Location: Summit County OH

Biographical Sketch of William Henry Hunt

Hunt, William Henry; Iife insurance; born, Warren, O., Jan. 28, 1868; son of William B. and Rabecca Myers Hunt; public school education; married, Akron, O., Oct. 15, 1912, Mary: Fairchild Sanford; chairman committee on Municipal Art and Architecture, Chamber of Commerce; member Wholesale Merchants’ and Manufacturers Board; for a number of years vice pres. of the Hydraulic Press Brick Co.; member of the executive committee of the National Brick Manufacturers Ass’n and became pres. in 1901-1902; pres. the Ohio Face Brick Ass’n, 1907-1908; four years pres. of the Builders’ Exchange, now an honorary member; two years director Cleveland Chamber of Commerce; since 1909 have been pres. of the Cleveland Life Insurance Co.; trustee and treas. St. Lukes’ Hospital Ass’n; trustee Hiram House; director Workingmen’s Collateral Loan Ass’n; life member Associated Charities and a member of the finance committee; in 1910 pres. the Cuyahoga County Centennial Commission; vice pres. the Civil Federation of Cleveland; vice pres. for the Society for Promoting the Interests of the Blind; member City Planning Commission of Cleveland and Aquarium Commission; member Union, Euclid, Mayfield, Rowfant and Athletic Clubs. Recreations: Travel and “The Hemlocks”; his summer home at Independence,...

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Biographical Sketch of Dudley S. Humphrey

Humphrey, Dudley S.; pros. The Humphrey Co.; born; Townsend, O., May 19, 1852; son of Dudley Sherman and Mabel Truman Fay Humphrey; educated, district schools and Buchtel College; married, Wakeman, 0., Sept. 3, 1879, Effie D. Shannon; issue, Mabel Elizabeth, born June 12, 1880, Harvey John, born Jan. 7, 1884, and H. Louise, born June 9, 1898; after leaving school worked on his father’s farm and engaged in other business interests until his father died in 1876, when with his brothers assumed the management of the estate; in 1884, was engaged with his brothers under the firm name of Humphrey Bros., seed growers, Wakeman, O.; in June, 1893, came to Cleveland and began the popping and retailing of popcorn without any capital; later engaged in making pull candy; in 1901, secured Euclid Beach Park which firm has operated ever since, making it the largest, cleanest, best patronized, and best paying summer resort in the country; in the autumn of 1907, firm built and opened the Elysium Rink, at University Circle; this is the largest and finest ice rink in the United States; pres. The Humphrey Co.; Mabel Elizabeth Humphrey is second vice pres.; Mrs. D. S. Humphrey is see ‘v and treas. of the company; Harvey John is asst. treas., and H. Louise, is the youngest member of the firm; treas. Ohio Good Roads Ass’n; good roads are his...

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Biographical Sketch of John Christian Ulmer

Ulmer, John Christian; manfr.; born, Wurttenberg, Germany, Dec. 26, 1862; son of Christian and Ann Maria Klein Ulmer; educated in Germany and the Cuyahoga Falls, O., High School; started in the machinist trade, jobbing and marine engine building, but mostly tool-making and foreman until 1893; started a business for the repairing of engineering, surveying and scientific instruments; in 1895, began the manufacture of same, incorporated 1906, as the J. C. Ulmer Co.; since 1896, the “Ulmer” instruments have been extensively used in the laying out of the Cleveland park system, water tunnels, sewers, track elevations, and many public and private enterprises in the city, as well as in many other cities, colleges and private corporations; railroads, as well as the U. S. Government, are owners of “Ulmer” transits and levels, which are built to stand upon their merits and are giving universal satisfaction wherever used; the company also manufacturers the “Lucaschain Tapes,” which are unsurpassed for accuracy and quality, over 75,000 feet being in use by the government in the Philippine Islands, and many times more than that in North and South America; pros. and treas. The J. C. Ulmer Co.; manfr. scientific instruments; member Cleveland Engineering Society, and of all the different Masonic bodies, and the Knights of Pythias, and the Y. M. C. A. Recreations: Hunting, Fishing, Boating and Photography; is one of the very few instrument...

