Biography of Micheal Dillon

Dillon, Michael, p. o. Corfu. N. Y., was born in Ireland, April 20, 1847, and came to the United States when three years old. The family located in Darien, Genesee county, where he was educated in the district schools. He has always followed farming. He has been twice married; first, to Agnes Goodwin of Darien, who died May 30, 1887, leaving three children: Frank P., who married Hattie Salisbury: Ella A., who married Charles Boyer of Rochester, and Loren E., a minister of the Advent Church, now in charge of the church at Wayland. On June 5, 1890, Mr. Dillon married Martha M. Kinne of Lockport, N. Y. September 20, 1864, Mr. Dillon enlisted in Co. A, 69th N. Y. Veteran Infantry, served in the Army of the Potomac as corporal, and was honorably discharged June 30, 1865. Mr. Dillon's father, Peter Dillon, was born at the old home in Ireland, about the year 1826. He married Catherine Marronie of his native place, and came to the United States in 1849. They had four children: Michael (as above), John, Marie and Ella, and are both living at this date, 1898. Mrs. Dillon's father. Timothy Goodwin, married Clarinda Waite; they had three children: Frank, Porter and Agnes. Mr. Goodwin died quite young and his widow in 1855. Mrs. Martha A. Dillon's father, Robert Kinne, was born in the town of Amsterdam, N. Y.; he married Samantha Kinne, and had ten children: Stephen, Osmar, Oliver, Inez, Martha, Polly, Orion, Amos, Elmira and Lillian. Mr. Kinne died April 27, 1888, his widow December 28, 1896. Michael Dillon and wife are members of the Advent Church in Darien. He has been a member of the ministerial committee of the church for fifteen years. He is a Prohibitionist.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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