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James R. Hemphill
JAMES R. HEMPHILL, general manager of the Colonial Sign and Insulator Company, at Akron, was born in Summit County, Ohio, in 1860, ad is a son of Robert Hemphill, who came to Summit County about 1855, where he was first a farmer and later a dealer in lumber.
James R. Hemphill was educated in the schools of Fairlawn and Akron and started into business as an employee of the Aultman-Miller Company, with whom he remained five years. Since then, with the exception of a period of two years, he has been engaged in his present business, first with the Akron Insulator and Marble Company, which was organized in 1894, and which in 1904 was consolidated with the Colonial Sign Company. The business was incorporated with a capital stock of $50,000, as the Colonial Sign & Insulator Company, with H. B. Camp, president; C. R. Quine, secretary; W. H. Motz, treasurer, and James R. Hemphill, general manager. Mr. Hemphill was always displayed a helpful interest in undertakings outside his own sphere of work which have promised to benefit the city, and while never active in politics, performs every duty of a good citizen. In 1890 he was married to Louada Weeks, and they have had two children, Helen and Ray, the former of whom is deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Hemphill are members of the First Congregational Church.
[Source: "Centennial history of Summit County, Ohio and representative citizens", Chicago, Ill: Biographical Publishing Co., 1908, by William B. Doyle, LL. B.; Transcribed by AJ]

John William Hencke
Hencke, John William, official expert and inventor of 3609 Clark ave., Cleveland, Ohio, was born Oct. 21, 1868, in Akron, Ohio. He is an officer in the local improvement bodies, and has secured for his community many benefits, among which are the playgrounds for children.
["Herringshaw's American Blue-Book of Biography" by Thomas William Herringshaw and American Publishers' Association, 1914, - TK - Sub by FoFG]

Clifford S. Hiddleson
Hiddleson, Clifford S., physician of Akron, Ohio. He graduated from the medical department of the university of Cincinnati; and is a member of the American medical association and other medical societies. He has attained success in the practice of his profession and has filled various positions of trust and honor.Lectures on the Theory of Economics.
["Herringshaw's American Blue-Book of Biography" by Thomas William Herringshaw and American Publishers' Association, 1914, - TK - Sub by FoFG]

Milton Otis Howar
Howar, Milton Otis, manufacturer and banker of Akron, Ohio, was born Nov. 25. 1859, in Doylestown, Ohio. He is president of the Akron Gear company.
["Herringshaw's American Blue-Book of Biography" by Thomas William Herringshaw and American Publishers' Association, 1914, - TK - Sub by FoFG]





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