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Biographical Sketch of Francis M. Chandler

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Chandler, Francis M.; lawyer; born, Richfield, O., May 3, 1851; son of Joel Alonzo and Martha M. Buck Chandler; educated, common schools and Richfield, O., Academy; married, Richfield, 0., Feb. 2, 1876, Ellie May Barney; issue, one son, C. DeForest; now captain Signal Corps, U. S. A. and commandant Army Aviation School; married, Cleveland, April 29, 1891, Mary G. Mahon; issue, Frances M., Jr., Dorothy Gertrude; admitted to Ohio bar in 1883; practiced law with Frank N. Wilcox (Chandler & Wilcox) until 1887; resumed law practice 1909; deputy clerk Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court 1876-1883; deputy county recorder Cuyahoga County, 1886-1887; chief clerk Cuyahoga County Probate Court, 1888-1900; sec ‘y Republican County Executive Committee 1891, 1892, 1893; chairman, 1895; sec’y Lincoln Republican League, 1898-1899; U. S. marshal Northern Ohio district, 1900-1909; vice pres. Hougn Bank & Trust Co., pres. National Advertising Co.; member State and Cleveland Bar Ass’n, Commercial Law League of America, New England Society of the Western Reserve; Early Settlers Ass’n; Richfield Ass’n, Forest City Lodge, F. & A. M.; member Chamber of...

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Biographical Sketch of Ralph H. Ellsworth

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Ellsworth, Ralph H.; pres. The Arnold Wooden Ware Co.; born, Sept. 18, 1874, West Richfield, O.; high school and Spencerian Business College; married, Cleveland, Oct. 16, 1896, Emily H. Oviatt; traveling salesman Arnold Wooden Ware Co. eighteen years; elected pres. of company, 1911; member Chamber of Commerce, Cleveland Commercial Travelers, Halcyon Lodge, F. & A. M.; Thatcher Chapter, Forest City Commandery, K....

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Biographical Sketch of Gus. H. Hanna

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Hanna, Gus. H.; born, Cleveland April 7, 1857; son of William F. and Bertha Kochi Hanna; educated in common schools eight years, at Buchtel College, at Akron, O., for two years; married, Cleveland, Jan. 10, 1883, Marie T. Getto; Democrat; iron worker for twenty years; in 1896, elected national vice pres. of the Bridge & Structural Iron Workers of America; in 1899, appointed by John H. Farley, then mayor of Cleveland, to the Street Department, re-appointed by Mayor Tom L. Johnson; in 1901, organized the Street Cleaning Dept., and was placed in charge of the same, continued as supt. until January, 1910, and re-appointed in January, 1912, by Mayor Newton D. Baker; inaugurated the flushing system of street cleaning and holds several valuable U. S. patents covering the same; member of Riverside Lodge, K. of P., also D. O. K. K’s, Eagles and Knights of Maccabees; member Sycamore...

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Biographical Sketch of Orlando Hall

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Hall, Orlando; mngr. of estates; born, Summit county, O., Sept. 28, 1855; son of Orlando and Sophia Towne Hall; educated, private schools, Cleveland Academy, Greylock Institute, Williamstown, Mass.; graduated from Yale in 1877, B. A.; studied law with Judge R. P. Ranney; took a course of law lectures for one year, and completed law studies in Columbia Law School, New York City; admitted to the bar in 1880, and began the practice of law in Cleveland; withdrew from the practice of law to devote time to private interests; owner of large property in Akron, which has been allotted; Republican; member Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Yale and Union, Tavern, Country and Roadside Clubs, Cleveland; University and Yale Clubs, New York...

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Biographical Sketch of Max Hilman

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Hilman, Max; merchant; born in 1875; educated, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; married, St. Louis, Mo., 1906, Helen Schwab; two children; for twelve years, mgr. and vice pres. the Emerson Elm Mfg. Co., St. Louis, Mo.; since 1908, vice pres. and treas. The Lindner Co., Cleveland; vice pres. and treas. The Wadsworth Co., Akron, O.; vice pres. and treas., The Wadsworth Stone Co., Cleveland; and vice pres. The Gruby Co., Logansport, Ind.; member The Chamber of Commerce, the Advertising Club, Oakwood, and City...

