(III) Fred W., son of Alfred M. and Louisa (Smith) Hollis, was born in Canandaigua. Ontario county, New York. December 27, 1871. His education was acquired in the public schools of his native town and in the Canandaigua Academy. Until he was twenty-four years of age he assisted his father in the brick tile and coal business, then purchased a farm near the village in what is now (1910) the town of Hopewell. and is at the present time still occupied with its cultivation. His political affiliations are with the Republican party, and he has served as assessor for the town of Hopewell. In 1909 he was elected to the office of superintendent of the poor for a term of three years. His fraternal and club associations are with Canandaigua Lodge, No. 294, Free and Accepted Masons; Canandaigua Chapter, . No. 162, Royal Arch Masons; Modern Woodmen of America; Benevolent Protective Order Elks, No. 1054, Geneva; Business Men’s Club of Canandaigua, of which he is a trustee. He was married in Canandaigua, August 18, 1896, to Verna E., born in Canandaigua, daughter of Cassius C. and Harriet (Smith) Sutherland. They have one child: Frederick S., born October 24, 1899.
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