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versity. In 1840 he learned the printer's trade in
the oltice of the Pittsburg Gazette. Later lie be-
came a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church,
and had charge of many pastorates according to
the itinerancy method pursued by that denomina-
tion. His wife, Margaret E. Locke, was the daugh-
ter of Jolin Loor, of Greensburg, Pa. Mrs. Locke
was born in Fayette County, Pa., and by her mar-
riage became the mother of five children, namely:
Charles E., a well known minister of the Method-
ist Episcopal Church and a Doctor of Divinity,
who is located in Portland, Ore.; .lohn L., Kalh-
crine, Margaret and l^lizabeth.

John Loor Locke, whose middle name w.-is given
in honor of Ins maternal grandfather, was born at
. Brad docks, a suburb of Pittsburg, September 17,
1860, and in 1878 gr.aduated from the Canton
(Oliio) High School. For the three j-ears follow-
ing his home was in Youngstown, Ohio, where he
learned llie printer's trade, and was on the rcpor-
torial staff and in charge of the counting-room of



MC lOMiigstown iVews, now known ns tlie Telegram.
For a time lie attended AUf-glicny College, of
Meadvillc, Pa., and during his business caieer at
Youngstown made a reputation as a shrewd and
energetic young man of more than customary

In 1882 Mr. Locke removed to Cambridge, and
entered the law office of Taylor & Anderson as
a student. Upon the election of Mr. Taylor to
Congress, the latter gave him the position of pri-
vate secretary, and the young man accordingly
spent the winter of 1882-83 in Washington. He
was admitted to the Bar in February, 1884, and at
once entered into partnerslii[) with Thomas II.
Anderson, one of his former preceptors. The firm,
which was known as Anderson & Locke, contiiiued
in the practice of law until 1888, when the senior
member was sent as a minister to Bolivia, South
America, since which time Mr. Locke has con-
ducted business alone.

In his relations to civic societies, Mr. Locke is a
Knight-Templar Mason, and belongs to the Scot-
tish Rite and Mystic Shrine Degrees. His mate-
rial prosperity has been marked, and among other
local concerns in which he is now financially in-
terested is the well known Cambridge Foundry
Comi)any. He owns the fine old residence known
as the Skinner Property in Cambridge. In manner
he is polished and courteous, and has the rare
ability of making friends wherever he goes.

JOHN W. CALE has been agent for the Balti-
more &. Ohio Railroad at Campbell Station
since October, 1876. For a number of years
he has been a breeder of and dealer in fine
live stock, pedigreed Shiutlioni and Jersey cat-
tle, registered horses and Merino and Shropshire
sheep, and h.is frequently taken premiums on fine
animnls exhibited at state and county fair.s. He
ships annually from twenty-live to fifty cnrloads
of slock, niid liMiidles from one hundr.d thousand
to two huiiclred thousand rounds of wool each

year. In addition to I other enterprises he lias
been president and business manager of the Birds-
eye Pressed Brick Company of Roseville, which
plant has been in operation for about a year and
daily turns out from forty to sixty thousand

The progenitor of the Cale family in Guernsey
County bore the Christian napie of George. He
was born near Rumley, in Hampshire County, Va.,
and came to Ohio some time during the '30s.
He died at the ripe old .age of ii:,'hty-tliree years.
His son .luliii.also a native of Hampshire County,
followed in his footsteps and was an agriculturist.
He w.as a soldier in the War of 1812, and about
the year 182') came to this county accompanied
by his f.n.ther and family. He settled on a farm of
one hundred and sixty acres in Jackson Township,
and began the pioneer work of clearing away the
heavy forest. His wife, a native of Virginia, was
formerly Miss R.ichel Cross, and to them were born
two children, Polly and George. The latter was
born April 17, 1816. The daughter married James
La FoUett, and settled in Hocking County on a
farm, for which they later received $65,000, as
coal mines were discovered thereon. The mother
died soon after comiing to Ohio, and her husband
later married Anna White, by whom he had a
daughter, Lydia Ann, who later became the wi'fe
of Joseph Rogers.

