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The son of a Scottish immigrant, Hamilton was born 1832 in Le Roy and grew up on a farm. After a brief time spent as a teacher in the upper midwest, Hamilton returned to Caledonia, married Jane Vallance, and had five children. Hamilton was a leading…

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Number 45 on the Burleigh map, the firm alongside the Erie Railroad dates to 1892 when John Ball (1855-1936) formed a partnership with his younger brother Thomas--who had been a principal in the firm of Ball & Donahue. Eventually their facility came…

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Number 12 on the Burleigh Map, the location of Hamilton's office alongside the New York Central Railroad suggests the importance of his operation to Caledonia's economy. In addition to his farming interests Hamilton (1832-1912) was a produce dealer,…
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