Biography of John J. Hartigan
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Hartigan, John J., was born in Troy, N. Y., October 31, 1853. His father, Maurice Hartigan, came from Ireland in 1849 and settled in Troy; he was alderman and supervisor of the Eighth ward for many years. His mother, Ellen (Hogan) Hartigan, was born in Ireland, and died in 1889. John J. was educated at the Christian Brothers Academy and entered the store of George Bristol & Co. as cash boy in 1867 and was with Bristol and his successors until 1888, when he started in the dry goods business on King street where he still remains. In 1895 he formed a copartnership with his cousin and started a branch store at 79 and 81 Congress street. He was president of the Robert Emmet Association in 1889, 1890 and 1891; also president of the La Salle Alumni Association in 1890 and 1891. November 29, 1884, he married Elizabeth Clogan of Chicago, Ill., by whom he has one daughter.

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


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