Johnston, De Witt C., one of the foremost merchants of Hoosick Falls, was born in Hoosick Falls, N. Y., October
15, 1866, and completed his education there, graduating from the High School in June, 1883, at sixteen years of
age. He first engaged in business here with his father, Alonzo L. Johnston, a well known merchant of this place.
In the fall of 1894 he assumed full charge of the store, which contains a large and varied stock of dry goods and
groceries, unsurpassed in its line, making specialties of Gray Brothers', Packard & Field's and Emersons' Sons'
shoes; agent for Hammerslough Brothers Tailoring Company, H. W. John's asbestos paints, and National Milling Company's
"Sunlight " flour. He is a member of the Presbyterian church, of the Hoosick Club, of the Seth Parsons
Steamer Company, of Van Rensselaer Lodge No. 400, F. & A. M., and Apollo Commandery No. 15 of Troy, N.Y. He
married in 1888 Lulu I. Kincaid, daughter of Judge George H. Kincaid of Hoosick Falls, N. Y. Two children have
been born to them: Edith Ione and Alonzo L.
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897
Rensselaer County, NY
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