Biography of James Lonergan
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Lonergan, James, born August 18, 1842, in Ireland, emigrated to the United States with his parents and acquired his education in the district schools of Pennsylvania. When thirteen years of age he began to learn the trade of machinist and at the age of twenty one he became a locomotive engineer for the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad Company. When twenty two he was made foreman of the machine shops and when thirty was sent to South America as master mechanic, where he remained only eight months on account of failing health. He now holds the position of engine dispatcher and has charge of the motive power and machinery department. January 11, 1865, he married Catherine Lonergan, of Susquehanna County, Pa., They have six children living: Richard T., born July 20, 1869; James E., born May 21, 1S73; Catherine, born July 1, 1875; Phillip, born April 16, 1S77; Johanna, born February 11, 1819; and John, born January 17, 1883.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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