Geddings Harry Crawford.

Who's who in New York (city and state) online

. (page 271 of 284)
Online LibraryGeddings Harry CrawfordWho's who in New York (city and state) → online text (page 271 of 284)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook


sign; one of founders and mem. Soc. Am. Artists.
Clubs: Century, Players, Riding. Residence: Park Av.
and 58th St. Address 51 W. 10th St., N. Y. City.

WEIR, ROBERT FULTON

Professor of surgery; b. N. Y. City, Feb. 16, 1838;
s. James and Mary Anne (Shapter) Weir; ed. Coll.
City of X. Y., A.B., 1854, A.M., 1857, Coll. Phys. and
Surg., X. Y. City, M.D., I860; m. 1st, 1863, Maria Wash-
ington McPherson, one d.; m. 2d, 1895 Mary Badgely
Alden. Served as ass't surgeon, U. S. A!, 1861-1865, and
surgeon in charge U. S. Army Gen. Hosp. at Frederick
Md.; surgeon St. Luke's Hosp., X. Y. City, 1865-1875;
surgeon X. Y. Hosp., 1876-1900; pv>f, surgery Coll
Phys. and Surg. (Columbia), since 1892. Senior sur-
geon, Roosevelt Hosp. Corr. fellow Society de Chi-
rurgie. Paris, since 1892; hon. fellow Royal Coll. of
Surgeons, England, since 1900; pres. Am. Surg. Ass'n^
1900; pres. X. Y. Acad. Medicine, 1900; Chevalier Order
of Bolivar (Venezuela); officer Med. Reserve Corps,
U. S. A.. 1908. Author of numerous surg. papers in
med. journals, principally on the brain, appendiceal and
gastric lesions and operations. Recreations: Travel
and horticulture. Clubs: Century, University. Country
home: Hague-on-Lake George, X. Y. Address: 30 W
50th St., X. Y. City.

WEITENKAMPF, FRANK

Librarian; b. X. Y. City, Aug. 13, 1866; ed. in public
and private schs., languages with private tutors', art
at Art Students' League, 1883-1S85; chief of Art and
Prints Divisions, X. Y. Public Library. Has written
on art topics (mainly), library matters, etc., using
pseudonym Frank Linstow White until 1893. Author
of a monograph (in German) on artistic lithography in
the U. S. (published by the Gesellschaft fur Verviel-
fiiltigende Kunst of Vienna in 1903); How to Appre-
ciate Prints, 1908, 4th printing 1911 (Moffatt, Yard
& Co.); American Graphic Art, 1912 (Henry Holt &
Co.); and of numerous articles in periodicals; compiled
a Biliography of William Hogarth, Harvard Univ.,
1S90. and annotated catalogues for the Grolier Club,
notably the ones on Lithography(1896) ; Meryon (1898),
and Women Artists. Was on editorial staff Standard
Dictionary and Library of Historic Characters and
Famous Events; cont'b'r to Am. Supplement, Encyclo-
paedia Britannica, 1888-1S89; Appleton's Cyclopedia of
Am. Biography; Internat. Cyclopedia, 1892; Memorial
Hist, of N. Y. City, Appleton's Annual Cyclopedia,
1S92-1902; and American Year Book, 1911. Translated
A. Bleunard's Babylon Electrified (1889); Jane Dieu-
lafoy's at Susa (1S90) etc. Mem. Am. Library Ass'n,
X. Y. Library Club, X. Y. Oratorio Soc, Metropolitan-
Museum, etc. Address: 476 Fifth Av., X. Y. City.

WEITLING, WILLIAM W.

