WILLIAM T. LODGE, who has conducted the Empire House at Montgomery, N. Y., for thirty seven years, is one of
the representative and highly respected citizens of Orange County. Mr. Lodge was born in Ireland, March 26, 1836,
and came to America when a lad of fifteen. He was engaged in farming from 1849 to 1831, when he purchased his present
hotel property. In politics Mr. Lodge is a democrat, and has for years exerted a great influence in the promotion
of its interests.
Socially he is identified with the Masonic fraternity, and is a director in the First National Bank of Montgomery.
He was one of the organizers and is a supporter of the Episcopal Chapel, organized about six years ago in Montgomery.
This chapel is a branch of the St. Andrew's Episcopal Church of Walden.
Mr. Lodge married Miss Catherine Doyle in 1863, and three sons and three daughters have been born to them: William
T. Jr., manager of the Empire House; Martin D. conducts a gents' furnishing store, and James A., proprietor of
a sales stable for horses and cattle, all residing in Montgomery.
The History of Orange County New York
Edited by: Russel Headley
Van Deusen and Elms, Publishers
Middletown, N. Y. 1908
Orange County, NY
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