Biography of John Waugh
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Waugh, John, was born in Westchester county, N. Y., October 2, 1854. He was a son of William and Latitia (Taylor), he a native of Scotland and she of England. The father of Mr. Waugh came to Verolanks, where helived and died. Mr. Waugh was educated in the common schools of Verplanks and worked at various occupations. In 1873 he engaged in the ice business. and in 1880 he came to Albany and continued that business. He was employed as agent for the Knickerbocker Ice Company for sixteen years, and was also in their employ for seven years previous. Mr. Waugh is now engaged with the Consolidated Ice Company of New York city, of which he is agent. April 19, 1885, Mr. Waugh married Phoebe Simkins of Montrose, by whom four children have been born; Raymond (deceased), Ethel M., John E. (deceased), and Nina (deceased). Mr. Waugh has been overseer of poor for one year, and is at present collector. He is a member of Cortland Lodge No. 6, I. O. O. F. of Peekskill, N. Y.

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


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