Biography of Herbert R. Mann
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Mann, Herbert R., was born in Troy, N. Y., in 1860. He is the son of David and Mary E. (Roome) Mann His father was a very prominent citizen of Troy, and was engaged in the forwarding business between Troy and Philadelphia for many years. He was also a director in the Mutual National Bank and died in 1890. His mother died in 1895. He graduated from the Troy High School in 1878, and entered thenstore of H. B. Nims & Co., where he remained until 1883, when he formed a copartnership with Mr. Burtis in the stove manufacturing business under the firm name of Burtis & Mann. He bought Mr. Burtis's interest in 1891 and sold the business in 1893 to James Van Hagen & Son. In February, 1894, he embarked with H. F. Hastings in the book and stationery business at 266 River street, they buying the old established business of Smyth & Co. He is a member of the senior company of the Troy Citizens Corps, the Laureate Boat Club, the Odd Fellows, and all the Masonic bodies of Troy. On January 29, 1884, he married Miss V. Adelaide Spicer, daughter of the late Theron Spicer, a former prominent lumber dealer of Troy. They have four daughters.

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


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