Biography of Lawrence J. Hickey
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





LAWRENCE J. HICKEY, foreman Champion Bar & Knife Works, Springfield; is a native of Ireland, born in 1848; his parents removed to London the year following his birth, and resided there twelve years, then came to the United States and located at Newark, Ohio, where Lawrence J. learned the machinist's trade, and afterward worked in the shop there a number of years; also worked in Mt Vernon, having charge of the erection of engines, and was for a time connected with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad shops in Newark, and also with the P., C. & St. L. R. R. shops at Logansport, Ind.; subsequently had the care of the tools and machinery of the rolling mill at Newark, and later, worked in the shop of H. & F. Blandly, of Zanesville, this State; he had previously worked for a time in the shops at Lagoons, and in 1875 he returned to Springfield and became connected with the Champion shops, assisting in building the "Centennial Machine," exhibited at Philadelphia in 1876; afterward became connected with the Bar & Knife Works, and in 1877 became foreman of the machine department, a position he still holds. The fact that his management is satisfactory to so able a mechanical engineer as Mr. Bauer, the Superintendent, is evidence that his natural skill and ability was cultivated during the years of his experience with the different large works with which he has at different times been connected, and stamp him as a man of more than ordinary mechanical ability and experience. He is also a member of the firm of Tabler & Hickey. Mr. Hickey married, Oct. 27, 1870, Florence Tidhall, of Zanesville; they have four children.

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


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