Location: Lorain County OH

Biographical Sketch of Samuel Cooper Blake

Blake, Samuel Cooper; attorney-at-law; born, Euclid, O., Dec. 29, 1855; son of John M. and Harriet L. Cooper Blake; educated, public schools, Shaw Academy, preparatory dept. Oberlin College, and private school, law dept. University of Michigan, LL. B.; married, Euclid, O., June, 1889, Mary A. Camp; two children, Anna H. and Allan B. Blake; clerk of Euclid School Board for two terms, and township clerk two terms; taught in the Euclid schools for two years, admitted to the Ohio Bar, at Columbus, in 1883; practised in Cleveland since admission to the Bar; director and member financial committee, The Garfield Savings & Trust Co.; member Masonic bodies, including Oriental Commandery, Knights...

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Biographical Sketch of Stephen E. Brooks

Brooks, Stephen E.; pres. The Brooks Co., mfg. stationers and printers; born, Elyria, O., Dec. 13, 1850; son of Henry J. and Abagail Hart Brooks; grandfather, Samuel Brooks, one of Lorain County’s early settlers, driving ox team from Connecticut; family moved to Cleveland in 1861; public school education; 1871, founded present house of the Brooks Co., which was incorporated in 1878, with himself as president, the position he still holds; pres. of the Forest City Savings & Trust Co., of which he was an incorporator; director Peoples’ Savings Bank Co.; director W. S. Gilkey Printing Co.; stockholder of many banks and industrial incorporations; member Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Industry, Mayfield Club; married, Cleveland, June, 1874, Mary E. Coffinberry, the daughter of Judge J. M. Coffinberry; issue, two sons, James C. and Charles...

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Biographical Sketch of George A. Bingham

Bingham, George A.; real estate and insurance; born, Eaton, Lorain County, O., Nov. 24, 1872; educated, district and Elyria public schools, and Cleveland Spencerian Business College; came to Cleveland in 1888, as a clerk in Fries & Schuele Dry Goods Store; in 1890, started in the grocery and meat business for himself; engaged in that business for 20 years; manufacturer and inventor of “The Tru-Kut Cutter,” for lard and butter; in 1904, became identified in the real estate business with his father, under the firm name of A. L. Bingham & Son, located in The Arcade; since the death of his father, in 1911, he has continued in the same business making a specialty of selling grocery stores; he is a Progressive in...

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas Ernest Borton

Borton, Thomas Ernest; broker; born, Plymouth, Ind., Dec. 14, 1868; son of Dr. Amos 0. and Mary Cooper Borton; educated, high school; graduated in 1887; went to Wabash College, graduating in 1893; married, Elyria, O., Miss Elizabeth Lewis; issue, three children, Marion Frances, Jean Lewis and Robert Ernest; entered the employ of the American Steel & Wire Co.; worked for Dime Savings and Trust Co.; then became sec’y of the Reserve Trust Co.; then sec’y and treas. of the Prudential Trust Co.; resigned and went to California; after two years there returned to Cleveland as asst. cashier of the Cleveland National Bank; after two years joined his brother, Fred S. Borton, in the formation of the firm of Borton & Borton, brokers; treas. Shaker Heights Improvement Co.; member Chamber of Commerce, Union, Hermit, and Euclid Clubs; member Windemere Presbyterian...

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Biographical Sketch of Dudley Peter Allen

Allen, Dudley Peter; surgeon; born, Kinsman, O., Mar. 25, 1852; son of Dudley and Janette (Frame) Allen; A. B., Oberlin, 1875, A. M., 1883; M. D., Harvard, 1880; (LL. D., Oberlin, 1908); married, Elizabeth S. Severance of Cleveland, Aug. 4, 1892; prof. principles and practice of surgery from 1893; now ’emeritus prof. surgery, Western Reserve U.; trustee Oberlin Coll., 1898-; Mem. Am. Surg. Ass’n (pres. 1906-7); Ohio State Med. Soc. (ex-pres.),...

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Biographical Sketch of Horatio Clark Ford

Ford, Horatio Clark; lawyer, banker; born, Cleveland, O., Aug. 25, 1853; son of Horatio Cyrus and Martha Cozad Ford; Oberlin College, 1870-1872; B. S., University of Michigan, 1875; married, Ida M. Throp, of Cleveland, Oct. 17, 1877; in law practice, Cleveland, since 1878; senior member Ford, Snyder & Tilden; also pres. Garfield Savings Bank since 1892; pres. Williamson Co.; director Cleveland Trust Co. Wheeling Traction Co., Cleveland & Eastern Traction Co.; member City Council, 1879-1885 (part of the time vice pres.), trustee Oberlin College; vice pres. Congregational Building Society; director Congregational Board Ministerial Relief; member Zeta Psi, Union...

