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Marion Light & Heating Co., Marion, Ind.; Montrose
Electric Light & Power Co., Montrose, Colo.; Muncie
Electric Light Co., Muncie, Ind.; Rawlins Electric
Light & Fuel Co., Rawlins, Wyo.; Rockford Electric
Co., Rockford, 111.; Scranton Electric Co., Scranton,
Pa.; Sheridan Electric Light & Power Co., Sheridan,
Wyo.; Wheeling Electric Co., Wheeling, W. Va. Rec-
reations: Motoring, golf. Clubs: Metropolitan, City
Midday, Riding, Railroad, City Lunch, Automobile of
America, N. Y. City; The Country Club of Westchester
County, and Morris County Club, Morristown, N. J.
Residence: 777 Madison Av. Address: 60 Broadway.

WILLIAMS, HENRY DAVISON

Lawyer, specialist in patents; b. Brooklyn, N. Y.,
June 4, 1863; s. George Tappan and Elizabeth Anne
(Davison) Williams; ed. public and private schs..
Cooper Union B. S., 1885; Columbia Univ. Daw Sch.,
LL.B., 1889; m. June 21, 1892, Euretta Elizabeth Gard-
ner; children: Edith Gardner, b. 1893; Gardenr, b.
1895. Early training in mech. eng'ring and patent so-
liciting, 10 years; admitted to bar 1891; now prac-
tice of patent law. V.-p. and dir. Kerr & Co. Repub-
lican. Mem. Am. Bar Ass'n, Ass'n Bar City of N. Y.,
Patent Lajw Ass'n of Washington, Acad. Polit. Sci-
ence, Inst, of Arts and Science, Am. Geog. Soc., Sons
of Revolution. Clubs: Republican, Graduates', Un-
derwriters'. Address: 76 William St., N. Y. City.

WILLIAMS, HENRY SMITH

Physician, writer; p. Durand, 111., March 4. 1863; s.
Edward Jenner and Orilla N. (Welbster) Williams;
grad. Iowa Univ., B.Sc, 1887; Chicago Medical Coll.,
M D., 1884; Western Reserve Univ., LL.D., 1903; m. In-
dependence, la., Nov. 9, 1889, Florence Whitney; one d.:
Dorothy Goodhue, b. Sept. 27, 1891. Pathologist State
Hosp., Independence, la.; ass't physician N. Y. State
Hosps., Blackwelt's Island; 2d ass't physician Blooming-
dale Asylum, N. Y. ; med. sup't Randalls' Island Hosp.
Five years' (European travel and study. Author:
Story of Nineteenth Century Science, 1900 (Harper);
The History of the Art of Writing (four volumes).
1902-1903; A History of Science (Ave volumes), 1904
(Harper & Bros.); The Science of Happiness, 1909
(Harper & Bros.); Alcohol, 1909 (The Century Co.);
Every-Day Science (eleven volumes), 1909-1910 (The
Goodhue Co.); new edition (fourteen volumes), 1913;
The Wonders of Science in Modern Life (ten vol-
umes), 1912 (Funk & Wagnalls); Miracles of Science,



1913 (Harper & Bros.); editor-in-chief the Historians'
History of the World (twenty-five volumes), 1904-
1905. Address: 120 W. 32d St., N. Y. City.

WILLIAMS, HOWARD HUNTER

Lawyer; b. North Adams, Mass., Nov. 11, 1869; s.
Charles Howard and r .\iary (Hunter) Williams; grad.
Yale Coll., A.B., 1889, Columbia Law Sch.; m. Milton,
Pa., Apr. 14, 1898, Adele Margaret Dickerman; chil-
dren: Charles Dickerman, b. 1900; Howard Hunter,
Jr., b. 1908. Admitted to practice in N. Y. and Mass.,
1891. Pres. Am Reserve Fund, since 1910; v.-p.
Union Paper Co. since 1910: dir. Williamsburg City
Fire Ins. Co., since 1912. Mem. Union County Rep.
County Com. in N. J., and City and Ward Corns. Re-
publican; Presfo'n. Mem. Am. Acad, of Polit. and So-
cial Science, Nat. Geog. Soc. and Alpha Delta Phi fra-
ternity. Clubs: Union League, Lawyers', Am. Univs.
(London). Residence: 915 Kensington Av., Plainfleld,
N. J. Address: 31 Nassau St., N. Y. City.

