Location: Townsend Ohio

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 David H. Humphrey

Humphrey, David H.; gen. mgr. The Humphrey Co.; born, Townsend, O., June 5, 1855; son of Dudley and Mabel Truman Fay Humphrey; educated in the district schools; spent years in farming and was engaged in business with his brothers before coming to Cleveland; since coming to the city has spent his time in developing the business of The Humphrey Co., and has had a large part in the remarkable success of the enterprise; his father came to Ohio in 1835, from Goshen, Conn., his birthplace; he located in Parma, O.; was engaged with his brother in the lumber business; he removed to Townsend, Huron county, where he purchased a large tract of land and engaged in the saw mill business, erecting over forty saw mills in the western States; he was the inventor and patentee of the woven wire and picket fence, which was patented in 1867. Recreation: Reading and a student of...

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Biographical Sketch of Edward Martin Quinn

Quinn, Edward Martin; cigar merchant; born, Townsend Township, Sandusky County, Ohio, June 8, 1863; son of Arthur and Julia Ryan Quinn; district school education; commercial training in retail cigar store of his brother, J. R. Quinn, Cleveland; married, Cleveland, June 3, 1903, Lottie May Fike; one son, John Ryan, born, March 7, 1904; formed partnership with F. R. Harris; firm name Quinn & Harris, cigar dealers, Hollenden Hotel. Recreations: Hunting and...

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