From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 966

WILLIAM CORRY, dealer in hides, pelts, rags, iron, etc., etc., Madison, Wis.; is the son of Charles and Rose CORRY, and was born in County of Cowen, Ireland, July of 1825; his parents are both dead; his father died in Mazomanie, Dane Co., Wis., July 30, 1880; Mr. CORRY came to America with his parents about the year 1840; lived for five years in New York state, and after that, until the coming to Wisconsin, he resided in Massachusetts; in 1860, Mr. C. removed to Springdale, Wis., and in 1864, changed his residence to Madison, Wis.; shortly after his removal to the latter place, he began his present business, being the first one in that city to engage in this as a specialty; he had many desperate struggles at first with various obstacles to his business, but by steady, persevering effort, he has finally triumphed over these and won success. Mr. C. has been twice married; his first wife was Miss Sarah BREEN, by this marriage there were five children, viz., Charles, Mary Ann, John, William, Ellen. Mr. C. was married again in September of 1861, to Miss Catharine CONAHAN, by whom he has ten children, viz., Thomas, Stephen, Edward, Joseph, James, Sadie, Catharine, Francis, Charles, and Matthew. Mr. C. and family belong to Roman Catholic Church.

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