Biography of James J. Horan
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Horan, James J., was born in Troy, N. Y., in 1865. His father, Thomas Horan, was born in Ireland and came to the United States in 1845 and settled in Troy. For many years he was in the railroad construction business and later and up to the present time has carried on a large teaming business. His mother was Mrs. Catherine (Flattery) Horan, of Albany. James was educated at the Christian Brothers' Academy and went to work for the firm of Holland & Thompson, where he remained about five and a half years, afterwards he was with Chambers, Bottom & Co. one year and a half. He then formed a copartnership with James W. Daley and carried on the steam fitting and plumbing business under the firm name of Daley & Horan until 1891. when Mr. Daley retired and the firm name was changed to J. J. Horan & Co.

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


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