Biography of Dayton R. Fritts
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Fritts, Dayton Robert, was born in Parish June 21, 1856, son of Elijah Gilbert and Harriet M. (Sly) Fritts, also of Parish. The grandfather, William Fritts, was one of the pioneers of Oswego county, and cleared the farm which his son Elijah conducted up to the time he sold it. Dayton R. began his career selling goods from a wagon for a Syracuse firm, which he continued for three and one half years. He then sold from a wagon for himself for three and one half years, then built a store in Parish in 1883, and at the same time employed six wagons on the road selling goods. This store was burned October 1, 1888, and he rented a store on Main street and started his present store. This store is one of the largest in his line, and contains a fine stock of hardware, stoves, etc. Mr. Fritts is the sole owner of the property and the business. He has been twice married, first to Jennie L. Burton of Sackett's Harbor, Jefferson county, who died in the spring of 1890. They had one child, who died in infancy. He married second Allie C. Palmer of Albion, Oswego county. Mr. Fritts, although only thirty eight years of age, has one of the best businesses in his line in the county.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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