John William Leonard.

The book of Chicagoans : a biographical dictionary of leading living men and women of the city of Chicago (Volume 1911) online

. (page 84 of 230)
Online LibraryJohn William LeonardThe book of Chicagoans : a biographical dictionary of leading living men and women of the city of Chicago (Volume 1911) → online text (page 84 of 230)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook

in post or garrison schs. on the frontier, and
pub. schs. of Louisville, Ky., and at the Ken-
tucky Mil. Inst., until 1877; entered prep. sch.
for West Point at Sing Sing, N.Y., 1877-8; ap-
pointed cadet-at-large to the West Point Mil.
Acad., but after passing examination it was
discovered that a mistake had been made and
there was no vacancy; visited Europe for rec-
reation and study, 1879-80; LL.B., Columbian
Univ., 1882; married Alma Koehler, of De-
catur, 111., Feb. 12, 1891; 1 child: Dorothy Cham-
pion. Entered law office of Wright, Cummings
& Wright, Des Moines, la., as clerk, 1882; asst.
U.S. dist. atty. for Southern Dist. of la., 1884-6;
in gen. practice in Chicago, Jan. 1886; in part-
nership with E. M. Ehrlich for about 18 mos.:
then employed by Gov. John M. Hamilton as a
clerk; subsequently in partnership with John
M. Hamilton under the firm name of Hamilton
& Gilbert until about 1890; then associated
with Curtis H. Remy, 1890-1; apptd. asst.
corpn. counsel for the City of Chicago, Mar.
1891; then apptd. special assessment atty. in
charge of condemnation, special assessment and
ry. litigation, during the administration of
Mayor v\'ashburn; then in general practice with
Edward Maher under the firm name of Maher
& Gilbert; chief atty. for Sanitary Dist. of
Chicago, 1898-1900: then atty. for the South
Chicago City Ry. Co., and in general practice:
Feb. 1909, became associated with the firm of
Knapp & Campbell. Residence: 1235 N. State
St. Office: 72 W. Adams St.

QIABEST, Geonre A., insurance mgr. ; born
Clark Center, Clark Co., 111., Apr. 24, 1859; son
Dr. Samuel S. and Mary (Fredenberger) Gil-
bert; ed. pub. schools and in Asbury (now De-
Pauw) ITniv., Greencastle. Ind.; taught in pub.
schools of Coles Co.. 111.. 1876-9. meantime
reading law at Mattoon. 111.: married Mattoon,
111.. Apr. 20, 1881. Carrie Scott; children: Row-
ena, Charles R. Began ins. business in local
agency of Jackson & Spitler, Mattoon. 111., Mar.
to Oct. 1879; special agent Travelers' Ins. Co.
of Hartford, Conn., Oct. 7, 1879-June 1, 1887;
since then resident mgr. at Chicago of the Em-
ployer' Liability Assurance Corpn.. Limited.
Republican. Methodist. Mason, Ashlar Lodge,
Lafayette Chanter, Oriental Consistory. Clubs:
Union League. Hamilton. Residence: 5121 Wash-
ington .^v. Office: 29 S. LaSalle St.



QEtBEBT, Henry Kidder, viee-pres. The Buda
Co.; born Quincy, Mass., Jan. 12. 1869; son Al-
bert M. and Helen W. (Bascora) Gilbert; ed.
Univ. School, Chicago; married Anne C. Sar-
gent, of Evanston, 111., Sept. 19, 1895; children:
John. Henry, Horace. Was successively sec. to
the 1st vice-pres. of the C.,B.&Q.R.R.Co., au-
ditor for Crane Co., treas! and vice-pres. the
Sargent Co., treas. Am. Brake Shoe & Foundry
Co., then pres. the Ry. Appliances Co. until
1906; became sec. of the Buda Foundry & Mfg.
Co., 1906, and has been vice-pres. and dir. of
The Buda Co. since 1910. Republican. Clubs:
Chicago, Onwentsia, Chicago Golf. Residence:
Lake Forest, 111. Office: 637-647 Railway Ex-

QCLBEBT, Hiram Tbomton, lawyer; born
Troy Grove, LaSalle Co., 111., May 9, 1850; son
Dr. Alson I. and Marv C. (Hapeman) Gilbert;
ed. Cornell Univ., 1869-71; Univ. of Leipzig,
Germany, 1871-3; married at Ottawa, 1877.
Studied law In office of Charles H. Brush, Ot-
tawa, III., 1874; admitted to bar, Sept. 1875;
practiced in Ottawa; county judge of LaSalle
Co., 1882-1886; upon leaving bench, with James
W. Duncan, Andrew J. O'Connor, Vincent J.
Duncan and James H. Eckels established law
Arm of Duncan, O'Connor & Gilbert, until May
1888, when, with James Duncan, came to Chi-
cago and established firm of Duncan & Gilbert;
later Gilbert & Fell. Mem. Chicago Assn. of
Commerce. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, South
Shore Country, Press. Residence: 5234 Wood-
lawn Av. Office: First Nat. Bank Bldg.

