Biography of Oliver Bliss
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Bliss, Oliver, Potsdam, was born in Wilmington, Essex county, August 20, 1838, a son of Ezra, a native of Vermont who came to this State. The paternal ancestry has been traced back to the tenth century. The mother of Oliver, Harriet Boothe, was also a native of Vermont. They were the parents of six children, five now living. Ezra died May 4, 1892, aged eighty one years. Oliver's parents moved to this county and located in Pierpont. After leaving school he worked as clerk until 1802. September 12, 1862, he enlisted in the Ninety second N. Y. Vol. Inf., and served until June 18, 1865, being in the battles of Cold Harbor, siege of Petersburg and siege of Fort Anderson, Newburn, N. C., March 14, 1863. The last two years of his army service were as steward for the Medical Department of the Ninety second Regiment and in Officers Temporary Hospital, Point of Rocks, Va. After his return home he spent a few months clerking, and then began the study of dentistry with Dr. W. W, Best, with whom he studied and practiced for three years. In April, 1868, he opened an office for himself, and has now been twenty five years engaged in dentistry; for seven years in Hermon, and the balance of the titne in Potsdam. The doctor is a member of the Universalist church, of which he is trustee and deacon. He married in 1869 Cornelia A. Turner, of Potsdam, and they have one daughter, Anna Lillian.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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