Biography of Winslow Brothers
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Winslow Bros. - William James Winslow was born in Argyle, Washington county, in 1825. His education was obtained in the public schools; in his early life he was a carpenter and in 1851 he came to Schaghticoke village and carried on the clothing trade and also the grocery business in connection with it. March 23, 1852, he married Mary J. Thompson of this village; seven children were born to them: Estella, Margaret J., Ella A., Edward M., Charlotte, Albert and Mabel. The four children who survive reside at home. Mrs. Winslow's father, Robert Thompson, was born in the North of Ireland about the year 1803. He was educated there and came to the United States when a young man, and located in this village. He married Sarah Irvin of Schaghticoke. They had six children: John, James, Mary J , Ruth A., Robert and Sarah C. Mr. Thompson died January 7, 1851, and Mr. William James Winslow died February 26, 1894, and his wife survives at this date, 1896. The sons, Edward M. and Albert, succeeded him in the grocery business. Mr. Winslow was a member of the Victor lodge No. 680, F and A. M., and was a village officer when he died. He was also overseer of the poor of the town of Schaghticoke for fourteen years. Edward M. is treasurer and assistant secretary of the Presbyterian Sunday school.

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


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