Biography of Horatio N. Waits
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Waits, Horatio N., was born on his father's farm in Orleans township in 1853, He obtained his education in the public schools of the neighborhood, working on the farm in summer and attending school during the winter months. He remained at home until he was twenty-three, when he engaged in the vocation of selling windmills, pumps and agricultural implements. continuing the business ten years. About this time the pulp and paper making industries offered inducements to steady men who could by gaining a thorough knowledge of these growing industries find ample room for advancement. He accordingly entered the mill of the Dexter Sulphite Co. where he remained for three and a half years, and then engaged with the Frontenac Paper Co. as a day hand, steadily advancing until at the present time he holds the position of general superintendent of the machinery and manufacturing department of the works. In 1878 Mr. Walts married Ida Emerson of Perch River, and they have two children: Earl and Marion C., who reside at home. Mr. Waits is a thoroughly reliable and upright business man, a hard worker, a conscientious and painstaking citizen. He is a member of Dexter Lodge No. 678, I. O. O. F., and Konoskioni Lodge No. 296 of Dexter.

 

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