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Frederick A. and Eleanora (Ronalds) Conkling: ea.
private acad. and N. Y. Univ. Law Sch., LL.B., 1890;
unmarried. Engaged in commercial pursuits, but after
few years abandoned them to study law; admitted to
bar, later removed to Indiana, and was admitted to
bar in Indianapolis, but soon returned to N. Y. Trav-
eled extensively, in European countries and Mexico;
Author: The Game Laws; Travels in Mexico: short
biography of The Chevalier de la Luzerne. Republi-
can Mem. of Assemlbly (N. Y.), 1892, 1893, 1903; for-
merly pres. Madison Sq. Rep. Club; pres. Hamilton
Rep. Club; candidate for Congress 189S, but defeated
by George B. McClellan. Presby'n. Well-known lin-
guist; v.-p. Alliance Franchise; interested in propaga-
tion of French language and official presenter of med-
als for the Alliance. Mem. St. Nicholas Soc. Recrea-
tions: Driving, pedestrianism. Clubs: Union, Metro-
politan, Republican, N. Y. Athletic. Residence: 157 t}.
70th St, N. Y. City; summer residence, Luzerne, N. Y.
Address: 50 Maiden Lane, N. Y. City.

CONLAN, LEWIS J.

Lawyer, former justice City Court. Admitted to the
Oswego bar; later removed to N. Y. City; elected to
Assembly from 14th dist.. 1886; justice City Court for
term expiring 1909. Address: 15 Wall St., N. Y. City.

CONN, FRANK W.

Sup't Telephone Co.; b. Toronto, Ont., Sept. 26, 1855;
s. Joshua and Susan (Townsend) Conn; ed. in public
sens.: m. Fredonia, N. Y., May 1, 1S79, Alice Norton
Burritt: one d.. Edith Burritt. Sp'l agent N. Y. Tele-
phone Co., dir. Equitable Bld'g & Loan Ass'n, pres.
Mf'rs Ass'n of N. Y. Republican. Episcopalian. Mem.
Am. Inst, of Electrical Eng'rs. Clubs: Brooklyn isn-
gineers. Union League, Crescent Athletic, Brooklyn
(Brooklyn). Residence: 77 St. James PI. Address: 81
Willoughby St., Brooklyn, N. Y.

CONNELL, JAMES EDWARD

Merchant; h. Town of Clav, N. Y.. Sept. 7. 1848; s.
Edward and Mary (Gillmore) Connell; ed. Fall Sem
Fulton, N. Y. ; m. Baldwinsville, N. Y., Nov. 20, 1872,
Alice M. Burdick; children: Mary Louise, b. Sept. 7,
1876; Gertrude S., b. Aug. 14, 1878; Alice Marion, D.
Mar. 22, 1881; James Carl, b. Oct. 4, 1883. Engaged
in mercantile business since 1870. Mem. firm J. K.
Connell & Son; dir. State Bank of Baldwinsville, X Y.



Republican. Methodist Episcopal. Pres. Village or
Raldwinsville, 2 years; Supervisor Town of Lysander.
4 years. Mem. Assembly, 1st Dist., Onondaga Co., 1910
and 1911. Mason. Address: Baldwinsville, N. Y.

CONNELL, WILLIAM H.

Treas Am. Bridge Co.: b. Wilmington, Del., May 29,
1845; s. William and Sarah (Shipley) Connell; ed.
Wilmington; grad. Classical Commercial Acad.: m.
1871, Emma J. Pvle. Entered business career wltn
First Nat. Bank of Wilmington, as note teller; later
made receiving teller; leaving bank, became gen.
freight agent of Delaware Western R. R. Co., which
post held until 1S74. when became associated with
Edgmoor Iron Co.; 1888 The Edgmoor Bridge Works
was organized to take over Edgmoor Iron Co.'s bridge
business: upon formation of this company was elected
treas., and later made pres. of corp'n, position held
until Am. Bridge Co. was formed; the Edgmoor Iron
Co. had contract, and supplied filled-steel superstruc-
ture for N. Y. and Brooklyn Bridge, and also designed
and constructed the Sixth Av. Elevated structure, and
other important works. Address: 30 Church St., N. Y.
City.
CONNELLY, EMMA M.

