Biography of Samuel E. Hutton
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Hutton, Samuel E., son of William and Bridget (McGowan) Hutton, was born in Troy, June 25, 1855, was graduated from the Christian Brothers Academy in June, 1872, and immediately obtained a position as bookkeeper at Kellogg's foundry on Ida Hill, where he remained three years. In 1876 he went to New York city and was for four years bookkeeper for his uncle, Michael O'Brien, wholesale produce dealer. He returned to Troy in 1880 and was employed by his father, who was for thirty years a liveryman, until 1885, when he was appointed registrar of vital statistics, which position he held until 1888, when he engaged in the cigar business with William H. Fennell, at No. 86 Third street. In 1890 he was appointed tax clerk in the office of the State comptroller at Albany, but resigned to accept the deputy county clerkship under Francis Riley. He held this position during 1894 and 1895, when he then became bookkeeper for Fitzgerald Brothers. He opened his restaurant at No. 69 Third street, May 13, 1896. Mr. Hutton is and has been a member of the F. W. Farnam Steamer Company since 1873. and was formerly a trustee; he is a member and was recording secretary of the Robert Emmett Association and a member of Troy Lodge No. 141, B. P. O. Elks, and of the Troy Council, Knights of Columbus. He is well known as an expert penman and engrosser and is the possessor of remarkable vocal talent, which he has frequently used in amateur theatricals, playing the roll of comic singer. Many benefits given for worthy charitable objects have had his gratuitous services. June 25, 1883, he married Frances V., daughter of Edward and Mary McCormick of Troy.

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


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