Biography of Alfred A. Bennett
Lucas County, OH Biographies

Among the varied industries which are important factors in the business development and material uphuilding of Toledo is that of the Copperstone Products Company, of which Alfred A. Bennett is president, and the present success of the enterprise is largely attributable to his well devised and carefully executed plans. He was born in Adrian, Michigan, May 29, 1879, of the marriage of Andrew H. and Mary (Green) Bennett, the former a native of Canada and the latter of Michigan. to which state the father removed in early life. After reaching manhood he became connected with the building and contracting business at Adrian and later went to Jackson, where for a time he continued his activities along that line. Later he became associated with his brother in the conduct of an undertaking establishment and his demise occurred at Toledo, May 27, 1889, while the mother passed away at Adrian, Michigan, in 1884. They were the parents of three children: Mrs. Albert Polscher, a resident of El Paso, Texas; Miss Louise Thompson, who has been legally adopted by her uncle and now bears his name; and Alfred A., of this review.

Alfred A. Bennett acquired his education in the public schools of Toledo, following this by a course in a business college of this city. On starting out in life for himself he secured employment with the Ames-Bonner Company and later was with the Simmons Boot & Shoe Manufacturing Company for a short time, after which he obtained a position with the Lloyd Brothers Company, marble and monument manufacturers. He remained with that firm for fifteen years, winning promotion from one position to another of greater responsibility until he finally became president of the corporation. After selling his interests in the business he organized the Co13perstone Products Company, of which he is now serving as president. The firm manufactures cement products, such as flagging composition and aggregate copper products for use in the construction of floors and roads, employing at times as many as fifty workmen. Mr. Bennett thoroughly understands all phases of the business in which he is engaged and this practical knowledge, together with his sound judgment and keen insight, has enabled him so to direct the affairs of the company that its trade has shown a steady growth.

Mr. Bennett was married June 25, 1902, to Miss Gussie L. Weis of this city, and they have become the parents of four children: Jane, whose birth occurred, in 1910; John, born in July, 1913; Betty, born in 1915; and Robert Andrew, born in 1923. Mr. Bennett is a member and one of the vestrymen of Trinity Episcopal church of Toledo and his political support is given to the candidates of the republican party when national issues are involved, but at local elections he casts his ballot in favor of the man whom he deems best fitted for office without regard to party ties. He is a thirty second degree Mason and Shriner and is also a member of the Toledo Commerce Club, the Sylvania Golf Club and the Kiwanis Club. As a business man his standing is of the highest and in all matters of citizenship his influence is on the side of progress and improvement.

Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo

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