Author, magazine writer; b. near Louisville, Ky.; d.
John Douthett and Mary Thatcher Connelly; ed. in
ladies' seminaries at Louisville and Georgetown, Ky.
Was on editorial staff of the Louisville Courier-Jour-
nal prior to 1880; since then residing in N. Y. City and
Brooklyn: contb'r of short stories and serials to mag-
azines and weeklies. Author: Tilting at Windmills;
Story of Kentucky (in Storv of the States Series); In
China Land. Address: 41 E. 29th St., N. Y. City.

CONNERS, WILLIAM JAMES

Publisher, contractor; b. Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 3, 1857;
ed. in common schools until 1S70. Began at 13 as boy
on steamboat; worked hard at various kinds of labor
until established, 18S5, business as freight contractor;
added business of paving in stone and asphalt, 1888;
brewer since 1890, and since 1893 pres. Magnus Beck
Brewing Co.; prop'r and publisher Buffalo Enquirer
since Dec, 1895, and of Buffalo Courier since May,
1897. Democrat. Address: 599 S. Park Av., Buffalo,
N. Y.

CONNERY, THOMAS BERNARD JOSEPH

Editor, author; b. Ireland. Oct. 13, 1835; grad. St.
John's Coll.. N. Y., A.M.. 1853; grad. Columbia Coll. Law
Sch.; on editorial staff of N. Y. Herald, 1856-1884: sec.
U. S. legation and charge d'affaires to Mexico, 1866-
1868; also on editorial staff of N. Y. Truth, once a
Week and Collier's Weekly; mem. B'd of Ed'n since
1902. Author: Black Friday; That Noble Mexican; AH
the Dog's Fault; History of American Comic Journal-
ism; My Trip to Mars; Violet Bland; Character Marks
Autorial; Essays on Literary Women of England.
Mem. Authors' Club, Authors' Guild. Address: 95
Prospect Av., Mamaroneck, N. Y.
CONNETT, EUGENE V., JR.

Manufacturer: b. Milburn, N. J., Jan. 16, 1862; s.
Eugene V. and Sophia (Rutan) Connett; ed. St. John's
Sch., Sing Sing, N. Y.; m. S. Orange, N. J., June 1,
1888. May Brewer; children: Eugene V.. 3d, b. March
S. 1891: William B., b. April 3. 1893; Helen, b. Aug.
20, 1895; Marion, b. Feb. 8, 1899. Sec. and treas. Hat
Trade Credit Ass'n. Republican. Episcopalian. Mem.
Met. Museum of Art, N. Y. Recreations: Golf, auto-
mobiling, shooting, fishing, sailing. Clubs: Union
League (sec. Com. on Art), Baltusrol Golf (Springfield,
N. J.), Lotos. Morris Countv Golf. Residence: Wood-
lands. Convent, N. J. Address: 14 and 16 Washington
PI., N. Y. City.

CONOVER, SAMUEL S.

Banker; b. Passaic, N. J., Jan. 13, 1869;' s. Jacob and
Arabella (Bogart) Conover; descendant Wolfert Ger-
retsen van Conivenhoven, who settled in Albany, from
Holland, 1630: ed. in public schs.; m. 1S94, Emma F.
Shaffer: one d. Started business with Fourth Nat;
Bank, N. Y., 1891: later private sec. to J. Edward
Simmons and James G. Cannon, officers in that bank,
after 10 years, became mg'r of Credit Dep't; v.-p. and
dir. Irving Nat. Bank. 1902-1906, pres. and dir. 1906-
1907; pres. Fidelity Trust Co., since 1907. Trustee
Irving Savings Inst'n. Mem. Chamber of Commerce;
trustee Hahnemann Hosp. Clubs: Union League,
Lawyers. Re-idenee: 144 Park St.. Hackensack. N. J.
Address: Fidelity Trust Co., Hudson and Chambers
Sts.. N. Y. City.

