Successful New York Men of 1913  Elmer-Geer


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Elmer, Herbert Charles, educator, author; born Rush ford. N.Y., March 30, 1860; son of Charles J. and Lucy J. (Ashley) Elmer; graduated, Cornell Univ., A.B., 1S83; Johns Hopkins Univ., Ph.D., 1888; married, first, Baltimore. Md.. 1886. Rose Elmore; second, East Aurora, N.Y., 1891. Bertha E. Beebe; children: Basil B., born 18t)2; Charles Wellington, born 1897; Clarence Jefferson, born 1904. Tutor in Latin, Johns Hopkins Univ., 1888; prof. Latin. Cornell Univ., since I90t>; studied in Univs. of Leipzig and Bonn, Germany, 1885-86; traveled in Europe, 1895-96 and 1909-10. Director Cuba Nat. Bank. Republican; Presbyterian. Mem. Phi Beta Kappa Soc. (Cornell), Beta Theta Pi, Am. Philo'l. Assn., Classical Assn. of Great Britain, N.Y. State Historical Assn. Author: "Tim Copulative Conjunctions, Que, Et and Atque in the Inscriptions in Terence and in Cato"; "The Latin Prohibitive"; "Studies in Latin Moods and Tenses.'' Editor: The Captivi of Plautus, the Phormio of Terence. Contributor of numerous articles in Am. Journal of Philology, Translations and Proceedings of Am. Philol. Assn., The Classical Review, The Latin Leaflet, etc. Recreation: Tennis. Clubs: Town and Gown, Ithaca Country Club. Address: 425 Wyckoff Ave., Ithaca, N.Y.

Emans, J. Seymour; born near Poughkeepsie, N.Y.. Jan. 16, 1804; parents Mary Yates and George; unmarried: educated at a select school in Poughkeepsie; Phillips Acad., Mass.: Princeton Univ., Coll. Phys. and Surgs., Columbia. N.Y.; N.Y. Post-Grad. Med. Sch. and Hosp.; grad. College Phys. and Surgs., Columbia N.Y., June, 1892; lie. New York, July'5, 1892; deg. A.B., 1889; A.M.. 1892; M.D.. same year; Instructor in Medicine N.Y. Post-Grad. Med. Seh. and Hosp.; N.Y. City Board of Health, five years; Instructor Med. and District Phys. N.Y. Post-Grad.; Disp. Asst. Demilt Disp.; Hudson St. Hosp.; Bell Ht>sp.; Vanderbilt Clinic; mem. Post-Grad. Alumni Assoc.; Franklin Co. Med. Soc.; Princeton Club; Camp Fire Club; Canadian Camp Club; Phillips Acad. Alumni; Regular; General prac.; Res. Phys. Rainbow Sanatorium, Rainbow Lake, N.Y.

Emerson, Charles Henry, master car builder, Elgin Joliet & Eastern Ry. Office Joliet, 1ll. Born July 6, 1859, at Perch River, N.Y. Educated in the common schools. Entered railway service June 5, 1877, as blacksmith helper Iowa Central Ry. at Marshalltown, la., since which he has been consecutively 1880 to 1883, car repairer same road; 18S3 to 1884, car repair foreman; I894 to 1901. car shop foreman same road; 1901 to 1908, general car foreman Elgin Joliet & Eastern Ry.; 1908 to date, master car builder same road at Joliet, -Ill.

Erlanger, Mitchell L., justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, was born Feb. l5. 1857. in Buffalo, N.Y. He was educated in the Cleveland public schools; studied medicine and classics; and received the degree of LL.B. from the Columbia Law School. For two years he was librarian of Columbia Law School. He was sheriff for New York county for two years, and while in office inaugurated many reforms in the county jail. Since 1t'07 he has been justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, being elected for a fourteen-year term.

