The Little Cities Archive

Shawnee, Ohio


Posted by JRW on April 11, 2011

from the

Brick and clay record

,Volumes 6-7 (Google eBook)

Windsor and Kenfield [etc.] 1894-19, 1897




Was born at Bellefontaine, O., in 1857. In 1863 he moved to Lexington, 11l., where his father engaged in mercantile business. In 1878 he was taken into partnership with his father in the business. In 1882 he engaged in the brick and drain tile business, and from that time on has been actively engaged in clay working industries. In 1888 he was elected secretary of the Illinois Brick & Tile Association, which office he now holds. During the World’s Fair in 1893 he was secretary of the executive committee of the Illinois Brick & Tile Association, and had charge of the state exhibit. In 1890 he began traveling for a Michigan Clay Machinery Company, and in 1892 took charge of the Grant Park Brick & Tile Company Works at Grant Park, 11l. In the spring of 1895 he became associated with the Frey-Sheckler Company in various capacities, as engineer, making clay-working tools and appliances and general construction work. In June 1883 he associated himself with Haydenville Mining & Mfg. Co., as superintendent of their plant at Haydenville, O., and continued with them as superintendent of manufacture until 1890. In that year he constructed a plant for the Logan Fire Clay Co., of Logan, O., and remained with that company as general manager until 1895, when he entered the service of the Frey-Sheckler Co., in the capacity of traveling sales agent, continuing with the American Clay-Working Machinery Company to the present time.



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