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Biography of Rev. Samuel Parker

REV. SAMUEL PARKER. – Mr. Parker was not a pioneer to settle in this country, nor to engage in missionary work, but was a pioneer of pioneers, a “John The Baptist,” to prepare the way for missionaries and emigrants. He was born at Ashfield, Massachusetts, April 23, 1779, and was the son of Elisha and Thankful M. Parker. In 1806 he graduated from Williams College, and from Andover Theological Seminary in the first class that left that institution. He immediately went west to New York, and engaged in home missionary work. He was ordained as a Congregational minister at Danby, New York, November 12, 1812, and was married first to Miss H. Sears shortly afterwards. But she soon died; and in 1815 he was married to Miss Jerusha Lord, who was the mother of his three children, – Mrs. J. Van Kirk and Doctor S.J. Parker of Ithaca, New York, and Professor H.W. Parker of Grinnell College, Iowa. He labored most of the time at Danby, Ithaca and Apulia, New York, and Middlefield, Massachusetts until 1833. At that time the request of the four Nez Perces who went to St. Louis in search of the white man’s bible was made public; and on April 10, 1833, he offered himself to the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions as an explorer or missionary. Having begun life as a home...

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Biography of Trowbridge C. Egleston

Occupying a prominent position among the leading businessmen of Caldwell, Idaho, we find the subject of this biography, Trowbridge C. Egleston, wholesale and retail dealer in hardware, stoves, tinware, groceries, provisions, wagons and farm machinery. The business of which Mr. Egleston is the head was established in 1884 by Frank R. Coffin & Brother. In 1892 Mr. Egleston purchased the store and has since been at the head of its management, doing a prosperous business. He occupies a brick building, forty by one hundred and twenty-five feet in dimensions, with basement, and also has two large storehouses, in which his supply stock is kept. Mr. Egleston is a native of Ohio. He was born in Madison, that state, June 19, 1857 and traces his ancestry to England. The progenitor of the Egleston family in this country was Eben Egleston, who settled in Massachusetts at an early date. He was by trade a tanner, and was a most influential and worthy citizen. His family comprised three sons. Russell S. Egleston. the father of Trowbridge C. was born in Westfield, Massachusetts, and in early life had excellent educational advantages. He graduated at both Auburn Theological Seminary and Williams College, and was for many years in the active work of the ministry of the Presbyterian Church. He preached in Madison, Ohio, Westfield, Connecticut, and Gaines, New York, his pastoral work covering half...

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Saponi Indians

Saponi Tribe: Evidently a corruption of Monasiccapano or Monasukapanough, which, as shown by Bushnell, is probably derived in part from a native term “moni seep” signifying “shallow water.” Paanese is a corruption and in no way connected with the word “Pawnee.” Saponi Connections. The Saponi belonged to the Siouan linguistic family, their nearest relations being the Tutelo. Saponi Location. The earliest known location of the Saponi has been identified by Bushnell (1930) with high probability with “an extensive village site on the banks of the Rivanna, in Albemarle County, directly north of the University of Virginia and about one-half mile up the river from the bridge of the Southern Railway.” This was their location when, if ever, they formed a part of the Monacan Confederacy. (See also North Carolina, New York, and Pennsylvania.) Saponi Villages. The principal Saponi settlement usually bore the same name as the tribe or, at least, it has survived to us under that name. In 1670 Lederer reports another which he visited called Pintahae, situated not far from the main Saponi town after it had been removed to Otter Creek, southwest of the present Lynchburg (Lederer, 1912), but this was probably the Nahyssan town. Saponi History As first pointed out by Mooney (1895), the Saponi tribe is identical with the Monasukapanough which appears on Smith’s map as though it were a town of the Monacan...

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Biography of William A. Caldwell

The history of pioneer life has long rivaled in interest the tales of battles and of life on the tented field. Without the roar of cannon and musketry or the inspiring notes of fife and drum, hosts no less brave and determined have gone forth into the wilderness to reclaim it for the purposes of civilization and have fought the hard battle of conquering the raw land, the sturdy forest and the rocky fastnesses of the earth, making each yield of its treasures such elements as can be utilized for man. This is an arduous labor and one to which is due recognition and commendation, and therefore in preparing a history of Idaho it is with pleasure that we introduce the life records of such worthy pioneers as William A. Caldwell, whose identification with the state antedates the formation of its territorial government. He was born in Newford, New York, December 10, 1832, and is of Scotch lineage. His grandfather, William Caldwell, having emigrated from Scotland before the Revolution, settled first in New Jersey and later removed to Orange County, New York. By occupation he was an agriculturist, and in connection with general farming he conducted a dairy. He married Miss Maria Anderson, also a native of Scotland, and they became the parents of eight children, of whom Mr. Caldwell of this review is now the only male survivor....

