17, 1876, Glens Falls, N.Y. Publisher.
Son of Alson B. and Sarah (Morgan Reynolds) Abbott. Graduate Glens
Falls Academy and 1891 Dartmouth College, A.B.
Began newspaper work on New York Evening Journal after leaving
college. In fall of 1906,
purchased a printing plant and began business under the firm name of
Holden & Abbott at 101 Water St., New York City.
Consolidated with the Winchell Studio and Chasmar Press after a
year and a half's successful business.
Now treasurer of the last named corporation.
Married June 3, 1905, to Maud Earl Conklin of Brooklyn; has two
young sons. Home address:
Plainfield, N. J. Office:
Scribner Bldg., New York City.
|AURINGER, REV. OBEDIAH CYRUS
||Born June 4,
1849, Glens Falls, N.Y. of German - French parents.
Minister and skillful sonneteer and writer of elevating verse.
Educated in local schools, studied literature and science for
several years and began contributing articles in prose and verse to New
York papers at the age of eighteen. His
poems have been considered worthy of place in standard works. He
entered the United States Navy at the age of twenty-two, and for three
years was attached to the "Worcester" on the West Indian
Station, where he studied life in the tropics, and contributed to journals
North and South. He
left the navy in the summer of 1875, and spent several subsequent years on
a family estate on Glen Lake, Warren County.
Married 1875 to Mrs. Eva Hendryx.
Ordained in 1890 as a minister in the Presbyterian Church.
He is now pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Forestport, N.Y.
Mr. Auringer has published many volumes of poetry.
Address: Forestport, N.Y.
19, 1846, Glens Falls, N.Y. Son
of Eugene and Ellen (Leary) Bannin. Merchant,
banker; educated Glens Falls Academy; graduated Eastman's Business
College, Poughkeepsie, 1868. Private
secretary to Abraham Wing up to 1872; read law in office of Brown &
Sheldon to July, 1875; credit man for importing and jobbing house of
Moore, Tingue & Co., from 1875 - 1886; then took charge credit
department Converse, Stanton & Co., New York City, becoming partner in
firm 1895. Instrumental in
forming and first president of New York Credit Men's Association; first
vice president National Credit Men's Association; member firm of Lindon
& Bannin; chairman of Committee on Water Supply, New York City; member
Merchants' Association of the City of New York.
Married June 5, 1878, Ellie M. Mulry; has ten children.
June 10, 1907, appointed by President Roosevelt member Board of
United States Indian Commissioners. Second
vice president Emigrants' Industrial Savings Bank, New York; director
Citizens' Trust Company, Brooklyn; director Columbian National Life
Insurance Co., Boston; director Roman Catholic Orphan AsyIum, Brooklyn;
director Protectory at Van Nest, N.Y. Address: 83 - 85 Worth St., New York
27, 1826, Queensbury, N.Y. Son
of Cornelius and Mary (Brayton) Bentley.
Lawyer, prominent politician and mine owner.
Educated Glens Falls Academy under Mr. Fobes.
Taught district schools for four years, beginning at the age of
sixteen; began study of law with judges Ferris and Rosekrans at age of
seventeen; later student of Hon. U. G. Paris, Sandy Hill; admitted to bar
when twenty-one. Before he
was a voter campaigned for Fremont through Washington and Warren
Counties in 1856. Practiced law for two years in this
place, then located in Wisconsin. Married
Isabella Peat of Glens Falls, 1861. State Senator from
Sheyboygan County, Wis., 1864. Commissioner
of Pensions under Presidents Grant, Hayes and Garfield, serving from
March, 1876, until June, 1881, when he resigned to locate in Denver.
District Judge of Colorado from 1891 - 6.
Address: Denver, Co.
||Born July 27,
1862, Thurman, N.Y. Son of
William J. and Jane Elizabeth Cameron.
Lawyer. Educated in
the Warrensburgh and Glens Falls Academies.
Studied law in the offices of Judge A. D. Wait, Fort Edward, and U.
G. and C. R. Paris, Sandy Hill; admitted to bar 1884; commenced the
practice of law in Glens Falls in 1885.
Married Elizabeth A. Pasco of Thurman, N.Y., who died in 1893.
Elected Supervisor of the Town of Queensbury, 1890; elected Member
of N.Y. State Assembly, 1890.
Has several times been Village Clerk and four times Corporation
Jessie M. Austin, 1896. Mr.
Cameron is at present, a member of the Democratic State Committee from the
33rd District. Address: Glens
|CHANDLER, REV. JAMES A.
N.Y. Son of G. W. and Johanna
(Cronin) Chandler. Priest. educated public schools, Saratoga Springs and
Glens Falls; graduated
Manhattan College, New York, 1898, and St. Bernard's Ecclesiastical
Seminary, Rochester, N.Y. Ordained
to priesthood June 24, 1903, by Rt. Rev. T. M. A. Burke, D. D., Bp. Alb.
