Location: Stark County OH

Biographical Sketch of Homer McDaniels

McDaniels, Homer; mgr. Sheriff St. Market & Storage Co.; born, Stark County, O., 1854; son of Augustus and Amanda Stier McDaniel; educated in the public schools; married, Canton, O., 1879, Miss Mary A. Cobaugh; issue, seven children; Mrs. J. A. Sullivan, Mrs. R. R. Braggins, Mrs. M. L. Crowell, Edith, Louise, Margaret and Augusta; learned the carriage trimmers trade; one of the organizers of Canton Spring Co.; for twelve years vice pres. of the Company; came to Cleveland in 1894, mgr. of the Sheriff St. Market & Storage Co. for a number of years; now treas. of the Company, also treas. The Cleveland Tanning Co.; director The Western Reserve Insurance Co.; in 1908, made pres. of the Congress of Refrigerating Industries at Paris, France; and attended convention in that connection; resulted in the organization of an American Association of Refrigeration; pres. of Association; director International Congress of Refrigerating Industries; director of the American Warehousemen’s Ass’n; pres. in 1908; Republican; member Euclid Golf...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles Sumner Howe

Howe, Charles Sumner; college pres.; born, Nashua, N. H., Sept. 29, 1858; son of William R. and Susan D. Woods Howe; B. S., Massachusetts Agricultural College, and Boston University, 1878; post-graduate course, mathematics and physics, Johns Hopkins; Ph. D., University of Wooster, 1887; (Sc. D., Armour Institute Tech., Chicago, 1905; LL. D., Mt. Union College, Ohio, 1908; and Oberlin College, 1911); married, Abbie A. Waite, of North Amherst, Mass., May 22, 1882; prin. Albuquerque (N. M.), Academy, 1879-1881; prof. mathematics and astronomy, Buchtel College, 1883-1889; prof. mathematics and astronomy, 1889-1902, acting pres. 1902-1903, pres. since 1903, Case School of Applied Science; fellow A. A. A. S., Royal Astronomical Society; member Astronomical Society of the Pacific, American Mathematical Society, Astronomical and Astro-Phys. Society America; author various articles in Astronomical Journal and Journal of Association of Engineering Societies; trustee Cleveland Humane Society, Phi Sigma Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi; University and Rowfant Clubs, Cleveland; and University Club,...

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Biography of Oliver Denious

Oliver Denious, a resident of Erie, Kansas, since 1894, has lived a life full of activity. His experiences have been in the role of a farm laborer, soldier, farmer, business man, public official, and wherever and in whatever place destiny has put him he has given a good account of his ability and character. He was only twelve years of age when he became self supporting. That was back in Stark County, Ohio. His first work was to hire out to neighboring farmers, and though extremely young, he often did a man’s work. Naturally enough he had limited advantages to obtain an education, and the public schools he attended were in Stark County. After four years working for others he returned to his father’s place and put in one year after the age of sixteen on the old homestead. His birth occurred at Greensburg, Summit County, Ohio, July 8, 1844. Although the Denious family came from Germany to Pennsylvania in early days, their ancestry was principally Scotch. Judge Denious’ grandfather was Michael Denious, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1790 and became a pioneer settler in Summit County, Ohio. He was both a farmer and blacksmith. He saw some active service as a soldier during the War of 1812, and his death occurred at Greentown, Ohio, in 1863. Levi Denious, father of Oliver, was born in Summit County, Ohio,...

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Biographical Sketch of Burt A. Miller

Miller, Burt A.; surety bonds; born, Canton, 0., March 17, 1871; son of William K. and Sarah Burwell Miller; educated at Cornell university and Cincinnati Law School; married, Canton, O., Dec. 27, 1899, Jane Rabe; organized the surety business in Cuba and Porto Rico after the Spanish-American war, drawing law permitting surety companies to operate in Cuba, and fixing the deposit required and tax to be paid; resident vice pres. and mgr. for Northern Ohio of the Southwestern Surety Ins. Co.; served in the 8th inf., O. N. G. (second lieut.); vice pres. Surety Association of Cleveland; member Canton Lodge, F. & A. M., Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Cleveland Athletic, and Rotary...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles Russell Miller

Miller, Charles Russell; lawyer; born, Canton, O., Oct. 1, 1858; son of William K. and Sarah Burwell Miller; educated, Canton High School and Canton Academy; married, Cleveland, May 9, 1883, Alice Evelyn Rose; issue, Wm. R. Miller, Mrs. H. C. Hyatt, Jr.; member of law firm, Weed, Miller & Rothenberg; presidential elector, 1896; major and assistant adjutant general, U. S. V., 1898-1899; commander-in-chief U. S. War Vet., 1906-1907; pres. Cleveland Bar Ass’n, 1913; pres. Commercial Law League, 1889; trustee First M. E. Church; Mason; member Loyal Legion, Military Order Foreign Wars, N. and M. O. Spanish-American War, U. S. War Veterans, Sons of Veterans, Union, Cleveland Athletic, Rotary, and Colonial Clubs of Cleveland; Army and Navy Club, of Washington; Chamber of Commerce. Author “Law of Conditional Sales,...

