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Biography of Garner Miner

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now For thirty-eight years Garner Miner has been a resident of Idaho, having come to the territory in 1861, when the development of this great northwest was in its incipiency and the frontiersmen had to meet many privations and dangers. The Indians were frequently on the warpath, carrying death and devastation wherever they went; and separated from the base of sup-plies, from the comforts and luxuries of the east the pioneers endured hardships undreamed of by the present generation. In those days brave hearts were necessary, indeed, but the same spirit of Anglo-Saxon daring, fortitude and stability, which, has characterized the people of this fair land from its earliest colonization, and has carried the English language and English supremacy to all parts of the globe, found renewed manifestations among the mountains and valleys of Idaho, and thus were laid the foundations of the state, which now occupies a prominent place in the great galaxy of states west of the Mississippi. In all the work of progress and development, in the task of subduing the wild land to the purposes of civilization. Garner Miner bore his part, and now in the evening of life is living retired at his pleasant home in Caldwell, enjoying a well earned rest. Mr. Miner was born in New Haven, Connecticut, on the...

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Biography of Noyes B. Holbrook

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Mr. Holbrook dates his residence in Idaho from 1862, and is therefore one of its pioneer settlers. He has witnessed almost the entire growth and development of the state, and has largely aided in its progress and advancement, neglecting no duty of citizenship and withholding his support and cooperation from no measure for the public good. He is now proprietor of the roller-process flouring mill at Juliaetta, and is an enterprising business man whose honorable methods commend him to the confidence and secure him the patronage of a large portion of the community with which he is connected. Mr. Holbrook was born in New Haven, Connecticut, March 29, 1830, and is of English descent, a representative of one of the early New England families. John Holbrook, his great-grandfather, was a native of the “merrie isle,” and thence crossed the Atlantic to the New World, taking up his residence in New Haven County, Connecticut. He had a family of five sons, four of whom served in the war which brought to America her independence, being loyal members of the Colonial army. The youngest served under General Harrison in the war of 1812. One of these sons, Abel Holbrook, was the grandfather of our subject. He was born in New Haven County, and during the Revolution served as...

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Biography of Jesse K. Dubois, M. D.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Dr. Dubois is one of the well and favorably known physicians not only of Boise but also of the entire state of Idaho. He is a native of Springfield, Illinois, where he was born November 16. 1848, and is of French descent. His grandfather, Dubois, came to America from France and was chief of the staff of General William Henry Harrison. Jesse Dubois, the father of our subject, was born in Illinois when that state was a territory. He married Miss Adelia Morris, of Kentucky ancestry. He was a prominent lawyer and a stanch Republican, having been a neighbor, friend and colaborer of Abraham Lincoln and other well known public men of that time. He served for a number of years as state auditor of Illinois. Mr. Dubois departed this life in 1876, at the age of sixty-six years, his wife surviving him ten years. To them were born three sons and one daughter, one of the former being ex-United States Senator Dubois. Jesse K. Dubois attended the public schools and later entered Yale College, at which he was graduated in 1872. He then attended the medical college at St. Louis and was graduated with the class of 1875, after which he practiced his profession in Springfield for five years, and then came to Idaho as...

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Biographical Sketch of Herbert James Boggis

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Boggis, Herbert James; mfr.; born, Lock Haven, Pa., March 22, 1862; son of Robert H. and Helen Taylor Boggis; educated, Yale, 1885; married, Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 1886, Sarah W. Parsons; issue, Mrs. R. H. Wright, Oct. 20, 1888, Henry P., May 21, 1895, Mildred, Feb. 9, 1900; began work with McIntosh-Huntington Co.; entered employ of the Taylor & Boggis Foundry Co. in 1886, be-coming sec ‘y of company in the fall of 1887; took charge of No. 2 foundry in 1890, and in 1910, upon death of Mr. Boggis, Sr., took charge of foundry; vice pres. the Taylor & Boggis Foundry Co.; member Delta Kappa Epsilon, Chamber of Commerce; pres. College...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles Twing Brooks

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Brooks, Charles Twing; lawyer; born, Salem, O., March 29, 1867; son of J. Twing and Annie P. Miller Brooks; educated, Yale, A. B., 1889; Harvard, LL. B., 1894; member firm Squires, Saunders & Co.; member Union, University, Tavern, Country and Mayfield Clubs, Cleveland, and University Club, New...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles S. Brooks

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Brooks, Charles S.; born, Cleveland, Jan. 25, 1878; son of Stephen E. and Mary Coffinberry Brooks; educated, Yale University, class 1900; married, Cleveland, Oct. 12, 1907, Minerva Kline; entered the Brooks Co. in 1900; made sec’y of the Company in 1910; also director; member Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity, and Mayfield, University and City...

