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Bentz, Charles A., of 84 Orange St., Buffalo, N. Y., was born, Buffalo, Feb. 20, 1879. M.D., Buffalo, 1902. Lecturer histol, and bacter., Buffalo, 1902-04, bacter., 1904-07, embroyol., 1910. Clin. pathologist, Erie Co. Hosp. ; Sisters of Charity Hosp. Ass. Path. and Bact.; Buffalo Acad. Med. Trichinosis; rinophyma; tetanus; arthritis deformans.-Avian tuberculosis.
Benzinger, Frederic, journalist, of New York City, was born, Susquehanna, Pa., April 10, 1858; educated in public schools. Began in printing office, 1873; established Hornellsville (N. Y.) Daily News at 19; subsequently prop'r of newspapers at Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, Ia., and Omaha and Lincoln, Neb.; since 1892 on staff of Omaha Bee, Chicago Inter Ocean, and Chicago Record Herald ; transferred from financial editorship latter paper to Washington at outbreak of Spanish-Am. War; correspondent at Paris, 1899-1900; N. Y. correspondent since 1902. Address: Times Annex, N. Y. City.
Bergen, Tunis G., lawyer of 160 Broadway, New York City, born Brooklyn, N. Y., May, 1848; son of Garret G. and Mary (Hubbard) Bergen; educated in Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, Rutgers College, A.B., 1867, University of Heidelberg, Doctor of Public Law, 1871, also University of Paris, 1872, married, Brooklyn, N. Y., January, 1881, Caroline McPhail. Engaged in practice of law in State and Federal courts and counsel for corporations and estates. President and director The Bogota City Railway Co. of South America, The Chapinero Co.; president and treasurer College Heights Land Co. of Niagara Falls; director National American Biography, and has been director of many banks and trust companies. President Board of Education of Brooklyn, 1886-91, State Commission of Charities, 1895-1900. Republican; member Reformed Dutch Church. President Board of Trustees, Brooklyn Heights Seminary; trustee Rutgers College; ex-president Holland Society of New York, St. Nicholas Society, member American Bar Association. Recreations: Forestry, axework. Clubs : Hamilton, Brooklyn Crescent Athletic, Lawyers, Delta Phi, Onteora, Lakewood Country.
Bergey, Henry Wilson, publisher of Lansdale, Pa., was born Jan. 18, 1875. He served six years in the National Guard of Pa.; stove maker for ten years; stove salesman for ten years and editor and publisher for three years. He is editor of News-Republican at Lansdale; president of Musicians Union, Quakertown, Pa.; manager of Lansdale Military Band, Lansdale.
Bergman, John Williams, banker; born, Astoria, Ore., Jan. 8, 1884; son, John and Lena (Moy) B. M.A., Albany College, Albany, Ore., 1903. Married, Isabella F. Kyle, Sept. 6, 1911, at Florence, Ore. Dir., First National Bank, North Bend, Ore.; cashier and Dir., Lane County State and Savings Bank, Florence, Ore.; treasurer, town of Florence. Address: Florence, Ore.
Berlin, Frederick, Augustus, lawyer; born, Beverly, Randolph Co., W. Va., Aug. 1, 1848; son, George W. and Susan Miranda (Holt) B. Edu.: Shemariah Academy, Augusta Co., Va.; one year, Roanoke College, Salem, Va.; two years, Washington and Lee Univ., Lexington, Va.; three years, Univ. of Va., Charlottes
ville, Va., LL.B., 1871. Married, Priscilla Smoot, May 28, 1890, at San Francisco, Cal. Admitted to practice law in the State of Virginia in August, 1871; practiced in partnership with his father, G. W. Berlin, for three years at Harrisonburg, Va. In November, 1874, went to Savannah, Ga., and was there admitted to practice in State and Federal Court; remained there three months and went to California, Feb. 19, 1875; admitted to practice in all courts of California. Had office in San Francisco until Apr. 18, 1906, when office was burned in the great conflagration; three years thereafter office was in Alameda. Since Nov. 1, 1909, has had office in Oakland. Pres. Interlocking Stone Co., and dir. in a number of large corporations. As atty. has incorporated and advised some of the largest water companies, banks, commercial and mining corporations in California and Nevada. Has been atty. for many large estates and has been atty. in much important litigation in California during last 37 years. Has always practiced law individually in California; practice has been general. Life member San Francisco Law Library; active member of the Natl. Union, a fraternal ins. organization. One of the oldest members of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, which now has a membership of over 8,000. Member and elder Presbyterian Church. Democrat. Residence: 1525 Chestnut St., Alameda, Cal. Office: 410 Central Bank Bldg., Oakland, Cal.
