Biography of Frank Owen
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Owen, Frank, Ogdensburg, was born in Oneida. Madison county, September24, 1839. His parents had settled there in 1810, and were originally a New England family from Rutland, Vt. Frank Owen came to Ogdensburg in July, 1850, being then in his twentieth year, and served as barkeeper in the St. Lawrence Hotel, now called the Seymour House, and in the spring of 1860 went on board the steamer Bay State as porter and barkeeper. He remained in this position until the fall of 1866, when he was appointed purser of the steamer Lord Elgin, running in connection with the lake lines between Ogdensburg and Montreal, and April 1, 1868, commenced work for the O. and L. C. railroad as tally clerk, since which time he has been through the various positions of billing clerk, accountant, clerk in the general office, and in November, 1878, was ap. pointed agent at Ogdensburg. On August 1, 1884, he was made general freight and passenger agent, and in the spring of 1886 was made general freight agent of the Central Vermont line of steamers, and is a member of the Freight Traffic Association of the Middle States and of the General Freight Agents' Association of Mew England and Canada. In this city Mr. Owen is interested in all social and benevolent institutions, among which we mention the Ogdenshurg Club, Osseagatchie Club, etc. He is a Sir Knight in the Masonic order, a member of the Mystic Shrine, has served as supervisor of the Third ward and as alderman for four years. Mr. Owen married in 1860, Margaret Richards, and they have one son living, William H. Owen, now in the employ of the O. and L. C. railroad, who was born July 18, 1863. He is married and has one daughter.

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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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