FAMILIAR. FACES OF OHIO.
WHO THEY ARE.
Brief Biographical Sketches of the
"Familiar Faces of Ohio"
A SOUVENIR COLLECTION
PORTRAITS AND SKETCHES
OF WELL-KNOWN MEN OF THE
::::: COMPILED BY
C. S. VAN TASSEL,
NOTE: Click on the page
number for the portrait of each man.
AYERS, JAMES M.. physician and surgeon, Hamilton. A native and resident of that city. Educated in common schools. He is a self-made man, having mastered and risen to eminence in the profession of pharmacy ; served during-the late war in both general hospital and with his regiment, the 79th O. V. I. Graduated as physician and surgeon from the Medical College of Ohio. U. S. Consul to Para, Brazil, under the administration of President Harrison. Republican candidate for State Senator in his district in the campaign of 1895, and came within less than 100 votes of being elected, the district Democratic by 3,000. Page 66 .
ANDERSON, CHARLES M., lawyer, Greenville ; born in Pennsylvania Jan, 5, 1845 ; emigrated to Montgomery county in 1855, thence to Darke county, until the breaking-out of the war; enlisted in the 71st O. V. I. Studied after returning from the army and admitted to the bar in 1868, which profession he has followed ever since. Judge Advocate General of Ohio under administration of Governor Hoadley. Elected and served in the Forty-ninth Congress. Three years one of the managers of the World's Fair Commission for Ohio. In 1894 unanimously selected by both branches of Congress of the United States as one of the managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for a term of six years. In 1895 was selected chairman of State Democratic Executive Committee, and filled the arduous duties of that place in the memorable campaign between Governor Bushnell and Governor Campbell.
Page 28 .
ALLEN, LUTHER, capitalist and manufacturer of Cleveland, is a native of New York State ; received a public school education. Began business career at an early age and soon entered the railroad service, connecting himself with some of the large trunk lines of the country as clerk, telegraph operator, cashier, first auditor, superintendent and general passenger and freight agent. In 1884 elected secretary and treasurer of the Society of Savings of Cleveland, and proved himself an able financier during his connections therewith. Is largely interested and identified with the ship building concerns on the great lakes at Cleveland and Chicago. President of Savings, Building and Loan Co., Cleveland.
Page 68 .
AVERY, ELROY M., Cleveland, State Senator of Cuyahoga County. He is a literary man of ability and an orator of fame. Was principal of East High and Normal School of Cleveland, member of the City Council the first year under the new federal plan of government. Member of the Seventy-first General Assembly, and introduced the measure now a law changing the annual sessions of the egislature into biennial sessions. He is a clean cut man and a thorough Republican. Page 90 .
ASHLEY, JR., JAMES MITCHELL, Toledo. Born of Scotch and English ancestry. Educated at Toledo public schools and graduated at Cornell University in 1876. Civil engineer in Montana from 1869 to 1871. Engaged in construction of Toledo & Ann Arbor and other railways from 1879 to 1893. Now interested in mining and manufacturing. Republican in politics. Page 32 .
ALLEN, COTTON H., Mayor of Columbus and manager of the Peter Hayden Saddlery and Hardware Company. Page 73 .
APTHORP, HENRY, member of Board of Managers of Ohio Penitentiary ; Ashtabula. Educated in common schools, Mayfield Academy, Geauga Seminary, Harlow's Commercial College and Oberlin College. Had charge of telegraph repairs and of block and interlocking signals on Lake Shore Railway. Associate editor of Democratic Standard of Ashtabula, 1876 to 1883. Railroad commissioner of Ohio two years. General agent of Lake Shore Railway, 1887 to 1891. Author of "Two-Cent Railroad Fare in Ohio." Member of Ashtabula Council several years. Democratic candidate for Congress, Nineteenth District, 1888 and 1894.
Page 29 .
AKER, W. W., Attorney-at-Law, New Paris ; Representative of Preble County, and serving his second term Graduated from several educational institutions, including literary, commercial and law graduatory from Cincinnati law school; has taught school and served in 93rd O. V. I., which regiment he helped to recruit. He headed the roll call in the Seventy-first Assembly and was always prompt, voting on nearly every question that came before the House, and was one of the best and most attentive members Preble county ever had. Page 94 .
ANDERSON, LEROY K., Aide-de-Camp of Governor Bushnell and of the Tuscarora Advertising Co., Coshocton. He is a prominent business man, a public spirited citizen and thorough-going gentleman of his city. A loyal and enthusiastic Republican. Started out in life as a school teacher but soon abandoned the profession to engage in business in which he has been eminently successful. Presidential elector of his district in 1888 when President Harrison was elected. The Tuscarora Advertising Co., with which he is connected, is one of the largest concerns of its kind in the world. Page 85.
AXLINE, H. A., Adjutant General of Ohio, Columbus. Received his education at the common schools and graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University. Served in the war of the Rebellion and was mustered out at the close. Principal of Zanesville High School while studying law, and admitted to the bar by the Ohio Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. He has been longer identified with the O. N. G. than any man in the State, Captain, Ma jor and Lieutenant in the 17th Regiment, O. N. G. Chief clerk in the Adjutant General's office and promoted to assistant under the administration of Governor Foster. Adjutant-General under Governor Foraker's administration, and under which the first encampment of O. N. G. was held. Appointed Adjutant General again by Governor Bushnell.
Page 24 .
ALDRICH, GEORGE F., Representative of Sandusky County, Tinney, Native of Sandusky county and reared on the farm. Educated in the district schools, Fostoria Normal school and public schools of Mansfield. Began teaching school at the age of 18, and considered one of Sandusky county's successful teachers for fifteen years. Nine years justice of the peace of his township. Four years member of Board of County School Examiners. Elected to the Seventieth General Assembly and Seventy-second as a Democrat. Page 98 .
BUSHNELL, ASA S., Governor of Ohio. Born in New York in 1834. Came to Springfield, Ohio, in 1854, where he was a dry goods clerk, and afterwards a bookkeeper. In 1866 he became interested in the firm of Warder, Bushnell & Glessner, manufacturers of harvesting machinery, and is now the head of that firm, and worth several millions. A Captain in the late war, Quartermaster General on the staff. of Gov. Foraker, chairman of Republican state committee in 1885, and a delegate-at-large to National Republican convention at Minneapolis in 1892. Nominated for Governor by Republican state convention at Zanesville, May 28th, 1895, and elected Governor by over 90,000 plurality, the largest ever given a Governor in Ohio, with but one exception. Page 22 .
BECKHAM, CARL H. lawyer, Toledo, and Representative of Lucas county. Received his education in the district schools and Napoleon high school. Started out in life at the age of 14, spending several years farming and teaching ; attended Ohio Wesleyan University one year. Studied law at Toledo and admitted to the bar in 1886, and has been engaged in practice ever since at Toledo. Member of Seventy-first General Assembly, and re-elected to the Seventy-second. Republican in politics. Page 95.
BOXWELL, ALEXANDER, Representative of Warren county, Red Lion. Born in Virginia and came to Ohio in 1857. Secured his education in the public schools and Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware. Taught school for sixteen years ; studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1881. He was a justice of the peace twelve years and a member of the Sixty-ninth, Seventieth, Seventy-first and Seventy-second General Assemblies. Speaker of the Seventy-first House of Representatives. Page 91.
BREWER, MURRAY P., Bowling Green. Born in Columbus, Nov. 23, 1849, and received his schooling at Westerville. In 1868 he went to Toledo and engaged in the printing business as a practical printer, and in 1870 went to Bowling Green and took a position on the Wood County Sentinel, the official organ of the Republican party. In 1873 he became sole proprietor of the Sentinel by purchase from C. W. Evers, later selling to Rudulph Bros., and was then for a year one of the proprietors of the Wauseon Republican. In 1884 he again became one of the proprietors of the Sentinel, and has been its editor ever since. Has been mayor of Bowling Green two terms. Served on the school board and city council ably and well for many years. He is one of the ablest writers in Ohio, and always alert to the interests of his town and county. Page 57 .
BLEE, ROBERT, born in Cuyahoga county, 1836, and received a good academic education. In 1853 he commenced his business life as a brakeman on the C. C. & C. Ry., and in March, 1867, was appointed Superintendent, which position he held until his election as Mayor of the City of Cleveland in 1883, retiring from that office with honor. Page 60.
BOYLE, JAMES, Private Secretary of Ex-Governor McKinley,
and Journalist. Born in England. Came to America at the age of 16, and learned
the printer's trade at Toronto, Canada . Before 20 years of age he was a
reporter on the Montreal and Toronto papers; afterwards Parliamentary reporter
of debates for the Toronto Mail, and one of the official reporters of the
Canadian House of Parliament. Came to the United States, and for four years was
on the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Took a position on the Gazette at Cincinnati,
and upon the consolidation of the Commercial and Gazette became political
correspondent of that paper. Has always taken a keen interest in politics. One
of the charter members of the Young Men's Blaine Club, of Cincinnati, one of the
famous political clubs of the country. One of the prime movers in organizing the
League of Republican Clubs, of which he has always been identified, and in 1890
was elected President of the Ohio Republican League. Has been member of Board of
Police Commissioners of Cincinnati. On election of Gov. McKinley he was chosen
his private secretary. Page 26 .
BRUSH, C. F.óM. E., Ph. D. Electric Engineer and Inventor
of Brush Electric Lights, Cleveland. While quite young he had a natural bent or
aptitude for chemistry, physics and engineering, and received his education at
the Cleveland High School and Michigan University as a mining engineer. He is
the inventor of dynamos, electric machines, electric light lamps, etc. The Brush
electric lights now shine by thousands in all quarters of the globe, inthe
streets, the factories, stores and residences, on steamers p owing the rivers,
lakes and oceans, war vessels of every nation, and on the big passenger and
merchant steamers. " Brush " is a household word on the five great continents.
BADGER, DEWITT C., Common Pleas'Judge, Columbus. Educated at Mt. Union College and Bloomingburg
Academy. School teacher at the age of 15 and taught until he was 21. Admitted to
the Bar in 1880. Began the practice of law at London, Ohio, shortly afterwards.
Three years Prosecuting Attorney of Madison County. Continued the practice of
law at London until 1883, when he removed to Columbus. Elected Common Pleas
Judge in 1893. Politically a Democrat, and fraternally a Mason, I. O. O. F., and
K. of P. Page 81.
BRUON, ANDREW, Ottawa, of the firm of Cover & Bruon,
Bankers; wholesale hay and straw firm of Andrew Bruon & Co.; President of
the Putnam County Gravel Co.. and of the Harbison-Milburn Co., of Findlay. He is
an untiring and methodical worker, drawing the line between friends and enemies,
scarcely ever absent from his business, and as a natural consequence all his
undertakings succeed. Page 87.
BORN, CONRAD, JR , of Capital City Brewery, was born in
Columbus on September 21st, 1844 ; educated in public schools of Columbus ;
started to work in brewery in 1860, at Cincinnati, Ohio, and became a partner in
the firm of Born & Co., brewers, of Columbus, Ohio, in 1864 ; married to
Miss Lena Moerlein, of Cincinnati, in 1869 ; is senior member now of the above
firm, and has associated with him in business his son, C. Christian Born, and
his nephew, C. Edward Born, under the firm name of Born & Co. Page
BEATTY, GEORGE W.,
of Columbus, is well known to the paper and printing trade of Ohio and Michigan,
where he has labored in the interests of the Central Ohio Paper Co. for the past
ten years. He is one of the men who have made the celebrated Swan linen paper so
widely known and so generally used. Page 97.
BIERLY, T. N., lawyer, Toledo. Born in Pennsylvania but grew
to manhood in Wood county, Ohio, where he acquired a common school education and
attended Normal School at Republic, Ohio. Taught school several years. Studied
law and was admitted to the bar in 1877, opened an office at Pemberville where
he practiced until 1895, when he removed to Toledo. Politically a Demo rat, and
an active leader of his party. Mayor of Pemberville several terms and served on
Board of Education of that village. Has been Democratic candidate for
Prosecuting Attorney of Wood county. He has extensive real estate interests
which have proved a financial bonanza and a fortune. He being of a generous and
philanthropic nature has been liberal in contributing to the happiness of
others. The public library of Pemberville is a monument of his generosity.
Fraternally he is an Odd Fellow and a Mason. Page 88.
BALDWIN, FRANK A., of Baldwin &
Harrington, lawyers, Bowling Green. One of the ablest lawyers of the Wood county
bar He was born in New York in 1854, his parents having returned to their old
home to escape the cholera plague at Perrysburg. Educated in the public schools
of Perrysburg, Weston and Toledo, he began reading law with J. R. Tyler at
Perrysburg and completed his studies with McCauley & Penington at Tiffin. He
was admitted to the bar in 1877, and shortly opened an office at Weston, and the
same year was elected Prosecuting Attorney of Wood County, removing to Bowling
Green where he has since resided. He is a member of the Court House Building
Commission. Page 56.
BROWN, R. B., of the Zanesville Courier, Zanesville. Born,
raised and educated at the village of New Concord, Muskingum county. Served four
years and five months as a private soldier in the 15th O. V. I. during the war.
He was severely wounded in front of Atlanta, and disabled for nine months ; with
this exception he was in every battle or skirmish his regiment participated in.
After returning home from the war he entered college and completed his
education. Taught school four years in Southern Minnesota and in 1873 became
connected with the Zanesville Courier as city editor. In 1876 purchased an
interest in the paper, and the firm of Newman, Dodd & Brown afterwards
became the Courier Company, incorporated under the laws of Ohio and was elected
manager of the company in 1889, and has so continued. Has been mayor of his
native village and one of the trustees of the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home
at Sandusky under the administration of Governors Foraker, Campbell, McKinley
and Bushneil. Page 87.
BAKER, L. M., of Baker's Art Gallery, came to Columbus
in, 1854 and became a clerk in a store, and later at the Neil House ; was an
officer at the penitentiary under Governor Chase ; served a short time in the
army during- the late unpleasantness ; went into the photograph business in
1862, and the next year established the present gallery, of which he has been
the head ever since. Baker's Art Gallery has the finest art rooms in Ohio, and
it is a demonstrated fact that the work of the artists are the best produced in
the United States. They were awarded the gold medal for the best specimens of
photographs exhibited at the Semi-Centennial at Boston and at the World's Fair
at Chicago. Page 83 .
BAKER, DUANE H., of
Baker's Art Gallery, Columbus. Son of L. M. Baker. Finished his education at the
Ohio State University, and has since been connected with Baker's Art Gallery, he
being business manager and owning a third interest. Was a veteran member of the
Columbus Cadets, six years a member of Governor's Guards. Socially a K. of P.
and an Elk. Page 83 .
BLISS, JERRY P., Member
of Board of Public Works, Columbus. Received his education in the common
schools, and at an early age helped to support his mother by selling papers and
flowers. Was a page in the Ohio Senate, and afterwards worked in the railroad
service in the general office of the B. & O. and ticket office at Union
Depot. In 1888 became connected with the baking business, which under his
management has become one of the most thoroughly equipped plants in Columbus.
Politically a Republican. Delegate to Republican National convention at Chicago
in 1888. Fraternally a Mason, I. O. O. F., Knight Templar, Red Man, K of P.,
Junior Hussar, and member of Town street Methodist church. Page 74 .
BEER, THOMAS, lawyer, Bucyrus. Born in 1832 in Wayne
county, Ohio. Edited the Stark County Democrat from 1858 to 1860; the Crawford
County Forum from 1860 to 1862. Read law in Coshocton. Admitted to the bar in
1862. Elected to the Legislature in 1863 and 1865. Member of Constitutional
Convention of 1873-4. Appointed Common Pleas Judge ,in 1874, serving until
February, 1885. Judge of the Circuit Court from 1885 to 1893. Page 44 .
BURKET, JACOB F., Findlay, one of the Judges of the
Supreme Court of Ohio. Admitted to the bar at Findlay in 1861 and practiced law
there until elected Supreme Judge, going on the bench in February, 1893.
Presidential elector on the Garfield and Arthur ticket in 1880. Grand Master of
Odd Fellows for Ohio from May, 1882, to May. 1883. Member of the American Bar
Association and Ohio Bar Association. The supreme judgeship was the first
official position he ever held. Page 71 .
BRAILEY, JAMES S.,
broker, Wauseon. Secretary of the Fulton County Building and Loan Co. and a
member of the firm of Brailey & Conklin, general agents for the Phoenix
Mutual Life Insurance Co. Is a staunch Republican and takes an active part in
politics in North Nestern Ohio. In business Mr. Brailey is a hard worker and
enjoys the confidence of his associates Page 48 .
BRADBURY, JOSEPH P., Pomeroy, one of the Ohio Supreme
Court judges. Began practice of law in 1866 at Union City, Ind. Removed to
Pomeroy same year, where he has since resided. Elected prosecuting attorney of
Meigs county in 1869 and 1871. Elected Common Pleas judge in 1878, 1879 and
1881. Page 72 .
BRUSH, EDMUND CONE, A.
M., M. D., Zanesville. Educated in the schools of Zanesville and Academic
Department of Marietta College. Graduated from Starling Medical College in 1875.
Marietta College conferred the honorary degree of master of arts in 1889.
Trustee and physician of the John McIntire Children's Home, surgeon of the B.
& O., C. & M. V., C. A. & C , B. Z. & C. and Z. & O. R.
railroads. Member of Zanesville Board of Health, trustee of the Muskingum County
Soldiers and Sailors' Memorial buildings, president of the Board of Trustees of
the Zanesville Atheneum. Contributed articles on medical subjects and published
in various medical journals ; military articles to Century and military journals
; article on the Pioneer Physicians of the Muskingum Valley, read before the
Ohio State Historical Society and published by that body. Enlisted in Ohio Light
Artillery regiment in 1886 and has been captain of Battery " C," major,
lieutenant-colonel and now colonel. Page 64 .
BASSETT, HOLLIS S.,
Clerk of the Courts of Fulton county, Wauseon. Proprietor of Swan Creek stock
farm, Swanton, Ohio, and dealer in trotting bred horses. Founded the Swanton
Enterprise in 1886. Page 48 .
BOLLMEYER, FRED J.,
Mayor of Wauseon and editor of Wauseon Expositor. First Democratic mayor of that
city. Elected in April, 1894, at the age of twenty-two, being the youngest mayor
in Ohio. Secretary of Ninth District Democratic Congressional committee. Page
BELL, WM. S., Mayor of Zanesville. Native of that city,
and received a public school education. Actively and successfully engaged in
mercantile pursuits twenty years. Member of the Seventy-first General Assembly.
Serving his second term as mayor of that city. Has been actively engaged in
Board of Trade work, and several new factories and industries attest to his
energy and business enterprise. Page 62 .
BROWN, W. C., managing
editor of Fostoria Daily Review and treasurer of the Isaac Harter Milling Co.,
Fostoria. Academic education. City editor of Findlay Daily Jeffersonian at
seventeen years of age. Teller in Foster & Co.'s bank, Fostoria, six years.
January 1st, 1888, became treasurer of the Isaac Harter Milling Co., the largest
combined mill and elevator plant in the world, which he still holds, and is now
financial manager of the immense plant. involving an investment of upwards of a
million dollars. President of two building and loan associations, and largely
interested in other local enterprises. Member of staff of Governor McKinley,
with rank of colonel. Delegate to Republican National convention at Minneapolis
in 1892 from the Thirteenth Congressional district of Ohio. Was the secretary of
the Ohio delegation, and was the youngest delegate in the National convention.
BELL, HUBBERT E., Postmaster, Mansfield, and senior
member of the law firm of Bell, Brinkerhoof & Mungert. Common school
education, with normal course at Northwestern Ohio College at Ada. A country
school teacher while reading law. Admitted to the bar in 1881 Prosecuting
Attorney of Richland county six years. Democrat politically, and always actively
identified with committee work. Appointed postmaster of Mansfield by President
Cleveland in March, 1894. Page 40 .
BRICKELL, WILLIAM D.,
was born November lo. 1852, at Steubenville, O., being the son of Captain D. Z.
