Location: Summit County OH

Bible Baptist Church, Manchester, Summit County, Ohio

ADAMS Charles L., 1862 – 1945 Mary E (Grubb), 1859 – 1932. Wife of Charles L. Lewis B., 1882 – 19- BEAR Benjamin, d. 6 Apr. 1864, ae. 56 yrs., 11 mos., 11 days. Phebe (Westen), 1810 – d. 23 Aug. 1884, ae. 73 yrs., 9 mos., 16 days. Wife of Benjamin Bear. GRUBB William P., d. 6 Jan. 1895, ae. 61 yrs., 8 mos., 28 days. Esther Margaret (Bear), 1838 – 1911. 1st wife of William P. Grubb. (Marker later destroyed.) Rosa E., 1838 – 1911. 2nd wife of William P. Grubb. Harry, 1865 – 1943. Husband of Ella. Ella, 1871 – 1945. Wife of Harry. Artie M., 1871 – 1916. Son of William and Rosa. Forest, b. July 1913, d. 3 Jan. 1930. Wilbur, b. Oct. 1914, d. 3 Jan. 1930. Emily C., d. 7 May 1853, ae. 3 yrs., 6 mos., 5 days. Dau. of J. & H. Grubb. MINNICK John, 1831 – 1887 Lucetta Ritner (Bear), 1839 – 1905. Wife of John...

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Slave Narrative of Sarah Mann

Interviewer: George Conn Person Interviewed: Sarah Mann Location: Akron, Ohio Date of Birth: 1861 Wilbur Ammon, Editor George Conn, Writer C.R. McLean, District Supervisor June 16, 1937 Folklore Summit County, District #9 SARAH MANN Mrs. Mann places her birth sometime in 1861 during the first year of the Civil War, on a plantation owned by Dick Belcher, about thirty miles southwest of Richmond, Virginia. Her father, Frederick Green, was owned by Belcher and her mother, Mandy Booker, by Race Booker on an adjoining plantation. Her grandparents were slaves of Race Booker. After the slaves were freed she went with her parents to Clover Hill, a small hamlet, where she worked out as a servant until she married Beverly Mann. Rev. Mike Vason, a white minister, performed the ceremony with, only her parents and a few friends present. At the close of the ceremony, the preacher asked if they would “live together as Isaac and Rebecca did.” Upon receiving a satisfactory reply, he pronounced them man and wife. Mr. and Mrs. Mann were of a party of more than 100 ex-slaves who left Richmond in 1880 for Silver Creek where Mr. Mann worked in the coal mines. Two years later they moved to Wadsworth where their first child was born. In 1883 they came to Akron. Mr. Mann, working as laborer, was able to purchase two houses on Furnace Street,...

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Biography of J. W. Garman

J. W. GARMAN. This gentleman, who is the most efficient cashier of the Citizen’s Bank of Willow Springs, Howell County, Missouri, is a native of Summit County, Ohio, born in the city of Akron, June 30, 1858. His father, Daniel K. Garnan, was a native of the Keystone State, but died in Summit County, Ohio, about 1888. He was a contractor by occupation. Our subject was one of nine children, and four of his brothers are farmers in the Buckeye State. J. W. Garman passed his early life in Akron, and attended the schools both at Smithville in Wayne County, and at North Springfield, Ohio. In 1884 he branched out for himself and was in a drug store for some time. Later he took up the study of medicine, and attended the Missouri Medical College at St. Louis, taking nearly a two-years’ course in that institution. He had engaged in the drug business before starting for college, and after finishing his education he took the agency for the Waters Pierce Oil Company, and located at Willow Springs. He acted as the agent for this company for seven years, or up to 1892, and then helped to establish the Citizens’ Bank in October of that year, with a capital stock of $1o,000. The officers are: H.J. Rowe, president; J. J. Angersbach, vice-president; and J. W. Garman, cashier. The bank has...

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Biography of Reuben Roughton

Reuben Roughton. Among the many beautiful country estates which are to be found in Champaign County one of the most attractive and valuable is the farm of Reuben Roughton, which is located in section 27, Ludlow Township, one and one-half miles north of Rantoul. The owner of this property is one of the progressive agriculturists of the county, a skilled and industrious representative of his vocation, and a citizen who in many ways has contributed to the advancement of his locality. He was born at Attercliff, near Sheffield, England, but has been a resident of the United States since he was one and one-half years of age. John Roughton, the father of Reuben Roughton, was born in England, where he received his education, and as a young man learned the trade of blacksmith, which he thoroughly mastered and which he followed for many years. In his native country he was united in marriage with Eliza Gilbert, who was born at Leicestershire, England, and they became the parents of ten children, all of whom died in infancy with the exception of Reuben. When this son was one and one-half years of age the family immigrated to the United States and first settled at Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, but in 1854 removed to Urbana, Illinois, and subsequently settled at Big Grove in Champaign County, where they were residing at the outbreak of...

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Biography of Richard Z. Johnson

Perhaps there is no part of this history of more general interest than the record of the bar. It is well known that the peace, prosperity and well-being of every community depend upon the wise interpretation of the laws, as well as upon their judicious framing, and there-fore the records of the various persons who have at various times made up the bar will form an important part of this work. A well known jurist of Illinois said, “In the American state the great and good lawyer must always be prominent, for he is one of the forces that move and control society. Public confidence has generally been reposed in the legal profession. It has ever been the defender of popular rights, the champion of freedom regulated by law, the firm support of good government. In the times of danger it has stood like a rock and breasted the mad passions of the hour and finally resisted tumult and faction. No political preferment, no mere place, can add to the power or increase the honor which belongs to the pure and educated lawyer. Richard Z. Johnson, of Boise, is one who has been honored by and is an honor to the legal fraternity of Idaho. He stands today prominent among the leading members of the bar of the state, a position which he has attained through marked ability. A...

