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William Huttig

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William Huttig was born in Muscatine, Iowa, November 26, 1859.  His education was received in the public schools, and at the age of ten he went to work for his father, a pioneer in the sash and door business.  The young William was started in at the very bottom, his daily wage being twenty cents, but he worked up.

     The business was moved to Kansas City in 1882.  At that time the Western Sash and Door Company was capitalized for $30,000, but to-day its capitalization is $800,000.  Mr. Huttig is president of the company.

     The business was moved to Kansas City, in 1882.  At that time the Western Sash and Door Company was capitalized for $30,000, but to-day its capitalization is $800,000.  Mr. Huttig is president of the company.

     He is also vice-president of the Fidelity Trust Company, a director in the Eagle Manufacturing Company, the Sonora Development Company, and the Kansas City and Arkansas Development Company.  He is also one of the executive members of the Mexico & Orient Railroad.

     Mr. Huttig is a very public spirited man, and has played a prominent part in the upbringing of the town.  He belongs to the Commercial Club and the Kansas City Club.  He was married June 16, 1896, to Miss Nannie Holmes, daughter of J. T. Holmes.  They have one daughter.  Mr. Huttig has three sons by a former wife.
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