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dent, Mr. Calvin Wells, this church has lost one of its chief human helpers, and we, as fellow members, have been made to feel personal grief and sorrow. We rejoice in his splendid service and we count it a privilege to have been associated with him. His example will be a stimulus to us in all good works. We cherish the confident hope that he has entered into the rest that remains for the people of God, and we pledge ourselves anew to the work he loved so well, and to which he was faithful unto death.
WM. B. EDWARDS, Sec'ty Board of Trustees.
MINUTE ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH.
Mr. Calvin Wells, a member of our Board since the year 1900, departed this life on the second day of August, 1909.
Mr. Wells' work as a Trustee of the University was for the most part directed toward the development of the Observatory in which he took a great interest. His attendance upon the meetings of the Observatory Committee, of which he was a member, was regular, and he enjoyed especially the annual meeting of the Committee at the Observatory itself. Mr. Wells was a regular contributor to the current expense fund of the University and manifested a very sincere interest in its welfare.
The death of Calvin Wells is not only a grievous loss to the University, and deeply deplored by the members of this Board, but it is felt throughout our City and Commonwealth. Mr. Wells was one of Pittsburgh's most substantial citizens and in the world of affairs he was recognized as a leader. Possessing abilities of the
highest order, he did not confine his energies to business alone but was a power in both Church and State. Whatever he did, he did with all his might. Once committed to a cause he gave it most loyal and devoted service. He was a lover of God and a lover of man. He dies full of years and labors and his memory will long be cherished by those associated with him.
MINUTE ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE
ILLINOIS Zinc COMPANY. The Illinois Zinc Company was organized on the third day of February, 1870, with Calvin Wells as its first President and Treasurer. From that day to the day of his death, August 2, 1909, he had continuously been a member of the Board of Directors and President and Treasurer of the Company; and it was largely through his wisdom, as its chief executive, and to his wise counsel as a member of its Board that the little smelting concern organized with a capital of $50,000, has grown to be one of the largest zinc manufacturing companies in the country, with a capital and surplus of over $2,000,000, whose products are known throughout the entire United States.
We desire to express our appreciation of the services Calvin Wells performed in connection with, and the splendid condition in which he left this Company. We feel the great responsibility his death has placed upon us, to maintain the Illinois Zinc COMPANY in its splendid state of efficiency, and we shall use our best efforts throughout the years to come to that end.
In the death of Calvin Wells not only has this Company sustained a great loss, but from the commercial world has been removed one of its foremost figures.
It is further Resolved that we extend to the family of Mr. Wells our deepest sympathy and condolence, and that a copy of these resolutions be sent to each of his children, and that they be spread upon the minutes.
FRANK S. LAYNG,
Chairman. W. S. Clow,
MINUTE ADOPTED BY BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE
PITTSBURGH FORGE & IRON COMPANY. At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Forge & Iron Company, held August 31, 1909, the following minute was adopted:
IN MEMORIAM. It is with feelings of profound sorrow that we are called upon to record the death of Calvin Wells, which occurred on the second day of the present month. He was President of this Company for more than thirty years, and the invaluable services he rendered in that position entitle him to the grateful remembrance of
stockholder. In business affairs Mr. Wells displayed unusual ability, his judgment being sound, his foresight wonderfully accurate and his methods judicious and honorable. These qualities, joined with his indomitable will and steady perseverance, brought success to every enterprise in which he embarked. As a man he endeared himself to every one with whom he came into close relationship. Those who knew him best loved and respected him most. He was unselfish, sympathetic, the soul of honor, charitable, broad minded and most loyal to his friends. He was a christian gentleman of the very highest type. His death can only be regarded as a great calamity which has befallen this Company, his family, his friends and the entire community.
To his family we extend our heartfelt sympathy.
OGDEN M. EDWARDS,
MINUTE ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE
Press COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA, PA. The Directors of The Press Company record with sorrow to-day the death at Pittsburg, August 2, of Calvin Wells, for thirty years the chief proprietor of The Press. The growth, records, books and minutes of this property and corporation carry their own full history of his ownership in one, his long service as President in the other and his direction of both. He was for thirty years in control.
Through all this span, covering a generation of active ownership and control, he was the central force of a great newspaper, known to all the land. He gave to this enterprise from his fiftieth to his eightieth year, his capital, his energy, his business acumen, his profound sagacity and his capacity for the leadership and direction of men. He found The Press little more than a franchise, a mere shell, and he left it a great newspaper. These things are known to the world. They are part of the record of the calling with which he was associated.
His fellow-workers, bound to him by every tie, know the man. Through all the years of close and intimate association, day by day, in the stress of business, the struggle of establishing a far-reaching enterprise and its long management, the Directors of this Company have seen him under every test that active life brings. They
have known him just, generous, patient, far-seeing, full of consideration for others, unassuming, unaware of his own great powers, daily recognizing the ability of others, unselfishly supplementing, guiding, strengthening, stimulating and fostering their powers. No man met him but felt and knew his stainless integrity. No man worked for him or with him, but had a deepening affection and admiration for him. All he had, he used, as those do who faithfully discharge a trust. All who labored with him trusted him in all the relations of life, large and small. He never disappointed any man, and every man associated with him in this enterprise was the better for knowing him, treasures his memory, held his friendship precious and had for him a loyal regard only awakened by those who have not only capacity themselves but the capacity for awakening the best in a man, be his work
what it may
In grief for his going, in sorrow for the loss of one valued in the inner and outer relations of life and in gratitude too for the privilege of knowing him and serving with him, the Directors of The Press Company enter this minute on their record.
John B. TOWNSEND,