CONROW, WILFORD SEYMOUR

Artist; b. South Orange, N. J., June 14, 1880; a.
William E. and Anna Malcolm (Hanford) Conrow; ed.
Poly. Prep. Sch., Brooklyn; grad. Princeton, B.S., 1901;
married. Sec. ana dir. Conrow Bros., until 1910, when



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resignel. Mem. Soc. Colonial Wars, Sons of Revolu-
tion, Municipal Art Soc. Editor and publisher "Old
Nassau," 1905. Portrait painter. Republican; Presby'n.
Clubs: Princeton, University (Brooklyn), Nassau
(Princeton). Address: Paris, France.

CONRY, MICHAEL F.

Lawyer, mem. Congress; b. Shenandoah, Pa., April 2,
1870; ed. public sens, of N. Y. City- taught sch. seven
years; gard. Univ. of Mich., LL.B., 1SU6. In active
practice of law since admission to ! bar. Ass't corp'n
counsel, N. Y. City for two years; elected to 01st Con-
gress, 1908, and re-elected to 62nd and 63rd Con-
gresses from 15th N. Y. Dist. Democrat. Address:
280 Broadway, N. Y. City.
CONVERSE, EDMUND COGSWELL

Capitalist; b. Boston, Mass., Nov. 7, 1849; s. James
C. and Sarah Ann (Peabody) Converse; ed. Boston
Latin School; m. N. Y. Ctty^ Jan. 2, 1879, Jessie Mac-
donough Green; children: Edmund C. Jr., Katherine
P., Antoinette M. Dir. Nat. Tube Works Co., U. S.
Steel Corp'n; pres. Liberty Nat. Bank, Bankers' Trust
Co., United Bank Note Corp'n; v.-p. and dir. N. Y. &
Jersey R. R. Co.; dir. Illinois Steel Co., Am. Bank
Note Co., United Coal Co., Internat. Nickel Co., Pitts-
burg Bank for Savings, Union Trust Co. (Pittsburg),
Allis-Chalmers Co., Bowling Green Trust Co., Fourth
St. Nat. Bank (Philadelphia, Pa.), Manning, Maxwell
& Moore, Inc., Mohican Oil & Gas Co., Nat. Supply Co.,
Phenix Ins. Co., Fidelity Fire Ins. Co. of N. Y., Texas
& Pacific Coal Co., Shelby Steel Tube Co., McKeesport
Connecting R. R. Co. Mem. Nat. Museum of Art. Sons
Am Revolution, Soc. Colonial Wars, Pennsylvania Soc,
New England Soc. Clubs: Metropolitan, Union League,
N. Y. Athletic, Country, Apawamis Golf, N. Y. Yacht,
City Midday, Ardsley, Fairfield Co. Golf, Scarsdale
Golf. Residence: Greenwich, Conn. Address: 14 Wall
St., N. Y. City.

CONVERSE, JOHN WILLIAMS

Banker, farmer; b. Philadelphia, Pa., March 30, 1879;
s. John Heman and Elizabeth Perkins (Thompson)
Converse; grad. Princeton Univ. A.B., 1900; m. Wies-
baden, Germany, Jan. 5, 1909, Hiltrud Carla Sophie
Schierenberg; one d. Sonja Elizabeth Louise, b. Dec. 27,
1909. Formerly mg'r elec. dep't Baldwin Locomotive
Works, Philadelphia; now mem. Cassatt & Co., bank-
ers, formerly owner and mg'r X S X and T J Ranches,
New Mexico. Serg't First Troop, Philadelphia City
Cav. Republican; Presby'n. Mem. Soc. of Cincinnati,
N. E. Soc. of Pa., Hist. Soc. of Pa., Bryn Mawr Horse
Show Ass'n, Devon Horse Show Ass'n. Trustee Bryn
Mawr (Pa.) Presby'n Ch., Ardmore, (Pa.) Y. M. C. A
Museum of Univ. of Pa. Recreations: Polo, fox hunt-
ing. Clubs: Union League, Rittenhouse, Racquet, Cor-
inthian Yacht, Merlon Cricket Bryn Mawr Polo, Phil-
adelphia Country, Radnor Hunt, Pickering Hunt,
Chester Valley Hunt, Devon Polo, Point Judith Polo,
Nassau, Ivy (Princeton Univ.), Point Judith Country,
Princeton (N. Y.), Princeton (Philadelphia), Auto-
mobile of Philadelphia. Residence: (winter) : 204 S.
19th St., Philadelphia; (summer): ''Chetwynde" Rose-
mont, Pa. Address: 111 Commercial Trust Bld'g,
Philadelphia, Pa.

