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  WILLIAM M. FEE is the oldest merchant in Clermont County, having been in this business since 1858, and is one of the most prominent and popular citizens of Moscow.  He was born in what is now Washington township, Nov. 9, 1825, son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Camery) Fee.  The father was born in what is now Washington township, Clermont county, in 1804, and died in 1886, and the mother was born in Pennsylvania in 1802 and died in1862, both being buried near Moscow.  Jacob Fee became a general farmer in Washington township, where he made his home many years, and the Fees were among the earliest families in the county, coming there when it was very sparsely settled.  They were active in early affairs and were valuable residents of the community.  The parents were members of the Methodist Church and had twelve children, all born in Clermont county: Eliza, wife of John Fletcher, who died in 1896; William M.; John married Miss Alice Allee, and is now deceased; Daniel died in 1897; Enos died in childhood; Elijah is a carpenter and lives in Richmond, Ind.; Thomas, deceased; Sarah Jane, wife of James Mahan, resides at Anderson, Ind.; Elizabeth died single; Wesley R., a retired merchant of Moscow; Jacob Dimmitt lives at Edinburg, Ind.; Mary Ann died in infancy.  The Fees came to Ohio at a very early date, from Bracken county, Kentucky, the grandfather and great-grand-father of William M. Fee.
     Mr. Fee
attended the public school at Moscow, Ohio, which were then typical pioneer schools, and for a few months attended a private school.  Upon leaving school he became clerk in the store conducted by Nathan Keyt, in Moscow, where there was a line of general merchandise, beginning this work in 1848.  In 1849 he went into business as a general merchant with J. R. Downs, and this arrangement continued two years.  Mr. Fee's next partner, B. F. Fisher, who remained with him a year, and for the next two years he was associated in business with Robert Smith.  He was in partnership with his brother, John, four years, and in 1858 engaged in business for himself, having at one time the largest stock fo general merchandise in the village of Moscow, and this business has been continued up to the present time.  For two years he was interested in buying and selling tobacco, and had a large warehouse.  He is an energetic and industrious merchant.  He is upright and conscientious in his dealings and has the full confidence of his patrons.
     Mr. Fee is a strong Republican, as his father was before him, and has served in various local offices of honor and trust.  He was mayor of Moscow and served on the school board when it contained but two members.  For the past twenty-years he ahs been a notary public, and for nearly fifty years he has been a trustee of the Methodist church, being an active member of the church.  In 1851 he married Miss Emma Eliza Pinney, born in Vermont, daughter of Haskell H. and Melina (Towne) PinneyMr. Pinney was a cooper by trade and a cattle dealer in Vermont.  He followed his trade in Moscow many years.  Mrs. Fee died in 1884 and was buried in Moscow.  Although she was reared in the Presbyterian faith, she became a Methodist after her marriage.
     Mr. Fee married (second), July 14, 1885, Miss Elfa McKibben, who was born in Florence, Ind., daughter of Dr. Charles T. McKibbenDr. McKibben was born in Augusta, Ky., in 1821, and died in 1893.  His wife, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Lindsey, was born at Rising Sun, Ind., and lives with a son and daughter of Cincinnati.  For over eighteen years Dr. McKibben resided in Moscow, where he most successfully practiced his profession.  He was a Republican in politics and very prominent in the Masonic order.  He was a stanch Presbyterian.  He died in Moscow and was buried in Augusta, Ky.  Dr. and Mr. McKibben had seven children, namely: Anna Maria, wife of James Handsaker, of Mattoon, Ill.; Hiram C., purchasing agent for a traction company in Cincinnati; Grace E. lives with her aged mother; Mrs. Fee; Gertrude, wife of E. C. Shelley, of Cincinnati; Dr. J. T., is a very prominent physician and an excellent citizen of Cincinnati, and lives with his mother; Dr. William, of Toledo, Ohio, like his father and his elder brother, is a fine physician and has won a good standing in his profession.
     Mrs. Fee belongs to the Methodist church and is one of the charter members of the local organization of the Eastern Star.  She has held all the chairs and is past worthy matron.
