Biography of Charles O. Alton


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Alton, Charles O. was born in Philadelphia, N. Y., August 17, 1870, a son of George Alton. He was reared in the village of Antwerp and educated in Ives Seminary. He worked with his father in the mercantile business until about fourteen years of age, when he worked on a farm for an uncle, C. C. Mason, remaining with him three years and then learned the printer's trade, which he worked at for three years. At the age of twenty he went to Rapid City, S. Dak., and worked at his trade as printer for a short time, then returned to Antwerp and with H. B. Gates engaged in the grocery and meat business, which partnership existed until October 1, 1895. when it was dissolved and he formed a partnership with G. P. Warner. They continued together for one year and since then Mr. Alton has carried on the business alone, having the largest business of its kind in the village of Antwerp. Mr. Alton is a Republican in politics and at present is treasurer of the village. He is a member of Antwerp Lodge, No. 226, F. & A. M.; of Antwerp Lodge, No. 426, I. O. O. F., and of Court Antwerp, No. 578, I. O. F. In February, 1893, he married Jennie Ahles, and they have two children: Earl K. and Corrine.

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