Biography of Alfred G. Tucker
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Alfred G. Tucker. - A leader in financial circles in the North Country is Alfred G. Tucker, who is vice president and cashier of the First and Second National Bank and Trust Company of Oswego. He was born at Windsor, England, Sept. 1, 1888, the son of Francis H. and Sarah (Pether) Tucker.

Francis Tucker, a native of England, died at Fort Francis, Ont., Dec. 22, 1930. He remained in England until 1913 and for 40 years was a steward in the royal household of Windsor Castle. He then went to Canada and in 1915 became a recruiting sergeant in the Canadian army. He was stationed in France for several months and returned to England in 1918. His wife died in 1901, and is buried in Canada. Both were members of the Church of England. Their children were: 1. Edwin Henry, who died in Oswego in 1918. 2. Agnes Mary, who died in 1926, was the wife of John Walton, of Fort Francis, Ont. 3. Alfred G., the subject of this sketch. 4. Sidney Charles, lives at Fort Francis, served throughout the World War with the Canadian army. 5. William David, who died in England in 1900. Ernest Frederick, lives at Minetto, N. Y.

The early life of Alfred G. Tucker was spent in Windsor, England, and he is a graduate of St. Stephen's Intermediate School. He was employed for two years in the Windsor post office, and in January, 1909, came to Oswego where he entered the employ of the Second National Bank as a messenger. Four years later he went with the First National Bank of Oswego as collection clerk, later became note teller, and in 1922 was appointed assistant cashier, becoming cashier of the institution in 1928. When the First and Second National Banks were merged in October, 1929, Mr. Tucker was elected vice president and cashier.

Mr. Tucker was married (first) in 1911 to Miss Nellie Ethel Potter, of Oswego, the daughter of Sylvester H. and Eva R. (Broughton) Potter. She died in 1915, being survived by a daughter, Helen Irene, born in December, 1911. She attends Oswego State Normal School. Mr. Tucker was married (second) in 1916 to Miss Elizabeth Belle Kellogg, of Minetto, N. Y., the daughter of William M. and Belle (McCullough) Kellogg. Mr. Kellogg died in 1916 and his widow lives at Volney, N. Y. To Mr. and Mrs. Tucker have been born two children: 1. Alta Louise, born Oct. 3, 1917, attends Kingsford Park School. 2. William Romeyn, born May 30, 1919. Mrs. Tucker is a graduate of Teachers Training School, Fulton, and before her marriage was a teacher in the public schools of Lansing and Seneca Hill, N. Y.

Politically Mr. Tucker is a Republican. He served as postmaster of Minetto from 1917 until 1924, being appointed by President Woodrow Wilson and reappointed by Presidents Harding and Coolidge, resigning during the latter's administration. He holds membership in the Episcopal Church and belongs to the American Order of the Sons of St. George. He is a charter member of the Kiwanis Club, of which he served as president in 1930, and as treasurer for seven years. He belongs to the Fortnightly Club, Leather Stocking Club, Knights of Pythias, Chamber of Commerce, Y. M. C. A., and is treasurer of the Oswego Automobile Club.

Mr. Tucker was the organizer of the Seneca Hill Improvement Association, and was primarily responsible for the lighting of Minetto Bridge, which was accomplished through his personal contact with former Governor Smith.

The Tucker family lives at Seneca Hill, N. Y.

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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