George Willis Pack
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|George Willis Pack|
Peterboro, New York
|Died||August 31, 1906
Long Island, New York
|Children||Charles Lathrop Pack
|Parents||George Pack, Jr.
George Willis Pack (born 1831, Peterboro, New York; d. August 31, 1906, Southampton, Long Island, New York) was a second-generation timberman on Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Building on his father's legacy, over the course of several decades, Pack successfully developed his timber businesses, becoming one of Michigan's first millionaires. His son, Charles Lathrop Pack; and grandson, Randolph Greene Pack, carried on the family tradition.
Life and career
In 1864, with Woods and Jeremiah Jenks, George Willis Pack established a second sawmill, Pack, Jenks & Company, also near Sand Beach.
A third firm, Woods & Company, in Port Crescent, Michigan, was formed in 1870.
Firms, places, and dates
- Carrington, Pack & Company, Sand Beach, Michigan, 1860–70
- Pack, Jenks & Company, Sand Beach, Michigan, 1864–70
- Woods & Company, Port Crescent, Michigan, 1870–78
- Pack, Woods & Company, Oscoda, Michigan, 1878–1901
- Huron County, Michigan - 5,000 acres (20 km2) of timber
- Pinnebog River, Michigan - 25,000 acres (100 km2) of pine lands
- "George Willis Pack: A Name That Will Endure", A Virtual Exhibit, University of North Carolina at Asheville, August 2006
- Eyle, pp. 2–9
- Eyle, Alexandra. 1992. Charles Lathrop Pack: Timberman, Forest Conservationist, and Pioneer in Forest Education. Syracuse, NY: ESF College Foundation and College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Distributed by Syracuse University Press. Available:Google books
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