Biography of Benjamin Horsley
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Horsley, Benjamin, the able editor and proprietor of the "Rensselaer County Standard," has been a valued member of society in the community of his adoption since his residence in Hoosick Falls, where he located in 1880. The paper was established in 1872, the files of which contain valuable material of local interest, and is conducted conscientiously and for the best interests of the town, where the editor is esteemed as a man and a citizen. Mr. Horsley was born at Soham, Cambridgeshire, England, in February, 1848, a very ancients town, and a great religious seat in the days of the ancient Saxons. He was educated at this place in the King Edward school also at Ely Cathedral chorister school. After completing his education he learned the printing business, and at the age of twenty one he went to Leeds: from there he went to Cambridge and London successively, holding positions in each place. From London he went to Ottawa, Canada, filling an engagement in the government printing office in that city. Later, he became connected with the Orange County Press at Middletown, N. Y., and remained there nearly nine years. He is what is known as a self made man, and although of English birth actually came of the same original Puritan stock that emigrated to this continent and colonized that portion of the United States generally known as New England.

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


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