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Biographical Sketch of Henry Eldridge Bourne

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Bourne, Henry Eldridge; college professor; born, E. Hamburg, N. Y., April 13, 1862; son of James R. and Isabella G. Staples Bourne; A. B., Yale University, 1883, B. D. 1887 (Hooker fellow, 1887-1888); (L. H. D., Marietta College, Ohio, 1910); married; associate editor The Congregationalist, Boston, 1888-1889; teacher history and psychology, Norwich (Conn.), Free Academy, 1889-1892; prof. history, since 1892; registrar, 1893-1901; College for Women, Western Reserve University. Author: The Teaching of History and Civics, 1902; Medieval and Modern History, 1905. Editor: Lecky’s French Revolution, 1904. Contributor to...

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Biographical Sketch of Gardner Abbott

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Abbott, Gardner; attorney; born, Cincinnati, O., Dec. 11, 1878; son of Willard and Caroline Powers Younglove Abbott; educated Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.; Yale University, A. B.; Columbia Law School, LL. B.; married, Cleveland, Oct. 16, 1912, Lois A. Allen; member Cleveland Board of Health, 1912; Troop A, 1st Sergt.; entered the office of Blandin, Rice and Ginn, 1905; started business for himself in 1909; vice pres. Bates Valve Bag Co.; pres. Abbott Realty Co.; sec’y Babies’ Dispensary and Hospital and Cleveland Music School Settlement; member Andover P. A. E.; Alpha Delta Phi; Wolf’s Head; Columbia Phi Delta Phi; director Union and Hermit Clubs and Nisi Prius; Chamber of Commerce; University, Tavern, Mayfield Country, and Chagrin Valley Hunt Clubs. Recreations: Music and...

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Biographical Sketch of Herbert Austin Aikins

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Aikins, Herbert Austin; university prof.; born, Toronto, Ont., March 1, 1867; studied W. T. A. (M. D., LL. D.); U. of Toronto, 1887; Ph. D., Yale, 1891; Instr. U. of Southern Cal., 1888; lecturer on history of philosophy, Yale, 1890-1; prof. logic and philosophy, Trinity Coll., N. C., 1891-3; hon. fellow Clark U., 1892-3; prof. philosophy, Coll. for Women, Western Reserve U., since 1893; member Am. Psychol. Assn., Am. Philos. Soc.; fellow A. A. A. S. Editor; Philosophy of Hume, 1893. Author: Principles of Logic, 1903; and papers on Psychol. and Philos. subjects. Translator: Forel’s Hygiene of Nerves and Mind,...

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Biographical Sketch of Arthur Douglas Baldwin

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Baldwin, Arthur Douglas; lawyer; born, Hawaiian Islands, Apr. 8, 1876; son of Henry P. and Emily Alexander Baldwin; educated, Oakland, Cal., High School; Hotchkiss School, Conn.; Yale, B. A.; Harvard Law School, LL. B.; married, Cleveland, June 17, 1902, Reba Louise Williams: 5 children, Henry, Louise, Fred, Alexander and Sarah; with Judge Daniel Babat of Crestline served on commission to codify Ohio Children’s Law, 191142; candidate on Progressive ticket for State representation in 1912 (unsuccessful); member Brathenal School Board 1910-13; member troop A, O. N. G., 1901-3; organized law firm of Crowell & Baldwin in 1908; this firm dissolved in 1911; sec’y Workingmen’s Collatteral Loan Co.; director American Fabric & Belting Co.; member Nisi Prius Club; trustee Cleveland Federation for Charity and Philanthropy; Babies’ Dispensary and Hospital; sec’y Legal Aid Society; member Executive Board Civic League’ of Cleveland Municipal Ass’n; director City Club; member Union, Tavern, Country, Mayfield, University and Chagrin Valley Hunt Clubs. Recreations: Horseback Riding and...

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Biographical Sketch of Wilbur Dunham

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Dunham, Wilbur; real estate development; born, Columbus, O., Jan. 30, 1885; son of John M. and T. Anna Cross Dunham; educated, Taft School, Watertown, Conn.; Andover Academy, Andover, Mass.; Yale University, New Haven, Conn.; married, Columbus, O., Oct. 17, 1906, Marian M. Hobart: two daughters, Ann Elizabeth, born 1909, and Aileen, born 1913; real estate allotment and building development business since leaving college in 1904, in Columbus, O., and New York City, and Cleveland since. 1912; pres. The Wilbur Dunham Co., The Continental Realty Co; director The House Building & Investment Co.; member Delta Phi Fraternity, Yale and P. A. E. Society, Andover Academy; member Union, Athletic, and Roadside Clubs. Recreation:...

