~ ALBERT E McDOLE, b 29 Mar 1850 ~
Related Surnames - McDOLE, ESMAY, SPRING, SMITH, SEEBER, CANFIELD
Albert E. McDole, one of the younger members of the community of Sabula, operates a livery
and transfer line, and enjoys a lucrative patronage among the people of Union Township.
He is wide-awake and enterprising, and evidently on the highway to prosperity. He was
born in Cortland County, N.Y., March 29, 1850, and was the son of Jeremiah and Catherine
(Esmay) McDole, the former a native of Cattaraugus County, N.Y., and who emigrated to Iowa
in 1853, with his family, settling in Sabula, which was then in its infancy. He was a
farmer by occupation, and remained a resident of this vicinity until his death, which
occurred Dec. 13, 1873. The mother is still living in Sabula.
To the parents of our subject there were born nine children, three sons and six daughters,
five of whom are living: Albert and Albertus were twins, and were the seventh birth in
the family; the latter is now farming in Washington Territory. Harriet (Mrs. Spring),
Mary (Mrs. Smith), and Phebe (Mrs. Seeber), are all residents of Sabula.
The subject of this notice was but three years old when he was brought by his parents to
this county, and received his early education in the schools of Sabula. Upon approaching
manhood he was occupied at the lumber business, and in due time became foreman of the
lumber yard at this place, which position he held for a period of fourteen years. For one
and one-half years he also served in this capacity with the Clinton Lumber Company. He
was married, July 7, 1875, in Sabula, to Miss Jennie, daugher of George and Adeline
Canfield. Mrs. McDole was born March 6, 1857, in Union Township. Her parents were
natives of New York, and are now living at Sabula. Mrs. and Mrs. McDole are the parents
of one child, Lucy C., who was born Aug. 8, 1881.
Our subject purchased his livery stock and outfit on the 20th of March, 1888, investing a
capital of over $1,600. The business prior to this time had not been especially
successful; but Mr. McDole is building it up to goodly proportions. He keeps an
excellent assortment of horses and vehicles, while his stables are kept in good order, and
his employees have a full understanding of their business. Politically he votes the
straight Republican ticket, and is a member of the School Board. He was elected Township
Trustee in 1888, but declines to serve, having no desire for the cares and
responsibilities of office. He has, however, at times, served as Street Commissioner and
Road Supervisor. Socially, he belongs to the Modern Woodmen and Masonic fraternity.
Although not a member of any church, he contributes to the support of the Gospel, and
believes in the maintenance of Christian institutions. Mrs. McDole is a member in good
standing of the Methodist Episcopal Church. T!
hey occupy a snug home in the west part of town, and enjoy the friendship and acquaintance
of a large portion of its best people.
("Portrait and Biographical Album of Jackson County, Iowa", originally published
in 1889, by the Chapman Brothers, of Chicago, Illinois.)