Rubber mf'r; b. X. Y Xov. 7, 1855; s. William and
Caroline (Toedt) Weitling; ed. in private sch., and
N. Y. public schs.; m. Oscawana Lake, N. Y., Louise
Kaufmann-Beer; one d.: Irma Louise, b. 1892. Em-
ployed by The India Rubber Comb Co.. in 1869 became
its sec. in 1889, and treas. Am. Hard Rubber Co., 1898;
now v.-p., treas. and dir. Also v. -p., trustee and chm'n
Funding Com.. College Point Savings Bank, and dir.
Pequanoc Rubber Co. Republican. Mem. Am. Museum
Xatural History, Met. Museum Art, Xat. Sculpture Soc,
Municipal Art Soc, Acad. Polit. Science, Xat. Geog.
Soc, Navy League of U. S., Lincoln Farm Ass'n
(founder); hon. regent Lincoln Memorial Endowment;
v.-p., trustee and chm'n Finance Com., Conrad Poppen-
husen Ass'n, Coll. Point (an endowed free edn'l inst'n);
chm'n Citizens' League. Recreations: Farming, fishing,
shooting, riding, rowing, walking, motoring. Club:
Automobile Club of Am. Residence: College Point
L. I., N. Y. Address: 11 Mercer St., N. Y. City.

WELD, FRANCIS MINOT

Banker; b. X. Y. City, Feb. 18, 1875; a, Francis M.
and Fanny E. (Bartholomew) Weld; grad. Roxbury
Latin Sch., Boston, 1893; Harvard Coll., A.B 1897
A.M., 1S9S; m. Brooklyn. N. Y., Nov. 7, 1903, Margaret
Low White; children: Margaret L., b. 1904 Alfred
White, b. 1908; Francis Minot, Jr., b. 1909- David b.
1911. Entered firm of Moffat & White, N. Y., bankers,
1905, firm was succeeded by White. Weld & Co., 1910,
of which is still a partner. Dir. Union Trust Co. of
N. Y., Seaboard Nat. Bank. Internat. Ag"l Corp'n, Bald-
win Locomotive Works. Independent. Mem. Phi Beta
Kappa Soc, N. Y. Chamber of Commerce. Trustee



756



WHO'S WHO IN NEW YORK



N. Y. Infirmary for Women and Children. Clubs:
University, Metropolitan, Harvard, Riding, Down
Town (N. T. City), Hamilton (Brooklyn). Residence:
65 E. S2d St. Address: 14 Wall St., N. Y. City.

WELDON, CHARLES DATER

Artist: b. in Ohio; s. James Weldon; ed. in Academy
at Cleveland, Ohio; studied art at .Leigh's Acad., Lon-
don, and in atelier of M. Munkacsy, Paris. Painter
in oils and water colors, and illustrator of books.
Academician Nat. Acad, of Design since 1897; mem.
Am. Water Color Soc. Clubs: Centurv. Address: 51
W. 10th St., N. Y. City.

WELLDON, SAMUEL A.

Banker; b. Lynn, Mass., Sept. 28, 1882; s. John W.
and Janet H. (Turnbull) Welldon; grad. Harvard Coll.,
A.B. (Magna cum laude), 1904; Harvard Law Sch.,
LL.B., 1908; m. N. Y. City, 'Sept. 16, 1911, Julia M.
Hoyt. Practised law in N. Y. City, 1908-1909; ad-
mitted to bar, 1908. In office of Sec. of Treasury,
Washington, 1909-1911; Nat Bank Examiner for Al-
bany and Northern N. Y., 1911; compiled for Nat.
Monetary Comm'n, Digest of Banking Statutes of
States and Territories, published by Gov't Printing
Office, 1910. Mem. Phi Beta Kappa Soc. Clubs: Har-
vard, Metropolitan (Washington, D. C). Residence:
310 Lexington Av. Address: Care First Nat. Bank,
2 Wall St., N. Y. City.