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Biographical Sketch of Henry Kelsey Devereux

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Devereux, Henry Kelsey; railway supplies; born, Oct. 10, 1860; son of Gen. J. H. and Antionnette Kelsey Devereux; educated, Brooks Military Academy, Cleveland, scientific course, Sheffield College, Yale, graduating in 1883; married, Mildred Abeel French; issue, one son, Julius French, and one daughter, Aileen Mildred; civil engineer on the Cleveland, Columbus & Cincinnati R. R., located in Cleveland, and engaged in the railroad supply business; mgr. Chicago-Cleveland Car Roofing Co.; director American Sportsman Co. and The Roadside Club; moving spirit in organizing the Forest City Live Stock & Fair Co., which built the North Randall trotting track; from boyhood, a great lover of horses; owner of the celebrated stallion John A. McKerron; pres. The Forest City Live Stock & Fair Co.; pres. the Grand Circuit, and Gentleman’s Driving Clubs, of Cleveland, and League of Amateur Driving Clubs and sec’y the American Ass’n of Trotting Horse Breeders; head of the leading organizations that control both amateur and professional racing; member Delta Psi Fraternity, Yale, Country, Roadside and Tavern Clubs; country homes at Wickliffe and North...

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Biographical Sketch of Edward Lockwood Davis

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Davis, Edward Lockwood; hardware; born, Cleveland, Feb. 18, 1874; son John J. and Frances M. Hunt Davis; B. A. degree, Yale University; married, Bay City, Mich., Oct. 18, 1899, Flora E. Eddy; sec’y and director Davis, Hunt, Collister Co., hardware, entering company 1896, and elected sec’y on its incorporation in 1899; member Zeta Psi, Euclid and Hermit...

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Biographical Sketch of Edward Chellis Daoust

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Daoust, Edward Chellis; attorney-at-law; born, Defiance, O., Oct. 19, 1887; son of Charles J. and Mary Hooker Daoust; his father was a banker at Defiance, and his mother was the daughter of Judge Hooker, of Illinois; educated, Defiance High School, graduating, special student University of Michigan, 1904-1905, special student Scientific School, Yale University, 1907-1908; graduated from Yale 1909, with degree LL. B. (Nov honors); married, Cleveland, April 24, 1912, Clara Louis Bunts, daughter of Dr. Frank E. Bunts; issue, one daughter, Frances Harriet, born Feb. 12, 1913; private Troop A, First Squadron, Ohio National Guard, since 1910; entered general practice of law in Cleveland, December, 1909; in January, 1911, with John H. Price, John A. Alburn and Cary R. Alburn, formed the firm of Price, Alburn, Daoust & Al-burn; in July, 1911, Mr. Cary Alburn retired from the firm, to become Asst. U. S. Attorney, in May, 1912, was appointed United States Commissioner for Northern District of Ohio, by Judge William L. Day, serving in that capacity as incidental to his law practice; member Price, Alburn & Daoust, attorneys and counsellors-at-law; director of several corporations for which this firm acts as counsel; member Ohio Bar Ass’n, Yale Alumni Ass ‘n and Civic League, Waite Chapter of Phi Delta Phi (legal fraternity at Yale), Society of “Corbey...

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Biographical Sketch of James Elbert Cutler

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Cutler, James Elbert; university prof.; born, Princeville, Ill., Jan. 24, 1876; son of Frank W. and Antonaiah (Hoag) Cutler; B. A., University of Colorado, 1900; graduate student Yale, 1900-1903; Ph. D., 1903; married, Carolena D. Sperry, of New Haven, Conn., June 25, 1903; instr. English and civic government, State Preparatory School of Colorado, 1899-1909; instr. political economy, Yale, 1903-4; instr. economics, Wellesley College, 1904-1906; asst. prof. political economy, University of Michigan, 1906-1907; asso. prof. sociology, 1907-1910, prof. 1910-, Western Reserve University; member American Economics Ass’n, American Academy Political and Social Science; American Sociological Society, National Conference Charities and Correction, American Association Labor Legislation, National Society Promoting Industrial Education, American Red Cross Society, Cleveland Chamber of Commerce. Author: Lynch Law, an Investigation Into the History of Lynching in the U. S., 1905; contbr. to reviews,...

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