John J. Macauley

John J. Macauley, heating contractor, 421 Scribner, N. W., is now rounding out a successful business career. He was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, on January 19, 1864, and went to Chicago with his parents when a child. There he attended the public schools and at the age of twenty years enlisted in the regular army, in Company K of the Third infantry, and served one year, when he was discharged on account of disability. He then began his trade career with the John Davis Heating Company of Chicago, the largest concern of its kind in that city. With this excellent foundation in his chosen trade, Mr. Macauley came to Grand Rapids and engaged in business with his brother, Charles B. Macauley. A more detailed narrative of the growth of that successful business is set forth in the account of the Macauley Brothers heating contractors and Charles B. Macauley. However, after fourteen years of association with his brother, John J. Macauley sold out his interest to his brother and the partnership was dissolved. Since then he has engaged in this line of business upon his own account with a great degree of success. Fraternally he is a member of York Lodge, F. & A. M. In 1900 he married Miss Amma Bell Keith of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Transcriber: Nancy Lesser
Created: 4 March 2003