Biography of Warren A. Sibley
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Sibley, Warren A., one of the most prominent and highly respected citizens of Hoosick Falls, died at his home on Church street in that village on October 1, 1896, after a two weeks' illness of congestion of the brain. Mr. Sibley was born in Bennington, Vt., Oct. 30, 1825, and was a son of Jason and Eunice Sibley. Mr. Sibley's boyhood and early manhood were spent in his native place, and it was there, in the public schools, he received his education. June 27, 1847, at Bennington, occurred his marriage to Susan A. Rice of that place. Two children were born to them: Charles H. Sibley of Hoosick Falls, who survives, and a daughter who died in childhood. An adopted son, Frank T. Sibley, also survives. In February, 1862, Mr. Sibley moved with his family to Hoosick Falls, N. Y., and August 13 of that year he enlisted for three years in Co. A, 125th Regiment N. Y. Vols. Mr. Sibley was an accomplished horseman and it was as a wagoner that he enlisted. The regiment was almost immediately ordered to the front, and at Harper's Ferry Mr. Sibley was taken prisoner. He was paroled and sent to Chicago, Ill., where he was exchanged about six months later, when he rejoined his regiment and was with it in all the principal engagements of the war. He was honorably discharged May 4, 1865. He returned home and was immediately offered and accepted the position of superintendent of the works of the Hoosick Falls Gaslight Company, which position he has since held. Mr. Sibley was a trustee of the M. E. church, of which for over twenty five years he was a faithful member. He was a veteran Mason and member of Van Rensselaer Lodge No. 400, F. & A. M. Mr. Sibley was a man of strong Christian character. Quiet and unobtrusive by nature, he neither sought nor could be prevailed upon to accept the public honors and distinctions which were frequently offered him, but preferred the rest and quietness of home and private life. The genial manner, cheery smile and pleasant word with which he greeted everybody won him the love and respect of all who knew him, and his death is regretted by the entire community in which he lived.

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


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