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Biographical Sketch of J. H. Jones

Jones, J. H.; banker; born, Dundee, O., Aug. 20, 1867; son of A. C. and Annie Russell Jones; common and high school education, and one year at Ohio Northern University; married, Detroit, Mich., 1904, Lottie M. Vemmard Allen; issue, five children; Republican; three years member Public Library Board; never held political office and does not expect to do so; began work with The Iron Valley Bank, at Canal Dover, O., twenty-six years ago; served two years as clerk; one year at The Citizens Bank, at Ada, O., as asst. cashier; for nearly twenty-three years, has been with The Lake Shore Banking & Trust Co., as clerk; promoted to sec’y, then treas. of Company, and treas. and cashier of the St. Clair & Superior St. offices; treas. The Vandalia Gas Co., The Merry Land Co.; treas. and sec’y Houghton Land & Drainage Co.; treas. Sales Corporation Co., and Julier Baking Co.; member Masons, Union, and Athletic Clubs. Recreations: Fishing and...

Biography of Henry Ford Harbaugh

Henry Ford Harbaugh. Even today the great State of Kansas is looked upon as a land of opportunities and a good place for the young man to settle and provide for the future. This is even more true thirty or forty years ago, though it required perhaps a stronger element of individual initiative, courage and ability to endure hardships with patience and fortitude. It was as a young man looking for a permanent home and a country where his energies and talents would be given the freest exercise that Henry Ford Harbaugh arrived in Kansas in 1878. An uncle was living on a farm near Wellington, and that town was his first choice of destination. He came by railroad as far as Newton, and then by horse and wagon drove over a large part of the western and central portion of the state, and from Wichita arrived in Wellington by stage. He was evidently satisfied, because soon after he reached Wellington he bought 160 acres of land, and started with characteristic vigor to farm it and raise stock. He broke much of that land with horse and ox teams, and his first wheat crop was cut with a cradle. He lived simply and frugally, and adapted himself to the hard conditions which surrounded the early Kansas farmers of thirty or forty years ago. For two years after he came to this state he taught school a part of each year. With that quarter section as a nucleus Mr. Harbaugh has continued to show his faith in Kansas farm land by investing his surplus until he now owns 1,000 acres...

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 Benjamin D. Nicola

Nicola, Benjamin D.; attorney; born, Italy, March 17, 1879; son of Vincenzo and Pasqua Miraldi Nicola; educated, Urichsville, O., High School, 1897; Ohio State University 1897-1901, LL. B., 1900; married Midvale, O., June 29, 1905, Harriet M. Stuckey; issue, four children, Kenneth, Esther, Margaret and Samuel; has practiced law in Cleveland since Jan. 1, 1905; member Chamber of Commerce, Odd Fellows, Tippecanoe...

Biographical Sketch of Dan T. Miller

Miller, Dan T.; county office; born, Oct. 13, 1867, at Dover, O.; father died when a year and a half old and mother when 16 years old; lived on a farm, educated in district schools of Dover; in 1895, elected justice of the peace for Dover; in 1897, began the study of law in Cleveland College of Law while teaching district school in Dover; in May, 1900, graduated from Baldwin University Law School; admitted to the bar in June, 1900; began law practice at once, taking active interest in Republican politics, and for a number of years member of the Republican executive committee of Cuyahoga County; May, 1910, appointed by Carmi A. Thompson, Sec’y of State, as a member of the Cuyahoga County Board of Deputy State Supervisors and Inspectors of Elections, and in 1912, elected Chief Deputy of same board, member Dover Lodge, No. 393, I. O. O. F.; belongs to several Masonic bodies, and member of Lookout Camp, S. of...

Biography of Joseph Kennedy Hudson, General

Gen. Joseph Kennedy Hudson. One of the ablest soldiers of Kansas and most determined fighter for the free-state movement, the late General Hudson will have a lasting fame not only for what he did in the trying years of Kansas’ youth, but also as founder and for many years editor of the Topeka Capital. It was his resourcefulness as a practical newspaper man and his wonderful ability as an editor and molder of public opinion that gave the Capital its wide influence and standing as a journal, and the history of the Kansas Press had no more notable figure than Joseph Kennedy Hudson. It is not the purpose of this article to describe in detail the history of the Topeka Capital. That belongs to other pages. But something should be said of General Hudson’s personal relations with that journal and also of his ability and personality as an editor. It was in 1873 that he purchased the Kansas Farmer and moved it from Leavenworth to Topeka. He continued to edit and publish this paper until 1879. In March of the latter year he began the publication of the Topeka Daily Capital, now owned by Governor Capper. To the task of making a metropolitan daily paper with at least a state wide influence, General Hudson brought keen foresight, rare judgment, magnificent courage and a fund of energy and endurance that was a marvel to his associates. In a few years he had made the support of the Capital almost indispensable to any general movement in state politics or affairs, and he also elevated it to the position of one of...

