SAMUEL McADOO, a prominent citizen of Toronto, who is connected with the Calumet and Empire Sewer Pipe Companies, was born in Hancock county, W. Va., February 22, 1851. His parents were both natives of Ireland. His father, James McAdoo came to America about 1840, and settled at Porter's Landing, West Virginia, where he began the maufacture of fire brick, but shortly afterward died of cholera, in 1853. He left a widow whose maiden name was Jane Bradley, to whom he was married in 1849, and two children, Jane, now the wife of Thomas Sloan, and Samuel, the subject of this mention. The mother died in 1884. Samuel McAdoo attended in childhood the West Virginia schools and afterward studied under Rev. Hastings, at Toronto. He then began work for T. M. Daniels, in the sewer pipe works, acting as pressman and engineer. In 1882 he became associated with the Calumet works as general superintendent of manufacturing. Two years later a joint stock company was formed with William and Samuel Goucher, F. Bowles and Dr. Garlick, and established the Empire Fire Clay company, and he now holds the position of superintendent of the works of this company. He is a thorough business man, enterprising and aggressive, and is successful in his enterprises. Mr. McAdoo is a member of the Masonic order and the I. O. O. F., and in politics he is a republican. On May 8, 1872 he was married to Medora Myers of Toronto, who died Janyary 27, 1887, leaving three children: James, Blanche and Hattie. He was again married September 25, 1889, to Lucinda Manning, daughter of John Manning, of Clermont county, Ohio.
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