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Darius McLean -- from "Book of Detroiters"

Darius McLean is listed as follows:

McLEAN, Darius, manufacturer of prefumes; born, Oxley, Ont., Oct. 13,1861; son of Jacob and Anna Angeline (Beeman) McLean; educated in Detroit public schools; married, Oct. 3, 1894, Cora Gates Davies, of Detroit; children: William Wilbur, Gertrude S. (Mrs. E. L. Slater, of St. Louis). Began active career in employ of E. N. Lightner & Co., manufacturers of perfumes, Detroit, 1873, continuing until 1900; then engaged alone as manufacturer of perfumes; business was absorbed by the Allan-Pfeiffer Co., St. Louis, 1902, and he became general manager same; was awarded grand prize, perfumes, at World's Fair, St. Louis, 1904; withdrew from business associations in St. Louis, 1906, and returned to Detroit, building up present McLean Laboratory, of which is sole owner. Awarded gold medal for perfume at Paris Exposition, 1911. Progressive in politics. Episcopalian; trustee Trinity Church. Club: Detroit Yacht. Recreations: yachting, fishing. Office: 156 Myrtle street.

Posted: 01/27/2008




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