Biography of Edward D. Cheney
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Cheney, Edward D., was born in Troy, June 30, 1846. His father, Warner E., came to Troy in 1835, and was a mason and builder by trade, and in 1862 commenced the manufacture of lime; he died June 29, 1889. His mother, Phoebe A. Smith, was born in Dutchess county, and now resides in Troy. Edward D. was educated in the public schools and in the Troy Business College. In 1866 he associated himself in the cement business with his father, and at the death of the latter became sole proprietor. Mr. Cheney was school commissioner for two terms. He is a member of Apollo Lodge and Chapter and Commandery, and also of the Knights of Pythias. In 1869 he married Margaret A. Smith, a daughter of the late Leonard Smith, for many years a furniture dealer of Troy. He has two children: Edward W. and Clara Louise.

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


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