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20th Century History of Youngstown & Mahoning Co., Ohio
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Publ. Biographical Publ. Co.
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1907
 
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  WILLIS REEDER was born in Brookfield, Ohio, Oct. 28, 1830, and was the son of Washington and Caroline (Mattocks) Reeder, and grandson of Benjamin Reeder, who came form Geneva, Cayuga county, New York, and settled on lot twenty-nine, in Hartford, July 9, 1817.  When he was a boy of thirteen he found employment on the Erie extension canal.  In 1845 the family removed to Louisville, Kentucky, and soon he secured a situation on a flat-boat as cook; subsequently he became a pilot on a coal boat, and continued on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers in that capacity until the outbreak of the Rebellion, when the business becoming unsafe it was discontinued and coal was transported by steamers.  In 1862 he became a licensed steamboat pilot running between Pittsburg and New Orleans, and during the last three years of the war of the Rebellion was engaged in the transportation service.  After the close of the war he took command of a tow-boat until failing health caused him to retire from river life, and in 1871 he settled on lot forty-three, in Hartford, where he now resides.  He married Maryett Bartholomew Aug. 8, 1854, who was a descendant of Seth Bartholomew, one of the pioneers of Vienna township.  Their children are Charlie Willis, Ruby Ann, and Frank Carlyle.  Mr. Reeder has served two terms as trustee of the township, and three years as justice of the peace.  He is a member of Jerusalem lodge No. 19, Free and Accepted Masons, also a member of Mahoning chapter No. 66, Royal Arch Masons.  The first ancestor of this family in America, Joseph Reeder, came from London, England, and settled on Long Island some time previous to 1700, and according to tradition in the family his wife was sister to William or Orange, who superseded James II. on the throne of England.  Their sons were Joseph, Benjamin, and William.  Joseph settled in New Jersey, and his son Jacob settled in Pennsylvania, and his eldest son, Benjamin,  who was born May 15, 1769, with his family settled in Ohio.  Thus families follow the "star of empire" westward.
Source: 20th Century History of Youngstown & Mahoning Co., Ohio and Representative Citizens - Publ. Biographical Publ. Co. - Chicago, Illinois - 1907 - Page 286

William W. Riblet
  WILLIAM W. RIBLET

Source: 20th Century History of Youngstown & Mahoning Co., Ohio and Representative Citizens - Publ. Biographical Publ. Co. - Chicago, Illinois - 1907 - Page 717

  D. L. ROSE president of The Rose & Johnson Company, wholesale grocers, located on West Front Street, Youngstown, was born in Medina County, Ohio, in 1855, and was 11 years of age when his parents moved to Mahoning County.  Until he was 27 years of age, Mr. Rose remained on the home farm and then embarked in a mercantile business at Rosemont, where he continued in business for 17 years.  In 1895 Mr. Rose came to Youngstown in the capacity of city salesman for the Baldwin-Carnahan Company, wholesale grocers, and remained associated with that firm until it was absorbed by the J. H. Fitch Company, a period  of six years.  In 1901 Mr. Rose, in partnership with Alfred Johnson, engaged in the produce business, under the firm name of Rose & Johnson, later drifting into the wholesale grocery trade.  On June 1, 1895, their business became an incorporated concern, The Rose & Johnson Company, capitalized at $50,000.  The officers are: D. L. Rose, president; N. P. Johnson vice president, and Alfred Johnson secretary and treasurer.
     In 1905 the company erected a fine brick building for business purposes, locating it on Front street, having three stories and basement, its dimensions being 40 by 154 feet.  This gives them 25,000 feet of floor space.  The Company keeps four men on the road, covering western Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio.
      Mr. Rose was first married, in 1875 to Miss Rebecca W. Smith, who passed away in February, 1900, aged 44 years, leaving one child, Minna, now Mrs. Minna E. Leedy, a resident of Portland, Oregon.  Mr. Rose was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church.
     In 1902 Mr. Rose was married to Emma Wickline, of Salem, Ohio.  Mr. and Mrs. Rose belong to the Westminster Presbyterian Church.
     Politically, Mr. Rose is a Republican.  Fraternally, he belongs to the Knights of Pythias and to Council NO. 233, Protected Home Circle, and is a charter member of the United Commercial Traveler's Association of Mahoning County.
Source: 20th Century History of Youngstown & Mahoning Co., Ohio and Representative Citizens - Publ. Biographical Publ. Co. - Chicago, Illinois - 1907 - Page 996
  HON. GEORGE E. ROSE, formerly judge of Probate Court of Mahoning County, now a member of the important law firm of Norris, Jackson & Rose, with offices at Nos. 608-613 Dollar Bank Building, Youngstown, is one of the city's prominent men, one who is identified with many of its important interests.  He was born Dec. 9, 1857, at Carlisle, Loraine County, Ohio, and entered Dartmouth College from which he was graduated in 1881.  After his admission to the bar, in 1883, he settled at Youngstown, entering upon the practice of law and also taking an intelligent interest in local politics.  In the spring of 1888 he was elected city solicitor on the Republican ticket, and served as such for two terms.  In 1893, he was elected judge of the Probate Court.  Since retiring from the bench in 1900, Mr. Rose has given his whole attention to a large private practice and has been associated with men of legal ability and more than city prominence.  Sidney D. Lamar Jackson, the second member of the firm, of Norris, Jackson, & Rose, which was formed in November, 1900, was formerly prosecuting attorney of Mahoning County, and each member has gained distinction in some line of practice.
     Judge Rose married Louise H. Baxter, a daughter of Heman Baxter, and they have one child, Louise M.  The family are members of the Presbyterian Church.  They have a very pleasant home at No. 204 Arlington street, Youngstown.  Judge Rose is a Republican in politics and, fraternally, is an Elk and Knight of Pythias.    
Source: 20th Century History of Youngstown & Mahoning Co., Ohio and Representative Citizens - Publ. Biographical Publ. Co. - Chicago, Illinois - 1907 - Page 996

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