East Tennessee; Historical and Biographical

East Tennessee; Historical and Biographical

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...of Gibson 81. Gorman, of Chattanooga, is a native of Eastern Virginia, and was born in Fauquier county in 1854. He was educated i111 the schools of that State, and in 1876 came to Chattanooga and accepted the position of bookkeeper with the firm of Fry & Willimton, dealers in hard-I ware, tinware a11d house-furnishing goods. He remained with this firm for three years, when he purchased an interest in the business, and the firm name was changed to Willimton & Co., that later became Gibson, Lee & Co., which existed three years, when they purchased the foundry of the Looman Brothers, of South Pittsburg, He is a member of the Royal I In business, Mr. ' I and removed it to the city in 1883 I and began the manufacture of stoves, I the first enterprise of the kind in the I city. The Gibson-Lee ManufacturI ing Company continued business I until January 1, 1889, at which time I Mr. Lee retired, Mr. W. E. Love and I others purchasing his interest, and, a I new organization was made, known as 'I the Gibson-Love Manufacturing Company, which company still exists, but not as originally formed, as Mr. Gibson, our subject, retired from the firm on December 1, 1891, and purchased the grocery business of Lee, Pyson & Co., and on January 1, 1892, consolidated with Mr. C. H. Gorman, and also associated with them Mr. R. C. Campbell, and the firm is now known I as the Gibson & Gorman Company. Aside from this extensive business, the Chattanooga Warehouse and Banking Company, and is also secretary of the Chattanooga Steamboat Company, and is also quite largely interested in other enterprises. Mr._ I Gibson has been especially successful in business, which is accounted for, first, by his possessing a talent and genius for affairs of this...
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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236884418
  • 9781236884411