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Botolph (Boston). Residence: 5801 Monroe Av.

LIMBEBT, Gcorg-e Brown, iron merchant;
b. Ripon, Wis., Nov. 15, 1862; s. Matthew and
Nannie (Brown) Limbert; ed. common schools
at Ripon, Wis.; m. Ripon, Wis., 1888, Marie
Kuderlir\g; children: Robert Matthew, Marie.
Came to Chicago in 1882 and was traveling
salesman for wholesale house to 1892; then
city salesman, 1892-97. In 1897 established
George B. Limbert & Co., iron pipe and steam
goods, of which business is now sole proprie-
tor. Republican. Mem. Woodlawn Park Lodge,
A. F. and A. M. Club: Hamilton. Office: 49-55
Fulton St. Residence: 6634 Drexel Av.

LINCOLN, George Eckert, mgr. Chicago
agency of the Mergenthaler Linotype Co.; b.
on farm in Chester Co., Pa., Sept. 2, 1848; s.
George V. and Mary M. (Morris) Lincoln; ed.
public school and Parkesburg (Pa.) Acad. ; m.
Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 28, 1898, Mary Yates.
Learned the printing business (hand book
composition), Philadelphia, Pa., from 17 to 21
years old; drifted into the newspaper business,
and in 1897 invented the "Lincoln" type gal-
ley; later obtained a number of valuable pat-
ents, principally pertaining to type composing
machines. Has a thorough knowledge of all
existing composing machines and all past and
present efforts of inventors in that line, and
has contributed materially to the success of
the Linotype; mgr. Chicago agency Mergen-
thaler Linotype Co., since Jan. 1, 1902. Demo-
crat. Mem. Hill Grove Lodge, No. 540, A. F.
and A. M., and Evening Star Chapter, No. 225,
R. A. M., both of Brooklyn, N. Y. Office: 17-21
VanBuren St. Residence: 5340 Drexel Av.

LINCOLN, Robert Todd, lawyer; b. Spring-
field, 111., Aug. 1, 1843; eldest son of Pres.
Abraham Lincoln; grad. Harvard, 1864 (LL.D.,
Harvard, 1893); entered Harvard Law School,
but left to enter army, serving until end of
war as capt. on staff of Gen. Grant; m. Sept.
24, 1868, Mary Harlan, daughter of James
Harlan, of Iowa; 2 married daughters: Mary
Isham, Jessie Beckwith. Admitted to Chicago
bar; U. S. Secretary of War, 1881-5; U.
S. minister to Great Britain, 1889-93. Was spe-
cial counsel for, and after death of George
M. Pullman, became pres., the Pullman Co.;
vice-pros. Chicago Edison Co., Commonwealth
Electric Co.: trustee Am. Surety Co., of New
York: dir. Chicago Telephone Co., Central Un-
ion Telephone Co., Commercial Nat. Bank,
Pullman Loan and Savings Bank, Equitable
Life Assurance Soc. of the TT. S. Clubs: Union,
University, Harvard. New York, Chicago, Chi-
cago Athletic and others. Office: Pullman Bldg.
Residence: 60 Lake Shore Drive.

LINDBLOM, Robert, commission merchant:
b. Nerike. Sweden, Nov. 17, 1844; s. Nils and
Lovisa (Tolf) Lindblom; ed. private tutors,
In agricultural and business college, and course
In civil engineering; came to U. S., 1864; m.
Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 17, 1874, Hattie Lewis
(now deceased); children: Lenor, Vesta. Has
been engaged as a board of trade commission
merchant since 1873. as Robert Lindblom &
Co. Was col. on staff of Gov. Altgeld, 1893-7;
pres. of Civil Service Commission of Chicago,



Feb. 18, 1898, to July 1, 1902; was one of the
original 35 World's Fair dirs.; Swedish Royal
Commissioner to World's Fair; knighted by
the King of Sweden, 1893. Sec. Farmers' Nat.
Exchange Co. Agnostic in religion. Clubs: Un-
ion League, Swedish. Office: Postal Telegraph
Bldg. Residence: 161 Lake View Av.

