Biography of Thomas B. Helliwell
Rensselaer County, New York Biographies





Helliwell, Thomas B., was born in Newburgh, N.Y., July 25, 1849. His father, Edward Helliwell. was born in England and came to the United States when a young man and settled in New York city, where he worked at his trade, that of a tanner and currier, and after came to Troy and worked for Elias Pltm. Previous to the late war he started in business in Albany, and at the outbreak of the war he bought a tannery in Brunswick. He supplied the government with leather almost to the close of the war. He started in the currier's business in Troy, which he continued until his death, which occurred in 1891. His mother, Sarah (Booth) Helliwell, was born in England and died in Troy in 1881. Thomas B. was taken into the concern with his father when he was twenty one years of age, and since 1891 has been sole proprietor. He is a fur skin dresser and dyer. He is a 32° Mason. December 21, 1880, he married Romaetta Willsey of Albany cotnty.

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


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