John T. Bill

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John Theodore Bill 7 April 1860 – 17 January 1945

Brother of Louis Bill

John T. Bill was one of the founders of Leavitt & Bill, a bicycle shop that grew into a chain of shops, and went on to become a major automobile business. His business sponsored the Leavitt & Bill trophy that was awarded to the winning team of the 100-mile relay race from San Francisco to Oakland for many years. Bill and Leavitt separated, and John T. Bill continued to run the John T. Bill & Co. a motorcycle and automobile business.

John W. Leavitt of the O. C. W. has gone into partnership with John T. Bill of Salt Lake City, and the firm has purchased the Cleveland store, formerly conducted by E. E. Stoddard at 306 McAllister street. Mr. Bill is a brother of Louis C. Bill, manager of the Cleveland branch house next door.

CYCLING NEWS UP TO DATE - The San Francisco Examiner. October 07, 1894

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