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"O'Connor, Joseph. Born at Tribes Hill, Montgomery Co., New York, December 17, 1841, and educated in the common free schools and later at the Rochester Free Academy and its University, graduating in 1863. Married in 1877 Miss Evangeline Mary Johnson, an authoress. Was first a teacher, and later was admitted to the Bar, but eventually entered on a journalistic career in which he has been very successful. After writing for some time for minor papers, he joined the New York World in 1875, and remained there for four years. He afterwards edited the Buffalo (New York) Courier, and the Rochester (New York) Post Express. He wrote many poems, which competent judges thought very good. He is represented in various American anthologies. In Magazine of Poetry for August, 1894, there is a notice of him, with selections. He died in 1908."
[Source: D. J. O'Donoghue, The Poets of Ireland: A Biographical and Bibliographical Dictionary of Irish Writers of English Verse 346-47 (Dublin: Hodges Figgis & Co.; London: Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1912)(Gale Research Co., reprint 1968)]
Joseph O'Connor, Poems (New York, 1895)
[D.J. O'Donoghue in The Poets of Ireland
list the O'Connor Poems volume