Location: Milan Ohio

Biographical Sketch of Harley Brownell Gibbs

Gibbs, Harley Brownell; banker; born in Milan, Erie County, O., March 13, 1849; son of Edward Hanford and Maria Louise Brownell Gibbs; early education in Milan, O.; married, Hudson, Oct. 24, 1878, Miss Emma Johnson; Mrs. Gibbs died in 1894; when 16 years of age, went to work in a grain and commission house in Chicago, Ill.; there six years; came to Cleveland in 1871; served as bookkeeper for the King Bridge Co. until 1875, then elected sec ‘y, and in 1887, became treas. of the Company; resigned in 1907, but still a director of the Company; organized the Lake Shore Banking Co. in 1890; vice pres. of the bank; director the Manly Driving Co., New York; Mason, Tyrian Lodge, F. & A. M., Oriental Commandery, K. P., Lake Erie Consistory S. P. R. S., Al Koran Temple A. A. O. N. M. S.; member Union, Roadside, and Euclid Clubs, The New England Society of Cleveland, Union League Club of Chicago, and the Ohio Society of New...

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Biographical Sketch of George P. Hart

Hart, George P.; grain and coal dealer; born, Sandusky, O., Hay 30, 1858; son of William and Louise Hess Hart; grammar and high school education, Sandusky; married, Milan, 0., Aug. 11, 1881, Debra M. Wilcox; issue, Bertha L., Ernest G., and Bella; in business since 1881; stock dealer in cattle first, then became grain and coal dealer; came to do business in Cleveland in 1901; 32nd°...

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Lavina Williams Todd Stewart of Milan OH

STEWART, Lavina Williams Todd6, (Amos5, Charles4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born June 7, 1810, married in 1831, Hiram, son of Solomon and Nancy (Haven) Stewart, of Milan, Ohio, who was born March 28, 1808. He was a farmer at Bloomingville and Milan, Ohio. Children: I. Nancy Lurana, b. July 26, 1833, in New York, N. Y., d. April 6, 1852, at Bloomingville, Ohio. II. Mary Campbell, b. Nov. 15, 1836, m. May 2, 1867, Bernard Augustus Storch, who was b. at Rudolstadt, Germany. He was a physician. III. Martin Van Buren, b. Aug. 15, 1838, m. Sept. 20, 1861, Lucy Ann Hall, who was b. in 1839. He was a farmer at Milan, Ohio. IV. Ellen Todd, b. July 21, 1841, m. May 2, 1867, John Albro Bradley, a merchant at Medina, Ohio. He was b. Feb. 10, 1842. V. Charles Adams, b. June 23, 1848, m. Feb. 24, 1870, Josephine Newell, who was b. in 1850, he was a physician at Wakeman, Ohio. VI. Milton Sheldon, b. June 10,...

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Biography of W. L. Adams A.M., M.D.

W.L. ADAMS, A.M., M.D. – The subject of this biography, a pioneer who drove his own ox team across the plains in 1848, is one of the most unique of western characters; and history entitles him to be placed in the catalog of the illustrious men who bore prominent parts in settling Oregon, and in molding public sentiment. To give a full history of his life would require a large book; but our limited space would require a large book; but our limited space forbids anything but a rapid glance at a few waymarks along the road traveled for nearly sixty-nine years by one of the most original and energetic of men. The writer has known him well more than forty years, and has learned from his family and acquaintances enough of incidents and peculiarities to make a very readable biography. He was born in Painesville, Granger county, Ohio, February 5, 1821. His father was born in Vermont, as was his mother; and both emigrated to the “Western Reserve” when it was a wilderness. His father was a strong Whig, as were his relatives, the noted Adams family of Massachusetts, and a devoted friend of General Harrison, with whom he served in all of his Indian campaigns. His mother was an Allen, – a descendant of Ethan Allen, the “Hero of Ticonderoga.” Her mother and William Slade’s mother were...

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