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Biography of Albert E. Fewell

EXTRACTED FROM: History of Minneapolis, Gateway to the Northwest; Chicago-Minneapolis, The S J Clarke Publishing Co, 1923; Edited by: Rev. Marion Daniel Shutter, D.D., LL.D.; Volume I - Shutter (Historical); volume II - Biographical; volume III - Biographical

Vol III, pg 380-383

Albert E. Fewell, president of the Excelsior Baking Company, was born June 20, 1872, on his father's farm in Iowa, and is the son of William and Gertrude (Saucer) Fewell. The Fewell family has been in America for five generations and is of English descent. After attending the local schools Mr. Fewell engaged in his father's occupa­tion of farming, which he followed until he was twenty-two years old.

In 1894 he removed to Minneapolis, where he started in the butter and egg busi­ness in a very modest way. The receipts for the first day's sales amounted to the munificent sum of one dollar and thirty-six cents. Spurred on by this inauspicious beginning, the young merchant went out to work up his trade with the encouraging result that in thirty days his daily sales amounted to one hundred dollars. After changing his location twice to meet the demands of his growing business, he located in Central Market, and also formed a partnership with Mr. R. M. Fonda in the grocery business at No. 1001 North Fifth street. Ten years later they moved to the corner of Twenty-fourth street and Hennepin avenue, where they conducted a grocery store and meat market that did a business of seventy-five thousand dollars the first year. In 1910 Mr. Fewell organized the Excelsior Baking Company. In this enterprise he was shortly joined by Mr. Lewis F. Bolser, and the two men have owned and managed the business ever since. Mr. Fewell is president of the company and Mr. Bolser is secre­tary and treasurer. They have a fine modern plant located at No. 912 East Twenty-fourth street. The original building was erected in 1910, and has had various addi­tions from time to time, as the increased volume of trade called for more space. At present an average of ninety people are regularly employed. The factory is equipped with the modern machinery that has made the production of wholesome food products under sanitary conditions a veritable science. The success which has attended Mr. Fewell's business ventures is largely due to his excellent executive ability, sound judg­ment and tireless industry, and these attributes have brought him to a prominent posi­tion in the Minneapolis industrial and commercial circles.

Mr. Fewell's marriage to Miss Mable Ives took place at St. Paul. To this union four children have been born: Marjorie, who died at the age of eleven years; Dorothy, Jeannette, and Kenneth. The daughters are now studying in the University of Minne­sota, and the son is a promising lad of twelve.

Fishing and motoring constitute the most enjoyable source of recreation to Mr. Fewell. His interest in civic affairs is indicated by his membership in the Civic and Commerce Association, and he belongs also to the Minneapolis Athletic Club. While

Mr. Fewell is a republican, he believes in supporting the best men and issues without regard to party principles. All of his life he has worked and talked for prohibition and over twenty years ago he was one of the men of vision who foresaw a dry United States.
CALIFORNIA DEATH INDEX 1940-1997 [www.ancestry.com]
ALBERT EDWIN FEWELL, MALE, b. 20 Jun 1872, Iowa, d. 30 Oct 1952, Contra Costa, ssn 469109688, mothers maiden name SAUCER

CEMETERY RECORDS: http://www.lakewoodcemetery.com/f_welcome.htm
(contains: Name, age, date of death, place of death, disposition date, location id)

Linked toAlbert Edwin FEWELL; Mable IVES

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