Niagara County

1897 Biography - John M. Tallon

Tallon, John M., Wheatfield, was born in York county, Ontario, Canada, August 6, 1856. He learned the trade of barrel maker with his father, who conducted a cooperage at Vaughn Mills, Ont., for some years; he came to the United States in 1874, and after returning to Canada for a time, finally settled in North Tonawanda in 1885, where he has successfully conducted a cooperage on Thompson street. He makes about 45,000 fruit and flour barrels and 5,000 kegs annually, and employs as high as nine men in the busy season. Mr. Tallon is a member of the C. M. B. A. and is a Democrat in politics. He married Ellen McCann of North Tonawanda.

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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