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Hathway, William H., cashier of the National Bank and Loan Company of Watertown, was born at Cape Vincent, N. Y., in 1850, a son of William and Elizabeth Hathway, and grandson of John Hathway, who settled in Watertown in 1804. He was educated in the public schools of Watertown. His first business experience was as a clerk in the employ of Messrs. Murry & Weaver, with whom he remained until 1867, when he entered the Merchants' Bank as clerk and remained there two years. He then entered the Jefferson County National Bank, where he remained fora period often years. At this date he removed to Frankfort, S. D., and in company with Mr. John R. Palmer, opened the James River Bank, where they conducted a general banking business for four years. Mr. Hathway then returned to the East and assisted in the organization of the Citizens' National Bank of Adams, where he was cashier for six years and then removed to Watertown and became treasurer of the Watertown Steam Engine Works, which position he now holds. Upon the death of George H. Sherman, president of the National Bank and Loan Co., Mr. Hathway was elected its cashier and managing officer. Mr. Hathway is a prominent member of the Union Club and one of Watertown's most successful and prosperous citizens.

Our County and it's people
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Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898