Michael P. Flaherty was born in the First Ward of the city of Troy January 14, 1850. His parents were John Flaherty and Mary Heffernan, both natives of Ireland.
…He enlisted as a volunteer in the Ninety-first New York Regiment, and has the distinction of having been one of the youngest of the patriotic boys who went to the front when the life of the nation was threatened. For seventeen years he was employed as a time-keeper in the Rensselaer Iron Works. He is at present engaged in the drag and grocery trade, and has a very large and constantly increasing business.
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