Location: Hardin County OH

Biographical Sketch of J. H. Jones

Jones, J. H.; banker; born, Dundee, O., Aug. 20, 1867; son of A. C. and Annie Russell Jones; common and high school education, and one year at Ohio Northern University; married, Detroit, Mich., 1904, Lottie M. Vemmard Allen; issue, five children; Republican; three years member Public Library Board; never held political office and does not expect to do so; began work with The Iron Valley Bank, at Canal Dover, O., twenty-six years ago; served two years as clerk; one year at The Citizens Bank, at Ada, O., as asst. cashier; for nearly twenty-three years, has been with The Lake Shore Banking & Trust Co., as clerk; promoted to sec’y, then treas. of Company, and treas. and cashier of the St. Clair & Superior St. offices; treas. The Vandalia Gas Co., The Merry Land Co.; treas. and sec’y Houghton Land & Drainage Co.; treas. Sales Corporation Co., and Julier Baking Co.; member Masons, Union, and Athletic Clubs. Recreations: Fishing and...

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Biographical Sketch of E. Loomis Spriggs

Spriggs, E. Loomis; realty and building; born, Washington, Pa., Oct. 17, 1880; son of Edward and Josephine E. Greenlee Spriggs; educated, Ohio Northern University, Ada, O.; treas. The Commonwealth Realty & Building Co.; identified with the agency force of The Pittsburgh Life & Trust Co.; subsequently in the Federal service at Pittsburgh until 1906, when he resigned, to become associated with his brother, C. H. Spriggs, as Cleveland real estate operators; this partnership became the basis for the formation of The Commonwealth Realty & Building Co.; member Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, and Lakewood Lodge, F. & A. M.; Progressive Republican in politics; his ancestors among the first settlers of the colonies of Connecticut and Pennsylvania, and prominent in the War of...

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Biographical Sketch of Jesse Stephens

Stephens, Jesse; attorney; born, Wood County, Feb. 9, 1865; son of David and Elizabeth Bonam Stephens; educated, Fostoria Academy and The Ohio Northern University; read law with the Hon. Thomas N. Bierly, of Toledo; admitted to the bar in 1889; married, Fremont, O., 1887, Miss Belle Clark; issue, two sons, A. A. and Clarence Clark Stephens; practiced law in Fostoria, O., for twenty years, attaining a high place in the legal profession; particularly noted as trial lawyer, having tried some of the most important cases in Northwestern Ohio; has never sought political honors, although urged to become a candidate for District Judge and Congressman from the 13th district; because of increasing clientele in Cuyahoga County, came to Cleveland, and began practicing with his son, A. A. Stephens, a graduate of Western Reserve Law School; counsel and director The Commonwealth Realty & Building Co., The Seneca Coal Co., Fostoria, O., counsel The Toledo, Fostoria & Findlay Electric R. R. Co., Toledo; The Union National Bank, Fostoria, and The Atlas Mnfg. Co., and The Peabody Buggy Co., all of Fostoria; member Pemberville Lodge, No. 516, F. & A. M., since 1889; his family were among the early settlers of Maryland and Western Pennsylvania, Scotch-Irish-German descent; active in Colonial cause during the...

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Biographical Sketch of James B. Ruhl

Ruhl, James B.; lawyer; born near Lisbon, Ohio, on a farm; taught, prepared for college, at Lisbon High School, and taught in rural schools; graduated from Ohio Northern University, B. S., 1888, and LL. B., 1891 (in cursu); later took M. Sc. and L. L. M. (pro merito); supt. schools, McComb, O., 1888-1889; instructor at Ohio Northern University, 1889-1891; admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1889, U. S. Courts in 1894, and U. S. Supreme Court, 1901; practiced law in Cleveland since 1891; member, for five years, State board of examiners for admission to the bar; Knight Templar, 32nd degree Mason, Past Master, Cleveland City Lodge, No. 15, F. & A. M.; first master Meridian Lodge, No. 610; Past High Priest, Cleveland Chapter, No. 148, R. A. M.; Eminent Commander Holyrood Commandery, No. 32, K. T. and Sovereign Prince Bahurim Council, 16th degree, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Cleveland; Republican; Chamber of...

