Location: Wayne County MI

Biographical Sketch of Edmund E. Allyne

Allyne, Edmund E.; manufacturer; born, Cleveland, Dec. 25, 1874; son of Joseph and Anna Allyne; common school education; married, Cleveland May 14, 1902, Mildred Ford; issue, Mildred Vernon, born Aug. 23, 1903, Rollin Ford, born May 12, 1905, and Stanley Rodman, born Jan. 24, 1913; served five years Co. K, 5th Inft., O. N. G., 1893 to 1898; started in Jan., 1900, what has grown to be the largest aluminum foundry business in the world with plants in six states. He was the pioneer in the manufacture of aluminum castings, making commercially first casting in 1908. This metal did not begin to come into use for foundry purposes until 1900, the tonnage used at that time was comparatively small. The Allyne Bro.’s Foundry Co., which later became The Aluminum Castings Co., started its first plant here in 1900; in 1903 established a plant in Detroit, Mich., and a year later a plant at Buffalo, N. Y.; other plants have since been established at Bridgeport, Conn., New Kensington, Pa., and Manitowac, Wis.; these plants have a capacity of two million pounds of aluminum castings per month, in addition to a large production of brass castings; up to the present time the Automobile Industry has been the largest users of aluminum castings, but the demand in other fields is steadily growing, and the metal is rapidly coming into more general use;...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles Henry Carleton

Carleton, Charles Henry; lumber dealer; born St. Clair, Mich., Sept. 18, 1859; son of George W. and Emeline P. Smith Carleton; educated, high school, St. Clair, Mich., and Business College, Valparaiso, Ind.; married, Wayne, Mich., Jan. 3, 1889, Janet L. Morrison; three children, George M., Margaret and Jean; after leaving school, entered the employ of B. W. Jenks & Co. in a lumbering operation near Grand Rapids, Mich.; came to Cleveland in May, 1885, and entered the employ of N. Mills & Co.; secured an interest in the firm the following year, and has been a member of the above firm and its successors up to date; pres. The Mills-Carleton Co.; treas. The Eddy Road Allotment Co.; vice pres. The Pearl St. Realty Co.; director Lumber Underwriters of New York; member The Euclid and Lumbermen’s Clubs. Recreations: Florida...

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Biographical Sketch of W. H. Canniff

Canniff, W. H.; railroad business; born, Litchfield, Mich., Oct. 22, 1847; business career, entered railway service in 1863; until 1865 was night watchman on the Michigan Southern & Northern Indiana R. R., at Osseo, Mich.; February 1865, to August 1868, was agt. of the same road at Trenton, Mich.; August 1868, to August 1872, joint agt. of The Michigan Southern & Northern Indiana, and Louisville, New Albany & Chicago Railways, at Salem Crossing, Ind.; August 1872, to December 1879, trackmaster of the Kendallville Division of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern R. R.; December 1879, to November 1880, trackmaster of the Chicago Division; November 1880, to November 1889, supt. of the Lansing Division, including Detroit, Hillsdale & Southwestern and Ft. Wayne & Jackson railroads, November 1889 to January 1892, asst. general supt.; January 1892, to March 1896, gen. supt.; March 1896, to May, 1898, gen. mgr., all on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern R. R., May, 1898, up to the present time, pres. of The New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railway Co., at Cleveland; member Chamber of Commerce, Union, Clifton, Roadside and Country Clubs, of Cleveland, and Chicago Traffic Club and Chicago Association of...

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Biographical Sketch of Henry A. Becker

Becker, Henry A.; surgeon; born, Chicago, Ill., March 3, 1870; son of August Becker; educated, West High School; Adelbert, 1891; W. R. U., medicine, 1894; University of Vienna and Berlin, 1896-97; same universities 6 months, 1912; married, Detroit, Mich., Sept. 18, 1901, Miss Laura E. Ferguson; one son, William Nevison Becker, age 9; visiting surgeon in chief to German Hospital; associate in surgery at Lakeside Hospital; assistant professor of surgery in medical dept. of Western Reserve University; fellow of American College of Surgery, State and American Medical Ass’n; member Sigma Nu Sigma Medical Fraternity; member University, Clifton, Keswick Golf and Cleveland Yacht Clubs. Recreations: Boating, Automobiling, Fishing and...

