Lloyd A Tillson
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/12/2010 at 13:59:41
Lloyd A Tillson, of Boone, is a member of the well known plumbing and heating firm of T E Nelson & Company he is the outside representative for this business and has done much toward establishing it upon a profitable basis. He was born in Boone, November 4, 1880, and is a son of Josiah P Tillson, who was born in Otsego, New York.
Lloyd A Tillson was educated in the public schools of Boone, graduating with the class of 1898. He received his first lessons under Miss Adelaide Skliba and graduated from high school under Professor Miller. He then for two years pursued a course of mechanical engineering in the Iowa State College at Ames. At the end of that time he entered the employ of Sutherin & Company, working for four years in their plubming shop, at here he laid the foundation for the valuavle knowledge which he now uses in promoting his own interests. In 1905 he became connnected with C B Sherman in the plumbing business, the headquarters of the firm being at No 618 Story street, and he continued in that partnership until 1908, selling his interest to Mr Sherman in that year and establishing business alone at No 1009 Story street. He there remained for two years, disposing of his interests at the end of that time and acquiring half share in the firm of T E Nelson & Company. Mr Tillson has since given his sole attention toward the upbuildig of business, and the firm enjoys the highest reputation being engaged in sanitary plumbing and the installation of steam and hot water heating. Not only is he an expert in his particualr trade but an excellent business man, the success of the firm being founded upon efficiency, thoroughness and honesty. The honrable principles with influence all his actions have become the policy of the firm.
On June 7, 1905, Mr Tillson was united in marriage to Miss Florence Stokes, of Boone, her parents being Isaac and Margaret (Kennedy) Stokes. They have three children, Robert Lloyd and Howard Dow, twins, and Jack Edwin. Mr Tillson stands high in his community as a business man and citizen, being ever ready to promote enterprise which will prove of value to the city. Although he is not politically active, he is public-spirited and is conceded to be a factor in the development of his community and county.
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