Biography of John Purcell
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Purcell, John, was born in Troy in 1863. His father, James P. Purcell, was born in Ireland and came to this country in 1860 and settled in Troy; he died in 1884. His mother, Nora (Myers) Purcell, died in 1880. John attended the Brothers' School, now the La Salle Institute; he then learned the moulder's trade, and in 1884 started a fancy grocery store at the corner of Third. and Munro streets where he remained until January, 1896, when he started in isinees at his present stand on Third street. He was elected alderman in 1885 and held the office for three terms, representing the Ninth ward, and has been an assessor since 1892. He married Annie Foley of Troy in 1894.

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


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