ADAIR, JOHN A.M.
Congressman, banker; born on a farm in Jay County, Ind., Dec 22, 1863;
Dec 22, 1863; son of James G. and Sarah (Hudeon) Adair; graduated from
Portland, (Ind.) High School; married Oct 21, 1891, Grace R. Johnson;
one son. Admitted to the bar in 1895, and practised[sic] law until
1904 when was elected president of the First National Bank of
Portland, Ind., which position still holds. Elected city clerk of
Portlnad, 1888-1890; clerk of Jay County, Ind., 1891-1895; elected to
the General Assembly of Indiana in 1902 and was made chairman of
Democratic Caucus in session of 1903; elected in 1906 to 60th
Congress, and reelected to 61st and 62nd Congresses. Democrat;
Methodist. Address: Portland.
ANDERSON, ROBERT S.
Banker, physician and surgeon; born Princeton, Ind., July 24, 1861;
son of William and Louisa (Garrett) Anderson; educated in Princeton
High School, and Medical Department Univ. of Louisville, Ky., M.D.;
later attended Chicago Post Graduate; married, Blue Mound, Ill., Nov
2, 1888, Lizzie B. McCov; one son, Oscar Anderson. Surgeon Southern
Railway and Evansville and Terre Haute Railway. Director American
National Bank, director Intermediate Life Insurance Co. Republican;
Methodist. President Board of Trustees of public schools; trustee
Masonic Bodies. Club: Commercial (treasurer) Residence: 414 West
Broadway. Office: 115 South Main Street, Princeton.
ARMSTRONG, FRANCIS DOW
Farmer, banker; born Decatur County, Ind., March 15, 1847; son of
Robert and Rebecka Jane (Hamilton) Armstrong; married in Decatur
County, Ind., Feb 10, 1887, Mattie E. Morgan; two children; Howard W.,
Shirley. President and director The First National Bank of Westport,
Ind.; director Decatur County Independent Telephone Co. Democrat;
Baptist, Mason. Address: Letts.
Broker, dealer in securities; born St. Clairsville, Ohio, Jan 5, 1865;
son of Clifford and M. Josephine (Templeton) Arrick; attended public
schools of Washington, D.C. and The Gunnery, Washington, Conn.,
married, Washington, D.C., Feb 22, 1893, Florence Gertrude Miller;
children; Lucy, Clifford III. Director Fletcher Realty Co., and
engaged in private brokerage business. Served in U.S. Geological
Survey, 1883-1892, from rodman to topographer; private secretary to
U.S. Attorney General W.H.H. Miller,1892-1893; major and paymaster of
U.S. Vols. Spanish-American War, Republican. Knight Of Pythias. Clubs:
University, Columbia, Marion, Dramatic. Residence: 1516 N. Delaware
St. Office: 127 Talbott Building, Indianapolis.
AYERS, EDWIN B.
Banker, born Huntington, Ind., Aug 28, 1845; son of Porter and
Katherine (Kenewer) Ayers; educated in common schools; married
Huntington, Ind., Apr 23, 1868, Emma Belle Leonard; children, two
daughters, one son. President Huntington County Bank. Served as
private 47th Indiana Regiment, during Civil War. Republican. Address:
BADER, GALLUS J.
Banker, born La Porte, Ind., Nov 2, 1864; son of Gallus and Magdalene
(Mantel) Bader; educated Parochial School, La Porte, Ind., married
Michigan City, Ind., Nov 30, 1893, Elizabeth Wagner; one son, born
1898. Was engaged as a dry goods clerk two years; worked in machine
shop of Crane Elevator Co., Chicago, Ill. three years; five years in
dry goods business, La Porte, Ind.; ten years in bakery and
restaurant, Whiting, Ind., with Smith & Bader, during which time
organized Whiting Electric Light Co.; sold out electrical business and
bakery interests seven years later; went into real estate business
with former partner; organized First National Bank of Whiting, holding
office of president until 1906, now director of same; bought Indiana
Harbor State Bank and First National Bank of East Chicago, Ind. (now
president of both); organized First State Bank, Tolleston, Ind., now
president; president Tolleston Lumber and Coal Co.; vice-president and
director Smith, Bader, Davidson Co., Petroleum Co.; director Whiting
Lumber & Coal Co., Washington Park Land Co., Citizens Trust and
Savings Bank, Indiana Harbor, Ind. Republican, Catholic. Knight of
Columbus. Address: Indiana Harbor.
BALDRIDGE, WILLIAM S.
Merchant, banker; born in Ohio, March 3, 1858; son of Jeptha D. and
Sarah J. (Price) Baldridge; educated common school, Indiana; married,
Sullivan County, Ind., Clara A Patton; two children; one daughter and
one son. President Citizens State Bank. Independent in politics;
Presbyterian. Address: Farmersburg.
BALDWIN, DANIEL PRATT
Capitalist; born Lenox, N.Y., March 23, 1837; son of Daniel Pratt;
graduated from Colgate Univ., A.B. 1856, A.M. 1859; L.L.B Columbia
Univ, 1860; L.L.D Colgate Univ, 1872, Wabash 1872, and Litt D. 1903;
L.L.D. from Hamilton Univ, 1901 and L.H.D from Syracuse College 1907.
Lectured on literature, Wabash College, 1903. Judge of the Circuit
Court of Indiana, 1870-1872; attorney general of Indiana, 1880-1882.
Republican. Endowed Baldwin entrance prize, Hamilton College; Baldwin
Creek prize, Colgate Univ; Baldwin prize in oratory Wabash College,
and Cazenovia College; Trustee Wabash and Colgate Universities.
1900-1904. Member Hamilton College Alumni, Chicago (president 1900).
Author of "A Lawyer's Readings in the Evidences of Christianity." "How
States Grow," "Manners, Personality," "The Wastes of Life," "Christ's
Credentials," "Orator and Oratory." Address: Logansport.
BARNES, ALBERT ASRO
Manufacturer and banker; born Stockbridge, Vt., Feb 14, 1839; son of
Joseph and Eliza (Simpson) Barnes; educated common schools; married
Rockford, Ill., April 2, 1861, Abby Clayton; two daughters (now
deceased). Occupied various positions before the age of 20, when
engaged in photography business; 1869, commission, business; 1881
bought out Udell Works, of which is now president; chairman building
committee of the first Young Men's Christian Ass'n, 1886; rebulit the
Udell Works, 1893; was on committee for the building of Clayport
Hotel, 1891; established 1901 and now vice-president Columbia National
Bank; built Ben Hur Railroad to Crawfordsville, Ind. President
Indianapolis & Crawfordsville Traction Co.; director Union Trust
Co., Indiana Hotel Co., Republican; Baptist. Trustee Franklin College
(college and library were rebuilt in 1903); trustee Baptist Church,
Young Mens' Christian Ass'n, and Young Women's Christian Ass'n.
Crawford Baptist Orphan Home, Benevolent Society, Crown Hill Cemetery.
Clubs: Columbia Commercial. Residence: 1740 North Meridan St. Office:
186 Barnes Av., Indianapolis.
BARNHART, HENRY A.
Congressman, publisher; born Twelve Mile, Ind., Sep 11, 1858; son of
Jacob and Mary (Fisher) Barnhart; educated in common schools, Amboy
Academy, Wabash Training School; married Twelve Mile, Ind., Feb 17,
1881, Loretta Ann Leffel; children: Dean L., Hugh A. In early life
engaged in farming, and taught school; now owner of Rochester
Sentinel; president and director Rochester Telephone Co.; stockholder
and director Indiana Bank & Trust Co., and Rochester Canning Co.
Is serving 3d term in Congress. Democrat; Baptist. Has been president
National Telephone Ass'n; trustee Indiana state Prison four years,
Indiana Hospital for Insane, seven years. Knight of Phthias, Maccabee.
BATES, HERVEY, Jr.
Manufacturer, capitalist; born Indianapolis, Ind., Oct 1, 1858; son of
Hervey and Charlotte (Cathcart) Bates; attended Phillips Exeter
Academy, Exeter, N.H., and Harvard Univ., Cambridge, Mass.; married
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec 30, 1884, Susan Martindale; one son living.
President American Hominy Co.; director Fletcher American National
Bank, Remy Electric Col. Republican; Presbyterian. Mason (32*). Clubs:
Columbia, University, German House, Country. Residence: 1215 North
Pennsylvania St. Office: Fletcher-American National Bank Building,
BEARDSLEY, ALBERT R.
Manufacturer, banker; born Dayton, Ohio. Nov 1847; son of Elijah H.
and Matilda (Lehman) Beardsley; attended Elkhart (Ind.) common
schools; married Elkhart, Sept 1872, Elizabeth F. Baldwin. Engaged in
mercantile business ten years; manufacturing, thirty years.