WILLIAMS, JAMES D.

Lawyer, mf'r; b. Mass., 1872; s. Charles Howard
and Mary (Hunter) Williams; grad. Yale Univ., A.B.,
Columbia Law S'ch^ LL.B., treas. and dir. Union Paper
Co., Am. Reserve Fund; dir. Finch, Van Slyck & Mc-
Conville. Republican; Congregationalist. Club: Yale
Residence: 2 W. 46th St. Address: 31 Nassau St., N. Y.
City.

WILLIAMS, JOHN

Comm'r of Labor; b. North Wales, 1865; learned
father's business. When 22 years of age came to
U. S. and found employment in Utica, first as book-
keeper; later as journeyman eanpenter. In 1897
elected Assemblyman from First Dist. of Oneida
County. Upon the conclusion of term, 1899, appt'd
State Factory Insp. by Gov. Roosevelt. When the
various divs. of Dep't of Labor were consolidated,
1901, was appt'd first Deputy Labor Comm'r and held
that position until placed at head of the dep't. Ad-
dress: Albany, N. Y.

WILLIAMS, JOHN CASTREE

Deputy collector of customs, Port of N. Y. ; b. N. Y.
City, Aug. 16, 1861; s. Ezekiel Charles and Eliza (Cas-
tree) Williams; ed. private schools and P. S. No. 35;
m. N. Y. City, Feb. 20, 1895, Elizabeth Wilmer Banner, a
of Philadelphia. In customs service since 1898. Trav-
eled extensively in Europe, U. S., Canada, West Indies,
Mexico, IS. America. Delegate to N. Y. State Conv.
which nominated Theodore Roosevelt for gov., 1898.
Republican; Methodist .Episcopolian. Pres. Mutual
Benefit Ass'n of Custom Employees, Port of N. Y.;
mem. St. David's Soc. (steward); Crescent Lodge, 402,
F. and A. M. (master, 1905-1906); Jerusalem Chapter,
No. 8, R. A. M.; Palestine Commandery, No. 18, K. T.;
Adelphic Council, 'No. 7, R. and S. M.; Mecca Temple,
No. 1, Mystic Shrine; Masonic Hist. Soc; grand rep-
resentative of Grand Lodge of Ireland, F. and A. M.
near the Grand Lodge of N. Y. Clubs: Republican,
West Side Republican. Residence: 179 W. 87th St.
Address: U. S. Barge Office, N. Y. City.

WILLIAMS, LINSLY RUDD

Physician; b. N. Y. City, Jan. 2S, 1875; s. John J?,
and Mary M. (Pentz) Williams; ed. private schs., N.
Y City; Princeton Univ., 1895, A.B.; Columbia Univ.,
AJM., 1889; Columbia Univ. Med. Dept., M.D., 1899; m.
N. Y. City, Jan. 18, 1908, Grace Kidder Ford; children:
Virginia, b. Nov 24, 1908; Mary Hathaway, Linsly
Rtidd, Jr. (twins), b. Oct 7, 1910. Formerly visiting
physician to Seton Hosp. for Consumptives, House
of Rest for Consumptives, Chief of Clinic Med. Dep't,
Vanderbilt Clinic; physician to Sea Breeze Hosp.; now
visiting physician to City Hosp. Asso. in Clinical
Medicine, Med. Dep't, Columbia Univ. Mem. Met. Sew-
erage Comm'n. Independent Democrat; Episcopalian.
Mem. Med Soc. of County of N. Y., Acad, of Medi-
cine, Soc. of Internal Medicine, Am. Clinatol Ass'n
Nat. Ass'n for Prevention of Tuberculosis (mem. of
com.). Trustee Ass'n for Improving Condition of the
Poor Clubs: Uinversity, Princeton, Colonial. Ad-
dress: 882 Park Av., N. Y. City.