OrLBEBT, James Harris, banker; deceased;
see Vol. 1905.

QH^BEBT, John Thornton, lawyer; born Sum-
ter, S.C, Nov. 30, 1870; son Allan A. and SaraTi
Ellen Gilbert; lineal descendant of Matthew
Gilbert. 2d deputy gov. of New Haven Colony;
ed. Gaffney City (S.C.) Mil. Acad., 1888-90;
course in classics Woftord Coll.. Spartenburg,
S.C, 1891; removed to Chicago, 1892; grad. Lake
Forest Univ., 1895; read law in office of Judge
Kirk Hawes, 1893-4. Admitted to 111. bar, 1895,
and since associated with his brother, Allan A.,
in firm of Gilbert & Gilbert. Republican. Mem.
M.E. Church. Mason. Clubs: Kenwood, Men's,
of Hyde Park. Residence: Hyde Park Hotel.
Office: 105 W. Monroe St.

QU^BEBT, 'William Candee, lawyer; born
Cairo, 111., Jan. 7, 1870; son William B. and
Kate (Barry) Gilbert; grad. Racine Coll., A.B.,
1889; Harvard Univ. Law School, LL.B., 1893:
married Ft. Atkinson. Wis., Oct. 8. 1902, Ethel
Tracy Ogden; 1 daughter: Kate Ogden. Began
practice of law in office of Green, Willits &
Robbins in fall of 1893; mem. law firm of Gil-
bert Bros., 1896-9; since then in practice alone
as corpn. atty. ; general counsel Blytheville,
Leachville and Ark. Southern R.R.Co. ; also,
since 1903, atty. for Paepcke Leicht Lumber
Co., Chicago Mill & Lumber Co., Chicago Pack-
ing Box Co. of 111., Am. Box Co. Mem. Chicago
Bar Assn., Chicago Law Inst. Episcopalian.
Mason (K.T. ); mem. Modern W^oodmen, Hoo
Hoo. Club: Evanston Golf. Recreations: golf
and fishing. Residence: 1571 Oak Av. Office:
938 W. Chicago Av.

GXLCHBIST, John Foster, asst. to the pres.
Commonwealth Edison Co.; born Chicago, Mar.
14, 1868; son James M. and Mary (Foster)
Gilchrist; ed. Chicago high schools and law
dept. Lake Forest Univ.; married Emma Lock
Boyd, Nov. 19, 1896; children: John M. and
Marian B. Entered service of the Chicago Edi-
son Co. as office boy, 1887; asst. to mgr. of
electricity sales dept., 1894-6; contract agent,
1896-1906; asst. to the pres. since 1906. Sec.
Economy Light & Power Co.; treas. Federal
Electric Co.. Federal Sign System; 2d vice-pres.
111. Valley Gas & Electric Co. Democrat. Pres-
byterian. Clubs: Union League. Chicago Ath-
letic. Chicago Yacht. Homewood Golf, South
Shore Country (Chicago), Industrial, Engi-

neers' (New York). Residence: 5406 Washing-
ton Av. Office: 120 W. Adams St.

QUiES, 'WilUam Alexander, retired; born Sa-
lem Hill, Mass., Oct. 6, 1836; ed. New Salem
Acad.; taught in high school; married Enfield,
Conn., 1858, Elizabeth Harper; children: Will-
iam F., Anna H., Kate S. (Mrs. Cyrus F. Hill),
Alice G. (Mrs. Dr. Edw. G. Sickler.) Came to
Chicago, 1862, and engaged in the wholesale
jewelry business; retired, 1882. Pres. New Eng-
land Soc. of Chicago, 1901-5; mem. Am. Acad.
Polit. and Social Science; dir. Am. Social Sci-
ence Assn. 8 yrs.; mem. Patriotic League of
America, Nat. Municipal League, United Char-
ities of Chicago, Chicago Assn. of Commerce;
asso. mem. Chicago Real Estate Board. Prom-
inent In sociological and economic affairs, and
lectured on these subjects at Chicago Univ.,
Northwestern Univ. and 111. Coll. Clubs: Union
League, Hamilton, Homewood (Country. Resi-
dence: 2537 Michigan Av. Office: The Rookery.

