Biography of Ferdinand Height
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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Height, Ferdinand, was born at Bailston Spa, September 21, 1832, a son of Daniel and Mary Ann (McKenzie) Height He learned the printer's trade, which he fol. lowed from September 13, 1845, to July 4, 1850, when he lost an arm. After spending a short time as clerk in New York. he embarked in the news business in 1853, which he continued until 1858. In 1862 he was village clerk and was alsb town clerk part of a term. He subsequently spent fourteen months as paymaster's clerk in the navy, when he returned to Saratoga and derked for five years. In 1875 he engaged in the laundry business which he still continues. Mr. Height is a member of the Firemen's Benefit Association. In addition to his regular laundry business Mr. Height is agent for the W. R. Lee Dye Works, No. 51 State street, Troy, N. Y.


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