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Biography of Edward Morrish, M.D.

Dr. Edward Morrish, a physician and surgeon of St. Louis, was born in Devonshire, England, September 2, 1872. His father, the late William Morrish, was also a native of England, where he followed agricultural pursuits. He married Elizabeth Cudmore, who was likewise born in Devonshire, and there both passed away, the father at the age of sixty-seven years and the mother in 1916, when seventy-three years of age. They had a family of twin sons and a daughter, the latter being Lucy, now the wife of J. Pennington, while Edmond, the twin of Edward, is now residing in England. Dr. Morrish was educated in the schools of Devonshire and in 1892, when twenty years of age, sought the opportunities of the new world, crossing the Atlantic to America. He made his way at once to St. Louis, where he was employed in clerical lines, but at length he determined to engage in the practice of medicine and with this end in view entered the Beaumont Medical College in 1897, being there graduated with the M. D. degree in 1900. After completing his course he served for a year as interne in the St. Louis Protestant Hospital and then entered upon private practice, in which he has continued successfully to the present time. He does not specialize along a particular line but gives his attention to general practice with excellent...

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Biography of James Calvin Morrow

James Calvin Morrow. In the death of James Calvin Morrow, which occurred at Washington July 4, 1912, there passed away one of the men whose works and influence have been most conspicuous in the development of both the City and County of Washington. He was a pioneer in the best sense of the term, a hard worker, a good manager of men, a keen and resoureeful business man, and especially faithful and efficient in the performance of his civic responsibilities and his obligations to friends and family. It is only a matter of simple justice to refer to him as one of the most successful and influential men of affairs in Northern Kansas. As a banker and leader in political life he gained wealth and influence, but it is proper to emphasize the fact that to the end he remained an unassuming, kind and generous man, who possessed the esteem of all who knew him and the affection of his friends and close associates. His death occurred in his sixty-seventh year. He was born near the Town of Washington in Guernsey County, Ohio, April 3, 1846, a son of William and Elizabeth (Roberts) Morrow. He had personality and individual attributes of his own, but he also exemplified those sturdy and splendid qualities of an old and honorable American ancestry. Most of his forebears were farmers and as a family...

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Biography of William Ross Phillips

William Ross Phillips. During a residence in Shawnee County of more than forty-five years, William Ross Phillips had proved himself one of the ablest and most resourceful farmers in the Kaw Valley. Hard work and a sober industrious life have had their rewards in this case. There is an interesting evidence of his prosperity in the shape of tax receipts. His first tax receipt in Kansas was for five dollars. In 1915 he paid in taxes on his lands $236. His farm comprises fifty acres in the home place, and 160 acres in Menoken Township, of rich bottom lands in the Kaw Valley, and its superficial appearance and improvements furnish ample evidence of the success he had won in this field. Mr. Phillips had always been a thorough believer in the principle of feeding the crop and not hauling it to market. He was born in 1846 in Guernsey County, Ohio. His father William Ross Phillips Sr. was born in Wales in 1793, came to this country when a young man, and from Guernsey County Ohio, moved to Pickaway County in 1851. He afterwards came to Kansas, and died at the advanced age of eighty-four, in 1877 at his home at 1025 Jackson Street, Topeka. He was laid to rest in Topeka Cemetery. In 1827 the senior Mr. Phillips married Prisoilla White. Her father Walter White, who lived to...

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Biographical Sketch of Orlof T. Brown

Brown, Orlof T.; insurance; born, Cambridge, O., Aug. 16, 1870; son of Joshua and Annie E. Tingle Brown; common school education; married, Columbus, O., Aug. 16, 1904, Alberta E. Fowler; one son and one daughter; observer United States Weather Bureau; state examiner, Ohio; chief deputy State fire marshal, Ohio; examiner city of Cleveland; bookkeeper Ohio National Bank, Washington, D. C.; sec’y Cleveland National Fire Insurance Co.; member Loyal Legion, Sons of Veterans, Modern Woodmen of America, Loyal Order of Moose, Woodmen of the World, Brooklyn Lodge, No. 454, F. & A. M.; member Tippecanoe...