     In 1878 Mr. Fee built his present home at Second and Elizabeth streets, one of the best and largest residences in the village, and had erected his store some years before this.  Mr. Fee is one of the oldest men in the county, but is hale and hearty and is each day able to attend his duties in the store, assisted by his capable and efficient wife.  Both are well fitted for this work and are highly regarded by all.  Their home is known as one of the most hospitable in the vicinity and they have done many good deeds to their fellow men.  Mr. Fee's brothers, Wesley R. and Jacob Dimmitt, served in the Civil war, as members respectively of the First Ohio independent battery, and in a regiment of Heavy artillery and won good records therein.
Source: History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio - Vol. II - by Byron Williams - Publ. 1913 - Page  792

THOMAS H. FLINN, one of the successful and highly progressive young business men of Loveland, Ohio, is senior member of the well known firm of Flinn & Ertel, grocers, whose up-to-date and thoroughly equipped place of business is located at the corner of Broadway and Railway avenue, was born at Loveland, Feb. 28, 1882, his parents being Stephen Flinn, for the pas twenty years watchman and flagman at the Baltimore & Ohio railroad crossing at Loveland, during which time he has never been suspended nor has anyone been injured at this point, was born in county Meath, Ireland, near the city of Dublin, May 25, 1847, son of Thomas and Margaret (Melady) Flinn, who came to America in 1856, when Stephen was about nine years of age.  The sailing vessel on which they took passage was nine weeks on the ocean and encountered a severe storm before landing at New Orleans.  They came to Cincinnati, and on to Loveland.  Thomas Flinn was a stonemason, and after a time entered the employ of the old Hillsboro railroad, building stone bridges, and later worked in Loveland and vicinity, finally becoming a contractor.  Subsequently he purchased lots in Loveland, on which he erected houses, selling the properties in incoming residents.  He lived to the age of seventy-four, while his widow survived him some fifteen or sixteen years.  Both are buried at Milford.
     Stephen Flinn received a fair common school education and worked on the farm in his youth, also starting in to learn the shoemaker’s trade.  During the Civil war, at the time of Kerby Smith’s raid, he was called out and served for ninety days, receiving an honorable discharge, and afterwards spent nine months more in the Government service as a teamster.  Shortly after the close of the war he entered the employ of the Marietta & Cincinnati railroad, now the Baltimore & Ohio, working on the section for years, finally becoming a section foreman.  His marriage to Miss Susan Terrill was solemnized at Loveland, she being a native of Perry county, Ohio.  Their two children are:  Thomas H., of this review, and Margaret, who is the wife of Charles Roush, of Norwood, Ohio.
     Thomas H. Flinn graduated form the Loveland High School in the class of 1901 and for one summer was employed as a book solicitor, in which he proved himself a success, incidentally receiving a training useful in after life.  Was for a short time engaged as bookkeeper at King’s Mills, in Warren county, Ohio, resigning to accept a position as assistant agent for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company at Loveland.  One year later he resigned, and on Feb. 28, 1903, formed the present partnership with Hon. Earl E. Ertel, the present representative from Clermont county to the Ohio Legislature.  The business of this firm has been most satisfactory, having grown rapidly under their progressive management.
     Mr. Flinn was married at Cincinnati, Feb. 12, 1907, to Miss Nellie M. Daly, who was born, reared and educated in the Queen City, a daughter of Timothy and Mary (Linsky) Daly, residents of Cincinnati.  Both are natives of Ireland, coming to America prior to their marriage.  Mr. and Mrs. Flinn have two children: Roland Earl and Thomas Charles.
Although reared a Democrat, Mr. Flinn is a staunch Republican and cast his first Presidential ballot for Theodore Roosevelt in 1904.  He was reared in the Catholic church, being confirmed at fourteen under Bishop Elder.  Socially he is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, of which he served as clerk for three years and for six years as a member of the official board of the local camp.
Source: History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio - Vol. II - by Byron Williams - Publ. 1913 - Page  472

  LUDWIG H. FREYLudwig W. Frey, one of the prosperous farmers and large stock raisers of Clermont county, Ohio, owning and operating the Stephen Goble farm of ninety-three acres of well cultivated land northeast of New Richmond, was born in Ohio township, this county, June 13, 1862, and is a son of John Henry Ludwig and Elizabeth (Derachter) Frey, who were natives of Byron, Switzerland, the latter of whom was born in 1831, and died Apr. 19, 1903.
