Biography of George M. Crippen
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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Crippen, George M., was born at Glens Falls, November 1, 1854, and was educated in the public schools of his native place and while yet a boy entered the general store of Coolidge, Lee. & Co. of Glens Falls, as an errand boy. From this position he gradually rose to be chief clerk in the dry goods department, and after seven years with this firm resigned his position in 1874 and came to Saratoga Springs in 1875, where he opened a dry goods and carpet business. This enterprise he conducted for twenty years with the success which has characterized everything to which he has put his hand, and finally disposed of it to establish the manufacturing house known as The Crippen-Russell Co., manufacturers of ladies' wrappers and house dresses. This company was dissolved in the spring of 1898 by the retirement of Mr. Russell through ill health, since which time the firm has been Crippen, Reid & Coon. In a public way Mr. Crippen has evinced much interest in Saratoga Springs; he has been treasurer of the village board of trade and served six years as a member of the board of education. In October, 1879, Mr. Crippen married Kate M. Baker, daughter of Benjamin Baker of Greenwood, Ill., and they have four children living: Laurence A., Mildred, Harley and Gertrude.


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