Location: Allegheny County PA

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 Jacob Hoffman Wagon Co., 1890-1898; then went to Cincinnati with The O. Armleder Co. until 1901; returned to Cleveland and formed partnership with firm of Broc Carriage & Wagon Co.; upon incorporation of firm, in 1903, elected vice pres. and gen. mgr.; in 1908, sold his interest and retired to the farm; in 1909, formed the Brown Auto Carriage Co., pres. and gen. mgr.; member I. 0. O. F. and Automobile Club; Independent in...

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Biographical Sketch of William Fleming Abel

Abel, William Fleming; manager; born, Pittsburgh, Pa., April 2, 1875; son of Joseph and Louise Marchand Abel; educated, Washington-Jefferson college; married, Pittsburg, Pa., March 18, 1899, Mary D. Coyle; member Iron and Steel Institute of England, International Society for Testing Materials, Automobile Engineers; member F. & A. M., Tyrian Lodge, Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, Rotary and West Brook Country...

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Biographical Sketch of Paul H. Anthony

Anthony, Paul H.; contractor; born, Pennsylvania, 1876; son of William M. and Sarah Chambers Anthony; educated, public and high school, supplemented by private tutors, also experimental and research work; married, Allegheny, Pa., 1901, Gertrude E. Cox; issue, three children; military service in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War and Philippine insurrection; pres. The Standard Structural Co., Cleveland, and same Co., Canada; pres. The Hindman-Henderson Co. of Penn.; manager or director in allied contracting companies covering various fields of construction; member American Society Engineering...

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Biographical Sketch of Alfred Arthur

Arthur, Alfred; music teacher; born, Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 8, 1844, son of Hamilton and Margaret Hanna Arthur; educated, Boston School of Music, married, Delaware, O., Dec. 12, 1871, Kate S. Burnham; two sons, Alfred Franklin and Edwin Denison; served from 1861 to July, 1865, in the 23rd Regiment, O. V. V. I., during the Civil War; at an early age studied flute and piano; studied voice with B. F. Baker, form and composition with Julius Eichberg and August Luch, also studied with Henry Brown and Mathew Arbbuck, noted soloists; was tenor in the Church of the Advent in Boston; moved to Cleveland and established himself as teacher of voice; was tenor at Trinity Cathedral and Second Baptist Church; in 1873 established The Cleveland Vocal Society, a famous organization noted for their productions of large forms, such as Rubenstein’s “Tower of Babel,” Berlioz’ “Damnation of Faust,” St. Saens’ “Sampson and Delilah,” etc.; visited Europe and studied methods of musical instruction; in 1885 founded The Cleveland School of Music; in 1887 went abroad again to study teaching methods under the best instructors, and selected studies and library for his school; in 1878 founded and directed the Bach Choir, and in 1892 the Sacred Music Society, both famous choirs, noted for their excellent work; director of Oratorio Society and conductor of five May Festivals; composer of a number of studies, and progressive...

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Biographical Sketch of James Welch Frazier

Frazier, James Welch; consulting engineer; born, Pittsburgh, Pa., July 4, 1870; son of George G. and Sadie B. Smith Frazier; educated, Grammar and High School, Allegheny, Pa.; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; graduated, 1894, degree of Civil Engineer; married, Troy, N. Y., 1895, Jennie H. Van Deusen; two daughters, Ruth and Helen; chief engineer Federal St. & Pleasant Valley R. R., Pittsburg, 1894-1896; asst. engineer Pennsylvania Co., in office of chief engineer, 1896-1899; engineer Brown Hoisting Mchy. Co., 1899-1905; member of firm Frazier & Fox, 1905-1910; pres. The J. W. Frazier Co., 1910, to date; member of board of consulting engineers in connection with construction of Detroit-Superior High Level Bridge; director The Civic League of Cleveland; past pres. The Cleveland Engineering Society; member Rensselaer Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, and Cleveland Engineering Society; member Athletic, Colonial, City, and Automobile Clubs, Chamber of...

