Biography of William Y. Henry
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Henry, William Y., Potsdam, was born in Randolph, November 19, 1831. Hiram H., father of our subject was a native of Vermont and a cabinet maker by trade. Of his three children, William was the only son. The latter was educated in the common school, and after leaving school he went to Madrid, St. Lawrence county, where for four or five years he was engaged as clerk in a general store. He was engaged in trade in different places a number of years. Returning to Madrid he afterward became station agent, was then passenger train conductor, and also conducted a store in Madrid for a few years. In 1863 he entered the government employ, stationed at Alexandria, Va. In 1866 he came to Potsdam, where in March of that year he entered the employ of the National Bank of Potsdam, as bookkeeper, where he has ever since been engaged, nowv filling the position of both teller and bookkeeper. He is also vice president of the Potsdam Electric Light Company. Mr. Henry married in 1854, Hattie J. Dayton of Madrid, who died in 1870. They had two children: Fred D., who died December 25, 1872, in his sixteenth year; and Jessie M., wife of Dr. F. L. Dewey of Potsdam State Normal School. Mr. Henry married in 1871, Jane Huntington of St. Albans, Vt., and they have one son, Alfred Huntington, born May 23, 1873.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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