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country, complimenting him upon his masterly
exposition of the law. Among these were the late
Josiah Quincy and Sidney Bartlett, of Boston;
Mr. Justice Swayne, of the United States Supreme
Court; the late Thomas A. Ewing, of Ohio, and
many others. His brief, which was in the shape
of a bound volume of several hundred pages, was
in great demand in this country and in Europe,
and was most kindly reviewed by several of the
leading legal periodicals and journals in Great
Britain.

In the last two conventions for the revision of
the constitution of the State, in 1862 and 1870,
Judge Anthony served as a delegate. In the
convention of 1862, Mr. Anthony's colleagues
were Henry Muehlke, Hon. John Wentworth, and
Melville W. Fuller, now Chief Justice of the
United States. In both conventions, Mr. An-
thony took a leading part, being regarded as one
of the most expert members upon constitutional
law and methods of procedure. In the conven-
tion of 1870 he served on the Executive, Judicial
and Railroad Committees, reporting many of the
provisions of the present constitution relating to
those matters. He was instrumental in provid-
ing for Appellate Courts and additional judges in
Cook County, when the public business required
it. Whenever he spoke in the convention, he
commanded attention, and always spoke to the
point, clearly and forcibly.

Judge Anthony was one of the founders of the
Republican party in Illinois, and was a delegate
to the first convention of that party in Cook



County. He took a conspicuous part in the third-
term movement in z88o, and was a delegate in
the National Convention which nominated Gen.
Garfield for President. In the fall of that year
he was elected Judge of the Superior Court of the
city of Chicago, and re-elected six years later,
filling the position twelve years with dignity, im-
partiality and expedition of public business. He
was the founder of the Chicago Law Institute,
having drawn the charter and visited Springfield
twice at his own expense to secure its passage
by the Legislature, and was three times made
President of the Institute. He has been an ex-
tensive traveler, both in his native country and
over Europe, and the reviews and periodicals of
this country have been often enriched by his ob-
servations. His ripe scholarship and keen obser-
vation conspire to make his utterances and writ-
ings valuable to his fellows.

Judge Anthony is a rapid thinker, and grasps
a point with a celerity which contributed no little
to his advancement in the profession which he
adorns. He writes with facility, and his contri-
butions to legal periodicals are numerous and
able. They cover almost every legal topic, and
are authorities wherever found. His descriptions
of Russian and British courts and methods of
procedure are likely to prove interesting to one
not particularly versed in law, and are of especial
value to the profession. He also gives much
thought and study to historical and philosophical
topics, on which he has written much. His
treatise on the "Law of Self- Defense" should be
read and carefully considered by every citizen.

Judge Anthony is one of the founders of the
Chicago Public Library, and was a member of
its first Board of Directors. He has been es-
pecially active in the effort to preserve the mem-
ory of the pioneers, whose number is now very
small. When all have passed away, who shall
commemorate their virtues? "Let the record be
made of the men and things of to-day, lest they
pass out of memory to-morrow and are lost. ' ' At
the annual meeting of the State Bar Association
in 1892, he read a very interesting paper, entitled
"Remember the Pioneers," which is replete with
interesting reminiscences. At the meeting of the



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F. C. HAGEMAN.



association in 1893, Judge Anthony was elected
President, an honor most worthily bestowed. In
1889 the Judge received from his alma mater the
degree of Doctor of Laws, to which his merit had
long entitled him.

On the i4th of July, 1852, Elliott Anthony
married Miss Mary Dwight, a sister of his law pre-
ceptor, and grand-daughter of President Dwight,
the well-known head of Yale College. A daugh-
ter (now deceased) and three sons have been given
him, two of whom are associated with him in
the practice of law in Chicago.

During his busy life, into which has been
crowded an immense amount of labor in the in-
terest of his fellow-men, Judge Anthony has ever
kept in sight the wish to accomplish something
worthy of emulation and commemoration, as
evidenced in his remarks upon the virtues and



works of a co-laborer and brother judge, with
which this notice may be fittingly closed. He
said: "May our successors in the profession look
back upon our times, not without some kind re-
grets and some tender recollections. May they
cherish our memory with that gentle reverence
which belongs to those who have labored ear-
nestly, though it may be humbly, for the ad-
vancement of the law. May they catch a holy
enthusiasm from the review of our attainments
however limited they may be, which shall make
them aspire after the loftiest possessions of human
learning. And thus may they be enabled to ad-
vance our jurisprudence to that degree of perfec-
tion which shall make it a blessing and protection
to our own country, and excite the just admiration
of mankind."



