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Biography of Francis M. Spencer

Francis M. Spencer. During more than a quarter century’s identification with the building and contracting business in Kansas, with headquarters at Topeka, Mr. Spencer has established a reputation for responsible financial management and systematic and accurate execution of every contract which he undertakes, even down to the last detail. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Few men in the business in the entire state can exhibit a finer record in buildings actually completed and now conspicuous in various cities as Mr. Spencer. While a complete list would be impossible, the more notable of his contracts are the following: Topeka Manual Training School, the Capper Building, the New England Building, the Young Men’s Christian Association Building, the Washburn College Observatory, the Washburn College Gymnasium, all of Topeka; the Santa Fe Railway Hospital at Mulvane, Kansas; the State Normal School Building at Emporia; the Central Park, Washington and Van Buren schools in Topeka; the Santa Fe Railway Motive Power Office Building at Topeka; St. Francis Hospital in Topeka,...

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Biography of Earl J. Andrews

Andrews, Earl J.; architect and builder; born, Wilmington, O., Nov. 16, 1882; son of William Garner and Rachel Seal Andrews; educated, Marion, Ind., high school and Marion Normal & Science College; married, Canton, O., April 10, 1904, Birdette Wertenberger; learned carpenter’s trade in Cleveland during summer vacations and in 1903 finished trade and took up drawing and de-signing at the same time following practical building work; in 1905 started in business for myself; was the first Cleveland architect to dispense with sub-contractors and employ my own labor and material, thus eliminating annoyance to clients in dealing with a great number of men; have built 60 high grade houses in the neighborhood of Wade Park ranging from $8,000.00 to $30,000.00, in the last six years; high grade homes are my specialty and I make that class of work a study for the comfort of the owners down to the servants. Business blocks, factories and apartments are entirely out of my line. I have never once failed to deliver a home complete upon the specified time; the whole secret of this is the absolute command of all trades during construction; member Chamber of Commerce, Builder’s Exchange, Al Koran Temple Mystic Shrine, Cour De Leon Commandery; member Athletic, Automobile, Country and Manufacturer’s Clubs; recreation, howling in winter months and baseball fan (33rd’), and some golf; my parents were natives of Ohio; my...

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Biographical Sketch of Herman B. Van Tress

Van Tress, Herman B.; dentist; born, Ohio, Oct. 8, 1865; son of Cyrus H. and Jane Donaldson Van Tress; educated, public schools, Wilmington, O.; married, Sandusky, O., Sept. 6, 1894, Eva D. Gordon; issue, two daughters, Bessie and Gladys; received professional training at The Ohio College of Dental Surgery, Department of Dentistry, University of Cincinnati; graduating with degree of D. D. S., March 11, 1891; member Ohio Dental Society, Northern Ohio Dental Society, and Cleveland Dental Society; came to Cleveland in the spring of 1897; went to Los Angeles, Cal., immediately after his marriage, and remained there about two years and a half; member Cleveland Camera Club. Recreations: Amateur Photography, Billiards and...

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Compton, Margaret Mrs. – Obituary

Muddy Creek, Baker County, Oregon Margaret W. Compton, aged 82, of Muddy Creek, died at 7 o’clock Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mary Elizabeth Castor, at Union, following a brief illness. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Haines Tuesday at 2 o’clock, with Rev. R. C. Lee of Union officiating. Margaret Walthal Compton was born Jan. 7, 1849 at Wilmington, Ohio. She died Apr. 11, 1931, at Union, Oregon. Margaret Walthal was married to Benjamin Compton Aug. 22, 1867, in Clinton County, Ohio, the husband preceding her in death: Dec. 6, 1919, as did one daughter, Sarah Ethel Compton, Dec. 8, 1920, at Haines, Oregon. She leaves to mourn her demise, four sons and one daughter: A.M. Compton, Bigfork, Mont.; T.W. Compton, Whittier, Calif.; Seth Compton, Benkelman, Nebr.; W.T. Compton, Haines, Ore.; Mrs. Mary E. Castor, Union, Ore.; and one sister, Mrs. Eliza Hare, Jacksonville, Florida; fourteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. “Our memories of mother are sweet to us but never as sweet as mother.” She was a birthright member of the Society of Friends, which faith she professed to the end. A. M. Compton, the eldest son, was unable to attend the funeral. North Powder News – Oregon Trail Weekly Friday April 17, 1931 Transcribed by: Charlotte...

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