Biography of Oscar J. Lewis
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Lewis, Oscar J., was born in Schodack, N. Y., December 15, 1848, in the house in which he now resides. He is a son of Jacob W. and Martha A. (Cryne) Lewis. He was born in Schodack and his wife in the same town. He is a son of William Lewis, a native of Schodack. William Lewis was a native of Holland, and came to Schodack in a very early day previous to the Revolutionary war. William Lewis made the shoes for the soldiers of the war of 1812. The father of Oscar J. Lewis was a farmer ands in 1847 bought the hotel which Oscar J. Lewis now occupies and here lived and died in 1869; his widow is still living. He was,justice of the peace several years and collector, and in 1835 was member of assembly. Oscar J. Lewis was reared and educated in Schodack, and was a speculator in farm produce for twelve years, shipping to New York and Cuba, and is now a farmer. He owns 130 acres of land and follows general farming. He was town clerk in 1873, and has been collector of the town, and is now town clerk. He is a member of Schodack Union Lodge No. 87, F. & A. M., and past master. He was married December 15, 1870, to Emma C. Rector, daughter of Nicholas S. Rector, son of David Rector, an early settler of Schodack. He is a life member of the State Agricultural Society, and for a number of years has been one of the executive committee, having immediate charge of the poultry department, which has more than doubled its entries during his administration.

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


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