Salvator Troy, proprietor of the Forest Hill Monumental Works, Oneida and Prospect streets, Utica, has proven
himself to be a man of good business ability and ranks among the energetic, capable and thoroughly reliable members
of the community. He has won his present high standing through the exercise of a strong and well balanced will
and an unfaltering ambition to gain an honorable name for himself and family, one of the noblest incentives that
can inspire any human being. A native of Italy, he was born at Syracuse, August 24, 1856, a son of Alfio Troy,
a manufacturer of Syracuse.
In the public schools of his native city Salvator Troy received the rudiments of an education. Later he learned
the trade which he has successfully followed. On August 11, 1889, he arrived at New York, and was employed at the
Jenny & Nelbach Monument Works. He continued with this firm until he began in business on his own account at
his present location in 1900. He has a large modern plant, with machinery for handling and cutting stone, pneumatic
tools, and with power generated on the grounds by a ten horsepower electric motor. He is not a quarry owner but
purchases his stock in the rough from the best granite and marble producers. He designs his own plans or accepts
those of his patrons, always aiming to give first class work at reasonable rates. His plant is kept in operation
the year round and he furnishes employment continuously to several skilled workmen.
In 1897 Mr. Troy was married to Miss Lucy Majele, who is a native of Italy, and they have eight children: Alflo,
who is engaged in the undertaking business at Utica with Cash; Carmelina, who lives in Chicago; Agatha, of Chicago,
who learned designing under her father and is said to be the only woman expert in tombstone and lettering work
in the United States; Alice and Attila, both of whom are students in the Utica public school; and Ariosto, Herkimer
and Joseph S., all of whom are at home. Mr. Troy and his family are adherents to the Roman Catholic religion. The
family residence is at 119 Lansing street. He is an ardent lover of the American Republic, under whose protection
he has gained a prosperity which has been honestly earned and is thoroughly merited. In politics he is in sympathy
with the principles of the republican party, but he is a man of independent mind and is able to perceive good qualities
in a member of the opposite party. He has never aspired to political honors but has adhered closely to his business,
in which he has gained substantial success.
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Oneida County, NY
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