FRED HAMILTON, optician, son of Joel A. and Sarah E. (Taylor) Hamilton, was born April 5, 1873, at Halsey Valley,
Tioga county. Joel A., born November 30, 1833, was a son of Thomas A. and Sally Hamilton. Joel Hamilton is a contractor
and builder, and residesat Owego. Mrs. Hamilton, wife of Joel, was, born in 1830 at Enfield, Tompkins county, and
came to this county with her parents when a child, and was married with Joel Hamilton on February 10, 1858. Fred
came to Owego with his parents, and his education was attained in the Owego public schools. In 1887 he left school
and entered the employ of W. A. Lawrence, jeweler and optician, and four years later he purchased a half interest
in the firm. In January, 1896 (on the death of Mr. Lawrence), Mr. Hamilton became sole proprietor of the business.
On October 1, 1896, Mr. Hamilton married Harriett E., daughter of Edwin and Sarah F. Bush, of Lansing, Tompkins
county. They live on a small farm just east of Owego village. Mr. Hamilton is a member, and also the assistant
foreman, of the Owego hook and ladder fire company, and also of Ahwaga Tribe, No. 40, I. O. of R. M.
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?
Tioga County, NY
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