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agent Nat. Despatch-Great Eastern Line; b. a mem. of Chicago Fire Dept., Engine Co. I,
Lyndon, Vt., Apr. 22, 1844; s. Erastus and Me- being sec. and treas. 10 years; later co-operated
lissa (Bradley) Graves; ed. public schools of in establishing Firemen's Insurance Co. Has
Vermont; enlisted, 1862, and served 15 months been an invalid for several years. Residence:
In Co. G, 15th Vt. Vol. in Civil War; m., 1st, 2807 Prairie Av.

Lyndon, Vt., 1869, Mary A. Ide; m., 2d, Chica- GRAY, George Covert, mgr. the Jenkins &
go, 1887, May Mann; children: Helen Dorothy, Reynolds Co.; b. Mt. Oreb, Brown Co., O.; ed.
Marion Ruth, Henrietta Grace. Was engaged public schools at New Vienna, O. After leav-
at work on the family farm until entering the ing school was chief clerk to the treas. of
army. In 1864 entered railway service with the the Cincinnati, Portsmouth & Virginia R. R.,
Passumpsic R. R. (now a part of the Boston at Cincinnati; resigned and came to Chicago
& Maine R. R.); 1865-6, engaged in commis- in 1892, as cashier for a real estate firm; in
sion business at N. Bridgewater and Boston, 1895, elected treas., and in 1901 also sec. and
Mass.; 1866-80, employed by the Ogdensburg mgr. of the Jenkins & Reynolds Co. Republi-
& Lake Champlain R. R. as station agent; can. Methodist. Mem. Chicago Mason and Bldg
came to Chicago, May, 1880, as general west- Club, Chicago Architectural Club. Clubs: Ham-
ern agent Nat. Despatch Fast Freight Line ilton, Illinois Athletic. Office: Chamber of Com-
and Nat. Despatch and New York Despatch merce. Residence: 4465 Oaken wald Av.
Refrigerator Lines; later represented the Cen- GRAY, James J., lawyer; b. Chicago, Nov.
tral Vermont Line of steamers, and at present 23, 1861; s. Patrick L. and Sarah L. (Murphy")
general western agent Nat. Despatch-Great Gray; ed. public schools of 21st Ward.
Eastern Line. Office: 135 Adams St. Residence: Learned printing trade; deputy probate clerk,
486 N. Forest Av., River Forest, 111. 1893-5; deputy circuit clerk, 1895-7, and was

GRAVES, Nathaniel Abraham, physician; b. assigned to Judge Tuley's court, in which be-
DeKalb Co., 111., July 5, 1864; s. Abraham D. came the judge's minute clerk and record
and Salina L. (Churchill) Graves; ed. public writer; studied law; was admitted to bar, 1896,
and high schools, Sycamore, 111., Northwest- and soon afterward associated in practice with
ern Univ. Preparatory School, and Bennett M - J- Moran under firm name of Gray & Mo-
Med. College, M.D., 1890; m. DeKalb Co., 111., ran- Elected N. Town assessor, 1897, and re-
Aug. 11, 1885, Carrie C. Van Voorhis; chil- elected, 1898; later in 1898 elected mem. of
dren: Pansy, Nathaniel, Mildred. Was 2 years the Cook Co. Board of Assessors (the only
interne at Cook Co. Hosp.; prof, of practice Democratic mem.), and continued as such un-
of medicine and sec., Bennett Med. College; V 1 ^? 6 ^ 3 i;, 1904 ' and was pres - 19 <>3-4. Office:
attending physician at Cook Co. and Bennett Ashland Blk. Residence: 639 Cleveland Av.
Hosps. Mem. Chicago Eclectic Med. Soc., Illi- GRAY, John, stenographer; b. Derby, Eng.,
nois State Eclectic Med. Soc., Nat. .Eclectic Sept. 15, 1849; s. James H. and Bertha (Hall)
Med. Assn. Mem. Royal Arcanum, Royal Gray; ed. public schools, Derby, Eng.; m.
League. Republican. Office: 100 State St. Resi- Sheffield, Eng., 1878, Violet Shipman. Came to
dence: 518 W. Chicago Avenue. U. S., 1868; clerk in a mercantile house, Oma-