WELKER, FRANKLIN

Physioian; b. Attica, Wyoming Co., N. Y.; s. John
B. and Katherine (Schneider) Welker; ed. Attica
Union Sch. and Acad., 1SS0-1885, Univ. of Rochester,
A.B., 1890; Med. Dep't, Univ. of Pa., M.D., 1894; Kings
Co. Hosp., 1894-1895; m. San i'ranciseo, Calif., 1897,
Louise A. Hoppe; children: Gertrude, b. 1900; Marion,
b. 1905. Has been in private practice at present ad-
dress for past 15 years; for 4 years med. school in-
spector. Visiting physician Calvary M. E. Dispensary,
mem. of Acad, of Medicine. Pres. Washington Heights
Med Soc; mem. N. Y. State Med. Soc, N. Y. Co. Med.
Soc, Am. Med. Ass'n, Harlem Med. Ass'n, Med Soc. of
the Greater N. Y. Republican; Methodist; chm'n Joint
Com. in charge of St. John's Chapel of Calvary Ch.
Royal Arch Mason, Knight Templar and Shriner. Ad-
dress: 344 W. 145th St., N. Y. City.

WELLES, EDGAR THADDEUS

Capitalist; b. Hartford, Conn., Aug. 29, 1843; s.
Gideon (Sec. of Navy in Pres. Lincoln's Cabinet) and
Mary Jane (Hale) Welles; ed. Hartford public sch.,
Yale Coll., B.A., 1864; m. Hartford, Conn., Sept. 29,
1870, Alice d. C. H. Brainard; one d: Alice, b. Nov.
19, 18S0. Admitted to bar but never practised; appt'd
chief clerk in Navy Dep't of U. S., 1866; resigned
1869, and became treas. Gatling Gun Co. of Hartford,
Conn.; subsequently became pres. Gran by Mining and
Smelting Co. of St. Louis, Internat. Co. of Mexico, re-
ceiver Nat. Bank of Missouri; v. -p. and dir. Wabash
R. R. Co., pres. Consolidated Coal Co. of St. Louis;
dir. Wheeling & Lake Erie R. R. Co., U. S. Trust Co.
of Hartford, St. Lawrence Power Co. Mem. Conn.
Hist. Soc, N. Y. Hist. Soc, N. E. Soc. of N. Y., Sons
of Revolution. Clubs: Union, University, Down Town
(N. Y. City), Chicago (Chicago), St. Louis (St. Louis),
Hartford (Hartford). Address: 550 Park Av., N. Y.
City.

WELLING, RICHARD

Lawyer; b. North Kingstown, R. I., Aug. 27, 1858; s.
Charles Hunt and Katharine (Greene) Welling; grad.
Harvard Univ., A.B., 1880, N. Y. Univ., Pd.M., 1911;
unmarried. Was an original mem. of the City Reform
Club, 1882, and as such engaged in fight against elec-
tion frauds (1882-1892); Central Park Speedway
(1892); Excise Comm'rs and mandamus of them; one
of the organizers of City Club, 1892; Good Gov't
Clubs, 1893. Was sec. and treas. Commonwealth Club
in Ballot Reform fight begun by it. In campaign of
People's Municipal League, the Low, Jerome and Com.
of One Hundred Campaigns, was chm'n Com. on
Speakers and Meetings. Chm'n School Citizens' Com.,
1909, now Self-Gov't Com. Was an original mem.
First Naval Battalion of N. Y. and served as Ensign,
U. S. N., on U. S. Glacier in Spanish War. Progres-
sive. Treas. Tenement Hou3e Building Co., sec. N. Y.
Symphony Soc, fellow Acad, of Polit. Science; sec.
Am. Soc. for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Mem.
Municipal Civil Service Comm'n, 1910-1913. Clubs:
Century, Citv, Harvard, University, Nat. Arts (treas.).
Address: 2 Wall St., N. Y. City.

WELLMAN, FRANCIS LEWIS

Lawyer; b. Brookline, Mass., July 29, 1856; s. William
A. Wellman, prominent Boston banker and Am. rep-
resentative of Baring Bros.; grad. Harvard Coll., A.B.,
1876, Harvard Law Sch, LL.B. (valedictorian), 1878.



