Biography of George O. Begg
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BEGG, George Ogston, investment securities and real estate; born, Detroit, Sept. 2, 1859; son of George and Christina (Ogston) Begg; both natives of Scotland; educated in public schools, Detroit, and Upper Canada College, Toronto, Ont.; married, June 20, 1894, M. Louise Breck, of Cleveland; children: Margaret, George O., Jr., C. Brooks. Entered the employ, Feb. 24, 1876, of Michigan Car Co., owned by the late U. S. Senator James McMillan and Hon. J. S. Newberry; became an officer and stockholder of company in 1884, and so continued until business was sold to the American Car & Foundry Co. in 1899; began operating in lumber and railroad business, 1899, at Orvisburg, Miss., under name of Champion Lumber Co., of which was president and treasurer; sold out business in 1906; has since devoted attention to private interests. Member Detroit Board of Commerce. Republican. Presbyterian. Mason. Clubs: Detroit, Detroit Athletic, Detroit Curling, Country, Old Club. Recreations: athletics, hunting and fishing. Residence: 67 Davenport St., Detroit. Summer Residence: Pointe Aux Barqnes, Michigan.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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