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thor: By-Laws of Private Corporations, 1892-1902;



Treatise on the Law of Mechanics' Liens, 1897.
Contbr. to legal periodicals. Home: LaGrange, IlL
Office: First Nat. Bank Bldg., Chicago.

BOXT7M, Bichard Drummond, insurance; Jan.
30, 1854-Apr. 17, 1911. (See vol. 1911.)

BOIiBENWECK, Frederick, general mdse.; b. at
Heilbron, Germany, Apr. 14, 1842; s. Carl George
and Christina Boldenweck; ed. in Germany until
12 years of age, when rame to America; mainly ed.
by practical experience; m. Chicago, Oct. 29, 1876,
Salina Alexander. Began mercantile business on
Blue Island Av., 1866 and has ever since continued;
business conducted in own name. Republican.
Lutheran. Mem. Nat. Union, Royal League. Home:
6022 Vernon Av. Office: 6343 S. Ashland Av.

BOLDEITWECK, William, ex-assistant U. 8.
treasurer. (See vol. 1911.)
BOLDUAN, Frank, mfg. chemist. (See vol. 1911.)

BOLES, Frederic T., lumberman; b. Three Rivers,
Mich., June 7, 1866; s. of Thomas H. and Rachel
(Trattles) Boles; ed. Constantine (Mich.) High
Sch., and 3 yrs. in Olivet (Mich.) Coll.; m. Annette
Hinman, of Portland, Mich., Oct. 24, 1894; 2 daugh-
ters: Marion, Winifred. Began with Detroit Lum-
ber Co., Menominee, Mich., 6 mos., 1888; with Per-
ley Lowe & Co., Chicago, 1888-9; identified with
The Lord & Bushnell Co., lumber, Chicago, since
Jan., 1889, beginning as salesman, later sec., vice
pres. and gen. mgr., and pres. since 1906. Also
pres. Great Northern Lumber Co., Leavenworth,
Wash. Congregationalist. Clubs: Chicago Ath-
letic, Union League, Hinsdale, Hinsdale Golf. Rec-
reations: motoring, golf. Home: 45 3d St., Hins-
dale. 111. Office: 2424 Laflin St., Chicago.

BOLGER, Thomas J., investment banker; b. in
Waterloo Co., Ont., Can., Sept. 7, 1856; s. John and
Mary (Charles) Bolger; ed. pub. schs. of Canada;
m. Kate C. Johnson, of W. Williams Tp., Middle-
sex Co., Ont., Can., Dec. 7, 1880; children: Rev. T.
Johnson, Florence Kate (Mrs. Theo. F. Elworth),
Mayme Esther. Began in municipal bond business
in Chicago, Jan., 1894, as pres. Thomas J. Bolger
Co., which, in 1912, became Bolger, Mosser & Wil-
laman. Trustee and treas. Northern Bapt. TheoL
Sem. Mem. Chicago Assn. Commerce, Art Inst. of
Chicago, Humane Soc. Chmn. bd. of trustees Sec-
ond Bapt. Ch. ; dir. and mem. finance com. Chicago
Bapt. Exec. Council, Chicago Bapt. Hosp.; mem.
Church Federation of America. Republican. Club:
Hamilton. Recreations: motoring, travel. Home:
1916 Potomac Av. Office: 29 S. LaSalle St.

BOLLENSEN, George Steininger. foreign mgr.
Felt & Tarrant Mfg. Co.; b. Xaperville, 111., Aug. 8,
1875; s. Louis Christopher and Lizzie Anne (Stein-
inger) Bollensen; ed. pub. schs. and business coll.;
m. Florence Eleanor Risley, of Rochester, N.T.,
Sept. 20, 1905; children: George Joseph, Robert
Hinde, Louis Charles. Has been connected with
the Felt & Tarrant Mfg. Co., mfrs. calculating ma-
chines, since 1893; now foreign mgr. for same;
managing dir. Comptometer, G.m.b.H., of Berlin,
Germany. Republican. Methodist. Home: Wil-
mette, 111. Office: 1713-1735 N. Paulina St., Chicago.

