Biography of William Kelver
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Kelver, William, has been a lifelong resident of Hoosick, his native town. Born in 1830, he engaged in farming until thirty six years old, then sold mowers and reapers in Rensselaer county one year. He acquired through his own efforts his education and his success in life is due to close application and shrewd business capacity developed early in his career. He dealt largely in real estate and Still continues in the business. He is one of the directors of the First National Bank, and a member of the Board of Trade. He has been Mason twenty years, and his connections with the M. E. church began at a very early date, and almost from the beginning he has been called to various positions of responsibility, trustee twenty five years. and class leader thirty years, and one of the building committee. He married Betsey Arvilla Reynolds; daughter of Lyman Reynolds, of Petersburgh. One son was born to them in 1855 but died in infancy.

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


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