Calvin Ira Lacey

From The Capital Region of New York State, Crossroads of Empire, 1942
Francis P. Kimball


Transcribed by Arlene Goodwin


Succeeding his father in the Ford agency at Catskill, Calvin Ira Lacy has operated this enterprise successfully, on a complete sales and service basic covering Greene County, during the past nine years.

He was born at Freehold, Greene County, on December 23, 1909, son of Roscoe C. and Mabel (Hunt) Lacy, both of Freehold. His father, a merchant at Freehold and later an automobile dealer in Catskill, died in 1931. His mother is still living.

Calvin L. Lacy received his preliminary education in the Freehold district school, later attending Catskill High School, Keystone Academy at Factoryville, Pennsylvania, and Colgate University. In 1930 he joined his father, who was then operating the Ford agency in the automobile business at Catskill, and worked in all the various parts of the business.  After only a little more than a year, his father died and Mr. Lacy took over the agency, which he has since operated under the name of R. C. Lacy Estate.  He handles the Ford, Mercury and Lincoln Zephyr cars and the Ford tractors and averages about two hundred cars annually in his sales figures. His sales and service territory includes all of Greene County.

Mr. Lacy, who makes his home in Freehold, is a Republican in politics and a trustee of the Free Christian Church at Freehold.  He is a member of the Catskill Chamber of Commerce. His success in the operation of his agency has made him well known among the younger business men of the county. 

On August 1, 1935, Calvin I. Lacy married Dorothy Simpson, of East Durham, New York, daughter of William Simpson. They are the parents of two children: Roscoe C. and Gail Christine.


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