Biography of William Anderson
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Anderson, William, was born in New York city, March 11, 1834. He is a son of James H. and Christina Rodgers, both born in Ireland, of Scotch-Irish descent, and came to America in about 1832. He died in West Troy and she died in Saratoga county. Mr. Anderson was reared and educated in Saratoga. He then went to Schenectady and learned the machinist trade, and then came to Troy about 1859 and worked for the Lilly Safe Works. He came to Greenbush in 1871 and worked in the Boston-Albany shops for fourteen years. He worked in the machine shops of West Albany and for the last two years worked in the machine shops of Greenbush. Mr. Anderson was married to Mary J Jones of Berlin, N. Y., by whom have been born four children: Christiana E., deceased; Jennie, deceased; Eva M. and Mary. For his second wife he married Anna J. Thompson, by whom has been born one child, who died in infancy. His third wife was Orelia Rockerfeller, daughter of Stephen Rockerfeller of Bath, N. Y. Mr. Anderson has been engaged in mercantile business for about fourteen years.

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


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