Note: I am not researching this family - this is part of a transcription project.Beth Hurd, Johnston, RI
from History of the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Biographical NY: The American Historical Society, Inc. 1920
"TIMOTHY V. WHOLEY --As president and general manager of the Wholey Boiler Works, Mr. Wholey has reached a high position in the iron and steel business with which he has been connected since 1896.The Wholey Boiler Works is located at No. 95 Whipple street, Providence, occupying 65,000 square feet with buildings 325 x 200 covering the entire area.The buildings and machinery are modern, private railway tracks enter the buildings, and one hundred men are kept constantly employed in the manufacture of steam boilers and tanks.
Timothy V. Wholey was born in Lawrence, Mass., December 4, 1874, son of Dennis and Ellen M. Wholey.He was educated in the public schools of Lowell, Mass., finishing with graduation from high school in 1893.He spent one year at Phillips Acadmy, Andover, Mass., then for two years was a student at Mt. St. Mary's College, Emmitsburg, Md.In 1896 he completed his studies, then began learning the boilermaker's trade, and from that year he has been constantly connected with the iron and steel business, manufacturing steam boilers and tanks, now president and general manager of the Wholey Boiler Works.Independent in his political action, Mr. Wholey has never desired nor held public office.He is a member of St. Raymond's Church, Roman Catholic, Providence, and of the Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Wholey married, in Lowell, Mass., October 17, 1899, Elizabeth V. Skiffington, daughter of M. J. Skiffington, of Lowell.Children:Harold, Mary E., Edgar J., Joseph S., Robert D., Arthur T., Raymond G., George P., Ralph F., and Aileen M.The family home is in Pawtucket."