Biography of James H. O'Donnell
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O'DONNELL, James H., vice president and treasurer Schroeder Paint and Glass Co.; born, Detroit, Sept. 23, 1861; son of James and Johanna (Fitzgerald) O'Donnell; educated in public schools of Detroit; married at Detroit, May 26, 1887, Miss Margaret Glass (died, June 4, 1903); 4 children: Thurman J., Margaret, Agnes, Ernest; married, 2nd, Detroit, May 12, 1909, Edna E. Smith; 1 daughter, Edna Mary. Began active career in accounting department of Michigan Central R. R. and later was connected with accounting department of the Peninsular Car Co.; became identified with American Eagle Tobacco Co., wholesale tobacco, 1880; joined with Mr. Schroeder and started the Schroeder Paint and Glass Co., 1897, of which he was secretary and treasurer, 1897-1913, since vice president and treasurer. Member Detroit Board of Commerce, Detroit Credit Men's Association. Catholic. Member Knights of Columbus, C. M. B. A., Elks, Royal Arcanum. Clubs: Harmonie, Detroit Paint, Oil and Varnish (ex-president). Recreation: automobiling. Office: 47-55 Cadillac Sq. Residence: 435 Lincoln Avenue.

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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