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Whittemore, Charles O., lawyer; born Salt Lake City, Utah, June 29, 1862; son Joseph and Matilda (Busby) W. Educated: St. Marks School, Salt Lake City, 1882; studied law in office of Philip T. Van Zile, 1 year; Columbia Law School, N.Y. City. Married, Sarah L. Brown, Nov. 26, 1886, at Salt Lake City. Asst. City Atty., Salt Lake City, until Oct., 1883; Co. Atty., Salt Lake County, 1894; State Atty., Salt Lake County, 1895; U.S. Atty., 1898-1902. One of the incorporators of San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake R.R. ; secured right of way for road in Utah and Nev. and was its general attorney until 1907; vicepresident and general counsel, Las Vegas & Tonopah R.R., since 1907; president Goldfield Merger Mines Co.; vice-president Goldfield Deep Mines Co.; president Las Vegas Land & Water Co. Moved to Los Angeles, 1907. Clubs: Jonathan (L.A.); Alta (Salt Lake City). Res. : 240 S. Kingsley Drive. Office: 523 Pac. Elec. Bldg., Los Angeles, Cal.
Whittier, Frank Nathaniel, 161 Maine St., Brunswick, Me. Pathology, Bacteriology. Born, Farmington, Me., Dec. 12, 1861. A.B., Bowdoin, 1885; A.M., 1888; M.D., 1889. Lecturer hygiene, Bowdoin, 1888-1908; demonstrator pathology and bacteriology, 1897-1901 ; professor, 1901; hygiene and physical training, 1908; pathologist, Maine General Hospital, 1909; medical examiner, Cumberland County, Me., 1909. Member M.A.A.; Association Pathology and Bacteriology. Author: Pamphlets, Light Gymnastics for Schools; Action of Disinfectants; (in collaboration with A. W. Talman, Brunswick : An Historical Play).
Wickes, Edward Allen, president Niagara Falls Power Co., of 14 W.57th St., New York City ; born, Ballston, N.Y.; son, Thomas Scudder and Julia Fitch (Penniman) Wickes; educated, Williston Seminary, East Hampton, Mass.; graduate Williams College, A.M.; married, Newburgh, N.Y., Oct. 11, 1871, Mary Williams Forsyth; children: May Forsyth, Forsyth. Capt. Co. G, 150th N.Y., 1862; brevet major, U.S. Vols., March, 1865; with 12th Army Corps, Army of Potomac, Gettysburg; 20th Army Corps, Army of Cumberland, with Sherman's Army in Atlanta Campaign and March to Sea; retained in service by order of President 6 months after close of war, mustering out portion of 20th Army Corps, Washington, D.C., and portion 14th Army Corps, Louisville, Ky. President and director Niagara Falls Power Co., Tonawanda Power Co., Cataract Power & Conduit Co.; director Canada Southern Ry. Ćo., Bridge and Railway Cos. He is president and director New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, and ex-officio director Roosevelt Hospital, 1906-1909. Member Chamber of Commerce, New England Society, Williams Alumni Association, Clubs : Metropolitan, University, Automobile, Midday.
Wickham, John W., doctor of medicine; born Palmyra, Tenn., Jan. 16, 1860; son of Robt. L. and Elizabeth (Marsh) Wickham; Irish-German descent; paternal grandparents, Nathaniel and Mary (Thompson) Wickham; maternal grandparents, William and Sallie (Spicer) Marsh; received education in the country schools; graduated from Vanderbilt University M.D., 1885; he was a farmer in early life; married Fannie E. Cunningham,
adopted daughter of S. G. Wickham, Oct. 5, 1887; represented Montgomery County in House of Representatives in 1900; at present, in addition to the practice of medicine, he is engaged in farming; he is a Mason and Odd Fellow; Democrat; member of the Presbyterian church. P.O. Address: Palmyra, Tenn., R.F.D. No. 1.
