Bio: McCartney, David

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----Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, page 1029.

Biographical Sketch of David McCartney.

David McCartney, lumberman, Medford, was born in County Down, Ireland, Sept. 14, 1815; emigrated, in 1821, to Ohio, with his parents; located in Belmont Co., and began business. He afterward engaged in the mercantile and milling interests and in railroad business. In 1856 he went to Oshkosh, and in 1864 he moved to Fort Howard, which is still his home. In 1874 ho bought into the firm of Roberts & Wheelan, sawmill. He has also a store of general merchandise and the Forrest House Hotel in Medford, as well as the branch office in Fort Howard. The mills in Medford are producing daily 50,000 feet of lumber, 100,000 shingles, 6,000 laths and 800 pickets. The planing-mill has a full set of new machinery, and is now running a full capacity. The store has a stock of some $8,000. The entire establishment does a business of $140,000 a year. In 1834 he married his first wife. She died, leaving three childrenóWilliam, Ellen and Thomas. He married again in 1845, to Miss Harris, of Belmont. They have three childrenóLizzie, Emma and Viola. Mr. McCartney has never aspired to public office, but always refused to serve. During the war, while in Belmont Co., he was Provost Marshal. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church.

 

 


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