404. WILLIAM9 ALMY (Arnold Thomas8, John7, Christopher6, John5, William4, Christopher3-2, William1),b. Broome, NY, 8 Oct 1848; d. Middleburg, NY, Mar 1931.
He m. ELNORA SCUTT, d. Jul 1930; dau of Martin and Harriet (Ripenburgh) Scutt.
|i||GEORGE CARLTON10, b. 1878; d. 1891.|
|548||ii||MARTIN, b. Central Bridge, NY, 10 Nov 1884; d. Cooperstown, NY, 13 Mar 1980, buried Middleburg Cemetary; m. NINA FRANCES SHENFIELT, d. 1964.|
The 1900 Federal census of Broome, Schoharie County, NY, shows the following household. William Almy 30, retail grocer, b. NY; Elnora 26, wife, b. NY; and Carlton 2, son, b. NY.
Before 1900, William Almy purchased the Rockefeller Sash and Blind Company in Middleburgh. The company was located in a two story building; the top floor was used in the making of blinds, ten pins for bowling, rake and broom handles, and all different sizes and shapes of moldings. The first floor housed the table saws, joiners, shapers, planers, sanders, and other heavy equipment. They had an 18 inch drive belt that ran the entire length of the plant which was powered from a huge boiler fired by use of the saw dust and slabs from the saw mill operation. Also in the building was a cider mill that pressed cider not only for all the local people for miles around, but also for a vinegar plant in the town of Schoharie five miles away. The mill was also used to grind all types of feed. This factory built most of the town of Old Middleburgh, New York.
REFERENCES: FAMILY RECORDS; FEDERAL CENSUS.