Biography of James H. Lloyd
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Lloyd, James H., was born in Albany, N. Y., July 25, 1853. He received his education in the public schools and went as apprentice in a photograph studio in Albany. After be learned his trade he worked in several galleries and in 1874 bought out a gallery in Waterford, N. Y., where he remained eight years. He then came to Troy and opened a gallery on Third street where he is at present. In 1875 he joined Knickerbocker Steamer Company of Waterford, N. Y., and at various times held the office of president, vice president, and captain of the company; also chief engineer. As captain he got the company so that they were invincible in competing drills, always winning the first prize. On coming to Troy in 1882 he joined the Arba Read Steamer Co., and shortly afterward was elected captain and held that position four years; he was also president of the company, and is still an active.member. In December, 1882, he enlisted in the 6th Separate Co., N. G. S. N.Y., serving five years; he received a full and honorable discharge, and immediately reenlisted, On March 15, 1888, he was elected captain of the 21st Separate Co., which office he still holds, and has brought the company to the highest state of efficiency, ranking among the very best in the Guard; he is also a member of the Third Brigade, N. G. N. Y. examining board. He joined Clinton Lodge F. & A. M., in 1877, and Waterford Chapter, R. A. M., in 1889, located at Waterford, N. Y.; he held several offices in the lodge and was high priest of Waterford Chapter in 1882 and '83; in 1891 he affiliated with Apollo Lodge No. 13, F. & A. M., and Apollo Chapter No. 48, R. A. M., of this city: he is at present Master of Apollo Lodge. He joined Apollo Commandery No. 15, K. T., of this city in 1879, and is a past commander of that body. He is at present commander of Apollo Commandery drill corps, which office he has held thirteen years; they have been very successful; it was due to him that they received the most commendation at the Triennial Conclave at Boston in 1895. He is also a member of Bloss Council No. 14, R. & S. M., and Albany Sovereign Consistory. He is a 33d degree Mason, a member of the Supreme Council of the Northern Jurisdiction of the United States; also a member of Oriental Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., of this city. He held the office of town clerk of Waterford three years. On July 25, 1883, he married Miss Clara Hendrickson of Albany, by whom he has one daughter.

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


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