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Western Society of Engineers, of Chicago; since Aug., 1901, he has been assistant engineer C. M. & S. P. Railway, bridge and building department; superintendent and engineer Savage Construction Company; since Aug., 1907, has been professor of civil engineering at University of Nevada, Reno.
Boettcher, Claude Kedzie, banker; born Colorado, June 10, 1875; son of Charles and Fannie A. (Cowan) Boettcher; graduated from Harvard Univ., as electrical engineer; married Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 29, 1890, De Allen MeMurtrie; one son: Charles 2d. Vice-president and general manager Imperial Electric Light, Heat & Power Co., St. Louis; Leadville Gas & Electric Co., Western Packing Co. of Denver; National Fuse & Powder Co.; vicepresident and director Denver Stock Yards Bank; secretary and treasurer Fourth Av. Realty Co.; director Colorado Portland Cement Co., Western Packing Co.; partner in firm of Boettcher, Porter & Co., bond investment securities. Republican; Episcopalian. Trustee Agnes Memorial Sanitarium. Clubs: Denver, Denver Country, Rocky Mountain, Harvard, Mile High, Overland Park. Residence: 701 Emerson St. Office: 436 Gas and Electric Building, Denver.
Boit, Robert Apthorp, business president and capitalist of 40 Kilby St., Boston, Mass., was born April 29, 1846, in Boston, Mass. He has been president of the Boston board of fire under
writers, president of the Boston associated board of trade, presi-'
dent of the Boston metropolitan improvement league and president of the Boston dispensary. He is a director of the Old Boston National bank, the Chicopee Manufacturing company, the New England Casualty company and various other corporations. Bok, Edward William, editor of The Ladies’ Home Journal; born in Helder, Netherlands, Oct. 9, 1863. He came to the United States at the age of six, became self-supporting during his boyhood,‘was a stenographer with the Western Union Telegraph Company, and while yet a lad organized a literary syndicate, which, among other notable undertakings, handled the writings of Rev. Henry Ward Beecher. In 1884 he became connected with the publishing house of Henry Holt & Company, was subsequently with Scribner’s, and in 1889 was selected to be editor of The Ladies’ Home Journal. Prior to his connection with the latter publication he was nationally known for his newspaper contributions on writers and their works. He is author of: The Young Man in Business; Successward; and also of a large number of incidental articles and contributions. He received in 1907, from Villa Nova College, the honorary degree of LL.D. He married Oct. 22, 1896, Mary Louise Curtis. Residence: Swastika, Merion, Pa. Address: The Ladies’ Home Journal, Philadelphia, Pa. Bolduan, Charles Frederick, physician, bacteriologist, of 251 ‘V. 93rd St., New York City, was born, Bielefeld, Germany, May 7, 1873; s. William and Juliane (Dreibholz) Bolduan; grad. Coll. Pharmacy, N. Y. City, Ph.G., 1893; Coll. Phys. and Surg. (Columbia Univ), M.D., 1901; special studies, Univ. of Berlin, 1903; m. N. Y. City, Sept. 15, 1906, Adéle Jtinsson; one son, Nils W. Specialist in public health; formerly prof. bacteriology and hygiene, Fordham Univ. Ass’t gen. med. ofiicer Dep’t of Health, N. Y. City, since 1904. Author: Immune Sera (3d edit.), 1908; Applied Bacteriology for Nurses; and numerous scientific articles on public health. Ass’t editor N. Y. Med. Journal. Translator from German of: Serum Diagnosis; Collected Studies on Immunity; Suppression of Tuberculosis. Mem. N. Y. State Med. Ass’n, N. Y. Pathol. Soc., Am. Pub. Health Ass’n, Alumni Soc. St. Vincent ’s Hosp. Republican. Club: N. Y. Bacteriological.
Bollen, F. L., lawyer of Crofton, Neb., was born Jan. 18, 1875, in Wells, Minn. He is a member of the Nebraska State Legislature, 1913-15; chairman Committee on Judiciary and speaker pro tem of the House. He has never held a public ofiice until 1913.
