William H. Garlick


WILLIAM HALL GARLICK, M.D., president and secretary of the Calumet Fire Clay company, of Elliottsville, Ohio; president of the Wilmot Mining company, of Michigan; treasurer of the Empire Fire Clay company, of California, is a native of Youngstown, ohio, son of the late Dr. Theodatus and Sylvia (Flower) Garlick, and was born June 7, 1836. He was educated at the schools of Youngstown, the Western Reserve Medical college, of Cleveland and the university of Buffalo, N.Y. After graduating the doctor gave two years to his profession as an assistent surgeon in the Cleveland Marine hospital, he next speculated in land in the Lake Superior country, and from 1865 to 1870, made quite a success as an oil producer in Pennsylvania. Associated with Mr. H. D. Sizer, of Cleveland, he in 1870 established the Calumet Fire Clay works, at Elliottsville, and in 1878 joined with him in the incorporation of the same, H. D. Sizer, S. B. Goucher, W. B. Goucher, Frank Bowles and Samuel McAdoo. In 1887 he embarked in the gold mining business in Shasta county, California, and there spends much of his time. Dr. Garlick was married in Toledo, Ohio, August 29, 1865, to Miss Lucy R., the accomplished daughter of P. H. Blake, Esq. Mrs. Garlick died in 1873, leaving one son, Theodatus A., now the general agent of the Calumet company, at Louisville, Ky. The snior Dr. Garlick died in 1884, at the age of seventy-nine years and nine months; his wife died when his son, the subject of this sketch was but five years old. The old gentleman was a man of marked ability and possessed of many distinguished accomplishments. In the first experience ever made in the art of daguerreotyping he divided the honor with the immortal Morse, and in the artificial propagation of fish he was the pioneer. In addition to being one of the most skillful of surgeons, he was an artist of no mean rank. His wax models of some of the most distinguished men in the nation attracted wide attention, and are today held in high esteem by connoisseurs in the higher order of fine art.

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