Biography of Frank C. Ogden
Oneida County, NY Biographies





Among the substantial citizens of Utica is Frank C. Ogden, who for more than twenty five years has been connected with the mercantile interests of the city and is one of its most successful business men.

He was born at Binghamton, New York. February 12, 1862, a son of Henry B. and Caroline E. (Clark) Ogden. He received his early education in the public schools of Binghamton and, in 1881, removed to New Hartford and engaged in the coal business. Four years later he formed a partnership in Utica, under the title of Hayes & Ogden, in the grain. and feed business. In 1891 Mr. Hayes sold his interest to J. Arthur Clark and the title of the firm was changed Ogden & Clark. In 1907 Mr. Ogden purchased the interest of his partner and has since operated under his own name.

Through sound judgment and the application of liberal and progressive principles the business has grown to large proportions and yields a handsome revenue upon the investment. It has been a principle with the management to supply its patrons with the greatest promptness and to their full satisfaction. The remarkable success of the house is principally due to Mr. Ogden, who has been connected with it from the start and is thoroughly acquainted with every detail of the business. Its reputation is based on the great principles of honesty and fairness, which seldom fail to receive merited reward. In addition to his interest in the line to which he has for many years given his close attention Mr. Ogden is a director of the Utica City National Bank. He is also president of the New Hartford Cotton Company of New Hartford, the oldest cotton mill in New York state.

On June 1, 1887, he was united in marriage to Miss Clara N. Babcock, a daughter of George and Elizabeth (Clark) Babcock, of New Hartford, and three children have been born unto them: Elizabeth C., who is now the wife of William A. Soper, of Chicago; George B., a student at Hamilton College; and H. Bradley, attending school. Mr. Ogden is not connected with any fraternal organization, but as an enthusiastic devotee of golf holds membership in the Yahnundahsis Golf Club. In his association with others he has shown a spirit of helpfulness and brotherly kindness and he is a liberal contributor to all worthy causes. Pleasing in manner and genial in address he is one of the most companionable of men, and the family home at New Hartford is a center of hospitality, where friends may always be assured of a hearty greeting. He ranks as one of the leaders in Oneida county, a man whose word is inviolate and whose influence is always in support of truth, justice and the upbuilding of the 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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