Biography of Charles A. Sproat
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Sproat, Charles A., born in Lambertville, N. J., December 26, 1857, is a son of Henry and Harriet (Perriman) Sproat, born in England and emigrated to Philadelphia and then to Lambertville, N. J., in 1861; Mr. Sproat died in 1869: his widow still lives at Valley Falls. Mr. Sproat was engaged in the manufacture of twine and. formed a partnership with Thomas Lape. Charles A. was educated in the common schools and Troy Business College from which he was graduated in 1872, after which he worked for his brother, John Sproat, in the manufacture of cigars; at the age of twenty one years he engaged in the same work and has been very successful, employing seven men. Mr. Sproat was married in 1877 to Maria Beach, and has two children: Laura and Charles H. Mrs. Sproat died in 1882 and Mr. Sproat married Georgia A. Bennett in 1884; they have one child, Frank R. Mr. Sproat is a member of Victor Lodge No. 680, F & A. M., Valley Fails Lodge No. 689, I. O. O. F., and is also a member of the Elks. No. 141, Troy.

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


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