Harry Cessford Kinne. - Among the best known citizens of Watertown, New York, is Harry Cessford Kinne, secretary
and sales manager for the Bagley & Sewall Company, manufacturers of paper making machinery. Mr. Kinne has always
taken an active part in municipal affairs and has served as alderman, president and commissioner of the city council.
He was elected a member of the city council in November, 1931. He is a son of Oliver E. and Margaret A. (Cessford)
Kinne, the father a native of Genesee County, N. Y., and a carpenter. He died May 5, 1892. His wife was a native
of Utica, N. Y.
Harry C. Knne was born June 8, 1882, at Camden, N. Y., and was educated in the local grammar and high schools.
He has been connected with the Bagley & Sewall Company of Watertown practically all of his business career,
having started in as an office boy and won many promotions. He is now secretary and sales manager, being elected
in January, 1931. As this concern is one of the largest manufacturers of paper making machinery in the world, Mr.
Knne holds a very responsible position. He is a man who carries responsibilities in such a way as to win the confidence
of others, and in local affairs as well as in business, he has held many posts of trust.
In politics Mr. Knne is a Republican. He has served as alderman for the Third Ward, and was president of the city
council for eight years (1912-1920), and since 1921 he has been a member of the Board of Commissioners. During
the World War he took a leading part in the Liberty Loan drives and other war work. He is a member and secretary
of the Black River Valley Club, a member of the Kiwanis Club, and the Japan Club of New York City, and trustee
of the Young Women's Christian Association, and an active member of Asbury Methodist Church, serving on its official
Mr. Knne married, Nov. 17, 1909, Miss Ruth S. Chambers, of Corry, Pa., the daughter of George F. and Cora (Bissell)
Chambers. Mr. and Mrs. Knne have two children: Ruth Elizabeth, born Oct. 28, 1911, and Harry C., Jr., born June
The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932
Jefferson County, NY
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