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Biography of James J. Rogers

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now The life of James J. Rogers has not been one of unvarying monotony, circumscribed by the habits, thoughts and customs of some narrow community, but contains many interesting incidents that come with travel and extensive intercourse with the world. Born on the Atlantic coast, he has visited foreign lands, has viewed many of the interesting scenes of our own country, and is now located in the beautiful city of Boise, which nestles in one of the loveliest valleys of the Pacific slope. There he is successfully engaged in the practice of law, and in the political affairs of the state he is no unimportant factor. A native of Maryland, he was born in the city of Baltimore, on the 24th of July 1862, and is of Irish lineage. His parents, Joseph P. and Elizabeth (Donahue) Rogers, were both natives of Belfast, Ireland, and in 1858 crossed the Atlantic to Baltimore, where the father devoted his energies to bookkeeping. In politics he was a Democrat, and in religious belief both he and his wife were Catholics. His death occurred on the 14th of April 1895, when he had reached the age of sixty-two years, and his wife passed away on the 22d of February 1878, at the age of thirty-nine years. They were the parents of nine...

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Biography of Herman Genthe

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Herman Genthe. The oldest bakery establishment of Topeka under one continuous ownership and management is that conducted by Mr. Herman Genthe, who now had associated with him his oldest son. Mr. Genthe is a master of his trade. He learned it as a boy in Germany, where his ancestors so far as known were millers and had a great deal to do with those grains that furnish the staple food stuffs, wheat and rye. Mr. Genthe’s talent as a maker of fine bread is therefore partly an inheritance from his ancestors, though it had been developed by his individual experience covering many years. He was born in Saxony, Germany, in 1857, a son of Wilhelm Genthe and a grandson of Gottlieb Genthe. His grandfather was born in 1793 and the family as far as it can be traced lived in Saxony. Wilhelm Genthe died in Saxony in 1890. Reared and educated in his native country, Herman Genthe at the age of twenty-four in 1881 left Germany and made the voyage to America. Landing in Baltimore. he was soon afterward in Waco, Texas, and visited a number of other Texas towns. Later he was in Kansas City, Missouri, then in Chicago, Illinois, and returning to Kansas, began going about among the towns and country communities of the...

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Biograhical Sketch of Frank Blackwell Mayer

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Frank Blackwell Mayer, born in Baltimore, Maryland, December 27, 1827; died in 1908. Many of his paintings represented scenes in Indian life, and in 1886 he completed a canvas entitled The Treaty of Traverse des Sioux, the treaty having been signed during the summer of 1851, about the time the sketch of Kaposia was...

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Biographical Sketch of George Taylor Bishop

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Bishop, George Taylor; owner of electric railways; born, Ravenna, O., Oct. 11, 1864; son of Clark B. and Arvilla A. Taylor Bishop; public school education; married, Brownsville, Pa., Nov. 26, 1891, Anna L. Swearer; pres. and director Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis R. R. Co.; director Cleveland Trust Co.; director National Bank of Baltimore, Baltimore, Md.; director Munsey Trust Co., Washington, D. C.; member Union, Country, Mayfield, Cleveland Automobile Clubs; Cleveland, Maryland and Baltimore Country Clubs; Baltimore, Columbia Country Club, Washington, D. C., Ohio Society of New...

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Biographical Sketch of Alfred J. Anderson

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Anderson, Alfred J.; division freight agent, Baltimore & Ohio R. R.; born, Butler, Pa., Jan. 17, 1870; son of Samuel and Drusilla C. Harper Anderson; educated, public schools Butler and Prospect Academy, Prospect, Pa.; married, Washington, D. C., Feb. 15, 1900, Florence E. Wynne; one daughter, Anna Elizabeth; May 1, 1890, entered the service of the Baltimore & Ohio R. R.; clerk in general freight office, Pittsburgh, till March, 1891; March, 1891, to March, 1896, sec’y to gem freight agent, Pittsburgh; March, 1896, to July, 1905, sec’y to freight traffic mgr., at Baltimore; July, 1905, to Feb., 1907, division freight agt., at Columbus, O.; since Feb. 1907, division freight agt.,...

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Biographical Sketch of Maurice Buford Bonta

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Bonta, Maurice Buford; physician; born, Kentucky, 1875; B. S., University of Michigan, 1897; M. D., Johns Hopkins University, 1904; medical house officer for Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1904-1905; married, Cleveland, 1909, Mabel Wilson McLennon; one child; member Cleveland Academy of...