Bolles, Charles E., banker, merchant, farmer; born Vermont, Oct. 14, 1844; son of Lemuel and Mary Ann (Weaver) Bolles; educated Fulton Military School, Fulton, Ill., and Wheaton (Ill.) College; married, Du Page County, Ill., Sept. 19, 1867, Mattie Butterfield; one daughter, Maud Bolles Gale. First wife died April 14, 1910. May 15, 1912, married Jennie Brice of West Chicago, Du Page Co., Ill. Senior member Bolles & Rogers, dealers in hides, wool and fur, 1880-1908. President Avenue State Bank, Oak Park, Ill., 1900-1913, West Chicago State Bank, West Chicago, Ill., Minneapolis Wool Co., Minneapolis, Minn. ; director Harlem State Bank, Forest Park, Ill.; 1913 resigned as president of Ave. State Bank, remains on board of director and loan and discount committee; 13th Illinois Infantry during Civil War. Republican. Member Grand Army of Republic‘; Mason. Clubs: Union League (Chicago), Oak Park (Oak Park). Residence: 358 Lake St., Oak Park. Ofiice: 127 W. Kinzie St., Chicago.
Bollinger, A. C., lawyer, jurist and statesman of Waterloo, Ill., was born Nov. 22, 1870, in Steeleville, Ill. He has been a member of the Illinois state senate; has been a presidential elector; and served as county judge. He is now a master in chancery; and president of the First National bank of Waterloo.
Bond, Henry, retired business man of Brattleboro, Vt., was born July 9, 1856, in Ware, Mass. In 1881-91 he was purchasing agent for the American Waltham Watch Company. In 1891-1900 he was ‘assistant manager of the American Radiator Company, Buffalo, N. Y.; and in 1901-05 was chairman of the operating board of that concern at Chicago, Ill. He was president of the Chicago Baptist Social Union, president of the Massachusetts Bapfist Missionary Society; also president of the Northern Baptist Convention, president of Vermont Baptist State Convention, and a member of the Legislature in Massachusetts.
Bookman, Samuel, of 9 E. 62d St., New York, N. Y., was born, New York, Dec. 11, ’69. Columbia, ’86-’91; Ph.D., Berlin, ’95. Chemist, N. J. Zinc and Iron Co., ’95-96; assoc. physiol. chcm., path. -inst., N. Y. State Hospitals, ’96-’02; physiol. chemist, Mt. Sinai Hosp., ’04-. F.A.A.; Chem. Soc.; Soc. Chem. Indust.; Chem. Gesell. Physiological chemistry.—Acid intoxications and metabolism; pathological chemical investigations.
Booraem, John Van Vorst, engineer; residence 204 Lincoln place, Brooklyn. Born in Jersey City, N. J ., Oct. 30, 1838. Edu
cated at Mount Pleasant Academy, in Sing Sing, and polytechnic Institute of Karlsruhe Baden, Germany. (Married.) Director American Enameled Brick and Tile Co. For many years was consulting engineer to American Sugar Refining Co., resigned June, 1898. Member Hamilton Club, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and American Chemical and Holland Societies.
Booraem, J. Francis, manager, 1 Madison avenue, New York
City; residence 204 Lincoln place, Brooklyn. Born July 27, 1869. Educated at Sibley College, Cornell University (’91.) (Married.) President and treasurer of Cinch Expansion Bolt and Engineering Co. of New York State, Booraem and Rohmer Patent Co. of New York State; secretary, treasurer and director American Enameled Brick and Tile Co. Member Psi Upsilon and Building Trades Clubs, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and veteran of Squadron “A,” N. G. N. Y.
Boone, William Judson, college president of 816 Belmont St., Caldwell, Idaho, was born Nov. 5, 1860, in Canonsburg, Pa. He has been president of the College of Idaho, for twenty-three years. He is the author of History of Idaho, and Spring Blossoms.
