Biography of Michael W. Donnelly
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Donnelly, Michael W., son of Richard and Catherine (Flenn) Donnelly, was born May 6, 1856, in Cambridge, Washington county, N. Y., where he received an academic education. He learned the trade of stonecutter at Springfield, Mass., and followed it until 1881, when he came to Lansingburgh, Rensselaer county, and bought a restaurant, which he conducted until 1884, when he became traveling salesman for M. Sheehan, wholesale liquor dealer of Troy. He later became salesman for Tappan & Toole and in 1891 entered into partnership with Robinson & MacLellan, wholesale liquor dealers, the firm name being Robinson, MacLellan & Co. Mr. Robinson died in August, 1893, and the name of the firm was changed to MacLellan & Donnelly. July 11, 1896, Mr. MacLellan died and Mr. Donnelly has since been manager of the business, conducting it under the firm name of MacLellan & Donnelly. Mr. Donnelly is a member of Glens Falls Lodge No. 81, B. P. O. E. September 28, 1892, he married Catherine Healy of Bennington, Vt., and they have two children: Richard Vincent and Marie Grace.

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


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