King, M. J., was born in Towanda, Pa., July 21, 1853, and is a son of John J. and Mary A. King, natives of Ireland, who came to America in 1848, and settled in Hartland, Niagara county, N. Y., in 1858. They moved with mule team and went two miles over corduroy road of solid logs with no dirt on them. They had ten children, five of whom are now living: Mary, Michael J., P. Frederick, Anna, Daniel W., Will (deceased), and the rest died when young. All of this family were school teachers, M. J. King having taught thirteen terms. He was married in 1880 to Catherine A. Conley, and they have eight children: John, Mary, Jay L., William H., George, Thomas F., Ulysses and Eunice. Mr. King was elected justice of the peace in January, 1891, and served one term with satisfaction to all. He was appointed postmaster at Hartland under Harrison and served as deputy under Cleveland. He is engaged in fruit evaporating and operates one of the largest dryers in the town or country.
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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