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