William Yost Preyer

Birth
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Death 8 Dec 1970 (aged 82)
Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Plot Section: 20 Lot: 9 Grave: 8
Memorial ID 106050559 · View Source
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William was the son of Robert O. Preyer who came to Greensboro when William was about 16 years old. His father had bought part of the Greensboro Sash, Door and Blind Co. Not long after that his father died and the lumber business was hit by a depression. Mr. Preyer gave up his plans to attend Trinity College(now Duke University) and first went to work for Guilford Lumber Co.

William married Mary Richardson June 15, 1916 in Greensboro, N.C. A couple years later he would quit his job and go work for his father-in-law at Vicks Chemical Co. During the great flu epidemic the company rapidly grew and became very successful. William would eventually become the president of the company from 1938- 1948.




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  • Created by: Brad
  • Added: 2 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 106050559
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Yost Preyer (4 Jun 1888–8 Dec 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 106050559, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Brad (contributor 47437321) .