GRAY, Allen William, physician; b. Chi- ha, Neb., and also employed for special ser-
cago, 111., Dec. 16, 1839; s. John and Phebe vice by Omaha Herald. Engaged by State of
Maria (Allen) Gray; ed. Northwestern Univ., Nebraska to report proceedings of the Con-
1858-61; left the "univ. Apr. 19, 1861 (the stitutional Convention of 1871; in 1870 was
first student to enlist in the Civil War), and appointed deputy county clerk of Douglas Co.,
enlisted as private Battery A, Chicago Light Neb., and in Feb., 1872, came to Chicago and
Artillery; transferred to 51st Regt. 111. Infy.; entered employ of the official stenographers
promoted to regimental adjutant and served upon the resumption of court business after
in all 4 years; grad. Chicago Med. College, the great fire; then formed firm of Dement,
M.D., 1868; m. Chicago, Oct. 13, 1862, Sarah Gray & Co., stenographers, which continued
Helen Adams, of Northfield, Cook Co., 111.; until 1876, then of Gray, Hewitt & Co., until
children: Ethan Allen, Louis Adams, Helen 1886; since 1886, of Gray, Abbott & Williston.
Barbara, Philip Mosher, Carolyn. In continu- Office: 79 Dearborn St.

ous practice of medicine since 1868. Repub- GRAY, Richard Meredith, mgr. Chicago
lican. Mem. Ancient Order United Workmen, Beach Hotel; b. Omaha, Neb., Sept. 12, 1875;
Royal League, Chicago Med. and Illinois State s. Fred W. and Kate (Little) Gray; ed. public
Med. Socs. Office and residence: 1410 Wash- schools, Omaha, Neb., and Shattuck School,
ington Boul. Faribault, Minn.; m. Anna Scott Nugent. Com-

GRAY, Edward Everett, lawyer; b. Derby, menced business career 1891 as a bookkeeper
Eng., Jan. 14, 1862; s. James and Ann C. for father, who was in the lumber business;
(Colechin) Gray; ed. grammar schools in Eng- was afterward mgr. for his father until 1896;
land; Union College of Law, Chicago, LL.B., then went to Escanaba, Mich., and was book-
1883. Came to Chicago from England in 1880. keeper for the First Nat. Bank until 1899;
Was admitted to bar, 1884; mem. firm of came to Chicago, 1899, and was employed as
Weigley, Bulkley & Gray, 10 years; upon re- clerk in the Am. Trust and Savings Bank un-
tirement of Mr. Weigley present firm of Bulk- til 1900; afterward auditor Chicago Beach
ley, Gray & More was formed. Republican. Hotel until 1904; went to British Columbia
Mem. Chicago Bar Assn., and Illinois State Bar and engaged in the lumber business until 1905;
Assn. Clubs: Hamilton, Illinois Athletic, Bel- returned to Chicago and was appointed asst.
mont Golf. Office: 205 LaSalle St. Residence: mgr. of the Chicago Beach Hotel, later as-
Chicago Beach Hotel. suming his present position as mgr. Repub-

GRAY, Franklin D., capitalist; b. Sharon, Mean. Club: Midlothian. Address: Chicago
Litchfield Co., Conn., May 19, 1818; s. Silas Beach Hotel.

A. and Lucretia Wedhams Gray; passed his GRAY, 'William Houser, life insurance; b.
early years on a farm and ed. district school Piqua, O., Sept. 23, 1847; s. Jacob C. and Cath-
until 10 years of age, later supplemented by erine (Houser) Gray; ed. Piqua High School
1 year at high school; m. Norfolk, Conn., July and at Denison Univ.; m. Feb. 22, 1882, Orpha
4, 1843, Anna O., daughter of Jeremiah Phelps, Ella Buckingham; children: Ina B., William
now deceased. Came to Chicago, 1840, and en- B., Ralph B. After leaving college was em-
tered employ of a general store, in which he ployed by Lake Erie & Western R. R. Co. as
became partner, 1845; continued the grocery civil engineer; later in lumber business at
business under different firm names until Piqua, O., until 1871; connected with life in-


its general counsel and mem.
executive committee; later elected

T.'s and Masonic Mutual Aid Assn., of Gin- chairman of the board of dlVectorS Ind" in

cmnati, O., and was its mgr. until 1883. In Feb l ( r . w-is m-iYi ' d In

1884 came to Chicago, organizing the K. T.'s Governor of the Art Tni?nV 01* if c m P any -

and Mason's Life Indemnity Co., of Chicago. Harvard Hvde plrk Offlr^- o n C1 V bs c : C , hlcago

incorporated May 4, 1884, of which he has "^ara, K 205 LaSalle St.

