YPSILANTI - The co-founder of the Hartwick-Wescott Lumber Co., Dr. Clifton C. Wescott of 410 W. Forest Ave., died yesterday at Beyer Memorial Hospital at the age of 81.
A graduate of the University of Michigan Dental College, Dr. Wescott gave up a dental practice in Grayling in 1910 to devote full time to the lumber industry, after meeting his wife, Emma, whose family held wide interests in lumber throughout southeastern Michigan.
He was born Oct. 8, 1875, at Byron Center, a son of Leslie Dillon and Hattie Stevens Wescott. After graduation from Byron Center High School, he taught for a year at schools in Berea, O.
He was graduated as a dentist from the University of Michigan in 1899. He was married to Emma M. Hanson in Grayling. She died Oct. 26, 1952.
In 1911, Dr. Wescott managed a sawmill in Ewen for an uncle of his wife. He was manager of the Hartwick Lumber Company of Detroit from 1915 to 1926. After this firm was sold, the dentist and his wife formed the Hartwick-Wescott Lumber Company, here.
Dr. Wescott was secretary-treasurer of the company and general manager and has been active in Ypsilanti civic affairs.
He served on the Board of Commerce and Community Chest drives. He also was a member of the Ypsilanti Rotary Club, Ypsilanti Commandery, Ypsilanti Forum Club, and Washtenaw County Club and the Congregational Church.
Dr. Wescott is survived by a son, Hanson C. Wescott of Ypsilanti, and a daughter, Mrs. Ernest L. Bridge of Detroit; a sister, Mrs. William West of Cleveland, O., five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Geer Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gordon C. Speer and the Rev. Harvey Colburn officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Friends may call at the Geer Funeral Home.
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Dr. Clifton C. Wescott
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