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Biographical Sketch of Theodore Elijah Burton

Burton, Theodore Elijah; U. S. senator to March 3, 1915; born, Jefferson, O., Dee. 20, 1851; son of Rev. William and Elizabeth ‘(Grant) Burton; A. B., Oberlin College, 1872, A. M. 1875; (LL. D., Oberlin, 1900, Dartmouth, 1907, Ohio University, 1907); unmarried; admitted to bar, 1875, and since in practice at Cleveland; member 51st (1889-1891), and 54th to 61st (1895-1911) congresses; 21st Ohio Dist.; resigned from 61st Congress, March 4, 1909; U. S. senator, 1909-1915; chairman Inland Waterways Commission, 1906-1908; chairman National Waterways Commission; member National Monetary Commission; Republican nominee for mayor, Cleveland, 1907; delegate Republican National convention, 1904, 1908 (placed William Howard Taft in nomination for the Presidency, Chicago, 1908); pres. Grant Family Ass’n of the U. S. Clubs: Union, Rowfant (Cleveland), Metropolitan (Washington). Author: Financial Crisis and Periods of Industrial and Commercial Depression, 1902; Life of John Sherman, 1906; Corporations and The State, 1911; pres. American Peace Society,...

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Biographical Sketch of John G. W. Cowles

Cowles, John G. W.; financier; born, Oberlin, O., March 14, 1836; son of Rev. Henry and Alice Welch Cowles; educated in public and preparatory schools of Oberlin; entered Oberlin College, graduating in 1856; studied for the ministry, earning money for education by teaching; graduated from the Oberlin Theological Seminary in 1859; married, in 1859, to Lois M. Church, of Vertmontville, Mich.; issue, two daughters, living, and two sons, deceased; second marriage, to Miss Beatrice Walker, of Brantford, Conn.; issue, one daughter, Jeanette, born in 1905; preached in the Congregational Church of Bellevue from 1859 to 1861; joined the army then; elected Chaplain of 55th O. V. I.; in the fall of 1862; resigned as Chaplain, and became the pastor of the First Congregational Church, Mansfield, in 1865; went to the church in Saginaw, Mich.; after six years, and on account of ill health, gave up the ministry and came to Cleveland, and for 3 years was editorial writer for the Leader; gradually drifted into the real estate field and had a prominent part in the large real estate deals of the city; mgr. of the real estate interests of John D. Rockefeller and Charles F. Brush, for eight years; served as pres. Cleveland Trust Co.; pres. Cleveland Chamber of Commerce (1896); pres. Park Board Commission (1900); trustee Oberlin College since 1874; LL. D., 1898; member Ohio Commandery of the...

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Biographical Sketch of William Thomas Corlett

Corlett, William Thomas; physician; born Orange, O., April 15, 1854; son of William and Ann Avery Corlett; educated, Oberlin College, 1870-1873; M. D., Wooster University, 1877; student and asst. London Hospital, 1879-1881; Hospital St. Louis, Paris, winter 1881; diploma Royal College Physicians, London 1881; later studied in Vienna, Berlin and Breslau; married at Rheinpfalz, Germany, Amanda Marie Leisy, of Cleveland; June 26, 1895; prof. diseases of the skin and genito-urinary diseases, Wooster University, 1883-1885; prof. dermatology and syphilograph, Western Reserve University, since 1885; fellow Royal Society Medicine (Great Britain); member 11th International Medical Congress, Rome, 1894; American Public Health Ass’n, Mexico City, 1893; International Congress Dermatology, London, 1896; Member American Dermatology Ass’n (pres., 1905); A. M. A., Cleveland Academy Medicine, etc. Clubs: Union, Country. Author: Treatise on the Acute Infectious Exanthemata, 1901; The American Tropics, 1908. Wrote: The Scaly Diseases of the Skin (Vol. III, Morrow’s System of Dermatology, etc.), 1894; The Vegetable Parasitic Diseases of the Skin (in Bangs and Hardaway’s American Text-Book of Genito-Urinary Diseases, etc.), 1898; Purpura, Pompholyx and, Pellagra, in Reference Handbook of the Medical Sciences, 1903; also articles on diseases of the skin in leading American and foreign...

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Biographical Sketch of Frank B. Carpenter

Carpenter, Frank B.; atty. and general counsel The N. Y., C.& St. L. R. R. Co.; born, Oberlin, O., July 17, 1866; son of John D. and Charity G. Lester Carpenter; educated, Oberlin College, A. B., 1888, and Columbia Law School; married, Morrison, Ill., June 3, 1890, Edna Woods; one daughter, Florence, and two sons, John and Edward; 1901 to 1912, assistant general counsel for The N. Y., C. & St. L. Ry. Co.; in 1912, appointed general counsel for the same road; administrator and trustee of the estate of W. J. Gordon, since 1903, succeeding Hon. Samuel E. Williamson, at the time of the latter’s death; general counsel N. Y. C. & St. L. R. R. Co.; pres. The W. J. Gordon Realty Co.; director The Edgewater Land Co., and The Goshen Coal Co.; member auxiliary board, The Guardian Savings and Trust Cc.; member Ohio Bar Assn, Union and Mayfield...

