Banker; born Augusta, Ohio, May 21, 1860; son of Washington and Eliza
(Hesion) Iden; married in Kosciusko County, Indiana, February 15,
1891, Viola Yeiter; children: Altha M., Mary A., Amy J. President Etna
Bank of Etna, Ind. Trustee Etna Township. Republican; member Christian
Church. Address: Etna, Green County.
JOHNSON, JAMES C.
Banker; born in Maryland, July 14, 1872; son of Edward Crighton and
Catherine (Radcliffe) Johnson; educated in Cambridge Academy and Eaton
College, Baltimore, Md.; married, Washington D.C. Nov 8, 1899, Florida
Hampton. Cashier, National Bank of Cambridge, Md., 1897-1905;
appointed by secretary of the Treasury National Bank examiner, 1906;
while examiner served as receiver Hot Springs National Bank, Hot
Springs, S. Dak., paying depositors in full; reorganized Citizens
National Bank, Evansville, Ind., and was elected vice president and
director which position still holds. Democrat; Protestant
Episcopalian. Royal Arch and Scottish Rite Mason. Knight Templar.
Recreation: Golf. Clubs: Evansville Country. Crescent. Residence: 1020
Riverside. Office: Citizens National Bank, Evansville.
JOLLY, JOHN C.
Physician, banker, born Spencer County, Nov 5, 1857; son of David N.
and Mary A. (Jones) Jolly; graduated National Normal Univ., Lebanon,
Ohio, B.S. and Ph.D. 1882; Kentucky School of Medicine, M.D. 1885
(elected speaker of class); married, Lake, Ind., March 18, 1888,
Bettie Lang; one son. President Lake State Bank; member Old Rockport
Bank, Lake Cannin Co., Lake Creamery Co., Lake Reality Co., Lake
Building and Loan Association. Republican; Methodist. Member Spencer
County Medical Association. National Medicate Association. President
Board of Park Commissioners of Nancy Hanks Lincoln Burial Ground.
Mason, Knights of Pythias, Woodman of America, member of Ben Hur and
Court of Honor. Address: Lake, Spencer County.
KEESLING, WILLIAM H.
Merchant, banker, farmer; born Henry County, Ind. Feb 17, 1849; son of
William and Eliza A. (Minnick) Keesling; educated in country district
school, Mechanicsburgh, Ind., 1855-1837[sic]; married, first
Mechanicsburgh, Ind., Oct 15, 1870, Sarah Jane Cooper (died June 20,
1881); married, second, Feb 18, 1883, Nan J. Miller of Mercer County,
Pa.; (died May 31, 1909); children: India Pearl, born Sept 13,
1872,Cecil Ray, born Feb 9, 1878, Lloyd M. born Sep 10, 1884. Imla
Earl, born April 5, 1890. Engaged in mercantile business since Sept 1,
1871, Mechanicsburgh, Ind., taught in common school, 1869-1870.
Assisted as one of chief promoters in organization of The Farmers Bank
of Middletown Ind., May 18, 1882. (now The Farmer's State Bank of
Middletown, Ind.) of which is president; also secretary Mechanicsburgh
Natural Gas & Oil Co., Mechanicsburgh, Markleville & Emporia
Telephone Co. Republican; Universalist. Address: Mechanicsburgh,
Lumberman, banker; born Dossenheim, Germany, Aug 17, 1856; son of
Christop and Katherine (Stern) Kirsch; educated in Germany and common
schools in U.S.; married in Fort Wayne, Ind., Oct 6, 1878, Amanda
Langenbacher; children: Adella, Otto L., Herold Edwin. Entered
mercantile business 1875, Bellemont, Ill.; moved to Decatur, Ind.,
1888 and entered in lumber business with A.H. Sellemeyer under name of
Kirsch & Sellemeyer; and in 1908 took in son Otto, and
Sellemeyer's son Jesse and changed name of firm to Kirsch, Sellemeyer
& Sons, which has been very successful; has not been active in the
firm since 1908. First vice-president and director old Adams County
Bank; director and treasurer Decatur Cement Roof and Block Co.,
Decatur Packing Co., and Decatur Motor Car Co.; vice-president German
Building Fund and Savings Association. Democrat; member German
Reformed Church. Director Reformed Orphans Home, Fort Wayne, Ind.;
manager and treasurer $20,000 funds for Mission House, Franklin, Wis.,
for Synod of North West, Reformed Church,; treasurer for Zion's
Classis; trustee Decatur Cemetery Ass'n and others. Address: Decatur.
KUEBLER, WILLIAM A.
Merchant, banker; born Tiffin, Ohio, Feb 25, 1856; son of Anthony and
Frances (Schabacher) Kuebler; educated common schools; married,
Decatur, Ind., May 21, 1889, Anna M. Barthel,; one daughter. Began
business career as clerk in dry goods business in 1886; formed
partnership with a Mr. Spencer who retired in 18910, then formed a
partnership with a Mr. Moltz under the firm name The Keubler[sic]
& Moltz Co.; bought out Mr. Maltz[sic] interest in 1910 and firm
name is now called The Kuebler Co., of which is now president.
Vice-president ten years, director fifteen years. First National Bank.
Democrat; Catholic. Member of Knights of Columbus. Recreations:
hunting, fishing. Residence: 4th & Monroe Sts. Office: corner 2nd
& Monroe Sts. Decatur.
LAKE, ALONZO A.
Banker, born Salem, Ind., Sept 12, 1863; son of Richard and Ellen
)Lowery) Lane; educated common and normal schools of Indiana; married,
Odon, Ind., Dec 1890, Minnie Garten; three children. Taught school ten
years; engaged in various manufacturing interests; manages flour mill
and elevator. President First National Bank Served two terms as town
clerk; one term as town trustee; three terms as school trustee.
Republican; member of Christian Church. Address: Odon.
LAUGHLIN, EDGAR TEEUMSEH
Lawyer, capitalist; born Odon, Ind., Dec 8, 1875; son of Joseph D. and
Lakie J. (Ledgerwood) Laughlin; educated in Idon High School; married,
Odon, Ind., Sept 30, 1902, Elva Pearl O'Dell; two children. has been
engaged in practice of law since admission to bar; stockholder in
several banks and insurance companies; was director First National
Bank of Odon until Jan 1, 1910; serving on Board of Finance, and
attorney for two banks. Served two terms as prosecuting attorney for
49th Judicial District of Indiana, and city attorney for Odon.
Republican; Methodist Episcopalian. Odd Fellow, member Independent
Order Red Men. Recreations: horses, shooting. Address: Odon.
Physician, banker; born Warren, Ind., Dec 23, 1867; son Jacob A and
Locky Ann (Trout) Laymon; educated Marion Normal College, Ind. Medical
Colege[sic], M.D.; married, Union City, Ind., June 20, 1900, Bienna M
Rieby; children; Robert Rieby, Ruskin. Engaged in practice of medicine
at Warren, thirteen years; organized Warren Telephone Co., of which is
director, and First National Bank, Warren, Ind., of which is
president. Democrat. Member State Medical Society, Huntington County
Medical Society. Mason, Odd Fellow, Knight of Pythias. Recreation:
Automobiling. Address: Warren.
LEWIS, WILLIAM A.
Banker and farmer; born Williamsburg, Oct 16, 1851, son of Allen W.
and Lucy T. (Hollingsworth) Lewis; educated common schools; married,
Williamsburg, Jan 15, 1874, Ella C.E.; two children: Edith, Paul E.
President First National Bank, Williamsburg, Ind. Republican. Mason,
Elks. Recreations: Reading. Address: Williamsburg.
Brewer, bank director; born Indianapolis, Ind., Aug 13, 1863; son of
Peter and Sophia (Andre) Lieber; educated in public schools and
Indianapolis, Ind., Ora D. Lane, three children. President
Indianapolis Brewing Co., The A. Leiber Co.; director Indiana Trust
Co., Merchants' National Bank. Republican. Clubs: Columbia,
University, Commercial, Indianapolis Mannerchor, German House.
Residence: 1415 N. Pennsylvania St. Office: Indianapolis Brewing Co.,
LINDSEY, CHARLES TIPTON
Banker; born South Bend, Ind., 1850; son of John T and Kate (Wyliss)
Lindsey; educated in public schools; connected with South Bend banks
for thirty years. President Citizens Loan, Trust and Savings Co.;
cashier Citizens National Bank; treasurer and director South Bend
Chamber of Commerce; director South Bend Home Telephone Co.; member
Advisory Board Public Securities Co., Chicago, Ill. Republican;
Protestant. Elk; member Indiana Socity of Chicago. Club: Indiana.
