Topic: Spanish-American War

Biographical Sketch of George Armstrong Garrettson

Garrettson, George Armstrong; banker; born, Columbiana County, O., Jan. 30, 1844; son of George and Ann Griffith Garrett-son; educated, public schools and private schools, Cornwell-on-the-Hudson, N. Y.; in 1870, married to Ann Scowden; in 1888, second marriage to Emma R. Ely; issue, three children, Margaret, George and Hiram; enlisted in Co. E, 84th O. V. I., 1862; graduated West Point Military Academy, 1867; appointed 2nd Lieut. 4th U. S. Artillery and served to Jan. 1, 1870; appointed on staff of Maj. Gen. John Poe; resigned in 1870, and returning to Cleveland, engaged with Second National Bank; elected cashier in 1880; cashier National Bank of Commerce, 1883; vice pres. 1885; now pres. Bank of Commerce, N. A.; interested in various corporations; member Ohio Commandery, Loyal Legion of the U. S.; brig. gen. of Volunteers, Spanish-American War, 1898, commanding Second Brigade, First Division, Second Army Corps, under fire in Porto Rico and recommended for brevet as major general; member Union, Country, Roadside and Euclid Clubs of Cleveland; and University Clubs of Cleveland and New York; member Naval and Military Order, Spanish-American War, Military Order of Foreign Wars and United Spanish War...

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Biographical Sketch of Paul Howland

Howland, Paul; congressman; born, Jefferson, O., Dec. 5, 1865; son of W. P. and Esther Elizabeth Leonard Howland; A. B., Oberlin College, 1887, A. M., 1894; LL. B., Harvard, 1890; married, Jessie F. Pruden, of Burghill, O., Jan. 18, 1905; practiced at Jefferson, 1890-1894; at Cleveland, since 1894; senior member law firm of Howland, Moffet & Niman; member 60th, 61st, and 62d Congresses (1907-1913), 20th Ohio Dist.; Republican; 2d lieut., 1st Ohio Cav. in Spanish-American...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles Russell Miller

Miller, Charles Russell; lawyer; born, Canton, O., Oct. 1, 1858; son of William K. and Sarah Burwell Miller; educated, Canton High School and Canton Academy; married, Cleveland, May 9, 1883, Alice Evelyn Rose; issue, Wm. R. Miller, Mrs. H. C. Hyatt, Jr.; member of law firm, Weed, Miller & Rothenberg; presidential elector, 1896; major and assistant adjutant general, U. S. V., 1898-1899; commander-in-chief U. S. War Vet., 1906-1907; pres. Cleveland Bar Ass’n, 1913; pres. Commercial Law League, 1889; trustee First M. E. Church; Mason; member Loyal Legion, Military Order Foreign Wars, N. and M. O. Spanish-American War, U. S. War Veterans, Sons of Veterans, Union, Cleveland Athletic, Rotary, and Colonial Clubs of Cleveland; Army and Navy Club, of Washington; Chamber of Commerce. Author “Law of Conditional Sales,...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles X. Zimmerman

Zimmerman, Charles X.; mgr. Luna Park; born, Cleveland, Jan. 18, 1865; son of Carl and Theresa Reis Zimmerman; public and high school education; married, Cleveland, June, 1900, Ethel Vogt; enlisted Ohio National Guard, 1884; has served continuously since; captain Spanish-American War; colonel Aug. 14, 1889; served during the Ohio floods of 1913, putting Dayton and Hamilton under martial law; comrade Military Order Foreign Wars; member K. of P., M. W. of A., Ohio National Guard Ass ‘n, Cleveland Athletic...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles K. Teter, D. D. S.

Teter, Charles K., D. D. S.; professional anesthetist and minor oral surgery; born, Westfield, Ind., Sept. 25, 1875; son of Rev. J. H. and Sarah Howard Teter; educated, Westerville High School, 1892-1894; Otterbein University, 1894-1897; Ohio Medical University, D. D. S., 1897-1900; married, Galena, O., Feb. 28, 1900, Etta M. Bush; issue, two sons and one daughter; private in 4th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Spanish American War; saw service in Porto Rico; chief anesthetist St. Luke’s Hospital; inventor of the Teter oxid and oxygen apparatus; vice pres. of the National Association of Anesthetists, 1912-1913; pres. The Teter Mnfg. Co.; member National Medical and Dental Ass’n, Ohio State Dental Ass’n, Northern Ohio Dental Ass in, Cleveland Dental Society, National Association of Anesthetists; Delta Sigma Delta Fraternity; member, Euclid, Athletic, and Automobile Clubs. Recreations: Golf and...