CONVERSE, ROB ROY McGREGOR McNULTY

Clergyman; b. Cincinnati, Ohio, 1S44; grad. Washing-
ton and Jefferson Coll., Pa., "with first honor, A.B..
1867; S.T.D., Griswold Coll., Davenport, Iowa, 1889;
D.C.L., Hobart Coll., 1S97, LL.D., 1912. Ass't prof,
mathematics, Washington and Jefferson Coll., 1868-
1S69; took post-grad, work for one year at Sch. of
Mines, Columbia Coll., 1S76. Ordered deacon, 1S7S; or-
dained priest, 1879, by Bishop Williams, of Conn., in
Episcopal Ch. Rector St. John's Ch., Waterbury, Conn.,
1S79-1S83; Christ Ch., Corning, N. Y., 18S3-1888; chap-
lain and prof., Hobart Coll., Geneva, N. Y., 1887-1S97,
rector St. Duke's Ch., Rochester, N. Y., since 1897.
Private soldier, Union Army, 1861-1S65; wounded at
battle of Gettysburg, July, 1863; prisoner at Anderson-
ville, Ga., May-Dec. 1864. Mem. Phi Beta Kappa Soc,
1889; appt'd chaplain 3d Reg't, N. G. N. Y., 1907; 1st
pres. Rochester Soc. Archseol. Inst, of America; mem.
Am. Geog.-Soc Clubs: Genesee, Country, Pundit. Ad-
dress: 132 S. Fitzhugh St., Rochester, N. Y.
CONWAY, JOHN B.

Banker: b. Argyle, Washington Co., N. Y., Aug. 25,
1858; s. John and Agnes (Barkley) Conway; attended
Argyle Acad., Union Coll., Schenectady, N. Y., A.B.,
class 1879, Albany Law Sch., LL.B., 1SS1 ; m. Fort Ed-
ward, N. Y., June 21, 1899, Cora B. Williams. Pres.
and dir. First Nat. Bank of Argyle; dir. Glens Falls
Trust Co. Supervisor of town of Argyle two terms,
1S91-1S92; now County treas. of Washington, elected
1911 for term of 3 years. Democrat; United Presby'n.
Mem. N. Y. 'State Hist. Soc, N. Y. State. Bar Ass'n,
Mason, Odd Fellow. Recreation: Traveling. Address:
First National Bank Bld'g, Argyle, N. Y.



CONWAY, PATRICK

Band leader; b. Buskirk's Bridge near Troy, N. Y.,
July 4, 1S65; ed. Homer Acad.; m. Dec 28, 1893, Alice
W. Randall. Organized and became leader of Ithaca
Band, and instr. in band music in the Ithaca Con-
servatory, Jan. 1895, and later in Cornell Univ.; under
his intr'n Ithaca Band has become one of the most
famous in U. S.,. having won State Prize in competi-
tion, and having filled engagements at Pan-Am. Exp'n
and Willow Grove Park, Philadelphia, where at close
of season of 1904. was presented with silver loving cup
by admirers in Philadelphia; his band was offered an
engagement at La. Purchase Exp'n, but declined; con-
ductor Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, 1911-1913; con-
ductor and prop., Conway's Band, playing at WiMow
Grove Park for sixth time June and July, 1913; with
band, has made three successful concert tours to
Pacific coast and return. Residence: Syracuse, N. Y.
Address: 154 W. 45th St., N. Y. City.

