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Biographical Sketch of George H. Worthington

Worthington, George H.; merchant; born, Toronto, Can., Feb. 13, 1850; son of John and Mary Wellborn Worthington; public school and business college education; married, Mount Vernon, O., in February, 1878, Mrs. Hannah L. Weaver; worked in a wholesale grocery store in Canada for three years; came to United States to take charge of his fathers interests as contractor in building the Southern Central R. R., in New York State; then went to Brownhelm, O., and worked for his father and brother in operating a stone quarry; in 1873, admitted to the firm which later became the Cleveland Stone Co.; became pres. of the Berea & Huron Stone Co.; promotor and organizer of the Beeman Chemical Co.; pres. the American Chicle Co.; pres. the following: Union National Bank, Cleveland, American Chicle Co. of New York, The American Dynalite Co., Cleveland, Underwriters Land Co., Missouri, The Cleveland Stone Co., The Perry-Mathews-Buskirk Stone Co., Bedford Stone & R. R. Co., Indiana; director, The Guardian Savings & Trust Co., The Chamberlain Cartridge & Target Co., Interurban Railway & Terminal Co., The Cincinnati Trust Co., The Columbus Gas & Electric Co., and the Southwestern Ohio Traction Co.; also interested in zinc and lead mines in Missouri; 32d degree Mason since 1876; charter member Lake Erie Consistory and Al Koran Temple of the Mystic Shrine; member Union, Euclid, Cleveland Yacht, Country and Roadside Clubs, Cleveland, and the New York Yacht Clubs; commodore of the Cleveland Yacht Club; owner the “Pricillia”; has the greatest collection of stamps in America and one of the three greatest in the...

Biographical Sketch of Dudley Baldwin Wick

Wick, Dudley Baldwin; vice pres. Wick Investment.; born, Youngstown, O., Oct. 3, 1846; son of Henry and Mary S. Hine Wick; attended public school and Oberlin College; married, Painesville, O., July 28, 1875, Miss Emma Steele; issue, three children; Helen, now Mrs. Charles Dukelow of Boston, Warren Corning and Dudley B. Jr., deceased; business career; became associated with my father in the banking business; sold interests in the City Trust Co., and devoted time to private interests; one of the organizers of The North Electric Co.; served as vice pres. till 1907; still a director; officer and director in many important business concerns in the city; member Chamber of Commerce, Union and Roadside Clubs; Presbyterian denomination; Mason, Oriental Commandery, K. T. and Scottish Rite Consistory; has held office in all branches of the Masonic order. Recreations: Driving and motoring; associated with private charities and benevolent...

Biographical Sketch of Bert LeRoy Wilkins

Wilkins, Bert LeRoy; manufacturer; born, LaGrange, O., Dec. 11, 1869; son of H. J. and Anna Rowell Wilkins; educated, LaGrange public school and Oberlin Business College; married, LaGrange, O., Nov. 27, 1889, Lucy A. Richmond; issue, one daughter, Ada Vera; organized the partnership of Wilkins & Rawson, February, 1890; Lakewood Plumbing Co., 1903; Lakewood Wash Tray Co., 1906; consolidated the above with Euclid Stove & Brick Co., June, 1912; sec’y The Euclid Stove & Brick Co.; partner The Lakewood Plumbing Co.; director Colonial Savings & Loan Co.; Lakewood Lodge, F. & A. M.; Cunningham Chapter, R. A. M.; Forest City Commandery, K. T.; Lake Erie Consistory, A. A., Scottish Rite; Al Koran Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S.; member Chamber of Industry. Recreation: Spending summers at cottage, Black Lake,...

Biographical Sketch of Hudson E. Willard

Willard, Hudson E.; coal business; born, Cleveland, Oct. 18, 1860; son of Elliott Sherrill and Ruth Hudson Willard; educated, Cleveland schools, Brooks Military Academy, and Oberlin College; married, New Philadelphia, July 11, 1890, Edith Smith; issue, three children; business career, William Bingham & Co., wholesale hardware, six years; organized The New Philadelphia Pipe Works Co., manufactures cast iron pipe; A. C. Saunders & Co., coal and iron ore; organized with A. R. Rhodes and M. A. Bradley, The United States Coal Co., and kindred organizations and corporations; sec’y, gen. mgr. and director The United States Coal Co.; member Clifton, Tennis, and Athletic...

