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England, Fred Jr.
Fred England, Jr., was a student in Michigan Agricultural College, in 1917, when ominous war clouds occasioned by the menacing Central Powers, called him to the service of his country. Subordinating all else, Mr. England enlisted in the Eighty-first Artillery as a private. Then he was made sergeant, then was promoted to sergeant-major and received commission as first lieutenant. For a year he served in France, his entire term of service with the armed forces of Uncle Sam covering a period of twenty-six months. And so this young main, fresh from school, manifested the exultant spirit of the colonists, turned to the bayonet and when the job was finished, beat the bayonet into a plowshare. Mr. England was born in Amesbury, Massachusetts, August 29, 1894, and, therefore, is only thirty years of age, with a splendid patriotic background and a fine business connection to his credit. His father, born in 1864, in New Hampshire, was long engaged in automobile manufacturing in Detroit but is now retired. He gave four years to the Massachusetts National Guard as a lieutenant. Fred England, Jr., attended high school at Amesbury and entered Michigan Agricultural College in 19I3. Then came his service in the World war. On his discharge from the army Mr. England went to work for his father and in 1920 came to Lansing to work for the Durant Motor Car Company. In 1922 he formed a partnership with H. J. Cook as the England-Cook Motor Sales Company, distributors of Chevrolet motor cars. On February 24, 1922, Mr. England was united in marriage to Miss Florence Stoll, of Lansing. They have one daughter, Margaret. Mr. England is a devoted Mason, running the range from blue lodge to consistory of the Scottish Rite. He is also a Shriner.