Biography of David Calhoun
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Calhoun, David, was born in Troy, November 5, 1857. His parents moved to the town of Brunswick when he was one year old. He was educated in the district school, and is a farmer by occupation. He is now general foreman of the Troy City Railroad Company, promoted to that position in 1891. He has been in their employ sixteen years, with the exception of a short time at Albia, introducing the bell punch and other improvements. He occupied positions with the present company when they used horses, and began by hooking the horses to the cars, after a while he was promoted to conductor, which position he held for seven years, and then became a starter, etc. March 14, 1892, he married Harriet Timmins of Lansingburgh, by whom two children have been born: Violet M. and Helen E. The father of Mr. Calhoun was William, born in the North of Ireland in 1821, and came to the United States when seventeen years of age and located near Troy. He married Mary Draffin of Troy, by whom five children have been born: William, Sarah, Caroline, David, and Robert. Mr. Calhoun died in 1882, and his wife died in August, 1891. He was elected trustee of the Third ward for two years. He is a member of the Jerusalem Lodge No. 355 F. & A. M., of Lansingburgh.

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


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