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Biographical Sketch of George R. Canfield
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Canfield, George R.; oil business; born, Mantua, O., Dec. 1, 1857; son of George W. and Jannette L. Merryfield Canfield; education, country and Cleveland public schools; married, Cleveland, Nov. 11, 1879, Ella M. Summonds; issue, Charles H. Grace Brewster, Gilbert B.; first wife died 1884; married, Oct. 19, 1887, Mrs. Lucy E. Long (nee Quayle); 1877, began work as clerk for The Republic Refining Co.; became supt. of plant, which was later absorbed by The Standard Oil Co.; remained with firm as supt. until 1887; organized The Canfield Oil Co.; pres. The Canfield Oil Co. and The Canfield Realty Co.; pres. The Chester Realty Co.; vice pres. The Columbia Savings & Loan Co.; pres. The Canfield Tank Lines; vice. pres. The South End Realty Co.; member Newburg Lodge, No. 379, Baker Chapter, Holyrood Commandery, Knights Templars; member Euclid Club. Favorite recreations: Reading and Motoring.
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