Biography of Frank P. Byrne
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BYRNE, Frank P., retired; born, Allegheny Co., Md., Mar. 18, 1847; son of John and Eleanor (Flynn) Byrne; educated in country schools and academies of early days, in Western Maryland, and in private school in Brooklyn, N. Y.; married at Cincinnati, Feb. 25, 1873, Clara Bartels Oakes; one daughter, Mrs. Francis B. MeVeagh. Served in Union Army during Civil War, as member Fifty first New York Volunteer Infantry, 1864; became identified with distribution of natural gas and built natural gas pipe line from Ohio to and within City of Detroit, 1889-90; consolidated several gas companies in Detroit, 1893, becoming vice president and general manager of consolidated company; built natural gas pipe line across Detroit river, 1895; in charge, as president of the Interior Construction and Improvement Co., of the opening and development of the Shawmut Coal Co. and the building of the Shawmat Railroad (the P. S. & N. R. R.) from the coal fields to Hornellsville and Wayland, N. Y.; retired, 1904. Vice president and director Peninsular Savings Rank; director Detroit City Gas Co., Detroit Creamery Co., Leeds & Catlin Co. (N. Y.) and Olean Brewing Co., N. Y. Member Board Commerce. Democrat. Catholic. Member Knights of Columbus. Clubs: Detroit, Felloweraft, Country, Detroit Golf (Detroit), Olean (Olean, N. Y.). Recreations: outdoor sports. Office: 817 Union Trust Bldg. Residence: 24 Pallister Ave.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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