Biography of Lundus A. Hildie
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

LUNDUS ABIATHER HILDIE, vice president of the Universal Valve & Fittings Company, of Cleveland, Ohio, was born at Dresden, Ontario, July 31, 1875, son of Christopher W. and Mary (McLeod) Hildie. His parents were Canadians of Scotch ancestry and came to the United State in 1884, locating on a farm in Huron County, Michigan. Subsequently selling that place, they removed to Kingston, Tuscola County, Michigan, where Christopher W. Hildie died in 1914, at the age of seventy years. His widow is now in her eightieth year.

Lundus A. Hildie began his education in the common schools of Canada, attended a school in Michigan and finished his education in the Normal School at Bad Ax, Michigan. His home has been in Cleveland since 1895, from the time he was twenty years of age. His first employment was with the Cleveland & Buffalo Transportation Company. The work which led to his permanent business establishment began with his service in the W. M. Pattison Supply Company, hardware and mill supplies. He continued with that firm until August, 1921. For fifteen years he represented the company as a salesman of heating and ventilating apparatus, and made a thorough and practical study of everything connected with this business. He has handled a number of important contracts in Cleveland and vicinity for the installation of heating and ventilating apparatus.

His home has been in Lakewood since 1911, and he has become one of that city's prominent men of affairs. In the fall of 1918 he was appointed to fill a vacancy in the Lakewood City Council, and was regularly elected in 1919 and reelected in 1921. For two years he was president of the council, and served as chairman of the committee on streets, the committee on rules and ordinances, the committee on city property and parks, the committee on finance, claims and accounts, and was vice chairman of several other committees. He championed the new traffic and present zoning ordinances, and was particularly active in securing the land now in use by the city for park purposes. During the World war Mr. Hildie served as ward captain of Ward No. 2 in three of the Liberty Bond campaigns.

For two years he served as a director of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the City Club. Fraternally he is affiliated with Halcyon Lodge No. 498, Free and Accepted Masons; Cunningham Chapter Royal Arch Masons; Holy Grail Commandery, Knights Templar; Al Koran Temple of the Mystic Shrine; the Grotto, and also Lakewood Lodge of Elks, No. 1350. He and his family are members of the Lakewood Methodist Episcopal Church.

Mr. Hildie married Miss Agnes M. Milliken. She was born at Bay City, Michigan, daughter of John and Emily Milliken. The one son of their marriage is J. Newell Rildie, born April 14, 1910.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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