     John Henry Ludwig Frey was born July 24, 1831, and brought his family to America, arriving at New York on Dec. 31, 1854, where they remained a short time.  From here he went to Massillon, Ohio; spending but two years there, he went to Missouri.  At the end of the following year he returned to Ohio, taking up his residence in Cincinnati, where he remained until 1860, at which time they settled in Ohio township, on a small farm they had secured.  In August, 1862, J. H. L. Frey enlisted in Company G, Fiftieth Ohio volunteer infantry, and served nearly two years, contracting a disease, from which he died July 31, 1864.  He had written a letter home on his birthday, which was the last the family received from him.  HE was the father of five children, three of whom died when young, and two grew to maturity, Adolph, who was a resident of Washington township, died in 1909 at the age of fifty years, and Ludwig H.,  the subject of this mention.
     Ludwig H. Frey was reared and educated in Ohio township, where he has spent his life thus farm, and in 1893 became united in marriage to Miss Lenna C. Goble, who was born in Ohio township Jan. 21, 1862, and is a daughter of Stephen P. and Francis (Ashburn) Goble, the latter a daughter of Richard Ashburn and a sister of the late Judge Thomas Q. Ashburn mention of whom is made in his work.  Stephen P. Goble was born in1831, and met his death in 1866, by a shot fired from the gun of a trespasser.  Francis (Ashburn) Goble was married the second time to William Lillick, and died in 1888, in her fifty-third year.
     Mrs. L. H. Frey is one of three children:
     Richard, died in his twenty-fourth year.
     Miss Bessie Goble, of this county.
     The farm which is now owned by Ludwig H. Frey was settled in 1832, by the grandfather of Mary Frey, Stephen Goble, who cleared and developed the farm, building first a substantial log house, later remodeling as it is today.  Stephen Goble was a steam boat engineer, which occupation he followed until his retirement.  He was born in 1804, on the 9th of March, at Bethel, and died in 1889, at his home one-half mile above New Richmond.  He left Bethel at the age of fifteen years, and for forty years operated on the Ohio river, between Pittsburgh and New Orleans.  In later years, he was a stockholder and treasurer of the Batavia and New Richmond Turnpike Company.  His first wife was Elizabeth Brown, and to the union were born seven children, one of whom was Stephen P., the father of Mrs. Frey.  He married a second time a sister of his first wife, Alice Brown, who was born in Clermont county, five daughters and one son.  The great-grandfather of Mrs. Frey was William Goble, who was a son of a Revolutionary soldier, and was the only one of his family to locate in Clermont county, Ohio.  Mrs. Frey's grandmother and her sister were daughters of Rev. George Brown, who was  a prominent Methodist minister, and was also one of the early mill owners of Washington township.  He became a large land owner, and was one of the substantial men of the county.
     Mr. and Mrs. Frey are the parents of three children, all of whom have been born at the present home.  They are - Harold C., Marguerite, and Dorothy E.
     Mr. Frey
in an active member of the Republican party, although not an office seeker.  He holds membership with the Sons of Veterans, and was confirmed in the Lutheran church his parents were active members, but attends the Methodist church, Mrs. Frey being a member of that denomination.
Source: History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio - Vol. II - by Byron Williams - Publ. 1913 - Page 341
  FRANKLIN FRIDMANFranklin Fridman's record as a progressive and honorable business man of Clermont county for many years entitles him to representation among the honored dead of the county.  He resided for fifty-four years at Clermontville, where he won the respect and high esteem of all with whom he was associated by his kindly purposes and upright conduct.
     Mr. Fridman was born in Stolhoven, in the principality of Baden, Germany, on the River Rhine, Oct. 4, 1816, and died Aug. 21, 1895, his life taken by a negro.  He was the youngest son of George and Elizabeth (daughter of Michael Miller) Fridman who had six children born to them: Leonard, who came to America about 1830 and was a contractor in the construction of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, and who died in 1889, aged about eighty years; Mathias, who died, aged eighty-eight years; Franklin, Theresa, Sabina and Elizabeth.
The mother and two sisters died in Germany.  In 1833, the family started for America, but the father died in France while en route.  They spent a little time in Baltimore then moved to Wheeling, Cincinnati, Louisville, Ky., finally locating at Rockford, Inc., on the White river, near the present site of Seymour.