, , m.

ever since been mgr. Was the originator of the JSTiSr 1 T , , ? k , B " Physician; b. Cam-

company which removed old Libby Prison ', "' -^t V. Jul / y , r 1 / Z- 18 ': s - Rev. John M.

from Richmond, Va., to Chicago, and was its school r^rJtf C $f? ry L ? T n een ' ed - H1 * n

treas. until it was sold to a syndicate. Dir. leee I'sqTt ? A ' ^h. 18 ? 5 1 T 9: Ob erlin Col-

W. Side St. R. R.; largely interested in Texas, Llf*fe?I, A V?",, 189 t' A - M -A 1898 : Nortli-

Indiana and Illinois lands. Mason; mem. St ^tf,^ Univ. Med. School, 1894-8, M.D. In-

Bernard Commandery; K. T., Covenant Lodge. SSJSJ? ico a > n 1 a n tomy> Northwestern Univ. Med.

Clubs: Union League, Marquette, Midlothian. 5?SS2SU '& < also , enga ?? d in general

Office: Masonic Temple. Residence: 599 Dear- irvine %mfiJ w? e v,i sinc 18 -. 98 ' Also dlr -

born Av. {JZ* 1 ^ Squ , Publishing Co. Mem. Chicago

GREELEY, Prederick, civil engineer, sur- A 1 *' B %JSfiJ5f fftS? !& d vJS Ba ' Am " Med -

veyor; b. Chicago, Mar. 13, 1856; s. Samuel A*""" ^K'*"!,*^ , of Chicago. Repub-

Sewall and Annie Morris (Lamed) Greeley; ^nw^S f S allst ' Residence: 6314

ed. public grammar and high schools of Chi- aatwSr n*** i K

cago and Massachusetts Institute of Technol- Ja B f F^'R??* ? *A^ berma S. : ii b - Quincy, 111.,

ogy. Boston; m. Chicago, Sept. 21, 1881, Flor- ed Quincv nuhfio ^hnn^" i! 61 ^ Green;

ence Morehouse Arnold; children: Samuel Ar- Thompson of Wn\tt T^n '^Y 1 ^; Mar S a , ret

nold, Harriet Arnold. Since 1877, engaged in o , 10 m i P^"; *, h ^ e > 1 al l> * lc !*- After leaving

practice of his profession of civil engineer Sf SS^ mE Sent 1 i sr 5 S 1U v, mbe yards

and surveyor, now of Greelev-Howard Co., commission^ I rtiifnt Vfl ? Vii Wh r n i he r ^ as

civil engineers and surveyors, of which he is n?SS)ted ma1 &n 9n is A In -, Vo1 - I nf y- =

treas.; also treas. Cameron Septic Tank Co. FnTis resignation P Tan '1^1 s and s ? ved UI ?Z

Republican. Mem. of the Special Park Com- " n S b n t ?n th^ J i a ?; 1 o > 865> a f ^e result

mission, Chicago, and of the Public Library jLesboro r? Jirvlrt i ^ received before

^POtant bat-

Board, Winnetka, 111. Episcopalian. Clubs: tle toclua-

Merchants, Union League (sec.), Engineers, R?l' e and d hp ^i^ nf ,

Chicago Literary. Office: Chicago Opera House Minnesota 1 RfU 7? g oc ? i n , va ? ? h ' K Went 1 9

Residence- Winnetka 111 Minnesota, 1865-*, established lumber yard


GBEELB ot May, lawyer; b. Chicago, a n,

May 24, 1858; s. Samuel S. and Annie Morris Lowell * nkp iVi^ thH y /^

(Lamed) Greeley; grad. Harvard College, A.B., cuilr "aw-mm at White Lake M^h d i U 7i

