Biography of Edward H. Strang
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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EDWARD H. STRANG.

EDWARD H. STRANG, was born in the township of Stillwater, April 26, 1847, and educated in the district schools and Fort Edward Institute. Many years of his life were devoted to farming. In 1886 he came to Mechanicville and was associated with W. B. Neilson in the knit goods business for six years, when he sold his interest to Mr. Neilson and in 18.92 organized a joint stock company under the corporate name of the Mechanicville Knitting Co.; Mr. Strang is its president, also one of the directors of the Manufacturers National Bank of Mechanicville, N. Y., and was president of the village one year.

December 22, 1868, he married Francelia Perkins of Ketchum Corners, and they have two children: Arthur L. and I. Blanche. Arthur L. is superintendent of one of the departments in the factory and married Laura Callanan of Mechanicville. I. Blanche married Fred S. Clute of this place.

Mr. Strang's father, Ira Strang, was born in the township of Stillwater, in 1811, was well educated and was a practicing physician; he married Anna J. Hunt, daughter of Edward Hunt, of his native place, and three children were born to them: Edward H. (as above), Drayton and J. Reid; the last named is a practicing physician in the township of Clifton Park. Dr. Ira Strang died in 1891 and his widow in 1894. Mr. Strang's paternal grandfather was born in Stillwater in 1785 and his maternal grandfather was born in the same place in 1781, and was a soldier in the war of 1812. The Strangs came to Saratoga county from Dutchess at the close of the Revolutionary war, locating in .Stillwater. His great-grandfather, Thomas Hunt, was, a lieutenant in the Second Infantry Regiment of New York and participated in the battle of Bemis Heights; he married a daughter of Ensign Woodruff and bought the farm which is now owned by Edward H. and has been in the family continuously. Mrs. Strang's father, Lewis Perkins, was born in the township of Saratoga, Saratoga county, in 1813, and married Sarah Barber. Mr. Perkins died in 1880, and his widow survives at this date, 1898.

Mr. Strang is a member of the M. E. church of Mechanicville and the chairman of the board of trustees and foremost in all church work. He was active in the organization of the Y. M. C. A.. of Mechanicville and was its first vice-president, and has been its president for the past six years; he is also a member of On-da-wa Lodge No. 820, of Mechanicville, F. & A. M.


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