Biography of Arthur Gilbert Aldridge
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(III) Arthur Gilbert, son of Gilbert T. Aldridge, was born November 24, 1861. He received his early education in the public schools of Victor and Lima, New York. During his boyhood he worked on his father’s farm, and at the age of nineteen took charge of the homestead. When his father. died he bought the shares of the other heirs and became the owner of the homestead. He now (1910) owns one hundred and twenty acres of land in Victor. In 1891 he made a specialty of raising seedpotatoes in a small way, and from year to year has increased his business until it has reached large proportions. He finds a demand for his potatoes in all parts of the United States and Canada and in various other countries. He conducts the business exclusively as a mail order business and sells direct to the farmers. In politics he is a Republican. He and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal church of Victor. He is interested in municipal affairs and has served the town three years as assessor.
He married, December 22, 1887, Sarah Catherine Briggs, born January 17, 1861, daughter of Ichabod White and Sarah Catherine (Case) Briggs. Her father was born March 24, 1809, and died in August, 1892: he resided in the town of Macedon, where he followed farming many years and was the originator of the magazine club idea; was for many years postmaster of West Macedon. Sarah Catherine Case was born March 12, 1821, died September 21, 1901. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Briggs: Albert Hawks Briggs, born in 1841, resides at Macedon: Charlotte Miller Briggs, born in 1843, married 1. A. McLeod, resides in Macedon; Mary Jane Briggs, born in 1845, married E. G. Allen; Jeremiah B., lives in Macedon; Dr. Charles Menzies Briggs, a practicing physician at Fairport, New York, born in 1855, and Sarah Catherine, mentioned above. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Aldridge: 1. Terry Briggs, born October 13, 1888, graduate of Victor high school and the East high school of Rochester, New York. 2. LeRoy Edward, born June 2, 1890, educated in the Victor high school, the Rochester Business Institute and at Cornell University in which he took a special course; now (1910) engaged in farming. 3. Ellery Gilbert, born December 8, 1892. 4. Arthur McKinley, March 8, 1896. 5. Leslie J. (twin), born July 16, 1897. 6. Lucile K., twin of Leslie J., died August 28, 1897. 7. Charlotte Mary, born December 18, 1902.