Biography of Edward F. McDonough
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EDWARD F. McDONOUGH.
One of the youngest and also one of the most up to date and progressive business men of Williamsburg is Edward F. McDonough, proprietor of the leading garage there, and also agent for the Chandler and Reo cars. He was born on the 26th of January, 1894, in Oxford, Iowa, a son of John and Mary A. (Organ) McDonough, natives respectively of Iowa City, Iowa, and of Kentucky. The father engaged in farming in Johnson county for a number of years, but in 1914 came to Williamsburg and, in connection with his son Edward, established the automobile business known as J. McDonough & Son. He remained as head of the firm until his demise, which occurred on the 17th of February, 1915.

Edward F. McDonough completed the course in the public schools and in 1913 went to Kansas City, where he took a course in the Sweeney Automobile School. Upon his return home he removed to Williamsburg with his father and became the junior member of the firm of J McDonough & Son. Since his father's death he has been sole proprietor of the garage, which is now conducted under his name. He knows automobiles thoroughly and as he also has much business acumen and is not afraid of taking an advanced step, he has already won a place as one of the ablest men in commercial circles in Williamsburg. As agent for the Chandler and Reo cars he has made an excellent record and in all that he does he is up to date and efficient.

Mr. McDonough resides with his mother. His religious faith is that of the Catholic church. His integrity equals his ability and his genial personality has made him generally popular as well as highly respected.

From:
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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