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St. Luke's Hosp.; chief surgeon, C.,R.I.&P.Ry.,
since 1902. Apptd. 1st It. Med. Reserve Corps,
U.S.A., 1911. Mem. Am. Surg. Assn., Am. Acad.
Medicine, Western Surg. Assn., Chicago Surg. Soc.,
A.M.A., III State Med. Soc., Chicago Med. Soc. Clubs:
Chicago Athletic, Flossmoor Country. Recreation:
golf. Home: 4539 Oakenwald Av. Office: 25 E.
Washington St.

PLUMMER, Wharton, lawyer; b. Tyrone, Pa.,
May 26, 1862; s. James S. and Charlotte (Wharton)
Plummer; A.B., Allegheny Coll., Meadville, Pa.,
1884 ;m. Memphis, Tenn.,Sept. 3, 1891, Claire Plum-
mer; children: Wharton, Jr., Dorothy Jean, Rich-
ard Peyton. Admitted to bar, 1886, and since in
practice at Chicago. Was capt. and adj. Mil. Bat-
talion at Allegheny Coll.; It. provisional regt. or-
ganized in Chicago by Col. J. F. Waters for service
in Spanish-Am. War, 1898. Mem. Delta Tau Delta
(was gen. sec. and editor of its journal, "The Rain-
bow"). Republican. Congregationalist. Recreation:
baseball. Home: Oak Park, 111. Office: 137 S. La
Salle St., Chicago.

POAGUE. see also Fogne.

POAGUE, diaries Martin, real estate, banking;
b. Greene Co., O., Aug. 23, 1856; s. Robert Davis
and Mary E. (Goode) Poague; attended Miami
Univ., Oxford, O., 1873-4; A.B., Kenyon Coll., Gam-
bier, O., 1878; LL.B., Cincinnati Law Sch., 1880; m.
Mt. Vernon, O., July 11, 1883, Catherine Walker, d.
of Dr. H. W. Smith; children: Walter S., Catherine
B. Admitted to Ohio bar, 1880; practiced at Cin-
cinnati until 1889, when removed to Chicago, and
established real estate business with William D.
McKey, as McKey & Poague ;pres. Woodlawn Trust
& Savings Bank; also pres. Woodlawn Safety De-
posit Co. Republican. Home: 5100 Kimbark Av.
Office: 1206 E. 63d St.

FODSTATA, Vaclav H., M.D. Removed to Liver-
more, Cal. (See vol. 1911.)

POEHiLMANN, August P., wholesale florist; b.
Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 21, 1869; s. John George
and Caroline (Hafemeister) Poehlmann; ed. gram-
mar sens., Milwaukee; m. Lulie V. Miller, of Chi-
cago, Apr. 18, 1895; 3 children: Earl Franklin, Ro-
land Morton, Virginia L. Began as florist's appren-
tice at 17; entered greenhouse business on own ac-
count at 20% yrs., in partnership with brothers,
Adolph and John; now pres. and treas. Poehlmann
Bros. Co., wholesale florists and supplies; awarded
many prizes in competitive exhbns. ; vice pres.
Morton Grove Trust & Savings Bank; dir. Old Col-
ony Life Ins. Co. Pres. village bd. of Morton Grove
since 1908; pres. school trustees of Niles Tp. Mem.
Speedway Park Assn. Republican. Lutheran. Ma-
son. Home: Morton Grove, 111.

POGUE, gee also Foague.