QrLES, 'William Frederic, real estate; born
Chicago, Dec. 26, 1868; son William A. and
Elizabeth (Harper) Giles; ed. pub. and private
schools, and univs. abroad; unmarried. In the
Union Nat. Bank, Chicago, as clerk and teller
from 1882 until it was merged into the First
Nat. Bank; since then in real estate. Clubs:
University (Chicago), Lake Zurich (111.) Golf.
Recreations: motoring and golf. Residence:
2537 Michigan Av. Office: 405 The Rookery.

QUiKET, Boscoe Beed, mgr. American Sure-
ty Co.; born Chicago, July 20, 1870; son Roscoe
Webster and Ellen (Reed) Gilkey; ed. pub.
grammar schools, Chicago; LL.B., Lake Forest
Univ., 1899; married Sarah Blanch Attee, of
i^incinnati. Began as fire underwriter at Green
Bay. Wis., where remained until 1888, when
went to Duluth, Minn.; engaged in fire insur-
ance business for a time; then entered the bank-
ing business with the American Exchange Bank,
remaining until 1894, when came to Chicago
and became identified with the American Sure-
ty Co. of New York, becoming mgr. for III. in
1906. Admitted to 111. bar, 1899, but has not
practiced, except for his company. Mem. board
of dirs. Northwestern Univ. Settlement. Repub-
lican. Congregationalist. Clubs: City, Exmoor.
Recreation: golf. Residence: Kenilworth, 111.
Office: 800 Commercial Nat. Bank Bldg.

*QIIiIi, Charles Edward, law publisher; see
Vol. 1905.

GTTiTiAN, John C, clergyman; born Chicago,
July 22, 1862; son John and Ellen (Redmond)
Gillan; ed. Holden School, St. Ignatius Coll.,
Chicago; A.B., St. Vincent's Coll., Cape Girard-
eau, Mo., 1882, A.M., 1884 (LL.D., 1909). Or-
dained priest Catholic Church, 1884; pastor All
Saints Church, Chicago, since Dec. 28, 1893.
Mem. Foresters of America, Knights of (Co-
lumbus. Address: 2542 Wallace St.

QI^IiESFIE, Bobert Henry, lumber; born
Chicago, Apr. 6, 1871; son John and Margaret
(Murray) Gillespie; ed. pub. schools and in
(Chicago Manual Training School to 1888; mar-
ried Chicago, Sept. 20, 1894, Clara Meinel; chil-
dren: Frances, Clara and John. Clerk Loomis
& Gillespie, lumber, 1888-93. for John Gillespie,
1893-1902; pres. and treas. John Gillespie Lum-
ber Co. since 1902. Pres. Lumbermen's Assn. of
Chicago, 1909, 1910. Republican. Mason (K.T.,
Shriner). Clubs: Hamilton. Chicago Athletic.
Recreation: fishing. Residence: Oak Park, 111.
Office: Cor. Lumber and Seward Sts.

QECiIiETT, Charles IT., banker; born Perry,
N.Y., Aug. 4, 1860; came to Chicago with par-
ents in childhood; ed. Hyde Park pub. schools;
married Carrie E. Bragg, May 1883; children:
Florence, Laura, Edwina. Employed in whole-
sale paper house until 1881. when he became a
messenger in the First Nat. Bank; with bank
ever since in various capacities; paying teller
5 vears, chief clerk 5 years, asst. cashier, Jan.
1900-1907, cashier. 1907-1910, vice-pres. and
cashier since July 1, 1910; also treas. Nat. Safe



Deposit Co. Clubs: Bankers' (mem. exec, com.),
III. Athletic. Homewood Country (dir.). Recre-
ations: golf and motoring. Residence: 5419
East End Boul. Office: First Nat. Bank.

