Biography of Franklin O. Stiles
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Stiles, Franklin O., was born in Wardsboro, Vt. He is a son of Orrin and Lucy (Wakefield) Stiles. His father was born in Massachusetts, and moved to Vermont when twenty one years of age and bought a farm, where he lived until his death in 1872. His mother died in 1880. He received a common school education and at the age of nineteen left Vermont and traveled through Jefferson county, N. Y., selling his ware from a wagon, which occupation he followed until 1859 when he came to Troy and entered the concern of E. G. Akin & Co., and after five years took a quarter interest in the concern, and twelve years later bought them out and has continued in the business as sole propeietor since, which is house furnishing, plumbing, tinning, etc., having a large establishment and an extensive stock of goods. He has not been out of employment since he was eighteen. He belongs to all the Masonic bodies of Troy being a thirty second degree Mason. His wife is Elikabeth (Morton) Stiles of Brunswick, to whom he was married in 1876, and has one son and one daughter, Franklin O., jr., and Helen H.

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


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