Biography of Harry J. Walter
Broome County, NY Biographies





HARRY J. WALTER, as cashier of the First National Bank of Whitney Point, New York, is daily brought in contact with the prominent business men of that place, and through his efficiency and general business qualities has won a place of esteem and standing. Mr. Walter was born in Whitney Point, June 21, 1868, son of Benjamin F. and Sophia Walter. His father was the owner of an agricultural implement business and also was a prosperous farmer. His son was educated in the public schools, and after graduating from the Whitney Point High School, he entered Homer Academy, and was a member of the class of 1892 at Cornell University. After graduation from college, Mr. Walter was engaged in public school work for nine years, serving for two years each as principal of the high schools of Rushford and Wolcott, New York, and subsequently, for five years, as superintendent of the schools at Waverly, New York. Upon his return to his home town he became one of the organizers of the First National Bank and was elected to his present position of cashier, and since, he has very ably discharged the duties of this position. He is president of the Point Electric Company, Inc., which supplies the electric current for Whitney Point, Lisle and adjacent territories. Mr. Walter is active in all public matters of Whitney Point and serves on different committees, particularly those dealing with financial affairs. He is very public spirited, and a member of several fraternal organizations. Mr. Walter is a member of Masonic Lodge, No. 795, Free and Accepted Masons, of Whitney Point, and is past district deputy grand master of the Twenty eighth District, he is also a member of Green Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, of Green, New York.

Mr. Walter married, at Ithaca, New York, June 27, 1899, Maude M. Miller, daughter of George W. and Sarah C. Miller. The children of this marriage were: 1. Paul M., born at Whitney Point, now resident of Tulsa, Oklahoma. During the World War he entered training at Newport and went to Queenstown, Ireland, as a member of the fleet of Admiral Simms. For a time he was in the London office of Admiral Simms, and when this fleet returned home, was discharged from naval duty; subsequently he enlisted in the Red Cross branch of the military service and served until the end of the war. 2. Charlotte S., graduate of Elmira College, class of 1922, and now engaged in public school teaching. 3. Harry J., Jr. The family attend and aid in the support of the Presbyterian church at Whitney Point.

From:
Binghamton and Broome County
New York
Editor in chief: William Foote Seward
Libarian for the Binghamton Public Libraey
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York and Chicago, 1924


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