Biography of Walter B. Batchelor
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Walter B. Batchelor. - Numbered among the capable young lawyers of Oswego is Walter B. Batchelor, who is successfully engaged in practice in this city, with offices in the Grant Building, being associated with the firm of Morehouse & Morehouse. Mr. Batchelor was born in Oswego, March 9, 1902, the son of Harry W. and Margaret (Fenton) Batchelor.

Harry W. Batchelor was born in Kent County, England, and for many years has been a highly esteemed citizen of Oswego. He is a machinist by trade and early in life entered the shops of the New York Central Railroad in Oswego, with which he was identified for a period of 20 years. He is now connected with the Long Chocolate Works, of Oswego, as master mechanic. Mr. Batchelor is a Republican, a member of Grace Presbyterian Church, and is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge and Fraternal Order of Eagles, of which he served as president in 1920. His wife was born in Oswego, and her father, John Fenton, served throughout the Civil War, and died from the effects of wounds received in the service. He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. To Harry W. and Margaret (Fenton) Batchelor were born the following children: 1. Harold, who died in 1918. 2. Robert T., lives at Fulton, N. Y. 3. William Ray, a pharmacist, lives at Albany, N. Y. 4. Isabel Bingham, lives at Freeport, Long Island. 5. Walter B., the subject of this sketch. 6. John, lives at home. 7. Margaret, a graduate of Oswego High School, class of 1931, lives at home.

Walter B. Batchelor was graduated from Oswego High School and in 1925 received the degree of LL. B. from Albany Law School, being admitted to the bar in 1927. He had been identified with the law offices of Morehouse & Morehouse from 1921, and after his admission to the bar he resumed his former connection with that firm.

Mr. Batchelor is a Republican, a member of Grace Presbyterian Church, and belongs to the Fortnightly Club, Inter Fraternity Club of New York City, and Delta Chi fraternity. He is also affiliated with B. P. O. Elks, and is president of Oswego Aerie No. 498, F. O. E.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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