Biography of G. P. Tait
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Tait, G. P., Gouverneur, was born in Rossie, March 9, 1839, and has been in the dry goods business since seventeen years of age. In 1858 he came to Gouverneur, and now has one of the largest establishments of the place. In 1864 be married Lucretia Barnes, and they had three children: Mrs. J. O. Sheldon of Gouverneur, Mildred and E. D. Tait, who has been a partner with his father since 1890. His first wife died in 1887, and in 1889 Mr. Tait married Helen Mosher. He is a member.of the Presbyterian church, and one of the leading men of Gouverneur. He enlisted in July, 1862, in Co. B, 142d Regiment, N. Y. Vol., was elected first lieutenant and served with the company until he was taken with a severe attack of inflammatory rheumatism which compelled him to resign his commission.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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