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Biography of Thomas Moore

THOMAS MOORE. A well known farmer and stock man of Howell Township, Howell County, Missouri, is Thomas Moore, whose progressive ideas, energy and enterprise have done much to make this section the fine agricultural region that it is. He hails from the Buckeye State and owes his nativity to Coshocton County, where he first saw the light of day in 1840. His parents, Thomas and Catherine (Bess) Moore, were born in the Green Isle of Erin and in Pennsylvania, respectively, both their births occurring in the year 1800. Mr. Thomas Moore, Sr., came from the land of his birth to the United States and became a prominent and well-known citizen of the section of Ohio in which he settled. He was a man of fair education and intelligence, was a hard-working, industrious man all his life and was a useful and helpful citizen of the different sections in which he made his home. In 1844 he came by wagon with his family to Maries County, Missouri, but about ten years later he moved to Gasconade County, where he spent the rest of his life. He was a Methodist in his religious belief, and a Whig in politics. He left several brothers and sisters in Ohio. His wife died in Montgomery County, Illinois, in 1872, after having lived a widow a great many years. She had for many years been...

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Biography of Jonas W. Brown

Jonas W. Brown, of Boise, is an honored pioneer both of California and of Idaho. He crossed the plains with ox teams to Shasta county, California, in 1853, and since that time his life record has been inseparably interwoven with the history of this section of the country. At all times he has been the advocate of those measures tending to-ward the advancement and development of the region, and his influence is that of an honorable, upright man, whose force of character stamps itself indelibly for good upon the public life. This work would be incomplete without mention of Jonas W. Brown, and it is therefore with pleasure that we present his sketch to our readers. A native of Ohio, he was born in Roscoe, Coshocton County, on the 27th of June, 1825, and is descended from New England ancestry. His father, Samuel Brown, was a resident of North Danvers, Massachusetts. His mother, Mrs. Lydia (Warren) Brown, was a relative of General Warren, who won fame at the battle of Bunker Hill. They were members of the Methodist church and were people of much worth. The father was a farmer and also engaged in the manufacture of brick. He departed this life in 1871, at the age of eighty-four years, and his wife was called to her final rest in her fifty-sixth year. They had a family of ten...

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Biography of Richard Watson Argue

Richard Watson Argue, who died April 24, 1916, was very well and prominently known in the oil industry of the Mid-Continent field, lived at Independence a number of years, and Mrs. Argue, his widow, is still a resident there and had proved her resourcefulness as a business woman in looking after the extensive properties left by Mr. Argue at the time of his death. He was born near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, March 1, 1845, a son of John Wilson Argue, who was born in County Cavan, Ireland, went to America early in life, and followed farming in Canada. He died on his farm near Ottawa. Reared in Canada, gaining his education in the public schools, Richard W. Argue spent the first twenty-one years of his life at home, and then took up the oil business at Titusville, Pennsylvania. He followed the oil fields, with all the ups and downs and fortunes and vicissitudes of that industry through Pennsylvania, operating in Titusville, Crawford County, Clarion County, and McKean County, and later established himself at Buffalo, New York, becoming an extensive operator in the gas fields in West Seneca. From Buffalo in 1897 he extended his activities into Wood and Allen counties, Ohio, and became a very prominent business man of Lima. In 1963 Mr. Argue came to Kansas, locating in Independence, and thereafter was an oil producer both in Kansas...

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Biography of Hosea L. Daugherty

HOSEA L. DAUGHERTY, Deceased. – Were a compilation of the character that the history of Union county purports to be, to leave from its pages an epitome of the life of the late esteemed and beloved citizen of our county, whose name appears at the head of this article, there would be cause for weighty criticism, since he wrought here for the advancment of the county, and labored for its material progress with a skill and energy that commended him to every true citizen, while his life of uprightness and reputation untarnished made him the recipient of the esteem and confidence of all. In Coshocton county, Ohio, on August 1, 1834, Hosea L. was born to John and Jane (Mitchell) Daugherty. In his native place, he acquired an education from the district schools, that most worthy of all American institutions, and when he had arrived at the age of seventeen, in company with his oldest brother, he started across the plains to California. The trip was destined to be a sad one, for when well out on the plains, his brother sickened and despite all care that could be bestowed grew steadily worse until death ended his sufferings. Bereft of his wise counsel and companionship, it required courage and pluck for the young man, left to pursue the journey to its end. However, he did so and soon was...

