Chauncy H. Shearer (1858-1926)
Son of James and Margaret (Hutchinson) Shearer.
1892: Biography. (Added Nov. 2007)
Portrait and Biographical Record of Saginaw and Bay Counties, Michigan 1892: Portrait Publishing Company, Chicago
CHAUNCY H. SHEARER. ________
The affable Teller of the Bay County Savings Bank, to which position he has been promoted in recognition of his business-like qualities, is the gentleman whose name stands above. He had held his present post in the bank since its incorporation in 1884. Mr. Shearer was born in Detroit, December 11, 1858, and is a son ofJames Shearer, whose biographical sketch will be found on another page of the Record. Our subject was but seven years old when his family removed to Bay City. Here he received the rudiments of his education and graduated from the High School.
On finishing his preparatory course and passing satisfactorily and with honor an examination, he entered Cornell University at Ithaca, N. Y., and remained at that institution for two years. While there, meeting young men from all portions of the country and indeed of the globe, our subject was inevitably broadened and his outlook, even upon business life, was much more extended than it otherwise would have been. Returning home he entered the real-estate firm of James Shearer & Son, which was finally changed to the name of Shearer Bros., he becoming one of the managers, the firm being our subject, George Henry, and James B. Shearer. His connection with them lasted until after entering the bank. They did a very large real-estate business in the city, but our subject now gives his whole attention to, and his interests center exclusively in the bank.
Chauncy H. Shearer was united in marriage April 6, 1880 to Miss M. Louise, daughter of Charles G. Deshler, of Columbus, Ohio. Two children have graced this union, both daughters, who bear the names of Margaret E., and Marie Louise D. Mr. And Mrs. Shearer are worshipers at the Trinity Episcopal Church, and are numbered among the prominent young supporters of that denomination. They have a lovely home in the finest portion of the city and it is located at No. 1015 Center Street.