Brickell, the well-known manufacturer and capitalist of Pittsburg, Pa. His
education was acquired in the public schools of Pittsburg and at the Western
University at Pittsburg. While yet a young man he learned the printers' trade,
being an apprentice on The Pittsburg Daily Post, under James F. Barr. He thus
brought to his chosen profession, that of a newspaper publisher a practical
mechanical as well as business knowledge. While to him alone must be attributed
the wonderful success of the Columbus Dispatch, yet so modest and unobtrusive
has been his nature the world is not nearly so well acquainted with this man as
it is with mean who have accomplished far less along the lines of educating the
public and alleviating the wants of the unfortunates. Devoted to his home and
his business, he is rarely conspicuous in public. Without noise or bluster, and
as devoid of personaliselfishness as is possible for a human being to be, Mr.
Brickell has devoted his life to the interest of the many. Fidelity to friends,
and methodical in business transactions are two of his strong characteristics.
As an employer, while exacting a strict compliance to rules, he is held in the
highest esteem by all his employes, whom he is ready to befriend at all times.
Page 75 .
BEERY, THOMAS E.,
President of Commercial Bank, Upper Sandusky. Educated in country schools.
Embarked in mercantile business at the aged of twenty in Bremen, Fairfield
county. Removed to Upper Sandusky in 1887, where he has been identified with its
mercantile, manufacturing, shipping and banking interests. The Commercial Bank
was organized for general banking business January 1st. 1895, and is a strong
financial institution. Mr. Beery is a member of the J. C. Woodcock Co.,
manufacturers, of his city. Page 46 .
BROWN, JAMES M., senior
member of the law firm of James M. & Walter F. Brown, is a prominent
Republican and one of the best known citizens of Toledo He was Postmaster of
Toledo under President Harrison, for twelve years President of the Toledo Humane
Society, and in all matters pertaining to the welfare of the city his counsel is
solicited and carries great weight. Page 31 .
BONNER, COL. JOSEPH C.,
President and Manager of the Ames, Bonner Co., of Toledo Born at Chillicothe,
O., July 13, 1855. Is of Scotch-Irish parentage, Member of Society of Sons of
the Revolution and the war of 1812. Member of the Staff of Ex-Governor Wm.
McKinley. Chairman of the Republican State Central Committee from 1893-1895. The
records of those years show the largest Republican plurality and largest number
of votes ever ballotted at State elections in Ohio. The Ames, Bonner Company was
organized in 1882. It has a paid up capital of $400,000, and a factory capicity
the largest in its line and the most productive in the country. Page 33
BURKE, C. E., Cleveland, Aide-de-Camp of Governor
Bushnell; Vice-President and General Manager of Lake Shore Foundry,
manufacturers of cast iron gas and water pipes. Was born at Waukegon, Wis., on
April 17, 1850. Educated at the Cleveland public schools, Huminston Military
Academy and Hillsdale College. Page 25 .
BOWERSMITH, D. L.,
Manager of Ohio State Journal, Columbus. Educated at district school, select
schools, Antioch College at Yellow Springs, and Otterbein University,
Westerville. Taught school three years. Read law three years. Began newspaper
work on Ohio State Journal, as a reporter, in 1875, became City Editor in 1878,
Managing Editor in 1893 and Manager in 1894. Appointed Columbus Agent of The
Associated Press in 1881 and continued in the position since. With the
exceptions of two years on the Cincinnati Enquirer he has been in the continuous
service of the State Journal for twenty years. The paper has never been so
prosperous as under his management. Page 75 .
BLACK, LUTHER, Oil producer, Bowling Green. Reared on
farm, taught school four years and entered the Union Army in April, 1861 as a
private and mustered out as a captain. Engaged in drug business at Tontogany
until elected Treasurer of Wood County and served two terms. Engaged
successfully in merchandise in Bowling Green five years. Served as member of
Board of Gas Trustees and on Board of Education, acting as President, two years.
Director of First National Bank and American Foundry and Machine Co., of his
city, and a valued and popular citizen. Page 57 .
BARGER, JOHN W., aide-de-camp of Governor Bushnell and
farmer, Waverly. Education acquired in the public schools, Bartlett's Commercial
College, Cincinnati, and Ohio Wesleyan University. Represented Pike county in
the legislature two years. Enjoyed the distinction of having never introduced a
bill or made a motion to adjourn. Delegate to National convention in 1884. Has
been candidate for congressional nomination, lieutenant-governor and governor.
Republican in politics and takes pride in having by his political abilities
largely aided his party in wresting Pike county from the Democracy. Page 41
BEATTY, GENERAL JOHN, president of Citizen's National
Bank, Columbus. In 1860 presidential elector from the Thirteenth Ohio
Congressional district. In 1861entered the army as lieutenant-colonel of 3d O.
V. I. promoted to colonelcy of regiment in 1862, and in 1863 was appointed
brigadier-general of volunteers. Was with McCIellan and Rosecrans in West
Virginia ; O. M. Mitchell in his brilliant dash through North Alabama ;
commanded a regiment at battle of Perryville, a brigade at Stone River,
'Tullahoma, Chicamauga and Missionary Ridge. Recommencld by Gen. Geo. H Thomas
for promotion to rank of major-general for "gallant and obstinate defense" in
the battle of Chicamauga. Member of Fortieth, Forty-first and Forty-second
Congresses. Presidential elector at large in 1884. Member of State Board of
Charities and president of the Ohio Chicamauga and Chattanooga Park Commission.
BLYTH, JOHN, Bucyrus, treasurer of Crawford county.
Born in Kirkcaldy, County of Fife, Scotland. At age of 14 emigrated to Canada
and in 1863 located in Galion, O. Enlisted in 32d O. V. I. and was desperately
wounded in battle of Atlanta, resulting later in discharge. Prominent in
politics, having frequently been honored by the Democratic party. Active in
Masonic circles and recently attained the thirty-third degree in Buffalo. Has
splendid business capacity, is affable in manner and is very popular over the
state. Domestically inclined, he has in Bucyrus a handsome home and an
interesting family. Page 45 .
BELL, ROZIN W ,
Columbus, steward of the Ohio Institution for the education of the blind.
Received a common school education. Served as an apprentice in a tin ner's
establishment and worked as journeyman in Mansfield and Farmington, Mo., until
1858 ; migrated to Cali- fornia and worked at his trade in San Francisco and San
Jose ; worked two and a half years in gold mines of Calaveras county and clerked
five years in Conrad Platt's hardware store at Mokquelumne Hill, Cal One of the
active men in organizing the Mokquelumne Hill Rifle Company to defend the
Pacific coast and remained an active member until the close of the war. Returned
to Bellville, O., in 1866 Engaged in merchantile business until 1877. Served two
years as an Officer of the U S. Senate. Elected Steward of the Ohio Institution
for the Education of the Blind in 1880, retired 1884 ; re-elected in 1886,
retired in 1890; reelected the third time in 1892 and still holds the position.
Has always been active in politics and a Republican from his birth. Page 27
BRICE, CALVIN S., Senator for Ohio, Lima. Educated at
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Served in the War of the Rebellion as private in
the 86th O. V. I., and Captain of Co. E, 108th O. V. I. Studied in the law
department of the Michigan University at Ann Arbor, and admitted to practice in
1866 by State and United States district and circuit court. One of the
Presidential electors on the Tilden ticket in 1876, and Cleveland electoral
ticket in 1884. Delegate at large from Ohio to the St Louis Democratic National
convention in. 1886 ; selected to represent Ohio on National Democratic
committee, and chairman of the campaign committee for the ensuing national
campaign ; elected chairman of National committee in 1889, and in 1890 elected
United States Senator to succeed Henry B. Payne. His term will expire March 3,
1897. Page 20 .
BEVERSTOCK, EDWARD, of
the law firm of James & Beverstock, Bowling Green. Graduate of Oberlin
College with degree of A. B. and Cincinnati Law School with the title of L. L.
B. Admitted to the bar in 1891. Began the practice of law in office of B. F.
James and soon became a partner. Twice chosen chairman of the Republican Central
Committee of Wood county. Page 56 .
BROMWELL, J. H., member of Congress from Second
district, and of firm of Bromwell & Bruce, attorneys, 16 Masonic Temple,
Cincinnati. Educated in the public schools of Cincinnati, and graduate of
Hughes' High School in 1864. Taught in the Cincinnati High Schools seventeen
years. Graduated at the Cincinnati Law School in 1870. Assistant county
solicitor of Hamilton county four years. Grand Secretary Grand Lodge of Masons
of Ohio. Page 72 .
BROWN, LEVI W.,
Ex-Consul to Glasgow, Scotland. Born in what is now Fulton county, 53 years ago.
Parents New England people of Scotch descent. Has been active in politics,
society and public enterprises. Cast his first ballot for Abraham Lincoln.
Always been a Republican. First office held was township clerk in a strongly
Democratic township. Probate Judge of Fulton county three terms. Served on
various Republican committees, county, district and state; chairman of the
latter and member of executive committee several terms. United States Consul to
Glasgow, Scotland, under President Harrison. At present engaged in business as a
broker at Toledo, having a large eastern and foreign correspondence to draw
from. Makes placing of loans a specialty. He is in active touch with public life
and enterprises in Ohio and enjoys it with keen zest. Page 46.
BRUMBACH, ORVILLE S., member of the law firm of Hurd,
Brumbach & Thatcher, Toledo. Was born in Delaware county, Ohio, December 2,
1855. In 1861 he moved with his parents to Van Wert where he attended school,
completing his education at the University of Wooster and Princeton College. He
graduated in law from Michigan University and located in practice in Toledo in
1879. Member of the 67th General Assembly and one of the leaders of the foremost
members of the Toledo bar. Page 88.
CHASE PIANOS AND ORGANS.
All true Ohioans are interested in and proud of Ohio enterprises, and rejoice in
the triumph of Ohio men. In nothing do its citizens take greater pride than the
inventive genius of its people. One of the greatest triumphs in this line is the
A. B. Chase Piano. The A. B. Chase Co. was incorporated in 1875 with A. B.
Chase, President;L. L. Doud, Secretary and Treasurer; and H. R. Moore,
Superintendent, and commenced the manufacture of reed organs in Norwalk, O. On
the death of Mr. Chase, 1877, Calvin Whitney was elected President, and with
this change the management has remained the same for over twenty years. About
ten years ago they commenced the manufacture of pianos. From the start their
instrument deservedly took high rank, obtaining an enviable reputation wherever
they went. So popular were both their organs and pianos, that the Company have
repeatedly been obliged to enlarge their plant to keep up with the demands,
until the factory buildings and lumber yard now cover several acres of ground,
and are among the most extensive of their kind in the United States. It is
claimed by those who are in a position. to know, that no piano made is superior
in tone, quality and durability, and none has come so rapidly to the front,
taking first place in leading musical circles. The Octavo Attachment, patented
by this Company and used in their pianos exclusively, is said to be the greatest
improvement on pianos in the last fifty years, doubling the power and
multiplying its musical possibilities as can nothing else.
COX, ELMER S., Educator and Superintendent of public
schools, Sidney. Received his preliminary education at the public schools and
college at Morgantown, Pa., and graduate of the college at Waynesburg, Pa.. and
continued his education by the special study of English literature under
teachers at Harvard and Cornell Colleges. First engaged as Principal, State
Normal School at California, Pa. 1869 took charge of Beverly Academy ; 1873 took
charge of public schools of Parkersburg, W. Va., for five years; two years
Superintendent of Bellaire public schools; five years Superintendent of
Portsmouth schools; in 1888 elected Superintendent of Chillicothe schools and
now Superintendent of schools at Sidney. As School Superintendent and scholar
Prof. Cox is accredited a place among the first of this country. Is a
contributor largely to literary and educational periodicals. National reputation
as a writer, and as a lecturer is noted for the refinement, logic, and lucid
elegance of his productions. Page 42.
CAMPBELL, JAMES E.,
ex-governor and lawyer, Hamilton. Educated at Middleton public schools. Enlisted
in the late war at twenty in the navy. Admitted to the bar in 1865. Deputy in
United States internal revenue service under General Van Derver. Began practice
of law in 1867. Elected prosecuting attorney of Butler county in 1875 and 1877.
United States commissioner from 1867 to 1869. Ran for State senator in 1879 and
was defeated by twelve votes. Elected to Congress in 1882 and served three
terms, last time being- elected by two majority. Three times Democratic
candidate for governor. Elected governor for one term in 1889. Page
CAMPBELL, THOMAS DUNNING, senior member of the drug
firm of Campbell & Sons, Fostoria. Educated at country schools. Musician in
the 86th and 185th O. V. I. Had left ankle crushed by horse falling in a
Guerrilla fight near Camp Dick, Robinson, Ky., and subsequently lost left foot
from the injury. Postmaster of Ottawa from 1870 to 1885. Chairman of Putnam
County Republican Executive Committee eight years. Removed to Fostoria in 1885
and engaged in drug business. Special agent United States Treasury under
Secretary Foster. Member of Fostoria Lodge, F. & A. M., Garfield Chapter, R.
A. M., and DeMolay Commandery, K. T. Page 54.
COURTRIGHT, SAMUEL W., lawyer, Circleville ;ex-Common
Pleas judge of the Fifth Judicial district. Since being admitted to the bar he
has resided at Circleville and practiced law. Has held the positions of city
solicitor of Circleville two terms, prosecuting attorney of Pickaway county two
terms, member and president of Board of Education a number of years, served four
or five years as a member of Supreme Court Commission to examine candidates for
admission to the bar, aide-de-camp of Governors Hoadley and Campbell, and is now
a member of the City Council. Prominent member of a number of fraternal
societies. Has been worshipful master and high priest of Circleville Chapter
twenty-one years. Is T I. M. of his council, eminent commander of his commandery
and grand master of the state of the Grand Council Royal and Select Masters 1 or
three years In Scottish Rite masonry has attained thirty-second degree. He has
never drank a glass of any intoxicants or uttered an oath in his life. Page 41.
COOK, S. N., clerk of
the Police Court of Columbus, is a well-known citizen. He entered the Union army
in the summer of 1862, when sixteen years of age. He enlisted again in 1863 and
served until the close of the war. He was in the 9th Ohio cavalry and was a
prisoner of war for a time. As a newspaper man, Mr. Cook made friends throughout
the state and has added many to the list in his present position. Mr. Cook is a
CROUSE, H. P., editor of the Findlay Republican,
Findlay. Born in Wayne county, Ohio, July 29, 1862. Graduate of Fostoria Academy
and took further collegiate studies, but did not graduate. Became city editor of
the Findlay Republican in 1882, and in 1888 became editor-inchief of the paper,
and is one of the two owners. Was appointed by Governor McKinley in 1893 as one
of the trustees of the Ohio Institution for the Blind, which is the first public
office he ever held, and this came unsolicited by him or his friends. Has always
took an active interest in politics, but declined to accept any public positions
that would take him from his profession. He is interested in a book bindery and
blank book manufacturing establishment and is connected with other business
enterprises. Page 51.
COLUMBUS, HOCKING VALLEY
& TOLEDO RY. The wonderful growth of Columbus during the past decade is
doubtless due to a variety of causes, chief among which are its unexcelled
railway facilities. While several new lines have been built, greatly adding to
the prosperity of Central Ohio, and Columbus in particular, the great
improvement of the older lines has also materially aided in the good work, until
to-day Columbus enjoys a reputation as one of the foremost commercial centers of
the great State of Ohio. No individual line has contributed more to this
reputation than the Columbus, Hocking Valley & Toledo Ry., commonly known as
the Buckeye Route, receiving this sobriquet from the fact that it is distinctly
an Ohio railway. Its 370 miles of track being confined to and traversing the
entire length of the Buckeye State from Toledo to the Ohio River, passing
through Fostoria, Carey, Upper Sandusky, Marion, Delaware, Columbus, Lancaster,
Logan, Athens, Gallipolis, Middleport and Pomeroy, all thriving manufacturing
towns, and surrounded by the most beautiful farming country to be found in this
territory. A branch extending from McArthur Junction to Wellston and Jackson,
furnishing an outlet for the extensive coal fields of the Jackson district has
lately been constructed and is now open for traffic. A short distance from
Toledo is the town of Bradner, the center of the great oil fields of Ohio, while
in the Hocking Valley, 75 miles south of Columbus, are the largest bituminous
coal mines in the world. The bulk of this enormous traffic being moved to Toledo
and there transferred at the company's extensive docks to numerous vessels which
are always coining and going upon complex and endless errands of utility. The
excellent passenger service of this line with its through trains daily between
Toledo, Columbus and Ohio river points, gives business men, manufacturers and
commercial travelers opportunities to journey from the most remote points in the
State to the Capital City, transact their business and return home the same day.
The excellent physical condition of the line, rendering it possible to move
trains with the utmost speed and safety to passengers is highly appreciated by
the public. The entire line is ballasted with iron slag, making the roadbed
perfectly solid, absolutely free from dust and presenting a pleasing-appearance
to the eye. All passenger trains are equipped with steam heat appliances and
luxurious parlor cars, in which the seat fare is but nominal, a luxury proving
most attractive to its patrons.
The Buckeye Route between Columbus and Chicago with
parlor cars by day and Pullman buffet sleepers by night, covers the distance in
one hour and thirty minutes quicker time than competing lines, and therefore
enjoy most liberal patronage. Direct connection at Columbus in an Union Depot
with all lines diverging is a most desirable feature of this line, and its
through car connection with the N. & W. Ry., makes a short and quick route
from the North to all Southeastern and Atlantic sea-board points.
W. H. Fisher, General Passenger Agent of the Line at Columbus, will be
pleased to furnish further information relative to the road. Page
CONE, ORELLO, D. D., president of Buchtel College,
Akron. Entered Universalist ministry in 1863. Professor of biblical languages
and literature in the Theological school of St. Lawrence University, Couton, N.
Y., from 1865 to 1880. Became president of Buchtel College in 1880. Author of
"Gospel-Criticism and Historical Christianity" and " The Gospel and the Earliest
Interpretations." Is a member of the editorial board of " The New World,"
Boston, a quarterly review of religion, ethics and theology. His writings have
attracted wide attention among scholars. Page 42.
CRONINGER, W. W., Wauseon, auditor of Fulton county
farmers and taught school eleven years. Deputy sheriff of Fulton county in 1887.
Elected county auditor in 1889 and 1892. Politically a Democrat.
CONLEY, WILLIAM FRANCIS, State Senator of Thirty-second
district, Tamah, Auglaize county. Educated in country school and has been a
great reader and diligent student all his life One of the civil engineer corpse
in construction of the A. & G. W. Ry. Invested and lost in Kentucky oil
field. Recent years engaged in agricultural pursuit. A radical free silver
advocate and an active Populist. Claimed a seat in assembly of 1893, but was
unseated. Elected senator in 1895 over Lawler by Populists and Republican,
notwithstanding the large Democratic majority of the district. Page
CRITES, CYRUS D., cashier First National bank, Lima.
Principal of village school five years. Member of State Democratic Central
committee from 1889 to 1894, and its chairman 1892-4. County auditor of Allen
county two terms. Second time elected by the largest majority ever given a
candidate for office in his county. Resigned auditorship and National bank
examiner in 1894 to become cashier of First National bank, Senator C. S. Brice
being vice-president and principal owner. Page 60.
CROSS, J. C., of the firm of The Monypeny-Hammond Co.,
wholesale grocers of Columbus, 0., is thirty-three years of age, a genial,
pleasant gentleman and an all-round business man, having been engaged since he
was twelve years of age in the banking, mining and grocery business. He occupies
the position of secretary of the above firm, and also has control and charge of
the credits. His long and varied business experience makes him a valuable man to
the firm. Page 76.
CROUSE, G. W., Banker
and Manufacturer, Akron. Educated in common sch000ls, and a teacher at 16 years
of age. Has been Deputy Auditor, Auditor, Treasurer and County Commissioner of
Summit county, member of Akron City Council, member and President of Board of
Education and Chairman of Republican County Central Committee. In 1863 took the
financial management of C. Aultman & Co., now Aultman, Miller & Co , and
in 1865 became Secretary and Treasurer, which he held until 1885, when he was
elected President of the Company. Interested in a number of manufacturing
enterprises of Akron and President of Bank of Akron. Religiously a member of
Protestant Episcopal Church. Page 98.
CAPPELLAR, W. S.,
President and Editor of The Mansfield News, Mansfield. Elementary education
received at country schools and finished at Farmer's College, Cincinnati.
Postmaster of Mount Healthy, 0., four years. Has served as Deputy Auditor and
twice elected Auditor of Hamilton county. Prominent member of I. O. O. F.,
having been, in 1878, Worthy Grand Master of the Right Worthy Grand Dodge of
Ohio; represented the State of Ohio in the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the World in
1880. Chairman of the State Republican Executive committee in 1880 and 1881.
Assisted in organizing the American Press Association. He is an original thinker
and a popular speaker. Page 41.
