Location: Akron Ohio

Biographical Sketch of Dudley S. Humphrey

Humphrey, Dudley S.; pros. The Humphrey Co.; born; Townsend, O., May 19, 1852; son of Dudley Sherman and Mabel Truman Fay Humphrey; educated, district schools and Buchtel College; married, Wakeman, 0., Sept. 3, 1879, Effie D. Shannon; issue, Mabel Elizabeth, born June 12, 1880, Harvey John, born Jan. 7, 1884, and H. Louise, born June 9, 1898; after leaving school worked on his father’s farm and engaged in other business interests until his father died in 1876, when with his brothers assumed the management of the estate; in 1884, was engaged with his brothers under the firm name of Humphrey Bros., seed growers, Wakeman, O.; in June, 1893, came to Cleveland and began the popping and retailing of popcorn without any capital; later engaged in making pull candy; in 1901, secured Euclid Beach Park which firm has operated ever since, making it the largest, cleanest, best patronized, and best paying summer resort in the country; in the autumn of 1907, firm built and opened the Elysium Rink, at University Circle; this is the largest and finest ice rink in the United States; pres. The Humphrey Co.; Mabel Elizabeth Humphrey is second vice pres.; Mrs. D. S. Humphrey is see ‘v and treas. of the company; Harvey John is asst. treas., and H. Louise, is the youngest member of the firm; treas. Ohio Good Roads Ass’n; good roads are his...

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Biographical Sketch of Arthur Adelbert Stearns

Stearns, Arthur Adelbert; attorney; born, Olmsted, O., July 18, 1858; son of Edmund and Anna J. Marsh Stearns; educated, Buchtel College, A. B. A. M., honorary degree LL. D., Harvard Law School; issue, three children; business connections, 1884-1890, Stearns & Kelley; 1902-1904, Stearns & Chamberlain; 1904-1909, Carr, Stearns, Chamberlain & Royon; 1909, Stearns, Chamberlain & Royon; sec’y Cleveland Bar Ass’n, 1890 to 1898; 1905, pres. Cleveland Bar Ass’n; trustee Buchtel College; member Chamber of Commerce and Union Club. Author of “Stearns on Suretyship” (1903), “Annotated Cases on Suretyship”...

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Biographical Sketch of Alfred George Tame

Tame, Alfred George; treas. Cleveland Trust Co.; born, Cleverland, Feb. 7, 1869; son of A. F. and Ellen Latimer Tame; educated in the public schools, and Buchtel College, Akron, 0.; graduated in 1890, B. S. degree; married, 1894, Clara Armstrong of Norwalk, O.; issue, four children; after finishing college, did journalistic work in Akron and Cleveland; in 1893, began as bookkeeper for the Old Arcade Bank; remained with the bank until it became the Euclid Ave. Trust Co.; was sec’y and treas. at the time of its failure in 1902; went with the Cleveland Trust Co., and after a few months, became asst. sec’y and treas.; in 1906, elected treas. of the Cleveland Trust Co.; veteran member of Troop A; Republican; member Hermit, University, and Union Clubs, and the Chamber of...

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Biographical Sketch of H. S. Odbert

Odbert, H. S.; coal business; born, Youngstown, O., Aug. 18, 1875; first business experience, Akron, O., in the retail coal concern of Odbert & Roseman, 1889; with the Starret Bros. Construction Interests, 1892-1898; with the exception of 1893, which year was spent in the coal mines of his father; 1898, to date has been affiliated with The H. S. Odbert Coal Co., and various mining interests, with which the firm is concerned; in 1910, upon the death of his father, was elected pres. of the company; member Chamber of Commerce, Athletic, Keswick Golf, and Automobile...

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Zelten, Walter Jr. – Obituary

Walt was born in Akron, OH on Feb. 5, 1930 to Bessie and Walt Zelten Sr. and passed away on May 26, 1997. Along with his family at age 12, he moved to the Tacoma area in the summer of 1942. He completed his elementary education in Akron, and attended Gault Jr. High and Lincoln High School here in Tacoma. After school, he was stationed in Korea with the Army during that war. He was a lifetime member with the Ray C. Roberts VFW Post #969. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Biographical Sketch of Andrew Lytle

Andrew Lytle, deceased, was born in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, in 1812. His parents moved to Akron, Ohio, when he was a small boy. At the age of twenty-one years he went back to Pennsylvania and married Hannah Hull. This lady was the daughter of Abner and Martha (Skinner) Hull, natives respectively of Pennsylvania and Connecticut. In 1834, two years after his marriage, he moved to Portage County, Ohio. Next he moved to Bidwell County, Missouri, and two years later to Nauvoo, Illinois. From the latter place he removed to Salt Lake, where he remained several years. In 1850 he came to California and was one of the first settlers at San Bernardino. Ile was a blacksmith by trade and followed that business for several years. He owned some fine land and was very successful. At one time he was mayor of San Bernardino, and has held various offices of public trust. He had eight children: Olive, now Mrs. Amasa Mariam; Serena E., now Mrs. Lacy Stilson; Heber John, who married Sarah McCrary; La Fayette, married Sophronia Parker; Mariette, wife of Harley Swarthout; Charles Loran, Lyman Melvin and Orissa. Mr. Lytle died in 1870, and his widow resides at the old home on Third Street near the Santa Fe depot, in San...

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Biographical Sketch of John Conover

John, son of Cornelius Conover, was born at Victor, New York. April 20. 1817. He was educated in the public schools of Victor. He and his three brothers worked on the father’s farm of four hundred acres during their youth, and he followed farming in Victor throughout his active life. In 1860 he planted an apple orchard that has made his farm one of the best fruit growing places of the town. In politics he was a Republican, in religion a Presbyterian. He died in Victor, October 10, 1908. He married, at Akron, Ohio, January 9, 1858, Elizabeth Tucker, who was born at Penn Yan, October 31, 1832, and survives her husband (1911). Children: 1. Theodore, mentioned elsewhere. 2. Nettie, born in 1862, died 1869. 3. Mabel, born July 12, 1894, married, September 23, 1902, Roy J. Provost. 4. Elizabeth, born April 15, 1876, resides with her mother at Victor. William Tucker, fattier of Mrs. Conover, was born in Plaistow, New Hampshire, and married Ruth Cameron, who was born in Akron, Ohio; children: George, a soldier in the civil war, died in 1900; Elisha, soldier in the civil war; Elizabeth, mentioned above; Junietta, married George H. Adams, now (1910) living in Canandaigua; child, Nellie Adams. The Tucker family moved to Yates county and afterward to...

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