WILLIAMS, MARCUS J.

Physician, surgeon; b. Hannibal, Oswego Co., N. Y.,
Dec. 14, 1853; s. William L. and Julia A. (Palmer)
Williams; ed. Falley Sem., grad. Med. Dep't Univ.
of Vt., M.D., (1878); m. Weedsport. N. Y., Nov. 7, 1877,
Clara E. Sittser; children: Mabel J. Williams, b. 1880,
by adoption; Basil M., b. 1891; Gladys E., b. 1894.
Republican; Methodist. Recreation: Travel. Ad-
dress: 2642 S. Salina St., Syracuse, N. Y.

WILLIAMS, MORNAY

Lawver; b. N. Y. City, June 21, 1856; s. William R.
and Mary S. (Bowen) Williams; grad. Columbia Coll.,



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A.B., 1878- Columbia Law Sen., LlL.iB., 1SS0; M.A., 1SS1;
m. Bay Ridge, N. Y., June 21, 1S8G, Helen, d. late
George T. and Amelia H. Hope. Admitted to the bar,
June, 1SS0. Practised in conjunction with the late
Edward H. Dixon and Clarence D. Ashley, no Di in
of X. Y. Univ. Law Sch. Has practised law alone
since 1S9S. Traveled in Europe, West Indies and the
U. S. Republican; Baptist. Pres. N. T. Juvenile Asy-
lum, 1S97-1909 inclusive; vice-chm'n Lavmen's Mis-
sionary Movement; pres. N. Y. 'State 10th Conference
of Charities and Corrections; mem Exec. Com., N V.
Prison Ass'n, and ohm'n N. Y. Child Labor Com.;
rag'r Am. Tract Soc. Mem. N, Y. State Bar Ass'n,
Ass'n Bar City of N. Y., N. Y. County Lawyers' Ass'n,
Am. Geog. Soc, Alumni Ass'n, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs:
Quill, Republican, Reform. Residence: Englewood
X. J. Address: 27 Cedar St., N. Y. City.

WILLIAMS, PARDON C.

Lawyer, ex-jurist; b. Ellisburgh, Jefferson Co., N. Y.,
July 12, 1842; s. William and Jerusha (Plummer) Will-
iams; ed. common schs., Union .Acad., Belville, N. Y.,
and St. Lawrence Univ., Canton, N. Y.; m. Watertown,
N. Y., Sept. 9, 1S68, Sarah E. Hewitt; children: Robert
P., b. 1S77, Edith W. Stebbins, b. 1874, Marguerite W
Robinson, b. 1SS1. Admitted to bar 1863 and prac-
tlsed law at Watertown, N. Y., uotil 18S4, when elected
judge of Supreme Court of N. Y.; re-elected on ex-
piration of term; served until Jan. 1, 1912. under des-
ignation of Gov. as judge, 4th Appellate Div., Roches-
ter, N. Y. Now engaged in praotice of law. Republi-
can. Recreation: Automobiling. Clubs: Black River
Valley (Watertown), Genesee Valley (Rochester, N.
Y.). Address: Watertown, Jefferson Co., N. Y.

WILLIAMS, ROGER B.

Manufacturer; b. Ithaca, N. Y., May 8, 1848; s. Josiah
B. and Mary (Hardy) Williams; grad. Yale Coll., A.M.,
1S6S; m. Brooklyn, N. Y., Dec. 17, 1874, Caroline L.
Romer; one son: Roger B., Jr., b. 1879. Partner of firm
Williams Bros.; pres. First Nat. Bank, Ithaca; Ithaca
Savings Bank. Republican; Presby'n. Mem. Alpha
Delta Phi and Phi Beta Kappa fraternities. Trustee
Cornell Univ.; pres. Cornell Library Ass'n; pres. B'd
of Ed'n, Ithaca; mg'r State Industrial Sch., Rochester;
trustee Ithaca City Hosp. Ass'n. Clubs: Alpha Delta
Phi (N. Y. City), Town and Gown, Country (Ithaca).
Address: Ithaca, N. Y.