Address: Asst. Pastor St. Mary's Church, Albany, N.Y.
|CHERITREE, HON. ANDREW J.
4, 1830, Greene County, N.Y. Lawyer.
Came to Warren County in 1854.
Supervisor of the Town of Luzerne for several years; was appointed
provost marshal at the close of the War of the Rebellion; served as School
Commissioner for about two years; appointed Collector of Internal Revenue
1872; elected District Attorney 1871 without opposition; elected County
Judge in 1882 by a large majority, holding the office continually until
1900 when he was obliged to retire on account of constitutional
disability. Since that time,
he has practiced law, enjoying a reputation for integrity and ability
before the bar, on the bench and as a citizen, which has equipped him to
fill a wide field of usefulness. Address:
Glens Falls, N.Y.
|COLEMAN, REV. JOHN HAMLINE, D.
Northampton, N.Y. Son of
Hiram Hamline and Cynthia (Gunn) Coleman.
public schools, select schools, Jonesville Academy, Montpelier Seminary,
Fort Edward Institute; pastor of or supplied Mayfield charge 1871; visited
California (via Isthmus Panama) for health in 1872; joined Troy Conference
1873; pastor of many leading churches of Troy Conference, including First
Church, Glens Falls. Presiding
Elder, Albany District, six years; secretary of Troy Conference, five
years; President of Willamette University (Salem, Oregon), six years;
elected by Troy Conference as delegate to the General Conference, six
times; charter member Epworth League, General Board of Control, ten years;
degree of Doctor of Divinity conferred by Syracuse University.
Providence in American History," delivered by Dr. Coleman in several
States and almost every church in Troy Conference.
Recently invited to the presidency of the University of the
Pacific, San Jose, California. At
last session of Troy Conference, appointed Representative Troy Conference
Academy or Financial Secretary. Address:
582 Madison Ave., Albany, N.Y.
|CROSSER, REV. JOHN R., D.
18, 1856, Millport, Ohio. Minister. Graduated
Washington and Jefferson College, 1882, Union Theological Seminary, 1885;
studied in Edinburgh and Berlin. Pastor,
Presbyterian Church, Portland, Me. 1885 - 1891; First Presbyterian Church,
Glens Falls, 1891 -98; Kenwood Evangelical Church, Chicago, 1898 to
present time, which position he has just resigned, in order to take
pastorship American Church in Berlin, Germany.
Received degree of D.D. Washington and Jefferson College, 1903.
Girdled the globe 1897 - 8; visited South America 1905 - 6.
Has been a most successful and popular pastor wherever located.
Address: Kenwood Evangelical Church, Chicago, Ill.
||Born April 5,
1840, Hudson, N.Y. President,
Glens Falls Insurance Co. Educated
in public and private schools. Studied law, graduated 1861 Union
University Law School at Albany, L.L.B.
Practiced law at Essex, N.Y. for a year, and then enlisted in
the118th Regiment of New York Volunteers.
Saw much active service with his regiment and in various staff
positions, returning with the rank of Major and Brevet Lieut. Col.
After the war, was appointed United States Collector of Internal
Revenue for the 16th Congressional District of New York, resigning in 1868
to take charge of the field work of the Glens Falls Insurance Co., with
which he has since been associated. In1872,
he was made secretary and on the death of President Little in 1892, became
president of the company. He has written various articles on insurance
topics. Address: Glens Falls,
||Born July 11,
1862, Bolton, N.Y. Lawyer.
Son of Flavius J. W. and Eliza H. Davis; A. B., A. M. Wesleyan
University; L.L.B. Albany Law School; School Commissioner, Warren County,
1887; School Commissioner, first district, Warren County, 1900 - 2;
Assemblyman 1903 - 4; Supervisor, Town of Queensbury, 1906 - 7; County
Attorney, 1908; Captain Company K, 2nd N.Y.
Volunteer Infantry, 1898; Lieutenant Colonel 2nd Regiment, N. G.,
N.Y. 1908; Chairman Warren County Republican Committee 1891 - 2, 1902 - 6;
Chairman Glens Falls Republican City Committee, 1908.
Address: Glens Falls, N.Y.
|DELANEY, COL. LAWRENCE R.
Glens Falls, N. Y. Went to
Burlingame, Kansas in November, 1881.
Having been employed by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
Railroad in one capacity and another in 1886, he became what is known as
relief agent. In 1889, he
went to Guthrie as agent, being transferred to Wichita in 1897, where he
remained until February 22,1907, when he went to Atchison as general
agent. March 2, 1897, he was
tendered a banquet, attended by the Governor, Attorney General, Mayor and
others who made complimentary speeches.
