Location: Chautauqua County NY

Biography of Texas Angel

Since the town of Hailey was hardly more than a collection of tents Texas Angel has been numbered among its citizens and has successfully engaged in the practice of law, winning many notable lawsuits wherein he has demonstrated the possession of legal powers of high order. A native of the Empire state, he was born in Angelica, New York, October 19, 1839, and is a representative of one of the oldest families of New England. Hardly had the Mayflower deposited its precious cargo upon the shores of America, at Plymouth Rock, when the ancestors of our subject, people of Welsh

Biographical Sketch of Edward A. Drake

Drake, Edward A.; born, Jamestown, N. Y.; Dec. 13, 1871; son of William D. and Ora Maria Wheeler Drake; B. S., Case School of Applied Science; married, Cleveland, O., Nov. 21, 1898, Georgia A. Adams; two children; 1895, started as a traveling representative for Drake & Weis Co.; now general mgr. of The Drake & Weis Co.; sec’y the W. D. Drake Co.; pres. The Colonial Investment Co.; member Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity and Presbyterian Church.

Biography of William Peterson

William Peterson, during the last years of his life, lived retired with his wife in a comfortable home at Randolph in Riley County. He had a remarkable range of experience. A native of Sweden, he came to the United States a poor man. He had hardly become accustomed to American ways before he entered the army to fight for his adopted land. Three years of gallant and faithful service as a Union soldier are to his credit. Nearly fifty years ago he came out to the new State of Kansas. He was a homesteader and for years a successful farmer

Biographical Sketch of John Jay Wemple

Wemple, John Jay; merchant; born, Aug. 23, 1849; Ashville, N. Y.; son of Hiram S. and Sophia Kidder Wemple; educated, Jamestown Union School and Collegiate Institute; took state regents examination and taught school in Warren County, Pa., and in Kansas; railroad agent in Kansas and Nebraska about five years; mgr. Paine Lumber Co.’s interests in Nebraska, four years; treas. Ohio Sash & Door Co., 24 years; pres. Wholesale Merchants Board, Chamber of Commerce, one year; director Chamber of Commerce, one year; member Hastings Lodge, F. & A. M., Hastings, Neb.; Mt. Nebo Commandery, No. 11, K. T., Hastings, Neb.; McKinley

Biographical Sketch of Frank S. Taylor

Taylor, Frank S.; attorney; born in the country, near Alliance, O., Dec. 11, 1879; son of Hugh S. and Catherine Taylor; educated, Alliance High School, Mt. Union College, and took legal training at Ohio State University; married, Jamestown, N. Y., April 11, 1909, Mabel C. Todd; June 12, 1904, began the practice of law in Cleveland; member Masonic Lodge, and Knight of Pythias, and The Tippecanoe Club.

Biographical Sketch of Hoyt V. Shulters

Shulters, Hoyt V.; sec’y and treas. The East Ohio Gas Co.; born, Chautauqua, N. Y., Dec. 3, 1868; son of Edwin and Martha (Camp) Shulters; educated, public school and business college; married, August, 1890, Mary E. Courtright, of Painesville, O.; business career, office position with the Tiffin Natural Gas Co. for four years; went to Toledo for the Northwestern Ohio Natural Gas Co.; in 1895, became asst. sec’y and treas. until 1902; came to Cleveland, and was elected sec’y and treas. East Ohio Gas Co.; sec’y and treas. Green River Coal Co.; director Connecting Gas Co., and East Ohio Gas

Biography of Henry R. Ransom

The Pittsburg Sash & Door Company. One of the very considerable industries of the City of Pittsburg is The Pittsburg Sash & Door Company, which like many successful concerns had a very modest heginning but is now contributing a great deal of wealth to the city and is furnishing support to many families whose members find employment there. This business was originally started as a bay press by L. N. Mosteller, now a retired business man of Pittsburg. In October, 1902, Henry R. Ransom arrived in Pittsburg and bought what was then known as the Pittsburg Planing Mill, situated at

Biographical Sketch of W. P. Jacobs

Although death claimed W. P. Jacobs in 1906, a year after his arrival in Bartlesville, he had already gained a well established position in business circles here, his enterprise and integrity winning for him the respect and confidence of all with whom he was brought into contact. He was born in Hammond, Indiana, in 1866, and acquired his education in Danville College, after which he became connected with the lumber business at Toledo, Ohio. From there he went to Findlay, Ohio, where he was identified with the same line of activity, and he subsequently removed to Lima, that state, where

Biographical Sketch of Dewitt Clinton Moon

Moon, Dewitt Clinton; gen. mgr. L. S. & M. S. R. R.; born, New York State, July 24, 1856; son of Eben and Rhobe (Tower) Moon; common school education; married, Dunkirk, New York, Oct. 5, 1881, Helen E. Brownell; issue, two sons, Eben D. and Cary B.; began railroad work as a telegraph operator, and advanced to train dispatcher, train master, division supt., asst. gen. supt., gen. supt., asst. gen. mgr. and gen. mgr., always with the New York Central lines; director T. & O. C., Toledo Terminal, Cleveland Short Line, Lake Erie & Pittsburgh, Lake Erie & Eastern, Zanesville

Biographical Sketch of George C. Lang

Lang, George C.; furniture and undertaking business; born, Dunkirk, New York, Sept. 27, 1870; son of John A. and Theresa Fischer Lang; married Emma M. Stocker of Cleveland; lived on a farm until 21 years old; two years at the German-Wallace College; at 23, entered the coal and stone business, at Chicago Junction, Ohio; two years at Dunkirk, N. Y., in the ice and coal business; in 1897, went into the furniture and undertaking business in Cleveland, at Lorain Ave. and W. 95th St.; supt. of the German M. E. Sunday school; trustee of The German-Wallace College; member of the