Location: Arkadelphia Arkansas

Biography of Raymond F. Dutch

Raymond F. Dutch. Since September, 1903, the Chanute Business College had occupied a recognized position of importance among the institutions of commercial education in Southeastern Kansas, and each year had seen its scope broadening and its usefulness increasing. It is accomplishing good work in the training of young men and women to take their place in the business world, and many of its former pupils have already attained places of prominence in business circles. The present manager and proprietor of this institution is Raymond F. Dutch, who had had broad and varied experience both as an educator and in business life, and since becoming the head of the college he had added a number of departments designed to cover a broader field and to more thoroughly equip the students for competition in business and industrial circles. Mr. Dutch is a native son of Kansas and a product of the farm, having been born on his father’s farm in Wilson County, January 13, 1886, a son of A. F. and Sekunda (Ellison) Dutch. His grandfather, Peter Dutch, was born in Germany, in 1827, and was a young man when he came to the United States to better his fortunes, first settling near Kalamazoo, Michigan, and in 1879 locating in Kansas. He was a shoemaker by trade and followed that vocation for many years, but finally invested his capital in a...

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Biography of J. T. Shipman

J. T. Shipman, a successful attorney of Bartlesville, where he has practiced continuously during the past fifteen years, is now associated with B. A. Lewis and is widely recognized as one of the able representatives of the legal profession in northeastern Oklahoma. He was born in Ashley County, Arkansas, on the 1st of February, 1874, and began his education in the common schools there, later pursuing a high school course at Hamburg, that state. Subsequently be became a student in Ouachita College at Arkadelphia, Arkansas, which institution conferred upon him the degree of Bachelor of Arts, while his professional training was received in the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, from which he was graduated with the class of 1906. In the same year he came to Oklahoma and opened an office in Bartlesville, here beginning the practice of law in partnership with W. T. Sidell, who is now deceased. Throughout the Period of his professional career he has devoted his attention strictly to civil law and his present associate is B. A. Lewis, the firm acting as attorneys for the National Oil & Development Company, the Dewey Portland Cement Company, Tyler & Company, the Central National Bank and the Security National Bank of Dewey. For four years, from 1911 until 1915, Mr. Shipman filled the office of County judge, making a most creditable and...

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Biography of Archie Earle Carder, M. D.

Dr. Archie Earle Carder, a successful physician and surgeon of Coweta, with offices in the First State Bank building, has been a representative of the medical profession here for the past two decades and is the oldest practitioner of Wagoner County. He was born at Marshall, Texas, on the 29th of May, 1864, a son of George W. and Ellen M. (McDaniel) Carder, who were natives of Beverly, Virginia, and of North Carolina respectively. The father made his way to Arkadelphia, Arkansas, in 1849 and became a merchant there. At the outbreak of the Civil war he enlisted for service in the Confederate army and was in the commissary department most of the time but served as a courier on the staff of General Fagen for a short period. When the war was over he returned to Arkadelphia, where he continued to reside throughout the remainder of his life, his death occurring in March, 1904, when he had reached the age of seventy-four years. For sixteen consecutive years he served as mayor of Arkadelphia, giving to the city a most progressive and businesslike administration that resulted in many needed reforms and improvements. For about six years he survived his wife, who departed this life in April, 1898, at the age of fifty-six. Though a native of Texas, Archie E. Carder was reared and educated in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, for his...

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Biography of Charles J. Searle

An attorney whose marked ability has been repeatedly recognized not only in Rock Island County, by whose Bar Association he has, at the time this sketch is written, recently been honored by the election as its president, but throughout the State of Illinois, is Charles J. Searle, of Rock Island. A biographical sketch of a man so well and widely known, seems almost superfluous, for there are but few in Rock Island County, and indeed in this section of Illinois, who do not enjoy a personal acquaintance with the gentleman himself. And were these sketches written and published merely for the perusal of the present generation many of them would be indeed unnecessary, but the compilation of a work of this kind is under-taken with the thought that it will be an enduring memorial to those the records of whose lives are herein inscribed, and while to the living it may recount no fact that was before to them unknown yet to poster ty it will possess an ever increasing value as the conscientious gleaning of facts in the lives of men who have long since been gathered unto their fathers. Charles J. Searle was born at Fort Smith, Arkansas, May 16, 1865, his parents being Colonel Elhanan J. (recently deceased) and Cassie R. (Pierce) Searle. Six children were born to this couple, but only two are living, Charles...

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Biography of J. F. Daniel

J. F. Daniel. He whose name initiates this paragraph is known and valued as one of the progressive business men and public-spirited citizens of Wichita, in which city he is vice president and general manager of the Daniel Shoe Company, which is destined to represent one of the most important industrial enterprises of commercial value to this thriving city. Mr. Daniel was born at Belton, Arkansas, and in the public schools of that place and Arkadelphia, Arkansas, he acquired his preliminary educational discipline. At the Baptist College in the latter place he pursued a higher academic course of study, also completing there an effective course in the Draughn Business College. For a time he was employed as clerk in a general store at Prescott, Arkansas, going from there to the City of St. Louis, Missouri, where he entered the employ of a wholesale hardware concern. Later he became traveling representative in Kansas for the Wolf Brothers Shoe Company, of Columbus, Ohio, and, after an association with this company for three years he assumed a similar position with the well known Hamilton-Brown Shoe Company, of St. Louis. With the latter corporation he continued his alliance from 1908 until 1915, in the meanwhile becoming a stockholder of the company and a member of its advisory committee. In addition to his duties as traveling salesman, he gave effective service as one of...

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