1880; attended Harvard Law School 2 years; conYucfe^ Tt with nartne^ nmn 1S77

m. Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 3, 1895, Anna Low- he sol -out and ^J^rnS! tX rM\ '

ell Dunbar; children! Raymond, Rose. Admit- entered lumblr bulfness wUh C

ted to Illinois bar, Oct., 1884. Prof, of law In partner thev later ? ^fth

Northwestern Law School. Democrat. Mem. f zed Diiluth Lumber Co

Hl -

, ill. interest and was partner with Mr. Talbot in

GREELEY, Samuel Sewell, surveyor, engi- Chicago, 1884-5, with John O'Brien as O'Brien

neer; b. Boston, Mass., Oct. 11, 1824; s. Sam- & Green, 1886-94 (incorporated, 1892, and was

uel and Louisa May Greeley; attended Groton its vice-pres. and mgr., 1892-4); pres. Green

(Mass.) Acad., 1834; Framingham (Mass.) & Lombard Lumber Co., 1894; pres George

Acad., 1837-40; grad. Harvard College, 1844. Green Lumber Co. since June 25, 1898 Mem

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. T., Lincoln Post, 91, G. A. R., and Loyal Legion

1846; m., 1st, Chicago, June 20, 1855, Annie Office: Canal and 22d Sts. Residence: 3743

Morris Lamed; 2d, Brookline, Mass., Oct. 6, Langley Av.

1865, Eliza May Wells; now widower; children: GREEN, George Stillwell, pres. Illinois Seed

Frederick, Louis May, Morris Larned, Mrs. Co.; b. Hannibal, Mo., Oct. 7, 1863; s. George

Ethel May Copeland, Ruth Lyman. Came to R. and Laura M. (Stillwell) Green; ed. public

Chicago, Oct., 1853, and opened a surveying of- schools; m. E. Orange, N. J., 1902, Marion Cris-

flce in Mar., 1854; elected city surveyor in sey; 1 daughter: Gladys Marion. After leaving

1855, 1857 and 1859; in great Chicago fire, Oct., school in 1880 entered service as employe of

1871, both home and office were destroyed, D. I. Bushnell & Co., seed merchants, St.

with all their contents. Two weeks after fire Louis, Mo., and after 5 years became partner

opened surveying office in the kitchen of a in that firm, so continuing 8 years; since

dwelling house at Wabash Av. and Harrison July, 1901, pres. of the Illinois Seed Co. (es-

St. at southern edge of burnt district. Bust- tablished 1889). Republican. Office: 236 John-

ness incorporated Mar., 1887, as Greeley-How- son St. Residence: 1917 Oakdale Av.

ard Co., of which he is pres. .Unitarian. Clubs: OBEEN, George Willard, physician; b. John-

Chicago Literary, Harvard. Office: Opera son Co., la., Aug. 30, 1862; s. Elbridge and

House Blk. Residence: Winnetka, 111. Eliza A. (Brigham) Green; attended Iowa City

GREEN, Adolphns Williamson, lawyer; b. Acad., Univ. of Colorado and the dept. of medi-

Boston, Mass., Jan. 14, 1843; s. John H. and cine and surgery, Univ. of Michigan, gradu-

Jane Green; grad. Boston Latin School, 1859, ating, 1892; m. Sigourney, la., Jan. 19, 1887,

Harvard College, 1863; m. Chicago, July 3, Genevra Ann Adams; 1 daughter: Elsie May.

1893, Esther, daughter of late Charles Walsh. Engaged in general practice of medicine In

Principal of high schools, Groton, Mass., 1863- Chicago from 1892. Mem. Chicago Med. Soc.,

1864; 2d asst. librarian, 1864-7; librarian, Illinois State Med. Soc., Am. Med. Assn.;

1867-9, Mercantile Library Assn., New York; also chairman N. Shore branch of the Chicago

studied law in offices of Evarts, Southmayd Med. Soc. Republican. Club: Ravenswood. Of-

& Choate, New York, 1869-73; admitted to fice: 1296 E. Ravenswood Park. Residence:

bar, 1873; came to Chicago; atty. of the vil- 2765 N. Lincoln St.

lage of Hyde Park, 1882-4; later atty. of GBEEN, Joseph William, manufacturer; b.

