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Biography of Andrew, Scott Rev.

Rev. Andrew Scott. The qualities of real manhood and the power of leadership were never in greater demand in church work than today. The clergy have always been men of education and of fine moral standing, and with these qualities the successful pastor must now combine the spiritual enthusiasm and some of the same enterprise and energy which are such vital assets in the business world. A better type of this modern minister Champaign County does not have than in the case of Rev. Mr. Scott, pastor of the Christian Church at Fisher. Mr. Scott is a man of letters, has had the benefit of extensive travel, is a fluent and logical speaker, and in the course of his active career has shown unusual capacity as an organizer, administrator and a real church builder. Some of these qualities he undoubtedly inherited from the land of his birth. He is a Scotchman by nativity, and was born at Melrose in Roxborough. His birth occurred February 13, 1857. He was the third in a family of six children, three sons and three daughters. All these children are living and all in Canada except Mr. Scott. His parents were Adam and Agnes (Gilroy) Scott. His father, who was born in the same locality as the son, was a Scotch teacher, an occupation also followed by the grandfather of Rev. Mr. Scott. In 1863 he determined to bring his family to the broader and more generous opportunities of the New World. The intention was to locate in the United States, but the war then raging between the North and the South caused a...

Biographical Sketch of John G. W. Cowles

Cowles, John G. W.; financier; born, Oberlin, O., March 14, 1836; son of Rev. Henry and Alice Welch Cowles; educated in public and preparatory schools of Oberlin; entered Oberlin College, graduating in 1856; studied for the ministry, earning money for education by teaching; graduated from the Oberlin Theological Seminary in 1859; married, in 1859, to Lois M. Church, of Vertmontville, Mich.; issue, two daughters, living, and two sons, deceased; second marriage, to Miss Beatrice Walker, of Brantford, Conn.; issue, one daughter, Jeanette, born in 1905; preached in the Congregational Church of Bellevue from 1859 to 1861; joined the army then; elected Chaplain of 55th O. V. I.; in the fall of 1862; resigned as Chaplain, and became the pastor of the First Congregational Church, Mansfield, in 1865; went to the church in Saginaw, Mich.; after six years, and on account of ill health, gave up the ministry and came to Cleveland, and for 3 years was editorial writer for the Leader; gradually drifted into the real estate field and had a prominent part in the large real estate deals of the city; mgr. of the real estate interests of John D. Rockefeller and Charles F. Brush, for eight years; served as pres. Cleveland Trust Co.; pres. Cleveland Chamber of Commerce (1896); pres. Park Board Commission (1900); trustee Oberlin College since 1874; LL. D., 1898; member Ohio Commandery of the Loyal Legion, Army and Navy Post, G. A. R.; Republican; member and deacon of Plymouth Congregational Church until its recent...

Biography of Herbert M. Howison, Prof.

Prof. Herbert M. Howison. As one of the flourishing cities of Kansas, Parsons has representatives in nearly all the industries and professions. As a developer of its musical interest the city has recently received an important addition in the person of Herbert M. Howison, a prominent professional musician and a man of wide experience as a teacher and devotee of the art. Professor Howison is a young man of much talent and has been thoroughly trained in many of the best schools and under some of the best instructors of the country. The family have lived in this country for about four generations. The original Howisons were residents of the Scandinavian Peninsula, removed from there to Scotland, and there the stock was fused with the Scotch and English races. On emigrating to America Mr. Howison’s ancestors located in New York State. His grandfather was Robert Howison, and was a pioneer cattle drover from New York State to Chicago. On one of his trips through the West he lost his life and is supposed to have been killed by Indians. Herbert Milford Howison was born at Chippewa Lake, Michigan, November 21, 1888. His father, James Robert Howison, who was born in New York State in 1851, spent the first thirteen years of his life there, and then went with his mother to Michigan. He has been identified with the lumber business all his active career, and chiefly as superintendent of lumber yards. In 1904 he moved his family to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and in 1909 returned to Michigan and located in Saginaw, where he had previously resided for twelve years....

Biographical Sketch of Ernest P. Lenihan

Lenihan, Ernest P.; underwriter; born, Saginaw, Michigan, Oct. 5, 1873; academic education; married; resident director Wilcox, Peek & Hughes, New York, prior to coming to Cleveland in 1901 engaged in marine insurance business in New York and Chicago; director in the following companies: New York Fire & Marine Underwriters, Knickerbocker Insurance Co., Lloyds, N. Y., Manitowor Ship Building & Dry Dock Co., The Wilbrand Co., Wilcox, Peck & Hughes; Independent politically; member The Association of Average Adjusters of the United States, Chamber of Commerce; member Union, Country, and Mayfield Clubs. Fond of...

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