Theodore F. Arnold
Theodore F. Arnold, the present foreman for Farrar & Trefts, machinists and boilermakers, was born February 5, 1849, at Buffalo, and received his education in that city. His parents, John and Amelia Arnold, were Germans, and they settled in Buffalo in 1845.
In 1868 the subject of this sketch began his practical life as an apprentice in Farrar & Trefts' shop, where he labored about four years. In 1874 he accepted the position of second engineer on the old steamer Chicago, on which he spent part of the season, the balance working on the Erie canal. In 1875 he returned to the machine shop of Ferrar & Trefts, and eight years later, in 1883, he was made foreman of the shop, still remaining there in that capacity. He was married April 25, 1877, and has three children.
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This version of Volume II is based, with permission, on the work of the great volunteers at the Marine Captains Biographies site. To them goes the credit for reorganizing the content into some coherent order. The biographies in the original volume are in essentially random order.
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