Biography of J. M. Haven
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Haven, J. M., Canton, was born in Dummerston, Vt., May 13, 1822, and began his business career as a clerk in Cleveland, O., in 1836. In 1839 he returned to Putney, Vt., and continued clerking for two years. then clerked for eight years at Brattleboro, In 1850 he embarked in business for himself in Brattleboro and Rutland, having a store in each place. In 1861 he left Rutland and bought a farm in Lincoln, Ill., and remained there until 1864, when he went into business in St. Louis. Almost immediately he was called to take the position of treasurer of the Rutland and Burlington Railway Company, which he filled for nineteen years. In 1879 he bought the Bates House in Rutland, which he made a temperance house. He was also interested in several other enterprises at the time. In 1883 he sold the Bates House, resigned his position as treasurer and moved to Albany to take charge of several refrigerators for Armour & Company. In 1886 he moved to Brooklyn and assisted in closing up the Knickerbocker Life Insurance Company. In 1888 he came to Canton and bought the Hodgkin House (now the Haven House), and has conducted it ever since. Mr. Haven married, first, Harriet M. Dickerman, daughter of Dr. S. L. Dickerman of Brattleboro, Vt., in 1848, and they had one son, Franklin A., now in the Highland National Bank of Newburg. Mrs. Haven died in 1878 and in 1881 he married, second, Mrs. Charlotte L. Cooke. When the National W. C. T. U. was organized in 1874, Mrs. Harriet M. Haven was made vice president for Vermont. She also organized a State union in Vermont, and was elected president of it. She also was president of the Woman's Missionary Society of Vermont and of the Christian Temperance Union of Rutland, Vt., taking an active part in church work of all kinds.

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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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