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Utah Biographies ~ MacVichie to McIntyre


MacVickie, Duncan

Prominent among the successful mining men, and one who, by his own efforts, has risen to a position of importance in the mining world, is the subject of this sketch, Duncan MacVichie, who is consulting engineer for the Bingham Mining Company's properties of Utah, which properties are among the largest and most productive in the inter-mountain region.

Duncan MacVichie was born September 20, 1858, at Lancaster, Glengarry County, Canada, and is the son of Peter and Margrette MacGregor MacVichie. His father was a farmer in moderate circumstances. Dun-can was educated at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and arrived there in 1877. His first mining experience, which he was naturally adapted to, was in the Lake Superior region, where he remained for several years acquiring a practical knowledge of every detail of mining work, which he decided to follow. He came to Utah in 1897, and his record here has been one of continual advances and successes. In July of the same year he was given charge of the De Lamar Mercur mines, where he remained until 1901, and since that date has done as much as any man in the mining business towards developing the great mineral resources of this country. He has equipped a number of mining properties in Utah, Idaho, Montana, and California, and his important connection with the Bingham Consolidated Mining Company is an evidence of his invaluable worth as a mining expert and as managing director of these immense properties. He is recognized as one of the foremost mining authorities in the inter-mountain country. Still in the prime of life and great usefulness, Mr. MacVichie may well feel satisfied with the career in which he has attained pronounced success.

Mr. MacVichie was married in Michigan in 1893, and is the father of two children, Helen C. and Bell D. MacVichie. His residence is at 702 East South Temple Street, Salt Lake City.

Mr. MacVichie is also interested in other mining, banking, and stock raising companies, with which his time and attention are well taken up. He is a member of the Alta and Commercial clubs of Salt Lake City.


Madsen, Peter W.

Peter W. Madsen, one of the representative merchants, financiers, and public-spirited citizens of Salt Lake City, Utah, is a native of Denmark, where he was born November 4, 1852. His early education was obtained at the public schools in Denmark, and at Kiel, Germany. He is a son of Hanz Madsen, who was a cabinetmaker, and of Louisa Tatner Madsen.

P. W. Madsen arrived in Salt Lake City, July 23, 1875, and on August 2, 1875, he was married to Elsie C. Larsen. To them have been born eight children, namely: Richard W., Emil W., Louise C., Laura M., Viggo R., Harry H., Florence C. and Peter W. Madsen.

The business interests of Mr. Madsen are many and important. He is president of the Western Loan and Savings Company, one of the leading financial institutions of Salt Lake City. This company was incorporated in 1892, with Prank Armstrong as president, by Mr. Madsen, and has a capital of $100,000 and a surplus of $22,000, with an authorized capital of $5,000,000, of which $4,000,000 has been issued. The company has paid ten per cent, on its capital from its beginning, and has been instrumental in the building of thousands of homes in Utah and Idaho for its members, who would not own their homes to-day were it not for the company's easy terms. The Western Loan and Savings Company is at present earning for its stockholders from six per cent, to twelve per cent. Mr. Madsen gives his entire time to this company, his furniture business being practically managed by his sons. Associated with Mr. Madsen in the Western Loan and Savings Company are the following well-known men of Salt Lake City: Dr. John T. White, secretary; Captain Samuel G. Paul, director; R. W. Madsen, vice-president; James Engebretsen, attorney; and H. M. II. Lund, assistant secretary.

Mr. Madsen is also a director in the Utah Commercial and Savings Bank, president of the Salt Lake Livery and Transfer Company, president of the Century Gold Mining and Milling Company, president of the Utah Stove and Hardware Company, and is a charter member of the Commercial Club, and one of the first fifty to cooperate upon its organization.

Mr. Madsen first started in the furniture business at 18 South Main Street, then at 42 South Main Street, and in 1884 built the present store. Mr. Madsen was one of the original organizers of the Utah Commercial and Savings Bank, and has been identified with its interests ever since. He was also one of the organizers of the Lehi Commercial Bank, of which he was a director for many years. He was also an organizer of the Springville Banking Company, of which he is now a director. He was also organizer of Mt. Pleasant Commercial and Savings Bank, one of the organizers of the Western Shoe and Dry Goods Company, and the Utah Mattress Manufacturing Company. The furniture company of P. W. Madsen carries one of the largest stocks of any house west of Denver. The highest standard of excellence is consistently maintained by Mr. Madsen, who does all his own buying, and twice a year visits the furniture manufacturing centers for that purpose.


