Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Marilyn Clore
BARTON John A., Two Harbors. Banker. Born July 9, 1877 in Two Rivers Minn, son of Albert and Beatrice (Trettle) Barton. Married Aug 8, 1905 to Helen H Currer. Educated in common, high and normal schools in St Cloud Minn; and St John's Univ Collegeville Minn. Taught school 1893-94; salesman for farm machinery 1894-96; clerk Little Falls 1896-98; asst cashr of bank in Ely 1898-1902; assisted in re-organization of First State Bank; of which he is now cashr; sec-treas Lake County Land Co. Member Outlook Club B P O E.
Henry S. Bryan
- - - Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Renae Donaldson
BRYAN Henry S, Two Harbors. Railway official. Born Sept 7, 1836 in Gazenovia N Y, son of Luther S and Caroline (Ross) Bryan. Married Dec 9 1890 to Milicent Wilson. Educated in Genesee Wesleyan Seminary Lima N Y; Oneida conference Seminary Casenovia N Y. Engaged as machinist on C B & Q Ry at Aurora Ill 1859-63; in shops of C M & St P Ry Milwaukee 1863; foreman machine shop C & N W Ry Chicago 1863-65; mach C R I & P Ry Chicago 1865-66; same P Ft W & C Ry Chicago 1866-67; foreman roundhouse L S & M S Chicago 1867-72; master mechanic C & I R R Aurora Ill 1872-86 during which time he was gen master mechanic of C & I, C & P, and C P & S W R R 1873-76; master mechanic C & I and CP & S W R R Jan to May 1886; master mechanic C B & N R R and C &&& I Rys at LaCrosse Wis 1886-88. Engaged in business as Bryan, Elmer & Sloane Apr to Sept 1889; Bryan & Elmer railway supplies St Paul from Sept 1889 to Apr 1890; master mechanic D & I Ry 1890-1904; supt of motive power of same 1904 to date. Pres of Two Harbors 1902-1904. Pres Library Board 1897-1902; member Board of Education 1897-99; chairman Republican County Committee Lake county 1902 to date. Member Commercial and Kitchi Gammi clubs Duluth; Minn Club N Y; Masonic fraternity; Hesperia Lodge A F & A M 411 Chicago; Duluth Commandery 18 K T; Duluth Consistory A& ASR; St G Conclave K of R C of C; Aad Temple A A O N M S and B P O E.
- - - Source: History and Biography of Central and Northern Minnesota, Geo. A. Ogle & Co., Chicago, 1904. Transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman.
Henry S. Bryan, master mechanic of the Duluth & Iron Range Railway, with his office at Two Harbors, Minnesota, is an experienced railroad machinist, and has devoted his life to that work. He was born at Cazenovia, Madison county, New York, September 7, 1836, and was a son of Luther S. and Caroline Bryan. He was educated at the O. C. Seminary, at Cazenovia, New York as machinist on the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, and has served in that capacity at various times for the C. M. & St. P., the C. & N. W., the C. R. I. & P., the P. Ft. W. & C., the L. S. & M. S., foreman round house and as foreman machine shop at Chicago, and as master mechanic of the Chicago & Iowa, the Chicago & Paducah, the Chicago, Pekin & Southwestern and the Chicago, Burlington & Northern Railways, these positions occupying his time until 1899. He then became engaged in the mercantile business in St. Paul, Minnesota, as a member of the firm of Bryan & Elmer, dealers in railway supplies, and was a member of this firm and engaged successfully in the business until April, 1890, since which date he has been master mechanic of the Duluth & Iron Range Railway.
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Anna Parks
DWAN John, Two Harbors. Lawyer. Born Oct 1, 1862 in Sanilac county Mich, son of John and Ellen (Canfield) Dwn. Married Sept 24, 1889 to Helen R Stockdale. Educated in common and high schools Michigan; College at Fenton Mich; graduating from law department Univ of Mich. LL B 1891. Taught school prior to graduation; moved to Two Harbors Minn and engaged in practice of law 1891; county atty Lake county 1897; sec and treas Minn Mining & Mnfg Co Duluth. Member governor's staff; Commercial Club and B P O E.
[Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks, Minnesota 1907, R. L. Polk & Co., page 308, rll]
Owens, Thomas. Two Harbors, Railway official. Born Sept 28, 1856 in Oshkosh Wis. son of Evan and Sarah (Morris) Owens. Married in 1883 to Sarah E. Roberts. Educated in common schools and business college Oshkosh, Wis. In ice business Oshkosh and Escanaba 1875-79; in railroad service as engineer 1879-83; same on Duluth & Iron Range R R 1883-85; supt of docks 1885-88; contracting agt. 1888-92; supt. of Duluth & Iron Range R R 1893 to date; elected dir 1905. Pres Alder Creek Mining Co; dir First State Bank Two Harbors. Member Masonic fraternity and Northern Railway Club.