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Comey, George P.; manufacturer; born, Brooklyn, N. Y., April 21, 1858; son of George P. and Clara Dean Comey; educated, Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and Connecticut Literary Institute, at Suffield, Conn.; married, Hinsdale, Mass., June 29, 1881, Miss Nannie J. Gill; issue, seven children, Clara M., Florence L., George Lawrence, Frederick Harlan, Ralph, Harold and Robert; business career with his father and uncle in New York City, in the manufacture of ladies’ hats and straw goods for two years, came to Cleveland in 1880, and engaged in the same business with J. G. Pettee & Co.; after three years bought Mr. Pettee’s interest, and organized the firm of Comey & Johnson; Mr. Johnson died in 1905, and the firm was re-incorporated; pres. the Comey & Johnson Co., pioneer firm in Cleveland in the manufacture of women’s straw and felt hats, and one of the largest firms of its kind in the U. S.; director The First National Bank; vice pres. The American Artificial Silk Co.; member Union, Euclid and Automobile Clubs.

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