Aborn, Willard Grant; manufacturer; born Wakefield, Mass., Sept. 23, 1870; son of George W. and Mary Frances Pennel Aborn; educated Wakefield High School; Academy at Monson, Mass.; graduated from Dartmouth College in 1893, degree of A. B., and A. M. in 1896; married, Chicago, Ill., Sept. 23, 1896, Miss Florence Louise Higgins; issue, one daughter Mary Louise and one son John Russell; spent summer vacations during college education working at engineering on water work construction; spent two yrs. in that line of work after graduation; in summer of 1895 worked for Spaulding-Pepper Tire Co., of Chicopee Falls, Mass., 1896, sec’y for J. C. Pearson, Boston, mfg. cement coated nails; in 1896 be-came supt. of the factory; has worked up in the business, pres. the Lake Erie Nail & Supply Co., of Cleveland; The Grant Nail & Supply Co., of Boston, and the United States Timber Co., of Cleveland; member Chamber of Commerce and Builders Exchange; in Masonry has taken the degrees of Salem Commander K. T. and Al Koran Temple of the Mystic Shrine; member Hermit, Euclid, and Athletic Clubs, Cleveland; University Club, Boston; vice pres. The Dartmouth Club of Northern Ohio; Trustee Tucker Fund of Dartmouth College; member National Geographical Society.
Biographical Sketch of Willard Grant Aborn
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. 28 July 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/ohio/biographical-sketch-of-willard-grant-aborn.htm - Last updated on Mar 16th, 2012
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