WILLIAMS, ROGER H.

Banker, lawyer, mf'r; b. Ithaca, N. Y., July 27, 1874;
s. Henry S. and H. (Willcox) Williams; grad. Cornell
Univ., Ph.B., 1895, Yale A.M., LL.B., J.D. (Phi Beta
Kappa); m. in Va., 1901, Frances Coleman; three sons.
In private banking work in Ithaca, and with N. W.
Harris & Co., and M. W. Halsey & Co., N. Y., 1896-
1904; treas. and dir. Crane Valve Co. since 1904; pres.
and gen. mg'r Scientific Photo Co.; pres. Manitou
Beach Co.; v.-p. Klinger Co. Mem. N. Y. Bar. Mem.
Exec. Com. Civil Service Reform Ass'n; served in mili-
tia 2 years. Republican; elder and trustee "Old First"
Presby'n Ch., N. Y. City. Trustee Am. Seamen's Friend
Soc. City Mission Soc, N. Y. City Intercollegiate branch
Y. M. C. A.; mem. Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Ass'n of N.
Y Acad, of Polit. Science, Am. Economic Ass'n, N. Y.
County Lawyers' Ass'n. Clubs: University, Yale, Cor-
nell. Address: 31 W. 12th St., N. Y. City.

WILLIAMS, TIMOTHY S.

Railway official; b. Ithaca, N. Y., Aug. 1, 1862; s.
Howard C. and Frances (Grant) Williams; ed. public
schs.. Cornell Univ., A.B., 1884; m. Albany, N. Y., 1895,
Mrs. Alice W. Kelley. Reporter for N. Y. Commercial
Advertiser several years; Albany corr., city editor,
Washington correspondent, later editorial writer; pri-
vate sec. to Gov Hill and Gov. Flower. Sec. and treas.
later v.-p., and pres. since 1911 of Brooklyn Rapid
Transit Co. Pres. Transit Development Co., Brooklyn
Heights R. R. Co., New York Municipal R'y Corp'n,
and dir. in numerous enterprises. Mem. Psi Upsilon
fraternity. Clubs: University, Cornell University, Sea-
wanhaka-Corinthian Yacht, Hamilton. Brooklyn, etc
Address: 85 Clinton St., Brooklyn, N. Y.

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM

Comm'r of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity; for-
mer U. S. Comm'r of Immigration; b. New London,
Conn., June 2. 1862; s. Charles Augustus and Elizabeth

(Hoyt) Williams; grad. Yale Univ., A.B., 1884; Harvard
Univ., LL.B., 1S88; Yale Univ., M.A., 1906. Practised
law at N. Y. Appt'd comm'r of immigration at N. Y.
by Pres. Roosevelt, 1902; resigned 1905; appt'd to same
office by Pres. Taft, 1909; resigned June 30, 1913; appt'd
comm'r of water supply, gas and electricity by Mayor
Mitchel. Feb. 2, 1914. Served in Spanish-Am. War.
Mem. Bar Ass'n. Republican. Clubs: University, Met-
ropolitan, Century, Riding, Down Town. Residence:
1 W. 54th St. Address: Municipal Bld'g, N. Y. City.



WILLIAMS, WILLIAM A.

Merchant, banker; b. Germany, 1S45; s. Jean and
Fredericka (Schultz) Williams; m. Niagara Falls, N. Y.,
1^77. Emily Hutsel (deceased); children: Brla .!.. Kath-
arine H. Pres. firm Williams Bros. Co., Farmers' &
Mechanics' Savings Bank; v.-p. First Nat. Kxiliange
Bank, Niagara Textile .Mills. Republican; Episcopa-
lian. Pres. and trustee Home for Friendless, Lock-
port; senior warden Grace Ch. Address: Lockport, N. T,

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM H.

