Vincent G. McCourt

Page 474 - Vincent G. McCourt, secretary and treasurer of the Spade Tire Company, 7 Fulton street, west, Grand Rapids, was born in Akron, Ohio, on January 2, 1895. He gained his early education in the parochial and public schools of Akron and later attended the Assumption college at Sandwich, Ontario, Canada. He entered upon his business career in the capacity of foreman and timekeeper for the Doolittle & Garland Construction Company, with headquarters in Kent, Ohio. He came to Grand Rapids and associated with the American Seating Company of Grand Rapids as assistant purchasing agent. He answered the call of his country during the World war upon his enlistment in naval service on April 9, 1917, and served until October 19, 1919. He was overseas for eighteen months, and served with a special mission at Amsterdam, the Netherlands, charged with returning Dutch ships to their owners in that country. Upon his return to civic life he became associated with Ira N. Spade, and remained with that growing business, which, on April 10, 1924, was incorporated, with Mr. McCourt as secretary and treasurer. In religion he is a member of the Catholic church, maintains fraternal activity in the Knight of Columbus and B. P. O. Elks, and membership in the Navy Club and American Legion. He was married at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago on February 17, 1922, to Miss Helen Madigan of Grand Rapids, and they maintain a pleasant home in this city.

Transcriber:  Nancy Myers
Created:  2 October 2003