Mackenna, Franklin J., was born at Niagara Falls, N. Y., May 16, 1870, and is the youngest son of Joseph Mackenna, a prosperous furniture dealer and undertaker of that city. Mr. Mackenna attended the public schools at Niagara Falls until 1884, when he entered Niagara University at Lewiston, N. Y., and in 1886 he gave up his schooling and entered the office of Eugene Carey, where he read law for three years. He was admitted to the bar of the State of New York in 1892, and at once entered into the successful practice of his profession at Niagara Falls, with the firm of Ely & Dudley, where he continued until 1893, when he withdrew from the office of said firm and has successfully practiced alone since that time. Mr. Mackenna is the embodiment of energy and self-reliance and honored by all who know him. May 20, 1892, he married Katherine Sullivan of Niagara Falls, and they have two daughters, Gertrude M. and Kathleen B.
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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