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Biographical Sketch of Daniel H. Pond

Pond, Daniel H.; pres. and gen. mgr. Economy Bldg. & Loan Co.; born, Petroleum Center, Pa., March 11, 1870; son of Henry Herbert and Maria M. (Gates) Pond; educated, district schools of Trumbull County, public schools Cleveland, and Allegheny College; married, May 17, 1891, Miss Ola Clark; one son, Ralph; worked one year in a factory in Painesville, O.; came to Cleveland and worked for The Cleveland Baking Co., as driver; later purchasing agt. one year; served one enlistment 7th U. S. Cavalry; messenger for the Adams Express Co.; then entered the real estate and insurance business and in 1894, became connected with The Economy Bldg. and Loan Co.; in 1907, elected vice pres.; senior member the insurance firm of Pond Bros., representing many important companies; Methodist; Republican; member Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Pythias, Military Order of Foreign War, and Military and Naval Order of the Spanish-American War; captain 5th 0. V. I., during war with Spain, and later lieut. col. 5th Infantry, O. N. G., until...

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Biographical Sketch of Willis W. Norris

Norris, Willis W.; secretary of police; born, Dec. 19, 1877; Smithville, O.; educated, public school and Normal Academy, Smithville, 0., graduating in 1898; married; served as a volunteer in the Spanish-American War, 8th O. V. I.; taught school for five years, 1900-1905, and during this time, attended summer school at Wooster University and Law School, Ada, O.; came to Cleveland in 1905, and worked as a lather; was elected a member of the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of Ohio in 1908; and as such gave particular attention to legislation in the interests of labor; most important of which was the Norris Employer’s Liability Law; appointed sec’y of police, June 17, 1911; which position he still...

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Biography of Rutherford B. Butts

Rutherford B. Butts, member of the bar at Muskogee, is a veteran of two wars and has been a most prominent factor in the field of relief work, of organized charity and of polity. His labors have at all times and along all lines been far-reaching and resultant and his cooperation is regarded as a most effective force in the attainment of desired results. Rutherford B. Butts is a native of Houston, Ohio, born February 18, 1877, and is a son of Jacob A. and Mary M. (Carpenter) Butts, the former a farmer by occupation. During the youthful days of R. B. Butts the family removed to Kansas and there he pursued his education in the public and high schools and in the Art School of the University of Kansas. He afterward became a student in the law department, from which he was graduated in June, 1905, and on the 17th of October of that year he came to Muskogee, where he entered upon the-general practice of law, in which he has continued. He tries all kinds of cases and tries them well and one of the marked characteristics of his law practice is the thoroughness and precision with which he prepares his cases, so that he is never surprised by the unexpected in the courts. His clientage is now extensive and of an important character, his name figuring...

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Biographical Sketch of Henry Everett McMillin, Jr.

McMillin, Henry Everett, Jr.; musical instruments; born, Shelby, O., April 27, 1876; son of H. E. and Emma C. North McMillin, Sr.; educated, Hiram College, Hiram, O.; married, Cleveland, April 19, 1899, Minna A. Frisch, of Mansfield, O.; Q. M. Sergt., Co. K, 10th O. V. I., Spanish American War; vice pres. and gen. mgr. The H. E. McMillin Co.; member Cleveland Athletic Club. Fond of...

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Biographical Sketch of Otto Miller

Miller, Otto; bond business; born, Cleveland, July 1, 1874, son of James H. and Sophia M. (Hensch) Miller; educated, University School and Yale University, graduating in 1896, with degree of Ph. B.; spent a year in travel abroad; married, Cleveland, Dec. 4, 1901, Elizabeth Clark Tyler; issue, two sons, Otto, Jr., and Washington Tyler; at outbreak of the Spanish-American War, enlisted as a member of Troop C, 1st O. V. C., and became quartermaster sergeant; member firm of Hayden, Miller & Co.; director Bank of Commerce; treas. University School; director of Troop A Riding Academy; member Burdeck Camp, U. S. War Veterans; Sons of the American Revolution, and the Loyal Legion, Chamber of Commerce, Union, University, Tavern, and Country Clubs of Cleveland, and the University Club of New...

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Biography of F. E. Thurman

F. E. Thurman, engaged in the general insurance, surety bond and loan business at Bartlesville, Oklahoma, under the firm style of F. E. Thurman Company, was born at West Union, Ohio, March 9, 1872, a son of J. M. and Mary Elizabeth (McCormick) Thurman, both natives of that state. J. M. Thurman, during the greater part of his active life, was engaged in the banking business at West Union, Ohio, and for a long period served as treasurer of Adams county, that state. The father passed away October 4, 1915, in West Union, while the mother died when her son, F. E. Thurman, was but eight years of age, leaving also another son, William, who died at the age of thirty-eight years. F. E. Thurman obtained a substantial public school education, completing a high school course in the schools of Adams county, Ohio, during the seventeen years that he lived at home. He then went to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he initiated his practical business experience as an employee of Dun’s Mercantile Agency, working in a branch office. Soon afterward he was made a traveling representative of the house, spending seven years with the firm. At this time he volunteered for service in the Spanish-American war and participated in an engagement at Guayama. He returned from the war at the beginning of the oil excitement, locating at Neodesha, Kansas, where...

