Biography of Morris Dower
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

T-Saratoga Springs, New York Directories, 1888-92

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Dower, Morris, was born in County Waterford, Ireland, June 25, 1842, only child of Morris and Nora Dower. His early life was spent with his parents; when about nineteen years of age he left his father's home, emigrated to this country and entered the employ of what is now the West Shore Railroad. He worked as a contractor on construction of the D. and H. Railroad, Vermont Central and other railroads. In 1872 he purchased the farm where he now resides and where he has since lived and follows general farming. In 1863 Mr. Dower married Margaret, daughter of William McCarthy, a native of County Waterford, Ireland, and their children are John B., Mary Ellen, William, Edward, James, Anastasia, Thomas, Morris, jr., and one deceased. Mr. Dower is a public spirited man and interested in the affairs of his town and active in school and educational work, having been trustee of the school several times. He is a member of the Catholic church of Ballston Spa, to which his family belongs. With the exception of John B. all his sons are interested in railroad work. Anastasia, Thomas and Morris M., jr., were born on the farm where they now reside on the banks of the Mourning kill.


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