Location: Cincinnati Ohio

Biographical Sketch of Thomas H. Hogsett

Hogsett, Thomas H.; corporation lawyer; born, Highland County, O., May 17, 1858; son of John N. and Hanah E. Hughes Hogsett; educated, common and high schools and private teachers; studied law in the office of Hon. Charles H. Collins, in Hillsboro, completing law course in Cincinnati Law School, in 1882; admitted to bar that year, but owing to ill health, did not begin practice until 1883; married, Columbus, Neb., June 8, 1883, Miss Rebecca Jones; issue, one daughter, Edith, and one son, Robert; in 1883, practiced law in Hillsboro; two years in practice with the late Judge Albert G. Mathews; then associated with Judge Samuel F. Steel, of Hillsboro; in 1895, came to Cleveland, and formed partnership with Judge G. B. Solders, at the end of three years appointed by Mayor Farley a director of law for the city; had this position during the Farley administration, then formed partnership with M. B. & H. H. Johnson, devoting his time to corporation practice; two terms director of the Chamber of Commerce, and connected with the Municipal Ass’n; by appointment of ex-Gov. Harris served on the Ohio Tax Commission; member Ohio and Cleveland Bar Ass’n; trustee Calvary Presbyterian Church; member Union, Euclid, and Columbus Clubs. Recreations: Golf and Horseback...

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Biographical Sketch of Burt A. Miller

Miller, Burt A.; surety bonds; born, Canton, 0., March 17, 1871; son of William K. and Sarah Burwell Miller; educated at Cornell university and Cincinnati Law School; married, Canton, O., Dec. 27, 1899, Jane Rabe; organized the surety business in Cuba and Porto Rico after the Spanish-American war, drawing law permitting surety companies to operate in Cuba, and fixing the deposit required and tax to be paid; resident vice pres. and mgr. for Northern Ohio of the Southwestern Surety Ins. Co.; served in the 8th inf., O. N. G. (second lieut.); vice pres. Surety Association of Cleveland; member Canton Lodge, F. & A. M., Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Cleveland Athletic, and Rotary...

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Biographical Sketch of Herman B. Van Tress

Van Tress, Herman B.; dentist; born, Ohio, Oct. 8, 1865; son of Cyrus H. and Jane Donaldson Van Tress; educated, public schools, Wilmington, O.; married, Sandusky, O., Sept. 6, 1894, Eva D. Gordon; issue, two daughters, Bessie and Gladys; received professional training at The Ohio College of Dental Surgery, Department of Dentistry, University of Cincinnati; graduating with degree of D. D. S., March 11, 1891; member Ohio Dental Society, Northern Ohio Dental Society, and Cleveland Dental Society; came to Cleveland in the spring of 1897; went to Los Angeles, Cal., immediately after his marriage, and remained there about two years and a half; member Cleveland Camera Club. Recreations: Amateur Photography, Billiards and...

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Biographical Sketch of Louis Wolsey

Wolsey, Louis; rabbi; born, Jan. 8, 1877, Midland, Mich.; son of William and Frances Krueger Wolsey; educated, public and High Schools, Chicago, University of Cincinnati, B. A., 1899, Hebrew Union College, B. H. L., 1894; rabbi, 1899; post-graduate University of Chicago and Western Reserve University; married, June 12, 1912, Florence H. Wiener, daughter of Abraham Wiener, Cleveland; rabbi Congregation B’Ne Isreal, Little Rock, Ark., 1899-1907; rabbi Euclid Ave. Temple, Cleveland, 1907-; during incumbency new temple built at Euclid Ave. and East 82d; Chaplain-General Arkansas State Guard, 1905; member American Association of Political Science, Religious Education Ass’n, Central Conference of American Rabbis, B’Nai B’Rith, Zeta Beta Tau, Western Star Lodge, No. 2, F. & A. M., Little Rock, Shrine, honorary life member B. P. 0. E.; Excelsior Club; member of committee to nominate Charter Commission, Cleveland,...

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Biography of William A. Cormany

William A. Cormany. During a period covering more than a half century William A. Cormany has been a resident of Fort Scott, and in this time has been closely identified with the agencies that have made for progress along material, educational and moral lines. Coming here a veteran of the Civil war, in 1866, he entered newspaper life as owner of the Fort Scott Monitor, and since then his activities have branched out in various avenues of business. He is one of the few remaining of the early settlers of the city, and looks upon its present prosperity with the eye of a proprietor. Mr. Cormany is a son of William and Margaret (Coldsmith) Cormany, the former of whom was born in Edinburg, Scotland, in 1810, and the latter in Pennsylvania, of Duteh descent, in 1813. William Cormany was brought to the United States in 1813, by his parents, the family settling in Pennsylvania, where he met and married Margaret Coldsmith, and in 1840 they started for Ohio in a covered wagon. When they were twelve miles from the little Town of Lithopolis, Fairfield County, Ohio, the wagon broke down, and before the journey could be resumed, the son, William A., was born, January 27, 1841. Several weeks later the little party again got under way and finally reached their destination, at Lancaster, Ohio, where the father worked at...

