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McVICKER, James Hubert, theatrical manager, born in New York city, 14 February, 1822. After the age of ten he engaged in various work in Hayerstraw, New York, and in 1837 removed to St. Louis, Missouri, where he learned the printer's trade, employing his leisure in study. He first appeared in St. Charles theatre, New Orleans, in 1843, and in 1845 became principal comedian in Rice's theatre, Chicago, remaining there until 1852, when he made a tour through the country, appearing in Yankee characters. In 1857 he built McVicker's theatre in Chicago, Illinois, which was rebuilt after the fire of 1871, and remodelled in 1887, and which he has managed successfully for thirty years.--His daughter, Mary Frances, married Edwin Booth on 7 June, 1869, and died 13 November, 1881.
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