Charles Fleetford Sise

Charles Fleetford Sise Sr.
Charles Fleetford Sise, Sr. (27 September 1834 – 9 April 1918) was a U.S.-Canadian businessman and one of the first presidents of Bell Canada.wikipedia
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Nortel

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He was also part of its first board of directors, and that of the Northern Electric and Manufacturing Company (Nortel), the telephone company's equipment manufacturer, from 1895 to 1918.
Northern Electric and Manufacturing Company Limited was incorporated on December 7, 1895, by the following corporate members (or Board of Directors): Charles Fleetford Sise Sr., President of Bell Canada – Provisional Director; Robert Mackay, merchant – Provisional Director; Hugh Paton, manager of the Shedden Company – Provisional Director; The Hon. Joseph Rosaire Thibaudeau, Senator – Provisional Director; Robert Archer, gentleman – Provisional Director; Charles P. Sclater, secretary – Provisional Director; Lewis B. McFarlane, manager, all of the city and district of Montreal, Quebec.

Bell Canada

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Charles Fleetford Sise, Sr. (27 September 1834 – 9 April 1918) was a U.S.-Canadian businessman and one of the first presidents of Bell Canada. Charles Fleetford Sise Jr. headed Bell Canada from 1925 to 1944.
That same year the Canadian division was renamed to "The Bell Telephone Company of Canada Ltd.", eventually to be headed by U.S. executive Charles Fleetford Sise from Chicago who served as its first general manager.

Charles Fleetford Sise Jr.

Charles Fleetford Sise Jr. headed Bell Canada from 1925 to 1944.
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Edward Fleetford Sise

Edward Fleetford Sise President of Northern Electric 1914-1919
Charles Fleetford Sise Sr.

Pioneers, a Volunteer Network

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The Charles Fleetford Sise Chapter of the Telephone Pioneers of America was subsequently named after him.
In June 1949 the Charles Fleetford Sise Chapter of the Telephone Pioneers commissioned and dedicated a large statue of Bell in the front portico of Brantford, Ontario's new Bell Telephone Building plant on Market Street.

Paul Fleetford Sise

Paul Fleetford Sise President of Northern Electric 1919-1948
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United States

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Charles Fleetford Sise, Sr. (27 September 1834 – 9 April 1918) was a U.S.-Canadian businessman and one of the first presidents of Bell Canada.

Canadians

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Charles Fleetford Sise, Sr. (27 September 1834 – 9 April 1918) was a U.S.-Canadian businessman and one of the first presidents of Bell Canada.

Bell Telephone Company

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He had formerly been a "hard nosed" sea captain before being commissioned as an agent by the newly formed National Bell Telephone Company of Boston, Massachusetts, to help lead its incipient Canadian division.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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Sise was born on 27 September 1834 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire as the sixth son of Edward Fleetford Sise and Ann Mary Simes.

Confederate States of America

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Born and raised as a 'northerner', Sise was closer to the sympathies of the Southern Confederacy during the American Civil War, and reportedly helped their efforts, likely due to his friendship with the Confederacy's president, Jefferson Davis.

American Civil War

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Born and raised as a 'northerner', Sise was closer to the sympathies of the Southern Confederacy during the American Civil War, and reportedly helped their efforts, likely due to his friendship with the Confederacy's president, Jefferson Davis.

Jefferson Davis

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Born and raised as a 'northerner', Sise was closer to the sympathies of the Southern Confederacy during the American Civil War, and reportedly helped their efforts, likely due to his friendship with the Confederacy's president, Jefferson Davis.

Liverpool

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After starting his own shipping and merchandizing business in Liverpool, England in 1864 which he maintained for several years, he returned to his family's shipping business to skipper their Annie Sise on a commercial voyage to Australia in 1867.

Western Union

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That included the company's fight against Western Union and the acquisition of several telephone and telegraph companies operating in Canada, acquiring over 3,000 existing telephones in the process.

New Hampshire

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Montreal

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Alexander Graham Bell honors and tributes

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The Charles Fleetford Sise Chapter of the Telephone Pioneers of America commissioned and dedicated a large statue of Bell in the front portico of Brantford, Ontario's new Bell Telephone Building plant on Market Street. The Pioneers raised over $5,000 across North America for the work in 1948–1949 (more than $ in current dollars). Attending the formal ceremony were Bell's daughter, Mrs. Gillbert Grosvenor, Frederick Johnson, President of the Bell Telephone Company of Canada, T.N. Lacy, President of the Telephone Pioneers, and Brantford Mayor Walter J. Dowden. The statue had been designed and crafted by A.E. Cleeve Horne in his Toronto studio in the style of the Lincoln Memorial, and cast in bronze in New York. Pioneers president T.N. Lacy spoke at the unveiling comparing the Cleeve Horne work to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, saying that sculptor "....has accomplished in this memorial to Alexander Graham Bell what Daniel Chester French created for the Lincoln Memorial... ...he has caught and reflected the conviction that Bell, like Lincoln, was an emancipator... [He] gave freedom and range to the human voice." On each side of the monument is the engraved inscription, "In Grateful Recognition of the Inventor of the Telephone". Its dedication was broadcast nationally by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (17 June 1949)

April 1918

Died: Niko Pirosmani, Georgian painter, best known for representing daily Georgian life through oilcloth (b. 1862); Charles Fleetford Sise, American-Canadian business leader, first president of Bell Canada and board director for Nortel (b. 1834)

1834 in Canada

1834
September 27 – Charles Fleetford Sise, businessman (died 1918)

Bell Homestead National Historic Site

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After the Homestead was deeded to the City of Brantford it was operated jointly by the Brantford Board of Park Management with the Telephone Pioneers of America's Charles Fleetford Sise Chapter covering Quebec and Ontario.

1918 in Canada

1918
April 9 – Charles Fleetford Sise, businessman (b.1834)