Biography of John Reidy
Madison County, NY Biographies





Reidy, John, p. o. Morrisville. - David Reidy was a native of County Kerry, Ireland, and came to the United States in 1837, settling at Eaton village, where he was a cattle buyer for Alpheus Morse & Brother. After about five or six years he moved to Morrisville and was connected with the Tillinghast tannery seventeen years. Later on he was sexton of the village cemetery and also worked a small farm; he died in the village October 19, 1882, and is remembered as an industrious, upright citizen. His wife was Mary Yoar of Cazenovia. Their children were John, William H., David S., Patrick H., Mary, Thomas F., Catherine Y. and Alice M. John Reidy was born in Eaton, March 18, 1855. He was educated in the Morrisville Union School, after which he learned the harness makers trade with Edward Barnard. In 1877 he began business for himself as one of the firm of Stevenson & Reidy, but four years later Mr. Reidy succeeded the firm. He has since conducted the business with a fair degree of success and in 1895 erected the Reidy Block, the largest and most pretentious business building in the village. In political life Mr. Reidy has not been a passive factor, and while he is a member of the minority party in the county and town where he has been the candidate of his party for public office, he has invariably run ahead of his ticket On December 9, 1893, he was appointed postmaster of Morrisville and served until July 1, 1898. On October 21, 1880. Mr. Reidy married Lilla S., daughter of Joseph Tooke, and they have one child.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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