Biography of Alexander Meekin
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Meekin, Alexander, was born in Middlebury, Vt., November 18, 1857. His father, James Meekin, was born in the North of Ireland and came to the United States in 1837, settled in Vermont and died in 1893. His mother, Mary (Culbert) Meekin, was born in the North of Ireland and died in 1876. They were of Scotch-Irish extraction, and brought letters from the Scotch Presbyterian church to their new home and joined the Congregational church there where they remained through life. Alexander Meekin received his education in the Middlebury graded school, and learned the printer's trade in the office of the Middlebury Register, and later worked at the trade in Brandon, Rutland and Montpelier, Vt., Rochester, N. H., Providence, R. I., and Springfield, Mass., and came to Troy in 1883, where, with the exception of eight months in the fall and winter of 1884 and 1885, he worked until 1887, when he started a general printing establishment in the Manufacturers Bank building. He is the editor and publisher of the Trojan Advance. He joined the Congregational church at Middlebury when eighteen years of age. He is vice president of the Troy Bicycle Club, treasurer of the Rensselaer County Prohibition Society, and is a member of the Second Presbyterian church, and has acted in the capacity of secretary and vice president of the V. P. C. U. of that church. He was proof reader for Tuttle & Co., Vermont State printers, for two years and left them only on account of his health. He married, in 1888, Miss Agnes Buchanan of Troy, by whom he has one son and one daughter.

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


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