Location: Knox County OH

Biographical Sketch of George H. Worthington

Worthington, George H.; merchant; born, Toronto, Can., Feb. 13, 1850; son of John and Mary Wellborn Worthington; public school and business college education; married, Mount Vernon, O., in February, 1878, Mrs. Hannah L. Weaver; worked in a wholesale grocery store in Canada for three years; came to United States to take charge of his fathers interests as contractor in building the Southern Central R. R., in New York State; then went to Brownhelm, O., and worked for his father and brother in operating a stone quarry; in 1873, admitted to the firm which later became the Cleveland Stone Co.; became pres. of the Berea & Huron Stone Co.; promotor and organizer of the Beeman Chemical Co.; pres. the American Chicle Co.; pres. the following: Union National Bank, Cleveland, American Chicle Co. of New York, The American Dynalite Co., Cleveland, Underwriters Land Co., Missouri, The Cleveland Stone Co., The Perry-Mathews-Buskirk Stone Co., Bedford Stone & R. R. Co., Indiana; director, The Guardian Savings & Trust Co., The Chamberlain Cartridge & Target Co., Interurban Railway & Terminal Co., The Cincinnati Trust Co., The Columbus Gas & Electric Co., and the Southwestern Ohio Traction Co.; also interested in zinc and lead mines in Missouri; 32d degree Mason since 1876; charter member Lake Erie Consistory and Al Koran Temple of the Mystic Shrine; member Union, Euclid, Cleveland Yacht, Country and Roadside Clubs, Cleveland,...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles A. Ricks

Ricks, Charles A.; sec’y and treas. Kuhlman Car Co.; born, Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 14, 1868; son of Augustus J. and Emma Maxwell Atwater Ricks; educated, Kenyon Military Academy, and Kenyon College; married, Oct. 21, 1897, at Detroit, Mich., Miss Margaret Trowbridge; business career, 1888 clerk First National Bank, Massillon, O., sec’y and treas. Massillon Loan Ass’n; came to Cleveland in 1890, and became auditor and traveling salesman for the Standard Oil Co.; in 1896, appointed mgr. of the Cleveland station; in 1900, organized the G. C. Kuhlman Car Co., sec’y and treas., builds electric and steam railway cars, turning out an average of 600 cars a year, employ 700 men; Republican; Episcopalian; Psi Upsilon Iota, member Military Order, Loyal Legion; Chamber of Commerce, Union, and Country Clubs. Recreations: Golf, and...

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Biography of Lewis C. Nelson .

Lewis C. Nelson. The large industries in and about Coffeyville have naturally drawn to that city many of the expert technical men as well as business executives, and one of these is Lewis C. Nelson, superintendent of the Ludowici-Celadon Company, manufacturers of hollow roofing tile. Mr. Nelson as a young man became an expert wood worker, later developed a proficiency and familiarity with the pottery industry and for a number of years has been one of the trusted officials of the present company. His birth occurred in Glasgow, Scotland, July 15, 1871. His father Charles W. Nelson, who was born in the vicinity of Glasgow in 1842 was a weaver in the woolen mills, and died at Glasgow in 1884. He was a conservative in politics and an active member of the Episconal Church. He received military training as a soldier in the English army. Charles W. Nelson married Ida Froley, who was born near Glasgow in 1847 and died there in 1877. L. C. Nelson, the only child of his parents, was six years old when his mother died, and thereafter he received a rudimentary training in the public schools of Glasgow. At the age of twelve he was brought to the United States by his uncle John Nelson, who established his home at Boston. Since that time Mr. Nelson has been largely dependent upon his own resources...

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Biography of Robert Ernest Cullison

Robert Ernest Cullison. The senior member of the well-known law firm of Cullison, Forrest & Clifford, Robert Ernest Cullison had long been a prominent figure in many of the legal controversies of Allen County, in which his unerring judgment and ability to provide the solution of many complexities have proven his right to be numbered among the distinguished members of the bar of his part of the state. Since the beginning of his career he had practiced at Iola, where he had on several occasions been the incumbent of official positions of importance. Mr. Cullison as a lawyer, conducting cases from their earliest consultation through their preparations in his office and conflicts at the bar, to the final engrossment after the last decree of the final tribunal, is systematic, patient, vigorous and powerful, and is recognized as a most valuable associate and dangerous opponent. Robert E. Cullison was born October 13, 1878, at Bloomfield, Greene County, Indiana, a member of a family which came from Ireland to America during the colonial period of this country’s history, and a son of Robert M. and Eleanor J. (Stalleup) Cullison. His grandfather was born in 1811, in Ohio, and became a pioneer into Greene County, Indiana, where he passed the remainder of his life in agricultural pursuits and died in 1882. He married Elizabeth Lynch, also of Irish descent, who was born...

