Location: Franklin County OH

Biographical Sketch of Benjamin D. Nicola

Nicola, Benjamin D.; attorney; born, Italy, March 17, 1879; son of Vincenzo and Pasqua Miraldi Nicola; educated, Urichsville, O., High School, 1897; Ohio State University 1897-1901, LL. B., 1900; married Midvale, O., June 29, 1905, Harriet M. Stuckey; issue, four children, Kenneth, Esther, Margaret and Samuel; has practiced law in Cleveland since Jan. 1, 1905; member Chamber of Commerce, Odd Fellows, Tippecanoe...

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Biographical Sketch of A. William Neale

Neale, A. William; insurance; born, Columbus, O., May 14, 1863; son of William and Emma B. Lennox Neale; educated in Cleveland public schools; married, Cleveland, Nov. 20, 1890, Clara Chandler; issue, one son and one daughter; began work at 14 years of age in a planing mill; held various office positions until 26, when appointed contracting agt. for Illinois Central R. R., at Pittsburgh, entered insurance business in Cleveland with Geo. H. Olmsted & Co.; later with Fred P. Thomas, insurance; with brother, E. E. Neale, formed firm of Neale Bros. & Co.; merged with the Phypers Bros. Co., as The Neale-Phypers Co.; pres. Neale-Phypers Co.; director Case Fish Co.; stockholder Cleveland Laundry Co.; pres. Cleveland Fire Insurance Exchange, and the Insurance Society of Cleveland; member of Cleveland Grays since 1886, and a past captain, serving as commandant two years; member Cleveland Athletic, Euclid, and Willowick...

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Biographical Sketch of Walter E. Newcomb

Newcomb, Walter E.; orthodontist; born, Parkman, O., Aug. 2, 1879; son of Wallace E. and Ada Moore Newcomb; Ohio State University Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1902; married, Columbus, O., April 28, 1906, Louise P. Ruggles; one son and one daughter; graduate Angle School of Orthodontia; member Ohio State Dental Society, Cleveland Dental Society, Northern Ohio Dental Society, and Professor of Orthodontia, Western Reserve University, 1908-1000; member Xi Psi Phi Fraternity; belongs to Euclid, Athletic, and Gun Clubs, and Lakewood Yacht...

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Biographical Sketch of Benjamin Parmely

Parmely, Benjamin; lawyer; born, Ashland, O., Oct. 9, 1869; son of M. B. and Elizabeth Porter Parmley; early education in the public schools of Dayton; two years in Garfield University, Wichita, Kan., LL. B. University of Michigan, 1892; married, Columbus, O., Nov. 16, 1904, Miss Mary E. Tolford; issue, one daughter, Elizabeth; admitted to the bar in 1893, one and one-half years atty. for the Fidelity & Casualty Co., then practiced in the firm of Estep, Dickey, Carr & Goff; later with Kline, Carr, Tolles & Goff; in 1896, organized the law firm of Wilcox, Collister, Hogan & Parmely; in 1903, became associated with James J. Hogan, in general law practice, specializing in corporation law; served as asst. U. S. atty, from May, 1901, to September, 1905, was United States Commissioner for six months; member Cleveland Bar Ass’n, Phi Delta Phi Fraternity, Country, Union, Hermit, Young Men’s Republican, and the Nisi Prius...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles R. Pheneger

Pheneger, Charles R.; dentist; born, Cleveland, March 15, 1881; son of Benjamin H. and Emma Easty Pheneger; educated in public schools of Columbus, Cleveland high schools, Ohio State University, and Western Reserve Dental College; married, Cleveland, Dec. 1, 1908, Florence I. Gillmore; member Psi...

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Biographical Sketch of Amos McNairy

McNairy, Amos; mnfr.; born, Columbus, O., May 4, 1854; educated in the common school and graduated from Cornell University, in 1877, degree of B. M. E.; pres. Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, 1904-1905; member Union and Country Clubs; pres. Little Mountain Club; member Association Mechanical Engineers; Republican; member Presbyterian...

