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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Albert Marsden Kershaw

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[This information is from Vol. III, p. 637 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 Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Albert Marsden Kershaw, whose life of untiring effort has been rewarded with well-merited success, is widely known as proprietor of the New Hartford Creamery, an up-to-date establishment embodying all the modern equipments which facilitate the handling of a business of this character. He was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on the 26th of December, 1883, his parents being John and Alice (Bolton) Kershaw, the latter a representative of a respected old family of Oneida county, New York. The father, who came to this country from England in boyhood, established his home in Oneida county, this state. Albert Marsden Kershaw obtained his education in the public schools of New Hartford, Oneida county, and also pursued a course of study in a business college. He worked in knitting mills for a time but upon attaining his majority purchased a farm outside of New Hartford, which he conducted very successfully for a number of years. It was in 1909 that he turned his attention to his present line of business, buying the creamery of Edward Pierce. Prosperity attended his undertakings and he developed the enterprise to large proportions. As proprietor of what is known as the New Hartford Creamery he is conducting an establishment which is modern in every particular, his equipment including ice machines, clarifiers and separators and in fact, all of the latest improvements for the efficient and sanitary handling of the product. Industry has been the key which has unlocked for Mr. Kershaw the portals of success and his life record is one in which marked business ability and the recognition and utilization of opportunity are well balanced forces.

On the 30th of October, 1908, Mr. Kershaw was united in marriage to Miss Bessie Eberlee, daughter of Ernest and Susan Eberlee of Utica. Mr. and Mrs. Kershaw are the parents of three children: Dorothy Alice, who was born on August 27, 1909; Mary Louise, who was born in 1911; and Alice Bolton. Mr. Kershaw gives his political support to the republican party, while his religious faith is indicated by his membership in St. Stephen's Episcopal church. Fraternally he is identified with the Masonic order, belonging to Amicable Lodge No. 664, A. F. & A. M. He stands for all those things which count for most in community upbuilding and has never lost sight of the high principles which should govern man in his varied relations of life.

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