Gov. Renfrow in his address said,
“No more faithful or energetic official ever lived than Col. L.
R. Delaney, and his departure from Guthrie is lamented by thousands."
Address: Atchison, Kansas.
|DILLON, TIMOTHY I.
Glens Falls, N.Y. Lawyer.
Son of Benjamin and Katherine (Sweeney) Dillon; graduated St.
Mary's Academy, 1893; Buffalo Law College, 1898. During
administrations of William M. Haskell and Daniel O’Leary (presidents of
the village) he was Clerk. Two
years ago he was appointed 3rd Assistant Deputy Attorney General; one year
ago promoted from 3rd to 2nd Assistant, and is now in the Court of Claims
Department of the Attorney General's office.
Address: State Capitol, Albany, N.Y.
|DIX, JOHN A.
25, 1860, Glens Falls, N.Y. Son
of James Lawton and Laura (Stevens) Dix; Banker and manufacturer. Educated
district school on Ridge Street and Glens Falls Academy, graduating class
of1879; entered Cornell University 1879, graduating in 1882.
Married April 24, 1889, to Gertrude Alden Thomson.
Member of firm of Reynolds & Dix, manufacturers of black marble
1884; associated with Lemon Thomson at Thomson, N. Y., in lumber business
1887. The hamlet of Thomson,
which had only a saw mill at that time has become an important
manufacturing center, largely through the efforts of Mr. Dix, the mills in
which he is interested employing 500 operatives, making pulp, paper and
wall paper. Interested in
lumbering operations in Herkimer County, to supply pulp wood to the
several pulp mills with which he is connected.
President Iroquois Pulp & Paper Co. of Thomson; Moose River
Lumber Co., McKeever; vice president First National Bank of Albany; vice
president Blandy Paper Co., Greenwich; director Albany Trust Co., Glens
Falls Trust Co., National Bank of Schuylerville, Standard Wall Paper Co.,
Sandy Hill; treasurer American Wood Board Co., Thomson.
Warden St. Stephens' Church, Schuylerville.
Delegate to Pan-Anglican Congress, London, 1908; member of standing
committee of Diocese of Albany. Delegate
to National Convention, St. Louis, 1904.
Enthusiastic friends and admirers placed his name before 1906
Democratic State Convention for high office of Governor of Empire State;
late Democratic candidate for Lieutenant-Governor. Address: Thomson, N.Y.
19, 1861, South Glens Falls. Banker.
Son of George W. and Mary (Betts) Ferris; educated Glen Falls
Academy and other local schools. Began his mercantile career with the old
firm of Coolidge and Lee. Married
Mary Steele, daughter of Dr. John Steele.
Located in Boston and became interested in the Gilchrist Company,
one of the leading dry goods store of that city; at present time is
president of the corporation, controlling the affairs of this company
which does a business of about $3,000,000 a year.
Address: Care Gilchrist Co., Boston, Mass.
|FOWLER, ALBERT NELSON CHENEY
November 3, 1873. Son of
Byron B. and Julia (Cheney) Fowler; educated Glens Falls High School 1886
-1888; graduated Yale in 1894, degree of A.B., and New York Law School in
1896, with degree of L.L.B. Author
and playwright, wrote "Tattooed Man," successfully presented by
Frank Daniels under management of Charles Dillingham.
The score of this opera was written by Victor Herbert.
Noted as a wit and litterateur.
Address: 277 Glen St., Glens Falls, N.Y.
||Born June 25,
1882, Glens Falls. Son
of James S. and Nettle (Millington) Garrett; graduated Glens Falls High
School 1898 as president of his class.
Began study of violin at age of 10 years with Miss Annie Harris of
Glens Falls, with whom he continued for five years.
Clerk in the Glens Falls Insurance Co. office for five years,
continuing the study of the violin. Student
of Claude Holding of Albany for several seasons; has been leader of
orchestra at Empire Theatre, and has taken part in all concerts in this
locality for the past eight or nine years: is conceded by music lovers to
be among the first violinists in this part of the State; his technique and
interpretation of classical violin music is perfect; Mr. Garrett is
something more than a violinist, he is an artist.
September, 1907, took up study of dentistry in Baltimore Medical
College is still keeping up his interest in the violin and musical
matters. Address: Glens Falls, N.Y.
|GOW, REV. JOHN RUSSELL, D. D.
Waterville, Me. Violinist and
dentist. Son of Rev. Geo. B.