Admitted to Mass. Bar, 1878, and simultaneously appt d
instr. Boston Law Sch., and later lecturer there and
in Harvard Law Sch.; also engaged to some extent
in practice, chiefly in ass'n with former U. S. Senator
Balnbridge Wadleigh. Came to N. Y. City, 1883, and
was ass't in office of corp'n counsel and given charge
of all jury trials in which City of N. Y. was defendant;
during the seven years of his incumbency of that
office the recoveries against the city were less than
one-half of one per cent, of amounts claimed by liti-
gants; at end of that time was appt'd first ass't dist.
att'y, and for 4 years conducted prosecution in all
principal criminal trials of N. Y. County, including
prosecution and conviction of Dr. Carlyle W. Harris,
Dr. Robert Buchanan, and other noted criminals. Since
1894 gen. counsel Met. Street R'y Co., and has per-
sonally conducted all more important damage litiga-
tions of company in the courts; also has a large corp'n
practice as head of firm of Wellman, Gooch & Smyth.
Mem. Harvard Alumni Ass'n. Clubs: University, Man-
hattan, N. Y. Yacht, Sleepy Hollow. Residence: 45 E.
82d St. Address: 15 Wall St., N. Y. City.

WELLS, BROOKS HUGHES

Physician; b. New Haven, Conn., July 28, 1859; s.
Rev. Edward Livingston Wells, D.D., and Mary Huder
(Hughes) Wells; prep, education at Southport, Conn.,
grad. Coll. Phys. and Surg. (Columbia) M.D., 1884; m.
Southport, Conn., 1884, Mary Francis Pomeroy. En-
gaged in practice of medicine in N. Y. City from 1884;
prof, gynecology N. Y. Polyclinic Med. Sch., gynecol.
surgeon to N. Y. Polyclinic Hosp., consulting surgeon
Brattleboro (Vt.) Memorial Hosp.; asso. surgeon
Woman's Hosp. in the State of N. Y. ; consulting gyne-
cologist Beth Israel Hosp., N. Y. City. Editor Ameri-
can Journal of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and
Children. Mem. Soc. Alumni N. Y. City Hosp., N. Y.
Obstet. Soc, N. Y. Acad. Medicine, Am. Gynecol. Soc.
Club: N. Y. Yacht. Adress: 523 Madison Av., N. Y.
City.

WELLS, CHARLES E.

Physician; b. Baiting Hollow, Suffolk County, N. Y.,
Oct. 22, 1852; s. Goldsmith and Phila (Corwin) Wells;
ed. in common schools and Bellevue Hosp. Med. Coll.,
M.D., 1889; m. Baiting Hollow, 1874, Isabel Luce; chil-
dren: Olive, b. 1883, Elizabeth, b. 1889, Charles, b. 1891,
Isabel, b. 1895. Engaged in practice of medicine at Sag
Harbor, N. Y.. since 1889. Health officer village of
Sag Harbor. Independent in politics; Agnostic. Mem.
Am. Med. Ass'n, N. Y. State Med. Soc, Suffolk County
Med. Soc, Associated Physicians of Long Island;
Womponamon Lodge, F. & A. M., Foresters of
America, Improved Order of Red Men, Junior
Order Am. Mechanics, Pocahontas, Shepherds of Amer-
ica, League of Am. Wheelmen. Pres. B'd of Ed'n, vil-
lage of Sag Harbor. Recreations: Automobiling, bowl-
ing and gunning. Address: Madison St., Sag Harbor,
Suffolk County, L. I., N. Y.

WELLS, FRANK MAURY

Lawyer; b. Floyd, Va., May 15, 1870; s. Dr. George
Milton and Loucinda P^ (Goodwin) Wells; attended
Bishop Scott Acad., Portland, Oregon; Univ. of Mich,
LL.B., LL.M.; m. Metachen, N. J., July 9, 1903, Fredreca
Keat Waite; children: Maury Keat, b. April 5, 1906;
Richard Dean, b. Dec. 25, 1909. Instr. and quiz master
in Law Dep't, Univ. of Mich., 1S92-1893; mem. firm
Wells & Moore. Veteran mem. Co. I, First Regiment,
Oregon N. G. Independent Democrat; Presby'n. Mem.
N. Y. County Bar Ass'n. Kappa Sigma Fraternity, S. A.
R. Recreations: "Yachting, mountain climbing. Clubs:
Nat. Arts, Underwriters, Univ. of Mich. Residence:
Sutton Manor, New Roehelle. Address: 52 William St.,
N. Y. City.

