Biography of John F. Cahill
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Cahill, John F., was born in Cambridge, N. Y., in 1854. He is the son of John and Margaret (Flannery) Cahill, who came from Ireland in 1849, and settled in Washington county, where they remained until 1858, when the mother and children came to Troy, John Cahill having died in 1857. Mrs. Cahill died in 1895. John F. was educated at the Brothers' Academy and went as an apprentice to the Clinton foundry to learn the moulder's trade. He was a member of the Iron Moulders' Union No. 2, and represented them at their convention, and was president of the organization two terms. He worked at his trade for nine years, and took the position of superintendent of the Troy Electric Light Company. In 1889 he was made superintendent and still remains in that position. He was a member of the School Board from 1876 to 1882, and from 1885 to 1891, and president of the School Board in 1891. He is alderman from the First ward, and for the past two years has been president of the Common Council. He married Miss Belle E. Maloney in 1888.

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


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