Biography of Frank M. Lewis
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Lewis, Frank M., was born in Almond, N. Y., in 1843, and is a descendant of the Lewis family who settled in Rhode Island in the early part of the seventeenth century. His father, Lester Lewis, was born in Petersburgh, Rensselaer county, and removed to Allegany county in 1838 and was a prominent farmer of that county, holding several political offices in his town. He died in 1892, at the age of eighty six. His mother, Anna (Jones) Lewis, of Petersburgh, died in 1870. Frank M. was educated in the public schools and came to Troy in 1863 and was employed by Mrs. Emma Willard, of the Seminary, and later was employed byJohn Bogardus in the hay pressing business. In 1873 he bought out the express and general teaming business of George Hill and has continued in that business since. He represented the Thirteenth ward in the Board of Supervisors fron 1887 to 1890 and was reelected in 1892. He is a member of King Solomon Lodge No. 91, F. & A. M., and of Athenian Lodge No. 96, I. O. O. F., and has represented that lodge in the Grand Lodge for three years. He also belongs to John W. Nesbott Encampment No. 10, In 1865 he married Sarah Hyde, who died in 1876. They had one daughter, who is now Mrs. Kate Jordan. He was married again in 1878 to Ida Stillman. who died in 1886. He had three sons by his second marriage; Frank B., Lester L , and Raymond A. His present wife was Mrs. Elijah H. Coonradt of Troy, to whom he was married in November, 1892.

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


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