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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
George A. Clyde

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[This information is from Vol. III, p. 476 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 Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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George A. Clyde of Rome, Oneida county, New York, is among the early manufacturers of electrical wire of the Mohawk Valley section of New York, and is now one of the executive chiefs of the industry in his community. He was born in Middlefield Center, New York, in 1869, the son of Joseph L. and Ann (Manktelow) Clyde, the father a native of New York state and the mother a native of England. Mr. Clyde's paternal great-grandfather, Colonel Samuel Clyde, was one of the earliest settlers in the Mohawk valley, and held many commissions in different armies. He was adjutant under General Herkimer at the battle of Oriskany, and also served as a captain under General Abercrombie, of the English service, and was a friend of Governor Clinton.

George A. Clyde obtained his early education in the public schools of Westmoreland and began his business career as a clerk in Rome. In 1898 he started in the wire business under the style of the Electric Wire Works, conducted the business successfully until 1905, and then sold it out and organized the Rome Electric Company, of which he is today secretary and treasurer. The products of the company were used extensively by other manufacturers during the World war, a period during which Mr. Clyde was chairman for the Red Cross of the western half of Oneida county, and a member of the committee of public welfare. He takes an active interest in the civic and financial enterprises of Rome, has been a member of the city school board, a director in the Rome Trust Company and a trustee of the Rome Savings Bank.

Mr. Clyde was married in 1898 in Stamford, Connecticut, to Miss Margaret Myers, and the three children born to them are: George A., Jr., Frances and Margaret. In politics Mr. Clyde is a republican, and in religion a member of the Presbyterian church. Fraternally he is affiliated with the Masonic order, and he also is a member of the Rotary Club, the Rome Chamber of Commerce, the Teugega Country Club and the Rome Club.

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