Biography of Philip A. Morse
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Morse, Philip A., was born in Schaghticoke, Rensselaer county, in 1857. His ancestors came from England in 1634 or 1635, and settled in Newberry, Mass. His great grandfather, Peter Morse, came from Connecticut to Schaghticoke, where his grandfather and father were born. His father, Amos Morse, removed to Troy in 1871 and for a time ran the Rensselaer House on River street; he was auditing superintendent of the poor of Rensselaer county from 1867-69; he still resides in Troy. His mother was Elizabeth (Cipperly) Morse. Mr. Morse received his education in the public schools and entered as an apprentice in the tailor shop of Morris Gross on Third street, where he remained until 1880. He then went with A. Montague & Co., who sold out in 1885 to J. B. Caldwell, and in 1895 was made a partner, the firm name being J. B. Caldwell & Co., fine custom tailors. He is a member of the Troy Citizens Corps, and an elder in the Ninth Presbyterian church. He is also president of the Christian Endeavor Local Union, having some sixty societies in his charge. He married Miss Alice Northrup of Lansingburgh, N. Y., in 1881, by whom he has had one daughter, Lela.

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


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