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Biography of Paul J. McBride

Every one who had had any relations with the Department of Labor in the state government during the last year realizes that Governor Capper could not have made a better ehoice for the office of State Labor Commission than when he selected Paul J. McBride for these important responsibilities. To his official duties Mr. McBride brought a long and varied experience, most of it obtained in the ranks of organized labor. He is in close touch with the men who toil and he also had that breadth of mind and sympathies which are the fruit of association with people and affairs in more than one field of work and in more than one locality. He had been a farmer, a machinist, both a worker and an employer, and for many years was active in railroad service. He was born in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, June 8, 1860, one of four children, all of whom are still living, and whose parents were David N. and Jane (Clarke) McBride. His father was born in Lawrence County and his mother in Washington County, Pennsylvania. When a young man David N. McBride learned the tailor’s trade, but most of his career was spent as a farmer. When the news of the discovery of gold on the Pacific coast reached his part of the county, he was one of those who eagerly accepted the opportunity to become an argonaut, and joined a company of men at Pittsburg in 1849. They proceeded by boat as far as St. Joseph, Missouri, where they outfitted, and their party combined with others to the number of about 250. This...

Biographical Sketch of William E. Wall

Wall, William E.; pres. Fred G. Clark Co.; born, Chatham, Ont., Can., Aug. 23, 1868; educated, common schools and Chatham High School and Collegiate Institute; came to Cleveland in 1890; engaged in the oil business, for the past 24 years identified with the Fred G. Clark Co.; elected pres. of the National Petroleum Ass’n, 1903; pres. the Tiona Refining Co., Indianapolis, Ind., treas. the Conewango Refining Co., Warren, Pa.; director the Monitor Oil Co.; Great Western Oil Co., and Manufacturers Oil Co.; elected sec’y of the Cleveland Petroleum Ass in, 1904; member Euclid, Hermit, and Clifton Clubs; Chamber of Commerce; member the Conewango Club, Warren, Pa., and the Venango Club, Oil City,...

Biography of Henry Justin Allen

Henry Justin Allen of Wichita had achieved a position among Kansas’ leading newspaper editors and publishers. He began as a newspaper reporter, was editor and owner at different times of various papers in the state, and is now proprietor of the Wichita Beacon. Mr. Allen was born at Warren, Pennsylvania, September 12, 1869, and his parents John and Rebecca Elizabeth (Goodin) Allen were natives of the same section. John Allen served four years in the Ninth New York Cavalry, and a few years after the close of the war came west to Kansas, where he went through the pioneer hardships entailed upon the early settlers. Mr. Allen’s mother is still living, a resident of Clifton, Kansas. While the accident of birth deprived Henry J. Allen of being a native son of Kansas, he had spent nearly all his conscious existence here. He attended the common schools at Burlingame, and completed his education in Washburn College at Topeka and at Baker University, from which he holds the degree Master of Arts. He found newspaper work congenial to his tastes and talents, and as soon as possible became an individual publisher. In 1894 he bought the Manhattan Nationalist, and subsequently owned the Ottawa Herald and several other small town dailies in Kansas. In 1897 Mr. Allen purchased the Wichita Daily Beacon and is now chief owner of that paper, the recognized leader in news distribution and in influence in the southwestern quarter of the state. Mr. Allen is also president of the Beacon Building Company, which owned the ten-story office building from which the Beacon is published. While Mr. Allen had...

William Dwight Todd of Warren PA

William Dwight Todd9, (Luzerne8, Lemuel7, Jehiel6, Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 21, 1854, married twice, first, Dolly Tillotson, who died in 1909, second,(???). They lived in Warren, Penn. in 1919. Children: 2597. Glen. 2598. Grace Ledyard, m. Hugh Siggins. 2599. Alfred. 2600. Allan. 2601. Myra. 2602....

Delphine Electa Todd Thompson of Warren PA

THOMPSON, Delphine Electa Todd8, (Ora B.7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born March 25, 1849, in Stockton, N. Y., married Oct. 3, 1866, George W. Thompson, who was born May 20, 1841, in Newport, Herkimer County, N. Y. They lived in Warren, Penn., in 1912, where he was a petroleum producer. Children: I. Addie Delphine; is a graduate of the Warren (Penn.) High School and in 1912, was living with her parents. II. Merle Alonzo, m. Nov. 25, 1896, Edith M., daughter of John Humphrey, of Warren, Penn.; he was living in Chicago, Ill., in 1912, where he was a dealer in guilt edge securities. III. Eva Mae, d. Oct. 12, 1905; although an invalid she had a fine contralto voice, and was also a good...

Biography of George N. Moore

George N. Moore, who is general manager for the Petroleum Products Company and of the Standard Asphalt and Rubber Company at Independence, has spent practically all his adult life in connection with the oil industry and for many years was with the Standard Oil Company in eastern states. Born at Raymilton, Pennsylvania, November 18, 1878, he is a son of Nelson and Ada (Bell) Moore, who are now living retired at Richmond, Virginia. The Moore family came from Scotland to New York state several generations ago. Nelson Moore, who was born at Rochester, New York, in 1845, was reared and was married in Butler County, Pennsylvania, his wife being a native of the latter county, and in 1883 he moved to Warren, Pennsylvania. He was long connected with the Standard Oil Company in official capacities, but ten years ago retired and has since lived at Richmond, Virginia. During the Civil war he spent three years in a New York regiment of infantry. George N. Moore received his early education in the public schools of Warren, Pennsylvania, graduating from the high school in 1893, and at once beginning the career which has brought him to his present responsibilities as an oil man. His first work was done for the Buckeye Pipe Line Company, and he spent 19½ years with the Standard Oil in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. Moving to Independence, Kansas, January 1, 1913, he has since been general manager for the Petroleum Products Company and the Standard Asphalt and Rubber Company. The Standard Asphalt and Rubber Company, which has its offices in the same building as the Petroleum...

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