Biography of W. C. J. Doolittle
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W. C. J. DOOLITTLE.
W. C. J. Doolittle, a representative and successful citizen of Utica, has for the past five years served as president of the Utica Heater Company, an extensive manufacturing enterprise. He is numbered among the worthy native sons of this city, his birth having here occurred in 1879. His father, Hon. Charles A. Doolittle, was born in Utica, on the 22d of September, 1849, and was graduated with the degree of bachelor of arts from Amherst College in 1872. In 1875, after reading law in Utica with Adams & Swan, he won the degree of bachelor of laws from Hamilton College. He was admitted to the bar at Syracuse, in 1875, and began practice as a member of the firm of Adams, Swan & Doolittle. He was appointed United States commissioner of jurors by Judge Blatchford, served as mayor of Utica in 1883 and 1884 and as a director in the Oneida County Bank and an original director of the American District Telegraph Company of Utica, now the Central Telephone Company. He was a vestryman of St. Paul's church, Utica, and is a charter member of the Fort Schuyler Club.

W. C. J. Doolittle supplemented his preliminary education by a course of study in Ridley College, from which institution he was graduated in 1898. His first business connection was that of assistant treasurer of the Hart & Crouse Company, while a few years later he became treasurer of the New York Radiator Company. In 1906 he became president of the Utica Heater Company, which was organized in 1900 for the manufacture of all kinds of plants for heating purposes. The officers of the concern are as follows: W. C. J. Doolittle, president; Edward Norris, treasurer; C. E. Hodges, vice president; and J. W. Lynch, secretary.

In 1901, at Utica, Mr. Doolittle wedded Miss Amelia Lowery, a daughter of James L. Lowery. Their union has been blessed with five children, namely: W. C. J., Jr., John Q. A., Julia T. S., Mary Adams and Marklove Lowery.

Mr. Doolittle has resided in Utica from his birth to the present time and has gained an extensive circle of friends here, his genuine personal worth commending him to the confidence and esteem of all with whom he has come in contact.

From:
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
Chicago 1912


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