Location: Wheeling West Virginia

Vandalia Colony

Lord Dunmore’s War

The war in 1774 with the Indians, known as “Dunmore’s War” had its origin from the murders committed upon Indians by the Virginians in the region of the upper Ohio.

Biography of Joseph H. Mercer

If Kansas should be called upon, through some unfortunate circumstance, to lose at this time the services of Hon. Joseph H. Mercer, state live stock commissioner, it would still owe him a debt of gratitude for the great work he has accomplished in the eradication of the evils attending the foot-and-mouth and other diseases injurious to animals in Kansas, in the bringing about of a better understanding between the farmer and the packer, in the arrangement of freight rates, and in the protection of the interests of the farmer, and particularly of the live stock man, in various ways and

Biography of Edwin R. Christman

Edwin R. Christman, secretary of the Silurian Oil Company of St. Louis, was born September 6, 1887, in Wheeling, West Virginia, a son of Edwin A. Christman, a native of Tennessee and a representative of one of the old Pennsylvania families of Dutch descent and also of early American Quaker ancestry living in Pennsylvania. Edwin Christman was united in marriage to Margaret Cahill, a native of Tennessee and of Irish lineage. They have become the parents of four children, two sons and two daughters. Edwin R. Christman, the second in order of birth, was educated in the public schools of

Biographical Sketch of Albert A. Cohn

Cohn, Albert A.; cloak mfr.; born, Wheeling, W. Va., Sept. 10, 1873; son of Herman and Kate Eiseman Cohn; common schools of Wheeling and Cleveland; married. Cleveland, Aug. 31, 1900, Alice May Newman; issue, Robert N., Margaret A., Janet E.; sec’y and treas. Cohn, Goodman Co.; director H. Cohn Clothing Co. and Cleveland and Sandusky Brewing Co.; member Excelsior and Oak-wood Clubs.

Biographical Sketch of Alexander Hadden

Hadden, Alexander; lawyer and jurist; born, Wheeling, W. Va., July 2, 1850; son of Alexander and Mary Welch Hadden; graduate of Oberlin College, A. B., class of ’73; married Frances Mary Hawthorne, July 17, 1883, Coshocton, O.; two children, Alice and John A.; assistant prosecuting attorney, 1882-1885; prosecuting attorney 1885-1901; probate judge since 1905; member of law firm of Goulder & Hadden, 1880-1882; Hadden & Parks, 1891-1902; Hadden, Parks & Griswold, 1902-1903; Wilcox, Collister, Hadden & Parks, 1903-1904; Collister, Hadden & Griswold, 1904-1905; professor of criminal law, Western Reserve University, since 1894; trustee, Cleveland Humane Society; member University Club, Chamber

Biography of William Henry Tester

William Henry Tester was born in Burgess Hill, a town nine miles north of Brighton, County of Sussex, England, on July 4, 1869. He received the common school education as given by the parochial schools under the care of the Church of England. Six years of his life were spent in Weston Super Mare, situated on the Bristol Channel in Somersetshire. As a boy of ten or twelve, reading of the wonderful things of America–her immense mountain ranges, her Great Lakes and wonderful Niagara Falls, and last but not least of that Great American Desert as shown on the maps

Biographical Sketch of Crispin Oglebay

Oglebay, Crispin; manufacturer; born, Wheeling, W. Va., in 1880; received early education in the public schools of Kansas City, Mo., then attended St. Paul’s School, in Concord, N. H., graduating with the class of 1896; graduated from Yale in 1900; returned to Kansas City; worked as clerk for Swift Packing Co. for one year; engaged in real estate business for one year; came to Cleveland in 1903, as sec’y for the Hoffman Hinge & Foundry Co.; in six month’s time was made pres. of the company; in 1906, The Ferro Machinery & Foundry Co. was incorporated, taking over the business

Biographical Sketch of William Edward Patterson

Patterson, William Edward; lawyer; born, Hunter, O., Feb. 5, 1873; educated, Mt. Union College, Alliance, O., Ph. B., 1893; West Virginia University, class of 1895, LL. B; married, Cleveland, Nov. 1, 1911, Bertha Marian Pierce; in 1895, admitted to the bar in. West Virginia; practiced at Wheeling, 1895-3897; came to Cleveland in 1897; since 1910, member of the firm of Patterson & Nieding; treas. Forest City Woolen Mills Co.; sec’y Cleveland Estates Co.; director Euclid Stone & Brick Co.; pres. American Investment Co. and Guaranty Electric Heater Co.; all Masonic degrees (Iris Lodge, Oriental Commandery, Al Koran Shrine, 32nd degree);