Biography of Montgomery G. Curtis
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Curtis, Montgomery G., was born in Durham, Greene county, N. Y., January 15. 1843. His father, Gilbert Curtis, went when quite young with his parents from Cheshire, Conn., to Durham, where be started a cooper shop and saw mill, and for many years was the proprietor of a hotel at South Durham: he died in 1893; his wife, Minerva A. (Stevens) Curtis, died some years before her husband. When nineteen years of age Curtis G began clerking for Mr. Connolly in the carriage and saddlery hardware business, which relationship existed for three years; February 1, 1869, he purchased an interest in the business, the firm becoming Connolly & Curtis; Mr. Connolly died and he purchased his late partner's interest, and in 1886 he took in partnership Seward Richardson, forming the firm of Curtis & Richardson which continued until January 1, 1892, when Charles A. Newell took Mr. Richardson's interest in the firm, changing the title of the firm to Montgomery G. Curtis & Co. The business was originally to supply harness makers and carriage makers with supplies for those trades; it has changed very much in thirty years; they now depend largely upon the country merchants for their trade, supplying them with blankets, robes, horse goods and carriage supplies of every description; they manufacture harness and many saddle specialties for the wholesale trade. Mr. Curtis is a director in the Mohawk and Hudson Valley Humane Society and a member of the Troy Good Government Club; for four years he was a member of the city Common Council. He was married to Mattie Rickerson in 1868; she died in 1890. In 1893 he married Mrs. Helen L. Dunham of Troy, and has one son and a daughter.

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


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