     When only eighteen years old, Franklin came on to Cincinnati, alone, to learn boiler making under Thomas Justice and Mr. Banks, following the same for two years under Richard Dumont and Mr. Parker.
     Mr. Friedman
was second engineer on the "Lady Scott," the first steam packet plying the Ohio river between Maysville and Cincinnati, for nearly a year, when he met with a severe accident to his hand, which compelled him to give up this work.  He then began peddling over parts of Ohio and Kentucky on foot.  In this business, Mr. Fridman was most successful, and he was enabled to locate, in 1839, on Boat Run, near the Ohio river.  Shortly after this time he established a store near the present home of  his son, Franklin M., and subsequently built a large store and warehouse in Clermontville, where he conducted one of the largest general stores in Clermont county until 1880, when he transferred that business to his three oldest sons, and by them carried on until a few years since.
     Mr. Fridman married, Sept. 9, 1840, Rebecca Bushman (daughter of Demos and Elizabeth Bushman, early settlers of Clermont county).  To this union was born the following children:  George Henry, Lewis L., Franklin M., Lincoln W., Children A. (died in infancy), Elizabeth (Tomkins), Annie (Rice).  Mrs. Fridman is deceased.
     On Sept. 28, 1859, Mr. Fridman married a second time, to Millie A. Bushman).  Their children are as follows:  Calvin D., William M., Leonidas S., Fred W., Belle, Wallace and Grace (deceased).
     Mrs. Fridman was born, Apr. 5, 1835, and passed away Jan. 31, 1897, in the sixty-second year of her life.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Fridman were members of the Christian church.
     Politically, Mr. Fridman was a staunch Democrat and was often solicited and strongly urged to accept a candidacy for office, but refused because of his many other public interests.  He was a director and one of the largest stockholders of the First National Bank of New Richmond from its organization and was president from 1880 until his death.  He was for years a director of the Clermont Mutual Fire Insurance Company, and was one of the owners of the "Virginia Home" steamboat, plying between Foster's Landing and Cincinnati.  For many years this enterprising man of affairs built and owned a large number of flat boats trading on the Ohio river, and with Mr. Theodore Steelman owned and operated at New Richmond, Ohio, the largest steam saw mill in Clermont county, which was afterwards incorporated as the Fridman Lumber Company, and is now owned the operated by his sons.
     On the exchange in Cincinnati and in the business circles of Southern Ohio, Mr. Fridman's name and word were ever held in high regard.  A man of strictest integrity, but ever public-spirited, doing much to relieve the distress of the deserving poor.  Never taking advantage of the necessities of others for his own gain.
     Mr. Fridman was strong in his convictions of right and wrong, and never allowed himself to be turned from  his decisions.  One instance of this trait of character: Nearly all the merchants of his time handled whiskey to a certain extent, but feeling that he could not conscientiously sell liquor he could never be persuaded to do so.  Such a character as this well deserves the most reverent remembrance.
Source: History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio - Vol. II - by Byron Williams - Publ. 1913 - Page  802
  FRANKLIN M. FRIDMAN.  Prominent in both agricultural and commercial circles, and known as a worthy son of one of the foremost of pioneer families of Clermont county, Ohio, is Franklin M. Fridman, who was born at Clermontville, Monroe Township, in the home which he now owns, Dec. 8, 1849.  Mr. Fridman, who was born at Clermontville, Monroe township, in the home of which he now owns, Dec. 8, 1849.  Mr. Fridman was reared and educated in the schools of the county, assisting his father, Franklin Fridman, Sr., on the farm, thus becoming thoroughly conversant with all the details that fall to the lot of the successful farmer.  After finishing the common schools which he attended Parker's Academy for several terms, after which he assisted his father in the management of his varied business interests. 
     Mr. F. M. Fridman was united in marriage to Miss Ella Luke in 1875, and to their union have been born three children:
     Miss Veola, at home
     Miss Carrie, employed in Cincinnati.
     Mrs. Fridman is a daughter of Charles and Mary Luke, both members of  early resident families of the county.  Charles "Luke was born in Heidelerg, Germany, and came to America when quite a small boy.  Mr. Fridman was born and reared in Monroe township, and attended Parker's Academy.
     Politically, Mr. Fridman is a Democrat, being now nominee for county commissioner.  He has served in the varous township offices as trustee, assessor, and has been a member of the school board for nearly twenty years.  Socially, Mr. Fridman holds membership with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of New Richland, Ohio.  The family as well as himself are member of the Mt. Zion Christian Church.