CREAMER, U. G., Mayor of
Washington C. H. Native of Fayette county. Educated in the common schools, and
at the age of 17 taught school, which he continued for five years. Elected
Justice of the Peace, in 1879, of Jefferson township, and shortly removed to
Jeffersonville and opened an office, and in connection with his duties as
justice studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1886 Began the practice of
law at Williamsburg, Clairmont county. Removed to Washington C. H. in 1889, and
practiced law with his brother, A. R. Creamer. Since his residence there he has
been Justice of the Peace and Mayor. Page 86.
CONGER, COLONEL A. L.,
prominent manufacturer, Akron, and Chief of Engineers on Governor Bushnell's
staff. Served in the 11th O. V. I. as private, second lieutenant, promoted to
first lieutenant, and returned from the army in 1865 in command of his company.
Twice elected treasurer of Summit county. Served as city treasurer of Akron,
secretary of the Board of Education, president of Business Men's Club of Akron,
president of Union Charity Association and many minor positions. President of
Whitman & Barnes Mnfg. Co , with plants at Syracuse, N. Y., St. Catharines,
Ont., Canton, Ohio, and West Pullman, Ill., and have a world-wide reputation.
President of The Diamond Plate Glass Co., manufacturers of plate glass at Kokomo
and Elwood, Ind. ; Hartford City Glass Company, Hartford, Ind. ; Akron Steam
Forge Co., with plants at Akron and Elwood, Ind. Established the American Tin
Plate Company at Elwood, Ind. President of numerous other corporations and
director in a number of Akron industries. Eight years colonel of the 8th
Regiment, O. N. G. G. A. R. department commander of Ohio in 1886. Thrice
chairman of Republican State committee. Eight years member of National
Republican Executive committee. Page 43.
CLOUGH, H. H., is a
capitalist of Elyria ; has large blooded stock interests at that place and
business interests in Florida and other points. He is president of the First
National bank of Bowling Green, which is organized as follows : No 4045 ;
capital paid in, $50,000 ; H. H. Clough, president ; J. R. Hankey,
vice-president ; D. B. Beers, cashier; J. W. Underwood, assistant cashier ;
directors : H. H Clough, J. R. Hankey, L. Black, A. Froney, I. L. Hankey, H. W.
Morgenthaler, D. B. Beers, W. H. Milliken, Guy C. Nearing, R. S. Parker, L. C.
CRISSINGER, D. R., attorney-at-law, Marion. Graduate of
Buchtel College and Cincinnati Law School. Prosecuting attorney of Marion county
six years. City solicitor of Marion and serving his second term. Member of
Masonic Order, Knight Templars, Knights of Pythias and Knights of Assenic Order.
COCKLEY, CAPTAIN D. L.,
prominent manufacturer of Shelby and aide-de-camp of Governor Bushnell. He is at
the head of the largest and most extensive seamless steel tube works of its kind
in the world, which is used in the manufacture of bicycles. He served in the war
of the rebellion with distinction as private, corporal, sergeant, cavalry
lieutenant and captain, having been at the first and last recognized battle of
the war. Page 27.
CHENEY, FRANK J., is one
of the best known and most prominent business men of the busy, bustling city of
Toledo. He has grown up with Toledo and is largely interested in its financial
and general development. Mr. Cheney has been made famous all over the country by
the wonderful Hall's Catarrh Cure, of which he is sole proprietor and manager,
and Hall's Catarrh Cure has been made famous by Mr. Cheney The wonderful virtues
of this cure have been heralded over the world by means of a marvelous system of
advertising, and advertising has made his success, but only from the fact that
the people through that medium have learned the value of the great Hall's
Catarrh Cure. Mr. Cheney is a leading club man, liberal in his public dealings,
a popular citizen and well known in politics. He and his business are valuable
to Toledo, and elsewhere is given a glimpse of his beautiful home and office
surroundings in his home city. Page 33.
CHITTENDEN HOTEL. One of
the most attractive, conspicuous and finest blocks in the county is the
Chittenden Hotel building, Columbus. It is also one of the best equipped hotels,
elegantly furnished and under th present able management is gaining popular
favor daily. Ohio, as well as Columbus, is proud of the Chittenden. [See cut].
DISPATCH, COLUMBUS. The
Columbus Dispatch was of humble origin, but it has had a remarkable growth. The
Dispatch was founded in 1871, it being a co-operative venture in which a number
of men, most of them printers, were the founders. In 1874 The Dispatch passed
into the hands of Putnam & Doren, and in 1876 it passed into the hands of
Myers & Brickell. In 1882 Mr. William D. Brick-ell, the junior partner,
became sole owner, and under his management the paper has achieved a wonderful
growth and success, it being one of the very best newspaper properties in Ohio.
Mr. Brickell has been a careful manager watching the minor details very closely,
but at no time permitting the question " what will it cost " to enter in the
obtaining of news which the people desire. The positive independence, and
fearless espousing of the people's cause, together with its progressive
tendency, has made The Dispatch a power for good, not alone in Columbus, but
throughout the State. While the restless energy of its proprietor is very much
in evidence in the success of this paper, its proprietor has always strenously
aimed to make individuality subordinate to The Dispatch. In a few short years
The Dispatch, from a humble beginning, has successfully outstripped its older
rivals until now it is recognized as the leading newspaper in Central Ohio, in
character, influence and circulation. An excellent cut of the building appears
elsewhere. (See cut).
DUSTIN, C. W., Dayton.
C. W. Dustin, of Dayton, Judge of Common Pleas Court, Third Sub-Division Second
Judicial District, graduated at Ohio Wesleyan University in 1868; Professor of
Mathematics at Quincy College, Ill., and Brookville college, Ind.; admitted to
the bar in 1873 ; member Dayton Board of Education three terms; active in
organizing the Garfield club of Dayton, the Ohio Republican League and National
Republican League. Unsuccessful candidate for the Legislature in 1881, and for
judge in 1884; for years an editorial writer for the Dayton Journal, and a
frequent contributor to the press; President Montgomery County Bar association
in 1894; candidate of Republican party for judge in 1895, and elected by 8,645
majority. Page 66.
DRAKE, FRANK B.,
Receiver and General Manager of C., J. & M. R'y Co., Toledo. Acquired his
learning at public schools and free academy at Elmira, N. Y. He engaged in the
railroad business as clerk in the shops of which afterwards became the Pullman
Palace Car Company at Elmira, N. Y. Has been private secretary of W. P.
Robinson, General Traffic Manager of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas R'y., from
1871 until 1881 ; traveling private secretary of A. A. Talmage, General Manager
of Missouri Pacific Railroad for two years, and promoted to train-master ; chief
clerk of General Manager's office, Superin- tendent of line between Kansas City
and Omaha, Assistant Superintendent of Missouri Pacific proper, and
Superintendent later. Resigned in 1887 to become General Manager of the C. J.
& M. Page 38.
DUNCAN, THOMAS J.,
Common Pleas Judge, Columbus. Born in Fairfield county. Educated at Ohio
Wesleyan University. Studied law and admitted to the bar in 1871 and located in
Columbus the same year, where he has since practiced until elected a Common
Pleas Judge. He is serving his second term He has gained quite a reputation for
exhibiting good judgment in giving decisions on intricate questions that have
been submitted before him by the many able members of the bar. Page
DODGE, MARTIN, Representative of Cuyahoga county,
Cleveland Received his learning at public schools and Hiram and Buchtel
colleges. First 21 years spent on a farm. Taught school as a profession.
Admitted to the bar in 1877. After two years practice in Cleveland went to
Kansas and practiced until 1882 when he returned to Cleveland. Six years engaged
in real estate and building-operations. Three years manager of the Cleveland Sun
and Voice Member of 70th, 71st and 72nd General Assemblies. Politically a
DOUD, L. L., born in 1838, has ever since resided
within the limits of his native County of Huron. His educational opportunities,
the country school, a few terms of college life, and a commercial course
completed at Baldwin University, Berea, O. ; business pursuits, a few terms
teaching "deestrict school," a few years as stock dealer and farmer in
Greenwich, eight years of mercantile life in New London, and twenty years as
secretary of the A. B. Chase Co., manufacturers of pianos and organs, Norwalk,
DICKMAN, F. J., ex-judge of Supreme Court, Cleveland.
Graduated at Brown University, Providence, R. I. Admitted to bar of Rhode
Island. Practiced law in Providence. Removed to Cleveland in 1858. Elected to
legislature in 1861. Appointed by President Johnson as United States district
attorney of Northern Ohio, resigning in 1869. Appointed by Governor Foster one
of the judges of Supreme Court Commission in 1883. Appointed in 1886 by Governor
Foraker a judge of Supreme Court. Twice elected. Chief justice from 1894 to Feb.
9, 1895. Page 72.
DESHLER, JOHN G.,
vice-president of Deshler bank and owner of the Wyandotte building, the highest
and finest building in Columbus ; is the descendant of a long line of successful
bankers of his name, dating back to revolutionary times. He was one of the few
men who had the nerve to explore for natural gas in the territory which now
supplies Columbus with this best of all fuel. He is a valued and popular citizen
and a business man of ability. Page 77.
attorney-at-law, Akron. Ex-auditor of Summit county and for three years chairman
of the Ohio Republican State Executive Committee. Born at Akron, Nov. 3, 1858.
DAVIS, CHARDS Q., Representative of Franklin county,
Columbus. He is at the head of the Davis Lubricating Oil Co. ; has been in
journalism for years and is a writer of ability. He is one of the leading
Democrats of his place and a popular citizen. Page 92.
DUNN, ROBERT, of the firm of Robert & F. W. Dunn,
abstractors of titles, and of Troup & Dunn attorneys, Bowling Green.
Probably one of the best known men of Wood county. Served two terms and part of
a third term by appointment as county recorder, several terms as member of city
council, school board and other public offices. Has been styled the walking
encyclopedia of information upon the matter of real estate titles and matters in
that line. Page 58.
DYER, JOSEPH H.,
prosecuting attorney of Franklin county, Columbus. Received bis education at the
country schools and Ohio State University. Graduated at the Boston Law School.
Admitted to practice in 1890. No young man has gained prominence more rapidly at
the Columbus bar than he. Elected prosecuting attorney in 1894. His
administration of legal affairs of that county has given the best of
satisfaction. He is a genial gentleman, good lawyer and a leader among the
Republicans of his county. Member of F. & A. M., K. of P. and Chi Phi
DOYLE, JOHN H., ex-judge and of Doyle, Scott &
Lewis, attorneys, Toledo. Educated in the public schools of Toledo and Dennison
University, Granville. Commissioned during the war as lieutenant, but severe
illness prevented him from accepting it, he being but eighteen years of age.
Admitted to the bar in 1864 and entered into partnership with Mr. Bissell.
Elected judge of judicial district comprising Lucas, Sandusky, Ottawa, Huron and
Erie counties in 1879. In 1882 was nominated for supreme judge on Republican
ticket, but was defeated with his party. Appointed supreme judge in 1883 by
Governor Foster and served one year. Again in 1883 was nominated for supreme
judge by the Republicans, but was defeated with his party. One of the organizers
of the Toledo Library Association, now the Free Library of Toledo. A trustee of
the Toledo Asylum under the administration of Governor Foraker. Was a candidate
for governor before the Republican convention in 1895. Page 31.
EVERETT, S. F., a Cleveland banker and capitalist. Is
an Ohioan by birth and secured his learning in the district and city schools of
Cleveland ; begun his business career in a dry goods store. Soon entered a
banking house as clerk and within three years was promoted to cashier, and the
firm is now Everett, Weddell & Co. President of National Bank of Commerce;
city treasurer of Cleveland from 1869 to 1881. Is stockholder in a number of
manufacturing establishments, and is interested in electric street railways. Was
a delegate to National Republican convention, in 1880, that nominated James A.
Garfield. Appointed in 1881 by the President as one of the United States
directors of the Union Pacific Railroad. He is a Mason, K. of P., and Forrester.
EELLS, DAN P., a banker and railroad capitalist of
Cleveland; became interested with Eastern capitalists and in connection with
them originated and carried through several railroad projects of great magnitude
and importance. His business interests are extensive and diversified, being
connected with banks, mining and smelting works, rolling mills, foundries and
machine shops, iron and steel works, telephone lines, gas, coke and light
companies, street railways, etc Takes an active interest in charitable and
religious institutions. Page 68.
ELLIS, GENERAL LOUIS F.,
Lima, National Commander of the " Union Veterans' Union," an exclusively
battlefield soldiers' organization A native of New York State, his home being on
the beautiful Hudson River and New York City, from which place he enlisted at
the outbreak of the rebellion; served with distinction and became famous as a
volunteer to the " Forlorn Hope Storming-Column," at Port Hudson, Louisiana.
Endorsed by his county for Congress. Now engaged in the oil business. Page
EBRIGHT, L. S., physician and surgeon, Akron. Received
his education in district sehools. Served in the late war in the 85th O. V. I.
and 88th O. V. I. Began the study of medicine with Drs. Bowen and McEbright.
Graduated at the Medical Department of Adelbert college ; commenced the practice
of medicine in Middlebury, Ohio, now the Sixth ward of Akron, where he still
resides. Spent the winter of '71 and '72 at the College of Physicians and
Surgeons of New York and one year at Heidelberg University, Germany. Five years
surgeon of the 6th Battery, O. N. G. Member of 64th General Assembly.
Surgeon-General on Governor McKinley's staff. Page 43.
EMMINGER, A. F., D.D.S., Dentist, No. 150 East Broad
street, Columbus. One of the best known citizens of Columbus. Was born at
Mansfield, December 5, 1847. Has been in continuous successful practice of his
profession since 1868 in Columbus. His practice consists of the wealthy,
intelligent, influential people of the Buckeye Capital. Dr. Emininger founded
the Dental College connected with the Ohio Medical College, organized its first
faculty and was its first dean. His office, an elegantbrown stone residence, is
all that could be demanded by the most fastidious. A 30th degree Mason, a Knight
Templar and an Odd Fellow. Page 78.
FAIRBANKS, GEO. A.,
attorney-at-law, Room 5, Wyandotte Building, Columbus. Received a common school
education at Canal Winchester. Studied law at the age of eighteen and admitted
to the bar in 1884. Democrat candidate for attorney general in 1895. He enjoys a
very lucrative practice and a brilliant reputation. Page 79. FINLEY, E. B.,
lawyer, Bucyrus. A disting-uished political speaker on the issues of the day and
who has become noted during the campaign for his speeches full of wit, wisdom,
pathos and amusing anecdotes. Politically a Democrat. Has presided as permanent
chairman of several Democratic State Conventions. Chairman of the committee on
resolutions at Democratic State Convention at Cleveland in 1892 and at Columbus
in 1894, in which, after a hard fight, he leading the debate, secured the
adoption of a resolution favoring free coinage of silver at the ratio of sixteen
to one. Page 44.
Fostoria, born near Fostoria. Educated in the common schools and academy at
Norwalk. For fifty-six consecutive years engaged in the banking and mercantile
business at Fostoria, his home. Member of the Forty-second, Forty-third,
Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses. Member and chairman of sub-committee to
look into political affairs of Louisiana in 1875. Twice elected governor of
Ohio. Chairman of Sioux Indian Commission under President Harrison. Appointed
secretary of the Treasury by President Harrison Feb. 7, 1891, and filled the
office with great ability until the close of his term. Page 21.
FORAKER, JOSEPH BENSON, Cincinnati, born near
Rainsborough, Highland county. Enlisted as the first private in Company A, 89th
O. V. I., at the age of sixteen ; mustered out as captain before completing his
twentieth year. Graduated at Cornell University. Began practice of law in
Cincinnati in 1869. Was chief supervisor of elections of Southern Ohio district
in 1876. Elected to the Superior Court bench in 1879. Defeated for governor by
Hoadley in 1883. Elected governor in 1885 and re-elected in 1887, and defeated
again by James E. Campbell in 1889. Chosen U. S. senator by Ohio Legislature in
FISHER, CHARLES R., aide-de-camp to Governor Bushnell
and editor of The Journal, Wilmington, the leading Republican organ of Clinton
county. Educated in the Wilmington public school. At nineteen years of age was
deputy clerk of the courts of Clinton, which he held for nearly six years. He
was offered under the administration of President Harrison and accepted the
position of postmaster of Wilmington, which he held for four years. Mr. Fisher
is an enthusiastic Republican and a member of several Republican clubs. He
belongs to the various branches of the Masonic order, Knights of Pythias and Odd
Fellows. Page 25.
FLEISCHMAN, JULIUS, has
always lived in Cincinnati, was born in June, 1871, at Riverside, and is a son
of Charles Fleischman, one of the best known citizens and financers of that
city. Julius was educated in his home town and began his business career as
clerk of Fleishman & Co., now being manager of the firm. Is a Director in
the Market National Bank, President of the Riverside Malting and Elevating Co.,
Illinois Vinegar Manufacturing Co., of Chicago, and has other large interests,
He is a Republican, and was Aid-de-Camp on the staff of Gov. McKinley, and
reappointed by Gov. Bushnell. He is prominent among the Republicans of
Cincinnati, and being Vice-President of the Blaine Club and Treasurer of the
Lincoln Club, and has a bright future. Page 67.
GRAY, CHAS. W., Representative of Fayette county, born
and raised in Jeffersonville, Ohio, where he now resides. Received common school
education, and merchant by occupation Owns and operates farming land. Elected to
71st and 72d General Assemblies, as a Republican. Page 91.
GAYMAN, BENJAMIN F., Representative of Franklin county
and one of the publishers of the Canal Winchester Times. Native of Canal
Winchester and educated in the public schools of that place. Has served as
Councilman and Mayor of his town four terms without opposition. Democrat
politically. He is one of three Representatives of Franklin, and was member of
the 70th General Assembly. Page 92.
GUNCKEL, LEWIS B., Lawyer, Dayton. Graduate of Farmer's College and Cincinnati Law
School. Admitted to Bar in 1861. Located at Dayton and has practiced there ever
since. Has taken a prominent part in politics, being a Whig during the existence
of that party, and was one of the first in Ohio to become identified with the
Republican party. Delegate to National Republican convention at Philadephia in
1856. State Senator during the memorable sessions of 1862, '64, '65, and was an
ardent Union man and friend of the common soldiers. Presidential elector in
1864. Largely aided in establishing the Soldier's Home in Dayton, and one of its
first trustees. Special Commissioner to investigate frauds practiced upon
Indians in 1871. Elected to 43d Congress from 4th District. The Soldier's Home
at Dayton was Mr. Gunckel's pet idea and the ambition of his life. Page
GUILBERT, WALTER D., Auditor of State,
Columbus. Educated in common schools of this State and Wenona Academy at Wenona,
Ill. Twice elected Auditor of Noble county. Became Chief Deputy of Auditor's
office under E. W Poe. He is genial and pleasant and has more warm, true friends
than most any other man in the State House. He assumed the duties of Auditor of
State January, 1896. Page 22.
GIBBS, JAMES G., Business Manager and Managing Editor of Daily and Weekly Reflector,
Norwalk. Graduate of Norwalk High School and student of Lafayette College,
Eaton, Pa. Learned printer's trade. Reporter on Inter Ocean, Chicago.
Vice-President of Lanning Printing Co , Treasurer of National Editorial
Association, President of Norwalk City Board of Education, President of Ohio
Savings, Loan and Investment Co., largely interested in the telephone business
and in many other enterprises for the moral and material benefit of Norwalk. The
Reflector is the oldest and leading paper of Norwalk and Huron county. Page
GARRETT, GEO. H., of the firm of Garret
& Horton, proprietors of Arcade Hotel, Springfield, and Clarenden Hotel,
Zanesville. For over ten years was one of the firm of Clark & Harrett,
owners and proprietors Park Hotel, Warren. Page 63.
GRIFFITH, JOHN ELLSWORTH, lawyer and
Representative of Union county, Marysville. Educated at country schools,
Prospect, Delaware and Fostoria Normal schools, Spencerian Business college,
Cleveland, Dennison University and Cincinnati Law school. President of State
organization of Fair Presidents and Secretaries. Two years clerk of the Deputy
State Supervisors of Election of Union county. A Mason, Odd Fellow, K. of P. and
member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Page 93.
