(Ph. D.); reader and tutor in biblical lit-
erature, Univ. of Chicago, 1892-6; instr.
New Testament literature, same, 1896-1900.
Author: Inductive Studies in the Founding
of the Christian Church; Use of the Infini-
tive in Biblical Greek; The Primitive Era
of Christianity: The Transition from Juda-
ism to Christianity; asso. editor the Bibli-
cal World. Address: 437 E. 61st St., Chicago.
VREELAND, Edward B., congressman
31th N. Y. dist. ; b. Cuba, Allegany County,
N. Y., 1857; s. of Simon V.; academic ed'n;
supt. Salamanca, N. Y., schools, 1877-82;
pres. Salamanca Nat. Bank since 1891; ad-
mitted to bar, 1881; in. Myra S. Price,
Friendship, Allegany Co., N. Y. Elected
to 56th Congress, 1899, to succeed Warren
B. Hooker, resigned; re-elected 57th Con-
gress. Republican. Home: Salamanca, N. Y.
VREELAXD, Herbert H., ry. pres.; b.
Glen, Montgomery Co., N. Y., Oct. 28, 1856;
s. Rev. A. H. and Jane (Van Riper) V. ;
m. Carrie L. Reed. President Metropolitan
Street Ry. Co., pres. New York Railroad
Club, v.-p. St. Railroad Assn., pres. 23d St.
Ry. Co., 28th and 29th Sts., Crosstown Ry.
Co., Central Park, North and E. River R.
R. Co., Fulton St., Crosstown Ry. Co., 34th
St., Crosstown R. R. Co., Bleeker St. &
Fulton Ferry R. R. Co., 3d Av. Ry. Co.,
The Dry Dock, East Broadway and Bat-
tery R. R. Co., 42d St. and Grand St. Ferry
Ry. Co., North and E. River R. R. Co.,
Broadway and Seventh Av. R. R. Co.; dir.
Am. Surety Co., Morton Trust Co. Residence:
278 W. 86th St. Office: 621 Broadway, New
VROOM, Garret Dorset Wall, judge of
Court Errors and Appeals, N. J. ; b. Tren-
ton, N. J., Dec. 17, 1843; 5. Peter D. V. ;
prep, ed'n Trenton Acad.; grad. Rutgers
Coll., 1862; in., June 8, 1871, Charlotte Dick-
inson. City solicitor Trenton, 1S66-70, 1874-
,. prosecutor "i tin- pleaa Mercer <'"., N.
.).. 1870-3; reporter Supreme Court N. J.,
in?::; mayor Trenton, 1881-4. Demo
Pros. bd. ragrs. N. J. State Hosp. for lu-
Bane; mem. Holland Soc. New York; Sons
of the Revolution. Author: Revised Stat-
utes, N. J. (with .1. 11. Stewart), 1X77; Gen-
eral Statutes, N. J., :; vol. (with Judge
W. M. Lannlng), 1895; N. J. Law Reports,
vols. :>; -61. Residence: 159 W. State St.
Office: Mechanics' Bank Bldg. .Trenton, N. J.
VltOOMAN, John WrlKht, Ins. mgr. ; b.
Herkimer Co., N. Y., March 28, 1844; ed.
"common schools; served as vol. In U. S.
navy during Civil war, taking part in both
attacks on Ft. Fisher; admitted to N. Y.
bar after war, practiced Herkimer, N. Y. ;
chief clerk surrogate's court, Herkimer Co.,
1868-78; deputy clerk N. Y. State assem-
bly, 1876-7; clerk of State senate, 1878-88;
sec. Rep. State Com., 1880-8; Rep. nominee
for It. -gov., 1891; presidential elector on
Rep. ticket, 1892; banker, Herkimer, 1888-
90; since then in New York; now supt.
Provident Savings Life Assurance Soc, etc.
Grand Master of Masons of N. Y., 1889-91.
