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Biographical Sketch of George Humphrey Burrows

Burrows, George Humphrey; lawyer; born, Wakeman, O., May 18, 1863; son of Asa W. and Nancy Ann Humphrey Burrows; educated in Cleveland public schools and Riverside Seminary, Wellsville, N. Y.; married, Cleveland, April 5, 1885, Ida Bell Folliett; issue, Ethel Ida, G. Howard; sec’y Cleveland Coal Exchange, 1885-1886; sec’y Merchant’s and Manufacturer’s Exchange, 1887-1897; practiced law from 1893; sec’y and gen’l mgr. Cleveland Farm Development Co.; sec’y and director Chagrin River Land & Investment Co.; pres. and director the Geo. H. Burrows Development Co.; member firm of Burrows, Kraus &...

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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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George Todd of Wakeman OH

George Todd7, (Joel6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born in North Haven, Conn., Sept. 25, 1810, died in Wakeman, Ohio, April 6, 1853, married Aug. 28, 1834, Betsey, daughter of Phillaman and Mehitabel (Sacket) Pierpont, died Jan. 2, 1894, in Wakeman, Ohio. Mr. Todd with his wife moved to Ohio, leaving North Haven, Conn., Oct. 26, 1837. He went by the way of Albany, Buffalo and Lake Erie, and landed at Huron, Ohio, Nov. 11, 1837. The following winter they spent with Moses Todd, who was his uncle, and who lived in Vermillion, Ohio. On April 30, 1838, they settled on a farm in Wakeman, Huron County, O., at a point two and one half miles east by south of Wakeman village and which in later years was known as “Todd’s Corners.” Children: 1199. Merritt Edwin, b. May 17, 1836, d. April 24, 1837. *1200. Edgar Merritt, b. Dec. 14, 1838. *1201. Edwin Dennis, b. Dec. 20, 1841. *1202. Ellen Georgiana, b. Nov. 3,...

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Kneeland Todd of Florence OH

Kneeland Todd7, (Moses6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 18, 1808, in Newtown, Conn., died April 24, 1883, married April 24, 1836, Julia Booth, a sister of his brother Isaac’s wife. She was born July 22, 1808, died March 11, 1895. Mr. Todd was one of the early pioneers of Wakeman, Ohio, where he arrived in 1833. He shared the privations of early pioneer life with his twin brother for three years, when he returned to Conn. and there married Julia Booth, of Woodbury, Conn. It is a singular coincident that his marriage and death, also the death of his son Albert, took place in the same month and the same day of the month. Soon after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Todd returned to Ohio and settled in Wakeman. In 1845 they removed from Wakeman to Florence, Ohio, where he died. He was a man of sound judgment and good principles, kind and affectionate as a husband and father and a good neighbor. He aimed to live uprightly, was honest and just in his dealings. In his pursuit of agriculture and horticulture he was always thorough and practical, which combined with perseverance and industry brought him success and competence, though for fifty years he was physically weak. Politically, morally, and religiously, his guiding star was the RIGHT, and he rejoiced in every good work. In the old...

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Isaac Todd of Wakeman OH

Isaac Todd7, (Moses6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 18, 1808, possibly in Newtown, Conn., died July 17, 1890, in Wakeman, Ohio, married June 13, 1830, Fanny Booth, who was born Oct. 26, 1805, died Sept. 28, 1887, in Wakeman, Ohio. The following sketch is taken from a History of Huron County, Ohio. “In the year 1827 Isaac Todd, then a young man of 18 came into the township and the year following bought the farm where he now lives. There was no improvement east of him at that time. In 1830 he married Fanny Booth. Mr. Todd seems to have had a hard struggle of it in the Wakeman woods. For some time after his marriage he was destitute of boots or shoes and in attending church his wife would wear her everyday shoes carrying her Sunday best until near the church, when she would take them off for her husband to wear and put on her best ones. Afterwards, when he became able to own a yoke of oxen, they rode to church on a sled the year round.” The above incidents prove very conclusively their devotion to their church. He built his first log house in the midst of an almost boundless forest through which there was no road or path save that indicated by glazed trees. When a road was built some years later,...

