Bommhardt, John A.; patent and claim attorney, born, Hastings, Minn., Sept. 14, 1862; son of Jacob and Elizabeth Glock Bommhardt; educated, St. Paul’s German Parish School, May-flower School, and Business College, all of Cleveland; married, Cleveland, July 21, 1901, Catherine F. Kavanaugh; issue, two children; sec’y Cuyahoga County Republican Executive Committee, since 1909; Past State Commander Ohio Division of Sons of Veterans; sec’y of Cuyahoga County Memorial Day Committee since 1900; entered the law office of the late Milo B. Steven, in January, 1880, and was connected with the pension and patent business of this firm until 1908; being located at Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, and for a short period at Washington, D. C.; in 1908, started in business for himself; solicitor and attorney in matters pertaining to patents and pensions and departmental practises, with offices in Cleveland and Washington; firm name John A. Bommhardt & Co.; member Woodward Lodge, No. 508, and Al Sirat Grotto, No. 17; Lookout Camp, Sons of Veterans; Cleveland Lodge, No. 18, Elks; Cleveland Lodge No. 63, Loyal Order of Moose; member German Club. 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...Read More
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Bomgardner, Joseph; mfr.; born, Wilmot, O., 1855; son of B. F. and Harriet Putnam Bomgardner; educated, grade school, Winfield, O., Commercial School, Painesville, O., Literary Course Mount Union College, Alliance, O.; married, Winfield, O., Oct. 24, 1878, Kizzie Olis; 4 children; no military record, and takes very little interest in politics; worked on his fathers’ farm until he was 21; salesman on the road for 30 years; in the meantime, in-vented a number of patent articles and is now engaged in the manufacture of a number of them; namely, elevators, invalid chairs, and beds, etc.; member advisory board, Colonial Savings & Loan Co.; member Chamber of Industry. Recreation:...Read More
Bolton, Charles C.; capitalist; born, Cleveland, March 23, 1855; son of Judge Thomas Bolton; educated, public schools, Miss Guilford’s Academy, the Phillips Exeter Academy, of Exeter, N. H., and Harvard University, B. A., 1877; married, Cleveland, Nov. 24, 1880, Miss Julia Castle, daughter of William Castle, a former mayor of Cleveland; four surviving children: Chester, Irving, Newell and Julian; after graduating, spent two years traveling abroad; became identified with Rhodes & Co., the predecessors of M. A. Hanna & Co.; remained with that firm 25 years; retired in 1904, devoting time to private interests; charter member of Troop A; served in every capacity from private to captain; now veteran member; life member Chamber of Commerce; director and chair-man of Military Committee; Republican; member St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Union, University and Country Clubs, of Cleveland, and Duquesne Club, Pittsburgh; interested in charity and philanthropy; former pres. Associated Charities. Recreations: Hunting, Fishing, Travel and Motoring; member Winan’s Point Shooting Club and Castalia Sporting...Read More
Boggis, Herbert James; mfr.; born, Lock Haven, Pa., March 22, 1862; son of Robert H. and Helen Taylor Boggis; educated, Yale, 1885; married, Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 1886, Sarah W. Parsons; issue, Mrs. R. H. Wright, Oct. 20, 1888, Henry P., May 21, 1895, Mildred, Feb. 9, 1900; began work with McIntosh-Huntington Co.; entered employ of the Taylor & Boggis Foundry Co. in 1886, be-coming sec ‘y of company in the fall of 1887; took charge of No. 2 foundry in 1890, and in 1910, upon death of Mr. Boggis, Sr., took charge of foundry; vice pres. the Taylor & Boggis Foundry Co.; member Delta Kappa Epsilon, Chamber of Commerce; pres. College...Read More
Bliss, Harry A.; mgr. Bliss Supply Co.; born, Columbia, Tenn., Aug. 3, 1871; son of William L. and Anna M. Johnston Bliss; educated, Columbia and Medina; married, Cleveland, Aug. 31, 1910, L. Blanche Fisher; member Cleveland Gatling Gun Battery and Naval Reserves; worked for George Worthington Co., H. A. Bliss, Mfg. Agt., 465 Arcade; Bliss Supply Co.; mgr. director Grafton Stone Co.; member Builders’ Exchange; sons of Veterans, Cleveland Yacht, Lakewood Yacht, Hermit, Century and Lotus Clubs and (old) Cleveland Athletic Club. Recreation:...Read More
Blechschmid, John; florist; born, Germany, June 7, 1870; son of John and Christina Hess Blechschmid; educated, public schools, Germany, and Newport, Ky.; married, Cleveland, April 26, 1906, Marie Sterk; three children; 1893, worked for Eugene Walter, florist, Lexington, Ky.; one year for Wm. Jones, florist, Newport, Ky.; one year for Mrs. Hennings, florist, Cincinnati, and several other firms and private parties; then was in Indianapolis, Ind.; then back to Cincinnati, as head gardener in The Zoo; was there two years; in 1904, started his own business in Cleveland; designer and decorator; vice. pres. The Florist...Read More
