Biography of Jay O. Ballard
Franklin County, NY Biographies





Jay O. Ballard, born in Mexico, Oswego county, January 8, 1858, began business life in a store, and then became a traveling salesman for a time. He located in Malone in 1887, engagingwith C. C. Whittelsey in the manufacture of clothing, but not successfully. In 1891, however, he resumed the business in partnership with his brother-in-law, Colonel William C. Skinner and has built up a very prosperous establishment, erected a well equipped factory for the manufacture of cloths, employs more than a hundred, hands, and turns out large quantities of garments of various kinds which find, a ready sale. Mr. Ballard is actively and efficiently interested in most matters that touch the town and county's interests, and is liberal both with purse and time in their support. Though without military education or experience, he was drafted at one time because of his sound business judgment and executive ability to be the commandant of Company K. N. G. S. N. Y., and made an excellent record. He is president of the Alice Hyde Hospital Association, and gives to the affairs of the institution much time and thoughtful effort.

From:
Historical Sketches of Franklin County
and its several towns.
By: Frederick J. Seaver Malone, New York.
J. B. Lyon Company, Printers Albany, NY 1918.


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