Gow, D. D.; graduated Brown University 1877, Newton Theological Institute,
1882. Since 1895 has been
pastor at Fair Haven, Vt., Bridgeport, Ct., Chicago, Ill., and is at
present pastor of the Perkins Street Baptist Church, Somerville, M.A. He
has been well known in Glens Falls during his father's pastorate, from
1883 to the present time, occupying at times the Baptist pulpit in this
city. He received the
honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity in 1908 from Colby College; has been
president of the Boston Browning Society, chairman of the Religious
Movements Committee of the Twentieth Century Club and trustee of the
Newton Theological Institute. Address,
|GOW, PROF. GEORGE COLEMAN
Groton, Mass. Doctor of
Music; Son of Rev. Geo. B. Gow, D.D.; graduated Worcester Academy 1878;
Pittsfield (Mass.) School of Music 1880; Brown University 1884; Newton
Theological Institute 1889; two years of music study in Berlin and Paris;
teacher of Theory of Music at Smith College, 1889 - 1895; since 1895
author of songs, part music, lecturer on music in Albany, New York City
and elsewhere. Doctor of
Music, honoris causa, Brown University, 1902.
Prof. Gow was a resident of Glens Falls during his father's acting
pastorate from 1883 to 1893 and remains a member still of the Baptist
Church of this city. Address:
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
||Born June 30,
1875, Glens Falls, N.Y., Editor, author; Son of G.B. and Josephine
(Ferris) Greenslet; graduated Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn.,
1897; University fellow, Columbia, 1899, Ph.D., 1900.
Married April 25, 1903, Ella S. Hulst, New York.
Associate editor Atlantic Monthly, 1902 - 7; literary advisor to
Houghton, Mifflin Co., since 1907; poetic critic of New York Nation, a
contributor to Atlantic Monthly, the Nation, Scribner's, Century. The
Outlook, etc. Member Phi Beta
Kappa. Author: Joseph
Glanvill - A Study in English Thought and Letters of the Seventeenth
Century, 1900 Ml: the Quest of the Holy Grail, 1902 C44; Walter Pater,
1902 M16: Life of Lowell, 1905 H5; in press, Biography of Thomas Bailey
Aldrich, to be published fall of 1908.
Member National Institute of Arts and Letters.
Address,:4 Park St., Boston.
4, 1850, Salem, N.Y., Real estate and insurance business; Editor, author;
Son of the late Rev. Peter M. Hitchcock.
Member of Assembly, 1899, 1900 and 1901.
Supervisor of the Town of Queensbury for several years, and
chairman of that body; Village Treasurer and member of the Board of
Trustees under the previous form of government; chairman of the Republican
County Committee of Warren County on several occasions. An
intimate friend of President Roosevelt and Senator Thomas C. Platt during
the years he served in the State Legislature.
Prominent secret society man and successful in business interests,
with which he has been identified. Address: Glens Falls, N.Y.
||Born October 22,
1868, Glens Falls, N.Y. Son of Emmet T. and Agnes E. Johnson; Lawyer.
Graduated Glens Falls Academy 1886; entered Williams College 1886;
entered Columbia Law School 1890; graduated Columbia Law School 1892;
admitted to the bar 1893. Married
Sophie C. Rogers. Elected Mayor of Plattsburg 1899; elected
Member of Assembly 1900; delegate to National Convention 1900.
Member New York Stock Exchange 1905.
Address,: 401 West End Ave., New York City.
Cambridge, Washington County, N.Y. Educated
at Falley Seminary, Fulton, N.Y. In
1866, he took up his residence in New York City.
Married S. Emma, oldest daughter of the late Hon. R. M. Little,
October 1868. With the exception of five years (from 1883 - 1888, as
partner of our townsman, Charles E. Bullard), Mr. Loomis' entire time and
attention has been devoted to matters of accountancy, and in this, his
chosen profession, he takes first rank, and is recognized as a leader both
as regards experience and trained ability. Mr.
Loomis is at present the president of the New York State Society of
Certified Public Accountants, president of the Accountancv Publishing Co.;
chairman of the Advisory Committee of the New York University School of
Commerce, Accounts and Finance; member of the Committee on Department
Methods of the U. S. Government; and past resident of the National
Institute of Accounts; past president of the New York State Examining
Board of Certified Public Accountants, and past president of the American
Association of Public Accountants. He
is the senior member of the firm of Loomis, Conant & Co., Certified
Public Accountants, at 30 Broad St., New York City. Address as
18, 1861, Scotland. Son
William and Isabella (Taylor) Mackay; Minister.
Graduated University of Edinburgh (from the New College and United
Presbyterian College) after seven and one-half years of study. First
charge was in Providence, R. I., where, with seven people, he began the
second Presbyterian Church, where he was pastor for eight years.
Married 1892 Margaret A. Haire of Newport, R. I.
Called Feb., 1899, to First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls,
where he remained for nine years, conducting with great success a
pastorate wherein his Christian influence was greatly felt throughout the
religious, social, civic and intellectual life of the city.
