A Biographical Dictionary of

Leading Living Men of the City of Detroit

Edited by Albert Nelson Marquis


A. N. Marquis & Company


Copyright, 1908 by Albert Nelson Marquis

Pages 301 - 304

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McGRAW, Alpheus Chittenden, secretary United States Accident Insurance Co. of Detroit; born, Detroit, Oct. 24, 1872; son of Dennis and Margaret (Meehan) McGraw; educated in Detroit College and Detroit College of Law; married at Detroit, July 11, 1902, Cora Elizabeth Hangsterfer. Admitted to bar, but did not practice; was cashier for Mabley & Co. and Mabley, Goodfellow & Co. for ten years; has been secretary U.S. Accident Insurance Co. since 1901. Republican. Catholic. Member B.P.O.E. Club: Fellowcraft. Recreation: Hunting. Office: 1-2 Butler Bldg. Residence: San Bernardino Apts.

McGRAW, Homer, fire insurance; born, New Baltimore, Mich., Jan. 22, 1856; son of Richard and Jane (Chapman) McGraw; educated in country school and public schools of Plymouth, Mich., and Detroit Business University; married at Detroit, Oct. 1, 1884, Anna Anthony. Lived on farm until 15 and clerked in general store at Plymouth until 1880; came to Detroit, 1880, and entered the wool house of Thomas McGraw, where he continued for five years; was traveling salesman in Canada for the Globe Tobacco Co. for three years; began in wholesale tobacco business with his brother, under name of Detroit Tobacco Co., continuing four years; returned to Thomas McGraw and took charge of his private business affairs, also carrying on fire insurance business, since 1889. Executor estate of Thomas McGraw; president Globe Tobacco Co.; alderman Second ward four years; now serving second term on Detroit Board of Estimates. Republican. Episcopalian. Member Masonic order (32o), Knights Templar, Shrine. Clubs: Detroit, Rushmere, Detroit Automobile. Recreations: Fishing and automobiling. Office: 35 McGraw Bldg. Residence: 1209 Cass Av.

McGRAW, Theodore A., physician; born, Detroit, Nov. 11, 1839; son of Alexander C. and Susana (Walker) McGraw; educated in public schools of Detroit; B.A., University of Michigan, 1859 (LL.D., 1905); M.D., College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, 1863; married at New York, July 10, 1866, Alice Simpson. Practiced as assistant surgeon, U.S.A., 1863-65; has been engaged in practice in Detroit since 1865; professor of surgery Detroit College of Medicine since 1869; surgeon St. Mary’s Hospital. Republican. Member Wayne County Medical Society, Michigan State Medical Society, ex-president American Medical Association, American Surgical Association. Member Detroit Board of Commerce. Club: Detroit. Office; 73 Cass Av. Residence: 1710 Jefferson Av.

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McGRAW, Thomas Stanley, merchant; born, Detroit, Feb. 28, 1843; son of Virgil W. and Ann (Cullen) McGraw; educated in public schools of Detroit; married at Detroit, Nov. 19, 1867; Marie L. Dickinson. Served in Civil War as member of the Sixteenth Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Army of the Potomac; began business career, 1864, in employ of A.C. McGraw & Co., wholesale dealers in boots and shoes, the title in 1895 becoming Baldwin, McGraw & Co., of which he is partner. Republican. Episcopalian. Clubs: Detroit, Country, Old Club. Recreation: Fishing. Office: 193 Jefferson Av. Residence: 81 Alfred St.

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McGRAW, William T.; born, Lavonia Township, Wayne Co.; Mich., May 12, 1860; son of Richard and Jane (Chapman) McGraw; educated in Plymouth, Mich., and Detroit Business University; married at Plymouth, Mich., June 15, 1897, Miss Harriette Fuller. Began active career in First National Bank, Plymouth, continuing for two years; removed to Detroit and became traveling salesman Globe Tobacco Co., later organizing the Detroit Tobacco Co., with which he is still connected; since 1906, vice president Mexican Crude Rubber Co.; director National Twist Drill Co., Globe Tobacco Co. State senator, 1898-1900. Republican. Mason, Knight Templar, Shriner. Clubs: Detroit, Country, Detroit Boat, Automobile. Recreations: Outdoor sports. Office: 612 Penobscot Bldg. Residence: 1477 Grand River Av.