DR. FREDERICK CHARLES HAGEMAN.



0R. FREDERICK CHARLES HAGEMAN,
one of the most useful and influential citizens
of DuPage County, and a former prominent
citizen of Chicago, was a son of Dr. Christoph
Hageman, and was born at Minden, Prussia, on
the 26th of November, 1817. His mother died
when he was a mere child, and at the age of six-
teen he set out for America. His first employ-
ment was on the Great Lakes as a sailor, and he
settled in Chicago in the fall of 1843. His father
came to join him, and was one of three persons
who escaped from a burning steamer on Lake
Erie, the brother and step-mother of our subject
being lost in that disaster. The first regular
graduating class of five from Rush Medical Col-
lege, Chicago, in 1847, included Frederick C.
Hageman. In connection with his practice, he
opened a drug store on South Water Street, Chi-
cago, removing later to North Clark Street, and



thence to Indiana Street, where he built the first
brick structure on the North Side. Here he
served as Alderman, and was at one time City
Physician.

In the spring of 1852, Dr. Hageman moved to
Winfield, DuPage County, and invested in farm
lands, becoming in time an extensive owner. He
lived there for a few years, but spent most of his
remaining years in Wheaton, and was a very suc-
cessful physician. He was elected Coroner during
the first years after coming here, and filled that
position several terms, being the incumbent at
the time of his death, which occurred on the 3d
of September, 1869.

Dr. Hageman was an active and public-spirited
citizen, and did much to promote the prosperity
of the community. He was active in securing
the county seat at Wheaton, which involved the
construction of a court house as a gift to the






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375



county. He was reared in the Lutheran faith,
but espoused Universalism, and was an ardent
Democrat in political contests, and a member of the
Masonic order. He made many addresses in sup-
port of the war for the Union through Kane, Du-
Page and other counties, and materially aided in
raising the Eighth and Twelfth Illinois Cavalry
regiments, and the One Hundred and Fifth In-
fantry. He went out as Assistant Surgeon of the
One Hundred and Forty-first Infantry, which
served a short time in garrison duty. He was a
supporter of Abraham Lincoln in his second cau-
didacy for President.

At Buffalo, in June, 1843, our subject married
Miss Margaret Snyder, a native of Elsass, Ger-
many, who came to America when seven years
old with her parents, George and Anna Mary
(Gearhardt) Snyder. George Snyder was a tal-
ented architect, but understanding no English,
he was obliged to accept any employment that
offered when he arrived at Buffalo. While em-



ployed as a hodcarrier in the repair of a church,
he noticed that the builders had great difficulty in
following the plans. He essayed to explain, and
showed such interest and knowledge that an in-
terpreter was obtained, through whom he so in-
telligently directed the work that he was placed
in charge, and from that time had no lack of em-
ployment in his profession. Mrs. Hageman was
born April 21, 1821, and died November 19,
1887. She was a woman of much intelligence
and ability, and conducted her husband's estate
with greater skill than had marked his own man-
agement of it during his life.

Of the six children of Dr. and Mrs. Hageman,
the first died in infancy. Dr. Frederick Christian
Hageman, of Chicago, is the second. Mary
(Mrs. Henry Grote), George W. and Franklin
Julius are residents of Wheaton. Louis B. died
at Wheaton February 8, 1892, aged thirty-four
years.



BRAMAN LOVELESS.



BRAMAN LOVELESS, eldest son and third
child of Ariel C. Loveless, is among the suc-
cessful business men of DuPage County and
Chicago, and prominent in charitable and Chris-
tian work. He was born May 27, 1839, in Had-
ley, Saratoga County, N. Y. He was fifteen
years old when the family came West, and re-
mained on the farm with his father until Febru-
ary, 1859, when he started for Pike's Peak, to
engage in mining, that "El Dorado" having just
been discovered. Proceeding by rail to a point
forty miles west of Dubuque, Iowa, then the
terminus of the railway, he traveled overland,
much of the way on foot, to Omaha, where he
joined a wagon train. On reaching the moun-



tains, he was stricken with mountain fever, and
was obliged to return home. He again took up
farming with his father until the spring of 1861.
He had just rented a farm and prepared to en-
gage in business on his own account, when the
War of the Rebellion broke out. Stirred by pa-
triotic impulses, he at once offered his services
in defense of the Union, and was enrolled as a
member of Company A, Thirty -sixth Illinois In-
fantry, on the 8th of August. Although a mem-
ber of the regimental band, Mr. Loveless carried
a musket through part of his service, taking part
in some fierce engagements. The regiment was
stationed at first at Rolla, Mo. , whence it marched
in dead of winter to Pea Ridge, Ark., taking



