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By Walter Williams

"JAMES H. McCoRD. the expansion of an outstanding firm in a urban is a compendium of the growth and improvement of town itself, for the latter is yet a meeting of guys and their households, who're ultimately pointed out with the furthering of those transactions. the nice urban of St. Joseph, with its heterogeneous industries and far-reaching alternate and trade, owes its incredible development and prosperity to its place as a allotting heart of the goods of an enormous kingdom, and its focus of construction; however it is not any much less indebted to the nice enterprise homes, and the enterprising males who've constructed them from modest beginnings to exceptional. measurement. one of many greatest and most vital advertisement issues of St. Joseph is the wholesale grocery condominium of Nave-McCord Mercantile corporation, which less than the directing head and hand of its president, James H. McCord, maintains to fulfill with the prosperity which it loved less than its founder, the overdue James McCord."

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McCord stood high. In every public enterprise he was a stanch worker and a liberal contributor, and in private charity no deserving appeal was addressed to him in vain. His success in the business world was phenomenal, and a more notable illustration of the exercise of American energy, ability, integrity and superior management has never been known than that exhibited by the great house of which he wan che fouuder, which has achieved a national reputation, and by its able management and steady development, has secured to St.

Mr. Dougherty speaks of his wife's mother as a most remarkable woman. She had first four children by her first marriage, and then married a widower with nine children, by whom she had four children more. She belonged to the large, strong, pioneer type, and Mr. Dougherty says that he can never remember seeing her when she was not busy. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Dougherty, namely: Kerr Clifton, who is deceased; Mary Eliza, also deceased; Katie, born April 12, 1870, married March 27, 1889, Charles W.

Joseph Art Society, is first vice president of the St. Joseph Commercial Club, and is known as a liberal, loyal and public-spirited citizen. In his home city he is identified with the Country Club and the Banton Club and is affiliated with Invincible Lodge No. 470, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of which he is past noble grand. In the year 1883 was solemnized the marriage of Judge James to Miss Mary A. Tootle, a member of the influential and honored St. Joseph family of this name. She is a daughter of Thomas E.

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