In January, 1908, accepted a call to the North Presbyterian Church
of New York City, and assumed charge Feb. 9.
Appointed Grand Chaplain Grand Lodge, F. and A. M., of this State,
1908. Address, care North
Presbyterian Church, 155th St., and Amsterdam Ave., New York City.
27, 1883, Glens Falls, N. Y. Son
of Eugene S. and Catherine A. (Barrett) Mason.
Papermaker. Educated Glens Falls public schools; graduated from
High School 1898. Began his
business career with International Paper Co. in chemical testing
department in South Glens Falls paper mill; in 1903 went with the
Laurentide Paper Co. at Grand Mere, P. Q.; from 1905-7 represented that
company in London, England, in the expert sales division; returned to
Grand Mere, 1907, to take charge of the sulphite department.
Married Florence N. Batcheller of Glens Falls, 1907.
Address: c/o Laurentide Paper Co., Grand Mere, P.Q.
|MASON, HERBERT DELEVAN
2, 1878, East Swanzey, N.H.; Son of Herbert W. and Abbie (Alexander)
Mason; Lawyer; graduated Glens Falls High School 1896, Cornell University,
L.L.B. 1900. Practiced law
for two years in Ithaca, during which time he also served as one of the
State Civil Service Examiners. Associated
with Homblower, Byrne, Miller & Potter, lawyers, N. Y. City, 1902 - 5,
since 1905 has been a member of the firm of Ivins, Mason, Wolff &
Hoguet. Author; in 1907
assisted as counsel for Public Service Commission, First District, in
general investigation of New York and Brooklyn traction companies.
Address: 27 William St., New York City.
||Born June 8,
1853, Glens Falls, N.Y. Son
of John and Mary (Flynn) O'Leary; Superintendent of Licenses, State
Factory Dept.; educated Glens Falls public schools; became prominent in
Republican village, town and county politics, and identified with the
early labor movements in this State; received a position in Albany through
the efforts of Hon. A. B. Colvin, then State Treasurer, which led in 1896
to his appointment as State Factory Inspector by Gov. Morton; since that
time has been Deputy Factory Inspector, located in New York City; is
possessed of much executive ability, diplomacy and has been a success in
every position in which he has served. Married Margaret
Moynihan, daughter of Jeremiah A. Moynihan, an old resident of Glens
Falls, recently deceased. Address: 114 - 16 East 28th
St., New York City.
Born July 24, 1881;
Glens Falls, N. Y., Son of Daniel O'Leary, ex-State Factory Inspector, and
Margaret (Moynihan) O'Leary;
Lawyer, educated Glens Falls Academy, Glens Falls; graduated Christian
Brothers Academy, Albany, 1898; post graduate same institution 1899,
winning Maguire Gold Medal for Oratory, at Albany, same year.
Began study of law in office of Raley & Kiley 1900; entered New
York University 1901; graduated with honors, B. L., 1903; admitted to bar
1901 at age of twenty-one years; began practice of law in October the same
year. Mr. O'Leary recently gained distinction by recovering the
largest verdict ever awarded for personal injuries, in Queens County, and
perhaps in the State, namely $25,000 in the action of Patrick Simpson vs.
The Foundation Company; has also figured prominently in important cases in
the City of New York, and although very young has acquired an enviable
reputation as an able trial lawyer. Is
an officer of the National Guard, with rank of Second Lieutenant, and
attached to the 69th Regiment, New York City.
Address: 38 Park Row, New York City.
|PARKS, GEORGE H.
28, 1857, West Milton, Saratoga Co., N.Y.
Son of Solomon A. and Harriet A. (Hewitt) Parks; Leading paper
manufacturer; his father one of the pioneer paper manufacturers in this
county and his three sons were noted as the most successful paper men in
the United States and Canada; educated Glens Falls Academy; on leaving
school went to New York for a year to learn the paper commission business;
in early 80's returned to Glens Falls, going into mills of the Glens Falls
Paper Co.; soon after, owing to ill health of his father, made
superintendent of the mill, his brother, F. H. Parks, being manager; was
superintendent until about 1890, when he became treasurer of the company
with full charge of manufacturing; in Feb., 1898, when the Glens Falls
Paper Co. was merged with the other properties of the International Paper
Co., was made division superintendent in charge of the Glens Falls, Fort
Edward, Hudson River, Cadyville and Milton Mills; remained with this
corporation until 1901, when he resigned to accept the position as manager
of manufacturing with the Great Northern
Paper Co. of Millinocket, ME.
