Biography of William J. Weatherwax
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Weatherwax, William J., was born in Schenectady county, N. Y., September 15, 1845. He is a son of Philip and Margaret (Van Paten), he born on Weatherwax street, Valatie, N. Y., and she in Albany county. The Weatherwax family came to the United States about 1690 and settled in New York, and the Van Patens came to New York at about the same time. The maternal grandfather of Mr. Weatherwax was born in New York city, then known as New Amsterdam. His wife was a De Voo. The grandfather of Mr. Weatherwax spent most of his days in Kinderhook and finally went to Schenectady county and died at a place once known as Brook's Tavern. The father of Mr. Weatherwax now lives in Schenectady. He is a truck maker but is now retired. Mr. Weatherwax was reared and educated in Schenectady. He worked in a foundry as a moulder for Clut Bros. and that has been his business. In 1876 he came to Greenbush and has since lived on Riverside avenue. He is now working in Townsend's foundry of Albany. He was at one time a member of the I. O. O. F., and is now a member of the Iron Moulders' Union. His wife was Aloma Lape of Rensselaer county, and daughter of William Lape, a contractor of Greenbush. To Mr. and Mrs. Weatherwax were born three children: John, Jessie, and William. John was educated in Greenbush and is now in the grocery business in East Greenbush. He is in partnership with Harry J. Robinson, the firm known as Weatherwax & Robinson.

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


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