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Biographical Sketch of William H. Boyd

Boyd, William H.; lawyer; born, Londonderry, Guernsey County, O., Aug. 11, 1864; educated, district schools in native county and public school in Fairview, O.; took up the study of law and was admitted to the bar in 1890; married, Sept. 7, 1892, Miss Anna Maud Judkins, of Flushing, O.; Mrs. Boyd died in September, 1908; member firm of Westenhaver, Boyd, Rudolph & Brooks; in street car war, one of the lawyers for the Municipal Traction Co.; Republican; clerk of Flushing Township, in Belmont County; corporation clerk of Flushing, 1888, 1890, 1891; police prosecutor during absence of Mr. Fielder; asst. director of law 1897-1898; desires to keep free from political entanglements and give entire time to...

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Biographical Sketch of George Wellington Mercer

Mercer, George Wellington; florist and decorator; born, Toronto, Canada, 1872; son of Albert and Eliza Bye Mercer; educated in public schools of Ontario, Canada; come to United States in 1888; three years with J. F. Sullivan, florist, Detroit; two years with J. H. Rebstock, florist, Buffalo; then came to Cleveland; two years with J. M. Gassers Co.; two years with F. R. Williams Co.; organized own business 1898; married, Cleveland, May 24, 1898, Jessie Withycombe; issue, two children; member Pilgrim Congregational...

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Biographical Sketch of William C. Scott

Scott, William C.; Lake Ford agt. Can. Pac. Ry.; born, Carroll County, O., May 3, 1869; son of Thomas and Susanna Gant Scott; in common schools until 13 years old, then entered coal mines; has picked up education since, as duties would permit; married, Cambridge, O., May 6, 1896, Sophia Hollenbeck; issue, two sons; Independent, politically; 1897-1899, National organizer U. M. U. A.; 1899-1901, editor Miners Journal; since 1901, in fuel department of Canadian Pacific R. R.; looking after mine loading, lake and rail forwarding of all American fuel purchased by the Canadian Pacific R. R.; three million tons annually; is well known in the coal trade all over country, east of the Mississippi River; good judge of coal; member Chamber of Industry. Recreation: Gardening and Shooting.   SCOTT, Nathan Stone; surgeon; M. D., Oberlin College, 1885-1887; Western Reserve University, 1889; (hon. A. M. Oberlin, 1895); Prof. principles of surgery, and dean, Cleveland College Physicians and Surgeons; consulting surgeon, Cleveland General and St. John’s Hospitals; member A. M. A., Ohio State Medical Society, Cleveland Medical Society, American Association Gynecologists and...

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Biography of Robert Lawrence Mitchell

Robert Lawrence Mitchell. Menoken Township, Shawnee County, in 1870 was mainly raw prairie land and the hardy pioneers who came here as home-seekers had weary tasks before them. Agricultural riches lay beneath the sod but it was toilsome labor to break up this sod, to plough and seed the land and then await the harvest. In the above year many of the eastern states contributed to the citizenship of Kansas and among those who came from Ohio was George J. Mitchell. He was a prosperous and intelligent farmer in Ohio. After sending his three sons to Oberlin College he thought to still further advance them in life and in 1870 bought 640 acres of wild land in Shawnee County, the ranch which has been the family property ever since, now increased to 800 acres, all in Menoken Township. Robert Lawrence Mitchell, now deceased, was one of the sons who settled in Kansas, coming to this farm in 1872. He was born near Bridgeville, in Guernsey County, Ohio, February 7, 1848. His parents were George J. and Elmira Mitchell. As above mentioned Robert Lawrence Mitchell came to Menoken Township in 1872, accompanied by his brother-in-law, A. M. Bates, now a resident of Colorado. This farm had been Indian land and on one part of it they found an old Indian burial ground and many other evidences of occupation although no...

