This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
This gentleman, whose reputation is as national as it is local, died recently in Philadelphia, in his ninetieth year. He continued strong and active, and attended regularly to business up to a day or two of his death. Few men have made more of an impression on the age in which he lived than he. There is scarcely an intelligent interest in Philadelphia that has not been aided by his example and encouragement. For some years he was among the leaders in horticulture, and was once President of the Penna. Horticultural Society. He was born in Ireland, but came with his parents to this country when quite young.