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Maurice Mulconnery
Born March 12, 1826
MAURICE MULCONNERY, farmer, Section 28, Township 19, Range 13, P. O. Neosho Rapids, was born in the County of Tipperary, Ireland, March 12, 1826. Came to the United States in 1847, and for the next ten years he was engaged in railroad construction, principally in New York and Pennsylvania. In 1857, he settled in Jones County, Iowa, and bought a farm of 200 acres. In addition to the operation of this farm, he was for thirteen years engaged in railroad contracting, in Iowa. In the spring of 1870, he came to Kansas, locating in Jackson Township, east and adjoining the town site of Neosho Rapids. He bought at that time 800 acres of land to which he has added, by subsequent purchases, 480 acres, all of which he now farms. He has made valuable improvements upon his farm, including a fine and commodious dwelling, and necessary farm buildings.
Has an orchard of about 200 fruit trees. He is largely engaged in raising cattle and hogs, feeding all his crops, which are principally corn, to his own stock. In the spring of 1882, he had a contract for one and a half miles of heavy rock work, on the Kansas City & Emporia R'y, near Neosho Rapids. He married Miss Catharine McCabe, of Galena, Ill., August 13, 1857, by which marriage he has had twelve children, of whom Michael J., John S., Annie T., Nellie A., Catharine, James P., and Margaret J. are living. Mr. and Mrs. Mulconnery are members of the Catholic Church.

Source: The History of the State of Kansas, by William G. Cutler, A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL, 1883.
Submitted by: Elaine Bukove


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