Biographical Sketch of I. B. Gurney

I. B. Gurney was born April 10, 1845, near Cleveland, Ohio. His father, Asa H. Gurney, was a native of Ohio, and his mother, Catherine Sortor Gurney, a native Allegany County, New York. When he was ten years of age his parents moved to Lake County, Ohio, where they were located on a farm, and



Biography of M. J. Morlan

M.J. MORLAN. – This prominent citizen of The Dalles was born in Lake County, Ohio, in 1835. In 1846 he moved to La Salle County, Illinois. In that state his parents were successful in securing good land and in improving their farms; and this was the home of our subject until he attained his majority.



Biography of Joseph W. Huston

The history of a state as well as that of a nation is chiefly a chronicle of the lives and deeds of those who have conferred honor and dignity upon society. The world judges the character of a community by those of its representative citizens, and yields its tributes of admiration and respect for the



Biography of Trowbridge C. Egleston

Occupying a prominent position among the leading businessmen of Caldwell, Idaho, we find the subject of this biography, Trowbridge C. Egleston, wholesale and retail dealer in hardware, stoves, tinware, groceries, provisions, wagons and farm machinery. The business of which Mr. Egleston is the head was established in 1884 by Frank R. Coffin & Brother. In



Biography of Francis E. Ensign

Holding marked prestige among the prominent members of the Idaho bar is Francis Edward Ensign, who is now engaged in the practice of the legal profession in Hailey. There are few-men whose lives are crowned with the honor and respect which is uniformly accorded him; but through forty-five years” connection with the west his has



Biography of Selden B. Kingsbury

The profession of the law, when clothed with its true dignity and purity and strength, must rank first among the callings of men, for law rules the universe. The work of the legal profession is to formulate, to harmonize, to regulate, to adjust, to administer those rules and principles that underlie and permeate all government



Biographical Sketch of Joseph Bomgardner

Bomgardner, Joseph; mfr.; born, Wilmot, O., 1855; son of B. F. and Harriet Putnam Bomgardner; educated, grade school, Winfield, O., Commercial School, Painesville, O., Literary Course Mount Union College, Alliance, O.; married, Winfield, O., Oct. 24, 1878, Kizzie Olis; 4 children; no military record, and takes very little interest in politics; worked on his fathers’



Biographical Sketch of Henry Apthorp

Apthorp, Henry; capitalist; born, Mayfield, Cuyahoga Co., O., Feb. 9, 1841; son of William and Chloe Howard Apthorp; educated, district school in Mayfield and later at academy in Mayfield and in Geauga Seminary; married, Willoughby, O., Dec. 8, 1859, Harriet E. Strong; one son, Warren; worked in a saw mill and hauled some of the



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



Biographical Sketch of Albert Judson Cook

Cook, Albert Judson; physician; born, Madison, Lake County, O., Jan. 3, 1850; son of George Turney and Louise Genung Cook; education, common schools and Western University, M. D., 1871; Ad Eundem degree, later; married, Madison, O., Oct. 1, 1873, Grace Evelyn Bidwell; four children, one living; district physician; six years member Board of Health; four



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