Biography of Samuel H. Donaldson
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SAMUEL H. DONALDSON, of Donaldson Bros., shipsmiths and blacksmiths, 113 North Water Street, was born in County Armagh, Ireland, March 11, 1836, immigrating with his people to America at the age of nine years. He learned the trade of shipsmith and blacksmith at Buffalo, N. Y., where he served four years as as an apprentice and worked at it some three years as a journeyman. He came West to Chicago in 1857, and at once engaged in this business in company with his brother, Robert, who died in February, 1882. In 1863 his brother Oliver was admitted, and they now carry on quite an extensive business in their line. Mr: Donaldson moved to Maywood December 5, 1871, where he has a very fine house and grounds. He is a prominent Mason - a member of Kilwinning Lodge, No. 311, and was Treasurer of the same thirteen years; is a life member of the Corinthian Chapter, No. 65, and a member of St. Bernard Cummandery, all of Chicago. The subject of this sketch has been for the past five years president of the school board at Maywood. He was elected Trustee of the village in 1880 and agala in 1882.


FROM:
History of La Salle County, Illinois
Inter-State Publishing Co.
Chicago 1886