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Biographical Sketch of Harley Brownell Gibbs

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Gibbs, Harley Brownell; banker; born in Milan, Erie County, O., March 13, 1849; son of Edward Hanford and Maria Louise Brownell Gibbs; early education in Milan, O.; married, Hudson, Oct. 24, 1878, Miss Emma Johnson; Mrs. Gibbs died in 1894; when 16 years of age, went to work in a grain and commission house in Chicago, Ill.; there six years; came to Cleveland in 1871; served as bookkeeper for the King Bridge Co. until 1875, then elected sec ‘y, and in 1887, became treas. of the Company; resigned in 1907, but still a director of the Company; organized the Lake Shore Banking Co. in 1890; vice pres. of the bank; director the Manly Driving Co., New York; Mason, Tyrian Lodge, F. & A. M., Oriental Commandery, K. P., Lake Erie Consistory S. P. R. S., Al Koran Temple A. A. O. N. M. S.; member Union, Roadside, and Euclid Clubs, The New England Society of Cleveland, Union League Club of Chicago, and the Ohio Society of New...

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Biographical Sketch of Harry C. Gammeter

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Gammeter, Harry C.; inventor; born, Akron, O., Feb. 27, 1870; son of Christian and Anna Mauerhover Gammeter; public school education in Akron and Buchtel College and Case School of Applied Science; married, Oct. 25, 1905, Miss and F. Frye; issue, two children, Electa L. and Harry F.; traveled for seven years studying modern methods of manufacturing; worked for the United Typewriting & Supplies Co.; recognized the need of a duplicating machine for business purposes; became associated with H. C. Osborne, and the Multigraph machine was developed; in 1902, a company was formed; now has 65 offices and employs 600 men; mechanical expert American Multigraphing Co.; stockholder and director the Lake Erie Forging Co.; Republican; Episcopalian; member Chamber of Commerce, Business Men’s Club, Y. M. C. A., Aero Club of America, and pres. The Aero Club of Cleveland; member Engineers and Manufacturers’ Club. Recreations: Out-door Sports, such as Motoring, Yachting, Fishing and...

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Biography of Oliver Denious

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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,...

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Biographical Sketch of Ulysses L. Marvin

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Marvin, Ulysses L.; attorney; born, Stow, Summit County, O., March 14, 1839; son of Ulysses and Elizabeth Bradley Marvin; educated, public schools, Twinsburg Academy, Franklin Institute and private tutor; honorary degree, LL. D., Kenyon College; married, Kent, O., Nov. 21, 1861, Dorena Rockwell; died Nov. 1, 1898; married, second time, Cleveland, Sept. 28, 1901, Carrie Ensign; two sons living, George U. and Francis R.; volunteered Aug. 9, 1862; served till Oct. 4, 1865, private, first lieut., capt. and Major by brevet; was wounded twice in battle; began to teach school at age of 16; principal Kent High School 1861-1862; Judge Probate Court, Summit County, 1870-1876, Judge Court Common Pleas, 4th District, Ohio, 1883; Judge Circuit Court, 8th District of Ohio, 1895 to 1913; Judge Court of Appeals, 8th District of Ohio, 1913; practiced law at Kent, O., from November 1865-1867, and at Akron, O., except while holding office, from November, 1867, to February, 1895; took office then as Judge of Circuit Court; member law firm Marvin, Smart, Marvin & Ford; director Sheriff St. Market House & Storage Co., pres. Windimere Realty Co.; vice pres. Bankers Guarantee & Trust Co., Akron, O., trustee Kenyon College; Gambier, O., trustee Lincoln Memorial Institute; member Theta Lawda Phi...

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Biographical Sketch of Francis J. Peck

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Peck, Francis J.; engineer; born, West Farmington, O., Sept. 7, 1866; son of Dr. Allen Francis and Cordelia A. Fuller Peck; educated, public schools, Cleveland and Warren, O., Hudson Academy, Hudson, O., University of Michigan, Ph. C., B. S., E. M.; married, Elyria, O., Nov. 20, 1901, Caroline Margaret Cramer; one daughter, Helen Dorothy Peck; city chemist, Cleveland; chief engineer and mngr. Francis J. Peck & Co.; mining, chemical and mechanical engineers; director The Universal Community Mausoleum Co., and the Standard Reduction Co.; member American Association for the Advancement of Science, and The National Geographical Society; member Elks, B. P. O. E., No. 18, Commercial Travelers Ass’n, American Institute of Mining Engineers, Canadian Mining Institute, American Society for Testing Materials, Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, Athletic Club, Fraternity Alphi Chi Sigma; father with surgeon with Kit Carson all through the Civil War, with title of major...

