Ashtabula County OH

The Waitley family in the United States

John S. Waitley is the earliest known ancestor of the Waitley name in the United States. According to this sketch, John S. Waitley was a native of Scotland. His parents came to America and settled in Massachusetts. Later his mother was lost at sea when on a return visit to Scotland. John S. Waitley married Lydia Bartlett, a daughter of Josiah Bartlett, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He became a minister of the Free-will Baptist Church. He moved to Ashtabula County, Ohio, lived there several years and later moved to Canton, Ohio. He died in Knox County, Ohio, in 1868 at the age of 96. His wife died in 1858 in Knox County, Ohio. They had lived in Mt. Vernon most of the time.

Biographical Sketch of Frederick B. Ayer

Ayer, Frederick B.; insurance; born, Unity, N. H., Oct. 27, 1874; son of Benjamin F. and Susan V. Bailey Ayer; educated, Preparatory School Kenyon Military Academy, Gambier, O., 1890-91; Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., class of 1896, degree A. B.; married, Ashtabula, O., June 15, 1899, Agnes Louise Goddard; issue, Edwin, born Aug. 2, 1901, Ethel …

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Biographical Sketch of Theodore Elijah Burton

Burton, Theodore Elijah; U. S. senator to March 3, 1915; born, Jefferson, O., Dee. 20, 1851; son of Rev. William and Elizabeth ‘(Grant) Burton; A. B., Oberlin College, 1872, A. M. 1875; (LL. D., Oberlin, 1900, Dartmouth, 1907, Ohio University, 1907); unmarried; admitted to bar, 1875, and since in practice at Cleveland; member 51st (1889-1891), …

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Biographical Sketch of Vernon H. Burke

Burke, Vernon H.; attorney-at-law; born, Saybrook, O., Dec. 22, 1865; son of John F. and Minerva C. Stewart Burke; educated, Canisius College, Buffalo, N. Y., Stratton’s Business College, The University of Notre Dame; B. A., C. E., LL. B. degrees; married, Cleveland, Dec. 21, 1892, Matilda B. Hahn; one son, Vernon A. Burke, Jr.; Republican; …

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Biographical Sketch of James McCreary Gee

Gee, James McCreary; real estate broker; born, Kingsville, O., Dee. 24, 1875; son of Francis W. and Mary McCreary Gee; educated, common and high schools, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa.; Western Reserve University, Law Dept.; married, Marysville, N. Y., June 6, 1900, Helen Mills; issue, Francis, born March 30, 1901, Daniel, born Dec. 7, 1904, Nicholas, …

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Biographical Sketch of Albert Joseph MacAdams

MacAdams, Albert Joseph; merchant; born in Chicago, Aug. 19, 1868; son of Henry and Carrie Crosby MacAdams; public school and high schools; married, Cleveland, Feb. 18, 1913, L. Jean Sowers; started mnfg. woodturning machinery, and became stationary engineer; went into grocery business in Ashtabula, 1886, but sold out and went into retail store; came to …

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Biographical Sketch of George Edward Tower

Tower, George Edward; manager; born, Ashtabula, O., July, 18, 1877; son of Herbert Bascom and Alice Jane Hart Tower; educated, public schools, Ashtabula, O., and Chattanooga, Tenn.; graduated from High School in latter city; received degree B. S., Chattanooga Normal University, and LL. B., Chattanooga Law School; business career, shop, drafting, engineering and sales experience …

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Biographical Sketch of Jacob Edward Tuckerman

Tuckerman, Jacob Edward; surgeon; born, Austinburg, O., Aug. 23, 1876; son of Louis Bryant and Mary Ellen Hopkins Tuckerman; educated, South New Lyme Institute, South New Lyme, O., 1888-1890; Cleveland Central High School, 1893; Adelbert College, Western Reserve University, A. B.; Cleveland College Physicians and Surgeons, M. D.; commissioner first Charter Commission of City of …

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Biographical Sketch of Herman J. Nord

Nord, Herman J.; attorney-at-law; born, Ashtabula, March 31, 1877; son of Otto and Mary Nord; educated, Adelbert College, and Western Reserve Law School; married, Providence, Nov. 20, 1908, Elizabeth B. Custy; member Cleveland and Ohio State Bar Associations; member Phi Gamma Delta College Fraternity, Adelbert Chapter; member Chamber of Commerce, and Athletic Club.

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