Biography of Oliver Donaldson

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OLIVER DONALDSON, of Donaldson Bros., shipsmiths and and blacksmiths, 113 North Water Street, Chicago, was born in County of Armagh, Ireland, October 15, 1849. Immigrating with his people to America when about five years of age, Mr. Donaldson learned the trade of shipsmith and blacksmith with his brothers at Buffalo. N. Y. Beginning his apprenticeship at thirteen years of age, he has followed this line of business ever since. About February, 1863, he came to Illinois, located in Chicago, and was shortly afterwards admitted to a partnership in the present firm. Mr. Donaldson moved to Maywood in 1872. He has been a member of the A. F. & A. M. for some twenty three years, and is connected with Kilwinning Lodge, No. 311, and Corinthian Chapter, No. 65, both of Chicago.


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.