George Cale. the father of our subject, on ar-
riving at man's estate took up a homestead of
eighty acres, and became a successful farmer. He
frequently hauled wheat to Zanesville, twenty-five
bushels in a load, and sold it for fiftj' cents a
bushel. He also raised large quantities of tobacco,
and one year sold farm products for which he re-
ceived *1,000. In his younger days game was
very plentiful, and sometimes twenty or more deer
could be seen at a time. As the years passed he
added to his possessions, until he now owns four
farms, which .aggregate four hundred and ten acres.
Much of his land is underlaid with coal mines, for
which he received a royalty of 120 or more per
aero, and at one tiuie he received *6,000 from this
source of revenue. The log cabin of former years
has been supplanted by a handsome and commo-
dious two-story frame house, which was erected in



1886. In February, 1842, George Cale married
Margaret Wilson, and to tliem were born two chil-
dren, John W. and Margaret. Tiie latter, whose
birth occurred April 15, 1848, is now the wife of
John Ray Secrist, a farmer of Jolinston County,

John W. Cale was born April 17, 1843, and from
boyhood has been familiar with farm duties. He
early manifested a fondness for trading and com-
mercial pursuits. He attended the district schools,
and later those of Cambridge for two years, tiiere
preparing himself for teaching. The war com-
ing on, he enlisted in Company D, One Hundred
and Seventy -second Ohio Infantry, in the summer
of 1863. This regiment was afterward consolidated
with the Forty -seventh Ohio, and its field of opera-
tions extended over a large portion of the South.
For seven winters after his return from the service
Mr. Cale taught school, and thereby saved a sum
sufficient to enable him to attend Muskingum Col-
lege, where he took a classical course and graduat-
ed in June, 1871.

December 28. 1865, occurred the marriage of
J. W. Cale and Harriet J. Rose, who was born June
1, 1843. Her parents were Abraham and Eliza
(Wells) Rose. The paternal grandfather of Mrs.
Cale erected the first mill on Wills Creek, and also
owned a part interest in a sawmill. Five sons
have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Cale, the eld-
est surviving being William, who is now agent
of the Baltimore cfc Ohio Railroad at Camplicll's.
His wife, Gladdy, is the daughter of A. J. David-
son, and they have one son, George, a bngiit lit-
tle lad of five years. Charles H., the other son
of our subject, is a young man of about eighteen
years, and is still engaged in acquiring an edu-

John W. Cale became a member of the IMethod-
ist Episcopal Church, and tliree montlis later was
licensed to preach in what is known as the Seneca-
ville Circuit. For four years he gave his entire
attention to ministerial duties, in the mean time
pursuing theological studies and passing the pi'c-
scribed examination. The next three years hi;
field of work was in the Stafford Circurt in Muiiroi
County. Since 1879 he has been devdted to coin
mercial pursuits for the most part. He has lieen £

member of tlio Protestant Methodist Church since
1889, and has occupied the |)iilpit on Sunday at
Stockport and Zanesvillc. It would be hard to
find any one whose time is more thoroughly oc-
cupied than that of our subject. He is ambitious,
energetic and apparently tireless. His business
activity gives employment to many others, and his
fellow-citizens take great interest in his numerous
enterprises. He is a man of his word, broad in his
views, genial in disposition, and is liberal and
charitable to the poor.



Ihiiig ill the ex[)erieiice of a pioneer in
any new country vastly interesting, but
at the same time it is doulitless fraught with many
hardships and privations. To see on every side a
long, unbroken stretch of land, covered with heavy
timber or a carpet of wild grass, is not a charm-
ing sight when one iiuist perforce dwell in the
niid.-t of siieh a wilderness But there is little
doulit aliuut. the fact thai such a scene develops
all fine'.s energies. insi)iriiig- one witii undaunted
courage in chairing u|) the land and eultivaling it.
Sueh was the expeiienee ..f Hamilton Parrish. who
was nuinlieircl among llie llist pioneers of Clay
Township, and has been largely iiistrumeirtal in
bringing about its present iros|)erity and making
it truly a pleasant dwelling-place. He is now liv-
ing retired from the active duties of life, and cn-
joyingthose comforts wliieli years of anluous la-
bor have made available.

