Thomas Franklin Newman
Thomas Franklin Newman was born in Cleveland, Ohio, April 8, 1853, at which port he was reared and obtained a liberal education. In 1872 he entered the employ of the Detroit & Cleveland Steam Navigation Co., as receiving clerk in Cleveland, and remained with the firm for twenty years, resigning to take the general management of the Cleveland & Buffalo Transit line. Mr. Newman's business career has been of a steady and successful growth, beginning as clerk with the Detroit & Cleveland line and working his way upward to the office of general agent at Cleveland, succeeding the late Capt. L.A. Pierce, in 1882, and ultimately resigning that position to assume the duties of the more important office in the new line of steamers.
In 1882, Mr. Newman married Miss Carrie L. Glover, daughter of Luther M. Glover, of Howell, Mich. He has resided in Cleveland since that time, and is highly respected by his business associates and widely known as a business-like and courteous traffic manager.
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This version of Volume II is based, with permission, on the work of the great volunteers at the Marine Captains Biographies site. To them goes the credit for reorganizing the content into some coherent order. The biographies in the original volume are in essentially random order.
Some of the transcription work was also done by Brendon Baillod, who maintains an excellent guide to Great Lakes Shipwreck Research.