GRIFFIN, C. P., Ex-Representative of Lucas
county, Toledo. Raised on a farm and educated at the district schools and
Oberlin college. Taught school in Iowa and Missouri. Became one of the
proprietors of Oberlin Business college in 1864 ; established the Business
college at Hillsdale, Mich., in 1866. Removed to Toledo in 1868 and has
successfully engaged in real estate and insurance business. Trustee of Hillsdale
college from 1876 to 1886. His business headquarters were in New York from 1874
to 1879, and in Chicago from 1879 to 1883. He was elected to the 68th, 69th and
70th General Assemblies, Page 32.
T., President of the Society for Savings, was born in Huntington,
Lorain county, 0., on October 9th, 1854. His education was completed at the
Oberlin and Delaware colleges, and he was for some time engaged in business in
the West. He studied law with Messrs G. E. and J. F. Herrick. He continued the
practice of law until 1885 at which time he was electedSecretary and Treasurer
of the Society for Savings, and then President; he has large successful business
interests and is well known all over the country as an able financier. Page
HOLDEN, L. E., editor and chief owner of
the Cleveland Plain Dealer. A Democrat of the Jeffersonian type, a staunch
advocate of a tariff for revenue with incidental protection and for free coinage
of gold and silver. Graduate of the University of Michigan ; professor in
Kalamazoo college, Mich., several years ; a writer on public and literary
subjects, and several years interested in mines in Lake Superior and the Rocky
Mountains. The Cleveland Plain Dealer under his management has become one of the
most widely circulated and extensively quoted papers in the country. Page
HOWARD, CHARLES FENTON, State Senator of
the Fifty-Sixth district, and attorney-at-law, Xenia. Son of the Hon. R. F.
Howard. Educated in Xenia public schools, Xenia college, Antioch and Michigan
University, Ann Arbor, Mich. City Clerk of Xenia one term. Mayor of Xenia four
terms, which office he resigned to accept the office of State Senator. His
father had been Mayor of Xenia just 60 years before he was elected to the same
position. Page 90.
HARPER, W. M.,
editor and publisher of The Banner, Mt. Vernon, and State Senator Seventeenth
Twenty-eighth district. Son of the late Lecky Harper, one of the best known
editors of Ohio. Educated in Mt. Vernon public schools and the Naval Academy of
Annapolis, Maryland. The State Senatorship was the first office he ever accepted
or desired to hold. Page 90.
R., State Senator of the Thirty-third district, manufacturer and
banker, Bowling Green ; President of Hankey Lumber Co. Vice-president of the
First National bank, and is largely interested in a number of business
enterprises which helps to advance the trade and growth of his town. One of the
Board of Trustees of the State Blind Asylum under the administration of Governor
Foraker. He was born in Wayne county in 1843 ; educated in the common schools,
and served as a soldier in the civil war. Page 88.
HANDY, WM. H , member of the law firm of
Handy& Ogan, Ottawa. Served in the civil war as private and sergeant.
Enlisted in the 86th 0 V. I. and re-enlisted in the 67th O. V. I. Mustered out
at close of the war. Admitted to the bar in 1869. Common Pleas Judge of the
Third sub-division, Third district of Ohio, consisting of Putnam, Henry and
Fulton counties for nine and one-fourth years. Twice elected without opposition.
Removed from Wauseon in 1894 to Ottawa and entered into partnership with Julius
V. Ogan in the practice of law. Page 59.
C., Representative of Columbiana county, Salem. Received common school
education. Served three years and three months in the war of the rebellion. Held
in his regiment fifth, third and second sergeant, and first lieutenant Elected
to General Assemhly 1893 and 1895. An active worker in the Y. M. C. A. from its
beginning in Ohio, and has been at all the conventions laboring-for the young
men of the State. He has largely assisted in help building up the old school
Presbyterian churches. Page 93.
C., joint proprietor of the Arcade Hotel, Springfield, and of the firm
of Garrett Horton, proprietors of the Clarendon Hotel, Zanesville. He has been
connected with the prominent hotels of New York and Ohio since 1882. Page 63.
HOGE, JOHN, member of the firm of Schultz
& Co., Zanesville. President of the Union National bank. Zanesville Electric
Light Co., Daily Courier Co., Giffith & Wedge Co., and stockholder in a
number of the manufacturing enterprises of Zanesville. Page 63.
HARE, Hon. DARIUS D., lawyer, Upper
Sandusky. Acquired his education in common schools and Ohio Wesleyan University
; entered the military service as private in the Signal corps, United States
Army in 1864, and after the war was assigned special duty at the headquarters of
Major-General Canby, and afterwards of Major General Sheridan, at New Orleans.
Studied law at the Michigan University, and admitted to the bar in 1867. Has
practiced law in Upper Sandusky since 1868. Mayor of Upper Sandusky ten years.
Member of 52nd and 53rd Congresses, Politically a Democrat. Since retirement
from Congress has been actively engaged in the practice of his profession at
Upper Sandusky. Page 46.
S., Mayor of Bowling Green and of the law firm of Mears & Haskell.
A classical graduate of Michigan University. Many years principal of the Bowling
Green schools. Served two terms upon the county board of school examiners. Has
been member of city school board and ci ty council. Republican in politics and
twice elected Mayor of his city. Page 68.
HAWLEY, C. A., D. D.
S., of the dental firm of Haughton & Hawley, Y. M. C. A. building,
Columbus. Graduated from Western Reserve Normal School in 1883. Student at the
Ohio State University three years. Graduate of Michigan University, Dental
department, 1893. Member of Masonic fraternity. Editor-in-chief of the Dental
Journal of the University of Michigan in 1893. Member of the Ohio State Dental
Society, Professor of dental anatomy, crown and bridge work and orthodontia in
the dental department of the Ohio Medical University, and secretary of the
faculty. Page 78.
H., D. D. S , of the dental firm of Haughton & Hawley, Y. M. C. A.
building, Columbus. Born at Gailford, Vt., in 1840. Educated at University of
West Battleboro and Westminster, Vt. Practised dentistry in Columbus for thirty
years except the winter months of the last few years which he has spent in
Florida. One of the original promoters of the Columbus Central Railway.
Commanded a battery of light artillery in the War of the Rebellion. Member of
the Military Order of Loyal Legion, G. A. R., Masonic fraternity, and of the
Ohio State Dental Society for twenty-three years. Page 78.
HOPLEY, JOHN, editor and proprietor of the
Bucyrus Journal, Bucyrus. Superintendent of the Union schools at Bucyrus two
years. Admitted to the bar and practiced law until 1862, when he went to England
on business. In 1863 appointed to a clerkship in the Second Auditor's office of
the Treasury Department at Washington Transferred to a poti,ion in the office of
Secretary of the Treasury Chase, and again transferred to the Banking and
Currency Bureau when the National bank bill became a law. Under Hugh McColloch,
Comptroller of the Currency, he had charge of the statistical division of the
bureau and resigned in 1864 to accept a position in a large bank in New York.
Returned to Washington and appointed National Bank Examiner for all the Southern
States except Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Purchased the Bucyrus Journal in
1868. Postmaster of Bucyrus from 1870 until 1879 and again under President
Harrison. Secured free mail delivery for Bucyrus. Many years president of the
Association of Ohio Republican papers. Page 44.
S., of the firm of The MonypenyHammond Co., Wholesale Grocers of
Columbus, 0., is 35 years of age; having entered this line of business at the
age of 19, in the capacity of entry and shipping clerk, from which he advanced
to various positions, as traveling-salesman and house salesman, until in 1888 he
assumed the position of buyer for the firm. At the present time he holds the
position of vice-president and general manager of the above firm, his sixteen
years experience in the wholesale grocery business well fitting him for the
place he occupies. Page 76.
HAHN, W. M.,
Superintendent of Insurance of the State of Ohio. Educated at public schools
DeKalb, Ohio. Drummer boy in 64th O. V. I. Located in Mansfield, where he soon
engaged in the insurance business. Deputy United States Marshal in 1873.
Chairman of Republican Executive committee of Richland county two years. Twice
elected member of State Board of Public Works. Organized the Mansfield Mutual
Fire Insurance Company and .Merchants' and Manufacturers' Mutual Fire Company,
of Mansfield. President of The Bank of Mansfield. Chairman of Republican State
Executive committee in 1890 and 1891. Delegate-at-large to the Republican
National convention at Minneapolis in 1892. Member Republican National
committee, elected member National Executive com mittee and chosen its
secretary. Appointed Superintendent of Insurance by Gov. McKinley in 1893. Page
HARRIS, STEPHEN R., Congressman Thirteenth
district, Bucyrus. Educated in common schools and Washington college, Pa.,
Norwalk, 0., Seminary and Western Reserve college at Hudson, O. Admitted to bar
in 1849. Began the practice of law at Bucyrus in 1849, where he has practiced
his profession ever since. He was partner of Hon. Josiah Scott, except when
Judge Scott was Justice of Supreme Court of Ohio. Member of County Military
committee and Deputy United States Marshal during the war of the rebellion.
President of Ohio State Bar association in 1894. Never held a political office
until his election to Congress as a Republican in a district which two years
before was Democratic by 7,149. Page 45.
H., of the firm of Hoyt, Dustin & Kelley, Lawyers, Cleveland, is a
prominet Ohioan, born in Cleveland, graduated at Cleveland High School and Brown
University at Providence, R. I. Returned to Cleveland and entered the law office
of Spalding & Dickman. Graduated at Harvard Law School in 1877. The law firm
of Hoyt, Dustin & Kelley have a large practice in the best class of
mercantile business and a very high standing at the Cuyahoga County Bar. Mr.
Hoyt is a very agreeable gentleman and has few equals as a witty and fascinating
orator. His speech at the Lincoln Day Banquet at Cincinnati in February, 1895,
when he responded to "On to 96" was one of the best on the list. Page
HOUK, MOULTON, General Passenger Agent of
Ohio Central Lines, Toledo, which lines are now so prominently placed by reasons
of their unexcelled service and popular management, is among the youngest and
aggressive passenger agents of the country. It is since his connection with
these lines that their passenger earnings have doubled per mile of road. Fully
equipped for any class of travel the Ohio Central now stands among the most
popular lines of this region. Page
HALFHILL, JAMES W., Attorney-at Law, Lima.
Born in Mercer county during early days of the late war and is a student of its
causes and results and counts as his chiefest distinction that of being elected
to an honary membership in several soldier organizations. Educated at public
schools and Northwestern Ohio University at Ada. Studied law in the office of
the famous "blind man eloquent" Judge W. H. West, of Bellefontaine. Graduated at
the law school of the Cincinnati college. Located at Lima. Politically an ardent
Republican. Twice elected city solicitor of Lima. Is wedded to his profession of
the law, which has smiled upon him with its reward. Page 61.
HENSLEY, J. L., Representative of Marion
county and physician, Marion, Virginian by birth. Engaged in agricultural
pursuits until 28 years old. During the civil war was commissary in the 96th Va.
State troops. One of the prime movers in rescuing Virginia from secession and
the organization of the new state, West Virginia. Thrice elected President of
Board of Education of his county, a Democratic stronghold. Served as
Representative from Mason county in West Virginia Legislature two terms. His
colleague from same county being a Democrat. Removed to Marion in 1887, and has
built up large practice in his profession. Republican candidate for droner in
1894 and came within 107 of being elected. He was elected Representative in
doubtful district by 64 majority. Page 94.
R., Lawyer, Toledo. Native of Indiana. Graduate of De Pauw University,
Greencastle, Ind. Admitted to the bar 1879. Located in Toledo 1882 in the
practice of his profession. President of the Ohio Building Association League,
succeeding A, A. Winters in that office. Secretary, Attorney and Managing
officer of the Peoples' Savings, Loan & Building- Co., of Toledo, organized
in 1887, Now has assets of one and one-third millions. Page 31.
HOWE, JOHN C., Editor and Publisher of The Republican, Kenton. Is a
native of Kenton and at which place he received his education. Served a number
of years as City Clerk of Kenton and afterwards became interested in the Kenton
Lock Manufacturing Co , of which he is President. Has always taken great
interest in military affairs, and his prominence in the State Militia led Gov.
McKinley to appoint him to the position which he ably filled during his
administration. Fraternally he is a K. of P. and member of other secret
societies in many of which he occupies important offices. Page 47.
HADLEY, G. W. C., of Hadley & Fullager,
Printers and Binders, Toledo. Is a native of Philadelphia; received his
education in public schools at Fayetteville and Syracuse, N. Y. Had to give up
his profession as a druggist on account of poor health, and traveled on the road
as salesman for Cincinnati and New York firms. For the past five years has been
identified with the business interests of Toledo in printing and publishing. Page
HOSTERMAN, ARTHUR D., President of the
Hosterman Publishing Co., Springfield. Began his newspaper career when only 12
years of age and at 15 was doing regular staff work on the Daily Republic, of
Springfield, one of the papers he now controls. Started out in life as a poor
boy, and by herculean effort and laudable self denial, worked his way through
Wittenberg college, after which he became managing editor of the Weekly
Transcript, and author of several literary works. In 1882 accepted an editorial
position on a paper at San Francisco and later went to Santa Barbara, Cai., to
edit the Daily Press, and while there started the Daily Independent. Came east
and was city editor of the Daily Repub ican, Emporia, Kan., and soon afterwards
was elected secretary and general manager of the Sioux City Printing Co., at
Sioux City. In 1888 organized the Lincoln Newspaper Union, at Lincoln, Neb., and
afterwards sold it to the Western Newspaper Union. The same year returned to
Springfield and purchased the Daily Republic and Daily Times, and consolidated
them under the name of The Republic-Times, which has a wide circulation
throughout their Congressional district and is recognized as the official
Republican organ of Springfield and Clark county. Page 87.
HARBAUGH, T. J., Senator of 33d district,
Kalida, came to manhood through all the disadvantages of the then primitive
condition of the country having located with his parents in Putman county in
1848 on a farm near Ottawa. Served in the war of the rebellion in the 21st and
81st O. V. I as a private, orderly sergeant and second lieutenant. After his
return from the war he attended school for a time and shortly engaged in the
ministry of the U. B. Church and as a circuit preacher has devoted his life to
building up and pushing forward in all good works of every stage of life. He was
Presiding Elder of the Findlay district when elected State Senator, Page
HARD, CHAS. E., Representative of Scioto
County, Pourtsmouth. An Ohioan by birth. Graduate of Portsmouth High school in
class of 1882 and serving as president of its alumni in 1892. Book-keeper by
profession until admitted to the Bar in 1889. Practiced law in partnership with
Hon. A. C. Thompson. Two years served as Secretary of Portsmouth Board of Trade.
Assisted in organizing the Portsmouth Guards of 14th Infantry, O. N. G.,
resigning-its captaincy upon his election to the legislature. Appointed U. S.
Commissioner in 1892. Member of 71st and 72nd General Assemblies. Page
HUFFMAN, FRANK A., Representative of Van
Wert County, Van Wert. Received his early education in the village schools ;
taught school several terms ; graduated at Ohio Normal University at Ada as
Civil Engineer, and held position in First National Bank of Lima which he
resigned in 1887 to engage in the lumber business at Ohio City. Member of 71st
and 72nd General Assemblies. Page 93.
K., lawyer, Toledo, and Judge Advocate General on staff of Gov.
Bushnell Educated at the public schools, Huron Institute and graduate of Kenyon
college. Has been assistant professor at Kenyon college, school teacher, worked
in newspaper offices, studied law and served his country in the war of the
rebellion as private and captain in 113th O. V. I. Has served in official
positions as City Solicitor of Toledo, Prosecuting Attorney of Toledo Police
Court, Prosecuting Attorney of Lucas county, Mayor of Toledo and Judge Advocate
General on the staff of Gov. Bushnell. Page 33.
HULING, CYRUS, lawyer, Columbus. Took his
college course at Ohio Wesleyan University, at Delaware, andearned part of his
expenses by teaching. Principal of the Marysville High School two years.
Admitted to the bar in 1877. Given the classical degree by Ohio Wesleyan
University in 1878. Commenced the practice of law in Columbus, and in 1885
elected Prosecuting Attorney of Franklin county on the Republican ticket, his
party being in the minority; re-elected in 1888, the only man elected on his
ticket. He takes an active interest in county, district and State politics of
his party, and one of the leading attorneys of Columbus. Offices in fine suite
of rooms in the Wyandotte building. Page 80.
HADLEY, G. G.,
Toledo. President of Phenix Coal Co., Vice President of Toledo Transportation
Co., Director in Union Savings Bank, Toledo ; President of Toledo Cotton Mills,
and interested in Central Chandelier Co., Toledo. These are only a few among
many other concerns in which he has been more or less an important factor. Is a
native of New York, spent his early days acquiring an education: taught school
for a while, became a telegraph operator, filling positions on New York Central
and in New York office of the Western Union. Superintendent of construction on
Lafayette & Chicago Ry. for seven years, General Superintendent of Lake Erie
& Western for a number of years, and has been Superintendent of construction
and General Manager of T. & O. C. Ry. Page 35.
HAYNES, GEORGE R., Circuit Judge, Sixth
District, Toledo. First educational privileges were those of New England and
were improved until exchanged for the more limited advantages of the West.
Attended the Norwalk Seminary. Admitted to the bar in 1852. Commenced the
practice of his profession at Fremont, remaining two years during which time he
acted as Prosecuting Attorney of Sandusky county. Removed to Toledo in 1854.
Three years Prosecuting Attorney of Lucas county. Chosen City Solicitor of
Toledo in which position his industry and legal ability were specially valuable
to the city. In 1872 Presidential elector on President Grant's ticket. In 1883
elected in Democratic district Circuit Judge, but in contest before the State
Senate was given to contestor. In 1884 upon the establishment of the State
Legislature of Circuit Courts he was chosen one of the three judges for the
Sixth district and is now serving his second term. Page 30.
INGALLS, MEVILLE E., President of
Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis R'y and Chesapeake & Ohio
R'y. Educated in common schools, Bridgton academy and Bowdoin college, Maine
Studied law at Harvard Law School. Practiced law at Gray, Maine, in 1864.
Removed to Boston, Mass. State Senator in 1887. Became, in 1871, receiver of the
old I. C. & I. R'y., which was the beginning of his railroad career. Removed
to Cincinnati. At the road's reorganization as the C. I. & St L. R'y., was
elected president. When the road consolidated with the C. C. C. & St. L., he
became president of the new company, now famous the world over as the Big Four
Route. He was president of the Kentucky Central from 1881 to 1885. The
magnificent road bed and equipment of the Big Four and Chesapeake & Ohio
roads, with the splendid terminal facilities at Newport News, Washington,
Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louisville, St. Louis, Chicago and other large cities
on those systems which embrace one-fiftieth of the total mileage of American
railways, but reflect the personality of Melville E. Ingalls. Page
JONES, JUNIUS V., lawyer, Fostoria. Began
the practice of law at Fostoria after being admitted to the bar in 1868; held
the office of justice of the peace for fifteen years. Was admitted to practice
in the United States court in 1878. Has been connected with the growth and
prosperity of Fostoria, having served as Mayor, City Solicitor, Clerk of the
City Council, member and president of the Board of Education and various
township offices. Has been candidate for Sheriff and Representative cf Seneca
JAMES, BENJAMIN F., of the law firm of
James & Beverstock, Bowling Green. Entered college in 1880, and took the A.
B. degree from the University of Chicago, at the age of twenty-one. Professor of
Latin and Greek in Burlington college, Iowa, one year. Refused the presidency of
that institution to enter Yale University, New Haven, Conn., for post graduate
and law studies, receiving the degree of L. L. D. in 1887. Began the practice of
law at Bowling Green ; chosen first vice-president of the Ohio Republican League
in 1890, and vice-president of the National Republican League of the United
States in 1891. Elected City Solicitor of Bowling Green in 1890. Represented
Wood county in 70th and 71st General Assemblies. Page 56.
JOYCE, JOHN, of Greene, Joyce & Co.,
wholesale dry goods and notion jobbers, Columbus. Native of Ireland, Came to
America and landed at New York in 1851, coming directly to Columbus where he had
secured a position as bookkeeper and cashier with a business house. He was among
the capitalists in 1861 to whom the state leased all its public works, including
its canals, the Muskingum river improvements and other property costing about
$14,000,000. In 1865 with John and T. Ewing Miller began the wholesale jobbing
of dry goods and notions, which became in 1881 organized under the name of
Greene, Joyce & Co. It is one of the largest and most complete wholesale
houses in the entire western country and is situated in a fine block of their
own built especially for their business. Page 76.