Marcy, Frank E.

Frank E. Marcy was born at Newfane, Vermont, June 11th, 1872. His father was Rodney Marcy and his mother Rosette Wellman Marcy.

The young man was educated in the district schools of his native State and later attended the University of Kansas, from which institution he in due time graduated. At an early age he gave promise of marked ability along engineering lines and from the time he first formed a connection with the Amalgamated Copper Company of Butte, in 1900, his rise has been steady and rapid. During the time he was with this company he held many important engineering posts and along certain lines achieved a splendid reputation for resourcefulness and ability as an engineer. In 1905 he joined the Allis-Chalmers Company, for which concern he is at present manager of the Salt Lake and Spokane offices. The territory includes the States of Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, eastern Oregon, Washington, and a part of Wyoming. For the past few years he has maintained his headquarters at Salt Lake City.

The wonderful record of the Allis-Chalmers Company in the West is generally admitted to be due, to a large extent, to the indefatigable efforts of Mr. Marcy. Always well known, the company has built up a business throughout the Western States which, comparatively speaking, is little short of remarkable. Always interested in the mechanical side of his profession, Mr. Marcy has worked early and late for the company which he represents and the result achieved is not out of proportion to the effort put forth.

The Allis-Chalmers Company maintains a heavy stock of machinery in Salt Lake and has traveling and other representatives constantly in the field. Through close application and strict attention to business as well as equitable dealing and business-like methods, the company has established a reputation for its goods which goes far to account for its successful record in the West. It is known and regarded as one of the prominent business institutions of Salt Lake and as such has always occupied a foremost place in the business life of the city.

Mr. Marcy is a member of the Alta Club and of the American Institute of Engineers, and has always been foremost in every movement looking to the up-building of his chosen city. He has done much to improve his company's products, and some of the most desirable lines of machinery were invented and designed by him.

Well educated, well read, and of a pleasing personality, Mr. Marcy is a business man of high order and ability. His success in life so far has been entirely due to his own efforts and those who know him do not hesitate to predict a still more brilliant future


McCornick, William S.

William S. McCornick, banker, mining magnate, promoter of railroads, and builder of great enterprises, is one of the stalwart figures of the great State of Utah, and one of the foremost and best known men of the inter-mountain country. He was born near Picton, Ontario, Canada, September 14, 1837. His parents were George and Mary McCornick, and his mother's maiden name was Vance. They were farmers, and Mr. McCornick spent his early days at hard manual labor, doing what fell to his lot to assist his parents. His education was obtained at the public schools, but, as he was a boy of more than ordinary intelligence, he determined to succeed, and educated himself in a practical manner. He remained at home until twenty-one, when he decided to make his own way in life. Being lured by the golden opportunities that California then offered, he went there and lived for two years as a rancher near Marysville. Early in the sixties the fame of the great Comstock Lode drew him to Nevada, where he spent the next eleven years, engaged in lumbering and mining, and here laid the foundation of the great fortune now credited to him. He lived a year in Virginia City, seven in Austin, two in Hamilton, and one in Belmont. He then turned to Salt Lake City, arriving on May 5, 1873. In June of the same year he established the banking business which has grown with the city, and which today, under the name of McCornick & Company, is beyond question the largest financial institution of its kind between the Missouri River and the Pacific Ocean.

Mr. McCornick 's experience as a mining man in Nevada gave foretaste for larger operations in the same line in Utah. Recognizing early the wonderful mineral resources and possibilities of Utah, and prudently investing much of his wealth in mines, he is to-day a large owner in some of the most valuable mining properties in the west, notably the Silver King, Daly "West, Centennial-Eureka, and Grand Central, all of them among the heaviest dividend-payers in the region. He is also interested in the American Smelting and Refining Company, and an officer and director in many of the most important industrial, mining, and financial concerns in the inter-mountain country.