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Biographical Sketch of James Albert Brady

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Brady, James Albert; insurance; born, Franklin, Pa., Nov. 16, 1880; son of John and Isabelle Kingman Brady; educated, High School, Union City, Pa., graduate; studied Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa., Columbia University, Washington, D. C., and Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Md.; married, Erie, Pa., June 3, 1905, Miriam E. Goodnough; two children, Louise Belle, age 6, and James A. Jr., age 4; came to Cleveland on Dec, 5, 1902, to enter life insurance work for The Mutual Life Insurance Co., in November, 1907, formed a partnership with R. A. Tuttle, the firm to take charge of Northern Ohio for The Midland Mutual Life Insurance Co.; Brady & Tuttle, gen. mgrs. for Northern Ohio for The Midland Mutual Life Insurance Co.; trustee Euclid Avenue Baptist Church; member Phi Kappa Psi National College Fraternity; served as sec’y and pres. of the Cleveland Alumni Assn, in 1903-1904; member Lakewood Tennis...

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Biographical Sketch of Maxwell Vernon Emerman

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Emerman, Maxwell Vernon; attorney-at-law; born, Cleveland, Nov. 17, 1867; son of Benjamin and Lena Luntz Emerman; educated, public schools, Central High School 1905, and University of Michigan, 1908, degree LL. B.; married, Baltimore Md., Nov. 3, 1912; member executive committee Progressive Republican party, Cuyahoga county, 1912; sec’y and treas. The Esplande Apartments Co.; sec’y North American Export Co.; director Ohio Adjustment Co., Weger Motor Co., Akron Scrap Iron Co., Akron, O.; general counsel Erie Iron & Steel Co., Erie, Pa.; member Cleveland Shakespeare Club, and Knights of...

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Biographical Sketch of William Travis Howard

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Howard, William Travis; pathologist; born, Sans Souci, Statesburg, S. C.. March 13, 1867; son of John and Mary Catherine Macleod Howard; student University of Virginia, 1885-1887; M. D., University of Maryland, 1889; graduate student Johns Hopkins, 1889-1893; married at Watch Hill, R. I., Mary Cushing Williams, of Baltimore, Aug. 15, 1896; engaged in teaching and research in pathology since 1892; prof. pathology, Western Reserve University since 1894; pathologist to Lakeside, City, Charity and St. Alexis Hospitals; bacteriologist, Board of Health of Cleveland. Author of numerous papers in pathology and bacteriology; member Ass’n American Physicians, American Ass’n of Pathologists and Bacteriologists (pres. 1902); American Ass’n Anatomists, A. M. A., Academy of Medicine of Cleveland, Cleveland Chamber of Commerce (chairman committee on municipal...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles Sumner Howe

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Howe, Charles Sumner; college pres.; born, Nashua, N. H., Sept. 29, 1858; son of William R. and Susan D. Woods Howe; B. S., Massachusetts Agricultural College, and Boston University, 1878; post-graduate course, mathematics and physics, Johns Hopkins; Ph. D., University of Wooster, 1887; (Sc. D., Armour Institute Tech., Chicago, 1905; LL. D., Mt. Union College, Ohio, 1908; and Oberlin College, 1911); married, Abbie A. Waite, of North Amherst, Mass., May 22, 1882; prin. Albuquerque (N. M.), Academy, 1879-1881; prof. mathematics and astronomy, Buchtel College, 1883-1889; prof. mathematics and astronomy, 1889-1902, acting pres. 1902-1903, pres. since 1903, Case School of Applied Science; fellow A. A. A. S., Royal Astronomical Society; member Astronomical Society of the Pacific, American Mathematical Society, Astronomical and Astro-Phys. Society America; author various articles in Astronomical Journal and Journal of Association of Engineering Societies; trustee Cleveland Humane Society, Phi Sigma Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi; University and Rowfant Clubs, Cleveland; and University Club,...

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Biographical Sketch of Edward Pechior Hyde

