Biography of Harold M. King
Oneida County, NY Biographies





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.

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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