Residence: 527 W. Colfax Av. Office; 102 S Michigan St., South Bend.
Stock dealer, banker; born Alfordsville, Ind., Oct 4, 1856; son of
Joseph R. and Emily (Alford) McCord; educated Daviess County, Ind.;
married, Mt. Carmel, Ind., June 25, 1881 Etta B. Rayhill; six
children. President First National Bank. Loogootie, Ind. Republican;
Methodist. Odd Fellow. Residence: Alfordsville, Ind. Office:
Banker; born Fort Wayne, Ind., Sept 3, 1840; son of Hugh M McCulloch
(formerly Secretary of the United States Treasury, appointed by Mr.
Lincoln) and Susan (Man) McCulloch; educated in Fort Wayne High
School; married Vincennes, Ind., June 1865, Sarah Ross; two children:
John Ross and Fred Halsey. Partner in banking house or Allen Hamilton
& Co.; president Hamilton State Bank, Hamilton National Bank;
director Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railway (part of
Pennsylvania System). Held local civic positions; councilman and Water
Works trustee. Democrat (Independent). Trustee and director Hope
Hospital. Scottish Rite Mason. Recreation: farming. Clubs: Elks,
Commercial. Residence: 404 West Wayne St. Office: Calhoun St., Fort
McCULLOCH, JOHN FRANKLIN
Banker; born New Albany, Ind., Oct 2, 1858; son of John and Martha Ann
(Fry) McCulloch; graduated from Wabash College. A.B. 1880, A.M. 1893;
married, Charlestown, Ind., Oct 21, 1886, Edna M. Boyer; five
children. President First National Bank, New Albany, Ind. Republican;
Methodist. Member Indiana Beta Chapter Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Residence Charlestown, Ind. Office: New Albany.
McMAHAN, BERTE DAINE
Banker; born Bringhurst, Ind., Aug 3, 1875; son of Robert and Martha
(White) McMahan; educated Purdue Univ., class 1808. Placed in charge
of Farmers State Bank, at time of organization, Dec 21, 1907, being
now its cashier and a director. Republican. Mason, Knight of Pythias.
Retired merchant, capitalist; born Peterboro, N.Y., June 11, 1843; son
of Hugh and Mary (Wilson) McWilliams; educated in the district
schools, Peterboro Academy and Oberline College; married, Chicago,
June 29, 1871, Mary F Goodman; children: Thomas G. Mary (Mrs. J.P.
Marsh), Hugh L., Donald S. Taught school for a year in Madison;
removed to Chicago in 1865 and entered the employ of the dry goods
firm of Field, Palmer & Leiter (now Marshall Field & Co.); was
a partner in that firm from Jan, 1890 to Jan, 1900; engaged 1901-1910
in producing petroleum oil, mainly in Indiana. Enlisted as private
157th New York Volunteer infantry in 1862, advancing successively to
sergeant, second lieutenant and captain; received severe wound in leg
at Battle of Honeyhill, S.C., Nov 30, 1864. Republican; Presbyterian.
Member Military Order of the Royal Legion, Grand Army of the Republic.
Clubs: Union League, Chicago. Address: 3961 Lake av., Chicago.
McWHIRTER, FELIX T.
Banker; born Lynchburg, Tenn., July 17, 1853; son of Dr. Samuel H. and
Nancy C. (Tyree) McWhirter; graduated from East Tennessee Wesleyan
University (now Grant Memorial). A.B. 1873, A.M. 1876, Ph.D. from De
Pauw 1885; attended Johns Hopkins University 1885-1886; married Nov
18, 1878, Luella Frances Smith. Editor of Athens (Tenn.) News
1873-1876; mayor of Athens 1877-1878; instructor and associate
professor of rhetoric and English literature 1884-1888; engaged in
real estate business at Indianapolis 1888-1890; president People's
State Bank since 1900. Prohibition candidate for governor of Indiana
1904; chairman Indiana State Prohibition Committee 1893-1894,
1896-1898; member Prohibition National Committee since 1892.
Residence: 2312 College Ave. Office: 132 E Market St.,
Farmer, banker; born in Indiana, Feb 14, 1845; son of Thomas and
Harriet (Baily) Mason; graduated from Indiana Medical College 1873;
married, Pennville, Ind., 1874, Sarah Bailey; three children.
President People's State Bank. Served in Federal Army during Civil
War. Republican. Member Jav County Medical Society. Address:
MATCHETT, JOHN KEENAN
Banker; born Pierceton, Ind., Sept 10, 1871; son of Dr. William C. and
Frances (Reed) Matchett; graduated from Wooster (Ohio) University
1894. Engaged in banking business for past ten years, prior to that
time manager of estate consisting of lands and city property.
President People's Bank, Pierceton, Ind. Republican. Town treasurer.
Knight of Pythias, member Alpha Lambda chapter of Beta Theta Pi
fraternity. Recreations: music, tennis, automobiling. Address:
METZGER, ALBERT E.
Banker; born Indianapolis, Ind., March 20, 1865; son of Alexander and
Wilhelmina (Elbracht) Metzger; educated in indianapolis public schools
and Cornell Univ., married Indianapolis, Feb 6, 1892, Frances Mueller;
children: Alexander, Margaret, Norman, Louise. President and director
German American Trust Co., vice-president and director Marion Title
Guarantee Co., former incorporation and director Marion Trust Co. and
American National Bank. Former Governor Board of Trade, Republican.
Director Boys Club (a benevolent ass'n). Department of Charities, and
numerous other benevolent ass'ns; member German House, president
Cornell Alumni Ass'n of Indiana; member Cornellian Council.
Recreation: golf. Clubs: Columbia, Commercial (former vice-president
and now director), German House, Contemporary. Residence: 1508
Broadway. Office: 102-104 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis.
MILLER, CHARLES WESLEY
Lawyer, banker; born Galena, Ind., Feb 4, 1863; son of Jacob B. and
Isabella (Smith) Miller; educated in Southern Indiana Normal School,
Central Indiana Normal School, University of Michigan, L.L.B. 1894;
married, Goshen, Ind., June 1, 1887, Sarah Elizabeth Perkins. Admitted
to bar and practised law at Greenfield, Ind., 1884-1885, since which
time has practised at Goshen. Member of firm of Miller, Drake &
Hubbell; president Elkhart County Trust Co., since 1900; secretary and
director Lesh, Proutty & Abbott Co., director State Bank of Goshen
(president 1900-1905), and Home Telephone Co. Mayor of Goshen
1888-1890; delegate to National Republican Convention 1892;
presidental elector at large fro Indiana 1900; attorney general of
Indiana 1903-1907; since 1909 U.S. attorney for Indiana. Methodist.
Mason (32*). Clubs: Columbia, Marion. Residence: 221 East 15th St.
Office: Federal Building, Indianapolis.
MILLER, HUGH H.
Banker; born Nineveh, Ind., March 21, 1867; son of John Chapman and
Elizabeth Ann (Garr) Miller; graduated from Butler Coll., A.B., A.M.
Sorbonne, Paris and University of Berlin; married, Columbus, Ind., Dec
26, 1900, Nettie Irwin Sweeney; children: Elizabeth Clementine, Joseph
Irwin. Instructor in French, Butler College, 1889-1892; professor
Romance languages, 1893-1899; assistant cashier of Irwin's Bank,
1890-1906; vice-president since 1906. Member of firm and treasurer
Union Starch & Refining Co., Edenburg, Ind., director,
secretary and treasurer Indianapolis & Columbus Southern Traction
Co. Member Indiana House of Representatives 1903-1904;
lieutenant-governor of Indiana 1905-1909. Republican: member Disciples
of Christ. Trustee Butler College, Central Indiana Hospital for
Insane; member Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Tau Kappa Alpa Society.
Clubs: Columbia. Marion, University, Dramatic, Contemporary Porfoila,
Century, Indianapolis Literary (Indianapolis); Commercial (Columbus).