BRAMAN LOVELESS.



part in the battle at that point under Gen. Sigel.
On the way to Pittsburgh Landing, it marched
six hundred miles to Cape Girardeau, Mo. , where
transportation was taken by boat. Arriving at
Pittsburgh Landing, after the famous battle, it
proceeded southward, at one time marching eigh-
teen miles in the night to aid in investing Cor-
inth, Miss. From there it proceeded to Cincin-
nati, to join Gen. Lew Wallace, but was soon
transferred to Louisville, where it became a part
of the Second Division of the Fourth Army Corps,
under Gen. Sheridan. From this time the regi-
ment participated in many severe battles, among
which were Perryville, Stone River, Peach Tree
Creek, Kenesaw Mountain, Dallas, New Hope
Church, Atlanta and Jonesboro. The history of
this campaign is one of almost continual fighting,
and Mr. Loveless witnessed many scenes of cruel
carnage. He was mustered out September 23,
1864, having more than served out his three-
years term of enlistment, and without ever receiv-
ing a reprimand.

From 1865 to 1872 Mr. Loveless followed farm-
ing near Elgin, in Kane County. In May, 1872,
he went to Chicago and engaged for seven years
in the grain, feed and coal trade. Since selling
out this business, he has engaged in the hotel and
real-estate business with marked success. In
August, 1882, he purchased one hundred and
twenty acres of land at Turner, and five years
later added forty acres to this. The entire tract
was platted as an addition to the village of Turner
in 1893, and is known as Montvievv. Many lots
have already been sold, and this investment is
among the best made by a man known for fore-
sight and shrewdness in business. Like many
other investments in the neighborhood of Chi-
cago, this has proven a popular site, and is vindi-
cating the sagacity of its projector.

Mr. Loveless experienced religion in January,
1860, and united with the Methodist Episcopal
Church. In 1883 he began to extend the revival
work which he had been doing in a quiet way
for many years, and became a powerful and much-
sought aid in evangelistic work. Until failing
strength, in 1889, compelled him to resign this
work, he gave his entire attention to it and la-



bored in many Western States, chiefly in Iowa,
Illinois and California. In this he was ably as-
sisted by his wife, a lady of strong faith and
spirit. In reviewing his work, the Cedar Rapids
(Iowa) Republican said : ' 'Though his address had
no peculiar charm, and his work seemed devoid
of the personal magnetism which characterizes
the influence of many public speakers, his earnest-
ness and sincerity carried great power. ' ' He still
continues, as for many years past, to do mission
work in Chicago, and is an active temperance
worker, both by precept and example. In 1888
he was the Prohibition candidate for Senator from
the Fourteenth Illinois District, and has been
three years President of the County Committee of
that party, and four years President of the Whea-
ton Prohibition Club. From Lincoln to Garfield
he was a Republican, and is ready to again affili-
ate with the Republican party when it consents
to espouse the Prohibition issue.

October 17, 1860, Mr. Loveless married Miss
Mary Tweddale, a native of New York City, a
daughter of Garlius and Elizabeth Tweddale, na-
tives of Whithorn, an island in the south of Scot-
land. Mrs. Loveless was a teacher before her
marriage. She died in 1865, leaving a son, Frank
Ariel, now a resident of Chicago. On the 3d of
April, 1866, Mr. Loveless was again married, the
bride being Miss Huldah Elizabeth Holden, who
was born in Stockholm, St. Lawrence County,
N. Y. Her parents, John and Mary A. (Clark)
Holden, were natives, respectively, of England
and Gilsuni, N. H., the latter being descended
from an old New England family, dating from
the landing of the Pilgrims. Three children have
blessed the second union of Mr. Loveless, namely :
Braman H., Benjamin E. and Gertrude. The
second died February 5, 1893, and the first is
practicing law in Chicago and residing in Whea-
ton. Mrs. Loveless taught the first colored school
in the North, at Elgin, and continued in the
work three years. She is active in temperance
work, and is an officer in control of several char-
itable and philanthropic undertakings in Chicago,
independent of her husband's work, for the suc-
cess of which he gives her large credit.



