Biography of William J. Chittenden
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CHITTENDEN, William J., manufacturer.; born, Adams, N. Y., Apr. 28, 1835; son of Thomas C. and Nancy (Benton) Chittenden; educated at institute, Watertown, N. Y.; married at Detroit, Jan. 18, 1866, Irene Williams (died, 1907); four children: Alpheus Williams, Mary (Mrs. H. L. Newman, of New Mexico), William J., Jr., Margaret C. (Mrs. William T. Barbour), Came to Detroit, 1853, acted as clerk in dry goods store for three years, and later was connected with the postoffice; was office man at Russell House, 1858-64; associated with C. S. Witbeck under style of Witbeck & Chittenden, proprietors and managers of the hotel until death of Mr. Witbeak, 1882, when became sole proprietor, the house being famous as one of the leading hotels of the country. President Michigan Wire Cloth Co., Michigan Wire and Iron Works. Director First National Bank; president Hargreaves Manufacturing Co. Mason (320), Knight Templar, Shriner. Clubs: Detroit, Fellowcraft, Bloomfield Hills Country (director). Office: Dime Savings Bank Bldg. Residence: Brae-Burn, Birmingham, Mich.

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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