Residence: 608 E Fifth Street. Office: 301-303 Washington Street,
MILLIKAN, FRANK M
Banker; born in Henry County, Ind., Dec 2, 1851; son of John R. and
Martha (Koons) Millikan; attended New Castle (Ind.) High School;
graduated Spiceland (Ind.) Academy, 1873; married, first, New Castle,
Ind., Oct 16, 1874, Emma F. Boyd (died Aug 22, 1888); second, Feb 25,
1897, Elma Eliott Barbour; one son, Harry Boyd (by first wife). Taught
four years in public and graded schools; followed by political
situation as deputy treasurer of Henry County 1873-1879, and as
treasurer of Henry County 1879-1881. Member of State Republication
Executive Committee 1884-1896, secretary of said committee 1889-1894;
delegate at large from Indiana to McKinley National Republican
Convention. St. Louis 1896; chairman State Republican Executive
Committee in McKinley Campaign 1896. Resigned secretaryship of that
committee to accept Special Loan Insurance Co. of Milwaukee, Wis.,
serving over 14 years; resigned to accept presidency of Columbia
National Bank, June 1, 1909; doing general and conservation banking
and handling investment securities including real estate first
mortgages and bonds. President Columbia National Bank of Indianapolis,
and of Advance Veneer and Lumber Co. of Indianapolis; second
vice-president Security Trust Co., secretary and treasurer Northern
Investment Co., director Marion Title Guarantee Co. Recreation:
farming. Member of Crescent Lodge, Knights of Pythias, New Castle,
Ind. Club: Columbia (Indianapolis). Residence: 2110 N. Delaware St.
Office: Columbia National Bank, Indianapolis.
Banker; born Washington County, Ind., Aug 1, 1856; son of Henry and
Rebecca (Walters) Monyhan; educated township schools, North East
Township; Orleans Seminary and Blue River Academy; married first 1882,
Belle Millen; second 1907, Mary Warner; children: Blish, Henry.
Engaged in mercantile business twenty-five years; president Citizens
State Bank since 1896; director Paoli Cabinet Co. Elected to the
Legislature from Orange and Crawford Counties, 1906; nominated
treasurer of State, April 1910, but defeated in election Nov. 8, 1910;
was township trustee North East Township, Orange County, Ind. five
years. Republican; Methodist. Past Grand Chancellor Knights of Pythias
(member of Building Commission), 32* Mason, Knight Templar, Shriner.
Clubs: Columbia, Marion (Indianapolis), Address: Orleans.
MOORE, EDWARD D.
Banker; born Blanchester, Ohio, Dec 3, 1862; son of Michael M. and
Isabella (Taylor) Moore; educated in country schools of Decatur
County, Ind. With Singer Sewing Machine Co., April 27, 1878 to Feb 8,
1883, starting in adjusting department, and after two and a half
years, was transferred to accounting department. With First National
Bank of Indianapolis, Feb 8, 1883 to Dec 20, 1884, as general utility
man; since Dec 22, 1884, employed by Indiana National Bank in various
capacities, chief clerk Feb 8, 1896, assistant cashier Jan 8, 1908,
now cashier. Republican. Royal Arch Mason, Knight Templar, Scottish
Rite, and member Mystic Shrine. Clubs: Columbia. University, Highland
Golf. Residence: 318 N. East Street. Office: 3 Virginia Avenue,
Lawyer, capitalist; born Fort Wayne, Ind., March 24, 1860; son of John
and Teresa Jane (Farr) Morris; graduated from the University of
Michigan, A.B. 1883. Admitted to the bar 1886; since 1893 member of
the law firm of Breen & Morris; director People's Trust and
Savings Co. Member of the Commission for Promotion of Uniform
Legislation in the United States; delegate to Universal Congress of
Lawyers and Jurists, St. Louis 1904. Republican. Member American Bar
Association; International Law Association. Address: Fort Wayne.
MOSSMAN, B. PAUL
Capitalist; born Ft. Wayne, Ind., Oct 23, 1870; son of William E. and
Lois (Douglass) Mossman; graduated from Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
Ph.B. class 1891; married, Norwalk, Ohio, Dec 22, 1897, Emma Marion
Seymour; children: William Seymour, Dorothy Edna. President Wayne
Spoke & Bending Co.; vice-president Mossman Yarnelle & Co.,
Lincoln National Life Insurance Co., director First National Bank,
Ideal Auto Co., Fort Wayne Rolling Mill Co., Dudio Manufacturing Co.,
Ft. Wayne & Lake Erie Railroad. Republican; Congregationalist.
Member Board of Children's Guardians; 32* Scottish Rite Mason; second
lieutenant commander in Fort Wayne Consistory. Recreations: golf,
tennis, automobiling. Clubs: Wayne, Ft. Wayne Commercial (president
1905-1906). Residence: 1202 W. Wayne St. Office: Maiden Lane and Pearl
St., Ft. Wayne.
MOUNT, WALTER W.
Lawyer, banker; born Rush County, Ind., Feb 15, 1857; son of Thomas
and Elizabeth (Stewart) Mount; educated Central Indiana College,
1876-1879; married, Tipton, Ind., March 1879, Martha E. Van Buskirk;
children: Cleon Wade, Hazel, Gladys, Alta. President and director
Farmers Loan and Trust Co., treasurer and director Tipton Telelphone
Co. Has served as judge of Circuit Court, and State attorney.
Republican; member Christian Church. Trusteee Shirk Memorial Library
Fund. Mason, Elk. Address: Tipton.
Banker; born La Porte, Ind., Sept 27, 1835l; son of John Barron and
Mary (Polke) NIles; graduated from Dartmouth College, A.B.; married,
La Porte, Ind., Dec 16, 1884, Judith K. Anderson; children: Mary Sarah
Isabel. Formerly engaged in practice of law; former president NIles
& Scott Co., manufacturers of wheels; also engaged in farming.
President First National Bank of La Porte. Republican; member New
Church. Member Swedenborg Scientific Ass'n, La Ponte[sic] Historical
Society, Trustee Ruth C. Sabin Home for Old Ladies. Clubs: La Porte
Country, Current Events. Address: La Porte.
OVERMEYER, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
Physician, banker; born Lindsey, Ohio, March 27, 1856; son of William
and Elizabeth (Eversole) Overmeyer; educated Sydney, Ohio, and in the
Union Schools of Fremont, Ohio; graduated from Starling Medical
College, Columbus, Ohio 1882; married, first, Blissfield, Mich., Dec
28, 1881, Nellie Storm (deceased); second, Nov 12, 1902, Allie
Davidson. President Leiter's Ford Bank. Republican. Address: Leiter's
PARKS, BRODIE W.
Physician, banker; born Bourbon, Ind., Nov 27, 1851; son of John F.
and Melina (Hall) Parks; educated in University of Michigan; graduated
from Rush Medical College, M.D. 1876; married Dec 25, 1876, Mary Alice
Gibson; six children. President Bourbon Banking Co., secretary Bourbon
Fair Ass'n. Member Christian Church. Address: Bourbon.
PARRY, DAVID MACLEAN
Manufacturer, capitalist; born on a farm near Pittsburgh, Pa., March
26, 1852; son of Thomas J. and Lydia (Maclean) Parry; educated in
public schools, and by private instruction; married; first 1875, Cora
Harbottle (deceased), second 1883, Hessie Maxwell. From 1869 to 1873
employed as clerk at Lawrenceburg, Ind., Columbus City, Iowa, and New
York; engaged in hardware business 1873-1876 at Connersville, Ind.,
and in same business 1878-1882 at Rushville, Ind.; removed to
Indianapolis 1886; now president Parry Auto Co., which employes over
2,000 people. Former president Indianapolis Board of Trade.
Republican. President Indiana Manufacturer's Association, National
Association of Manufacturers of U.S. four years, Citizens' Industrial
Association of America, two years. Carriage Builders' National
Association. Clubs: Country, Commercial, Marion, Columbia. Address:
Golden Hill, Indianapolis.
PARSONS, ERNEST V.
Banker, manufacturer, miller, merchant; president Wabash Manufacturing
Co., Terre Haute.
PAXTON, THOMAS RICE
Lawyer, banker; born Shelby County, Ky., Sept 5, 1847; son of Rev.
John D Paxton, DD. and Martha W. (Merrill) Paxton; graduated Hanover
College, B.A. 1870 and A.M. later, Harvard Law School, L.L.B. 1874;
married, Princeton, Ind., Dec 5, 1877, Amelia Jerauld; children:
Leonora M., Laura J., Percy J. After graduating in 1870, read law in
office of David F. Embree, Princeton, Ind. one year; engaged in
practice of law, Princeton, Ind., 1874-1898, when became cashier
Peoples National Bank, becoming president later, which office he now
fills; also holding position of director since 1887; also president
and director Princeton Water Co. Republican; Presbyterian. Member
Indiana Bar Ass'n. Trustee of Wabash College; president and director
Public library Board of Princeton, Ind.; member Phi Gamma Delta
fraternity. Clubs: Indiana Harvard, University (Indianapolis),
Columbia (Indianapolis). Address: Princeton.