fiTT.T.T!TT, charlos Warren, pres. and gen.
mgr. Wis. Pea Canners Co.; born Chicago, Jan.
12, 1876; son Egbert W. and Mary (Gaffney)
Gillett;ed. Sheffield Scientific School, Tale Univ.,
1897; married Chicago. Mar. 5, 1902, Elizabeth
Augustus Parker; 2 children: Elizabeth and
Charles W., Jr. Clerk and traveling salesman,
1897; advertising mgr., 1898; mgr. of Champion
Chemical Works and of Champion Can Works,
New York and Chicago, 1899-1900, and at same
time promoted Champion Iron & Steel Co., Mus-
kegon, Mich., which he sold to the U.S. Steel
Corpn., 1900. Started an unlisted bond and
stock dept. for Chapin & Gaylord. Chicago,
1900-1; became mem. C. H. Canby & Co., commn.
merchants on Chicago Board of Trade and New
York Stock Exchange, 1901-3; in 1903 formed
Arm of Glllett & Denniston, brokers, which dis-
solved Mar. 1, 1904, the firm of Charles W. Gil-
lett & Co.. of which he is head, succeeding; also
pres. E. W. Gillett Co., of Chicago and Toronto,
mfrs. of baking powders, etc.; in 1907 formed
the Wis. Pea Canners' Co., of which is pres. and
gen. mgr.; also pres. Central Guarantee Co, Re-
publican. Episcopalian. Was mem. 1st Regt.
I.N.G. Clubs: Chicago, Union League, Mid-Day,
Union, Onwentsia, Chicago Golf. Recreations:
motoring, shooting, tennis. Residence: Lake
Forest, 111. Office: Monadnock Blk.

QI^I^ETT, Walter Cook, pres. Chicago Paper
Co.; born Albany, N.Y., Aug. 10, 1852; son Tru-
man S. and Hannah (Noble) Gillett; grad. West
Division High School, 1869; married Chicago,
Sept. 3, 1873, Adnah Miller; children: Evis
(Mrs. S. P. Hayward), Walter Noble. Began
business life in employ of Gillett & Vernon, pa-
per merchants, 1871-4; then in firm of Clark,
Friend, Fox & Co., paper, until 1881, when or-
ganized the Chicago Paper Co., of which has
been pres. for the past 15 years. Mem. Chicago
Assn. of Commerce, 111. Mfrs.' Assn. Republic-
an. Mason; Royal League. Clubs: Chicago
Athletic, Edgewater Golf, Chicago Automobile,
South Shore Country. Recreations: golf, motor-
ing and fishing. Residence: 5022 Sheridan Rd.
Office: 366 W. Monroe St.

OI^I^ETTE, Edwin Fraser, architect and es-
tate mgr.; born Chicago, Oct. 19, 1863; son Ed-
win Lewis and Josephine Mighill (Perley) Gil-
lette; ed. private school at Chateau de Lancy,
Geneva. Switzerland, 1875-8; Allen's Acad., Chi-
cago, 1879-80; Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst.,
Troy, N.Y., 1880-5; Chicago School of Architec-
ture, Armour Institute of Technology, Chicago,
1904-6, B.S.; married San Francisco, Oct. 27,
1902, Mabel Hyde; children: Hyde. Edwin and
Helen. Since 1S85 engaged in real estate busi-
ness in Chicago, and since 1892, as mgr. of the
estate of E. L. Gillette. Also vice-pres. Strang
Engine Co. Republican. Unitarian. Clubs: Uni-
versity, Chicago Athletic (charter mem.), Chi-
cago Architectural. Recreations: yachting, driv-
ing and tennis. Residence: 137 E. Chicago Av.
Office: 8 S. Dearborn St.

QIK^ETTZ:, Howard Frank, broker in com-
mercial paper; born Chicago, Apr. 9, 1872; son
James F. and Jennie (Parker) Gillette; ed. Har-
vard School of Chicago; Lake Forest Acad.;
Berlin Univ., Germany; Harvard Coll.; North-
western Univ. Law School (LL.B., 1896). Be-
gan practice of law in 1897; associated in prac-
tice with the firm of Hoyne, Follansbee &
O'Conor for 3 years; in 1901-2 vice-pres. C. W.
Dempster & Co., wholesale hatters; traveled
abroad and in 1904 established as a broker in
commercial paper, representing the eastern firm
of W. O. Gay & Co.; on Apr. 1, 1909, was elect-
ed pres. of Merrill, Cox & Co., commercial pa-
per. Clubs: Chicago, University, Wheaton Golf,
Onwentsia, Saddle and Cycle; also Harvard
(New Y'ork). Recreations: racquets and tennis.

