OTHO ECKERSLEY. – Among the successful and enterprising agriculturists of Union county there must not be failure to mention the esteemed pioneer whose name is at the head of this article, and who has demonstrated his substantial qualities in this county, gaining here a success that is both gratifying and commendable, while he has also exemplified the virtues of good citizenship and the qualities of a true and upright man. Many of our most thrifty and leading population came from the land with which we are most intimately connected, England, and there was born the subject of this sketch on
Location: Pittsburg Pennsylvania
The proprietor of the city meat market and the pioneer butcher of Boise, where he has been in business since 1864, is George Gumbert, who is a native of Pennsylvania, his birth having taken place in Pittsburg on June 11, 1835. Of German extraction, his ancestors were early settlers of Pennsylvania and his great grandfather, Gumbert, fought in the colonial army during the Revolutionary war. His paternal grandfather was a farmer in Westmoreland County. His father, George Gumbert, was born in Pittsburg, where he followed the meat business nearly all his life, having attained the advanced age of ninety years.
Arbuthnot, Charles Criswell; professor of Economics, W. R. U.; born, Pittsburg, Pa., May 30, 1876; son of James M. and Rebecca M. Criswell Arbuthnot; B. S., Geneva College, 1899; asst. in History, 1899-1900; Fellow in Political Economy, Univ. of Chicago, 1901-03; Ph. D., 1903; Instructor in Political Economy, Univ. of Nebraska, 1903-04; Adjunct Professor, 1904; Instructor in Economics, Adelbert College, and the College for Women, W. R. U., 1904-08; associate professor of Economics, 1906-08; professor of Economics, 1908-; member American Economic Ass’n, American Academy of Political and Social Science; Haymarket District Committee of Associated Charities; Board of Management of University
Duncan, William McKinley; lawyer; born, Pittsburg, Pa., May 19, 1873; son of Andrew J. and Sarah McKinley Duncan; educated, public schools Pittsburgh, Pa., and Rayen High School, Youngstown, O., and Cornell University, Ithaca., N. Y.; married, Youngstown, O., Oct. 18, 1899, Viola Deetrick; issue, three sons; admitted to bar, October, 1894; associated with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey ever since; became member of firm, January, 1911; representing Eastern Trunk Railroad in the engineer arbitration; receiver of the Wheeling & Lake Erie R. R. Co.; member Union, Athletic, Mayfield and Hermit Clubs.
Hannen, Aaron Kerr; life insurance; born, Pittsburg, Pa., 1854; son of Henry and Amanda Kerr Hannen; educated, Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.; married, Pittsburg, Pa., 1882, Annie Piper DeArent, Hollidaysburg, Pa.; issue, one son, Harry A. Hannen, of Los Angeles, Cal.; thirty years with Berkshire Life Insurance Co. of Pittsfield, Mass.; member all Masonic bodies of Western Pennsylvania, and Colonial Club.
Horner, James Richey; physician; born at Tarentum, Pa., June 7, 1861; son of Rev. Joseph and Caroline McCracken Horner; graduated, Pittsburg Central High School; M. D., Homeopathic Hospital College, Cleveland, 1883; M. D., New York Homeopathic Medical College, 1884; M. D., Western Reserve University, 1907; (hon. A. M., Allegheny College, Pa., 1885); resident surgeon Ward’s Island (N. Y.), Homeopathic Hospital, 1884; physician, 1885, and later staff obstetrician, Homeopathic Hospital, Pittsburg; general practice, Pittsburg and Allegheny, until 1896; abroad seven months, 1896; assistant to Hughlings Jackson, neurologist Queen’s Square Hospital, London; special study diseases of nervous system; asst. physician, staff of
Kilgore, Robert Murray; dist. sales mgr. Jones & Laughlin Steel Co.; born, Pittsburg, June 14, 1877; son of Jesse B. and Mary Barker Kilgore; educated, public schools and Penn State College (B. A.); married, Pittsburg, 1900, Bertha Wallace; issue, two sons and three daughters, James, Jesse, Robert, EIizabeth and Ruth; with Jones & Laughlin Steel Co. since January, 1898 (no other employer); appointed mgr. of sales Cleveland district, January, 1908; member Kappa Sigma, Union, and Mayfield Clubs, Chamber of Commerce; Royal Arch Mason.
Kennedy, Frederick Ingham; coal and vessel business; born, Erie, Pa., Nov. 10, 1866; son of Silas E. and Belle Ingham Kennedy; educated, public schools and Erie Academy; graduated, class of 1884; married, Erie, Pa., Sept. 10, 1889, Madeline Hammond; issue, one daughter, Dorothy, one son, Frederick I., Jr.; commenced work with Youghiogheny River Coal Co., Erie, Pa., controlled by the late Congressman W. L. Scott, June 2, 1884; clerk and afterwards treas. and director of the company; also treas. and director Spring Valley Coal Co., controlled by the same interests; these companies sold to Pittsburg Coal Co., when he went
Samuel Brownlee Fisher of Parsons, consulting engineer of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad Company, is one of the eminent railway engineers of America. He had had nearly fifty years of active experience and had been identified with the construction of various railway lines in the West and East. He comes of an old Scotch family of Covenanter stock. On the maternal side his ancestors were the Brownlees, who were Covenanters in Scotland and were exiled because of their religious belief and settled in Pennsylvania. Mr. Fisher’s great-great-grandfather in the maternal line, George Wilie, was a soldier in the Revolutionary
A Celebration of Life service was held for Ethel T. Crow at the Lostine Presbyterian Church on April 12, 2005. This followed a graveside service and interment at the Lostine Cemetery, under the direction of Bollman Funeral Home. Mrs. Crow died April 8, 2005, at Wallowa Memorial Hospital in Enterprise at the age of 87. Born in Pittsburgh, Penn., on Dec. 27, 1917, she was the daughter of George and Sara (Fleishner) Theobald and the youngest of seven children. She graduated from Carrick High School in 1933, attended a business school in Pennsylvania and worked in the offices of the