Biography of Thomas M. Strait
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Strait, Thomas M., was born in Covington, Ky., February 1, 1856. His father, Hiram Strait, was born in Rensselaer county, and in his younger days had charge of an academy in New York city; later he engaged in the trunk manufacturing business in Cincinnati, Ohio. His mother, Hannah (Malone) Strait, was born in Nashville, Tenn. Thomas M. attended the public schools and graduated from the high school; he went to work for a florist in Cincinnati and in 1871 took a position with W. & L. E. Gurley. He was with that concern until 1885, when he went into business himself, opening the Danbury hat store on Fulton street, Troy. He belongs to the B. P. O. of E.

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


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