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Elias Gaalaas
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gaalaas Elias, Minneapolis. Res 3301 14th av S, office 416 8th av S. Bookbinder. Born Mar 29, 1862 in Norway, son of John and Alie (Christensen) Gaalaas. Married June 3, 1896 to Bertha Farsblad. Educated in common schools; learned bookbinding at Hamar Norway 1877-82; moved to Minneapolis 1883 and has been engaged in bookbinding to date. Bought out other interests in firm of A J Dahl & Co and is sole owner.


James Gage
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gage James E, Minneapolis. Res 2305 S Aldrich av, office 803-806 Chamber of Commerce. Grain merchang. Born April 7, 1849 at Waterloo N Y, son of John and Eleanor (Probasco) Gage. Married Jan, 1871 to Rhoda E Collier. Educated in the public schools. Member Andrews & Gage grain elevators and comn merchants 1893 to date.


Chester Gale
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gale Samuel Chester, Minneapolis. Res 68 S 11th st. Real estate and mortgage loans. Born Sept 15, 1827 in Royalston Mass, son of Isaac and Tamar (Goddard) Gale. Married 1861 to Susan A Damon of Holden Mass. Prepared for college at public schools and academy in Mass and graduated from Yale College 1854; studied law at the Harvard Law School. Moved to Minneapolis in 1857 and practiced law there until 1861; in present business 1861 to date. Has served as member of the Minneapolis City Council; a member of the Minneapolis Board of Education for 12 years and a member of the Library Board for many years to date. At one time president of the Board of Trade and pres of the Minneapolis Industrial Exposition.


Charles Gardner
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gardner Charles Williams, Minneapolis. Res 1900 S Dupont av, office Soo Line bldg.. Railroad official. Born Feb 17, 1861 at Rushville N Y, son of Harvey and Marietta (Mills) Gardner. Married Helen M Conolley 1882. Attended public schools in St Paul; graduated from high school. Left school in 1878 and became office boy for St Paul & Pacific now Great Northern Ry; clk for Red line Transit co 1879; in office sec of Minn lines 1879-82; sec Minn lines 1882-84; gen agent N W Traffic Assn Minneapolis 1884-86; auditor Minneapolis & Pacific R R 1887; auditor Minneapolis Sault Ste Marie & Atlantic (Soo Line) R R 1887 to date. Dir First State Bank New Auburn Wis. Original promoter Commercial Club Minneapolis and dir from its foundation.


Ross Gamble
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gamble Ross A, Minneapolis. Res 2644 Nicollet av, office 224 N 6th st. Commission merchant. Born May 22, 1867 in Owatonna Minn, son of William and Matilda (Robinson) Gamble. Married 1894 to Margaret Farmer. Educated in Common schools Owatonna; variously employed 1888-92; in who comn business Minneapolis 1892 to date; incorporated 1901 as Gamble, Robinson Commission Co. V pres Gamble, Robinson Fruit Co Aberdeen S D and dir Merchants Cold Storage Co Minneapolis.


Edson Gaylord
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gaylord Edson S, Minneapolis. Res 2221 N Fremont av, office 550 Temple Court. Lawyer. Born Sept 22, 1861 at West Cheshire Conn, son of Samuel D and Caroline A (Russell) Gaylord. Married March 1887 to Louise March. Moved to Minn 1870 and resided in Garden City until 1878; moved to Minneapolis 1878; graduated from high school Minneapolis 1879; U of M, B A 1883; LL B 1885; admitted to the bar in 1885; engaged in the gen practice of law in Minneapolis to date. Member Chi Psi college fraternity; I O O F, Royal Arcanum, A O U W, M W A and Masonic fraternity.


Ernest R. Gaylord
Source: Progressive men of Minnesota. (Shutter, Marion Daniel, 1853-ed.) Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Journal (1897) Submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Ernest R. Gaylord, cashier of the Metropolitan Bank of Minneapolis, is a younger man than in usually found in such an important position of trust. He was born February 20, 1863, at Saugatuck, Connecticut, a son of S. D. and Carrie Russell (Gaylord). The Gaylords are one of the oldest Connecticut families, the first member of which landed there 1631. When Mr. Gaylord was five years of age, in 1868, his parents came to Minnesota and settled in Blue Earth County. He remained there until the age of fifteen, when he came to Minneapolis, and was here afforded the better educational advantages of the public schools of this city. He left school at the age of sixteen, and earned his first money carrying papers for the Minneapolis Tribune. Subsequently he secured a position with Charles Young, a job printer, in the old Brackett block. Afterward he was employed by E. P. Howell, boot and shoe dealer. He only remained in that business for a short time, however, when a better opening presented itself in the counting room of Charles Heffelfinger, where he was employed for a year. His next engagement was with Preston & Knott, dealers in rubber goods, and afterwards with Eichelzer & Co., dealers in men's furnishing goods and furs. He found a better opening, however, with V. G. Hush, a private bankers. and for a year was teller or the Hush bank. He them connected himself with the Northwestern National Bank, where he was engaged for six year, the latter part of the time as teller. On the organization of the Metropolitan Bank Mr. Gaylord was offered the position of teller in that institution, and held that position for a year, when he was promoted to the duties of assistant cashier. Upon the resignation of the cashier in 1892 Mr. Gaylord was elected cashier, which position he now holds. He enjoys a large acquaintance and great popularity among business men, and conducts the duties of his responsible position in such a way as to make many friends for the institution with which he is connected. He is a Republican in politics, but has never taken any very active part in political affairs. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, as well as a member of social and commercial clubs and societies. He was married December 14, 1886, to Clara L. Weld, and has one child, Marion M.


Alfred Geesaman
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Geesaman Alfred M, Minneapolis. Res 1902 Park av, office 306 S 6th st. Printer. Born June 28, 1855 in Shippensburg Pa, son of Zaccheus and Mary (Wagner) Geesaman. Married 1888 to Kate Totton. Educated in common schools of his native town; learned printing trade; employed as printer Minneapolis 1878-84; member of firm of Geesman & Murphy printers 1884-12904; sec and treas McClellan Paper Co 1904-1906; pres Geesaman Printing Co from June 1, 1907. Pres Flour City Trunk Co; treas Shaft-Pierce Shoe Co Faribault. Member Commercial Club Minneapolis.


Frank Geist
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Geist Frank J, Minneapolis. Res 626 23rd av N, office 235 Temple Court. Lawyer. Born Feb 16, 1856 in Wuerzburg Germany, son of Sebastian and Ursula (Peter) Geist. Educated in Wuerzburg Germany High School. Served in 7th U S Cavalry; is one of the few survivors of the Custer massacre Montana. Member Harmonia Society. Resident of Minneapolis since 1880.


James Gerber
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gerber James J, Minneapolis. Res 3140 Lyndale av S, office 128 6th av S. M<anufacturer. Born Dec 13, 1860 in Ryan Wis, son of William and Minnie (Friday) Gerber. Married Aug 27, 1885 to alice O Whitney. Educated in common schools; learned trade of sheet metal worker Milwaukee 1876-80; sent by U S govt to For Assinniboine to take charge of metal work; moved to Minneapolis and followed trade 1880-89. Began business for self as J J Gerber sheet metal work 1889 to date. Member B P O E.


George Franklin Getty
Source: Progressive Men of Minnesota, (Shutter, Marion Daniel, 1853-ed.) Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Journal (1897) transcribed by Vicki Bryan

George Franklin Getty is a native of Grantsville, Maryland, where he was born October 17, 1855. Mr. Getty's father was a farmer in moderate circumstances and died when the subject of this sketch was quite young. George Franklin received his early education in the country schools of Eastern Ohio and was considered an apt pupil at an early age, generally maintaining himself at the head of his class. He took especial interest in debating societies, both in the country schools and in the academies which he afterwards attended. He was a student of Smithville Academy, in Wayne County, Ohio, in 1874, and in 1876 was enrolled as a student at the Ohio Normal University. He attended this institution at frequent intervals, his course being interrupted by short terms of teaching in the country and village schools. He graduated, however, from the Normal University on July 10, 1879, in the scientific department. This is a very successful school in point of numbers, the largest, in fact, in Ohio. A prominent feature of the literary work was the debating societies, and in the exercises of these organizations Mr. Getty took a prominent part. He represented the Philomathean Society at every public contest and at every class entertainment while he was a student at that institution. He was salutatorian of his class on graduation day. In 1881 and 1882 he attended the law department of Michigan University and was admitted to practice at Ann Arbor in 1882. He began practicing shortly afterwards at Caro, Michigan, where he continued until 1884. During his residence at Caro he was elected circuit court commissioner for Tuscola County, a profitable office for a young lawyer. In 1884 he came to Minnesota and located in Minneapolis, his change of residence being made on account of his wife's health. He has been successful in his practice in Minnesota, making a specialty of life insurance law, and has represented these companies as general attorney in a number of important cases. His practice extends over several states, including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, the Dakotas, Colorado and California. Among his important cases was one before the supreme court of Wisconsin, which opened that state to nearly all the leading fraternal insurance organizations, such as Masons and Odd Fellows. In politics Mr. Getty was originally a Democrat, his ancestry having been adherents of that political faith. His first vote, however, was cast for a Republican, and he held office in Tuscola County as a Republican. On his arrival in Minnesota he espoused the cause of prohibition, and was an ardent and influential leader in that movement. He was secretary of the state central committee in the Fisk campaign of 1888, and at the same time the editor of The Review, a party organ, in this state. He was again secretary of the state central committee when Hugh Harrison ran for governor on the Prohibition ticket. Since then he has taken a less active part in politics and has generally voted the Republican ticket. Mr. Getty is a member of the North Star Lodge, I. O. O. F., Minneapolis Lodge, St. John's Chapter, No. 9, Zion Commandery, No. 2, Minneapolis, Zuhrah Temple, the Minneapolis Commercial Club, the Minneapolis Bar Association and the Minnesota Bar Association. His church affiliations are with the Methodist body and his membership is with the Wesley church in Minneapolis. He was married in 1879 to Sarah C. Risher, at Marion, Ohio. They have had two children, Gertrude Lois, who died October 10, 1890, and Jay Paul, who is living.

Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Getty George Franklin, Minneapolis. Res Hampshire Arms, office N W Nat Life Insurance Co bldg.. Lawyer. Born Oct 17, 1855 in Allegany county Md, son of John an artha Ann(Wiley) Getty. Attended Smithville Ohio Academy 1876; Ada Ohio Normal Univ 1877-79; graduating B S 1879; law dept Univ of Mich 1881-82. Practiced law at Caro Mich 1882-83; in Minneapolis 1884 to date. Organized Nat Mutual Life Ins Co of Minneapolis in 1887; sec 1887-89 and atty of company until its consolidation with the N W Nat Life Insurance Co in 1901; resigned as sec in 1889 and served as sec and treas 1898-1901; continued in legal dept of the company until 1896l atty for Railway Bldg & Loan Assn 1889-94. Pres Minnehoma Oil Co. Served as circuit court commissioner in Tuscola county Mich. Member Masonic order in lodge, chapter, commandery and Shrine; commercial Club Minneapolis.


John Bachop Gilfillan
Source: Progressive men of Minnesota. (Shutter, Marion Daniel, 1853-ed.) Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Journal (1897) transcribed by Vicki Bryan

John Bachop Gilfillan is a lawyer in Minneapolis. His grand parents on his father's side emigrated from Balfron, Sterling, Scotland, in 1794, and of his mother from Glasgow in 1795, and settled in Caledonia County, Vermont. As the name indicates the neighborhood was populated by emigrants from Scotland, and here in the town of Barnet the subject of this sketch was born February 11, 1835. His father, Robert Gilfillan, was a farmer, and the early years of his boyhood were spent on the farm, with attendance at the district school in the winter. When he was twelve years old his parents moved to the town of Peacham, and he prepared himself for Dartmouth College at the Caledonia Academy, located in that town. In order to contribute to his own support he began teaching in the district schools at the age of seventeen. His brother-in-law, Captain John Martin, had settled in St. Anthony, Minnesota, and Mr. Gilfillan came to visit him in October 1855, hoping to obtain a position as teacher, but expecting to return later and enter college. The position as teacher was obtained, and the attractions of the West proved to be so strong that he never returned to college. He began the study of law with Nourse & Winthrop, afterwards with Lawrence & Lochren, and in 1860 was admitted to the bar. He formed a partnership with J. R. Lawrence, which continued until his partner entered the army. Mr. Gilfillan then practiced law alone until 1871, when the firm of Lochren, McNair & Gilfillan was formed. Judge Lochren was subsequently appointed to the district bench, and Mr. McNair died in 1885. In 1885, the present firm of Gilfillan, Belden & Williard was formed. Mr. Gilfillan, and the firms with which he has been connected have enjoyed a large share of the most lucrative and important law practice in the state. Among the important cases in which he was engaged were the contested will cases of Stephen Emerson, Ovid Pinney and Governor C. C. Washburn. He has also been engaged as an attorney of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad; Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad, and the Minneapolis Eastern Railroad. Mr. Gilfillan has always taken an active interest in educational matters. As early as 1859 he helped to organize the Mechanics Institute for Literary Culture, in St. Anthony. He drew up the bill for the organization of the St. Anthony school board, under which the system of graded schools was introduced, and served as a director for nearly ten years. In 1880 he was appointed regent of the state university, and served in that position for eight years. Mr. Gilfillan has always been a Republican in politics, and has held several offices, beginning with that of city attorney of St. Anthony soon after his admission to the bar. He was elected county attorney of Hennepin County in 1863, and served until 1867; again from 1869 to 1871, and from 1873 to 1875. In 1875 he was elected to the upper house of the state legislature, and served in that capacity for ten consecutive years. In the earlier years of his service in the senate he was chairman of the committee on taxes and tax laws, and raised these laws into a code which constitute the chief body of the revenue system of the state. Perhaps the most important piece of legislation in which he performed a leading part was that providing for the adjustment of the state railroad bonds. He in fact dictated the terms of the compromise bill which became the law upon which the adjustment was made. In 1884 Mr. Gilfillan was elected to congress from the district then including both Minneapolis and St. Paul. At the expiration of his term of office Mr. Gilfillan took his family to Europe and having placed his children in school in Dresden, spent nearly two years and a half in travel, visiting every country of Europe except Portugal, and extending his travels into Egypt and the Holy Land. He then returned to the practice of his profession in Minneapolis, in which he is now actively engaged. He is a member and an officer of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Mr. Gilfillan was married in 1870 to Miss Rebecca C. Oliphant, of Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He has four children living. The mother died March 25, 1884. In June 1893, Mr. Gilfillan was married to Miss Lavinia Coppock, of New Lisbon, Ohio, but more recently of Washington, D. C.

Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gilfillan John B, Minneapolis. Res Clifton av, office 721 guaranty bldg. Lawyer. Born Feb 11, 1835 in barnet Vt, son of Robert Gilfillan. Married in 1870 to Rebecca C Oliphant. Educated in Caledonia Academy Peacham Vt. Moved to St Anthony 1855 and engaged as teacher. Studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1860. Practiced alone 1860-71. Member firm of Lochren, McNair & Gilfillan 1871-85; Gilfillan, Belden & Williard 1885-94. Organizer of Mechanics Inst for literary culture 1859. Organizer and dir of St Anthony School Board; county atty Hennepin county 1863-67, 1869-71 and 1872-75. State senator 1875-85. Elect of U S House of Representatives 1884. Regent of U of M 1880-88.


John Gilger
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gilger John W, Minneapolis. Res 2700 Garfield av, office 516 Bank of Commerce bldg.. Lawyer. Born Oct 27, 1847 in Salem, Clarion county Pa, son of Henry A and Mary Ann (Alsbach) Gilger. Educated inPottsville Pa and Greenburg O. Admitted the bar 1873 and engaged in practice at Greene and Hampton Ia 1874-83 and at Minneapolis since the latter date. Joined Co :L: 4th Pa Cav Feb 13, 1864 as private; discharged July 1, 1865; served under Grant and Sheridan in the Army of the Potomac. Member of the Minn G A R.


Herbert Gilkey
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gilkey Herbert S, Minneapolis. Res 1916 Kenwood pkway, office 628 Security Bk bldg. Lumberman. Born July 4, 1868 in Oconto Wis, son of H W and Mary (Overton) Gilkey. Married Oct 15, 1891 to Leonora Runkel. Educated in the common schools and Oshkosh Normal School. Taught school 1882-85; engaged in cedar and lumber business and formed partnership as Pendleton & Gilkey 1892 at Janesville Wis; moved to Minneapolis 1903 and has continued to date. Member B P O E and K P.


Mark Gill
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gill, Mark A, Minneapolis. Res 1017 20th av N, office 255 2nd av S. Undertaker. Born Mar 26, 1877 in Minneapolis, son of Michael J and Mary (Moriarty) Gill. Educated in common schools. Employed in flour mills 1895-1900; moved to Great Falls Ont and employed in flour mills until 1903; removed to Minneapolis 1903 and has been in undertaking business to date.


Michael Gill
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gill Michael J, Minneapolis. Res 1017 20th av N, office 255 2nd av S. Undertaker. Born Nov 28, 1852 in St Catherine Can, son of John and Hannah (Brennan) Gill. Married May 15, 1876 to Mary Moriarty. Moved to NY Dec 1852; moved to Faribault Minn 1856 and attended common school; moved to Minneapolis and engaged as cooper 1873-89; engaged in undertaker business 1889 to date under firm name of M J Gill & Sons. Member K of P.


George Gillette
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gillette George Mahlon, Minneapolis. Res 314 10th av S E, office 2921 Minnehaha av. Steel manufacturer. Born Dec 19, 1858 in Niles Mich. Married Oct 18, 1883 to Augusta M Perkins. Educated in Univ of Michigan; graduated from literary dept 1880. V pres Electric Steel Elevator Co; v pres and treas Minneapolis Steel & Machine Co; pres Gulf State Co. Member Minn House of Representatives 1903. Member Minneapolis, Lafayette, Minikahda and East Side Commercial clubs; engineer's Club New York.


