Biography of Berton A. Aikens
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AIKENS, Berton Allen, railway purchasing agent; born, Hartford, Vt., Aug. 25, 1869; son of Joseph Parkhurst and Mary J. (Ruas) Aikens; educated in public schools; married, May 28, 1895, Marian E. Gallagher, of St. Albans, Vt.; one son: Berton Allen, Jr. Entered railway service with Central Vermont R. R. April 1, 1889; appointed clerk in office of purchasing agent, Rutland R. R., April 1, 1899; later chief clerk, assistant storekeeper and on Feb. 1, 1905, was made purchasing agent; resigned July 1, 1912, to become purchasing agent Michigan Central Railway; also general tie agent same road, and the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern, Lake Erie & Western, Lake . Erie, Alliance & Wheeling, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis, Peoria & Eastern, . Cincinnati Northern, Toledo & o Central, Zanesville & Western and Chicago, Indiana & Southern roads. Protestant. Mason (Knight Templar and Shriner). Club: Detroit Transportation. Office: Michigan Central R. R. Co. Residence: 65 Marston Ct.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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