People

“Without Walter A. Wood, Hoosick Falls would not have been, as it is today, the most prosperous village in the American Continent.”

Rensselaer County Standard November 1878


Industry and Influence in Hoosick Falls

Joseph Dorr (1760-1833) Early entrepreneur and civic leader

Seth Parsons (1785-1845) Businessman and first Village President

Capt. David Matthews (1747-1811) State Line House and American Revolution

Walter A. Wood (1815-1892) Inventor and businessman

Levi Chandler Ball (1809-1875) Proprietor Phoenix Hotel

Charles A. Cheney (1835-1912) Town Library Benefactor

Warren Montgomery (1866-1940) Early hotel magnate

William F. Carey (1878-1951) Engineer and industrialist

Cleveland Dodge (1922-2007) Founder Dodge Industries

The Miller Family Millers Grocery and museum benefactors

Edith Craig Reynolds (1877-1971) Famed orator and town benefactor

Delmer Runkel (1856-1936) Financier and community activist

Dr. S. A. Skinner (1824-1905) Town physician inventor

Frank Stevens (1864-1941) Co-founder Thompson Paper

William David Thomas (1880-1936) Town pharmacist

Harry Weir (1886-1963) Civic and business leader

Walter A. Wood III (1907-1993) Explorer and geographer


Hoosick Falls Fame

A strange thing is memory, and hope; one looks backward, and the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day.

-Grandma Moses


Nathaniel Shipman The real Natty Bumppo

Henderson Edward Van Surdam (1881-1982) Football player and sports reporter

Anna Mary Moses “Grandma Moses” (1860 – 1961) Folk artist

Seeing Eye’s Dorothy Leib Harrison Wood Eustis

Harriet Hoctor (1905-1977) Famed ballet dancer

Will J. Kennedy (1872-1948) Stage entertainer

See also Recorded Interviews

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