Biography of Thomas Murnan of Le Roy, NY

Thomas Murnan, son of Michael and Mary (O'Connell) Murnan, was born in Le Roy, December 23, 1856, and was reared on a farm. He was educated at Le Roy Academy, and at the age of 17 years learned the blacksmiths' trade of W. S Brown, with whom he worked for 10 years, when he spent a year each at Brockport and Medina, and returned to Le Roy, where he has since resided. In 1885 he opened a wholesale and retail liquor and cigar store. He takes an active interest in politics. Michael Murnan was born in Limerick. Ireland, and his wife in County Clare. He is a farmer and came to the United States in 1846, lived a short time at Bath, when he removed to Corning and entered the employ of the Erie Railroad, and in 1855 came to Le Roy, settling on nine acres where he now lives, which he has since increased to 50 acres. He has eight children: Thomas, William, John, George M., Katie. James, Frank T., and Arthur. The grandfather of Thomas (Michael) died young. He had five sons and one daughter (Mary, who went to Australia). Two sons, Michael and William, live in Genesee County.

Also see his brother George M. Murnan

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of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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