Henry Gipson
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gipson Henry E, Minneapolis. Res Minnetonka Beach, office 654 Security Bank. Lumberman. Born April 2, 1863 in Aurora Ind, son of William H and Frances (Decker) Gipson. Married in 1885 to Mary E Smith. Graduated from high school Decatur Ill 1880. Engaged with father in lumber business Decatur 1880-88; trav salesman for c H Rudolph Lumber co Minneapolis 1888-92; member of the Scanlon Gipson Co until 1894, which firm was incorporated as Scanlon-Gipson Lumber co of which he is sec; pres McMillan Lumber Co; sec Minn and North Wis R R Co; Brooks-Robertson Lumber Co; dir F W Buswell Lumber co; stockholder Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Co. Member commercial, Lafayette and Automobile clubs.


Thomas Girling
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Girling Thomas H, Robbinsdale. Office 417 3rd st S. Printer. Born Dec 11, 1865 in Nottingham Eng, son of William and Sarah A (Holland) Girling. Married June 18, 1889 to Edith Miller. Moved to Minneapolis 1872; educated in common and high schools. Employed by Tribune Printing Co 1878-89; moved to Portland Ore and engaged in printing business until 1891; Miller Printing Co Minneapolis 1892-95; incorporated the Great Western Ptg Co 1895 and has continued as pres of same to date. V pres Robbinsdale State Bank; pres Minneapolis Waste Paper Co.


Henry J. Gjertsen
Source: Progressive men of Minnesota. (Shutter, Marion Daniel, 1853-ed.) Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Journal (1897) transcribed by Vicki Bryan

Henry J. Gjertsen is a native of Tromsoe, Norway. His father was born in Bergen, Norway, and comes from the well-known Gjertsen family of that city. At an early age he removed to the northern part of Norway, Tromsoe County, where he married Albertina, daughter of the Wulf family, and engaged in agriculture and shipping until about twenty-eight years ago, when he brought his family to this country and settled in Hennepin County. The subject of this sketch was born October 8, 1861, and was six years of age when his parents came to this country. Mr. Gjertsen's early education was obtained in the district school in the town of Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, where his father was engaged in farming. He grew up on the farm until he was twenty years of age, working the farm during the summer season and attending school in the winter. In this way he prepared for the Minneapolis high school which he also attended for a time. Subsequently he took a six years term in the collegiate department of the Red Wing seminary, a theological institution. His parents had destined him for the ministry, but after completing his collegiate course he took up the study of law in Minneapolis, and at the age of twenty-three was admitted to practice by the district court of Hennepin County. While yet a student of law he became interested in some important and fiercely contested litigation which finally landed in the supreme court and almost before he was regularly admitted to practice he was recognized as an attorney of record in the supreme court of Minnesota. He has also been admitted to practice in the supreme court of the United States.

Mr. Gjertsen has always been a student and speaks fluently the Scandinavian and German languages. While very successful in his professional work he retains a love for agriculture and prides himself on being a practical and thorough farmer. He has made no specialty of any particular branch of law but has been engaged in general practice and enjoys a reputation of a successful practitioner, in both lower and higher courts. During the last two years he has been engaged a greater part of the time in prosecuting insolvency cases growing out of the failures of the local banks. Mr. Gjertsen is a Republican and takes an active interest in local and national politics. He has served at different times on county and congressional committees, and takes an active part in the work of the Republican League; was a delegate to the last national convention of the Republican League; has stumped the state in every direction for the last ten years in the interest of the Republican ticket; has been a delegate to several state conventions, but has never held any political office, he is recognized as one of the leading Scandinavians of the state, and. his name has been frequently mentioned for judicial honors. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M., and several other fraternal societies, local clubs and organizations. He has taken an active interest in the promotion of every enterprise inaugurated for the benefit of the city. In his church connections he is an Episcopalian and an active member of that denomination. Mr. Gjertsen was married January 4, 1883, to Gretchen Goebel, daughter of a prominent German family from Hanan, near Frankfort-on-the-Main. He has one daughter living and is thoroughly devoted to his family. He has resided in Minneapolis ever since he was married, and is in every way loyally identified with the interests of the city.

Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gjertsen Henry J, Minneapolis. Res 2526 Elliot av, office 1015-1016 NY Life bldg. Born Oct 8, 1861 in Norway, son of Herman J and Albertina B (Wulf) Gjertsen. Was educated in the Minneapolis Central High School; Hauge's Seminary at Red Wing Minn; studied law in Minneapolis in the office of Lange & Molineaux. Has been engaged in the active practice of law for 23 years and has a clientele extending over the Northwest. Conducts the legal depts. Of "Minneapolis Tidende" and the "Svenska Amerikanska Posten: and at one time of "Skandinaven of Chicago." Was one of the organizers of the Pacific Coast and Norway Packing Co canners of salmon in Wrangle Narrows SE Alaska and is now pres of that company. In 1880 formed a law partnership under the name of Gjertsen & Rand; Gjertsen, Rand & Lund 1903; Gjertsen & Lund 1904. Was judge advocate on the governor's staff 4 years; member of Minneapolis first Charter Commission appointed 1897; state senator 1902-06. Member of Minneapolis Commercial and Odin clubs; Masonic fraternity, Shrine and B P O E.


Melchoir Gjertsen
Source: Progressive men of Minnesota. (Shutter, Marion Daniel, 1853-ed.) Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Journal (1897) Submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Melchior Falk Gjertsen is a Lutheran clergyman of Minneapolis, more familiarly known as M. Falk Gjertsen. His father, Johan P. Gjertsen, was also a minister of the gospel and one of the organizers of the "Zion Society for Israel," a society for the conversion of the Jews. Johan P. was also the author of "Missionary Hymns for Israel." He was held in high esteem by all who knew him, and died in his ninetieth year at Stoughton, Wisconsin. His wife's maiden name was Bertha Johanna Hanson. She is still living in her eighty-first year. Mr. Gjertsen's ancestors both on his father's and on his mother's side belonged to the peasantry of Norway, and he was born February 19, 1847, in Sogm, Norway. He attended the Latin school or college at Bergen, Norway, and at the age of seventeen came to America. He located in Chicago and contributed to the support of the family by working in a chair factory, where his daily task was to put together fifty-four spindle chairs a day, for which he received one dollar. After three months' work there he found employment in a shingle mill at one dollar and fifty cents a day. He was afterwards offered and accepted a place in a Milwaukee grocery store. After working there a year, he became ill, and was brought near to death's door. It was at this time that he resolved if he got well to change the whole course of his life. On his recovery he began to study for the ministry, and entered the theological seminary of the Scandinavian Augustana Synod, at Paxton, Illinois. He was ordained to the ministry in 1868, and was a pastor of the church at Leland, Illinois, for four years; at Stoughton, Wisconsin, nine years, and has been pastor of the same church the Lutheran Trinity church, in Minneapolis for fifteen years, having come to this city in 1881. Mr. Gjertsen was one of the first promoters of temperance work among the Scandinavians of the Northwest, and the organizer of the Norwegian Y. M. C. A. work. He has also been deeply interested in hospital work, and in the establishment here of the Order of Deaconnesses. Mr. Gjertsen is a very influential man among the Scandinavians of Minnesota, and was selected in 1887 for membership on the school board by both the Republicans and Democrats. He is, however, a Republicans with a strong sympathy for the cause of prohibition, and has taken an active part in the fight against the liquor traffic in this city. He was secretary of the school board of six years, and in 1894 was re-elected on both the Republican and Prohibition tickets. He was then made president of the board. As stated above, he is a member of the Lutheran Church, in which he was baptized. He was one of the organizers of the Norwegian-Danish Lutheran Conference in 1870, and also of the United Norwegian Lutheran Church of America, which was organized in 1890. He was one of the founders and has always been one of the most ardent supporters of Augsburg Theological Seminary. Mr. Gjertsen was married in 1869 to Sara Ann Mosey, of Freedom, Illinois. They have three children living, Marie, Johan and Lena.

Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gjertsen Melchior Falk, Minneapolis. Res 2003 27th av S, Minister of religion. Born Feb 19, 1847 in Sogm Norway, son of Johan P and Bertha Johanna (Hanson) Gjertsen. Married in 1869 to Sarah Ann Mosey. Attended Latin school Bergen Norway. Came to US and located in Chicago 1864; variously employed in Chicago and Milwaukee for 2 years. After a severe illness he decided to study for the ministry and entered the Scandinavian Augustana Synod Paxton Ill; ordained to ministry and pastor in Leland Ill 1868-72; in Stoughton Wis 1872-81; moved to Minneapolis and became pastor of the Lutheran Trinity Church for a number of years. Now pastor Bethania Church. Elected to School Board 1887; sec of same 6 years; later pres; one of the organizers of Norwegian-Danish Lutheran Conference 1870 and of the United Norwegian Lutheran Church of American organized 1890; one of the founders of Augsburg Theological Seminary.


Frank Gold
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gold Frank S, Minneapolis. Res 2202 Pleasant av, office 312 1st av N. wholesale dry goods. Born Jyuly 23, 1873 in Minneapolis, son of Charles S and Elizabeth (Brackett) Gold. Married May 31, 1901 to Nellie E Atwood. Educated in common schools. Employed as Twin City representative of Wilson Bros 1889-90; employed by Wyman, Partridge & Co 1890-93; with Harrison Hopwood & Cross; whol dry goods for self 1897; later incorporated as Frank S Gold & Co.


Reuben S. Goodfellow
[Source: Encyclopedia of Biography of Minnesota, History of Minnesota by Judge Charles E. Flandreau, 1900, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

Reuben Simeon Goodfellow, a leading merchant of Minneapolis, was born in the village of Hyde, Lancashire, England, October 28, 1840. His parents were Simeon Goodfellow, of Scotch ancestry, and his mother, Mary Cheetham-Goodfellow, of English parentage. Reuben was the third of six children, of whom four grew to maturity. The family emigrated to America, in 1841, when Reuben was an infant. They first settled in Philadelphia, but soon after removed to Troy, New York. His father was a mechanical engineer of an original and inventive turn of mind. He brought with him one of the first power looms used in this country, and was the patentee of several inventions, some of which were of considerable utility, but which brought to others more profit than to himself. The boy attended the common schools of Troy until he was nine years of age, when he was placed in a manufacturing business, where he remained for five years. At the age of fourteen he entered a general store in the suburbs of Troy, where he received his first mercantile experience. From the country store he entered a dry goods house in Troy, where he remained for several years, passing through all grades of employment. In 1859 he entered the dry goods house of G. Y. S. Quackenbush, and there remained until 1862. He then enlisted, as a private, in the One Hundred and Sixty-ninth Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, and went to the front. After his discharge and return to civil life he took up his old employment in the dry goods store of Flagg & Company, at Troy, and continued with this firm for four years. He then engaged with Flagg & Frear, also in the dry goods line, where he remained four years, occupying the responsible position of buyer as well as salesman. He then became a member of the firm of W. C. Winnie & Company, in the retail dry goods trade, which partnership continued until 1877, when he sold his interest to Mr. Winnie. Mr. Goodfellow then joined Mr. W. H. Eastman - who had been engaged in the wholesale dry goods business in New York - in a trip to the West, proposing, if a favorable location could be found, to engage in business together. Of the many places visited Mr. Goodfellow was most favorably impressed with Minneapolis, but they could find no vacant store in that city. They also considered St. Louis a good location, but experienced a like difficulty there. They made arrangements in both places to be informed by wire when a vacant store, in a favorable location, could be obtained. Though Mr. Goodfellow preferred to locate in Minneapolis, his associate favored St. Louis, so it was agreed to accept whichever location should first offer. One day in the early part of 1878 a telegram was received at five o'clock P. M., announcing that a store could be had in Minneapolis. At six o'clock of the same evening Mr. Eastman was en route for that city. Early the following morning a similar message came from St. Louis. A lease was taken of a store at Nos. 243 and 245 Nicollet avenue, where the firm of Goodfellow & Eastman commenced in the dry goods business April 10, 1878. On the 1st of July, following, they made a contract for the building of the fine store now occupied by R. S. Goodfellow & Company, which was, at that time, by far the largest and most elegant store in the city, and none now excel it in convenience. It was occupied on the 28th of October, following. Mr. Eastman retired from the firm in February, 1885, and Mr. W. S. Ray, who had been the New York buyer for the old firm, became associated with Mr. Goodfellow, under the present firm name of R. S. Goodfellow & Company. Mr. Ray died February 11, 1893, and Mr. Goodfellow has since continued the business alone. He has always given his personal attention to the details of the business, and through industry and prudent management has built up one of the largest and most influential commercial houses in Minneapolis. With a natural adeptness for trade and strict integrity in all his dealings, he has been eminently successful as a business man, and commands the respect and confidence of the community where he resides. Mr. Goodfellow was married in July, 1866, to Miss Sarah C. Ives of Troy, New York. They were the parents of five children, of whom two only are now living: Mrs. Marion C. Lewis of Minneapolis, and William E. Goodfellow, a practicing attorney in Minneapolis. Mrs. Goodfellow died in 1874. Mr. Goodfellow married, his present wife, who was Miss Martha E. Austin, at North Adams, Massachusetts, in 1877. Their residence is at No. 1006 Sixth avenue, south, one of the attractive dwellings of a city of beautiful homes. Mr. Goodfellow is an active member of the Episcopal church. He is also a member of the Masonic order in chapter and commandery. At the age of fifty-nine years he seems to possess the same power of application and the devotion to business which characterized his early life. He has pursued his business career long after a competency has been secured from an ambition to employ, for a useful purpose, the talents which a kind providence has endowed him with, rather than from love of accumulation. As an evidence of the estimation in which Mr. Goodfellow is held by his employes if may be stated that some of them have been with him continuously since, and even before he first commenced business in Minneapolis, and all speak of his kindness, reliability and close attention to business. In politics he is a pronounced Republican, but has never sought or accepted public office, having no ambition in that direction.


John Finley Goodnow
Source: Progressive men of Minnesota. Published by The Minneapolis Journal (1897) submitted by Diana Heser Morse

John Finley Goodnow traces his descent from the Harrison who signed the Declaration of Independence. He is of English and Scoth-Irish ancestry, the son of James Goodnow and Nancy T. Lattimore (Goodnow). He was born June 29, 1858, at Greensburg, Indiana. His parents came to Minneapolis in 1870, and he attended the public schools of this city until 1875, when he graduated from the high school. He then entered the University of Minnesota, from which he graduated in 1879. Mr. Goodnow was the chemist in the state board of health subsequent to his graduation from the university. He studied medicine with Dr. Hewitt, president of the state board of health, in Red Wing for two years. He did not pursue the practice of medicine, however, but returned to Minneapolis and engaged in the lumber and fuel business in which he has been interested for fifteen years. Mr. Goodnow takes an especial interest in politics and has exerted a large influence in the Republican party of this city and state during the last ten years. He is now president of the state Republican League, and has held that office for two terms. He has been a member for three terms of the Republican state central committee; and has been chairman of the city Republican committee, and has been twice chairman of the resolutions committee of the National Republican League, and is vice president of the National Protective Tariff League. He is regarded as one of the most skillful and successful leaders of the Republican party in this state, and has achieved a national reputation through his connection with the National League of Clubs, and through his activity for the nomination of William McKinley. At the national convention of this organization in 1895, at Cleveland, he was urged to accept the presidency, but was obliged to decline on account of his business interests. To his skill in shaping the deliberations of the platform committee of the league at the Denver convention in 1894 is attributed in a large degree the harmonious and satisfactory outcome of that meeting. Mr. Goodnow has never asked for any political office for himself, choosing rather to serve his party in the capacity of an adviser and in working in its interests. He is a Mason, a Knights Templar and Shriner, and while a student in the university he was a member of the Chi Psi fraternity. He was also elected a member of the honorary society of Phi Beta Kappa in recognition of his scholarship and attainments as a student, and in 1895 was a delegate of the university chapter to the triennial conference. He is also a member of the social order of Hoo Hoos, where his geniality and good fellowship make him welcome addition. He is an attendant of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Mr. Goodnow was married October 5, 1881, to Mary E. Hamilton, who died June 15, 1890. Their living children are two sons.


Charles Gordon
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gordon Charles F, Minneapolis. Res 1801 Fremont av S, office 5th and Nicollet. Merchant. Born in 1845 in Saxonville Mass, son of David and Mary J (Brown ) Gordon. Married in 1871 to Lillian B Gilbert. Educated in public schools and seminary Lima NY. First engaged as clk in dry goods business Honeoye Falls, Albion and Rochester NY until 1879; in business for self in Williamsport Pa; moved to Minneapolis 1886 and has engaged in dry goods business to date. Pres Minneapolis Dry Goods Co.


Charles Gould
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gould Charles D, Minneapolis. Res 1601 Hawthorn av, office 820 Security Bank bldg.. Lawyer. Born June 4, 1867 in Garland, Warren county Pa, son of Theodore L and Louise C (Devereaux) Gould. Graduated from high school Spring Valley Minn 1886; entered U of M academic department; graduated 1891. Began practice of law same year, as Selover & Gould 1891-93; Bodge & Gould 1893-97; has since been engaged in law practice alone. Member Masonic fraternity.


Colfax Grant
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Grant Colfax, Minneapolis. Office 513 Bank of commerce bldg.. Lawyer. Born in 1870 Des Moines Ia, son of General Lewis A and Mary Helen (Pierce) Grant. Graduated from U of M , BS 1890; Columbian Law School BL 1892; ML 1893. Studied law in office of Judge John P Rea; member of Rea, Healy & Grant lawyers Minneapolis 1898-90; some years member of Grant & Lewis lawyers; now alone in practice; lecturer; capt of vol during Spanish-American War; brigade commissary, depot commissary. Member Sons of Am Rev, S of V, Loyal Legion; charter member Service Men of Spanish War.


