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Friday, February 18, 2011

Photo of Boston Stingley Constant Great Grand Uncle

This photo provided by our 2nd cousin once removed, Charlotte.

Boston Stingley Constant, senior member of the B. S. Constant Co.§, Bloomington, Ill., manufacturers of grain-handling machinery and designers of grain elevators, died at his home in Bloomington, Jan. 21. 1901, of intestinal hemorrhages resulting from typhoid fever;
Mr. Constant was born Sept. 3, 1841, near Wilmington. Ohio. In 1861 he moved with his parents to Cass County, Ind. In 1875 he formed a partnership with his brother and they established a planing mill at Denver, Ind. where a successful business was carried on for a number of years. While in this business he invented and patented a fanning mill. He moved to Logansport, Ind. to engage in the manufacture of this mill. This latter occupation associated him largely with grain elevator interests, and he soon invented and manufactured the "Little Giant" grain separator. This machine he kept improving upon, until a month before his last sickness, he completed his improvements, and was satisfied that he had a perfect machine. He invented the chain grain feeder to take the place of the old drag belt with hand feed.
In April. 1895. Mr. Constant moved his factory from Oxford. Ind., to Bloomington. Ill.. and located in a new five story building, where he formed the B. S. Constant Co., which has always enjoyed a liberal share of the elevator trade.
This company will continue the business under the supervision of I. G. Constant [see below] who has been the secretary and treasurer for the past two years.
Mr. Constant was a man of high charactor and well thought of by all who knew him. He leaves a wife and seven children.

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Iona Gertrude Constant
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Birth: Aug. 28, 1875
Cass County
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 1963
Manatee County
Florida, USA

Oldest child of Boston and Charlotte Constant; moved to Bradenton, Florida from Bloomington, IL in 1916; in Bradenton, she owned and operated the Constant Grocery from 1924-1932. Charter member of the Central Christian Church of Bradenton, FL.

Family links:
  Boston Stingley Constant (1849 - 1901)
  Charlotte Isabella Richardson Constant (1855 - 1937)
Mount Hope Cemetery
Miami County
Indiana, USA

Maintained by: Connie
Originally Created by: Rickey Bellamy
Record added: Feb 11, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17894140

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