Biography of Rev. George W. E. Macardle
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Macardle, George W. E., Rev., was born in Newburg, Orange county, N. Y., March 20, 1842. He was educated in Union College, Schenectady, and Shurtliff's College at Alton. Ill., graduating as an engineer. July 4, 1861, he entered the volunteer army of the North as first lieutenant of the 48th N. Y. Vols. He was transferred to the engineer corps, and became chief engineer. He was brevetted captain in 1864, and honorably discharged in 1866. In October, 1871, he was ordained as a Congregationalist in the ministry and Located at Reynolds as pastor of the Dutch Reform Church in 1893. In 1868 he married Anna M. McKelsey of Lansingburg, N. Y. They had one son, David C., who died at the age of two years. Mr. Macardle's father, George W., was born in Wethersfield, Vt., in 1808. He was educated there and married Lenora J. Eddy of his native place; they had six children: George W. E., Franklin G., William P., Eustice W., Lucy A., and Anna E. E. The family came to this State at an early day. Mr. Macardle died in 1872, and his wife in 1859. Mr. Macardle has many relics, among which was a pair of gloves that Colonel Ellsworth were when he tore down the rebel flag, at Alexandria, Va. He is an inventor of no mean merit. His ancestors were in the early wars. He is a member of the A. O. U. W. at Pecatonica, Ill. The ancestry of the family was of New England stock and of Scotch origin.

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


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