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William Dever Timmons

industrialist , manufacturer. , pictorial photographer

William Dever Timmons, industrialist, pictorial photographer, manufacturer.


Timmons, William Dever was born on April 29, 1898 in Coshocton, Ohio, United States. Son of Robert Frederick and Alsie (Dever) Timmons.


Graduate Coshocton High School, 1915. Student Cleveland Art School, 1915-1917.


Superintendent Textile Finish Company, Irvington, New Jersey, 1919-1922. Organized Buckeye Fabric Finishing Company, Coshocton, 1922, secretary-treasurer, since 1922. President Pretty Products, Inc.

Director Lancaster Electronics Glass Company, Ohio Fabricators, Inc. Research Industries director Bluebird laboratories, Inc.


  • Contributor to permanent photographic collection United States National Museum, Washington. Author: Standard Description Methods for Textile Fabrics.


Served with 37th Division, United States Army, 1917-1919. Served overseas, European Theatre of Operations, World World War II. Member Coshocton Child Welfare Board.

Fellow Royal Society Art, American Geography Society. Member American Academy Political Science, Photographers Association American. Member Allied Color Guard of Honor, London, Brussels and Paris with Ohio War Memorial Commission, 1929.

Civilian advisor on camouflage and photographic processes, United States Army Engineer Board. Mason.; Clubs: Camera (New York).


Married Alice Elizabeth Hunt, October 6, 1923 (died March 27, 1959). Children: Charles Hunt (deceased), William Dever, Robert Totten, Anne H. Assistant.

Robert Frederick Timmons

Alsie (Dever) Timmons

Alice Elizabeth Hunt

Charles Hunt Timmons (deceased)

William Dever Timmons

Robert Totten Timmons

Anne H. Asst Timmons