Humphrey, David H.; gen. mgr. The Humphrey Co.; born, Townsend, O., June 5, 1855; son of Dudley and Mabel Truman Fay Humphrey; educated in the district schools; spent years in farming and was engaged in business with his brothers before coming to Cleveland; since coming to the city has spent his time in developing the business of The Humphrey Co., and has had a large part in the remarkable success of the enterprise; his father came to Ohio in 1835, from Goshen, Conn., his birthplace; he located in Parma, O.; was engaged with his brother in the lumber business; he removed to Townsend, Huron county, where he purchased a large tract of land and engaged in the saw mill business, erecting over forty saw mills in the western States; he was the inventor and patentee of the woven wire and picket fence, which was patented in 1867. Recreation: Reading and a student of Philosophy.
Biographical Sketch of David H. Humphrey
MLA Source Citation:The Book of Clevelanders: A Biographical Dictionary of Living Men of the City of Cleveland. Burrows Book Company. 1914. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 21 August 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/ohio/biographical-sketch-of-david-h-humphrey.htm - Last updated on Mar 6th, 2012
Contribute to the Conversation!
Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.
You must be logged in to post a comment.