Location: Elyria Ohio

Biographical Sketch of Stephen E. Brooks

Brooks, Stephen E.; pres. The Brooks Co., mfg. stationers and printers; born, Elyria, O., Dec. 13, 1850; son of Henry J. and Abagail Hart Brooks; grandfather, Samuel Brooks, one of Lorain County’s early settlers, driving ox team from Connecticut; family moved to Cleveland in 1861; public school education; 1871, founded present house of the Brooks Co., which was incorporated in 1878, with himself as president, the position he still holds; pres. of the Forest City Savings & Trust Co., of which he was an incorporator; director Peoples’ Savings Bank Co.; director W. S. Gilkey Printing Co.; stockholder of many banks and industrial incorporations; member Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Industry, Mayfield Club; married, Cleveland, June, 1874, Mary E. Coffinberry, the daughter of Judge J. M. Coffinberry; issue, two sons, James C. and Charles...

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas Ernest Borton

Borton, Thomas Ernest; broker; born, Plymouth, Ind., Dec. 14, 1868; son of Dr. Amos 0. and Mary Cooper Borton; educated, high school; graduated in 1887; went to Wabash College, graduating in 1893; married, Elyria, O., Miss Elizabeth Lewis; issue, three children, Marion Frances, Jean Lewis and Robert Ernest; entered the employ of the American Steel & Wire Co.; worked for Dime Savings and Trust Co.; then became sec’y of the Reserve Trust Co.; then sec’y and treas. of the Prudential Trust Co.; resigned and went to California; after two years there returned to Cleveland as asst. cashier of the Cleveland National Bank; after two years joined his brother, Fred S. Borton, in the formation of the firm of Borton & Borton, brokers; treas. Shaker Heights Improvement Co.; member Chamber of Commerce, Union, Hermit, and Euclid Clubs; member Windemere Presbyterian...

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Biography of William Perry Horton

Horton, William Perry; dentist; born, Pittsfield, Vt., Oct. 23, 1832; son of Dennis and Nancy B. McClellan Horton; educated in Wallingford, Vt.; preparing for college at Castleton Seminary; taught district school for seven years; in October, 1844, came to Cleveland, and in 1845, entered Oberlin College; after a year’s literary course took dental course in study under Dr. George B. Minor and Dr. Ferris at Milwaukee, Wis.; married, Elyria, O., Oct. 28, 1851, Louisa Chase of Maine; issue, two sons, William P. Jr., and Milton Chase, both residents of Cleveland; married, second time, Oct. 21, 1897, Miss Margaret Stroup of Pennsylvania; during dental study in Milwaukee, spent the winter months in school teaching; in 1851 returned to Oberlin and acted as manager of a department store till 1851; then spent six months more with dental firm in Milwaukee and was given certificate of qualification for the practice of dentistry; opened an office in Oberlin in 1852; removed to Cleveland and opened an office with the late Dr. Benjamin Stickland; in 1857, opened an office alone in Chapin’s Hall, present site of Williamson Bldg; identified with the dental profession in Cleveland, being dean of the profession; active in the various dental societies and associations; was the third pres. of the Ohio State Dental Society; also pres. of the Society of the Ohio College of Dental Surgery, and of the Northern...

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Biographical Sketch of Francis J. Peck

Peck, Francis J.; engineer; born, West Farmington, O., Sept. 7, 1866; son of Dr. Allen Francis and Cordelia A. Fuller Peck; educated, public schools, Cleveland and Warren, O., Hudson Academy, Hudson, O., University of Michigan, Ph. C., B. S., E. M.; married, Elyria, O., Nov. 20, 1901, Caroline Margaret Cramer; one daughter, Helen Dorothy Peck; city chemist, Cleveland; chief engineer and mngr. Francis J. Peck & Co.; mining, chemical and mechanical engineers; director The Universal Community Mausoleum Co., and the Standard Reduction Co.; member American Association for the Advancement of Science, and The National Geographical Society; member Elks, B. P. O. E., No. 18, Commercial Travelers Ass’n, American Institute of Mining Engineers, Canadian Mining Institute, American Society for Testing Materials, Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, Athletic Club, Fraternity Alphi Chi Sigma; father with surgeon with Kit Carson all through the Civil War, with title of major...

