Brophy, Thomas, was born at Whitehall, Ireland, November 22, 1828, a son of the late Pierce Brophy. He was educated under private tutors and immigrated to America in 1844, where he at once commenced an active career in the employ of the New York Central Railroad Company, working his way up from gravel man to yardmaster, and serving that company for forty-nine years. In 1894 he retired from work and has since lived a quiet life respected by all who know him. In 1856 Mr. Brophy was married to Mary Hickey, and they have eight children, four sons and four daughters.
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