Location: Dayton Ohio

Biographical Sketch of William Elgin

William Elgin is a native of Ohio, born in Wayne County, May 28, 1827. When he was four years of age his parents moved to Montgomery County, Ohio, and until he reached his twentieth year he attended school in that County, and also learned the cabinet-maker’s trade and spent some tine in farming. In 1849 he went to Dayton, Ohio, and from thence to Logansport, Indiana, working at his trade in both cities. At the end of two years he returned to Montgomery County and turned his attention to farming. After this he removed to Warren County, and enlisted, in 1861, in Company E., Fiftieth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, but remained only a short time on duty when he was appointed to act as captain of a company for home protection. In 1865 he came to Daviess County, purchased a farm in Sheridan Township, which he improved and cultivated for a few years, when he sold it and purchased the farm on which he now resides. Mr. Elgin was married, December 16, 1847, to Miss Rhoda M. Crosley, a native of Warren County, Ohio. They have four children: Josephine, born July 15, 1850; William Harry, born. July 22, 1859; Anna D., born October 31, 1863; and Clara, born March 16,...

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Biographical Sketch of Paul J. Strahle

Paul J. Strahle is one of the younger business men of Champaign, is active and aggressive, and has already acquired a secure position as a unit in the commercial community. A native of Champaign, he was born February 20, 1892, the only son and child of John G. and Catherine (Dawson) Strahle. His mother was born in England and died at Champaign, March 1, 1912. John G. Strahle is also a native of Champaign County, was for a number of years a tailor by trade, but is now associated with his son in business. Educated in the public schools of Champaign, Paul J. Strahle early evinced a strong inclination and tendency for mechanical pursuits and he served an apprenticeship which in itself constituted the equivalent of a technical university course. For a time he was in the engineering department of the Cadillac Company at Detroit, also with the Studebaker Company, and from there removed to Dayton. Ohio, and had a thorough course of training in the engineering departments of the Delco plant. Mr. Strahle is an expert electrician and is master of practically every technical detail connected with the construction, assembling and repair of automobiles. In March, 1915, he engaged in business for himself at Champaign in electrical supplies and garage. He is now manager and proprietor of the Willard Service Station there. Mr. Strahle is unmarried. He is...

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Woodlawn Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio

BEAR Anna R., 1852 – 1887. Wife of Samuel D. Bear. Joseph C., 1852 – 1902. Norman Rung, 1871 – 1949. Husband of Emma Kauffman Bear. Emma Kauffman Bear, 1873 – 1964. Wife of Norman Rung Bear. Samuel D., 1840 – 1914. Husband of Anna Rung. DICKEY Arthur, 1837 – 1874. Arthur C., d. 1947. Bessie H., d. 1943. Earnest, 1886 – 1950. Samuel A., 1840 – 1880. Husband of Sarah E. Sarah E., d. 1925. Wife of Samuel A. Dickey. Sarah Van Cleaf Dickey, 1813 – 1903. Wife of William Dickey. William, 1805 – 1880. Husband Sarah Van Cleaf. William W., 1852 – 1896. Husband of Valentine. Valentine, 1855 – 1890. Wife of William W. Dickey. DODD James Edward, 1854 – 1932. Husband of Harriet L. Harriet L., 1858 – 1944. Wife of James Edward Dodd. DURST FOUTS Hattie E., 1883 – 1922. FOUTZ Joseph, 1818 – 1895. HAAS Charles, 1876 – 1945. Husband of Jennie L. Jennie L., 1865 – 1954. Wife of Charles W. Haas. Helen A., 1894 – 1899. MENDENHALL Emory M., 1865 – 1918. Husband of Alice A. Bear. Alice A., 1870 – 1949. Wife of Emory M. Mendenhall. PROTSMAN Hirman G., 1851 – 1923. Husband of Anna M. Anna M. (Bear), 1854 – 1935. Wife of Hiram G. Protsman. RUNG Anna, 1852 – 1887. Wife of Samuel D. Bear. Philipp, 1825 – 1896....

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Biographical Sketch of Marcus J. Parrott

Marcus J. Parrott, the second delegate to Congress from Kansas Territory, was born at Hamburg, South Carolina, October 27, 1828. He received both a classical and a legal education and served two terms in the Ohio Legislature (having located for practice at Dayton) previous to becoming a resident of Leavenworth in 1855. At the first session of the Territorial Supreme Court, which commenced in July of that year, he was appointed reporter of the decisions, and in October was elected a delegate to the Topeka Constitutional Convention. He acted as a lawyer of the defense in the trial of Governor Robinson and other free-state prisoners at Lecompton, in September, 1856, and at the Topeka Convention of July, 1857, was nominated for Congress, which selection was seconded at the Grasshopper Falls Convention of the following month. He was elected in November and was re-elected on the republican ticket in November, 1859. His entire congressional service extended from. December, 1857, to March, 1861. In that year Mr. Parrott failed of nomination to the United States Senate; was defeated for Congress in 1862, as well as in 1874. During the later years of his life he successfully operated his farm near Leavenworth City. His health failing, he spent some months at Dayton, Ohio, where a brother resided, and died there October 4,...