Banker; b. L. 1. City, N. Y.. Oct. 16, 1876; s. William II.
and Grace L. (Brodie) Williams; ed. public schools,
Packard Business Coll., Pratt Inst. Ex 1st lieut. 9th
Reg't, N.Y.N.G. Pres. and dir. First Mortgage Guar-
antee Co.; treas. and dir. United Assets Corp'n, Astoria
Veneer (Mills &Dock Co.; dir. Queens Co. Trust Co. Dem-
ocrat; mem. Dutch Reformed -Ch. Mem. and ex-pres.
Chamber of Commerce. Recreation: Golf. Clubs:
Oakland Golf, Glenwood Country, N. Y. Athletic, Law-
yers. Address: Bridge Plaza North. L. I. City, N. Y.



WILLIAMS, WILLIAM ROBERT

Physician; b. Watertown, Wis?, June 13, 1867; s.
Evan Thomas and Anne (Roberts) Williams; ed. in
public schs. St. Paul, Minn., Williams Coll (salutato-
rian), A.B., 1889, fellow in biology, 1S91-1S92, A.M.,
.1892; Columbia Univ. Med Sch., M.D., 1895 (Second
Harsen Prize); m. St. Paul, Minn., 1900, Flora Nabers-
berg; children: Clarke, b. 1902; Byard, b. 1905. Interne
in N. Y. Hosp., Nursery and Child's Hosp. and Sloane
Maternity Hosp., deputy attending physician Hudson
St. Hosp., 1SS9-1902; ass'it attending physician, City
Hosp., 1905-11910; asso. physician to N. Y. Hosp., 1910-
1912; attending physician N. Y. Hosp., 1912. Ass't
pathologist Gen. Memorial Hosp., 1902-1904; pathologist
French Hosp., 1902-1908; consulting pathologist (same)
since 1908; instr. physics, High Sch. St. Paul, 1SS9-1S91;
demonstrator histology, Coll. Phys. and Surg. (Colum-
bia), 1S97-1S99. Lecturer on hygiene, 1899-1904; instr.
in medicine, 1903-1904, Cornell Med. Coll.; instr.
in therapeutics, Coll. 'Phys. and Surg. (Columbia), 1904-
1908; ass't prof, therapeutics and pharmacology (same),
1908. Mem. Acad, of Medicine, Am. Med. Ass'n, Zeta
Psi fraterni'tv, Phi Beta Kappa Soc Olulb: Century.
Address: 67 W. 85th St., N. Y. City.

WILLING, JOHN THOMSON

Artist; b. Toronto, Canada, 1860; s. Thomas and Jes-
sie Thomson (Gillespie) Willing; ed. Model School, To-
ronto, Ont.; m. Brooklyn, Nov., 1886, Charlotte Eliza-
beth Van der Veer; children: Jessie Gillespie, b. 1889,
Van der Veer, b. 1890, Elizabeth Hunnewell, b. 1906.
Elected associate Royal Canadian Acad., 18S4. Exhib-
itor Water Color Soc, N. Y. Author: Old Time Beau-
ties; Dames of High Degree, etc. Art editor The North
Am. of Philadelphia, 1900-1903; now art mg'r Associa-
ated Sunday Magazines. Presbyterian. Clubs: Salma-
gundi, Nat. Arts (N. Y.), Franklin Inn (Philadelphia).
Residence: 5909 Wayne Av., Germantown, Philadel-
phia. Address: 52 W. 19th St., N. Y. City.

WILLITS, FREDERICK E.

Farmer; b. Glen Cove, N. Y., Sept. 13, 1846; s. James
and Annie (Titus) Willits: grad Yale Coll., Ph.B.,
1869; m. Jericho, N. Y., 1872, Anna Willets; one son:
James. Supervisor of town of Oyster Bay, Queens Co.,
N. Y. Interested in banking and ins. Pres. Glen Cove
Bank; v.-p. Federal Safe Deposit Co., N. Y. ; treas.
Roslyn Savings Bank, Glen Cove Mutual Ins. Co.; dir.
Nassau Co. Trust Co., Bank of Hempstead Harbor,
Westchester Fire Ins. Co., Nassau Suffolk Bond &
Mortgage Guarantee Co. Republican. Mem. Soc. of
Friends. Glen Cove Branch Red Cross Soc (pres.).
Pres. Friends' Acad, and Nassau County Local Visiting
Com. Club: Nassau Country. Address: Glen Cove,
N. Y.

