Location: Carroll County OH

Biographical Sketch of J. A. White

J. A. White, farmer, of Brown’s Creek Township, P. O. Jewell City, was born in Carroll County, Ohio, March 30, 1838. Removed to Missouri; thence to Iowa. Came to Jewell County in 1852, and took a homestead twelve miles southwest of Mankato. He enlisted in the United States army in Company A, Thirty-first Iowa Volunteer Infantry, July 6, 1862, and was discharged, by reason of expiration of term of enlistment, July 3, 1865 in Davenport, Iowa. He is now the owner of 160 acres of land, and keeps thirty-five head of cattle and about that number of hogs. He was married in Morgan County, Ohio, March 27, 1858, to Miss Nancy E. Ellis. He is the father of nine children – Basil H., Lydia, Willie, Wilton, Thompson, Lucy, Mary, Charles and...

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Biographical Sketch of Abraham T. Brewer

Brewer, Abraham T.; lawyer; born in Monroe County, O., Sept. 20, 1841; son of Abraham and Mary (Mitchell) Brewer; educated, Indiana County, Pa., and Harlem Springs College, 1865-1866; LL. B., Ohio State Law College (Harlem Springs) ; married, Nov. 21, 1990, Clara Genella, daughter of Rev. John H. and Laura L. Tagg; served over three years in 61st Pennsylvania Volunteers in Civil War; seriously wounded at battle of Fair Oaks, and lay two days on battlefield without attention; admitted to bar, 1869. Author: Ohio Corporations, 5th edition, 1903; How to Make the Sunday School Go, 1892; True War Stories, 1907; History of Sixty-First Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1911,...

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Biographical Sketch of William George Ebersole

Ebersole, William George; dentist; M. D. and D. D. S.; born, Carrollton, O., Nov. 18, 1864; son of John E. and Nancy Lyons Ebersole; educated, Grammar and High School of Carrollton; Ohio Norman University at Ada O.; spent a year and a half in the study of law; Western Reserve University, both medical and dental courses; married, Dec. 17, 1890, Carrollton, O., Miss Ora Stemple; one son, Carl Haman, born Oct. 19, 1896; in October, 1898, began the practise of dentistry in Cleveland; two and one-half years demonstrator of operative dentistry at Western Reserve University; 1898-1899 and a part of 1900, lecturer on Oral Surgery at Western Reserve University; paramount interest, development of humanitarian dentistry; prominent in introducing into the public schools a system of dental inspection and educational lectures; member the Cleveland Dental Society, The Academy of Medicine, Northern Ohio Dental Ass’n, National Ass’n and The Ohio State Dental Ass’n; member Chamber of Commerce; Colonial Club; Republican; member Windimere Presbyterian...

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Biographical Sketch of William C. Scott

Scott, William C.; Lake Ford agt. Can. Pac. Ry.; born, Carroll County, O., May 3, 1869; son of Thomas and Susanna Gant Scott; in common schools until 13 years old, then entered coal mines; has picked up education since, as duties would permit; married, Cambridge, O., May 6, 1896, Sophia Hollenbeck; issue, two sons; Independent, politically; 1897-1899, National organizer U. M. U. A.; 1899-1901, editor Miners Journal; since 1901, in fuel department of Canadian Pacific R. R.; looking after mine loading, lake and rail forwarding of all American fuel purchased by the Canadian Pacific R. R.; three million tons annually; is well known in the coal trade all over country, east of the Mississippi River; good judge of coal; member Chamber of Industry. Recreation: Gardening and Shooting.   SCOTT, Nathan Stone; surgeon; M. D., Oberlin College, 1885-1887; Western Reserve University, 1889; (hon. A. M. Oberlin, 1895); Prof. principles of surgery, and dean, Cleveland College Physicians and Surgeons; consulting surgeon, Cleveland General and St. John’s Hospitals; member A. M. A., Ohio State Medical Society, Cleveland Medical Society, American Association Gynecologists and...

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Biographical Sketch of John Henry Lotz

Lotz, John Henry; head worker Alta Social Settlement House; born, Carrollton, O., Dec. 2, 1872; son of Daniel S. and Ella Hill Lotz; educated, Mt. Hemron Boy’s School, 1894; Williams College, 1898; Union Theological Seminary, 1904; post-graduate study, Columbia University; married, Middlebury, Conn., Aug. 17, 1904; May Louise Waters; one son; taught St. Paul’s School, Garden City, L. I., 1898-1901; director Bethany Memorial Boy’s Club, New York City, 1901-1904; since 1904 head of Alta House Settlement; member Grargoyle, Williams College, Chamber of Commerce, and City Club, Cleveland. Recreation:...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles E. Pool

Pool, Charles E.; coal operator; born, Irwin, Pa., July 8, 1881; educated, public schools; married, Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 1911; business career, real estate, Allegheny City, Pa., 1890-1902, W. Y. Bygate Co.; vice pres. one year; 1903, owned and operated coal mine at Gorman. Md., on the West Va. Central; 1904, organized The Continental Fuel Co.; 1906, owned and operated Quaker Valley mine, Rogers, O.; 1908, owned and operated Shamrock mines, Moro, Pa.; sold to Pittsburg Cambria Co.; same year, took over Russell Hill at Delroy, O.; 1910, operated mine at Clements, W. Va.; 1912, organized Claybrook Coal Mining Co.; Banner Creek, W. Va.; sec’y and treas. Claybrook Coal Mining Co.; member Athletic Club; also Wisconsin Gas...

