Biography of Thomas Penney
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Penney, Thomas, born in Lincolnshire, England, February 12. 1850, is the son of Thomas and Ann (Broome) Penney, natives of England, who in the fall of 1852 came to Albany and in 1865 went to Saratoga and engaged in farming and in 1893 came to East Albany, where they now reside. Thomas was reared in Albany and educated in old school No. 10; he learned the carpenter's trade and followed that work until 1882, when he engaged with the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad as car inspector and has since continued with the company. He came to Bath in 1881 and is now stationed at Troy, where he has charge of car inspection and repairs. He was first married in December, 1872, to Annie Thornley of Albany and had one son, Arthur William. Mr. Penney is a Republican in politics and at present is president of the village. He is a member of Greenbush Lodge No. 337, F. & A. M., and also of Greenbush Chapter No. 274, R. A. M.

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


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