POGUE, Joseph Ezekiel. geologist; b. Raleigh,
N.C., June 6, 1887; s. of Joseph E. and Henrietta
(Kramer) Pogue; A.B., Univ. of N.C., 1906, M.S.,
1907; Ph.D., Yale, 1909; spl. student, Heidelburg
Univ., 1911; unmarried. Asst. curator, div. of min-
eralogy and petrology, U.S. Nat. Mus., Washington,
1909-13; asso. geologist, U.S. Geol. Survey, since
1913; asso. prof, geology and mineralogy, North-
western Univ., since 1914; spl. scientific collabo-
rator, Div. of Mineral Technology, Smithsonian
Instn., since July 1, 1917. Scientific exploration
work in Navajo Indian Reservation, 1911, Alaska,
1913, Colombia, S.A., 1915. Fellow Geol. Soc. Amer-
ica, Am. Geog. Soc.; mem. Am. Inst. Mining Engrs.,
A.A.A.S., 111. Acad. Science, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma
Xi, Alpha Tau Omega. Club: University of Evans-
ton. Author: The Turquois (U.S. Govt. publ.),
1915; also about 40 papers on mineral., geol., tech-
nol. and geog. subjects, and mag. articles on travel.
Recreations: tennis, canoeing, camping. Address:
University Club, Evanston, 111.

POLLOCK, William John, M.D. ; b. Hebron, Wis.,
May 17, 1871; s. William John and Jane (Boyd)
Pollock; ed. pub. schs. of Wis. and Whitewater
(Wis.) State Normal Sch.; M.D., Bennett Med.
Coll., Chicago, 1901 ;m. Mittie Van Voorhis, of Fair-
dale, 111.. June 24, 1903; 1 son, Robert John. House
phys., St. Gerard's Hosp., Chicago, 6 mos., 1901;



since then in practice of medicine and surgery at
Chicago; prof, obstetrics, 1904-6, prof, medicine
since 1906, and dir. and sec. of faculty and board
of trustees, Bennett Med. Coll.; attending phys..
Jefferson Park Hosp.; mem. consulting staff. Cook
Co. Hosp. Pres. 111. State Eclectic Med. Soc., 1906-
07; mem. 111. State Med. Soc., Nat. Med. Soc. Re-
publican. Presbyterian. Mason. Recreation: mo-
toring. Home: 2247 Iowa St. Office: 2100 W. Chi-
cago Av.

POLLOCK, William Wallace, fuel merchant; b.
Chicago, July 12, 1872; s. of William and Nancy
(Clark) Pollock; ed. Chicago pub. schs.; m. Udell,
la., June 9. 1900, Zoe Elsbeth Stuckey; 3 sons:
Robert, William James and Frederick. After leav-
ing sch. was with the lumber firm of Nathan & C.
H. Mears, 2 yrs., then 2 yrs. with W. W. Kimball
Co., pianos and organs, and 1 yr. with J. V. Farwell
& Co., wholesale dry goods; with The Commercial
Lumber Co., as mgr. of one of its yards 2 yrs.;
then took charge of Chicago office same firm under
name of The Eastman Fuel Co.; then in wholesale
fuel business with the East Chicago Wood Co. till
1898; with the Jones & Adams Co., 1897-1901; or-
ganized, 1901, The Soo Fuel Co., of which was pres.;
vice pres. Northern Wood Co. till 1910; pres. the
Neal Pollock Co., wood, fuel, wholesale lumber,
since 1913; dir. Ravenswood Nat. Bank. Republic-
an. Mason (K.T.). Club: Hamilton. Home: 4545
N. Paulina St. Office: 343 S. Dearborn St.

FOME3OY, Edward D wight, lawyer; b. Crystal
Lake, 111., Oct. 11, 1872; s. Eleazar L. and Mary F.
(Hastings) Pomeroy; grad. Union High Sch., Crys-
tal Lake, 111., 1892; LL.B., Univ. of Mich., 1894;
married. Admitted to the bar at Ann Arbor, Mich.,
and Springfield, 111., 1894; in employ of Bangs,
Wood & Bangs, attys., 1894-7; mem. Pomeroy &
Martin since 1908. Mem. Chicago Bar Assn., Chi-
cago Law Inst. Republican. Clubs: Hamilton, City.
Home: 938 Glengyle PI. Office: 1316 Fisher Bldg.

POND, Alembert Lucion, manager Fort Wayne
Electric Works. Removed to Milwaukee, Wis. (See
vol. 1911.)