Wiggins, Samuel Telford, banker; born Page County, Iowa, Dec. 2, 1869; son of James W. and Catherine A. (McCollum) Wiggins; educated in common schools of Page County, Iowa, and town school of Coin, Iowa; removed with parents to homestead in Graham County, Kan., June, 1885; passed examination as Registered Pharmacist March 12, 1896, in Kansas; married, Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 18, 1907, Lillian E. Lahman; two daughters: Lola Katharine, and Theodora Arlene. Elected to office of Register of Deeds, Sheridan County, Kan., Nov., 1899; reelected in 1902. Appointed director and cashier of Citizens' State Bank of Selden, Kan., on its organization, June 2, 1905, and is still its cashier. Republican. Member Modern Woodmen of America. Address : Selden.
Wiggins, William D., superintendent Peoria Division Vandalia Rd. Office Decatur, Ill. Born April 28, 1873, at Richmond, Ind. Graduated from Rose Polytechnic Institute at Terre Haute, Ind., 1895. Entered railway service Sept., 1895, with Pennsylvania Lines West of Pittsburgh and served continuously to June 12, 1901, as assistant on engineer corps and assistant engineer Pittsburgh division; June 16, to Oct., 1901, engineer maintenance of way Cincinnati & Muskingum Valley division at Zanesville, 0.; Oct., 1901, to May, 1902, engineer maintenance of way Cleveland & Marietta division at Cambridge, 0.; May, 1902, to Jan. 25, 1904, engineer maintenance of way Toledo division at Toledo, 0.; Jan. 25, 1904, to Nov. 1, 1912, engineer maintenance of way Pittsburgh division same road at Pittsburgh, Pa.; Nov. 1, 1912, to July 1, 1913, superintendent Peoria division Vandalia Rd. at Decatur, Ill. ; July 1, 1913, to date, valuation engineer Pennsylvania Lines West of Pittsburgh, at Pittsburgh, Pa.
Wigren, Eugene A., assistant auditor Michigan Central Rd. Office: Detroit, Mich. Born July 20, 1871, at Andover, Ill. Educated in the common schools. Entered railway service Oct. 6, 1891, since which he has held positions of various capacities with the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Rd., to April 29, 1907; May 1, 1907, to Nov. 1, 1909, chief clerk to auditor Michigan Central Rd. at Detroit; Nov. 1, 1909, to Aug. 15, 1912, auditor of disbursements, same road; Aug. 15, 1912, to date, assistant auditor, same road.
Wilbur, Rollin Henry, vice-president and general manager Lehigh & New England, Rd. Office: Philadelphia, Pa. Born Sept. 3, 1863, at Bethlehem, Pa. Graduated from Lehigh University in 1884. Entered railway service Sept. 30, 1884, as clerk in office of general superintendent Lehigh Valley Rd., since which he has been consecutively, Jan., 1886, to Dec. 1, 1888, assistant to general superintendent; Dec. 1, 1888, to April, 1892, assistant to second vice-president same road; April 1, 1892, to Sept., 1892,
assistant to general manager Philadelphia & Reading Rd. ; Sept., 1892, to Jan., 1893, assistant to third vice-president same road; Jan. 1, 1893, to Aug. 1, 1893, general superintendent Eastern division same road; Aug. 1, 1893, to March 5, 1894, general superintendent Eastern division Lehigh Valley Rd.; March 5, 1894, to Jan. 26, 1903, general superintendent entire system same road; Jan. 26, 1903, to Oct. 1, 1904, general manager same road; Oct. 16, 1907, to date, vice-president and general manager Lehigh & New England Rá. ; Oct. 16, 1907, to date, vice-president Lehigh Coal & Navigation Co.; vice-president Lehigh Navigation Electric Co.
Wilbur, Warren Abbott, banker and manufacturer of South Bethlehem, where he was born May 1, 1859; son of E. P. and Stella M. (Abbott) Wilbur; married, South Bethlehem, Pa. President and director E. P. Wilbur Trust Co., president Bethlehem Foundry and Machine Co., Valley Coal and Coke Co., First National Bank of Sayre, Connellsville and State Line Railroad Co., Jefferson Railroad Co.; director Lehigh Coke Co., Lehigh Foundry Co., Lehigh Pulverizer Mill Co., Lehigh Car Wheel and Axle Co., Lehigh Valley National Bank, Western Maryland Railroad Co. Episcopalian. American Institute, Mining Engineers, Franklin Institute, Engineering Society; trustee Estate Asa Packer; trustee and treasurer St. Luke's Hospital; trustee Lehigh University. Pennsylvania Society of New York, Founders and Patriots of America, Sons of Revolution, Colonial Wars. Clubs : Philadelphia, Manufacturers' of Philadelphia, St. Nicholas.
