Biography of Sanford B. Ketchum
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Ketchum, Sanford B., was born in North Greenbush, April 4, 1864, and is a son of George W. and Lavinna (Hayner) Ketchum, he a native of Schenectady county and she of Greenbush. The maternal grandfather, George Hayner, was a carpenter and a millwright; he married Magaret Fellows of West Sand Lake, and died in 1872. George W. spent most of his life near Wynantskill. He died March 14, 1881, at the age of fifty four, and his wife resides with Sanford B. Sanford B. was educated in Troy, and in 1888 he married Sarah M., daughter of Phillip S. and Sarah (Kinney) De Freest of North Greenbush, by whom he had three children: George S., Eugene C., and Milton De F. Sanford B. commenced his business career as a clerk for P. J. Westfall, with whom he remained for eleven years, and in 1890 bought him out and has since carried on a large business.

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


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