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Biographical Sketch of George W. Reede

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now George W. Reede was born in Madison County, N. Y., and January 28, 1857. Received an academic education and graduated at the Albany (N. Y.) law school. Practiced his profession for a short time in his native State, removing to Salem, Kansas, in 1880, and in 1882 joined Mr. Moore in the publication of the...

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Biographical Sketch of Judge William E. Ambler

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Ambler, Judge William E.; real estate; born, Medina, O., 1845; son of Chester C. and Margaret Eglin Ambler; educated, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich.; A. M., Albion College, Albion, Mich.; B. S., Adrian College, Adrian, Mich.; A. M., Albany Law School, Albany, N. Y., LL. B.; married, Lyons, Mich., Dee. 25, 1871, Flora E. Lewis; issue, four children, Jay C., Angell A., William and Marguerite Faye; Judge of the Probate Court of Oceana Co., Mich.; state senator eight years, from Mich.; Pres. Pro. Tem. of the Senate; member of judiciary committee; chairman of committee of appiopdis and finances; have practiced law for 22 years; pres. The Curtis-Ambler Realty Co.; vice pres. The Cuyahoga S. & L. Co.; pres. The Ambler Realty Co., and The Realty Buying & Renting Co.; chairman of the board of trustees of Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich.; member Colonial and Athletic Clubs and Chamber of...

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Biographical Sketch of Michall F. Donovan

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Donovan, Michall F.; manufacturer; born, Corning, N. Y., 1863; son of John and Mary Leary Donovan; educated, Corning, N. Y.; married, Auburn, N. Y., 1905, Margaret Holmes; learned the printer’s trade, starting when 14, and worked at it for eight years, working in large cities of New York State, Syracuse, Albany, Troy and New York City; became interested in the manufacture and sale of typewriting machines in 1885; in 1892, started the making of typewriter ribbons in Cleveland; later added the making of carbon papers; see’y and treas. The Buckeye Ribbon and Carbon Co.; member Cleveland Credit Men’s...

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Biographical Sketch of William F. Eirick

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Eirick, William F.; born, Albany, N. Y., May 12, 1872; educated in the Albany and New York City public schools; with an export commission house, Wall St., N. Y., for several years; came to Cleveland in 1890, and entered the live stock business; commissioner of Cuyahoga county in 1903, youngest man ever elected to this position in the county; member Union, League, P. B. O. E., No. 18; treas. F. O. E , No. 125, 1902-1903; Republican; member Lutheran...

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Biographical Sketch of John Corydon Hutchins

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Hutchins, John Corydon; lawyer; born, Warren, O., May 8, 1840; son of John Hutchins; mother’s maiden name Andrews; educated, Warren public schools, Oberlin College and Albany Law School; married, Ravenna, O., Dec. 28, 1861, Jane M. Campbell; issue, five children, two daughters and three sons; 1st lieut. 2nd Ohio Cavalry in Civil War; came to Cleveland to live in 1868, and from that time on has lived an active professional business and official life; member of School Board, 1873; prosecuting attorney, 1871-1880; Judge of Police Court from 1883 to 1887; member of Public Library Board thirteen years, and pres. eight years; Common Pleas Judge, 1892 to 1895; Post Master from 1895 to 1899; first class member Military Order of Loyal Legion; at different times member of the Union and Euclid...

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Biographical Sketch of Monroe A. Ullman

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Ullman, Monroe A.; business; born, Franklin, Pa., April 5, 1866; son of Morris and Lena Abraham Ullman; educated, 1872 to 1887, Mayflower School and Spencerian Business College; married, Albany, N. Y., Nov. 15, 1892, Florence Fuld; issue, two sons, Howard, born April 5, 1894, and Rufus, born May 30, 1895; vice pres. The Ullman-Emstein Co.; director German-American Savings Bank Co.; after he left school, he started with Ullman-Emstein Co., wholesale liquors; has been with them ever since; was made vice pres. when the firm was incorporated; member Hebrew Relief Ass’n; member Knights of Pythias, Washington Lodge; Cleveland Lodge, No. 16, I. 0. B. B.; Hebrew Free Lean Ass’n; member Wilson Ave. Temple, Excelsior, and Athletic Clubs, Chamber of Commerce, Forest City Consistory of U. C. T., and Cleveland Commercial Traveler’s...

