Biography of Thomas B. Hennessy
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





THOMAS B. HENNESSY, undertaker, Springfield. Thomas B. Hennessy is of Irish parentage, they coming from Cork and settling in Ohio; his mother is still living in Greene County. Mr. Hennessy is one of seven children, of whom three sisters and one brother are living; one of his sisters is a resident of Dayton, and two of Cincinnati; his brother John was a member of the 74th O. V. I., and was killed at Atlanta, Ga., in 1864. Mr. Hennessy has fought his way up to his present comfortable position by hard and unaided effort; he was born in Madison Township Dec. 21, 1854; at 17, he left home and worked on the Little Miami Railroad seven months, then entered the manufactory of Warder, Mitchell Sr Co. at Laaonda, and, during the three years he was in their employ, he worked in every department, from the simplest foundry work to the paint shop, being in turn under seven different foremen; he then worked for the Driscols as carriage painter for three years; afterward, in partnership with Peter Hall; bought out Owen Gallagher's undertaking business. Meantime, he was united in marriage with Miss Julia Hayden, of Springfield, on Jan. 11, 1878, and they have a little daughter, Maggie, of 21 months. In July, 1879, Mr. Hennessy bought out Mr. Wall's interest in the business, and has since conducted it alone, with good success. He is a member of Father Mathews' Total Abstinence Society, and of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, for both of which societies he has been Secretary. He is a straightforward, energetic, reliable young man, with excellent prospects for the future, one of Springfield's solid, self made young men.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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