Biography of John J. Purcell
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Purcell, John J., was born in Ireland, March 22, 1858; his parents are John C. and Johanna (Williams) Purcell. John J. was born while his mother was on a visit to the old country. He received his education in the Christian Brothers' Academy and the High School, after which he learned the plumbing trade. He with his brother started in the plumbing business in 1882 at 411 and 413 Second street. In 1883 he was elected alderman of the Twelfth ward and served until 1891, when he was elected general assessor, and in 1893 was appointed plumbing inspector, which position he now holds. He was manager of the Y. M. C. L. A., of which for several years he was treasurer; he is a member of the A. O. H. No. 1, and of Branch 6, Emerald Association. November 28, 1888, he was married to Miss Annie Donovan of Troy, by whom he has two sons and one daughter.

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


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