Biography of George N. Fell
Lucas County, OH Biographies

George N. Fell, a member of the firm of Fell & Schaal, leading attorneys of Toledo, with offices in the Nicholas building, has engaged in the practice of law for the past twenty four years and is recognized as a man of high professional attainments. He is one of Toledo's native sons, his birth having occurred July 15, 1871, and his parents were Nicholas and Anna (Setz) Fell, both natives of Germany, the former born in the duchy of Luxemburg and the latter in the province of Bavaria. His parents came to the United States in 1860, settling in Toledo, where the father engaged in railroad work. He is still living, at the age of eighty six. The mother passed away in 1920. In their family were six children, of whom three survive Katherine M., Anna F. and George N. May R. died in August, 1922.

In the acquirement of an education George N. Fell attended the parochial schools and St. Mary's Academy, afterward entering the law department of the University of Michigan, from which he was graduated in 1898, with the LL. B. degree. He began practice in the office of Hurd, Brumbach & Thatcher, with whom he was associated for a year, and then joined A. F. Connolly, their interests being conducted under the style of Fell & Connolly. In 1906 he formed a law partnership with Frederick C. Schaal; a partnership that has been continued. They have been entrusted with important litigated interests and their clientele is a large and representative one. Mr. Fell is a man of well balanced intellect, thoroughly familiar with the principles of jurisprudence, and for a number of years has been instructor in law at St. John's College of Toledo. He has been called to public office and in 1905 was appointed assistant city solicitor, serving in that capacity for four years.

Mr. Fell was married June 26, 1907, to Miss Anna V. McDonald of Chicago, Illinois, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry McDonald. Mr. McDonald was a leading contractor of that city. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Fell: George Henry, whose birth occurred in Toledo September 28, 1909, and who is attending St. John's University; and Charles Francis, who was born in Toledo September 17, 1912, and is now a student at St. Mary's school.

The family are communicants of St. Mary's Roman Catholic church and Mr. Fell is also connected with the Knights of Columbus, of which he is a charter member, and he has taken the fourth degree in that order. He is a democrat in his political views and his professional connections are with the Toledo Bar Association, the Lucas County Bar Association, of which he has been treasurer since 1900, and the Ohio State Bar Association. Thoroughness is one of his marked characteristics and he is recognized as a man of sound judgment who never looks at a question in a superficial way but delves to the root of the matter, and has the faculty of separating and eliminating the non essential from the important elements of a case. He has demonstrated that he possesses superior qualifications as a lawyer and has won distinction in his chosen calling.

Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo

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