Location: Portage County OH

Biography of Reverend Samuel Goddard

Mr. Samuel Goddard was born at Sutton, Massachusetts, July 6, 1772. We have no information concerning his early life. His opportunities for education are said to have been scanty. After coming to manhood he was for several years in trade with a brother in Royalston, Mass. Here he married his first wife (Abigail Goddard of Athol, a town adjoining Royalston), and here his older children were born.

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Biographical Sketch of George N. Noah

George N. Noah was born in Portage County, Ohio, October 25, 1826. His father was a native of Pennsylvania, and his mother of New York. His parents came to Daviess County in 1836, and located on a farm in Sheridan Township, where George remained until he was twenty years of age. In 1861 he was enrolled in the home guards and served daring the war. Since that time he has been a resident of Daviess County. Mr. Noah was married, January 16, 1848, to Miss Marilla Bacon, a native of Portage County, Ohio, and daughter of Lawton Bacon, formerly of Connecticut. Six children have been the fruits of this union: Harriet, George M., Levina J., John W., Lucy M. and Phoebe...

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Biographical Sketch of Irwin Bacon

Irwin Bacon is a native of Portage County, Ohio, and was born January 19, 1843. His father was a native of Connecticut, and his mother, of Ohio. His parents came to Daviess County in 1848, when he was five years of age, and settled on a farm, where he remained until 1861, when he enlisted in Company G, Thirty-third Regiment Enrolled Missouri State Militia, and was on duty at intervals during the war and participated in several noted engagements. At the close of the war he returned to his home and engaged in farming until 1870, and has been a resident of Daviess County since that time, his attention being given chiefly to farming. Mr. Bacon was married, in 1870, to Miss Phoebe Norton, a native of Ohio, born August 9, 1850. She died three years after her marriage, leaving one child, Luellen E., since deceased. Mr. Bacon was married, December 30, 1875, to Miss Fanny Crall, a native of Ohio, and daughter of David Crall, now a resident of Colfax Township, but formerly of Pennsylvania. Two children have been born to them George E., deceased, and....

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Biography of Col. Horack L. Moore

Col. Horack L. Moore, of Lawrence, had seen valiant service as a soldier of the Civil war and in after campaigns against the hostile Indians of the West. He had also been a successful business man and banker, had served a term in Congress and is still a local leader in substantial and beneficial enterprises. He is a native of Ohio, born at Mantua, February 25, 1837, and received his higher edueation at the Western Reserve Electric Institute, at Hiram, Ohio. In 1858 he moved to Kansas with his brother Francis, who died a mouth after their arrival in Atchison County, and was studying law when the Civil war broke out. He enlisted on May 14, 1861, as a private in Company D, Second Kansas Infantry, a three months’ regiment. In the organization of his company he was made a corporal and served until October 31st, participating in all the actions of the regiment. The day he was mustered out he re-enlisted and on December 11, 1861, was made second lieutenant on the reorganization of Company D. On May 1, 1862, he received his commission as first lieutenant and was promoted to the captaincy of his company in 1863, but never mustered, as he was commissioned lieutenant colonel of the Fourth Arkansas Cavalry by the secretary of war and mustered into that regiment on February 18, 1864. He held...

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Biographical Sketch of George Taylor Bishop

Bishop, George Taylor; owner of electric railways; born, Ravenna, O., Oct. 11, 1864; son of Clark B. and Arvilla A. Taylor Bishop; public school education; married, Brownsville, Pa., Nov. 26, 1891, Anna L. Swearer; pres. and director Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis R. R. Co.; director Cleveland Trust Co.; director National Bank of Baltimore, Baltimore, Md.; director Munsey Trust Co., Washington, D. C.; member Union, Country, Mayfield, Cleveland Automobile Clubs; Cleveland, Maryland and Baltimore Country Clubs; Baltimore, Columbia Country Club, Washington, D. C., Ohio Society of New...

