Biography of James H. Moran
Broome County, NY Biographies





JAMES H. MORAN, one of the leading business men of Deposit, was born in that village August 15, 1866, and is proprietor of one of the best conducted and appointed hotels in the southern tier, The Moran Hotel. Mr. Moran is a self made man in every sense of the word. Beginning the study of telegraphy in early life in the Western Union office at Deposit, he became telegraph operator for the Erie railroad at Lanesboro, Pennsylvania, Deposit and Port Jervis, New York, in the later office acting as assistant train dispatcher, a position of trust and much responsibility. Severing his connection with the railroad in 1894, Mr. Moran started in the hotel business in his home town, and in 1907-08 built the Moran House, the Only first class hotel in Deposit today. From the beginning, Mr. Moran has made a success of the hotel business, as his innumerable patrons all testify. Mr. Moran is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and the Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Moran and Miss Winifred Murphy, of Binghamton, were married in that city on June 30, 1898, and at once began married life in Deposit, where Mrs. Moran is an able assistant in the management of the hotel. They have one daughter, Geraldine, a young lady of charming personality, a graduate of Barnard, 1923.

From:
Binghamton and Broome County
New York
Editor in chief: William Foote Seward
Libarian for the Binghamton Public Libraey
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York and Chicago, 1924


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