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Biographical Sketch of Albert Finney Donaldson

Donaldson, Albert Finney; real estate dealer; born, Charlestown, O., Aug. 17, 1889; son of Levi Judson and Margaret Frew Donaldson; early education in the district schools of Florida and Georgia, later attending Oberlin College at Oberlin, O., took gold medal as 1st prize for original oration in Oberlin, 1910; spent about two years traveling for Frontier Press Co. of Buffalo, N. Y., doing general agency work; went to the Northwest, and engaged in the real estate business in Vancouver, B. C.; returned to Cleveland, and established the firm of Heintz & Donaldson, specializing in the sale of East End property; dissolved that partnership in May, 1913; now doing successful business under name of A. F. Donaldson, at east 105th St.; member Cleveland Real Estate...

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Biographical Sketch of Irving L. Daniels

Daniels, Irving L.; civil engineer; born, Oberlin, O., June 26, 1877; son of Theodore F. and Julia H. Lewis Daniels; educated public and high school, Lorain, O., Berea College, Berea, Ky., and Oberlin College, Oberlin, O.; married, Cleveland, O., Della E. Holmden; two sons, 9 and 3 years of age; member Sons of Veterans, Lookout Camp, No. 466, and Cleveland Commandery, Uniform Rank Sons of Veterans; member the Old Stone Church (1st Presbyterian); member the Cleveland Chamber of Industry; for five years in Engineering Dept., L. S. & M. S. R. R., in the Toledo Division; on county work for a year; in charge of paving and surveys under B. Lea and Frank Lander, both former county engineers; one year with The Osborn Engineering Co.; was resident engineer in charge of erection for the new grandstand for the “Giants” at the Polo grounds, New York, connected with the National Engineering Co. asst. vice pres. for past year; advisor Billings Polytechnic Institute, Billings, Mont.; member Archwood Mens’ League, The Cleveland Powder Club, Lakewood Boat Club, Tippecanoe and M. A. Hanna Clubs. Recreations. Yachting and Water Sports; owner of two fine residence properties in Cleveland and has just purchased a new home in...

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Biographical Sketch of Albert Henry Fiebach

Fiebach, Albert Henry; lawyer; born, Brownhelm, Lorain County, O., Aug. 28. 1876: son of Peter and Sarah Leuszler Fiebach; educated, district schools, Oberlin Academy and Oberlin College; studied two years in the University of Michigan; returned to Oberlin for senior year, graduating in 1899; received degree of A. B.; received LL. B. degree from Harvard in 1902; married, Shenandoah, Ia., Nov. 30, 1905, Miss Louise June Bogart; admitted to the bar in December of 1902; since that time engaged in general law practice in Cleveland; member Chamber of Commerce; member of the benevolence committee of the Chamber; member executive committee of Legal Aid Society. and of the legal committee of the Associated...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles Harris

Harris, Charles; university prof.; born Albion, Ill., Nov. 19, 1859; son of George and Catherine Smith Harris; A. B., Indiana University, 1879; Ph. D., University of Leipzig. 1883; married. Mary McCalla, of Bloomington, Ind., Dec. 24, 1884; teacher in academy, Vincennes, Ind., 1883-1886; prof. French and German, Southern Illinois State Normal School, 1886-1888; prof. German, Oberlin College, 1888-1893, Western Reserve University, since 1893; member Modern Language Assn, America. Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Psi; Episcopalian. Author: German Composition, 1890; German Lessons, 1892; German Reader, 1895. Editor: Wichert’s An der Majorsecke, 1895; Goethe’s Poems, 1899; Lessing’s Hamburgische Dramaturgie (abridged edit.), 1901. Contributor to...

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Biographical Sketch of Alexander Hadden

Hadden, Alexander; lawyer and jurist; born, Wheeling, W. Va., July 2, 1850; son of Alexander and Mary Welch Hadden; graduate of Oberlin College, A. B., class of ’73; married Frances Mary Hawthorne, July 17, 1883, Coshocton, O.; two children, Alice and John A.; assistant prosecuting attorney, 1882-1885; prosecuting attorney 1885-1901; probate judge since 1905; member of law firm of Goulder & Hadden, 1880-1882; Hadden & Parks, 1891-1902; Hadden, Parks & Griswold, 1902-1903; Wilcox, Collister, Hadden & Parks, 1903-1904; Collister, Hadden & Griswold, 1904-1905; professor of criminal law, Western Reserve University, since 1894; trustee, Cleveland Humane Society; member University Club, Chamber of Commerce, I. O. 0....

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