Biography of George D. Edmans
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Edmans, George D., was born at Deal, county of Kent, England, in 1851. He came to America with his father, John Edmans, a cabinet maker and located at Troy when fifteen years old. He has had to work his own way in the world and the positions he has occupied have been due to his own efforts. He learned the trade of cabinet making, and came here in 1873, entering the employ of Walter A. Wood. He rapidly rose in his calling, and was only twenty five when he accepted the responsibilities of foremanship. In politics he is a Republican. He has been twice married, first in 1875 to Margaret Gillen Bain of Elgin, Scotland, who died in 1890, leaving four children. He again married in 1892 Julia Leonie Pratt of Cambridge, by whom he has one son. He is a member of St. Mark's Episcopal church, a member of Van Rensselaer Lodge No. 400 F. & A. M., and has filled all the offices at various times, being master in 1889-90.

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


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