LINDEN, Frank Louis, interior decorator; b.
Chicago, June 16, 1859; s. A. W. and C. A.
(Johnson) Linden; ed. public schools of Rock-
ford, 111.; m. Chicago, June 1, 1898, Carrie
Louise Knlll; 1 son: Frank L., Jr. After leav-
ing school in 1876, went to New iork City,
where was engaged in interior decorating un-
til 1881, when returned to Chicago; in 1882
entered into partnership with Ernest J. Spier-
ling, forming present firm of Spierling & Lin-
den. Also of Linden Glass Co. Independent Re-
publican. Clubs: Kenwood, Architectural Of-
fice: 1216 Michigan Av. Residence: 175 47th
St.

LINDGBEN, John Richard, banker; b. Chi-
cago, Feb. 20, 1855; s. Charles Magnus and
Johanna (Anderson) Llndgren; ed. common
and high schools of Chicago; m. Chicago, 1898,
Ethel May Roe. Entered business life as vessel
and insurance agent; mem. Haugan & Lind-
gren, bankers, 1879-91, when the business was
organized under state charter; since then cash-
ier of the State Bank of Chicago. Republican.
Methodist. Club: Union League. Office: 142
Washington St. Residence: 1224 Sheridan Rd.,
Evanston, 111.

LINDLEY, William Orvllle, lawyer; b. Chil-
llcothe, O., Apr. 18, 1870; s. Henry Bartlett
and Mary M. (Cory) Lindley; ed. private
school and high school of Chillicothe, O.,
graduating from latter, 1886; special studies
at Univ. of Michigan and law course in same,
graduating, LL.B., 1893. Came to Chicago in
fall of 1893, and since then has been in con-
tinuous practice of law in Chicago, with ex-
ception of extensive travels. Republican. Pres-
byterian. Clubs: Onwentsia, San Juan Coun-
try (Porto Rico, charter mem.). Office: 107
Dearborn St. Residence: Lake Forest, 111.

LINDSTEN, Frank J., retired manufacturer;
b. Jankoping, Sweden, June 7, 1846; s. Carl M.
and Mary Eliza Lindsten; ed. Sweden; came
to U. S., arriving in Chicago Aug. 9, 1868; m.,
1st, Sarah Samuelson (died Apr. 25, 1886);
children: Edward J., Emil G., Alice C., Mabel
F; m., 2d, 1888, Alma Hedner. In 1869 went
into business as a manufacturer of clothing
from cloth supplied by the wholesalers; the
business grew and brought him a comfortable
fortune, and in 1878 he turned business over
to his 2 sons. Elected supervisor of the town
of Lake View, 1896, and mem. of the Board
of Co. Commissioners of Cook Co., 1898. Re-
publican. Mem. Odd Fellows, Royal Arcanum,
K. P. Clubs: Swedish Glee: also Columbia, of
Fox Lake. Residence: 960 Pratt Av.

LING, John, lawyer; b. Lincolnshire, Eng.,
Apr. 10, 1842; s. John and Rebecca (Lee) Ling;
came to America with parents in 1851, settling
in Rome, N. Y. ; removed to Batavia, N. Y.,
and thence to Clinton Co., Ta. ; early education
in parish schools in England and public
schools in this country, working on farm
summers; taught school about 6 years; studied
at Wheaton (111.) College, 1861-3; Bryant &
Stra.tton Commercial College, Chicago, 1863-
1864, at same time studying Latin and German
under private tutor; read law with A. B. Tyr-
rell, of Clinton, la.; principal of graded school
at Camanche, la., 1866-7: studied law there;
admitted, to bar of Chicago, Mar., 1870;
m. Chicago, 1877, Anna B. Hall; children: John
T., Blanche H. Democrat. Office: 172 Washing-
ton St. Residence: 1029 North Av., Wilmette,
111.

LINN, James "Weber, author, educator; b.
Winnebago, 111., May 11, 1876; s. John M. and
Mary C. (Addams) Linn; preparatory educa-
tion Geneseo, 111., Collegiate Inst. ; grad.



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Univ of Chicago 1897; since 1899 instructor head violin dept., Chicago Musical College. Of-
Univ' of Chicago; m Mar. 26, 1904, Mary How- fice: 202 Michigan Av. Residence: 683 Fuller-
land.' Mem. Alpha Delta Phi. Clubs: University, ton Av.

Quadrangle, Midlothian. Author: The Second LITT, Solomon, mgr. McVicker's Theatre; b.

