Ayer, Frederick B.; insurance; born, Unity, N. H., Oct. 27, 1874; son of Benjamin F. and Susan V. Bailey Ayer; educated, Preparatory School Kenyon Military Academy, Gambier, O., 1890-91; Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., class of 1896, degree A. B.; married, Ashtabula, O., June 15, 1899, Agnes Louise Goddard; issue, Edwin, born Aug. 2, 1901, Ethel Louise, born Jan. 22, 1905, Margaret, born Nov. 11, 1906; taught school at Kenyon Military Academy Sept., 1896 to June, 1899; principal of school at Versailles, Ky., from Sept., 1899 to May, 1903; May 1, 1903, became associated with Fred P. Thomas in insurance business in Cleveland; vice pres. and director The Fred P. Thomas Co.; member Chamber of Commerce; Delta Upsilon fraternity. Recreations: Tennis, baseball and swimming. 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...Read More
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Clark, Neil T.; dentist; born, Chippewa Lake, O., 1887; son of Samuel and Mary Tylee Clark; educated at West High School, Cleveland, and University of Michigan (doctor of dental surgery); member Delta Sigma Delta (dental), Cleveland Dental Society, Ohio State Dental...Read More
Clark, Robert Henry; insurance; born, Cleveland, April 25, 1865; son of Henry Freeman and Eliza Crowell Clark; education, St. Paul’s School, Concord, N. H, Rouni College, M. A.; married, Cleveland, 1887, Julia Wick Bissell; one daughter, Millicent Clark; 18954898, Cleveland Trust Co.; since 1898, Casualty Insurance business; member firm Clark & Sprague; director Central National Bank; trustee Church Home and vestryman Trinity Cathedral; member Chamber of Commerce, Union, University, Country, Hunt and Automobile...Read More
Crampton, Paul Scott; attorney-at-law; born, St. Clair, Mich., March 6, 1886; son of Benjamin Franklin and Emeline Jenks Crampton; educated, University of Michigan, LL. B., class of 1908; married, St. Clair, Mich., Sept. 18, 1912, Mary Rummels Fayram; color sergt. 5th Regiment, O. N. G.; commenced practicing law in Cleveland in July, 1908; treas. University of Michigan Alumni Ass’n; member Euclid Ave. Presbyterian Church, and City Club. Recreations: Walking and (formerly)...Read More
Fraser, Arthur D.; real estate; born, Cleveland, Aug. 15, 1879; son of Duncan and Elizabeth M. Fraser; educated Cleveland Central High School; married, Cleveland, Jan. 22, 1903, Bertha M. Haas; with Standard Oil Co., 1899-1902; Prudential Trust Co., 1902-1904; teller Guardian Savings & Trust Co., 1904-1906; treas. Guarantee Title & Trust Co., 1906-1912; since March, 1912, associated with Chas. F. Laughlin in the real estate and mortgage loan business; sec ‘y and treas. Security Mortgage & Investment Co.; member Masonic Lodge, Lakewood, O.; Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, and Chamber of Industry. Recreations: Tennis and Motoring; has always lived in...Read More
Frankel, Philip; sec’y Manufacturers Ass’n and Employers Ass’n of Cleveland; born, Cleveland, Feb. 27, 1882; educated, Cleveland public schools and business college; began career with mnfg. concern; with them till 1901, then became connected with the Manufacturers Ass’n; elected sec’y in 1905; formed large Employers Ass’n; see’y of that; much interested in labor...Read More
Fox, Ernest C.; manufacturer; born, Cleveland, April 4, 1870; son of Frank B. and Julia Brown Fox; educated, Cleveland parochial schools; married, Cleveland, Feb. 11, 1897, Ella Mabley; two daughters, Margaret 15, and Katherine, 14; business career, mailing clerk, Fuller & Warren Co.; asst. mngr. The Richmond Stove Co., sec’y and treas. F. B. Fox, Register Mnfg. Co.; organized and was sec’y and treas. The Fox Furnace Co.; organized and was see’y and treas. The Union Selling Co.; owner The Independent Register & Mnfg. Co.; sec’y The Scheible Monceief Heater Co.; member Congregational Church, Athletic and Rotary Clubs. Recreations: Baseball and...Read More
Bruch, Frederick W.; manufacturer; born, Feb. 22, 1852, Rhine, Bavaria, Germany; son of Karl F. and Sophia Zeppn Brach; public school education; married, Cleveland, Sept. 29, 1888, Miss Emma Mohrman; issue, Alfred E., Karl F., Ethel S., and Edward P., learned and followed the machinist’s trade until 1880; became associated with Claus Greve and Daniel Luehers, establishing the Acme Machinery Co., business conducted as a partnership until 1892; then incorporated as The Acme Machinery Co., became pres. of the company at that time, and still occupies that position; pres. The Kraus Furniture Co., Adams Realty Co., organizer and director The Cleveland Machinery Co.; director the State Banking & Trust Co.; vice pres. Standard Fullers Earth Co. of America, at Mobile, Ala.; member Forest City Lodge, No. 388, F. & A. M.; Webb Chapter, R. A. M.; Cleveland Council, R. & S. M.; Oriental Commandery, K. T.; and Al Koran Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S.; member Colonial Club;...Read More
