Biography of Charles P. Boland
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Boland, Charles P., was burn in Troy, N. Y., in 1869. His father, Lawrence Boland, was born in Ireland and came to this country when young and settled in Troy; he was later in the coal business under the name of Buckley & Boland; he has since retired. His mother, Margaret (Buckley) Boland, was born in Troy, a daughter of Lawrence Buckley, a prominent mason and builder of that city; he died in 1879. Charles P. Boland received his education in the public schools and was graduated from the La Salle Institute; he learned the mason's trade with Button & Buckley. afterwards Peter H. Buckley, with whom he was associated ten years, after which he formed a partnership with John McGowan as McGowan & Boland, in the contracting and building business Among the buildings they have erected are the city hall, court house and jail buildings at Cohoes, N. Y., the Stanton ale brewery, refrigerator and storage building, and many residences in Troy and vicinity. In September, 1896, the firm of McGowan & Boland dissolved and he continued in business alone. He is vice president of the Master Masons' Association, a member of the Robert Emmett Association, the C. M. B. A, and the C. B. L. He married in November, 1894, Elizabeth M. Hunt of Syracuse, N. Y.; she is the daughter of Frank Hunt, a prominent contractor of Syracuse. They have one son.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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