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Biographical Sketch of Dr. Harris R. C. Wilson

Wilson, Harris R. C.Dr.; D. D. S.; born, Painesville, O., Sept. 7, 1881; son of George H. and Kittle Cooley Wilson; educated, Painesville and Cleveland graded schools, Western Reserve Academy at Hudson, Hiram College, Western Reserve University Dental School; married, Ravenna, June 20, 1908, Mabel Rogers; issue, Kathryn, Roger, Georgetta; member National Dental Ass’n, Ohio State Dental Society, Cleveland Dental Society, Northern Ohio Dental Ass’n; recording sec’y Cleveland Dental Society, 1913; member Clifton...

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Biographical Sketch of Frederick Clayton Waite

Waite, Frederick Clayton; college prof.; born, Hudson, O., May 24, 1870; son of Nelson and Cynthia (Post) Waite; graduate Western Reserve Academy, Hudson, 1888; B. Litt., Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1892, A. M., 1894; A. M., Harvard, 1896, Ph. D., 1898; unmarried; asst. in biology, Western Reserve, 1892-1895; Morgan fellow, 1896-1897; demonstrator zoology, 1907.1908; Harvard, instructor biology, high schools, New York, 1898-1900; New York University, 1899-1900; asst. in anatomy, Rush Medical College, Chicago, 1900-1901; asst. prof. histology and embryology, 1901-1904; asso. prof., 1904-1906, prof., 1906-; sec’y of faculty, 1907-; Western Reserve University; fellow A. A. A. S.; member Association American Anatomists, American Society Naturalists, American Society Zoologists, American Microscopic Society, Boston Society Natural History, Ohio Academy Sciences, Cleveland Academy Medicine; asso. member A. M. A.; vice pres. Association American Medical Colleges, 1905-1906; member Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha. Club:...

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Biographical Sketch of John Whittlesey Walton

Walton, John Whittlesey; merchant and mfgr.; born Salisbury, Litchfield County, Conn., Jan. 15, 1845; son of Lucius Clark and Mary Vesta (Whittlesey) Walton; removed in early life to Tallmadge, Summit County, O.; educated, public school and Tallmadge Academy, graduated, 1864, Eastman’s Business College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; married, Cleveland, Oct. 6, 1869, L. A. Lyman; issue, one son and two daughters, Edwin A. Walton (Detroit, Mich.), Ethelwyne, now Mrs. William O. Osborn, Cleveland, Florence L., now Mrs. Frank Gill Dorr, Buffalo, N. Y.; married Gertrude Louise Hutchinson, Madison, Ind.; issue, three daughters, Gertrude Letitia, Margaret, Gladys; clerked first in retail and hardware store; bookkeeper packing house, 1869-1870; with brother-in-law founded vessel supply house of Upson & Walton, 1871; incorporated 22 years later and now has worldwide relations; treas. Upson-Walton Co., and Cleveland. Block Co., manufactures tackle blocks; member Ohio Society of Mayflower Descendants; Western Reserve Society Sons of American Revolution, American Academy of Political and Social Science; Western Reserve Historical Society, Rowfant and Philosophical Clubs; trustee Workingmen’s Collateral Loan Ass ‘n; trustee and treas. Cleveland Associated Charities; has made a special study of sociology; has given a large collection of books on that subject to Cleveland Public Library; private library particularly strong in history and French literature, having made a special study of French language; family history includes descent from three Revolutionary officers and from Gov. William Bradford of the...

