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Biographical Sketch of Alexander Winton

Winton, Alexander; pres. the Winton. Motor Carriage Co.; born, Scotland, June 20, 1860; educated in the common schools of Scotland; began career in the Clyde Ship Yards in 1873; in 1878 came to the United States, locating in New York City; came to Cleveland in 1885 as supt. the Phoenix Iron Works; three years later formed partnership with Thomas Henderson in the manufacture of bicycles; organized the Winton Bicycle Co.; director in the company; organized the present company, serving as pres.; life member Boston Yacht Club; member Lakewood Yacht, Clifton and Civil Engineers Clubs, and Chicago and Cleveland Automobile Associations; member Congregational...

Biographical Sketch of J. C. Winton

J. C. Winton, a well-known citizen of Manchester, was born in Coffee County, Tennessee on July 16, 1856. He is the son of John and Martha (Layne) Winton, both natives of Tennessee, the latter born about 1830. Engaged in mercantile trade at Hillstore before marriage, the elder Winton then became a successful farmer. He was a democrat. Our subject, after receiving a good education, was engaged in farming, when in 1880 he entered the firm of Wooton & Hickerson, Manchester, which two years later became Wooton & Winton, our subject owning a third interest. They do a business of about $45,000 annually. March 7, 1883, he married Blanche, born in 1863, in Coffee County, daughter of Mayor P. C. Isabell of Manchester. Their children, Clark, Wooton and Edwin, are four, three, and one year old respectively. Politically he is a democrat, and his wife is a member of the Christian...

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