Location: Lorain County OH

Biographical Sketch of John Walter Tyler

Tyler, John Walter; lawyer; born, South Newburg, O., May 4, 1841; son of Cutler and Sarah Fisher Tyler; educated, common and High schools; A. B., Oberlin College, 1867, and A. M., 1870; graduated from the Union Law School, Cleveland; admitted to the bar at Wooster, O., in 1862; married, Castile, N. Y., Dee. 29, 1875, Mary E. Higgins; issue, two sons, Walter J. and Paul W. Tyler, three daughters, Mrs W. K. Hayes, Mrs. Charles J. Johnson, and Marie S. Tyler; member and clerk of Board of County School Examiners, Lake County, 1862-1868; law partnership in Painesville with Franklin Paine, 1862-1867, and in Cleveland for ten years with Amos...

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Biographical Sketch of Alfred Burns Smythe

Smythe, Alfred Burns; banking and real estate; born, Nevada, O., Aug. 4, 1874; son of Marcus and Mary Burns Smythe; educated, common schools and Oberlin Academy and Oberlin College, Oberlin, O.; married, Oil City, Pa., Nov. 13, 1902, Catherine Loomis; issue, two sons, mgr. Real Estate Dept. of The Cleveland Trust Co.; pres. The Land Security Co., The Loop Realty Co., The Seneca Security...

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Biographical Sketch of Wilson George Smith

Smith, Wilson George; composer, pianist; born, Elyria, Ohio, Aug. 19, 1855; son of George Troupe and Calista M. Smith; graduated Cleveland public schools; began musical education in Cincinnati, 1875, under Otto Singer; studied in Berlin, 1880-1882, under Kullak, Kiel, Scharwenka, Moszkowski and Oscar Ralf; married Mez Brett (artist and writer), of Ohio, April 16, 1883; since 1882, engaged as teacher of piano, voice and composition; also musical literateur, editor and critic, Cleveland Press, since 1902; held important official positions in Music Teachers’ National Ass’n; piano compositions (several hundred) include books of piano studies, transcriptions and editorial revisions of classic and modern works; also composer many popular...

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Biographical Sketch of Dembe M. Spicer, M. D.

Spicer, Dembe M., M. D.; physician and surgeon; born, La Grange, O., Dec. 8, 1877; son of Perry D. and Sarah R. French Spicer; educated, common schools and High School, La Grange, O.; graduated, 1896, Western Reserve University, Medical Dept.; 1889-1904, degree of M. D.; married, La Grange, O., Sept. 28, 1904, Josie W. Kelmer; one daughter, Ruth Spicer; district physician, appointed April, 1911, Ohio National Guard, 1899-1900; general practice of medicine from 1905 to the present time; examiner for John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co.; appointed in 1911; member Cleveland Academy of Medicine and Ohio State Medical Society, and American Medical Ass’n; member Phi Rho Sigma (Medical School Fraternity); Woodmen of the World, Fraternal Mystic Circle, Fraternal Order of Orioles; member Olivet Baptist...

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Biographical Sketch of Patrick Rodger Sweeney

Sweeney, Patrick Rodger; carpenter and builder; born, Ohio, May, 1852; son of Ferdinand and Mary Adams Sweeney; educated, High School, La Grange, O.; married, Grafton, O., August, 1883 Catherine Meskal; issue, four daughters; twice elected assessor, Carlisle Township, Lorain County, O., once township trustee, Newburg, O.; as building foreman, had full charge of construction and alterations on Hotel Euclid; first and second floors, Meyer & Marks Block, Standard Foundry additions and alterations, block for Continental Jewelry Co., three stores for the P. C. O’Brien Co.; business agt. Sweeney & Schully, two terms Carpenter Brotherhood; chairman Carpenter Committee to pass on present building code; adjusting five losses for Stafford Goss Co.; two terms trustee Grafton Church; member Catholic Mutual Benevolent Ass’n; is now taking charge of building mostly for themselves and old customers in...

