Clark James “C. J.” Whitney

Clark James “C. J.” Whitney

Birth
Michigan, USA
Death 21 Mar 1903 (aged 70)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Plot Section 4
Memorial ID 8877530 · View Source
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Detroit piano/organ store owner, later owning a theater chain in Michigan & Ontario and leasing the Detroit Opera House from 1879 until he died. He helped the annual return of the most-famous national performers from opera, Shakespeare, vaudeville and circuses. His successor, Bertram, his son, became President of the Whitney Amusement Co. & Manager of the Detroit Opera House, bringing the first movies to Michigan in 1896. "C. J." saw a future in electricity and served to organize the Brush Electric Co. in 1880, which became the Detroit Edison Co. in 1902 (now DTE Energy).


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  • Created by: Earl Richard Sutton
  • Added: 5 Jun 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8877530
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clark James “C. J.” Whitney (12 Jul 1832–21 Mar 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8877530, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Earl Richard Sutton (contributor 43016934) .