Hotchkiss, Fred P., was born at Williamsport, Pa., March 17, 1861, and is a son of M. D. Hotchkiss, an extensive lumber dealer of that place, now retired. Mr. Hotchkiss attended the public schools at Williamsport, and at the age of eighteen went to work for his father, with whom he remained until 1880, when he went to Pueblo, Col, and engaged in the confectionery business for two years. Returning to Williamsport, he entered the employ of J. A. Otto's Sons, manufacturers of and dealers in furniture. In March, 1887, he removed to Lockport, N.Y., where he bought and operated a planning mill for several years. In 1892 he removed to Niagara Falls, where in 1893, he bought the planning mill and business of Peter B. Secord, which he still successfully operates. December 28, 1887, he married Adele J. Thompson, of Fredonia, N.Y., and they have one daughter.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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