Biography of John H. Kennedy
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Kennedy, John H., was born in Ireland, June 26, 1850, and came with his parents to this country when very young. He received a public school education and went to Boston, Mass., in 1866 and entered the firm of Stephen, Smith & Co. as an apprentice in the manufacturing of furniture and was later in the employ of Edward Hixon of Cambridgeport, Mass He came to Troy in 1871 and worked for Robert Green three years and then returned to Boston and two years later came back to Troy and was in the employ of Green & Waterman five years, and with three of his fellow workmen started in the furniture and upholstery business, but in 1889 he became sole proprietor of the business, which is located at 55 Congress street, where he does all kinds of custom work in the furniture line, also does hard wood finishing, upholstering, etc. He was a member of the Robert Emmett Association and is senior vice chancellor of the C. B. L. He married in 1876 Katie Hart of Troy, N. Y., by whom he has two children, Mary and John.

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


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