BOIiIiES, Charles Edwin, merchant, banker; b.
Cambridge, Vt., Oct. 14, 1844; s. Lemuel and Mary
Ann (Weaver) Bolles; ed. Fulton (111.) Mil. School
and at Wheaton (111.) Coll.; m. Turner, 111., Sept.
19, 1867, Mattie Butterfleld (died Apr. 14, 1910); 1
daughter, Mrs. Abram Gale; m. 2d, Jennie Brice,
May 15, 1912. Served in Civil War as pvt. Co. K,
13th 111. Vol. Inf. Began business career buying
and selling hides; traveling agt. H. C. Tillinghast
& Co., 10 yrs.; senior partner Bolles & Rogers,
dealers in hides, wools, pelts and tallow, 1880-1908;
pres. West Chicago (111.) State Bank; dir. Avenue
State Bank of Oak Park, Harlem State Bank (For-
est Park, 111.). Republican. Clubs: Union League,
Oak Park. Recreations: fishing, hunting; lover of
good horses. Home: 917 Lake St., Oak Park, 111.
Office: 129 W. Kinzie St., Chicago.

BOLTE, Anson lee, secretary Waugh Draft Gear
Co.; b. Lexington, Mich., Sept. 20, 1860; 8. William
Henry and Jane Usher (Baker) Bolte; came to Chi-
cago, Dec. 25, 1867; grad. Haven Grammar Sch..
1876; m. Chicago, Oct. 13, 1887, Marlon Endicott; 3



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children: Edward Endicott, Charles Lawrence,
Russell Anson. Beginning in 1876, was employed
In clerical capacity until 1892; vice pres. Cole Lith-
ographing Co., 1892-1900, Snitzler & Bolte Adver-
tising Co., 1902-5; sec. C. J. Boedeker Coal Co.,
1905-6; sec. Waugh Draft Gear Co. since 1907. En-
listed in 1st Inf., I.N.G., 1879; apptd. sergt., 1886;
comrad. 2d It., 1887; 1st It., 1888; capt., 1894; mus-
tered into U.S. service as capt. 1st III. Vol. Inf.,
1898, for war against Spain; served in Cuban Cam-

aign; hon. mustered out, Jan., 1899. Mem. S.A.R.,
oc. Foreign Wars, Soc. Army of Santiago de Cuba;
ex-comdr. 1st Regt. Veteran Corps. Republican.
Methodist. Mason. Clubs: Chicago Yacht, Olympia
Fields Country. Recreations: golf, fishing, bil-
liards. Home: 3757 Ellis Av. Office: 122 S. Michi-
gan Av.

BOLTE, Charles Qny, mfr.; b. London, Ont., Can.,
Feb. 8, 1857; s. William Henry and Jane Usher
(Baker) Bolte; came to U.S., 1868; ed. Haven Sch.,
Chicago; m. Jessie Willard, of Chicago, Dec. 18,
1882; 4 children: John Willard, Guy, Linda and
Don (deceased). Pres. The BoltS Mfg. Co., mfrs.
lighting systems and brass goods. Served In 1st
Regt. Inf., I.N.G., 16 yrs., retiring as capt. Meth-
odist. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Skokie Country.
Residence: Skokie Country Club, Glencoe, 111. Of-
fice: 125 S. Racine Av., Chicago.

BOLTS, Guy Willard, mfr.; b. Chicago, 111., Apr.
26, 1888; s. Charles Guy and Jessie (Willard)
Bolte; B.S., Univ. of Mich., 1909; Mass. Inst. Tech.,
1910; unmarried. Was western mgr. Advertising
& Selling Magazine, 1915-17; vice pres. The Bolte
Mfg. Co. since Jan., 1917. Mem. Battery D, 111.
Field Arty. Mem. Phi Gamma Delta. Home: 234 S.
Maple Av., Oak Park, 111. Office: 125 S. Racine Av.,
Chicago.

