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Edward E. Corliss (1859-?)
Born in Albany, N.Y., newspaper business and city treasure in Bay City.

Biography. - Added April, 2011.

History of Bay County, Michigan - Gansser, 1905.


One of the best-known citizens of Bay City, Michigan, who was identified with the city press for many years and now is city treasurer, was born March 11, 1859, at Albany, New York, and is a son of R. B. and Catherine W. (Ward) Corliss.

The parents of Mr. Corliss resided at Albany for many years, the father following the trade of painter there during all his active life, and his death taking place there in 1874. His widow removed to Bay City, Michigan, where she died in 1890, aged 74 years. Our subject has two sisters, vis: Mrs. F. L. Wands and Mrs. W. W. Basset, both of Bay City.

E. E. Corliss was reared at Albany and completed his education in the Boy's Academy of that city. He has been a resident of Bay City for more than a quarter of a century and has been a prominent figure during the greater part of this time. For many years previously and up to 1899, had had charge of the circulation department of the Bay City Times and Tribune and gained a wide acquaintance and hosts of friends in his newspaper connection. His political association has always been with the Republican party and he has been one of its most efficient workers. He served one term as supervisor of the 11th District, and in 1899 was elected deputy city treasurer, serving in that office continuously until April, 1903, when he was elected to his present office of city treasurer. His public service has reflected credit both upon himself and the city.

Mr. Corliss married at Albany, New York, being united to Anna M. Smith, of that city, and they have two children, viz: Edna, who married George H. Floyd, of the Fletcher Hardware Company, of Detroit, and has one daughter, Virginia; and Catherine, who is a student in the Bay City High School. The pleasant family residence is situated on North Farragut street.

Mr. Corliss has many agreeable fraternal connections, belonging to the Masonic Blue Lodge and Council at Bay City; the Elks, Knights of Pythias, Knights of Maccabees and the Royal Arcanum.

Elected city treasurer. - Added April, 2011.

Municipal Journal and Engineer, Vol. 26., No. 16 - 1909

Page 705.

HINE, GUSTAVES, Mayor of Bay City, Mich., has been defeated for re-election by Edward E. Evans; Edward E. Corliss has been elected City Treasurer; Edward E. Prohazka, Comptroller, and Lovell U. Grant, Recorder.

Additional Notes.

    1893 Directory: Bay City, Mich.

  • Bay City News Co., The (Edward E. Corliss, John A Hopkins), publrs The Bay City News N Water.
  • Corliss, Edward E. (The Bay City News Co.), res 416 N. McLellan.

    1909 Report on Building and Loan Associations

  • The Savings Building and Loan Assocation. Bay City, Michigan. - Border of Directors: President, Henry B. Smith, Edward E. Corliss, Jas. C. McCabe, Martin M. Andrews, J. Fred Asman, Fred W. Defoe, Wm. O. Clift, Sidney J. Tennant, Allen G. Plum.
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People Referenced
Andrews, Martin M.
Ashman, J. Fred
Bassett, W.W. Mrs. (sis)
Clift, William O.
Corliss, Catherine (dau)
Corliss, Edna (dau)
Corliss, Edward E. (subject)
Corliss, R.B. (father)
DeFoe, Fred W.
Floyd, George H. (s-inlaw)
Floyd, Virginia (niece)
Grant, Lovell U.
Hine, Gustaves
Hopkins, John A.
McCabe, James C.
Plum, Allen G.
Prohazka, Edward E.
Smith, Anna M. (wife)
Smith, Henry B.
Tennant, Sidney J.
Ward, Catherine (mother)
Wands, F.L. Mrs. (sis)
Subjects Referenced
Albany, NY
Bay City, MI
Bay City High School
Bay City News Co.
Bay City Times Tribune
Detroit, MI
Fletcher Hardware Co.
Savings Bldg & Loan
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