South Park Commissioners; partner with Hon. Chicago, Feb. 2, 1868; s. William S. and Helen

William C. Goudy in firm of Goudy & Green, (Justin) Green; ed. Chicago public schools un-

1884-94; later of Green, Willits & Robbins; til 1884; m. Chicago, 1894, Elizabeth Schreiver;

now of Green, Peters & Babst. Democrat; children: Frances, Joseph, Raymond, Albert,

delegate at large to Nat. Democratic Conven- Viola, Richard. Entire business life has been

tion, 1892; organized the National Biscuit Co., spent in the furniture trade, beginning, 1884,



with J. Zangerle & Co., and later with the
Zangerle Mfg. Co., until 1890, when these firms
were succeeded by the Green Mfg. Co.; has
since been vice-pres. of the company. Office:
614-622 N. Halsted St. Residence: 1118 Gran-
ville Av.

GREEN, Nicholas Mathias, manufacturer; b.
Chicago, Feb. 3, 1866; s. William S. and Helen
(Justin) Green; ed. Chicago schools to 1882;
m. Chicago, June 20, 1889, Louisa Rost; chil-
dren: Margaret, Helen, Adeline. Began busi-
ness life in 1882 with J. Zangerle & Co., furni-
ture, and afterward with the Zangerle Mfg.
Co., until 1890, when the Green Mfg. Co. was
organized; is sec., treas. and mgr. Mem. Par-
lor Frame Manufacturers' Assn. Republican.
K. P.; mem. Royal Arcanum. Office: 614-22 N.
Halsted St. Residence: 226 Wilson Av.

GREEN, Oliver Bourne, civil engineer and
contractor, retired; b. Green Hill, Worcester,
Mass., Jan. 1, 1826; s. William B. and Julia
(Plimpton) Green; ed. public schools (infant,
primary and classical) of Worcester; m. Chi-
cago, Aug. 28, 1855, Emily Louise Pomeroy;
children: Mary Pomeroy, Olivia Pomeroy, An-
drew Hugh. Was school teacher in rural dis-
tricts, 1844-5; engaged in general practice as
civil engineer, 1846-58; dredging and general
harbor contractor in Chicago, on the Great
Lakes and in adjacent waters, 1858-98; and
during same time built the Sturgeon Bay
Ship Canal; in 1898 retired from active busi-
ness. Mem. Western Soc. of Engineers. Eclec-
tic in politics. Congregationalist. Club: Chica-
go Literary. Residence: 403 LaSalle Av.

GREEN, William Ogden, mem. firm of Ogden
Sheldon & Co., real estate; sec. and dir. the
Chicago Dock & Canal Co. Mem. Am. Soc. of
Mechanical Engineers, Chicago Real Estate
Board. Office: 34 Clark St. Residence: 386 On-
tario St.

GREEN, Zola ConstantiUB, manufacturer; b.
Washington, D. C., July 24, 1867; s. George
Forrest and Maria (Devereaux) Green; ed.
public and parochial schools and Georgetown
Univ., D. C., to 1881; m. Chicago, June 5, 1894,
Helen Mitchell Green; children: Waverly Hal-
lock, Helen. Was with District Government of-
fice, Washington, until 1885; came to Chica-
go and was in retail furniture business, 1885-
1886, then gen. mgr. Cold Blast Feather Co.
until 1900, when he organized and has since
been pres. and treas. of the Columbia Feather
Co., wholesale dealers in feathers, pillows, and
down cushions, and manufacturers of uphol-
stered box springs and hair mattresses. Dem-
ocrat. Mem. Knights of Columbus. Office: 95-
97 Indiana St. Residence, 300 Ashland Av.,
River Forest, 111.

