Bio: McDonough, Frank (1881)

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Surnames: McDonough, Horan

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, pages 326-327

FRANK McDONOUGH came to Eau Claire in February, 1862, and since his arrival has been connected with Chapman & Thorp, and their successors, the Eau Claire Lumber Co. He at first worked as a millwright, but in 1869 became general superintendent of the manufacturing department. He was born in Ingersoll, Upper Canada, April 2, 1846, and commenced the trade of millwright in Canada, coming from there to Eau Claire. He was a member of the Town and County Board, before the incorporation of the city, and afterward was Alderman and Supervisor for four years, and again, in the Spring of 1881, was elected Alderman and Supervisor for the First Ward, and is president of the Board of Trade. He has been Treasurer of School District No. I for the past eight years. He was married in Eau Claire, Sept. 28, 1867, to Miss Jennie Horan, who is also a native of Ingersoll, Canada. They have four children Frankie T., Katie, Gilbert J. and Pansy. Their first child, Irene, died at the age of nine months, and their son, Damon, died July 7, 1881, aged four and a half months. Mr. McDonough has made many improvements in saw mill machinery, the most notable of his inventions being water saw mandrels, gang edgers, automatic gang trimmers, and an improvement on log turners.

 

 


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