Wilcox, Miss Mary R., daughter of the Hon. John A. Wilcox, Representative to the Confederate Congress from Texas, and Mary Donelson Wilcox, who had the distinction of being the first child born in the White House; granddaughter of Major Andrew J. Donelson, Minister to Prussia, 1846-51, and of Mrs. Emily Donelson, mistress at the White House during both administrations of Andrew Jackson, her uncle. Convert to the faith. Recording Secretary-General of the Daughters of the American Revolution; member, Colonial Dames Society, Congressional Club and United Daughters of the Confederacy. Address: 1760 Corcoran St., Washington, D.C.
Wilcox, Reynold Webb, physician, was born, Madison, Conn., March 29, 1856; son Col. Vincent Meigs and Catherine Millicent (Webb) Wilcox; grad. Yale, A.B., 1878; Hobart Coll., A.M., 1881, Harvard Univ., M.D., 1881, Maryville Coll., LL.D., 1892. Pres. Med. B'd and consulting physician to St. Mark's Hosp.; formerly prof. medicine, N.Y. Post-Grad. Med. Sch. and Hosp., 18901908; consulting physician, Nassau Hosp. Independent in politics; Episcopalian. Pres. Am. Ass'n. Med. Jurisprudence, Soc. Med. Jurisprudence, Med. Ass'n Greater City of N.Y.; mem. Soc. of Am. Wars, Soc. of Colonial Wars, Sons of Revolution, Soc. of War of 1812, Mil. Order of Loyal Legion. Clubs: Metropolitan, Church. Address : 679 Madison Ave., N.Y. City.
Wild, Fred, Jr., general freight agent Denver & Rio Grande Rd. Office Denver, Colo. Born Oct. 13, 1859, at Kenosha, Wis. He was educated at the Williams College in Massachusetts. En
tered railway service 1879 as office boy and clerk Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry., since which he has been consecutively clerk, rate and claim clerk, chief clerk to assistant general freight agent Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry. at Racine and Milwaukee, Wis.; chief clerk to division superintendent and division freight agent Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific Ry. at Des Moines, Ia.; general freight agent Des Moines & Northwestern Rd. at Des Moines, Ia.; chief clerk to general freight agent Denver, Texas & Fort Worth Rd.; assistant general freight agent same road at Denver, Colo.; assistant general freight agent Union Pacific Ry. at Denver, Colo.; general freight agent Gulf division Union Pacific Ry.; to Dec., 1893, assistant general freight agent same road at Denver, Colo.; Dec., 1893, to Feb. 1, 1899, general freight agent Union Pacific, Denver & Gulf Ry., Feb. 1, 1899, to Aug. 15, 1899, general sales agent Colorado Fuel & Iron Co.; Aug. 15, 1899, to May 1, 1914, general freight agent Denver & Rio Grande Rd.; May 1, 1914, to date, freight traffic manager Denver and Rio Grande Rd.
Wild, Michael Bertram, statistician Baltimore & Ohio Rd. Office Baltimore, Md. Born Sept. 29, 1858, at Dodderhill, Worcestershire, England. Educated at Christ's College, Clapham, Eng., The Grange, Ewell and L'Athenee Royale d'Anvers, Belgium. Entered railway service 1876 with the Great Western Ry. of Canada, at Hamilton, Ont., and at time of the consolidation of that road with the Grand Trunk Ry. he was transferred to the general offices in Montreal, serving in various capacities in the office of general manager, treasurer and mechanical superintendent; in 1890 he entered the service of the Baltimore & Ohio Rd. as private secretary to vice-president in charge of traffic, and was later appointed inspector of vouchers and statements in office of co-receiver; was transferred temporarily to New York as transfer agent of voting trustees; upon completion of that work he resumed his duties in office of co-receiver; in 1904 he was appointed statistician Baltimore & Ohio Rd., which position he holds at the present time.
