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Biographical Sketch of Orlof T. Brown

Brown, Orlof T.; insurance; born, Cambridge, O., Aug. 16, 1870; son of Joshua and Annie E. Tingle Brown; common school education; married, Columbus, O., Aug. 16, 1904, Alberta E. Fowler; one son and one daughter; observer United States Weather Bureau; state examiner,...

Biographical Sketch of Ernest B. Brown

Brown, Ernest B.; mfr.; born, Troy, N. H., June 7, 1874; son H. J. and A. M. Bemis Brown; Grammar and High School education, Cleveland schools; married, Cleveland, Jan. 7, 1903, Mabel S. Herringshaw; two children, E. B. Brown; mfr. and dispensing optician; Cour De Lon...

Biographical Sketch of T. Dave Brown

Brown, T. Dave; real estate; born, Cleveland, Sept. 3, 1852; of Scotch descent; son of James and Anna Black Brown; educated, public schools, Cleveland, 1884-1890, in charge of Case Library and Building; member City Council, 1885-1886; elected assessor of real property...

Biographical Sketch of Paul J. Brown

Brown, Paul J.; automobile business; born, Zanesville, O., Nov. 10, 1864; public school education; started with The Jacob Smith Carriage & Wagon Co., 1875-1879; then went to Pittsburgh in various carriage and wagon shops; came to Cleveland in 1890; foreman for The...

Biographical Sketch of Stephen E. Brooks

Brooks, Stephen E.; pres. The Brooks Co., mfg. stationers and printers; born, Elyria, O., Dec. 13, 1850; son of Henry J. and Abagail Hart Brooks; grandfather, Samuel Brooks, one of Lorain County’s early settlers, driving ox team from Connecticut; family moved to...

Biographical Sketch of Charles S. Brooks

Brooks, Charles S.; born, Cleveland, Jan. 25, 1878; son of Stephen E. and Mary Coffinberry Brooks; educated, Yale University, class 1900; married, Cleveland, Oct. 12, 1907, Minerva Kline; entered the Brooks Co. in 1900; made sec’y of the Company in 1910; also...

Biographical Sketch of Harry A. Adams

Adams, Harry A.; real estate; born, Tuscarawas Co., O., April 30, 1861; son of William and Catherine Kohr Adams; public school education; married, Akron, O., May 9, 1889, Minnie Bell Helfer; in drug business in Akron, 0., for seven years; Canal Dover, O., 1890,...

Biographical Sketch of George Dana Adams

Adams, George Dana; manufacturer; born, Warren, O., Feb. 17, 1863; son of George and Elizabeth Dana Adams; public school education; married, Cleveland, March 3, 1887; Grace Field; one daughter, Margaret Adams Schmidt, born, Jan. 19, 1891; entered business in 1879 with...

Biographical Sketch of William Vernon Backus

Backus, William Vernon; lawyer, lecturer and inventor; born, Cleveland, Aug. 24, 1860; son of William and Lena Strobel Backus; educated. public schools and private tutors in German and Spanish; studied in London and Mexico, pupil of Dr. William Windsor; one son,...
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