Lewis Grant
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Grant Lewis Addison, Minneapolis. Res 209 Groveland av, office 513 Bank of Commerce bldg. Born Jan 17, 1829 in Bennington county Vt, son of James and Elizabeth (Wyman) Grant. Married S Augusta Hartwell March 11, 1857 (died Jan 27, 1859); married M Helen Pierce Sept 11, 1863. Attended public schools; Leland Seminary, Townshend Vt 1847; Chester Academy, Chester Vt 1848-49. Member Stoughton & Grant lawyers, Bellows Falls Vt 1856-61; served in Civil War 1861-65; dir Rock River Improvement Co 1866-67; member of Grant & Godfrey lawyers, Des Moines Ia 1867-68; also of Grant, Ragan & Co, founders and proprietors town of Waukee Ia 1858-59; pres New England Loan & Trust Co 1876-82; removed to Minneapolis 1884; real estate and real estate securities 1884-88; traveled in US and Europe 1888-89; asst Sec of War US 1890-93; pres Colorado River Irrigation Co 1894; Cuban Investment Co 1896; member North Star Realty Co 1902 to date. Major 5th Vt Inf Aug 1861; lieut-col same Sept 1861; col same Sept 1862; brig-gen April 1864; brevet maj-gen Oct 1864; mustered out 1865; declined appointment as lieut-col 36th Reg Inf July 1866. Awarded medal of honor by US Congress for gallant military service; member G A R and Loyal Legion.


Elmer Gray
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gray Elmer Wheeler, Minneapolis. Res 726 24th av NW, office 510 Temple Court. Lawyer. Born Nov 9, 1854 at Middlefield, Geauga county Ohio, son of Sylvanus W and Harriet N (Cummins) Gray. Marrried May 20, 1877 to Abbie S Fillmore. Attended common schools in Ohio and Illinois; learned book binding 1870-72; Univ of Ill at Champaign 1873-75; taught school 1875-77. Practiced law at Champaign Ill 1877-85; in Minneapolis 1885-93; 1895 to date. Served as city justice in Minneapolis 1893-95; asst county atty Hennepin county 1905 to date. Member Masonic order.


Enos Gray
Source: Compendium of History and Biography of North Dakota, Publ. 1900. Transcribed by Dena Whitesell

HON. ENOS GRAY, one of the most widely known and highly esteemed citizens of Gill township, Cass county, is a pioneer settler of that locality, and is among the comparatively few early settlers who have remained to enter into the duties of upbuilding their community and rendering valuable aid in sustaining its better interests. Mr. Gray has converted a large tract of the once wild land of Cass county into a thriving agricultural spot, and the buildings upon his fine estate evidence the good management and painstaking care bestowed upon it. He has filled the position of postmaster at Embden, North Dakota, for eighteen years, and is efficient and popular with the people. His portrait is presented on another page.

Our subject was born in Embden, Somerset county, Maine, February 4, 1829, and was a son of Joshua and Betsy (Williams) Gray, both natives of Maine. His father was a farmer by occupation and spent his entire career in his native state, as did also the grandfather of our subject, Joshua Gray, Sr., who also was a farmer. Our subject had four brothers and two sisters, but be is the only one of the family in North Dakota.

Mr. Gray was reared and educated in his native state and there began farming which he continued there until 1857, and then removed to Minnesota, and spent two years in the vicinity of St. Paul. He went to California in 1859 and remained there four years, engaged in mining, and in 1863 returned to Maine, where he stayed until 1876, and then again located in Minnesota, at Minneapolis, where he was engaged in mercantile pursuits. He went to Cass county, North Dakota, in April, 1879, and entered claim to the land on which he still resides. He has converted his original farm into one of the finest pieces of property to be found in the county, and he and his son own in partnership one thousand six hundred acres of choice land, which he devotes to grain raising, and yearly harvests twenty thousand bushels of grain." The Casselton branch of the Northern Pacific Railroad is now being constructed through his farm.

Mr. Gray was married, in Maine, in 1852, to Miss Mindwell Thompson, a native of that state. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Gray, as follows: Imogene and Oscar F. Mr. Gray represented the fourteenth district in the constitutional convention of 1889, and has tilled various positions of trust. He was county assessor in 1887-88, and has served as chairman of the township board and in other local offices. He assisted in the organization of Gill township, and has favored every enterprise for its upbuilding, and for his active public spirit is highly esteemed by his associates. Politically he is a Democrat, and is a man who keeps pace with the times and stands firm for his convictions.


John H. Gray
Source: History of the upper Mississippi Valley, 1881. Transcribed by the Albertiís.
John H. Gray, whose birth-place is Lincoln county, Maine, was born in the year 1826. When a young man, he learned the machinist's trade, which has been his chief occupation through life. Came to St. Anthony, Minnesota, in 1857, and in 1879, removed to his present home. He lives on section thirty-one, where he owns one hundred and twenty acres of land. Mr. Gray has no family, and lives a quiet life, surrounded by his books, and for recreation, resorts to his dog and gun.


William Gray
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Gray William Irving, Minneapolis. Res 1619 Park av, office 704 S 5th st. Contracting engineer. Born March 4, 1865 at Lake City Minn, son of Alexander and Mary (Dingwall) Gray. Married Oct 19, 1899 to Isabelle W Wells. Attended West Albany, then known as Scotch Settlement district school in Wabasha county Minn. Graduated from Lake City High School 1888; U of M, BE E 1892; later E E in course. Member W I Gray & Co contracting ad installing electric light, water works and heating plants 1893 to date. Pres Kirlin-Gray Electrical Co ow Watertown SC; Wheaton Electric Light Co of Wheaton Minn. Installed a large number of electric lighting and water plants throughout Wisconsin, the Dakotas, Minnesota and Iowa. Member State Board of Electricity 1899 to date; pres of board since its formation. Member Theta Delta Chi college fraternity; pre of Minn Assn of Theta Delta Chi college fraternity; member Commercial Club; 1st v pres Electrical Contractors' Assn 1902 to date.


Gilbert Green
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Green Gilbert B, Minneapolis. Res 217 8th av SE, office 621 Metropolitan bldg. Public accountant. Born Jan 21, 1855 in Gilead Mich, son of David N and Marion (Gray) Green. Married Jan 21, 1880 to Mattie A Grinnell. Educated in the public schools of Coldwater Mich and Mayhew Business College Detroit Mich. Engaged as bkpr Toledo; teller First Nat Bank Valley City 1881-82; part owner and cashr Bank of Lisbon 1882-87; member of firm of Wendell & Green public accountants 1891 to date. Mayor Lisbon ND 1884-85. Member Masonic fraternity.


James Green
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Green James Harland, Minneapolis. Res 927 Thomas av N, office 335 Lumber Exchange. Lawyer. Born April 9, 1862 in Green township Ia, son of George W and Amanda V (Roup) Green. Married May 31, 1903 to Nellie Gertrude Timmons. Educated in district school, Iowa City Academy, Normal and Training School, Iowa City Commercial College; moved to Minneapolis in 1883; taught school 1883-95. Engaged in abstract business 1895; enterd night class law dept U of M and graduated spring 1900. Continued abstract business with law practice in connection to date. Propr Minneapolis Abstract Co. Member Masonic fraternity.


Thomas Green
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Green Thomas Homer, Minneapolis. Res 2106 S Aldrich av, office 20 N 3rd st. Wholesale grocer. Born Oct 27, 1849 in Ohio, son of Israel C and Rachael (Moorman) Green. Married 1873 to Julia A casteen. Educated in common schools of Clinton county O, and Eastman's Business College Poughkeepsie NY. Variously employed in Ill and Ia 1866-85; sec and treas Tolerton & Stetson whol grocers Sioux City Ia 1885-1901; established Green-DeLaittre co Minneapolis 1901; now pres of same. Member Masonic fraternity, Commercial and Westminster clubs; treas Minn Wholesale Grocers Assn; pres N W Jobbers Credit Bureau.


Will Green
Paris Gazette, Paris, Edgar Co., Illinois (Wednesday December 6, 1882) Submitted by KT

Dr. Will Green, the dentist, has concluded to remove to Minneapolis shortly after the holidays. 


Thomas Greene
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Greene Thomas, Minneapolis. Res Hotel Plaza, office Soo bldg.. Railroad official. Born Marh 25, 1865 in Green Bay Wis, son of Platt and Sophia (WHyler) Greene. Married July 12, 1894 to Harriet May Khase. Educated in the common and high schools Green Bay Wis. First entered engineering dept of Milwaukee & Norther R R 1884-89; with C & N W R R 1889-90; with Soo R R 1890 to date; chief engineer of same since 1898. Member of Commercial Club.


William Daniel Gregory
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

GREGORY William Daniel, Minneapolis. Res 2733 Park av, office 49 Chamber of Commerce. Milling, grain and lumber. Born Mar 22, 1855 in Maumee O. son of Daniel Lawrence and Ann P (Clark) Gregory. Married 1889 to Nellie Sowle. Attended public schools until 1870; Central Ohio Conference Seminary Maumee 1870-72; apprenticed t Geo W. Reynolds & CO millers Toledo and Maumee 1872-74; in Toledo office of company 1874-76; member Fallis, Linton & Gregory 1876-80; with step-father George W. Reynolds in Tenn and Texas lumber and gen merchandise 1880-84; member SS Linton & Co Minneapolis grain 1884-97; Gregory, Jenison & Co 1897 to date; member Gregory, Cook & Co millers Duluth and West Superior; pres Gregory, Bliss & Co millers Duluth; Gregory, Carter & Co grain comn Duluth; Midway Elevator Co Minneapolis: v pres and sec Power Elevator Co Minneapolis; company conducts 22 lumber yards and 40 country grain elevators. V pres and sec Duluth Universal Milling Co. Member Commercial, Minikahda and Lafayette clubs, Minneapolis; Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce; Chicago and Duluth Boards of Trade.


George S. Grimes
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

GRIMES George S, Minneapolis. Res 4400 Beard av S. office 415 Bank of Commerce bldg. Lawyer. Born April 4, 1859 in Hennepin county Minn, son of Jonathan T and Eliza A (Gordon) Grimes. Married Dec 9, 1885 to Jennie M Alden. Educated in common schools; graduated from U of M 1881; Univ of Mich law dept 1883. Immediately began practice in Minneapolis and has continued to date. Member Masonic fraternity.


Christian Grimsrud
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

GRIMSRUD Christian, Minneapolis. Res 1726 Irving av S. office 27 3d st N. Merchant. Born Sept 5, 1864 in Drammen Norway, son of Andrew and Carrie (Olsen) Grimsrud. Married 1885 to Severine Hamborg. Educated in the common schools Terrace Minn. Worked in Yerxa Bros shoe dept Fargo 1880-84; moved to St Paul and engaged in shoe business with D Marx; in charge of shoe dept Golden Rule until 1891; with Hillman's in Chicago 1898-1901; established Grimsrud Shoe Co whol shoes Minneapolis 1901 and has been pres to date. Dir Swedish-American Bank.


Frank A. Gross
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

GROSS Frank A. Minneapolis. Res 1411 Fremont av N, office German American Bank. Banker. Born Aug 10, 1870 in Hennepin county Minn, son of Mathias and Mary M (Lenzen) Gross. Educated in the public and parochial schools of Minneapolis and St John's Univ Collegeville Minn. First engaged as clk in his father's grocery; entered German American Bank as messenger 1889 an d served in every capacity until he was elected pres which office he now holds. Member of North Side Commercial Club, Royal Arcanum, Catholic Knights of America, Sons of Minn, Sons of Herman and B P O E.


Anthony Grotte
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

GROTTE Antony T, Minneapolis. Res 2325 N 6th st, office 425 Temple Court. Lawyer. Born Oct 29, 1870 in Minneapolis, son of Thomas O and Brynhild (Kjosnes) Grotte. Married Oct 22, 1898 to Johanne Jensen. Attended public schools in Minneapolis; graduated from Central High School 1889; in scientific course U of M 1893; law dept 1894.


Arnold L. Guesmer
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

GUESMER Arnold L, Minneapolis. Res 1512 8th av N, office 1006 Guaranty bldg. Lawyer. Born Nov 24, 1877 in Minneapolis, son of Frederick and Wilhelmina (Kebs) Guesmer. Attended private and dist schools near Minneapolis until 1893; Minneapolis public schools 1893-99 graduating in Latin course; also Curtiss Business College 1893-94 learning stenography and typewriting; worked as stenographer while attending high school; graduated from law dept U o M 1902. Has practiced law in Minneapolis 1902 to date. Member Delta Chi college fraternity and Roosevelt Club in Minneapolis.


Paul Guilford
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

GUILFORD Paul Willis, Minneapolis. Res 1820 Hawthorne av, office 820-824 Security Bank bldg. Lawyer. Born Jan 15, 1876 in Minneapolis. Son of Jonas and Helen (Morrill) Guilford. Graduated from academic dept U of M 1897; law dept 1900. Has practiced law in Minneapolis since June 1900 and in all courts of the state. Dir Woodmen Mutual Casualty Co. Member Royal Arcanum, Garfield Republican, 4th Ward Rep clubs Minneapolis; Men's club of Unitarian Church.
law in Minneapolis 1894 to date. Dir Wilprud Land & Colonization Co. Supreme pres Sons of Norway; member Junior Pioneers Assn; M W A; Modern Samaritans.


Cornelius J. Gutgesell
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

GUTGESELL Cornelius J, St Paul. Res 623 Grand av, office 114 E 6th st. Manufacturer. Born Dec 10, 1857 at La Crosse Wis, son of Frank and Ella Martha (Washington) Gutgesell. Married Amy A Stimson April 8, 1885. Educated in public schools and business college at La Crosse Wis. In office of father (mnfgr) 1875; clk for Sweet, Dempster & Co whol hats, caps and furs Chicago 1876-82; removed to Minneapolis 1883; with Plymouth Clothing Co several years as sec and dir 1883-1900 mngr Browning, King & Co Minneapolis 1900-1904; mnfr women's cloaks, suits, furs etc St Paul 1905 to date. Member Commercial Club St Paul; Masonic fraternity and Shrine. Member Episcopal Diocesan Church Club, pres 2 years.


Oscar R. Gutzmann
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

GUTZMANN Oscar R, Minneapolis. Res 609 E 15th st, office 21q3 S 8th st. Manufacturer. Born Aug 20, 1859 in Germany, son of August and Sophia (Lehman) Gutzman. Married June 1884 to Annie Koppitch. Educated in common schools. Employed as carpenter and builder Cleveland until 1880; member The Northwestern Sash & Door Co 1901; pres and treas Union Sash & Door Co 1906 to date. Member I O O F and Masonic fraternity.


Theophilus L. Haecker
Source: Progressive Men of Minnesota, (Shutter, Marion Daniel, 1853-ed.) Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Journal (1897) transcribed by Vicki Bryan

Theophilus L. Haecker was born in the town of Liverpool, Medina County, Ohio on the fourth of May 1846, of German parents, as his name indicates. When he was seven years old his parents removed to a farm in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, and he worked on the farm summers and attended the district school winters until he was sixteen years old, when he entered the University of Wisconsin. The following spring he was taken sick, and, falling behind in his classes, enlisted in Company A, Thirty-seventh Regiment, as private, being then less than seventeen years old. Soon after entering Camp Randall, the colonel sent word among the recruits that he desired specimens of their handwriting. Young Haecker submitted his penmanship and was selected to do clerical work at headquarters. During the siege of Petersburg Mr. Haecker distinguished himself for bravery. After the siege he was placed on detached service in the medical department at City Point, and was rapidly promoted until he had charge of all the quartermaster's supplies of the Ninth Corps Hospital Department. At the close of the war he rejoined his regiment and was placed in charge of the drum corps, participating in the grand review at Washington, and in August 1865, returned to Madison with his regiment. The following month he went to Hampton, Franklin County, Iowa, to which place his parents had removed while he was in the army, and there spent two years in farming. But, having a great desire to prosecute his studies, he returned to Madison, Wisconsin, in the spring of 1867, re-entered the university, selecting the ancient classical course. During his third year his health failed and he was compelled to return to Hampton, Iowa, intending to follow farming; but opportunity offering, he spent a couple of years teaching in the public schools. In 1870 he went to Hardin County, Iowa, and founded the Ackley Independent, the paper gaining a wide circulation and becoming one of the leading newspapers of northern Iowa under his management. In 1872 he made a tour through Minnesota, visiting St. Paul, Minneapolis, St. Anthony (now East Minneapolis), and Duluth. In the fall of the following year he disposed of the Independent and in February returned to Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, and settled on a farm with the intention of going into stock-raising and dairying. He had scarcely settled down to work when he was, without solicitation from himself or his friends, offered a position in the executive office by William R. Taylor, then governor of Wisconsin. He accepted the position and entered upon his duties, at the same time intending to continue his farm operations. He remained in this position during five administrations, covering a period of seventeen years, and all this time maintained his interest in stock-raising, much of the time driving ten miles to his office in the morning and returning to the farm evenings, and some winters not fairing a single night to personally inspect every animal on the place before retiring. While in the executive office some very responsible duties were imposed upon him, one being the adjustment of the St. Croix land grant, and during twelve years of the time he reviewed all the pardon cases coming before the governor. In the early 1880's the Board of Regents of the Wisconsin University was reorganized. An experiment station was then established and Professor Henry placed in charge, and during the years following Mr. Haecker was an intimate friend of, and constant adviser with. Professor Henry, thus becoming familiar with station and other agricultural educational work. In the summer of 1882 he was commissioned by the Board of Regents to make a tour in the cast, and he visited nearly all the noted herds of livestock and selected part of a carload for the university. These animals proved of excellent merit, and upon the organization of the Farmers' Institute, he was selected by Mr. Morrison, the superintendent, to discuss the subjects of breeding and handling of dairy stock. To afford his children the advantages of the educational facilities offered at Madison he moved there in the fall of 1890, and being unexpectedly relieved from official duties in January, he joined the first class in the Wisconsin Dairy School, the second week he was appointed assistant to the instructor in the factory course, and instructor in the home dairy course. At the close of the session he engaged in experimental work at the Experiment Station, and in the fall he was appointed instructor in butter making in the Minnesota Dairy School. Upon the resignation of Professor Hays, he was appointed instructor in breeding in the School of Agriculture, and the following May was made assistant in agriculture in the School of Agriculture and Experiment Station. In June 1893, he was appointed full professor in the College of Agriculture and placed in charge of the Dairy School. Possibly Professor Haecker's most successful and best known work at the Experiment Station is along the line of feeding and the adaptability of certain types of stock for special purposes. Professor Haecker is doing excellent work in the field, holding meetings and making addresses in various parts of this and other states, with the results showing in creameries that are being started in almost every place, and the strong interest aroused. Professor Haecker is making an enviable record among the educators of the young people of the country as well as among the farmers who appreciate his efforts in their behalf. As secretary of the State Dairymen's Association he has done much to bring it into the closest relation with the dairymen whom it is intended to help, bringing out the home talent instead of depending upon outside speakers entirely.