Vice-president and director First National Bank; treasurer and manager
Dr. Miles Medical Co.; ex-secretary and director Muzzey Starch Co.
(now out of existence). Has served as city treasurer, city council,
State representative, State senator, and member of Gov. Mount's and
Gov. Durbin's staffs, with rank of colonel. Republican: Methodist.
Trustee General Hospital. Club: Century (president). Residence: 302
Beardsley Av. Office: 115 Franklin St., Elkhart.
BEASLEY, JOHN T.
Banker; born in Indiana, May 29, 1860; son of E. and Sarah (Williams)
Beasley; educated in common schools; married Sullivan, Ind., Nov 5,
1885, Cora E. Hoke; one son; John H. Commenced practice of law at age
of 21; early engaged in active business and connected with important
litigation in Western Indiana; has been counsel for railroad, public
service, banking and manufacturing corporations many years. President
and director U.S. Trust Co., Terre Haute; trustee Savings Bank, Terre
Haute; director Citizens Heating Co., Citizens Gas and Fuel Co.;
Chicago, Terre Haute & Southeastern Railroad Co., Indianapolis
& Cincinnati Traction Co.; also member law firm of Lamb, Beasley,
Douthitt & Crawford. Was city and county attorney for many years;
member of Indiana General Assembly, 1887-1889, and 1891 (chairman of
Judiciary Committee). Democrat; Baptist. Author: Indiana Tax
Laws, and School Book Laws. Member Indiana Bar Ass'n, Vigo County Bar
Ass'n; director Young Mens' Christian Ass'n trustee Rose Orphans Home;
treasurer Federated Boys' Club. Mason, Knights of Pythias, Elk. Clubs:
Country (golf), Commercial of Terre Haute (first president, now
director, also president Indiana Federation of Commercial Clubs).
Residence: 2120 N. 10th Street. Office: U.S. Trust Co. Building, Terre
BEEM, DAVID ENOCH
Lawyer, retired banker; born Spencer, Ind., June 24, 1837; son of Levi
and Sarah (Johnson) Beem; graduated Indiana Univ., Bloomington, Ind.
A.B., A.M.; married Spencer, Ind., April 10, 1862, Mahala Joslin;
children; Levi A., David J., Minnie Montrose (now wife of Rev. E.R.
Zaring, D.D.). Practised[sic] law at Spencer, Ind., 1860-1907; partner
in banking firm of Beem, Peden & Co., at Spencer, Ind., as
managing partner, 1870 to Nov 1909; now retired from active business.
Served in Civil War three years from June 7, 1861 as sergeant and
Captain Co. H., 14th Indiana Volunteers, participating in battles of
Winchester, Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, Antietem, Gettysburg and
many minor engagements. Chairman Owen County Republican Central
Committee during three campaigns; delegate National Republican
Convention, Chicago, 1880; presidential elector from 2d Congressional
District, Indiana, 1888 and also in 1908. Republican: Methodist.
Trustee Purdue Univ., 1891-1909. Mason, member Grand Army of the
Republic (commander Department of Indiana, 1900); member of Indiana
Commrandry of Loyal Legion of the U.S. Address: Spencer.
BILLINGS, CHARLES DeGRAFF
Banker; born Seymour, Ind., Feb 1, 1874; son of Henry P. and Mary J.
(Montgomery) Billings; graduated Hanover College, Hanover, Ind., A.B.
1898; married North Vernon, Ind., Nov 5, 1902, Anna Craig Goodloe;
children: Mary G., Roger D. President First National Bank; treasurer
Cooperative Building & Loan Ass'n. Republican; Presbyterian.
Master Mason. Recreation: Golf. Club: Seymour Country. Address:
Merchant, banker; born Clarington, Ohio, Jan 7, 1837; son of Frederick
William and Elizabeth (Wippler) Boetticher; educated in common
schools; married Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov 27, 1859, Amelia s. Besta;
three sons. Engaged in hardware business 58 years, worked as an
employee for twelve years and proprietor forty-six years. President
Boetticher & Kellogg Co.; vice-president Evansville Trust and
Savings Co.; second vice-president Central Trust and Savings Co.
Republican. Mason. Address: Evansville.
BREEN, WILLIAM P.
Lawyer, banker; born Terre Haute, Ind.; Feb 13, 1859; son of James and
Margaret (Dunne) Breen; graduated A.B. 1877, A.M. 1879, L.L. D. 1902;
married Fort Wayne, Ind., May 28, 1884, Odelia Phillips. has
practised[sic] law at Fort Wayne, Ind., since admission to the Bar in
1879; since 1893 member of firm Breen & Morris; president People's
Trust and Savings Co. Democrat; Catholic. Member American Bar Ass'n
(member of executive committee 1903-1906) and Indiana State Bar Ass'n
(president 1903-1904). Address: Fort Wayne.
BRIGGS, ANDREW G.
Merchant, banker; born Findlay, Ohio, Jan 31, 1860; son of William H.
and Catherine (Harmel) Briggs; educated public and district schools.
Celina, Ohio; married Cel-[sic] children: James D., Richard A.
President Bank of Geneva, Geneva Telephone Co.; vice-president
B.G.&C. Electric Railway; member of firm A.G. Briggs & Co.,
hardware, C.C. Mosser & Co, quarry. Democrat; Methodist. Knight of
Pythias. Address: Geneva
BROOKE, OSCAR SHERMAN
Banker, born Bartholomew County, Ind., Sep 6, 1864; son of James and
Minerva (Davis) Brooke; educated common schools, Valparaiso, Ind.;
married, Seymour, Ind., May 23, 1889, Mamie E. Price; two sons. Taught
school, 1882-1888; engaged in merchandise business 1891-1894;
secretary Brownstown Strawboard Paper Co., 1904-1907; real
estate and insurance 1907-1908; receiver People's State Bank since
1908; president First National Bank, Home Telephone Co. Democrat;
member of Christian Church. Served as deputy clerk Jackson Circuit
Court, 1888-1891; county recorder 1894-1898 and 1898-1904. Member of
Board of Childrens'[sic] Guardians. Woodman of America, Knight of
Pythias. Address: Brownstown.
BROOKS, THOMAS JEFFERSON
Lawyer, banker; born in Indiana, April 22, 1857; son of Col. Lewis and
Amanda M. (Crooks) Brooks; educated National Normal University,
Lebanon, Ohio; married, Shoals, Ind., Aug 13, 1890, Lorabel Wallace;
one daughter; May Brooks. Senior member of law firm Brooks &
Brooks; president and director Bedford National Bank; owner Bedford
Mall (newspaper); director Dugan Stone Co. Member Indiana State
Senate, 1899-1903; presidential elector in Indiana, 1888; has served
as county attorney and city attorney. Republican (has served as
delegate to numerous Republican conventions); Methodist. President
Bedford Public Library since foundation in 1896. Recreations:
Automobiling, travel. Address: 1318 W. 14th St., Bedford.
BRYANT, FRANKLIN E.
Lawyer, banker; born Fulton County, Ind., Jan 19, 1874; son of John N
and Hannah E. (Bybee) Bryant; educated Northern Indiana Normal School
and Michigan University; married Rochester, Ind., Apr 2, 1905, Edith
E. Cowgill; children: Margaret E., Frances E. President and director
Indiana Bank and Trust Co.; member of firm of Holman, Stephenson &
Bryant; was formerly secretary and director Beyer Bros. Co.; formerly
secretary, treasurer and director Rochester Electric Light, Heat and
Power Co. Republican; Baptist. Knight of Pythias. Club: Commercial
(second vice-president). Address: Rochester.
Banker, born New York City, Nov 22, 1849; son of John and Mary
(Kivleyn) Burns; educated in district schools of Indiana; married
Huntington, Ind., Nov 26, 1890, Emma B. Ford; one daughter. Started as
clerk 1875, in Citizens State Bank, Huntington, Ind.; became cashier
1887; vice-president 1908, which position still holds. Republican.
Trustee Carnegie Library of Huntington, Ind. Address: Citizens State
CALLICOTT, JASPER N.
Farmer, banker; born Indiana, Sep 26, 1847; son of Riley and Martha
(Mozingo) Callicott; educated common schools of Jennings County, Ind.;
married Jennings, Oct 21, 1868, Isabella Woolman; children: Ezraetta,
Eugene, Lottie Lenore, Lester N. Taught school 30 years during
winters, farming in summer; now serving as director and
president of Bulterville State Bank of Bulterville, Ind. Served as
trustee of Bigger township, April 9, 1888 to Aug 5, 1890;
representative of Jennings and Scott counties in Legislature, session
of 1891. Democrat. Member Grand Army of Republic (was fifer of Company
G, 137th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry). Residence: Route 2,
Vernon, Ind. Office: Butlerville.
