Biography of Charles Bovenship, Jr.
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BOVENSHIP, Charles, Jr., manufacturer; born, Essen, Germany, Feb. 28, 1871; son of Charles and Emma (Wachholder) Bovensiep; began education in schools of Germany; came to America, 1882; attended public schools, Detroit; student private architectural school; married, June 4, 1895, Catherine Hack, of Detroit. Started with E. T. Barnum Wire & Iron Works, 1887, continuing until Jan., 1902; formed partnership with E. M. Clark, Jan., 1902, under name of The Vulcan Co., making general line of architectural metal work; withdrew from firm Jan., 1911, going in business alone designing and manufacturing Standard Bronze Work for mausoleums and memorials exclusively under the name of the Detroit Mausoleum Equipment Works; also director Cadillac Theatre Co. Republican. Member Social Turn Verein. Club: Harmonie. Recreation: outdoor sports. Office: 179 Fort St. W. Residence: 823 E. Grand Boul.

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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