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Biographical Sketch of Augustus F. House

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now House, Augustus F.; physician; born, Cleveland, Oct. 7, 1847; son of Hudson M. and Mary Snyder House; studied at Woodville and Oberlin; graduated Western Reserve Medical College; post-graduate work at Vienna, Berlin and London; married, Cleveland, 1872, Mary Grace Cleave; two children; clinical professor of surgory, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Cleveland; director and member of finance committee of Lake Shore Banking & Trust Co.; member American Medical Ass’n, Ohio State Medical Ass’n, Cleveland Academy of Medicine (president, 1898); pres. of medical staff and trustee St. Clair Hospital; Past Eminent Commander of Oriental Commandery, K. T., Past Most Excellent High Priest, Webb Chapter, R. A. M., Past Master, Cleveland City Lodge, F. & A. M.; member of Library Board five years; member Co. G, 3d Ohio Veteran Vol....

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Biographical Sketch of Lewis Hall

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Hall, Lewis; life insurance; born, Ox Bow, N. Y., Nov. 19, 1S57; son of Caleb G. and Catherine J. Lewis Hall; educated, Cazenovia, N. Y., Evanston, Ill.; married, Theresa, N. Y., March 31, 1896, Henrietta C. Simonds; twenty years representative The Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co., Newark, N. J., at present with The Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Co., Hartford Conn.; director T. H. Geer & Co.; member of Wade Park Lodge, No. 800, I. O. O....

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Biography of Rt. Rev. John Patrick Farrelly, D. D.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Farrelly, John Patrick, Rt. Rev. D. D.; Bishop of Cleveland; born, Memphis, Tenn., March 15, 1856; son of John P. and Martha Clay Moore Farrelly; early education in the grammar schools of Tennessee, Arkansas and Kentucky; studied classics for three years at Georgetown University, Washington, D. C.; in 1873, went to Europe, to complete classical education; graduated from the College of Notre Dame de la Paix, Namur, Belgium; from Namur, went to the American College, Rome, to study philosophy and theology; at the conclusion of a brilliant course received the Doctorate in Sacred Theology from The University of the Propaganda, Rome; was ordained priest, May 22, 1880, by Cardinal Monaca Lavalletta, in the Lateran Basilica, Rome; asst. pastor of the Cathedral, Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 5, 1882; pastor of the Cathedral and Chancellor of the Diocese of Nashville, 1883-1887; Sept. 25, 1887, was made sec’y of the American Bishops at Rome; spiritual director of the American College, Rome, 1894-1909; received the title of Monsignor from Leo XIII, and enjoyed the same distinction under Pius X; March 16, 1909, he was notified of his appointment to the See of Cleveland; May 1, 1909, he was consecrated Bishop in the Chapel of the American College, Rome, by Cardinal Gotti, Perfect of Propaganda; assigned by Bishop Morris of Little Rock,...

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Biographical Sketch of Egbert Nelson Fairchild

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Fairchild, Egbert Nelson; flour mfgr.; born, Peekskill, N. Y., Sept. 28, 1868; son of Egbert Henry and Mary Seymour Fairchild; public school education; married, Buffalo, N. Y., Oct. 4, 1893, Gertrude A. Kenny; two daughters Catherine and Mary; in flour milling business twenty-seven years; becoming pres. of the Cleveland Milling Co. in 1910; before that mgr. Pittsburgh Flour Co., Minneapolis; member Cleveland Athletic and Euclid Golf...

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Biographical Sketch of George C. Hansen

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Hansen, George C.; attorney-at-law; born, Schlesni, Germany, May 30, 1868; son of Henry William and Hannah Peterson Hansen; educated, Ohio Northern University, B. A., 1895, University of Michigan, LL. B., 1898; married, Cleveland, June 29, 1904, Orra Phillips; issue, three children; asst. county prosecutor of Cuyahoga county, from 1908 to 1910; pres. Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, 1912-1913; pres. Cuyahoga County Sunday School Ass’n, 1908-1910; taught country school in Wood county in 1889-1891; supt. of Hoytville, O., schools, 1892-1894; supt. Perrysburg, Ohio, schools, 1896-1897; began practicing law in Cleveland, September, 1898; director Lakewood Bank, Crucible Steel Castings Co., and W. E. Minor Co.; Mason, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; member Lakewood Tennis Club. Recreations: Raising Fruits and...