Generation (novel), 1902; The Chameleon, Milwaukee, Wis., Apr. 28, 1872; s. Isaac and

1903 Residence: 230 56th St. Mary (Litt) Litt; ed. public schools, Milwau-

LINN, William Bobert, grain commission kee, Wis.; m. Chicago, Aug., 1895, Henrietta

merchant; b. Butler Co., O., Mar. 25, 1850; s. Litt; 1 son: Solomon, Jr. Since 1883 has been

M G Linn; removed with parents to Terre engaged in theatrical business in connection

Haute, Ind., when quite young, and was edu- with Jacob Litt; was first with the Bijou

cated there; came to Chicago, 1867; m. Chica- Theatre, Milwaukee, of which became treas.

go Mar 14, 1881, Nellie B. Butler; children: and mgr.; traveled as mgr. and advance agent

Mabel, Howard, Dwight, Dorothy C. Was em- for 5 years, and came to Chicago, 1898, to be-

ployed by Linn & Reed, commission merchants come sec., treas. and mgr. of McVicker's Thea-

(of which his father was senior mem.), 1867- tre. Mem. Chicago Commercial Assn. Club:

1872; became mem. of Chicago Board of Trade, Illinois Athletic. Office: 78 Madison St. Resi-

June 1875, and has since carried on a general dence: 4331 Grand Boul.

commission business in grain and provisions. LITTLE, Charles Benton, manufacturer; b.
Clubs: Union League, Chicago, Washington Indianola, la., Oct. 18, 1872; s. A. J. and Mar-
Park, Chicago Athletic. Office: 145 VanBuren garet (Conklin) Little; ed. Simpson College,
St Residence: 2709 Michigan Av. Indianola, la. ; m. Indianola, la., Jan., 1895,

LINNELL, Bird McPherson, physician; b. Agnes Buxton. Has been in mfg. business
Union Co., 111., June 8, 1866; s. Lewis Thomas since leaving college, and in 1897 became a
and Isabelle A. (Longley) Linnell; ed. Cob- resident of Chicago, and a mem. of the firm
den (111.) High School to 1883; Southern Illi- of Kittleman & Little, manufacturers of belts,
nois Normal School, 1883-4; Lake Forest Acad., leather specialties, etc.; firm was incorporated
1884-5; Lake Forest College, 1885-9, graduat- Aug., 1903, when became vice-pres. and sec.
ing, A B., 1889; instructor in biology, same, Republican. Pres. of Village of Berwyn, 1903-
1890-1: student Rush Med. College, 1889-90, 1904. Mem. Berwyn Lodge, A. F. and A. M.
and 1891-3, graduating, M.D., 1893; m. Dixon, Office: 63 Market St. Residence: Berwyn, 111.
111., June 30, 1896, Grace A. Brubaker. Was in- LITTLE, Charles G., lawyer; b. Philadel-
terne, Presbyterian Hosp.. 1893-4. Asst. prof, phia, Pa., Oct. 17, 1874; s. Dr. Charles Joseph
of medicine, Rush Med. College; asst. physl- (now pres. Garrett Biblical Institute) and
cian Presbyterian Hosp.; associate physician Anna Marie (Bahn) Little; grad. Amherst Col-
Cook Co. Hosp; attending physician, Chicago lege, 1895; Northwestern Univ. Law School,
Union Hosp. Mem. Am. Med. Assn., Illinois 1897; m. Evanston, 111., Oct. 2, 1900, Myra Wil-
State Med. Soc., Chicago Med. Soc., Chicago son; children: Alice Elizabeth, Charles Joseph.
Pathological Soc., Physicians' Club. Republi- Admitted to bar, June, 1897. Asst. prof, of law
can. Six years asst. surgeon, 2d regt., I. N. G. in the Northwestern Univ. Law School. Clubs:
Presbyterian. Club: Chicago Press. Office: 100 University, Evanston Golf. Office: Marquette
State St. Residence: 290 Belden Av. Bldg. Residence: 1418 Forest Av., Evanston,

LINTHICUM, Richard, news editor, Chicago 111.