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Biography of Myron White

Myron White, an active representative of the Muskogee bar for the past two decades, has been accorded an extensive and gratifying clientage in recognition of his skill in the handling of intricate legal problems. He is numbered among the native sons of Kangas, his birth having occurred in Brown county on the 6th of September, 1875. His father, Jesse H. White, a native of Ohio, came of Revolutionary stock and was of English lineage. He served as a soldier of the Union army during the four-year period ‘of the Civil war and after the close of the conflict he married Miss Ella White, who though of the same name was not a relative. She was born in Wisconsin, while her father was a native of Scotland and her mother of Ireland. To Jesse H. and Ella White were born two children: Jesse M. and Myron. After the death of his first wife, which occurred when their son, Myron, was but two years of age, Mr. White was again married and became the father of seven more children. When his mother died Myron White was taken to the home of his grandmother in Ohio and was there reared to the age of ten years, then he went to his father’s in Kansas. His early educational training, which was received in the, public schools, was supplemented by a course of study...

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Biography of Colonel Jacob H. Bartles

Time is the perspective which places the individual in his true position in relation to the history of the community with which he has been identified and time serves but to heighten the fame and brighten the good name of Colonel Jacob H. Bartles, in whose honor the town of Bartlesville was named and who was also the founder of Dewey. He was ever a man of most progressive spirit, of which many tangible evidences may be cited, including the fact that he was the first man to establish electric light and waterworks plants in the state. He was also in the vanguard of those who have promoted the educational and moral progress of the community, as well as its public utility. At the same time he wisely and carefully managed his business interests, so that success in substantial measure came to him, enabling him to provide a good living for those dependent upon him. His life record covered a period of sixty-eight years and won him the honor and respect of all those who appreciate fair-mindedness, loyalty, progressiveness and high standards of living. Mr. Bartles came to the southwest from the far-off state of New Jersey, his birth having occurred in Chester, Morris County, June 11, 1842, his parents being Joseph A. and Phoebe Helene Bartles. His father, a native of New York, put up the first telegraph...

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Biography of John G. Land

John G. Land, whose intimate friends call him Jack and who is representing the Prudential Life Insurance Company of America as manager for the territory embracing Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas, was born in Springfield, Missouri, May 26, 1878, and is a son of J. G. and Nancy A. (Berry) Land, both of whom are deceased. The son was educated in the public schools of St. John, Kansas, and in Marmaduke College at Sweet Springs, Missouri. When sixteen years of age he took up the study of telegraphy and for fifteen years was an operator. In 1898 he came to Muskogee as telegraph operator for the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad Company. During the Spanish-American war he volunteered as a member of Company C of the United States Signal Corps and was sent to Tampa, Florida, whence he went to Havana, Cuba, being on duty until mustered out at the close of the war with the rank of first-class sergeant. He then resumed his work in telegraphy and was thus engaged until 1907, when he turned his attention to the insurance business, becoming identified with the Prudential Life Insurance Company of America as agent. Acquainting himself with every phase of the business, he has been promoted to the responsible position of manager for the company over the district including Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas and he is today one of the...

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Biography of L. W. Servey

The lumber industry of Washington County finds a prominent representative in L. W. Servey, who as President of the Ochelata Lumber Company is controlling a large and growing business, which he has developed through close application, capable management, energy and determination. He was born in Dempsey town, Venango County, Pennsylvania July 2, 1813, of the marriage of A. J. and Adeline (Weikal) Servey, both now deceased. The father, who was a building contractor, went to Kansas in 1868 and there took up a homestead, which he improved and developed. L. W. Servey completed a course in the high school at Iola, Kansas, after which he attended the normal school at Mankato, Minnesota, and a business college at St. Paul, that state. Following the outbreak of the Spanish-American war he became a member of the Fifteenth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, commanded by Captain Spicer. After receiving his discharge Mr. Servey entered the employ of the Clark & Bates Lumber Company, first working in their plant at Gas City, Kansas. He was then sent by the firm to Bartlesville, Oklahoma, arriving there on the 1st of December, 1899, and eating his first meal at the National Hotel, which was the first good hostelry established in the town and was situated on the present site of the Model Clothing Store, being operated by Frank Overlees. The yards of the Clark & Bates Company...

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