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Biography of Fred G. Palmer

Fred G. Palmer was chiefly responsible for the establishment and upbuilding of one of the leading industries of Kansas City, Kansas. This is the Kaw Boiler Works Company. Like many other concerns that now wield a large influence in a city’s industrial life this business started on a small scale. Mr. Palmer was associated with exmayor T. B. Gilbert in organizing the business in 1905. They started making boilers and other equipment of that class in a rented building. The partnership was continued by these two men for six years. In 1911 the Kaw Boiler Works Company was organized and incorporated, with Mr. Palmer as president; H. H. Jadwin, vice president; E. L. Hudson, secretary and treasurer; George E. Way, assistant treasurer; and Howard E. Ward, superintendent. All these gentlemen are stockholders and directors in the company. The business began with a capital stock of $30,000, and in 1916 it was increased to $150,000 an increase which is a graphic measure of the rapid growth of the company. They now have the largest plant of its kind in the State of Kansas. While they have the facilities for the manufacture of all classes of boiler work, the company specializes in the manufacture of tanks, boilers, and other equipment for oil refineries. This branch of the business had been highly developed as a result of the wonderful expansion of the...

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Biographical Sketch of Francis Popham

Francis Popham, farmer and stock-dealer, Sec. 10; P. O. Campbell; was born in Knox Co., Ohio, June 2,1838; lived with his parents on the farm; engaged in farming until married to Sarah E. Babbs, Dec. 11, 1862; she was born in Knox Co., Ohio, Dec. 8, 1844; the fruit of their marriage has been four children – William C., Fred D., Minnie A. and Clarence E. Mr. P. owns 100 acres of excellent river-bottom land, which he farms; he also deals largely in horses; he is a very liberal-hearted man, and respected by all who know...

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Biography of George Lord

George Lord, President of the Society of California Pioneers of San Bernardino County, and a representative of the best type of “Forty-niners,” is a native of New York City, and was born June 27, 1800, and consequently was eighty-nine years old his last birthday. His father, George Lord, was a sea captain, who died of yellow fever at quarantine in New York harbor, having contracted the disease in the West Indies, whence his vessel had just returned. The subject of this memoir being left self-dependent went to enlist in mercentile pursuits. Stopping for a time in Louisville, Kentucky, he was there made an Odd Fellow, being inducted into the order by Past Master Wildy, who was sent over from England to establish Odd Fellowship in the United States. Mr. Lord joined Boone Lodge, No. 1, in 1833, and is one of the oldest living members of the order. On leaving Louisville he spent about three years in St. Louis, when, not finding the climate agreeable, he returned North and lived a number of years in Richland and Knox counties, in Ohio, engaged in merchandising. In 1846 he went to Iowa, continuing there in the mercantile business until 1848, when he lost everything by fire. The excitement over the discovery of gold in California, reaching fever heat the following spring, Mr. Lord purchased four yoke of oxen, and fitting out...

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Roll Of Capt. Ichabod Nye’s Company (Cavalry)

(Probably from Knox County) Served from August 26, until October 4, 1812. Capt. Ichabod Nye Lieut. James Craig Cornet, John Barney Sergt. William Bartlet Sergt. Isaac Beam Sergt. Solomon Giller Corp. Jonothan Hunt Corp. Stephen D. Minton Trumpeter, John Kizer Farrier, Michael Coliass Farrier, Michael Clock Privates Adams, Elijah Ash, David Ayres, James Berrit, David Bonnet, Isaac Davidson, George Dickinson, George Dunlap, John Garrison, John Harrod, James Harrod, Samuel Holmes, Nicholas Howard, Samuel Hunt, Jonothan Inlow, Jesse Irwin, John Layton, John Leonard, Amos Long, Hughes Lyberger, George Middlemer, John Mills, John Mills, Michael Minton, Stephen Morton, Stephen D Selley, William H. Smelt, Samuel H Smith, George Smith, James Smith, Samuel H Stilly, John Waggoner, Ferall Walker, James Walker, John Walker, Joseph Watson, Noah Woodruff,...

