Beautifully engraved certificate from the Atlantic Securities Company. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it. This item has the handsigned signatures of the Company’s President, Archibald S. White and Secretary, William T. Hunter and is over 106 years old. Issued to and endorsed on the back by George W. Young.
WILLIAM T. HUNTER.
Wilham T. Hunter, treasurer of the Columbia Gas & Electric Company, was born in Middletown, New Jersey, on the 21st of November, 1870, being a son of Andrew and Emily C. (Thompson) Hunter of Holmdel, New Jersey. The father was a native of Edinburgh, Scotland, the first in order of birth of the three children born to his parents. He emigrated to America when a lad of seven years with his parents, who located in New Jersey, where he was reared and educated.
The boyhood and youth of William T. Hunter were spent in Jersey City. He began his business career in New York and at the age of fifteen years he went into the carpet house of W. and J. Sloane of that city, where he remained until 1893. He withdrew from their service to enter the employment of the Hills Brothers Company, importers of dried fruits and nuts, with whom he remained for about a year. For three years thereafter he worked for the Brooklyn Wharf & Warehouse Company. In 1898 he took a position as assistant secretary with the National Salt Company, where he first became associated with Archibald S. White. Four years later he and Mr. White formed the Atlantic Securities Company, of which concern Mr. Hunter was secretary and treasurer, with offices located on Wall street, New York. In 1906 the Columbia Gas & Electric Company was organized, with Mr. Hunter acting in the capacity of assistant secretary. Later he was made secretary and treasurer and subsequently he was also appointed treasurer of the Union Gas & Electric Company.
In 1898, Mr. Hunter was united in marriage to Miss Florence M. Baker of Jersey City, New Jersey, and to them have been born two children, a daughter and a son: Dorothy M., who is eleven years of age and Rollin B., who is five.
Mr. Hunter is a member of the Queen City, Hamilton County Golf, Automobile, Art and Business Men's Clubs of this city. Since becoming a resident of Cincinnati he has given conclusive proof of possessing more than average acumen and sagacity by his intelligent direction and development of the department over which he has supervision of the Columbia Gas & Electric Company. He is affiliated with the Congregational denomination and is a trustee of the Walnut Hills Congregational church.
Archibald S. WHITE:
Banker and capitalist; b. Newark, Ohio, March 23, 1867, s. Erasmus P. and Ella (Harrington ) White; ed. in schools of Newark, Ohio. Mem. firm of White & Company, bankers, N. Y. City; pres. and director Columbia Gas and Electric Co., N. Y. City; v.-p. and director Cleveland Salt Co., Alma Coal Co., Wellston, Ohio; director and mem. Exec Com. Union Gas and Elec. Co.; director Windsor Trust Co., C. K. Davis Coal Co., Wellston, Ohio, Independent Salt Co., Brooklyn, Cincinnati Gas Transportation Co., Union Light, Heat and Power Co., Covington, Kv., Cincinnati, Newport & Covington Street Ry Co., Covington, Ky., Bellevue Water, Fuel and Gaslight Co., Bellevue, Ky., Dayton Elec Light and Power Co., Dayton, Ky., Covington Gas Light Co., Covington, Ky., Citizens' Municipal Light and Power Co., Covington, Ky., South Covington and Cincinnati Street R'y Co., Covington, Ky., Covington and Latonia R'y Co., Covington, Ky., Newport Electric Street R'y Co., Covington, Cincinnati & Rosedale R'y Co., Cincinnati, West Covington and Ludlow Street R'y Co., Covington, Cincinnati, Covington & Erlanger Street R'y Co., Covington, Ky. Address: 38 Wall St., N. Y. City.
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