Biography of Warren G. Parsons
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Parsons, Warren G., one of the prominent merchants of Hoosick Falls, is a son of Andrew C. Parsons, who was born at Bennington, Vt., coming here when a boy of twelve to learn the tailor trade. He began the business at Richfield Springs, remaining there until 1849, when he returned to this place and, engaged in the hardware business, occupying the present store, where Warren has carried on such an extensive trade, having entered the store at twenty five and succeeding his father to the entire management of the establishment. Under his supervision the store has been enlarged, and is now a department store filled with various lines of housefurnishing goods. A. C. Parsons was an old time Whig until the formation of the Republican party, but not an office holder. He died in 1883 at an advanced age, honored and esteemed by all. Warren G. was six years old when he left Richfield, where he was born in 1843, and received employment in a dry goods store from the age of fourteen to nineteen, then entered Eastman College. He is also a Republican but not an aspirant for public office.

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


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