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Ellen Georgiana Todd Irvine of Wakeman OH

IRVINE, Ellen Georgiana Todd8, (George7, Joel6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 3, 1848, at the old homestead in Wakeman, O., married Rev. Edward Duncombe Irvine, who died Dec. 15, 1906. She is living now (1920) in Wakeman, O. Children: I. George Todd, b. Oct. 25, 1876, m. June 18, 1919, Mrs. Millie Gibson Mahon, a daughter of one of the early residents of Boonville, Mo. He is at the head of the department of mathematics in Kemper Military School in Boonville, Mo., and also a director in the corporation which conducts the school. II. Pierpont Edwards, b. Sept. 12, 1882; he is a chemical engineer and at the present time (1920) is General Superintendent of construction for the St. Louis Coke and Chemical Company, who are erecting a large plant at Granite City, Ill. The piant consists of a blast furnace and eighty of “Roberts” flueless by-product coke ovens. This oven is the latest development in by-product coke ovens and cokes coal which formerly had been considered not suitable for cooking purposes. III. Silva Grace, b. Nov. 13, 1884, d. Jan. 24,...

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Edgar Merritt Todd of Wakeman OH

Edgar Merritt Todd8, (George7, Joel6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 14, 1838, died July 27, 1907, at the old homestead in Wakeman, O., married March 3, 1870, Julia, daughter of Edwin and Emeline Augusta (Hervey) Hanford. He was a veteran of the civil war, having enlisted and served in the body of men which were mobilized as the result of President Lincoln’s first call for volunteers and later became known as the hundred day men. He was a volunteer from Ohio. He was a farmer and lived all his life in Wakeman, Ohio. They did not have any children of their own but adopted one boy. Child: *1901. Clyde Lorenzo, b. March 25,...

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Edwin Dennis Todd of Wakeman OH

Edwin Dennis Todd8, (George7, Joel6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 20, 1841, in Wakeman, O., married Nov. 25, 1869, Amelia Arabella, daughter of Hiram and Sarah (Knowls) Bates, who died Jan. 18, 1903. The early part of his life was spent on part of the old homestead, but later moved into Wakeman village where he is now (1920) living. They did not have children of their own, but adopted two, a boy and a girl. Children: (adopted) *1902. George Ammonds, b. July 21, 1876. *1903. Amie Templeton, b. Aug. 7,...

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Seth Henry Todd of Wakeman OH

Seth Henry Todd8, (Isaac7, Moses6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 23, 1833, in Wakeman, Ohio, died May 2, 1914, in Wakeman, O., married March 18, 1860, Martha Elizabeth, daughter of Cyrus and Mary Ann (Burrill) Strong, who was born Aug., 1836. He was a farmer and stock raiser all his life. He attended Oberlin College; was a lecturer at Farmer’s Institutes; was president of the Wakeman Bank from the time of its foundation in 1892, until his death. The following is Mr. Todd’s obituary: Seth Henry Todd was a pioneer child, born Nov. 22, 1833, in the early days of the settlement of the Western Reserve. He lived his entire life, in Wakeman, Ohio, with the exception of eighteen months, which was spent near Topeka, Kansas, at the time of the border troubles. He obtained his education in the schools of Wakeman Township and Oberlin College. He was for a short time a successful teacher. He was the second child in a family of five children of Isaac and Fanny (Booth) Todd, who were charter members of the Second Congregational Church, of Wakeman, also members of the First Congregational Church. This early environment may in a measure account for his sterling integrity of character. His children’s and grandchildren’s earliest recollections of him are his stories woven about those early days. Mr. Todd joined the church in 1850,...

