Biography of Thomas Whalen
St Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Whalen, Thomas, Ogdensburg, was born in Ogdensburg, September 12, 1830. His parents settled in St. Lawrence county about 1822. Thomas was educated in the common schools and worked with his father on the farm until twenty years of age, when he commenced learning the carpenter's trade, after the completion of which he became actively engaged in contracting and building, which occupation he has since successfully followed and in the course of which he has erected many important buildings, among others we mention the annex to the academy, several buildings on the hospital grounds, etc. He married Elizabeth Burns, and has three sons and three daughters. Mr. Whalen has served the city as alderman, assessor, etc. He is a member of the Oswegatchie club, and is identified with the city's best interests. He furnishes constant employment to a considerable force of hands.

Our County and it's people
A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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