Biography of William Sheridan
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Sheridan, William, is the son of Thomas Francis Sheridan whose death was deeply mourned by the residents of Hoosick Falls in 1885. He lived to seventy four years of age, and was a wagonmaker and carpenter by trade; in 1850 he built the first Catholic church in the town of Hoosick on Church street, it was destroyed by fire years ago. William was born in Ireland in 1840 and came to America in 1850. He was educated at Ball Seminary and first learned the iron moulder's trade, entertering the employ of the Wood Machine Company in 1855, remaining in the foundry thirteen years. In 1868 he went into the liquor business and conducted a hotel twenty five years. He is now retired from active life, after having also served his town officially as overseer of the poor several terms; he has also been village trustee four terms, being a Republican politically He is a prominent official of the R. C. church and eminently respected wherever he is known. He married in 1863 Sarah Keenan, daughter of a pioneer settler of Manchester, Vt.

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


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