Biography of William N. Stevens
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Stevens, William N., special superintendent of the Walloomsac Paper Co., was born at Warwick, Mass., 1856. In 1860 he moved with his parents to Walpole, N. H., where his boyhood was spent and his education acquired. There his father, Gilbert T. Stevens, and his mother, Elizabeth Arnold, engaged in farming. In December of 1879 he came to North Hoosick, where he was engaged as machinist for seven months, after which he spent two years at Winchester, N. H., in the tanning business. At this place he became a member of Philesian Lodge No. 40 F. & A. M.; then returning to Walloomsac, N. Y., permanently in 1883. occupying a position as bookkeeper, then as assistant superintendent for this company. He is a Republican, and has served as notary public for six years. He is a member of the Presbyterian church of Hoosick Falls, N. Y., of which he is an elder and a zealous worker. He has been a member of the church since he was eighteen years of age, and was superintendent of the Presbyterian Sunday school for three years, and also superintendent of the Sunday school at Walloomsac for four years. In October, 1886, he married Katherine, a granddaughter of Dr. Solomon Moses of Hoosick Falls, and daughter of Solomon Moses of Pownal, Wt. They had four children: Mary and Nathaniel E. died of scarlet fever six years ago, and John, aged four and a half years, and Katherine aged three years, died last March, with the same disease as the first two. Mr. Stevens is now a member in good standing in Van Rensselaer Lodge No. 400, and Raymond Chapter No. 248, of Hoosick Falls. He has served as trustee in his school district for three years past, and is now serving his fourth year.

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


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