Biography of Joseph Boyer
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BOYER, Joseph, president Burroughs Adding Machine Co.; born, Canada, 1848; married at St. Louis, Mo., Clara A. Libby; eight children: George W. (deceased), Frank H., C. Pearl (Mrs. H. E. Candler), Myrion L., Ruby C. (Mrs. W. A. C. Miller), Lotta E. (Mrs. Standish Backus), Gertrude (Mrs. Frederick S. Stearns), Joseph, Jr. Learned machinists' trade early in life and followed it in St. Louis, Mo., for thirty one years; inventor of the first successful pneumatic hammer, such as is used for riveting in steel constructed buildings, steamships and boilers; associated with William S. Burroughs in the construction of the first Burroughs adding machine, the work being performed in his shop; has been actively identified with the construction and distribution of the machines since the beginning, and has been at the head of the company since 1902 (plant removed from St. Louis to Detroit in 1904). Member Detroit Board of Commerce. Clubs: Detroit, Country, Old Club, Detroit Athletic, Turtle Lake, North Channel Fishing Club. Recreations: fishing, hunting and motoring. Office: cor. Second and Burroughs Ayes. Residence: 637 Woodward 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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