Biography of John Gibson
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Gibson, John, the well known dealer in wall paper and paint on Church street, entered business life at thirteen years of age in the paint shop of the Eaton & Gilbert car works of Troy where he began as an apprentice. In 1856 he became employed in the Walter A. Wood Mower and Reaper Co's. shops at Hoosick Falls. From 1872 to 1883 he had full charge of the painting and packing departments of the William Anson Wood M. & R. Co.'s shops, both in Albany, N.Y., and Youngstown, O. After the termination of this association he came here and engaged in his present business and has accumulated a fine property, He was in the 7th Cavalry in the war and is now a member of the G. A. R. and has been junior vice commander. He was born in 1840 at Toronto, Canada, son of John Gibson ; is a Republican and has been prominent in local affairs.

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


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