Chronicle, since July, 1904; b. Libertytown, LITTLE, Charles Joseph, pres. Garrett Bibli-

Md., Mar. 30, 1859; s. Hamilton S. and Soph- cal Institute, since 1895; b. Philadelphia, Pa.,

ronia (Gallaher) Linthicum; ed. schools of Sept. 21, 1840; grad. Univ. of Pennsylvania,

Baltimore and Liberty Acad.; m. Denver, Sept. A.B., 1861; studied in Berlin, 1870-1; (Ph.D.,

24, 1882, Mary Alice Van De Venter; 1 son: DePauw; LL.D., Dickinson); m. Dec. 3, 1872,

Earl. Served as observer, U. S. Weather Bu- Anna Marina Schultze, Berlin, Prussia. Prof,

reau, 1877-80; engaged in newspaper work and philosophy and history, Dickinson College,

magazine writing since 1883; contributor of 1874-85; prof, logic and history, Syracuse

articles, short stories, etc., to various maga- Univ., 1885-91; prof, historical theology, Gar-

zines. Author: Rocky Mountain Tales, 1892; rett Biblical Institute, 1891-5. Fernley lecturer

Boer and Britisher in South Africa, 1900; Best to British M. E. Conference for 1900. Author:

Recitations, 1902; Educational Encyclopaedia Christianity and the Nineteenth Century; The

of C9mmon Things, 1903; The War Between Angel in the Flame. Address: 2016 Sheridan

Russia and Japan, 1905. Business address: Rd., Evanston, 111.

Chicago Chronicle. Residence: 1981 Kenmore LITTLE, Josiah, banker; b. Auburn, Me.,

Av., Chicago. Sept. 10, 1832; s. Josiah and Nancy (Bradford)

LXPFEBT, Joseph John, broker; b. Cincin- Little; ed. public schools, and at Lewiston
nati, O., Nov. 19, 1870; s. Joseph and Gather- Falls (Me.) Acad. at age 16 to 18; m. Frahk-
ine (Steimer) Lippert; ed. public and high lin, Lee Co., 111., Nov. 17, 1859, Mary Ann Hus-
schools of Cincinnati; m. Cincinnati, Mar. 8, sey; children: Josiah, Nancy J. (both deceased),
1893, Louise Schaetzle; 1 daughter: Mildred A. Mary E., Edward H., Maria W. Left home in
In grain commission business, Cincinnati Portland, Me., Oct., 1851; resided in Missouri
Chamber of Commerce, for 10 years, with Jo- 2 years; located at Amboy, 111., in spring of
seph Good and in firm of Rieker & Lippert 1854; merchant there until 1868, when estab-
prior to 1898, in which year came to this city; lished the banking business of Josiah Little;
was with Goemann & Co., Chicago, 1898, to organized 1st Nat. Bank of Amboy, 111., Nov.
May, 1904, and on May 16, 1904, the Lippert 1, 1899; removed to Chicago, Apr., 1902. Pres.
Co. was organized, of which company is sec. and dlr. of 1st Nat. Bank of Amboy and 1st
and treas. Also Chicago mgr. of the Goemann Nat. Bank of Crystal Lake, la.; dir. Nat.
Grain Co., of Toledo, O. Mem. Chicago Board Bank of N. America. Chicago, and of Colonial
of Trade. Mem. Knights of the Maccabees. Of- Trust and Savings Bank, Chicago. Republican,
flee: 6 Sherman St. Residence: 1218 Flournoy Congregationalist. Club. Congregational. Resi-
st, dence: 3211 Calumet Av.

LISTEMABTN, Bernhard, violinist; b. Schlot- LITTLE, Biley McMillan, clergyman; b. Ce-
heim, Thuringia, Ger., Aug. 28, 1841; appoint- darville, O., Sept. 15, 1865: s. Robert and Mary
ed at 17 court violinist to Prince of Schwartz- (McMillan) Little; ed. Cedarville (O.) High
burg; came to U. S., 1867, and traveled exten- School; Monmouth (111.) College, B.S., June
sively; concert master Theodore Thomas or- 12, 1890; Allegheny Theological Seminary, B.D.,
chestra, New York, 1870-4; founded, 1874, Bos- Apr., 1893; m. E. Palestine, O., May 10, 1893,
ton Philharmonic Club, and organized, 1879, Nannie M. Chamberlin; children: Mary Cham-
Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, of which he berlin, William Clark, Dorothy, Elma Eliza-
was dir.; concertmaster Boston Symphony Or- beth. Entered U. P. ministry as pastor of U. P.
chestra, 1881; founded, 1881, the Listemann Church of Albany, Ore., Sept. 1, 1893, to Oct.
String Quartette, which continues. Since 1893, 23, 1896; became first pastor of Woodlawn U.



