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Transcribed biography of Miles Benjamin Crafts

CRAFTS, Miles Benjamin, grain; born Auburn, Geauga Co., O., Apr. 14, 1842; son Benjamin and Elsie (Whitcomb) Crafts; ed. public schools of Ohio; married Newberry, O., Feb. 25, 1864, Julia F. Gilbert; children: Arthur A., Zina B. At age of 17 in partnership with brother in operating a farm; came to Chicago, 1868; engaged in real estate business until 1871; moved his family west and established in the grain commn. business; was also In retail merchandise business at Austin. Mem. Chicago Board of Trade since 1879; charter mem. and ex-pres Open Board of Trade of Chicago. Republican. Clubs: Ill. Athletic, West Chicago Driving (a founder, and ex-pres., and now 1st vice-pres.), The Oaks (Austin). Recreations: fond of horses, riding, driving and frequent outings on his farm in Valparaiso, Ind. Residence: 142 N. Park Av., Austin. Office: 46, 306 Sherman St.

Source: Marquis, Albert Nelson. 1911. The Book of Chicagoans: A Biographical Dictionary of Leading Living Men of the City of Chicago. Chicago, Illinois: A. N. Marquis & Company. 746 p.
Page(s) in Source: 161

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