     For many years Mr. Fridman has been an extensive dealer of success by reason of his keen business insight and practical methods.  Mr. Fridman's characteristic include unswerving loyalty to personal and political friends, adhering to principle regardless of political favor, and limitless faith in whatever he undertakes.  His personal qualities contribute largely to his successful career.
Source: History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio - Vol. II - by Byron Williams - Publ. 1913 - Page  794
  FREDERICK W. FRIDMAN is numbered among the progressive and successful business men of Clermont county, Ohio, whose diligence constitutes the force that has brought to him his present enviable position in commercial circles, and is thus living up to the standard which the men of this family have always maintained.
     The subject of this mention was born at the family home near the Ohio river, Oct. 11, 1876, and there grew to young manhood.  He pursued his education in the public schools, after which he became a student at Parker's Academy, this county.  He then attended Antioch College, at Yellow Springs, Ohio, later entering the Wesleyan University, where he spent one term.
     The business career of Mr. F. W. Fridman began in 1896, when he became associated with his brothers in the lumber business, at New Richmond, Ohio, and for three years continued with this company.  He afterward spent eight years with the Fridman Seating Company, residing in the meantime on the farm at Clermontville until the fall of 1906, when his present comfortable home at New Richmond was completed.  Since May, 1912, Mr. Fridman has again been associated with the Fridman Lumber Company, as assistant secretary and treasurer.  He has also served as director of the First National Bank at New Richmond for the past two years.  He is a member of the board of public works of the village of New Richmond.
     Mr. Frederick W. Fridman was united in marriage to Miss Clara Bernice Moreton, May 24, 1899.  She is a daughter of Isaac Moreton, who was a son of William and Mary (McNeill) Moreton, the latter of whom was a sister of the late Harbison McNeill, mentioned elsewhere in these volumes, and her death occurred Mar. 6, 1884.  Mrs. Fridman's father died in April, 1909, in his sixtieth year.  Mr. and Mrs. Fridman are the parents of one son, Donald, who was born on Jan. 11, 1901.  He is attending school.
     Politically, Mr. Fridman is a standard advocate of the principles of the Democratic party and although he is not an office seeker, he is interested in all public affairs of the day.
     Socially, Mr. Fridman is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and also of the Masonic order, being past master of the Buckeye Lodge, No. 150.  Religiously, both Mr. Fridman and his wife are devoted members of the Mt. Zion Christian church at Clermontville.  Mr. Fridman is meeting with success in all of his undertakings and enjoys an unassailable reputation for reliability and enterprise.
Source: History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio - Vol. II - by Byron Williams - Publ. 1913 - Page
  LEONIDAS S. FRIDMAN.  This name which appears at the head of this biographical mention is worthy of a place in these volumes as a representative of a family widely known in connection with the important business interests of Clermont county, Ohio, a family which in its history illustrates those qualities of enterprise, sound judgment and unwavering integrity, which has won recognition in the county of their nativity because of the business acumen of many who have borne the name.
     One of the most versatile of the sons of Franklin Fridman, Sr., is Leonidas S. Fridman, whose varied interests have made him an important figure in the business circles of this locality.  He is secretary and treasurer of the Fridman Lumber Company, vice-president of the First National Bank, of New Richmond, succeeding his father as director in 1895, secretary and treasurer of the Fridman Seating Company, and is a director of four other incorporated companies, being president of two of them and vice-president of another.
     Leonidas S. Fridman was born at Clermontville, Ohio, Aug. 11, 1868, and was reared and educated in the schools of Monroe township, after which he became a student of the noted Parker's Academy.  In 1888, he took a business course at the Eastman Business College, of Poughkeepsie, New York, graduating in March, 1889.
     At the age of eleven years, Mr. Fridman displayed great ambition toward a business career, which he began by clerking in his father's store at Clermontville.  At the age of sixteen years he turned his attention to agricultural matters and assisted in the operation of the home farm, following this line of business until 1888.  After his return from business college, he accepted a position with the Fridman-Roberts Company, which he held for six months, resigning to become second clerk on the steamer "Tacoma," which plied the Ohio river from Cincinnati to Chilo.  In November, 1891, Mr. Fridman resigned this position to accept a clerkship on the steamer "Bonanza," which was owned by the Cincinnati, Portsmouth, Big Sandy & Pomeroy Packet Company, continuing until June, 1892.  He then became associated with the Fridman-Roberts Company, and in March, 1893, purchased the interest of Mr. Roberts, the corporation becoming the Fridman Lumber Company, with our subject as treasurer, which position he held to January, 1896, when he was elected secretary and treasurer, which position he has held continuously since.
