ENTREPRENEUR STORY LINE
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Asaph's family played an important role in his business affairs
despite the fact that he set out on a different path from his father.
He had several business ventures with his siblings. Asaph was eager
to help his younger brothers become
independent and establish themselves. He and Tilden, who was seven
years younger than Asaph, bought a 17 acre orchard in Univeter,
just a few miles outside of Canton. While the orchard might have
been a promising asset to a local grocer, for Tilden it represented
an even more important commitment.
While Asaph traveled on business, his other brother, Luis, manned
Asaph's barber shop. This
predates the 1930's regulations establishing training and licensing
for barbers. The brothers maintained close contact despite geographic
distance, no doubt utilizing each other as regional connections
for further business opportunity.
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