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P. Church, Nov. 1, 1896, in which pastorate
continues. Dir. Monmouth College; dir. Chi-
cago Tract Soc. ; dir. and chairman of general
advisory committee Chicago Bureau of Asso-
ciated Charities. Republican. Mem. 7th Ward
Republican Club, Woodlawn Improvement
Club. Address: 449 E. 62d St.

LITTLEFIELD, Andrew Sylvester, pres. N.
Am. Ry. Construction -Co.; b. Baltimore, Md.,
Oct. 3, 1859; s. J9hn W. and Sally (Byrd) Lit-
tlefield; ed. public school; m. Baltimore, Md.,
June, 1886, Blanche Worthington; children: Ar-
thur, Raymond, Goodrich, Worthington. Began
business life in Baltimore, Md., with the Bal-
timore Car Wheel Co., with which continued
8 years; then came to Chicago as general sales
agent for the Lorain Steel Co., for which he is
still agent; in 1898 organized the N. Am. Ry.
Construction Co. (which succeeded the Am.
Ry. Construction Co., which went out of busi-
ness), of which he is pres., in a general line
of railway supplies and construction. Inde-
pendent Republican. Methodist. Club: Union
.League. Office: Monadnock Blk. Residence:
Auditorium Annex.

LITTLEJOHN, John Martin, pres. and prof,
of theory of osteopathic therapeutics and
practice, Am. College of Osteopathic Medicine
and Surgery since 1900; b. Glasgow, Scot-
land, Feb. 15, 1867; s. Rev. James and Eliza-
beth Walker Scott Littlejohn; grad. Univ. of
Glasgow; studied theology; ordained, 1886;
taught theology, 1886-7; continued studies;
A.M., 1889; B.D., 1890; LL.B., 1892; univ. fel-
low Columbia Univ., 1892-3; grad. Ph.D. (hon-
orary D.D. and LL.D.); M.D., Dunham Med.
College and Hering Med. College; m. Aug. 11,
1900, Ipswich, Eng., Mabel Alice Thompson;
children: Mary Elizabeth Helen (b. June 8,
1901), Mabel Emma (b. Sept. 19, 1903). Was
tutor Glasgow Univ.,. 1882-5; principal Rose-
mount Coll., 1890-2; pres. Amity Coll., College
Springs, la., 1894-7; prof, physiology, psychol-
ogy and psychiatry and dean of faculty, Am.
School of Osteopathy, Kirksville, Mo., Feb.,

1898, to June, 1900 (D.O., 1900); enrolled as
lawyer, May, 1899; prof, physiology, Hahne-
mann Med. College, Chicago. Fellow and gold
medalist Soc. of Science, London, 1895; fellow
Royal Soc. of Literature of Great Britain

1899. Editor-in-chief Osteopathic World, 1903-
1905. Author: Christian Sabbatism, 1892; The
Political Theory of the Schoolmen and Gro-
tlus (3 parts), 1894; The Evolution of the
State, 1895; Lecture Notes on Physiology,
1898; Text-book on Physiology, 1898; Lectures
on Pyscho-Physiology, 1899; Lectures on Pys-
cho-Pathology, 1900; the Journal of the Sci-
ence of Osteopathy, 1900-3; The Science of
Osteopathy, 1899; Treatise on Osteopathy,
1902. Office: Masonic Temple, and 497 W. Mon-
roe St. Residence: 928 W. Adams St.

LITTLEJOHN, Wiley Jones, insurance; b.
Fayette Co., Tenn., 1849; s. Wiley Jones and
Margaret (Chisholm) Littlejohn; ed. public
schools, Memphis, Tenn; St. Louis (Mb.) Univ.;
m. Memphis, Tenn., 1873, Mary Louise Poston.
Engaged in fire insurance business in Mem-
phis, Tenn., 1866; general agent Merchants'
Insurance Co., of St. Joseph, Mo., 1874-80;
special agent, Connecticut Fire Insurance Co.,
of Hartford, Conn., 1880-6; 1886-94, asst.
mgr. same comapny; since 1894, mgr. western
dept. N. British and Mercantile Insurance Co.,
of Great Britain. Formerly pres. Missouri,
Kansas and Nebraska State Board of Fire Un-
derwriters; pres. Fire Underwriters of the
Northwest. Clubs: Union League, Evanston
Country, Glen View. Office: Nat. Life Bldg.
Residence: Evanston, 111.

