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Biographical Sketch of John J. Thomas

Thomas, John J.; physician; born, Cleveland, Nov. 18, 1868; son of Isaac and Mary J. Richards Thomas; educated, Cleveland public schools; degrees of A. B. and A. M., Adelbert College, W. R. U.; M. D. degree, Medical Dept., W. R. U.; post graduate, Frankfort and Strassburg, Germany, and Vienna, Austria; married, Washington, D. C., June 6, 1900; one son, born Aug. 7, 1907; member Cleveland Board of Health, 1911-1912-1913; associate in obstetrics, W. R. IT., Medical Dept.; visiting pediatrist, Cleveland City Hospital; visiting obstetrician and pediatrist, St. Ann’s Maternity Hospital and Infant Asylum; consulting obstetrician, Maternity Hospital; physician for University School; visiting physician, Infants’ Rest; sec’y medical staff of the Babies’ Hospital; sec’y and treas. of The Cleveland Milk Commission; also of Cleveland Medical Society, Ohio Hospital Society, American Medical Ass’n, National Association of Medical Milk Commissioners; member Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, and Cleveland Chamber of...

Biography of Charles Adolph Alisky

Charles Adolph Alisky was born near Frankfort-on-the-Main, Germany, October 6, 1840, and is a descendant of an old and highly honorable German family which for several generations has resided at or in the immediate vicinity of the place of his nativity. His father, William Alisky, was a native of Mayence, and early in life exhibited rare musical talent, at the age of seven years playing a flute solo at a concert in Mayence. His genius for music attracted the attention of the Grand Duke of Hessia under whose protection he was sent to the Conservatory of Music at Paris. Here he became a classmate and intimate friend of Richard Wagner, the celebrated composer, and Karl Maria Von Weber, who at that time were pursuing their musical studies at Paris. After completing his musical education at Paris he became musical director of the Theatre at Darmstadt at that time one of the largest and finest in Germany. While thus engaged and giving promise of a brilliant future in music, the Grand Duke of Hessia died. With the death of his protector and. benefactor, his professional career came to an end and he was obliged to seek new means of gaining employment. He thereupon embarked in the music printing business, which he carried on only for a brief time, when he sold out and established a summer resort at Bergen, near Frankfort-on-the-Main-known as Bellevue-a place celebrated for the beauty of its scenery. The latter venture was in advance of the demands of the times and was not particularly successful. He continued in this line of work but a short time when...

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