WILLITS, MARY

Physician; b. Syosset, L. I, N. Y., Feb. 21, 1S63; d.
William S. and Fanny Newbury (Hewlett) Willits;
grad. Swarthmore Coll., A.B. (class valedictorian), 1884,
Phi Beta Kappa, Women's Med. Coll. of N. Y., In-
firmary for Women and Children, M.D., 1898. Teacher In
Coll. Preparatory Schs., 1884-1893; interne N. Y. In-
firmary for Women and Children, July, 1898-Oct., 1899.
Connected with Dispensary of N. Y. Infirmary in vari-
ous clinics since 1899. Mem. Women's Med. Ass'n, Med.
Soc. County of N. Y., Med Soc. State of N. Y. ; trustee
Riverside Sanitarium, N. Y. City. Address: 144 E. 37th
St., N. Y. City.

WILLS, CHARLES TOMLINSON

Banker, builder; to. N. Y. City, 1851; s. Chalkley J.
and Anna (Deacon) Wills; ed. Westtown Inst., West-
chester, Pa.; m. Rock Landing, Conn., 1879, Carrie
Russell. In partnership in bld'g business with John
Sinclair, 1873-1875; with George Sinclair, under Sin-



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clair & "Wills; now alone. Built N. Y. Stock Ex-
change, Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank, Bank
of Commerce, Chamber of Commerce, library for J.
P. Morgan, N. Y. City; Morgan Memorial at Hartford,
Conn., and many other large bld'gs. Pres. and
dir. Charles T. Wills, Inc.; 2d v.-p. and trustee Gar-
field Safe Deposit Co.; dir. Garfield Nat. Bank, Niagara
Fire Ins. Co., U. S. Mortar Co. Mem. B'd of Trade,
Chamber of Commerce, Am. Museum Natural iHistory,
Met. Museum of Art, Am. Geog. Soc. Clubs: Union
League, N. Y. Athletic, Automobile of America, Rid-
ing, Republican, Indian Harbor Yacht. Address; 286
Fifth Av., N. Y. City.

WILLS, JOSEPH LA1NSON

Consulting chemist; b. Chichester, Eng., June, 1850;
s. Francis and Rose (Sanford) Wills; ed. Northgate
House Sch. (Chichester, Eng.), 1857-1862, Swansea
Grammar Sch. (Swansea, Wales), 1862-1866; private
study; ass't to Prof. John Attfield, F.R.S., Pharm. Soc.
(London, Eng.), 1870-1872; m. Curacao, West Indies,
1879, Jacoba Filipina Croes. Chemist to Gonnesa Min-
ing' Co. (Sardinia, Italy); reduction officer to Pesta-
rena Gold Mining Co. (Piedmont, Italy), Aruba Gold
Mining Co. (Curacao, W. I.); chemist to Aruba Phos-
phaat, Maatschappy (Curacao, W. I.); mg'r Anglo-
French Phosphate Mining Exploration (France), Gen.
Phosphate Co. (Ottawa, Can.). Conducted important
explorations for asphalt and coal oil in Venezuela and
S. America; practised as a consulting mining eng'r,
Ottawa, Can.; investigated Kootenay (British Colum-
bia) mining field, 1893; since 1894 has practised as
consulting chemist in N. Y. Cilty. Pres. and dir. Im-
perial Yeast Co., New York. Exposed the "salted"
gold properties and swindle of the Surprise Mining
Co., Pompton Plains and Newark, N. J. Republican;
Episcopalian (Anglican). Ass't sec. 2nd Internat.
Brewers' Congress, Chicago, 1911. Charter mem.
Mineralogical Soc. of Great Britain and Ireland, Soc.
of Chem. Industry; fellow Chem. Soc, London, Eng.
(1872); mem. Am. Chem. Soc, Verein Deutsoher Chem-
iker, Am. Inst, of Mining Eng'rs, Am. Electro-Chemi-
cal Soc, Inst, of Brewing (London, Eng.), Am. Brew-
ing Inst, (late sec), Faraday Soc. Mem. Aurora
Grata Consistory, A. A. S. R., and Kismet Temple,
Mystic Shrine, Brooklyn, N. Y. Clubs: Chemists
(N. Y.), Liederkranz, Sunset Hill Country (St. Louis,
Mo.). Address: 133 Midwood St., Brooklyn, N. Y.