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Biographical Sketch of William Brownell Sanders

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Sanders, William Brownell; lawyer; born, Cleveland, O., Sept., 1854; son of William D. and Cornelia R. (Smith) Sanders; A. B., Illinois College, 1873, A. M., LL. B., Albany Law School, 1875; married Annie E. Otis, of Cleveland, April 30, 1884; Judge Court of Common Pleas, 1888-1890; resigned; member firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, Cleveland, since 1890; vice pres. Society for Savings; director Guardian Trust Co., National Commercial Bank, Cleveland Stone Co., Kelly Island Lime Co., etc. Clubs: Union, University, Tavern, Country, Roadside (Cleveland), Mayfield Country, University, and Lawyers’ (New...

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Biography of William Henry Van Meer, M. D.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now William Henry Van Meer, M. D. A comparatively recent recruit to the medical fraternity of Elk County, Dr. William Henry Van Meer is a physician and surgeon of more than a quarter of a century of standing and experience. When he entered upon his professional career it was as a man of matured mind, thoroughly alive to the responsibilities of the course which he had chosen, and one whose broad experience in other fields of endeavor had given him a keen insight into human nature, as well as developed his sympathies and spirit of kindliness. During the short time that he had been practicing at Longton, his present field of endeavor, he had won a place in the confidence and regard of the people, as well as a standing in the community as one of its learned and able men. Doctor Van Meer was born in the township of Brock, Province of Ontario, Canada, May 4, 1854, and is a son of William and Sarah Anna (Maybee) Van Meer. He is of Dutch descent, his grandfather, Simon Van Meer, having been born in Holland and an early resident of Albany, New York, at which place he owned forty acres of land during the days of the War of the Revolution. Later he went to Canada, locating...

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Sophia Rachel Todd Porter of Albany NY

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now PORTER, Sophia Rachel Todd8, (Eli M.7, Eli6, Jonah5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 12, 1828, died Nov. 11, 1858, married May 27, 1847, John K. Porter. They lived in Albany, N. Y., until her death. Children: I. Mary Ann, b. March 15, 1848, d. Jan. 15, 1858. II. Juliet Sophia, b. Aug. 14, 1849, d. Aug. 15, 1850. III. William Lawrence, b. Nov. 2, 1853, unmarried and lived in Waterford, N....

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George Brainard Todd of Marcellus NY

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now George Brainard Todd8, (Caleb7, Caleb6, Caleb5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born April 30, 1834, in Marcellus, Onondaga County, N. Y., died Sept. 20, 1874, in Pensacola, Fla., he was twice married, first, Oct. 7, 1857, Eliza M., daughter of Timothy M. and Elizabeth Ann (Swain) Todd, who was born Oct. 7, 1831, died Nov. 1, 1864. For her ancestry, see No. 577. He married second, April 7, 1866, Ella S. Latsch, who was born March 6, 1839. Mr. Todd graduated from the Onondaga Valley Academy and the Albany Medical School, and was thereafter duly licensed as a physician. In 1861, he was commissioned in the 12th N. Y. Vol. Militia, as Assistant Surgeon. Later he was commissioned in the same capacity in the U. S. Navy and served through the war. Shortly after the war, he was again commissioned in the Navy, and died of yellow fever while attending the sick, during an epidemic at Pensacola Navy Yard, in 1874. He was then Acting Past Assistant Surgeon. For some years he practiced medicine while a civilian, in Onondaga County, N. Y., but the greater part of his professional life was devoted to the service. The following was taken from the Baltimore Sun: “Died in Pensacola, Fla., acting Surgeon, George Brainard Todd, M. D. He was born...

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Biography of Augustus Keefer Boom, M.D.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now AUGUSTUS KEEFER BOOM, M. D., holding a noteworthy position in Western Massachusetts, has done much both along private lines of practice and in the public service and as a leading physician of Adams he is considered one of the foremost men in his profession in this section. Giving to the world his highest endeavors, his progress governed by lofty ideals, and his ever forward looking attitude, Dr. Boom has made his influence strongly felt in various lines of current endeavor, as well as in his professional work. He is a member of an old and honored family of America, originally from the Netherlands, Matthews and Johannes Boom having come to this country early in the eighteenth century. Dr. Boom is a great-grandson of Nicholas Boom, who was a member of Captain Nicholas Van Rensselaer’s company in the Revolutionary War. James Boom, the doctor’s father, was a prominent man of his day, and his mother, Lucy (Selby) Boom, was also a member of a prominent family. Augustus Keefer Boom was born in Albany, New York, May 13, 1866. Receiving his early education in the public schools of his birthplace, Dr. Boom later attended the medical department of Wooster University, Cleveland, Ohio, which was later absorbed by the Western Reserve University. His graduation from this institution occurred in...

