Biography of James B. Lynch
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JAMES B. LYNCH, son of Michael E. and Ellen D. (Barry) Lynch, was born in Syracuse, N. Y., on March 4, 1857. His parents dying when he was quite young, he went to live with his mother's people at Oswego, where he was educated, graduating from the academy there in 1876. Having mechanical tastes he learned. to run a stationary engine, and in 1882 became a fireman on the Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburgh railroad. In 1882 also, July 11, he married Louisa. W., daughter of Joseph and Julia Walters. Ten years later, in 1892, Mr. Lynch took the same (fireman's) position on the Lehigh Valley railroad, and made his home in Waverly. In 1896 he was promoted to be an engineer, and is considered. one of the best on. the Lehigh system. He is a member of the A. O. U. W., of the Knights of Maccabees, and is an Odd Fellow.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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