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Frank H. Shearer (1868-1942)
Son of George H. and Laura (Herbut) Shearer, of Bay City, MI

1892: Biography. (Added Nov. 2007)

Portrait and Biographical Record of Saginaw and Bay Counties, Michigan
1892: Portrait Publishing Company, Chicago


The sparkle of precious metals and the glitter of jewels proves every man and woman to be a child, insomuch as they are fascinated by the gleam and glitter. One of the most attractive windows on Centre Avenue is that which is filled with the jeweler’s work, and which belongs to the firm of F. H. Shearer & Co., of Bay City. It is located at No. 205 Center Avenue, and admirably placed to invite the attention of purchasers. Our subject is a native of Bay City, haven been born here March 13, 1868. He is a son of George H. and Laura (Herbut) Shearer, of whom a more extended biographical sketch may be found in another portion of this book.

The young man received his education in this city and was graduated from the High School in 1886. After that he devoted himself for a time learning the business of watchmaking and engraving. After having become proficient in these specialties, he established himself in business in this city November 20, 1889, at the same place where he is now located. His stock includes the choicest and most elegant display of silverware, jewelry, diamonds, bric-a-crac and bronzes, and he has by far the finest store in the city and, indeed, in Northern Michigan.

Commanding the best trade of a rich country, it is necessary that our subject should carry a fine stock of goods, and he has constantly on hand a stock that varies in value from $30,000 to $50,000. Thus far he has done a very successful business, and as his judgment and taste are perfect in his chosen line of business, he cannot but continue to grow in popularity. He has much business ability, and although still a young man, his foresight and acuteness is worthy of many an older and more experienced business man.

Socially Mr. Shearer belongs to the Masonic fraternity, being a member of Bay City Lodge No. 129, Blanchard Chapter, No. 59, and Bay City Council, No. 53, R. & S. M. He belongs also to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He resides at the home of his father, No. 1101 Fifth Avenue.

Reference Notes & Pages

Frank is buried in the family plat at Elm Lawn Cemetery.
Related Pages:
George H. Shearer (father)
People Referenced
Herbut, Laura (mother)
Shearer, Geo. H. (father)
Subjects Referenced
Bay City
F.H. Shearer & Co.
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