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Robert Dollar
Birth: Mar. 20, 1844
Falkirk, Scotland
Death: May 16, 1932
San Rafael
Marin County
California, USA

Businessman. Called the "Grand Old Man of the Pacific", he was a native of Falkirk, Scotland. At the age of 11 he was earning his own living as a shore boy in a lumber camp in Canada, and in 1893 he purchased a sawmill on the Pacific Coast and his lumber business was flourishing. In 1895 he acquired his first vessel, a single steam schooner called Newsboy, to move his lumber from the Pacific Northwest to markets down the coast. This foray into shipping resulted in the founding of Dollar Line in 1900, when Dollar was nearly 60 years old. When he made a test run to the Orient with another of his ships, he was the first to bring the lumber business to a new continent. As the result of his success, he encouraged leaders from different industries in the United States to explore Asia as a potential new market for their businesses.  (bio by: Garver Graver) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Margaret Snedden Proudfoot Dollar (1852 - 1941)*
 
 Children:
  Alexander Melville Dollar (1878 - 1932)*
  Robert Stanley Dollar (1880 - 1958)*
  Mary Grace Dollar Dickson (1885 - 1921)*
  John Harold Dollar (1887 - 1936)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Tamalpais Cemetery
San Rafael
Marin County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Sep 08, 2008
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