Mr. Pairisli was born in Leliiioiit County, tins
state. April 1.'!. ISIS. and is the son of .losliua and
Sarah (Rowland) I'Mirish. The father, who w.as a
native of INIarvlaiul. emigrated to this state in the
year |s;!(), and at oiiee took n|) land in Tuscara-
was County, whieh lie set himself about cultivat-
ing, and made his home imtii ins decease. Tliis
event iH-euired in IS2S, when he was sixty years

dying in 1848, when threescore years and ten.


Her parents were also natives of Marylanri, whence
they came to Harrison County, this state, and fol-
lowed agriculture the remainder of their lives.

Joshua and Sarah Parrish were married in Penn-
sylvania, and to them were born thirteen children,
eight sons and five daughters, of whom four are
living, namely: Samuel, a retired farmer, living in
Kansas; Hamilton, of this sketch; Solomon, a farm-
er of Logan County, 111.; and Clarissa, the widow
of G. Shanesfield, of Iowa. Those deceased are:
William, Elizabeth, Polly, Rachel, Benjamin, Sarah,
Elza, John and Joshua. The father of these cliil-
(Iren was very ijrominent in his comtnunity, and
in his death the county lost one of its best citizens.
He left a good property at his death, which bad
been accumulated through years of struggle and
economy. In politics he was a stanch Democrat,
and religiously a consistent member of the Meth-
odist Episcopal Church.

The subject of this sketch was reared to mature
years in this township, where he was given as good
an education as could be obtained in the district.
He remained at home caring for his mother until
three years prior to her decease, when he left her
in the home of her daughter in Gilmore, this state,
where her death occurred.

When ready to begin the battle of life at the
foot of the ladder, our subject purchased eighty
acres of raw land, wliich he developed into a good
farm. This he increased from time to time as his
means would allow, until to-day he. is the proud
possessoV of a fine estate embracing two hundred
and seventy fertile and well cultivated acres, which
have been accumulated entirely tlirough his own
unaided efforts.

In 1842 Hamilton Parrish and INIiss Isabel Mc-
Coy were united in niaiTiage. Tlie lady was born
in Pennsylvania, and was the daughter of Samuel
and Margnrot (Bunting) McCoy. At her decease,
which occuiied in February. 1890, at the age of
sixty yi'ius, she left live living cliildien, but had
been tlie inothov of ten, as follows: Samuel, who
is now deceased; Klsic, the widow of William
Hamilton, Squire of Clay Township; Solomon, a
farmer living in Iowa; Uolieil J., engaged in till-
ing the soil in Clay Township; (iirsliaiii W.. en-
gaged in woiking the home farm; Mernman, de-

ceased; INIaryetta, the wife of Joseph Haven, also a
farmer of Clay Township; Alvira, Amanda and
Jennie, deceased.

Our subject has been potent in elevating the re-
ligious and moral status of his community, be-
sides being influential in forwarding its educa-
tional interests; and as a practical, intelligent
farmer he has contributed his quota iii upbuilding
its material prosperity. He is a prominent mem-
ber of the Methodist Church, in wliich he has been
Class-leader and Steward for the past twenty years.
In political belief he is a Republican, and although
not in any sense an office-seeker, will always be
found to aid in any enterprise set on foot for the
good of the community.


JACOB WISli;, one of the old veterans of the
late war, is a fine representative of the self-
made and self-educated men. He is at pres-
ent residing in New Philadelphia, where he
is well known as the' proprietor of a thriving gro-
cery store. He is a native of Switzerland, having
been born in the canton of Berne, June IS, 1840.
His parents, Jacob and Anna (Keiser) Wise, were
also natives of that country. The father came to
Tuscarawas County in the year of our subject's
birth. He engaged as a coal miner, and also fol-
lowed the trade of a carpenter.

After landing in New York City with his fam-
ily, the father came directly to Ohio, taking up
land in this county, where he was fairly prosper-
ous in agricultural pursuits. Mrs. Wise came to
Ohio in the year 1849, bringing with her her sons,
Jacob and John. The parents made their home
here until their decease, the father dying in 1875,
and the mother in February, 1888. They were
both menibeis of the German Reformed Church, to
the support of which they were regular and lib-
eral conlriluitors. In his iiolitical relations Jacob
Wise, Sr., was a Democrat.

