MICHAEL McNAMARA. – This prominent resident of Skagit county was born in Woodstock, Canada, in 1848. His early years, however, were spent in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and at Chicago, where he completed his growth and education at Chatham, Canada. In 1865 he came overland to California, and the next year reached Puget Sound, finding employment ten years in the logging camps. In 1876 he was able to set up a business of his own, keeping a hotel at Stanwood, and three years later building his present commodious hotel, the Ruby House, which is first class in every respect. His own residence
Location: Milwaukee County WI
William H. Kozel. One of the most prominent business men of Washington County is William H. Kozel, whose interests are concerned with many of the important industries of the little town of Morrowville. Mr. Kezel is a clear-headed business man and had won his success through his own unaided efforts. He had gained a most enviable position in the business world and for a number of years had been doubtless the chief factor in the upbuilding of his particular community. Mr. Kozel was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 23, 1865, but had spent most of his life in Kansas. He
R. G. Patterson, merchant and stock-dealer, was born in the North of Ireland, September 25, 1845. Came to America with his father in 1848, and located in Sauk County, Wis. Came to Jewell County, Kan., in 1871, and took a homestead two miles east of Omio, where he now lives. Engaged in general merchandising in Omio in 1878, and built his store building the same year. Deals in stock, and keeps 400 head of cattle, 325 head of sheep, 25 head of horses, and is the owner of 960 acres of land. Mr. Patterson is a self-made man, as he
Crane, Percie D.; pres. Meech Foundry Co.; born, Michigan, Jan. 9, 1874; son of A. T. and Clara Dunham Crane; educated in Saranac, Mich., schools; married, Milwaukee, 1897, Melia A. Parsons; issue, one son; president the P. D. Crane Co.; member Cleveland Whist Club, Acme Club.
Griebling, Erich L.; fire insurance; born, Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 9, 1877; son of Gustav W. and Elizabeth Damkoehler Griebling; married, Milwaukee, Wis., May 1, 1901, Lydia Dammam; two sons, Erich and Ralph, employed by Milwaukee Fire Insurance Co.; in 1898, as entry clerk; in June, 1903, appointed special agt. to travel in Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa and Minnesota; in April, 1905, appointed chief clerk at home office of Milwaukee Fire Ins. Co.; in September, 1911, appointed mngr. of Cleveland Branch of Milwaukee Mechanics Insurance Co.
Hailmann, William Nicholas; educator; born, Glaris, Switzerland, Oct. 20, 1836; son of William Alexander and Babette Hailmann; educated, Gymnasium, Zurich, and with tutor; studied in Medical College, Louisville, Ky., 1855-1856; (hon. A. M. University of Louisville, 1864; Ph. D., Ohio University, 1885); married Eudora Lucas, of Louisville, Dec. 24, 1857 (died 1904); 2d Helena Kuhn, of Detroit, Dec. 25, 1907; teacher of natural sciences, Louisville High Schools, 1856-1865; director German and English Academy, Louisville, 1865-1973; director German and English Academy, Milwaukee, 1873-1878; director German-American Seminary, Detroit, 1878-1883; supt. public schools, La Porte, Ind., 1883-1894; nat. supt. of Indian schools, 1894-8;
Horton, William Perry; dentist; born, Pittsfield, Vt., Oct. 23, 1832; son of Dennis and Nancy B. McClellan Horton; educated in Wallingford, Vt.; preparing for college at Castleton Seminary; taught district school for seven years; in October, 1844, came to Cleveland, and in 1845, entered Oberlin College; after a year’s literary course took dental course in study under Dr. George B. Minor and Dr. Ferris at Milwaukee, Wis.; married, Elyria, O., Oct. 28, 1851, Louisa Chase of Maine; issue, two sons, William P. Jr., and Milton Chase, both residents of Cleveland; married, second time, Oct. 21, 1897, Miss Margaret Stroup of
Vernon H. Branch of Wichita has had a successful career as a banker in Kansas covering a period of more than thirty-five years. In that time he has been officially identified with a number of important banks in different parts of the state, but is now concentrating all his efforts along the line of investment banking, and is one of the reliable investment bankers of Kansas. He came to Kansas when a youth. His birth occurred at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 3, 1863, but when he was two years of age his parents removed to Orwell, Vermont, his father’s childhood home.
Kraus, Emil F.; insurance; born, Milwaukee, Wis., April 22, 1877; son of Michael and Margaret Casper Kraus; educated, public and high schools, Milwaukee, Wis.; married, Milwaukee, Wis., June 29, 1904, Clara L. Steiner; in June, 1892, began as office boy for The Northwestern National Insurance Co., at Milwaukee, Wis.; transferred to Minneapolis, in July, 1907, as special agt. for Minnesota, North and South Dakota; appointed mgr. of Cleveland Branch, December, 1908; member Athletic Club.
Turner, J. K.; editor; born, Chicago, 1863; son of J. K. and Ellen Brady Turner; educated, common schools, three years; married, Milwaukee, Wis., 1896, May Grace Schiffman; issue, three children; pres. The Manufacturers’ Information Bureau Co.; editor The Mediator Magazine; owner The Mediator Printery; member Chamber of Commerce, Geauga County Farm Improvement Ass’n, Cleveland Humane Society; member the following: The Square Deal Club, The American Academy of Political and Social Science, The American Civic Association, American Geographical Ass’n, National Society for the Promotion of Industrial Education, National Educational Ass’n; member Colonial, Tippecanoe, and Automobile Clubs.