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GEORGE B. MACGILLIVRAY during the past twenty years has been associated with some of the most substantial of Corona's commercial affairs. For the greater part of this time he was one of the managing partners in the Corona Hardware Company and is still in the hardware business.

He was born at Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada, February 6, 1874, son of Alexander and Elizabeth (Brown) MacGillivray. After finishing a public school education at Smith Falls he remained with his father on the farm, and at the age of twenty-five came to California and located at Corona. For a time he was in the men's clothing business, and then became associated with Mr. Barth in the hardware business,, subsequently known as the Corona Hardware Company. Mr. MacGillivray in 1916 sold his interest in this establishment to Hough and Marsden. In 1917 he joined the Riverside Hardware Company, and two years later returned to Corona and has since been associated with the E. A. Weegar hardware business. Mr. MacGillivray is a public spirited citizen, interested in community advancement, is a republican, a member of the Congressional Church and the Masonic Order.

February 22, 1907, he married Miss Daisy Brown, daughter of Colby Brown, of Glendale, Los Angeles County. Mrs. MacGillivray is a native of Orange County and finished her education in the public schools of Glendale. She is an active member of the Corona Woman's Club. They have two children, lone and Donald.

 

Source:
History of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties 
By: John Brown, Jr., Editor for San Bernardino County 
And James Boyd, Editor for Riverside County 
With selected biography of actors and witnesses of the period 
of growth and achievement.
Volume III, the Western Historical Association, 1922, 
The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, ILL

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011