Residence: 2908 Michigan Av. Office: 407 The

QUmImIIIOSE, see also Gilmore.

OUAUOSE, Bobert Tracy, physician; born
Chicago, Sept. 9, 1867; son Robert A. and Isa-
dore Frances (Wilson) Gillmore; ed. public
schools; went to nied. dept. of Univ. of Mich.,
1889, attending 2 courses of lectures; M.D.,
Northwestern Univ. Med. Sch., 1892; married
Dr. Emma Wheat Hastings, of Quincy, Branch
Co., Mich,. June 21, 1900. Surgeon South Side
Elevated R.R. Co.; asst. professor gynecology.
Northwestern Univ. Med. School. Sec. Chicago
Gynecological Soc. ; mem. A.M.A.. Chicago Med.
Soc, Physicians' Club. Clubs: City, Press, 111.
Athletic, Woodlawn Park. Recreations: hunt-
ing, saddle, motoring. Residence: 6517 Kim-
bark Av. Office: Columbus Memorial Bldg.

QUiIiSOIT, Iionla Kossntb, patent atty.; born
Hudson. O.. Jan, 15, 1852; son Joseph and Ann
(Depere) Gillson; ed. pub. schools; read law in
offices of Spencer Ward, Chicago: married Ida
Bartholomew, of Cleveland, O., June 10, 1874;
2 sons: Charles B. and Joseph L. Admitted to
111. bar in 1894; mem. firm of Gillson & Gillson
since 1908. Mem. Patent Bar Assn. Club: Union
League. Residence: Wilmette, 111. Office: 1235
Monadnock Blk.

aUiVLAS, John E1U8, physician; born Har-
mar, suburb of Marietta, O., July 24, 1841; son
Dr. John Calvin and Elizabeth C. (Fay) Gil-
man; ed. schools of Marietta, and applied him-
self to the study of medicine and surgery un-
der his father's tuition until he was 17 years
old, when his father died; continued studies
under his elder brother, then practicing medi-
cine at Marietta, and under Dr. George Hart-
well, of Toledo, O. ; M.D., Hahnemann Med.
Coll., Chicago, 1871; married 1860, Mary D.,
daughter of William Johnson, of Westborough,
Mass.; 1 son: William T. He was the first
physician to ofCer his services for relief of suf-
ferers by the great fire of 1871; was appointed
by the Relief and Aid Soc. as sec. of its com.
on sick and hosps. Held chair of physiology,
sanitary science and hygiene, and afterwards
chair of materia medica, in the Hahnemann
Med. Coll. of Chicago, 1884-1904; is now emer-
itus prof. In 1906 introduced X-Ray in thera-
peutic use; afterwards used it in treating can-
cers, performing first surgical operation where
the X-Ray was used. Interested in art and was
a leader in building up and maintaining the old
Crosby Opera House Art Gallery; collaborated
with Joseph Wright in editing the Chicago Art
Journal for some years. Club: Chicago Ath-
letic. Residence: Hotel Kenwood. Office: Ma-
sonic Temple.

QIKMEB, Tbomas ewis, physician, dentist;
born Lincoln Co., Mo,, Feb. 19. 1849; son Dr. F.
G. and Sarah Jane (Loving) Gilmer; acad. edn.
in Mo. and 111.; D.D.S.. Mo. Dental Coll., St.
Louis, 1881; med. edn. in St. Louis Med. Coll.,
and Quincy (111.) Coll. of Medicine, M.D. from
latter, 1885; married Scottville, 111., Sept. 29,
1868, Ella M. Bostick; children: Mrs. Virginia
Gilmer Ames. Frank Bostick. Practicing medi-
cine and dentistry in Chicago since 1889; spe-
cialist in oral surgery; prof, oral surgery.
Northwestern Univ. Dental School: oral sur-
geon to St. Luke's Hosp. Mem. Chicago Med.
Soc, 111. State Med. Soc, Adams Co. Med. Soc,
A.M.A,, Nat, Dental Soc, 111, State Dental Soc,
etc., Chicago Dental Soc. Clubs: University,
Chicago Yacht. Residence: 3220 Lake Park Av.
Office: Marshall Field Bldg.

OHiMOBE, see also Gillmore.

GUiMOBI;, Amold Floiuer, physician; de-
ceased; see Vol. 1905.