COOK, HENRY F.

Manufacturer; b. Brooklyn, X. Y Sept. 11, 1855; .>.
Henry and Eloise A. (Huntting) Cook; ed. Private
schs; Crittenden's Business Coll., Phila., Pa.; m. Brook-
lyn, N. Y., Nov. 15, 1883, Lena M. Fahys; children:
Edith E., Joseph Fahy, Madeline H., Harry, Francis
H., Maria F. Pres. Sag Harbor Water Co., Sag Harbor
Real Estate Co., v.-p. Atvin Mf'g Co., Peconic Bank;
treas. Joseph Fahys & Co., Sag Harbor Lighting Co.;
Brooklyn Watch Case Co. Mem. Sons of Revolution.
Soc. Colonial Wars. Clubs: Union League, Down Town.
Residence: 32 E. 64ta St., N. Y. City, and Sag Harbor,
N. Y. Address: 54 Maiden Lane, N. Y. City.

COOK, JOHN C.

Treas. and business mg'r The Evening Mail; b.
Fallsington, Pa., Oct. 18, 1866; s. David Nicholson and
Adelaide (Boileau) Cook; ed. public schs, and Trenton
Business Coll.; m. Langhorne, Pa., Nov. 17, 18S7. Emma
Ettenger. Connected with Philadelphia Press, 1885-
1896; advertising mg'r John Wanamaker's N. Y. store,
IS'.iC-j S97, with X. V. Evening Post, 1897-1902; with
The Evening Mail since 1902, as treas. and business
mg'r; also dir. Mail and Express Co. Republican;
Methodist. Recreations: Automobiling, golf. Residence:
200 W. 86th St. Address: 203 Broadway, N. Y. City.

COOK, WALTER

Architect; b. N. Y. City, July 23, 1846; s. Edward
and Catharine (Ireland) Cook; grad. Harvard Coll.,
A.B., 1869; A.M., 1872; Royal Polytechnic Sch., Munich;
Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris (pupil of E. Vaudremer);
- m. 1st, Paris, 1876, Marie Elisa Hugot; 2nd. N. Y..
1890, Louise Sprague; children: Dr. Edward (Harvard,
1900), Walter, Jr. (Harvard, 1902). Has practised arch-
itecture in N. Y. since 1877; mem. firm of W r alter Cook
& Winthrop A. Welch. Consulting arehitect of B'd of
Estimate and Apportionment, N. Y., 1907-1910; con-
sulting architect Court House B'd, N. Y. Pres. Am.
Inst, of Achitects 1912; past pres. N. Y. Chapter, Am.
Inst, of Architects; past pres. Soc. Beaux Arts Archi-
tects; mem. N. Y. Architectural League; academician
Nat. Acad, of Design; mem. Nat. Inst. Arts and Letters;
chevalier of Legion of Honor. France; arehitect mem.
Municipal Art Comm'n, 1905-1907. Clubs: Century,
Harvard. Residence: 135 E. 37th St. Address: 3 W.
29th St., N. Y. City.

COOK, WILLIAM WILSON

Lawyer; b. Hillsdale, Mich., Apr. 16, 1S58; s. John
Potter and Martha (Wolford) Cook; grad. Univ. of
Mich., A.B., 1880. LL.B., 1882 (LD.D.). Admitted to N.
Y. Bar, 1SS3; now one of trustees of the Mackay Co's
and general counsel for Postal Telegraph-Cable Co..
Commercial Cable Co., and Commercial Pacific Cable
Co. Mem. Ass'n Bar City of N. Y. Author: Cook on
Corporations (7 editions); Cook on Stock and Stock-
holders. Clubs: Union League, Lawyers. Residence: 14
E. 71st St. Address: 44 Wall St.. N. Y. City.

