Biography of Harry Crocker
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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Crocker, Harry, was born in Dorsetshire, England, August 12, 1838, ason of Benjamin and Harriet (Clark) Crocker. He passed his boyhood and youth in London, whither his father removed in 1845. There he was educated and learned the trade of carpenter and joiner, which he pursued until 1870, when he came to America and settled in New York city, remaining there only a year, and then after looking at several places came to Saratoga Springs in 1872 and made it his permanent home. Here he passed six years as foreman for Daniel Main and in 1878 began taking con. tracts on his own account. From the first his superior work and honorable business methods asserted themselves and his trade grew rapidly and for years he has been the leading contractor of Saratoga county. He is also an extensive lumber dealer and has done a great deal in building up the handsomest bmldings and sections of Saratoga Springs. Politically Mr. Crocker is a Democrat and is highly esteemed by his party; he was elected supervisor of the town in the spring of 1896, for a term of two years. He is a member of the Odd Fellows fraternity; the Ancient Order nf United Workmen; a prominent Mason, having passed to the degree of Knight Templar; and as a man is highly popular. In 1867 Mr. Crocker married Eliza Hole of Devonshire, England, and their children are Bertha, Lillian and Mabel.


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