Location: Louisville Kentucky

Biographical Sketch of W. W. Daviess

Daviess, W. W.; real estate broker; born, Louisville, Ky., March 1, 1870; son of Wallace Buchanan and Kate Applegate Daviess; educated, Louisville public schools; married, Louisville, Ky., Sept. 6, 1892, Grace Darling Bruner; two daughters; promoted the town of Conway, Ark., in 1908, selling 1,372 lots in 3 days; sold over $4,000,000 worth of real estate in Cleveland and vicinity in 1912; trustee St. Luke’s Hospital; member Chamber of Commerce, and Athletic Club; Joseph Hamilton Daviess statesman and a great uncle, has a county in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky named for him; the name ceases at his death, as he is the only male survivor of an old Southern...

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Biographical Sketch of William Nicholas Hailmann

Hailmann, William Nicholas; educator; born, Glaris, Switzerland, Oct. 20, 1836; son of William Alexander and Babette Hailmann; educated, Gymnasium, Zurich, and with tutor; studied in Medical College, Louisville, Ky., 1855-1856; (hon. A. M. University of Louisville, 1864; Ph. D., Ohio University, 1885); married Eudora Lucas, of Louisville, Dec. 24, 1857 (died 1904); 2d Helena Kuhn, of Detroit, Dec. 25, 1907; teacher of natural sciences, Louisville High Schools, 1856-1865; director German and English Academy, Louisville, 1865-1973; director German and English Academy, Milwaukee, 1873-1878; director German-American Seminary, Detroit, 1878-1883; supt. public schools, La Porte, Ind., 1883-1894; nat. supt. of Indian schools, 1894-8; supt. of instruction, Dayton, O., 1898; head dept. psychology, Chicago Normal School, 1904-1908; prof. history of education, Cleveland Normal Training School since Sept. 7, 1909. Author: Outlines of a System of Object Teaching, 1866; History of Pedagogy, 1870; Kindergarten Culture, 1872; Letters to a Mother, 1876; Early Education, 1878; Primary Helps, 1884; Primary Methods, 1887; Application of Psychology to Teaching, 1887; Froebel’s Education of Man, 1890; Constructive Form-Work, 1901; The English Language, 1902; The Laurel Primer, 1903; etc. Editor: Erzichungsblatter, 1870-1883; Kindergarten Messenger and New Education,...

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Biography of Raymond C. Clapp, M. D.

Raymond C. Clapp, M. D. A young man who availed himself of the best of modern facilities and scientific advantages in preparing himself for his exacting profession, Doctor Clapp has won assured status as one of the representative physicians and surgeons engaged in practice in the City of Wichita, where his success has been on a parity with his unqualified personal popularity. Doctor Clapp was born at Lebanon, Virginia, on the 26th of September, 1880, and in the schools of his native place he continued his studies until his graduation in the high school. He then had the privilege of entering the historic old University of Virginia, at Charlottesville, in which institution he was graduated in 1903, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. In preparation for his chosen profession he was next matriculated in the medical department of the University of Louisville, and in this excellent institution of the Kentucky metropolis he was graduated as a member of the class of 1907 and with the well earned degree of Doctor of Medicine. In initiating the active work of his profession Doctor Clapp came to Kansas and established himself in practice at Coldwater, the judicial center of Comanche County, where he remained about one year. He then found a broader field of professional endeavor by removing, in 1909, to the City of Wichita, where he has since remained and...

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Biography of John Norval Sherman, M. D.

John Norval Sherman, M. D. Although one of the younger physicians of Neosho County, Dr. John Norval Sherman, of Thayer, has gained the confidence and support of the public by reason of his thorough training for his profession and his fidelity to the ethics of the medical fraternity. He came to his present field of activity in 1916, with five years of experience behind him, and has already built up what promises to be a lucrative and representative practice. Doctor Sherman was born July 11, 1884, at Lafayette, Madison County, Ohio, and belongs to a family which originally came to America from England and settled in New York before the War of the Revolution. His grandfather was William Sherman, who was born in 1825, in the Empire State, from when he went to Kentucky, then to Scioto County, Ohio, and later to Madison County, Ohio, his death occurring in 1885, at Irvin Station, Ohio. He was a pioneer cattle man of the Buckeye State and a good and loyal citizen who served the Union as a soldier during the Civil war. A. W. Sherman, the father of Dr. J. N. Sherman, was born January 10, 1850, at Columbus, Ohio, and was reared in Scioto County, that state. As a young man he went to Madison County, where he was married and engaged in farming until 1888, when he removed...

