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A. E. Scheehle

From “History of Wheeling City and Ohio County, West Virginia and
Representative Citizens,” by Hon. Gibson Lamb Cranmer, 1902.

Typed by Laurie Birks Dean

pp. 594-
A. E. SCHEEHLE, the genial proprietor of a fine drug store in Wheeling,
West Virginia, is one of the most popular young business men in Ohio
county. He was born in this city in 1871 and attended school diligently
until he attained the age of fourteen years. Shortly afterward he went
to Philadelphia, entered a drug store, and further added to his store of
knowledge by attending night school. After serving three years’
apprenticeship he entered, at the age of seventeen years, the
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, where he completed his knowledge of
the drug business career, which has been so fraught with success. He
subsequently worked in the drug house of O. T. Young for three years,
and afterward followed similiar work with Young & Perry for perhaps a
year and a half.
Mr. Scheehle then returned to his native city, well equipped to
enter into business for himself, having, during this last few years,
made practical application of his knowledge of the drug business. In
1896 he moved his drug store in Wheeling to its present location, and
has been favored with a gradual increase of trade up to the present
time. Two years previous to the change he was united in marriage with
Blanche Scott, a daughter of L. D. and Elizabeth (Harding) Scott, of
Two children blessed this union, namely: Alma J. and Thomas D.
Philip Scheehle, father of A. E., is a member of the firm of Scheehle
& Lutz, well-known contractors and builders of Wheeling, having erected
the Post Office, First Ward school and many other important public buildings
of the city.
In popularity Mr. Scheehle stands second to none in his district, and
from the date of his return to Wheeling he has been looked upon as a recognized
leader by the young people. His popularity increased so rapidly that by
common consent he was asked to enter politics, which he did, and has since
been supported by many Democrats. In 1898 he ran on the Republican ticket,
and was elected to the second branch of the city council from the second ward,
serving a full term. During this time he was appointed on the committees on
claims, railroads, equalization, and appeals. In January, 1900, he was re-
elected to fill the same position, notwithstanding there were 13 candidates
for the nomination. Of the 600 votes polled he secured 410, and immediately
after his election was appointed chairman of the railroad and election
committees. In 1896 he served as delegate to the congressional convention
held at Wheeling Park, and also served as secretary of the Washington Republican
Club during the campaigns which elected William McKinley President.
Although not a member of any church, Mr. Scheehle has liberal ideas on
religious subjects, and is very charitable to the poor. Fraternally, he is a
member of the Black Prince Lodge, No. 19, K. of P., of Wheeling, which he
joined in 1894, and of Wheeling Lodge, No. 28, B.P.O.E., having joined the
latter in 1897. He has a beautiful family residence at No. 603 Main street.

Alfred B. Carter

From “History of Wheeling City and Ohio County, West Virginia and
Representative Citizens,” by Hon. Gibson Lamb Cranmer, 1902.

Typed by Carol Taylor Lanza.
Pages 775 thru 779

ALFRED B. CARTER, who has been identified with the steel and iron
interests of Wheeling and it’s vicinity for many years, was general
superintendent of the National Steel Company for the Wheeling district
until October 1, 1901, when he resigned, although he is still a
director of the company. He is one of the active and enterprising
spirits of the city and will soon launch out in some other business
venture. He was born in Fairfax County, Virginia, January 16, 1854,
and is a son of George Hatley and Emma B. (Steenrod) Carter.

John Carter, the first of the Carter family to come to this country,
located in Lancaster County, Virginia, in 1649, as the agent of Lord
Fairfax. George Hatley Carter, the father of Alfred B., was born in
Virginia, and became a member of the legal profession. He practiced in
Wheeling when a young man and then in Palmyra, Missouri, but, on
account of failing health, returned to Fairfax County, Virginia, and
died there. He was united in marriage with Emma B. Steenrod, who was
born in Ohio County, Virginia, a daughter of Daniel Steenrod. Her
grandfather, Cornelius Steenrod, was a captain in the Colonial Army and
served throughout the Revolutionary War, thus making Alfred B. Carter
and his children , sons or daughters of the American Revolution.
Daniel Steenrod was born in New York State, but was prominently
identified with the early development of Wheeling. He engaged in
farming on a large scale, was a very extensive land owner, and attained
a high degree of success in every way. He died at the age of eighty
years. He was prominent in the Baptist Church, and in the old Stone
Presbyterian Church, at Elm Grove. He married Anne Gater, a daughter
of one of the earliest settlers in Ohio County, and they became the
parents of six children, one of whom, Lewis, was a member of Congress
from this district in ante-bellum days .

