Biography of Michael Moynihan

Moynihan, Michael, was born in Ireland in 1840 and in 1851 came to the United States with his parents, John and Julia Moynihan, who settled in Batavia and were prominent in the history of the Catholic church. Mr. Moynihan was educated in the Union schools, and learned the clothing business with S. Masse. He has been engaged in the clothing trade as clerk or proprietor for nearly forty years. In 1877 he established himself in business which he since has carried on successfully. Mr. Moynihan is serving his second term as trustee of Batavia, and actively participates in educational and religious affairs and beneficiary societies. In politics he is a Republican. Mr. Moynihan. as his friends well know, has a very forcible way of expressing himself, and although making no pretensions as a public speaker, he is often called npon when matters of local interest are under discussion, and his remarks always carry weight In 1872 Mr. Moynihan was married to Margaret Keenan; their children are Edward, Frank, Michael, John, Mary, Margaret, Ellen, Monica and Anna.

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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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