BOLZA, Oskar, mathematician. Removed to Ger-
many. (See vol. 1911.)

BOMAN, Charles H., life ins.; b. Calmar Co.,
Sweden, July 9, 1848; s. Charles M. and Caroline
(Anderson) Boman; ed. pub. schs. in Sweden; m.
Rock Island, 111., June 9, 1880, Margaret Cervin;
children: Ella, Rudolph, Anton, Anna, Berndt, Her-
bert. At age of 22 came with parents to U.S., lo-
cating at Galesburg, 111.; clerk in gen. store for
about a year; dealer in stoves and hardware at
Rock Island, 111., until Sept., 1902; sec. Scandia Life
Ins. Co., Chicago, since 1902. Republican. Luther-
an. Recreations: gardening, hunting and fishing.
Home: 5220 Kenmore Av. Office: 30 N. LaSalle St.

BONANNO, Baoul Spoleti (Prince of Cattolica
and Duke of Misilmeri), opera and concert singer;
b. Palermo, Italy, Oct., 1887; s. Luigi and Theresa
Bonanno of the Princes of Cattolica; ed. Palermo
Gymnasium; Lyceum; Military Sch.; Conservatory
of Milano. Born of a family of soldiers; started
for a military career, but abandoned it to study for
the opera; appeared in many European opera
houses; made three concert tours in U.S., and has
appeared as baritone soloist with leading sym-

honic orchestras of the country; formerly dir.
ch. of Opera, Sherwood Music Sch., Chicago. The
only exponent of Italian folk songs in America.
Mem. Chicago Artists' Assn. Christian Scientist.
Club: Chicago Press. Compiler: The Folksongs of
Sicily and other Italian Regions, 1917. Recrea-
tions: golf, fencing, hunting. Address: 700 E.-40th
St., Chicago; (summer) 3109 S. Grand Av., St.
Louis, Mo.

BONBBIGHT, Daniel, educator; 1831-Nov. 28,
1912. (See Who's Who in America, 1912-13.)

BOND, Carrie Jacobs, composer; b. Janesville,
Wis., Aug. 11, 1862; d. Hannibal (M.D.) and Emma
(Davis) Jacobs; ed. pub. schs.; m. Frank L. Bond
(M.D.), of Iron River, Mich., June, 1887 (died
1895). Pres. C. J. Bond & Son, pubs. Mem. Am.
Assn. Pen-Women; hon. mem. Kappa Beta Gamma.
Episcopalian. Clubs: Woman's Press, Amateur
Musical, etc. Composer: Seven Songs, 1903; Ten
Songs, 1904; Eleven Songs, 1904; Path o' Life,
1910; Stories in Verse, 1910; A Perfect Day, 1910;
Little Pink Rose, 1911; O Haunting Memory, 1912;
Hundred Years from Now, 1913; God Remembers
When the World Forgets, 1914; To-Day, 1915; Do
You Remember? 1916. Home: 6939 Jeffery Av.,



Chicago, and Grossmont, Cal. Office: 744 S. Michi-
gan Av., Chicago.

BOND, William Alonzo, real estate; b. Newark,
N.J., Nov. 15, 1849; s. William Scott and Phoebe
Elizabeth (Baldwin) Bond; prepared for coll., Lake
Forest (111.) Acad.; m. Sarah Barber Fisher, of
Chicago, Sept. 8, 1874; children: William Scott,
Juliette G. (Mrs. Robert V. Massey), Laurence
Colton, Rachel Elizabeth (wife of Lt. Comdr. Ral-
ston S. Holmes, U.S.N.), Phyllis Eleanor (de-
ceased), Gladys Alberta. Engaged in real estate
business at Chicago since 1871; mem. firm of
Turner & Bond, 1875-1892; organized firm of Wil-
liam A. Bond & Co. in 1892, of which has since
been sr. mem.; pres. The Pressed Prism Plate
Glass Co. Pres. Chicago Real Estate Bd., 1893;
vice pres. Chicago Assn. Commerce; trustee Chi-
cago Bureau of Public Efficiency, 1910-11. Repub-
lican. Mem. Kenwood Evangelical Ch. Clubs:
Union League, Camp Fire (Chicago); Hennepin
Shooting; Duckville Gun (Utah). Recreations:
hunting, fishing. Home: 4025 Drexel Boul. Office:
25 N. Dearborn St.

