Biography of Mrs. M. J. Alden (w/o Dewitt C.)
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Alden, Mrs. M. J. - Dewitt C. Alden was born in Howard in 1829, and was educated in the same town; and when a young man came to Bath, where through life he was identified in the mercantile business. In 1859 he married M. Josephine, (laughter of Lawrence V. Church, who was among the pioneers of the village of Bath. Mr. Alden was a man of high moral purpose, taking an intelligent interest in educational and religious institutions, and ever gave his influence towards advancing the best interests of his town and townspeople. In 1882 President Arthur appointed Mr. Alden postmaster at Bath, which office he held four years, and filled most accommodatingly and to the entire satisfaction of its patrons. He died August 11, 1891.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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