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Biographical Sketch of George W. Crile

Crile, George W.; surgeon, born, Chili, O., Nov. 11, 1864; son of Michael and Margaret (Deeds) Crile; A. B., Ohio Northern University, 1884, A. M., 1888; M. D., Wooster University, Cleveland, 1887; student Vienna, 1893; London, 1895; Paris, 1897; (hon. Ph. D., Hiram College, 1901); married Grace McBride, of Cleveland, Feb. 7, 1900; prof. clin. surgery, Western Reserve University, since, 1900; surgeon, Lakeside Hospital Alvarenga prize, College Physiology, Phila., 1901; fellow, A. A. A. S.; member-Association of American Pathologists and Bacteriologists, A. M. A.; American Surgical Association; Soc. Experimental Biology and Medicine, American Physiology Society. Author: Surgical Shock, 1897; Surgery of Respiratory System, 1900; Certain Problems Relating to Surgical Operations, 1904; On the Blood Pressure in Surgery, 1903; Hemorrhage and Transfusion, 1909; major and brigade surgeon, U. S. V., 1898-1899, war with...

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Biographical Sketch of Alexander Hadden

Hadden, Alexander; lawyer and jurist; born, Wheeling, W. Va., July 2, 1850; son of Alexander and Mary Welch Hadden; graduate of Oberlin College, A. B., class of ’73; married Frances Mary Hawthorne, July 17, 1883, Coshocton, O.; two children, Alice and John A.; assistant prosecuting attorney, 1882-1885; prosecuting attorney 1885-1901; probate judge since 1905; member of law firm of Goulder & Hadden, 1880-1882; Hadden & Parks, 1891-1902; Hadden, Parks & Griswold, 1902-1903; Wilcox, Collister, Hadden & Parks, 1903-1904; Collister, Hadden & Griswold, 1904-1905; professor of criminal law, Western Reserve University, since 1894; trustee, Cleveland Humane Society; member University Club, Chamber of Commerce, I. O. 0....

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Biography of C. O. Ross

C. O. Ross. In a conspicuous place on the roll of men who have become successful through their connection with the oil and gas industry is found the name of C. O. Ross, a native of the Buckeye state and a splendid type of the alert, progressive and public-apirited men whose records are indications that success is ambition’s answer. His long and prominent connection with the oil business began at the time of his majority, when he started in at the bottom to make his way to a position of prominence, and no oil producer in Kansas has a better record for high and straightforward business conduct, or for success won with honor. With the exception of six months spent in Colorado he has made Coffeyville his home and the center of his activities since 1907. Mr. Ross was born on a farm in Wesley Township, Bartlett P. O., Washington County, Ohio, January 16, 1875, and is a son of James and Martha (Heald) Ross. Thomas Ross, his grandfather, was born in 1796, in Scotland, and as a young unmarried man came to America, making his way from New York to Virginia, where for some years he was engaged in farming. In later life he removed to Illinois, where he continued in agricultural pursuits until his death in 1876, when he was eighty years of age. With native thrift...

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Biography of James C. Holland

James C. Holland. The public architecture of Kansas, especially in the capital city, is largely a record of the skill and experience of one man, James C. Holland. Mr. Holland by all the standards that can be applied is a great architect. He has gained a well deserved prominence in this profession. His experience in Kansas covers more than thirty years. At one time he held the office of state architect, but throughout his business has largely been in connection with the designing and the superintending of construction of buildings which serve a public or quasi-public purpose. A few years ago a signal recognition of his standing as an architect was given when he was one of the eight architects outside the city invited by the New York Society of Architects to membership in that body. When it is considered that this is the greatest organization of its kind in America, and when only men of recognized standing and ability are admitted to its membership, the invitation can be appraised at its real worth, and even Mr. Holland, who has never looked for praise or honors beyond a conscientious performance that would satisfy himself, had reason to be pleased with this invitation. Both as to his family and himself a great deal might be said and the following sketch has a most appropriate place in any history of Kansas....