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Biographical Sketch of James Justus Roby

Roby, James Justus; coal operator, born, Sherodsville, O., May 16, 1865; son of David and Sarah Justus Roby; common school education in Carroll County, Ohio, schools, and International Correspondence Schools, of Scranton, Pa.; married, Sherodsville, May 30, 1887, Della M. Henderson; two children, deceased; 1884 to 1900, agt. Wheeling & Lake Erie R. R.; 1895 to 1900, supt. Wheeling, Lake Erie & Pittsburgh Coal Co.; 1900-1911, vice pres. Roby Coal Co.; from 1912, efficiency engineer (coal mining operations); 1913, pres. and director The Short Creek Coal Co.; member Ohio Mining Commission under Gov. Harris; member The Cleveland Engineering Society; member Forest City Lodge, No. 368, F. A. M., Cleveland Chapter, No. 148, R. A. M., Holy rood Commandery, No. 32, K. T., Lake Erie Consistory, S. P. R. S., 32nd degree, Al Koran Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., AI Sirat Grotto, No. 17, M. 0. V. P. F. R., Cleveland Council, No. 36, R. &7 S. M., B. P. O. E., No. 18, Cleveland; member Union, and Athletic Clubs and Chamber of...

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Biography of Joseph Kennedy Hudson, General

Gen. Joseph Kennedy Hudson. One of the ablest soldiers of Kansas and most determined fighter for the free-state movement, the late General Hudson will have a lasting fame not only for what he did in the trying years of Kansas’ youth, but also as founder and for many years editor of the Topeka Capital. It was his resourcefulness as a practical newspaper man and his wonderful ability as an editor and molder of public opinion that gave the Capital its wide influence and standing as a journal, and the history of the Kansas Press had no more notable figure than Joseph Kennedy Hudson. It is not the purpose of this article to describe in detail the history of the Topeka Capital. That belongs to other pages. But something should be said of General Hudson’s personal relations with that journal and also of his ability and personality as an editor. It was in 1873 that he purchased the Kansas Farmer and moved it from Leavenworth to Topeka. He continued to edit and publish this paper until 1879. In March of the latter year he began the publication of the Topeka Daily Capital, now owned by Governor Capper. To the task of making a metropolitan daily paper with at least a state wide influence, General Hudson brought keen foresight, rare judgment, magnificent courage and a fund of energy and endurance that...

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Biography of Holmes, Samuel

Samuel Holmes has shown an ability amounting to genius for the successful handling of business affairs, especially landed transactions, and during his long residence in Kansas had accumulated some of the finest sections of farming land in Greenwood and surrounding counties. Mr. Holmes learned the value of industry when a boy, also the principles of straightforward integrity, and it may be said that in consequence he had always been a successful man. He is now eighty-three years of age and lives practically retired at Eureka. One of the connections he still retains is as vice president of the Home National Bank. Mr. Holmes is an honored veteran of the Civil war, in which he fought on the Union side. He was born in Carroll County, Ohio, December 8, 1834, and lived on his father’s farm there until 1853. In the meantime he attended the rural schools. Most of the schools at that time were supported on the subscription plan, and their advantages were correspondingly meager. In the spring of 1853 he moved out to Wayne County, Illinois, where his father followed him in the fall of the same year. Mr. Holmes laid the foundation of his success as a farmer in Illinois, and from that state brought considerable capital as well as experience to Kansas in the spring of 1870. Locating in Greenwood County, he pre-empted a claim and...

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Biography of Hon. Thomas Patton

HON. THOMAS PATTON. – There is scarcely a man in Oregon, who enjoys a greater measure of esteem, both in his own community and abroad, than the gentleman whose name heads this memoir. With the usual substantial and popular qualities of the pioneers, he has a touch of dash and a breadth of view which lift him somewhat above the horizon of even the first business men and thinkers of the Pacific Northwest. He is prominent among those who have given the tone and pose to the peculiarly refined and genial society of the Capital city. He was born in Carrollton, Ohio, March 19, 1829, and in 1838 moved with his parents to Findlay. His education was secured at Martinsburg Academy, and at the Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware. He chose the law as his profession, and after the usual preparation passed a very satisfactory examination, being admitted to the bar in 1850. The very flattering reports, which returning parties from Oregon had circulated relative to that territory, reaching his ears, he determined to come West, and in 1851 joined a party of emigrants at Council Bluffs, arriving at his destination in October of that year. In that company he first saw the lady, then a girl of fourteen years, who afterwards became his wife. He first settled on Yamhill county, where he remained until December, when he located at...

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