While he was connected with the Glens Falls paper mills, business
increased from two small machines making about four tons a day, to
seventeen machines, averaging 300 tons a day. Address: c/o Great
Northern Paper Co., Millinocket, ME.
|REILLY, REV. ROBERT
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|Born August 7,
1870, Glens Falls, N.Y., Son of Thomas and Margaret (Mullen) Reilly;
Priest. Educated public
schools and St. Mary's Academy, in 1889 began study for priesthood at
Niagara University, making a five years' course in three years by extra
study during vacation; began seminary studies in 1892 at St. Joseph’s
Provincial Seminary, Troy; returned to Niagara University in 1896 for
completion of ecclesiastical course.
Ordained in St. Mary’s Church, Glens Falls, by Rt. Rev. T.M.A.
Burke, D.D., Sept. 21, 1898; immediately appointed assistant to late Rt.
Rev. James McDermott, V.F.; after death of that reverend gentleman
appointed administrator of the church's affairs until the coming of Rev.
D.F. Curtin as pastor of the parish; remained as assistant until July 1,
1907, when he became assistant at St. Bridget's church, Watervliet, N.Y. Father
Reilly is one of the most talented and eloquent young priests in the
diocese and has a brilliant future before him in his chosen work and
profession. Address: St.
Bridget's Church, Watervliet, N.Y.
HON. JAMES BURTON
17, 1870, Wilton, N.Y. Son
of Dr. John H. and Sarah C. (Morgan) Reynolds.
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury U. S.; Educated
Glens Falls Academy; graduated Dartmouth College with honors 1890; while
in college editor-in-chief
of "The Dartmouth."
Newspaper correspondent in Boston, Washington and New York.
Secretary of the Republican State Committee of Massachusetts in
1896, serving in that capacity for eight years. Feb. 1905 was appointed
Asst. Sec'y. of the Treasury by President Roosevelt and installed in
office March 6; in his official capacity has charge of the customs
business of the country, from which the government derives its greatest
revenue. In 1907 appointed
chairman of a commission to investigate customs matters and relations
between the United States and France, Austria, Germany and England, going
abroad for this purpose. In May of present year, made chairman
of a commission to arrange reciprocity and trade treaty between the United
States and France, which commission met in Paris during the mouth of July.
Mr. Reynolds is an untiring worker, has a genial, companionable
personality, and is considered one of the most proficient and efficient
members of the present administration; and even at his comparatively
young age he has risen to a position of distinction as great as any son of
Glens Falls. Address:
Treasury Department, Washington, D.C.
|RUSSELL, CHARLES M.
11, 1872, Glens Falls, N.Y. Son
of Hollis and Mary (Mills) Russell; Attorney and counselor at law;
educated Glens Falls public schools; member first graduating class Glens
Falls High School; graduated B. L. Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y.,
1895. Adopted newspaper work
as a profession. Admitted to
the bar at Albany fall of 1899; associated in the practice of law with
Hon. Charles E. Hill, the then Republican Majority Leader of the House of
Representatives of New Jersey. Since
1900, has carried on large individual law practice; Secretary and
Treasurer, Metropolitan Hardware Co., Manhattan; officer arid director of
numerous engineering and commercial corporations. Married Ella
Watson La Roche, daughter Hon. and Mrs. Wm. J. La Roche, Brooklyn; has two
children. Home address: 31
Plaza St., Brooklyn, N.Y.
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25, 1880, Queensbury, N.Y. Son
of Addison P. and Anna Mary (Brown) Scoville. Attorney and
counselor at law; Graduated Glens Falls High School 1896 as president of
class; 1897 secured Cornell Scholarship in competitive examination;
graduated L.L.B. Cornell Law School 1900. In law office County Judge
C.R. Paris, Sandy Hill, 1900 - 1; moved to New York City 1901, entering
law office of Wetmore & Jenner, patent attorneys; Jan., 1903,
appointed assistant corporation counsel in Law Dept., New York City, after
competitive examination, and still holds that position.
Address: Office of Corporation Counsel. Hall of Records, New York
|SICKLES, GEN. DANIEL E.
20, 1823. Resident of Glens Falls 1831 - 34.
Soldier, statesman; Elected to Assembly in 1847.
State Senator 1856 - 7 and represented the 3rd New York
District in Congress from 1857 - 1861.
Division and Corps Commander and Major General in the War of the
Rebellion. United States
Minister to Spain 1869. One
of the most distinguished citizens ever residing in this city.
Address: 23 Fifth Ave., New York City.
||Born Feb. 22,
1878, Glens Falls, N.Y. Son of William F. and Ida (Morgan) Spier;
Government service: educated
Glens Falls Academy and Hotchkiss School; graduated Yale University 1901.
Connected with Republican State Committee of Massachusetts in
Presidential campaign of 1904 and State elections of 1905; since 1905 and
at present private secretary to the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in
charge of Customs. Address:
care Assistant Secretary, Treasury Department, Washington, D. C.
|STEWART, MERCH BRADT
||Born June 24,
1875, Culpepper Co., Virginia. Son
of James R. and Grace (Bushong) Stewart; Captain U.S. Army, author. Moved
with parents to Glens Falls 1889; graduated Glens Falls Academy 1891 and
United States Military Academy, June 12, 1896.
