Collection: The Book of Clevelanders

Biographical Sketch of Philip Frankel

Frankel, Philip; sec’y Manufacturers Ass’n and Employers Ass’n of Cleveland; born, Cleveland, Feb. 27, 1882; educated, Cleveland public schools and business college; began career with mnfg. concern; with them till 1901, then became connected with the Manufacturers Ass’n; elected sec’y in 1905; formed large Employers Ass’n; see’y of that; much interested in labor questions.

Biographical Sketch of Ernest C. Fox

Fox, Ernest C.; manufacturer; born, Cleveland, April 4, 1870; son of Frank B. and Julia Brown Fox; educated, Cleveland parochial schools; married, Cleveland, Feb. 11, 1897, Ella Mabley; two daughters, Margaret 15, and Katherine, 14; business career, mailing clerk, Fuller & Warren Co.; asst. mngr. The Richmond Stove Co., sec’y and treas. F. B. Fox, Register Mnfg. Co.; organized and was sec’y and treas. The Fox Furnace Co.; organized and was see’y and treas. The Union Selling Co.; owner The Independent Register & Mnfg. Co.; sec’y The Scheible Monceief Heater Co.; member Congregational Church, Athletic and Rotary Clubs. Recreations: Baseball

Biographical Sketch of Frederick W. Bruch

Bruch, Frederick W.; manufacturer; born, Feb. 22, 1852, Rhine, Bavaria, Germany; son of Karl F. and Sophia Zeppn Brach; public school education; married, Cleveland, Sept. 29, 1888, Miss Emma Mohrman; issue, Alfred E., Karl F., Ethel S., and Edward P., learned and followed the machinist’s trade until 1880; became associated with Claus Greve and Daniel Luehers, establishing the Acme Machinery Co., business conducted as a partnership until 1892; then incorporated as The Acme Machinery Co., became pres. of the company at that time, and still occupies that position; pres. The Kraus Furniture Co., Adams Realty Co., organizer and director The

Biographical Sketch of Frank F. Bruce

Bruce, Frank F.; jobber and mfr.; born, Cleveland, July 4, 1858; son of Eli and Caroline Eldridge Bruce; educated, Western Reserve University (Hudson, O.), 1881; married, Oxford, N. Y., Sept. 9, 1890, Sarah V. W. Perkins; one son and one daughter; pres. and treas. The Bruce & West Mfg. Co.; member of vestry, St. Paul’s P. E. Church; member of Troop A seven years.

Biographical Sketch of Frank Billings

Billings, Frank; merchant; born, Hastings, N. Y., Sept. 275, 1853; son of George Whitfield and Elizabeth Ann Warren Billings; married, Cleveland, April 18, 1895, Elizabeth Tod; pres. The Tod Stambaugh Co.; vice pres. The Billings Chapin Co.; director Bank of Commerce, Superior Savings & Trust Co., Guardian Savings Trust Co., and National Refining Co.; trustee Lakeside Hospital, Hiram House, and Babies’ Dispensary; member Union, Country, Mayfield Country and Chagrin Valley Hunt Clubs.

Biographical Sketch of Fred S. Borton

Borton, Fred S.; sec’y Cleveland, Painesville & Eastern R. R.; born, Plymouth, Ind., Oct. 25, 1861; public school education; came to Cleveland, 1881; with Geo. Cooper & Co., till 1884; then with the American Wire Co.; 1884-1891, with Dime Savings & Banking Co.; asst. treas.; elected sec ‘y Cleveland Electric R. R. Co., and the A. B. C. R. R. Co.; then in various capacities with the Everett-Moore Syndicate; in 1906, severed connection; with Herrick, Parmlee & Crawford, with which firm closely associated in 1904 and 1905; and with his brother, T. E. Borton, established the firm of F. S.

Biographical Sketch of Joseph Leopold Borgerhoff

Borgerhoff, Joseph Leopold; University prof.; born, Belgium, Sept. 27, 1870; son of Theodore and Elizabeth (Opt’ Eynde) Borgerhoff; education, Ecole Moyenne, Leau; Ecole Normale de I’Etat, Burgess; University of Brussels; came to America in 1895; M. A., Vanderbilt University, Tenn., 1901; studied University of Wisconsin, University of Chicago; married Elizabeth Woodward Guerard, of Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 16, 1903; fellow and assistant in romance languages, Vanderbilt University, 1900-1; assistant in Germanic languages, University of Wisconsin, 1901-1902; fellow in Romance languages and assistant in Spanish, University of Chicago, 1902-1903; instructor romance languages, 1903-1906, associate professor, 1906-1910, professor since 1910, Western Reserve University;

Biographical Sketch of Maurice Buford Bonta

Bonta, Maurice Buford; physician; born, Kentucky, 1875; B. S., University of Michigan, 1897; M. D., Johns Hopkins University, 1904; medical house officer for Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1904-1905; married, Cleveland, 1909, Mabel Wilson McLennon; one child; member Cleveland Academy of Medicine.

Biographical Sketch of Alfred M. Bonhard

Bonhard, Alfred M.; merchant; born in Russia, July, 1869; son of Marcus Bonhard; educated in the schools and seminary at Slonin, Russia; married in Pennsylvania, July 22, 1898; Rebecca Weberman, issue, one son, Marcus, and one daughter Florence; in young manhood traveled through Russia and other parts of Europe, learning the furniture-making business; came to the United States in 1895; spent two years working in eastern cities; came to Cleveland and started a repair shop; from this small beginning grew one of the most artistic furniture houses in the city, designs his own patterns and has won a reputation on

Biographical Sketch of Willis E. Bonesteel

Bonesteel, Willis E.; sec’y Worden Tool Co.; born, Northampton, O., Oct. 7, 1862; son of George H. and Loretta C. Prior Bonesteel; public school education; married, Cleveland, Oct. 4, 1886, Annabell Scott; director Land Title Abstract Co., Cleveland Savings & Loan Co.; member Brooklyn Lodge, F. & A. M., Webb chapter, R. A. M., Oriental commandery, K. T., Lake Erie Consistory, Al Koran Temple.