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Biography of Mason A. Cornwall

This honored citizen of Moscow has now attained the venerable age of seventy-seven years, yet largely possesses the vigor of a man in his prime. His life has been a busy, useful and honorable one, and has been crowned with a rich measure of success as the fitting reward of his labors and his well directed energies. He is still actively interested in business affairs and in all that is connected with the state’s prosperity and progress, and is one of the most valued citizens of Idaho. Old age is not necessarily a synonym of weakness or inactivity. It need not suggest as a matter of course want of occupation or helplessness. There is an old age that is a benediction to all that comes in contact with it, that gives out of its rich stores of learning and experience, and grows stronger intellectually and spiritually as the years pass. Such is the life of Mr. Cornwall, an encouragement to his associates and an example well worthy of emulation to the young. Mason A. Cornwall was born in Truxton, Cortland County, New York, December 2, 1821, and is a descendant of an old English family that numbers many prominent men among its representatives. Four Cornwall brothers emigrated to New England in 1636, and founded the family in Connecticut and Rhode Island. William Cornwall settled in Hartford, Connecticut, and became...

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Biographical Sketch of Frank F. Bruce

Bruce, Frank F.; jobber and mfr.; born, Cleveland, July 4, 1858; son of Eli and Caroline Eldridge Bruce; educated, Western Reserve University (Hudson, O.), 1881; married, Oxford, N. Y., Sept. 9, 1890, Sarah V. W. Perkins; one son and one daughter; pres. and treas. The Bruce & West Mfg. Co.; member of vestry, St. Paul’s P. E. Church; member of Troop A seven...

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Biographical Sketch of Harry A. Adams

Adams, Harry A.; real estate; born, Tuscarawas Co., O., April 30, 1861; son of William and Catherine Kohr Adams; public school education; married, Akron, O., May 9, 1889, Minnie Bell Helfer; in drug business in Akron, 0., for seven years; Canal Dover, O., 1890, becoming pres. and mgr. the Adams, Reed & Rattan Co.; pres. Dover Land & Improvement Co., director of State Savings bank, member of Dover Board of Mdse., director of Dover Building & Loan Co.; came to Cleveland in 1905, entering the field of real estate development; vice pres., treas. and mgr. The Adams Realty Co., owner of several allotments; member Chamber of Commerce, Cleveland Athletic, Cleveland Automobile, Cleveland Driving and Willowick Golf...

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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 William George Callow

Callow, William George; merchant; born, Hudson, O., Nov. 23, 1862; father’s name, Frank Callow; educated, Cleveland public schools; married, New York City, Dec. 25, 1900, Alice M. Burns; pres. and treas. The Kennedy Co.; sec’y and treas. The Euclid Huron Improvement Co.; member Athletic...

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Biographical Sketch of Frederick Henry Caley

Caley, Frederick Henry; sec’y Cleveland Automobile Club; born, Hudson, June 2, 1873; sou of Frederick P. and Clara S. Palmer Caley; educated, public and high school and Ohio Northern University, Ada, O.; married, New York, Nov 27, 1913, Harriet E. Weffler; 1st Lieut. 4th Ohio Infantry, 1902-1910; active Republican; with National Republican committee two campaigns; State Insurance Dept., 1903-1906; office sec’y of State, 1906-1908; Ohio State Registrar of Automobiles, 1908-1911; has been successful in organizing automobile clubs throughout Ohio; mgr. The Cleveland Automobile Show Co.; member Y. M. C. A., Akron Lodge, No. 547 I. O. O. F., Akron-Canton, two Patriarchs Militant; member Chamber of Commerce, Cleveland Automobile Club, Cleveland Automobile Country Club. Recreation:...

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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 Otis Richmond Cook

Cook, Otis Richmond; automobile tire business; born, Cleveland, Oct. 16, 1875; son of Colonel Benton and Jennie Shattuck Cook; educated, Cleveland public schools; married, Cleveland, Feb. 20, 1896, Gertrude Ione Bacon; one son, Joseph Arthur Cook; for 13 years general representative The B. F. Goodrich Co., Akron, O.; two years general representative of The Firestone Tire & Rubber Co.; at present manager The Kelly-Springfield Tire Co., and director of factory sales for same company; member Tyrian Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 370, Holyrood Commandery, Knights Templar, 32& Scottish Rite Mason, Al Koran Temple, Mystic Shrine; member Masonic and Athletic Clubs. Recreations: Motoring and...

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Biographical Sketch of John Hessin Clarke

Clarke, John Hessin; lawyer; born, Lisbon, O., Sept. 18, 1857; son of John and Melissa Hessin Clarke; educated in public schools and by private tutors; entered Western Reserve College, at Hudson, O., graduating in 1877; degree of M. A.; in 1880, studied law under his father’s instruction, and was admitted to the bar in 1877; until 1880, practiced law at Lisbon, O., in partnership with J. M. McVicker; purchased half interest in the Youngstown Weekly Vindicator; practiced law in Youngstown, and wrote political editorials for the Vindicator; sold interests in the paper in 1882; came to Cleveland in 1897, and entered the firm of Williamson & Cushing; firm became Williamson, Gushing & Clarke, specializing in railroad and corporation law; in 1898, appointed general counsel for the N. Y., C. & St. L. R. R. Co.; interested in other railroad corporations; in 1907, dissolved partnership with Mr. Cushing; prominent in state and national Democratic issues; three years trustee of the Cleveland Library Board; pres. of board last term of office; stockholder and contributor to the columns of the Youngstown Vindicator; member American and State Bar Ass’ns, Union, University, and Country Clubs, Cleveland, and the University Club, New York...

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