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King, F. P., junior member of the well known clothing firm of Snook & King, was born in the town of Orleans, Jefferson county, N. Y., August 17, 1855. His first experience in mercantile life was as a clerk in a country store, and in 1874 he removed to Watertown to accept a clerkship with George Hause, jr., in whose employ he remained for four years. At the end of this time he entered the service of Frank C. Fox, where he remained for a period of nine years. March 20, 1890, the firm of Snook & King was organized and is to-day the largest dealers in hats and custom made clothing in the city. They make their own garments and a force of from twenty to thirty skilled workmen are employed to meet the demands of their patrons. Mr. King is a member of the I. O. O. F., Royal Arcanum and the Citizens' Club.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898