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Biography of James Cuthbert

James Cuthbert. One of the oldest and best known general contractors in the state is James Cuthbert of Topeka, which city has been his home and the center of his widely extended activities more than thirty-five years. As his name indicates, Mr. Cuthbert is a sturdy Scotchman, and his many associates and friends in Kansas say that he exemplifies all the best traits of the race. He was born in Nairnshire, Scotland, July 14, 1849, a son of James and Jane (Bowie) Cuthbert, who spent their lives in Scotland. He grew up among his native hills and heather, had a public school education, and after reaching his majority attended evening schools in Glasgow. At Elgin, Scotland, he served a four years’ apprenticeship at stone cutting, and subsequently worked as a journeyman in Glasgow. In order that he might find those abundant opportunities which he had long heard existed in America, he carefully saved his money to enable him to cross the Atlantic and make a home in the New World. Through the influence of Mr. Coats, whose name is familiar throughout the world as the inventor of the Coats thread, he went to Canada in March, 1872, and for a time worked at Peterboro, Ontario. After six months in Canda he came to the United States, and for about a year followed his trade in Cincinnati. It was in...

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Biographical Sketch of Emile Marie Uhlrich

Uhlrich, Emile Marie; architect; born, Epinal, France, March 28, 1873; son of Louis F. and Francoise Von der Scheer Uhlrich; educated, Ecole, Fenelon, Vanjours, France; Lycee, St. Nicholas, Paris, France; Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France; married, Le Havre, France, October, 1908, Marguerite Augustine Juliette Gembre; pupil of Berger and Maistranse, Paris, France, 1890; designer for Des Jardines & Hayward, Cincinnati, 1894; established alone since 1904; representative works, St. Elizabeth’s Church, Cincinnati, O.; St. Rocop, St. Francis, St. Johns, St. Ladislas churches; St. Michaels, Our Lady of Lourdes schools; J. L. Hudson Co.’s Building, Cleveland, Akron Music Hall, St. Mary’s Church, Marietta, O., St. Peter’s Church, Steubenville, O.; Our Lau), of Consolation Church, Carey, O.; St. Peter’s and Paul’s School, Wellston, O.; St. Mary of the Angels Church, Olean, N....

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Biographical Sketch of Wilson George Smith

Smith, Wilson George; composer, pianist; born, Elyria, Ohio, Aug. 19, 1855; son of George Troupe and Calista M. Smith; graduated Cleveland public schools; began musical education in Cincinnati, 1875, under Otto Singer; studied in Berlin, 1880-1882, under Kullak, Kiel, Scharwenka, Moszkowski and Oscar Ralf; married Mez Brett (artist and writer), of Ohio, April 16, 1883; since 1882, engaged as teacher of piano, voice and composition; also musical literateur, editor and critic, Cleveland Press, since 1902; held important official positions in Music Teachers’ National Ass’n; piano compositions (several hundred) include books of piano studies, transcriptions and editorial revisions of classic and modern works; also composer many popular...

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Biographical Sketch of Henry Taylor

Taylor, Henry; florist; born, England, March 16, 1852; son of Charles and Susan New Taylor; educated, West Fendred British National School; married, Wellsville, O., Feb. 8, 1877, Susan Coyle; issue, five children; at the age of 16, began working at plumbing; followed that until 1908; worked for some of the best firms in Cleveland, Cincinnati, O., and Lafayette, Ind., as a journeyman plumber; held responsible positions with good firms in all the abovenamed cities; 1908, started in the florist...

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Biographical Sketch of Alexander S. Taylor

Taylor, Alexander S.; real estate operator; born, Cleveland, April 3, 1869; son Virgil C. and Marguerite M. Sacket Taylor; educated, public schools and Brooks Military Academy, graduating in 1888; married, Cincinnati, O., May 16, 1894, Clara Therse Law; issue, one son, Virgil Corydon Taylor, second; served five years in the Gatling Gun Battery; never held political office; in 1911, was tendered directorship of public works under Mayor Baehr, and has been under consideration as Republican nominee for mayor; in 1892, became member of firm of V. C. Taylor & Son; 1908, elected pres. of Cleveland Real Estate Board; 1910, elected pres. of National Association of Real Estate Exchanges; director Guarantee Title & Trust Co., The Bailey Realty Co., Cleveland Paper Box Co., Cleveland Collateral Loan Co.; pres. Coventry Road Land Co.; vice pres. The Wilbrandt Co.; treas. and director The United Realty & Investment Co., trustee The Cleveland Real Estate Board, The Babies’ Dispensary and Hospital; director The National Association of Real Estate Exchanges; member Loyal Legion, Sons of American Revolution, Rotary Club, and Chamber of Commerce; member Athletic, Union, Tavern, Euclid, Mayfield, and Country Clubs; the firm conducts general real estate business, and enlarged transactions, resulting in the erection of large buildings in the downtown section, including the First National Bank Bldg., the Hippodrome Bldg., the Higbee Bldg., the Wilbrandt Bldg. and the New Statler Hotel; also handle...

