John L. Fitzgerald

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John L. Fitzgerald

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Oswego, Oswego, New York, United States
Death: March 04, 1936 (76-85)
Place of Burial: Section K, Oswego, Oswego County, NY, 13126, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Fitzgerald and St. Paul’s Cemetary
Husband of Bridget Fitzgerald and Margaret Fitzgerald
Father of Richard Fitzgerald; John L. "Chic" Fitzgerald; Helen (Fitzgerald) Barnes and Lawrence Fitzgerald
Brother of Mary Fitzgerald; St. Paul’s Cemetary; James Fitzgerald; Edward Fitzgerald; Catherine Allen and 3 others

Occupation: Worked for N.Y. Central Railroad
Managed by: John L. Fitzgerald
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About John L. Fitzgerald

These notes are transcribed from hand written notes by John R. Fitzgerald grandson of John L. Fitzgerald.

My grandfather died in 1936 at 83. He was born in 1853 at Oswego N.Y. In 1865, at the age of twelve, he began his lifelong career with the railroad. He started in the box car shops and later for the Syracuse-Ogdensburg Line. Most of his life he worked for the N.Y. Central. He was with that line for more than 50 years and was the Superintendent of Weights and Measures. He was very active in the Democratic party and for many years made all appointments to the Oswego city fire and police department.

In 1931, when I was six he went to the N.Y. State Fair at Syracuse with my father and myself. His wife had been dead about 10 years. He got separated from us. When my father found him he was standing before a pitchman who was hawking Jew's harps and playing music - the song, "When You and I Were Young Maggie" to demonstrate the instrument. My Dad said that his father (then age 78) had big tears in his eyes as he stood and listened and repeated renderings of the song.

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John L. Fitzgerald's Timeline

1855
1855
Oswego, Oswego, New York, United States
1887
January 29, 1887
Oswego, Oswego, New York, United States
1890
February 6, 1890
1892
June 8, 1892
Oswego, Oswego County, NY, United States
1895
May 21, 1895
1936
March 4, 1936
Age 81
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Oswego, Oswego County, NY, United States