Oneida has produced many men and women who have reflected high credit upon the county and have assisted nobly
in advancing the permanent interests of the republic. Many natives of this county are to be found in western and
southern states but others preferred to cast their lot nearer home and amidst familiar scenes to work out their
destiny. Among this number is Frederick H. Hazard, now serving as county judge of Oneida county. He was
born at the town of Marcy, May 19, 1865, and is a son of George C. and Elizabeth (Deck) Hazard. The father was
born at Marcy and the mother in Alsace, France. Grandfather John P. Hazard came from Kingston, Rhode Island, and
settled in Oneida county, New York, at an early day. He was a farmer and became a prominent man in the community,
serving as justice of the peace. The father of our subject is also a farmer and has served as justice of the peace
in the town of Marcy.
Frederick H. Hazard was reared under the genial influences of a happy home and early was made acquainted with the
duties pertaining to agriculture. He received his preliminary education in the rural schools and later became a
student of Whitestown Seminary. In 1886, being then twenty one years of age, he took up the study of law in the
office of Seymour & Weaver, of Utica, and three years later was admitted to the bar. He began practice in Utica
and was a partner of Henry A. Doolittle until the death of the latter, after which time he practiced alone. He
acquired a large and lucrative clientele and gained a prominent place at the bar as one of the highly successful
lawyers of Utica. He proved an able advocate and counselor and was engaged in many of the most important cases
tried in the courts. He never failed to secure the closest attention of judge or jury and also commanded the deep
respect of his brother practitioners, who found him a worthy opponent. In November, 1910, he was elected county
judge, which position he is now acceptably filling.
On the 2d of February, 1891, Judge Hazard was married to Miss Elizabeth Jones, a daughter of J. E. and Sarah J.
(Jones) Jones, of Utica, and to this union three children have been born, Hazel I., Frederick G. and Howard H.
Judge Hazard has from the time of reaching his majority cast his ballot in support of the democratic party, whose
principles and platforms he heartily indorses. He is a valued member of the Masonic order and also of the Masonic
Club and the Royal Arcanum. He and his family attend the Westminster church. A good lawyer, he has proven to be
an impartial judge and a clear and fair interpreter of the law. He has had an extensive acquaintance with human
nature in its many phases and few men are better qualified to discharge the duties of the important position of
county judge more acceptably than the honorable gentleman whose name introduces this review.
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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