Biography of Thomas A. Kelso
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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Kelso, Thomas A., was born in Waterford, Saratoga county, N. Y., April 14, 1850, and educated in the common schools. In early life he was a marble cutter, also a musician and has owned and conducted the Westside Hotel the past thirteen years with success. August 16, 1876, he married Kate E. Brown of Waterford, N. Y., and they had five children: Norma M., Blanche (who died in infancy), Mina (who died at the age of seven years), Joseph C. (who died in infancy), and Leslie E., the oldest and youngest children now living. Mrs. Kelso died May 11, 1896. Mr. Kelso's father, Joseph C., was born near Salem, Washington county, N. Y., March 25, 1818, and came to Ballston, Saratoga county, with his parents at the age of eight years. He was educated in the schools of his day and followed the water and was in and out of Buffalo in 1836; he was also a railroad man and hotel keeper. He married Amy Young of the township of Malta, Saratoga county, and they had four children: one boy died in infancy, Maria M., Truman A. and Norman W. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Kelso are living at this date, 1898. Thomas A. Kelso's grandfather, Joseph Kelso, was born in 1777, and was captain in the war of 1812; his grandfather Young was all through the war also; and his great-grandfather, George Wiggins, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war.


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