Biography of David H. Pelow
St. Lawrence County, NY Biographies

David H. Pelow is a substantial citizen of Ogdensburg and is serving as alderman of the second ward. He was born here Jan. 23, 1900, the son of Charles and Delia (Cardinal) Pelow.

Charles Pelow was a native of Ogdensburg. He attended Holy Cross Academy and throughout his life followed the trade of carpenter. He was engaged in the installation of equipment in the Algonquin and International Paper Mills. Mr. Pelow died in 1928 and his widow lives at 712 New York Avenue, Ogdensburg. He was a Democrat, a member of Notre Dame Catholic Church, Eagles Lodge, and Loyal Order of Moose. There were three children born to Mr. and Mrs. Pelow: 1. Mrs. W. H. Cheesman, Jr. 2. Mrs. Maud Valos, widow of John Valos. 3. David H., the subject of this sketch. All live in Ogdensburg.

In 1918 David H. Pelow was graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy. He is also a graduate of Clarkson College of Technology, and spent two years as an instructor in Norwood High School. He was connected with the Western Electric Manufacturing Company at East Pittsburgh, Pa., for six months, after which he spent three years with the Westinghouse Company as assistant illuminating engineer in their Pittsburgh district. On account of his father's ill health Mr: Pelow then returned to Ogdensburg where he is now interested in the grocery business.

Mr. Pelow is a Republican and received the appointment of alderman from Mayor Ralph J. Morissette, in November, 1931. He is a member of Notre Dame Catholic Church, and belongs to the Knights of Columbus and Elks Lodge. He also holds membership in the American Institute of Electrical Engineering and belongs to Sigma Delta and Theta Nu Epsilon fraternities.


The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932

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