Heaton Owsley, my great grandfather, graduated 1877 from Center College, Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky. He then came back home to Chicago, living there in 1878 in the home of his parents and stating his profession to be the manufacturing of large toys.
With his brother, Harry, he became half-owner of the St. Nicholas Toy Company and retired from that enterprise in 1900. The St. Nicholas Toy Company, located at 790 West Madison Street in Chicago, made the Hibbard, Spencer, and Barlette bicycles, Roller-skates, baby buggies, etc..
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