Biography of P. M. Youlen
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Youlen, P. M., dealer in watches, clocks jewelry, etc., at Hoosick Falls; he has been a citizen of this place only since 1883, but has in those few years gained much personal popularity as well as success in business. He was born in Saxville, Wis., January 6, 1856, the son of Philip E. Voulen, late of Utica. His boyhood years were passed mainly at the farm home at Rupert, Vt., and at Ilion, N. Y. He learned at Utica the technical and mechanical details of the watchmaker's trade, and in 1883 after several years experience engaged in business at the present location on Main street. Mr. Voulen is an expert adjuster of time keepers and makes a specialty of fine and accurate watch work. He married in 1892 Miss Lila M. Wark, of Hoosick Falls. Mr. Youlen is of English and Welsh descent. Mrs. Youlen's father is of Scotch descent, though he was born in the North of Ireland; her mother is of English descent. Mrs. Youlen is one of eleven children. Her people are all devoted church members, mainly Methodists; she has one brother, Rev. William Orr Wark who is pastor of the Congregational church at Saratoga. Mr. and Mrs. Voulen belong to the Protestant Episcopal church.

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


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