BOND, William Scott, real estate; b. Chicago,
May 9, 1876; s. William Alonzo and Sarah Barber
(Fisher) Bond; Ph.B., Univ. of Chicago, 1897;
LL.B., Kent Coll. of Law, Chicago, 1899; unmarried.
In law offices of Peck, Miller & Starr, 1897-1900;
admitted to 111. bar, 1899; now mem. real estate
firm of William A. Bond & Co. Vice pres. Univ. of
Chicago Settlement. Republican. Clubs: Univer-
sity, Quadrangle, City, South Shore Country. Rec-
reations: athletics, hunting, fishing. Home: 4643
Woodlawn Av. Office: 25 N. Dearborn St.

BONE, Alfred Bufns, telephone official; b. Shel-
byville, Ind., June 25, 1871; s. Alfred Plummer
and Louisa Matilda (Deacon) Bone; ed. pub. schs.,
Shelbyville; student Bethany Coll., W. Va., 1890-2;
m. Estelle Kennedy Aldrich, of Greensburg, Ind.,
Sept. 7, 1892; 3 children: Hester Louisa, Julia
Walker, Alfred Rufus, Jr. Began as telephone
operator Greensburg Telephone Co., 1887, serving
later as repairman, collector and gen. asst.; busi-
ness mgr. Anderson (Ind.) Democrat, 1893-5; spl.
agt. Interior Dept., Washington, 1895-8; business
mgr. Greensburg Telephone Co., 1898-9; with Chi-
cago Telephone Co. since 1899, successively as so-
licitor, suburban exchange mgr., spl. agt, commer-
cial supt. and now gen. commerical supt. Mem.
Chamber of Commerce U.S.A., Chicago Assn. of
Commerce (chmn. ways and means com. council),
Telephone Pioneers of America, Beta Theta Pi.
Republican. Presbyterian. Mason, Elk. Clubs:
Chicago Athletic, Traffic, Electric (pres. 1915),
Business Men's Prosperity (pres. 1916), Ridge
Country. Recreation: golf. Home: 7233 Harvard
Av. Office: 212 W. Washington St.

BONGGBEN, Olof Jakob, editor; b. at Bergane,
parish of Habol, Dalsland, Sweden, Oct. 7, 1854; s.
Olof O. and Maria B. Bonggren; grad. Coll. of
Venersborg, 1874; (L.H.D., Bethany Coll., Kan.,
1900); m. in Sweden, Johanna Sporre, Sept. 24, 1877
(<died Oct. 8, 1903); m. 2d, Olga Amalia Lundin,
Apr. 29, 1905 (died Oct. 1, 1906). Came to U.S.,
1882; had been connected with newspapers in
Sweden; editor of the Svenska Amerikanaren,
Swedish newspaper, since May 3, 1883. Author:
Bibeln mot Bibeln, 1879; Lasarelif, 1879; Forst-
lingar (poems), 1882; Det hemlighetsfullas verld
(theosophical), 1892; Sanger och Sagor (poems),
1902; Second Coming of the Christ, 1911. Transla-
tor: Helvetet och Spoken (from Robt. Ingersoll),
1878; Csesar's Kolonn (from Ignatius Donnelly),
1891. Home: 2407 N. Kedzie Boul. Office: 208 N.
5th Av.