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Biographical Sketch of Phillip James Pickett

Pickett, Phillip James; plumbing business; born, Buffalo, June 18, 1866; son of Michael and B. Elizabeth Rogers Pickett; educated, Cleveland public schools and St. Joseph’s College; at the age of 17, left college to learn the plumber’s trade; served four years as an apprentice; traveled through the United States, working as a journeyman plumber; at the end of eight years, returned to Cleveland; eighteen years ago, started his own business; has been very successful and credit it to perseverance, honesty and good workmanship; member of the Knights of Columbus; member Master Plumber’s Club. Recreations: All Outdoor Sports, and Reading along Historical...

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Biography of William M. Sleeth, Maj.

Maj. William M. Sleeth was one of the founders of the modern civic and industrial community of Arkansas City. He was secretary and treasurer of the original townsite company. He was a keen and resourceful business man, but his practical energies were equalled by his splendid public spirit and his readiness to sacrifice his own interests in behalf of some enterprise that would bring benefit to many. Major Sleeth justly earned the honor and esteem of his community during his life, and his death at Arkansas City, September 26, 1906, was felt as a distinct loss to the community, though he was at that time in the fullness of years and achievements. Major Sleeth was born near Cambridge, Ohio, August 26, 1832. His father, David Sleeth, was born in Londonderry, County Donegal, Ireland, in 1800, and was an infant when his parents, in 1801, came to America and located in Guernsey County, Ohio. David Sleeth spent his active life as a farmer in Ohio and died at Cambridge in 1849. He married Margaret McCracken, who was born in County Donegal, Ireland, in 1801, and died at Cambridge, Ohio, in 1881. In the vicinity of his native town William M. Sleeth spent his boyhood and youth, and his experiences were largely those of a farmer and rural resident until the outbreak of the great War of the Rebellion in 1861....

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Biography of Prof. C. N. Andrews

Prof. C. N. Andrews, of Redlands, was born in Guernsey County, Ohio, in 1852. His father, Robert Andrews, crossed the plains to California with an ox team in 1857. They were on the plains at the time of the Mountain Meadow massacre, and were five months and ten days from Boonville to Sacramento. He purchased a farm in Sonoma County, in 1859, and is still living on it. He had a family of four sons and one daughter. The subject of this sketch received his early training in the common schools of Sonoma County, is a graduate of several prominent institutions of learning and the holder of four diplomas. He taught school in Sonoma County for seven years. He was principal of the Santa Ana schools for a period of three years; instructor in Heald’s Business College two years, and principal of the Riverside schools three years. Then he was superintendent of the schools in San Diego one year, when, his health failing, he resigned. He was president of the board of education at San Diego. He came to Redlands in 1877 and engaged in the lumber and carriage business with his brother, Howard, under the firm name of Andrews Brothers. At the present time he is a member of the board of education of San Bernardino County, and a member of the Redlands city council. His residence is...

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Biography of Stephen R. Magee, M. D.

Stephen R. Magee, M. D. Among the representative orange groves and vineyards of Arlington in Riverside, mention should be made of that owned by D. Magee. The improvements on this place were commenced by Mrs. Magee in August, 1875. It was then a wild and barren plain. Mrs. Magee in that year preceded the Doctor to California and located on a forty-acre tract, on what is now the corner of Center and Palm avenues. She caused a small cottage to be erected, in which herself and children were domiciled, and then at once commenced the planting of ornamental trees and shrubbery and flowers, and as soon as the ground could be cleared, entered into horticultural pursuits by planting citrus and deciduous trees and vines. The Doctor arrived in 1876 and found that his energetic wife had made rapid progress. He entered heartily into the improvements, and soon laid the foundation to one of the finest properties in the colony. He found his acreage more than he could devote the proper care and cultivation desired and later sold off all but twenty acres. He has now sixteen acres in oranges, about equally divided in seedlings and budded fruit, and four acres in vineyard, devoted to Muscat raisin grapes. Both the Doctor and his wife are thorough horticulturists, and as illustrative of their success in orange growing it is noted that...

