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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Andrew Arthur Burrows

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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 142-143 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Andrew Arthur Burrows is president and general manager of the Burrows Paper Corporation of Little Falls. Directly after finishing his high school course Mr. Burrows went to work for the Carthage Tissue Mills at Carthage, New York, and between that time and January 1, 1920, when he and his brother took over The Little Falls Paper Company, formerly owned by A. H. Holden, he has been almost continuously engaged in paper manufacturing. His experience covers a wide range of processes in various mills of this state. Born in Mottville, New York, on January 29, 1883, he is a son of the late David Burrows, who passed away in Little Falls on April 19, 1917. David Burrows was a native of Aldershot, England, and came to the Empire state with his wife and three children as a young married man.

Andrew Arthur Burrows spent his boyhood in Mottville, where he was a pupil in the public schools, and attended the high school at Skaneateles. In the spring of 1904 he obtained employment in the Carthage Tissue Mills of Carthage, New York, where he remained for about six months, leaving to take a position with the Champion Paper Company. Thereafter he filled numerous positions of importance with various paper companies until 1920, when in partnership with his brother, Charles, he purchased The Little Falls Paper Company from A. H. Holden and changed the name to the Burrows Paper Corporation, of which he was treasurer and general manager for the first two years. Since then he has been president and general manager of the concern, which is doing an excellent business and ranks high among the manufacturing industries of the city.

On the 5th of June, 1907, at Carthage, New York, Mr. Burrows was married to Miss Mabel L. Rourke, daughter of Daniel F. and Ella A. (Hosford) Rourke, who was born at Natural Bridge, New York, on January 2, 1886. Mr. and Mrs. Burrows have a son, Ralph William, whose birth occurred in Little Falls on the 21st of June, 1920. Mr. Burrows is affiliated with the activities of the Methodist Episcopal church, the Masonic lodge, the local Chamber of Commerce and the Young Men's Christian Association.

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