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Biographical Sketch of William McKinley Duncan

Duncan, William McKinley; lawyer; born, Pittsburg, Pa., May 19, 1873; son of Andrew J. and Sarah McKinley Duncan; educated, public schools Pittsburgh, Pa., and Rayen High School, Youngstown, O., and Cornell University, Ithaca., N. Y.; married, Youngstown, O., Oct. 18, 1899, Viola Deetrick; issue, three sons; admitted to bar, October, 1894; associated with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey ever since; became member of firm, January, 1911; representing Eastern Trunk Railroad in the engineer arbitration; receiver of the Wheeling & Lake Erie R. R. Co.; member Union, Athletic, Mayfield and Hermit...

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Biographical Sketch of Hermann Dercum

Dercum, Hermann; architect; born, Cleveland, Apr. 23, 1879; son of Otto and Augusta Raebel Dercum; educated, Cornell, 1902, B. S. (in architecture); 1903, M. S., (in architecture); married, Lakewood, Sept. 3, 1910, Carlotta Krause; one son, Max Dercum; member firm Dercum & Beer, architects; member Cleveland Chapter, American Institute of Architects, and Athletic...

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Biographical Sketch of Oliver Farrar Emerson

Emerson, Oliver Farrar; university professor; born, Traer, Ia., May 24, 1860; son of Oliver and Maria Farrar Emerson; A. B., Iowa College, 1882, A. M., 1885; Ph. D., Cornell University, 1891; married, Annie L. Logan, of St. Louis, Sept. 24, 1891; supt. schools, Grinnell, Ia., 1882-1884, Muscatine, Ia., 1884-1885; prin. Academy of Iowa College, 1885-1888; Goldwin Smith fellow in English, 1888-1889, instru. in English, 1889-1891; asst. prof. rhetoric and English philology, 1892-1896, Cornell University; prof. English, Western Reserve University, since 1896; member Modern Language Ass’n America, American Dialect Society (pres., 1905). Author: History of the English Language, 1894; A Brief History of the English Language, 1896; Middle English Reader, 1905; Outline History of the English Language, 1906. Editor: Johnson’s Rasselas, 1905; Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, 1898; Poems of Chancer, 1911. Contributor to Modern Language Notes, Dialect Notes, Publications of Modern Language Ass’n, Modern Philology, Journal of Germanic Philology, Anglia,...

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Biographical Sketch of Benjamin S. Hubbell

Hubbell, Benjamin S.; architect; born, Leavenworth, Kas., July 11, 1867; educated, Cornell University, in senior year won scholarship in architecture, and was elected member of the Sigma XI, took degree in architecture in 1894; now practising under the name of Hubbell & Benes; firm was architect for Wade Memorial, Citizens Bldg., Cleveland School of Art, and other important structures; member Masons, Chamber of Commerce, American Institute of Architects and Colonial...

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Biographical Sketch of Burt A. Miller

Miller, Burt A.; surety bonds; born, Canton, 0., March 17, 1871; son of William K. and Sarah Burwell Miller; educated at Cornell university and Cincinnati Law School; married, Canton, O., Dec. 27, 1899, Jane Rabe; organized the surety business in Cuba and Porto Rico after the Spanish-American war, drawing law permitting surety companies to operate in Cuba, and fixing the deposit required and tax to be paid; resident vice pres. and mgr. for Northern Ohio of the Southwestern Surety Ins. Co.; served in the 8th inf., O. N. G. (second lieut.); vice pres. Surety Association of Cleveland; member Canton Lodge, F. & A. M., Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Cleveland Athletic, and Rotary...

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Biographical Sketch of Hal. H. Hill

Hill, Hal. H.; contracting engineer; born, Detroit, Mich., Feb. 9, 1875; son of Thomas W. and Harriette C. De La Hooke Hill; educated, Cornell University, class of 1897, mechanical engineer; early education, University School, Cleveland; contracting engineer The Erie City Iron Works, Erie, Pa.; member American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Union, Roadside, Chagrin Valley Hunt Clubs of Cleveland, and the Erie Club, Erie,...

