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BASSINGER, GEORGE HENDRICK

Born at Springfield, N. Y., Nov. 14, 1835.  Apprenticed in 1852 to learn the watch-making and jewelry trade at Canajoharie.  After five years went to New York City for further instructions. 1857-8 worked at the trade in New Haven, Conn.  Began business at Glens Falls, N. Y., on his own account in 1860, and has continued to the present time.  Mr. Bassinger is proud of the fact that during his long business career he has had the good fortune never to have been sued in a court of justice.  Married Anna Ellis 1870. Made a Mason in 1860, joining Senate Lodge No. 456, F. and A. M.; Knight Templar, Washington Commandery, 1867; noble of the Mystic Shrine, Oriental Temple, 1891.  A lifelong Democrat and respected citizen of Glen Falls.
CORBETT, CORNELIUS

Born Glens Falls, NY., Dec. 23, 1842; son of Cornelius and Nona (Leary) Corbett; educated in the common schools; started his business career as a lumberman; Street Commissioner in 1875; keeper at Dannemora Prison from 1878 to 1887; then in the market business at Glens Falls for about ten years; town Assessor in 1903.  At present retired from active business.
HOGAN, DANIEL J.

Born July 8, 1871.  Graduate of Elmwood Seminary; also Troy Business College 1887.  Enlisted in Company K, 2nd Regiment, N. G. N. Y., Feb. 20, 1889, serving in all grades from private to captain, which position he holds at the present time.  In 1901 started in plumbing and heating business at 25 South Street, where he is at present located.
IRISH, EDWARD F.

Born Oct. 15, 1868, at Keeseville, N. Y. (place was named for ancestors). After common school education, at the extremely young age of thirteen, started in the shoe business and has been continuously employed in that business in the capacity of salesman, manager, buyer for wholesale house and proprietor, in the Cities of Elizabethtown, N. Y., St. Albans, Vt., Troy, Boston and Glens Falls, N. Y.  Recently disposed of the shoe business owned by him on Exchange street to enter the automobile business, and is president of the Glens Falls Automobile Co., located at 74 and 76 Glen Street.
JACKSON, JAMES S.

Born May 22, 1859.  With his father started harness business Oct., 1890. Connected with fire department as volunteer fireman for ten years.  An authority on firemanic events and sports; Little Hose Co. foreman. Member of Exempts and Trl-County Firemen's Associations.  Village Treasurer in 1897.  Bought out B. W. Tearse in 1899.  A member of Glens Falls Lodge 121, Chapter 55. Place of business, No. 18 Exchange St. Has always lived in Glens Falls.
LANSING, ROBERT B.

Born in the Town of Greenwich, Dec. 28, 1873.  Received education at Schuylerville High School.  Bookkeeper for the National Bank of Schuylerv1lle five years.  When the Glens Falls Trust Co. was organized, became associated with it as bookkeeper, and served in that capacity until August, 1901, when he was promoted to teller, which position he fills at the present time.  Residence, 34 Davis St.
LITTLE, MEREDITH B.

Born at Williamstown, Mass., May 4, 1834.  Moved to Cambridge in 1837 and resided with his grandparents on a farm at that place until fourteen years of age, when he accepted a position as clerk in a store.  In 1852, he moved to Glens Falls, where he has since been in the insurance business. He has represented the Glens Falls and the Home Insurance Co. of New York for more than half a century.  For the past twenty-five years: he has believed, taught and practiced the truths of the higher Spiritualistic philosophy, being the founder of, and president to the present time, of the First Psychical Society of this city.  Being a lover of nature, he has for many years cultivated an attractive flower garden, which has been the admiration of all persons in this vicinity, having a love for the beautiful,
PARSONS, CHARLES

Born Glens Falls, N. Y., Feb. 22, 1818.  Conducted a tanning and currier business for many years in this city.  Assessor from 1882 to 1890.  Served one term as Village Trustee. Was a farmer in his early life, residing on lower Warren Street.  Has lived in Warren St., at No. 72, since a few years after his birth, at the corner of Glen and Park Streets.  He is a well-informed, level-headed, respected citizen, who has retained all his faculties to the present time.
PHILLEY, SMITH

Born Aug. 7, 1848, at Sanford, Broome Co., N. Y.  Entered service of Delaware.& Hudson Co. April 4, 1873 as telegraph operator at Bainbridge, N. Y.  Appointed agent at Altamont, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1874.  Came to Glens Falls in the same capacity Jan. 4, 1893, and has been continuously engaged in such capacity since that time.  During his administration of the affairs of the company at this point the growth of business has been larger than at any other station of the same population on the line of the road.
SEAY, JAMES MILLER

Born Aug. 26, 1879, at Wilmington, Fluvanna Co., Virginia.  Received early education at Rivanna Academy, Columbia, Va.  Was connected with the Accounting Department of the Seaboard Air Line Railway, Portsmouth, Va., from Jan. 11 1900, to Sept. 1, 1903, at which time became Assistant to Comptroller of the Hudson River Water Power Co. On May 1, 1906, became Comptroller of the Hudson River Electric Power Co. and subsidiary companies.
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