CAMPBELL, JAMES ROMULUS
Banker, ex-congressman; born in Crook Township, Hamilton County,
Illinois, May 4, 1853; son of John and Mary (Coker) Campbell; educated
in the University of Notre Dame, Indiana; married, McLeansboro, Ill.,
Dec 18, 1889, Kittle B. Benson. Studied law and was admitted to the
bar by the Supreme Court of Illinois, and began practice, but later
went into newspaper life as editor and publisher of the McLeansboro
Times, 1879-1899. President First National Bank of McLeansboro, Ill.,
and also president of the Cooperative Milling Co. of McLeansboro,
elected to the Illinois General Assembly, serving in the House,
1884-1888, and the Senate, 1888-1896, as a Democrat. Elected 1896 to
the 55th Congress as a Democrat, but his political views having
changed, he resigned his seat in 1898, and has since acted politically
with the Republican Party. Colonel 9th Illinois Volunteers,
commissioned June 28, 1898 and honorably mustered out May 20, 1899;
commissioned lieutenant-Colonel U.S. Volunteer Infantry, July 5, 1899
and brigadier-general U.S Volunteers, Jan 3, 1901, receiving honorable
discharge March 25, 1901. Address: McLeansboro.
Banker, born in Wayne County, Ind., Dec 13, 1847; son of Enos and
Hannah (Chamness) Canaday; educated in common schools of Wayne County,
Ind.; married first, Henry County, Ind., Dec 24, 1874 Sarah Jane
Wright; married second Wayne County, Ind., Dec 2, 1880, Lilia Browne;
tow children: Bertha and Ralph. Practised[sic] law for fifteen years;
now president Savings, Loan and Trust Co., Winchester, Ind.
Republican; Methodist. Mason. Address: Winchester.
CANNON, JOSEPH GURNEY
Congressman, lawyer, financier; born Gulliford, N.C. May 7, 1836, son
of Dr. Hoarace F. and Gulielma (Hollingsworth) Cannon; family removed
to Indiana during his boyhood, and settled in Parke County, educated
in the common country schools, studied law in office at Terre Haute,
Ind; received honorary degree of LLD from University of Illinois;
1903; married, Canfield, Ohio, Jan 1862, Mary P. Reed. Engaged in
practice of law at Tuscola, Ill., on admission to bar in 1858,
subsequently removed to Danville, Ill. Always active in politcal
affairs; State's attorney for the 27th Judicial District of Illinois,
1861-1868. Entered Congress from the Danville district (then the 12th
Illinois District) in 1873, in the 43d Congress (1891- District) in
1873, in the 43d Congress and with exception of the 52d Congress
(1891-1893) has represented that district (now 18th Illinois District)
ever since. Chairman Committee on Appropriations, 1895-1903; speaker
of the House of Representatives, 1903-1911. Received 58 votes for the
Presidential nomination in the National Republication Convention at
Chicago, 1908. has property interests in Danville and elsewhere in
Illinois; director Second National Bank of Danville. Residence:
Danville, and 1014 Vermont Av., Washington, D.C.
CARLISLE, CHARLES ARTHUR
Manufacturer, banker; born Chillicothe, Ohio, May 3, 1864; son of
Meade Woodson Clay and Emma V. (Barr) Carlisle; educated in public
schools and received private tutoring; married Sep 17, 1891, Anne
Studebaker, only daughter of the late Clem Studebaker, founder of the
Studebakers. Was engaged in railway service for five years; president
American Trust Co.; director Colfax Manufacturing Co., and Studebaker
Brothers Manufacturing Co. Served on staffs of governors Mount and
Durbin of Indiana. Republican; Methodist. Life member of Scottish
Patriotic Ass'n; and member of American Academy of Political and
Social Science; trustee Young Mens'[sic] Christian Ass'n; member
Associated Charities of South Bend. Clubs: Columbia (Indianapolis);
Indiana (local); Chicago Athletic (Chicago); Sphinx (New York).
Address: South Bend.
Banker, born in Plainfield, Ind., April 5, 1856; son of Newlin and
Beulah (Hunt) Carter; educated in Plainfield, Ind.; married
Camby, Ind., April 5, 1888, Laura Kellum; two children. Vice-president
Continental National Bank of Indianapolis, also director; director
Klondike Mill and Elevator Co., Danville, Ind. Member Indiana
Legislature two terms. Republican; member Society of Friends. First
secretary of Indianapolis Bankers' Association, 1897; president
Indiana Library Trustees Association; trustee Central Normal College
of Danville, and Central Academy of Plainfield. Odd Fellow, Mason,
Knight of Pythias. Recreation: Travelling. Clubs: Columbia, Marion,
Commercial (Indianapolis); Commercial (Danville); Civic Improvement
(Plainfield). Residence: Plainfield, Ind. Office: 18 North Meridian
CAVE, WILLIAM WASHBURNE
Banker; born Hillham, Ind., Jan 25, 1872; son of Thomas J and Mary C.
(Kirkland) Cave; educated in Paoli High School and Indiana Univ.;
married French Lick, Oct 10, 1899, Cora Wells. Taught school
1889-1895; bookkeeper 1896-1900, engaged in hotel business 1900-1905;
elected president French Lick State Bank 1905, which position still
holds; director Smith, Cave & Ellis. Appointed postmaster Jan 13,
1910. Republican; Methodist. Mason, Odd Fellow, Address: French Lick.
CHRISNEY, JOHN PAUL
Merchant, banker; born Milltown,Ind.; Jan 25, 1863; son of John B. and
Mary (Tella) Chrisney; educated Ohio Wesleyan Univ., Delaware, Ohio;
married Chrisney, Ind., Dec 25, 1887, Emma Billart; children: Otto E.
and Garland E. Engaged in merchandise business thirty years at
Chrisney. Assisted in building a nine mile Interurban Railroad to
connect Chrisney with Evansville, Ind., by traction line direct.
President The Chrisney State Bank, The Merchants' Grocer Co.,
wholesale grocers, Evansville, Ind., secretary and director The
Chrisney Canning Co., The Chrisney Electric Light Co., The Chrisney
Concrete Co., The Spencer County Fair Ass'n; publisher and editor The
Chrisney Sun; senior member of firm, J.P. Chrisney & Brother.
Democrat; Catholic. Club: Chrisney Commercial. Address: Chrisney.
CLARK, HARRY HUYSEN
Bank cashier; born Crossville, Ill., Nov 28, 1872; son of Henry H.
Clark and Sydney A. (Britton) Clark; educated in public schools of
White County, Ill, 1890, Normal School, Enfield, Ill., and Northern
Indiana Normal University, Valparaiso, Ind; married Flora, Ill., Oct
14, 1903, Zura Hollon; two sons; Leland W., Howard K. Farmed until 20
years old; taught school nine years, last four of which were as
principal of the Carmi (Ill) High School. Cashier Bank of Wayne City,
Ill., since 1902. Also engaged in breeding and raising registered
Shetland ponies; still manages a farm. Director and first violin Wayne
City Orchestra. Republican: Unitarian. President Board of Education,
Wayne City, Ill. Member Knights of Pythias, Odd Fellows, Mason
(Worshipful Master), member Order of eastern Star. Address: Wayne
Congressman, banker; born Richland County, Ohio, July 12, 1856; son of
Michael and Barbara Cline; graduated from Hillsdale College, Mich.,
B.S. 1876, M.S. 1878, married, Angola, Ind., Oct 6, 1880, Jennie
Gibson. Superintendent of schools of Steuben County, Ind., 1877-1883;
has been in practice of law at Angola, Ind., since admission to bar in
1884; president of First National Bank of Angola, from 1903 to 1910.
Elected to 61st Congress from 12th Indiana District in 1908, and
reelected to 62nd Congress in 1910. Address: Angola.
COFFIN, CHARLES HENRY
Banker, broker; born Richmond, Ind., Sept 1, 1851; son of Charles F
and Rhoda M. (Johnson) Coffin; educated in Friends School, Richmond,
Ind.; married, Richmond; Dec 10, 1873, Flora Howells (deceased); nine
children; five living. Dealer in school and municipal bonds,
1867-1910; vice-president State Bank of Richmond, Indiana, and its
successors, 1863-1884; Municipal Investment Co. Of Chicago and London,
1886-1900, Member Chicago Stock Echange[sic], 1886-1910. Democrat;
Episcopalian Club: Union League Residence: 121 E Oak Street Office 228
La Salle Street, Chicago.
COOK, GEORGE C.
Farmer, banker; born Hamilton, Ohio, Dec 19, 1861; son of Eli and
Almeda (Davis) Cook; educated Hamilton (Ohio) graded schools; married
Glidden, Iowa, June 12, 1883, Catherine Hutchinson; children: Elsie
B., Erma L., G. Marie. Engaged in farming and in 1900 became manager
of over 7,000 acres of land for La Crosse Land Co. President Citizens
Bank. Republican; Methodist-Episcopalian. Woodman in American.
Address: La Crosse.