Berry, Charles Roser, assistant to vice-president Chicago Great Western Rd. Office, St. Joseph, Mo. Born, Feb. 27, 1864, in Collins County, Tex. Educated in the public schools. Entered railway service, 1879, as night telegraph operator, roundhouse of Kansas City, St. Joseph & Council Bluffs Rd. at St. Joseph, Mo., since which he has been consecutively January, 1883, to January, 1885, with the St. Joseph & Des Moines Ry. operator and bill clerk Narrow Gauge Ry., also general work in operating department; January, 1885, to September, 1888, cashier in local freight office Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Ry. at St. Joseph; September, 1888, to April 8, 1889, local freight agent Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas City Ry, at St. Joseph ; April 8, 1889, to May 19, 1890, general southwestern agent same road in connection with other duties at that point with jurisdiction over territory south of Blocton, Ia.; May 19, 1890, to April 1, 1904, assistant general freight agent in charge of southwestern freight business of the Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas City Ry., now the Chicago Great Western Rd. ; April 1, to Nov. 1, 1904, assistant general freight agent Pere Marquette Rd. at Chicago, Ill. ; Dec. 1, 1904, to June 1, 1910, assistant general freight agent Chicago Great Western Ry. at St. Joseph, Mo.; June 1, 1910, to date, assistant to vice-president same road, same place.
Berryman, Jerome Woods, president Kansas Bankers' Association, was born March 12, 1870, in Arcadia, Mo. He was educated at the Bellevue Collegiate Institute of Caledonia, Mo. He is president of the Stockgrowers' National Bank of Ashland, Kan.; and is prominently identified with the business and public affairs of his community. He has been councilman and mayor
of his city; served two terms as a representative in the Kansas state legislature; and resides in Ashland, Kan.
Berwind, Edward Julius, financier, born, Philadelphia, June 17, 1848; graduated from U. S. Naval Academy, 1869, appointed ensign 1870, master, 1872, retired 1875; title changed to lieutenant (junior grade), 1883; married Herminie Torrey. President Berwind-White Coal Mining Co., International Coal Co., Havana Coal Co., Ocean Coal Co., Wilmore Coal Co., member Board of Managers of Girard Trust Co. of Philadelphia; trustee Ffth Avenue Trust Co.; vice-president and director New York & Porto Rico Steamship Co.; director Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Co., Cuba Co., International Mercantile Marine Co., Interborough-Metropolitan Co., Guaranty Trust Co., National Bank of Commerce, Newport Trust Co., New River & Pocahontas Consolidated Coal Co., Republic Iron and Steel Co., Santa Fe, Prescott & Phoenix Railway, Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Co., Tintic Co., Virginia & Southwestern Railway Co., Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Co., Windber National Bank. Member U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association, Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Geographical Society, American Museum of Natural Ilistory. Clubs : University, Union, Metropolitan, Riding, Racquet and Tennis, New York Yacht, Turf and Field, Army and Navy (N. Y. City); Philadelphia, Metropolitan (Washington); Union (Boston), and a member of a score of other corporations and societies. Residence: 2 East 64th St. Office: 1 Broadway, N. Y. City.
