Pettit, Samuel H., a son of Alexander and Mariah B. Pettit, was born in the town of Wilson, Niagara county, N. Y., February 28, 1844. He was educated in the Collegiate Institute at Wilson, and was graduated from Bryant & Stratton's Business College of Rochester in 1864. He is a Republican in politics and takes a deep interest in the advancement of his party's principles. He served four consecutive terms as supervisor of his town; two years later was again elected and served two years, and was a candidate for assemblyman in the Second district of Niagara county in the fall of 1890, being defeated by only a small majority. September 13, 1864, he married Mary E. Case of Wilson, who died April 7, 1888, and on November 13, 1890, he married Hattie E. Quick. In 1895 he was nominated by the Republican party for the office of county clerk and was elected and took charge of the office January 1, 1896, and, as in all his official work, is giving entire satisfaction.
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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