Biography of Alexander Amo
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Amo, Alexander, Ogdensburg, was born in Canada, October 4, 1839, He came to Ogdensburg when about fifteen years of age and engaged with Thomas Atchinson, with whom he remained two and one half years, then for two summers he was in the employ of M. Page, father of the present firm of Page Bros., brick makers, and then for nineteen years following he faithfully served the C. L. & C. railroad. He worked in Rosseau for two years in an iron foundry, at the expiration of which he hought a farm in St. Lawrence county, which he conducted for four years, and then came to Ogdensburg and started a grocery store and began speculating in cattle, etc., which occupation he followed for a number of years. Two years ago, 1891. He built the hotel which he is now conducting with the assistance of his son. Mr. Amo has four children living. He has been a prominent member of St. John the Baptist Society for the past twentyfive years, and is much respected and esteemed.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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