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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Carl Earl Schantz

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[This information is from Vol. III, p. 270 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Carl Earl Schantz, an enterprising young business man of Utica, is widely known as the president of the Black & White Taxi Company, Incorporated. He was born in Watertown, Jefferson county, New York, on the 24th of August, 1890, his parents being David A. and Florence (Bowen) Schantz of Boston, Massachusetts, both of whom are deceased. His public school education was supplemented by a course of study in an academy at Lowville, New York, which he attended to the age of nineteen years. He came to Utica in 1911 and here devoted his attention to various lines of business, until he entered his present field of activity by organizing the Black & White Taxi Service, on the 1st of January, 1919. It was on the 1st of May, 1923, that he incorporated his interests. Starting with but one Ford car, his business has expanded until he now has fifteen large sedans in operation and is at the head of one of the most successful taxi service corporations of the county. Mr. Schantz also conducts stands at the Hotel Martin and at the Union Station. Alert and energetic, he has made good use of his opportunities and well merits the prosperity which has come to him.

On the 9th of October, 1916, Mr. Schantz was united in marriage to Miss Katherina Killian, daughter of Henry F. Killian, who served as chief of the fire department in Utica for thirty-three years. Mr. Schantz is a consistent member of St. John's church and fraternally is identified with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He enjoys an enviable reputation as a progressive young man whose life is guided by high purposes and ideals, and he has gained an extensive circle of warm friends during the period of his residence in Utica.

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