Biography of Robert J. Wiley
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Wiley, Robert J., was born in Ireland in 1852. He came to this country with his mother, Jane (Graham) Wiley, in 1861, and settled in Washington county, N. Y., where he attended the district school; later he moved to Rutland, where he worked in a marble cutting establishment one year when he came to Troy and in 1875 went to work for Lee & Prendergast as a teamster and one year later purchased Mr. Prendergast's interest in the concern, and after the death of Mr. Lee in 1884 he bought out the heirs and has since carried on the business of general teaming. He belongs to Apollo Lodge F. & A. M., Apollo Chapter, and Bloss Council, and is also a prominent Odd Fellow, being a member of Rensselaer Lodge No. 53, Nesbot Encampment N. 110, and Canton Leon No. 8. He is a member of Premier Lodge K. of P. He married, December 20, 1882, Mary E. Patton, of Troy, N. Y.

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


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