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Aiw
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Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 6:55 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here is today's P.D.J..

The Ernest (son of David) Stott house.
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Kathleen
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Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 7:06 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nice photostory on the Stotts, AIW!!
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Aiw
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Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 9:26 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'd love to know more about Ernest...
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Lowell
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Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 9:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am meeting all the characters of Detroit's past one by one up in here. Thanks Andrew.
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Mikem
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Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 2:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

ERNEST C. STOTT is one of the best known and most highly respected names in Detroit, and has long been a synonym for honesty, success and sterling Americanism. The name was made an honored one by David Stott who came to this country from England when a lad of twelve years and settled in Detroit. He became a very successful business man, founded the David Stott Milling Company, the Stott Realty Company, and the Morehead Manufacturing Company, and was president of the three corporations. He was a member of the Bankers Club, Detroit Athletic Club, and the Detroit Golf Club. He married Julia Albro and they had a family of seven children, namely: Bertha A.; Julia L.; Ethel V.; Eleanor; Ernest C.; Arthur F.; and David E. His wife died in 1910 and he passed away in 1916. To Ernest Stott has descended the business responsibilities of his father. He was born August 22, 1891, in Detroit and received his early schooling in the public schools, after which he entered the University of Detroit, taking the literary course, and was graduated in the class of 1913, with the degree of A. B. He then took a postgraduate course at the University of Michigan, making a special study of economics and political economy, so that when he turned to the activities of life he was unusually well equipped with a broad and liberal education. After completing his studies he took a position with Jackson Brothers Company of Chicago, members of the board of trade in that city and remained with them for a short time, when he returned home to assist his father in his business. He entered the David Stott Flour Mills, Inc., and was made vice president in 1916.

In April, 1917, the United States entered the World war and in September of that year Ernest C. Stott enlisted in the Three Hundred and Thirty-ninth Regiment, Michigan Infantry, and was sent to the Officers Training Camp at Camp Custer. He was commissioned second lieutenant June 1, 1918, and transferred to Camp Lee, but after two months of service there he was assigned to Company C, Seventy-eighth Infantry and his regiment was ordered to Camp Custer to form part of the Fourteenth Division, which was being organized for overseas service but before orders for foreign duty came to the division the armistice was signed. Lieutenant Stott was honorably discharged January 22, 1919, after being continuously in service for one year and five months.

On returning to civilian life Mr. Stott resumed his duties as vice president of the David Stott Flour Mills, Inc., became the guiding head of the business and finally in the spring of 1920 became president of the corporation.

Mr. Stott is a member of the American Legion, the Detroit Athletic Club, the Knights of Columbus and the Oakland Hills Country Club. He is probably the youngest president of a large corporation in Detroit.


Clarence Burton, "The City of Detroit, Michigan, 1701-1922"
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Kronprinz
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Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 3:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Interesting that the Detroit Athletic Club and Oakland Hills CC were open to Catholics at that time. I would have thought otherwise.
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Aiw
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Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 5:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks MikeM.
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Danny
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Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 8:41 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was wonder about the David Stott Building? Did the building one time used to the corporate HQ for Stott Flour Company?
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Aiw
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Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 9:49 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think it was the Real Estate Division Danny.
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Patrick
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Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 12:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Very nice. Always wondered about that estate...
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Hornwrecker
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Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 12:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)




wsu/vmc

This is the only Stott flour mill that I could find, there are two other pics somewhere in the DFD thread.

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