Biography of Walter W. Hall
St Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Hall, Walter W., Gouverneur, one of' three children of Edward and Catherine (McChesney) Hall, was boen in Gouverneur, August 19, 1849. Edward, the father, was a native of Franklin county, Mass. He came to this State when twenty one years of age, married and settled on the farm where they now live with their children, Lot and Ella M. The grandfather, Lot Hall, lived in Massachusetts and died in Niagara county, N. Y. Walter W. left home when twenty one years of age, engaging in the manufacture of butter and cheese. In the fall of 1873 he purchased a large cheese factory near Gouverneur, with the patronage of 1,000 cows. He owned and operated this factory for seventeen years, when it was sold, he having been appointed June 1, 1888, by Dairy Commissioner Brown as cheese instructor for the State. As a skilled operator he at once commenced to instruct by actual process during the summer, and in winter addressing institutes and farmers' gatherings. The magnitude and importance of the dairy interests in the State (as well as in St. Lawrence county) may in a measure be appreciated when it is stated that there are 2,000 factories and 1,500,000 cows in the State. An important part of the work of the dairy commission through Mr. Hall and his associates, is the education of cheese makers to the production of a better article, in larger quantity. The results of the work of the commission will inevitably be of the greatest benefit to the dairy interest of St. Lawrence county.

Our County and it's people
A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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