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reations: Automobiling, camping. Address: St. Regis
Falls. N. Y.



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WHO'S WHO IN NEW YORK



OPDYCKE, LEONARD ECKSTEIN

Lawyer, author, publicist; b. Warren, Ohio, Sept. 26,
1858; 3. Gen. Emerson and Lucy Wells (Stevens) Op-
dycke; grad. Harvard, A.B., (cum laude), 1880; Harvard
Univ., LLB., (cum laude) and M.A., 1883; m. N. Y. City,
Oct. 12. 1893, Edith Bell; children: Leonard, b. Jan. 5,
1895; Mary Ellis, b. May 4, 1896. Admitted to bar, 1884.
Ms'r and v.-p. N. T. Ass'n for Improving Condition of
Poor; trustee of United Charities. Independent in
politics. Mem. Mil. Order Loyal Legion, Knight Italian
Order Saints Lazarus and Maurice. Recreation: Music.
Clubs: Century, Union, University, Down Town. Sum-
mer residence: Albert Meadow, Bar Harbor, Me. Ad-
dress: 117 E. 69th St., N. Y. City.

OPDYKE, GEORGE HOWARD

Lawyer, capitalist; b. N. Y. City, 1867; s. Sylvester
H. and Elizabeth (Morey) Opdyke; descended from old
Knickerbocker stock; grad. Wesleyan Univ., Middle-
town, Conn., Ph.B.; Columbia Univ., M.A.; N. Y. Univ.,
Ph.D.; Columbia Law Sch.; unmarried. Admitted to
Ga. State Bar, 1893; entered at once upon an active
business career, spending several years in the South
and West, in mining, railroad and other enterprises;
pres. Oregon Lumber and Navigation Co., the Rector
Gas Lamp Co., the New South Mining and Develop-
ment Co.; v.-p. Yreka & Scott Valley R. R. Co., Far-
nam Cheshire Lime Co., and dir. in various other
corp'ns. Mem. Holland Soc. of N. Y., Municipal Art
Soc, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Am. Acad, of Polit.
and Social Science, Merchants Ass'n of N. Y. Clubs:
N. Y. Press, Alpha Delta Phi, National Arts. Columoia
Yacht. Address: Holland House, N. Y. City.

OPDYKE, STACY B., JR.

Civil engineer, contractor; b. Camden, N. J., 1851; s.
Stacy B. and Mary S. (West) Opdyke; grad. Poly.
Coll., Philadelphia, Pa., C.E., 1870, M.C.E., 1873; m.
Philadelphia, 1878, Belle P. Van Dusen; children:
Elizabeth B., Mary S., (Mrs. James Wallen), Stacy H.
(now engaged in meoh. eng'ring). Soon after leaving
college engaged in railroading; was designer and
computer for the Keystone Bridge Co. at Pittsburgh,
Pa. 1878-1879; sup't New Haven and Northampton R.
R.; bridge eng'r N. Y., N. H. & H. R. R.; gen. sup't
Poughkeepsie Bridge route; in business on own ac-
count since 1891, building many structures. Episco-
palian. Mem Am. Soc. Civil Eng'rs. Clubs: Engineers.
Art (Philadelphia); Engineers (N. Y. City). Address:
1931 Broadway, N. Y. City.

OPDYKE, WILLIAM S.

Lawyer; b. N. Y. City, Oct. 6, 1836; s. George and
Elizabeth Hall (Stryker) Opdyke; grad. N. Y. Univ.,
1856; Albany Law Sch., 1860; m. N. Y. City, Oct. 20,
1863, Margaret E. Post (died April 4, 1911); one son:
Alfred. Has been in continuous practice in N. Y. City
since 1860; councilman, 1864; mem. State Assembly,
1873; N. Y. Univ. council since 1883; dir. Fourth Nat.
Bank, Delaware & Hudson Co. Mem. Nat. Geog. Soc.
Clubs: Metropolitan, University, Torrey Bot., Reform,
Down Town, Railroad. Residence: Alpine, N. J. Ad-
dress: 20 Nassau St., N. Y. City.

