William P. Hawley, born in Malone, February 28, 1856, entered the employ of the paper mill in his early youth
as a fireman, and was advanced from grade to grade until he became not only an expert paper maker, but familiar
with every detail of the business. In 1877 he removed to California. where he engaged in mining for a time, and
then returned to making paper for a company in which the late Roswell P. Flower had a large interest. Afterward
he built a number of mills for various companies, and then, organizing a company of his own, built and has since
operated a large mill at Oregon City, Oregon, enlarging it and adding other mills from time to time until now he
turns out a hundred tons of paper per day. The corporation is styled the Hawley Pulp and Paper Co., and Mr. Hawley
is its president. The business has yielded him a fortune. Mr. Hawley is interested largely in a number of flouring
mills also, and some conception of the extensiveness of his operations may be formed from the fact that in 1917
his corporations paid in war taxes over a half million dollars!
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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