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Biography of Martin B. Daly

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Daly, Martin B.; born, May 11, 1860, and his early life was spent on a farm with his parents near Mayville, N. Y.; his grand-parents on both sides were born in Ireland; he received his education in public schools at Mayville, and in 1878, left home and went to the Bradford oil fields in Pennsylvania, and for three years worked in various capacities on leases, drilling wells, pipe lines and pump stations in the Bradford and Richburg field; in 1881, he was engaged as assistant superintendent of the Warren County (Pennsylvania) Gas Fuel and Heating Company, controlled at that time by C. A. and D. Cornen; gas was piped to North Clarendon, Pa.; shortly after he engaged in this work, the Cherry Grove oil field was discovered; Mr. Daly was engaged as an oil scout during the drilling of the famous well “646” and other wildcat wells that had an important bearing on the oil market at that time; later he assisted in the construction of the gas plants at Oil City, Titusville and Meadville, making Oil City his headquarters, from which point he traveled for two years; in 1886, he was elected general superintendent of the Buffalo Natural Gas Fuel Company, of which the late Daniel O’Day was president; this was the first attempt to...

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Biographical Sketch of John Eaton Darby

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Darby, John Eaton; physician; born, South Williamstown, Mass., Aug. 20, 1835; son of William and Electa (Edwards) Darby; A. B., Williams College, 1858; M. D., Western Reserve Medical College, 1861; married at Cleveland, Julia Frances Wright, of Hudson, O., April 11, 1861 (died May 3, 1867); 2d, Emma Maybell Cox, of Cleveland, May 1, 1872 (died June 2, 1888); prof. Latin and Greek, Cleveland Institute, 1858-1860; demonstrator anatomy, Western Reserve Medical College, 1861-1862; surgeon in Civil War, 1862-1866; surgeon Cleveland & Pittsburg R. R., 1867-1887; member medical board, City Hospital, 1895-1908; emeritus prof. therapeutics, 1906, Western Reserve Medical College; has made special studies in natural history and is well-known as naturalist; member Cleveland Academy of Medicine, Ohio State Medical Society, A. M. A., Buffalo Society Natural Sciences, National Geographical...

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Biographical Sketch of Frank M. Drew

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Drew, Frank M.; mgr. Star Theater; born, New York City, June 30, 1852; son of Frank N. and Louisa M. Drew; educated, public schools, Philadelphia, Pa.; Military Academy at Village Green, Pa.; married, 1885, Blanche C. Collard, of Wyandotte, Mich.; issue, six children; actor for two years, following the profession in New York City; sixteen years in the circus business; conducted museums in Providence, Columbus, Cleveland and Indianapolis; in 1883, built the Cleveland Theater and became connected with Mr. Campbell in conducting playhouses in various places; leased Colonial theater in Cleveland and subject to Ray F. Comstock; member Elks and Masonic Bodies; fine summer home at Girard,...

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Biographical Sketch of Walter Horace Cottingham

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Cottingham, Walter Horace; president The Sherwin Williams Co.; born, Ounenice, Ont., Canada, Jan. 8, 1866; son of William and Lucy Cottingham; first employed as clerk in hardware store in Peterboro, Ont.; prop. Walter H. Cottingham & Co., paints and varnishes, Montreal; senior partner Cottingham, Robertson & Co., Montreal; in 1896, mgr. Montreal branch, The Sherwin Williams Co.; appt. gen. mgr. Sherwin Williams Co. of Ohio, in 1898; vice pres. and gen. mgr. in 1903; pros. in 1908; is also pres. Sherwin Williams Co. of Canada, Ltd.; Cleveland Box Co. and Ozark Smelting Co.; chairman of board, Lewis Berger & Sons, Ltd., London; director Cleveland Trust Co.; executive member Railway Business Assn, N. Y.; National Civic Ass’n, Efficiency Society, N. Y.; American Academy Political and Social Science; member Union, Country, Mayfield, Chagrin Valley Hunt Clubs, Cleveland; St. Maurice Fish and Game Club, Canada; Phylis Court Club, Henley on Thames, Eng.; married May 22, 1888, Montreal, Gertrude E. Bennett, of that city; issue, two sons and two daughters; author of “Business Business Success”; this work was published in America and England and has been sold in every country in the world. Fond of...

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Biographical Sketch of Milton Freshwater

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Freshwater, Milton; paving contractor; born, West Virginia, Sept. 11, 1877; son of E. A. and Clarenda Campbell Freshwater; educated in commercial course at Morgantown, W. Va.; married, Johnstown, Pa., Dec. 31, 1907, Miss C. B. Williams; two children; has worked at the street-paving business since 1893; completing street paving in the following places; Johnstown and Freeport, Pa., Chester, W. Va., Alliance, Richwood, Ada and Cleveland, Ohio; since April, 1909; the paving contracts are man-aged by three members of the firm, while Mr. E. A. Freshwater takes no part in this branch of the business; the firm consists of E. A. Freshwater, Philip, Elmer and Milton Freshwater, sons of E. A.; the firm has offices in Morgantown, W. Va., and...

