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Biographical Sketch of Herbert V. Barnes

Barnes, Herbert V.; manager; born, Huntsburg, O., Sept. 18, 1869; son of Virgil T. and Ella Cummings Barnes; educated, district schools, Huntsburg, and New Lyme Institute, New Lyme, O.; married, Huntsburg, Sept. 20, 1892, Anna L. Barnes; one son, Earl H. Barnes; worked on his father’s farm until he was married; then engaged in farming for himself for 5 yrs.; came to Cleveland in March, 1898; was employed by the Brumelage Co., wholesale butter, eggs and cheese dealers; has had charge of sales force and was a stockholder and director until April, 1908; then went in with The Public Hand Laundry, as mgr.; still serving in that position; director the Crystal Creamery Co.; member Hough Mens’ Club; vice pres. Cleveland Laundrymen’s Club; member executive committee of the Geauga County Assn of...

Biographical Sketch of Emmet J. Strong

Strong, Emmet J.; hardware; born, Huntsburg, O., Jan. 31, 1862; son of Lyman and Ludia Curtis Strong; educated, public schools and Austinburg; married, June 7, 1893, Lenora Goodwin; issue; two sons, Lester, 17, and Stuart, 9; in 1893, organized The Curtiss Steel Roofing Co., located at Niles, O.; in 1900, reorganized and enlarged the business, moving to Zanesville, O., building a sheet and steel mill, operating under the name of The Muskingum Valley Steel Co.; in 1902, sold out in the above company, and came to Cleveland, purchasing an interest in the J. M. and L. A. Osborn Co.; connected with this firm as vice pres. and director; member Chamber of Commerce, Y. M. C. A., and Hough Avenue Congregational...

Biography of Hon. Horace S. Clark

Hon. Horace S. Clark, attorney at law, Mattoon; was born in Huntsburg, Geauga Co., Ohio, Aug. 12, 1840; his father emigrated to Ohio from Vermont at an early day; at the age of 15 years, with a fair education, he left the old homestead and came West to Chicago, where he sought employment and labored a short time; he soon left the city and going to Kane Co., engaged in farm work during the summer and attended school during the winter season, paying his way by manual labor before and after school-hours; in the spring of 1856, he reached Iowa City, and made his home with an older brother while pursuing a student life in Iowa State University; here he soon became a leader among his fellow-students as an orator and debater; during vacations, he engaged in teaching school, and in the law office of Justice William E. Miller; read with attention and profit the works of Blackstone and various other treatises on law during the first year of his residence in Iowa City; he returned to Kane Co., purchased ten cows, shipped them by rail to the city, and from the proceeds of the milk, pailed by his own hands, defrayed his current expenses; in the spring of 1858, with a capital of $200, he speculated in fruit-trees, but failed to secure profitable returns; subsequently he went to St. Louis, and, purchasing various books, traveled over the country in order to dispose of them to advantage and profit; later we find him again in Ohio, resuming his studies in the legal firm of Smith & Page, in Circleville....

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