Biography of Bernard O'Reilly
Orleans County, NY Biographies





O'Reilly, Bernard, was born in Tipperary county Ireland, in 1827, and came to this country in 1848, and until 1850 was in the west. In the latter year he settled in Medina, where he has since resided. From 1857 to 1864 he was bookkeeper and superintendent for Patrick Horan of Medina, and for one year he was his partner in the business. Later he, with Timothy O'Brien and Michael Smith, operated a stone quarry at Shelby Basin for a year. He then, with Michael Welch, purchased a property at Brockville, and opened quarries, which they operated for five years. In 1882 he purchased lands on the north side of the canal, east of Hulburton, and has since been engaged in the stone business there, and is one of the prosperous and successful quarrymen of the county. In 1840 Mr. O'Reilly married Margaret Looley, and their children are: Bernard, jr., Catherine, Dennis, Bridget, Mary, David, and Patrick, all of whom are living but David, who died in infancy. Bernard is the only one married, his wife being Mary O'Shea, and their children are: Edward, Bernard, and Margaret.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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