Location: Allegheny County PA

Biographical Sketch of William Kornman

Kornman, William; prop. cafe; born, Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug. 21, 1866; son of Peter and Marguerite Frank Kornman; educated, public schools, Pittsburgh, Pa.; married, Cleveland, 1907, Jennie Pendergrast; one son, William H. Kornman, Jr.; member National Order of Eagles and Knights of...

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Biographical Sketch of Robert Murray Kilgore

Kilgore, Robert Murray; dist. sales mgr. Jones & Laughlin Steel Co.; born, Pittsburg, June 14, 1877; son of Jesse B. and Mary Barker Kilgore; educated, public schools and Penn State College (B. A.); married, Pittsburg, 1900, Bertha Wallace; issue, two sons and three daughters, James, Jesse, Robert, EIizabeth and Ruth; with Jones & Laughlin Steel Co. since January, 1898 (no other employer); appointed mgr. of sales Cleveland district, January, 1908; member Kappa Sigma, Union, and Mayfield Clubs, Chamber of Commerce; Royal Arch...

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Biographical Sketch of Frederick Ingham Kennedy

Kennedy, Frederick Ingham; coal and vessel business; born, Erie, Pa., Nov. 10, 1866; son of Silas E. and Belle Ingham Kennedy; educated, public schools and Erie Academy; graduated, class of 1884; married, Erie, Pa., Sept. 10, 1889, Madeline Hammond; issue, one daughter, Dorothy, one son, Frederick I., Jr.; commenced work with Youghiogheny River Coal Co., Erie, Pa., controlled by the late Congressman W. L. Scott, June 2, 1884; clerk and afterwards treas. and director of the company; also treas. and director Spring Valley Coal Co., controlled by the same interests; these companies sold to Pittsburg Coal Co., when he went with them as traveling auditor and afterwards as asst. to the vice pres., leaving Pittsburg for his present position; agent The C. Reiss Coal Co., and The Milwaukee Western Fuel Co.; director The North American Steamship Co., and The Wainwright Steamship Co.; member Masonic Order, Elks, Athletic Club, and The Erie Club, and Sheboygan, Wis.,...

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Biographical Sketch of George Baird Johnson

Johnson, George Baird; professional; born, Erie, Pa., Jan. 10, 1877; son of James a and Susan Baird Johnson; educated, Sewickley Academy and Park Institute, Pittsburgh, Pa.; married, Cleveland, Feb. 10, 1906, Edith Ketchum; issue, two children, John Baird and Harriet Ely Johnson; in charge Cleveland office, having jurisdiction over Ohio and Kentucky, for William Salmon & Co., international bankers, New York; 1895, with general Agency Insurance Co. of North America, at Erie, Pa.; 1900, Agency Dept. New York Life Insurance Co.; 1905, W. J. Hayes & Son, bankers, Cleveland; 1909, William Salmon & Co., bankers; member Union...

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Biographical Sketch of James W. Wilson

Wilson, James W.; insurance; born, Putneyville, Pa., April 11, 1873; son of Edward T. C. and Nancy Smith Wilson; educated, West Academy and private school; married, McKeesport, Pa., Feb. 15, 1899, Sophia Wiegering; issue, three children, William M., Dorothy May, and James W. Jr.; Republican; in life insurance business since 1900; manager Prudential Insurance Co.; member Chamber of Commerce, Athletic and Advertising...

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Biography of William Paxton Hazen

William Paxton Hazen, who died at Chetopa, Kansas, April 16, 1909, was for many years a successful Kansas banker. His widow, Mrs. Addie (Glass) Hazen, who survives him, is widely known in women’s circles in Kansas, and is especially active in charitable and philanthropic enterprises in her home city. Mr. Hazen died when at the high tide of his usefulness. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 10, 1858. His father, David Hazen, was a lawyer by profession, practiced for many years in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but died in Erie, Kansas. Mr. Hazen’s maternal grandmother, Mary Ewing, had her pew in the First Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh for more than forty years. She was the wife of Judge Ewing, a very prominent attorney of Western Pennsylvania. Mr. Hazen on his mother’s side is also a descendant of Roger Williams of colonial history. William P. Hazen was educated in the public schools of Pittsburgh, and after reaching manhood his parents came west to Otley, Iowa, and while in that state he attended the Agricultural College at Ames. On leaving school he came to Cherryvale, Kansas, in 1880, and from there to Thayer. He was cashier of a bank in Thayer until 1887, and then helped to build and organize the Farmers and Merchants Bank at Erie, Kansas, in which he held the post of cashier until 1893. After that for three...

