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Past and Present of Livingston County
Volume 2. Biographies
by Major A. J. Roof. 1913
G. M. Foreman, prominently connected with business interests of the city as manager of the local branch of the R. Lee Lumber Company, was born in Whitley county, Indiana, April 10, 1874. His parents are Albert and Mary (Davis) Foreman, the former a well known farmer in Oklahoma, where the family make their home.
G. M. Foreman acquired his education in the district schools of Plymouth, Carroll county, Missouri, attending during the winter months and spending the summer seasons upon the home farm. He laid aside his books at the age of twenty-one and continued to aid in the operation of the homestead until 1898, when he became connected with the Farmer Lumber Company, gaining during his identification with this concern the practical experience and training upon which his present success in this line of work to a great extent rests. The winter of 1901-02 he spent as a student in the Chillicothe Normal School, taking a business course. After he became identified with the R. Lee Lumber Company he worked at Ludlow until 1904, when, in recognition of his able and conscientious service, he was transferred to Mooresville as head of the local branch. He occupies a very responsible and important position, for the concern with which he is connected is one of the largest of its kind in the state. It was organized in 1893 with a capital stock of fifty thousand dollars and since then has made a steady and healthy growth. The branch at Mooresville, under Mr. Foreman's able management, has kept pace with the development of the main business and is today a large and expanding enterprise. Mr. Foreman is a man of great business and executive ability and has utilized his advantages in an excellent manner, being recognized in business circles as one whose judgment is sound, whose sagacity is far reaching and whose energy is unremitting.
At Ludlow, on September 21, 1903, Mr. Foreman was united in marriage to Miss Ada Balkey, a daughter of W. N. and Corsine Balkey, residents of that city. Mr. and Mrs. Foreman have two children, George Gerald and Margaret Gertrude. Mr. Foreman is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of which he has been noble grand, and he belongs also to the Rebekahs. He is a republican in his political beliefs. His interests are varied but are always along lines of progress and improvement. He places a correct valuation on life and its opportunities and, while in his business affairs he has met with a gratifying measure of prosperity, he has at the same time wrought along lines of public service, his activity in political and private relations proving of benefit to the community.