     From 1901 to 1911, Mr. L. S. Fridman owned and operated a store at Wyatt, Mo., in Mississippi county, and together with his brother, William M. Fridman, bought small tracts of land , adding to until they owned several hundred acres of the best Missouri land, which they finally sold out at a handsome profit, in December, 1910.  Mr. L. S. Fridman sold his store and stock in November, 1911, and has since been interested in other and larger enterprises.
     On June 30, 1896, occurred the marriage of Mr. L. S. Fridman to Miss Lina Linn, a Brown county lady, a daughter of Carl and Louisa (Hensel) Linn, early residents of near Ripley.  Mr. and Mrs. Fridman have had one child to bless their union, Leonidas Linn, who was born June 9, 1902.
     In political matters Mr. Fridman is an active Democrat, but has refused public office because of his many private interests.  He was appointed by the mayor of New Richmond as trustee of the Electric Light & Water Works Building Company, and served until the plant was completed, when he resigned on account of pressing business affairs.
     Mr. Fridman is a member and a trustee of the Presbyterian church, and has been a member of the board of education for several years past.  Conscientious in all his business dealings, he has won the respect of all with whom he has been associated.
Source: History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio - Vol. II - by Byron Williams - Publ. 1913 - Page  223
  LEWIS L. FRIDMAN, well known in Clermont county, Ohio, where for sixty-five years he has been a resident, is one of a family who inherits an unusual amount of executive ability and business sagacity from their father, Franklin Fridman, and by following his example have earned prosperity as well an universal respect and esteem of all in the community in which they live.
     Lewis L. Fridman was born at Clermontville, Ohio, Aug. 25, 1847, and was reared and has since resided in the neighborhood of the village of his birth.  He received a good education and was associated with his brothers, Franklin M., George Henry, and Lincoln W., in the mercantile business at Clermontville until they sold out, in 1890, after which, having been reared to agricultural pursuits, he turned his attention to that line of industry.
     The marriage of Lewis Fridman and Miss Emma R. Shaw was solemnized in Ohio township, Apr. 20, 1871.  She was born in Monroe township and was reared there, she being a daughter of Jonathan and Lina (Wyatt) Shaw.  Her education was acquired at Parker's Academy.  To the union of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Fridman have been born the following children:
     Rosamond, died in infancy.
     Lina R., who was born Sept. 5, 1873, is the wife of L. E. Rouse, of Cynthiana, Ky., a grocer of the firm of W. B. Rouse Grocery Company.  They have two children, William Leonard and Anna Ruth.
 Bertha, who was born Sept. 28, 1875, is a home.
     Bessie Pearl, born July 31, 1878, is Mrs. Philip A. Ireton, of Laurel.  Mr. Ireton was formerly a merchant of Laurel, but is at present engaged in faring.  They have two children, Harold and Elsie.
     Edith Shaw
, who was born Apr. 7, 1885, is at home.  She is a teacher in the Cincinnati schools.  She has also taught several years at New Richmond, Ohio.
     Mrs. Fridman's father, Jonathan Shaw, was born in 1824, in Ohio township, and passed away Sept. 12, 1902.  The mother, Lina (Wyatt) Shaw, was born Mar. 22, 1830, and left this life Dec. 17, 1886.  They reared the following children:
    Dr. William Shaw, who a resident of Idaho, was a teacher in this county for several years, where he owns some five hundred acres of land.  He practiced a number of years at Cincinnati.
     Mrs. L. L. Fridman, wife of the Mr. Fridman.
     Mrs. Tillie Nichols
, of Monroe township.
     James E., of Fancy Prairie, Ill., is a farmer.
     Mrs. Anna S. Houston died Dec. 23, 1911.  She was fifty-one years of age at the time of her death.  George Houston is in the printing business at Cincinnati.
     Laura, born Apr. 17, 18i57, died Jun. 13, 1882.
