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Yorkshire, England, near Huddersfield, July
17, 1823, and was a si.x-year-old boy when
brought to this country by his parents.

Our subject spent his boyhood in the city
of Poughkeepsie, and in 1842 was apprenticed
to Lewis F. Streit for two years, after which
he went into partnership with Mr. Streit in
the manufacture of carriages, remaining with
him until the business was discontinued in
1888. Since then Mr. Lockwood has led a re-
tired life. He was married in Poughkeepsie
November i, 1853, to Miss Alvira Mason Jenks,
by whom he had three children: Alma Kate,
who married William Oscar Poole; Ella Paul-
ine; Edgar Streit, who married Miss May E.
Howard, and they have one child — George
Howard, born March 14, 1887. Mr. Lock-
wood is a member of the Veteran Firemen's As-
sociation, and of Niagara Steamer Co. No. 2,
of which latter he has been a member since
1843. In politics he is a Democrat, and in
1 863 was elected alderman from the Sixth ward ;
he also served as Alms House commissioner.

William Lockwood, the father of our sub-
ject, was born in Yorkshire, England, where
he received his early education, and later was
engaged in the manufacture of woolen cloth.
He was married in Yorkshire to Miss Hannah
Hurst, and they had the following children:
Rachel, married to Joseph Eastmead; Sarah,
married to William Kin'ght; George; John, mar-
ried to Margaret Wigg; Henry; Margaret, mar-
ried to Theron Shaw; Jane, married to J. H.
Dakin; and Mary, married to Henry Godfrey
(now deceased). They are all now deceased
except George, Jane and Mar\'. In 1829, the




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