James H. Mackin. - An experienced man in his particular line of business, James H. Mackin, of Oswego, is widely
known as secretary and treasurer of the Electric Construction and Supply Company. He was born in this city, Aug.
16, 1886, the son of John H. and Sarah L. (Hyland) Mackin.
John H Mackin was born in Oswego and died in 1919. In early life he was a plumbing and heating contractor and later
served as deputy collector of customs for 30 years, having been appointed to that office during the administration
of President Grover Cleveland. Mr. Mackin was a Democrat and held membership in St. Mary's Catholic Church. His
widow lives in Oswego. Their children were: 1. James H., the subject of this sketch. 2. Mrs. R. A. Downey, lives
at Oswego. 3. Mrs. Edwin C. Chapman, lives at Washington, D. C. 4. Marian C., lives at East Orange, N. J. 5. John
H., Jr., who is identified with the St. Regis Paper Company, Montreal, Canada. 6. Dorothy C., who died in 1916,
at the age of 11 years.
James H. Mackin received his education in the grammar and high schools of Oswego, attended business college, and
began his business career in the office of the Peoples Gas & Electric Company. In 1905 he established a business
in partnership with J. C. Snyder. The business was incorporated during the same year with Mr. Snyder as president,
and Mr. Mackin as secretary and treasurer. In 1916 the business was removed to its present location, 201 West First
Street. They are widely known electrical contractors and have made many of the more important installations in
this part of the state.
Mr. Mackin has always been a Democrat. He is a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and belongs to the Chamber
of Commerce, City Club, Oswego Yacht Club, Knights of Columbus, and B. P. O. Elks, having been Exalted Ruler at
the age of 28 years, and District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler during 1927-28.
Mr. Mackin resides at 80 West Oneida Street, Oswego.
The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932
Oswego County, NY
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