Biography of Harry S. Ayers
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AYERS, Harry S., coal and coke mine representative; born, Dexter, Mich., Mar. 31, 1870; son of William H. and Ellen C. (Hawks) Ayers; educated in public schools of Dexter and at Detroit Business University, graduating, 1890; married, at Pinckney, Mich., Apr. 12, 1893, Musa C. Nash; four children: Caroline C., Marquis H., Edward B., Roy Nelson. Began active career as stenographer for Henry Stephens & Co., lumber manufacturers, Detroit, Sept. 1, 1890; later acted in same capacity for Williams, Davis, Brooks & Co., and with the Globe Furniture Co., Walkerville, Ont., Can., 1892-95; became connected with Michigan Brass and Iron Works, 1895, and continued for five years, the last two years as secretary; was in employ of O. W. Shipman Coal Co. for about two years; engaged in wholesale and retail coal and coke business for self until 1906 and as member firm of Ayers & Chase, June, 1906-March 1, 1913; Mr. Chase then retired from firm and Walter E. Lang succeeded him, firm name since March 1, 1913, being Ayers & Lang; also director Bossardet Yacht & Engine Co. Methodist. Member Detroit Board of Commerce. Member Order of Kokoal, Illinois Commercial Travelers' Association. Member Palestine Lodge, A. F. & A. M. Recreations: automobiling, fishing and hunting. Office: 1917-1918 Dime Savings Bank Bldg. Residence: 1101 Cass Avenue.

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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