Although David L. Jamieson, postmaster of New York Mills, is a native of Scotland, his earliest recollection
is of the town where he now lives. He arrived in America in his infancy, and is, to all intents and purposes, a
genuine son of the Empire state. He was born in the city of Glasgow, August 24, 1864. He was brought by his parents
to New York Mills, Oneida county, New York, when he was 10 months of age. His father, Alexander Jamieson, was born
in Glasgow, September 17, 1816. He was educated in his native city, and learned loom tending. He was married to
Elizabeth Bissett, who was born February 27, 1823, and they came to America, in 1865. He lived in New York Mills
until his death, which occurred June 29, 1882; his wife passing away May 24, 1898. They were both sincere members
of the Presbyterian church, and possessed qualities of character which attracted all with whom they came in contact.
They were buried in the Glenside cemetery of New York Mills. In their family were ten children, four of whom are
now living: Robert, who makes his home at Hopedale, Massachusetts; Catherine, who is assistant postmaster of New
York Mills; Mrs. Jean Burton, who lives at Rome, New York; and David L.
After receiving his preliminary education in the public schools of New York Mills, David L. Jamieson carried his
studies further in the public schools of Utica. His first acquaintance with bpsiness was as clerk in the department
store of J. B. Wells at Utica, and he continued in this, position until his appointment as postmaster of New York
Mills, in 1899. He is ably assisted in his work by his sister Catherine, and resides with her in the old family
homestead in this place.
Ever since arriving at his majority, Mr. Jamieson has given his support to the republican party, and, previous
to accepting the appointment as postmaster, served as delegate to various conventions of the party. He is a member
of Utica Lodge, No. 47, A. F. & A. M., and the Utica Masonic Club; he also is a member of the New York Mills
Athletic Club. He has filled the responsible position he now holds through several national administrations, and
has proved one of the most efficient and reliable postmasters New York Mills has known. He adheres closely to the
maxim that public office is a public trust to be administered in the interests of the people, a principle which
meets with the hearty indorsement of the entire community.
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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