Biography of John P. Treanor
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Treanor, John P., son of John B. and Margaret (Donnelly) Treanor, was born in Abbottsford, Province of Quebec, Canada, March 15, 1866. In 1870 he came to Troy with his parents and was educated in the public schools. He learned carriage blacksmithing and followed that trade for seven years, with Martin Payne and the Gilbert Car Works, on Green Island. In 1890 he was appointed agent and later assistant superintendent of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, which latter position he held about two years. He was selected by the faculty of the La Salle Institute of Troy, N. Y., as military instructor in November, 1892, and assisted in forming the present batallion of cadets; he retained this position until October. 1895, when he resigned, on account of business; he also instructed the students of St. Joseph's Parochial School in the elementary principles of military tacticsin 1892. In October, 1893, he was appointed a clerk in the adjutant general's office at Albany, where he remained one year. In July, 1894, he was appointed letter carrier at the Troy office, by postmaster M. F. Sheary, which position he still holds. He is a member and trustee of Byron Council C. B. L., a member of the choir and Young Men's Sodality of St. Joseph's church, of the Alumni Association of the La Salle Institute and an honorary member of the Tibbitts Cadets. January 30, 1895, he married Mary E., daughter of James Crowley, of Troy.

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


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