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Biographical Sketch of Arthur Baldwin Williams, Jr.

Williams, Arthur Baldwin, Jr.; real estate and law; born, Glen Ridge, N. Y., April 11, 1874; son of Arthur B. and Ida L. Harrison Williams; educated, Yale University, A. B., 1898; Cleveland Law School, LL. B., 1912; married, Scranton, Pa., June 5, 1901, Emma M. Hanley; admitted to Ohio bar, June, 1912; sec’y College Dept., International Committee of Y. M. C. A., 1901-1904; sec’y Central Dept., Cleveland Y. M. C. A., 1904-1907; general agt. The Cleveland Humane Society, 1908-1913; special lecturer in sociology, Western Reserve University, 1912-1913; Green, Cadwallader, Long Co., real estate, 1913; member Ohio State Bar Ass’n; life member Cleveland Associated Charities; sec’y Western Reserve Child Welfare Council; sec’y Ohio Federation of Humane Societies; member Yale Alumni Ass’n of Cleveland; Chamber of Commerce, Council of Sociology; fraternities, Beta Epsilon, Alpha Chapter, Delta Phi Delta, Alpha Chapter, Psi Upsilon Beta Chapter. Recreations: Hunting and Fishing, Camping, bird study and general outdoor...

Biographical Sketch of Edward Mason Williams

Williams, Edward Mason; mnfr.; born, Cleveland, Nov. 9, 1871; son of Edward Porter and Mary Louise Mason Williams; educated, Yale, A. B., 1893; married, Cleveland, Oct. 11, 1899, Mary Raymond; issue, four children, Hilda, Madeline, Edward Porter and Mary Raymond; member City Charter Commission, 1913; began with the Sherwin-Williams Co., in September, 1893; supt. of their factory in Montreal, Can., November, 1895 to October, 1897; then returned to Cleveland; director The Sherwin-Williams Co., Laurence Paint Co., Ozark Mining & Smelting Co., Cleveland Box Co., Superior Savings & Trust Co.; member National Geographic Society; pres. Childrens’ Fresh Air Camp; vice pres. Federation of Charities and Philanthropy; chairman Charities Committee of Cooperation; director Chamber of Commerce; member executive committee American Electric R. R. Mnfrs. Ass’n; member National Child Labor Ass’n; National Society for the Prevention of Infant Mortality; member Union, Athletic, Tavern, Mayfield, Country, Cleveland Country, Rowfant, Chagrin Valley Hunt, Cleveland Gun, and University...

Biographical Sketch of Francis Wilcox Treadway

Treadway, Francis Wilcox; lawyer; born, New Haven, Conn., Jan. 7, 1869; son of Augustine Russell and Mary L. Mansfield Treadway; educated, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, B. S., 1890; Yale University, LL. B., 1892; married, Cleveland, Jan. 5, 1907, Esther L. Frisbie; Frances Sessions and Augustine Russell Treadway, children; law firm, Treadway and Marlatt, since 1893; treas. Cleveland Bar Ass’n, 1907 to 1912; United States Commissioner, 1902-1903; member Ohio House of Representatives, 1904-1905; nominated vice mayor of Cleveland, 1907; pres. Tippecanoe Club, 1906-1907; director Chamber of Commerce, 1911-1913; lieut. gov. of Ohio, 1909-1910; director Guardian Savings & Trust Co., Peck, Stow & Wilcox Co., Rauch & Lang Carriage Co.; director and sec’y, member American Academy of Political and Social Science; trustee Ohio State Archeological and Historical Society, Pilgrim Congregational Church; trustee and sec’y Jones Home for Friendless Children, Fraternity Phi Delta Phi; fond of tennis, golf and water sports; member Union, Clifton, Tippecanoe Clubs, Cleveland, and Columbus Club, Columbus, O.; author, with W. H. Marlatt, of “Ohio Law of Mechanics Liens,” W. H. Anderson & Co., 1901; second edition,...

Biographical Sketch of Lyman H. Treadway

Treadway, Lyman H.; pres. The Peek, Stow & Wilcox Co.; born, New Haven, Conn., March 27, 1862; son of the late A. R. Treadway, who moved to Cleveland in 1879, and organized The Wilcox-Treadway Co., manufacturers of general hardware; afterwards incorporated with The Peck, Stow & Wilcox Co.; entered his father’s business in 1881, and was successively employed as mgr. Cleveland Branch, vice pres. and pres.; director of Peck, Stow & Wilcox Co., Superior Savings & Trust Co., Peerless Motor Car Co.; pres. Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, 1907-1908; pres. Masonic Temple Ass’n, 1907; Pres. Euclid Club, 1906-1907; trustee of Western Reserve University, St. Luke’s Hospital, Hiram House, Cleveland Day Nursery and Free Kindergarten; 33rd degree Mason; life member Lake Erie Consistory, Scottish Rite; member New England Society, Tippecanoe Republican Club, Colonial, Euclid, Country, and Roadside Clubs, Cleveland, and Union League Club, of New...

Biographical Sketch of John Howard Webster

Webster, John Howard; assignee The Variety Iron Works Co.; born, Portsmouth, N. H., Nov. 8, 1846; came to CIeveland in 1850; public school education, graduated from Yale in 1868; degree A. B., Union Law College, 1870; degree LL. B.; received degree of A. M. from Yale in 1871; engaged in the practice of law in Cleverland until 1891, when he was appointed assignee for the Variety Iron Works Co.; still serving; pres. Chamberlain Cartridge & Target Co., Buckeye Milling Co.; vice pres. Penton Publishing Co.; interested in other corporations; member Union, University, Rowfant Clubs, Cleveland, and University Club, New Haven, Conn.; member Japan Society, London,...

