JAMES MULRONY, liveryman, Mound City, was born July 24, 1847, in County Kilkenny, Ireland, son of Lawrence Mulrony, also a native of Ireland, where he died. The mother of our subject was Catharine (Noulan) Mulrony, also a native of Ireland. She was the mother of eight children; six are now living, of whom two brothers and one sister are living in Australia. Our subject received a common school education in the old country, which he left in 1865 to seek his fortune in the new world, which was pictured so brightly in the old country. He landed in New York City. He roamed for some eight years, living most of the time in Kenosha County, Wis.; he then came to Cairo, Ill., where he stayed almost six years, and in May, 1879, he came to Mound City, where he started a livery stable, and now also keeps wine and liquors of all kinds. He is the only livery man in the town, and is accommodating at all times, and has reasonable rates. He was married here to Mary Curren, a native of Wisconsin. She was born in 1861, and is the daughter of Charles Curren, a native of Dublin, Ireland. She is the mother of two children, viz., Maggie and Catharine. Mr. and Mrs. Mulrony are religiously connected with the Catholic Church. In politics, he is a Democrat.
Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, page 275.