Biography of John A. Overton
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Overton, John A., Ogdensburg, was born in Jefferson county, N. Y., May 24, 1865, and when five years old removed with his parents to Ogdensburg. He was educated in the schools of Ogdensburg. and when thirteen years of age, entered the employ of Joseph Pincus, with whom he remained a short time, when he accepted a position with Charles Paris, being in his employ for six years. Mr. Overton has been identified with leading firms on Ford street since severing his connection with Charles Paris, and in 1893, purchased the hat and gents' furnishing goods business of George B. Ralph, which he is most successfully conducting. He is identified with local institutions, is a member of Acacian Lodge, No. 105, F. & A. M., Ogdensburg Chapter, No. 63, R. A. M., and is First Lieutenant of the Thirty fifth Separate Company, National Guards of the State of New York. Mr. Overton is much esteemed in this city.

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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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