Biography of Joseph B. Wilkinson, Jr.
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Wilkinson, jr., Joseph B., was born in Troy, N.Y., September 8, 1847. His father, Joseph B. Wilkinson was born in Scituate, R. I., October 17, 1817. He took an active part in what is known as Dorr's Rebellion in 1840. He came to Troy in 1842 and opened a clothing store at 169 River street, taking his brother as a partner. Eight years afterwards he opened an establishment in New York and remained there until the death of his brother, when he returned to Troy and again took charge of the business. He died January 22, 1890. Joseph B., Jr., received a common school and academic education. He was admitted to the bar in Albany in 1870 and practiced about a year in Troy. He was elected alderman in 1872, and was in the chamberlain's office two years. Since 1879 he has been in the fire insurance business, and is connected with the State Board of Underwriters. He has been a member of the fire department since 1865, and also of the Troy Citizens Corps. He is a member of Apollo Lodge, Chapter and Commandery, and of the Oriental Temple, Mystic Shrine. He was married in 1874 to Ella S. Crane. He has four children.

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


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