WILLSON, ROBERT (III)

Credit expert and statistician; b. Newport, R. I.; s.
Robert II. and Caroline T. (Tilley) Willson; ed. New-
port schs., graduating at head of class; m. Kansas
City, July 1, 1886; one son: Robert IV., b. 1893 (died
1908). Mf'r of ink, Newport, R. I., 1882-1883; in book
and stationery business, Newport, R. I., 1884-1885;
with Bradstreet's M-ercantile Agency, 1886-1896, in
various parts of West; with R. G. Dun Co., N. Y. City,
1896-1901; traveled in Europe, 1900; on return organ-
ized The Credit and Audit Co. of America, of which is
v.-p. and gen. mg'r; also gen. mg'r N. Y. Commercial
Agency; N. Y. mg'r Mf'g Jewelers' B'd of Trade of
Providence, R. I.; Am. ag't various European mercan-
tile agencies. Actuary of Men's Furnishings Credit
Ass'n. Well known as credit expert and statistician.
Democrat; Episcopalian. Mason, 33; honorary
mem. Supreme Council Sovereign Grand (Inspectors
Gen., 33 Northern Masonic Jurisdiction U. S. A.; Past
M. W. Master the Chapter of Rose Croix of N. Y.;
City; trustee Scottish Rite Bodies of N. Y. City and
sec. of the B'd; mem. Council of Deliberation A.
A. S. R. State of N. Y.; Roome Lodge. No. 746; Pales-
tine Commandery No. 19, Knights Templar; Mecca
Temple, Mystic Shrine and various other Masonic
'bodies. Past Deputy Supreme Regent, Royal Ar-
canum, etc. Recreation: Farming at his country
place near Litchfield, Conn. Address: 132 Nassau St.,
N. Y. City.

WILLYS, JOHN NORTH

Automobile mf'r; b. Canandaigua, N. Y., Oct. 25,
1873; s. David Smith and Dydia Willys; m. Dec 1,
1897, Isabel Irene Van Wie; one d.: Virginia Clay. on,
b. Dec. 16, 1910. Pres. Willys Overland Co., Toledo,
Ohio, Kinsey Mf'g Co., Garford Co., of Elyria, O.,
Gramm Motor Truck Co.. Lima, O.; v.-p. and dir. First
Nat. Bank, Toledo, O.. Second Nat. Bank, Toledo, O.,
Chelsea Exchange, N. Y. Republican; Presby'n. Trus-
tee Toledo Art Museum. Recreations: Traveling, art
collections, golf. Clubs: Toledo (pres.), Union League
(N Y ), Columbia (Indianapolis). Residence: 2210
Robinwood Av. Address: The Willys-Overland Co.,
Toledo, Ohio, and 266 W. 34th St., N. Y. City.

WILMER, MARGARET ELIZABETH

Writer; d. Lambert A. Wilmer, of Baltimore, Md.;
Judge, author and journalist, and of Sidney A. Wil-
mer. Has been for a number of years conOb'r of ar.i-



cles, stories and poems to various magazines and
periodicals, and has done editorial work for several
newspapers. Has had thirteen books published,
among them: The Glass Cable; The Nine Prizes; The
Lestrange Family; Eva's Engagement Ring; The
Dumb Traitor. Was for a number of years on regular
staff of writers for Nat. Temperance Soc. and Presby'n
B'd of Publication. Has always been actively en-
gaged in temperance work. Preslby'n; mem. W. C. T.
U. Address: 354 E. 18th St., Flatbush, L. I. N. Y.

WILMERDING, E. COSTER

Bond broker; b. Orange, N. J.; s. John C. and
Georgiana L. (Hackscher) Wilmerding; attended Gro-
ton Sch., Groton, Mass. Republican; Episcopalian.
Mem. Holland Lodge of Masons, N. Y. Clubs: Union,
Racquet and Tennis, Essex County Country (Orange,
N. J.). Residence: 19 W. 31st St. Address: 55 Wall
St., N. Y. City.

