A Biographical Dictionary of

Leading Living Men of the City of Detroit

Edited by Albert Nelson Marquis


A. N. Marquis & Company


Copyright, 1908 by Albert Nelson Marquis

Pages 99 - 101

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Many thanks to Jan Damann for transcribing this work!

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CARHARTT, Hamilton, Jr., manufacturer; born, Grand Rapids, Mich., Oct. 18, 1882; son of Hamilton and Annette (Welling) Carhartt; educated in public schools, Detroit University School and University of Michigan; unmarried. Began in manufacturing business at Detroit, 1904; vice president and general manager Hamilton Carhartt Manufacturer, Inc., wholesale men's working clothes; vice president Hamilton Carhartt Cotton Mill. Clubs: Detroit, Country Club of Detroit, Detroit Racquet and Curling. Residence: 843 Jefferson Av. Office: 779-787 Michigan Av.

CARLEY, Leonard Rainford, general manager Universal Button Co.; born, London, Eng., May 25, 1875; son of Thomas and Harriet Dora Ellen (Rainford) Carley; educated in England; unmarried. Came to America, 1897, and located in Baltimore, Md.; removed to Florida and spent 2 1/2 years raising and curing tobacco; removed to Detroit, 1900, and became connected with the Universal Button Co., of which he was made general manager, Oct., 1905. Unitarian in religious belief. Club: Detroit Golf. Recreation: Horseback riding. Office: 680 Fort St., W. Residence: The Effingham Apts.

CARLISS, Thomas E., superintendent Detroit plant Chicago Railway Equipment Co.; born, Birmingham, Eng., Sept. 13, 1849; son of Thomas and Sarah (Hartley) Carliss; educated in public schools of England; widower. Learned machinist's trade in England; came to America, 1885, and located for a time at Stamford, Conn.; removed to Detroit, 1887; entered service of Michigan Railway Supply Co., later Monarch Brake Beam Co., and has been superintendent Detroit plant of the Chicago Railway Equipment Co. since 1900. Republican. Member United Presbyterian Church, I.O.O.F. Club: Commercial. Recreation: Reading. Office: 2022 Jefferson Av., W. Residence: Charlevoix Apartments.

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CARPENTER, Norman D., sales manager Carnegie Steel Co., Ltd. Member Detroit Board of Commerce. Office: Union Trust Bldg. Residence: 138 Bagg St.

CARRAN, Charles M., born in Oakland Co., Mich., Sept. 21, 1857; son of James and Anne (Herbage) Carran; educated in public schools; married, Detroit, 1891, Elvira Morris. Began active career as clerk in general merchandise store, Clarkston, Mich., continuing 1871-83; removed to Detroit and was with Lichtenberg & Sons, general commission merchants, 1883-87; was traveling salesman for George C. Langdon, malt operator, 1887-90; member firm of Carran & Conn, grain commission, 1890-95; has been member of firm of Caughey & Carran, grain, seeds, commission, since Jan., 1895. Treasurer Wray-Austin Machine Co. and United Manufacturing Co. Member Detroit Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade. Mason. Clubs: Detroit, Detroit Yacht, Harmonie. Recreation: Yachting. Office: 620 Chamber of Commerce. Residence: 150 Forest Av., W.

CARROW, Flemming, physician; born, Still Pond, Md., Aug. 4, 1853; son of Martindale and Henrietta (Hepbron) Carrow; graduate West River Military Academy; A.B., Columbia University (now George Washington University), Washington, D.C., 1870, and degree of M.D. from Medical Department, same university, 1874; (M.A., University of Michigan, 1903); married at Wilmington, Del., Oct. 21, 1875,Teressa England. Began practice at Canton, China, 1874, as surgeon in military service of Chinese Government, continuing until 1885; returned to United States and for 17 years filled position of professor of ophthalmology, University of Michigan; resigned from professorship, 1904, and has since practiced in Detroit. Member State Board of Registration in Medicine, American Medical Association, Anthropological Society of Paris, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Royal Society of Portugal. Republican. Episcopalian. Mason, Knight Templar, Shriner. Clubs: Detroit. Recreations: Hunting and fishing. Office: 503 Washington Arcade. Residence: The Palms.

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CARROW, Herbert P., secretary and treasurer Hayes Manufacturing Co.; born, Canton, China, July 27, 1880; son of Flemming and Teressa (England) Carrow; parents returned to America, 1881; graduate St. John's Military Academy, Delafield, Wis., 1898; University of Michigan, degree of A.B., 1902; married at Duluth, July 11, 1905, Wilhelmina Rupley. Was connected with F.A. Patrick & Co., wholesale dry goods, Duluth, 1902-04; removed to Detroit, 1904, and has since been identified with Hayes Manufacturing Co., manufacturers of sheet metal parts and forgings. Honorary 2d lieutenant Wisconsin national Guard. Republican. Episcopalian. Member Zeta Psi. Club: University. Office: Hayes Manufacturing Co. Residence: 965 Jefferson Av.