Trustee and ex-pres. Holland Soc. of New
York; dir. in several financial and chari-
table instns. ; mem. Union League Club,
Lotos Club, Rep. Club, Montauk Club, and
other organizations; also active mem. G. A.
R. Address: 346 Broadway, New York.
WACHTER, Prank C, congressman, 3d
Md. dist., 1899-1903; b. Baltimore, Sept. 16,
1861; ed. private schools; learned trade of
cloth cutter; later engaged in present busi-
ness of examining, adjusting, sponging and
refinishing woolens, cloths, etc. Mem. jail
bd., Baltimore, 1896-8; Rep. caucus nominee
for police comm'r of Baltimore City in leg-
islature of 1898. Address: 211 W. German
WADDELL, Alfred Moore, lawyer; b.
Hillsboro, N. C, Sept. 16, 1834; took 3 yrs."
course, 1851-3, at Univ. of N. C, (A. M.,
LL. D.). Edited Wilmington Herald, 1860,
and Charlotte Journal-Observer, 1881-2; del-
egate to Conservative Con v., 1860, which
nominated John Bell for President; It. -col.
3d N. C. cav., C. S. A.; mem. Congress,
1871-9; elector at large on Dem. ticket, 1888;
delegate at large to Cincinnati (Hancock),
18S0, and Chicago (Bryan), 1896, Nat. Dem.
Convs. ; leader of revolution against negro
domination in Wilmington, N. C. ; mayor
Wilmington. Author: A Colonial Officer and
His Times. Address: Wilmington, N. C.
WADDILL, Edmund, Jr., U. S. judge
Eastern dist., Va., since March 22, 1898; b.
Charles City Co., Va., May 22, 1855; studied
and practiced law; admitted to bar; judge
county court, Henrico Co., 1880-3; U. S.
att'y Eastern dist. Va., 1883-5; mem. Va.
legislature, 1885-9; mem. Congress, 1889-91;
Republican. Address: Richmond, Va.
AVADE, James F., maj.-gen. U. S. vol.,
brig.-gen. U. S. A.; b. Ohio, April 14, 1843;
WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA
j. Benjamin F. W., U. S. senator from Ohio.
Entered Union army as 1st It. 6th Minn,
cav., 1861; became maj. and was bvtd. col.
and brig. -gen. vols., 1865; apptd., 1866, maj.
9th cav. U. S. A.; promoted lt.-col. 1879,
and col. 1891; brig. -gen. since May 26, 1897;
apptd. maj. -gen. U. S. vols., May 4, 1898,
serving in war against Spain; was placed
at head of Cuban evacuation comm'n and in
Jan., 1899, became mil. gov. of Cuba. Ad-
dress: War Dept., Washington.
WADLEIGH, George Henry, capt. U. S.
N.; b. in N. H., September 28, 1842; .s. of
George and Sarah (Gilman) W. ; grad. Naval
Acad., May, 1863; ensign, May 28, 1863; or-
dered to steam-sloop Lackawanna, W. Gulf
blockading squadron; on active blockade
duty to end of war; present at attack on
Fort Powell, March 2, 1864; battle of Mo-
bile Bay, Aug. 5, 1864; and subsequent oper-
ations resulting in surrender of Fort Mor-
gan, Aug. 23, 1864. Commissioned master,
Nov. 10, 1865; It., Nov., 1866; lt.-comdr.,
March, 1868; comdr., March, 1880; capt.,
July, 1894; has served on various stas. and
duties; comd. steam-sloop Alliance, summer
of 1881, on sp'l Arctic cruise in search of
Jeannette and reached latitude 80 deg. 10
min.; comd. cruiser Minneapolis on coast
of Asia Minor for protection of Am. mis-
sionaries, 1895-7 (thanked for services) ;
comd. flagship Philadelphia, Pacific sta.,
during Spanish war, and at annexation of
Hawaiian Islands, 1898; now comdg. receiv-
ing ship Wabash. Address: Navy Yard, Bos-
WADLIIf, Horace Greeley, chief Mass.
