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Norton Parker Chipman
Chipman, Norton Parker, soldier, lawyer, congressman, was born March 7, 1834, in Milford Centre, Ohio. At the close of the civil war he was brevetted brigadier-general. He was appointed secretary of the territorial government of the District of Columbia at its organization. In 1871-75 he was a territorial delegate to the forty-second and forty-third congresses as a republican.
["National Library of American Biography..." by William Herringshaw, 1909; Transcribed by Therman Kellar]

Samuel P. Jewell
SAMUEL P. JEWELL, is among the prominent business men of Fairfax, of the firm of Zook, Jewell & Emmert. He was born in Union County, Ohio, March 8, 1840, and is the son of Johnson and Martha J. (Sketo) Jewell. The youth of the subject of this sketch was spent on a farm and in attending the common schools. When in his nineteenth year he came to Missouri and engaged in the stock business in Cooper County, from whence he removed to Clinton, Illinois, where he continued the stock business one year. In July, 1861, he enlisted in the Forty-first Illinois Infantry, and served for three years, being discharged at Springfield, Illinois, August 24, 1864. He participated in numerous engagements during his service, among which were the battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh, sieges of Corinth and Vicksburg, and at Atlanta. After the war Mr. J. returned to Missouri and located in Cooper County, where he resumed stock dealing. In 1868 he left there and moved to Holt County, locating at Oregon, where he was engaged in the mercantile business for about four years. In 1872 he settled in Mound City, where he continued in business until 1877, when he came to Milton, Atchison County. After following the same branch of trade here for five years, he moved to his present location. Mr. Jewell was married in Oregon, Missouri, March 24, 1870, to Miss Louisa Von Lunden, daughter of Charles Von Lunden. She died April 29, 1874. Mr. J. was again married November 26, 1878, to Miss Ida S. Curry, daughter of Isaac N. Curry. She was born August 23, 1860. Mr. Jewell has three children – a son, Charles R., by his first marriage, and Wilson Curry Jewell and Grace G. They are members of the Old School Presbyterian Church, and Mr. J. belongs to the Masonic and I.O.O.F. lodges. [The History of Holt and Atchison Counties, Missouri; St. Joseph, Mo.: National Historical Company, 1882. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

James P. Lake
LAKE, James Porter, real estate and financial agent; born, Richwood, Union Co., O., Oct. 3, 1866; son of Adoniram J. and Clotilda (Shur) Blake; educated in public schools of Ohio; married, St. Louis, Jan. 31, 1899, Fannie B. Batte. Began business career in newspaper work, in 1882. filling every position from compositor to editor; in later years of news.paper work was manager of Colman's Rural World, St. Louis; in March, 1897, entered the real estate and loan business, and in 1905 the business was incorporated as John S. Blake & Bro. Realty Co., of which is vice president and treasurer. Member St. Louis Real Estate Exchange (was its treasurer five years, 1898-1903); second vice president of National Association of Real Estate Exchanges, 1909-10, and it's treasurer 1910-11; secretary for Gentlemen's Driving Club several years. Appointed, 1909, commissioner for Porto Rico in state of Missouri. Member Ohio Society of St. Louis (charter member), Knights of Pythias, Knights of Khorassan (charter member). Republican. Clubs: Mercantile, Missouri Athletic Recreations: theater and baseball. Office: 812 Chestnut 8t. Residence: 5551 Von Versen Ave.
[Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. - Transcribed by Charlotte Slater]

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