Biography of W. R. Remington
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Remington, W. R. Ogdensburg, was born in Chautauqua county, May 25, 1839. He was liberally educated and at the early age of twenty three was appointed by Postmaster General Randall under President Lincoln to the position of postmaster of Canton, St. Lawrence county. This office he held for nineteen years, at the expiration of which period he resigned voluntarily. During the Rebellion while still in office, although not drafted, postmaster Remington furnished a substitute, and has his discharge. in 1882 Mr. Remington was elected clerk of St. Lawrence county, which office he held for six years, during which time he revised the entire index of that office from the period of 1802 to date, for which achievement great credit was accorded him. During his residence in Canton, Mr. Remington served upon the Board of Education for many years, was treasurer of the St. Lawrence Agricultural Society two years. In 1892 he was appointed collector of customs for the district of Oswegatchie, including the Port of Ogdensburg, having as sub offices Massena, Lewisville, Waddington, Lisbon, Morristown and Hammond. He married Lavilla J. Everest of this county, and they have one son and 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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