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Ceilan Milo Spitzer

Ceilan Milo Spitzer, American banker.


  • Spitzer, Ceilan Milo was born on November 2, 1849 in Batavia, New York, United States. Son of Aaron Bovee and Laura Maria (Perkins) Spitzer.

  • Education

    • Oberlin (O.) College, 1868-1869.


    • Alexander McDowell, March 20, 1884. Entered banking business with his father, Seville, O., 1871. Opened branch bank, Medina, O., 1877.

      Organized German-American Bank, Cleveland, 1878. Latter failed, 1880, and 10 years later Mr. Spitzer paid its debts in full.

      Opened bank of Fremont, O., August 1880. Sold out in 1881; formed firm Spitzer, Wideman & Company, Toledo. Wideman retired, 1882, firm becoming Spitzer & Company (later Spitzer, Rorick & Company).

      Opened branch at Boston, 1887. Resided there, 1887-1895. Removed Boston office to New York, May 1, 1899.

      Director 6 banks, including Ohio Savings Bank & Trust Company, and Security Trust Company, of Toledo, president Spitzer Building Company. Elected president Ohio Centennial Company, December 1898. Was quartermaster general Ohio National Guard.

      Brigadier general, 1900-1904. Home: Toledo, O.


    • Married Lillian Cortez, d.
    • father: Aaron Bovee Spitzer
    • mother: Laura Maria (Perkins) Spitzer
    • spouse: Lillian Cortez
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    Born November 2, 1849
    Died February 20, 1919
    (aged 69)