Edward Sweeney, the first of the name of the line here tinder consideration, was extensively engaged in the contracting business. He was reliable, responsible, and of thorough integrity and unquestioned honor. and these qualities were active factors in the success attained by him in his business career. He served in the capacity of justice of the peace for a quarter of a century, discharging his duties with efficiency and promptness. He married Julia Desmond. and among their children was Thomas Henry.