Gerald Francis Wilson. Among the contributing factors to progress and prosperity in Clay County are the newspapers, and in taking them into account the Leader, at Longford, should by no means be overlooked. It is a live, wide-awake, progressive journal becanse such are the characteristics of its able editor and manager, Gerald Francis Wilson, who had the advantage of being a practical printer and before assuming charge of the Leader had had editorial experience. Gerald Francis Wilson was born at Racine, Wisconsin, November 4, 1891. His parents were Fred Morgan and Miranda (Kennedy) Wilson, the latter of whom was born
Location: Detroit Michigan
Louis Van Dorp. More than thirty-five years a resident of Kansas, Louis Van Dorp, though he arrived in the state with only a few dollars available cash capital, had built up and maintained for years a large and important service as a sheet metal contractor. With his headquarters in Topeka, his contraets have called him and his class of workmen to all parts of the state. A native of Detroit, Michigan, where he was born November 22, 1857, Louis Van Dorp is one of the three children of August and Sophia (Kohn) Van Dorp, both of whom were natives of
LUDWICK OLDENBURG. – The distinguished orchardist, of whom we now have the privilege of speaking is one of the prominent men of Union county and by his commendable efforts, as well as by his excellent abilities and stanch moral worth, ahs merited the position that he holds, wherein he has demeaned himself with a discretion and wisdom that have commended him to his fellow men, while his most excellent achievements in the line in which he is industrially employed have placed his name among the largest and most capable fruit growers of the entire northwest. In the northern part of
James M. Stanley was born in Canandaigua, New York, January 17, 1814; died April 10, 1872. He moved to Michigan in 1835 and became a portrait painter in Detroit; two years later removed to Chicago. About this time he visited the “Indian Country” in the vicinity of Fort Snelling, and there made many sketches. Returned to the eastern cities, where he spent several years, but in 1842 again went west and began his wanderings over the prairies far beyond the Mississippi, reaching Texas and New Mexico. His Buffalo Hunt on the Southwestern Prairies was made in 1845. From 1851 to
Charles A. Karlan. Though comparatively a newcomer in Kansas, Mr. Karlan in a few years has made a record of practical accomplishment and a reputation for himself such as few who have spent their entire lives within the state’s borders have been able to attain. He is an artist in furniture. The making of high grade furniture has been a specialty of his for many years, and it was in 1905 that he came to Topeka and set up his establishment in that line. It is no disparagement to other similar concerns to state that his is the largest and
Allyne, Edmund E.; manufacturer; born, Cleveland, Dec. 25, 1874; son of Joseph and Anna Allyne; common school education; married, Cleveland May 14, 1902, Mildred Ford; issue, Mildred Vernon, born Aug. 23, 1903, Rollin Ford, born May 12, 1905, and Stanley Rodman, born Jan. 24, 1913; served five years Co. K, 5th Inft., O. N. G., 1893 to 1898; started in Jan., 1900, what has grown to be the largest aluminum foundry business in the world with plants in six states. He was the pioneer in the manufacture of aluminum castings, making commercially first casting in 1908. This metal did not
Becker, Henry A.; surgeon; born, Chicago, Ill., March 3, 1870; son of August Becker; educated, West High School; Adelbert, 1891; W. R. U., medicine, 1894; University of Vienna and Berlin, 1896-97; same universities 6 months, 1912; married, Detroit, Mich., Sept. 18, 1901, Miss Laura E. Ferguson; one son, William Nevison Becker, age 9; visiting surgeon in chief to German Hospital; associate in surgery at Lakeside Hospital; assistant professor of surgery in medical dept. of Western Reserve University; fellow of American College of Surgery, State and American Medical Ass’n; member Sigma Nu Sigma Medical Fraternity; member University, Clifton, Keswick Golf and
Doherty, Joseph G.; secretary Cleveland Milling Co.; born, Detroit, Mich.; educated Detroit public schools; married, Dec. 2, 1901; two children; secretary and general mngr. Cleveland Milling Co.; member Masonic order. Golf preferred recreation.
Finch, Edward Brush; dealer in motor cars; born, Holly, Mich., Oct. 17, 1873; son of Nathaniel A. and Mary Hadley Finch; educated University of Michigan; married, Detroit, Mich., January, 1900, May Pruegs; issue, Edward B., Jr., William Roberts; member Michigan Naval Reserves and Michigan State Militia; 1900-1906, sec’y and treas. Pungs-Finch Auto & Gas Engine Co.; 1906-1908, asst. to factory mngr. and head of Technical Dept., Packard Motor Car Co., Detroit, Mich.; 1908-1910, head of Inspection and Service Divisions with The Chalmers Motor Car Co., Detroit, Mich.; July, 1910, established business dealing in Chalmer Motor Cars in Cleveland; pres. American
Hale, Edwin Victor; banker; born, Cleveland, Aug. 1, 1869; son of Edwin B. and Susan C. Hoyt Hale; educated, Yale University, A. B.: married, Detroit. Mich., July 19, 1899, Florence Clark; children, E. V. Hale, Jr., Florence and Constance; teller Western Reserve National Bank, 1892-1898; asst. see’y and treas. American Trust Co., 1898-1899; treas. The Citizens Savings & Trust Co., 1899-1903; vice pres. The Citizens Savings & Trust Co., 1913; director The First National Bank; member the Union, Tavern, Roadside Country, and Willowick Clubs.