For more than twenty years politics have very largely engrossed the attention of Jeremiah H. Carroll,
who is the first incumbent of the recently created office of Comptroller in Oneida county. He was born in Westmoreland,
this county, on the 19th of January, 1860, and is a son of John and Mary A. Carroll. The parents were both natives
of Ireland from which country they emigrated to the United States, locating in Rome in. 1848. There they were subsequently
married following which they located upon a farm in Westmoreland, in the operation of which the father was for
many years actively engaged. They are both now deceased.
After the completion of his preliminary education, in the acquiremeit of which he attended the public schools of
Westmoreland, Jeremiah H. Carroll entered the Whitestown Seminary. He subsequently engaged in farming for several
years and then went into the hotel business in Rome, during which time his attention was very largely directed
toward politics. From 1889 to 1891, inclusive, he served as county supervisor from the first ward of the city of
Rome, and during the years 1893-4 he was keeper of the Rome jail under Sheriff John C. Sehrieber. In 1898 he was
made chamberlain of Rome which position he retained for three years, while for the past five years he has b€en
chairman of the board of assessors of that city. In the autumn of 1910 he was elected to his present office, which
was created for the purpose of restraining grafting throughout the county. He has practically served one year of
the three for which he was elected and has discharged his duties without regard to politics in a manner highly
creditable to hmself and gratifying to his constituency.
On the 17th of June, 1891, in New York city was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Carroll and Miss Alice Flanigan,
and to them have been born four children, three daughters and a son: Aline V., whose natal day is August 19, 1892;
Howard E., born September 25, 1894; Ruth, whose birthday was September 10, 1897; and Mabel, whose birth occurred
September 2, 1898.
The family are communicants of the Roman Catholic church and Mr. Carroll is a member of the Knights of Columbus
of Rome, of which, for the years 1908-9 he has been a grand knight. Recreation and social diversions he seeks at
the Rome Country Club and he is also a member of the Rome Club. Mr. Carroll continues to make his home in Rome,
where he is engaged in the real estate business, having an office at No. 113 West Dominick street. He is one of
the well known and highly regarded politicians and business men of Oneida county, and is well qualified for his
present position, having previously given evidence of possessing the fearlessness as well as determination of purpose
which will enable him to carry to a successful issue any plan he ma.y initiate.
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Oneida County, NY
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