Biography of Fred Carr & Son
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Carr, Fred, & Son. - Fred. Carr was born in New Hampshire. April 14, 1825. He is a son of Benjamin, born November 26, 1779, and Sarah (Wilcox), born December 5, 1782, she born in Newport, and he in Hillsborough, N. H. The Carr fathily trace their ancestry to seven brothers coming in the Mayflower and four of them settled in New Hampshire. The father of Fred Carr lived and died in New Hampshire. He was colonel in the State militia, and died October 31, 1859. Mr. Carr was reared and educated in Newport. He went to Boston when of age and began life as a bundle boy in a dry goods store where he remained for five years, then went to Wisconsin where he engaged. in the lumber and saw mill business, also general store, grain and commission business; he was postmaster under Lincoln, and also express and steamboat agent at De Sota, Wis. May 11, 1866, he came to Greenbush and engaged in the cracker and biscuit business with J. Whitney on the corner of Second avenue and Washington street and continued in partnership with him until his death in 1881; after this Mr. Carr continued alone until 1892 when his son George W. became a partner; the firm is now Fred. Carr & Son. They have done an extensive business. He was married in 1861 to Mary Whiting, daughter of Jonas Whiting, by whom he has had two children: George W. and Hattie E. B. George W. was born November 16, 1864, in De Sota, Wis.; he was educated. in Greenbush and the Boys' Academy at Albany, N. Y.; May 22, 1891, he was married to Mildred Lansing of Greenbush, by whom he has had. two children: Frederick L., and Charles W. Mr. F. Carr was treasurer of the Sewer Commission; he is now president of the Board of Health and president of the Greenbush Cemetery. He is a member of Greenbush Lodge No. 337, F. & A. M., of Greenbush Chapter No. 274, R. A. M., and of Greenbush Lodge, No. 133, I. O. O. F. Mrs. Carr died in 1876 and in 1877 he married Fannie Rifenburgh of Sandy Hill, Washington county, N. Y.

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


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