Biography of E. P. Markham
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Markham, E. P., one of the most prominent men engaged in mercantile business in Hoosick Falls, is a representative of an old English family, and born at Granby, Mass., in 1839. His father, G. K. Markham, was superintendent of the woolen mills, at Conway, Mass., until his death in 1844. Mr. Markham was graduated from, the academy thare in 1856 and married in 1859 Mary J. Phillips of that place. When but seventeen years old he kept books for a factory there, and at twenty went to North Pownal, Vt., as bookkeeper of a woolen manufacturing firm, where he remained until 1884. He then spent two years bookkeeping for the State on Hoosac Tunnel. At the same work he remained two years with the North American Life Insurance Co. at Albany and then came to North Hoosick in 1869 and engaged in mercantile business. In 1874 he established a grocery at the corner of River and Church streets, where he still carries on an active trade. He occupies a prominent place in the social life here, and enjoys a wide popularity. He is a worthy member of the M. E. church and a Mason, member of both Van Rensselaer Lodge and of the Raymond Chapter; he is a Republican,and has been trustee of the village and is at present chairman of the board of sewer commissioners and president of the First National Bank. He has two sons and one daughter: George P. Markham, E. P., Jr., and Hattie D., wife of B. Frank Agan of Johnsonville.

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


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