JOHNSON, TOM L., Capitalist and
Manufacturer, Cleveland. Born in Kentucky. Educated in public schools of
Evansville, Indiana. Became secretary and subsequently Superintendent of the
Central Passenger Railroad Company of Louisville, Ky., and afterwards became one
of the owners of the Indianapolis, Ind., Street Railway. In 1879 purchased the
Brooklyn Street Railway of Cleveland, Ohio, and which is now merged into the Big
Consolidated Street Railway of that city, of which he is largely interested in
Established the Johnson Co., of Johnstown, Pa., manufacturers of steel rails,
and in 1894 built a large steel mill at Lorain, Ohio. interested in street
railways of Detroit, Cleveland and Brooklyn, N. Y. Twice elected to Congress
from 21st district as a free trader and gained a national reputation while in
the halls of Congress. Page 28.
JONES, ASA W..
Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, Youngstown. Received rudiments of education at
country schools and graduated at Western Reserve Academy, West Farmington, Ohio,
and Kingsville Academy, Ashtabula County, Ohio. Admitted to the bar in 1859.
Practiced at Warren a few years and removed to Youngstown in 1864. Served two
terms as Prosecuting Attorney of Mahoning County. Delegate to National
Republican Convention at Chicago in 1880 ; temporary chairman of State
Convention at Cleveland in 1877. President of Ohio State Bar Association in 1884
and '85. Member of Governor Foraker's staff. Director in Second National Bank,
Youngstown, and Youngstown Savings and Trust Co. Fraternally a Mason and Knights
Templar. Was a candidate for Governor in 1889 and 1895 when he was nominated for
Lieutenant Governor. Page 22.
D., Lawyer and State Senator of 32nd district, Celina. Educated at the
public schools and Ohio Wesleyan University. Graduated from Cincinnati Law
School. Has been township clerk, justice of the peace, and deputy treasurer of
Mercer county. Elected Senator in 1893 and 1895. Author of several important
measures relating to agricultural and pike improvements and one that the wages
of a laboring man shall not be lowered less than $1.25 per day. Page
JENNER, JOHN W., lawyer, Mansfield;
ex-judge of the Fifth circuit of the Circuit Court of Ohio. Serving on the bench
for eleven years, which he resigned October 5th, 1895, to resume the practice of
law with S E. Jenner and William McE. Weldon. Son of Dr. A. Jenner who
represented Richland county in legislature in 1858. Educated in the common
schools and Ohio Wesleyan University. Taught school, read law and admitted to
Bar in 1863. Practiced law at Mansfield where he has since resided. Twice
elected Prosecuting Attorney of Richland County. Attended Harvard Law school one
year. Has been a Common Pleas Judge, and President of Mansfield Board of
Education for 12 years. Ex-Supreme Judge Martin in behalf of Lancaster Bar in
presenting resolutions as to Judge Jenner and his services on the bench, said:
"I have seen many brilliant lawyers and able men upon the bench,but I truly bear
from the depths of my heart, the voluntary testimonial here to-day, that Judge
Jenner ranks inferior to none and to say the least, peer of the best". Page
KILBOURNE, JAMES RUSSELL, Representative of
Franklin County, Columbus. Educated at Ohio State University and University of
Virginia. Politically a Democrat. Director of the Kilbourne & Jacobs
Manufacturing Co., of Columbus. KING, FRANK I., Senior partner of C. A. King
& Co., oldest grain firm of Toledo Common school education. Married Jennie
S. Collinson in 1882 and have one little King and three little Queens. Elected
city council in 1884. Re-elected unanimously. President city council four years.
President of Produce Exchange in 1892. Elected President of Chamber of Commerce
in 1895 but declined the honor. His market and crop reports have acquired a
national reputation and are considered as among the best in the trade. Page
KILBOURNE, JAMES, President and General
Manager of the Kilbourne & Jacob Manufacturing Co , Columbus. Graduate of
Columbus High School and Kenyon College. Served as private in 84th O. V. I., 2nd
Lieut., 1st Lieut. and Captain in the 9th O. V. I: Graduated at Harvard Law
School in 1868 and was admitted to the Bar. President Columbus Board of Trade.
Four times President of Board of Trustees of Public Library. President of the
Board of Trustees of the Children's Hospital which he helped to establish. He is
a Democrat politically and has been prominently mentioned as a Democratic
candidate for Governor. Page 74.
WARREN, Lawyer, Springfield. Educated in common schools and Antioch
College ; studied law in Springfield, admitted to practice, 1858, and has since
practiced there ; entered Union Army April 27th, 1861, and served as Major and
Lt. Col, of 3rd O. V.. I., Colonel of 110th O. V. I., then Brevet Brigadier
General "for gallant and meritorious services in battles of Opequon, Fisher's
Hill and Cedar Creek ;" Major General by brevet, " for gallant and distinguished
services during the campaign ending in the surrender of Gen. R. E. Lee's army ;"
mustered out June 27th, 1865, (four times wounded in battle). Appointed on
recommendations of Generals Grant and Meade, Lt. Col. 26th U. S. Infantry in
1866, but declined. Member of Ohio Senate 1868-9 ; Department Commander G. A. R.
of 'Ohio 1868-70: National Vice Commander-in-Chief G. A. R. 1872; trustee Ohio
Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home 1870-78 ; trustee Antioch College since
1873 ; member of the 45th, 46th, 47th and 48th Congresses, and Speaker of the
47th Congress. Page 29.
Commissioner of Railroads and Telegraphs of Ohio, Columbus. Appointed May 1st,
1891. For six years was Superintendent of the Toledo Infirmary. He has occupied
positions in the railroad service about 29 years, having commenced railroading
when a boy. Page 23. KIMMELL, J. A., Representative of Hancock county, and
physician, Findlay. Common school education. Taught school. Enlisted in 21st O.
V. I., during the Civil War, and served until the close. Graduated at the
Cleveland Medical college in 1869. Took the adeundem degree at Bellevue Hospital
Medical college, New York. Postmaster at Cannonsburg, Ohio, under Grant's
administration. Attended the International Medical congress at Berlin in 1890
and made a tour of Europe, Asia and Africa. Member of Board of Examining
Surgeons for pensions under Harrison's administration. He is a Mason, Elk, G. A.
R. and a member of the Hancock county, Northwestern Ohio, Ohio State,
Mississippi Valley, National Railroad and International Medical associations.
Surgeon of Big Four R'y. Page 51.
B., Circuit Judge of the Sixth district and of the law firm of King
& Hull, Sandusky. Educated at Oberlin college and Baldwin university, Berea,
O. Prosecuting Attorney of Medina countyone term, having declined a second
nomination on account of removal to Sandusky. Presidential elector for Tenth
district in 1888. Enlisted in Co. B, 16th regiment, infantry, Ohio National
Guards, and has been second lieutenant, captain, and major. Four year he was a
member of the Legislative committee of the Ohio National Guards Association. Page 39.
KETCHAM, GEORGE H., a thorough Toledoan and
always for Toledo's interest. Age 35, and a son of the late Valentine H.
Ketcham. After receiving a liberal education and taking a course in civil
engineering settled in Toledo where he inherited large property interest from
his father which he is showing much ability in keeping intact. For two sessions,
president of Board of Council, and his present pride is the new Valentine
Building and Theatre. The building, 280x180 feet, four stories, and is most
thoroughly fire-proof. No building exceeding it in this respect. The theatre is
on the street level, large spacious entrances and occupies a space of 210x180
feet. Thoroughly fire proof in every detail with seating capacity of 1,867. The
largest stage in the United States with two exceptions. Cost of building theatre
$400,000. Page 38.
D., editor and proprietor of the Putnam County Sentinel, Ottawa.
Received a common school and college education. Learned the printer's trade with
the Telegraph, at Hamilton. In 1862 started the Erie County News at Sandusky
City. In 1864 started the Ottawa News at Port Clinton. In 1865 purchased and
published the Greenville Democrat until he sold it Short time was connected with
the Bucyrus Forum as business manager. In 1867 purchased the Putnam County
Sentinel, which he has owned and conducted ever since. Page 59.
KINGSLEY, HERBERT BELLAMY, native of New
York. Active military experience of ten years in Infantry, from private to
Battalion Adjutant. Five years in cavalry, from trooper to First Lieutenant, in
Troop A O. N. G. of Cleveland, O. Page 24.
KOHLER, HON. JACOB
A., Common Pleas Judge, Akron. Educated in district schools and Lodi
Academy. Admitted to bar in 1859. Prosecuting Attorney of Summit county two
terms. Law partner of Hon. Sidney Edgerton several years, later with Rolin W.
Sadler, Esq., and now with Harvey Musser, Esq., and George C. Kohler, Esq.
Represented Summit county in State Legislature in 18841886 Attorney General of
Ohio in 1886-88. Elected Common Pleas Judge for the second sub-division of the
Fourth Judicial district. In 1882 with Russel A. Alger, of Detroit, Mich., (a
former Akron boy) erected the Arcade Building, one of the largest and handsomest
business blocks in Akron. Director of the Citizens' National Bank, and was one
of the incorporators and is President of the People's Savings Bank. Page
KNOX, HENRY D., Aide-de-Camp of Governor
Bushnell and merchant of Marietta. Son of Capt. M. G. Knox, one of the most
widely known boat builders of the Ohio Valley, and is junior member of the boat
building concern. Member of the dry goods house of Knox, Jenvey & Allen, of
Marietta. Is identified with river interests, having been commissioned master of
steam vessels at the age of 22, and commanded several boats in that capacity.
Village treasurer of Harmar, and was first councilman of that ward after his
town had been annexed to Marietta. Republican in politics and his friends are
only numbered by the limit of his acquaintance. He has been prominently
mentioned as a candidate to represent Washington county in the next
legislature. Page 26.
KING, HARRY E,
Born near Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, May 12, 1857 ; educated in
Maryland public schools, State Normal School at Millersburg, Pennsylvania, Fort
Edward (N. Y.) Collegiate Institute, Eastman's National Business College,
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Law Department State University, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Read
law in the office of Swayne, Swayne & Hayes, Toledo, Ohio; was admitted to
practice in early part of 1883; became a member of this firm early in 1886 and
continued as such until April 1st, 1892, when he withdrew and formed existing
law partnership with Mr. Thomas H. Tracy. Page 37.
KELLY, FRANK A., Representative of Perry
County, New Lexington. Born and raised at New Lexington where he still resides.
Educated at the public schools and Ohio Wesleyan University. Principal of New
Lexingtonschools one year. Studied law and admitted to the Bar in 1879. Elected
Probate Judge of Perry County in 1881 and re-elected in 1884. Re-engaged in 1888
in practice of law and is also manufacturer of mine cars and general foundry
business. Has held various minor offices in village and county. Member of 71st
and 72nd General Assemblies. Page 92.
Assistant Superintendent of Police of Columbus. Born in Ireland, March 14, 1848,
where he as a boy worked on a farm and attended school until 18 years of age,
when he came to this country and settled in Columbus, working as a clerk in a
grocery until 1877, when he received the appointment of substitute patrolman.
His ability was soon recognlzed and was advanced to patrolman, turnkey and
detective, which positions he filled with credit and honor to himself and the
city. He was appointed to his present position in May, 1895. Page 74.
LORD, CHARLES G., is Secretary of the
Columbus Board of Trade. He was chosen Secretary upon the organization of the
present Board in 1884, and has continued in that position ever since. Coming to
Columbus over twenty-one years ago, he has been identified. with the most
progressive strides in the history of the city. He was secretary of the Board of
Police Commissioners from 1876 to 1881, after which he devoted his time to
newspaper and publishing work, being connected with the Columbus Daily Dispatch
when he was called to his present office. He has enjoyed the successes of the
Board, with which he has been so closely a part, and witnessed the growth of
Columbus from a city of about thirty thousand people to one of nearly one
hundred and thirty thousand. Page 74.
LOVE, E G.,
Attorney-at-Law, Port Clinton. Son of Rev. N. B. C. Love, D. D. of Central Ohio
M. E. conference. Educated at the public schools of Toledo, Ohio. Weslyan
University at Delaware and graduate of Cincinnati Law School. He has built up a
large lucrative practice in State and United States Courts. Page 51.
Lincoln, Dr. J. C., Physician and Surgeon,
Bowling Green. Received his education at the Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis.
Served his country as member of First Minnesota, a regiment of volunteers, and
labors under the disadvantage of a gun shot wound received in the service.
Graduated from Rush Medical college in 1871 and located in Bowling Green in
1873. Many years member and president of city school board, and member of city
council. Medical pension examiner under administration of President Harrison. In
1892 was unanimous choice of Wood county for Congress in which the delegates
stood by him three days and three nights at the convention. Owns a fine drug
store, large real estate and oil well interests, and has one of the finest
residences of the city. Page 55.
LEMERT, W. C.,
manufacturer, Bucyrus. Educated at common schools, Heidelburg College, Tiffin,
Ohio Wesleyan University and Cleveland Law College. Commenced practice of law at
Greensburg, Ind. Served his country during the war as private, second
lieutenant, first lieutenant, captain and major. Has been a leading capitalist
and promoter of numerous business, manufacturing, electric light plants,
electric street railways, steam railroads, natural gas lines, supplying cities
of Northwestern Ohio and Indiana, and mining enterprises, which are now
successfully operated throughout different parts of the United States. Chief
engineer on the staff of Governor Charles Foster. Postmaster of Bucyrus in
1866-7, the only civil office he ever held, and has declined several responsible
political offices. The Frey-Sheckel Co., of Bucyrus, of which he is at the head,
is the most extensive manufactory of clay working machinery in the world. Is a
trusted representative of the Brice-Thomas syndicate. Page 44.
LATTIMER, GEO. W., of the firm of Kauffman,
Lattimer & Co., wholesale druggists, Columbus, organized in 1881 by Geo. B.
Kauffman, Geo. W. Lattimer and L. B. Kauffman. In 1885 the company was
incorporated, S. S. Rickly, Geo. W. Bright and Frederick Shidd becoming members
of the firm. This firm is located on the corner of Front and Chestnut streets,
in their own buildings, which comprises the office, main building (60x200 feet),
laboratory, drug mill, and stables in the rear ; a warehouse at the intersection
of Park street and Pennsylvania Ry. tracks. A force of seven traveling men are
employed soliciting the drug trade of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia.
In addition to a complete stock of druggists' requirements, they make a
specialty of laboratory supplies for schools and colleges and manufacture a line
of pharmaceuticals. The laboratory is in charge of Prof. Geo. B. Kauffman, of
the Ohio State University. Page 76.
LOCKE, O. T.,
editor of the Tiffin Tribune, Tiffin. Learned the printer's trade at the Journal
office at Bucyrus. With W. G. Blymyer he published the Booneville (Mo.) Monitor
a few months and then returned to Ohio, and with C. N. Locke and W. G. Blymyer
purchased the Findlay Jeffersonian. In 1868 the firm purchased the Tiffin
Tribune. The Daily Tribune was established by Mr. Locke in 1886, and was soon on
a solid basis. In 1892 John O. Locke became a member of the firm, which was
changed to O. T. Locke & Son. The Weekly Tribune was changed to a twice a
week paper in November, 1895. Page 52.
EMERY, cashier of the }Farmers' National Bank, Bryan ; has the
distinction of being the youngest National bank cashier in Northwestern Ohio.
Educated at Montpelier High School. Has been deputy treasurer of Williams
county. Is an active Democratic politician, having managed several campaigns in
his county. Delegate to Democratic State conventions and was an alternate to the
National convention at Chicago in 1892. Member of Bryan School Board and
ex-member of the City Council. Is a Mason and Knight of Pythias. Captain of
Uniform Rank. Page 49.
T., Secretary and Treasurer of The Toledo Blade Co., Toledo. Went to
Toledo in 1860 and became connected with The Blade in 1876 and has been
continuously with the paper, holding the position of business manager and
connected with Locke until his death in 1888. The Daily Blade has grown from a
small affair to one of the leading dailies of Ohio. The Weekly Blade has the
largest circulation of any weekly general newspaper and has maintained the
largest circulation longer than any newspaper ever published. The average
circulation for the weekly for 1895 was 107,500. Daily average for 1895 15,350.
The financial success of this large institution is especially due to the able
management of indefatigable energy and business tact of Mr. Lane, whose ambition
has always been The Blade, and he has never been active in politics but has
financial interests of his own outside of the paper and is vice-president of the
Union Savings Bank. Page 34.
ROBINSON, President and Editor-in-Chief of The Toledo Blade, Toledo.
Went to Toledo in 1865. Received a liberal education, founded on his graduation
in the Toledo High school. Began newspaper work after two years' time and study
abroad and has since been engaged in it ever since except when Consul to
Newcastle-on-theTyne, England, being appointed by President Arthur and removed
by Cleveland. Upon his father's death on February 15, 1888, he was elected
President of The Toledo Blade Company and has been actively at the head ever
since as editor-in-chief. He is a 32nd degree Mason, belongs to all the Toledo
clubs, the Lotos of New York and the Union League club of Chicago. It is largely
due to his energy and sound judgment that The Blade holds the position it does
at the head of the list. Personally Mr. Locke is a man whose acquaintance is
fortunate to anyone. Page 34.
E., President of Toledo Traction Co., Toledo. Began life as a telegraph
operator and which he continued at until 1874 when he purchased a set of
abstract book s at Toledo in connection with Price & McIntosh, Lawyers. both
since deceased. Established the abstract firm of Lenderson, Lang & Co.,
which is now Lenderson, ' Lang & Stewart Abstract Co. Studied law and
admitted to the bar in 1878. In 1881 purchased an interest in Monroe and Dorr
Street Railroad Co., and became its president. Was largely instrumental in
effecting the consolidation of the several lines of street railway in 1885 under
the name of Toledo Consolidated Street Railway, and became Secretary and
attorney until 1889 when he became Vice-President and General Manager.
Additional street railways were purchased and others built, and in 1895 were
re-organized under the name of the Toledo Traction Company, of which he became
President. Page 38.
LOWES, DR. J.
E., born in Onondago, Canada, July 25, 1848; attended common school
until graduation; spent one year with a distinguished scholar ; then read
medicine; graduated when he was 20 ; located in Dayton, O. A member of State,
National and County Medical associations. Was Surgeon of the 4th Regiment in
1878, Surgeon for the Workhouse for several years. Examining Surgeon of Pensions
during Harrison's administration. Now Surgeon General of Ohio. Member of
Republican State Executive committe and County committees for years. Delegate
from the Third Congressional District to the National Convention of 1888.
President of Dayton Electric Light Co., Dayton, O., Richmond Light, Heat and
Power Co., Richmond, Ind., Suburban Electric Co., Covington, Ky., Wagner Water
Supply Co., Dayton, O. President Press Publishing Co., publishers of the Evening
Press, which has a larger circulation than all of the papers in Dayton together.
Secretary of the White Line Street Ry., Director of the Phillips House, together
with several other corporations. Page 85.
H., attorney-at-law, Findlay. Graduate of Ohio Wesleyan and Cincinnati
Law school. Located in Findlay in 1887. Member of Findlay Board of Education.
State Senator of 33rd district in 70th and 71st General Assemblies. Republican
in politics. Page 51.
M., Common Pleas Judge of 1st sub-division of Tenth district,
comprising Hardin, Hancock, Seneca and Wood counties, Kenton. Educated at the
common schools and Ohio Normal university at Ada. Admitted to the bar in 1880 In
1881 formed a partnership with Judge A. B. Johnson, of Kenton, and entered into
practice of law. In 1883 elected City Solicitor of Kenton. Prosecuting Attorney
of Hardin county in 1884 and served six years. Now serving his first term as
Common Pleas Judge. Page 47.
GRANT, editor and proprietor of the Mansfield Morning Chronicle, has,
although only 29 years of age, accomplished much of note and made a national
reputation among literary and newspaper writers. He has been editor of the
Cleveland Plain Dealer, Chief of Department of Publicity and Promotion of the
California Midwinter Exposition, and is author of the biography of Donn Piatt,
the journalist and diplomat. The Morning-Chronicle is the only morning paper in
North-Central Ohio. Mr. Miller is a staunch Democrat in principle, but no narrow
partisan, and in the discussion of all political questions, The Chronicle is
fair and fearless. No newspaper in the State has a firmer hold upon the respects
of its readers, or wields a more potent influence wherever it reaches. Page
MONNETT, FRANK S., Attorney-General of
Ohio. Graduated from Bucyrus High School, Ohio Wesleyan University and National
Law School at Washington, D. C. Twice elected City Solicitor of Bucyrus, a
Democratic stronghold. Member of the original Ohio State Republican League.