COPE, JOHN C.
Banker; born Salem, Ohio, Sept 6, 1841; son of Evan and Harriet
(Townsend) Cope; educated in common schools; married in North Vernon,
Ind., Aug 14, 1874, Evan Whitcomb; children: Harold W of Pittsburgh,
Pa.; Alice. Editor North Vernon Plain Dealer, 1868-1873, merchant,
1880-1885; cashier North Vernon State Bank (now National), 1891-1903,
and president since 1903. Postmaster of North Vernon, 1872-1876;
elected the first mayor of city of North Vernon, 1876; auditor of
Jennings County, Ind., 1886-1890. Republican. Mason, Red Man.
Recreation: Driving. Address: North Vernon.
COWEN, LEWIS C.
Physician, banker; born in Kentucky, Nov 12, 1848; son of Samuel and
Marie A. (McKie) Cowen; educated in public schools of Burlington, Ky.,
Ohio Medical College, Cincinnati, 1871-1874, M.D.; married in
Kentucky, Oct 18, 1877, Jennie A. Haatings. Engaged in practice of
medicine, Rabbit Hash, Boone County, Ky., twenty-seven years, in
Rising Sun, Ohio County, Ind., since 1901. President Rising Sun
Deposit Bank. Democrat; Universalist. Member Dearborn County Medical
Society, Indiana State Medical Association, American Medical
Association. Mason, Odd Fellow, Knight of Pythias. Address: Rising
CURDES, LOUIS FRANK
Real estate broker; born Hessen, Germany, May 22, 1863; son of Henry
and Henrietta (Klingelhoefer) Curdes; educated in public schools,
Gymnasium of Warburg, Westphalia and Hadamar, Hessen, Nassau; married,
Fort Wayne, Ind., June 18, 1885. Clara J Harries; three children.
Worked as clerk in several stores, 1879-1881; accepted position with
Packard Piano Co of Fort Wayne as tuner and was with that firm 12
years, last three years as head tuner. During panic of 1893, left
concern to engage in present business. Secretary and manager of Fort
Wayne Forest Park Co., Fort Wayne Boulevard Co.; president Fort Wayne
Mercantile Accident Assn.; director and promoter Fort Wayne Hotel Co.,
Old Fort Knitting Mill; director Tri-State Trust Co., Fort Wayne Freie
Press Co. Republican; German Lutheran. Member Fort Wayne Commercial
Club, Apollo Club. Recreation, music. Residence: 237 W. Creighton Av.
Office: Shoaff Building, Fort Wayne.
DAVIS, EUGENIUS W.
Farmer, banker; born in West Virginia, Dec 20, 1832; son of Caleb B.
and Sarah (Wagner) Davis; educated in the primitive schools of
Northern Indiana, common branches, to which were added some other
things by home studies; married, Laporte County, Ind., Oct 9, 1853,
Betsy A. Barnes; children: Arthur C., Frances Eugemus, Vice-president
Savings Bank, Laporte, Ind., has supervised the regular semi-annual
examinations of the bank for more than 20 years consecutively, but
spends most of time on farm of 446 acres. Member State Legislature two
terms, 1880 and 1883; also served in a few local offices. Democrat;
member of Christian Church, most of the time served as a elder. Member
County Horticultural Society, Historical Society, Trustee Secretary
and treasurer Foster Cemetery Assoication. Mason. Recreations:
Studying, reading (owns a large and well-selected library). Address:
Laporte (R.F.D. 2. Box 65)
DAVIS, LEWIS N.
Physician, banker; born Clarke County, Ohio, May 6, 1849; son of Hugh
M. and Martha (Gilamon) Davis; educated in Farmland, Ohio; received
medical degree, 1872; married in Indiana, Oct 25, 1874, Martha F.
Allegre. Has large farming interests; making special efforts to
preserve timber lands and promote interest in forestry. President
Farmland State Bank. Democrat. Charter member Randolph County Medical
Society; member Indiana State Medical Society and among the oldest
continuous members of American Medical Society living. Address:
DeWALD, ROBERT WADE TOWNLEY
Wholesale dry goods merchant, banker; born Fort Wayne, March 7, 1862;
son of George and Sophia A. (Lasselle) DeWald; educated in Fort Wayne,
Ind., city and cathedral high schools; married Peoria, Ill., June 25,
1889, Mary Henebery, daughter of Mathew Henebery prominent merchant
and banker of Peoria, Ill. Organized The George DeWald Co., 1899,
following death of father George DeWald, June 1899; now doing a
wholesale dry goods business; director and member of Executive
Committee of The German American National Bank, Fort Wayne, one of
organizers and first vice-president of The Peoples Trust & Savings
Co. President of The George DeWald Co., and a director of the
German-American Trust & Savings Co. Democrat; Catholic. Member
Knights Of Columbus and trustee of the Cathedral Parish. Recreations:
Automobiling. Clubs: Commercial, Fort Wayne Country. Residence: 1030
West Wayne Street. Office: 101-103 East Columbia Street, Fort Wayne.
DEFREES, JOSEPH HOLTON
Lawyer, banker; born Goshen, Ind., April 10, 1858; son of James
McKinney and Victoria (Holton) Defrees; educated in public schools of
Indiana. Eariham College, Richmond, Ind; Northwestern Univ., Evanston,
Ill; married, Buffalo, N.Y., Oct 4, 1882, Harriet McNaughton; one son,
Donald dawver).[sic] Practised[sic] Indiana Bar until 1888, when came
to Chicago and became member of law firm of Shuman & Defrees,
later of Aldrich, Payne & Defrees, then of Defrees, Brace &
Ritter, now of Defrees, Buckingham, Ritter & Campbell, engaged
largely in corporation practice. Director Farwell Trust Co. Formerly
president Seventh Ward Repbulican Club; vice-president Civic
Federation; formerly chairman Political Action Committee of Union
League Club. Republican. President Chicago Bar Association; member
Illinois State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Chicago Law
Institute, member Art Institute of Chicago, Citizens' Association of
Chicago, Civic Federation, Association of Commerce, Chicago Historical
Society. Clubs: Chicago, Union, League, Hamilton, Midlothian Cou8ntry,
South Shore Country, Midday, Forty, City, Indiana Society of Chicago,
Law. Residence: Hotel Windermere. Office: 226 La Salle St., Chicago.
DILTS, MOSES A.
Banker, born Dayton, Ohio, Oct 2, 1849; son of Francis and Sarah
(Weaver) Dilts; educated in common school, and Commercial College,
Xenia, Ohio; married Xenia, Nov 24, 1874. Rachel W. Williamson
(deceased), second Nov 29, 1886, Amand M. March of Winamac, Ind.; five
children. Followed auctioneering business twenty-five years, dealing
in lands and live stock, until owned more land, and larger herd of
cattle than any man in Pulaski County, Ind. Republican; Methodist.
Secretary School Board of Winamac, Ind. Member Royal Arcanum, Mason,
Knight of Pythias. Club: County, (Base Lake). Address: Winamac,
DINWIDDIE, J. LEE
Lawyer and banker; born Warren County, Ind., Nov 4, 1854; son of John
D. and Matilda (Buckles) Dinwiddie; graduated Valparaiso, Ind., 1876;
married first, Fowler, Ind., Feb 1881, Amy Huckley; second,
Bloomington, Ill., June 1903, Sarah A. Henry, two children. President
and director Bank of Benton County. Republican; 32* Scottish Rite
Mason. Recreations: Automobiling and farming. Address: Fowler.
DODDS, SAMUEL CLELLAND
Banker; born Bloomington, Ind., Jan 28, 1855; son of Clelland F. and
Mary Elizabeth (Orchard) Dodds; graduated from Indiana State Univ.,
B.S. 1875; married, Bloomington, Ind. Oct 17, 1878, Nellie Winters.
Began business career in Bloomington, Ind. 1876, by purchasing a
prosperous book and stationery business, which conducted for 4 years,
making quite a success of business; organized a chair and table
manufacturing business 1880, conducting this business with success for
twelve years, selling business in 1892. One of organizers of Monroe
County State Bank in 1892, and has been manager and head of bank since
organization (has by care and close application made Monroe County
State Bank one of best banks in State). Secretary and director
Bloomington Improvement Co.; treasurer and director National Stone
Co.; member Advisory Board of Home Insurance Co. of Indianapolis.
Republican; Presbyterian. Elder and clerk of Session of First
Presbyterian Church at Bloomington, Ind., member Advisory Board of
Y.M.C.A. in Indiana State University. Clubs: Fornightly (literary),
Commercial (served for four years as president). Address: Bloomington.
DOLPH, CHARLES ALFORD
Merchant, banker; born Litchfield, Michigan, Aug 27, 1862; son of
Joseph M. and Corline (Cox) Dolph; educated common schools, Litchfield
and Homer, Mich.; married Homor, Mich., Dec 13, 1882, Jennie M.