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Biographical Sketch of Norris J. Clarke

Clarke, Norris J.; born, Cleveland, Aug. 29, 1880; son of Jay M. and Lena D. Clarke; educated, Cleveland public schools and Central High School; married, Sewickley, Pa., June 24, 1907, Katherine Pearson; two daughters, Kathleen and Marguerite; entered the employ of The Bourne-Fuller Co. in 1897, as office boy and worked at all office positions, becoming salesman in 1904, and mgr. of their Pittsburgh office from 1906 to 1911 when he accepted his present position; sec’y The Upson Nut Co.; pres. Searight Supply Co., and sec’y Union Nut & Bolt Co.; member Union and Athletic Clubs, of Cleveland, and the Duquesne Club, of...

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Biographical Sketch of William McKinley Duncan

Duncan, William McKinley; lawyer; born, Pittsburg, Pa., May 19, 1873; son of Andrew J. and Sarah McKinley Duncan; educated, public schools Pittsburgh, Pa., and Rayen High School, Youngstown, O., and Cornell University, Ithaca., N. Y.; married, Youngstown, O., Oct. 18, 1899, Viola Deetrick; issue, three sons; admitted to bar, October, 1894; associated with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey ever since; became member of firm, January, 1911; representing Eastern Trunk Railroad in the engineer arbitration; receiver of the Wheeling & Lake Erie R. R. Co.; member Union, Athletic, Mayfield and Hermit...

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Biographical Sketch of James K. Dillon

Dillon, James K.; assistant general passenger agt. Pennsylvania R. R.; born, Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 25, 1860; son of Levi and Eliza Ann Kelly Dillon; educated, common schools and High School, Pittsburgh, Pa.; married, Pittsburgh, Pa., Nov. 5, 1896, Edna Virginia Jack; one son, James Edward Dillon, born, Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 29, 1904; entered R. R. service as clerk of Penn. R. R., at Pittsburgh, Oct. 1, 1879; stenographer, passenger dept., Penn. Co., 1881; district passenger agt. Penn. Lines, Pittsburgh, 1897; asst. General passenger agt., Penn. Co., Cleveland, since April 1, 1907; member F. A. M. and Elks, Chapter, K. O. T. M., and Knights Templar, S. A. R.; member Cleveland Athletic...

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Biographical Sketch of Edward Walter Cunningham

Cunningham, Edward Walter; civil engineer; born, Allegheny, Pa., March 14, 1872; son of Robert H. and Virginia R. Loy Cunningham; educated, public schools and Ohio State University (civil engineer, class 1894); married, Ripley, W. Va., Oct. 10, 1900, Daisy R. Robinson; issue, Odell Virginia; structural draftsman to 1895; construction supt. 1895-1898; junior engineer, corps of engineers, U. S. army, April, 1898, to November, 1899; supt. construction to 1900; structural and bridge engineer 1900 to 1904; asst. engineer, American Bridge Co. 1904 to 1907; with Vorce Engineering Co. to 1909; asst. engineer Osborn Engineering Co. to 1912; asst. inspector of buildings, city of Cleveland, January, 1912, to date; pres. Edgewater Tennis Club Co.; member American Society of Civil Engineers; Phi Gamma Delta; Edgewater Tennis and Singers’ Clubs;...

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Biographical Sketch of Aaron Kerr Hannen

Hannen, Aaron Kerr; life insurance; born, Pittsburg, Pa., 1854; son of Henry and Amanda Kerr Hannen; educated, Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.; married, Pittsburg, Pa., 1882, Annie Piper DeArent, Hollidaysburg, Pa.; issue, one son, Harry A. Hannen, of Los Angeles, Cal.; thirty years with Berkshire Life Insurance Co. of Pittsfield, Mass.; member all Masonic bodies of Western Pennsylvania, and Colonial...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles A. McDonald

McDonald, Charles A.; coal business; born, Pittsburgh, Pa., April, 1862; son of Duncan and Mary A. McCollough McDonald; educated, Wooster University, Wooster, O.; married, Mansfield, O., Dec. 30, 1896, Minnie L. Carrother; one son, Walter N. McDonald; treas. in the following coal companies: The James Mullin. Co., The State Line Co., The South Palmyra Co., and The Fairfield Co.; Masonic, K. T., Shriner, 32nd degree; member Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, Cleveland Athletic, and Hermit...

