Biography of George W. Strait
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Strait, George W., born in East Nassau, June 21, 1851, is the son of W. and Emily (Cole), he a native of Stephentown born in 1811, and she a native of Lebanon. The grandfather was Shaderick Strait, a native of Rhode Island, and he and his brother; Meschach Strait, came from Rhode Island to Stephentown, N. Y., about 1800 and there lived and died. The father of George W. was reared in Stephentown and at the age of sixteen began teaching and afterwards studied medicine and graduated from Pittsfield Medical College, and practiced in Dutchess county a short time, in Philadelphia one year and New York city about five years, but most of his life in East Nassau, about forty five years. He had a very large practice and devoted but little time to politics. He died October 21, 1889, and his wife died May 2, 1855. George W. was reared on a farm and educated in East Nassau and learned the carpenter's trade which he followed a few years and bought the farm he now owns of 110 acres and follows mixed farming. He has twice been married, first to Anna Layden, by whom he has one daugher, Mary E., at home. Mrs. Strait died July, 1877, and Mr. Strait in 1885 married Rozelia A. Cook, by whom he has two children: Ethel A., and Rozelia A. Mrs. Strait died March 5, 1893. Mr. Strait is a Republican The family are Baptists and attend and support the church at East Nassau. Dr. Strait, father of George W., by a previous marriage to Mary Harris had three children: Hannah E., deceased, Harry D., Mary J.

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


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