Biography of Alexander H. Lord
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Lord, Alexander H., Ogdenshurg, was born in Vermont in September, 1838, of English parents. His father, Henry, was a surgeon in the British army, and later a professor in McGill College at Montreal. His parents died when he was but nine years old, from cholera, within a week of each other. The son, thus left an orphan and destitute, by industry and energy worked his way up and obtained a good education. When twenty two years old he secured the position of engineer upon the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Railroad. May 1, 1860, he married Sarah Tomlinson, who, with three sons and three daughters, survives him. In 1861 Mr. Lord was employed as engineer upon one of the steamers of the Northern Transit Company, which position he held for seven years, at the expiration of which, February 1, 1868, he was appointed superintendent of the city waterworks, then just completed. he held this position till the time of his death, discharging the duties with fidelity and ability until about four years ago, when, illness preventing him from engaging in active business, his eldest son, Harry, has performed the duties of superintendent under the advice and direction of the father. In 1880 Mr. Lord opened a furniture store in the building where Bell Brothers' block now stands. His own time being occupied at the waterworks, Mr. A. M. Herriman attended to this store and also conducted an undertaking business for himself. From that location his store was moved to the site now occupied by L. McGillis, and from there he moved to the present site. Mr. Herriman resigned his position, when Harry Lord took charge of the management of this store, which he has since conducted with marked success. During his years of active business life, his thoroughness, ability and integrity in the discharge of his official duties, and his kindness of heart, won him the confidence and respect of his fellow citizens. Mr. Lord was a prominent member of the Odd Fellows and Masonic fraternities. He died May 18, 1803.

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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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