Biography of Charles Teson
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Teson, Charles, the subject of this sketch, was born in Troy, November 18, 1830. For several years he was in the employ of the New York and Troy steamboat Co. as stewards. Was later steward of the Steamboat Empire of Troy which was wrecked on the morning of July 16, 1853, a few miles south of Poughkeepsie, by which disaster several lives were lost. Since that time and for nearly eight years he was in charge of the Rensselaer & Saratoga Railroad bridge as collector of tolls. Mr. Teson was initiated in Apollo Lodge No. 13, F. & A. May 27, 1852 and since that time has received all the grades in Masonry, up to and including the 32d degree. He was a charter member of Bloss Council No. 14, R. & S. M., and principal conductor of the works from 1859 to and including 1862 and was elected thrice illustrious master December 18, 1863. Was appointed district deputy for the then 6th Masonic District for the year 1860. Mr. Teson was worshipful master of Apollo Lodge No. 13, during the years 1859 and 1860, was appointed tiler for the Masonic bodies of Troy, June 6, 1865, which office he has held for the past thirty one years, and still occupies that position, and is the oldest living past master in Troy. In 1850 he married Amelia Brightman, of Poultney, Vt. She died June 27, 1874. June 8, 1880, he was again married to Mrs. Anna M. Freeman. He has one son by his first wife.

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


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