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date: 07 April 2020

Hepburn, Alonzo Bartonlocked

(24 July 1846–25 January 1922)
  • Benjamin J. Klebaner


Hepburn, Alonzo Barton (24 July 1846–25 January 1922), banker and philanthropist, was born in Colton, New York, the son of Zina Earl Hepburn and Beulah Gray, farmers. He attended St. Lawrence Academy in Potsdam from 1861 to 1867. For lack of funds, he left Middlebury College early in his sophomore year (1868). He was a mathematics instructor at St. Lawrence Academy for one term and principal of the Ogdensburg Educational Institute for a year. He studied law in the Ogdensburg office of Stillman Foote and Edward C. James. Admitted to the bar in November 1871, he enjoyed a busy practice until his home town’s fortunes declined when the New York Central Railroad bypassed it. Hepburn married Hattie A. Fisher in 1873; she died eight years later. The couple had two children....

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