Biography of John C. Duncan
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 Springs, New York Directories, 1888-92

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Duncan, John C., was born in Greenville, Conn., January 23, 1859. In 1864 his parents moved to Buckland, Conn., and in 1867 to Poquonock, Conn. He was educated in the public schools, at Mount Pleasant Institute at Amherst, Mass., and at Eastman's Commercial College at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and has always been a paper manufacturer. May 15, 1886, he became the superintendent of the Hudson River Water Power and Paper Co. In 1895 its corporate name was changed to the Duncan Co. of Mechanicville, N. Y., and he is now superintendent and manager of the concern. October 29, 1890, he married Anor Collamer of Ballston, and they have one son, John C., jr. Mr. Duncan's father, Thomas Duncan, was born in Scotland in 1833, educated there and came to the United States in 1851, locating in Greenville, Conn. He has always been a paper manufacturer. He has married twice, first to Grace Leslie Yule of Scotland, and they had five children: Thomas E., Elizabeth, John C. (as above), Agnes M. and Grace L. Mr. Duncan is treasurer of the Duncan Co. and stands at the head of it and now resides in New York city. John C. is prominent in Masonic circles and was a promoter of and member of On-da-wa Lodge No. 820, of Mechanicville, F. & A. M.; Capital City Chapter No. 242, R. A. M., of Albany, N. Y.; Saratoga Springs Cryptic Council; of Washington Commandery of Saratoga Springs No. 33, K. T.; Oriental Temple of Troy, A. A. 0. N. M. S.; Albany Sovereign Consistory of Albany, N. Y., thirty-second degree; and in his political choice is a staunch Republican. He is vice-president of the Manufacturers' National Bank of Mechanicville.


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