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Biography of Silas R. Dague

Silas R. Dague. As president of the Dague Business College, in the City of Wichita, Mr. Dague has been the potent force in the development and upbuilding of one of the admirable and influential educational institutions of the Sunflower State, and the college of which he is the executive head is maintained at the highest modern standard, with the best of material facilities and with a corps of instructors who are notable for distinct efficiency in the work of the respective departments to which they are assigned. Mr. Dague was born in Will County, Illinois, on the 17th of February, 1884, but he has maintained his home in Kansas since early childhood, his parents having removed to this state in 1891, when they established their residence at Wilson, Ellsworth County. In the public schools at Wilson Silas R. Dague continued his studies until he had been graduated in the high school, and for two years thereafter, 1903-04, he was a student in Baker University, at Baldwin, this state. For several years thereafter he taught private schools in various cities in the Middle West, and he then, in consonance with his ambitious purpose, entered the Louisville Business College, in the metropolis of the State of Kentucky, where he completed a thorough course in bookkeeping and higher accounting. Thus effectively fortified, Mr. Dague then established his residence at Wichita, in 1914,...

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Biography of J. Rufus Miller

Among the progressive agriculturists of Washington county whose intelligently directed efforts have resulted in the attainment of a substantial degree of success is numbered J. Rufus Miller, who is the owner of a valuable farm situated seven and a half miles northeast of Dewey. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, December 1, 1873, and is a son of W. T. and Fannie Miller, also of the Blue Grass state who took up their residence in Indian Territory in 1878. For several years the father devoted his attention to farming in the vicinity of Tahlequah and is now residing in the town, of which he has been street commissioner for the past eighteen years, his long retention in that office indicating the value of his services and his integrity as a public official. He has reached the age of seventy-two, while his wife is sixty-eight years of age. J. Rufus Miller is a self-educated man and has always been connected with farming and stock raising interests. He formerly owned a tract of three hundred and twenty acres near Dewey and on disposing of that property purchased his present place of one hundred and sixty acres on Coon and Cedar creeks, in addition to which he leases and cultivates two hundred acres. He has a fine country home, situated in the midst of a beautiful grove of oak and elm trees,...

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Biography of William Henry Craddock

William Henry Craddock. As the greatest calamity ever suffered by Kansas City, Kansas, was probably the flood of 1903, that year will always be memorable in the city’s history. Another event associated with that year was the death of William Henry Craddock, who had just completed a service of two years in the office of mayor. Mr. Craddock was stricken on March 2, 1903, and his death occurred on the 4th of the same month at the Savoy Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. He was mourned by the entire city, and never any similar occasion in the city had brought out such a tremendous concourse of citizens of all classes to pay respect to one who was taken away from the midst of a valuable service and position of influence. He was a man of rare ability, was a splendid type of business man, and had a bigness of heart and soul commensurate with his material activities. His birth occurred on a farm near Louisville, Kentucky, December 25, 1851. His parents were William W. and Edna (Smith) McGaryhill Craddock. Edna Smith McGaryhill was the granddaughter of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and a leading figure in the revolutionary period of American history. Mr. Craddock’s father and grandfather bore the name William W., both were successful lawyers, and they also rendered distinguished service on the bench....

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Biography of Robert N. McMillen, M. D.