Bureau of Statistics of Labor since Aug.,
1888; b. Wakefield, Mass., Oct. 2, 1851; s.
Daniel H. and Lucy E. W. ; ed. common
and high schools, Reading, Mass., and pri-
vate instruction; studied architecture at
Salem and Boston, Mass. ; m. Sept. 8, 1875,
Ella Frances Butterfield, Wakefield, Mass.
Began practice as architect, Boston, 1875;
became, 1879, sp'l agt. and later in charge
sp'l lines of statistical work, Mass. Bureau
of Statistics of Labor, and 1888, upon resig-
nation of Col. Carroll D. Wright, became
chief of bureau and relinquished profes-
sional practice. Mem. Mass. Ho. of' Reps.,
1884-8; supervisor U. S. Census, 1890, 1900;
dir. Mass. decennial census, 1895; lecturer
upon social science, history and art; v. -p.
Am. Statist. Assn., mem. Am. Econ. Assn.,
Am. Social Science Assn., Am. Acad. Polit.
and Social Science; formerly v. -p. Am. Uni-
tarian Assn. Author: Reports on the Sta-
tistics of Labor of Massachusetts, 1888-99
(12 vols.); Annual Statistics of Manufac-
tures of Massachusetts, 1886-99 (14 vols.);
The Decennial Census of Massachusetts for
1895 (7 vols.). Wrote, monograph (with C.
D. Wright), on the Industries of Boston
During the 19th Century, in "Memorial His-
tory of Boston," 1875 Tl; article, "Massa-
chusetts," in new edition Chambers' Cyclo-
paedia, L5. Residence: Reading, Mass. Office:
256 State House, Boston.
WADSWORTH, Charles Cnrtiss, phy-
sician; b. Madison, Lake Co., O., May 27,
1849; ed. Madison Sem.; grad. Med. Dept.
Univ. Wooster, Cleveland, O., 1874; went to
Calif., 1869, returned to Ohio, 1870; practiced
at Menominee, Wis., 1874-5; m. Sept. 19,
1876, Mary M. Craig, Cleveland, O. Since
1875 in Calif., has been pres. San Francisco
Co. Med. Soc. ; asst. sec. Med. Soc. State
of Calif.; sec. Bd. of Examiners Med. Soc.
State of Calif., 1891-9; comm'r of Insanity,
San Francisco. Address: 1104 Van Ness Av.,
WADSWORTH, Frank: Lawton Olcott,
dir. Allegheny Observatory since 1900; b.
Wellington, O., 1867; j. F. S. W.; grad.
Ohio State Univ., E. M. (mining eng'r),
1888, B. Sc, 1889; M. E. (mech. eng'r), 1889;
post-graduate work, Clark Univ., 1889-92;
asst. physics, Ohio State Univ., 1889; Fel-
low in physics, Clark Univ., 1890; asst.
physics, same, 1890-2; m. Washington, 1893,
Laura Poole. Delegate from Smithsonian
Inst'n to Internat. Bureau of Weights and
Measures, Paris, to assist in establishing
absolute length of standard meter, 1892;
senior asst. in charge Astrophys. Observa-
tory, Washington, 1892-4; asst. prof, phys-
ics, Univ. of Chicago, 1894-6; asst. prof,
astrophysics, Yerkes Observatory, 1896-7;
asso. prof, same, 1897-8; sp'l eng'r and ex-
pert work, Pittsburg, Washington, 1898-9;
mem. Am. Physical Soc, Astron. and As-
trophys. Soc. of Am., Eng'rs Soc. Western
Pa. Asst. editor Astrophysical Journal;
asso. editor Harper Bros.' Scientific Mem-
moirs. Has written 67 papers in scientific
journals and proceedings of scientific socs.
Address: Riverview Av., Allegheny, Pa.
