Biography of John S. Kinney
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Kinney, John S., Massena, was born in Massena, December 25, 1864, a son of John Kinney, who was also a son of John, a native of Ireland. John jr., was born October 8, 1821, in Ireland, and came to Massena at the age of sixteen years, where he died. In 1859 he married Miss A. A. Kingston, a native of Brasher, and a daughter of Samuel and Avi Kingston, of Ireland, who came to Brasher in 1831. Mr. and Mrs. Kinney had two children: M. Jennie, who was educated in the Union Free School and Potsdam Normal, from which she graduated in 1885, and is now engaged in teaching in Windom, Minn. Our subject, John S., was reared and educated in Massena, and at the close of his schooling he taught one term. He is now engaged in farming, owning 124 acres, and keeps a dairy of twenty five cows. He is a Republican in politics, and he and family are members of the Methodist Church,

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