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Emery L. Garman
EMERY L. GARMAN, a successful business man of Detroit, who has spent all his working life engaged in the manufacture of tools of various designs, is a native of the Buckeye state, born in Akron, July 16, 1876, a son of Alfred and Julia (Norton) German, the former of whom was a native of Pennsylvania and the latter of Ohio.
Mr. Garman was educated in the public schools of Akron, Ohio, and in that city he learned the trade of toolmakmg, which line of business he has always followed, being an expert toolmaker and well known for his mechanical skill in the handling of work. In 1907 Mr. Garman moved to Detroit and worked at his trade until 1918, when the Drayer-German Company was formed, with Mr. Garman occupying the position of president, which office he still holds. Since this company was started the toolmaking end of its business has steadily advanced and the firm now has an extensive trade, due in great measure to Mr. Garman's untiring energy and ability.
Mr. Garman is a member of the Detroit Board of Commerce, in the affairs of which he takes a deep interest, as he does in civic movements intended for the benefit of the city. He is a member of Akron (Ohio) Lodge, No. S3, E. & A. M. During the progress of the World war Mr. Gariuan rendered excellent help to factories unable to produce government orders or munitions, by turning over part of his plant for that work.
["The city of Detroit, Michigan", 1701-1922, Volume 3 edited by Clarence Monroe Burton, William Stocking, Gordon K. Miller - CW - Sub by FoFG]

William Chauncey Geer
Geer, William Chauncey, educator, chemist and scientist of Akron, Ohio, was born June 17, 1876. in Ogdensburg. N.Y. Since 1907 he has been chemist to the Goodrich company of Akron. He has made valuable researches in chemistry.
["Herringshaw's American Blue-Book of Biography" by Thomas William Herringshaw and American Publishers' Association, 1914, - TK - Sub by FoFG]

George P. Grafton
GEORGE P. GRAFTON, a prominent farmer of Norton Township, who carries on a general line of agriculture, operates a milk route and also grows many berries for the market, is serving as clerk of the School Board of this township with which body he has been connected a number of years. Mr. Grafton was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, December 10, 1858, and is a son of John D. and Sarah J. (Palmer) Grafton.
The parents of Mr. Grafton still reside on their farm in Jefferson County, where he was reared. He obtained a good district school education, and was trained to be a careful and capable farmer. He continued to live in Jefferson County for eight years following his marriage, moving then to Medina County, where he remained for almost a year. In March, 1892, he bought his present farm in Norton Township, and here has been since engaged in farming, dairying and fruit growing. He devotes an acre to small fruit, finding a ready market for all he can produce. He grows many potatoes, raising only the best varieties and giving them scientific care.
Mr. Grafton married Nora J. Swickard, who is a daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Zimmerman) Swickard, and who was born and reared in Jefferson County. They have had seven children, all surviving except Sidney, the sixth in order of birth, who died aged sixteen months. Those living are: Elvah, Lizzie, Clyde, Mabel, John and Ella.
Mr. Grafton is a member of the First Lutheran Church at Barberton and is a member of the Church Council. For about two years he has been a member of the school board and several years before completed a service of four years.
[Source: "Centennial history of Summit County, Ohio and representative citizens", Chicago, Ill: Biographical Publishing Co., 1908, by William B. Doyle, LL. B.; Transcribed by AJ]

Charles Rollin Grant
Grant, Charles Rollin, lawyer, jurist and author of Cleveland, Ohio, was born Oct. 23, 1846. in Orange, Conn. He was admitted to the bar in 1874; and subsequently was an instructor in rhetoric in the western reserve university. In 1883 he was judge of the probate court; and in 1883-95 was president of the board of control of the Akron public library. In 1913 he became judge of the court of appeals of Ohio. He is the author of Panama Canal and the Monroe Doctrine and Capture of Mason and Slidell.
["Herringshaw's American Blue-Book of Biography" by Thomas William Herringshaw and American Publishers' Association, 1914, - TK - Sub by FoFG]




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