One of the successful native sons of New Hartford is James Robert Auld, who for twenty three years has
been engaged in horticulture and market gardening. His birth occurred on the 27th of March, 1860, and he is a son
of James and Mary Ann (Fisher) Auld.
James Robert Auld has spent practically the entire period of his life in New Hartford, in the public schools of
which he obtained his early education, following which he entered the Whitestown Seminary with which institution
he was identified until 1880. After the completion of his education he returned to the family homestead, in the
cultivation of which he engaged for eight years, having decided that he preferred agricultural to commercial or
professional pursuits. At the expiration of that period he removed to the place where he continues to reside, engaging
in raising flowers and vegetables for the market. He has met with gratifying success in his venture, which has
proven to be most lucrative.
In New Hartford on the 27th of November, 1888, Mr. Auld was united in marriage to Miss Agnes Service, also a native
of this village and a daughter of Robert and Mary (Nicholson) Service. Two children, a son and a daughter, have
been born to this union: Robert James and Mary Louise.
The religious faith of the family is manifested through their membership in the First Baptist church of New Hartford,
in which denomination they take an earnest and active interest, and of which Mr. Auld is one of the trustees. His
fraternal relations are confined to his membership in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Modern Woodmen
of America. In politics a republican, Mr. Auld accords his support to the men and measures of that party. A public
spirited citizen he always takes an active and helpful interest in all municipal affairs, and is just now a member
of the school board. Both Mr. Auld and his family are well known and highly regarded in the community where they
reside and where the families have been known for several generations.
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Oneida County, NY
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