WADSWORTH, James W., congressman,
farmer; b. Phila., Oct. 12, 1846; prepared at
New Haven, Conn., to enter Yale, but en-
tered army, 1864, serving on staff Gen. G.
K. Warren to end of war. Supervisor town
of Geneseo, 1875-7; mem. assembly, 1878-9;
comptroller State of N. Y., 1880-1; mem.
Congress, 1881-5 and 1891-1903, 30th N. Y.
dist. ; Republican; chmn. Com. on Agr., 55th
Congress. Home: Geneseo, N. Y.
WAGNALLS, Adam Willis, v. -p. Funk
& Wagnalls Co., publishers; b. Lithopolis,
O., Sept. 24, 1843; grad. Wittenberg Coll.,
Springfield, O.,, 1866; m. 1868, Anna Willis,
of Lithopolis, O. ; city clerk, Atchison,
Kan., 1871-3; since 1876 in publishing busi-
ness, New York; one of original founders
Funk & Wagnalls Co. ; prin. work the Funk
& Wagnalls Standard Dictionary. Address:
30 Lafayette PL, New York.
WAGNALLS, Mabel, writer, musician; b.
Kansas City, Mo., April 20, 1871; d. A. W.
W., of Funk & W., publishers, and Anna
W. W. ; entire ed'n at home under mother's
tuition until going to Europe, at 14 yrs. of
age; studied music in Paris and Vienna,
and under Franz Kullak in Berlin; played
piano in Berlin Sing Akademie with orches-
tra, 1889. Am. debut with Theodore Thomas
Orchestra, Jan. 11, 1891, in New York; ap-
peared with Anton Seidl's Orchestra, 1892;
at N. Y. State Music Teachers' Conv., Bing-
hamton, 1897, and at other concerts. Author:
Miserere: A Musical Story, 1892; Stars of
the Opera, 1898; Selma, the Soprano, 1898,
all F3. Wrote: Stories of the Operas (12
WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA
nos.), Werner's Mag., 1894-5; The Mystery
of Karina Douimirska (musical story), New
York World, 1893; Seven Ages of a Musi-
cian (7 nos.), now running in the fitude,
Phila. ; Marietta Holley as Her Friends
Know Her, Ladies' Home Journal, 1900; and
other short stories in Musician and Voice.
Residence: 230 Central Park South. Office:
30 Lafayette PI., New York.
WAGNER, Arthur Lockwood, lt.-col.
U. S. A.; b. Ottawa, 111., March 1G, 1853; .$.
Joseph H. and Matilda (Hapeman) W. ;
grad. West Point, 1875; 2d It. 6th U. S.
inf., June 16, 1875; 1st It., Oct. 18, 1882;
capt., April 2, 1892; maj. and asst. adj.-
gen., Nov. 18, 1896; lt.-col. and asst. adj.-
gen., Feb. 25, 1898; m. Sept. 5, 1883, Annie
B., d. Andrew Howard, of Pittsburg. Served
in Dak., Mont., Colo, and Utah, Sioux cam-
paigns, 1876-7; Ute campaigns, 1880-1; prof,
military science and tactics at E. Fla.
Sem., Gainesville, Fla., 1882-5, Ft. Doug-
las, Utah, 1885-6; instr. art of war. U. S.
Inf. and Cav. School, Fort Leavenworth,
Kan., Nov., 1886, to April, 1897; in charge
mil. information div., War Dept., Washing-
ton, April, 1897, to May, 1898; on staff Maj.-
Gen. Miles in war with Spain; detached for
duty on staff Maj. -Gen. Lawton in campaign
in Cuba until surrender of Santiago; with
Gen. Miles in Porto Rico; adj. -gen. Dept.
