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Biographical Sketch of Harley Brownell Gibbs
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Gibbs, Harley Brownell; banker; born in Milan, Erie County, O., March 13, 1849; son of Edward Hanford and Maria Louise Brownell Gibbs; early education in Milan, O.; married, Hudson, Oct. 24, 1878, Miss Emma Johnson; Mrs. Gibbs died in 1894; when 16 years of age, went to work in a grain and commission house in Chicago, Ill.; there six years; came to Cleveland in 1871; served as bookkeeper for the King Bridge Co. until 1875, then elected sec ‘y, and in 1887, became treas. of the Company; resigned in 1907, but still a director of the Company; organized the Lake Shore Banking Co. in 1890; vice pres. of the bank; director the Manly Driving Co., New York; Mason, Tyrian Lodge, F. & A. M., Oriental Commandery, K. P., Lake Erie Consistory S. P. R. S., Al Koran Temple A. A. O. N. M. S.; member Union, Roadside, and Euclid Clubs, The New England Society of Cleveland, Union League Club of Chicago, and the Ohio Society of New York.
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