Biography of C. S. Closson
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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C. S. CLOSSON.

C. S. CLOSSON, was born in Greenwich, N. Y., July 4, 1859. His advantages for schooling were limited .and came from that most important educational factor, the common schools. The family removed to Schuylerville, when Mr. Closson was nine years old, and while he assisted his father, James Closson, who was a carpenter, found employment in the mills at Victory and continued there for upwards of twenty years. He was for some time employed by the Walter A. Wood Harvester Co. of Hoosick Falls and later as foreman of a cotton mill at Norwich, Conn., after which worked as a machinist for N. F. & John Barry in Rockford City, Ill., for about two years. In August, 1888, Mr. Closson was elected one of tje trustees of the Saratoga Monument Association, and when the monument was struck by lightning in 1887, and again in 1890, he received the contract for repairing the same, which was executed in a most satisfactory manner; subsequently he was instructed to put in the bas reliefs and to place in the niches the statuary of the generals of the Revolutionary war, viz., Gates, Schuyler and Morgan; and the, terra cotta work surmounting the same.

Seven years ago Mr. Closson established himself in business in the line of upholstering and undertaking and in the latter enjoys a wide field of patronage. Besides his natural abilities to engage in a business demanding peculiar fitness, naturally, as well as thorough equipment with which to take charge of and conduct in the most becoming manner the care of those deceased, he is a thorough and skillful embalmer, and is a graduate of the United States College of Embalming at New York. He keeps three hearses and can at all times furnish an outfit equal to that of large cities. Mr. Closson enjoys a large trade in furniture and upholstering, and has lately added a bicycle shop where he does general repairs to bicycles, &c.

In 1878 Mr. Closson married Anna, daughter of William P. Ostrander of Schuylerville, and they had four children, two now living: Daisy and Orley, both residing at home. In politics Mr. Closson is a Republican and has been poormaster of the town of Saratoga, having been elected in 1895 for three years. He is a member of Schuyler Lodge No. 676, F. & A. M., Rising Sun Chapter No. 131, R. A. M., Crystal Council No. 37, R. & S. M., and Washington Commandery No. 33 of Saratoga Springs, and the Knights of the Mystic Shrine of Troy.


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