OPERTI, ALBERT (JASPER LUDWIG ROCCAB1G-
LIERA)

Arctic historical painter, scenic artist; b. Turin,
Italy, March 17, 1852; s. of Giuseppe Operti, pianist
to Victor Emmanuel 2d, King of Italy; ed. High sens,
of Dublin, Ireland, and Glasgow, Scotland; grad.
Naval Sch., at Portsmouth, Eng., and entered the
British Naval Marine; resigning therefrom in 1868;
began the study of painting and sculpture; a few
years later came to U. S., becoming caricaturist and
scenic artist in N. Y. Theatres; m. Albion, N. Y., 1881,
Martha S. Green. Made two voyages to the Arctic
region with Lieut. R. E. Peary (now Rear Admiral,
U. S. N. retired); was sp'l correspondent of N. Y.
Herald; made for N. Y. Museum of Natural History
first casts of North Greenland Eskimos. Among im-
portant historical pah. tings are: Farthest North, and
Rescue of the Greely Party, for the Navy Dep't at
Washington; the Schwatka Search; Finding de Long
In the Lena Delta; Dr. Kane, and other pictures of
note and mural paintings, African. New Zealand and
Whale Halls. Museum of Natural History, N. Y. Was
selected by U. S. Gov't as its representative artist at
World's Columbian Exp'n; medals and diplomas.
Among the prominent works has illustrated are: White
World, Peary's Northward Over the Great Ice Sea;
Dr. Cook's Antarctic Night; Snowland Folk; Fialas
Fighting the Polar Ice. and Peary-Nearest the North
Pole; has made numerous illustrations for magazines,
newspapers and lectures; has given some attention
to devices for public amusement and for advertising.
Republican. Mem. Am. Museum Natural History, Am.



Geog. Soc, Kane Lodge 454, F. and A. M.; hon. mem.
Indian War Vets, of Calif., Universal Brotherhood,
Arctic and Explorers Clubs. Has received a decora-
tion from the Grand Duke Alexis of Russia. Ad-
dress: Am. Museum Natural History, N. Y. City.

OPPENHEIM, NATHAN

Physician: b. Albany, N. Y., Oct. 17, 1865; s. Gerson
and Theresa (Stein) Oppenheim; ed. Albany High
Sch.; grad. Harvard Coll., A.B., 188S; Coll. Phys. and
Surg., Columbia Univ., 1891; professional study
abroad, m. N. Y. City, June 15, 1!*97, Bertha Eisberg.
Interne N. Y. City Hosp.; chief of clinic, children's
dep't. Mt. Sinai Hosp. Dispensary; visiting physician,
children's dep't, Sydenham Hosp.; attending physician,
children's dep't Lebanon Hosp.; attending neurolo-
gist, N. Y. City Children's Hosp. and Schools; fellow
Acad, of Medicine; mem. N. Y. Co. Med. Soc, State
Med. Ass'n. Am. Med. Ass'n, Met. Med. Soc, trustee
N. Y. Kindergarten Ass'h, Author: The Development
of the Child; Medical Diseases of Childhood: Care of
the child in Healtn; Mental Growth and Control, etc.
Club: Harvard. Summer residence: Ferrlsburg, Vt.
Address: 50 E. 79th St., N. Y. City.

OPPENHEIMER, SOLOMON

Jurist; b. N. Y. City; unmarried. Elected Justice of
Municipal Court of City of N. Y. for 6th dist., 1909,
for term expiring 1919. Prior to ascension to Bench
was active as speaker at mass meetings, etc. for Rep.
Party and Fusion Municipal Movements. Republican;
Jewish. Recreations: Walking, reading, etc. Resi-
dence: 172 E. 79th St., N. Y. City.

