Biography of James W. Ailes
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AILES, James W., insurance; born, Alliance, O., April 22, 1858; son of Amos and Mary A. (Allman) Ailes; was the first graduate of Alliance High School, June, 1874; married, at Brampton, Ont., June 11, 1879, Frances H. Bradley; one son: Edgar R. Began as a representative of Teal & Sargent, photographers' supplies, Cleveland, continuing, 1875-7; removed to Detroit, Jan. 1, 1877; associated with C. D. Widman & Co., manufacturers of furniture, and president of the company until 1910; manager special risk department Detroit Insurance Agency until 1912. Member Detroit Board of Commerce. Mason, K. T. Republican. Methodist. Recreation: fishing. Office: 1104 Dime Savings Bank Bldg. Residence: The Carola Apts., 42 Watson St.

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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