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Biographical Sketch of John George Spenzer

Spenzer, John George; physician-chemist; born, Cleveland, Sept. 6, 1864; son of Peter I. and Mary T. Molloy Spenser; educated, Cleveland public and private schools, Adelbert College, Western Reserve Medical College, M. D. 1884; University of Strassburg, Germany, Ph. D., 1893; F. C. S., London, 1894 married, Cuyahoga Falls, O., June 15, 1898, Minnie Elizabeth Kittelberger; one son and one daughter; some fifty scientific papers, of pharmacal, chemical, toxicologic, pharmacologic and crystallographic interest from 1881; asst. in chemistry, Western Reserve Medical College, 1880-1884; at same time lecturer in chemistry in 1880-1884; asst. in chemistry and mineralogy, Adelbert College, M. D., Western Reserve, 1884; instructor in pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, Medical Dept., Western Reserve University, 1894-1896; same years professor of chemistry, Dental Dept., same University; professor of general and medical chemistry and pharmacology, Medical Dept., Ohio Wesleyan University, 1896-1910; Paris, 1894; Berne, 1895; Sasso. prof. of legal chemistry, Medical Dept., Western Reserve University, 1910-1912; in 1912, asso. prof., same University, of legal chemistry and medical jurisprudence; also prof. of chemistry at Reserve School of Pharmacy in 1912; member Philomatic Society of Alsace, Germany; German Chemical Society; Fellow English Chemical Society and American Association for the Advancement of Science; honorary member Ohio Pharmaceutical Ass’n, Cleveland Pharmaceutical Assn; member Cleveland Chemical Society, Cleveland Academy of Medicine, Ohio State Medical Society, and American Medical...

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Biographical Sketch of Arthur Adelbert Stearns

Stearns, Arthur Adelbert; attorney; born, Olmsted, O., July 18, 1858; son of Edmund and Anna J. Marsh Stearns; educated, Buchtel College, A. B. A. M., honorary degree LL. D., Harvard Law School; issue, three children; business connections, 1884-1890, Stearns & Kelley; 1902-1904, Stearns & Chamberlain; 1904-1909, Carr, Stearns, Chamberlain & Royon; 1909, Stearns, Chamberlain & Royon; sec’y Cleveland Bar Ass’n, 1890 to 1898; 1905, pres. Cleveland Bar Ass’n; trustee Buchtel College; member Chamber of Commerce and Union Club. Author of “Stearns on Suretyship” (1903), “Annotated Cases on Suretyship”...

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Biographical Sketch of Alfred George Tame

Tame, Alfred George; treas. Cleveland Trust Co.; born, Cleverland, Feb. 7, 1869; son of A. F. and Ellen Latimer Tame; educated in the public schools, and Buchtel College, Akron, 0.; graduated in 1890, B. S. degree; married, 1894, Clara Armstrong of Norwalk, O.; issue, four children; after finishing college, did journalistic work in Akron and Cleveland; in 1893, began as bookkeeper for the Old Arcade Bank; remained with the bank until it became the Euclid Ave. Trust Co.; was sec’y and treas. at the time of its failure in 1902; went with the Cleveland Trust Co., and after a few months, became asst. sec’y and treas.; in 1906, elected treas. of the Cleveland Trust Co.; veteran member of Troop A; Republican; member Hermit, University, and Union Clubs, and the Chamber of...

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Biographical Sketch of James William Rattle

Rattle, James William; mining engineer; born, Cuyahoga Falls, 0., Sept. 6, 1852; son of William and Elizabeth Goodwin Gaylord Rattle; educated, Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University; married, Cleveland, Aug. 9, 1877 Julia Cary, issue, William Rattle and Elizabeth Goodwin Rattle; Republican; mining engineer since 1874; examined properties in Russia, Alaska, South America, Cuba, New Foundland, Canada, and all states in the United States; opened office in Cleveland in 1874, as an analytical chemist and mining engineer; firm names Judson & Rattle. Rattle & Nye, W. J. Rattle & Son; member Institute Mining Engineers, N. Y., and Chemist Club, N. Y.; 32nd degree Mason; member Union...

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Biographical Sketch of H. S. Odbert

Odbert, H. S.; coal business; born, Youngstown, O., Aug. 18, 1875; first business experience, Akron, O., in the retail coal concern of Odbert & Roseman, 1889; with the Starret Bros. Construction Interests, 1892-1898; with the exception of 1893, which year was spent in the coal mines of his father; 1898, to date has been affiliated with The H. S. Odbert Coal Co., and various mining interests, with which the firm is concerned; in 1910, upon the death of his father, was elected pres. of the company; member Chamber of Commerce, Athletic, Keswick Golf, and Automobile...