COOKE, CARLETON SPRAGUE

Lawyer; b. Cat -kill. X. Y., Sept. 19. 1S77; s. Edward
M. and Mary A. (Sprague) Cooke; grad. Harvard Coll.,
A.B., 1S99; Harvard Law Sch. and Law Sch. of Univ.
of Buffalo: m. X. Y. City, Apr. 10, 1902, Miriam Wilder
Goodwin (died Jan. 2, 1910); children: Almon Goodwin,
b. Sept. 4, 1905; Crispin, b. Dec. 21, 1909. Mem. firm of
Goodwin, Thompson & Vanderpoel (now Thompson,
Freedman & Cooke), since 1904. Mem. Ass'n Bar Citv
of N. Y., Squadron A, Cav., N. G. N. Y. Club: Harvard.
Address: 2 Wall St., N. Y. City.

COOKE, ROBERT GRIER

Real estate broker; b. Carlisle, Pa.; s. William
Harvey and Elizabeth Richmond (Marsden) Cooke:
grad. Lehigh Univ., B.A. ; alumni orator, 1904; pres.
Alumni Ass'n, 1904-1905; unmarried. Was engaged in
journalism on N. Y. Tribune and N. Y. Sun, and con-
nected with Harper & Bros., P. F. Collier & Son and



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D. Appleton & Co. In 1902 established publishing
house of Robert Grier Cooke, Inc. Pres. of The Fifth
Avenue Ass'n since 1907. Chm'n Mayor's Bill B'd Ad-
vertising Comm'n; mem .Mayor's St. Paving Comm'n,
Internat. Peace Comm'n, Tri-centenary of Settlement
of Manhattan; sec. Fifth Ave. Comm'n, mem. Hudson-
Fulton Comm'n. Progressive in politics. Episcopalian.
Mem. Sons of Revolution, Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Upsilon.
Recreation: Tennis, yachting, swimming, skating,
horseback riding. Clubs: West Side Tennis, Lehish
Univ., Westchester Country. Residence: 269 Madison
Ave. Address: 542 Fifth Ave., N. Y. City.

COOKE, WALTER PLATT

Lawyer: b. Buffalo. N. Y., April 2S, 1S69; s. Josiah
P. and Alice A. (Baker) Cooke; ed. Buffalo High Soh.,
Cornell Univ.. I. UK. 1891; m. Buffalo, N. Y.. \l...
Louise Perry: children: Katharine, b. 1897; Carlton,
b. 1S9S. Engaged in practice of law from 1S91: mem.
law firm of Kenefink, Cooke & Mitchell. Dir. Depew
Lake Em. Water Co., Western N. Y. Water Co., Peo-
ple's Bank of Buffalo, Buffalo Gen. Elec. Co., Buffalo
Abstract and Title Co., Buffalo & Susquehanna R'y
Co., and Frontier Telephone Co. Republican. Uni-
versalist. Trustee Buffalo Public Library. Buffalo
Homce. Hosp.. Buffalo Fine Arts Acad. Pres. Cornell
Univ. Alumni Ass'n, 1906; pres. Erie Co. Bar Ass'n.
1905. Mem. Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Clubs: Buffalo,
Saturn, Country, Park, Liberal, Centurv. Address: 558
Ellicott Square, Buffalo, N. Y.

COOLEY, ELMER ELLSWORTH

Lawyer; b. Hunterdon County. N. J., Nov. IS, 1865;
s. Edward Hunt and Sarah (Alohaugh) Coolev; ed.
Columbia Coll. and N. Y. Law Sch., LL.B.. 1892: m.
Aug. 8, 1910, Lucie A. Tallatschek. Practising since
admission to N. Y. Bar, 1893; now mem. law firm
Bennett & Cooley. Republican. Presby'n. Member
Ass'n Bar City of N. Y., Met. Museum of Art. West
Side Ass'n. Clubs: Republican. Scarsdale Golf and
Country, Plainfield Independent Shooting. Residence:
362 Riverside Drive. Address: 60 Wall St., N. Y. City.

