If Kansas should be called upon, through some unfortunate circumstance, to lose at this time the services of Hon. Joseph H. Mercer, state live stock commissioner, it would still owe him a debt of gratitude for the great work he has accomplished in the eradication of the evils attending the foot-and-mouth and other diseases injurious to animals in Kansas, in the bringing about of a better understanding between the farmer and the packer, in the arrangement of freight rates, and in the protection of the interests of the farmer, and particularly of the live stock man, in various ways and
Location: Delaware Ohio
For over forty years George S. Murphey had been a banker. Nearly thirty of those years have been spent in Kansas, and as president of the First National Bank of Manhattan he is at the head of one of the strong and stable financial institutions of the state. Most of his life had been spent in the West and he was in the Middle West at a time when it was really the Far West. His birth occurred in Delaware, Ohio, September 24, 1846. His father James Murphey was born in Penusylvania and his mother Rhoda Carpenter was born in
Dr. Charles Hugh Neilson, an internist with offices in the Humboldt building in St. Louis, and widely known in educational circles, being now head professor in charge of the department of medicine in the St. Louis University, was born in Sunbury, Ohio, July 19, 1872. His father, A. W. Neilson, was also a native of the Buckeye state and belonged to one of the old families of Ohio of Scotch lineage, the first representative of the name coming to the new world during the colonial epoch in American history. One of the early ancestors in the paternal line served in
Among the prominent lawyers of Boise is Judge James Heber Richards, who has practiced at the bar of this state for nine years, winning an enviable reputation by his erudition, his ability to give to each point of a case its due prominence, his force in argument and his mastery of the intricate problems of jurisprudence. In a witty after-dinner speech Chauncey M. Depew once said, “Some men achieve greatness, some men are born great, and some men are born in Ohio.” The first and last clauses are both applicable to Judge Richards, who is a native of the Buckeye
Dr. John Ouincy Moxley, the pioneer druggist of Lewiston, and a successful practicing physician, was born in Scioto County, Ohio, April 15, 1846, and is of English lineage, the original American ancestors having been early settlers of New England. His father, Thomas S. Moxley, was born in Vermont, and when a young man removed to Ohio, where he engaged in the practice of medicine for fifty years. He married Miss Susan McConnell, of Portsmouth, Ohio, and to them were born six children, three of whom are now living. The father died in the seventy-fourth year of his age, and the
When we think of the wonderful development of our country in the last half century we find that it is largely due to two agencies, railroad construction and civil engineering, and of both of these industries Joseph C. Straughan is a representative. The era of progress and development in the various sections of this great republic west of the Atlantic coast has been almost invariably ushered in by railroad construction, and the vast network of glistening rails that trace their parallel course over mountain and plain and through the fertile valleys, represent more than mere corporate enterprise and accomplishment, since
Arthur, Alfred; music teacher; born, Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 8, 1844, son of Hamilton and Margaret Hanna Arthur; educated, Boston School of Music, married, Delaware, O., Dec. 12, 1871, Kate S. Burnham; two sons, Alfred Franklin and Edwin Denison; served from 1861 to July, 1865, in the 23rd Regiment, O. V. V. I., during the Civil War; at an early age studied flute and piano; studied voice with B. F. Baker, form and composition with Julius Eichberg and August Luch, also studied with Henry Brown and Mathew Arbbuck, noted soloists; was tenor in the Church of the Advent in Boston; moved
Foster, Edwin James; attorney-at-law; born, Strongsville, O., 1847; son of Nathan and Betsy Hulet Foster; educated, Ohio Wesleyan University one year; graduated at Baldwin University in 1873, A. B. & A. M.; graduated from the Boston University Law School in its second class; married, Cleveland, 1280, Julia E. Stroud; two children, Athene S. and Merlyn S. Foster; was assignee of The Cleveland Paper Co., carried on the business and effected a settlement of over $300,000; settled the claim of Engineer Folsom, who went down on his engine at the time of the Ashtabula disaster; this settlement was attempted at the
Davis, Albert Richard; automobiles; born, Delaware, O., Dec. 20, 1877; son of A. R. and Jennie Christy Davis; public and high school education; married, Cleveland, Sept. 20, 1900, Hortense Tello; two children; manager Studebaker Auto Co., until July, 1911, when he formed the A. R. Davis Motor Co., taking over Studebaker interests locally; pres. A. R. Davis Motor Co., member Chamber of Commerce, Union, Cleveland Athletic, Hermit, Rotary, Cleveland Automobile and Euclid Clubs.
Eichelberger, George Hamilton; lawyer; born, Urbana, O., Jan. 24, 1877; son of George M. and Emma Ring Eichelberger; educated, Ohio Weslyan University; married, New York City, Aug. 11, 18908; Frances Staunton Dodge; one daughter; United States Marshal at Shanghai, China, 1897-1900; since coming to Cleveland, connected with 5th Ohio Infantry as battalion adjt.; practiced law in Cleveland since 1901, (Reed & Eichelberger); Mason; member Union, Athletic, and Euclid Clubs. Recreation: Golf.