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Biographical Sketch of La Zell Tanney

Tanney, La Zell; attorney; born, West View, O., Oct. 8, 1862; son of LaCortes and Abbie E. Brooks Tanney; educated, Baldwin University, Berea, O., Oberlin College, Oberlin, O., graduated in law from Valparaiso, Ind.; with degree of LL. B.; married, Decatur, Ind., June 6, 1888, Cora Tricker; issue, one son, Leigh T. Tanney born Aug. 6, 1891; Cora Tricker Tanney died June 17, 1892; married, Lake Helen, Fla., May 6, 1894, Violetta Giddings; issue, one daughter, Florence M. Tanney, born Dec. 10, 1901, and died June 15, 1911; Violetta Giddings Tanney died in July, 1906; began the practice of law in Cleveland June 19, 1888, in The Wick Block; that building was torn down in 1912, so removed to The American Trust Bldg., and became associated as partner with A. W. Barber, in October, 1906; member I. 0. 0. F., K. of P. Recreation: Baseball...

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Biographical Sketch of Frank S. Sheets

Sheets, Frank S.; flour, seed and grain business; born, Cleveland, Feb. 9, 1885; son of James M. and Hattie Bell Snow Sheets; educated, Cleveland Grammar and High School, 1914, Oberlin College, Oberlin, O.; director The Sheets Bros. Elevator Co.; stockholder in the following; The Columbia Savings & Loan Co., The Canfield Certified Milk Co., The South End Realty Co., The Cleveland Worsted Mills Co., The Sheets Bros. Elevator Co.; member Euclid Lodge, No. 599, F. A. M., McKinley Chapter, No. 181, Couer De Lion Commandery No. 64, Cleveland Council No. 36, Mystic Shrine, Al Koran Temple, Scottish Rite Masonry, 32nd degree; active member East End Baptist Church; member Athletic, and Century...

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Biographical Sketch of Lucius M. Sigler

Sigler, Lucius M.; jeweler; born, Trumbull County, O.; son of Gilbert and Lorinda Tyrell Sigler; educated, Oberlin College; married, Trumbull County, O., Alice L. Silliman; issue, one son, Gilbert L. Sigler; in February, 1874, began business in Cleveland, forming a partnership with Chas. E. Sumner in the wholesale jewelry business; in May, 1875, bought Mr. Summer’s interest, and continued the business under the name of L. M. Sigler, until January, 1878, when Urial R. Sigler, a brother, came into the business, and the firm name was changed to Sigler Bros., which business was incorporated in 1895, as The Sigler Bros. Co.; pres. the Sigler Bros. Co.; member Cleveland City Lodge, F. & A. M.; Cleveland Chapter, Holyrood Commandery, Scottish Rite, Al Koran Temple; member Colonial, and Athletic...

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Biographical Sketch of George Bennett Siddall

Siddall, George Bennett; attorney-at-law; born, Oberlin, O., Dec. 13, 1866; son of Dr. James F. and Orinda Candee Siddall; educated, Oberlin public schools, Oberlin College, from whence he graduated with degree of A. B., 1891, Western Reserve Law School; married, Calumet, Mich., Aug. 17, 1892, Nettie M. Danielson; admitted to the bar, March 13, 1896; became member of firm of Henderson, Quail & Siddall (J. M. Henderson, F. A. Quail and G. B. Siddall), Jan. 1, 1904; sec’y and gen. counsel The Peerless Motor Car Co.; pres. The Peerless Motor Car Co. of Illinois and Philadelphia; director Dean Realty Co. of N. Y.; director and sec’y The Conewango Refining Co., Warren, Pa.; pres. The Tiona Refining Co., Indianapolis; director The Ohio Quarries Co. and The Ohio Cut Stone Co.; vice pres. and director The Lorain & Southern R. R. Co.; member Ohio Bar Ass’n, and Cleveland Bar Ass’n; member Union, University, Mayfield-Country Clubs of Cleveland, and the University Club of...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles Shadrack Reed

Reed, Charles Shadrack; lawyer; born, North Fairfield, O., Sept. 17, 1862; son of David H. and Caroline Long Reed; attended school at Oberlin College, and Delaware; Law Course at University of Michigan; married, Fredonia, Kas., Nov. 16, 1887, Nellie B. Baughman; issue, three sons and two daughters; prosecuting attorney of Wilson County, Kas., three terms; judge of the Court of Common Pleas, 1st Sub-division of 4th Judicial District of Ohio, from September 1899, to September, 1911; elected three times; served twice under appointment of Gov. Bushnell; from law school went West to Fredonia, Kas., practiced law there until 1897; moved to Sandusky, 0., April, 1897; practiced law until September, 1899, when appointed Common Pleas Judge by Gov. Bushnell, elected three times, term would have expired Feb. 9, 1913; resigned, came to Cleveland, formed partnership with J. G. Russel and G. H. Eichelberger, under firm name of Reed, Russell & Eichelberger; Mr. Russell retired a year ago; the firm is now Reed & Eichelberger; member Colonial, and Athletic...

