Biography of J. W. Hartwell
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Hartwell, J. W., Massena, was born in Massena, February 16, 1861, a son of Joseph and Sarah F. (Smith) Hartwell. The father of Joseph was a farmer of Vermont, and the parents of Sarah F. Smith were Martin and Polly (Ramsey) Smith, who came to Massena about 1815. Mr. Hartwell was in the carding business at Bennington, Vt., a short time, and then came to this town, going into partnership with H. Reed and building a carding mill, which they conducted for many years. The latter part of his life he spent in farming. He died in 1874, leaving a farm of 330 acres. J. W. Hartwell was reared on the farm and educated in the Massena Union School and the Potsdam Academy. He is now working the old homestead, carrying on general farming, with a dairy of about forty five cows. He is a Republican, and a member of the Massena Grange No. 704.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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