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Roll Of Capt. John Greer’s Company

(Probably from Knox County) Served from August 26 until October 10, 1812. Capt. John Greer Lieut. Carey Cooper Ensign, John Cook Sergt. John Wells Sergt. George Low Sergt. Smith Hadley Sergt. David Brown Drummer, Daniel Dial Fifer, Stephen Butler Privates Ackre, Adam Arnold, John Atberton, Francis Ayres, Ashel Baker, John Baughman, Jacob Blakeney, Francis Boyle, John Brown, Jeremiah Brown, Samuel Carnes, Abraham Chapman, Timothy Craig, Jonothan Davis, Alexander Dodd, Judathan Doty, Frazer Earleywine, Adam Garrison, John Green, John Guinn, John Harris, James Harris, Jesse Harrod, James Harrod, Lerue Hoglin, George Holt, Even Humphreys, John Johnston, Samuel Lepley, Joseph Lewis, Samuel Martin, James McBride, Robert McBride, Thomas McKee, Alexander Nall, Henry Pinkley, John Pool, John Pumphrey, Joshua Sapp, William Shafer, Benjamin Shop, Benjamin Smith, George Smith, William Spurgeon, George Strange, James Swore, Jesse Tallmage, Joseph Tawnyhill, Charles Thompson, Andrew Truax, William Vanosdoll, Charles Welker, Jacob Young, Aaron Young, John Jr. Zimmerman, John Zinn,...

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Roll Of Capt. Jacob Young’s Company

(From Knox and Richland Counties.) Served from August 26, until October 31, 1812. Capt. Jacob Young Lieut. George Sapp Lieut. Insly Johnston Ensign, John Parcel Ensign, Amos H. Royer Ensign, Daniel Ayres Sergt. Ziba Jackson Sergt. Jesse Inlow Sergt. Andrew Kirkpatric Sergt. Peter Wolf Sergt. John Logan Sergt. Joseph Denman Sergt. Henry George Corp. William Evans Corp. William Tucker Corp. James Johnston Corp. Peter Johnston Corp. Daniel Conger Corp. Noah Young Drummer, John Halderman Fifer, Mathew Merrit Privates Arbuckle, Samuel Aust1n, James Austin, David Bal’ Hiram Barcus, James Beers, Jabez Brown, Benjamin Brown, John, Jr. Bryan, Ellab Bue, Samuel Conger, Thomas Cremer, John Dalrymple, Israel Davis, Azaniah, Jr. Davis, David Day, Josiah D Denman, Uriah Dickson, Miron Drake, William Fitting, Castar George, Richard Harris, Elijah Herrod, John Herrod, William Holt, James Huffmire, William Inlow, Isaac Irwin, James Johnston, Samuel Kimbel, Daniel Knight, William Lepley, George Lewis, Samuel Lindley, John P. Lyon, Absalom Lyon, Benjamin McCreary, James Melick, David Mirick, Higgins Mitchell, Nathaniel Morrison, John Nuffmore, Wilson Ogden, James Ostin, James Peoples, David Pierce, George Robinson, William Rush, Peter Sams, Andrew Shaw, David Shur, Jacob Slater, John Spurgeon, James Strong, Truman Talmage, Joseph Thomas, William Walker, Alexander Walker, John Welker, Solomon Williams, Thomas Woodruff,...

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Roll Of Capt. William Douglas’ Company

(Probably from Knox and Richland Counties) Served from August 26, until October 10, 1812, and from May 4, until May 19, 1813. Capt. William Douglas Lieut. John Wheeler Lieut. Daniel Ayres Lieut. Samuel Everett Sergt. Daniel Cooper Sergt. John C. Gilkison Sergt. Joseph Berry Sergt. Henry Markley Sergt. Cyrus Langworthy Sergt. William McCartney Sergt. Abel Cook Corp. Thomas Axtell Corp. Edward Wheeler Corp. Levi Sutton Privates Adams, James Ashley, Abel Baptist, John Barney, Charles Bartlett, David Bevans, William Burns, Jabez Casper, William Chambers, William Coe, Luther Cooper, Elias Cooper, Jacob Corwin, Benjamin Dowds, William Downs, William Durbin, Scott Durphy, Freeman Fishback, Richard Forsythe, James Giberson, Joseph Gilkison James M Hall, William Irvin, James Jackson, John Johnston, Levi Kimble, Daniel Layland, John Loveridge, James Macaber, John May, Chison Mazers, John Mazers, Nathan Mazers, Peter Ogle, Enoch Peoples, David Peoples, Robert Ridal, John Rodgers, Joseph Sawyer, John Shurr, William Smith, James Spry, Perry Strong, Harley Yeoman,...

