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James E. Casey

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James E. Casey (March 29, 1888 – June 6, 1983), American businessman, was born in Pick Handle Gulch near Candelaria, Nevada, the son of Irish immigrants.
In 1907, 19-year-old James Casey founded the American Messenger Company in Seattle, Washington, He served as president, CEO and chairman. Claude Ryan was his partner and his messengers were his brother George and other teenagers. His motto was “best service and lowest rates”. Deliveries were made on foot, bicycle, or motorcycle.He died on June 6, 1983 in a hospital-nursing home in Seattle and his grave is at the mausoleum of the Holyrood Catholic Cemetery in Shoreline, Washington.