Biography of William H. Van Schoonhoven
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Van Schoonhoven, William H., son of Jacob Lansing and Mary Jane (Haight) Van Schoonhoven, was born in Troy, N.Y., August 25, 1849, and descends from an old and honored Holland family. His father, Jacob L., married, first, Harriet M. Yvonnet, of French descent, who died August 1, 1842; second, Mary Jane Haight, who died February 19, 1858; and third, Elizabeth, daughter of Dr. John Chester, one of the early presidents of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His children were Harriet M., James, Jane, Elizabeth (deceased), Francis Y., Mary, William H., Elizabeth L. (deceased), Alida L., and Lansing. William H. Van Schoonhoven was born in Troy, August 25, 1849, was educated at the Troy Academy and at private schools in Westchester, N. Y., and was graduated from Yale College in 1870. He read law with Gale & Alden of Troy, was admitted to the bar in January, 1874, and, since practiced his profession in his native city. He is a director of the Central National Bank and the Samaritan Hospital, a trustee of the Second Street Presbyterian church, and a member of the board of managers and house committee of the Troy Club.

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


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