Biography of William H. Parsons
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Parsons, William H., foreman of the repair shops at the Walter A. Wood Mower and Reaper Works, is an expert machinist and mechanical engineer. He has made that class of work a life study, atid for twenty five years in the town of Hoosick. He was born in New York city in 1840 and lived there until 1871, when he came to Walloomsac to superintend the construction of the cotton factory, now occupied by Stevens & Thompson as a paper mill, and continued in the employ of that company for fifteen years, coming to Hoosick Falls in 1887. His elder son, William H. Parsons, jr., is alsda foreman in the iron works, and where he learned his trade, rising from the rank and file by personal ability. Mr. Parsons's wife, to whom he was married in New York in 1863, died soon after coming to Hoosick Fails, leaving three children. Mr. Parsons is a member of the Masonic brotherhood, of the Hoosick Club, has served as town assessor, and has for six years been chief of the Fire Department, proving a most competent and popular official.

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


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