miner and dealer
in stocks, is a native and resident of Vevay, born in 1840. His father, Henry, was born near
Harper's Ferry, Va., in 1809. His mother, Susan Harper, was born near Lexington, Ky., in 1813.
His father was a speculator and trader, and prior to 1840 served eight years as sheriff of the
county. Our subject spent one year as sutler with the One Hundred and Fourteenth Ohio Regiment,
and after that was three years with Bender & McMakin at Memphis, dealers in feed and
plantation supplies, as salesman in the wholesale department of that firm. In 1867 he went
West, where he has since been identified with the mining interests of Colorado, returning since only
to visit and recreate. Mr. McMakin was married, in 1868, to Emma F. McGuire, who was born in
Chicago in 1841, and who died in May, 1881. In his business operations Mr. McMakin has been
both active and successful, and is now regarded among the thriftiest of the business men
of the county.