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 Charles Howell Dockson

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Charles Howell Dockson

Birth
Illinois, USA
Death unknown
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 77053774 View Source

Chas H Dockson son of Charles and Ella DOCKSON m​ Ida J. had at least one son Sterling Lived West Capital Ave Springfield, Sangamon,​ Illinois before moving to Detroit.
Charles started out as a Machinist and was a Foreman in the punch and die department for the Illinois Watch Company Factory and lived at West Monroe, Springfield, ILL in 1910. and when he became employed by Oxweld and about that time moved to Detroit, He was with the sales department of the Oxweld Acetylene Company circa 1910. In about 1916, Charles was one of the oldest and best known apparatus salesmen in the country, he organized the Oxweld Acetylene Equipment Company latter in about 1918 changing the name to Weldit Acetylene Company 68 Grand River, Detroit. In 1922 Charles sold his interests in the and organized the C. H. DOCKSON Company at 161 E Columbus St. in Detroit. Later in the 1930's moving to 2885 E. Grand Blvd then 3839 Wabash. Where he built a large size plant and would manufactured and continue to market his welding equipment. He lived in Palmer Park at 1525 Balmoral then with his son Sterling circa 1941 he opened retail Welding stores in Detroit named for his son the Sterling Dockson Company, of the two known to exist one was located on Outer Drive and another on 8 Mile near Van Dyke. In 1940 Charles and his wife owned 87% of the Company. After a brain infection suffered by Charles in 1941 during a vacation to California, the day to day business of the company's were taken over by his son Sterling who son succeeded Harold S. Davis as director and then at some point after conducted by the Piggott's a minority owner. CH Dockson reportedly invented some forty-five devices which were used by the corporation without royalties ... The salary paid CH Dockson and his son was disallowed in part bv the Commissioner for the years 1940 and 1941.
Charles was well known throughout the oxy-acetylene welding industry as a salesman and manufacturer of equipment.
Dockson was acquired by National Touch Tip Co in the 1980's. and may still have a company building in Pontiac, MI


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