T. F. DONAHOE, who is engaged in a large real estate business at Ishpeming, Marquette County, Michigan, where he is one of the leading and representative citizens, was born in 1850 in Washington County, Wisconsin, and is a son of Patrick and Nora Donahoe. Patrick Donahoe was born and married in Ireland, and upon coming to this country located in Washington County, Wisconsin, in 1845, with his wife and one child, at a date when the city of Milwaukee did not number more than 5,000 inhabitants. His home he located at the end of a trail through the forest, running in a northwest direction for 34 miles from Milwaukee, and was one of the first of the pioneer settlers to penetrate into that section of Wisconsin. As a successful, industrious farmer, he passed here his whole life, dying in 1861, at the age of 60 years. His wife died in 1890, aged 70 years, having been the mother of children, four of whom still survive. T. F. Donahoe was reared in Washington County, Wisconsin, and received as good a district school education as the times and the place afforded. In 1864, three years after the death of his father, our subject's mother removed with her family to Ontonagon County, Michigan, settling at Rockland in order to give the children better educational chances. Our subject removed to Ishpeming, Marquette County, in 1869, and in the early part of 1870, at the age of 20 years, embarked in a general mercantile business, which he successfully conducted until 1892. Since that time Mr. Donahoe has been giving his attention to insurance and real estate business, performing also the duties of justice of the peace, and looking after the large interests of a number of corporations, of whose directing boards he is a member. He handles a large amount of valuable timber property through his section. For five terms he served as supervisor of the Third Ward, and was honored by being elected four terms as mayor of the city. For 17 years he has been a member of the Board of Education and for the same length of time has been connected with the fire department, having been treasurer and assistant chief. He was one of the organizers of the American Iron Mining Company and held the office of president through the life of the company; and was vice-president of the East & York Mining Company. For eight years he was a director of the Miners' National Bank of Ishpeming. In 1878 Mr. Donahoe was married to Julia A. McKenna, of Ishpeming, Michigan, and they have three children, viz: D. G., who graduated from the Michigan College of Mines, June 3, 1903, and is mining engineer for the Illinois Iron Mining Company at North Freedom, Wisconsin; Frances T., a student at the Michigan College of Mines; and Sara, a graduate of the Academy of Our Lady, at Longwood, Illinois.

Source: Biographical Record, Houghton, Baraga and Marquette Counties.  Chicago: Biographical Publishing Company, 1903.