Biography of Roswell Hamilton
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Hamilton, Roswell, was born in Athens, Greene, county, April 1, 1890. His earlier years were spent on the farm but while yet a boy he went into brickmaking and was so occupied from 1853 until 1861, when he first became connected with the ice business, entering the employ of the Knickerbocker Ice Co. of New York city. After being four years in the employ of this company he was made superintendent of one of their depots in New York, which position he filled for eight years. In 1872 he came to Schodack Lauding and built their mammoth ice house for them. He then returned to New York as superintendent and remained until 1884 when he went to Schodack landing as superintendent for the company on the Hudson River, which position he still holds. In 1858 Mr. Hamilton married Rachel J. Smith and they have a family of two daughters: Carrie E. Hamilton and Ethel, now Mrs. Harry Connolly. Mr. Hamilton is a prominent Mason and a member of the Odd Fellows. During his business career in New York he kept his residence in Athens and was for many years a member of the Board of Education and was twice president of the board; also served as president of the village for two years. His parents were J. B. and Lany (Saulsbury) Hamilton. His grandfather, Samuel Hamilton, was a Scotchman and served in the Revolutionary war.

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


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