Malcolm S. Blodgett

Malcolm S. Blodgett

Orwell, Oswego County, New York, USA
Death 2 Jan 1949 (aged 87)
Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA
Burial Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA
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ML S. Blodgett, 87, Dies at His Home

Malcolm S. Blodgett, 87, practicing optometrist for more than 63 years and founder and senior member of the firm of M. S.. Blodgett & Son, optometrists with offices in Watertown, died suddenly Sunday morning, January 2, 1949 at his home as the result of a heart attack. Funeral services were held in Watertown Tuesday afternoon, Rev. W.D. Aubrey of Adams, interim pastor of the First Baptist church of Watertown, officiating.Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery, Sandy Creek, in the spring.

Surviving Mr. Blodgett are his wife, Mrs. Alice S. Blodgett Porter; three sons, Uri S. Blodgett, junior member of the firm of M. S. Blodgett & Son, Jay B. Blodgett, Carthage, and Roy O." Blodgett, Saranac Lake; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Born in Orwell

Mr. Blodgett was born Dec. 10, 1861, in the town of Orwell, Oswego county, near Pekin, a son of the late Samuel and Mary Bartlett Blodgett. His father, who died of pneumonia when only 49 years old, started the first cheese factory in
the town.

Moving to Lacona in his youth, Malcolm S, Blodgett received his early education in the Sandy Creek High school. Later, he went to Nebraska, where for nine years he taught in a business school. When the school was discontinued about 1893, he returned to Lacona.

His first wife, the former Miss Ada P. Howe of Sandy Creek, whom he married July 6, 1886, died August 2, 1894. There were no children by the first marriage. On August 28, 1895, he married Miss Alice S. Porter, the ceremony being performed at the Porter homestead farm in the Stevens district town of Sandy Creek, near Lacona, by Rev. Mr. Maine, a Baptist minister. Last August Mr. and Mrs. Blodgett observed their 63rd wedding anniversary.

Left Lacona in 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Blodgett resided at Lacona until 1914. Mr. Blodgett after returning from Nebraska, began the study of optometry and in 1895 was graduated from the Spencer Institute of Optics, New York. During the early part of his career, Mr. Blodgett practiced his profession in small towns south ofSandy Creek and in communities surrounding Utica, Syracuse and Oswego, maintaining a schedule of visiting the various communities at regular intervals and meeting his patients usually in hotel parlors, as was customary in these days.

In 1908 he established an office in Watertown. The firm of M.S. Blodgett & Son was. organized in 1919, his son, Uri, joining him in practice. Mr. Blodgett was a member of the First Baptist church and also of the Watertown City Lodge No. 291 I.O.O.F He was a member of the Northern New York, the New York state and the American Optometrical associations. He was a former member of the Kiwanis club and the Masonic lodge

Source: Sandy Creek News, Jan 6, 1949

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