foreman of stone-masons and stone-cutters on the
construction of the Leland Stanford, Jr., University buildings, was born at
Pictou, Nova Scotia, March 3, 1843, and was reared there to the age of eighteen
years. He commenced his trade there, but went to Boston, where he completed his
apprenticeship, and then went to work as a journeyman. He eventually went into
business for himself as a contractor on stone work, cutting and furnishing.
Twelve years after his arrival in the city he left Boston for Prince Edward's
Island, where he continued his career as a contractor in the same business,
remaining three years. From there he went to Manitoba, and thence came to
California in 1886. On the tenth of July, 1887, he was chosen for his present
position, and in the construction of such a building as the University his great
experience and thorough knowledge of the crafts of stone-cutting and
stone-masonry stands him in good stead. Some sixty men are employed in his
department of the work alone.
Pen Pictures From The Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated. - Edited by H. S. Foote.- Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888.
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