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Biographical Sketch of Edmund E. Allyne

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Allyne, Edmund E.; manufacturer; born, Cleveland, Dec. 25, 1874; son of Joseph and Anna Allyne; common school education; married, Cleveland May 14, 1902, Mildred Ford; issue, Mildred Vernon, born Aug. 23, 1903, Rollin Ford, born May 12, 1905, and Stanley Rodman, born Jan. 24, 1913; served five years Co. K, 5th Inft., O. N. G., 1893 to 1898; started in Jan., 1900, what has grown to be the largest aluminum foundry business in the world with plants in six states. He was the pioneer in the manufacture of aluminum castings, making commercially first casting in 1908. This metal did not begin to come into use for foundry purposes until 1900, the tonnage used at that time was comparatively small. The Allyne Bro.’s Foundry Co., which later became The Aluminum Castings Co., started its first plant here in 1900; in 1903 established a plant in Detroit, Mich., and a year later a plant at Buffalo, N. Y.; other plants have since been established at Bridgeport, Conn., New Kensington, Pa., and Manitowac, Wis.; these plants have a capacity of two million pounds of aluminum castings per month, in addition to a large production of brass castings; up to the present time the Automobile Industry has been the largest users of aluminum castings, but the demand in other fields...

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Biographical Sketch of Dan Freeman Bradley

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Bradley, Dan Freeman; clergyman; born, Bangkok, Siam, March 17, 1857; son of Dan Beach and Sarah (Blachly) Bradley; educated, Oberlin College, 1882, Oberlin Theological Seminary, 1885, Oberlin Honorary Degree Doctor of Divinity, 1909; same degree, Cornell College, 1904; married, Oberlin, O., July 9, 1883, Lillian Jaques; three sons, Dwight J., Robert G., and Theodore Bradley; pastor Steubenville Ohio, Congregational Church, 1885-1887; Yankton, S. D., 1887-1892; Grand Rapids, Mich., 1892-1902; pres. Iowa College, Grinnel, Ia., 1902-1905; pastor Pilgrim Church, Cleveland, 1905 to date; has gymnasium, branch of public library cooking school and mothers club; has been instrumental in the organization of the above; member Congregational National Council, Congregational Conference of Ohio, Congregational Union, Cleveland, Federated Churches, Cleveland, trustee Oberlin College, Schauffler School, Cleveland, Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga.; member Chamber of Commerce, Congregational Club, Cleveland. Recreations: Base-ball, Rowing and...

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Biographical Sketch of George Taylor Bishop

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Bishop, George Taylor; owner of electric railways; born, Ravenna, O., Oct. 11, 1864; son of Clark B. and Arvilla A. Taylor Bishop; public school education; married, Brownsville, Pa., Nov. 26, 1891, Anna L. Swearer; pres. and director Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis R. R. Co.; director Cleveland Trust Co.; director National Bank of Baltimore, Baltimore, Md.; director Munsey Trust Co., Washington, D. C.; member Union, Country, Mayfield, Cleveland Automobile Clubs; Cleveland, Maryland and Baltimore Country Clubs; Baltimore, Columbia Country Club, Washington, D. C., Ohio Society of New...

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Biographical Sketch of Alfred J. Anderson

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Anderson, Alfred J.; division freight agent, Baltimore & Ohio R. R.; born, Butler, Pa., Jan. 17, 1870; son of Samuel and Drusilla C. Harper Anderson; educated, public schools Butler and Prospect Academy, Prospect, Pa.; married, Washington, D. C., Feb. 15, 1900, Florence E. Wynne; one daughter, Anna Elizabeth; May 1, 1890, entered the service of the Baltimore & Ohio R. R.; clerk in general freight office, Pittsburgh, till March, 1891; March, 1891, to March, 1896, sec’y to gem freight agent, Pittsburgh; March, 1896, to July, 1905, sec’y to freight traffic mgr., at Baltimore; July, 1905, to Feb., 1907, division freight agt., at Columbus, O.; since Feb. 1907, division freight agt.,...

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Biographical Sketch of Frank Jerome Bachelder

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Bachelder, Frank Jerome; division engineer, B. & O.; born, Durand, Wis., July 5, 1877; son of W. F. and Mattie Bowman Bacheldor; graduate Univ. of Wisconsin; civil engineering; married, Butler, Ind., Nov. 15, 1904, Mabel Reed; one daughter; entered B. & O. service as rodman in 1900; transit man 1902; division engineer Aug. 10, 1902; inspector of maintenance, office chief engineer M. of W., Nov. 25, 1904; division engineer Shenandoah division, May, 1906; division engineer Wheeling division, June, 1907; division engineer Cleveland division, May 10, 1910; member Am. R. A. Engineering Ass’n; Kappa...

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