Biography of John Dunvar
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Dunvar, John, was born in Ireland and educated in the Mouruth College of that country; he emigrated to New York city when about twenty one years old, and soon engaged with the Hudson River Railroad and located in Greenbush; he was made bookkeeper as soon as the office was located in Greenbush, which position he held until his death. November 19, 1854, he married Anna Halloran, born in Greenbush where the Rensselaer House now stands, and is the oldest native born Catholic of Greenbush. The parents of Mrs. Dunvar were Thomas and Eliza (Powers) Halloran, natives of Ireland, and early in life came to Qreenbush and here lived and died; he died at the age of eighty four and she at the age of fifty four. They had four daughters of whom three are living. To Mr and Mrs. Dunvar were born six children: Thomas, Elizabeth (deceased), Michael S., John J., Vincent A., and Catherine.

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


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