BONHAM. Walter B., Chicago mgr. Triumph
Electric Co. of Cincinnati; b. Lakeville, Dakota Co.,
Minn., Feb. 6, 1871; s. Eugene W. and Sarah (Pen-
ny) Bonham; ed. pub. schs., St. Paul, Minn.; m. Ida
Staley, of Farmer City, 111., Jan. 15, 1902; 2 chil-
dren: William W., Helen Louise. Teacher in elec-
tric sen., Chicago, 1898-1900; began in elec. busi-
ness as selling representative of various com-
panies, Chicago, 1900; mgr. at Chicago for Triumph
Electric Co. since 1910. Methodist. Mason (32,
Shriner); mem. Royal League. Clubs: Electric,
Jovian League, 111. Athletic. Recreations: golf,



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motoring-. Home: 9515 S. Robey St. Office: 327 S.
LaSalle St.

BONNER, Charles, brick mfr.; b. Mahoning, Pa.,
Feb. 15, 1855; s. Jeremiah and Eliza (Hutchinson)
Bonner; student Allegheny Coll., Meadville, Pa.,
\877-9; m. May Stanley Kelly, of Tionesta, Pa,,
June 14, 1883; children: Archibald B. (deceased),
Bertha M. (Mrs. Amos G. Allen), Charles A. En-
tered manufacture of brick in Chicago as May,
Purington & Bonner Brick Co., 1887; later oper-
ated as Charles Bonner & Co., incorporated, 1905,
as Bonner & Marshall Brick Co., of which is pres. ;
also pres. Builders' Teaming Co. Republican.
Presbyterian. Clubs: Builders', South Shore Coun-
try. Recreations: golf, motoring. Home: 5752
Harper Av. Office: 133 W. Washington St.

BONNER, Francis A(ug-ustus), railway econom-
ics; b. Chicago, May 20, 1885; s. Andrew William
and Eleanor C. (Burke) Bonner; grad. Lake View
High Sch., 1903; A.B., Harvard, 1907; m. Celestine
Louise Horine, of Chicago, Mar. 25, 1913. Began
with editorial dept. Chicago Evening Post, 1908;
ry. editor and asso. financial editor same, 1909-13;
asso. dir. Bureau of Ry. News and Statistics since
May 1, 1913. Furthered "See America First" move-
ment, 1910-14, traveling throughout U.S. and Can.
and to Cuba and Alaska and contributing several
series of travel letters. Adopted, 1912, by Black-
feet Indians, Mont., as "Nee-Nay-Nook-Ka" (Chief
Elk). Republican. Club: Harvard. Assisted in
compiling Railway Statistics of U.S.A. and The
Railway Library, 1913-16. Recreations: music,
reading, golf, travel. Home: 6331 Wayne Av. Of-
fice: 1529 Railway Exchange Bldg.

BONNER, Robert Johnson, professor Greek; b.
Oxford Co., Ont. Can., Oct. 24, 1868; s. John and
Nancy (Turnbull) Bonner; B.A., Univ. of Toronto,
1890; grad. Ont. Law Sch., 1893; Ph.D., Univ. of
Chicago, 1904; m. Annie Willson, of Ridgetown,
Ont., Dec. 25, 1894. Prof. Latin, John B. Stetson
Univ., De Land, Fla., 1900-3; asso. instr. in Greek,
1905, prof, since 1913, Univ. of Chicago. Asso. edi-
tor Classical Philology. Mem. Am. Philol. Assn.,
Classical Assn. of Middle West and South. Author:
Greek Composition, 1903; Elementary Greek, 1907;
Evidence in Athenian Courts, 1905. Address: 5470
Greenwood Av.

BONNEY, Lawton Corl, president Chicago Starch
Co.; b. Chicago, Jan. 2, 1862; s. Charles Carroll
and Lydia A. (Pratt) Bonney; ed. Chicago pub.
schs.; m. Milwaukee, Aug. 14, 1895, Olive Baker.
Began as messenger, Merchants Loan & Trust Co.,
1881, and was promoted until became chief elk.;
sec. Douglas Park Bldg. Assn., 1888-92; sec., treas.
and dir. Chicago Gen. Ry. Co., 1892-9; engaged as
investment broker to Mar., 1910; pres. Chicago
Starch Co. since Apr. 1, 1910; also pres. Western
Paste & Gum Co. Formerly mem. Co. H, 1st Regt.
I.N.G. Christian Scientist. Club: Union League.
Recreation: golf. Home: 2149 Adams St. Office:
2710 Throop St.