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Biography of Edwin Cameron Motter

Edwin Cameron Motter, an attorney of Muskogee who has resided here during the past fifteen years and has been connected with much important litigation, was born near Chillicothe, Ohio, on the 16th of June, 1884, a son of Dr. James R. and Ida (Faust) Motter. His parents and a sister, Mouser M., still reside at the old home in the Buckeye state. He began his education in the public schools near the place of his nativity and when thirteen years of age entered the preparatory college to Ohio University at Athens, which is the oldest university west of the Alleghany mountains. Leaving that institution in 1903, he matriculated in the College of Law of the Ohio State University at Columbus, from which he was graduated with the degree of LL. B. on the 9th of June, 1906, and immediately afterward was admitted to the Ohio bar. It was in the following October that he located in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and on the 1st of January, 1907, he became a law clerk in the Dawes commission, continuing in that connection until August 1, 1908. At the latter date he was appointed as a special assistant to the attorney general of the United States and he is said to have been the youngest man ever appointed to a place of that kind. His first appointment to that position was for the purpose...

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Biography of Hon. Eugene Mortimore Kerr

The records of Muskogee and the state would be incomplete and unsatisfactory were there failure to make prominent reference to Eugene Mortimore Kerr, who has served as a member of both the house of representatives and senate in the general assembly and who in many other ways has contributed to public progress and improvement, while in business circles he has gained a most creditable name and position. Mr. Kerr was born in Granville, Ohio, November 11, 1869, and is a son of E. M. and Elizabeth Triphena (Roberts) Kerr. The father was engaged in the real estate business for many years, thus providing for the support of his family. His father and his grandfather erected the first houses in Chicago that were sold on the installment plan. Eugene M. Kerr pursued his advanced education in Central College, a Presbyterian institution in Central, Ohio, and when his textbooks were put aside and he made his initial step in the business world he became a bookkeeper at Columbus, Ohio, occupying the position for two years. He was afterward with the Rocky Mountain News at Denver, Colorado, for a year and later he was sent by that paper to the Cherokee Strip at its opening, arriving there on the 16th of September, 1893, and covering the news for the paper which he represented. When his health had improved he resigned his position...

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Biography of Charles H. Apt

Charles H. Apt first came to Kansas in the weeks following the first election of Grover Cleveland for the presidency. He had already been thoroughly trained and for a time had practiced law in Ohio, and deciding upon a location in Kansas, he transferred his professional interests to this state and for more than thirty years had been a successful lawyer, had acquired a large amount of farming interests, and is one of the best known citizens of Iola. He is now head of the law firm of Apt & Apt, having a son in partnership with him. The Apt family originated in Switzerland. Mr. Apt’s grandfather, Henry Apt, was born in Pennsylvania, probably of Swiss parentage, followed the business of carder and wool worker, and died at Basil in Fairfield County, Ohio. Frederick W. Apt, father of Charles H., was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1824, but when a boy was taken to Fairfield County, Ohio. He grew up and married there, and was a blacksmith by trade. In 1861 he enlisted for service in the Union army, but in a short time was discharged. In 1863 he removed to Indiana and soon afterward again enlisted, this time in the Eighty-seventh Indiana Infantry. He remained in the service until the close of the war, and suffered such hardships and exposure that he was taken seriously ill before...

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Tanzey, Walter J. – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Walter J. Tanzey died Tuesday morning at the Wallowa County Nursing Home in Enterprise. He was 74. A celebration of life service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday in the Bollman Funeral Home chapel in Enterprise, with the Rev. Jerry Raedeke officiating. He was born July 5, 1924, in Petroleum, W. VA., the youngest of the eight children of William and Alma Putnan Tanzey. He attended high school for two years in Cairo, W. Va., and worked as a riveter in an airplane factory in Baltimore. He joined the Army Air Corps on March 29, 1943, at Fort Hayes, Ohio. He served in the European theater as a crew chief sergeant for airplane maintenance and as an aerial engineer. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 10, 1947. Mr. Tanzey was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4307 of Enterprise. He married Ethel Lamm Nov. 17, 1945, in Wallowa, where they made their home. They moved to Enterprise in 1979. Mr. Tanzey worked for Bates Mill and later retired after working 18 years for Union Pacific Railroad. He is survived by his wife; three sons, David of Imnaha and Darvin “Butch” and Paul of Wallowa; brothers, Dick of Bealeton, VA., and Harry of Clarksburg, W. VA; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Brothers Leo and Albert and sisters, Peb Cain, Oni Collins and Tig Mullannaz died...

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Hiram Todd of Columbus OH

Hiram Todd7, (Oliver6, Samuel5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Aug. 5, 1808, married Carrie E. Wright, who was born in 1834. He was a physician. They lived in Columbus, Ohio. Children: 1372. Lizzie. 1373. Willie. 1374....

