The city of Grand Rapids, manufacturing advantages commercial importance; sketches of the principal industries and business houses

 
9781130576665: The city of Grand Rapids, manufacturing advantages commercial importance; sketches of the principal industries and business houses

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 Excerpt: ...harrowing at such a time. Mr. Durfee is a man of most sterling integrity and honor, respected and esteemed by" the entire community, and takes a conspicuous position among those who have contributed their time and energies toward the advancement of the city. He is a member of the executive committee of the International Funeral Directors' Association, having held that position since the organization of the association, and is also an active member of the State association, being the prime mover in the organization of the same. He was its first President, and was re-elected to the office for a second term, while largely to his efforts was due the organization of the National Funeral Directors' Association. The firm's establishment is not only the largest and best appointed in the city, but is not excelled in all Michigan, and every portion of the business receives the most careful attention; provisions including all the most modern approved ALLEN DURFEE. accessories. The character of Mr. Durfee is so well known as above the least iota of reproach, that a further comment would be but supererogatory, and his efficient associate, Mr. Leavenworth, has gained the esteem and respect of the community by his ability and integrity--a young man well worthy of his preferment. Arthur Wood--Manufacturer of buggies, carriages, carts, and sleighs, 33, 35 and 37 Waterloo street. This enterprise is to be recorded not only as one of the pioneer ventures in its line, as connected with the manufacturing industries of the Valley City, but also as one of the leading and most important of the sort at the present day, having grown with the city's growth and prospered with the city's prosperity, the business having reached an average aggregate of $50,000 per annum. Mr. Wood lai...

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