Raymond C. Kahler

Pages 381-382 - Raymond C. Kahler, manager and operating executive of the Radcliffe Storage Company, of Grand Rapids, is the third generation of his family now living in Grand Rapids. He was born in that city May 17, 1899, the son of Charles H. Kahler. Captain Eli A. Kahler, the grandfather of our subject, served in the Union army during the Civil war in which he won his captainís commission. He has the distinction of being the oldest member of the Masonic lodge in the state of Michigan. He is now living at 225 Spencer street, Grand Rapids. Charles H. Kahler, the father of Raymond C. Kahler, was born in Lockport, New York, and was brought to Greenfield, Michigan, by his parents and in his thirteenth year they removed to Grand Rapids. He engaged in the real estate business and in carpenter contracting. He was active in politics and served two terms as deputy sheriff. He now spends his winters at Lake Worth, Florida, near Palm Beach, where he has a winter home. He is the owner of several cottages at Reed lake, Kent county, Michigan. Raymond C. Kahler was educated in the public schools of Grand Rapids and of Palm Beach, Florida, attending high school in the latter city. Following his graduation from the high school, he went to Quincy, Illinois, where he matriculated in a commercial college and pursued a special commercial course. After completing his course there, he entered the employ of the Bell Telephone Company, working in the traffic department of the corporation for eight years. At the expiration of that time, he resigned to accept the position of manager and operating executive with the Radcliffe Storage Company of Grand Rapids, an office which he is capably filling at the present time. The Radcliffe Storage Company was founded in 1885 by Evert M. Radcliffe. The company does a tremendous volume of business, long distance moving being done in addition to the usual moving and packing in the city. Mr. Kahler, through his administration of the office of manager of the company is recognized as one of the able commercial executives in Grand Rapids business circles. He married Miss Margaret OíLeary, December 1, 1923, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis OíLeary, the former of whom is dead and the latter living in Grand Rapids. Mr. Kahler is a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Grand Rapids Canoe Club. In following his hobby of motoring, he has toured many of the states of the Union.


Transcriber:  Nancy Myers
Created: 11 August 2003
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