POND, Allen Bartllt, architect; b. Ann Arbor.
Mich., Nov. 21, 1858; s. Elihu Bartlit and Mary
Barlow (Allen) Pond; A.B., Univ. of Mich., 1880
(hon. A.M., 1911); taught Latin, 3 yrs.; studied
architecture; unmarried. Practiced at Chicago since
1886; mem. Pond & Pond. Trustee Hull House
Assn.; mem. Nat. City Planning Conf., Nat. Hous-
ing Assn., Bur. of Pub. Efficiency, Municipal Voters'
League. Fellow A.I.A. Clubs: Union League, Com-
mercial, City, Cliff Dwellers, Little Room. Resi-
dence: Congress Hotel. Office: 64 E. Van Buren St.

FOND, Irving Kane, architect; b. at Ann Arbor,
Mich., May 1, 1857; s. Elihu Bartlit and Mary Bar-
low (Allen) Pond; ed. pub. schs., Ann Arbor; C.E.,
Univ. of Mich., 1879 (A.M., 1911). Came to Chicago,
1879; head draftsman in office of S. S. Beman dur-
ing construction of Town of Pullman, of which lat-
ter was architect; went abroad for year of travel
and study, 1883-4, visiting France, Spain, Tangier,
Italy, Switzerland, Germany, the Low Countries.
England and Scotland, contributing sketches and
articles to The Inland Architect; again head de-
signer for S. S. Beman, 1884-6; partner with broth-
er, Allen B., in firm of Pond & Pond, architects,
since 1886; firm architects for Hull House, Chicago
Commons, Northwestern Univ. Settlement, Chi-
cago, besides social settlement buildings and insti-
tutional buildings in various cities; also resi-
dences, commercial buildings, etc. Independent
Democrat. Apptd. mem Bd. of Art Advisers of
111., 1917. Fellow A.I.A., pres. 1910-11, dir. 3 yrs.,
chmn. 3 yrs. of com. examination for admission
and com. on allied arts, A. I. A., whose report has
been separately published by the Institute; repre-
sented the Institute and the U.S. Govt. at the In-
ternal. Congress of Architects, in Rome and Ven-
ice, Oct., 1911; ex-pres. 111. Chapter A.I.A.; ex-pres.
Chicago Architects' Business Assn.; one of found-
ers and hon. mem. and vice pres. Architectural
Sketch Club (now the Architectural Club) ; hon.
mem. San Francisco, Los Angeles and South Bend
architectural clubs; mem. Nat. Inst. Arts and Let-
ters. Gold medallist (Pond & Pond) of 111. Chapter,
A. I. A., for most meritorious work of architecture



THE BOOK OF CHICAGOANS 545

erected in 111. by 111. architects and exhibited at League, Mid-Day, Chicago Automobile, Chicago

Architectural Club exhibit, 1909. Served on jury Golf, Flossmoor Country. Recreations: travel, mo-

of U.S. Treasury Dept. (supervising architects) in toring, golf. Office: 110 S. Dearborn St.

the matter of the Denver Post Office and U.S. FOOLE, Horace Stephens, investments; b. Du-

courts. Independent Democrat. Interested in meas- buque, i a ', Feb. 3, 1879; s. Horace and Frances

ures and orgns. for civic and social betterment and (Langworthy) Poole; ed. pub. schs. of Dubuque; m.

for the advancement of the fine arts Clubs: Uni- Floren ce Dennis, of Dubuque, Nov. 8, 1905 (died

yersity, City, Chicago Literary, Little Room (a 1914) . 3 children: Horace Langworthy, Elizabeth

founder), Cliff Dwellers (a founder). Contbr. to Gardner, Robert Goodwin. Entered business in Du-

architectural jours. and of architectural and art b uque, 1898; removed to Chicago, 1908, and became

criticisms and reviews to The Dial. Recreations: associated with Clark L. Poole & Co., timber land

athletics and study of acrobatics from an art bonds; sec. of the company since 1912; mem. Us-

standpomt. Office: HOi, 64 E. Van Buren St. sin&> Poole & Simmons, Inc. Episcopalian. Mason

