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Guide to the Papers of H. William Geils
1899-1916
  MS 242

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 09, 2011
Description is in English.

Biographical Note

H. William Geils (b. 1890/91) lived in the Yorkville neighborhood of Manhattan and in the Bronx with his parents, John L. and Sophie (Lankenau) Geils, and a brother Henry Louis (also Heinrich Ludwig). He attended P.S. 77, the High School of Commerce, and Packard Commercial School in Manhattan. He worked as a cashier and bookkeeper for A. Anderson Newspaper Advertising (August 1904 to December 1905), W & J Sloane department store (c. 1907), and Dieges & Clust, manufacturers of medals and trophies (1910 to 1915). In the summer of 1915 he traveled west to attend a Shriners' convention and visit an uncle in San Francisco, CA. He returned to New York in the late summer and began working for a stock brokerage firm on Wall Street.