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Biographical Sketch of Tracy W. Guthrie

Guthrie, Tracy W.; manufacturer; born, Chicago, Ill., Feb. 2, 1866; son of Julius C. and Emily A. Tracy Guthrie; educated in Chicago public schools, Chickering Institute, Cincinnati, public schools in Detroit, Mich., and Elmira, N. Y.; married, New Rochelle, N. Y., Feb. 8, 1910, Settal Horn; pres. Continental Coal Co., Columbus, O., 1903-1904; pres. Republic Iron & Steel Co., Pittsburgh, 1905-1911; sec’y and gen’l mgr. Standard Welding Co., Cleveland, to date; member Loyal Legion, Union and Country...

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Biographical Sketch of James Rudolph Garfield

Garfield, James Rudolph; ex-Secretary of the Interior; born, Hiram, O., Oct. 17, 1865; son of James Abram (20th President of the U. S.) and Lucretia Rudolph Garfield (q. v.); brother of Harry Augustus G. (q. v.) ; A. B., Williams College, 1885; studied Columbia Law School.; (LL. D., University of Pittsburg, 1909) ; married, Helen Newell, of Chicago, Dee. 30, 1890; admitted to bar, 1888; member Ohio Senate, 1896-1899; member U. S. Civil Service Commission, 1902-1903; commissioner of corporations, U. S. Dept. of Commerce and Labor, 1903-1907; Sec’y of the Interior in cabinet of President Roosevelt, March 4, 1907-March 4, 1909; in law practice at Cleveland since 1909;...

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Biographical Sketch of James Richey Horner

Horner, James Richey; physician; born at Tarentum, Pa., June 7, 1861; son of Rev. Joseph and Caroline McCracken Horner; graduated, Pittsburg Central High School; M. D., Homeopathic Hospital College, Cleveland, 1883; M. D., New York Homeopathic Medical College, 1884; M. D., Western Reserve University, 1907; (hon. A. M., Allegheny College, Pa., 1885); resident surgeon Ward’s Island (N. Y.), Homeopathic Hospital, 1884; physician, 1885, and later staff obstetrician, Homeopathic Hospital, Pittsburg; general practice, Pittsburg and Allegheny, until 1896; abroad seven months, 1896; assistant to Hughlings Jackson, neurologist Queen’s Square Hospital, London; special study diseases of nervous system; asst. physician, staff of State Homeopathic Hospital for the Insane, New York, 1897; now in exclusive practice in mental and nervous diseases; was registrar and prof. neurology and electro-therapeutics, now prof. psychiatry and insanity. Cleveland Homeopathic Medical College; was neurologist and pres. of staff, Huron Street Hospital, sec’y and editor official journal American Institute of...

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Biographical Sketch of Walter R. Horning

Horning, Walter R.; electric engineer and mfg.; born, Allegheny, Pa., Sept. 2, 1882; son of Charles F. and Anna M. Walter Horning; educated, common schools, Howe Military Academy (Military degree), Case School Applied Science, special and electrical course; married. Cleveland, Sept. 2, 1908, Leoy May Oakley; Sergt. Maj. 5th Regiment, O. N. G., 1910-1912; first technical position held as electrical engineer The Williams Telephone & Mfg. Co.; afterwards road erector for Electric Controller & Mfg. Co., and in 1906, started the business of which he is now the pres., The Horning Electric & Mfg. Co.; pres. and treas. member American Institute of Electrical Engineers; Masonic, Woodward Lodge, McKinley Chapter, Al Sirat Grotto; member Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Athletic and Cleveland Rifle and Revolver...

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