Biography of Newton D. Backus
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BACKUS, Newton D.; born, Jefferson Co., N. Y., July 10, 1853; son of Absalom, Jr., and Sarah E. (Stevens) Backus; educated in district schools of Jefferson Co. and public schools of Detroit; married, at Detroit, Nov., 1877, Lillie E. Farrell. Began active career at 18 years of age, in lumber business with his father; engaged in lumber business and in manufacture of Backus woven boxes, under title of A. Backus, Jr., & Sons (incorporated, 1885), of which he is secretary and treasurer. Republican. Club: Rushmore. Office: 393 Lafayette Boul. Residence: 739 Second Ave.

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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