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Biographical Sketch of Albert C. Aldridge

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(III) Albert C., son of Gilbert T. Aldridge, was born in Victor. March 13, 1849. He attended the public schools of his native town and Brockport, the Collegiate Institute at Brockport, the Rochester Business University, taking special courses in law and laboratory work. For ten years he was engaged in teaching school, two years in the public schools, one year in Canandaigua Academy, and six years in the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary at Lima, New York. In 1884 he was elected school commissioner of the second district of Ontario county, and was reelected from term to term until he had served for a period of twenty-one years. Though he devoted most of his time to the schools, he also conducted his farm during that time. He has held many positions of trust and has had charge of the settlement of many estates. His farm consists of eightyfour acres of excellent land located just north of the village of Victor. In politics he is a Republican, in religion a Methodist, and he has been trustee, steward, and superintendent of the Sunday school of the Victor Methodist Episcopal church for over twenty-five years.

He married, June 16, 1880, Amelia Boughton, born November 23, 1857, daughter of Walter and Caroline (Hart) Boughton, both of whom are deceased. Her father was a farmer in Victor. Children: Caroline J., Gilbert W., Albert H., Harvey C. The three eldest are graduates of the Victor high school. Mr. Aldridge died March 9, 1911.


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