Biography of Charles Heaton
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Heaton, Charles, Potsdam, was bern in Potsdam, May 23, 1841, a son of Lorenzo D., who died August 5, 1891. He was well remembered as a politician and one of the earliest settlers of the town. He came to this town in 1810, and always lived here until his death. He was the father of nine children, of whom our subject was next to the youngest. He was educated in the common schools and St. Lawrence Academy, and enlisted October 12, 1861, in the Sixteenth N. Y. Vol. Inf., Co. B, and saw service with this regiment until May 31, 1862, when he was discharged for disability. He was home only a year when he returned, and acted as sutler's clerk in Scott's 900 cavalry until December, 1863. After a winter at home he tried to enlist both in the navy and cavalry, but was rejected, and found his war service closed. He was at work for R. F. Welch the year he spent at borne, and after his war service was ended he returned to Mr. Welch and finished his trade. On March 1, 1867, he started for himself, and has now spent twenty six years in this business. In 1892 he purchased the block where the store is located, He is a member of Marsh Post, No. 214, G. A. R. Mr. Heaton married in 1869 Lydia E. Herrman, of Potsdam, and they have three children Charles F., an optician and a graduate of Spencer's Optical College, New York; Grace A. and Ruth E., who live at home.

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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