Biographical Sketch of Adrian Dwight Joyce

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Joyce, Adrian Dwight; Sherwin-Williams Co., mgr.; born, Sumner, Ia., Nov. 18, 1872; son of M. H. and Anne Hotham Joyce; educated, Olivet College and University of Michigan; married, Stafford, N. Y., June 9, 1879, Anna Page; issue, Marion, born March 11, 1898, Dwight, born May 31, 1900, Dorothy, born Jan. 27, 1902, Phyllis, born July 23, 1909; lived on a farm until he was 17 years old; taught country school, after leaving home; also village school for three years, unable to finish college course because of poor health; went into the wholesale hay and grain business in Memphis, Mich., in 1898; sold out, and went to work for Swift & Co., of Chicago, developing one of their auxiliary departments; on Nov. 1, 1902, entered the employ of The Sherwin-Williams Co., as traveling salesman in Michigan; in 1904, he left the company and became sec’y of the American Wood Rim Co., at Onaway, Mich.; after a short time returned to The Sherwin-Williams Co., to become mgr. of the large City Sales Department; in 1905, made sales mgr. of The Southwestern Division of the Company, with head-quarters in Kansas City, Mo.; 1906, made district mgr., having charge of branches in Omaha, Kansas City and Dallas; in 1909, made asst. gem mgr. of the Company, with headquarters in Cleveland; 1910, made general mgr., with entire supervision of Distribution and Sales Departments; vice pres. Detroit White Lead Works; vice pres. Detroit Paint & Glass Co.; director Lawrence Paint Co.; vice pres. The Sherwin-Williams Co. of Massachusetts; vice pres. same Company of Texas; member Union, Country, Mayfield, and Athletic Clubs; fond of motoring, Golf and Fishing.

MLA Source Citation:

The Book of Clevelanders: A Biographical Dictionary of Living Men of the City of Cleveland. Burrows Book Company. 1914. Web. 27 January 2015. - Last updated on Mar 6th, 2012

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