Biography of Richard C. Gunner
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Gunner, Richard C., was born in Canterbury, England, December 24, 1826. He was educated in their schools, learned the baker's trade and came to the United States in 1851, landing in Schaghticoke the same year, and here he began business on his own account. He purchased the property in 1866, and his business has been a continued success since. In 1855 he married Elizabeth Ablett of this village. They had six children: George C., who died in his third year; Mary F., William O., Richard C., who died, at the age of three years; Lizzie F. and Daniel W. Mary F. married John B. Ackart of this town and they had two children: Herbert, died at five years of age, and Everett. Mr Ackart died in 1881. Lizzie F. married Lorenzo Streeter of this village, and they have two children: Lorenzo, jr., and Mary E. Mr. Gunner is a member of Victor Lodge No. 680 of Schaghticoke. F. & A. M. He is one of the trustees and treasurer of the M. E. church. His son William O. is in the same business with his father, and he is a member of Victor Lodge No. 680, F. & A. M. Mr. Gunner is treasurer of the lodge and is past master. Daniel W. was a graduate of Cornell University and died at the age of twenty four.

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


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