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Biographical Sketch of Virgil Corydon Taylor

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Taylor, Virgil Corydon; real estate; born, Twinsburg, O., Aug. 4, 1838; son of Hector and Polly Carter Taylor; educated, public schools and Geauga Seminary; married, June 23, 1863, Marguerite Minerva Sachet; issue, four children, Harriet, now Mrs. F. E. Bunts; Katherine, now Mrs. R. O. Carter; Grace, now Mrs. J. B. Cochran, and Alexander S. Taylor; joined the Union Army in Company 1, 84th O. V. I.; commissioned 1st lieut. and assigned to the Army of the Potomac; business career, entered father’s store, and received general education in mercantile lines; came to Cleverland in 1856; entered the dry goods business, and continued in it till the outbreak of the war; for eight years, cashier of the Farmers’ Bank; in 1873, went into the real estate business; has had an active part in the real estate transactions of “the modern Cleveland”; some years on the old school board of East Cleveland; director Chamber of Commerce; member Loyal Legion, Euclid, and Union Clubs, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Recreations: Hunting and Fishing; spend summers among the Thousand...

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Biographical Sketch of Edward Manoe Herron

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Herron, Edward Manoe; contractor; born, Donegal, Ireland, March 22, 1857; son of George and Margueretta Manoe Herron; educated, National School, Balbiritra, Ireland, and Tanners and Hudsons College, Cleveland, four years; married, Akron, O., Sept. 11, 1883, Matilda Elford Emery; three sons; Independent in politics; member firm of Geo. H. Herron & Co., contracting painters and grainers; was considered one of the best grainers in the United States; chief member of School of the Prophet in Donegal county, Ireland, and member Universal spies for twenty years. Recreation: Hunting, not for game, but for the...

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Biographical Sketch of William Koehl

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Koehl, William; architect; born, Akron, O., Aug. 22, 1883; educated, Parochial School, Akron, O., University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Can., St. Charles College, Elliott City, Md.; married, Cleveland, June 23, 1909, Alma Keidel; two sons, William J. and Thomas F.; received early training in architecture in prominent offices in Akron and Cleveland; for six years previous to entering partnership with A. C. Wolf, was associated with Frank B. Meade; entered into partnership with A. C. Wolf in 1911, remaining until 1913, when he established his own offices in the Park...

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Biographical Sketch of Hermon A. Kelley

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Kelley, Hermon A.; lawyer; born, Kelley’s Island, O., May 15, 1859; son of Alfred Stow and Hannah Farr Kelley; degrees of A. B., A. M., LL. D., Buchtel College, Harvard Law School, Goettingen University (Germany); married, Cleveland, Sept. 3, 1889; Florence Alice Kendall; issue, Virginia Hutchison, Alfred Kendall, Hayward Kendall; member of law firm of Hoyt, Dustin, Kelley, McKeehan & Andrews; at one time first asst. corporation counsel of City of Cleveland; trustee Buchtel College; trustee and sec’y and treas. Cleveland Museum of Art; member Union, Country, University, Euclid, and Chagrin Valley Hunt...

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Biographical Sketch of Alonzo Eugene Hyre

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Hyre, Alonzo Eugene; sec’y The Cleveland Chamber of Industry; born, Basil, O., June 1, 1860; son of Henry Clay and Almedia Ann Poff Hyre; educated, public schools Cambridge City, Ind., Columbus, O., Springfield, O., and Buchtel College, Akron, O., degree B. S.; married, Akron, O., April, 1886, Sarah Emma Cadwallader; issue, two sons, Rexford C. and Raymond E.; owned and edited a Republican newspaper for twelve years; active in Republican politics as delegate to county and state conventions and served upon republican executive committees; appointed cashier of the U. S. Internal Revenue office under McKinley, and served five years; was one of the organizers of The Cleveland Chamber of Industry and has been the sec’y since it was established; member Delta Tau Delta College Fraternity, member a lot of unimportant Clubs. Recreation: Moving Pictures. “The Marvel of the Centuries,” established and published the first College Journal at Buchtel College; began newspaper work in Cleveland, in 1885; owned and published “Vanity Fair” the first publication in Cleveland devoted to art, music, drama and society; owned and published, for many years, “The Cuyahogian,” a weekly newspaper of country...

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