Clay Harvey Hollister
Pg. 176 (Fisher 1918)

Clay Harvey Hollister was born at Grand Rapids, Mich., Oct. 7, 1863, son of Harvey J. and Martha (Clay) Hollister. He received his preliminary education in the education in the schools of Grand Rapids and taking a literary course in Amherst College graduated in that institution with the class of 1886. After some preliminary business training he came through the different official places until he became president, the position he now occupies. Mr. Hollister was married Dec. 19, 1888 to Miss Justina H. Merrick, daughter of Timothy and Susan (Medbury) Merrick, of Holyoke, Mass. Of this union there have been born four children: Paul M. is in New York City, Martha C. is at home; George M., is a soldier in the French Army, having been a student at Harvard College prior to the great world war, and Clay H., Jr. is at home. Mr. Hollister is a Republican in politics, but has filled no official positions, other than member of the school board, which he has been the incumbent of during !
the past eight years. He is a member of the Park Congregational Church and is at present time chairman of its board of trustees. He is a member of the Peninsular, Kent, O-Wash-ta-nong and Colonial clubs, and of the Association of Commerce.

Fisher's History of Grand Rapids, 1928
Location: Grand Rapids Public Library
Created: 9 April 2002