FOND, Walter Elmer, architectural iron and (K.T.). Recreations: hunting and outdoor sports.

structural steel; b. Chicago, Oct. 6, 1870; s. Walter Home: 939 Asbury Av., Evanston, 111. Office: 110

Merritt and Sarah Ann (Webb) Pond; grad. gram- S. Dearborn St., Chicago.

mar schs., Chicago; student Holbrook's Sch. Os- POOLE, Ralph Hutcnlnson, real estate; b. Chi-

sming, NY., 5 yrs.;m Etta Louise Smith^ of Kan- cago Mar . 14 1878; s . A bram and Mary (Howe)

sas City, Mo., Oct 16 1896. In employ of First Nat. p oo le; grad. University Sch., Chicago, 1896; C.E.,

Bank Chicago, 1886-93; entered lumber business Princeton, 1900; m. Marie Richards, of Phila., Aug.

with father, 1893, as W. M. Pond & Co., Wichita 20, 1907. With engring. corps C.&N.W.R.R., 1900-1;

Kan., with line of 32 local yards in Kan., Okla. and mem . Chicago Bd. Trade, 1902-3; in farm mortgage

N.M.; sold out 1913 on account of death of father, business since 1904. Presbyterian. Dir. Chicago

Oct. 6, 1912, and returned to Chicago; sec Holmes, Nursery and Half Orphan Asylum, Municipal Vo-

Pyott & Co. since 1914 Republican Methodist, ters' League, Allendale Assn., Military Training

Mason (32, Shrmer). Club: Mystic Athletic Rec- Camp Assn. Clubs: University, Cliff Dwellers, On-

reations: golf, motoring, ftshmg. Home: 1125 Far- wentsia, City. Home: Lake Forest, 111. Office: 111

well Av., Rogers Park. Office: 159 N. Jefferson St. \y. Monroe St., Chicago.

,, PO n H: ?^ Walter Merr i tt ' lumber merchant; May POOR, Fred Arthur, railway supplies; b. at An-

14, 1842-Oct. 6, 1912. (See vol. 1911.) dover, Me., Apr. 16, 1870; s. William C. and Hattie

POND, Walter Shoemaker, clergyman; b. Aurora, (Smith) Poor; grad. high sen., Port Chester, N.Y.,

111., Dec. 24, 1883; s. Frederick Lewis (M.D.) and 1887; m. Chicago, June 20, 1894, Nettie, d. R. N.

Harriet (Pierce) Pond; prep. edn. Shattuck Sch., Baylies; children: Natalie, Betty. Began with Ad-

Faribault, Minn.; A.B., Univ. of Chicago, 1908; B.D., ams Express Co., with which held various positions

Western Theol. Sem., 1911; unmarried. Deacon and until 1892; with engring. dept., Hall Signal Co.,

priest, 1911, P.E. Ch.; dean Cathedral of S.S. Peter 1892-3; with engring. dept. I.C.R.R., 1893-1900;

and Paul since Mar. 1. 1915, also supt. Episcopal western representative Weber Rail Joint Mfg. Co.,

City Missions. Mem. Kappa Sigma. Prohibitionist. 1900-7; European representative Rail Joint Co.,

Club: University. Recreations: walking, swimming. 1907-9, and its western representative, 1909-14;

Home: 117 N. Peoria St. pres. The P.&M^ Co. since 1914. Republican. Con-



In Bemls zenpral manaeer Butlpr gregationalist. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Midlothian,

Slle wfs Aul 21 1869? s lames South Snore Country. Recreations: yachting and

izabeth (Bemfs)' Pool- ed'hiWh s^h other outdoor sports. Home: 4800 Grand Boul. Of-

i? a pe tn _ ( . 3emls ^ rooi, ea. nign sen., fi KJ1 T>_n_._.. TT.^., >.__,,,,



POOL, Marvin
Bros.; b. Janesyi

Madison and Elizabeth vjaemiB^ JTKUI, eu. 111511 ocii., <*. (. a1 nati v ir-m

Janesville; m. Edith Emerson Butler, of Boston, nce ' b Kailway Exchange.

