Biography of Archibold D. Mynders
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Mynders, Archibald D., was born in Albany, N. Y., July 27, 1860. He is a son of Jonathan and Magdaline (Halenbeck) Mynders; he was born in Guilderland, and she was born in Bethlehem, both in Albany county. Mr. Mynders was a traveling man and lived and died in Albany county where his wife also died. Mr. A. D. Mynders was left an orphan and has made his own way in the world. He was under his grandmother's care, Jane Ann Hallenbeck, widow of Peter Hallenbeck, and one of the wealthiest men of Slingerlands, Albany county. Mr. Mynders received a common school education and began life working on the farm for his grandfather; he got twenty five cents per day and board. When about fourteen years of age he came to Albany and worked for Amos Van Groesbeck, a carpet dealer of North Pearl street, for about two years and then went to Poughkeepsie and studied for a professional nurse in the Hudson River State Hospital, taking a two years course. September 15, 1887, he married Jennie L. Lord, by whom one son has been born; Clayton R. Mr. Mynders returned to Albany and worked at various occupations. April 5, 1890, he came to Bath-on-the-Hudson and purchased a newspaper route of about 200 customers from Harry Bates of Broadway, East Albany, and now has about 1,000 customers. He is now handling the news business in all its branches, conducting his route personally, and in four years built himself a home on the corner of Third street and McNorton avenue, and in addition to the news business carries tobacco, cigars, candies, and soft drinks. Mr. Mynders employs one clerk and has two boys assisting in the newspaper route; he has a system of blowing whistles which is very satisfactory. Mr. Mynders has the agency of supplying the Bath schools with books.

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


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