Location: Tuscarawas County OH

Biography of Joseph Kennedy Hudson, General

Gen. Joseph Kennedy Hudson. One of the ablest soldiers of Kansas and most determined fighter for the free-state movement, the late General Hudson will have a lasting fame not only for what he did in the trying years of Kansas’ youth, but also as founder and for many years editor of the Topeka Capital. It was his resourcefulness as a practical newspaper man and his wonderful ability as an editor and molder of public opinion that gave the Capital its wide influence and standing as a journal, and the history of the Kansas Press had no more notable figure than Joseph Kennedy Hudson. It is not the purpose of this article to describe in detail the history of the Topeka Capital. That belongs to other pages. But something should be said of General Hudson’s personal relations with that journal and also of his ability and personality as an editor. It was in 1873 that he purchased the Kansas Farmer and moved it from Leavenworth to Topeka. He continued to edit and publish this paper until 1879. In March of the latter year he began the publication of the Topeka Daily Capital, now owned by Governor Capper. To the task of making a metropolitan daily paper with at least a state wide influence, General Hudson brought keen foresight, rare judgment, magnificent courage and a fund of energy and endurance that...

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Biographical Sketch of Henry C. Muckley

Muckley, Henry C.; asst. supt. of instruction, Cleveland Public Schools; born, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, Sept. 28, 1850; educated, public schools and Oberlin College, degree of A. M., from Hiram College, 1896; taught school in Tuscarawas and Stark Counties, until 1872; then in the village schools of Mt. Union for one year; moved to Youngstown, and was principal of the grammar schools until 1884; then in Rayen High School one year; came to Cleveland in 1885 and taught physics in Central High School eight years; in 1893, appointed supervisor of the Cleveland Schools; appointed second asst. supt. of schools in 1901; and first asst. in 1902; member State and National Educational Associations; Republican; member Disciple...

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Biographical Sketch of Edward W. Moore

Moore, Edward W.; capitalist; born at Canal Dover, Ohio, July 1, 1864; son of Philip and Abby Moore; common school education; married Louise Chamberlain, of Cleveland, Oct. 28, 1891; began as office boy, Everett, Weddell & Co., bankers, Cleveland, 1880; clerk cashier’s office, Nickel Plate R. R., 1883-1888; with East End Bank, Cleveland, 1888-1890; one of organizers, 1891, sec’y and treas., 1891-1899, vice pres., 1900-1901, Dime Savings & Banking Co.; resigned; one of the organizers, 1901, Western Reserve Trust Co. (vice pres.); pres. Lake Shore Electric Ry. Co.; member Everett-Moore Syndicate; director in numerous electric and telephone companies in and around Cleveland, Toledo and Detroit; Republican; Presbyterian. Clubs: Union, Athletic, Country, Euclid (Cleveland), Detroit (Detroit), Toledo (Toledo), Metropolitan, Lawyers (New...

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Hall, Gene W. – Obituary

Lostine, Oregon Eugene Walter Hall passed away at his home in Lostine, Oregon, Tuesday evening, November 30, 1926, at 6 o’clock, after a lingering illness of several months. He was born in Bellevue, Ohio, December 19, 1872, and lacked but 18 days of being 54 years old. In 1897, he was married to Belle Alexander, of Rockford, Ohio, to which union was born one child. This home life was early broken into by the death of his wife, and with his little daughter he came to Oregon, where his parents and sisters resided. Here he lived the remainder of his life: 21 years being spent in the public schools of Oregon. Five years previous he taught in Ohio schools. On January 8, 1910 he married Sarah (Sadie) Bruce Womack, of Lostine, Oregon, who, with one daughter, survives him. A little daughter, Neola fern, brightened the home for one short year. Mr. Hall was a man of strong character, never seeking publicity, but ready to assist where he felt he was needed. His influence was deep and far reaching, as was proved through the last weeks of his illness, by many letters and flowers from former pupils, teachers and friends. His great fortitude was apparent from the time he learned of his incurable condition, and the maximum length of his life. He immediately began to make his arrangement’s so as...

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Drake, Eliza Hester Cunning – Obituary

Eliza Hester Cunning, daughter of Richard and Julian (Swagler) Cunning was born in Ragersville, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, on March 21, 1846. She passed away at her home on Des Moines Street, Brooklyn, Iowa on January 27, 1929. Mrs. Drake came to Brooklyn from her childhood home in Ohio when a girl of sixteen. Since then she has lived continuously in or near Brooklyn. She experienced all the privations and hardships to which the pioneers of this community fell heir. Like a true pioneer, she has always displayed a courageous spirit, and a wonderful fortitude in time of stress or trouble. At the time of her death, she was one of the oldest pioneers in Brooklyn and held the longest membership on the roll of Grace M. E. Church, having united with the church in March 1864. She was the last charter member of the church. She was united in marriage with Charles A. Drake on Nov. 23, 1865. They lived on their farms in Bear Creek and Madison Townships until March 1900 when they removed to her late home in Brooklyn. They were the parents of ten children, four of whom survive, Mrs. Wesley Crawford, J. A. Drake, Florence and May all of Brooklyn. No one but a mother can realize the weary hours, the sleepless nights, the sacrifices it meant to rear a family of small children under...

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Biography of William Colfax Markham

William Colfax Markham, son of the late Dr. L. A. Markham and younger brother of Dean Markham of Baker University, is a Kansas man distinguished by exceptional talents and a versatile ability which have caused him to be referred to as editor, poet, playwright and enterprising citizen. He was born at Bolivar, Ohio, September 10, 1868, and he spent his youth in the various places where his father was engaged in his ministerial labors. For three years he was a student in Baldwin University at Berea, Ohio, and in 1886 he moved with his parents to Missouri and subsequently entered Baker University at Baldwin, Kansas, where he was graduated A. B. in 1891. During the six years he spent in college his entire allowance was only $400, and he supplemented this by working as a janitor and at other sources of profitable employment. Mr. Markham was very prominent at Baker, and became founder of the class organization, the House of Hanover. This organization had been perpetuated at Baker to the present time. He also founded the Alpha Omega fraternity, which eventually became part of the Delta Tau Delta. He had the distinction of having been initiated by the Karnea at Cleveland, Ohio, when the Alpha Omega was incorporated in the Delta Tau Delta. Immediately after graduating from Baker Mr. Markham went to Lamar, Colorado, where he was employed a...

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