Biography of Felix R. Prendergast
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Prendergast, Felix R., of Prendergast Bros., was born in South Dorset, Vt., February 5, 1865. He is the son of Patrick Prendergast who came to this country from Ireland in 1846 and settled in West Granville, N. Y.; later he moved to Dorset, Vt., where for twenty years he was foreman in a stone quarry and monumental works, and later removed to Schaghticoke where he was engaged in business in monumental work, and came to Troy in 1883. His mother is Mary Ann (McConnell) Prendergast; her parents came from Ireland nearly one hundred years ago. Felix R. Prendergast attended the public schools of Schaghticoke, and there with his brother, P. J. Prendergast, took charge of the monumental works when their father retired at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Rensselaer streets. Patrick J. belongs to the A. O. H., and has five sisters living.

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


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