, O., June 30, 1879; son of John and Isabel Jameson Duncan; educated, St. Laurence University and Ohio State University, law course; member of firm Howell, Roberts & Duncan; member Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Delta Phi (Law) and Phi Beta Kappa...

Biographical Sketch of Edward Walter Cunningham

Cunningham, Edward Walter; civil engineer; born, Allegheny, Pa., March 14, 1872; son of Robert H. and Virginia R. Loy Cunningham; educated, public schools and Ohio State University (civil engineer, class 1894); married, Ripley, W. Va., Oct. 10, 1900, Daisy R. Robinson; issue, Odell Virginia; structural draftsman to 1895; construction supt. 1895-1898; junior engineer, corps of engineers, U. S. army, April, 1898, to November, 1899; supt. construction to 1900; structural and bridge engineer 1900 to 1904; asst. engineer, American Bridge Co. 1904 to 1907; with Vorce Engineering Co. to 1909; asst. engineer Osborn Engineering Co. to 1912; asst. inspector of buildings, city of Cleveland, January, 1912, to date; pres. Edgewater Tennis Club Co.; member American Society of Civil Engineers; Phi Gamma Delta; Edgewater Tennis and Singers’ Clubs;...

Biographical Sketch of Michael A. Fanning

Fanning, Michael A.; construction work; born, Cleveland, Aug. 26, 1857; son of Michael Fanning, Sr.; common school education at St. Patrick’s Parish School, but graduated from The University of the Printing Office; in 1885, married Miss Octavia Dix, of New Orleans; issue, two daughters and one son; early business life spent in newspaper work in St. Louis, Mo., Columbus, O., and political correspondent for a number of western papers; came back to Cleveland, and in 1899, made sec’y of the Municipal Ass’n; in 1900, state agt. for the Barber Asphalt Co., and later took agencies of Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri; organizer and pres. of the Cleveland Short Line R. R. Co.; this enterprise was adopted by the New York Central R. R. Co., and has been of the greatest value to the shipping interests of the city; in 1903, organized and became pres. of the Forest City Street R. R. Co., which, through the efforts of the late Mayor Tom L. Johnson, gave 3-cent fare to the city; in the paving business for a number of years; trustee Goodrich Social Settlement House; member Benevolent Committee of the Chamber of Commerce; director the Associated Charities; organizer and first pres. Catholic Federation of Cleveland, and one of the organizers and director of The National Catholic Extension...

Biographical Sketch of William Oscar Haldy

Haldy, William Oscar; dentist; born, Cleveland, April 19, 1875; son of Frederick L. and Anna (Buschman) Haldy; D.D. S., Western Reserve University, 1S96; married, Columbus, Oct. 2, 1902, Emogene L. Peters; issue, one son and one daughter; served in Spanish-American War as quartermaster-sergeant, Battery A, 1st 0. V. A.; member Troop A, Cleveland, 13 years; pres. W. R. U. Dental Alumni Ass’n, 1899-1912; member Psi Omega (dental), United Spanish War Veterans, Veteran Ass ‘n, Troop A, K. of P., Rotary, Cleveland Athletic, and Highland Park Golf Clubs, National Dental Assn, National Dental Protective Ass’n. Recreations: Golf and...

Biographical Sketch of Tracy W. Guthrie

Guthrie, Tracy W.; manufacturer; born, Chicago, Ill., Feb. 2, 1866; son of Julius C. and Emily A. Tracy Guthrie; educated in Chicago public schools, Chickering Institute, Cincinnati, public schools in Detroit, Mich., and Elmira, N. Y.; married, New Rochelle, N. Y., Feb. 8, 1910, Settal Horn; pres. Continental Coal Co., Columbus, O., 1903-1904; pres. Republic Iron & Steel Co., Pittsburgh, 1905-1911; sec’y and gen’l mgr. Standard Welding Co., Cleveland, to date; member Loyal Legion, Union and Country...

Biographical Sketch of Frank M. Grant

Grant, Frank M.; electrical contractor; born, Clinton, Ia., Sept. 24, 1868; son of William B. and Sue M. Ball Grant; common country school and two years in High School, Frederickstown, O.; married, Frederickstown, O., July 6, 1892, Cora J. Young; two children, Raymund and Lucille; one of the drafters of the present City Electrical Code; came to Ohio when five years old; spent first twenty years on a farm; five years as teacher of common schools; one year as freight clerk in R. R. office at Columbus, O.; also traveling shoe salesman one year for Columbus shoe house; two years with Citizens Telephone Co., Columbus; then in the employ of Erner-Hopkins, electrical construction, Sept. 8, 1901, came to Cleveland and entered the employ of J. A. Erner, as wireman; formed partnership with W. C. Harrington, Jan. 2, 1907, under the firm name of Harrington & Grant; sec’y and treas. of the Company; charter member, ex-treas. and past grand Anchor Lodge, No. 908, I. 0. 0. F.; member Modern Woodmen; trustee Cleveland Chapter, Sons of Jove; Builders Exchange, sec’y Cleveland Branch, National Electrical Contractors Ass’n. Recreations: Attending Conventions and Short Hunting...

Biographical Sketch of Edward Lyman Howe

Howe, Edward Lyman; banker; born, Columbus, O., Aug. 14, 1875; son of Brainard Harris and Sarah Augusta Beecher Howe; educated, Cleveland public schools; married, Cleveland, Feb. 25, 1901, Mary Frances Mattison; issue, Sarah, Charles Mattison and Mary Elizabeth; business career, with Hower & Higbee, 1889-1892; Euclid Ave. National Bank, 1892-1897; Cleveland Trust Co., 1897-1901; Prudential Trust Co., 1901-1904; Citizens Savings & Trust Co., 1904-1905; Superior Savings & Trust Co., 1905 to date; treas., vice pres. and director Fuller Canneries Co.; treas. and director Workingmans’ Collateral Loan Co.; treas. and director Jenkins Steamship Co.; trustee Young Men’s Christian Ass’n; member Sons of American Revolution, Athletic and Glen Valley Clubs. Recreation: Outdoor...
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