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Biographical Sketch of Warren Hervey Cowdery

Cowdery, Warren Hervey; mfgr.; born, Perry, O., May 21, 1853; son of Lyman Hervey and Sarah Holmes Cowdery; educated, High School, Painesville, O.; married, Geneva, O., Sept. 19, 1878, Hattie Kelley, two sons and two daughters; at 21 years of age, sec’y The Geneva Tool Co.; organized The Ashtabula Tool Co. in 1880; was sec’y and treas. of the company until 1902, then became 1st vice pres. of The American Fork & Hoe Co.; became pres. of the Company in 1908; pres. The National Handle Co.; trustee Hiram College; Ohio Christian Missionary Society; member Willowick Country...

Biographical Sketch of Robert Ogden Rote

Rote, Robert Ogden; railway engineering; born, Geneva, O., March 22, 1871; son of R. O. and Orra A. Blakeslee Rote; educated, Geneva Normal School, 1889; married, Ashtabula, June 6, 1893, Harriet Louise Lowe; one daughter, Charlotte Louise Hardway; entered service of Michigan Central R. R. in 1889, after three years, came to L. S. & M. S. R. R., and has been with the company since that time; now asst. chief engineer; member The American Railway Engineering Ass’n and The Cleveland Engineering Society; member Cleveland Tennis Club, and Euclid, and Shaker Heights Country...

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