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.
This is the second generation of the Port Leyden family of Fogarty in the United States. Thomas Fogarty, the father, was born in Tipperary, Ireland, and on coming to the United States settled in New York City. He was a member of the Roman Catholic church, and after coming to the U.S. and becoming a voter, affiliated with the Democratic party. Have these webpages helped you?
He married, at Rome, N.Y., 1854, Catherine Maloney, born in Limerick, Ireland. She came to the U.S. at an early day, and became a resident of Rome, N.Y.
Edward, born Jan. 5, 1855.
Michael, Aug. 31, 1857.
John C., see forward.
James, March 6, 1863.
Margaret or Marguerite, 1865.
(II) John C., third child of Thomas and Catherine (Maloney) Fogarty, was born in Redfield, Oswego county, New York, Sept. 1, 1859. He was educated in the schools of Stetville and Oneida, N.Y. On arriving at proper years he entered the knitting mills at Stetville, and was there in constant employment for five years. He then removed to Amsterdam, N.Y., where he remained thirty years, working in the knitting mills as foreman and in other capacities. He had acquired a thorough knowledge of the methods of manufacture as well as the needs and demands of the trade. In 1904 he associated himself with others and organized the New Hartford Knitting Company, with mills at New Hartford, New York. Mr. Fogarty was manager of the mill, which position he retained three years, when he disposed of his interest and removed to Port Leyden, N.Y. In 1907 the Port Leyden Knitting Company was organzied. The village donated a site for the plant, which has since been put in successful operation. They make a specialty of children's knit underware, employing about seventy-five people. Mr. Fogarty is the efficient manager of the company.
During his long residence in Amsterdam he was active in the public life of that city, serving as collector of taxes. He is independent in his political views, following his own convictions rather than party dictates. He is a member of the Catholic church, which he supports with the fidelity characteristic of him in all his undertakings and obligations.
He married, in Amsterdam, N.Y., Margarette Maxwell, born in Cohoes, N.Y., 1864, daughter of William and Margarette (Fisher) Maxwell. Mr. Maxwell was foreman of a department of the knitting mills at Amsterdam, N.Y., and has other children: Mary, Edward William, John, Belle, Lillian, and Walter Maxwell.
Children of John C. and Margarette (Maxwell) Fogarty:
1. John, born Nov. 4, 1884, married Nettie Bierge, and has a son, Maxwell Bierge.
2. M____, born Nov. 14, 1885; married Charles Burns of New Hartford, N.Y. and has a daughter, Margarette Burns.
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