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Biographical Sketch of Albert Alling Atwater

Atwater, Albert Alling; civil engineer and real estate; born, Cleveland, May 27, 1868; son of Jared J. and Harriet Root Atwater; educated, Cleveland public schools, Western Reserve Academy, Case School of Applied Science; married, Crete, Neb., Nov., 1901, Emily Daniels; finished special course at Case School in June, 1891; followed sanitary construction at Conneaut and Dayton, O., for two years; in charge of mining operations in Michigan, Canada and Missouri for eight years; city engineer of Webb City, Mo., two years; real estate business in Cleveland since 1903; director sec ‘y and 2nd vice pres. The Adams Realty Co.; director The Cleveland Automobile Club; member Cache Commandery No. 27, Conneaut O., Lake Erie Consistory, Cleveland, Ahmed Temple of Mystic Shrine, Marquette,...

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Biographical Sketch of Gus A. Bentz

Bentz, Gus A.; merchant tailor; born, Dayton, O.; son of Adolph and Sophia Bentz; educated, common schools, high school and book keeping course; course at Sartorial Art School, New York City; married, 1899, Fannie Levi; member Cleveland Athletic...

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas Caughlin

Caughlin, Thomas; insurance; born, Cleveland, June 21, 1876; son of John Coughlin, a native of Ireland; educated, parochial schools of Cleveland and St. Mary’s College of Dayton, O.; married, June 21, 1889, Miss Mary Agnew; issue, three children; entered the insurance business in 1900; appointed City Auditor of Cleveland in February, 1907; and elected to succeed himself in November, 1907; in 1910, left public service, becoming senior member of the firm of Coughlin & Lauerson, district mgrs. The Standard Accident Insurance Co., of Detroit, Mich.; in 1898, elected to the City Council; in 1901, elected to the General Assembly; member Knights of Columbus, Chamber of Commerce, and Builders’ Exchange; a trustee of the Sinking Fund of the City; sec’y Democratic County Executive...

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Biographical Sketch of William Nicholas Hailmann

Hailmann, William Nicholas; educator; born, Glaris, Switzerland, Oct. 20, 1836; son of William Alexander and Babette Hailmann; educated, Gymnasium, Zurich, and with tutor; studied in Medical College, Louisville, Ky., 1855-1856; (hon. A. M. University of Louisville, 1864; Ph. D., Ohio University, 1885); married Eudora Lucas, of Louisville, Dec. 24, 1857 (died 1904); 2d Helena Kuhn, of Detroit, Dec. 25, 1907; teacher of natural sciences, Louisville High Schools, 1856-1865; director German and English Academy, Louisville, 1865-1973; director German and English Academy, Milwaukee, 1873-1878; director German-American Seminary, Detroit, 1878-1883; supt. public schools, La Porte, Ind., 1883-1894; nat. supt. of Indian schools, 1894-8; supt. of instruction, Dayton, O., 1898; head dept. psychology, Chicago Normal School, 1904-1908; prof. history of education, Cleveland Normal Training School since Sept. 7, 1909. Author: Outlines of a System of Object Teaching, 1866; History of Pedagogy, 1870; Kindergarten Culture, 1872; Letters to a Mother, 1876; Early Education, 1878; Primary Helps, 1884; Primary Methods, 1887; Application of Psychology to Teaching, 1887; Froebel’s Education of Man, 1890; Constructive Form-Work, 1901; The English Language, 1902; The Laurel Primer, 1903; etc. Editor: Erzichungsblatter, 1870-1883; Kindergarten Messenger and New Education,...

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Biographical Sketch of Frank Z. Jones

Jones, Frank Z.; plaster contractor; born, Delaware, O., Sept. 21, 1879; son of Albert and Margaret Common Jones; educated, Delaware, O., public schools; married, Windsor, Can., Dec. 1, 1903, Lillie L. Baker; issue, three sons; learned trade under his father, and contracted in Delaware for several years; in 1901, went to Dayton, O., and spent three years there as journeyman; worked in Toledo one year, and then came to Cleveland, in 1904; worked as journeyman until 1912; moved to Lakewood, and built his home, and has been in contract business...