Commissioned additional Second Lieutenant 11th Infantry, June 12,
1896; Second Lieutenant 8th Infantry, Aug. 27, 1896; First Lieutenant 8th
Infantry, Oct.12, 1898; Captain 8th Infantry, June 12, 1901.
Served with distinction with his regiment in campaign before
Santiago de Cuba, during the reconstruction of Cuba; also, in the
pacification of the Philippine Islands, 1900 - 2.
Married Feb. 16, 1898, to Nan Wheelihan of Necedah, Wis. Has
a son, Peter, aged five years. Has
the reputation of being one of the best drill masters in the United States
Army; commanded exhibition company at the Madison Square Garden Military
Tournament, 1904; detailed for duty as Senior Instructor Infantry Tactics
at United States Military Academy, West Point, June, 1904; relieved from
that duty to join regiment in Philippine Islands, Nov., 1907.
Is the author of several professional manuals relating to tactics
and of several short stories of a military character. At
present time on duty commanding his company at the Presidio of Monterey,
15, 1817, Yonkers, N.Y. Manufacturer.
Was one of the pioneer lumbermen in this section, following with
success this business in Glens Falls and Fort Edward until 1881, when he
removed to Wisconsin and became interested in large lumber enterprises.
Was president of the Village of Glens Falls in 1878 - 9, running on
the Republican ticket and defeating the "old war horse of
Democracy," John Keenan. Address:
c/o Underwood Veneer Co., Wausau, Wis.
||Born June 5,
1861, Fort Edward, N.Y.,; Son of Jarvis A. and Eunice K. S. Underwood;
Newspaper editor; educated Glens Falls Academy 1879; graduated Williams
College 1881, with honors. Began
newspaper work as editor-in-chief of the Williams College publications,
and on graduation went almost immediately to the Amsterdam (N.Y. Democrat,
(now Recorder), remaining there until 1884, when he became Asst. Editor of
the well known and powerful Springfield Republican, where he remained
until 1886; during part of this time was Legislative correspondent for
that paper; became political editor of the Boston Advertiser in 1886,
acting as its Washington correspondent in 1887 - 8; became Its managing
editor, in combination with the same position with the Boston Evening
Record in 1888, and still retains that dual position.
A leading metropolitan newspaper, writing up the newspaper
representatives at a late Republican Convention, said of Mr. Underwood,
“He wields a more facetious and trenchant pen than any other newspaper
representative at the convention."
Address: c/o Boston Advertiser, Boston, Mass.
|UNDERWOOD, ARTHUR W.
||Born June 6,
1861; Fort Edward, N.Y., Son of Jarvis A. and Eunice S. Underwood; Lawyer;
educated Glens Falls Academy 1880; graduated
Williams College as Salutatorian 1884; University of Wisconsin Law School
1887-8; Chicago College of Law 1888-9.
Married Oct. 17, 1891, to Lucy C. Cronkhite of Chicago.
After graduation was principal of Pattersonville Educational
Institute, Hull, Iowa, 1884 - 5. Has practiced law in Chicago since
1890; is counsel for large and influential corporations and clients; was
Alderman of the City of Evanston for two terms. Address: Marquette Bldg.,
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|Born Sept. 17,
1857, San Francisco, C.A. Son
of Charles and Ruth A. (Willson) Watrous.
Artist; Mr. Watrous'
father was from New London, C.T. and a delegate from California to the
convention which first named Lincoln for President; his mother was a
native of Glens Falls, belonging to the well known Willson family. Fitted
for college, but did not enter; chose art as a profession, going abroad in
1880 where he did considerable work in Southern Spain and North Africa; in
1881 came to Paris, studying in Atelier Bonnat and Academie Julien.
Returned to America in 1886; married 1887, Elizabeth, daughter of W. S.
Nichols of New York City. Went
abroad 1887, resuming study of his profession in Munich, Florence and
Paris. Settled in New York
1888; winning the Clarke Prize (for the best figure painting of the year)
in 1894; in which year he was also elected Associate Member of the
National Academy of Design; Academician in 1895; has been secretary of the
N.A. D. since 1898. Received
Bronze Medal, Pan American Exposition, Buffalo, 1901; Special
Commemorative Gold Medal, Universal Exposition, St. Louis, 1904; chairman
Committee on Art for N. Y. State, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904; is
undoubtedly best known as a genre painter; his pictures are to be found in
the collections of Hon. W. C. Whitney, E. W. Bliss, C. P. Huntington,
Henry S. Willson, etc., in this country, and can be found in many of the
well-known collections in Europe. Address:
58 West 57th St., New York City, or Hague-on-Lake George, N.Y.
|WELLS, HON. HENRY R.
||Born June 23,
1834, Luzerne, N.Y. Son of
Reuben and Catherine (Leavens) Wells.
