Biography of Varick A. Chittenden
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Chittenden, Varick A., Hopkinton, son of Clark S., was born in Hopkinton. February 6, 1838. He was educated in the Potsdam Academy, and in 1857, in partnership with his brother, King S., engaged in the mercantile business in this town. The partnership lasted until 1874, when our subject bought out his brother and carried on the business till 1893, when he sold to his son, J. H., who now carries it on, the business having been continued in this family since 1823. V. A., in partnership with his brother, owns the old homestead of 435 acres, where they carry on general farming, and are also largely interested in the stock business. Mr. Chittenden is a Republican and was town clerk for twenty one years. He is now serving his fifth year as postmaster of Hopkinton. He married first Charlotte Risdon, of Hopkinton, by whom he has had three children: Bertha, wife of H. J. Sanford, a merchant of Parishville, by whom she has one daughter, Alice; Edna M., wife of E. M. Kent, of Westfield, a manufacturer of paper; J. H., who was educated in the Ogdensbnrg Academy and the Albany Business College, from which he graduated in 1886. In 1893 he married Gertrude Hoyt, of Parishville. The wife of our subject died March 5, 1871, and he married second Laura A. Lawrence, of Hopkinton, by whom he had two children: Mabel, who died aged three years, and Lawrence A., a student at the Ogdensburg Academy. (See biography of King S. Chittenden).

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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