Boos, Albert S., banker; born Somonauk, Ill., Nov. 14, 1866; son of Theodore and Minnie (Thomas) Boos; educated in public schools; married, Chicago, Ill., Nov. 11, 1890, Ruth A. Barker (died May 31, 1906); one child: Harold V. Entered banking business in Chicago, 1887, with Park National Bank; afterwards (1888-1902) ‘with Merchants’ Loan and Trust Co., Chicago; assistant cashier of Colonial Trust & Savings Bank, 1902, and in 1907 organized Central State Bank at Jackson, Mich., 1909, cashier of North West State Bank, Chicago, and is director, secretary and treasurer North West State Safety Deposit Vault Co. Republican. Recreations: Amateur photography, fishing. Clubs: Chicago Bankers, Cook County Bankers. Residence: 2133 Alice Place. Office: 1608 Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago.
Booth, Ballington, pres. Volunteers of America, 34 W. 28th St., New York City, was born, Brighouse, Yorkshire, Eng.; s. Rev. William and Catherine (Mumford) Booth; ed. Bristol Prep. Sch., Taunton, Collegiate Coll., and Nottingham Sem., England; m. London, England, Sept. 16, 1887, Maud Charlesworth; children: Charles, b. 1889; Theodora, b. 1893. Com’d Salvation Army in Australia, 1885-1887; in U. S., 1887-1896; founded, 1896, The Volunteers of America, Inc., a religious philanthropic org ’n, of which has since been pres. Has traveled extensively almost around the world, holding various commands in connection with religious org’ns, and has covered over 250,000 miles in connection with evangelistic work. Writer and speaker.
Booth, Clarence M., general freight agent, Pere Marquette Rd. Ofiice Detroit, Mich. Born Dec. 14, 1876, at Marietta, 0. Graduated from high school, Toledo, 0., 1894. Entered railway service 1894 as clerk Flint & Pere Marquette Rd., now the Pere Marquette Rd., since which he has been consecutively, May 1, 1896, to June 1, 1899, traveling freight agent same road at Toledo, 0.; June 1, 1899, to Jan. 1, 1903, commercial agent same place; Jan. 1, 1903, to April 1, 1906, general eastern freight agent same
road and Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Ry. at New York; April 1, 1908, to Nov. 15, 1909, assistant general freight agent Pere Marquette Rd. at Chicago; Nov. 15, 1909, to date, general freight agent same road at Detroit, Mich.
Booth, Hiram Evans, lawyer; born near Postville, Ia., Oct. 25, 1860; son of Joseph and Caroline (Bishop) B.; descendant of ancient Booth family of Lancashire and Yorkshire, Eng. Educated public schools of Iowa, and private tutors; read law with Frank Shinn of Carson, Iowa. Married, Carrie M. Robinson (deceased) Aug. 26, 1886; second, Lillian B. Redhead, May 29, 1889, at Postville, Ia. Editor, manager and half owner Carson Critic, 1885-87; member law firm of Booth, Lee, Badger, Rich & Parke. Member Upper House of last Territorial Legislature of Utah, 1894; state senator, 1896; member Executive Committee Republican party, 1904; United States attorney for Utah since 1906. Judge advocate general since 1909; colonel on governor’s staff, reappointed June, 1913. President Herald Republican Publishing Co., publishers of Salt Lake Herald. Republican. Club: Commercial (Salt Lake City). Member Wasatch Lodge, A. F. & A. M. Address: Salt Lake City, Utah.
Booth, Mary Ann, microscopist of 60 Darthmouth St., Springfield, Mass., was born Sept. 8, 1843, in ‘Longmeadow, Mass. She was educated in the public schools of Longmeadow, at Wilbraham, Mass., academy, and elsewhere. Her scientific proclivities were inherited in part from her father, and during years of chronic invalidism she devoted much time to scientific research with the microscope, the study of the seaweeds having first attracted her attention to the study of biology, and acknowledgment is made in many scientific text books of her assistance in their preparation. She received first honor at the New Orleans Exposition in 1885, and a medal at the St. Louis Exposition in 1904, for her work in this department; was editor of Practical Microscopy. She is preparing photomicrographs of the specimens for the National Museum at Washington. Member American Microscopical Society, the New York Microscopical Society and the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, and various others.
