----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) pages 781-782
F. C. Magadance was born at Merideau, Wis,, January 6, 1885. He moved with his parents to Mondovi, Wis., in 1890, where he attended the public schools until 1900. Nineteen hundred and nineteen hundred and one he learned the butcher business at Mondovi. After learning the trade he purchased his employer's business and conducted the same until eighteen years of age. Then he sold his place of business and accepted a position on the road as a traveling salesman. He traveled until July 1, 1910.
On July 19, 1910, he started the National Granite Company of Duraud, Wis., which he still owns. On April 1, 1913, he bought the C. J. Crosby Granite Company of Eau Claire, Wis.
This company is considered the largest and best monumental concern in northwestern Wisconsin. Mr. Magadance is sole proprietor of the National Granite Company, which is engaged in the manufacture and sale of high grade and artistic monuments, mausoleums and large granite work, in the manufacture of which only the best granites that can be obtained from well known quarries are used.
Thirty-seven salesmen are employed in selling monuments, mausoleums and granite work in Wisconsin and other states.
The company also deals in granite building fronts and interior finishing.