Location: Ashtabula Ohio

Biographical Sketch of Frederick B. Ayer

Ayer, Frederick B.; insurance; born, Unity, N. H., Oct. 27, 1874; son of Benjamin F. and Susan V. Bailey Ayer; educated, Preparatory School Kenyon Military Academy, Gambier, O., 1890-91; Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., class of 1896, degree A. B.; married, Ashtabula, O., June 15, 1899, Agnes Louise Goddard; issue, Edwin, born Aug. 2, 1901, Ethel Louise, born Jan. 22, 1905, Margaret, born Nov. 11, 1906; taught school at Kenyon Military Academy Sept., 1896 to June, 1899; principal of school at Versailles, Ky., from Sept., 1899 to May, 1903; May 1, 1903, became associated with Fred P. Thomas in insurance business in Cleveland; vice pres. and director The Fred P. Thomas Co.; member Chamber of Commerce; Delta Upsilon fraternity. Recreations: Tennis, baseball and...

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Biographical Sketch of Tyler W. Brainard

Brainard, Tyler W.; merchant; born, Brooklyn, O., Nov. 19, 1848; son of George W. and Delight Hall Brainard; educated, district school in the village of Brighton; enlisted in the army in 1864, so that ended his school days; married, Ashtabula, O., Oct. 15, 1872, L. Adella Puffu; one daughter, Mabel; was elected to city Council for one term in 1884; traveling salesman for Tuller, Warren & Co., from 1872-1875; in 1876, engaged in the wall paper and decorating business, on Pearl Street; still in the business; was charter member in organizing the Brooklyn Heights Cemetery; was 1st. vice pres. for 19 years; pres. the board of trustees, Brooklyn Heights Cemetery, in 1886; pres. for one year Cuyahoga County Soldiers and Sailors Ass’n; member Memorial Post, G. A. R., No. 141, since 1880; has held different offices; member Masonic Lodge Halcyon, No. 498; also Forest City Commandery, No....

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Biographical Sketch of Albert Alling Atwater

Atwater, Albert Alling; civil engineer and real estate; born, Cleveland, May 27, 1868; son of Jared J. and Harriet Root Atwater; educated, Cleveland public schools, Western Reserve Academy, Case School of Applied Science; married, Crete, Neb., Nov., 1901, Emily Daniels; finished special course at Case School in June, 1891; followed sanitary construction at Conneaut and Dayton, O., for two years; in charge of mining operations in Michigan, Canada and Missouri for eight years; city engineer of Webb City, Mo., two years; real estate business in Cleveland since 1903; director sec ‘y and 2nd vice pres. The Adams Realty Co.; director The Cleveland Automobile Club; member Cache Commandery No. 27, Conneaut O., Lake Erie Consistory, Cleveland, Ahmed Temple of Mystic Shrine, Marquette,...

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Biographical Sketch of Albert Joseph MacAdams

MacAdams, Albert Joseph; merchant; born in Chicago, Aug. 19, 1868; son of Henry and Carrie Crosby MacAdams; public school and high schools; married, Cleveland, Feb. 18, 1913, L. Jean Sowers; started mnfg. woodturning machinery, and became stationary engineer; went into grocery business in Ashtabula, 1886, but sold out and went into retail store; came to Cleveland, 1888, and associated himself with Bowman’s wallpaper store; later joined Keep Mnfg. Co., makers of shirts, until they discontinued business here in 1890, when he went into haberdashery with W. B. Davis; became member of the firm in 1898, and in 1902, after spending a year in Denver, established himself in Cleveland, operating two stores (Euclid Ave. and Hollenden Arcade); pres. and gen. mgr. The MacAdams Co.; member Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, Cleveland Athletic Club, Cleveland Advertising...

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Biographical Sketch of George Edward Tower

Tower, George Edward; manager; born, Ashtabula, O., July, 18, 1877; son of Herbert Bascom and Alice Jane Hart Tower; educated, public schools, Ashtabula, O., and Chattanooga, Tenn.; graduated from High School in latter city; received degree B. S., Chattanooga Normal University, and LL. B., Chattanooga Law School; business career, shop, drafting, engineering and sales experience in engineering and manufacturing companies, until he established the Tower Machinery Co., in 1908, which carries on a brokerage business in heavy contractors’ equipment; proprietor and mgr. The Tower Machinery Co.; member Chamber of Commerce, The Cleveland Engineering Society; member Epworth Memorial Methodist Church, Masonic Bodies, Iris Lodge, Webb Chapter, Cleveland Council, Oriental Commandery, Eliadah Lodge of Perfection, Bahurim Council, Ariel Chapter, Lake Erie Consistory, Al Koran...

