Biography of Henry B. Thomas
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Thomas, Henry B., was born in Middleboro, Mass., April 15, 1844, the son of Oliver and Johanna (Stewart) Thomas, who came to Troy in 1854. His father died in 1860 and his mother in 1890. After attending the public schools and the Albany Business College he started in the manufacture of kegs in which he is at present engaged. His factory has a capacity of making 700,000 kegs per year. He is a park commissioner and was candidate for mayor on the Republican ticket in 1891 but was defeated. He belongs to the Troy, East Side, and Pafracts Dael Clubs, and is president of the East Side Club, a past commander of Apollo Commandery, No. 15 of Troy, trustee of the Troy Orphan Asylum and trustee of the First Presbyterian church. In 1864 he was married to Charlotte E. Bainbridge, who was born in London, England, and by whom he has three sons, and one daughter.

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


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