Dr. Edward Morrish, a physician and surgeon of St. Louis, was born in Devonshire, England, September 2, 1872. His father, the late William Morrish, was also a native of England, where he followed agricultural pursuits. He married Elizabeth Cudmore, who was likewise born in Devonshire, and there both passed away, the father at the age
James Calvin Morrow. In the death of James Calvin Morrow, which occurred at Washington July 4, 1912, there passed away one of the men whose works and influence have been most conspicuous in the development of both the City and County of Washington. He was a pioneer in the best sense of the term, a
William Ross Phillips. During a residence in Shawnee County of more than forty-five years, William Ross Phillips had proved himself one of the ablest and most resourceful farmers in the Kaw Valley. Hard work and a sober industrious life have had their rewards in this case. There is an interesting evidence of his prosperity in
Brown, Orlof T.; insurance; born, Cambridge, O., Aug. 16, 1870; son of Joshua and Annie E. Tingle Brown; common school education; married, Columbus, O., Aug. 16, 1904, Alberta E. Fowler; one son and one daughter; observer United States Weather Bureau; state examiner, Ohio; chief deputy State fire marshal, Ohio; examiner city of Cleveland; bookkeeper Ohio
Boyd, William H.; lawyer; born, Londonderry, Guernsey County, O., Aug. 11, 1864; educated, district schools in native county and public school in Fairview, O.; took up the study of law and was admitted to the bar in 1890; married, Sept. 7, 1892, Miss Anna Maud Judkins, of Flushing, O.; Mrs. Boyd died in September, 1908;
Mercer, George Wellington; florist and decorator; born, Toronto, Canada, 1872; son of Albert and Eliza Bye Mercer; educated in public schools of Ontario, Canada; come to United States in 1888; three years with J. F. Sullivan, florist, Detroit; two years with J. H. Rebstock, florist, Buffalo; then came to Cleveland; two years with J. M.
Scott, William C.; Lake Ford agt. Can. Pac. Ry.; born, Carroll County, O., May 3, 1869; son of Thomas and Susanna Gant Scott; in common schools until 13 years old, then entered coal mines; has picked up education since, as duties would permit; married, Cambridge, O., May 6, 1896, Sophia Hollenbeck; issue, two sons; Independent,
Robert Lawrence Mitchell. Menoken Township, Shawnee County, in 1870 was mainly raw prairie land and the hardy pioneers who came here as home-seekers had weary tasks before them. Agricultural riches lay beneath the sod but it was toilsome labor to break up this sod, to plough and seed the land and then await the harvest.
Pickett, Phillip James; plumbing business; born, Buffalo, June 18, 1866; son of Michael and B. Elizabeth Rogers Pickett; educated, Cleveland public schools and St. Joseph’s College; at the age of 17, left college to learn the plumber’s trade; served four years as an apprentice; traveled through the United States, working as a journeyman plumber; at
Maj. William M. Sleeth was one of the founders of the modern civic and industrial community of Arkansas City. He was secretary and treasurer of the original townsite company. He was a keen and resourceful business man, but his practical energies were equalled by his splendid public spirit and his readiness to sacrifice his own