Biography of William B. Stapleton
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Stapleton, William B., was born in Troy, N. Y., in 1836. His father, John Stapleton, came to this country in 1848 and settled in Cambridge, N. Y., and later lived in Baltimore. He died in Hoosick, N. Y., in 1878. He received a common school education' and came to Troy in New York in 1861 and worked in Springfield, Mass. He returned to Troy in 1861 and worked for Thomas Collins. He was in business for himself and was burned out in 1862. He worked for Hannibal Green & Son and then started in the grocery business, where he continued until 1883, when he embarked in the coal business, his son taking charge of the grocery. He represented the Twelfth ward in the Board of Aldermen four years. He belongs to the Robert Emmit Association. He married in 1863 Mary Gribbins of Troy, N. Y., by whom he has four sons and three daughters.

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


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