Robert N. McMillen, M. D. Doctor McMillen began the practice of medicine in Kansas thirty-five years ago, and was among the first physicians in Pratt County. Much of his early practice was among the pioneer homes of that section. For seventeen years his home and offices have been at Iola, and he still carries the burden of a heavy practice at that city. Doctor McMillen represents Scotch ancestry, who came to America many years ago and were pioneers in the State of Kentucky. His grandfather Robert McMillen was a native of Kentucky, was a farmer there, and met his death as a result of accident. Isaac McMillen, the father of Doctor McMillen, was born near Lexington, Kentucky, in 1826. He grew up in that state, and was early attracted into a profession which engaged the services of many men in the early half of the last century just as railroading does today. He became a steamboat captain, piloting boats up and down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers from St. Louis to New Orleans and also from Pittsburg to St. Louis. For a number of years he had his home at Bellaire, Ohio, in Belmont County. He married there, and his death occurred at Bellaire March 23, 1857. The cause of his death was smallpox. In politics he was a democrat. Captain McMillen married Margaret J. Davis, who was born...

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Biography of Walter J. Pack

Walter J. Pack, a prominent figure in business circles in Muskogee, has also been a valuable contributing factor in the educational development of Oklahoma and has left the impress of his ability upon the lives of those who have come under his instruction. He represents a family whose members have largely consecrated their lives. to the spread of the gospel and who have proven most able workers in this great field of usefulness. It was in the capacity of preacher and teacher that Walter J. Pack became a resident of Tahlequah, being appointed head of the Baptist Mission Academy and pastor of the Baptist Church. Since that time his labors have constituted an effective force in promoting material, intellectual and moral progress in the state. The Pack family of which he is a representative was established in America while this country was still numbered among the colonial possessions of Great Britain. His great-grandfather, Samuel Pack, was a planter and slaveholder in Virginia, in which state he died. He had aided in protecting the settlers against the Indians and has contributed to the pioneer development and early progress of the state. He had two children, one of whom, Loami, also devoted his life to the occupation of farming and served his country as a soldier in the Mexican war. He married Polly Lively and they became the parents of ten...

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Biography of Ira B. Oldham, M. D.

Dr. Ira B. Oldham, who for eighteen years has engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery in Muskogee and whose ability and wide knowledge lie behind the substantial success that he has achieved, was born on a farm in Madison county, Kentucky, March 2, 1871, his parents being William Kavanaugh and J. Catherine (Brown) Oldham, both of whom were representatives of old southern families early established in Virginia. Dr. Oldham’s father was born in Madison county, Kentucky, but his grandfather, Hezekiah Oldham, was born in Caswell county, North Carolina, and was a son of Captain John Oldham, an American soldier of the Revolutionary war and a son of William Oldham, founder of the family in America; having come from England to the new world in early colonial days. The birth of J. Catherine (Brown) Oldham occurred in Albemarle county, Virginia, and by her marriage she became the mother of nine children, three of whom are still living. The parents continued their residence in Kentucky until called to their final rest. Dr. Oldham was reared upon the homestead farm and supplemented his public school training by a course of study in Central University at Richmond, Kentucky. Later he decided upon the practice of medicine as a life work and entered the University of Louisville, from which institution he was graduated on the completion of a medical course as a...

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Biography of Theodore T. Shackelford, M. D.

An extensive practice attests the ability of Dr. Theodore T. Shackelford as a physician and surgeon, and he is numbered among the leading representatives of the medical fraternity of Haskell, where he established his residence in 1917. He was born in Okolona, Arkansas, January 31, 1886, of the marriage of Theodore T. and Elizabeth Jane (Thompson) Shackelford, the former a native of Mississippi and the latter of South Carolina. When a lad of eight years the father accompanied his parents to Arkansas and his education was obtained in the schools of that state. On reaching adult years he took up the occupation of farming, purchasing land in Clark county, Arkansas, which he continued to improve and develop until 1910, when he retired from active agricultural pursuits, having through industry, enterprise and capable management accumulated a comfortable competence. He is now residing in Foreman, Arkansas, at the age of seventy-three, while the mother is in her seventy-fourth year, and they are highly esteemed residents of their community. Their son, Dr. Theodore T. Shackelford, was reared in Okolona, Arkansas, and there attended the grammar and high schools, after which he worked in a drug store for three years. He then became a student at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, from which he was graduated with the class of 1910, at which time the M. D. degree was conferred upon him. In...

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Biography of Peter Welling, O.F.M.