Estabrook, Henry Dodge, lawyer; born at Alden, New York, Oct. 23, 1854; son of Experience Estabrook and Caroline Augusta (Maxwell) Estabrook. He removed to Nebraska (of which territory his father was appointed attorney-general) in 1855. He was educated in the Omaha, Neb., public schools; he was graduated from the law department Washington University in l875. He practiced law at Omaha from 1875 to 1896, at Chicago from 1896 to 1902; he was a member of the firm of Lowden, Estabrook & Davis; from 1902 to 1911 he was solicitor for the Western Union Telegraph Company in New York City. He is now a member of the law firm of Noble, Estabrook & MeHarg. He is a member of the State and National Bar Associations. He belongs to the Union League, the lawyers', the Lotos, the Metropolitan, the Republican, the Auto (of America), the Magnetic, the Pilgrims, Sleepy Hollow, Country (New York City), and the Marquette of Chicago (honorary member) Clubs. He married, at Omaha, Oct. 23, 1880, Clara Campbell; they have one daughter: Mrs. Blanche Deuel Roebling. of Trenton, N.J. His only sister was the late wife of R. C. Clowry, president of the Western Union Telegraph Company. Residence: summer) Tarrytown, N.Y.; (winter) Plaza Hotel, New York City. Address: 115 Broadway. New York City.

Eycleshymer, Albert Chauncey, professor of anatomy; born at Cambridge, N.Y., June 16, 1867; son of David C. Eycleshymer and Anna  (Perry) Eycleshymer. He received the degree of B.S. from the University of Michigan in 1891; was elected university fellow at Princeton in 1891; was a fellow at Clark from 1891 to 1892; a fellow at Chicago from 1892 to 1893; received the degree of Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1894; studied at Cambridge, England, and in Germany from 1895 to 1896; was Austin fellow at the Harvard Medical School from 1900 to 1901. Was assistant in animal morphology. University of Michigan, in 1889; in botany, in 1890; chief assistant, Allis Lake Laboratory, from 1890 to 1891; assistant in biology, University of Chicago, from 1893 to 1895; associate, anatomy, from 1895 to 1897; instructor from 1897 to 1902; assistant professor from 1902 to 1903; director department of anatomy St. Louis University, from 1903 to 1913; acting dean St. Louis University Medical College, 1913. Was lecturer on human embryology, Rush Medical College, from 1897 to 1898; assistant professor from 1898 to 1899. Professor and head of the department of anatomy University of Illinois, 1913—. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science of the American Society of Naturalists, of the American Association of Anatomists. His chief researches have been on vertebrate embryology. He received the grand .prize at St. Louis Exposition for embryological researches. He married at Chicago, Illinois, Sept. 23, 1895, Mary Elizabeth Donovan: they have three children: Ethel M., aged fifteen; Albert D., aged eleven, and Lois C., aged six. Address: St. Louis University, Medical Department, St. Louis, Mo.

Fairbanks, Very Rev. Hiram Francis, born May 25, 1845, at Leon, N.Y.; son of a Protestant minister. Among the ancestors of Father Fairbanks were Henry Adams, the ancestor of John Adams and John Quincy Adams; John Coolidge, who is the ancestor of the present great-grandchildren of Thomas Jefferson; Jonathan Fairbanks, who built the old house at Dedham in 1636, believed to be the oldest occupied house in the United States; former Vice-President Charles W. Fairbanks is a kinsman. Ed. at Lawrence University; Appleton, Wis.; St. Louis University; St. Francis Theological Seminary, St. Francis, Wis. Received into the Church March,'1863. Ordained priest. January 29. 1868; Rector of St. Patrick's Church, Milwaukee, since 1881, and a consultor of the Arch-diocese of Milwaukee; has done parish work at Janesville, East Troy and Whitewater, Wis. Traveled extensively in Europe, Asia and Africa. Author of A Visit to Europe and the Holy Land (Benziger); Ancestry of Henry Adams. Member of the Arclueologrical Institute of America, Historical Society of Wisconsin; Alumni Association of St. Francis Seminary; Alumni Association of Marquette University. Address: 467 Washington St., Milwaukee. Wis.