McGREGOR, James, banker; born, Kincardine, Scotland, May 10, 1830; son of James and Jane (Burnett) McGregor; educated in parish school, Scotland; married in Scotland, 1851, Susan Christie. Served apprenticeship as millwright and joiner, under his father, and worked at trade in Scotland and England; came to Hamilton, Can., 1858; entered service of car department of the Great Western Ry and was located at Hamilton and Sarnia; came to Detroit, 1860, and was made superintendent of the car department of the Detroit & Milwaukee Railroad, continuing until 1879; was general superintendent Michigan Car Works, 1879-92; general superintendent Michigan Peninsular Car Co., 1892-97; has been president Home Savings Bank since 1889; director Detroit Trust Co.; vice president Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Co. Office: 58 Home Bank Bldg. Residence: 670 Jefferson Av.

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McGREGOR, Malcolm, lawyer; born, Amherstburg, Ont., May 25, 1869; son of William and Jessie (Peden) McGregor; educated in schools of Canada and at University of Michigan; married at Windsor, Ont., Dec. 4, 1894, Eva B. Bartlett. Has practiced in Detroit since 1900; member firm of McGregor & Bloomer; secretary Detroit College of Law and of Detroit Bar Library; professor of law of personal property and sales, Detroit College of Law; director McGregor-Barnwell Fence Co., Morton Baking Co. Member Detroit and Michigan Bar Associations. Republican. Presbyterian. Clubs: Detroit Golf, Fellowcraft. Recreations: Golf and outdoor sports. Office: 65-67 Home Bank Bldg. Residence: 186 Theodore St.

McGREGOR, Robert B., railway agent; born, Canada, Apr. 6, 1848; son of Alexander and Rebecca (Brown) McGregor; educated in public schools of Komoka, Ont.; H.M. Military School, Toronto, graduating, 1865; London Commercial College, London, graduating, 1867; married at St. Joseph, Mo., Sept. 16, 1873, Annie R. Ransom. Taught school in Andrew Co., Mo., 1868; was cashier Missouri Valley R.R. Co., 1869, and North Missouri R.R. Co., 1870; agent St. Joseph & Denver R.R. Co., 1871-77; in carriage and grain business, 1878-83; has been agent Empire Line since Oct. 1, 1883. Veteran of Fenian Raid, June, 1866; promoted to captain and holds medal for services. Presbyterian. Mason. Office: 519-520 Hammond Bldg. Residence: 421 Second Av.

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McGREGOR, Tracy W., superintendent McGregor Mission; born, Berlin Heights, O., Apr. 14, 1869; son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Taitt) McGregor; educated in Toledo public schools, graduating from high school, 1886, and Oberlin College; married, Nov. 20, 1901, Katherine, daughter of David Whitney. Lived in Toledo until 21 years of age; came to Detroit, 1891, as superintendent of the McGregor Mission (founded by his father, 1890), and has since continued in that position. (The mission is a wayfarer’s lodge, for destitute men, and aims to provide them with temporary employment and also to maintain a working man’s hotel for such men as find employment and wish to reside under the restraining influences of the home; the mission has accommodations for 425 men and is three-fourths self-supporting). Treasurer Provident Loan Society; secretary Whitney Realty Co. Republican. Congregationalist. Office: 239 Brush St. Residence: 412 Pasadena Apartments.

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McGREGOR, William Henry; born, Detroit, Aug. 16, 1861; son of Alexander and Margaret (Clark) McGregor; educated in public schools of Detroit and Detroit College of Law; unmarried. Pharmacist and superintendent of manufacturing, Parke, Davis & Co., 1880-99; president national twist Drill and Tool Co., since 1903. Ex-member Detroit Board of Education (president, 1898). Republican. Member Masonic order, Knights of Pythias, B.P.O.E., Harmonie Society, G.A.R. Club: Michigan Yacht. Recreation: Travel. Office: Brush and Grand Blvd. Residence: 221 Forest Av.

