Biography of William O. Feenaughty
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Feenaughty, William O., was born in Howard, May 5, 1864, son of James Feenaughty, who was born in Ireland, May 24, 1833. He came to this country in 1847, and at fourteen years of age was employed as principal of a Boston city school, a position for which he was fully competent This seems strange, but for the knowledge of the fact that he was educated for the priesthood and that only boys of rare intellect and ability are given that opportunity. Later he became a lumber dealer in the towns of Canisteo and Howard, where he married Mary J. Alger in 1852. He died July 29, 1874, at the premature age of forty one years, leaving five sons and one daughter, the latter now deceased. William O. was the second younger of the Sons, and was educated at Canisteo Academy, where he graduated as president and valedictorian of the class of 1884. He engaged in farming, teaching school the winter terms. He was married September 15, 1887, to Mary, daughter of William Jamison of Canisteo. He came to Addison in May, 1889, and purchased his present grocery business, making specialties of potatoes and eggs. Mrs. Feenaughty is past grand of the Odd Fellows, a member of the Masonic fraternity, and a supporter of .the Baptist church.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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