Snyder; one son, Frank E. has been proprietor Indiana Installment Co.,
eighteen years,; established same business and is sole owner; has been
engaged in furniture and kindred business continuously. President Home
Improvement Co., South Bend, Ind.; vice-president and director
Merchants' National Bank. Republican. Member of Maccabees. Young Men's
Christian Ass'n. Residence: 229 North Shore Drive. Office: 312 South
Michigan St., South Bend.
Banker; born in Darke County, Ohio, July 28, 1844; son of William
Dougherty; grandson of Hugh Dougherty, who came from County Donegal,
Ireland to Washington County, Pa., in 1818, and Margaret (Studabaker)
Dougherty; educated in common schools, Darke County, Ohio; married
Milwaukee, Wis., Oct 25, 1877. Emma Gilliland; one daughter,
Elizabeth. Served as private during Civil War in 94th Regiment Ohio
Volunteer Infantry, 1862-1863; was in Battle of Perrysville, Ky.,
taken prisoner at Stone River. Began business career at Bluffton,
Ind., in 1865 in the grain business of his uncle John Studebaker,
afterward partner in the Exchange Bank of John Studabaker Co., of
which he became president, 1888-1904, resigning to take his present
position as president and director of The Marion Trust Co.,
Indianapolis, Ind. He is also president and director of the United
Telephone Co., Bluffton, Ind.; director The Waverly Co., Electrical
automobiles and Fletcher American National Bank, Indianapolis, Ind.
Served in State Senate, 1871-1874; member Democratic Executive
Committee of Indiana, 1890-1896; delegate to Democratic National
Conventions, 1884, 1888, 1892, 1896 and 1900. Methodist Episcopalian.
President Board of Trustees DePauw Univ.; trustee Young Men's
Christian Ass'n. Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home. Member
Grand Army of Republic. Clubs: Commercial, University, Country, German
House. Residence: 550 North Meridian St. Office: 2 East Market St.,
DOWNEY, BRANDT CHASE
Banker; born Indianapolis, Ind., Feb 17, 1873; son of William B and
Florinda (Elliott) Downey; attended Wabash College, Crawfordsville,
Ind., and Indiana Univ., Bloomington, Ind.; married, Indianapolis,
Ind., June 25, 1902, Nellie Bowman. Was employed in Bradstreet Co.,
1804-1900, officer in American National Bank of Indianapolis,
1907-1909; cashier Continental National Bank of Indianapolis, since
1909. Member Company D, 158th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, during
Spanish-American War; second lieutenant Company H, 2d regiment,
Indiana National Guard, 1902-1904. republican; Methodist. Director
Indianapolis Trade Ass'n. President Northern Division of Delta Tau
Delta fraternity, Knight Templar, 32* Mason, Shriner. Club:
Indianapolis Commercial. Residence: 3029 Park Av. Office: 18 N Meridan
DUNN, WILLIAM EPHRAIM
Banker, born on farm in Hamilton County, Ind., July 7, 1855; son of
Nathaniel F. and Anne (Hogan) Dunn; educated Noblesville, (Ind.)
schools; married, Noblesville, Ind. Jan 18, 1888, Fanny Ross; one
daughter, two sons. President and director Citizens State Bank;
treasurer an[sic] director Indiana Building & Loan Ass'n.
Republican; Presbyterian. Trustee Presbyterian Church, Mason, Knight
of Pythias. Address: Noblesville.
DURBIN, WINFIELD TAYLOR
Ex-governor, banker; born Lawrenceburg, Ind., May 4, 1847; son of
Wiliam S. Durbin and Eliza A. Durbin; educated in public schools,
leaving to enter Union Army as private, and served until close of war;
married, Anderson, Ind., Oct 8, 1875, Bertha McCullough; one son;
Fletcher M. After close of war, taught school until 1869, when removed
to Indianapolis, and became connected with a dry goods house; in 1879
moved to Anderson, Ind., and engaged in banking business; became
connected with the first fuel gas company that installed a
distributing system in Anderson. Interested as an officer and director
in numerous electric railways and manufacturing corporations. Served
as colonel of 161st Indiana Regiment during Spanish-American War;
member of Republican State Committee of Indiana for several years and
chairman of its Executive Committee; Indiana member of National
Republican Committee, and of Executive committee, 1896-1900 elected
1900 governor of State of Indiana for term ending Jan 1905.
Republican; Methodist. Mason (33*) Address: Anderson.
EDER, GEORGE M.
Banker, born in Germany, Feb 23, 1856; son of John B. and Theresa
(Huber) Eder; educated St. Michael's Parochial School, Chicago, Ill;
on winter Night School, Chicago, Ill.; married, Crown Point, Ind., Sep
28, 1878 and emigrated to Crown Point, Ind., 1873, and to Hammond,
Ind., 1903. Was manufacturer of cigars twenty-two years, under firm
name of Eder Brothers, Crown Point, Ind., and continued until elected
to the office of the clerk of Circuit Court of Lake County, Ind., one
of organizers Commercial Bank of Crown Point, Ind., 1896; serving as
vice-president and director until 1903; went to Hammond, 1906, and
organized Citizens German National Bank, Hammond, Ind., of which is
not president; secretary, treasurer and director Hammond Brewing Co.,
treasurer Young's Elastic Rubber Ruff Paint Co. Was city clerk and
treasurer Town of Crown Point, Ind., six years; township trustee
Center Township, Lake County, Ind., three years. Republican; Catholic.
Member Independent Order of Foresters of America and Catholic Order of
Foresters. Recreation: automobiling. Residence: 627 South Hohman St.
Office: 579 South Hohman St., Hammond.
Banker; born Madison, Ind., Jan 21, 1853; son of John and Margaret
(Gause) Eitel; educated in Franklin College, Franklin, Ind., married,
Greenfield, Ind., Dec 26, 1883, Elva M. Riley; three children.
Vice-president Indiana National Bank, Union Trust Co.; treasurer Law
Building Co.; director New Albany National Bank, Indianapolis Water
Co. Republican; Baptist. Member Board of Trade; director John Heron
Art Institute; trustee Franklin College, Crawford Baptist Industrial
School, Mason, member Royal Arcanum, Tribe of Ben Hur, Phi Delta Theta
fraternity. Clubs: Columbia, Commercial. Residence: 1811 N. Meridian
St. Office: Virginia Ave and Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis.
ELLIOTT, CHARLES EDGAR
Dealer in investment securities; born Indianapolis, Ind., Nov 3, 1879;
son of Joseph T. Elliott; educated in Wabash College and University of
Michigan; married, Indianapolis, Ind., June 8, 1905, Gladys Wynn.
Member of firm of Joseph T. Elliott & Sons. Republican. Member of
Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Clubs: University, Indianapolis Country.
Residence: 1430 North New Jersey St. Office Fletcher American National
Bank Building, Indianapolis.
ELSTON, ISAAC COMPTON
Banker; born Crawfordsville, Ind., Feb 5, 1836; son Isaac C and Maria
E (Aiken) Elston; educated in Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind.,
and the Universtiy of Michigan; married, Marietta, Ohio, Aug 7, 1862,
Sarah S. Mills; children: Maria, Katherine, Mary, Nancy, Isaac C. (3d)
and Joan. Established First National Bank of Mephis[sic], Tenn., 1864;
broker in Cincinnati, 1866; took charge of banking firm Elston &
Co., 1868 and conducted private bank as manager for many years, with
Gov. H.S. Lane and Gen Lew. Wallace (his brothers-in-law) as partners.
In 1905 the bank entered the National banking system. President Elston
National Bank. Poston Paving Brick Co., Greenstreet Folding Box
Machine Co., Crawfordsville Wire Bound Box Co., Yount Wollen Mills Co.
vice-president Indiana Match Co., and director Union Trust Co.,
Indianapolis, and Oak Hill Cemetery Co. Was lieutenant and captain
Company I. and major of 11th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and
lieutenant-colonel and aide-de-camp U.S. Volunteers, on staff of Gen
Wool in Civil War and chief of staff of Gen Lew. Wallace with rank of
colonel. Republican; Presbyterian. Member of Military Order of the
Loyal Legion, Grand Army of the Republic, Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
Recreations: League (Chicago), Columbia (Indianapolis). Address:
FAROVID, JOHN RASER
Banker; born Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sept 11, 1871, son of James A and
Mary E (Vincent) Farvoid; graduated Harvard Univ., 1896; married,
Chicago, Ill., Dec 26, 1900, Grace L. Stone. Engaged in real estate
business prior to banking. President Citizens trust and Savings Bank.
Republican; member Reformed Episcopal Church. Trustee Public Library
Board, Elk Knight of Pythias. Recreations: Golf, tennis. Address:
FISH, FREDERICK SAMUEL
Lawyer, financier; born Newark, N.J., Feb 5, 1852; son of Rev. Henry
Clay and Clara (Jones) Fish; graduated from University of Rochester,
A.B. 1873; married, South Bend, Ind., June 16, 1887, Grace A.
