Biography of Edgar R. Bainbridge
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Bainbridge, Edgar R., was born in Troy, N. Y., in 1866. His father, Robert Bainbridge, came to this country from England in 1851, landing in New York city, and settled in New Orleans, La., but later returned to New York city and for a number of years was in the wholesale stationery business, where he remained until he came to Troy, which was in 1865, and entered the employ of the Corning & Winslow Iron Company, where he remained until his death, which occurred in 1886. His mother, Martha A. (Smith) Bainbridge, lives in Brooklyn, N. Y. Edgar received his education in the public schools of Troy and engaged with the Troy Steel and Iron Company, where he learned the trade of machinist and later was a machinist in the Watervliet Arsenal. He then came to Troy and started in the felt business under the firm name of Orr & Bainbridge, and in 1892 entered the wholesale and retail furniture business, buying out Mr. Crandall's interest in the firm of Crandall & Hartwell and changing the firm name to Hartwell & Bainbridge. He represents the Third ward in the Board of Aldermen and is now serving his second term. He belongs to King Solomon's Lodge, F. & A. M., Apollo Chapter and Moss Council. He is also a member of the Trojan Hook and Ladder Company, the East Side Club, and the Troy Yacht Club. In 1892 he married Alice P. Woodruff, by whom he has one son and one daughter.

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


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