Biography - Thomas Twohey

Thomas TWOHEY, railroad, Nokomis, was born in Ireland in 1832, is the son of Thomas and Ann TWOHEY. Mr. TWOHEY came to America in 1848, with the intention of making for himself a home; he located in Massachusetts, where followed farming for four years; then in Putman County, Ind., and at St. Mary's, Vigo County; then he attended the water tank at Tower Hill for the railroad company for six years, and, after spending one year in Missouri in the employ of a railroad company there, he came to Nokomis and took charge of a section for the Indianapolis & St. Louis Railroad, and has held that position for eighteen years. He married, in 1852, Sarah BOLTON, a native of Ireland; five children have been born to them - Mary, wife of N. SINGER; John M., Train Dispatcher at Mattoon, Ill.,; Patrick, also an operator; Tomas and Michael. Mr. TWOHEY and family are members of the Catholic Church.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 323.

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