Biography of the Jamison Brothers
Sons of John W. and Prudence Jamison
JAMISON BROTHERS, grocers, Lafayette, are among the active and enterprising business men of this city, and by their genial and accommodating manners and strict attention to the wants of their customers, they have established a good trade. The business was established in 1879 by A. R. JAMISON, who conducted it alone for something over three years, when C. B. JAMISON was admitted as a partner. A. R. JAMISON retired from the firm November 1, 1884, his place being taken by GEORGE A. JAMISON, although he had been connected with the business for a year before that time. The firm of JAMISON BROTHERS also deals in buggies, wagons and farm implements, doing an extensive business in this line.
GEORGE A. JAMISON, a member of the above firm, was born in Wabash Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, April 25, 1853. He was educated at Purdue University, passing through the sophomore year, and for several years taught school at Chauncey. He then represented the Western Publishing Company of Chicago, Illinois, throughout the East for four years, when he returned to Tippecanoe County and engaged in his present business at Lafayette. He is a member of Lafayette Lodge, No. 15, I.O.O.F., and is also a member of the Knights of Pythias. Politically he is a Republican. He was united in marriage in Tippecanoe County to MISS RUTH DAVIS, whose father, ISAAC DAVIS, was one of the early settlers of the county.
C. B. JAMISON, mentioned above, is a native of Tippecanoe County, born in Wabash Township, November 12, 1857, and was educated, like his brother, at Purdue University. He commenced his business career as a clerk for A. R. JAMISON, becoming a member of the firm of A. R. JAMISON & BROTHER in 1882, which was changed to JAMISON BROTHERS when GEORGE A. became a partner in the business. C. B. JAMISON was married in this city to LIZZIE I. MARTIN, a daughter of WILLIAM Z. MARTIN. He is a member of the Odd Fellows order, belonging to Friendship Lodge, No. 22, and is also a member of the Royal Arcanum.
JOHN W. JAMISON, the father of the JAMISON BROTHERS, was a Kentuckian by birth, and was reared in his native State until attaining the age of about nineteen years. He then came to Tippecanoe County, Indiana, with his father, JOHN W. JAMISON, Sr., who made his home in this county until his death. The father of our subject was a grain merchant with office at foot of South street, Lafayette. He was married in the county to MISS PRUDENCE WRIGHT, whose parents were among the early settlers of the county. MR. JOHN W. JAMISON spent most of his time in Wabash Township after becoming a resident of this county, and died March 28, 1876. MRS. JAMISON is yet living in Chauncey, being now sixty-one years of age.
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