WELLS, JAMES LEE

Real estate; b. West Farms, now in Borough of the
Bronx, N. Y. City; s. James and Maria Wells; ed. public
school, West Farms; entered Kenyon Coll., Ohio, grad.
Columbia Univ., A.B., 1865, A.M.; m. West Farms, N. Y.
City, July 13, 1887, Florence Edith Fowler; children
Edith Lee, b. June 14, 1888, James Lee, Jr., b. Feb. 4,
1899. Official appraiser City of N. Y., on acquisition of
lands for new parks and parkways in the 23d and 24th
Wards and Westchester Co., 1884-1888; pres. Real Es-
tate Auctioneers' Ass'n of City of N. Y., since April 3,
1891; has given sp'l attention to development of Bronx
both as a business man and an official. Mem. B'd of
Ed'n, West Farms, 1869-1874; mem. Assembly State of
N. Y., 1879, 1880, 1S92; mem. B'd of Aldermen N. Y. City,
1881 1882, 1S83; comm'r taxes and assessments, N. Y.
Citv 1895. 1896, 1S97 under Mayor Strong: mem. Com-
m'n Revise N. Y. City Charter, appt'd by Governor
Roosevelt; chm'n Com. on Borough Gov't. Republican
and Fusion candidate for Pres. Borough of the Bronx.
1901; pres. Dep't Taxes and Assessments. 1902-1903
(Mayor Low). Republican candidate for pres. B'd of
Aldermen, N. Y. City, 1995. Republican candidate for



WHO'S WHO IN NEW YORK



757



mem. Congress, 1906. one of founders 23d Ward Bank.
Episcopalian. Pros. North Side B'd of Trade, 1896-1902,
Bronx League since .May, 1900. Clubs: North Side Re-
publican. Union Republican, Fordham. Residence: 277
Alexander Aw, the Bronx. Address: 141 Broadwav, N.
T. City.

WELLS, T. TILESTON

Lawyer; b. Sept. 12, 1S65; s. John and Grace (Tiles-
ton) Wells; ed. largely abroad, St. Mark's Sen., South-
borough, Mass.; Columbia Coll., Harvard Coll., Colum-
bia Law Sen., L.L.B., 18SS; Litt.D. from Rutgers Coll.,
1912; m. Georgina Betts; children: John, Georgina,
Lawrence. Hem law firm Lexow, Mackellar & Wells
since 1892. Pres. Alliance Frangaise of N Y., Alliance
Frangaise of New Brunswick, N. J.; trustee Children's
Aid Soc. of N. T.. Five Points House of Industry; treas
Federation of Alliance Frangaise of U. S. and Can.;
treas. Advisory B'd of Cloyne Sch.. Newport, R. I.
Democrat; Episcopalian. Knight of Legion of Honor,
France; mem. Delta Psi Fraternity. Clubs: Union, St.
Anthony, City Midday. Residence: (Summer) Somma-
riva, near New Brunswick. N. J.; (Winter) 52 B. 75th
St. Address: 43 Cedar St., N. Y. City.

WEMPLE, WILLIAM YATES

Insurance mg'r. Entered insurance business as of-
fice boy with Irving, Frank & Du Bois, 1879, then with
Clinton Fire Ins. Co., and German-Am. Ins. Co.; Joining
Albert Willcox & Co., ins. brokers, in 1895; mem firm
Albert Willcox & Co., U. S. mg'rs Salamandra Ins. Co.
of St. Petersburg, Russia, 1906-1913; sec. and treas.
Meinel & Wempel, Inc., successors to Albert Willcox &
Co., in 1913. Dir. Internat. Ins. Co. Progressive. Mem.
Staten Island Soc. of Arts and Sciences. Trustee S. R.
Smith Infirmary; dir. Staten Island Acad. Clubs: Stat-
en Island, Richmond County Countrv, Staten Island
Cricket and Tennis, Drug and Chemical. Residence:
407 Henderson Av., New Brighton, N. Y. Address: 80
Maiden Lane, N. Y. City.

