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  Haines, John C.
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  2018-01-01  
 
NameJohn C. Haines
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Chicago, Illinois , United States
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Born May 26, 1818
DiedJuly 04, 1896 (78 years)
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Sep 07, 2018 05:39pm
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InfoArrived in Chicago on May 26, 1835 and took on work as a clerk for George W. Merrill. By 1846, he formed a partnership with Jared Gage and acquired several flour mills. Haines worked to organize the Chicago waterworks beginning in 1854.

Known as John "Copper Stock" Haines, his nickname came from his dabbling in copper stock. His police supposedly were called "coppers," the origin of "cops" for policemen. He vetoed an ordinance to allow street railways in 1858 because it granted franchises in perpetuity if the city didn't buy the rights back within 25 years. Nevertheless, the city got its first horse drawn streetcar in 1859.

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