Photo of James P Eaton which appeared in the Schenectady Gazette July 28,1931. Mr. Eaton was appointed general manager of the Schalren Country Club, a club organized by Free Mason's of Schenectady, Albany, and Rensselaer Counties, N.Y. State along the banks of the Mohawk River in the Town of Colonie, N.Y. This club had only a very short existence. I would very much like to speak with any relatives of Mr. Eaton who may still survive to attain additional information about this club. Kevin Franklin, Historian, Town of Colonie, N.Y. at: firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks
Photograph of either Ernest or Leroy Gasner of the Troy Schenectady Road in Colonie, N.Y.
Leroy and wife Alice lived near stop 18 on the Troy Schenectady Road and were listed as "Milkman". Ernest and wife Ann is listed at being at stop 7 near Lansing Lane and is listed as "Milk Dealer." Any information on the family, contact Kevin Franklin, Historian, Town of Colonie, N.Y.
Tintype photo about 1" x 1" square found in a small wooden box in the collection of materials of the late Mervin Higgins of Newtonville, N.Y. Mr. Higgins married into the Brewster family of Newtonville, N.Y. He was originally from Chatham, N.Y. There is no identifying information associated with the photo and Higgins family members are deceased. Possible grandfather of Mervin Higgins? Thanks for any help with this photo. Kevin Franklin, Historian, Town of Colonie, N.Y.
This photo found in a collection of materials related to Newtonville, N.Y., Town of Colonie, Albany County. Store stood along Rt.9 Loudon Road in vicinity of the Newtonville Methodist Church near Maxwell Road. The people in the photo are unidentified, but may be members of the Hodge or Hodges family. Sign on front of store says Hodges without an apostrophe, but the back of the photo it lists Hodge's with an apostrophe. I can not find either name in the tax rolls for that time period, so the building may actually been owned by someone else and rented. Any help identifying this family would be appreciated. Contact Kevin Franklin, Historian, Town of Colonie, N.Y. at email@example.com Thanks