Biography of John Hagan


Hagan, John, Buffalo, one of six sons and four daughters of Peter and Mary (McMurray) Hagan, was born in county Leitrim, Ireland, in August, 1854. His mother and maternal grandmother are both living in Ireland, the former at the age of sixtyseven and the latter aged ninety- six. His father, a well known cattle dealer, gave his sons a good education and died in 1883, aged sixty-three; three of the sons reside in Ireland, following their father's business, while the other three are in America. John Hagan came to this country in 1871, settled in Buffalo, and for eight years was employed in an iron rolling mill. He then opened a hotel at 477 Elk street, which he has since conducted. He is also a dealer in real estate, owns a fine farm in Hamburg and is treasurer and a director of the International Brewing Company and a stockholder in the Erie Fire Insurance Company of Buffalo, N. Y. He has always been a staunch Democrat, an active worker for his party's welfare, and successful in all he undertook. Though often urged to accept public office he firmly declined until 1897, when he was nominated for councilman. He has often been a delegate to city, county, and assembly conventions, and in 1882 was a delegate to the Land League Convention at Philadelphia. He is a member of the A. O. U. W. and the Select Knights and a public spirited citizen. In August, 1881, he married Eliza, daughter of James and Ann (Conway) Quinn of Buffalo, and they have two sons and two daughters.

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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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