The calm, farseeing judgment of Mr. McCornick has not only resulted in his financial eminence, but has redounded to the advantage of the State at large. An almost unerring gift for distinguishing between men who are born to succeed, and those seemingly destined to fail, backed by money accumulated through recognized ability, has enabled him to foster both public and individual enterprises that have inured to the lasting advantage of Salt Lake City and the State of Utah, and in many cases, public and private, the timely help of this man, and a keen foresight of the issues, has saved many from personal failure, and allied business interests from financial disaster.

Mr. McCornick, while not a politician, has always taken a deep interest in public affairs, and has worked zealously to better conditions and to help the State. In 1888 Mr. McCornick was elected to the common council of Salt Lake City. Some years later he was again elected and served the city as President of the Council. For almost twenty years he was president of the Board of Trustees of the State Agricultural College, which has grown into a great institution, and that largely through his progressive management. He takes a deep interest in education. He was the first president of the Alta Club, is a lover of fine horses, and has possessed a stable containing some of the swiftest roadsters in Utah.

Mr. McCornick was married in January, 1867, to Miss Hannah Keogh of Bellville, Ontario, a union which resulted in the birth of ten children: William (deceased), Emma, Henry A., Harry (deceased), Clarence K., Willis S., Lewis B., Anna, Albert V., and Genevieve. Every advantage that education and travel offer has been accorded their children, and largely shared by Mr. and Mrs. McCornick.


McIntyre, Samuel

Many a tale of frontier life in the Great West can Samuel McIntyre tell, when he will, and his is a life that is typical of the successful pioneer. As stock raiser and mining man, Mr. McIntyre has won success through untiring personal effort, and with a breadth of view characteristic of the man who spends much time in stock-raising regions, he has not been slow to branch out into other pursuits as the development of the inter-mountain empire warranted.

Samuel McIntyre was born December 16, 1845, in Grimes County, Texas, of Scotch-Irish descent. His father was William McIntyre, a native of Louisiana, who later became a farmer and land dealer in the Lone Star State. His mother was Margaret Anglin McIntyre.

When the boy was seven years old, the family came west, and Mr. McIntyre is a pioneer of 1853. He received his education in the public schools of Salt Lake City, and for a time in his early manhood was engaged in the "freighting" business, as it was then called. In this capacity the young man made trips in the early days to Montana and California, along the trails of the pioneers, thus acquiring an experience and an education which no amount of school learning could ever give him. The sturdy self-dependence which he acquired at that time has accompanied him throughout a career already both long and useful, though no one who knows him would call Mr. McIntyre an old man yet.

In 1867, or when he was but twenty-two years old, Mr. McIntyre made his first start for himself in the cattle business. Even now it is a life of freedom, and not without its hardships; and in those early days it was even more so. In 1870 Mr. McIntyre drove cattle into Utah from Texas, and in 1872 he went to Kansas and back on a similar errand.

Energy such as this, amid the opportunities presented in the Western field, could not but be rewarded, and Mr. McIntyre is still known throughout the West as one of its most successful stockmen. He is the owner of extensive ranches at Halleck, Nev., and at Tintic and Lemington, Utah, carrying in all about 10,000 head of both cattle and horses. Mr. McIntyre still personally sells most of this stock at the ranches.

His interest in the stock, however, does not cease with raising the animal and preparing it for market. He is also interested in the Inter-mountain Packing Company, which does an extensive export business in meats.

With horses, too, Mr. McIntyre has not confined himself to raising stock, but he has also done much in the way of improving the breeds grown in Utah. In this, too, he has been successful, and Crabapple, the famous pacer with a mark of 2:08, was raised and bred on a McIntyre ranch.

With the development of the West in other lines, this pioneer stockman has also kept pace. He is, as has been mentioned, interested in the packing industry, and also in mining, financial and real-estate enterprises. He is president of the Mammoth Mining Company, with properties in Nevada, and a director of the Melcher Mine, of Idaho. He is director of the Utah Commercial Savings Bank, and has extensive real-estate interests in Salt Lake City.

Mr. McIntyre lives in a fashionable quarter of the city, at 130 Fifth East Street. His wife was Mary Alexander, and he married her in 1872, on Independence Day. They have had eight children, namely: Robt. Alexander (deceased), Samuel G., William LeRoy (deceased), Frank, Stella, Lapere, Earl Lester and LeRoy.

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Source: Sketches of the Inter-Mountain States, Utah, Idaho and Nevada, Published by The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1909 

 

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