Delegate to the National Republican League at Denver in 1894. President of the
Ohio State City Solicitors' Association. Page 23.
MILLARD, I. I., Probate Judge of Lucas
county, Toledo. Educated at the common schools and Fredericksburg academy.
Taught school. Served as a soldier in the Union army of the late war and
discharged from service for permanent disability incurred therein. Went to
Toledo in 1863. Deputy Recorder of Lucas county one year. Entered law office of
Bissell & Gorrill and was a member of the firm twenty-five years, and until
elected Probate Judge. Now serving his second term. Page 35.
MILLER, ORLANDO ALBERT, president of The
Central Ohio Paper Co., was born in Belmont county, Ohio, Sept. 24, 1859, and
came to Columbus in 1875. The same year the business which has developed into
The Central Ohio Paper Co., was removed from New Vienna, 0., and located at 21
West Broad street, the present site of the Wyandotte, where as bookkeeper,
traveling salesman and manager, he directed its ever upward movements until 1883
when the building now occupied was built, and here he continued the guiding
spirit until 1887, when, to meet the demands of a rapidly growing business,
buying out his partner, he organized the present corporation with ample capital,
and mill connections unequaled. It is from this point Mr. Miller marks his
greatest success. With no hindrance, increased facilities and everything to
stimulate to greater action, new lines were thrown out until the business has
become the peer of any of its kind. Mr. Miller is fortunate in having the help
of so strong a man as Mr. J. Howard Friend, the vice-president, who, while
actively engaged in the management of the great manufacturing plant at West
Carrollton, finds time to render valuable aid by his wise counsel. The accounts
are ably looked after by the Secretary, Mr. Kenneth D. Wood. The order
department by Mr. Everett K. Morris, and the city sales by Mr. Chas. C. Thomas.
The above gentlemen, with Mr. Miller, constitute the directory. The management
is ably seconded by Mr. Miller's brother, Frank E. Miller, who, though still
quite young, has a large acquaintance in the trade, and is recognized as a
clear-headed buyer of splendid ability. Mr. Miller believes in young men, and is
proud of the fact that every one active in the business, including the six
gentlemen who so ably represent the Company on the road, have been educated in
the business under his watchful eye. Page 75.
E. Born at Barkhamstead, Litchfield county, Conn.. July 24, 1842 ;
educated in the common schools and Williston Seminary, East Hampton, Mass.;
graduated in the Medical Department of Yale College in 1866; resided in
Hartford, Conn., for about two years ; came to Ohio in 1870, locating at
Vermillion, in Erie county ; was elected and served four terms as Probate Judge,
of Erie county, Ohio, from 1879 to 1891; admitted to the bar by the Supreme
Ccurt in 1884; now a member of the firm of Phinney & Merrill, attorneys, of
Sandusky, Ohio. Page 39.
MAST, P. P.,
Manufacturer, Springfield Educated at public schools and Ohio Wesleyan
University. Started in business in Springfield as one of the proprietors of the
Buckeye Agricultural works under the name of Thomas & Mast. In 1871
organized a stock company under corporate name of P. P. Mast & Co.,
manufacturers of drills, cultivators, harrows, rakes, cider mills, etc. 1888
organized Mast, Foos & Co., manufacturers of wind engines, lawn mowers and
iron fences. President of Springfield National Bank. Is interested in numerous
other business enterprises. Member of City Council 18 years and President
several times. One of the trustees of the Ohio Wesleyan University. Elected
Mayor of Springfield in spring of 1895. Page 29.
P., Manager of Union Central Life Insurance Co., Toledo, is one of the
most successful and best known insurance men of Toledo. Is known to business men
in that city as one who has built up a business in this peculiar and in some
respects difficult calling that is a monument to his enterprise and
perseverance. A Buckeye by birth, educated in public schools, Liber Academy,
Portland, Ind., and Baptist College, Ridgeville, Ind. Taught school at 17 and a
few years later took a position with a bank where he remained five years, until
elected acting secretary of Fidelity Fire and Life Insurance Co., of Cincinnati.
In 1884 became connected with the Union Central Life Insurance Co., of
Cincinnati, and in 1885 located in Toledo as General Agent of the Company. For
six years McAfee's Toledo office management has written more than one million
insurance per year. Page 33.
MOSIER, E. 0.,
has represented the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States in
Ohio during the past four years as general manager. His ability, energy and
indomitable will has made him a successful life insurance man and manager.
During that time he has probably done more in placing the Equitable to the front
in Ohio than any other representative of the Equitable in the state. The
Equitable ranks high among life insurance companies; while it is younger in
years than many of its competitors, yet it occupies the foremost position of
all, having a larger amount of insurance and ranking above all competitors in
the points of interest to the policy holder. Its plan of tontine insurance has
become so popular that ninety-five per cent. of its business is written on that
plan. The tontine installment policy is the latest form of policy,
couplinginsurance and investment at life rates ; guaranteeing an income to the
family for a long term of years if desired, and a provision for old age to the
assured if he lives to the end of the tontine period. Page 89.
MORRIS, LINDLEY W., Common Pleas judge,
Toledo. Educated at the district schools and Oberlin College. Studied law and
admitted to practice in 1880 and has practiced his profession successfully in
Toledo ever since until elected one of the judges of the first sub-divison of
the fourth district. Member of Toledo City Council three years and one year
president of the same. He is an influential Republican. Page 30.
McBRIDE. CHARLES E., Representative of
Richland county, Mansfield A native of Richland county. Received his education
in the common schools and Wooster University, Wooster, Ohio. Admitted to the bar
in 1882 and has since been engaged in practice at Mansfield. Has been a member
of Mansfield Board of Education and of the City Council. Three times elected to
represent Richland county in the Legislature. Politically a Democrat and
prominent advocate of its principles. Page 94.
McKINNIE, W. J., of Corrigan &
McKinnie, ore dealers, Cleveland, is a self made man, having at the age of
twelve years left home to fight his own way through life, and has successfully
climbed the ladder to wealth and fame. In 1887 was appointed by President
Cleveland collector of customs of the Port of Cleveland. Socially he is a Mason
and politically a Democrat. Page 68.
McLAIN, W. J.,
a well-known contractor of Columbus, came into prominence in Columbus in 1890 by
building the Orton Hall at the Ohio State University, and among the prominent
buildings he has since built are the Chittenden Hotel and Auditorium, the
Ruggery Building, the Great Southern Hotel and Theatre, Columbus, Children's
Home and Court House in Belmont county, and the Soldiers' Memorial Hall at
Ironton. Page 84.
J., ex-Circuit judge, Ottawa. Received his education at the country
schools and Mt. Union College. Studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1863.
Began practice at Canfield, Ohio, and in 1866 removed to Ottawa. Elected to
Legislature in 1869 and 1871. Common Pleas judge five years. In 1884 was elected
Circuit judge and re elected in 1888. Is a member of the State Bar Association
and in 1889 was president of the association. Twice represented the State Bar
Association at the National Bar Association. An active worker in the Democratic
party. He is an upright, fair-minded, just and highly esteemed by all who know
him as an honorable man and first-class citizen. Page 59.
MARTING, H. A , Aide-de-Camp of Governor
Bushnell and President and General Manager of The Eagle Iron and Steel Co ,
Ironton. Received common school education. At the age of 21 engaged in the
General Merchandise Business at Gepharts Station, 0., with his brother, John C.
Marting. Removed to Ironton in 1873 and has been engaged in the Retail Dry
Goods, Clothing and Shoe Business ever since. Is also interested and a charter
member of the following manufacturing industries, namely: The Eagle Iron &
Steel Company, The Foster Stove Co., The Crystal Ice Co., The Washington C. H.,
Ice Co., and The Wellston Iron and Steel Co, Has held position as President and
General Manager of The Eagle Iron & Steel Co. since its organization in
McKISSON, R. E., Mayor of Cleveland,
well-known and brilliant lawyer, and of the firm of Webster, Angell &
McKisson, whose law practice is one of the largest and most lucrative in
Cleveland. Graduate of Oberlin College. Admitted to the Bar 1889. Member of the
Cleveland city council several years. Vice-president of Tippecanoe club, a
thirty-second degree Mason, and a member of several other political, social and
charitiable organizations. Page 67.
Inventor and manufacturer of the Buckeye Mower and Reaper, Akron. Received an
academic education in Illinois; plasterer by trade for five years; in 1851 came
to Ohio and became a partner of Ball. Aultman & Co., manufacturers, of Green
town and afterward Canton. In 1856 was the turning tide of his fortune by the
invention of the world renowned Buckeye Mower and Reaper. Over 100 patents have
been granted Mr. Miller and brother Jacob. In 1863 a branch establishment was
built in Akron under the incorporate name of Aultman, Miller and Co., of which
he became Superintendent. He is largely interested in a number of manufacturing
enterprises and President of First National Bank, Canton. Takes an active
interest in politics, been member and president of Akron Board of Education,
president of city council, and trustee of Mt. Union College, Ohio Wesleyan
University and Alleghaney College, Meadville, Pa. Member of M. E. Church and
Sunday School Superintendent for 30 years. Page 98.
MILLER, JACOB, Manufacturer, Canton.
Educated in common schools; became interested in mechanical work at an early
age. General manager of C Aultman & Co , manufacturers of world renowned
Buckeye reaper and mower, steam threshers and binders. Director in Akron Iron
Co., First National Bank, Canton, and interested in other enterprises. Has been
member of Canton city council, Trustee of Union College, many years Trustee of
Chautauqua Sunday School Assembly, and member of Methodist church. Is known and
honored among his employees as a "Christian gentleman." Page 86.
McMAHON, JOHN A., Lawyer, Dayton. Acquired
his education at St. Xaver's College, Cincinnati, and after graduating taught
school one year at this college. Studied law and admitted to Bar in 1854. His
political affiliations through life have been Democratic. Member of 54th and
55th Congresses. Prominent aspirant for U. S. Senatorship in 1889 against Calvin
S. Brice, and has frequently been mentioned as a strong gubernatorial candidate
of his party. Mr. McMahon's reputation is that of a leading lawyer of the Bar of
Ohio. He is very popular with his town's people and has earned their confidence
and respect by the brilliancy as well as the integrity of his career. Page
MARQUIS, WM. VANCE, Bellefontaine.
Lieutenant-Governor of Ohio from 1890 to 1892. Educated in Bellefontaine public
schools. Clerked in his father's store when a youth. Postmaster of Bellefontaine
under the administration of President Pierce, which he held eight years. Engaged
in the hardware business over thirty years; vice-president of Bellefontaine
National bank; assisted in organizing the bank and has held this position for 21
years. Politically a Democrat. Mayor of Bellefontaine in 1867. Member of City
Council and Board of Education fifteen years. Candidate for Congress in the
Fourth district in 1878. Delegate to the St. Louis convention that nominated
Samuel J. Tilden for president. Lieutenant-Governor while James E. Campbell was
Governor. Member of the Masons and Odd Fellows. His name in Bellefontaine is a
synonym of honor, energy and enterprise. [error - no photo available] Page
McKINLEY, WILLIAM, Prominent Ohioan and
ex-Governor, Canton. Educated in public schools and Poland (Mahoning county)
Academy. Enlisted in the 23rd O. V. I. as a private, and promoted to 2nd
lieutenant, lst lieutenant and captain, breveted major by President Lincoln;
served on the staff of ex-President Hayes, Major-General George Crook,
Major-General Hancock and General S. S. Carroll. Was with the 23rd in all its
battles and mustered out with it in 1865. Attended law school at Albany, N. Y.
Admitted to the bar in 1867 Practiced in Canton with Judge Belden. Elected
Prosecuting Attorney of Stark county in 1869 Member of Congress from 1876 until
1891. Served on committees of Revision of Laws, Judiciary, Expenditure of the
Postoffice Department. on Rules, and Ways and Means. Chairman of Ways and Means
Committee in the 5,0th Congress. Author of the famous McKinley Tariff Law. The
recognized champion of Protection of the Republican party. One of Ohio's
delegates-at-large to the National conventions of '84, '88 and '92. Twice
elected Governor of Ohio. Page 21.
A., one of the Ohio Supreme Court Judges, Chillicothe. Admitted to the
bar in 1861. Served in the war of the Rebellion. Has filled position of
Prosecuting Attorney and Common Pleas Judge. Elected to fill vacancy on Supreme
Bench caused by resignation of Judge McIlvane in 1885. Elected to full terms
1890 and 1895. Page 71.
attorney, Mansfield. Born of pioneer parents in Mansfield, and a life-time
resident there. John M. May, his father, was the first lawyer who settled in
Mansfield. Graduated at Kenyon College with the honorary degree of Master of
Arts. Studied law with his father and graduated at the Cincinnati Law School.
Began the practice of law in partnership with his father. School Examiner of
Richland county several terms. Prosecuting Attorney of Richland County two
terms. Member of Mansfield City Council four years and President of the Board
part of the time. Represented Richland-Ashland counties in the Ohio Senate four
years. Common Pleas Judge in the Sixth Judicial district nearly ten years.
Thirty-second degree Mason, Past Eminent Commander of Mansfield Commandery
Knight Templars, and has been presiding-officer in Mansfield Lodge as well as in
the Encampment I. O. 0 F. Is now in the active practice of law at Mansfield. Page 40.
MAJOR, GUY G., Mayor of Toledo, is 36 years
old and was born in Iowa, He received a liberal education and took up the trade
of machinist, serving an apprenticeship in the Niles Tool Works, and occupied
positions in that capacity in two or three large institutions. He attended a
school of technology two years in Boston, and spent some time in California for
his health, where,heiwas engaged in orange growing. He located in Toledo about
twelve years ago, and is at present a member of the firm of Taylor, Major &
Co., linseed oil manufacturers. Mr. Major was elected Mayor of Toledo in 1893
and also again in 1895. He is a staunch Republican, an agressive worker, and has
the qualities to make a future that may be beyond the prediction of his most
sanguine friends. Page 32.
W., Banker, Bowling Green. Born in Miami, opposite Perrysburg, Oct. 17,
1843, moved across the river with his parents when less than a year old. Served
as private in 21st O. V. I. during the war. Went to Bowling Green in 1871.
Became a member of the firm of Reed, Merry & Beverstock in 1873, which is
now Reed, Merry & Co. Prominent in all business interests of Bowling Green.
MILLER, WM. E., with Scheidler Machine
Works, Newark. Is identified with many of Newark's leading-enterprises, and is
active in the city's interest. and takes pleasure in locating and securing
manufacturing institutions fer his native city. Was one of the Citizens'
committee who secured the permanent encampment for the Ohio National Guard. Page
MYERS, J. W., Senate Secretary of National
Union, Toledo. Organized in 1881. Membership 48,000. National headquarters at
Toledo in National Union Building. A beneficial fraternity, and has paid
$5,800,000 to beneficiaries. Best insurance. Page 36.
MUNN, A. J., president of Exchange Bank,
Weston. Wood countyian by birth. Educated in common schools. Served in the war
of the rebellion, with distinction and credit. Largely interested in real estate
and oil industry, and one of the best known and valued citizens of Wood
MUNSON, GILBERT DWIGHT, Common Pleas Judge,
Zanesville. Enlisted at the age of 19 in the Union army. Served till the close
of the war. Entered as private and mustered out as Brevet Colonel, commanding
his regiment. Studied law at Columbia college, N. Y. Practiced law in Zanesville
until 1893, when he was nominated by acclamation and elected without opposition
Judge of Common Pleas. Page 62.
BROMWELL, aide-de-camp to Governor Bushnell, Cincinnati Received his
education in Cincinnati public schools and Dennison University.
Secretary-Treasurer and General manager of the Bromwell Brush and Wire Goods
Co., and its largest stockholder ; stockholder and official in a number of other
companies and organizations. Prominent member of Chamber of Commerce,
Manufacturers' Club, Manufacturers' Association, Queen City Club, and a host of
other business, religious and social organizations. In politics is an ardent
Republican. In secret societies is a Thirty-third degree Mason, Knight Templar,
and member of Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. Page 24.
McKNIGHT, E. H., capitalist, Middleton.
Interested in electric lights, power and electric railways in different cities
and places in Ohio. President and General Manager of Bowling Green Electric
Light and Power Co., and Middleton Electric Light and Power Co., having
org-anized both companies. Organized and erected the Troy Electric Light and
Power Co. Built the Troy Electric Street R'y, which is now successfully operated
by The Miami Valley R'y Co. between Troy and Piqua. Superintendent and General
Manager of the Troy Electric Light and Power Co., Miami Gas and Fuel Co., Miami
Valley R'y Co., and Troy Gas Co., now owned and controlled by the Brice, Thomas
Syndicate until June 1, 1894. Has an Electric R'y project proposed between
Portage and Perrysburg, running through Bowling Green, 0., which will soon be
built and operated. Has put in operation at Middleton central station general
electricity induction motors to supply the Miami Cycle and M'f'g Co 's plant, a
distance of one mile. This is the first plant west of Philadelphia to put this
system in operation. His success is due to carrying out all the obligations to a
letter and can be verified by the officials of Troy, Bowling Green and
Middleton, O. Page 64.
NASH, GEO. K.,
Lawyer, Columbus. Acquired his education at public schools and Oberlin College.
Was private in an O. N.G. Regiment during the late war. Admitted to the Bar in
1867 and engaged in practice at Columbus. Twice elected Prosecuting Attorney of
Franklin county on the Republican ticket. Made a gallant fight in 1876 against
Gen. Tom Ewing for Congress but defeated. Republican nominee for Attorney
General in 1877 but defeated ; renominated in 1879 and elected, serving two
terms. Chairman of the Republican State Executive Committee in 1880. Appointed
in 1883 a member of the Supreme Court Commission of Ohio. Since retiring from
public life has practiced law continuously ever since. Was a candidate for
nomination for Governor before the Republican State Convention in 1895. Page
NORTHWAY, STEPHEN ASA, Congressman,
Nineteenth district, Jefferson Educated in the country schools, Kingsville
Academy and Orwell Academy. Taught school; studied law and in 1859 admitted to
Bar. Twice elected Prosecuting Attorney of Ashtabula county. Representative of
Ashtabula county in Ohio Legislature from 1865, to 1867. Practiced law from 1867
to 1880 without taking any part in politics except to do campaign work for
Republican party. In 1880 was candidate for Congress to succeed General
Garfield, but Judge E. Taylor was nominated. In 1892 was nominated by
Republicans to succeed Judge Taylor and was elected by over 7,800 plurality.
Returned to Congress again in 1894. In social life Mr. Northway is genial and
gentle, warm-hearted and sympathetic, with a vein of humor in his nature which
makes him a very enjoyable companion. Page 43.
NEARING, GUY C., Probate Judge of Wood
county, Bowling Green. Received common school education. Very early in life his
father died, and he attributes his success in life to the training and kindly
advice of a good mother. Served in the war of rebellion in the 6th O. V. I. and
was wounded in the battle of Stone River, remaining in the hospital four months.
After the war taught school and admitted to the Bar in 1876. Has been member of
city council and city solicitor. Twice elected Probate Judge of Wood county. He
is a public spirited, popular and influential citizen of his city. Page
NORRIS, CAPT. O. P., Representative of Wood
county, Longley. Enjoys a district school and academic education. A prosperous
farmer, veteran soldier and substantial citizen. Enlisted in 25th O. V. I. and
re-enlisted in 111th O. V. I.; served as private, sergeant, 2nd lieutenant, 1st
lieutenant and captain of Company I. Has been Justice of the Peace and Township
Treasurer. Page 95.
R., attorney-at-law, Columbus. Taught school at the age of sixteen.
Admitted to the bar in 1878. Prosecuting attorney of Guernsey cottnty sixyears.
Removed to Columbus in 1889. Had active management in behalf of contestee in
contested election case of Marquis vs. Lampson for lieutenant governorship.
Delegate to National convention from Seventeenth district in 1884. Prominent
Mason, having had conferred on him the degree of Knight Templar of the York Rite
and the thirty-second degree of the Scottish Rite. A Republican politically and
prominent in councils of his party in county, district and state conventions.
