Biography of Frank W. Edmunds
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Edmunds, Frank W., was born in Boston, Mass., September 5, 1858. He is the son of Benjamin F. Edmunds, a native of New Hampshire, who was one of the organizers of the first Masonic lodge in that State; he died in 1880. His mother, Lucy (Baldwin) Edmunds, is now living in Brooklyn, N. Y. Frank W. when ten years of age became an office boy in the office of John A. Griswold & Co. in New York, and working his way up was given charge of the sales in the vicinity of New York. He remained with that concern until the formation of the Albany and Rensselaer Iron and Steel Co., when he remained with the New York department of that company until 1882. at which time he came to Troy, where he has since had his headquarters. He became the general sales agent for that company and later occupied a similar position for the Troy Steel and Iron Co. In 1890 Mr. Edmunds was placed in charge of the Madison street office where he conducted his department from the general office and continued as general sales agent for the rest of its existence. Mr. Edmunds has charge of the sales department of the Troy Steel Co. on Breaker Island. He belongs to Post D, Commercial Travelers Association, of which he is president and also president of the Troy branch of the Commercial Travelers' Home Association of America. He has been president of the Pafraets Dael Club, and is a member of Phoenix Lodge, F. & A. M., of Lansingburgh. He married Frances M. Perine of Paterson, N. J., in 1879.

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


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