Banker; born in Indiana 1857; son of James J. and Margaret (Cason)
Perrin; graduate Yale Univ., B.A. 1879; married, Indianapolis, Ind.,
Oct 3, 1883, Ellenor Bates; children: Henry Bates and John Bates.
Wholesale and retail hardware merchant, 1879-1889; vice-president
Perrin National Bank, Lafayette, Ind., 1890-1900, which was organized
in the early 60's, by his father, who was continually its president.
Orangized and its president 1900-1910 American National Bank of
Indianapolis, Ind, in 1910 the American National Bank and the Fletcher
National Bank consolidated as the Fletcher American National Bank; now
chairman of the Board of Directors of same. Member Currency Commission
of American Bankers Ass'n.; member Executive Committee Yale
University, Alumni Advisory Board. 32* Mason. Recreations: golf,
motoring, shooting. Clubs: Columbia, University, Commercial, Das
Deutsche Haus, Country o Indianapolis; University of New York;
University of Chicago. Residence: 30 Blacherne, Indianapolis.
Winter residence: 480 South Orange Grove Avenue, Pasadena, Calif.
Office: Fletcher American National Bank, Indianapolis.
PETERSON, JOHN B.
Lawyer, banker; born Lowell, Ind., July 4, 1851; son of John and Mary
(Lynch) Peterson; educated common schools; married in Indiana 1876,
Calista Andrews; one daughter, Ina Bell. President and director
Calumet Trust and Savings Bank, East Chicago, Ind. Democrat. Address:
PIERSON, WILLIAM MORRIS
Physician, banker; born Greenfield, Ind., Aug 10, 1850; son of Morris
and Lucena (Burich) Pierson; educated High School Greenfield
1860-1868, Normal College, Lebanon, Ohio 1868-1869; graduated Indiana
Medical College 1874; married, Shelby County, Ind., June 8, 1878,
Etoile B. Mutz; children: Vessie M., Alma, Flora, William. President
The Union State Bank, Morristown, Ind., The Francis Pharmacy Co.,
Indianapolis, Ind.; director Porter Mfg. Co. Morristown, Ind.
Republican; Presbyterian. Member National Geographic Society; trustee
Morristown High School. Mason, Knight Templar, Shriner, Knight of
Pythias. Club: Sphynx. Address: Morristown.
PINNEY, WILLIAM E.
Lawyer, banker, farmer; born La Porte County, Ind., Nov 10, 1847; son
of William and Cynthia (Long) Pinney; educated in district school,
Valparaiso Male and Female Coll., Old Chicago Univ., and Law
Department of Indiana Univ.; married in La Porte County, Ind., Nov 25,
1875, Finette Morrison (died May 28, 1903); one daughter; Myra F.
Began practice of law at Valparaiso, April 1874; organized State Bank
of Valparaiso 1889, and Thrift Trust Co., of Valparaiso, Ind., 1904;
promoted drainage of lands in Porter and La Porte counties, Ind., by
use of floating steam dredges and tile, and has changed more acres of
wild land into farming land than any person who has resided in Porter
County. President State Bank of Valparaiso Thrift Trust Co., and
Farmers and Traders Bank. Democrat until nomination of Bryan, now
Independent. Director of Valparaiso Public Library. Recreations: Land
improvement and breeding of domestic live stock. Clubs: Saturday
Evening. Mathesis. Address: Valparaiso,
PIXLEY, GEORGE W.
Merchant, banker; born Kirkland, N.Y. March 1, 1834; son of David and
Charlotte (Mygatt) Pixley; educated in district schools, Kirkland,
Oneida County, N.Y.; two years in Clinton Liberal Institute, Clinton,
N.Y.; married Kirkland, N.Y., Dec 28, 1870, Sarah A. Lewis; one
daughter, Louise. President Tri-State Building and Loan Ass'n;
director and secretary Tri-State Loan and Trust Co.; director Old
National Bank; member of firm Pixley & Co., clothing, for thirty
years. Republican; Congregationalist. Trustee Hope Hospital. Mason
(33*), Knight Templar, Shriner. Club: Commercial. Residence: 330 West
Wayne St. Office: 807-811 Calhous St., Ft. Wayne
POTTER, WILLIAM STILES
Lawyer, banker; born Lafayette, Ind., Feb 21, 1855; son of Willaim A.
and S. Eliza (Stiles) Potter; graduated Massachusetts Agricultural
College, Amherst, Mass., B.A. 1876; married, Troy, Pa. 1855, Fanny W.
Peck; one son, George I. Vice-president National Fowler Bank; director
Merchants Electric Light and Heat Co., Lincoln Life Insurance Co.
Republican: Presbyterian. Club: Lincoln (charter member). Residence:
920 State St. Office: 4 Wallace Block, Lafayette.
PURCELL, ROYAL ELLIS
Banker, publisher; born Knox County, Ind., July 26, 1849; son of
William and Sophia (Beckes) Purcell; graduated from Hanover Coll.,
B.S. 1874, A.M. 1883; married in Vincennes, Ind., Dec 15, 1886,
Georgie Wise; children: Royal E., George W., Ethel W., Mary I., Helen
E. Editor and publisher of Western Sun (founded 1804), since 1876.
President Vincennes Second National Bank, and director Vincennes Light
and Power Co., and Knox Home Telephone Co. State senator, 1899-1903;
postmaster, 1892-1897, trustee city schools, trustee Hanover College,
and vice-president Vincennes Univ., member Indiana World's Fair Board,
1892. Democrat; Presbyterina. Member Knox County Bar Ass'n, State
Editorial Ass'n, delegate to National Editorial Ass'n. Knight Templar;
member Sigma Chi. Residence: 527 Busseron Street. Office: 119 Main
QUICK, GEORGE FRANKLIN
Banker; born Franklin, Ind., March 19, 1859; son of Cornelius and
Amanda (Sharp) Quick; attended Butler University, Irvington, Ind.,
class 1878; married, Anderson, Ind., 1878, Ollie Belle Canaday; three
sons. Assistant cashier of Anderson Banking Co., Anderson, Ind.,
twenty years; president Bank of C. Quick & Co.; president
Continental National Bank of Indianapolis since 1909. Treasurer
Madison County, Ind., four years. Republican; member Christian church.
Treasurer Orphans' Home of Anderson, and Central Christian Church.
Member Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Clubs: Columbia, Commercial, Marion.
Residence: 1522 Broadway. Office: 18 North Meridian St., Indianapolis.
QUICK, WILLIAM H.H.
Farmer, manufacturer, banker, born Henry County, Ind., Feb. 1841; son
of John and Nancy (Clary) Quick; educated common schools; married,
Elwood, Ind. 1870, Clarisia M. Douglas; one daughter. Worked on
a farm until 1881, still interested in farming; engaged in mercantile
and grain business 1866-1887;;[sic] interested in banking since 1890;
manufacturing since 1893. Vice-president Anderson Building Co.,
director People's State Bank, Anderson, Ind., Continental National
Bank; member of firm, Hoosier Fence Co., Inc. Served as Sergeant 34th
Indiana Volunteer Regiment in Civil War, 1861-1865. Republican. Mason,
Odd Fellow, Elk. Club: Columbia (Indianapolis). Address: Anderson
REEVE, CHARLES A.
Broker; born Plymouth, Ind., son of Charles H. and Abby J. (Howe)
Reeve; attended schools in Plymouth; married, Plymouth, Nov 23, 1887,
Mary F. Borroughs; one son; Charles B. Was employed with Bell
Telephone Co. twenty years, after which time became half owner of an
independent telephone plant became sole owner after seven years, and
later sold it to a corporation. Organized Marshall County Trust and
Savings Bank and served as president two years, became member Board of
Directors, and resigned Feb 1910 to engage in present occupation as
private broker. Democrat; Episcopalian (vertryman) of St. Thomas
Church, Plymouth). President Carnegie Library Board. Clubs: Social,
Civic. Residence: 500 N. Michigan St. Office: Reeve Building,
Banker; born near Mainz, Germany, Feb 15, 1847; son of Peter and
Elizabeth Reis; educated in country and public schools, Evansville,
Ind., graduated from Behm's Commercial College 1864; also attended
night school of Professor S.K. Leavitt; married, Evansville, Ind.,
Sept 9, 1869, Caroline Blass of Erie, Pa; five children living, two
deceased. Commenced business career March 8, 1865 as messenger, then
bookkeeper and paying teller, made assistant cashier, 1873, cashier
1875, director 1890, vice-president and cashier 1902, president May 1,
1908, Old State National Bank, which position still holds.
