Biography of C. B. Story
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Story, C. B., the secretary and superintendent of the Hoosick Railway Company, incorporated in 1893, was the organizer, and has been directly instrumental in bringing several new industries to Hoosick Falls. Like a true type of the aggressive and enterprising American, he has led a very active life. He was born at Cambridge, Vt., and as his father, Elijah Story, was a farmer. his boyhood was spent on a farm. After spending some time at a Normal school he was employed by the International Telegraph Company at St. Johnsbury, Vt., thence to New York two years as an inspector of private lines in the Gold Stock Telegraph Company. Later he worked for the Edison Illuminating Company, as foreman of the " wiring;" then went on the road and put up the second Edison dynamo for lighting outside of New York city, in 1882 going as far south as New Orleans, wiring and putting in electric plants and to Williamsport, Pa. In 1883 he entered the employ of P. B. Shaw, and organized electric light companies throughout the States of Pennsylvania and Ohio. He was employed in 1884 by the Brush-Swan Company of New York, traveling throughout Maine installing isolating planti The same year he went into business for himself at Brunswick, Me., when he rebuilt and equipped a water power and light company, taking controlling interest. Prior to his business here he was superintendent of the Giant Electric Motor Company at Portland, Me.

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


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