Biography of John Healy, Jr.

Healy, John, jr., Buffalo, son of John and Margaret Healy, natives of Ireland, was born in 1862 in Buffalo, where his father settled when a young man. John Healy, Sr., was first a steamboat fireman on the lakes and afterwards a scooper and for thirty-five years was boss scooper for Thomas Clark & Co. He also conducted a restaurant at 376 Ohio street until his death October 17, 1897. He was a staunch Democrat, a member of the Cleveland Legion, and was four times married, being the father of twenty-two children, nine of whom are living. John Healy, jr., attended the public and parochial schools, St. Joseph's College and Bryant & Stratton's Business College, and first worked in his father's restaurant and afterward was timekeeper on the dock for his father. In 1897 he succeeded the latter as overseer scooper for Thomas Clark & Co. Mr. Healy is a popular citizen, has a large number of men under him unloading vessels and cars, and is a firm Democrat. He has been three times nominated for supervisor of the First ward, and tied the vote in 1895 and was triumphantly elected in 1897.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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