Biography of William S. Hillock
Oswego County, NY Biographies





William S. Hillock has been engaged in the practice of law at Fulton for more than 30 years and is prominent and highly esteemed in the community where he has spent so many years. He was born at Fulton, April 7, 1879, the son of William P. and Mattie (Sheridan) Hillick.

William P. Hillock successfully engaged in the jewelry business in Fulton for many years and was also a well known optician. He was born at Ithaca, N. Y., and before locating at Fulton in 1876 he lived for a number of years at Syracuse, N. Y. Mr. Hillick died in 1921 at the age of 67 years and is buried in Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton. He held the office of town clerk and city chamberlain. He was also secretary for many years of the Elks Club in Fulton. His wife was born in Whitby, Ontario, and now resides in this city and is 76 years of age. To Mr. and Mrs. Hillick were born the following children: 1. William S., the subject of this sketch. 2. Charles Fredrick, lives at Fulton. 3. Erma A., unmarried, lives at Fulton. 4. Clara, married Arthur Johnson, lives at Brockport, N. Y. 5. James H., lives at Youngstown, Ohio. 6. Blanche, married William Peck, lives at Eastwood, N. Y. 7. Sarah, unmarried, lives at Fulton. 8. Lucy, married Edmond Clohessey, lives at Union Springs, N. Y.

The early education of W. S. Hillick was received in the public schools of Fulton and after his graduation from high school in 1897 he then studied law in the offices of Piper & Rice, Sr. After his admission to the bar in 1901, Mr. Hillick established a private practice in this city. He held the office of city attorney from 1916 until 1920, from 1922 until 1926, and from 1928 until 1932.

On Dec. 28, 1904, Mr. Hillock was united in marriage with Miss Louise Nadecker, of Cortland, N. Y. She is a graduate of Cortland Normal School. To Mr. and Mrs. Hillock were born four children: 1. Joseph T., born in 1910. 2. Martha Jean, born in 1913. 3. William Peter, born in 1916. 4. James Sheridan, born in 1919.

Mr. Hillock has always been a Republican, and he is chairman of the Republican committee for the city of Fulton. He holds membership in the Presbyterian Church, and is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge, 32nd degree, Elks Lodge, Knights of Pythias, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Fulton Citizens Club.

The family residence is located at 407 South Fourth Street, Fulton.

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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