Location: Chautauqua County NY

Biographical Sketch of Hoyt V. Shulters

Shulters, Hoyt V.; sec’y and treas. The East Ohio Gas Co.; born, Chautauqua, N. Y., Dec. 3, 1868; son of Edwin and Martha (Camp) Shulters; educated, public school and business college; married, August, 1890, Mary E. Courtright, of Painesville, O.; business career, office position with the Tiffin Natural Gas Co. for four years; went to Toledo for the Northwestern Ohio Natural Gas Co.; in 1895, became asst. sec’y and treas. until 1902; came to Cleveland, and was elected sec’y and treas. East Ohio Gas Co.; sec’y and treas. Green River Coal Co.; director Connecting Gas Co., and East Ohio Gas Co.; interested financially in other gas companies and banks; Republican; Mason; member Union...

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Biography of Henry R. Ransom

The Pittsburg Sash & Door Company. One of the very considerable industries of the City of Pittsburg is The Pittsburg Sash & Door Company, which like many successful concerns had a very modest heginning but is now contributing a great deal of wealth to the city and is furnishing support to many families whose members find employment there. This business was originally started as a bay press by L. N. Mosteller, now a retired business man of Pittsburg. In October, 1902, Henry R. Ransom arrived in Pittsburg and bought what was then known as the Pittsburg Planing Mill, situated at Fourth and Grand Avenue. Since then the business has been under the direction of the Ransom family, and during the past year its business has been so voluminous that its payroll amounts to $15,000. It has prospered and expanded continuously during the fifteen years since Henry R. Ransom took charge of the industry. The Ransoms were a colonial English family that settled first in Virginia. Later they lived in New York State. S. S. Ransom was born at Perrysburg, New York, and is still living now retired at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was reared and married in Perrysburg, New York, and was for many years a traveling salesman. S. S. Ransom married Jennie Strickland, who was born in Ellinsville, Warren County, Pennsylvania. Henry R. Ransom, head of The Pittsburg Sash...

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Biographical Sketch of W. P. Jacobs

Although death claimed W. P. Jacobs in 1906, a year after his arrival in Bartlesville, he had already gained a well established position in business circles here, his enterprise and integrity winning for him the respect and confidence of all with whom he was brought into contact. He was born in Hammond, Indiana, in 1866, and acquired his education in Danville College, after which he became connected with the lumber business at Toledo, Ohio. From there he went to Findlay, Ohio, where he was identified with the same line of activity, and he subsequently removed to Lima, that state, where he became interested in the manufacture of torpedoes; conducting his enterprise under the name of the Producers Explosive Company, of which he was president. Subsequently the Dupont Powder Company bought out his interests and in 1905 he came to Bartlesville and purchased a drug store, also investing in oil property. He died in 1906 of heart failure. He was an astute, farsighted business man whose plans were carefully formulated and promptly executed, and opportunity was ever to him a call to action. In 1905, at Jamestown, New York, Mr. Jacobs was united in marriage to Mrs. Carolina (Raymond) Bush of Corry, Pennsylvania, a niece of the late Murray Raymond, who was president of the Raymond Manufacturing Company of Corry. Mr. Jacobs passe. away at the age of forty years,...

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Biographical Sketch of Dewitt Clinton Moon

Moon, Dewitt Clinton; gen. mgr. L. S. & M. S. R. R.; born, New York State, July 24, 1856; son of Eben and Rhobe (Tower) Moon; common school education; married, Dunkirk, New York, Oct. 5, 1881, Helen E. Brownell; issue, two sons, Eben D. and Cary B.; began railroad work as a telegraph operator, and advanced to train dispatcher, train master, division supt., asst. gen. supt., gen. supt., asst. gen. mgr. and gen. mgr., always with the New York Central lines; director T. & O. C., Toledo Terminal, Cleveland Short Line, Lake Erie & Pittsburgh, Lake Erie & Eastern, Zanesville & Western Rys.; member Chamber of Commerce; member Dunkirk, N. Y., Lodge, F. & A. M., Watertown, N. Y., Commandery, K. T.; member Union, Country, and New York Railway...

