Biography of Ogden E. Ross
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Ross, Ogden E., was born in Troy, February 3, 1856. He is the son of Elias and Mary E. (White) Ross. His father was a Scotchman, the American branch of the family settling in Elizabeth, N. J., in 1616. He died in Troy, January 2, 1874. His mother died in 1882. Ogden was educated at the Troy Academy and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and entered the city comptroller's office June 2, 1875, as a clerk. In August, 1866, he was made chief clerk and secretary to the contracting board, which position he has held since. In September, 1888, he was admitted to practice as counselor at law, having studied with Hon. R. A. Parmenter. He enlisted as a private in the Sixth Separate Company, Troy Citizens Corps, and a month later did duty at the labor riots in West Albany. He is a member of the East Side Club and the Laureate Boat Club. He is a trustee of the Second Street Presbyterian church and for five years was secretary and treasurer. November 14, 1888, he married Jeannie M. Nely, of New York city, by whom he has two Sons.

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


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