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Biographical Sketch of Louis H. Hays

Hays, Louis H.; manufacturer; born, Cleveland, Jan. 24, 1874; son of Joseph and Rosetta Schwarzenberg Hays; educated, University School, and Cornell University, 1898; married, Cleveland, June 25, 1902, Jessie Feiss; issue, Robert J., born June 28, 1903, Marie F., born Jan. 13, 1907; in 1896, began business career with Charles Eisenman & Co.; remained two years; then joined Louis Roeheimer in the decorating business, The Roeheimer & Hays Studio; after seven years, sold interest to Mr. Roeheimer, and established The Federal Knitting Mills Co.; after two years, and upon the organization of Charles Eisenman & Co., into the K. & E. Blouse Makers, returned there; still retain interest in Knitting Mill Co., mngr. K. & E. Blouse Makers; director The Federal Knitting Mills Co.; see ‘y and treas. Aetna Realty Co.; member Council Sociology, Chamber of Commerce; member Oakwood, and Rotary Clubs, Cleveland, and Cornell University Alumni...

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Biographical Sketch of Emmett Ellsworth Hart

Hart, Emmett Ellsworth; civil engineer; born, Little Valley, N. Y., Sept. 18, 1861; son of Austin and Dorleski Manley Hart; educated, public schools of N. Y. State, Cornell University, 1883-1887, degree C. E.; married, Little Valley, N. Y., April, 1891, Rachel Joy Sprague; issue, seven children; two years military training at Cornell University; entered the service of the C., B. Q. R. R., June, 1887; continued with them as draftsman, asst. engineer and division engineer, until November, 1895; general engineering practice, 1895-1897; employed by the U. S. government, 1897-1899 on Deep Water Ways surveys; in July, 1899, entered the employ of the New York, Chicago & St. Louis R. R. Co., as division engineer of the Eastern Division; in November, of the same year, made engineer of entire line for the same company; in 1906, made chief engineer, which position he still holds; member the Americal Railway Engineering Ass’n and Tau Beta Pi Cornell Honary...

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Biographical Sketch of Warren Phelps King

King, Warren Phelps; manufacturing business; born, Ithaca, N. Y., Sept. 9, 1865; son of Warren Leander and Mary Eliza Phelps King; educated, Cornell University, class of 1888; married, Buffalo, N. Y., June 2, 1892, Justine McKenna; issue, Warren Griffin King, born, July 6, 1893, and Elizabeth Brewster King, born March 25, 1899; with The Lehigh Valley Coal Co. for five years; New York Car Wheel Works and associated companies, occupying various official positions, for eleven years; pres. Liberty Brass Foundry, Buffalo, N. Y., for four years; vice pres. and treas. The Aluminum Castings Co.; member Society of Automobile Engineers, Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, Chi. Psi Fraternity; member Union, and Mayfield Clubs, Cleveland, and Buffalo, and Saturn Clubs, Buffalo, N. Y.; his paternal great-grandfather, Francis King, fought through The Revolutionary War, and settled in the town of Ithaca, N. Y.; at the close of the war; his paternal grandfather, Alexander King, born in Ithaca, N. Y., in 1801; he married Rachel Casterline; his father, Warren Leander King, was born in Ithaca. N. Y., in 1829; his maternal grandfather, Elbridge Gerry Phelps, was born near Wethersfield, Conn., about 1805; he married Mary Delialah Knowles; his mother, Mary Eliza Phelps, born in Delaware county, N. Y. State, in...

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Biographical Sketch of Harry Livingston Kaufman

Kaufman, Harry Livingston; iron ore and mining; born, Marquette, Mich., 1882; son of Samuel Robert and Juliet Gravereat Kaufman; educated, Cascasella School, Ithaca, N. Y., and Cornell University; when E. N. Breitung & Co. opened their ore sales agency in Cleveland, he became as a partner in the business, at the time was vice pres. and mgr. of mines in Marquette, Mich.; now divides his time, spending the winters in Cleveland and the summers in Marquette; honorary member Naval Reserves of Michigan; director in the following: First National Bank, Cleveland; First Trust & Savings Co., Cleveland; Negaunee National Bank, Negaunee, Mich.; Mines Development Co., Ltd.; Miners Negotiation Co., Ltd., Breitung Mineral Security Co., Ltd., Negotiations Co., Ltd.; Breitung Mineral Guarantee Co., Ltd., all of Marquette, Mich.; vice pres. and director Mary Charlotte Mining Co.; treas. Breitung Hematite Mining Co., Ltd.; asst. treas. Washington Iron, all of Marquette, Mich.; member American Institute Mining Engineers, Lake Superior Mining Institute; charter member American Mining Congress, Michigan chapter, American Iron and Steel Institute; Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, Athletic, Traffic, Euclid Golf Club, and Automobile Club; Marquette Club, and Town and Country Club, Marquette, Mich.; member Delta Phi Delta...

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