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Consolidation of the Bush-Clift Insurance Agency (1895)
The Bay City Tribune.
  • Transcribed (September 2005)
  • Bay City Tribune - August 4, 1895.

    A STRONG COMBINATION.
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    INSURANCE AGENCIES CONSOLIDATED AND ARE ONE.
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    JOHN DRAKE AND BUSH & CLIFT UNITE THEIR FORCES.
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    A few weeks ago The Tribune announced the consolidation of the old and well established insurance agency of Bush and Clift who recently succeeded the late James B. Corwin, and John Drake. The business of the consolidation will be conducted under the firms name of BUSH & CLIFT, in their present location, rooms 306 and 307 Crapo block, to which Mr. Drake has moved and where he may be found in the future by his numerous patrons and friends.

    Mr. Drake is the pioneer insurance agent of the Saginaw Valley, having been in the business since 1849 and all know him.

    Mr. A. E. Bush has been associated with the agency of which he is now one of the representatives, for the past seventeen years and during that period all losses have been paid promptly and with litigation. This speaks well for his business ability.

    Mr. W. O. Clift is favorably known as a general pleasant gentleman and will add strength and popularity to the firm. He is now giving his entire attention to the business.

    The fourteen companies represented by these agencies are the strongest and best doing business in this community and the combination will give the new firm facilities for writing large lines of insurance that are certainly unequaled in the Saginaw Valley.

    The firm not only does a fire insurance business but write life and accident risks in the Travelersí Insurance Co., of Hartford, Conn., which is conceded by all to be the strongest accident company in the world. They will also do a plate glass business, representing one of the best companies in this line. In connection with the insurance they also have money to loan on desirable real estate security.

    The consolidation makes an unusually strong combination, and one which will be regarded by the community as an eminently representative insurance bureau.

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    Crapo block
    n.w. cor. Washington & Center.

    The Bush-Clift Ins. Agency was succeeded by the Moulthrop-Clift Agency, which is today one of the oldest continuous businesses in Bay County.
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    Heritage/Businesses:
    Moulthrop-Clift Ins.
    People Referenced
    Bush, A.E.
    Clift, W.O.
    Corwin, James B.
    Drake, John
    Subjects Referenced
    Bush-Clift Ins. Agency
    Crapo block
    Hartford, CT
    Pioneer ins. agent
    Travelers' Ins. Co.
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    GAS COMPANY ACCEPTS.
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    The Ordinance Passes by the Common Council.
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    The Bay City Gas Light company yesterday filed with the city recorder a written accepatance of the ordinance adopted by the common council last Monday night.
    The acceptance read as follows:
    Bay City, August 1, 1895,
    The Bay City Gas Light company hereby files its written assent to and acceptance of the terms, conditions and provisions of an ordinance adopted by the common council of Bay City, on Monday the twenty-ninth day of July, A.D., 1895 in accordance with the terms and conditions there of. BAY CITY GAS LIGHT CO.
    By James Clements, president
    Charles R. Wells, sec'y.-treas.
    WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.