Biography of Andrew Aird
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Aird, Andrew, was born in Scotland, March 25, 1834. He came to this country in 1854, with his father and mother. He went into the sewing machine repair business in 1860, and continued in the same business until 1868. He was instrumental in the development of the sewing machine, making it useful in the collar and shirt business, assisting in bringing it up to its present state of perfection. He went into the jewelry business in 1875; since that time he has built up one of the largest trades in that line in the city. He is a prominent member of the Presbyterian church, of which he has been an elder for twenty three years. In 1858 he married Agnes Ferguson, who came from Scotland.

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


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