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Biographical Sketch of Jeremiah Jay Sullivan

Sullivan, Jeremiah Jay; banker; born, Fulton, Stark County, Nov. 16, 1844; educated, village schools; enlisted 3rd Ohio Battery, 1862; mustered out as sergeant, 1865; moved to Millersburg, 1866; engaged in general merchandise until 1878; elected state senator by Democratic party, 1879; served two terms; entered hardware business in Millersburg in 1883; re-elected state senator; national bank examiner 1887; came to Cleveland in 1889 and organized Central National Bank; served as treas., cashier, vice pres., pres., 1900; pres. Chamber of Commerce, 1893; member Union, Country, Roadside, Colonial, and Euclid Clubs; married, 1873, Selina J. Brown; issue, two daughters and one...

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Biographical Sketch of Russell S. Hartzell

Hartzell, Russell S.; rubber business; born, Alliance, O., July 19, 1887; son of D. H. and Lois A. Skinner Hartzell; Mount Union College; manager Cleveland Branch, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.; member Signia Nu Fraternity; belongs to Athletic and Automobile...

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Biographical Sketch of Louis Albert Koons, Jr.

Koons, Louis Albert, Jr.; florist; born, Massillon, O., Oct. 16, 1881; son of L. A. and Caroline Morgan Koons; educated, Massillon public schools and graduate of High School; attended Kenyon College one year; asst. postmaster at Massillon in 1907; formerly asst. sec’y Cleveland Auto Club; florist and decorator, with The Smith & Fetters Co.; sec’y of Company; member Episcopal Church, Massillon Social Club, Lakeside Country Club, and Cleveland Automobile...

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Biographical Sketch of John Klee

Klee, John; builder and contractor; born, Germany, 1860; son of John. and Katherine Bod Klee; educated in Germany; married, Canton, O., 1900, Emma Haldeman; four children; worked at carpenter trade seven years, and then started contracting, working at it for twenty-four years, since 1889; in this time have built 4 churches and 120 buildings and residences; member Cleveland Carpenter’s and Contractors Ass’n. Recreations: Prayer meeting, Sunday School and...

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Biographical Sketch of Frank M. Kirk

Kirk, Frank M.; Kirk-Woods Coal Co.; born, Jackson, Mahoning county, O., Nov. 3, 1863; educated in public schools, Mt. Union and Meadville Colleges; interested in the Young & Harrington Coal Co., until 1895, then in the coal business alone, until 1898, when he formed partnership with James H. Woods, under present name; pres. and treas. the Kirk-Latty Mnfg. Co.; treas. Hazel Kirk Gas Coal Co.; pres. the Ohio Tonopah Mining Co.; vice pres. A. B. C. Lead & Zinc Co.; director Mud Lake Lumber Co.; 32nd° Mason, K. T., Mystic Shriner, B. P. O. E., No. 18, and K. of P.; member Union, Euclid, Clifton Park, and Cleveland Gun Clubs, Gentleman’s Driving Association, and Duquesne Club, Pittsburgh; Rushmere Club, St. Clair Flats;...

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Biographical Sketch of Edward W. Kingsbury

Kingsbury, Edward W.; belting business; born, Newark, O., Jan. 15, 1870; son of Wilson Webb and Mary Ellen Little Kingsbury; common school and business education at Newark and Canton, O.; bookkeeper at Canton for a number of years; commercial traveler, four years, with The Scandanavia Belting Co., of New York; Jan, 1, 1913, assumed management of their Cleveland Branch; member Elks Lodge No. 18, and several Commercial Traveler’s Associations; came to Cleveland in...

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Biographical Sketch of Wendell H. Johnson

Johnson, Wendell H.; dentist; born, Alliance, O., March 18, 1875; educated, University of Michigan, D. D. S.; married, Cleveland, Nov. 6, 1901, Bessie Compton; issue, Compton Johnson, born April 24, 1906, Elizabeth Ferris, born June 24, 1910; began practice, September, 1897; vice pres. Union Oil Co.; member Ohio State Dental Society; member Delta Sigma Delta Fraternity; member Union, and Country...

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Biographical Sketch of Arnold E. Williams

Williams, Arnold E.; lake coal shipping agent; born, England, March 12, 1877; son of Alfred and Mary Ball Williams; educated, High School and Business College, Canton, O.; agent Northwestern Fuel Co., The Consolidation Coal Co., The Empire Coal Co.; director The Northern Lakes Steamship Co.; mgr. Triton Steamship Co.; 32d degree Mason, Noble of Mystic Shrine; member Euclid, Athletic, Tippecanoe and Cleveland Tennis...

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Biographical Sketch of Samuel Butler Trescott

Trescott, Samuel Butler; salesman; born, Alliance, O., Jan. 26, 1842; son of Clark and Ann Butler Trescott; educated, Alliance High School, class 1859; married, Sept. 15, 1864, Elizabeth J. Crawford; issue, two sons, four daughters; Republican; served as school director; fifty years traveling salesman and sales manager, starting at the beginning of the profession; connected with Bancroft & Trescott; Trescott-Shook Co.; General Mdse. Co., and pres. Trescott Packing Co.; member I. O. O. F., and K. of...

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Biographical Sketch of John Royal Snyder

Snyder, John Royal; attorney-at-law; born, Stark County, O., Feb. 11, 1876; son of John J. and Maria Shearer Snyder; educated, Mt. Union, 1899, A. B., Junior Scholarship prize; Harvard, 1909, L. B.; married, Massillon, Gertrude Smith; treas. Stark County, 1902-1906; deputy county treas. 1899-1902; treas. City of Canton, 1902-1904; member B. P. O. E., No. 68, F. & A. M., I. O. O. F., No. 39; Jr. O. U. A. M., No. 60, and A. T. O. Fraternity. Recreations: Tennis, Baseball and...

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