Biography of Arvin W. Flarrington, Jr.
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Flarrington, jr., Arvin W., was born in West Troy, Albany county, N. Y. Arvin W. Harrington, his father, was born in Stephentown, Rensselaer county, May 1, 1825. About fifty years ago he entered the concern of Whipple. Thompson & Co. of West Troy in the lumber business; he was also the founder of the firm of Harrington & Co. The mother of otr subject is Caroline S. (Rousseau) Harrington, daughter of Louis Rousseau. He received a public school education, entered the Troy Academy and was graduated in 1875. He then entered, the office of G. Parish Ogden & Co., in the insurance business. In March, 1887, he formed a partnership ija the firm name of Ogden, Calder, Van Aistyne & Co., which was continued until 1887, when Ogden and Calder retired and Mr. Harrington and Mr. Van Aistyne took the business, which is carried on under the firm name of Van Aistyne & Harrington. Mr. Harrington is president of the Laureate Boat Club. He was one of the founders and is now vice president of the Troy Choral Club. He was married in 1884 to Harriet Sheldon, daughter of Henry Sheldon, who was for many years a druggist on River street. He has one daughter.

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


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