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Biographical Sketch of George C. Lang

Lang, George C.; furniture and undertaking business; born, Dunkirk, New York, Sept. 27, 1870; son of John A. and Theresa Fischer Lang; married Emma M. Stocker of Cleveland; lived on a farm until 21 years old; two years at the German-Wallace College; at 23, entered the coal and stone business, at Chicago Junction, Ohio; two years at Dunkirk, N. Y., in the ice and coal business; in 1897, went into the furniture and undertaking business in Cleveland, at Lorain Ave. and W. 95th St.; supt. of the German M. E. Sunday school; trustee of The German-Wallace College; member of the Independent Order of Foresters, and K. of...

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Biography of Leroy B. Sheldon

Leroy B. Sheldon. One of the oldest merchants in Lyon County, in years of continuous business, is Leroy B. Sheldon of Reading, who had had a store in that village supplying general merchandise to a large community for fully thirty years. Mr. Sheldon is also vice president of the Reading State Bank and had been quite a factor in local affairs. He comes of old American stock, the Sheldons having come from England to the New England states in colonial times. His grandfather was a native of Vermont, moved from Paulet, that state, to Chautauqua County, New York, and is buried at Fredonia, New York. Leroy B. Sheldon was born in Chautauqua County, New York, April 27, 1858. His father, Milton B. Sheldon, born in New York State in 1828 and died in Westfield, New York, in 1891, spent nearly all his active career as a Chautauqua County farmer. In politics he is a republican. He married Clarissa Barlow, who was born in New York State in 1829 and died in Chautauqua County in 1895. The oldest of their children is Myra, wife of Walter Corbett, a furniture dealer and undertaker at Sherman, New York; Linnie is the wife of George Van Deusen, a farmer near Syracuse, New York; the third in age is Leroy B. Sheldon; h. L. Sheldon is cashier in the Watertown Bank of South Dakota;...

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Reynolds, M. M. – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon M. M. Reynolds Passes Away Has Been Ill For The Past Several Months Was One of Early Pioneers of This County, Coming Here in 1876, Retired 15 Years Ago Merritt M. Reynolds, one of the early settlers in Grande Ronde valley, passed away last evening at his home, 1607 Adams avenue, following an extended illness lasting for the past year. Born in Chautauqua county, New York, Mr. Reynolds later went to Indiana with his family and then later to Des Moines, Iowa. On February 8, 1861, he was married to Miss Mary A. Wheeler. To this union, two sons were born, James Edward or this city, and Henry M., deceased. In the fall of 1875, Mr. Reynolds moved to Sacramento, California, but only remained there for a few months, when he came to La Grande where he has reside ever since. Linked up with the history of those early days, the first work of Mr. Reynolds in reaching the Grande Ronde valley in March 1876, was for the late Joseph Palmer, at the saw mill. Later, Mr. Reynolds began farming, owning one of the fine ranches of the valley located just a few miles southeast of La Grande. He remained on the farm until about 15 years ago, when Mrs. And Mrs. Reynolds retired and move to their Adams avenue home where they have...

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Chandler Todd of Pomfret NY

Chandler Todd5, (Jesse4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born in 1790, died Nov. 26, 1861, married June 18, 1826, Anne Bagg, of West Springfield, Mass., who was born in 1796, died Dec. 25, 1872. He removed to New York and bought land near the present town of Fredonia, N. Y. An obituary says of Mr. Todd: “Mr. Chandler Todd, one of the oldest citizens of the town of Pomfret, who has for the last thirty-five years lived on his farm about three miles down the creek on the west side, died at his home on Monday afternoon last.” He was a quiet, unobstrusive man, upright in all his dealings, and a useful member of society. Children: 422. Daughter, d. young. *423. Charles Abbott, b. Dec. 19, 1831. 424. Dwight Chandler, b. Nov. 18, 1834, died Jan. 26, 1907;...