Charles F. Haglin
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HAGLIN Charles F, Minneapolis. Res 321 S 8th st, office 230 Lumber Exchange. Contractor and builder. Born in 1849 in New York. Educated in the public schools. Architect in Minneapolis 873; member Long & Haglin architects 1873-76; Haglin & Corner 1876-79; Haglin & Moore builders 1879-90; alone 1890 to date. Member Haglin & Stahr fire proof elevators and mills; half owner Minneapolis Stone Co; dir Kettle River Stone Co.


Alfred D. Haisch
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HAISH Alfred D, Superior. Office Carlton Minn. Real estate and loans. Born Dec 21, 1858 in Alma Wis, son of Frederick and Wilhelmina (Lutz) Haish. Married Sept 1, 1886 to Ida Alley. Educated in common and high schools Reeds Landing Minn. Engaged in farm implement business Webster S D 1883-1900; moved to Minneapolis until 1901; moved to Carlton and engaged in farm lands, real estate and loans to date. Pres Carlton County Abstract Co and Floodwood Minn Bank; Sec Inter-state Farm Land Co Carlton Minn. Member Carlton and Superior Commercial clubs and Masonic fraternity.


Ernest C. Haley
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HALEY Ernest C, Minneapolis. Res 1200 E 26th st, office 819 Northwestern bldg. Architect. Born Sept 25, 1867 in Malone N Y, son of Joseph H and Trepina (Leonard) Haley. Married 1898 to Jennie B Babcock. Educated in the common schools of Minneapolis; studied architecture in office and with father, and succeeded to father's practice. Member of Royal Arcanum.


Albert H. Hall
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HALL Albert H, Minneapolis. Res 2030 Queen av S, office 722-726 N Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born July 11, 1858 at Alexandria O, son of Dr Levi and Lucinda (Mitchell) Hall. Married Nellie J Pearson. Attended public schools in Ohio, high school Austin Minn; U of M 1875-80; graduated Columbian Law School Washington D C, LL B 1883. Has practiced law in Minneapolis 1883 to date; member of hall & Kolliner lawyers in general practice Minneapolis to date. Asst city atty Minneapolis 1889-94; special asst county atty Hennepin county 1894-95. Member American Bar Assn; Alpha Nu Chi Psi college fraternity; Masonic order, B P O E, K of P, U W, Royal League, K of C, W O W and Minneapolis Commercial Club.


Christopher Webber Hall
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HALL Christopher Webber, Minneapolis. Res 8093 University av S E, office U of M. Educator. Born Feb 28, 1845 in Wardsboro Vt, son of Lewis Hall. Twice married: July 29, 1875 to Ellen A Dunnell (died Feb 21, 1876); Dec 26 1883 to Sophia L Haight. Educated in common schools West Wardsboro; Leland and Gray Seminary Townshend Vt; Chester Academy; Graduating Middlebury College 1871. After leaving college was prin Glenns Falls Academy; moved to Mankato as prin Mankato High School 1872-73; supt schools Owatonna Minn 1873-75; studied abroad 1875-77; entered faculty U of M 1878 where he has since remained.


Pearls Mitchell Hall
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HALL Pearls Mitchell, Minneapolis. Res 1300 20th av N, office Court Hose. Public Official. Born Oct 10, 1860 at West Jefferson O, son of Levi and Lucinda (Mitchell) Hall. Educated in public schools in Ohio and Minn; at U of M; Hahnemann Medical College Chicago, graduating in 1882. Practiced medicine in Minneapolis 1882 to date. Member State Board Medical Examiners 1887-93: medical insp Minneapolis Health Dept 1897-98; comnr of health Minneapolis 1901 to date Discovered Hall's Island in Mississippi in April 1902; acquired title and deeded island to city of Minneapolis in November 1902. Member City Medical Society; National Asssn for study and prevention of tuberculosis; Commercial and North Side Commercial clubs Minneapolis.


William S. Hall
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HALL William S, Minneapolis. Res 1905 15th av S, office 5th av and 2d st S. Machinist. Born Jan 6, 1844 in England, son of Thomas and Sarah (Birch) Hall. Married April 12, 1868 to Alias Singleton. Educated in common schools. Learned machinist's trade in England 1857-64; employed in Philadelphia 1869-72; in Hudson Wis 1873-78; in Minneapolis 1878 to date as propr Eagle Iron Works, gen machinists. Member Masonic fraternity.


William P. Hallowell Jr.
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HALLOWELL William Penrose Jr, Minneapolis. Res 2302 1st av S, office 412 1st av S. Merchant. Born Nov 30, 1863 in Philadelphia Pa, son of William P and Elizabeth C (Davis) Hallowell. Attended Friends' Central School Philadelphia; Cheltenham Academy Pa; Swarthmore College Swarthmore Pa. Left college and moved to Minneapolis 1883. With Northwestern Nat Bank Minneapolis, D Morrison & Co merchant millers and Nelson Tannery Co 1883088. Northwestern Fuel Co, H W Armstrong & Co coal 1888-1902; resident mngr Youghiogheny & Lehigh Coal Co 1902-1904; sec, v pres and treas Holmes & MacCaughey Co 1904; v pres and treas Holmes & MacCaughey Co whol and retail coal, offices in Minneapolis and St Paul, 1905 to date. Served in Co "I" M N G 1883-88. Member Minneapolis, Minikahda and Lafayette clubs Minneapolis.


John Lars Hallstrom
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HALLSTROM John Lars, Minneapolis. Res 2539 10th av S, office 730-734 E Lake st. Educator. Born Sept 11, 1865 at Vermland Sweden, son of John and Ingeborg (Larson) Hallstrom. Married Nov 29, 1893 to Beda J Swenson. Attended public schools in Sweden and Minn; graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College at St Peter Minn B C 1889, M C 1897; U of M, LL B 1899. Professor in Gustavus Adolphus College 1889-93; in Northwestern College Minneapolis 1894-1904. Treas Am Business College Minneapolis 1904 to date. Also engaged in practice of law; deals in real estate and negotiates loans. Member several Republican clubs Minneapolis.


Philip R. Hamilton
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HAMILTON Philip R, Minneapolis. Res 1750 Hillside av, office 942 Lumber Exchange. Lumber. Born Jan 29, 1859 in Canada, son of William G and Charlotte (Turgis) Hamilton. Married 1883 to Elizabeth Staveley. Received a common school education. Employed in lumber business 1875-79; in banking business Three Rivers Quebec 1879-82; mngr St Maurice Furnace 1882-84; moved to Minneapolis and engaged in sash, door and blind business with Bardwell, Robinson & Co 1884-99; organized Minneapolis Lumber Co 1899; organized Ruby Lumber Co and has been sec of same 1902 to date.


Charles Freeborn Haney
Source: Progressive men of Minnesota. Published by The Minneapolis Journal (1897) submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Charles F. Haney, city clerk of the city of Minneapolis, was born on a farm near Lewiston, Fulton County, Illinois, June 12, 1859. He is the son of Rev. Richard Haney, D. D., a native of Pennsylvania, and Adaline Murphy Haney, who was born in New York. Dr. Haney has been in the Methodist ministry for over sixty years, and is at the present time one of the oldest in the United States. He is eighty-four years of age and still active. Mr. Haney's mother was a woman of lovable Christian character and suffered many hardships as the wife of a poorly paid Methodist minister during pioneer days in Illinois. She died when Charles was six years old and he was left in the care of his mother brother and sister. Mr. Haney's education was obtained in a similar way to that of most boys brought up in the small towns of Illinois--attending the public schools in the winter and working on the farm in the summer. Young Haney earned his first dollar at farm work. He early developed a marked capacity for business, and at the age of fifteen years was managing a number of farms for their owner, keeping all the necessary accounts. By means of persistent industry, Mr. Haney was able to go through Illinois College and also to take a course in a business college, from which he graduated at nineteen years of age. Immediately after graduation he became principal of a high school in Illinois. Later he received an appointment in the railway mail service, but he preferred a business life and made an engagement with a Chicago grain firm, buying grain and having charge of a line of elevators. In the fall of 1882 he visited his uncle, the late Dr. John H. Murphy, of St. Paul, and happened to attend the fair in Minneapolis, conducted by Col. W. S. King, and concluded that he had found the right place for a home. Upon the day of his arrival he accepted an offer from J. B. Bassett & Co., manufacturers of flour and lumber, and was employed as their head bookkeeper and cashier for six years, only resigning to accept the position of city clerk. To this office Mr. Haney was elected in January, 1889. He has been re-elected for two-year terms three times, receiving support from both Republican and Democratic parties. Although he has always been a Republican, and has been so recognized, he is not what would be called an active partisan. In his administration of his office and in his rapid and effective manner of handling business at the meetings of the City Council, Mr. Haney has won merited praise. He has been especially effective in the management of the clerical work in connection with the general and local elections. He originated and carried out the system used at the last two elections, of gathering returns in an accurate and speedy manner. At the last election he employed one hundred experts bicycle riders to bring in the figures. At such times his power of endurance and his executive ability have been invaluable in handling the complicated machinery of a metropolitan election. Such efforts are appreciated by the newspaper men, and were recognized when Mr. Haney was elected, in 1893, an honorary member of the Minneapolis Press Club. At the Republican National Convention of 1892, held in Minneapolis, Mr. Haney was chief reading clerk, and acquitted himself admirably, his strong, clear voice and distinct enunciation peculiarly fitting him for the duties of the position. He is a prominent Mason, and has held prominent offices in the higher Masonic bodies. Mr. Haney was married in 1881 to Augusta A. Cosad, by whom he has one son, Philip C. Haney, now seven years of age. He was married a second time in March, 1895 to Mary J. Parkhurst.


Richard H. Hankinson
Source: Compendium of History and Biography of North Dakota, Publ. 1900. Transcribed by Brenda Shaffer

HON. RICHARD H. HANKINSON. As an all around prominent man of North Dakota, no one of its citizens more justly deserves the title than Mr. Hankinson. He has been identified with the development and progress of the state, and particularly Richland county, from the early settlement of that region, and is now extensively engaged in farming in Brightwood township, and also conducts a real estate and loan business in the town of Hankinson, making his home on his elegant estate on section twenty-two, but is found at his office in Hankinson daily. He owns about two hundred acres of land, and his home farm is beautifully located on the banks of Lake Elsie, a fine body of water, named for his daughter, Elsie. Every comfort and even the luxuries of life are afforded on his estate, and the buildings thereon are among the finest in the state of North Dakota. On another page is found a portrait of Mr. Hankinson.

Mr. Hankinson was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 7, 1841. He was reared in Grand Rapids, where he lived until the breaking out of the Civil war, when he enlisted, in August, 1861, in Company D, Eighth Michigan Volunteer Infantry, and was with them until January 30, 1863, when he was discharged on account of wounds received at the battle of Wilmington Island, Georgia. He returned to Grand Rapids and re-enlisted in the Thirteenth Michigan Light Artillery and served to the close of the war. He participated in the battles at Pocotaligo, Port Royal, Fort Pulaski and Wilmington Island, and later at Antietam, South Mountain, Fredericksburg and minor engagements until the close of the struggle. He received a wound in the left wrist at Wilmington Island, which caused his discharge, and upon his re-enlistment in the Thirteenth Michigan Light Artillery was commissioned first sergeant. He was a loyal and true soldier, and served for the preservation of his country.

After his return from war our subject went to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he entered the service of the Northwestern Telegraph Company, and was with them in the capacity of superintendent of construction and assistant general superintendent of the company, until 1881. He organized the Northwestern Telegraph Company in 1878, and was elected general manager of the same, serving until March, 1880. After leaving the service of Northwestern Telegraph Company in 1881, he settled in Brightwood township, Richland county, North Dakota. He has a fine estate with excellent improvements, and engages extensively in farming. He has divided his time between that line of work and the contracting of construction of telegraph lines, and has built the following lines: From Chicago to Minneapolis; from Louisiana, Missouri, to Kansas City, Missouri; the line for the bankers and merchants from Chicago to Minneapolis. These have been absorbed by the Western Union Telegraph Company. He also built the telegraph line for the Soo railroad and all their branches west of the Red river. He constructed the first telegraph line built in North Dakota, or British North America, in 1871, and personally superintended the construction from Moorhead to Winnipeg, and also from Fargo to Valley Center, and from thence to Bismarck. He has engaged in the real estate business in Minneapolis since locating on his farm and at his office in Hankinson now conducts the real estate and loan business and contracting. He engaged in the mercantile business from 1880 to the fall of 1897.

Our subject was married at Grand Rapids, Michigan, January 20, 1868, to Miss Sarah E. Martin, a native of Michigan. Mrs. Hankinson died in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in March, 1874, leaving one son, Herbert L., who is now in the grain business in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our subject married Miss Etta M. Wilson, a native of Minnesota, September 27, 1876, at Minneapolis. One daughter has been born to Mr. and Mrs. Hankinson, named Elsie E. Mr. Hankinson is a prominent member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen, Knights of Pythias and the Masonic fraternity, and has passed the Knights Templar degree in the last named order. He was elected to the first state legislature in 1889, and served one term, and was again elected in the fall of 1896. He takes an active part in local affairs, and the town of Hankinson was named for him in appreciation of his services.


Martin Franklin Hanley
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HANLEY Martin Franklin, Minneapolis. Res 2411 Blaisdell av, office 305 Oneida blk. Lawyer. Born Jan 30, 1859 in St Louis Mo, son of Martin Franklin and Cyrene Clemens (Dalton) Hanley. Married 1895 to Emeline Buford. Graduated Wash Univ St Louis law dept LL B 1879. Has practiced law in Minneapolis 1884 to date. Member of Am and Minn Bar assns.


Adam Hannah
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HANNAH Adam, Minneapolis. Res South Shore Lake Harriet, office 200 4th st S. Banker. Born in Scotland, son of John and Mary (Miller) Hannah. Married in 1888 to Ellen Miller. Educated in common schools; Ayr Academy Scotland. Employed by Gillespie, Cathcart & Fraser, American importers of Glasgow Scotland 1872-75; engaged in farming 1875-81; moved to Minneapolis 1881 and engaged in loan business; organized the Savings Bank of Minneapolis 1899 and has been sec and treas to date. American agt of the Edinburgh North American Investment Co Ltd.


William P. Harmon
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HARMON William P, Minneapolis. Res 1905 Penn av S, office 524 2d av S. Printer. Born march 31, 1865 in Princeton Wis, son of Hiram H and Luanna (Phelps) Harmon. Married June 3, 1890 to Mary Edna Clark. Educated in common schools. Learned printer's trade and engaged in same Milwaukee until 1888; in Minneapolis 1888-94; edited Princeton (Wis) Republican 1894-96; sec and treas Hahn & Harmon Co Inc printers Minneapolis 1896 to date. Member Commercial and Publicity clubs and Masonic fraternity.


Albert Harrington
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HARRINGTON Albert, Minneapolis. Res 1823 Park av, office 69 Chamber of Commerce. Grain Merchant. Born April l19, 1848 at Macaria N Y, son of W H and Miranda (Lane) Harrington. Married Aug 20, 1873 to Laura Frick. Attended public schools at Winona Minn to 1865; West Point Military Academy 1867-69. Clk for Laird, Norton & Co Winona Minn 1865-67; ckl W & St P R R Winona 1869-71; G W Van Dusen & Co Rochester Minn 1871-75; member G W Van Dusen & Co 1875-89; built Belt Line elevator Superior Wis 1892; pres Belt Line Elevator Co 1892-95; present business in Minneapolis 1895 to date.


Charles Medbury Harrington
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HARRINGTON Charles Medbury, Minneapolis. Res 2540 Park av, office 713 Chamber of Commerce. Grain merchant. Born July 11, 1855 at New Berliln N Y, son of Daniel and Elizabeth Harrington. Educated at New Berlin (N Y) Academy. Telegraph opr and bkpr office of G W Van Dusen grain dealer Rochester Minn 1872-74; employed in Rochester Bank 1874-75; with Mather Bros whol grocers Albany N Y 1875-81; returned to Minn in 1881 and again took an interest in the grain business with Mr. Van Dusen at Rochester; since 1883 a resident of Minneapolis. Pres Van Dusen-Harrington and Nat Elevator companies; v pres Pioneer Steel Elevator, Atlas Elevator and Inter-State Elevator companies; sec G W Van Dusen & Co and Star Elevator Co; dir Home Grain and St Anthony Elevator companies. These companies operate about 400 country elevators, 4 terminal elevators in Minneapolis and 50 retail lumber yards. 1st pres Commercial Club; ex-pres Minneapolis Club and Chamber of Commerce; junior warden St Mark's Episcopal Church Minneapollis; also member Minikahda and Lafayette clubs Minneapolis.


Louis Emercon Harrington
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HARRINGTON Louis Emercon, Minneapolis. Res 4226 Wentworth av S. office 304-3-5 Andrus bldg. Insurance. Born Dec 6, 1880 at Hastings Minn, son of William E and Annie J (Leavitt) Harrington. Married Oct 12, 1904 to Ada L Johnson. Graduated from Hastings High School 1899. Minn School of Business Minneapolis 1891. In insurance business 1891 to date, except during 4 months' service as stenogr at Minn State Reformatory at St Cloud and 6 months as asst sec Y M C A in Minneapolis. State mngr Great Eastern Casualty & Indemnity Co N Y 1905 to date.


