Biography of Alexander M. Robertson
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Robertson, Alexander M., Colton, was born in Louisville, this county, June 22, 1838. His parents, Alexander and Jane (Martin) Robertson, were Scotch, though the latter was a resident of the north of Ireland, and came to Canada when young. Here they were married, and later moved to St. Lawrence county where they lived a number of years. Mr. Robertson, sr., died in Canada August 12, 1887, and his wife September 1, 1892. Alexander M. came to Colton in 1863 and there learned the cabinet maker's trade, which oocupation he followed till 1870. Subsequently he worked as a carpenter eight years, and for four years occupied the position of clerk and bookkeeper for the St. Lawrence Tanning Co., then three years at carpentry. In 1885 he built for H. J. Goodwin the veneer mill which is now owned by S. D. Goodwin, and took charge of the finishing department till 1889, since which he has been manager until January 1, 1894, when he became a partner with a half interest in the business. Mr. Robertson was a Republican, but has been a Prohibitionist since 1884, and has been collector of Colton three years. He is a member of the First M. E. church of Colton, and a member of High Falls Lodge No. 428, F. & A. M. March 10, 1869, he married Jennie Foster, and they have two children: Nennie I., the elder, is a graduate of St. Lawrence University, and is the wife of Rev. E. G. Mason, pastor of the First Universalist church at Oakland, Me., and Hattie E. the younger is now a student at the St. Lawrence University.

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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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