Mass., Jan. 16, 1909. Began in retail mercantile POPE, Charles Evans, lawyer; Aug. 11, 1847-

house, Clinton, la., 1886, acquiring ownership of Mar. 29, 1917. (See vol. 1911.)

same, 1891; opened a wholesale house, but con- POPE, Georg-e J., lumber mcht.; b. Chicago, Dec.

tinued retail stores until became identified with 21, 1866; s. George G and Susan J (Peirce) Pope;

Butler Bros., wholesale gen. merchandise, Chicago, ed. pub. schs., Chicago; m. Almyra Van Wyck, of

Jan. 8, 1900. Mem. Soc. Colonial Wars. Clubs: Chicago, Oct. 15, 1891; 4 sons: George V., Henry P.,

Union League, Chicago Athletic, Forty, Industrial, Thomas B., John L. Became associated with Chase

Midlothian Country, South Shore Country, Old & Pate, lumber dealers, Chicago, Apr., 1884; was

Elm. Recreations: golf, traveling and outdoor life, admitted to firm, 1896; vice pres. D. S. Pate Lumber

Home: 5116 Blackstone Av., Chicago; (country) Co. since 1912; pres. Stuart Lumber Co., Brinson,

"Poolacres," Blue Island, 111. Office: 426 W. Ran- Ga. Mem. Chicago Assn. Commerce, Lumbermen's

dolph St., Chicago. Assn. Chicago. Republican. Mason (32, Shriner).

POOLE, Abram, artist; b. Chicago, Jan. 12, 1883; Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Skokie Country. Home:

s. Abram and Mary (Howe) Poole; studied Royal Glencoe, 111. Office: 1221 Lumber Exchange, Chi-

Acad., Munich, 1906-12, and with Lucien Simon, cago.

Paris, 1912-16. Exhibited at Art.Inst. of Chicago, POPE, Howard Walter, clergyman; b New Ha-

Carnegie Art Gallery, Pittsburgh. Awarded bronze ven, Conn., Jan. 21, 1849; s Charles R. and Mary F.

and silver medals, Royal Acad., Munich. Repre- (Treat) Pope; A.B., Yale, 1871, B.D., 1874; m. Alice

sented in Art Inst. of Chicago. Mem. 343d Inf. Nat. S. Gray, of New Haven, May 19, 1875; 2 children:

Army, 1917. Clubs: Chicago, University, Onwent- Edith Gray (Mrs. M. Carter Holt), and Charles Au-

sia, Cliff Dwellers, Art. Home: 2704 Lake View Av. gustine. Ordained Congl. ministry, 1874; pastor

POOLE, Charles Clarence, patent lawyer- Nov Bridgeport, Conn., 1874-81, Manchester, Conn., 1881-

27, 1856-Dec. 3, 1914. (See vol. 1911.) 86 . Palmer, Mass., 1886-92, Somersworth, N.H.,

s '??"' ^ sec ' Internal. Christian Workers' Assn.,

men at

. .., -m "Air, ,.- i-voito vhi 7vViT?~'A7,Vv,~X~,..~TjirJ,',,t' IT,.;

western Univ., 1915; unmarried. Associated in Chrfstiln Ne?ds tn Knn^ l^nt" TT Tl^nthv ??i7

practice with father from 1912 until death of lat- i 9 h , r c T Home 1002 K n^rhn ?'<J nffi^ i^i PrJ ?'

ter, Dec., 1914; mem. firm of Poole & Wann since iStSt.w^ Dearborn St. Office. 153 In-

1915. Mem. Sigma Phi, Phi Delta Phi. Home: Ev- **

anston, 111. Office: 1302 Marquette Bldg., Chicago. POPE, William A., contractor; b. Chicago, May,

POOLE, Clark 1., investment banker; b at Du- 18 1 7; s - Samuel I. and Elizabeth (Carter) Pope; ed.