Vice-president, Evansville Clearing House. Republican; member
Evangelical Church. Treasurer Rathbone Home for Old Ladies. Mason,
member Court of Honor. Club: Country. Residence: 225 Mulberry St.
Office: 20 Main St., Evansville.
RIDER, SOLON D.
Merchant, banker; born Watertown, N.Y. July 28, 1867, son of Charles
G. and Maryette (Winslow) Rider; educated common high school; married
in Watertown, N.Y. Jan 20, 1902, Clara L. Kennedy. Engaged in retail
business 1891-1905, first at Binghamton, N.Y., afterwards at South
Bend, Ind., with branch stores at Davenport, Iowa, Quincy, Ill., and
Lafayette, Ind. Since 1905, general manager South Bend Watch Co., also
vice-president, secretary, and director; president Union Trust Co.,
Modern Home Co., Modern Securities Co.; vice-president Mary's Michigan
Avenue Land Co.; director Home Improvement Co., and Modern Life
Insurance Co. Member 39th Separate Company, National Guard of New
York, five years, retiring as sergeant. Vice-president and director
Chamber of Commerce. Republican. Mason. Clubs: Indiana (South Bend)
Country (St. Joe Valley). Indiana Society (Chicago), 24-Karat (N.Y.
City). Residence 201 North Shore Drive. Office: Care South Bend Watch
Co., South Bend.
Banker, born in Indiana Sept 12, 1839; son of Gilbert H and Emeline
(Prettyman) Rider; educated country schools; married, Crawfordsville,
Ind., Aug 3, 1882, Emma Epperson; two children. President Waynetown
State Bank. Waynetown Hotel Co. Township trustee two terms; served
three years in Civil War. Prohibitionist: Methodist. Mason, Odd Fellow
(trustee), Red Man. Address: Waynetown.
ROSE, LANDON CABELL
Banker; born La Porte, Ind., Nov 30, 1872; hon[sic] of Landon and
Nancy (Holbrook) Cabell; educated in the public schools of Indiana;
and attended Wabash College; married, Crawfordsville, Ind., 1894,
Martha Binford Thomas. Engaged in banking business in 1892 in firm of
Rose & Co., and remained with same until 1902 when assisted in
organizing the Colonial Trust and Savings Bank of Chicago of which is
now president and a director, president and a director of the North
Avenue State Bank, of Chicago; director Indiana Territory Traction
Co., Mattoon City Railway Co., Life Insurance Co. of Virginia. Member
Society of Colonial Wars and Society. Sons of American Revolution.
Address: 205 La Salle St., Chicago.
ROSE, THEODORE F.
Banker; born Fairfield, Ind., Dec 13, 1848; son of Samuel and Jane
(Harris) Rose; educated in Indiana Univ., class of 1875; married,
Bloomington, Ind., April 28, 1880, Margaret Dodds; one son; Frederick
D. President Union National Bank, Muncie, Ind., since 1902. President
Union National Bank; vice-president Indianapolis & Cincinnati
Traction Co.; director Muncie Trust Co., Federal Union Surety Co.,
Muncie Casket Co., Muncie Wheel Co., Inter-state Automobile Co.
Republican; Presbyterian. President Associated Charities. Public
Library, School Board, Industrial Ass'n; trustee Indiana University.
Mason (32*), Odd Fellow, and member Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
Club: Social. Address: Muncie.
RUMELY, EDWARD ALOYSIUS
Corporation official: born La Porte, Ind., Feb 28, 1882; son of Joseph
J. and Margaret (Zimmerman) Rumely; educated in Notre Dame, Oxford,
England, University of Heidelberg and Freiburg, Germany, graduating
M.D.; married, La Porte, Ind., April 2, 1910, Fanny Scoot. Developed
and financed oil burning engine for plowing, and other power on farm;
secretary and treasurer M. Rumely Co., manufacturers of agricultural
machinery. President Interlaken School, (founded by him). Member
American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Club: Union League
(Chicago). Address: La Porte.
RUMELY, WILLIAM NICHOLAS
Capitalist; born La Porte, Ind., March 20, 1858; son of Menard and
Theresia Rumely; attended Notre Dame University and Stevens Institute
of Technology; married, Hamilton, Ohio, Oct 3, 1888, Anna Long.
President M. Rumely Co., manufacturers of agricultural implements of
La Porte, Ind., also director Colonial Trust and Savings Bank and
North Avenue State Bank, Chicago. Member American Society of
Mechanical Engineers, and of Franklin Institute, (Philadelphia).
Address: 1012 Harrison St., La Porte.
Capitalist, banker; born Fredonia, N.Y., March 6, 1819, son of Moses
and Nancy Sage; educated in Fredonia, N.Y.; married first, Adamsville,
Mich., 1840, Juno e. Adams; second, Oshkosh, Wis., Dec 20, 1859, Eliza
J. Adams; children: Charles S., Frank A., Jennie G. (now Mrs. Dana
Hotchkin). At the age of 21 entered the milling and mercantile
business with father and brother under firm name of Moses Sage &
Sons; at age of 40, at father's death, changed firm name to
M.G.&N. Sage; removed business to Elkhart, Ind., in 1869,
continuing only in the milling line; in 1880 entered banking business
and retired from the milling business in 1890. Presidnet St. Joseph
Valley Bank, 1880-1904; president First State Bank since 1905. Member
Royal Arcanum. Club: Century (Elkhart). Adress: 214 Division St.,
SCHNECK, BENJAMIN F.
Banker and manufacturer; born Seymour, Ind., Sept 25, 1875; son of
Louis and Mary (Spreen) Schneck; married, Detroit, Mich., Nov 25,
1906, Louise Perrien. President and treasurer, Seymour Woolen Factory
Co.; vice-president and director First National Bank, Seymour, Ind.
Treasurer Board of Education. Republican; Methodist. Director Schneck
Memorial Hospital. Mason, Knight of Pythias. Club: Columbia,
Indianapolis, Ind. Address: Seymour.
Capitalist; born Saginaw, Mich., 1873; son of E.H. and Mary R. (Niles)
Scott; graduated from University of Michigan 1895, B.S. in Mechanical
Engineering; married, La Porte, Ind., June 20, 1906, Louise Bosserman.
Treasurer, Petoskey, Bay View & Northern Gas Co., 1902-1905;
trustee in bankruptcy of Planett Manufacturing Co., bankrupt
1906-1909; owner La Porte Gas Meter Co., 1904-1910. Now director First
National Bank of La Porte, Ind. Address: La Porte.
SEITER, VICTOR EMANUEL
Banker; born Toledo, Ohio, Dec 19, 1859; son of Joseph and Catherine
(Vollmer) Seiter; educated in free schools and Hall's Business
College, Logansport, Ind., 1866-1875; maried, Logansport, Ind., May
16, 1902, Martha E. Scherer; children: Victor Karl, born April 22,
1903; Kathryne M. born Nov 16, 1906.Received business training from
father 1870; became secretary 1883, Jenny Electric Light & Power
Co., Logansport, Ind.; re-incorporated 1888 as Logansport Electric
light & Power Co., of which was secretary, treasurer and manager
until 1896, when City of Logansport installed Municipal Plant; was
elected vice-president 1893 of newly incorporated Logansport State
Bank, Logansport, Ind., president since 1899; director and treasurer
Loagansport Land and Improvement Co., director Business Men's
Association of Logansport, Gold Democrat. Director Masonic Temple
Association, Logansport, Ind., Tipton Lodge No. 33 F.&A.M.,
treasurer since 1896, Royal Arch, Royal and Select Masters and
Scottish Rite (32*) Mason; Knight Templar, Shriner, Elk, Forester,
member Eastern Star and Deutscher Verein, Logansport, Ind. Recreation:
automobiling. Clubs: Social Family. Residence: 212 Eel River Ave.
Office: 401 Market St., Logansport.
SHIRK, JAMES A
Banker; born on farm, Franklin County Ind., Oct 15, 1856; son of
Andrew and Sarah (Wright) Shirk; educated in common district school,
and State University, Bloomington, Ind.; married, Tipton, Ind., April
5, 1893, Ora Newcomer; children; Herbert N. born 1896, Esther born
1904. Worked on farm until twenty-six years of age; went to Petoskey,
Mich., and engaged in hardware business for about six years; removed
to Delphi 1890, and accepted position in Citizens National Bank, as
teller, becoming assistant cashier, cashier, and now president.
