Thomas H. Quinn, for nearly thirty years a resident of this city, where he was widely-known as a business and civic leader, passed away at the family home, 136 south Union Street, about midnight Monday. Mr. Quinn, who was eighty years of age, had been in failing health for some time and had been seriously ill for the past ten days.
Born at Callicoon, N. Y, on October 16, 1858, Mr. Quinn was a son of Michael and Mary kenelley Quinn. His father, the first member of the family to settle in America, Came to this country from County Galway, Ireland, in 1847.
After attending public schools in Callicoon, Mr. Quinn first became interested in farming near Sullivan, N. Y., in 1876, and in 1881 engaged in the chemical business. In 1885 he was emloyed and later became superintendent for his brother, Martin F. Quinn, and F. S. Sherman, in there general stroe and lumber business at Forest City, Pa. In 1888 this buisness was removed to Cameron county, Pa., where they continued there lumber and other enterprises.
In 1891, Mr. Quinn became a partner in business and it was removed to Quinnwood, McKean County, Pa., untiil 1895 when the business was removed to Elk county and the acid industry was added to their operations.
Mr. Quinn retired from this business upon his removal to Olean in October of 1910, but he became active in several fields here. He served as president of the Olean Trust Company from 1916 to 1930, being first vice president for four years previously, and was also affiliated with the local Flood Abatement Commission being active in its plans and subsequent dyke program.
A devout member of St. Mary of the Angels' Chruch, Mr. Quinn was also an active member of the Olean council, Knights of Columbus, and served as Grand Knightof that organization in 1918, 1919 and 1920. He was also a member of the City Club.
Survivors include one son, Raymond
M. Quinn, of this city, and two daughters, Mrs. W. E. Lennon, of Olean,
and Mrs. Arthur D. Hennessy, of Buffalo. Six grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held at nine o'clock Thursday morning at St. Mary of the Angels' Church.
Prayer Service At Home Followed By Requiem Mass At St. Mary's
Funeral services for the late Thomas H. Quinn were held this morning.
A brief prayer service was held at the home, 136
South Union Street, at eight-thirty o'clock, followed by a requiem high
mass at St. Mary of Angels' church at nine o'clock.
In the sanctuary were the Rev. Timothy J. Ring, Cuba; the Rev. J. Vincent Growney, Portville; the Rev. N. A. Chemaly, pastor of St. Joseph's Church, this city; the Rev. Gerald Duggan, Erie, and the Rev. Gerald McMinn, OFM, the Rev. Callistus Smith, OFM, the Rev. Goudens, OFM, the Rev. Conrad O'Leary, OFM, and the Rev. Virgil Dwyer, OFM, of St. Bonaventure.
Pall Bearers were William T. Donigan, Francis McGrath, Charles Reel, James Fane, Robert Baker, John Tuohy, Edward May and Dr. James McCarthy.
Honorary pall bearers included E. C. Finnessy, William McHugh, John H. Ryan, A. E. Yahn, C. E. Bell, James E. Lyons, Jeremiah Toohey, E. M. Weis, John E. McAuliffe, Williams Sheahan, Williams Sullivan, Frank W. Wallen, William A. Flynn, C. E. Bockmier, J. Howard Foley, E. J. Geise, W. A. Dusenbury, F. P. Heberle, Creighton S. Andrews, Joseph H. Karl, M. M. Holmes, H. H. Geary and M. C. Dugan.
Burial was in St. Bonaventure Cemetery.
Relatives and friends from out of town included:
Dr. and Mrs. A. D. Hennessy, Miss Mary Rose Hennesy, Mr. and Mrs. Williams Hennesey, Miss Mayned Hennessy, Mrs. Lucy Kohler, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Franz, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Scherer, Mr. and Mrs. Junius Clark, Mrs. Florence Weis, Mrs. John W. Halligan, Mr. and Mrs. Roy M. Chapman, Mrs. Fred Guinther, Miss Florence Guinther, Dr. and Mrs. Charles Herger, Chales McDermott and Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Jones, Buffalo.
The Rev. Francis D. Gallagher, Mrs. Patrick J. Gallagher, the Rev. Gerald Duggan, Geroge Pfeiffer, Erie, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs Samuel Kohn, Mayburg, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. William Johnson, Wilcox, Pa.; Mrs. John Collins and James Brahaney, Johnsonburg, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Linn, Kane, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Rupert O. Burrows, Rochester; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dickinson, Ridgway, Pa.; Mrs. Thora Thompson and Francis Shaefer, Renovo, Pa.
Hedley Beatty, Rochester; Dr. and Mrs. martin Tyrell, Depew; Mrs Edward Hennessy, Depew; H. H. Germain and Mrs. C. H. Carlson, Smethport; M. M. Quinn, East Aurora; M. C. Dugan Niagra Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Barry, Derrick City; Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Smith, Miss Helen Smith, Miss Anna May Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Mark, Parrotts, Mrs. Claude Jones, F. W. Goodfellow and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mosier, Bradford.
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