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Thomas Beattie McFadden
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Birth: Aug. 2, 1830
Cayuga County
New York, USA
Death: unknown
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

Peoria County IL Portrait and Biographical Album 1890
"Bread is the staff of life" and he who supplies a good article fills a great want and earns the gratitude of many consumers. The gentleman above-named, proprietor of the McFadden Bakery, No. 415 Main Street, Peoria, occupies this place in the public mind, and also turns out from his establishment other appetizing articles of food. He possesses a large degree of inventive genius, and in addition to his bakery business has charge of the patent rights of several important inventions. He has received one patent for freezing ice, and others for a baker's oven and an apparatus for putting in and taking bread out of the oven rapidly.
After having traveled through all the large cities of the East, Mr. McFadden found that all bakers used the old wooden shovel for putting in their bread and he is now preparing to push his invention in the great commercial centers. His patent consists of a long track with a car so arranged that it will run into the oven and can be lowered to the bottom and taken out again, securing even and proper baking and having a rapidity of action which enables him to put two thousand loaves into the oven per minute.
Mr. McFadden is one of the oldest citizens now living in Peoria, he having come here in July 1835. He was born is Sterling, Cayuga County, N. Y., August 2, 1830 to George C. and Jeannette (Beattie) McFadden. His father removed to Peoria County, this state, and for two years was engaged in farming near the county seat. He was then elected County Surveyor, holding the office continuously for sixteen years. In 1862 he was elected Sheriff, serving one term.
He was one of the early hotel-keepers of Peoria, having in 1851 located on Water Street and during the war having kept the Fulton House on Jefferson Street. He finally removed to Iowa, dying at Boonesboro.
Our subject grew to manhood in this city and here received his education. He began his business career by engaging in the confectionery business and with the exception of a few years has continued in business here most of his life. He was engaged in the Troy Mills of Fulton County, this State, until they were washed away, when he again started in business in Peoria. In 1881 he
established a small bakery in a quiet quarter of this city. His strict business principles and careful management of affairs, brought up his trade and obliged him to increase his capacities, and he now has the largest bakery in the city, no other approaching it in size.
At the home of the bride in Peoria in 1852, Mr. McFadden was united in marriage with Miss Helen Loucks, with whom he lived happily for thirty years. she entered into rest August 2, 1882, leaving four daughters to perpetuate her memory by following her good advice and useful habits. Three of the daughters are married and in homes of their own, but Ella, the eldest, is still with her father; Minnie is the wife of George W. Pinkerton, who is engaged with Kingman & Co., of this city: Jeannette is the wife of Joseph Densberger, also of Peoria; Louisa is the wife of Headley W. Waycott, of Peoria. Mr. McFadden is neither a politician or an office-seeker, but supports the principles of the Democratic party by depositing his ballot on election day. 
Family links: 
  George Cooper McFadden (1806 - 1875)
  Jeannette Beattie McFadden (1810 - 1895)
  Helen Louise Loucks McFadden (1834 - 1880)
  Ella McFadden (1854 - 1919)*
  Jeannette McFadden Densberger (1862 - 1900)*
  Louise Ann McFadden Waycott (1865 - 1947)*
  Thomas Beattie McFadden (1830 - ____)
  Mary J McFadden (1835 - 1908)*
*Calculated relationship
Springdale Cemetery and Mausoleum
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Anna Richards
Record added: Oct 12, 2011
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Thomas Beattie McFadden
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Flowers for my Dear Great Grandfather.What a wonderful day it will be when we gather in Paradise. Rest now in Heavenly Peace. I Love You.
- Anna Pinkerton Richards
 Added: Oct. 12, 2011

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