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Biography of Frederic M. Wilhelm

Frederic M. Wilhelm. When a boy in his early teens Frederic M. Wilhelm began working for himself and has risen from the position of an office employe to secretary of the Prairie Pipe Line Company of Independence. He has been closely identified with the present company and the Prairie State Oil and Gas Company at Independence for the past twelve years. Thirty-three years of age, Mr. Wilhelm was born at Decatur, Indiana, January 6, 1883. His father, George Wilhelm, was born in Germany in 1854, and when ten years of age ran away from home and soon afterwards found his way to the United States, and located in Decatur, Indiana. On reaching manhood he became a farmer and later a merchant, and in 1884 moved to Lima, Ohio, where he died in 1897. He was a republican and a member of the Catholic Church. George Wilhelm married Elizabeth Mueller, who was born of German parentage in Ohio and is still living at Lima. Their children are: John C., who is connected with a pipe line and lives in Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Mary, wife of L. A. Feltz, secretary of the Citizens Savings and Building Association of Lima, Ohio, a very important institution with assets of $2,500,000; Catherine, at home with her mother; Frederic M.; Henry M., who was private secretary to the assistant general manager of the Prairie Oil &...

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Biography of Charles Hiram Cook

Charles Hiram Cook. Prominent among the men who have long been identified with the oil industry in Kansas as producers and drillers is found Charles Hiram Cook, of Coffeyville. From the time he left school he has followed the oil and gas fields in various parts of the country, and with the great development of the Kansas fields became interested here and has since played a part in the growth and advancement of the industry. Mr. Cook was born at Springboro, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, January 31, 1863, and is a son of Francis Henry and Emily (Fisher) Cook. The Cook family originating in England, was transferred to America during Colonial days, when the progenitor settled in Pennsylvania. In that state was born the great-grandfather of Charles Hiram Cook, who followed farming all his life and there passed away. He was the head of a large family, and among his children was George R. Cook, the grandfather of Charles H., born in 1809, at Springboro. He was reared as farmer and followed that vocation for a number of years, but also followed other lines of industry, his abilities and energies carrying him into railroad grading contracting and sawmilling. He was originally a whig and later a republican, and was a very active member of the Methodist Episcopal Ohurch. As agriculturist, business man and citizen he won and held the respect...

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Biographical Sketch of William Crooks Teter

Teter, William Crooks; specialist in dentistry; born in Tennessee, May 4, 1873; son of Rev. Joseph II. and Sarah Howard Teter; educated, Houghton Seminary, N. M., 1886; Sheridan, Ind., High School, 1891; Otterbein University, 1892-1898, Dental Dept., Ohio Medical University, 1899-1903, degrees of A. M. and Ph. B.; married, Coshocton, O., May 2, 1900 EImira Noptune; issue, two daughters and one son; active in the development of the Teter nitrous oxid and oxygen apparatus and nitrous oxid and oxygen anesthesia; has done special work in poerrhea alveolaris; vice pres. the Teter Mnfg. Co.; member the National Dental Ass’n, Ohio Dental Ass’n, Northern Ohio Dental Ass’n, Cleveland Dental Society, National Association of Anesthetists; member Athletic; and Automobile...

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Biographical Sketch of Andrew Gossett

Andrew Gossett, farmer; P.O. Hutton; was born in Coshocton Co., Ohio, Aug. 8, 1836; when he was 4 years of age, his parents, Luke and Jane, moved to Coles Co. and settled on Sec. 15, Hutton Tp., where they have resided ever since. Mr. Gossett married Miss Polly Kiser (daughter of William Kiser, of Hutton Tp.) Nov. 1, 1860. The March following, they moved to his farm on Sec. 23, where he now resides, upon which he has made all its present improvements; he has been School Director five years; he owns 190 acres of land. His wife was born July 4, 1842; they had seven children, five living – Jane, born March 18, 1864; Emery S., Dec. 21, 1867; Clara, Dec. 29, 1872; Henry L., Nov. 13, 1875, and Edwin, June 14, 1878, and two deceased-William, born March 10, 1862, died June 14, 1868; Mary, born March 7, 1870, died Jan. 2, 1873. Mr. and Mrs. Gossett are members of the United Brethren...

