Biography of William G. Seaton
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Seaton, William G., was born in Troy, August 17, 1861. His father, Alexander S., was born in Scotland and came to this country in 1845. He was a currier by trade and took charge of Elias Plumb's tannery for a number of years, and died in 1888. His mother, Mary (Ridgeway) Seaton, was born in Ridgeway, England, and died in 1892. William G. attended the public schools of Troy and later entered a business college. Then he learned the papermaking trade, worked at that six years, when he learned the trade of a machinist and worked at that two years, when he went to work again at papermaking. In 1884 he started a news room and confectionery store on River street, and seven years later he moved to 706 River street, where he is at present conducting a gent's furnishing goods establishment. He served on the Board of Aldermen from 1890 to 1892. He is a member of Mt. Zion Lodge F. & A. M., Diamond Rock Lodge I. O. O. F., and has belonged to the Troy Fire Department since 1882. He is a member of the Royal Arcanum, the Brownie Club of North Troy and the N. T. A. C. of North Troy.

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


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