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Charlotte Johnson Baker
Baker, Mrs. Charlotte Johnson, physician, born in Newburyport, Mass., 30th March, 1855. Her maiden name was Charlotte Le Breton Johnson. She was graduated from the Newburyport high school in 1872, spent a year in teaching, and entered Vassar College in 1873. She was graduated from that institution in 1877 with the degree of B.A. During the college year of 1877-78 she served as instructor in gymnastics in Vassar. In 1878 and 1879 she was assistant to Dr. Eliza M. Mosher, surgeon in the Woman's Reformatory Prison in Sherbourne, Mass. In the fall of 1879 she entered with advanced standing the medical department of the University of Michigan, from which institution she was graduated in 1881 with the degree of M.D. She returned to Newburyport and in 1882 was married to Dr. Fred Baker and they went to Akron, O. Threatened failure of health caused her to go to New Mexico, where she lived in the mountains for five years. Early in 1888 she and her husband moved to San Diego, Cal., where both are engaged in successful practice as physicians. Their family consists of two children. In 1889 Dr. Charlotte received the degree of A.M. from Vassar College for special work in optics and ophthalmology done after graduation. Besides her professional work, Dr. Baker has always identified herself with the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and with all other movements for the advancement of women individually, socially and politically.
[Source: American Women Fifteen Hundred Biographies, Volume 1, Publ. 1897. Transcribed by Marla Snow]


Ohio Columbus Barber

Barber, Ohio Columbus, capitalist of 111 Broadway, was born April 20, 1841 in Middlebury, Ohio. In 1891 he founded the town of Barberton, Ohio. He is president of the Ohio Tube company of Warren; and of the Barberton Belt Line Railroad company.
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Ohio Columbus Barber -- Capitalist; born Middlebury, Ohio, April 20, 1841; son of George and Eliza (Smith) Barber; attended common schools of Akron, until age of fifteen; married at Akron, Ohio, Oct. 10, 1866, Laura L. Brown (deceased). Became associated with father in the manufacture of matches (which was established 1847), In 1861, as partner. Organized The Diamond Match Co., 1881, with others, consolidated about eigthy-five per cent of match manufacturing business of the country; was vice-president of company 1881-1888, president since 1888-1909; now chairman of Board of Directors. Founded town of Barberton, Ohio, 1881, now having a population of 9,000 people. Chairman of General Fire Extinguisher Co.; president First National Bank of Akron. Ohio; vice-president Barberton Savings Bank Company; director in various other business corporations. Clubs: Union League. Chicago. Address: Akron, and 111 Broadway. N. Y. City. ["Who's Who in Finance, Banking, and Insurance," Vol 1, pub. 1911, By John William Leonard - KT - Sub by FoFG]

Ellsworth R. Bathrick
Bathrick, Ellsworth R., statesman of Akron, Ohio, was born Jan. 6, 1863, in Oakland county, Mich. In 1911-13 he was a member of congress.
["Herringshaw's American Blue-Book of Biography" by Thomas William Herringshaw and American Publishers' Association, 1914, - TK - Sub by FoFG]

James Andrew Braden
Braden, James Andrew, journalist and author of Akron, Ohio, was born July 10, 1872, in Greensburg, Ohio. Since 1890 he has been engaged in journalism. He is the author of Far Past the Frontier; Connecticut Boys in the Western Reserve; and other works.
["Herringshaw's American Blue-Book of Biography" by Thomas William Herringshaw and American Publishers' Association, 1914, - TK - Sub by FoFG]

Henry Augustus Buchtel
Buchtel, Henry Augustus, clergyman and college president of University Park, Denver, Col., was born on Sept. 30, 1847, near Akron, Ohio. He has been a missionary in Bulgaria. In 1907-09 he was governor of Colorado.
["Herringshaw's American Blue-Book of Biography" by Thomas William Herringshaw and American Publishers' Association, 1914, - TK - Sub by FoFG]

Rev. Nathan S. Burton, D. D.
Born in Manlius, N. Y., February 5, 1821, in infancy removing with parents to Elbridge, N. Y., and in 1831, to Middlebury, Ohio; attended Village School winters and worked in father's sash factory summers; taught Southwest "Six Corners" school, in Tallmadge, two winters; in 1841 entered Western Reserve College, graduating in 1846, delivering the valedictory oration; taught one year in Norwalk (O.) Institute; in 1847 entered Theological department W. R. College, also acting as assistant editor of "Ohio Observer;" in 1848 attended Newton (Mass.) Theological Institute; in 1849 returned to Hudson to complete studies and fill the chair of Latin and Greek in College; on graduating, in 1850, became pastor of Elyria Baptist Church; in 1853 first pastor of the Third Baptist Church in Cleveland; in 1854 pastor of the Granville Baptist Church, during his eight years pastorate there establishing a Young Ladies' School now Shepardson College, its principal building being named "Burton Hall"; in 1862 became pastor of the First Baptist Church in Akron; during the rebellion serving for a time on the Christian Commission at Grant's Headquarters, City Point, Va.; in 1866 pastor of Ann Arbor (Mich.) Baptist Church; in 1871 pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Davenport, Iowa; in 1877 accepted Chair of Philosophy in Kalamazoo (Mich.) College; in 1877 resumed the pastorate of the Church in Akron, remaining ten years, during that time officiating six months as President of Dennison University at Granville; in 1887 visited Europe, and on his return became pastor of the Needham (Mass.) Baptist Church, where he still continues. October 14, 1850, was married to Miss Sarah J. Fairfield, of Spring Arbor, Mich. They have five children: Henry F., Professor of Latin in the University of Rochester; Charles S., lawyer in Chicago; Nellie, wife of Prof. W. W. Beman, University of Mich.; Ernest D., Prof, of Greek, Newton Theological Institute, and Edward F., lawyer in Chicago.
["Fifty Years and over of Akron & Summit Co.", 1892 - CD - Sub by FoFG]





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