Location: Baltimore Maryland

Biographical Sketch of Rev. Francis T. Moran

Moran, Rev. Francis T.; D. D., LL. D.; pastor St. Patrick’s Catholic Church; born, Valparaiso, Indiana, Feb. 16, 1865; son of Peter and Katherine Kelleher Moran; educated at St. Paul’s Grammar School, Valparaiso; St. Francis Seminary, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; St. Charles College, Baltimore; St. Mary’s Seminary, Cleveland; ordained a priest Dec. 19, 1888, when 23 years of age; has traveled extensively in the United States, Canada, Mexico, West Indies, Europe and the Orient; for a number of years a lecturer; has done much writing for leading Catholic magazines, as well as miscellaneous writing; pastor of one of the largest Catholic parishes in Cleveland, with large school, finely equipped club house, etc.; prominent in civic work of the city; treas. Catholic Educational Ass’n of U. S.; member Civic League, Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Industry, Associated Charities, Humane...

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Biography of Finis Waldo Ewing, M. D.

Dr. Finis Waldo Ewing, engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery in Muskogee since 1915, his ability in his chosen calling being widely recognized, was born in Missouri, January 10, 1876, and is a son of Dr. Lee D. and Bettie (Harris) Ewing. At the usual age he became a public school pupil and having mastered the regular branches of the public school curriculum and had one year of university preparation, he went to Baltimore, Maryland, where he entered the Baltimore University in preparation for a professional career. He won his M. D. degree upon graduation with the class of 1905 and first located for practice at Terror, Oklahoma. Subsequently he was in Washington, D. C., where he was connected with the United States public health service for a time. In 1915 he came to Muskogee, where he has remained, here devoting his attention to the general practice of medicine and surgery. His labors have brought him continued success and in this field he has demonstrated his ability to cope with many intricate and involved problems, while at all times he has manifested the keenest interest in everything that tends to bring to man the key to the complex mystery which we call life. He has also figured prominently in public connection as a representative of the medical profession, for he has served as city health officer and...

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Biography of O. S. Somerville, M. D.

Dr. O. S. Somerville, who has been actively engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery at Bartlesville during the past sixteen years, is also a prominent factor in financial circles as Vice President of the Bartlesville State Bank. His birth occurred in Parkersburg, West Virginia, on the 11th of February, 1871, his parents being Andrew and Margaret (Slaven) Somerville, the latter also a native of West Virginia. Andrew Somerville, who followed general agricultural pursuits in that state throughout his active business career, passed away in 1899, while his wife was called to her final rest in 1913. In the acquirement of his education O. S. Somerville attended the common schools of Elizabeth, Parkersburg and Rockport, while his professional training was received in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Baltimore, Maryland, and in the Louisville Medical College of Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to his, graduation from the latter institution, however, he taught school in West Virginia. He came to Oklahoma in 1904 and engaged in the practice of medicine at Oktaha for a year and a half, on the expiration of which period he took up his abode in Bartlesville, where he has followed his profession continuously since. Dr. Sutton and Dr. Woodring are the only physicians in Bartlesville at the present time who were here at the time of the arrival of Dr. Somerville in 1905. He has...

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Campbell, Emma – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Death of Mrs. Emma Campbell, a former resident of Union, died at Logan, Utah, May 17, 1911, at the age of 74 years, 7 months and 11 days. The funeral took place in Union Saturday May 20, at 2 p. m. from the M. E. Church. Mrs. Emma Campbell was formerly Mrs. J, E, Yowell, and leaves two sons and three daughters of her immediate family, aside from her husband, Mr. Campbell, who resides at Logan, Utah. Old timers will remember J. E. Yowell, who was assessor of Union county in 1865. He came up from California in 1860 and owned the old toll road between North Powder and Union. The lady who afterward became his wife was born in the city of Baltimore, Maryland, in 1836, and they were married in Union about 1867. They were the parents of Thay and Clara Yowell, well known by many of our people. The body of Mrs. Campbell was laid to rest beside that of her first husband in the Union cemetery. Contributed by: Larry...

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G. M. Snouffer

Private, Arty., Btry. E, 29th Div., 110th Regt. Born in Baltimore, Md., in 1893; son of R. T. and Mrs. Carey Snouffer. Husband of Mrs. Minnia Snouffer. Entered service July 25, 1917, at Greensboro, N.C. Sent to Camp McClellan, Ala. On Mexican border three months. Mustered out at Camp McClellan Dec. 15,...

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Biography of Charles Tholen

Charles Tholen, who came to Kansas in 1857, was for a long period of years a recognized force in the professional and civic life of Leavenworth and was especially a leader among the German element of the city. He was a pioneer lawyer and had come to Kansas when it was still a territory and was first identified with Leavenworth as an employe of the fort. He was born at Emden in the Province of Hanover, Germany, January 28, 1827. He came of a prominent family and was given unusual advantages and training as a youth. His father, Claas Tholen, was a banker and also in the transportation business, both as an exporter and importer. Charles Tholen was given the same name as his father, but in America the pronunciation was apparently difficult and was readily confused with the name Charles, so that he finally adopted the cognomen Charles and as such was everywhere known. Besides a liberal literary education, he learned the business in which his father was engaged, and when he came to this country he was master of five modern languages, which he could speak fluently. Crossing the Atlantic in the early ’50s, Charles Tholen found his first work as a clerk in a bank at Baltimore. While living in that city he married Elizabeth Ogden. Their oldest child, Agnes, was born at Baltimore. In 1857...