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Roll Of Lieut. Ichabod Nye’s Company

(Probably from Knox County). Served from October 27, until December 27, 1812, and from May 4, until May 19, 1813. Lieut. Ichabod, Nye, Sr. Privates Barrell, Joseph Hinthorn, John, Jr. Hinthorn, John, Sr. Jackson, Zeba Laylin, Charles McCartney, William McGoing, Charles Miller, Andrew Pierce, Lewis Pool, John Tegardson,...

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Roll Of Capt. Joseph Walker’s Company

(Probably from Knox Co.) Served from August 8, 1812, until June 10, 1813.\ Capt. Joseph Walker Lieut. Richard M. Brown Sergt. John Elliott Sergt. John Beving Sergt. Archibald Crafford or Crawford Sergt. Peter Kile Sergt. Barney John Corp. Samuel Evlrt Corp. George Dickinson Corp. Joliah Trimly Corp. Lewis Grinstaff Drummer, Henry Clemens Fifer, Rowley Clark Privates Barton, Michael Davidson Robert Davy, Michael Elwell, David Emmet, Abraham Enos, Alexander Haun, Emmanuel Kile, Jacob Kile, Nicholas King. Joseph Linn, Adam McConnell, John Mifford, John Munsen, Alexander Newel, Reverent Rogers, Isaac Ryan, John Simpkins, Benjamin Smith, John Sprague, Perez Stewart, Benjamin Strong, Harley Sunderland, John Swigart, David Walker, Alexander Walker, Phillip Wallace, William Welker, Andrew Welker, Paul Welker, Powell Wolf, Jacob Wood, James Yoman,...

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Biography of Jefferson Dunham

Jefferson Dunham. Twice under democratic administrations the postoffice at Little River had been administered by members of the Dunham family, father and son, and the present incumbent is Jefferson Dunham, whose first name indicates a warm admiration and long allegiance with democracy. The Dunhams were pioneers of Rice County and have been identified with Little River almost from the beginning of things there. The family is of Irish ancestry, having emigrated to New Jersey in colonial times. The grandfather of Jefferson Dunham was Hiram Dunham, who was born in New Jersey in 1775 and married Hannah Blake, a native of the same state. Early in life they went to Knox County, Ohio, where Hiram was a pioneer farmer and where he died in 1872. His wife died in the same county at the advanced age of ninety-six. Jefferson Dunham was born in Knox County, Ohio, February 17, 1862. His father, William E. Dunham, was born in the same county of Ohio in 1830, grew up and married there, and identified himself with the agricultural industry. He was a captain in the Home Guards but was not called into active service during the Civil war. For two years he served as county treasurer of Knox County. In the winter of 1886 William E. Dunham came to Little River, Kansas, and was one of the pioneer business men, conducting a meat...

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Biography of Joshua Ricketts

Joshua Ricketts, dealer in grain and produce, groceries, glassware, queens-ware, etc., Ashmore; was born in Muskingum Co., Ohio, March 13, 1821. He is a son of Joshua and Sarah (Taylor) Ricketts. He remained at home until he was 13 years old, when he went to Knox County, Ohio, and engaged in study with a view to preparing for the ministry, but meeting with a change in his religious belief he abandoned the idea and engaged in farming, afterward learning the trade of a marble cutter. At the age of 23 he went to Coshocton, Ohio, and followed farming for a while, afterward removing to Terre Haute, Ind., where he engaged in the marble business. In 1849, he came to Illinois, remained one year in Clark County, and removed thence to Charleston, Coles County, in 1850. There he carried on the marble business till 1861, when he enlisted as a private in J. W. Bissell’s Engineer Regiment of the West; was promoted to Second and afterward to First Lieutenant. He served in this regiment twenty months; when Gen. Morgan made his raid into Indiana Mr. Ricketts again enlisted in the 109th Ind. Vols. and was commissioned by Gov. Morton, Adjutant of the regiment. After a brief service of eight days the regiment was mustered out, the occasion for their enlistment having ceased. On the call for 100-day men, in 1864,...

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