Location: Trumbull 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 Francis Joseph Wing

Wing, Francis Joseph; judge; born North Bloomfield, Trumbull County, O., Sept. 14, 1850; son of Joseph Knowles and Mary (Brown) Wing; educated, Phillips Academy, Andover, and Harvard University, 1868-18i 1; married Mary Brackett Remington, of Cleveland, Sept. 25, 1878; admitted to Ohio bar; asst. United States district attorney, Northern District of Ohio, 1880-1881; judge Court of Common Pleas, Cuyahoga County, O., 1899-1901; United States district judge, Northern District of Ohio, 1901-1905 (resigned); member Delta Kappa...

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas H. Wilson

Wilson, Thomas H.; banker; born, Liberty, Trumbull County, O., Oct. 9, 1841; common school education; married, Youngstown, O., Nov. 10, 1863, Louise Fellows; issue, two sons, Willard and Henry Bliss; in 1860, began as clerk in private bank of Wick Bros. & Co., Youngstown, 0.; came to Cleveland in 1888, as cashier of First National Bank; in 1903 became vice pres. of the First National Bank; trustee and member of Calvary Presbyterian Church; member Chamber of Commerce; regarded as one of the most profound students of banking in Northern...

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Biographical Sketch of James D. Williamson

Williamson, James D.; clergyman; born, Cleveland, March 12, 1849; son of Samuel and Mary E. Tirdale Williamson; educated, Cleveland public schools, Western Reserve College, A. B., Andover and Union Theological Seminaries; honorary degree of D. D. from Western Reserve University; married, Elyria, Aug. 4, 1875, Edith Day Ely; issue, four children; 1875-1884, pastor First Presbyterian Church, Norwalk, 0.; 1885-1888, pastor First Presbyterian Church, Warren, O.; 1888-1901, pastor Beckwith Memorial Presbyterian Church, Cleveland; trustee and pres. Pro Tem Society for Savings; trustee Western Reserve University, Lake Erie College, Hiram House, Goodrich House; member Union, University and Mayfield Country Clubs. Recreation:...

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Biographical Sketch of John J. Sullivan

Sullivan, John J.; attorney; born, New York City, Oct. 25, 1860; son of Daniel J. and Mary (Sheehan) Sullivan; came to Trumbull County, O., at the age of 12; educated, common schools, and Academy at Gustavus, O.; married, Dec. 28, 1886, Warren, O., Olive S. Taylor, daughter of the late Matthew B. Taylor of Warren, O., prominent banker of Warren and former partner of Ex-Gov. Tod and J. V. N. Yates of Cleveland; issue, two daughters, Adaline and Mary Sullivan; Prosecuting Attorney, two terms, Trumbull Co.; State Senator, two terms, Trumbull-Mahoning Senatorial District of Ohio; United States atty. nine years; appointed by President McKinley; re-appointed by President Roosevelt; special counsel to the Atty. General of the United States, in cases vs. The Standard Oil Co.; and National Committeeman for State of Ohio, National Progressive Party; presented, when a member of the Ohio Senate, the names of M. A. Hanna and J. B. Foraker to that body on the occasion of their election to the United States Senate; while U. S. atty., represented the U. S. Government in the prosecution of Cassie Chadwick case, and in the prosecution and conviction of twelve other defendants in National Bank cases; since retiring from official positions, actively engaged in the practice of law; acted as associate counsel for the defense in the acquittal of the wall paper cases of Cleveland, and the insurance...

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Biographical Sketch of Emmet J. Strong

Strong, Emmet J.; hardware; born, Huntsburg, O., Jan. 31, 1862; son of Lyman and Ludia Curtis Strong; educated, public schools and Austinburg; married, June 7, 1893, Lenora Goodwin; issue; two sons, Lester, 17, and Stuart, 9; in 1893, organized The Curtiss Steel Roofing Co., located at Niles, O.; in 1900, reorganized and enlarged the business, moving to Zanesville, O., building a sheet and steel mill, operating under the name of The Muskingum Valley Steel Co.; in 1902, sold out in the above company, and came to Cleveland, purchasing an interest in the J. M. and L. A. Osborn Co.; connected with this firm as vice pres. and director; member Chamber of Commerce, Y. M. C. A., and Hough Avenue Congregational...

