Harold Mason King, president of the village of Waterville and proprietor of the Waterville Steam Mill,
in which connection he is engaged in dealing in grain, feed and flour and also in coal, was born in Oriskany, April
17, 1870, a son of Major Alonzo I. and Amelia J. (Tibbetts) King, who are mentioned on another page of this work.
He was the eldest of a family of four children and in 1883 accompanied his parents on their removal to Waterville,
where he has since resided. His education, began in the public schools elsewhere, was here continued to the time
of his graduation from the high school with the class of 1889. He then entered the employ of Charles Green Son
Brainard & Company, bankers and extensive dealers in hops. His position was that of bookkeeper and he remained
with the house four years, at the end of which time he resigned to engage in business on his own account in 1893.
Here he began dealing in coal, grain, feed and flour and is now operating the Waterville Steam Mill of which he
is the owner. His business is successfully managed and the close attention which he gives to the interests of trade
has brought him a creditable and gratifying profit.
Mr. King has been married twice. He first wedded Miss Helen Hubbard, a daughter of George M. and Myra (Scott) Hubbard,
who are mentioned elsewhere in this volume. There was one child of that marriage, Marian, who died in 1902 in her
fourth year. The mother passed away in 1903 and Mr. King has since wedded May Evelyn Collins, of Toledo, Ohio,
a daughter of Daniel A. and Evelyn (Terry) Collins. The children of the second marriage are Harold Collins, Helen
Evelyn and Lawrence Terry, the last two being twins. Helen died September 24, 1911. Mr. and Mrs. King hold membership
in the Presbyterian church of which he is a trustee. He belongs to the Sangerfield Country Club, the Pickwick Club
and the Watervifle Grange, and is also a member of Sanger Lodge, No. 129, A. F. & A. M. He is also secretary
of the Tri-State Feed Dealers Association comprising the retail feed dealers of New York, Pennsylvania, and New
Jersey. In politics he has been active as a supporter of the republican party since attaining his majority and
for three years served as president of the board of water commissioners, while at the present writing he is serving
for the third term as president of the village board, in which connection he is giving to his fellow citizens a
public spirited, practical and progressive administration that has wrought for good along many lines.
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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