Biography of Thomas Canfield
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Canfield, Thomas. - One of the highly esteemed citizens of Hoosick Falls for the last quarter of a century, and for about the same length of time an efficient trusted employee of Walter A. Wood Company is Mr. Thomas Canfield, whose recent occupancy of the village presidential chair is but one proof of his personal popularity. He was born in Ireland lb 1849; in 1866 made his residence in Troy until 1870, when he located in Hoosick Falls, therefore being a resident twenty six years. He is by trade an iron molder, and also operates a general store at Elm and Third streets. He married in 1872 Miss Mary A. Mulcahy of Troy, who is the mother of twelve children of whom all but three are living, a large and interesting family. Mr. Canfield is an earnest advocate of temperance principles, and was for many years officially connected with the Father Mathew Society as president and as treasurer. His administration of village affairs was characterized by economy, honesty, and sole regard for the public good.

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


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