Republican; Baptist. Recreation: Automobiling. Address: Delphi.
SHIRK, JOHN C.
Manufacturer, banker; born Brookville, Ind., March 14, 1858; son of
Andrew and Sarah (Wright) Shirk; graduated from Indiana University,
B.S. 1881; married Brookville, Ind., March 3, 1886, Laura Chafee;
seven children. President The National Brookville Bank, Brookville
Telephone Co., New Franklin Furniture Co., President and treasurer
Brookville Furniture Co., secretary and treasurer Franklin County
Farmers Insurance Co. Ex-treasurer of Indiana Bankers' Association.
Served six years on Public School Board. Republican; President of
trustees Brookville Methodist Episcopal Church; president Brookville
Public Library, and president Brookville Historical Society. Scottish
Rite Mason, Odd Fellow, Shriner; member Phi Delta Theta
fraternity. Recreations: farming, automobiling. Club: Brooksville
Saturday. Addresss: Brookville.
SHOCKLEY, CLARENCE MARION
Banker; born Milan, Ind., April 6, 1878; son of Elijah and Lydia
Shockley; graduated from public school and attended Moores Hill
College; married, Milan, Ind., April 5, 1900, Melissa Maud Bell.
Taught school four years, editor of Ripley Journal, official
Democratic organ of Ripley County, Indiana, five years since 1907,
cashier Moores Hill State Bank, Moores Hill, Ind.; also treasurer
Moores Hill Improvement Association, and of Town of Moores Hill.
Democrat; Methodist. Mason. Address: Moores Hill.
SHORT, CHARLES E.
Hardware, merchant, banker; born in Fountain County, Ind., June 14,
1860; son of James and Amanda (Kemp) Short; educated in common country
schools, one year at Wabash College, and one year in Ladoga (Ind.)
Normal School; married, Fountain County, Ind., Dec 28, 1884, Mary E.
Wade; children; James B., Nina, Frank. Engaged in farming until 28
years of age; taught school five years; engaged in elevator and
milling business, Hillsboro, Ind., 1889-1899; in hardware business
since 1901. President Farmers Bank; manager Hillsboro Hardware
Co. Democrat; member Christian Church. Mason, Knight of
Macabees, Modern Woodman. Address: Macabees.
SINCLAIR, LEE WILEY
Capitalist; born Cloverdale, Ind., Feb 18, 1836; son of Isaac R. and
America Sinclair; educated in country schools; married, Salem, Ind.,
1866, Caddie Persise. Engaged in woolen mill business until 1888 at
Greencastle and Salem, Ind., and at Chicago, Ill.; got control of
one-third interest in West Baden Springs in 1880, and acquired entire
interest of partnership in 1901; president and organizer of West
Baden Springs Co. President West Baden National Bank, and Bank of
Salem, Ind. Erected at West Baden Springs, 1902, a hotel costing
$1,000,000, and was first to bring resort to general notice. Address:
SMITH, FRED J.
Banker; born La Porte, Ind. March 25, 1862; son of Louis and Sophia
Smith; educated in common schools, La Porte, Ind.; married, La Porte,
April 11, 1887, Helen Maas; three sons; Russell, Walter. Lawrence.
Worked on a farm; went to Whiting when Standard Oil Co. opened
in that town; engaged in bakery, restaurant and hotel business, and
afterward engaged in real estate and banking business. President First
National Bank, Whiting, Ind., Smith, Bader, Davidson Co., Inc.,
Whiting Land Co., Washington Park Land Co., Inc., vice-president
Indiana Harbor State Bank, Indiana Harbor, Ind.; treasurer The
Petrolene Co., Whiting Lumber & Coal Co. Tolleston Lumber &
Coal Co., Gary, Ind.; director Citizens Trust and Savings Bank,
Indiana Harbor, Ind. Became first trustee when town was organized
1890; now mayor Whiting, Ind., four years. Democrat; Lutheran.
President Board of Education three years. Club: Commercial
(president). Residence: (summer) Lake Wawasee, Ind.; (winter) 417
Oliver St. Office: 500 N.Y. Ave., Whiting.
SMITH, JOSEPH LYCURGUS
Physician, banker ;born in Ohio, Feb 7, 1852; son of J.H. and Caroline
(Frick) Smith; graduated Cincinnati, Ohio, M.D. 1878; married in
Indiana 1875, Allie Emenhiser; five children. Engaged in practice of
medicine 1878-1903; also engaged in farming. President Hoagland State
Bank. Served as auditor of Allen County, Ind. 1903-1907; United States
Pension Examining surgeon 1893-1897. Democrat; Evangelical Lutheran.
Scottish Rite Mason (32*), Odd Fellow. Address: Hoagland.
SMITH, OMAR BISHOP
Banker; born Rochester, Ind., Nov 1, 1868; son of Jeremiah H and Anna
(Carruthers) Smith; educated Rochester High School; married,
Rochester, Ind., Dec 29, 1890, Leita Norton Copeland; children: G.
Percy and Genevieve. Cashier and director First National Bank,
Rochester, Ind., since 1889; president and director Fulton State Bank,
Fulton, Ind., since Oct 1907; treasurer and director The Rochester
Bridge Co., Rochester, Ind., since 1902. Served as treasurer and
member of City School Board fiver years; elected first mayor of
Rochester, Ind. Dec 1909. Democrat; Methodist. Secretary and trustee
Rochester Public Library. Trustee Masonic Lodge; secretary Rochester
Chapter; treasurer Knight of Pythias Lodge. Recreation: automobiling.
SNELL, THOMAS THORNTON
Banker; born Clinton, Ill., Jan 3, 1879; son of James Thornton and
Hannah A. (Conklin) Snell; educated in ward schools, Illinois Wesleyan
University and the State Normal School at Bloomington, Ill.;
Lawrenceville Preparatory School. Lawrenceville, N.J. Was
cashier and organizer Snell & Co., bankers, Niles, Mich.; then
engaged with St. Joseph Valley Bank, Elkhart, Ind., as vice-president
and manager. In 1906 organized First National Bank of Gary, Ind.; now
being president and manager; president and director First Trust and
Savings Bank of Gary, Ind.; director South Side Trust and Savings Co.,
Gary, Ind., St. Joseph Valley Bank, Elkhart, Ind. Republican. Elk.
Clubs: South Shore Country (Chicago). Gary Commercial (Gary). Address.
First National Bank, Gary.
Banker; born in Illinois, Feb 13, 1832; son of F.A. and Mary
Sommerville; educated in common schools; married, in Frankfort, Ind.,
March 1858, Martha A. Somerville; seven children. Engaged in
mercantile business. 1856-1882, and superintendent of gas works
1882-1891. President Crawfordsville Trust Co., president and director
Citizens National Bank, president Home Building Ass'n, Crawfordsville
Building Ass'n; treasurer Hoosier Building Ass'n, and director
Crawfordsville Iron and Nail Co. Republican: Presbyterian. Odd Fellow.
Red Man. Address: 118 East Main Street, Crawfordsville.
SOWARDS, THOMAS J.
Banker; born Seneca County, Ohio, Feb 10, 1844; son of John and Sarah
(Cole) Sowards; educated common schools; married, Wells County, Ind.,
Jan 1, 1866, Rachel L Dailey (died Sept 23, 1909); five children.
Engaged as operator of saw mills, five years; in grocery store
business one year; carpenter thirty years; engaged in farming six
years; banking business two years. President Bank of Tocasin. has been
township trustee, drainage commissioner, county assessor, and member
of County Council; served as volunteer 164th Ohio Infantry in Civil
War. Democrat. Knight of Pythias; member Grand Army of Republic.
SPRINGER, WILLIAM EDGAR
Banker; born Elizabethtown, Ind. 1858; son of Edward and Nancy
(Collier) Springer; educated Elizabethtown, Columbus, and Hartsville,
Ind,; married, Elizabethtown, Ind. 1885, Alice Clist; two children;
Hazel, Joe. Engaged as cashier 1890-1907, Farmers and Merchants Bank;
president of same since 1907. Untied States Bank examiner 1907-1909.
Member House of Representatives State of Indiana 1905; member State
Senate of Indiana 1907-1909. Republican; member Christian Church.
Scottish Rite Mason, Knight of Pythias. Shriner, member State Grange.
Recreations: Hunting, fishing. Address: Elizabethtown.
