Collection: The Book of Clevelanders

Biographical Sketch of William H. Boyd

Boyd, William H.; lawyer; born, Londonderry, Guernsey County, O., Aug. 11, 1864; educated, district schools in native county and public school in Fairview, O.; took up the study of law and was admitted to the bar in 1890; married, Sept. 7, 1892, Miss Anna Maud Judkins, of Flushing, O.; Mrs. Boyd died in September, 1908; member firm of Westenhaver, Boyd, Rudolph & Brooks; in street car war, one of the lawyers for the Municipal Traction Co.; Republican; clerk of Flushing Township, in Belmont County; corporation clerk of Flushing, 1888, 1890, 1891; police prosecutor during absence of Mr. Fielder; asst. director of law 1897-1898; desires to keep free from political entanglements and give entire time to profession. 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...

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Biographical Sketch of Arthur Bradley

Bradley, Arthur; law and insurance; born, Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 18, 1856; son of Joseph William and Clara Amelia Morse Bradley; educated, Swathmore College, Pa., class of ’76, degree A. B.; studied and admitted to the practice of law in Philadelphia, Pa., 1881; Ohio U. S. Courts in 1910; married, Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 24, 1891, Alice Deering llsley; one son, Arthur llsley Bradley, born July 25, 1899; practised law in Philadelphia until 1886; general publishing business, 1886-1888; connected with West Pub. Co. of St. Paul, Minn. (law publishers), 1888-1891; general solicitor of Warren Scharf Asphalt Paving Co., N. Y., 1881-1901; general insurance business, legal and expert work, from 1903 to date; Masonic Fraternity and Elks; Past Master Franklin Lodge, No. 134, Philadelphia, Pa., Signet Chapter, No. 25 (no office); Elks Peoria Lodge, No. 20; pres. the Builders Exchange, 1898-1899; member Chamber of Commerce, Cleveland Ass’n of Credit Men, Mens’ League for Equal Suffrage; member University, Rowfant, and Automobile Clubs. Recreations: Tennis, Fishing and...

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Biographical Sketch of Henry Eldridge Bourne

Bourne, Henry Eldridge; college professor; born, E. Hamburg, N. Y., April 13, 1862; son of James R. and Isabella G. Staples Bourne; A. B., Yale University, 1883, B. D. 1887 (Hooker fellow, 1887-1888); (L. H. D., Marietta College, Ohio, 1910); married; associate editor The Congregationalist, Boston, 1888-1889; teacher history and psychology, Norwich (Conn.), Free Academy, 1889-1892; prof. history, since 1892; registrar, 1893-1901; College for Women, Western Reserve University. Author: The Teaching of History and Civics, 1902; Medieval and Modern History, 1905. Editor: Lecky’s French Revolution, 1904. Contributor to...

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas Ernest Borton

Borton, Thomas Ernest; broker; born, Plymouth, Ind., Dec. 14, 1868; son of Dr. Amos 0. and Mary Cooper Borton; educated, high school; graduated in 1887; went to Wabash College, graduating in 1893; married, Elyria, O., Miss Elizabeth Lewis; issue, three children, Marion Frances, Jean Lewis and Robert Ernest; entered the employ of the American Steel & Wire Co.; worked for Dime Savings and Trust Co.; then became sec’y of the Reserve Trust Co.; then sec’y and treas. of the Prudential Trust Co.; resigned and went to California; after two years there returned to Cleveland as asst. cashier of the Cleveland National Bank; after two years joined his brother, Fred S. Borton, in the formation of the firm of Borton & Borton, brokers; treas. Shaker Heights Improvement Co.; member Chamber of Commerce, Union, Hermit, and Euclid Clubs; member Windemere Presbyterian...

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Biographical Sketch of William J. Brandt

Brandt, William J.; machinist and garage owner; born, Germany, Sept. 10, 1882; son of F. J. and M. Prahl Brandt; educated, public schools; married, Cleveland, O., October, 1905, Betha Yeaske; started in the automobile business in 1906, after working at the machinists’ trade for 10 years; owner of The Brandt Motor Car...