     Robert A., of Cincinnati, where for years he was in the grocery business, operating under the firm name of Robert A. Shaw Grocery Company.  He is now with the street car company.
     Etta, married C. W. Hartman, of Buffalo, N. Y.  He has charge of the Indian reservation at Collins, N. Y.
     Nora, who married Elmer M. Armacost, of Cincinnati, died Feb. 27, 1896, in her twenty-eight year.
     May, who is Mrs. Ernest Armacost, of Point Pleasant, was born Apr. 4, 1872.
     Mr. L. L. Fridman is a Democrat in politics and has served his party as township treasurer for two terms, and has been a member of the school board for several years.  He and his family evidence their faith in Christianity by their membership in the Mt. Zion Christian Church.
Source: History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio - Vol. II - by Byron Williams - Publ. 1913 - Page  346
  WILLIAM M. FRIDMAN.   The career of the business man has few of those spectacular phases which make the life record of the military or political leader of wide-spread interest, yet thinkers throughout all the ages have regarded the profession of law as that which most greatly conserves public stability and progress. It is to the work of the courts that William M. Fridman has given his time and attention since 1887, coming to the bar with good equipment and since that time making the most of his opportunities for advancement in the difficult and arduous profession of the law. He has practiced in Cincinnati since April, 1891, and the court records show his connection with various cases of importance. He was born in Clermontville, Clermont county, Ohio, February 26, 1863, son of Franklin and Milly A. (Bushman) Fridman, the former a native of Stolhoven, Baden, Germany, and came to America in 1830. Franklin Fridman was the pioneer merchant of Clermontville and more extended mention of his remarkable activities are to be found on other pages of this work.
William M. Fridman attended the public schools, continued his studies in the Clermont Academy, at Clermontville, Ohio, until his sixteenth year; next entered the Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, graduating in 1884 with the degree of Bachelor of Science. His literary knowledge served as an excellent basis upon which to build the superstructure of his professional knowledge. Mr. Fridman's law study began under the preceptorship of Frank Davis, the present judge of the common pleas court of Clermont and Brown counties, Ohio. He came to the Cincinnati Law School in 1886, and the following year won the degree of Bachelor of Laws upon his graduation in May, 1887. Mr. Fridman at once began practice at New Richmond, Ohio, where he remained until April, 1891, and then came to Cincinnati and formed a partnership with Marshall Moreton; one year later engaged in practice in association with George G. Bright, under the firm name of Bright & Fridman, which firm was dissolved January 1, 1894. He was then associated with Edward J. Dempsey, until May, 1898, at which time Mr. Dempsey was elected judge of the superior court. He was then associated with Edward Barton until the latter became general attorney of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company. In May, 1903, he formed a partnership with Judge Edward J. Dempsey, as Dempsey & Fridman, until January, 1906. Mr. Fridman has since followed his profession independently, and with notable success. He has indicated his ability to cope successfully with intricate and involved legal problems and to present his cause in such clear and logical form that he never fails to hold attention of court or jurors and seldom fails to gain the desired verdict. Other business interests have to a limited extent claimed his attention, for he has been a director of the First National Bank of New Richmond, Ohio, and is now a director of the Fridman Lumber Company, and of the Fridman Seating Company, both paying enterprises.
     June 12, 1900, at Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Fridman was married to Miss Katherine Tombach, a daughter of August and Rose Tombach. Her father was superintendent of the Powell Brass Work Foundry, but passed away in 1878. The mother, however, still survives. Mr. and Mrs. Fridman reside at No. 2256 Jefferson Place, Norwood. Mr. Fridman was elected mayor of Norwood in November, 1911. In politics always a Democrat, since age conferred upon him the right of franchise, and fraternally a Mason, widely known in the order. He is now past master of Vattier Lodge, No. 386, Free and Accepted Masons, and has also taken the degrees of the Scottish Rite and the Mystic Shrine. In sympathy with the benevolent and beneficent purpose of the order, he also enjoys its social relations, for he is a man to whom friendship means much and to his friends he is ever loyal. The same loyal spirit is manifested in his professional work, and his capability as a practitioner of law has enabled him long since to leave the ranks of the many and to stand among the more successful few.
Source: History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio - Vol. II - by Byron Williams - Publ. 1913 - Page 36



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