Biographical Sketch of James D. Williamson

Williamson, James D.; clergyman; born, Cleveland, March 12, 1849; son of Samuel and Mary E. Tirdale Williamson; educated, Cleveland public schools, Western Reserve College, A. B., Andover and Union Theological Seminaries; honorary degree of D. D. from Western Reserve University; married, Elyria, Aug. 4, 1875, Edith Day Ely; issue, four children; 1875-1884, pastor First Presbyterian Church, Norwalk, 0.; 1885-1888, pastor First Presbyterian Church, Warren, O.; 1888-1901, pastor Beckwith Memorial Presbyterian Church, Cleveland; trustee and pres. Pro Tem Society for Savings; trustee Western Reserve University, Lake Erie College, Hiram House, Goodrich House; member Union, University and Mayfield Country Clubs. Recreation:...

Biographical Sketch of John Walter Tyler

Tyler, John Walter; lawyer; born, South Newburg, O., May 4, 1841; son of Cutler and Sarah Fisher Tyler; educated, common and High schools; A. B., Oberlin College, 1867, and A. M., 1870; graduated from the Union Law School, Cleveland; admitted to the bar at Wooster, O., in 1862; married, Castile, N. Y., Dee. 29, 1875, Mary E. Higgins; issue, two sons, Walter J. and Paul W. Tyler, three daughters, Mrs W. K. Hayes, Mrs. Charles J. Johnson, and Marie S. Tyler; member and clerk of Board of County School Examiners, Lake County, 1862-1868; law partnership in Painesville with Franklin Paine, 1862-1867, and in Cleveland for ten years with Amos...

Biographical Sketch of Alfred Burns Smythe

Smythe, Alfred Burns; banking and real estate; born, Nevada, O., Aug. 4, 1874; son of Marcus and Mary Burns Smythe; educated, common schools and Oberlin Academy and Oberlin College, Oberlin, O.; married, Oil City, Pa., Nov. 13, 1902, Catherine Loomis; issue, two sons, mgr. Real Estate Dept. of The Cleveland Trust Co.; pres. The Land Security Co., The Loop Realty Co., The Seneca Security...

Biographical Sketch of Wilson George Smith

Smith, Wilson George; composer, pianist; born, Elyria, Ohio, Aug. 19, 1855; son of George Troupe and Calista M. Smith; graduated Cleveland public schools; began musical education in Cincinnati, 1875, under Otto Singer; studied in Berlin, 1880-1882, under Kullak, Kiel, Scharwenka, Moszkowski and Oscar Ralf; married Mez Brett (artist and writer), of Ohio, April 16, 1883; since 1882, engaged as teacher of piano, voice and composition; also musical literateur, editor and critic, Cleveland Press, since 1902; held important official positions in Music Teachers’ National Ass’n; piano compositions (several hundred) include books of piano studies, transcriptions and editorial revisions of classic and modern works; also composer many popular...

Biographical Sketch of Dembe M. Spicer, M. D.

Spicer, Dembe M., M. D.; physician and surgeon; born, La Grange, O., Dec. 8, 1877; son of Perry D. and Sarah R. French Spicer; educated, common schools and High School, La Grange, O.; graduated, 1896, Western Reserve University, Medical Dept.; 1889-1904, degree of M. D.; married, La Grange, O., Sept. 28, 1904, Josie W. Kelmer; one daughter, Ruth Spicer; district physician, appointed April, 1911, Ohio National Guard, 1899-1900; general practice of medicine from 1905 to the present time; examiner for John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co.; appointed in 1911; member Cleveland Academy of Medicine and Ohio State Medical Society, and American Medical Ass’n; member Phi Rho Sigma (Medical School Fraternity); Woodmen of the World, Fraternal Mystic Circle, Fraternal Order of Orioles; member Olivet Baptist...

Biographical Sketch of Patrick Rodger Sweeney

Sweeney, Patrick Rodger; carpenter and builder; born, Ohio, May, 1852; son of Ferdinand and Mary Adams Sweeney; educated, High School, La Grange, O.; married, Grafton, O., August, 1883 Catherine Meskal; issue, four daughters; twice elected assessor, Carlisle Township, Lorain County, O., once township trustee, Newburg, O.; as building foreman, had full charge of construction and alterations on Hotel Euclid; first and second floors, Meyer & Marks Block, Standard Foundry additions and alterations, block for Continental Jewelry Co., three stores for the P. C. O’Brien Co.; business agt. Sweeney & Schully, two terms Carpenter Brotherhood; chairman Carpenter Committee to pass on present building code; adjusting five losses for Stafford Goss Co.; two terms trustee Grafton Church; member Catholic Mutual Benevolent Ass’n; is now taking charge of building mostly for themselves and old customers in...
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