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Biographical Sketch of John Warren Taylor

Taylor, John Warren; law and real estate; born, Mecca, O., Nov. 10, 1851; son of William D. and Mary A. Moran Taylor; educated, West Farmington Seminary, University of Michigan, LL. D., 1898; not married; adopted daughter, Mary B. F. Taylor; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1876; practiced in Warren, O., until 1884; resident of Cleveland since 1884; pres. and treas. The Taylor Land & Improvement Co.; pres. and treas. The Taylor Realty & Investment Co.; director Land Title Abstract Co.; director Cleveland Real Estate Board; member Euclid, and Colonial Clubs, Cleverland; Detroit Country Club, Detroit, Mich.; Ohio Society of New...

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Biographical Sketch of Jasper Holmes Sheadle

Sheadle, Jasper Holmes; Iron ore and lake transportation; born, New Bedford, Pa.; son of Obediah and Sarah Barnheisel Sheadle; educated, public schools and Hiram College; married, New York, Kate Buckingham; Republican; joined his father in banking business, in Girard, O.; two years teller of the Girard Savings Bank; at the age of 22 became asst. cashier Second National Bank, Youngstown, O.; left the banking business, and went to New York City, as supt. of laying of gas mains for Standard Gas-Light Co.; 1888, became sec’y of the Mahoning Valley Iron Manufacturers Ass’n, in 1890, became sec’y’ for The Cleveland Cliffs Iron Co.; in charge of ore sales and lake transportation; which business affiliation he continues to hold in connection with other allied interests; sec’y Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co.; vice pres. Cleveland Iron Mining Co.; director Grand Island S. S. Co., Hanna Transit Co., Miller Transit Co., Cleveland Trust Co., National Commercial Bank; sec’y and director S. S. Hopkins Co.; vice pres. Presque Isle Transportation Co., and Lake Carriers Ass’n; member American Iron & Steel Institute and American Institute of Mining Engineers; member Union, Mayfield Country, Church and Rowfant...

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Biographical Sketch of Solon L. Severance

Severance, Solon L.; banker; born, Cleveland, Sept. 8, 1834; son of Solomon Lewis and Mary H. Long Severance; educated in district and private schools; married, Kinsman, O. Oct. 10, 1860, Emily C. Allen; issue, three children; Julia, now Mrs. B. L. Millikin; Prof. Allen D. Severance, and Miss Mary Severance; one of the organizers of the Euclid Ave. National Bank; its first cashier and last pres.; later it became the Euclid Park, and later the First National Bank; still interested in the banking business; member Union Club, Chamber of Commerce, Second Presbyterian Church. Recreation: Travel, twice visited China and Japan, and voyaged round the...

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Biographical Sketch of Lucius M. Sigler

Sigler, Lucius M.; jeweler; born, Trumbull County, O.; son of Gilbert and Lorinda Tyrell Sigler; educated, Oberlin College; married, Trumbull County, O., Alice L. Silliman; issue, one son, Gilbert L. Sigler; in February, 1874, began business in Cleveland, forming a partnership with Chas. E. Sumner in the wholesale jewelry business; in May, 1875, bought Mr. Summer’s interest, and continued the business under the name of L. M. Sigler, until January, 1878, when Urial R. Sigler, a brother, came into the business, and the firm name was changed to Sigler Bros., which business was incorporated in 1895, as The Sigler Bros. Co.; pres. the Sigler Bros. Co.; member Cleveland City Lodge, F. & A. M.; Cleveland Chapter, Holyrood Commandery, Scottish Rite, Al Koran Temple; member Colonial, and Athletic...

