Biography of Hiram D. Northrup
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Northrup, Hiram D., Ogdensburg, was the second child of six boys and four girls, a son of Lewis and Nancy (Simons) Northrup. He was born December 29, 1829, at the family borne four miles east of Ogdensburg, or on the farm his grandfather Simons settled on in 1806. During his minority Hiram worked on his father's farm in the summer seasons, and at lumbering in the winter. In 1864, he with his brother Alvin S., started in Ogdensburg, making shingles and heading. After the death of Alvin, which occurred in 1867, he has carried on the business alone, adding to it the manufacture of barrels. His plant was burned on June 17, 1891, which was rebuilt on a more modern style, and also coupled with his business a coal and wood yard. He was married to Miss Eliza Norway on July 3, 1861. She was born at Lisborn, May 12, 1834. They have had born to them three children: Ella L., born April 15, 1862, she was married to J. H. Graham, October 22, 1889; Everet, was born August 1, 1869, and died June 15, 1870; May E., was born April 7, 1871. Mr. Northrup is not a politician, but has held several offices of trust, is now a member of the Board of Education, which place he has filled for a number of years, is a director of the First National Band, of which he is a stockholder. He is always ready to assist in contributing to promote the public wellfair, in preaching the gospel, and in home or foreign missionary work.

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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