Biographical Sketch of Henry C. Muckley

Muckley, Henry C.; asst. supt. of instruction, Cleveland Public Schools; born, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, Sept. 28, 1850; educated, public schools and Oberlin College, degree of A. M., from Hiram College, 1896; taught school in Tuscarawas and Stark Counties, until 1872; then in the village schools of Mt. Union for one year; moved to Youngstown, and was principal of the grammar schools until 1884; then in Rayen High School one year; came to Cleveland in 1885 and taught physics in Central High School eight years; in 1893, appointed supervisor of the Cleveland Schools; appointed second asst. supt. of schools in 1901; and first asst. in 1902; member State and National Educational Associations; Republican; member Disciple...

Biographical Sketch of Edward W. Moore

Moore, Edward W.; capitalist; born at Canal Dover, Ohio, July 1, 1864; son of Philip and Abby Moore; common school education; married Louise Chamberlain, of Cleveland, Oct. 28, 1891; began as office boy, Everett, Weddell & Co., bankers, Cleveland, 1880; clerk cashier’s office, Nickel Plate R. R., 1883-1888; with East End Bank, Cleveland, 1888-1890; one of organizers, 1891, sec’y and treas., 1891-1899, vice pres., 1900-1901, Dime Savings & Banking Co.; resigned; one of the organizers, 1901, Western Reserve Trust Co. (vice pres.); pres. Lake Shore Electric Ry. Co.; member Everett-Moore Syndicate; director in numerous electric and telephone companies in and around Cleveland, Toledo and Detroit; Republican; Presbyterian. Clubs: Union, Athletic, Country, Euclid (Cleveland), Detroit (Detroit), Toledo (Toledo), Metropolitan, Lawyers (New...

Hall, Gene W. – Obituary

Lostine, Oregon Eugene Walter Hall passed away at his home in Lostine, Oregon, Tuesday evening, November 30, 1926, at 6 o’clock, after a lingering illness of several months. He was born in Bellevue, Ohio, December 19, 1872, and lacked but 18 days of being 54 years old. In 1897, he was married to Belle Alexander, of Rockford, Ohio, to which union was born one child. This home life was early broken into by the death of his wife, and with his little daughter he came to Oregon, where his parents and sisters resided. Here he lived the remainder of his life: 21 years being spent in the public schools of Oregon. Five years previous he taught in Ohio schools. On January 8, 1910 he married Sarah (Sadie) Bruce Womack, of Lostine, Oregon, who, with one daughter, survives him. A little daughter, Neola fern, brightened the home for one short year. Mr. Hall was a man of strong character, never seeking publicity, but ready to assist where he felt he was needed. His influence was deep and far reaching, as was proved through the last weeks of his illness, by many letters and flowers from former pupils, teachers and friends. His great fortitude was apparent from the time he learned of his incurable condition, and the maximum length of his life. He immediately began to make his arrangement’s so as to relieve his loved ones as of much anxiety as possible. The courage with which he met his suffering was most pathetic but he emphasized to the last that his strength came from above. His trust in his Savior, and...

Drake, Eliza Hester Cunning – Obituary

Eliza Hester Cunning, daughter of Richard and Julian (Swagler) Cunning was born in Ragersville, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, on March 21, 1846. She passed away at her home on Des Moines Street, Brooklyn, Iowa on January 27, 1929. Mrs. Drake came to Brooklyn from her childhood home in Ohio when a girl of sixteen. Since then she has lived continuously in or near Brooklyn. She experienced all the privations and hardships to which the pioneers of this community fell heir. Like a true pioneer, she has always displayed a courageous spirit, and a wonderful fortitude in time of stress or trouble. At the time of her death, she was one of the oldest pioneers in Brooklyn and held the longest membership on the roll of Grace M. E. Church, having united with the church in March 1864. She was the last charter member of the church. She was united in marriage with Charles A. Drake on Nov. 23, 1865. They lived on their farms in Bear Creek and Madison Townships until March 1900 when they removed to her late home in Brooklyn. They were the parents of ten children, four of whom survive, Mrs. Wesley Crawford, J. A. Drake, Florence and May all of Brooklyn. No one but a mother can realize the weary hours, the sleepless nights, the sacrifices it meant to rear a family of small children under conditions which were never easy in those days. Neither can they realize the grief of giving up four of those little ones to the angel of Death. Yet, in later years many times these words were heard, “Those were the...
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