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Mary A. Todd Harrison of Grass Lake MI

HARRISON, Mary A. Todd8, (Isaac7, Moses6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Jan. 9, 1836, in Wakeman, O., died Feb. 11, 1910, at her home in Grass Lake, Mich., married March 18, 1860,(???)Harrison. They lived in Grass Lake, Mich., where he was a farmer. Children: I. Ivy. II. Fanny. III. Elizabeth, m.(???)Bunker. They live in Winnetka,...

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Millard I. Todd of Wakeman OH

Millard I. Todd8, (Isaac7, Moses6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 29, 1847, in Wakeman, O., married in 1876, Anna E. Washburn. He graduated from Oberlin College in 1873, taught school for several terms, was a lecturer on the farmer’s institute force of Ohio. He owns and operates a farm in Wakeman, O. Children: *1885. Sumner E. 1886. Louis U.; graduated from Wakeman, High School, also from Oberlin College; taught four years in Graded schools and Yankton College; then he qualified himself for his chosen profession by taking a course in law at the Harvard Law School, from which he...

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Woodward Hezekiah Todd of Florence OH

Woodward Hezekiah Todd8, (Kneeland7, Moses6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born May 28, 1837, died Jan. 18, 1900, married May 17, 1877, Sophia C. Kline, who was born March 4, 1855, died Dec. 25, 1905. Mr. Todd was born in Wakeman, O., and died at his home in Florence, Erie County, O. Below is Mr. Todd’s obituary: At the age of eight years he moved with his parents to the home he occupied. This farm has been his residence over 54 years. In his younger days, he was a student in Oberlin College, and about that time he taught school during the winter months. He was a great fancier of poultry and pet stock, and began to gather fine specimens in 1868. His first exhibition was at the State Fair held in Toledo, Ohio, and there he won nearly all the prizes for which he tried. His next exhibit was at the Erie County Fair, at Sandusky, O., and nearly all the premiums he showed for went his way. He took his collection to the first great poultry show in northern O., at Cleveland and met in competition, the largest breeders and fanciers in the United States. While he carried off many prizes, together with the sweepstakes, he was not satisfied, and at that show he began to strengthen his collection by buying the first pair of Toulouse geese...

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Sumner E. Todd of Wakeman OH

Sumner E. Todd9, (Millard L.8, Isaac7, Moses6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) married in Sept. 1905, Edna M. Hurst. He graduated from the Wakeman High School, then took the academy course at Oberlin College. He taught in the summer schools but later located on a farm near Wakeman, O. Children: 2524. Marden Anna. 2525....

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Albert Strong Todd of Wakeman OH

Albert Strong Todd9, (Seth H.8, Isaac7, Moses6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born April 11, 1868, in Wakeman, O., married Oct. 17, 1893, Clara Belle Rippon, who was born Feb. 4, 1874, in Wakeman, O. Children: 2515. Seth Leroy, b. Jan. 5, 1895, d. Feb. 25, 1899. 2516. Lauriston Amos, b. April 19, 1897. 2517. Alertra Grace, b. June 21, 1899. 2518. Upson Marian, b. Aug. 21, 1901. 2519. Oriel Mable, b. July 20, 1903. 2520. Albert Curtis, b. Feb. 22, 1906. 2521. S. Herman, b. May 9, 1907. 2522. Royce Charles, b. Sept. 22, 1909. 2523. Clarie Gilbert, b. June 29,...

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Sarah Harriet Todd Bartholowmew of Chicago IL

BARTHOLOMEW, Sarah Harriet Todd9, (Seth H.8, Isaac7, Moses6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 8, 1871, in Wakeman, O., married Oct. 20, 1896, James K. Bartholomew, who was born Jan. 11, 1862, in Mottville, Mich., died Dec. 1920. He is a physician and they reside in Chicago, Ill. Children: I. Maynard Todd, b. April 3, 1898. II. Martha Elizabeth, b. Aug. 18, 1899. III. Charles Scott, b. May 25, 1901. IV. Sara Grace, b. Dec. 3, 1905. V. Janis Kathryn, b. April 27,...

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