Bruce, Frank F.; jobber and mfr.; born, Cleveland, July 4, 1858; son of Eli and Caroline Eldridge Bruce; educated, Western Reserve University (Hudson, O.), 1881; married, Oxford, N. Y., Sept. 9, 1890, Sarah V. W. Perkins; one son and one daughter; pres. and treas. The Bruce & West Mfg. Co.; member of vestry, St. Paul’s P. E. Church; member of Troop A seven...Read More
Billings, Frank; merchant; born, Hastings, N. Y., Sept. 275, 1853; son of George Whitfield and Elizabeth Ann Warren Billings; married, Cleveland, April 18, 1895, Elizabeth Tod; pres. The Tod Stambaugh Co.; vice pres. The Billings Chapin Co.; director Bank of Commerce, Superior Savings & Trust Co., Guardian Savings Trust Co., and National Refining Co.; trustee Lakeside Hospital, Hiram House, and Babies’ Dispensary; member Union, Country, Mayfield Country and Chagrin Valley Hunt...Read More
Borton, Fred S.; sec’y Cleveland, Painesville & Eastern R. R.; born, Plymouth, Ind., Oct. 25, 1861; public school education; came to Cleveland, 1881; with Geo. Cooper & Co., till 1884; then with the American Wire Co.; 1884-1891, with Dime Savings & Banking Co.; asst. treas.; elected sec ‘y Cleveland Electric R. R. Co., and the A. B. C. R. R. Co.; then in various capacities with the Everett-Moore Syndicate; in 1906, severed connection; with Herrick, Parmlee & Crawford, with which firm closely associated in 1904 and 1905; and with his brother, T. E. Borton, established the firm of F. S. & T. E. Borton; member Union, Euclid, and Hermit Clubs;...Read More
Borgerhoff, Joseph Leopold; University prof.; born, Belgium, Sept. 27, 1870; son of Theodore and Elizabeth (Opt’ Eynde) Borgerhoff; education, Ecole Moyenne, Leau; Ecole Normale de I’Etat, Burgess; University of Brussels; came to America in 1895; M. A., Vanderbilt University, Tenn., 1901; studied University of Wisconsin, University of Chicago; married Elizabeth Woodward Guerard, of Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 16, 1903; fellow and assistant in romance languages, Vanderbilt University, 1900-1; assistant in Germanic languages, University of Wisconsin, 1901-1902; fellow in Romance languages and assistant in Spanish, University of Chicago, 1902-1903; instructor romance languages, 1903-1906, associate professor, 1906-1910, professor since 1910, Western Reserve University; member Modern Language Ass’n, American. Club: Alliance Francaise, of Cleveland (pres.) ; editor, Laurie’s Memoires d’un Collegien, 1908; Rostand’s La Princesse Lointaine, 1909, contributor Modern Language Notes, Sewance Review, Nation, Le Soir (Brussels),...Read More
Bonta, Maurice Buford; physician; born, Kentucky, 1875; B. S., University of Michigan, 1897; M. D., Johns Hopkins University, 1904; medical house officer for Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1904-1905; married, Cleveland, 1909, Mabel Wilson McLennon; one child; member Cleveland Academy of...Read More
Bonhard, Alfred M.; merchant; born in Russia, July, 1869; son of Marcus Bonhard; educated in the schools and seminary at Slonin, Russia; married in Pennsylvania, July 22, 1898; Rebecca Weberman, issue, one son, Marcus, and one daughter Florence; in young manhood traveled through Russia and other parts of Europe, learning the furniture-making business; came to the United States in 1895; spent two years working in eastern cities; came to Cleveland and started a repair shop; from this small beginning grew one of the most artistic furniture houses in the city, designs his own patterns and has won a reputation on art furniture; member of the independent Order of B’nai...Read More
Bonesteel, Willis E.; sec’y Worden Tool Co.; born, Northampton, O., Oct. 7, 1862; son of George H. and Loretta C. Prior Bonesteel; public school education; married, Cleveland, Oct. 4, 1886, Annabell Scott; director Land Title Abstract Co., Cleveland Savings & Loan Co.; member Brooklyn Lodge, F. & A. M., Webb chapter, R. A. M., Oriental commandery, K. T., Lake Erie Consistory, Al Koran...Read More
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