ARCHIBALD ST. CLAIR, of the firm of St. Clair Bros., dealers in lumber and hard and soft coal, the business being established in 1872 at Mt. Auburn, was born in Indiana County, Pa., Oct. 2, 1848, and is a son of Hugh and Margaret St. Clair. He came to Davenport, Iowa, in 1856, in company with his parents, and they settled in Benton County, in March, 1857, and he has since made this his home. He was brought up a farmer, and continued in that occupation till 1882, when he began his present business in company with his brother Hugh. He has a farm on sections 28 and 21, Cedar Township, consisting of 160 acres of fine land. He moved to Mt. Auburn in October, 1883.
Mr. St. Clair was married, Dec. 10, 1869, in Jackson Township, to Isabella E. Wallace, daughter of Robert and Rebecca Wallace, a native of West Virginia. They have five children — Louie A., Margaret R., Robert H., William J. and Harry A., all born in Cedar Township. In politics Mr. St. Clair is a Republican, and is also a member of the Presbyterian Church, and of the A. O. U. T., which was organized in June, 1886, when Mr. St. Clair was elected Vice-Templar.
Source Citation: "1887 Benton County, Iowa Biographies" [database online] Benton County IAGenWeb Project. <http://iagenweb.org/benton/>
Original data: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa." Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887, p. 297.
Transcribed by: Sue Soden. Submitted to the Benton County IAGenWeb Project on February 12th, 2009. Copyright © 2009 The IAGenWeb Project.