Representative Men - Spokane Falls Surnames B-C


Cyrus Bradley
Mr. Bradley is one of the owners of that beautiful and charming spot known as Dennis & Bradley's addition. Many of the handsome and imposing residences and apartment houses which are monuments of architectural beauty and science have been erected under the personal supervision of Mr. Bradley. He is a man of few words, but his acts speak louder and more emphatically than pages which could be printed about him. to say that he is a substantial, wide-awake, energetic, honest citizen is doing him justice in but a very small degree. He has done much toward the progress and growth of Spokane Falls, and has always been willing to aid materially in everything which could be of benefit to its success. Among the latter may be mentioned his connection with the Ross Park Electric Railroad, one of the best equipped and finest in the world. In connection with his partner, Mr. G. B. Dennis, he was the originator and promoter of this excellent street railroad of which he is a Director. Mr. Bradley is a native of the State of Ohio, and was born in 1852. He has resided in Spokane Falls since 1883, and during his seven years' stay he has contributed in a large degree to the welfare of the city in general and to the largest enterprises in particular. He is honored and respected by all who have been fortunate enough to come in contact with him, either in a social or commercial way. The class of men to which Mr. Bradley belongs never fails to add strength and prosperity to any city and in a young town like Spokane Falls their influence is always doubly felt.

He has been successful in all his enterprises, and as a result ranks among the most substantial and wealthiest citizens of this city.

Dr. P.S. Byrne
Dr. P.S. Byrne sacrificed a large and very lucrative practice in Yonkers, N. Y., to concentrate all his attention and time in his real estate interests in Spokane Falls. During his residence in New York State he had become identified with Mr. John H. Lidgerwood, of New York, in the extensive property in Spokane Falls known as "Lidgerwood Park," and in conjunction with Mr. Glass they decided to make that property the choicest and healthiest residence section of this city.

Previous to his large investment he had carefully examined the possibilities and advantages of the entire Sound Country, and while convinced that any investment in the entire State of Washington would be remunerative, he yet found that no place west of the Rocky Mountains offered such unquestionable advantages to speculators and investors as Spokane Falls. His firm belief in the future prosperity of this young city was manifested by his removal with his family to Spokane Falls.

Since his residence here, he has become more enthusiastic and proclaims that nothing can hinder the immigration to , and development of this city, and that within the next five years Spokane Falls will have a population of not less than 100,000 inhabitants.

F. Lewis Clark
The farmers of this section of the country in particular, owe a debt of gratitude to F. Lewis Clark for the interest he has taken in their behalf, and for his exertions toward the development of the agricultural resources of the county adjacent to Spokane Falls. Realizing, at the very outset of his residence in this country, that the agricultural resources would become the main factor of the welfare of this city and State, Mr. Clark spent his time, money and energy in the interest of the farmers. But his public spirit did not rest there. He believed truthfully that the channels of commerce and industry should run smoothly side by side and merge into one grand stream of prosperity.

Mr. Clark was born at Bangor, Maine, June 21, 1861, and after a thorough course at Harvard University, he graduated from that institution of learning in 1882. In April of the following year he came to Washington, and in December of the same year he bought a mill site of Frederick Post. In this connection he took the initiative step toward fostering that important branch of industry, and the following year he constructed the C. & C. mill and elevator, the largest flouring mill in the Pacific Northwest. In that business he was associated with F. E. Curtis and the firm of Clark & Curtis then turned their attention to grain warehouses and established a thorough system of elevators on branch railroads centering in Spokane. The result of their steps cannot be over estimated.

The interest of the farmers were concentrated in this city and Mr. Clark worked diligently and faithfully for the benefit of the farmers. It is largely due to his energetic work with the farmers that the necessity of the Spokane & Palouse Railroad was sufficiently brought to the attention of the Northern Pacific people to induce them to construct the road. Mr. Clark is a Director in the Spokane Savings Bank, and his election as President of the Northwestern Industrial Exposition is but a fitting tribute to his work and ability. He has given his time and money liberally toward the success of this enterprise; he has sacrificed his private interests to the welfare of the Exposition; he has supervised every detail in connection with it; and he has the proud satisfaction of knowing that the high office of trust which the stockholders, and the community at large bestowed upon him was filled by him faithfully and honestly. No doubt when the doors of the Exposition have been closed the public's verdict will be, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."

Theodore Cushing 
No man stand higher in the mercantile community of Spokane Falls than Mr. Theodore Cushing, who owns the handsome and imposing bank building at the corner of Sprague and Howard streets, named after him.

