Thomas Johnson, who has been prominently identified with the public affairs of Ontario county, New York, for many years, is descended from an old family of Ireland, his father having come to this country about the middle of the last century and located in Canandaigua, New York.
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Thomas Johnson was born in county Derry, Ireland, January 10, 1856, and was very young when he came to this country. He was educated in the public schools of Canandaigua and Canandaigua Academy, and then entered upon his business career. He established himself in the lumber business in 1885, forming a partnership with William Crowley, and this business was successfully prosecuted for a period of about nine years. Mr. Johnson was then appointed superintendent of water works, an office he filled capably for another nine years, and since 1905, has given much of his time and attention to farming interests. He has been a staunch supporter of the Republican party, was a member of the advisory board of the trustees of the village, and for the past eight years has held office as a street commissioner.
Mr. Johnson married (first) at Canandaigua, in June, 1890, Jane Flannigan, of East Bloomfield, New York. They had one child : Grace E. He married (second), at Canandaigua, November 2, 1907. Ethel Stewart, of Toronto, Canada. Children : Ethel Stewart and Thomas Edward.