Stuart J. C. Heyboer

Stuart J. C. Heyboer has shown both versatility and progressiveness in connection with the enterprises that have given him place among the representative business men of the younger generation in his native city of Grand Rapids. Here he is engaged in the wholesale drug sundries business, under the title of the Heyboer Company, and in the wholesale stationery business, under the title of Heyboer Stationery Company. The general headquarters of both establishments are at 3 Ionia avenue, northwest. Mr. Heyboer was born in Grand Rapids, April 21, 1894, and is a son of John C. and Emma (Stoel) Heyboer, the former of whom was a child of four years when his parents established their residence in Grand Rapids, and the latter of whom was born and reared in this city, where her father, the late Cornelius Stoel, was an early settler. After completing his studies in the high school Stuart J. C. Heyboer became associated with the business affairs in his native city. In 1916 he organized the Heyboer Company, of which he has since been president and manager and which has developed a prosperous wholesale and jobbing business in the sale of druggists’ sundries throughout the territory normally tributary to Grand Rapids as a distributing center. In the same territory has been built up also a substantial business by the Heyboer Stationery Company, of which Mr. Heyboer likewise was the organizer and of which he is the executive head. He has membership in the Michigan State Pharmaceutical Association, the Travelers Protective Association, and the Grand Rapids Association of Commerce. Mr. Heyboer is affiliated with both York and Scottish Rite bodies of the Masonic fraternity, including the Knights Templar, the Mystic Shrine and the Order of the Eastern Star. He is a member of the Masonic Country Club, the Cascade Hills Country Club, and the American Legion, and both he and his wife are active members of the Park Congregational church. The World war service of Mr. Heyboer was with the medical corps of the Fortieth Michigan Volunteer Infantry. In the year 1918 was recorded the marriage of Mr. Heyboer to Miss Helen Thorndill, daughter of Edward G. Thorndill, a representative business man of Grand Rapids, and the one child of this union is a son, Philip J.

Transcriber: Nancy Myers
Created: 20 February 2005