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Biographical Sketch of Willis W. Norris

Norris, Willis W.; secretary of police; born, Dec. 19, 1877; Smithville, O.; educated, public school and Normal Academy, Smithville, 0., graduating in 1898; married; served as a volunteer in the Spanish-American War, 8th O. V. I.; taught school for five years, 1900-1905, and during this time, attended summer school at Wooster University and Law School, Ada, O.; came to Cleveland in 1905, and worked as a lather; was elected a member of the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of Ohio in 1908; and as such gave particular attention to legislation in the interests of labor; most important of which was the Norris Employer’s Liability Law; appointed sec’y of police, June 17, 1911; which position he still...

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Ewing, Myron J. – Obituary

Myron J. Ewing was born in Trubull county Ohio, December 30, 1850. After an illness of one week he passed on to rest at the home of his daughter, Mrs. N. Jay Billings, at Wallowa, Oregon, December 27, 1917, being just three days short of his 67 years of age. His parents were of sturdy pioneer stock that settled in the midst of the forests of Ohio and proceeded to work out life’s tasks. Their sturdy fiber entered largely into the life of their son. His life was marked by earnestness of endeavor, firmness of conviction, breadth of vision and strength of character. Being by natural endowment a student, after completing the work of the Ohio public schools he took the Liberal Arts course at Ohio Northern University at Ada, Ohio, securing his B.A. degree. This was followed by a Post Graduate course in the Science at Northwestern University, Chicago. Then for some sixteen years he taught the Sciences in Ohio Northern University, his Alma Mater. Later he completed his course in Medical Science at Western Reserve University at Cleveland, Ohio, and entered upon the practice of Medicine in Findlay, Ohio, in 1890. For sixteen years, he enjoyed a large practice. In 1906 on account of the health of his family he came to Oregon and settled in Lake County near Summer Lake. Oregon has since been his home....

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Biography of Arthur C. Trumbo

The development and success of the Muskogee National Bank is attributable in no small measure to Arthur C. Trumbo, an alert, energetic and farsighted business man, who in financial circles has made a most creditable name and place for himself. He was born on a farm in Allen county, Ohio, on the 6th of August, 1866, and attended the country schools until he reached the age of seventeen, when he began teaching and soon afterward was made principal of the Columbus Grove high school at Columbus Grove, Ohio. Desirous of enjoying still further educational advantages himself, he later became a student in the normal school at Ada, Ohio, and afterward attended the Tri-State Normal School at Angola, Indiana, the Wooster University at Wooster, Ohio, and the Leland’ Stanford University of California, winning his Bachelor’s degree upon the completion of a literary and scientific course in 1894. He afterward pursued the study of law at Northwestern University in Chicago: and in 1896 was graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Laws. He at once entered upon the active practice of law in Chicago, there following the profession until 1901. Since that year Mr. Trumbo has been identified with the development and progress of Muskogee, particularly in connection with the financial interests of the city. Here, in partnership with A. W. Patterson, he established the Bank of Muskogee, which was nationalized...

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Biography of Hon. Vinton Stillings

Hon. Vinton Stillings, only son of the late Judge Edward Stillings, had lived in Leavenworth since early boyhood, though he spent much time in the East and abroad while securing his education and for purposes of travel. With the leisure afforded by ample means he had accepted the many opportunities which come to such men for rendering the vital service so much required in realizing the civic ideals of every community. He is a citizen upon whom progressive Leavenworth had often called and who had never failed to respond. While he is extremely modest as to his personal role, others competent to judge say that Vinton Stillings had given a valuable if not indispensable influence to much of the constructive progress of which Leavenworth had most reason to be proud in recent years. Born in Kenton, Ohio, December 15, 1852, he came to Leavenworth in 1863. The Leavenworth he knew as a boy was almost the metropolis of the West. It was still the outfitting point for many of the great caravans of merchandise and passenger traffic which set out for the golden shores of the Pacific, and as a commercial and social center it rivaled the other river cities of St. Joseph and Kansas City. The theaters of Leavenworth attracted people for miles up and down the river, and besides its cultural advantages and its commerce the city...

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