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Biographical Sketch of Gilbert Lee Sigler

Sigler, Gilbert Lee; merchant; born, Fowler, O., Feb. 28, 1874; son of Lucius M. and Alice L. Silliman Sigler; educated, Cleveland public schools and Case School of Applied Science; graduated, 1896; married, Cleveland, Oct. 6, 1897, Sarah Louisa Martin; issue, four children; treas. The Sigler Bros. Co.; member Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, Athletic, Automobile, and Country Clubs; children’s birth record, Gilbert Lee Sigler, born Sept. 3, 1899; Lucius Martin Sigler, born June 28, 1903; John Martin Sigler, born March 2, 1911; Gilbert Martin Sigler, born Sept. 30,...

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Biographical Sketch of Nicholas Pfeil

Pfeil, Nicholas; rector St. Peter’s Church; born, Cleveland, Nov. 4, 1859; son of Lawrence and Frances Reinhart Pfeil; educated, St. Mary’s and St. Stephen’s Parochial schools, Canisius College, Buffalo, N. Y., B. A., St. Mary’s Theological Seminary, Cleveland, Ohio; graduated at Canisius College, June, 1878; entered St. Mary’s Theological Seminary, September, 1878; was ordained to the Priesthood, July 1, 1883, at a little over 23 years of age; appointed pastor of St. Patrick’s Church, Hubbard, O., August, 1883; transferred to Holy Trinity Church, March 2, 1884; appointed irremovable rector of St. Peter’s Church, Cleveland, May 9, 1897; director of the Holy Childhood Society for the Diocese of Ohio; visited the British Isles, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and Holland in 1895; second visit to Europe in 1903; made a trip to the Holy Land in the fall of 1908; gave an account of his travels in Catholic Universe and the Stimme der Wahrheit, beside a knowledge of the classical languages, possesses a thorough acquaintance with English and German; parents immigrated from Baden in 1874, and belonged to the pioneers of...

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Stanley, Mary E. – Obituary

Joseph, Oregon Born in Newton Falls, OH, April 20, 1841 five years before the beginning of the Mexican war, she still retained faint recollections of those long ago times. Her girlhood was spent in front of the fire place, before the stove, the lamp or sewing machine were heard of. In the year 1868 at the age of 27 years, Mary E. Strock was united in marriage to James J. Stanley, a veteran of the Civil war. A year later they became residents of Gold Hill, Boulder County, Colorado. Here her two children were born. In 1883 the family came to Oregon making the trip from Colorado by team and wagon. They live a short time on Prairie Creek, moving into the village of Joseph in 1884. Here Mrs. Stanley has since resided having been a continuous resident of Joseph nearly 43 years. Her daughter, now Mrs. G.M. Cannon and son Charles N. Stanley, set type on the first issues of the Chieftain at that time published in Joseph. Mrs. Stanley was laid away in her wedding dress fashioned and made by her mother nearly 60-years ago. For years she had lived her quiet kindly life, pursuing her way untouched by the passing world. In death she was clothed in the quaint loveliness in which she had lived. Ripe in age, wisdom and character, her passing is mourned by...

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Stanley, James Jacob – Obituary

Pioneer James Jacob Stanley Joseph, Oregon A pioneer of this country before Wallowa county had a separate political existence, entrusted frequently with the duties and responsibilities of public office by his fellows, a prominent figure in the county to-day, and one who has assisted materially in up building the same and in its substantial advancement, the subject of this sketch is deserving of especial mention. Since also he is one of those brave and self-sacrificing men who left home and loved ones for the field of bloodshed and carnage of war, when the flag of freedom was attacked by the minions of treason, and there he continued to do intrepid and faithful service in deeds of valor until the last gun was fired and the last attack repulsed, never more to rise in the face of the onward movement of enlightenment and civilization and good government. James J. was born in Trumbull Co., OH in 1840, being the son of James and Susannah (Miller) Stanley, natives respectively of PA and VA. Who settled in OH while it was under the domination of the Indians. The father had Indian children as playmates when he was a child. His mother, the grandmother of our subject, carried her son to OH on horseback as early as 1802, and this worthy lady was one who had endured great hardships during the time of...

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