Biography of John W. Chester
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CHESTER, John Webb, retired; born, Detroit, Dec. 24, 1842; son of John and Catherine Marie (Merell) Chester; prepared for college in Dr. Soldan's private school; A.B., Hobart College, Geneva, N. Y., 1864, M.A., 1868; married at Pass Christian, Miss., Nov. 12, 1891, Mary Wilson Finley; two daughters: Catharine M., Isabel B. F. Acted as assistant bookkeeper for T. H. & J. Hinchman, 1864-66; in general store, Jonesboro, Ill., 1866-67; assistant bookkeeper T. H. Hinchman & Sons, fall of 1867, and later in charge city department of the wholesale department of the firm; became bookkeeper in agency Mutual Life Insurance Co., 1873, and solicitor, 1884-94; in investment business, 1894-1912, since retired. Episcopalian. Member Sigma Phi. Club: Detroit Boat. Recreations: outdoor sports. Residence: 31 Eliot St.

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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