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Biographical Sketch of Carleton Lewis Terry

Terry, Carleton Lewis; coal business; born near Adrian, Mich., Aug. 23, 1872; son of James E. and Mary T. Maynard Terry; married, Steubenville, O., March 9, 1895, Alma Dell King; issue, one son, James Edwin, second, and one daughter, Katheryn Lois; entered the service of the Iowa Central R. R., and The Wheeling & Lake Erie R. R., at Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1891; came to Cleveland in July, 1893, and entered the Freight Traffic Dept. of The Cleveland, Lorain & Wheeling R. R., remaining until Jan. 1, 1901, when he was elected sec’y of The Allegheny Coal Co.; director The Commonwealth Steamship Co.; affiliated with the Masonic Order, being raised in Iris Lodge; member Chamber of...

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Biographical Sketch of Harry Edgar Walkey

Walkey, Harry Edgar; contractor; born, Cleveland, Aug. 19, 1882; son of Wm. W. and Lida Stephens Walkey; educated, Fairmont school; married, Pittsburgh, Pa., Sept. 7, 1905, Louise Cargill; issue, two children; general contractor; member Maccabees. Recreations : Hunting and...

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Biographical Sketch of E. Loomis Spriggs

Spriggs, E. Loomis; realty and building; born, Washington, Pa., Oct. 17, 1880; son of Edward and Josephine E. Greenlee Spriggs; educated, Ohio Northern University, Ada, O.; treas. The Commonwealth Realty & Building Co.; identified with the agency force of The Pittsburgh Life & Trust Co.; subsequently in the Federal service at Pittsburgh until 1906, when he resigned, to become associated with his brother, C. H. Spriggs, as Cleveland real estate operators; this partnership became the basis for the formation of The Commonwealth Realty & Building Co.; member Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, and Lakewood Lodge, F. & A. M.; Progressive Republican in politics; his ancestors among the first settlers of the colonies of Connecticut and Pennsylvania, and prominent in the War of...

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Biographical Sketch of Willis Stutson

Stutson, Willis; sales mgr. The Oldsmobile Co.; born, Lancaster, O., Jan. 28, 1884; son of Alverd and Emma Stutson; educated, Asheville schools, Asheville, N. C.; married, Pittsburgh, Pa., April 23, 1905, Ethel Crozier; issue, one daughter, Elizabeth Stutson; 1904-1905, special agt. New York Life Insurance Co., traveling out of Dayton, O.; 1905, 1906, 1907, has his own insurance business, writing general lines in Washington Court House, O.; 1909-1910, traveling salesman, out of Cleveland, for The White Co.; 1910-1911-1912, branch mgr. of The Winton Motor Carriage Co., at Columbus, 0.; at present sales mgr. for The Oldsmobile Co.; member B. P. O. E., Washington Court House, O., Lodge; member Automobile, and Advertising...

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Biographical Sketch of Claude Wilber Shimmon

Shimmon, Claude Wilber; real estate; born, Allegheny, Pa., Dec. 31, 1878; son of John C. and Elizabeth McLaughlin Shimmon; educated, public grade and High School, Cleveland; A. B., Western Reserve University, 1901; Cleveland Law School, 1904; married, Bedford, O., Sept. 22, 1905, Florence A. Prestage; issue, two daughters; 1 and 4 years old; Republican; member City Council, 1910-1911, for Ward 18; member Cleveland Improvement League, and The Miles Ave. Civic League; 1901-1905, real estate salesman with The Van De Boe-Hager Co.; 1905, salesman The American Book Co.; asst. sales mgr. The West Madison Realty Co; 1906, real estate broker, 1907-1912, sales mgr. The Cain Realty Co.; gen. agt. The Citizens Trust & Guaranty Co., security bonds; 1907-1912, member Cleveland Real Estate Board, Cleveland Board of Surety Underwriters, Cleveland Credit Mens Ass’n; member College Fraternity, A 1 M, Newburg Lodge, F. & A. Masons, Standard Lodge No. 46, K. of P.; pres. of The Pythian Association of Cuyahoga County. Recreations: Motoring, Music and...