The paieiital household included two sons be-
sides our buliject: the eldest, John, a well-to-do



farmer of Monroe County, this state; and God-
frey, who was drowned in the Ohio Canal wlitn a
lad of ten years. Tiie subject of this siragg, as far as Wild Cat Mountain. On
their return, they crossed the Cumberland River,
and marched to Lebanon, Tenn., then back to
Nashville, where they joined the main division of
the army. Remaining in that vicinity for a time,
engaged in numerous skirmishes, the command
went to llie front and participated m the battle (if \
Stone River, January 2, 1863, in which memor- j
able conflict the Fifty-lirst Regiment lost one hun- [
dred and ninety-six out of its four hundred men. !
They next served in the Tullahoma campaign', I
which was followed by the light at Chattanooga, i
and later that at Chickamauga. After this cam- \
paign the regiment fell back to Chattanooga, and |

from there went to Shell Mound and entered camp
for the winter. They were, however, ordered out
in November to take part, under General Hooker,
in the battles of Lookout Mountain and Mission-
ary Ridge, after which they returned to Shell

Our subject's term of enlistment now expiring,
he again volunteered his services to his country,
after which he was given a furlough until the last
of January. After thirty days spent at home, he
rejoined his regiment at Columbus, and with it re-
turned to Nashville, and later participated in the
engagements of the Atlanta campaign. JNIr. Wise
was at this time a member of the Fourth Army-
Corps. First Division, Third Brigade, and had
served successively under Generals Howard, Stan-
ley and Whittaker. He participated in the follow-
ing-named battles: Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Ken-
esaw Mountain, New Hope Church, Cassville, Burnt
Hickory, Marietta, Peach Tree Creek, and finally
in the battle of Atlanta. After the siege of the
latter place was fought the battle at Jonesboro,
after which the command I'eturned to' Atlanta and
went into cam]). When activities were again be-
gun, the Fifty-first Regiment followed Hood on
his norlhern raid, mcfting him at the battles of
Spring Hill and Franklin, and afterward the battle
of Nashville. They then drove him out of the
state, and the regiment went into winter quarters
at lluntsviile, Ala., remaining there until the fol-
lowing March.

When ni^ain ordered to the front, Mr. Wise went
with his ••onuades to eastern Tennessee, ami while
at Stirtubri ly Plains received a furlough of twenty
days. As before, he made liis way home, rejoining
his reginient April 17 at Nashville, where they lay
in camp for a time, or until ordered to New Or-
leans, La. From that city they made their way
around the Gulf to Matagorda Bay, Tex., whence
they went to ^'ictoria, and made that place their
rendezvous until mustered out, October 3, 1865.
The old veterans then came home, our subject via
the Gulf to New Orleans, then up the "Father of
Waters" to Cairo, where he boarded a train which
conveyed him to Columbus. In that city he re-
ceived his honorable di-scharge. after a service of
four years. During that long period he was never



sick bill one dny, iiiid, altlioii^li ijui-ticipnlmg in
nearly all tliu liard-fniioht balllos of lliat period,
never received so nuieli as a sci'atcii.

Aftci- asrain feltling down to the |ieacclul i)iir-
siiits of life, and fully recovering from the liaid-
sliips whieli his duly as a soldier made necessary,
our subject located in this eit\' and oi)cned a gro-
cery store. I'his he eonducled for three years,
when he disposed of his stock to good advantage
and embarked in lailroading, following this for a
period of fourteen years. At the expiration of
that time he again puichased a stock of groceries
and provisions, remaining, however, in that busi-
ucss but nine montlis, when he again sold out to
accept a position as foreinan on one of the Ohio
Canal boats. He held this position Imt twelve
months, and in 1882 we again find him the pro-
prietor of a grocery store, this time wiih .John A.
Zeeb as his partner. Later they took in a third
member, in the person of (ieorge A. Callanan.
This connection lasted for two years, when Mr.
Zeeb retired from the business, and Louis Stine-
back entered the store, the lirm name now being
Wise, Callanan

Online LibraryHenry James LeePortrait and biographical record of Guernsey County, Ohio, containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with biographies and portraits of all the p → online text (page 62 of 83)