Niagara County

1897 Biography - E. C. McDonald

McDonald, E. C., Wheatfield, was born in Buffalo, October 2, 1857, and received his education in that city, graduating from the State Normal School in 1877. He has been in the milling business twenty years, seven in Buffalo and thirteen in Tonawanda. He is not only an active and successful business man, but is also a prominent member of the Blue Lodge, Chapter and Council. He is past master of the Blue Lodge and past high priest of the Chapter and has been senior grand deacon of the Grand Lodge of the State of New York, and has been secretary of Tonawanda Lodge No. 247, F. & A. M., for the past five years. Mr. McDonald married Lois E. Abbey of Buffalo, N. Y. He has been trustee of the village for two years and president for part of a term, and has been president of the Board of Water Commissioners three years. His parents were Charles C. and Sarah (Crane) McDonald. His father died in 1886.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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