26 February 2014
Workday Wednesday: Zalton Fenn's Business Card
Z.M. Fenn is Zalton M. Fenn, the son of Daniel C. Fenn and Elizabeth Poor Fenn, my great grand uncle. His business card, above, states that he was a manufacturer of pillow sham holders and a dealer in 'Little Giant Tack Puller' in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Zalton lived from 1850-1908. I am not sure what year or years that he was employed in this business. I am envisioning the tack puller would be used on the tacks that are on upholstered chairs. It looks like I need to check Grand Rapids City Directories to see when he was in business. This card was found in his grandmother's, (Huldah Rowley Fenn) Bible.