OPPER, FREDERICK BURR

Artist; b. Madison, Lake Co., O., Jan. 2, 1857; s.
Lewis and Aurelia Opper; ed. public schools, Madison;
m. N. Y., 1881, Nellie Barnett; children: Lawrence, b.
1882; Sophia, b. 1886. Special and humorous artist for
Frank Leslie, 1877-1880; with Puck, 1880-1899; has
been doing humorous illustrative work on William
R. Hearst's N. Y. papers since 1899; has illustrated
many humorous books; visited Europe in 1887. Clubs:
Society of Illustrators, Players. Residence: (summer),
Turn-of-River, Stamford, Conn., (city), 147 W. 78th
St., N. Y. City. Address: N. Y. American, N. Y. City.

ORDWAY, SAMUEL HANSON

Lawyer; b. N. Y. City, June 8, 1860; s. Aaron Lucius
and Frances Ellen (Hanson) Ordway; grad. Brown
Univ., A.B. (valedictorian), 1880; Harvard Univ., A.M.,
LL.B., 1883; m. N. Y. City, May 30, 1894, Frances Hunt
Throop; one son: Samuel Hanson, Jr., b. Jan. 20, 1900.
Has practised in N. Y. City since admission to N. Y.
bar, 18S4; ass't dist. att'y of N. Y. Co., 1901; mem.
comm'n to revise tax laws of N. Y. State. 1906; mem.
law firm Stickney & Shepard, 18S7-1890; Stickney,
Spencer & Ordway, 1890-1903; Spencer, Ordway &
Wierum since 1903: received nomination for Justice of
Supreme Court of State of N. Y. from Rep. Party and
from the Judiciary Nominators, representing the bar
of N. Y. City, 1906; mem. of Comm'n appt'd by Gov.
Hughes to investigate speculation in securities and
commodities; active in civil service reform work, and
for many years chm'n of the Exec. Com. Civil Service
Reform Ass'n: mem. Ass'n Bar City of N. Y. Clubs:
University, Century, Harvard, Brown University,
Down Town Ass'n. Ardsley. Residence: 123 E. 71st
St. Address: 27 William St., N. Y. City.

ORMISTON, THOMAS SAMUEL

Lawyer; b. Toronto, Can., 1854; s. Rev. William
and Clarissa (Cochrane) Ormiston; grad. Columbia
Coll., A.B., Columbia Uw Sch., LL.B.; m. N. Y. City.
Dec 25, 1878, Annie McCormick; children: Clara Coch-
rane, Frances Isabelle. Studied law in the office of
Judge William Fullerton; was admitted to the bar,
1877- was successively partner in firms; Knox & Mac-
Lean; Knox, Ormiston & Dorsett; Ormiston ft Dorsett,
and Ormiston & McCormack; now practicing alone.
Republican, Presby'n. Mem. N. Y. City Bar Ass n.
Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity; trustee and treas. N.
Y. Daw Sch. Club: Lawyers. Residence: Bernards-
ville, N. J. Address: 42 W. 44th St., N. Y. City.

ORMROD, WILLIAM LAURENCE

Agriculturist; State Senator; b. Cleveland, Ohio,
Sept. 8, 1863; s. William and Catherine Ormrod; ed.
public schs. of Cleveland; m. Oct." 23, 1899, Harriet E.
Brooks; telegraph operator several years; mg'n Hotel
Royal, New Orleans, La., and Clifton House, Niagara
Falls, N. Y. for many years. Had control of Mon-
mouth House. Spring Lake Beach, N. J., several years;
retired from hotel business and engaged in agricul-
ture at Churchville. Supervisor Riga, 1905-1909;
elected State Senator from forty-six'h senatorial dist.
1910; re-elected 1912. Republican. Address: Ormrod
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ORMSBEE, HAMILTON

