US President and former
his Irish Finnegan Ancestors.
It would seem
from the death notice, in the Ovid Bee newspaper, of
the child Thomas Finnegan that Owen was residing in
Ovid by 1855. By 1867, after George Finnegan left
Ovid, Owen was listed, below, in the Child's
Gazetteer and Business Directory of Seneca County,
NY, 1867-8, p.149. (Source: www.ancestry.com).
In the same Directory he
would have seen some advice, for young men, on 'How
To Succeed in Business'. (Click
I wonder did it bring to mind his time in Ireland
and recall, besides the natural disaster with the
potato crop, the failure of the public authorities
to adequately deal with the problem; the inability
to have any real say in local never mind national
affairs and no matter how hard he worked benefit
would likely accrue to others - the 'enemies to
freedom'. It is small wonder he and his neighbours
allowed their young sons to fight in the Civil War.
I hope the above will be of some help to descendants
researching their family history.
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