buque, la., July 12, 1868; s. Horace and Frances p ub - sens.; m. Laura Daniels, of Chicago. In con-

(Langworthy) Poole; ed. pub. schs.; m. Evelyn fracting business in own name since 1898. Repub-

Richards, of Dubuque, la., June 8, 1892 Engaged \\ c .^ n ; Episcopalian. Mason (Shrmer). Clubs: Press

in bond business in Chicago 10 yrs.; associated (life), Chicago Athletic, Oak Park, Oak Park Coun-

with H. C. Barroll and Edward C. Cronwall in or- try - Home: River Forest, 111. Office: 26 N. Jeffer-

ganizing firm of H. C. Barroll & Co.. bankers, of son St " Chicago.

which was mem. until 1905, when that firm was FOPHAM, Georg-e M., lawyer' b Warsaw Ind

succeeded by Clark L,. Poole & Co., of which is Nov. 23, 1866; s. Joseph and Frances Mary (Byron)

pres.; also vice pres. Ussing, Poole & Simmons. Re- Popham; ed. pub. schs.; LL.B , Univ of Wis., 1888;

publican. Episcopalian. Clubs: Chicago, Union m. Sarah A. Argyle, of Black River Falls, Wis., Oct.




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12, 1893; children: Kathryn, Byron Argyle, George
Alfred. Admitted to Wis. bar, 1888; dist. atty.
Jackson Co., Wis., 1893-9; city atty. Black River
Falls, 1893-4; came to Chicago, Feb. 1, 1900, and
was associated with Dupee.Judah, Willard & Wolf,
until 1902; mem. Morrow & Popham several years
from 1902; asst. state's atty. of Cook Co., under
State's Attys. Healy and Wayman; later mem.
Popham, Wolfner & Rittenhouse; practicing alone
since 1914. Republican. Methodist. Mason, Odd
Fellow, K.P., Forester, Modern Woodman. Home:
6809 Ridgeland Av. Office: 112 W. Adams St.

POPPENHUSEN, Conrad Herman, lawyer; b. at
Long Island, N.Y., July 21, 1871; s. Herman C. and
Caroline S. (Funke) Poppenhusen; ed. Flushing
(N.Y.) High Sch.; 8 yrs. in schs. and univs. in Eu-
rope, and later at Union Coll. of Law, 1891-2; m.
Harriet G. Gunn, of Evanston, 111., June 25, 1895.
Admitted to bar, 1893; mem. firm of Gregory, Pop-
penhusen & McNab, Chicago, 1899-1914, Newman,
Poppenhusen & Stern since 1914. Republican. For-
merly sec. and chief examiner, Civil Service Com-
mn., Evanston, 111.; -alderman, Evanston, 1896-8;
formerly mem. and pres. Evanston High Sch. Bd.
Mem. Chicago, 111. State and Am. bar assns., Phi
Delta Phi, Law Club (Chicago). Presbyterian.
Clubs: City, Engineers' (New York); Chicago,
Union League, Onwentsia, Glen View Golf, Chicago
Athletic, Press, City, Evanston, Old Elm, West-
moreland. Home: 1741 Hinman Av., Evanston, 111.
Office: Lumber Exchange Bldg., Chicago.

POPPENHUSEN, Herman A~ treasurer Green
Engring. Co.; b. Long Island, N.Y., Jan., 1875; s.
Herman C. and Caroline S. (Funke) Poppenhusen;
ed. pub. schs., Northwestern Univ., and Mass. Inst.
Tech.; m. Phila., 1898, Clara C. Dittrich; children:
Caroline, Eleanor, Marie Louise (deceased), Clara
Malvine. In 1898 became conected with the Green
Engring Co. (mfrs. of chain grate stokers, etc.) as
chief engr., of which is now treas. and gen. mgr.
Mem. Northwestern Soc. M.I.T.; pres. Bd. of Edn.,
Dist. No. 76, 111., 1908-9, and mem. bd., 1909-12.
Clubs: 111. Athletic (Chicago); Mo. Athletic (St.
Louis); Engineers' (New York). Offices: East Chi-
cago, Ind., and 14 E. Jackson Boul., Chicago.

