Biography of C. W. Easton
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Easton, C. W., the original member of the firm of Easton, Rising & Worden of Hoosick Falls, began business life as first clerk in a news room at North Adams, Mass., where he was born in 1845, a son of a shoe dealer, and where his education was completed. After three years in the news room he entered the post office at Pittsfield, Mass., remaining one year, then returning to North Adams as clerk in a general store. In 1866 he went to South Adams and opened a confectionery store, which he conducted for three years. He then spent five years on the Hoosac tunnel, having charge of the central shaft store. He came here in 1875 and established a fire insurance business, also a coal trade which he conducted five years when in 1879 he was joined by George F. Rising, and later by L. E. Worden, the firm name now being Easton, Rising & Worden; this firm has grown to be one of the oldest as well as the most prominent one in the place. Mr. Easton married in 1867 Mary C., daughter of H. H. Clark, a prominent cotton manufacturer of South Adams. Of the eleven children that were born to them only four daughters are now living. Mr. Easton is a director in the First National Bank of Hoosick Falls, also president of the Industrial Building and Manufacturing Company; he is a Republican, but not an aspirant for public office; he is a leading member of the M. E. church, trustee and treasurer, also superintendent of the Sunday school.

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


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