Alford Jonathan Harwi was one of the great merchants of Kansas. Beginning as an obscure hardware dealer in Atchison he built up a busines which now stands as a monument to his energy and foresight, the A. J. Harwi Hardware Company being one of the leading wholesale concerns of the Missouri Valley. Life extended to him only the opportunities which it extends to every one. It was his own personal character, his enterprise, and a vigorous and resourceful mind which enabled him to seize and develop possibilities into realities of a large and imposing character. While he would be mentioned
Location: Andover Massachusetts
Abbott, Gardner; attorney; born, Cincinnati, O., Dec. 11, 1878; son of Willard and Caroline Powers Younglove Abbott; educated Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.; Yale University, A. B.; Columbia Law School, LL. B.; married, Cleveland, Oct. 16, 1912, Lois A. Allen; member Cleveland Board of Health, 1912; Troop A, 1st Sergt.; entered the office of Blandin, Rice and Ginn, 1905; started business for himself in 1909; vice pres. Bates Valve Bag Co.; pres. Abbott Realty Co.; sec’y Babies’ Dispensary and Hospital and Cleveland Music School Settlement; member Andover P. A. E.; Alpha Delta Phi; Wolf’s Head; Columbia Phi Delta Phi; director Union
Dunham, Wilbur; real estate development; born, Columbus, O., Jan. 30, 1885; son of John M. and T. Anna Cross Dunham; educated, Taft School, Watertown, Conn.; Andover Academy, Andover, Mass.; Yale University, New Haven, Conn.; married, Columbus, O., Oct. 17, 1906, Marian M. Hobart: two daughters, Ann Elizabeth, born 1909, and Aileen, born 1913; real estate allotment and building development business since leaving college in 1904, in Columbus, O., and New York City, and Cleveland since. 1912; pres. The Wilbur Dunham Co., The Continental Realty Co; director The House Building & Investment Co.; member Delta Phi Fraternity, Yale and P. A.
Johnson, Levi A.; real estate and fire insurance; born, Cleveland, Sept. 1, 1873; son of Philander L. and Sarah M. Clarke Johnson; educated, Cleveland public schools, Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University; married, Cleveland, Oct. 24, 1911, Margaret Taylor Dodge; one son, Levi Clarke Johnson; sec’y and treas. The Johnson Realty Co.; director The Wood & Spencer Co.; member Chamber of Commerce. Cleveland Real Estate Board, Delta Psi Fraternity of Yale University; member Union, and Country Clubs; his grandfather, Levi Johnson, came to Cleveland, March 10, 1809; he built the first steamboat that sailed from Cleveland, built
Janes, Julius French; pres. and gen’l mgr. Standard Steel Castings Co.; born, Erie, Pa., Sept. 24, 1877; son of Herman and Julia (Williams) Janes; educated, Brooks Military Academy, University School, Phillips Andover Academy, Andover, Mass.; graduated from Yale in 1902; married, Nov. 11, 1904, Ruth Hawkins; issue, one son, Julius French; in sales dept. the Bourne-Fuller Co., three years; salesman with Morgan Lithograph Co.; appointed to joint management of sales dept. and treasurer in 1908; established Standard Steel Castings Co., 1912; member Calvary Presbyterian Church, Hermit and Euclid Clubs. Recreations: Golf, Tennis, Fishing and Motoring.
York, Robert H.; mnfr.; born, Michigan, Oct. 29, 1866; son of Barney H. and Julia Harkness York; educated, Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.; married, Cleveland, Oct. 3, 1892; Clara Gordon; issue, three children; pres. The Berkshire Mnfg. Co.; member Union, Tavern, Euclid, Country, Mayfield, Country, and Roadside Clubs, Cleveland; Manhattan, N. Y.
Wing, Francis Joseph; judge; born North Bloomfield, Trumbull County, O., Sept. 14, 1850; son of Joseph Knowles and Mary (Brown) Wing; educated, Phillips Academy, Andover, and Harvard University, 1868-18i 1; married Mary Brackett Remington, of Cleveland, Sept. 25, 1878; admitted to Ohio bar; asst. United States district attorney, Northern District of Ohio, 1880-1881; judge Court of Common Pleas, Cuyahoga County, O., 1899-1901; United States district judge, Northern District of Ohio, 1901-1905 (resigned); member Delta Kappa Epsilon.
Mitchell, Ralph D.; lake transportation; born. Marine City, Mich., Dec. 5, 1878; son of John and Mary Rowell Mitchell; educated, University School, 1902-1908, Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., 1908-1909, Yale University; married, Hillsboro, 0.; June 20, 1907, Helen Boyd; one son and two daughters; since 1902, engaged in vessel business on the lakes with his father; vice pres. Cleveland. Steamship Co.; pres. Gathwick Steamship Co.; sec’y Miller Ore Co., and Winston Coal Co.; director Sedalia Coal & Mining Co., and Edward Mnfg. Co.; member Union, Tavern, and Euclid Clubs, and Chamber of Commerce.
George Warren Barnes, who is at the head of the Barnes Oil Company, oil producers of Muskogee, has been continuously engaged in that line of business since 1901, with the exception of the period of the World war, which he devoted to work as state director of National War Savings on a government salary of one dollar a year. His birth occurred at Honesdale, Pennsylvania, on the 29th of October, 1880, his parents being George W. and Alice (Young) Barnes. John D. Benedict of Muskogee has written the following most interesting history of the life of George W. Barnes, the
Murfey, Charles L.; banker; born, Cleveland, Aug. 18, 1850; son of Gardner B. and Julia Latham Murfey; educated, Cleveland and Andover, Mass.; married, Cleveland, Oct. 13, 1886, Florence Spencer; two unmarried sons, Spencer L. and Clarence A.; member Cleveland Grays, 1869, three years; in 1868, began business with the old Merchant’s National Bank; then with the Mercantile National Bank, its successor; afterwards with the present National Commercial Bank; at this time, vice pres., mgr.; trustee, estate of John Huntington; director Cleveland & Mahoning Valley R. R.; trustee the John Huntington Benevolent Trust; member Masonic Order, Al Koran Temple, Nobles of