Biography of Chauncey D. Packard
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Packard, Chauncey D., was born in Troy. N. Y., January 4, 1822. His father, Davis Packard, came from Brockton, Mass., about 1812, and started in the shoe business on Congress street, Troy; his father, Timothy, also was engaged in the same line many years before, in fact. the Packard family have been in the shoe business for seventy five years. Davis Packard died in 1876; his wife, Hannah Sherman, was born in Troy and died in 1859. Chauncey D. was educated in the public and private schools and went into the shoe store with his father when nine years old. At the age of twenty one (in 1843) he went into business for himself and has continued up to the present time. About 1852 he formed a partnership with his father under the firm name of Davis Packard & Son. Later his brother Warren took his father's interest and the firm became C. D. Packard & Co., which continued until the death of Warren in 1868. Mr. Packard then took his son into the concern and the name of the firm became C. D. Packard & Son. He joined Trojan Lodge No. 27, I. O. O. F., in 1843, also the Troy Citizens Corps the same year. He is the oldest shoe dealer in Troy. He married, January 31, 1843, Harriet E. Palmer of Nassau, N. Y.; she died in 1879. He has three sons: Eugene C. of Boston; Augustus, in business with his father; and Angelo in the employ of C. D. Packard & Son.

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


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