Abraham Harris
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HARRIS Abraham, Minneapolis. Res 1400 9th st S. office 2401 University av S E. Contractor's supplies. Born Jan 13, 1860 in Germany, son of Leon Harris. Married March 12, 1884 to Ray Brim. Educated in common schools. Moved to Minneapolis 1880 and engaged in scrap iron and machinery business as Harris Bros until 1902; organized the Mnfrs Supply Co 1902 and has continued same to date.


William L. Harris
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HARRIS William L, Minneapolis. Res 1982 Kenwood pkway, office New England Furniture & Carpet Company. Born April 1, 1854 in Boston Mass, son of William G and Julia A (Lane) Harris. Graduated from Dwight School Boston 1866; English High School Boston 1866-68; left school for business. Clerk for W G Harris & CO retail dry goods Boston 1868-70; Harris, Richardson & CO whol dry goods Boston 1870-72; member of Eldridge & Harris retail dry goods South Boston 1872-79; member of W G Harris & Son whol and retail carpets Boston 1879-87; founded New England Furniture & Carpet Co Minneapolis gen house furnishing retail 1887; incorporated with self as pres and treas 1892; largest establishment of kind west of Chicago. Member Minneapolis Charter Commission; pres Retailers Assn; dir Commercial Club; chairman tax committee Minneapolis Business Men's Assn; chairman executive committee Minnesota Retail Furniture Dealers Assn.


Alexander M. Harrison
Source: Progressive men of Minnesota. Published by The Minneapolis Journal (1897) submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Alexander M. Harrison is a lawyer, practicing his profession in Minneapolis. He is a native of Pennsylvania, and was born in Venango County, the fifth of November, 1847. His father, Charles Harrison, was descended from English stock. He was born at Orange, New Jersey (where his family has lived ever since), and followed the occupation of an agriculturist in Venango County, Pennsylvania. With the industrious and frugal habits of the New Englander, he had attained comfortable financial circumstances. His wife's maiden name was Catharine E. DeWitt, who was of Dutch descent. Alexander was given by his parents considerably better educational advantages than those usually accorded to farmers' boys, especially of that period. His elementary education was received in the district school in Perry, in Venango County, and later in an academy in the same town. When thirteen years old he left home and attended an academy at Pleasantville, in the same state. He remained here until he was eighteen, then entered the Fredonia Academy, at Fredonia, in Chautauqua County, New York, from which institution he graduated three years later. Having made up his mind to make law his profession in life, Alexander had begun studying law during his leisure hours in the Fredonia Academy. After leaving there, he worked for a while in the oil fields of his native state, running a stationary engine for drilling and pumping oil wells, with which to earn money to complete his law studies, and in this way he earned his first dollar. Having secured sufficient funds to pay his expenses at Ann Arbor, he entered the law department of the University of Michigan, and graduated in April, 1870. He came West and located at Charles City, Iowa, where he "hung out his shingle" and began the practice of his profession, in which he has been actively engaged ever since. Until August, 1873, Mr. Harrison continued his practice alone, but at this time he became associated with Samuel B. Starr and John G. Patterson, under the firm name of Starr, Patterson & Harrison. This partnership continued until October, 1878, when it was dissolved by the death of Mr. Patterson. The partnership was continued, however, by Messrs. Starr and Harrison until December 1, 1886, when the latter gentleman came to Minnesota. He located in Minneapolis, where he has succeeded in building up a lucrative legal business. Mr. Harrison's political affiliations have always been with the Republican party, of which he is an ardent supporter and an active campaigner. On August 13, 1873, he was married to Lizzie O. Chapin, at Silver Creek, New York. Mr. and Mrs. Harrison have three children: Merton E., aged twenty, now a sophomore in the state university; Ruth Harrison, aged ten, and Helen, aged six.

Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HARRISON Alexander M, Minneapolis. Res 4936 39th av S, office 314 N Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born Nov 5, 1847 in Venango county Pa. Married Aug 13, 1873 to Lizzie Chapin. Graduated from Fredonia N Y Academy; law dept Univ of Mich. City atty at Charles City Ia; practiced law there 1870-86; practiced law in Minneapolis 1886-98; judge district court 1898-1905; in law practice in Minneapolis 1905 to date.


Charles George Hartin
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Richard Ramos

HARTIN Charles George, St Paul. Res 305 Dayton av, office 114 E 4th. Merchant. Born March 15, 1864 in Canterbury N B, son of Rev Thomas and Mary Ellen (Garden) Hartin. Married June 12, 1901 to Grace S Sanborn, daughter of Judge Walter H Sanborn. Educated in the common schools of Canterbury. Moved to Minneapolis and was in the employ of Chase & Miller loggers 1885-88; bkpr Pioneer Fuel Co Minneapolis 1888-1901; mngr Pioneer Fuel Co St Paul office 1891-1903; pres Ohio Coal Co, successors to Pioneer Fuel Co 1903-1905. Organized Hartin Coal Co of which he is pres, treas and dir. Member of Commercial and Minnesota clubs; Masonic fraternity; B P O E and Royal Arcanum.


William Edwin Haskell
Source: Progressive men of Minnesota. Published by The Minneapolis Journal (1897) submitted by Diana Heser Morse

W. E. Haskell, the head of the Times Newspaper Company, of Minneapolis, was born on June 18, 1862, on Bunker Hill, Charlestown, Massachusetts. His newspaper talent may be said to have been inherited, for his father, Edwin B. Haskell, of Boston, has been a life-long newspaper man. Mr. Haskell, senior, learned the printer's trade as a boy and later became a reporter on the Boston Journal. He advanced to an editorial position and afterwards became associate editor of the Boston Herald. With R. M. Pulsifer, C. A. Andrews and others he purchased the Herald not long after the war, and was identified with the wonderful growth of that great newspaper property during succeeding years. Mr. Haskell has now retired from active newspaper life and is devoting himself to the care of his estate, to travel and study, and to the work incident to his position as head of the Metropolitan Park Commission of Boston. The Haskell family is of French origin. A Norman Knight of the family of D'Ascelles who married a daughter of the royal house of France and who accompanied William the Conqueror to England, is the earliest known progenitor of the family. He was the forefather of the present Earl of Dudley, of England. In 1645 three brothers of the family came to Gloucester, Massachusetts, from England. A branch of this stock founded New Salem, Maine and later moved to East Livermore in the same state, where Mr. Edwin Haskell was born in 1836. He married Miss Ann Celia Hill, who was of Huguenot extraction. The early education of their son, William, was had in the private schools of Charlestown, Chelsea and Newton, Massachusetts. He then entered Allen's English and Classical school at West Newton, to prepare for college, but before commencing his college course spent two years in study in Europe, most of the time at Leipsic. Entering Harvard college in 1881, he graduated in the class of 1884 with the degree of A. B. His education was planned along such lines as to fit him for his intended profession that of newspaper work. Mr. Haskell went to Minneapolis on November 10, 1882, and became editor and hall owner of the Minneapolis Tribune. This connection continued until May, 1889, and from 1885 he was at the same time part owner and president of the Journal Printing Company. From 1889 to 1894 he was engaged in the real estate and investment business. Upon the purchase of the Minneapolis Times by the Journal Company on July 1, 1894, Mr. Haskell, who was then vice president of the Journal Printing Company, became editorial manager of the Times. Six months later, in January, 1895, he became general manager of the Times, and on January 1, 1897, he purchased the Times from the Journal Company and relinquished his interest in the latter company. He is now editorial and business head of the Times. During his three years of connection with the Times Mr. Haskell has been the moving force of the paper; it immediate success is to be attributed to his energy and good management. His policy has been to always follow the line of absolute independence. During all his newspaper life Mr. Haskell has been much interested in the development of photographic illustration for the daily press, and has done much for the art. As in his newspaper life, Mr. Haskell is, personally, independent in politics. He has held no political offices, but has served as aid-de-camp with the rank of major on the staff of Governor A. R. McGill, and was aid-de-camp with the rank of colonel on the staff of Governor W. R. Merriam during both his terms of office. He belongs to no societies and only to social clubs. Mr. Haskell was married on November 1, 1884, to Miss Annie E. Mason, who died on February 18, 1886. On February 22, 1887, he was married to Miss Olga von Waedelstadt, of St. Paul. They have four children; Celia Elizabeth, William Waedelstadt, George Childs and Edwin Dudley. The family residence is at 1710 Third avenue S, Minneapolis.


Eugene G. Hay
Source: Progressive men of Minnesota. (Shutter, Marion Daniel, 1853-ed.) Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Journal (1897) Submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Eugene G. Hay was United States district attorney for Minnesota from 1890 to 1894. Mr. Hay is a native of Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana, a son of Dr. Andrew J. Hay and Rebecca Garrett Hay. His father was of Scotch descent and his mother of Scotch-Irish ancestry. He was born March 26, 1853, and received his education in the common schools and in the Barnett Academy at Charlestown. In 1876 he began studying law in the office of Gordon, Lamb & Sheppard at Indianapolis. He was admitted to the bar in 1877 and commenced the practice of his profession at Madison, Indiana, the next year. He remained there until 1886, when he removed to Minneapolis and has been practicing law here ever since, either in a private capacity or as an officer of the government. Mr. Hay is a Republican and has always taken an active part in politics since he became a voter. He was a clerk in the Indiana legislature in 1877 and was made prosecuting attorney at Madison for two terms, from 1881 to 1885. In 1884 he represented the Fourth congressional district of Indiana in the Republican national convention which nominated James G. Blaine for the presidency. In 1888 he was elected to the lower house of the Minnesota legislature from the Twenty-ninth district, where he made a most excellent record. He was one of the leaders of the Washburn senatorial campaign of that year, and contributed in a large degree to the election of W. D. Washburn to the Unite States senate. On December 17, 1889, Mr. Hay's name was sent to the senate by the president for the position of United States district attorney for Minnesota, and he held that office until 1894. He is a forcible speaker and has always been relied upon by his party as one of the most efficient and successful men on the stump in this state. This has brought his ability in demand in every campaign and he has given liberally of his time and ability for the promotion of the political principles of which he is a firm believer. Mr. Hay was married November 4, 1891, at Indianapolis to Elenora Farquhar. He is a Mason and Knight Templar. Prior to his appointment as United States district attorney he was in partnership in the practice of law with Messrs. Jelly and Hull, the style of the firm being Jelly, Hay & Hull. Upon his retirement from office he resumed the practice of law, but without partners. He has been very successful both in his official work and in his private practice, and is regarded as one of the strongest among the younger members of the Minneapolis bar. Although Mr. Hay never enjoyed the advantages of a complete college education, he has always been a student, and is a gentleman of extensive reading and a diligent investigator of the important questions of the day, on which he is an instructive writer and a well equipped and forcible speaker.


Richard M. Hayes
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HAYES, Richard M, Minneapolis. Res 4102 Park boul, office 616 N Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born Nov 17, 1871 in Breckenridge county Ky, son of R W and Anna (Davis) Hayes. Married June 22, 1898 to Charlotte E. Crowther. Educated in common schools and a commercial college. Clk for C W Hackett Hardware Co St Paul 1891-93; night course law dept U of M 1892-95; graduated LL B 1895; practiced law in Blue Earth and Crookston Minn 1895-1904; in Minneapolis 1904 to date. Member B P O E.


Warren Andrew Hayes
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HAYES, Warren Andrew, Minneapolis. Office 631-632 Andrus bldg. Insurance agt. Born June 19, 1877 in Rushford Minn, son of George Andrew and Maria Rebecca Hayes. Educated in public and high schools Minneapolis. Was variously employed for several years in Minneapolis; moved to Honolulu 1898-1901. Returned to Minneapolis and engaged in insurance business to date.


Willet Martin Hayes
Source: Progressive Men of Minnesota, (Shutter, Marion Daniel, 1853-ed.) Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Journal (1897) transcribed by Vicki Bryan

Professor Hayes was born in 1850 near the village of Gifford, Hardin County, Iowa. His father, Silas Hays, had joined the earliest pioneers on the head waters of the Iowa River, a few years before Willet's birth. The father was a man of positive character having been one of the only four members of the abolition party in Bladensburg Township, Knox County, Ohio, from which place he emigrated, with his young wife, to Iowa. He was of British stock. His wife, whose maiden name was Christina Lepley, was of the sturdy Pennsylvania Dutch stock, so numerous in central Ohio. When Willet was six years old his mother was left a widow with an older son and an infant boy. When the estate was settled she had a farm of one hundred and forty acres, and several hundred dollars in cash. When the second son was twelve years of age the tenant, who had allowed the farm to run down, was discharged and Willet and his brothers managed it. The mother was not only truly loyal to her boys, but she was a strong business woman, and under her guidance the boys made the farm pay, erecting buildings, planting fine groves, building fences and roads and gaining the favorable comments of the neighbors. Charles L. and Willet took turns "year about" in college and in managing the farm until the elder brother was ready for a post graduate course of law. The youngest of the three, Marion, was then ready to enter college and the farm was again rented. Having finished the country school, Willet attended Oskaloosa College, Oskaloosa, and Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, for three years, taking an academic course and then yielding to his desire for agricultural work, he entered the State Agricultural College at Ames, Iowa, where he graduated in the fall of 1885, receiving the degree of Bachelor of Agriculture. He received a good standing in his college classes. Instead of high marks in recitation, he gained a reputation among the professors for studying subjects rather than books, often developing them beyond the work of the classes, and thus showing his bent for the practical in agricultural education. At about the time of graduation, he was married to Miss Clara Shepperd, of Chariton, Iowa, who took a post graduate course at the Iowa Agricultural College in Domestic Science, and became his able co-worker in industrial education, upon graduation he was placed in charge of the agricultural experiments in the college farm at Ames. Here he did work of value, among other things, showing the extent and position in the soil of the roots of corn and other crops. The kind of tillage and tillage implements adapted to conserving soil moisture in time of drought by level culture at medium depth without seriously pruning the roots, now so much emphasized in agricultural teaching, was here first clearly shown. Instead of completing a post graduate course in science, Mr. Hays secured a position as associate editor of the Prairie Farmer, Chicago, under the venerable editor, Orange Judd. In 1888, when the various states began to establish experiment stations under the government appropriations, Minnesota was on the hunt for practical men, and Dr. Edward D. Porter selected Mr. Hays as his assistant. Two years later the Board of Regents promoted him to the Professorship of Agriculture. A year later, Mrs. Hays, having won a name for herself through teaching and lecturing, the two were offered the Professorship of Agriculture and Domestic Science in the North Dakota Agricultural College at Fargo. Here the most practical and valuable work was being accomplished by Mr. and Mrs. Hays when death removed the wife. Those interested in the agricultural department of the University of Minnesota, soon after this, negotiated with Professor Hays to return and various reasons, well considered, led him to accept again his old place as Professor of Agriculture and with it, the position of Vice-Chairman and Agriculturist of the Experiment Station. Having been educated in a western agricultural college, Professor Hays in the inception of the Minnesota School of Agriculture, took a leading part in defining its policy and in holding it to the work of making educated farmers out of the most enterprising farm boys of the state. Reorganizing the course in the college of agriculture also had his special attention. As professor of agriculture he organized dairy education in the School of Agriculture and upon his recommendation the Board of Regents made the appropriation for the original dairy building, appointed a separate professor of dairying and started the Minnesota Dairy School. Likewise instruction in the School of Agriculture in the slaughter and care of meats was started by him, being a new feature in agricultural schools. His connection with Mrs. Hays' work caused him to take a prominent part in developing the industrial course for ladies in North Dakota Agricultural College. He acts upon the belief that the University of Minnesota can and should implant a system of agricultural high schools in the state and nation, for farm girls as it seems to have done for farm boys, and also the advanced, or agricultural college course for those women who have graduated in the girls' agricultural high school, who wish to become teachers and scientific investigators in woman's industries. He has written much in bulletins for the Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota experiment stations, and has been a prolific writer for the agricultural press in the Northwest and has in preparation text books for his classes in agriculture.

Among the reports of original work, his studies in the roots of corn and other field crops, of tillage, feeding experiments, breeding field crops, the improvement of field seeds, field management of pasture and meadows may be especially mentioned. He has done work in the Farmers' Institute and has delivered many addresses at meetings of agricultural people. He has taken a special interest in the rural school and has prepared a reader for the fourth grade. A system of sub-experiment farms as a part of the Minnesota Experiment station, with adjunct forest experiment stations under the auspices of the Division of Forestry of the United States Department of Agriculture, has recently been organized under his leadership and management.


George W. Hayford
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HAYFORD George W, Minneapolis. Res 21 N 6th st. Mngr Electrical Engineering Co. Born Oct 27, 1854 in Boston Mass, son of Warren and Abby (Lewis) Hayford. Married 1885 to Ida A W Bright. Attended common schools Boston and graduated from law dept Boston Univ LL B 1875. Practiced law Boston 1875-80; in mercantile business 1880-96; now sec, treas and mngr Electrical Engineering Co. Member Commercial Club.


Marcus Peter Hayne
Source: Progressive Men of Minnesota, (Shutter, Marion Daniel, 1853-ed.) Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Journal (1897) transcribed by Vicki Bryan

Marcus Peter Hayne, a member of the Minneapolis bar, was born at Austin, South Carolina, April 14, 1857. His father was Dr. Marcus S. Hayne, a physician and a gentleman of considerable wealth; his mother was Elizabeth A. Decker. Mr. Hayne is related to the Southern family of that name, among whom was the famous Robert Y. Hayne, who conducted the celebrated debate with Webster. When the war broke out Dr. Hayne removed his family to New York, although sympathizing with the Southern cause. Mr. Hayne's early education began in the public schools of New York City and his college course was taken at Cornell University, although he was not graduated by that institution. He began the study of law in 1875, in Newark, New Jersey, in the office of Chancellor Runyon, late ambassador to Germany. From 1877 to 1880 he was city attorney of Newark. He then went into the Southwest and lived in Arizona and Old Mexico, practicing law and engaging in mining enterprises. From 1881 to 1883, he was city attorney for Tombstone, Arizona, and lived there during the booming days of that celebrated mining camp when its output of silver was larger than that of any other camp in the United States. Those were lively times in the Southwest, and during Mr. Hayne's residence there occurred many of the frightful Indian massacres, together with the lawless deeds of rough men who were then resorting to Arizona and Old Mexico. Ten years ago Mr. Hayne came to Minneapolis, and has been engaged in the practice of law here ever since. He is now a member of the law firm of Welch, Hayne & Conlin, but was a partner of Judge Jamison prior to the elevation of Mr. Jamison to the district bench in 1893. He is a Republican and very pronounced in his political views. He is a member of the Minneapolis Club, and the Commercial Club of Minneapolis. He is not married.


