Biography of Horace H. Barnes
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Barnes, Horace H., is a son of Sardius B. Barnes, a wagonmaker, of English ancestry. The former was educated at the famous old academy of Mexico, N. Y., where he was born in 1835, and first learned the trade of carriage painting, engaging in business for himself at Salem, N.Y. He has since 1868 been a resident of Hoosick Falls and was for eighteen years foreman of the paint shop at the Wood works. In 1865 he married Delia A. Andrus of Montclair, N. J. Their one son, Louis H., born in 1870, is a mechanic in the Colt Armory at Hartford, Conn. Mr. Barnes is a potent factor in both social and political life of the place. He has been a Mason for thirty years; is vestryman of St. Mark's Episcopal church, and has served his town in many of its offices, as town collector, auditor, and was once village trustee. He is a member of Post Wood No. 294, G. A. R.

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


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