Shiely, James R. and Joseph L.

412 Louis St
St Paul, Minnesota, US

Category: Teamster

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Capitol Construction Workers

1898 and 1899 City Directories. James Shiely, born in Minnesota in 1860 of Irish parents, was Butler-Ryan's teamster sub contractor for moving the marble from the depot to the Capitol site. He was a founding member of Teamsters Local 120 and was elected as a trustee of the local at their first meeting. His son, Joseph, 15 in 1900, worked in the mornings and evenings in the stone cutting shed while going to school, and again in 1902 in the office as a clerk. Joseph went on to found the J.L. Shiely Co, a large cement and gravel company, now called Agregate Industries.