STUDEBAKER, JOHN MOHLER
Manufacturer, banker; born Gettysburg, Pa. Oct 10, 1833; son of John
and Rebecca (Mohler) Studebaker; educated in district school of
Ashland County, Ohio, where parents removed in 1836; married, South
Bend, Ind. Jan 2, 1860, Mary Jane Stull. Removed to South Bend, Ind.,
1851 and following year entered employ of John Cotton, wagon
manufacturer. In 1852, together with two brothers, manufactured a
wagon, which was given to a company organized to go to California to
pay for his share of company's expenses; party disbanded 1853.
Employed by H.L. Hines, a blacksmith and later became partner; in 1858
returned to South Bend and became connected with firm of Studebaker
Brothers which changed name to C.&J.M. Studebaker; later admitted
two other brothers to firm, and again changed name to Studebaker
Brothers Manufacturing Co., of which is now president. President St.
Joseph Loan and Trust Co., since 1900. Address: South Bend.
Banker; born in Preble County, Ohio, July 5, 1859; son of Noah and
Rebecca (Saylor) Swihart; married St. Joseph, Mich., June 12, 1909,
Rose Naber one child. has interests in Farmers Loan and Trust Co.,
Columbia City, Ind., Peru Telephone Co., Peru, Ind., also owns several
farms. President and has interest in The Farmers State Bank.
Republican. Address: South Whitley.
TABER, EARL RAILSBACK
Banker, capitalist; born Plymouth, Ind., Nov 30, 1883; son of Thomas
Oliver and Melissa Jane (Railsback) Taber; graduated Argos High
School, Argos, Ind., 1900; Oberlin (Ohio) Academy 1902; Univ. of
Indiana 1905; married, Bremen, Ind., March 23, 1910, Laura E.
Dietrich. With J.H. Taber & Co., Los Angeles, Calif. 1905-1907;
cashier of State Exchange Bank of Argos, Ind. 1907-1910; now president
First National Bank, Arogs[sic], Ind., First Trust & Savings Bank,
Argos, Ind.; vice-president Standard Life Insurance Co., South Bend,
Ind.; treasurer Argos Manufacturing Co., Crown Cable and
Specialty Co., Argos, Ind.; member of firm Wickizes, McClue & Co.,
Argos, Ind. President Board of Trustees, Argos, Ind. Republican, Mason
(32*), Knight Templar, Elk. Address: Argos.
TANDY, CARROLL S.
Lawyer, banker; born Ghent, Ky, May 30, 1856; son of James B. and
Harriet A. (Schenck) Tandy; educated in Ghent College, and Indiana
State University; graduated from Louisville (Ky.) Law School; married,
Mansfield, Ohio, Jan 9, 1889, Jeannette Carpenter; six daughters.
Engaged in practice of law twenty-eight years; president First
National Bank, Vevay, Ind., twenty-six years; director Union Furniture
Co. Democrat; member of Christian Church. Odd Fellow. Recreation:
Farming. Address: Vevay.
THOMAS, SOLOMON L.
Merchant, banker; born in Indiana, Feb 21, 1860; son of William A. and
Jane (Taylor) Thomas; educated common schools of Millersburg; married,
Millersburg, Ind., Oct 23, 1892, Della J. Dewey; children; Paul D.,
Helen Annette, Esther Iown, Franklin A. Engaged in hardware and
implement business July 1889. President Millersburg State Bank.
Democrat; Evangelical Lutheran. Mason, Knight of Pythias. Address:
THOMPSON, CHARLES NEBEKER
Lawyer, bank, director; born Covington, Ind., July 7, 1861; son of
Wiliam and Hannah (Nebeker) Thompson; graduated from De Pauw
University, A.B. 1882, A.M. 1885; married, Indianapolis, Ind., Oct 7,
1891, Julia A. Conner. Admitted to bar, 1885. Counsel and director
Marion (Ind.) Trust Co., Federal Union Surety Co., Indianapolis Fire
Insurance Co., Western Audit and Appraisal Co.,, Citizens' Savings
Bank Deposit Co.; director W.C. Walsh Co., and Indianapolis Light and
Heat Co. Author of "Thompson on Building Associations" Member Indiana
Senate 1900-1904. Republican; Presbyterian. Member Phi Kappa Psi
fraternity. Clubs: Country. Literary, Marion, Columbia. Residence:
1824 North Penn St. Office: Lemcke Building, Indianapolis.
THORNTON, EDMUND Braxton
Cut stone contractor, banker; born Bedford, Ind., Jan 11, 1856;
sone[sic] of George A. and Mary A. (Braxton) Thornton; educated Normal
School, Medina, Ohio; married, Bedord, Ind., Oct 15, 1878, Mary Louise
Carlton; five children (one deceased). President Ottawa Silican Co.,
Ottawa, Ill., Bedrod Steam Stone Works, Bedford Home Telephone Co.
Imperial Stone Co.; vice-president Citizens National Bank. Taught
school two years; was county superintendent of schools 4 years.
Republican, Presbyterian. Trustee Bedford Public Library, Green Hill
Cemetery Ass'n. Address: Bedford.
TODD, RALPH STUDABAKER
Banker; born Bluffton, Ind., Aug 5, 1880; son of Jacob J. and Mary J.
(Studabaker) Todd; educated in Bluffton graded and high schools, and
De Pauw Univ., Greencastle, Ind., Ph.B.; married, Greenfield, Ind.,
Oct 15, 1902; Agnes Moulden; children: James Moulden, Martha. Engaged
as bookkeeper for The Studabaker Bank 1901, assistant cashier
1904-1906, cashier 1906-1909, and president since July 1909; director
The Bank of Petroleum. Director of the Merchants & Manufacturers
Ass'n; member Executive Committee Indiana Bankers' Association.
Republican; Methodist. Trustee De Pauw Univ., director Fairview
Cemetery Association of Bluffton, Ind.; member Beta Theta Pi, and
Theta Nu Epsilon fraternities; Mason (32*) and Shriner. Residence: 412
W. Market Street. Office: 113 W. Market Street, Bluffton.
VARNER, GEORGE W.
Physician, surgeon, banker; born Chrisney, Ind., July 7, 1862; son of
Isaac and Ida M. (Alley) Varner; graduated National Normal Univ., B.S.
1883; Kentucky School of Medicine, M.D. 1886; married, Evansville,
Ind., June 24, 1891, Olive L. Edmond; five children. Vice-president
(director and member Executive Board) West Side Insurance and Real
Estate Co.; director and member Executive Board West Side Building,
Loan & Savings Ass'n; director Evansville Pure Milk Co.
Republican; Methodist Episcopalian. Member American Medical Ass'n.,
Evansville Medical Ass'n, Vanderburg County Medical Ass'n, Ohio Valley
Medical Ass'n; sugeon St. Mary's Hospital, Evansville; medical
director American Bankers' Life Insurance Co., of Evansville, Ind.;
physician and surgeon to County Orphan Home. Residence: 907 W.
Franklin St. Office: 1002 W. Franklin St., Evansville.
Banker, financier; born Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug 20, 1845; son of Thomas
and Eleanor (Palmer) Vater; educated in common schools of
Indianapolis; married, Vernon, Ind., Oct 16, 1866, Aramantha C.
Vawter; children: Rev. Williamson D., Agnes Eugenia. Owner and editor
LaFayette Daily Journal 1869-1883, LaFayette Daily Call 1885-1896;
assistant cashier Perrin National Bank 1898-1902; secretary Indiana
Trust & Safe Deposit Co., 1899-1902; treasurer LaFayette Loan
& Trust Co. 1902-1909. Director and assistant cashier Perrin
National Bank; secretary and director Indiana Trust & Safe Deposit
Co.; treasurer and director LaFayette Loan & Trust Co. Chairman
Republican Central Committee and Republican State delegations.
Republican; Presbyterian. National Executive Committeeman Republican
State Editorial Ass'n, president Masonic Temple Ass'n and different
offices in social and literary clubs. President and director Masonic
Temple. Knight Templar. Clubs: Parlor, Ethical, Church. Residence: 509
Perrin Av. Office: 335 Columbia St., Lafayette.
VERMILLION, JESSE L.
Banker; born Madison County, Ind., son of U.C. and Mary (Morrow)
Vermillion; educated Butler College, Irvington, Ind.; married,
Anderson, Ind., 1888, Carrie L. Swank; children: Geraldine, Mary,
Louis, Robert. President Anderson Banking Co., Anderson, Ind., Farmers
& Merchants Bank, Summitville, Ind., Vermillion Co., Anderson
Ind., treasurer Anderson Loan Ass'n, Mosher Automobile Co.; director
Anderson Trust Co., Alexandria Bank, Dwiggins Wire Fence Co. Democrat.