Editor, musical and dramatic critic; b. Rutland, Vt,
Mar. 23, 1854; s. Thomas J. and Mary Minerva (Royce)
Ormsbee; m. Rutland, Vt., 1SS1, Agnes Bailey; chil-
dren; Helen, Mary Royce. Thomas H. Read law and
was admitted to the Vt. Bar, practising in that State;
with incidental newspaper work, until 1S82; Joined
the staff of Springfield (Mass.). Republican, served five
years as editorial writer and dramatic critic; edi-
torial writer, N. Y. Evening Post, 3 years; since
1890, on staff Brooklyn Eagle as editorial writer and
dramatic and musical critic; has written fiction for
Harper's Bazaar and minor magazines. Address: 435
Macon St., Brooklyn. N. Y.

ORNDORFF, WILLIAM RIDGELY

Educator, chemist; b. Baltimore, Md., Sept. 9, 1862; s.
William Wellmore and Mary J. (Ridgely) Orndorft;
grad. Johns Hopkins Univ., A.B., 18S4; fellow, Ph.D.,
1887; post-graduate studies at Berlin and Heidelberg,
1897-1898; at Munich, 1905-1906; m. June 20, 1912, Lotte
Heinrich, of Berlin, Germany. Ass't in chemistry,
Johns Hopkins. 1SS4-1886; instr. 1SS7-1890, prof. 1890-
1903, prof, organic and physiol. chemistry since 1903,
Cornell Univ. Mem. Jury of Awards of Paris Exp'n,
1S89, and La. Purchase Exp'n, 1904; sp'l agent eleventh
census, 1890. Mem. Am. Chem. Soc, Deutsche Chem-
ische Gesellschaft, Sigma Xi, Nu Sigma Nu. Author:
Laboratory Manual of Organic Chemistry. Translator
of Salkowski's Laboratory Manual of Physiological
and Pathological Chemistry. Contb'r to Am. and Ger-
man chemical publications. Address: S02 E. Seneca St.
Ithaca, X. Y.

ORR, ALEXANDER E.

Retired merchant; b. Strabane, County Tyrone, Ire-
land, Mar. 2, 1831; ed. by private tutors; came to N. Y.
City, 1851; m. 1st, N. Y. City, 1857, Juliet B d. Ammi
Lows (died 1872); 2d, 1873, Margaret S. Luquer. Began
business career in N. Y. City in employ of Ralph Post,
shipping and comm'n merchant; later in same capacit.-
with firm of Wallace & Wickes; became connected,
1858, with David Dows & Co., shipping and comm'n
merchants (founded 1825) anc. mem. of the firm in 1861,
retiring from active business several years ago. Mem.
Produce Exchange, 1859, was sec. of its Building Com.
when its present great building was erected, and
later, for several terms, its pres.; was connected with
the Arbitration Comm'n and the Benefit Assurance Co.
of the exchange, and was one of organizers Produce
Exchange Gratuity System, whereby each mem. pays
three dollars into a fund at death of a fellow mem ,
and which controls over $1,000,000. Was mem. of
canal comm'n aPpt'd by Governor Tilden, 1875, which
exposed the canal ring frauds, leading to the placing
of the canal in charge of the State sup't of public
works; pres. and trustee N. Y. Life Ins. Co. from 1905;
retired from the presidency, 1907. and retired as
director, 1908. Democrat in nat. affairs, Presidential
elector for Tilden, 1876, but supported McKinley in
1S96 and 1900, and Roosevelt in 1904. Aided in or-
ganizing citizens' movement which led to election of
Seth Low for mayor of Brooklyn. 1S81; was several
years mem. civil service comm'n of Brooklyn. Pres.
and trustee N. Y. Produce Exchange Safe Deposit and
Storage Co.; v.-p. Mechanics' Nat. Bank; dir. Associ-
ated Merchants' Co., Brooklyn Acad, of Music, Conti-
nental Ins. Co., Federal Ins. Co., Fidelity and Casualty
Co., Harper & Bros., Queens Ins. Co. of America,
Realty Associates; trustee U. S. Trust Co., Greenwood
Cemetery. Mem B'd Mg'rs Am. Bible Soc. Clu'bs:
Hamilton of Brooklyn. Century. Address: 102 Rem-
sen St., Brooklyn, N. Y.

