Thomas O. Hazen



Thomas O. Hazen




THOMAS O. HAZEN, justice of the peace, real estate and insurance agent and dealer in wall and window shades, is a son of Ziba and Milcah (Perrine) Hazen, who are natives of Hickory and Worth Townships, respectively. Nathaniel Hazen, the grandfather of our subject, was a native of Massachusetts, and was one of the early settlers of Mercer County. Our subject was born in Hickory Township in 1842, and was reared and educated in the common schools of the same township, and graded schools of Sharon, Penn. He learned the painterís trade, which he followed in the summer, and taught school in the winter for twelve years. In 1872 he engaged in the lumber business in Sharpsville, which he carried on for six years. In 1878 he engaged in his present business, as a dealer in wall paper and window shades, and the same year was elected justice of the peace, which office he continues to fill. Mr. Hazen also represents the following insurance companies as their agent for this locality: Phoenix, of Hartford, Conn., Reading, of Reading, Penn., and the Dwelling House Insurance Co., of Boston, Mass. In politics our subject is a Republican. He was married in 1865 to Miss A. V. McDowell, daughter of Josiah McDowell, of Crawford County, Penn., who died in 1869, leaving one son, Elton E., who died in 1872. Mr. Hazenís second wife was Miss Eva McDowell, sister of his first wife, and by this marriage they have one child, Birdie May. Our subject is a member of the I. 0. 0. F., Lodge No. 739, of Sharpsville, Lodge A. 0. U. W. No. 71 of Sharpsville, and the E. A. U. Union, No. 359, of Sharpsville. He is also a member of the First Universalist Church of Sharpsville, and rung the first Universalist Church bell that was ever rung in Mercer County. Mr. Hazen is of Scotch and Welsh descent. 

History of Mercer County, 1888, page 840-841




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