LIVINGSTON, Charles George, flour and ce-
reals; b. Chicago, Apr. 12. 1863; s. Isaac and
Hannah Livingston: ed. public schools of Chi-
caeo to 1882; m. Chicago, Oct., 1892, Hattie
Livingston. In 1885 entered employ of I. Pies-
er & Co., flour and cereals, as office man, be-



coming a partner in 1892; business was incor-
porated, 1902, as the Pieser-Livingston Co.,
of which is sec. and treas. Republican. Clubs:
Lakeside, Illinois Athletic (charter mem.). Of-
fice: 235-247 Johnson St. Residence: Lakota
Hotel.

LIVINGSTON, Van Benaselaer, mgr. Schu-
bert Piano Co.; b. Troy, N. Y., Aug. 12, 1849;
B. Van R. and Jane (Sutherland) Livingston;
ed. public schools, Troy, N. Y., and Milwaukee,
Wis.; m. Chicago, 111., 1881, Ettie McCracken
Clarke; children: Etta Louise, Alice, Gertrude.
Lived in Milwaukee, Wis., for 7 years in
youth; has been in the piano business for the
past 30 years; was with Root & Cady, 1871-2;
then with W. J. Dyer & Bro., Minneapolis, as
traveling representative, and with Mason &
Hamlin as traveling representative; with
Chickering, Chase Bros. Co., 1889-1890; then
associated with Lyon, Potter & Co., as corre-
spondent and mgr. of the wholesale dept.,
1890-8; then western mgr. for the A. B. Chase
& Co., of Norwalk, O., at Chicago, until May
1, 1904, when he became mgr. of the Chicago
branch of the Schubert Piano Co., of New
York. Republican. Mason; Oriental Lodge, La-
fayette Chapter, R. A. M. Club: Bryn Mawr.
Office: 179 Wabash Av. Residence: 7200 Mer-
rill Av.

LLEWELLYN, Frank J., asst. vice-pres. and
contracting mgr., Am. Bridge Co.; b. Somerset-
shire, Eng., May 22, 1861; s. Rev. Lewis and
Mary Ann Joanna (Rutt) Llewellyn; ed. Stony
Gate Grammar School, Leicester, Eng.; m. Can-
non Falls, Minn., 1887, Alberta Cook; children:
Lewis Kenneth, Francis Albert, Dorothy, Ma-
rian Grace. Was articled apprentice to Gim-
son & Co., engineers, Leicester, Eng., 1876-82;
designing engineer Midland Ry. Carriage and
Wagon Co., Shrewsbury, Eng., 1882-4; trav-
eled, 1884-5; chief engineer for Gillette, Her-
zog Mfg. Co., Minneapolis, 1885-90; vice-pres.
and chief engineer of same, 1890-1900; sold
out to Am. Bridge Co., 1900; pres. Koken Iron
Works, St. Louis, Mo., 1900-1; asst. vice-pres.
and contracting mgr., Am. Bridge Co., of New
York, since 1901. Also dir. International Bond
and Development Co., World Today Co.; trus-
tee of the Univ. of Chicago; trustee and treas.
Univ. of Chicago Divinity School. Mem. Am.
Soc. of C. E. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Quadran-
gle, Homewood Country. Office: Monadnock
Blk. Residence: 6033 Jefferson Av.

