Biography of Cornelius McCaffrey
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McCaffrey, Cornelius. - His first business engagement, after becoming a resident of Hoosick Falls, was with the Walter A. Wood Company. After three years he embarked in business for himself, and has since that time been an extensive dealer in sand and building stone, besides carrying on a teaming and trucking business. His father, Cornelius McCaffrey, was also an extensive dealer in like building material in Ireland where he (Cornelius J.), was born in 1835. Just before sailing for America in 1863, Mr. McCaffrey was united in marriage to Catherine Toal. They came at once to Hoosick Falls, which has ever since been their home and birthplace of their six children: Mary E., wife of William Houston, of this place; Rose A., Cornelius jr., John Charles and Arthur; who also carry on the same business. Mr. McCaffrey was bereaved in 1894 of his faithful wife, Catherine.

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


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