Dak., St. Paul, Minn., Jan. to Nov., 1899;
adj. -gen. 1st div. 8th army corps, Philip-
pine Islands, Dec. 22, 1899, to April 7, 1900,
on staff Maj. -Gen. Bates in campaign in
Province of Cavite; adj. -gen. dept Southern
Luzon since April 7, 1900. Author: The
Campaign of Koniggratz, 1889; Organization
and Tactics, 1895; The Service of Security
and Information, 1893; A Catechism of Out-
post Duty, 1896. Received gold medal of
Mil. Service Inst'n of U. S. (1884) for essay
on "The Military Necessities of the United
States and the Best Provisions for Meeting
Them." Address: Manila, P. I.
WAGNER, Clinton, M. D.; b. Baltimore,
Oct. 28, 1837; ed. Coll. of St. James, Md.;
grad. University of Md., School of Medicine,
Baltimore, 1859; interne, Univ. Hosp., 1858-
60; commissioned asst. surgeon U. S. A.,
Oct. 11, 1860; served in Texas, 1860-1; was
on duty with troops surrendered by Gen.
Twiggs; on duty during entire war; estab-
lished several U. S. hosps. ; med. dir. 2d div.
5th army corps in Army of Potomac; was at
battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine
Run, Brandy Station and minor engage-
ments; med. insp. 5th corps, 1863-5; bvtd.
maj. and lt.-col.; promoted surgeon with
rank of maj., July 28, 1S66; resigned com-
m'n, 1869; studied diseases of nose and
throat, London, Berlin and Vienna, 1869-71;
since then specialist in those diseases in
New York; m. 1882, Elizabeth Vaughan,
London, England. Mem. Mil. Order Loyal
Legion. Address: 19 E. 38th St., New York.
WAGNER, Frank Caspar, asso. prof, of
steam and elec. eng'ring, Rose Polytechnic
Inst., since 1896; b. Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct.
5, 1864; .j. William and Priscilla Meller W.;
grad. Univ. of Mich., A. M., 1884; sp'l
studies mech. eng'ring, 1881-5; m. Ann Ar-
bor, Mich., June 16, 1892, Mabel E. Peck.
At eng'ring work with Thomson-Houston
Electric Co., 1886-9; teaching mech. eng'ring,
Univ. of Mich., 1890-6. Mem. American Soc.
Mech. Eng'rs; fellow A. A. A. S. Wrote:
An Analysis of Dynamo Design, Electrical
World, 1887; Friction Tests of a Locomo-
tive Slide Valve, Trans. Am. Soc. Mech.
Eng'rs, 1899. Residence: 730 S. 6th St., Terre
WAGNER. Robert Leicester (Rob Wag-
ner), artist; b. Detroit, Aug. 2, 1872; at-
tended Univ. of Mich, (class 1895, Sigma
Phi), but left before graduation. Artist on
Detroit Free Press, 1895-6; Clack Book,
Lansing, Mich., 1896-7; later the Criterion,
New York. Mem. 7th regiment, N. Y. Na-
tional Guard. Unmarried. Address: Care The
Clarke Co., Ltd., 125 High Hoborn, London
W. C, England.
WAGNER, Samnel, lawyer; b, Phila., Dec.
28, 1842; s. Samuel and Emilie Obrie (Du-
val) W. ; ed. Episcopal Acad., Philadelphia,
1851-7; grad. Univ. of Pa., 1861, A. M., 1864;
studied in law school, Univ. of Pa., 1864;
in., Philadelphia, Sept. 5, 1893, Anne Leon-
ard, d. Edward Seymour Harlan and g.d.
Dr. Richard Harlan, distinguished scientist.
Instr. mathematics, Episcopal Acad., 1861-
3; served in 1st regt. Pa. militia, 1862-3;
admitted to Philadelphia bar, 1866; to Su-
preme Court of Pa., 1869; to Supreme Court
U. S., 1881; chief of editorial staff "Penn
Monthly," 1881-3; trustee Free Library of
Philadelphia; one of the founders of the
Pa. Museum and School of Industrial Art;
pres. Wagner Free Inst, of Science since
1884; mem. Am. Philos. Soc, since 1885.
