Biography of Byron J. Town
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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Town, Byron J., one of the enterprising and solid man of Saratoga Springs, was born in this village and received a liberal education in the schools of his native place and at North Chili, Monroe county, N. Y. He began the active business of life as a clerk and through his own energy and ability has become a prosperous business man. He was a trusted clerk in the post.office, Saratoga Springs, for a period of ten years, after which he was a clerk for the Thomas & Brown Company for some time, finally becoming a partner in that concern. In 1888 he was elected receiver of taxes for Saratoga Springs for a term of three years, and was again elected in 1894, holding the office in all six years. In the spring of 1898 he accepted the position of bookkeeper in the First National Bank of Saratoga Springs. In all the positions which Mr. Town has held, whether public or private, he has discharged his duties with the strictest fidelity and marked ability and has merited the high esteem and public confidence which he enjoys. In 1878 Mr. Town married Lucy A. Stevens of Windsor, Broome county, N. Y. Their children are Clara, Anna, Howard S., Lillian and Byron J. Town, jr. Mr. Town's parents were F. A. and Emily (James) Town. His great-grandfather, William Town, was a patriot soldier in the Revolutionary war, and along with two brothers saw much active service in the struggle that won American independence. The ever famous battle of Bunker Hill is one of the engagements in which William Town participated. A strong strain of fighting blood has pervaded the family on both sides for generations. Mr. Town's grandfather, on his mother's side was an English soldier, and his brother, William F. Town, of Saratoga Springs, was a member of Company L, Second N. Y. Vols., during the Spanish.American war. Byron J. Town's mother was born in London, England, but came to America when a child. On his father's side the family has been American for upwards of two hundred years, descending from old Puritan stock.


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