BOOMER, Henry Bust, broker. (See vol. 1911.).

BOON, Clement Lavern, bonds and investments.
(See vol. 1911.)

BOOBE, Harry, pork packer; b. at Shrewsbury,
Eng., Nov. 28, 1852; s. John and Sarah Ann (Da-
vies) Boore; ed. pub. schs. in Eng.; came from Eng.
to Chicago in 1869; m. Chicago, Oct. 1, 1877, Lydia
M. Forrest; children: Harriet E. (Mrs. Harry B.
Minor), Sarah. After arrival in Chicago worked
for various firms in the pork packing business un-
til 1888; went to Nebraska City, 1888, for Chicago
Packing & Provision Co., remaining 1 yr. ; went to
St. Louis as a partner in the East St. Louis Pack-
ing & Provision Co., 2 yrs. Returned to Chicago,
1891, becoming connected with the Internat. Pack-
ing Co.; continued in that company until they sold
out in 1894; assisted in organizing the Continental
Packing Co.; on Nov. 12, 1903, established business
for self under name of H. Boore & Co., pork pack-
ers. Mem. Chicago Bd. of Trade. Episcopalian.
Mason. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, South Shore
Country. Recreations: hunting and fishing and
other outdoor sports. Home: 4804 Vincennes Av.
Office: 160 W. Jackson Boul.



BOORN, William Charles, fire underwriter; b. at
Kenosha, Wis., Aug. 30, 1863; s. Charles P. and
Huldah Maria (Stevison) Boom; ed. pub. and high
schs., Peoria, 111.; m. Peoria, Oct. 14, 1897, May C.
Giles; 1 son, Philip Henry. In service of Orient
Ins. Co. of Hartford, Conn., and London and Lan-
cashire, of Liverpool, 1888, becoming agency supt.
of the western dept. of that company, 1897; with
Hartford Fire Ins. Co. since Jan. 1, 1902; asst. gen.
agt. of western dept. of same since Nov. 1, 1903.
Clubs: Union League, Kenwood, Ridge. Recrea-
tions: music, golf. Home: 4584 Oakenwald Av.
Office: 39 S. LaSalle St.

BOOS, Albert S(idney), banker. (See vol. 1911.)

BOOT, George William, M.D., surgeon; b. Wilton
Junction, la., Mar. 3, 1870; s. Robert and Sarah
(Goforth) Boot; ed. pub. schs. of la.; M.D., Univ.
of the Northwest, 1893; M.D., Univ. of Pa., 1898;
post-grad, work, Univ. of Chicago, Univ. of Minn.,
Northwestern Univ., and in Vienna; m. Estelle H.
Bennett, of Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 6, 1899; 1 son,
George William, Jr. Prof, pathology, Sioux City
(la.) Coll. of Medicine about 1895; practiced in
Chicago since 1903; asst. prof, ear, nose and throat
diseases, Rush Med. Coll., since 1915; ear, nose and
throat surgeon to Children's Memorial Hpsp., 1910-
16; asst. otologist to Presbyn. Hosp. since 1911;
attending eye, ear, nose and throat surgeon to-
Cook Co. Hosp. since 1913;"eye, ear, nose and throat
surgeon to St. Francis Hosp., Evanston. Fellow
Am. Coll. Surgeons; mem. A.M.A., 111. State Med.
Soc., Chicago Med. Soc., Am. Acad. Oto-Laryngol-
ogy, Chicago Laryngol. and Otol. Soc., Institute of
Medicine (Chicago), A.A.A.S. Progressive. Unita-
rian. Recreation: geology. Home: 1945 Sherman
Av., Evanston, 111. Office: 122 S. Michigan Av.,
Chicago.

BOOTES, John Dwight, secretary Commercial
Security Co. Removed to Rochester, N.Y. (See vol.
1911.)