POPPENHUSEN, Paul Albert, president Green
Engring. Co.; b. College Point, L.I., N.Y., Nov. 4,
1873; s. Herman C. and Caroline S. (Funke) Pop-
penhusen; ed. Kiel, Germany, 1883-9; Evanston
High Sch., 1889-90; Northwestern Univ., 1890-1.
Engaged in various enterprises, 1891-7; organized,
1897, and since pres. Green Engring. Co., mfrs. of
the Green traveling link grates (automatic stok-
ers). Mem. Am. Soc. Mech. Engrs., Western Soc.
Engrs. Republican. Presbyterian. Mason (K.T.,
Shriner). Clubs: Chicago Athletic, South Shore
Country, Adventurers' (Chicago) ; Engineers', Rail-
road (New York). Residence: Chicago Athletic
Assn. Office: 14 E. Jackson Boul.

PORONTO, Halsey Earl, vice president Union
Stock Yard & Transit Co. and Chicago Junction Ry.
Co.; b. West Rutland, Vt., Dec. 19, 1872; s. Edward
D. and Irena (Baldwin) Poronto; ed. Univ. of Vt.,
and Albany (N.Y.) Business. Coll.; m. Grace Bart-
let Kershaw, of Rutland, Vt., June 12, 1900; 1 son,
Halsey Earl, Jr. Was connected with N.Y. Central
R.R. Co., at Albany and New York, 1893-9; came to
Chicago with the Union Stock Yard & Transit Co.,
Apr., 1899; dir. Chicago Junction Ry. Co., Chicago
Junction R.R. Co.. Live Stock Exchange Nat. Bank,
Central Mfg. Dist. Bank, The Midland Warehouse
& Transfer Co.; industrial agt. for the Central Mfg.
Dist. Clubs: Mid-Day, University, Saddle and Sir-
loin, Indian Hill. Recreations: golf, motoring, fish-
ing. Home: 901 Elmwood Av., Wilmette, 111. Office:
38 S. Dearborn St., Chicago.

PORTER, Charles M., contractor; b. at Proviso,
111., Aug. 11, 1863; a. of Irving A. and Sarah H.
(Steele) Porter; ed. common schs. and business
coll., Chicago; m. Harriet E. Foster, of Melrose
Park, 111., Mar. 25, 1886; 7 children: Irving D.,
Sarah H., Ella M., Charles A., Mabel, Dorothy,
Ruth. Began as paving contractor at Maywood,
111., 1892; removed to Chicago, 1896; pres. Charles
M. Porter Co., sewer and water pipe contractors,
since 1909; also pres. Ariz. Ironite Co., 111. Ironite
Co. Town collector, Town of Proviso, 111., 1888-93;
trustee River Forest Bd. of Edn., 1902-8. Repub-



lican. Mason (K.T., Shriner) ; mem. O.E.S. Recrea-
tions: fishing, motoring. Home: 161 Gale Av., River
Forest, 111. Office: 1425 Conway Bldg., Chicago.

PORTER, Pred D., publisher; b. Chicago, 1871;
s. Henry A. and Lucilla (Sayre) Porter; student la.
State Coll., Ames, 1891-2; m. Flora L. Mowbray, of
Chicago, Jan. 13, 1906; 1 son, Hugh Sayre. In em-
ploy Met. Nat. Bank, 1891-8; publisher of The Na-
tional Builder since 1899; pres. and treas. Porter-
Hodgson Co., pubs. Pres. Chicago Trade Press
Assn., 1912, 13, Federation Trade Press Assn.,
1914. Commodore Columbia Yacht Club, 1900; pres.
Lake Michigan Yachting Assn., 1912. Republican.
Mem. R.E. Ch. Clubs: City, Advertising, Execu-
tives, Lincoln Park Yacht, Jackson Park Yacht.
Recreation: sailing. Home: Ravinia, 111. Office: 537
S. Dearborn St., Chicago.

