Hamilton County Ohio
Among the men who are gaining a good support by tilling the soil of township 146, range 65, in Foster county, (CO) and incidentally laying aside a competence for future years, there is no better representative than the gentleman whose name introduces this brief review.
Mr. DeBolt was born in Hamilton county, Ohio, October 28, 1848. His father, Michel DeBolt, was of Pennsylvania Dutch descent and was a farmer by occupation. The grandfather of our subject, Frasier DeBolt, was a farmer and trader and wealthy land owner. The mother of our subject, whose maiden name was Martha Martin, was of Welch descent and her parents were farmers.
Our subject was the ninth in a family of twelve children and was raised on a farm near Cincinnati. He received a liberal education, graduating from two colleges and later traveled for his health through the West from 1871-1874. He returned home and engaged in farming several years and then removed to Indiana, where he engaged in the grocery business five years and met with success in that line. He went to North Dakota in 1886 and settled on government land, entering claim to the southeast quarter of section 34, township 146, range 65, on which he erected a 10x14 foot sod shanty. He raised his first crop in 1887 and it averaged eighteen bushels per acre. He has acquired three hundred and twenty acres of land and engages in wheat raising principally. He has a complete set of farm buildings and all new machinery and every convenience of modern farming. He has never had a failure of crops in Dakota and has met with success in his calling.
Our subject was married, in 1894, to Miss Mary E. Wait, who was born and reared in Ohio, where her father, Frank Wait, was a farmer. Three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. DeBolt, as follows: Elmer E., Martha E. and Velma E. Mr. DeBolt has held various local offices and was elected by the Democrats and Populists as clerk of courts of Foster county, in 1890, and served two years. He is popular with the people, regardless of party affiliations, and is highly esteemed. [Source: Compendium of History and Biography of North Dakota, Publ. 1900. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]
Caril H. De Silver
De Silver, Caril H., retired broker of 43 Pierrepont st., Brooklyn,N.Y., was born Jan. 9, 1846, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a director of the South Brooklyn Savings institution. [Source: "Herringshaw's American Blue-Book of Biography" by Thomas William Herringshaw and American Publishers' Association, 1914 - TK - Sub by FoFG]
Leo Charles Dessar
Dessar, Leo Charles, lawyer, jurist, statesman and author of Cincinnati,Ohio, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has been a representative in the state legislature. In 1885 he became a civil justice. He is the author of A Royal Enchantress. [Source: "Herringshaw's American Blue-Book of Biography" by Thomas William Herringshaw and American Publishers' Association, 1914 - TK - Sub by FoFG]
John W. Dickson
DICKSON, John W., lumberman; born Cincinnati, O., Dec. 29, 1851; Irish descent; son of William B. and Mary A. (Johnston) Dickson; educated in High School of Cincinnati, O., graduated from same in 1867; began his career as lumber inspector; entered lumber business with his father under firm name of W.B. Dickson Co., Indianapolis, Ind. in 1884; succeeded his father in business under firm name of J.W. Dickson Lumber Co., Inc., of Memphis, Tenn., which firm continued until 1892, when it was succeeded by J.W. Dickson Co. (not incorporated), of which he is president and sole representative; also president of The Valley Log Loading Co., Memphis, Tenn.; married Cora B. Gunakel Feb. 14, 1884; member of F. & A.M. (chapter), B.P.O.E. lodge No. 13, Indianapolis, Ind., Business Menís Club, Hatchie Coon Hunting and Fishing Club, Memphis, Tenn. and "Hoo Hoo" Lumbermanís Club; Republican. [Source: Whoís Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by K. Mohler]
Dowling, M. P., educator, clergyman, lecturer and college president of Omaha, Neb., was born June 14, 1851, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since 1898 he has been president of the Creighton university of Omaha. He is the author of Grievance of the Wage Workers and other works. [Source: "Herringshaw's American Blue-Book of Biography" by Thomas William Herringshaw and American Publishers' Association, 1914 - TK - Sub by FoFG]
Ernest Ferdinand DuBrul
DuBrul, Ernest Ferdinand, manufacturer of Cincinnati, Ohio, was born Sept. 12, 1873, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is vice-president of the Miller. DuBrul and Peters Manufacturing company and other corporations. [Source: "Herringshaw's American Blue-Book of Biography" by Thomas William Herringshaw and American Publishers' Association, 1914 - TK - Sub by FoFG]
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