Abraham G. Ghysels

Page 258 - Abraham G. Ghysels who is president of the corporation of A. G. Ghysels & Company, one of the well directed and important concerns engaged in the investment banking and brokerage business in the city of Grand Rapids, has gained standing and reputation as one of the vital and successful business men of his native city. He was born in Grand Rapids on the 9th of August, 1898, and is a son of Abraham G. and Cornelia P. (Manni) Ghysels, both of whom were born in the fair old Netherlands of Europe and who were young folks at the time of their immigration to the United States. The father was for many years engaged in the retail grocery business in Grand Rapids and gained place as a substantial and highly esteemed citizen. Abraham G. Ghysels, Jr., of this review, supplemented the discipline of the Grand Rapids public schools by attending Calvin College, at Grand Rapids. Through association with the Corrigan Company of Grand Rapids, he gained thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the various details and policies of the investment-banking business, and in August, 1923, he formed an alliance with Myron Hopkins and engaged independently in this line of business, under the corporate title of Hopkins, Ghysels & Company, the incorporation of the concern having taking place March 20,19224, and Mr. Hopkins having retired from the concern in the early part of 1925, since which the business has been successfully continued under the title of A. G. Ghysels & Company. Mr. Ghysels is a progressive, reliable and ambitious young business man and as executive head of a representative investment corporation he is making a record of distinctive success and making a reputation that is in itself a most valuable business asset. The other members of the directorate of A. G. Ghysels & Company are William B. Banks, M. T. VandenBosch, E. L. Kinsey, L. J. DeLamarter, and M. C. Westrate, and the business of this enterprising and reliable corporation, marked by the most effective service to clients, is constantly expanding in scope and importance. Mr. Ghysels was married January 7, 1924, to Miss Laura DeLamarter, daughter of Louis J. and Charlotte (Clay) DeLamarter, the latter a representative of one of the honored and influential pioneer families of Grand Rapids.

Transcriber: Nancy Myer
Created: 20 June 2003
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