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Biographical Sketch of Herman J. Nord

Nord, Herman J.; attorney-at-law; born, Ashtabula, March 31, 1877; son of Otto and Mary Nord; educated, Adelbert College, and Western Reserve Law School; married, Providence, Nov. 20, 1908, Elizabeth B. Custy; member Cleveland and Ohio State Bar Associations; member Phi Gamma Delta College Fraternity, Adelbert Chapter; member Chamber of Commerce, and Athletic...

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Biographical Sketch of George M. Rogers

Rogers, George M.; Plain Dealer; born, Ashtabula, Dec. 4, 1879; son of Judson and Florence Elizabeth Butts Rogers; educated, Western Reserve University; married, Cleveland, April 23, 1903, Florence F. Stone; issue, Martha Stone Rogers, born April 13, 1904, Joan Rogers, born June 3, 1909, and Herbert Stone Rogers, born Aug. 7, 1912; has been on the Plain Dealer ever since he finished College; business mgr. The Cleveland Plain Dealer; member Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity (Beta Phi Chapter); W. R. U.; member Hermit, Athletic, City, and Cleveland Advertising...

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Biographical Sketch of Robert Ogden Rote

Rote, Robert Ogden; railway engineering; born, Geneva, O., March 22, 1871; son of R. O. and Orra A. Blakeslee Rote; educated, Geneva Normal School, 1889; married, Ashtabula, June 6, 1893, Harriet Louise Lowe; one daughter, Charlotte Louise Hardway; entered service of Michigan Central R. R. in 1889, after three years, came to L. S. & M. S. R. R., and has been with the company since that time; now asst. chief engineer; member The American Railway Engineering Ass’n and The Cleveland Engineering Society; member Cleveland Tennis Club, and Euclid, and Shaker Heights Country...

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James G. Todd of Ashtabula OH

James G. Todd9, (Clarence L.8, Lewis C.7, Lewis C.6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born June 16, 1876, married Dec. 24, 1902, Myrtle Clara, daughter of Albert Henry and Frances J. (Mullen) Lewis, who was born Nov. 1, 1880. He is a locomotive engineer. They lived in Ashtabula, Ohio, in 1912. Child: 2792. Lewis Melvin, b. Oct. 23,...

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Clarence Lewis Todd of Pittsburgh PA

Clarence Lewis Todd8, (Lewis C.7, Lewis C.6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Feb. 23, 1849, in Nelson, Portage County, Ohio, died May 5, 1905, in Pittsburg, Penn., and was buried in Ashtabula, O., married Emma Wiley. Children: *2401. James G., b. June 16, 1876. 2402. Lena, b. Feb. 28, 1878. 2403. Agnes. 2404....

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Biography of Alexander Sutherland Hendry

Alexander Sutherland Hendry, who for more than a quarter of a century had practiced law at McPherson, is a member of the Hendry family which was so conspicuously identified with the early history of this section of the state. His father was one of the founders of the Ashtabula Colony and for years was prominent in the public and business life of McPherson. His father was the late Hiram A. Hendry, born at Jefferson, Ohio, in 1837, son of Samuel A. Hendry, likewise a native of the same section of Ohio. Hiram Hendry had a college education, and at the age of twenty-two years took up the profession of pharmacy at Ashtabula, Ohio. His business and professional partner was Doctor King. In 1871 the Ashtabula Colony was organized in the Hendry and King Drug Store. Doctor King was sent by the organization to Kansas for the purpose of viewing a location where the members of the colony might settle, secure lands, and introduce the influences and ideals represented by the organization. Doctor King favored the conditions in McPherson County, and in 1872 the colony arrived, each of its twenty-five or thirty members securing government land in King City Township, in the central part of McPherson County. Hiram Hendry was very active in the colony’s affairs from the beginning and one of its official members. In 1872, when the McPherson...

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