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Image from page 18 of "A biographical history of Fremont and Mills Counties, Iowa" (1901) celebrity biographies
Image by Internet Archive Book Images Identifier: biographicalhistfmc00lewi Title: A biographical history of Fremont and Mills Counties, Iowa Year: 1901 (1900s) Authors: Lewis Publishing Company Subjects: Fremont County (Iowa) -- Biography Mills County (Iowa) -- Biography Publisher: Chicago, Lewis Publishing Company Contributing Library: New York Public Library Digitizing Sponsor: MSN View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: ^^/\/\/yjx/\/\/\/\/%/%/\/%/%/\/% Text Appearing After Image: HE greatest of English historians, Macaulay, and one of the mostbrilliant writers and profound thinkers of the present century, hassaid: The history of a country is best told in a record of thelives of its people. This is a fact which is becoming more andmore recognized as our people advance in education and intelli-gence, and our own great Emerson, whose name stands at thehead of American writers of his day, in carrying forward andemphasizing the great fact expressed by Macaulay, says: Biog-raphy is the only true history. It was for the purpose of gathering and preservingthis biographical matter in enduring form that the design for this volume originated. COMPENDIUM OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY. Regarding the fore part of this volume, Part I, which is devoted to a Com-pendium OF National Biography, but little need be said. The lives of the greatmen and celebrities of America are so inaccessible to the general public, and are sooften in demand without being accessible, that it has been deeme Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.

Image from page 500 of "Sketches of prominent citizens of 1876 : with a few of the pioneers of the city and county who have passed away" (1877) celebrity biographies
Image by Internet Archive Book Images Identifier: sketchesofpromin00nowl Title: Sketches of prominent citizens of 1876 : with a few of the pioneers of the city and county who have passed away Year: 1877 (1870s) Authors: Nowland, John H. B Subjects: Indianapolis (Ind.) -- Biography Marion County (Ind.) -- Biography Publisher: Indianapolis : Tilford & Carlon, printers Contributing Library: Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center Digitizing Sponsor: MSN View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: with many of the celebrities and leading men of theState, of both political parties. THOMAS BAKER. Mr. Baker is a native of the Buckeye State, and was born in Butlercounty, in June, 1822, and with his fathers family removed to Tippe-canoe county, Indiana, in the fall of 1827, his fathers being the fifth fam-ily that settled in the immediate neighborhood of where the thrivinglittle village of Dayton is situated. The families that were there whenMr. Baker arrived were the McGeorges, Pages, Bushes, and Dicker-sons, who settled there in the order in which they are named. Theformer, Samuel McGeorge, was one of the first settlers of Indianapolis,and received a grant of six sections of land from the Miami Indians.Through the influence and friendship of their head chief, Richardville,this land was located in this vicinity. In the fall of 1828 the writerspent several weeks with the family of Mr. McGeorge, and then becameacquainted with the elder Baker, the father of the subject of this sketch. Text Appearing After Image: EauorerotauBro > i^v Indi^iupolii Lidiogrsphi Instimte Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.

 
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