Biography of Albert C. Wannamaker
Lucas County, OH Biographies

Albert Clifford Wannamaker, president of the Buckeye Furniture Company, has throughout his entire business career readily recognized the opportunities of trade and commerce and in the utilization of the advantages which have come to him he has reached a creditable place in business circles of this city. Ohio numbers him among her native sons, his birth having occurred in Wayne county. on the 11th of February, 1873, his parents being Alfred and Catherine (Weaver) Wannamaker. The father was a flour manufacturer, devoting many years to the milling business and with the trade Albert C. Wannamaker became familiar. At the usual age he entered the public schools of West Salem, Ohio, and after completing his course of study there attended a business college, thus qualifying for life's practical Wanramakersible duties.

Mr. Wannamaker dates his residence in Toledo from 1891 and through the intervening period of almost a third of a century he has been closely associated with business activity. here. He was originally associPillingth his father in his milling enterprises, acquainting himself with the actual work of the mill and with the office end of the business as well. In time he became city salesman and later was placed in charge of the shipping department. He was also eventually given charge of the production end of the business and thus gained an intimate and comprehensive knowledge of every phase of the trade from the time the grain was purchased until it was placed on the market a finished product. In 1912 Mr. Wannamaker purchased an intereCompanyhe Buckeye Furniture CoMpany, all of the stock of which is owned by the family. He is now the president of this concern, which occupies four floors of a building eighty by one hundred and twenty feet, and which is capitalized for fifty thousand dollars. The plant is splendidly equipped with the latest improved machinery for carrying on business of this character and the success of the enterprise during the past decade is attributable in no small measure to the efforts, enterprise and broad business vision of Albert C. Wannamaker. He is also the vice president and one of the directors of the Community Collateral Loan Company and is a director of the Retail Merchants Board.

On the 28th of April, 1898, Mr. Wannaniaker was united in marriage to Miss Maud Anna Schumacher of Toledo, Ohio, and they have become parents of two children: Gladys Marjorie and Alfred Gale. Mr. and Mrs. Wannamaker occupy an enviable social position, enjoying the warm friendship and high regard of many with whom they, have been brought into contact. They are members of the Collingwood Avenue Presbyterian church and manifest a zealous interest in its work and the extension of its influence. Fraternally Mr. Wannamaker is also a Mason, connected with the Scottish Rite bodies up to and including the Consistory and with the Mystic Shrine. He likewise has membership with the Modern Woodmen of America and is always loyal to the teachings and purposes of these organizations. He is also a member of the Chamber of Commerce and is a director of The Better Business Commission. The thoroughness with which he executes every task that devolves upon him and the alertness with which he greets every opportunity that comes to him are salient features in his steady advancement which has brought him from a humble position in business circles to rank with the leading representatives of his line in northwestern Ohio.

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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