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Biographical Sketch of William Alfred Bramley

Bramley, William Alfred; florist; born, Cleveland, Nov. 23, 1873; son of Charles and Sarah Kennedy Bramley; public school education; married, Cleveland, Nov. 23, 1898, Anna Marie Mann; four sons and one daughter; started in the florist business with his father, under the firm name of Charles Bramley & Son; in 1898, he purchased his father’s interest, and now conducts the business under the firm name of Bramley & Son; in 1908, greatly increased the capacity of the plant, now having 40,000 square feet under glass; the firm has the largest green houses in Cleveland, with all modern equipment; make a specialty of wedding decorations, funeral flowers, and bedding plants; member Masonic bodies, and Al Koran Temple, N. M. S.; member of the Knights of Pythias and Maccabees; Masonic and Bramley & Son Boosters Clubs. Recreations: Hunting, Fishing and...

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Biographical Sketch of Tyler W. Brainard

Brainard, Tyler W.; merchant; born, Brooklyn, O., Nov. 19, 1848; son of George W. and Delight Hall Brainard; educated, district school in the village of Brighton; enlisted in the army in 1864, so that ended his school days; married, Ashtabula, O., Oct. 15, 1872, L. Adella Puffu; one daughter, Mabel; was elected to city Council for one term in 1884; traveling salesman for Tuller, Warren & Co., from 1872-1875; in 1876, engaged in the wall paper and decorating business, on Pearl Street; still in the business; was charter member in organizing the Brooklyn Heights Cemetery; was 1st. vice pres. for 19 years; pres. the board of trustees, Brooklyn Heights Cemetery, in 1886; pres. for one year Cuyahoga County Soldiers and Sailors Ass’n; member Memorial Post, G. A. R., No. 141, since 1880; has held different offices; member Masonic Lodge Halcyon, No. 498; also Forest City Commandery, No....

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Biographical Sketch of James Albert Brady

Brady, James Albert; insurance; born, Franklin, Pa., Nov. 16, 1880; son of John and Isabelle Kingman Brady; educated, High School, Union City, Pa., graduate; studied Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa., Columbia University, Washington, D. C., and Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Md.; married, Erie, Pa., June 3, 1905, Miriam E. Goodnough; two children, Louise Belle, age 6, and James A. Jr., age 4; came to Cleveland on Dec, 5, 1902, to enter life insurance work for The Mutual Life Insurance Co., in November, 1907, formed a partnership with R. A. Tuttle, the firm to take charge of Northern Ohio for The Midland Mutual Life Insurance Co.; Brady & Tuttle, gen. mgrs. for Northern Ohio for The Midland Mutual Life Insurance Co.; trustee Euclid Avenue Baptist Church; member Phi Kappa Psi National College Fraternity; served as sec’y and pres. of the Cleveland Alumni Assn, in 1903-1904; member Lakewood Tennis...

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Biographical Sketch of Olin Witmer Broadwell

Broadwell, Olin Witmer; attorney-at-law; born, Dalton, O., Feb. 14, 1855; son of Rev. John Sherman and Catherine S. Morrow Broadwell; educated, Baldwin University, Berea, O., graduating with the class of 1877, with the degree of B. S.; married, Cleveland, Jan. 5, 1882, Belle B. Brown; one son, Edwin Sherman Broadwell, and Mrs. Myrtle May Masters; served as special assistant prosecuting attorney for some time, under the administrations of Hon. W. B. Neff, Hon. T. L. Stremple and Hon. Harvey R. Keeler; admitted to the Bar, April 4, 1879, at Norwalk, O.; came to Cleveland in September, 1881, and became associated with the Forest City Fire Insurance Co.; after several years entered upon the general practice of law; won a reputation as a trial lawyer, and as assistant prosecuting attorney, he took part in many important cases; member Masonic, Knights of Pythias, National Union and Knights and Ladies of Security, Fraternities; his father, Rev. J. S. Broadwell, was of New England stock, dating back to English and French Huguenot ancestry; one of the best known ministers of the Methodist Denomination in Northern...