Banker, attorney and counselor at law, prominent politician;
educated State Normal School, New York, Glens Falls Academy and People's
College at Charlotteville; acquired legal education in office of Judge
Stephen Brown, Glens Falls; admitted to bar Waukon, Iowa, Nov., 1857;
began practice at Chatfield, Minn., May, 1858.
Appointed County Judge 1859, elected to same office 1860; 1862
crossed plains to California on special mission; returned to Minnesota
1865 and settled at Preston. Member
State Board of Charities and Corrections six years; President State Goods
Roads Association six years; State
Bankers' Association seven
years; Board of Education ten years; City Council seventeen years; Mayor
five years. and Master of Masons, State of Minnesota, three years;
Democratic candidate for Congress and District Judge; member of
Legislature, both houses; declined nomination for Governor;
National Convention at Cincinnati 1880, and Chicago 1892; President
National Bank of Preston. Address:
|WHITE, HON. FRANK
||Born July 27,
1858, Deposit, Broome Co., N.Y. Son
of Adolph and Henrietta White; Lawyer, State official, author, public
speaker, law lecturer; resided in Glens Falls until 1881; educated Glens
Falls Academy; admitted to the bar Sept., 1879; writer on the Troy Daily
Press 1881-6; chief of corporation division of the Secretary of State's
Office 1886-1900; member of the faculty of the Albany Law School since
1905, as lecturer on corporation law; First Deputy Attorney General of the
State of New York 1907; receiver of the Hamilton Bank of New York City
1908; public speaker in all important political campaigns since 1888;
author of White on Corporations, White's Manual for Business Corporations;
White’s Manual for Foreign Corporations; writer of articles on
corporation law for news-papers; from 1900 to present time has practiced
law as a corporation law specialist, with offices located at New York City
and Albany, N.Y. Address: 22 Liberty St., New York City.
|WILLIAMS, SHERMAN, P. D.
21, 1846, Town of Otsego, Otsego Co., N.Y.
Educator and author; Lived on a farm until he was twenty-three,
teaching district schools during the winter; graduated Albany Normal
School 1871. Married Margaret
Haight Wilber; has two sons, Henry and Paul W.
Was Superintendent of Schools at Flushing, L.I., for eleven years;
came to Glens Falls as Superintendent of Schools in 1882; organized the
present Union School system; instrumental in having the first High School
building erected in 1884; resigned about 1898 and accepted a position with
the State Department of Education at Albany.
For the past ten years has been a successful conductor of State
Teachers Institute; has been president of the County Teachers
Association of Queens, Otsego arid Warren Counties, president of the
Champlain Teachers' Council and president of the State Superintendents Council, president of the Library Section of the National Educational
Association. Was very active
in the founding of the Crandall Free Library, having been president arid
treasurer of the Board of Trustees for several years; is the compiler of a
series of valuable school readers and history. Was the
organizer and manager of the National Summer School for Teachers.
One of the charter members and trustees of New York State
Historical Association from its beginning, and has been one of its
vice-presidents for several years. Received
degree of P. D. from Albany Normal College.
Address, Glens Falls, N.Y.
|WINCHELL, EDWARD EVERETT
|Born March 20,
1859, Wheeling, W.V. Son of Dr. Edward Grove and Virginia P. (Moyston)
Winchell; Artist and designer. His mother a granddaughter of Joseph P.
Caldwell of Virginia. Came to
Glens Falls in 1878, where he resided for several years; graduated 1873
Stewart Hall (Maryland Collegiate Institute); married 1882 Miss Lucy B.
Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dillon P. Smith of Glens Falls.
Mr. Winchell devoted several years to the study of dentistry and to
architecture, finally devoting himself to the development of his
unquestioned artistic talents; associated with American Bank Note Co. as
chief of their art department 1881 - 91; 1894 - 6 traveled around the
world, visiting nearly every nation, as a member of 'The Field Columbian
Museum," having credentials from the U. S. Government and principal
foreign offices of European countries to all the potentates on earth.
Founded the Chasmar-Winchell Press in 1896; became identified with
The Matthews-Northrop Works (The J. N. Matthews Co.) as art director, with
offices and studio in the Madison Square Garden Tower, 1900 - 7; founded
The Winchell Studio & Chasmar Press in 1907. Mr. Winchell is
well and widely known in his profession, where he is recognized as one of
the best designers in the field of commercial art; is the inventor of the
"Winchell Type," which is one of the most popular faces in use
by printers of the present day. Address:
Scribner Bldg, New York City.