Biography of William Lenney
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Lenney, William, Stockholm, was born in Massena, January 9, 1839, a son of Henry Lenney, a native of Ireland, born in June, 1802, who was there educated and received a liberal education, Coming to Massena he remained a short time, and in 1839 settled on the farm in Stockholm, now owned by William Lenney, where he spent the remainder of his life. He owned nearly 300 acres of land and was one of the leading farmers of the town, He married in Montreal, Canada, Sarah Gorman, a native of Ireland, and they had three children: Dr. James, German, and William, who is the only survivor. Mr. Lenney was one of the first to assist in establishing a Catholic church at Potsdam. He died October 30, 1892, and his wife May 6, 1874. William Lenney was educated in the Potsdam Academy. He spent nearly two years as clerk for D. Turner of Potsdam, since which time lie has been engaged in general farming and dairying. He owns something over 200 acres of land and has over forty cows. His wife was Mary Hayes, a native of Potsdam, born September 10, 1845. To Mr. Lenney and wife were born eight children: Gorman H, and James C. graduates of Potsdam Normal School, are in partnership under the firm name of Empire Book Co.; Tessie M., a graduate of Potsdam Normal School, class of '92, is a teacher; Agnes S. died July 22, 1883; Lottie A. and Anna M., students at the Normal School; Julia J., at home; Stella E., died September 28, 1893.

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