BARBOUR, William Tefft, president Detroit Stove Works; born, Detroit, Apr. 4, 1877; son of Edwin S. and Ella
(Tefft) Barbour; graduate Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., 1895; married at Detroit, June 10, 1902, Margaret Chittenden;
four children: Irene T., Ella C., William T., Jr., Alpheus W. Began active career, 1895, as purchasing agent of
the Detroit Stove Works, became vice president and has been president of the company since 1897. Also president
Bloomfield Hills Seminary, Birmingham, Mich.; vice president Detroit Manufacturers' Railroad; director People's
State Bank, Detroit Fire & Marine Insurance Co., Woodlawn Cemetery Association, Security Trust Co. (advisory
committee), Children's Free Hospital (advisory committee); trustee Grace Hospital. Member Detroit Board of Commerce.
Clubs: Detroit, Detroit Athletic, Detroit Racquet and Curling, Yondotega, Country, Bloomfield Hills Country, Detroit
Boat, Automobile, and Pointe Mouillee Shooting. Recreations: shooting, fishing and raising of Guernsey cattle.
Office: 1320-1360 Jefferson Ave. Sunmer Residence: Birmingham, Mich.
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
Wayne County, Michigan Biographies
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