Has written occasional papers and contri-
butions to reviews. Residence: Greenbank
Farm, West Chester P. O., Pa. Office:
Franklin Bldg., 133 S. 12th St., Philadelphia.
WAHL, William Henry, scientific jour-
nalist, metall. and electro-chemist; b. in
Phila., Dec. 14, 1848; s. John H. and Caro-
line R. W. ; ed. public schools, Philadelphia
and Dickinson Coll., A. B. 1867; Ph. D.
Univ. Heidelberg, Germany, 1869; special
courses in chemistry, geology, mineralogy;
m., Sept. 9, 1874, Julia Lowther, Seafield,
Co. Mayo, Ireland. Resident Sec. Franklin
Inst., 1870-4, and since 1882; instr. science
Episcopal Acad., Phila., 1871-3; prof, physics
and physical geography Central High School,
1873-4. Editor Polytechnic Review, Phila.,
1876-8; asso. editor Engineering and Min-
ing Journal, New York, 1878-80; editor
Manufacturer and Builder, New Y T ork, 1880-
82; editor Journal Franklin Institute, 1870-4
and since 1882. Author: Galvanoplastic
Manipulations, 1883 B2; Techno-chemical
Receipt Book (with Wm. T. Brannt), 1885
B2; Handbook of Assaying (Wedding) trans-
lated, with additions, from German; Icono-
graphic Encyclopaedia, Vol. V., Construc-
tive Arts, Phila., 1893; Historical Sketch
of the Franklin Institute, 1894; Report on
Petroleums, as to their Safety and Danger,
Nat. Bd. of Fire Underwriters, New York;
Wasted Forces, Popular Science Monthly.
1S75; A New Method for the Preparation of
Metallic Manganese, Jour. Franklin Inst.,
WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA
1893; Preparation of Metallic Alloys, same,
1893. Residence: 1136 N. 13th St. Office: 15
S. 7th St., Philadelphia.
WAHLSTROM, Matthias, prof, since 1880,
pres. since 1881, Gustavus Adolphus Coll. ;
b. Blekinge, Sweden, Nov. 28, 1851; ed. in
common schools, Carver Co., Minn.; grad.
Augustana College, Rock Island, 111., 1877
(A. M., Ph. D., 1894); ordained to ministry;
m., July 6, 1879, Selma C. Ekstrom, of
Lindsborg, Kan.; missionary among the
Comanche Indians, Indian Ty., 1879. Mem.
city library bd. since 1896; mem. bd. of
ed'n of city schools since 1897. Address:
St. Peter, Minn.
WAINWRIGHT, Dallas Bache, asst. U.
S. Coast and Geodetic Survey; b. Washing-
ton, D. C, Dec. 12, 1852; 5. Commander
Richard Wainwright, U. S. N. ; grad. Emer-
son Inst., Washington, D. C. ; technical
studies as civil engineer; m., Washington,
D. C, 1880, Rosa G. Kendig. In charge of
parties engaged in Coast and Geodetic Sur-
vey since 1877. Mem. Nat. Geog. Soc.
Residence: 1409 Chapin St., Washington.
WAINWRIGHT, Richard, comdr. U. S.
N.; b. Washington, Dec, 17, 1849; 5. Comdr.
Richard Wainwright (died nr. New Orleans,
Aug. 10, 1862, while comdg. Farragut's flag-
ship "Hartford"); grad. Naval Acad., 1868;
promoted ensign April 19, 1869; master,
July 12, 1870; It. Sept. 23, 1873; lt.-comdr.
Sept. 16, 1884; comdr. March 3, 1899. Served
on various stas. and duties; was exec, offi-
cer of battleship Maine when she was
blown up in Havana harbor, Feb., 1898;
comd. Gloucester in War against Spain;
took part in destruction of Cervera's squad-
ron, July, 1898; after war in command of
ships at U. S. Naval Acad; supt. U. S.
