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Biographical Sketch of Hal. H. Hill

Hill, Hal. H.; contracting engineer; born, Detroit, Mich., Feb. 9, 1875; son of Thomas W. and Harriette C. De La Hooke Hill; educated, Cornell University, class of 1897, mechanical engineer; early education, University School, Cleveland; contracting engineer The Erie City Iron Works, Erie, Pa.; member American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Union, Roadside, Chagrin Valley Hunt Clubs of Cleveland, and the Erie Club, Erie,...

Biographical Sketch of Louis H. Hays

Hays, Louis H.; manufacturer; born, Cleveland, Jan. 24, 1874; son of Joseph and Rosetta Schwarzenberg Hays; educated, University School, and Cornell University, 1898; married, Cleveland, June 25, 1902, Jessie Feiss; issue, Robert J., born June 28, 1903, Marie F., born Jan. 13, 1907; in 1896, began business career with Charles Eisenman & Co.; remained two years; then joined Louis Roeheimer in the decorating business, The Roeheimer & Hays Studio; after seven years, sold interest to Mr. Roeheimer, and established The Federal Knitting Mills Co.; after two years, and upon the organization of Charles Eisenman & Co., into the K. & E. Blouse Makers, returned there; still retain interest in Knitting Mill Co., mngr. K. & E. Blouse Makers; director The Federal Knitting Mills Co.; see ‘y and treas. Aetna Realty Co.; member Council Sociology, Chamber of Commerce; member Oakwood, and Rotary Clubs, Cleveland, and Cornell University Alumni...

Biographical Sketch of Emmett Ellsworth Hart

Hart, Emmett Ellsworth; civil engineer; born, Little Valley, N. Y., Sept. 18, 1861; son of Austin and Dorleski Manley Hart; educated, public schools of N. Y. State, Cornell University, 1883-1887, degree C. E.; married, Little Valley, N. Y., April, 1891, Rachel Joy Sprague; issue, seven children; two years military training at Cornell University; entered the service of the C., B. Q. R. R., June, 1887; continued with them as draftsman, asst. engineer and division engineer, until November, 1895; general engineering practice, 1895-1897; employed by the U. S. government, 1897-1899 on Deep Water Ways surveys; in July, 1899, entered the employ of the New York, Chicago & St. Louis R. R. Co., as division engineer of the Eastern Division; in November, of the same year, made engineer of entire line for the same company; in 1906, made chief engineer, which position he still holds; member the Americal Railway Engineering Ass’n and Tau Beta Pi Cornell Honary...

Biographical Sketch of Warren Phelps King

King, Warren Phelps; manufacturing business; born, Ithaca, N. Y., Sept. 9, 1865; son of Warren Leander and Mary Eliza Phelps King; educated, Cornell University, class of 1888; married, Buffalo, N. Y., June 2, 1892, Justine McKenna; issue, Warren Griffin King, born, July 6, 1893, and Elizabeth Brewster King, born March 25, 1899; with The Lehigh Valley Coal Co. for five years; New York Car Wheel Works and associated companies, occupying various official positions, for eleven years; pres. Liberty Brass Foundry, Buffalo, N. Y., for four years; vice pres. and treas. The Aluminum Castings Co.; member Society of Automobile Engineers, Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, Chi. Psi Fraternity; member Union, and Mayfield Clubs, Cleveland, and Buffalo, and Saturn Clubs, Buffalo, N. Y.; his paternal great-grandfather, Francis King, fought through The Revolutionary War, and settled in the town of Ithaca, N. Y.; at the close of the war; his paternal grandfather, Alexander King, born in Ithaca, N. Y., in 1801; he married Rachel Casterline; his father, Warren Leander King, was born in Ithaca. N. Y., in 1829; his maternal grandfather, Elbridge Gerry Phelps, was born near Wethersfield, Conn., about 1805; he married Mary Delialah Knowles; his mother, Mary Eliza Phelps, born in Delaware county, N. Y. State, in...

Biographical Sketch of Harry Livingston Kaufman

Kaufman, Harry Livingston; iron ore and mining; born, Marquette, Mich., 1882; son of Samuel Robert and Juliet Gravereat Kaufman; educated, Cascasella School, Ithaca, N. Y., and Cornell University; when E. N. Breitung & Co. opened their ore sales agency in Cleveland, he became as a partner in the business, at the time was vice pres. and mgr. of mines in Marquette, Mich.; now divides his time, spending the winters in Cleveland and the summers in Marquette; honorary member Naval Reserves of Michigan; director in the following: First National Bank, Cleveland; First Trust & Savings Co., Cleveland; Negaunee National Bank, Negaunee, Mich.; Mines Development Co., Ltd.; Miners Negotiation Co., Ltd., Breitung Mineral Security Co., Ltd., Negotiations Co., Ltd.; Breitung Mineral Guarantee Co., Ltd., all of Marquette, Mich.; vice pres. and director Mary Charlotte Mining Co.; treas. Breitung Hematite Mining Co., Ltd.; asst. treas. Washington Iron, all of Marquette, Mich.; member American Institute Mining Engineers, Lake Superior Mining Institute; charter member American Mining Congress, Michigan chapter, American Iron and Steel Institute; Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, Athletic, Traffic, Euclid Golf Club, and Automobile Club; Marquette Club, and Town and Country Club, Marquette, Mich.; member Delta Phi Delta...

