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Biographical Sketch of Edwin Gray Tillotson

Tillotson, Edwin Gray; banker; born Painesville, O., April 12, 1867; son of Frank A. and Sarah Gray Tillotson; educated, Cleveland public schools; married, Cleveland, May 1, 1895, Grace Felton Tillotson, who died Oct. 14, 1911; issue, one child; pres. The Tillotson & Wolcott Co., investment bankers; The Guarantee Title & Trust Co.; director The Electric Properties Co., New York City; member Union, Country, Mayfield, and Athletic Clubs, Cleverland, and City Midday, of New...

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 Franz Childs Warner

Warner, Franz Childs; architect; born, Painesville, O., Sept. 6, 1876; son of Franz G. L. And Isabel Childs Warner; educated, Painesville public schools and Case School of Applied Science; married, Youngstown, O., July 12, 1902, Hazel Virginia Ward; practice has been largely public and semi-public buildings; member Cleveland Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity; member Cleveland Athletic, Automobile, Shore and Architectural...

Biographical Sketch of Franklyn Breed Tabor

Tabor, Franklyn Breed; sec’y the Telling Bros. Co.; born, Titusville, Pa., Feb. 23, 1868; educated in the public schools of Painesville, O.; supt. the Painesville Water Works Co., 1893-1898; upon purchase by the city, was elected sec’y; served until 1899, when he moved to Cleveland; auditor the Telling Bros. Ice Cream Co., 1900-1903; upon the re-organization of the company in 1904, elected sec’y; still serving; sec’y and treas. Cable-Trace Co., and interested in other business enterprises;...

Biographical Sketch of C. A. Schmitt

Schmitt, C. A.; florist; born in Germany, May 16, 1871; son of A. and Salome Mueller Schmitt; educated, Glenville public schools; with Stoors & Harrison Co., Painesville, O., 1888, to 1890; worked for Edwin Lonsdale, in Philadelphia, from 1896 to 1902; member the lodge of Moose, and Florist Club. Favorite recreation;...

Biographical Sketch of Gunder Robertson

Robertson, Gunder; cement contractor; born, Denmark, March 7, ___; son of Robert Gunderson and Marie Laursun Robertson; educated, Denmark; married, Painesville, 0., June 1, 1890, Annie M. Robertson; issue, eight children.

Biographical Sketch of Frederick H. Moritz

Moritz, Frederick H.; florist; born, Germany, April 5, 1854; son of Lewis and Louise Young Moritz; educated, Painesville public schools; married, Cleveland, May 19, 1879, Miss M. E. Kelliher; 1862, began in florist trade until 1866, was with Loomis & Brainard, as foreman, until 1869; came to Cleveland, and was employed by Harris Jaynes, as florist, until 1884; then worked for David Charlesworth, until 1887; then went as private gardener for Mrs. Henry Chisholm, until 1893; with Henry Blossom, until 1896; in 1901, opened greenhouse for himself on Carnegie Ave.; pres. and treas. of the firm; decorator and designer; member Foresters, American Order, Masonic Order, 345, member Florist Club. Recreation:...

Biography of Miss Callie Eaton

There is no doubt that the teacher is one of the most important forces in the progress of the world, and Rachel Caroline Eaton, familiarly known as “Miss Callie,” county superintendent of schools of Rogers county with residence in Claremore, a conscientious and progressive educator, deserves prominent mention in a work relating to northeastern Oklahoma and those who have contributed most to its development. A native of Oklahoma, she is a daughter of G. W. and Nancy Elizabeth (Williams) Eaton. Mr. Eaton came to Indian Territory soon after the Civil war and Married Nancy Williams of Siloam Springs, Arkansas. In the early ’70s they located at the foot of Claremore Mound, five miles north of Claremore. There the father engaged in farming and stock raising, likewise operating a mercantile business in Claremore. He is now seventy-eight years of age and is living in retirement at Inola, Rogers County, where he owns a farm. The mother is deceased. She was a daughter of Merritt and Lucy (Ward) Williams, the father being a member of a fine old Boston family. Mrs. Williams was a descendant of “Grannie” Ward, a Cherokee, and a historical character among her people in Georgia. The Ward family were southern sympathizers during the Civil war and were driven from their home, returning at the close of that conflict. During the war they lived in Texas and St. Louis, Missouri. It was while residing in Texas that Mr. and Mrs. Eaton met, being married soon after the war. G. W. Eaton is a native of Henderson, that state. To their union four children were born: James Calvin, who...

Warren Amos Todd of Painesville OH

Warren Amos Todd8, (Hiram J.7, Amos6, Dan5, Charles4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Nov. 2, 1865, married Minnie Drown. In 1911, they lived in Painesville, Ohio. Children: 2439. Olive May, b. Jan. 15, 1894. 2440. Marion, b. Aug. 17, 1896. 2441. Harold James, b. June 27, 1905. 2442. Lawrence, b. June 12,...

Biography of W. L. Adams A.M., M.D.

W.L. ADAMS, A.M., M.D. – The subject of this biography, a pioneer who drove his own ox team across the plains in 1848, is one of the most unique of western characters; and history entitles him to be placed in the catalog of the illustrious men who bore prominent parts in settling Oregon, and in molding public sentiment. To give a full history of his life would require a large book; but our limited space would require a large book; but our limited space forbids anything but a rapid glance at a few waymarks along the road traveled for nearly sixty-nine years by one of the most original and energetic of men. The writer has known him well more than forty years, and has learned from his family and acquaintances enough of incidents and peculiarities to make a very readable biography. He was born in Painesville, Granger county, Ohio, February 5, 1821. His father was born in Vermont, as was his mother; and both emigrated to the “Western Reserve” when it was a wilderness. His father was a strong Whig, as were his relatives, the noted Adams family of Massachusetts, and a devoted friend of General Harrison, with whom he served in all of his Indian campaigns. His mother was an Allen, – a descendant of Ethan Allen, the “Hero of Ticonderoga.” Her mother and William Slade’s mother were sisters. Slade for many years was a leading free-soil member of the United States Senate, and afterwards Governor of Vermont. The whole family on both sides have ever been the unswerving foes of slavery and despotism. In 1823, his father...
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