David H. Spangler

Pg. 404 - David H. Spangler is proprietor of a manufacturing enterprise which has done much to place the name of Grand Rapids before the people of the state and nation. He is the owner of the Spangler Cigar Company, which though but a few years old, already enjoys a large trade. He was born in York, Pennsylvania, April 17, 1882, the son of John and Sarah (Daron) Spangler, both of whom are dead. He was educated in the public schools of his native city and at an early age entered the employ of a cigar manufacturing concern. For many years, he remained in the employ of the York branch of the General Cigar Company of New York City. The energy with which he applied himself to the duties of his position influenced the officers of the company to send him to Grand Rapids to handle the cigar trade of the firm. After a year spent in the city, he resigned his position with the company and went into the cigar manufacturing business for himself. He has now developed a large trade not only throughout Michigan but also through the entire country. His leading brands of cigars are Miss Grand Rapids, Black Chief, and El Spancico. By his achievement, he has won himself a place among the foremost business executives of the city. In June 1910, he married Miss Jennie Shiffer, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Shiffer, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Mr. and Mrs. Spangler have one daughter, Whyoma, who is now living in Detroit. Mr. Spangler is an active member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. His leisure time away from the cares of his business is spent in hunting and fishing, sports of which he is an ardent follower.

Transcriber: Mary Huizen
Created: 12 March 2003