Biography of W. A. Kelleher

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Kelleher, W. A., Hamburg, was born in Canada, June 29, 1865. He was educated there and his boyhood days were spent on the farm. In 1880 he came to Buffalo, where he learned the trade of carriage woodwork with Henry Brunn of Eagle Street, Buffalo. Finding that his health began to fail in 1884, he entered the employ of the Erie Railroad as brakeman; he was soon promoted to the position of conductor and continued so until this date (1897). April 6, 1891, he married Anatasia Whyte, also of Canada, who died March 5, 1897. Mr. Kellehefs father, Thomas, was born in Canada about 1836; he married Helen Dunk, also of Canada; they had four children, William A., James, Patrick H. and Mary A. James is proprietor of the Central House in Soo Ste. Marie, Mich.; Patrick H. is in Roseland, B. C., proprietor of one of the largest news stands in British Columbia; Mary A. remains at home with her parents.



Source:
Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Trumen C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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