Biography 1892: (Added Jan. 2009)
Portrait and Biographical Record of Saginaw and Bay Counties, MI
Chicago Biographical Publishing Co. - 1892 (Pages 969-970)
CHARLES J. BOUSFIELD.
This young gentleman who is secretary of the successful and enterprising firm of Bousfield & Co., is a popular and throughly respected citizen of Bay City. (For full details of the factory and business of this firm we refer our readers to the biography of Alfred E. Bousfield upon another page of this record.)
Our subject was born in Cleveland, Ohio, January 9, 1862, and is a son of John and Sarah (Featherhouse) Bousfield, whose biography is given in the sketch of their son Alfred. Charles was reared in Cleveland and educated in the public and high schools of that city until he reached the age of seventeen, when he entered his father's offices as bookkeeper for the Ohio Wooden Ware Manufactory Company, and remained there until 1884, at which time he came to Bay City with his brother Alfred, and located here, forming with him the firm of Bousfield & Co. Since his first coming here he has been Secretary of the business, and later became its Secretary and Treasurer.
This young man has a brilliant future before him as he has naturally fine qualifications for a business career, and is possessed of more than ordinary enterprise and energy. His heredity and training have given him a thorough command of business methods, and his social qualities attract the good will and interest of all who know him.
Charles J. Bousfield is Master of the Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in Bay City, and a member of the Council and the Royal Arch Masons. He is Captain-General of the Bay City Commandery of Knights Templar, and has reached the thirty-second degree of Masonry, besides being a member of the Mystic Shrine of Detroit. The Masons of Bay City are now constructing a Temple at the corner of Madison Avenue and Sixth Street. This gentleman is a charter member and Trustee of the Building Association and Chairman of the Building Committee. This beautiful building is being put up at an expense of $75,000. Mr. Bousfield was a delegate to the Grand Lodge at Saginaw, and also to the Grand Chapel at Grand Rapids. He is staunch Republican in his political views, and is a member of the Knights of the Maccabees.