Location: Cumberland Maryland

Biography of Murray Carleton

In the year 1873 Murray Carleton entered the business circles of St. Louis in connection with the wholesale dry goods trade, but while he has steadily developed his interests and has won notable success in founding and conducting the Carleton Dry Goods Company, this represents but one phase of his activity, for at all times the subjective and objective interests of his life have been well balanced. He has ever recognized his duties and obligations to his fellowmen and has been a contributing factor to the promotion of many lines of work which have had for their object the betterment of conditions and the uplift of the individual. His life, broadly useful as well as substantially successful, should serve as an inspiration to the young and a source of encouragement to all. Mr. Carleton is a native of Cumberland, Maryland, and the son of a merchant and railway contractor, Henry D. Carleton, who resided in that city. From an early age the present St. Louis merchant has been dependent upon his own resources and made his initial step in business as an employee in a newspaper office in his native town when a lad of thirteen years. There he remained for a period of six years, gaining valuable experience in his newspaper training, for such a work always brings the indiĀ­vidual wide and comprehensive knowledge of things current in...

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Biography of Walter J. Reed

WALTER J. REED. – A view of this gentleman’s residence in North Yakima, Washington, his hotel (the Reed House in Cle-Elum), together with portraits of himself and his estimable wife, is placed among the illustrations of this work. Although not a pioneer of Washington Territory, he has been a great factor in the development of Yakima and Kittitass counties. He built the first two-story business house in North Yakima, and is the founder of the town of Cle-Elum, in Kittitas county. He has also advanced a great many matters of substantial interest in both counties, and is one of the best-known citizens of Kittitas and Yakima counties. He is a native of “Scotland’s fair land,” was born near Edinburgh, April 3, 1842, and is the eldest son of John and Isabella (Craig) Reed. When our subject was six years of age, his parents emigrated to American, first locating near Logan, Hocking County, Ohio. Four years later they moved to Cumberland, Alleghany County, Maryland, where his father, being a thorough miner, found employment as superintendent of mines; and Walter attended school. In 1856 they again returned to Ohio, this time locating in Cambridge, and in 1859 took up their residence in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, his father in all the different places being superintendent of mines. August 1, 1861, our subject, then being but nineteen years of age, enlisted in Company...

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Biographical Sketch of Edward A. Noll

Noll, Edward A.; pres. National Tool Co.; born, Cumberland, Md., May 19, 1867; son of Henry P. and Elizabeth Sheermesser Noll; educated, Cleveland public school; married, Cleveland, March, 1902, Lulu M. Miller; issue, one son, Edward Leonard Noll; private, June 16, 1889, Co. I, 5th inf., O. N. G.; corp. June 16, 1890; sgt., June 10, 1891; transferred to Co. K, Aug. 10, 1892; commissioned 2nd lieut., Dec. 10, 1894, and capt., July 14, 1897; served in war with Spain as capt. Co. K, 5th 0. V. I., from May 11, 1898, to Nov. 5th following, and mustered out of the United States service; continued with O. N. G. until June 18, 1900; re-tired June 18, 1900; elected maj. 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry, O. N. G., in January, 1900; but owing to business pressure, resigned and placed on retired list; at the age of 14, went to work as office boy for the Y. M. C. A.; in 1883, went with The Warner & Swasey Co., as apprentice, graduating as machinist and toolmaker; in 1887, employed by The National Tube Co., at McKeesport, Pa.; in 1889, with Cleveland Rubber Co.; in 1891, with The Cleveland Automatic Machine Co.; in 1892, with The Standard Tool Co., as foreman, until Aug. 5, 1905, when he organized The National Tool Co.; (president); director The Cleveland Pythian Castle Company; Trustee National Lodge, No....

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Biography of Henry K. Keller

Henry K. Keller, superintendent of the Champaign County Home and Farm, was for many years an active business man of Urbana, and has spent the greater part of his life in this county. Mr. Keller was born in the historic and picturesque region around Cumberland, Maryland, January 20, 1858. His parents were William V. and Susan (Cook) Keller. His father, a native of Bedford County, Pennsylvania, was a stone mason by trade. In October, 1864, the family came to Champaign County, locating at Urbana, where his father followed his trade until his death in 1876. The mother also died at Urbana. They had a large family of children: John W., James Milton, Scott, Mary and Annie all deceased; Joseph, a resident of Urbana; Laura, deceased; Henry K.; Martha, wife of John Buckley of Forest, Illinois; Emma, deceased; Susan, wife of George Stamp of Urbana; and two that died in infancy. Henry K. Keller was seventeen years of age when his father died. Many of the responsibilities of keeping up the home and family then devolved upon him. He had received only such advantages as were furnished by the common schools. Soon after his father’s death he went out to Moberly, Missouri, and was engaged in railroad work for about seven years. On returning to Champaign County he located in Urbana, entered the local brick works and was advanced to...

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