Pioneer Lumber inspector
PIONEEB LUMBER INSPECTOR Henry Oakley Has Figured Among Lumbermen Thirty Years. Upon the close of navigation the large lumber firm of Rittenhouse Embree of Chicago, will close their branch otlice in this city. Henry Oak- Icy the veteran lumber inspector and buyer has had charge of the business of the company on this shore for three years, and when he savers his connection this fall he will seek a short rest. Mr. Oakley has been in the lumber business in this locality for nearly thirty years and enjoys the distinction of being the father of hardwood lumber inspection on this shore, lie curne to Manistee from Xew York state IS'iS and since that time has not been idle a single day. He has held important positions with large lumber firms during that time, principally with manufacturers in -Manistee, and some of the lumber barons of that place were hard workers by the side of Mr. Oakley years ago, and there is not lu:nbor dealer in the Northwest who does not know the popular inspector and like him. He i.s recognized as the best posted buyer and inspector in this end of the state, and besides his business shrewdness lie has many fine personal qualitius which make him hosts of friends. Mr. Oakley may decide leave Traverse City, as he has a comfortable home in Manistee. and should he engage in business elsewhere his friends here will wish him well and remember his genial companionship and cordial social nature.