Biography of James Francis Carrigan
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James Francis Carrigan, who is superintendent of the Rutland Railroad Company, with headquarters at Malone, is a substantial citizen of Franklin County. He was born at Windsor, Vermont, Oct. 16, 1862, the son of William and Margaret (Tully) Carrigan.

William Carrigan was born in County Longford, Ireland, in 1840. At the age of 20 years he emigrated to the United States and settled in Massachusetts, but later removed to Vermont. He was a farmer. He was married in 1861 to Miss Margaret Tully, also a native of Ireland, and a daughter of Michael Tully, who died at the age of 104 years. To Mr. and Mrs. Carrigan were born seven children: 1. James Francis, the subject of this sketch. 2. Mary, who died in 1898. 3. William, who died hi 1898. 4. Elizabeth, married George Pabst, lives at Berwyn, Ill. 5. Myron, who died in 1925. 6. Margaret, who died in 1923, was the wife of George Boynton, of Hadley, Mass. 7. Nettie, the widow of William Smith, lives at Springfield, Vt.

James Francis Carrigan attended the public schools of North Springfield, Vt., and as a young man entered the employ of the Central Vermont Railroad to learn telegraphy. He spent 12 years with that company as an operator, agent and train dispatcher at various points between Bellows Falls, Vt., and Rouses Point, N. Y., and in 1890 became joint agent at the latter place for the Central Vermont, Ogdensburg, and Lake Champlain and the Canadian Atlantic Railways. He served in that capacity for two years and was then appointed traimnaster at Malone for the Rutland Railroad Company. He was subsequently advanced to the position of assistant superintendent and later became superintendent, which office he holds at the present time.

On April 14, 1889, Mr. Carrigan was united in marriage with Miss Ina V. Lockwood, the daughter of Benio and Alvira Lockwood, of North Springfield, Vt. They were the parents of three children: 1. Hazel, a graduate of Franklin Academy, now assistant to Rev. Dr. Holmes, who is pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Buffalo, N. Y. 2. Edward Curtis, who was killed in action during the World War while serving as sergeant of Company K, 107th New York Volunteer Infantry, 27th Division. He lost his life at the Battle of Belicourt Tunnel, Guilmont Farm, being killed in the battle in which 32 other Malone men lost their lives. He is buried in Morningside Cemetery, Malone. 3. Paul B., who is identified with the production department of the General Motors Corporation, of Buffalo, N. Y.

Mr. Carrigan is a Republican, a member of the Presbyterian Church, and is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge, being a Knight Templar, and a member of Media Temple of the Mystic Shrine at Watertown. He belongs to Columbia Lodge, No. 11, which was chartered at Albaugh Center, Vt., in 1819. He also belongs to the Kiwanis Club and Malone Fish & Game Club.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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