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Justus Todd

Justus Todd6, (Asa5, Gershom4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born June 24, 1785, died Feb. 27, 1862, at Ellington, N. Y., married first, April 8, 1807, Cyrene, daughter of Isaac and Mary (Studley) Damon, of Chesterfield, Mass., who was born Oct. 2, 1787, died June 30, 1825. He married second, Mrs. Jemima (Hayden) Shaw, daughter of Caleb and Jemima (Damon) Hayden, she being a cousin to his first wife. She died in 1853, at Ellington, N. Y. Soon after his second marriage they removed to New York Sate, first to Cattaraugus County, thence a little later to Ellington, Chautauqua County, N. Y. He was a Universalist minister which did not please his father at all. It is supposed that this fact may have been partly the cause of his removal to New York State in 1831. Children by Cyrene Damon: 942. Asa, b. March 23, 1808, d. Aug. 6, 1818. *943. Iru Studley, b. Oct. 23, 1809. *944. Electa, b. Nov. 9, 1812. *945. Lucy, b. March 17, 1815. 946. Levi Solomon, b. July 11, 1816, d. Nov. 12, 1820. 947. Rufus, b. Aug. 8, 1818, d. Jan. 27, 1819. *948. Laura, b. Sept. 29, 1819. 949. Cyrene, b. Aug. 11, 1823, m. Frank Damon; no children, d. in New York State. Children by Jemima Hayden: 950. Parthenia, d. young. 951. Alonzo, b. Feb. 3, 1828, d. Nov. 11, 1851, of...

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Caleb Todd of Clayton MI

Caleb Todd6, (Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Dec. 13, 1807, at Fairfield, N. Y., died March 25, 1856, at Clayton, Genesee County, Mich., married first, at Westfield, N. Y., by Elder Chapman, March 17, 1833, Lucretia Wood, who was born April 10, 1816, at Westfield, N. Y., died Oct. 5, 1840, at Chautauqua, N. Y. He married second, April 21, 1843, at Westfield, N. Y., also by Elder Chapman, Hannah A. Felt, who was born May 4, 1818, at Palmyra, N. Y., died Feb. 2, 1885, at Davison, Mich. Child by Lucretia Wood: *994. George Emmett, b. July 1, 1834. Child by Hannah A. Felt: *995. Vesta, b. March 6, 1844. *996. Florence E. L., b. Dec. 8,...

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Lewis C. Todd of Chautauqua County NY

Lewis C. Todd6, (Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Feb. 17, 1794, died June 26, 1863, married May 3, 1818 in Chautauqua County, N. Y., Ellen Steadman who was born May 22, 1798, died Aug. 31, 1874. Children: 984. Washington, b. March 16, 1819, d. Sept. 22, 1820. *985. Lewis C., b. July 20, 1824. 986. Andrew, b. Dec. 12, 1827, d. July 27, 1828. *987. Catherine, b. May 16,...

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Thomas Jefferson Todd of Nebraska

Thomas Jefferson Todd6, (Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born March 11, 1803, at Fairfield, Herkimer County, N. Y., died Aug. 10, 1880, at Plattsmouth, Neb., married May 12, 1830, Mary Smith at Kiantone, Chautauqua County, N. Y. In the year 1832, they removed to Jamestown, N. Y.; in 1836 they went to Geauga County, Ohio; thence in 1839 to Carrol County, Ohio; then in 1841 they went to De Wittville, N. Y., to the farm originally owned by Caleb Todd and which was bought by him from the Holland Land Company, and which farm is now owned by Chautauqua County and is occupied as a County Poor Farm. In 1844, they removed to Monroe County, Ohio; thence in 1847 to Owen County, Ind., where he bought 80 acres of old growth timber land, which was cleared off by his sons Frederick P. and Ami B. Todd. While he was living in Indiana, he was generally engaged in erecting large hotels and mills for the manufacture of flour. He practiced medicine three years while residing in Monroe County, Ohio. In the year 1857, he moved with two ox teams across the States to Nebraska, having been fifty-five days in making the journey, landing on the East bank of the Missouri River, May 25, 1857, soon crossing over to the west bank in the territory of Nebraska. Otoe Indians were still...