Naval Acad, since March 15, 1900. Address:
Navy Dept., Washington.
WAIT, Charles Edmund, prof, chemis-
try, Univ. of Tenn., since 1888; b. Little
Rock, Ark., Nov. 3, 1849; grad. Univ. of
Va., C. E., M. E., B. S., 1874, (Ph. D., Univ.
of Mo.); dir. School of Mines of Mo., 1877-
88. Mem. Am. Inst. Mining Eng'rs. Am.
Chem. Soc, Brit. Ass'n Adv. Science; fel-
low Chem. Soc. of London. Author: Bul-
letins No. 29, 53 and 89, on Nutrition, U8;
and numerous chem. papers. Address: Knox-
WAIT, Lucien Augustus, prof, mathe-
matics, Cornell; b. Highgate, Vt., Feb. 8,
1846; s. Norval Douglas and Marion Sarah
W. ; prepared at Phillips Exeter Acad. ;
grad. Harvard, 1870; m. Aug. 12, 1873, Anna
J. Dolloff. Since fall of 1870 connected
with math. dept. Cornell Univ. ; U. S. con-
sul Athens and Piraeus, Greece, 1873-4
asst. prof, mathematics, Cornell, 1870-7
asso. prof. 1877-90; prof., 1890-5; head math
dept. since 1895. Mem. Am. Math. Soc, Phi
Beta Kappa Soc; Zeta Psi fraternity; was
mem. Inst, of 1770 when at Harvard. Resi-
dence: 135 East Av., Ithaca, N. Y.
WAITE, Catharine Van Valkenbnrg,
author; b. (Van Valkenburg) Dumfries, Can.
West, Jan. 30, 1829; grad. Oberlin Coll.,
O., 1853; !., 1854, Charles Burlingame
Waite. Grad. Union Coll. of Law, Chicago;
admitted to the bar and established the
Chicago Law Times, becoming its editor;
pres. Woman's Internat. Bar Ass'n, 1888.
Author: The Mormon Prophet and His Ha-
rem. Residence: 98 Loomis St., Chicago.
WAITE, Charles Burlingame, author;
b. Wayne Co., N. Y., Jan. 29, 1824; 5. Dan-
iel D. and Lucy (Clapp) W. (A. M., Knox
Coll., Galesburg, 111., 1854). Admitted to
bar, 1847; practiced in Chicago until 1862;
asso. justice Supreme Court, Utah, 1862-5;
dist. att'y Idaho, 1865-66; since then en-
gaged in literary pursuits in Chicago; m.,
Catharine Van Valkenburg, 1854. Author:
History of the Christian Religion to the
Year A. D. 200, 1881; A Conspiracy Against
the Republic, 1899; Herbert Spencer and His
Critics, 1900; Jesus the Essene; contribu-
tor to all free-thought publications, being
agnostic freethinker. Residence: 98 Loomis
WAITE, Davis Hanson, ex-gov. Colo.;
b. Jamestown, N. Y., April 9, 1825; s. Joseph
and Olive (Davis) W. ; ed. in village school
and Jamestown Acad.; studied law; mcht.
in Wis., 1850-7; m., 1st, Sauquoit, N. Y.,
Sept. 15, 1851, Frances E. Russell; 2d, On-
tario, 111., Jan. 8, 1855, Mrs. Celia O. Malt-
by. Mem. Wis. legislature, 1857; Republi-
can; taught high school at Houston, Mo.,
1859-60; returned to N. Y., 1861; edited
Chautauqua (N. Y.) Democrat (Republican
organ), and later prop'r Jamestown (N. Y.)
Journal until 1876; conducted ranch and
practiced law, Larned, Kan., 1876-9; mem.
Kan. legislature, 1879; practiced law, Lead-
ville, Colo., 1879-81; practiced law and edited
Union Era, reform paper, Aspen, Colo., 1881-
91; delegate to St. Louis Conf., 1892, which
organized People's Party; also to Nat.
