Biography of John Scanlon





Scanlon, John, son of Bartholomew and Ellen (Roche) Scanlon, was born in County Clare, Ireland, June 15, 1850. His education was such as the common schools of his native country afforded, and at the age of nineteen he emigrated to this country and came direct to Darien, where he has since resided. Mr. Scanlon began life poor, but by industry and good management, which is characteristic of his nationality, has succeeded in obtaining a competency of this world's goods and has two fine farms in Darien. He has held the position of railroad section foreman for the past eighteen years and still retains it. He always takes an interest in town affairs, although he has never held or aspired to public office; the only office he has ever held was school trustee for two years. On June 11, 1875, he married Lenora, daughter of Michael and Mary (Roland) Haley: their children are John E., Nellie M., who was graduated in 1897 from the Attica High School, receiving a Regent's certificate; Michael F., William J., M. Raymond. James B. and Dolores. Their oldest son is also a graduate from the Bryant & Stratton's Business College of Buffalo. Mr. Scanlon is a member of Kinsey Tent No. 227, K. O. T. M.



Source:
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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