Biography of Robert S. Dalzell
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Dalzell, Robert S., Waddington, was born in Waddington, July 11, 1864. His father, Robert Dalzell, was a native of Ireland,, born in 1828, and when fourteen years of age came to Massachusetts with his parents. He learned the carpenter's trade, which occupation he followed many years. In 1843 he came to Waddington, where he has since resided. He has given much attention to the breeding of fast horses and bred the famous stallion Phil Sheridan He is a Republican in politics and has been superintendent of public buildings under President Harrison and milk inspector of the New York State dairy commission. He has also been supervisor of Waddington for several terms. He married Mary Taggart, daughter of Capt. Nathaniel Taggart of Ogdensburg, and they have had two sons and one daughter, two of whom survive: Charles A., a clerk in the Dead Letter Office at Washington, and Robert S. The latter was educated in the Union Free School of Waddington, graduating in 1881. He was then appointed messenger boy in tile New York Assembly one year. He assisted his father in the work of building a portion of the West Shore Railroad in 1882-3. For some time he clerked in Waddington and on February 1, 1889, in partnership with Mr. McDowell, he engaged in the furniture business. They dissolved partnership July 24, 1890, and our subject continued the business, establishing an undertaking business in connection with the furniture business, and has been very successful. Mr. Dalzell is a Republican and has always been an active politician. He was elected town clerk in 1892 and 1893. In 1890 he married Mary H. Hargrave of Waddington, and they have one child, Lillian H.

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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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