Phil S. Spaulding, an active politician and prominent resident of Whites. boro who for eight years has
held the position of postmaster, was born in Columbus, New York, on the 28th of February, 1868. His parents were
Stephen T. and Martha (Brownell) Spaulding, members of old New York families but of Scotch extraction. The father,
who was a well known contracting mason, was long identified with the building interests of his vicinity.
Reared at home the boyhood and youth of Phil S. Spaulding were very similar to those of other boys of his time
and circumstances, his early education being acquired in the public schools, following which he attended the academy
at New Berlin, New York. In 1888 he came to Whitesboro where he has resided continuously ever since, during practically
all of which period he has been in public service. He was foreman of public works for four years and foreman for
the Mohawk Valley trolley bridge at Herkimer. Mr. Spaulding finds pleasure in owning and driving good horses. He
is very domestic in his private life and derives his greatest comfort around the family fireside and in the enjoyment
of good books.
Mr. Spaulding was married in 1891 to Miss Ellen Hinkston, a daughter of William and Jennie Hinkston of this city
and both himself and wife are affiliated with the Episcopal church and fraternally he is a member of the Independent
Order of Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias. Ever since attaining his majority Mr. Spaulding has taken an active
interest in politics giving his support to the candidates of the republican party. He is very popular with his
constituency and, has several times been sent as a delegate to conventions in addition to which he served as town
clerk for six years and collector for one term. His record as a public official and politician has been above question,
while his discharge of the responsibilities connected with his present office have met with the unqualified approval
of the general public as is attested by his long period of service. He is highly regarded in the community generally
both as a public official and private citizen and has made and retained the friendship of the best people of the
town during the twenty three years of his residence.
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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