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Biographical Sketch of T. L. Endsley

T. L. Endsley, merchant, Salisbury; was born in Coshocton Co., Ohio, Nov. 21, 1842; his parents, Thomas and Matilda, were natives of Harrison Co., Ohio; his father was born in August, 1801, and is still living in Coshocton Co., Ohio, having lost his eyesight in the year 1876; his mother died about the year 1854; the subject of this sketch remained with his parents until he was 25 years of age, when he came to Hutton Tp. in the fall of 1866, and, the first winter, taught school; in the spring of 1867, he went to Westfield, Clark Co., Ill., and carried on a general merchandise business until late in the fall. He then married Miss Mary J. Endsley (daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth Endsley, of Hutton Tp.) Oct. 24, 1867; directly after his marriage, he came to Salisbury, in this township, and lived upon his farm for three years, when he moved to Charleston, and for nearly five years clerked for Frommel & Weiss and J. F. Neal; in the year 1875, he came back to Salisbury and opened a general merchandise store, in which he is still engaged; his wife was born Oct. 20, 1844, and died Jan. 31, 1876, leaving two children – Elizabeth (born Oct. 16, 1868) and Clarence (born Nov. 25, 1870), both residing with their grandparents,...

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Biographical Sketch of Benjamin McMorris

Benjamin McMorris, farmer; P. O. Hutton; was born in Loudoun Co., Va., March 25, 1813; his parents moved to Frederick Co., Va., when he was a year old; his father died in the year 1818, and Mr. McMorris lived with his mother until he was 21 years of age, when they moved to Coshocton Co., Ohio; six years after, his mother returned to Virginia and died there in the year 1852. In the spring of 1836, Mr. McMorris married Rachel McLaughlin, and, three years afterward, moved to Coles Co., and settled in Sec. 9, Hutton Township, where he at present resides. His wife died Dec. 17, 1851, leaving six children, all living – Nancy (born Aug. 14, 1837), Margaret (July 7, 1839), Benjamin F. (May 16, 1842), Mary J. Nov. 11. 1847), William H. (Aug. 18, 1849), and Rachel (Dec. 5, 1851). He married his second wife, Miss Sarah J. Johns, daughter of James and Jane Johns, in February, 1852; she was born in Virginia, Pendleton Co., Aug. 11, 1825, and was the widow of Wm. Cartright; they had eight children, six living – Elizabeth J. (born Nov. 26, 1854-now Mrs. David T. French, at present residing in Kansas; married Nov. 14, 1870), John V. (born Oct. 15, 1856), Martha A. know Mrs. John Thornton born July 10, 1860 married Oct. 16, 1878), Russell J. (born Sept. 29, 1862),...

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Biography of John C. Hardman

John C. Hardman, proprietor of the City Pharmacy of Riverside, which is the pioneer drug store in the city, was first established in 1876 by James H. Roe. Mr. Hardman purchased the business in January, 1886, and immediately increased the stock and enlarged his business until the City Pharmacy ranks as the leading establishment of its character in the city. In addition to a complete and varied stock of drugs and medicines, he is a large dealer in toilet articles, perfumery, fancy goods, wallpaper, paints, oils, etc. He is a skillful druggist and chemist, with years of experience, and employs none but able assistants; consequently his store has a reputation for accuracy and dispatch in the preparation of prescriptions that is unexcelled. Mr. Hardman is a gentleman of genial and courteous manners, and is favored with a large patronage, which he justly merits. The subject of this sketch dates his birth in Coshocton County, Ohio, in 1852; eight years later his parents moved to Vermillion County, Illinois, where he was reared and given the advantages of a good schooling. At the age of twenty years he commenced life in his profession as a clerk in a drug store in Fairmont. The next year he went to Robinson, Crawford County, and entered the employ of A. R. Short & Co., the leading drug store of the county. His abilities and...

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