Studebaker. Admitted to New Jersey Bar, 1872, and practised at Newark
and New York, 1876-1891; removed to South Bend, Ind., and became
director and general counsel Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Co.;
since 1897 chairman of Executive Committee; now president Studebaker
Brothers Co. of North West (Portland, Ore.) Studenbaker Brothers Co.
of California (San Francisco), Studebaker Brothers of Utah (Salt Lake
City), Studebaker Brothers of Texas (Dallas). Studebaker Colorado
Vehicle Co. (Denver), Corporation of Fine Arts Building (Chicago);
vice-president Studebaker Brothers Co. (New York); director St. Joseph
Loan and Trust Co., South Bend, Ind., South Bend Watch Co., Everett,
Metzger, Flanders Co., Detroit, Mishawaka (Ind.) Wollen Manufacturing
Co. Was city attorney of Newark, N.J. 1880-1884, member of Senate
1884-1887 (president 1887). Republican; Baptist. Member Psi Upsilon
fraternity and Phi Beta Kappa Society, and Japan Society of London,
England. Clubs: Indiana, St. Joseph Valley Country, Sunnyside Golf
(South Bend); Union (Cleveland); University St. Andrew's Golf (New
York); University, Chicago. Chicago Automobile (Chicago); Touring Club
of France. Address: "Sunnyside", Jefferson Boulevard, South Bend.
FITZGERALD, JOHN EDWARD
Banker, manufacturer; born New York, Feb 3, 1865; son of James and
Mary (Luddy) Fitzgerald; educated in Chicago public schools; married,
Chicago April 6, 1901, Laura Gertrude Sexton; one daughter; Laura
Mary. Engaged in distilling business; commenced with H.H. Stuffeldt
& Co., distillery, Chicago, March 4, 1882, was with this firm 20
years; built present plant Hammond Distilling Co., 1901, and has been
secretary and manager of same ever since; vice-president First
National Bank of Hammond, Ind., since 1908. Democrat; Roman Catholic.
Address: Carroll St. Office: Hammond Distilling Co., Hammond.
FLEMING, THOMAS WILSON
Banker; born Monongehela City, Pa, Nov 25, 1847; son of Dr. George W.
and Belinda (McGrew) Fleming; educated public schools, Shelbyville,
Ind.; married, Shelbyville, Ind., May 8, 1873, Anna Rowan; two
children. Engaged in hat, shoe and boot business 1864-1865; clothing
business 1866-1867; entered Shelby Bank, Dec 1868 as bookkeeper;
became owner of bank 1892; nationaled ban and became president, which
positions still holds. Treasurer Homestead Building and Loan
Association. Republican: Presbyterian. Vice-president Forest Hill
Cemetery Association. Elk. Address: Shelbyville.
FLOREA, GEORGE CLEVELAND
Banker; born Connersville, Ind., June 18, 1848; son of Lewis C. and
Eliza (Dale) Florea; educated Indianapolis, Ind.; married
Connersville, Ind., Feb 1875, Almire Edward; one daughter Mary C.
Goodwin. President First National Bank, Connersville, Ind. Republican.
FORRAY, EDWIN HENRY
Banker, insurance official; born Newark, Ohio, 1864; son of George C.
and Addie (Jury) Forray; educated St. Joseph, Mo. public schools, and
college; married, Indianapolis 1901, Caroline Malott; daughter of
Volney T. Malott, president of the National Bank of Indianapolis; one
daughter Began banking business as clerk in Merchants National Bank,
St. Joseph, Mo; late on was with American National Bank of Kansas
City, Mo.; drifted into insurance business; became connected with
Central Trust Co. at Indianapolis, and has been its vice-president and
director since 1905. Served four years in State Militia in Missouri.
Republican: Vice-president National Association of Local Fire
Insurance Agents. Recreation: Golf. Clubs: Commercial. Country,
Dramatic. Residence: 2120 N. Alabama St. Office: 159 E. Market St.,
FOWLER, CHARLES E.
Banker, born Ingham County, Mich., Oct 12, 1858; son of J. and Mary
(Barnes) Fowler; educated High Schol[sic], Mason, Mich.; married,
Glasgow, Scotland, June 15, 1886, Gertrude Pridham; three children.
Engaged in real estate and loan business President Indiana Securities
Co. Republican, Mason, Elk, Knight of Pythias,member Royal League,
Clubs: Commercial (Indiana Harbor), Marion (Indianapolis). Residence:
3726 Grapevine St. Office: 3338 Michigan Ave, Indiana Harbor.
FOWLER, INMAN HENRY
Lawyer, banker; born Lewisburg, Ohio, June 7, 1834; son of John and
Sarah (Kesler) Fowler; educated Indiana Univ.; married, Springboro,
Pa, Sept 20, 1866, Lovina Hollembeak; one daughter, Edna. Engaged in
practice of law 51 years. President and director since organization,
June 17, 1875, of Exchange Bank. Clerk Owen Circuit Court, nine years;
State Senator eight years; treasurer of School Board of Spencer, Ind.,
five years. Democrat. Mason, Odd Fellow, Knight of Pythias, member Phi
Kappa Psi fraternity, Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of the
Revolution. Address: Spencer.
FOWLER, JAMES M.
Farmer, banker; born Lafayette, Ind., Oct 7, 1844; son of Moses and
Eliza (Hawkins) Fowler; educated public schools. Lafayette, Ind.,
Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind,; married, Tiffin, Ohio, June 3,
1875, Eva H Gross; three children; Cecil G., James M., Elizabeth.
President National Fowler Bank twenty-one years; director Bank of
Benton County, Fowler, Ind., eighteen years; trustee Lafayette Savings
Bank, ten years. Served in United States Army during Civil War.
Republican. Treasurer Purdue Univ., twenty years. Recreation:
traveling. Clubs: Lincoln, Country. Residence: 458 S. 9th St.
Office: National Fowler Bank, Lafayette.
Retired manufacturer, capitalist; born Fort Wayne, Ind., March 8,
1852; son of George and Mary (Schnetz) Fox; educated in parochial
school, public school and Commercial college married, Fort Wayne,
Ind., Sept 2, 1875, Sophie Lau; children; Rose Fox Niezer, Robert L.,
Oscar A. Engaged in wholesale manufacture of crackers and
confectionery 1877-1902, at which time retired, having previously sold
the business to the National Biscuit Co. President Hartford City Paper
Co., Fort Wayne District Telephone Co., The Medical Protective
Co., Delster Miner's Supply Co., Fort Wayne Postal Telegraph Co.,
secretary, treasurer and director Koenig Medicine Co., treasurer and
director Wayne Paper Goods Co.; director Hamilton National Bank,
Tri-State Loan & Trust Co., Blackford Papar Mils, Wayne Knitting
Mills, Commercial Land & Improvement Co.; partner Fox Brothers
& Co. Served as councilman of city three terms. Democrat;
Catholic. Secretary and director Catholic Cemetery Association, Elk,
Knight of Columbus. Club: Commercial, Residence: 340 W. Wayne St.
Office: Corner Calhoun and Washington Sts. Fort Wayne.
FRAIN, HOWARD EMERY
Banker; born Rochester, Ind., 1886; son of Daniel and Elnora (Emery)
Frain; received high school education. Has been engaged in banking
since 1902; five years with First National Bank of Rochester, Ind.;
four years with Fulton State Bank of Fulton, now serving as cashier.
Republican: member Christian Church. Address: Fulton
FREEMAN, EDWARD DUNN
Physician, banker; born Manchester, Ind., Nov 4, 1853; son of Reuben
H. and Sarah J. (Prest) Freeman; graduated Lawrenceburg High School,
1872, Medical college of Ohio, M.D. 1877; post graduate course at New
York Post Graduate School; married, Lawrenceburg, Ind., Aug 22, 1878,
Emma Pusey; five children (two deceased). President and director The
Osgood Bank; proprietor R.H. Freeman Co. Secretary United States
Pension Examining Surgeons. Osgood, Ind. Republican. Member Indiana
Medical Ass'n (vice-president 1909), American Medical Association,
Mississippi Valley Medical Association, American Academy of
Ophthalmology and Tot-Laryngology. Mason. Adress: Osgood.
FRICKE, LOUIS EMIL
Banker; born in Germany, May 16, 1866; son of Henry and Jacobina
(Jacob) Fricke; educated Cincinnati public schools; married,
Cincinnati, Ohio, July 29, 1890, C.J. Gradel; one daughter. Cashier
Commercial Bank of Evansville, Ind., and Citizens Bank of Newburg,
Ind. Served as deputy city auditor of Cincinnati, two terms; deputy
collector of Internal Revenue, 1st district of Ohio, three years.
