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Frank Erastus Webner

Frank Erastus Webner, industrial engineer. Member 1st Infantry Illinois National Guard 14 years; Member American Society Mech. Engineers, Society Industrial Engineers, American Society Certified Public Accountants, S.R.; Mason (32°, Knights Templar, Shriner).

Background

  • Webner, Frank Erastus was born on December 9, 1865 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of John Theodore and Mary Ann (Ceperly) Webner.

  • Education

    • Student Armour Institute Technology. Certified Public Accountants, University of Illinois, 1904.

    Career

    • Paymaster C.&N.W. Railway, Chicago, 1888-1890. Began “system” work, 1890. Business economist, with Stephen T. Williams, 1895-1900.

      Head of Frank E. Webner & Company, industrial engrs., since 1902. Civl assistant Naval Compensation Board, Washington, since 1917. Special expert on valuation, United States Tariff Commission, since 1931.

      President Webner Devices, Inc. Partner (with son) Pine Manor Farm.

    Works

    • Author: Factory Costs, 1911. Factory Accounting, 1916. Factory Overhead, 1922.

      Inventor various mechanical devices.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Conglist

    Membership

    Member 1st Infantry Illinois National Guard 14 years. Member American Society Mech. Engineers, Society Industrial Engineers, American Society Certified Public Accountants, S.R.

    Mason (32°, Knights Templar, Shriner). Clubs: Cosmos, Harvard, National Press (Washington, District of Columbia).

    Connections

    • Married Mary Rachel Simpson, of Chicago, June 6, 1889. Children: Harold John Theodore, William Gordon.
    • father: John Theodore Webner
    • mother: Mary Ann (Ceperly) Webner
    • spouse: Mary Rachel Simpson
    • children: Harold John Theodore Webner
    • William Gordon Webner
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