Biography of Alfred H. Davitt
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Davitt, Alfred H., was born in Poestenkill, Rensselaer county, N. Y., in 1850. He is the son of George W. and Catherine (Stowell) Davitt. His father died in 1888. Alfred received an academic education in the Lansingburgh Academy and came to Troy and formed a copartnerships with William Place in the grocery business, the firm name being Davitt & Place; two years later he bought out Mr. Place and conducted the business himself. He was in the grocery business for twenty two years. In 1892 with Thomas: H. Dwyer he opened a carriage repository at No. 1500 Sixth avenue, the firm being Dwyer & Davitt; they have also a large storehouse. He ran for supervisor in 1892 but was defeated by twelve majority. He married, January, 1875, Frankie Horton of East Poestenkill.

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


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