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Biography of William Elliott Barnhart

William Elliott Barnhart, who has lived in Kansas City, Kansas, since 1887, has held many large responsibilities in connection with transportation lines, both urban and general railway companies, and has also regulated his private affairs so as to give time for much public service to his home city. His personal career has been one of many interesting experiences and achievements and his ancestry is also an appropriate matter of record. Mr. Barnhart was born at Cedar Valley in Wayne County, Ohio, December 8, 1857, a son of Frederick William and Clarisas (Gooding) Barnhart. The paternal ancestry goes back to his great-grandfather Johann Wilhelm Bernhardt. From the German Palatinate, now including chiefly Baden and Rhenish Bavaria, this ancestor emigrated on May 12, 1764, and settled in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. A son of Johann Wilhelm was Philippe Bernhardt, who served as a soldier in the War of 1812. Philippe’s wife was Elizabeth Rice, whose father, Frederick Rice, was a gallant soldier of the War of the Revolution and when he died at Wooster, Ohio, in February, 1848, he was accorded burial with the honors of war. The old family bible of Johann Wilhelm and of Philippe Bernhardt is now in the possession of Mr. Barnhart of Kansas City. About a hundred years ago the family name was changed from Bernhardt to Barnhart so that the spelling and pronunciation might conform. On...

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Biographical Sketch of James Arthur Loughry

Loughry, James Arthur; dentist; born, Johnstown, Pa., Nov. 30, 1881; son of Clark Hawkins and Emma Louise Cooper Loughry; educated, Elyria, O., public school, and graduate of High School, 1899; Ohio State University dental education; received degree of D. D. S., 1904; married, Marion, Ind., Dec. 25, 1906, Edith Johnson; one son, James Richard Loughry; member National Dental Ass’n, Ohio State Dental Society, Northern Ohio Dental Ass’n, and Cleveland Dental Society; member Psi Omega Dental Fraternity, and Euclid...

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Biographical Sketch of James D. Williamson

Williamson, James D.; clergyman; born, Cleveland, March 12, 1849; son of Samuel and Mary E. Tirdale Williamson; educated, Cleveland public schools, Western Reserve College, A. B., Andover and Union Theological Seminaries; honorary degree of D. D. from Western Reserve University; married, Elyria, Aug. 4, 1875, Edith Day Ely; issue, four children; 1875-1884, pastor First Presbyterian Church, Norwalk, 0.; 1885-1888, pastor First Presbyterian Church, Warren, O.; 1888-1901, pastor Beckwith Memorial Presbyterian Church, Cleveland; trustee and pres. Pro Tem Society for Savings; trustee Western Reserve University, Lake Erie College, Hiram House, Goodrich House; member Union, University and Mayfield Country Clubs. Recreation:...

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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 George M. Pinkett

Pinkett, George M.; mgr. Cleveland Branch, Armour & Co.; born, Elyria, O., Sept. 6, 1857; son of Samuel and Maria Pinkett; left school at the age of 14, and went to work; married, Cleveland, Jan. 1, 1883, Miss M. Caloo; issue, two sons, George and Joseph; with Jas. Gibbon & Co., meat and provision dealers, from 1874 until 1891, sec’y and mgr. of the Company; in 1903, Mr. Armour bought their wholesale dept.; became mgr. of Cleveland Branch; also opened branch houses in Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Sandusky, Findlay, and Lorain, 0.; director the Gibbon & Pinkett Co.; member Elks, and Eagles;...

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Russell W. Todd of Elyria OH

Russell W. Todd7, (Marvin6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 6, 1828, at Sandy Creek, N. Y., died Jan. 11, 1898, in Elyria, Ohio, married in Ridgeville, Ohio, June 18, 1860, Elizabeth Waltz, who was born June 19, 1841, in Nasby, Northamptonshire, Eng. Mr. Todd lived all his married life in Elyria, Ohio, where he worked at his trade of painter. Mrs. Todd is now (1912) living in Elyria, Ohio. Children: *1561. Caroline E., b. July 24, 1865. *1562. Lorenzo Russell, b. Aug. 20, 1869. *1563. Frank Leonard, b. April 8,...

