Biography of William Dorgan
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Dorgan, William, Ogdensbnrg, was born in Ireland, March 2, 1852. His parents moved from that country and settled in Depeyster, St. Lawrence county, in 1853, one year after William was born. They took up land on the east side and followed farming. William was edncated in the district schools, and after a time took charge of the farm of the Averills, known as the Whitehouse farm, on Heuvelton road, which William Dorgan conducted most successfully for thirteen years. He then moved to Ogdensburg and formed a partnership with L. M. Bristol in the coal and wood trade. This house then purchased an entire block on the railroad, where they enjoy special facilities and advantages for the successful prosecution of their important branch of industry. They have an office at No. 5 Ford street. Mr. Dorgan married Ellen F. Hurlburt of Depeyster, a daughter of Amos Hurlhurt.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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