WENDE, GOTTFRIED H.

State Senator; b. Alden, N. Y., 1852; ed. Millgrove
Clarence Union Sch.. Buffalo Central Sch. and Cornell
Univ. Entered business life in lumber yard of Taylor
& Crate, Buffalo, read law with Judge Cothran; in ac-
tive practice of law since admission to bar in 1877.
Elected mem. of Assembly 1908; re-elected 1909, 1910.
1911; elected State Senator from 50th Senatorial Dist .
1912. Democrat. Address: Buffalo, N. Y.

WERLEIN, PHILIP

Merchant; b. New Orleans Jan. 5, 1878; s. Philip and
Betty (Parham) Werlein; ed. Dyer's Prep. Sch., Tulane
High Sch., Tulane Coll., New Orleans; Emory Coll., Ox-
ford, Ga.; Tulane Univ.; m. Elizabeth Thomas, of Bay
City, Mich.; children: Betty, Lorraine, Evelyn. Pres.
Philip Werlein, L'd Inc., piano merchants; dir. Mechanics
& Traders' Ins. Co. Served 3 years as pres. of New Or-
leans Progressive Union (now Ass'n of Commerce);
one term pres. Nat. Ass'n of Piano Merchants; 8 years
pres. Election B'd, New Orleans; mem. Dem. State Cen-
tral Com. 8 years; mem. B'd of Govs., Lakes to Gulf
Deep Waterways Ass'n, B'd of Dirs. Chamber of Com-
merce U. S. A., Washington. Democrat. Mem. Delta
Tau Delta Fraternity. Recreations: Polo, golf. Clubs-
Boston, Pickwick, Country (New Orleans), Delta Tau
Delta (N. Y. City). Residence: 2228 St. Charles AV
Address: 605 Canal St., New Orleans, La.

WERNER, ADOLPH

College pres.; b. Frankfort-on-the-Main, Germany,
Jan. 5, 1839; s. Edward and Rosalie (Schlesinger)
Werner; came to U. S. 1850; grad. B.S., Free Acad,
(now Coll. City of N. Y.), 1857; M.S., 1860. Prof, of
German, Coll. City of N. Y., 1861-1913; acting pres.
Coll. City of N. Y. since 1913. Residence: 401 West
End Av. Address: Coll. City of N. Y., St. Nicholas Ter-
race and 139th St.. N. Y. City.

WERNER, WILLIAM E.

Jurist; b. Buffalo, N. Y., 1855; s. William and Magda-
lina Werner; ed. public schools; m. Buffalo, 1889, Lillie
Boiler. Clerk of Municipal Court, Rochester, N. Y.,
1879; studied law and admitted to bar, 1880; special
county judge of Monroe Co., 1884-1889; county judge,
1889-1S94. Elected juatice of Supreme Court on Rep.
ticket. 1S35. serving until appt'd fby Gov Roosevelt,
1900, to fill vacancy on Court of Appeals of N. Y.;
elected 1904 to same position for term expiring Dec.
31. 1918. Address: 399 Oxford St., Rochester, N. Y.

WEST, CHARLES W.

Lawyer; grad. Williams Coll., A.B., 1867, Columbia
Law Sch., LL.B., 1869, since then in continuous practice
of law in N. Y. City and Borough of Brooklyn. Clubs:
Century, University, Down Town, Mendelssohn Glee
Hit. Y. City), Brooklyn, Excelsior, Crescent, Athletic



(Brooklyn), Parchenee (Maine), Lauretian (Canada).
Kesidence: 56 Livingston St., Brooklyn. Address: 32
-Nassau St., N. Y. City.