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Martillus L. Todd of Baltimore MD

Martillus L. Todd9, (Hollis D.8, Ora B.7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born July 31, 1869, married Sept. 18, 1889, Mary E., daughter of Eli Clark and Isabelle Frew (White) Davis, who was born in Frewsburg, N. Y., April 7, 1872. Dr. Todd is an alumnus of Baltimore Medical College; served as Resident Physician at the Maryland Lying In Hospital; was appointed Associate Professor of Obstetrics at the Baltimore Medical College; Assistant Surgeon at the Presbyterian Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital; Visiting Surgeon at St. Vincents Orphan Asylum; appointed Associate Professor of Anatomy and Operative Surgery at the Baltimore Medical College in 1904; Visiting Surgeon at the Maryland General Hospital. Commissioned 1st Lieut. M. O. R. C., U. S. A. 1911; commissioned Captain in the M. R. C., U. S. A. in 1917; served as instructor at Camp Greenleaf, Ga., also as Assistant Director of Greenleaf School of Military Hygiene; commissioned as Major M. C., U. S. A. in Nov. 1917; served as Camp Sanitary Inspector at Camp Forrest and Chickamauga Park, Ga. and at Camp Lee, Va. He was retained in the service as Camp Sanitary Inspector at Camp Lee, Va., after demobilization of the army, then transferred to Camp Dix, N. J. Children: 2763. Martillus H., b. Sept. 14, 1890, m. Dec. 22, 1919, Adele V., daughter of James Wellington and Mary M. J. (Harper) Wood,...

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Fred Perine Todd of Baltimore MD

Fred Perine Todd9, (George B.8, Caleb7, Caleb6, Caleb5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born May 9, 1860, married Nov. 12, 1890, Melle Stuart, who was born March 18, 1867. He is a dentist and practises his profession in Baltimore, Md. where he lived. Children: 2584. Nellie Marie, b. Sept. 8, 1891. 2585. Florence Elizabeth, b. Aug. 9, 1894. 2586. Laura Evelyn, b. Dec. 2, 1896. 2587. George Brainard, b. Aug. 21,...

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Biographical Sketch of S. A. Campbell

S. A. Campbell, surgeon dentist; Mattoon; was born in Mercer Co., Penn., Aug. 16, 1848; his father came with his family in October, 1854, to Mercer Co., Ill., and there settled on a farm; six days after coining, he sickened and died; at the age of 11 years, Dr. Campbell went into the office of Dr. E. B. Hamill, of Philadelphia, and at 12, began the study of dentistry; here he remained under instruction about two and a half years; he then entered the Baltimore Dental College, the oldest dental institution in the world; in 1868, having completed the course he received the degree of D. D. S.; he next located in Philadelphia, and entered upon the practice of his profession; in May, 1870, he removed to Mattoon, Ill.; he is the oldest established dentist in the city, if not in the county. He was married in November, 1874, to Nellie Fallin, a native of Bracken Co., Ky.; has one daughter-Laura Bertha; he has a large practice, and is recognized as a skilled workman in his...

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Biography of Michael Stanton

Michael Stanton. Honored among the oldest settlers of Northeastern Kansas are Michael Stanton and his wife Maria (Melody) Stanton, of Leavenworth. Theirs had been an ideal life. For nearly three score years they have been married, years of happiness, of hard work and of useful, frugal living, and as the evening shadows of their earthly pilgrimage lengthen their retrospective view brings to them but little to regret and much for which they are thankful. Each had lived beyond the Psalmist’s allotted three-score-and-ten, and their married life of fifty-eight years of happiness not unmixed with sorrow, as is usual in the lives of the average–have been spent at Leavenworth. Michael Stanton was born in the County Mayo, Ireland, August 15, 1841, and is one of seven children born to the marriage of Thomas Stanton and Mary Brennan. In 1847 occurred in Ireland what was known as the “Great Famine,” and it was in that year that Thomas Stanton, owing to the impoverished condition of the country, taking such money as he had and borrowing enough more, took passage on a sailing vessel with the avowed purpose of establishing a home for himself and loved ones in America. He was a landscape gardener and found employment at this occupation on a large plantation near Baltimore, Maryland. In 1850 he had accumulated enough means to bring his family to this country. The...