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Biographical Sketch of Edward Brush Finch

Finch, Edward Brush; dealer in motor cars; born, Holly, Mich., Oct. 17, 1873; son of Nathaniel A. and Mary Hadley Finch; educated University of Michigan; married, Detroit, Mich., January, 1900, May Pruegs; issue, Edward B., Jr., William Roberts; member Michigan Naval Reserves and Michigan State Militia; 1900-1906, sec’y and treas. Pungs-Finch Auto & Gas Engine Co.; 1906-1908, asst. to factory mngr. and head of Technical Dept., Packard Motor Car Co., Detroit, Mich.; 1908-1910, head of Inspection and Service Divisions with The Chalmers Motor Car Co., Detroit, Mich.; July, 1910, established business dealing in Chalmer Motor Cars in Cleveland; pres. American Novelty Co.; member Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity; member Athletic, and Automobile Clubs, Cleveland, and Detroit Boat Club, Detroit,...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles Henry Eichhorn

Eichhorn, Charles Henry; banker; born, Racine, Wis., Jan. 17, 1859; son of Jacob and Clara Elizabeth Behring Eichhorn; educated, Cleveland public schools, graduated from West High, in 1879; married, Cleveland, June 27, 1894, Lulu J. Challacombe; one son, 9 years old; taught school Delray, Mich., 1879 to 1882; Cleveland public schools. 1882-1886; sec ‘y to supt. of Schools. 1886-1892; sec’y The Brooklyn Building & Loan Ass’n Co., 1892 to present date; cashier The State Banking & Trust Co.; director The Masonic Temple Ass’n; 33rd° Mason; Past Grand Commander, Knight Templars of Ohio; 1st Lieut. Commander Lake Erie Consistory, S. P. R. S.; for nearly thirty years, active in Masonic affairs of the city and...

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Biographical Sketch of Edwin Victor Hale

Hale, Edwin Victor; banker; born, Cleveland, Aug. 1, 1869; son of Edwin B. and Susan C. Hoyt Hale; educated, Yale University, A. B.: married, Detroit. Mich., July 19, 1899, Florence Clark; children, E. V. Hale, Jr., Florence and Constance; teller Western Reserve National Bank, 1892-1898; asst. see’y and treas. American Trust Co., 1898-1899; treas. The Citizens Savings & Trust Co., 1899-1903; vice pres. The Citizens Savings & Trust Co., 1913; director The First National Bank; member the Union, Tavern, Roadside Country, and Willowick...

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Biographical Sketch of Donald C. McIntyre

McIntyre, Donald C.; the well-known general freight traffic mgr. and district passenger agt. for the Detroit & Cleveland Navigation Co., at Cleveland, Ohio; was born in Glasgow, Scotland, but when a child of five years was brought by his parents to America, locating first at London, Ont., and later in one of the suburbs of that city, where he received a fair education in the district schools; at the age of 22 he entered the employ of The Detroit & Cleveland Navigation Co., as watchman on one of their steamers, and was thus employed until appointed to a position in the general offices of the line at Detroit; in 1884, he was appointed local freight agent at Detroit, and became general agent in 1887; five years later, Mr. McIntyre was also made district passenger agt.; he has since had charge of the eastern terminal of the Detroit & Cleveland Navigation Company, and is most capably and satisfactorily filling that responsible...

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Biographical Sketch of Franklyn Evans McClure

McClure, Franklyn Evans; asst. mgr. Ford Auto Co.; born, Mediapolis, Ia., Nov. 27, 1877; son of Isaac Newton and Susan Elizabeth Parrett McClure; graduate Parsons College, Iowa., 1899, Rush Medical College, 1903; married, Detroit, Mich., Sept. 26, 1905, Marjorie Balkley; one daughter, Marjorie Louise; served as asst. surgeon, Wisconsin N. G.; 1904, interne Cherokee, Ia., hospital; 1905-1906, practiced medicine in Neenah, Wis.; 1906-1910 practiced medicine in Detroit, Mich.; 1910, came to Cleveland as mgr. U. S. Motor Co.; member Chamber of...