ORVIS, ARTHUR W.

Lawyer; b. Champion, Jefferson Co. N. Y., Feb. 18,
1859; s. Chester and Esther A. (Ware) Orvis; grad.
Albany Law Sch., LL.B., 1886; m. Gouverneur, N. Y.,
June 12, 1889. Harriet Church. Associated with G. S.
Conger in practice of law since 1886; present firm Con-
ger & Orvis: deputy county clerk, St. Lawrence Co., N.
Y.. 1888-1891; pres. Gouverneur village, 1894-1903; un-
successful candidate for State Assembly, 1904. Demo-
crat; Unitarian. Was pres. St. Lawrence Co. Soc. for
Prevention of Cruelty to Children at its inception, in
1899. Recreations: Chess, golf. Address: Gouverneur,
N. Y.

ORVIS, ORLAND D.

Inventor; b. Milford, Oakland Co., Mich., Jan. 2, 1844;
s. Andrew M. and Caroline (Kibbe) Orvis; ed. public
schools of Chicago, 111., and grad. Eastman Nat. Busi-
ness Coll., 1865; m. Vassar, Mich., Nov. 14, 1867. Annie
D. Case; children: Edith, b. 1874, Orlence, b. 1884. Has
made several visits to Europe; spent 7 years in Eng-
land, London, Paris, Berlin, etc.; has been awarded
fourteen medals for improvements in steam boiler



furnaces since 1881. Republican; Unlversalist. Has
received diploma from Ethne Oriental, Society d'Et'h-
nographie, Inst'n Ethnographique, Socit6 des Etudes
Japonaises, Societe Americaine de France, Circulating
Society d'Ethnographie, Congrjs Internationale des
Orientallstes. Was editor of Draughts (checkers)
dep't Chicago Tribune and Chicago Field, and cham-
pion player of Northwestern States for several years;
resigned the championship In 1881. Violinist since 10
years of age; composer and player on many instru-
ments. Expert penman, portrait painter. Writer and
lecturer on the science of combustion and the econom-
ical generation of steam. Residence: 115 W. 96th St.
Address: 55 Liberty St., N. Y. City.

OSBORN, EDWARD C.

Born Brooklyn, N. Y., 1865; s. Edward M. and. Emily
M. Osborn; ed. public schs. and Brooklyn High Sch.;
m. Brooklyn, 1887, Ada S. Welcher. Sec, treas. and
dir. Lookout Fuel Co., Minnesota R'y Construction
Co.; trustee of assets of Hastings & Dakota R'y Co.,
assets of St. Paul & Chicago R'y Co.; dir. E. M. Os-
born Co.; at various times, was sec, treas. and re-
ceiver Chattanooga Southern R. R. Co., sec. Chatta-
nooga Southern R'y Co. Reorganization Com., sec.
and v.-p. Hamilton Bank Note Engraving and Printing
Co.; dir. Albia & Centerville R'y Co.; sec, dir. and
gen. mg'r Poughkeepsie & Eastern R'y Co.; ass't sec.
Standard Gas Light Co. of N. Y. Clubs: Riding and
Driving, Montauk (Brooklyn). Lawyers, (N. Y.). Ad-
dress: 111 Broadway, N. Y. City.

OSBORN, ERASTUS WILLIAM

Editorial writer; 'b. Winthrop, Me. Oct. 24, 1860; s.
Thomas Alden and Maria Frances (Kelly) Osborn; ed.

