Biography of Patrick E. Kennehan
St Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Kennehan, Patrick E., Brasher Falls, was born in Asnabrook, Ontario, April 26, 1848, a son of Patrick and Margaret (Mahon) Kennehan, of Kings county. Ireland, who came to Quebec and went to Asnabrook, where they remained until 1850, when they came to St. Lawrence county, where the father followed railroad work for a time, and later engaged with Hon. C. T. Hulburd as gardener, which was his trade, and which he followed while living in Asnabrook. He worked as gardener for Mr. Hubbard twenty five years, when he engaged in farming for himself, now owning a fine tract of land east of Brasher Falls. Our subject was educated in the schools of Brasher, and served three years as a machinist in the shops of Davis & Co., which he now owns, engaging in business for himself at the age of twenty five, in 1873. Soon after this, he and Joseph Dishan bought the whole business, under the firm name of Dishan & Kennehan, and in 1883 he bought the business interest of his partner. He is a Democrat in polities. In November, 1893 he was appointed postmaster. December 28, 1875, he married Anna J. Butler, born in this town in 1852 (August 9), a daughter of John and Eliza (Hamil) Butler. Mr. and Mrs. Kennehan have had five children: Oswald J born July 26, 1878, who was drowned August 14, 1891, aged thirteen years; George P., born January 22, 1881; Francis Henry, born April 15, 1885, who died at the age of nine days; Marion M., born October 29, 1889; Mabel E., born July 20, 1892. Mr. Kennehan manufactures threshing machines, sawing machines and all kinds of agricultural implements. He also has a good repair shop and manufactures all kinds of creamery fixtures. His shop is the best equipped shop in northern New York.

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