Smith, William Grant; railway express business; born, Fox Lake, Wis., Aug. 24, 1861; son of Lewis and Fannie A. Stevens Smith; educated, public schools and Ripon College, Wisconsin; married, Medford, Mass., June 25, 1902, Martha Chapin Wilcox; one daughter, Josephine Wilcox Smith; in 1879, entered the employment of The American Express Co.; appointed supt. Wisconsin Division, 1892; same position for Michigan in 1895; asst. gen. agt. at Omaha, Neb. 1902; 2nd asst. to gen. manager, Chicago, Ill., 1903; asst. to vice pres. and gen. mgr., Chicago, Ill., 1906; mgr. Central Dept., Cleveland, 1910; member of Illinois Society, Sons of American Revolution; member Union, Automobile, and Congregational Clubs, and Chamber of Commerce, Congregational and Union League Clubs, of Chicago. Recreation: Motoring.
Biographical Sketch of William Grant Smith
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. 25 January 2015. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/ohio/biographical-sketch-of-william-grant-smith.htm - Last updated on Feb 28th, 2012
Categories: Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin
Locations: Chicago Illinois, Cleveland Ohio, Cook County IL, Cuyahoga County OH, Dodge County WI, Douglas County NE, Fond du Lac County WI, Fox Lake Wisconsin, Medford Massachusetts, Middlesex County MA, Omaha Nebraska, Ripon Wisconsin
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