Edward D Stair

Edward D Stair

Death 1951 (aged 91–92)
Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 11579093 · View Source
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EDWARD D. STAIR SR.. Owner of the Detroit Free Press, Fortunate in possessing character and ability that inspire confidence in others, the simple weight of these qualities has carried Edward D. STAIR to important business relations in the field of journalism, banking and corporate interests of Detroit. He was born at Morenci, Michigan, March 29, 1859, d. 1951 buried in the STAIR mausoleum, Woodlawn Cemetery Detroit. He is a son of Jaco STAIRb b. abt 1833 PA and Maryette BECKWITH b. 1839 MI. In the public schools of his native city he pursued his education, lived in Coldwater, Branch County in 1870, and began his career as a country newspaper publisher in Morenci in 1876. 1880 he was a printer in Midland MI. He was thus engaged continuously until 1888, when he retired from the ownership of the Livingston Republican at Howell, Michigan. In the same year lie entered upon theatrical management in New York by producing a play which he had written and for a number of years he was thus connected with amusement interests in the east. Theatrical Lawyer, owned Lycem Theater in Detroit.

In 1901 he reentered the newspaper field through the purchase of an interest in the Detroit Journal and was the President which was sold to the Detroit news, and he extended his connections by purchase to the Detroit Free Press in 1906. For a number of years he was identified with these papers as president of the Free Press Company and also of the Detroit Journal Company, but disposed of his interests in the Journal a few years ago. He is likewise identified with banking interests as a director of the First & Old Detroit National Bank and the Detroit Trust Company. He is also one of the principal stockholders in the Paige Motor Company, and the Detroit Creamery Company, thus being identified with two of the important and extensive productive industries of the city, and lie is also the president of the United States Amusement Company, director of the First National Company and a director of the Detroit Creamery Company. Throughout his business career his plans have been carefully formulated and promptly executed, bringing him to the goal of his desire in connection with some of the most important of the business and corporate interests of Detroit. On the 2d of July, 1888, in New York city, Mr. STAIR was married abt 1888 to Miss Grace COOKSON, who wrote the book Bird of Passage, and Lady of France. The STAIR's have become parents of a son and a daughter: Edward Douglas STAIR II b. abt 1903 OH m. Kathleen HAMPER and Nancy Katherine STAIR, b. abt 1901 OH. m. Count Pierre de ROSTANG of GP. b. abt 1893. Mr. STAIR is a thirty-second degree Mason and belongs to the Detroit Club, the Old Club, the Country Club, Detroit Golf Club, the Green Room and the Oakland Hills Country Club.
In 1900-1905 lived 594 Cass AVE. In 1910 lived 645 Woodward Ave, 1912-1914 1123 Woodward, 1917-1920 lived 1750 Jefferson Ave. 8330 Jefferson Ave Summer residence Great Neck, Long Island.

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