Biography of W. S. Hill
St Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Hill, W. S., Ogdensburg, was born in Ogdensburg, March 24, 1840. He received an excellent education in the common schools, after which he worked at the bakery and confectionery business for the late John Barber, for about eighteen years. In 1860 he started in business with L. E. Barber, at 44 State street, where he remained about five years, when he removed to 89 Ford street. In 1886 he built the fine business block in which he is now located and moved into it. Mr. Hill is one of the most accomplished confectioners in the State, or, in fact, in the country. His goods go to Frauce and other transatlantic countries, and he has many customers in New York city. He supplies such people as the Wetmores, the Benedicts and Lorillards, and his goods are in great and constant demand. Mr. Hill married in 1865, Miss Jennie H. Thrall, of Gouverneur. They have no family. He is a member of Ogdensburg Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, and is identified with several other social institutions.

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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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