The Waddel-Mahon Corporation was a independent company from the state of New York. James Waddell, served as president of the Waddell-Mahon Corporation.
Copper Country StrikeEdit
During the great Copper Country Strike of 1913–1914, the Waddel-Mahon Corporation was sent in per Houghton County Sheriff James Cruse's request. The Sheriff thought the Michigan National Guard was doing more harm than good with the striking miners. James A. Waddell, president of the Waddell-Mahon Corporation, of New York, arrived in Houghton County for the purpose of making a contract with the county board of supervisors or with the mine managers to furnish guards. The contact was set in and the Sheriff employed, through the Waddell Agency, 52 men from outside the State. These men were not deputized, and under the law he could not confer upon them the authority of deputy sheriffs; but was using them as aids and for the purpose of organizing and instructing deputy sheriffs, and as watchmen in the guarding of property. This he felt justified in doing because of the impossibility of finding men for the purpose locally.