Biographical Sketch of Hon. Willis Vickery

Last Updated on March 2, 2012 by Dennis

Vickery, Willis Hon.; lawyer; born, Bellevue, O., Nov. 26, 1857; son of William and Sarah Perkins Vickery; no schooling until the age of 19, excepting three months in the winter; then entered the Clyde, O., High School, graduating in 1880, valedictorian of class; studied law in the office of Everett & Fowler, at Fremont, O.; continued law studies combined with teaching in the schools of Clyde and Castalia, O., in 1882, entered the law dept. of Boston University; graduated in 1884; admitted to the Ohio bar in 1885; married three times; three children by first wife, who was Anna L. Snyder; second marriage to Eleanor R. Grant, of Boston, Mass., and third marriage to Mrs. Rosalie Griggs Mayberry, of Cleveland; in 1885, opened law office in Bellevue, firm Vickery Bros.; came to Cleveland in 1896; practiced alone, and was associated with Hon. Chas. S. Bentley, firm of Bentley & Vickery, before elected Judge of the Court of Common Pleas; member of firm of Vickery, Fleharty & Corlett; assumed duties of Judge in January, 1909; in 1897, one of the organizers of the Baldwin University Law School; was sec’y and managing officer; same position when school consolidated with the Cleveland Law School; prominent in the lake front litigation settlement and by decision the city is likely to recover land on the lake front worth thirty million dollars; republican; not a partisan, and believe in the elimination of politics from the courts; known over the United States as a student of Shakespeare; former pres. the New York Shakespeare Society; member the Bibliophile Society, of Boston, Mass.; Carteret Club, Newark, N. J.; author of note, and enthusiastic collector of rare books; the owner of fine library, containing many rare volumes; member Chamber of Commerce; pres. of the Rowfant Club, and member the Tippecanoe Club; Mason and Knights of Pythias.


Surnames:
Vickery,

Topics:
Biography,

Collection:
The Book of Clevelanders: A Biographical Dictionary of Living Men of the City of Cleveland. Burrows Book Company. 1914.

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