Biography of Frank C. Hartwell
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Hartwell, Frank C., was born in Saratoga Springs, N. Y., February 4, 1852. His father, Austin Hartwell, was born in Northumberland, N. Y., and when young moved to Saratoga Spring where for many years he conducted a harness store and died in 1890. His mother, Sarah (Brotz) Hartwell, was born in Saratoga Springs and died in 1885. Frank received his education in the public schools and the Fort Edward Collegiate Institute and came to Troy in 1S70 and worked for Keith. Ensign & Nelson in the furniture business until 1877 when he was taken in as a partner, and in 1879 took a position with A. L. Hotchkin in the same business and wherein he remained until February. 1888, when he with Louis S. Crandall bought out Hotchkin and the furniture firm of Crandall & Hartwell was formed which continued until 1S92, when a stock company was formed called the Hartwell, Bainbridge & Co. He belongs to all the Masonic bodies, the I. O. O. F. and the Royal Arcanum. He was married May 8, 1878, to Miss Jennie Adams of Brunswick, N. Y., by whom he has one son and one daughter.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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