Biography of Arthur M. Wight
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Wight, Arthur M., was born in Troy, April 20, 1860. His father, William W. Wight, was one of the pioneer collar manufacturers and came to Troy about 1832 and was at one time clerk of the Board of Canal Commissioners; he died in 1868; his mother, Lydia P. (Van Auken) Wight, died in 1893. Arthur received his education in the public schools and for several years was bookkeeper in the office of a knitting mill on Ida Hill, and in 1884 became one of the proprietors of the Trojan Button Fastener Company, of which he is secretary and treasurer. He became member of the Trojan Hook & Ladder Co. in January, 1880, and has held the office of president, vice president, and in 1864 was elected captain of that company, which office he fills at present. He married in 1886 Miss Hattie Slocum of Schaghticoke. She was the daughter of the late Chauncey B. Slocum who was at one time a member of assembly.

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


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