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Biographical Sketch of William Nicholas Hailmann

Hailmann, William Nicholas; educator; born, Glaris, Switzerland, Oct. 20, 1836; son of William Alexander and Babette Hailmann; educated, Gymnasium, Zurich, and with tutor; studied in Medical College, Louisville, Ky., 1855-1856; (hon. A. M. University of Louisville, 1864; Ph. D., Ohio University, 1885); married Eudora Lucas, of Louisville, Dec. 24, 1857 (died 1904); 2d Helena Kuhn, of Detroit, Dec. 25, 1907; teacher of natural sciences, Louisville High Schools, 1856-1865; director German and English Academy, Louisville, 1865-1973; director German and English Academy, Milwaukee, 1873-1878; director German-American Seminary, Detroit, 1878-1883; supt. public schools, La Porte, Ind., 1883-1894; nat. supt. of Indian schools, 1894-8; supt. of instruction, Dayton, O., 1898; head dept. psychology, Chicago Normal School, 1904-1908; prof. history of education, Cleveland Normal Training School since Sept. 7, 1909. Author: Outlines of a System of Object Teaching, 1866; History of Pedagogy, 1870; Kindergarten Culture, 1872; Letters to a Mother, 1876; Early Education, 1878; Primary Helps, 1884; Primary Methods, 1887; Application of Psychology to Teaching, 1887; Froebel’s Education of Man, 1890; Constructive Form-Work, 1901; The English Language, 1902; The Laurel Primer, 1903; etc. Editor: Erzichungsblatter, 1870-1883; Kindergarten Messenger and New Education,...

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Biographical Sketch of Tracy W. Guthrie

Guthrie, Tracy W.; manufacturer; born, Chicago, Ill., Feb. 2, 1866; son of Julius C. and Emily A. Tracy Guthrie; educated in Chicago public schools, Chickering Institute, Cincinnati, public schools in Detroit, Mich., and Elmira, N. Y.; married, New Rochelle, N. Y., Feb. 8, 1910, Settal Horn; pres. Continental Coal Co., Columbus, O., 1903-1904; pres. Republic Iron & Steel Co., Pittsburgh, 1905-1911; sec’y and gen’l mgr. Standard Welding Co., Cleveland, to date; member Loyal Legion, Union and Country...

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Biographical Sketch of E. R. Grasselli

Grasselli, E. R.; manufacturer; born, Cleveland, 1872; son of C. A. and Johanna Ireland Grasselli; married, Detroit, Mich., April, 1901, Mabel Field; one son, Eugene Grasselli; began business with the Grasselli Chemical Co.; now 2nd vice pres. and treas.; director Broadway Savings & Trust Co. and Woodland Ave. Savings & Trust Co.; member Union, Country, Rowfant, and Automobile Clubs, Cleveland Chamber of Commerce; member N. Y. Athletic and Chemists...

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Biographical Sketch of John Hudlett

Hudlett, John; baker; born, Germany, Jan. 14, 1875; son of Fred and Magdalena Spaiser Hudlett; educated, Gymnasium at Zweibunenen, Germany; married, Detroit, Mich., Nov. 28, 1903, Antionette Biringer; one daughter, Antionette; master baker for 10 years; located at 14330 Euclid Ave.; member Master Bakers’ Ass’n. Recreation: Motoring. Was delegate to the...

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas William Hill

Hill, Thomas William; banker; born, England, May 30, 1847; son of Thomas R. and Mary Alice Hunt Hill; public school education; married, Detroit, Mich., July 15, 1870, Harriette C. De La. Hooke; one son, Harold H.; came to America with parents in 1850; located at Flint, Mich.; enlisted, September 1863, with the Michigan Cavalry (Custer Brigade), (Sheridan’s Cavalry Corps); served until the close of the war; with the W. U. Telephone Co. at Toledo until 1869; with the same company at Detroit, as bookkeeper and cashier, 1869-1885; transferred to Cleveland, as mgr. of their Cleveland office, 1885-1892; elected cashier Cleveland National Bank, October, 1892; appointed member and elected pres. New City Hall Commission in 1898; served as such until January, 1912, when commission was discontinued; pres. Merchants’ Banking & Storage Co.; sec’y, treas. and director Electric R. R. Improvement Co.; same offices in Forest City Electric Co.; treas. and director A. S. Gilman Printing Co.; director and officer in several other corporations; member Y. M. C. A. Corporation; sec’y Oriental Lodge, F. & A. M., Detroit, 1875 to 1885; sec’y Tyrian Lodge, F. & A. M., Cleveland seventeen years; treas. since 1906; member Colonial, and Masonic...

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