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Biographical Sketch of Abraham T. Brewer

Brewer, Abraham T.; lawyer; born in Monroe County, O., Sept. 20, 1841; son of Abraham and Mary (Mitchell) Brewer; educated, Indiana County, Pa., and Harlem Springs College, 1865-1866; LL. B., Ohio State Law College (Harlem Springs) ; married, Nov. 21, 1990, Clara Genella, daughter of Rev. John H. and Laura L. Tagg; served over three years in 61st Pennsylvania Volunteers in Civil War; seriously wounded at battle of Fair Oaks, and lay two days on battlefield without attention; admitted to bar, 1869. Author: Ohio Corporations, 5th edition, 1903; How to Make the Sunday School Go, 1892; True War Stories, 1907; History of Sixty-First Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1911,...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles E. Adams

Adams, Charles E.; manufacturer; born, Cleveland, June 8, 1859; son of Edgar and Mary Jane Adams; common school education; married Jennie M. Bowley, of Cleveland, June 11, 1884; with The Chandler & Rudd. Co., Cleveland, 1884-91; pres. Cleveland Hardware Co., June, 1891 ; director Cleveland Trust Co., First Nat. Bank, Am. Stove Co., Cleveland Life Ins. Co.; pres. Cleveland Chamber Commerce, 1910-; Republican; Baptist. Clubs : Cleveland Engineering, Union,...

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Biographical Sketch of Edgar Elliotte Adams

Adams, Edgar Elliotte; general supt. Cleveland Hardware Co.; born, Cleveland, Dee. 2, 1871; son of Edgar and Mary Jane Elliotte Adams; educated in Cleveland public schools; married, Wellsville, N. Y., Oct. 25, 1914, Elizabeth Carlton; two daughters; first employment in father’s art store on Euclid avenue; time-keeper for Cleveland Hardware Co., eventually working up to position of general supt.; director and member of executive committee Cleveland Hardware Co.; member Chamber of Commerce, National Civic Federation of New York; trustee and member executive committee of Legal Aid Society; trustee and member executive committee Hiram House Social...

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Biographical Sketch of William Agnew

Agnew, William; attorney-at-law; born, Glasgow, Scotland, May 30, 1870; son of John and Elizabeth Black Agnew; educated, Cleveland public schools and Cleveland Law School, LL. B., Baldwin University; married, Cleveland, June 20, 1899, Anna B. Coville; Chief Deputy Clerk of Courts, 1903-11; admitted to the Bar, June, 1906; member Cleveland and Ohio State Bar Ass’ns; trustee Broadway Y. M. C. A.; member Masonic (Knights Templars and Scottish Rites) and Knights of Pythias; member City and Athletic Clubs; recreations, travel, curling and bowling; (vice pres. American Bowling...

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Biographical Sketch of James Broggini

Broggini, James; granite carver; born, Brenno, Italy, June 9, 1850; son of John and Lucia Paretti Broggini; public school education; married, New York, May 10, 1879, Maria Comolli; at the age of 9 years went to work in Italy; came to this country in 1871; worked for the United States Government 8 years and then came to Cleveland and started in his present business; has been in the same location for 33...

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Biographical Sketch of William Howard Brett

Brett, William Howard; librarian, Cleveland Public Library; born, Braceville, O., in 1846; son of Morgan Lewis and Jane Brokaw Brett; educated, public schools, Warren, O., studied Western Reserve College, Hudson, O., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.; graduated from Hiram College, Hiram, O., degree A. M.; married, Cleveland, 1879, Alice L. Allen; issue, 6 children, 1 deceased; appointed to his present position in 1884; devoted to the cause of public libraries, and a student with a broad general knowledge; instrumental in forming the Ohio Library Ass’n, pres., 1895 and 1896; in 1897, pres. of the American Library Ass’n; chairman, in 1898, of the Trans-Mississippi Library Congress; since 1903, Dean of Western Reserve Library School, and originator of the Culminative Index; member Chamber of Commerce and the Rowfant...

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