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Biographical Sketch of S. Marshall Weaver

Weaver, S. Marshall; dentist; born, Dayton, O., Dec. 13, 1875; son of W. J. and Mary E. Marshall Weaver; educated, Ravenna High School and Western Reserve University (D. D. S.) ; married, Cleveland, April 17, 1896; two sons; pres. Weaver Dental Specialty Co.; vice pres. Cleveland Vending Co.; director Realty Building-Renting Co.; member National, Ohio State, Northern Ohio and Cleveland Dental Societies, Delta Sigma Delta, Colonial and Cleveland Athletic Clubs; pres. Cleveland Dental Society,...

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Biographical Sketch of Martin Snide

Snide, Martin; pres. the Interstate Cooperage Co.; born, Dayton, O., Aug. 16, 1846; educated in the public schools; started in the cooperage business in Dayton, O., with his father; came to Cleveland, 1871, and continued the business until 1878; then with the Standard Oil Co., as mgr. of the Cooperage Dept.; elected pres. of the Interstate Cooperage Co., 1904; still serving; pres. the Snider-Hughes Co., Guarantee Title & Trust Co.; treas. Riverside Cemetery Ass’n; director the Cleveland Trust Co.; interested in a number of other corporations; member Union, Euclid and Roadside Clubs; and Ohio Society, New York;...

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Biographical Sketch of Milton Russell Slocum

Slocum, Milton Russell; music dealer; born, Lyendonville, N. Y., Aug. 4, 1859; at the age of 4 years, came to Ohio with his parents; educated, public schools of Osborn; married, Aug. 6, 1889, Minnie M. Walsh, of Elyria, O.; issue, one daughter, Lucile, a talented musician; in 1876, when a mere boy, became salesman in a music store in Dayton, O.; spent many years as a traveling salesman for the music trade; opened music store in Cleveland in 1897, meeting with success; Christian Scientist; member Lakewood Church; member Elks Lodge, No. 18, Marysville Lodge, No. 87, I. O. O. F., Commercial Travelers, No. 1824, and Toledo Traveling Mens Ass in, No. 536; member Ohio Council of the North American Union of Forest City Council, No. 196, of the National Union; has thorough knowledge of piano...

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Biography of Samuel Bowman

Samuel Bowman, now of Coffeyville, where he is engaged in the real estate, insurance and loan business with his sons, is a Kansas resident of nearly thirty-five years and was long prominent in Labette County, where he served two terms as probate judge. His Bowman ancestors were German people who came to Pennsylvania in Colonial times. His grandfather, Benjamin Bowman, a native of Pennsylvania, was a farmer and cabinet maker, also a minister of the Dunkard Church, and spent many years in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, where he died some years before Judge Bowman was born. It was in the valley of the Shenandoah, a mile from Harrisonburg, Virginia, that Samuel Bowman was born May 18, 1846. His father, John Bowman, was born in the same locality in 1790, and spent his life in that famous valley, engaged in farming and stock raising. He died at Harrisonburg in 1873. Though a resident of Virginia he was not in sympathy with the South on the issue of slavery, was a stanch Union man, and a whig and republican in politics. He was an active member of the Dunkard Church. John Bowman married Rebecca Wine, who was born in the Shenandoah Valley in 1802, and died on the old farm near Harrisonburg in 1872. A brief record of the children is as follows: Daniel, who was a Virginia farmer and...

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Yerkes, Inez M. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Inez M. Yerkes died of cancer on Feb. 21, 2000, at Providence Hospital in Portland. Mrs. Yerkes was born Feb. 14, 1924, in Slade, Ky. Her maiden name was Brown. Prior to living in Wallowa County, she resided in Dayton, Ohio. She moved to Enterprise in 1970. She was a licensed practical nurse and worked for Wallowa County Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1992. Prior to marrying Roland Yerkes on Feb. 21, 1975, she was married to Otha Morrison on Oct. 12, 1946. She was preceded in death by her husband Otha Morrison, who died in 1972, and her son Ronald Morrison who died in 1971. She is survived by her daughter Linda Neace and son-in-law Jim Neace and granddaughter Amy Magness, all of Portland; grandsons, Scott Blessing, Portland, and David Blessing of Colorado Springs, Colo,; four great-grandchildren, Christopher and Austin Magness and Keenan and Amanda Blessing; stepchildren Charles (Fonda) Yerkes, Graham, Wash., Mary Duncan, Port Orchard, Wash., and Kathy Bruno, Pleasanton, Calif.; Sister, Eunice Lambert of Dayton, Ohio; and nieces, Donna Lambert, Patricia Schulke, and Emma Haggerty, all of Dayton, Ohio. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Mountain View Christian Church in Joseph. Internment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio. The family suggests remembrance to the American Cancer Society in her name. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain,...

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