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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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