Biographical Sketch of James William Rattle

Rattle, James William; mining engineer; born, Cuyahoga Falls, 0., Sept. 6, 1852; son of William and Elizabeth Goodwin Gaylord Rattle; educated, Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University; married, Cleveland, Aug. 9, 1877 Julia Cary, issue, William Rattle and Elizabeth Goodwin Rattle; Republican; mining engineer since 1874; examined properties in Russia, Alaska, South America, Cuba, New Foundland, Canada, and all states in the United States; opened office in Cleveland in 1874, as an analytical chemist and mining engineer; firm names Judson & Rattle. Rattle & Nye, W. J. Rattle & Son; member Institute Mining Engineers, N. Y., and Chemist Club, N. Y.; 32nd degree Mason; member Union...

Biographical Sketch of Samuel Rockwell

Rockwell, Samuel; civil engineer; born, Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 20, 1847; son of William and Susan Lawrence Prince Rockwell; educated, Yale College and Sheffield Scientific School, 1873; Ph. B.; married, St. Joseph, Mo., June 7, 1881, Cordelia Ann Geiger; issue, four sons and one daughter; business career, 1873-1877, resident engineer D. L. & W. R. R., Hoboken, N. J.; built tunnel through Bergen Hill and other changes of line and separation of grade work; 1877-1881, contractor; 1881-1882, asst. city engineer, Kansas City, Mo.; 1882-1884, principal asst. engineer, St. Paul Water Works; 1884-1887, locating and constructing engineer, St. Paul & M. & M. R. R.; 1887-1890, chief engineer, Eastern Minnesota By. Co.; 1890, chief engineer, extension of A. T. & S. F. R. R. to San Francisco; 1891, chief engineer, Duluth & Winnipeg R. R.; 1891-1899, engineer M. S. Division, L. S. & M. S. R. R., at Toledo; 1899-1904, principal asst. engineer, L. S. & M. S. R. R. at Cleveland; 1904-1905, asst. chief engineer, L. S. & M. S. R. R. Co.; 1905-1913, consulting engineer, L. S. & M. S. R. R., Cleveland, O.; member American Society of Civil Engineers, and American Railway Engineering Ass’n; Mason; member Athletic and Mayfield Clubs. Recreations: Hunting and...

Biographical Sketch of Crispin Oglebay

Oglebay, Crispin; manufacturer; born, Wheeling, W. Va., in 1880; received early education in the public schools of Kansas City, Mo., then attended St. Paul’s School, in Concord, N. H., graduating with the class of 1896; graduated from Yale in 1900; returned to Kansas City; worked as clerk for Swift Packing Co. for one year; engaged in real estate business for one year; came to Cleveland in 1903, as sec’y for the Hoffman Hinge & Foundry Co.; in six month’s time was made pres. of the company; in 1906, The Ferro Machinery & Foundry Co. was incorporated, taking over the business of the Hoffman Hinge & Foundry Co.; pres. of the company; 1,100 men are employed in the plan, and 1,500 agents; catalog written in four languages; the company have 1,800 engines made by them outside of the United States and Canada; member Tavern Country, and Mayfield Country Clubs, Chamber of Commerce; director The Superior Savings & Trust...

Biographical Sketch of Charles A. Otis, Jr.

Otis, Charles A., Jr.; investment banker; born, Cleveland, July 9, 1868; educated, Cleveland public schools and Brooks Academy, went to Andover and Yale University, graduating in 1890, from the Sheffield Scientific School; went to Colorado, and engaged in the cattle business with D. D. Casement, of Painesville, O.; still associated with Mr. Casement in the Unaweep Stock Range; in 1895, formed a partnership with Addison H. Hough & Co., under the name of Otis, Hough & Co., engaging in the steel commission and agency business; for some years represented Jones & Laughlin, of Pittsburgh, The Pennsylvania Tube Co., and Painter & Sons, and other finishing mills; at the consolidation of the steel companies, and the establishment of their own agencies, the move was made for the selling of the securities of the rapidly-developing companies; to this end he purchased a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, and in 1900, the firm of Otis & Hough, bankers, was formed; first firm in Cleveland to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange; were largely instrumental in forming the Cleveland Stock Exchange; both Mr. Hough and Mr. Otis have been pres. of the Exchange; has disposed of large business interests, and now devotes time to the business of Otis & Co.; interested in the development of the civic life of Cleveland, as well as its sociable and charitable work; pres. of the Babies’ Dispensary and Hospital; his country home, Tannenbaum Farm, is an active interest; it is one of the prominent stock farms of the country, and has one of the finest herds of Berkshires in the United...

Biographical Sketch of Herbert David Palmer

Palmer, Herbert David; lawyer; born, Iowa, 1877; son of David P. and Almira Lakin Palmer; educated, Southern Iowa Normal and Scientific Institute, B. S.; Yale University, L. B., 1900, “Magna Magna Cum Laude”, married, Norwalk, O., 1905, Elizabeth Flinn; one daughter; exmember Troop A, O. N. G.; has practiced law in Cleveland since 1900; with Wm. E. Cushing, John H. Clark and J. T. Siddall; member firm Cushing, Siddall & Palmer, 1910-1912, when appointed asst. gen. counsel for the New York, Chicago & St. Louis R. R. Co.; member Second Presbyterian Church, Chamber of Commerce, Chi Tau Kappa, Law Fraternity, Tyrian Masonic Lodge, and Cleveland Chapter, R. A. M., and Union...
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