FULLER, son of Edward and Sarah (Tilden) Hazen, was born in Hartford, Vermont,
July 11, 1854. He was educated in the public schools. He came to St. Johnsbury
September 2, 1872, and entered the office of E. & T. Fairbanks &
Co., as a clerk. Capable,
industrious, and ambitious, young Hazen was promoted to the position of
bookkeeper in the mechanical department, where he mastered the details
of the manufacture of scales, and kind of labor required, and proved to
be the "right man in the right place." He was appointed assistant superintendent
in 1889, and for the past ten years has been superintendent of this extensive
business, which employs more than one thousand men.
Mr. Hazen's activities
have not been confined to his business alone. They have broadened out into
many avenues of the social, religious, and political life of St. Johnsbury.
He is an Odd Fellow, a 32d degree Mason and a past eminent commander of
Palestine commandery. For four years he served as a trustee of the village.
He was actively interested as an incorporator, and for several years as
a director, of the Citizens Savings Bank and Trust company. For nearly
thirty years he has been a member of the North Congregational church, and
his influence is freely extended to the religious and educational progress
of the town. A zealous Republican, he was for several years chairman of
the town committee, and during the last campaign was president of the Republican
club. He has not sought political preferment for himself, but has worked
strenuously for the cause. P. F. Hazen married Minnie, daughter of Andrew
Oliver and Pamela (Denison) Baker of St. Johnsbury, April 14, 1881.
Mr. Hazen has
achieved a most responsible position in a great enterprise by merit alone,
and possesses a large measure of public confidence.
Successful Vermonters, William H. Jeffrey, E. Burke, Vermont, The Historical
Publishing Company, 1904, page 78-79.
by Tom Dunn January 2005