Niagara County

1897 Biography - Michael Donahue

Donahue, Michael, was born near Limerick, County Clare, south of Ireland, October 15, 1843, and in 1862, when nineteen years old, came to America in company with his mother to join his three brothers, James, Martin and John, and two sisters, Hanora and Bridget, who had previously settled at Niagara Falls. Shortly after his arrival here he was engaged by the New York Central Railroad Company as watchman in their extensive lumber yards and station, and later (1872) was promoted to special railroad police under the same company. In 1881 he was placed in charge of the station at Niagara Falls as station master and yard master; in 1896 he was relieved of yard duty and holds the office of station master, which position he now occupies, a trusted and respected officer.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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