Bio: Roach, Joseph (1914)



Surnames: Roach, Muldoon, McCaghey


----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) pages 846-847


Joseph Roach, a member of the Wisconsin Refrigerator Company of Eau Claire, was born here on March 16, 1859. His parents, Joseph and Mary (O'Neal) Roach, were born in Ireland, where they married and had five children. They emigrated to America and to Eau Claire county, Wisconsin, in 1856, and settled on a farm in the town of Union, where the balance of their family of ten children were born. (See sketch of John Roach.)


Mr. Roach obtained a good education in the public schools of Eau Claire county, and for twenty-seven years followed the occupation of lumbering in its various branches. He is now associated with the Wisconsin Refrigerator Company, with whom he has been for seven years.


In 1880 Mr. Roach married Miss Hannah McCaghey, of Seymour, Ia., and they have five children, all living at home, viz: Joseph E., Albert T., Francis P., William R. and Anna S. M. Two of the boys are now (1914) employed by the Eau Claire & Chippewa Falls Electric Railway Company, and Elmer holds a position with the Phoenix Furniture Company, of Eau Claire. Albert holds a position at the N. W. Steel & Iron Works. Mr. Roach is a member of St. Patrick's church, of this city, the Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society and the Modern Woodmen.


Patrick McCaghey, father of Mrs. Roach, was born in Ireland and came to the United States in 1858. He married Mary Muldoon, and they reared a family of eight children, viz: Margaret, Lucy, Mary, Hannah, Nellie, Rose, Frank and William, all of whom are married and have families.




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