William A. Voss

William A. Voss, president and manager of the Moon Lake Ice Company, Grand Rapids, was born in that city January 26, 1881, a son of Willibald and Elizabeth (Rademacher) Voss. (For biography of parents see sketch of Louis A. Voss.) He received his elementary education in St. Mary’s parochial school, after which he attended business college. His education completed, he began his business career as a certified audit accountant, a profession which he followed for five years with notable success. In 1911 he became associated with his father in the Moon Lake Ice Company, which was incorporated in 1906. Following the death of his father in 1916, William Voss became president and manager, a position which he now fills. Though the company maintains large ice houses at Moon Lake for the storage of natural ice, it also owns a large ice plant in Grand Rapids, located at 412 Douglas street, northwest, for the manufacture of ice. Under the management of William A. Voss, the concern has come to be one of the largest in its field in Grand Rapids. On November 29, 1906, he married Margaret Anne Chamberlin, the daughter of William and Helen (Colwell) Chamberlin, the former of whom is a retired resident of Pasadena, California. Mr. and Mrs. Voss have two children, Billy James and Mary Jane. Mr. Voss is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and affiliated with St. Mary’s Catholic church.


Transcriber: Nancy Myers
Created: 24 March 2005
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