Biography of Kenneth R. Dezell
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Dezell, Kenneth R., Potsdam, was born in Lisbon, October 19, 1866, a son of Alexander, a farmer of that town, who died in 1869, and after whose death the family removed to Potsdam. This consisted of the widow (whose maiden name was Margaret Charter) and twelve children, of whom our subject was the youngest son. He was educated in the common schools and at the Potsdam State Normal School, and after finishing his education spent a year with Bicknell & Felton in their grocery. He was one year with Felton & Senter and with L. D. Wetherbee nearly two years. In 1888 he went to work in the store of George Dayton and con tinued in this same Jocationuntil 1890, when he bought the stock of goods and went in business for himself. He has built up an enviable reputation as a business man and controls a good proportion of the grocery and crockery trade of Potsdam. The store is located in the Lamere block on the east side of Market street, where he has about twenty six feet front and seventy feet in depth. Mr. Dezell is a member of the Baptist church. He married December 6, 1802, Henrietta, daughter of John Thomas of St. Regis Falls.

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