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Biographical Sketch of Morris A. Bradley

Bradley, Morris A.; real estate; born, Cleveland, Aug. 15, 1859; son of Alva Bradley; educated, public schools and Hiram College; married, Cleveland, May 10, 1883, Anna Leiminger; issue, five children; with his father, Alva Bradley, until 1885; at his death, took charge of the estate; pres., treas. and mgr. The Bradley Transportation Co.; pres. Cleveland & Buffalo Transit Co.; vice. pres. United States Coal Co.; director Peoples Gas, Light and Coke Co., and interested in a number of other corporations; member Union, Euclid, and Roadside Clubs;...

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Biographical Sketch of William Howard Brett

Brett, William Howard; librarian, Cleveland Public Library; born, Braceville, O., in 1846; son of Morgan Lewis and Jane Brokaw Brett; educated, public schools, Warren, O., studied Western Reserve College, Hudson, O., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.; graduated from Hiram College, Hiram, O., degree A. M.; married, Cleveland, 1879, Alice L. Allen; issue, 6 children, 1 deceased; appointed to his present position in 1884; devoted to the cause of public libraries, and a student with a broad general knowledge; instrumental in forming the Ohio Library Ass’n, pres., 1895 and 1896; in 1897, pres. of the American Library Ass’n; chairman, in 1898, of the Trans-Mississippi Library Congress; since 1903, Dean of Western Reserve Library School, and originator of the Culminative Index; member Chamber of Commerce and the Rowfant...

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Biographical Sketch of Albert Mark Allen

Allen, Albert Mark; consulting engineer; born, Akron, O., Aug. 26, 1877; son of Minor J. and Frances DeWolf Allen; educated, Hiram College; Steven’s Institute of Technology, M. E. Degree; married, Union Hill, N. J., April 6, 1900, Christine M. Pellinger; issue, two children; member firm Albert M. Allen & Co.; director Banker’s Guarantee Title & Trust Co., member American Institute of Electrical Engineers, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers; member Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, Chamber of Commerce, University and Athletic...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles E. Alden

Alden, Charles E.; attorney-at-law; born, Middlefield, O., Dec. 18, 1875; son of Edward H. and Hercy Dunham Alden; educated, Hiram College; degree of A. B. 1901; legal education at the Cleveland Law School and W. R. U., finishing in 1905; admitted to the Bar that year; married, Brunswick, O., Dec. 25, 1902, Ina May Gibbs; issue, Marcella Eugenia Alden age 5, and John Butler Alden age 3 years and 9 months; in Jan. 1906, formed partnership with E. J. Hopple, firm of Alden & Hopple; in 1909 firm changed to J. M. Cullough, firm of Alden & Hopple; in 1909 firm changed firm and with H. H. Knapp and C. P. Magee formed the firm of Alden, Knapp & Magee, for the general practise of law; member Ohio State Bar Ass’n, member Cleveland Chamber of Progress, and the 22nd Ward Democratic...

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Biographical Sketch of George R. Canfield

Canfield, George R.; oil business; born, Mantua, O., Dec. 1, 1857; son of George W. and Jannette L. Merryfield Canfield; education, country and Cleveland public schools; married, Cleveland, Nov. 11, 1879, Ella M. Summonds; issue, Charles H. Grace Brewster, Gilbert B.; first wife died 1884; married, Oct. 19, 1887, Mrs. Lucy E. Long (nee Quayle); 1877, began work as clerk for The Republic Refining Co.; became supt. of plant, which was later absorbed by The Standard Oil Co.; remained with firm as supt. until 1887; organized The Canfield Oil Co.; pres. The Canfield Oil Co. and The Canfield Realty Co.; pres. The Chester Realty Co.; vice pres. The Columbia Savings & Loan Co.; pres. The Canfield Tank Lines; vice. pres. The South End Realty Co.; member Newburg Lodge, No. 379, Baker Chapter, Holyrood Commandery, Knights Templars; member Euclid Club. Favorite recreations: Reading and...