W. A. SPALDING.



WILLIAM A. SPALDING.






fSGjILLIAM AUGUSTUS SPALDING, who
\ A I ^ or f or ty years lived a quiet and happy life
Y Y in Chicago, deserves more than a passing
notice on account of his manly, upright character
and the appreciation in which he was held by
those privileged to enjoy his acquaintance and
friendship. He was born at Onondaga Hill, four
miles from the city of Syracuse, New York,
August 17, 1815, and was the eighth child in the
family of Coit Spalding. The latter was born
May 10, 1772, and married Rhoda Cobb on the
8th of May, 1799. Of their family of eight sons
and three daughters, none are now living. The
mother died December 6, 1857, and the father
May 22, 1859.

The town and family of Spalding are known to
have existed in the southern part of Lincolnshire,
England, in the twelfth century, and about 1632
Edward Spalding left that place and settled in
Braintree, in the new colony of Massachusetts.
From the latter are descended nearly all bearing
the name in the United States, many of whom
have been distinguished as soldiers, ecclesiastics,
jurists, legislators, manufacturers and business
men. They were active in subduing the wilder-
ness and in establishing the church, school and
factory in New England. Many served in King
Philip's War, several distinguished themselves at
the heroic defense of Fort Groton, Connecticut,
and fifty-two participated in the Revolutionary
War, nine of whom were active in the battle of
Bunker Hill, where one fell from the back of his
disabled horse.



During the period of Mr. Spalding' s boyhood,
Syracuse was not the commercial center it now is,
and the community was wholly rural in its char-
acter. He enjoyed the limited advantages of so-
ciety and school which the time and region
afforded in early boyhood, but was thrown upon
his own resources while yet a mere }'outh. He
was fond of outdoor life, and took employment
as a railroad man, running west from Buffalo.
At the age of twenty-five years he had become a
conductor on the Michigan Central Railroad,
running between Detroit and Chicago. His
promptness, faithfulness and integrity are shown
by the fact that he remained in that employ until
his removal to Chicago, in 1852, to take charge
of the union station, operated by the Michigan
Central and Illinois Central Railways. This oc-
cupation further illustrated his capacity and the
confidence reposed in him by the officers of the
Michigan Central Railroad Company. Up to the
time of his death he filled this responsible posi-
tion, enjoying the respect of all who were brought
in contact with him. His home on Michigan
Avenue was the scene of quiet comfort, and he
was always a valued member of a small circle of
congenial friends. He loved to select his com-
panions, was always true in all the relations of
life, and was most appreciated by those who knew
him best. He was loath to talk of himself, con-
sequently it is now difficult to learn much of his
early life. That he was somewhat adventurous
in youth is indicated by his relation of his expe-
riences while on a voyage to Newfoundland,






382



JOSEPH KIPLEY.



during which the boat on which he was a passen-
ger was violently tossed about by the waves in a
storm, and he was in imminent danger of losing
his life. He was very fond of horses, and one of
his first purchases after he began to earn money,
was a driving horse. He believed in extracting
the most that was possible from life, and sought
to make those around him cheerful and contented
in mind, as he always was. He suffered from
gradual paralysis during the last five years of his
life, without murmuring, and passed away at hi s
home, April 16, 1892, his remains being depos-
ited at Rose Hill two days later. It is said that
he never had an enemy in the world. He was a
member of Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church;
was a high degree member of the Masonic frater-
nity, a life-long Democrat in political affiliations,
as was his father before him. He was named after
William Augustus Ellis, who was a nephew of



his father, and also a prominent early-day Demo-
crat.

April 18, 1852, Mr. Spalding married Miss
Jane Ann, daughter of William Augustus Ellis
and Prudence Horton, his wife. The Ellis fam-
ily, like the Spaldings, was early planted in New
England. The parents of William A. Ellis were
Warren Ellis, born February 26, 1766, and
Nancy Spalding, born February 2, 1774. They
were married January 17, 1793, and had five sons
and three daughters, William A. being the eldest
son and second child, born January 17, 1796, and
died July 27, 1832. He had two sons and a
daughter, Mrs. Spalding being the only survivor
at this time. Warren Ellis died August 10,
1813. The adopted daughter of William A. and
Jane A. Spalding is now the wife of Ferdinand
W. Peck, of Chicago (whose biography will be
found elsewhere in this work) .



JOSEPH KIPLEY.