Biographical Sketch of Bascom Little

Little, Bascom; contractor; born, Cleveland, April 24, 1879; son of Hiram H. and Laura Brown Little; educated, University School, Cleveland, Cornell University, A. B., 1901; married, Cleveland, June 2, 1906, Florence Cobb; issue, Bascom Little, Jr., Julia Little; member first Charter Commission; director of following: Citizens Savings & Trust Co., Union National Bank, Guarantee Title & Trust Co., The Crowell & Sherman Co., The Crowell-Sherman-Statler Co., Baker Motor Vehicle Co.; member American Historical Society; trustee Associated Charities and Hiram House; member Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity, Mayfield, Union, University, Country, and Tavern...

Biographical Sketch of Worth M. Tippy

Tippy, Worth M.; clergyman; born, Larwill, Ind.; Nov. 8, 1867; son of Oren and Mary Elizabeth Carder Tippy; educated, DePauw University, Ph. B., DePauw University, Hon. D. D., Baldwin University, Hon. D. D., Cornell University, two years graduate work as Sage scholar, 1901-1903; married, Vevay, Ind., May 16, 1895, Zella Birda Ward; issue, Marian Ward, born Nov. 18, 1896; Helen Ward, born Dec. 12, 1898; member of Mayor’s Committee on nomination for Charter Commission, 1913; pastorates, Dryden, N. Y., 1892; LaFayette, Ind., 1893; Oxford, Ind., 1894; Terre Haute, Ind., 1895; Broadway Church, Indianapolis, Ind., 1900; Epworth Memorial, Cleveland, 1905 to present date; university preacher, Indiana University, 1901-1904; Cornell University, 1909-1911-1913; lecturer on “The Social Functions of the Church,” Post Graduate Ass’n, Bloomington, Ill., and before the pastor’s organizations and conferences in South Dakota and Indiana; member executive Committee Methodist Federation for Social Service; pres., 1912-1913, Federated Churches of Cleveland; director Humane Society, City Club; member St. Luke’s Hospital Ass’n; member Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Psi Phi Chapter; member Chamber of Commerce, Council of Sociology, and Indianapolis Literary Club; fond of flowers and all outdoor sports. Author of “The Socialized Church,” 1909; prominent on committees of finance and conference work of Methodist denomination; member committee on Social Service, Cornell...

Biographical Sketch of Charles William Wason

Wason, Charles William; retired; born, Cleveland, April 20, 1854; son of Charles and Matilda Parker Wason; graduated, Cornell University, 1876; married, Paris, France, January, 1882, Jettie Anna Morrill; issue, two daughters, Jettie, now Mrs. Harold Edwards, Velda, now Mrs. John A. Rithet; married, Cleveland, September, 1896, Margaret Wright; married, Hamilton, Canada, February, 1901, Mabel Breckenridge; director Cleveland, Painesville & Eastern; Northern Ohio Traction and Light Co., Williamson Building Co.; trustee Cleveland Associated Charities; member Kappa Alpha, Carnellian Council, Cleveland Engineering Society, Bibliophile Society, Union, Country, Mayfield, Willowwick and Rowfant...

Biographical Sketch of Leon Cowles Welch

Welch, Leon Cowles; mechanical engineer; born, Green, N. Y., June 20, 1882; educated, High School and Cornell University, M. E.; married, Oxford, N. Y., Sept. 12, 1913, Edith Sans Packard; 1906, started as machinist’s helper; has held various positions with the following companies: New York Transit Co., Ohio Oil Co., National Transit Co., Northern Pipe Line Co., Buckeye Pipe Line Co.; at present division supt. of The Buckeye Pipe Line Co., also a director of the company; member American Society Mechanical Engineers, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, University Club. Recreations: Baseball, Football and...

Biographical Sketch of Rollin Henry White

White, Rollin Henry; automobile mnfr.; son of Thomas H. White and Almira Greenleaf White; educated, Cornell University, ’94, M. E. and E. E.; married, Brooklyn, N. Y., Sept. 2, 1896, Katharine King; issue, Elizabeth, William King, Rollin Henry, Jr.; member Union, Country, and Chagrin Valley Hunt...
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