Biography of Fred S. Hone
Oneida County, NY Biographies





Fred Stewart Hone, engaged in the real estate and auctioneering business was born in Utica, April 9, 1878, a son of James F. and Antoinette (Gross) Hone. The father was one of the most progressive and prominent real estate auctioneers and dealers of Utica and his efforts and activities in that direction constituted an important element in the development of the city. Few men were more widely informed concerning property values and few real estate dealers of Utica handled more property here.

Fred Stewart Hone, spending his youthful days under the parental roof, attended the public schools in the acquirement of his education and after putting aside his text books entered the employ of his father, under whose careful guidance he gained a thorough knowledge of the business. He displays an initiative in the management and conduct of sales that proves most resultant and he is today considered the best real estate operator in Utica and this section of Oneida county. His father, after a thorough preliminary training, admitted him to a partnership and following his father's death, which occurred in 1908, he succeeded to the business. He is ever watchful of the real estate market, readily appraises property at its true value, notes the indications which point to the diminution or rise in prices and conditions of real estate values and proceeds in such a way that both he and his clients receive a goodly profit. It is moreover a recognized fact that the wideawake real estate man is ever a potent force in a city's growth and development and Mr. Hone is no exception to this rule.

On the 24th of December, 1908, occurred the marriage of Mr. Hone and Miss Mary Fechtig, a daughter of James Fechtig, of Baltimore, Maryland. His fraternal relations are with the Knights of Columbus and he also holds membership in the Chamber of Commerce.

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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