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Biographical Sketch of Vernon H. Burke

Burke, Vernon H.; attorney-at-law; born, Saybrook, O., Dec. 22, 1865; son of John F. and Minerva C. Stewart Burke; educated, Canisius College, Buffalo, N. Y., Stratton’s Business College, The University of Notre Dame; B. A., C. E., LL. B. degrees; married, Cleveland, Dec. 21, 1892, Matilda B. Hahn; one son, Vernon A. Burke, Jr.; Republican; served on police bench by appointment; senator from Cuyahoga county, 1896-1900; vice chairman Cuyahoga County Republican Committee; has been a trial lawyer; pres. James F. Allen Contracting Co., Cleveland Smelting Co., Idle-wild Co.; sec’y Guest & Buell Co., Fleishman & Smith Co.; director The Cleveland Salt Co.; sec’y Crawford & Soper Co.; Bauck Contracting Co., Rice Bottling Works, The Olds-Oakland Co., etc.; member K. of P., and I. O. O. F., the Athletic, Willowick Country, and City Clubs. Recreations: Motoring, Hunting and...

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Biographical Sketch of Reverend Thomas C. Right O’Reilly

O’Reilly, Thomas C. Right Reverend ; S. T. D., LL. D., Monsignor; chancellor of the Diocese of Cleveland, and pastor of St. John’s Cathedral; born, Cleveland, Feb. 22, 1873; son of Patrick and Delia Readdy O’Reilly; educated, St. Patrick’s, Cleveland 1879-1887; Spencerian Business College, Cleveland, 1887-1888; St. Ignatius College, Cleveland, 1889-1893; St. Mary’s Seminary, Cleveland, 1893-1894; American College, Rome, Italy, 1894-1899; received degree S. T. D., from Propaganda University, Rome, 1899; LL. D., from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, 1909; was ordained priest by Cardinal Cassette, June 4, 1898, in the Lateran Basillica, Rome; asst. pastor St. John’s Cathedral, Cleveland, July, 1899 to September, 1901; professor and treas. St. Mary’s Seminary, Cleveland, September, 1901, to December 1909; became chancellor of the Diocese of Cleveland, Dec. 2, 1909, and also pastor of the Cathedral Church, Sept. 19, 1911; member Board of Synodical Examiners and Examiners of St. Mary’s Diocesan Seminary, Cleveland; alumnus, American College, Rome, 1911-1912; presided at the 1912 reunion of the Alumni Ass’n, held at the Hollenden Hotel, and Country Club Cleveland; alumnus St. Ignatius College, Cleveland, its first president; member Knights of Columbus; chaplain of Gilmour Council; started the movement for spiritual retreats for men, under the auspices of the Knights of Columbus, the first re-treat of this kind was held in Cleveland in 1904; meets annually, with an attendance of 1,500 to 2,000; these retreats...

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Biography of Bert Edward Nussbaum

Muskogee has every reason to be proud of her bench and bar. The representatives thereof have, on the whole, been men of high character and of marked capability in the field of their chosen profession. In a calling where advancement depends entirely upon individual merit and ability Bert Edward Nussbaum has made for himself a creditable position and by reason of this his life’s story is an interesting one. He was born in La Porte, Indiana, February 16, 1875, and is a son of L. and Bettie (Fleishel) Nussbaum. The father was a merchant who long conducted a saddlery hardware business and thus provided for the support of the members of his household. Bert E. Nussbaum enjoyed excellent educational opportunities, supplementing a course in the University of Notre Dame in Indiana by further study in the University of Michigan. It was in the latter institution that he pursued his law course Sand was admitted to practice at the Michigan bar in 1896. Three years later he removed to Chicago, where he opened a law office, this being his initial step in the field of his profession, for following his graduation he had gone abroad and had traveled quite extensively in Europe on account of ill health. He dates his residence in Muskogee from 1907 and through the intervening period of fourteen years has continued in general practice. He thoroughly...

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Biography of H. J. Huiskamp

H. J. Huiskamp. The continuation and extension of the business enterprises which bring reputation and prosperity to a community, in these days of keen competition, depend largely upon the sound business methods under which they are operated, under the management of able and efficient officials. While vast capital is invested in so great an enterprise as is the Buffalo Brick Company, at Buffalo, Kansas, much of its unexampled prosperity must be credited to the energy and good judgment of its general manager, H. J. Huiskamp, who is also secretary. Mr. Huiskamp had developed this into the largest concern of its kind in Kansas, and its annual volume of business, at a low estimate, more than doubles that of any two other plants. H. J. Huiskamp was born at Keokuk, Iowa, October 19, 1873. His parents were S. A. and Alice (Britts) Huiskamp. As the name indicates, Mr. Huiskamp is of Dutch ancestry, both father and grandfather having been natives of Holland. The grandfather, Herman Huiskamp, was born at Amsterdam, married there and was engaged in a substantial business when his death occurred, in 1846. Two years later his widow decided to emigrate with her children to the United States. The family settled first at St. Louis, Missouri, and from there removed to Pella, in Marion County, Iowa, and still later to Keokuk. S. A. Huiskamp, father of H. J....

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Biography of Hon. William McEniry

In considering the prominent legal firms in Rock Island County one’s mind instinctively turns to the firm of McEniry & McEniry, a firm composed of the two brothers, Hon. William McEniry and Matthew J. McEniry, having offices both in Rock Island and Moline. It is the life and character of the former of these two gentlemen that we pro-pose to depict in the sketch that is to follow. The life and character of Matthew J. McEniry will be found elsewhere in this work treated at length. William McEniry was born in Rock Island County, Illinois, May 9, 1860, his parents being William and Elizabeth (Coughlin) McEniry. William McEniry, Sr., who was a farmer, came to Illinois in 1841 and settled in Moline, making his home there until 1852, when he took up his residence on a farm in this county. In 1846 occurred his marriage to Miss Elizabeth Coughlin. To this couple eight children were born, six sons and two daughters. Two of the sons, however, died in infancy. The death of the father occurred February 18, 1874. His widow survived him until May 30, 1907, when she passed away. Both were devout members of the Roman Catholic Church. In a panegyric at the time of Mrs. McEniry’s death one of the Moline daily newspapers spoke of her life as follows: “Mrs. McEniry was identified with the history of...

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Biography of Matthew J. McEniry

It is said that the legal profession is one of the most difficult in which to achieve success. It is doubtless true that to be a truly successful attorney requires ability of a high order. We have spoken elsewhere in this work of; the success achieved by the legal firm of McEniry & McEniry, and one of the fruits of that success is a renown that is not merely local but that has spread throughout the northwest. In the article mentioned the life and character of one of the members of the firm, William McEniry, was taken up and discussed at length. His strength and ability were depicted. The present article is to be devoted to a discussion of the salient points in the life of the other member of the firm, Matthew J. McEniry, a man, who like his brother, is possessed of brilliant talents and real genius. He was born on a farm, in Zuma Township, this county. The lives and characters of the elder McEnirys, the parents of Matthew J. and William, are recorded at length in the sketch previously spoken of, to which the reader is referred. As a lad Matthew J. McEniry received his early education in the country schools in the neighborhood of his father’s farm. When seventeen years of age he went to an academy at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, where he...

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