Biography of John Flynn
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Flynn, John, was born in Ireland, May 5, 1839, and came to America in 1848 with his father, his mother having died when he was six years of age. They settled in Troy. At the age of ten years John Flynn was working on a farm; he next worked in a chair factory in Troy and again farmed for seven years; he was subsequently engaged on State and government works, building dykes, etc. In 1863 he became connected with the ice business in which he is still engaged. He is now superintendent for the Consolidated Ice Company. On February 14, 1852, Mr. Flynn married Bridget Minnock; they have a family of two sons and two daughters, namely, Frank Flynn, who is superintendent for the Yonkers Ice Company, and William Flynn; Mrs. Thomas Clinton and Mrs. William Thomas Clifford. Mr. Flynn was trustee of the village of Castleton two years; was elected president of the village in the spring of 1895, and was reelected in 1896. He has the fullest confidence of all classes and is widely respected for his sound judgment, business ability and sterling integrity.

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


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