Biography of Frank A. Byrne
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FRANK A. BYRNE was born in Orange, New Jersey, March 28, 1887, son of Michael and Margaret Byrne. His father was a landscape artist who came from Ireland to the United States about the time of the assassination of President Lincoln, and died in 1910. He was drafted into the Union Army and served until the close of the war. His mother is still living (1926) at the age of eighty two years.

Frank A. Byrne received his education in the public and parochial schools of West Orange, from which he graduated in 1905; then he took a course in the New Jersey Business College in Newark, graduating from this institution in 1906. He has been identified with the insurance business for many years and established The Bronx Branch of the Travellers Insurance Company. On November 1, 1921, he was appointed manager of this office, a position he has since filled most acceptably. The Travellers Insurance Company is the first multiple line insurance company to establish a branch office in The Bronx, and about two hundred agents and brokers clear their business through this office. The company issues a full line of every kind of insurance except bond and marine, including fire, indemnity, casualty, life and accident. The continued success of the company is largely due to the enterprising resourceful spirit of its manager, who is ever on the alert for larger opportunities. He is a Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus; a member of the City of Orange (New Jersey) Council, and he and his family are members of the Catholic church.

Frank A. Byrne married, October 23, 1912, in Orange, New Jersey, Genevieve Brennan, daughter of Patrick and Anna Brennan. Mr. and Mrs. Byrne are the parents of the following children: 1. Thecla, born November 7, 1914. 2. Frank A., Jr., born June 27, 1916. 3. Nancy, born December 5, 1919. 4. Brendan, born April 1, 1924. The family home is in West Orange, New Jersey.

From:
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927


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