WEST, EGBERT WATSON

Sec. Glens Falls Ins. Co.; b. Glens Falls, N. Y May
1, 1863; s. William II. and Susan (Miller) West- ed. in
village school; m. Julia A. Parks; children: Kuth,
Hewitt, Dorothy, Harriet. Entered employ of Glens
Falls Ins. Co., Sept., 1874, as clerk and travelled as sp'l
agent for them for 20 years, up to Jan., 1904, at which
time was made ass't sec. of co.; made sec. Jan. 1908,
also dir. of co. Republican; Presby'n. Trustee Glens
Falls Home for the Aged, Glens Falls Hosp. Club:
Glens Falls. Address: 266 Glen St., Glens Falls, N. Y.

WEST, GEORGE H.

County clerk, Saratoga County, N. Y.; b. Galway,
Saratoga County, N. Y., Dec. 23, 1854; s. Matthew
(whose ancestors settled in R. I. before the Revolu-
tionary War, some of them serving in the war) and
Elizabeth (Doty) West (a descendant of Edward Doty,
who came to this country in the Mayflower, 1620); ed.
common schs., Troy Business Coll. and Union Classical
Inst., Schenectady; m. Galway, Saratoga County, N. Y.,
May 18, 1881, Carrie L. Burdick. Taught sch 3 years;
engaged in mercantile pursuits in Galway until 1891
In 1889 elected -Sch. Comm'r of First Sch. Dist. of Sara-
toga County, which position held for 6 years. Acted
as sp'l agent for the Forest, Fish and Game Comm'n
during 1897. Moved to Ballston Spa 1897 and engaged
in gen. ins. and real estate business until 1906. In
1898-1899 elected mem. of Assembly; 1901 was appt'd
County Clerk of Saratoga County by Gov. B B. Odell
Republican. Served 25 years on Exec. Com. of Rep.
County Com., and was chm'n for 14 years; organized
Jam, 1908 (now pres. and sup't) the Secret Law and
Order League of State of N. Y. This org'n was incor-
porated Jan., 1909, for the purpose of suppressing Sun-
day desecration, distribution of obscene literature and
pictures, the social evil, the white slave traffic and for
the enforcement of law against illegal liquor selling
in license and no-license towns, gambling places and
dens of vice; reincorporated 1912 under name of State
Law and Order Alliance, with office in Albany N Y
Mem. Methodist Episcopal Ch., I. o. G. T. F and 4'm'
I. O. O. F. Address: 52 High St., Ballston Spa, N. Y. "

WEST, PAUL

Playwright, author; b. Boston, Mass., Jan 26 1871-
ed. Boston Latin Sch., Peekskill (N. Y.) Mil 'Acad m'

5: J-vr Ju l y I 8 ' i 896 '-^ an , e >," V -. Carri san. On editorial
staff N. Y. Sunday World since 1898. Author- The
Love Waltz, At the Waldorf, Birdland, The Twentieth
Century, The Song Shop; Short Letters of a Small Boy
(which appeared in Everybody's Magazine), Letters
of Samuel (in the Cosmopolitan); The Light of Death
(co-author; in Munsey's); The Innocent Murderers (co*-
author); The Pearl and the Pumpkin, also of many
other songs, magazine articles, stories, etc. Writer of-
The Man from China, The Pearl and the Pumpkin'
Sergeant Brue, Fascinating Flora, The White Hen'
Fad and Folly and other comedies. Address: 610 w'
111th St., N. Y. City.

