Biography of William C. Downey
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





WILLIAM C. DOWNEY, of P. P. Mast & Co., manufacturers, Springfield; is a native of Virginia, born in 1835; came to Ohio when a young man, and became a resident of Springfield in 1855; he connected himself with the firm of Thomas & Mast in 1862, having charge of the outside trade, doing the entire traveling business until the growth required additional help, and he now has general supervision of this department in the South and Southwest trade. Mr. Downey began business for himself as a clothing merchant; subsequently became a traveling salesman, in which capacity he developed those peculiar qualities and acquired the varied business knowledge which enters into the make up of a successful business man, and thus laid the foundation for the successful career which he has thus far, had in connection with Thomas & Mast, and also as member of the firm of P. P. Mast & Co., organized in 1871.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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