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restaurateur

Ford Harvey, American restaurateur.

Background

Harvey, Ford was born on March 7, 1866 in Leavenworth, Kansas, United States. Son of Frederick Henry and Barbara Sarah (Mattes) Harvey.

Education

Student Racine (Wisconsin) College, 1879-1884.

Career

General Blair, of Leavenworth, May 19, 1888 (died 1926). Children—Katherine Medary, Frederick Henry. Left college, 1884, because of failing health of father.

Made head of organization of restaurants, 1901, on Santa Fe R.R., which father had built up. President Fred Harvey, Inc., from incorporation, 1906. President Harvey Hotel & Restaurant Company, The Harvey Company, Santa Fe Transportation Company.

Director First National Bank, Sheffield Steel Corporation (Kansas City), Harris Trust & Savings Bank (Chicago), Leavenworth National Bank. Home: Kansas City, Mo.

Connections

Married Josephine Lytle, daughter. Children: Katherine Medary, Frederick Henry.

father:
Frederick Henry Harvey

mother:
Barbara Sarah (Mattes) Harvey

spouse:
Josephine Lytle

children:
Katherine Medary Harvey

Frederick Henry Harvey