BOOTH, Alfred Vernon, grain cornmn. ; b. Du-
buque, la., May 25, 1865; s. Sidney and Anna.
(Porch) Booth; ed. pub. schs. of San Francisco; m.
Milwaukee, Wis. Oct. 12, 1892, Ada Bercry; 1 son,
Alfred Bercry. Began business life as purser on
Cal. Transportation Co.'s steamers, 1882; came to
Chicago, 1883, beginning as messenger boy for
Brosseau, Booth & Co.; then with W. S. Booth &
Co.; later with John W. Hepburn & Co., H. G. Gay-
lord & Co., and C. A. Wyland & Co.; mem. of Bd. of
Trade in 1889, and in 1893 started in business alone-
as a broker, and was a specialist in long time priv-
ilege business; since May, 1901, of firm of Al V.
Booth & Co., Chicago and Milwaukee, principal
broker in Bd. of Trade memberships. Republican.
Episcopalian. Clubs: South Shore Country, Swan
Lake. Home: 5127 Cornell Av. Office: 69 Board of
Trade.

BOOTH, Edwin Lincoln, coal; b. at Suspension
Bridge, Can., June 1, 1860; s. Joseph and Frances
(Sutton) Booth; ed. pub. schs., Toronto and Ham-
ilton, Ont, to 1875; m. Erie, Pa., Feb. 4, 1886, Sarah
Edith Vincent; children: Blanche, Dorothy, Edwin
Lincoln, Jr., Donald. Was clerk for his father in
railroad business in Hamilton, Ont, 1875-9; stenog-
rapher for gen. freight agt. M.C.Ry.Co., 1879-81;
moved to St. Paul and became stenographer with
the North- Western Fuel Co.; advanced in com-
pany's service and became, 1890, 2d vice pres.;
removed to Chicago in same capacity, 1899, and is
mgr. the Chicago office. Republican. Episcopalian.
Club: Union League. Recreation: golf. Home:
4923 Lake Park Av. Office: 343 S. Dearborn St.

BOOTH, John, mfr.; b. at Radcliff, Lancashire,
Eng., Dec. 30, 1833; s. James and Maria (Walker)
Booth; ed. common schs., Lancashire, Eng., to-
1847; came to U.S., Sept., 1851; to Chicago, 1856;
m. Chicago, Jan. 1, 1857, Julia Heffernan (died Feb.,
1891); m. 2d, Chicago, Nov., 1892, Louise Ford;
children: James, Isabella, John, Julia, Florence,
Stella, Charlotte, George. Learned trade as wrought
iron and wire worker in England, 1847-51; worked-
for Stevens & Co., in N.J., 1851-6; came to Chicago,
1856; worked consecutively for Snow & Co., Mark-
ley, Ailing & Co., Jones & Price; in business on
own account as mem. firm of Booth & Conway,
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lished again in Feb 1872, in firm of Jones & Booth assns.. Lawyers' Inst. Democrat. Clubs: Iroquois,
until 1883- then alone, as a mfr. of wrought iron Chicago Athletic, South Shore Country. Flossmoor
and wire goods and wire cloth; retired May 1, 1909. Country. Home: 5128 Hyde Park Boul. Office: 38
Republican. Episcopalian. Home: 2148 Cleveland S. Dearborn St.
Av. BOBEL, Lewis Constant, automobile accessories;

