Adolph Carl Stich, who died at his home in Independence October 8, 1915, was identified with Independence more than forty years, and for many years was one of the foremost citizens of Kansas. Only one estimate could be placed on his career–it was constructive, efficient, positive, and redounded not so much to his own advantage as to the community in which he lived. He was a true type of the business and city builder. No other individual contributed so much to the material and civic advancement of Independence. The record of his life is one that can he read to
Location: Hillsdale Michigan
Alonzo F. Dove, postmaster at Hamilton, is a native of Greenwood County and son of a pioneer family there. For many years he followed the work of educator in his native county and since retiring from the school room had been engaged in telephone work and had handled loans and insurance at Hamilton, where his last teaching work was done, and during the present administration was appointed to the office of postmaster. Mr. Dove’s English ancestors emigrated to Virginia in the colonial period of our history. In Rockingham County of that state was born Henry Dove on February 7, 1765.
J. Newton Rogers, M. D. While too much credit can never be given the pioneers as a class, the work of the physician in a new and frontier country is deserving of special consideration. Not even the minister of the Gospel did so much to relieve affliction and distress as the hard working, patient and skillful doctor who rode his rounds, often for many miles between calls, and disregarded weather and every hardship in order to be of service to those who needed him. Of pioneer, physicians there was perhaps no finer type than the late J. Newton Bogers, who
Ambler, Judge William E.; real estate; born, Medina, O., 1845; son of Chester C. and Margaret Eglin Ambler; educated, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich.; A. M., Albion College, Albion, Mich.; B. S., Adrian College, Adrian, Mich.; A. M., Albany Law School, Albany, N. Y., LL. B.; married, Lyons, Mich., Dee. 25, 1871, Flora E. Lewis; issue, four children, Jay C., Angell A., William and Marguerite Faye; Judge of the Probate Court of Oceana Co., Mich.; state senator eight years, from Mich.; Pres. Pro. Tem. of the Senate; member of judiciary committee; chairman of committee of appiopdis and finances; have practiced law
Avery, Elroy McKendree; author; born at Erie, Monroe Co., Mich., July 14, 1844; son of Casper Hugh and Dorothy (Putnam) Avery; Ph. B., U. of Mich., 1871, Ph. M., 1874; Ph. D., Hillsdale Coll., 1881 (1894; D. C. L., 1911); served in Civil War: mustered out as sergt. maj., 11th Mich. Cav.; married, Catherine Hitchcock Tilden (q. v.), July 2, 1870; Prin. High School, Battle Creek, Mich., 1869; high and normal schools, Cleveland, O., 1871-9; member’ Cleveland City Council, 1871-2; Ohio Senate, 1893-7; Fellow A. A. A. S.; member many history and economic societies. Author: Elementary Physics, 1876; Elements of
Carrel, Moses Gray; dist. passenger agt. B. & O. R. R.; born, Fulton County, O., June 4, 1854; son of William P. and Elizabeth Waite Carrel; educated at High School and College, Hillsdale, Mich.; married, Reading, Mich., June 8, 1875, Jennie E. Bradley; two daughters and one son; telegraph operator, freight and ticket agt. L. S. & M. S. R. R., 1870 to 1880; ticket agt. Union Depot, Cleveland, 1880 to 1891; sec’y and treas. Merchant’s Bank & Storage Co., Cleveland, 1891 to 1893; mgr. and editor railroad magazine, “The Station Agent,” and financial editor the Cleveland Press, 1893-1894; general
Groot, George Anderson; attorney-at-law; born in Washington County, N. Y., Aug. 3, 1843; son of John Aaron and Eliza Jane (Heath) Groot; educated in district and common schools, attended Oberlin one term in 1860; attended school in Camden and Amherst in Lorain County, in 1864; received captain’s commission from the College again in 1865-1867; then at Hillsdale, Mich., graduating in June, 1870, degree of M. S.; married, Huron, O., Dec. 12, 1872, Maora Agnes Sage; enlisted in the Union Army in the War of the Rebellion, in Co. H, 8th O. V. L, April 20, 1861, discharged August, 1861; re-enlisted