Eublic schools Winthrop, Me., Ashland, Mass., and Au-
urn, N. Y.; m. Auburn, N. Y., June 12, 1889, Ida Orlean
Birdsall. Began newspaper work in Auburn, serving
on Auburnian, Sunday Dispatch and Bulletin in suc-
cession. Joined Evening World staff, N. Y., Jan., 1888,
dramatic editor, 1896-1898. Editorial writer and lit-
erary editor The World since Jan. 6, 1901. Club: Press.
Residence: 841 West End Av. Address: The World,
Pulitzer Bld'g, N. Y. City.

OSBORN, HENRY FAIRFIELD

Palaeontologist, educator, administrator; b. Fair-
field, Conn., Aug. 8, 1S57; s. William Henry and Vir-
ginia Reed (Sturges) Osborn; ed. Lyons Collegiate
Inst., N. Y. City, Princeton, A.B., 1877 (E.M. Biol. Fel-
lowship. 1880-1S83), ScD., 1SS0; DL.D., 1902; Coll.
Phys. and Surg., Bellevue Med. Sch., 1878-1879; studied
biology under Balfour in Cambridge, Huxley in Lon-
don, and Zittel in Munich, 1879-1880; hon. LL.D. Trin-
ity Coll., Columbia Univ., 1907; hon. D.Sc. Cambridge
Univ., England, 1904; m. Sept. 29, 1881. Lucretia
Thatcher Perry; children: Alexander Perry, Henry
Fairfield, Jr., Gurdon Saltonstal (deceased), Mrs. Vir-
ginia Sturges Sanger, Josephine Adams. Ass't prof,
natural science, Princeton. 1881-1882, prof, comparative
anatomy, 1883-1900; Da Costa prof, biology, Columbia
Univ.. 1891-1895; Da Costa prof, zoology, 1S96-1910;
research prof, zoology since 1910; dean Faculty or
Pure Science, 1892-1895, first editor Columbia Biol.
Series. 1894. Curator Dep't Vertebrate Palaeontology,
Am. Museum of Natural History, N. Y. City, 1891-1910;
curator emeritus same dep't, since 1910, conducting
annual explorations for fossil vertebrates in Western
U. S. since 1891. in Fayum Desert, Egypt, 1897. Ass't
to pres. 1899-1901. elected trustee 1901, 2nd v.-p.,
1901-1908. pres. Board of Trustees since 1908. Ver-
tebrate palaeontologist U. S. Geol. Survey since 1900,
and Geol. Survey of Canada. 1900-1904. Dir. Brearley
Sch. for Girls, N. Y. City, sinco 1S94. pres. since 1901.
Active in founding N. Y. Zool. Park under auspices of
N. Y. Zool. Soc. as chm'n Exec. Com (1896-1903 1907-
1908), v.-p. 1897-1909, pres. since 1909. Pres. Marine
Biol. Ass'n, 1898-1900: chm'n Zool. Advisory Com. and
Palaeon. Advisory Com. of Carnegie Inst'n of Wash-
ington, 1902; elected sec. Smithsonian Inst'n, 1906, but
declined; trustee Hispanic Soc. of America, since 1909,
Elector Hall of Fame, Class of Professors of History
and Scientists, since 1910. Trustee Kahn Foundation
for Foreign Travel of Am. Teachers since 1911, N. Y.
Public Dibrarv since 1912. and Nat. Acad. Ass'n since
1913. Mem. "Am. Soc. of Naturalists (pres. 1891),
A.A.A.S. (v.-p. 1892), N. Y. Acad, of Sciences (fellow,
1S93). Am. Morphological Soc. (2nd v.-p., 1897, 1st V -P.,
1898-1900, pre=., 1S97); Soc. Am. Palaeontologists
(pres., 1903, 1914): Nat. Acad, of Sciences (on council
since 1906), Am. Philos. Soc. (councillor since 1907),
Audubon Soc of N. Y. State (pres. since 1910), Wash-
ington Acad. Sciences (non-resident v.-p. 1911). Am.
Bison Soc (v.-p., 1911, 1st v.-p. and mem. B'd of Mg'rs,
1913); fellow Am. Academv Arts and Sciences. Am.
Geog. Soc. hon. mem. Manchester (Eng.) Library and
Philos. Soc, California Acad, of Sciences, foreign cor-
respondent Geol. Soc. of London, Linnaean Soc. of Lon-



