Biography of Mell Barnes
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BARNES, Mell, business man; born, Quincy, Mich., Nov. 16, 1861; son of Walton J. and Emily A. (Mudge) Barnes; educated in High School, Quincy; married Quincy, Mich., June 2, 1886, Jessie O. Wilbur; two children: Walter J., Harry W. Began active career as teller of First National Bank, Quincy, 1819, and continued three years; bookkeeper in hardware store, Boone, Ia., 1882-83; teller, First National Bank, Larimore, N. D., 1884; organized the Farmers' & Merchants' Bank, Milan, Mich., and was manager same, 1885-95; started the Stimpson Computing Scale Co. at Tecumseh, Mich., 1894; removed factory to Elkhart, Ind., and continued manufacturing there until 1904; then moved factory to Detroit and united with W. F. Stimpson Co.; now secretary, treasurer and general manager Detroit Automatic Scale Co., and W. F. Stimpson Co.; vice president Blau Gas Co. of Mich; director Quincy State Bank. Republican. Unitarian. Mason (Lodge, Chapter, Commandery and Moslem Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S.). Clubs: Fellowcraft, Detroit Golf. Recreations: golf, fishing and hunting. Office: 400 Gratiot Ave. Residence: 76 Putnam Ave., Detroit. Summer Residence: Quincy, Mich.

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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