Biography of Edmund Broderick
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Broderick, Edmund, was born in Troy, N. Y., July 12, 1839. His father, Edmund Broderick, came from Ireland about 1834 and worked on the Erie Canal at Amster dam, N. Y., and came to Troy where he died in 1843. His mother, Mary (Kelley) Broderick, was born in Ireland and died in Troy in 1870. Edmund received his education in the public schools and learned the mason's trade first with Burns & Lyons and completed it in Chicago He then returned to Troy and started in business in 1861 forming the firm of Kelley & Broderick. which continued until 1875; he then carried the business on alone until 1890 when his son, Edmund D., was taken in and the firm name of Edmund Broderick & Son was assumed. Among the buildings erected by them are several malt houses, Washington Steamer house, the Anna Plumb Memorial building, the new court house, the Hart Memorial, the St. Lawrence German Catholic church, the Presbyterian church on Green Island, and others. He served on the Board of Supervisors in 1873-1875 and is now president of the Master Masons Society. He was married in 1865 to Catherine Higgins of Troy. His children are Edmund D., Margaret U., and George J. He and his family are all members of the Catholic church and worship at St. Joseph's church. In politics he is a Democrat.

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


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