Blau, William S.; manufacturer; born in Austria, Sept. 7, 1875; son of Samuel and Katherine Blau; public school education, until 15 years of age; married, Cleveland, Oct. 20, 1892, Miss Sloss; issue, four children, Katherine, William, Jr., Sol, and Alan; three years with Cohn & Sampliner, dealers in wholesale notions; in 1883, started in business on Bank Street, with H. Friedman, in 1904, firm moved to East 37th and Perkins Avenue, incorporated as the Friedman-Blau-Farber Co., manufacturing a general line of fancy knit goods; employing over 400 people and shipping goods all over the United States; treas. the company; Republican, member Wilson Avenue Temple; member Excelsior and Oakwood...Read More
Blake, Samuel Cooper; attorney-at-law; born, Euclid, O., Dec. 29, 1855; son of John M. and Harriet L. Cooper Blake; educated, public schools, Shaw Academy, preparatory dept. Oberlin College, and private school, law dept. University of Michigan, LL. B.; married, Euclid, O., June, 1889, Mary A. Camp; two children, Anna H. and Allan B. Blake; clerk of Euclid School Board for two terms, and township clerk two terms; taught in the Euclid schools for two years, admitted to the Ohio Bar, at Columbus, in 1883; practised in Cleveland since admission to the Bar; director and member financial committee, The Garfield Savings & Trust Co.; member Masonic bodies, including Oriental Commandery, Knights...Read More
Bishop, Eaton Alfred; building contractor; born, Adams, N. Y., Dec. 6, 1868; son of Aaron Brown and Ellen Crum Bishop; educated, A. C. I., Adams, N. Y., 1882-85, Rochester Business University, 1885-6, Boston Tech., 1886-1890; construction engineer and architect; married, Sheldon, La., June 25, 1892, Fannie C. Pynchron; one daughter, Eva Bishop; member A. O. U. W.; charter member No. 311, Iowa, B. of A. Y.; charter member No. 232. Recreation:...Read More
Bishop, George E.; dentist; born, Smithville, O., March 24, 1870; parents, A. B. Bishop and Mandilla E. Hartman; educated, public and high schools, Medina, Homeopathic College of Physicians and Surgeons, Cleveland; married, Cleveland, Oct. 21, 1906, Byrdie May King; issue, George King Bishop, Hudson Charles Bishop, Virginia Bishop; practicing dentist in Cleveland since 1893; member Woodward Lodge, F. & A. M., Colonial...Read More
Brown, Orlof T.; insurance; born, Cambridge, O., Aug. 16, 1870; son of Joshua and Annie E. Tingle Brown; common school education; married, Columbus, O., Aug. 16, 1904, Alberta E. Fowler; one son and one daughter; observer United States Weather Bureau; state examiner, Ohio; chief deputy State fire marshal, Ohio; examiner city of Cleveland; bookkeeper Ohio National Bank, Washington, D. C.; sec’y Cleveland National Fire Insurance Co.; member Loyal Legion, Sons of Veterans, Modern Woodmen of America, Loyal Order of Moose, Woodmen of the World, Brooklyn Lodge, No. 454, F. & A. M.; member Tippecanoe...Read More
Brown, Ernest B.; mfr.; born, Troy, N. H., June 7, 1874; son H. J. and A. M. Bemis Brown; Grammar and High School education, Cleveland schools; married, Cleveland, Jan. 7, 1903, Mabel S. Herringshaw; two children, E. B. Brown; mfr. and dispensing optician; Cour De Lon Commandery, No. 64; AI Koran Temple, N. M. S.; member Athletic and Rotary...Read More
Brown, T. Dave; real estate; born, Cleveland, Sept. 3, 1852; of Scotch descent; son of James and Anna Black Brown; educated, public schools, Cleveland, 1884-1890, in charge of Case Library and Building; member City Council, 1885-1886; elected assessor of real property for the City of Cleveland, 1890; in 1896, appointed by Gov. William McKinley to fill out an unexpired term as county commissioner of Cuyahoga County, and later elected to the same office; pres. The Commonwealth Realty & Building Co., The Eagle Storage and Moving Co.; director The Brooklyn Building & Loan Association; for the past several years he has devoted his time to extensive private interests and in travel both at home and abroad; was one of the organizers and first pres. of the Tippecanoe Republican Club; member B. P. 0. E. and K. P. orders; has had an honorable career in business and politics and in the social life of the city; married, and lives with his family at 6515 Cedar....Read More
Brown, Paul J.; automobile business; born, Zanesville, O., Nov. 10, 1864; public school education; started with The Jacob Smith Carriage & Wagon Co., 1875-1879; then went to Pittsburgh in various carriage and wagon shops; came to Cleveland in 1890; foreman for The Jacob Hoffman Wagon Co., 1890-1898; then went to Cincinnati with The O. Armleder Co. until 1901; returned to Cleveland and formed partnership with firm of Broc Carriage & Wagon Co.; upon incorporation of firm, in 1903, elected vice pres. and gen. mgr.; in 1908, sold his interest and retired to the farm; in 1909, formed the Brown Auto Carriage Co., pres. and gen. mgr.; member I. 0. O. F. and Automobile Club; Independent in...Read More
Brooks, Charles Twing; lawyer; born, Salem, O., March 29, 1867; son of J. Twing and Annie P. Miller Brooks; educated, Yale, A. B., 1889; Harvard, LL. B., 1894; member firm Squires, Saunders & Co.; member Union, University, Tavern, Country and Mayfield Clubs, Cleveland, and University Club, New...Read More
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