Biography of John Mahar


Mahar, John, Tonawanda, was born in Buffalo, September 27, 1856. His father, Jeremiah Mahar, was a native of Buffalo and in 1853 he entered the employ of the N. Y. C. R. R., and his death, which occurred July 3, 1864, was due to an accident received in their employ. John Mahar was educated in Buffalo, and in 1881 came to Tonawanda and began the manufacture of boilers, to which he has since added engine building and a general foundry, building a large shop to accOmmodate his business. In 1880 he married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Martin, by whom two Sons and one daughter have been born: Edward J., Ray J. and Mildred P. Mr. Mahar is an enterprising business man of his town, serving as chief of the fire department for three years.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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