Biography of George Hay
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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Hay, George, was born in Waterford, N. Y., October 11, 1873, educated in the high school of Waterford and has had several methods of supporting himself and mother. For the past five years he has been a newsdealer, dealing and handling the leading journals, magazines and light literature, candy and cigars, with success. He is a hustler and does business on business principles. His father, James Hay, was born in Scotland, February 4, 1835, and came with his parents to the United States at the age of nine years. January 29, 1871, he married Emma Lake, and they had one son, George, as above. Mr. Hay died January 21, 1894; his widow survives at this date, 1898. Mrs. Hay's father, Huelett Lake, was born in Poughkeepsie in 1823, followed the sea as a sailor for twenty years and afterward on the Hudson River for the balance of his working life as mate, captain and pilot. He married Elizabeth Palmer, and they had five children: Emma (as above), Ida, Jennie, Annie and Edward. Mr. George Hay is a member of Clinton Lodge of Waterford, No. 140, F. & A. M., Waterford Chapter No. 169, R. A. M.; the family have been Masons for five generations.


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