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Biographical Sketch of John Danforth Nutting

Nutting, John Danforth; clergyman; born at Randolph, Vt., March 8, 1854; son of Rufus and Sarah H. Nutting; A. B., Wheaton (III.) College, 1878, A. M., 1881; graduate, Oberlin Theological Seminary, 1885; married, Nannie Keith Miller, of Oberlin (class 1883), June 23, 1885 (died, 1886); 2d, Lillis R. Morley, of Mentor, O., (Ohio, 1887), Jan. 1, 1890; ordained ministry in. Congregational Church, 1885; pastor, Wauseon, O., 1885-1888; Newport, Ky., 1888-1890; St. Louis, 1890-1892; Salt Lake City, 1892-1898; sec’y Utah Gospel Mission for special work in behalf of the Mormon people and against the Mormon system, since 1898; writer and lecturer on Mormonism and kindred...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles H. Olds

Olds, Charles H.; lawyer; born, Jefferson, O., Nov. 4, 1865; son of Rev. Abner D. and Adeliza Hawley Olds; educated, Oberlin College, Classical Course, 1890, degree of A. B.; married, Elgin, Ill., June 29, 1893, Eugenia Kincaid; one daughter, Florence E. Olds; was first asst. prosecuting atty. of Cuyahoga county from January 1909 to 1913; member Council of Glenville (now a part of Cleveland). 1897-1899; admitted to practice law in 1892; incorporated and represent many large companies; member Masonic, and Knights of Pythias Orders; member Tippecanoe and Western Reserve Clubs; also Colonial Club, being sec’y and director of the latter. Recreations: Camping, Fishing and Hunting in Distant...

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Biographical Sketch of Eugene L. Patchin

Patchin, Eugene L.; dentist; born, North Newbury, 0., Feb. 13, 1860; son of Capt. Levi and Eliza Hayes Patchin, Jr.; common school education; married, Rock Creek, O., 1881, Ella M. Slabaugh; issue, Mable E., born July 8, 1883, and Erie M., born June 2, 1889; studied dentistry, and received the right to practice in 1881; practiced in Lorain, Huron and Richland counties and Cuyahoga county; has been in Cleveland, twenty-seven years; his son is now associated with him; served four years in Cleveland Cadets; honorably discharged in 1889; member Lookout Camp, Sons of Veterans; one of the vice-commanders and officiate as delegate-at-large; member Cleveland Dental Society, and Northern Ohio and Ohio State Dental Societies; member National Union (Cleveland Council); member and officer in Plymouth Church, and Men’s Club; member Cleveland Quoit...

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Biographical Sketch of Stephen Lawrence Pierce

Pierce, Stephen Lawrence; manufacturer shoes; born, Birmingham, O., Nov. 4, 1855; son of Bennett and Clarry Pierce; educated, Oberlin College; married, Cleveland, May 10, 1882, Kittie J. Hawkint, many years with the old firm of Childs, Groff & Co., shoe jobbers; in 1884, started to manufacture shoes and has continued in same line until the present time; has a large trade in most of the states of the Union; head of S. L. Pierce & Co.; director First National Bank, Guardian Savings & Trust Co., Clifton Land & Improvement Co.; member Chamber of Commerce; served one year as treas. of the Chamber; member Union, Clifton, and Athletic Clubs; member Gatling Gun...

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Biographical Sketch of George M. Pinkett

Pinkett, George M.; mgr. Cleveland Branch, Armour & Co.; born, Elyria, O., Sept. 6, 1857; son of Samuel and Maria Pinkett; left school at the age of 14, and went to work; married, Cleveland, Jan. 1, 1883, Miss M. Caloo; issue, two sons, George and Joseph; with Jas. Gibbon & Co., meat and provision dealers, from 1874 until 1891, sec’y and mgr. of the Company; in 1903, Mr. Armour bought their wholesale dept.; became mgr. of Cleveland Branch; also opened branch houses in Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Sandusky, Findlay, and Lorain, 0.; director the Gibbon & Pinkett Co.; member Elks, and Eagles;...

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