Conv., 1892, at Omaha; gov. Colo., 1893-4;
defeated for re-election; Populist. Address:
WAITE, John Leman, editor Burlington
(la.) Hawk-Eye; b. Ravenna, Portage Co.,
Ohio, Aug. 29, 1840; s. John and Martha
Amelia (Clark) W. ; ed. Ravenna, Ohio, 1848-
59, and at Chicago Acad, and Business
Coll.; m. Burlington, la., Sept. 21, 1864,
Letitia Caroline Williams. In telegraph
service as operator and supt. telegraph,
1858-69; became city editor the Burlington
Hawk-Eye, 1869, later managing editor;
now editor and publisher; postmaster, Bur-
lington, apptd. by President Arthur, 1882-6;
apptd. postmaster by President McKinley,
1898. Republican. Address: Burlington, la.
WAITE, Merton Benway, vegetable pa-
thologist, U. S. Dept. Agr. ; b. Oregon, 111.,
Jan. 23, 1865; 5. E. J. and Elizabeth (Ben-
way) W.; grad. Univ. of 111., B. S., 1887;
soon after becoming connected with Ag'l
Dept. Author: Pollenation of Pear Flow-
ers; Pear Blight and Its Remedy; and oth-
er bot. papers. Address': Dept. of Agricul-
WAKE, Charles Staniland, anthropolo-
gist, author; b. in England, March 22, 1835;
ed. Hull Coll., England; ex-dir. of the
Anthropol. Inst, of Great Britain and Ire-
WHO'S WHO IN AMKUK'A
land; mem. gen. com. British Ass'n Adv
Science; corr. mem. Brooklyn Ethical Boc;
asso. Sim. Psychical Research, England
Contributor to BClentiflc and other jours.
and mags., ehielly on anthropol., soclol
and philos. subjects. Author OX System of
Color and Musical-Tone Relations. Now
connected with Field Columbian Museum.
Author: Chapters on Man, L862 F5; The
Evolution of Morality (2 vols.), 1878 F5;
The Origin and Significance of the Great
Pyramid, 1882 F5; Serpen! Worship, and
Other Essays. 1888 F5; The Development of
Marriage and Kinship, lss'.l I-':.; The II i
etry of Science, 1899 XI. Editor of Me-
moirs of the Congress of Anthropology, Chi-
cago, 1893-94 S10. Address: The Rosalie, 248
E. 57th St., Chicago.
WAKIOIiAND, Charles Richard, pres.
Pike Coll. since 1900; b. Carroll Co., lnd.
Nov. 4, 1870; s. C. R. and Rebecca W.
grad. Northern lnd. Normal School, 1893
sp'l courses in pedagogy, State Normal
Univ., Normal, 111.; m., 1895, Annette, d.
S. H. Graves, Villa Ridge, 111. Prin. Los-
tant public schools, 1898-1900. Wrote and
published several articles on science in the
grades, 1897-1900; Republican. Address:
Bowling Green, Mo.
WAKEMAJi, Antoinette van Hoesen,
author, mag. writer; b. Cortland Co., N.
Y., Dec. 4, 1854; d. John and Rodin (Bou-
nat) Van Hoesen; ed. Jennings Inst., Au-
rora, 111., and Woman's Coll., Evanston,
111.; has been sp'l article writer and corr.
Chicago Tribune and Times, St. Paul Pio-
neer Press, and Minneapolis Jour. ; was 4
yrs. on sp'l article and editorial staff Chi-
cago Evening Post; chmn. of programs
Woman's Press Auxiliary Congress, World's
Columbian Exp'n. Author: Scientific Sewing
and Garment Cutting, 1898 S6; Questions
of Conscience (a novel), 1900 H17; How to
be Attractive and Successful, 1900. Wrote
in series: Dickens the Teacher, The Current
Chicago, 1885; Famous Women Preachers
of America, Am. Press Assn. Syndicate,