Griffin & Rockefeller, Undertakers
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Griffin & Rockefeller, undertakers. - Mr. Rockefeller was born in Greenbush, January 28, 1864. He was a son of Norman and Maria L. (Yergeson) Rockefeller, he born in Kinderhook, and she in Castleton. Mr. Yergeson was her stepfather, but her real name was Wellington, one of the first settlers of the town. The father of Mr. Rockefeller was an engineer for the B. & A. R. R.; he was with them for twenty five years, it formerly was a carpenter; he died March 6, 1895, and his wife lives in Bath. The paternal grandfather of Mr. Rockefeller is William T. Rockefeller, who lives in Albany. Mr. Rockefeller was reared and educated in Greenbush, and attended the Albany Business College, from which he was graduated in 1886. William E. Griffin, his uncle, an undertaker, came to Greenbush and engaged in the undertaking business in 1870; he died June 20, 1893, and Mr. Rockefeller in partnership with his wife, Elizabeth Griffin, are now carrying on the business. February 6, 1886, he married Josephine Canon, by whom two children have been born: Edward G., born May 23, 1890; and Elizabeth W., born March 8, 1895. Mr. Rockefeller is a member of Greenish Lodge No. 337, F. & A. M., and Greenish Chapter No. 274, R. A. M. His father and uncle were also members of the same lodge. He is a member of Rensselaer Lodge No. 240, A. O. U. W., and of the Select Knights of East Albany No. 87. He has been inspector of election for five years.

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


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