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Rev. William Farnham Day, D. D.
Son of Rev. David Day, was born in West Springfield, Mass., November 11, 1821, when a boy removing with parents to Franklin Mills (now Kent), Ohio; educated in part at home, in part independently and in part under a tutor, but never attended college though later in life honored by Allegheny College in 1865 with the degree of Master of Arts, and by Baldwin University in 1869, with the degree of Doctor of Divinity. He was a man of deep learning, a thorough master of Greek, a devoted student of history and a great lover of scientific research, his large library embracing the whole range of literature, with every department of which he was thoroughly familiar. He was licensed to exhort in 1843, and to preach in 1845, receiving elders' orders in 1849. Among the nearly two score appointments filed during a ministry of nearly forty years, he was twice stationed in Akron as pastor of the First M. E. Church, 1855, '56 and 1868 '70, in all, five years, his last charge being Titusville, Pa., where he died October 23, 1882, his remains being interred in Akron Rural Cemetery. Dr. Day was for 27 years Secretary of the Erie Conference, and was twice honored with an election to the General Conference 1863 and 1872, his fidelity to his own Conference, however, leading him to decline many tempting calls to prominent localities in other Conferences. Dr. Day was married in 1847 to Miss Ann Delia Grover, of Poland, O.; of their four children two only survive Wilson M, now President of Cleveland Printing and Publishing Co., and Harriet, now Mrs. John H. Auble, of Akron.
["Fifty Years and over of Akron & Summit Co.", 1892 - CD - Sub by FoFG]

Charles Dick
Dick, Charles, lawyer and statesman of Akron, Ohio, was born Nov. 3, 1858, in Akron, Ohio. In 1899-1905 he was a member of congress. In 1905-11 he was a member of the United States senate.
["Herringshaw's American Blue-Book of Biography" by Thomas William Herringshaw and American Publishers' Association, 1914, - TK - Sub by FoFG]

Arthur W. Doyle
ARTHUR WILLIAM DOYLE, son of the late Judge Dayton A. Doyle, has given a good account of himself in the legal profession. He is the present prosecuting attorney of Summit County, and is a veteran of the World war. He was born in Akron, November 3, 1893. His education was acquired in public schools, then in Cornell University, where he graduated Bachelor of Arts in 1915, and in 1917 received his law degree from Western Reserve University at Cleveland. In July, 1917, he was called to the colors for duty in the World war, being with the One Hundred Thirty-fifth Field Artillery. Becoming first lieutenant of the Sixteenth Field Artillery, in command of the battery, he served overseas, and after the armistice was with the Army of Occupation in Germany until July, 1919. After the war he engaged in private law practice with the firm of Allen, Waters Young and Andress. In 1920 he was elected prosecuting attorney of Summit County, and has also served as a member of the Civil Service Commission, and is a director of the Ohio State Bank and Trust Company. In 1924 he was candidate for the republican nomination for Congress in the Fourteenth Ohio District. Mr. Doyle is a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason and Shriner, a charter member of the Tadmor Temple of Akron, a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, belongs to the Portage Club and the Akron City Club, and his diversions are golf, hunting and horseback riding. He is a member of the Summit County, Ohio State and the American Bar associations. Mr. Doyle is commander of the Joseph Wein Post of the Veterans of Foreign wars. He also belongs to the American Legion.
["History of Ohio"; The American Historical Society, Inc., 1925, Vol. IV - Sub by FoFG]

Dayton A. Doyle
HON. DAYTON A. DOYLE was for a quarter of a century one of the prominent attorneys of the Akron bar, being member of one of the most prominent law firms of that section of the state. He also served as judge of the Court of Common Pleas. Judge Doyle was born in Summit County, September 27, 1856, and died February 28, 1920. His parents, William B. and Harriet S. Doyle, were early settlers in Summit County. His father was a pioneer in the lumber business in Northern Ohio. Dayton A. Doyle acquired a public school education, graduating from the Akron High School in 1874, and in 1878 received the Bachelor of Arts degree from Buchtel College of Akron. He then entered the Cincinnati Law School, graduating Bachelor of Laws in 1880 and being admitted to the bar by the Supreme Court at Columbus on May 27, 1880. Subsequently Buchtel College bestowed upon him the degree Doctor of Laws. For several years he was one of the trustees of Buchtel College. Judge Doyle opened his law offices in 1885, in partnership with Maj. Frederick C. Bryan. In the same year he was elected city solicitor, an office he held until 1889. Charles Dick became a member of the law firm, and the firm of Dick, Doyle & Bryan was one of the highest standing and continued until Mr. Dick was elected to represent Ohio in the United States Senate. From 1898 to 1906 Judge Doyle was referee in bankruptcy in Summit County, and in the latter year was elected judge of the Court of Common Pleas of the Eighth Subdivision of the Fourth Judicial District. He was reelected in 1912, and completed two terms in the office, retiring in 1918. Other activities serve to make his name notable in the citizenship of Summit County. He was the first president of the Summit County Bank, which was later consolidated with the Ohio State Bank and Trust Company, one of the largest banking institutions of Summit County. For many years he was president of the Glendale Cemetery Association, and was a director of a number of other organizations. The social and fraternal organizations in which he was active included the Elks, Knights of Pythias and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He was one of the original members of the Summit County Bar Association and was active in the First Methodist Church. Judge Doyle possessed estimable quantities of mind and heart, and exemplified those attributes found in the successful practitioner and able and important jurist. Equipped with nature's best endowments, supplemented by an intellectual and legal training acquired by a life of industry and study, he brought to his judicial duties all those qualities which served to make for him an enviable record as a judge. He was diligent and painstaking in his work, and was intellectually and judicially honest with himself as well as with the body of the public which he served faithfully and well in various positions of public trust. As a citizen he was patriotic; in his personal relations, of good conduct and example, and he left behind him achievements worthy of the ambition of those who are to succeed him in the fulfillment of the duties and responsibilities of life. On April 23, 1884, Judge Doyle married Miss Ida M. Westfall. He was survived by his wife and six children, the children being Dayton A. Jr., Arthur W., Frank (who passed away January 23, 1924, at St. Augustine, Florida), Mrs. Harold Dalzell, Miss Harriet K. and Miss Ruth.
["History of Ohio"; The American Historical Society, Inc., 1925, Vol. IV - Sub by FoFG]




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