Biography of Willard J. Agan
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Agan, Willard J., an energetic, progressive young man, is the owner of the general store at Potter Hill which he established in 1880. He is a Republican and acting postmaster since 1881. He is also interested in farming, and one of the directors of the Hoosick Fire Insurance Co. In 1882 he married Alice M. Clint of Troy, by whom he has one son, Ralph W., aged eleven years. Both are members of the M. E. church. In 1872 he attended the Hudson Vale Institute, Lansingburgh, N. Y. In the winter of 1874 he attended the Troy Business College, and the following spring accepted a position as clerk with R. T. Brock, druggist and retail grocer, Troy. In the spring of 1877 he enlisted as private in the Troy City Artillery, N. G. S. N. Y.; in July, 1878, was elected corporal and in 1879 was elected sergeant of the company, which office he held until he left the city in the spring of 1880. His father, Richmond Agan, is a farmer in Hoosick, where he was born in 1866. His grandfather, the late James P. Agan, was a farmer and blacksmith in Potter Hill.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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