Biography of Michael O'Broen
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O'Brien, Michael, Waddington, was born in the town of Waddington, October 6. 1884. His father, Thomas, was born in Ireland in 1806, and came to Waddington when about twenty one years of age, where he engaged as coachman for Colonel Ogden. He afterward purchased a farm in Waddington, on which he lived and died. His wife was Mary, daughter of James McArdle, of Ireland, and they had three sons and five daughters. Mr. O'Brien died in February, 1892, and his wife resides with her son, Philip. Our subject was born on a farm and educated in the common and select schools of Waddington. At seventeen years of age he hired to John S. Chiprnan, looking after his horses and extensive farming interests for five years. He then went to Milwaukee, Wis., where he remained a short time, then returned to Ogdensburg, where he worked for a Mr. 'Wagner for a short time. Next he went to Potsdam, and with Hutchins & Brown, learned the miller's trade, which occupation he has since successfully followed. For the last twenty years he has had charge of the Waddington mills, owned by L. J. Proctor, of that place. June 6, 1871, he married Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel Halligan, of Potsdam, and they have had four children: William H., Mary E., Sarah E. and Margaret T. Mr. O'Brien is a Democrat, and he and family are members of the Catholic Church. In 1892 Mr. O'Brien purchased one half interest in the firm known as Will Harper's Sons, and the firm is now William Harper, Son & Co,

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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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