Wellington C. Robertson

Page 604 - Wellington C. Robertson has been a resident of Grand Rapids nearly forty years and of Michigan since he was a boy of seven years, his parents, Archibald and Charity (Brailey) Robertson, the former of whom was of Scotch descent and the latter of whom was English, having come from Ontario, Canada, to Michigan in 1864, and having established their home in Shiawassee county, the remainder of their lives having been passed in this state, in which they gained a goodly measure of pioneer precedence. Archibald Robertson was born in Canada and his wife in England. The early education of Wellington C. Robertson was obtained principally in the public schools of Shiawassee county, and he was but a boy when he entered upon an apprenticeship to the printerís trade and thus initiated a discipline that has consistently been termed the equivalent of a liberal education. He became a skilled compositor, and as such he was employed several years in the Michigan state printing office, at Lansing. He then, in 1887, came to Grand Rapids, where for three years he was employed as a compositor in the office of the Grand Rapids Democrat and two years in that of the Grand Rapids Leader, the successor of which is the present Grand Rapids Daily Herald. After severing his association with the "art preservative," Mr. Robertson was for several years an executive of the local justice court, and in 1900 he was appointed the first clerk of the newly established municipal court of Grand Rapids. Since 1904 he has been independently engaged in business under the title of the W. C. Robertson Company, and his well organized service includes the making of collections, the supplying of credit advices to clients, and the making of commercial adjustments. Since 1919 Mr. Robertson has maintained real estate and fire insurance departments in connection with his business, and such is his place in popular confidence and esteem in this community, and such the efficiency of his business service, that he has gained and retained a substantial and representative clientage. He is a member of the Grand Rapids Real Estate Board, the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, and for many years has affiliated with the Modern Woodmen of America. In 1886 Mr. Robertson wedded Miss Caroline M. Mix, daughter of the late Charles Mix, of Shiawassee county, and the one child of this union is Miss Winifred C.


Transcriber: Nancy Myers
Created: 13 December 2002
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