Rev. Peter Welling, O. F. M., had for many years been a constructive factor in the upbuilding of the Catholic Church and its institutions in Kansas, and his name and career are especially associated with the town of Olpe in Lyon County, where he is pastor of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. The first Catholic services in that locality were held about 1884, when the mission was attended by priests from Emporia. The fine new modern church, situated in the northeastern part of the village on Main Street, was erected in 1910 during the pastorate of Father Welling, O. F. M. It had seating capacity for 700, and the church edifice is one of a group of buildings comprising also the parsonage, the parochial school and the Sister’s residence. The parochial school had an enrollment of 135 scholars. In thirty years the parish had grown from small beginnings and had especially prospered under Father Welling’s direction, and it is still vigorously growing. The parish extends from Olpe to one-half the distance to Emporia, eleven miles away, its southern boundary is to one-half the distance to Eagle Creek, five miles, while it extends an indefinite distance to the east and west. Father Peter Welling is a member of the Franciscan Order. He was born at Oldenburg, Indiana, May 11, 1857, and attended the parochial schools of Cincinnati and the preparatory college...

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Biography of O. S. Somerville, M. D.

Dr. O. S. Somerville, who has been actively engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery at Bartlesville during the past sixteen years, is also a prominent factor in financial circles as Vice President of the Bartlesville State Bank. His birth occurred in Parkersburg, West Virginia, on the 11th of February, 1871, his parents being Andrew and Margaret (Slaven) Somerville, the latter also a native of West Virginia. Andrew Somerville, who followed general agricultural pursuits in that state throughout his active business career, passed away in 1899, while his wife was called to her final rest in 1913. In the acquirement of his education O. S. Somerville attended the common schools of Elizabeth, Parkersburg and Rockport, while his professional training was received in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Baltimore, Maryland, and in the Louisville Medical College of Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to his, graduation from the latter institution, however, he taught school in West Virginia. He came to Oklahoma in 1904 and engaged in the practice of medicine at Oktaha for a year and a half, on the expiration of which period he took up his abode in Bartlesville, where he has followed his profession continuously since. Dr. Sutton and Dr. Woodring are the only physicians in Bartlesville at the present time who were here at the time of the arrival of Dr. Somerville in 1905. He has...

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Biography of William Lenox McWilliams

Many interests claim the time and attention of William Lenox McWilliams, a foremost citizen of Miami, who is president of the First National Bank, being also extensively interested in stock raising and mining, and he is likewise one of the leaders of the republican party in Oklahoma. He was born upon a farm near La Belle, Missouri, April 29, 1865, his parents being George Washington and Lucy M. (Clapp) McWilliams, and is a representative of an old American family, his ancestors having been passengers on the Mayflower. The father fought in the Civil war and gave up his life for his country. He was a native of Hardin county, Kentucky, while the mother was born in Lewis county, Missouri. William L. McWilliams, the only son in the family, spent his boyhood upon the home farm and attended the common schools near La Belle, while later he entered Western Academy, through which he worked his way. For a year he taught school at Ravenna, Nebraska, after which he was employed by an implement house there, and then became a student at the Louisville (Ky.) Medical College, from which he was graduated with the class of 1891. For three months he followed his profession at Melrose, Kansas, and in June, 1891, he located at Miami, becoming the pioneer physician here. He secured from the Miami Townsite Company the first deed ever...

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Long, Ronald Lee – Obituary

Imbler, Oregon Ronald Lee Long, 67, of Louisville, Ky., and formerly of Union County, died Aug. 2 at Hospice of Louisville. A memorial service was held Aug. 5 at Evangel Christian Life Center in Okolona, Ky. Ron was born July 8, 1940, to Ralph and Eva Long in Imbler. He grew up in the Grande Ronde Valley. He worked on several farms during his teenage years and graduated from La Grande High School where he played football and other sports. Ron was in the Air Force, serving as a radar operator in the Pacific Islands. In 1964 he married Fay Quebbeman in Louisville. They raised their children there. Ron was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He enjoyed fishing on the Snake River and hunting in Oregon. Survivors include sons, Tony and his wife, Lisa, and Terry and his wife, Angela, all of Louisville; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Fay (Quebbeman) Long on May 28, 2007; his parents; and two brothers. La Grande Observer – Obituaries For The Week Ending August 25, 2007 – Published: August 25, 2007 Submitted by: Dixie...

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