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Biographical Sketch of Harry Prescott Simpson

Simpson, Harry Prescott; advertising counselor and advisor; born, Chelton, Eng., Jan. 24, 1870; son of William Grace and Jane Benson Luce Simpson; educated at St. Margaret’s Grammar School, Kent, Eng.; married, Pittsburgh, April 6, 1896, Laura Mudge; issue, one son, Edmund Gordon; in stove manufacturing, Pittsburgh, fifteen years; advertising counselor, eight years; pres. Fowler-Simpson Co.; adv. director the Everstick Patent Holding Co.; member Chamber of Commerce, Cleveland Athletic, Cleveland Advertising, Euclid Clubs, Cleveland, Saranac Lake Country...

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Biographical Sketch of Ivan T. Quick

Quick, Ivan T.; general insurance; born, Canada, April 5, 1888; son of Oscar and Clara Clark Quick; educated, Lincoln, Ill., Odd Fellows Orphan’s Home, eighth grade; clerk in wholesale grocery house in Aurora, Ill., in 1904; 1905, came to Cleveland; formed partnership of Quick & Hunter, in Pittsburgh, in 1906, failed; was then in the employ of the East Ohio Gas Co. for a year and a half; employed by The Paul E. Kroehle Co., merchandise brokers, in 1908; employed by The Manhattan Soap Co., of New York City, as salesman, in 1909; started in the insurance business in Cleveland, March, 1910, under J. J. Shipley; formed the partnership of Shipley & Quick, in 1911; entered the corporation of Shipley & Quick Co., in 1912; pres. Shipley & Quick Co.; sec’y and director The Cooperative Investment Co.; director the Utility Sales Co.; member The Independent Order of Odd...

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Biographical Sketch of William L. Rohbock

Rohbock, William L.; chief engineer, W. & L. E. R. R. Co.; born, Pittsburgh, Pa., June 7, 1873; son of Henry and Mary Rohbock; educated, Pittsburgh public and high schools; married, Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 15, 1901, Mary Newton Nuttall; three children; finished school in 1888; eight years various manufacturing concerns, including printing and lithographing companies in and around Pittsburgh, draftsman, Westinghouse Electric Mnfg. Co.; draftsman and engineer Philadelphia Co., and engineer Pittsburgh R. R. Co., asst. engineer, Wabash Lines, east of Toledo; asst. to Chief engineer of The W. & L. E. R. R.; in July, 1912, made acting chief engineer of the W. & L. E. R. R., and chief engineer, Dec. 1, 1912; member Cleveland Engineering...

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Biographical Sketch of A. William Neale

Neale, A. William; insurance; born, Columbus, O., May 14, 1863; son of William and Emma B. Lennox Neale; educated in Cleveland public schools; married, Cleveland, Nov. 20, 1890, Clara Chandler; issue, one son and one daughter; began work at 14 years of age in a planing mill; held various office positions until 26, when appointed contracting agt. for Illinois Central R. R., at Pittsburgh, entered insurance business in Cleveland with Geo. H. Olmsted & Co.; later with Fred P. Thomas, insurance; with brother, E. E. Neale, formed firm of Neale Bros. & Co.; merged with the Phypers Bros. Co., as The Neale-Phypers Co.; pres. Neale-Phypers Co.; director Case Fish Co.; stockholder Cleveland Laundry Co.; pres. Cleveland Fire Insurance Exchange, and the Insurance Society of Cleveland; member of Cleveland Grays since 1886, and a past captain, serving as commandant two years; member Cleveland Athletic, Euclid, and Willowick...

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