Niagara County

1897 Biography - George A. Hotchkiss

Hotchkiss, George A., is descended from one of the oldest families of Lewiston, one. William Hotchkiss, being elected one of the first inspectors of common schools April 7, 1818 and the first president of the village May 2, 1843. Mr. Hotchkiss is a son of William and Mary (Townsend) Hotchkiss, and was born December 9, 1849, in Lewiston, where he received his preliminary education in the public schools. He also attended the Brockport State Normal School, and since then has been engaged in farming and fruit-growing in his native town. He settled on his present farm a little east of Lewiston village about 1887. Mr. Hotchkiss is a substantial, enterprising farmer, and a man highly respected and esteemed. He has never aspired to public office. December 18, 1877, he married Kate, daughter of Joseph Whitman, of Lewiston, and they have four children living: Frank Whitman, Mary Townsend, Ralph Atwater, and Joseph Eldred.

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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