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John J. Boyle

JOHN J. BOYLE, general grocer, was born in the County Mayo, Ireland, November 27, 1853, and is a son of John and Bridget (Thornton) Boyle, natives of Ireland, and who immigrated to the Sharon Furnace in Hickory Town­ship in the fall of 1865. The father died in Sharon in November, 1884, and the widow still resides in this town. John began working in the Sharon Iron Works, and continued till 1879, as a roller, and in the fall of that year opened his present grocery store and has since done a highly successful trade. He was married May 13, 1885, to Miss Ann Fitzmaurice of Sharpsville, but a native of New York State, and daughter of Thomas and Ann Fitzmaurice, natives of Ireland. Of this union two children have been born, Thomas and Florence. The family are Catholics, and politically Mr. Boyle is an independent Republican.

Source: History of Mercer County, 1888, page 709

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