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Zelten, Walter Jr. – Obituary

Walt was born in Akron, OH on Feb. 5, 1930 to Bessie and Walt Zelten Sr. and passed away on May 26, 1997. Along with his family at age 12, he moved to the Tacoma area in the summer of 1942. He completed his elementary education in Akron, and attended Gault Jr. High and Lincoln High School here in Tacoma. After school, he was stationed in Korea with the Army during that war. He was a lifetime member with the Ray C. Roberts VFW Post #969. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Polly P. Todd Humiston of Hudson OH

HUMISTON, Polly P. Todd6, (Justus Lyman5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born July 22, 1789, died Aug. 1, 1880, married Caleb Humiston of North Haven, Conn. They removed to Great Barrington, Mass., thence to Hudson, Ohio, where both died and were buried. She was a woman of strong intellect. Children: I. George Lyman, b. April 3, 1808, d. April 3, 1877. II. Jared Laurens, b. May 18, 1810, d. Oct. 18, 1896. III. John Willis, b. Sept. 29, 1812, d. May 16, 1891. IV. Loyal Porter, b. March 18, 1814, d. July 25, 1814. V. Jane Elizabeth, b. Sept. 6, 1816, d. May 20, 1891. VI. Loyal Francis, b. Feb. 11, 1819, d. Aug. 24, 1890. VII. Ransom Franklin, b. July 29, 1821, d. April 4, 1889. VIII. Henry Dwight, b. April 12, 1824, he lived in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1913, d. March 25, 1919. IX. Edwin Ray, b. May 6, 1827, d. March 24, 1913. X. Emily Susana, b. Aug. 1,...

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Biographical Sketch of Andrew Lytle

Andrew Lytle, deceased, was born in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, in 1812. His parents moved to Akron, Ohio, when he was a small boy. At the age of twenty-one years he went back to Pennsylvania and married Hannah Hull. This lady was the daughter of Abner and Martha (Skinner) Hull, natives respectively of Pennsylvania and Connecticut. In 1834, two years after his marriage, he moved to Portage County, Ohio. Next he moved to Bidwell County, Missouri, and two years later to Nauvoo, Illinois. From the latter place he removed to Salt Lake, where he remained several years. In 1850 he came to California and was one of the first settlers at San Bernardino. Ile was a blacksmith by trade and followed that business for several years. He owned some fine land and was very successful. At one time he was mayor of San Bernardino, and has held various offices of public trust. He had eight children: Olive, now Mrs. Amasa Mariam; Serena E., now Mrs. Lacy Stilson; Heber John, who married Sarah McCrary; La Fayette, married Sophronia Parker; Mariette, wife of Harley Swarthout; Charles Loran, Lyman Melvin and Orissa. Mr. Lytle died in 1870, and his widow resides at the old home on Third Street near the Santa Fe depot, in San...

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Miscoe, Stephen John – Obituary

Halfway, Oregon Stephen John Miscoe, 59, of Seaside, a former Halfway resident, died June 11, 2002, at his home. A Celebration of Life service will be scheduled later at Halfway. Steve was born on Nov. 23, 1942, at Akron, Ohio, to Michael James Miscoe Sr. and June Leone McMullen Miscoe. He grew up and attended school at Seaside and later served in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. He worked as a long-haul truck driver and a heavy equipment operator. He also worked as an underwater welder on the Astoria Bridge and was a crew member on the Salvage Chief. Steve had lived in Halfway since the early 1980s and returned to Seaside in 2000 to care for his mother. He enjoyed horses, hunting and the outdoors. He was a volunteer member of the Halfway and Seaside fire departments. Survivors include his mother, June Miscoe of Seaside; his brother, Michael Miscoe of Yachats; his sister, Mary Lee Mathers of Albuquerque, N.M.; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 21, 2002 Transcribed by: Belva...

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