PORTER, George French; b. Chicago, July 26,
1881; s. Henry Homes and Eliza (French) Porter;
prep. edn. University Sch., Chicago, and Lawrence-
ville (N.J.) Sch.; B.A., Yale, 1903; unmarried. Be-
gan active career in Chicago, 1904; sec. and treas.
until 1911, now dir., Chicago Transfer & Clearing
Co.; sec. and treas. until 1915, now dir. Judson
Mining Co. Now in Washington acting as asst. to
the director, Council of National Defense. Clubs:
Chicago, University, Onwentsia, Old Elm; also Uni-
versity (New York). Home: 1336 N. State St.

PORTER, Gilbert Edwin, lawyer; b. Eau Claire,
Wis., Dec. 9, 1863; s. of Gilbert Edwin and Kate
(Tewkesbury) Porter; ed. pub. schs., Eau Claire,
and Univ. of Wis., and Union Coll. of Law, Chi-
cago; m. Edith, d. Rev. George C. Lorimer, D.D., of
Chicago; children: Gilbert Edwin, 3d, Burford. Ad-
mitted to bar, 1884; mem. law firm of Isham, Lin-
coln & Beale since 1899. Mem. 111. State and Chi-
cago bar assns. Clubs: Chicago, Law, University.
Home: Elmhurst, 111. Office: 1600 .Edison Bldg.,
Chicago.

PORTER, Henry Hobart; s. Henry Homes and
Eliza (French) Porter; E.M., Columbia Univ., 1886;
asst. in geology there, 1886-7. Chmn. bd. dirs. and
exec. com. C.&E.I.R.R., since 1913; also pres. Chi-
cago Transfer & Clearing Co.; dir. Am. Shipbuild-
ing Co., First Nat. Bank, First Trust & Savings
Bank, Nat. Safe Deposit Co. Clubs: Chicago, Chi-
cago Athletic, University, Union, Saddle and Cy-
cle. Home: 1520 N. State St. Office: 1005, 38 S.
Dearborn St.

PORTER, John H., steel mfr.; b. Ottawa, 111.,
Jan. 4, 1873; s. Joseph E. and Margaret (Hossack)
Porter; M.E., Univ. of Mich., 1896; m. Gertrude M.
Stephens, of Moline, 111., Oct. 15, 1902. Began in
employ of Inland Steel Co., 1893; with Buffalo Steel
Co., 1899-1908; pres. Calumet Steel Co., Chicago,
since 1908; dir. J. E. Porter Co., Ottawa, 111. Mem.
111. Mfrs.' Assn. Republican. Mason. Clubs: Uni-
versity, Exmoor Country. Recreation: golf. Home:
5454 Hyde Park Boul. Office: 208 S. LaSalle St..

PORTER, John Lincoln, orthopedic surgeon; b.
Alstead, N.H., 1864; s. Samuel H. and Harriet (Em-
erson) Porter; academic edn.; M.D., Northwestern
Univ., 1894; m. Ethel, d. David Quigg, of Chicago,
Feb. 9, 1899; 2 sons: David Quigg, John Lincoln, Jr.
Interne, St. Luke's Hosp., 1894-5; prof, orthopedic
surgery, Univ. of 111. Med. Sch.; attending ortho-
pedic surgeon, St. Luke's Hosp. Apptd. mem. ad-
visory bd. on orthopedics U.S.A., Aug., 1917. Mem.
A.M.A., Am. Orthopedic Assn., 111. State and Chi-
cago med. socs., Chicago Orthopedic Soc. Repub-
lican. Clubs: University, Illini. Quadrangle, Floss-
moor Country. Recreation: golf. Home: 5116 Ken-
wood Av. Office: 907, 7 W. Maaison St.

PORTER, Thomas I., U.S. Secret Service; b. in
White Co., 111., May 19, 1846; s. Samuel S. and El-
vira (Harvey) Porter; ed. dist. schs., White Co.;
widower; 1 daughter. Daisy (Mrs. T. W. Hay, of



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