Biography of Edward Whalen
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Whalen, Edward, Louisville, was born in Louisville, April 17, 1840. His father was William, born in Montgomery county, N. Y., in 1797. The grandfather was John, who came from Ireland about 1783, and settled on a farm in Montgomery county, where he spent his days. A brother Charles was a chaplain in La Fayette's army, and was the first Catholic priest to say mass in New York city. This family comprised four sons and four daughters. John W died in Louisville, while on a visit to his son, Charles. William was a farmer, and came to Louisville about 1825, where lie owned over 700 acres of land. He was twice married; first to Miss Golf of Montgomery county, who bore him three sons; she died, and he married, second, Ann Murphy, who came to America from Ireland when nineteen years old; she bore him four sons and two daughters, all living but Charles, who died in 1872 Mr. Whalen came to Louisville abous 1825 and purchased land. At his death he left 700 acres to his family. He died February 14, 1886, and the mother of subject in November, 1878. Edward Whalen has made farming his chief occupation. He now owns three farms: 200 acres where he lives and raises cattle for the other two farms; one of 120 acres with twenty cows; and one of 270 acres with fifty six cows. He also owns a half interest in the grist mill at Louisville and has a large tract of land in Texas. January 20, 1881, he married Kate, daughter oF Patrick Spratt of Rossie, by whom he has two Sons and four daughters: Anne, Mary, Catharine, Edward A. and John W. Mr. Whalen is a Democrat, and the family are Catholics.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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