QIKMOKI!, Charles Wood, coal merchant;
born Madison, Ind.. Aug. 31, 1868; son Thomas
W. and Jane (McCartney) Gilmore: grad. Chi-
cago pub. schools, 1884: married Mary Bogle,
of Chicago, Jan. 3, 1895; children: Delia May



and Ruth Bogle. Since 1S95 vice-pres. Crescent
Coal & Mining Co. Republican. Mason (K.T.,
Shriner). Clubs: South Shore Country, Chicago
Automobile, Press. Recreations: golf,"motoring.
Residence: 2126 North Park Av. Office: 80S
Fisher Bldg.

*QIZiUOBE, Tbomas Winlock, Jr., coal; see

Vol. li)0.").

*QIIiS01f, TUlotson W., publisher: see Vol.

OIMBi:!,, Horace B., wholesale hats; de-
ceased; see Vol. 1905.

QIKDEI^E, CbArles WUIlam, builder and con-
tractor; born Schweinfurth, Bavaria, Apr. 19,
1847; son John George and Louisa (Hirsch-
heimer) Gindele; came to U.S., Oct. 1850, and
to Chicago, Sept. 1852 (father was pres. Board
of Pub. Works, Chicago, 1861-7; pres. 111. &
Mich. Canal Board, 1867-9; county clerk Cook
Co., 1869-71); ed. pub. schools, Chicago; en-
listed, 1863, as private Co. G, 8th III. Cav.; pro-
moted to corporal and honorably discharged,
June 1865; then took course in Bryant & Strat-
ton's Business Coll.; married Chicago, Mar. 26,
1880, Lucy Elliott Ash (now deceased). In
spring of 1866 became street numbering clerk.
Board of Pub. Works; became associated in
spring of 1868 with his father (who established
business in 1857) in building and contracting
firm of J. G. Gindele & Sons, from which has
been developed the present corpn. of Charles
W. Gindele Co., engrs. and general contractors,
of which is pres. Has executed many large con-
tracts for private enterprises and ry. corpus.,
and also many structures for the U.S. Govt.,
such as court house, custom house and post-
office buildings; constructed the battlesnip "Il-
linois" at the World's Columbian Exposition,
and erected the Calumet Club House and many
other fine buildings in this city and all over
the country. Mem. Builders' and Traders' Ex-
change (pres., 1893-9), Masons' and Builders'
Assn. (pres. 3 terms) ; was on Joint arbitration
com. which settled the lockout strike of 1887,
and one of delegates at large of the Building
Contractors' Council, which successfully fought
the strike of 1900; was. dir. Nat. Assn. of
Builders. Mem. U.S. Grant Post G.A.R. and
Royal Arcanum. Clubs: Builders' (pres., 1901),
Hamilton (life mem.), Press (life mem.). South
Shore Country. Residence; 3745 Prairie Av. Of-
fice: 3333 LaSalle St.

OnrOCCHIO, Zioois, fruits; born Genoa, It-
aly, Dec. 27, 1853; son Peter and Catherine
(Marre) Ginocchio; ed. Italy; came to Chicago
in 1874; married 1881, Emelia Rizzi; children:
Andrew, Charles, Jennie, Rosa, Lydia, Joseph,
Flora. Has been engaged in the fruit business
since 1877; in 1896, with P. Costa and A. M.
Meyer, established firm of Ginocchio, Costa &
Co., wholesale dealers in foreign and domestic
fruits; also the United Fig and Date Co. Mem.
Christopher Columbus Soc, Garibaldi Soc. Res-
idence: 3021 Jackson Boul. Oflice: 33 W. South
Water St.

OIBABS, Alfred Conrad, brigadier-general
U.S.A.; born Switzerland. July 31, 1841; son
Prof. C. F. (of Univ. of Basel) and J. (Blumer)
Girard; grad. Univ. of Wiirzburg, CJermany,
1864; married Annie R., daughter J. P. M. Ep-
ping, U.S. marshal, of Charleston, S.C., Mar. 3,
1868. Asst. surgeon U.S.A., May 14, 1867; capt.
asst. surgeon. May 14, 1870; maj. surgeon, Nov.
17, 1887; It. -col. chief surgeon vols.. May 9,
1898-Apr. 12, 1899; It.-col. deputy surgeon-gen.,
Oct. 8, 1900; col. asst. surgeon-gen.. June 28,
1902; brig.-gen., Apr. 6, 1905; retired at own
request. Apr. 7, 1905. Served in depts. of La.
and Tex., 1867-82; visited hosps. in Europe and
published first report in I'.S. advocating anti-
septic surgery; then served 8 years on frontier
in campaigns against Indians, and after anoth-
er trip to Europe published an atlas of clinical
microscopy; just before Spanish- Am. War rep-
resented U.S. at an internat. congress, Madrid:
chief surgeon, 2d Army Corps, during Spanish-