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don, Imperial Soc. of Nuturalists of Moscow, fellow
Royal Soc. of Edinburgh, Museum of Nat. Univ. of l-<a
Plata; corr. mem. British Ass'n Advancement of
Science, Zool. Soc. of London, foreign- mem. Sencken-
bergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft (Frankturt);
corr. mem. Royal Bavarian Acad, of Sciences, Royal
Soc. of Canada, Com. on Hayden Memorial Geo!.
Award of Acad, of Natural Sciences of Phila. ; mem.
Brooklyn Inst, of Arts and Sciences, 'Fellow Hon. Com.
Scott Memorial Fund Am. Branch. Author: From the
Greeks to Darwin (1894), Evolution of Mammalian
Molar Teeth (1907), The Age of Mammals (1910), and
390 scientific and edn'l papers, addresses and memoirs
on zoology, palaeontology, comparative anatomy and
psychology; editor: A Naturalist in the Bahamas, a
Memorial Volume to John I. Northrop (1910). Clubs:
University, Century, Boone & Crockett, Cosmos
(Washington). Address: Am. Museum of Natural
History, N. Y. City.

OSBORN, WILLIAM CHURCH

Lawyer; b. Ghicago, Dec. 21, 1862; s. William Henry
and Virginia Reed (Sturges) Osborn; grad. Princeton,
B.A., 1883; Harvard, LL.B., 18S9; m. Riverdale, N. Y.,
June 3, 1886, Alice H. Dodge; children: Grace, b. 1887
(died 1899); Frederick Henry, b. 1889; Aileen C, b.
1892; Earle Dodge, b. 1894; William Henry, b. 1895.
Mem. law firm Dexter, Oaborn & Fleming. Democrat; .
Presby'n. 'Pres. Children's Aid Soc, N. Y. City; Pres.
Soc. for 'Relief of Ruptured and Crippled; trustee Met.
Museum of Art. Clubs: Down Town, Century, Man-
hattan, Riding, Racquet and Tennis, University, City,
Reform. Address: 71 Broadway, N. Y. City.

OSBORN, WILLIAM H.

Banker; b. Quaker Hill, N. Y., May 23, 1851: s. Rich-
ard T. and Ruby (Hoog) Osborn; ed. dist. and private
sens., Moses Brown Sch., Providence; m. Quaker Hill,
N. Y., Sept. 27, 1876, Eliza H. Ta'ber; v.-p. Pawling
Savings Bank. Republican; Quaker. Mem. Patrons
of Husbandry. Sec. and trustee Akin Hall Ass'n. Ad-
dress: Quaker Hill, Pawling, N. Y.

OSBORNE, EDMUND BURKE

Printer and publisher; b. Manchester, la., July 21,
1865; s. John Alexander and Julia Elizabeth (Sly) Os-
borne; ed. public schools and Simpson Coll., Indianola,
la.; m. Beaver Citv, Neb., Aug. 2, 1887, Jessie Graham;
children: Andrew Graham, b. 1888; Edmund Burke, Jr.,
b. 1898. Started newspaper in Red Oak, la., 1887; be-
gan in 1889 the art calendar business, which later de-
veloped into The Osborne Co. Pres. Am. Colortype
Co., The Osborne Co., National Art Co. Methodist.
Club: Aldine. Residence: Montelair, N. J. Address:
207 W. 25th St., N. Y. City.