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Frank Edward Todd of Elyria OH

Frank Edward Todd9, (Lorenzo R.8, Russell W.7, Marvin6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born in Elyria, O., Sept. 17, 1895, married Feb. 13, 1920, Loraine Norris, who was born April 26, 1895, a graduate of the Ohio State University. He is a graduate of the Elyria High School, class of 1914, also of the Ohio State University, class of 1920, receiving A. B. S. degree. He enlisted in the World War at Philadelphia, Pa. in the Jefferson Medical Unit 38, July 1917. Served in France as Entomologist of the Unit, from July 4, 1918 to May 1919. Received an honorable discharge in U. S. A. June...

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Hubert Grey Todd of New Orleans LA

Hubert Grey Todd9, (James A.8, Alfred7, Caleb6, Caleb5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Sept. 1, 1872, in Sherman, Mich., married Jan. 16, 1907, Annie Lee, daughter of Frederick A. and Lee J. (Guice) Dicks, who was born Oct. 30, 1876, in Natchez, Miss., her father having been born in Mississippi and her mother in Minnesota. He went with his parents in 1874, to Burr Oak, Mich., where he attended school and graduated from the High School there in 1888. He took a commercial course in 1892. He began learning the printing business in March 1888, when he secured a position with L. H. Mallery. He later worked in various printing offices in St. Joseph county and Kalamazoo, Mich., from 1888 to 1897, as opportunity offered; in 1897 he secured a position with the United States Weather Bureau as printer, and a couple of years later he was promoted to the position of observer, continuing in that service until Oct. 1908, having been assigned to the offices in Columbus and Cleveland, O., Atlanta, Ga., Jacksonville, Fla., and New Orleans, La., resigning at the latter place, to go into the printing business for himself, which he has since continued. Mr. Todd was the president of the New Orleans union Epworth League for three years. Child: 2562. Katherine Grey, b. June 2, 1909, in New...

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Biography of William Craig, M. D.

William Craig, M. D., Redlands, was born in Pennsylvania, January 2, 1818. His father, Samuel Craig, was a tanner and farmer, and moved to Clark County, Ohio, in 1819. Our subject attended the common schools of Clark County, and in 1848 graduated at the Starling Medical College, at Columbus, Ohio. He then practiced medicine in Shelby County three years, and in Auglaize County three years. The five years following this he practiced in Winchester, Indiana, where he also carried on a drug business. Then he went to Muncie, Indiana, where he engaged in the drug business and practiced medicine for ten years. Then he successfully engaged in the baking powder business for some two years. In October, 1870, he moved to California, and was one of the first settlers in Riverside, where he pre-empted eighty acres of land and plowed the first furrow ever plowed there. He also built the first hotel in Riverside, and carried on the hotel business for about seven years, or until his hotel was burned. He, having previously purchased 108 acres of fine land three miles east of Redlands, has a magnificent country residence and as fine a vineyard as there is in the valley; also, 500 orange trees in full bearing. Dr. Craig has been twice married; first at Muncie, Indiana, March 30, 1838, to Joanna Moore. In six months she died, and...

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Biography of Orrin Backus

Orrin Backus, a horticulturist and businessman of Riverside, was born in Columbus, Ohio, March 16, 1822. His father, Andrew Backus, and mother, Bathsheba (King) Backus, were natives of Massachusetts, and representatives of old colonial families. Andrew Backus was a soldier of the war of 1812-’14; he enlisted twice, first under Captain Chase, again under Captain Greenleaf Pratt; he received 160 acres of land and a pension, by act of Congress. Mrs. Hannah Alden, the mother of Andrew Backus and grandmother of Orrin Backus, was sixth in lineal descent from John Alden, of Mayflower pilgrims. Andrew Backus immigrated to Columbus, Ohio, in 1816, one of the pioneers and first to engage in the manufacture of furniture. Orrin Backus received a good schooling, completing his studies at the Granville College, of Ohio. His young manhood, aside from securing his education, was spent in assisting his father in his business. In 1846 he was appointed assistant clerk and visitor guide in the Ohio Penitentiary at Columbus. He remained on duty during two cholera seasons, when about 113 prisoners and three physicians died. In 1850 he and his brother, Lafayette, engaged in mercantile pursuits in the grocery business in Columbus, Ohio. In 1862 to 1865, during the Rebellion, was captain in charge of the steamer Diadem, and was employed on the Ohio and Mississippi and its tributaries by the United States Government in...

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