A spirit of undaunted enterprise has characterized Victor Comte in the conduct of business affairs and through
his active career he has made steady progress until his holdings and business connections are large and important.
He has always lived in Lucas county, his birth having occurred in Oregon township on the 12th of March, 1870, his
parents being Henry and Mary (Simons) Comte. It was about the year 1853 that his father came to Toledo. He was
a mason by trade, having learned bricklaying at an early age, and here he assisted in building many of the early
business blocks and substantial residences of that period, his efforts contributing in large measure to the architectural
improvement and adornment of the city. Later he removed to a farm near the city, where he resided for a number
of years, afterward returning to. Toledo, where he made his home until his death.
Victor Comte, having completed his public school education, prepared for the battles of life, determined to come
off victor in the strife. He has achieved his purpose and has made for himself a most creditable position in the
front rank of representative business men here. For the past thirty years he has been a well known accountant,
but this has not constituted the scope of his activity, for he is the treasurer of the B. R. Baker Company, dealers
in clothing and men's furnishings. He is likewise the president of the Merchants Credit & Adjustment Association
and his sound judgment, his capability and tact in this connection have brought about important and valuable results.
He is likewise a director of the Comte Naumann Building Company and his determined purpose enables him to carry
forward to successful completion whatever he undertakes.
On the 2d of June, 1896, occurred, the marriage of Victor Comte and Miss Mary A. Dahm of Toledo, and they have
become parents of three children: Veronica, who is the wife of Joseph M. Boyle of this city; Mildred Victoria;
and Bernard Clifford. The religious faith of the family is that of the Catholic church and Mr. Comte is connected
with the Knights of Columbus. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and his interests in regard to the city
and its welfare are broad and of substantial character. He cordially supports plans and projects for the general
good and he has keen interest in Toledo, for his life has been passed within the borders of city and county.
Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo
Lucas County, Ohio Biographies
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