Location: Dunkirk New York

Biography of T. W. McCarthy

T. W. McCarthy is master mechanic of the Rock Island lince in the Kansas Division, and is a veteran in this branch of railroad service. He began his career many years ago as an apprentice back in New York, and had risen stsadily in the grade of responsibilities until he is now at the head of the large shops of the Rock Island Road at Horton, which is division headquarters. He is master mechanic in the shops situated just west of the city limits, and had the general oversight and supervision of 700 employes. At one time or other every freight and passenger car and locomotive on the Kansas Division of the Rock Island lines comes to these shops for overhauling and repairing. The Rock Island shops are the central and chief industry and prosparity asset of the City of Horton. Mr. McCarthy is of Irish ancestry, though his people have been in America for several generations. Many of the McCarthys have followed railroading or active business careers. T. W. McCarthy was born at Dunkirk in Chautauqua County, New York, and is a son of the late John McCarthy, who was born in New York City in 1834. John McCarthy when a young man moved out to Dunkirk in Western New York, and for a number of years was connected with the Erie Railway, at first a broadgauge railroad,...

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Biography of Peter Adams

For a third of a century Peter Adams has been a resident of Owyhee county, and has been identified with the important work of taking from the mountain side the rich mineral deposits and securing the valuable metals that they may be used in connection with the commercial activity of the nation. He came to the west from the far-off Empire state, his birth having occurred in Dunkirk, New York, on the 24th of February 1837. The Adams family is of Scotch origin, and the parents of our subject were Peter and Jane (Brodie) Adams, residents of Buffalo, New York. The father followed the business of stonecutting and contracting, and died in the forty-seventh year of his age. His wife, surviving him many years, was called to her final rest at the age of seventy-six. They were members of the Presbyterian Church, and were people of the highest integrity and respectability. Peter Adams, who was one of their family of seven children, was reared and educated in New York, and in 1864 crossed the plains to California, where he engaged in the butchering business for two years. In 1866 he went to Silver City, Idaho, and soon afterward formed a partnership with T. W. Jones, since which time they have done a large and profitable business as contractors and builders. They have constructed many of the hoisting works and...

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Biographical Sketch of Dewitt Clinton Moon

Moon, Dewitt Clinton; gen. mgr. L. S. & M. S. R. R.; born, New York State, July 24, 1856; son of Eben and Rhobe (Tower) Moon; common school education; married, Dunkirk, New York, Oct. 5, 1881, Helen E. Brownell; issue, two sons, Eben D. and Cary B.; began railroad work as a telegraph operator, and advanced to train dispatcher, train master, division supt., asst. gen. supt., gen. supt., asst. gen. mgr. and gen. mgr., always with the New York Central lines; director T. & O. C., Toledo Terminal, Cleveland Short Line, Lake Erie & Pittsburgh, Lake Erie & Eastern, Zanesville & Western Rys.; member Chamber of Commerce; member Dunkirk, N. Y., Lodge, F. & A. M., Watertown, N. Y., Commandery, K. T.; member Union, Country, and New York Railway...

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Biographical Sketch of George C. Lang

Lang, George C.; furniture and undertaking business; born, Dunkirk, New York, Sept. 27, 1870; son of John A. and Theresa Fischer Lang; married Emma M. Stocker of Cleveland; lived on a farm until 21 years old; two years at the German-Wallace College; at 23, entered the coal and stone business, at Chicago Junction, Ohio; two years at Dunkirk, N. Y., in the ice and coal business; in 1897, went into the furniture and undertaking business in Cleveland, at Lorain Ave. and W. 95th St.; supt. of the German M. E. Sunday school; trustee of The German-Wallace College; member of the Independent Order of Foresters, and K. of...

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Edwin Lafayette Todd of Dunkirk NY

Edwin Lafayette Todd9, (Homer F.8, Caleb7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Sept. 30, 1879, married Sept. 26, 1908, Gretchen Wilbur, who was born April 8, 1878. He graduated from the University of Buffalo in 1903. In 1920 he was living in Dunkirk, N. Y., where he was a dentist. Children: 2790. John W., b. May 28, 1910, d. in 1910. 2791. Charles Lafayette, b. Dec. 9,...

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