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 164 - 166

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EVERTS, Frank C., real estate; born, Indianapolis, Aug. 2, 1876; son of Fred D. and Louise (Snyder) Everts; educated in public schools of Indianapolis and Detroit up to 1889; married at Chicago, Apr. 23, 1898, Elizabeth Weber (now deceased). Began active career in printing business with Detroit Evening News, 1890; resigned on account of ill health and traveled for one year, locating in Chicago, 1892, and entered insurance business; assistant superintendent Prudential Life Insurance Co. until 1898; then manager Insurance Department of George Dreblow & Co., real estate, insurance and mortgage bankers, 1898-1900; acted as traveling salesman for advertising specialty house for one year and 9 months and was with National Life Insurance Co. of Des Moines, Ia., selling bonds of the company, with headquarters in Chicago; returned to Detroit, 1904, and became salesman for The Gerard, Stormfeltz, Loveley Co., dealers in all branches of real estate, superintendent, 1905, and since Apr. 23, 1907, has been general manager for the company. Republican. Member Masonic order, Independent Workmen. Recreation: Boating. Office: 76-78 Griswold Bldg. Residence: 28 Fairbanks St.

EYRE, George F. C.; born, Brighton, Ont., Can., Oct. 9, 1866; son of John and Calista Adelaide Victoria (Stevens) Eyre; educated in public schools of Brighton; Upper Canada College, Toronto, Ont.; University of Michigan, degree of LL.B., 1895; married at Detroit, Nov. 6, 1888, Ada B. Perry; practiced law at Detroit, 1895-1900; has been president American Health and Accident Insurance Co., with head office in Detroit, since 1900; also president and treasurer American Casualty Insurance Co., head office, Buffalo, N.Y. Republican. Protestant. Mason. Office: Chamber of Commerce Bldg. Residence: 59 Ledyard St.

FABER, William Frederic, clergyman; born, Buffalo, N.Y., Feb. 27, 1860; son of Theobald and Caroline W. (Schoenthal) Faber; attended public schools and Central High School, Buffalo; A.B., University of Rochester, N.Y., 1880 (D. D., 1905); graduate Auburn Theological Seminary, 1883; A.M., Hobart College, 1898; married at Buffalo, June 26, 1883, Miss D. Jeannette Kniest (who died, 1895). Ordained minister Presbyterian Church, 1883; pastor First Presbyterian Church, Westfield, N.Y., 1883-92; entered Episcopal Church, 1892; rector Grace Church, Lockport, N.Y., 1893-1905, St. John’s Church, Detroit, since 1905. Member Delta Upsilon, Phi Beta Kappa, Royal Arcanum. Author: "Thoughts for Thought," "The Church for the Times," "Nobiscum Deus," "Henry VIII," and "The Reformation;" also a number of articles and sermons. Address: 344 Woodward Av.

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FALES, Bingley Russell, assistant general manager The Edison Illuminating Co.; born in Ionia Co., Mich., Apr. 25, 1866; son of Loren C. and Eliza (Russell) Fales; educated in public and high schools of Ionia; studied law in office of Alexander F. Bell, Ionia; admitted to the bar of Michigan in 1888; married, 1899, Alice Peck, of Minneapolis, Minn. Practiced law in Ionia, 1888-90, being elected Circuit Court commissioner of Ionia County in 1888; in 1890 came to Detroit and continued in the practice of law; in 1899 was appointed an assistant prosecuting attorney of Wayne Co., which position he filled for three years; in 1902 resigned office and became interested in commercial pursuits, organizing the Central Heating Co., of which he became secretary and general manager; in 1906 was made assistant general manager of The Edison Illuminating Co. Is also president and general manager of the Central Station Steam Co. Served 3 years in the Michigan National Guard at Ionia, and 9 years in Michigan Naval Reserves at Detroit; held commission as lieutenant of navigation and ordnance at time of resignation; served in Spanish-American War as quartermaster 3d class on U.S.S. Yosemite. Republican. Congregationalist. Mason. Member Detroit Board of Commerce, Detroit Engineering Society. Clubs: Detroit, Detroit Boat, Detroit Golf. Office: 18 Washington Av. Residence: 375 Seminole Av.

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FARMER, Arthur John, map publisher; born, Detroit, Nov. 23, 1876; son of Silas and Orpha C. (Littlefield) Farmer; educated in Detroit High School, 1892-95; University of Michigan; unmarried. Began, April 1, 1898, as member Silas Farmer & Co., map publishers (established, 1826), of which he is president and treasurer. Also president and treasurer The Acme Chemical Co., The Vaux Music Co., The D.R. Vaux Co.; president Self-Copying Stationery Co. Has taken out 8 or 10 U.S. patents. Member Sons of American Revolution, Delta Upsilon. Clubs: Detroit Boat, Detroit Automobile, Country. Recreations: Motoring and inventing. Office: Farmer Bldg. Residence: 655 2nd Av.