Harvey S. Haynes
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HAYNES Harvey S, Minneapolis. Res 2713 Blaisdell av. office 220 S 6th st. Automobiles. Born Sept 5, 1857 in Baldwinsville N Y, son of James and Eliza A (Clark) Haynes. Married Sept 16, 1889 to Carrie L. Williams. Received education in Baldwinsville Academy. Farmed from 1881-85; moved to Minneapolis 1885 and was engaged with the American District Telegraph Co until 1893, after which he was engaged in different mercantile lines until 1898; started in business for self as Haynes Cycle Co; later changed to Haynes Automobile Co, which continues to date. Member Masonic fraternity and I O O F.


James C. Haynes
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HAYNES, James C, Minneapolis. Res 1807 4th st S E, office 938 Security Bank bldg. Lawyer and public official. Born Sept 22, 1848 in Baldwinsville N Y, son of James and Eliza A (Clark) Haynes. Married Sept 4, 1879 to Sarah E Clark. Educated in the common schools; Baldwinsville (N Y) Academy and Cazenovia Seminary; read law in Syracuse N Y; entered law dept Columbia College 1874; graduated 1875 and was admitted to the bar same year. Began practice of his profession in Syracuse N Y, continuing until 1878, when he moved to Eau Claire Wis, practicing there 1 year. Moved to Minneapolis 1879 and has been engaged in his profession to date. Member Minneapolis city council 1891-1894; mayor of Minneapolis 1903-1904; re-elected 1906; term expires Jan 1, 1909; Democrat. Pres Am District Telegraph Co for 24 years previous to its sale to the Western Union Telegraph Co. Dir Commercial Club Minneapolis and St Anthony Commercial Club; Masonic fraternity, K of P and B P O E.


Theodore Lambert Hays
Source: Progressive men of Minnesota. Published by The Minneapolis Journal (1897) submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Theodore Lambert Hays, general Northwestern representative of Mr. Jacob Litt, the well-known theatrical manager, and having under his charge the Bijou Theatre in Minneapolis and the Grand Opera House in St. Paul. Lambert Hays, his father, was one of the oldest settlers in Minneapolis. He was born in Germany on Christmas Day, 1842, and came to America when but eight years old. He lived for a short time at Albany, New York and then at Kenosha, Wisconsin. In 1855 he came to Minnesota and located in St. Anthony. He was apprenticed to the first baker doing business in the little village by the falls, and soon learned the trade, embarking in business for himself in 1865. He built the first bakery on the west side of the Mississippi, the old Cataract, on the site of the old Central Market house. He later built the People's Theater, and re-built it when it was burned a year or two afterwards. He was engaged in active business until 1887. Mr. Hays was always public spirited. He was a member of the volunteer fire department of the early sixties, and remained so until it was put on a paid basis, doing his share toward fighting the fires that afflicted the little wooden town of Minneapolis at that period. He also assisted in establishing the first Turnverein society in Minneapolis, and the building of the West Side Turner Hall, and throughout his career gave considerable attention to the maintenance of the Turner societies. He died in May, 1893. His wife, Mary Gertrude Rauen, emigrated to this country from Germany with her parents, and were among the early settlers of Minnesota. She is a sister of Peter Rauen, a prominent resident of North Minneapolis. Theodore Lambert Hays was born March 29, 1867. His education was received in the common schools of Minneapolis, and he was a pupil in the high school up to the tenth grade. He then took a business course in the Curtiss Business College. During his business career Mr. Hays has always been actively identified with his father's business affairs. His first position after leaving school was with the Minnesota Title Insurance and Trust Company, being employed among others to make a transcript of county records in the office of the register of deeds. He gave up this position in a short time to become interested with W. E. Sterling in the management of the People's Theater, which had been erected by Lambert Hays, his father. A little later this theater was leased by Jacob Litt, Frank L. Bixby acting as resident manager. The theater was changed at this time from a stock theater to a combination house, and Mr. Hays began his first experience in this business. He served as treasurer under Mr. Bixby with such success that when the latter was transferred to St. Paul, Mr. Hays was appointed manager, a position he has held ever since. Under his able direction this playhouse has established for itself a record of sterling success, and is considered one of the best paying theatrical properties in the Northwest. In 1896 Mr. Hays became Jacob Litt's general representative in the Northwest, and took charge of the Grand Opera House in St. Paul in addition to the Bijou in Minneapolis. Under its new management the Grand enjoyed more prosperous seasons than ever before. Mr. Hays possesses the confidence of the public to a considerable degree as an amusement caterer, and enjoys the friendship and respect of its associates. Though his father was a staunch and enthusiastic Democrat, Theo. L. Hays has never been so positive in his political feelings, and has always been independent in his support of candidates for office. He is a member of the Elks, the Royal Arcanum, the Knights to Pythias and the Commercial Club. In religion he is a Catholic. He was married in January, 1893, to Mary Ellen Roberts, at Chicago, and has one child, Theodore Albert Edward Hays.


Willet Martin Hays
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HAYS Willet Martin, Minneapolis. Office Washington D C. Public official. Born in 1859 near Gifford, Hardin county Ia, son of Silas and Christina (Lepley) Hays. Married in 1885 to Clara Shepperd of Chariton Ia. Educated in country school; Oskaloosa College Oskaloosa; and Drake Univ Des Moines Ia; graduated from State Agricultural College Ames Ia, B. Agr 1885. First employed in experimental work at the Ames College farm; associate editor of Prairie Farmer until 1888; asst to Dr Edward D Porter in government experimental station Minn 2 years; appointed prof of agriculture by board of regents U of M; later same with N D Agricultural College Fargo; returned to U of M as professor of agriculture and v chairman and agriculturist of experimental station; organized Minnesota Dairy School. Has written much for agricultural press and many bulletins for Iowa, Minn and North Dakota experimental stations. Now asst sec Dept of Agriculture Washington D C.


R. J. Healow
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HEALOW R J, Henderson, Live stock and machinery. Born Sept 19, 1880 in Elkton S D, son of James and Mary (Smyth) Healow. Married June 4, 1902 to Josephine Carmier. Educated in parochial school Le Sueur and Caton Business College Minneapolis. Engaged in farming until 1902; tray salesman for Crane Ordway & Co St Paul 1902-1905; engaged in farm implement and live stock business Henderson under firm name of Healow & Moriarty 1905 to date. Member Business Men's Assn.


Frank Healy
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HEALY Frank, Minneapolis. Res 1114 4th st S E. office City Hall. Lawyer. Born Dec 27, 1854 in Onondaga county N Y, son of Thomas and Mary (Kelly) Healy. Moved with his parents from N Y to Fillmore county Minn in 1856 and was reared on a farm; received his early education at the district schools and Preston graded school; graduated from the U of M, A B 1882; and from law dept. of the Univ of Mich LL B 1884. Has been engaged in the practice of law since that time in Minneapolis. Elected city atty of Minneapolis Jan 1, 1897 and still holds that office.


George DeWitt Hedding
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HEDDING George DeWitt, Minneapolis. Res 2010 James av S, office Northwestern bldg. Insurance manager. Born July 3, 1874 in Winona Minn, son of Simeon E. and Anna Hedding. Married Jan 17, 1900 to Mildred Sprague. Graduated from Minneapolis High School and law dept U of M. Practiced law in Minneapolis 10 years; agt of N Y Life Ins Co Minneapolis 1904-1905; agency dir 1905; mngr for Pacific Mutual 1905 to date.


Christopher B. Heffelfinger
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HEFFELFINGER Christopher B, Minneapolis. Res 1828 3d av S, office 424 1st av N. Merchant. Born 1834 in Cumberland county Pa, son of William and Margaret (Biestle) Heffelfinger. Married Dec 20, 1863 to Mary Ellen Totton. Educated in public schools of Shippensburg Pa. Apprentice in tannery 1852-54; partner in same as Cover & Co 1854-57; removed to Minneapolis 1857 and was variously engaged until 1861; engaged in retail shoe business under firm name of Walker and Heffelfinger 1866-70; dissolved partnership 1870 and continued business alone as C B Heffelfinger until 1873; became one of the incorporators and mngr of North Star Boot & Shoe Co 1873; re-incorporated as North Star Shoe Co 1893; pres of same since 1887. Enlisted in the 1st Minn Inf 1861 and served 3 years advancing from private to capt; mustered out 1864 and commissioned maj 1st Minn Heavy Artillery 1865. Member G A R and Minnesota Commandery Loyal Legion.


Carl Heilmaier
Source: Progressive Men of Minnesota, (Shutter, Marion Daniel, 1853-ed.) Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Journal (1897) transcribed by Vicki Bryan

Carl Heilmaier was born on the twenty-fifth of May, 1868, at Freising, one of the ancient towns of Bavaria. Carl was the son of Mathias Heilmaier, an officer of high rank in the service of the Bavarian government at Munich. Carl received his education at some of the best schools in Bavaria, and, having early developed a passionate love and a decided talent for music, he became a pupil of the Royal Conservatory of Music at Munich, in September 1886. He studied composition under J. Rheinberger and piano under Berthold Kellerman, who was a pupil of Liszt. He graduated from the conservatory in July 1890, and two years later, in May 1892, he married Fraulein Johanna Ferber, a daughter of a citizen of Munich, and shortly afterwards came with his wife to America. They arrived in Chicago in July 1892, where Mr. Heilmaier secured an engagement as a teacher of piano at M. J. Seifert's Western Musical Academy. He remained there for two years, but in the fall of 1894, because he required change on account of his health, he came to Minneapolis. The following spring, in 1895, he removed to St. Paul, where he succeeded to the clientage of Henri von Ellemeet, a very successful teacher of that city, who turned over his professional engagements to Mr. Heilmaier. Mr. and Mrs. Heilmaier have a daughter, Johanna, born February 20, 1894. Prof. Heilmaier is now established at St. Paul, and is one of the leading musicians and teachers of the Northwest.


Arthur L. Helliwell
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HELLIWELL Arthur L, Minneapolis. Res 1605 2d av S, office 902 N Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born March 8, 1870 in Milwaukee Wis, son of George F and Weltha Ann (Hall) Helliwell. Married 1902 to Harriet P Plummer. Graduated Central High School Minneapolis 1890; academic dept U of M B A 1895; law dept U of M, LL B 1896; LL M 1898. Has been engaged in practice since June 1896; associated with Chas F Keys since 1899 in the firm of Helliwell & Keys. Member Roosevelt Republican Club Minneapolis and Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. Author of "Helliwell on Stocks and Stockholders" 1903; lecturer before law school U of M on "Examination of Titles." Pres of Law Alumni Assn of U of M 1906-1907; member of Minn House of Representatives 1903-1905. Republican.


William Boyd Henderson
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HENDERSON, William Boyd, Minneapolis. Res 3036 University av S E, office 4th fl N W Fire and Marine Ins bldg. Lawyer. Born Dec 1, 1871 in Dundas, Rice county Minn, son of Gideon and Abigail Amelia (Boyd) Henderson. Graduated from Dundas High School; Lambert's Business College; Winona Normal School and law dept U of M. After graduating in 1898 became member of law firm Fowler & Henderson Minneapolis until 1900; member of law firm Henderson, Wunderlich & Sharp St Paul; Henderson, Wunderlich & Henderson Minneapolis; Henderson, Wunderlich & Courtney Duluth; Henderson, Wunderlich & Andre Omaha. Treas Security Mercantile Agency of St Paul and Minneapolis; sec at Duluth and v pres at Omaha. Member Commercial Club St Paul; K of P and other lodges and societies.


Charles F. Hendryx
Source: Progressive men of Minnesota. Published by The Minneapolis Journal (1897) submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Charles F. Hendryx is one of the best known newspaper men in Minnesota. He came to the state in 1874, and was successively night editor and city editor of the Minneapolis Tribune during the time when it was owned by his father. In 1879 he went to Sauk Center, purchasing the Weekly Herald, whose editor and proprietor he has been since that time. Mr. Hendryx was born at Cooperstown, New York, April 22, 1847, and was the only son of James I. Hendryx, who for twenty-five years was editor of the Otsego Republican, of Cooperstown. He attended the public schools in Cooperstown, and at the age of fifteen was sent to the Deer Hill Institute, at Danbury, Connecticut, an Episcopal school for boys, where he remained for several years. The gold pin which he still wears he won as a prize at this institute. For one year he attended the Cooperstown seminary, and after that was a student at Hobart College, Geneva, New York. He finished his school education at Cornell University, graduating from that institution as a member of its first senior class in 1869. Senator J. B. Foraker, of Ohio; Rev. Dr. Rhodes, now pastor of St. John's church, St. Paul, and Judge Buckwalter, of Cincinnati, were Mr. Hendryx's classmates at Cornell. In 1873 the elder Hendryx disposed of his interests in Cooperstown and with his son, Charles F., came to Minneapolis, becoming proprietor of the Tribune. The investment was not a profitable one, and in 1879, father and son moved to Saul Center, where the former died in 1883. Although he has always been an ardent Republican, and has taken an active part in politics since coming to Minnesota, Mr. Hendryx has held but one public office, and that not a very lucrative one. During President Arthur's administration he was postmaster at Sauk Center. In 1896 he was one of the delegates-at-large from this state to the national Republican convention at St. Louis, and voted there with the other delegates from this state for William McKinley as the party's nominee for the presidency. Mr. Hendryx for years has exerted a strong influence among public men in Minnesota. As an editorial writer he is strong, clear and convincing; as a public speaker on educational and literary subjects as well as political, he is eloquent and forceful, with a command of language that enables him to clothe his thoughts attractively and elegantly. On September 6, 1876, he was married to Miss Fanny Galt Taylor, daughter of the late Colonel William Henry Harrison Taylor, who for sixteen years was state librarian. Mrs. Hendryx is a first cousin of ex-President Benjamin Harrison, and, of course, a grand daughter of ex-President William Henry Harrison. The union has been blessed with three children. The family is prominent is Episcopal church circles in northern Minnesota.


R. L. Henschell
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HENSCHELL R L, Minneapolis. Res 1514 Washington av N, office 173 E 3d st St Paul. Canadian lands. Born Jan 3, 1853 Germany, son of Ludwig and Helen (Schutt) Henschell. Married Oct 21, 1892 to Sophy Moeglem. Educated at the German gymnasium and universities of Berlin and Muenchen; studied theology at Berlin Univ. Came to America in 1875; taught school at Champaign Ill 1880-83; in high school Chicago 1883-87;real estate in Minneapolis 1888-90; northwestern agt land dept W C Ry 1890-1901; handling Canadian lands in Minneapolis 1901 to date; member Brown & Henschell Canadian lands July 1, 1906 to date. Member United Workmen; Modern Woodmen; Maccabees; Sons of Hermann.


John W. Hernlund
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HERNLUND John W, Minneapolis, Res 1526 Adams st N E, office 1301 Tyler st N E. Manufacturer. Born May 25, 1855 in Sweden, son of Eric and Anna E Hernlund. Attended common and high school and Univ of Minn. Employed by Malmsten, Nelson & Co 1878; became interested in the business 1881, and name was changed 1884 to Crown Iron Works Inc. Member Masonic fraternity.


James Van Buren Herrick
Source: History of Anoka County and the Towns of Champlin and Dayton in Hennepin County, Minnesota, by Albert M. Goodrich (1905) Transcribed by Jackie McCarty

James Van Buren Herrick was born in Sandersfield, Mass., July 25, 1830. He was educated in an academy at Chester, Ohio. The first business which he took up was blacksmithing. He came to Minnesota in October.1854, and to Champlin in 1866, where he engaged in mason work, shoemaking and farming. He has been assessor and town clerk of Champlin at different times. He was married in 1852 to Martha S. Tuttle. Children: Viola (Mrs. E. N. Edwards), Rollins J., Truman W., Nora (Mrs. Charles Wolley).


Nelson Herrick
Source: History of Anoka County and the Towns of Champlin and Dayton in Hennepin County, Minnesota, by Albert M. Goodrich (1905) Transcribed by Jackie McCarty

Nelson Herrick was born in Sandersfield, Mass., Feb.11, 1833. He was educated in the high school and Gauga Seminary in Ohio. The first business which he took up was blacksmithing. He came to Champlin in May 1855, where he was employed in carpenter work. He enlisted Aug. 12, 1864 in Company F, Eleventh Regiment, from which he was discharged at the close of the war. In 1853 he was married to Sarah Ann Talcott. Children: George, Lily (Mrs. Samuel Goodrich, deceased), Ulysses.


William Edwin Hewitt
Source: Progressive men of Minnesota. (Shutter, Marion Daniel, 1853-ed.) Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Journal (1897) Submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Mr. Hewitt who is an attorney-at-law practicing in Minneapolis, is of pioneer American stock. On his father's side the family line includes John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley, of the Mayflower. His progenitors on the maternal side were early Virginia settlers. He was born at Le Claire, Iowa, September 23, 1861, the son of W. H. Hewitt, one of the pioneers of the Hawkeye state, and Anna Davenport (Hewitt). William received his early education in the common schools and academy of his native town. The first money he ever earned by his own efforts was made by carrying newspapers when a boy. Having decided to make the practice of law his vocation in life, he entered the law office of Jenkins, Elliott & Winkler, of Milwaukee to take up its study. Later he entered the Iowa State University, taking a course in its law department, from which he graduated in 1882. He removed to Chicago and became connected with the law firm of Mason Brothers, of that city, acting as managing clerk. This position he held until his removal to Minneapolis in 1886 to engage in the practice of his profession. Mr. Hewitt has been quite successful from the start and has build up a profitable practice. His early political affiliations were with the Democratic party, but after maturer consideration he attached himself to the Republican party. He was married in 1888, at Minneapolis to Miss Mabelle Van Sickler. They have two daughters, Harriet and Marjorie.

Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HEWITT William Edwin, Minneapolis. Res 3216 Park av, office 823 N Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born Sept 23, 1861 in Le Claire Ia, son of W H and Anna (Davenport) Hewitt. Married in 1888 to Mabelle Van Sickler. Educated in common schools and academy of his native town and graduated from law dept Univ of Ia 1882. First engaged as managing clk for Mason Bros Chicago; moved to Minneapolis and engaged in practice of law 1886 to date.


Henry George Hicks
Source: Progressive men of Minnesota. (Shutter, Marion Daniel, 1853-ed.) Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Journal (1897) transcribed by Vicki Bryan

Henry George Hicks, recently a judge of the district court of Hennepin County, is one of the self-made men of the Northwest, who has impressed himself strongly upon the community in which he lives. He was born at Varysburgh, Genesee (now Wyoming) County, New York, January 26, 1838. His father, George A. Hicks, was a saddler and harness maker by trade at Castleton, New York, a man in moderate circumstances and with no capital but his skill as a workman and his honorable reputation as a man. He died at Freeport, Illinois in 1881. George A. Hicks' wife was Sophia Hall, a native of Rutland, Vermont, who died at the home of her son, Henry, in Minneapolis, in 1885, at the age of seventy. Her father was Asa Hall, who was wounded in the battle of Lake Champlain in the War of 1812. George A. Hicks' mother, Hannah Edwards, was a cousin of the elder Jonathan Edwards. Henry G. Hicks, the subject of this sketch, was educated in the common schools of New York and Pennsylvania, and also enjoyed one winter term at the academy at Arcade, New York. At the age of fifteen he began teaching school. Five years later he entered the preparatory department of Oberlin College, where by intervals of teaching and by employment in a printing office he supported himself until 1860 when he entered the freshman class. He then taught the first ward grammar school at Freeport, Illinois, for a year, and at the close of his engagement enlisted, July 24, 1861, as a private in Co. A. of the Second Illinois Cavalry. He was appointed corporal and sergeant of his company and then sergeant-major of the regiment, August 12. October 15 he was commissioned adjutant, was at the battle of Fort Donelson, and mustered out June I, 1862. He was then appointed adjutant of the Seventy-first Illinois Infantry, a three months' regiment, and mustered out October 1, 1862, and on the 6th of the following November was appointed adjutant of the Ninety-third Infantry Volunteers, which took part in the battles of Raymond, Jackson, Champion's Hill, at the siege of Vicksburg, and the battle of Mission Ridge, where he was severely wounded in the left cheek and nose by a musket ball, and was honorably mustered out of the service February 28, 1864. Mr. Hicks first visited Minnesota in August 1857, as an agent for D. C. Feeley, of Freeport, Illinois, dealer in lightning rods, and remained here three months and until after the panic of October. He then started home with about six hundred dollars in bills issued by the Citizens' Bank, of Gosport, Indiana, and Bank of Tekama, Nebraska. At St. Paul he could not use it, but secured an exchange of twenty dollars for Eastern money and proceeded to Lake City, where he made other collections in good money and was able to continue his homeward trip. In April 1865, after leaving the army, Mr. Hicks returned to Minnesota, settled in Minneapolis, engaged in the lightning rod business in the summer, operated threshing machines and sold farm machinery in the autumn and taught school for two winters at a school house still standing at Hopkins, in Hennepin County. December 1867, he was appointed sheriff of Hennepin County, was elected to that office in 1868, and in 1871 and 1872 was elected city justice of Minneapolis. In 1874 he began the practice of law with E. A. Gove, which partnership continued until October 15, 1875, when he formed a partnership with Capt. J. X. Cross, to which Frank H. Carleton was admitted in 1881. This partnership was continued until 1887 when Mr. Hicks was appointed judge of the district court in Hennepin County, where he served until January 1895. He then, accompanied by his wife, traveled for nine months in Europe, and on the fourteenth day of October, 1895, just twenty years after forming a partnership with Capt. Cross, he became a member of the firm of Cross, Hicks, Carleton & Cross. Judge Hicks has held a number of other important positions, having been appointed by Gov. Marshall trustee
of the Soldiers Orphans, in 1869, to which office he was three times re-appointed. In 1872 he was elected president of the board and was annually re-elected until the board closed the Soldiers Orphans Home, and voluntarily retired, having discharged all orphans committed to their care. He was elected to the lower house of the state legislature in 1877, and returned to that body three times afterwards, serving in his last two terms as chairman of the judiciary committee. He was elected to the legislature for the fifth time in 1896. He was president of the board of managers on the part of the house in the impeachment of E. St. Julien Cox, judge of the Ninth judicial district who was convicted by the senate and removed from office. Judge Hicks was a Republican before he was a voter, and has always adhered to that party. He is a member of the Commercial Club, of Khurum Lodge A. F. & A. M., John A. Rawlins Post G. A. R., and was department commander of the Grand Army in 1868, by virtue of which he is a life member of the National Encampment. He is also a member and at present Senior Vice Commander of the Minnesota Commandery of the Loyal Legion. He was married May 3, 1864, to Mary Adelaide Beede, of Freeport, Illinois, who died July 24, 1870, leaving four children, all of whom have since died. November 5. 1873, he married Susannah R. Fox. Judge Hicks resides at 720 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, which has been his home for the past twenty-five years.

Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HICKS Henry George, Minneapolis. Res Hampshire Arms, office 600 N Y Life bldg. Lawyer. Born Jan 26, 1838 in Varysburgh N Y, son of George A and Sophia (Hall) Hicks. Married thrice: May 3, 1864 to Mary Adelaide Beede; Nov 5, 1873 to Susannah R Fop; June 14, 1906 to Dorothy Morris Ray. Educated in the common schools of New York and Pennsylvania; Arcade Seminary 1850-51; preparatory dept Oberlin (Ohio) College 1858-60. Civil War veteran; was adjt 2d Ill Cavalry 1861-62; adjt 93d Ill Inf Nov 1862 to Feb 1864; was wounded in the face at battle of Missionary Ridge Nov 25, 1863. Sheriff of Hennepin county 1867-71; city justice of Minneapolis 1871-74; member of Minn House of Representatives 1878-79-81-83-97; judge of the district court 4th judicial dist 1887-95; member board of trustees Minn Soldiers' Orphans' Home 1869-83; pres of board 1872-83. Member law firm of Hicks, Carleton & Cross established in 1875. Member Masonic fraternity; dept commander of Minn G A R 1868; commander Loyal Legion of Minn 1900.


Curran W. Higgins
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HIGGINS Curran W, Minneapolis. Res 2128 Dupont av N, office suite 302-304 Hulet bldg. Physician (R). Born Sept 16, 1849 in Wisconsin, son of Elijah and N Lavina (Patee) Higgins. Attended Groveland Seminary 1869-72; U of M 1872-74; Hahnemann Medical College Chicago 1874-76. Has practiced medicine 1876 to date. Member Commercial Club.


George Greenwood Hill
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HILL George Greenwood, Minneapolis. Res 1813 3d av S, office 208 Commercial bldg. Broker. Born Mar 24, 1859 in Cincinnati O, son of Joseph Stacy and Anna (Creigh) Hill. Married Oct 25, 1883 to Jessie B. Bennett. Educated in Cincinnati public schools. Engaged in brokerage business in Cincinnati 1877-87. Removed to Minneapolis and continued in same, making specialty of grocery, confectionery and commission lines.


Martin Norwood Hilt
Source: Progressive men of Minnesota. (Shutter, Marion Daniel, 1853-ed.) Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Journal (1897) Submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Martin N. Hilt is one of the younger, active business men of Minneapolis. He is a native of Indianapolis, where he was born October 24, 1868. His father, Franklin L. Hilt, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and moved to Indianapolis when a boy. During the war he was state inspector of arms. Later he engaged in the manufacture of architectural iron, jail work and similar line of iron construction. He died in 1884. His wife was Miss A. E. Norwood. She was born in Indianapolis, and her grandfather was one of the veterans of the state and an early settler in Indianapolis. Mart. Hilt was born at Indianapolis and attended the district and high schools of that city. He earned his first money by selling papers. From the time he was eight years old until he was twelve he devoted most of his time out of school to this work; afterwards he worked in the office of R. F. Catterson & Son, real estate and rental business. During a vacation in 1885 his brother, Geo. L. Hilt, moved to Minneapolis and Martin succeeded him as manager of the rental business of the firm. He continued in this business until March, 1888, when he moved to Minneapolis to accept a position in the rental office of his brother, as manager of the insurance branch of the business. This arrangement continued until August, 1894, when, upon the death of Mr. Geo. L. Hilt, he succeeded to the entire business under the style of the Hilt Agency. Mr. Hilt makes the rental business an exclusive one, believing that he can best serve the interests of his clients in that way. While engaged in building up a business Mr. Hilt has had little time to give to political affairs. He has always taken an active interest in the primaries, and has always been a Republican. He is a member of the Commercial Club, and is the Past Regent of the Cecilian Council, 1367, R. A. and a member of the Grand Council of Minnesota. He was first Secretary of the Cecilian Council and one of its organizers. He is a member of the Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1892 Mr. Hilt was married to Miss Abbey C. Winslow, a daughter of Mr. C. M. Winslow. They have no children.


Charles Nathan Hinkley
Source: History of Anoka County and the Towns of Champlin and Dayton in Hennepin County, Minnesota, by Albert M. Goodrich (1905) Transcribed by Jackie McCarty

Charles Nathan Hinkley was born in Dayton, Minn., Oct. 6, 1855. He attended the district schools until twelve years of age, the Minneapolis public schools for three years and the State University for two years. In 1873 he came to Champlin, settling on a farm in section 35, where he still lives. He has held various town offices since 1878, being chairman of the board of supervisors in 1884 and on the board again in 1892 and again chairman in 1902-3. He was married to Ruth Margaret Adcock Dec 25, 1893. Children: Marian Lucile, Robert James, Charles Orange and Della Louise.


Walter Page Hobart
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HOBART Walter Page, Minneapolis. Res 930 W 23d st, office 608 Andrus bldg. Insurance. Born Feb 27, 1850 in Peru Vt, son of George S and Hannah (Balchelder) Hobart. Married July 27, 1876 to Lucinda J Gove. Educated in public schools of Peru Vt and Townsend Academy. Engaged as clk in village and in Boston until 1876; engaged in clothing business for self Webster Mass 1876-80; same in Dixon Ill 1880-86; moved to Oshkosh Wis 1886 and established Am Mutual Accident Assn of which he was sec and mngr until 1898; moved to Minneapolis and assisted in organizing Surety Fund Life Co 1898, of which he is sec; also Ministers Casualty Union.


Fred E. Hobbs
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HOBBS Fred E, Minneapolis. Res 2217 Polk st N E, office 255 Temple Court. Lawyer. Born Sept 2, 1862 in West Ossipee N H, son of Ezra T and Hannah Maria (Cogswell) Hobbs. Married Nov 29, 1889 to Evelyn C Waite. Educated in common schools in New Hampshire and normal and high schools Winona 1881-84; graduated from U of M 1888; law dept 1892. Taught school from 1888-1890; began practice in Minneapolis and has continued to date; instructor in law dept U of M. Member A F & A M; I O O F.


Edward Henry Holbrook
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HOLBROOK Edward Henry, Minneapolis. Res 1926 5th av S, office 417 Kasota bldg. Treasurer and accountant. Born Jan 12, 1835 in New York City, son of Edward Henry and Dorothy Williams (Smith) Holbrook. Married Sept 14, 1865 to Emily R Eldredge. Educated in private and high schools Boston. Bkpr Holbrook Bros Boston Mass 1849-1851; New England agt of the Pacific Mail S S Co Boston 1851-1870; founder and pres Monitor Plow Works Minneapoils Minn 1870-76; founder and pres North Star Packing House Minneapolis Minn 1876-1881; expert accountant 1881 to date. Member 2d Battalion Inf Boston Mass 1861-65; Arbitration Committee Board of Trade Minneapolis; Dioscesan Church Club 1882 to date; treas Episcopate Fund, Diocesan Council Board of Missions; treas Gethsemane Parish Minneapolis 1879-89.


Franklin G. Holbrook
Source: Progressive Men of Minnesota, (Shutter, Marion Daniel, 1853-ed.) Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Journal (1897) transcribed by Vicki Bryan

Franklin G. Holbrook, postmaster of Minneapolis, is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was born August 26, 1859. He is the son of Benjamin F. Hollbrook and Prudence (Godshall) Holbrook. Both his parents were of American ancestry for several generations. Mr. Holbrook's early educational advantages were confined to the limits of the Philadelphia common schools. It became necessary for him, while yet a mere lad, to seek employment, and in 1873, in his fourteenth year, he entered the service of a coal and iron company in Philadelphia. He remained in the employ of that establishment for eight years, advancing to the position of general bookkeeper. A year later, in 1882, he decided to come west in order to enjoy the larger advantages which this country affords to young men. On his arrival in Minneapolis he entered the employment of the J. I. Case Plow Company as bookkeeper and cashier. He remained with them four years, holding this responsible and confidential position in this important concern during that time. Mr. Holbrook is a Democrat, and since he became a voter has always taken an active interest in the promotion of the principles in which he believes. He became interested in local politics in Minneapolis, and in 1886 was elected city comptroller. His long experience as accountant fitted him in a peculiar way for the efficient discharge of the duties of his office and he made a record in that capacity which is often referred to as of especial advantage to the city and a lasting credit to himself. In 1888 he was unanimously re-nominated, but was defeated in that year of Democratic disaster, although running ahead of his ticket. He went into the grain business in the Chamber of Commerce at the expiration of his term as comptroller, remaining in that business from 1889 until 1891, when Mayor P. B. Winston appointed him his private secretary, which position Mr. Holbrook filled during 1891 and 1892. His previous identification with the city government as comptroller giving him a thorough acquaintance with municipal affairs. Mayor Winston absolutely refusing to allow the use of his name in connection with a re-nomination in the fall of 1892, Mr. Holbrook was brought forward as the representative of the younger element of his party, but after an exciting contention he was defeated in the convention on the third ballot by a very narrow margin. Upon the expiration of Mayor Winston's term Mr. Holbrook again, in 1893, returned to the grain business in which he was engaged on June 12, 1894, when he received the appointment of postmaster in Minneapolis. He took possession of his office August 1, of the same year, and is now the occupant of that position. Here, as in other official stations, he has served the public with ability and fidelity, bringing to the discharge of his duties thorough business training and invaluable experience. The result is the administration of his office to the entire satisfaction of the community which he serves. Mr. Holbrook enjoys great popularity, and the favor in which he is held by the public led to his nomination for the office of county auditor by the Democratic party in 1890, but this nomination he declined. He did not, however, shirk his obligations to his party and in the same year served it as secretary of the Democratic city committee. Mr. Holbrook is a gentleman of high character and universally esteemed. He is a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. In 1886 he was married to Amanda E. Cooley.

Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HOLBROOK Franklin G, Minneapolis. Broker. Born Aug 26, 1859 in Philadelphia Pa, son of Benjamin F and Prudence (Godshall) Holbrook. Educated in Philadelphia public schools. First employed in coal and iron business Philadelphia 1873-81; moved to Minneapolis and employed by J I Case Plow Co 1882-86; city comptroller Minneapolis 1886-88; in grain business 1889-91; private sec to Mayor P B Winston 1891-92; re-entered grain business 1894-94; appointed postmaster Minneapolis 1894; now in grain and brokerage business; sec Democratic City Committee 1890.


Joseph A. Holdsworth
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HOLDSWORTH Joseph A, Minneapolis. Office 803 Northwestern bldg. Northwestern manger The Royal Crown Lead Co. Born Feb 26, 1868 in Brooklyn N Y, son of Thomas P and Flora (Hatch) Holdsworth. Married Dec 12, 1891 to Ida E Barber. Attended common schools Elyria Ohio and took course in chemistry at high school Grand Rapids Mich. Also with Hazeltine & Perkins of Grand Rapids 1888-89. In employ of Harrison Bros paint mnfrs Philadelphia 1892-93. With Acme White Lead & Color Works 1893-1905. Engaged with Royal Crown White Lead Co to date. Opened northwestern branch of same in Minneapolis 1907 of which he is mngr. Member A O F and U C T.


Ellery C. Holliday
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HOLLIDAY Ellery C, Minneapolis. Res 709 Franklin av W, office 255 Temple Court. Broker. Born Aug 10, 1849 in Indiana, son of Courtland C and Lucinda (Blackmoor) Holliday. V pres Western Realty & Investment Co and pres of Assets Buying Co. Member Commercial Club of Minneapolis and G A R.


Hartley J. Hollister
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HOLLISTER Hartley J, Merriam Park. Res 1890 Carroll st, office 300 Corn Exchange Minneapolis. Grain merchant. Born Aug 24, 1858 at Shullsburg Wis, son of Marvin and Laura A Hollister. Married Dec 1, 1894 to Libbie Green. Educated in the primary and graded schools at Shullsburg Wis. Clerk in drug store and postoffice at Worthington and Adrian Minn 1883-86; drug business for self Lakefield Minn 1886-95; grain business, country elevators 1893-1906; in Minneapolis Jan 1906 to date. Chairman Democratic County Committee Jackson county Minn 14 years; member State Central Committee 6 years; postmaster at Lakefield Minn 1893-97. Member Elks, Modern Woodmen and Minneapolis Commercial Club.


