Biography of Frank M. Peabody
Lucas County, OH Biographies

With industry and determination as dominant qualities, Frank Monroe Peabody has made steady progress in the business world and he is now serving as president of the Ohio Plumbers' Supply Company, one of the most successful commercial enterprises in Toledo, which is the outcome of his well devised plans and initiative spirit. He was born in Wellington, Ohio, January 6. 1876, a son of Eli and Sarone (Lang) Peabody, the former a native of Elmira, New York, and the latter of Oberlin, Ohio. In early life the father came to Ohio, where he devoted his attention to the cultivation of the soil, successfully conducting his farming interests for a number of years. Having accumulated a substantial competence, he spent his later years in retirement in Toledo and passed away in this city in 1907, while the mother's demise occurred in 1910. Their family numbered three children: Albion, Mrs. Sarone Roemer and Frank M., all of whom are residents of this city.

After completing his public school course. Frank Monroe Peabody secured a clerical position in Lamson Brothers' department store in Toledo, and later was employed by the J. L. Hudson Company of Toledo, with which he was connected for three years, when he secured work in the factory of the Eggman & Dugan Company, trunk manufacturers. At the end of a year he tendered his resignation to accept a position in the office of the Rayl Light Company of Toledo and remained with that firm for nine years. He then decided to embark in business independently and going to Monroe, Michigan, he established a crushed stone works, which he successfully conducted for nine years and then sold. He next organized the Ohio Plumbers' Supply Company, of which he is the president, and since its inception the undertaking has enjoyed a rapid growth, owing to his untiring efforts and capable management. and from twenty to twenty five people are now employed in operating the business. The firm handles plumbing and heating supplies selling only to the wholesale trade, and the business is one of large proportions.

Mr. Peabody has been married twice, his second union being with Miss Myrtle Heckman, whom he wedded at Monroe, Michigan, July 12, 1907. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Heckman, well known residents of that place. By his first marriage Mr. Peabody has a daughter, Francis Mae, who was born in Toledo in 1901 and was educated in the grammar and high schools of the city.

In his political views Mr. Peabody is a republican and he is prominent in Masonry, having become a member of the commandery, while in the consistory he has taken the thirty second degree. He is also connected with the Rotary Club and the Toledo Commerce Club and is enthusiastic in his support of the city and its opportunities. He also belongs to the Monroe Club of Monroe, Michigan. His residence is at No. 2738 Glenwood avenue. His life record is one which commands uniform respect and confidence, for he:is numbered among those men whose advancement has its root in industry, perseverance and unfaltering determination. He received no financial assistance when he started out in the world but has worked his way upward through merit and ability and his labors have found expression in the developments of a large mercantile concern, which is not only a source of individual profit but also a factor in the commercial upbuilding of the city.

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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