Joseph CHADWICK has been associated in the upbuilding of one of the important and successful business enterprises in his native city of Muskegon, that conducted by the Markle Cement & Coal Company, of which he is the vice-president. Mr. CHADWICK was born in Muskegon, December 20, 1879, and is a son of the late Samuel and Sarah (WRIGHT) CHADWICK, who were well known and highly esteemed citizens of Muskegon at the time of their death, and whose other two surviving children are Mrs. Lillie ROY and Mrs. Flossie KELLER, both of whom reside in Muskegon. Joseph CHADWICK is indebted to the excellent public schools of Muskegon for his early education, and his native city has been the stage of his entire business experience and activity. In 1904 he formed an alliance with Frank MARKLE under the title of the Markle Contracting and Building Company, and the business has since been developed to one of important scope, the company now giving special attention to contracting in cement construction work and to the handling of coal in both a wholesale and retail way. The title of the company was eventually changed to its present form, the Markle Cement & Coal Company, and of this progressive corporation Mr. CHADWICK is the vice-president. Mr. CHADWICK takes deep and loyal interest in all that concerns the welfare and advancement of his home city, is a staunch Republican, but he has never had any desire to enter the arena of practical politics or to seek public office of any kind. He is an active member of the Muskegon Chamber of Commerce, and he and his wife hold membership in the Congregational Church. In the time-honored Masonic fraternity he has received the thirty-second degree of the Scottish Rite, besides being a noble of the Mystic Shrine and he is affiliated also with the Elks and the Modern Woodmen of America. February 3, 1908, Mr. CHADWICK wedded Miss Della EDDY, daughter of John and Julia EDDY, the former of whom is deceased and the latter of whom still resides in Muskegon. Mr. And Mrs. CHADWICK have three children, Sarah, Thomas and Joseph, and there was another daughter, Julia, who died in early childhood.
Source: “Historic Michigan”, George N. Fuller/ James L. Smith (1925) Vol. III, pp. 134-135