Biography of David L. Jamieson
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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.

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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