Location: Lake County OH

Biographical Sketch of I. B. Gurney

I. B. Gurney was born April 10, 1845, near Cleveland, Ohio. His father, Asa H. Gurney, was a native of Ohio, and his mother, Catherine Sortor Gurney, a native Allegany County, New York. When he was ten years of age his parents moved to Lake County, Ohio, where they were located on a farm, and where Mr. Gurney received his education, attending school during the winter for several years, and afterward entered college at Berea, Ohio. In August, 1863, he went to Venango County, Pennsylvania, where he became foreman in the office of the McClintock Oil Company, where he remained

Biography of M. J. Morlan

M.J. MORLAN. – This prominent citizen of The Dalles was born in Lake County, Ohio, in 1835. In 1846 he moved to La Salle County, Illinois. In that state his parents were successful in securing good land and in improving their farms; and this was the home of our subject until he attained his majority. With a somewhat limited education, but with abundance of muscle and determination, he began life for himself working as a hired hand on his father’s farm, and saving nearly all his earnings. His innate ambition and desire to reach the higher walks of life induced

Biography of Joseph W. Huston

The history of a state as well as that of a nation is chiefly a chronicle of the lives and deeds of those who have conferred honor and dignity upon society. The world judges the character of a community by those of its representative citizens, and yields its tributes of admiration and respect for the genius or learning or virtues of those whose works and actions constitute the record of a state’s prosperity and pride. Among the distinguished citizens of Idaho is Judge Joseph Waldo Huston, of Boise, who holds distinctive precedence as an eminent lawyer and jurist, as a

Biography of Trowbridge C. Egleston

Occupying a prominent position among the leading businessmen of Caldwell, Idaho, we find the subject of this biography, Trowbridge C. Egleston, wholesale and retail dealer in hardware, stoves, tinware, groceries, provisions, wagons and farm machinery. The business of which Mr. Egleston is the head was established in 1884 by Frank R. Coffin & Brother. In 1892 Mr. Egleston purchased the store and has since been at the head of its management, doing a prosperous business. He occupies a brick building, forty by one hundred and twenty-five feet in dimensions, with basement, and also has two large storehouses, in which his

Biography of Francis E. Ensign

Holding marked prestige among the prominent members of the Idaho bar is Francis Edward Ensign, who is now engaged in the practice of the legal profession in Hailey. There are few-men whose lives are crowned with the honor and respect which is uniformly accorded him; but through forty-five years” connection with the west his has been an unblemished career. With him success in life has been reached by sterling qualities of mind and a heart true to every manly principle. In his varied business interests his reputation has been unassailable and in offices of public trust he has displayed a

Biography of Selden B. Kingsbury

The profession of the law, when clothed with its true dignity and purity and strength, must rank first among the callings of men, for law rules the universe. The work of the legal profession is to formulate, to harmonize, to regulate, to adjust, to administer those rules and principles that underlie and permeate all government and society and control the varied relations of men. As thus viewed there attaches to the legal profession a nobleness that cannot but be reflected in the life of the true lawyer, who, rising to the responsibilities of his profession, and honest in the pursuit

Biographical Sketch of Joseph Bomgardner

Bomgardner, Joseph; mfr.; born, Wilmot, O., 1855; son of B. F. and Harriet Putnam Bomgardner; educated, grade school, Winfield, O., Commercial School, Painesville, O., Literary Course Mount Union College, Alliance, O.; married, Winfield, O., Oct. 24, 1878, Kizzie Olis; 4 children; no military record, and takes very little interest in politics; worked on his fathers’ farm until he was 21; salesman on the road for 30 years; in the meantime, in-vented a number of patent articles and is now engaged in the manufacture of a number of them; namely, elevators, invalid chairs, and beds, etc.; member advisory board, Colonial Savings

Biographical Sketch of Henry Apthorp

Apthorp, Henry; capitalist; born, Mayfield, Cuyahoga Co., O., Feb. 9, 1841; son of William and Chloe Howard Apthorp; educated, district school in Mayfield and later at academy in Mayfield and in Geauga Seminary; married, Willoughby, O., Dec. 8, 1859, Harriet E. Strong; one son, Warren; worked in a saw mill and hauled some of the lumber that went into the building of the Kennard House in Cleveland; until 22 years of age engaged in farming and lineman and foreman for the Western Union Telegraph Co. and the Lake Shore R. R.; 1876-1880, editor of The Democratic Standard of Ashtabula, O.;

Biographical Sketch of Warren Hervey Cowdery

Cowdery, Warren Hervey; mfgr.; born, Perry, O., May 21, 1853; son of Lyman Hervey and Sarah Holmes Cowdery; educated, High School, Painesville, O.; married, Geneva, O., Sept. 19, 1878, Hattie Kelley, two sons and two daughters; at 21 years of age, sec’y The Geneva Tool Co.; organized The Ashtabula Tool Co. in 1880; was sec’y and treas. of the company until 1902, then became 1st vice pres. of The American Fork & Hoe Co.; became pres. of the Company in 1908; pres. The National Handle Co.; trustee Hiram College; Ohio Christian Missionary Society; member Willowick Country Club.

Biographical Sketch of Albert Judson Cook

Cook, Albert Judson; physician; born, Madison, Lake County, O., Jan. 3, 1850; son of George Turney and Louise Genung Cook; education, common schools and Western University, M. D., 1871; Ad Eundem degree, later; married, Madison, O., Oct. 1, 1873, Grace Evelyn Bidwell; four children, one living; district physician; six years member Board of Health; four years capt. and asst. surgeon, 5th Regiment, O. N. G.; 40 years practiced medicine and surgery in Cleveland; 2nd vice pres., director and chairman of daily and executive committee of The Broadway Savings & Trust Co.; director and member of appraisal and daily and weekly