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Peter Sikora

People Residents Peter M. Sikora – Juvenile Court Judge 1 Judge Peter Sikora Peter Sikora, a veteran judge at Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, had a front-row seat to the downside of procreation. His days were filled with abused and neglected kids, custody battles, and wannabe thugs who shoot each other for nonexistent reasons. His job,…

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James Scholl

People Residents James Scholl – Building Contractor 13625 Lake Shore Boulevard James Scholl 1961 James Scholl was a vice president of the Bratenahl Board of Education in the 1930s and a Bratenahl Village Council member from 1960 to 1961. James Scholl was born on July 12, 1895, in Norwalk, Ohio, to Robert and Cora May…

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Jacob Silverthorne

History Early Settlers Jacob Silverthorne Coit House There is perhaps no resident of Cleveland more capable of speaking with authority concerning many Cleveland’s events and conditions than Jacob Silverthorne. He knew Cleveland when it was scarcely more than a village, its business district bordering the river, while its commercial and industrial enterprises were primitive. In…

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Ann Aldrich

People Notable People Ann Aldrich – U.S. Judge 1 Bratenahl Place Ann Aldrich Ann Aldrich often said, “Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow you may actually be alive.” Ann Aldrich watched her mother die in a hurricane, volunteered to rebuild rail lines in Yugoslavia after World War II, made environmental and demographic breakthroughs, and…

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Russell Davis

People Notable People Russell Davis – Cleveland’s First Black Principal Bratenahl Place Russell Howard Davis Mr. Davis was a teacher, administrator, civic activist, and historian of Cleveland’s black community. He was the first black male to serve in Cleveland’s secondary schools and the firsts black principal of a Cleveland school. Russell Howard Davis was born…

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Sidney Andorn

People Notable People Sidney Andorn – News Commentator 10400 Brighton Road Sidney Andorn Sidney Andorn made his mark in newspapers, radio, and television during a journalism career spanning over 50 years. He was diminutive, a natty dresser with a gravelly voice, something of a gentle gadfly, an incessant pipe smoker, and widely known in city…

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13123 Lake Shore

Places Homes Current 13123 Lake Shore Boulevard Plat No. 631-10-015 Subplot 8 in the W. H. Osborn Subdivision 13123 Lake Shore Boulevard 2014 John Frederick Corlett acquired the property from Kittie F. Killip on December 9, 1921. A 4,700 square-foot home built was built in 1924 on 3.1 acres with four bedrooms and three full…

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John Corlett

People Residents John Corlett – Manufacturers Agent 13123 Lake Shore Boulevard John Corlett had been continuously associated with J. F. Corlett & Co., a steel and steel manufacturers’ agent from 1890 until his retirement in 1946. The firm was district agents over the State of Ohio for such mills as Lukens Steel Company in Coatesville,…

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Lieutenant Bitten

People Police Lieutenant Bitten in Battle At Station Reprinted from The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Thursday, June 10, 1915 Prisoner Also Demolishes Furniture at Bratenahl Police Headquarters Before being overpowered by four Bratenahl police and three employees of the Bratenahl road department, John Arcon, 50, of Cleveland, yesterday afternoon bit one of the hands of Lieutenant…

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105 st. Depot Riot

History Memorable Events Whole Train of Strike Breakers Riot Clash Between Chicago and St. Louis Factions Mounting costs of living, impatience with expensive arbitration proceedings, and demands for better work conditions pushed the railroad brotherhoods into a brief phase of militancy around World War I when the Federal government seized the railroads. Labor made significant…

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