WILMOT, NELLIE MAROA

Educator; b. Carthage, N. Y., Feb. 27, 1868; d.: Eg-
bert Edmund and Imogene Maroa (Russell) Wilmot;
grad. Syracuse Univ., A.B., 1889; studied Teachers-
Coll., 1896, Univ. of Chicago, 1901, Harvard Univ.,
1904. Instr. in English in secondary schs. in Conn,
and N. Y., 1889-1893; inst'r in English, High Sch.,
Orange, N. J., 1893-1897; Univ. of Chicago, 1901 (sum-
mer session), Harvard Univ., 1904 (summer session);
instr English and Bible, Girls' Latin Sch., Baltimore,
1897; vice-principal, 1908; head mistress since 1909.
Traveled in Europe. Presby'n. Mem. Syracuse Chap-
ter of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Chapter, Gamma Phi
Beta fraternity. Clubs: College, Arundell. Address:
Alfheim Hall, Calvert and 23d Sts., Baltimore, Md.

WILSEY, FRANK D.

Manufacturer; b. Pageville, Pa., Dec. 28, 1856; s.
John D. and Calphurnia (Otis) Wilsey; ed. Otterbeln
Univ., B.S., 1876; m. Bloomville, Ohio, Sept. 11, 1878,
Ella Einsel; children: Edwin Shuey, Marietta, James
Arthur, Blanche. In grain business in Ohio, 1878-
1883; in oar business in N. Y. City since 1883; pres.
and treas. N. Y. Boat Oar Co., Clarendon Oar Factory.
Stryker Boat Oar Co.; dir. Millstream Lumber Co. and
Arkansas Boat Oar Co. Republican. Mem. Am. Hist.
Ass'n, Nat. Geog. Soc, Bronx Soc, Ants and Sciences,
Ohio Soc. of N. Y. Trustee Otterbein Univ., 1895-1900;
comm'r of ed'n N. Y. City, since 1902. Clubs: Republi-
can, Graduates, Fordham. Residence: Independence
Av. and 231st St. Address: 69 West St., N. Y. City.

WILSHIRE, GAYLORD

Editor; b. Cincinnati, Ohio, June 7, 1861; s. George
and Clara (Clemons) Wilshire; ed. Woodward High
Sch., Cincinnati, and Harvard Univ.; m. N. Y. City,
Feb 1904, Mary MacReynolds; one son: Logan Gay-
lord Wilshire, b. Aug. 29, 1906. Engaged in mercantile
banking and mining pursuits, 1884-1908; editor and
publisher of Wilshire's Magazine since 1900. Active in
Socialist party; candidate for Congress as Socialist at
Los Angeles, Calif., 1900 for English Parliament, at
Manchester, 1894. for Canadian Parliament, 1902, for
Congress, N. Y. City, 1904, and several other times as
nominee of Socialist party. Pres. Wilshire Bishop Gold
Co.; v.-p. Beaver Nat. Bank of N. Y. City. Author: So-
cialism Inevitable; Wilshire's Editorials; and many
articles in magazines and newspapers. Recreations:
Golf lawn tennis, polo. Club: Harvard. Temporary
Address: "Heathside." E. Heath Road, Hampstead, N.
W London, England.

WILSON, FLOYD BAKER

Lawyer Mexican mine owner; b. Watervliet, Albany
Co N. Y."; s. William and Evelyn (Weaver) Wilson;
sra'd Univ of Mich., A.B., 1871, A.M., 1874. Union Coll.
of Law (now Adelbert Coll., Cleveland), LLB., 1873;
Richmond Coll., LL.D. (honorary); decorated "Busto
del Liberatador" by Pres. of Venezuela, 1909; m. Cleve-
land O., 1874, Esther M., d. Horace G. Cleveland: chil-
dren- Pearl Cleveland (A.B., Vassar, 1904, A.M., Co-



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