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Biographical Sketch of Chalmer G. Geodes

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Geodes, Chalmer G.; sheet metal contractor; born, Liberty, Trumbull County, O., Dec. 25, 1871; son of James and Minerva McGeehon Geddes; district school education, Troy, Geauga County, O.; married, Cleveland, March 8, 1899, Lilon A. Bliss; two daughters, Helen and Hazel; learned the machinist trade at the Warner & Swasey Co., and for seven years followed the sheet metal branch of the trade; in 1900, formed a partnership with C. R. Bliss, con-ducting a general hardware store at Burton, O.; in the fall of 1903, moved their business to Glenville, O., and engaged in the furnace and sheet metal business; in 1911, sold out the hardware business, and Mr. Bliss retired; Mr. Geddes is now running the sheet metal business, has also done some real estate business; built the first four-family apartment house in Glenville; on the official board of the Glenville Christian Church for ten years, and a trustee for five years; his mother died when he was 4 years old and he was raised on a farm in Geauga county and came to Cleveland when he was 17.


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