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Biography of Earl J. Andrews

Andrews, Earl J.; architect and builder; born, Wilmington, O., Nov. 16, 1882; son of William Garner and Rachel Seal Andrews; educated, Marion, Ind., high school and Marion Normal & Science College; married, Canton, O., April 10, 1904, Birdette Wertenberger; learned carpenter’s trade in Cleveland during summer vacations and in 1903 finished trade and took up drawing and de-signing at the same time following practical building work; in 1905 started in business for myself; was the first Cleveland architect to dispense with sub-contractors and employ my own labor and material, thus eliminating annoyance to clients in dealing with a great number of men; have built 60 high grade houses in the neighborhood of Wade Park ranging from $8,000.00 to $30,000.00, in the last six years; high grade homes are my specialty and I make that class of work a study for the comfort of the owners down to the servants. Business blocks, factories and apartments are entirely out of my line. I have never once failed to deliver a home complete upon the specified time; the whole secret of this is the absolute command of all trades during construction; member Chamber of Commerce, Builder’s Exchange, Al Koran Temple Mystic Shrine, Cour De Leon Commandery; member Athletic, Automobile, Country and Manufacturer’s Clubs; recreation, howling in winter months and baseball fan (33rd’), and some golf; my parents were natives of Ohio; my father was raised on a farm; in 1892 he moved to Marion, Ind., and engaged in the hay and grain shipping business; my father retired from business two years ago and bought back his old homestead farm in Clinton Co.;...

Biographical Sketch of William F. Young

Young, William F.; sales mgr.; born, Jonesboro, Ind., July 9, 1862; son of James and Lucinda Bird Young; educated, public schools of Jonesboro and Marion Normal College, married, Jonesboro, Jan. 29, 1887, Phebe C. Adams; issue, two sons; taught school five years in Jonesboro; five years principal of the Gas City, Ind., schools; fifteen years in employ of Brunswick, Balke, Callender Co., first as traveling salesman, then as branch manager; served as township trustee for five years in Mill Township, Grabt County, Ind.; member B. P. O. E., No. 39, Omaha, Neb.; K. of P., No. 7, Omaha; Ben Hur Lodge No. 15, Fort Wayne, Ind.; member Elks...

Biographical Sketch of James Arthur Loughry

Loughry, James Arthur; dentist; born, Johnstown, Pa., Nov. 30, 1881; son of Clark Hawkins and Emma Louise Cooper Loughry; educated, Elyria, O., public school, and graduate of High School, 1899; Ohio State University dental education; received degree of D. D. S., 1904; married, Marion, Ind., Dec. 25, 1906, Edith Johnson; one son, James Richard Loughry; member National Dental Ass’n, Ohio State Dental Society, Northern Ohio Dental Ass’n, and Cleveland Dental Society; member Psi Omega Dental Fraternity, and Euclid...

Biography of Hanmond R. Heal

Hanmond R. Heal is enrolled among the progressive young business men of Coffeyville, where he is secretary and treasurer of the Kansas Oil Refining Company. An Indiana man by birth, be grew up and received his education in that state, and has been a resident of Kansas the past twelve years. In that time he has acquitted himself creditably in every business and civic relation. He comes of an old Pennsylvania family, the Heals having come from England and settled in that state during the colonial days. Mr. Heal was born at Marion, Grant County. Indiana, January 18, 1884. His father William E. Heal, who was born in Indiana in 1856, served as county treasurer of Grant County, and in 1902 moved to Kansas, being connected with the Sunflower Glass Company of Coffeyville for a number of years. Since 1910 his home has been in Washington, D. C., where he is in the government service. He is a standpat republican and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. William E. Heal married Nancy E. Parrill, who was born in Grant County, Indiana, in 1850 and died at Marion in that county in 1905. Her children were: Orion B., who is district manager for the S. H. Kress Company at Chattanooga, Tennessee; Hammond R.; Elva, wife of C. C. Blue, district agent of the Gypsi Oil Company at Cleveland, Oklahoma; and Jessie, wife of C. A. King, who is connected with the Alluwee Oil Company at Coffeyville. Educated in the public schools of Grant County, Indiana, and graduating from the Marion High School in 1903, H. R. Heal after another...

Biography of John Wilson Bogue, Hon.

Hon. John Wilson Bogue. It is not possible for every man to succeed in both business and public life. Each line of endeavor demands certain specific characteristics, and few there are who have so many differentiating ones, or are capable of adapting those which they possess so as to make them eminently fitting for divergent avenues of progress. Conditions in any live community are exacting; they demand much from the citizens of a prosperous and growing city before they are crowned with success. But there are some men who seem possessed in equal degree of the qualities which make for achievement in both business and public affairs, and in this connection mention is due of Hon. John Wilson Bogue, mayor of Neodesha, and president and manager of the V. V. V. Brick and Tile Company, one of the city’s leading and growing industries. John Wilson Bogue was born at Marion, Indiana, September 2, 1868, and is a son of Thomas and Emily (Wilson) Bogue. The Bogue family springs from France, in which country, in 1786, was born the grandfather of John W. Bogue, Barnaby Bogue. He was a young man when he came to America and settled in the Carolinas and subsequently became a pioneer of Marion, Grant County, Indiana, where the remainder of his life was passed in farming and where his death occurred in 1846. He married Millie Baldwin, who was born in Indiana and passed her life there, and they became the parents of the following children: Thomas, Robert, William, Jonathan, Jesse, Mrs. Noah Heinz and Mrs. Allen Pemberton. Jesse resided at Fairmount, Indiana, and is...

