Biography of James G. Byars
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Byars, James G., is a prominent citizen of Hoosick Falls who came to America in 1865 from Scotland where he was born in 1839 and where he was educated. He is a son of Hugh Byars, and by trade a cotton spinner, locating in Lawrence, Mass., thence to North Adams in 1876 as superintendent in a woolen mill. He. came here in 1871, establishing a bottling business and conducting a general store at North Hoosick. Mr. Byars also deals in real estate and built a handsome block on Church street in 1889. He is a Republican, a member of the Masonic order and of the Episcopal church, and a man of firm convictions and shrewd business capabilities. He has two sons who are associated with him in the bottling business devoted entirely to temperance drink.

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


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