Republican; Lutheran. Mason (Royal Arch), Knight of Pythias, Elk.
Residence: 1403 S. First St. Office: Commercial Bank, Evansville.
FULWIDER, WILLIAM A.
Lumber merchant, banker; born Newport, Va, April 7, 1844; son of John
and Lucida (Craig) Fulwider; educated common schools of Indiana;
married Rockville, Ind., Sept 1, 1866, Sarah L. Alvis; three children.
has been engaged in lumber business since 1866 in Parke and Monroe
Counties, Ind. President and director Monroe County State Bank; member
of firm of W.A. Fulwider & Co. Served three years and eight months
in United States Army during Civil War. Republican; Methodist. Trustee
First Methodist Episcopal Church; trustee Paul E. Slocum Post, Grand
Army of Republic. Odd Fellow. Club: Commercial (director). Address:
GODDARD, JOSEPH A.
Wholesale grocer, capitalist; born Cleveland, Ohio, Dec 17, 1840; son
of John H and Ann (Wilson) Goddard; educated in common schools;
married, Newport, Ind., Feb 12, 1856, Mary Hough (deceased); three
children. President and general manager Joseph A. Goddard Co.;
director Climax Coffee Co., and Merchants National Bank. Served as
private in Civil War, 1862-1865, resigned with rank of captain.
Republican; member Society of Friends. Trustee Earlham College.
Banker, born in Indiana, Nov 27, 1851; son of Robert and Nancy
(Patton) Goslee; married in Indiana, June 1, 1876, Angeline Nicholas;
one daughter, Birda F. President Indianapolis Life Insurance
Co.; vice-president City National Bank, Lafayette, Ind., Bank of
Chalmers, Chalmers, Ind. Democrat; Presbyterian. Knight of Pythias.
Residence: 205 S 6th St. Office: City National Bank, Lafayette.
GOSHORN, JOSIAH S.
Banker, born in Indiana, Oct 6, 1855; son of Robert G. and Julienne
(Summers) Goshorn; educated in common schools and three terms in
Indiana State Normal School; married, Brazil, Ind., Aug 1882, Louise
May; children: Elsie May, Ernest C. Commenced business in private
banking, May 13, 1895, continuing alone until 1902 when brother took
half interest; bank was robbed in May 1906 and all money taken. Now
president Farmers and Merchants Bank. Democrat: member Church of
Brethren. Address: Clay City.
GREENE, JOHN H.
Banker, merchant; born in Indiana, July 1850; son of John Greene;
educated in High School of South Bend, Indiana College, Ind.; married
in Idaho, June 1886, Madera Tiego; children: Mrs. J.H. Maddock, Mrs.
Ferrest HIllier, Donald, Yardley, Ray. Was pioneer merchant of Lost
River Valley, from Blackfoot, Idaho to Era, Idaho and having store in
tent as there were no buildings. Later saw possibilities of valley,
and organized a forwarding company to carry freight from Blackfoot,
across the desert to Lost River; moved from Erie to Houston, then to
Mackay where is now located, having the largest mercantile store in
the valley. President W.G. Jenkins & Co., bankers, Lost River
Commercial Co., J.E. Smith Insurance Co.; director of Bank of
Commerce; Arco; Darlington Creamery Co., Mackay Light and Power Co.,
Horse Shoe Mining Co. Was county commissioner of Custer Co., Idaho;
village trustee of old historical town of Houston, and Mackay. Was a
witness to the famous battle between Indians and Freighters on Lost
River. Democrat, Odd Fellow, Recreation: Walking, Club: Eureka.
GREEN, MONTE L.
Banker, born Norborne, Mo, Jan 26, 1870; son of Jesse H and Louise D
(Beach) Green; educated in public schools, business college; married,
Auburn, Ind., Helen Ralston; two sons. President Auburn Realty Co.,
Auburn, Ind., Auburn Insurance Agency; vice-president and director
Saving, Loan & Trust Co., Garrett Savings, Loan and Trust Co.,
Garrett, Ind. Republican; Presbyterian, (elder and treasurer of
congregation). Maon (32*), Knight Templar, and Shriner. Recreation:
Golf. Club: Country. Residence: 1104 Jackson Street, Auburn.
HAMILTON, OSCAR O.
Banker; born Rantoul, Ill., March 28, 1878; son of John M and Helen S
(Olda) Hamilton; graduated from University of Chicago, A.B. 1902;
married, Rantoul, Ill., June 15, 1899, Mary M collison; one son, born
1901. Cashier Bank of Stockwell, Stockwell, Ind. 1903-1908; president
First National Bank Coyuga, Ind., since 1908; vice-president Collison
& Co., bankers, Alvin, Ill., since 1908; secretary Cayuga Home
Savings and Loan Ass'n, since 1910. Republican; Baptist. Member Phi
Beta Kappa Society. Address: Cayuga.
HAIR, BENJAMIN MORTON
Manufacturer, banker; born Covington, Ky., Jan 14, 1848; son of Rev.
Gilbert M. and Jane Morton (Semple) Hair; attended common school,
1855-1868; married, Shawneetown, Ill., Jan 16, 1873, Harriette
Ridgeway; four children (one deceased). In 1869 engaged in grocery
business at Baltimore, Md.; went to Chicago, 1870 and clerked in real
estate office; 1873 clerked for clerk of United States Circuit Court,
Pittsburgh, Pa.; chief clerk State Treasury, Springfield, Ill.,
1875-1877; went back to Chicago, 1877 and engaged in lumber box
factory and planing mill business until 1900. In 1905 was elected
president of the Northwestern Yeast Co., which position still holds
and also that of director; director Home Bank and Trust Co., Chicago,
Hutchinson (Kansas) Wholesale Grocery Co.; vice-president in
liquidation and director First National Bank of Shawneetown, Ill. Has
served as assistant State treasurer of Illinois; 1875-1877; served as
private 55th Indiana Regiment, USA 1863 for seven day. Republican,
Presbyterian. Knight of Pythias; member American Order of United
Workmen. Clubs: Illinois Press of Chicago. Residence: 1030 Forest Ave,
Evanston, Ill. Office: 1750 N. Ashland Ave, Chicago.
HAMMOND, ALONZO J.
Consulting engineer; born Thorntown, Ind., April 23, 1869; son of John
W and Mary A (Padgette) Hammond; educated Rose Polytechnic Institute,
Terre Haute, Ind., B.S. 1889, received Hemenway Gold Medal from Mass,
Institute of Technology 1891; married, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 23, 1893,
Flora Troll; children: Mary, John. City engineer Frankfort, Ind.
1891-1897; assistant chief engineer Vandalia Railway, 1898-1901, city
engineer South Bend, Ind. 1901-1909, and consulting engineer City of
Chicago, special investigation, since 1910. Member firm of Hammond
Brothers, Frankfort; consulting engineer Chicago, South Bend &
Northern Indiana Railway Co., Oliver Chilled Plow Works (on its
hydro-electric investigations); chief engineer Southern Michigan
Railway Co. Also vice-president Home Improvement Co., and Union Trust
Co., South Bend, Ind. Republican; Presbyterian Member American Society
of Civil Engineers, Indiana Engineering Society; Mason, Knight of
Pythias, Elk. Club: Indiana. Residence: 1026 North Michigan Street.
Office: 207 Summers Building, South Bend.
HANNA, OLIVER SAMUEL
Banker; born Fort Wayne, Ind., Aug 12, 1847; son of James Bayless and
Mary King (Fairfield) Hanna; educated Fort Wayne, Ind., Stamford
Conn., Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; married, Fort Wayne,Ind., Dec 4, 1878, Mary
Ella Nuttman; two children. Commenced business career as employee in
First National Bank, Fort Wayne, Ind., and was for many years a
director of same; subsequently entered the wholesale boot and shoe
house of Carnahan, Hanna & Co.; later organized Hanna, Wiler &
Co.; in 1882 entered in co-partnership with late Joseph D. Nuttman,
and upon his death, 1890 succeeded to the business under the frim name
of Nuttman & Co., Bankers, of which he is now president.
Republican; Presbyterian. Scottish Rite Mason (32*) Shriner. Club:
Fort Wayne Commercial. Residence: 434 W Berry St. Office: 132 E Main
St., Fort Wayne.
HEATON, OWEN N.
Banker; born Fort Wayne, Ind., Sept 2, 1860; son of Jesse and S.C.
(Larcome) Heaton; educated in public schools and Fort Wayne Methodist
Episcopal College; married, Coldwater, Mich., Aug 23, 1891, Katherine
Louise Russell; one daughter, Dorothy Russell. Taught school; was law
partner of Judge William J. Vesey 12 years. President Citizens Trust
Co.; member of firm Heaton & Heaton, lawyers. Was judge of
Superior Court two terms (8 years); defeated as Republican candidate
for Congress. Republican; Baptist. Residence: 734 West Wayne St.
