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Biography of Gilbert T. Aldridge

(II) Gilbert T., son of Gilbert Aldridge, was born at Victor, New York, March 4, 1819. He learned the trade of blacksmith and followed it many years. He had an iron foundry and manufactured wagons in the town of Victor. He cast the first iron beam plows used in Victor, manufacturing being his principal business for a short time. He and his wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal church, of which he was a steward, trustee, and superintendent of the Sunday school for thirty years. He was always an active worker in the church and a man of exemplary character. He died July 16, 1899. He married (first) Nancy Cline, born in 1825, at Victor, died April 7, 1855. He married (second), February, 1860, Julia (Allen) Maples, born in 1828, married (first) in 1851, Dr. Charles Henry Maples who was born in Connecticut, in 1825, a physician at Hartford, Connecticut, died aged twenty-seven years. Children of Gilbert T. Aldridge by his first wife: Albert C., born March 13. 1849, mentioned elsewhere; Angeline, born June in, 1851, married George 1. Bumpus, living in Victor, a farmer; child, died in infancy. Child of the second wife: Arthur Gilbert, November 24, 1861 mentioned elsewhere.

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