Biographical Sketch of Charles Thomas Biggerstaff
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Biggerstaff, Charles Thomas; mason contractor; born, Welland, Can., May 16, 1885; son of Thomas and Harriet Ann Castle Biggerstaff, educated, Cleveland public schools; married, Cleveland, May 16, 1906, Minnie Schroeder; one daughter, Harriet, age 6 years, and one son, Thomas, age 4 years; his father and mother left Oxford, Eng., in 1884, and came to Welland, Can., in 1887, they came to Cleveland, where he has always lived; after going through the East Madison Avenue public school, he learned the bricklaying trade, going into the mason contracting business with his father in 1911, as junior partner, and taking full charge of the mason contracting business in the spring of 1912; has built a number of brick and stone residences under several leading architects; joined Masonic Order, Cleveland City Lodge No. 15; November, 1911; joined Cleveland Bricklayers Union, No. 5, April 22, 1903; member Cleveland Chamber of Progress, and Cleveland Federation of Motorcyclists; member Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Recreations: Motorist, Swimmer and Baseball.