McGUGIN, Dan E., lawyer; born, Tingley, Ia., Aug. 29, 1879;son of Benjamin Franklin and Melissa (Critchfield) McGugin; attended Tingley High School, 1893-95; graduate Drake University, Des Moines, Ia., degree of Ph.B., 1901; University of Michigan, degree of LL.B., 1904; married at Nashville, Ten., Dec. 6, 1905, Virginia L. Fite. Has been engaged in practice in Detroit since Aug. 1, 1904; member law firm of Huston & McGugin. Also president Merchants’ Credit Report Co.; secretary Wrock & Watson Agency, general insurance. Member Detroit Bar Association, Corinthian Lodge F. & A.M., W.A., Order of Maccabees, Delta Upsilon. Club: Peninsular. Recreations: Outdoor sports (coach Vanderbilt University football team, two months each autumn). Office: 41 Buhl Blk. Residence: 210 John R. St.

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McHUGH, Philip A., lawyer; born in Essex Co., Ont., Can., July 12, 1879; son of Philip and Jane (Goodwin) McHugh; came to Detroit with parents, 1884; educated in public schools of Detroit, St. Peter and St. Paul’s parochial school and Detroit College of Law, graduating, LL.B., June 11, 1904; unmarried. Associated in practice in Detroit with George F. Monaghan, June, 1904-January, 1907; in partnership with Charles P. O’Neil since Jan. 1, 1907. Republican. Roman Catholic. Member Detroit and Michigan State Bar associations, Detroit College of Alumni Association, Cooley Chapter of Theta Lambda Phi, Member Knights of Columbus, Knights of Equity, Young Men’s Institute, Catholic Mutual Benefit Association, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Catholic Knights and Ladies of America, Catholic Order of Foresters. Clubs: Harmonie Society, Detroit Yacht, Cathedral, Detroit Light Infantry. Recreations: Horseback riding, boating and outdoor sports. Office: 705-707 Majestic Bldg. Residence: 556 Jefferson Av.

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McINTOSH, James Berkeley, general manager Clough & Warren Co.; born in Brant Co., Can.; son of George B. and Mary A. (McWilliams) McIntosh; educated in public schools of Brantford, Can., and at collegiate institute; married at Flint, Mich., 1883, Miss Ada M. Perry. Began active career in employ of William McD. Edwards, wholesale and retail grocer and commission merchant, Flint, Mich., continuing, 1879-80; was connected for three years with D.B. Lyon Co., dry goods, and was with Smith, Bridgman & Co., eleven years; organizer and manager American Collection and Reporting Agency, Owosso, Mich., and also engaged as piano dealer; became traveling representative, Apr. 1, 1900, and since June, 1905, has been general manager Clough & Warren Co., manufacturers of pianos and organs. Secretary and treasurer of The Courville Player Piano CO, Democrat. Member National manufacturers’ Association, National piano Dealers’ Association, National Piano Travelers’ Association. Mason, Knight Templar. Club: Fellowcraft. Recreations: Social diversions. Office: 213 Woodward Av. Residence: 720 Cass Av.

McINTOSH, William Seymour; Came to Detroit, 1879; engaged in various lines of mercantile business until 1898, when he assisted in organization of McIntosh, Crane & Co., wholesale dealers in candy, of which is secretary and treasurer. member Detroit Board of Commerce. Office: 54 Woodward A. Residence: 262 Fort St.

McKAY, James Beresford, real estate; born in County of Londonderry, North of Ireland, June 9, 1848; son of James and Mary (McClellan) McKay; educated in public and private seminaries in Ireland; married, Londonderry, Apr. 28, 1876, Maude Wilson. Came to Detroit, 1868; began active career as bookkeeper for Stephens, Smith & Co., later becoming connected with the real estate business; has been dealing in real estate since 1882. Director Dime Savings Bank. Was member Detroit Board of Estimates, 1888-1904 (twice president of the board). Member Detroit Real Estate (president, 1906). Republican. Presbyterian. Member Masonic order (Scottish Rite). Club: Old Club of St Clair Flats. Recreations: Hunting and fishing. Office: 318 Hammond Bldg. Residence: 33 Canfield Av., W.

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