Wilde, Louis J., banker; born Iowa City, Ia., July 16, 1865; son John and Lucina Wilde. Educated Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Ia.; Hyatts Academy, Iowa City, Ia. Married Frances E. O'Brien at St. Paul, Minn. Moved to Los Angeles, 1884. Engaged in real estate business until 1893. In the brokerage business, St. Paul, Minn., 9 years. Went to San Diego, Cal., 1903. Instrumental in the establishment of San Diego Home Telephone Co.; built Pickwick Theater; purchased and reorganized Citizens Savings Bank; founded the American National Bank; rebuilt Richelieu Bldg.; organized First National Bank, of Escondido; refinanced and completed U. S. Grant Hotel, San Diego, Cal.; financed and completed American National Bank, eleven-story building; Frances Apartments, better known as “The man who made Broadway." Organized, is now president of the United States National Bank; built and gave to City of San Diego a marble monument; one of the leaders in San Diego, Cal.-Panama Exposition. Member Life Chamber of Commerce, Mason, Shriner
(Scottish and York Life Rites); Elks. Clubs: San Diego Country, Cuyamaca, San Diego Yacht (life member), member of Knights of Pythias and Order of Panama; president of Cabrillo Club, San Diego; life member Los Angeles Athletic Club; life member La Jolla Chamber of Commerce; life member San Diego Rowing Club; appointed member of Playground Association; elected member of freeholders to frame new charter City of San Diego. Address: San Diego, Cal.
Wilder, George Warren, lawyer, publisher, Butterick Bldg., N.Y. City, was born, Sterling, Mass., March 29, 1866; son Jones Warren and Jane E. (Raymore) Wilder; educated Worcester (Mass.) High School, Amherst Coll., B.A., 1889; studied law at Columbia Coll.; married, Fitchburg, Mass., Dec., 1892, Gertrude Chaplin Stowe; children: Gertrude Wilder, born 1897; George Warren, Jr., born 1901; Stowe, born 1904; Donald, born 1905; Helen, born 1912. Admitted to bar, May, 1891, but later became connected with Butterick Publishing Co., Ltd. ; promoted, organizer and pres. Butterick Co., The Delineator, and other publications.
Wilder, William Henry, congressman from Massachusetts, was born May 14, 1855, in Belfast, Me. He was elected to the sixtysecond and sixty-third congresses.
Wilding, Charles A., banker; born Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 7, 1859; son of James and Anna Wilding; educated in public schools; married, Plymouth, Ind., Oct. 29, 1890, Pearl A. Woodward; one daughter: Margrethe E. President Tri-State Loan and Trust Co.; director and chairman Finance Committee First National Bank. Republican; Methodist. Knight of Pythias, 33d degree Mason and Knight Templar. Recreations: Hunting, fishing. Clubs: Country. Commercial. Residence: 902 West Wayne St. Office: 811 Calhoun St., Fort Wayne.
Wiley, Louis, publisher, Times Bld'g, N.Y. City, was born, Hornell, N.Y., May 31, 1869; son Benjamin and Ernestine (Brickner) Wiley; educated private sch., Mt. Sterling, Ky. Reporter, The Post Express, Rochester, N.Y., 1887-1893; business mg’r, The Post Express, 1893-1895; editor and publisher, The Tidings, Rochester, N.Y., 1887-1893.Business mg’r N.Y. Times. Dir. Edn'l Alliance. Mem. Soc. of the Genesee (ex-pres. and dir.), Mexico (vice-pres.), Japan, China (mem. Exec. Com.), Steuben Soc. (vice-pres.). Clubs: Daily Newspaper of America (pres.), The Kentuckians, Pilgrims, Sphinx, Manhattan, Lotos, City, PanAmerican. Residence: The Wyoming, 55th St. and 7th Ave.
Wilk, Frederick Louis, banker; born Columbus, Ohio, May 25, 1856; son of Frederick and Fredericka (Behnke) Wilk; educated in the Wells School of Chicago, Lutheran Parochial School, and Chicago High School; married, Chicago, Sept. 7, 1882, Caroline Bruno; children: Ilma M., Emily M., Frederick Louis, Jr., Ruth C., Dorothy M. Entered business career in 1871 in employ of the Union Trust Co. (formerly Union Insurance and Trust Co.) as messenger, and after passing through the various grades of promotion became vice-president and a director, Jan. 15, 1896, which position now holds; vice-president Wilson & Wilk Co.,