Carl Robert Holmen
[Source: A History of Swedish-Americans of Minnesota, Volume 2, page 767, rll]
Carl Robert Holmen, 412 Nicollet avenue, Minneapolis, is considered one of the best jewelers in the city. He has charge of the store and part of the manufacturing plant of Cohen Bros., whose establishment is one of the finest on the avenue. Mr. Holmen was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, August 19, 1870. His boyhood days were passed in attending school in his native city. In 1882 at the age of twelve years, he came with his mother and other member of the family to America, his father having sailed for this country a short time previously in order to have a home for them when they arrived. They settled at Red Wing, Minnesota, where young Holmen soon hired out to a farmer of Wisconsin, for whom he worked two years. Growing tired of farm work, he returned to Red Wing, where for some time he worked for a painter, and later was employed for nearly a year in a pottery. About this time an opportunity offered for him to learn the jewelry business with Thomas Gaskell of S. Paul, with whom he spent four years, from 1886 to 1890, and during that time mastered the trade of watchmaker and jeweler. The next five years he was with W. B. Smith, of the Endicott Arcade, St. Paul after which he engaged in business for himself at Cannon Falls, Minnesota. At the end of two years there he sold out to one of his employes and returned to his former employer, Mr. Smith. For six months Mr. Holmen was manager for Mr. Smith while the latter made a trip South for the benefit of his health. Next we find Mr. Holmen at Farmington, Minnesota, where he opened a jewelry store, which he conducted for a year and a half. This he sold out and came to Minneapolis, where he has since been identified with that line in a most creditable way.

Of Mr. Holmen's family we record that his father, O. A. Peterson, was born in Uddevalla, Sweden, in 1832, and since 1881 has been a resident of America. For more than twenty years he has been an employe of the Union Railway Depot in St. Paul. John A. Holmen, only brother of Mr. Holmen, was born August 28, 1872, in Gothenburg, and is at this writing receiving teller in the St. Paul Saving Bank.

June 6, 1905, Mr. Holmen married Miss Sarah Alida Ljung, who came to this country from Kristinehamn, Sweden. They have two sons: Robert Winston Linne born May 3, 1906, and John Donald, June 19, 1908. They reside at 3106 Eleventh avenue, South, Minneapolis.

Mr. Holman is an enthusiastic musician, being an organizer of both the Orpheus Singing Societies and a member of the Arpi chorus, in which he sings second tenor.
(photo of Carl R. Holmen on page 766)


Oliver P. Holman
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Glenda Stevens

HOLMAN Oliver P, Minneapolis. Res 1408 Park av, office 806 S 10th st. Merchant. Born in Kenyon Minn Dec 2, 1865, son of Peter O and Karn Holman. Married Marie Barsness Feb 12, 1890. Educated in public schools; Red Wing Seminary and Carleton College. Taught school in Goodhue county 2 years. Moved to Minneapolis 1890; engaged as clk in grocery business in 1890; established firm of O P Holman grocer 1897; purchased one half interest in Lowry Hill Grocery Co 1901, incorporated as Holman-Gerdes Co, grocers and meat dealers 1902; now pres and treas of same. Pres Pine River Lumber Co.


John E. Holmberg
Source: Progressive men of Minnesota. Published by The Minneapolis Journal (1897) submitted by Diana Heser Morse

John E. Holmberg, a prominent representative of the Swedish nationality in Minnesota, was born in Smaland, Sweden, on December 17, 1850. He received a common school education in his native town, and in 1873 emigrated to America, locating in Minneapolis, which is still his home. He had learned the trade of mason in Sweden, and followed it in this country for ten years after his arrival here. He then became a contractor and builder, which is his business at this time. From poverty and obscurity he has been able to build his fortunes up until at the present time he is one of the best known people of his nationality in Minneapolis, and one of the wealthiest, also In politics, Mr. Holmberg has always been a consistent Republican, working earnestly for the success of that party in every campaign. In 1892, as a reward in part for his faithful services, he was sent to the legislature from the old Thirty-second representative district of Minneapolis, comprising the Fifth and Sixth wards. He served during the session of 1893 with credit to himself, fully answering the expectations of his constituents, and was, in the fall of 1894, elected to the office of sheriff of Hennepin County, which he held for one term. Mr. Holmberg is a Lutheran in religion. He belonged to the Swedish Augustana church for about twenty years, but is at present a member of St. John's English Lutheran church in Minneapolis. He is president of the Flour City Realty Company. He earned his first dollar in America by carrying building stone up to the fourth floor of the old Washburn A flour mill, the one which was destroyed by an explosion a number of years ago, killing a number of employes. In the fatherland Mr. Holmberg had only the advantages which came to the children of the poorer people. His father, who died thirty-three years ago, was a farmer, and was not able to give his son any start in the world, except that of a good name. All that Mr. Holmberg is he owes to his own efforts, a fact in which he very properly takes considerable pride. His mother is living and makes her home in Minneapolis. Mr. Holmberg is married and is the father of six children.


Andrew August Holmgren
[Source: A History of Swedish Americans of Minnesota, Vol. 2, 1910, page 640, rll]
Andrew August Holmgren, general manager of the Baneret, Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been a resident of this country since 1893. Mr. Holmgren was born at Bjurholm, Vesterbottens Lan, Sweden, October 11, 1866, son of Anders Holmgren and his wife, Eva Margareta Andersdotter Skarin. In his youth his only educational advantages were those of the public schools. In 1886 he was converted and joined the Baptist church, and soon thereafter began preaching the Gospel. He attended two terms of Bible school at Sundsvall, and until 1893 served his church in the capacity of district Sunday school missionary. Then he came to America. With headquarters at Minneapolis, he traveled throughout northern Minnesota in mission work among his countrymen, being thus occupied two years. In 1895 he took charge of Baptist churches at Lake Sarah and Burchard, Minnesota; a year later he accepted a call to Stratford, Iowa, as pastor of the Swedish Baptist church in that city, and in 1898 moved to Burlington, Iowa. At first he devoted his time wholly to the church, but in 1898 he took charge of Ungdomens Tidning, a Baptist monthly paper, which had been started, in 1896, in Chicago. The Rev. Holmgren decided to enlarge the paper, and for that purpose moved it to Minneapolis and made it the regular organ of the Baptist church. In 1902 he bought a paper entitled Fyrbaken, which he consolidated with the other paper, and the name has been changed to Baneret (The Banner). May 1, 1907, The Baneret Publishing Company was incorporated under the law of the state of Minnesota, The first board of directors of the company being as follows: M. Lawson, president; O. Bodine, vice-president, V. E. Hedberg, treasurer; C. A. Aldeen, Director; A. A. Holmgren, general manager; and J. O. Backlund, secretary and editor. The paper is issued weekly.

In 1890 Mr. Holmgren married Miss Alma Maria Charlotta Anderson, of Sundsvall. They have six children: Alice Mary, Harold August, Ruben Garret Johnathan, Rosie Margreta, Herbert Isadore, and Milton. The family are members of the First Swedish Baptist church of Minneapolis.


Andrew Holt
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Holt, Andrew, Minneapolis. Res 2542 Chicago av, office Court House. Jurist. Born May 20, 1855 at East Union, Carver county Minn, son of John and Catherine (Larson) Holt. Attended district schools from 8 to 10; St. Angar's Academy (now Gustavus Adolphus College) 1865-67; U of M 1874-80, graduating A B. Studied law with Judge Baxter at Chaska and M O Little at Glencoe 1880-81. Worked for Ueland & Shores law firm 1882; member of Ueland, Shores & Holt 1883-91; Ueland & Holt 1891-94. Municipal judge Minneapolis 1894-1904; district judge 4th judicial district 1904 to date.


Karl C. Holter
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Holtler, Karl C, Minneapolis. Res 1601 Elliott av, office 416 8th av S. Publisher. Born Dec 19, 1851 in Norway, son of Christopher and Anna (Christopherson) Holter. Married Oct 20, 1881 to Anna Marie Anderson. Moved to Stoughton Wis 1862; to Fillmore county Minn 1863; attended common schools. Engaged in farming in Kandiyohi county 1867; was Lutheran minister from 1880-88; moved to Minneapolis 1888, and in 1891 organized the K C Holter Publishing Co.


Alfred M. Hooland
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Hooland, Alfred M, Minneapolis. Res 1515 Dupont av N, office 242 20th av N. Pres Merchants and Manufacturers State Bank. Born May 5, 1859 in Janesville Wis, son of Christian Hooland. Married April 26, 1882 to Oline Bye. Educated in common schools Neenah Wis. Employed in mercantile business until 1882; engaged in gen merchandise business for self at Grafton ND 1882-96; in banking business 1896-1903; moved to Minneapolis 1903; organized Merchants & Manufacturers State Bank of Minneapolis 1904 and has been pres of same to date. Pres Merchants State Bank Velva ND; First State Bank White Earth ND and First State Bank Lansford ND.


Laurence E. Horton
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Horton, Laurence E, Minneapolis. Res Swinford Flats, office 3232 4th av S. Automobiles. Born Oct 28, 1876 in Cedar Falls Wis, son of George W and Katherine (Jewett) Horton. Married 1901 to Elsie Hankinson. Educated in common schools Mayville N D; public schools Duluth; Central High School Minneapolis and graduated from U of M 1897. Engaged in farm machinery business Wahpeton and Mayville ND until 1906; moved to Minneapolis and became mngr of Northwester Cadillac Co automobiles. Member Automobile Club; Psi Upsilon college fraternity.


L. P. Hubbard
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Hubbard, L P, Minneapolis. Res 204 Franklin av W, office 301 Metropolitan bldg.. Mnfr of flour. Born Jan 20, 1840 in New York City, son of L P and Sarah Ogden (Johnson) Hubbard. Attended New York public schools and fitted for college at Brookfield Mass preparatory school. Purser on Cromwell line steamers New York and New Orleans 1868; lumber and hardware trade Grinnell Iowa 1868-72; hardware in Minneapolis 1872-74; with Chas A Pillsbury & Co and Pillsbury-Washburn Flour Mills Co Ltd 1874 to date. Treas of last named; dir and sec Minneapolis Mill Co, dir and sec St Anthony Falls Water Power Co; trustee Lakewood Cemetery Assn. Member Minikahda Club Minneapolis; G A R. Served in Union army during Civil War, field and special service 1861-65.


George Taylor Huey
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Huey, George Taylor, Minneapolis. Res 714 4th st S E, office 512-514 Guaranty bldg. Railroad man. Born Mar 12, 1859 in Minneapolis, son of George Eckert and Caroline (Taylor) Huey. Married Oct 30, 1884 to Ella a Swett. Attended Minneapolis public schools; U of M 1875-76. Entered railway service June 1879 and was to Jan 20, 1885 successively ticket clk auditor's office; freight clk same office; in charge of joint freight accounts; trav auditor and chief clk local freight office Minneapolis & St Louis Ry; contracting freight agt 1885-86; N W freight agt Wis Central lines and reorganized road as the Wis Central Ry 1886-1901; gen N W agt same road 1901-1903; asst gen freight agt at Minneapolis 1903 to date. Member Minneapolis Commercial Club. Member Masonic fraternity, 32nd degree; Knights Templar and Shrine.


George P. Huhn
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Huhn, George P, Minneapolis. Res 309 Lyndale av N, office German American Bank. Banker. Born Nov 16, 1869 in Minneapolis, son of George and Frederica (Uerkwitz) Huhn. Attended common and high schools in Minneapolis; graduated from U of M, B E E 1891. With Flour City National Bank 1895-1901; asst cashr German Americna Bank Minneapolis 1901 to date. Capt cadet corps at university 1890-91. Member Twin City Bankers Club; North Side Commercial Club Minneapolis


William S. Hunt
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Hunt, William S, Minneapolis. Res 1822 Fillmore av N E, office 611 N W bldg.. Architect. Born May 1, 1861 in Delavan Wis, son of Dr. Henderson and Sarah A (Barlow) Hunt. Married in 1886 to Carrie C Johnson. Educated in common and private schools and Beloit College. Moved to Chicago1876 and studied architecture with W Y L Jennings 1876-79; returned to Beloit and engaged in his profession until 1883; moved to Minneapolis in 1883 and has been practicing to date. Member I O O F.


Charles H. Hunter
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Hunter, Charles H, Minneapolis. Res Hampshire Arms, office 519 2st av S. Physician and surgeon. Born Feb. 6, 1853 in Clinton Me, son of George H and Elizabeth (Flagg) Hunter. Married 1878 to Margaret Orr Stone. Educated in Maine Central Inst Pittsfield Me; graduated from Bowdoin College A B 1874; college Physicians and Surgeons N Y 1878. Practice in Maine 1878-79; studied 3 years in Europe; moved to Minneapolis and practiced 1882 to date. Member Masonic fraternity; B P O E and Am and Hennepin County Med assns.


William L. Hursh
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Hursh, William L, Long Lake. Office 619 Bank of Commerce bldg. Minneapolis. Lawyer. Born Dec 20, 1871 in Long Lake Minn, son of Jacob and Mary A (Dunbrack) Hursh. Married March 23, 1902 to Gratia A Smith. Educated in common schools; graduated from Minneapolis Academy 1893; from U of M 1898; from law dept U of M 1900. Began practice in Minneapolis 1900 and has continued to date. Pres Hennepin Telephone co; mngr Minnetoka Fruit Growers Assn Long Lake Minn. Member M W A.


Frank W. Hurty
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Hurty, Frank W, Minneapolis. Res 1823 Fremont av S, office 4th st and 2nd av N. Wholesale hardware. Born Feb 25, 1856 in Richmond Ind, son of Josiah and Ann Irene (Walker) Hurty. Married Dec 20, 1894 to Clara M Lightner. Received his education in the public schools. First engaged with Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co hardware Chicago for 5 years; then with Farwell, Ozmun, Kirk & Co 18 years, the last 10 of which he was dir and sec of the company. Incorporated the Hurty-Simmons Hdwe Co Minneapolis, of which he is v pres and treas, in 1905; engaged in whol hardware business. Member of Minnesota Club St Paul; Minneapolis, Minikahda and Commercial clubs Minneapolis.


Joseph C. Hutchins
[Source: Illustrated Album of Biography of Pope and Stevens Counties Minnesota (1888), transcribed by Cheri Sletten]

Joseph C. Hutchins, one of the oldest settlers in Pope county, and now a leading and influential farmer residing on section 24, Leven township, has the distinction of being the oldest settler still living in the northern part of the county. Mr. Hutchins was born in the town of Knox, Waldo county, Maine, on the 29th of August, 1824, and is a son of Cyrus and Rachel (Chandler) Hutchins. The father died in Minneapolis in the spring of 1887, at the age of ninety-four, and the mother is still living in that city at the ripe old age of eighty-four. They raised a family of four children, as follows - Joseph, Mary, Rhoda and Charles A., of whom all are dead except Mary and Joseph. Charles A. enlisted in Company D. First Minnesota Infantry, and after about three years' service was discharged on account of disability contracted in the service. After remaining at home a short time he again enlisted in Hatche's Battalion and served until the close of the war. He then returned home and died about ten years later. Rhoda died when about sixteen years of age.

Joseph C. Hutchins spent his boyhood days and received his education in Maine, attending school until he was about sixteen years of age. He remained at home until he was twenty-one, and then started in life for himself. For three years he was in various portions of Michigan and Wisconsin. At the expiration of that time, in 1851, he came to St. Anthony, Minnesota, and worked at farming in that vicinity until the summer of 1862. He then came to Pope county, arriving here on the 3d day of July and located upon his present place on section 24, Leven township. He was shortly afterward driven away by the outbreak of the Indians, which began in August 1862. He then sent his family to Minneapolis, while he went to Sauk Center, and there enlisted in the State service. He was employed at scouting most of the time, ranging clear to the south line of the State. On one of these trips he rode over a hundred miles without getting out of the saddle except for a drink of water. He was discharged in December 1862, and went to Minneapolis where he remained during that winter and the following summer. He then came back to Pope county, and has been a resident of Leven township since that time. His was the first homestead taken in the township. He aided in the organization of the township and was one of the first township officers, the principal parties who were prominent in securing the organization and who filled the offices being - J.C. Hutchins, A.C. Peck, David Ross, Daniel Pennie, William Wright and Mr. Phelps. Mr. Hutchins has always taken an active interest in public matters and his name is prominently identified with the official history of both the town and county. He was the first chairman of the township supervisors, and is at present a member of the village council of Villard. Mr. Hutchins has one of the most valuable farms in the northern part of the county, and devotes his attention extensively to stock-raising, having a fine lot of graded Jersey and Holstein cattle.

Mr. Hutchins was married on the 7th of November, 1853, to Miss Amelia Moffitt, a native of Illinois, and a daughter of Willis Moffitt. They have been the parents of seven children - Charles W., Frank, Cyrus, Joseph C., Dora, May and Elmer.

Although Mr. Hutchins was reared a democrat in political belief, he now affiliates with the prohibition party.


J. T. Hutchinson
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Hutchinson, J T, Minneapolis. Res Brunswick Hotel, office 740 Temple Court. Lawyer. Born Oct 21, 1868 in Kingston NB, son of John and Elizabeth (Stevenson) Hutchinson. Educated in public schools; Pictou Academy and Univ of New Brunswick. Studied law in office of D L Hanington (now chief justice of New Brunswick). Admitted to bar 1891; practiced law at Moncton NB 1891-92; moved to Minnesota 1893; admitted to bar Minneapolis 1895. Has practiced in Minneapolis to date. Asst county atty 1899-1900.


Charles G. Ireys
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Nancy Overlander

Ireys, Charles G, Minneapolis. Res N W Grant st, office 310 Flour Exchange. Grain merchant. Born in 1878 in Boston Mass, son of Volney S and Nellie W (Goodrich) Ireys. Educated in public schools of Minneapolis; graduated from high school 1896; U of M, B S 1900. Employed 1 year by J F Whallon; engaged in business for self in 1901, conducting a line of 21 grain elevators in North Dakota. Member Minneapolis and Minikahda clubs; Psi Chi college fraternity.

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