PETERS, J. W., Recorder of Franklin county,
Columbus. Raised on the farm. Educated at the country schools, Central College
and Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware. Has been engaged with his only
brother, D. B. Peters, in the grain business at Gallaway. Politically a
Republican. Elected county recorder in 1894. Page 81.
PRICE, JAMES L., Circuit Judge of the Third Circuit, Lima. Received a
college education. Studied law under Gen. E. R. Eckley at Carrollton. Admitted
to the bar in 1861. Began practice of law at Carrollton. Mayor of Carrollton one
term. Prosecuting attorney of Carroll county one term. Removed to Van Wert,
Ohio. Thrice elected prosecuting attorney of Van Wert county. Removed to Lima in
1892, where he has since resided. He was elected judge on the Republican ticket
by 3.905 majority in a Democratic district, his opponent being Judge Norris, of
Marion. Before being elected judge he enjoyed a large practice both civil and
PATTY, R. S., oil operator, Bowling Green.
One of the largest private oil operators in the West, having large interests in
Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia. Owns gas plants at Logan, Ohio,
Chillicothe and Weston, W. Va. ; heats and lights the Boys' Industrial Home at
Lancaster, Ohio, and Pennsylvania State Insane Asylum with natural gas. Mr.
Patty is an extensive traveler, owns one of the finest homes in the city and has
an estimable family. Page 67.
POE, E. W.,
Ex-Auditor of State, and of Poe & Mosier, General Agents of Equitable Life
Insurance, Columbus. Enlisted in the army at the age of sixteen in the 133d O.
V. I. and served with his regiment in the Army of the Cumberland. After the war
educated at the Findlay High school. A school teacher nine years. Twice elected
Auditor of Wood county and twice elected Auditor of State. A Republican
candidate for nomination for Governor in 1895. A Mason, Odd Fellow, K. of P.,
Red Men, G. A. R. and S. of V. Page 22.
PARKER, R. S.,
of Parker & Friess, Attorneys, Bowling Green. Attended public school at
Findlay until 12 years of age ; learned the cigarmaker's trade at which he
worked seven years, attending school part of the time. Beg an the study of law
and admitted to the Bar in 1876. Commenced practice of law at North Baltimore,
but soon went to Bowling Green and formed partnership with Col. Shannon for
three years. Prosecuting Attorney of Wood county two terms. One of the most
successful lawyers in Wood county and has amassed wealth in real estate and
other ventures. Page 56.
FRANKLIN, Lineal descendant from Major Brian Pendleton, and also from
mother's ancestor, Thomas Philbrick, or Philbrook, both of England nine
generations ago, who both settled in Massachusetts in 1630, was born on South
Fox Island, Me., Sept. 27, 1840 ; went with his parents to Hancock county in
1841; served in 118th Ohio ; has been City and County School Examiner ;
Prosecuting Attorney ; Mayor of Findlay ; Common Pleas and District Judge from
October, 1883. He retired to the practice of law in 1890. Page
PRATT, CHARLES, Common Pleas Judge, Toledo.
Native of New York and removed with his parents to Michigan when very young. His
earliest education began at home, as in pioneer days in Michigan a school house
could hardly be found, until he was 12 years of age, when he attended public
schools, select school at Adrian and Albion Seminary, now Albion College.
Studied law, admitted to Bar and began practice of law at Toledo. Politically,
originally a Whig, and then Republican, having made his first political speech
for Fremont in 1856. Has been active in political, city and church affairs. Done
valuable service in City Council, both as member and president. Member of the
Westminster Presbyterian church and has been one of the trustees. Is an active
temperance and Sunday School worker and has been president of Y. M. C. A.
association. In 1894 was elected Common Pleas Judge. Page 30.
PRETTYMAN, HENRY H., Aide-de-Camp of
Governor Bushnell and one of the most enterprising and foremost citizens of
London, Ohio ; educated in the schools of America and Europe; resided in New
York City and London, England, where he was engaged in business several years.
One time was editor and proprietor of The News and Advertiser, which was
established by his father in Delaware. He is an energetic and forceful
character, an enthusiastic Republican and is at present member of London City
Council. Page 25.
C., President and Treasurer of the Journal Company, and Editor of the
Toledo Sunday Journal, was New Jersey born, removing to Michigan at an early
age. Mr. Packard began his newspaper work under Mr. J. B. Battelle, on the
Toledo Commercial (then the Toledo Telegram) in 1881. In 1883 he, with the late
Lloyd Brezee, esta blished the Detroit Evening Journal, which immediately sprung
into prominence. During the first three months of its existence this paper
secured over $25,000 of advertising and a fine circulation throughout the
contiguous territory. Relinquishing his interests in the Detroit Journal, Mr.
Packard afterwards acted as Business Manager of the Detroit Post, and was later
in charge of the circulation of the Detroit Evening News, that strong and
successful paper. In June, 1886, Mr. Packard purchased the Toledo Sunday
Journal, according to Mr. E. J. Tippett, a one-fourth interest. In 1892 he
purchased the quarter interest of his partner, organized a stock company, of
which he controls the entire stock, and has since conducted the property alone.
Mr. Packard is an able and correct writer and the Sunday Journal is one of the
best edited papers in the country, barring none. Page 34.
PARKS, L. K. Born November 30, 1846, in
Sheffield, Lorain county, O. Spent most of his time on the farm where he was
born until 20 years of age. Attended Oberlin College and Hillsdale College,
Michigan, but before his graduation at Hillsdale College went to Europe,
visiting Egypt, Palestine and Turkey. Remained in Europe traveling and studying
for two years. Was granted diploma B P. during his absence in Europe by the
college at Hillsdale. After his return from Europe spent some time lecturing and
studying law. Was admitted to the bar in June, 1875. Practiced law about two
years in Weston, Wood county, Ohio, and in January,1877, opened an office in
Toledo. Now a member of the firm of Parks, Van Campen Adelsperger, practicing
law in Toledo. Mr. Parks is an able lawyer, a brilliant speaker, and liked best
by those who know him best. Page 38.
L., of Yost & Packard, architects, Y. M. C A. building, Columbus,
is the descendant of a family of architects and builders. Educated at Delaware,
his native home. Received a valuable training in civil engineering under a Germ
an professor and was assistant civil engineer of Delaware county. Went to
Columbus in 1882 and engaged in the stone quarry business one year, after which
he took a course relative to architecture at the Ohio State University. At
nineteen years of age he entered into competition for the Girls' Industrial Home
at Delaware and the board adopted his plans. Finished his course at the
Institute of Architecture and Technology at Boston and went to New York and
studied with the famous firm of Babb, Cook & Willard. Formed partnership
with J. W. Yost in 1892, who are cne of the leading firms of architects of the
state. Page 97.
ADOLPH, State Senator and pig iron merchant, Cincinnati. A native of
Germany and received a thorough education at Hessen, his native home, where he
graduated with honors. Arrived in Cincinnati in 1867 and shortly afterwards
became identified with the iron industry as a pig iron merchant with several
others, in which he has been very successful and has a handsome office in the
Chamber of Commerce Building of that city. He is prominent in secret and social
organizations and occupiesnumerous high positions in them. Has held several
official positions in his city. An active worker in the interests of the
Republican party and is a member of the famous Young Men's Blaine Club, besides
other Republican clubsof that city. Page 89.
E., lawyer, Columbus. Son of Judge T. W. Powell. Educated at Ohio
Wesleyan University at Delaware, his native home. Studied law in his father's
office and admitted to the bar in 1865. Began practice at Delaware. Delegate to
National Democratic Convention in 1872 at Cincinnati, which nominated Horace
Greeley for president. Chosen presidential elector the same year. Democratic
nominee for attorney general in 1878 and ran ahead of his ticket. Chairman of
Democratic State Convention in 1881. Delegate in 1884 to National Convention at
Chicago which nominated Grover Cleveland. Democratic nominee for governor of
Ohio in 1887, but was defeated by Governor Foraker. Is now successfully
practicing his profession in Columbus. Offices in Board of Trade Building. Page
PROBST, C. O., M. D., Secretary of State
Board of Health, Columbus. Born at Middleport, Meigs county, Ohio, Dec. 4, 1857.
Graduated in medicine at Miami Medical College in 1892. Appointed secretary of
the State Board of Health in 1886, which position he still holds. Has been
secretary of the National Conference of State Boards of Health since 1888.
Professor of hygiene at Starling Medical College. Member of Columbus Academy of
Medicine, Ohio State Medical Society, American Medical Association and American
Public Health Association. Page 97.
F., Common Pleas Judge, Columbus. At the age of sixteen went to the war
; wounded twice in service. After the war attended Ohio State University three
years. Admitted to the bar in 1870. Prosecuting attorney of Tyler county, W.
Va., ten years ; represented same county in Constitutional Convention of that
state in 1872. Member of Legislature one term from Tyler county. Returned to
Columbus and continued the practice of law and was appointed Common Pleas Judge
by Governor Foraker in 1887. Elected in 1888 and re elected in 1893. Republican
in politics. Instructor of equity at Ohio State University. Page 80.
RABBITTS, JOHN H , Vice-President of
Hosterman Publishing Co., and Editor of The Republic Times, Springfield. Native
of Springfield. Educated at public schools and Wooster University, Wooster.
Studied law and admitted to Bar in 1876 and practiced the profession until 1881,
when he was elected Clerk of Clark county and so ably filled the position that
he was twice re-elected. In 1889 became Editor of The Republic Times which
position he still holds. Page 87.
J., Lawyer, Columbus. Educated in common schools and Portsmouth High
School in 1875; admitted to Bar by Supreme Court of Ohio. Twice elected City
Solicitor of Portsmouth; member of 66th and 67th General Assemblies, elected
Speaker protem, and served as Chairman of the Committee on Public Works; aided
in organizing and elected first President of The Ohio Republican League, serving
two terms; presided as temporary chairman of the first National convention of
Republican Clubs at New York City in 1887, Senator Evarts being permanent
Chairman. Elected Secretary of State in 1888 and 1890, resigned in 1891 at the
request of Gov. McKinley to assume the position of Executive Commissioner of
Ohio at the World's Fair, Chicago, and org anized the Ohio exhibits. One of the
Executive Committee of Association of American Exhibitors at the World's Fair,
and appointed by this body as a Commissioner to the Antwerp Exposition of 1893;
for years one of the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Archaeological and Historical
Society; President of Ohio Canal Association; appointed in 1895 by Gov. McKinley
one of Ohio's delegates to the Western Waterways Convention at Vicksburg. Author
of " A History of Ohio, Arbitration Between Capital and Labor," numerous
published addresses, and contributed to the North American Review and other
RICE, GEN. A. V., U. S. Pension Agent, for
Ohio, with headquarters at Columbus, is a resident of Ottawa. A soldier during
the late war and attained the rank of clerk of Probate and Common Pleas court of
Trumbull county. Graduated at Harvard Law School in 1859. Twice elected
Prosecuting Attorney of Trumbull county. Common Pleas Judge and Supreme Court
SCOTT, CHARDS EDWIN, attorney, Bryan, of
the law firm of Scott & Schinder. Born in Williams county and has resided at
the county seat since his birth. Educated at public schools and attended the Law
Department of the Michigan University at Ann Arbor, Mich. Admitted to the bar in
1880. Is a nephew of Judge Cunningham R. Scott, of Omaha, Neb., one of the most
brilliant lawyers in the West. Mr. Scott is noted as one of the best criminal
lawyers of this State and has passed through more than eight murder trials
successfully. Page 49.
EDWARD, Prosecuting Attorney of Seneca county, Tiffin Born in
Cincinnati. Educated in public schools of that city. Removed to Tiffin in 1878.
At the age of 16 began school teaching which he continued until admitted to the
bar in 1886. One of the County School Examiners of Seneca county from 1887 to
1890. Elected Prosecuting Attorney on the Republican ticket in 1890 and
re-elected in 1893. Page 52.
CALVIN, Lawyer, Cincinnati. Educated at Geauga Seminary, Chester, Ohio,
and graduate of Oberlin College. In 1880 graduated from the Cincinnati Law
School with degree of L. L. B. Has been actively engaged in practice of law in
Cincinnati ever since. Socially he is a member of the I. O. O. F., a Knight
Templar, a 32nd degree Mason, and a Schriner Member and active worker in church,
Sunday School, Y. M. C. A. and other societies. Has never sought any political
preferment but has always been an active member of the Republican party. Page
SHERMAN, JOHN, Senator for Ohio, Mansfield.
Received an academic education ; studied law, and admitted to the Bar in 1844 ;
delegate to the National Whig conventions of 1848 and 1852 ; presided over the
first Republican convention in Ohio in 1855. Representative in 34th, 35th, 36th
and 37th Congresses. Republican candidate for Speaker in 1859-60. Elected to U.
S. Senate in 1861, reelected in 1866 and 1872. Appointed Secretary of the
Treasury in 1877, and served as such during President Hayes's administration;
re-elected to the Senate in 1881, 1886 and 1892 President of the Senate from
Dec. 7, 1885, till Feb. 26, 1889. His present term will expire March 3, 1899. Page
SCHNIEDER, JOHN S., Of Baker's Art Gallery,
Columbus. Son of Rev. John S. Schnieder; completed his education at the German
Wallace College, Berea ; began as a photographer at Marion and after a short
time at Norwalk came to Columbus as one of Baker's staff and in 1886 acquired a
third interest in the business. He is in charge of the operating rooms.
SCHULTZ, ROBER T D., Senior member of the
firm of Schultz & Co., Soap Manufacturers, Zanesville, who are makers of the
celebrated Star Soap. He is owner of the Zanesville Opera House. Director of the
First National Bank. Largely interested in and an officer of some of the
prominent manufacturing companies of Zanesville. Page 63.
SMALLEY, M. A., Chairman State Democratic
Central Committee, Upper Sandusky. Educated in common schools and Northwestern
Ohio University. Graduated in the early seventies in pioneer life on the
-frontier of Kansas and Indian Territory. Mayor of Carey two terms.
Representative of Wyandotte county in the Legislature from 1885 to 1889.
Unanimously chosen Chairman of State Democratic Committee in 1894 and 1895. He
is Receiver of the Findlay, Fort Wayne & Western Railway and is interested
in the oil development in Northern Ohio. Page 46.
SMILEY, J. V., Mayor of Lima. Received a
common school education. Taught school 12 years in Allen and Auglaize counties.
Republican in politics and since residing in Lima has taken an active interest
in politics. City Clerk of Lima two years and until a Democratic council was
elected. Elected Mayor in 1894 after one of the hottest political contests in
the history of the city. Takes anactive interest in secret and fraternal
societies and is identified with I. O. O. F., Ancient Essenic Order and
SORG, PAUL J., Congressman, Third district,
Middleton. Self made man, having attended night school and acquired a good
education while apprentice to a founder and assisting in the maintenance of the
family, his parents being very poor. Embarked in the tobacco business in
Cincinnati and met with great success. In the '80s the P. J. Sorg Company was
established at Middleton, which is rated as one of the great manufacturing
industries of the world. Mr. Sorg is a millionaire but is thoroughly democratic
in his ways, easy of access, solicitious of the poor and poverty stricken and a
request worthily made is never refused a man beneath his rank. Page
SENEY, GEO. E., Attorney-at-Law, Tiffin.
Admitted to the Bar in 1852. Elected in 1858 to the Common Pleas and District
Court Bench. Enlisted in 101st O. V. I. in 1862 and served as 1st Lieutenant and
Regimental Quartermaster until 1865. Representative in Congress from 1883 to
1891. President of Tiffin Savings Bank, Tiffin Gas Light Company and Tiffin
Electric Light Company. Page 52.
SHATTUC, GEN. W.
B., State Senator of Hamilton county, Cincinnati, is fifty-four years
old. By profession is passenger traffic manager. Retired. Page 89.
SOUTHARD, J. H., Congressman, Ninth
district, and lawyer, Toledo. Educated at Toledo public schools, Oberlin College
and Adrian (Mich.) College, and a graduate of Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y.
Studied law with Judge Geo. R. Haynes and J. T. Greer, Toledo. Since admission
to the bar has practiced law in Toledo without interruption. Assistant
prosecuting attorney of Lucas county one year. Twice prosecuting attorney. Has
been chairman of City and County Republican Executive Committees Nominated for
Congress in 1894 and elected by a plurality of 6,606 over B. F. Ritchie,
Democrat, and Rev. Geo. Candee, Prohibitionist and Populist. Page
STEPHENS, JESSE, lawyer, Fostoria. Educated
in the common schools. Admitted to the bar in 1885. Began the practice of law at
Gibsonburg, Sandusky county, in 1890 and remained until 1892. Removed to
Fostoria, where he has built up a large practice of his profession Born in
Montgomery township, Wood county, where Bradner now stands. Page
TOTTEN, THEO., Prosecuting Attorney of
Hancock county, Findlay. Native of New York state. Resided in Findlay since
1867. Admitted to the bar in 1881. Practiced law in partnership with Hon. Henry
Brown from 1882 to 1887. Elected mayor of Findlay in 1888. Elected prosecuting
attorney in 1893. Page 50.
G., prominent Ohioan, Columbus. Educated at Chillicothe Academy.
Admitted to the bar in 1835. Elected to Congress in 1844 and Supreme Judge in
1850. Democratic candidate for governor in 1869 ; beaten by R. B. Hayes. Twice
elected to United States Senate. One of the United States Commissioners to
International Monetary Congress at Paris in 1881. Democratic candidate for
vice-president in 1888. Spoken of as presidential candidate in 1876,1880 and
1884. Died Dec. 15, 1895. Page 20.
M., Secretary of State, Columbus. Graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University
at Delaware and Cincinnati Law School. Began practice of law at Urbana.
Representative of Champaign county in the Sixty-eighth, Sixty-ninth and
Seventieth General Assemblies. Elected secretary of state in 1892 and re-elected
in 1894, receiving the greatest plurality of any man who ever headed a state
ticket in Ohio. Page 23.
H., Circuit Judge, Sixth District, Toledo. Native of Connecticut and
removed to Ohio in 1838 with his parents to Licking county. His boyhood
occupation was going to school. A t 18 learned the trade of saddler and harness
maker which he worked at during the day and studied law at night and admitted to
the bar in 1848. Began the practice of law at Mt Vernon and in 1869 removed to
Toledo vvhere he entered into partnership with Frank H. Hurd. In 1867 elected on
the Democrat ticket State Senator from district comprising Holmes, Wayne, Knox
and Morrow counties. Democrat nominee for Supreme Judge on ticket with Governor
Allen, but defeated by a small majority. Now serving his second term as Circuit
Judge. Page 30.
L., Representative of Athens county. Athens. Born in Iowa. Educated in
public schools and Otterbein University, Westerville, O. Taught school for five
years. Graduated from Cincinnati Law School in 1880, since which time he has
practiced at Athens. Twice elected Prosecuting Attorney of Athens county. Has
taken an active part in the Ohio Republican League, being a member of the
executive committee for five years and its vice president in 1891. Elected to
the 71st General Assembly and re-elected to the 72nd of which he is the Speaker
of the House of Representatives. Page 91.
W., Circuit Judge, Third district, Kenton. Educated at Heidelberg
college, Tiffin, his native home, and Notre Dame, Indiana. His early taste and
ambition were for a business career rather than law and after being connected
with a business firm read in a paper while in Cincinnati of the election of his
brother as a Common Pleas Judge, which inspired him with new ambition and he
thereupon concluded to follow his brother's footsteps. Studied law and admitted
to the bar in 1871 at Kenton. Located there in partnership with A. B. Johnson,
until 1880. Serving his second term as Circuit Judge. He has fine personal
appearance, strong features and vigorous intellect. Page 86.
SLOANE, HON. RUSH R., retired capitalist,
Sandusky. Native of that city and has since resided there. His grandfather on
his father's side, was a soldier and scout in the war of the American
Revolution, and died with nine British bullets in his body. Received his
education at the public schools and the old Methodist Seminary at Norwalk, Ohio.
Studied law and was admitted to the bar the day before he was 21 years old.
