Ed. R. Dungan
Ed. R. Dungan was born in Prescott, Ontario, January 30, 1865, the son of James F. Dungan, who was for over fifteen years construction engineer of the Novelty Iron Works, in New York, where a large amount of work was done for the United States navy. His mother's maiden name was Katherine O'Connor. There are six of the children living besides Edmund R. - James, William, George, David, Albert and Mary.
Mr. Dungan served his time at the machinist's trade in the shops of D. McEwan & Son, Kingston, Ontario, in 1882, removing with his parents to New York, where he worked a year in Delamater's machine shops. The next year he spent in different shops in New York and Pennsylvania, and in 1884 he shipped as oiler in the William A. Haskell, holding that position through the season of 1885. During 1886 he was engineer at Scotten's tobacco works and in 1887 he took charge of Henry McGraw's machine shop, continuing thus for four years and giving excellent satisfaction. In 1891 he went on the lakes again as second engineer of the steamer Raleigh, and in 1892 he became chief of the tug Wilcox. In the spring of 1893 he fitted out the Wilcox and then went out as chief of the H. S. Pickands, retaining that berth until August 22, 1896, when he accepted the position of chief engineer at St. Joseph's Retreat, in Dearborn, just out of Detroit, where he still remains.
Mr. Dungan was married, in Detroit, on November 23, 1887, to Miss Margaret Lane, and they have two daughters, Katherine and Marie. He is an enthusiastic member of the M. E. B. A., and has been recording secretary of No. 3 for five years. He was also a delegate to the National meeting in Washington in 1896 and 1897.
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