OSBORNE, EDWARD SEYMOUR

City Comptroller and nurseryman; b. Rochester, N.
Y., April 10, 1871; .s. Edward and Sarah Jane (Hicks)
Osborne; attended public schs. of Rochester, N. Y.;
m. Rochester, N. Y., Oct. 15, 1891, Eva G. Kearle; chil-
dren: Gladys Bilton, b. June 6, 1894; Jessmin Kearle,
b. May 8, 189S; Marion Hicks, b. Feb. 2, 1903. Sec.
and treas. Charlton Nursery Co.; dir. Union Trust Co..
of Rochester, N. Y. City Comptroller since Jan. 1.
1912. Republican; Episcopalian. York and Scottish
Bite Mason, Shriner; mem. Foresters of America, Mod-
ern Woodmen of America. Elks. Clubs: Rochester,
Oak 'Hill Country, Rochester Whist, Masonic, Elks,
Kanadasaga (Geneva, N. Y.). Residence: 739 University
Av. Address: 448 Cutler Bld'g, Rochester, N. Y.

OSBORNE (SAMUEL) DUFFIELD

Author; b. Brooklyn, N. Y., June 20, 185S; s. Samuel
Smith and Rosalie Willoughby (Duffield) Osborne;
grad. Brooklyn Poly. Inst., 1S75; Columbia Coll., A.B.
(with honors), 1879; A.M., 1S82; Columbia Law Sch.,
LL.B., 1881; unmarried. Admitted to N. Y. Bar and
practised law in ,N. Y. City, 18S2-1S93; was mem. law
firm of Adams, Valentine & Osborne, 1SS9-1S93; trav-
eled eight months Great Britain, Belgium, France,
Italv and Spain in 1895, five months in Sicily and
Tunis in 1905, and four months in Italy in 1909: ass't
sec. and later acting sec. Brooklyn Dep't City Works,
Feb., 1893-Feb., 1S95; mem. Phi Beta Kappa Soc,
Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Episcopalian. Au-
thor: The Spell of Ashtaroth, 188S (Scribner); The
Rob. of Nessus. 1S90 (Belford Co.); The Secret of the
Crater. 1900 (Putnam); The Lion's Brood. 1902 (Dou-
bleday, Page); The Angels of Messer Ercole, 1907
(Stokes); Engraved Gems, 1912 (Holt); also many
Short stories, poems and essays in magazines, etc.
EJOitor: Divy's Roman Historv (Appleton's Library of
the World's Great Books), 1S9S; Macaulay's Lay? ot
Ancient Rome, 1901 (Silver, Burdett). Clubs: Authors,
Columbia Univ Address: Tower of Madison Sq. Gar-
den, N. Y. City.



OSBORNE, THOMAS MOTT

Manufacturer; b. Auburn, N. Y., Sept. 23, 1859; s.
David Munson and Eliza (Wright) Osborne; ed. Au-
burn public schs., Adams Acad., Quincv, Mass.; Har-
vard Coll., A.B., 1884; Hcbart Coll., L.H.D. M 1905; m.
Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 27, 1886, Agnes Devens (died
March 26, 1896); children: David Munson, b. 1887;
Charles Devens, b. 1888; Lithgow, b. 1892; Robert
Klipfel, b. 1896. Clerk with D. M. Osborne & Co.,
mf'rs agr'l implements, 1884, ass't sup't, 1885, and in
1886, on death of father, became pres. of company.
Made trips to Europe, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1883. 1894,
1897, 1901, 1907, 1910-1911; around the world, 1877-1878,
Yellowstone Park, 1882, West Indies, 1904. Three
times mem. B'd of Ed'n Auburn, 1885-1888, 1888-1S91,
1893-1896; delegate to Dem. Nat. Conv., Chicago, 1896,
Nat. (Gold) Dem. Conv., Indianapolis, 1896; candidate
of Citizens' Union for lieut.-gov., 1898; mayor of Au-
burn, 1902-1904, 1904-1905; delegate Dem. State Conv.,
1906; appt'd by Gov. Hughes, June, 1907, mem. Public
Service Comm'n for Second Dist., resigned Feb. 1, 1910;
appt'd by Gov. Dix, Forest, Fish & Game comm'r, Jan.,



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