James H. Quinn holds a leading position in the business life of Jefferson County, being identified with the
Carthage Pulp and Board Company as vice president and general manager. He was born at Rock City Falls, N. Y., March
9, 1870, the son of James and Julia (McDermott) Quinn.
James Quinn was a native of County .Armagh, Ireland, and his wife was born in County Limerick. As children they
were brought to this country by their respective parents, both families having settled at Kingston, N. Y. After
their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Quinn located at Rock City Falls, where he spent many years as a paper maker. He was
living retired at the time of his death. Both he and his wife are buried at Ballston Spa, N. Y. Mr. Quinn was a
Democrat and held membership in St. Mary's Catholic Church. To Mr. and Mrs. Quinn were born eight children: 1.
John, lives at Hudson Falls. 2. Charles, lives at Glens Falls. 3. Anna, the widow of Thomas Young, lives at Glens
Falls. 4. James H., the subject of this sketch. 5. Edward, deceased. 6. Bernard, deceased. 7. Julia, deceased.
8. Mary, deceased.
After his graduation from Ballston Spa High School in 1888, James H. Quinn became interested in the paper manufacturing
business in the employ of the Kilmer Paper Company. In 1892 he became a machinist in the plant of the Globe Paper
Company at Brownville and subsequently was superintendent of the wood division of the Dexter Pulp and Sulphite
Company at Dexter; superintendent of the Eagle Wrapper Company, at Ballston Spa; and superintendent of the board
mill Hind & Dauch Company, at Watertown. In 1926 he accepted his present position as general manager of the
Carthage Pulp and Board Company.
In 1898 Mr. Quinn married Miss Agnes Kennedy, the daughter of Andrew Kennedy, who was a native of Ireland. Mr.
Kennedy is deceased and is buried at Brownville. To Mr. and Mrs. Quinn were born three daughters: 1. Mary, married
George Chappel, lives on Long Island, N. Y. 2. Bernice, a teacher, lives at Marlboro, N. Y. 3. Anna, who lives
Mr. Quinn is a Democrat, a member of St. James Catholic Church, and belongs to the Knights of Columbus, Watertown
Council, No. 259. He also is a member of the Chamber of Commerce.
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
Jefferson County, NY
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