Biography of Joseph H. Winslow
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Winslow, Joseph H., was born in Argyle, Washington county, N. Y., January 11, 1836. He was educated in the common schools and Argyle Academy, coming to Troy at the age of sixteen, where he was clerk in a grocery store for six years, then became proprietor of the concern with a capital of $50. In 1868-63 he did a business of $62,000 a year, and continued in this line for thirteen years. He then embarked in the real estate business, which he has since followed, having handled $20,000,000 worth of real estate in twenty seven years. Mr. Winslow has been married twice.; first in 1856 to Lany A. Hayner of the town of Brunswick, by whom he had two children: Edgar W. and Henrietta. Edgar W. is in partnership with his father in the real estate, loan and insurance busines at 13 State Street, the firm name being J. H. Winslow & Co. Mrs. Winslow died in 1868 and November 17, 1870, he married Maria H. Dusenburgh of Brunswick, by whom he had one daughter, Jessie E. Edgar W. married Emma Chism, formerly of Schenectady, by whom he had one daughter, Viola M. Henrietta married Calvin H. Roberts of Troy, and they have one son, Leroy. Jessie E. married Fred L. Wheeler of Lansingburgh, assistant draughtsman in the employ of the Ludlow Valve Works. Mr. Winslow is a member of Trojan Lodge No. 27, I. O. O. F., and trustee of the Ninth Presbyterian church of Troy. The ancestry of the family is English. German and Scotch.

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


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