Joseph A. Wickham was born in Monroe, Michigan, November 14, 1844. When he arrived at the age of ten years his father died, and he left his native place and went to Brunswick, Chariton county, Missouri, to live with an uncle. There he lived for five years and attended the common schools of that place. In 1861 he served in the Missouri State Guards under General John B. Clark, and in 1862 went to Norwalk, Huron county, Ohio, to finish the jeweler’s trade under James A. Wilkinson, with whom he worked a year before leaving Brunswick. In 1863 he enlisted
Location: Huron County OH
James W. Jenney, M. D. Among many other titles of distinction Dr. James W. Jenny, whose name is professionally known in almost every state in the Union, enjoys that of pioneer physician at Salina, Kansas, which city had been his permanent home for forty-six years. He came here a young man, in the first flush of professional success, earnest and ambitious, and the passage of time had in no way lessened his devotion to medical science. James W. Jenney comes of solid old Quaker stock. He was born in a log cabin on his father’s farm in Huron County, Ohio,
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
John Porter. This is the name of one of the old pioneers of Kansas territory. It was fifty-seven years ago when he established his first home within the limits of the presant Shawnee County and there began working out his own destiny and to some extent the destiny of Kansas as a free state and the welfare of his children. It is a name that will always be spoken with respect, and those who bear it in the future will have reason to congratulate themselves in the splendid character of their pioncor Kansas ancostor, John Portor. He was a native
WILLIAM ROTH. – Many of the most esteemed and thrifty citizens of our land have come from Germany, whence also came the subject of this sketch, and as is customary with that worthy race of people, Mr. Roth has ever displayed a talent for business and a vigor in prosecuting the same that have placed him among the heaviest property owners of the county, and as a leader in his line of industry, that of designer and builder, while also he has handled successfully a number of ventures in real estate and in the stock business that have resulted in
Walter Ashton Smith. Among the able and successful business men of Topeka, Walter Ashton Smith occupies a foremost place, for years being financially and officially connected with large enterprises in Shawnee and Decatur counties. As the vice president and treasurer of the Farm Mortgage Company, Mr. Smith is interested and influential in one of the largest corporations of its kind in the state. Walter Ashton Smith was born at Monroeville, Huron County, Ohio, February 16, 1864, and is a son of Welding E. and Charlotte (Ashton) Smith. Welding E. Smith was born at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in which city he attended
Baker, Elbert H.; pres. and gen. mgr. Cleveland Plain Dealer; born, Norwalk, O., July 25, 1854; son of Henry and Clara Maria (Hall) ‘Baker; educated, public schools; married Ida. A. Smith, of Cleveland, June 1, 1876; began newspaper work on Cleveland Herald, 1877; advertising mgr., Cleveland Leader, 1882-97; gen. mgr. Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1898; pres., 1914; pres. City Investment Co.; Commercial Bldg. Co.; pres. Euclid Ave. Congregational Church; trustee Cleveland Y. M. C. A.; member Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, and active in municipal and civic affairs. Clubs: Colonial, Athletic, Chagrin Valley Hunt.
Burrows, George Humphrey; lawyer; born, Wakeman, O., May 18, 1863; son of Asa W. and Nancy Ann Humphrey Burrows; educated in Cleveland public schools and Riverside Seminary, Wellsville, N. Y.; married, Cleveland, April 5, 1885, Ida Bell Folliett; issue, Ethel Ida, G. Howard; sec’y Cleveland Coal Exchange, 1885-1886; sec’y Merchant’s and Manufacturer’s Exchange, 1887-1897; practiced law from 1893; sec’y and gen’l mgr. Cleveland Farm Development Co.; sec’y and director Chagrin River Land & Investment Co.; pres. and director the Geo. H. Burrows Development Co.; member firm of Burrows, Kraus & McMasters.
Enwright, Roger C.; broker; born, Bellevue, O., and educated in the public schools, formerly connected with the McIntosh-Huntington Co., wholesale hardware as treas. and credit man; after several years spent in New York City and Reading, Pa., as manufacturer’s agents, returned to Cleveland, in 1900, and engaged in the brokerage business with Borton & Borton; member Cleveland Stock Exchange and member Board of Governors; Chamber of Commerce, Euclid, Century, and Hermit Clubs; Republican.
Edmondson, George Mountain; photographer; born, Norwalk, O., Aug. 23, 1866; son of George W. Edmondson; educated, public schools of Norwalk, O.; at the age of 14, took up the study of photography; worked in his father’s gallery till 1887; came to Cleveland, at the request of James F. Ryder, to become asst. operator for him; learned the knowledge of enlarging on the then new bromide paper, and won several prizes for work done; after six years, went to the Decker & Wilbur Studio, and in six years succeeded to the business, and soon established a studio on Euclid Ave.; specialties,