Borah, William Edgar, United States senator from Idaho, was born June 29, 1865, in Wayne County, Ill.; was educated in the common schools of Wayne County, at the Southern Illinois Academy, Enfield, Ill., and at the Kansas State University, Lawrence; was admitted to practice law September, 1890, at Lyons, Kans., and devoted his entire time since exclusively to practice of law until elected to the United States Senate Jan. 15, 1907. His term of service will expire March 3, 1919. He is a resident of Boise, Idaho.
Borchers, Charles Martin, United States congressman from the Nineteenth District of Illinois, was born Nov. 18, 1869, in Lockville, Ohio. He is a lawyer and has been mayor of his city. He was elected to the sixty-third congress for the term of 191315; and resides in Decatur, Ill.
Borland, William Patterson, congressman, was born in Leavenworth, Kans., Oct. 14, 1867. He published in 1907 a text-book on The Law of Wills and Administrations; served on the municipal lobby of Kansas City at the Legislature of 1907, and drafted several laws relating to city government; was elected April, 1908, member of the board of thirteen freeholders to draft new charter for Kansas City; charter as drafted was adopted by popular vote Aug. 4, 1908. He was elected to the sixty-first, sixty-second and sixty-third congresses; and resides in Kansas City, Mo.
Borst, Henry V., resides in Amsterdam; was born at Cobleskill, N. Y., July 6, 1853; was educated at Brockport Normal School and Cornell University; taught school and studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1877 ; married Mattie Barner of Mineral Springs, N. Y., in June, 1878, and Alida Yerdon of Fort Plains, N. Y., in May, 1882; practiced law at Fort Plain, 187887; was district attorney of Montgomery county, 1884-86, and county judge, 1888-89; has practiced law at Amsterdam since 1888. Appointed Supreme Court Justice, February, 1913; elected for full term, November, 1914.
Borusky, Fred, educator, agriculturist and statesman of Wales, N. D., was born at Collins Centre, Erie County, N. Y., in 1862. Received his education in the Chamberlain Institute, Gowanda Academy, Oberlin and Hillsdale Colleges. Came to North Dakota in 1886 and engaged in the occupation of teaching and is at present engaged in farming. Has held various minor school and township ofiices. He is married and has four children. He was elected representative as a Democrat. Representative North Dakota Legislature; Justice of the Peace. Strong advocate of equal suffrage, farm social life, cooperation. Fights gang rule, etc.
Bostwick, Frederick, librarian and genealogist of 144 Grove St., New Haven, Conn., was born Sept. 15, 1852, in New Haven, Conn. For thirty-six years he was connected with the Yale college and Harvard college printing ofiices; and has been president of the Christian Endeavor union and the Chautauqua union of New Haven. He is librarian of the New Haven colony historical society; and registrar of the Connecticut society sons of the American revolution. He assisted in the preparation of the Loomis, Whitman, Dickerman, Winchester and other genealogies.
Boswell, Foster Partridge, educator and psychologist of Geneva, N.Y., was born Feb. 14, 1879, in Rochester, N.Y. He received the degrees of A.B., A.M., and Ph.D. from Hobart and Harvard. He has taught psychology in the University of Wisconsin and in the University of Missouri. Since 1908 he has been assistant professor of psychology and since 1911 professor of psychology and education at Hobart College.
Bourscheidt, Peter Joseph, president of the Widows and Orphans Fund of Springfield, Ill. B. February 27, 1855, Cologne, Rhineland, Germany; twice married; first, to Emma Schaefer, who died in 1894, and then to his present wife, Katie (hammers) ; ed. primary and high schools of Cologne; studied pharmacy and passed the Illinois examination in July, 1884; in retail drug bllBi