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Biography Of Mary Alice Murdock

Mary Alice Murdock probably deserves to rank first among Kansas women in the field of journalism. As editor and manager of the El Dorado Republican she is continuing a publication and an influence which were dignified and ennobled by her honored father, the late Thomas Benton Murdock. She was born at Emporia, Kansas, February 28, 1870, and four days after her birth her parents removed to El Dorado, where she grew up and was educated in the public schools. She worked nearly through the senior year in high school, and finished her education in Mount Washington Seminary at Baltimore, Maryland. She grew up in the atmosphere of journalism and fitted herself into practically every detail of her father’s paper. Thus she was a thorough newspaper woman at the time of her father’s death on November 4, 1909, and on December 1 following she took an active part in the management of the Republican and largely directed it until April 1, 1910. Then, under appointment from President Taft, she filled for four years the office of postmaster of El Dorado. On May 1, 1914, Miss Murdock took active charge of the El Dorado Republican, and had since been its editor. The El Dorado Republican had a large circulation over Butler and surrounding counties, and its influence is practically state wide. It is now and had been for the past two...

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Biography of Hon. William A. Conn

Hon. William A. Conn, of San Bernardino, is one of those strong individualities in the pioneer history of California, who by his force of character and intellect stamped his impress upon the early civilization of the Golden State. Though a number of the first years of his residence on the Pacific coast were passed in the northern part of the State, at San Francisco, yet for a third of a century Southern California has had the benefits of his public-spirited patriotism, his business attainments and his generous philanthropy. Mr. Conn was born in 1814, on the West India Islands, where his father had settled some years previously to engage in shipping and mercantile business, and was a large property owner there. Four years after the birth of the subject of this memoir, he came with his family to the United States and resided several years in the city of Baltimore. Deciding to seek a home in the then new West, he started with his family for Pittsburgh, he and his wife traveling on horseback and the children in a Pennsylvania “schooner” wagon. On reaching the ” Smoke City” the family and their belongings shipped on board a keelboat down the Ohio River for Cincinnati, their final destination being St. Louis. They stopped about a year in the Ohio metropolis, then started for St. Louis, but Mr. Coon was diverted...

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Biography of Hon. Henry Montague Willis

Hon. Henry Montague Willis, San Bernardino, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, September 21. 1831. His ancestors were among the first English settlers of the colony of Virginia and Maryland prior to the Revolution. His father, Mr. Henry H. Willis, was a captain in the merchant marine, with whom the subject of this memoir made a number of voyages before he was twelve years of age, alternating between school and the sea. At the age of twelve he adopted a seafaring life, and during six years’ sailing the briny deep he visited the ports of the Mediterranean, England, France, Ireland, Rio Janeiro, Montevideo, Buenos Ayres, Pernambuco and Valparaiso, and rose by successive steps to full seaman, and finally to officer of the vessel. While in Rio Janeiro in 1848 as second mate of the bark Helen M. Fiedler, a fleet of clippers arrived with the first passengers for the gold fields of California. This was the first intelligence received of the discovery of gold. One of the ships of this fleet being disabled, his vessel was chartered to carry a portion of her passengers to California; and loading with such cargo as was most appropriate for the market of San Francisco, the bark started on her voyage. June 28, 1849; the vessel anchored in San Francisco harbor, having touched only at Valparaiso for supplies. Soon after his arrival the young...

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Biography of James P. Fulton

James P. Fulton, postmaster at Stanley, Ontario county, New York, and who has held a number of other positions under the government of the United States, has served his country bravely and well, as will be found detailed further on in this sketch. He is a descendant of the distinguished Fulton family, of Ireland, and it seems but natural that his name should be found in the lists of those who fought so gallantly during the civil war, as he but displayed the traits inherited from a number of his ancestors. Among these was his maternal great-grandfather, Captain John Rippey, who was in active service throughout the revolutionary war, was brevetted major, shared the hardships endured at Valley Forge, and participated in all the battles in which Washington was personally engaged. James S. Fulton, father of James P. Fulton, was horn in Seneca township, New York, in 1813, and died there, May 6, 1887. He was occupied as a farmer throughout the active years of his life. He married Margaret Ann, who died January 2, 1892, daughter of Thomas and Anna (Rippey) McCauley. Among their children were: John M., who was graduated from Hobart College, and studied law at the Albany Law School, and is now (1910) a prominent lawyer in St. Louis, Missouri; and James P., see forward. James P., son of James S. and Margaret Ann (McCauley)...

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Biography of Lewis Balch, M. D., PH. D.

LEWIS BALCH, M. D., PH. D. ONE of the physicians and surgeons of Albany, whose professional assistance has been sought often in consultation through the state, is Dr. Lewis Balch. He was born in the city of New York, corner of Great Jones street and Second Avenue, on the 7th day of July, 1847. Ancestry on both sides is a notable one. It is of English and French origin. Several of his ancestors have rendered no small service in this country in civil and ecclesiastical matters. He is the oldest son of the Rev. Lewis P. W. Balch, D. D., and Anna Jay. His father was born in Leesburg, Va., in 1810, and died in Detroit, Mich., in 1874, where he was rector of Grace Episcopal church. Before the Rev. Dr. Balch moved to Detroit, where he resided but a year, he had filled many and important offices in the church, both in this country and Canada, having been for fifteen years secretary of the house of bishops of the United States. He was especially distinguished for his eloquence as a preacher. When a young man he was appointed a cadet at West Point, and served there three years, resigning to enter Princeton college preparatory to studying for the ministry. His mother, a lady of rare beauty and accomplishments, the daughter of the Hon. William Jay, died when the...

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