Biography of Henry J. Close
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Close, Henry J., Colton, was born in Canada, March 22, 1867, a son of William, a native of Chateaugay, born March 17, 1834, and the latter was a son of John Close, who was engaged in the manufacture of shingles. In 1868 Mr. Close came to Colton, where he and his brother John bought the farm now owned by John Close. William sold his interest in this and bought the S. D. Buttles farm of 175 acres, and for three years resided in South Colton, having erected the building now owned by our subject. He was postmaster three years during Cleveland's first administration, He died February 3, 1889, and his son, Henry J., held the office the balance of the term. William and wife had four sons and four daughters, all now living except Gertrude who died aged two years. Mrs. Close died Janunry 19, 1893. Henry J., was raised on a farm, educated in the common schools, and engaged in farming until November, 1893, when he was appointed postmaster of South Colton, and has since lived there. He is a Democrat, and has been inspector of elections three years. Mr. Close and family are members of the Catholic church.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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