(JOSEPH KIPLEY is Assistant Chief of Police
I of Chicago. He has reached this responsible
(/ and important position through meritorious
conduct, which has won for him promotion from
rank to rank, until he is now almost at the head
of the police department of the second city of the
Union. The record of his life is as follows: He
was born in Paterson, N. J. , in 1848, and is a son of
Charles and Catherine (Waller) Kipley. The
family is of German origin. The parents of our
subject were both born in Baden-Baden, Germany,
and there continued to reside until 1845, when
they crossed the Atlantic to America, and located
in New Jersey. The father is a carpenter by
trade, and has made that pursuit his life work.
Both parents are still living in Chicago, at the
age of seventy-seven years.

No event of special importance occurred during
the boyhood and youth of Joseph Kipley, who



was reared in his parents' home, and acquired
his education in the public schools of his native
State. He thus obtained a good knowledge of
the English branches, and has since been a close
student of the topics of the time and of current
events. When his school life was ended, he came
westward, locating in Chicago, and entered the
employ of R. B. Appleby, a picture dealer of this
city, with whom he continued until he entered
upon the work which led to his present position.
It was on the 22d of January, 1872, that he be-
came a member of the police force, serving as a
patrolman. From that position he has risen suc-
cessively, step by step, to a position of prominence.
When he joined the force it consisted of only two
hundred and fifty men, and he has made his way
without any political influence.

In 1872 Mr. Kipley was united in marriage
with Miss Winnefred Wheeler.



LIBRARY
OF THE
DIVERSITY OF ILLIN




SAMUEL E. GROSvS



S. E. GROSS.



383



SAMUEL EBERLY GROSS.



(pAMUEL E. GROSS is one of Chicago's best
2\ known business men, and especially in real-
ty estate circles has he a wide acquaintance.
He has long been active in promoting the growth
and advancement of the city, not merely for his
own interest, but largely for the benefit of the
community as well. He was born on the Old
Mansion Farm in Dauphin County, Pennsylva-
nia, November n, 1843. He is descended from
Huguenot ancestry, and reliable information
shows that the family lived in America in 1 726,
at which time Joseph Gross was the owner of
property in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
His grandson, who was the great-grandfather of
our subject, valiantly aided the colonies in their
struggle for independence and became a captain
in the service, his commission, dated November
25, 1776, being signed by John Hancock, Gov-
ernor of Pennsylvania. When the war was over
he went to Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, where
he owned extensive farm and milling interests.
His wife, who bore the maiden name of Sahler,
was of Holland descent on the paternal side, and
of Huguenot on the maternal, coming from the
'Du Bois family, which was prominent in Kings-
ton, New York, as early as 1649. The mother
of Mr. Gross was in her maidenhood Elizabeth
Eberly. She came of a family of German origin,
whose representatives have been prominent in
various professional walks in life.

The American people are coming iO recognize
more fully every day the fact that good blood tells.
The most prominent characteristics of Mr. Gross
are inherited from ancestors who were active in
war and in the same lines of business as himself.
His genealogy is traced as follows: Seigneur
Jean de Gros, Master of the Chamber of the
Count of Dijon, (died 1456), married Peronette
le Roye; their eldest son, Jean, of Dijon, Secre-



tary to Due de Bourgogne, married Philiberte de
Sourlam; their son, Ferry, of Dijon, in 1521,
married Phillipolte Wielandt; their son, Jean, of
Dijon, (died 1548), married Catharine lyaurym;
their son, Jean, of Dijon, in 1599, married Jacque-
line de Berneincourt; their son, Jean, of Dijon,
in 1620, married Leonore de Briard; their son,
Jacob, married Marie Debar, and removed from
France at the time of the persecution of the Hugue-
nots to the Palatinate, Germany, and later re-
moved to Mannheim on the Rhine. Their son,
Johann, of Mannheim, in 1665, married Miss
Neihart; their son, Johann Christopher, of Mann-
heim, in 1703, married Elizabeth Metger; and
their son, Joseph, in 1719, accompanied theMen-
nonites from the Palatinate to America, residing
for some time on the banks of the Hudson, and
removing afterward to Pennsylvania. He mar-
ried Catherina , owned property in

the neighborhood of the Trappe, Montgomery
County, Pennsylvania, previous to 1726, and land
in Philadelphia County in 1728, and died in 1753;
their son, John, of Montgomery County, married
Clara , and died in 1788; their son,

John, born in 1749, was a Captain in the War of
the Revolution. In 1778 he married Rachel Sah-



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