Portrait and Biographical Record of Orange County, New York Volume 1

Portrait and Biographical Record of Orange County, New York Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...Orange and Dutchess Counties, respectively, both of whom are now deceased. In politics Mr. Wood is a strong supporter of Republican principles, and socially is a Knight of Pythias. He is a genial, whole-souled gentleman, and is regarded as one of the influential and consistent members of the Episcopal Church of this place. one in the history of New York. The records have it that three brothers, French dragoons, came to the United States, two locating on Valentine Hill, Westchester County, and the third going to Canada. All trace of the latter has been lost. The father of our subject, who was a mason by occupation, is now living retired in Newburgh, in which city he has erected many of its best residences and public buildingS He married Miss Mary E. Austin, who was born in Westchester County, and who was the daughter of Isaiah Anstin, a farmer. They became the parents of four children, only two of whom are living. Of this household Charles was the youngest. John H. was at one time Trustee of the School Board, and also President of the Orange County Democratic Association. When six years of age, the subject of this sketch was sent to school at Wappinger's Falls, attending there for three years. He next went to Middle Hope, where he was a student until a lad of thirteen years, when he returned to Newburgh and began his career as clerk in the stores of the various merchants of the city. Then for a time he was in the employ of theJesse Oakley Perfume Company, and 0n attaining his fifteenth year began the study of pharmacy with Theodore Merritt. He continued with the latter gentleman for three years, then studied under F. W. A. Reuter, in whose store he worked for two years. At the expiration of that time he engaged as traveling salesman...show more

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  • Paperback | 442 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 785g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236787382
  • 9781236787385