COOLEY, JAMES SETH

Physician, surgeon; b. S. Hartford. Washington Co.,
N. Y., June 29. 1845; s. Seth and Mary (Ingalsbe)
Cooley; ed. N. Granville Acad.. 185S-1S62; Ft. Edward
Inst., 1864-1S65: Williams College, A.B. (salutatorian),
1S69, A.M., 1872; Med. Dep't, Univ. Vermont, 1876;
Med. Dep't, Univ. City of N. Y., M.D., 1877; m. Wills-
boro Point, Essex Co., N. Y., June 20, 1872, M. Reba
Clark; children: Marv Hope, b. Julv 25, 1873; Earnest
Grenville, b. Julv 17, 1875. Instr. Ft. Edward Inst,
1S69-1S73; prin Glens Falls (N. Y.) Acad., 1873-1876;
practising medicine at Sandv Hill, N. Y., 1S77-1S80:
Luzerne, N. Y., 1SS0-1S86: Glen Cove, 1SS6-1S94. Cor-
oner of Warren Co., N. Y., 1S83-18S6; coroner Queens
Co.. N. Y.. 1890-1S02: school comm'r Queens Co., 1894-
1900; Nassau Co.. 1900-1911; dist. Sup't Sens., since
1912. Republican. Presbv'n. Mem. Queens-Nassau
Med. Soc. (sec.-treas.), Med. Soc. State of N. Y., Asso-
ciated Physicians of L. I., Nassau Hosp. Ass'n, N. Y.
State Ass'n of Dist. Sup'ts. Sec. Nassau Hosp. Ass'n;
mg'r and sec.-treas B'd Mg'rs State Normal and
Training Sch., Jamaica, until Jan., 1906. when school
was transferred to city of N. Y. Address: Mineola,
Nassau Co., N. Y.

COOLEY, LE ROY CLARK

Educator; b. Point Peninsula, N. Y Oct., 1833; s.
James and Sally (Clark) Cooley; direct descendant of
Benjamin Cooley, one of founders of citv of Spring-
field, .Mass., about 1640; grad. N. Y. State Normal Coll.,
1855; Union Coll., A.B., 1858, A.M., 1861, PhD., 1870;
m. Argyle. N. Y., Mar. 30, 1859, M. Rossabella Flack;
eight children. Teacher natural science, Lockport
Union Sch., 1855-1856; prof, mathematics, Fairfield
Sem., 185S-1860; prof, natural science, N. Y. State
Normal Coll., 1861-1874; prof, physics and chemistry,
Vassar Coll., 1S74-1S95; prof, physics, Vassar Coll..
since 1895, emeritus since 1907. Contributed to scien-
tific journals investigations of application of elec-
tricity to registering vibrations; of mechanical actions
of radiation; of motions of light bodies in air and
vacua, etc.; also many addresses and papers to edn'l
meetings and journals; especially devoted to improve-
ment of science teaching in secondary schools. Was
chm'n Com. of Nine, Science Teachers' Ass'n to in-
vestigate the condition of science teaching in the
schools and suggest improved methods, 1897-1899. Au-
thor of elementary and high school text-books of
physics and chemistry. Mem. Presby'n Ch. Fellow
A.A.A.S. ; mem. Am. Physical Soc, N. Y. State Science
Teachers' Ass'n (pres. 1899). Nat. Edn'l Ass'n, Nat.
Geog. Soc, the Vassar Brothers Inst., Delta Kappa
Epsilon. Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: University. The
Club (Poughkeepsie). Address: 2 Reservoir 8q.,
Poughkeepsie, N. Y.



COOLIDGE, EMELYN LINCOLN

Physician; b. Boston, Mass., Aug. 9, lS7:i; s George
Austin and Harriet Abbott (Lincoln) Coolidge- ed.
Boston, Wash., D. C, and N. Y. ; Cornell Univ. Med.
Coll., M.D. Was house physician to Babies' Hosp.;
now attending Pediatrist to Soc. of The Lving-In
Hosp., N. Y. City. Author two books, and editor the
Babies' Dep't of The Ladies' Home Journal. Mem.
Cornell Med. Ass'n, Women's Med. Ass'n, Authors'
League Com. of 100. Recreation: Horseback riding.
Address: S50 West End Av., N. Y. City.