Mason, member Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. Recreations: Golf, horseback
riding. Club: Anderson Country. Address: Anderson.
VOLLMER, JOHN PHILLIPS
Capitalist; born Birkenfeld, Wurtembery, Germany, Jan 25, 1847; son of
Otto Phillip and Elizabeth (Fix) Vollmer; removed to Indiana in
boyhood; educated in North-western Christian (now Butler) Univ; Prof.
Richter's School of Technology, Indianapolis; married, Walla Walla,
Wash., Sept 27, 1870, Sallie Elizabeth Barber. Engaged in
banking, manufacturing, merchandise, farming and milling. Member firm
of John P. Vollmer & Co., E Eaumeister & Co., Vollmer &
Scott; president of First National Bank of Genesee, Bank & Trust
Co. of Vollmer; Farmers Bank & Trust Co. of Kendrick, and Bank of
Steumenburg; vice-president First National Bank of Grangeville, and
First Bank of Troy. Address: Lewiston.
VORIS, JAMES C.
Retired farmer; born Franklin, Ind., Aug 8, 1863; some of James
C. and Dorothy J. (Aten) Voris; educated Johnson County common
schools; graduate Indiana Business University, Indianapolis, Ind.,
1886; married, Shelbyville, Ind., Dec 25, 1888, Annie Timepins. Owns a
large farm containing 160 acres. President and director Fairland
National Bank, Fairland, Ind. Democrat (Independent); Methodist.
Knight of Pythias. Address: Fairland.
Banker, miller and grain dealer; born, Cincinnati, July 7, 1862; son
of David B. and Elizabeth (Fruish) Wallace; educated public schools;
married, Reynolds, Ind., April 10, 1890, M.J. Wittenberg; three sons.
President Wallace Miling Co., Dale Creamery Ass'n, Dale Gas Co., and
Dale Bank. Democrat, Presbyterian. Odd Fellow, Modern Woodman of
America. Address: Dale.
WALTERS, JACOB S.
Pharmacist, banker; born Nappanee, Ind., Feb 19, 1855; son of Justice
and Elizabeth (Hartman) Walters; (both of German descent); married, in
Indiana 1879, Henrietta Burkholder; five sons, four daughters. has
been in drub business thirty-four years and also in banking business
since 1907. Organizer and president First National Bank, Nappanee,
Ind. Prohibitionist; Methodist. Member Indiana Pharmaceutical
Association. Mason. Member of South Bend (Ind.) Commandery. Knight
Templar. Address: Nappanee.
WATSON, SAMUEL JOHNSTON
Banker; born Greenville, Pa., Sept 18, 1877; son of Harry and Annie M.
(Johnston) Watson; graduated Princeton Univ., B.A.; married, Michigan
City, Ind., Nov 7, 1903, Alice Ford Johnson. Two sons; Samuel J. Jr.,
Ford Johnson. Formerly treasurer Star and Crescent Milling Co.,
Chicago, Ill. President and director Northern State Bank, Gary, Ind.
Republican; Presbyterian. Recreation: hunting. Club: Gary University.
Residence: 769 Madison St. Office: 581 Broadway, Gary.
WEIS, WILLIAM DANIEL
Physician, surgeon, banker; born in Indiana, Nov 28, 1873; son of
Jacob A and Julia A (Long) Weis; educated in Crown Point (Ind.) High
School; graduated from Valparaiso Univ., B.S. 1898, Chicago College of
Medicine and Surgery, M.D. 1904; married, Hammond, Ind., Jan 31, 1906,
Jessie C. Fish. Professor of bacteriology and pathology, American
College of Medicine and Surgery 1901-1904; professor histology and
natural science, Valparaiso College, 1898-1901. Vice-president
Citizens' German National Bank, West Hammond Brass Works, Young's
Elastic Rubber Roof Paint Co. President Lake Michigan Sanitary Ass'n.
Commissioner of Health, City of Hammond, Ind., since 1908. Democrat;
Roman Catholic. Member Hammond Medical Ass'n., Lake County Medical
Ass'n, Indiana Medical Ass'n., American Medical Ass'n,. Knight of
Columbia,Modern Woodman of America, member Catholic Order of
Foresters. Address: R.F.D.., No 1, Hammond.
WEST, PRICE D.
Lawyer, banker; born Allen County, Ind., Dec 27, 1861; son of Fisher
C. and C. Ann (Wheeler) West; educated in Fort Wayne Methodist
Episcopal College; graduated from De Pauw University, B.A., A.M.,
University of Michigan, L.L.B.; married, Albion, Ind., June 10, 1906,
Nan J. Peterson; children: Fisher, Donner. Engaged in practice of law,
Auburn, Ind., twenty years; organized Dec 26, 1903. Savings Loan and
Trust Co., Auburn, Ind., now president and general attorney; organized
Nov 1908, Garrett Savings Loan and Trust Co., Garrett, Ind., of which
is president and attorney; organized July 1909, Mortgage Loan and Real
Estate co.; president and attorney Auburn Creamery Co., Auburn, Ind.
Democrat. Mason (32*), Knight of Pythias. Recreation: Farming. Clubs:
Commercial (trustee) Auburn Country. Address: 907 South Main St.,
WILDING, CHARLES A.
Banker; born Cleveland, Ohio, Oct 7, 1839; son of James and Anna
Wilding; educated in public schools; married, Plymouth, Ind. Oct 29,
1890, Pearl A. Woodward; one daughter: Margrethe E. President
Tri-State Loan and Trust co.; director and chairman Finance Committee
First National Bank. Republican; Methodist. Knight of Pythias, 33*
Mason and Knight Templar. Recreations: hunting, fishing. Clubs:
Country. Commerical. Residence: 902 West Wayne St. Office: 811 Calhoun
St., Fort Wayne.
WILDMAN, HERBERT H.
Banker; born Wolcottville, April 1, 1860; son of Levi L and Louisa M.
(Taylor) Wildman; married, Wolcottville, May 26, 1878. Minnie C.
Parks; four children; Viola A., Vida L., Wilma E. (deceased), Leon L.
President and owner Wildman Exchange Bank, Wolcottville, Ind.
Republican; Baptist. Chapter Mason, Odd Fellow; member Brotherhood of
Baptist Churhc. Address: Wolcottville.
WILLIAMS, CHARLES NORRIS
Banker; born Dayton, Tippecanoe County, Ind., April 10, 1856; son of
Henry and Martha Barnum (Haight) Williams; educated Crawfordsville
High School and Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind.; married
Lafayette, Ind. Apr 6, 1896, Margaret Doll. Engaged in private and
general banking business since 1880; president and member Board of
Directors Farmers Trust Company., Indianapolis, Ind.; second
vice-president and director Marion Title Guaranty Co. Republican;
Presbyterian. Scottish Rite Mason, Shriner, Knight Templar. Clubs:
Columbia, Marion, Country. Residence: 1355 North Pennsylvania St.
Office: 10 East Market St., Indianapolis.
Lawyer, banker; born Indianapolis, Ind., Nov 28, 1864; son of William
Watson and Mary Allen (Evans) Woollen; graduated Yale, A.B. 1886, A.M.
1888, married, Indianapolis, Ind., June 9, 1896, Nancy Baker; one son,
Evans Woollen Jr. Vice-president counsel and director Fletcher
American National Bank, Indianapolis, Ind. Democrat; Presbyterian.
Residence: 1635 Talbott Av. Office: Fletcher American National Bank,
WORDEN, CHARLES H.
Lawyer, banker; born Fort Wayne, Ind., Sept 14, 1859; son of James L.
and Anna (Grable) Worden; educated Univ. of Michigan; married, Fort
Wayne, Ind., Jan 10, 1884, Elizabeth Marshall Hoffman; three children:
Marshall Wines, Alice and Charles James. Engaged in practice of law
until June 1902, when was elected vice-president and manager First
National Bank, Fort Wayne, Ind. At that time was associated with Judge
Allen Zollars, Worden & Zollars and had large corporation and
financial business connections. Vice-president and director Hartford
City Paper Co., director Fort Wayne Oil & Supply Co. Independent
in politics; Presbyterian (Elder). President Indiana State Bankers
Ass'n. (since 1909). Mason (32*); member Psi Upsilon fraternity.
Recreation: walking. Club: Commercial of Fort Wayne, Ind. (director
five years). Residence: 625 West Wayne St. Office: First National
Bank, Fort Wayne.