Alvin T. Hoag
Alvin T. Hoag

Information on this page is from Landmarks of Rensselaer County, by George Baker Anderson (Syracuse, NY: D. Mason & Co, 1897), Part 3, "Biographical Sketches", page 15. Many thanks to John Hills of Portland, Oregon for typing it and submitting it to this website.

HOAG, ALVIN T., born on the farm he now owns in Pittstown, July 4, 1847, is a son of Thomas Hoag. Alvin T. was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools and at Fort Edward Institute. He follows farming and owns the homestead of his father containing 230 acres, to which he has added 195 acres of land. He is making a specialty of dairying. He was assessor one year (appointed). He has also been highway commissioner, inspector of elections about six years and trustee of his district for over twenty years. He is a member of Victor Lodge No 680, F&AM, and has held most of the offices in the lodge.

He was married September 8, 1869 to Arzelia Akin, daughter of Humphrey Akin. Mr and Mrs Hoag have four sons: Thomas A., Howard W., Merritt C., and George A. Howard W. married Nellie Francisco of Tamhannock, [Rensselaer County] NY. They have one daughter, Mildred.

Mr. Hoag has been agent for the Pittstown Fire Insurance Co., the largest insurance company of any one town in the State of New York.

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