COOMBS, CHARLES WHITNEY

Organist and composer; b. Bucksport, Me., 1S59; s.
Luther Augustine and Caroline (Whitney) Coombs;
musical ed'n in Germany; unmarried. Was organist
of the American Ch., Dresden, Saxonv, 1887-1891; or-
g-anist of the Ch. of the Holy Communion, 1892-1908,
and of St. Luke's Ch., N. Y. City, since 1908. Composer
of many songs and anthems; also of the cantatas: The
First Christmas, The Vision of St. John, The Ancient
of Days, The Sorrows of Death, etc. Address: 285
Convent Ave., N. Y. City.

COOMBS, PHINEAS HAMPTON

Gen. Eastern freight and passenger ag't St. Louis
Southwestern R'y; b. Bowling Green, Ky., Sept. 7,
1869; s. Samuel W. and Martha (Hampton) Coombs;
ed. Ogden Coll., Bowling Green, Ky. ; m. Bowling
Green, Ky., April 20, 1S92, Lattie Robertson; one
daughter, Elizabeth Coombs, b. 1893. Began r'y serv-
ice as clerk in office of commercial ag't, St. Louis,
Ark. & Tex. R'y, which was reorganized Jan., 1891,
as St. Louis Southwestern R'y, in service of which
has ever since continued, being consecutively at
Houston, Tex., until Aug. 1, 1S90; clerk in gen. freight
office at Texarkana, Tex., until Feb., 1892; contract-
ing ag't until May 1, 1892, and commercial ag't until
April 1, 1895, Houston, Tex.; commercial ag't at Ft.
Worth, Tex., until Aug. 1, 1897: at Atlanta. Ga., to
Dec. 1, 1899; since then gen. Eastern freight and
passenger ag't at Pittsburgh, Pa., and N. Y. City.
Mason and Knight Templar. Clubs: Transportation,
Traffic, Fox Hills Golf (N. Y. Citv). Transportation,
Traffic (Buffalo), Traffic (Baltimore), Traffic (Phila.
and N. E.). Address: 290 Broadway, N. Y. City.

COOMBS, STEPHEN ELBRIDGE

Civil engineer; b. Brunswick, Me.. July 24, 1865; s.
Capt. David E. and Anna M. (Lee) Coombs; ed. Mass.
Inst. Technology; m. Sept. 4, 1889, Dr. Irene Copeland;
one d.. Helen Copeland (A.B. Col. Univ.). b. 1892. Ass't
eng'r, Burlington lines in Mo, until 1900; Chief eng'r,
B. M. & A. R. R., built line from St. Louis t Poplar
Bluff. 1901-1902; since 1902 ass't eng'r N. Y. Central
R. R. Presbyterian. Mem. Am. Soc. of Civ. Eng'rs,
Am. R'y Eng. Ass'n. and Soc. for Promotion Eng'ring
Ed'n. Address: Yonkers, N. Y.

COOMBS, WILLIAM J.

Merchant, congressman, banker; b. Jordan. Onon-
daga Co., N. Y., Dec. 24, 1833; s. Charles (soldier ot
war of 1S12) and Mary (Wooleaver) Coombs; ed. Jor-
dan Acad.; when 13% years old was denied admission
to Union College en account of insufficient age; m.
1S56, Josephine Adams, of Brooklyn, N. Y.; surviving
children: William H., Jerome W., .Mary C. Fox. Was
pioneer in business of introducing and exporting Am.
manufactured goods to foreign countries, as mem. or
firms of Joseph H. Adams & Coombs, 1857-1870;
Coombs, Crosby & Eddy, 1S70-1896, doing business
with every country in the world. Was elected to 52nd
& 53rd Congresses on Tariff and Financial issues; on
retirement from Congress was appt'd Gov't dir. of
Union Pac. R. R. by Pres. Cleveland with sp'l comm'n
to arrange or collect the debt of the transcontinental
railroads, amounting to about $125,000,000, due the
Gov't; was continued in that position by President
McKinley; devised the plan and actively supervised its
execution, which resulted in collection of entire



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