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Bethiah Todd Bartholomew of Plymouth CT

BARTHOLOMEW, Bethiah Todd7, (Bethuel6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Aug. 1783, died Aug. 1838, married March 10, 1814, Reuben, son of Daniel and Hannah (Sutliff) Bartholomew, who was born March 10, 1784, in Plymouth, Conn., died Sept. 25, 1868. He was a farmer in Plymouth, Conn., in early life until 1812, when he removed to New York State, and in 1818 he settled in Chautauqua County, N. Y. Children:, I. Noah, b. Jan. 27, 1815, lived in Argos, Ind. II. Miles, b. Nov. 20, 1818, d. Nov. 2, 1838. III. George, b. Dec. 16, 1821, lived in Pomfret, N. Y. IV. Caroline, b. April 13, 1824, d. April 27, 1859, unmarried. V. Alfred, b. Jan. 20, 1825, d. March 25, 1826. VI. Eunice, d....

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Silas Todd of Mina NY

Silas Todd7, (Elam6, Edmund5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 26, 1798, in Plymouth, Conn., married Nov. 30, 1825, Betsey Filley, who was born Aug. 13, 1800, in East Granby, Conn. Mr. Todd was married in Lowville, N. Y., and soon after moved to Mina, Chautauqua County, N. Y., where he bought land which was covered with heavy timber. He cleared a spot large enough for his house and a garden. The house he built of logs, and here the first three children were born. About 1832, he hired out to a man in Sherman, N. Y., to manage an ashery. As the work was very exacting, he soon gave it up, and started for Illinois, where he bought a nice prairie farm. After having bought the farm, he went back to New York to get his family and household goods and again started for Illinois and their new home, the journey being made with a team. This was about 1843. He believed in education, and they both were very anxious to have their children receive a good one, and helped them all within their power. Children: *1393. James Doeg, b. Nov. 22, 1826. *1394. Esther Elvira, b. Dec. 17, 1828. *1395. Adelia Eliza, b. Jan. 30, 1832. *1396. Edward Payson, b. July 24, 1837. *1397. Mary Elizabeth, b. Aug. 22,...

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Frederick P. Todd of Jamestown NY

Frederick P. Todd7, (Thomas Jefferson6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born June 24, 1837, in Thompson, Geauge County, Ohio, married, May 30, 1865, Mary A., daughter of George B. Ford, who was born Oct. 13, 1844. In early life he went to Nebraska with his parents in the year 1857, where he remained until 1860, when he went to De Wittville, N. Y., where he attended school during the winter of 1860-61, then he attended the spring and fall terms at the Westfield (N. Y.) Academy in the year of 1861. In the winter of 1861-62, he taught school on Chautauqua Hill. In the spring of 1862 he returned to Plattsmouth, Neb., where he studied law with Hon. T. M. Marquette the following summer. The next winter he taught school in Mills County, Iowa, and the summer of 1863, he was employed in the office of the County Treasurer of Cass County, Iowa. Thence in the fall he went to Jamestown, N. Y., and obtained work in A. M. Harrington’s Dry Goods store where he remained until 1866, when in June he returned to Plattsmouth, Neb., and during the following winter he taught school in the Stocking District in Cass County, Neb. From 1867 to 1874 he lived in Plattsmouth and Nebraska City, Neb., engaged in Merchantile and Sewing Machine business. In the fall of 1874, he returned to...

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