Biography of Francis B. Twining
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Twining, Francis B., was born in Lansingburgh, December 3, 1856. He was educated in the public schools and Lansingburgh Academy. At the age of fifteen he became clerk in a grocery store here. Three years later he went to Troy and entered the employ of old National Exchange Bank as messenger. Some time afterwards he entered the employ of Ide Bros. & Bruce, shirt and collar manufacturers, as clerk. In 1882 he became partner in the concern, under the firm name of George P. Ide, Bruce & Co. After a few years Mr. Bruce withdrew and the firm name has since been, George P. Ide & Co. In December, 1889, he married Nomina, daughter of Dr. D. D. Bucklin of Lansingburgh, by whom one daughter has been born: Eleanor. Mr. Twining's father, Alfred, was born in the ton of Tolland, near Lenox, Mass., in 1806. He was well educated and was a merchant by occupation; he came here when a young man and married Mary Frances Barton of Lansingburgh, by whom four children have been born: William, Frederick, Charles, and Francis B. They are all dead with the exception of the youngest son. Mr. Twining was a clothing merchant and died in 1885, and his wife died in 1888. Mr. Twining is a member of the Troy Club, of the Laureate Boat Club, of the Pafraets Dael Club, and of the Riverside Club of Lansingburgh. He is one of the directors of the People's Bank of Lansingburgh.

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


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