Mrs. Carter, the mother of Alfred B. Carter, resides in Wheeling at the
advanced age of eighty-one years, and is one of the oldest native
inhabitants of Ohio County. The subject of this sketch is one of a
family of seven surviving children, the other being as follows: Landon
E., who resides in Virginia; Mary L.; Sallie B.; Anne C.; Emma H.; and
Edmonia R., wife of James R. McCourtney, for many years a resident of
Wheeling, but now of Washington City.

Alfred B. Carter was educated in Wheeling at Linsly Institute and St.
Vincent’s Catholic College. After leaving school his connection with
the iron and steel business began and has since continued. He became
junior clerk in the office of the Bellaire Nail Works. He subsequently
served in various positions until, in 1887, he was elected secretary
and treasurer of the Bellaire Steel Company. In 1899 he was elected
president of the company and still holds that office . This company
was sold to the National Steel Company, but the officers of the old
concern retained their positions. When the National Steel Company took
charge Mr. Carter was asked to assume the management of the Mingo
Junction works of that company also, and was made district manager at
that time, early in 1899. Later his office was changed to that of
general superintendent of the National Steel Company in the Wheeling
district. He has been a director for many years in the Bellaire Steel
Company, and when the National Steel Company was organized was elected
a director in that company. He has since been re-elected, and is a
member of the board of directors in each company at the present time.

Mr. Carter was united in marriage, November 2, 1887, with Gertrude E.
Caldwell, who was born in Philadelphia and reared and married in
Wheeling. She is a daughter of Hon. A. Bolton Caldwell, who was the
first attorney general of West Virginia. The latter was a son of Joseph
Caldwell, whose estate and residence were where the lower part of
Wheeling is, to a large extent, now built. He was for many years
president of the Merchants and Mechanics Bank of Wheeling, and was on
of the substantial early residents of the city. Joseph Caldwell was a
son of James Caldwell, who settled in Wheeling in 1772, and was one of
the first judges of Ohio County. The mother of Mrs. Carter is Matilda
(Newman) Caldwell, a native of Louisiana, and now a resident of

Alfred B. Carter and his wife have two children, Gertrude I. And Alfred
B. Religiously, they are attendants of St. Matthew’s Protestant
Episcopal Church. Mr. Carter is one of the most active and
enterprising citizens of Wheeling. He has been identified with many
enterprises calculated to benefit and improve the city, and his energy
and business sagacity are well known in several states. He is a member
of the board of trade of Wheeling.

A. F. Faulkner

From “History of Wheeling City and Ohio County, West Virginia and
Representative Citizens,” by Hon. Gibson Lamb Cranmer, 1902.

Typed by Polly Oliver.

Pages 800-803

A. F. FAULKNER, one of the many well-known residents of Wheeling, West
Virginia, is an expert accountant, and has lived in the city for the
past seven years. He lived in England until he was twenty-three years
of age and was born in that country, about 70 miles form London, April
27, 1860. Hi is a son of John T. and Elizabeth Margaret (Tomalin)
Faulkner, of Northampton shire, England, both now deceased.

John T. Faulkner was born June 1, 1820, and followed agricultural
pursuits all his life. He was married to Elizabeth M. Tomalin in the
year 1845. Their oldest son, John Joseph Faulkner, is an able and very
prominent lawyer of Northampton, England, and received the degree of
LL.D. form London University in 1874.

A. F. Faulkner, after leaving school, was clerk in a lawyer’s office at
Thrapston, England, for seven years, after which he came to the United
States, and landed at New York. Leaving New York, he located in Ohio,
and about six years afterward in Chicago, where he remained about three
years. He then removed to Alliance, Ohio in 1891, where he was
employed by the Solid Steel Company as a special accountant for three
years. In October 1894, he moved to Wheeling, where he has lived ever

Mr. Faulkner was married in September 1894 at Canton, Ohio to Mary M.
Wells, a daughter of the late D. W. Well of Columbiana County, Ohio,
who was born in July 1879. They have one child, Sheldon Wells, born in
August 1896. Mr. and Mrs. Faulkner are me members of the Protestant
Episcopal Church. Mr. Faulkner is an American citizen, and in politics
is a Democrat. As and expert accountant he stands high in the
profession, and has a good practice.