GREENE, Frank Catlin, manufacturer,
merchant; b. Mansfield, O., Nov. 15, 1862; s.
Horatio Nelson and Emma (Catlin) Greene;
grad. Jefferson Med. College, 1880; Heidelberg
Univ., 1884; practiced medicine in Chicago,
1884-6; since 1886 mem. of Truax, Greene &
Co. (a corporation), mfg. physicians' and hosp.
supplies, of which he is now vice-pres. and
treas. Republican. Clubs: Chicago Athletic,
University, Chicago Yacht, Washington Park,
Chicago Automobile, Illinois Athletic. Office:
42 Wabash Av. Residence: 77 Lincoln Park

GREENEBAUM, Elias, banker; b. Eppels-
heim, Grossherzogthum Hessen, Ger., June
24, 1822; s. Jacob and Sarah Greenebaum; ed.
public schools and in agricultural, commercial
and trade schools of Kaiserslantern, Ger.;
came to U. S., Sept., 1847; lived a few months
at Uniontown, O. ; came to Chicago, Apr. 14,
1848; m. Mar. 3, 1852, Rosina Straus; children:
Henry Everett, Moses Ernst, Emma E. (Mrs.
Gutman), James E. Began business life in mer-
cantile pursuits and Jan. 1, 1855, started in
banking business, which he still continues.
Was school agent of Chicago in 1856. Inde-
pendent in politics. One of the founders of

Sinai Congregation. Office: 85 Dearborn St
Residence: 4510 Grand Boul.

GREENEBAUM, Henry Everett, banker; b.
Chicago, Sept. 1, 1854; s. Elias and Rosina
(Straus) Greenebaum; grad. Jones School
1867; Chicago Central High School, 1871; at
Bryant & Stratton's Business College, 1871-2-
m. Chicago, Apr. 15, 1879, Helen F. Leopold;
children: Carrie (wife of Frank E. Mandel, of
Mandel Bros., dry goods), Walter Jerome
John. With First Nat. Bank, Apr., 1872; with
father's firm, Greenebaum & Foreman, bank-
ers, 1873; with banks in New York City, 1873-
1877; returned to Chicago, 1877, and founded
the banking firm of Greenebaum Sons, doing
a general banking business, and making a spe-
cialty of negotiating loans on Chicago real es-
tate, and of supplying investors with invest-
ment securities, mortgages, bonds, etc. Is
chairman of the executive board of the Chi-
cago Real Estate Loan Assn. Republican. Mem.
Reformed Jewish Church. Clubs: Standard.
French. Office: 83-85 Dearborn St. Residence-
3337 Michigan Av.

GREENEBAUM, James Eugene, banker; b
Chicago, Apr. 3, 1866; s. Elias and Rosina
(Straus) Greenebaum; ed. Chicago public
schools, and grad. Yale Univ., Ph.B., 1886; m.
Chicago, Sept. 7, 1893, Amy B. Kramer; chil-
dren: Frederic J., Charles J., Edith J. Entered
banking house founded by his father, Elias
Greenebaum, in 1866, and was admitted as a
partner a few years later, and now of Greene-
baum Sons, doing a general banking and for-
eign exchange business and loaning money on
mortgages. Republican. Clubs: Standard, Yale.
Office: 85 Dearborn St. Residence: 4508 Grand

GREENEBAUM, Moses Ernest, banker; b.
Chicago, Mar. 17, 1858; s. Elias and Rosina
(Straus) Greenebaum; ed. public schools and
high school, Chicago; m. Chicago, Dec. 23,
1884, Julia Friedman; children: Eleanore D.,
Ernest M., Edgar N. On leaving school became
identified with his father's banking business
and was admitted to the firm in 1877; now sen-
ior mem. of the firm of Greenebaum Sons,
bankers. Mem. Chicago Real Estate Board,
United Hebrew Charities. Republican. Clubs:
Standard, Ravisloe. Office: 85 Dearborn St.
Residence: 4504 Drexel Boul.

GREENLEE, Ralph Stebtoins, manufacturer;
b. Summerhill Twp., Crawford Co., Pa., Apr.
13, 1838; s. Edmund and Mary (Stebbins)
Greenlee; twin brother of Robert Lemuel
Greenlee, with whom he has always been asso-
ciated in business; ed. country schools;
worked on father's farm until was 25 years
old; came with brother to Chicago; m. Chica-
go, Feb. 15, 1866, Elizabeth Brooks (sister of
his brother's wife); 1 daughter: Gertrude.
With brother opened a cooper shop in Chi-
cago in 1863, later engaged in manufacture of
wood working machinery, under style of Green-
lee Bros. & Co., of which is dir.; vice-pres. of
Northwestern Stove Repair Co.; also vice-
pres. Greenlee Foundry Co., established 1886.
Republican. Club: Union League. Office: 235
W. 12th St. Residence: 1692 Graceland Av.

