Re: Automobile Dealers
Date: April 10, 2015 01:09PM
Interesting side note...chinewbie mentioned Carol Buick in Evanston. Governor Henry Horner, who was Governor from Illinois from 1932-40, was really not named Horner. His grandfather, who had the same name, founded one of the first wholesale grocery companies in Chicago and is sometimes credited as the first Czech immigrant to Chicago. Gov. Henry Horner was the son of the original Henry Horner's daughter, named Della I think, and she married a man named Levy. They had two sons, the Governor, and James Levy. They didn't get along, and separated, and each parent took one of the sons. Grandma Horner insisted that Henry take his grandfather's name, Horner, even though he was born with the name Levy. His brother, James Levy, was raised by the father, with the father's last name, and became a Buick dealer down on the Michigan Avenue Automobile Row. I believe Carol Buick was owned by James Levy's son.