Biography of James W. Hislop
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Hislop, James W., was born in Troy, N.Y., February 3, 1860. His father, Thomas T. Hislop, was born near Glasgow, Scotland, and came to this country, settling in West Troy, where he worked in an iron foundry, and later came to Troy and was engaged as foreman in the Marshall foundry, where he remained for eighteen years, when he purchased the business and run it until his death, which occurred in 1880. The foundry manufactured machinery castings. His mother, Elizabeth Williams, was born in Wales, and came to this country hen young; the foundry is now run in her name. They had ten children. James W. received his education in the public schools and the Business College of Troy, and learned the tinsmith's trade with H. Joice, where he remained seven years, and since his father's death he has had charge of the foundry; they employ from fifteen to twenty moulders on an average and do all kinds of moulding and tinning on malleable, wrought and cast iron. He married in 1890 Ada C. Miller of Troy, a daughter of Abram Miller, a well known hotel man of Albia.

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


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