WESTBROOK, RICHARD WARD

Surgeon; b. New Haven, Conn., Feb. 3, 1864- s
Thomas and Alitia (Ward) Westbrook; grad. Yale
Univ., Med. Dep't, M.D. (cum laude), 1891 (Campbell
gold medal for best examinations of class for course)-
m. Brooklyn, N. Y., July 22, 1895, Mary Lloyd Wykes :
children: Lloyd, b. Oct. 30, 1899, Katherine, b. Jan. 23,
1903. Prof, orthopedic surgery, L. I. Coll. Hosp., 1902-
1906; consulting orthopedic surg., Jamaica Hosp., 1903-
1906; attending surg., Brooklyn Hosp., since 1906. Mg'r
Soc. for Relief of Widows and Orphans of Med. Men.
Author various articles on surg. subjects, appearing
in med. journals, chiefly pertaining to surgery of stom-
ach and gall-bladder. Republican (nat.), independent
(local); Episcopalian. Mem. Brooklyn Med. Soc (pres
1905); Brooklyn Pathol. Soc. (pres., 1906); Am Med'
Ass'n, N. Y. State Med. Ass'n; Brooklyn Surg Soc
(pres., 1912-1913); Med. Soc. Greater N. Y., Associated
Physicians of L. I.; Phi Delta Med. fraternity. Recre-
ations: Mountain climtoing, farming. Residence (sum-
mer): Westover, Conn. Address: 1145 Dean St., Brook-
lyn, N. Y.

WESTERVELT, CHARLES EARNFIELD

Publisher; b. Newburgh, N. Y., Jan. 7, 1870; s. Will-
iam B. and Annie E. (Earnfield) Westervelt; ed. New-
burgh (N. Y.) public and private schs.; m. Marlboro,
N. Y., Jan. 14, 1891, Cornelia Annette Carr; children:
Cornelia Annie, b. Dec. 6, 1892; Louise Ruth, b. Dec.
31, 1893. Entered printing office in 1S86 as printers'
devil. Later published papers at Marlboro, N. Y.,
Sharon, Pa.. Hornell. N. Y., and Ithaca, N. Y.; sec.
Business Men's Ass'n since 1908. Pres. and gen. mg'r



758



WHO'S WHO IN NEW YORK



Forest City Printing Co. Prominent in Methodist Ch.,
also in Methodist Brotherhood. Mason, Odd Fellow
(representative to grand lodge several times). Ad-
dress: Ithaca, N. Y.

WESTERVELT, JOHN CORLEY

Architect; b. Ithaca, N. Y., Sept. 6, 1872; s. John Cor-
ley and Mary H. (St. John) Westervelt; ed. Cornell
Univ., B. S. in Architecture, 1894; m. Oct., 1898, Mary
H. Condry. (Engaged in practise o architecture trom
1894; mem. firm of J. C. Westervelt, architect, N. Y.
City. Mem. .Delta Upsilon fraternity; trustee Cornell
Univ. Club: Cornell University Town & Gown (Ith-
aca). Address: 30 W. 34th St., N. Y. City.

WEST1NGHOUSE, GEORGE

Engineer, mf'r, inventor; b. Central Bridge, N. Y.,
Oct. o, 1816; s. George and Emeline (Vedder) West-
inghouse; ed. public and high schs., Union Coll., Sche-
nectady, N. Y., hon. Ph.D., 1890; E.D., from Kiinig-
iiche Technische Hochschule, Berlin, 1906; m. 18t>V,
Marguerite Erskine Walker; one son: George, o. May
20, 1883. Invented device for replacing derailed steam
cars, 1S05; patented invention of air brake, 1808; ap-
plied pneumatic devices to switching and signalling,
also utilized electricity in that connection. Became
interested in development of electric machinery, and
acquired Gaulard & Gibbs' alternating patents, 1885,
succeeding in spite of great opposition in introducing
alternating current system of elec. distribution for
light and power. Backed Nikola Tesla financially
and with shop facilities in developing induction motor.
Built first large dynamos for lighting Columbia
World's Fair, Chicago, 1893; first ten great dynamos
for Niagara, and for elevated and subway roads, N. Y.
City, also Met. R'y, London. Devised complete system



Online LibraryGeddings Harry CrawfordWho's who in New York (city and state) → online text (page 271 of 284)