Biography of Charles C. Jenks
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JENKS, Charles Carleton, banker, manufacturer; born at St. Clair, Mich., Aug. 24, 1854; son of B. W. and Sarah (Carleton) Jenks; educated in St. Clair High School and at academy, Fort Edward, N. Y.; married at Detroit, Nov. 5, 1879, Christine Strachan; children: Irene S., Eloise E. Removed to Detroit, 1875, and became connected with the Wyandotte Rolling Mills as bookkeeper; later acted as salesman for the mills and with successor, the Eureka Iron Co.; was identified with the wholesale hardware business as member of the firm of Fletcher, Jenks & Co., 1884-94; assisted, 1894, in organizing the Jenks & Muir Manufacturing Co., manufacturers of iron and brass bedsteads, etc., and has since been president of the company. President Newland Hat Co., and of the Commercial and Savings Bank, St. Clair, Mich.; president Michigan Savings Bank and Security Trust Co. Republican. Protestant. Member Detroit Board of Commerce. Clubs: Detroit, Detroit Country, Detroit Athletic. Office: 1441 Hastings St. Residence: 472 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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