Dan Dow

Foundry.  Daniel Dow has operated a foundry in the city for a number of years, and in spite of several losses by fire, he gradually increased his trade until, in 1895, he moved to a large building east of the Dacotah, which he fitted up in first-class shape, adding to his other business the manufacture of fanning mills and self feeders.  He was doing a thriving business, when, in some unaccountable way, the building caught fire during the past summer, and, in spite of every effort, it was burned to the ground.  Mr. Dow carried no insurance, and his loss was heavy enough to have discouraged a less persistent man, but Mr. Dow, like general Grant, doesn’t know when he is beaten, and, within a short time, he had a new building erected upon the site of the old one, and he is now turning out castings as fast as the material can be handled.  A citizen of the stamp of Mr. Dow is a credit to any community, and it is to the credit of our people that he is being liberally patronized.  Mr. Dow has sold the fanning mill business, and will, for the present, devote his attention exclusively to the foundry trade, taking up the manufacture of the North Dakota self-feeder later on.  (Grand Forks Daily Herald, Sunday Morning, December 19, 1897, Volume 17, Number 42, Page 10)

DAN DOW, OLD RESIDENT OF CITY, IS DEAD.  Succumbs to General Breakdown at Hospital Monday.  Dan Dow, age 61, one of the oldest residents of Grand Forks, died at a local hospital Monday evening following a general breakdown in health some two months ago.  During the past 18 days his condition grew rapidly worse and hope of his recovery was practically abandoned.  Mr. Dow, who was born in Fitzroy Harbor, Ontario, Can., came to Grand Forks 37 years ago at which time he established a foundry on North Eighth street.  His business grew rapidly and some twenty years ago he moved it to the present site at the east end of International avenue, where it has continued to grow until it has become one of the largest local concerns.

Deceased was married in Grand Forks to Miss Margaret Bell of this city, who survives him together with four children, Mrs. R. B. Hulick of Fargo, Mrs. LeRoy C. Anderson of San Diego, Cal., Mrs. W. H. Dunnell of Minot and Miss Lillian Dow of Grand Forks; one son, Donald of this city; three brothers, James Dow of Grand Forks, R. W. Dow of Calgary, Alb., and Peter Dow of Waseca, Sas., and four sisters, Mrs. Geo. Grant of Ottawa, Can., Mrs. S. D. Baird of Fitzroy Harbor, Can., Mrs. Jas. Morrison of Waseca, Can., and Mrs. Daniel Tolmia of Isla, Ont., Can.  Mr. Dow was very active in civic and all other affairs of Grand Forks.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian church, of Kem Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., the Odd Fellows, Woodmen, and Yeoman lodges.  No arrangements for the funeral have been made pending word from relatives who live out of the city.  (Grand Forks Herald, Tuesday, October 3, 1922, Volume XLI, Number 289, Page 1)


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