Biography of Alexander A. Boutell
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BOUTELL, Alexander A., president Detroit Graphite Manufacturing Co.; born, Avoca, N. Y., Jan. 13, 1840; son of Samuel and Caroline (Bilisen) Boutell; educated in common schools and high schools of Milford and Ypsilanti, Mich.; married at Ypsilanti, July 20, 1868, Harriet J. Carpenter (deceased); one daughter, Alice M. Began active career in Detroit as bookkeeper for Mowry & Co., tobacconists, 1867; acted as executor of estate of J. Mowry, 1871-74; in banking business with Bowen & McGowan, Coldwater, Mich., 1874-76; in empioy of Walker McGraw Co., Detroit, 1876-78; became secretary treasurer Globe Tobacco Co., Windsor, Out., 1878, and was secretary, treasurer and manager of the company at Detroit, 1880-92 (resigned); was for four years secretary of the Detroit Chamber of Commerce; began manufacture of paints, 1892, as the Detroit Graphite Manufacturing Co., of which is president. Enlisted in First Michigan Lancers, fall of 1861. Member Detroit Board of Commerce. Republican. Episcopalian. Clubs: Detroit, Old. Recreation: traveling. Office: 10 Twelfth St. Residence: 827 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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