Early Photograph of the Bank.

      The Second National Bank was organized January 26, 1864.  The following-named persons composed the first board of directors:  Leonard AMES, Alfred A. HOWLETT, Gilbert MOLLISON, Isaac L. MERRIAM, Theodore W. WELLS, Henry S. CONDE, William GARDNER, John C. CHURCHILL.  First officers were as follows, viz: Leonard AMES, president; Samuel B. JOHNSON, vice-president; and Henry S. CHANDLER, cashier.  Mr. AMES has remained president of the bank from its organization to the present time.  Mr. CHANDLER remained cashier until July 1, 1864, when Marshall B. CLARKE was appointed.  January 20, 1872, George M. WILLIAMS was appointed vice CLARKE, deceased.  Mr. WILLIAMS soon after resigned, and May 6, 1872, E. P. BURT was appointed, who officiated until December 23, 1873, when his connection with the bank ceased, and the office was vacant until April 22, 1874, when L. H. CONKLIN, the present county treasurer, was chosen to that position.  Mr. CONKLIN remained cashier until February 28, 1876, when he was suceeded by the present cashier, Henry R. CARRIER.  Capital, one hundred and twenty thousand dollars.

Source: History of Oswego County, N. Y., 1789 – 1877, published by Everett & Ferriss, 1878.
Photograph:Contributed by Brandon Bellinger

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