GREENLEE, Robert Lemuel, manufacturer;
b. Summerhill Twp., Crawford Co., Pa., Apr.
13, 1838; s. Edmund and Mary (Stebbins)
Greenlee; twin brother of Ralph Stebbins
Greenlee, with whom has always been asso-
ciated In business; ed. country schools;
worked on father's farm until 25, then with
brother came to Chicago; m. Chicago, Apr. 11,
1867, Emily Brooks; children: William Brooks,
Grace, Isabel. With brother, in 1863, opened a
cooper shop in Chicago; later engaged in manu-
facture of wood-working machinery, under
style of Greenlee Bros. & Co., of which is a
dir. Also pres. of Northwestern Stove Repair
Co., which he and his brother established in
1883, and pres. of the Greenlee Foundry Co.,
which they started in 1886. Republican. Club:



Union League. Office: 236 W. 12th St. Resi-
dence: 95 Buena Av.

GREENT.EE, William Brooks, pres. Greenlee
Bros. & Co., wood-working machinery; b. Chi-
cago, Apr. 25, 1872; s. Robert Lemuel and Em-
ily (Brooks) Greenlee; ed. Beloit College Acad.
and at Cornell Univ., Ithaca, N. Y., graduating
from latter as B.S. in class of 1895; m. Chi-
cago, Jan. 16, 1902, Adeline Fargo; 1 son: Rob-
ert Fargo. Immediately after graduation en-
tered the business of Greenlee Bros. & Co.,
now being pres. Is also sec. of the Northwest-
ern Stove Repair Co., and of the Greenlee
Foundry Co. Club: Union League. Office: 235
W. 12th St. Residence: 130 Kenesaw Ter.

GREEK, Fredric, pres. and treas. Harvard
Electric Co.; b. Tombstone, Ariz., Sept. 6, 1880;
s. Joseph H. and Hattie (Curtis) Greer; ed.
public schools. Organized the Harvard Electric
Co., with a capital stock of $50,000, in Jan.,
1898, and has since been pres. of that com-
pany. Organized Greer Motor Car Co., Oct.,
1903, and has been pres. of that company ever
since. Club: Chicago Automobile. Office: 60-6
W. VanBuren St.; also 1421 Michigan Av.
Residence: 4114 Michigan Av.

GREGG, John Robert, author and publisher;
b. Rockcorry. Ireland, June 17, 1867; a. George
and Margaret (Johnston) Gregg; ed. public
schools in Ireland and Scotland; m. Hannibal,
Mo., 1889, Maida Wason. After leaving school
studied law in Glasgow, Scotland, and in 1888
published Gregg's Shorthand; since that time
has devoted entire attention to the diffusion of
shorthand; the Gregg system is now used in
nearly 1,000 schools. After leaving Glasgow
lived in Liverpool until 1893; then in Boston,
1893-5; since then in Chicago. Pres. of the
Gregg School, 151 Wabash Av. Pres. of the
Gregg Publishing Co., publishers of short-
hand and commercial text-books, and The
Gregg Writer, a monthly magazine; also pres.
Hammersmark Publishing Co. Independent in
politics. Episcopalian. Club: Press. Office: 151
Wabash Av. Residence: 4600 Indiana Av.

GREGORY, Charles Edwin, pres. Guarantee
Electric Co.; b. Newark, N. J., May 22, 1860;
s. James and Catherine (Fitzgerald) Gregory;
grad. public school, Newark, N. J., 1875; at-
tended Bryant & Stratton Business College,
1876-7; studied English and literature under
Rev. Jesse S. Gilbert, Paterson, N. J., 1878;
m. Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 25, 1885, Ella F.
Wendt; children: Frank Frederick, Gerald Gil-
bert, Perry Eric, Myron Knapp, Charles Ed-
win, Jr. Supt. Sun Electric Light Co., Chicago,
1884-8; mgr. Hyde Park Electric Light Co.,
1888-90; mgr. sales dept., Standard Electric
Co., 1891; pres. Charles E. Gregory Co., 1891-6;
managing dir. Elliptical Carbon Co., 1896-8;
pres. Guarantee Electric Co. since 1898; also
interested in Nat. Brazing Co.* Elliptical Car-

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