Biography of Hiram Tompkins
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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HIRAM TOMPKINS.

HIRAM TOMPKINS, well known and well respected from his long connection with the leading business interests of this section, was born in Sing Sing, N. Y., September 7, 1824, a son of Caleb and Elizabeth (Green) Tompkins. His parents were farmers and when he was eleven years old removed to Galway, Saratoga county; after having completed a common school education he began his business life as a clerk in a country store. After reaching his majority he went to Baliston where he was employed by Samuel Wakeman, a leading merchant of that town. He remained in Mr.- Wakeman’s store until the summer of 1848 when he began his long and honorable connection with the United States Hotel, where he was actively engaged for a period of eighteen years or until the old hotel burned. He was also interested in the erection of the present United States Hotel, of which he was a part owner and one of the proprietors from 1874 to 1896 inclusive.

Mr. Tompkins is, without doubt, the possessor of as wide a circle of acquaintances as any resident of Saratoga Springs, and is universally appreciated as a man of excellent ability and fine judgment. He is a stockholder and director of the First National Bank; the Harvey Manufacturing Company; and the Saratogian. He has always avoided publie office although keenly alive to and active in promoting the interests of the town.

He married Laurentine Chamberlain, whose father came to this county from New Hampshire.


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