FARR, Merton E., president and treasurer Detroit Shipbuilding Co.; director Scotten-Dillon Co., McCreery Engineering Co.; treasurer Northway Motor and Manufacturing Co. Member Board of Commerce. Club: Detroit. Office: Detroit Shipbuilding Co. Residence: 40 Putnam Avenue.

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FARRAND, Jacob S., Jr., wholesale druggist; born, Detroit, June 11, 1857; son of Jacob S. and Olive M. (Coe) Farrand; educated in public and high schools of Detroit; unmarried. Has been engaged in wholesale drug business in Detroit since 1876; secretary and treasurer Farrand, Williams & Clark since its incorporation; director Commercial National Bank. Republican. Presbyterian. Clubs: Detroit Country, Detroit Racquet and Curling, Commercial, Bankers’. Recreations: Golf, horseback riding and outdoor diversions. Office: 11-18 Larned St., E. Residence: 457 Woodward Av.

FARRAND, William R.; born, Detroit, Sept. 9, 1853; son of Jacob S. and Olive M. (Coe) Farrand; educated in public schools of Detroit; married at Philadelphia, 1876, Cora B. Wallace. Has been treasurer of The Farrand Co., manufacturers of pianos, piano-players and organs since time of its organization, 1883. Ex-president Board of Estimates; ex-member Board of Lighting Commissioners, Detroit. Republican. Presbyterian. Clubs: Country, Old Club. Office: 12th St. and Grand Trunk R. R. Residence: The Pasadena.

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FARRELL, Francis R., secretary and general manager Safety Folding Bed Co., Ltd.; born, Rochester, N. Y., Jan. 18, 1878; son of Michael J. and Elizabeth (O’Neill) Farrell; educated in Detroit parochial schools and Detroit College, graduating, degree of A. B., 1897; married at Newport, Mich., June 20, 1906, Nellie Loranger. Began active career in employ of the Detroit Copper & Brass Rolling Mills Co., 1897; has been secretary and general manager of the Safety Folding Bed Co. since July, 1905. Democrat. Catholic. Member Knights of Columbus, Knights of Equity, A. O. H. Recreation: Baseball. Office: 13-45 Widman Pl., cor. Harper Av. Residence: 6202 Congress St., E.

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FAUROT, John P., born, Canandaigua, N. Y., July 31, 1857; son of James and Sarah (Yerkes) Faurot; educated in public schools of Genesee Co., Mich.; married at Durand, Mich., Aug. 10, 1878, Flora Peck. Began in railway service with Grand Trunk Rd., 1871, as night telegraph operator, Ionia, Mich., and was continuously identified with the company in various capacities for 29 years; has been commercial agent New York Central lines, at Detroit, since 1900. Democrat. Mason, Knight Templar. Club: Detroit Transportation. Recreation: Fishing. Office: 219 Hammond Bldg. Residence: 451 Merrick Av.

FAY, George Edwards, physician and surgeon; born, Chicago, May 3, 1875; son of Benjamin B. and Susan (Robinson) Fay; educated public and high school courses, Chicago; B. Sc., University of Michigan, 1899; M. D., Medical Department, University of Michigan, 1901; married, Detroit, Oct., 1905, Theodora Van Der Kar. Member surgical staff University Hospital, Ann Arbor, 1900-01, and served as interne, 1901-02; began practice in Detroit, July, 1902. Republican. Protestant. Member Wayne County Medical Society, Michigan State Medical Society, American Medical Association, Phi Upsilon. Recreation: Motoring. Office: 502 Washington Arcade. Residence: 28 Ferry Av., W.

FEE, Robert Lagora, cigar manufacturer; born, Binghamton, N. Y., Apr. 27, 1866; son of Michael and Jane (Quigley) Fee; educated in public schools of Binghamton; married at Fowlerville, N. Y., 1901, Miss Eva Austin. Learned trade of cigar making at Binghamton; came to Detroit, 1886, and acted as traveling salesman for the Detroit Cigar Co., and later for the Banner Cigar Co.; began manufacture of cigars on his own account, 1897, under title of the Lagora Fee Co., of which is proprietor. Also president of the Fee-Vincent Electric Car Co. and the Fee-Bock Auto Co. Member Detroit Board of Commerce. Republican. Recreation: Automobiling. Office: 228 Jefferson Av. Residence: Plaza Hotel.

FENDLER, William F., wholesale hats, etc.; born, New York City, Feb. 25, 1867; son of Ferdinand and Anna (Wenzel) Fendler; educated in St. John’s German School, public schools and Detroit Business University; married at Detroit, 1899, Rose Zeuner. Has been a resident of Detroit since 1869; began active career in employ of August Rasch & Co., tailors; then was connected with H. A. Newland & Co., wholesale hats, continuing for 17 years; assisted in organizing wholesale firm of G. H. Gates & Co., 1899, and has since been buyer and member of the firm. Member German Salesmen’s Association. Independent Republican. Member Schiller Lodge A.F.&A.M., Washington Lodge I.O.O.F. Office: 190-192 Jefferson Av. Residence: 271 Seyburn Av.

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