NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people and the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
John Crowley was born in county Cork, Ireland. He had brothers, Thomas and Dennis, and sisters, Ellen, Julia and Mary. His educational opportunities in his native land were very limited. In 1850 he came to this country and located in the town of Stockholm, New York, where he followed farming to the time of his death in 1900. He married Julia Mahaney, born in Ireland, 1839. Have these webpages helped you?
2. Thomas, farmer at Potsdam.
3. Dennis, farmer at Stockholm.
4. John, died young.
5. Nora, married Mathew Leonard, famer of Norfolk.
6. Mary, lives at Norfolk.
7. Julia, lives at Norfolk.
8. Ellen, married John Murphy.
9. Margaret, married Henry Barry, farmer.
(II) Daniel, son of John Crowley, was born at Stockholm, New York, in August, 1860, and was educated there in the public schools and at Lawrenceville Academy. He taught school for a few years. Then he learned the trade of carpenter and followed it for five years at Brasher, New York. He lived at Stockholm from 1882 to 1886, when he went into business at Norfolk as a general merchant, and continued until 1891. During the next ten years he was employed in the furniture factory of George Spotswood in Norfolk. Since then he has been engaged in manufacturing heavy pants cloth in the firm of Bennett & Crowley with mills in Norfolk. He is also president of the newly organized Norfolk Pants Company.
In politics he is a Democrat. He is justice of the peace, an influential member of the town board, member of the board of education, was a milk inspector for one year and postmaster for two years under Cleveland's first administration. He is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
He belongs to the Roman Catholic church. He had the contract for building the new church in Norfolk in 1908 under the pastorate of Father O'Brien, of Norwood.
Mr. Crowley married, in 1887, Nancy Welch, of Waddington, N.Y., daughter of Patrick and Mary (Smith) Welch. They have no children.
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