Biography of Isaac Densmore
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

T-Saratoga County, New York Wills, 1796-1805

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Densmore, Isaac, was born in Corinth, March 30, 1865, a son of R. H. and Amy J. (Carpenter) Densmore, she a native of Saratoga county and daughter of Isaac Carpenter. R. H. Densmore was born in Warren county and came to Greenfield with his parents when a mere child. He has followed undertaking and manufacturing furniture for about thirty-five years, first at South Corinth and in 1892 came to Corinth. In August, 1896, he retired from business and his son Isaac succeeded him. Mr. Densmore was a soldier in the late war, enlisting in 1861, and was wounded in the first engagement, when he was honorably discharged. He is a Republican in politics and was one of the county appraisers when trying to equalize taxes in the State. Isaac Densmore was educated in the common schools and Troy Business College, from which he was graduated in 1883. He left home at fifteen years of age and began as clerk at South Corinth for H. B. Cady, and attended school at the same time. He was clerk there for about four years and then engaged in the mercantile business at North Greenfield and was made postmaster at that place when twenty-one years of age. He came to Corinth in 1896, bought out his father's business and has the largest business of the kind in the village and is the only undertaker. In 1885 he married Alice S. Taylor and they have one son, James H. In politics he is a Republican and was appointed town clerk in 1895 and re-elected in 1898. He is a member of St. John's Lodge No. 22, F. & A. M., St. John's Chapter No. 103, R. A. M. and of Tent No. 275. of Corinth, N. Y.


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