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Biographical Sketch of Abner H. Bedell

Bedell, Abner H.; insurance; born, Shalersville, O., July 29, 1872; son of H. C. and Sarah L. (Horr) Bedell; educated, Cleveland public schools; married, Cleveland, March 29, 1913, Bertha R. Lewis; paymaster, Ohio Battalion Naval Reserves to 1896; quartermaster 10th 0. V. Inf. 1898; War with Spain; entered insurance business, 1890; treas. and director 0. M. Stafford-Goss-Bedell Co.; Coventry Road Land Co.; West Ninth Co.; Cleveland Athletic Club; director Guarantee Title and Trust Co.; member Military Order of Foreign Wars; member Union, Cleveland Athletic, Hermit, Euclid and Mayfield...

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Biographical Sketch of Fred Sanford Crane

Crane, Fred Sanford; sales mgr.; born, Mantua, O., July 15, 1875; son of Simeon Charles and Laura L. Crane; educated, Mantua and Ravenna schools and Hiram College; married, Hudson, O., March 17, 1900, Alice E. Ellsworth; sales mgr. Burroughs Adding Machine Co., since 1903, Cleveland; member Masonic, Knight Templars, Consistory, Shrine, Automobile and Rotary Clubs, and Association of Credit...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles W. Chase

Chase, Charles W.; trustee of The Estate of Edwin Cowles; born, Edinburg, O., Aug. 8, 1846; son of Charles W. and Eliza Brown Chase; attended public school in Portage county, O., and High School at Newton Falls, O.; married, Cleveland, Aug. 1, 1872, Almira F. Cowles; one daughter, Helen (Mrs. E. C. Bassett) ; treas. of the City, April, 1895-1899; in clothing and men’s furnishing business from 1870 to 1890, at No. 15 Public Square; director Chamber of Commerce, 1905-1906; pres. of The Cleveland Leader Co., 1901-1905; sec’y, treas. and director The Electric Smelting & Aluminum Co.; sec’y and director The W. B. Davis Co.; director The Bruce & West Mfg. Co.; trustee The Society for Savings; 30 years clerk of the Second Presbyterian Church Society; elder Second Presbyterian Church; member of The National Union, and for many years a director and at intervals treas. and vice pres. of the Y. M. C. A.; member Union and Tippecanoe Clubs; summer home at Cayuga, N. Y., the homestead property of Mrs. Chase’s mother, the late Mrs. Edwin Cowles, who was born and raised there; she was the daughter of the late Judge Mosley...

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Biographical Sketch of Albert Finney Donaldson

Donaldson, Albert Finney; real estate dealer; born, Charlestown, O., Aug. 17, 1889; son of Levi Judson and Margaret Frew Donaldson; early education in the district schools of Florida and Georgia, later attending Oberlin College at Oberlin, O., took gold medal as 1st prize for original oration in Oberlin, 1910; spent about two years traveling for Frontier Press Co. of Buffalo, N. Y., doing general agency work; went to the Northwest, and engaged in the real estate business in Vancouver, B. C.; returned to Cleveland, and established the firm of Heintz & Donaldson, specializing in the sale of East End property; dissolved that partnership in May, 1913; now doing successful business under name of A. F. Donaldson, at east 105th St.; member Cleveland Real Estate...

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Biographical Sketch of William George Dietz

Dietz, William George; investment banker; born, Warren, O., April 7, 1857; son of August A. and Katherine Baehr Dietz; educated public school and in the private school of Miss Sackett, in Warren; graduated Hiram College, 1881, Ph. B.; married, Solon, O., Nov. 18, 1885, Jessie B. Pettibone; one daughter, Marian; deputy auditor Trumbull County, 1867-1877; sec’y to Dr. B. A. Hinsdale, supt. of the Cleveland public Schools, from September, 1882, to February, 1886; was one of the first two teachers in the night schools of Cleveland; taught news boys; with Lamprecht Bros. & Co., bankers, 1886-1893; organized the firm of Dietz, Denison & Prior in January, 1893; retired from the firm in 1898; sec’y Guarantee Trust Co. in 1898-1900; in business in New York from 1900 to 1904; in business in Cleveland, as investment banker, from 1905 to date; pres. Eastern Heights Land Co., Elyria, O.; director The Musterole Co. and Cleveland Metal Craft Co.; member Investment Bankers Ass’n of America; trustee Hiram College since 1892; trustee Western Reserve Historical Society; member Chamber of Commerce, Union, Euclid and University...

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