LLEWELLYN, John Thomas, manufacturer;
b. Briton Ferry, South Wales, July 7, 1863; s.
Henry and Elizabeth (Gower) Llewellyn;
came to America with parents same year; at-
tended Holden Grammar School, Chicago, 2
years; moved to Milwaukee in 1869, and at-
tended Bay View High School. Began work at
16 as office boy at Milwaukee Works, North
Chicago Rolling Mill Company (now Illinois
Steel Co.); advanced at different periods to
telegraph operator, order clerk, asst. paymas-
ter and asst. sales agent; when offices Mil-
waukee Works moved to Chicago, in 1892, ac-
cepted position mgr. Belle City Malleable Iron
Co.'s Works, Racine, Wis., remaining six
years; then organized Chicago Malleable
Castings Co., of which is now vice-pres. and
gen. mgr. Treas. Hendee Wire Brush Co., Mil-
waukee; dir. Llewellyn Park Land Co., Racine,
Wis. Republican. Methodist. Mem. Kilbourne
Lodge No. 3, A. F. & A. M. (Milwaukee), and
Western Railway Club (Chicago); m. June 23,
1886, Mary Agnes, daughter James Sheriffs,
of Milwaukee, Wis.; 1 son: James S. Office:
120th St. and Center Av., West Pullman. Resi-
dence: 5494 Cornell Av.

LLEWELLYN, Joseph Corson, architect; b.
Philadelphia, Pa., July 22, 1855; s. David R.
and Huldah S. (Corson) Llewellyn; grad. Univ.
of Illinois, 1877; m. Monticello, 111., May, 1883,
Emma C. Piatt; children: Ralph C., Clarinne,
Ruth, Vida. Instructor in Univ. of Illinois,
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1879-80; supt. Lindell Ry., St. Louis, 1880-6;
engaged for self In various branches of work
until 1893; since then in practice as architect
in Chicago. Was 2 terms pres. of the Architec-
tural League of America. Republican. Clubs:
Chicago Architectural, Union League, Chicago
Athletic, Hamilton, LaGrange Country. Office:
1st Nat. Bank Bldg. Residence: 324 6th Av.,
LaGrange, 111.

LLEWELLYN, Silas James, manufacturer;
b. Briton Ferry, Wales, Oct. 25, 1860; s. Henry
and Elizabeth (Gower) Llewellyn; ed. public
schools, Milwaukee, Wis. ; m. Milwaukee, June
19, 1884, Mary E., daughter of William B.
Parkes; children: Paul, Gertrude, Elizabeth.
Entered employ of N. Chicago Rolling Mill
Co., Milwaukee, Wis., Oct., 1879, as clerk; re-
mained with that company and its successor,
Illinois Steel Co., until 1897, successively as
salesman, asst., and acting mgr., Milwaukee
works; removed to Chicago, with same com-
pany, 1895-7; in 1897 became vice-pres. and dir.
Inland Iron and Forge Co.; this merged, 1899,
into Republic Iron and Steel Co., of which was
sec. and mem. of the executive committee; in
1900, vice-pres. Piano Mfg. Co., which was
merged in the International Harvester Co. in
which he is division mgr. Also vice-pres. Chica-
go Malleable Castings Co., Jones Automatic
Stoker Co.; dir. Chicago, W. Pullman & South-
ern Ry. Co. Republican. Methodist. Clubs: Chi-
cago Athletic, Evanston. Office: 7 Monroe St.
Residence: 1246 Ridge Av., Evanston, 111.

LGBDELL, Charles Wesley, retired mer-
chant, banker and manufacturer; b. Victor,
N. Y., Feb. 27, 1834; s. George A. (descendant
of Simon Lobdell, of Milford, Conn., 1646)
and Almira (Preston) Lobdell; academical ed-
ucation; m. Moline, 111., Oct. 22, 1864, Henri-
etta M. Shaw; children: Edwin L., Mrs.
Frances Lobdell Brown, Mrs. Marion Lobdell
Bradford. Engaged in practice of law, 1859-62;
abandoned profession for business life in 1862,
and was merchant, banker and manufacturer
at Moline, 111.; removed to Chicago, 1888; now
retired. Mem. Chicago Stock Exchange. Repub-
lican. Reformed Episcopalian. Residence: 3861
Lake Av.

LOBDELL, Edwin Lyman, banker and bro-
ker; b. Illinois, July 14, 1857; s. Charles W.
and Eliza J. (Gere) Lobdell; ed. public schools;
m. Chicago, Jan. 4, 1883, Annie Philpot; chil-
dren: Charles, Adeline Edith. Came to Chicago
in 1873, and served as teller in 1st Nat. Bank,
1874-81; on Board of Trade as partner in firm
of Nash, Wright & Co., and in 1888 started
brokerage and banking business. In 1890 took
partner, the firm being known as Lobdell, Far-
well & Co., which dissolved in 1898; estab-



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