Biography of O. J. Hill
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Hill, O. J. was born in the town of Virgil, June 29, 1840, and educated at the Dryden Academy. After leaving school he taught penmanship, and in 1878 went into the mercantile business in the village of Dryden with Lee Bartholomew, and continued the partnership for four years, when they separated and went on in the same business, which he now carries on with a general line of dry goods and groceries. At the age of twenty three he was married to Miss Louise M. Watkins, daughter of Ira W. Watkins, of Cortland. He takes the Republican side in politics. He enlisted in Co. F, 76th N. Y. Infantry, October 9, 1861, and received his honorable discharge August 10, 1862, returning to the town of Dryden and resuming his former business. While leading an active business life he has found time to take an active interest in religious and educational matters, being treasurer of the Dryden Union School.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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