Biography of Merton W. Kitts


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Kitts, Merton W., was born in Antwerp, September 20, 1865, a son of B. Frank and Lucinda (Van Hoosen) Kitts. B. Frank was born in Lowville, and came to Antwerp when six years old with his parents. He was four years in California, going there in 1851. He has made his own property and has 300 acres of land in Antwerp and a dairy of thirty-five cows. He is a Republican in politics and a member of the Grange He and his wife have had four children: Eugene, Hattie Merton W., and Earl. Merton W. was reared and educated in Spragueville, and Gouverneur Academy. He is a carpenter by trade and in 1892 bought the farm he owns of 179 acres and keeps about thirty cows. He is a member of Antwerp Lodge No. 226, F. & A. M., and of the Odd Fellows and of the Grange. He spent two years in Park City, Utah, as contractor and builder. In 1892 he married Frankie Bacon, daughter of L. A. Bacon of Antwerp, and they have one son, Earl B., born April 15, 1895.

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