Biography of Charles E. Oathout

Oathout, Charles E., a resident business man of the town of Bergen. N. Y., is a native of the town of Riga, Monroe county, N. Y., and was born December 3, 1844, a son of Niles and Julia Ann (Stewart) Oathout. He was educated in the common schools and the Riga Academy, and his practical education he received in his father's store, under the tutorage of that parent. After the death of his father he succeeded to the business. In 1883 he moved to the village of Bergen, an4 in January, 1884, engaged in the hardware business, and with his practical experience, modern ideas and hustling abilities, established one of the best trades in that line in the county. In 1886 he sold one-half interest in the business to H. L. Gage. They erected a large modern two story brick store and continued there until November 1, 1892, when they rented their store and for eighteen months following were engaged in the manufacture of sensitized paper for photography. In 1897 Mr. Oathout removed to a farm near North Bergen. Mr. Oathout married Laura A. Parnell; they have one son, Elliott.

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