Beyer, Charles William Henry, banker; born in Greifswald, Prussia, Dec. 17, 1843; son of Christian Friedrich and Marie (Hertel) Beyer; educated in public schools of Greifswald, and district country school; married, Evanston, Ill., Jan. 27, 1869, Emma S. Angle; children: Harold L. and Edith M. Clerk in country store four years in Champaign, Ill. ; bank clerk in D. Gardner & Co.'s Bank four years, and Preston, Kean & Co.'s Bank in Chicago eleven years. Went to Grinnell, Ia., 1877, and started a mortgage loan business, which still conducts: started banking business, 1905. Member C. W. H. Beyer & Co., bankers; treasurer Interior Telephone Co. Republican; Congregationalist. Member American Bankers' Assn, Iowa State Bankers' Assn. 32° Mason. Clubs: Fortnightly, Illinois Athletic (Chicago), Des Moines (Des Moines, Ia.). Residence: 809 High St. Office: 821 Fourth Ave., Grinnell.
Beyer, Harold Le Grand, lawyer, banker; born in Chicago, III., Oct. 24, 1876; son of C. W. H. and S. Emma (Angle) Beyer; graduated from Grinnell College, 1898, and from Harvard Law School, 1902; married in Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 22, 1908, Florence E. Johnson. President of Interior Telephone Co. of Grinnell, Ia., and of Iowa Independent Telephone Assn.; director Independent Telephone Association of America. Admitted to the bar in Minois, 1902, and in Iowa, 1905. Member of firm of C. W. H. Beyer & Co., bankers, of Grinnell, Ia. City solicitor of Grinnell, Ia. Republican; Congregationalist. Member Harvard Law School Assn. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Chapter of Iowa,
Malone Society of Great Britain ; Mason. Recreations : Tennis, Baseball. Club: Des Moines Club, Des Moines, Ia.; Grinnell Country Club. Residence: 1414 Broad St. Office: 817 Fourth Ave., Grinnell.
Bianchi, Eugenio, Jr., who traces his ancestry back to the noble family of the Conti (Counts) di Campagna, lawyer, born, San Francisco, March 23, 1865; son of Eugenio and Giovanna de Campagna-Bianchi. Educated, private tutors, attended common, grammar and high schools, California ; Law Dept., Univ. of California; Hastings College of Law, 1885-86; LL.B., Univ. of Padua, Italy. Married, Signorina Carmelina Gandolfo (Countess Gandolfo), 1895. Linguist. Took course in med. juris. Member, N.S.G.W., L.0.0.M., Fraternal Order of Eagles. Republican. Residence: Redwood City, San Mateo County, Cal. Office: 57 Post St., San Francisco, Cal.
Bibbins, Arthur Barneveld, The Somerset, 2600 Maryland Ave., Baltimore, Md., was born in Hanover, Mich., Aug. 6, 1860. Ph.B., Albion, 1887; Hopkins, 1887-89. Curator. Goucher, 1892. Commissioner of Baltimore Public Schools, 1913; chairman Nat. Star Spangled Banner Centennial Commission; secretary Congressional Key Monument Commission, 1914. Mem. Md. Geol. Surv.; U. S. Geol. Surv. F.A.A.; Geol. Soc.; Nat. Geog. Soc.; Wash. Geol. Soc. The Potomac group.
Bickmore, Albert H., investment banker, born, Martinsville, Me., 1869; son, William H. and Margaret A. (Martin) Bickmore; grad. Colby Univ., A.B., 1893; married, Camden, Me., Oct. 2, 1901, Myrtle L. French. Senior mem. firm of A, H. Bickmore & Co., bankers. Director Nat. Light, Heat & Power Co., Union Securities Co. (pres.), Taylorville Gas & Electric Co., Pana Gas & Electric Co., Marshall Gas and Electric Co., Lexington Gas & Electric Co., City Gas & Electric Co. of Paris, Jerseyville Illuminating Co., Charleston Illuminating Co., Hoosick Falls Illuminating Co., Bennington Electric Co., Springfield Coal Mining Co. Republican. Mem. Delta Upsilon fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa. Recreation : Yachting. Clubs: Union League, St. Nicholas, Graduates, Lawyers, Atlantic Yacht. Residence: 300 71st St. Address : 111 Broadway, N. Y. City.