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Biographical Sketch of Harry Norris Rickey

Rickey, Harry Norris; newspaper man; born, Aug. 12, 1871, Cincinnati, O., son of John M. and Marinda Paine Rickey; educated, Cleveland public schools; married, 1899, Virginia Nelson Odor, Cleveland; three children; twenty-five years in newspaper business, as reporter, editor and publisher; vice pres. Scripps Pub. Co.; pres. and trustee Newspaper Enterprise Ass’n; director Des Moines News Co.; member Cleveland Athletic...

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Biographical Sketch of La Quinio Rawson

Rawson, La Quinio; lawyer; born, Fremont, O., Oct. 28, 1871, son of Joseph L. and Margaret A. Gelpin Rawson; educated, High School, Fremont, O.; Cincinnati College, Law Department, 1892, degree Bachelor of Law; married, Fremont, O., Dec. 26, 1895, Beatrice Frances Floyd, of Cleveland; one daughter, Beatrice Rawson; member Ohio Legislature from Cuyahoga County, 1904-1905; served as Chairman of Committee on Insurance, and as member of Committee on Finance; sec’y and member executive committee The Cleveland Life Insurance Co.; member Ohio State Bar Ass’n and National Geography Society; member Masonic Fraternity, New England Society, Society of Mayflower Descendants; member Athletic Club, Chamber of Commerce, and Chamber of Industry, Vestryman Church of the Ascension (Protestant Episcopal), Lakewood, O.; member executive board of the Municipal Association of...

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Biographical Sketch of William Banks Rogers

Rogers, William Banks; clergyman; born at Cincinnati, Dec. 7, 1857; son of Joseph Hill and Mary Rose (Mcllvain) Rogers; academic and collegiate course St. Xavier’s College, 1869-1875; St. Stanislaus Seminary, Normal, Florissant, Mo., 1875-1879, Woodstock College, Maryland, philosophy, science, 1879-1881; Louvain, Belgium, metaphysics, ethics, 1881-1882; Woodstock College, theology, 1887-1891; taught English and classics, St. Ignatius College, Chicago, 1882-1884; St. Xavier’s College, Cincinnati, 1884-1887; ordained Roman Catholic priest, 1890; perfect studies, St. Xavier’s College, Cincinnati, 1891-1892, Marquette College, Milwaukee, 1893-1895, St. Louis University, 1896-1898; pres. Marquette College, 1898-1900, St. Louis University, 1900-1908; resigned February, 1908, on account of ill health; in 1903, secured Marion-Sims-Beaumont College of Medicine, St. Louis, as medical department, St. Louis...

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Biographical Sketch of W. L. Rosenberg

Rosenberg, W. L.; orginator and mgr. of the Windsor Institute for Backward Children; born, Westphalen, Jan. 10, 1850; son of Henry Rosenberg; educated in common schools and University of Berlin; married, New York, 1884, Marie Vessie Rosenberg; one son, Dr. Percy Rosenberg, and one daughter, Mrs. Eisie Werley; taught Latin and German for two years in Boston; then worked for Chicago, New York and Cincinnati newspapers; in 1897-1899, local editor of the Waechter-Anzeiger; then returned to his profession as teacher of backward children; is a Social-Democrat; for eight years was teacher of Latin and Greek in Germany; left on account of political persecution; owner and mgr. The Windsor Institute; presiding officer of the Literary Section of Germania Vorwaerts Turn...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles W. Pattison

Pattison, Charles W.; lawyer; came to Cleveland from Cincinnati, O., in 1903; began law practice in Cleveland, was in partnership with the late Jas. J. Hogan, and later with Francis C. McMillin, now of the New York bar; now associated with Harvey R. Keeler, formerly of the Common Pleas Bench of Cuyahoga County; also W. H. Hasselman and C. F. McConnell, under the firm name of Keeler & Pattison; university and law education, specializing in insurance law; member Ohio State and American Bar Associations, Commercial Law League of America; member Cleveland Credit Men’s Ass’n, The Cleveland Real Estate Board. The Civic League and The Chamber of Commerce; Republican; member Tippecanoe, City, and Athletic Clubs. Fraternally belongs to Masons, Odd Fellows, Elks, and Knights of Pythias,...

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