Biography of Charles E. Vandercook
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Vandercook, Charles E., was born in Cohoes in 1850. His father, Mathew G. Vandercook, was a prominent farmer of Saratoga county, N. Y.; he died in 1889. His mother, Elizabeth (Hines) Vandercook, died in 1866. He received a common school and academic education and entered the Grant fanning mill and cradle factory at Melrose where he remained one year. In 1872 he started in the lumber and box manufacturing business at 6 and 8 Front street, Troy, where he has built up an extensive business, employing sometimes over a hundred men. He is a member of Apollo Lodge F. & A. M., Sloss Council, Apollo Chapter, Sand the Mystic Shrine. In 1883 he married Marie T. Rylee, daughter of George Rylee, by whom he has three children: Le Roy, Bertha and Lewis.

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


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