Location: Jackson County WV

Biographical Sketch of Edward Walter Cunningham

Cunningham, Edward Walter; civil engineer; born, Allegheny, Pa., March 14, 1872; son of Robert H. and Virginia R. Loy Cunningham; educated, public schools and Ohio State University (civil engineer, class 1894); married, Ripley, W. Va., Oct. 10, 1900, Daisy R. Robinson; issue, Odell Virginia; structural draftsman to 1895; construction supt. 1895-1898; junior engineer, corps of engineers, U. S. army, April, 1898, to November, 1899; supt. construction to 1900; structural and bridge engineer 1900 to 1904; asst. engineer, American Bridge Co. 1904 to 1907; with Vorce Engineering Co. to 1909; asst. engineer Osborn Engineering Co. to 1912; asst. inspector of buildings, city of Cleveland, January, 1912, to date; pres. Edgewater Tennis Club Co.; member American Society of Civil Engineers; Phi Gamma Delta; Edgewater Tennis and Singers’ Clubs;...

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Biographical Sketch of George A. Greene

George A. Greene, M. D. One of the most widely known physicians of Kansas is Dr. George A. Greene, of Wichita, proprietor of Greene’s Pathological Laboratory for cancer research. He is a physician of wide experience and learning, and has been in practice in Kansas for the last fifteen years. Few men enter the medical profession with a better equipment than Doctor Greene. In his early career he was a teacher, later studied law, but never practiced it, and laid a very scholarly foundation to his work in the medical field. He was born in Jackson County, West Virginia. After leaving the public schools he entered Anthens College at Athens, West Virginia, where he completed the course, and followed this with another course in Barbersville College. For several years he taught in different parts of his native state, and then began the study of law. He was admitted to the bar in Kentucky. The knowledge of law has proved valuable to him in various ways, though he has never practiced it as a profession. He had realized in the meantime that his real inclination and natural talents were for medicine. After coming to Kansas in 1902 he was in general practice for a time, but on moving to Wichita he concentrated all his efforts upon his specialty. In fact the purpose guiding him when he chose the medical profession...

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Biography of Archie W. Long

Archie W. Long. Of the men who have contributed to the business importance and civic development of the various thriving communities of Kansas, one the value of whose services may not be gainsaid is Archie W. Long, of Manhattan. A resident of this city for nearly a quarter of a century, he was for a long period identified with the milling interests here, and now has large oil holdings and directs his energies toward the development of his interprises connected with that industry. If he has been a contributor to the business development of the community, he has done even a greater service in the line of civic advancement, for it was during his term in the mayoralty chair that Manhattan’s present excellent street and sewerage systems were inaugurated. Mr. Long is a native of West Virginia, born at Ravenswood, Jackson County, March 17, 1872, a son of George W. and America E. (King) Long, who still reside at Ravenswood, where their sons were reared. The family is an old and respected one of the Old Dominion State, and an interesting bit of its history is found in the fact that the paternal grandmother of Archie W. Long, a native of Culpeper County, Virginia, as a young lady of fourteen years of age, in 1822 was a guest at a reception held in honor of LaFayette, the French friend...

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Sturm, Henry D. – Obituary

Paradise, Oregon Henry Davis Sturm died at his home in Paradise, Saturday, May 9, 1931 at the age of 66 years, 6 months and 10 days. Funeral services were held Monday and were conducted by Rev. Hall K. Wallis of the Methodist church, Enterprise. Burial was in the Paradise cemetery. Mr. Sturm was born at Meadowdale, West Virginia, October 24, 1865. He was one of a family of 15 children of whom only five are living. When a young man he came west and lived for a time near Moscow, Idaho, later drifting to the north end of Wallowa county, where he homesteaded and spent the remainder of his life. He was married to Mrs. Lina Miller, Dec. 12, 1899, and to this union three children were born, William of Paradise, Floyd Jackson deceased and Mrs. Artie Bunnell of Redmond. Besides his wife and children he leaves to mourn his death two brothers in the east, Orlando Sturm of Lostine, Charles Sturm of Flora, and a sister, Mrs. Laco Osburn of California. Mr. Sturm united with the Christian church 20 years ago. Enterprise Record Chieftain, Thursday, May 14, 1931, Page...

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Biography of A. R. Burton

A notably successful career is that of A. R. Burton, who is the owner of a valuable farm in the Sand Creek district, near Bartlesville, which in all of its equipment is thoroughly modern, while the methods employed in the cultivation and development of the place are the expression of the latest scientific research along agricultural lines. He also receives a good income from oil wells upon his property and is a most astute and enterprising business man, carrying forward to a successful issue whatever he undertakes. A. R. Burton is a native of West Virginia. He was born in Jackson County on the 11th of October, 1867, his parents being Giles R. and Ophelia (Gerald) Burton, also natives of that state. Both are deceased, the father passing away when the subject of this review was an infant. Colonel Gerald, the maternal grandfather of Mr. Burton, was one of the most extensive planters in the south previous to the Civil war, his estate being situated in West Virginia. In 1886, when a young man of nineteen years, A. R. Burton made his way from Kansas to Indian Territory, locating on Bird creek, in Osage County, where he devoted his attention to farming. Subsequently he removed to his present ranch of six hundred and fifty-five acres, situated five miles southwest of Bartlesville, upon which he has placed many modern improvements,...

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