Biography of Philip Fitzpatrick
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Fitzpatrick, Philip, was born in Albany, N. Y., in 1844. His father, Francis Fitzpatrick, was born in Ireland and came to this country in 1820 and was for many years in the teaming business in Albany, where he was killed by the premature discharge of a gun while firing a salute on the 7th of April, 1847. His mother, Anna Kennedy, came to this country from Ireland in 1818 and died in 1852. Philip Fitzpatrick received his education in private schools in Albany and entered a tobacco manufacturing house in Albany and afterwards learned the cigarmaker's trade. In 1862 he enlisted in the Eleventh New York Independent Battery. He was in most of the principal battles of the war and received his discharge in 1865. He then worked at his trade in Connecticut for three years and came to Troy in 1869 and with Mr. Draper started the firm of Fitzpatrick & Draper in the wholesale tobacco and cigar business. He was the first commander of John A. Griswold Post No. 338, G. A. R., organized in 1883. He married Mary Frances Bunting of Troy, September 16, 1873, who was a teacher in the public schools. They have two sons and two daughters.

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


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