Biography of S. Olin Johnson
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JOHNSON, S. Olin, president Penberthy Injector Co.; born, Westfield, Mass., June 15, 1847; son of Philo J. and Eliza (English) Johnson; educated in public schools of New York City; married at Brooklyn, N. Y., 1873, Lilla L. Sturtevant; 4 children: Homer S., Alice J., Claire Olin (Mrs. Elmer Staples, of Wycliffe, B. C.), Charles B. Began active career in employ of firm of William B. Kittredge & Co., New York, manufacturers of tobacco; became connected with E. I. Horseman, toy manufacturer, 1871, and after the second year acquired an interest in the business, continuing until 1877, when he removed to Colorado on account of health; located in Detroit, 1884, and was manager of the Detroit Knitting and Corset Works until the business was sold to the Schilling Corset Co.; organized, with others, in 1886, the enberthy Injector Co., of which was elected treasurer and general manager, and since 1892 has acted as president of the company, which maintains the largest factory of the kind in the world, the business extending to all countries of the globe. Mason, Knight Templar, Shriner. Member Detroit Board of Commerce. First president Brass Manufacturers' Association; on amalgamation of metal trades, forming the Employers' Association, was chosen vice president of that organization. Republican. Unitarian. Recreations: golf, trout fishing. Clubs: Detroit, Detroit Golf, Old, Country, Rainbow Trout. Office: Penberthy Injector Co. Residence: 56 Rowena St.

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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