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Caroline C. Todd Cunningham of Elyria OH

CUNNINGHAM, Caroline C. Todd7, (Marvin6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 2, 1824, in Martins-burgh, N. Y., died Sept. 3, 1907, married Sept. 18, 1850, Myron H. Cunningham, who was born Sept. 20, 1823, in Lancaster, Erie County, N. Y., he is now (1912) living in Elyria, Ohio. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sept. 18, 1900. They lived on a farm most of their lives. He is still (1912) very active for a person of his age, being in his ninetieth year. Children: I. Frank I., b. Aug. 4, 1851, m. Nov. 13, 1873, Louise Rutson, they had seven children, all born in Texas, where they now (1912) reside. He resides in Jackson, Mich. They were (1) Florence Bertha; (2) Clifford Myron; (3) Annie Bell; (4) Carrie Louise; (5) William; (6) Charles; (7) Harry. II. Dorah H., b. Aug. 23, 1854, m. Oct. 10, 1877, Charles R. Fowler. They live in Elyria, Ohio. III. Mary S., b. Oct. 2, 1856, m. Jan. 4, 1882, William H. Fisher. They live now (1912) in Columbus, Ohio. Issue: (1) Lewis William, b. Dec., 1882, is married and lives in Columbus, Ohio; (2) Ruth Louise, b. Feb. 1890, is married and lives in Columbus, Ohio. IV. Stella I., b. Feb. 13, 1860, m. Jan. 1, 1883, Arthur J. King, of Elyria, O., they reside in Kansas City, Mo. Issue: (1) Bessie,...

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Amanda M. Todd Pendergast of Elyria OH

PENDERGAST, Amanda M. Todd7, (Marvin6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born May 25, 1826, at Sandy Creek, N. Y., married Oct. 2, 1845, John A. Pendergast. They lived most of their lives in Elyria, Ohio. Children: I. Augustus, b. March 19, 1848, m. Dec. 7, 1871, Catherine Christie. They reside in Elgin, Ill. II. Edwin R., b. July 17, 1854, m. Frances U. Day. III. Lydia, b. Sept. 23, 1856, m. May 13, 1879, John E....

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Lorenzo D. Todd of Elyria OH

Lorenzo D. Todd7, (Marvin6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 29, 1820, in Lowville, N. Y., died April 8, 1895, in Elyria, Ohio, where he was buried, married, Nov. 9, 1845, in Watertown, N. Y., by Rev. Isaac Brayton, Harriet S. daughter of David W. Mills, who was born Sept. 13, 1826, in Watertown, N. Y., died May 25, 1900, in Elyria, Ohio, where she too was buried. Mr. Todd was a shoemaker by trade and worked at the business most of the time, though farming at intervals. He and family moved to Elyria, Ohio, about 1850, and lived there most of the time thereafter, execpting only when he went to Rockford, Ill., where he engaged in the shoe business with his brother, Leonard H. Todd. Five years before his death he contracted the disease called Shingles, leaving him with a terrible pain in his side, from which he suffered the remainder of his days. Children: *1558. Marvin Mills, b. April 8, 1847. *1559. Harriet Julia, b. Nov. 9, 1848. 1560. Alice Caroline, b. July 10, 1854, d. June 28, 1861, of...

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Fred Herman Todd of Elyria OH

Fred Herman Todd9, (Marvin. M.8, Lorenzo D.7, Marvin6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 23, 1879, in Elyria, O., married in 1904, Dorothy Maude Walters, of Medina, O. He graduated from the Elyria High School, in 1897. Later he secured a position at Warner and Swaseys, in Cleveland, O., where he learned the machinists trade. Since his marriage he has lived in Elyria, O., where he works at his trade of machinist and tool-maker. Children: 2741. Marvin Eugene, b. July 17, 1905. 2742. Richard Allen, b. May 2,...

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Charles Orville Todd of Cleveland OH

Charles Orville Todd9, (Marvin M.8, Lorenzo D.7, Marvin6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born March 23, 1887, in Elyria, O., married in May 1908, Emily Yeager, of Cleveland, O. He passed his boyhood days in Elyria, O., where he passed through the grammar grades at school, and then took a course in the Elyria Business College. He has been very suceessful since he entered the business world. In 1912, he was living at 7113 Linwood Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. Children: 2743. Marie Elouise, b. June 29, 1909. 2743a. Bruce Orville, b. Jan. 19,...

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