Fanchild, George Winthrop, congressman, was born in Oneonta, Otsego County, N.Y., May 6, 1854, the son of the late Jesse Fairchild, who came from Connecticut, being a direct descendant of Thomas Fairchild, who settled in Stratford, Conn., in 1639; his mother is a granddaughter of Thomas Morenus, a revolutionary soldier, and daughter of Jeremiah Morenus, a veteran of the war of 1812; was elected to the sixtieth, sixty-first and sixty-second congresses; and re-elected to the sixty- third congress as a Republican; and resides in Oneonta, N.Y.

Finegan, Thomas Edward, assistant commissioner for elementary education N.Y. State; born West Fulton, Schoharie County, N.Y.; son Michael and Ann (Weleh) Finegan; educated public school of West Fulton, Cooperstown High School, grad. State Normal Coll., 1889, Ph.D., 1909; A.M., Hamilton Coll., 1894; LL.D., Colgate University, 1912; married, Schenectady, N.Y., Dec. 10, 1894, Grace E. Browne; one son: Edmund Randolph, born 1898. Admitted to bar, 1894. Taught public school six years; prin. public schools, West Fulton, N.Y., 1889-90; elected school comm'r, Second Dist., Sehoharie County, serving from Jan. 1, 1891, to Dec. 1, 1892, when resigned to accept apptm't by James F. Crooker, state sup't public instruction, as supervisor of examinations in State Dep't of Public Instruction; served 12 years, during which period the examination and certification of teachers in N.Y. State was developed. Appt'd by State Comm'r Andrew S. Draper, chief of Law Division, State Ed'n Dep't, Dec. 1, 1904, serving until appt'd, Oct. 1, 1908, to third ass't comm'r of ed'n in charge elementary ed'n, including normal schools, training classes, training schools, teachers' conferences, compulsory ed'n law, medical inspections, and certification of teachers. Democrat; Presby'n. Trustee State Normal Coll., Albany Exchange Savings Bank, Albany Chamber of Commerce, First Presb'y Ch., N.Y. State Historical Ass'n. Author text-book, N.Y. School Law, Education Code, Judicial Decisions on School Affairs. Mem. N.Y. State Bar Ass'n, N.Y. State Hist. Ass'n, Nat. Ed'n Ass'n, Albany Inst. and Hist. Soc. Clubs: Aurania (charter mem. and pres. for first three years), University.

Fisher, Irving, educator, political economist and author, was born on Feb. 27, 1867, in Saugerties, N.Y. In 1891 he graduated with the degree of Ph.D. from Yale University; and in 1891-94 studied in Berlin and Paris. In 1891-93 he was tutor of mathematics, in 1893-95 was professor and in 1895-98 was assistant professor of political economy in Yale University. Since 1898 he has been professor of political economy at Yale University. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; was a member of the National Conservation Commission: and is president of the Committee of One Hundred on- National Health to advocate the establishment of a national department of health. He is the author of: Elements of Geometry; Bibliography of Mathematical Economics; Mathematical Investigations in Theory of Value and Prices; Appreciation and Interest; Introduction in Caleulus; The Nature of Capital and Income; The Rate of Interest; The Purchasing Power of Money; and other works.

Fisher, William Edgar, 52 East 19th St.; home 611 West 136th St., New York, N.Y. Engraver, I.—Born Wellsville, N.Y., Oct. 24, 1872. Pupil of AIC; Cornell University. Specialty, book-plate designs. Manager of the Typographical Art Department of the American Lithographic Company, New York City.

Geer, George Jarvis, merchant of New York City; born Balston Spa, N.Y., Oct. 25, 1846; son of Rev. George Jarvis (D.D.) and Isabelle (Montague) Geer; grad. Columbia Coll., E.M., 1868; married, N.Y. City, June 11. 1873, Louise, daughter Hon. Henry Horace and Esther (Langdon) Goodman; children: Louise, born 1874. George Jarvis, 3d, born 1876, Marshall, born 1878, Langdon, born 1880. Manager B. Priestley & Co.; pres. Cravenette Co., Ltd. Republican; Episcopalian. Mem. Holland Lodge, F. & A.M., Chamber of Commerce, Museum Natural History. Clubs: University, Church.


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