|JOHN C. LALOR, of Oregon, is a native of Dane county, having been born in Dunn township, August 2, 1865. He is of Irish ancestry, his father, William Lalor, came to this country when he was twenty-five years old and his mother, Amelia (Fox) Lalor, when she was ten.
They were married in Indiana, and in June, 1848, came to Wisconsin, and took up one hundred and fifty-four acres of government land in Dunn township, Dane county, which they cleared and improved. Here all of their family of eleven children were born; of these all are living except one son who was killed in the Civil War. They are Mary J., Ellen and Ann of Dunn township; Kate (Mrs. Broderick), of Iowa; Emma (Mrs. Holmes) of Wisconsin; Alice of Washington, D .C.; William of New Madison town of Dunn; Richard of Iowa; James H. of New Madison, and John C., the subject of this sketch. They were all educated in the public schools of Dunn, Fitchburg and Madison.
Mr. Lalor has worked at various occupations, having been employed in a grocery, the lumber and the drug business, but in later years has interested himself in farming exclusively. He owns a farm of one hundred and fifteen acres, situated about fourteen miles from the city of Madison, a little to the southeast; this was an improved property when he bought it, seven years ago.
June 24, 1896, he was married to Miss Mary M. Martin, daughter of John and Mary (Luther) Martin, of Dunn township. They have no children.
Mr. Lalor is an independent in politics, and a member of the Catholic church, but his wife belongs to the Methodist Episcopal church. Her parents were farmers and are both deceased.
1906 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 536