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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
William C. Maynard

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[This information is from Vol. III, p. 717 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 Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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William C. Maynard, of the firm of Naylon, Robinson, Maynard & Bates, is a prominent and capable young member of the bar in Schenectady, in which city he has practiced successfully during the past twelve years. He was born in Hartford, Washington county, Nevy York, on the 21st of September, 1885, his parents being Edward and Fanny (Colton) Maynard, who were likewise natives of this state, the former born in Washington county, and the latter in Saratoga county. Edward Maynard, who has been a lifelong resident of Washington county, New York, and who devoted many years to agricultural pursuits with good success, is now living retired in Hartford, at the age of sixty-five. His wife passed away in January, 1909, when fifty-one years of age.

In the acquirement of an education William C. Maynard attended the public schools of his native city, the Troy Conference Academy of Poultney, Vermont, and the Wesleyan University of Middletown, Connecticut. His professional training was received in the Albany Law School, which conferred upon him the degree of LL. B. in 1909. He gained his initial professional experience in two years' practice at Greenwich, Washington county, New York, and on the 1st of January, 1912, came to Schenectady, where he has remained. From 1916 until 1922 he was a member of the firm of Naylon, Robinson & Maynard, now Naylon, Robinson, Maynard & Bates, who are widely recognized as attorneys of ability and broad legal learning and are accorded a most gratifying clientage. He is a member of the Schenectady Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.

On the 12th of October, 1910, Mr. Maynard was united in marriage to Miss May Gilchrist, daughter of Charles and Laura (Foster) Gilchrist, both of whom were born in Hartford, New York. Her father cultivated a farm for a number of years, subsequently devoted his attention to the purchase and shipment of poultry, and still later engaged in the conduct of a meat market. He is now living retired in Schenectady.

Politically Mr. Maynard is a stanch republican, while fraternally he is identified with St. George's Lodge, F. & A. M., and with the Improved Order of Red Men. He also belongs to two Greek letter societies — Delta Tau Delta and Phi Delta Phi, the latter being a law school fraternity. His name is likewise on the membership rolls of the Schenectady Boat Club and the Chamber of Commerce and he is well known and popular in the city of his adoption.

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