Biography of William H. Scriven
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Scriven, William H., born in Grafton, N. Y., April 20, 1852, is the son of Joseph and Nancy M. Scriven, daughter of Joshua M. Scriven, a native of Grafton, and son of Joseph Scriven, a native of England, and one of the very first settlers of Grafton and who served in the Revolutionary war. The great grandfather and grandfather of William H. both died in Grafton. The father of William H. was a stonemason by trade and lived in Grafton and Petersburgh; he died in Petersburgh in 1891; his wife died in 1895. The paternal grandfather of William H. was Joseph C. Scriven, who was born in England and came to Grafton in an early day and there lived and died. William H. Scriven was reared on a farm, educated in the common school and learned the carpenter's trade with Clark Scriven in Troy and followed that trade until 1889, when he fell from St. John's church and has since been a cripple. He is now in the real estate business. He came to Bath-on-the-Hudson in 1870, where he has lived since excepting three years in Washington, D. C. Mr. Scriven was married in 1872 to Mary A. Finkle and has had five children. Ines F., born in Bath; Lily M., born in Washington, D. C.; Anthony T., Wesley H. and William H., deceased. Mr. Scriven has always been a Republican, to which party he is devoted, and has been trustee of the village one term and town assessor one term, and is now serving first term as justice. He is a member of Greenbush Lodge No. 337, F. & A. M., and also of Central Lodge No. 1, I. O. O. F. Washington, D. C., and is also a member of the A. O. U. W. of East Albany.

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


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