Biography of William D. Hardy
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Hardy, William D., was born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, February 22, 1852. His father, Joseph Hardy, was born in the North of Ireland and came to Canada when a young man; he was a steamboat engineer on the St. Lawrence river and Lake Ontario, and died in 1885. His mother, Catherine (Downing) Hardy, was born in Scotland, and died in 1855. Mr. Hardy received his education in the public schools of Kingston. He came to Troy in 1871 and entered the employ of A. F. Clark in the clothing and merchant tailoring business, where he remained until Mr. Clark went out of business in 1872. He then took a position with the firm of John S. Tobey & Co., jobbers in clothing, as salesman on the road and in the store, and was with that concern until the spring of 1877 when he went into the clothing business at 267 River street, second floor. In 1878 he formed a copartnership with John L. Manny under the firm name of Manny & Hardy, in the merchant tailoring business, now located at 36 Third street. On June 9, 1875, he married Miss Ruth A. Horton, daughter of Leonard M. Horton, formerly justice of the peace, and a descendant of the Hortons, early settlers of Sands Lake. He has three daughters and one son.

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


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