BOOTH. William Gordon, real estate: b. Dundee, b. Indianapolis, Ind., July 27, 1893; s. Lewis Con-
Scotland Julv 7, 1874: s. James and Jane (Gordon) slant and Nellie (DeWitt) Borel; ed. pub. schs.;
Booth- came'to America 1885; ed. pub. schs., Chi- Indiana Univ., Bloomington, 1910-11; unmarried,
cago; 'm. Jessie M. Shields, of Chicago, Feb. 18, Entered employ of Remy Electric Co., at Ander-
1896- 3 children- Frederick S., Jean C.. William son, Ind., 1912; mgr. at Chicago for same, 1914-17;
Gordon Jr With the real estate firm of Turner & asst. mgr., since 1917, of United Motors Service,
Bond and its successor, William A. Bond & Co., Inc., factory representatives of Remy Electric Co.,
since 1891; admitted as a co-partner Jan. 1, 1909. Dayton Engring. Laboratories Co. and Klaxton Co.
Sec. Chicago Real Estate Bd., 1911. Methodist. Protestant M as 9 n - S?F e ?&? nS: .>?i V^f 1 - 1 " 8 '
Recreation: fishing. Home: 7538 Eggleston Av. Home: 4717 Sheridan Rd. Office: 2641 Michigan
Office: 25 N. Dearborn St. Boul.

BOOZ, John Taylor, lawyer; b. Saunton. Va., BORO, M. Edward, banker. (See vol. 1911.)
Aug. 21, 1868; s. John Wesley and Emma (McGhee) BOR1AMTD, Brace; b. Chicago, July 31, 1880; s.
Booz; ed. pub. schs. and at Fishburne Mil. Acad. ; late John Jay and Harriet (Blair) Borland; A.B.,
m. Bess Rutherford, of Ky., Sept. 5, 1914. Was Harvard Univ., 1901, S.B., 1902; m. Dorothy, d. Le-
connected with Norfolk & Western R.R., in Va., as roy W. Fuller, of Chicago, June 24, 1909. Engaged
relief agt. and operator for 5 yrs., from 16 to 21 in mech. engring.; invented a lock used by safety
yrs. of age; published the Waynesboro Times, at deposit companies. Clubs: Chicago, Saddle and Cy-
Waynesboro, Va., 1889-91; sec. Va. Press Assn., cle, University, Union League. Home: 2632 Prairie
1890-1, studying law during that period; was ad- Av. Office: Borland Bldg.

mitted to the Va. bar; came to Chicago, 1892, and BORLAND Channcey Blair, real estate; b Chl-
has since been engaged in general practice. Demo- Nov 26 1878 . s i ate Jonn Jay and Harriet

crat. Mason (Lodge and Chapter). Clubs. South- (Blair) Borland; grad. Lawrenceville (N.J.) Sch.,
ern. Iroquois. Residence: Hotel Bentmere. Office. ig97; A.B., Harvard, 1901; Harvard Law Sch.. 1 yr.;
38 S. Dearborn St. m Belle McCullough, of Chicago, June 23, 1904; 3

BOPP, -William George, lawyer; b. Chicago, Mar. children: Harriet, Beatrice, Martha. With John H.
3 1880; s. Charles and Friedericke (Schiele) Bopp; Wrenn & Co., 1902-3, Northern Trust Co., 1903-4; in
A.B. Univ. of 111., 1902, Ph.B., 1903, J.D., 1904; m. charge of Borland properties and buildings since
Emma Knoke, of Chicago, June 12, 1906; 2 daugh- 1904, and mgr. same; also pres. Borland Mfg. Co.;
ters: Helen Bernice, Marion Lois. Admitted to 111. dir. Corn Exchange Nat. Bank, Chicago Rys. Co.,
bar, 1904, and since engaged in active practice in Building Mgrs.' Assn. Trustee and sec. St. Luke's
Chicago. Mason (Lake View Lodge, Lincoln Park Hosp., and the Old People's Home of City of Chi-
Chapter, St. Bernard Commandery, Shrine). Mem. cago. Episcopalian. Clubs: Harvard (Chicago, New
Class A, Reserve Officers' Training Camp, Ft. Sher- York and Boston), Chicago, University, Saddle and
idan, 111., May 15-Aug. 13, 1917. Home: 4436 Mag- Cycle, Chicago Athletic, Onwentsia (Chicago) ; New
nolia Av. Office: 139 N. Clark St. York Yacht; Eastern Yacht (Marblehead, Mass.).

BOBCHABDT Conrad Robert, secretary Nat. Recreations: outdoor diversions. Home: 2622 Prai-



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