Office: Corner Berry & Clinton Sts., Fort Wayne.
HENRY, CHARLES LEWIS
Capitalist; born on a farm in Hancock County, Ind., July 1, 1849; son
of George and Leah (Lewis) Henry; graduated from Asbury (now DePauw)
University, L.L.B., Indiana University 1872; married, Greencastle,
Ind., Sept 2, 1873, Evan N. Smock. Admitted to the Bar 1872 and
practised law at Pendelton, Ind., until 1875; later practised at
Anderson and Indianapolis; was owner of Indianapolis Journal,
1903-1904; since then engaged in the development of interurban lines,
and built, among others, the Union Traction Co., of Indiana; president
and general manager Indianapolis & Cincinnati Traction Co. Member
Indiana Senate 1881-1883; member of the 54th and 55th Congresses,
1895-1899. Republican. Residence: 1414 Broadway. Office: 123 East
Market St., Indianapolis.
HIBBERD, JOHN A
Lawyer; born in Syracuse, N.Y., Nov 12, 1855; son of Joseph H and
Helen (Baldwin) Hibberd; educated in common schools, graduated from
High School, South Bend, Ind., 1875, and attended Cazenovia (N.Y.)
Seminary one year and Union College of law, Chicago, L.L.B. 1883;
married, South Bend, Ind., May 8, 1884, Mollie C. Corbett, children:
Helen L. Marjorie. Has been engaged in practice of law since
graduation, specialties being commercial, and real estate law,
attorney for many years. Vice-president, director and attorney
Citizens National Bank (one of organizers), Citizens Loan, Trust and
Savings Co.; proprietor Hibberd Printing Co., South Bend &
Mishawaka Directory Co., principal owner and treasurer St. Joseph
Abstract & Title Guarantee Co.; proprietor South Bend and
Mishawaka Directory Co., member St. Joseph County Bar Ass'n, one of
Board of Governors at The Round Table, member St. Joseph County
Historical Society; ex-trustee School City Board of South Bend, Ind.,
elected 1910, State Senator for St. Joseph County, Indiana.
Republican; Presbyterian, One of organizers of South Bend Chamber of
Commerce; Mason, Elk, Odd Fellow; member of Knights of Maccabees and
Woodmen of the World; also member of Young Men's Christian Ass'n.
Recreations: Hunting, fishing. Residence: 509 West Washington Avenue.
Office: 102 South Michigan Street, South Bend.
HILL, ERNEST NEWTON
Manufacturer, capitalist; born Miamisburg, Ohio, Sept 5, 1882; son of
Jasper N. and Rebecca Hill; educated in Anderson High School;
married, Anderson, Ind., March 16, 1887, Bertha M. Whitinger;
children: Kenneth B., Sara G. Vice-president The Hill Tripp Pump Co.,
general manager of Hill Machine Co. Largely interested in home city
affairs. Residence: 608 Jackson St. Office: Hill Machine Co., 23d and
St. Charles Sts., Anderson.
HOCKER, JOHN FRANKLIN
Banker; born Vera Cruz, Ind., son of Joseph and Jesteen (Sunier)
Hocker; educated in country and graded schools of Adams Co., Ind., and
Marion Normal Coll., Marion, Ind., married Monroe, Ind., Feb 4, 1893,
Rosa E. Elzey; one daughter. Was engaged in professional work;
instructor in common and graded schools for six years; in mercantile
business as hardware dealer, for ten years, and finally as inventor,
having sold patents and retired 1909. President Monroe State BAnk,
Monroe, Ind. At one time in Government service as railway mail
clerk. Republican (antionally). Recreations: Automobiling, swimming.
HOGATE, ENOCH GEORGE
Lawyer, banker; born Centreton, Salem County, N.J. Sept 16, 1849; son
of Jonathan and Sarah A. (Hawthorn) Hogate; educated in public schools
of New Jersey, Danville (Ind.) Academy. Alleghany College, Meadville,
Pa, A.B. 1872, A.M. 1875 L.L.D. 1908; C Huston; children: Jesse M.,
Charles D., W. Mary L. Engaged in practice of law since 1873;
professor of law since 1903 and dean of law school since 1906. Indiana
State University. Vice-president and director Bloomington (Ind.)
National Bank, president Indiana Cooperative Association, clerk of
Hendricks Circuit Court 1888-1892. State senator 1890-1900.
Republican; Methodist (lay member Methodist Episcopal General
Conference 18884), trustee of Methodist Episcopal Church of
Bloomington, Ind. Odd Fellow (Grand Master of Indiana, 1892-1893);
trustee Indiana Odd Fellows Home, and of Grand Lodge Hall Association.
Member American Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association, Educational
Council of American Institute of Law; trustee Indiana Village for
Epileptics. Member Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Clubs: Columbia
(Indianapolis); Fortnightly (Bloomington). Address: Blomington.
HOLLIDAY, JOHN HAMPDEN
Editor, banker; born Indianapolis, Ind., May 31, 1846; son rev.
William Adair and Lucia Shaw (Croft) Holliday; educated in Butler
Coll., Indianapolis, Hanover Coll., Ind., A.B. 1864 and A.M. 1869;
married, Baltimore, Md., Nov 4, 1875. Evanline Maciariane Rietnan;
seven children. Was reporter and correspondent for various papers;
founded Indianapolis News, 1869, and conducted it until 1892; founded
Union Trust Co., 1893, becoming president; established the
Indianapolis Press with Major Wiliam J. Richarads 1899, which was
consolidated with the News, 1901, when again took presidency of Union
Trust Co., which he had relinquished in the interim of Press. Director
Indiana National Bank, Kokomo, Marion & Western Traction Co., San
Juan Power and Water Co.; Noblesville Heat, Light and Power Co.
Independent in politics; Presbyterian. Member G.A.R. national
Geographic Society, American Academy Political and Social Science;
trustee Hanover College, McCormich Teological[sic] Seminary; president
Charity Organization Society; 33* Scottish Rite Mason, and member Phi
Gamma Delta and Phi Beta Kappa fraternities. Recreations: county life,
fishing. Clubs: University, Commercial (Indianapolis), and
Indianapolis Literary. Residence: 1121 N Meridian Street. Office:
Union Trust Co., Indianapolis.
HOLLOWAY, CHARLES EDWIN
Banker; born Knightstown, Ind., July 11, 1857; son of Cornelius B. and
Eliza A. (Martin) Holloway; graduated Danville (Ill.) High School
1874; married, Indianapolis, Ind., June 6, 1883, Jennie Belle Gordon;
two children. Entered office of Charles E Coffin, real estate broker,
Indianapolis, Ind., Aug 1, 1878; became partner under the firm name of
C.E. Coffin & Co., Jan 1, 1883; continuing partnership until Jan
1, 1900, when business was merged into the Central Trust Co.,
controlled by members of original firm, of which is now vice-president
and director; studied law and qualified for the bar, but never
practised. Vice-president and director The H.B. Heywood Co.; secretary
and director The Indiana Savings & Investment Co., director The
Marion Title Guaranty Co., Ohio and Indiana Stone Co., J.T. Polk Co.,
Polk Sanitary Milk Co., Independent Republican; Presbyterian. Member
Art Ass'n of Indianapolis and Indiana Historical Society; president
and director Dime Savings Association. Scottish Rite Mason (32*)
Shiner. Recreations: billiards, cards. Club: Commercial. Residence:
1610 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis.
Lawyer, banker; born St. Joseph County, Ind., Jan 7, 1844; son of
Ransom and Marletta (Whitlock) Hubbard; graduated Univ. of Michigan,
L.L.B.; married, South Bend, Ind., Jan 7, 1856, Martha O. Davis (now
deceased); one son, Arthur L., attorney, South Bend, Ind., engaged in
practise of law, South Bend, Ind., since 1866, continuously except six
years when Judge Circuit Court President of First National Bank of
South Bend, Ind., director South Bend National Bank of New Carlisle,
and First National Bank of New Carlisle, Ind. Ex-member Indiana State
Senate. Republican. Residence: 117 E Madison St. Office 810 Studebaker
Bldg. South Bend.
Farmer, banker; born Vigo County, Ind., 1825; son of George and Mary
(Brockway) Hussey; educated common schools. Vigo County, Ind.;
married, Terre Haute, Ind., Sep 27, 1865, Kate B. Moffatt, three
children. Engaged as bookkeeper State Bank, Terre Haute, Ind., April
1852, cashier 1854, then president; this bank was succeeded by
National State Bank of Indiana, 1865 when became president, which
position still holds under its present name of Terre Haute National
Bank. Republican: trustee and treasurer Rose Orphans Home, Terre
Haute, Ind. Elk. Residence: 204 No. 7th St. Office: Terre Haute
National Bank, Terre Haute.