Biography of Miss Neva M. Scott

The self-supporting woman of today wants to work for and deserve whatever success may come to her. These women are not asking for favors. All they want is fair competition. Formerly all that the self-supporting woman could hope for was to make a living, but since the World war the forward march of working women has taken on new life and women are everywhere measuring up to new standards. It is not enough that they take care of their own needs. In addition to this they must contribute something for the betterment of the world and in doing so they become bigger women and are better qualified to do bigger work at their desks. Among the successful self-supporting women of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, is numbered Miss Neva M. Scott. She was born in Cattaraugus county, New York, her parents being John T. and Olive (Myers) Scott, the former a native of New Jersey, while the mother’s birth occurred in Pennsylvania. The father was an oil producer of Illinois, from which state he removed with his wife and family to Oklahoma in 1910, and settled at Bartlesville. He and his family now live in a fine brick home, which is situated on Osage and Seventh streets, Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Neva M. Scott acquired her early education in the public schools of Toledo, Ohio, passing through consecutive grades to the high school, after which she took up the profession of teaching in Marion, Indiana. She later became a pupil in the State Normal College at Terre Haute, Indiana and the Marion Normal College of Marion, Indiana. She lacked but a few weeks of...

Biography of Francis Marion Abbott

Francis Marion Abbott. Prominent among the men who have been helpful factors in the development of Southeastern Kansas, is found Francis Marion Abbott, president of the Neosho Valley Bank, of Chanute. Mr. Abbott came to Neosho County in 1867 as a veteran of the Civil war, and for many years was engaged in farming, and at the same time lent his aid in various ways to the building up of this part of Kansas, where the best years of his life have been spent and where his enviable success had been gained. Whether as agriculturist, banker, public official or private citizen, he had always had the respect and confidence of his fellow-townsmen. Mr. Abbott was born in Brown County, Ohio, August 24, 1841, and is a son of John Milton and Viletta (Newman) Abbott. His grandfather, John Abbott, was born in England, and as a young man emigrated to the United States, locating in Brown County, Ohio, where he became the owner of a good farm, and where his death occurred before the birth of his grandson. John Milton Abbott was born in 1820, in Brown County, Ohio, and was there educated, reared on a farm, and married. In 1850 he removed to Grant County, Indiana, on the Miami Reservation, where he took up a tract of 160 acres of school land. He was an industrious and enterprising farmer and accumulated 400 acres of good land, but sold some of this off, and at the time of his death, which occurred in Grant County, in 1900, was possessed of 280 acres. He was a Douglas democrat and at one...

Biography of Emerson Carey

Emerson Carey. A chapter of this publication is devoted to the salt industry in Kansas. Salt ranks along with wheat, coal, petroleum and gas in contributing to the great fundamental wealth of this state. Of the individual concerns manufacturing salt in Kansas one of the greatest is the Carey Salt Company of Hutchinson. The head and moving spirit of this business is Mr. Emerson Carey. While the Careys were not pioneer salt manufacturers, they have in the last fifteen years become probably the largest operators when considered as a single family group, and today the name Carey is practically synonymous with salt manufacturing. Mr. Emerson Carey and the industries of which he is the head are credited with having done more for the commercial development and civic upbuilding of Hutchinson than any other individuals or institutions. Some specially high ideals as to community welfare seem to have governed Mr. Carey and his associates. One of the big things for which Hutchinson is especially grateful to them is the establishment and maintenance of a big public park of 141 acres of ground situated on the south line of the city along the Arkansas River. Five miles of fine driveways wind through this park, and it is open and free to the use of the public. At the east end of the city they also maintain another park of five acres. A feature of this park is a free bathing pool 100×200 feet, supplied with warm water from the salt plant. The Carey family have been identified with Kansas almost forty years. Mr. Emerson Carey was born in Grant County, Indiana,...

Biographical Sketch of W. P. Green

W. P. Green, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Ashmore; was born in Miami Co., Ohio, Sept. 8, 1827, being a son of James and Elizabeth (Heminway) Green; when he was about 10 years old, his parents removed to Randolph Co., Ind., and, in 1840, to Coles Co., returning a few years later to Ohio, and lived awhile in Darke Co., from which county they removed again to Randolph Co., Ind., and thence to Grant Co.; his father opened no less than seven farms in Ohio and Indiana the year the family returned to Ohio, Mr. Green made four trips between the two States; on becoming of age, he went to Preble Co., Ohio. He was married Nov. 2, 1851, to Miss Elizabeth Wilkinson, a daughter of Charles Wilkinson, of Preble Co., Ohio; she died Feb. 20, 1862, leaving three children, two of whom are living – Charles E. and James O. In the spring of 1863, Mr. Green came again to Coles Co., making seven trips during the summer. He was married Aug. 20, 1863, to Miss Eliza J. Brown, a daughter of J. W. and Martha R. Brown, of Ashmore; she was born at the Walnut Grove, in Edgar Co., Sept. 20, 1836; they have six children – Leona, Clarence E., Miner E., Jennie, Thomas L. and Nora. Mr. Green owns a farm of 160 acres, on which he settled in...

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