Location: Portage County OH

Biography of Reverend Samuel Goddard

Mr. Samuel Goddard was born at Sutton, Massachusetts, July 6, 1772. We have no information concerning his early life. His opportunities for education are said to have been scanty. After coming to manhood he was for several years in trade with a brother in Royalston, Mass. Here he married his first wife (Abigail Goddard of Athol, a town adjoining Royalston), and here his older children were born.

Biographical Sketch of George N. Noah

George N. Noah was born in Portage County, Ohio, October 25, 1826. His father was a native of Pennsylvania, and his mother of New York. His parents came to Daviess County in 1836, and located on a farm in Sheridan Township, where George remained until he was twenty years of age. In 1861 he was enrolled in the home guards and served daring the war. Since that time he has been a resident of Daviess County. Mr. Noah was married, January 16, 1848, to Miss Marilla Bacon, a native of Portage County, Ohio, and daughter of Lawton Bacon, formerly of Connecticut.

Biographical Sketch of Irwin Bacon

Irwin Bacon is a native of Portage County, Ohio, and was born January 19, 1843. His father was a native of Connecticut, and his mother, of Ohio. His parents came to Daviess County in 1848, when he was five years of age, and settled on a farm, where he remained until 1861, when he enlisted in Company G, Thirty-third Regiment Enrolled Missouri State Militia, and was on duty at intervals during the war and participated in several noted engagements. At the close of the war he returned to his home and engaged in farming until 1870, and has been a

Biography of Col. Horack L. Moore

Col. Horack L. Moore, of Lawrence, had seen valiant service as a soldier of the Civil war and in after campaigns against the hostile Indians of the West. He had also been a successful business man and banker, had served a term in Congress and is still a local leader in substantial and beneficial enterprises. He is a native of Ohio, born at Mantua, February 25, 1837, and received his higher edueation at the Western Reserve Electric Institute, at Hiram, Ohio. In 1858 he moved to Kansas with his brother Francis, who died a mouth after their arrival in Atchison

Biographical Sketch of George Taylor Bishop

Bishop, George Taylor; owner of electric railways; born, Ravenna, O., Oct. 11, 1864; son of Clark B. and Arvilla A. Taylor Bishop; public school education; married, Brownsville, Pa., Nov. 26, 1891, Anna L. Swearer; pres. and director Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis R. R. Co.; director Cleveland Trust Co.; director National Bank of Baltimore, Baltimore, Md.; director Munsey Trust Co., Washington, D. C.; member Union, Country, Mayfield, Cleveland Automobile Clubs; Cleveland, Maryland and Baltimore Country Clubs; Baltimore, Columbia Country Club, Washington, D. C., Ohio Society of New York.

Biographical Sketch of Morris A. Bradley

Bradley, Morris A.; real estate; born, Cleveland, Aug. 15, 1859; son of Alva Bradley; educated, public schools and Hiram College; married, Cleveland, May 10, 1883, Anna Leiminger; issue, five children; with his father, Alva Bradley, until 1885; at his death, took charge of the estate; pres., treas. and mgr. The Bradley Transportation Co.; pres. Cleveland & Buffalo Transit Co.; vice. pres. United States Coal Co.; director Peoples Gas, Light and Coke Co., and interested in a number of other corporations; member Union, Euclid, and Roadside Clubs; Republican.

Biographical Sketch of William Howard Brett

Brett, William Howard; librarian, Cleveland Public Library; born, Braceville, O., in 1846; son of Morgan Lewis and Jane Brokaw Brett; educated, public schools, Warren, O., studied Western Reserve College, Hudson, O., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.; graduated from Hiram College, Hiram, O., degree A. M.; married, Cleveland, 1879, Alice L. Allen; issue, 6 children, 1 deceased; appointed to his present position in 1884; devoted to the cause of public libraries, and a student with a broad general knowledge; instrumental in forming the Ohio Library Ass’n, pres., 1895 and 1896; in 1897, pres. of the American Library Ass’n; chairman, in

Biographical Sketch of Albert Mark Allen

Allen, Albert Mark; consulting engineer; born, Akron, O., Aug. 26, 1877; son of Minor J. and Frances DeWolf Allen; educated, Hiram College; Steven’s Institute of Technology, M. E. Degree; married, Union Hill, N. J., April 6, 1900, Christine M. Pellinger; issue, two children; member firm Albert M. Allen & Co.; director Banker’s Guarantee Title & Trust Co., member American Institute of Electrical Engineers, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers; member Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, Chamber of Commerce, University and Athletic Clubs.

Biographical Sketch of Charles E. Alden

Alden, Charles E.; attorney-at-law; born, Middlefield, O., Dec. 18, 1875; son of Edward H. and Hercy Dunham Alden; educated, Hiram College; degree of A. B. 1901; legal education at the Cleveland Law School and W. R. U., finishing in 1905; admitted to the Bar that year; married, Brunswick, O., Dec. 25, 1902, Ina May Gibbs; issue, Marcella Eugenia Alden age 5, and John Butler Alden age 3 years and 9 months; in Jan. 1906, formed partnership with E. J. Hopple, firm of Alden & Hopple; in 1909 firm changed to J. M. Cullough, firm of Alden & Hopple; in 1909

Biographical Sketch of George R. Canfield

Canfield, George R.; oil business; born, Mantua, O., Dec. 1, 1857; son of George W. and Jannette L. Merryfield Canfield; education, country and Cleveland public schools; married, Cleveland, Nov. 11, 1879, Ella M. Summonds; issue, Charles H. Grace Brewster, Gilbert B.; first wife died 1884; married, Oct. 19, 1887, Mrs. Lucy E. Long (nee Quayle); 1877, began work as clerk for The Republic Refining Co.; became supt. of plant, which was later absorbed by The Standard Oil Co.; remained with firm as supt. until 1887; organized The Canfield Oil Co.; pres. The Canfield Oil Co. and The Canfield Realty Co.;