MS 1121 - Hancock Brick & Tile Co., Findlay, Ohio
“MS 1121 - Hancock Brick & Tile Co., Findlay, Ohio.” Finding Aids. BGSU University Libraries, 20 Mar. 2014, lib.bgsu.edu/finding_aids/items/show/1387. Accessed 11 Dec. 2019.
|Title||MS 1121 - Hancock Brick & Tile Co., Findlay, Ohio|
|Introduction||This collection contains legal and financial documents relating to the Hancock Brick and Tile Company, and its transition to its current state as HANCOR, a piping and drainage company, in Findlay, Ohio.|
The records were transferred to the Center for Archival Collections in May 2009 through the cooperation of Anne Child Sheaffer. No restrictions exist on the research use of this collection and duplication is permitted for research purposes. The collection was re-arranged and described by graduate student archival assistant Joan Eardly in December, 2013.
|Agency History||The Hancock Brick and Tile Company was started by Daniel E. Child, a resident of Findlay Ohio. He was born in 1843 on a farm in Lorain, OH. After two natural disasters, and the deaths of his two partners, George Dorney and John Murray, Daniel E. Child bought out their shares and started the Hancock Brick and Tile Company in 1903. The company became incorporated in 1905. It is currently in existence under the name of HANCOR in Findlay, Ohio, after being merged in 1974. The name change occurred in 1974. Instead of selling bricks, HANCOR now provides pipe, drainage, and tile services and supplies. After being owned by members of the Child family for 99 years, the company was sold to Frederick Kremer Jr.|
|Scope and Content||The documents in this collection are legal and financial files that track the transition of the Hancock Brick & Tile Co. to its present day state as HANCOR Inc. Documents include settlements, indentures of trusts, the last will and testament of D. Earl Child, and financial analysis of the company. |
Other more miscellaneous items include the History of HANCOR pamphlet, in which can be found a more detailed agency history, and some HANCOR introduction advertisements from The Courier newspaper.
JAMES CHILD, re: HANCOR MANAGEMENT
Letter to attorney John Firmin from James W. Child that addresses the issues of family stock ownership and management in regards to HANCOR.
Tracks the transition of the Hancock Brick & Tile Co. to its present state as HANCOR Inc. Features trust materials, settlement agreements, a last will and testament from D. Earl Child, and an indenture of trust.
Includes financial records of the companies. Includes analysis of the D. Earl Trust, and financial statements.
Includes newspaper advertisements and historical reference materials about HANCOR Inc. and in reference to the Hancock Brick & Tile Co.
1. James Child corr., RE: Hancor Management, 1974
2. Trust Material, 1946, 1955, 1976
3. Will, RE: D. Earl Child, 1956
4. Hancor Settlement agreement/release, 1978
5. Indenture of Trust, 1978
6. McShane & Bowie material, RE: D Earl Child Trust , 1978-1986
7. D. Earl Child Family Trust meeting materials, Mar-Apr 1986
8. Financial Analysis of D. Earl Child Trust – Valuation, Dec 23, 1970
9. Stipulation of Dismissal and Journal entry, 1976
10. Financial statement to family members, 1978
11. Early holdings with historical 1905 and 1930 Art of Incorp., 1978
12. Hancor Introduction advertisements in The Courier, 1976
13. History of Hancor pamphlet, 1987