Biography of Alexander Fairweather
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Fairweather, Alexander, was born in Schaghticoke, January 27, 1844. He is the son of David Fairweather, who was born in Scotland and came to the United States in 1824, settled in Schaghticoke and later moved to West Milton, Saratoga county, N. Y., where he settled on a farm and died in 1881. His mother, Sarah Gilchrist, was also born in Scotland and died in 1878. Alexander receiving a district school and academiceducation, accepted a clerkship in Ballston, N. Y., where he remained eight years and came to Troy for two years and then returned to Ballston. Later he came again to Troy and was a salesman for P. M. Marston in a store where the State Street M. E. church now stands. Then for three years he conducted a retail grocery business on River street, under the firm name of Fairweather & Williams; selling this business to M. H. Williams, Mr. Fairweather went into the wholesale commission and grocery business at 380 River street. In 1876 he sold out the business and took a position as traveling salesman with Grace, Page & Co., and three years later acted in the same capacity with Wing Brothers & Hart of Albany, N. Y., and was with that concern twelve years, and since January 1, 1895, has been traveling for a New York house. He is a trustee of the Universalist church and has been superintendent of the Sunday school of that church. He has taken great interest in the Commercial Travellers' Accident Association at Utica, N. Y., and is now second vice president of that association. He married Mrs. Mary Ogden of Troy, N. Y., a daughter of the late James Ogden, who died in 1856. They have one son, Dr. Harry Ogden, a graduate of Albany Medical College, who is now located at Saratoga Springs, N. Y.

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


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