Biography of Julius Hollister
Owego, Tioga County, NY Biographies





JULIUS HOLLISTER was born at Glastonbury, Conn., January 9, 1818, and at the age of fifteen years was apprenticed to, Asa Rogers to learn the trade of silversmith. He served five and one half years, worked as journeyman about four years more, and then went into business in Hartford, Conn., with O. D. Seymour as partner in the old and well known William Rogers' shop. He sold out in January, 1846, came to Owego and started into business. From that time until 1895 he was constantly engaged in the manufacture of silverware and spoons, a period of fifty years, which entitles him to recognition as one of the oldest business men of the village. At times he has employed as many as ten or twelve workman. He is now proprietor of a grocery store and also a sewing machine repair shop. In Auburn, N. Y., Mr. Hollister married with Mary M. Havens. Their children were Charles J., of Owego, and Arthur E., who died at the age of eighteen. Mrs. M. M. Hollister, wife of Julius, died March 25, 1895, aged 79 years. Charles J. Hollister was born June 21, 1851, and Arthur E. was born March 23, 1853, and died January 1, 1871.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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