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Hyde, Edward Pechior; physicist; born, Baltimore, Md., Jan. 3, 1879; son of Edward Ingle and Caroline Clemm Hyde; educated, public schools, Baltimore City, Md., A. B., Johns Hopkins University, 1900; fellow and fellow by courtesy, Johns Hopkins University, 1900-1906; Ph. D., Johns Hopkins University, February, 1906; married, Baltimore, Md., May 4, 1904, Virginia Getzendenner; one daughter, Dorothy Virginia, born Aug. 25, 1906; physicist, director the physical laboratory National Electric Lamp Ass’n, 1902 to 1908; laboratory asst. and asst. physicist and asso. physicist Bureau of Standards, Washington; while at the Bureau of Standards, undertook a foreign trip for purpose of comparing the United States unit of light with the official units of Germany, England and France; was largely instrumental in bringing about national and international agreement on a common unit of light (candle power) for England, France, and the United States; conceived, and to a large extent organized the epochmaking course of lectures on “Illuminating Engineering,” given at Johns Hopkins University, in October and November, 1910: organized physical laboratory National Electric Lamp Ass’n, for study of physical physirotozical and psychological problems in light and illuminations; non-resident member Franklin Institute, Fellow A. A. A. S.; member American Psychological Society, American Electrochemical Society, Illuminating English Society. (pres. 1910 and chairman Research committee), National Electric Light Ass’n; correspondent member, London,...

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Biography of William Paxton Hazen

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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...

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Biography of Edgar W. Boardman, M. D.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Edgar W. Boardman, M. D. Medicine is constantly making tremendous strides forward, with scientific progress shown on every side, and discoveries and inventions are practically changing methods of practice and broadening the viewpoint of both physician and patient. To practice according to the enlightened ideas of the present century requires not only a most careful training but a certain, sure aggressiveness, and no physician of Parsons has this and other admirable qualities in greater degree than has Dr. Edgar W. Boardman, a practicing physician and surgeon of this city since 1888. Doctor Boardman was born at Fort Dodge, Iowa, January 10, 1864, and is a son of Dr. H. E. and Susan C. (Locke) Boardman. The Boardmans originated in England, from which country two brothers came to America at an early day in the history of the American Colonies, one locating in Connectient and the other in Vermont. The old Boardman Hill, at Rutland, Vermont, was a family possession for upwards of 200 years, and it is from this branch that Doctor Boardman is descended. His grandfather was Elijah Boardman, born in 1792, at West Rutland, a farmer by occupation who spent his entire life there and died in 1875. Dr. H. E. Boardman was born in 1835, at West Rutland, Vermont, and was given the...

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Biographical Sketch of Franklin Buchanan Owen

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Owen, Franklin Buchanan; insurance; born, Talbot County, Md., Sept. 27, 1882; son of William Tilghman and Mary Tilghman Buchanan Owen; educated, public schools of Talbot County, Md., St. John’s College, Annapolis, Md., University of Maryland, School of Law, Baltimore, Md.; first lieut. Maryland National Guard; resigned in 1904; in November, 1897, entered the employ of Messrs. Lawford & McKim, general insurance agts. and brokers, of Baltimore; remained there until April, 1899; resigned to accept a position with the American Bonding Co. of Baltimore; was with that Company in various positions, until Dec. 31, 1906, resigning as sec’y and treas., to become mgr. of Baltimore branch of The American Surety Company of New York; resigned, and came to Cleveland, Jan. 31, 1909, and entered the employ of the late E. Shriver Reese, then gen. agt. of the Fidelity & Deposit Company of Maryland; member firm of Resse, Owen, Clark Agency, Suretyship and insurance; resident vice pres. Fidelity & Deposit Company of Maryland; member Society of Colonial Wars, Sons of American Revolution, and United Sons of Confederate Veterans; member Union, Tavern; Mayfield Country, Athletic, City and Church Clubs; member executive committee National Association of Casualty and Surety Agents; member executive committee Cleveland Board of Surety...

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Conley, Rebecca S. Hooper – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Mrs. Geo. W. Conley Passes Rebecca S. Hooper was born near Baltimore, Maryland, May 25th, 1828, and died at Dayton, Wash., April 10th, 1920, at the age of nearly 92 years. With her husband, Geo. W. Conley, she came to Joseph in 1888 where he died in 1907. During this period of nearly twenty years they contributed largely to the development of the county and added materially to the social life of this community. Following the death of Mr. Conley she resided with a daughter Mrs. W.T. Mahon until last summer when she went to Dayton to make her home with another daughter, Mrs. C.F. Austin. Of a family of eleven children seven survive her. They are Mrs. Mary Grisham, of Springfield, Missouri, J.M. Conley of Flora, Mrs. W.T. Mahon, of Joseph, Mrs. Elizabeth Tyler of Stanfield Oregon, and J.C. Conley of Enterprise, G.F. Conley of Eugene Oregon and Mrs. C.F. Austin of Dayton, Wash. Mrs. Conley has been practically helpless following a fall three years ago. Interment was made at Dayton, Wash. Tuesday. Wallowa County Reporter April 15, 1920, Wallowa County, Oregon Contributed By: Janine...

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