Posted By: cheryl Locher moonen (email)
Date: 4/11/2020 at 19:11:28
JOHN McCOY, contracor and builder, is a native of the city of Cork, Ireland; he came to the United States in 1850, and learned the trade of carpenter and joiner in Rochester, N.Y.; he came West to Iowa and located in Dubuque, in 1856, and began working at his trade; he has been engaged in contracting and building for many years, and is one of the oldest in the business here; he has erected some of the best buildings in Dubuque. Mr. McCoy married Miss Margaret Redfern, a native of Bedford, Penn.; they have five children- James, Mary M., Sarah E., John and Edward.
"The History of Dubuque County. Iowa"
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