Biography of Francis X. Brabant
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BRABANT, Francis X., manufacturer; born, Clayton, Jefferson Co., N. Y., June 23, 1859; son of Hyacinth and Bibieaunt (Duval) Brabant; educated in public schools of Clayton and Wallaceburg, Ont., Can.; married, June 3, 1891, Margaret M. Johnson, of Wallaceburg. Began active career as grocer's clerk, Wallaceburg, later engaging in grocery business on own account for four years; moved to Toronto and continued in business there one year; came to Michigan, 1889, and for three years was in retail grocery business at Newbury; located in Detroit and was connected with grocery business until he organized the Standard Brass Works, of which was secre tary and treasurer; disposed of his interests and retired for about one year; organized the Standard Brass Manufacturing Co., of Windsor, Out., Can.; returned to Detroit and in Sept., 1911, formed the Michigan Brass & Foundry Co., of which has since been president and manager. Republican. Catholic. Member Knights of Columbus. Office: 1218-22 Hastings St. Residence: 979 Lawton 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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