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Location: Allegheny Pennsylvania

Biographical Sketch of Col. John Fraser

Col. John Fraser, second chancellor of the University of Kansas and state superintendent of public instruction, earned his military title and became widely known as an educator, while a citizen of Pennsylvania. He was born in Cromarty, Scotland, about 1823; graduated with high mathematical honors from the University of Aberdeen and thereafter spent several years in the Bermudas as a teacher. Coming to the States he conducted several private schools in New York and Pennsylvania, and then held the chair of mathematies at Jefferson College for seven years from 1855, during which period he raised money for the first telescope used in a Western Pennsylvania institution and superintended the erection of an observatory. In 1862 he enlisted as a private at Canonsburg and fought for the North throughout the Civil war. He won the rank of captain of the One Hundred and Fortieth Pennsylvania volunteers in August, 1862; became lieutenant colonel in September, and in July of the next year was made colonel. “During the charge of Hancock at Spottsylvania he was wounded by a shell, and in September, 1864, he was captured and held at Libby Prison, Richmond, Va., Roper’s Hospital, Charlestown, S. C., and finally at Camp Sorghum, Columbia, S. C.” He was finally exchanged, and returning to his regiment was made brevet brigadier general and was mustered out in May, 1865. He then became president of...

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Biography of Edward H. Moffitt

Edward H. Moffitt, secretary and treasurer of the Coeur d’Alene Hardware Company, of Wallace, Idaho, is numbered among the native sons of the Keystone state, his birth having occurred in Allegheny City, August 22, 1845. His parents were Rev. Thomas and Maria L. (Patterson) Moffitt. The father was born in Pennsylvania in 1818, and for many years devoted his energies to the work of the ministry in connection with the Methodist Episcopal church. His death occurred in 1878, when he had reached the age of sixty years. His wife, who was born in Pennsylvania, in 1818, is now a resident of Canon City, Colorado. The family resided in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, until 1857, when they removed to central Illinois, where they remained until 1870, the year of their removal to Kansas. It was in the latter state that the father died, and since 1881 the mother has made her home in Colorado. Mr. Moffitt, whose name introduces this review, acquired his education in the public schools of Pennsylvania and Illinois, and in January, 1864, when eighteen years of age, loyally offered his services to the government as a defender of the Union, and was assigned to Company F, Second Illinois Cavalry. He served until January 1866, and was mustered out at San Antonio, Texas, for the war had ended and his aid was no longer needed. Returning to his...

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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 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 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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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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Biography of Thomas L. McFarlane

Thomas L. McFarlane, one of the oldest and most expert miners on the Pacific coast, was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, in January 1840. Meeting with financial reverses by which he lost his property, Mr. McFarlane’s father moved with his family to Iowa when Thomas was four years of age. He died in that State some twelve years ago. In 1859 Mr. McFarlane drove six yoke of oxen across the plains for a company who were freighting for the United States Government from Fort Leavenworth to Salt Lake. The train was composed of thirty wagons and thirty-six men, and the company received an average of fifty cents per pound for transportation. On reaching Salt Lake, Mr. McFarlane and seven comrades bought a team and came through to California that fall, reaching Placerville late in September. The same autumn he came down to Kern County, where he had two brothers engaged in farming, and joining them he pursued the same vocation for two years. In the fall of 1861 he came to San Bernardino County and spent the winter in Holcomb Valley. This was the season of the great flood, and the low lands of the San Bernardino valley were entirely inundated, forming a continuous lake of water many miles in extent. In the spring of 1862, Mr. McFarlane returned to the Kern River country and went into the mines,...

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