Bielman, Charles Frederick, transportation officer; born, Detroit, Mich., April 20, 1859; son of Frederick and Ellen (Dailey) Bielman; educated in public schools of Casco, Mich., until age of 12; married, Detroit, Mich., Jan. 22, 1890, Kate Barlum ; two children. Was clerk in general store and post office at Marine City, Mich., 1873-80; purser on one of Detroit & Cleveland steamers, between Detroit and Mackinac, 1880-86; secretary and traffic manager for White Star Line steamers, and predecessors since 1886; secretary and treasurer Stewart Transportation Co. since 1892; director of Marine Savings Bank of Detroit four years until bank was sold to Dime Savings Bank. Held the contract with the U. S. for delivering mail to passing boats at Detroit, ever since service was established fifteen years ago. One of charter members of Detroit Board of Commerce, and president, 1905-06. Republican; Catholic. Member American Association,
General Passenger and Ticket Agents, and Central Passenger Association. Clubs: Athletic, Detroit, Harmonie Society, Detroit Whist, Detroit Transportation. Residence: 285 Hancock Ave., West. Office: Foot of Griswold St., Detroit.
Bieser, Charles W., banker, born, Cincinnati, O., 1867; son of Charles and Louise (Fuhrman) Bieser; educated in common schools and Commercial College; married, Columbus, O., June 10, 1896, Flora S. Gruen; four sons. Vice-president First Savings & Banking Co.; treasurer Dayton Iron Store Co.; secretary Dakota Land Co.; proprietor Everybody's Book Shop; also connected with several other corporations. Served as chief clerk of Probate Court; clerk of Court of Common Pleas and Circuit Court; postmaster of Dayton, 0.; chairman Republican city, county and district committees. Republican; Lutheran. Mason, Elk, member Eastern Star. Residence: 48 Cambridge Ave. Office: 21-23 W. Fifth St., Dayton.
Bigelow, Willard Dell, chemist; born at Gardner, Kan., May 31, 1866; son of William I. and Jennie (Lytle) Bigelow. He was graduated from Amherst College in 1889, and went to Oregon, where he was professor of chemistry in the Oregon State College for a year, then instructor in chemistry in the high schools of Washington, D.C., for a year; and in July 1, 1891, he became chemist in the U.S. Department of Agriculture; was chief of the Division of Foods from 1901 to 1913, assistant chief of the Bureau of Chemistry from 1903 to 1913, a member of the Board of Food and Drug Inspection from January to June, 1913. Since June 1, 1913, chief chemist, National Canners' Association, Washington, D.C. He was professor of chemistry in the National University at Washington from 1893 to 1898. Professor Bigelow married at College Park, Md., April 9, 1896, Nancy M. Nesbit. Address: National Canners' Association, Washington, D.C.
Biles, George P., freight traffic manager Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific Ry. Office: Cincinnati, O. Born, July 18, 1857, in Dorset County, England. Entered railway service, 1872, in England as ticket clerk, London Brighton & South Coast Ry. at London Bridge Station, London; came to the United States in the latter part of 1883, since which he has been consecutively to Jan. 1, 1884, rate clerk in general freight department Alabama Great Southern Ry, at Chattanooga, Tenn.; Jan. 1, 1884, to 1886, rate clerk general freight department Queen & Crescent System at Cincinnati, O.; 1886 to 1888, chief rate clerk same department; 1888 to Oct. 15, 1895, assistant general freight agent same system at Cincinnati; Oct, 15, 1895, to Jan. 1, 1907, general freight agent Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific Ry., and in 1907-09 was freight traffic manager same road and of the Alabama Great Southern Ry. at Cincinnati. Since 1909 he has been freight traffic manager of the Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific Ry. at Cincinnati.
Bill, Edward Lyman, editor, publisher, author. Eighth generation in America. Descended from William Bill, who was the first Dean of Westminster, and who held the position of Master of Trinity and Provost of Eton, and who lies buried in the Dean's