Biography of Edgar R. Greene
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Greene, Edgar R., was born in Berlin in 1830, a son of Ray Greene, born in Berlin in 1802, son of Amos Greene, whose father, Squire John, was the pioneer settler in Berlin in 1772; he was justice for forty years, and also served histown as supervisor. The father of Edgar R. was a farmer by occupation, prominent and successful; he spent his whole life in the town of Berlin; he was never an aspirant to public office; but always interested in the welfare of his townspeople; his wife was Lucy Maxon, born in Berlin and daughter of Jairus Maxon: their children were Melissa, Eliza Edgar R., William D , Halsey B., Eglon L., John T., Castello. Helen D., Nancy E., and Denio; he died when eighty eight years old, and his wife in 1892, aged eighty eight. Edgar R. was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. When seventeen years of age he engaged in mercantile business in the village of Berlin as clerk, and with the exception of two years spent on the farm has followed the mercantile business since nineteen years of years. He engaged in business for himself with a partner, and in 1859 erected his present store. Mr. Greene is a thorough business man in every way and owes his success to his integrity and perseverance. He was one of the pioneers in the white shirt manufacturing business in Berlin, beginning about 1851, which he continued successfully until 1893. In 1850 he married Eliza O. daughter of Schuyler and Phoebe (Whitford) Greenman. To them were born Mrs. Ida A. Denison, Mrs. Hattie Cowee, Lucy, and Arthur, who is in business with his father. Mrs. Greene is a member of the Ladies' Aid Society.

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


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