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Biographical Sketch of Bernard Borgman

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Bernard Borgman, president and treasurer of the Vance Boiler Works of Geneva, New York, owes his present high position in the community, and his present prosperity entirely to his own efforts, rising from the ranks by dint of earnest and unremitting toil and energy. (I) Bernard Borgman, father of the present Bernard Borgman, was born in Germany, and died in America, 1896. He came to this country at the age of eighteen years and lived for one year in Albany, New York. He then removed to Rochester, where he was employed as a car builder in the Rochester Car Shops, his trade having been originally that of carpentry. He married in Germany, Christina Evercamp, who came to America at the same time that he did, and who died in...

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Biography of Benjamin W. Wooster

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now BENJAMIN W. WOOSTER OF THOSE who have worthily represented a useful and indispensable industry in Albany, the specimens of whose skillful workmanship are scattered far and wide through the land, we have a notable example in the career of Mr. B. W. Wooster, the popular furniture manufacturer of Nos. 36-38 North Pearl street, and the efficient president of the Albany County bank. Born in Albany County, N. Y., on the 24th of March, 1820, he is a son of David Wooster and Polly Woodbury, of New Hampshire. His parents, with a view of improving their financial condition, left the old granite state in 1816, and came to Albany. Here, with the characteristic enterprise, economy and perseverance of New Englanders they started out to make an honest living by hard work. On account of their limited means their son Benjamin was obliged, early in life, to look out for himself. After receiving a good, common-school education, he found that the best thing for him to do was to learn some useful trade. From a small boy his natural taste was found to be altogether in the line of cabinet making, and even then he would cultivate his budding genius in this respect by making various miniature articles of furniture by which his own childish fancy was highly...

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Biography of Francis H. Woods

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now FRANCIS H. WOODS AN ALBANIAN whom his fellow-citizens delight to honor is Francis H. Woods. He was born forty-five years ago in this city, which has always been his cherished home. His love for the city and his pride in its history have often found eloquent expression in him. Early in the present century his parents emigrated to this country from Longford county, Ireland – a. county which gave Maria Edgeworth and Oliver Goldsmith to the world, and which is also notable for being the birthplace of the progenitors of the Clintons, so illustrious in the history of the state. No wonder then that he glories in his ancestral land or that he is in full sympathy with her struggling patriots. He received his early education at the school of Capt. Michael O’Sullivan, and subsequently took the English course in the Albany Boys’ academy, where he won the principal’s prize for his essay on “Mahomet.” His favorite teacher here was Prof. E. P. Waterbury. A beautiful friendship existed between teacher and pupil which only the hand of death could break. He soon began to take an active part in the more public duties of life. His ardent nature loved excitement and while a delegate from the famous engine company No. ii, he was, after a contest...

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Biography of Chauncey P. Williams

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now CHAUNCEY P. WILLIAMS AMONG the noted men of Albany Chauncey P. Williams stands in the front rank as a banker and financier. He is a native of Connecticut – a state which has furnished so many of the enterprising pioneers of our own and other states of the Union. He was born at Upper Middletown (now Cromwell), Conn., on the 5th of March, 1817, the son of Josiah and Charity Shaler Williams. His early years were spent upon his father’s farm, where in summer his physical powers were trained to healthful development by the labors of the farm, and his winters occupied in mental culture at the common school. He early developed a taste for mathematics and astronomy, and probably would have devoted his life to those sciences, but for the fact that circumstances made it imperative that he must earn his own way in the world. At the age of sixteen he accepted a clerkship with his brothers, the firm of T. S. Williams & Brothers, then engaged in extensive commercial business at Ithaca, N. Y.  He remained at Ithaca two years, when in 1835 he was transferred to the Albany house of the same firm, then under the direction of Josiah B. Williams. In 1839 he succeeded to the business of the Albany house,...

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