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Biography of G. Leroy Ramsey

G. Leroy Ramsey. Among the men who are marking their names indelibly upon the stockraising history of Southeastern Kansas, one who had been more than ordinarily active in this field of endeavor and whose operations have assumed large proportions is G. LeRoy Ramsey, who owned and operates 1,760 acres six miles north of El Dorado and 560 acres northeast of that city, all in Butler County. Mr. Ramsey not only raises and ships cattle extensively, but of recent years had been interested in oil leases. He was born at Belle Center, Ohio, December 22, 1872, and is a son of A. C. and Margaret (Clark) Ramsey. A. C. Ramsey, formerly one of the extensive cattlemen of Butler County, now retired from that business, and a large land owner of this section, had had an unusual and interesting career. He is a native of Ohio and was born in Coshocton County June 7, 1837, of Scotch-Irish descent, his parents being natives of the North of Ireland. A. C. Ramsey was one of a large family of children, and, as his parents were in modest financial circumstances, his chances for an education were limited. When he was still a lad his father died and his mother removed with the family from Coshocton County to Guernsey County, Ohio, where for one year A. C. Ramsey was employed by a fur trader. His...

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Roll Of Capt. Simon Beyner’s Company

(From Guernsey County) Served from August 20, until November 12, 1812 Capt. Simon Beyner Lieut. Stewart Speer Ensign, Henry Beyner Sergt. David Slater Sergt. George Wine Sergt. Andrew Dougherty Sergt. Robert Ewings Corp. Nicholas Bumgavance Corp. William Beyner Corp. William Inglehag Corp. Alexander Barton Drummer, Frederick Beyner Fifer, David Moor Privates Argo, Morris Barnes, Ford Bates, Ezekial Bates, William Beach, Charles Beaham, John Brannan, Thomas Chance, William Clark, Joshua Cook, William Dilly, Abraham Dilly, Ichabod Doughty, David Dye, George Evans, Elisha Findlay, Collins Frye, Peter Hawkins, James Lancing, Robert Larde, James Levi, Lewis Llewellyn, Henry Lynn, Joseph McConnell, James McGowan, Andrew Rainey, John Reed, Joseph Saltsgiver, Frederick Saterfield, William Sherman, William Shevel, Samuel Sickman, Andrew Sickman, John Sickman, Pressley Smith, Thomas Smith, William Stephenson, Moses Stiers, Henry Thomas, Jacob Vanpell, John William, Nehemiah Wright,...

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Roll Of Capt. Absalom Martin’s Company

(From Guernsey or Belmont County) Served from August 26, until November 12, 1812. Capt. Absalom Martin Lieut. Wyatt Hutchison Ensign, James Shuman Sergt. John Broton Sergt. George Scadan Sergt. Thomas Mullen Sergt. William Israel Corp. Christopher Donouer Corp. James Edwards Corp. Edward Davis Corp. Henry Wolford Drummer, Thomas DeBatnon Fifer, Edward Milner Privates Atkinson, Michael Beard, Moses Beard, Thomas Bell, Joseph Berry, Thomas Bowers, Joseph Brown, David Burys, David Carnes, William Carroll, Henry Cogle, Joseph Davis, Henry Delong, Darel Everett, James Fink, William Hanna, William Hart, Jacob Heage, Aaron Hill, Henry Lambert, Lewis Launtz, George Maple, William McGiffin, John McGiffin, William McWilliams, Phillip Mealman, John Merrit, Thomas Miller, James Moore, William Pack, Samuel Reed, John Reed, William Reeves, Joshua Rowers, Jonah Salor, John Shipley, George Shove, Philip Stites, Jonothan Tetrick, Jacob Tetrick, Michael Tetrick, Richard Wanich, James Wanich, Robert Warne, Jonothan Wilkins, Thomas Wilson, David Wirack, Peter Wirick, Andrew Woodbick,...

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