Biography of J. William Eldridge
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Eldredge, J. William, the enterprising and popular manager of the Holmes Furniture stores, came to Hoosick Falls in 1883, being then about twenty years of age, as an assistant to his paternal uncle, Charles Q. Eldredge, who was in the lumber business. Mr. Eldredge possesses in a marked degree the qualities that make up a modern man of business, and made himself so indispensable that when the business was purchased by E. B. Hurd, he was retained as business manager. This position he held for five years, until Mr. Hurd sold out the business to Easton, Rising & Worden. In 1891 he became assoociated with Mr. Holmes and has for several years handled the large trade enjoyed by that house. Mr. Eldredge was born at Mystic, Conn., in 1863. In 1884 he graduated from the Troy Business College and has more recently taken a course in the United States College of Embalming, at New York, thoroughly fitting himself for the rather arduous duties of the modern, scientific embalmer and director. Mr. Eldredge is not only a business man in every sense of the word, but an exemplary and estimable member of society, and an enthusiastic worker for the cause of temperance. He is a member of the Temple of Honor, the Young Men's Christian Association and of the Baptist church, secretary of the Sunday school and president of the Young People's society. In 1887 he married Miss Jennie Harder of Hoosick Falls, and they have two daughters: Bessie T: and Elfreda. In November, 1895, Mr. Eldredge resigned his position as manager of Mr. Holmes's furniture and undertaking business, to accept a position with Dodd, Mead & Co., publishers of New York city. Mr. Eldredge entered upon his duties in January, 1896, and at present he is a special representative of that firm for the sale of the International Cyclopaedia. Mr. Eldredge still makes Hoosick Falls his home.

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


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