Biography of W. D. Barnes
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Barnes, W. D., born in Columbia county, N. Y., April 4, 1856, is a son of Walter and Mary (Dillon) Barnes, both natives of Columbia county, and there Mr. Barnes died and his wife died, in Canada. He was a land architect which he followed for years. Mr. Barnes was reared in Hudson and educated in the public schools of that place. He began the manufacture of cotton cloth in 1879 in Brainard which he followed for four years and was burned out; he then built a paper mill and has since been engaged in the manufacture of paper except six years in New York city, where he built a paper mill and followed the same business. He manufactures nianilla paper, box paper, and light wood boards, manilla tissue, andwhite and colored tissue a specialty. The capacity of the mills is 10,000 pounds per day; Mr. Barnes is also engaged in the manufacture of shirts. He was married in February, 1891, to Miss Katharine F. Hart, daughter of John Hart of Albany, to whom two children have been born: William Harold and Annette Marion.

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


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