Biography of Philander Pollock
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Pollock, Philander, was born in La Chute, Quebec, Canada. His father, James Pollock, came from Paisley, Scotland, and settled in La Chute, Canada; he died in 1848. His mother, Maria (Stevens) Pollock, was born in Vermont and moved to La Chute with her parents about the time of the War of 1812; she died in 1841. Philander went to work for a tanner and learned the trade and came to Troy in 1866. He worked for Mt Haight one year, and for a short time afterwards worked in New York city. In 1870 he returned to Troy and entered the store of Ross & Smith as clerk; he was with that concern as clerk until January 1, 1873, when Mr. Ross died and he bought his interest in the concern and carried on the business under the firm name of Smith & Pollock. In 1892 Mr. Smith died and he became sole owner of the leather business. He is a member of the Fifth Avenue Baptist church, and the Royal Arcanum. In 1867 he married Miss Jennie E. Hoyt of Troy. He has one son and a daughter.

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


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