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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
John P. Liddy

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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 634-637 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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John P. Liddy occupies a prominent position in industrial circles of Utica as treasurer of the Augusta Knitting Corporation, extensive manufacturers of underwear. Identified with the knitting business from the early age of twelve years, he is thoroughly familiar with every phase thereof and his long experience has constituted a valuable asset in the profitable control of the corporation with which he has been connected in an official capacity since 1917. He was born in New Hartford, Oneida county, New York, on the 17th of March, 1872, his parents being Daniel E. and Eliza Liddy of that place. He attended the public schools of his native town in the acquirement of an education but put aside his textbooks at the age of twelve years in order to go to work, entering the employ of the firm of Armstrong, Baker & Company in New Hartford. Subsequently he became connected with the Utica Knitting Company, which he served as foreman from 1907 until 1911, while later he was made superintendent and acted as general superintendent in charge of all knitting mills until 1917. Since the latter year he has filled the important position of treasurer of the Augusta Knitting Corporation of Utica and has long been recognized as one of the leading representatives of the textile industry in the Mohawk valley. His record may well serve as a source of inspiration and encouragement to others, for it was by dint of untiring industry and unfaltering determination that he worked his way up from a humble position in the business world to one of administrative direction and executive control.

On the 15th of June, 1902, Mr. Liddy was united in marriage to Miss Grace E. Maydole of Sherburne, New York. They are the parents of two children: Gertrude, whose natal day was March 12, 1904; and John Maydole, born on January 1, 1909. Mr. Liddy is a republican in politics and a Catholic in religious faith, being a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes church. Fraternally he is identified with Council No. 189 of the Knights of Columbus and also with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, and he likewise belongs to the Utica Golf and Country Club and to the City Club. His course has been characterized by integrity and honor in every relation and commands for him the respect and good will of those among whom his life has been spent.

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