Biography of Frederick E. Draper
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Draper, Frederick E., was born in Rochdale, Worcester county, Mass., October 12, 1843, and came to this State with his parents when he was three years of age; he was educated in the public schools of Troy; he was clerk for Levi Willard for four years; in October, 1861, he enlisted in the Eleventh Independent Battery, Light Artillery, New York Volunteers, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. September 8, 1869, he entered into partnership with Philip Fitzpatrick, under firm name of Fitzpatrick & Draper, in the manufacture of cigars, and wholesale dealers in leaf and manufactured tobacco, which has continued successfully until this date, 1896. Mr. Draper is a director in the Mutual National Bank of Troy, and is also director of the Troy Gas Co., of the Wilir Shirt and Collar Co. of Troy, and of the Boutwell Milling and Grain Co. of Troy; he is a member of Apollo Lodge No. 13, F. & A. M., and also of the Apollo Chapter No. 48, R. A. M. December 26, 1871, he was married to Ann J. Woodcock, of Boston, Mass., formerly of Troy, by whom three children have been born: Frederick E., jr., Philip H. and Louis Le Grand. Mr. Draper is a member of Griswold Post of Troy No. 338, G. A. R. The ancestry of the family is English and Dutch.

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


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