Mr. Cushing was born in Rochester, N. Y. and educated at the high school in that city. For three years he held responsible positions in the offices of the Erie Railway Company, at Rochester, N. Y., and Buffalo, N. Y. His superior ability and excellent training fitted him most particularly for a more active life, and for ten years we find him as a commercial traveler for the largest Chicago wholesale grocery houses. He had been fortunate in receiving and maintaining the confidence of his employers, but he preferred to become more independent, and selected a higher field for his operations, and consequently established himself as a merchant in Iowa.

In 1883 Mr. Cushing came to the Pacific coast, and for several years was a merchandise broker and manufactures' agent in Portland, Oregon, where he established for himself an enviable reputations. At the present time he is Pacific coast agent for not less than twelve of the largest eastern manufacturing establishments, and is also a Director in the Washington National bank, and the Washington Savings Bank of Spokane Falls.

Mr. Cushing is looked upon as one of the most progressive and substantial citizens of which this young city can point with pride, and no enterprise tending to be of benefit to the development and progression of this city has ever applied to him in vain for this moral and financial support.

He is the owner of some of the handsomest residences in Spokane Falls.

Horace L. Cutter
As a financier, in the fullest sense that word implies, Horace L. Cutter has few equals, and few, if any, superiors. He is one of the best authorities on the banking system in this State; and the judicious and conservative manner in which he has guided the interests of the First National Bank, of which he is the cashier, a Director, and one of its largest stockholders, is sufficient proof of his executive ability.

Mr. Cutter was born in Cleveland, Ohio, where his father moved when that prosperous town had a population of only 200, and he lived to see the number of inhabitants increase to 160,000. Mr. Cutter's father accumulated a fortune in the commission and real estate business. The subject of this sketch, after completing his education commenced his career in business as a clerk in the Merchants' National Bank, of Cleveland, of which his brother was cashier; and by his own ability and perseverance he soon arose to the responsible position of paying teller. His reputation as an honest, conscientious and reliable banker was so well established in a short period that he was offered, and accepted, the position of receiving and paying teller in the Ohio National Bank. At this time the close attention which he had paid to his duties had impaired his health and he was obliged to sever his connections with the banking institution, so he decided to take a vacation and visited the hills of Colorado.

After a year's sojourn in the mountains he regained his health, and while in San Francisco, en route to Japan, he met a friend who had known him in Cleveland, and who induced him to return to his career of usefulness; and for the next ten years he remained in California, being connected during that time with some of the largest banking institutions in the Golden State.

In 1882 he came to Spokane Falls and at once organized the First National Bank. Subsequently he was induced by California capitalists to establish a bank at Seattle, which is now known as the Puget Sound National Bank, of which they tendered him the management but he declined the honor. Mr. Cutter has done much to place the reputation of Spokane Falls, as a commercial and financial center, on a solid basis. He was the fist President of the Washington Bankers' Association; organized the Spokane Savings Bank, of which he is the President; is a Director of the Citizens' National Bank, and of the Spokane & Eastern Trust Company; he is also a Director in the Electric Light Company; Director and Trustee of the Phonograph-Graphaphone Company, Trustee and owner in the Cable Railroad Company, also a part owner of the South Side Railway, and a prominent member of the Board of Trade. Mr. Cutter has accumulated considerable real estate here and is among the wealthiest men in the city. Mr. Cutter, by his extremely genial manners, has surrounded himself by a large number of friends, while in business life he never turns a deaf ear to any one who seeks his advice or aid.

Kirtland K. Cutter
The hand of K. K. Cutter has designed many of the handsome residences and substantial business blocks in Spokane Falls. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on the 20th of August, 1860, and received his education there at Brooks' Military Academy. For five years he devoted his time to the study of art and architecture in the principal cities of America and Europe. The Knowledge in these branches received there enabled him to accomplish much in the artistic and architectural sphere.

In 1886 he came to Spokane Falls and held a position in the First National Bank until one year subsequent, when he established himself as an architect. The artistic taste displayed in many of the luxurious homes of our millionaires is due to his superior talent. Some of the interior decorations of the homes of our residents as illustrated in this souvenir were designed by him.

Spokane Falls and its Exposition. The City of Spokane Falls and its Tributary Resources. Issued by the, Northwestern Industrial Exposition, Spokane Falls, Washington, October 1st to November 1st, 1890. Copyrighted, 1890, By C. W. Robinson, Manager. Matthews, Northrup & Co., Art-Printing Works. Buffalo and New York. 1890.


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