Successful Men From Brooklyn, New York 1913  Nichols-Taylor


Nichols, William Henry, metallurgy; born Brooklyn, N.Y., Jan. 9, 1852; son of George Henry and Sarah Elizabeth (Harris) Nichols; educated at Brooklyn Poly. Inst.. N.Y. Univ., B.S., 1870, M.S., 1873; Lafayette Coll., LL.D., 1904; Columbia, Sc.D., 1904; married, Brooklyn, Feb. 14, 1873, Hannah W. Bensel. Since 1870 engaged in business as manufacturing chemist; also copper refiner and smelter; now chairman Bd. Gen. Chemical Co., pres., Nichols Copper Co., Granby Consolidated Mining. Smelting & Power Co.; vice-pres., Corn Exchange Bank; dir., Nichols Chem. Co. (Ltd.); chairman of Poly. Inst., Brooklyn; trustee Title Guarantee and Trust Co., The Hoagland Laboratory; dir. Gen. Development Co., Mexican International R.R. Co., Nat. Raifways of Mexico, Pittsburgh Steel Co., Phosphate Mining Co., Read Phosphate Co., State Realty & Mortgage Co., Miami Copper Co. Republican; Congregationalist. Member: Am. Chem. Soc., Soc. Chem. Industry (pres., 1904-05), Canadian Mining Inst., Electro-Chem. Soc., A.A.A.S., N.Y. Chamber of Commerce, past pres., International Congress of Applied Chemistry, Commendatore of Crown of Italy, !912. Clubs: Down Town, City Midday, N.Y. Yacht. Chemists (N.Y. City), Hamilton, University (N.Y.), Nassau Country, Oakland, (S.C.). Residence: 353 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn, address: 25 Broad St.. N.Y. City.

Noyes, Charles S., lawyer; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 8, 1858; son of Charles H. Noyes and Jane R. (Dana) Noyes. He attended Adelphi Academy, Brooklyn, Montclair High School, and was graduated from Amherst College in 1880, and from Columbia Law School in 1882. Mr. Noyes engaged in the practice of law, was connected with much important Queens County litigation, was counsel for property owners in the case of Summerfield against Norton, tried in the Supreme Court of Queens County in 1906. involving titles to a large part of Rockaway Beach; also in suit against the Mission of the Immaculate Virgin, involving title to another large tract; was also connected with much important litigation involving old roads and lanes in Manhattan Island, New Jersey and the City of New York. Mr. Noyes is a Republican in politics, and a Congregationalist in his religious faith. He is a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa Society, and the Congregational Club of New York. He married at Montclair, New Jersey, April 14, 1892, Ella E. Shafer, and they have one son, Radcliffe Dana Noyes. born in 1895. Residence: Montclair, New Jersey. Office: address: 198 Broadway, New York City.

Quinlan, Will J., etcher and artist, of 229 Woodworth Ave., Yonkers, N.Y., was born June 29, 1877, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Graduate of the Architectural Department of Pratt Institute; pupil of J. B. Whittaker at Adelphi College. Member: Chicago Society of Etchers; New York Society of Etchers. He maintains a studio in the Studio Building, 51 West Tenth Street. New York City.

Read, George Rowland,  born Brooklyn, N.Y.; son of George W. and Item-land A. (Curtis) Read; educated in Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute; married, first, New York. Dec. 20, 1873, Louise C. Frost, who died in 19|)2; four children: married, second. 1907, Adelaide R. Hastings. Engaged in real estate business since 1867. President George R. Read & Co.. Mutual Trust Co., of Westchester County; director Waccahuc Co.. Roxton Realty Co. Republican; Episcopalian. Member Metropolitan Museum of Arts. Recreations: Riding, golf. travel. Clubs: Metropolitan, Union, Coaching. Down Town Association.

Reed, Henry A., president Bishop Gutta Percha Co., of New York City; born Carmel, Putnam County. N.Y., Feb. 11, 1829; son James Harvey and Emily (Hazen) Reed; educated district schools; married, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., May 14, 1859, Alice Amelia Boardman; children: William Boardman, born 1860, Alice Augusta, born 1862, Henry Douglas, born 1869, Louis Francis, born 1871. Taught school at Carmel, N.Y., 1846-49, was telegraph operator, 1849-66, in Carmel, Croton Falls, Hudson, N.Y. City and Poughkeepsie; had book store in Poughkeepsie, 1855-76, first ten years in connection with telegraph office; expert accountant, 187687; engaged in settling estates and procuring statistical evidence; took charge of Bishop estate, 1878; organized Bishop Gutta Percha Co., 1885, becoming secretary, took charge as manager. 1887; became treasurer 1802 and president in 1805. Republican; Presbyterian. Associate member American Society Electrical Engineers.

Schroeder, William, Jr., born Brooklyn, N.Y.; parents, William and Charlotte Beck; married Melita E. McGurn; child: William K.; educated m German Acad., Brooklyn; Polytechnic Inst., Brooklyn; Brooklyn Coll. Pharmacy; graduated from Long Island Coll. Hosp., 1901; lie. New York same year; deg. B.S., Ph.Gr., Phar.D., M.D.; post-grad. Brooklvn Coll. of Pharm.; post-grad, dept. N.Y. Post-Grad. Med. Soh.; late instructor and chief of dept. clinical diagnosis Phys. Long Island Coll. Hosp.; lecturer chemistry Long Island Coll. Hosp.; librarian Brooklyn Coll. Pharm., 1000; pres. Alumni Assoc., Brooklyn Coll. Pharm., 1901; pres. class, 190607 same; interne N.Y. Mothers' and Babies' Hosp., 1900; chief med. officer Tidewater Construction Co. and T. B. Bryson for building 4th Ave. subway, Brooklyn, N.Y.. present; chief med. officer Catskill aqueduct, Brooklyn division, and Holbrook, Cabot and Rollins Corporation, present; mem. Kings Co. Med. Soc.; N.Y. State Med. Assoc.; A.M.A.; Pediatric Soc., Brooklyn; Alumni Assoc., L.I.C.H.; Alumni Assoc.. B.C.P.; Phi Delta Chi fraternity. Col. Univ.; Phi Delta fraternity, L.I.C.H.; honorary mem. same; Nassau Lodge, F. & A.M., past master Brooklyn Chapter R.A.M., P.H. priest Damascus Commandery, K.T.; Brooklyn Lodge, No. 22, B.P.O.E.; late mem. Kings Co. Pharm. Assoc.; N.Y. State Pharm.; Past Masters' Assoc., 3d dish; Anointed Order of Past High Priests; Long Island Automobile Club; Crescent Athletic Club; Montauk Club; regular; general surgery. Residence and office: 513 Eleventh St., Brooklyn, N.Y.; 810 a.m., 57 p.m.. Sundays, 13 p.m.; tel. South 440.

Taylor, Edgar J., artist of Westhrook, Conn., was born Aug. 22, 1862, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a pupil of the National Academy of Design of New York City, with Beckwith in New York City and with Eakins in Philadelphia. Pa. In 1889-91 he was vice-president of the Brooklyn Art Club. He has attained success as an illustrator and painter.


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