Biography of Le Roy Rickerson
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Rickerson, Le Roy, was born in Durham, Greene county, N, Y., in 1845. His father was Lyman Rickerson, who was born in 1818; he was a captain in the State militia. His mother was Laura (Bagley) Rickerson; she died in Troy in 1888. Le Roy received a public school education and afterwards worked with his father on the farm, and afterwards clerked in a village store, He came to Troy in 1871 and went to work for P. M. Marston in the grocery business. He bought Mr. Marston out in 1873 and carried on the business until 1876, when he engaged in the flour and grain business under the firm name of Lape & Rickerson; after six years Mr. Lape retired and Mr. Rickerson bought his interest in the business. He was alderman from 1888 to 1892, and is secretary of the Citizens' Association, treasurer of the Unitarian Church Society, a member of the East Side Club and the Farnham Steamer Fire Company. He married May M. Murphy of Dutchess county in 1883, and has two children.

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


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