Biography of Dennis J. Maher
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Maher, Dennis J., Lawrence, was born on a farm in Lawrence, April 9, 1845, a son John B., a native of Ireland, who was there educated, and became a teacher. He married Margaret Moore of his native country, by whom he had two sons and two daughters. He came to New York city and then to Hinesburg, and worked in a woolen factory for several years. About 1842 he came to Lawrence and settled on twenty five acres, where our subjdct now lives, and here he and his wife died, the latter November 27, 1885. Dennis J. Maher was educated in the common schools and Lawrenceville Academy, and at the age of eighteen, in 1863, he enlisted in the Ninetysecond N. Y. Vols., Co. G., and served eighteen months. He was wounded at Cold Harbor, June 5, 1864, and received his discharge on account of disabilities in February, 1865. He then learned photography, which business he followed in Colton a short time, then came to Lawrence and settled on the homestead in 1871, when he sold his interest to his brother, and rented a farm in Lawrence, which he bought in 1873, then sold it, and returned to the old homestead, where he now lives retired. He has a farm of 150 acres of land and follows general farming and dairying, keeping about twenty cows, and has a sugar grove of 700 trees. In 1893 be engaged in breeding registered Jersey cattle, and has now sixteen head, the only herd in the town, Mr. Maher is a Republican and has served as highway commissioner. He is a member of Deer River Grange, No. 702, and of Sanford Post, G. A. R. No, 473, at Nicholville. In 1871 he married Mary J. Richmond, of Potsdam, by whom he had five children: Ellen M., Varick E., Edith G., Earl D., and Mary J. Mrs. Maher died May 12, 1878, and May 10, 1879, he married second Mrs. Julia M. Oliver, widow of Edgar H. Oliver. She is a daughter of E. Moody Dana, of Lawrence.

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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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