Biographical Sketch of George Wellington Mercer

Mercer, George Wellington; florist and decorator; born, Toronto, Canada, 1872; son of Albert and Eliza Bye Mercer; educated in public schools of Ontario, Canada; come to United States in 1888; three years with J. F. Sullivan, florist, Detroit; two years with J. H. Rebstock, florist, Buffalo; then came to Cleveland; two years with J. M.



Biographical Sketch of Phillip James Pickett

Pickett, Phillip James; plumbing business; born, Buffalo, June 18, 1866; son of Michael and B. Elizabeth Rogers Pickett; educated, Cleveland public schools and St. Joseph’s College; at the age of 17, left college to learn the plumber’s trade; served four years as an apprentice; traveled through the United States, working as a journeyman plumber; at



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