Biography of Thomas F. McNulty
Bristol County, MA Biographies

McNulty, Thomas F., hardware and lumber merchant, was born in Fall River, December 27, 1857, a son of John and Margaret (O'Hare) McNulty, natives of Ireland, who came to this country early in life. Mr. McNulty was educated in the public and private schools of Fall River. He worked one year in the Wattupa Cotton Mill. then passed another year in the grammar schools and at the age of thirteen began to learn the carpenter's trade, first under Andrew Porter, and after his death with Obadiah Pierce. After completing his apprenticeship of three years he worked as a journeyman for seventeen years, with the exception of one year spent in Minnesota and Dakota engaged in bridge building for the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad. From 1886 until his resignation in June, 1895, Mr. McNulty was on the Fall River police force, being appointed by Mayor William S. Greene. In 1895 he bought out his former employer, Charles F. Tripp, and during the following three years did a large business as a carpenter and buider at 95 West Bank street. He did the wood work on the engine house back of the city hail, remodeled the old court house, and had the contract for all the wood, iron and copper work for the Boys' Club House In 1897 he formed a copartnership with F. W. Hoag, under the firm name of McNulty & Hoag, and engaged as wholesale and reatail dealers in hardware, lumber, blinds, sash, doors and all kinds of builders' supplies at 296 Second street. They are now doing a prosperous business. April 4, 1876, Mr. McNulty married Catherine J. Morgan of Fall River, and they have ten children: Louisa, John, James, Thomas, Charles. Frederick, Mamie, Michael, George and Irene.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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