CARSON, William, grain and seeds; born, Newry, Ireland, Apr. 10, 1839; son of William and Mary (O'Brien) Carson; came to New York with parents, 1840, and to Detroit, 1846; educated in public schools of Detroit; married at Detroit, Nov. 14, 1861, Miss Hannah M. Wynkoop. Became member volunteer fire department, Detroit 1857, and joined the paid department, 1860; engaged in retail grocery business; was appointed assistant chief of the fire department; became clerk in assessor's office, 1866, and bookkeeper for P. Voorhees & Co., grain and seeds, 1867; was cashier and bookkeeper for Gillett & Hall, and in 1876 was admitted as partner, remaining until dissolution of the firm, 1898; member of firm of Carson, Craig & Co., since Jan. 1, 1898. Fire commissioner, Detroit, 1893-97. Member Board of Trade. Independent in politics. Mason (32). Office: 304 Chamber of Commerce. Residence: 181 Alexandrine Av.

CARSTENS, J. Henry, abdominal surgeon; born, Kiel, Germany, June 9, 1848, son of John H. and Mary (Mordhorst) Carstens; came to United States with parents early in life; educated in public schools of Detroit, at German-American Seminary and Detroit Medical College, degree of M.D., 1870; married at Detroit, Oct. 18, 1870, Hattie Rohnert. Began practice in Detroit, 1870; now chief of staff Harper Hospital; professor of gynecology Detroit College of Medicine; consulting obstetrician at Woman's Hospital and Home of Providence, etc. Member Wayne County Medical Society (president), Mississippi Valley Medical Society (ex-president), American Medical Association, Michigan State Medical Association. Independent Republican. Lutheran. Clubs: Detroit, Detroit Golf, Rushmere, Harmonie. Recreations: Bowling, billards and sports requiring physical exercise. Address: 620 Woodward Av., Detroit.

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CARTER, David I., secretary and treasurer Larned, Carter & Co.; born, Detroit, 1870; son of David and Frances (Leonard) Carter; educated in Detroit public and high schools. Engaged in furniture business 1889-97; assisted in organizing Larned, Carter & Co., manufacturers of overalls, 1897, and has since been secretary and treasurer of the company; also treasurer Knock Down Case Co.; director Citizens' Savings Bank. Member Detroit Board of Commerce. Clubs: Country, Detroit Boat. Recreations: Golf and automobiling. Office: 264 Howard St. Residence: 69 Alfred St.

CARTWRIGHT, Charles E., born, Toledo, O., May 17, 1877; son of Isaiah D. and Ida M. Cartwright; educated in Toledo High School and University of Michigan, 1899; unmarried. Entered real estate business at Toledo, 1899; became identified with coal business, 1901, in connection with A.G. Blair & Co., Toledo; came to Detroit, June, 1904, as general sales agent Youghiogheny Gas Coal Co., miners and shippers of coal. Presbyterian. Member Masonic order, Knights Templar, Shrine. Club: Fellowcraft. Recreations: Tennis and general outdoor sports. Office: 705 Hammond Bldg., Detroit. Residence: Oriental Hotel.

CARY, Henry Nathaniel, journalist; born in Racine, Wis., Feb. 11, 1858; son of Lucius C. and Emile (Kenea) Cary; public school education, La Cygne, Kan.; married at Kenosha, Wis., Sept. 9, 1885, Susie L. Wustenfeldt. Learned printer's trade on La Cygne Journal, 1872-76; removed to Milwaukee, Wis., 1876; reporter, 1880-82; managing editor, 1882-83, Milwaukee Sentinel; managing editor Chicago Times, 1889-92; general western manager, New York Associated Press, 1892; managing editor new York Times, 1893-96; managing editor St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1897; in Cuba in charge of field staff New York World, Spanish American War, 1898; publisher The Verdict, New York, 1899-1900; managing editor New York Morning Telegraph, 1903, later publisher same; general manager Detroit Free Press, Jan. 1, 1907, to Feb. 22, 1908; since Jan. 1, 1908, general manager St. Louis Republic. Democrat. Clubs: Detroit, Lotos, Pen (New York), Athletic Association (Chicago). Address: St. Louis Republic, St. Louis, Mo.

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