Continued the practice of law at Sandusky until elected Probate Judge of Erie
county in 1857 and re-elected in 1860. Was the first victim of the fugitive
slave law of 1850. He had defended some escaped slaves and was instrumental in
aiding them to reach Canada and thus gain their liberty. He was sued under the
infamous act of 1850, and after long and costly litigation was mulcted in heavy
damages and costs. Appointed by President Lincoln general agent at large of the
Postoffice Department with headquarters at Chicago. The first Ohio man to unite
with the " Clay Brigade " for the defense of Washington and President Lincoln
when traitors were more plenty than loyal men in the nation's capital and served
faithfully. Received the vote of Republicans in 1864 and 1868 for Congress from
his district. Chairman of the Republican State Central Committee in 1865. In
1866 became President of the Old Mad River railroad and soon reconstructed the
road on plans of his own that it was pronounced one of the best roads in the
State. In 1879 elected Mayor of the City of Sandusky. Is the largest taxpayer as
well as the largest real estate owner in Sandusky. Has erected there many fine
buildings notably The Sloane House and Block and an elegant residence. He is now
living quietly in his home at that place with all his sons and daughters
residing around him, possessed of an ample fortune and enjoying that rest to
which years of active work fairly entitles him. Page 39.
STUART, ARCHIBALD. Born in London, England,
April 22, 1846. Came to America in 1849 and settled at Covington, Ky. ; later in
Cincinnati. His father died when he was eleven years old, and in education,
finance and personal worth what he is he owes to his own energy. He engaged in
the banking business in Covington, and then the tobacco business until 1882,
when he went into the electrical business, in which he was engaged when he went
to Toledo for the first time in 1876, being identified with the firm of Stuart,
Chapin & Co., tobacco dealers and manufacturers. In 1894 he became
identified with the Toledo Bee as president of the company, and it was through
his energy that the Bee has taken the front rank as a newspaper and the
recognized leading Democratic organ of the Northwest. Page 34.
STEWART, ANDREW D., president of the
Lenderson, Lang & Stewart Abstract Co., Toledo. Born in Seneca county. Came
to Wood county with his parents at the age of fifteen. Dug out his own
education. Served in the late war as private in the 25th O. V. I. three years
with distinction, being severely wounded at Gettysburg. Elected clerk of Wood
county in 1871 and ably served two terms. Went to Toledo in 1883 and became a
member of the abstract firm of Lenderson, Lang & Co., now incorporated as
The Lenderson, Lang & Stewart Abstract Co., of which he is president. Member
of Board of Aldermen from Eleventh ward and chairman of Ways and Means
Committee. He is a careful, conscientious business man and a success all
around. Page 37.
D., ex-Common Pleas Judge, Defiance. Educated at public schools at
Baltimore, Ohio, and Heidelberg College, Tiffin. Admitted to the bar in 1863.
Commenced practice of law at Defiance. In 1865 was elected mayor of Defiance.
Twice elected prosecuting attorney of Defiance county. Elected Common Pleas
judge in 1884 of Second sub-division of Third district and re-elected in 1886.
A., Attorney, and of the firm of Hurd, Brumbach & Thatcher, located
in the Gardner Building, Toledo, one of the most prominent and best known law
firms in that city. Mr. Thatcher is a finished scholar and indefatigable worker
in his profession, and although a young man ranks high with his brethren at the
bar, and well known socially, and has a future that may well be courted by
anyone. Frank Hurd, the senior member of the firm, is a national character in
politics and law. Page 88.
TIBBALS, HON. NEWELL
D., Attorney, Akron. Admitted to the bar in 1855. Prosecuting attorney
of Summit county two terms. Akron's first City Solicitor. State Senator from
Summit and Portage counties in 1865 to 1867. Trustee of Buchtel college since
organization. Common Pleas judge two terms. Fourth Sergeant Co. F 164th O. V.
I.; Major of 4th Battalion O. N. G., commissioned by Gov. Brough. In 1866 was
appointed Judge Advocate of Department of Ohio G. A. R. by Col. Conger, and in
1890 aide-de camp to Commander-in-Chief, Gen. Alger. Page 42.
TAYLOR, W. A. Journalist, Columbus.
Received a common school education. Served as soldier in civil war with four
brothers. Began journalism at the age of 17. Admitted to the bar at the age of
21, but has followed journalism as a profession. Has been connected with the
Cincinnati Enquirer, Pittsburg Post, the New York Sun, New York World, and is
now editor of the Columbus Call. Demcratic candidate for Secretary of State in
1892, receiving 401,415 votes to 402,540 for Samuel M. Taylor, his Republican
ccmpetitor. Page 82.
B., Zanesville. Born in Pittsburg, Pa. Is 58 3 ears old; moved to
Zanesville thirty-nine years ago, since when he has been in the contracting
business. Is president of the T. B. Townsend Brick and Contracting Co ,
capitalized at $200,000. Page 64. TODD, WILLIAM HIRAM, Dentist, Columbus. Native
of that city. Educated at public schools. Began the practice of dentistry in
1875, at the location established by his father, Dr. Hiram Todd, in 1839.
Graduated from Ohio College of Dental Surgery in 1882. Elected President of the
Ohio State Dental Society in December, 1894. Page 78.
TRACY, THOMAS H. Born near Bowling Green,
O., July 13, 1859 ; educated in public schools and college at Mansfield, O.;
read law in the office of Bissell & Gorrill, Toledo, O.; admitted to
practice in June, 1883; entered the firm of Bissell & Gorrill January 1,
1884, and remained as a partner of that firm until April 1, 1892, when he
withdrew and formed partnership for the practice of law with Mr. Harry E. King,
under the firm name of King & Tracy. This partnership still continues. Page
UNION CENTRAL LIFE INSURANCE CO., THE BEST
LIFE INSURANCE POLICY EVER ISSUED. When a man purchases life insurance, the most
important thing to be considered is: First, protection. Secondly, moderate cost.
You want to feel that you have a security. A good article that will last as long
as needed and waste no money for you in unnecessary expense. Thirdly, security
from risk of loss. You don't want to make payments for a few years and then
perhaps through the failure of health or misfortune in business, feel obliged to
discontinue and lose what you have paid. In the fourth place you want a property
right in your policy. You want to know that the company is ready to furnish you
accommodations to which the value of your policy reasonably entitles you. Then
in the fifth place, you want an optional settlement. A date fixed in the
contract so that you may have the liberty to change the terms in which you will
settle your accounts with the company. All these are offered by the Union
Central Life Insurance Company, of Cincinnati. Address, W. E. Hoyer, General
Agent, Room No. 28 Hayden Block, Columbus, O. Page 83.
WILDMAN, S. A., a gentleman, scholar,
citizen and lawyer of Norwalk. At the age of fifteen entered a printing office
and three years later responded to the call of his country and served in the
25th Infantry until mustered out at the close of the war. Educated at the
Western Reserve College Admitted to the bar in 1870. A number of years president
of Norwalk Board of Education ; trustee of the Fireland Historical Society, and
for over twenty years secretary of the Whittlesey Academy. Politically a
Republican. Twice prominently urged for the nomination for State Supreme judge.
Acknowledged as one of the brightest members at the bar. Gained a reputation as
a lecturer and has delivered many lectures and addresses before large audiences
throughout Northern Ohio. Page 53.
J., one of the Ohio Supreme Court Judges, Washington C. H. Educated at
the common schools and Ohio Wesleyan University. Admitted to the bar in 1857.
Practiced law at Washington C. H. Prosecuting Attorney of Fayette county two
terms. Twice elected to the General Assembly. Elected Judge of Second Circuit
Court in 1884. Chosen First Chief Justice of the Circuit Court of State. Twice
elected to Supreme Court. One year Chief Justice. First dean of the faculty of
the Law Department of Ohio State University. Page 71.
WATTS, WM., M. D., Toledo. Graduated at the
University of Illinois in the class of '74. Commenced the study of medicine,
teaching school in the meantime, and graduated in the Homcepathic Department of
the University of Michigan. Since then he has been engaged in his chosen
profession at Toledo and has a large practice and a fair competence. Politically
a Democrat, and in '95 was a candidate for State Senator in the Thirty-third
district, but was defeated by the avalanche of votes which swept the country
from one end to the other. Page 36.
Cashier First National Bank, North Baltimore. Received common school education.
Number of years engaged as salesman for leading business houses of Fostoria.
Postmaster of North Baltimore under President Cleveland's first administration.
Resigned to accept cashiership of First National Bank, which opened for business
Oct. 2, 1890. Page 49.
WELLS, W. C.,
merchant tailor and president of the Board of Trade, Newark. One of the
citizens' committee of Newark who secured the location of the permanent
encampment ground for the Ohio National Guards and a very enterprising citizen.
He is a director of the Newark & Granville Railway and of the Home Building
Association. Has been a member and president of Newark Board of Education. Page
VAN DUSEN, F. W., Mayor of Norwalk, and
attorneyat-law. Graduated at Norwalk public schools and Western Reserve
University. Studied law in the office of Judge Stevenson Burke of Cleveland and
admitted to the Bar in 1886. Member City council two years; city solicitor two
terms; in politics an ardent Republican. Socially he is a Mason, K. of P. and an
Elk, besides being a member of the Royal Arcanum. Major in the 6th Regiment U.
R. K. of P. Ohio Brig, and Generalissmo of Norwalk Commandery No. 18 K. T. He is
a member of the First Presbyterian church of Norwalk. Page 53.
VOGT, JOHN, State Senator of 33rd district,
Deshler. Acquired his education in Toledo public schools, German Lutheran
parochial school and Toledo Business college. Embarked in the merchandise
business at Deshler when but a lad and has successfully conducted the same ever
since until elected Senator. Has been township treasurer and member of School
Board at Deshler. Republican candidate for County Treasurer of Henry county and
defeated by small majority when Henry was a strong hold of Democracy. He is a
Mason and K. of P. Page 89.
T., Representative of Jackson county and Lawyer, Wellston. Primarily
educated in the district schools. Enlisted in the 1st Ohio Cavalry in 1861 at
the age of 14, and served until the close. He attended the Ohio University and
Northwestern University at Indianapolis, Ind., studied law and admitted to the
Bar at Jackson, Ohio. Removed to Wellston in 1885 and formed law partnership
with the late Hon. H. S. Bundy. Served two years as city solicitor of Jackson.
Member of the 71st General Assembly. Page 94.
WILLIAMS, W. H., Director of Public Safety
of the City of Columbus, and Superintendent of Police. Has been steward of the
Deaf and Dumb Asylum, steward of the Columbus Insane Asylum and Director of
Public Accounts of the City of Columbus. Page 73.
WICK, GEORGE D., Aid-de-Camp of Governor
Bushnell and Vice-president of The Union Iron & Steel Co., Youngstown. Born
and raised in Youngstown. Educated in public schools. Has lived in Youngstown
all his life with the exception of from '76 to '80 when he resided in Cleveland,
being a member of the firm of Condit, Wick & Co., and in '80 to '82 in
Chicago, a member of the Kirk Iron & Hardware Co. Returned to Youngstown and
connected himself with the iron industries and has been with this company and
its predecessors ever since. Page 25.
WILSON, J. B.,
Ex-Auditor of Wood County, Bowling Green. Native of Wood county. Educated in
common schools. Taught school as a profession several years. Became deputy
county auditor under E. W. Poe and was twice elected County Auditor. Has taken
active interests in political campaigns of the county and has served as Chairman
of the Republican County Central committee. Prominent K. of P., has a fine
residence and an intersting family. Page 57.
P., of the law firm of Pendleton & Whiteley, Findlay, is a
prominent factor in politics in Northwestern Ohio. Educated at Findlay public
schools and Ohio State University. Graduate of Ann Arbor, Mich., Law School in
June, 1887. After being admitted to the bar, entered the law firm of his father,
the late Judge M. C. Whiteley, and Judge Geo. F. Pendleton, under the firm name
of Whiteley, Pendleton & Whiteley. Since the death of Judge Whiteley, the
firm name has been Pendleton & Whiteley. They enjoy a large and lucrative
practice. Page 50.
WELLER, S. A.,
manufacturer of fine glazed jardinieres and general line of decorated pottery,
Zanesville. Page 64.
K., Congressman of Twelfth district and lawyer, Columbus. Graduate of
Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., and of Law Department of Boston University.
Practiced law a short time at London, O., and then removed to Columbus, where he
has since resided. Attorney General of Ohio from 1887 to 1889. In 1894 was
nominated by acclamation by Republicans of his district for Congress and elected
by a large majority. Mr. Watson is a Republican in politics and has always taken
personal interest in his party's welfare and triumphs. Page 77.
WHITTELSEY, THOMAS FREDERICK, General
Superintendent of T. & O. C. and K. & M. Railways, Toledo. Born of New
England parents at Richmond, Ky., March 17th, 1856. Attended common schools at
Claremont, N. H. Entered the service of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern
Railway at West Detroit, July, 1876, as freight clerk and successfully served in
continuous service as clerk engineer's office, assistant trackmaster,
trackmaster and division superintendent of the same company until he accepted
his present position. Page 36.
E., Representative of Wyandotte county, Sandusky. Born and raised on a
farm in Wyandotte county. Educated at district schools and Normal University at
Ada. Taught school eight years. Studied law and admitted to the bar in 1887.
Began practice at Sandusky where he has since resided. He has the distinction of
being the first Republican from Wyandotte to represent that county in the
Legislature of which he may well be proud. Elected to the 71st and 72nd General
Assemblies. Page 92.
THOMAS, Cleveland, managing owner of Wilson's Transit Line, plying on
the upper lakes between Cleveland, Marquette and Bu ffalo. Scotlander by birth
and his educational advantages were limited. Came to America at the age of 16
Three years a sailor on the ocean and rose from ship boy to mate and then
master. At the end of three years began service on the lakes first as mate and
then captain. In 1872 he built a fine freight steamer which proved a good
venture and soon built a large fleet of freight boats. Is a Mason and
religiously an honored member of the Euclid Avenue Congregational church. Page
WINN, S. M., lawyer, Zanesville. Education
acquired at the common schools and graded school at Adamsville. Taught school as
a profession until admitted to the bar in 1886 Twice elected Prosecuting
Attorney of Muskingum county. While Prosecuting Attorney the county's business
was the greatest in many years which brought him into active and constant
practice. Gained a reputation as a criminal lawyer in the defense of Elizabeth
Honnold for murder in Licking county in 1890, which resulted in her being
acquitted. Another case that has attracted public attention was the United
States vs. the Commissioners of Muskingum county. He was the first to say the
act of Congress known as the River and Harbor Bill amended in 1890 was
unconstitutional, and advised the Commissioners not to obey the notice of the
Secretary of War. The same was declared unconstitutional by Judge Sage. Enjoys a
large and lucrative practice of his profession in the city where he resides. Page
WEST, W. H., lawyer, Bellefontaine,
Educated at Martinsburg Academy and Jefferson College, Pennsylvania. Admitted to
the bar in 1851. Elected Prosecuting Attorney of Logan county in 1852,
Participated in the organization of the Republican party. With James Walker
founded the first newspaper in Logan county. Member of the first Legislature in
1857 and declined re-election. Delegate to Chicago convention that nominated
Abraham Lincoln. Member of State Senate 1863.-'65-'67. Consul to Rio Janerio
under President Grant. Elected Supreme Judge in 1871, but resigned in a year on
account of visual infirmity. Attorney-General in 1865 and 1869. Republican
nominee for Governor in 1877 but defeated by Wm. Allen, Democrat. He is
sometimes called the " Blind Man Eloquent." Since quitting politics has
practiced law at Bellefontaine. Page 86.
G., proprietor of Hotel Warden, Newark. Graduate of Dennison
University, Granville, O., and of the law department of the University of
Michigan. Began the practice of law at Newark. Republican in politics and was
the first Republican ever elected City Solicitor of Democratic Newark. Was ten
years actively connected with the Ohio National Guards. President of the
Citizens' :Electric Light & Power Co., and Vice President of the Newark Ice
and Cold Storage Co. He has been identified with every movement looking toward
the advancement of Newark and it is largely through his efforts that the
Stateencampment grounds for the Ohio National Guards were permanently located
there. Page 84.
THE. The frontispiece illustration in this work is an elegant full page
view of "The Wyandotte" office building, Columbus, the most imposing building in
the capital city and one of the finest in the state. People of Columbus as well
as the owner, John G. Deshler, may well take pride in this fine structure,
situated close to the northwest corner of Capitol square on Broad street near
High. It is a model in architectural construction, with elegant appointments,
thoroughly fire-proof, and Mr. Deshler spared nothing to make it a model
building in every particular. Frontispiece.
WING, C. B.,
Cincinnati, has been in the paper business all his life and is one of the Diem
& Wing Paper Company, one of the largest paper houses in the west, which
manufactures all kinds and all grades of paper. Mr. Wing has always taken a warm
interest in politics and has always been in line for the Republican party,
though never seeking preferment. He is a self-made man, being left an orphan at
the age of four years, and has climbed the ladder solely by his own effort. He
is a member of the staff of Governor Bushnell. Page 24.
YOUNG, GEORGE R., was born in Dayton, Ohio,
October 2, 1857. Graduate of Dayton High School with the highest honors. Entered
the law offices of his father, who was at that time associated in the practice
with Oscar M. Gottschall as Young & Gottschall, practitioners at the Dayton
bar ; admitted to practice at the age of twenty, being then the youngest lawyer
in Ohio. Admitted to the firm under which he studied, which then became Young,
Gottschall & Young, and later, Mr. Gottschall retiring, it became Young
& Young. Mr. Young has a conspicuous standing at the Dayton bar and is well
and favorably known throughout Ohio as a strong lawyer. About a year ago the bar
of Dayton unanimously joined in a request to Governor McKinley to appoint him to
a vacancy upon the Circuit bench. The appointment being delayed, he was
compelled by the urgency of his professional duties to withdraw from the
contest. Mr. Young is unmarried. He ranks as an able advocate and a sound lawyer
and his practice is an extensive one. Page 65.
H., was born in Dayton, Ohio, March 2, 1860. His father was the late
Edmond Stafford Young, a distinguished member of the Dayton bar, and his mother
was Sarah B. Dechert. He obtained his education first in the Dayton public
schools and later in its High School. He studied law with his father and his
brother, his present partner, George R. Young. Mr. Young has never sought
political advancement and has studiously devoted his efforts in the strict line
of the profession. He is a forcible speaker and successful lawyer, and is the
junior member of the firm of Young & Young. Page 65.
YOUNG, WHEELER J., Sheriff of Franklin
county, Columbus. Received his education in Grammar Schools of Columbus. Was
trustee of Pleasant township in 1882. Deputy sheiifl under Sheriff Ross and was
elected to succeed him. Socially he is a member of the Knights of Pythias. Page
YOST, J. W., of Yost & Packard,
Architects, Y. M. C. A. Building, Columbus. Ohioan by birth. Received his
education at common schools and Harlem and Mt. Union Colleges. Began the study
of architecture with Joseph Fairfax, of London, England. Learned civil
engineering. Began practice of his profession at Bellaire in 1870. Went to
Columbus in 1882. Formed a partnership with F. L. Packard in 1892. This firm is
the architects of many fine and imposing buildings in Ohio and surrounding
states. Among a few are the Toledo Insane Asylum, Chittenden Hotel, Columbus ;
Court Houses of Miami, Belmont, Perry, Guernsey, Holmes Harrison and Wood
counties, and new T. & O. C depots at Columbus and Toledo. Page
YOUNG, BOSTON G., born in Washington
county, Pa., in 1850, February 2d, and went with parents to Illinois in 1856,
where he remained until 1872 ; then went to Delaware, Ohio, to attend college,
where he remained for three years. Was admitted to the practice of law in 1877
and was in the fall of 1877 elected Prosecuting Attorney of Marion county, to
which he was reelected in 1879. In 1883 elected representative from Marion
county and was twice re elected. In 1888 was candidate for Secretary of State
against Daniel Ryan. In 1894 was a candidate for Congress from his district and
was caught in the political landslide, as almost every Democrat was who was on
the ticket that fall. Page 45.
ADDENDA (names that didn't make it into the original
Ohio Counties |
Ohio Biograpies | What's New?
Ohio's Fallen Officers | Ohio Military | Ohio Photo Album
Vintage Ohio Postcards | Crime & Punishment | Early Institutions
Ohio Fun Facts | Lookup Volunteers | Ohio Resources
Ohio Book Shelf
Copyright © 2008-2014
No copyright is claimed on
non-original or licensed material.
The names American Local
History Network, ALHN and AMLHIST are trademarksTM
American Local History Network, Inc.