Am. War; at its close equipped Gen. Hosp. at
the Presidio. Cal., where he took care of 19,000
patients in 3 years, mostly invalids from P.I. ;
chief surgeon Dept. Luzon, 1 year, then chief
surgeon Dept. Cal.; med. reference librarian,
John Crerar Library, Chicago, since 1907. Con-
tributor to med. Jours. Address: John Crerar
Library. Chicago.

OIBABSIM', Jules, life insurance; born Gal-
veston, Tex., June 6, 1855; son Victor and Eme-
lie (Fournie) Girardin; ed. pub. schs. and at
Christian Brothers' Coll. Began active career
as clerk in gen. ins. agene.v, at Galveston, 1872;
mem. firm of Beers, Kenison & Co., Galveston,
1881-7; in fire ins. business, in New York, 1887-
90; came to Chicago, 1890, as mgr. Phoenix Mu-
tual Life Ins. Co. of Hartford, Conn., in which
continues. Pres. Life Underwriters' Assn. of
Chicago. Independent in politics and religion.
Club: Southern. Recreation: reading. Resi-
dence: 4713 Forrestville Av. Office: The Temple.

QIBTEN, Micliael Francis, lawyer; born Le-
mont. Cook Co., HI., Aug. 20, 1871; son Peter
and Anna Maria (Theis) Girten; ed. Univ. of
Notre Dame (no degree); LL.B., Kent Coll. of
Law, Chicago, 1896; unmarried. Clerk for J. H.
Tedens & Co., Lemont, until 1889; bookkeeper
for M. Theis & Co., Lemont, 1889-93, then mem-
ber firm of Starshak & Girten, gen. merchants,
Lemont, until 1896; began practice in Chicago,
1896; Judge Municipal Court, 1906-10. Repub-
lican. Formerly clerk and atty. Bd. of Edn.,
Lemont; dir. Marquette Life Ins. Co., of 111.;
vice-pres. Catholic Knights of 111. Mem. Chica-
go Bar Assn., Royal League, Catholic Order of
Foresters, Catholic Knights of America, Ger-
man-Am. National Alliance, German Catholic
Central Soc, Am. Federation of Catholic So-
cieties, German Soc. of Chicago, Sennefelder
Lieder Kranz, Luxembourger (3esang Verein.
Recreations: bowling, walking. Residence: 5827
Princeton Av. Office; Peoples Gas Bldg.

GXiANZ, Charles, furrier;, deceased; see Vol.

OIiASEB, Edward !., grain commn.; born
Cincinnati, Oct. 23, 1861; son Lewis and Ada-
line Glaser; ed. Haven School and S. Division
High Sch., Chicago; married Etta, daughter of
Morris Rosenbaum, of Chicago, Sept. 21, 1893;
1 son: Morris Rosenbaum. Became mem. of the
Chicago Board of Trade, 1894; in same year
was elected sec. and dir. of Rosenbaum Bros,
(inc.), grain commn. merchants (established
1874), and after death of Morris Rosenbaum
was elected pres. Republican. Mem. Sinai Con-
gregation. Clubs: Standard, Lake Shore Coun-
try, Chicago Traffic. Recreations: golf, walk-
ing, and books; collector of etchings. Resi-
dence: 3668 Michigan Av., Chicago. Summer
Residence: Glencoe, 111. Office: Board of Trade.

a-IiJUm, Jolin McQaw, sec. 111. Manufactur-
ers' Assn.; born Fort Wayne. Ind., Nov. 14,
1859; son Judge John J. and Mary Jane Pat-
terson (McGaw) Glenn; A.M., Monmouth (111.)
Coll., 1883; married, Jeanie M. Chapin, of Kirk-
wood, 111., May 24, 1888; 4 children: Mary
Chapin, Helen, John J. and Robert. Began on
reportorial stafC of Monmouth Atlas, contin-
uing till 1886, when came to Chicago and was

Online LibraryJohn William LeonardThe book of Chicagoans : a biographical dictionary of leading living men and women of the city of Chicago (Volume 1911) → online text (page 84 of 230)